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Community News

  • Coalfield

        The nation watched this past Sunday as the oldest and youngest coaches and the oldest and youngest quarterbacks competed in the 53rd Superbowl. Americans have a great love for ballgames and Coalfield residents are no different. My dad, Bill Lyles, played high school ball and followed football all his life. So, the rest of his family had to!
        I remember watching Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath with Daddy years ago, and this weekend brought back those memories. Now we can relax until next February.

  • What's Cooking At Brooks' Corner?

        Welcome 2019! We here at R.M. Brooks store are excited about this upcoming year. We have started it off with great expectations for what
    God has for us in this new season.
        We have missed everyone and hope everyone had a Blessed Christmas. This year we are going to do our best to keep everyone updated on the happenings in our corner of the woods more frequently.

  • Properly pack a car emergency kit

        After home and work, the next most common place people spend their time is in their vehicles. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says the average American spends 17,600 minutes driving each year. Statistics indicate that most of the population averages 1.2 hours per day behind the wheel.
        Because they spend so much time behind the wheel, drivers need to be prepared for breakdowns. Packing an emergency kit in the car can help people make the best of such situations.

  • Happenings

    Thursday, Jan. 31

    Solid Waste Board to meet
    The Morgan County Solid Waste Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Morgan County Courthouse.

    Road Committee to meet
    The Morgan County Road Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at the E-911 Center.

    Saturday, Feb. 2

    DLARMC Fish Fry

  • Book signing of RSCC professor is Feb. 8

    By Bob Fowler
    Special for the NEWS

        A Roane State adjunct professor has written a novel that’s a mystery with a science fiction twist.
        Peggy Fragopoulos, who has taught English composition and literature classes at the community college’s Cumberland County campus since 1990, said the book is titled “VoiceTraks: Cold Case Abduction.”

  • CASA Winter Blast features the Kentucky Headhunters

        Celebrate 10 years of service and come support your community at this year’s CASA Winter Blast to benefit CASA of the Ninth Judicial District. The Winter Blast, to be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the historic Princess Theater in Harriman, features:
        • Door Prizes: Grand Prize  is 5 tickets to Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
        • A concert by The Kentucky Headhunters, a hybrid of honky tonk, blues, and Southern rock that appeals to fans of both rock and country music.

  • Coalfield

        It was a very difficult week for many of our citizens.
        Let us continue  in national prayer for our government that we may settle our difference and get our people back on the job. So many could lose their homes and other necessary items.
        Our long prayer list for Coalfield includes these: Lois Layne as she continues to battle cancer, Stoney Taylor’s family, Amanda Brown, Marianne Burns parents, Chris Dechatonnarye’s healing, and Pastor Don Acton as he faces surgery this week.

  • Ridgeview receives Joint Commission reaccreditation

        Ridgeview has earned Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission. The reaccreditation demonstrates Ridgeview’s commitment to the coordination of behavioral health care services through a rigorous process of external validation by a recognized expert in the field.

  • Together Morgan County provides books

        Together Morgan County, the Morgan County Community Collaborative,  recently provided books for waiting areas in Morgan County. Books were placed at Morgan County Medical Center, Morgan County Health Department and Coalfield Medical Center. Anyone wishing to add books to their waiting areas can contact Together Morgan County to make arrangements. It is the goal of Together Morgan County for children to have access to books and for adults to read to them whenever possible.

  • Holiday cheer brought to Life Care Center

        Life Care Center of Morgan County residents and staff express sincere appreciation for all who visited and brought seasonal cheer throughout the holiday season. It was a delight to both the residents and the staff.
        Life Car always appreciates the community and volunteer support they receive throughout the year.
        If you as an individual, club or civic organization are interested in scheduling an activity, please contact Becky Davis, Life Care Center of Morgan County Activities Director at 423-346-6691.