WECO News Monday, August 13th – Scott Officials Optimistic Hospital Will Re-Open

Officials in Scott County are optimistic that the hospital there will be re-opened in just a few months. Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals explains: TIBALS: “Last week we signed a letter of intent with a group called S.M. Promen out of...

WECO News: Friday, Aug. 10th – Downed Tree Blocks Rome Road

By: WECO News Director Judy Byrge   A large tree limb blocked both lanes of Rome Road near Lancing for some time this morning. A dispatcher with Morgan County E-911, said the limb fell during a storm that moved through the...

WECO News: Morgan County Executive Don Edwards Vetos Budget

Today is the 10-day deadline for Morgan County Executive Don Edwards to veto the budget adopted by 16 of 18 county commissioners on July 30. Edwards shares his decision. EDWARDS: “I felt like it was not in the best interest...

WECO News: Aug. 8th, 2012 -Two Elderly Fenress Men Killed

Two elderly men were killed in a two-vehicle accident along Highway 127 in Fentress County yesterday. According to the THP in Cookeville, the accident was reported at about 8 a.m. Willis Jones, 76, of Clark Range, was traveling north on Highway...

Wartburg Police Department hosts Families Against Crime Night, Friday, August 10th

The Wartburg Police Department will host its Families Against Crime Night this Friday, Aug. 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Wartburg City Park. There will be games and activities for both kids and adults to enjoy with some great...

WECO News: PJ’s New Principal Excited About New Role / New Year

Veteran Educator Donna Jerden is the new principal at Petros-Joyner School for this school year. She has been a classroom teacher, librarian and a representative with the TEA. Jerden shares her feelings about this new challenge: JERDEN: “I’ve done a...
The University of Tennessee

Voice of The Vols, Bob Kesling Attends WECO’s Annual Luncheon

Bob Kesling attended WECO's Annual Luncheon on Tuesday which honors area businesses who sponsor WECO's coverage of University of Tennessee sports via the Vol Network. A great time was had by all in attendance and a great meal was catered...

WBVFD Fish Fry – Saturday, August 11th, 2012

The Wartburg Volunteer Fire Department will have their monthly Fish Fry on Saturday, August 11th, 2012 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm. The menu includes fish and all the fixins for $7 for adults and $3 for children. Carry-outs and deliveries will...

Mrs. Leslie “Pokey” Price, age 49 of Westel: Monday, August 6th, 2012

Mrs. Leslie “Pokey” Price, age 49 of the Westel community passed away Friday August 3, 2012 at Roane Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her father: Richard Ward. And her mother: Barbara Mayton Ward. She is survived by two...

Jacqueline (Jackie) Goodman, age 73 of Wartburg: Private Service

Jacqueline (Jackie) Goodman, age 73 of Wartburg passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church Wartburg. She was preceded in death by a daughter: Missy Allen and parents: Reid...