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Jan 5, 2010
 
I would like to applaud or Sheriff's department, City police and All the school system for the fine job they did in securing our children in a timely manner during the bomb scare. I also appreciate them taking this threat seriously. It just goes to show you what good training and effective leadership can do. I just can't seem to forget how there has always been an uproar in and about the Sheriff's department for many years in the past. Seems that when someone is doing the wrong thing that everyone talks, But when someone is doing there job there is very little to say,. People don't talk about the good things a man does. I feel that Sheriff Mike Neal is doing a good job, and I would like to see him there for many years to come. I know that it is an election year and some people are starting to talk, but the things they are saying has no validity and the protection that we have in place now, far out weighs anything that people are saying about him. Of course there will be talk coming from the political camps of those that want the job, but we have no evidence that they can do the job. I say we keep what we have and build upon that. To continually tear down and start over is not the solution. Kudos to all those involved in caring for the safety of our children.
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Jan 5, 2010
 
You know I actually witnessed the Sheriff in town in his truck today. Knew there must be something big going on.

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Jan 5, 2010
 
In response to Informed Public, you state: "Of course there will be talk coming from the political camps of those that want the job, but we have no evidence that they can do the job. I say we keep what we have and build upon that."

Does that analogy then apply to every other elected official currently serving in office? No more elections because what we have is good enough and we are safer to not change but "build upon" what we got? Maybe is some cases, but other than a very select few people my vote is if the guy is doing a good job, let's keep him. If Regina is doing a good job, let's keep here as well. Sick or not, she is a good circuit court clerk, at least i will stand up and proclaim that for her.

But to say there is "no evidence" to do the job isn't fair. Can a bar licensed attorney run for sheriff? Find me the answer (verifiable) to that one. Wait, I'll just go ahead and let the Tennessee Attorney General answer that one in his opinion http://www.tennessee.gov/attorneygeneral/op/2...

So it would seem that a man educated and well versed in the law, such as attorney, are barred from running for sheriff, then exactly what assurances do we have "anyone" can do the job?
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You know I actually witnessed the Sheriff in town in his truck today. Knew there must be something big going on.
Yes he was there, and working. When the situation calls for him to be there, he is there every time. There are people that have the attitude that if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. We have had a belly full of that kind of walking tall close your business down bully tactics in the past. The smart man trains his people and lets them use there own judgement until they prove they don't have any. Mike Neal works many hours and does not need to be at every call, that's why he has people on payroll, who are more than qualified to handle most situations and they don't need to be micro-managed. There are some people that think that there situation is so important and unique that they need the sheriff every time they have a problem. Try to get to talk to The Hamilton County Sheriff. A Sheriff's job is not to patrol or answer calls, work wrecks, or domestic disputes. He is the administrator, The one who coordinates and takes responsibility for everything that happens. He plans, He budgets and he directs. Let me put this in terms so all Rhea County people can understand. The coach on a football team is responsible for the team but you don't see him on the playing field heck he isn't even suited up. He is on the sidelines where all of the players have access to him if they need help. He is not standing on the sidelines for the other team or for the audience that might want to talk to him. but rest assured if there is a problem on the field he is right there. If the team wins you say them boys sure played a good game, but if they lose you say that coach screwed up. Well I say them boys are doing a fine job under the direction of Sheriff Mike Neal. Let's send him and the whole department a thanks and a pat on the back for a job well done.
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In response to Informed Public, you state: "Of course there will be talk coming from the political camps of those that want the job, but we have no evidence that they can do the job. I say we keep what we have and build upon that."
Does that analogy then apply to every other elected official currently serving in office? No more elections because what we have is good enough and we are safer to not change but "build upon" what we got? Maybe is some cases, but other than a very select few people my vote is if the guy is doing a good job, let's keep him. If Regina is doing a good job, let's keep here as well. Sick or not, she is a good circuit court clerk, at least i will stand up and proclaim that for her.
But to say there is "no evidence" to do the job isn't fair. Can a bar licensed attorney run for sheriff? Find me the answer (verifiable) to that one. Wait, I'll just go ahead and let the Tennessee Attorney General answer that one in his opinion http://www.tennessee.gov/attorneygeneral/op/2...
So it would seem that a man educated and well versed in the law, such as attorney, are barred from running for sheriff, then exactly what assurances do we have "anyone" can do the job?
Good question Roy, That analogy would hold true if the complaints about that official are petty and not merit dismissal we have a lot of money invested in every official we elect. If they were our direct employees in a business would you immediately fire them for lack of performance or would you try to help them to be a better employee? It is always in our best interest to try and make the best of what we have first before getting rid of them. Lawyers being barred from being sheriff does not mean they are not intelligent enough to do the job. I see no reason to replace the current Sheriff. He is a fair man who is not out to trample on people's rights and who also is not making property purchases and building subdivisions while drawing a check from the county. God knows we have been down that road. Roy you know better than anyone that the Sheriff we had can carry a vendetta against someone because they that don't believe the same way you do. He would go to any lengths to shut you down even if he has to do away with your position. I think we are of the same mind here just wanted to offer clarification. Good question. and good reasoning Roy.
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Jan 5, 2010
 
