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Community News

  • Support groups are positive

    Why support groups?

        Domestic violence is no more about violence than rape is about sex. Domestic violence is the intentional, systematic tearing down of a person’s self-worth by an abuser to gain power and control over their choices and behavior. Over time, an abuser uses many tactics (such as fear, intimidation, isolation) to strip their victim of self-esteem, independence and confidence.  

  • Coalfield

        Join us Sunday morning, Oct. 21, for our church Homecoming. Pleasant Grove has been sharing the Word of God with the Coalfield community for more than 150 years, and we welcome all to our Homecoming service. Bro. Don Long will lead the worship, and we will have plenty of singing and fellowship.
        The annual Coalfield Homecoming was terrific this year with great weather and it was well attended. For great photos look at some sites on Facebook. Judy Spradlin and Pam Bozeman have some good shots.

  • Packed Away Picture
  • Happenings

    Wednesday, Oct. 17

    Team Melinda Jones Soup Dinner

  • 4th Annual Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence is tomorrow

        This Thursday, Oct. 4, join in to Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence in Morgan County. The 4th annual event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Wartburg. This event will include guest speakers, survivor stories, free dinner and resources from local organizations who can help break the cycle of violence. The entire event is FREE for everyone to attend.

  • Exploring Morgan County

        October is here, and Fall festivities are just around the corner. We Tennesseans take fall seriously, so this month’s column is stuffed with adventure.
        My exploration begins this weekend in Rugby. Every year, Christ Church Rugby hosts a Michaelmas Festival to kick-off the holiday season.
        This will be my family’s third year participating as craft vendors. The festival is the perfect opportunity to get some early gift shopping in, while enjoying the Fall weather.

  • Sunbright Beautification Board seeks names of Fallen War Veterans

        The Sunbright Beautification Board is requesting names of Fallen War Veterans from the Sunbright area, to be included on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Sunbright. The deadline for names is Saturday, Oct. 27.
        A list has been compiled, but if you know of a fallen veteran in the Sunbright area, please contact Charles Webb at 865-216-4593 or Pat Judkins at 865-466-9510.
        Any names or donations for this worthy cause can be mailed to Sunbright Beautification Board, 171 Burrville Rd., Sunbright, TN 37872.

  • Youth Club holds outdoor movie night
  • October is Let’s Talk Month

        Every October is Let’s Talk Month in Morgan County. Let’s Talk Month is a national campaign to encourage parents and children to communicate about many important issues that contribute toward positive youth development. Many concerns for parents and youth are being addressed by schools, faith-based organizations and other local agencies throughout the community this month.

  • WCES third graders write appreciation letters to law enforcement