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  • Y-12 finishes final Recovery Act demolition

    Y-12 National Security Complex’s final Recovery Act-funded demolition project recently completed three months ahead of schedule when the final truckload of debris left the site of the former Biology Complex.
    The $26.5 million project removed four of the seven buildings from the complex and helped modernize the site through much-needed footprint reduction.
    The deactivation and decommissioning project eliminated 135,812 square feet of deteriorated facilities that will improve on-site safety, reduce environmental risk, and lower the site’s annual maintenance and security costs.

  • Tractor Supply Co. celebrates grand opening

    Tractor Supply Co. in Rockwood officially opened its doors with a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting celebration on May 21.

    Manager Susan Brown thanked the city of Rockwood, Interstate Properties and the Roane County Chamber of Commerce for all of their help in getting Tractor Supply to Rockwood and Roane County.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts thanked Brown and all employees for coming to Rockwood, and Roane Chamber Director of Business Development Darrell Williams thanked everyone with Tractor Supply and all of those gathered for the celebration. 

  • Memory Lane Antiquities opens with ribbon cutting

    Memory Lane Antiquities at 507 N. Roane St., Harriman, had a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting celebration May 14, courtesy of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce.

    Attending are Pat Mynatt, Harriman City Council member Ken Mynatt, Jimbo Duncan, Harriman Mayor Chris Mason, owners Steffany and Ronnie Gilmore, Harriman City Council members Chase Tedder and Kenyon Mee, Philip Kelly and Heather Williams. 

  • U-verse available in Roane

    Residents of Kingston and parts of Roane county now have a new choice for their television and communications services powered by advanced technology.
    AT&T has launched U-verse TV, high-speed Internet and voice services in parts of the county.

  • ORNL contributes oral histories, items to project focused on Oak Ridge history

    History was recently made when the Center for Oak Ridge Oral History received a donation of oral histories and other history-related materials from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to add to its growing collection.
    The center, headquartered in Oak Ridge Public Library, was established in 2009 as a partnership between the city of Oak Ridge and the U.S. Department of Energy.
    A committee of community volunteers, organizations and state and federal agencies provide advice and guidance to the city on its oral history initiative.

  • Out to Lunch: Have a taste of history with your Stagecoach meal

    By Bethel Poston

  • Industry of Year is Oldcastle Adams

    The Roane County Industrial Development Board named Oldcastle Adams Building Products Industry of the Year during its annual industry appreciation breakfast Thursday.
    Oldcastle Adams provides masonry and ornamental concrete building products.
    Its parent company is the largest building products manufacturer in the country — ranked 129 in the Fortune 500.
    The Roane County facility supplies all the Lowe’s stores in Tennessee and Kentucky with outdoor lawn and garden stone and block.

  • Don Eduardo's open for business in Kingston
  • VECustomers Share gives grant to Laurel Bluff boosters group

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,750 in grants to Roane County community service organizations in April.
    The program, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $3.7 million to various community-service organizations.
    Roane County groups garnering grants in April include the Laurel Bluff Baseball Boosters, which received a $2,000 grant; and the Tennessee Chapel Baptist Church Food Pantry Fund, which was awarded a $750 grant.

  • Out to Lunch: Land’s End worth the trip for dessert and frog legs

    The weather was just right to sit on the outdoor patio of Land’s End Southern Seafood and Steak, overlooking scenic Watts Bar Lake, for our recent “Out to Lunch” adventure.
    Home folks know the location as Euchee Marina at Ten Mile. It’s now called Osprey Pointe Marina. Going south on Hwy. 58 from Kingston, turn right on River Road (Hwy. 304) and enjoy the ride. Land’s End is on the right at 200 Euchee Lane, about 15 miles down River Road and  seven miles north of Watts Bar Dam.