Editorial cartoon 11-18-21

School rewarded for vaccinations

Governor visits Geary to deliver $50,000 prize

Governor Jim Justice, accompanied by his English Bulldog, “Babydog,” stopped at Left Hand last week to deliver a check for $50,000.


Raiders come up with big plays on both sides of the ball to knock off Nicholas, advance in Class AA playoffs

Roane County was at its best when its best was needed.

Driver in pregnant woman’s death enters guilty pleas

A drunk driver who struck a vehicle with a pregnant woman on the way home from her baby shower pled guilty to causing her death.

How did it come to this?

A message shared on social media said, “I guess we should retire the expression ‘avoid it like the plague’ given how little effort people put into avoiding an actual plague.”

Obituaries for 11-18-21

Vonnel F. Conley, 75; Audrey Maxine Engle, 89; James Arthur Freeland, 76; June M. Schartiger Miller, 81; Cheryl I. Shafer, 70; Freddie ‘Bunk’ Wagoner, 72; Terry Brooks Webb, 63; Norma Lou Westfall, 86

Teachers feel worn down by more challenges

Superintendent says it's time to simplify

If Roane Board of Education members left their annual meeting with school improvement council representatives last week with one idea, it may be that too much is being put on teachers at a time they are being pushed to the limit.

The Old Perdictor

Now i done tolt you more’n onct that my Cuzzin Junior is a few fries short o’ a Happie Meel ‘n its even worser when it comes to math. Why, that boy’d have trubble a-countin’ to 21 even if’n he wuz in his birthin’day soot.

Some tasty tidbits from the local sports scene

Here are a few tasty tidbits to savor as you begin to plan your Thanksgiving menu – of watching sports, that is.

Paper 11-18-21

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