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Celebrating the recent Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Redbud Deli are from left, Chamber ambassador Cookie Larkin (ALPS Adult Day Services), Chamber Chair Pete Barile, Jessica Cameron, Leslie Pratt, Daniela Smith, owner Wallace Long, Andy Williams, owner Lisa Long, Chris Williamson, Chamber ambassador Amber Campbell (Life Care Center of Morristown) and Abagail French, in front.

Redbud Deli off to successful start

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 12:04 am

During his official greeting at the recent Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting held at Redbud Deli, new Chamber Chair Pete Barile confessed that although he eats there at least twice a month, he was unfamiliar with the back story of its founder and co-owner, Lisa Long. A biographical primer provided by Lisa, however, enabled Barile to educate the large crowd gathered in cheery eatery. Lisa grew up living

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  • Woolf-McClane opens law office at Millennium Square in Morristown

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Celebrating the new law offices of Woolf-McClane at Millennium Square in Morristown are front row from left, 2015 Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chair Pete Barile, Kevin N. Perkey, Dale C. Allen, Carolyn Allen, Dean T. Howell, Daniel J. Moore, Dennis R. McClane, Joseph A. Kimmet and J. Keith Coates Jr. Second row from left are Tony R. Dalton, O.E. “Sonny” Schow IV, Randy Miller, J. Eric Butler and Gregory C. Logue.

    Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman Pete Barile used the opportunity of a new business ribbon cutting to underscore a key goal for his 2015 tenure: encouraging community pride. Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen and Carpenter PLLC hosted an open house on Feb. 11 at their recently acquired offices at Millennium Square in downtown Morristown. The firm was formed in Knoxville and has offices in Sevierville as well.

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  • Koto 2 opens new Japanese Steakhouse in Morristown

    Posted on February 8, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Koto 2 Chef “Tran” prepares a Hibachi entrée in the Teppan-Yaki tradition at the newly opened Japanese steak house located on East Morris Boulevard, across from East High.

    The restaurant scene in Morristown is growing again, with the addition of Koto 2, a Japanese steak house and sushi bar. Owner Tommy Nguyen and his brother, John, are the operators of the restaurant located on East Morris Blvd., across from Morristown-Hamblen High School East. Prior to opening two weeks ago, Tommy hired contractors to complete an eight-month total renovation of the former Dairy Queen site. He purchased the building

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  • Crossroads Downtown Partnership to host shopping day for brides-to-be Feb. 7

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Janet Drass-Talbott with one of the balloon bouquets that will mark each store participating in the Downtown Bride extravaganza to be held Feb. 7 on West Main Street and at The Shoppes at Sherwood Commons on East Morris Boulevard.

    Demonstrating that a business district is more than just a block of retailers along a city street, Crossroads Downtown Partnership will host a dual bridal extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 7. Participating stores along both East and West Main Streets in the downtown Morristown area will join those at The Shoppes at Sherwood Commons on East Morris Boulevard to provide brides-to-be information and special offerings. The stores will be identified with

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  • Leia’s Wrap Café open in downtown Morristown

    Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Leia’s Wrap Café in downtown Morristown has, along with its homemade soups, warmed the hearts of its neighboring business owners, residents and new customers. Owner Leia Hyder and her staff have set up shop within the cozy, eclectic atmosphere of The Meeting Place, located in downtown Morristown. The building, owned by Ken and Rowena Smith, underwent a transformation in 2014, and its interior is now lined with interesting collectibles from

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  • Carters begin marketing two subdivisions in Hamblen County

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    The Carter family stands on the property of Carson’s Crossing, located off Old Russellville Pike near East Ridge Middle School. From left to right: Ellis Winstead, owner United Realty; Bob Courtney, consultant; Willie Swatzell, contstruction lender; Brenda Branson Lasley, United Realty; Tommy Stephan, builder; Frank Southerland, builder; Lou Browning, Summit South Lending mortgage lender; Chuck Carter, land owner; Donna Kanipe, land owner; Bob Carter, land owner.

    In the 1970s and 1980s the name Joe E. Carter was synonymous with home building in Morristown and Hamblen County, and his legacy will be a part of two new developments in the area. Carter was chosen “Builder of the Year” several times, and his homes were a valued part of the annual Parade of Homes, a popular yearly event sponsored by the Home Builders Association. Carter’s footprint is still

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  • Obama announces Knoxville manufacturing hub

    Posted on January 11, 2015 at 1:00 am

    President Barack Obama speaks Friday afternoon at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn.

    Clinton residents came out big for POTUS, with thousands of people lining Highway 61 from the southern city limits all the way to Techmer PM. Locals held homemade cardboard signs spelling out “OBAMA” and “Welcome Y’all.” Nearly everyone had a smart phone recording videos and taking photos. They jumped up and down, held American flags and waved at the passing motorcade. One family who lived along the route on Hwy

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