• UT poli sci prof to talk about bombs

    Brandon Prins, a University of Tennessee associate professor of political science, will be the guest speaker for the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory monthly luncheon lecture.
    “Controlling the Bomb: New Challenges to the Nonproliferation Regime” will be the topic of the Feb. 16 program.
    The meeting will be in the UT Resource Center at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Socializing and coffee starts at 11 a.m., with lunch available for $7 at 11:30. The lecture begins at noon, with adjournment planned for 1 p.m.
    This meeting is open to the public.

  • Bowman new to Meadows' practice in Rockwood

    Dr. Eric Bowman has returned to his hometown of Rockwood to join the Summit Medical practice of Angela E. Meadows.
    Bowman, a general practice physician, comes to Summit from the Alvin C. York Campus of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Murfreesboro, where he has practiced for the past two years.
    Prior to earning his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 2004, Bowman earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology from East Tennessee State University.

  • Calling it a career: Miles helped people feel better for almost 50 years

    Mary Miles walked through the front doors of Harriman City Hospital on Dec. 30, 1963, and hasn’t left since.
    Now, nearly 50 years later, Miles has decided to hang up her uniform and retire.
    Through those years, she has watched the hospital that evolved into Roane Medical Center grow from a small community hospital into a progressive medical center.
    “I’m a Harriman native, and I wanted to give back to my community, so I decided to get a job at the hospital,” Miles said. “I never imagined I would still be here today. The hospital has been my home away from home.”

  • Garden Center Antiques moves

    Sherry West waits to greet more customers at the new site for her Garden Center Antiques.

    The shop, now at 239 W. Rockwood St., Rockwood, was formerly on Hwy. 27.

  • Out to Lunch: Jackson Square Bistro sure to 'fuel' you up

    By Bethel Poston

  • Roane Medical tops in surgical care

    Roane Medical Center’s surgery department ranked 90 percent or higher in measures gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    The scores of the Harriman-based hospital surpassed state and national averages.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gathers data for hospital process of care measures to help patients better determine where they will receive their health-care services.

  • Jobless rate holds steady in December

    Roane County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in December at 7.6 percent, according to statistics released late last month from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    That means 26,050 workers in the county’s 28,180 labor force were employed during the month.

    Roane County’s jobless rate was also the fifth-lowest in the state for December. Lincoln and Williamson counties held on to the top two spots at 6.2 and 6.5 percent, respective-

  • Workshop to help with starting 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. Feb. 25 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.

  • Catalog business alive in Rockwood


  • Five Star honor for Gateway IGA, Sharp

    Rockwood’s Gateway IGA and owner Roger Sharp have been awarded the IGA Five Star honor for achievement in the company’s assessment program.
    Five Star is the highest level of recognition possible under the program’s rigorous standards.
    “We at Gateway IGA are so proud to be Rockwood’s Five Star IGA,” Sharp said.
    “We achieved this honor by working
    as a team to meet the needs of our customers. I’d like to thank my dedicated team for their hard work day in and day out.”