Community News

  • Toys For Joy hosted by ERA Wrestling this Saturday at Fairview School

        ERA Wrestling will be holding Toys For Joy Dec. 11th 2010 at 8pm in Huntsville at Fairview School. Admission is one unwrapped toy and all toys will go to less fortunate children to help them have a better Christmas. This event will be televised on MBR-TV5 and will crown the first ERA Television Champion when Noah Richards faces off against Draven Lee for the vacant title. Also on the card will be David Michaels, Jeff Collette, Ravenous, Sebastian Silver, Mountain Man, Pain, “The Cajun Sensation” Remy Renay, Wild Willy D, and many more.

  • Habitat store in need of donations

    The Habitat store needs all types of donations. Clothing is not necessarily needed at this time. All other items will be gladly accepted. Habitat staff will even gladly come and pick up the items if needed. All proceeds Habitat collects goes to building another house.

  • THP plans checkpoints week of December 26th

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 12/26/10 on US 27 at the Roane County line in Morgan County.
        Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Holiday shoppers, be careful on the Internet

        With the winter holiday shopping season under way, millions of shoppers are looking for bargains from online retailers. But be warned, savvy consumers: You’re on the
    wish list of Internet scammers and identity thieves. Do your best to ruin their holidays, by following these tips:

  • Make changing a child’s life your New Year’s resolution

        A new year is a new chance to make a difference. This New Year’s, make it your resolution to change a child’s life by becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Foster and adoptive parenting classes in Knoxville will begin Jan. 20.

  • Holiday events planned for Dec. 4 & 6

        There are three Christmas events coming up in the next few days.

    Breakfast with Santa
        First up will be Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 4, sponsored by the City of Wartburg and Wartburg Police Department.
        The breakfast will be held at Wartburg First Baptist from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Money raised from the breakfast will go to buy gifts for children whose names are on local angel trees.

  • Chestnut Ridge

        Rosalyn Lavender and house guests, Walt and Debbie Pittman and family from Georgia along with her sons, Dewayne and family and Dallas and family all had Thanksgiving at Dana and Athena Lavender’s and family in Deer Lodge. Her son, Doug and family didn’t make it.
        Travis and LeAnne Branstetter and family, sister, Leslie and Brent Shoemaker and family and Angela Brown were all in Ohio over the holidays visiting with Jeremy and Kristie Fishback and family.

  • Coalfield

        On December 18, the Coalfield SDA Church (Guy Jones in Coalfield) will have a Christmas musical program. All are invited to participate and enjoy the program and lunch afterward.
        Later in December or perhaps January 2011, a “Quit Smoking” session will be held at the Coalfield Senior Citizen’s Center. More information will be forthcoming as the date is decided.

  • Pine Orchard

        News will be kinda short today, as I didn’t get to church Sunday (sinus problems!) and “hear” all that’s been going on. Sunday’s are surely long for me when I miss church. I hope everyone had a happy, hearty Thanksgiving. All my family had supper with me on Saturday. I’m already tired of turkey and dressing.
        The Senior Citizen “Classic’s” went to Ryan’s in Crossville for our November get-to-gether. Fourteen enjoyed this meal, shopping and fellowship.

  • Join Sunbright/Wartburg Seniors for weekly exercising

        Sunbright area seniors have resumed flexibility exercises with Vic Fowler, with the first class set for tomorrow, December 2. Regular sessions will be held each Thursday 10:30 -11:15 at the Sunbright Senior Center across from the Post Office. People with disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to increase joint movement and range of motion with a retired professional therapist.