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#1 Jan 13, 2012
I just found out that Foodland closed their doors. Apparently customers were complaining about the police. Getting tickets everytime somebody come out to shop. Forced all the business away. I also heard that CVS and Dollar General were just about to follow. CVS was about to leave a few months back, but delayed closing. Now they are rethinking a closing date. This was told to me by the pharmacy. I can see the town totally going under now and being unincorporated. There will be no need for a police dept with only a couple business still open. Thanks Gauley Bridge Police!!!!
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Belle, WV

#2 Jan 13, 2012
Miss Daisy Duke wrote:
I just found out that Foodland closed their doors. Apparently customers were complaining about the police. Getting tickets everytime somebody come out to shop. Forced all the business away. I also heard that CVS and Dollar General were just about to follow. CVS was about to leave a few months back, but delayed closing. Now they are rethinking a closing date. This was told to me by the pharmacy. I can see the town totally going under now and being unincorporated. There will be no need for a police dept with only a couple business still open. Thanks Gauley Bridge Police!!!!
The town of Gauley Bridge will become a ghost town. What a shame! It was once a beautiful place to live but no longer can I say that. But the people that voted for all the mayors (present and past) that cannot stand up for all the wrong in the community are the ones to blame for the condition of the town. Before too long there will be no businesses left in this town.
Timberman

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#3 Jan 13, 2012
I heard they tried to write a crow flying 26 mph through town a ticket,but he got away by flying across the river behind GO-MART!
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Oak Hill, WV

#4 Jan 15, 2012
Miss Daisy Duke wrote:
I just found out that Foodland closed their doors. Apparently customers were complaining about the police. Getting tickets everytime somebody come out to shop. Forced all the business away. I also heard that CVS and Dollar General were just about to follow. CVS was about to leave a few months back, but delayed closing. Now they are rethinking a closing date. This was told to me by the pharmacy. I can see the town totally going under now and being unincorporated. There will be no need for a police dept with only a couple business still open. Thanks Gauley Bridge Police!!!!
have you been beyond the town of Gauley Bridge in the last year or so, small businesses are closing everywhere, not just in your town, times are tough everywhere, go anywhere, you will see. But really blaming the Police Dept for closing businesses... lmao The day of small town businesses an hometown shops are about over, walmart an shopping "on line" will see to that, not your local Police dept.
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Oak Hill, WV

#5 Jan 15, 2012
Timberman wrote:
I heard they tried to write a crow flying 26 mph through town a ticket,but he got away by flying across the river behind GO-MART!
did you hear the tooth fairy was in town too... is that why your teeth are missing? lmao
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Oak Hill, WV

#6 Jan 15, 2012
Miss Daisy Duke wrote:
I just found out that Foodland closed their doors. Apparently customers were complaining about the police. Getting tickets everytime somebody come out to shop. Forced all the business away. I also heard that CVS and Dollar General were just about to follow. CVS was about to leave a few months back, but delayed closing. Now they are rethinking a closing date. This was told to me by the pharmacy. I can see the town totally going under now and being unincorporated. There will be no need for a police dept with only a couple business still open. Thanks Gauley Bridge Police!!!!
miss daisy duke, oooh you wish don't you, well you can't wear daisy dukes, your ass checks are hanging to your ankles an you have a crack whore face, an my lord that camel toe has got to go !! don't blame your issues with not being noticed on the Police Dept, just pack up your trash an get out of town! eeeew, please!
Ridiculous.

Oak Hill, WV

#7 Jan 15, 2012
Miss Daisy Duke wrote:
I just found out that Foodland closed their doors. Apparently customers were complaining about the police. Getting tickets everytime somebody come out to shop. Forced all the business away. I also heard that CVS and Dollar General were just about to follow. CVS was about to leave a few months back, but delayed closing. Now they are rethinking a closing date. This was told to me by the pharmacy. I can see the town totally going under now and being unincorporated. There will be no need for a police dept with only a couple business still open. Thanks Gauley Bridge Police!!!!
You're blaming the Police Department for doing their job? Did you ever think that maybe people should start obeying the law and stop speeding?!
Police Department

Charleston, WV

#8 Jan 16, 2012
Without the Police Department how would GB make any money to pay there pills without the speeding ticket money?
Police Department

Charleston, WV

#9 Jan 16, 2012
[QUOTE who="Ridiculous. "]<quoted text>
You're blaming the Police Department for doing their job? Did you ever think that maybe people should start obeying the law and stop speeding?![/QUOTE]

police speed all the time
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Oak Hill, WV

#10 Jan 16, 2012
Police Department wrote:
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police speed all the time
you came on as Police Dept, are you a retard or a wanabe. lmao why don't you just sign on as your real name... dumb ass

“Medic Keaton”

Since: Dec 11

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#11 Jan 16, 2012
It does not surprise me that businesses are closing in Gauley Bridge. One it is a small town. So for businesses to be supported they need to have customers. When people do not want to travel through Gauley Bridge because of the reputation the police department has businesses have no choice but to close. I myself do not like to go through there to visit family and will generally go up 61 to Oak Hill to get on the plateau or go across by the prison to get to Dixie.

