Today's News

  • Super Seniors really are ‘super’

        I have interviewed two of the “super seniors” that we will feature later this month in our Senior Lifestyles section.
        And so far I have to say they really are “super” people.
        My sons have often told me “Mom, I don’t believe you get paid for this” and sometimes I feel that way too, especially when I get to sit across from a really remarkable person and get a small portion of what others see in them that makes them special.

  • USDA

    Dates for CRP General Signup Announced

        Gene Davidson, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Tennessee, announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14, 2011, and continue through April 15, 2011. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

  • Sharing the Past

        I am using the last picture of the Morgan County Elementary Schools Basketball Tournament back in 1970 that was taken from Morgan County News dated March 12, 1970.
        I really appreciate Rhonda Laughter for helping scan the old pictures and working to make them presentable to ‘share’ these with you readers.

  • 95th birthday


  • Child Find and Morgan County Preschool Expo set for March 12th

        Child Find is a free developmental screening for all 3 and 4 year old children in Morgan County. It is planned and conducted by Morgan County Schools with other area agencies.  Morgan County Schools will have teachers on hand to screen children for speech, language, cognitive, and gross and fine motor skills.

  • Staten, Stanford to wed
  • Morgan County Schools Breakfast/Lunch Menu


    Mar. 7: Breakfast: Private-Eye – Pancakes w/blueberry topping
                 Lunch: Chicken sandwich on wheat bun steamed broccoli, lettuce,
                 pickle spears, sweet potato tots, garbanzo beans and mandarin orange
    Mar. 8: Breakfast: Code-Cracker – Cereal & dried cranberries

  • THP to conduct safety checkpoints

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license safety checkpoints on Friday, March 18, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on US 27 at Roane County Line and from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Hwy 27 at Hwy 62 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 would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Rugby regular season hours begin March 1

     Beginning Tuesday, March 1st, Historic Rugby facilities will resume regular season hours and begin a year filled with daily activities, special events, and numerous craft and outdoor workshops.
        The British-founded historic site is operated by non-profit Historic Rugby and has been open to the public since 1966.

  • Trial postponed for Young and Armes


        A woman accused in the shooting death of Memford Lynn Hamby did not go to trial on Tuesday as scheduled. Judge Eugene Eblen has granted a continuance in the case.
        Heather Young is accused of first-degree murder in the June 25, 2009, shooting death of 61-year-old Memford “Lynn” Hamby of Summers Hill Road in Sunbright.
        A new trial date has not been set.