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  • Senator to kick off TVC Summit

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be the keynote speaker the first day of the 2013 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit in Oak Ridge.

    The 2013 TVC Summit on May 29-30 will focus on energy, advanced manufacturing, workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurism.

    Alexander, R-Tennessee, is expected to update a major energy address he made at the 2009 summit in Oak Ridge.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Be sure to call ahead for something special at Perkadeli’s

    Have you ever driven by a restaurant on a busy highway and thought, “Wonder if that would be a good place to eat?”

    When talking with folks for my “Out To Lunch” articles, I always ask if they have other lunch places to recommend.

    Linda Coker lives in Oliver Springs, and while we were having lunch at a restaurant there, she said, “Have you ever tried Perkadeli’s in Clinton?”

  • OUT to LUNCH: Gibson Girls a great place to celebrate a 92nd birthday

    This recent “Out to Lunch” adventure was a celebration of the 92nd birthday of Marjorie Hicks, formerly of Rockwood and now living at Jamestowne Assisted Living in Kingston.

    Her appearance and personality makes it hard to believe she is not in her 70s.

    She moved to Rockwood when she was 7 years old. Her father, Dave Smith, moved his family from Florida to be a pharmacist at George’s Drug Store, which he later owned.

    Her late husband, Rockwood native Dr. Robert Hicks, was a well-known Rockwood physician for many years.

  • Annual Chamber awards banquet slated April 19

    The annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce banquet, now in its 67th year and considered by many the spring social event for Roane County business and community leaders, will begin at 6 p.m. April 19 in Whitestone Country Inn.

    The banquet includes presentation of the prestigious Business of the Year, Distinguished Service Award, Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award and Roane Chamber Woman of the Year Award.

    The festivities begin with a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a four-course meal.

  • TVA Employees Credit Union going up

     

    Creative Structures Inc. workers lay brick at the Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union in Midtown. The facility near Pinnacle Pointe shopping center at Interstate 40 and Hwy. 70 has come along quickly after the ground breaking last fall.
     

  • Cold weather no match for hot Bojangles chicken

     

    Cold temperatures aren’t preventing Roane Countians from getting a taste of the famous Bojangles chicken and biscuits. Knoxville’s Richard Turner Construction had workers on site last week working on the building on Hwy. 70 in Harriman’s Midtown area. Things appear to be shaping up nicely at the construction site, where the walls are up and giving motorists an idea of how the restaurant will look.

  • TVA donates $5,000 to Full Metal Jackets

    TVA recently donated $5,000 to Full Metal Jackets, the robotics team at Roane County High School in Kingston.

    The donation, said adviser Cynthia Holmes, goes a long way toward enabling the team to take part in the Smoky Mountain Regional competition March 28-30 in Knoxville Convention Center.

    “Our team would not have had enough money to enter” without the substantial donation, Holmes said.

  • Miller certified sports doctor

    Dr. Jude Miller has obtained a post-doctorate designation of Board-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

    The certification required Miller to obtain a master’s degree in sport science and sports rehabilitation.
    He was also required to attend multiple postgraduate courses relating to sports and athletic care.

    Following completion of these requirements, Miller passed a comprehensive written examination.

  • Nail tops at TVA

    The TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Maintenance Professional Recognition Team recently recognized R.E. Nail of Kingston as 2012 Watts Bar Nuclear Maintenance Professional of the Year.

    Nail is a senior instrument mechanic foreman at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant with 30 years of service.

    He was honored with a banquet in the Franklin Marriott Hotel last month.

    “R.E. is known for his professionalism, integrity, and strong work ethic while maintaining Safety as a top priority,” said Jennifer Whitton of TVA.

  • Using separation notices beneficial to employers

    Few employers in Tennessee are in compliance with a state rule requiring them to issue separation notices to all workers who become separated from their jobs for any reason, a report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development revealed.

    Workers should expect to receive the notices within 24 hours, said Tennessee Labor Commissioner Karla Davis.

    The notices, she said, are often needed when applying for services like unemployment benefits and food stamps.