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  • Skidmore certified financial officer

    Harriman City Clerk Angela Skidmore was among the 175 municipal finance officers recently awarded the Certified Municipal Finance Officers certificate Feb. 22 in Nashville.

    The program requirements were completed by 216 finance officers, city recorders, city managers and mayors.

    “MTAS would like to express our sincere congratulations to this class of Certified Municipal Finance Officers,” said Jim Thomas, executive director University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Good friends, good food order of day at Mama Mia’s

    When I was about 12 years old, my parents and I went to eat at my favorite cousins’ house. Both boys were older than me, like big brothers. They were Eagle Scouts, and it was fun being with them.

    Their mother, Aunt Lois Stephens, was the head cook for the schools in Livingston and an excellent cook herself. We all looked forward to eating with them. I have several of her recipes.

  • ORNL up on awake imaging

    A technology being developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory promises to provide clear images of the brains of children, the elderly and people with Parkinson's and other diseases without the use of uncomfortable or intrusive restraints.

    Awake imaging provides motion compensation reconstruction, which removes blur caused by motion and allows physicians to get a transparent picture of the brain without anesthetics that can mask conditions and alter results.

  • How Sweet It Is!
  • Leadership Roane County visits state capitol

     

    Members of Leadership Roane County visit with Gov. Bill Haslam and other state lawmakers during a recent trip to the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville. The group includes, front row from left, state Rep. Kent D. Calfee, state Sen. Ken Yager, Suzanne Horsfall, Haslam, Misty Wright, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, state Rep. Ron Travis; second row, Sarah Hooper, Kat Baker, Pam May, Jude Miller, Laura Travis; third row, Jennifer Fugate, David Morgan, Chris Ayers, Danny Wright; and back row, Teresa Duncan, Sonny Hunter, Tony Clower and Ernie Ford.

  • Call soon to make reservations for Chamber banquet

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s annual business awards banquet, set for April 19 in Whitestone Country Inn, looks to be a popular event for both sponsors and attendees.

    “The Chamber’s annual awards banquet at Whitestone has always been considered the social event of the spring,” said Chamber President Leslie Henderson, “but this year we’ve already sold more than a quarter of the tickets already — and we haven’t even sent out the invitations yet.”

  • Almost ‘Bo’ time in Harriman

     

    Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ’n Biscuits made its Harriman presence official on Wednesday by erecting its sign along Hwy. 70 in the city’s Midtown area. Construction is almost complete on Roane County’s newest franchise eatery, and job applications are available at http://goo.gl/GLtlG

  • 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.