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FBI and USDA Investigating Fraud Claim in Hughes Arkansas

There are 16 comments on the WREG-TV Memphis story from Feb 13, 2012, titled FBI and USDA Investigating Fraud Claim in Hughes Arkansas. In it, WREG-TV Memphis reports that:

The FBI and USDA Inspector General want to know what's going on in Hughes Arkansas with the Mayor and USDA grants.

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herewego

United States

#1 Feb 14, 2012
The mayor and his people have messed over the city money. I hope that he is finally found out. And his beloved wife who screwed over the school for a job she wasn't qualified. All they know is how to sue people for their personal gain. Then they want to play the race card to get out of everything they have done,. and YES I'M BLACK. so don't even go there.
sid

United States

#2 Feb 14, 2012
herewego wrote:
The mayor and his people have messed over the city money. I hope that he is finally found out. And his beloved wife who screwed over the school for a job she wasn't qualified. All they know is how to sue people for their personal gain. Then they want to play the race card to get out of everything they have done,. and YES I'M BLACK. so don't even go there.
I think the mayor has gotten the city grant money, which your previous mayor didn't. The city is in much better shape than it has been in years. I think you and others will finally find out that the mayor is stronger than many of the idiots like yourself who are trying to pull him down. He's standing strong and it is business like normal. Any other person would've quit and said the hell with this long time ago, but he is determined to do the right things for the city of Hughes.

It is apparent that you don't know the mayors wife either, as she was the one who was screwed over by the discriminatory actions of a superintendent and a few farmers in town. I believe they paid her as a settlement for a lack of a case that they didn't have. That particular superintendent just lost his license by the state of Arkansas last week for his actions if you didn't know. As far as not being qualified, she was an employee of the the school district for thirty years and had a principal license, she's qualified in just that.

Nice try to pull these two people down, but nobody will buy it.
hmm

United States

#3 Feb 14, 2012
dunno bout the previous deal, but she is currently interm elementary principal & they sent a note home informing parents she wasnt qualified & they were required 2 inform parents.
guest

United States

#4 Feb 15, 2012
sid wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the mayor has gotten the city grant money, which your previous mayor didn't. The city is in much better shape than it has been in years. I think you and others will finally find out that the mayor is stronger than many of the idiots like yourself who are trying to pull him down. He's standing strong and it is business like normal. Any other person would've quit and said the hell with this long time ago, but he is determined to do the right things for the city of Hughes.
It is apparent that you don't know the mayors wife either, as she was the one who was screwed over by the discriminatory actions of a superintendent and a few farmers in town. I believe they paid her as a settlement for a lack of a case that they didn't have. That particular superintendent just lost his license by the state of Arkansas last week for his actions if you didn't know. As far as not being qualified, she was an employee of the the school district for thirty years and had a principal license, she's qualified in just that.
Nice try to pull these two people down, but nobody will buy it.
Never said anything about the other mayor or mayors of whom did NOTHING to help save this city. And I believe that the school superintendent is BLACK also you dumbass. I think that would be a black on black issue. THIS mayor has taken money from the fire-department and the first responders accounts to fix his mistakes. And what about the money from the grants, where is it smartass......have no fear people like you will continue to believe his lies. GOOD LUCK. DREAMER!!!!!!!!
hmm

United States

#5 Feb 15, 2012
Speaking of, is there ne thing being done bout him taking over fire dept accounts or trying 2 b done 2 get an investigation? I saw when signs were up asking 4 support but never heard if ne progress was made.
sid

United States

#6 Feb 16, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text> Never said anything about the other mayor or mayors of whom did NOTHING to help save this city. And I believe that the school superintendent is BLACK also you dumbass. I think that would be a black on black issue. THIS mayor has taken money from the fire-department and the first responders accounts to fix his mistakes. And what about the money from the grants, where is it smartass......have no fear people like you will continue to believe his lies. GOOD LUCK. DREAMER!!!!!!!!
The previous superintendent was white and he paid over two hundred thousand discrimination..if he would have went to court it would have been worse. He is not the current supt and he has lost his license for two years according to the DE.

