A Chamber Day As Morning Pointe Continues To Grow

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Despite the nonstop rain, there was still a 'Chamber Day' outside Knoxville, as Morning Pointe broke ground on its newest assisted living community in Powell, drawing over 75 people.

"Many folks have chosen to stay here in their golden years, and to provide  assisted living and Alzheimer's care next to this medical campus are an  important part of the long-term viability of this community," said Greg A.  Vital, Morning Pointe president.  

Speakers for the program included Tim Burchett, Knox County Mayor, Rob Followell, CEO of the North Knoxville Medical Center,  and Mike Edwards, president of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. 

"When you are talking about a $10 million dollar investment in Knox County, 75 permanent healthcare jobs and another 200 construction jobs over the course of the next year, plus an economic impact of more than $15 million dollars annually for Powell and Knox County, it is a 'Chamber Day,'" said Mr. Edwards during the program.

The heavy rain prompted the 'groundbreaking photo opportunity' to be moved inside with gravel instead. The second graders from First Baptist Academy that provided the closing songs joined in the action.

Also on hand for the groundbreaking included Dr. Cindy McClain Pearman with the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tn., Knoxville, Linda Johnson with Alzheimer's Tennessee, Chaplain Jim Waddell with First Baptist Church of Powell and the JROTC of Gibbs High School.

Morning Pointe of Powell will feature 53 assisted living apartments and 20 additional apartments will comprise The Lantern with a focus on meeting the needs of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Morning Pointe of Powell is set to open in the fall. 

 


Fourth Annual Tucker’s Trek 5K And One-Mile Fun Run Is May 18

The fourth annual Tucker’s Trek 5K and one-mile fun run benefiting Emily’s Power for a Cure Neuroblastoma Foundation takes place Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at Baylor’s new Tucker Hunt '16 Memorial Lacrosse Field.  Mr. Hunt loved Emily Ransom and her battle with cancer had an effect on him -- and he loved Emily's Power for a Cure, said officials.  Tucker's Trek was ... (click for more)

Groundbreaking Ceremony For Morning Pointe Of Chattanooga At Shallowford Set For April 22

Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe Assisted Living will kick off the groundbreaking celebration for the new Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford on April 22 at 10:30 a.m. Already, the building is being framed in and the construction project is on target for an early 2015 opening. While construction started earlier this year, better weather has work ... (click for more)

Shots Fired Durng Armed Robbery At Rossville McDonald's

Shots were fired during an armed robbery at the McDonald's on Rossville Boulevard on Friday morning. At approximately 6:15 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a robbery at 4502 Rossville Blvd. at the McDonald’s.  Investigators discovered that two masked suspects entered the McDonald’s. One suspect fired a round into the ceiling and then ordered everyone to the ... (click for more)

Man Shot On East Henderson Drive; Suspect Sought

Chattanooga Police responded to 740 East Henderson Drive at approximately 9:02 p.m. on Thursday for a person shot.  Officers located a black male victim who was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. According to witnesses, the victim was in a physical altercation with multiple parties when a suspect fired at the victim striking him in the chest. The victim ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)