Today's News

  • Order in the Court

    “I’m pretty miserable; I’ll be honest with you.”

    That is what Morgan County Circuit Court Clerk Marla Hines said at Monday’s County Commission meeting in Wartburg.
    Hines was referring to alleged harassment from some county employees she has received since taking office in Sept. 2018.

  • Fightin’ with Tytan


    May 16, 2019 was the day Tytan Ruppe’s life was altered forever, along with everyone close to him. A lump under his arm led to a doctor visit, which in turn, led to a phone call that not a single person wants to answer.

  • 31st WECO Outdoor Show starts Friday

    One of Morgan County’s marquee events is set for this Friday and Saturday as the Courthouse Square in Wartburg with be the site of the WECO Outdoor Show.

    “It’s hard to believe it’s been going on for 30 years now, but this will be our 31st Annual WECO Outdoor Show,” WECO News Director Andrew Knight said.

  • Wartburg grows through annexation

    The City of Wartburg grew last week as City Council voted to approve four requests from area individuals and businesses to be annexed into the city.

    Under state law, a city cannot annex property without the property owners written consent.

    The annexed properties include the Morgan County E-911 Center, a home located at 1507 Knoxville Highway, Ace Hardware, and property on Highway 27 where El Patron Restaurant, a car wash and apartments are located.
    For Wartburg, the annexations will help the city financially.

  • Hamby joins MCSO

    The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has added a new member to its staff and it’s a name familiar in the local law enforcement community.

    “Rick Hamby is our newest employee,” Morgan County Sheriff Wayne Potter said. “Rick and I started at the jail in 1998. We grew up in this business together, and we’re honored to have him. He’s going to be a big, big help to Morgan County. He’s a lifelong resident as well.”

  • Morgan-Scott Project hosts summer camp

    Going to a summer camp is a great experience for children in the summer.

    However, sometimes families cannot afford to send their kids to summer camp and that’s where Morgan-Scott Project is pitching in, as last week they hosted their Fourth Annual Camp in the Community.

  • Morgan County man dies in accident

    A Morgan County man was killed over the weekend following a two-vehicle accident in Cumberland County.

    According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Richard Webb, 63, of Sunbright, died Saturday afternoon when the 1997 Ford Escort he was driving collided with a 2004 Ford F350 pickup truck driven by Michael R. Scarbro, 54, of Crossville.

    According to the report, Webb was traveling east on Genesis Road (Highway 298) when Scarbro, who was traveling west, crossed the center line and struck Webb’s vehicle.

  • Know the dangers of swimming near electricity

    With summer here, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers to always be mindful of safety hazards while swimming in the proximity of an electrical power source.

  • Library and Archives launches Patriot Paths

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives has launched Patriot Paths, a new project that uses Revolutionary War pension records to map the paths that these soldiers took before and after their service. The project, which is still in progress, was unveiled by State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill at the National Genealogical Society’s recent annual convention.

  • MCGHS to open museum in Wartburg

    The old Wartburg City Hall building will not be vacant much longer. At Monday evening’s meeting of City Council, the Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society (MCGHS) agreed to purchase the facility for $51,000.

    As a nonprofit business, MCGHS would normally not have the funds to make such a purchase, but that all changed recently.

    “We’re very excited,” MCGHS Treasurer Barbara Langley said. “A private donor contacted us and offered to establish a museum for the genealogical society.”