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  • Give these therapists a hand

    RMC Patricia Neal Outpatient Centers in Roane County are proud to offer advanced rehabilitation and therapy services to patients suffering vestibular disorders, neck or spine injuries and acute hand pain.

    Certified therapists at RMC Patricia Neal offer advanced clinical practice in vestibular therapy, McKenzie spine therapy and hand therapy.

  • Roane, state jobless rates up in June

    Roane County’s unemployment rate was up just shy of a point in June, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate the county’s rate for the month was 8.2 percent, an increase of 0.8 over May’s 7.4 percent.

    That means 26,090 workers in the county’s 28,430 labor force were employed during June.

    Though on the rise, the county rate in June 2011 was lower, at 8.8 percent, state statistics show.

  • Gov’t contracting seminar series to start in August

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the city of Knoxville-Equal Business Opportunity Program presenting three advanced government contracting seminars starting in August.

    The first workshop, on Aug. 28-29, will be “Proposal Preparation and Government Contract Negotiations.”

    A Sept. 26 seminar focuses on “Governmental Price Proposal Basics.”

  • Working to bring jobs to Roane County

     

    Construction of a $40 million 40,000 square foot Volkswagen plant in East Roane County continues on schedule. The facility is expected to employ at least 45 people. The plant will be a distribution center for auto parts for the Passat, which is made at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.
     

  • Kelly heading DOE’s office in Oak Ridge

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science late last week named Larry Kelly the new manager of the Oak Ridge Office.

    Kelly most recently was acting manager in Oak Ridge and has been acting deputy manager and assistant manager for Environment, Safety and Health.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Yum Yum appropriately named for its good food

    Yum Yum Chinese Restaurant at 1039 Roane St. (Hwy. 27) in Harriman has been on my prospect list of “Out to Lunch” places to visit for some time.

    I moved the trip to the tope of the list when I saw in the Roane County News that Yum Yum was selected as the 2012 Readers Choice for Best Chinese Food.

    Knowing that Earl Duff Subaru was just across Roane Street from Yum Yum, I asked Tim Duff as we left Kingston First Baptist Church one Sunday morning when he and his dad, Earl, could meet me at Yum Yum for lunch.

  • May now tourism, marketing director

    The Roane Alliance has promoted Pam May to director of tourism and marketing.

    “Pam has done a great job as manager of tourism and marketing since she came to the Alliance four years ago,” Alliance President and CEO Leslie Henderson said. “She not only has grown considerably in her knowledge of tourism development and marketing, but she has also taken on many leadership roles within the Team Alliance. To say she is a key player on our team is an understatement.”

  • Help preserve health care history

    Roane Medical Center continues to seek community input regarding items that should be included in the time capsule that will be installed in the new medical center in Midtown.

    “We really want to make sure we include items that capture the history of Roane Medical Center, as well as the history of health care in our community,” said Gaye Jolly, president and chief administrative officer of the Harriman-based Roane Medical Center.

  • Rockwood Sonic a semifinalist in Dr Pepper Games

    After months of competing against more than 2,500 fellow Sonic Drive-ins across the country, the Rockwood Sonic Drive-In at 1324 N. Gateway Ave. is one of 48 remaining teams in the Dr Pepper Sonic Games.

    The games are a Sonic crewmember competition culminating with a national finals in San Antonio this September.

    The Rockwood drive-in is just one round away from becoming one of 12 finalists and earning an all-expense-paid trip to San Antonio for the finals competition.

  • Harriman’s Pass accepts co-op with Bridgestone plant

    James Houston Pass, a Tennessee Technological University student from Harriman, has been selected for a 14-month cooperative education, or a co-op assignment, with Bridgestone Americas Inc. in Morrison, Tenn.

    On an assignment that began in June, Pass works with other mechanical engineers to plan a plant layout as Bridgestone under goes a multi-million dollar expansion.