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.Continued...
Do we have anything like this in Roane County?
Should we make one of our own or just join the existing group for wider scope? Thoughts?
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
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!
Gotta love it...I sense there is a broken heart somewhere in Roane County.
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...)
"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."
This is a huge and tragic event that took the lives of many other officials as well.
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.Continued...
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.
Of all the people in human history who ever reached the age of 65, half are alive now.
To Roane County Community Advisory Group
April 09, 2010
North Embayment Ash Consolidation Work to beginContinued...
Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote the first one, The Every Brothers themselves wrote the second, a number one hit 50 years ago this month.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?Continued...
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.
I'm watching the rain roll in and hoping for the best.
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?
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.
against CREW's complaint regarding C Street living quarters at below market housing rates:Continued...
Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr. believes state lawmakers’ efforts to undermine health care reform would be pre-empted by federal law.
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.
Other RoaneViews blogs
- Camelot Comes to Life on May 14 at the Tennessee Medieval Faire (mushy)
- Darren York - New Princess manager (mushy)
- "An Evening of Remembrance" - Black History Month Event (mushy)
- Last Two Movie Nights In 2015 (mushy)
- Babahatchie Community Band Tonight At The Princess (mushy)
- Forth Annual Dr. Eric Littleton Christmas Concert (mushy)
- The "Last Dance" was great! (mushy)
- GRAND PREES "Last Dance" - August 15th - Princess Theatre (mushy)
- WWII Reenactment at the Secret City Festival (mushy)
- The three-in-one concert Saturday was great! (mushy)