be real

Deer Lodge, TN

#62 Feb 23, 2013
sick n tired wrote:
Count me in. The first one needs kicked out is Lying Jack Lay. He has personally just about ruined me from sheer negligence as mayor. Had my home destroyed and he wouldnt even talk to me though it was his responsibility. Yes I can and may still take him to court. But want to see his butt kicked out for sure. Even the commissioners said they are tired of him lying to the people.
If you have a legal right to take him to court, DO IT. AND IF YOU CAN, TAKE THE CITY ALDERMEN WITH HIM. I don't know why, people keep on voting for him and all the aldermen that are in office.
HEY

Huntsville, TN

#63 Feb 26, 2013
Im with you, This county is never going to grow into anything as long as certain people are in there calling the shots.
rainmaker

Lancing, TN

#64 Feb 26, 2013
Football Fan wrote:
Lol. This thread is hilarious.
Before you folks get carried away with petitions and a charter form of government -- things you clearly know nothing about -- let's ask a few questions.
#1, I attend or watch every meeting of the county commission in tv. Except for hospital employees or someone who is wanting to complain about a road, there's never anyone there speaking up about any issue. Why?
#2, since no one in office is doing anything right, what's your solution to improving Scott County? How are you going to lower taxes, reduce crime, grow jobs?
#3, if all of our elected officials here are related or from the same "political families," please outline these relationships.
The average income of the county commission is under $30,000/yr. so much for the "rich" ruling us. With the exception of the county mayor, no elected county official could have been considered wealthy by any standard when taking office.
For years people have used forums like this to try to invent a boogeyman that is intentionally oppressing the people by keeping away jobs and hampering progress. This is the same song, different verse.
Want to make a difference? Get off your ass and get to work. Put your ideas on the table. Otherwise, sit here and cheerlead each other about some silly petition or a charter form of government that's never going to happen. And get nowhere. Notice that every response so far has been "LET ME KNOW WHEN THIS HAPPENS!!!"? I haven't see anyone yet who has said "I'm going to do this, I'm going to take the bull by the horns, here are my ideas for making things better." Which is why things never change and why substandard politicians do get reelected.
Go ahead. Flame away. Throw me some negative icons up there. You know you want to. You also now I'm right. You ain't going to do anything. Except gripe and complain. And whine because someone else has worked to better themselves and makes more money than you do. Which begs the question: who is really impeding progress around here? Them? Or you?
I cannot believe the county commissioners make aprox.$%30,000 annually. You mean us tax payers are paying those incompetent commissioners that kind of money to do nothing. This is not even a full time job. I work a full time job and only make $32,000 with and associates degree. WOW, now that I know what they make you will see my name on the ballot next election. BUT, I will be doing something to earn that $30,000 and my first job as a commissioner will be to decrease the commissioners' pay to $6,000 and I will work much harder making that $6,000 than this group is doing.$6,000 should more than cover the few meetings that last only a couple of hours and traveling expenses. Gosh guys, these guys should be so ashamed of themselves...doing nothing and making more then most full time employed citizens of Scott County. I AM AMAZED!!
Know

Oneida, TN

#65 Feb 26, 2013
WEll don't be to surprised. Do you know if they serve I think 2 full terms maybe it's 3 they get a full retirement. Yes, just like you work for a company for 40 years. Full retirement. Don't count all that under the table money either. Heck I think I'ma run next time boys!
Know

Oneida, TN

#66 Feb 26, 2013
Find this Lady! I'd say she'd make a damn fine Mayor!

A Scott County group is halfway to its fundraising goal to build a special needs playground at Oneida City Park.

Amy Martin formed the group "Play With No Boundaries" almost three years ago.

It started because she wanted her son, Joseph, who lives with developmental delays, to be able to play with his siblings at the playground.

"The other three kids always like coming to the park to play and when he started walking it was almost impossible to bring him because of the uneven surfaces," Martin said.

So far, they have raised about $87,000. It will take $166,000 to build the playground.

The playground will replace the old volleyball court at Oneida City Park.

It will be enclosed with ramps, fully supported swings, and a rubber surface.

"Our county [Scott] has had double digit unemployment for several years. We lost our largest factory almost two years ago and last year our hospital shut down. So I think we've accomplished a lot. It's just going to take more than what we have," Martin said.

Martin is hopeful funds can be raised to complete the playground within the next year.

