Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 14, 2014 - 10:36am.

Well not really:

In Tennessee, a battle is breaking out between two of the world's largest liquor companies over whiskey barrels. And more importantly, what can be called Tennessee whiskey.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 14, 2014 - 9:16am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 13, 2014 - 8:12am.

One R says it's time to quit being stupid for raw political reasons, take the federal money, and get health insurance to the hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans this would help.

From CPI:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 13, 2014 - 7:25am.

It seems like there was too much light thrown on Yager's sweetheart coal bill for it to slip through this time. Time will tell us if Ken stay in coal lobbyist Chuck Laine's pocket and whether Yager will bring it back next year. Ken has done some good things for Roane County during his time in the senate. His willingness to be the coal and mining industry's pet senator needs to come to and end, however.

"Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, sponsor of the legislation drafted by the Tennessee Mining Association, announced (the end of SB1998 for this year)in the last scheduled meeting of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee."

But don't relax and think your water quality is safe. Chuck Laine, lobbyist for the mining association, vows to continue his efforts.


Submitted by onetahiti on March 12, 2014 - 9:41am.

Chief Charlie Redwine of West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (WRCVFD) is pleased to announce the results from the Insurance Services Office, Inc., (ISO) 11/2013 inspection:

WRCVFD's classification has improved from a 6/9 to a class 5/8b. I would like to thank those who worked so hard in getting our department ready for this inspection. As with any fire department and community it is a big deal for us. Hats off to those who assisted. A copy of the Score Summary is available for review at Station One.


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Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 12, 2014 - 9:08am.

This video is a treasure. Check out the piano player. He is a bit older now and will be at Market Street Thursday night with his touring trio.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 12, 2014 - 7:37am.

From Tennessee Clean Water:

The Tennessee Senate Committee on Energy, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee rolled the coal primacy bill for a week so they could have time to study the 42-page amendment.

We should all show TCWN some love for keeping us informed on this disaster of a bill. All our local newspaper seems to do is publish Senator Yager's fluff press releases as news instead of really letting us know what our elected officials are doing.

Previously posted on RoaneViews

Submitted by chelsea on March 12, 2014 - 7:28am.

Don't know how much you can see with the pay wall etc. It appears that RCN has sympathy for Harriman in regards to the proposed legislation to stop unilateral annexation by cities. Better call Sen Yager today. There are two bills out there SB0839, and SB2464. I think the first one has already passed the House.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 11, 2014 - 6:19pm.

I was going to post something about most of today's stories but Tom HUmphrey did it first and better. Go read! I said...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 11, 2014 - 9:33am.

Now we know how to get students to vote. Mess with college level sex education.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 11, 2014 - 8:34am.

Every time we see some idiotic bill coming through that stirs up religion in school, we should know that evil forces are seeking to distract us from what they are doing. The Bill to allow religion in homework is apparently to distract us from this:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 11, 2014 - 8:27am.

On Thursday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m., the Kingston Fossil Plant will conduct its monthly test of the Chemical Alert Notification System, and you may hear the alarm during the test. This test will take approximately 5 minutes.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 11, 2014 - 8:13am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 10, 2014 - 7:24pm.


Tips to!

Submitted by mushy on March 10, 2014 - 3:42pm.

A great time was had Saturday evening by those attending the Kentucky Headhunter concert!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 10, 2014 - 9:35am.

Anyone who has seen my handwriting knows that I can't write cursive either.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 10, 2014 - 8:36am.

From CPI Buzz:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 10, 2014 - 7:23am.

Yager has introduced a horror of a bill that will seriously threaten clean water in Roane County and a of Tennessee. This will be a good chance to see who Kent Calfee serves as well, if he supports or opposes the bill.

Senator Yager has previously been tone deaf to everything except what coal lobbyists tell him. You would think that, living as he does across the river from the largest coal disaster in US history, he might realize that there are more Tennessee jobs in the solar industry than coal and that solar is growing and coal is dying. This is a good thing. Will someone please let Ken and Kent know? I realize Yager gets a tonb of money from coal lobbyist Chuck Laine, but isn't he supposed to represent his constituents and not the industry that destroyed Roane County's economy?

The TCWN buletin is here: Link...

The amendment is attached. There's more after the jump:


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 9, 2014 - 1:29pm.


Go past the Food City Shopping center and take the first right, just before the Greenway bridge. Park along the road.


Johnny Neel is an American vocalist, songwriter, and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for his songwriting, stage, and session work for the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, and Dickey Betts. His songs have been covered by a ton of folks, including John Mayall and Delbert McClinton.

Johnny was the other keyboard on the Allman Brothers "Seven Turns" album and wrote "Maydell" with Warren Haynes, one of the stronger tracks. He was a member of Blue Floyd.

He will be at Market Street this Thursday night. $15 a person $25 couple. BYOB


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 9, 2014 - 11:40am.

We know who is paying for the TVA disaster, the property and business owners of Roane County.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 9, 2014 - 9:49am.

Will Bryan College give in to the demands of the 30 to 2 vote of No Confidence by the faculty with regard to the President and allow thinking to occur on campus? Or will they follow the Board Chairman's decree that critical thinking occur within a box defined by a literal biblical view?


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 12:11pm.

Dear Amerigas,

Please quit harassing me about the unpaid tank rental bills for 2013 and 2014. If you would take a moment and check your records you might notice that I terminated all of my Amerigas accounts in 2012. Your people picked up one of the tanks you keep billing me for in 2012 and the other one was supposed to be picked up two Januaries back. You must have forgotten about it even though I called you several times to come get it and you said you would. Your company is stunningly incompetent.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 11:35am.

Scott and Mallory will play and sing for us tonight at Market Street. In addition to having beautiful voices and songs, they are very creative and quite funny in performance. Here is the show info.

Here is a song:

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 9:32am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 8:25am.

The long and tortured saga has generated some good by the lawyer who got Rocky acquitted.

... Logan said he and his wife decided that they would not try to profit off the property.

“It has been our decision to give it to the people of Roane County who could not afford homes,” he said.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 7:54am.

Want to know how long it has been since Tennessee was mentioned on the Daily Show? Here you go.

If you want to see us mentioned just last night here you go again. You really should see this.

Beyond the frivolity is the discussion of how rural areas empower the conservative movement that is keeping them impoverished, while liberals tend to move to cities and create jobs. It's a good argument that you should read.


Bottom line, if you want to create jobs make sure your state is not mentioned on the Daily Show. With our legislators that is going to be tough...really tough!

The interview with entrepreneur Michael Burcham

Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 7, 2014 - 6:51am.

Try to imagine Gov. Bill Haslam having oversight of an electric power utility with three nuclear plants and a den of aging coal power plants. Remember, this is the same man who turned down the federal government's complete funding of TennCare for three years and 90 percent of its cost thereafter. He heads the same state government that is so far behind on the Volunteer State's own rollout of a website for TennCare that state officials won't even estimate a completion date.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 6, 2014 - 9:33am.

So you represent a group that opposes guns being carried into your parks and you are making your case to TN Rep. Rick Womick and in the middle of it he pulls out a gun and he plops a gun on his desk in the middle of their conversation. Is that a threat?

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