• Sunbright wins big with Manilow

    After more than a decade without music, Kortney Ross is rebuilding the music and band program at Sunbright School.
    Ross’ rebuilding efforts received a major boost last Wednesday, as Sunbright School received a $15,000 grant to purchase new Yamaha instruments after finishing third overall in the Manilow Music Project.

  • MCCTC awards
  • MCCTC set to open school-based business

    Morgan County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC) will soon open a business that will reach customers throughout the world.

    Steel Feather Productions will officially open April 1 and will sell items designed by MCCTC and are made using the school’s state-of-the-art Plasma Cutter.

    “This is going to be a school-based enterprise where we sell our metal art,” MCCTC Welding Instructor Tim Steelman said. “We’ll do special orders and we’ll have standard orders like Christmas and Easter.”

  • Morgan County Schools celebrate breakfast week

    To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Morgan County Schools is celebrating National School Breakfast Week this week, March 4-8, 2019 at no cost.

  • More than 50,000 Tennessee Promise students fill out FAFSAs

    The Tennessee Higher Education Commission recently announced that more than 56,000 Tennessee Promise applicants submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Feb. 1 deadline.

  • Petros-Joyner, Coalfield receive Read to be Ready grants

    Education Commissioner Candice McQueen recently announced the 218 public school recipients of the 2019 Read to be Ready Summer Grants, which will provide a total of $8,900,000 in funding for tuition-free, month-long literacy-focused summer camps for 8,910 students in need across the state. For summer 2019, the fourth year of the grant program, the department expanded students’ access to the program by changing the student-to-teacher ratio from 1:5 to 1:6. This allows more students to participate without sacrificing the quality and close-knit nature of camps.

  • Morgan County Schools new student registration set for July 22

    Morgan County Schools will have new student registration for the 2019-20 academic school year on Monday, July 22, 2019. A parent or legal guardian (legal documentation required) must enroll the student and provide the following information:

  • READ to be READY summer reading program held

        Forty-two Coalfield and Petros-Joyner students chose to spend part of summer break enjoying BOOKS! These students were excited to attend the READ to be READY summer reading program. More than 100 schools across the state were awarded grants that provided the funds to have a camp that would motivate and build students’ confidence in reading.

  • Roane State student, 43, “happy to go to college” thanks to Reconnect grant

    By Bob Fowler
    Special for The News

        Shortly after his 40th birthday, Morgan County resident Earl Davis had an epiphany.
        “Looking ahead 20 years, I didn’t see myself with a pitchfork in my hands doing heavy labor,” the Lancing resident said. In the past, he worked at a chicken farm and as a prison guard.
        So Davis, who graduated from Wartburg Central High School in 1994, started saving his money to pay for college tuition.

  • TDOC Probation and Parole Officers graduate

        The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) recently welcomed the next generation of Probation and Parole Officers (PPO) into our workforce during a graduation ceremony at the Tennessee Correction Academy in Tullahoma. The ceremony celebrated the hard work of 20 Probation and Parole Officers who will be serving the citizens of Tennessee by working in the field across the state.