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no, I work for social services. if anyone comes to our office homeless we will have them placed in hud or low income housing in 24 hours, unless thet are high on drugs or wanted by the law. 44 churches in the area are signed up to provide tempory housing and food. Like I said you don't know what you are talking about. There are people that refuse help and make it just fine. This is America and anyone can make it if they put their mind and effort toward it. Hitler and Stalen took all the money from the rich for the good of the people, we know how that turned out.
you must be one of grindstaff's boys..... NO, you are the CRAZY one.... you sure don't work for social services either. because I know of a lady with 2 children that was homeless starting in January and she still has not got into low income housing. so you are as full of $--- as a christmas turkey
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Aug 19, 2009
 
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OMG he has money, he's the only car dealership to HAVE MONEY.... Bill Gatton doesn't have money? The Sherwoods don't have money..
Oh i got it he got his money from selling drugs!! That's it, not is land investments or his car lots it's all drugs.. and probably Chirs Mathes and John Henson has helped him all the way... with a black helicopter!!
You and several others represent Carter County so well.... and people wonder what the hell is wrong with this county... too funny
thats funny!
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you must be one of grindstaff's boys..... NO, you are the CRAZY one.... you sure don't work for social services either. because I know of a lady with 2 children that was homeless starting in January and she still has not got into low income housing. so you are as full of $--- as a christmas turkey
What bridge is she living under and why have you not gone to help her? liar.
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laptop wrote:
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you must be one of grindstaff's boys..... NO, you are the CRAZY one.... you sure don't work for social services either. because I know of a lady with 2 children that was homeless starting in January and she still has not got into low income housing. so you are as full of $--- as a christmas turkey
Damn, what kind of christmas turkey are you eating, are you not bright enough to take the insides out there grocery store clerk?... hahahahahahahaha
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Damn, what kind of christmas turkey are you eating, are you not bright enough to take the insides out there grocery store clerk?... hahahahahahahaha
Did this post make sense to anyone?
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<quoted text>Did this post make sense to anyone?
Not to me! He must have hit the wrong button.
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ADTB wrote:
<quoted text>What bridge is she living under and why have you not gone to help her? liar.
I did help her, she and the kids are with us in our home, No, I am not a liar. So I know all about the section 8 and low income housing because she is on a waiting list and they do not have any emergency housing either. So I am a concerned citizen. In jan she was homeless with 2 kids so we have been all down the rd with social services and the housing and there are months of waiting. what social service do you work for so we can be there monday morning and get her into a house with-in 24 hrs???????
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I did help her, she and the kids are with us in our home, No, I am not a liar. So I know all about the section 8 and low income housing because she is on a waiting list and they do not have any emergency housing either. So I am a concerned citizen. In jan she was homeless with 2 kids so we have been all down the rd with social services and the housing and there are months of waiting. what social service do you work for so we can be there monday morning and get her into a house with-in 24 hrs???????
Laptop, hope you get an answer, but let's not hold our breath.
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<quoted text>Laptop, hope you get an answer, but let's not hold our breath.
thank you very kindly for your comment. like I said we have been going down that housing rd for 8 months now and she called today to find out where her name is at on the list and it is #104 so we may be looking at another yr or maybe longer. so I would really like to know where his office is and I sure am not gonna hold my breath on his 24 hr answer.
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thank you very kindly for your comment. like I said we have been going down that housing rd for 8 months now and she called today to find out where her name is at on the list and it is #104 so we may be looking at another yr or maybe longer. so I would really like to know where his office is and I sure am not gonna hold my breath on his 24 hr answer.
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Damn, what kind of christmas turkey are you eating, are you not bright enough to take the insides out there grocery store clerk?... hahahahahahahaha
you are a fool
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Aug 19, 2009
 
Grindstaff stops selling Chevys, wants to be ‘biggest Ford dealer in the East'
By John Thompson
Elizabethton Bureau Chief
jthompson@johnsoncitypress.com
JOHNSON CITY PRESS NEWSPAPER
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ELIZABETHTON — Automobile dealer Steve Grindstaff will no longer be selling Chevrolet vehicles.
“I want to make this clear, I terminated Chevrolet, Chevrolet did not terminate me,” Grindstaff said in a short telephone interview on Wednesday.

Grindstaff would not go into detail on the split except to say “without vehicles you can’t stay in business.”

