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Things you should Know
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 30, 2014 - 5:54am.
Early voting locations for Roane County residents are
First Christian Church, 100 Gum Hollow Road, Oak Ridge;
Rockwood Community Center, 710 N. Chamberlain Ave.;
Harriman Community Center, 631 Clinch St.;
Kingston Community Center, 201 Patton Ferry Road.
I voted did you?
Submitted by Lickskillet on October 29, 2014 - 6:17pm.
Children's Halloween Party
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 29, 2014 - 6:53am.
This is one of the best editorials on Chuck and all the good things he hasn't done for his Congressional District. It comes as his effectiveness as our Congressman is starkly exposed with the closure of the Chickamauga Lock. For folks who don't understand that issue, it shuts down barge traffic on the Tennessee river which comes into Roane County. Barge operators have offered to pay a marine fuels fee to pay for the needed upgrades and repairs but Chuck refuses to act on that because he says it is a tax and he is controlled by Grover Norquist and signed the NO TAX Pledge. An ideological maggot has eaten Chuck's brain and we're going to suffer as long as he continues as our Congressman.
Here's the Time Free Press Editorial:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 28, 2014 - 6:16pm.
I predict privatizing schools will do the same thing...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 28, 2014 - 6:08pm.
I plan to go meet this man...I should since I already voted for him.
Friday, October 31 at NOON
At the Krogers parking lot
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 28, 2014 - 7:39am.
I wonder if this will be mentioned in Tennessee churches this Sunday? Can we go back to teaching science in schools now?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 28, 2014 - 7:22am.
Essentially we know nothing more about these two people from the media coverage of the debate. Giant media fail. However the totally unscientific poll at the Times Free Press has Dr. Mary Headrick winning by 77% to 23%. It appears that the engaged and knowledgeable voters have stated their clear choice for Dr. Headrick. Unfortunately it is not the knowledgeable voter who decides elections in Tennessee.
Here's the TFP coverage. WBIR is far worse.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 27, 2014 - 7:39pm.
Submitted by romanstone on October 27, 2014 - 8:19am.
According the Roane County Attorney Greg Leffew, Troy Beets ignored parliamentary law by prohibiting Ron Woody’s motion on the TVA funds. Troy has caused enough damage on the Roane County Economic Development Foundation. The money is gone, but it's time to remove him from office thus preventing anymore wrongdoing. He doesn't need a 3rd term after 32 years in various offices. Troy has a long history of ignoring the public.
Link to RCN article Link...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 26, 2014 - 10:22am.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais is recovering from cancer surgery. His campaign won't reveal any details but says he has a 90% chance of a full recovery. He's off the campaign trail but that doesn't matter. It's all about the money.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 25, 2014 - 6:22pm.
The East Tennessee Renaissance Festival runs Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman (near the Radio Control Airport). Admission is $8 for ages 13 and up and $5 for kids ages 5 to 12.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 25, 2014 - 8:19am.
This is rather nice for Dr. Mary...
Dr. Mary Headrick, candidate for the Tennessee Third Congressional seat, was both delighted and gratified to receive the endorsement of Robert Reich, who served as U.S. Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration.
“Mary Headrick is a fighter for average working Americans against the moneyed interests that are wielding more power than ever. She’ll stand up for you, not for them. She deserves your support, and we all deserve her in Congress,” Reich stated in his endorsement.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 23, 2014 - 9:02pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 22, 2014 - 8:11am.
Looks like it. One million dollars in the TVA Ash Disaster pay off money was earmarked as image repair money back when. A sound plan was proposed by County Exec Ron Woody and Roane Alliance President Wade Cresswell. That plan would have allocated the money to the one organization in Roane County that has the sole purpose of promoting Roane County. Instead, the money was divided up with the bulk of it going to Harriman and Kingston. I can see the case for Kingston but Harriman has made out like a bandit on the backs of TVA ash spill victims. Rockwood can make a far greater case for having been harmed by the ash spill stigma than Harriman can. Rockwood is, after all, downstream. Harriman is somewhere else.
A sensible use of the million dollars would be to allocate it to the Roane Alliance and use it for specific public relations programs that would begin the process of erasing the TVA disaster stigma that hangs over Roane County property owners and businesses. But it's money after all and there's nothing local officials like better than money they don't have to levy taxes to get.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on October 22, 2014 - 6:47am.
American alligators use tools. The only other Reptilia known to use sticks to lure birds is the mugger crocodile. Both species collect sticks on their heads which birds looking for nesting material try to pick up, thereby becoming food for the local apex predator.
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
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