Community News

  • Happenings

    Applications for elderly/disabled home repair
    The Morgan-Scott Project is taking applications for home repair for the elderly and disabled. The repair work will be done by volunteer groups from all over the U.S. Call 423-965-3131 to see if you qualify. Area church groups and organizations choose the Morgan County area to do their mission work. If your organization, church or family would like to participate in a mission project, call 423-965-3131.

    Avalon Center Support Group

  • Morgan County Tourism Alliance

        Morgan County Tourism Alliance in partnership with Morgan County is Healthier    Together are announcing the third annual, Tennessee Mountain Laurel Hiking Marathons.
        Registration day is Saturday, March 17 from 1-3 p.m. at the Morgan County Visitor Center.
        Join Ranger Jacob for a chat about the Cumberland Trail and take a short hike to experience one of the newest sections of the Cumberland Trail. Hikes begin at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.  

  • Oakdale teachers receive gifts from Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution

    By Jo Hardin

        Recently, Michelle Bingham, third grade teacher at Oakdale School, received a box of unit materials on pollination and pollinators from Nannette Feeback, Regent of Avery Trace Chapter, NSDAR. The conservation theme, 2016-2019, for Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is “Be a Friend to Bees.”

  • Annual Valentine Party at Life Care
  • RSVP now for Sudden Acts of Violence presentation set for March 27

        Morgan County Emergency Management will be hosting the presentation “Sudden Acts of Violence” on Tuesday, March 27.  
        The presentation will be given by the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security. This presentation will provide citizens with knowledge of how to prepare for sudden acts of violence. Everything from fire to an active shooter will be covered.

  • Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival quilt packets still available

        Calling all quilters! It is time again to bond our friendship and talents to create a quilt for the Mountain Laurel Festival. Just like the components that fit together to make a quilt, so are there components that make good friendships. We can honor those friendships that we have formed over the years with a quilt.
        The theme for this year’s quilt show is “Friendships Through the Years”. The opportunity quilt pattern will be the Friendship Star.  

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  • Brooks-Jones turns 80 with honors
  • Exploring Morgan County

        From hiking to stargazing, Morgan County has lots to offer outdoors. But, I bet many of you haven’t heard of one of my favorite outdoor activities: Geocaching.
        If you’re not familiar with Geocaching, it’s essentially one big treasure hunt. People hide capsules on public property for others to find. Sometimes, these capsules have fun little trinkets inside, sometimes they just have lists to sign to show that you found them. The cool thing is, anyone can go geocaching, and it’s free.

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