Fri
Jun 26 2009
02:24 pm

PUBLIC HEARING - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
JUNE 30, 2009 – 6:00 P.M.
KINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTER – COUNCIL ROOM

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Fri
Jun 26 2009
09:12 am
By: WhitesCreek

I figure about half (maybe more) of the community here at RoaneViews leans Republican. While completely misguided in their ideology (joke, I swear) they do seem to be mostly rational and caring people with an eye to the fact that we have to work together if there is going to be a future in the future. Not so the ones that get elected to national office. A case in point...

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Fri
Jun 26 2009
08:29 am

The show is tonight folks and there will be plenty of tickets available at the door!

Come see Brooks, Muse Watson, and me! I might even take your photo!

ROANE STATE THEATER AT 7 PM!

Fri
Jun 26 2009
07:58 am

"TVA deeply regrets the spill of coal ash from our Kingston plant and is fully committed to restoring the community near the site and to seeing to the needs of our Roane County neighbors."

...TVA Chief Operating Officer Bill McCollum

Thu
Jun 25 2009
08:12 pm
Thu
Jun 25 2009
03:53 pm

KNS Story and Discussion

Other factors included the looseness of the ash, the steepness of the retaining walls and the pressure exerted by the stacked ash

And the Layer of Slimes

Thu
Jun 25 2009
12:21 pm

I remember when...

Thu
Jun 25 2009
11:49 am

The whole failure document:

(link...)

But here's the bottom line: It wasn't rain. It wasn't earthquake. It was simply that this type of storage was a bad idea in the first place. TVA made bad decisions all along the way. As the ash was piled higher and the lower levels became saturated with water, a point was reached where it all just gave way. A few small internal failures started the whole thing and then all hell broke loose...Literally!

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Thu
Jun 25 2009
06:26 am

Actually, I think an honest reading of the Constitution already does that but we just can't find enough honest readers. At any rate, Congressman Cooper supports this as well.

(link...)

Wed
Jun 24 2009
06:57 pm

The USA men's Football team (soccer, to you American handball fans) beat the number one team in the world, Spain, 2-0 to advance to the finals of the Confederation cup in South Africa.

(link...)

Wed
Jun 24 2009
06:44 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Posted (finally) at the TVA website

(link...)

Thanks to Randy Ellis for the Heads up!

Wed
Jun 24 2009
06:26 pm

With a pearl amongst swine... (link...)

Wed
Jun 24 2009
11:47 am

Like a recession busting FREE!

(link...)

West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (WRCVFD) urgently needs your help, now through July 5.

The late Charlie Mead ((link...), (link...), (link...)) was the energy, the driving force, behind the West Roane VFD's fireworks sales ((link...)).

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Wed
Jun 24 2009
07:17 am
By: WhitesCreek

My suggestion is for EPA folks to stay off the stage with TVA. From what I can observe the EPA folks are working their tails off and following the laws and regulations (they can responsibly do nothing else), while TVA sends out flacks to spout insensible drivel that serves no one well.

(link...)

CTFP Story

Wed
Jun 24 2009
06:40 am
By: WhitesCreek

Score a big one for Cumberland County, Roane State, and Lincoln Davis.
(link...)
Is anybody driving the train for Roane County on things like this? A business incubator wold be a wonderful thing for us right now.

Tue
Jun 23 2009
10:20 pm
Tue
Jun 23 2009
09:34 pm

Reuters has the story: (link...)

-- OneTahiti

Tue
Jun 23 2009
02:01 pm

The family of Dr. Charles Grandison "Charlie" Mead will be receiving friends at the West Roane VFD Station No. 1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road in Rockwood, Tennessee, on Monday, June 29, 2009, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, followed by a memorial service at 7:30 PM, also at Station No. 1.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlie's memory to the WRCVFD at PO Box 417, Rockwood, TN 38754 or online at WestRoane.com.

Mon
Jun 22 2009
10:08 pm
By: WhitesCreek

...by planting an organic garden, Michelle Obama acted like Toto, pulling back the curtain to reveal the little man pretending to be the almighty wizard. That man - or men - behind the curtain are the biotech, pesticide, and fertilizer industries, who desperately want the American people to believe that they are absolutely necessary to prevent our starvation.

(link...)

Mon
Jun 22 2009
03:34 pm

What a great experience for Christina Neal who was the leading goal scorer on the Roane County High School team.

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Mon
Jun 22 2009
02:42 pm
By: WhitesCreek

The Long Term Recovery Committee will NOT meet this Wednesday, June 24th. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 1st at 4:30.

Mon
Jun 22 2009
12:27 pm

My dear friend and colleague Charlie Mead passed away this morning. Even though I knew it was coming, I am still stunned.

What can I say about Charlie? He deserves poems and statues.

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Mon
Jun 22 2009
09:28 am

The wise and wonderful Charlie Mead is with us no more. Charlie passed quietly at 3 a.m. last night.

(Charlie posted and shared his photos as Corvus. The username will remain his. To know his wit, check out his title for this photo.)

Mon
Jun 22 2009
08:17 am

This makes me feel really good about more nukes...

(link...)

Mon
Jun 22 2009
08:04 am
By: WhitesCreek
Mon
Jun 22 2009
07:55 am
By: WhitesCreek

By Ray Collett

Hello Readers,
Whew, it is really hot isn't it..I don't know how we used to stand this heat years ago, maybe it was because we were younger. I got a lot of response from last weeks story about the contraption my father-in-law made and scared half of the Grandview community out of their wits.
Let me tell you about a terrible sound I heard once while living in the Clymersville area.

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Sun
Jun 21 2009
01:17 pm

As they propose to build more nuclear plants, TVA shows up on another bad boy list.

(link...)

Lost Medicaid Funding

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