•    Installing a fireplace or wood stove in your home is much more than just adding another source of heat; it also adds warmth to the décor. Creating a cozy atmosphere is easy with one of the many different types of heating units available on the market. Here are some tips to help you to figure which kind will best suit your needs.

    Wood stoves

  •     Many people like to carry a few specific tools in the trunk of their vehicles during winter, in case of roadside or weather-caused emergencies. Even if your vehicle is an all-wheel-drive SUV or a full-fledged four-wheel-drive truck, some tools can come really handy in extreme situations.

  •     You already know how important it is to have the right winter tires installed on your vehicle when the cold weather sets in. But what about your wiper blades? Visibility being of the utmost importance while driving, these vital components are not to be neglected come wintertime.

  • Mountains of festivities

        Even though it might seem that summer is the season the most packed with theme days and special events, winter also has its fair share of festivities. Carnivals and festivals of all kinds abound, to the delight of those who love winter and those who are always looking for ways to enjoy the snow and cold temperatures.

  • Last week’s weather was frightful for some, but for Tom McCanna and his sons, Jack and Joe, the frigid temperatures made for a great camping trip at Frozen Head State Park.

    The McCannas made the trip to Morgan County from Birmingham, Ala. last Tuesday and stayed until Thursday.

    “This is my fifth time here,” father Tom said. “This park was introduced to me by a Boy Scout troop and I just love this place. I love coming in the cold weather and seeing the frozen waterfalls, DeBord and Emory Gap.

  • Avoid unseasoned wood or wood that was not grown locally

  •     New Year’s resolutions are typically made by individuals looking to improve their lives. Some people may resolve to read more, while others may be determined to start living healthier lifestyles. Men and women who want to improve their lives while also contributing to the greater good may want to tailor their resolutions around protecting the planet.

  • For more than 40 years Morgan-Scott Project has been helping area families in need.

    Christmas is no different as last week Morgan-Scott Project handed out thousands of toys at Sunbright United Methodist Church for nearly 400 children.

  • Remember to check Tuesday, Jan. 2
    Call your partner and remind them!

  •     January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross encourages everyone to contribute to this important work. Knowing your blood type is an important part of donating. There are different blood types because not all blood has the same kinds of red blood cells in it.
        How can red blood cells be different?

  • Let’s get in shape this year!

  •     If you’re dreading the return of seasonal cold and flu viruses, be proactive. Healthy habits will help keep your immune system in tiptop shape and primed to stave off unpleasant infections.
        A healthy person’s immune system doesn’t need any outside help to stay in good condition, as it’s naturally designed to defend your body and heal itself. However, some behaviors may affect your body’s capacity to fend off attackers (viruses, parasites, cancerous cells, foreign bodies, etc.).

  •     I ran across this the other day: and thought it was well worth repeating for you:

  • Brothers Brandon and Daniel Masiongale love farming, and they have brought that love to Morgan County through Edgefield Farm.

    Originally from Pickett County, the brothers purchased what was known as the Boyle Farm on Glades Road a few years ago. They soon discovered that cattle did well in Morgan County.

  •     Morgan County 4-H Honor Club teamed up with Save-A-Lot in Wartburg on Saturday, Dec. 2, to collect food to be donated to Storehouse Ministries. The five members of the Honor Club, along with their siblings and parents collected donations from 11 a.m-1 p.m. At the end of the event, the team collected roughly 500 pounds of nonperishable food and about $100 in monetary donations.