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uggg

Belle, WV

#1 Apr 6, 2011
I really wish "the communicator" would check or double check the rumors/news before they post it on clayberry.
redneckhillbilly

Princeton, WV

#2 Apr 7, 2011
AW doesn't care if the info he posts on his website or prints in his pathetic paper is true or not. He's in the business of selling a product so the more controversial crap he can include in the paper the more he sells. If anyone really actually believes he is just trying to keep public officials on their toes, think again. Uggg, you are right, he needs to verify the info and his sources. Whatever happened to responsible reporting? He promotes discontent with the county citizenry by using his forum as a whipping post even for those trying to improve the county. Shame on him!
Nate

Princeton, WV

#3 Apr 7, 2011
the only thing I seen posted was about town meeting where cop ran up phone bill talking on phone and wrecked jeep and didn't tell anyone and not yet paying the town back the 1500 or whatever amount he owes them
uggg

Belle, WV

#4 Apr 7, 2011
Nate wrote:
the only thing I seen posted was about town meeting where cop ran up phone bill talking on phone and wrecked jeep and didn't tell anyone and not yet paying the town back the 1500 or whatever amount he owes them
Well what he posted there wasn't the actual truth, and the stuff about Randy really isn't professional for a newspaper to joke about, and always posting half truths or rumors about town council etc. It's been going on awhile now.
Family of Chris

Princeton, WV

#5 Apr 7, 2011
The tow bill:
The tow bill was $91 according to Frank from Kings towing and he didnít wreck he got stuck in a ditch and because there was no tread on the tires he couldnít get it out and Chris DID advise Jack of the tow the next day.

His police cruiser:
His broke down Jeep was a hand me down from the sheriffs department (it still had their logo on it)
The radio did not work & his hand held radio was given to him from another officer
The heat did not work in the Jeep
The AC did not work in the Jeep
It also had bald tires on it (as mentioned above)

His Cell Phone:
Chris was given a cell phone only to have it taken back by Jack around May of last year because Jack broke his, and Chris continued to use his personal cell phone for "duty" calls.

His Grant:
Chris was already certified with the WV State Police Academy before he started at Clay. Clay did not provide or pay for any of his training. He was a corrections officer at SCRJ and then went on to work as a Police officer in the Town of Belle. Clay bought out his contract with Belle Police Department.

Clay was granted a government grant to pay his salary (he was not paid out of the Town of ClayĎs pocket) but yet he did not receive they weekly paycheck it allotted for.
His life insurance policy & retirement they were supposed to provide were not given to Chris to filled out until the week before he left.
Had to provide his own equipment: Computer, printer, radio, duty pistol, ammo, gun belt, shot gun, rifle, asp baton, pepper spray, his Kevlar vest, name tag, boots, etc.(everything except for the uniform & a badge)
Jack (aka the mayor) told him not to work any overtime period. Yet the early morning calls after Chris shift ended (6 am) that the mayor was supposed to answer. Chris had to take because the mayor could not be reached or his phone was not working and instead of getting paid for the over time he was forced to take the hours off on another day.
He has to have 8 hours in service training every year to keep his certification from the WV Police Academy current, yet the mayor advised Chris that the town or the grant would not cover the cost.

His injury:
He came back to work in 8 weeks instead of the 16 the doctor wanted him to be off after his injury.

If that wasnít bad enough on a regular occurrence the dispatcher were not answering radio calls and he was working with out any back up from midnight to 6 am

And since the rumors are spreading...apparently the shorted money Chris was to see in his paycheck went to fund part of the water plant. Which I'm guessing is why the Mayor is trying to drag Chris name through the mud. There is a certified officer from another department wanting the job but yet again it hasnít been filled. He was only guaranteed 3 years work with the grant but that was only if they didnít spend it on the water plant or something else. Are you wondering why they haven't replaced him yet? Bet you are now? Can you blame Chris for bettering himself and his family by taking a better paying job that he could retire from, where they have at least some of their ducks in a row and can provide a better life for his family?

I understand there are 3 sides to every story his, theirs, and the truth. But at least get some of the facts straight before they post online.
Nate

Princeton, WV

#6 Apr 7, 2011
So Family of Chris you are saying the town didn't pay the town of belle any money for Chris.I think you better check. My feelings on Waddell if you don't like what he prints don't look or buy the paper nobody making you click on his site.
Jake

Princeton, WV

#7 Apr 7, 2011
I think it was the phone at mayor office the was used heard the communicator gut talking about it today at courthouse going down and getting a copy of the bill to put in paper and web
Family of Chris

San Mateo, CA

#8 Apr 8, 2011
Nate wrote:
So Family of Chris you are saying the town didn't pay the town of belle any money for Chris.I think you better check. My feelings on Waddell if you don't like what he prints don't look or buy the paper nobody making you click on his site.
Um no I didn't please go back and read it again.
who knew

