2021-04-22

The age of fact free politics

“Fabric free entertainment” reads the sign on a nightclub in Parkersburg.

Editorial cartoon 4-22-21

Miller worthy addition to 1,000-point club

There’s a brand new member of the 1,000-point club at Roane County High School.

Work underway on bypass right-of-way

It’s been a long road, but there are finally some visible signs of progress on a project to bypass Scott Miller Hill.

Vaccination demand slowing down

With nearly one in four people in Roane County now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the number coming forward to get a vaccination is slowing down.

Packing the court

Liberal power play bad idea for country

During the 2020 presidential campaign, candidate Joe Biden was reluctant to answer questions about the possibility of “packing” the U.S. Supreme Court.

Paper 4-22-21

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Lawsuit against officers settled

County commissioners in dark about payment

A lawsuit involving three police officers in Roane County was settled last year, although the president of the Roane County Commission said commissioners had no input on the decision.

Obituaries for 4-22-21

Norma Lou Harper, 84; Drema Gail McCord, 57; William Burl Nichols, 87; Eleanor Swiger, 92

Funds approved for new Spencer Middle

After more than two decades at the top of the wish list, state funding has been approved to build a new Spencer Middle School.