Fri
Aug 15 2014
10:34 am

RoaneViews: TVA Payoff Fails to Make Community Whole

Letters that went out to plaintiffs about halfway through the lawsuit process stated, "You will not be made whole."

We weren't. Roane County wasn't. Check the graphic at the end of this story and see the players who got to distribute almost twice as much money for pet projects as the victims will ultimately get for almost six years of shattered property values and ruined businesses.

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Fri
Aug 15 2014
10:05 am
By: michael kaplan  shortURL

those who grow them know that this has been a bonanza year for tomatoes. i put in 3 plants bought at the food coop and they're still producing.

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Fri
Aug 15 2014
09:49 am

On Monday, County Commission will hear from candidates seeking the interim appointment to school board to replace Indya Kincannon, who is leaving to travel overseas with her family for her husband's teaching fellowship.

Ten candidates applied. Here are their resumes. (Update: three have withdrawn, see comments.) It appears there are a number of highly qualified candidates. Some seek only to serve out the interim term while others say they will also run in the special election for a full term.

Commission is expected to appoint the interim board member on Aug. 25th. Who should it be?

Choices

Thu
Aug 14 2014
11:17 pm

It's conceited to think that anybody cares about whether or not I participate on KV, but on the off chance that somebody does care, here's something I want to share.

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Thu
Aug 14 2014
07:52 pm

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero issued a statement regarding MPC Executive Director Mark Donaldson's retirement. She thanked him for his years of service and said she has been in contact with Knox Co. Mayor Tim Burchett to establish a selection committee and start the search process. Details in the press release after the break...

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Thu
Aug 14 2014
05:12 pm

So is there a deal or not?

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Thu
Aug 14 2014
01:29 pm

(link...)

The new [Park Hyatt] property contains 350 pieces of art, marble floors, 92 suites and a swimming pool with underwater speakers that play a classic (sic) music soundtrack created by people at Carnegie Hall, which is across the street.

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UPDATE: Never mind all the following. Vote 'NO' on Amendment 1 and vote for somebody, anybody (except Haslam) for Governor if you want your 'no' vote to count.

Original post...

In order to pass, the state constitutional amendment banning abortion must get a majority of votes cast in the governor's election, not just a majority of the votes on the question itself. So if you vote 'no' on Amendment 1 and skip voting in the governor's race you increase its chances of defeat. Tom Humphrey explains...

This will be pretty easy for me. I won't vote for Haslam and the Democrats failed to run a credible, qualified candidate.

UPDATE: As pointed out by a reader, this may be backwards.

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Wed
Aug 13 2014
06:11 pm

Mark Donaldson is going to resign as executive director of MPC. Announcement coming soon.

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Wed
Aug 13 2014
05:51 pm

Tennessee's Corker Won't Rule Out Presidential Bid

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016, but any decision would wait until next year.

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Tue
Aug 12 2014
08:28 pm
By: R. Neal  shortURL

I had pretty much given up on the Perseid meteor shower because of storms and cloud cover. Weather reports suggest, however, that the skies might clear into the night and pre-dawn hours, so there might be one last chance. The supermoon will still be a factor, but it might be worth a look see. Tomorrow could also be a possibility.

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Tue
Aug 12 2014
07:27 pm

What: South of the River Democrats Meeting
When: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: South Knoxville Community Center, 520 Maryville Pike

Guest Speaker will be TN House District #13 Rep. Gloria Johnson

For info: Jim Sessions (573-0655)

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Tue
Aug 12 2014
06:40 pm

Looks like the state selected the low bid for the data contract for employee health info ((link...)).

Online Health Diagnostics had two major security breaches in 2013. One for State of TN employees who have health insurance through the state and also for some employees for Dominion Resources, a power and energy company in Richmond, Va.

OHD sent me a letter yesterday asking me to call them and give them my "secure code number" so that my credit can be tracked for the next year. Guessing they will also want my SSN and other info.

Right...

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Tue
Aug 12 2014
06:02 pm

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The militarization of America's law enforcement has gotten out of control.

“Don’t shoot me.”

FAA restricts flights over Ferguson

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Tue
Aug 12 2014
02:47 pm

He had a Chapter 7 bankruptcy that was closed July 15, 2014. Three weeks before Election Day.

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Tue
Aug 12 2014
12:38 pm

WBIR reports that 434 teachers left Knox County Schools this year, including 146 teachers who retired and 288 who resigned. Dr McIntyre is quoted as saying it's "very routine." WBIR's chart tells a different story.

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Tue
Aug 12 2014
11:57 am

What's the deal with useless, annoying images taking up valuable screen space on local media websites and twitter feeds? Click the above image for some examples.

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Mon
Aug 11 2014
07:44 pm
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