Things you should Know
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 30, 2013 - 7:29am.
(Sorry, couldn't help myself)
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I mean, the last two wars have worked out so well for us, and the rest of the world is telling us "no thanks" this time.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 30, 2013 - 7:06am.
Failure to wear seat belts is cited in 80% of vehicle fatalities. Alcohol in 33%. What will officers be focusing on? Here's a hint...there's a lot more money for the system in alcohol than seat belt enforcement. You have been warned!
From the AP story:
Submitted by onetahiti on August 29, 2013 - 1:44pm.
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Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 29, 2013 - 7:07am.
I was proud to see City Attorney Greg Leffew mention our First Amendment rights to panhandle to the Council, but this is more to the point:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 28, 2013 - 10:38am.
Rafting deaths are actually very rare. For there to have been two on the same weekend on the Ocoee River is astounding. The official cutoff river flow for TVA to allow rafting operations is 3000 cubic feet per second. TVA claims that levels were below that at the time of both of the fatalities. River guides who were there are stating that the levels were surging and were higher than that at the time. I wouldn't bet a peanut butter sandwich on TVA honesty when it comes to reporting data. That may matter in court and we here in Roane County have seen TVA's bullheaded adherence to statements that everybody knows isn't true. (The claim that Roane County property values haven't been harmed by the TVA ash disaster will just get us started) To my mind, the question of fault is not the issue in these two rafting deaths.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 28, 2013 - 7:35am.
I could have gotten in my car, driven to Kingston, put three quarters in a vending box and gotten today's Roane County News yesterday. Since I have a paid subscription the dead tree edition will arrive at my house around eleven today. Going to the RCN website right this second will get me a digital version of last Monday's paper. This is incompetent and absurd. So much for the speed of light as it pertains to communications. But this is not my point...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 26, 2013 - 6:37am.
I'm hearing that a lot more is going to come out on the EPA oversight of this project that is not good.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 26, 2013 - 6:35am.
Midway is already feeling targeted.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 25, 2013 - 7:56am.
For profit schools do not put students first:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 25, 2013 - 7:45am.
This is compounded even more because TVA is far larger in customers than either of the other utilities.
TVA, like most other utilities, greatly fears losing control of power generation. This is exactly what happens with roof top solar. While Germany and other nations embrace the concept in the interests of national economic security, the USA lags far behind, still building new coal and nuclear power plants.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 24, 2013 - 2:56pm.
Quote of the Day:
RoaneViews Editorial Response: Yeah, right!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 23, 2013 - 6:21am.
No matter which way demand goes, it seems that TVA raises rates.
“We don’t ever like to raise rates,” (CEO Bill) Johnson said after the meeting. “We have had a significant decline in sales, and hence revenue, that we haven’t been able to offset with cost management efforts.”
The comments are biting. It's my fault TVA is raising rates because I have energy efficient appliances and lighting.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 23, 2013 - 5:59am.
Jennifer Daniels with Scott Tyler on guitar and the fabulous Mike Willis on back up vocal. Mike Willis will be at Ladd Landing October 25. We're still working on Jennifer and Scott.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 22, 2013 - 7:04pm.
There is so much disinformation surrounding the sandhill crane hunt that it could be a political campaign. Here's a local hunter:
The Eastern population is only 15,000 birds at most, and some years it is only 8,000 birds. They are talking about killing over 10 percent of the population on a good year and well above that in other years. There are no studies that predict whether the population can stand that amount of hunting pressure.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 22, 2013 - 2:44pm.
50 Coal Ash cleanup workers filed a lawsuit against TVA ContractorJacobs Engineering Group. Among the allegations:
The full Court filing is attached. Interesting read.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 22, 2013 - 9:12am.
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Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 22, 2013 - 7:49am.
This exact thing brought a resignation from the Governor of Kentucky several years back.
I'm liking News Channel 5 a lot these days:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 22, 2013 - 6:59am.
TN icon Jack Daniel's is actually owned by a Kentucky corporation but we appreciate the paychecks here in TN.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 21, 2013 - 4:13pm.
Submitted by randyellis on August 20, 2013 - 2:26pm.
Hooray for Harriman 2013
Monday Sept. 2nd 10am - 6pm
Noon: Weston Burt (country)
Fun for the whole Family! Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors! Inflatables for the kids!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 20, 2013 - 10:22am.
That and DesJarlais only think rules should apply to whoever he thinks they should apply to, not football players or himself.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 20, 2013 - 5:52am.
8 TV is reporting one dead in a car wreck on Eagle Furnace Rd South of Rockwood.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 19, 2013 - 4:55pm.
The Roane County Commission and the Roane County Board of Education will meet in a Workshop on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Raider Room (room behind the cafeteria) in the Dunbar Building at Roane State Community College, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN.
The meeting is open to the public.
Submitted by Mike on August 19, 2013 - 9:57am.
The Storm the Fort Triathlon will be in Kingston Saturday morning. The first swimmer hits the water at 0800. The swim and transition areas are at the 58 Landing. The bike ride is out Hwy 58, down River Road, and back. The run is through Kingston. Much of the activity will be on the trail along the lake, but some of it is around the high school and near Greenwood. The finish line is at the Fort.
Please be aware of the runners and riders Saturday morning.
More information is available at the Race Day Events site - Link...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on August 19, 2013 - 9:04am.
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