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Yes he was there, and working. When the situation calls for him to be there, he is there every time. There are people that have the attitude that if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. We have had a belly full of that kind of walking tall close your business down bully tactics in the past. The smart man trains his people and lets them use there own judgement until they prove they don't have any. Mike Neal works many hours and does not need to be at every call, that's why he has people on payroll, who are more than qualified to handle most situations and they don't need to be micro-managed. There are some people that think that there situation is so important and unique that they need the sheriff every time they have a problem. Try to get to talk to The Hamilton County Sheriff. A Sheriff's job is not to patrol or answer calls, work wrecks, or domestic disputes. He is the administrator, The one who coordinates and takes responsibility for everything that happens. He plans, He budgets and he directs. Let me put this in terms so all Rhea County people can understand. The coach on a football team is responsible for the team but you don't see him on the playing field heck he isn't even suited up. He is on the sidelines where all of the players have access to him if they need help. He is not standing on the sidelines for the other team or for the audience that might want to talk to him. but rest assured if there is a problem on the field he is right there. If the team wins you say them boys sure played a good game, but if they lose you say that coach screwed up. Well I say them boys are doing a fine job under the direction of Sheriff Mike Neal. Let's send him and the whole department a thanks and a pat on the back for a job well done.
No need to try to talk down to me. Let's see if you can understand this. I said the same thing you did, I just said it with a lot less words. An educated person can say what they need to in a few words where someone who feels the need to defend themselves and their friends will rattle on forever to say the same thing. I paid the Sheriff a compliment...I knew there was something big going on because he was in town. You had to turn it into a political blah blah blah conversation.
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Jan 5, 2010
 
I applaude the entire Rhea Co police dept, rescue squads, FBI etc..& mostly all the school officials & employees for doing a perfect job of getting out so many students in less that 15 mins. Everybody worked together through all the hustle & bustle and got the job done! I'm very proud of all the teachers & staff for doing a fine job at keeping not only my child but every child and also themselves. Congrats to everyone for a fine job!! If I could buy ice cream cones for everybody I would. LOL LOL

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Good question Roy, That analogy would hold true if the complaints about that official are petty and not merit dismissal we have a lot of money invested in every official we elect. If they were our direct employees in a business would you immediately fire them for lack of performance or would you try to help them to be a better employee? It is always in our best interest to try and make the best of what we have first before getting rid of them. Lawyers being barred from being sheriff does not mean they are not intelligent enough to do the job. I see no reason to replace the current Sheriff. He is a fair man who is not out to trample on people's rights and who also is not making property purchases and building subdivisions while drawing a check from the county. God knows we have been down that road. Roy you know better than anyone that the Sheriff we had can carry a vendetta against someone because they that don't believe the same way you do. He would go to any lengths to shut you down even if he has to do away with your position. I think we are of the same mind here just wanted to offer clarification. Good question. and good reasoning Roy.
Thanks, and yes I think we are on the same page. And yes, I think I can state with particularity about how Leon Sneed held a grudge. One minute all was fine then because I refused to bow to him then things started to errode rather quickly. Oh, but the stories I could tell...

