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  • 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.

  • Jobless benefits OK'd for military spouses

    Tennessee has changed unemployment laws that allow a spouse of military personnel facing a military transfer to collect unemployment benefits if they quit their job.

    In most cases, voluntarily quitting a job makes an applicant ineligible for unemployment benefits.

    “This expansion of eligibility for unemployment is the right thing to do in supporting Tennessee’s military families whom are often affected by military transfers,” said Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Karla Davis.

  • Home on the market? There may be some tax breaks for you

    The Internal Revenue Service has some important information for those who have sold or are about to sell their home.

    Homeowners who have a gain from the sale of your main
    home may be able to exclude all or part of that gain from their income.

    Here are some tips from the IRS to keep in mind when selling a home.

    In general, a homeowner is eligible to exclude the gain from income if he owned and used the home as a main residence for two of the five years prior to the date of its sale.

  • Don’t let business startup tax you

    The IRS has some basic federal tax information and matters of consideration for individuals planning to open a business. They include:
    • Type of business. The most common types of businesses are sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, S corporation and limited liability company. The type of business determines which tax forms to file.
    • Types of taxes. The four general types of business taxes are income, self-employment, employment and excise tax.