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Public Safety

  • THP roadside checkpoints set for week of March 27

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct drive license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of March 27 on Tenn. 116 at Back Petros Valley Road in Morgan County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.              

  • Renovations for senior safety

        As adults approach their golden years, the homes they once thought of as sanctuaries can become unsafe. Families wrestle with the decision to keep parents and grandparents in their homes or move them into assisted living facilities or other senior residences.
        Modifying seniors’ homes to make them safer is another option. The National Institute on Aging says that families may be able to have a senior stay at home by helping older relatives remain independent but safe. The following are a few ways to do just that.

  • Morgan County Emergency Management Agency is a force of nature and you can be too

       This time of year is a perfect occasion to be a force of nature and Morgan County EMA is proud to be promoting severe weather preparedness week. To help spread the word and make its employees and members of the community better prepared, Morgan County EMA is committed to being a leader for weather-readiness by knowing the risk, taking action and being an example.     

  • Emergency managers, meteorologists, private sector entities and state agencies highlight preparedness to encourage Tennesseans to be severe weather aware

        Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has declared February 28 to March 5, as Severe Weather Awareness Week to encourage all Tennesseans to make planning and preparing for severe weather a priority.
        Throughout the week, a number of organizations at the local, state and federal levels will conduct educational activities across the state with a goal of helping people prevent injuries and fatalities due to the hazards severe weather can present: tornadoes, damaging winds, flash floods, lightning and hail.

  • State Fire Marshal encourages Tennesseans to Candle with Care

        Decorative and fragranced candles are a popular piece of home décor, but they are also a major concern with fire service professionals and other safety organizations. When used improperly, candles have caused loss of life, injury and significant property damage. The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans to use candles with care.

  • THP roadside checks

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Feb. 28, on Tenn. 116 at Armes Road in Morgan County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Show appreciation for our law enforcement community

        When private citizens come into contact with law enforcement, that contact is not always made under ideal circumstances. While keeping order, law enforcement personnel must write citations or take action when anyone violates the law. However, enforcing the law involves much more than simply writing tickets or making arrests. Officers and agents are on the side of the public and are often the first people men, women and children look to when they need help.

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol checkpoint Feb. 7

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Feb. 7, on Tenn. 62 at Highway 116 in Morgan County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Fire safety during cold weather months

        After a significant winter storm swept across Tennessee this weekend, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans that it’s crucial to keep fire safety in mind during the winter months.

  • Keep pets safe in cold weather

    Many pet owners enjoy taking their four-legged friends with them when running errands. But when the weather is especially cold and harsh, pet owners may want to leave their pets behind in the warmth and comfort of indoors. There are other tactics to keeping pets safe when the winter arrives in earnest.

    Keep pets away from antifreeze