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  • 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.

  • Ten Mile’s safe letter carriers

     

    U.S. Postal Service rural letter carriers at the Ten Mile post office who recently received National Safety Council Safe Driver Awards for their commitment to safety and defensive driving are, from left, Kathy Lawson, Scott Klecha, Tresa Lee, Barb Evans and officer in charge Shirley Goolesby. The honored letter carriers represent a combined 53 years of accident-free driving while serving the Postal Service and their customers. Evans also received a commendation for her service and dedication throughout her career, which began in 1984.

  • Miles among employees promoted at Citizens Bank

    Cassandra Miles, a former teller at Citizens National Bank’s Kingston office, has been promoted to banking officer at the Oak Ridge office.

    Miles’ promotion was among those recently announced by Citizens National Bank President Jack B. Allen.

    Miles has been with Citizens National Bank for nine years and was a teller at the Kingston office for eight and a half years before transferring to the Oak Ridge branch.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Excellent food, scenery will draw you to Caramella

    If you were in the area in 1960, you may remember seeing Larry and Tway Oran building a small concrete structure at the entrance of Kingston City Park, next door to the white, two-story Oran family home.

    Their mother operated Lakeside Grill in the building for a short time. Over the years, several other businesses have occupied the building, most recently the Blue Moon café.

    In February 2011, Hungarian chef Andras Bartha began adding the foundation for a sidewalk bistro to the building.

  • Chamber means business in ’12 drive

    September brings to mind the smell of fresh-cut football fields and the excitement of team spirit.
    In keeping with that spirit, Roane County Chamber of Commerce officials are making plans to kick off the “We Mean Business” annual membership drive for 2012.

    “This will definitely be a fun time for existing Chamber members to call on new ones and to network and compete with their Chamber counterparts,” said Darrell Williams, vice president of business development. “So, don’t fumble the opportunity to become a part of it.”