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  • Education Matters!

    The Roane Alliance’s Education Matters! initiative has been recognized by the state and Aligning Education and Business for a Better Tennessee conference as a best practice to help improve students’ access to postsecondary education and careers.

  • Sisco opens Kingston dental practice

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently celebrated the opening of a new dental clinic in Roane County.
    State Sen. Ken Yager, state Rep. Kent Calfee and Kenyon Mee of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce joined members of the business community who helped mark the opening of Sisco Family Dentistry, a new comprehensive family dental clinic in Kingston.

    “My family and I are excited to be a part of the Roane County community,” said Dr. Travis Sisco, owner of Sisco Family Dentistry.

  • Different dial-up at new hospital

    Effective Feb. 17, Roane Medical Center’s phone numbers will change as part of the move to the new medical center campus in Midtown.

    The new numbers will be part of the dial scheme for the Covenant Health system, of which Roane Medical Center is a member.

    The Covenant Health five-digit dial plan is implemented across the system.

    This feature helps to decrease long-distance costs system-wide and allows facilities the ability to five-digit dial each other.

  • Food City applauds volunteers

    Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs recently recognized employees through the supermarket chain’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.

    Teresa Biles of the Harriman store was honored for her work with New Life Apostolic Church, the American Red Cross and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    The Kingston store applauded Christian Noe for work with Coalfield Volunteer Fire Department.

  • OUT to LUNCH: It’s been a delicious year for ‘Out to Lunch’ meanderings

    I wrote my first “Out to Lunch” article on Junior’s Restaurant of Rockwood in March 2008. I had meant to do highlights of some of each year’s unique adventures in January of the next year.

    Today is my first highlight. It’s five years later, and this is February. It covers some enjoyable articles you might have missed in 2012. I invite you to email me at postonplace@bellsouth.net for more info on any of the following adventures.

  • Food City Races Against Hunger
  • Tax returns to be processed starting Jan. 30

    Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the Internal Revenue Service plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.

    The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems.

  • Workshop to help with starting up a new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • Federal jobless benefits continue through end of ’13

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act, which became law last week, extends the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program through Jan. 1, 2014.

    The federal benefits were slated to expire at the end of 2012 with claimants receiving their last payment the first week of January.

    The benefits, or EUC08, is a federally funded program providing unemployment benefits to about 30,000 Tennesseans who have exhausted the first 26 weeks of state benefits (maximum).

  • VECustomers Share gives to Roane agencies

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program recently awarded $3,000 in grants to Roane County agencies.

    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $4.3 million to various community-service organizations.

    Roane County groups receiving recent grants include Operation REACH, $2,000; Midway High School’s Spanish Club, $500; John Knox Center, $250; and Midway High School Clothes Closet, $250.