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  • What’s the SCORE? Millennials part of plan for business

    By Dana Peterka

    At a recent meeting, several business managers were talking about millennials being snowflakes.

    Also, I have a nonprofit client, in a nearby county, who is working to understand the behaviors, attitudes and motivations of millennials as part of their strategic planning process.

    This prompted me to do research on generational differences with a focus on millennials.

  • Hear how to make search engines work for you

    There are over 3.5 billion webpages on the internet.

    How do you get yours noticed?

    That’s what Introduction to Search Engine Optimization will cover.

    The free workshop, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10, will be in The Roane Alliance at 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    Jutta Bangs, director of the Oak Ridge Center’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center, will teach this introductory seminar in which those attending will be taught:

    What is SEO?

    What are keywords, and how to research them?

  • Back to School Bash Tournament scheduled

    The Bria-Shannel Committee will be hosting a special Back to School Bash Golf Tournament at the Rockwood Golf Course July 29.

    The tournament will feature special guest golfer, former Tennessee Volunteer and Canadian Football League player, Coach Jermaine Copeland.

    The tournament will be in four-man best ball (Swat) Format, make sure to bring your team. The participation will be $300 per team

    Registration will be at 8 a.m.and tee time is scheduled for 9 a.m.

  • Sportsmanship always important
  • Competition something to “cheer” about
  • New lease on life for O. S. sophomore

    One year ago, a promising freshman football player at Oliver Springs High School named Lane Lee was poised to make his mark on the gridiron for the Bobcats. Instead, Lee was diagnosed with AML, which stands for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and was forced to sit out the 2016 football season fighting the battle of his life.

  • New direction for Roane State hoops camps

     

    “If it isn’t broke, then don’t fix it” is a cliche to live by in sports. Most coaches and players are content to keep to a routine and not change.

    For Roane State Lady Raider basketball Coach Monica Boles, this isn’t the case. The long time coach shook things up this summer and started a position focused camp for high schol players.

    This is the first time Boles and her program have attempted something different than the normal camps that focus on fundamentals.

  • GOING with the FLO – Pay attention: Some facts simply cannot be ignored

    By Flo Charles

    I must emphasize these important facts that cannot be ignored. We are seeing the effects of Saul Alinskiy’s “Rules for Radicals” more and more.

    We must pay attention. They pick a target, freeze it, polarize it and continue to attack it over and over.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Our random thoughts on miscellaneous topics

    Today we give you a collection of our random thoughts on miscellaneous topics:

  • Feds to sentence Ten Mile man for having gun

    A Ten Mile man pleaded guilty in federal court last week to illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.

    Albert Childs, 52, is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves on Nov. 15.

    According to federal court records, Childs was convicted of felony theft of property in Bradley County in 2009. He also has a 1983 conviction in Roane County for felony burglary.

    Convicted felons aren’t allowed to possess firearms.

    Childs was indicted last December for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.