Gate City Sports Complex
Carolina Red

Clarksville, TN

#41 Aug 1, 2012
Sally wrote:
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Successful school fund raising might be sleeping with the fishes in the Holston or Clinch. Fund raising is dead. Who is going to hand over their hard earned money in this economy to boards who make such bone headed decisions. Here, school board, take my money and build another bridge to nowhere, county sports complex, or take you a good trip to Richmond to shop.
On second thought, I think I will write them a check right now, maybe they will take me to Richmond with them this Christmas to shop.
I was told face to face from JF that there is no need to do a fundraiser. He said "We have the money". You are right the people have been squeezed to death by all the fundraising that goes on year round.

Since: Jul 12

Gate City, VA

#42 Aug 1, 2012
While the SBO was wasting our hard earned tax dollars I know of at least one teacher who spent last summer making text books for her students. Why couldn't some of that money have been used to buy text books so at least all teachers could have had summer bread like everyone else?
I do believe it might be because several of the students in Scott County are smarter than the school board!
.......just saying
About Time

Johnson City, TN

#43 Aug 1, 2012
Sally wrote:
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Does anybody realize how much money the new board has sunk into the county sports complex? That would be an eye opener. When does it stop? We're sitting in the same ole "Chair".
How Much?
Good Deal

Johnson City, TN

#44 Aug 1, 2012
I believe that the best thing to do with this mess would be to build a track that would allow Lawn Mowers to race every Saturday Night. They could charge a fee to enter the race. Anyone who has recieved a free lawn mower from the county could enter free of charge. They could build the bleachers from the old ones that were removed from the Gate City High School gym several years ago. I understand they are stored under the gym in the Middle School. They could name this track the Scott Campbell Race Track.
Well

Johnson City, TN

#45 Aug 1, 2012
It is great to have graduated, be prepared for your kids to have a chitty experience in terms of actual education, (old books, questionable teachers) Although I will say the teachers in the high school are leagues ahead of the ones in the middle school. This complex is a giant waste of money and it won't be getting better anytime soon.
odie8102

Gate City, VA

#46 Aug 1, 2012
Just wondering. Is there really a "bridge to nowhere" in Nickelsville? If so, where is it?
This is the first I have heard about that but I am usually behind on what goes on in Scott County.
Thanks.
D and J

Johnson City, TN

#47 Aug 6, 2012
Boat race time trials are at 4:oo pm at the new county sports complex. You will need to carry your boat to the event because of the road conditions. No food will be served.
BridgetoNoWhere

Gate City, VA

#48 Aug 7, 2012
odie8102 wrote:
Just wondering. Is there really a "bridge to nowhere" in Nickelsville? If so, where is it?
This is the first I have heard about that but I am usually behind on what goes on in Scott County.
Thanks.
The bridge goes across 71 form NES to the park......Really nice enclosed bridge for foot travel(well the rescue squard/fire department take their ATV's across it during Nickelsville Days).
WASTE

Gate City, VA

#49 Aug 15, 2012
I heard over a mil, talk about waste.
Country Club

Johnson City, TN

#50 Aug 15, 2012
What happens to this piece of land now? Is it going to be completed or just sit and fall to the ground? What are the plans of the current board?
Abe Lincoln

Gate City, VA

#51 Aug 15, 2012
The only money being spent right now on the sports complex Is from donations. When that money is gone the completion will come to a halt unless more money Is donated. Without a safe access it will not be opened. The "kids" safety is of most importance.
dumb and dumber

Gate City, VA

#52 Aug 16, 2012
Then the dummies who approved over a million dollars to build it should have thought about the safety of the kids before they spent that much money and now it sits there unused and money wasted. Too little too late now.
sourj

Gate City, VA

#53 Dec 29, 2012
dumb and dumber wrote:
Then the dummies who approved over a million dollars to build it should have thought about the safety of the kids before they spent that much money and now it sits there unused and money wasted. Too little too late now.
What is the latest development on this case of wasteful spending.
Knows alot

Gate City, VA

#54 Dec 30, 2012
Bring back Jim Scott.
From the past

Jonesborough, TN

#55 Jan 7, 2013
Knows alot wrote:
Bring back Jim Scott.
How about bring you back?
concerned

Charlotte, NC

#56 Jan 14, 2013
Actually it wasn't Reagon it was Nixon when he went to China and started a trade agreement with them. By the time Reagon got there jobs were leaving by the 100's each month. All of our tobacco allotments went over there as well.
wanting to know

Charlotte, NC

#57 Jan 14, 2013
Does anybody know exactly to the penny how much was wasted....stories are that it was over 6 mil. The board acknowledges 2.8 mil.but if it was actually 6 what happened to the rest? No one doesnt even seem to be concerned enough to look into it.
From the past

Jonesborough, TN

#58 Jan 14, 2013
They are going to have a boat race at the Complex this week end. All the money that will be made will be used to complete the project. The fee to enter will be $100 per boat. Prizes will be awarded in three different divisons. You can enter on the day of the race.
scss

Gate City, VA

#59 Jan 15, 2013
Is it under water yet. Lol. What really is going to happen to the place. Have the kids got to use the site at all?
From the past

Jonesborough, TN

#60 Jan 15, 2013
scss wrote:
Is it under water yet. Lol. What really is going to happen to the place. Have the kids got to use the site at all?
No.

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