Is it I -65 Speed Trap or Accident W...
Yikes

Hampden, ME

#162 Feb 9, 2013
How many locals would be complaining if only local people were cited? How many locals would prefer to be cited instead?
That is police chiefs quote in paper. Wow! He's threatening to target locals if they don't get back on I65? Why can't the town live within their means? How much do they owe? Sounds like Nazi state. Just wrong! Does the Brandon family have that much control over the city council?
barrow

Franklin, NC

#163 Feb 9, 2013
Thank goodness for Spivey! Cornersville mismanaged and misguided. Chief not a bad guy just in self preservation mode. Probably pressure from city manager.
Yes

Columbia, TN

#164 Feb 9, 2013
Not too bright r u wrote:
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Considering Cornersville levies a property tax, what you say cannot be true. Businesses leave for many reasons but not because of what you propose. The businesses in Cornersville are sustained by either the local population who CAN'T avoid the city or by visitors passing through who have no idea of the ticketing situation on the interstate. Even if those traveling I65 were aware of it, there is no alternate route North or South. You are just making stupid assumptions. If you disagree, put up some real proof and statistics. Or we will be forced to believe you are just another load of hot air.
Brace yourself genius. Before C'ville started shaking folks down for passing through there were many businesses. Pool Hall, Florists, Two grocery stores, Convenience Store, Skating Rink, Trucking Company, Barber Shop, Restaurant, and the list goes on. All this while it only had one school in town.

Now. Conv. Store, Rest, Dollar store,Storage bldgs. You can not count what they got by resorting to annexing the interstate. That was a shakedown too. All this with two schools. No fire protection except volunteers, no water, no city services except an over sized police force and an inflated court system to cash checks from the shake downs. All the other services were provided back then. You are so far off the mark trying to justify the disgraceful things you have done to ruin this poor town.

No assumptions there. Stupid or otherwise. The businesses are gone!

They had to go to the interstate because they had already shook down traffic so hard, they couldnt get enough money with people passing through. You cannot justify what you have done. And that is kill a great town.
Is Police use for Profit

Columbia, TN

#165 Feb 9, 2013
Yikes wrote:
How many locals would be complaining if only local people were cited? How many locals would prefer to be cited instead?
That is police chiefs quote in paper. Wow! He's threatening to target locals if they don't get back on I65? Why can't the town live within their means? How much do they owe? Sounds like Nazi state. Just wrong! Does the Brandon family have that much control over the city council?
So is that admission on the police's chief part, the police were targeting the traveling public on I-65, so the people of Connersville would not complain? Less local Complaints?
Is that what police are being used for not to serve and protect but to collect extra revenue off Federal Hi-Ways miles from the town itself and with fewer or no local complaints?
How they going to heard any complaints if complaints weren't allowed on the towns agenda?




Ur not too smart r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#166 Feb 9, 2013
Is It Bad Managment wrote:
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Are the police to "serve and protect" not collect extra revenue for any town?
If any town is using it's police to collect extra revenue off an interstate, "Federal Hi- way!" miles from the town itself, then does that sound like too many police for the size of those towns, some getting paid too much, bad managements, or just a bunch of crooks?
Does Police State towns! Kills business, kills the local economy and makes lots people avoid those types of towns!
How many have heard lots say "they advoid towns like that and would not buy anything there?
Please offer up some proof that any business in Cornersville closed down because of the police. Cornersville has nothing business-wise that would attract anyone from surrounding cities, even if they had no police ticketing speeders. I have had to go to Pulaski and have gone through Cornersville every time. I never have a problem and the police never bother with me. You have no proof at all of what you are talking about.

There is only ONE issue here. That is the city police who were ticketing speeders on I65 and that is no longer happening. If Cornersville were counting their chickens before the eggs hatched and based their future spending on those tickets, too bad. That is not an issue for anyone but the citizens of Cornersville.
Governor of Tennessee

Columbia, TN

#167 Feb 9, 2013
barrow wrote:
Thank goodness for Spivey! Cornersville mismanaged and misguided. Chief not a bad guy just in self preservation mode. Probably pressure from city manager.
Spivey for Governor!
Went to work right away and sure can see "a man of the people"!
He's got my vote from now on!

