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TDEC and TVA Slap Roane County Citizens in the Face with Intent to Waive EPA Restrictions on Clinch River Coal Ash Landfill
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 20, 2014 - 10:57am.
In a curiously timed public hearing, TVA has announced its intention to add coal ash to the gypsum landfill being built on the banks of the Clinch River. This landfill has already failed several times and has even leached gypsum into the Clinch River, we are just finding out. The public hearing was after the December County Commission meeting and the public comment period ends before the next Commission meeting in a very transparent attempt to force this through before anybody finds out about it.
We are calling on County Executive Ron Woody and the County Commission to get involved and stop this travesty. The first thing is to demand an extension of the comment period for 90 days so all the facts can come out. They won't be pretty.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 19, 2014 - 9:27am.
The link to this over on the right has been updated.
Submitted by onetahiti on December 18, 2014 - 7:11am.
West Roane VFD (Link...) receives their first quarterly donation check from Kroger this month. So far the donation averages over $25 per signed-up family per month. Thank you, Kroger!
If you shop at Kroger and want to get more donations for the fire department by shopping as usual, here's how to sign up:
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 17, 2014 - 11:20am.
I was hoping we would see some legal action on this.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 16, 2014 - 12:56pm.
OK, the predictable happened. A fake town social media account was opened and is bubbling with positive social comments:
@FakeMayor account posted "just have to be positive. i learned today that 2 of my 6 staffers are not arsonists.#staypositive"
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 15, 2014 - 12:13pm.
Republicans can't stand to let Federal tax dollars go somewhere else. So how do we make up the TWO BILLION DOLLARS lost because of GOP politics and how do we get the rural hospitals back that were closed because of this?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 15, 2014 - 11:18am.
Actually, I hate to disagree with my buddy, Steve Cohen, but I think Haslam's plan will work quite well, just not at giving Tennessee's college students a better education. What it will do well is funnel students into two year schools with abysmal graduation rates while raising tuitions at our states four year institutions by about $500 the first year.
Congressman Cohen's numbers and comments brought to us by Tom Humphrey:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 14, 2014 - 6:33pm.
Submitted by onetahiti on December 13, 2014 - 2:58pm.
WVLT has the story: Link....
Submitted by mushy on December 12, 2014 - 4:09pm.
EXTRA! EXTRA!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Today, December 12, 2014, THE PRINCESS THEATRE in historic downtown Harriman opens her doors at 6 PM for the first movie on the screen since the theatre's restoration.
The Christmas classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE will be shown FREE ADMISSION at 7 PM. However, all are asked to bring a canned good item for the local food bank. will be sold.
SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES TONIGHT!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 12, 2014 - 9:48am.
Crucial Deadline Looms For The Uninsured
Ramsey wants to limit new Tenn. abortion laws
Sen. Kelsey, Rep. DeBerry File Bill Aimed at "Racial Profiling"
TN U.S. House delegation splits — 4 yes, 5 no — on $1.1 trillion budget bill
Social Media Comments Involve Chattanooga Police and Local Activists on Profiling Issue and Free Speech Questions
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 12, 2014 - 7:43am.
The same policy is in force here at RoaneViews for ALL posters. We also put a premium on factual accuracy. We make mistakes but they are always corrected when we find them.
Look, We have an "Us v Them" problem in our society and it's not just law enforcement. We are polarized in several places across the societal spectrum. Until we work on opening things up for clear dialog and search for ideas that work, rather than trying to put each other down, things won't change. Law enforcement is in a special category in that they hold life and death power over all of us, and should fall under special training and scrutiny and process openness. Let us try to keep in mind through all of this that there are more good well meaning people on every side than there are jerks. We must not classify all protesters by the very few we see on camera breaking windows and cops by the very few who shoot and kill juvenile delinquents. This is a complex problem and will take a complex solution persistently applied.
The Chattanooga story is here:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 10, 2014 - 6:06pm.
I wanted to post something on this earlier but I had Jury duty today. (No, I didn't sit on a case, since I have been a victim of the crime the defendant was accused of)
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 9, 2014 - 8:13am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 9, 2014 - 8:07am.
Why would someone force a child to drink two and a half liters of grape soda as punishment and who knew it was deadly? We don't normally post these types of stories but this one warns of the dangers of several things including bad parenting and sodas.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 9, 2014 - 7:55am.
This is a strange development and indicative of the Nation the US has become. Our elected officials are told what to do by moneyed and corporate interests rather than asking themselves what would be best for the people of these United States. As if the $4.5 billion Watts Bar debacle isn't enough, now we have more nuclear plants being proposed and financed by private interest who only want to make an obscene amount of money on them. So who bears the risk? The American taxpayer who insures nuclear plants, since no private insurer will touch them.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 8, 2014 - 9:33pm.
Well, except for that period of time when Governor Sundquist used it as his personal political campaign rag. Thank Gov. Bredesen for pulling in Commissioner Jim Fyke to save TDEC and the Conservationist. I will mention that Gov Haslam has continued the GOP tradition of destroying the entities in this state that work for a better environment by eliminating the TN Conservation Commission. Still surviving is this best of all Tennessee publications. You should give subscriptions to all of your family!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 8, 2014 - 3:00pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 8, 2014 - 11:03am.
Gotta love that free market. Price gouging anyone?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 7, 2014 - 7:24pm.
As Dr. Shea Tuberty noted, "We are seeing NO lasting effects from the ash spill." But this is the perception that remains:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 7, 2014 - 6:17pm.
Now U T fans have an even better connection with Dale Jr.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 7, 2014 - 7:42am.
Food for thought on this lovely morning...
Submitted by onetahiti on December 6, 2014 - 6:40pm.
Want to see what various police groups got from the Pentagon? Scroll down to the picklist on this page to search by state and department: Link...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 5, 2014 - 8:39am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2014 - 8:00pm.
The Dog made him do it? Really? For some reason the news stories fail to mention that this guy is a Republican.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2014 - 4:14pm.
It turns out that both officers and citizens behave better if they know cameras are operating.
There are issues to be worked out and the study covers those as well.
Submitted by onetahiti on December 4, 2014 - 2:33pm.
The West Roane County VFD website has updated safety links for this holiday season:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2014 - 8:08am.
Not on Corporations, mind you. He voted to raise taxes on the working poor and barge operators on the Tennessee river.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2014 - 7:45am.
There's so much wrong with this I don't know where to start. The reason this project got cut by B & W is that they couldn't find support from investors, who see it as a loser. If you take away the tax payer funded insurance, since the private sector won't insure nukes either, this project fails all by itself. If you look at TVA's performance history, it's pretty obvious they can't be trusted to protect the public and then will refuse to make us whole when they have a disaster. So what does TVA do?...
It's full speed ahead with small nukes and they want to put them here in Roane County, just upstream of Kingston. Can we have some reason and sanity here?
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