Things you should Know
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2013 - 9:05am.
Here's lots of Tennessee news and opinions of the day:
Submitted by onetahiti on December 4, 2013 - 6:54am.
Inside Higher Ed has an informative article (Link...) about concussions and school sports--"not just football."
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 3, 2013 - 6:59pm.
Submitted by onetahiti on December 3, 2013 - 10:02am.
Sixty 4th-grade students in Midtown Elementary are hoping for 5 microscopes to use in science classes. They have a project at DonorsChoose.org, but there are only 18 days before the request times out, and there is $900.24 remaining to be raised.
Please consider donating to help these kids realize their dream: Link.... Even small donations can add up.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 3, 2013 - 9:44am.
Haslam cut taxes $127 million for corporations and rich folks and now the state is in the red. Want to bet he cuts service to everybody BUT rich folks and corporations to make up the difference?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 2, 2013 - 10:08am.
My grandma had a term for these people, "Boresome!" Great descriptive word for people who simply will not open their mind and won't their mouth.
A group called the 9.12 Project (I think) has a list of inaccuracies in an American Government and Politics textbook:
Anybody who thinks the Puritans were tolerant of differing religious viewpoints needs to ask themselves why they chose the name "Puritans" to describe themselves.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 2, 2013 - 9:52am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 1, 2013 - 6:15pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 1, 2013 - 6:11pm.
TVA by the numbers:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 28, 2013 - 7:54am.
Gotta check it every 30 minutes or so for hours on end but it will be worth it. You folks have a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for all of you who care about Roane County and Tennessee and want to help make it a better community for everyone. Cheers to you!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 28, 2013 - 7:18am.
"If it don't rain, it's perfect. If it rains, it don't work."
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 27, 2013 - 9:16am.
Mike Huckabee, the guy who had all the computer hard drives smashed with sledge hammers when he left the Arkansas Governor's mansion, wants to move the nation's capital to Nashville because Washington is too crooked.
Haslam's posturing could wipe out Federal funds for TN.
And some other stuff at CPI:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 27, 2013 - 8:44am.
TVA has done such a stupendous job that it will pay its employees bonuses averaging $3,600 today. The median TVA pay is around $73,000 a year. That's the point at which half the employes make less and half make more.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 26, 2013 - 10:01am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 25, 2013 - 6:16pm.
Both of the people who use that road are now free to move between Roane and Morgan Counties.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 25, 2013 - 6:13pm.
Nashville Channel 5 may be the only investigative news operation left in Tennessee. Phil Williams is a TN treasure, the Nashville reporter not the Knoxville talkshow wannabe.
I encourage you to read the whole piece and the original reporting.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 25, 2013 - 4:57pm.
Right here at Whites Creek Global headquarters it is sleeting. Temp says its 38F so no worries at the moment, but wouldn't it be really cool for Mrs Creek to have a snow day before Thanksgiving?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 25, 2013 - 7:58am.
"Jingle Bells", contrary to what is often assumed, is a Thanksgiving song...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 25, 2013 - 7:03am.
In the reverse direction of every other developed nation and while the public comment period that TVA is supposed to take under consideration was still open, TVA says damn the torpedoes, full nuclear steam:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 22, 2013 - 10:05am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 22, 2013 - 10:04am.
I'm having trouble digesting this one.
The problem of improper arrest seems to be common. For a municipality to be held not responsible for keeping people safe in its care is hard to fathom.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 22, 2013 - 8:57am.
I had the privilege to listen to and then meet Ben Bullington last May. He passed away this week of pancreatic cancer. He had left his job as doctor at a small Montana clinic to tour and play his songs as much as he could in the time he had left. I posted his Americana anthem "Country Music I'm Talking To You" as soon as I got back home from Hippie Jack's Farm. When it comes my time I hope I go with a fraction of his grace. I'm not posting a video today. Instead it's alink to Ben's Reverb Nation page. It will play a bunch of songs as you go about other stuff, many of them sad, some funny, all of them word paintings set to the music of a finger picked guitar.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 22, 2013 - 7:57am.
Judge Simmons is over Roane, Meigs, Morgan, and Loudon Counties. Several candidates are already emerging including Roane County folks Tom McFarland, Kim Nelson, and Mike Pemberton.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 22, 2013 - 7:02am.
I don't have a smart phone so you folks will have to tell me what you think about this one. Do you think this mobile app tells folks what they should see in Roane County?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 20, 2013 - 9:44am.
The Buzz from Crockett Policy Institute
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 20, 2013 - 8:19am.
We've discussed this previously. While Ron is correct with this one bit of data it does not give us an accurate picture of how the BEP formula says Roane County is the 14th richest County in TN.
“When they plug these 45 formulas into the BEP, it says that Roane County has a higher ability to pay than most of the other counties in the state,” he said. “There’s lots of things that go into that — per capita income, your appraised property value, the amount of land you have in industrial parks. All that goes into the formula.” RCN Story (paywall)
This is where an actual reporter would get the BEP spread sheet for Roane County and several other counties and find out what data is skewing things up. I've called the insanely high property valuations from the previous Assessor which were approved by the County Commission as the culprit, but I do wonder how per capita income is calculated as well?
For instance, were the high salaries paid to TVA Disaster cleanup personnel added into Roane County's numbers, even though those people don't live here and pay none of the property taxes that have to support our schools?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 19, 2013 - 9:14am.
Tennessee News Roundup from CPI:
Submitted by mushy on November 18, 2013 - 4:47pm.
The public is invited to a FREE performance by comedian Larry Omaha on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.
• Reader Supported News
• Tom Humphrey
• Whites Creek Journal
• Channel 15
• Princess Theater
• Roane Heritage Com
• Roane State
• Tamke Allen Obsv
Folks that Help:
• EPA Kingston Site
• Roane CAG
• West Roane
• All Hat No Cattle
• American Progress
• Campaign for America's Future
• Daily KOS
• Paul Krugman
• Talking Points Memo
Local News Media:
• Roane County News
• Today's Local Weather
• City of Harriman
• City of Harriman Code
• City of Kingston
• City of Kingston Code
• City of Oliver Springs
• City of Oliver Springs Code
• City of Rockwood
• City of Rockwood Code
• Congressman Charles 'Chuck' J. Fleischmann
• Rep. Kent Calfee
• Rep. Ron Travis
• Roane County
• Roane Schools
• St. Sen. Ken Yager
• Democracy for Tennessee
• Roane County Democratic Party
• Roane TNDP
• TN Dem Party News
• TN Democratic Party