• Ridgeview opening outpatient clinic

    Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services is expanding its services to Roane County with the opening of a new outpatient clinic at 307 Devonia St., Harriman.

    The clinic is adjacent to Ridgeview’s Louise Singleton Center at 221 Devonia St.

    “The Harriman clinic also offers same day accessibility to mental-health care with its walk-in clinic,” said Outpatient Facility Director Traci Golbach.

  • Out to Lunch: Hot dog! Grab a frankfurter and ice cream at D&B’s

    “This Saturday, I’m going to have one of those hot dogs that I told you about,” said my former classmate, Jan Harlan, as we were leaving a recent Oak Ridge High School 60th reunion meeting.

    In grade school there were only two houses on the street between my house and Jan’s.

    Readers of my previous articles will understand when I shout, “Hot dog!” That’s because I’ve often written about my fondness of hot dogs.

    I called Jan the next day to ask if my wife, Carol, and I could join her.

  • Tennessee a Gold Shovel state in job creation, investment

    Tennessee is ranked among the best states in economic development by Area Development, a publication focused on site selection and facility planning.

    Tennessee received one of the magazine’s 2015 Gold Shovel Awards in recognition of 2014 projects which created a significant number of high-value-added new jobs as well as investments.

  • Master Donuts opening in Harriman

    The latest in sweet doughy confections will be open in Harriman in the coming weeks.

    Master Donuts will offer a variety of doughnuts and other treats when it opens its doors on Roane Street.

    “We love to make doughnuts, said Sophak Sopheap. “That is why we are here.”

    Harriman is the latest East Tennessee presence for Master Donuts. The Clinton shop opened in December. Another shop is in LaFollette.

    “We are planning to open one more in Lenoir City in July,” Sopheap added.

  • Hook up with right employer at job fair

    Nine more companies have committed to participating in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s job fair on June


    The event, aimed at recruiting employees for area businesses and industries, will be from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Roane State Exposition Center.

    The center is at 276 Patton Lane, on the main campus of Roane State Community College between Harriman and Rockwood.

    “We are here to provide a service to our community – job seekers and employers,” said Allen Lutz, education

  • More Tennesseans employed in April

    More Tennesseans had jobs in April, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Roane County was among the state’s 94 counties that saw improvements over the month.

    The county’s unemployment rate for April was down by 0.6 percent, reflecting a jobless rate of 6.1 overall.

    That means 21,900 workers in the county’s 22,320 labor force were employed during the month.

  • Out to Lunch: Second visit to 2 Chef’s too good to pass up

    “Alice Sweeney and Barbara Carmack Plemons asked me today why you haven’t written about 2 Chef’s Deli in Kingston.”

    My wife, Carol, confronted me with those words after she had returned from playing cards with one of her bridge groups that includes Alice and Barbara.

    “They eat there often and say the food is really good,” Carol added, even though she knew I had written about 2 Chef’s some time ago.

  • Not too Shabby at White Owl: New digs, better parking for Kingston boutique

    The Shabby White Owl Boutique & Gift Shop has a new home in a shared space with Rosemary’s Florist, Kingston.

    It’s a big undertaking for Annette Leamon, who opened her shop of popular women’s clothing, handbags and accessories last year.

    “I just wanted to try something different in the area,” said Leamon. “There are so many great vendors out there with very updated and trendy clothes. I just go to them and pick out what is cute and trendy.”

  • Looking for work? Job fair may have the right fit for you

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce will have a job fair from 3 to 7 p.m. June 17 to recruit employees for area businesses and industries.

    The event at Roane State Exposition Center will allow employers to meet job seekers face to face and have the opportunity to receive résumés and completed job applications, schedule interviews, and have applications on file from job seekers.

  • Wakham practice part of Tennova

    Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Dr. Mancel Wakham to his new medical practice at Tennova Primary Care, Harriman.

    Wakham, a family medicine physician, will soon be accepting new patients at his office at 2497 S. Roane St., Suite 110.

    Same-day appointments will be available. For more information, call 1-855-TENNOVA (836-6682).

    “I am committed to offering a personalized healthcare experience to patients of all ages and with all sorts of conditions,” Wakham said.