Community News

  • April is Sexual Awareness Month

        SAAM is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.
        The Avalon Center provides services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims. All services are free and confidential. Contact the 24/7 crisis line at 1-800-641-3434 if you or someone you know would like more information.

  • Coalfield

        A glorious evening of heavenly music was enjoyed by all in attendance at the 5th Sunday Night Singing on March 31. Approximately 100 souls attended and participated in this lovely evening where the Coalfield churches and friends sang together. It was a true testimony of worship to God. We anxiously await the next event. A delightful snack was prepared for afterwards. A tremendous thanks goes to all who made it possible through planning, preparation and participation.

  • Legislator wins money for charity

        Rep. John Mark Windle won $100 for Unicorn Fund during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) annual “Partnering for Charity” event held on March 6 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown in Nashville.
        Each year, the charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services. In total, 42 legislators won a total of $8,250 in donations for charities in their communities.

  • Nine Lakes Wine Country wine tasting for Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival

        Tickets for the wine tasting will be available on site for only $10 and include a commemorative wine glass and six compartment wine tote with purchase.
        The wine garden will be open Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Taste samples and purchase wines by the bottle or by the case. A wine corral will be available for you to check your purchases while you enjoy the day. You must be 21 or older and have a valid ID to taste and purchase wines.

  • Happenings

    Thursday, April 4

    Wartburg Senior Citizen Yard Sale
    The Wartburg Senior Citizens will hold a yard sale on Thursday and Friday, April 4-5 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Wartburg Senior Citizens Building. All proceeds will go towards upkeep of the building.

    Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at Wartburg Library
    The Knoxville Symphony will be at Wartburg Public Library on Thursday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. to perform Nursery Rhymes for children. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Friday, April 5

  • Buddy-2-Buddy check
  • What's Cooking At Brooks' Corner?

        Wow, there is so much going on since springtime has officially arrived! Even though the mornings are a little nippy the weather has been delightful. 

  • Coalfield

        It is wonderful to see the children, farmers, athletes and all enjoying the lovely weather. Picnics, motorcycles, and ball are the order of the day!
    Mrs. Mary Jackson hosted a delightful fellowship lunch on Saturday. Fifteen of her friends and family met at her home for delicious food and friendly conversation. We look forward to the next occasion.

  • Happenings


  • Monroe to be honored at Ageless Hall of Fame

        Older adults set the bar for volunteering in East Tennessee but often go unnoticed in their efforts. Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and their families by providing accessible care and supportive services through compassionate personnel, has created a special event called the Ageless Hall of Fame, that will honor and recognize 16 senior citizens who demonstrated their care for their community.