Things you should Know
Submitted by RoaneBooster on April 29, 2013 - 4:55pm.
Transparency in government... 3 local counties fail. Roane is NOT one of the failures.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on January 27, 2013 - 3:21pm.
See, and consider supporting, the cause below. No, it's not political - in fact, it's apolitical. But the fact is that it could benefit all of us:
Submitted by RoaneBooster on December 19, 2012 - 11:55am.
Check out the cultural, artistic, citizenship, learning and other positive things going on in Paraguay... based on a unique way of recycling trash. I dare you to spend the 11 minutes with this video and not be moved.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on November 7, 2012 - 11:40am.
Well, Jack lost the race. But I hope he won't stay away from future races.
On a personal level I agree with Jack on some things and I disagree with him on some things. But he ran a totally clean race. He ran an informative race - we all knew pretty clearly what Jack stands for and what we could expect out of him. He's a stable person who is a real servant - and this can be seen in the way he's lived his life, not just in what he says. I beleve he DOES care about people the way he says he does, and that's because actions speak louder than words; he's been directly involved in things that SHOW he cares.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on October 19, 2012 - 11:23am.
I have rarely, if ever, initiated a post here that dealt purely with politics. But here goes.
This pisses me off. No other way to say it.
Sorry of most of it is behind the RCN's paywall. But Beth Harwell is talking about legislation that will keep people from being able to vote their choices.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on October 2, 2012 - 1:07pm.
David has an interesting lesson on public discourse. You can't write IN PUBLIC on PUBLIC FORA and expect people to not comment or not quote you. Of course, the one with the screwy expectations is pretty screwy himself. From KNS: Link...
Submitted by RoaneBooster on August 16, 2012 - 12:44pm.
Just saw a note about a new item on News 8 in Knoxville that Tom Kilgore says he is going to retire in several months, but will wait till a replacement is named.
Your breaking news reporter,
Apparently this blog system is on Central time - it was 1:44PM EDT when I created this, and the system said 12:44...
C'est la vie.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on June 20, 2012 - 8:01am.
... who seem to have a penchant for making big legislative issues out of non-essential trivia.
The folks in the TN General Assembly have earned some fair criticism for legislating on lots of things besides bringing jobs, fixing the economy, etc. As I said, fair criticism.
But California (surprised with that state being brought up, huh?) has at least equaled Tennessee in asininity.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on December 22, 2011 - 1:18pm.
I have for a long time thought of Steve Cohen (D - TN) as one of the most intelligent legislators of either party that I have known. I began to admire him when he was in the TN legislature from Memphis (pronounced MAM-fuss).
But I have to wonder if the air or kool-aid or something in DC has worked to the detriment of his neurons. See:
Submitted by RoaneBooster on November 1, 2011 - 12:08pm.
... concerning the current Occupy Wall Street phenomenon.
Quite frankly, I've misunderstood a lot of it, I know a lot of other people have. And I still think some protestors misunderstand it because of slogans and other things that don't really impart information (and only inflame emotions).
Submitted by RoaneBooster on September 6, 2011 - 1:16pm.
Just cause we deserve it! Mark Kroos, whom I discovered on knoxivi.com - a Knoxville internet TV channel - is absolutely amazing. His music is captivating, engrossing, and will simply pull you in to listen to it. Listeing to it and WATCHING him play it is utterly fascinating. He is one of VERY few to play this kind of guitar. He recently won a world title playing the guitar. Just amazing! I'm not gonna give it away. If you don't know Mark Kroos and his music, just check out these links!!
There ya go! One for each of the weekdays - plus a bonus! - remaining till WC finds us another Feel Good Friday! Enjoy!
Submitted by RoaneBooster on April 7, 2011 - 11:04pm.
"The Diviners" by Jim Leonard, Jr opened Thursday night, April 7, in the theatre at RSCC.
I saw the opening night. The crowd, although smallish (as Thursday opening nights tend to be), was responsive and appreciated the production. You probably should see it, too.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on March 31, 2011 - 10:06am.
