Community News

  • How to keep pets safe in winter weather

        The arrival of cooler temperatures sparks various changes. Chilly air and precipitation can be dangerous, especially to pets that are unaccustomed to extreme changes in temperature.
        Pet owners may be well aware of the hazards of warm weather, including the threat of leaving pets in hot cars. But cold weather also has its share of risks. Heed these tips to keep pets safe and secure.

  • Payne graduates boot camp
  • Grant to send Morgan County Tourism Alliance in positive direction

        This year, the Morgan County Tourism Alliance received a 2017-18 Developmental Co-op Grant in the amount of $4,000. This grant will be used to expand media outreach, informing the public of the events, activities and tourism opportunities for Morgan County and the region.
        The Tribute to King Pleasure Jazz Concert was part of the grant money program.

  • The Lifestyle Connection

        You mustn’t think that my life stopped just because I had medical problems. There were good times and bad times. I had long since given up my day care and put my house back in order. Now I used the classroom for a family room and since Mama had sworn she would never be back, the rainy-day room became my office.

  • Happenings

    American Legion New Year’s Eve Gala

  • Why make resolutions?

        The dawn of a new year is a time when many people take inventory of the previous 12 months and begin thinking about ways they can improve their lives in the coming year. Such looking ahead can provide inspiration and motivation.
        Resolving to make changes at the beginning of a new year is a tradition for many people. Even when people veer off course from their resolutions, many pick themselves up, dust themselves off and try again year after year.

  • Marathon viewing, a New Year’s tradition

        Streaming television service providers and on-demand services offered by cable and satellite companies have opened the door for television fans to engage in marathon viewing sessions of their favorite shows.
        Such sessions are now routinely characterized as “binge watching,” in which people spend hours on end watching popular series such as “Game of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead” and “Stranger Things,” often watching multiple episodes in a single session.

  • Bowl games and New Year’s Day

        New Year’s Day is rife with tradition. Perhaps no such tradition is more exciting for fans of college football than the handful of New Year’s Day bowl games featuring some of the sport’s best teams. New Year’s Day bowl games can trace their origins back to the 19th century.

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  • Ready..Set..Go! gets former nurse moving at Life Care

        Nancy Robinson, a retired licensed practical nurse, had to have a total knee replacement surgery. After having the procedure done at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, she came to Life Care Center of Morgan County for rehabilitation on Nov. 10.         
        “I wasn’t worried at all about the care I would receive here,” said Robinson. “I’d seen how great it was firsthand with my husband.”