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  • Rayson TBR senior counselor

    Oak Ridge lawyer Robert W. Knolton with Kramer Rayson LLP has been named a senior counselor of the Tennessee Bar Association.
    Knolton was awarded the designation at the TBA’s annual convention held recently in Chattanooga.
    Senior counselors are those Tennessee Bar Association members who, during the coming membership year, will reach 75 years of age or complete 50 years of practice.
    They are honored for their service to the profession.
     

  • VEC grants for Midway youth
  • Out to lunch by Bethel Poston: Jefferson Soda Fountain another well kept Oak Ridge secret

    My wife, Carol, and I grew up in the “Secret City” — Oak Ridge.  Part of our education was, “What you see and hear here, stays here.”
    Evidently our former Oak Ridge High School classmates practiced this by not telling us about the Jefferson Soda Fountain until our recent reunion.   Janet Harlan and Marjorie Matthews both suggested our committee have lunch there.

    Rolland Carvel “Dudley” Hoskins opened the Oak Ridge Hoskins Drug Store in 1944 at this location, 22 North Jefferson Circle.

  • Thyroid uptake probes offered

    Roane Medical Center now provides thyroid uptake testing in addition to thyroid scans, offering a comprehensive testing menu for patients.
    The nuclear medicine department at the Harriman-based hospital acquired a new thyroid
    uptake probe, Biodex Atomlab 950, to assess thyroid function in patients.
    The thyroid uptake probe helps determine the presence of over- or under-active thyroid glands.

  • Cancer Institute study backs screening given to DOE workers

    The National Cancer Institute has released findings agreeing that low-dose CT scans can prevent 20 percent of deaths from lung cancer in high-risk individuals.
    The landmark study, published late last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, backs the CT scanning for early lung detection that has been given to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 and K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant nuclear workers since 2000.

  • Who's moving into Physicians Plaza?

    Midtown’s conversion as the center of Roane County’s health-care community is taking a big leap this month.
    Harriman Building Inspector Maria Nelson reports 10 health-care providers are taking up residence in the newly completed Physicians Plaza of Roane County.
    About $7.5 million was invested into the 45,000-square-foot medical office complex, developed by Agilitas Property Development Inc. in Nashville and owned by Physicians Plaza of Roane County LLC. Developers said the building was 90 percent leased before the first shovel of earth was turned.

  • Eye Centers of Harriman, Rockwood merge to occupy central office in new facility

    The Eye Center at Harriman and The Eye Center at Rockwood have now merged their offices into one new location, The Eye Center at Midtown.
    “We are in the new Physician’s Plaza, located near exit 350 off I-40, across from the Kroger at Pinnacle Point on Hwy. 70,” said Dr. Scott Baer, one of four optometrists serving patients in the new office.
    “The experienced and friendly staff our patients have come to know is now at The Eye Center of Midtown, too,” he explained.

  • Tackle those fishing needs at new Kingston shop

    New Chamber member The Tackle Box recently had its grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    Among the Chamber members and dignitaries attending are, front row from left, Jenny Tippens, Cassandra Miles, Kingston Mayor Troy Beets, Bob Tonachio, The Tackle Box owners Mike and Rachel Ellis, Jonathan Holland, Justin Capps; and back row, Darrell Williams of The Roane Alliance, Kim Ezzell and Preston King.

  • Chamber’s calling card encourages interaction

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce has designed a special “calling card,” encouraging members to do business with other Chamber members.

    The unique 1-by-3 1/2-inch card is smaller than a standard business card. The size makes it easier to carry and helps it stand out among other business cards.

  • Fitzgerald joins Angus Association

    Scott Fitzgerald, Philadelphia, is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    The national breed organization, headquartered in St.
    Joseph, Mo., has nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members.

    It is among the largest beef breed associations in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 19 million registered Angus.

    The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members.