Mike Foster Should Resign - NOW!
You know

United States

#328 Mar 31, 2012
shut up wrote:
that big attorney from nashville says mike foster don't know nothin about this stuff. if you don't believe me just watch channel 5. mike foster don't know nothin and you better stop trash talkin him or his big nashville attornies will sue your but into next year. cause mike foster don't know nothin about all this stuff wendy askins and larry webb done.
So, let us just assume he didn't know anything.

I guess he's not criminally negligent

Just incompetent.

Either way, he needs to go find a different line of employment.
howd u like them apples

Crossville, TN

#329 Mar 31, 2012
shut up wrote:
that big attorney from nashville says mike foster don't know nothin about this stuff. if you don't believe me just watch channel 5. mike foster don't know nothin and you better stop trash talkin him or his big nashville attornies will sue your but into next year. cause mike foster don't know nothin about all this stuff wendy askins and larry webb done.
Well I did not think his big city attorney, was his. Isn't this attorney bought and paid for out of UCDD funds? Isn't this attorney working for UCDD and not Mike "know-nothing" Foster? I hope they have that on the web, since I missed it. This attorney should explain who he is working for.
disgusted

Crossville, TN

#330 Apr 9, 2012
Wendy is suppose to be on Channel 5 news at 6 today, wonder what she has to say?
Yabbadabbadoo

United States

#331 Apr 9, 2012
disgusted wrote:
Wendy is suppose to be on Channel 5 news at 6 today, wonder what she has to say?
According to Phil Williams Facebook, she says she resigned because of a hostile work environment. You think?!
Goo-Goo

Nashville, TN

#332 Apr 9, 2012
Channel 5 report states in part:

Wendy Askins resigned last month as she faced an investigation into the mismanagement of agency funds.

But NewsChannel 5 Investigates has learned that Askins has now filed for unemployment compensation, claiming that she was the victim of a hostile work environment.

The claim was filed exactly one week after Askins resigned. But, instead of accepting responsibility, she pointed the finger at the people around her.

"This is just a crazy claim," said Ben Cunningham, head of the anti-tax Tennessee Tax Revolt group.

Last month, as Askins made her dramatic appearance before a committee that had been investigating her, it seemed like the end of a chapter.

"I sincerely regret that it has become necessary for me to submit my resignation," she said, reading a prepared letter to committee members.

After 17 years as UCDD's executive director, the controversy over that million-dollar Living the Dream home had Askins about to face a vote over the alleged misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars of agency money.

"I think that was just the inevitable thing that was going to happen anyway whether she made the decision or the board did," Putnam County Executive Kim Blaylock said at the time, agreeing that Askins was "on her way out."

Little did the UCDD board know that, within a week, Askins would turn around and a file a claim for unemployment.

"I mean, to come back to the taxpayers now and expect more money just adds insult to injury," Cunningham said.

At the time, Askins told board members that "I find this resignation necessary because of the firestorm that has been created by Channel 5 news media and a few others."

Now, Askins has told the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development that "she quit because of situations involving harassment and/or hostility from co-workers, employers or customers."

## you can read or watch the rest of the report here: http://www.newschannel5.com/story/17368496/as...

After Askins got all those PERFECT evaluations from Mike Foster and the other board members I guess she is wondering why everyone turned on her.

Wonder if Ms. Askins will aledge sexual haressment to her complaint?
Ut-Oh

United States

#333 Apr 9, 2012
I seen the Channel 5 report said the FBI is involved -

"As the agency's lawyer told the full board after Askins resignation, the scandal has now sparked a fullscale state audit, as well as other investigations.

In fact, we've now learned that there was an FBI agent sitting off to the side at that very meeting.

Sources say the FBI is assisting the U.S. Economic Development Administration looking into the possible misuse of federal funds for Living the Dream."

If sweet little Wendy has enough brass on her to file for unemployment I bet ratting out the board members to the FBI won't faze her one bit.

Bet she takes 2 or 3 county mayors down with her.
Durwood

Nashville, TN

#334 Apr 15, 2012
Waiting on the next shoe to drop...
Darven Brown

Nashville, TN

#335 Apr 15, 2012
Mikes Friend wrote:
Well I guess everyone else is choosing to jump on the bandwagon to send Mike Foster up the river. So I am on here to defend him. I can defend him because he is a good friend of mine and I know he is a good man. Maybe you should ask Channel 5 for the complete taped interview and not just the segments they want you to see. Mike Foster has been the Dekalb County Executive for several years and the county has prospered under his leadership. Everyone wants to look at the negative things they hear and not look at the good things. People are always going to Mike for help and he does everything he can to help them. Anyone can get on here and say nasty things about someone but maybe you should go to Mike and ask for the facts. The cost of the Farmer's Market is public record, go ask for it. I'm sure there is a former elected official(you know who you are) and a school board member that is loving all this crap. Just remember former elected official, you were sent home by the public!
And the facts keep coming out. Why ask Mike? The FBI and the state and federal auditors will have all the facts we need to know. These people are very thorough and they don't get in a hurry. The first reports should start coming in next year.

