How To Revitalize Greeneville
Truth is

Greeneville, TN

#61 May 17, 2013
Fire this Mayor would be the best thing for Greeneville.
Applause

Greeneville, TN

#62 May 17, 2013
Traffic Flow wrote:
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Another idea to promote small business is as follows:
Instead of having a tax-free holiday once a year for school supplies create a tax free "zone" or the entire downtown as being "tax free" all the time. Then you will probably see downtown blow up with business who want to take advantage of this opportunity. Once again, a government decision that will never be made.
And it will never be made because all the political leadership's first loyalty is to increase the size and scope of government. Support the machine first. Cutting government to create a tax free zone is very smart. But the leaders now will decry that we can't survive without this tax money.
vernon walters state

United States

#63 May 17, 2013
Truth is wrote:
Fire this Mayor would be the best thing for Greeneville.
Because?
Wouldn't the new boss be much like the old boss?
And, how will revitalization be measured? By money? Whose money? What are the vital signs that tell us the patient is revitalized?
Benny Hill

Greeneville, TN

#64 May 17, 2013
Applause wrote:
<quoted text>And it will never be made because all the political leadership's first loyalty is to increase the size and scope of government. Support the machine first. Cutting government to create a tax free zone is very smart. But the leaders now will decry that we can't survive without this tax money.
This is a very astute observation. I agree.
concerned citizen

Greeneville, TN

#65 May 17, 2013
Nita Mann wrote:
I'm gonna have some fun & combine several forums to suggest an answer: since many hate Austin Powder, the Town of Greeneville & the Greene County Partnership's Ferguson, why not send him to the plant with some matches & the town will go BOOOOOM! Referring to a long past thread about the topix lawsuit nonsense, I imagine the town might need to be evacuated so it could be achieved by naming posters' identities.....this would result in mass evacuation.:) Ferguson could take other clueless "leaders" with him to ensure the task gets screwed up with unknown results LOL
They definitely need to get rid of Ferguson. That guy is a joke. One of the ladies that works in the partnership office told me he doesn't go to work until after 10:00 in the morning because he has a serious drinking problem and has to control his shaking before he leaves for work. Have you seen him lately? He needs help!
Benny Hill

Greeneville, TN

#66 May 17, 2013
vernon walters state wrote:
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Because?
Wouldn't the new boss be much like the old boss?
And, how will revitalization be measured? By money? Whose money? What are the vital signs that tell us the patient is revitalized?
I haven't noticed any significant changes in Greeneville compared to the previous administration, or the one before that. That lends some credence to my observation that the underlying problems go beyond the borders of our city or county. They can't be addressed entirely on the local level, and that is all that our local politicians can at least partially affect.

my opinion

Summerville, SC

#67 May 17, 2013
don't know how much it's changed but when bellacinos and popcorn video went out of business i don't really see how its gonna get any business plus theirs no ryans last i checked when i googled greeneville,tn it showed this
applause

Seymour, TN

#68 May 17, 2013
Benny Hill wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't noticed any significant changes in Greeneville compared to the previous administration, or the one before that. That lends some credence to my observation that the underlying problems go beyond the borders of our city or county. They can't be addressed entirely on the local level, and that is all that our local politicians can at least partially affect.
that's because every administration that comes to office comes with the same premise. "I ran for this office to help people". It doesn't matter. Democrat or Republican. They all think the same way in that growing the government, giving people more services, enacting more rules and regulations is somehow "helping" and it only serves to strangle and box private enterprise in a little tighter. And the rest of us become unwittingly more dependent on these services and lose the ability and instinct to do for ourselves. That is the problem at every level of government. Local, state, and even Federal. We have never had less government the next year than we have in the current one. If the premise were to truly do something for our citizens, we would enact tax free zones and not grow more government. We need to be more independent, but its got to the point that truly cutting government jobs or departments, or services will get you defeated in the election, so were stuck with the same empty campaign promises that we fall for election after election.
Benny Hill

Greeneville, TN

#69 May 17, 2013
applause wrote:
<quoted text>that's because every administration that comes to office comes with the same premise. "I ran for this office to help people". It doesn't matter. Democrat or Republican. They all think the same way in that growing the government, giving people more services, enacting more rules and regulations is somehow "helping" and it only serves to strangle and box private enterprise in a little tighter. And the rest of us become unwittingly more dependent on these services and lose the ability and instinct to do for ourselves. That is the problem at every level of government. Local, state, and even Federal. We have never had less government the next year than we have in the current one. If the premise were to truly do something for our citizens, we would enact tax free zones and not grow more government. We need to be more independent, but its got to the point that truly cutting government jobs or departments, or services will get you defeated in the election, so were stuck with the same empty campaign promises that we fall for election after election.
Agree. Tennessee sales tax was 3% of sales 50 years ago. They ran the state government on 3%. Now 9.75% barely does it. Inflation should take care of any needed additional revenue.
So the key to happiness

United States

#70 May 17, 2013
in Greeneville is to just be a happy person! Great comment. So all of these problems that people keep talking about should be shrugged off with
1) "There's problems everywhere"; 2) "Get out."

