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Limestone, TN

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#125
Dec 6, 2012
 
so who do we suggest to the county commission if he is convicted of a felony in May and has to step down?
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Charlotte, NC

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#126
Dec 6, 2012
 
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so who do we suggest to the county commission if he is convicted of a felony in May and has to step down?
Well, if the trial is in May, how long will someone be appointed for before the next election?
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Forest City, NC

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#127
Dec 6, 2012
 
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I've got all the (circumstantial) facts I need. Three times he had the opportunity to prove his innocence, but he just kept kicking the can down the road. Watch him on youtube in his interview in Nashville the night after the alledged incident. "She put a gun to my head and threatened to put a bullet in my brain, I grabbed my baby and went to a neighbor's house". Where is the gun. Why no mention of gun in police report. Why wasn't Crystal arrested for assault or threatening another with intent to kill or something. Why does she still have the baby if she is so 'crazy' as everyone claims. You would think Child Protective Services would have stepped in at some point along the way. Now then, why did Grand Jury drop the misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and find reason for the much more serious Reckless Endangerment charge, which is a Class D Felony. Innocent as he has said all along? Why not prove that innocence months ago and not having all this hanging over your head David. And now, because or your arrogance and thick-headedness you have to drag the entire county through your sad little soap opera? How does this help you? More importantly, how does this help the entire county - which needs strong leadership now more than ever? How effective are you really going to be in Nashville as the representative of the people with all this hanging over your head - indicted for a felony. Where are all your buddies now? Still standing by your side are they? Step down David. You are an embarressment to us all, whether your supporters will admit that or not. You have given the entire county a black eye.
He did not say that she put a gun to his head he said that she had a gun and that she said she was going to put a bullet in his head... I know that's what he said but if it actually happened.. I don't know
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Belmont, NC

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#128
Dec 6, 2012
 
DH rode inside a vehicle in the parade. Other legislators walked and shook hands. How many votes did he get? 3000 or so? There was prob more than 3000 along the parade route.
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Charlotte, NC

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#129
Dec 6, 2012
 
Mezz wrote:
<quoted text>He did not say that she put a gun to his head he said that she had a gun and that she said she was going to put a bullet in his head... I know that's what he said but if it actually happened.. I don't know
Well, did he have bullet holes?
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Antioch, TN

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#130
Dec 6, 2012
 
old timer wrote:
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Well, if the trial is in May, how long will someone be appointed for before the next election?
if he is convicted in May, then the county commission will have to appoint a replacement. The next election will be in Nov. of '14 as they are on two year cycles. David is at the beginning of his 6th term, or 11th year, in office. So the appointed one would serve about 1 1/2 years. Who do we suggest? that is my concern at this point.
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Johnson City, TN

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#131
Dec 6, 2012
 
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if he is convicted in May, then the county commission will have to appoint a replacement. The next election will be in Nov. of '14 as they are on two year cycles. David is at the beginning of his 6th term, or 11th year, in office. So the appointed one would serve about 1 1/2 years. Who do we suggest? that is my concern at this point.
Heard they were going to choose Buddy.
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Charlotte, NC

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#132
Dec 7, 2012
 
back to top wrote:
<quoted text>if he is convicted in May, then the county commission will have to appoint a replacement. The next election will be in Nov. of '14 as they are on two year cycles. David is at the beginning of his 6th term, or 11th year, in office. So the appointed one would serve about 1 1/2 years. Who do we suggest? that is my concern at this point.
Interesting. Wouldn't they have to run in the next election, for a special election? So he may not be in for a year and half.

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Asheville, NC

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#133
Dec 7, 2012
 
Is it really the commissioner's responsibility to appoint a replacement for David in the unlikely event he's convicted of a felony? I'm asking because I don't know how that would work. I do know that sometimes when an elected official dies, then his spouse serves out his term. It's highly unlikely David will be convicted of a felony. The worst plausible scenario for David would be a plea bargain to a lessor offense. His wife is the only true known witness and because of her highly publicized trouble in federal court, her testimony in court would lack credibility. The deputies can only testify to what they observed after the fact. Despite the evidence of bruising it will be his word against hers and that's if the case went to trial. I've spent a lot of time around the judicial system and I don't expect this case to be disposed at trial. However it's still going to be interesting to follow.
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Kings Mountain, NC