I know most of the police officers in the upper Kanawha valley and yes the officers in Gauley Bridge do their jobs. But sometimes they take it to extremes. Gauley Bridge has a horrible reputation for being a speed trap. If I recall correctly it is on the national list of places to avoid going through by several agencies. Summersville used to be the same when certain officers worked there.

It is the nature of the beast.
pleaseeeeese

Oak Hill, WV

#12 Jan 17, 2012
MedicKeaton wrote:
It does not surprise me that businesses are closing in Gauley Bridge. One it is a small town. So for businesses to be supported they need to have customers. When people do not want to travel through Gauley Bridge because of the reputation the police department has businesses have no choice but to close. I myself do not like to go through there to visit family and will generally go up 61 to Oak Hill to get on the plateau or go across by the prison to get to Dixie.
I know most of the police officers in the upper Kanawha valley and yes the officers in Gauley Bridge do their jobs. But sometimes they take it to extremes. Gauley Bridge has a horrible reputation for being a speed trap. If I recall correctly it is on the national list of places to avoid going through by several agencies. Summersville used to be the same when certain officers worked there.
It is the nature of the beast.
If you drive through Gauley Bridge and RESPECT the speed limit that has been set to protect lives and prevent accidents then you would not have to worry about tickets, I have been traveling through GB for years, I hae never had any trouble with the Police Dept there. The businesses are not closing because of lack of traffic do to the Police Dept, get a grip here on reality, Big Box stores Walmart and the internet are gobbling up small town businesses, not only in Gauley Bridge but in every small town around America, Please don't be so shallow minded to try an put this off on the Police Dept. There are putting their lives on the line everyday to protect the public, give them credit. the simple fact is, if you obey the law, and respect the speed limits posted in any town in America, or highway or city...etc.. I promise you, you will never get a speeding ticket.

“Medic Keaton”

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#13 Jan 17, 2012
pleaseeeeese wrote:
<quoted text> If you drive through Gauley Bridge and RESPECT the speed limit that has been set to protect lives and prevent accidents then you would not have to worry about tickets, I have been traveling through GB for years, I hae never had any trouble with the Police Dept there. The businesses are not closing because of lack of traffic do to the Police Dept, get a grip here on reality, Big Box stores Walmart and the internet are gobbling up small town businesses, not only in Gauley Bridge but in every small town around America, Please don't be so shallow minded to try an put this off on the Police Dept. There are putting their lives on the line everyday to protect the public, give them credit. the simple fact is, if you obey the law, and respect the speed limits posted in any town in America, or highway or city...etc.. I promise you, you will never get a speeding ticket.
Believe me I always respect the speed limit. Does that make me want to go through the speed trap Shawn and Heath have up there. No it doesn't. I did give them credit if you had read what I wrote. I said they do their jobs. But the reputation that a police department has affects the municipality in which they serve. I have gotten one speeding ticket over 20 years ago. Believe me that solved any speeding issues I ever had. Tudor's closed due to decreased sales as did NAPA. And NAPA owned that store so their cost was minimal as far as overhead (i.e. rent that other stores paid).

Yes the police department has had some affect on the businesses. People do not want to go through there due to the reputation when it is easier to go to Montgomery or Smithers for items. The businesses in Gauley Bridge would be affected by internet sales by only a modest amount. After all, most people do not order food from the internet and a lot of people that use NAPA need items quicker than than the time it can be shipped from online stores. I speak from experience here having dealt with the NAPA in Gauley Bridge for years prior to leaving the area. As far as Foodland, they had several issues only one of which was the police departments reputation. A major one was the fact that their prices were outrageous. It was cheaper to go to Smithers to Krogers or Glasgow to Save-a-lot. And now you have Walmart at Quincy. It does not surprise me they closed.

The fact is the economy is already bad. When you add in the reputation of a police department known for writing more tickets than most other cities in West Virginia it does cause a decrease in traffic (i.e. tourism).