Wolver for Mayor!
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#168 Feb 9, 2013
Yes wrote:
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Brace yourself genius. Before C'ville started shaking folks down for passing through there were many businesses. Pool Hall, Florists, Two grocery stores, Convenience Store, Skating Rink, Trucking Company, Barber Shop, Restaurant, and the list goes on. All this while it only had one school in town.
Now. Conv. Store, Rest, Dollar store,Storage bldgs. You can not count what they got by resorting to annexing the interstate. That was a shakedown too. All this with two schools. No fire protection except volunteers, no water, no city services except an over sized police force and an inflated court system to cash checks from the shake downs. All the other services were provided back then. You are so far off the mark trying to justify the disgraceful things you have done to ruin this poor town.
No assumptions there. Stupid or otherwise. The businesses are gone!
They had to go to the interstate because they had already shook down traffic so hard, they couldnt get enough money with people passing through. You cannot justify what you have done. And that is kill a great town.
So, how does that account for other cities like Lewisburg who also have seen several grocery stores and others close down over the same time period? While at the same time, other nearby cities gained larger discount type stores that attracted many from around Marshall county. Why would anyone from outside communities drive to Cornersville for any of those services when then could get it from places like Pulaski, and Fayetteville of which both were growing in leaps and bounds. Cornersville was never on such a path, police or not. They are nothing but victims of the times and bigger, better businesses nearby. As for the city services, you can't say were weren't trying to grow, but again, it sure wasn't about the cops as much as it was about poor city planners and not being in the right place at the right time. Yeah, I've been around here a long time and watched it happen. I remember when the corner of Commerce and N. Ellington in Lewisburg was nothing but a 4 way stop sign and look at it now. Times change all things. Some not for the better.
Tickets

Augusta, MI

#169 Feb 9, 2013
Yikes wrote:
How many locals would be complaining if only local people were cited? How many locals would prefer to be cited instead?
That is police chiefs quote in paper. Wow! He's threatening to target locals if they don't get back on I65? Why can't the town live within their means? How much do they owe? Sounds like Nazi state. Just wrong! Does the Brandon family have that much control over the city council?
What about the locals who would like to see more tickets written so we can do away with property taxes all together. This way I can get out of paying propertys taxes by slowing down. Its like taxing cigarretts or liquor. If I dont want to pay that tax I dont drink and I dont smoke.
bright enuff

Columbia, TN

#170 Feb 9, 2013
Not too bright r u wrote:
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So, how does that account for other cities like Lewisburg who also have seen several grocery stores and others close down over the same time period? While at the same time, other nearby cities gained larger discount type stores that attracted many from around Marshall county. Why would anyone from outside communities drive to Cornersville for any of those services when then could get it from places like Pulaski, and Fayetteville of which both were growing in leaps and bounds. Cornersville was never on such a path, police or not. They are nothing but victims of the times and bigger, better businesses nearby. As for the city services, you can't say were weren't trying to grow, but again, it sure wasn't about the cops as much as it was about poor city planners and not being in the right place at the right time. Yeah, I've been around here a long time and watched it happen. I remember when the corner of Commerce and N. Ellington in Lewisburg was nothing but a 4 way stop sign and look at it now. Times change all things. Some not for the better.
You cant assume it didn't hurt c'ville. Obviously you are a participant. too proud to admit a wrong. If cville wants to catch people and make them pay for breaking the law, they wont' have a problem paying up when the court finds they broke it ticketing outside their jurisdiction. get you checkbook out dufus. its gonna be a big one.
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#171 Feb 9, 2013
bright enuff wrote:
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You cant assume it didn't hurt c'ville. Obviously you are a participant. too proud to admit a wrong. If cville wants to catch people and make them pay for breaking the law, they wont' have a problem paying up when the court finds they broke it ticketing outside their jurisdiction. get you checkbook out dufus. its gonna be a big one.
You're slower than I assumed. LMAO! Those with their hands in the wrong cookie jar will suffer if proven so. In the mean time, conjecture won't help you at all. You certainly know how to make a mountain out of an ant hill. Life will go on. Changes will be made and when the cookies run out, they will move on in search for another jar somewhere else.
bright enuff

Columbia, TN

#172 Feb 9, 2013
you are correct. a dog will return to his own vomit. there is no mountian. only vomit. watch the dogs come a runnin. conjecture becomes reality in the court. better be makin some deposits. big withdrawal comin. after all, break the law, you pay, right. its what some claim makes everything ok ruff ruff. life goes on. tough time to be unemployed.
Tickets

