For as long as can be remembered, Lynchburg Drug Store has been serving the needs of Lynchburg residents. For the last 36 years, Bob Gray owned and ran the Drug Store. As you may or may not know, Mr. Gray retired and sold the Drug Store last December. Now the friendly face you will see behind the pharmacy counter belongs to someone new. Dr. Lee Steele is the new pharmacist in town. Dr. Steele is from Madisonville, Tennessee and considers herself to be a small town girl. “The only difference between Lynchburg and Madisonville is that Madisonville has more red lights,” she says. “And that’s only because they put a red light on each corner of the Courthouse.” Dr. Steele has been a pharmacist for over 22 years. Most of that time she was a pharmacy manager for the Walmart Pharmacy in Madisonville. After spending the last 4 years working in Memphis, she was excited about moving back to a small town and Lynchburg seemed ideal. “I remember the small pharmacy from my childhood and I always wanted to work there when I grew up. It was a social place, where everyone knew each other. When this position came open, I was so excited to fulfill a childhood dream. I had visited Lynchburg before and felt it would be a wonderful place to live and work.” Although the face behind the pharmacy counter has changed, the face behind the Lunch Counter has not. Lisa Ray, a Lynchburg native, is a still making daily lunch specials and awesome milkshakes for Lynchburg residents. She’s been running the Soda Fountain for the past 6 years. Depending on her mood, you can expect anything from chicken quesadillas to cheeseburgers and fries. A standard is her Fried Chicken served with green beans and mashed potatoes every Friday. Daily Specials are served from 11 until it’s gone. She also makes salads and sandwiches to order. The pharmacy’s hours have not changed. The Drug Store is open Monday through Friday 9:00 to 4:30 and Lunch Counter is open until 3. Refills can be called in to 931-759-7329 but walk-ins are also welcomed. The new owners are working hard to restock the pharmacy and plan to enlarge the Soda Fountain’s menu. Recently a letter was sent out to some residents of Lynchburg that Lynchburg Drug Store would no longer accept their insurance. That letter was sent out in error. The Drug Store accepts most insurance plans, including Express Scripts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Paid, United Health Care and is working on accepting others including Caremark and Silver Script. Lots of changes are being planned for the future of the Drug Store, but customer service is always the main priority.