• Laura A. Conner appointed to 2019 TNCPE Board of Examiners

    Laura A. Conner, county director for the Roane and Morgan County Health Department District, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence to the 2019 Board of Examiners as a master examiner.

    As a member of the TNCPE Board of Examiners, Conner is responsible assessing and providing valuable feedback to organizations that apply to the TNCPE Award Program. TNCPE recognizes local, state, and regional organizations that demonstrate excellence in business operations and results.

  • National conference to enhance beef reproduction scheduled to be held in Knoxville Aug. 20-21

    Beef is produced in every state in the union and accounts for approximately $67 billion in revenues annually across all aspects of cattle and calf production, according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Successful bovine reproductive strategies influence the bulk of the profit involved.

  • Three factors for consumers to consider when choosing a home mortgage lender

    A home is the most significant purchase many people will ever make.

    Perhaps because of that, many buyers, particularly those purchasing a home for the first time, are understandably nervous about the home-buying process. The decision regarding which home to buy warrants ample consideration, but so, too, does the buyers’ choice of lender.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Chesapeake’s West Knoxville Seafood and Raw Bar

    It’s nice to have folks ask me why they haven’t seen my “Out To Lunch” articles in the Roane County News lately. It’s a compliment to know they have read and enjoyed the articles.

    I have had some back health issues, and my wife Carol recently fell and broke her hip. Our eating has been limited to extremely delicious food friends have generously stocked in our refrigerator.

  • ORNL Federal Credit Union to host The Travelin’ McCourys, July 13

    The Travelin’ McCourys and Circus No. 9 will perform from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 13, for the next “Summer Sessions” concert event presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union.

    “Summer Sessions” is a free concert series for the community featuring bluegrass and American bands from throughout the region.

  • State revenues for May announced

    Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter today announced that overall May revenues were $1.2 billion, which is $46.3 million more than the state budgeted.

  • Maximum effective rate on home loans announced

    The Federal National Mortgage Association has discontinued its free market auction system for commitments to purchase conventional home mortgages.

    Therefore, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions hereby announces that the maximum effective rate of interest per annum for home loans as set by the General Assembly in 1987, Public Chapter 291, for the month of August, 2019 is 6.53 percent per annum.

  • Tourism has great impact on local economy

    Visitors spent $69.82 million in Roane County in 2017, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Travel Association and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

    The numbers show an increase of $2.33 million over 2016 and one of the largest increases in the past five years. In fact, visitor spending has increased by $7.63 million just in the last four years, which is almost double the prior four years that only saw an increase of $2.75 million.

  • Demolition completed at K-25 site

    Cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park took another major step forward as workers completed demolition of the K-1037 Building — the largest and one of the most challenging facilities still standing at the site.

    Workers began tearing down the building in February and have safely completed the project nearly four months ahead of schedule.

  • Roane Alliance announces changes in staff responsibilities

    The Roane Alliance has experienced changes in the past year, and with the announcement of Pam May as new President/CEO, also came a restructuring of staff responsibilities that include several promotions.