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yea

Clarksville, TN

#42 May 17, 2012
The reason there is no jobs is because the officials try to control what companies pay that want to come to scott county, among other things. Bottom line they dont want any jobs in this county. If there were jobs the county would build up, and this is unacceptable. They want this county to be a retirement and to promote tourism, whatever the cost. What the future holds and what they want is this; people will move to find work, the county hits a spiral downward which then will drive the cost of land down. This is good because better too buy land for retirement and to promote tourism. Raise taxes, add new taxes, whatever it takes so people will move and land will go down. Then when tourism hits a high and retirement is in place. Land will go up to a ridiculous price. HAS ANYONE NOT NOTICED ALL THE BUY YOUR LAND SIGNS PUT UP ALL OVER THE COUNTY. Keep the people poor and uneducated. If anything is to be done about this countys problems, get rid of every official in office, especially the commissioners. All of River RD in Huntsville is mostly owned by Brimstones finest and the Howards. Cabins everywhere. Officals of this county want it to go down so it can be one big recreation area. Of course they wont say that.
Football Fan

Wartburg, TN

#43 May 17, 2012
yea wrote:
The reason there is no jobs is because the officials try to control what companies pay that want to come to scott county, among other things. Bottom line they dont want any jobs in this county. If there were jobs the county would build up, and this is unacceptable. They want this county to be a retirement and to promote tourism, whatever the cost. What the future holds and what they want is this; people will move to find work, the county hits a spiral downward which then will drive the cost of land down. This is good because better too buy land for retirement and to promote tourism. Raise taxes, add new taxes, whatever it takes so people will move and land will go down. Then when tourism hits a high and retirement is in place. Land will go up to a ridiculous price. HAS ANYONE NOT NOTICED ALL THE BUY YOUR LAND SIGNS PUT UP ALL OVER THE COUNTY. Keep the people poor and uneducated.
LOL. There was a second shooter on the grassy knoll, the feds are hiding alien creatures at Area 51 in Nevada, Elvis ain't dead, we never walked on the moon, and Scott County leaders want to prevent jobs from coming here. The great conspiracy theories of our time.

This conspiracy theory that Scott County government officials don't want jobs to come here is regurgitated on Topix about once a week. Yet there has never been anyone offer a shred of proof to support it. Instead they try to write off anyone who offers proof to refute it as idiots. The same will happen with this post. It'll be judged clueless, nuts, etc., and someone will tell me not to believe everything I read and hear.

I won't bother repeating everything I've said on this subject on other threads. Suffice it to say that those who want to believe that our government is suppressing its citizens aren't too interested in proof to begin with. If you believe that's the case, fine. But you owe it to yourself to dig into the matter and find out what the truth is.

The truth is that even if this conspiracy theory were true, there's no way it would've been kept a secret. Just in the past 10 years, there have been 25 different people who have served on the county commission, and three different county mayors. That's 28 people who would have to be involved with these decisions, plus their spouses and close friends in whom they confide. Throw in other county entities involved in industrial recruitment - the IDB and the chamber of commerce - and their spouses, and that number swells to well over 4 dozen. And yet no one has stepped up and said anything? No county mayor or commissioner who has been beaten in the election has been bitter enough to step forward and say, listen, folks, these guys are intentionally keeping you poor?

If our government is interested in nothing except promoting tourism, show me the last time they did anything to promote tourism enough. Is everyone aware that the state passed a bill called an Adventure Tourism bill, and it makes it easier for counties to promote tourism? Is everyone aware that this bill was tailored specifically with Brimstone Recreation in mind? And is everyone aware that while Campbell County is working on setting up adventure tourism zones as the bill allows, Scott County's leaders have not acted on it, even though it was intended by state legislators to help Scott County? Did you know that some of the Brimstone Rec folks are currently irritated at the county because they don't think the county is doing enough to help them? Have you ever noticed that every time the Big South Fork comes up in a county commission meeting, it is because the commissioners are opposing the park in some way? If our leaders'#1 goal is to promote tourism, they must be totally incompetent.

By the way: I drive these Scott County roads every day. I've yet to see a sign where someone is wanting to buy anyone's land.
resident

Lebanon, VA

#44 May 18, 2012
Football Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. There was a second shooter on the grassy knoll, the feds are hiding alien creatures at Area 51 in Nevada, Elvis ain't dead, we never walked on the moon, and Scott County leaders want to prevent jobs from coming here. The great conspiracy theories of our time.
This conspiracy theory that Scott County government officials don't want jobs to come here is regurgitated on Topix about once a week. Yet there has never been anyone offer a shred of proof to support it. Instead they try to write off anyone who offers proof to refute it as idiots. The same will happen with this post. It'll be judged clueless, nuts, etc., and someone will tell me not to believe everything I read and hear.
I won't bother repeating everything I've said on this subject on other threads. Suffice it to say that those who want to believe that our government is suppressing its citizens aren't too interested in proof to begin with. If you believe that's the case, fine. But you owe it to yourself to dig into the matter and find out what the truth is.
The truth is that even if this conspiracy theory were true, there's no way it would've been kept a secret. Just in the past 10 years, there have been 25 different people who have served on the county commission, and three different county mayors. That's 28 people who would have to be involved with these decisions, plus their spouses and close friends in whom they confide. Throw in other county entities involved in industrial recruitment - the IDB and the chamber of commerce - and their spouses, and that number swells to well over 4 dozen. And yet no one has stepped up and said anything? No county mayor or commissioner who has been beaten in the election has been bitter enough to step forward and say, listen, folks, these guys are intentionally keeping you poor?
If our government is interested in nothing except promoting tourism, show me the last time they did anything to promote tourism enough. Is everyone aware that the state passed a bill called an Adventure Tourism bill, and it makes it easier for counties to promote tourism? Is everyone aware that this bill was tailored specifically with Brimstone Recreation in mind? And is everyone aware that while Campbell County is working on setting up adventure tourism zones as the bill allows, Scott County's leaders have not acted on it, even though it was intended by state legislators to help Scott County? Did you know that some of the Brimstone Rec folks are currently irritated at the county because they don't think the county is doing enough to help them? Have you ever noticed that every time the Big South Fork comes up in a county commission meeting, it is because the commissioners are opposing the park in some way? If our leaders'#1 goal is to promote tourism, they must be totally incompetent.
By the way: I drive these Scott County roads every day. I've yet to see a sign where someone is wanting to buy anyone's land.
you must be one of those educated fools that is helping promote tourism, if anyone pays close attention, it is obvious what is going on
resident

