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Coal_Miners_Wife

United States

#1 Jan 1, 2013
My husband and I are looking into the possibility of calling Rogersville, TN our new home.... Can anyone tell me the good, bad, ugly and current job openings in the area? Also looking to purchase a home near the McDonald Hills Golf Course, if anyone knows of anything... Thanks!
powers that be

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jan 1, 2013
Coal_Miners_Wife wrote:
My husband and I are looking into the possibility of calling Rogersville, TN our new home.... Can anyone tell me the good, bad, ugly and current job openings in the area? Also looking to purchase a home near the McDonald Hills Golf Course, if anyone knows of anything... Thanks!
i strongly suggest you look into other areas for relocation.in rogersville you will find rampant ignorance, corruption, and drug abuse. for work many here consider stealing employment. i really can not explian to you how bad a place this is. i wish i could warn you in a way that would allow you to see but i can not. read the threads on this site and you may get a feel for the people here. in the last year or two a long time prosecuter was accused and proven to have traded gentler treatment of offender's cases in exchange for sexual favors. a judge was accused of many types of theft and eventually arrested and convicted. during the process he was elected to another judgeship by the good citizens here. both have been disbarred to some extent. in this short year or two also police officers have been accused of a myriod of crimes and infidelities. at least one has been arrested and ( i think ) convicted of possesing a large quantity of prescription drugs. drug traffiking can been seen in many places day and night. the police do little to curtail it. perhaps they see it as job security. this diatribe could go on and on. for your own sake and the sake of any children you may have please thoroughly research this place before you decide. if you do you will run for your life unless of course you are of the ilk i have been describing in which case you will love it.
Opinion

Seymour, TN

#3 Jan 1, 2013
There is good and bad where-ever you may go. Rogersville is a pretty good place to live. Convenient to Kingsport, Johnson City, Morristown, and Knoxville. The area around McDonald Hill Golf course is a little dated but overall a pretty good place to live. It is off the beaten path a little bit. There is a very diverse social class here which in turn will explain the good and bad of Rogersville.
A Local

Kingsport, TN

#4 Jan 1, 2013
Used to be a great little town too. Problem is corruption coming from the high born and bred in town. Run by good old boys and insiders only interested in themselves and their kin and not the town, its future, or their own children.
Matt

United States

#5 Jan 1, 2013
This place is the worst choice to live. I regret ever moving my children here. They had such a hard time growing up surrounded by drugs, thieves and mean kids that hated them simply BC they were from another state.High school was the worst. Moving to McDonald hills won't make things better. Trust me..you don't want to move to Rogersville or anywhere around it. There s a reason property's so cheap here. If your thinking of living a cute country fantasy. This isn't it.
Ridiculous

Kingsport, TN

#6 Jan 1, 2013
If u don't like it here move don't bash it, or run for some kind of office to make a change in this community. I've lived here all my life there is good and bad everywhere overall it's a good place to raise children and the schools are getting better, but do agree we need more family oriented facilities
Meh

Kingsport, TN

#7 Jan 1, 2013
If you love meth, rednecks, low paying jobs where only relatives can climb the ladder, corrupt cops, and having Wal-mart taking on the duel role of only place to shop, and best entertainment in the area, then Rogersville is the place for you!
Run

Huntersville, NC

#8 Jan 1, 2013
Hell no meth drugs pills and alcohol have taken over. No one seems to care. even so called church people Are mostly fake. Rogersville has been ruined and our mayor or law enforcement don't seem to care. They take them to court and either keep delaying the sentence or slap them on the hand and say don't you do that again bad boy and send them on their way. Go far away from the f¥€ked up town!!!!!
small town usa

Kodak, TN

#9 Jan 1, 2013
Rogersville is a beautiful little town that I have loved growing up in and continuing to live here as an adult. Yes, there is drugs, crime and bad people. You show me one town where there isn't and I will be the first to leave Rogersville and move there. all in all there are more good people in rogersville than there is bad. Usually the ones telling you how bad Rogersville is ones who aren't happy with anything nor could be even if they lived in Mayberry. If you choose Rogersville, You can find good here.
Local Observer

Taylorsville, NC

#10 Jan 2, 2013
It is solidly republican forever which means there are no jobs here, never have been and never will be. If you are a well-to-do pompus ass you will fit right in.
Billy Bob

Wadesboro, NC

#11 Jan 2, 2013
It's no worse here than anywhere else. You could go to Obama's promised land, Chicago, where there were 500 murders last year. If you don't like it here, move somewhere else. Either shut up whining or do something to help.
Reader

Madisonville, TN

#12 Jan 2, 2013
There is no work here. No building going on. No shopping. Same mayor for over 40 years. Rampant meth use. Greeneville would be a good choice if you like this area.
Keep Looking

AOL

#13 Jan 2, 2013
Greenville is a better place to live. I grew up in Rogersville and went to school there but nothing has changed. The bigger the liar, the higher they go on the ladder. Unless you belong to conservative political, religious or fraternal cliques you will always be considered an outsider at work or in your community. Most of your tax dollars will be wasted on pet projects owned and controlled by the cliques in control.

