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  • Out to Lunch: Luck o' the Irish will be with you at Irish Times

    By Bethel Poston
    Several years ago my wife, Carol, and I qualified for a free trip to England and Ireland by buying a large quantity of appliances to sell at our Poston Furniture & Appliance stores.

    I like to say we won the trip, but my dad said, “You paid for it in the cost of washers, ranges and refrigerators.”

    (We decided to lower our selling prices in order to sell enough to qualify.)

    In our travels, after seeing many recognized attractions, we always left the tourist crowd and mixed with the locals.

  • Jobless rate up, Roane reclaims state’s 4th lowest

    Roane County was among 85 of Tennessee’s 95 counties that experienced a surge in
    its unemployment rate for November, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    Though the county’s 7.6-percent November rate was marginally higher than October’s 7.3 percent, Roane County reclaimed its No. 4 spot among counties with the lowest-ranking unemployment figures across the state.
    The consistent placement of Roane County among those top five counties makes it one of Tennessee’s powerhouse counties on the jobless scale.

  • Contest enables Randolph to do some serious holiday buying

    “I thought someone was playing a trick on me — and I expected to hear it was just a joke.”

    That’s how Mark Randolph, a construction worker from Harriman, described how he felt upon learning that his name had been drawn as the winner of this year’s Roane County Chamber of Commerce Shopping Spree.

    The Chamber and the Roane County News sponsor the annual shopping spree, with the Roane County News providing the $500 cash prize.

  • Solar Innovation Grant application workshop set

    The Tennessee Solar Institute will conduct a workshop in Knoxville this week for its second round of Solar Innovation Grants.

    The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 6 on the University of Tennessee campus in University Center Room 225 at 1502 W. Cumberland Ave.

    The workshop is designed to walk potential grant applicants through the Solar Innovation Grant application process.

    TSI staff will be available to answer questions applicants may have as they prepare a proposal for submission.

  • Jobless rate up, Roane reclaims state’s 4th lowest

    Roane County was among 85 of Tennessee’s 95 counties that experienced a surge in its unemployment rate for
    November, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Though the county’s 7.6-percent November rate was marginally higher than October’s 7.3 percent, Roane County reclaimed its No. 4 spot among counties with the lowest-ranking unemployment figures across the state.

  • Santa hears Christmas wishes at Harriman Sears

    Four-year-old Amber Bailey demurely approaches Santa Claus during a stop by Sears in Harriman.

    St. Nick took time to visit with the younger sect and hear some last-minute list additions a few days before Christmas.

  • January seminars aimed at business owners

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center is planning a couple of free January workshops.

    Both workshops are dedicated to advising and assisting area entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    They will take place in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    In cooperation with the University of Tennessee
    Center for Industrial Services, a free government contracting workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12.

  • Gloves of Love keep kids warm

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch collected gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County.

    “If children’s heads and hands are not properly covered when they are outdoors, they have a greater chance of getting sick, and missing school,” said Becky Woody, manager of Enrichment’s Roane County branch.

    “We want to do our part to help the children stay warm and healthy as we go into the holiday season.”  

  • Out to Lunch: Lunchtime at El Patron is a fun, filling adventure

    By Bethel Poston

  • AT&T builds up 3G base

    AT&T has completed a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to expand the wireless capacity and performance of its 3G mobile broadband network throughout the Roane County area.

    As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T has activated 18 existing cell sites with 3G cell technology in Roane County.