Hamilton Place Announces J. Crew Factory To Open This Fall

Thursday, July 24, 2014

J. Crew Factory will open a 5,652 square foot store on the lower level of the two story shopping center later this year.  The new addition will feature fun ready to wear pieces, bold-colored basics and casual classics for men and women.  This family-friendly store will also feature crewcuts, the brand's children's line featuring "mini me" looks in sizes 2 to 14.

“This is an exciting announcement," said Dan Wolfe, general manager for Hamilton Place.  “J. Crew Factory is an excellent match for our shoppers and has been at the top of our ‘must-have’ list for some time.

  We believe shoppers are going to love this value-oriented, fashion forward retailer.”

J. Crew Factory is the latest national retailer to join the Hamilton Place complex that currently features over twenty apparel retailers, exclusive to the area including:  Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Buckle, Hollister, Fossil, Eddie Bauer, LOFT, White House Black Market and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Earlier in July, Destination XL opened at Hamilton Corner, followed by Happy Cakes at The Shoppes, and Chicken Salad Chick opened at Gunbarrel Pointe.






Todd Gaither Receives Certified Long-Term Care Designation

Todd Gaither, a financial advisor with Tandem Financial Partners, of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has been awarded a professional designation in the field of long-term care, Certified in Long-Term Care. The program is independent of the insurance industry and is designed to provide financial service professionals with expertise and tools to address long-term care planning ... (click for more)

USDA RD Grant Assists With Two Utility Projects In Rhea County

USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode announced Friday two Water and Environmental Program projects in Rhea County. Rural Development funds will be used to purchase a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System and a de-gassing tower. “The purchase of the new equipment will enable the utility districts in Rhea County to better serve their customers,” Dir. ... (click for more)

Maryville Police Department's Kenny Moats Was The Officer Slain Thursday

Officer Kenny Moats of the Maryville Police Department was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call on Thursday.  Officer Moats was with the department for over nine years and was currently serving as a drug enforcement agent. Assistant Commissioner David Purkey said, "It is with heavy heart that I express my condolences to the family and friends of ... (click for more)

Auto Burglary Thwarted In Bradley County

A man has been arrested in Bradley County, after attempting to steal a vehicle. On Thursday, Deputy Jessica Morgan observed a silver truck in a church parking lot on South Lee Highway. While checking the premises, Dep. Morgan observed a male wearing a black tank top and red shorts exiting the rear window of the cab into the bed of the truck. Once the suspect noticed Dep. Morgan, ... (click for more)

Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way - And Response

Often I visit Gold's Gym at Chestnut and 4th Street. I  park in the theater parking lot at Broad and 4th Street.  I depend on the walk signs to get me there safely.  Most days I almost get hit by someone turning left or right coming from the exit ramp off 27 or turning right on 4th street from Chestnut. This happened yesterday as I was almost mowed down by a garbage ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Gold & Ivory Tablecloth

Not long ago, in my morning reading, I happened across an obscure tale about a special tablecloth. And, as things like this are more and more wont to do, I was instantly blessed by this story. As I tracked down its origin, I learned it originally appeared in a 1954 edition of Reader’s Digest. Written by the Rev. Howard C. Schade, who at the time was the pastor of the First Reformed ... (click for more)