Mon
Apr 25 2016
08:34 am

Here's the link to the digital paper. If you don't have a subscription you may not be able to see it.

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Is the usual "No Good News on the Front Page" theme. Ask yourself why there's nothing on the front page that would make someone interested in moving to Roane County or starting a business here?

I think it's because our paper is corporate owned by people who don't live her and run by people who didn't live here and don;t care about Roane County's future. In most markets there is a main paper that operates like the Chamber of Commerce with all rah rah and good news to spur growth. Then there's another that is pretty much a car wreck and scandal sheet with no intent other than to sell papers and send the profit out of the county back to corporate headquarters.

Unfortunately we don't have but one paper and it's the second one.

It doesn't have to be this way. There's plenty of writing talent at the RCN if only they were guided into being a positive force for our county.

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