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When the COVID-19 crisis began to rear its ugly head, a few of our long-time advertisers, such as grocery stores, department stores, and others, out of an abundance of caution, we are sure, cancelled their pre-printed insert schedules until further notice, due primarily to changing store hou…

These are challenging times. Like everyone, you are concerned about keeping your family safe and healthy, and you’re doing your part to help protect your community from the effects of the coronavirus. And if you’re an investor, you must also address your financial situation. How should you r…

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ROGERSVILLE — Due to escalating concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rogersville/Hawkins Co. Chamber of Commerce and First Community Bank have made the decision to cancel the Chamber’s General Membership Breakfast which was scheduled for Thursday, March 26.

As you go through life, you’ll have many financial goals. Fortunately, you don’t need to achieve them all at the same time. But when you have a mix of short- and long-term goals, you will need to pursue some different investment strategies simultaneously.

BRISTOL — Effective immediately, Food City plans to hire 2,500 additional associates to assist many of our friends, neighbors and area students who are currently seeking employment.

What do your fellow citizens fear most? Almost half of them – 49% – are most afraid of running out of money during retirement, a higher percentage than the 44% whose chief concern is failing health, according to a recent survey by Aegon Center for Longevity and other groups.

NASHVILLE — In light of the ongoing developments related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on financial markets, the Tenn. Dept. of Commerce and Insurance’s Securities Division is reminding investors to beware of con artists who are seeking to capitalize on fear …

International Women’s Day 2020 is observed on March 8. This special day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Yet, women still face gender barriers as they seek to achieve their financial goals. How can you address these challenges?

ROGERSVILLE — In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers, and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever considered another key relationship – the one you have with money?

On Valentine’s Day, you can give your spouse or life partner a traditional gift such as candy or flowers. But once you’ve done that, why not think about something that can provide longer-lasting benefits for your loved one? Specifically, think about ways to provide a lifetime of financial pr…

ROGERSVILLE — If you’ve had an IRA or 401(k) for a long time, you’re probably pretty familiar with the rules governing withdrawals and contributions – because, for the most part, they haven’t changed in years. And you may also know what’s going to happen to your IRA if you leave it to someon…

As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider your personal retirement plan and business succession strategy.

It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these accounts, or if you run a business, you’ll want to learn more.

COLUMBIA — Later this month and in February, the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture, in cooperation with the Tenn. Dept. of Agriculture, and Tenn. Farm Winegrowers Alliance, will offer workshops for farmers interested in producing grapes.

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? When many of us make these promises, we focus on ways we can improve some form of our health. We vow to get more physically healthy by going to the gym, or we promise to improve our mental health by learning a new language or instr…

NASHVILLE — More Tennesseans took home paychecks in November, leading to a slight drop in statewide unemployment. New data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows a 0.1 of a percentage point decrease in unemployment when compared to the previous month, setting …

KINGSPORT — Eastman Credit Union discovered that Church Hill Middle School library needed new and relevant reading material for students and stepped up to donate $2,500 for the purchase of books the students would enjoy.

You’ve probably heard or read about inflection points. The term has a specific definition in mathematics, but it’s also used widely to describe historical or technological events, such as the Industrial Revolution or the creation of the internet – events that changed human existence in some …

You’ve probably heard or read about inflection points. The term has a specific definition in mathematics, but it’s also used widely to describe historical or technological events, such as the Industrial Revolution or the creation of the internet – events that changed human existence in some …

ROGERSVILLE — Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us should regularly put money away for when we’re retired. But you can also benefit by investing in your famil…

If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed guidelines that make sense for all investors. Here are some to consider:

ROGERSVILLE — Business owners, staff, members of the Chamber of Commerce and the community gathered on Nov. 14, 2019 for an official ribbon cutting to welcome Revive Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology to Rogersville. Owned by Debra DeWitt, the new business is located at 850 West Main Street…

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday. Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your loved ones this year, perhaps you can think of ways to share not only your dinner, but also your financial bounty.

ROGERSVILLE — Employees at Luttrell Staffing stand alongside owner David Luttrell and members of the Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The business is located at 952 West Broadway Street in Rogersville and takes applications Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Hawkins County was recognized for its workforce development achievements over the past year at the ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, along with 48 other participating ACT Work Ready Communities. The annual summit, which brings together e…

Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach us about how we conduct various aspects of our lives? For example, consider the following tr…

ROGERSVILLE — If your employer offers a 401(k) or similar plan, you’ve got a powerful retirement-savings tool at your disposal. And yet, how well you do with your 401(k) depends greatly on your choices and actions. What steps can you take to maximize the benefits of your plan?

ROGERSVILLE — First Tennessee became unified under the new name of First Horizon Bank on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, under the holding company, First Horizon National Corp.

ROGERSVILLE – In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, First Community Bank of East Tennessee and the Independent Community Bankers of America® are reminding consumers of simple steps they can take to safeguard their sensitive data when making purchases online or via a smar…

You may know you want to leave something behind for the next generation, but, if you’re like many people, you’re less sure about how to do it. Simply put, you need an estate plan. But who can help you create one?

ROGERSVILLE — HDK Industries Inc., a non-woven textiles manufacturer located in the Rogersville Industrial Park, is pleased to announce they have been awarded ISO 9001 certification.

ROGERSVILLE – Like many people, you may spend decades putting money into your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. But eventually you will want to take this money out – if you must start withdrawing some of it. How can you make the best use of these funds?

ROGERSVILLE — HolstonConnect, a subsidiary of Holston Electric Cooperative that aims to bring gigabit Internet to thousands of unserved residents in rural East Tennessee, has been awarded a $862,017 Appalachian Regional Commission grant for the Holston Electric Cooperative Rural Broadband project.

We’ve still got a couple of months until 2019 draws to a close, but it’s not too early to make some end-of-the-year financial moves. In fact, it may be a good idea to take some of these steps sooner rather than later.

It’s a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits. But by staying out of the financial markets, and only putting their money in “safe” vehicles that offer few or no growth prospects, …

KNOXVILLE – Apex Bank has been recognized by the Institute of Extraordinary Banking with the Thought Leader Banky™ Award for Extraordinary Bank Practices, raising the standards of banking with excellence in unique and cutting-edge practices while achieving exemplary financial results.

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