Lolly’s Cafe


On August 25th, the Smith County Chamber of commerce welcomed new member, Lolly’s Café, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their location at 211 Colonial Street in Carthage. Lolly’s Café is owned and operated by life-long Smith County resident, Laura Allmon.  Lolly’s Café features a plate lunch with a special meat and sides Monday-Wednesday. On Thursday-Saturday, several BBQ options are available and are served with sides.  Daily customers can choose from a menu featuring burgers, bbq, chicken strips, hamburger steaks, and fresh home cut fries.  Hot and freshly made to order breakfast is served every day until 10 am.  Take out is also available.

Lolly’s favorite part of owning the café is meeting new people and caring for all those who keep coming back.  She has been thrilled with the opening so far and is thankful for all the support of the customers who have been able to visit.  The café’s hours are Monday-Thursday 6 am – 2 pm, Fridays 6 am – 5 pm, and Saturdays 7 am – 2 pm.  Be sure to make Lolly’s Café your next stop for a great taste of home.

Brad Smith State Farm Insurance

On Saturday, August 1st, the Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Brad Smith – State Farm Agent with a ribbon cutting ceremony as part of the grand opening celebration of their new offices on Main Street in Carthage. Smith was pleased with the turnout and said “I just want to thank everyone for coming out and if anyone in the community would like to add new auto, fire, life or health coverage or to review the insurance coverage they have, to please come see us.” State Farm -Brad Smith, Agent is located at 510 Main Street in Carthage. Business hours are Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm. They may be reached by phone at 615-735-1812.

Front Row L to R: Carthage Mayor Sarah Marie Smith, Shelbie Layman, Brad Smith, Ashley Beasley, Anthony Apple- Citizens Bank , Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason Back Row L to R: Calvin Smith, Linda Smith, Cate Smith, Chamber Director Bill Woodard, Brady Smith, Michelle Ervin, Elwood Ervin

Hashtag Holly’s

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Hashtag Holly’s. Hashtag Holly’s is a boutique store located at 312 Main Street in downtown Carthage. Pictured with Chamber Director, Bill Woodard is Hashtag Holly’s owner, Holly Kirby.
Holly wanted to provide a place locally where people could shop in town for clothing and gift items. The focus of Hashtag Holly’s is clothing and they offer Women’s clothing in sizes Small-3X. You will also find a good selection of jewelry, shoes, and some home décor items. Attending markets 4-6 times a year to keep up with latest trends, Holly’s strives to be different and not offer the same products that other places in town may carry. They understand the community is small and everyone enjoys getting to see and choose from a variety of different items when shopping. 
Hashtag Holly’s has lots of gift ideas -everything from bath bombs to coffee mugs! They carry Swann Creek Candles & Melts, which are ranked #1 at the Atlanta Market. You will also find some of the most popular brands in store. Ambre Blends, Pura Vida, Teleties, Oventure Rings, Farm House Fresh, Warmies, Bridgewater, Dionis, FinchBerry, The Vintage Sparrow, and SIC Cups; just to name a few! They are constantly changing the inventory to make customers’ shopping experiences the absolute BEST!
Holly’s also offers a Wish List program. This is an informational card that customers may complete with size information, favorite colors, preferences, and even dislikes. This card is on file so that when a customer’s loved one shops with them, it is easy for them to find a perfect item. And Holly’s staff is always willing to help their customers choose the perfect outfit or that perfect gift. Holly’s offers gift cards, and loyalty and military discounts. They want their customers to know they are appreciated!  Find them online at, on Facebook and Instagram, or give them a call at 615-486-7467.

SERVPRO 10351 Cookeville/Carthage/Smithville/Woodbury

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, SERVPRO 10351 of Cookeville/Carthage/ Smithville/Woodbury. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Their teams are trained and have professional equipment to handle any type of storm, fire, mold, or water damage in the area. They can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

SERVPRO 10351 is locally owned and operated.  They are IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and a part of the National Association of Homebuilders (NHAB). They are very involved in the surrounding communities and serve by being members of multiple Chambers of Commerce as well as investors in the Highland Economic Partnership. 

Their staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured their staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small. Their team understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Their goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

Get help with SERVPRO’s 24-hour service. For a stress- free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance process and paperwork.

Call 931-528-9292 or request help online at

Pictured with Chamber Director Bill Woodard is Servpro 10351 Sales & Marketing Manager, Brittany Bowers

ThompsonMoss, Inc.

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes member, ThompsonMoss, INC. ThompsonMoss, INC. was established in 2013 by Mr. Robert (Bobby) Moss and Mr. Dean Thompson and is a licensed general contractor specializing in manufacturing and erecting concrete log homes utilizing their patented concrete wall system. This system was first tested and used in both the owners own homes here in Smith County as prototypes.  They have since constructed several homes in the surrounding area and some adjoining states.  A local example of their system is the “Rails to Trails” restroom facility on South Main street in South Carthage.   It looks like a log structure but is in fact concrete.

