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  • Free resource fair aimed at DOE workers, retirees in area

    The nonprofit Cold War Patriots organization is planning a Sept. 23 resource fair for nuclear weapons workers and retirees in the East Tennessee area.

    The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in New Hope Center at 602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge.

    It is for generations of men and women who
    have worked or are currently employed with Y-12, K-25 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory complexes.

  • Yager cited for pro-business stance

    State Sen. Ken Yager has been recognized as one of the eight best pro-business legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly by a key business magazine published by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce.

    The publication, “Business TN,” congratulated the Harriman Republican for a “100 percent business-positive, pro-jobs voting record.”  

    “Business TN” annually selects the best state lawmakers based on their efforts in keeping “taxes
    low and regulation minimal.”

  • Kingston’s Turpin a World Class Technician

    Lewis J. Turpin of Kingston is among only 17 professional automotive technicians across the United States this year to achieve a coveted milestone from two industry leaders.

    Turpin tested and obtained National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certification in 22 specialty areas to qualify for the World Class Technician Award.

    The prestigious honor
    is given annually by ASE and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association.

  • Conservation loan available to area farmers

    The USDA Farm Service Agency has launched a conservation loan program that will provide farm owners and farm-related business operators access to credit to implement conservation techniques that will conserve natural resources.

  • Change in store for area Walmart

    Rockwood Walmart Supercenter is getting a facelift.
    Walmart, at 1102 N. Gateway Ave., recently began an extensive renovation.
    The store will receive a full remodel from the inside out to represent the latest in Walmart's store design and customer experience.
    The new design is based on feedback from customers.
    It will feature a clean, open and bright new look in the store with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme and lighting and easy-to-read signage to help customers find the products they need.

  • 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. Sept. 30 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.

  • Oran's Flower Shop now open in Kingston
  • Management group to meet

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will have its monthly membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in the Double Tree Hotel, Oak Ridge.
    Barbara Jackson of the U.S. Department of Energy will be the guest speaker.
    Lunch for members is $15, nonmembers pay $16.
    Those planning to attend should RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Sept. 7.
    Charges for late reservations or walk-ins are $22.50 for members; non-members pay $24.00

  • OUT TO LUNCH: Going out to Mike’s Smokehouse BBQ a tasty venture

    By Bethel Poston, For Roane Newspapers

  • Williams gets promotion at Roane Alliance

    Darrell Williams has been named director of business development for The Roane Alliance.
    “Williams has only been with the Alliance for seven months, but he has proven to be a valuable employee for a whole range of reasons — not the least of which is his sales skills,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Alliance.
    “In this new slot, he will begin to use those skills to recruit new businesses — to town, as well as to continue to build up and serve membership for the Roane Chamber.”