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Columns

  • Capitol Hill Update

    By KEN YAGER
    State Senator
        Action in the Tennessee General Assembly continued to shift from legislative committees to the floor of the Senate as we approach the final weeks of the 2011 legislative session. 

  • Edwards encourages citizens to get involved

    By DON EDWARDS
    Morgan County Executive
        My fellow citizens of Morgan County, it is indeed a pleasure to speak to you once again concerning issues that are important to all of us.

  • Sharing the Past

    By JEAN POLLARD

  • Yager shares insight on new legislation in Nashville

    By SEN. KEN YAGER
        Jobs continued to headline debate on Capitol Hill this week as members of the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve two key bills designed to draw new businesses to Tennessee.  
        This week’s action, however, was overshadowed by reports of massive storm damage as the Volunteer State was one of several states in the Southeast which were hit by the worst tornado outbreak in recent U.S. history on Wednesday.  

  • Sharing the Past

    By JEAN POLLARD
        What a wonderful thing it is to get an old picture such as I have this week and have all the folks identified.

  • Alexander: How the Health Care Law Hurts Jobs

    By U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander

  • Sharing the Past

    By JEAN POLLARD

        To those of you who have shown interest in submitting articles for the Civil War booklet that I am helping Susie Kries and Carla LaRue work on, I want to thank you.
        This week I have a picture that was brought to me by Alan Haynes and it is kindly the result of the Civil War booklet effort.
        I met Alan at the last Morgan County Genealogical and Historical meeting and I was really impressed with his knowledge of the history of his relatives and his collection of their history.

  • Alexander: ‘It is Time for Tough Decisions’

    By LAMAR ALEXANDER
    U.S. Senator

    On April 13th, the president gave a big speech about the debt, but I’m afraid the President is missing the big picture: the real problem is that Washington spends too much, not that it taxes too little.
    It is time for Washington to stop spending money it doesn’t have, and start making the tough spending decisions that every American has had to make.
    Here’s how I propose to do it:

  • Sharing the Past

    By JEAN POLLARD

    What a wonderful item from the past we have this week. I have to thank the folks who are connected with Habitat for Humanity for sending me some old news papers they found when tearing away an old house or repairing it. Anyway the papers were dated April and May of 1937!! Of course they were Morgan County News papers and they sent word by Judy that they had some more for me. I can’t wait to see them.

  • Quilt Trail was a wonderful excuse to tour the county

    By JUDY BYRGE
    jbyrge@morgancountynews.net
    I can remember Mom and Dad loading us up in the car for “road trips” to nearby places when I was a kid, often to see one relative or another.

    Mom would pack a cooler with drinks and the supplies to make sandwiches along with a bag of chips. We would stop somewhere along the way and enjoy a picnic lunch along side of the road and then we would continue on our way.
    There weren’t as many things to keep us busy back then and those trips are among the things that I treasure today although at the time, I suspect we complained about having to go!