WMCT Local News
Happy Birthday Jenny!
It’s Jenny’s Birthday! Our Johnson County Historian, Jenny Manuel is celebrating her birthday today with Chocolate Cake at WMCT Studio’s. Jenny host a 5 minute Johnson County History feature Monday through Friday at 8:45am. Widely listened to we appreciate her contribution to our station. Best Wishes for many more Birthdays Jenny!
New WoodmenLife Office Opens in Mountain City
~The Mountain City WoodmenLife office will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House on Sept. 26, 2023, from 4:00pm-6:00pm Local City and County leaders, as well as the Chamber of Commerce, will be performing the ribbon-cutting. Community members elected officials, and members of WoodmenLife are invited to attend. ” We are very excited to be furthering serving out clients in Mountain City, TN, and look forward to becoming more involved in the community,” said Mark Vance, Recruiting Sales Manager. “Our Local Sales Representative Torie Poteet is a lifelong resident of Johnson County, TN, and she knows the citizens and what they need.” The Open House will include refreshments and prize giveaways. The office is at 2007-B South Shady Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. This will be the first WoodmenLife office in Mountain City. It will be managed by Sales Representative Torie Pottet. To learn more about WoodmenLife and available products, please contact Poteet at (423)361-1722.
~The Johnson County Public Library is a recepient of a grant for $3,576.00 according to a joint news release from Secretary of State Tre Hargett, State Senator Rusty Crowe and State Representative Timothy Hill. The grant will provide funding to enhance digital literacy and increase access to broadband, said Crowe. State Representative Timothy Hill said that through the advancement of Wi-Fi hot spots and networking equipment, the Johnson County Public Library and its patrons will be able to better serve all who benefit from its resources. The grant is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a division of Department of State with funding from Tennessee Department of State with funding from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. TOP Grants are available for public libraries to provide digital literacy training, hot spots, solar charging stations, and increased internet access at the library.
~According to estimates from the 2021 U.S. Census report, Johnson and Hawkins Counties saw the biggest percentage of growth in population at over 1 percent as compared with Carter and Unicoi counties that lost population. Northeast Tennessee’s seven counties added an estimated 3,203 people to it’s population in 2021, a bigger one year jump that the region has seen in decades.
~For local News tune in to FM 102.9, AM 1390 and streaming at wmctradio.net, at 7:06 am 12:06pm and 5:06pm Monday through Friday.
Friday September 22nd the Johnson County Longhorns will be traveling to Gatlinburg-Pittman. Kick off is at 7:30pm Join Jamie, Greg and WMCT for the Pre-game show at 7:15pm.
A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition: September is National Recovery Month Below is the link to access the SAMHSA Recovery Month Toolkit:
BUBBLE GUM BLAST is now Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 PM making it 3 hours of blasts from the past (1950 to 1979).
Now on WMCT…THE UPLIFT! 3 hours of Contemporary Christian music on Sunday nights from 9 PM to Midnight premiering January 2022. Want to help develop the show? Email us your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org!