Grindstaff retains his Ford and Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealerships in Elizabethton and his Kia dealership in Johnson City.

Although Grindstaff was a Chevrolet dealer for the first 22 years of his career, he said he is now committed to Ford. When asked if there was any pain in leaving Chevrolet after such a long time, Grindstaff said “The pain is gone, everyone here is happy to be with Ford.”

“I want to be the biggest Ford dealer in the East,” Grindstaff said.

Grindstaff started by acquiring the former Bunton Chevrolet and building his business into one of the largest in the Tri-Cities. His business became even larger when he bought out Sherwood Chevrolet in Johnson City and expanded the north Johnson City business, which he renamed Greystoke Chevrolet. He eventually sold that dealership, which is now known as Champion Chevrolet.

While he was expanding into new territory, Grindstaff also was expanding into new dealerships, first acquiring a Chrysler dealership and then acquiring the Carter County Motors’ Ford dealership. Grindstaff was proud to be one of the few automotive groups in the nation to offer all three brands of American cars in one location.

The separation is already on the Internet. The Chevrolet dealer locator at www.chevydealer.com no longer includes Grindstaff and indicates the nearest dealer to Carter County as being Champion. When the locator is changed to dealers within 10 miles of the Elizabethton ZIP code, the locator indicates there are no Chevrolet dealerships within 10 miles of Elizabethton.

The Internet page for Grindstaff has also made the change. When a link for Grindstaff Chevrolet is clicked, it brings the browser to a Grindstaff Ford site.

Elizabethton Mayor Curt Alexander said he was saddened by the news that “we will no longer have a Chevrolet dealership in our city, but I know Mr. Grindstaff is a very shrewd and capable businessman and I hope he will make Ford as big in Carter County as he made Chevrolet.”

“We appreciate Steve Grindstaff for all he has done for Elizabethton and Carter County,” Alexander said.“He is a tremendous asset to our community.”


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Thanks laptop! I don't like Grindstaff but people shouldn't make stuff up about his business!
gypsy road

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ADTB, I'm assuming that you must work with Human Services in another county. Because I have personally escorted my niece who is still homeless to the DHS in Elizabethton, and she certainly did not receive any type of info on a list of 44 churches in the area who are signed up with them to put homeless people in temporary housing, nor were they able to get her housing within 24 hours! The only thing that I remember them suggesting was the local women's shelter in order to get in a bit faster at one of the government run apartments.
Nonetheless, it's so hard to imagine that there are over 1200 people in the tri-cities alone who are homeless because they choose to be! All I know is back about ten years ago My family and I were homeless for over a month during the worst part of winter NOT because we made the choice to and NOT because we were on drugs or running from the law, but because my husband's company went bankrupt and our home was repossessed only after six weeks of missed payments. We were able to sleep on the living room floor of a cousin who lived out of town for about a week and a half. Then we had to split up and my husband stayed at the salvation army in JC and we stayed at a local shelter for about four of those days. But the rest of the time we had everything we owned in the back of a pickup truck covered with a tarp and slept in the truck, snow and all! But that type of expedited assistance was in no way shape or form available back at that time. One church in Sullivan Co provided funds for us to stay in a motel for two nights.
Anyway, since you work with human services {well that's what I remember it called, not social services}, I wonder if you could help point me in the right direction to help my niece? And can she make an appointment with you to speak with you directly? She is an honor student who just graduated high school last year, works as a nursing assistant but has been homeless since her father passed away last year. She has me and her grandmother. But we have found out that there have also been several times that she has slept in her car, alone! I just don't understand how come Lynnwood apartments or those others up on Arney Street still have her on a waiting list after all this time? I know for a fact that she does not take drugs or even drink and she certainly isn't wanted by the law! The only thing that I could find out about a month ago when I called the office at Lynnwood was that she was up to #3 on the waiting list from #5. They even told her that it would help if she could get a statement from relatives stating that she was not able to stay with us due to overcrowding, which of course we did. But apparently that wasn't all that much help either. So since you seem to have all stats and pull for truly homeless people in the our community, I would be most grateful if you could help to hook me up with some names of some of those 44 churches who can help her to get shelter or how she would go about getting this speeded up assistance for housing that you're talking about? Because she sure isn't getting that type of priority at this local DHS. She gets a few food stamps, but for some reason DHS seems to be quiet limited on helping her to get in to permanent housing. Because of her sleeping in her car, she has been able to stay at one of the women's shelters. And the way I understood it, because she can verify that she has stayed there, that is what helped her to get moved up on the waiting list, but certainly not anything within 24 hours! And I don't believe that DHS has given her anything close to the names of any local churches who would provide her with temporary housing. So if you could provide us/her with that information it would be like a Godsend!

