By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer
Shortly after his 40th birthday, Morgan County resident Earl Davis had an epiphany.
“Looking ahead 20 years, I didn’t see myself with a pitchfork in my hands doing heavy labor,” the Lancing resident said. In the past, he worked at a chicken farm and as a prison guard.
So Davis, who graduated from Wartburg Central High School in 1994, started saving his money to pay for college tuition.
“Then I found out about the Reconnect program,” he said. That’s the state’s grant program where adults can attend a community college tuition-free. [Read more…]