The Dog made him do it? Really? For some reason the news stories fail to mention that this guy is a Republican.
The Tullahoma News reports that Matheny’s car careened through a parking lot and into Martha’s Flowers and Gifts on Monday morning.
Matheny said his dog had jumped into the front seat of his 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis and that the lawmaker tried to brake but mistakenly hit the gas.
The preliminary evidence is promising, if still incomplete. One study in Rialto, Calif. found that officers who did not wear body cameras were twice as likely to use force as those who were. Initial results from another study in Mesa, Ariz., suggest that 65 percent fewer complaints were filed against officers who wore cameras.
It turns out that both officers and citizens behave better if they know cameras are operating.
There are issues to be worked out and the study covers those as well.
The West Roane County VFD website has updated safety links for this holiday season:
Not on Corporations, mind you. He voted to raise taxes on the working poor and barge operators on the Tennessee river.
There's so much wrong with this I don't know where to start. The reason this project got cut by B & W is that they couldn't find support from investors, who see it as a loser. If you take away the tax payer funded insurance, since the private sector won't insure nukes either, this project fails all by itself. If you look at TVA's performance history, it's pretty obvious they can't be trusted to protect the public and then will refuse to make us whole when they have a disaster. So what does TVA do?...
It's full speed ahead with small nukes and they want to put them here in Roane County, just upstream of Kingston. Can we have some reason and sanity here?
The Tennessee Valley Authority has said it will keep secret the incentives offered to an automobile parts manufacturer to encourage an expansion of its Clinton factory. Such secrecy runs counter to TVA's role as a public entity with a mission to promote economic development in the region.
The race between State Rep Rick Womick and current House Speaker Beth Harwell illustrates how institutionally crazy the Tennessee GOP is right now. There's a robo call going around accusing Governor Haslam and Rep. Harwell of corruption. So when asked about it, Womick says it's a plot by Haslam. Really? Here's a link. See if you can make sense out of this looney bin we call the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Before we click over to the Buzz, let's take a moment to see what we can do to help the kids and adults in yesterday's school bus crash that killed two children and an adult teacher's aide. The aide has a Rockwood connection. This is a tough thing for children at any time of year and I have a hole in my heart thinking about the parents who lost children. I won't link that story, since we'll be bombarded even on national news.
Here are the main stories from CPI:
Tennessee teachers pressure Gov. Haslam to provide 6 percent raises
Womick says GOP behind attacks on Harwell
Tennessee Spends Millions to Save Emails for Lawsuits
Head of TN Dem Party has heart procedure
Shouldn't they at least have deducted the costs of hunting Shawn Smoot down and extraditing him from Alabama? I don't get this one.
In March 2013, Smoot's parents posted his $250,000 bond with the Roane County Criminal Court. But then in late April, officials arrested Smoot on a DUI charge in McMinn County. A judge later revoked his bond, but officials had already released Smoot from jail. Smoot was on the run until U.S. Marshals captured him at a mental hospital in Chattanooga on May 5.
Chief Wright has my respect and support...
Police Chief Danny Wright says each camera cost about $300. He says budgets are tight in small departments, but it's money well spent.
"It better documents what actually happens at the scene of any call we answer," Wright said.
He says the cameras offer better protection for the officers, as well as the public.
Farm welfare queen who is also a TN Congressman Fincher's aide resigns after insulting Obama girls.
If you thought things were bad in our state legislature before, Beth Harwell is being attacked by fellow Republicans for being a "moderate". This is beyond bizarre!
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
Division of Solid Waste Management
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 14th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM), will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on its tentative decision to issue a solid waste disposal facility major modification to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for construction, operation, closure, and post-closure care of the existing Class II landfill for the disposal of industrial waste consisting of gypsum waste, fly ash, bottom ash boiler slag, cinders, and clinkers generated onsite from the burning of coal and the operation of air pollution control equipment by the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant – IDL730000211. It is worth noting that TVA is moving from wet placement of its coal combustion residuals to a dry stacking waste management process. The dry stack landfill method will produce a more stable final fill.Continued...
Nothing classy about Elizabeth Lauten’s criticism of the Obama girls...
Legislators get less than $2 daily increase in base pay, $10 bump in per diem...
Congress Raises Tax on Working Americans, Cuts it for Corporations...
