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Business

  • 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.

  • R.M. Brooks: A Family Tradition

    R.M. Brooks Store in Rugby is a long standing family owned and operated business in Morgan County. Tiffany and Gary Terry are the current owners of the store. Tiffany Terry’s great grandfather was the one who first built and located the R.M. Brooks store in Rugby.

  • Rite-Aid Focuses on Wellness

    Rite-Aid in Wartburg has a new look, feel and outlook both on the inside and out.

    Steve Barnhart, store manager, said that the current remodel was done to fashion their location after the Rite-Aid wellness format.

    “They have been remodeling various locations for about five years,” Barnhart said. “They are continuing to work on seven more from here to Nashville.”

  • Repairing Morgan County through Service

    Wartburg Body Shop has been in the Morgan County community since the early 60s and has been family owned and operated throughout that time. Owner Vernon Justes said he has been running the body shop since 1990.

    “My family has been in business since the early 60s,” Justes said. “I grew up in a body shop.”

    Justes’s son, Brandon is also currently employed at Wartburg Body Shop as it continues in the family.

  • Home cooking served at Pilot Mountain

     

    Pilot Mountain Diner in Lancing is owned and operated by Victoria Nelson. Nelson took over the family business from her mother, Pat Goad, just about a month ago. Previously, Nelson and her mom ran the business for the last nine years. Goad still works in the diner daily and helps with cooking, food preparation and customer service.