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Business

  • Christmas the theme at Jansch and Whaley Nursery

    One Morgan County business has a lot of holiday spirit, as Jansch and Whaley Nursery located at 1816 Knoxville Highway near Wartburg has plenty of Christmas trees, poinsettias and wreaths for sale.

    “We are selling Fraser Firs, which are cut trees, and the living trees we have are Canaan Firs, Hemlock, Norway Spruce and Blue Spruce,” Jansch and Whaley owner Jim Whaley said. “We also make our own wreaths and we have poinsettias for sale.”

  • Patti’s Closet opens in Wartburg

    A new business with a familiar face has opened in Morgan County.

    Patti’s Closet, owned by Shelby Melhorn, is open for business at 602 Main Street in Wartburg.

    Melhorn operated the Unicorn Fund Store for years at the same location, but the Unicorn Fund Store recently moved to a different location in Wartburg. Melhorn, however, wasn’t ready to retire.

    “I wanted to keep going,” she said.

  • Unicorn Fund Store opens in new location

    The Unicorn Fund Store in Wartburg has a new location, but nothing else has changed, as their goal is still to help area residents in need.

    “The mission is still the same,” Unicorn Fund Store Office Manager Cathy Jones said.

    “We’re here to help people in Morgan County and Scott County. We help them with electric bills, gas bills, water bills; we give Christmas toys, school supplies and we gave nine scholarships last year.”

  • Tiger Junction opens in Sunbright

    A new store has opened in Sunbright as Steve and Melissa Dobkins, Tim Walker and Christen Matthews are operating Tiger Junction Resale Store located at 8006 Morgan County Highway.

    “It’s basically a continuation of Machelle’s Resale Store,” Steve Dobkins said. “We bought it from her and we’re doing a bit of a revamp on it.”

    Steve and his wife Melissa both have retail experience and loved the idea of starting their own business.

  • Melhorn’s Gas Station closing after 59 years

    A business that has been around almost 60 years will soon be closing its doors.

    Melhorn’s Gas Station in the Petros-Joyner community opened in 1959, but there is no longer enough business in the area to remain in operation.

    “It was pretty tough. We don’t really want to close, but business has slowed down,” said Keli Melhorn, daughter of the late Henry Melhorn, who ran the store for decades. “We kept it open because I knew that’s what he would have wanted, but the bills are now more than we are bringing in.”

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  • Business is Bloomin’

    At 74 years of age, Bob and Pat Wright aren’t about to sit back and relax in their golden years, as the happily married couple are opening a greenhouse in Burrville on Saturday, April 28.

    “She wanted a greenhouse and I put her off for quite a few years,” Bob Wright said. “I built her a small one last year, and we both got hooked on it. It’s something we can work together at and that we both enjoy. It’s good quality time for us.”

    The Wrights actually sold some items last year out of a small greenhouse.

  • Petros Marathon now open

    Petros Marathon and Deli is now open.

    Last Thursday was the big day as owner Chris Patel opened his third convenience store between Petros and Oliver Springs.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Patel said about the opening. “The prison is fixing to open and there will be a lot of traffic going there.”

    Petros Marathon and Deli will offer gas, groceries, beer and soft drinks. They will also have a deli that opens at 5 a.m. every day.

  • Premier Physical Therapy opens in Wartburg

    Physical therapy is a growing field and that’s the case in Morgan County as Premier Physical Therapy opened its doors in Wartburg last week.

    “Any type of orthopedic needs you have, whether it’s surgery or sports injuries, we can help,” clinic director Isaiah Turner said. “We’re very happy to be here.”

    Turner is a native of Morgan County. He graduated from Oakdale before receiving degrees at both Tennessee Tech University and East Tennessee State University. However, his goal was always to set up shop close to home.

  • 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.