• I hate Mother’s Day
  • Accidentally on purpose: How I became a journalist

    I became a reporter accidentally on purpose.

    To me, it seems accidental, but that’s because I thought I had other plans.

    Really. After a few summers of ER reruns when I was a kid, I was going to be a trauma physician, but then I realized I don’t have the tolerance for blood, guts and other bodily fluids. These days, I get my thrill from the couch with a blanket and my ER DVDs.

  • Braden named editor at Morgan County News

    Hey everybody!

    Allow me to introduce myself — my name is Beth Braden and I am the new editor here at the Morgan County News. My first official day was April 14, though you probably saw my byline appear a few times throughout the last month.

    I am transferring from our sister paper in LaFollette where I worked as a reporter covering crime and courts and the town of Jellico. This is the first time I have served as editor, and I am so excited that I get to begin this journey in Morgan County.

  • Spotlight on Education

    Students from across Tennessee lend their insight to issues facing public education

  • Spotlight on Education

    Free/Reduced Lunch Forms Affect MCS Technology Discounts

  • Spotlight on Education

    Morgan County Food Service Commitment to good Nutrition for students just keeps getting stronger.

        This school year, we have reinforced our commitment to new USDA guidelines for even healthier meals for the students of Morgan County. To meet the guidelines the students must choose at least one fruit or vegetable among the three meal components they need to take for a reimbursable lunch. There’s still more to the on-going changes that we want to share with the readers.

  • Commander's Corner

        As we ride out this extremely cold weather, I would ask everyone to check on your neighbors and friends. Make sure that they are warm and dry and have good food to eat. Many reminders are out there to check on our pets, but very few are being reminded to check on our human friends and families. If you know of a Veteran or the family of a Veteran that needs help, please help them and then get them in touch with our County Veteran Service Office.

  • Spotlight on Education

    What’s S.M.A.R.T.?

        Talk to Morgan County Pre K or Kindergarten students or teachers about SMART and chances are, you’re going to find out there’s more than meets the eye to being SMART. SMART stands for Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training.  This program pairs up academic skills with motor skills, basing on the idea that movement anchors learning.  This multi-sensory approach to learning develops physiological and neurological readiness skills essential to classroom success.

  • Executive Economy

    “It’s Your Courthouse”


    Rosa Dotson, Coordinator of School Health