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  • Y-12 workers help put donation to Harriman food bank on the move

    Those who work for Y‑12 National Security Complex have a reputation of going above and beyond the call of duty in their communities.

    Recently, several Y‑12 employees did just that when they helped co-worker Junior Hendrickson of Logistics fill the need of a community food bank.

  • Out to Lunch: Duke approved and free cookies only two of Annabell’s pluses

    “I’ve got a restaurant you need to visit and write about,” my friend Bo Carey said on my recent visit to his furniture store.

    Bo is owner of Greer’s Furniture in Loudon, and a vice president of the furniture buying group that I head up.

    So we headed out his front door with my son, Buddy, who travels the South as a furniture manufacturers salesman, and walked across the street to Annabell’s Café and Market.

  • Roane Alliance volunteers make a difference

    The Roane Alliance benefits from those who volunteer in its programs.

    They honored those individuals recently with a barbecue cookout.

    Two of those volunteers made a huge difference to Allen Lutz, education & workforce development specialist.

    One of those is Kim Tharp, who volunteers at festivals and other events.

    “She is one of those individuals who takes initiative. She steps up and takes charge,” said Lutz.

  • J. Neal Jewelry a new name for a familiar Harriman business

    Ernie Neal has been doing jewelry repair for 28  years.

    “I was a former Marine. I got out and trained under the GI bill with my uncle,” said Neal.

    He is a third-generation jeweler, with the tradition starting with his grandfather.

    He started out as a boilermaker, which he said was feast or famine — mostly famine.

    “This just seemed the most lucrative easy way to make a living,” he said.

  • Laxton, Tapp promoted at Fairfield Glade

    Roane County’s Charles Laxton and Baron Tapp have been promoted in their jobs with Fairfield Glade Public Safety.

    Laxton was promoted from sergeant to the rank of lieutenant.

    Tapp, formerly an officer, is now midnight sergeant.

    Both are former law-enforcement officers whose beats were in the Roane County area.

    Laxton began his law enforcement career in 1974, serving in Harriman, Roane and surrounding counties.

    He joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 1984 and served in many capacities during his career.

  • 40 classes offered at TOSHA Safety Fest

    More than 40 free classes, seminars and demonstrations will be available during the fourth annual Safety Fest TN.

    The event will be from Sept. 14-18 in Oak Ridge.

    It is a cooperative effort of Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership.

    Visit www.safetyfesttn.org to register or for more information about the upcoming five-day event.

  • Out to Lunch: Shazam! Food at Scramblez worth the drive

    I’m always looking for different place to go “Out to Lunch.”

    When I heard about a Spring City restaurant called Scramblez, I didn’t know what to expect.

    It is open only from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

    Is it a breakfast place featuring varieties of omelets and egg presentations?

    Maybe it’s a burger joint or a sandwich shop? Or a soup and salad specialty tearoom?

    It’s all of that and more.

  • BOB’S BURGERS IS BACK

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    One of Roane County’s more popular burger joints was closed only for a short while.

    Amanda McCarty recently reopened the Midtown eatery with more tasty treats than ever.

    “I have 17 different flavors of sandwiches and burgers on the menu,” she said.

    “I serve breakfast all day. Everything is made homemade and from scratch except for french fries and corn nuggets.”

    McCarty has had great feedback from the public.

  • Packard’s a game changer in Kingston

    Packard’s in Kingston opened June 6, providing a new source for games and movies in Kingston.

    The original Packard’s opened in Oak Ridge by John Packard and his family and reopened under an investment group in July 2014.

    “We just thought Kingston was a nice spot and far enough away from our Oak Ridge store for there to be a need for it,” he said. “There are other locations in the works, but we can’t say for sure where they are going to be yet until it is time for them to open.”

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