Sunday, December 29, 2013


The Fire Department Flags are at "half mast" in respect for Ralph Pierce who passed on Friday, December 27th. Ralph was a "giver" who chopped and delivered firewood to poor families in Brown County, volunteered on the CSCD Fire Department,
operated and drove for Brown County Triad, and most recently drove the Access Van in Nashville for people in need of transportation. I had lunch with Ralph at the Nashville McDonalds just a week or so ago after he had just finished a shift on the Access Van. Services are set for Monday, December 30th.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Warm weather brought out the water skiers on December 18th. Cordry resident Bryan Dougherty and Sweetwater Resident Tony Elmes along with yours truly enjoyed the smooth water on Cordry Lake. Happy New Year to all.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Additional construction is occurring on the north end of Sweetwater Lake. G P Construction is building this structure on Sweetwater Drive.


It might be winter but that doesn't stop construction workers. Pictured is a new home being built by Hogue Construction on Flounder Drive on Cordry Lake.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Some sections of the Nature Trails located near the Sweetwater Beach have suffered wind damage. The same "straight line winds" that damaged a home located at 6814 Sunset Drive continued on across the street into the section of the woods where the nature trails are located. Many trees, predominately tall pines, have been blown over across some of the trails.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


I had visions of June 2008 on Saturday as the rains continued all day and into the night. I have a rain gauge that registered 4.5 inches. I think the only thing that saved us from more serious flooding was that it was a more gentle rain and spread over a longer period of time. I watched and expected the water to go over the docks today but it seems to have held steady at 3-4 inches from the
top of local docks. The north end of Sweetwater is muddy appearing...all roads to Nashville were impassable on Saturday night. Thanks to neighbors who moved other neighbor's dockside belongings to higher ground. It's been "interesting" in recent weeks.....straight line winds, ice, snow, flooding, etc......what's next?!

Friday, December 20, 2013


The new CSCD office/maintenance building is taking shape. The exterior appears to be close to completion while the interior is now being dry-walled and finished. The employees are looking forward to their new "digs." Projected completion date is February.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


All of the ice is in the wrong place! Side roads are still pretty ice but there is little ice on the lakes. Only some of the coves have a thin layer while the main bodies are completely open. Neighbor's holiday lights look festive. Several homes in my end of the lake are lit up.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Mother Nature dumped about 1 foot of snow on Brown County and the Lakes. Roads were treacherous all day Friday. Our road crew worked non-stop beginning Thursday night, Friday, and into Saturday.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Salmon Drive resident Doug Thompson is pictured water skiing on Sunday, December 1st. Doug and several friends took advantage of the 55 degree sunny day and water skied several laps around Cordry Lake.