Community News

  • Piney

        Good morning all. I hope all had a good weekend. I went to church both times and enjoyed it a lot. Pat preached real good as always. The singing was good also. Cathy did a very good special on Sunday morning and Whitley and Jacob did ‘The Old Rugged Cross’. It was very good. Love you kids.
        I was glad to see Ronnie Isham, son Chris and friend at church. I hope they visit us again soon.
        I want to thank Tammy Rogers for naming my news one of her specials. Thanks Tammy.

  • Coalfield

        On Tuesday at noon the Coalfield Senior Citizens enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch together. Many participated after their weekly Bible study. Also, on Tuesday evening the Coalfield Community Churches gathered at 6 p.m. for a special Thanksgiving program at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Each church participated with music and other forms of thanksgiving praise.
        All the residents of Coalfield wish everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving” this week; we all have so much for which we can praise God.

  • Unicorn Fund supporters visit
  • THP to conduct safety checkpoints this week

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Nov. 21, 2010 on Hwy 62 at Hwy 116 in Morgan County.
        Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Wartburg Volunteer Fire Department recieves grant check

  • Sunbright Srs. fill Christmas Shoeboxes for Smaritan’s Purse

        Sunbright Senior Citizens recently assembled children’s school and health supplies, toys and sweets to fill thirty Christmas shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse to send into worldwide communities. Postage to ship the boxes came from a grant by Plateau Electric’s Operation Pocket Change. Sunbright Seniors have participated in the shoebox project every year since 2003.

  • Emory River Watershed Association welcomes everyone to December meeting and party

  • Morgan/Scott Project Chistmas Gifts

        Morgan Scott Project and the Unicorn Fund will be partnering this year to provide gifts for children in low income families in Morgan County.

  • Clean-up at Laymance Falls successful

        On November 6, several folks braved one of the coldest morning yet this fall to pick up trash near Laymance Falls. When it was over, a full-sized truck bed was filled to the brim with everything from bottles and cans to insulation and a smashed TV. The event was sponsored by the Morgan County Soil Conservation District, the University of Tennessee’s Agriculture Extension office, and the Emory River Watershed Association; all of the organizations would like to extend their thanks to everyone who came out to help.

  • Life Care Center sponsors Operation Christmas Child as collection site

    At Life Care Center of Morgan County, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Wartburg, residents and associates are preparing to share the gift of Christmas with needy children around the world.
    As part of the 2010 Operation Christmas Child campaign, the facility invites the community to join the team in filling sturdy shoe boxes (or other similarly sized storage boxes) with Christmas gifts. The boxes will be distributed to children in war-torn and poverty-stricken countries by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief organization headed by Franklin Graham.