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gypsy road have you tried ( ARCH) Appalachian Regional Coalitian on Homelessness maybe they can help they are a network of orginzations .There number is listed under businesses in the phone book.
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gypsy rosd why don't you or granny take her in? she is working?,don't do drugs,drink I would think you would be more than happy to see her sleeping in a warm safe LOVING? place than in a car all alone in all kind of weather,taking a chance of havig something bad happen to her.
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Thanks laptop,
Good luck to Grindstaff Ford, hate to lose Chevy but Ford didn't need any bailout money
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we are on that same housing road with a lady and her 2 small children. I know what you are talking about, I am waiting on an answer also, to what office that he works out of, so we can be there monday morning and get her into a home with-in 24 hrs. but we better not hold our breath for a answer. he says that people are homeless because they want to be, but we sure know better. he does not work for social services of any kind. but good luck to your neice and God Bless you and her. because I can relate to the problems
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boss1 wrote:
<quoted text>you are a fool
And you are some moron that uses the grindstaff nickname, or are you him??? What, the little wifey dont want nothing to do with you anymore, is that why you are on here??? Trying to pick up chicks? Yeah you have it going on, not...
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gypsy road wrote:
ADTB, I'm assuming that you must work with Human Services in another county. Because I have personally escorted my niece who is still homeless to the DHS in Elizabethton, and she certainly did not receive any type of info on a list of 44 churches in the area who are signed up with them to put homeless people in temporary housing, nor were they able to get her housing within 24 hours! The only thing that I remember them suggesting was the local women's shelter in order to get in a bit faster at one of the government run apartments.
Nonetheless, it's so hard to imagine that there are over 1200 people in the tri-cities alone who are homeless because they choose to be! All I know is back about ten years ago My family and I were homeless for over a month during the worst part of winter NOT because we made the choice to and NOT because we were on drugs or running from the law, but because my husband's company went bankrupt and our home was repossessed only after six weeks of missed payments. We were able to sleep on the living room floor of a cousin who lived out of town for about a week and a half. Then we had to split up and my husband stayed at the salvation army in JC and we stayed at a local shelter for about four of those days. But the rest of the time we had everything we owned in the back of a pickup truck covered with a tarp and slept in the truck, snow and all! But that type of expedited assistance was in no way shape or form available back at that time. One church in Sullivan Co provided funds for us to stay in a motel for two nights.
Anyway, since you work with human services {well that's what I remember it called, not social services}, I wonder if you could help point me in the right direction to help my niece? And can she make an appointment with you to speak with you directly? She is an honor student who just graduated high school last year, works as a nursing assistant but has been homeless since her father passed away last year. She has me and her grandmother. But we have found out that there have also been several times that she has slept in her car, alone! I just don't understand how come Lynnwood apartments or those others up on Arney Street still have her on a waiting list after all this time? I know for a fact that she does not take drugs or even drink and she certainly isn't wanted by the law! The only thing that I could find out about a month ago when I called the office at Lynnwood was that she was up to #3 on the waiting list from #5. They even told her that it would help if she could get a statement from relatives stating that she was not able to stay with us due to overcrowding, which of course we did. But apparently that wasn't all that much help either. So since you seem to have all stats and pull for truly homeless people in the our community, I would be most grateful if you could help to hook me up with some names of some of those 44 churches who can help her to get shelter or how she would go about getting this speeded up assistance for housing that you're talking about? Because she sure isn't getting that type of priority at this local DHS. She gets a few food stamps, but for some reason DHS seems to be quiet limited on helping her to get in to permanent housing. Because of her sleeping in her car, she has been able to stay at one of the women's shelters. And the way I understood it, because she can verify that she has stayed there, that is what helped her to get moved up on the waiting list, but certainly not anything within 24 hours! And I don't believe that DHS has given her anything close to the names of any local churches who would provide her with temporary housing. So if you could provide us/her with that information it would be like a Godsend!
You are in my prayers 'gypsy road'...

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