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  • LESSONS FROM COMBAT

    Roane State Community College’s Kirk Harris believes details save lives.

    Harris, director of continuing health care and safety education, recently started offering a course on tactical combat casualty care/tactical emergency casualty care.

    The course applies lessons learned from the experiences of U.S. soldiers and the latest research on combat care in Iraq and Afghanistan to situations first responders could face.

  • Titans CFO to speak at seminar

    Jenneen Kaufman, vice president and chief financial officer of the Tennessee Titans organization, will headline the keynote luncheon address during the annual Oak Ridge Women’s Workshop.

    The workshop, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office Federal Women’s Program and the Oak Ridge Chapter of Federally Employed Women, will be

    on March 12 in the New Hope Center at 602

    Scarboro Road in Oak Ridge.

    Kaufman, a native Knoxvillian, is in her 18th season with the Titans organization.

  • Fleischmann heads nuclear cleanup caucus

    U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Ben Ray Luján have been appointed to co-chair the House of Representatives Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.

    “Our nation has a tremendous nuclear history, and with that has come an important nuclear cleanup mission,” said Fleischmann, an Ooltewah Republican.

    “This caucus will serve to promote the awareness of our nuclear legacy and build a stronger coalition to fight for the needs of our cleanup missions, and I am eager to get to work.”

  • School at Maryville College offers women from Appalachia a brand-new beginning

    Women from Appalachia who haven’t had access to higher education or whose personal circumstances have left them in poverty now have hope for a new beginning, thanks to the New Opportunity School at Maryville College.

    The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College is accepting applications for its second program July 12-Aug. 1.

  • Midtown Market & Deli makes it official
  • Midtown Weigel’s sports new design, quick food service

    The new Weigel’s at 2001 Roane State Hwy. in Harriman’s Midtown area is a state-of-the art convenience store.

    It’s the 64th store for Weigel’s, one of East Tennessee’s oldest family-owned dairies.

    “We’re all about convenience and saving our customers money,” said Ken McMullen, president of Weigel’s Stores.

  • Workshops to cover gov’t contracts

    Roane State Community College’s Ten-

    nessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer two free workshops this week on government contracting.

    Both workshops will be on Feb. 12 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The first workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

    It will be for small businesses on the basics of government contracting.

  • ORUD Valentines help heat homes

    Oak Ridge Utility District’s annual “Have a Heart, Heat a Home” fundraiser allows the public to purchase Valentine’s Day gifts, with proceeds helping needy families stay warm.

    All proceeds from gift purchases go to Project SAFE, an ORUD-sponsored program that helps low-income families struggling to pay their winter heating bills and facing the loss of energy service.

    Through the program, ORUD offers a selection of Valentine’s Day gifts. All proceeds from the purchase of those gifts go to Project SAFE.

  • Roane unemployment rate up in December

    Though Roane County’s unemployment rate ticked up 0.3 percent in December, the number was significantly lower than it was a year ago, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate that the jobless rate for December was 6.5 percent, up from November’s 6.2 percent.

    That’s a 0.8 percent difference from December 2013, when Roane County registered a 7.3 unemployment rate.

  • Covenant Health, BlueCross enter into partnership

    Covenant Health, parent company of Roane Medical Center, and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee have signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement that establishes a new level of collaboration between the two organizations.

    The partnership, which is centered around improving patient care, access and cost, went into effect on Jan. 1.

    “BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is only choosing one health-care partner in selected regions,” said Tony Spezia, president and CEO of Covenant Health.