jeff hicks got beat
interesting

Cookeville, TN

#23 Aug 4, 2012
next election wrote:
<quoted text>Are not several of our alder-people up for re-election in 2 years? If I remember correctly they are, Billy whalen, Rebecca Iquinta, Jeff Murphy and Hershel Bohannon? Should be very very interesting wouldn't you agree? I doubt very seriously if any of them run unopposed. Wonder who will run against them?
Aren't they "all" up for re-election in 2 yrs? I know several were re-elected this time, also, weren't they? I don't understand your point here.
True

Manchester, TN

#24 Aug 5, 2012
interesting wrote:
<quoted text> That is the truth! I have to wonder if all was being handled "properly" regarding the financial management, why is there a "rumor" that Office Bates is suing the town over dog food? Noone can find out much except the rumors. There is also supposed to be a lawsuit being held at city hall over the issues with the lady cop that they attempted to fire or something along that nature. Nobody was able to find out about that during the election, either. The lack of openness can only lead to concern! Maybe all of this will come up after the audit is in and we can look at just what stands "where" with our financial future.
Larry Bates has filed a lawsuit against the Town of Monterey. It was filed on 7-19-12 under fair labor standards. Rumor is that the lawsuit is for money owed to him for being the canine officer and that he was getting paid for that position for a few years. He is looking for back pay. Just type in Larry Bates Monterey, TN on any search engine and it should pull up for you. As for Sandra Cooper, she has filed something with the EEOC in Nashville and they are investigating the attack on her that took place earlier this year and the accusations against her. Just go up to city hall and ask these questions and they will tell you. This is all public knowledge.
well

Duncan, SC

#25 Aug 6, 2012
All of this rain came from the hicks ,cry me a river poor ol cry baby ! I heard that lowes sales baby bottles anything to it?
redneck n proud

Martin, TN

#26 Aug 6, 2012
True wrote:
<quoted text>
Larry Bates has filed a lawsuit against the Town of Monterey. It was filed on 7-19-12 under fair labor standards. Rumor is that the lawsuit is for money owed to him for being the canine officer and that he was getting paid for that position for a few years. He is looking for back pay. Just type in Larry Bates Monterey, TN on any search engine and it should pull up for you. As for Sandra Cooper, she has filed something with the EEOC in Nashville and they are investigating the attack on her that took place earlier this year and the accusations against her. Just go up to city hall and ask these questions and they will tell you. This is all public knowledge.
So if they win their suit, all the money will come from the ins. policy the city carries for this purpose. I guess that is good, but it doesn't seem that the police dept. has a policy in place for keeping the police satisfied with their jobs. "Could it be dirty politiks?"
Transparent People

Cookeville, TN

#27 Aug 6, 2012
well wrote:
All of this rain came from the hicks ,cry me a river poor ol cry baby ! I heard that lowes sales baby bottles anything to it?
I have heard most of the accusations against Mayor Hicks and Chief Phillips were done out of hatred and revenge with political gain for their ultimate goal. Jen Ten on another thread said how some people enjoy others misery and pain. You must be one of those people she was referring to. It becomes more obvious each day by the comments on here that those who yelled wrong doing had a reason other than "transparency"(one of their favorite words)and doing what was right for Monterey and the citizens. I'm sure this thread was started just to trash Jeff. It was started after the election along with Chris's thread so you could praise her and trash him. After the election this vicious attack would have faded out but you people have so much hatred and malice you become more TRANSPARENT each day. To say your only doing your job and have the best interest of Monterey and it's citizens at heart is nothing but a cover up to hopefully hide your true intent. They say misery loves misery, apparently you folks must lead an awful miserable life!
redneck n proud

Martin, TN

#28 Aug 6, 2012
Transparent People wrote:
<quoted text>I have heard most of the accusations against Mayor Hicks and Chief Phillips were done out of hatred and revenge with political gain for their ultimate goal. Jen Ten on another thread said how some people enjoy others misery and pain. You must be one of those people she was referring to. It becomes more obvious each day by the comments on here that those who yelled wrong doing had a reason other than "transparency"(one of their favorite words)and doing what was right for Monterey and the citizens. I'm sure this thread was started just to trash Jeff. It was started after the election along with Chris's thread so you could praise her and trash him. After the election this vicious attack would have faded out but you people have so much hatred and malice you become more TRANSPARENT each day. To say your only doing your job and have the best interest of Monterey and it's citizens at heart is nothing but a cover up to hopefully hide your true intent. They say misery loves misery, apparently you folks must lead an awful miserable life!
You could be right and then again you could be wrong. Personally I think everyone would like the truth for a change, instead of slandering someone just because you can, the truth hopefully will come out in spite of all the name calling.
eddiespaghetti

Tucson, AZ

#29 Aug 6, 2012
how can someone who claims 400 to IRS, go on cruises, disneyworld and numerous other trips when the make minimum wage at lowes, and ten something for showing up at meetings. he came into office, promised bullpucky and did nothing and where's his "good buddy" bates
interesting point

Cookeville, TN

#30 Aug 6, 2012
Transparent People wrote:
<quoted text>I have heard most of the accusations against Mayor Hicks and Chief Phillips were done out of hatred and revenge with political gain for their ultimate goal. Jen Ten on another thread said how some people enjoy others misery and pain. You must be one of those people she was referring to. It becomes more obvious each day by the comments on here that those who yelled wrong doing had a reason other than "transparency"(one of their favorite words)and doing what was right for Monterey and the citizens. I'm sure this thread was started just to trash Jeff. It was started after the election along with Chris's thread so you could praise her and trash him. After the election this vicious attack would have faded out but you people have so much hatred and malice you become more TRANSPARENT each day. To say your only doing your job and have the best interest of Monterey and it's citizens at heart is nothing but a cover up to hopefully hide your true intent. They say misery loves misery, apparently you folks must lead an awful miserable life!
Actually, I have heard quite a different story. You are going to hear only what you want to hear because you are having a hard time accepting the reality of this election and the reality that the citizens have spoken. From my "neck of the woods" no one had anything negative at all to say about the chief of police until this started. Perhaps his complicity in it is because someone up there wants his job? Anything is possible.
Transparent People

Cookeville, TN

#31 Aug 6, 2012
interesting point wrote:
<quoted text> Actually, I have heard quite a different story. You are going to hear only what you want to hear because you are having a hard time accepting the reality of this election and the reality that the citizens have spoken. From my "neck of the woods" no one had anything negative at all to say about the chief of police until this started. Perhaps his complicity in it is because someone up there wants his job? Anything is possible.
I don't have a problem with the election at all. Do you? I am sure just like you I won 1 and lost 1 vote. One of my candidates Richard Godsey beat out your candidate Jeff Murphy by 73 votes, and your candidate Chris Weist won over Jeff H. by a mere 14 votes. When a candidate loses by that little especially with everything he has been put through it lets us know even though the citizens have spoken Jeff H. still has a lot of supporters and people who doesn't believe your accusations. Choosing to call in Phil and putting Monterey on public display gave many of Monterey's citizens a different perspective of your actions. I believe your the one with a problem accepting the reality Monterey didn't want J. Murphy for their mayor and some of his supporters have probably ruined any chance he will ever have to hold another political office in town. I know there are several in office who will never get another vote from some of Monterey's citizens. Extremely bad choices were made by those who tried to justify their actions by saying they owed it to the citizens, HOGWASH! Just as you all keep repeating, "the truth will come out". I'm sure you already have a plan B to find fault in case plan A fails. Just the kind of small town government we need. Kind of like the old KKK hang first ask questions later if at all.
interesting point

Cookeville, TN

#32 Aug 6, 2012
Transparent People wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have a problem with the election at all. Do you? I am sure just like you I won 1 and lost 1 vote. One of my candidates Richard Godsey beat out your candidate Jeff Murphy by 73 votes, and your candidate Chris Weist won over Jeff H. by a mere 14 votes. When a candidate loses by that little especially with everything he has been put through it lets us know even though the citizens have spoken Jeff H. still has a lot of supporters and people who doesn't believe your accusations. Choosing to call in Phil and putting Monterey on public display gave many of Monterey's citizens a different perspective of your actions. I believe your the one with a problem accepting the reality Monterey didn't want J. Murphy for their mayor and some of his supporters have probably ruined any chance he will ever have to hold another political office in town. I know there are several in office who will never get another vote from some of Monterey's citizens. Extremely bad choices were made by those who tried to justify their actions by saying they owed it to the citizens, HOGWASH! Just as you all keep repeating, "the truth will come out". I'm sure you already have a plan B to find fault in case plan A fails. Just the kind of small town government we need. Kind of like the old KKK hang first ask questions later if at all.
You have A GREAT MANY PROBLEMS with the election results; who do you think you're kiddin?! The people who wanted Richard Godsey to be the new mayor are HAPPY, you are NOT HAPPY. Your whole problem is because Jeff Hicks lost against Chris Weist, IN SPITE of the fact that he was already in place as MAYOR for the last two years...by only 2 votes, at that. How many people actually wanted Jeff Hicks for mayor OR for alderman? It doesn't matter. He lost, and Not because of any dirty politics, no matter how hard you find that to accept. I have a great deal of confidence that the aldermen will get along FINE with Mr. Godsey, during the next two years!
YoLame

Morrison, TN

#33 Aug 6, 2012
Transparent People wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have a problem with the election at all. Do you? I am sure just like you I won 1 and lost 1 vote. One of my candidates Richard Godsey beat out your candidate Jeff Murphy by 73 votes, and your candidate Chris Weist won over Jeff H. by a mere 14 votes. When a candidate loses by that little especially with everything he has been put through it lets us know even though the citizens have spoken Jeff H. still has a lot of supporters and people who doesn't believe your accusations. Choosing to call in Phil and putting Monterey on public display gave many of Monterey's citizens a different perspective of your actions. I believe your the one with a problem accepting the reality Monterey didn't want J. Murphy for their mayor and some of his supporters have probably ruined any chance he will ever have to hold another political office in town. I know there are several in office who will never get another vote from some of Monterey's citizens. Extremely bad choices were made by those who tried to justify their actions by saying they owed it to the citizens, HOGWASH! Just as you all keep repeating, "the truth will come out". I'm sure you already have a plan B to find fault in case plan A fails. Just the kind of small town government we need. Kind of like the old KKK hang first ask questions later if at all.
What is your beef with Jeff Murphy? What has he done to you? He hasn't trashed anyone! He hasn't tried to bully or pick on anyone! I believe he is the victim of bullying and being trashed! I don't consider 72 votes a big loss! If everyone between the ages of 18 and 40 were registered to vote I believe Mr Murphy would have won! Stop being a butt face and get over it!! Jeff Murphy wasn't running against Jeff hicks! Jeff Murphy wasn't the reason Phil Williams came to Monterey and had nothing to benefit from it! I'm sure Bates' accomplishments along with Chief Phillips' was just as embarrassing to him as it was to everyone!!
Duh

Crossville, TN

#34 Aug 6, 2012
looks like the ones on here bad mouthing the police, the mayor, and the town of monterey, are not happy with their lives!! So what have you got hid in your closets that we can find and ruin your reputation or your so called good image? 90% of the people that are on here doing the bad mouthing are the ones that voted for that person!!! when they find out who all you are and put your dirty laundry on here, lets see how you handle it!! You all have a nice night and dont let the bed bugs bite!! Peace out!
seeking answers

Martin, TN

#35 Aug 6, 2012
Duh wrote:
looks like the ones on here bad mouthing the police, the mayor, and the town of monterey, are not happy with their lives!! So what have you got hid in your closets that we can find and ruin your reputation or your so called good image? 90% of the people that are on here doing the bad mouthing are the ones that voted for that person!!! when they find out who all you are and put your dirty laundry on here, lets see how you handle it!! You all have a nice night and dont let the bed bugs bite!! Peace out!
Please can you tell me how I can find out who is posting all this trash? I would truely like to know.
Duh

Crossville, TN

#36 Aug 6, 2012
just go to the town meetings and you will see most of the trash!
interesting point

Cookeville, TN

#37 Aug 6, 2012
seeking answers wrote:
<quoted text>Please can you tell me how I can find out who is posting all this trash? I would truely like to know.
Definitely a sore-loser, a poor loser, and a very emotionally immature person. Most likely someone who thoroughly expected to win up until the end of the election, when that approached there were no "aces in the hole" like in the last election, but that's just my opinion.
interesting

Cookeville, TN

#38 Aug 6, 2012
True wrote:
<quoted text>
Larry Bates has filed a lawsuit against the Town of Monterey. It was filed on 7-19-12 under fair labor standards. Rumor is that the lawsuit is for money owed to him for being the canine officer and that he was getting paid for that position for a few years. He is looking for back pay. Just type in Larry Bates Monterey, TN on any search engine and it should pull up for you. As for Sandra Cooper, she has filed something with the EEOC in Nashville and they are investigating the attack on her that took place earlier this year and the accusations against her. Just go up to city hall and ask these questions and they will tell you. This is all public knowledge.
I am curious as to why he waited until NOW to file, after Jeff Hicks is not with the city government anymore? Did anyone know of a problem he had with the town before this?
YoLame

Morrison, TN

#39 Aug 6, 2012
Duh wrote:
looks like the ones on here bad mouthing the police, the mayor, and the town of monterey, are not happy with their lives!! So what have you got hid in your closets that we can find and ruin your reputation or your so called good image? 90% of the people that are on here doing the bad mouthing are the ones that voted for that person!!! when they find out who all you are and put your dirty laundry on here, lets see how you handle it!! You all have a nice night and dont let the bed bugs bite!! Peace out!
It is really sad that there can't be a fair election without all the trash talk!! I wish all of the Alderman and Mayor the best of luck! I would not trade being a nobody for their job! People are just too downright cruel!!
been around

Martin, TN

#40 Aug 6, 2012
interesting wrote:
<quoted text> I am curious as to why he waited until NOW to file, after Jeff Hicks is not with the city government anymore? Did anyone know of a problem he had with the town before this?
It stated he filed 7/19/12 could he have known the mayor was going to lose? It didn't become public til after the election was over, although it was supposed to be public knowledge, would like to know more about the other officer case, like when it was filed.
seeking answers

Martin, TN

#41 Aug 6, 2012
Duh wrote:
just go to the town meetings and you will see most of the trash!
That wouldn't tell me who said what. Duh!
Transparent People

Cookeville, TN

#42 Aug 6, 2012
interesting wrote:
<quoted text> I am curious as to why he waited until NOW to file, after Jeff Hicks is not with the city government anymore? Did anyone know of a problem he had with the town before this?
Jeff Hicks is still Mayor until Mayor elect Richard Godsey takes office in Oct. Bates didn't wait until Jeff Hicks was out of office. Why do you all want to connect Mayor Hicks with everything? Possibly is it just pure old meanness? Grow up, stop trying to dig up dirt. It is quite apparent what your intent is and becomes more obvious with each slur against him. At least have the decency to get your facts straight to satisfy your curiosity before you start in. Actually I believe the same person is doing most of the negative comments and even answering himself or herself under different names. Extremely childish antics wouldn't you agree?

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