Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 1, 2014 - 1:09pm.

You have to wonder how sick some is to have done such nasty things. Let's hope they get found out, arrested, and prosecuted for assault and everything else.

The department believes locals were behind the sabotage and officers said they are taking the investigation very seriously.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke acknowledged the incidents were upsetting but said they should not overshadow the enthusiasm and support from everyone who cheered for the Ironman on Sunday.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 1, 2014 - 7:14am.

Arguments were heard on Monday in McFarland's lawsuit to overturn the election of Mike Pemberton. Judge Blackwood originally stated that he would issue a ruling the next day but instead took care of it later the same day. He basically decreed that this was old news and time has run out for any lawsuit. The State Attorney General joined Pemberton in asking that the lawsuit be dismissed.

“This case, there was clearly a voter who filed a complaint, the commission had a hearing, heard evidence, issued a final determination,” Assistant Attorney General Ryan A. Lee said. “Once that final determination is issued, the only way it can be reviewed is through a common law writ of certiorari. The statute of limitations for that action has run, and therefore plaintiff’s complaint in this case is time barred.”

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 30, 2014 - 8:07pm.

Jordan Underwood says he got a call at 3 a.m. about a loud noise at his hotel on Historic Nature Trail Drive in Gatlinburg. He said he found something different than he expected.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 30, 2014 - 7:11am.

OK, I need this explained:

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 30, 2014 - 7:04am.

From Davidson County Grand Jury:

"charges should be brought against Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell who willfully and arrogantly ignored the law regarding those appointments."

If you want to hear Ms. Harwell she will be speaking at a Kent Calfee fundraiser promoted by the Roane Chamber of Commerce which sent out a political ad for Kent in its monthly email. Here it is in part:

I trust that our County Commission is keeping a close accounting of where our county tax money is going to make sure that none of it is being used to pay for the Chamber's political activities, since that would totally be just as against the law as the activities for which Ms Harwell is being considered for indictment. .


Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 28, 2014 - 6:48pm.

Why is Chuck so afraid of Mary Headrick?

Headrick said she had hoped Fleischmann would agree to a date before Oct. 15 -- the start of early voting -- but she will take what she can get.

"As my campaign manager said, 'We'll just have to work harder,'" Headrick said in an email Friday.

But don't the voters of the 3rd Congressional District deserve to know what Chuck is all about?

"When you've got a lot more money than your opponent, there's no reason to give them free visibility. But one way to get away from the idea that you won't debate your opponent is to have it close to the election. It may minimize damage...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 24, 2014 - 8:54am.

These are pretty heavy charges.

I’m regret that I accepted the dirty money from RAAMPAC. If I had the means t pay it back, I would.

But speaking of paybacks, the people of Tennessee are going to learn about the sale of chairmanships as soon as the general election is over.. Fortunately, I can bring this forward, since you have nothing I want and I no longer have anything you can take away.

Jim Summerville

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 24, 2014 - 7:15am.

I fail to see how the law was followed here. The female victim was 14. From the original charges it would seem that she was an underage prostitute.

Booher, 59, was charged with one count of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of solicitation of a minor and three counts of aggravated statutory rape.

He reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape.

He is 45 years older than the victim.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 24, 2014 - 7:08am.

Crimes are often committed by people suffering from mental illness and the resuting confrontations with law enforcement often end tragically. This program could well prevent future tragedies by giving officers the tools they need to effectively deal with these situations.

The training could also have extra benefits for officers:

For one Oak Ridge Police officer there was an unexpected benefit. It helped him deal with his own child.

A wife of one of the officers said her husband came home one day during the training and said he got it.

“He sat down with his child and their relationship is totally different now. It changed their family dynamic. I think that is a very very strong statement for CIT,”

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 24, 2014 - 6:54am.

This is about the scariest thing I've read lately:

In Martineau’s words, “state primacy and autonomy must be respected.”

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 23, 2014 - 5:42pm.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will hold a public meeting in Athens, Tenn., Oct. 1, to review progress on the TVA Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor project.

Those unable to attend the meeting may participate through a webinar by registering online at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/982531953.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 23, 2014 - 8:13am.

This guy has been called a lot of names and none of them are good. He was the driving force in preventing the TVA disaster victims from being made whole. He was well paid for his work. Victor Ashe decried his exorbitant salary many times.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 22, 2014 - 11:04am.

My experience in observing Mr. Brummett is that he is an excellent chair person.

The Committee on Committees has been chosen and will meet soon to fill out the rest of the committee assignments.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 22, 2014 - 10:43am.

