The GREAT City of HAZEL

Posted in the Hazel Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Anonymous

Benton, KY

#1 Feb 11, 2011
I'm an old man (tho I've been told that 70 is the new 50), born here,lived here and will die here, in Hazel Ky. That being said, I've seen mayor's come and go, but I like this mayor and counsel because they have the moxie to stand up to the "one" who has caused ALL THE TROUBLE! I was here before there were any antique stores in Hazel, and we were still a CITY!, and we will live here and continue to be a CITY with or without antique stores. If I had a store in Hazel,I would be more worried about the fact that when 641hwy.becomes a 4-lane, it will totally bypass Hazel. P.S. Do the residents of Hazel want their town to be known as the town that could be bought??
this young fart

Benton, KY

#2 Feb 12, 2011
Agree with you 110%. This has been going on for years. If this business was in Murray, I am pretty
sure the clerk would be sending letters to vendors in business. This issue has gone on long enough. I hope the city council and mayor does not back down now. I feel we have lost some good people that have done a good job serving our city because of some people that do not live in Hazel or never has but always wants to run it.
Anonymous

Benton, KY

#3 Feb 14, 2011
Well,as I drove by charlies this morning after going to the store for my morning cup of coffee, I noticed some young men getting ready to nail boards onto the front of the windows,I did not see the "one" out there with them. Can't even do that by himself, has to get someone else to do his dirty work for him. I also "Heard" that he did not have the guts to attend the city counsel meeting. If "his people" would wake up from the trance "he" has put on them, they would realize that "he" never does ANYTHING himself, but ALWAYS has other people do it for him.
Anonymous

Benton, KY

#4 Feb 14, 2011
To the Young Fart, Thank You. I agree with you 110%. Gough doesn't even live here, but tries to run everything. I also read the ledger and Paducah sun, why did they talk to the counsel member that has only been to 2 meetings?? Wonder where they got her name?? She was just elected and probably don't know a thing about it.
Go Mr.Mayor and Go City Counsel!!
Anonymous

Benton, KY

#5 Feb 15, 2011
I was told this was a good place to visit,dont look like alot of action going on here especially with all thats going on in hazel these days. I agree with both of the guys statements,old and young. Guess im the middle aged one. someone should have done to ray what they did to that guy in george clooneys movie,i cant remember the name but they put a man on a rail straddlelegged and run him out of town! oh yea, Oh Brother Where Art Thou was the name of the movie!!!!! I mean anyone who would sue there own parents will sue anybody!!!!!!
this young fart

Mayfield, KY

#6 Feb 15, 2011
REALLY?? Did he do that? You have got to be kidding me. Ask any of the
past renters he has had how he treated them.
Anonymous

Benton, KY

#7 Feb 15, 2011
I was told by a trusted source that he did..And, if Miss Crystal is so up on the law, why does she allow her mother to speed thru the streets of Hazel driving a school bus?!!!???
HAZEL CITIZEN

Puryear, TN

#8 Feb 15, 2011
Hazel will die, just like Almo or New Concord or Hardin. The mayor will move and the joke will be on you. Ignorance will be the only thing that will be abundant in Hazel.
Hazel Paying Taxpayer

Benton, KY

#9 Feb 15, 2011
so
Hillwalker

AOL

#10 Feb 17, 2011
Five years from now when your businesses are closed, your buildings are crumbling and no cars line your main street's parking spaces, you will realize the error of your ways.
When a single, lonely passer-by stops and sits on one of the crumbling benches a moment to reminisce about what used to be please tell them what brought about the demise of Hazel and watch with them as the ghost of Hazel past blows down the street with last year's leaves.
You had something special there and you threw it away with both hands. Do you hear the sound of hammering? It's not new buildings being built. It is the sound of the last nail being driven in the coffin.
Oh, the city council wants names. Mine is Buckingham.
HAZEL CITIZEN

Puryear, TN

#11 Feb 17, 2011
Well Said!
HAZEL CITIZEN

Puryear, TN

#12 Feb 17, 2011
Hillwalker wrote:
Five years from now when your businesses are closed, your buildings are crumbling and no cars line your main street's parking spaces, you will realize the error of your ways.
When a single, lonely passer-by stops and sits on one of the crumbling benches a moment to reminisce about what used to be please tell them what brought about the demise of Hazel and watch with them as the ghost of Hazel past blows down the street with last year's leaves.
You had something special there and you threw it away with both hands. Do you hear the sound of hammering? It's not new buildings being built. It is the sound of the last nail being driven in the coffin.


