Heard a rumor that tommy courtner EMS...
2B Truthful

Linville, NC

#21 Jan 4, 2011
Why Not wrote:
<quoted text> You must be Alan's bother!
No, I'm just one of the 14,815 Caldwell residents that voted for Jones. I have more faith in his highly educated judgement than Ben's.
newsless_topic_r eader

Black Mountain, NC

#22 Jan 4, 2011
He is moving to the new DSS building. He's not over fire or EMS now, only EM. Same pay. Also, Jones knew about the comm center move way back. Otherwise, how did the Newsless topic publish an article with Jones comments the night the commissioners met, and made the deal?

He's been using e911 funds and grants to have dispatchers to answer his administrative calls (about more calls than 911 calls).

That's a big no no for federal funding.

Good changes I believe. Ben Griffin might have personal interest in being a commissioner, but he's doing a lot of good, and helping the community. Government needs a good shakeup every now and again. ppl get too comfortable :)
neutral_but concerned

Asheville, NC

#23 Jan 5, 2011
Finally someone has their facts straight about the Comm. Center and Chairman of Commissioners.
It's amazing how much hyperbole gets out in the rumor mill. As time passes though, the truth rises to the top, although not quickly enough for some of us.
wrong

Lenoir, NC

#24 Jan 5, 2011
newsless_topic_reader wrote:
He is moving to the new DSS building. He's not over fire or EMS now, only EM. Same pay. Also, Jones knew about the comm center move way back. Otherwise, how did the Newsless topic publish an article with Jones comments the night the commissioners met, and made the deal?
He's been using e911 funds and grants to have dispatchers to answer his administrative calls (about more calls than 911 calls).
That's a big no no for federal funding.
Good changes I believe. Ben Griffin might have personal interest in being a commissioner, but he's doing a lot of good, and helping the community. Government needs a good shakeup every now and again. ppl get too comfortable :)
He's not going to the new DSS building, he's going in the county office building downstairs.
HFD

Black Mountain, NC

#25 Jan 5, 2011
After a complaint by several of his employees of TC's on-going inappropriate activities... The commissioners during a closed door "personnel matter" session demoted TC from ES Director to the EM Coordinator only. The news was delivered to him on Tuesday by Stan Kiser. If you passed by you might even have seen him moving out of his office yesterday. Emergency Services has been broken back up. Fire Marshal and EMS are operating seperately again. Ol' TC is now a one man show. They have moved him downtown to keep an eye on him. But, he still keeps his county vehicle and his $ 77,000 salary. He no longer has any control over EMS or Fire Marshal.
well now

Mount Ulla, NC

#26 Jan 5, 2011
It is a reorganizing of the EMS Dept. TC is still the dept head of emergency management with cheryl whittingtonand they are moving to the county office bldg. Keith Davenport is now the dept. head for ems.
just wondering

Lenoir, NC

#27 Jan 5, 2011
Where is everyone else going?
well

Morganton, NC

#28 Jan 5, 2011
HFD wrote:
After a complaint by several of his employees of TC's on-going inappropriate activities... The commissioners during a closed door "personnel matter" session demoted TC from ES Director to the EM Coordinator only. The news was delivered to him on Tuesday by Stan Kiser. If you passed by you might even have seen him moving out of his office yesterday. Emergency Services has been broken back up. Fire Marshal and EMS are operating seperately again. Ol' TC is now a one man show. They have moved him downtown to keep an eye on him. But, he still keeps his county vehicle and his $ 77,000 salary. He no longer has any control over EMS or Fire Marshal.
this is the best news i think on topix, glad to see someone finally listen
HFD

Black Mountain, NC

#29 Jan 5, 2011
Dept head of what? EM? I guess that makes him the dept head over himself since EM is a one man show now.
well now wrote:
It is a reorganizing of the EMS Dept. TC is still the dept head of emergency management with cheryl whittingtonand they are moving to the county office bldg. Keith Davenport is now the dept. head for ems.
just wondering

Lenoir, NC

#30 Jan 5, 2011
He will have a secretary.
2B Truthful

Linville, NC

#31 Jan 5, 2011
Why Not wrote:
<quoted text> You must be Alan's bother!
You must be a commissioner or work for the county.
HFD

United States

#32 Jan 5, 2011
there are better ways to spend money
ncem

Black Mountain, NC

#33 Jan 5, 2011
Everything HFD has said is accurate and the truth. Now, why has this not made the newsless topic? They ran Jones mad about comm center move... but cant report this?? Just confirms what I think about the news topic.
just wondering

Lenoir, NC

#34 Jan 6, 2011
ncem wrote:
Everything HFD has said is accurate and the truth. Now, why has this not made the newsless topic? They ran Jones mad about comm center move... but cant report this?? Just confirms what I think about the news topic.
It will be in today's paper.
DumbCrap

Swannanoa, NC

#35 Jan 6, 2011
Do you know who the tow happiest people in Caldwell County Are? Tommy Courtner and Susan Gragg, because they no longer have to put up with that fat and ugly Chad Gragg. Good move Susan
Blindman

Swannanoa, NC

#36 Jan 6, 2011
By the way, Susan caught up with Chad and his girlfriend so how long will it be before Chris Barlow's wife catches him.
Blindman

Swannanoa, NC

#37 Jan 6, 2011
You guys are worried about Courtner running around - you should be looking at Chris Barlow and Chad Gragg unless this is Chad and Chris posting about Courtner to keep the heat off of them.
Nope1

Swannanoa, NC

#38 Jan 6, 2011
Courtner got demotoed due to not agreeing to continue buying used ambulances with 400,000 plus miles on them. The last one bought as brokne down 4 times in one month with patients in it. I know this because I was the medic on one of the calls. Ben - take Tommy's advice and buy new trucks and not junk. Anyone who questions this contact the City Garage for Ambulance information, or Keen Towing.
newsless_topic_r eader

Black Mountain, NC

#39 Jan 6, 2011
Nope1 wrote:
Courtner got demotoed due to not agreeing to continue buying used ambulances with 400,000 plus miles on them. The last one bought as brokne down 4 times in one month with patients in it. I know this because I was the medic on one of the calls.
Ben is just trying to save money. Yes, we need new ambulances, but Courtner didn't get 'demotoed' due to the fact he would buy used ambulances; becuase he did!
shame

Greenville, SC

#40 Jan 6, 2011
Blindman wrote:
You guys are worried about Courtner running around - you should be looking at Chris Barlow and Chad Gragg unless this is Chad and Chris posting about Courtner to keep the heat off of them.
some people should be tested for STDs
good luck lisa you have more friends then you think

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