Lebanon, VA

#45 May 18, 2012
Wonder why Less Winnigham did not get back in office? uuuuuuhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Football Fan

Wartburg, TN

#46 May 18, 2012
resident wrote:
<quoted text> you must be one of those educated fools that is helping promote tourism, if anyone pays close attention, it is obvious what is going on
Who is promoting tourism? Look around you. No one is promoting tourism. There is a billboard in the middle of Oneida that advertises Brimstone's Memorial Day festival. I'm told that the chamber of commerce owns that billboard. So, near as I can tell, the chamber of commerce are the only people in Scott County promoting tourism. The Big South Fork park sits out there west of Oneida and nobody ever talks about it. The Independent Herald runs some stories about it, the chamber of commerce calls its headquarters the Big South Fork Visitors Center, but aside from that, no one is promoting it. The same can't be said for Fentress County, which is promoting the park big time. Even Cumberland County is promoting it and they're 50 miles away. Their only connection to the Big South Fork is that folks coming from the west to the Big South Fork will exit at Crossville. They are using that to their advantage.
When is the last time you heard tourism come up in a meeting of Scott County's commissioners? When is the last time you heard any local official mention anything about tourism?
The problem isn't that Scott County is promoting its tourism. The problem is that Scott County ISN'T promoting its tourism.
I'm not too educated. I don't even have a college degree. But that doesn't mean I'm an idiot. And only a fool doesn't promote his resources. As the "working ladies" used to say, "Flaunt what you got."

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#47 May 18, 2012
Staci, don't worry about the hospital closing. It will all work out for the best. Be more concerned with the people managing the purse strings so that history doesn't repeat itself.
sick of it

Wartburg, TN

#48 May 19, 2012
Hey, at least we have 6-8 damn schools, some with major upgrades! Our children need all this wonderful education for all the jobs waiting for them in this county! But I guess they don't need a hospital. this county is hopeless and our officials are a damn joke! Wake up people!
KGC

United States

#49 May 25, 2012
To be honest I don't think that there is anyone in this county worth electing. They are all a bunch of greedy SOBs if they are not before they are elected they will be when they take the office. This county has always been a mess and according to statistics the worst county in TN and probably the U.S. as a whole.

I don't see it getting any better. And one thing is certain, when the federal governments stops, sending grants to the county and stops all of the welfare, food stamps and other handouts to the lazy worthless welfare trash that make up 90% of the population of this county it will get a lot worse!

Think about it where would this county be without the government checks. You know the food stamps, welfare, SSI, HUD ect. What would you do if you government (tax payer funded)handout,I mean check stopped coming?
Citizen

Wartburg, TN

#50 May 25, 2012
We are not cursed, but we will not be blessed as long as our county residents live for themselves and neglect the One who gives all good gifts. Why should God, who has given is only son to die for our sins, bless a people, whether locally or nationally, that have turned their backs on Him?

We have said, and I have read from many on this website, that we do not need a god to help us. We do not believe in God. If God loves then why is this or that happening? Well, He is finally letting us live the way we want, without Him and so without Him their are no blessings. How is it going for us so far?
not mean

Oneida, TN

#51 May 25, 2012
Citizen wrote:
We are not cursed, but we will not be blessed as long as our county residents live for themselves and neglect the One who gives all good gifts. Why should God, who has given is only son to die for our sins, bless a people, whether locally or nationally, that have turned their backs on Him?
We have said, and I have read from many on this website, that we do not need a god to help us. We do not believe in God. If God loves then why is this or that happening? Well, He is finally letting us live the way we want, without Him and so without Him their are no blessings. How is it going for us so far?
Nope. God turned over all judgement to his son. Jesus never come to condemn, but to save. The nations that are richest are of another God, or atheist. For example Jordan, China (whom we owe), and the oil rich Arab countries.
Dwayne Crabtree

Wartburg, TN

#52 May 26, 2012
sick of it wrote:
Hey, at least we have 6-8 damn schools, some with major upgrades! Our children need all this wonderful education for all the jobs waiting for them in this county! But I guess they don't need a hospital. this county is hopeless and our officials are a damn joke! Wake up people!
I agree 100%
Dwayne Crabtree

Wartburg, TN

#53 May 26, 2012
not mean wrote:
<quoted text> Nope. God turned over all judgement to his son. Jesus never come to condemn, but to save. The nations that are richest are of another God, or atheist. For example Jordan, China (whom we owe), and the oil rich Arab countries.
the only riches those people have are here on earth but when Jesus returns them people we wish they would have followed a different God because they will be rich no more in hell.

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