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Business

  • Leadership Roane County Class of 2013

    Leadership Roane County recently announced members of its class of 2013.

  • Barger new to RSCC Foundation

    Roane County business leader Eric Barger is the newest member of the board of directors for the Roane State Community College Foundation.

    Barger is vice president of C.R. Barger & Sons Inc., a Roane County company founded in the early 1960s by his grandparents, C.R. and Mary Barger.

    A 1994 Harriman High School graduate, Barger completed his associate’s degree at Roane State in 1997 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

  • Barger new to RSCC Foundation

    Roane County business leader Eric Barger is the newest member of the board of directors for the Roane State Community College Foundation.

    Barger is vice president of C.R. Barger & Sons Inc., a Roane County company founded in the early 1960s by his grandparents, C.R. and Mary Barger.

    A 1994 Harriman High School graduate, Barger completed his associate’s degree at Roane State in 1997 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

  • Enrichment credit union kicking off Gloves of Love

     Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch will soon begin collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County through its annual Gloves of Love campaign.

    Many children go to school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the credit union aims to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year.

  • Christmas lighting among Gala offerings

    Auction items are pouring in, and the rumor is that Men in Black, James Bond and many of the Bond girls will be attending the 2012 Roane Alliance Gala: Mission Possible.

    “This year’s theme is a celebration of the year’s successes,” said Leslie Henderson, president/CEO of The Roane Alliance.

    “We see our 2012 Gala as a chance to enjoy those successes — from our new Volkswagen plant to our new hospital and all the new retail in between.”

  • Roane jobless rate down to 7.1% in Sept.

    Statistics released late last week indicate things are looking up on the employment front both in the area and across the country.

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports Roane County’s unemployment rate for September continued to decrease.

    The rate, at 7.1 percent, is 0.7 percent lower than in August. It’s considerably lower than in September 2011, when the county recorded a jobless rate of 8 percent.

  • Kingston Gold Buyers now open

    Kingston Gold Buyers LLC is now open at 207 E. Race St.

    “We are a locally owned gold and silver buyer and case knife retailer,” said owner Bobby Cox, who serves as buyer with Max Cronan.

    “We specialize in gold, silver, jewelry or coins, also sterling flatware,” Cox added.

    Pepper spray is also available for sale.

    Cox said offering different brands of knives and collectible coins are avenues he’s eyeing for future expansion.

  • Opening celebration for Hair & Body Image

     

    Hair & Body Image Salon of Kingston recently had a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration. Taking part in the festivities are, from left, Stephanie Ferguson, state Sen. Ken Yager, Kent Calfee, Ann Green, Kenyon Mee, Michelle Love, Amanda Monroe, Mayor Troy Beets, Stephanie Cofer, Nikki Conley, Tammy Love, Nikki Bradley, Janice Coker, Jan Treadway, Rose Meza, Kim Harris, Phillip Kelly and Judy Garrell. The salon is at 321 E. Race St. Call 376-0017 for details.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Let’s be frank: You’ll eat like a bow-wow at Double Dogs

    I’ve often mentioned my fondness of hot dogs. So when friends in Knoxville mentioned Double Dogs on Hardin Valley Road, it immediately stimulated my taste buds for a hot dog.

    Computer research told me the place is named for actual canines — Bo, a yellow Lab, and Chancey, a black Lab — but it didn’t affect my desire for a visit.

    Try www.doubledogs.com or call 865-470-4447, for more information and history.

  • Owner buzzed about new electrical repair enterprise in Roane County

    Memphis native Joseph Dickerson says he can fix any wiring problem thrown at him. In fact, he calls himself a wiring guru.

    Dickerson recently opened J.D. Automotive, Marine and Equipment Electrical System Specialists in Roane County.

    The new business is located on Hwy. 70 near the intersection with Patton Lane.

    “I do the mechanical work that comes with solving a problem, but electrical is my specialty,” said Dickerson.