But the personal aspects are my own but the personal aspects are not paramount to my decision on "who" to vote for. Maybe it is a flaw, but if I was running for office I'd rather have a man look me in the eye and tell me to go to hell that he'd never vote for me. In fact, I have had those words said to me. My reply, "well at least you're honest".

Other things factor into my reasoning. First, I'd love to see more men or women run for all offices, give us more to select from. But if it is to be Neal or Sneed then I will not place a sticker on my vehicle and hope some Sneed supporter doesn't key my car or something. Maybe it is just me being paranoid but if so, I think I've earned the right LOL

I think words said are much better than having a sign in our yards or on our cars. One thing that alway bothered me with Leon, and as the constable for the county seat back then, I openly discouraged the use of all those unsupervised roadblocks where most were performed by auxillaries. An auxillary serves a valuable purpose but TCA 55-9-414(b) read back then that these unpaid deputies could not drive a car with lights and sirens. However, I think that law got amended to allow them to drive now so I guess someone was listening LOL

I do not want to see this couny revert back to Sneed control. It isn't personal all that much because I've spoken to Leon many times since those days with no problems. Chris is a different story for different reasons. We cannot have power consentrated to the point that only a few have it all while we all suffer.

But you are correct. I was shut down from talking back then and lost an office due to it (how legal it was I may test one day) and even to this day, it seems that I still get shut down. www.RheaCountyNewspaper.com was shut down and I am so sure that the dots leading to that First Amendment violation go straight to the DPD. We already have the exact time (he was on duty) where in my mind the concept was born, a conspiracy was formed and the website shut down. Amazing.

We can click on any sort of porn, sadistic, ogrish.com 's and a billion other websites but for some reason an alternative newspaper with the feature star being a yellow dancing chicken got shut down. You are absolutely correct, I have played the "man in the arena" role too long and am very close to sitting back, go dormant and say to people, "I told ya so". But then again, that'd be too easy.
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Jan 6, 2010
 
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Thanks, and yes I think we are on the same page. And yes, I think I can state with particularity about how Leon Sneed held a grudge. One minute all was fine then because I refused to bow to him then things started to errode rather quickly. Oh, but the stories I could tell...
But the personal aspects are my own but the personal aspects are not paramount to my decision on "who" to vote for. Maybe it is a flaw, but if I was running for office I'd rather have a man look me in the eye and tell me to go to hell that he'd never vote for me. In fact, I have had those words said to me. My reply, "well at least you're honest".
Other things factor into my reasoning. First, I'd love to see more men or women run for all offices, give us more to select from. But if it is to be Neal or Sneed then I will not place a sticker on my vehicle and hope some Sneed supporter doesn't key my car or something. Maybe it is just me being paranoid but if so, I think I've earned the right LOL
I think words said are much better than having a sign in our yards or on our cars. One thing that alway bothered me with Leon, and as the constable for the county seat back then, I openly discouraged the use of all those unsupervised roadblocks where most were performed by auxillaries. An auxillary serves a valuable purpose but TCA 55-9-414(b) read back then that these unpaid deputies could not drive a car with lights and sirens. However, I think that law got amended to allow them to drive now so I guess someone was listening LOL
I do not want to see this couny revert back to Sneed control. It isn't personal all that much because I've spoken to Leon many times since those days with no problems. Chris is a different story for different reasons. We cannot have power consentrated to the point that only a few have it all while we all suffer.
But you are correct. I was shut down from talking back then and lost an office due to it (how legal it was I may test one day) and even to this day, it seems that I still get shut down. www.RheaCountyNewspaper.com was shut down and I am so sure that the dots leading to that First Amendment violation go straight to the DPD. We already have the exact time (he was on duty) where in my mind the concept was born, a conspiracy was formed and the website shut down. Amazing.
We can click on any sort of porn, sadistic, ogrish.com 's and a billion other websites but for some reason an alternative newspaper with the feature star being a yellow dancing chicken got shut down. You are absolutely correct, I have played the "man in the arena" role too long and am very close to sitting back, go dormant and say to people, "I told ya so". But then again, that'd be too easy.
OH MY GOD SHUT THE F*CK UP FAT BOY
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Jan 6, 2010
 
