On Tuesday, November 17, the Kingston Fossil Plant will be performing maintenance on some of the units at the plant that are not being used right now. The units are not going to be started up, but smoke will be coming out of the stack for about 16 hours. The fact sheet below explains the procedure. We’re sending this information to elected officials and the media today, and we’ll go door-to-door with this information in the neighborhood near the plant on Monday.Continued...
Brown's mother, Pat, exchanged expletives with Leon's sister, Debbie Cofer, as she was leaving the courtroom.
“There's going to be some arrests that start taking place,” (Judge)Hayes warned. “I don't want to hear one other word.”
"God knows that I couldn't help what happened that day," Houston said. "I just thank him for bringing me through this. It don't seem real. I just thank him and pray for the Jones and Brown families."
"Thank god, thank god, thank god. that's all that was going through my head was thank god," Leon's sister, Lisa Burris said. "I knew my brothers acted in self-defense. "
"Now you've got cop killers walking the streets. Come on down to Roane County, if you want to come to beautiful spot," Pat Brown said.
From Channel 6:
Leon Houston found NOT GUILTY on all counts.
"Geology professor Roy C. Sidle has received approximately $80,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research evaluating the downstream impact of the coal fly ash spill in Kingston, Tenn."
That came up in a discussion on education in Roane County, mainly because of the perception that star athletes get a pass on the rules sometimes. Shouldn't we prize our scholars over our athletic stars? I'll bet more people can remember their senior year football quarterback and running back than can remember their valedictorian and saludatorian...And, if you can, ask yourself which one has the highest lifetime earning potential and greatest success after high school?
"Maybe the laws of physics in Roane County are different," Logan said.
"The mountains of Appalachia are responsible for countless folk, country and bluegrass songs. Now, the home of that rich tradition is being destroyed," Said Emmilou Harris.
Stars at the event in Nashville included Emmylou Harris, Randy Travis, Ben Sollee, Big Kenny Alphin, Delbert McClinton, Dierks Bentley, Gloriana, James Otto, J.D. Souther, Matraca Berg, Jeff Hanna, Michelle Branch, Kid Rock and Patty Griffin.
It's like that Alfred Hitchcock movie where all the birds attack humans only this time it's rocks that are trying to cut Tennessee off from the rest of the world!
Dang! My other route to the cabin in South Carolina is now blocked by a rock slide.
Anybody ho has rafted or paddled the Ocoee will recognize the ramp down to the river put in. Thank goodness this did not happen a month ago.
Presented without comment (no how, no way)
F. Chris Cawood v. Linda Booth, et al., E2007-02537-SC-R11-CV, (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 25, 2008) has a set of facts you don't run into every day or, at least, I hope you don't run into everyday.
To honor America's Veterans?
While TVA, EPA, TDEC, and others in an official capacity waited inside the TVA Outreach Center Tuesday evening, several local citizens stood outside crowding under a ten by ten tent for a press conference giving their views of how things are going. What I heard:Continued...
Business Assistance and Procurement Opportunities
The Roane Alliance and TVA would like to invite
representatives from Roane County businesses
and industries to information sessions on economic
development financial assistance, energy efficiency
assistance and procurement opportunities.
The TN GOP needs to get this whack job off the ballot.
This was one of the best votes I ever cast. The key is to keep the reform process alive. There are many things in the House bill I disagree with. But the Senate bill is the more likely final product due to the difficulty of getting 60 votes over there. If we had dropped the baton at this stage, it wouldn’t have given the Senate a chance to improve the bill. It would have given the House what amounted to a one-chamber veto. The Senate could have powered through, but those folks are not noted for their courage.
"When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
Tennessee stands to get it first.
Republican Zach Wamp counts Democrat Bart Stupak as his best friend and C Street housemate.
PUBLIC HEARING - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 10, 2009 – 6:45 P.M.
KINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTER – COUNCIL ROOM
A G E N D AContinued...
Life and death seems to be a recurring theme this weekend. Roane County had several local traffic fatalities, but this one has a lesson.
"The seatbelts, I see it everyday, they save lives," Lt. Andrew Murray with the East Roane County Fire Department said. "This subject probably would have been in the vehicle and possibly lived if he would have had his seatbelt on because there wasn't a whole lot of damage to the cab of the vehicle."
By Ray Collett
Another page this week from Harry Shamhart's "memories" of growing up in Rockwood. I have read many accounts, and I am sure you have too, of the "White's Creek Flood', but this is the first time I have actually read a letter from one of the young survivors. Here is what Harry Shamhart wrote...
Hang in there, Kingston. It's a game and a season, not a life. Use every day to get better, smarter, and stonger.
It sure didn't help the pursuit of truth in the Houston case.Continued...
Not much of a revelation here. Most of these folks voted to cover their backsides, with little consideration for doing the right thing, save the idealist Kucinich. The bill is not perfect by any stretch, but doing nothing should not be an option. Davis votes neigh, in his mind, in order to keep his job.Continued...
Dodd, 72, has been cited for six counts of animal cruelty. Future charges would be upgraded from misdemeanors to felonies...
They aren't ten cents anymore, but experts say reading is reading.
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