Wow, thanks for the lesson there Deepak Chopra. Or maybe your real name is Dr. Wayne Dyer?

You're right buddy. Why aspire to anything greater? If you can't beat 'em, join em! Anybody wanna go down to the Cove Creek gas-station to buy some Oxycotin with me?

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Since: Jun 12

BUFFALO, NY

#71 May 17, 2013
So the key to happiness wrote:
in Greeneville is to just be a happy person! Great comment. So all of these problems that people keep talking about should be shrugged off with
1) "There's problems everywhere"; 2) "Get out."
Wow, thanks for the lesson there Deepak Chopra. Or maybe your real name is Dr. Wayne Dyer?
You're right buddy. Why aspire to anything greater? If you can't beat 'em, join em! Anybody wanna go down to the Cove Creek gas-station to buy some Oxycotin with me?
Very nice bit of sarcasm--unfortunately it would appear to be largely all true. I'll pass on the invitation, but thank you.
Gville not for everybody

Greeneville, TN

#72 May 17, 2013
So the key to happiness wrote:
in Greeneville is to just be a happy person! Great comment. So all of these problems that people keep talking about should be shrugged off with
1) "There's problems everywhere"; 2) "Get out."
Wow, thanks for the lesson there Deepak Chopra. Or maybe your real name is Dr. Wayne Dyer?
You're right buddy. Why aspire to anything greater? If you can't beat 'em, join em! Anybody wanna go down to the Cove Creek gas-station to buy some Oxycotin with me?
I assume this is pointed towards me because of post #30. Yeah, I would say that you have found the key to happiness in Greeneville or anywhere else. It comes from within. You will only make yourself miserable worrying about things out of your control. I will repeat. If you don't like this town, go somewhere else. There is a big world out there. Greeneville is not for everybody.
suggestion

Greeneville, TN

#73 May 17, 2013
So the key to happiness wrote:
in Greeneville is to just be a happy person! Great comment. So all of these problems that people keep talking about should be shrugged off with
1) "There's problems everywhere"; 2) "Get out."
Wow, thanks for the lesson there Deepak Chopra. Or maybe your real name is Dr. Wayne Dyer?
You're right buddy. Why aspire to anything greater? If you can't beat 'em, join em! Anybody wanna go down to the Cove Creek gas-station to buy some Oxycotin with me?
I've got a suggestion on how to revitalize Greeneville. Why don't we run off all the Negative Nancys and whiners that constantly piss and moan about how miserable they are in Greeneville?
w burroughs

Waynesboro, GA

#74 May 17, 2013
So the key to happiness wrote:
in Greeneville is to just be a happy person! Great comment. So all of these problems that people keep talking about should be shrugged off with
1) "There's problems everywhere"; 2) "Get out."
Wow, thanks for the lesson there Deepak Chopra. Or maybe your real name is Dr. Wayne Dyer?
You're right buddy. Why aspire to anything greater? If you can't beat 'em, join em! Anybody wanna go down to the Cove Creek gas-station to buy some Oxycotin with me?
Nah, I'm going to the Iris Festival and the Garden Tour. Bring your drugs to the gardens on North Main and maybe we can work something out. Ou est la gas station, anyway?
South Greene Resident

Jonesborough, TN

#75 May 17, 2013
Gville not for everybody wrote:
<quoted text>I assume this is pointed towards me because of post #30. Yeah, I would say that you have found the key to happiness in Greeneville or anywhere else. It comes from within. You will only make yourself miserable worrying about things out of your control. I will repeat. If you don't like this town, go somewhere else. There is a big world out there. Greeneville is not for everybody.
While your suggestion has merit, it does not address the issue. Greeneville will not be revitalized by people who are content with the same old, same old; nor will it be revitalized by moving. If everyone on the planet took your "love it or leave it" stance nothing would ever change anywhere, people would just keep moving away from the things they didn't like, no issues would ever be addressed. They would move to new cities, new states, new countries instead of trying to improve their little corner of the world. In our Greeneville microcosm here, that simply means live in the dying town until all the working people move somewhere else. Then the pill pushers come and take everything you own or one these uninsured, license-less drivers takes you out. I am all about hippie-free love and all that mush, but some things are worth working at. It's kind of like ignoring cancer, not such a good idea.
w burroughs again