In their published biography Bobby and Dean both stated: “With the help of the Lord in combination with the years of experience each of us have in the building and engineering fields we were able to perfect our system.  They continued: “As far as the cost of the ThompsonMoss log homes, appraisers are saying they are costing about 25% less than traditional log homes to initially build and without the maintenance costs, which is a huge bonus.  Homeowners can also classify this product as a masonry structure which lenders view in a much better light than traditional log home when considering a loan.  They have many different log profiles and sizes available including rough sawn, hand hewn, D log, lap siding as well as Butt n Pass, and post corners. Their company goals are to provide beautiful, affordable, low maintenance homes, and be a blessing to God and to others.”

Pictured above with Chamber Director Bill Woodard are Bobby Moss and Dean Thompson. If you or your business would like to learn more about “ThompsonMoss” or the Smith County Chamber of Commerce go to, call 615-735-2093 or go to our Facebook page for more information.  We are proud to support and boost businesses here in Smith County.  If you are looking to start a business or if you are an existing business and would like our assistance, we are here to help. We remind everyone to  SHOP LOCALLY, it helps us all!

Sonja Hammond, Realtor

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new chamber member Sonja Hammond.  A life- long resident of Smith County, Sonja is a veteran salesperson with over 32 years of experience serving clients in the telecommunication field prior to retiring and joining Blackwell Realty and Auction. She specializes in residential real estate in Middle Tennessee and looks forward to earning your business. Sonja has the resources and systems in place to ensure your real estate transaction is smooth and virtually stress free, whether as your listing or buyer agent. Contact Sonja Hammond today at 615-464-0367, 615-444-0072 or at

Antiques, Vintage and More

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, Antiques, Vintage and More during  their October 4th Grand Opening Celebration with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Antiques, Vintage and More is located at 111 E. Main Street in Gordonsville across from Gordonsville High School. The store is owned and operated by Joyce Silcox and Penny Bartlett.

During the day long celebration, the store offered refreshments, awarded door prizes and ran a special grand opening sale. In attendance for the ribbon cutting were (L to R) Junior Nesbitt, Chamber Director Bill Woodard, Chamber President Anthony Apple, Joyce Silcox, Penny Bartlett, Gordonsville Mayor Milton Gibbs, Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason, Anne Kirby, Judy Hatfield,  Tally Green, Larry Bartlett, Patty, Wyma Brown, Niki Shores, Bea Davis, and Laura Piper.

The Bearded Goat Catering

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member The Bearded Goat Catering. The Bearded Goat Catering is a full-service mobile catering business. It operates a fully inspected and licensed mobile kitchen. All food is cooked fresh on site, within view of the host and guest, so you are guaranteed the freshest possible food. The Bearded Goat Catering is owned and operated by Chef David Dillehay a lifelong resident of Smith County. David is a classically trained chef who has worked in the restaurant industry for several years. David was also the Executive Chef for The Pavillion Assisted Living in Carthage for a year. Prior to being a Chef, he served as a Paramedic Fire Fighter for over 20 years.
The Bearded Goat Catering looks forward to serving your needs soon. Contact them today at 615-351-7414 or at You can also find them on Facebook. Pictured are Smith County Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Woodard and The Bearded Goat Catering owner David Dillehay.


The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, BankTennessee, at their Grand Opening on Friday, August 30th. A Ribbon Cutting ceremony took place at 10:00 am at their new location at 936 Upper Ferry Road.

BankTennessee’s Carthage banking team are all residents of Smith County and include Sherry Slagle Mercer, universal banker, Corey Carver, universal banker, Lois Vance, universal banker, and Michael Nesbitt, branch manager. Also rounding out the team are BankTennessee directors and lifelong Carthage area residents and businessmen Tom Paschal, Alex Richmond, and Larry Wilkerson.

Headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, BankTennessee has 9 retail banking offices with 7 in West Tennessee including Collierville, East and Downtown Memphis, Germantown, Ripley, Munford. In Middle Tennessee, the bank has offices in Lebanon and now Carthage.

Pictured with Smith County Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Woodard is BankTennessee Branch Manager Michael Nesbitt.

Blackwell Realty & Auction

On Friday, August 30th, the Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, Blackwell Realty and Auction with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their new Smith County office location. Blackwell Realty and Auction is now open at 941 Upper Ferry Road in Carthage.

Blackwell Realty & Auction is dedicated to working with their clients to make every real estate transaction a smooth and successful one. They understand success depends on their dedication to giving clients great service throughout the selling and/or buying process. Real estate is a passion at Blackwell Realty & Auction. They love helping clients make their next real estate search or sale a successful one, helping them take their plans and make them a beautiful reality.

Pictured at the Ribbon Cutting are Jim West, Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, Senator Mark Pody, Anthony Apple, Andy West, Judy Smith, Lacey Crockett, Jennifer Haden, Dennis Banka, Josh Kirby, Michael Woodard, Samantha Kirby, Christy Blackwell, Pan Stout, Annette McCall, Eddie Stout, Mayor Sarah Marie Smith, Mike Mohr, Sloan Granstaff, Bill Woodard, Melissa Todd Hughes, Sonja Hammond and Matt Watts.

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