We Should Be Thankful For Reliable Utilities

Monday, September 23, 2019

It was an interesting experience looking from our fifth floor condo at the fifth largest river in the United States and not being able to flush.

I remember being without electricity for seven days during the 1993 snow storm and several days during the 1957 ice storm with no reimbursements.

We should be thankful for the the reliability of our utilities.

Richard W. Key


Senator Dole's Secret Kindness To My Dying Dad

Investing In Political Effective Results

Enjoying Aunt Rosie’s Chili At Zarzour’s


Senator Dole asked me to keep this story low key, and I have honored his wishes until his passing this week. My 85-year-old dad lay dying in a hospital bed here in Chattanooga, never to ... (click for more)

In the business community, a 21 percent approval rating would be a reason for termination of employment. Yet a whopping 79 percent of the citizens disapprove of the job our elected Washington ... (click for more)

On Saturday Joe and Shannon cooked up some very special food - Aunt Rosie’s chili. In the 60’s my dad would take me there to get a bowl of that special chili with a wienie - one of my favorite ... (click for more)



Opinion

Senator Dole's Secret Kindness To My Dying Dad

Senator Dole asked me to keep this story low key, and I have honored his wishes until his passing this week. My 85-year-old dad lay dying in a hospital bed here in Chattanooga, never to make it to visit the WWII memorial in Washington, dedicated to all those of our "Greatest Generation" that bravely served our nation in battle. I left a voice message for the senator, explaining ... (click for more)

Investing In Political Effective Results

In the business community, a 21 percent approval rating would be a reason for termination of employment. Yet a whopping 79 percent of the citizens disapprove of the job our elected Washington officials are doing. Endless pageantry drives deplorable ratings. Squabbling, in-fighting, and grandstanding infused with unhealthy political divergence continues to cause political dysfunction ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Watts Bar Unit 1 Completes Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 returned to operation on Saturday, after completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage, and is again producing reliable, carbon-free energy. At its full generating capacity, the unit creates enough energy to power 650,000 homes. “Throughout the outage, our employees and contract partners maintained their ... (click for more)

Home In Birchwood Destroyed By Fire Saturday Evening

A home was destroyed Saturday evening in the Birchwood area. At 7:25 pm, the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 11306 Birchwood Pike. The first engine on the scene reported a fully involved residential fire. Once firefighters confirmed everyone was out of the house, they conducted a defensive attack to contain the fire to the one structure. ... (click for more)

Sports

Vols To Meet Purdue In TransPerfect Music City Bowl On Dec. 30

After seven victories and establishing one of the nation's top offenses in Josh Heupel 's debut season, Tennessee football will culminate 2021 in Nashville as the Volunteers face Purdue in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nissan Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT live on ESPN. Tickets for the game are on sale now at musiccitybowl.com. "I'd ... (click for more)

Dan Fleser: In-State Bowl To Help Vols Continue Momentum

Tennessee got a destination and an opponent to complete its postseason schedule for December. At some point during Sunday afternoon’s college football extravaganza, a marathon that lasted longer than “Gone with the Wind,” the Vols received their bowl game marching orders. They will face Purdue in the Music City Bowl at 3 p.m. on Dec. 30 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The ... (click for more)