Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 10, 2009 - 4:07pm.

TVA announces closure of Swan Pond Road late evening June 12 through the morning of June 16 to facilitate completion of the rail spur.

The Emory River is open for navigation but closed to recreation from the confluence with the Clinch River, mile 0, through mile 4 (1/2 mile above sand island).


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 10, 2009 - 2:02pm.

Bring it on! We totally trust TVA to do the right thing and keep us all safe...Don't we?

The Tennessee Valley Authority is evaluating a potential site near the Clinch River in Roane County, Tenn., for the reactor and is a industrial consultant for Babcock & Wilcox, said Jack Bailey, TVA's vice president of nuclear generation development.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 10, 2009 - 11:40am.

According to my calculations, TVA dumps enough arsenic into Watts Bar to kill 6,129,000 people each year.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 10, 2009 - 10:33am.

...Not to mention their inability to operate a voicemail system.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 10, 2009 - 10:26am.

I would hope not. I also wonder if our towns will opt out of gunsin parks as well? I just don't see us being safer with concealed weapons at ball games.

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Submitted by BrantWW on June 10, 2009 - 9:29am.

TVA REPORT TO "Our Roane County Neighbors"

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 10, 2009 - 9:10am.

Findings from the Institute for Policy Integrity, New York School of Law:

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 10, 2009 - 8:24am.

I have been told that the Alabama site is a state of the art clay and composite lined landfill. It has to go somewhere.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 9, 2009 - 9:01pm.

No Playing, no thinking!

Wait until there are no (zero) symptoms.

You listening, Coach?

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 9, 2009 - 7:50am.

The Kingston City Council Budget Meeting held yesterday afternoon from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. will continue this afternoon in the Council Room from 6:00 p.m. until the regularly scheduled Council meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 9, 2009 - 7:45am.

There's nothing but bad news for Roane County in Ken Yager's Fish Kill Bill. We're not done yet!

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 9, 2009 - 7:26am.

Does TVA go out of its way to get bad publicity? This is silly on TVA's part. Work something out here..

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 9, 2009 - 7:19am.

What do you think?

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 8, 2009 - 4:29pm.

Submitted by onetahiti on June 8, 2009 - 1:47pm.

Yesterday I received a telemarketing call from someone who identified himself as being from "Democracy in Action." He was very rude and persistent in wanting me to donate $150 to help President Obama's health care program.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 8, 2009 - 6:26am.

Their health has been wrecked, their property values have plummeted, and the absence of culpability by oversight agencies is staggering.

Only it's not oversight agencies that are the problem. It's that TVA claims it answers to no one...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 7, 2009 - 8:16pm.

There's more to this than just stealing elections. Let's just say...What if a State legislator had a voting machine company in his District that sold voting machines to lots of Counties in TN but did not currently have a system to read paper ballots? Would that Legislator do all in his power to stop the Voter Confidence Act form going through, thereby keeping most of TN from buying good machines (like the ones Roane County has been using) from another company?

I'm just sayin'...

More on the shenanigans from Mary Mancini

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 7, 2009 - 7:54pm.

From the press release:

Chair of House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hears stories of coal ash spill from Kingston residents

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Submitted by RoaneBooster on June 6, 2009 - 5:10pm.

Gene Thurman, former Principal of Harriman High School, died this morning after a prolonged illness. Thurman was involved in educational affairs and community affairs for most of his life, and leaves a legacy of many, many HS graduates who knew and respected him. His legacy also includes a community better for his involvement. That's hard to beat.

No info in arrangements as of now.

RB

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 6, 2009 - 7:43am.

I promise that I personally will look for "No guns" restaurants.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 5, 2009 - 4:52pm.

REGULAR MEETING - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009 – 7:00 P.M.

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Submitted by onetahiti on June 5, 2009 - 4:12pm.

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) will sponsor an informational program on the coal ash spill and its aftermath on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Univeralist Church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 5, 2009 - 7:31am.

One of my favorite local writers, Betty Bean, rides in the procession...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 5, 2009 - 6:35am.

Sunday June 7th 4pm to 5:30pm
Kingston Community Center

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Things to note:

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Submitted by SFCharlie on June 4, 2009 - 12:37pm.

Marked with " New! "
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…funny how the "Gain and loss" doesn't highlight the shallows at the mouth of the Emory, or at the "low dam" in the Clinch. Looks like summer's cool bottom waters from the Clinch will be flowing downstream, not up the Emory to KIF. Expect TVA to want to dredge right away.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 4, 2009 - 10:59am.

Bart Gordon and Lincoln host meeting for Tornado Preparedness

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 4, 2009 - 5:32am.

Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) voted against the bill, which fell one vote short of passage.

Seven Democrats voted to allow more pollution in Tennessee's waters. They were: Armstrong, Curtiss, DeBerry L, Ferguson, Fraley, Litz, and Tidwell.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 3, 2009 - 9:04pm.

I was a rocker in a past life. Wished I was a blues guitar player but I just never was that good. The singer in my band in heaven, where all the licks are golden would be Koko Taylor. I guess she beat me to that stage.



Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 3, 2009 - 8:55pm.

Now we find it is due back on the 7th.

I talked with the operator of a municipal waste treatment plant on Monday at the legislature and told him I would have to beat him up on this one. There is simply no reason whatsoever that TDEC should not be able to inspect our waste treatment plants any time any day. Suppose we had to give restaurants this kind of notice before we inspected them? We would be eating bad food a lot more of the time.

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