Community News

  • The Wartburg AARP Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site has closed
  • Grant awarded to Rugby’s Archives to digitize letters
  • City of Wartburg sets up Public Workshop to discuss bicycling/walking for Feb. 21

        A Public Workshop on Helping Shape the Future of Bicycling and Walking in Wartburg will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall, located at 202 S. Kingston St. in Wartburg.
        The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the City of Wartburg are working together on a master plan for improving walking and cycling throughout the city. A project workshop will be held to identify opportunities and issues throughout the city and begin exploring potential design solutions.

  • Coalfield

        This past weekend Pleasant Grove Baptist Church held its annual Sweetheart Banquet. More news of the events will be listed as it becomes available.
        Coalfield Public Library has a new librarian. Drop by and meet her. The new hours for the library are 12:30-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed.; and 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
        Our hearts and prayers are with each sick and grieving person.
    Saturday, Feb. 25, the Coalfield Seventh Day Adventist Church will have a Sweetheart dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.  

  • DLVFD monthly dinner set for Saturday

        The Deer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly fundraiser dinner at the Deer Lodge Abner Ross Memorial Center on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 4-8 p.m. This all-you-can-eat dinner will consist of fried chicken, fried chicken livers, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and drinks. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years of age. Free delivery is offered within a five mile radius by calling 423-319-7314. Your support is truly appreciated. Everyone is invited.

  • Celebrate living tobacco-free in Tennessee

        The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners in the Statewide Tobacco-Free Coalition in celebrating Tennessee Quit Week Feb. 13-17. The theme for the week-long campaign is “It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee” to celebrate Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.

  • Happenings

    Thursday, Feb. 16

    Fellowcraft at Emerald Lodge
    Emerald Lodge #377 in Wartburg will hold a Fellowcraft on Thursday, Feb. 16. Members will eat at 6 p.m. Work will follow. All Fellowcraft and Master Masons are invited to attend.

    Mountain Laurel Festival meeting
    The Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at Plateau Electric Cooperative in Wartburg.

    MCTA meeting

  • Trivia about leaders of the nation
  • Celebrate President’s Day in a fun way

        You don’t have the budget for a ski retreat or a sunny beach getaway this Presidents’ Day weekend? And your shopping muscle still hurts from Christmas — not to mention your wallet? There is another way to celebrate this federal holiday Monday, one that truly honors the day and doesn’t cost much: a president-themed movie-fest. Here are a few that offer a little glimpse into what it might be like to be America’s head of state.

  • Black Friday’s new rival

        If you started the New Year with a resolution to tighten your wallet, it doesn’t mean you have to halt all your consumer spending. It looks as though Presidents’ Day is your new best chance to find deeply discounted clothing, home goods, and even cars. A satisfying side effect of this largely cyber event is that smaller, local businesses are beginning to jump in as well with drop-in specials and Internet rebates.