• Treadway a Star at Victorian Square

    Rose Treadway was recently named Victorian Square Assisted Living’s Quarterly Star.

    Treadway has been employed with the Rockwood facility since June 2010.

    “She has proven to be a dedicated and talented employee within the Dietary Department,” said Saundra Bandy, Victorian Square spokeswoman.

    Bandy said Treadway was recognized by her co-workers for this honor for her fun-loving nature, exceeding expectations and working in cooperation with other departments.

  • Gov’t contract strategies to be workshop topic

    A free workshop on government contracts will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    It will cover challenges and potential pitfalls, as well as help companies navigate and leverage strategic alliances to rely on them more effectively to win government contracts.

    Contact 865-483-2668 or jbangs@tsbdc.org, or visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc to register.

  • Out to Lunch: Not Watson’s conjures memories, and the food’s awesome

    It’s been a couple years since my wife, Carol, and I had an “Out to Lunch” adventure in Downtown Knoxville (Old City) and historic Market Square.

    On our latest adventure, our South Knoxville furniture friends, Mickey and Jerry Pease, met us at Not Watson’s Kitchen + Bar, 15 Market Square. They have been on several of our “Out To Lunch” adventures.

    All of us remember visiting Watson Department Store, particularly the “bargain basement,” in the late ’50s and ’60s.

  • Out to Lunch: No. 200 calls for a special visit to Miss Lilly’s Café

    It’s hard to believe this is my 200th “Out to Lunch” article.

    The first, on Junior’s Restaurant in Rockwood, was published on March 17, 2008.

    We invited longtime Kingston friends, Cliff and Sue Nunley, to join us on this special adventure to the “quiet side of the Smokies.”

    The Nunleys have hiked most of the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains and spent a few nights in Mount Leconte Lodge. We knew they would be good guides, and probably had eaten at several places in Townsend.

  • Diversity topic for employers

    Corporations spend billions of dollars to attract and manage diversity.

    Roane County Employers Association will delve into the topic during its July 14 meeting.

    Jennifer Henry, president of the Oak Ridge Human Resources Association, will discuss “Diversity: Strength Lies in Differences, Not in Similarities” during the meeting from noon to 1 p.m.

    The meeting will be in the ground floor cafeteria of the Dunbar Building on the main campus of Roane State Community College between Harriman and Rockwood.

  • Rockwood officials honor Cliftons, McCrearys

    Rockwood celebrated two businesses recently by honoring the commitment the owners made to the community.

    David Clifton, formerly of David Clifton Chevrolet, and his family, including wife Pat, were touched by the recognition at the start of last week’s Rockwood City Council meeting.

    “It has truly been an honor to represent General Motors for the city of Rockwood all these years,” David Clifton said.

    Also recognized were Steve and Earl McCreary, who owned McCreary Auto Parts, or the Rockwood NAPA.


    Casey’s Frontier is now the new face of David Clifton Chevrolet.

    They took over the dealership in May.

    “The biggest thing we are bringing to Rockwood is cars,” said Jim Sibley, general manager for Casey’s Frontier.

    Sibley said they’ve increased inventory on new and used vehicles, and hope customers stay in Roane County “and spend their money in the town and keep the tax dollars in the county.”

    “Our main thing is trying to breathe new life into the community,” said Sibley.

  • Tourism director honored

    Pam May, The Roane Alliance’s director of tourism, is the 2015 recipient of the Chuck Davis Tourism Award.

    The award is given by the Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council. It was presented during the 49th annual awards banquet for the East Tennessee Development District and East Tennessee Human Resource Agency.

  • UGO head state’s top retailer for ’15

    Gary Buchanan of United Grocery Outlet has been named Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s 2015 Retailer of the Year.

    The award was presented during a ceremony at TGCSA’s annual convention in Chattanooga.

    United Grocery Outlet has a store at 508 Ruritan Road, Harriman.

  • Workshop to cover accounting for small businesses

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop on accounting for small businesses.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Topics to be covered include types of financial statements, do’s and don’ts, best practices and resources available.

    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2668 or jbangs@tsbdc.org to register.

    Registration is also available online at www.roanestate.edu.tsbdc.