Augusta, MI

#173 Feb 10, 2013
What about the locals who would like to see more tickets written so we can do away with property taxes all together. This way I can get out of paying propertys taxes by slowing down. Its like taxing cigarretts or liquor. If I dont want to pay that tax I dont drink and I dont smoke.
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#174 Feb 10, 2013
Tickets wrote:
What about the locals who would like to see more tickets written so we can do away with property taxes all together. This way I can get out of paying propertys taxes by slowing down. Its like taxing cigarretts or liquor. If I dont want to pay that tax I dont drink and I dont smoke.
Are you going to keep repeating this post until someone tells you how stupid it sounds? Go look at the records and compare taxes collected to fines and then rethink this incredulous thought of yours. Use a calculator if you have to. I'll give you a hint, how many more tickets would they have write to cover the tax amount, discount the amount they can no longer write on the Interstate, double that due to reduced amount written on city streets and divide that by the population of Cornersville. How many tickets would they have to write per day?
Tickets

Augusta, MI

#175 Feb 10, 2013
How about we reduce the tickets written on the interstate. We get the total lost and devide that by 1 and you pay the difference. I lost money at the first of this year on my check to taxes. If I have to pay anymore I will be better off on welfare and just sit at home.
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#176 Feb 11, 2013
Tickets wrote:
How about we reduce the tickets written on the interstate. We get the total lost and devide that by 1 and you pay the difference. I lost money at the first of this year on my check to taxes. If I have to pay anymore I will be better off on welfare and just sit at home.
Aren't you the brilliant one? Everyone is paying taxes in the same way, so why isn't everyone else in your condition? Maybe because of choices you made? If you are being taxed like everyone else, then your complaints are weak. Get a better job, get more education. If you are young, say in your twenties, you should expect to be at the bottom of the ladder and make your way up like everyone else. If you are older say in your forties, you can still better your situation one day at a time. If you are older than 50, then it's time to look back on your decisions that got you here and quit blaming everyone else.
No Common Sense

Columbia, TN

#177 Feb 11, 2013
Not too bright r u wrote:
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Aren't you the brilliant one? Everyone is paying taxes in the same way, so why isn't everyone else in your condition? Maybe because of choices you made? If you are being taxed like everyone else, then your complaints are weak. Get a better job, get more education. If you are young, say in your twenties, you should expect to be at the bottom of the ladder and make your way up like everyone else. If you are older say in your forties, you can still better your situation one day at a time. If you are older than 50, then it's time to look back on your decisions that got you here and quit blaming everyone else.
Wrong again! Everyone is not paying property taxes in the same way!

Is Marshall County the third highest taxed county in Tennessee?
How many of those Marshall County commissioners if over spent, borrowed more and mismanaged this county, got Marshall County in that "Third Highest tax rate, and deep taxpayers Debt?
How many of them are on Greenbelt, getting low income, over 65 property tax deductions?
How many are double taxed, some even personal property taxed, yet do the so called Farmers pay the same property taxes, as small business people do?

If Cornersville wanted to use its police as "revenue collectors" why not road blocks, for drunk drivers leaving the late night clubs, after having a beer or drinking and driving at least that might be called protecting the people of Cornersville? Instead of if shaking downs the out of state I-65 vacation families traveling public?
Telling others to get a better job or get more education well is that the answer?
First those better jobs have to be open, and offered to the public! If all those over 65 were forced to retire get out of the work force there would be more jots for the young!
If more were forced to pay for their own education, then the taxpayers could pay less!
Education may be good to have but education without common sense isnít worth the paper it is written on!
When Public Officials with education, think they know it all, stopping listening to the people, don't want to hear complaints, have very little common sense!
For you sure can bet the poor, so called uneducated people of America did not get this Marshall County, Lewisburg City, or America in deep Taxpayer's Debts!
Was it those with little to know Common Sense!

