• 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.

  • Red’s: A muffler marvel

    Keith Longmire, owner of Red’s Muffler Shop, serves local customers with a smile and excellent service. Longmire started his own business seven years ago after working since 1984 for other organizations in the automotive and parts industry. The business was named Red’s since Longmire had earned the nickname when he was a young man and also in the racing circuit because of his red hair.

  • Angie’s returns to roots

    For those who have lived in Wartburg or the surrounding area for a little while, then stopping by to eat at Angie’s Restaurant on Kingston Street has been part of that experience. Angie and Rory Sexton have resumed ownership of Angie’s Restaurant and are returning the restaurant to its home cooked food and family atmosphere so many in Morgan County have grown to love.

  • Get your groove on

    Many people make a New Year's resolution to get into shape, lose weight or just become healthier. Dancing is a great way to achieve that. It can help with weight loss goals, flexibility, reducing stress and much more.

  • Quality and Handcrafted Cabinetry

    Ronald Davis of Mustang Woodworks in Sunbright showcases his woodworking and talent through his planning, design and construction of custom cabinetry.

    Davis retired in 1996 after serving in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic. He is the oldest of seven children and both his father and grandfather were carpenters. That is where his knowledge and desire to work with his hands in woodworking began, he said. Davis’ family also logged and hauled timber which he helped with since he was young.