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Business

  • 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.

  • England Family Legacy Continues

    England's service station has been a staple in the Sunbright community for 56 years. Since the passing of its original owner, Wiley (W.E.) England Sr., the business is continuing thanks to the efforts of his son and grandson.

  • Harrow Road gets a makeover

    The Harrow Road Café in Rugby has a new look, new menu and new management.

    Teresa Bowman, executive director for Historic Rugby, said they began making plans last December to make changes with the café. They had received an in kind donation of an HVAC unit and saw it as an opportunity to take the time to make the needed changes and renovations.

  • Evergreen World Picks-Up Morgan County

    Evergreen World Weekly Garbage Pick-Up Service has been in the capable hands of Spring and Jerry Picca since 2011. Evergreen World provides weekly trash pick-up to residents in Morgan County. They run routes from Monday-Thursday and pick-up household garbage.

    To the Picca family, Evergreen World Weekly Garbage Pick-Up Service, is more than just a business.

    “Our customers are the greatest people,” Spring Picca said. “Many of them have even become dear friends.”

  • American Tax Service helps meet deadline

    American Tax Service in Oliver Springs is ready to help local Morgan County residents meet the April 15 deadline. This is the second location for owner Farhaz Nooralli who has had a similar tax service in Maryville since 2013. This is the first year American Tax Service has had a location in Morgan County.

  • New Vision Thrift Shop:

    The big blue building just passed Lancing is home to a new shop that has a mission to pay it forward.

    With its first day in business on Thursday, New Vision Thrift Shop offers discounted used items and public assistance to those in need.

    “We started it years ago because a lot of people around here need help,” said Co-owner Faye Hammock. “We sell things really cheap and we help people with the money we take in. There’s a lot of need in the area.”

  • Davis Funeral Home: A Family Business

    Davis Funeral Home has been serving Morgan and Roane counties since 1995. Owner Vic Davis has been in the funeral business since 1976 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Davis worked for another firm previously in the community before purchasing an existing firm in Harriman which is still part of the Davis Funeral Home family.

  • Slicing up super saw service

    Wicked Work Saw, soon to be Landrum’s Outdoor Power, is the local shop to gear up for spring and then some. Owner Terry Landrum alongside his wife, Ann, has been operating the business for the last eight years in Morgan County.

    Both Landrum and his wife made a living in the logging industry before starting Wicked Work Saw. They cut and hauled timber. Coming from the logging industry they understood the necessity for having a chainsaw and equipment that would work for a full day and put more wood on the ground.