Submitted by mushy on August 4, 2014 - 12:01pm.

All the acts were great Saturday night, and had most everyone up on their feet!

The Tony Mason Memorial Scholarship fundraiser went off beautifully with lots of money being raised, and folks having a great time.

To see Roane County having fun go to the PRINCESS BLOG and scroll through the photos!

Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 4, 2014 - 8:48am.

I voted early. The ballot is long and the voting machines are horrible with no paper record of how you voted. It's all magic inside the machine and the vote counting. We'll see how that goes in just a few days. The big race here is the Republican primary. My insiders are split on the outcome prediction.


Submitted by onetahiti on August 4, 2014 - 7:58am.

-- OneTahiti :)

Submitted by mushy on August 2, 2014 - 9:42am.

If the rehearsal was any indication, tonight's concert at the Princess Theatre in Harriman will be great!

Tickets available at the box office for only $15 and it goes to the Tony Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Here are photos from last night's rehearsal: CLICK HERE!

Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 1, 2014 - 7:59am.

Louie Brogdon in the Times Free Press making an absurd claim:

3rd Congressional District: It's big money in one corner vs. grassroots support in the other

Brogdon claims in the article that only $4000 of Wamp's money is from PACs and that the majority of Fleischmann's money is from out of district.

Make sense of this:

Most of Fleischmann's donors are doctors, lawyers, bankers and political operatives -- traditional Republican campaign contributors -- but the majority come from outside the state's 3rd Congressional District or are political action committees...

From a pool of tow-truck operators, entrepreneurs and diner owners -- and a handful of politically connected family friends -- Wamp was able to garner $584,860. Of that, $4,000 was PAC money.

Only later in the article does Brogdon contradict himself noting that actually Wamp's boss, venture capitalist Gary Allen Davis, put $300,000 in a PAC for Wamp and is also paying Wamp's salary.

So there are two morals here: There is no such thing as a grass roots campaign where Republicans are concerned (You do however have a choice between a guy owned buy a bunch of corporations or a guy owned by one man)...The other moral is that Louie Brogdon doesn't check his work and maybe isn't much of a journalist.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 31, 2014 - 12:21pm.

The journalist I trust more than any other to clue us in to the most important happenings in the TN legislature is retiring. I'm keeping the Tom Humphrey link on the right column because he promises to post from time to time. Tom is a TN treasure and deserves some more fishing time, but he's got some mighty big waders to be filled by whomever has to follow in his footsteps.

Thank you, Tom!Come back often.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 31, 2014 - 6:52am.

Dear Channel 5 in Nashville, this is incorrect grammar as well as inaccurate fact. It is harmful to my sparklingly clean reputation. This was in the Town of Whites Creek, which is just north of Nashville. The possessive is used improperly and I am defamed as a result. My attorneys will be in contact shortly.

The headline should read, "Marijuana Found at Bush's Home".


Whites Creek


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 31, 2014 - 6:26am.

Using his flashlight hat to find yard plants...

"Well, it was my mums, he had pulled those up. I had some lillies, he had pulled those up. I had some coneflowers, he got those. I had two scraggly, old rhododendrons in the back and he had yanked those up," said Smith.

Am I the only one who hears a shrill British voice demanding, "Bring me a shrubbery!"

The story

Submitted by onetahiti on July 30, 2014 - 10:51am.

The Rockwood Ministerial Association (Link...), which runs the Food Pantry, is sponsoring its annual charity golf tournament at the Rockwood Golf and Country Club on Saturday, August 9th, starting at 8 am.

The cost is $100.00 per person to play on teams of four, OR supporters may sponsor a hole for $100.00. Each hole will have a sign with the name of the person or business sponsor.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 10:20am.

A super PAC ironically called Character Counts has now spent over $300,000.00 on Weston Wamp's campaign. Character Counts has one donor...Gary Allen Davis, Weston Wamp's boss at his pretend job, at which he got his pay doubled this year since he is working so much more instead of campaigning.

This pretty much makes a mockery of campaign finance rules. Allen Davis says he doesn't know anything about the new ad campaign:

Davis said Tuesday he did not want to comment on the ad, because he had no input in its production.

Charges of hypocrisy now fly from both campaigns.


Character Counts PAC

Davis is the principal in the Lamp Post Group, a venture capital firm that owns Wamp Strategy.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 8:04am.

Our 2014 choice for Congress is now between a guarded and reticent third-termer, with a not too stalwart record, vs. a twenty-something wannabe, with little life experience and short on job experience.

From the Chattanoogan

Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 8:02am.

Here is an interesting comparison ot the TVA electrification fight and the current battle between big corporations that want to control your internet access and the people who think internet access should be treated as a public utility. Corporations are currently dumping millions into the coffers of your elected legislators to prevent competition from municipal broadband providers such as the one that provides Chattanoogans with the fastest internet in the USA and fueling a boom in that economy.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 7:32am.

