MOTHER OF FOUR

Maryville, TN

#44 Aug 20, 2011
no clue wrote:
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Mother of four you are right on that!! I have pleaded and begged to DCS to do something and they still wont. It is like they are getting paid off or something! They are taking children in other counties for nasty homes but they are letting this one go!! There is even more going on in this case other than just a nasty home. Those children are in danger!
You are correct a lot more than a nasty house, hell the house can be cleaned but the kids are in GREAT DANGER one child especially and I am afraid the scares from what is happening will never be erased!

PLEASE, PLEASE I ADMIT I DO NOT KNOW YOU VERY WELL, BUT AS A MOTHER MYSELF I AM PLEADING WITH YOU STOP, TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND AND BE A MOTHER TO ALL YOUR CHILDREN!WAYNE HAS NO POWER OVER YOU..... NONE HIS THREATS MEAN NOTHING.....IF YOU WANT AWAY FROM HIM YOU POST ON HERE AND I PERSONALLY WILL COME GET YOU AND WE WILL WORK THRU THIS SOME HOW....I DON'T HAVE MUCH MATERIAL WISE BUT I WILL SHARE MY BEANS AND BREAD WITH YOU TILL YOU GET ON YOUR FEET ...THOSE BABIES GOD GAVE YOU MEANS MORE THAN ANY MAN OR MONEY...I PROMISE YOU IF YOU TAKE THE FIRST STEP WAYNE WONT GET TO YOU...HE IS A PUNK THAT PICKS ON HELPLESS WOMEN AND LITTLE GIRLS, HE AINT MET A BITCH LIKE ME......
grandma of 4

Monterey, TN

#45 Aug 21, 2011
OZZIE wrote:
Two Face Charges Of Child Neglect
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 20:56 Ashley Ledbetter, Staff writer
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A request for a welfare check resulted in two people being arrested and charged with child neglect.
On Friday, July 29 Detective Greg Cooper and Investigator Steve Hritz with the Overton County Sheriff’s Department received numerous complaints the residence of 350 June Chapel Road was not fit for children, according to the department. Upon arrival at the residence, numerous bags of trash were found outside. Hritz stated the trash appeared to have been there for a while.
Upon inspection of the house, it was reportedly found unsanitary, including numerous boxes of food lying around with flies inside. Dishes were also reportedly piled up and hadn’t been cleaned. The yard was also reported as overgrown, and food had been left out on the table for an extended period and flies were inside.
Allen Wayne Harness and Christy Harness were both arrested and charged with child neglect. Assisting the Sheriff’s Department were the Department of Children’s Services.
WE NEED TO ALL WAKE UP AND TAKE CARE OF THESE KIDS !!!!!!!!!!
Just so you know

Livingston, TN

#46 Aug 21, 2011
MOTHER OF FOUR wrote:
<quoted text>Smart a$$ I am doing something I have reported what I know and if more people will speak to DCS then they will be forced to do something!DSC is famous for sittting on their a$$ and dropping the ball!
I get so tired of people like you making insults at DCS when you know absolutely nothing about it. When you have worked there then you can get on here and run your mouth and talk about how they do nothing but until then you have no right to say anything.
You can report all you want to DCS but if the children do not tell that there is something wrong then there is nothing that DCS can do. DCS has to have a disclosure from a child before they can do anything about what is going on. If the children are saying that everything is fine then there is not much else that DCS can do.

Also, DCS investigations are confidential so they cannot tell you anything about what is going on with the investigation.
Just so you know

Livingston, TN

#47 Aug 21, 2011
no clue wrote:
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Mother of four you are right on that!! I have pleaded and begged to DCS to do something and they still wont. It is like they are getting paid off or something! They are taking children in other counties for nasty homes but they are letting this one go!! There is even more going on in this case other than just a nasty home. Those children are in danger!
Your name says it all. You have no clue about DCS. I suggest that you and everyone else that is on here bashing DCS go apply for the job if you think you can do it better.
grandma of 4

Monterey, TN

#48 Aug 21, 2011
just so you know.....Why is it that DCS did not take the kids when they got the parents for neglect?It said in the paper home was not fit for children but you left them there.I saw on the local news friday where a womans home was nasty and they arrested her for child neglect.DCS removed her children. DCS has removed the children before from my understanding for the same thing that was in the paper.Children didnt have to tell you there was food left on the table for them to eat with flies on it YOU saw that yourself.Why did you inform the paper to be there to take pictures an do a write up if its confidential....and you say do not say anything about DCS not doing their job .Well I can tell you as a mother and a grandma I WOULD HAVE TOOK THOSE CHILDREN FROM THAT HOME!What was your reason for not removing them, Please tell me I would like to know .
MOTHER OF FOUR

Maryville, TN

#49 Aug 21, 2011
Just so you know wrote:
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I get so tired of people like you making insults at DCS when you know absolutely nothing about it. When you have worked there then you can get on here and run your mouth and talk about how they do nothing but until then you have no right to say anything.
You can report all you want to DCS but if the children do not tell that there is something wrong then there is nothing that DCS can do. DCS has to have a disclosure from a child before they can do anything about what is going on. If the children are saying that everything is fine then there is not much else that DCS can do.
Also, DCS investigations are confidential so they cannot tell you anything about what is going on with the investigation.
HOW ABOUT DOING THEIR JOB AND INVESTIGATE!The children are most likely afraid to speak, most adults that are abused are afraid to speak up!Besides all that it is in the news paper the house inside and out is nasty, charged with neglect but still you leave children in that?The kids are being neglecting according to the paper but we are just going to leave them there!Has anyone went back and checked the house to see if it has been cleaned up on the inside and on the outside?Did you take those kids to a doctor and have them checked for any signs of abuse?YOU DID YOUR JOB, RIGHT?DCS DID THEIR JOB FOR CAYLEE ANTHONY ALSO, THREE YEARS LATER, AFTER HER REMAINS THROW OUT LIKE TRASH ......OH I BELIEVE THEY ISSUED A REPORT RECENTLY THAT SAID AFTER REVIEW WE FIND THAT THE MOTHER IS GUILTY OF NEGLECT, DAMN NO JOKE!
no clue

Fort Oglethorpe, GA

#50 Aug 22, 2011
Just so you know wrote:
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Your name says it all. You have no clue about DCS. I suggest that you and everyone else that is on here bashing DCS go apply for the job if you think you can do it better.
Just so you know...DCS is not worth the money they get paid for! They are a system that is suppose to PROTECT children from being NEGLECTED! Those children are being neglected in more ways than one. They are being abused mentally and physically and DCS is doing NOTHING to protect them in NO WAY. Why have those children not been taken to a doctor to be checked for all kinds of abuse? Why were those children not removed when they were charged for NEGLECT? Overton Co DCS says they can not remove children from a nasty home, but yet those children were removed previously from the home for a nasty home and drug and alcohol use, but its ok for them to stay in it now. There is something wrong with this picture. Wayne is an abusive alcoholic but its ok for him to be around those children who are not suppose to be around anyone who does drugs or alcohol. Really seems to me that DCS is not doing their job. What about the unfinished pool in the back yard that is full of nasty water, animals, ect? It does not have a fence or anything around it. Those children could easily fall in and drown. There is a Tn state law stating that all inground pools must have a fence and an alarm on a gate. This is yet another thing that is just being let go. DCS needs to stop calling ahead of time and telling them what day and time they are going to show up. That only gives time for them to tell the kids what to say and for them to drink their drinks to pass the drug test. DCS is obviously to lazy to do the job they are suppose to do. DCS says the children have to tell what's going on before they can do anything. Open your eyes DCS what child that is being abused is going to tell it when they are being told that no matter what gets asked they only tell what they have been told to say! Those children are being brain washed and are being told what to say. I know there are trained people who know how to talk to children in cases like this. Something needs to be done before those children end up hurt or even worse! WAKE UP LEGAL SYSTEM AND HELP THESE CHILDREN!
Well

Livingston, TN

#51 Aug 26, 2011
Well it looks like the person that thinks DCS is so grand don't have any answers for you. If DCS is so perfect why don't you answer "no clue"? For "just so you know" can you please tell us the answers? You seem to be the only one that thinks DCS is so grand. Guess you work their and your trying to make everyone think that what is posted here is not ture, and none of the stuff they say about this family is true. You don't won't people to know that you like sitting behind your desk in that cool office, and as long as the kids don't say anything then you don't have to do any paper work. DCS is the only one that can protect these children and they are not.
Just so you know

Livingston, TN

#52 Aug 27, 2011
Well wrote:
Well it looks like the person that thinks DCS is so grand don't have any answers for you. If DCS is so perfect why don't you answer "no clue"? For "just so you know" can you please tell us the answers? You seem to be the only one that thinks DCS is so grand. Guess you work their and your trying to make everyone think that what is posted here is not ture, and none of the stuff they say about this family is true. You don't won't people to know that you like sitting behind your desk in that cool office, and as long as the kids don't say anything then you don't have to do any paper work. DCS is the only one that can protect these children and they are not.
I can't answer all of the questions about these children. I already told you that if you knew anything about DCS you would know their investigations are confidential and that they cannot tell Anyone about what is going on with a case.
Now with all of that being said I did speak to the Detective that had the parents arrested. He said that someone has been back out to the home and that the home was spotlessly clean. He also told me that there are some other things being worked on right now with this family but stated that he could not tell what any of those things are because the DCS investigation is confidential. He said he was the one who posted the pictures in the paper and not DCS because they cannot do that.
Now if any of you can call DCS and find out anything more then by all means go ahead and call them and then let the rest of us know what they tell you.
Oh, and no I don't work for DCS.
Wow

Chicago, IL

#54 Aug 29, 2011
The "officials" that aren't doing anything about it need more to go on than hearsay and gossip. Unfortunately, the "officials" do not have the luxury of lynching folks on a whim like you are apparently willing to do. I'm fairly certain you'd appreciate a thorough investigation if it was your tail on the line.
no clue

Cookeville, TN

#55 Aug 29, 2011
If the "officials" would get off there hind ends and away from there chairs to REALLY INVESTIGATE they would find out that its not just hear say and gossip! What part do they not understand of take the children to doctors and let them be checked? These children needs adults to protect them and help them. The adults they are with are harming them physically and mentally! These children need normal lives like children should have! Lord please help these children from the dangers they are in!
QUESTION

Maryville, TN

#56 Aug 29, 2011
Can DCS not take these kids to a doctor to see if she has been messed with?
Concerned Mother

Cookeville, TN

#58 Aug 31, 2011
If anyone can. Please delete my post above off here for the protection of the children. Thank you!
no clue

Cookeville, TN

#59 Sep 1, 2011
Post can not be deleted. Unfortunately deleting any post on here is not going to protect the children. They are in worse danger than the post on here.
Get a life

Maryville, TN

#60 Sep 1, 2011
These kids have to live it. Y'all are talking shit about it is not Gona help a damn thing. Iam sure they get enough shit everyday at school then they have to go home in live in hell you people on here are causing most of this shit. If you want to do something about it do it! Don"t just talk shit! I wish all you topic people would get off your lazy ass and get a life other then talking shit about everyone you can.
curious

Cookeville, TN

#61 Oct 4, 2011
Ive heard a restraining order is on Wayne Harness now and it is to do with what has been going on with him and the oldest daughter. He is supposedly not allowed around Christy's children or his own. He has been seen on the property since he has been served with the papers, and Christy is still having contact with him and letting him hide his truck out and come back during thr night. I knw one thing if I was a mother and the person I was married to had a retraining order to stay away from my children for things that had been going on with the oldest child, I would sure as Hell not have any contact with him! To me it sounds like Christy is as much in this as Wayne is. That's an unfit mother to me. Dcs needs to open up and see now that Christy has been letting all of this go on.
sum ppl

Mount Juliet, TN

#62 Oct 23, 2011
She sounded REAL concerned on the news while sipping her milkshake or whatever the hell it was. Dont know about yall but if my kid had been taken by a man who supposively stabbed me & had been accused of sexually assaulting my children I wouldnt be able to speak much less do a tv interview while drinking a damn milkshake. She should be charged right there with him if she was really sneaking that man in her house.
DCS is all bull

Livingston, TN

#63 Oct 23, 2011
Well this is the truth about DCS in Overton county.
My kids were at their dad's house. My 10 yr old got a 2nd degree burn, and no medical treatment was sought by them. They were there for a week. It was almost healed when she came hme. then a week or so later when they were there for a week again, she stepped on a nail and it went through shoe. When she came home, she could barely walk. I asked her what was wrong and she showed me, and told me she had stepped on a nail.
Her foot was extremely swollen and RED, her toes were so swollen they looked like little sausages. I rushed her to the ER and it was so infected it was borderline on being blood poisioning. The hospital called DCS, when DCS found out the story by talkin to my daughter, and that she was not given medical treatment by them, THEY DID NOTHING. so yeah DCS in this county SUCKS
DCS is all bull

Livingston, TN

#64 Oct 23, 2011
But someone can say someone's house is nasty and they all up in there investigating.
A child can be in real danger, PHYSICAL danger, and nothing. Or a child can be EMOTIONALLY abused, and they do nothing. A child can be being called retard, stupid fat evil all sorts of stuff and they do nothing why is that?
bozo

Jamestown, TN

#65 Oct 24, 2011
Wondering wrote:
Is this the same Allen Harness that wrecked on a motorcycle on old 42? There was a motorcycle wreck on July 11, around 10:30 pm or so right up from my house, he had his young daughter with him. Don't think she was hurt much, but they called life flight in for him. They were telling that night that he didn't have his motorcycle license, because he hadn't had the bike long. If this is true, why was he out with this child knowing he had no license or insurance. Wondering what they charged him with?
I think the DCS dept. should be cancelled for the whole state . as it stands now they dont do anything to protect these children, so why have this dept. they are wanting to cut depts in the state so do away with this one and turn it over to the sheriff's dept.

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