If you would like to help, more information can be found at www.playwithnoboundaries.org .
Citizen

Charlotte, NC

#67 Mar 2, 2013
There are alot of GOOD people out there that would do great jobs. I know one lady that I would bet money she would get jobs and factories into this area, but because she does not have connections, she would never stand a chance at being elected. It is time that the people of the county get rid of the who is who group and get the I will do the job RIGHT people in.
Citizen

Strunk, KY

#68 Mar 2, 2013
We should hold these men accountable for their actions. Think they would like a unlawful death suit slapped on them? How many people have died befor they could get to a hospital ?All because they can't Agree on anything
Football Fan

Helenwood, TN

#69 Mar 2, 2013
rainmaker wrote:
<quoted text>I cannot believe the county commissioners make aprox.$%30,000 annually. You mean us tax payers are paying those incompetent commissioners that kind of money to do nothing. This is not even a full time job. I work a full time job and only make $32,000 with and associates degree. WOW, now that I know what they make you will see my name on the ballot next election. BUT, I will be doing something to earn that $30,000 and my first job as a commissioner will be to decrease the commissioners' pay to $6,000 and I will work much harder making that $6,000 than this group is doing.$6,000 should more than cover the few meetings that last only a couple of hours and traveling expenses. Gosh guys, these guys should be so ashamed of themselves...doing nothing and making more then most full time employed citizens of Scott County. I AM AMAZED!!
Nice thought. I'd like to see someone introduce a resolution to lower commissioners' pay myself. But your resolution isn't gonna do much good because that $6,000 number is about what they're making now. They make somewhere in the neighborhood of $550/month. Whoever is telling you they make $30,000/year is feeding you a line of BS.
Football Fan

Helenwood, TN

#70 Mar 2, 2013
Citizen wrote:
We should hold these men accountable for their actions. Think they would like a unlawful death suit slapped on them? How many people have died befor they could get to a hospital ?All because they can't Agree on anything
Really? They voted 11-3 to give the hospital to Promen. They voted 13-0 a few weeks ago to give Promen more time to get the money. Seems to me that they're agreeing just fine. Their mistake was AGREEING on Promen in the first place.
CitizenX

Huntsville, TN

#71 Mar 2, 2013
What was the reason they agreed with this no name company that had never before even ran a hospital over several companies that could have went to work from day 1?

Then they let the thing ride for 7 - months waiting on the lying venture vultures to bring them some money. Well, they are either are complete idiots or maybe Promen promised them something nice in return? I would like to know the reason behind the decision. Why not question each and every one of them one at a time and see what they liked about Promen? I guarantee that somethings in the punch bowl that we are not seeing?

Lets see if any companies come a bidding this time? Betcha the company that gets the contract this time will have a big fat present for our great elected commissioners or someone somewhere will be getting some promised favors!
Football Fan

Helenwood, TN

#72 Mar 2, 2013
CitizenX wrote:
What was the reason they agreed with this no name company that had never before even ran a hospital over several companies that could have went to work from day 1?
Then they let the thing ride for 7 - months waiting on the lying venture vultures to bring them some money. Well, they are either are complete idiots or maybe Promen promised them something nice in return? I would like to know the reason behind the decision. Why not question each and every one of them one at a time and see what they liked about Promen? I guarantee that somethings in the punch bowl that we are not seeing?
Lets see if any companies come a bidding this time? Betcha the company that gets the contract this time will have a big fat present for our great elected commissioners or someone somewhere will be getting some promised favors!
Actually, there weren't "several" companies that could have opened the hospital immediately. There was 1: Pioneer Health. The other firm would've been a startup funded by local investors, just like SM Promen is a startup funded by investors. Those were the 3 companies that came to the bargaining table. And, truthfully, if the commissioners had voted for Pioneer, the hospital would not be open right now. The agreement between the commissioners and SM Promen was not made until October. The review period took a month and a half. Then it would have taken another 6-12 weeks to get the hospital open. In the best case scenario, we would still be a few weeks away from opening the hospital.

As for why the commissioners voted for SM Promen, the answer is simple and it has nothing to do with anyone receiving a kickback or a payoff from SM Promen. Think about it. One ex-commissioner who did not vote for SM Promen (Greasy Garrett) has criticized the other commissioners over and over for their vote. If SM Promen had approached him with a kickback for his vote, he would have already exposed them. No, the reason the commissioners chose SM Promen is simply because that is who the hospital employees wanted and they let the hospital employees dictate their vote.
duh

Rockingham, NC

#73 Mar 3, 2013
Football Fan, I think we all know who you are and where your loyalties lie. No need to keep defending the county officials and pushing your opinion. WE ALL KNOW IT BY NOW! Go find a good news story or something and quit beating a dead horse.
carmon

Huntsville, TN

#74 Mar 3, 2013
Duh, who is football fan? I know he is always up on laws and what is going on in the county but I haven't exactly put my finger on it. First thought maybe a local attorney but now I'm not sure.
Citizen

Norwood, NC

#75 Mar 3, 2013
Footall fan is a know it all that likes to see his name in print. If he knew as much as he thinks he knows then he would be a GENIUS.
carmon

Huntsville, TN

#76 Mar 3, 2013
it sounds like someone is trying to say it is Ben Garrett or Paul Strunk????? Not really sure who it is
Warning

