Mon
Sep 21 2020
07:19 am

Our case numbers are rising dramatically. It is no mystery as to why.

As an example we called a car dealership wanting to drive a few models looking to replace Mrs. Creek's wonderful old Acura. She told the salesman we would be wearing our masks and asked if they would have masks on? He said yes. We got there and realized we were the only people on the entire dealership with masks on. We were lied to. This is unconscionable!

I accept the "Herd Mentality" that puts oneself in danger but to put others at risk of their health and possibly their lives is craven!

Fri
Sep 18 2020
11:31 am
By: WhitesCreek

What is wrong with Donald Trump? More than that, what is wrong with anyone who supports this lying meglomaniac?

Trump Brags About Receiving Nonexistent ‘Bay Of Pigs’ Award From Cuban Community

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Sat
Sep 5 2020
07:49 am
By: WhitesCreek
Tue
Sep 1 2020
06:48 am

"The Trump administration on Monday weakened a 2015 regulation that would have forced coal plants to treat wastewater with more modern, effective methods in order to curb toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury from contaminating lakes, rivers and streams near their facilities."

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"Power plants represent the largest industrial source of toxic wastewater pollution around the country."

Fri
Aug 28 2020
10:38 am
By: WhitesCreek
Thu
Aug 27 2020
01:38 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Sat
Aug 22 2020
05:20 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Fri
Aug 21 2020
01:10 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Wed
Aug 19 2020
08:47 am

The claim that Federal HIPPA regulations prevent this is quite simply a lie.

"More than 2,000 school-age children have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past two weeks, but state officials say they won’t release details of where the infections are occurring."

According to WPLN-FM, it’s the fourth time the Lee administration has flip-flopped on making information about the pandemic public.

Today is the first day back to school for Roane County students.

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Tue
Aug 18 2020
10:02 am
By: WhitesCreek

So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is.

Michelle Obama

Fri
Aug 14 2020
03:20 pm

From our "No S**t, Sherlock" Dept., Esquire Magazine calls the TN Legislature "stupid"...

The hills are alive with the sound of stupid these days, so let’s start in Tennessee, where they’re drawing a line against the imminent Antifa invasion of Dollywood. Or something. From the Tennessean:

There was also back-and-forth between the chambers on how harshly to punish protesters for camping overnight on state property. While the final version ultimately made the offense a felony, the Senate at first passed the bill with an amendment that kept it a misdemeanor. Democrats largely resisted the legislation, and some Republicans raised questions and concerns about repercussions for people who aren't actually protesting, such as families having a picnic or a person taking a midday nap on War Memorial Plaza.
Felony snoozing? Really? You’ll take my midday naps when you pry them from my cold, dead, lazy-ass fingers, dammit.

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Tue
Aug 11 2020
07:41 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Mon
Aug 10 2020
07:03 am
By: WhitesCreek

Current known cases: 475. We have 2 known dead and will have many more.

Let's put this in perspective. One out of every 100 people you come in contact with has it. You wear your mask so they will wear their mask.

Sat
Aug 8 2020
05:42 pm
By: WhitesCreek

461 cases as of today.

Remember when it was 5?

Fri
Aug 7 2020
06:23 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Weekly trend of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents

romney

Fri
Aug 7 2020
01:45 pm
By: WhitesCreek

A day after a top official in Gov. Bill Lee's administration said Tennessee plans to withhold the number of COVID-19 cases in schools from the public, a spokesperson said the information will not even be collected by the state.

When Lee announced guidance for school reopenings on Tuesday, state Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said Tennessee had no plans to provide the public with data on the number of coronavirus cases and deaths at schools as many return to in-person classes.