Steve Kelley is a good man and a rather intelligent and thoughtful person. He is unopposed in his commission race but I wish I could vote for him. I would gladly swap him for some of the choices I see on my ballot. Kelly was the lone vote against placing "In God We Trust" plaques on the County Courthouse. Interestingly, other than Commissioner Ellis (whose motion it was) every single one of the commissioners I spoke to in private was against the idea. Not a single one of them had the courage to vote how they really thought, it appears.

Why is that? Perhaps this quote from the Roane County News holds the clue:

He has had calls of support from people praising his courage for trying to keep government and religion separate.

Some told him they wanted to speak up, but feared retaliation against their families.

I wonder why they would fear retaliation from "Christians"?

Here's the link but it is behind the paywall.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 7:17am.

These are curious statistics to me, with drug overdose and suicide accounting for more deaths in Tennessee than vehicles, a close third place. I want to see trending data before I draw any conclusions. I wonder how many of the drug overdoses are suicides?


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 6:00pm.

Yeah, I know it's a political campaign, but could we just start demanding some kind of truthfulness from our candidates? If they lie to us on the campaign trail, how in the world are we supposed to expect them to tell us the truth once they are elected?


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 12:42pm.

Thomas Scarborough went for a ride behind this 30 plus incher yesterday. The kayak is a Jackson Coosa and is 32 inches wide for comparison. The fish was photographed and released.

Submitted by onetahiti on July 29, 2014 - 9:05am.

This time nobody is laughing: Link...

-- OneTahiti

Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 8:32am.

I'd say that's about the best headline ever for a political race. Unfortunately it is not limited to Weston v Chuck. I wonder how many people will vote for Weston in the Congressional race and Carr in the Senate? That illustrates Martin's point, since Carr is running the Lamar's far right and Weston is running a gnat's eyelash to the left of Chuck. Carr would be a disaster for Tennessee and America, and the real difference between Chuck and Wamp is distinguishable only in the tortured illogic of their campaign rhetoric.

David Martin:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 8:02am.

This ought to be interesting.

President and CEO Bill Johnson
Chief Financial Officer John Thomas

9:30 a.m. EDT, August 5, 2014

Info at:

Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 8:08pm.

A $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park has been proposed. What are the logistics of running it up highway 27 to Roane County? Think of a terminal that links I 40 to the south.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 10:03am.

R.Neal has the info:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 9:28am.

Folks on the R side have a choice of right and righter for Congress in the 3rd District. Their campaigns look like a contest to see who can promise to sell off public schools, destroy Social Security, and trash the environment the fastest, while hating on providing affordable health insurance and holding down working folks paychecks. I rate it a toss up on those points.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 8:12am.

More pictures and some info at the link.


Submitted by onetahiti on July 28, 2014 - 6:47am.

Three Roane County primary school classes are hoping for tablet computers to help them with their studies. Two classes need one tablet and the other needs two.

Unfortunately, these requests are all over $800 each and are unlikely to be filled by any one donor. However, if each school supporter in our community donates just a little, together we could get these students the computers they need.

Please consider helping these children by donating to their projects at Link....

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 26, 2014 - 8:28am.

In the meantime CEO pay and executive bonuses rise dramatically, as have rates.

"New carpet appears to be in the works in the gigantic Chattanooga office complex and TVA is remodeling the atrium areas with more high-priced finishes to come," she wrote in her letter. "This sends mixed messages to employees about cutting costs and what is important."


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 26, 2014 - 8:18am.

Corker delays action on ending delays for veterans seeking medical treatment...says Congress needs time to study why VA needs to hire more doctors and nurses.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 5:06pm.

I wonder if the big news from this is that the unlock effort seems to have stemmed from the site where 115,000 citizens called for this legislation?


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 9:34am.

Note: This is Gerald Largin's column from today's Roane County News. I do not re-post articles from media outlets for reasons of copyright and deference, but this is one time I'll make an exception due to the pertinence to Roane County. The TVA Board of Directors should respond to this article with their reasons for allowing a TVA policy this blatantly counter productive. It is long and I hope you will read the entire thing and pass it on.

A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: A report from McGlothin-Largen Park

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lick Skillet Flats has seen the beginning of activity in the development of McGlothin-Largen Park, which the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency on
the newly erected sign officially designates: “McGlothin-Largen Wildlife Management Area,” but which we will always think of, and call, the “park.”

The sign also explains that the area was “Donated to the People of Tennessee in Memory of Martha McGlothin Largen and John Roy Largen.”


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 8:48am.

105.7 News


Another multi-million dollar lawsuit involving Cumberland County law enforcement has been filed in a middle Tennessee U.S. District Court. The plaintiff, Keith Jarred Flynn, filed the suit naming former Cumberland County deputy Dustin Hensley, three other deputies, the sheriff’s department and the county as defendants. Flynn alleges in the suit that on June 20th of last year, he was pulled over by Hensley on Pomona Road for a vehicle violation. Flynn says he was ordered out of his car and to get on the ground which he complied after he told Hensley he has a pocketknife on him. The suit then states that Hensley tasered Flynn and handcuffed him in the presence of a minor that was in Flynn’s vehicle.



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