Heartless in Rogersville
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Loving Heart

Chatsworth, GA

#1 Nov 16, 2013
Mr. Livesay, I read your letter to the editor, and frankly I am appalled at it's content coming from you with all you have done and accomplished with your organizations. Looking at all you have done with the help of us so called "HEARTLESS" people. I myself am hurt, and I am sure others are also. We will see how many of us "HEARTLESS" people show up for the Thanksgiving Dinner to help and serve. You usually mail or put in the newspaper how many meals you have served this year or how many lbs. of food you distributed, and this is a great job you do, but don't forget us "HEARTLESS" people that help your cause
The mayor

Kingsport, TN

#2 Nov 17, 2013
He needs to apologize to the people
just sayin

Mosheim, TN

#3 Nov 17, 2013
a forced aplology is useless. he has tipped his hand and revealed what he really thinks of others. you can bet that if all was known it is likely his non-profit business has paid him well over the years. after allo "non-profit" only means that after everything and everyone is paid there is nothing left. to insure a non-profit condition one only needs to raise one['s salary to a level that takes all the surplus monies.
No one

Kingsport, TN

#4 Nov 17, 2013
Do you even know Sheldon; have you ever met him? This town is so quick to turn a microscope on anyone who tries to do anything here. I haven't read the paper but it's pretty obvious that if he was referring to you as heartless he may be right. At the least, you are a coward, at least Mr Livesay put his name with his words.
Loving Heart

Chatsworth, GA

#5 Nov 17, 2013
No one wrote:
Do you even know Sheldon; have you ever met him? This town is so quick to turn a microscope on anyone who tries to do anything here. I haven't read the paper but it's pretty obvious that if he was referring to you as heartless he may be right. At the least, you are a coward, at least Mr Livesay put his name with his words.
and your name is?
Lighten Up

Kingsport, TN

#6 Nov 17, 2013
The letter was referring to the city council members and other city leaders who didn't stand up against liquor by the drink being sold next door to the Rogersville City Park. Right or wrong is in the eye of the beholder, but it's Rev. Livesay's job to speak out against the evils in the world that cause death and misery, and liquor is definitely one of those miseries.

Inevitably somebody will get too drunk at the Sagebrush and get out and hurt somebody in a car. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when.

I for one am thankful for voices like Rev. Livesay in the community who speak their mind about whats right or wrong regardless of whose feelings get hurt, even though it won't amount to a hill of beans.

The new liquor by the drink law passed by our good Christian voters of Rogersville last November allows someone to sell mixed drinks anywhere in the city zoned for business, whether it be next to a park, a school, or a church.
citizen

Chatsworth, GA

#7 Nov 17, 2013
I would think that the chances of driving through the cigarette outlet at the end of the shopping center and getting drunk would be more of a chance of happening instead of a restaurant, and when they got their license where was Mr. Livesay and this pastor from the church to speak up against that or anyone else. Sounds to me they are just against Mr. Henard renting his business building to this restaurant to me.
citizen

Kingsport, TN

#8 Nov 17, 2013
if the good preacher livesay dont like the expantion and growing of rogersville , he should move to eidson and take his followers with him . the law passed and you bible beaters WILL accept it or move . what will you do when most of your congrigation is seen at these resterants ? what will you people do when a BAR is opened on mian st.? what will you do when some of your people is seen at that bar on a friday night ? what will you people do when marijuana is legalized and half the people sitting in the peus , smoked one on the way to churgh ? WHAT WILL YOU DO ?
Facts

Savannah, TN

#9 Nov 17, 2013
Please get something straight. The city council members had no say in liquor being sold next to the park. There was no vote, so you don't know what the outcome would have been. The "standing up" should have been done prior to the November election. Where was Rev. Livesay and that crowd then? It's a little like trying to close the barn door after the horse has already gotten out don't you think? Rev. Livesay says if he were an alderman he'd have made his voice heard, then goes on to say we can't blame the alderman because they had no choice, then says if more people had shown up at the meeting the aldermen's choice would have been easier. Seems to me Rev. Livesay wants to place the blame on everyone but himself and the people who should have fought harder against the liquor vote to begin with, and he can't really decide if it's the city council's fault or the heartless people of Rogersville's fault. I'm somewhat in agreement with those who've already mentioned that the Shepherd's Center wouldn't exist if it weren't for people who had a heart. Seems Rev. Livesay is biting the hand that feeds him.
From My View

Morristown, TN

#10 Nov 17, 2013
Facts wrote:
Please get something straight. The city council members had no say in liquor being sold next to the park. There was no vote, so you don't know what the outcome would have been. The "standing up" should have been done prior to the November election. Where was Rev. Livesay and that crowd then? It's a little like trying to close the barn door after the horse has already gotten out don't you think? Rev. Livesay says if he were an alderman he'd have made his voice heard, then goes on to say we can't blame the alderman because they had no choice, then says if more people had shown up at the meeting the aldermen's choice would have been easier. Seems to me Rev. Livesay wants to place the blame on everyone but himself and the people who should have fought harder against the liquor vote to begin with, and he can't really decide if it's the city council's fault or the heartless people of Rogersville's fault. I'm somewhat in agreement with those who've already mentioned that the Shepherd's Center wouldn't exist if it weren't for people who had a heart. Seems Rev. Livesay is biting the hand that feeds him.
I agree 100%, can't have it both ways and always blaming everyone else. Is it the aldermaens fault liquor got passed in Rogersville, NO, so don't blame them! Apologize Mr. Livesay, formally in the newspapaer and the preacher needs to explain hiself, can't strandle this issue, and somebody else asked where do you buy your gas and groceries, and support these places that sell beer and stuff. i bet Mr. Livesay takes all the donations he can get from walmart and Food City and other places that sell beer. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Chico

Johnson City, TN

#11 Nov 17, 2013
Livesay said in the editorial, that the heart of the issue is sin. What sin are we committing by having a liquor store and liquor by the drink in Rogersville. I'm sure he's been to the Hale Springs Inn and it's right in front of a real church.
Personal Experience

Ringgold, GA

#12 Nov 17, 2013
I was glad to see his letter. He has got so cozy with city government and Sells' good old girl that it's good to see he hasn't become like them just laughing at all that drinking, smoking and vulgarity.
Reprobates and Heathens

Sevierville, TN

#13 Nov 17, 2013
The hand of God will smite the carcous of man.

