Fri
Sep 4 2009
08:46 am

I've posted a permanent link to the CAG over on the right under "Folks that Help". There is a contact link there that folks can use to ask for information or bring itemms to the attention of the CAG. The CAG is currently buried under all the organization stuff required by the EPA but the first official meeting will be in a couple of weeks. Meetings will be open to the public and dates and times will be publish at the website. I'll also try to have the info posted here as well.

Lincoln has let us know he'll be there supporting Roane County as always. We may have to order more barbecue!

Master musician, bassist Graham Waldrip, is bringing his jazz trio friends to Roane County Park Saturday. We lured him away from the UT-WKY football game with promises of barbecue and tips. He promises to shift into some blues if the crowd gets right (and we tip really well).

Thu
Sep 3 2009
11:41 am

Ya never know how they'll work out in the long run. But it seems like a positive idea that could help our state - which could help our county. Tennessee is developing a website to promote economic development in the entire state. See (link...)

RB

This is a great chance to speak personally with several statewide candidates and learn more about what they want to do for Tennessee.

Candidate for Governor, Ward Cammack , has just let us know he will attend the picnic at Roane County Park on Saturday.

Wed
Sep 2 2009
05:58 pm

Randy Neal shares his magnificent slide show of today's event.
Governor Bredesen had a tough time smiling it seems.

(link...)

Update: Randy's coverage to go with the photos.

Wed
Sep 2 2009
10:18 am

Candidate for Governor, Senator Jim Kyle, has confirmed that he will attend and speak with Roane County Democrats. Candidate for Congressional District 3, Paula Flowers, will also speak.

The Roane County Democratic Party will host its traditional Labor Day weekend barbecue lunch and picnic at Roane County Park from 12 until 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $5 at the event with kids under 12 eating for free.

Wed
Sep 2 2009
10:06 am
By: WhitesCreek

The US Whitewater Freestyle Team is in Germany at the moment competing in the World Whitewater Rodeo Championships. Eric Jackson of Jackson Kayaks in Sparta, TN, won his first Worlds when they were on the Ocoee. When he was at Dagger his flatwater workouts started at the park in Kingston and looped up the Clinch and Emory rivers. He won his 4th World Championship in 2007 at 42.

Wed
Sep 2 2009
07:02 am
By: WhitesCreek

Tue
Sep 1 2009
03:05 pm

Here is the latest EPA Pollution Report. Lots of interesting things in there, but mainly the amount of ash being removed has jumped with the start up of the 20 inch dredge. Now if they can keep it running they may have a shot at getting the Emory cleared before a big rain event. Here's hoping!

(link...)

Tue
Sep 1 2009
07:45 am

I saw Calvino on tv this morning but I didn't catch that he lives in Rockwood until now. From what I can find out, he really needs to get checked over by a doctor who can dig into his situation. It is really unfortunate that kids at school make fun of him for it. Take charge of this, Teachers...

(link...)

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Tue
Sep 1 2009
07:41 am

This is a good balanced piece and well worth your time to read...

"Our findings emphasize the fact that although you may stop the emission of toxic elements from coal-fired power plants into the air, they remain in the fly ash that gets stored in power plants' contaminant ponds, and may still end up in the environment," said Avner Vengosh, associate professor of earth and ocean sciences at the Nicholas School at Duke University.

(link...)

Tue
Sep 1 2009
06:09 am

Miss Anna Belle was a fixture in Tennessee Democratic politics for decades. She passed away two weeks after a fall at her house. She was 86.

She was the first woman to serve as a committee chair in the Tennessee state senate. She was a great Senator for Roane County.

(link...)

Mon
Aug 31 2009
02:13 pm

WORK SESSION - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 – 6:00 P.M.

KINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTER – ROOM C

A G E N D A

Continued...

Mon
Aug 31 2009
02:00 pm

Rarity continues to be a bad actor.

The photos taken two weeks ago look pretty bad.

(Tips to R. Neal)

Mon
Aug 31 2009
06:30 am
Sun
Aug 30 2009
06:48 pm

Roane County United Way will hold a "Dog Days at the Courthouse" event on Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Old Roane County Courthouse in Kingston, Tennessee. There will be a grilled hot dog lunch and the program will begin "around noon." Diana Knobloch, Roane County United Way Executive Director, writes that "Robin Wilhoit from Channel 10 will be our guest speaker for the day."

Continued...

Sat
Aug 29 2009
11:20 am

The local Alabama community needs to get access to this site and make sure proceedure is followed. With good engineering an construction the dangers are minuscule. We've all seen what can happen when they aren't or there is lax oversight.

(link...)

Sat
Aug 29 2009
07:58 am
By: WhitesCreek

So last Monday I was talking on the phone to an associate in Atlanta and I'm like this aerobic phone talker who can't sit still so I'm walking around and go outside. I see this thing like a leaf hanging from one of the bird feeders on a spider web and it keeps twirling around like it's blowing in the breeze. Something about it doesn't look right so I keep talking to Don but I walked down the stone steps to see what this thing is and it's a bird...a humming bird.

Continued...

Fri
Aug 28 2009
09:08 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Harriman 7

Well played by both teams.

Fri
Aug 28 2009
07:41 pm
By: WhitesCreek
August Sky on Whites Creek
Fri
Aug 28 2009
06:35 pm

Some dedicated folks held Healthcare Reform signs in downtown Kings Town this afternoon and got honked at by hundreds. Ok, there was one single finger salute and some thumbs down and even a fist shaken in our direction, but mostly folks were supportive on "Health Care for All Americans"

Pictures after I fix Mrs. Creek some chicken soup. She's got that back to school feverish on Friday night, geez it's the weekend, I can't be sick on my own time, crud.

Continued...

Fri
Aug 28 2009
05:03 pm
By: Rockwood Lawyer

Singer/songwriter Jay Clark will be performing during the normal worship service of Rockwood First Christian Church Sunday, July 30, 2009 at 10:50 a.m. Everyone is welcome this and every Sunday.

Thu
Aug 27 2009
08:37 pm

17 Cumberland Co. Residents Say Landfill Will Destroy Quality Of Life

They are suing the county mayor and county commission under the Jackson Law, a law that says elected bodies must consider eight things before making a decision including property values and safety.

See the story here: (link...)

Wed
Aug 26 2009
10:03 am
By: onetahiti

Apparently giving berries a brief hot bath can sharply reduce spoilage from mold: (link...)

Sounds good to me! :) We love our good local strawberries but always have to eat them quickly.

-- OneTahiti

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Wed
Aug 26 2009
07:29 am

It's not just butt ugly, it shows up in our drinking water. Atrazine is not supposed to be sprayed near water in the first place, but all of us on our daily commutes can see where this rule is violated. The question is whether our drinking water is tested for atrazine and it's breakdown products at the time they would be present? The question that our local officials should look into is simple:

Has county drinking water been tested for atrazine since the roads were sprayed?

Here's a study of the upper TN river basin that borders us. And by the way...The company that manufactures Atrazine is in Switzerland. Atrazine is banned in Switzerland and all of the European Union. Tell you anything?

Tue
Aug 25 2009
11:48 am
Tue
Aug 25 2009
09:12 am

The Roane County Democratic Party has two tickets left at the $100 price. After this they will be $150. Send me a private message if you are interested.

Lost Medicaid Funding

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