Community News

  • Regional Library Board to meet Oct. 26

        The Clinch-Powell Regional Library Board will meet on Tuesday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clinton Shoney’s (I-75, exit 122). An optional dinner is at 5 p.m. The Clinch-Powell Regional Library is a library for libraries which serves Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Scott and Union counties’ public libraries, book stations, Head Start Centers, day cares and eldercare facilities.
         For more information, please call 865-457-0931.

  • THP schedules checkpoint

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver license roadside safety checkpoint during the week of 10/22/10 on Hwy. 62 @ Hwy. 298 in Morgan County.
        Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Coalfield

        REMINDER: October 23, THIS SATURDAY, is Homecoming for the Coalfield Seventh-day Adventist church. The special speaker that day will be Kyle Treece, a native Coalfieldian. They are honored to have him in the pulpit. After the worship service, the congregation will share a potluck lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Lonnie Cook from Jamestown is the Pastor of the flock. Don’t forget this important event - all are invited.

  • Sunrise OES 364 receives Official Visit from Grand Conductress

        Sunrise OES 364 observed the Official Visit of Sister Mildred Shumate, Associate Grand Conductress, on September 27, 2010. A wonderful banquet was enjoyed by our guests with Gary West as Toastmaster, Della Long, Worthy Matron, and Brenda West, Past Matron, who introduced our guests and officers. Brother Boyd Franklin played “Amazing Grace “and “Wildwood Flower” on the harmonic and guitar -  this is always beautiful and moving as Boyd is multi-talented.

  • Miller shares amazement

        Icy Miller of Lancing is pictured above showing off her elephant ear plant that has a bloom. An Elephant Ear having a bloom is a rare occurrence. Icy’s mother had Elephant Ear plants too. She says in all of her 70 years in watching Elephant Ear’s grow that she has never seen one bloom.

  • Deer-Vehicle collision frequency up 21 percent in five years


        While the number of miles driven by U.S. motorists over the past five years has increased just 2 percent, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in this country during that time has grown by ten times that amount.  

  • Morgan County group accepts Three-Star award
  • Morgan County to observe trick-or-treating on Oct. 30

        Morgan County Executive Don Edwards has directed that Morgan County will observe trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 30 because Halloween falls on Sunday this year.
        The same is true for the cities of Wartburg, Oakdale and Sunbright.
        There are several community/church events planned to give children and alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. Please refer to our Happenings page for some of them.

  • Pine Orchard

    By Bo Miles
        Homecoming on the 4th Sunday of September went well with good singing, fellowship and food. Not too many “old-timers” came, they’ve mostly gone on. I’m one of the few “old-timers” left at Pine Orchard.
        Glad to have Russell Zumstein of Ashville, N.C. with us in church last Sunday. He grew up in Pine Orchard.

  • Clear Creed

    By Edith Aytes