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  • State unemployment numbers remain strong

    Tennessee’s statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 inched up slightly to 3.3 percent after remaining at an all-time historic low for three consecutive months, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    May’s preliminary rate of 3.3 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point higher than the previous month’s rate. Since February, unemployment across the state had held steady at a record 3.2 percent.

  • Ribbon cutting held for new HUB building

    By Richard Evans

    It is official. The administration of the Harriman Utility Board has a new home.

    The ribbon cutting of the new HUB building, sponsored by the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, was held Friday morning.

    Guests were welcomed by Candace Vannasdale, P.E., HUB General Manager, and Edgar “Buddy” Bowers, chairman of the Harriman Utility Board.

    “This is a very special day and it’s really an exciting time for our board and our employees,” Vannasdale said.

  • Edwena Crowe will be featured speaker at YWCA ‘Talk and Toast’

    YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley invites the public to its inaugural “Talk and Toast” on Thursday, July 18, at the newly renovated YWCA location at 1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.

    Networking begins at 4:30 p.m.; program begins at 5:15 p.m. The guest speaker will be Edwena Crowe, a resident of Oak Ridge and a director at Consolidated Nuclear Security.

    A $50 seat will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer or wine and inspiring words from Mrs. Crowe.

  • Pet treat tasting event at Rockwood Tractor Supply

    Tractor Supply Company is hosting a pet treat tasting event in Rockwood.

    Planned for 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, June 29, this event will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet treats available at Tractor Supply Company.

  • TVA’s Regional Energy Resource Council to meet

    Members of the public interested in the current and future direction of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s energy-related activities, including the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, are invited to attend an upcoming public working session of the Regional Energy Resource Council in Chattanooga, on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27.

    The 20-member RERC includes representatives from throughout the Tennessee Valley and advises TVA leadership on the management and development of energy-related issues and priorities.

  • Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation to host golf tourney

    One of Knoxville’s finest clubs, Fox Den Country Club, will host the Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 16 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

    The course is known for its perfect set-up amid the backdrop of the stunning Smoky Mountains. Participants will enjoy lunch, a round of golf, a celebration reception and golfers will be treated to a player gift store voucher, prizes and much more.

  • Oak Ridge to host East Tennessee Workforce Summit

    On Thursday, July 18 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the East Tennessee Workforce Summit.

  • Vista Radiology brings the first AI application to Roane Medical Center

    Vista Radiology, P.C. is the first and only radiology practice in Tennessee to bring artificial intelligence to synchronize stroke care.

    Artificial intelligence is not just in the movies — it’s an innovative way of using technology to transform stroke care. Utilizing an app called Viz.ai, neuro-interventional radiologists are able to quickly coordinate stroke care, reduce systemic delays and offer life-saving treatments.

  • Yager calls for reform in wage index

    Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has called for adoption of a proposed rule pending before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help Tennessee’s rural hospitals receive fairer reimbursement rates for healthcare services by changing the Area Wage Index formula. 

  • New brands to launch in fall 2019

    First Horizon National Corporation announced Thursday that it will bring together its family of companies under a unified set of brand names and a new logo. In the fall, Capital Bank, First Tennessee Bank, FTB Advisors and FTN Financial will become First Horizon Bank, First Horizon Advisors and FHN Financial, respectively. The unification of First Horizon’s banking, wealth management and fixed income businesses under a common First Horizon brand represents an important step in the company’s transformation strategy, introduced at its 2018 Investor Day.