WECO News: Thursday, February 21st, 2013 – Murder Trial Of Wartburg Man Timothy Mitchell, Continued

GavelThe murder trial of Timothy Mitchell of Wartburg was scheduled to get underway in Morgan County on Wednesday, but the trial has been continued at the request of the defendant.

Mitchell is accused in the July 2011 death of 48-year-old Justin Bunch whose burned remains were found in New River area of Anderson County.

Mitchell was indicted by a Morgan County Grand Jury on one count of second degree murder stemming from Bunch’s death. A second man, Albert Graham Phillips of Oliver Springs, is also facing a charge of second degree murder in Bunch’s death.


HighSchoolBasketball2The high school basketball regional tournament brackets are now set. Girls games will get underway at satellite sites on Friday evening.

Coalfield will travel to Grace Christian; Oneida will host Tellico Plains, Wartburg will host Harriman and Oliver Springs will travel to Midway. Each of those games will tip off at 7 p.m.

In boys games Oliver Springs will travel to Harriman, Wartburg will host Rockwood, Sunbright will host Midway, and Coalfield will travel to Grace Christian. The boys satellite site games will tip off on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.


Morgan Scott ProjectIf you are having difficulty feeding your family because of rising costs or loss of a job, Morgan Scott Project may be able to help. Director Ella Smith explains.

SMITH: “At Morgan and Scott we do food boxes Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can come by and pick up a food box. The size of that box will depend upon the size of your family. We try to include enough staple food items for one meal a day for a week.”

Smith says Morgan Scott depends on churches and other groups in the area to support their effort to help families in Morgan and Scott Counties and always welcome donations of non-perishable food items.

SMITH: “One of the staple food items we try to put in all food boxes is dried beans and rice. Those are very nutritious meals and are something we all still love to eat. Any can soup, can vegetables, can meat like tuna and chicken, sugar, flour. You know we all still make cornbread and we need cornbread to go with those beans. Those are the staple items, anything that is shelf ready, doesn’t require refrigeration, instant potatoes, cereal, anything like that, Morgan and Scott would love to have you donate.”

Morgan Scott Project serves 350 to 400 families a month with food.


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