Things you should Know
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 23, 2013 - 7:46am.
Kingston Tennessee is a provincial little town in a most beautiful setting. It is blessed with water and scenery with the Emory and Clinch River confluence at the northern end and the Clinch and Tennessee River confluence at the southern end. Fort Southwest Point Park anchors the town at one end and very soon the Ladd Landing Greenway will provide the bookend to the north with the net cost to Kingston taxpayers being absolutely free.
Starting at Ladd Park at the Clinch and Emory confluence, the greenway carves its way through several micro habitats and a mature mixed hardwood forest. Except for the much discussed handrails on the bridge over Ladd Landing Boulevard and a few benches and such, the trail is complete. You may walk the entire trail right now, except for the bridge, and I encourage everyone to do just that. I have traveled it several times and seen something new every time I've gone. There is nowhere else in Roane County that you can walk into a deep forest on the comfort of a paved trail. The Ladd Landing Greenway is a gift that everyone in Kingston should enjoy and treasure from now on.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 23, 2013 - 6:37am.
This is good news and bad news. Too bad this wasn't done 15 years ago when the problem was identified. Good that this beautiful spot on the Emory river will get cleaned up. There will be a big mess for several years but the next generation will have a greater Riverside park in Harriman.
RNeal has the story...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 22, 2013 - 6:30pm.
A best friend is nursing a blood clot in his leg that went undiagnosed and could have done serious damage. He sent this and I'm passing it along.
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 22, 2013 - 11:05am.
Fincher (R- Frog Jump) (Yeah, Really..."Frog Jump")has received a$70,000.00 in 2012 for no particular reason except that it is in the Farm Bill he just voted on. The Congressman from the 8th District is a welfare queen. I suppose his real motive in cutting food stamps is to make sure there is more money for people like him.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 21, 2013 - 6:35pm.
Freedom to fish in stupid dangerous dam tail waters where fish are blocked into a man made concrete barrel.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 21, 2013 - 6:13pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 21, 2013 - 5:11pm.
The Headline said it. Blair Harrison has resigned, reportedly taking a job in Georgia... If only there would be this big a concern if the Math team adviser resigned...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 20, 2013 - 9:16am.
Tax Cheats lobby against internet sales tax collection and more...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 20, 2013 - 7:04am.
Roane County's hemlock trees are now being attacked by the woolly adelgid aphid. Let's hope we find something to restore the balance caused by introduction of this devastating pest introduced by the nursery industry.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 19, 2013 - 8:16am.
Our go to guy for political heads up is Tom Humphrey. He does an excellent job of noticing what is important in Tennessee politics and sending it along. Every once in a while he puts the burning light of clarity on things in Nashville. This is one of them, as he runs down some of the little "not" scandals the Governor Haslam thinks the press shouldn't cover.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 18, 2013 - 7:27pm.
TULLAHOMA, TN, 5/12/13: A Tullahoma man is accused of shooting his 13-month-old baby girl Sunday night while cleaning a handgun at the family's home. Kevin Sayre, 26, faces a charge of aggravated assault after police said he was cleaning the 9mm gun at the East Gate Apartments when the weapon fired, striking the baby in the chest.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 16, 2013 - 3:09pm.
The Ladd Landing Greenway is done except for some squabbling between the engineering contractor and the bridge contractor regarding a handrail that should have been on the bridge in the first place. Hikers and bikers can access the entire trail except for the bridge itself, which is done except for the aforementioned hand rail. The trail itself is a fabulous gift to Kingston and Roane County. I'll have pictures soon.
And from From TVA:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 16, 2013 - 8:48am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 16, 2013 - 6:04am.
So both sides have lawyered up big. I predict a monster payout by Pilot and the Haslams. They certainly don't want racketeering or something charges to come out of this. The truckers were swindled and smell blood in the water. Now they want their pound of flesh.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 15, 2013 - 5:46pm.
I wish our Senators would quit taking us for idiots. Here's the statement:
The loss is to the value of the TVA bonds which are held by bond investors and speculators, not TVA rate payers. This is about as disingenuous as our other Senator saying we have to cut Social Security, which doesn't have anything to do with the deficit, in order to control the deficit.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 15, 2013 - 7:36am.
Due to the inability of the Roane County Commission to act in defiance of heavy lobbying to save Roane County millions in tax money, our Taj Ma Jail has not been re-certified by the State due to over population.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 15, 2013 - 7:09am.
Let's see, they violated campaign finance laws with their political billboard, took over the Roane County Republican Party at its convention, and stole Democratic signs and t-posts during the election and they wonder why the IRS won't give them a tax exempt status? Link...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 14, 2013 - 7:20am.
"I remember when Tennessee was the leading state for economic development in the South and one of the top 3 in the United States of America," the newly elected Tennessee Democratic Party chairman said Monday. "Now we rank No. 1 in the country for references and time on Colbert and late-night television."
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 14, 2013 - 7:17am.
Quote of the day:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 13, 2013 - 3:58pm.
From the Roane CAG:
The Kingston Fossil Plant will be conducting a test of its Continuous Emission Monitoring System, or CEMS, beginning Tuesday, May 14, 2013, and will run for 10 days. During the CEMS test there may be a slight discoloring of the emissions from the scrubber stack. However, the emission from the stack will still be water vapor.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 13, 2013 - 8:46am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 10, 2013 - 7:26am.
Forty applicants have been narrowed down to three: David Bolling, a former Oliver Springs town manager and currently town administrator for Newscastle, Maine; Tracy Baker, currently assistant city administrator of Sevierville; and David Rutherford, currently McMinnville city manager.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 10, 2013 - 6:38am.
Darrell played with Robert Plant in the Band of Joy. I'm a fan of water song with a message...
Quote of the Day: Corker on Benghazi "...the question of what happened has largely been put to rest."
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2013 - 5:40pm.
DesJarlais still breathing through mouth...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2013 - 7:00am.
The DCS dead children scandal continues. Three dozen dead children in DCS care and its refusal to turn over records to the media would seem like front page news.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2013 - 6:54am.
You have to read this piece to know what I mean:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 9, 2013 - 6:53am.
Oh pshaw, it was just a silly mistake.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 8, 2013 - 10:08am.
This is beyond ridiculous and into obscene. Tennessee is for sale to the highest bidder. Citizens will have a very weak voice in the future.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 8, 2013 - 7:39am.
Remember when Julia Hurley said she didn't have to worry about not having any experience, the lobbyists will tell her what to do? Well it turns out that Bill Haslam has the same plan.
So what does this mean to you and me? Turns out The Ingram Group represents the Governor and is also lobbying this:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on May 7, 2013 - 7:52am.
This will be a disaster if it is allowed to happen.
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