• Save the date for awards banquet

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce will bestow four prestigious business awards during its annual banquet on May 1.

    The banquet begins at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction n Whitestone Country Inn. A gourmet dinner will follow.

    Honors to be given during the event are for Distinguished Service, Business of the Year, Woman of the Year and the Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award.

    Nominations of Chamber members for the award are being accepted through April 10.

  • Tennova, BlueCross sign agreement

    Tennova Healthcare and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee have finalized a multi-year agreement that became effective March 1.

    The agreement provides Blue Network SSM (“Network S”) members access to services at Tennova’s Physicians Regional Medical Center, North Knoxville Medical Center and Turkey Creek Medical Center and their employed physician practices.

    With the addition of these hospitals, Network S members now have access to all seven Tennova facilities.


    Roane State Community College’s Kirk Harris believes details save lives.

    Harris, director of continuing health care and safety education, recently started offering a course on tactical combat casualty care/tactical emergency casualty care.

    The course applies lessons learned from the experiences of U.S. soldiers and the latest research on combat care in Iraq and Afghanistan to situations first responders could face.

  • Titans CFO to speak at seminar

    Jenneen Kaufman, vice president and chief financial officer of the Tennessee Titans organization, will headline the keynote luncheon address during the annual Oak Ridge Women’s Workshop.

    The workshop, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office Federal Women’s Program and the Oak Ridge Chapter of Federally Employed Women, will be

    on March 12 in the New Hope Center at 602

    Scarboro Road in Oak Ridge.

    Kaufman, a native Knoxvillian, is in her 18th season with the Titans organization.

  • Fleischmann heads nuclear cleanup caucus

    U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Ben Ray Luján have been appointed to co-chair the House of Representatives Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.

    “Our nation has a tremendous nuclear history, and with that has come an important nuclear cleanup mission,” said Fleischmann, an Ooltewah Republican.

    “This caucus will serve to promote the awareness of our nuclear legacy and build a stronger coalition to fight for the needs of our cleanup missions, and I am eager to get to work.”

  • School at Maryville College offers women from Appalachia a brand-new beginning

    Women from Appalachia who haven’t had access to higher education or whose personal circumstances have left them in poverty now have hope for a new beginning, thanks to the New Opportunity School at Maryville College.

    The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College is accepting applications for its second program July 12-Aug. 1.

  • Midtown Market & Deli makes it official
  • Midtown Weigel’s sports new design, quick food service

    The new Weigel’s at 2001 Roane State Hwy. in Harriman’s Midtown area is a state-of-the art convenience store.

    It’s the 64th store for Weigel’s, one of East Tennessee’s oldest family-owned dairies.

    “We’re all about convenience and saving our customers money,” said Ken McMullen, president of Weigel’s Stores.

  • Workshops to cover gov’t contracts

    Roane State Community College’s Ten-

    nessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer two free workshops this week on government contracting.

    Both workshops will be on Feb. 12 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The first workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

    It will be for small businesses on the basics of government contracting.

  • ORUD Valentines help heat homes

    Oak Ridge Utility District’s annual “Have a Heart, Heat a Home” fundraiser allows the public to purchase Valentine’s Day gifts, with proceeds helping needy families stay warm.

    All proceeds from gift purchases go to Project SAFE, an ORUD-sponsored program that helps low-income families struggling to pay their winter heating bills and facing the loss of energy service.

    Through the program, ORUD offers a selection of Valentine’s Day gifts. All proceeds from the purchase of those gifts go to Project SAFE.