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Helton named president of Jefferson Chamber

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 3:34 am

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has selected Darrell Helton as its next Executive President and CEO. Helton is currently the Jefferson County Finance Director. He made a formal announcement of his plan to resign from the position during the county commission work session meeting. Helton was one of three finalist chosen by the chamber’s board of directors and was named to the position last week. Helton will succeed former

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  • Mills and Williams partner to open new venture

    Posted on November 16, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Two individuals who were often seen together in the halls of Lakeway Regional Hospital are back together again, this time at a new health clinic for patients with chronic medical conditions. On Oct. 16, Priscilla Mills, former chief executive officer at LRH, and Dr. Bill Williams, long-time Morristown general practitioner and current hospitalist at LRH, began a new venture called Ridgecrest Medical LLC in Bartlette Place on West Morris Boulevard

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  • Hamblen County manufacturers honored at Rose Center

    Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Services Council honored 17 Hamblen County manufacturers during the 2014 Industrial Appreciation Breakfast held Nov. 5 at Rose Center Prater Hall in Morristown. In addition, a number of companies were acknowledged for significant anniversaries they celebrated during the past year. They included Besturnings, Cherokee Metal Products, Flav-O-Rich, Jones Fiber Products, Mason Machinings Inc. Meritor Inc., Motion Industries, Petosky Plastics, Pioneer Plastics

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  • Original Footwear to begin manufacturing operations in Morristown

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Original Footwear officials announced today the company will begin new manufacturing operations at 5968 Commerce Blvd. in the Morristown Airport Industrial District. Specializing in creating tactical footwear for law enforcement, military and emergency medical technicians, Original Footwear will invest $10 million and create 182 new jobs in Hamblen County. “We want to thank Original

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  • The Redbud Deli opens in Morristown

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Lisa Long, owner of the Redbud Deli in Morristown, demonstrates the eatery’s concept of “deliciously fresh.”

    The updated, fresh look that The Redbud Deli has brought to the Morristown building in which it is located goes right along with the eatery’s concept. Lisa and Wally Long recently opened the restaurant at 345 E. Economy Rd. that serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday with a staff of 12 and a “deliciously fresh” attitude. “We aren’t fast food, we are fresh food for busy people,” Lisa said.

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  • Workforce Investment Area acknowledges development

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:58 am

    During the Oct. 8 meeting of the Smoky Mountains Area Workforce Investment Area board of directors, attendees were witness to how WIA grants are changing the face of business and industry. Sevier County Bank and Alcoa Howmet in Morristown were acknowledged by the board for applying the grant funds to real-time needs in workforce development. “This gives us an opportunity to bring employers we work with before the board to

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  • The Hot Spot opens in Morristown

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Joanne Sams, left, and Craig Copley, owner, have opened The Hot Spot at 3211 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy. in Morristown, featuring pizza and specialty dishes seven days a week, along with Karaoke and live music on the weekends.

    Entrepreneur Craig Copley is not afraid of a challenge, especially when it comes to opening his first restaurant, The Hot Spot in Morristown. Just getting the doors open on Sept. 1 required nine months of renovations at the site at 3211 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., which formerly housed a cosmetology school. “There was nothing here as far as the kitchen goes. We had to re-do everything to get it up

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