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  • RSCC’s Harris completes economic development course

    Kim Harris, placement director with Roane State Community College, was one of 46 economic development professionals from Tennessee and other states who recently completed the seventh annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course in Nashville.

    “The interest, engagement and knowledge of the participants made this truly a unique experience,” said Erin Ketelle, course and Tennessee Certified Economic Developer director.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Save room for dessert when you visit Carter’s Restaurant

    Because we have always enjoyed the food, this is the third time I have written an “Out To Lunch” article about eating at this Ten Mile location.

    It was called the Stone Cottage Inn in my June 2008 article. I wrote about it again in Oct. 2010, when it was the Pizza Factory.

    It became Carter’s Restaurant, sometimes referred to as Carter’s Pizza Subs & Grill, in February 2011. This is the restaurant of our most recent adventure.

  • Roane jobless rate up slightly in March

    Roane County’s unemployment rate was up a bit for March, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The rate, at 8.1 percent, is 0.2 percent higher than in February. The county’s jobless rate was at 7.6 percent a year ago, state records indicate.

    The most recent numbers indicate that 25,210 workers in Roane County’s 27,430 labor force were employed during the month.

  • Clay marks 20 years at accounting firm

    Suzanne Clay recently celebrated more than 20 years of service with Daniels, Uselton and Clay, P.C., an accounting firm headquartered in Kingston.

    “We are extremely proud of Suzie’s years of service,” said Keith Uselton, president of Daniels, Uselton and Clay, P.C. “She is extremely knowledgable about financial and tax issues and is a true asset to our clients and firm.”

  • E-Response assists in reducing overpayment of Unemployment Insurance

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has an electronic separation process to help reduce overpayment of unemployment insurance.

    State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) E-Response is a website through which employers submit electronic responses to unemployment insurance information requests.

    The voluntary system was introduced in April 2012, but currently only 13% of employers are taking advantage of the system.

  • Chamber takes a break at Jake’s Tavern & Grill

    One of Roane County’s newest restaurants, Jake’s Tavern & Grill of Rockwood, celebrates its grand opening with a Roane County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.

  • Former Harriman newspaper publisher honored by college

    Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate recently dedicated The Walter T. and Julia Pulliam Historic Newspaper Collection and unveiled a special exhibit featuring some of the most prized pieces of the collection.

    An archives room at the college was also named in honor of Pulliam, retired Harriman newspaper publisher, and his wife, Julia.

    Pulliam was publisher and editor of The Harriman Record and Today’s News. He is also author of “Harriman: The Town That Temperance Built.”

  • Out to Lunch: Gourmét and Southern goodness meet at Bistro at Bijou

    My wife, Carol, and I both worked on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville while I attended the University of Tennessee in the late 1950s. We always enjoy “stepping back to the past” in this historic area and reviving pleasant memories.

    We visited the historic Bijou Theater last year with our longtime Knoxville furniture friends, Mickey and Jerry Pease.  Still laughing after the performance of “Menopause the Musical,” we decided to go back another day to eat at Bistro at the Bijou.

  • Cowell, Foust, Rivers, Lyke, Meza honored

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce presented its prestigious annual business awards for 2013 before a crowd of community and business leaders attending the Chamber’s 67th annual banquet at Whitestone Country Inn on April 19.

    Honorees this year include Rose Meza of Harriman Care and Rehabilitation, Chamber Ambassador of the Year; Foust Family Fitness, Business of the Year; Brantley Rivers of Acme Brick and Block, Paul E. Goldberg Young Professional Award; and Gail Lyke of First Bank of Tennessee, Roane Chamber Woman of the Year.

  • Jobless front better in Feb.

    Roane County’s unemployment rate fell in February, but it was narrowly higher than in 2012, statistics from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show.
    The rate, at 7.9 percent, is 0.2 percent lower than in January. Last February, the county’s jobless rate was at 7.8 percent, state records indicate.
    The most recent numbers indicate that 25,120 workers in Roane County’s 27,290 labor force were employed during the month.