terry mears for superintendent of sch...
HogWash

Chesapeake, OH

#62 Aug 22, 2012
HCC. Seems like you are blowing smoke . It's very easy to do on this type of media when you don't have to reveal your own name . You are a typical Mears /Callahan supporter , throwing trash out there with no truth and nothing but hype ....
ILL

Chipley, FL

#63 Aug 24, 2012
Truth B Told wrote:
No one cares about certifications .... Stop and think about why certain people are all out against Dixon when they don't even have a kid in the school system.... Think more about the fact that Mears has chosen to support this their behavior , encourages it and even writes on their Facebook pages how thankful he is for them .... Who wants that around our kids ????? MEARS =CALLAHAN. Does anyone want Callahan running out school system ?????????? Let's stop the bs and just tell the truth for once , I would vote for anyone other than CAllahan / Mears , and so would every other True Blue Devil .... End of story .
I totally agree...but you also need to know about the "secret meeting that took place way prior to the election on Aug 14th...The ring leader was Mike Alvis...Some names that attended was Ricky Callahan, Bill Parish, Terry Mears, Felishia Fisanicks name came up, and so did Don Hersman Jr, basically it was a room full of Republicans (other than Bill) that call themselves "Business Leaders of Bonifay" who want, and do control our County...They sat in there, named who should be voted in on every race, & did what they could to make it happen, And if someone they could not control was running, They made sure their "puppets" name was on the ballet {Are you seeing what I'm saying? Look at the names above}...Now Ricky complains of small town politics, but he's one of the reasons we have this crap going on...This is a confirmed meeting, that took place at Mike Alvis's office...So you are RIGHT Callahan = Mears and many others..So I did not, or won't vote for anyone associated with Callahan or his crew..
Bonifay voter that cares

Panama City, FL

#64 Aug 24, 2012
WOW ILL I had no idea thank you for the insight. DIXON will get my vote and I will spread the news to my friends and family that aren't able to review this forum.
bluedog

Freeport, FL

#66 Aug 24, 2012
Some of your info is wrong on this. Don Jr. was not there, nor were other repubs who were running for office namely Whitaker & Cooley, the school board candidates and not Dennis or Tim. So this wasnt a republican meeting. This may have been a meeting of people who think they are somebody.And Mike Alvis cant even vote here. Hes not registered.
ILL wrote:
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I totally agree...but you also need to know about the "secret meeting that took place way prior to the election on Aug 14th...The ring leader was Mike Alvis...Some names that attended was Ricky Callahan, Bill Parish, Terry Mears, Felishia Fisanicks name came up, and so did Don Hersman Jr, basically it was a room full of Republicans (other than Bill) that call themselves "Business Leaders of Bonifay" who want, and do control our County...They sat in there, named who should be voted in on every race, & did what they could to make it happen, And if someone they could not control was running, They made sure their "puppets" name was on the ballet {Are you seeing what I'm saying? Look at the names above}...Now Ricky complains of small town politics, but he's one of the reasons we have this crap going on...This is a confirmed meeting, that took place at Mike Alvis's office...So you are RIGHT Callahan = Mears and many others..So I did not, or won't vote for anyone associated with Callahan or his crew..
Norton

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#67 Aug 24, 2012
ILL wrote:
<quoted text>
I totally agree...but you also need to know about the "secret meeting that took place way prior to the election on Aug 14th...The ring leader was Mike Alvis...Some names that attended was Ricky Callahan, Bill Parish, Terry Mears, Felishia Fisanicks name came up, and so did Don Hersman Jr, basically it was a room full of Republicans (other than Bill) that call themselves "Business Leaders of Bonifay" who want, and do control our County...They sat in there, named who should be voted in on every race, & did what they could to make it happen, And if someone they could not control was running, They made sure their "puppets" name was on the ballet {Are you seeing what I'm saying? Look at the names above}...Now Ricky complains of small town politics, but he's one of the reasons we have this crap going on...This is a confirmed meeting, that took place at Mike Alvis's office...So you are RIGHT Callahan = Mears and many others..So I did not, or won't vote for anyone associated with Callahan or his crew..
Why is Mike Alvis such a big shot. that is not his real name and he is nothing but a crook and why in the world does people in Bonifay let some two bit slob like him come in our town and have so much influence.
Ineedananswer

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#68 Aug 25, 2012
holmes wrote:
THIS SHOULD BE ENOUGH SAID ABOUT MEARS EDUCATION AND CERITFICATION. HE ISNT CERTIFIED THROUGH FL DOE. HIS DEGREE IS FROM BELFORD.
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"If" Mears isn't certified and "if" he's elected, will our schools lose their accreditation?
Accreditation

Dothan, AL

#69 Aug 25, 2012
Ineedananswer wrote:
<quoted text>
"If" Mears isn't certified and "if" he's elected, will our schools lose their accreditation?
The answer to your question is "NO". "Mears" is certified to teach just as "Dixon" is, but "Dixon" is currently serving as a Principal, but is not certified as a Principal, so that raises the question "Who has the right to point a finger"? So, rather than run this race based who would be the best for our children it is so much easier to spread lies. Based on "The Dixon's" track record, I think we will certainly be better off under "Mears" than "Dixon" Think about this..yes the Dixon's have been in the school system for many years and look at the issues they have been involved in!
ART

