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.

It’s probably safe to say that many of us are concerned about having enough money to cover our retirement years. In fact, some surveys have shown that we are more frightened of running out of money than we are of dying. What can you do to help alleviate these fears?

ROGERSVILLE — A hayfield, a more than century-old spring house, an iconic barn and two nearby homes have been transformed into a brand-new event venue for people looking for “a different kind of place” to hold wedding receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, company picnics, family reunions or …

For the past several years, artificial intelligence – or AI – has increasingly found a place in many walks of life. Almost certainly, you use some form of AI, whether it’s your time on social media, your use of mobile banking, the navigation system you rely on for directions, or any of the m…

ROGERSVILLE — On Sept. 11, 2019, members of the Rogersville/Hawkins Co. Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to commemorate Allure Spa and Salon joining the Chamber. The salon, which officially opened several months ago, is owned and operated by Kayla Harrell, with Morgan Linkous servin…

MORRISTOWN — First Tennessee Bank, a member of the First Horizon National Corp. family of companies, which also includes Capital Bank, announced this week that Tim Coley has been promoted to community bank president for the Morristown and Greeneville, markets. He will report to Kevin Hefner,…

ROGERSVILLE — What does investing mean to you? If the word makes you think of transactions – buying or selling stocks and bonds – you’re looking at just part of the picture. To work toward all your goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you need a comprehensive financial strategy. And for …

If you’re in the early stages of your working life – or even in the not-so-early ones – the chances are pretty good that you will change jobs at some point. When that happens, you’ll probably leave a few things behind – but will one of them be your 401(k)?

ROGERSVILLE — Through the generosity of Southside Restaurant, Evangelist D.R. Harrison invited pastors to breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 24, where he was able to share his vision and purpose for the ongoing East Tennessee Awakening tent revival with about 50 attending ministers from Hawkins and…

Between your 401(k) or pension, your IRA and Social Security, you hope to have enough to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Yet, you may want, or need, to find other financial resources – one of which might be a fixed annuity, which offers a guaranteed interest rate and can be structu…

Now that summer is winding down, it will soon be “back-to-school” time. When children are young, your logistics for the new academic year may involve little more than a trip to buy school supplies. But if you’d like to send your kids (or grandkids) to college someday, you need to plan far ah…

As a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your competition. You can’t afford to miss out on the trends affecting your industry. You can’t afford to alienate customers. And here’s one more item to add to the list: You can’t afford not to create a retirement plan for yourself.

Over the years, you’ll experience many personal and professional milestones. Each of these can be satisfying, but they may also bring challenges – especially financial ones. That’s why you may want to seek the guidance of a financial professional. Here are some of the key life events you may…

Once again, it’s time for fireworks, picnics and parades as the nation celebrates Independence Day. Collectively, we enjoy many liberties, but some freedoms can be elusive – and financial freedom is one of them. What actions can you take to help yourself eventually declare your own financial…

Summer is here at last. For many people, it’s time to get the car ready for a long road trip. And with GPS-enabled smartphones, it’s now a lot easier to navigate these drives without getting lost. During your life, you may take many journeys – one of which is the long road you’ll travel towa…

If you’re a dad, you may well be pleased to unwrap some tools as Father’s Day gifts. Of course, it might be a stereotype that all men are handy at repairs; women certainly can be every bit as good when it comes to building and fixing things. In fact, the construction process is valuable for …

If you own a business, you’ve always got plenty to think about: sales, marketing, employees, competition, industry trends, consumer preferences – the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you might not take time to think about retirement. But if and when that d…

If you want to help pay for your children’s college educations, you might want to consider contributing to a 529 plan. With this plan, your earnings grow federally tax-free, as long as the withdrawals are used for qualified higher education expenses such as tuition and room and board. Yet, y…

AKRON, Ohio — Seeking to understand the science and innovation of tires formulation, the crew of the Emmy-nominated Science Channel show “Tomorrow’s World Today” find exactly what they are looking for when they visit the Eastman research and development facility for tires additives, located …

If you’ve noticed an increase in bicycle-related events lately, it may be because May is recognized as “Bike Month” – and some cities even observe a specific Bike Week. Of course, bicycling is good exercise and an environmentally friendly method of transportation, but it can also teach us so…

KNOXVILLE — For the third consecutive year, Apex Bank has been named as the top performing community bank in Tennessee by the Independent Community Bankers Association’s (ICBA) Top-Performing Community Banks industry analysis, as featured in this month’s edition of Independent Banker magazin…

If you’ve graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away. And yet you have several good reasons …

If you work for a business that offers a 401(k) plan, consider yourself fortunate, because a 401(k), with its tax advantages and variety of investment options, is a great way to save for retirement. But what if you need to tap in to your plan before you retire? Is it a good idea to borrow fr…

It’s almost impossible to save too much for retirement. After all, you could spend two, or even three, decades as a retiree. And retirement is not cheap – even if you maintain a relatively modest lifestyle, some of your expenses, especially those involving health care, may continue to rise o…

ROGERSVILLE — After 14 years of serving shoppers in Rogersville, United Grocery Outlet is closing. A spoksesperson for the company told the Review that the closing, effective at the end of May, is because UGO was “unable to satisfy an agreeable lease term” with its landlord. “We thank you fo…

On April 22, millions of people will observe Earth Day by participating in events that support environmental protection. As a citizen, you may want to take part in a local celebration. And as an investor, you can learn a few lessons from the themes of Earth Day.

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