• WCES puts $5K Lowe’s Grant to used with Math and Movement Program

        During the 2018-19 school year, Wartburg Central Elementary School (WCES) was awarded a $5,000 sLowe’s for Education Grant to be used in conjunction with the Math and Movement Program. 
        Tabitha Hamby, music teacher at WCES was notified of the award in December 2018. Money was used to purchase floor mats to help students with their adding, subtracting, multiplying, fractions, telling time, counting money and skip counting. The grant also paid for a two-hour training for Morgan County teachers.  

  • Morgan County Head Start is taking applications

        Morgan County Head Start is now taking child enrollment applications for 3-5 year olds for the 2019-20 school year. A high-quality learning environment and developmentally appropriate activities are provided. Also provided is breakfast, lunch and school bus transportation. Enrollment applications are also being taken for the Early Head Start program. An application may be obtained at the Head Start Center, located at 105 Longview Drive in Wartburg behind Subway restaurant. For more information, contact Nancy Aytes at 423-346-6633.

  • First Tennessee Foundation supports Roane State Certified Clinical Medical Assistant training


  • TCAT Oneida/Huntsville student wins National SkillsUSA Welding Sculpture Competition

        Caleb Harris, recent Tennessee College of Applied Technology–Oneida/Huntsville graduate, wins the gold in the Welding Sculpture competition at the National SkillsUSA Championship Post-Secondary competitions held June 25-28 in Louisville, Ky. TCAT-Oneida/Huntsville President Dwight Murphy states, “Congratulations to Caleb for his wonderful accomplishment receiving the top SkillsUSA national title. I am proud of Caleb for his dedication and desire to advance and perfect his welding skills. Job well done!”

  • FCCLA students represent WCHS in California

        Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) was held June 30-July 4 in Anaheim, Calif. More than 8,700 participants from across the country gathered together to attend leadership and program trainings, hear national speakers, meet youth leaders from across the nation, participate in Competitive Events and explore college and career options.

  • Annual reunion of Oakdale High School classes of 1959, 1960 and 1961 held

        This year marked the 15th consecutive year the class of 1960 has met for an annual reunion. For the past four years, the classes of 1959 and 1961 have joined in for this enthusiastic celebration.
        The day began by listening to the reading of every single name of classmates who have passed on. They will never be forgotten. Next, a short devotional of about 8-10 minutes was delivered and then food was eaten and eaten.  

  • 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.