• Solar Innovation Grant application workshop set

    The Tennessee Solar Institute will conduct a workshop in Knoxville this week for its second round of Solar Innovation Grants.

    The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 6 on the University of Tennessee campus in University Center Room 225 at 1502 W. Cumberland Ave.

    The workshop is designed to walk potential grant applicants through the Solar Innovation Grant application process.

    TSI staff will be available to answer questions applicants may have as they prepare a proposal for submission.

  • Jobless rate up, Roane reclaims state’s 4th lowest

    Roane County was among 85 of Tennessee’s 95 counties that experienced a surge in its unemployment rate for
    November, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Though the county’s 7.6-percent November rate was marginally higher than October’s 7.3 percent, Roane County reclaimed its No. 4 spot among counties with the lowest-ranking unemployment figures across the state.

  • Santa hears Christmas wishes at Harriman Sears

    Four-year-old Amber Bailey demurely approaches Santa Claus during a stop by Sears in Harriman.

    St. Nick took time to visit with the younger sect and hear some last-minute list additions a few days before Christmas.

  • January seminars aimed at business owners

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center is planning a couple of free January workshops.

    Both workshops are dedicated to advising and assisting area entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    They will take place in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    In cooperation with the University of Tennessee
    Center for Industrial Services, a free government contracting workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12.

  • Gloves of Love keep kids warm

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch collected gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County.

    “If children’s heads and hands are not properly covered when they are outdoors, they have a greater chance of getting sick, and missing school,” said Becky Woody, manager of Enrichment’s Roane County branch.

    “We want to do our part to help the children stay warm and healthy as we go into the holiday season.”  

  • Out to Lunch: Lunchtime at El Patron is a fun, filling adventure

    By Bethel Poston

  • AT&T builds up 3G base

    AT&T has completed a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to expand the wireless capacity and performance of its 3G mobile broadband network throughout the Roane County area.

    As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T has activated 18 existing cell sites with 3G cell technology in Roane County.

  • Harriman hospital going tobacco free in '11

    Roane Medical Center in Harriman will implement a tobacco-free initiative in 2011.

    As a member of Covenant Health, it is among the Knoxville area hospitals that will have a tobacco-free campus as of Jan. 1.

    The unified effort among the five major health systems in the Knoxville area is intended to provide an optimal healing environment for patients, visitors and staff at the hospitals, and to encourage healthier lifestyles for the entire community.

  • Partnership boosts business incubators

    The Appalachian Regional Commission has formed a new partnership with TVA and the National Business Incubation Association to develop a Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking Review program to help business incubators more effectively nurture small, emerging enterprises.  

    There are an estimated 150 business incubators serving 4,500 emerging firms in the ARC and TVA regions.

  • RMC wants to help you get a good night's sleep

    Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans, many of whom do not realize they suffer a sleep disorder.

    Roane Medical Sleep Center in Harriman provides evaluations to help those in need of sleep.

    The hospital-based sleep center offers advanced testing for sleep disorders within a comfortable and convenient facility.