George Powell for Sheriff of Swain Co...

George Powell for Sheriff of Swain County

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Outside looking in

Norfolk, VA

#1 Feb 19, 2014
George is a down to earth person who has the kind of ideas of keeping it simple and doing the best job possible . He has consulted with myself and many others as how to best benefit the citizens of Swain county with fair ,firm and ethical enforcement of the Law and the treatment of employees . His main concern is improving the lives of the citizens of Swain County. We would like your feedback and support in the upcoming primary election .

Thank you Committee to elect George Powell for Swain County Sheriff
Powell for Sheriff

Rocky Mount, NC

#2 Feb 21, 2014
George Powell announces his intent to run for Sheriff .
He want to know what the public concerns are and plans to be an advocate for the citizen of Swain County.
We want your opinion because you matter , all concerns will be heard and given proper attention if George is elected .
We want your vote . Vote George Powell for Swain County Sheriff
Powell for Sheriff

Rocky Mount, NC

#3 Feb 21, 2014
George Powell plans for major reform at the Sheriffs department if elected.
George has plans for a more community oriented focus on law enforcement with constructive changes in the budget to more wisely conserve funds . This is just a small amount of improvements he would like to make , after all it's about safety and service of the citizens of Swain county .
Fair , Firm and Ethical treatment of all.
Vote George Powell for Swain county Sheriff in the 2014 election
BC Native

Franklin, NC

#4 Feb 25, 2014
For folks that don't remember to far back, George Powell was charged with the severe beating of a woman a few years back in Bryson City. No he was never convicted, because she was afraid to testify but everyone in Bryson City knew he had done it. Not long after that he was charged and convicted of domestic violence in Haywood County while employed with the police department there. He was fired, and as far as I know is no longer allowed to carry a gun. Sure let's vote for him. Do your research people.
Rick

United States

#5 Feb 25, 2014
BC Native wrote:
For folks that don't remember to far back, George Powell was charged with the severe beating of a woman a few years back in Bryson City. No he was never convicted, because she was afraid to testify but everyone in Bryson City knew he had done it. Not long after that he was charged and convicted of domestic violence in Haywood County while employed with the police department there. He was fired, and as far as I know is no longer allowed to carry a gun. Sure let's vote for him. Do your research people.
I remember the charges....and the trial, the one where she testified, I knew George and the woman involved at the time, he was found not guilty.

Her injuries were sustained in a car wreck, George took her to the hospital against her wishes (she was drinking at the time), some over zealous local officers (and others in the local power structure) decided to charge him with kidnapping (This was against her wishes as well) it seems that a few uppity people had a problem with an African/american man dating a white woman in Bryson City, who woulda thunk it?

P.S. It was damn near 20 years ago.

You are correct about the advice to do a little research.
johnny

Bryson City, NC

#6 Feb 25, 2014
20 years ago? i think it was about 7 yrs ago on one incident. but I guess 7 is close to 10, which 10 is half of 20, so maybe it was damn near 20 years ago
Rick

United States

#7 Feb 25, 2014
johnny wrote:
20 years ago? i think it was about 7 yrs ago on one incident. but I guess 7 is close to 10, which 10 is half of 20, so maybe it was damn near 20 years ago
Hope we are not seeing a pattern here.

I have no knowledge of an incident 7 to 10 years ago.

The incident I referred to took place in the mid nineties.

Like I said, I hope there is no pattern because I like George Powell, I think he would serve the citizens of Swain County well.
BC Native

Franklin, NC

#8 Feb 25, 2014
I believe the incident in Haywood County was around 7 years ago as well. It was well documented by WLOS news as well as the Asheville Citizens times. And the pattern you are seeing is the truth. I guess some people have forgotton that as well.
BC Native

Franklin, NC

#9 Feb 25, 2014
I believe the incident in Haywood County happened about 7 years ago. It was well documented by WLOS news as well as Asheville Citizens Times. If you are OK with domestic violence, then I guess you should vote for George. But the only pattern going on here is the truth.
Outside looking in

Norfolk, VA

#10 Feb 26, 2014
Seems that you are unable to get the pattern of not guilty and no proof . Maybe check your facts and your own closet ,may not be so clean all it takes is someone to charge you and it is on your record .
BC Native wrote:
I believe the incident in Haywood County happened about 7 years ago. It was well documented by WLOS news as well as Asheville Citizens Times. If you are OK with domestic violence, then I guess you should vote for George. But the only pattern going on here is the truth.
wondering

Franklin, NC

#11 Mar 1, 2014
Outside looking in wrote:
Seems that you are unable to get the pattern of not guilty and no proof . Maybe check your facts and your own closet ,may not be so clean all it takes is someone to charge you and it is on your record . <quoted text>
Was she a wife, girlfriend or how was she connected to George.
Outside looking in

Linden, NC

#12 Mar 1, 2014
The stories early were mixed up so I was referring to the now ex wife.
wondering wrote:
<quoted text>Was she a wife, girlfriend or how was she connected to George.
Mpmedic1982

United States

#13 Mar 4, 2014
I have known George my whole life...he was friends with my dad most all of their lives. And George is the most ethical, moral, and qualified man i know...not just in reference to the men he is running against for sheriff but of the entire county. I do not live in Bryson now or George would definitely have my support. We all make mistakes throughout life...no exceptions, so look beyond past allegations and prejudices and look at the fact that George is a tough but fair man. He has values and ethics that many people in Swain County lost long ago but many remember. Bottom line, George has the same values as I do as a soldier. LOYALTY, DUTY, RESPECT, SELFLESS-SERVICE, HONOR, INTEGRITY, PERSONAL COURAGE. why wouldn't you want that in a sheriff?
Outside looking in

Linden, NC

#14 Mar 20, 2014
George is the man for the Sheriffs position . Why ,because he is selfless enough to do the right things in the right situation . George wants to stick with the basics of Law enforcement and professional and respectful leadership.
George believes that all citizens should be treated with respect , George is a working class man who not only wants to give back to the community but he wants to improve the county he has lived his entire life in . He doesn't plan to accomplish everything on his own he wants the people to be a part of the improvement process , I believe this is where the previous Sheriffs have gone wrong .
No one man can do it all or fix it all but together as a community as a county we can actually make the difference. Vote for George Powell and see the difference .
just watching

Cherokee, NC

#15 Apr 9, 2014
I have known George Powell for over 20years, no, let me think about the years; as some people would say.... I think it was 7 years ago, no, maybe closer to 10 years, which is half of 20, dang it has been over 20 years I've known this fine young man. The only thing George is guilty of is wanting to be sheriff of a county that finds a person guilty before knowing all the facts or getting married to the wrong person.
George, I was surprised to see that someone had posted that you were an African-American, and all these years I've known you, I didn't know you were black. I have the highest regards for this man who conducts himself very professionally, works hard and cares about his fellow man.
He only wants the best for his community and county. Please find out the true facts before defacing someone's character, you never know, the day may come that you will need his help.
PLEASE VOTE FOR GEORGE POWELL

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