Duluth, GA

#77 Mar 3, 2013
Capitol Theatre/Capitol Media are CROOKS
Adam Tyler Claiborne is a THIEF and CON ARTIST
Everyone needs to be aware of a DirecTV door to door salesman. He is a con-artist and thief. His common scams are offering of promotions that you will not get, false pricing,$100.00 referrals from other account holders that you will never see. He has stolen cash money from several consumers. There are police reports filed in 3 counties for theft from this guy. Another big scam is offering to pay off your existing contract of service you are in if you switch to DirecTV, only to find out that he will not pay it off. There are still customers that call me about this scam artist and thief. His biggest targets are Dish Network customers, elderly people and those without internet. You should warn friends and family that may not have the ability to see these warnings. Post about it on your Facebook pages. I worked as a contractor for this thief for 9 months and saw many things. I had to quit due to these crimes he committed. He has told people that they failed a credit check from the use of their social security numbers and had them pay cash that should not have been paid. They have operated under a fake business name for many years called Capitol Media. Only recently have they registered it as a DBA name due to my postings of their crimes and fraud. They have charged many consumers an illegal $35.00 shipping and handling fee. They have broke door to door laws for years in many states. This guy goes by the name “Ty Claiborne” but real name is Adam Tyler Claiborne. Google it. Just had a consumer call me that was installed only 6 months ago that told me that “Ty” promised him he would pay off his $380.00 Dish Network contract and “Ty” has avoided him and so far still has not paid him this money. These are all white collar crimes called “Fraud by Deception” and should be reported to authorities. This man found me by Google search for Capitol Media. The real dealership name of this business has been “Capitol Theatre, LLC” which is not a registered LLC name with the Secretary of State. They have tried to hide it as “Capitol Media” so it would not be associated with the Capitol Theatre in downtown Maryville, TN. They are the same owner. They are CROOKS!
This is really not for discussion. This posting is a WARNING for consumers in my community and all surrounding counties and states. These are facts and I have plenty of them. If you have done business with them and had a good experience, that is great. Many consumers have been defrauded and stolen from. If you still want to do business with them, make sure you get proper documentation from him while he is at your home. That would be door to door law contract of 3 day cancellation period, his business information of office address and business phone number, not just his personal cell phone number. Ask to see the results of your credit check on his computer when he keys in your social. If you have doubts of his offerings, call DirecTV customer service at 1-800-531-5000 to verify what he is telling you. DON’T pay him anything in CASH! Make sure you get a RECEIPT for everything. This is a WARNING!
Football Fan

Helenwood, TN

#78 Mar 3, 2013
Lol. Sure, why not? Take your pick. Along with Jeff Tibbals, George Potter, Mark Love and everyone else I have been accused of being on here.
Football Fan

Helenwood, TN

#79 Mar 3, 2013
It is a bit interesting though that you get so upset because I pointed out that the commissioners do not make $30,000 a year. All I've done is point out the mistruths that are posted here. A couple of you repeatedly take issue of that and always try to figure out who I am based on what the topic is at the time. Sorry, I'm just someone who lives in Scott County who keeps up with what is happening. You don't have to be related to anyone or in county office to keep up with what is happening in Scott County. We have a radio station, two TV stations and two newspapers here. Spreading rumors about commissioners making $30,000 a year or Jamie Cotton running drugs from Florida to Scott County really do not serve anyone.
CitizenX

Huntsville, TN

#80 Mar 3, 2013
Football Fan wrote:
It is a bit interesting though that you get so upset because I pointed out that the commissioners do not make $30,000 a year. All I've done is point out the mistruths that are posted here. A couple of you repeatedly take issue of that and always try to figure out who I am based on what the topic is at the time. Sorry, I'm just someone who lives in Scott County who keeps up with what is happening. You don't have to be related to anyone or in county office to keep up with what is happening in Scott County. We have a radio station, two TV stations and two newspapers here. Spreading rumors about commissioners making $30,000 a year or Jamie Cotton running drugs from Florida to Scott County really do not serve anyone.
Some rumors true some false I agree. For the most part rumors never serve anyone or anything but just negative. I think what the people of this county want is change. They are tired of the good buddy family system that seems to have put us here. They want a leader, they want a government that will do what is right instead of for their buddy or what is in it for them. At the rate things are going I wonder if we will have much of a county left in 2 years and thats what it will be before the voters can try again. It's the peoples fault as much as the Govt. because the people put them there and are not putting an effort to help. Where are citizens going to county meetings or calling or petitioning their leaders for change? Instead everyone sets back and accepts what's coming down the pipe!

I don't really care the ID of Football Fan. If we knew he was not one of them or on the take with them I'd vote for him for Mayor. At least he sounds intelligent which is far from what I can say that our local Governments have shown lately!
Janice L

Huntsville, TN

#81 Mar 3, 2013
One thing that bothers me is that now they are wanting to build a "free farmers" market for $50,000 out by the jail on Scott High drive. They will then start to charge the farmers a fee to display their goods to sell.
Leave them alone on the courthouse mall and let them set up for free. The only thing that they are bothering is Brimstone, which is fine by me. We will be paying for the $50,000 Free Farmers Market, so drop it and let them stay at the courthouse.

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