Ground Broken For New Fast Pace Urgent Care Facility In Jamestown

City of Jamestown and Fentress County officials joined with representatives of Fast Pace Urgent Care for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Clinic the company is building on East Central Avenue in Jamestown, across the street from the Jamestown City Hall at the former D&G Trading Post. Front row, left to right: Jamestown City Council members Charles Cooper, Elizabeth Pendergrass and Becky Duncan; Jamestown Mayor Darlene Monday Davis, Fast Pace Regional Marketing Representative Aaron Rice, Fast Pace Regional Director Aaron Sharpe, Fentress County Executive J. Michael Cross, Fentress Co. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Leann Smith, Chris Summers of Fast Pace Urgent Care, and Misty Stephens, Tourism Director, Fentress Co. Chamber of Commerce. Back row, left to right: Co. Commissioner Justin Miller, Fentress Co. Solid Waste representative Jason Gasper, Co. Commissioner Jimmy Johnson, and Fentress Co. Solid Waste Director Jackie Selby, who is also a member of the Fentress Co. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

For some weeks now, demolition and cleanup work has been underway at the old D & G Trading Post on East Central Avenue,  which has had folks questioning  what was going on there.

That question was answered last week when ground was broken on Tuesday for the new Fast Pace Urgent Care Facility, which will be constructed on the site located across the street from Jamestown City Hall.

Chris Summers of Fast Pace Urgent Care spoke with members of the local news media following the groundbreaking event, stating:

“First and foremost, we’d like to say we’re excited about being here in your community.  Our mission is to go into a community and offer services that are not readily available, with out extended hours and the services we provide.

We thank you for welcoming us so far, as we’ve been here a couple of weeks before today, and we’re excited about getting the building underway.  We’re hoping that from today, we will have our clinic open and have an open house in 90 days.

“We are going to be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday after church from 1 to 5 p.m.”

When asked for some information about their company, Summers said:  “We started in 2009 in Collinwood, TN.  Our CEO and founder, Stan Bevis, saw a need for medical care in rural communities, so we have grown from Collinwood, TN to a total of 48 clinics now in Tennessee and Kentucky.  We plan to open 19 clinics this year.”

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.