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  • Digital driving out Midtown Drive-In

    Midtown Drive-In’s owner Doug Freeman announced on the website of his theaters that the Midtown location likely had its last season in the spring and summer of 2013.

    The film industry’s decision to stop making 35mm film is cited as the reason for the likely closure.

    Freeman writes at www.bluemoontheatres.com that Midtown may operate on a  limited schedule in the summer of 2014 — depending on whether any films are distributed on film next year.

  • ‘America’s Best Ribs’ await you at Lenoir City Calhoun’s

    Today’s “Out To Lunch” adventure is also a family celebration.
    Many of you know my wife, Carol, and I share the same birth date, Sept. 15. (I’m 1 year older.)
    Some are also aware that, now 58 years ago, we ran off to Ringgold, Ga., to get married.
    Since we secretly got married, we didn’t have a honeymoon. We’ve tried to get-away for a honeymoon each year since then. This year was in Gatlinburg.

  • State aims to protect construction workers

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is taking new measures to ensure employers in the construction industry are protecting workers injured on the job or in need of unemployment benefits.
    Legislation effective July 1 gives the state the authority to issue civil penalties against construction service providers who have avoided workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance tax premiums.

  • Marston new chief operating officer

    Matt Marston has been selected as the new chief operating officer for URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, known as UCOR.

    He will fill the position vacated by Kenneth Rueter, who recently was announced as the new president and project manager at the Savannah River Remediation Project.

    UCOR is in the midst of deactivating and demolishing the final section of the vast K-25 building at East Tennessee Technology Park, formerly known as the Manhattan Project’s K-25 Site in Roane County.

  • K-25 structure final demolition underway

    Demolition work began last week on the last section standing of the K-25 building at East Tennessee Technology Park in Roane County.

    Workers at URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, known UCOR, are tearing down the final six units of the mile-long Manhattan Project-era gaseous diffusion building that once was the largest building under one roof in the world.

    The original building was in the shape of a “U.” The west wing was demolished under a previous contrac-tor.

  • Scarbrough’s Restaurant open in Rockwood

    Scarbrough’s Restaurant in Rockwood recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by staff, community members, elected officials, city and Roane County Chamber of Commerce representatives.

    The restaurant, at 114. N. Gateway Ave., is owned by Darrell and Hilary Scarbrough and their children, Cameron and Izabella, and managed by Jason Burnette.

  • More than a score of Renaissance service

    Genesis Healthcare Renaissance Terrace, Harriman, recently honored Connie Hendrickson and Gayle Dyer for their service to the company during a recent 20-plus-year employee banquet.

    “Connie and Gayle are both extremely dedicated to their roles in our center and make a difference every day with their warm spirit and devout leadership,” Whiteside said.

  • Free workshops aim to assist business owners

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering three free workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshops will be in  Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Two workshops are planned for Sept. 17. The first, from 9 a.m. to noon, focuses on how to do business with the government.

    Women-owned small business certifications will be later, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Laymance joins Roane County Family Practice

    Dr. Jonathan Ben Laymance of Wartburg has joined Roane County Family Practice of Harriman.

    He began on Sept. 1 and is now accepting new patients in offices in Physicians Plaza of Roane County at 1822 Tanner Way, Midtown.

    Call 376-6272 for details.

    Laymance is board certified in family medicine. He was a 2010 graduate of Meharry Medical College, Nashville.

  • Improvements made to Jobs4TN.gov

    Tennessee job seekers and employers now have a more powerful tool in searching for jobs and job candidates as the result of an upgrade to the Jobs4TN.gov website.
    The revisions now allow users to customize their workspaces, expand database searches and how they are saved, and share jobs through email and the Career Network.
    Jobs4TN Online was introduced in May 2012 as Tennessee’s premier job resource. Presently, the site lists 84,969 Tennessee jobs available and 128,888 registered job seekers.