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Business

  • Businesses give boost to reading
  • Some employers closing job sites for safety talks

    The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a number of construction trade associations are participating in a statewide Caught In/Between Accidents Safety Stand Down today, Monday.

    Participating employers will shut down their jobsites at 7 a.m. June 10 to discuss the prevention of caught/in between injuries.

  • Out to Lunch: Big Dog calling for a return to Jake's Tavern and Grill

    An Oxford dictionary, edited in 1946, describes a tavern as a public house for supply of food and drink.

    More recent editions of Webster’s dictionary expand to include whatever the proprietor wishes to advertise.

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure to Jake’s Tavern and Grill in Rockwood tells about some of the varied lunch items we and other customers enjoyed.

    Jacki Hill and her daughter, Kris, opened Jake’s in March in Shoppes at Walden Ridge, the center next door to Fowler’s Furniture and behind Goodwill Industries.

  • Jobless numbers improve in April

    Roane County’s employment front improved slightly in April, with the jobless rate at 7.8 percent, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    That’s 0.3 percent lower than in March. The county’s jobless rate was at 7.3 percent a year ago, state records indicate.

    The most recent numbers indicate that 25,220 workers in Roane County’s 27,370 labor force were employed during the month.

  • Industry Appreciation Breakfast: C.R. Barger & Sons tops, ORNL most beautiful of 2013

    C.R. Barger & Sons, a fifth-generation family company that’s operated for 60 years in Roane County, is Roane County Industrial Development Board’s 2013 Industry of the Year.

    The company received the honor during the recent Industry Appreciation Breakfast on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    The board also recognized Oak Ridge National Laboratory with the 2013 Beautification Award.

  • China New Buffet open in Rockwood

    Rockwood Industrial Board and city officials welcome China New Buffet to Rockwood with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that includes, from left, Mary Gail Gallaher, Vickie Watts, China New Buffet owners Jimmy Haung and Jessie Haung, Mayor James Watts, Rockwood City Council member Jane Long, David McLarty and Rockwood City Recorder Becky Ruppe.

    Watts also gave the Huangs a key to the city.

    The Huangs said their goal is to serve fresh and tasty food in the Mandarin style of South China.

  • Duff Subaru Stellar among dealerships

    Earl Duff Subaru, Harriman, has been recognized for excellence in customer service with the prestigious Subaru Stellar Care Award.
    The award, presented by Subaru of America Inc., honors an elite group of dealerships for exemplary customer care and relationships.
    “The Subaru Stellar Care Award is given to top-ranking Subaru dealers who deliver an exceptional ownership experience to our customers,” said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales for Subaru of America.

  • 100,000+ using Jobs4TN

    More than 108,500 job seekers have registered with Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam last May.
    More than 1 million job searches have been tallied in the year the service has been live, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    Employers and job seekers may visit https://www.jobs4TN.gov to register, post jobs and apply for jobs.

  • Bojangles’ to open Harriman site on May 20

    Bojangles’ will start serving its Southern classics, signature chicken and biscuits, and all-day breakfast items at 5:30 a.m. May 20 in Harriman.

    The more-than-3,800-square-foot restaurant at 1917 Roane State Hwy., Midtown,  will seat more than 75 guests.

    “Bojangles’ is thrilled to open Harriman’s first Bojangles’ and introduce this community to Bojangles’ unique flavors and made from scratch menu items,” said Bojangles’ Regional Vice President, Dion Firooznia.

  • Alliance representatives meet with governor

     

    A delegation from The Roane Alliance recently meeting with Gov. Bill Haslam, center right, at the Tennessee State Capitol are, front row from left, Chris Whaley, state Rep. Kent Calfee, Darrell Williams; and back row, Kathy Parks, Gail Lyke, Brenda Rowe and Teresa Jackson.