Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 27, 2014 - 9:15am.

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.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2014 - 11:45am.

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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