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#134
Dec 7, 2012
 
GreeneNative wrote:
Is it really the commissioner's responsibility to appoint a replacement for David in the unlikely event he's convicted of a felony? I'm asking because I don't know how that would work. I do know that sometimes when an elected official dies, then his spouse serves out his term. It's highly unlikely David will be convicted of a felony. The worst plausible scenario for David would be a plea bargain to a lessor offense. His wife is the only true known witness and because of her highly publicized trouble in federal court, her testimony in court would lack credibility. The deputies can only testify to what they observed after the fact. Despite the evidence of bruising it will be his word against hers and that's if the case went to trial. I've spent a lot of time around the judicial system and I don't expect this case to be disposed at trial. However it's still going to be interesting to follow.
Well, he should have taken care of this in sessions court and it would have already been forgotten. Now with a felony, it is worrisome. Especially since we do not know what evidence they have. I have heard that there is more out there, which wouldn't be surprising. Obviously the grand jury saw something that made them raise the stakes. I wonder what it was. I also heard about the way Buddy acted at Hawks preliminary hearing, when he was screaming and yelling at Crystal's 65 year old mother. Courthouse security should have a nice video of that as well. There is more that we need to know. There is more than the Greeneville Sun is printing.
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Fayetteville, NC

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#135
Dec 8, 2012
 
Has anyone heard who the judge will be?
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Henderson, NC

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#136
Dec 8, 2012
 
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so who do we suggest to the county commission if he is convicted of a felony in May and has to step down?
Not the way it works, thru the county commission. Remember, Hawk also represents Unicoi County. Brett Purgason, Chairman Greene County Republican Party 2013, Retired Circuit Court Clerk Gail Davis Jeffers, Vice Chairman. Check with them on the what ifs.
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Fayetteville, NC

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#137
Dec 8, 2012
 
I guarantee that the people in the county/city govt DON'T want to hear what Gail has to say.
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Fayetteville, NC

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#138
Dec 8, 2012
 
Knot wrote:
<quoted text>Not the way it works, thru the county commission. Remember, Hawk also represents Unicoi County. Brett Purgason, Chairman Greene County Republican Party 2013, Retired Circuit Court Clerk Gail Davis Jeffers, Vice Chairman. Check with them on the what ifs.
No, he no longer represents unicoi.
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Limestone, TN

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#139
Dec 8, 2012
 
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No, he no longer represents unicoi.
You are correct. The census of 2010 altered populations enough plus the Republican majority in Nashville saw fit to rearrange the districts. The 5th seat that Hawk won in Nov. is about 90% of Greene County only. No other part of any county is in that district now. The western most voting preceints remained with Cocke County. So whatever occurs, it will be Greene County folks to decide or bear the burden or whatever else comes out of this fiasco.
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Jonesborough, TN

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#140
Dec 8, 2012
 
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Wake me when the trial begins, not before.
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Henderson, NC

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#141
Dec 8, 2012
 
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No, he no longer represents unicoi.
Thanks for the correction.

here's his web page
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/h5.ht...

here's a map of the 5th district
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/districtmaps/Housed...
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Henderson, NC

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#142
Dec 8, 2012
 
sick of it wrote:
I guarantee that the people in the county/city govt DON'T want to hear what Gail has to say.
You guarantee this because?
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Henderson, NC

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#143
Dec 8, 2012
 
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so who do we suggest to the county commission if he is convicted of a felony in May and has to step down?
The Greene County Commission will NOT decide how to fill Hawk's seat IF he is convicted and steps down.

"In 2011, three special elections were held for the Tennessee General Assembly. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Tennessee State Senate, Districts 6 and 18, and the Tennessee House of Representatives, District 98.

How vacancies are filled
In Tennessee, there are two ways a vacancy can be filled in the General Assembly. When twelve months or more remain in a unfilled term, a special election must be held within the allowable time frame set by law. If less than twelve months remain in a term, members of the legislative house in which the vacancy occurred must vote on a replacement[1]."
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Johnson City, TN

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#144
Dec 8, 2012
 
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I have been in trouble before, when I was 19. The one thing I always remember my attorney told me, was never trust your future to a grand jury. You never know what 12 people will charge you with, especially when you could settle it in Sessions Court as a misdemeanor. I havnt been in trouble again, but that stuck. Amazing!
Hello to this person from lenoir NC. I sure hope you see this post and write back. I used to live there. Loved it. Wanted to catchup on stuff. My email is fishbull2003@yahoo.com merry Christmas

I worked at Grand Manor on Greysburg drive....it's another American ghost town thanks to the US CHAMBER OF TREASON that shipped the entire industry to china. So I went to work at VF PLAYWEAR and the US CHAMBER OF TREASON shipped that industry to Mexico..

Goddman republicans. First they ship everything overseas and then they wanna bitch if you get unemployment. F 'EM.

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