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  • OUT TO LUNCH: Market House opens with quality, tasty fare

    Previous readers of my “Out To Lunch” articles may remember that I help arrange lunches for our Oak Ridge High School Reunion Committee so that I can also mention our former classmates members in my articles.


    Today’s’ adventure is in a location, 80 East Tennessee Avenue, that was a Texaco Gas Station when our committee members grew up in Oak Ridge.  It has also been the previous site of the Blue Hound Restaurant and Jackson Square Bistro.

  • Y-12 honored on workplace safety, health

    The Y-12 National Security Complex now flies the VPP Star flag after a ceremony held Tuesday morning, June 5.
    The flag signifies Y-12's recent achievement of DOE-VPP Star status, a significant safety and health validation, and it will fly over the site's New Hope Center.

    Issued by the U.S. Department of Energy, the DOE Voluntary Protection Plan flag was presented to Y-12 by Dan Hoag, NNSA acting site manager.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Good home cooking is what you’ll find at Shoreline

    “You need to visit Shoreline Café in Decatur,” said Buddy and Carolyn Koon, our longtime friends and members of our Kingston First Baptist Church Sunday school class.

    “The food is really good.”

    During the four years I have been writing “Out to Lunch,” I couldn’t remember any waterfront (shoreline) locations in Decatur. There is a bunch on River Road, which is also part of Meigs County.

  • Calling it a Career
  • Association applauds Roane State’s Feltner

    Karen Feltner, director of Roane State Community College’s Health Information Technology program, received a 2011-12 Mentor/Educator Award from the Tennessee Health Information Management Association.

    According to the association, the award “recognizes individuals who have long records of encouraging students or colleagues to become all they can be and who have helped them find ways to achieve their best.”

  • New database connects job seekers with area employers

    A new state jobs database is available to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.

    Jobs4TN Online, which can be accessed at www.jobs4tn.gov, is a virtual recruiter, automatically notifying job seekers when jobs they may qualify for are posted and notifying employers when candidates who fit their needs register.

    The online database contains positions from job orders placed directly by Tennessee employers, from corporate Internet sites, and from major job search engines.

    Jobs4TN Online also identifies available green jobs.

  • FASTTRACK: Governor’s bill aims to create jobs, help local governments

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed legislation last week to expand the state’s FastTrack program to specifically support economic development in rural communities and for exceptional projects.

    The governor proposed the legislation in January to create the FastTrack Economic Development Fund, an expansion of the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s current infrastructure and job training program.

  • Ware new Wellington sales, marketing head

    Terri Ware has been named the new sales and marketing manager at Wellington Place of Kingston.

    A native of Oak Ridge, Ware has 13 years of sales and marketing experience.

    She said she believes that the key to success is understanding peoples’ needs with compassion, respect and integrity.

    Wellington Place of Kingston, at 1098 Bradford Way, is a Brookdale Senior Living assisted living community.

    Brookdale Senior Living communities provide active retirement living for thousands of residents, serving seniors and their families since 1978.

  • Out to Lunch: Save room for dessert at Westel’s Mountain Top Inn

    Dane Kable, known as CB Man, recently emailed me about a new restaurant opening in Westel at exit 338 off Interstate 40.

    You’ve probably noticed, in view from the interstate at Westel, all the motor homes at the Boat-N-RV Superstore that began developing in 2008.

    Mountain Top Inn opened in late February as an addition to Boat-N-RV. It faces the interstate, on the left as you travel toward Nashville from Roane County.

  • Landfill adjacent to K-25 safely cleaned up ahead of schedule

    URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC recently completed a three-year landfill cleanup project on schedule, under budget and without a single work-related injury, not even a first-aid case.

    Workers cleaning up the 6.5-acre K-1070B burial ground adjacent to the K-25 demolition project worked 205,800 accident-free hours while excavating 100,200 cubic yards of soil and debris.

    “This is proof that the goal of zero accidents on a project can be achieved,” said UCOR President and Project Manager Leo Sain.