In the meantime ask Mike Foster all you want to - just be sure you write down Mike's answers so you can compare Mike Foster's answers to those answers the FBI and state and federal auditors come up with.

Funny how Mike Foster keeps saying he doesn't know anything about UCDD and UCHRA - yet he has been spending an average of 2 days a week in Cookeville for the past 2-3 years.
Wilbert and Waylon

Nashville, TN

#336 Apr 15, 2012
Anybody know any good prison blues songs?

"I was drunk the day my mom got outta prison,

And I went to pick her up in the rain,

But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck,

She got runned over by a damned ole train!"
howd u like them apples

Crossville, TN

#337 Apr 16, 2012
@ Mike's Friend- that is sweet that he has a friend. Hitler had Himmler, Osama Bin Laden had Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Slobadon Milosivech had Dragetin Zelenovic. Everyone has a friend somewhere. My guess is Mike's friends are Gannon and or Pelham. Interesting note I found about Osama, he initially denied involvement in the Sept 11 attacks. Now where would we be if everyone believed that statement? It was not until 2004 that he admitted he personally directed the 19 high jackers.(Just a little recent history, not gonna hurt cha.)

4 Wilbert and Waylon
It is David Allen Coe and it is a great song!
Living a Dream HaHa

Smithville, TN

#338 Apr 16, 2012
This is why our county can't have things for our youth and elderly or sports complex that other counties have. Our representative are busy "Living A Dream"on our tax dollars. LMAO
Wondering

Nashville, TN

#339 Apr 21, 2012
Who does Mike Foster work for? The taxpayers of DeKalb County - as the county mayor, or for UCDD and UCHRA.

Why does Mike Foster spend 2 and 3 days a week in Cookeville on UCDD and UCHRA business while we are paying him full salary to be our county mayor.

This has been going on for 3 years or more - and Mike Foster says he didn't know what was going on at UCDD?

Sure Mike...
Reba

Nashville, TN

#340 Apr 30, 2012
To the tune of "That's the night when the lights went out in Georgia."

That's the night went the lights went out in Cookesville,

That's the night when they hung an innocent wo-man,

Don't trust your arse to no big city lawyer,

Cause the chairman of the board, got bloodstains on his hands...

Whoops, never mind. Wendy went out and hired Jack Lowery.

That's the night when the lights when out on Foster,

That's the night when she screwed the guilty...
Todd Bowman

Smithville, TN

#341 May 1, 2012
Thay all need to be replaced NOW!!!!!
Todd Bowman

Smithville, TN

#342 May 1, 2012
Replace them all now !!!!!
Yep

Nashville, TN

#344 May 1, 2012
2014 - but good people have to run for office...
Yup

United States

#345 May 2, 2012
Reba, Todd & Yep: we know you all are the same person; changing your name doesn't hide who you are. And don't forget, all it takes is a court order or subpoena to discover your IP address. Careful what you say about people on line, pal.
Yeah Right

Smithville, TN

#346 May 2, 2012
Reba wrote:
To the tune of "That's the night when the lights went out in Georgia."
That's the night went the lights went out in Cookesville,
That's the night when they hung an innocent wo-man,
Don't trust your arse to no big city lawyer,
Cause the chairman of the board, got bloodstains on his hands...
Whoops, never mind. Wendy went out and hired Jack Lowery.
That's the night when the lights when out on Foster,
That's the night when she screwed the guilty...
Don't tell me you believe Wendy Askins is an innocent woman, come on now get real!! She did what she did out of her own greed noone made her do it. There may be more guilty along with her but she is by no means innocent.
Huh

Nashville, TN

#347 May 7, 2012
The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency (UCHRA) and the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) have announced that the President Barak Obama (BO) has awarded an endowment through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will fund a new environmental study program that will be administered through a local Tennessee college or university.

The boards of directors of both UCHRA and UCDD voted unanimously to name the new endowment in honor of longtime UCHRA and UCDD Board Chairman Mike Foster, who has served as DeKalb County Mayor since 2002.

The new program will be called The Foster Educational Center for Environmental Studies (FECES).

To date both Tennessee Technological University (TTU) and Middle Tennessee State University have declined to accept the FECES grant. Spokesmen for both colleges noted that they had more FECES than their respective universities could handle.
Froggy

Nashville, TN

#348 May 8, 2012
Our tax dollars at work. Maybe Motlow will offer the courses at Fosterwood?

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