Mon
Apr 12 2010
09:11 pm
By: Ron Woody
Ron Woody

I'm Ron Woody and I'm new to this blog. I will not have a lot of time to spend updating information or maybe even reading the daily blogs but I would like to share a little about the upcoming elections and my qualifications.

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Mon
Apr 12 2010
12:12 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Do we have anything like this in Roane County?

(link...)

Should we make one of our own or just join the existing group for wider scope? Thoughts?

Sun
Apr 11 2010
07:29 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Update: Councilwoman Judy Wassom just passed away.....Ray

earlier: An ambulance was dispatched to Councilwoman Judy Wassom's residence a little while ago. Judy's daughter found her apparently having a heart attack. Judy's son-in-law performed CPR and an ambulance took her to Roane Medical Center. The word I received from the emergency personnel was not good at all. The family has been called in...As you know Judy recently lost her husband Stan and she stayed 40 or so days at the hospital with him. It certainly took a strain on her. Please remember Judy in your prayers, she means so very much to all of us and to our city....Ray Collett

Sun
Apr 11 2010
06:59 pm

I shot photos at Bill Landry's 60th birthday party after the play Saturday evening, and went back today to see the production. I was quite impressed by Michael Golebiewski's production of the stage play. Mostly, I was taken by Bill Landry's portrayal of Atticus Finch. His plea for decency in the 1935 courtroom nearly brought tears to my eyes.


Here is the wonderful cast...they will be back next Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for their final performances. At $10 a head, you will not find better entertainment for your buck on Broadway! Support'em folks...they are our own!

Sun
Apr 11 2010
05:35 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Gotta love it...I sense there is a broken heart somewhere in Roane County.

Sun
Apr 11 2010
09:28 am
By: WhitesCreek

This whole process bothers me. The Roane Alliance has dirty hands on this one. A good bill promoting the safe handling of coal waste had been working its way through the legislature with broad support and then behind the scenes, it appears the Chamber lobbyist had it killed. (link...)

Sat
Apr 10 2010
09:10 am

"In Tennessee, legislation to limit mountaintop removal was thought to have broad support but was stalled in subcommittee by legislators who regularly oppose environmental initiatives at the behest of business."

Link

Sat
Apr 10 2010
08:37 am

This is a huge and tragic event that took the lives of many other officials as well.

Fri
Apr 9 2010
10:16 pm

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird" is under way at the Theatre in the O'Brien Humanities Building at Roane State Community College.

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Fri
Apr 9 2010
05:42 pm

A friend of mine does computer work for a home health agency in Oak Ridge. He just called and asked if I knew any good RNs looking for work in Roane County. There are two openings, one requiring supervisory experience. I didn't know of anyone offhand so thought I'd post about it here. Someone wanting to apply for one of those jobs should call his cell at 865-304-3226.

-- OneTahiti

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Fri
Apr 9 2010
05:16 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Of all the people in human history who ever reached the age of 65, half are alive now.

(link...)

Fri
Apr 9 2010
03:18 pm

To Roane County Community Advisory Group

April 09, 2010

North Embayment Ash Consolidation Work to begin

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Fri
Apr 9 2010
08:47 am
By: WhitesCreek

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote the first one, The Every Brothers themselves wrote the second, a number one hit 50 years ago this month.

Fri
Apr 9 2010
05:21 am

Roane County could have a chance at truly flowering were we to get fast (1 Gb/sec) universal broadband. We aren't winning the Google broadband contest, but we could do like these folks and do it ourselves.

Electing broadband-savvy county and city officials would help. Does anyone know which candidates are the most likely to understand the need for fast broadband? These would be smart folks to support.

Update: The original speed posted was a typo; this is now corrected to 1 gigabit/second.

-- OneTahiti

Thu
Apr 8 2010
07:09 pm

There's too much here to tell you about. Go see for yourself. Where else would you find schools that have the fewest hours per week in the developed world, kids don't start to school until they are 7, speak three languages by the time they are 12, and score the highest in the world on tests?

And no dress codes!

(link...)

Thu
Apr 8 2010
05:28 pm

State officials said the process is necessary to remove people from the program who have moved out of state, are no longer disabled or whose incomes exceed the limits.

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Thu
Apr 8 2010
03:57 pm

Looks like Norfolk Southern won't talk to TVA either:

Without advance notice from NS, due to the track maintenance, some of the empty rail cars being delivered to the Kingston Ash Recovery Project had to be decoupled to be brought onto the site.

NS blocked Black Creek road for most of the day without notice to the residents who were pinned in behind the work crew. There's only one way out and at least one senior gentleman missed his doctor's appointment as a result.

(link...)

Thu
Apr 8 2010
12:57 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Radioactive Tritium released accidentally.

(link...)

Thu
Apr 8 2010
08:09 am

Way back before TVA became a "Wholly Owned Subsidiary" of energy cartels, It was a pretty good agency for economic development and environmental considerations and awareness. Now we have a big mess on our hands in Roane County and a coal mining tragedy in West Virginia with essentially the same root cause, greed fostered carelessness. These disasters place a huge burden of personal tragedy on our communities and also a huge economic burden on them as well. What on Earth are we going to do about it?

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Thu
Apr 8 2010
07:03 am
By: WhitesCreek

My pickup truck sits out there in the rain with the half load of manure that I wasn't able to get unloaded last night. The start to my gardening season is going to be extra special this year.

Thu
Apr 8 2010
06:57 am

Oh yeah...

(link...)

Thu
Apr 8 2010
06:31 am

I'm watching the rain roll in and hoping for the best.

(link...)

Wed
Apr 7 2010
04:22 pm

I'm trying to find biographies with education, detailed work experience, and background for our Roane County candidates in the upcoming election.

I miss the League of Women Voters. Their pamphlets were always neutral, helpful, and informative.

Where should I look for neutral, balanced information on candidates?

-- OneTahiti

Wed
Apr 7 2010
09:58 am

I've been unable to find the CMS proposed dress code online. Can anyone give us a link? It is coming up again at the BOE meeting on Thursday.

So far I haven't seen a concise list of the problems the code is supposed to cure other than preventing students from wearing shirts with messages that faculty find offensive.

(link...)

Tue
Apr 6 2010
11:20 pm
By: macmurchadh

against CREW's complaint regarding C Street living quarters at below market housing rates:

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Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr. believes state lawmakers’ efforts to undermine health care reform would be pre-empted by federal law.

Link

Tue
Apr 6 2010
09:19 am

Douglas Patterson, 37, last known address 1848 Old Harriman Highway, Harriman, TN, is wanted by the Roane County Sheriff’s Office for five counts of child rape. On May 11, 2009, the sheriff’s office responded to a report of a rape of a 12-year-old female. Two days later, Patterson confessed to sex crimes against his victim. He was indicted by the Roane County Grand Jury in October of 2009. His bond amount is set at $8,000.

So let's watch and see if the Bonding company has to pay the bond. There's also a $1000 reward on Patterson.

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.