All city monies go in the city account which the fire department falls under. If the money is in the books then it should still be there.

What money and what grants are you talking about? The city has new police cars, what other grants are you talking about?

People like you will continue to complain and live a bitter life.
I am running for Mayor

Southaven, MS

#7 Feb 19, 2012
I graduated from, HHS, Has a college degree, served 20 plus years in the US Military, and I'm currently a High School Teacher. I thinks i'll run for mayor very soon. When I do become Mayor the first thing we are going to look at is, how to clean the City of Hughes up. If you get caught hanging on the corner 3 times im going to put you on my detail to clean the city up, knock down abandoned homes, check on the elderly. Place all of the ederly in a nursing facility. I will also bring a McDonalds to town, along with a Dairy Queen, and a drive in Movie.
majority

Abernathy, TX

#10 Feb 21, 2012

The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised "Meet The Press."


From Sunday's 07 Sept. 2008, 11:48:04 EST, Televised "Meet the Press" the then Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.


General Bill Ginn, USAF (ret.), asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.


The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...


During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention, facing the flag, with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".


NOW GET THIS !!


'Senator' Obama replied:


"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides....." "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression...." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air, and all that sort of thing."


(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)


Obama continued:, "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails --- perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ......"
"When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts .We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations ofIslam, an unfair injustice, which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag, and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past."


"Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America."
Fu Fu

West Memphis, AR

#11 Mar 2, 2012
Need to ask the mayor and his wife what kind of bird doesn't sing? A jailbird! Because that's where both of them are going, Federal prison!
cindy

United States

#12 Apr 3, 2012
Fu Fu wrote:
Need to ask the mayor and his wife what kind of bird doesn't sing? A jailbird! Because that's where both of them are going, Federal prison!
It looks like all of claims of wrongdoing have been dropped There are no findings of wrongdoing.
Just Wondering

West Helena, AR

#13 Apr 6, 2012
If the case got dropped as you say, the why were all the Board members and employees interviewed the other day? They were sent a certified letter stating when they would be there but the Owens disappeared.
JSmith

Cordova, TN

#14 May 29, 2012
I am running for Mayor wrote:
I graduated from, HHS, Has a college degree, served 20 plus years in the US Military, and I'm currently a High School Teacher. I thinks i'll run for mayor very soon. When I do become Mayor the first thing we are going to look at is, how to clean the City of Hughes up. If you get caught hanging on the corner 3 times im going to put you on my detail to clean the city up, knock down abandoned homes, check on the elderly. Place all of the ederly in a nursing facility. I will also bring a McDonalds to town, along with a Dairy Queen, and a drive in Movie.
Sounds like great Ideas, but please check your grammar before announcing your bid for Mayor. I'm you sure you meant that You "have" not "has a college degree."
Thanks

Lehigh Acres, FL

#15 May 20, 2014
Hughes Hughes has lost tact paying people the MAYOR is the big reason Mayor you don't have a grocery store how do you think you can a fast food Admit it you and you wife are there for what you can get money Like 200,000 put of the school Why not donate it back to the school Thanks to you I am out of you town. Hope Dr. Wins the election
Thanks

Lehigh Acres, FL

#16 May 20, 2014
The mayor Owens and his wife should be run out of Hughes to south of Forrest city fed prison 200,000 from school
Thanks

Lehigh Acres, FL

#17 May 20, 2014
Hope F.B.I. Can get him and his wife Long term jail
honest

Greenbrier, AR

#18 Jun 3, 2014
Why did the Hughes Fire Dept have to pay for the tornado siren? and where did all the fire depts money disappear to? The bookkeeper of this city makes over $40 K a year and everyone wonders why our city is broke and looks like a ghost town. we have not had a grocery store since it caught on fire. This mayor don't care about the citizens of Hughes, Ar! He won't get my vote in November that's for sure. FBI needs to investigate all federal grant money to see exactly where the funds are going!

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