Lost Medicaid Funding
To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.
Things you should Know
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 21, 2014 - 7:02am.
Roane County had 86 deer related traffic accidents last year. Slow down and don't swerve, even if a collision is imminent. Remember that there is almost never just one and that they are incredibly stupid where vehicles are concerned.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 21, 2014 - 6:45am.
A few items that caught my eye:
Despite all the scare mongering by the GOP, ebola is exactly as difficult to catch as the CDC said it was. Family members of the only victim so far who had very close contact with him have been cleared and released from quarantine.
An experimental herpes drug is named "pritelivir". Is that pronounced "Pretty Liver"?
As of this exact moment in time you have arachnids living on your face. Members of the arachnid family include scorpions, spiders and mites. Researchers have found Demodex folliculorum or D. brevis (human follicular mites) in the facial follicles of 100% of adults tested. Time to get over that Arachnophobia of yours. You are where they live! I thought about posting photos but didn't want to ruin your breakfast.
A virus that makes its way to a door knob can be transmitted to between 40% and 60% of the people in an office within two to four hours. If half of the people use disinfectant hand wipes the rate of transmission is cut by 80%.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 20, 2014 - 5:42pm.
Chuck Fleischmann voted to prevent the Pentagon from taking climate change into account. How long are we going to tolerate politicians ignoring science?
Submitted by mushy on October 20, 2014 - 4:31pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 20, 2014 - 6:49am.
You may find this surprising, given that I am a tireless critic of TVA, but I agree with the IG for the most part on the clean up. TVA has failed to make our County and its property owners whole from a financial stand point but environmentally we are better than we have been since TVA came to town in the early 1950's.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 18, 2014 - 11:31am.
This should be a model for the other towns in Roane County on how to put your best foot forward.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 18, 2014 - 11:00am.
Not the normal happening in Rockwood, actually.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 17, 2014 - 5:06pm.
October 18, 2014
Dr. Mary Headrick, candidate for the Tennessee Third Congressional seat, called for both immediate action by government to address Ebola and by individual Tennesseans to address influenza.
“Unfortunately, we are seeing the results of drastic government cost-cutting in the name of ‘smaller government’ as well as the results of years of congressional gridlock,” Dr. Headrick noted.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 17, 2014 - 9:36am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 16, 2014 - 7:38pm.
Congratulations to Rockwood Girls Soccer District 3 A/AA Champions!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 16, 2014 - 8:31am.
Between phone calls and email I had more than one staunch Republican tell me they voted for Mary yesterday. They pretty much hate Chuck Fleischmann. There might be a surprise in this election after all.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 15, 2014 - 3:23pm.
Meet Charlie Ingram & Ray Brazier from the Outdoor Channel on Monday, October 20 at 7 pm at The Roane Alliance. This is a free event. More info:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 15, 2014 - 3:16pm.
It's Fall. Whites Creek is running strong and several thousand common grackles have us surrounded. They are wonderfully noisy.
Submitted by Lickskillet on October 15, 2014 - 2:12pm.
Thursday Night at the Library Presents Elder Law Attorney, Amelia Crotwell
Thursday, October 16 at 6pm
Submitted by RoaneBooster on October 14, 2014 - 7:35pm.
Phil Bredesen was just in a commercial WITH Bill Haslam supporting a "yes" vote on Amendment 2 in Tennessee.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 14, 2014 - 6:50am.
With a just released report from NASA calling September the "Hottest month in history" There's this from the Pentagon:
Can we do something yet?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 13, 2014 - 6:03pm.
Sorry Chuck Fleischmann. Why is it that people who know you personally seem to have decided to support Mary Headrick for Congress in the 3rd District?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 12, 2014 - 6:56am.
John G. Stewart lives in Knoxville and is a former assistant general manager and vice president of the Tennessee Valley Authority. He is aghast but not surprised at the idiocy of TN's Constitutional amendments.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 10, 2014 - 1:52pm.
This is extremely alarming! I hope the penalty for this is substantial.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 9, 2014 - 6:50pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 9, 2014 - 6:29pm.
How insane have Tennessee politics become when we are voting on an amendment to our state constitution that would give Ken Yager and Kent Calfee the power to decide whether your 14 year old daughter has to bear her rapist's child or whether your wife will die rather than terminate a life threatening pregnancy?
I have decided to vote NO on all amendments. That simplifies everything.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 9, 2014 - 3:42pm.
Headrick Urges Flu Season Preparation
October 9, 2014
Dr. Mary Headrick,, congressional candidate for the Tennessee Third District, stepped off the campaign trail briefly today to remind everyone who is able to do so to get a flu shot.
“There is so much in the news today about the Ebola virus and about the entereovirus D-68,” Headrick said, “and they are serious and worthy of attention, but influenza - the flu - is the thing that we here in Tennessee should focus our attention on first because it is the thing we can all do something about.”
“By getting flu shots, we protect ourselves and protect others at the same time.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 9, 2014 - 7:34am.
A letter has been sent out to HUB water customers but there is nothing on the HUB web site. Instead there is a link to the report showing HUB has great water quality...Problem is that the report is from 2011, even though it has a "NEW" banner beside it, and the violations were from July 1 to Sept 30 of this year.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 9, 2014 - 7:17am.
This is nothing short of weird. TDEC isn't doing its job in the first place, with water quality enforcement actions only one half of what they were under Bredesen, and now money for environment and conservation is going to incinerate drugs? If TDEC is going to siphon off its money to other causes how about buying Roane County some science text books?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 9, 2014 - 7:12am.
We're watching our Eastern Hemlock trees die from an invasive insect that was most likely brought in by the tree nursery trade in the 1950's. It will drastically alter our streams and rivers if the hemlock wooly adelgid isnt controlled.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 9, 2014 - 7:08am.
Anyone who meets Mary Headrick would be proud to have her serve us in Congress. A recent poll shows this race tightening as people keep asking what Chuck Fleischmann has done for us in Congress and learning that most of his money comes from outside our district and from Washington PACs. Here's your chance to ask Headrick the tough questions, something you'll never get with Chuck.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 9, 2014 - 7:03am.
Booher had previously been found guilty of two counts of statutory rape for hiring an underage prostitute.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 8, 2014 - 6:49pm.
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