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Monroe County Medical

A special publication of The Advocate & Democrat.


Sweetwater • Madisonville • Vonore • Tellico Plains


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The Lost Sea Address: 140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater Hours of Operation: Open every day but Christmas Day: November, December, January, and February-9 a.m.-5 p.m.; September, October, March and April, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; May, June and August- 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July-9 a.m.-8 p.m. Type of business: Tourist attraction, America’s Largest Underground Lake Special products or services: Guided Tours, Wild Cave Tours, gift shops, nature trail, glass blowing and restaurant

(423) 337-6616

Highway 68 • Sweetwater

Brief history: One of the first known owners of the caverns was William B. Craighead (Chief Craighead of the

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Special products or services: Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Brief history: The mission of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the history and culture

Major milestones: Not only is the Lost Sea America’s Largest Underground Lake but is also a Registered National Natural Landmark and was recently designated a Civil War Trail Marker. Key employees: The Lost Sea employs many annually, mostly part-time

Sequoyah gave his people an enduring gift; a writing system so the “Cherokee Nation would live forever.” Experience the Cherokee through our exhibits, videos, and gift shop. Hike our Shoreline Trail and visit the Cherokee Memorial Mound.

Address: 576 Hwy. 360, Vonore

Type of business: Teaching museum

Cherokee Indians); The Lost Sea was discovered in 1905 by a 13-year-old boy named Ben Sands. The history of the caverns was known for many years but it wasn’t until 1965 that the Lost Sea was opened as a major tourist attraction.

Open Year Round except Christmas, New Years and Thanksgiving Day. Mon–Sat: 9am–5pm | Sunday: Noon–5pm of the Cherokee Indians in Eastern Tennessee, particularly the life and contributions of Sequoyah. The Museum will collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit objects and data that support this mission. Key employees: Charles Rhodarmer, director

576 Highway 360 • Vonore, Tennessee 37885



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Fairweather Financial Address: 107 West North Street, Sweetwater Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Type of business: Financial advisory and planning Special products or services: Investment Management, Insurance Services and Estate Planning

Principal owner: Jim Fairweather, AAMS

Brief history: As an independent financial advisor, I only have one boss, my clients. I focus on my clients getting to know and understand what is important to them, both personally and financially. Key employees: Alyshia McCool, director of first impressions

Jim Fairweather, AAMS© Financial Advisor P.O. Box 387 107 West North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 Office: (423) 337-6565 Toll Free: (877) 818-1779 Fax: (423) 337-6566

Fairweather Financial Investment Management Insurance Services • Estate Planning

Securities offered through LPL Financial FINRA/SIPC

Brief history: The Madisonville A&W was founded in 1964. Owners throughout the years have included: Jim Hall, Barbara and Allan Watson, and James and Angela Ogle.

Bike Night

4th Thursday of Every Month

Address: Highway 411, Madisonville Hours of Operation: Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Come to Our Old Fashioned Cruise-In 2nd Saturday in April-October

Type of business: Restaurant

Hwy. 411 • Madisonville


Principal Owner: Scarlette Moser

Major milestones: The Madisonville A&W established a monthly cruise-in and bike night, and also recently started the "Tips for Frankie Watson Scholarship Fund." The tip night donates money to a fund set up for a scholarship that honors the late Sequoyah High School graduate Frankie Watson, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. Key employees: Every A&W employee is key to customer service.


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Address: 122 College St., Madisonville

Jenkins Realty Reliance Group, LLC Address: 418 Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday Type of business: Real Estate Special products or services: Log cabins, forest boundary land, view lots and creek lots

Principal Owners: Corrina Ashe and Missie Mountain Brief history: Opened June 1, 2000 Major milestones: Thanks to the Lord and all our clients and friends, we have made it through this tough economy. Key employees: Nancy Davila, agent; Joan Champion, agent; Jan Oglesbee, agent; and Pam Moser, agent

Special products or services: Banners, decals and screen printed shirts

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Principal Owner: T.L. and Barbara Dixon

Type of business: Printing and color copies

Brief history: Founded in 1983 Homes & Land Waterfront Property Mountain Property Land Adjoining National Forest Commercial Investment Property

OUR PROFESSIONAL AGENTS ARE READY TO SERVE YOU! 418 Cherohala Skyway • Tellico Plains, TN (423) 253-6145 • (888) 246-2094


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Warren & Tallent CPAs, PLLC

Celebrating 50 Years of Service Warren & Tallent CPAs, PLLC is a local firm established in 1963. Quality service is the number one goal of our firm. Our clients benefit by getting personalized service with professional integrity and commitment to excellence. In today’s complex and challenging business environment, individual business owners need professional advice at reasonable rates. Join our firm in celebrating 50 years continuing the following services:

Address: 606C South Main St, Sweetwater; and 403 College St., North Suite 2, Madisonville Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon. Offices are closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m.

