Hospital staff out due to COVID-19

A Roane General Hospital spokesman said Tuesday that eight employees, including two physicians and six other staff members, currently were quarantined at home due to positive COVID test results.

Santa coming to town with his own bubble

It takes more than a global pandemic to stop old Saint Nick.

Editorial cartoon 12-10-20


High court stands up for right to worship

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Woman who left rehab sent to prison

A woman who left a court-ordered drug treatment program after only an hour was sentenced to prison instead.

Grades drop with distance learning

The number of A’s earned by Roane students including those in distance learning this year declined slightly compared to the total number last year, while the number of F’s increased sixfold.

Paper 12-10-20

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Coronavirus claims fourth Roane resident

Roane County has recorded a fourth death from the coronavirus.

The Old Perdictor

Hear’s a ripe story I heared t’other day whilst me ‘n Ol’ Blue wuz a-havin’ one o’ them supper spredder hollyday parties under the bleechers up at the hi skool.

Obituaries 12-10-20

Georgia Butler Atkinson, 88; John W. Bumgarner, 88; Rose Ann Bush, 59; Pearl Mae Heiney, 95; William Preston Patton, 86; Velma M. Walbrown, 91