Submitted by mushy on June 26, 2009 - 8:29am.

The show is tonight folks and there will be plenty of tickets available at the door!

Come see Brooks, Muse Watson, and me! I might even take your photo!

ROANE STATE THEATER AT 7 PM!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 26, 2009 - 7:58am.

"TVA deeply regrets the spill of coal ash from our Kingston plant and is fully committed to restoring the community near the site and to seeing to the needs of our Roane County neighbors."

...TVA Chief Operating Officer Bill McCollum


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 25, 2009 - 8:12pm.



Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 25, 2009 - 3:53pm.

KNS Story and Discussion

Other factors included the looseness of the ash, the steepness of the retaining walls and the pressure exerted by the stacked ash

And the Layer of Slimes


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 25, 2009 - 12:21pm.

I remember when...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 25, 2009 - 11:49am.

The whole failure document:

Link...

But here's the bottom line: It wasn't rain. It wasn't earthquake. It was simply that this type of storage was a bad idea in the first place. TVA made bad decisions all along the way. As the ash was piled higher and the lower levels became saturated with water, a point was reached where it all just gave way. A few small internal failures started the whole thing and then all hell broke loose...Literally!

Read more...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 25, 2009 - 6:26am.

Actually, I think an honest reading of the Constitution already does that but we just can't find enough honest readers. At any rate, Congressman Cooper supports this as well.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 24, 2009 - 6:57pm.

The USA men's Football team (soccer, to you American handball fans) beat the number one team in the world, Spain, 2-0 to advance to the finals of the Confederation cup in South Africa.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 24, 2009 - 6:44pm.

Posted (finally) at the TVA website

Link...

Thanks to Randy Ellis for the Heads up!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 24, 2009 - 6:26pm.

With a pearl amongst swine... Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 24, 2009 - 11:47am.

Like a recession busting FREE!

Link...


Submitted by onetahiti on June 24, 2009 - 8:14am.

West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (WRCVFD) urgently needs your help, now through July 5.

The late Charlie Mead (Link..., Link..., Link...) was the energy, the driving force, behind the West Roane VFD's fireworks sales (Link...).

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 24, 2009 - 7:17am.

My suggestion is for EPA folks to stay off the stage with TVA. From what I can observe the EPA folks are working their tails off and following the laws and regulations (they can responsibly do nothing else), while TVA sends out flacks to spout insensible drivel that serves no one well.

Link...

CTFP Story


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 24, 2009 - 6:40am.

Score a big one for Cumberland County, Roane State, and Lincoln Davis.
Link...
Is anybody driving the train for Roane County on things like this? A business incubator wold be a wonderful thing for us right now.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 23, 2009 - 10:20pm.

Submitted by onetahiti on June 23, 2009 - 9:34pm.

Reuters has the story: Link...

-- OneTahiti


Submitted by onetahiti on June 23, 2009 - 2:01pm.

The family of Dr. Charles Grandison "Charlie" Mead will be receiving friends at the West Roane VFD Station No. 1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road in Rockwood, Tennessee, on Monday, June 29, 2009, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, followed by a memorial service at 7:30 PM, also at Station No. 1.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlie's memory to the WRCVFD at PO Box 417, Rockwood, TN 38754 or online at WestRoane.com.

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Submitted by onetahiti on June 23, 2009 - 12:24pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 23, 2009 - 5:42am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 10:08pm.

...by planting an organic garden, Michelle Obama acted like Toto, pulling back the curtain to reveal the little man pretending to be the almighty wizard. That man - or men - behind the curtain are the biotech, pesticide, and fertilizer industries, who desperately want the American people to believe that they are absolutely necessary to prevent our starvation.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 3:34pm.

What a great experience for Christina Neal who was the leading goal scorer on the Roane County High School team.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 2:42pm.

The Long Term Recovery Committee will NOT meet this Wednesday, June 24th. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 1st at 4:30.


Submitted by onetahiti on June 22, 2009 - 12:27pm.

My dear friend and colleague Charlie Mead passed away this morning. Even though I knew it was coming, I am still stunned.

What can I say about Charlie? He deserves poems and statues.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 9:28am.

The wise and wonderful Charlie Mead is with us no more. Charlie passed quietly at 3 a.m. last night.

(Charlie posted and shared his photos as Corvus. The username will remain his. To know his wit, check out his title for this photo.)


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 8:17am.

This makes me feel really good about more nukes...

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 8:04am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 7:55am.

By Ray Collett

Hello Readers,
Whew, it is really hot isn't it..I don't know how we used to stand this heat years ago, maybe it was because we were younger. I got a lot of response from last weeks story about the contraption my father-in-law made and scared half of the Grandview community out of their wits.
Let me tell you about a terrible sound I heard once while living in the Clymersville area.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 21, 2009 - 1:17pm.

As they propose to build more nuclear plants, TVA shows up on another bad boy list.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 21, 2009 - 12:58pm.

Conservation could yield a 20 percent savings on electricity demand if vigorously pursued, experts reasonably believe. A robust alternative energy program could add substantially to that savings.

If those estimates hold, it would be far cheaper to offset the need for a couple of nuclear plants, at $5 billion to $7 billion apiece, through conservation and renewable energy than to build such plants to meet the currently expected (post-recession) electric demand growth of roughly 2 percent a year.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 21, 2009 - 12:44pm.

Let's hopr this is true. Can we get someone to verify this?

(Anda Ray) pointed to the restoration of a cove known as the "Church Slough." Six months ago it was buried in ash.

"All of the ash is gone. The fauna is back. The birds are back in the spring-fed water. It is done," Ray said. "That is kind of our hope for how the rest of it will look when we are finished."

Lot's more in this AP story...

Link...


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