WECO NEWS: The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Makes 16 Arrests

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department made 16 arrests Wednesday night and early yesterday morning.  Officers performed a roundup for persons indicted by the Grand Jury.  Of the 16 arrested, 13 were arrested for crimes related to drugs. Those indicted for the sale of Schedule 2 drugs include Michael Seiber, Amanda Perkins, Darlene Justice, Billy Sexton, Amy W. Seiber, Katherine Eaton, Crystal Seiber, Ferrell Seiber, Benny Phillips, and Carolyn Gouge.  Holly N. Goodin was indicted for allegedly having schedule 2 drugs in a school zone.

Hariman Care and Rehab is seeking new CNA’s.  What’s a CNA?  Brenda Weatherly can explain.

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Those not certified that are interested in the job may take a CNA class at Harriman Care and Rehab.  For more information on the job, call 865 882 9159.

In a weekly media address this morning, Senator Ken Yager gave an update on the second week of sessions in Nashville.  Yager shared the current financial state of Tennessee, according to Treasury Comptroller Justin Wilson.


Yager said that Comptroller Wilson also added Tennessee’s unemployment trust fund was in good shape.

Historic Rugby has announced a special Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday, February 11th.  The menu will include a choice between 3 main entrees:  Stuffed Chicken Breast with Cranberry Herb Stuffing; Char-Grilled Rib Eye Steak Served with Herb Roasted Potatoes; or Pan Seared Salmon Served with Wild Rice.  The dinner will be served at the Harrow Road Café.  Reservations are required.  For more information, or to make a reservation call locally 628-2441 or toll free at 888-214-3400.

 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 UT Lady Vols basketball team was in action last night, taking on rival LSU.  UT got the victory over the bayou Bengals by a score of 65-56.  Meghan Simmons led the Vols with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

Well, we haven’t seen a whole lot of snow in the area, but Alaska has.  How much snow have they gotten exactly? It’s so cold they can’t even dog sled. High winds and temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit have forced organizers to cancel the famed Copper Basin dog sled race in Alaska. The race was called off at the 75 mile mark because heavy snows and high winds obliterated the middle section of the trail. Race marshall Greg Parvin said part of the trail had become ‘impassable’ and the decision to call if off was made for the safety of both human and canine participants.


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