Community News

  • Low-cost rabies vaccinations in Morgan County set for May 4

        The Morgan County Health Department is partnering with the Morgan County Animal Hospital to offer low-cost rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats in May. Vaccinations will be provided at the Morgan County Animal Hospital on Saturday, May 4 from 1-3 p.m. EST. The cost of the vaccination is $10 for each dog and for each cat. Tennessee law requires rabies vaccination for dogs and cats.

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  • Antique Car Show set for Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival
  • Make Easter eggs last

        Families gather on Easter to participate in many different traditions that have been passed down through time. One such tradition is coloring Easter eggs.
    Millions of eggs are harvested and sold this time of year to be included in Easter festivities. However, soon after egg hunts have been completed and family dinners are brought to the table, those colored eggs may be relegated to the trash. When colored with food-grade dyes, such as those manufactured and readily available around Easter, the eggs remain safe to eat.

  • Things to look for in a boarding facility

        Pet ownership involves making careful decisions with the well-being of pets in mind. When pet owners need to go out of town, bringing the pet along can be a smart move. But in other instances, it may be preferable to leave pets behind. In such instances, it becomes essential to find a place that can accommodate the animal in a safe and humane fashion.

  • Happenings


  • April is Sexual Awareness Month

        SAAM is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.
        The Avalon Center provides services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims. All services are free and confidential. Contact the 24/7 crisis line at 1-800-641-3434 if you or someone you know would like more information.

  • Coalfield

        A glorious evening of heavenly music was enjoyed by all in attendance at the 5th Sunday Night Singing on March 31. Approximately 100 souls attended and participated in this lovely evening where the Coalfield churches and friends sang together. It was a true testimony of worship to God. We anxiously await the next event. A delightful snack was prepared for afterwards. A tremendous thanks goes to all who made it possible through planning, preparation and participation.

  • Legislator wins money for charity

        Rep. John Mark Windle won $100 for Unicorn Fund during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) annual “Partnering for Charity” event held on March 6 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown in Nashville.
        Each year, the charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services. In total, 42 legislators won a total of $8,250 in donations for charities in their communities.

  • Nine Lakes Wine Country wine tasting for Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival

        Tickets for the wine tasting will be available on site for only $10 and include a commemorative wine glass and six compartment wine tote with purchase.
        The wine garden will be open Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Taste samples and purchase wines by the bottle or by the case. A wine corral will be available for you to check your purchases while you enjoy the day. You must be 21 or older and have a valid ID to taste and purchase wines.