Return of a landmark

The Hornet's Nest



Officials from Blount County and the town of Locust Fork were on hand for the grand opening of the new Hornet’s Nest at Locust Fork. Pictured are, from left, county commissioner Waymon Pitts, Locust Fork councilman Brandon Quinn, Probate Judge David Standridge, owner Gregg Armstrong, restaurant manager Penny Causey, owner Jeff Hallmark, chamber of commerce president Charles Carr, Locust Fork councilwoman Sara Holt, Locust Fork mayor Joe Hughes, and Locust Fork councilman Bob Chamblee. Armstrong and Hallmark have remade the restaurant, which for years was an institution in the area. One of the restaurant’s selling points is the full breakfast menu available six days a week (Monday through Saturday) beginning at 5:30 a.m. For call-in orders, take-out, or banquet facilities, phone 680-4185. – Rob Rice