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Today's News

  • Cleaning up the County

    The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office spends the majority of its time keeping streets free from crime, but in the near future, the department will be cleaning up the county in another way.

    “We’re going to start a litter program with an inmate work crew,” Morgan County Jail Administrator David Woodard said. “The Sheriff and I discussed this last year sometime and thought it was a good idea. The Sheriff went through the process and acquired a van at no cost to the department or taxpayers through the military surplus program.”

  • Raises included in Wartburg budget

    The City of Wartburg has passed its budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

    City Council and Mayor Jonathan Dagley made it official Monday evening at a special called meeting of City Council.

    “I feel very confident in the budget we have passed,” Dagley said. “The budget this year has been a little less difficult than last year. We’ve made some serious headway within some of our departments.”

    Dagley says this year’s budget includes some items that haven’t been done in the past.

  • A different kind of football
  • Flag Day Ceremony
  • Getting Ready
  • Head Start students receive free helmets

    East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville is in the business of taking care of sick or injured children.

    They are also in the business of preventing injures and recently in Wartburg, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department handed out approximately 120 free bicycle helmets to children at Morgan County Head Start.

  • Storm Damage
  • Matheson running for Morgan County Executive

    I would like to announce my candidacy for Morgan County Executive.

    The race for County Executive is vital for Morgan County’s future. Strong leadership and good working relations with other elected officials is also very important.

    Together we can change Morgan County for the better of ourselves and our children. We need a plan to reduce our property taxes while still being able to fund county government and projects that will strengthen our community.

  • State unemployment rate at 3.5 percent

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips recently announced that Tennessee’s May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the eleventh consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower.

    While the May unemployment rate represents a slight uptick of 0.1 of a percentage point compared to the April rate of 3.4 percent, year-to-year, it is 0.3 of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2017.

  • TBI investigating MCSO K-9 bite

    Ninth District Attorney General Russell Johnson has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to look into an incident involving an alleged dog bite by a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office K-9 that occurred last week near Wartburg.

    The incident led to the arrest of Brian Marshall Kennedy, 54, of Wartburg. He was charged with DUI, resisting stop/frisk/halt, immediate notice of accident, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear.