Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 10, 2014 - 9:35am.

Anyone who has seen my handwriting knows that I can't write cursive either.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 10, 2014 - 8:36am.

From CPI Buzz:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 10, 2014 - 7:23am.

Yager has introduced a horror of a bill that will seriously threaten clean water in Roane County and a of Tennessee. This will be a good chance to see who Kent Calfee serves as well, if he supports or opposes the bill.

Senator Yager has previously been tone deaf to everything except what coal lobbyists tell him. You would think that, living as he does across the river from the largest coal disaster in US history, he might realize that there are more Tennessee jobs in the solar industry than coal and that solar is growing and coal is dying. This is a good thing. Will someone please let Ken and Kent know? I realize Yager gets a tonb of money from coal lobbyist Chuck Laine, but isn't he supposed to represent his constituents and not the industry that destroyed Roane County's economy?

The TCWN buletin is here: Link...

The amendment is attached. There's more after the jump:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 9, 2014 - 1:29pm.


Go past the Food City Shopping center and take the first right, just before the Greenway bridge. Park along the road.


Johnny Neel is an American vocalist, songwriter, and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for his songwriting, stage, and session work for the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, and Dickey Betts. His songs have been covered by a ton of folks, including John Mayall and Delbert McClinton.

Johnny was the other keyboard on the Allman Brothers "Seven Turns" album and wrote "Maydell" with Warren Haynes, one of the stronger tracks. He was a member of Blue Floyd.

He will be at Market Street this Thursday night. $15 a person $25 couple. BYOB


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 9, 2014 - 11:40am.

We know who is paying for the TVA disaster, the property and business owners of Roane County.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 9, 2014 - 9:49am.

Will Bryan College give in to the demands of the 30 to 2 vote of No Confidence by the faculty with regard to the President and allow thinking to occur on campus? Or will they follow the Board Chairman's decree that critical thinking occur within a box defined by a literal biblical view?


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 12:11pm.

Dear Amerigas,

Please quit harassing me about the unpaid tank rental bills for 2013 and 2014. If you would take a moment and check your records you might notice that I terminated all of my Amerigas accounts in 2012. Your people picked up one of the tanks you keep billing me for in 2012 and the other one was supposed to be picked up two Januaries back. You must have forgotten about it even though I called you several times to come get it and you said you would. Your company is stunningly incompetent.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 11:35am.

Scott and Mallory will play and sing for us tonight at Market Street. In addition to having beautiful voices and songs, they are very creative and quite funny in performance. Here is the show info.

Here is a song:

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 9:32am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 8:25am.

The long and tortured saga has generated some good by the lawyer who got Rocky acquitted.

... Logan said he and his wife decided that they would not try to profit off the property.

“It has been our decision to give it to the people of Roane County who could not afford homes,” he said.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 7:54am.

Want to know how long it has been since Tennessee was mentioned on the Daily Show? Here you go.

If you want to see us mentioned just last night here you go again. You really should see this.

Beyond the frivolity is the discussion of how rural areas empower the conservative movement that is keeping them impoverished, while liberals tend to move to cities and create jobs. It's a good argument that you should read.


Bottom line, if you want to create jobs make sure your state is not mentioned on the Daily Show. With our legislators that is going to be tough...really tough!

The interview with entrepreneur Michael Burcham

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 6:51am.

Try to imagine Gov. Bill Haslam having oversight of an electric power utility with three nuclear plants and a den of aging coal power plants. Remember, this is the same man who turned down the federal government's complete funding of TennCare for three years and 90 percent of its cost thereafter. He heads the same state government that is so far behind on the Volunteer State's own rollout of a website for TennCare that state officials won't even estimate a completion date.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 6, 2014 - 9:33am.

So you represent a group that opposes guns being carried into your parks and you are making your case to TN Rep. Rick Womick and in the middle of it he pulls out a gun and he plops a gun on his desk in the middle of their conversation. Is that a threat?

Crockett News Buzz

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 6, 2014 - 9:18am.

