• The guts and glory of gutter work

    David Freytag practices the golden rule with his customers.

    The owner of Dave’s Seamless Gutters in Sunbright says he treats people like they want to be treated, and works on each home as if it were his own.

    The nearly 11-year old company provides gutters, siding and soffets, with Freytag fashioning the gutters from scratch using a specialized machine. He can make gutters from 20 to 800 feet. He will soon be hanging a 125 foot gutter for the state in the near future.

  • Event to take a stand against local domestic violence

    An event aimed at reducing domestic violence in the county will take place at the Morgan County Courthouse on Oct. 1.

    Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence will feature several survivors, speakers from the Avalon Center and CASA, as well as county officials. There will also be a raffle and food provided by Big Daddy’z Grill. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the courthouse gazebo.

  • It’s all about the community at Wartburg’s Cash Express

    Short term loan businesses tend to get a bad name in the public eye, but Cash Express in Wartburg is out to change that image.

    “We know that sometimes payday advance stores have a bad name,” said Cash Express Manager Lucinda Smothers. “We see the struggles and that’s something we had to do ourselves. We relate to those customers, and I think that’s what sets us apart.”

    Smothers said a big part of showing their support for every customer is honesty.

  • Serving the community for 25 years

    It’s been a quarter of a century since Williams Market & Deli opened under its current ownership, and being part of the Lancing community has been attributed a big part of the store’s secret to success.

    “It’s a job, it makes a living, it takes care of the people and the people take care of us,” said Archie Williams, who co-owns the store with his wife.

    Williams said when his family first took over the store 25 years ago, he never would have thought it would be around this long.

  • Morgan Medical Center is expanding

    More than fourty years ago Morgan County Medical Center was established, and now the facility is expanding both physically and with its staff.

    The center is currently in the process of adding a new doctor’s office, additional parking spaces and widening the driveway. Coming on board as the new doctor to fill that office will be Greg Mock, Morgan County Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Theresa Brock said.

  • Local shops prepare for tax-free weekend

    With Morgan County students returning to class, local businesses are gearing up to meet their needs by preparing for the upcoming tax-free weekend.

    “We’ve been getting ready for tax-free weekend with our general merchandise,” said Justin West, store manager of the Dollar General in Wartburg. “We have our regular stand of stationary supplies and an additional stand for other back to school merchandise.”

  • Angie’s Restaurant under new ownership

    WARTBURG—Angie’s Restaurant has been a fixture in the Wartburg community for several years now and things are going to be a little different.

    Owner, Angie Sexton will officially turn things over to John Hope on June 1. Despite a management change, Angie will still be a face customers will see when they come in for a bite to eat, as she will stay and help Hope with duties such as cooking and getting things going.

  • Potter’s: An ace for hardware and more

    WARTBURG—With 20 locations and counting, Potter’s Ace Hardware officially opened its doors Friday with a grand opening ceremony.

    The two-day grand opening included food, vendors, a ribbon cutting and a sale with extra discounted items.

    “It was really good,” Store Manager Shawn Hankes said of the grand opening. “A lot more people showed up than expected. We sold out of our Hot Buys sale items in the first five hours.”

  • Animal hospital readies for opening

    WARTBURG—Morgan County residents will soon have access to the area’s only fulltime veterinary clinic.

    Owner and veterinarian Linda James is planning an April 18 grand opening of Morgan County Animal Hospital.

    “I’m really excited to be in Morgan County because I’ve gotten to know some of the people up here and I just love them and I know they love their animals,” James said. “I’ve been a big fan of Frozen Head for years. I love the wilderness up here.”

  • Store opening to bring jobs

    COALFIELD—The opening of a new Dollar General store in Coalfield could bring as many as 10 jobs to the area.

    “The store will employ six to 10 people, depending on the individual needs of the store,” said Crystal Ghassemi with Dollar General corporate communications.

    Ghassemi said anybody interested in applying can do so at www.dollargeneral.com.