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Business

  • Alfords flip ‘Best of Roane’ Bob's Burgers for quarter of a century

    Bob Alford never envisioned himself in the restaurant business, let alone the owner of a burger joint serving Roane Countians for a quarter of a century.

    Bob’s Burgers, which he and his wife Debbie operate in Midtown, celebrated its historic 25-year anniversary earlier this year.

  • Eskridge 1st grant recipient

    Joseph Eskridge of Harriman is the first of six Roane County residents to receive an entrepreneurial grant to start a new business.

    Eskridge’s $1,000 grant will enable him to work toward opening a recording studio and eventually a radio station.

    The grant was presented by Mel Clemmons during a Roane County entrepreneur workshop and motivational seminar at the Princess Theatre in Harriman.

    Clemmons led the free workshop and launched his Superheroes Foundation, which is giving out the six business grants.

  • Class to help you get cooking

    Individuals who use a domestic kitchen to prepare, manufacture and sell food to the public can ensure their facilities meet Tennessee Department of Agriculture regulations through one of two upcoming courses presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Food Science and Technology and UT Extension.

    UT will present Domestic Kitchen: Tennessee Food Safety Certification in Knoxville this fall.

  • Unemployment premiums down for first time in three years

    Tennessee employers will pay unemployment insurance premiums at a lower rate for the first time in more than three years.

    Unemployment insurance premium rates for state employers decreased because the balance of Tennessee’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund on June 30 was more than $568 million, triggering new premium rates.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Bush’s proves it knows beans about good food

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure is filled with scenic countryside travel, a museum visit, educational films, shopping at an “old time” general store and, of course, outstanding food.

    You might even enjoy getting to know more about TV personality Duke the dog, famous for being denied his attempts to sell the secret family recipe for Bush’s Baked Beans.

  • Love means living healthy

    The latest store to open under the cheerful red awning on Rockwood’s South Front Avenue carries an array of products for health and well being.

    Ross and Linda Cole, of Cole's Health Essentials at 119 S. Front Ave., have a variety of health foods and other products. They range from gluten-free foods, protein and energy bars, vitamins and minerals to soy candles.

    The focus is particularly on alternative medicine.  

  • Food City company gets kudos from state

    K-VA-T Food Stores, parent company of Food City, is the recipient of one of Tennessee’s 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The Abington, Va.-based company, which operates Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs, was cited for Excellence in Sustainable Performances.

    The Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards program recognizes exceptional voluntary actions that improve or protect the environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives not required by law or regulation.

  • Ellis Surplus, Salvage now open in Harriman

     

  • Technology park goes platinum: First DOE site to receive prestigious federal honor

    East Tennessee Technology Park has become the first U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management site to receive the Federal Electronics Challenge platinum award.

    The Federal Electronics Challenge is a partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to purchase greener electronic products, reduce impacts of electronic products during use, and manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.

    Federal agencies and facilities participate as partners in the program.

  • Employees may have help getting law degree

    Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law will award $5,000 scholarships to qualified applicants employed in certain sectors.

    Those eligible for the scholarships include Tennessee Department of Children’s Services employees, law enforcement officers, municipal employees or present or former members of the military, including the National Guard.