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  • New clinic opening on Devonia Street

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Harriman’s Devonia Street was once bustling with health-care providers who wanted their practices close to the hospital.

    That all changed when Covenant Health built a new facility for Roane Medical Center. While others abandoned offices to again be near the hospital, a pair of Harriman women are taking advantage of one of the empty buildings to realize a longtime dream.

  • Maker Space Incubator’s latest add-on

    The Cumberland Business Incubator on Roane State Community College’s Cumberland County campus will have a grand opening for its new Maker Space from 10 a.m. to noon CDT April 8.

    The campus and Incubator are at 2569 Cook Road, Crossville.

    A Maker Space provides the equipment and tools entrepreneurs need to develop prototype products.

    The incubator received a $50,000 prize last fall to create the space. The prize was awarded through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund competition.

  • Out to Lunch: Simply Sweet Bakery a dandy way to spend a lunch hour

    The name – Simply Sweet Bakery – doesn’t sound like a place I would normally go to write an “Out To Lunch” article.

    Several folks have told me recently they enjoyed eating sandwiches, soups and salads (in addition to bakery items) at Simply Sweet Bakery’s new location in Harriman.

    Owners Mike Borman and Brad Jones moved their bakery-eatery to the 431 N. Roane St. last November. The previous location was in Rockwood’s Gateway Center, near the driver’s license office.

  • Businesses urged to go purple to fight cancer

    The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Roane County is offering an opportunity for businesses and communities to show their awareness and support in the fight against cancer.

    The community is urged to Paint the Town Purple on April 6-10 by decorating businesses purple, including putting up purple-themed displays in storefronts, swapping out white bulbs for purple bulbs, or selecting a day for everyone to wear purple at work or school.

    Businesses can also ask for donations for purple items sold in their stores.

  • Huge drop in unemployment in Roane, state

    What goes up must come down.

    Unemployment rates that took drastic jumps in January took big dips in February, according to the numbers released late last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Roane County’s unemployment rate fell by 0.8 percent to reflect a jobless rate of 7.2 percent in February.

    That means 21,200 workers in the county’s 22,830 labor force were employed during the month.

  • Copeland’s of Kingston in new book

    Copeland’s of Kingston is one of more than 125 restaurants throughout the state that has been chosen for “Tennessee Back Road Restaurant Recipes,” the third in a series by Anita Musgrove.

    Owner Jeremy Copeland shared his recipe for bacon-stuffed mushrooms to be included in the third of the State Back Roads Restaurants cookbook series.

    “Tennessee Back Road Restaurant Recipes” is a cookbook and restaurant guide featuring every-

    thing from restaurant

    signature recipes to fam-

    ily favorite recipes the

  • Roane schools eligible for UCOR grants

    URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, known as UCOR, is accepting proposals from area schools for educational grants with a specific goal of enabling new instructional methods in science, technology, engineering and math.

    UCOR Education Mini-Grants will be awarded directly to teachers and schools for specific projects.

    Schools in Roane, Anderson, Loudon, Knox and Morgan counties are eligible to submit proposals.

  • TVA partners with Midway, Dyllis Springs
  • OUT to LUNCH: No more flu, no more ice, and a revisit to New China Palace

    I hope that some previous readers have noticed the absence of my “Out to Lunch” articles in the Roane County News since the first of the year.
    Although my wife, Carol, and I had flu shots, we got a new version of the flu after Christmas.
    For a few weeks, we didn’t care if the sun shined. I also lost my appetite for a long time after surviving the flu bug.
    Then snow and ice prevented us from driving in and out of our house on top of Midtown Heights. No mail or newspapers for several days a couple of times.

  • Unemployment rate takes big jump

    Roane County’s unemployment rate increased by 1.1 percent in January, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The county’s jobless rate for January was 8.0 percent, state statistics show.

    That means 20,920 workers in the county’s 22,740 labor force were employed during the month.

    The increase was a big blow to county statistics, which had been reflecting decreases over the past few months, both on a monthly basis and from figures reported a year ago.