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  • 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.

  • Harriman hospital going tobacco free in '11

    Roane Medical Center in Harriman will implement a tobacco-free initiative in 2011.

    As a member of Covenant Health, it is among the Knoxville area hospitals that will have a tobacco-free campus as of Jan. 1.

    The unified effort among the five major health systems in the Knoxville area is intended to provide an optimal healing environment for patients, visitors and staff at the hospitals, and to encourage healthier lifestyles for the entire community.

  • Partnership boosts business incubators

    The Appalachian Regional Commission has formed a new partnership with TVA and the National Business Incubation Association to develop a Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking Review program to help business incubators more effectively nurture small, emerging enterprises.  

    There are an estimated 150 business incubators serving 4,500 emerging firms in the ARC and TVA regions.

  • RMC wants to help you get a good night's sleep

    Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans, many of whom do not realize they suffer a sleep disorder.

    Roane Medical Sleep Center in Harriman provides evaluations to help those in need of sleep.

    The hospital-based sleep center offers advanced testing for sleep disorders within a comfortable and convenient facility.

  • Y-12 historical bulletins available electronically

    Life in the 1940s at Y-12 — there are those who worked there during the war years, but there are many more who didn’t and want to know what it was like then.

    Now, they can do that by checking out the recently updated Y-12 History website and reading actual Y‑12 Bulletins from the 1940s.

    Coordinated by Jennifer Dixon, B&W Y-12’s National Historic Preservation Act coordinator, and Y-12 historian Ray Smith, this project creates online scanned copies of bulletins chronicling Y‑12 history.

  • Kiddie Korner marks 15 years of child care
  • A Roane Alliance Gala to remember
  • Hickman new Roane Alliance CEO assistant

    The Roane Alliance has hired former congressional field representative Beth Hickman to serve as the CEO’s executive assistant.

    “Beth will be bringing a wealth of knowledge, networking, training and experience to The Alliance,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

  • Advisory board members sought

    The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking volunteers to fill current and future vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.

    The board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the DOE’s Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program, which is responsible for cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The 20-member board meets monthly to develop recommendations on cleanup decisions and policy issues. Terms last two years, and members may serve up to three terms.