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Business

  • Cox’s planning move to Zaxby’s location

    A Shelbyville smoking outlet is planning to relocate soon to another location on Midland Trail.

    Cox’s Smoker’s Outlet, currently located in Village Plaza shopping center, will soon move to the building that now houses Zaxby’s restaurant, about a mile west of its current location.

    Steve Grantz, co-owner of Cox’s, said he is not sure when the move will take place.

  • Zaxby’s expanding its reach

    Shelby residents may feel like they are experiencing a case of déjàvu right now as they pass by Zaxby’s buildings all across the county.  Simpsonville welcomed the chicken restaurant Monday with the first new location’s grand opening.  Meanwhile, the Shelbyville store is gearing up for its transition to the new site, which is currently under construction adjacent to CVS Pharmacy on the Shelbyville Bypass.

  • Leadership Shelby under new leadership

    For the first time in 15 years, Leadership Shelby has a new person at the helm that has been a board member of the organization since graduating from the program herself in 2012.

    MaryAnn Gramig took over as executive director in July, replacing longtime director Rosemary Riggs who retired the previous month.

    “It’s been going great so far,” she said, adding that Riggs has since provided some invaluable advice.

  • New board member at Centro Latino

    Dan Feeser has come on board as Centro Latino’s newest board member.

    Feeser, who is director of engineering/innovation for Diageo North America, relocated to Shelbyville for the new Bulleit Distillery project on Benson Pike.

    He said that he and his wife have enjoyed living in Shelbyville so much that he has decided to retire here after completing this year’s Leadership Shelby program, giving him a chance to redirect his energy into making Shelby County an even better place to live.

  • New McDonald’s opens in Simpsonville

    Shelby County’s newest McDonald’s restaurant – the county’s 4th – opened with a bang Thursday in Simpsonville, with lots of promotions and a lot of enthusiasm from employees.

    “We’re very excited; we’re getting everything ready to open first thing in the morning,” said Chef Manager Kenny King Wednesday afternoon.

    The new restaurant, owned by Frank Ward, is located at 1101 Buck Creek Road at the I-64 interchange.

  • Wieland is Chamber’s new director

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has a new face at the helm for the first time in more than a decade.

    John Wieland began as the new executive director on Monday, replacing longtime director Shelley Goodwin, who stepped down in mid-August after 14 years to take a new role as workforce development coordinator.

  • Shelby Energy to host Lineman’s Rodeo

    When the power goes out after a storm or accident, linemen from Shelby Energy are out in force working to restore electricity. But what does it take to get up on the poles?

    It takes practice, and next weekend linemen from electric co-ops across the state will be in Shelbyville to showcase their best.

    Hosted by Shelby Energy, the 12th annual Lineman’s Rodeo will take place Sept. 29-30 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, including two three-man teams from Shelby Energy, and the public is invited to attend.

  • Music to the ear

    Farmers in Shelby are pleased with how corn is coming along, but say that other crops that aren’t as water-loving have been suffering from too much wet weather.

    “Today, we’ve been out in the fields looking at the corn, most all the corn crop that we have is looking really good,” Shelby County farmer Kevin Smith said, referring to yellow field corn.

  • Goodwin departs chamber

    Shelley Goodwin, president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, is vacating her position for a new role as a workforce development coordinator.

    Goodwin said the newly established position has been in the works for a number of years.

  • “There is no way to actually replace her,” Scott Moore, publisher

    After today, there will be a big void at The Sentinel-News with the retirement of a longtime employee that everyone considers as dear as a member of their own family.

    Publisher Scott Moore paused when speaking about Sharon Warner, an employee of 44 years, whose title of senior production specialist doesn’t begin to encompass all that she does at the newspaper.

    “We’ll find somebody to fill that role, but there is no way to actually replace her,” he said. “She’s a tremendous employee.”