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Today's News

  • More expansions at Heraeus

    It’s been less than two months since Heraeus in Wartburg completed a multi-million dollar expansion that made the Morgan County facility the company’s center for operations in the eastern portion of the United States.

    While that expansion made headlines, Heraeus Vice President and Plant Manager Norbert Ritschel says the expansion that was completed in May is only the tip of the iceberg for future growth at the Wartburg facility.

  • Early voting underway

    Early voting for the Aug. 2 election kicked off Friday at Morgan County Courthouse and the numbers are almost identical to the same election in 2014.

  • WECO Outdoor Show starts Friday

    Thirty years ago WECO General Manager Ed Knight was trying to come up with a way to raise revenue during the months between basketball and football season.

    What he came up with was the WECO Outdoor Show at the Morgan County Courthouse and the idea was a hit as the annual event has turned into one of Morgan County’s biggest festivals.

  • Morgan County receives TDOT litter grant

    Morgan County received good news recently as it has again received a litter grant through the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

    “I’m extremely happy because we just got approved for the 2018-19 year and it’s a $44,200 grant through TDOT,” Morgan County Litter Grant Coordinator Kristi Seay said. “The money goes for educational needs to bring public awareness to the problem and it helps purchase the items we need to clean up the litter.”

  • Morgan County 4-H celebrates Tennessee Beef Month

    July is Beef Month in Tennessee and members of the Morgan County 4-H Honors Club celebrated by giving out free hamburgers at Darnell IGA in Wartburg on Friday.

    “July is beef month and the Morgan County 4-H Club is out here today to encourage consumers to purchase and prepare more beef this summer,” 4-H member Gabriel Branstetter said.

    The event went better than expected according to Branstetter.

    “I’m pretty pleased,” he said. “There are a lot more people than I expected. The burgers went fast.”

  • One dead following accident

    A Morgan County man died following a one-vehicle accident just south of Wartburg Sunday morning.
    According to a report filed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 8 a.m. and took the life of Jacob D. Armes, 27, of Wartburg.

  • Kries running for Fourth District Commissioner

    Fellow Voters,

    I am a life long resident of Morgan County. I am a wife, mother and grandmother, and taxpayer.

    I am running for Morgan County Commission from the Fourth District and I would appreciate your vote.

    I am chairman of the Deer Lodge Historical Society, a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, a Morgan County genealogist, a member of the Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society, and member of the Archives.

  • Morgan County kids participate in Show Camp

        Show Camp is a children’s summer day camp run by Sound Company directors. Participants range in age from children who will be entering kindergarten to those who have just graduated from high school.

  • Beck selected to Americas National Teenager Scholarship Organization for gifted young women

        Sierra Beck of Nashville, has been chosen to attend the 2018 America’s National Teenager Scholarship Organization, a premier teen scholarship program for gifted young women, hosted in Baltimore, MD this year.

  • Apply for rehabilitation assistance

        Aid To Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties Affordable Housing Program will be applying to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office for a Housing Preservation Grant to provide assistance with home repairs to low-income families in Campbell and Morgan Counties.
        Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for rehabilitation assistance:
        1. Be very low or low income as defined by the Federal Housing Finance Board,