who are you

Lawrenceburg, TN

#178 Feb 11, 2013
No Common Sense wrote:
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Wrong again! Everyone is not paying property taxes in the same way!
Is Marshall County the third highest taxed county in Tennessee?
How many of those Marshall County commissioners if over spent, borrowed more and mismanaged this county, got Marshall County in that "Third Highest tax rate, and deep taxpayers Debt?
How many of them are on Greenbelt, getting low income, over 65 property tax deductions?
How many are double taxed, some even personal property taxed, yet do the so called Farmers pay the same property taxes, as small business people do?
If Cornersville wanted to use its police as "revenue collectors" why not road blocks, for drunk drivers leaving the late night clubs, after having a beer or drinking and driving at least that might be called protecting the people of Cornersville? Instead of if shaking downs the out of state I-65 vacation families traveling public?
Telling others to get a better job or get more education well is that the answer?
First those better jobs have to be open, and offered to the public! If all those over 65 were forced to retire get out of the work force there would be more jots for the young!
If more were forced to pay for their own education, then the taxpayers could pay less!
Education may be good to have but education without common sense isnít worth the paper it is written on!
When Public Officials with education, think they know it all, stopping listening to the people, don't want to hear complaints, have very little common sense!
For you sure can bet the poor, so called uneducated people of America did not get this Marshall County, Lewisburg City, or America in deep Taxpayer's Debts!
Was it those with little to know Common Sense!
Look, I wasn't even addressing you. Secondly, he did not say anything about property tax and even still, "Tickets" is most likely paying the same rate as those around him. If he can't afford his property taxes, he needs to sell it. Property tax is very small compared to the mortgage payment. The issue here was not Marshall county taxes versus other counties.

As for getting a better job and/or education, that is not an overnight change, Bimbo, it is a process. I did it. I went back to college and improved myself. I also moved up within the company I worked for while others stood still and stagnate. Moving up is not for everybody, but if you're not trying than shut up. Paying for an education is not that hard to do. Even going part time, a few hours per semester is better than no hours. Even if you take baby steps, each step you take is one step closer to your goal. How many waste hours of every day watching the boob tube or playing on computer games? Have you been out of it that long??
Just asking

Columbia, TN

#179 Feb 11, 2013
who are you wrote:
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Look, I wasn't even addressing you. Secondly, he did not say anything about property tax and even still, "Tickets" is most likely paying the same rate as those around him. If he can't afford his property taxes, he needs to sell it. Property tax is very small compared to the mortgage payment. The issue here was not Marshall county taxes versus other counties.
As for getting a better job and/or education, that is not an overnight change, Bimbo, it is a process. I did it. I went back to college and improved myself. I also moved up within the company I worked for while others stood still and stagnate. Moving up is not for everybody, but if you're not trying than shut up. Paying for an education is not that hard to do. Even going part time, a few hours per semester is better than no hours. Even if you take baby steps, each step you take is one step closer to your goal. How many waste hours of every day watching the boob tube or playing on computer games? Have you been out of it that long??
Some people's property taxes are a lot more than some people's mortage payments! Yet add mortage payments and property taxes that could be a lot!
Needs to sell well if property taxes don't soon go down we all may needs to sell!
Point being needing to sell and selling for the apprased value might be hard to do if u live in Marshall County too!
Speaking of education and moving up in the company! How many do you know that don't have even an 8th grade education yet own the company?

Is it those who think education is what it takes, those educated idiots in public office, that show none too little "common sense" that got Marshall County, City of Lewisburg, and America into deep taxpayer debt, third highest property taxes in the State of Tennessee, fewer American jobs, and higher taxes?

How about they do away with greenbelt, and other tax breaks let all pay equal and see if Marshall County could go from third highest to third lowest in the State?

who are you

Lawrenceburg, TN

#180 Feb 11, 2013
Just asking wrote:
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Some people's property taxes are a lot more than some people's mortage payments! Yet add mortage payments and property taxes that could be a lot!
Needs to sell well if property taxes don't soon go down we all may needs to sell!
Point being needing to sell and selling for the apprased value might be hard to do if u live in Marshall County too!
Speaking of education and moving up in the company! How many do you know that don't have even an 8th grade education yet own the company?
Is it those who think education is what it takes, those educated idiots in public office, that show none too little "common sense" that got Marshall County, City of Lewisburg, and America into deep taxpayer debt, third highest property taxes in the State of Tennessee, fewer American jobs, and higher taxes?
How about they do away with greenbelt, and other tax breaks let all pay equal and see if Marshall County could go from third highest to third lowest in the State?
How many do I know that own a company with less than an 8th grade education? ZERO. That just doesn't happen today as it might have years ago.

Yes, book knowledge with no common sense is not a good thing, that I will agree with you. Unfortunately, I won't agree that many of those in our local government are lacking common sense. Perhaps what they are missing is inability to work together as a team. Many heads (working together) are better than one and in many cases I have found either one person wants to run the whole show or there are too many conflicting personalities on the same team. Either way, good ideas are lost to pride. It really does take a unique, dynamic leader/personality to pull everyone together and work toward common goals.
Tickets

Augusta, MI

#181 Feb 11, 2013
People that sit around and argue about it on Topix are not doing anything to help the situation. Is that common sense. Oh by the way Who are you?

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