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Roane Alliance President, CEO stepping down

(Statement from Roane Alliance) It is with sadness that I accepted Wade Creswell’s letter of resignation today as President & CEO of the Roane Alliance.  Wade has accepted a position with a local company and his last day will be Friday, September 21st.  I would like to take this opportunity to …

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DeRose leaving top OR tourism position

(Explore Oak Ridge press release) Explore Oak Ridge President, Marc DeRose, announced today that he plans to resign from the position next month to pursue other career goals. DeRose served as president of Explore Oak Ridge, the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, for four years. He plans to remain in …

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RAM founder, president Stan Brock dies at 82

East Tennessee is mourning the loss Remote Area Medical founder and president Stan Brock, who passed away Wednesday at theage of 82 following complications from a stroke. Brock, a former TV and movie star, founded RAM in 1985 to serve as a safety net provider of free medical care in …

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Follow-Up: Rick Meredith wins state award

Anderson County Chamber of Commerce President Rick Meredith was named Tennessee Chamber Executive of the Year this month. Meredith, who also serves on the Anderson County Commission, received the honor from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives at an annual meeting held in Clarksville, Tennessee, on Thursday, August 23. TCCE is a statewide chamber …

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Ground broken on South Clinton Inclusive Playground

Ground was broken Wednesday on a new inclusive playground for children of all abilities at South Clinton Park. The Clinton City Parks & Recreation Department, in conjunction with the non-profit organization Milly’s Wings, are building the new playground at South Clinton Park and, on Wednesday, city leaders were joined by …

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Clinton bridge replacement contract awarded

As we first told you on “Ask Your Neighbor” earlier this week, the contract to replace the Lewallen Bridge on Highway 25W/State Route 9 (Clinton Highway/Clinch Avenue) over the Clinch River was awarded on August 17th to Charles Blalock & Sons Incorporated out of Sevierville. Their bid for the replacement …

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Non-profit donates body armor to LPD K-9s

A non-profit organization recently donated potentially life-saving equipment for the LaFollette Police Department’s two K-9 officers. The group “Vested Interest” donated two pieces of canine body armor that will be used by the department’s two K-9s, Diesel and Morris. The non-profit solicits donations, which it then turns into specially designed …

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