Principal owner: Doug Warren

• Accounting Services • Business Valuations • Business Consulting • Fraud Investigation • Litigation Support • Quickbooks Services • Tax Services

Type of business: CPA and accounting Special products or services: Accounting services, business valuations, business consulting, fraud investigation, ligigation support, Quickbooks services and tax services Brief history: Established in 1963 Major milestones: Celebrating 50 years of continuing personalized services

Sweetwater Location: 606 C South Main Street 423-337-5003

Madisonville Location: 409 College Street North, Ste. 2 423-442-3890

For more information view our website at

Valley Insurance Service Address: 111 Walnut St., Sweetwater Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon

Coverage you can count on and an agent who cares. Valley Insurance Service, Louise Barnes Agent 111 Walnut Street Sweetwater, TN 37874-2814 423.337.7777

A company you like and trust.

Type of business: insurance agency Special products or services: auto, home, life, health businesses

Principal owner: Louise Barnes

Brief history: In 1984 Louise Raby Barnes and Doyle Lowe started the agency. In 1985, Lowe pursued radio and Linda Thearp came in and Sharon Tinker Dexter came in 1991; Terri Riddle joined in 1995; Jack Jones in 2009. Combined experience totals more than 100 years. Major milestones: Celebrating nearly 30 years with State Auto Insurance Company



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Jason Miller, Pharm. D. Brent Hickey, Pharm. D.

Your Hometown Pharmacist

Save Money with our Prescription Savings Plan

Address: 707 Veterans Memorial Drive, Tellico Plains Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Type of business: Pharmacy Special products or services: Durable medical equipment

• Diabetes Testing • Diabetes Teaching • Full Medication Management Services • Home Delivery Services • Blood Pressure Screening

Principal owner: Jason Miller, Joe Saffles and Jeff Anderson Brief history: First opened August, 2006 Key employees: Jason Miller, Tiffany Wiseman, Christine Dalton, Brent Hickey, Eileen Whalen and Angela Bassett

707 Veterans Memorial Drive (Next to Citizens National Bank)


Gary Fields

Praise God from Whom all healing flows!

Address: 4900 New Hwy. 68, Madisonville Hours of Operation: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with late appointments available; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon; closed Tuesday and Thursday. Closed for lunch from 12:30-2 p.m. and Monday and Wednesday. Type of business: Chiropractor

Tellico Drug Family Wellness Center

Principal owner: Gary "Doc" Fields

Special products or services: Chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage, rehab from injury with experience in extremity adjusting. Brief history: Fields is a former professional athlete with the Houston Astros, and is familiar with the treatment of athletic injuries; a veteran of U.S. Army Special Services and has been guest speaker, guitarist and songwriter at many local forums. He often plays for local churches and revivals, sharing his faith wherever he goes. Major milestones: Being voted as “Best Chiropractor” by readers of The Advocate & Democrat and being in practice for more than 20 years, he gives God all the glory for his success. Key employees: His wife of 40 years, Martha, is his office manager

Gary “Doc” Fields, Chiropractor Hands-on adjustments and therapeutic massage 4900 New Hwy 68 Madisonville, TN

(423) 442-1244


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Monroe Physical Therapy Address: 520 Cook Street, Suite D, Madisonville and 665 New Hwy 68, Suite F, Sweetwater Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Type of business: Outpatient Rehabilitation Special products or services: Physical therapy, aquatic therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy for both adults and pediatrics Principal owner: Danny Long, P.T. Brief history: The Madisonville office opened in August, 2004; The Sweetwater office opened in August, 2011.

Major milestones: With all combined therapies, the therapists have evaluated and treated more than 3,000 patients from Monroe County and surrounding cities.

Physical Therapy

Key employees: Danny Long, P.T.; Dina Long, business manager; Dede Harrill, office manager; Dawn Moses, secretary; Vickie Plemons, part-time secretary; Kandy Howard, PTA; Angela Page, PTA/ CLT; Amy Woody, Ed.S CCC SLP


Treatment of Sports Injuries, Neck & Back Pain, Work Related injuries, Post Surgical Management, Manageme Programs for Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Lymphedema and Vertigo. Osteoporo Treatment of Neurological and Orthopedic problems aalso offered.


520 Cook Street Street, Suite D • Madisonville, TN


665 New Hwy 68, Suite F • Sweetwater, TN


Speech, Language, & Swallowing Disorders for Pediatrics and Adults.


Treatment of Orthopedic and Neurological problems in Adults.

Aquatic Therapy Now Offered at our Madisonville Location!