Fri
Aug 7 2020
09:47 am
By: WhitesCreek
Fri
Aug 7 2020
08:02 am
By: WhitesCreek

UNITED STATES SENATE (Republican) – Top 3

Bill Hagerty – 4,318

Manny Sethi – 3,112

George S. Flinn, Jr – 180

UNITED STATES SENATE (Democrat)

James Mackler – 552

Marquita Bradshaw – 498 (Statewide winner and Democratic Nominee)

Robin Kimbrough – 371

Mark Pickrell – 311

Gary Davis – 271

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 3 (Republican)

Chuck Fleischmann – 7,488

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 3 (Democrat)

Meg Gorman – 1,860

TENNESSEE SENATE DISTRICT 12 (Republican)

Ken Yager – 7,613

TENNESSEE SENATE DISTRICT 12 (Democrat)

None qualified

TENNESSEE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 31 (Republican)

Ron Travis – 786

TENNESSEE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 31 (Democrat)

Dean Sparks – 181

TENNESSEE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 32 (Republican)

Kent Calfee – 4,760

Mike Hooks – 2,402

TENNESSEE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 32 (Democrat)

None qualified

ROANE COUNTY ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY

Molly Leggins Hartup – 8,929

ROANE COUNTY ROAD SUPERINTENDENT

Dennis Ferguson – 6,948

Brian Mullins – 3,441

ROANE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1 (vote for 1)

Mike Miller – 926

Kristy Bentley – 824

ROANE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2 (vote for 2)

Diane Tate – 886

Danny Wright – 764

Darrell Drack Langley – 754

Dwayne Freels – 672

ROANE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 5/6 (vote for 3)

Nancy Hamilton – 2,128

Kristy Oran – 1,992

Coach Vic King – 1,712

Rob Jago – 1,507

Hugh Johnson – 1,139

Trey Coley – 865

ROANE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 7 (vote for 1)

Nadine Jackson – 1,181

MAYOR OF HARRIMAN

Wayne Best – 810

HARRIMAN CITY COUNCIL (vote for 3)

Tim Johnson – 559

Kenyon Mee – 519

Brian Frost – 496

Johnny Brackett – 461

Buffy Mee – 420

HARRIMAN CITY COUNCIL (vote for 1)

Lonnie Wright – 787

Wed
Aug 5 2020
08:33 am

This is a long read. The footnotes are in depth and should be read alongside the decision itself. It is a statement on why the Black Lives Matter movement exists and should alert every thoughtful human being to a dangerous precedent that was legislated by the Bench. It basically allows law enforcement to violate our Constitutional rights and destroy our personal property with impunity. This affects all of us regardless of race. It is a call for the Supreme Court to strengthen ALL of the Bill of Rights to the level of the Second Amendment.

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Mon
Aug 3 2020
06:57 am
By: WhitesCreek

Well, yeah...I was off in the woods this weekend and didn't have internet tubes with which to post the Friday toon link. I was thinking about letting it go but they are just too good to miss so here:

Juanita

With Trump's GOP working their evil deeds Toonists have way too much to work with. Here you go:

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Fri
Jul 31 2020
07:01 am

One way or another...

Thu
Jul 30 2020
05:45 pm

Thu
Jul 30 2020
01:59 pm

The claim by the "police" is that protesters were assaulting them with lasers.

"When they got me in the garage they said I was assaulting an officer with lasers. I absolutely did not and told them this. They told me they had evidence of me doing so which I knew was a blatant lie," she said.

Morgan also said that federal agents had been brutal with arrested protesters, saying they had been told to face a cement wall while they were searched and handcuffed.

"Repeatedly, we were told to 'face the wall' and then an officer would put his hand on the back of our heads and slam our face into it," she said.

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Thu
Jul 30 2020
11:48 am
By: WhitesCreek
“Just step back and consider how insane this is,” he added. “The president can’t be bothered to focus on the things that actually work, like testing, contact tracing, isolation or mask-wearing, but if a crazy person posts a video claiming lizard people are making alien vaccines, his response is: ‘That’s interesting!’”

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Wed
Jul 29 2020
03:32 pm

Mon
Jul 27 2020
11:05 am
By: WhitesCreek

Fri
Jul 24 2020
10:26 am

A nurse has died and a doctor is infected with the coronavirus in Rhea County. The Tennessee Department of Health says this is the first coronavirus death in Rhea County.

The county executive told Channel 3 both worked at the Rhea County Primary Care Center.

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