Community News

  • Coalfield

        This past week brought sadness to our small community of Coalfield. We lost two residents, Danny Cotton and Pat Jackson. Danny passed away less than a year since his brother, Darrell, died. Our prayers are with his family and friends. Pat was a well known and beloved teacher at Coalfield. They will both be greatly missed.

  • MCTA Fundraiser Concert set for Sept. 15

        The Morgan County Tourism Alliance will hold a Fundraiser Concert featuring The Streamliners Swing and Orchestra on Sept. 15, at Papaw’s Opry Barn and Theater, located at 3549 Airport Road, Rockwood from 5:30-9 p.m. (EST). This event will be an outstanding evening of food, music, beverage and beautiful venue.
        This is the MCTA’s main fund raising event and will add to its funds to promote tourism for Morgan County.

  • Happenings


  • 2018 Lawson Reunion

    By Patricia Lawson

  • CASA of the Ninth Judicial District seeks volunteers

        CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has launched a special volunteer recruitment campaign to raise awareness of the need for volunteers in Morgan County to help vulnerable children to find safe, permanent homes. In 2017 alone, there were over 250 reported instances of child abuse and neglect in Morgan County.       

  • Author's Alley

    The Fire

        We loved living on our five acres of farmland. Our neighbors were farmers and although we didn’t farm we did put in some sweet corn one year. We put up a sign, “Pick Your Own. $2 a dozen. Put money in coffee can.” It was amazing at the families who came by and picked corn, and more amazingly was that money was never taken from the can!

  • The Lifestyle Connection

    A story of my mother

    Remembering Early Childhood Memories with
    Mary Evaleen Jesse Moore Wiggins

        “The beauty of the written word is that it can be held close to the heart and read over and over and over again.” —Florence Littauer

  • Coalfield

        Now is the time for the local churches and philanthropic groups to help with the education of our children. All donations are acceptable. Coalfield school begins Aug. 1.    We just have one week to get our sources together.
        A new group has been established online and coming to the community whose priority is to assist in the comfort and emotional support of grieving parents. Stay tuned for further information.

  • Harriman Cobbler Festival is Saturday

        The annual Cobbler Festival will be held Saturday, July 28, from 4-7 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Harriman. The event will have a cobbler competition, ice cream, live music, food and crafts and vendors.

  • Happenings


    Thursday, July 26

    Align 9 meeting

    Morgan County Align 9, a drug recovery coalition, will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Wartburg. Come and help find solutions for the county’s drug problem and save lots of lives.

    Saturday, July 28

    American Legion Flag Folding Ceremony