Folks will get the chance to ask questions at the Kingston Community Center from 4:30 until 6 pm today.
Gee...Things are going so well around here who has a question?
I'll be there.
The elves who keep RoaneViews running so nicely worked last night and have left us a nice new "Flag as Offensive" button in the comments. It has great power but with power comes responsibility. We must use it wisely or the elves will take it away.Continued...
As much as I want to spend my money in Rockwood,the "Steak and Country Restaurant", which has opened up in Harriman across from Jerry Duncan Ford has some of the best food and prices around. The place is really busy with repeat customers.. Try it sometime...Ray Collett
Local news story about a robbery at Walgreen's last night... Interesting turn of phrase... "over-the-counter narcotics."
There's no such thing as OTC narcotics. Ya gotta have a scrip.
In the next 48 hours, both the House and Senate are set to take a crucial vote on President Obama's budget.
In one sentence we are told that public hearings in the legislature are just for show. The deals are done when the cockroaches run...
Chuck Laine, lead lobbyist for the coal industry, sat in the back of the room. He did not ask to speak. He did not need to do so. The negotiation was over.
From the press release...
Tennessee Democratic Party Calls for Common Sense Gun Laws
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Democratic Party today gave its full support to pending legislation that would allow citizens to carry their guns into the voting booth.
The federal tax on cigarettes goes up from $.39 to $1.01 per pack on Wednesday and will save a million American lives.
Spokesman Francis Gill said this morning that it is time for Big Ag to move into new areas of investment with plans to buy up the few small family owned and operated farms left in Roane County and combine them with the efficiencies of corporate agrigulture to produce high quality meat and produce for the American market. This is a joint venture between EvlTek Inc. and Chem-Ho Ltd. Both companies have a proven track record in producing natural organic foods through modern industrial processes, chemistry, and genetic modification. Gill stated that the new venture plans to begin operations on land recently made unsuitable for human habitation in northern Roane County. The new company will be named Roane EvlTek ChemHo Incorporated, or R.E.T.C.H. for short.
In other Roane County farm news, a European Farm Cooperative has announced plans to begin operations on land that was formerly in peach orchards. They believe they have an orchard variety that is resistant to the peach blight that destroyed Roane County peach operations. Here is their promotional video...
April 1, 2009 is the day that Conficker will supposedly strike at Windows computers around the world.
The good news is that help is available. The Download Blog over at CNet has an excellent article titled "Rid your computer of the Conficker virus." You will quickly learn how to detect whether or not your computer is infected and how to remove the pest and its relatives. The article includes links to free scan and removal tools.
Roane County Environmental Review Board
April 2, 2009
After carrying water for National Coal, does this mean we forgive Ken?
Nope. You have to be green all the way around and not sponsor bills to pay back your out of county donors if they hurt your home county.
Here is the press release from Lincoln's office.
Washington, DC – This afternoon, Congressman Lincoln Davis testified before the House Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to discuss the ash-slide at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston facility.
While they are introducing bills to help coal companies and developers get away with environmentally destructive practices, voter id bills, and anti-women's health bills, you should take the time to look at this summary of where Tennessee stands on children's wellbeing issues.Continued...
I had several interesting conversations. In one of them I was told that keeping us informed about TVA's progress had been handed over to Mike Farmer's Long Range Recovery committee. Maybe that's why we haven't heard a danged thing until this open house. Someone from the community will be speaking with Mike about this later today.
I don't have confidence that the ash can be transported without releasing dust. Then there's the problem of placing it in the landfill and covering it each day so that no dust is released. Why place it high in a hilltop above Kingston?
Jerry M. Lemons of Harriman has been charged with two counts of vandalism and more charges could be filed later, according to a press release from Harriman Police Department Capt. Kenneth Humphrey.
Kind of a wimpy little iron cannon ball but danged if it doesn't float...in Mercury!
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis will be testifying before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment tomorrow as they hold a hearing titled, “The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Ash Slide: Potential Water Quality Impacts of Coal Combustion Waste Storage.”
Tuesday, March 31, 2:00PM ESTContinued...
Leaf...What is the difference between Organic and Non-Organic gardening?
Once it's lost it never comes back. Should we let developers wipe out out headwaters stream in the name of profit?
By Ray Collett
Hello Readers, This week I would like to continue sharing my research on the 1925 (the first) Rockwood mine explosion. This was taken from the Rockwood Times microfilm a week after the disaster. Even though eight men are still lost and presumed dead in the blast, work has resumed...
"Uncertain When Brattice Will Be Removed...Rescue Men Risk Lives To Seek Bodies....Routine Work Resumed Monday"Continued...
I don't agree with Senator Alexander on very much and I don't agree with all of this proposal, but there's certainly merit in the thought.
On Monday, March 30, there will be a question and answer session (meeting) with TVA and other government agencies at Roane State in the gymnasium from 4:00 unti 7:00. I urge everyone who can attend to do so.Continued...
Big Agriculture is upset at Michele Obama's organic garden. How dare she not use "crop protection products". They think it sets a bad precedent to not use poison in your yard where your kids will be? Sic 'em, Leaf...
This is news for anyone who ever travels out of state. See the post over at Knoxviews: (link...)
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