A winter weather advisory has been issued for Morgan County. This advisory will begin at 4pm today and end at 7am Friday. Some snow accumulations are possible. We’ll have more in your extended forecast, a little later.
The advisory has brought some schools closings already in the area. The Morgan County Headstart was scheduled to send children home at noon, although early and extended care will have a normal day. Fentress County Schools will send students home today at 12:30 and Campbell County Schools will get out at 1:30. We will keep you posted with any new school closings.
Highland Telephone Cooperative recently conducted a survey regarding how members use its services. Those who completed the survey were then given the chance to enter a drawing. Six overall names were drawn. Three winners, William Sexton, Wilma Human, and Gary Seabolt won a 500 dollar pre-paid Visa giftcard. Three others, Darrel Coffey, Dolores Galloway and Rochelle Henry each won 250 dollars. Diann Stephens notified some of the winners.
Stephens wanted to thank everyone who participated in the survey, because she says the results will be an important part of HTC’s future.
For questions regarding services offered by Highland Telephone call 628-2121.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the National Park Service will once again offer fee free days this year. The next free weekend will be this weekend, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Alum Ford Campground, Rock Creek Campground and backcountry camping permits will be included this weekend. For more information, call 423 286 7275.
The Appalachia Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for new homes in Scott and Morgan Counties. These are interest free loans paid from 15 to 30 years. There are requirements to be able to obtain one of these loans. For more information, call the habitat office at 423 627-2507 or Lisa Rutherford at 346-2507.
In Sports, The University of Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball teams will be in action tonight. First, the women will take on Kentucky at 7pm. Then at 9, the men Vols will travel to Starkville to take on Mississippi State. That game may be heard on WECO fm. Vol Network’s pregame coverage begins at 8:30pm.
And finally, how far will you go to get some more time off from work? A New York City school employee forged a daughter’s death certificate to get extra vacation time in Costa Rica and has since been fired. Joan Barnett, a parent coordinator, submitted an altered death certificate to get approved leave time in March and April of last year. She lost her job that June after the forgery came to light.