For the moment, imagine, if you will, gentle reader, that you are a professional law man, a policeman.
Imagine further that you have been informed that a petty thief has been engaged in a continuing series of petty thefts over a period of several weeks.
On Aug. 8, I had a bad experience with an ETHRA driver.
It started at 7:30 a.m. I know I’m not their only pick-up — four others go to Knoxville. You see, all my doctors except one are in Knox County.
I was early and had to wait. You see, my appointment was at 10:15.
After calling a second time, I was told the van would be there in 30 minutes. That turned to one hour, so I waited an hour and a half for pick-up.
The driver seemed to hit every pothole he saw on purpose.
By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
At crime scenes, the police are in charge.
They can and do tell journalists and the public where to stand so as not to interfere with an ongoing investigation.
Problems arise, though, when the police literally try to call the shots, telling photographers what they can and cannot shoot.
As a former police reporter, I know that this is not a new issue. Oddly enough, most clashes occurred over matters of taste.
Infant Jayden Thomas Mittleider, 6 days, of Coalfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.
He was born Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in University of Tennessee Medical Center.
We have, on occasion, opined that most governmental entities have become altogether too cozy with the “business community”.
Much of the time that criticism has been aimed at the federal government with all its lobbyist generated laws granting various favours to the giant corporations that have steadily gained more and more control over the national government.
I would like to express how beautiful and well-kept the flowers are by the railroad tracks on Rockwood Street in Rockwood.
I do not know who planted or maintains them, but they are eye-catching each time you approach the railroad crossing.
It takes a lot of work and water to keep those flowers looking so good in this summer heat.
Thanks again to the people who do such a good job on these flowers and the small corner park on the other side of the tracks.
The members of Roane County Retired Teachers Association have just completed a very successful program year of service to the community, contributing over 8,000 volunteer hours to various organizations.
We are retired, but not from life!
Our meetings were very enjoyable due to all those who helped us.
It was nice to attend a TVA meeting Tuesday where the public’s mood wasn’t angry and the tone was generally upbeat.
TVA held the meeting at First Baptist Church in Kingston to reveal more details for recreation offerings in the area where the massive 2008 ash spill forced many in the Swan Pond community to have to move.
The ash spill also left lingering doubts about safety in and around TVA facilities.
TVA officials are well aware that there is nothing they can do to completely erase those doubts and misgivings.