Graybeal is the man for the JOB

Graybeal is the man for the JOB

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Ok good

Knoxville, TN

#1 Apr 15, 2014
He's got this!!
concerned citizen

Johnson City, TN

#2 Apr 16, 2014
uhmmmm...NO
Nepotism Gone Wild

Elizabethton, TN

#3 Apr 16, 2014
55 relatives working for him? No thanks!
good lord

Seymour, TN

#4 Apr 17, 2014
Nepotism Gone Wild wrote:
55 relatives working for him? No thanks!
Why dont you contact him and ASK instead of listening to silly rumors. The sheriff doesnt have 55 relatives PERIOD much less working for him... yezzzzzz
Truly

Johnson City, TN

#5 Apr 17, 2014
He doesnt have 55 relatives!!!! That allegation is ABSURD!!
Of course truth means nothing to Craig Ford and HIS rrelatives and cronies.
Okgood

Knoxville, TN

#6 Apr 17, 2014
Graybeal is experienced, been doing it for a long time. He has done nothing wrong. Mr Ford is a mudslinger with his little ads coming out trying to find something bad to say about Graybeal.. Little does he kno that doesn't go far in politics everyone new that pops up trying to run does that!! Example Forrest Boreing, and we see how that worked out for him
Former Ford Supporter

Johnson City, TN

#7 Apr 19, 2014
I was on board with Ford and upset that the sheriff's office only solving 13 percent of burglaries. After speaking to a law enforcement officer he told me to check the facts so I did. The 13 percent of solved burglaries are in fact above the national average. Craig Ford and Jonesborough has solved .55 percent of all Jonesborough's burglaries. Yes that is a little over one half of one percent. This stat is directly from the FBI crime reporting statistics. I fell for the propaganda for a little while. Shame on you Craig Ford for misleading us. I will keep Ed Graybeal in office for another four years. My entire extended family of over 100 strong was supporting Mr. Ford but we all know the truth now.
Not Welcome

Elizabethton, TN

#8 Apr 19, 2014
Why has the current sheriff stopped allowing Christian Ministries, such as Gideon's and others to come to the jail to pass out bibles and witness to inmates? People at my church have been told that they are no longer welcome to witness and in the past felt that they had made a difference in people's lives. It is completely voluntary for inmates to attend. I even read that he dismissed the chaplain at the jail. I would like to know why? Thank you!
Wow

Johnson City, TN

#9 Apr 19, 2014
Former Ford Supporter wrote:
I was on board with Ford and upset that the sheriff's office only solving 13 percent of burglaries. After speaking to a law enforcement officer he told me to check the facts so I did. The 13 percent of solved burglaries are in fact above the national average. Craig Ford and Jonesborough has solved .55 percent of all Jonesborough's burglaries. Yes that is a little over one half of one percent. This stat is directly from the FBI crime reporting statistics. I fell for the propaganda for a little while. Shame on you Craig Ford for misleading us. I will keep Ed Graybeal in office for another four years. My entire extended family of over 100 strong was supporting Mr. Ford but we all know the truth now.
You compare apples to oranges! You forgot your math statistics with how many burglaries in Jonesborough vs washington county vs Johnson city!. Washington county has 10 detectives doing what other than drug arrests?! And you wander why their prosecution rate is so low?! Especially when YOUR family is involved! Hearing "Call me if you hear anything" and then that's all you ever hear back!? Multiple neighbors got broke into the same time and they have heard nothing! A 75 year old lady called them about her ATV that was stolen and told them who did it and where it was at! The sheriff never did anything about it so she went to Washington county Virginia, got the sheriff there to go with her, found the atv and bill of sale along with his signature! He confessed! She took the atv and papers back to the sheriff here and they still have done nothing! I guess they were busy writing letters for Dr Kincaid and sitting down at Greenville court! Pretty sad little old ladies have to solve their burglary here in Washington county TN!
not true

