Community News

  • Happenings

    Friday, Feb. 15

    Retired Teachers to meet
    The Morgan County Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. at Wartburg Central Elementary School. Morgan County Director of Schools, Ronnie Wilson, will speak. All school retirees are welcome to join the group for food and fellowship.

    Monday, Feb. 18

    Library Board to meet

  • February is Spay/Neuter Awareness month

        Curb pet overpopulation and make your pet healthier

        The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. It can be the single best decision you make for their long-term welfare.

    Reduce pet homelessness

  • Exploring Morgan County

        These past two years, I’ve written about places to explore Morgan County’s present. This month, I’d like to take you all on a field trip, to explore Morgan County’s past. Let’s rewind 214 years, to 1805.

  • 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.