Gary Mabrey, the leader of the organization that owns — and was weeks away from selling — the Model Mill, said he watched a live video stream of the 107-year-old building burning Sunday night from out of town.
The economic impact of hosting college football’s biggest crowd when the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech meet is expected to extend well beyond the manufactured gridiron in the center of Bristol Motor Speedway’s midfield.
After eight years of Chamber of Commerce ownership, the century-old Model Mill, said to be both an eyesore and the key to development on Johnson City’s West Walnut Street, has been sold.
Much of Jackson Cox’s time is spent in the air or on the roads traveling across the world, but the formative experience that guided him to becoming an international man of business took place when he was at Johnson City’s Science Hill High School.
May 8, 2016 at 4:36 PM