“Did the trial court err in concluding that the Equal Protection, Due Process and Full Faith and Credit Clauses of the United States Constitution are not violated by Tennessee Constitution Article XI 18 and Tennessee Code Annotated 36-3-113 when such laws, as applied in this case, prohibit recognition of plaintiff’s valid marriage in and under the laws of the state of Iowa to another man, and thus prohibit plaintiff from seeking a divorce in Tennessee, where both spouses currently reside?”

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 19, 2014 - 6:11am.

Martin will perform at Ladd Landing tonight in a no reservations all acoustic show. Daniel Kimbro plays the part of his faithful companion for a musical powerhouse combo. Here's a Martin Harley song that was his first hit single in the UK. He's just breaking in to the US market which is why we can afford him. Enjoy while it lasts.

Show information and directions to the Ladd Landing clubhouse


Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 18, 2014 - 8:48pm.

A Nashville judge has ruled that the 10 death row inmates already challenging the state's lethal injection protocol may amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair.

Senator Yager's "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out Bill is under attack.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 18, 2014 - 7:25pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 17, 2014 - 7:30pm.

Headrick says Fleischmann’s silence will not help him, because the district isn’t as red as some believe.

She said the 3rd District’s middle class is shrinking because of Fleischmann’s politics. She’s campaigning to raise the federal minimum wage, close tax loopholes for the wealthy and improve health care for Americans.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 17, 2014 - 7:14pm.

"This is just a sad opening of a hearing. I’ve never seen it, and I’ve gone through some tough ones." ~ Barbra Boxer

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 17, 2014 - 6:25pm.

So we are a typical southern red state!

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 16, 2014 - 6:46pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 15, 2014 - 6:23pm.

...Herbert Slatery will be a strong advocate for the people of Tennessee and a vigilant defender of Tennessee’s conservative reforms.

Ron Ramsey

On the first R Attorney General in Tennessee history... Governor Haslam's current but outgoing Chief of Staff.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 15, 2014 - 7:59am.

“I’ve knocked on over 6,000 doors, and these people don’t want no tax,” (New Commissioner Junior)Hendrickson said. “They don’t want it put on the ballot. If we vote to put it on the ballot and it passes, we’ve raised it just the same.”

Did Junior just say that he won't let the people vote on a tax increase for schools because people don't want a tax increase for schools and people might vote to pass the tax increase for schools?

RCN story


Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 14, 2014 - 12:34pm.

We thus have the General Assembly asking to be trusted on abortion and judicial appointments, to be distrusted on an income tax and, oh, by the way, to fix the oversight their predecessors made a dozen years ago in denying gaming rights to veterans.

This is a great overview of all the state constitutional amendments. Tom Humphrey is kicking hard for a retired guy: Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 14, 2014 - 12:21pm.

This is actually pretty funny in a blatant "you scratch my back with 20's and I'll scratch your back with 100's" kind of way.

During a conference with potential bidders Sept. 4 a vendor was looking at the requirements in the procurement documents. The vendor was looking at the details and happened to click "properties". Hilarity ensued:

The vendor made the assertion after clicking on the “properties” tab of a computer file among the documents given to vendors for review, which listed as its “author” the Tennessee sales representative for Motorola Solutions Inc., the current contractor. The conference ended as other vendors asked about the fairness of the process.

Thanks to Tom Humphrey:

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 14, 2014 - 9:05am.

It is not an accident that things like this are released in the Friday news dump in order to try and keep them quiet as possible.

The gypsum storage landfill has been under construction for several years past its original completion date. It has had any number of engineering and construction problems that we are aware of. Who knows what we haven't been told. I strongly suggest our elected officials get involved with this and make certain that the citizens of Roane County are protected. It's not like TVA has our best interests at heart.

The application is attached. We should at the minimum require a Public hearing with TVA being questioned by experts representing the County and its people.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 13, 2014 - 10:13am.

Kingston scored in the last minute of the game for the win. Congratulations to the Kingston players for getting Coach Pankey his first win at RCHS.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 12, 2014 - 7:14am.

I like this story!

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 12, 2014 - 7:11am.

I would certainly like to have more information about this.

OAK RIDGE — The reactor pool is leaking at one of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's old research reactors, prompting an urgent response by the U.S. Department of Energy and its cleanup contractor — although the contractor said Thursday the leak is being collected in a basin and poses no safety or health threat.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on September 11, 2014 - 1:15pm.

Chad tells me that they just signed a deal with the Discovery Channel and Nascar to use songs from their first album Bona Fide. This is huge!

See them right here at the Ladd Landing Clubhouse for a measly $10 in an all original acoustic show. See you there!

More information is right HERE

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