There is mention of a fire. A cry of “FIRE!”has something fearful in it. When a fire begins to get the upper hand
with us, it is terrible in its destructiveness. The fire here meant is more awful than any flame that makes havoc of matter,
and its devastations are ten thousand times more appalling! It is the fire of sin. It blazed in the heart of an angel and he
became a devil. Its sparks fell into the bosom of mother Eve and into the heart father Adam—and Paradise was burned
up and the world became a wilderness. Sin is a fire which destroys the comfort of mankind, here, and all the joy of mankind
hereafter. It is a flame which yields no comfortable warmth. The sinner may dance in the light of it for a moment,
but in sorrow will he have to lie down in it forever! Woe unto those who have to make their bed in this fire—to dwell
with these consuming flames for a term that knows no ending!

Now, Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, realize in yourselves this precious thought, each one of you. If the Lord
has changed you. If, indeed, you are a brand plucked out of the fire, why should you fear the temptation which now assails
you? Dread not all the temptations that may attack you! Weak as you are, the God who has done so much for you
cannot leave you! He will not leave His purpose half accomplished! He will not be disappointed. He will to the end carry
on His work till He brings you up to Heaven. Why, I think some of you who were very great offenders ought to often
take comfort from your conversion—you can say,“What a change there is in me! How far beyond anything I could ever
have worked in myself. It must have been God’s work—
‘And can He have taught me to trust in His name,
And thus far have brought me, to put me to shame?’”
The whole end to which we drive is this—May God enable us all to see that our salvation is in Him! Jonah had to go
into the whale’s belly to learn that grand axiom of theology—and the most of us had to be sorely beaten before we found
out that “salvation is of the Lord.” If you know this, look to the Lord for it! Repose yourself on Him right now and you
shall be His forever—you shall dwell on high, your place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks—and your eyes shall
see the King in His beauty—they shall behold the land that is very far off!
ACE

Monterey, TN

#14 Nov 17, 2013
citizen wrote:
if the good preacher livesay dont like the expantion and growing of rogersville , he should move to eidson and take his followers with him . the law passed and you bible beaters WILL accept it or move . what will you do when most of your congrigation is seen at these resterants ? what will you people do when a BAR is opened on mian st.? what will you do when some of your people is seen at that bar on a friday night ? what will you people do when marijuana is legalized and half the people sitting in the peus , smoked one on the way to churgh ? WHAT WILL YOU DO ?
First, the illegal drug activities in the city park are no excuse for legal alcohol sales. Just put several cameras in the park with law officers monitoring them and stop the activity.
Second, the Hales Springs Inn liquor license should have never happened. The license was in place before almost no citizens knew about it without any public notice and without any local vote. If it was legal to do it, there should be a legal way to undo it!
Third, I hope this will wake people up in Rogersville to motivate them to gets signers on petitions to put liquor by drink and liquor stores back on the ballot in the next election. Then get enough people out to vote eliminate these sales!
naked tee tees

Sevierville, TN

#15 Nov 17, 2013
I want to see hale springs inn turned into a titties bar. licker in the front, poker in the rear. butte sexx.....
Frank at Sam Dong

Ringgold, GA

#16 Nov 18, 2013
The next thing will be strip joints, and methadone clinics. I guess the New Jail House Isn't staying full enough!
just a thought

Kingsport, TN

#17 Nov 18, 2013
what does mr. livesay think of the liquer store behind HIS place of business. Is he not afraid one of those sinners might drive thru is parking lot and smash up all of HIS donated vehicles. some of those came from HEARTLESS people??????
Whinerville

AOL

#18 Nov 18, 2013
ACE wrote:
<quoted text>
First, the illegal drug activities in the city park are no excuse for legal alcohol sales. Just put several cameras in the park with law officers monitoring them and stop the activity.
Second, the Hales Springs Inn liquor license should have never happened. The license was in place before almost no citizens knew about it without any public notice and without any local vote. If it was legal to do it, there should be a legal way to undo it!
Third, I hope this will wake people up in Rogersville to motivate them to gets signers on petitions to put liquor by drink and liquor stores back on the ballot in the next election. Then get enough people out to vote eliminate these sales!
If you lived in a dry town there would still be people passed out in the drive through dues to pills. Let's get a petition and run all the doctors out because doctors cause sinning.

You people have lost your ever loving minds.
hearty

Smartt, TN

#19 Nov 19, 2013
You want to see heartless. Go by shephards center see how they treat you and how high they price the stuff given to them . Expensive.
Jack and Jill

Morristown, TN

#20 Dec 30, 2013
Funny. my wife and I were eating at The Chop House in Kingsport and low and behold, across the room was Sheldon Livesay and his wife eating also. Grant it, neither of our tables were ordering any drinks, but we were both supporting a resturant that does serve alcoholic beverages. Shame on his and how Heartless of us, have we lost our minds.

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