•     The Wartburg Central Junior High School boys and girls basketball teams have each contributed another trophy to the case as they both earned their respective crowns in the Morgan County Tournament.
        This was the first time in 14 years that the Central basketballers have shared a dual championship and also the first time in as many years that the girls’ team has come out on top.

  •     Did you ever awake on a bright and beautiful morning with that robust feeling that you could move mountains, and that all was well with the world? And then Gumperson’s Law takes over, and the rainbow you thought was over your shoulder was really a leprechaun or Gremlin riding your back.

  •    The Morgan County Extension office will be in the community at various locations throughout the month of March. March 12, agents will be on site at Morgan Pro Hardware from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to answer your agriculture and non-agricultural questions. March 13, agents will be at the Abner Ross Memorial Center in Deer Lodge from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to serve that part of the county. If you are in the area and have a question, or you just want to stop by to talk, agents will be there and look forward to the conversation.

  •     Don’t just go to the garden center and buy plants. Every successful garden starts with a solid plan. At 11:30 a.m., March 19, there will be a home garden site selection and preparation class in the Farm Bureau Basement. There is no cost associated with this program and the registration deadline is March 21.

  •     At the beginning of February, the general public had the opportunity to view 4-H posters from the classroom.
        Since then, the posters chosen to represent Morgan County have been sent to the regional office and the camp tee-shirt design winner has been chosen.
        Winners are as follows:
        First place: Jacey Bingham, 5th grade of Oakdale
        Second place: Hayley Carpenter, 4th grade of Wartburg Central

  •     Morgan County is excited to host the TSU New Farmer Academy. The East Tennessee New Farmer Academy is a 7-month certificate program designed for those with an interest in becoming agricultural entrepreneurs.
        Ideal candidates for this program include those who are new to agriculture, those who wish to transition into agriculture from another field, such as military service or private sector work, or those who are looking for a post retirement opportunity.  

  • By Judy Underwood Editor

        Jeanette Hoskins, a teacher at Oakdale School, has become the second Morgan County teacher to reach Level III in the Better Schools’ Career Ladder program.
    Hoskins teaches kindergarten and first grade at Oakdale. She has fourteen years of teaching experience. More than 10 of those years have been at Oakdale.
        A native of Overton County, Hoskins received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.

  • By Judy Underwood Editor

        Local residents will be seeing and hearing about a lot of new activities at Frozen Head State Park over the next few months. Many of these activities will be through the efforts of the park’s new Ranger Naturalist David Engebretson.
        Engebretson comes to Morgan County by way of Johnson City where he has lived for the last six years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from East Tennessee State University in biology.

  •     The United States Achievement Academy announced that Kimberly N. England has been named a United States National Award winner in history and government.
        This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hop to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes less than 10 percent of all American high school students.
    England, who attends Sunbright High School, was nominated for this National Award by Bill Hunter, a social studies teacher at the school.

  • Remember to check Friday, March 2
    Call your partner and remind them!

        Morgan County News and S.H.O.C. (Survivors Helping Others Cope) is proud to present Buddy-2-Buddy, a program designed to help you to remember to remind your buddy to perform their self breast cancer exam. 

  • Looking out for you

    Mom was right about eye safety 

  • The key ingredient to health is your nutrition

        Why is water so important for me? How can I tell if I’m dehydrated? There are so many important questions which have to be considered when exercising. First of all, it’s important to know that 60-70 percent of the human body is made up of water.    Every day, we lose water via the skin, the kidneys, the lungs and the digestive tract.  All this water must be replaced if our bodies are to function smoothly.

  • Radishes —This member of the mustard family has a slight peppery flavor. Radishes can be found in a variety of colors, ranging from red to purple to white to black, and this low-calorie superstar has 20 calories per cup and is brimming with vitamin C, folate, potassium and folate. Munch on them for a snack, or sauté, braise, glaze, or pickle them. And don’t forget about the leaves—they can be added raw to salads or
    cooked like spinach.