Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 24, 2009 - 7:28am.

The highest and best use for a security camera?

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 24, 2009 - 6:44am.

Republicans wasted no time in repaying their big money donors by abandoning any promise of a safe and healthy Tennessee environment and are charging forward with pending legislation to pass on the environmental costs of doing business to you and me and our children.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 23, 2009 - 9:39pm.

Scott is much improved over the last time I saw them but unfortunately, Kingston is too.

More pictures here


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 23, 2009 - 9:36pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 23, 2009 - 3:28pm.

We have to keep asking why the person in charge of fair elections has to be a partisan? From the Crossville Chronical...

Never in my life have I witnessed anything that comes close to the spectacle called the Cumberland County Election Commission's reorganizational meeting. If you are a fan of Southern gothic novels, then you missed the show of the century.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 23, 2009 - 2:33pm.

Now you know as much as I do about this:

U.S. EPA issued Perma-Fix a permit to commercially store and dispose of radioactive Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s) at its disposal facility located in Kingston, Tennessee. The Kingston disposal facility uses a waste fuel boiler unit for the thermal destruction of radioactive and mixed (radioactive and hazardous) liquids and semi-solid wastes.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 23, 2009 - 9:22am.

Ray Collett sends this note...

Rockwood City Councilman and good friend Gene East passed away this morning. Gene suffered a stroke a couple of months ago. He will certainly be missed.....Evan's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements which will be forthcoming....Ray


Submitted by Ray Collett on April 23, 2009 - 9:13am.

Rockwood City Councilman Gene East passed away this morning at the Oak Ridge Hospital. Councilman East was a dedicated supporter of the Rockwood citizens and a good friend. Evans Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements which will be forthcoming...Ray Collett


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 22, 2009 - 12:01pm.

“We the people do not need Big Government to clean up the environment.”

Robin Smith, Chair TN Republican Party.

"We the people" means big corporations, like National Coal, to Robin Smith, who is pondering a run for Zach Wamp's Congressional seat.


Submitted by RoaneBooster on April 22, 2009 - 10:29am.

Well, here ya have it. There IS some good news to be found on this earth! Never be a doubter!

Reminds me of Ben Franklin's statement of faith: "The existence of beer is proof positive that there is a merciful God who loves us and wants us to be happy!"

See beer good news at: Link...

a grinning RB


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 22, 2009 - 7:59am.

Sometime during the longest night of this past winter, everybody in Roane County became environmentally aware and quite a few of us became environmental activists. The ghost of our cheap electrical power came back to claim its due.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 21, 2009 - 4:25pm.

Actually...I don't know that either one of these is a man.



Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 21, 2009 - 1:56pm.

Link...

Bronchitis is the report.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 21, 2009 - 12:59pm.

It's gone in the Genral Subcommittee...Dead for this year.

Ken Yager...Not Present


Submitted by iheartmountains on April 21, 2009 - 12:58pm.

Dozens arrested after Duke protest
By Bruce Henderson
bhenderson@charlotteobserver.com
Posted: Monday, Apr. 20, 2009

Police arrested more than 40 protesters today at Duke Energy's Charlotte headquarters following a rally and march against Duke's coal policies.

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Submitted by RoaneBooster on April 21, 2009 - 10:25am.

Well, seems like some folks in Singapore have worked out a reasonable reastion to pull CO2 out of the air and us it to make a useful organic product. A new twist to recycling the atmosphere in favor of sustainability. Produces methanol, the simplest alcohol, which is useful in many chemical processes and as a solvent.

Link...

RB


Submitted by RoaneBooster on April 21, 2009 - 10:20am.

Check this out. Mesh nodes instead of discrete nodes for wireless connectivity. It MAY help us!

Link...

RB


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 21, 2009 - 8:30am.

The Roane County Democratic Party meets tonight at the Kingston Community Center at 7 p.m.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 21, 2009 - 5:51am.

This is something we know a little bit about, unfortunately. Check the TV schedule and be sure to watch this.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 20, 2009 - 7:18pm.

It's always a great rivalry when Cherokee plays Lenoir City.


Sam Rose defends against the Lenoir City attack.

Cherokee 4, Lenoir City 1

More photos here


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 20, 2009 - 3:35pm.

TVA has a full page ad in the Monday's Roane County News that tries to justify all of their actions, particularly in trying to claim immunity from lawsuits. It appears that they're saying they should be immune from all suits because some of them are excessive or were filed by people who live miles from the catastrophe.

TVA is certainly doing some good things and they should defend themselves from bad lawsuits. But to make the claim that they are the only ones who can decide who is harmed and who isn't...is absurdity.


Submitted by onetahiti on April 20, 2009 - 11:24am.

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a good time to look for more ways you can help those around you. For example, the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (Link...) needs help! To find out more about NVW, see: Link...

National Volunteer Week
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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 20, 2009 - 7:40am.

By Ray Collett

Hello Readers...
Last week I mentioned that I would like to have some email from our readers and share with us your memories of Rockwood and let us know where you are living, how your life has been, share different things with us...I will copy them exactly as they are written if you want me to. Our first one this week is from Gail Roddy....who knows, we might have someone from Rockwood living right around the corner...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 20, 2009 - 7:17am.

"Railroad Job" doesn't begin to describe it adequately...

Link...


Submitted by nomorelifeonswanpond on April 19, 2009 - 3:37pm.

TVA says can’t meet scrubbers deadline....

This was a judicial order.
Read the story here: Link...


Submitted by nomorelifeonswanpond on April 18, 2009 - 8:29am.

Here is the supporting "brief" of 50 or so pages that gives the reasoning to why TVA is asking for immunity... I can only say that some of what TVA is stating in thier defense, is in my opinion is laughable at best....

CONSOLIDATED BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF TVA’S MOTIONS TO DISMISS: Link...

and for what I really think: Link...


Submitted by swanpondresident on April 17, 2009 - 2:30pm.

TVA Statement on Court filing
To Request Dismissal of Tort Claims Related to the Kingston Ash Spil
April 17, 2009

TVA requested today that the Federal District court in Knoxville dismiss all tort claims filed against it related to the ash spill at Kingston Fossil Plan.

Update: PDF file attached

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 17, 2009 - 2:07pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 17, 2009 - 9:02am.

Interesting articles. I know several of the candidates and lean toward those with specific skills and experience related to their new mission.

Link...

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 17, 2009 - 7:10am.

Republicans are using their newly won majority to declare an all out war on the environment with an array of bad bills. Democrats seem in disarray and are unwilling to stand up to them so far. Our boys get a dubious mention or two in this run down by the Tennessean...

Link...


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