Special to the News

    The Central School had been destroyed by fire on Jan. 19, 1940. The brick two-story building had been built in 1923; only 17 years before. It was supposed to house Wartburg students for at least 40 years.

  • By Rick Hooper

        BURRVILLE – Residents and county officials stressed the need to clean up Morgan County Thursday during a small dedication of the new Burrville Convenience Center.
    About 15 people turned out for the event to show their support for the new center and efforts to cut down on solid waste.

  •     EISENACH, GERMANY – The name, the design and the engineering were all from another era, which is why the last Wartburg rolled off the assembly line Wednesday, May 8, 1991.
        James R. Shield, a Morgan County News subscriber in Dayton, Ohio, has forwarded this Associated Press article about the car, not the town.

  • By Rick Hooper

        Johnson City – Coalfield’s Yellow Jackets are one win away from the TSSAA State Baseball Tournament.
        Jeff Coker tossed a one-hitter and struck out 11 to spark the Morgan County team to a 7-2 victory over University high Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 1991, giving the Jackets the Region 1-A title.
        Coalfield, 19-6, will host Charleston 22-4, in a sub-state game today (Thursday, May 23, 1991). The panthers defeated Greenback 2-1 Tuesday.

    Special to the News

    It was a cold wintry day on Jan. 18, 1940. The snow was really coming down, and the forecast for the rest of the week was not good. The temperature would drop below zero degrees.
    My dad and two older brothers were out in the weather getting enough wood and coal in for the warm morning stove to last all night. Three children would be getting up at 6 o’clock to go to Central School in Wartburg in the morning. There might be a 6 to 12 inch snow on the ground but they still had school.

  •     Work has begun on the Rugby Public Library and Community Center. Organized by a group of local citizens, the facility will serve residents of Morgan, Scott, and Fentress Counties. The new building is designed in a Victorian tradition (see drawing) and will hold 30,000 volumes and have approximately 1,000 sq. ft. for community meetings, film showings, and other events and programs. The project is sponsored by the Rugby Restoration Association.

  •     The Oakdale High School Eagles won four consecutive games in the District III high school baseball tournament last week to capture the championship.
        The Eagles easily gained a semi-final round position in the double-elimination that was held at Jellico. On Monday, May 16, 1977, the Eagles blasted Forge Ridge 12-1, in a game that was called after five innings since Oakdale led by more than ten runs.

  • Courthouse security part of package

  • Want to keep Newberry as teacher/coach

    By Judy Underwood
    Morgan County News Editor

        Sunbright teacher and coach Curtis Newberry was not granted tenure during Monday night’s School Board meeting which has prompted 107 students who attend the school to protest.
    They were clustered in the field leading into the school Tuesday morning. They displayed signs that read “no coach, no school” and several wore t-shirts that proclaim “save Coach Newberry.

  •     Rev. R. Hugh Lasseter, minister of the Morgan County Parish, Presbyterian and U.C.C. churches, was the guest speaker at the annual Lancing May Day Festival held Friday at the school.
        His message told of the history of May Day celebration.

  •     The 1982 Lady Bulldogs have come a long way since the first of the season. The first game was at Rockwood against the tough Lady Tigers. The Tigers came out on top 18-1. Since then, the Bulldogs have worked hard and it’s paid off.
        The 1982 district record was 3 wins and 3 losses, placing the Lady Bulldogs in the number 3 seat for the tournament of 4 district teams.    
        The tournament was held May 3, 4, and 5, 1982, and they were held at Coalfield High School.