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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

(link...)

(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.

Lost Medicaid Funding

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