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  • 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.

  • 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.