Stop the Good Ole Boys
Citizens Oversight Group

United States

#1 May 20, 2006
The time has come to Stop The Good Ole Boys, or GOBS as we like to call then, and their fearless and brainless leader Larry Waters.

Mr. James Meyers, who just moved into the area a little over a year ago, has already seen their acts of stupidity first hand and has formed a group Called The Friends Of Wears Valley. Jim is on the ball and has been very influential is getting our State Elected Leaders to see the GOB problem.

It seems Sevier County has no building codes and restrictions and as long as you get the blessing of Charlie Blalock to do your road work you can build just about anything here. This could not be more evident than the Smoky Mountain Resort fiasco on Wears Valley Rd.

A Florida Corporation bought some land from one of our local GOBS that was on a 40 degree incline. This land is really not useful for any thing except mountain goats. However, the Florida Corporation built several cabins and created a massive EPA Disaster. Some one forgot about gravity and the separate septic tanks seeped raw sewage right in Waldens Creek. The EPA had to step in and put a halt to the project.

Their no end to what the GOBS will do for a buck. They think they own this county and that could not be farther from the truth. We are going to put an end to that in short order. The first and foremost method is to stop the flow of Federal Money into the area. We are doing this with Tennessee State Senator Finney. By showing the Federal Government how the money is simply being wasted by the GOBS and their Fearless leader Larry Waters will put a big kibosh on the process of self destruction of Sevier County.

Just go for a ride some Sunday and see the destruction for yourself be created by the likes of Star-crest, Covered Bridge and just look at the cabins stacked on on top of another and the shoddy construction.

We can stop this, not a local level but on a Federal Level. The days of the GOBS are over and it is time to stop them in their tracks. That is exactly what all of us intend to do. It is our children's future and we are never going to let the sheer stupidity of the GOBS take it away.

The Citizens Oversight Group, watching those that watch you.
Citizens Oversight Group

United States

#4 May 21, 2006
See part two for the rest of the story.
twisted titans

AOL

#6 May 21, 2006
Bill wrote:
you need to talk to your buddy, edward proffit,..... he is selling land for cabins. he is so ignorant, as a matter of fact, his spelling is worse than yours.
He said, "they think they no better then us what to do with (ARE) land"
I stayed in a cabin in a newer development near Pigeon Forge about 8 years ago. It was beautiful but I was dismayed at the same time. It was really nice to wake up smelling the pine trees, listening to the birds and watching the sun rise over the mountains, but all the construction does so much damage to the environment and I couldn't help but think that more of that land should just be preserved in its natural state.
Citizens Oversight Group

Dillon, SC

#7 May 22, 2006
In response to your post. In that 8 years, hundreds of new cabins have been built. Since Sevier County does dot have building codes, large out of state corporations have come in and stripmined the tops of the Mountains with Match Box cabins that are built right on top of one another.

This is just a GOB Need for Greed. The land being used is on a 40 degree incline and was never intended to be built on. Some one forgot about gravity in the Smoky Mountain Resort Cabin venture and raw sewage seeped in to Waldens Creek so bad that the EPA had to step in. Now we have a group of Florida investers named Johnson that are just tearing the mountain to pieces with the so called COVERED BRIDGE RESORT project right off Wears Valley road.

This places a major impact on the community as it was annexed into the city of Pigeon Forge to collect that 2.25% city tax.

Let us not forget that Pigeon Forge does not have a paid Fire Department. It will be just a matter of time before we have a major disaster here. Many lives will be lost here by the lack of proper planning and the absence of building codes and the simple GOB need for Greed. We have already had a cabin slide down the mountain because someone forgot about erosion and faulty construction has been the cause of a cabin explosion at the Star Crest Resorts.

You are subjecting yourself and your family to unbelievable risk by staying in one of those tinder boxes. By the way, The Pigeon Forge Volunteer Fire department has not lost a foundation yet.
A cabin guest did lose her leg in the cabin explosion at Star Crest.
Rick

United States

#11 Sep 18, 2012
Citizens Oversight Group wrote:
See part two for the rest of the story.
Where's part 2?
Good ole boy

Lawrenceburg, TN

#12 Sep 19, 2012
Well consideing the original post was in 2006, and nothing has changed in 6 years I would say your bull frog mouth over powered your tad pole ass.
Bud

Nebo, NC

#13 Sep 21, 2012
Either you are mad cause you didn't get a piece of the pie or you own one of the nasty old motels in town.
Anonymous

Sevierville, TN

#14 Sep 19, 2015
Larry waters is a cheat. I've seen that man make out with Cindy ogle of.Gatlinburg and his wife just watched. He is a piece of trash. No morals all.about self and drinking.
Anonymous

Sevierville, TN

#15 Sep 19, 2015
Bud wrote:
Either you are mad cause you didn't get a piece of the pie or you own one of the nasty old motels in town.
I've know Larry for a few years he takes bribs and pay offs.
Good Ole Boy System

Oak Ridge, TN

#16 Oct 21, 2015
Citizens Oversight Group wrote:
The time has come to Stop The Good Ole Boys, or GOBS as we like to call then, and their fearless and brainless leader Larry Waters.
Mr. James Meyers, who just moved into the area a little over a year ago, has already seen their acts of stupidity first hand and has formed a group Called The Friends Of Wears Valley. Jim is on the ball and has been very influential is getting our State Elected Leaders to see the GOB problem.
It seems Sevier County has no building codes and restrictions and as long as you get the blessing of Charlie Blalock to do your road work you can build just about anything here. This could not be more evident than the Smoky Mountain Resort fiasco on Wears Valley Rd.
A Florida Corporation bought some land from one of our local GOBS that was on a 40 degree incline. This land is really not useful for any thing except mountain goats. However, the Florida Corporation built several cabins and created a massive EPA Disaster. Some one forgot about gravity and the separate septic tanks seeped raw sewage right in Waldens Creek. The EPA had to step in and put a halt to the project.
Their no end to what the GOBS will do for a buck. They think they own this county and that could not be farther from the truth. We are going to put an end to that in short order. The first and foremost method is to stop the flow of Federal Money into the area. We are doing this with Tennessee State Senator Finney. By showing the Federal Government how the money is simply being wasted by the GOBS and their Fearless leader Larry Waters will put a big kibosh on the process of self destruction of Sevier County.
Just go for a ride some Sunday and see the destruction for yourself be created by the likes of Star-crest, Covered Bridge and just look at the cabins stacked on on top of another and the shoddy construction.
We can stop this, not a local level but on a Federal Level. The days of the GOBS are over and it is time to stop them in their tracks. That is exactly what all of us intend to do. It is our children's future and we are never going to let the sheer stupidity of the GOBS take it away.
The Citizens Oversight Group, watching those that watch you.
If you think this is the only GOBS problem, then you haven't been paying attention.
The GOBS problem runs way deeper and is wider spread than what you know. This doesn't even scratch the surface.
Sevier county truth

Sevierville, TN

#17 Oct 22, 2015
Good Ole Boy System wrote:
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If you think this is the only GOBS problem, then you haven't been paying attention.
The GOBS problem runs way deeper and is wider spread than what you know. This doesn't even scratch the surface.
The corruption in this town rivals what has gone on in Detroit. Only a matter of time before we become a Memphis or Detroit. It's coming, get your exit strategy ready.

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