Oh, the city council wants names. Mine is Buckingham.
Please consider writing our city council members and mayor and our local papers. You are so right on what the future holds for our town if something is not done quickly
Anonymous

United States

#13 Mar 6, 2011
We was just there yesterday. My husband and loved traveling there and looking in the shops. We live around the Dyersburg, TN area. We couldn't believe that Charlies was closed. We didn't understand why! There were a couple of shops open but nothing like Charlies'
fan of hazel

Wentzville, MO

#14 Mar 15, 2011
To answer "anonymous" WHY???? Charlies is closed because he did not obey the law...... And the city of Hazel has held their ground and now that his feet are being held to the fire he has decided to pick up and run. or should i say nail up and run LOL!!!!!!!! Hazel will b better off without the coward and always remember EVERYONE is replaceble. Their are several people with more money and brains that can replace him... Hazel was there before Charlies and will b there after
The Truth

Buchanan, TN

#15 Mar 23, 2011
To answer "anonymous" The real reason Charlie's is closed is because the owners stood their groud against the mayor and council. The mayor and council created an ordinance aimed right at Charlie's that required the owners to turn over a list of names and addresses of the dealers in Charlies to the city by Feb. 15 or face criminal penalties, jail time, and huge fines. The city wanted to bill each dealer in the mall for a $25.00 license. The owners of Charlie's offered to pay for each and every license fee out of their own pocket in one lump sum in the amount of $3000.00 along with an additional $12,000.00 for good will. The owners also told the city that they would be forced to close after 17 years if their offer were rejected because they could not subject themselves to criminal penalties. The city threw the offer back at them. The owners of Charlie's have stated they do not want to be in a reporting position where they have to report on other people. They are big enought however to pay for everyones license fee. Twelve business owners in town pleaded with the City to please take the fair offer that the owners of Charlie's offered. They were treated like idiots by the city. Be proud of the owners of Charlie's for making a sacrifice for everyone. They said they would never turn over names and addresses because they did not feel comfortable reporting on other people and they held to their word. They have also vowed to not sell their building and just board it up and paint it black out of protest.
in the know

Benton, KY

#16 Mar 23, 2011
Charlie's Antique Store was in Hazel, Kentucky before Ray Gough was in Hazel, Kentucky. Hazel was a city when it sold a long time ago and it is still a city. What makes people think that Hazel is going "to die"? The antique stores are not all that make Hazel. Property tax, fire tax, vehicle tax are also sources of income in the city besides the business license. Hazel has had a lumber company, drug stores, full service stations, dry cleaners, laundromat, beauty shops, barber shop and others that have come and gone, BUT, Hazel is still a city on the map and will be even though Charlie's Antique store is closed. I
Crystal

Benton, KY

#17 Mar 24, 2011
The Truth

Benton, KY

#18 Mar 25, 2011
in the know wrote:
Charlie's Antique Store was in Hazel, Kentucky before Ray Gough was in Hazel, Kentucky. Hazel was a city when it sold a long time ago and it is still a city. What makes people think that Hazel is going "to die"? The antique stores are not all that make Hazel. Property tax, fire tax, vehicle tax are also sources of income in the city besides the business license. Hazel has had a lumber company, drug stores, full service stations, dry cleaners, laundromat, beauty shops, barber shop and others that have come and gone, BUT, Hazel is still a city on the map and will be even though Charlie's Antique store is closed. I
That is like saying the world was here long before people and will still be here after people so it is okay to start killing off people. You are saying that if the city of Hazel puts all the current businesses out of business then Hazel will still be there. This is true but still does not make it right. You can not blame the current business owners for self preservation against the bad deeds of the City officials. They do not share your excitement with the idea of putting their business at risk due to the city just trying to get at Ray & Crystal because of their blinded hate and revenge.
just wondering2

Mayfield, KY

#19 Mar 25, 2011
Why do you thing the city is "just trying to get at Ray & Crystal". Doesn't the ordinance apply to everyone doing business? Why are previous vendors telling out in the public that they were told not to buy a business license? If a taxpaper tells me I don't have to pay my property or personal vehicle taxes, does that mean I don't have to. If the city puts a lien on my property, am I suppose to "think the city is picking on me"? Is there any difference in this? I do not see any.
Farmer Mac

AOL

#20 Mar 25, 2011
just wondering2 wrote:
Why do you thing the city is "just trying to get at Ray & Crystal". Doesn't the ordinance apply to everyone doing business? Why are previous vendors telling out in the public that they were told not to buy a business license? If a taxpaper tells me I don't have to pay my property or personal vehicle taxes, does that mean I don't have to. If the city puts a lien on my property, am I suppose to "think the city is picking on me"? Is there any difference in this? I do not see any.
Were they told "not to buy" or "not told to buy"? There is a vast difference in the meaning, depending on how those words are arranged.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

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.

Hazel Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Contact info for daughter of Ray "Cooter" Griffin 5 min Know em 2
Flash of News (Aug '13) 11 min Deke Johnson 6,140
Buy cheap fifa15 coins cheap &legit 4 hr anthong 3
Best place to get Free FIFA 15 coins with 100% ... 6 hr tobit 2
The Biggest Sale Only on FIFA15BUY.com 7 hr aaron2015 3
Problems at the Hospital 9 hr looser among us 46
Hayden Burkey 9 hr Co-Worker 1
Hazel Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Hazel People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 12:31 pm PST

NBC Sports12:31PM
Source: Browns interview former Rams coach Mike Martz
NBC Sports 3:14 AM
Rams won't get chance to interview Rob Chudzinski or Alex Van Pelt
Bleacher Report 6:15 PM
Why the St. Louis Rams Must Draft Dorial Green-Beckham
NBC Sports 8:37 AM
Nathaniel Hackett interviewing for Rams offensive coordinator on Thursday
Yahoo! Sports 8:12 AM
The lure of LA for the NFL - mirage or 'must do'?