Greenville, SC

#10 Apr 20, 2014
Not Welcome wrote:
Why has the current sheriff stopped allowing Christian Ministries, such as Gideon's and others to come to the jail to pass out bibles and witness to inmates? People at my church have been told that they are no longer welcome to witness and in the past felt that they had made a difference in people's lives. It is completely voluntary for inmates to attend. I even read that he dismissed the chaplain at the jail. I would like to know why? Thank you!
Exit 611 does all the jails ministries. Just because someone who is running for office says something doesnt make it true. Their are many different outlets for the inmates to practice their faith. Thats just another blatant lie made by Mr. Ford to try and take a position he is not quailfied for and doesnt deserve. Instead of saying how he would make things better he makes up lies and untruths. Anytime you have questions about this kind of thing.. call the Sheriffs dept and ask. I was all about voting for Mr. Ford until his mudslinging and lies just got so out there i finalky realized they were lies and called and asked for myself. I urge ANYONE listening to this man to call and speak to someone and get some REAL answers instead of just taking things at face value that are so far from the truth its not even funny. Shame on you Mr. FORD. JUST SHAMEFUL. And not a way to run a campain.
Truly

Johnson City, TN

#11 Apr 20, 2014
Not Welcome wrote:
Why has the current sheriff stopped allowing Christian Ministries, such as Gideon's and others to come to the jail to pass out bibles and witness to inmates? People at my church have been told that they are no longer welcome to witness and in the past felt that they had made a difference in people's lives. It is completely voluntary for inmates to attend. I even read that he dismissed the chaplain at the jail. I would like to know why? Thank you!
This is rubbish! Ministries are still being performed at the Jail and the are provided with bibles. Do you believe EVERYTHING you read? You shouldn't be Not Welcome, you should use Gullible instead.
Whatever

Johnson City, TN

#12 Apr 20, 2014
Wow wrote:
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You compare apples to oranges! You forgot your math statistics with how many burglaries in Jonesborough vs washington county vs Johnson city!. Washington county has 10 detectives doing what other than drug arrests?! And you wander why their prosecution rate is so low?! Especially when YOUR family is involved! Hearing "Call me if you hear anything" and then that's all you ever hear back!? Multiple neighbors got broke into the same time and they have heard nothing! A 75 year old lady called them about her ATV that was stolen and told them who did it and where it was at! The sheriff never did anything about it so she went to Washington county Virginia, got the sheriff there to go with her, found the atv and bill of sale along with his signature! He confessed! She took the atv and papers back to the sheriff here and they still have done nothing! I guess they were busy writing letters for Dr Kincaid and sitting down at Greenville court! Pretty sad little old ladies have to solve their burglary here in Washington county TN!
It is not apples to oranges. According to the FBI statistics, WCSO has a 17% success rate on burglaries as opposed to Jonesborough's measly .55%. The NATIONAL AVERAGE is 11.7%. Yes, that's right WCSO is HIGHER than the national average. We have a Great Sheriffs Office and a great Sheriff who has integrity and doesn't stoop to the low tactics of Ford and his cronies!!!
Judge

Johnson City, TN

#13 Apr 20, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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It is not apples to oranges. According to the FBI statistics, WCSO has a 17% success rate on burglaries as opposed to Jonesborough's measly .55%. The NATIONAL AVERAGE is 11.7%. Yes, that's right WCSO is HIGHER than the national average. We have a Great Sheriffs Office and a great Sheriff who has integrity and doesn't stoop to the low tactics of Ford and his cronies!!!
This guy or gal does not know what a percentage is. Simply amazing.
Not Welcome

