•     Dewey Hatfield, former Petros man and now from Lafollette won the Championship Flight in the Morgan County Golf Tournament played over the Lakeside Gold Course the past weekend. Hatfield, a 1958 graduate of Central High School and now an Executive with Consolidation Coal Company in Claiborne County was first in his flight with Ben Bradshaw of Petros second and Ed Knight popular WECO Radio Executive in third place.


        A long-time grocery store staple celebrated its grand re-opening last week.
        Darnell’s was purchased by Houchens Inc. last fall. It has been working on updating and renovating its store over the last several weeks, explained Manager David Maxwell Friday.
        “Ever aisle has been reset – some drastically,” he said. “We have new registers, new equipment and new products.”

  •     Camp is fun; however, it is also beneficial to child development. The American Camp Association (ACA) has done research showing the benefits of a child going to camp, and they include:

  • Ownership Deadline: May 20
    Eastern Region Show: June 28-29
    State Sheep Expo: July 6-8
    Call and schedule a time so your sheep can be tagged before June 1.
    For more information, contact Agriculture Extension Agent for Morgan County Jenni Goodrich at 423-346-3000, or Morgan County FFA Advisor Landon Mann at 423-346-6285.

  • Remember to check Tuesday, May 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.  

  • Cooking Matters!

        If you are a diabetic or the caretaker of a diabetic, this class is for you. Twelve lucky participants will learn to plan and prepare nutritious and delicious meals for a diabetic while staying on a budget. The class will meet six times at the Petros Senior Center and space is limited to only 12 participants. Meeting dates are May 5, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9 and June 16 from 5-7 p.m.

  •     Insulin plays a key role in metabolic functions in the body. People with diabetes have an intimate knowledge of insulin, particularly if they do not produce enough naturally. However, the rest of the public may be less knowledgeable about the role of insulin and its impact on overall health.

  •     Walk across Tennessee is an 8-week walking program for teams of six people. The teams will have a friendly competition to see who can log the most miles while walking, jogging, biking, dancing, etc. Keep in mind that team members do not have to walk together since some may prefer to walk outside, while others walk on a treadmill. In addition, participants may choose from a variety of activities by using physical activity equivalents.

  • By Jenni Goodrich
    Agriculture Extension Agent for Morgan County

        As we move closer to Easter it seems that everywhere we look there are chicks. As we jump in to raising chicks this spring, it is a good idea to keep a few management tips from our state veterinarians in mind to help you keep your birds healthy and to reduce the threat of Avian Influenza in your home flocks. 

  •     Scott County Bee Association will meet Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. For information, contact Don Young at 423-627-2579 or Larry Walker at 423-628-6455.


  • Remember to check Sunday, April 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.  

  • For a gleaming smile

        Why is so much emphasis placed on tooth brushing and flossing?    Because oral health is directly linked to our general health and well-being. It is also a well known fact that dental disease can take a heavy toll, both financially and socially; treatments can be very costly, bad breath can put off our friends, and toothaches can cause absenteeism from work or school.

  •     “Take a 100 meal journey. Make small changes, one meal at a time.” This is the theme for the Nutrition Month 2016 campaign, which is organized by Dietitians of Ca­na­da. Their goal? To encourage you to make small, positive changes to your eating habits. Here are some tips that will help you meet the challenge.

    Meal planning

  •     If you think you don’t have time to work out, think again! The truth is, being active doesn’t require hours to spare. Get moving — without running out of time — with these practical pointers.

        1. Split up your sessions. If you don’t have time for the recommended half-hour of exercise each day, do two fifteen-minute sessions or three ten-minute sessions. It’ll be just as good for you, and much easier to work into your busy schedule.