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  • Harriman dialysis facility a center of excellence

    Fresenius Medical Care of Harriman, at 1662 Roane State Hwy., has been named a Center of Excellence for achieving high  standards in patient care in 2010.

    The award, presented by Fresenius Medical Care North America, one of the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, recognizes facilities that perform the best, based on multiple objective measures of dialysis clinical quality.

  • Martin’s made his last service call

     

    After 25 years, Bob Martin has decided to retire early from Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas.

    Manager Kim Ramsey said Martin, 62, was a service worker in the water and sewer departments.

    “We appreciate his years of service with the utilities and his loyalty. He’s been a dependable part of our utilities for a long time,” said Ramsey.

    Martin was among the workers offered early retirement as a money-saving measure for the utilities. It was an opportunity he jumped on.

  • Barger tops as office chief

    The Tennessee Association of Utility Districts has recognized Pat Barger of Watts Bar Utility District as Office Manager of the Year.

    Barger has been office manager of Watts Bar Utility District for 22 years. She oversees scheduling, billing, customer complaints, adjustments, and receiving and posting of payments.

    She was nominated by her son, Eric, who works closely with her and respects her leadership within the utility.

  • Martin’s made his last service call

    After 25 years, Bob Martin has decided to retire early from Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas.

    Manager Kim Ramsey said Martin, 62, was a service worker in the water and sewer departments.

    “We appreciate his years of service with the utilities and his loyalty. He’s been a dependable part of our utilities for a long time,” said Ramsey.

    Martin was among the workers offered early retirement as a money-saving measure for the utilities. It was an opportunity he jumped on.

  • Accolades for three at Roane State

    Roane State Community College faculty member Bruce Fisher and staff members Nichole White and Owen Driskill have been honored for their work.

    Fisher, a biology professor, received the 2011 Sarah Ellen Benroth Award for Outstanding Teaching.
    White, multimedia technician in the college’s Center for Teaching Arts and Technology, was named the college’s 2011 outstanding support staff member.

    Driskill, director of marketing and public relations, was named the 2011 administrative staff member of the year.

  • Use low-interest rates to get more for your money

    While the Federal Reserve’s pledge to keep interest rates low for at least the next two years might not quickly restore consumer confidence or prompt spending, it does provide an opportunity for consumers to get more for their money.

    “While low-interest rates mean lower returns on savings accounts, it also means lower rates on borrowing money,” said Daru Burdge, regional president for CredAbility. “Consumers can take advantage of low rates to help them save money on planned purchases.”

  • ‘Coming home to Kingston’

    Brothers James and Richard Owens have started Phase 1 construction for their Kingston-based manufacturing company facility, JR Global Manufacturing Inc.

    The 5,000-square-foot building to be erected at 1221 Gallaher Road by Botkin Construction, will house the precision machining and production operations for the company.

    “We are finally coming home to Kingston” said James Owens, company president. 

  • Southern Security on the move

    Southern Security recently marked its 30th year of business and relocated  to Browder’s Ace Hardware, Kingston.

    The new business address is 1100 Ladd Landing Blvd.

    The business, which started in August 1981 in Knoxville, is owned and operated by Randy Register of Kingston.

    Register constructed a new facility in 1983 and moved his business of selling safes, specifically gun safes, to Kingston.

    The facility, at Oak Hills Drive and Hwy. 70 in Kingston, was Southern Security’s home until the most recent move.

  • Boleses now own Kentucky agency

    Thomas “Tommy” and Leslie S. Boles, formerly of Rockwood, recently acquired Main Street Insurance Services Inc. of Middletown, Ky.

    The company was added to the couple’s previous holding, Boles Insurance.

    “By combining resources, Main Street Insurance Services along with Boles Insurance, will now be leading the industry into more innovative insurance policies and procedures — strengths and assets that you won’t find from other insurance firms in the Louisville, Ky., and surrounding areas,” Tommy Boles said.

  • ‘Coming home to Kingston’

    Brothers James and Richard Owens have started Phase 1 construction for their Kingston-based manufacturing company facility, JR Global Manufacturing Inc.

    The 5,000-square-foot building to be erected at 1221 Gallaher Road by Botkin Construction, will house the precision machining and production operations for the company.

    “We are finally coming home to Kingston” said James Owens, company president.