Community News

  • Coalfield

  • February is teen dating violence awareness and prevention month

        Just last year Congress began dedicating the entire month of February to Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and promote programs intended to help youth with teen dating violence issues. Throughout February, individuals and many organizations nationwide highlight the need to educate young people about healthy relationships, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.

  • County Extension Office holding 3 Beef Quality Assurance Certification/Recertification meetings

        The UT Morgan County Extension Office will be holding three Beef Quality Assurance Certification/Recertification Meetings. The meetings will all be held at the UT Morgan County Extension Office which is located on the Second floor of the Courthouse in Wartburg, suite 207. The dates and times are: Monday, February 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 423-346-3000.

  • Auditions set for this Sunday Cumberland Co. Playhouse

        The Cumberland County Playhouse will hold auditions for the musical My Fair Lady and the returning blockbuster hit Duck Hunter Shoots Angel on Sunday, February 27, 2011.
        Auditions will be held at the Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave, in the large rehearsal hall. Please call Meka Doxtator at 931.484.4324 to sign up for group auditions or to schedule an individual audition time.

  • Sobriety checkpoint set to take place Friday, February 25th by TN Highway Patrol

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, February 25, 2011 on Highway 27 at Highway 116 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Morgan County.
        Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Jackson Funeral Services plans ribbon cutting Tuesday, March 1st

        The former owners of Jackson-Oliver Mortuary in Oliver Springs have opened a new service for families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Larry and Rhonda Jackson Oliver recently opened “Jackson Funeral Services” on Knoxville Highway in Morgan County.

  • Chestnut Ridge

        Bill and Portia Davis had her mother, Mabel Adkins to dinner at Ryan’s in Crossville on Saturday, Feb. 5th celebrating her 90th birthday along with guests Chris, Lora and Kristy Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Davis, Morgan and Lily, Jean Branstetter came from Deer Lodge on Monday with a pretty yellow rose.
        David and Angie Branstetter were in Kentucky Saturday visiting with her parents, Granville and Shirley Chambers and family.

  • Piney

        Good morning all. I hope all had a good weekend. I went to church  both times. I was so glad to be able to go. We had a good service both times. Pat preached real good both times. Our singing was very good too. A friend that comes to sing in our specials was here. He did some special singing. He is Virgil, I think his last name is Rainey.

  • Coalfield

        The men of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church held their annual Widows’ Valentine Banquet on Saturday, February 12. Altogether, there were 29 ladies. All were dressed in their Sweetheart Red colors. Everyone enjoyed the excellent food prepared by the men of the church. The fellowship was heavenly. Pastor James Foster, Dean Martin, and James West provided the songs and reading of the love poems. Everyone delighted in all facets of the program and look forward to next year’s Valentine Banquet 2012. What a blessing to all who participated!

  • Burn Permits are required until May 15th

        This is a reminder that burn permits from state forestry are required until May 15th, for persons doing outdoor burning. Permits were NOT being issued today (February 14th) due to high winds and extreme fire danger. Issuance of permits will resume when fire weather conditions become safe. To find out if permits are being issued in your county, contact your local Tenn Dept of Agriculture Forestry office.