Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 1, 2014 - 8:17pm.

Some Tennessee lawmakers are hoping to further restrict cellphone use while driving. A bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives would make it illegal to call someone or answer your phone while in the car.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 1, 2014 - 8:14pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 1, 2014 - 7:59pm.

I'm having a lot of problems with this one.

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Submitted by mushy on February 28, 2014 - 9:23pm.

Way back in 1989, just after the group Itchy Brother changed their name to The Kentucky Headhunters, Richard Young and company booked and played a small club in Roane County, Tennessee called "Rock And Country".

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Submitted by mushy on February 28, 2014 - 3:11pm.

Got your tickets yet?

Get The Kentucky Headhunters tickets here: http://kentuckyheadhunters.brownpapertickets.com

Meanwhile, listen to these acoustic pieces:
http://youtu.be/2v-3byjDaUg


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 28, 2014 - 11:37am.

The "Right to Farm" bill really means local governments will no longer have any power to regulate activities on a "farm", whether it has anything to do with farming or not.

This Bill has attracted little attention but is a result of Blount County asserting zoning regulations to prohibit a music festival that would have been exceedingly disruptive. So the promoters seem to have gotten the TN Farm Bureau to sponsor a Bill that eliminates a County's right to control its own zoning. This is a really bad idea. We'll see who our elected officials represent here:

HB1410/SB1614 seeks to change the Right to Farm Act and allow an anything goes attitude as long as it happens on a farm. HB1410 cleared the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee yesterday with only Gloria Johnson logging in a no vote.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 28, 2014 - 10:35am.

Let's see, Congressman Blackburn files a bill to put the same people in charge of stopping cruelty to horses that has been in charge of stopping cruelty to horses, after they hold $100 a plate dinner honoring her. I think I get this.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 27, 2014 - 5:38pm.

Kingston Recovery Project Update

Week ending February 27, 2014

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 27, 2014 - 7:40am.

Kingston has been given a huge gift of a forested greenway at Ladd Landing. It may be years before everybody in the town learns how great that gift really is. It takes visionaries to see where the need is, as this story illustrates. I know Harriman is working to increase its park space along the Emory River. What about Rockwood? The County turned over a fabulous lakeside forest to an RV campground but has so far failed to aquire new land to replace it and fill the growing need for park and forest recreation. There is a huge opportunity to do so if they have the vision to do it.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 27, 2014 - 7:32am.

From our "No Jobs Bill Yet" Dept.:

The new bill is necessary due to a push by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which is encouraging animal rights activists to catch illegal hunters in the act.

Walt?? The bill is "necessary"? The bill is stupid.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 26, 2014 - 7:58pm.

This no example greater than this that shows how our legislature is out of control..

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 26, 2014 - 7:54pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 26, 2014 - 6:16pm.

Was this a search warrant?

Task force officers say they were at a mobile home in a small park off Green Meadows Road to serve a warrant. The trailer erupted in flames as soon as the door was opened.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 26, 2014 - 12:26pm.

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Pay wall alert, but funny in a sad way.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 26, 2014 - 10:10am.

I mentioned this in a comment but it deserves a post of it's own. The link takes you to the full, quite hilarious and biting, resolution by a brilliant UT senior.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE RESIDENTS OF THE GREAT STATE OF TENNESSEE that we shall hereby condemn certain members of the legislature for failing to promote the well-being of Tennesseans by straying from legislation concerning jobs, health care and education, to instead propose petty and ideologically-charged bills. It is evident that the General Assembly continues to spark up issues that are inherently polarizing and pointless, and the state of Tennessee deserves good, genuine representation. Tennesseans are not being truly represented by the leaders in Nashville, whose actions keep this state abuzz in the satirical news cycles. The state of Tennessee deserves more than what it is getting from its legislature.

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Submitted by Creativeartsco-op on February 26, 2014 - 9:37am.

Join the Creative Arts Co-op for a pasta dinner and kid's activities on Saturday, March 1.

The Creative Arts Co-op (located at 426 Ruritan Rd., Harriman) is hosting a community night/fundraiser to help current arts projects at the Co-op. From high school level musicals to summer camps, the Creative Arts Co-op offers arts opportunities for youth of all ages as well as professional level shows.
'Celebrating Seuss!' will offer a pasta dinner with salad, bread, and beverages. Seuss style activities will include craft activities, games, and stories.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 26, 2014 - 9:31am.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2014 - 10:57am.

What a waste of his time and our money.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2014 - 8:57am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2014 - 8:08pm.

So take a gander at the states with the most miserable people:

10. Louisiana
9. Oklahoma
8. Missouri
7. Tennessee
6. Arkansas
5. Ohio
4. Alabama
3. Mississippi
2. Kentucky
1. West Virginia

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2014 - 8:00pm.

It's a long list, so check it out after the jump...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2014 - 7:16pm.

Fleischmann: I am concerned about the reduction of the armed forces, and the EPA needs to be stopped.

Questioner: I feel like we haven't had representation in the last three years. Everything is against Obama and not for anything. What are you for?

Fleishman: I think this administration has hurt this country and needs to be stopped.

Questioner: We disagree on nearly everything and I hope we get a change in this election.

Fleischmann: That's what's great about this Nation. We can disagree.

Questioner: Thank you so much for being for gun control...

Fleischman: I'm against gun control, let me be clear...

Questioner: I am too, I misread what I was supposed to ask.

Fleishman: Hello Miss Langston...

Questioner: I keep calling in but all I hear is a noise...Hello? Hello?


Submitted by mushy on February 24, 2014 - 5:11pm.


A Woman Called Truth,” a one-act play celebrating the life and achieve­ments of civil rights pioneer Sojourner Truth, will be held at the Roane County campus in Harriman on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2014 - 10:39am.

...Tennessee Democrats have filed a bill that would establish a state minimum wage of $8.25 for employers who do not provide health insurance to their employees (HB1694) that is widely assumed to have no chance of passage in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2014 - 8:39am.

7 P.M. - 9:30

BYOB Reservations are not required for this show but it helps if you let us know you are coming. Email: stevescarb@aol.com

Louise Mosrie has one of those voices and writes songs like Norman Rockwell drew pictures.


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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2014 - 8:07am.

I have to read this. We've all heard tales of beautiful family farms being taken away and drowned.

Set in the fictional town of Yuneetah, “Long Man” takes place over three days in 1936. Yuneetah is about to disappear. It is being flooded by a lake created by a Tennessee Valley Authority dam

“It improved our lives, and in a sense TVA was a wonderful thing. But there also was lots of heartbreak, because land that had been in families for generations was destroyed, and thousands were displaced.”

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