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  • Sen. Yager participates in event recognizing Haslam’s signing of major legislation addressing state’s opioid epidemic

        Sen. Ken Yager recently participated in a ceremony with Governor Bill Haslam at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville marking the signing of a new law to fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic. Yager’s legislation addresses the law enforcement and treatment components of a three-pronged plan to curb abuse, while a separate measure deals with the prevention component. Both laws, which are part of Gov. Haslam’s TN Together initiative, became effective on July 1.

  • Do you need Tennessee Boating education?

    Tennessee

       You need education if you were born after 1/1/1989 and will be operating a motorized vessel over 8.5 hp in Tennessee.

       You must have been born on or before 1/1/1989 to take this online course.

       You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to take this online course.

    Elsewhere

        Boating education is currently required in several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

  • Donate Life Tennessee celebrates Tennessee County Clerks and staff for their support in saving lives
  • Advantages to joining a parent/teacher organization

        Parental involvement plays a key role in a child’s academic and social development. Mothers and fathers who take an active interest in their children’s education and extracurricular activities may notice their children are more willing to put their best efforts forward.

  • Johnson elected to Executive Committee of Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference

        Russell Johnson, 9th District Attorney General, serving Loudon, Meigs, Morgan and Roane counties, has been elected by the members of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference (TNDAGC) to serve on the Executive Committee.
       “I am honored to serve on the Executive Committee,” Johnson said. “I’m proud to call Tennessee home, and I am dedicated to making sure my neighbors in the communities I serve feel safe.”

  • Sex/Gender Discrimination
  • Ridiculous United States Laws
    • Bingo games cannot last more than 5 hours (North Carolina)
    • Chickens are not allowed to cross the road (Quitman, Georgia)
    • If you cut down a cactus, you could be sentenced to 25 years in prison (Arizona)
    • Policemen are allowed to bite a dog if they think it will calm the dog down (Paulding, Ohio)
    • It’s illegal to sell your eyeballs (Texas)
    • It’s against the law to sing off-key (North Carolina)
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights

        Grandparent visitation rights and the visitation rights of other non-parents did not exist more than 40 years ago. Visitation rights, until recently, only applied to a child’s parents. Today, however, every state has created statutes to govern the visitation rights of grandparents and certain other non-parents, such as foster parents, caregivers or stepparents. These visitation laws grant grandparents and these non-parents the legal right to visit a child.

    State Rights

  • That’s all, folks

    For those of you I’ve had the chance to tell or readers whom look at our classifieds pages, this won’t come as much of a surprise, but for the rest it might. This is the last editorial I will write as the editor of Morgan County News.

  • Walking, yes indeed

    Humans were made to walk.

    Whether your worldview is more religious, spiritual or evolutionary, walking plays a large role in each. Just as the religious can walk with God, the spiritual walk in nature. Those who follow the evolution of man know that bipedal motion had a major impact on the overall process. So no matter what way you look at it, humans were made to walk.

    But walking is an activity that is greatly dependent on the environment of the walker.