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Business

  • Citifinancial now known as OneMain

    Harriman’s Citifinancial office at 1106 S. Roane St. is now officially OneMain Financial.
    The name change became effective July 1. Branch Manager Rhonda Badger said it will not impact the products and services customers have come to know and appreciate.
    “We’ll continue to work with each customer, one-on-one, to find a loan option that’s right for them and be here when they need us,” she said. “The new name better fits who we are and what we do.”

  • Initiative connects veterans to high-tech jobs

    As America celebrates the nation’s freedom on this Fourth of July holiday, the Tennessee Valley Corridor is also celebrating a highly successful program that is not only answering a vital technical training and workforce need facing the region and the nation, but one that is also helping recent U.S veterans with education and employment after their military career.

  • Rockwood Sonic up for national games

    Rockwood’s Sonic Drive-In crew is one of top 300 stores in the nation in the Dr Pepper Sonic Games, an annual competition recognizing the top Sonic Drive-ins in the country.

    Restaurant workers will learn soon if it is one of the top 48. Those finalists will be whittled down to the coveted top 12, which will participate in September’s Dr Pepper Sonic Games national finals.

    “They announce on a weekly basis through July. They do it zone by  zone,” said manager Dwan Garrett of the announcement of who is on the top 48.

  • Roane jobless rate down, but higher than ’10

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development statistics released last month indicate that Roane County’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent in May.

    The 8.3 percent rate, however, is half a percent higher than last year, when the state reported the county’s jobless rate at 7.8 percent.

    A state ranking of the 10 counties with the lowest unemployment rates no longer includes Roane County, although both Washington and Cheatham counties, respectively in the No. 9 and 10 slots, also report an 8.3 percent May jobless rate.

  • Cupcake Haven offering sweet treats to eat
  • Out to Lunch: Allison’s has your number when it comes to catfish

    By Bethel Poston

  • Stricklan co-oping at John Deere

    Patricia “Allie” Stricklan, a Tennessee Tech University student from Harriman, has been selected for a one-year cooperative education, or co-op assignment, with John Deere Power Products, Greene-ville.

    During an assignment that began in May, Stricklan is providing support and basic troubleshooting for current operations.

    She will investigate, gather and analyze data for various recurring tasks.

  • Facelift for Pizza Hut

    Harriman’s Pizza Hut has a whole new look.

    The restaurant was recently closed for several days while workers performed renovations that included new paint and masonry on the exterior and an interior redesign.

    The restaurant is now open for business and offering traditional Pizza Hut fare in the newly revamped digs. 

  • Comcast now offering Xfinity in Roane County area

    Comcast is now offering Xfinity TV, phone and Internet services in Roane County.

    Xfinity gives Comcast customers more choice and more control over more entertainment.

    It’s also the new brand name for Comcast’s technology platform, products and services, though Comcast remains the name of the company.

    Xfinity expands products and services and offers area Comcast customers more high definition, speed, choice and control over their services.

  • J.R. Global poised to buy armory

    The Harriman Economic Development Board is working to sell the former National Guard Armory to owners of the metal fabrication company presently leasing the facility.

    Board member Donna Demyanovich said they seem to have reached an agreement to sell it for $150,000, with J.R. Global Manufacturing owner J.R. Owens putting down $100,000 and paying the remaining $50,000 over five years.

    Contracts were to be signed last week, but officials could not be reached for comment.

    “We want to work with the people that want to