Community News

  • The Lifestyle Connection

    Heart of Love
       There came a time when we had the opportunity to leave California. We couldn’t get back to Tennessee, so we compromised. Westinghouse in Baltimore invited Joe out for an interview and we spent all kinds of time weighing the pros and cons, finally deciding that if they offered a good deal, at least we would be closer “home.”

  • Coalfield

        On Saturday afternoon after church, Mary Jackson, our favorite local quilter and homemaker, invited seven people over for a scrumptious lunch. She had homemade strawberry and coconut cream pies, fried squash, green beans, tomato and cucumber marinated salad, cornbread and other delicious dishes. Some of her friends, Jeanette Cox, Mick Finney, Joe Tinker, Joe Gigante, Bev and Walt Sloan and Martin Whitney, left leaving delightfully stuffed.

  • Grand Marshals named for July 4th Parade

        The Deer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce the 2017 Grand Marshalls for the July 4th Parade. Honored this year as Grand Marshalls, for all they have done for Morgan County, are Jean Pollard and Susie Kries.
        This year the parade will celebrate Independence Day Celebration and the Bicentennial of Morgan County.

  • Events listed for 4th of July events at Deer Lodge Abner Ross Memorial Center

    Quilt Show - 8 a.m.-noon: Voting will stop at noon. Votes will be tallied and quilts pinned. For more information, call Shirley at 423-965-3599.
    DLARMC’s Famous Barbecue Chicken Dinner – After the Parade: Cost for Adults (1/2 chicken) $8; and Children (1/4 chicken/leg & thigh) $4. Menu consists of green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, cole slaw and roll. Meal includes drinks of sweet tea, unsweet tea and punch.

  • Plans come together for 3rd Annual Petros Fall Festival

        The town of Petros is planning its 3rd annual Fall Festival in downtown Petros on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a day filled with toe-tapping music by local bands and performers. Vendor booths will line Main Street, offering delicious food, craft items and various wares. The highly successful Car Show returns as part of the day’s excitement.

  • Rep from State Rep. Windle’s office in county June 28

        A staff member from the office of State Rep. John Mark Windle will be in Morgan County on Wednesday, June 28, to assist with constituent claims and questions. John Robbins, field representative, will be at the Morgan County Court House from 10-11 a.m. Those needing assistance are encouraged to visit with Rep. Windle’s assistant or phone 931-879-1695.

  • Happenings

    Coalfield Public Library Summer Reading Program
    The Coalfield Public Library will hold its Summer Reading Program on Tuesdays June-July for K-5th graders. The program will include storytime, activity/craft, snack and sometimes a special guest.

    Fourth of July Celebration Booth Rental

    For booth rental at the 2017 Deer Lodge Fourth of July Celebration, contact Bob Brimi at 423-628-2850 for information. Booths are $20 each without electricity and $23 with electricity.

  • Life Care residents taken “out to the ball game”

        They said “take us out to the ballgame,” and that’s exactly what happened.
        Residents at Life Care Center of Morgan County had voiced in their monthly resident council meeting that they thought they would enjoy going to a Tennessee Smokies ball game.
        So, preparations began on making that request come true.

  • Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival decoration competition
  • Schubert Funeral Home supports business of saving lives

       Schubert Funeral Home, Inc. has invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives, according to a press release. The local funeral home recognized a very unique opportunity to assist local first responders through a marketing initiative that could help save lives. The funeral home asks for people to download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for smart phones and enter in the code: #6677.