Rogersville may be conveniently located near other towns but expect to spend most of your time on the highway because nothing you want is ever in Rogersville. The better restaurants, the shopping outlets, the jobs, even the Temp agencies for jobs in Rogersville are all in other towns.

Family orientated facilitates won't save children who are raised in corrupt homes that still support crooked cops, politicians and lawyers. Don't put your family through it. You will want to leave within a year.
Rover

Kingsport, TN

#15 Jan 2, 2013
My advice is to rent a house first and give it a try. That will give you enough time to realize most everything you been told is true. If you buy a house first than decide you don't like it here, it will probably take forever to sell.
outoftowner

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jan 2, 2013
I grew up in Rogersville but moved away about 10 years ago. I come back every year and visit. Now living in a somewhat larger populated area. Rogersville still has that great small feel but if you want to anything you will have to drive around 40 minutes. In the last 10 years everytime I come back to visit something else has closed. It's sad to say but I think Rogersville has seen its day unless they try to get some newness in the area and try to connect with the younger communtiy better. So that they will help with the towns future.
Coal_Miners_Wife

United States

#17 Jan 2, 2013
Thanks for all the feedback! We are actually thinking of commuting to Greeneville for work... Does anyone know if the Walmart Distribution Center is hiring and how they pay?

Thanks!
Matt

Chicago, IL

#18 Jan 2, 2013
Ridiculous wrote:
If u don't like it here move don't bash it, or run for some kind of office to make a change in this community. I've lived here all my life there is good and bad everywhere overall it's a good place to raise children and the schools are getting better, but do agree we need more family oriented facilities
I would love to move but the constent flow of customers to the drug dealers in the filthy trailor across the street has lowered thebuyers interest on my very NICE home. Not to mention my other neighbor that has no running water by choice and poops in a bucket and throws it in the woods. There's no officials around to care about this stuff. The schools are most def not getting better. These kids are so far behind compared to other states. Many can't read or spell. Read forums on topics..that will show you how people treat each other around here.
Advisor

Kingsport, TN

#19 Jan 3, 2013
Commuting to Greeneville is a hard drive to make each day. The shortest road, 70, is windy and narrow. It'll wear you out.

A lot of people commute to Kingsport or Morristown from here. It's the same 40-60 minute drive, but the roads are straighter and it's a less tedious drive.

If you are working in Greeneville you really should consider renting on that side of I81 instead of Rogersville. If there is something you like here you can always come and see it on weekends. The house and land prices are going to be similar. I also strongly recommend you rent rather than buy since local real estate agents are dishonest and love fresh meat from out of state. They will sell you a property out in the hills that you feel is a bargain for only $150,000 until you find out the last owner paid $10,000 and you can't sell it for much more than twice that.
Advisor

Kingsport, TN

#20 Jan 3, 2013
Matt wrote:
<quoted text>the constent flow of customers to the drug dealers in the filthy trailor across the street has lowered thebuyers interest on my very NICE home. Not to mention my other neighbor that has no running water by choice and poops in a bucket and throws it in the woods.
It's interesting you mention that because I have exactly both these things on my street, but no neighbor named Matt. The thing is you and I live in different parts of town and we both have a drug dealer and a guy who poops in a bucket. And there are probably 100 such streets in this county that have a drug dealer and a guy who poops in a bucket. It's really common here, and I've never heard of such a thing elsewhere other than Detroit.
honest guy

Kingsport, TN

#21 Jan 4, 2013
Coal_Miners_Wife wrote:
My husband and I are looking into the possibility of calling Rogersville, TN our new home.... Can anyone tell me the good, bad, ugly and current job openings in the area? Also looking to purchase a home near the McDonald Hills Golf Course, if anyone knows of anything... Thanks!
This is the worse place to move. There is nothing here. The jobs suck. It is the tipical hillbilly political town. If you aint in a click in this town, you won't be shit or have shit.

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