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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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2014 - 7:50am.

We are always tempted to drive through water running over a road. If it's high enough to cover a bridge, then it's forceful enough to be dangerous.

Flash flooding has claimed the lives of an entire Campbell County family, after sweeping their car into an overflowing creek, and trapping them inside.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 23, 2014 - 7:04pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 23, 2014 - 7:03pm.

Troy Beets has not yet announced to run as the incumbent but it is assumed he will run. I think contested races in local elections is a good thing. Air it out and let the people decide the direction they want the city to go.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 23, 2014 - 7:00pm.

Kingston Elementary School took a lot of trophies in the Science Fair. We'll have the press release soon, but here's a big...Way to go, Kingston!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 21, 2014 - 11:22am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 21, 2014 - 8:37am.

Should a board be able to deny a permit because of a past business at that location and who owns the real estate when otherwise all legal requirements are met?

Tuesday wasn’t the first time (Roma) Christopher has left a beer board meeting disappointed.

She appeared before the beer board twice last year. The first time the board refused to hear her application.

The second time the board voted 4-0 to deny her application.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 21, 2014 - 7:11am.

The TN bill was killed until next year after it faced outrage from the general public but it still has powerful PACs and lobbyists behind it. Conservatives see Jim Crow style bills permitting discrimination against gays as a mover to get a certain demographic to the polls at election time.

"This seems to be a concerted Hail Mary campaign to carve out special rights for religious conservatives so that they don't have to play by the same rules as everyone else does," says Hurst, from Truth Wins Out. "In this new up-is-down world, anti-gay religious folks are 'practicing their faith' when they're baking cakes or renting out hotel rooms to travelers.

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 21, 2014 - 5:44am.

Roane County has teams from Roane County High School and Rockwood High school competing. Kudos to all involved! For more information, see: Link....

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 21, 2014 - 12:17am.

"The MIT Living Wage Calculator lets you figure out how much is 'enough' to live in your county by comparing the living wage—based on the barebones cost of housing, food, transportation, and child and health care—against the poverty wage and the minimum wage."

"This is not a middle class lifestyle—the living wage does not include any savings and only one set of clothing for either hot and cold weather, not both."

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 20, 2014 - 11:36am.

“Constituents will highlight Duncan’s and Fleischmann’s inaction on carbon dioxide despite the 97 percent consensus among climate scientists that further CO2 emissions will soon have increasingly severe environmental and economic costs,”

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 20, 2014 - 9:13am.

Things you should know about in TN:

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2014 - 6:13pm.

The follow-up study profiles minor sex trafficking cases of Tennessee counties and provides statistical comparisons between cases reported from law enforcement and non-law enforcement responders.

This was the biggie:

Many more cases of sex trafficking were reported by social service respondents than by law enforcement respondents

Counties that reported 26-100 cases of minor sex trafficking were Franklin, Rutherford, Warren, Carter, Hamilton, Lawrence, Madison, Roane and Washington

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2014 - 9:57am.

"I can imagine fairly well that another VW factory in the United States, provided that one more should still be set up there, does not necessarily have to be assigned to the south again," said Bernd Osterloh, head of VW's works council.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2014 - 9:48am.

The debate over who should have the power to regulate or ban the wearing of firearms - the state government or local jurisdictions - is not "solely" a gun-rights issue, but also a "property rights" issue, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam asserted during a press conference Feb. 18.

Efforts to enact legislation officially entitled "Religious Freedom Act" - but called a "turn away the gays" bill by critics - was abandoned by its sponsors Tuesday, both declaring they have decided it is not needed.

...since restaurants already have the power to refuse service to jerks like Stacey Campfield.

And more:

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2014 - 8:07am.

Most of the time ORV riders seem to have little awareness of the damage they cause and even less regard for trespass law.

Tennessee Eagles Radio Control Club is trying to find out who has been riding a four-wheeler on its flying field, damaging the earth during the wet winter weather in recent weeks.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2014 - 6:50am.

Don;t get me wrong, I think Sheriff Neal deserves to have good vehicles for his work. I just think we should be aware that TVA is approaching 5 billion dollars in cost overruns in its nuclear programs and the money comes out of the pockets of those of us who pay to keep the lights on, not TVA.

Representatives from TVA presented the Rhea County Sheriff's Department with two Dodge Chargers during a Tuesday night County Commission meeting as a symbol of gratitude. Rhea County is the location of TVA's newest nuclear power plant, the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 18, 2014 - 6:18pm.

Sister Megan Rice was sentenced to 35 months in prison minus time served (9 months). Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were each sentenced to 62 months and three years supervised release.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 18, 2014 - 10:52am.

Experience suggests folks should go to the website Link... and check the plans and rates. More information here:

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 18, 2014 - 9:22am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 18, 2014 - 8:28am.

I'm really curious to see a balance sheet for RCUD. The fixed costs must be massive for the numbers to require a 20% rate increase when you reduce your cost of goods 20% even as your sales drop by a similar amount.

The increase makes the current minimum of $25.90 for the first 1,500 gallons go up to $31.08.

The next tier, which is currently $9.45 per 1,000 gallons up to 50,000 gallons will go to $11.34 per 1,000 gallons.

The final tier, for customers using anything more than 50,000 gallons is $11.20 per 1,000 gallons currently and will go up to $13.44.

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