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  • Roane Medical tops in surgical care

    Roane Medical Center’s surgery department ranked 90 percent or higher in measures gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    The scores of the Harriman-based hospital surpassed state and national averages.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gathers data for hospital process of care measures to help patients better determine where they will receive their health-care services.

  • Jobless rate holds steady in December

    Roane County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in December at 7.6 percent, according to statistics released late last month from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    That means 26,050 workers in the county’s 28,180 labor force were employed during the month.

    Roane County’s jobless rate was also the fifth-lowest in the state for December. Lincoln and Williamson counties held on to the top two spots at 6.2 and 6.5 percent, respective-
    ly.

  • Workshop to help with starting new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org for details.

  • Catalog business alive in Rockwood

     

  • Five Star honor for Gateway IGA, Sharp

    Rockwood’s Gateway IGA and owner Roger Sharp have been awarded the IGA Five Star honor for achievement in the company’s assessment program.
    Five Star is the highest level of recognition possible under the program’s rigorous standards.
    “We at Gateway IGA are so proud to be Rockwood’s Five Star IGA,” Sharp said.
    “We achieved this honor by working
    as a team to meet the needs of our customers. I’d like to thank my dedicated team for their hard work day in and day out.”

  • Little travel required for medical equipment, supplies

     

  • Treadway marks 25 years at job

     

    Lori Treadway was recently honored for her 25 years of service at Griffin Insurance Agency.
    She started with the agency in 1986 and has held the designation of certified insurance service representative for the pas 20 years.
    Treadway also has served as personal lines manager for the agency at 414 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.  
    She is still active in her career and continues with her education to better serve her clients.
    Treadway and her husband, David, plan to re-tire someday to Myrtle Beach, where they own property.

  • ORAU's contract extended

    The U.S. Department of Energy has extended Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ contract through December 2015.  

    ORAU oversees the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, which performs vital science and education programs nationwide.

    The contract, awarded in 2005, is a cost-plus-award-fee contract with a five-year base period and a five-year option.

  • IRS almost finished with tax law tweaks

    The Internal Revenue Service plans a Feb. 14 start date for processing tax returns delayed by last month’s tax law changes.

    The IRS reminds taxpayers affected by the delay they can begin preparing their tax returns immediately because many software providers are ready now to accept these returns.

    Beginning Feb. 14, the IRS will start processing both paper and e-filed returns claiming itemized deductions on Schedule A, the higher education tuition and fees deduction on Form 8917 and the educator expenses deduction.

  • Out to Lunch: Good Eats' creamed corn is just like Grandma's

    By Bethel Poston