... or - A Commentary on Education as Often Practiced
I hope this works - it's my first attempt at imbedding. If it doesn't, I know WC and OneT can help me learn.
Anyway - I felt this musical example spoke more eloquently than I ever could.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on February 7, 2011 - 11:09am.
I figured it and I'm sure many others did... When the RCN's online presence became so accessible and readable, when one could read the entire paper online... It felt like a hook was about to be sunk in our cheeks, and it was. We got used to seeing it all. Now we'll have to pay for it. But I have a question...
Submitted by RoaneBooster on February 3, 2011 - 1:13pm.
And 3000 new jobs in TN has to be a good thing. I know there are arguments on both sides of this issue, and some of the arguments either way seem to make sense. I present it here for your edification, consideration, and possible discussion.
It has to do with an economic impact study on wine in grocery stores, along with beer. See below:
Submitted by RoaneBooster on December 18, 2010 - 2:04pm.
Is the website's software having a glitch. Column width adjustment seems off... spreads off the screen.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on October 8, 2010 - 12:00pm.
found right here on RoaneViews... It's about the BP oil spill... see
Submitted by RoaneBooster on May 12, 2010 - 6:52pm.
... died shortly after 5PM today. It's been a real rough time for the family. She went to the hospital on Friday after burying Mike's Father the same Wednesday.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on April 9, 2010 - 10:16pm.
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird" is under way at the Theatre in the O'Brien Humanities Building at Roane State Community College.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on February 25, 2010 - 11:30am.
TVA has contracted to buy over 100 MW of power from an Iowa green utility.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on February 16, 2010 - 11:21pm.
To post something positive about a community that is admittedly less than perfect. Harriman, and specifically Cornstalk Heights, won a singular distinction recently. And I think it is worthy of note.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on February 9, 2010 - 11:13pm.
I've come across a Facebook page that I think could be very useful to Roane citizens. The Roane County Office of Emergency Services & Homeland Security has a (relatively) new page on the social networking site Facebook.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on January 28, 2010 - 3:19pm.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY. TIMING: LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON...AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT. THE... SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TO DECREASE THROUGH SATURDAY.
ACCUMULATIONS: SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
Snow should start in Roane County between 1-2PM in the southern areas, e.g. Whites Creek. The part of the county north of I-40 likely to receive more than the rest of the county.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on December 23, 2009 - 12:17pm.
Two legislators have asked the TN Attorney General, Robert Cooper, to prepare to take legal action to protect the state from the unfndated mandate portions of the healthcare reform bill currently being considered. According to the legislators, the bill would require to increase its state Medicaid program with $1.4 BILLION in additional funds from the state's taxpayers.
I have had dealings with one of these legislators on other issues, and have found her to be a very bright and thoughtful legislator.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on November 13, 2009 - 3:09pm.
Here's a Blog "heads up" for the Event shown on bottom of right column of this website. Check it out!
Submitted by RoaneBooster on November 13, 2009 - 10:44am.
..."The die is cast..."
Submitted by RoaneBooster on October 23, 2009 - 9:04am.
Apparently the City of Rockwood has decided to move forward with the annexation process. See more at:
Submitted by RoaneBooster on September 24, 2009 - 12:55pm.
Many of us mountain living types indigenous to this blessed part of the world love our rhododenrons, don't we? And why not? They're grand!
A recent study by the US Forest Services shows they may be culprits in landslides - especially after the kind of weather we've been experiencing lately. Read more: Link...
Submitted by RoaneBooster on September 3, 2009 - 11:41am.
Ya never know how they'll work out in the long run. But it seems like a positive idea that could help our state - which could help our county. Tennessee is developing a website to promote economic development in the entire state. See Link...
Submitted by RoaneBooster on July 9, 2009 - 2:50pm.
Feller named Kyle. Don't know him. He's been in the General Assembly.
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