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Business

  • Eating with all the fixings

    There is a new business in town: Sunbright Eatery and Repair recently opened to serve the local community members and also visitors to Morgan County.

    Owner, Theresa Mayhew and Everett Miller have created a warm, family and community environment where people can come together to enjoy a good meal and a great conversation.

  • Rugby: Morgan’s historic gem

    The Historic village of Rugby is a hidden gem among the hills, mountains and wide open spaces of the Cumberland Plateau.

    Historic Rugby celebrated its 50th anniversary of being a non-profit organization that was spearheaded by Brian Stagg in 1966. Still today the village is alive and provides visitors and local community members alike the chance to step back in time.

  • Tax time is here, but have no fear

    Math, accounting and taxes are usually not a favorite of many, but for Suzy Woods, all of those things have been part of her life for as long as she can remember.

    Woods is a Knoxville native who graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors’ degree in Business Management and a minor in Accounting. Woods currently has a local tax and accounting service Asquith & Woods, Inc.

  • Local & Homegrown Success

    Deer Lodge owned and locally based Tomboy Organic Skincare Co. began with a teacher who wanted to find a way to engage her science and students in 2001.

    Tomboy founder and CEO Melissa Stephens was a teacher at the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute when she first started her Tomboy line with a poison ivy remedy. Since then she has expanded her line to include cleansers, eye cream, facial scrubs, shampoo, concealer and more.

  • New Event Venue

    River Ridge Barn has recently opened in Morgan County and it is a welcome addition to the area. River Ridge Barn has given the county a venue to host a variety of events such as weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and family reunions. River Ridge Barn is located on Ridge Road, which is the road headed into the Obed Wild & Scenic River area.

  • Fall into four wheelin’ fun

    Four-wheelin’ fun and more. That’s what a trip to Windrock Park near Oliver Springs has to offer.

    “We’re the largest privately-owned off-road park in the country,” Coal Creek Co. Marketing Manager Samantha Collins said. “We have 72,000 acres of land, and a little over 300 miles of trails.”

    The massive trail system offers challenges for all skill levels. The trails are open to ATVs, side-by-sides, Jeeps, buggies, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and even walkers.

  • Morgan County Headstart

    Morgan County Headstart has been in the community since the late 1970’s. They provide care and services for children infant and toddler up to five years of age.

    Buzz Heidel, director of Morgan County Headstart said that he and his entire staff share the same goal of not only strengthening the skills of the children but also the family unit.

  • Liberty Rec. Center closing up

    After about a year and a half in business, Liberty Recreational Center is closing up shop and is up for sale.

    Packed full with pool tables, air hockey, arcade games and other fun activates, Liberty Recreational Center gave Morgan County children a safe and welcoming environment in which to play. The center even offered birthday rentals and hosted last year’s Unicorn Fund Rock-a-Thon. But even with a fun-filled set up and high traffic location on U.S. 27, the business ran into a few kinks.

  • CFB’s Langley Celebrates 20 Years

    Langley said he became involved with the start of the new bank because he felt there needed to be something more community oriented for residents.

    “We are able to make local decisions for our community members when it comes to their banking needs,” Langley said. “We also develop relationships with our customers and local community members. It is a good experience to be able to help someone you have known, or knew their family, grew up with or just simply any local resident in Morgan County.”

  • CFB: Serving Morgan County since 1997

    What began as a vision from Billy Rice, now CEO of Citizens First Bank, has been a business proudly serving Morgan County since 1997.

    When Rice resigned from his position as president from another local bank, he wanted to continue to help the community. Rice said people in the community were not happy with the other establishments as many of them charged a large volume of fees and even outsourced their loan programs. Because of that community outcry, Rice sought out a group of businessmen in order to raise the capital needed to open what is now Citizens First Bank.