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Miller’s Wholesale Carpet Address: 433 Isbill Road, Madisonville Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon Type of business: Floor coverings, hardwood, tile, carpet and area rugs Principal owner: Mitchell Miller Brief history: Miller’s Carpet was orginally John Miller’s Carpet Sales in Englwood, started in 1972. Mitchell grew up in the flooring business with his father, starting at a very young age.

Major milestones: Mitchell along with his parents, John and Joyce Miller opened the Madisonville location March 19, 1990. He married wife, Marla, in 1991 and they have four sons, Jordan, Jonathan, Jason and Justice.

Family Owned/Operated Serving Monroe County for 44 Years

We Sell & Install: Carpet • Hardwood • Laminate • Vinyl Real Wood Floor Vents 433 Isbill Rd • Madisonville

Key employees: Family operated along with co-workers and friends, Colleen, Sam, Al, Nathan, Tim, Jordan and Jessica


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Venture Catering Address: Tellico Plains Hours of Operation: Call 423-519-0346 for information. Type of business: Professional Catering, committed to making your event an outstanding success. Special products or services: Our chefs have more than 25 years of experience and can create your menu to fit any theme. Tell us what your budget is, and we can work with it, Venture Catering will deliver box lunches meetings or to your place of employment and cater meeting breaks for conferences. Brief history: Venture Catering is the result of three generations of one family dedicated to serving casual to gourmet food. We are a family

run business focused on family and business traditions.

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Address: 128 Bank Street, Tellico Plains Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week Type of business: Restaurant, serving lunch and dinner Special products or services: The Tellicafe serves deli sandwiches, hand-cut ribeye steaks, and trout stuffed with real crabmeat and shrimp, followed by desserts, all made in house. Principal owners: Richard and Donna Leudemann Brief history: The Tellicafe has been owned by the Leudemann family for 18 years and is known as the premier

restaurant in Monroe County. The Tellicafe staff is made up of servers and cooks who have been dedicated to the Tellicafe for a combined total of 41 years. Major milestones: In 1905 The Tellicafe was 80 precent destroyed by a fire. It took six months to rebuild. Key employees: Since March of 2012 Marion Leudemann has taken the role of general manager of the Tellicafe.


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Monroe County Economic Development Address: JP Kennedy Building, 103 College Street South, Suite 6 Madisonville Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday Type of business: Economic Development

Economic Development Director Shan Harris

Administrative Assistant Lisa Samples

Special products or services: To help provide jobs and business opportunities for the growth of Monroe County

Principal owner: Monroe County Government Brief history: The Monroe County Economic Development Office was created in 1980 and has worked to stimulate industrial and commercial growth throughout Monroe County. Major milestones: The creation of the Niles Ferry Industrial Park and help with creation of the Tellico West Industrial Park and to bring in several thousand new jobs over the years. Key employees: Shan Harris, director and Lisa Samples, administrative assistant


MONROE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Shan Harris, Director 103 College Street South, Suite 6 Madisonville, TN 37354

A Great Place to Work & Live 423-442-3652 Mobile: 423-519-3369 Email:


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tive, table tops, screens and antique vehicles Principal owner: Kenneth S. Hall

Address: 322 Ball Play Road, Madisonville Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon Type of business: Glass Special products or services: House window glass replacement, heavy equipment, automo-

Brief history: Been in operation for 25 years; purchased from Joe Tonkinson, October, 2000. Major milestones: Purchased when sons decided to want to work here and continue the business. Even through the bad economy, we are still here. Key employees: My sons, Jesse and Jacob Hall and Will Ramsey

Serving Monroe County for Over 26 Years IN SHOP & MOBILE SERVICE • INSURANCE CLAIMS WELCOME AUTOMOTIVE • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL Auto Glass Repair & Replacement • Plexiglass/Lexan Certified Installation • Windows Repaired Doors & Screens • Glass Furniture Tops

322 Ballplay Rd • Madisonville

Special products or services: Large selection of specialty pizzas with multiple toppings to choose from: hoagies, wings and dessert pizzas. Also serve the largest pizza in the area. Principal owner: Eddie Robinson

Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 4pm-9pm 119 Pedigo Rd. Ste. D • Madisonville, TN 423-442-9511

Use This Ad To Receive $2.00 Off Any Large Pizza Must present ad when ordering. Not valid with any other deals, specials, coupons or promotions. One ad per order.

Address: 119 Pedigo Road, Suite D, Madisonville Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday-4-9 p.m. Type of business: Pizza

Brief history: Established in 2004, Robinson bought the establishment in 2007. Major milestones: Voted "Best Pizza" in 2012. Business is very community-minded and donates regularly to fundraisers.

Who's Who in Monroe County  
Who's Who in Monroe County  

Local businesses in Monroe County, Tenn., detail what they offer to residents and visitors.