Elizabethton, TN

#14 Apr 20, 2014
Truly wrote:
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This is rubbish! Ministries are still being performed at the Jail and the are provided with bibles. Do you believe EVERYTHING you read? You shouldn't be Not Welcome, you should use Gullible instead.
There is no need to be so defensive. I was only asking for information to share with my church members who were once allowed to go in the jail and are now denied that opportunity. They still call the sheriff's office every few weeks, and have not been given a straight answer why the policy has changed. Candidate Ford has spoken to members of our church, and sees no reason why they are not allowed to minister to inmates. So that leaves myself and my church members as still "Not Welcome!" We are trying to find answers and don't deserve to be called derogatory names by supporters of either campaign. Don't underestimate the number of church members who vote! Thank you! He is risen!
Stop and think

Johnson City, TN

#15 Apr 21, 2014
Not Welcome wrote:
<quoted text>There is no need to be so defensive. I was only asking for information to share with my church members who were once allowed to go in the jail and are now denied that opportunity. They still call the sheriff's office every few weeks, and have not been given a straight answer why the policy has changed. Candidate Ford has spoken to members of our church, and sees no reason why they are not allowed to minister to inmates. So that leaves myself and my church members as still "Not Welcome!" We are trying to find answers and don't deserve to be called derogatory names by supporters of either campaign. Don't underestimate the number of church members who vote! Thank you! He is risen!
If you really wanted answers, this forum is not the place to get them, especially when you start out already assuming what you heard and read is true from a candidate who has questionable reasons for saying them. After all the negative attacks from Mr. Ford toward Sheriff Graybeal it is reasonable for a supporter of his to be defensive. From another poster it was reported that the jail has a ministry program in place from 611 Ministries. This is good. My opinion is that it would be hard to just let everyone in the jail to have services that want to. It is a good thing to want to help, but sometimes it is not practical. If gullible is the worst thing you ever get called, that's a good thing. I think you may be a little on the defensive side as well. Hope you had a Happy Easter!
Whatever

Johnson City, TN

#16 Apr 21, 2014
Judge wrote:
<quoted text> This guy or gal does not know what a percentage is. Simply amazing.
No, I think they got it right. Burglaries are hard to solve and complete (close the case).

Wash. Co. Solved and completed 17% of the burglaries reported which leaves 83% not solved or completed.

Jonesborough solved and completed .55% of the burglaries reported which leaves 99.45% NOT solved or completed.

The National Avg. of solved and completed is 11.7% which leaves 88.3% not solved or completed.
I like having 17% cases solved better than only .55% cases solved.
Making Me Laugh

Jonesborough, TN

#17 Apr 21, 2014
You Ford supporters are off the chain. Can you PROVE even one of your allegations again the current Sheriff? Come May 6, Washington County TN will STILL have the same Sheriff. The one that belongs there hehe!
serious voter

Johnson City, TN

#18 Apr 22, 2014
Truly wrote:
He doesnt have 55 relatives!!!! That allegation is ABSURD!!
Of course truth means nothing to Craig Ford and HIS rrelatives and cronies.
Sorry that it comes as a shock to you. It is shocking. There are indeed 55 cases of nepotism on record. The Office Manifest at the Sheriff's Department has the complete employee list. This is not a rumor - it is a matter of record. Don't believe it? Go look.
serious voter

Johnson City, TN

#19 Apr 22, 2014
Not Welcome wrote:
Why has the current sheriff stopped allowing Christian Ministries, such as Gideon's and others to come to the jail to pass out bibles and witness to inmates? People at my church have been told that they are no longer welcome to witness and in the past felt that they had made a difference in people's lives. It is completely voluntary for inmates to attend. I even read that he dismissed the chaplain at the jail. I would like to know why? Thank you!
I think it is because Graybeal didn't want Christians to see how business is conducted inside the walls and how prisoners are treated. He wants to hide what goes on.
serious voter

Johnson City, TN

#20 Apr 22, 2014
good lord wrote:
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Why dont you contact him and ASK instead of listening to silly rumors. The sheriff doesnt have 55 relatives PERIOD much less working for him... yezzzzzz
The Office Manifest at the WCSD has a list of every employee.ON THAT LIST YOU WILL INDEED FIND 55 CASES OF NEPOTISM. Don't believe it? Go look.

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