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#70 Aug 25, 2012
Accreditation wrote:
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The answer to your question is "NO". "Mears" is certified to teach just as "Dixon" is, but "Dixon" is currently serving as a Principal, but is not certified as a Principal, so that raises the question "Who has the right to point a finger"? So, rather than run this race based who would be the best for our children it is so much easier to spread lies. Based on "The Dixon's" track record, I think we will certainly be better off under "Mears" than "Dixon" Think about this..yes the Dixon's have been in the school system for many years and look at the issues they have been involved in!
You are only part correct. Mears is certified to teach ROTC. He is certified through the military not DOE. He couldn't teach another class with that certification. Dixon has his ed leadership. Mears states he has his bachelors in ed leadership but I checked and there is no such thing as a bachelors in ed leadership. But, the scam Belford Univeristy gave him one becasue mears paid the money.
former co-worker

Niceville, FL

#71 Sep 10, 2012
He definitely is a "certified" blowhard who never can shut his mouth, usually bragging about himself. I sure hope that you good folks up in Holmes Co. will rid us of him down here in Vernon come election time. We're sick of him.
ALSO AN OUTSIDER

Niceville, FL

#72 Sep 26, 2012
former co-worker wrote:
He definitely is a "certified" blowhard who never can shut his mouth, usually bragging about himself. I sure hope that you good folks up in Holmes Co. will rid us of him down here in Vernon come election time. We're sick of him.
What's with the personal pronoun "We"? You don't speak for the whole of Vernon. His is the second name I've noticed you've slammed on topix. Soounds like you may have some problems of your own. If you want him to win the election, you're sure going about it in a strange way.
REP

Niceville, FL

#73 Oct 28, 2012
former co-worker wrote:
He definitely is a "certified" blowhard who never can shut his mouth, usually bragging about himself. I sure hope that you good folks up in Holmes Co. will rid us of him down here in Vernon come election time. We're sick of him.
I know Terry Mears, and find him to be a friendly, outgoing man who is always willing to listen. Those are pretty unkind words there.
Observer

Panama City, FL

#74 Nov 1, 2012
HUGE student concern...Dixon wants school uniforms implemented and worn. Mears is against it.
question before voting

Freeport, FL

#75 Nov 1, 2012
help which one will be able to stand up before the DOE committee in Tallahassee and fight i mean fight for more funds for our schools? is Eddie mature, strong and professional enough to stand up before DOE and fight to keep our funds for our teachers, educational materials, classrooms and more? is Terry caring enough to truely work for the student with the parents and teachers for the better of the children? No I am not happy with the fact that Terry has gotten caught up with Bill, Callhan and Avis I feel sorry for him they only think of themselves their self gain and how they can better their pockets and properties-
So who really cares about us the holmes county people and our children and their education and he children comeing up and their education ? Neither One? Both look selfish to me. Just dont know which to vote for
Observer

Panama City, FL

#76 Nov 2, 2012
Mears has given testimony before congress and joint chiefs of staff in Washington, D.C.....I think he could hold his own in Tallahassee!
past experience

Freeport, FL

#77 Nov 2, 2012
Observer wrote:
Mears has given testimony before congress and joint chiefs of staff in Washington, D.C.....I think he could hold his own in Tallahassee!
Thank you, I believe that also but how do you think he will be with children, parents and teacher issues can he be caring compassionate and objective with out have the military rough my way no way attitude - I only meet him once and he was not very impersonalable, I understand everyone has bad days but do you think he can handle that side of the job?
Caring

United States

#78 Nov 2, 2012
past experience wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you, I believe that also but how do you think he will be with children, parents and teacher issues can he be caring compassionate and objective with out have the military rough my way no way attitude - I only meet him once and he was not very impersonalable, I understand everyone has bad days but do you think he can handle that side of the job?
I can't speak for what was going on when you met him, but Terry Mears is a very PERSONABLE and CARING man who can hold his own defending Holmes County in Tallahassee while having the best interest for our STUDENTS and TEACHERS! Which candidate has the knowledge and compassion to be the best Superintendent you ask, no doubt MEARS is your man!
Enough is enough

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#79 Nov 2, 2012
I hope by Nov. 8th all those Mears signs are down and I don't have to hear that name again!
Enough is enough

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#80 Nov 2, 2012
This says it all.
holmes wrote:
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THIS IS WHERE MEARS DEGREE IS FROM...
REP

Niceville, FL

#81 Nov 5, 2012
Enough is enough wrote:
This says it all.
<quoted text>
Same ole song and dance. And I respectfully disagree. Regardless of where or how he got his degrees, Terry Mears is the more capable man for the job. He's smart and he will learn quickly. Dixon's people skills are sadly lacking, among other problems that have already been mentioned. Why go over them again? The past speaks for itself.

Just Lookin

Panama City, FL

#82 Nov 5, 2012
Well said REP! No more "cram it down their throat, good ole boy, business as usual! VOTE MEARS!!!!

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