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Milestones

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1954

        One of the larger and best attended Pine Orchard Community Fairs was held Friday, Sept. 17, 1954, at the Community Center. The quality of produce on display, as well as number was particularly fine in view of the dry weather of the summer.
        Excellent cooperation was displayed by all groups working together to make the fair a success.
        School exhibits were particularly fine, in that for the first time this year special classes were set-up in which boys and girls of every grade competed with each other for awards.

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1954

        Warden Frank Lewellyn and Mr. Ross Long, General foreman at Brushy Mountain, spent Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2-3, 1954, in Nashville, on business last week.
        The Brushy Mountain Baseball Club (Bombers), accompanied by team manager Mr. Dewey Hatfield; also Mr. Paul Waldrop, Reuben Greene, Curt Dover and others, motored to Nashville early Saturday morning. They will play Frost Pillow State Farm and The State Prison Teams on the Nashville prison diamond on Sunday and Monday.

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1954
  • Morgan County News - History - September 1954

    Deer Lodge Wins First Prize

     

        Eight Morgan County Schools furnished school exhibits for the Morgan County Fair held last week. The First prize of $25 went to Deer Lodge School; Central School won second prize of $15; Burrville third place $10; Sunbright fourth place $5; Coalfield fifth place, $5; Oakdale sixth place, $5; and Petros and Lancing won seventh and eighth place respectively but received no prize money.

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1954

        George H. McGrath III was recently promoted to Airman 3rd Class before he left Lackland Air Force Base to attend Language School at the United States Air Force Security Service in San Antonio, Texas. He was one of fourteen that completed this preliminary language training in three weeks and is now stationed at the Army Language School in Monterey, Calif.
        George III is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. McGrath Jr., of Burrville, and finished high school in Sunbright in May 1954.

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1954

        Another unique and very interesting way to raise funds for schools as started last year at Elizabeth School and continued this year with the annual Elizabeth School auction held last Saturday night, Sept. 25, 1954.

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1954

        Sunbright High Tigers tasted sweet victory Friday night, September 24, 1954 in defeating Coalfield Yellow Jackets 14-6 on the Coalfield gridiron.
        The eleven men roared on the field with a determination to bring home a win for their Coach Willie Joe Smalley, who had to be absent for this game.

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1973

        The projected 50-unit low cost housing project in Wartburg is about 36 percent complete according to contactors reports to the LaFollette Housing Authority, which is in charge of the operation.
        The contractor, Evil Cizer Construction Company, Nashville is slightly ahead of bid projections with its 36 percent at the end of August while its original bid estimate was that completion would be 28 percent at the end of August.

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1973

        It has been brought to the attention of Morgan County News in issue Aug. 28, 2019 State Rep. John Mark Windle was hugging June Phillips, not June Redmon. The News regrets the error that happened back in 1993.
        And, for those interested in the answer to the poem submitted by Minister Bill Shipman....

    the answer is A Whale.

  • Morgan County News - History - September 1973

        The Coalfield Yellow Jackets opened the 1973 season with an impressive 42-0 victory over the Sunbright Tigers at Sunbright.
        The Jackets showed good strength both on offense and defense. The offense rolled up 246 yards rushing and 35 yards passing while holding the Tigers to a minus 10 rushing and only 23 yards passing.
        The Jackets got their offense clicking in the first period as halfback David McGhee took a pitchout from quarterback Mackey Meredith and went 50 yards to the Tigers 15 yard.