Wednesday, June 30, 2010

County forum I

The 2010 Candidate Forum was recently held and here online is the first batch for your viewing pleasure for county seats.
3
WILL JORDAN
JAKE ROBINSON


10
TONY CAMPBELL
ANTHONY JOHNSON
BRAD TURNER

12
RICK HALL
ROBERT NEW
ROBERT STEVENS

Monday, June 28, 2010

Slow


This blog has been going through a slow period for many reasons. While I try to keep up I found this last month the effort was just too much and slacked off big time.

I'm not sure if it will increase anytime soon so if you are one of the many co-bloggers please step up and post to your hearts desire.

I'm currently broke, ill, hating the heat, trying to go back to school, and purchasing a house all at the same time. I'm pulled in so many directions that even when I find something I think the readers here might like I find it hard to put forth the mental effort to post it for you.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Don't tell the town council

It looks like Knoxville has followed Nashville and now allows backyard chickens.

Maybe it is about time?

Knoxville City Council members gave preliminary approval Tuesday night to urban chickens, goats to eat kudzu, and a new Kroger store in West Knoxville.
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Finally, they voted to change a city ordinance to allow residents to keep chickens within the city limits. But council members cut the number of hens that would be allowed from 12 to 6.
They also allowed goats....dare I dream or is the council able to look outside of the box?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Boat Day 2010 reminder

Free is good!

Third annual Boat Day will be Saturday, June 26th. Just north of the city limits, on the west side of Weakley Lane at the Stewart Creek boat launch. From 9am till 1pm, free kayak and canoe rides are provided for all ages. For more information contact 615.355.5701.
This sounds like a great Saturday event for the family.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A fun free time for all


Third annual Boat Day will be Saturday, June 26th. Just north of the city limits, on the west side of Weakley Lane at the Stewart Creek boat launch. From 9am till 1pm, free kayak and canoe rides are provided for all ages. For more information contact 615.355.5701

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Chicken Wednesdays - ChickenCribs

One of the issues with chickens is the coop. I am in favor of nice mobile coops but am totally hammer/saw unskilled. Luckily this one company has fixed that for the most part.

As urban agriculture takes off, the number of city-dwellers raising their own chickens is also on the upswing. Building and maintaining the coop often presents a significant obstacle to chicken rearing, but ChickenCribs solve this by handily gathering all the necessary materials for a small, space-efficient chicken living space in an easy-to-assemble kit.
Think Ikea for chickens. Is that cool or what?

The article said "As urban agriculture takes off"...except in Smyrna that is.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Music in the Park


One of the offerings from the Parks and Recreation department is Music in the Park. A free concert and family outing that hopefully will be right up your alley.

Robert Allen” Friday, June 11 6:30 PM
Robert performs country music in all its styles: traditional, bluegrass,honky tonk, rockabilly, blues. He has fronted and played for Grand Ole Opry artists, and formed several of his own successful bands.
I hope the cooler nights have cut into the mosquito problem and you'all don't get eaten alive if you attend.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Open position for those interested.

Due to health issues I stepped down from the Storm water advisory Committee after three years of service. That means for our readers there is an opening you might apply for quickly if you want to try to get more involved in the process of the town.

On the June 10th Town hall meeting agenda they had this listed.

Appointment of one (1) member to the Storm Water Advisory Committee to fill a vacancy for a two (2) year term ending 2012.
Take a moment and drop by the towns website, print off their pdf form and apply. It really is fun to do.

Incumbents all in a row

The three incumbents in the November election have all picked up petitions to run for their respective seats.

Mayor:
ANTHONY M DOVER 2010-05-28
Council:
MARCUM G ADKINS 2010-05-21
HENRY G COLE 2010-06-01
LANCE S LEE 2010-06-03
The election is still far away and I'm still making wild guesses to friends and family on who I think might run and likely will win, but the lack of early filers for contenders surprised me. I was thinking there might be a few that would jump in early.

I plan later this summer to ask those who submit filled petitions with the Rutherford County Election Commission if they wish to do a guest column on our website. I think that our few readers might like to see what their possible representatives think in their own words.