Virus on the increase here

Roane County’s infection rate from COVID-19 is on the increase and has surpassed the state rate.

Paper 12-31-2020

Commission approves roof replacement bid

Roane County Commissioners approved a bid to replace the roof on the Geary Library and clinic building at a brief meeting Monday morning.

Work on bypass eyed for early ‘21

Maybe 2021 will finally be the year for the Scott Miller Hill bypass.

Obituaries for 12-31

Orva Marie Combs, 93, Hartville, Ohio, Carolyn June Hersman, 88 Spencer, Joseph N. Mattis, 81, Spencer, Harold ‘Bat’ Norman, 89, Holden, James Kenneth Paxton, 83, Spencer

Father still missing after over a week

Tom Wilson was looking forward to spending Christmas with his two sons.


Cartoons used to be for entertainment. Now it seems some of them double as tools of indoctrination for the left.

The top 10 stories of the year

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic made 2020 one of the most challenging years on record, and Roane County was no exception.

It don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice

Legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was said to have told the following story at a Touchdown Club meeting many years before his death in 1983.

Away in a manger

Away in a manger. That’s where we spent Christmas.