People in Fort Payne Speak out on Casino

People in Fort Payne Speak out on Casino

There are 16 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Jan 18, 2006, titled People in Fort Payne Speak out on Casino. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

NewsChannel 19's Barry Hiett Reports: It appears Fort Payne could be the home of a casino in the near future.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WHNT News 19.

Jim Jones

Fort Payne, AL

#1 Jul 25, 2010
They said," our children will benefit for the passage of alcohol"... Well ! if it is so good. Why are they still hollowering, "We need more money, our schools are in bad shape" our children, our children, our children. If you want to teach something to our children ... Teach em how to talk, walk, and dress like young men and women. Teach them respect ...8 out 10 young people don't respect themselfs, must less a groen up. Fort Payne has a zero tolerance for drugs here ... to bad for the stuipity ... ALCOHOL ... is a DRUG ! The people of Fort Payne, Alabama will pay for the passage of alcohol here.
chutzpah

Huntsville, AL

#2 Jul 25, 2010
It seems like wherever you go, out in the country, a small town, a big city, there are drugs alcohol and crime.I live in Huntsville and theres drugs, prostitution all over but no lottery or gambling and no money for schools. No books, No paper no teachers etc. Since the crime is already here please bring the lottery if it will give our children a good education
Love_USA

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jul 26, 2010
chutzpah wrote:
It seems like wherever you go, out in the country, a small town, a big city, there are drugs alcohol and crime.I live in Huntsville and theres drugs, prostitution all over but no lottery or gambling and no money for schools. No books, No paper no teachers etc. Since the crime is already here please bring the lottery if it will give our children a good education
I agree, this is important issue for our state and city and school and all other thing. We know if we do not have, people will travel and go other places, so why not have it in Fort Payne.
Support This Idea

Albertville, AL

#4 Jul 26, 2010
Get the Barron out the way and on with the Casino. Barron just wants to make a big show of returning TVA money to the people.
Steel Woman

United States

#5 Jul 26, 2010
I'm all for a state lottery and this should have happened years ago when these dumb state officals saw what was happening to this state's schools, I'm sure their kids have books, paper, etc. and are probably in excellent schools or maybe private schools.
Wonder Why

Henagar, AL

#6 Jul 29, 2010
Bring on the Bingo, slots and some cards lol. Ider lets folks rip-roar up and down the roads. I'd feel safer in the casino than with these idiots drag racing.
good person

Wildwood, GA

#7 Jul 30, 2010
they are going to do what they want to, no matter what we say anyway.
NavyBad

Pisgah, AL

#8 Jul 30, 2010
We travel to Mississippi, North Carlina and Vegas to the casino and spend money so why not gamble in our on county where we know our own children will benifit. We travel 8 miles to the Ga line to play lotto. Its time our own Children benefit!!!!
Anonymous

Coudersport, PA

#9 Aug 1, 2010
As a governed society we have allowed our government to pass laws for the school system not to teach our children manners but only for knowledge, this is for the family to do. We as citizens have stood by allowing our government to pass bills that would harm us rather than help us.(Thanks Free Trade) I say let the people vote for the Lotto and Gambling in Alabama. And to your comment on Alcohol money for our school system, just think what it would be like if we did NOT have that extra money since our state is broke. We have managed our extra money and have NOT had to go borrow unlike many communities in Alabama
Praying

Henagar, AL

#10 Aug 2, 2010
I'm in Jackson county and all we here also is how broke the school systems are and it's been that way for years now but it's amazing how when a school wants a new COACH they can some how come up with money to pay a new teacher and I'm sure a bonus. My kids are in elementary and they love to play sports and I love to watch them but academics should come first!! I agree with you that they should teach manners and respect because alot of kids are failing in that department the state just wants to push more work on the kids that will never be used in life instead of teaching life skills. Alabama needs to stop letting teachers go and vote in lottery/casinos. Jackson County and surrounding areas needs to stop worrying about coaches and worry about GREAT TEACHERS that helps great kids become great adults.
Jobless

Henagar, AL

#11 Aug 3, 2010
I say bring on the casinos!! All the sock mills are shutting down and it is hard to find a job. Along with casinos bringing money in for our children, it will bring employment for those of us whom desperately need it.

Since: Jul 10

Pisgah, AL

#12 Aug 3, 2010
The big dogs arent worried! They have plenty of money!!! Its the middle man that suffers. I guess they dont want our children to be as smart as other kids in other states! BRING IN THE JOBS, MONEY TO OUR STATE AND BETTER EDUCATION FOR OUR KIDS!!!! If you dont believe in gambling it simple ...DONT GAMBLE! But when your children benefit you'l be happy our state finally has the extra income for our schools!
Barbara Ann

Henagar, AL

#13 Aug 3, 2010
Jim Jones wrote:
They said," our children will benefit for the passage of alcohol"... Well ! if it is so good. Why are they still hollowering, "We need more money, our schools are in bad shape" our children, our children, our children. If you want to teach something to our children ... Teach em how to talk, walk, and dress like young men and women. Teach them respect ...8 out 10 young people don't respect themselfs, must less a groen up. Fort Payne has a zero tolerance for drugs here ... to bad for the stuipity ... ALCOHOL ... is a DRUG ! The people of Fort Payne, Alabama will pay for the passage of alcohol here.

We will pay for the drugs with the "CASINO MONEY" They have the intersection open now, I like to play the RED, WHITE & BLUE.
Truthful there is gambling in DeKalb Co. Today. Harris can't and will not stop drinking, drugs, or any thing that going on here.
Deborah

Pisgah, AL

#14 Aug 3, 2010
Oh, Come on! The people and children benefit from the cigarettes and alcohol taxes ... why not gambling?? If its on Indian land the people has NO say! I rememeber when I lived in Philadelphia, Mississpi and they started a casino there. The people thought the same stupid things but the schools there are way better off now than there ever have been!
Chris Busby

Rainsville, AL

#15 Oct 12, 2011
Jim Jones!!!!!! Don't ever speak again. People like you are the ones that have our money going to other state and county schools. So bravo on helping them and not our on. People in this county still drink beer and if it wasn't for old farts like you we could have nice schools for our kids.
Love_ider

Marietta, GA

#16 Oct 19, 2011
You are 100% right...let have party for better life style...Schhls and all others.
Chris Busby wrote:
Jim Jones!!!!!! Don't ever speak again. People like you are the ones that have our money going to other state and county schools. So bravo on helping them and not our on. People in this county still drink beer and if it wasn't for old farts like you we could have nice schools for our kids.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Fort Payne Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
money payed to jcs is nothing but a rip off (Nov '10) Wed Golem 47
Unconcerned Doctors Aug 27 gdavis611 1
new girl in town Aug 27 Rolldamntide 2
John Hunter (Feb '13) Aug 3 Crackheadd 7
News Southbound lanes of Interstate 59 closed by ove... Jul '15 Larry 1
News Jackson County jury hears testimony in Braxton ... (Oct '09) Jul '15 Friend 14
News Fans show up in droves to Alabama concert (Jun '14) Jul '15 The fans 5
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Fort Payne Mortgages