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  • Meghabghab developer of decade

    Roane State Community College computer science professor George Meghabghab was recently named Course Developer of the Decade by the Regents Online Campus Collaborative.

    The collaborative provides comprehensive educational programs and courses through a coordinated network of colleges, universities and technology centers across the state. Roane State is part of the collaborative.

    Meghabghab developed three online computer science courses in 2001 that are still being taught through the collaborative.

  • Out to Lunch with Bethel Poston: Ruby Tuesday’s a great place to meet good friends

    Don and Bonita Fowler asked us to join them for dinner at Ruby Tuesday in Harriman while recently in Roane County. It didn’t take my wife, Carol, and me long to change our sweat shirts for a nicer look, but we stayed with our jeans.

    Previous readers may know I worked for Fowler’s Furniture for 10 years as a buyer and advertising director.

    Although I retired four years ago, Don and I still talk on the telephone regularly.

    Carol set up the Harriman Fowler’s store and managed it for several years.

  • Jeffries’ business Home Made for success

    Country crafts, homegrown canned vegetables and fruit and other items fill Home Made, a new storefront on West Rockwood Street in downtown Rockwood.

    One thing is certain: a lot of folks have a ready appetite for the merchandise store owner Tammy Jeffries offers.
    “Our No. 1 seller here is fried pies and canned food,” she said.

  • Enrichment’s Gloves of Love earns kudos

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union is the 2011 recipient of the Tennessee Credit Union League’s Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility.

    The credit union submitted the Roane County Branch’s community project, Gloves of Love, to be evaluated against other community projects in the state. 

  • Out to Lunch: You can’t miss with entrées, dessert at Angelo’s

    By Bethel Poston
    After a huge Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, several vegetables and desserts followed by a few days of eating leftovers, we look for something different for an “Out to Lunch” meal. My wife, Carol, suggested we go for some Italian food.

    I remembered that my longtime friend, Jerry Stephens of AGA Insurance in Kingston, had recommended we visit Angelo’s Brick Oven — “Italian With a Side of Southern” — in Lenoir City, operated by Chris Angelos.

  • Amedysis cited as HomeCare Elite for 2011

    Amedisys Home Health Care in Harriman has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite for the second time.

    Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

    It is presented by OCS and My InnerView, an industry leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of one of the industry’s most respected independent newsletters, Home Health Line, and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

  • OS’s Butler tops at MMC for December

    Drema Butler, a licensed practical nurse at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named MMCer of the Month for December.

    Butler, of Oliver Springs, has been with Methodist since 2006. As an LPN on 5 West, she assists nurses with patient care and strives to provide excellent service to both patients and their families.

    “I appreciate this award and all of my co-workers, especially the one who nominated me,” she said.

  • HUB has heart for Harriman landmark

    Mary Holley, organizer of the Heart of Harriman Gala raising money for the city’s historic Temperance Building, accepts a $1,000 check for the building’s renovations from Harriman Utility Board employees.

    Presenting the check on behalf of the employees are HUB General Manager Bill Young, front row at right; and back row from left, Frankie Davis, Steve Cochran and Steve Ladd. The gala was Nov. 19.

  • Shop local on Super Saturday

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce will once again pro-mote its Shop Roane First pro-gram by naming a special “shop local” day again this holiday season.  

    The Chamber has chosen Dec. 10 as “Super Saturday” and is asking county residents to commit to spending at least $50 at a Chamber member’s business on that day.

  • Roane Medical Center cuts emergency wait times by half

    Roane Medical Center has cut its emergency department wait times nearly in half, beating the national benchmark of 45 minutes set by the American College of Emergency Physicians.   

    “We call it door-to-doctor times,” said Dr. Bennie Whitehead, Roane Medical Center’s emergency room medical director. “It’s the time from which a patient arrives at the hospital and is triaged until he or she sees a doctor or mid-level care provider.”