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  • 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.

  • J.T. Day Insurance a Master Agency

    Terry Day, left, owner of J.T. Day Insurance Agency, receives a Master Agency plaque from Bill Montgomery, president and CEO of Celina Insurance Group.

    The Harriman agency was honored during Celina’s 2011 recognition event at Gaylord Opryland, Nashville.

    The Master Agency designation is awarded to those partners who display exceptional commitment to Celina Insurance Group and achieve superior operational results.

  • Out to Lunch: Spring City Marina’s homemade chips have a crunch

    By Bethel Poston
    I asked Spring City resident and Harriman Fowler’s Furniture salesman Jerry Lyke about the restaurant at Spring City Marina.

    “It’s almost across the street from my house,” he said. “My wife, Pam, and I enjoy walking down for lunch. We’ve tried a bunch of things, and they were all good.”

  • Rockwood Sonic up for national games

    Rockwood’s Sonic-Drive-In crew is one of top 300 stores in the nation in the Dr Pepper Sonic Games, an annual competition recognizing the top Sonic Drive-ins in the country.
    Restaurant workers will learn soon if it is one of the top 48. Those finalists will be whittled down to the coveted top 12, which will participate in September’s Dr Pepper Sonic Games national finals.
    “They announce on a weekly basis through July. They do it zone by  zone,” said manager Dwan Garrett of the announcement of who is on the top 48.

  • Roane jobless rate down, but higher than ’10

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development statistics released last month indicate that Roane County’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent in May.
    The 8.3 percent rate, however, is half a percent higher than last year, when the state reported the county’s jobless rate at 7.8 percent.
    A state ranking of the 10 counties with the lowest unemployment rates no longer includes Roane County, although both Washington and Cheatham counties, respectively in the No. 9 and 10 slots, also report an 8.3 percent May jobless rate.