Roy believe it or not people were listening. I hate to see anyone feel as if there voice doesn't count. Never Give Up. You keep tooting your horn because people may not believe right away but when evidence starts to appear they change there minds. I'm very interested in how a website can be shut down. Seems all one has to do is find another Hosting company on another server and continue on. would like more info on how the website was closed. NEVER GIVE UP

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Roy believe it or not people were listening. I hate to see anyone feel as if there voice doesn't count. Never Give Up. You keep tooting your horn because people may not believe right away but when evidence starts to appear they change there minds. I'm very interested in how a website can be shut down. Seems all one has to do is find another Hosting company on another server and continue on. would like more info on how the website was closed. NEVER GIVE UP
Thanks. And yes, websites can be shut down but there is a system in place to do so. If the site violates a TOS then the webmaster or site owner is notified and curative measures are taken and its fine. We can sit and watch people be put to death on www.ogrish.com but a dancing chicken with stories written where not a single one was ever controverted and during the whole time only 3 minor corrections were made was shut down within one day. Unbelievable.

Yes, I could have gotten another host server,, uploaded the web pages but the search engines, etc were already directing web traffic to an established host. All links would have been severed thus the slow process to rebuild would be attainable but only if one has the heart to do it. As for me, we (there were several of us involved) were able to go from 50 hits a month to a high of 7,000 a month to an average of 5,000 to 7,000 a month within one year. Recently, I have found the name of the guy who registered a domain called RheaCountyNewspaper.org . He bought the name using a proxy service to HIDE his identity. I have the exact time he purchased it, and I have his actual posts on here under a name he registered. People should NEVER register anything that can be traced back to them if they are up to no good.

So, I let that website go. However, since the Herald-News seems to continue it's refusal to print news such as cops invading homes, cops simply walking into a home and taking property, even admitting to it. The Herald being more interested in a dollar than printing the truth then maybe a project I have signed on for, even signed on to answer any concerns is www.RheaCountyInformer.com

Trust me, IF that website moves forward it will not be shut down. Then again, sometimes we grow weary of the constant uphill struggle. I remember a fellow told me a long time ago, "if you are able to stand and hold a torch then the least I can do is stand beside you with a candle". I thought, wow. Just how many candles would light a dark, cold room?
Then again, I had another fellow tell me, "you stand on the crest of a hill yelling and waving a flag and then wonder why everyone is shooting at you".

That one made sense LOL
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Mar 16, 2010
 
Someone must call the sheriff when something BIG is going on so he can be around so he can talk to the news media so it looks like he is doing his job.I have to be on my job every day or I would not have a job.
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Mar 16, 2010
 
I agree. Call the sheriff when something big happens because after all, HE IS THE SHERIFF. Your comment here is about as senseless as the other one under a different username on the Joe Purser topic. A sheriff has deputies ranging from a jailor to a chief deputy. When was the last time you heard of the Hamilton County sheriff arresting anyone????? I think Neal has done a great job in comparison to what we had before (a Sneed) and what we have to pick from (the same Sneed in reality). Maybe I might change my name to "Voter", who knows.
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Mar 16, 2010
 
VOTE Rocky & GO for NEWBLOOD ELECTION this year
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Mar 17, 2010
 
If it wasnt for the Sneeds Roy you would have a boring life. Get your head out of Neals ass and look in to what he is doing. I would rather have a Sneed who will show up for work than a Neal never showing up and getting that fat salary. Everyone wants to talk about Sneeds money blaah blaah blaah. Lets not forget the Bill Vaughn Neal family connection. Look up the property assessors on the web and see how much the current sheriff has. Over millions of dollars of property. Must be nice to draw a check to go fishing and whoring around.

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Mar 17, 2010
 
VOTE Rocky & GO for NEWBLOOD ELECTION this year
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Mar 17, 2010
 
"Must be nice to draw a check to go fishing and whoring around" ask the chief and his investigator I bet they know how that feels, oh them good old days at Cotton Eyed Joes.

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Mar 17, 2010
 
yep
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Mar 17, 2010
 
Rocky cannot win. Unless he has tons of write in supporters. I believe he missed the deadline didn't he?

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Mar 17, 2010
 
I not sure ... neal and sneed need to go there is too much pr conflict for both men to be in the office

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