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  • LEADERSHIP Roane County
  • 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.

  • Dogs to Go: Couple takes restaurant initiative on the road

    Kingston residents Rusty and Jayme Summers have dreamed of owning a restaurant for years.

    Now that dream is, in a way, becoming a reality as the husband-and-wife duo recently purchased a food truck, Vol Dogs.

    “We’ve wanted to do a restaurant, but this opportunity presented itself and it’s a lot more affordable,” Jayme said after Vol Dogs served lunch at Kingston’s Michael Dunn Center on Friday.

  • Out to Lunch: Relax with lunch at Harrison's

    The husband of one of my high school classmates recommended our latest “Out To Lunch” adventure at Harrison’s Grill & Bar in Clinton.

    Nathan Stonecipher went to school in Oliver Springs and married Ellis Mae Darby from Oak Ridge. They are both members of our Oak Ridge High School, ’54-’55-’56 Reunion Committee.

    Unfortunately, Nathan and Ellis were traveling out of the state and missed our lunch meeting at Harrison’s.

  • What’s the SCORE? Millennials part of plan for business

    By Dana Peterka

    At a recent meeting, several business managers were talking about millennials being snowflakes.

    Also, I have a nonprofit client, in a nearby county, who is working to understand the behaviors, attitudes and motivations of millennials as part of their strategic planning process.

    This prompted me to do research on generational differences with a focus on millennials.