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  • 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.”

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  • 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

  • Debit card claim option

    Effective Jan. 18, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will begin offering unemployed workers Visa debit cards and direct deposit for receiving their unemployment benefits.

    The options will be offered to newly unemployed workers as they apply for unemployment benefits.  

    Claimants currently receiving benefits can also enroll for debit cards or direct deposit payments online at https://ui.tn.gov. In the future, all claimants will receive their unemployment benefits electronically.

  • Do lasers play part in forensics?

    Madhavi Martin will discuss the use of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in forensics applications during the upcoming Friends of ORNL monthly luncheon lecture meeting.

    The talk on Jan. 19.  will focus on LIBS that has been used to detect elements for a variety of samples specifically for forensic applications.  

    The meeting in the UT Resource Center at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, begins with a social time at 11 a.m.

    Lunch is $7 and starts at 11:30, with the lecture from noon to 1 p.m.

  • Food City on board for Healthy Living

    Food City and the University of Tennessee Medical Center have formed a partnership to expand the educational and informational Healthy Living Kitchen program to reach communities throughout the area.

    Consisting of a registered dietitian, cardiac nurse specialist and senior executive chef from UT Medical Center, the Healthy Living Kitchen team presents healthy cooking classes and provides information on nutrition, label reading and making the right choices while grocery shopping.

  • State bid-calling champ

    Ronnie Colyer of Ronnie Colyer Auction and Realty, Ten Mile, recently won the 2010 Tennessee Auctioneer Bid-Calling Championship in Nashville.

    This was Colyer’s fifth try for the state title.

    He will compete in the International Auctioneer Championship this July in Orlando.