Another bill ostensibly to prevent fraud while no examples of fraud having actually happened could be found.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 6, 2014 - 9:14am.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., the nation's third-largest coal supplier, will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges from 79 mines and 25 coal processing facilities in West Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 6, 2014 - 9:11am.

Clay Bennett, editorial cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has just been named a finalist for the 2014 Herblock Prize. He has already got a Pulitzer on the mantle.


Clay Bennett
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Mar 6, 2014

Submitted by mushy on March 5, 2014 - 3:19pm.

There are still tickets left for Saturday night’s The Kentucky Headhunters, and the Cathouse Prophets, concert at the Princess in Downtown Harriman.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 5, 2014 - 9:25am.

And more CPI News for Tennessee:


Submitted by chelsea on March 5, 2014 - 8:56am.

Found this in the digital edition of RCN. With the new rate increase, thought some might want to attend.
NOTICE The regular monthly meeting of the Roane Central Utility District Board of Commissioners that meets the third Thursday of each month will be held on Thurs- day, March 13, 2014 at 3:00p.m. at the Garbett Building in Midtown.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 5, 2014 - 8:22am.

The new Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Rockwood is scheduled to open today – Wednesday, according to a press release from the Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

The clinic is in the old Kroger shopping center, now called the Shoppes of Walden Ridge.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 5, 2014 - 6:54am.

Horse abuse has been denounced by everyone except a few horse owners and the Congressmen they donate heavily to.

Currently there is a very good bill pending in Congress called the PAST Act, which stands for “Prevent all Soring Tactics.”

...A small segment of the Walking Horse industry, called the “Big Lick” crowd, has generously funded the state’s representatives for years and as the PAST Act gained momentum, Republicans from Tennessee in both Congress and in the Senate refused to endorse the bill and some have vociferously spoken against it.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 4, 2014 - 5:15pm.

The evil never ends...

Sen. Frank Niceley is saving his bill allowing the legislature to nominate U.S. Senate candidates until the end of this year’s legislative session, he told members in the Senate Republican Caucus meeting Monday. His SB471 — which caught heat last year from fellow Republicans including the governor — would allow lawmakers, instead of voters, to pick the candidates who would run in the general election.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 4, 2014 - 2:34pm.

All right Roane County...Let's buy it!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 4, 2014 - 10:38am.

All those things our elected officials are telling us they did to bring in jobs aren;t bringing in jobs.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that only 55.6 percent of those over the age of 16 in Tennessee had jobs in 2013, down 1.1 percent from the 56.7 percent with jobs in the previous year.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 4, 2014 - 10:19am.

That and more from CPI News:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 3, 2014 - 12:02pm.

I think the Roane State Raiders play great basketball that should get much better support than it does. There's no three ring circus at halftime like at UT but the game is there and you can sit really close. I'm a fan!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 3, 2014 - 10:15am.

The Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that requires all law enforcement agencies to destroy all records of vehicles and license plates captured by their cameras after 90 days unless a picture is part of an “ongoing investigation.”


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 3, 2014 - 10:00am.

As disingenuous as ever, my congressman says we have to do things the Bush administration already did...

“I firmly believe in the free market,” said Fleischmann, whose congressional seat stretches from Anderson County to Chattanooga’s Hamilton County. “If we can go out and have tax reform and tort reform and create jobs in the private sector and get credit moving, the demand for jobs will increase on its own and raises will rise, based on the demand for workers. That’s the way it ought to work.”

...and they haven't worked, which is what most economist said when they did them. Can we have a little honesty here?


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 3, 2014 - 9:44am.

The Crockett Policy Institute roundup of news and opinion that you should know: Link...

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 3, 2014 - 9:31am.

The Rough and Tumble will perform for us Friday March 7 at 7:30. Bring us $10 and we'll let you in.



It will be for sale and signature Friday night.

The Rough and Tumble are secretly known as Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler. Who, in their alter egos, fight for truth, justice, and little known and almost forgotten but almost important holidays, using their super powers of emotive harmonies, clever lyrics, large brown eyes, a beard, and various found objects.




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