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  • Crete Roane’s top 2015 industry

    Crete Carrier Corp. has been recognized as Roane County’s 2015 Industry of the Year.

    The award is given annually by the Roane County Industrial Development Board, which also presented Sound Aviation its 2015 Roane Beautification Award.

    Industry of the Year is presented to an industry for providing outstanding leadership in Roane County.

    Crete Carrier Corp., one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the country, is in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park in East Roane County.

  • Treadway a Star at Victorian Square

    Rose Treadway was recently named Victorian Square Assisted Living’s Quarterly Star.

    Treadway has been employed with the Rockwood facility since June 2010.

    “She has proven to be a dedicated and talented employee within the Dietary Department,” said Saundra Bandy, Victorian Square spokeswoman.

    Bandy said Treadway was recognized by her co-workers for this honor for her fun-loving nature, exceeding expectations and working in cooperation with other departments.

  • Gov’t contract strategies to be workshop topic

    A free workshop on government contracts will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    It will cover challenges and potential pitfalls, as well as help companies navigate and leverage strategic alliances to rely on them more effectively to win government contracts.

    Contact 865-483-2668 or jbangs@tsbdc.org, or visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc to register.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Food’s mad delicious at Euchee Marina’s Mad Moose Grille

    “You’ve got a new restaurant to write about at Euchee Marina,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody told me at a recent gathering.

    “I believe it’s called The Mad Moose Grille.”

    This attractive location at Euchee Marina has been the home of four of my previous “Out to Lunch” adventures.

    It offers a unique setting, with 180-degree views of beautiful Watts Bar Lake, from the indoor dining room and outdoor patio seating.

  • Out to Lunch: Not Watson’s conjures memories, and the food’s awesome

    It’s been a couple years since my wife, Carol, and I had an “Out to Lunch” adventure in Downtown Knoxville (Old City) and historic Market Square.

    On our latest adventure, our South Knoxville furniture friends, Mickey and Jerry Pease, met us at Not Watson’s Kitchen + Bar, 15 Market Square. They have been on several of our “Out To Lunch” adventures.

    All of us remember visiting Watson Department Store, particularly the “bargain basement,” in the late ’50s and ’60s.

  • Rockwood officials honor Cliftons, McCrearys

    Rockwood celebrated two businesses recently by honoring the commitment the owners made to the community.

    David Clifton, formerly of David Clifton Chevrolet, and his family, including wife Pat, were touched by the recognition at the start of last week’s Rockwood City Council meeting.

    “It has truly been an honor to represent General Motors for the city of Rockwood all these years,” David Clifton said.

    Also recognized were Steve and Earl McCreary, who owned McCreary Auto Parts, or the Rockwood NAPA.

  • Diversity topic for employers

    Corporations spend billions of dollars to attract and manage diversity.

    Roane County Employers Association will delve into the topic during its July 14 meeting.

    Jennifer Henry, president of the Oak Ridge Human Resources Association, will discuss “Diversity: Strength Lies in Differences, Not in Similarities” during the meeting from noon to 1 p.m.

    The meeting will be in the ground floor cafeteria of the Dunbar Building on the main campus of Roane State Community College between Harriman and Rockwood.

  • Out to Lunch: No. 200 calls for a special visit to Miss Lilly’s Café

    It’s hard to believe this is my 200th “Out to Lunch” article.

    The first, on Junior’s Restaurant in Rockwood, was published on March 17, 2008.

    We invited longtime Kingston friends, Cliff and Sue Nunley, to join us on this special adventure to the “quiet side of the Smokies.”

    The Nunleys have hiked most of the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains and spent a few nights in Mount Leconte Lodge. We knew they would be good guides, and probably had eaten at several places in Townsend.

  • CLIFTONS HIT THE FRONTIER

    Casey’s Frontier is now the new face of David Clifton Chevrolet.

    They took over the dealership in May.

    “The biggest thing we are bringing to Rockwood is cars,” said Jim Sibley, general manager for Casey’s Frontier.

    Sibley said they’ve increased inventory on new and used vehicles, and hope customers stay in Roane County “and spend their money in the town and keep the tax dollars in the county.”

    “Our main thing is trying to breathe new life into the community,” said Sibley.

  • Tourism director honored

    Pam May, The Roane Alliance’s director of tourism, is the 2015 recipient of the Chuck Davis Tourism Award.

    The award is given by the Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council. It was presented during the 49th annual awards banquet for the East Tennessee Development District and East Tennessee Human Resource Agency.