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Business

  • Volunteer Energy helps service groups
  • Roane reclaims place at No. 4

    Roane County has become one of Tennessee’s powerhouses when it comes to low unemployment rates.
    Though it slipped a bit in the past few months, the county has consistently had one of the state’s lowest jobless rate. But a drop of 0.5 percent in July led Roane County to reclaim its No. 4 position in the hierarchy.
    Statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development revealed Roane County’s unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, right behind Lincoln, Williamson and Knox counties.

  • TVA idling 9 units

    The Tennessee Valley Authority will idle nine coal-fired electric generating units, totaling about 1,000 megawatts, at three of its power plants beginning in fiscal year 2011.
    Those units are: Shawnee Unit 10 near Paducah, Ky.; John Sevier Units 1 and 2 near Rogersville, Tenn., and Widows Creek Units 1-6 near Stevenson, Ala.

  • RSCC's Goff cited
  • Workshop to help with starting up a 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. Aug. 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org.

  • Specialty Sportswear now open in Kingston
  • OUT TO LUNCH: Blue-plate deal really is special at Burchfield's

    By Bethel Poston • Roane Newspapers contributor

    As more of my “Out To Lunch” articles are published, more people are approaching me with suggestions of places to visit. My list is growing, and I’m always looking for recommendations.

    Maybe you’ve read some of my previous articles when I wrote about my Oak Ridge High School Reunion Committee lunches.

  • Red Door Antiquities open in downtown Harriman
  • Electrical codes meeting set

    National Electrical Code requirements and grounding clarification will be covered during a free electrical codes meeting in Crossville.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT Aug. 26 at Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville. Reservations are not required.
    This meeting is for electricians, inspectors, contractors, builders, students, homeowners and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technicians and installers.
    Call the center at 931-484-7502 for more information.

  • Courses to cater to administrative pros

    Oak Ridge Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and Roane State Community College have put together a fall schedule for certified professional secretary and certified administrative professional certification program review classes.  
    Office Systems and Technology will be from Aug. 24-Sept. 14.
    Office Administration will be from Sept. 21-Oct. 7, and Management will be from Oct. 14-Nov. 4.
    All classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus.