Submitted by mushy on May 11, 2014 - 12:53pm.

Lots of happy folks did! There was a good crowd, most of which stayed on their feet, and some even formed a "conga line"!

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 11, 2014 - 6:51am.


There is nothing a mother cares for more than raising good children and being able to send them out into a good world. There is no better gift we can give back to our mothers than to work as hard as we can to make that good world happen.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 10, 2014 - 4:55pm.

Only one out of two fawns survive the first three months of life in the eastern states. Coyote predation now accounts for a significant amount of fawn mortality. Even so, we will have plenty of whitetail deer around.

The study showed that coyote predation -- even at the highest levels reported -- is not significant enough to cause deer populations to decline if doe harvests are reduced. In fact, in most places in North America, continued doe harvest is required to stabilize deer populations.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 10, 2014 - 9:59am.

This is the future. Are we prepared? At what point will we start to understand that when our governor uses the words "Business Friendly" it is code for no union representation, lower wages, lax environmental oversight, and tax payer subsidies?

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2014 - 10:01am.

Remember when you liked the food at R T's?

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2014 - 8:55am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2014 - 8:53am.

One of our favorite singer/songwriter/story tellers backed by two of the best musicians anywhere. $10 BYOB 7:30

Total information awareness for the show: Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 8, 2014 - 2:53pm.

Roane County Hazardous Waste Cleanup
Saturday, May 10 from 9 am - 2 pm
Roane County Recycle Center in Midtown
215 White Pine Road, Harriman

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 8, 2014 - 8:08am.

Kingston Recovery Project Update

Week ending May 8, 2014

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 8, 2014 - 6:55am.

As our state legislators try to put roadblocks in the form of fees and taxes on your own private roof top solar power, the for profit corporations are buying up solar farms with long term contracts with TVA. This simply continues the long standing and failed model of centralized production of power, which is then sold to us over the distribution grid owned by big power. It doesn't take much thought to see that widespread production of electricity on home roof tops is the best way to go. Problem is, your utility company can't make as much money that way.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 8, 2014 - 6:33am.

TVA reservoirs — Norris, Cherokee and South Holston are well below summer pool due to lack of rainfall. Last year is was flooding. What's up with this crazy climate?

Read more: Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs below seasonal levels | Kingsport Times-News Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 7, 2014 - 8:01pm.

"Apparently, Browns Ferry operated outside the bounds of its safety study," Lochbaum said. "Will TVA fix this dilemma before restarting Unit 3? And will TVA do anything to check whether Units 1 and 2 are equally impaired?"

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 7, 2014 - 10:48am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 6, 2014 - 12:36pm.

Tom Humphrey is the great state of Tennessee's Most Valuable Journalist. That's why he is linked over on the right and you should read him every day.

Now the Trial Lawyer's Association agrees:

The inscription on the silver Journalist of the Year plaque said it was “for demonstrating the highest level of integrity, for unique contributions to the public welfare, and for distinguished service in print journalism.”

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 6, 2014 - 12:26pm.

Can we just keep Shawn Smoot locked up now?

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 6, 2014 - 8:35am.

CPI News

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 6, 2014 - 6:58am.

This was at the Oak Ridge campus. The story has been edited into nonsense but start with the AED's that are stationed around the Roane State campuses. That stands for Automated External Defibrillator, a device that automatically diagnoses cardiac arrest and administers the shocks necessary to restart the heart. They won;t work without good people who want to help. In this case there were lots of good people.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 6, 2014 - 6:34am.

We should have the knowledge of who owns our elected officials. When, for example, 85% of Americans want universal background checks to keep firearms out of the hands of convicted felons and Congress refuses to pass the bill, we can readily see that they hold the NRA's interests higher than ours. In this era of dark money Weston Wamp goes against the grain somewhat. Here are his answers to a questionnaire from Channel 9 in Chattanooga. Let's note for the record that on the dark money question Chuck Fleischmann stayed dark.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 6, 2014 - 6:10am.

350 Bechtel contractors at Watts Bar 2 will lose their jobs and 1000 vacant positions will not be filled. I wonder how morale is at TVA?

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Submitted by onetahiti on May 5, 2014 - 11:55am.

Find dark skies near you with Google Earth and a light pollution overlay: Link....

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 5, 2014 - 10:43am.

MUSIC at LADD LANDING

Jay Clark

Friday May 9 7:30 $10 BYOB

Ladd Landing Clubhouse

Folks, Jay Clark was our first artist ever when we started our music series. Jay is a favorite, so we should have a good crowd, especially since he's bringing the Tennessee Tree Beavers (sometimes affectionately referred to as Greg Horne and Daniel Kimbro)

There are NO Reservations required for this show but it helps to know you are coming so we can have enough chairs: stevescarb@aol.com .

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 5, 2014 - 6:42am.

When conservative Supreme Court Judges decided it would be just fine for Corporations to give unlimited money to politicians, it will be just fine, they said. What could go wrong, they said? Lamar has gotten $63k, Corker $51k, and Haslam $43k. Our own Congresman Chuck Fleishmann has received $5000.00. The bottom line is that the For Profit prison industry has exactly ZERO interest in seeing the crime rate or the incarceration rate go down.

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Submitted by mushy on May 4, 2014 - 5:59pm.


Muse Watson congratulates the overall winner of Friday night's talent show at the Princess. It is hoped that the area schools will unite and make next year's show a two-night event!

Read more about Friday night's show, see photos, and find out who the winner was, on THE PRINCESS BLOG!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 4, 2014 - 5:37pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 3, 2014 - 5:57am.

Look for me. At the top of the long hill...I'll have your water ready. Be strong for a good cause.


Submitted by mushy on May 1, 2014 - 9:32pm.

CLICK THIS LINK to see what you missed "live" on the Princess stage last week!


There will be more plays coming to the Princess stage this year. The one I'm looking forward to is "A Christmas Story" in November!


Submitted by mushy on May 1, 2014 - 8:13pm.

Great minds have been at work to make the 1st Annual Multi-County Talent Show a success! However, it won't be a success if you don't come out at 6PM tomorrow night, at the Princess Theatre, to support the youth of Roane and surrounding counties!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 1, 2014 - 7:44pm.

According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, more than 151,000 people in Tennessee enrolled through March 31. That's 28,000 people, or 23 percent, more than originally projected by President Barack Obama's administration before the signup period began.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 1, 2014 - 6:38pm.

Federal regulators cited the Tennessee Valley Authority again today for failing to fully comply with standards for emergency plans at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has issued a white inspection finding to TVA for not maintaining adequate staffing levels for the plant's radiological emergency plan.

I mean, Everybody knows TVA is prepared for emergencies, right? Right?

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