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  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Zaxby's exZactly the choice for four generations

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure at Zaxby’s in Midtown involves four generations of the Poston family.

    My wife Carol and I live in Midtown Heights. We pass Zaxby’s every time we go to Kroger, Lowe’s, church, Kingston, Harriman, Interstate 40, Knoxville and other places going east.

    I’ve had Zaxby’s on my “Out to Lunch” prospect list for some time, waiting for an opportunity to pop up.

    We were excited when our grandson Brady, wife Toni and our 8-month-old great-grandson Benjamin, said they would like to spend their vacation at our house.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: It’s a Cauley family affair at Terrace View

    I wrote an “Out to Lunch” article about the restaurant at Terrace View Marina in 2008.

    When I recently found out that Mark and Heather Cauley bought Terrace View in June 2016, I immediately put it on my list to visit again.

    My source on the ownership change came from a business associate who, along with myself and three other desperate Tennessee furniture dealers, in 1987 put together a Furniture Buying Group, of which I now serve as executive director.

  • 35 YEARS: Enrichment manager celebrates milestone

    Becky Woody has reason to celebrate.

    Woody, who oversees operations at Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s two Roane County offices, marked her 35th anniversary with the financial institution.

    She joins an elite group of employees who have achieved that milestone.

    Woody began her career with Enrichment as a teller at the Kingston Branch on Aug. 23, 1982.

    She was promoted to loan officer in 1985 and to senior loan officer just two years later.  

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  • Rhino detailed in detailing your vehicle

    Kingston native Michael Jackson — owner of Rhino Auto Detailers — likes to keep things neat and clean.
    “I’m very detail oriented,” he said.

    Attention to detail is a characteristic that shows up in a lot of the businesses he’s owned over the years, including lawn services and auto-detail shops .

    Jackson said he keeps his new detail shop on Race Street in Kingston as clean and shiny as his customers’ vehicles.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: More on millenials in the workplace

    In a previous column, we discussed millennial workplace expectations. In this column, we will focus on connecting with millennials.

    Previously, we separated millennials into two groups: early millennials aged 30-37 (born 1980-87) and recessionist millennials aged 22-29 (born 1988-95). I like this differentiation because there are significant differences that were experienced in each group’s formative years.

  • HAIR today; gone for SCHOOL

    GOOSE LINDSAY/Roane Newspapers

    Michael Kerns enjoys the free haircut he received from Stephanie Oakes at Cliff Barber Shop in Harriman. Cliff Barber Shop offered free haircuts in conjunction with Tthe start of school in Roane County.
     

  • OUT to LUNCH By Bethel Poston: Want food like Mom’s? Head over to Mama’s

    My wife, Carol, and I, sometimes travel through Harriman and Oliver Springs when going to Oak Ridge.
    Heading to Oak Ridge on Tri-County Boulevard, we’ve been noticing a Mama’s Diner sign on an empty building next door to Food City.

    When we discovered that Mama’s Diner had opened in June, we immediately scheduled it for an “Out to Lunch” adventure.

    I asked my former Oak Ridge High School classmate, Mimi Brock, to meet us at Mama’s for lunch. She lives in Oliver Springs and is a former school librarian there.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: Who’s in control of your time? Your life?

    When you allow yourself to be interrupted, while you are doing a task, are you letting others control your priorities?

    Is the interruption of such importance that it requires an immediate response?

    When I see people immediately responding to a phone call, email, instant message or text, I wonder if they are managing themselves or letting others control them. Yes, some phone calls are more important than the task at hand.

  • Welding careers await at RSCC program

    Spaces remain available in Roane State Community college’s welding program, a one-semester evening certificate program that prepares qualified welders for supervisory positions.