Crawley, WV

#9 Apr 8, 2011
Sounds like an audit is in order , those are Federal dollars and they are suppose to be used on what the grant was for
Family of Chris wrote:
The tow bill:
The tow bill was $91 according to Frank from Kings towing and he didnít wreck he got stuck in a ditch and because there was no tread on the tires he couldnít get it out and Chris DID advise Jack of the tow the next day.
His police cruiser:
His broke down Jeep was a hand me down from the sheriffs department (it still had their logo on it)
The radio did not work & his hand held radio was given to him from another officer
The heat did not work in the Jeep
The AC did not work in the Jeep
It also had bald tires on it (as mentioned above)
His Cell Phone:
Chris was given a cell phone only to have it taken back by Jack around May of last year because Jack broke his, and Chris continued to use his personal cell phone for "duty" calls.
His Grant:
Chris was already certified with the WV State Police Academy before he started at Clay. Clay did not provide or pay for any of his training. He was a corrections officer at SCRJ and then went on to work as a Police officer in the Town of Belle. Clay bought out his contract with Belle Police Department.
Clay was granted a government grant to pay his salary (he was not paid out of the Town of ClayĎs pocket) but yet he did not receive they weekly paycheck it allotted for.
His life insurance policy & retirement they were supposed to provide were not given to Chris to filled out until the week before he left.
Had to provide his own equipment: Computer, printer, radio, duty pistol, ammo, gun belt, shot gun, rifle, asp baton, pepper spray, his Kevlar vest, name tag, boots, etc.(everything except for the uniform & a badge)
Jack (aka the mayor) told him not to work any overtime period. Yet the early morning calls after Chris shift ended (6 am) that the mayor was supposed to answer. Chris had to take because the mayor could not be reached or his phone was not working and instead of getting paid for the over time he was forced to take the hours off on another day.
He has to have 8 hours in service training every year to keep his certification from the WV Police Academy current, yet the mayor advised Chris that the town or the grant would not cover the cost.
His injury:
He came back to work in 8 weeks instead of the 16 the doctor wanted him to be off after his injury.
If that wasnít bad enough on a regular occurrence the dispatcher were not answering radio calls and he was working with out any back up from midnight to 6 am
And since the rumors are spreading...apparently the shorted money Chris was to see in his paycheck went to fund part of the water plant. Which I'm guessing is why the Mayor is trying to drag Chris name through the mud. There is a certified officer from another department wanting the job but yet again it hasnít been filled. He was only guaranteed 3 years work with the grant but that was only if they didnít spend it on the water plant or something else. Are you wondering why they haven't replaced him yet? Bet you are now? Can you blame Chris for bettering himself and his family by taking a better paying job that he could retire from, where they have at least some of their ducks in a row and can provide a better life for his family?
I understand there are 3 sides to every story his, theirs, and the truth. But at least get some of the facts straight before they post online.
cane

Princeton, WV

#10 Apr 12, 2011
As someone who works at the court house I know for a fact what Mr. Waddell printed was true. The sheriffs dept loves to alter and cover up what they do so if you want to get on someone for being untruthful then give Poopy a call
A Clay Co Person

Bluefield, WV

#11 Apr 13, 2011
Way to go Cane.
Question

Princeton, WV

#12 Apr 13, 2011
what is this "communicator" just moved and never heard of it? thnxs
Ladybug

Rupert, WV

#13 Apr 15, 2011
Question wrote:
what is this "communicator" just moved and never heard of it? thnxs
The communicator is Clay's version of the National Enquirer. Sometimes it is truthful, sometimes it is gossip & at other times it is just entertainment to embarrass someone, usually someone in public office.
unknown

Salt Rock, WV

#14 Apr 15, 2011
Nate wrote:
So Family of Chris you are saying the town didn't pay the town of belle any money for Chris.I think you better check. My feelings on Waddell if you don't like what he prints don't look or buy the paper nobody making you click on his site.
I am with everyone else. AW needs to get his facts straight before printing his papers. All that is in Clay is drama and he likes to stur it. People like to start their little rumors about anyone and everyone...and they don't car who is hurts in the process.
Sarah

Princeton, WV

#15 Apr 15, 2011
The Communicator prints the facts those in the CCC and Sheriffs dept want you to believe it is untrue....The Communicator is not like the Enquirer the whole County of Clay is...our leaders are a joke...our Sheriff is known as Poopy...our deputies are idiots some dating highschool girls and the CCC is just a big sad joke....The Comminicator out sells the free press 2 to 1 there is a reason for that and it is called the truth
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seriously

United States

#17 Apr 15, 2011
Sarah wrote:
The Communicator prints the facts those in the CCC and Sheriffs dept want you to believe it is untrue....The Communicator is not like the Enquirer the whole County of Clay is...our leaders are a joke...our Sheriff is known as Poopy...our deputies are idiots some dating highschool girls and the CCC is just a big sad joke....The Comminicator out sells the free press 2 to 1 there is a reason for that and it is called the truth
Ur an idiot if you believe everything you read in that paper. The reason it sells 2-1 is because its crammed so full of gossip and he said/she said bullsh*t and the citizens of Clay just LOVE some juicy gossip. I know for a FACT that the things he's wrote in his paper have been half truths or blantant lies because it was wrote about specific topics that I was involved with. He only gets one side of the story. Like they said in an earlier post, there's always 3 sides, his side, their side and the truth. AW is the sh*t stirrer of all sh*t stirrers.
ashley

Bluefield, WV

#18 Apr 15, 2011
I find the Communicator as entertaining as topix..just sayin :)If your on here, then reading that newpaper isnt any different..
ashley

Bluefield, WV

#19 Apr 15, 2011
*NEWSPAPER* sorry typo
seriously

United States

#20 Apr 15, 2011
I never said I didn't find it entertaining because that would be a lie. But it should come with a "for entertainment only" disclaimer lol.
Sara

Bluefield, WV

#21 Apr 18, 2011
Nothing is the Communicator can't be backed up....give me one example of something printed that was made up or exaggerated

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