Roane and Morgan counties had a combined 19 traffic fatalities last year.
I want to give a huge shout out to Oakdale Drama Club on a job well done in their performances of “Murder At The Orient Express.” Kudos to Julie Crowe for always doing a great job directing the shows and making sure everything goes well. The set, costumes and makeup were all excellent. I was…
Six students in the Morgan County Career & Technical Center FFA program received the state’s highest honor at the 95th Annual FFA State Convention earlier this month.
Longtime Sunbright resident, Steve Hamby, has been recognized this year by the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) with the L. Gale Allen President’s Leadership Award at its annual awards banquet.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 6.7 pounds of meth, over $65,000 cash, 2 vehicles and Harley Davidson.
Roane State Community College is inviting current and potential students, recent graduates, and members of the community to its Oak Ridge Branch Campus for a Healthcare Job Fair in April.
The Heritage Museum was recently nominated for and received awards of excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums for superlative achievement in Educational and Public Programming for their Women’s History Month — Celebrating Women of Morgan County and for the WECO Radio Station per…
The Historic Wartburg exhibit at the Heritage Museum will conclude its run this weekend, April 1-2. The museum hours are Saturdays/Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. It is located at 121 N Kingston St.
Wednesday, March 29Breakfast — Chicken biscuit, fruit parfait
Three runners finished the 2023 Barkley Marathons, including Morgan County native John Kelly, who repeated as a finisher of the grueling ultramarathon.
From July through January, 10,865 pounds of trash were picked up along the county’s roadways by litter crews working with the Morgan County Litter Grant Program.
Spring has sprung on the Cumberland Plateau and planning is underway for the 8th Anniversary of the region’s highly anticipated Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival to be held May 19-20 on the Courthouse Square in Wartburg, Tennessee. Sponsored by the Morgan County Tourism Alliance, the Festiv…
WARTBURG — Several high school students heard from local business people during an Adulting 101 class Friday, put on by the UT-TSU Agriculture Extension Office.
Morgan County Correctional Complex inmate Rodney Keifner pleaded guilty in the second-degree murder in the death of his cellmate Edward Rapper.
Janet Burton of Oliver Springs, has been accepted for enrollment for the spring 2023 trimester in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida Campus in Port Orange, Fla.
OHS Drama Club presents Murder at the Orient Express by Craig Sodaro and directed by Julie Johnson Crowe. Seymour Twitt, the richest and most ruthless man in town, hires ace private eye Dudley Sharpe to find out who’s been sending him threatening notes. Sharpe tells his new client to meet hi…
On Wednesday, March 8, State Sen. Ken Yager met with the Morgan County Leadership group at the state capitol. The group and Sen. Yager were joined by Gov. Bill Lee in a photo at the capitol.
A foundation established by the parents of a former Roane State student recently donated $5,000 in support of the community college’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Oneida/Huntsville wants to welcome Jacob Kimbrell to the TCAT family.
Beckett Hunecke has spent the last three months in Historic Rugby working as a sort of historical detective. The recent College of William and Mary grad is using the skills he learned in the school’s history program to replace and restore the windows of Uffington House, originally built in t…
Roane State Community College’s Financial Aid team is inviting current and potential students to a Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop set for March 24.
OHS Drama Club presents “Murder at the Orient Express” by Craig Sodaro and directed by Julie Johnson Crowe. Seymour Twitt, the richest and most ruthless man in town, hires ace private eye Dudley Sharpe to find out who’s been sending him threatening notes. Sharpe tells his new client to meet …
State Sen. Ken Yager and State Rep. Ed Butler met with Gov. Bill Lee last week to discuss funding for the Brushy Mountain Group’s request for an onsite wastewater treatment plant as a follow-up to a letter sent to the Governor.
The University of Tennessee Extension has launched an online certificate program for turfgrass professionals. The Certified Lawn Care Professional course is designed for anyone who manages turfgrass or wants to start a career in the industry. Course topics include variety identification and …
TCAT Crossville receives Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention for Exceptional Commitment to Digital Student Wellness, Safety and Inclusion Efforts
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville has been named a recipient of the Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of PreventionTM. Presented by Vector Solutions, the CPN Seal of PreventionTM is awarded to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated leadership in digit…
On Wednesday, March 1 State Sen. Ken Yager met with a group from Volunteer Electric, which covers Pickett, Fentress, Morgan, Scott and Roane Counties, for Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Day on the Hill.
OAK RIDGE — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently welcomed eight new members to its Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) citizen advisory board.
The new Morgan County Emergency Medical Service station in Sunbright is now open and serving the town’s citizens and the residents of the north part of the county.
The city of Sunbright is getting ready for some spring cleaning, and is encouraging residents to get involved.
Roane State Community College recently named two new site directors: Melody Kees in Morgan County and Dawn Shaw in Cumberland County.
The following individuals have been arrested and booked at the Morgan County Jail. Readers are cautioned that some names could be similar to others in the community. Those arrested have not been convicted and are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Six people have died from drug overdoses in Roane County in the past week. Roane County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Boduch said that’s the most he’s ever worked in one week.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee toured TVA’s Clinch River Nuclear Site in Roane County on Friday. TVA is considering putting some small modular reactors at the site.
TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash addressed the future of the Kingston Fossil Plant during his stop in Roane County with the governor on Friday.
Free dental cleanings for children ages 4 to 12 are being offered through the end of March at the Roane State Dental Hygiene Clinic.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s Opioid Abatement Council is making the first payments from opioid lawsuit settlements to counties totaling more than $31.4 million. The state began processing the direct payments from the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund to county governments this week.
Middle Tennessee State University is congratulating the 5,920-plus students, including local scholars, who appear on the dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester.
The Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet Thursday, March 9 at 4 p.m. at the Heritage Museum annex, located at 121 N Kingston St. in Wartburg.
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Morgan County Food and Nutrition will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week, March 6-10. The theme is “Dig into School Breakfast.”
NASHVILLE — Tennessee State Library & Archives will bring history alive for 8 to 12-year-olds during Historians in Training: Junior Archivist Summer Camp on June 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tennessee Men’s Health Network is pleased to announce Senator Ken Yager has been named the organization’s 2022 Man of the Year.
Irene Helton of Oakdale will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday, March 4. Affectionately known as Granny Irene, she is treasured by the multiple generations of family and friends who are blessed to know her.
An upcoming public lecture on Roane State’s Oak Ridge Branch Campus will cover the Manhattan Project and the crucial role played by the City of Oak Ridge.
Eve Miclaus, a student at Roane State Community College, is one of only eight students from across the country selected as a 2023 DREAM Scholar by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national nonprofit network of 300 institutions dedicated to advancing community colleges as hubs of equity and mobility.
DEER LODGE — An organization that has helped the elderly, needy, handicapped and unemployed in Morgan and Scott counties for more than half a century is continuing to support those in need in the community.
Joe Caldwell was the 2022 Frank A. Harvey Prosecutor of the Year award winner for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney General’s Office.
The Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) recently shipped its first load of transuranic (TRU) waste for disposal since coming under the management of Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) cleanup contractor UCOR.