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Business

  • 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.

  • Simply Unique: hometown charm

    Simply Unique, LLC is locally owned and operated in Morgan County. Owners Carmen Dagley, Amy Nelson and Partner Kimberly Carroll opened in May 2014. Simply Unique offers customers the ability to personalize and customize a wide variety of products from can coolers, t-shirts and sports team items.

  • Bella Roma’s flavor flair

    There aren't a lot of sit down restaurants in the south end of Morgan County, but Moh Ara is changing that.

    Ara recently opened Bella Roma, an Italian and Greek family restaurant at 7073 Old Knoxville Highway, located just passed the Big Mountain area.

    Family is the key to Bella Roma as Ara along with his cousins Alex and Adam Ara run the business. Moh Ara said he uses only family recipes that have stood the test of time to put into the menu that includes pizza, lasagna, Greek moussaka, stromboli and gyros. He said everything on the menu is made fresh.

  • Get in the spirit at Rugby

    Among the many treasures one can find while visiting Historic Rugby is the combined business of the Spirit of Red Hill Nature Art & Oddiments and the Alexander-Perrigo House. Both businesses are owned and operated by Annie Patterson and Donna Heffner since they opened in 2013.