Community News

  • Creative ways for small town residents to give back

        Giving back to one’s community is a great way for men and women to make use of their talents and foster strong towns and cities. Volunteering opportunities abound in big cities, but small town residents may not have as many options as they look for ways to give back.
        Small town residents looking to give back may need to create their own opportunities if the options available to them do not suit their fancies.

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  • Exploring Morgan County

        With the last leaves falling from the tree tops, Fall is coming to an end. Fall festivities like Halloween and Thanksgiving have already passed, but this year’s celebrations are far from over. Now, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit.
        I’m not going to lie, I’m a little excited for the holiday season. I’ve been listening to Christmas music since October, and I’ve already made a batch of gingerbread cookies with my sister. But hey, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it?

  • Coalfield

        The performances of the Coalfield Community Choir were well attended and quite successful. Mr. Keith Adcock is already planning an Easter concert in the spring for the community. Please don’t forget the Dec. 20th, Mr. Adcock will lead the community in caroling at the Gazebo at the Coalfield School at 6:30 p.m. We thank all who diligently worked to make this possible.

  • 5K Angel run/walk in honor of Felicia Rich winners
  • Scott County Bee Assoc. meeting set for Dec. 19

        The Scott County Bee Association will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. A potluck dinner will be held. Bring a dish to share. Also, bring a sample taste of your honey for others to try. For more information, call Larry Walker at 423-628-6455.


  • Save the date for CASA Winter Blast

        The 2018 CASA Winter Blast has been set for Saturday, Feb. 10. The event will once again be held at the Princess Theatre in Harriman. There will be food, fun and music featuring the Chillbillies.
        Tickets will be on sale soon. For more information, call 865-717-4186 or email info@casaninth.org.

  • DLHS begins collecting donations for 50th Deer Lodge July 4th Parade and Celebration

        The Deer Lodge Historical Society is commemorating 50 years of the Deer Lodge July 4th Parade and Celebration.
        Donations are now being accepted for a Henry Lever Action 22 Long Rifle, #1 of 10 produced. The cost for tickets are $5 for one or $10 for three. The rifle will be given away on July 4, 2018 at the Weidemann Hotel at 7 p.m.
        For more information call 423-663-7648.
        Convicted felons may not participate.

  • Holiday willpower tip #5 - Help yourself

        The holiday season is all about sharing, celebrating, togetherness, and indulging-in moderation. Pass the eggnog and remember to help yourself when it comes to navigating the holiday season.
        Tips for Helping Yourself
        Put your food on a plate. It is much harder to track what is being eaten when just nibbling freely without a plate.
        Count your canapés. Same reasoning as #1.
        Eat and chew slowly. It is not a race.

  • Christmas is fast approaching!

        Do you fear you’ll run out of time to prepare for the holidays? Follow this guide to stay on top of your holiday planning! Here’s the fourth of six checklists to help you prepare for the upcoming festivities.
        With three weeks to go before Christmas arrives, you should:
        • Decide on a table setting and ensure you have enough seating room for all of your guests (rent chairs or ask your invitees to bring their own, if needed)