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  • Fourth year of U.S. Bank support

     

  • Don’t fall behind on filing your taxes

    The failure to file a federal tax return can be costly.

    The IRS recommends that taxpayers file their return as soon as possible and offers help, even with late returns. Some things to consider:

    • Penalties and interest. A delay in filing may result in a late filing penalty, as well as a late payment penalty and interest charges. The longer the delay, the more these charges grow.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Special food, special experience at Golden Girls

    Clinton’s Golden Girls Restaurant has been on our prospective list of “Out to Lunch” adventures for some time. We’ve eaten there several times in the past few years.

    “I’d like to go to Golden Girls today,” my wife, Carol, said as we reviewed the list, “We haven’t been there in a long time.”

    Golden Girls is at 2211 N. Charles Seviers Blvd. (Hwy. 61) near the Interstate 75 exchange, and next door to Arby’s.

  • Jobless rate rises slightly in December

    Roane County’s 7.4 percent December unemployment rate may be slightly higher than reported last month, but it’s still lower than it was during the same period in 2010, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate the most recent posting is up 0.1 percent over November’s rate.

    That means 26,080 workers in the county’s 28,160 labor force were employed in December.

  • Greenhouse paving its way
  • Participants in Roane State program offered chance for ORNL internship

    Austin Dickson of Farragut understood the educational benefits of Roane State Community College’s Advanced Materials Training and Education Center when he signed up for the courses.

    He wanted to learn new skills and broaden his résumé, and the AMTEC program’s classes — including Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety certification and computer skills — fit his goals.

  • Phipps tops at MMC for Jan.

    Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge recently named Teresa Mayton Phipps of Harriman as January’s MMCer of the Month.

    Phipps is a registered echocardiographer in the cardiodiagnostics department. She performs ultrasound imaging of the heart and assists cardiologists in conducting transesophageal echos and stress echos.

    She is “wonderful with patients, always putting their best interest first,” said Shelia Doughty, manager of the hospital’s cardiodiognistics.

  • AT&T retailer in Harriman now part of NewWave

    The AT&T Authorized Retailer in Pinnacle Pointe shopping center at 1828 Roane State Hwy., Harriman, is among the stores included in a merger between Thompson Wireless and We’re Wireless.

    The new company, NewWave Link, is one of the largest groups of AT&T Authorized Retailers in the U.S., with more than 80 locations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas and Virginia.

    Thompson Wireless was founded in 1993 and headquartered in Hernando, Miss. We’re Wireless was founded in 1990 with headquarters in Jackson.

  • New Roane Medical Center shaping up
  • Roane area Food City stores applaud workers’ volunteerism

    Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs recently recognized employees through the supermarket chain’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.

    Cory Hines of the Harriman store was honored for his work with the Harriman Fire Department and Roane County Rescue Squad.

    The Kingston store applauded Cory Frye for his work with the Lenoir City Youth Football Organization.
    Megan Webster, an associate at the Oliver Springs store, was honored for her work with the Oliver Springs Historical Society.