I have trouble understanding why this guy hasn't been tried for murder already and no trouble whatsoever thinking the bond his parents put up should be forfeited. From the RCN story:
Chris and Jane Smoot are his adoptive parents. They secured his release by posting the $250,000 cash bond.
The conditions of release required Smoot to maintain good behavior, but he continued to have trouble with the law while out on bond. A Knox County woman accused him of stalking her. Smoot was also arrested in McMinn County on April 22 for DUI, resisting arrest and violation of implied consent.
We see some interesting things when we check our security cameras. This was just a few days ago. These guys are about 5 months ahead of schedule.
November 25, 2014
Mr. Don Osborne
Director, Assessment and Field Operations
Division of Property Assessments
James K. Polk State Office Building
505 Deaderick Street, Suite 1400
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1402
Re: Roane County 2015 Reappraisal
Dear Mr. Osborne,
This letter is in response to your letter dated November 10, 2014 in which you requested estimated completion dates for major phases of our reappraisal program. Some of the items have been completed, but will be adjusted at some point during the reappraisal as we gather more data and run our statistical and quality reports.Continued...
I'll be up before dawn getting the turkey going in the smoker. Looks like it's going to be an adventure...
Tonight A chance of rain before 3am, then a chance of rain and snow between 3am and 5am, then a chance of snow after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thanksgiving Day A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then a slight chance of rain between 10am and noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Pianist Dr. Eric Littleton and special guest Muse Watson have scheduled their Celebration of Christmas Music show for December 19th, at the Princess Theatre in Harriman. Tickets are only $10!
KnoxViews.com has the study and story...
Ferguson Protests in TN, TN Sec of State promotes self with taxpayer money, and more...
It looks like Commissioner Berry and County Executive Ron Woody may have jumped the gun somewhat in going all sky is falling on the Assessor's office and the scheduled 2015 reappraisal. The appraisal process is behind schedule but so was the Commission's approval of the new appraisal software system, which the Assessor uses for the job.
Could we all just work together here?
Attorney Leffew's letter is attached. Due to the way it was scanned you will have to rotate the PDF to see it right side up.
The destruction of our public schools is high on the list, funded by Students First:
...dark money — funding where the donors are undisclosed to the public — has generally come from national organizations. StudentsFirst, for example, reports in Tennessee only that six-figure chunks of cash came from the national headquarters in Sacramento, Calif., then was spent bashing state legislative candidates or local school board candidates who don’t support the “education reform” organization’s agenda or supporting those who do
That story and a bunch more from the CPI Buzz...
From the TCWP newsletter:
Emory River property at Camp Austin donated by Reisters A few months ago TCWP members David and Willa Reister donated 50 acres on the Emory River to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA). A dedication ceremony was held November 5.
Michael Brady Inc. and The Lewis Group are the finalists. Both groups are well versed in building schools, the question is which one can best study our situation and show us the best future for our children's education? Loyalties and football rivalries must be set aside and an objective decision must be made. Our schools should be at least as modern as our jails.
Wouldn't you know it, right after I order a new audio receiver the place I go for wires and connectors closes. I guess the fact that I "ordered" the electronics instead of buying local may be indicative of part of the problem. The other bit of info you should know is that I made several calls to find out that no one within 50 miles carried the Consumer Reports "best" component I was interested in.
So not only does TVA not have to pay for damage to property values in Roane County because of federal immunity, workers can't get their medical bills due to ash exposure paid for the same reason. TVA just paid out $137 million in bonuses but refuses to be responsible for its actions because the law says it doesn't have to?
Jacobs Engineering Group argued that it was entitled to the same immunity given to contractors in other litigation over the TVA ash spill.
U.S. district court judge Thomas Varlan agreed and dismissed the case in September.
The plaintiffs have since filed an appeal with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Robert E. Cummings, the former UT officer, and Benito D. Lopez, formerly of the TVA, are scheduled to be sentenced in March and could face a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
TVA to the Roane Community Advisory Group:
We are nearing completion of major construction activities associated with the Kingston Recovery project. The landfill will be capped and covered by early December, and over the next three months, we will be removing haul roads, cutting a channel under the overpass to connect the north and middle embayments, and general site clean-up. As such, we are making the following changes:Continued...
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