Community News

  • Nashville attorney with Morgan County ties wins confirmation to federal appeals court

        Jane Branstetter Stranch, a second-generation Nashville attorney active in civic affairs, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
        Stranch, 56, was nominated by President Barack Obama in August 2009 and approved by a vote of 71-21.
        Her nomination had been the longest pending among those proposed by Obama for the appeals courts.

  • “Buckle-up for Back to School” enjoyed by many

        The City of Wartburg and the Wartburg Police Department would like to remind everyone to make plans to join us this Halloween for our 3rd annual Fall Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 30 around the courthouse square and will start at 5 p.m. with the costume contest.

  • Morgan County Republican Party collecting information for Veteran’s Day program

        The Morgan County Republican Party is collecting information on veterans living in the county who are elderly or home-bound.
        The group is seeking to honor these individuals as a part of their annual non-partisan Veterans Day program on November 7th.         Anyone who knows of home-bound veterans in the area are asked to contact the MCRP secretary at 346-5502 or emailkknox@highland.net

  • Piney

        Good morning all. I hope all had a good weekend. I went to church Sunday morning. It was our church picnic on Sunday evening. Our evening service was at Camp Howard, but Myrtle and I didn’t go. It was too much for old people. But I am sure it was a good time for the ones that did go.
        Church was good Sunday morning. We had visitors come to surprise Pat. They were from the school class. It was real good to see Fred and Faye Langley. Fred has been very sick. God can still work wonders. The singing was very good too.

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  • Chestnut Ridge

        Friends Chapel Baptist Church will be having a singing Saturday, Sept. 25th beginning at 7 p.m. All singers are invited to come. Refreshments will follow the service. Rev. Roy Langley Pastor invites everyone.
        Sympathy to the Charles (Chucky) Hammond family in Sunbright who passed away on Monday.
        Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26th Hill View church will have an all day singing. Pastor Robby Buck and congregation welcome everyone to come.

  • Annual Coalfield Alumni Homecoming to be held October 8, 9 & 10

        The Annual Coalfield Alumni Homecoming Weekend will be Oct. 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2010. The weekend begins with the football game on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Coalfield vs Jellico.

  • Deer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly dinner this Saturday

        The Deer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department will be having their monthly dinner every 4th Saturday. It will be held at The Abner Ross Center from 4 to 7 p.m. The adult plate, with dessert and drink is only $6, and children’s plate is $3.
        Everyone is invited to bring the whole family to help support the local volunteer fire department.
        For any information or directions call the fire hall at 965-3080 or Chief Roy Baer at 865-604-3250.

  • Retired teachers meeting this Friday

        Who is looking out for your interest?
        The Tennessee Retired Teachers Association is actively monitoring your pension and state insurance benefits. They need numbers when it comes to getting you the benefits you have earned.
        Retirees, please attend the Morgan County Regular Quarterly Meeting, September 17, 2010 at Oakdale School at 1:00 p.m.