And as far as what the police department pulling over people for just speeding tickets, they do more than just that. They pull people over for a variety of traffic violations.
Amen

Belle, WV

#14 Jan 17, 2012
MedicKeaton wrote:
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Believe me I always respect the speed limit. Does that make me want to go through the speed trap Shawn and Heath have up there. No it doesn't. I did give them credit if you had read what I wrote. I said they do their jobs. But the reputation that a police department has affects the municipality in which they serve. I have gotten one speeding ticket over 20 years ago. Believe me that solved any speeding issues I ever had. Tudor's closed due to decreased sales as did NAPA. And NAPA owned that store so their cost was minimal as far as overhead (i.e. rent that other stores paid).
Yes the police department has had some affect on the businesses. People do not want to go through there due to the reputation when it is easier to go to Montgomery or Smithers for items. The businesses in Gauley Bridge would be affected by internet sales by only a modest amount. After all, most people do not order food from the internet and a lot of people that use NAPA need items quicker than than the time it can be shipped from online stores. I speak from experience here having dealt with the NAPA in Gauley Bridge for years prior to leaving the area. As far as Foodland, they had several issues only one of which was the police departments reputation. A major one was the fact that their prices were outrageous. It was cheaper to go to Smithers to Krogers or Glasgow to Save-a-lot. And now you have Walmart at Quincy. It does not surprise me they closed.
The fact is the economy is already bad. When you add in the reputation of a police department known for writing more tickets than most other cities in West Virginia it does cause a decrease in traffic (i.e. tourism).
And as far as what the police department pulling over people for just speeding tickets, they do more than just that. They pull people over for a variety of traffic violations.
You have a great way with words - all of which I totally agree with. I can't think of too many people out there that would order their weekly food from internet. Some people type way too fast for their brain. It is a shame that the town is slowly closing down - one store after another. Once was shall never be again. May when the town becomes uncorporated and no longer have a police dept the town would re-build. We always have the state police at the town's back door that could, if they would, police the town.

“Medic Keaton”

Since: Dec 11

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#15 Jan 17, 2012
Amen wrote:
<quoted text>You have a great way with words - all of which I totally agree with. I can't think of too many people out there that would order their weekly food from internet. Some people type way too fast for their brain. It is a shame that the town is slowly closing down - one store after another. Once was shall never be again. May when the town becomes uncorporated and no longer have a police dept the town would re-build. We always have the state police at the town's back door that could, if they would, police the town.
Thank you! I agree it is a shame the town is slowly closing down. Gauley Bridge was always a nice little town. But as things progress and the economy continues on this path more and more businesses will close their doors. If CVS and other stores now decide to close then the city will have a harder time due to the decrease in B&O taxes. Pretty soon the only things that will be left open will be the two gas stations, the PSD office and Jarvis Hardware. It is a shame that the area has taking such a hit. If it would come to the point of the city becoming unincorporated the state police would have to step things up and cover the town. But I do not know if it will ever get to that point.
pleaseeeeese

Oak Hill, WV

#16 Jan 17, 2012
Amen wrote:
<quoted text>You have a great way with words - all of which I totally agree with. I can't think of too many people out there that would order their weekly food from internet. Some people type way too fast for their brain. It is a shame that the town is slowly closing down - one store after another. Once was shall never be again. May when the town becomes uncorporated and no longer have a police dept the town would re-build. We always have the state police at the town's back door that could, if they would, police the town.
excuse me if you could read fater than your brain, you would have read the internet, AND walmart, no they don't order food from the internet, but they dso shop WALMART for groceries!!!! get a grip...
Fater than

Belle, WV

#17 Jan 18, 2012
pleaseeeeese wrote:
<quoted text> excuse me if you could read fater than your brain, you would have read the internet, AND walmart, no they don't order food from the internet, but they dso shop WALMART for groceries!!!! get a grip...
Don't understand the "fater than your brain" statement. Could you please explain then maybe we all can get a "grip" as you state it!
Result

Belle, WV

#18 Jan 18, 2012
Fater than wrote:
<quoted text>Don't understand the "fater than your brain" statement. Could you please explain then maybe we all can get a "grip" as you state it!
Fater means different things depending where you live. For instance in one part of the union "fater" is in reference to someone with child - then it becomes "let's fater her up". In another part of the country when playing baseball it becomes "fater up". So the answer to your question would all depend on where you live in order to get the full result of your question! So additional information is needed in order for the writer to respond to your question and then I am not sure it can be truly answered?

“Medic Keaton”

Since: Dec 11

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#19 Jan 18, 2012
Result wrote:
<quoted text>Fater means different things depending where you live. For instance in one part of the union "fater" is in reference to someone with child - then it becomes "let's fater her up". In another part of the country when playing baseball it becomes "fater up". So the answer to your question would all depend on where you live in order to get the full result of your question! So additional information is needed in order for the writer to respond to your question and then I am not sure it can be truly answered?
lol
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Oak Hill, WV

#20 Jan 18, 2012
Result wrote:
<quoted text>Fater means different things depending where you live. For instance in one part of the union "fater" is in reference to someone with child - then it becomes "let's fater her up". In another part of the country when playing baseball it becomes "fater up". So the answer to your question would all depend on where you live in order to get the full result of your question! So additional information is needed in order for the writer to respond to your question and then I am not sure it can be truly answered?
lmbo... fater also means you may have mistyped, like left out a letter... for instance, read this sentence with a mistype, or missing letter...

I was trying so ucking fast I forgot my S..... get it now..

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