Today's Features

  • As a teacher, Kathy Carroll spent most of her life working with children in Morgan County.

    She is now retired and has shifted gears to helping older citizens through her work as Director at Scott-Morgan Community Development Corporation (CDC). Part of that work includes the Morgan County Senior Citizens Trust food program in which volunteers like Carroll deliver food boxes once a month to those in need.

  • For many of us who had grown up in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s it was the time for many decisions. Young men who had graduated after the Korean War were still concerned about being drafted into the Army. None of us had any idea that in less than 10 years we would be involved in another war.

    The seven boys who had been drafted from Morgan County in 1955 had no idea we would be fighting in a country most of us had never heard of. Most of the seven wouldn’t have to worry about Vietnam, but one would.

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    Wayne Solomon came here from Huntsville, Ala. in 1946. His father, William Gordon Solomon had accepted an administrative job at Brushy Mountain Prison.

    Wayne was now a 17-year-old senior at Wartburg Central High School. Maybe he hated to move from a school he attended for 11 years, but if he did he certainly didn’t show it.

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    To trace the Newberry Clan that settled in Overton County, Tenn. and Carroll County, Ark., you have to go all the back to Scotland. Stephen Newberry was born around 1760 in Scotland and died in Overton County in 1830.

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    Robert Zumstein, better known as Bob or Bobby, grew up in Morgan County and the 1930’s and 1940’s. He graduated from Central High School in Wartburg in 1951.

    He played football all four years and achieved the nickname “Tuffy” because of the way he hit the defensive line as a running back. You could hear the leather pop.

  •     It is so wonderful when I get a phone call from a friend who has worked for years trying to get information on an old picture from the past that I ran years ago.

  •     The Ladies Tea Party at the Coalfield Seventh Adventist Church was a huge success. The lovely ladies appeared at 5 p.m. for high tea dressed in their elegant hats. Twenty-seven ladies attended and were served tea and crumpets (desserts). We are already looking forward to the next social event.
        On Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. the Dusty Boot Concert and dinner will be at the Rockwood Airport, 3549 Airport Road hosted by Morgan County Tourism. Tickets are $35 each.

  • All veterans, whether they served in designated wars or not, will now be allowed to join the American Legion.

        In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.