United States

#76 May 17, 2013
w burroughs wrote:
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Nah, I'm going to the Iris Festival and the Garden Tour. Bring your drugs to the gardens on North Main and maybe we can work something out. Ou est la gas station, anyway?
the comment is satire/sarcasm, nothing more, nothing less. if you don't get it google William Burroughs and figure it out. but it does make me wonder if the revitalization planners and various government action groups have considered drug abuse treatment efforts for the many citizens of the town and county who suffer addiction problems.

also I find it hard to comprehend wanting to drive out/away people who speak negatively of Greeneville. many voices, many people, many views. one is not required to be a cheerleader, or so I hope.
Gville not for everybody

Greeneville, TN

#77 May 17, 2013
South Greene Resident wrote:
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While your suggestion has merit, it does not address the issue. Greeneville will not be revitalized by people who are content with the same old, same old; nor will it be revitalized by moving. If everyone on the planet took your "love it or leave it" stance nothing would ever change anywhere, people would just keep moving away from the things they didn't like, no issues would ever be addressed. They would move to new cities, new states, new countries instead of trying to improve their little corner of the world. In our Greeneville microcosm here, that simply means live in the dying town until all the working people move somewhere else. Then the pill pushers come and take everything you own or one these uninsured, license-less drivers takes you out. I am all about hippie-free love and all that mush, but some things are worth working at. It's kind of like ignoring cancer, not such a good idea.
I have uninsured motorist's coverage, and more than one loaded firearm in case of wrecks or break-ins. What I find amazing is that people move here, and want to change it. My question is why didn't they move to a place they liked, instead of one that makes them miserable? It's kind of like marrying the wrong person, and trying to change them. Did they just not do their homework about Greeneville?
South Greene Resident

Jonesborough, TN

#78 May 17, 2013
I did not move here and want to change things. It has changed since I moved here years ago and not for the better. No longer is a loose cow or tractor accident the cover story. It's gun violence, deadly car crashes and meth labs.
Doing homework on Greeneville is pointless. I am living in the best retirement state if you do your homework, crime is low and so is the cost of living, so they say. And boy does the local chamber peddle a load of crap. However, researching it and living in it are two different things. It is not until you try and become part of the fabric that makes up a community that it's true colors show. You see an idyllic Main Street on first glance, then you find out just how messed up this place is. The law is crooked, most of the hiring practices are based on nepotism and local businesses are closing daily. Half the population doesn't work and the one's that do have to take two or even three jobs to pay the bills. If only I had known about Topix before I settled here I might have seen Greeneville in all its glory.

FYI, uninsured motorist coverage doesn't do you any good if you are dead from one of these local goof balls that seem to think that double yellow is the center of their lane. I too have weapons and good insurance. I would just prefer that the town I live in not be a likely place to use either of them. I vote for change. Change for the better, not sitting idly by while Greeneville goes down the tubes.
yep

Jonesborough, TN

#79 May 17, 2013
A lot of those downtown buildings look like something after the apocalypse. No one is going to rent or lease those dumpy looking things. The owners should have to either facelift them or destroy them.
Gville not for everybody

Greeneville, TN

#80 May 17, 2013
South Greene Resident wrote:
I did not move here and want to change things. It has changed since I moved here years ago and not for the better. No longer is a loose cow or tractor accident the cover story. It's gun violence, deadly car crashes and meth labs.
Doing homework on Greeneville is pointless. I am living in the best retirement state if you do your homework, crime is low and so is the cost of living, so they say. And boy does the local chamber peddle a load of crap. However, researching it and living in it are two different things. It is not until you try and become part of the fabric that makes up a community that it's true colors show. You see an idyllic Main Street on first glance, then you find out just how messed up this place is. The law is crooked, most of the hiring practices are based on nepotism and local businesses are closing daily. Half the population doesn't work and the one's that do have to take two or even three jobs to pay the bills. If only I had known about Topix before I settled here I might have seen Greeneville in all its glory.
FYI, uninsured motorist coverage doesn't do you any good if you are dead from one of these local goof balls that seem to think that double yellow is the center of their lane. I too have weapons and good insurance. I would just prefer that the town I live in not be a likely place to use either of them. I vote for change. Change for the better, not sitting idly by while Greeneville goes down the tubes.
News flash!!! Our whole society is going down the tubes. There is a correlation between liberal policies, the breakup of the traditional family, and the downfall of our country. Greeneville is not an isolated example.

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