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.

Mon
Aug 24 2009
11:15 am
By: WhitesCreek
TVA Public Comment Notice
Mon
Aug 24 2009
06:32 am

The fund drive continues for a new pavilion that will seat 350 people in Kingston City Park.
(link...)
Kingston Pavilion Fund Drive,
Kingston City Hall
125 W. Cumberland St.
Kingston, TN 37763.

"It is your turn to be seen. Please come out and STAND UP for health care reform!"

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Fri
Aug 21 2009
12:35 pm

But guess what? This isn't a Roane County problem. It's everywhere's problem. Now are you ready to help us?

The coal lobby got a well-deserved kick in the pants yesterday when the U.S. Geological Service released study results showing shockingly widespread mercury contamination in freshwater fish.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/08/20/toxic-fish-in-u-s-streams-tell-the-true-cost-of-coal-emissions/?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl4|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailyfinance.com%2F2009%2F08%2F20%2Ftoxic-fish-in-u-s-streams-tell-the-true-cost-of-coal-emissions%2F

...TVA President Tom Kilgore said TVA is determined to emerge from the disaster as a leader in disposing of the residues left from the burning of coal.

Thu
Aug 20 2009
04:33 pm

The Wild Kingdom anaconda wrestler Stan Brock, founded Remote Area Medical Wolunteer Corps to bring medical care...FREE medical care...To folks in rural and remore areas. His organization is coming to Roane County.

(link...)

The care is free and is heavly dependant on donations. Check them out and see if you can help...

(link...)

Thu
Aug 20 2009
10:27 am

Frankly, I don't see how they could have expected anything else. When you are out on terms and you violate the terms, I wouldn't really think a judge has any other choice.

(link...)

Thu
Aug 20 2009
09:44 am
By: WhitesCreek

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(Thanks Randy)

Duke University researchers have confirmed what many people in Kingston, Tenn., already knew
Another reason to ditch coal: the ash (link...)
Duke study finds easily inhalable ash bits carry most toxicity (link...)

Wed
Aug 19 2009
07:36 pm

And a member of the Southern Conference All-Academic Team!

(link...)

Wed
Aug 19 2009
04:28 pm

Will TDEC go after these folks?

(link...)

Wed
Aug 19 2009
06:05 am

My first official post was this one:

Be Progressive.

Be Useful.

And be Nice...Or else!

We coulda been more Progressive and we coulda been nicer at times, but we've darn sure been useful!

Thanks to everyone who contributes their thought, time, and effort in our common cause to help make Roane County a better place.

Steve

Wed
Aug 19 2009
04:59 am

So when will the investigation into Brigadoon begin? There are reports of extensive modifications and deforestation of TVA shoreline involved. (This is where we will miss Corvus even more than we do already. He was all over this one.)

...in some cases where a maintain-and-gain proposal would normally have been required, the agency granted water-access rights outside of that process "due to TVA providing erroneous information to the landowner and on persistent appeals to the board and/or management."

(link...)

Wed
Aug 19 2009
01:18 am

I feel that as the person who kept "kicking the can down the road" in regards to the "bumper sticker campaign," it is time to give the concession speech. After weeks of voluminous discussion, we are looking at poll results that put "None of the Above"
far ahead with over double the votes of a distant second place entry which merely states the legal obvious. "TVA - Making their own rules since 1933."

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Tue
Aug 18 2009
04:36 pm

All Mr. Goins has to do is prove that just one of the votes cast on the electronic machines, that he is breaking the law to keep, was counted for the candidate for which it was cast.

(link...)

Tue
Aug 18 2009
01:02 pm

It's possible for Tennessee to enhance tourism, create jobs, grow revenues and reduce health costs. We simply have to change the direction we've been heading in and focus on our real assets - our base of educated people, modernized facilities and our mountains and streams.

Must Read

I wish every candidate got it in this respect like Cammack does.

Mon
Aug 17 2009
06:21 pm

From Lincoln's office:

The location for Congressman Davis’s Cumberland County Regional Town Hall on Thursday, August 20 at 5:00PM has changed from Crossville City Hall to the Palace Theatre.

Mon
Aug 17 2009
08:32 am

The Creative Arts Co-op is hosting its annual open house on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, from 4:00-6:00pm. Everyone is invited to stop by and see what we've been up to... and to see what's cooking for this year.

The Creative Arts Co-op Studio is located at 505 N. Roane Street, Harriman (Next to Adkisson's Florist). For more information or to contact the Creative Arts Co-op, please call 865/765-1129 or visit (link...)

Mon
Aug 17 2009
05:33 am
By: WhitesCreek

By Ray Collett

Hello Readers, Another week has flown by leaving me wondering what "Rockwood Memories" will be about this week.
Going to the mail bag, this letter from Councilman Stan Wassom was there and I would like to share it

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Sun
Aug 16 2009
02:13 pm

Folks all over the country have been talking--and shouting--about health care and its funding.

I thought I'd look up the numbers and see just how much we spend and what we get back in return.

According to the United Nations ((link...)), here is how the US rates in various health care matters:

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Sat
Aug 15 2009
07:07 am

Interesting opinion in the KNS and just as interesting first comment. What do you folks think?

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Heart attack survivors who eat chocolate two or more times per week cut their risk of dying from heart disease about threefold compared to those who never touch the stuff, scientists have reported.

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Fri
Aug 14 2009
01:40 pm
By: WhitesCreek

I've gone outside several times but so far I haven't seen any orange air. I'm on the alert, though, and will keep everyone posted.

(link...)

Fri
Aug 14 2009
12:29 pm
Thu
Aug 13 2009
06:09 pm

Zinc producer Horsehead Corp. said Thursday it plans to resume operations at its Rockwood, Tenn., recycling facility and recall about 30 employees.

Good to see the jobs coming back...Bad to see one of our dubious air quality issues fire back up.

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Thu
Aug 13 2009
03:24 pm

As you may or may not know my company (Sail Away Homes & Land) was one of the very first to file suit against TVA for damages to our business. There has been a lot of discussion by people on all sides of this issue about whether or not the down turn in ... lake property sales was a result of general, economic driven, bad Real Estate market conditions or if the sales had been negatively effected by the TVA Ash Spill and the subsequent negative publicity in all of the media outlets.

Our company finished 2008 almost even on income from 2007 but with significant market share gain and we felt certain that 2009 would be a very good year.

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Thu
Aug 13 2009
08:31 am
By: WhitesCreek

Derail Media Advisory
Draft 8/12/09 – 10:15 p.m. EDT

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Lost Medicaid Funding

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