well well

United States

#24 Oct 27, 2009
As far as I know these people have moved in here from some other town, possibly some other state.
No one seems to know much about them.
They live back in the mountain, and I have heard that the woman has a gun.
Some people might be afraid to try to talk to her, because of this.
You can't blame the People of Hancock county for the way they are.
It sounds like different ones have tried to help,
but if DCS doesn't do anything, what can we do?
And another thing, some, not all, of this might be gossip.

So, if you don't live here, and don't know the situation, I don't think you should be judging.

Since: Jul 09

Rockingham, NC

#25 Oct 27, 2009
well well wrote:
As far as I know these people have moved in here from some other town, possibly some other state.
No one seems to know much about them.
They live back in the mountain, and I have heard that the woman has a gun.
Some people might be afraid to try to talk to her, because of this.
You can't blame the People of Hancock county for the way they are.
It sounds like different ones have tried to help,
but if DCS doesn't do anything, what can we do?
And another thing, some, not all, of this might be gossip.
So, if you don't live here, and don't know the situation, I don't think you should be judging.
Well, Well:
DCS is paid by taxpayers and if they don't do their job, you have a right as a taxpayer (designated by the constitution) to demand they do their job.
NONE OF THIS IS GOSSIP...for your information.
Jenkins

United States

#26 Oct 27, 2009
ladoodle wrote:
History? ahem, if you know there has been a crime committed and you do nothing, you are guilty as the perpetrator. You're saying and I quote..."Everybody knows where everybody else's bodies are buried--literally and figuratively."
Guess that makes the whole town culpable and an accessory then.Time to round us all up. Start digging up those bodies. Descending on DC. Calling CNN. Ahem. Why don't YOU go first?

Since: Jul 09

Rockingham, NC

#27 Oct 27, 2009
She is from Morristown, moved to Florida for a short period of time and met the Lupo man, and settled in Sneedville...very dangerous.

Since: Jul 09

Rockingham, NC

#28 Oct 27, 2009
Jenkins wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess that makes the whole town culpable and an accessory then.Time to round us all up. Start digging up those bodies. Descending on DC. Calling CNN. Ahem. Why don't YOU go first?
Actually, as a writer, the "known" facts alone are compelling and I find it loaded with intrigue, mystery and what most people today "crave" for entertainment. Not to mention, small mountain town, and based on all of the netizens that are from your locale, you claim your county is filled with corruption. Read back through the posts and you will find the townspeople talking about how law enforcement does nothing about the drug problem and there is one forum from Sneedville on Hookers on the courthouse lawn.
Jenkins

United States

#29 Oct 27, 2009
ladoodle wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, as a writer, the "known" facts alone are compelling and I find it loaded with intrigue, mystery and what most people today "crave" for entertainment. Not to mention, small mountain town, and based on all of the netizens that are from your locale, you claim your county is filled with corruption. Read back through the posts and you will find the townspeople talking about how law enforcement does nothing about the drug problem and there is one forum from Sneedville on Hookers on the courthouse lawn.
Exactly. There ARE hookers on the courthouse lawn--literally giving--at one point, anyway, maybe still---- bj's in broad day light. Beats anything I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. People don't really--REALLY--talk about the "big guys;" they're scared, PLUS it's the "way it's always been." It's Sneedville.--Well, I guess they DO talk about the corruption of the sheriff---and he's ,I guess, a "big guy."
well well

United States

#30 Oct 27, 2009
ladoodle wrote:
She is from Morristown, moved to Florida for a short period of time and met the Lupo man, and settled in Sneedville...very dangerous.
I'm sorry to hear that it's all true, but around here (and I suppose everywhere) you have to take things with a grain of salt, until you know the facts for sure.
Since you have the information, and know more about it than we do, why don't you do something about it?(not trying to be a smart alec, just wondering)

“Its me again lol”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#31 Oct 27, 2009
Ive seen the girl and she looks bad I feel very sorry for her. Kids cant help the way their parents do.
Jenkins

United States

#32 Oct 27, 2009
randyinsneedvegas wrote:
Ive seen the girl and she looks bad I feel very sorry for her. Kids cant help the way their parents do.
Gaaa. That's just SO sad! The whole thing,on some small level, is like that Austrian guy who kept his daughter prisoner. I know for a FACT that the the cops say she--the woman-- is an ongoing problem for them, and dangerous and crazy. They get called up there all the time.

Since: Jul 09

Rockingham, NC

#33 Oct 27, 2009
Jenkins wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly. There ARE hookers on the courthouse lawn--literally giving--at one point, anyway, maybe still---- bj's in broad day light. Beats anything I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. People don't really--REALLY--talk about the "big guys;" they're scared, PLUS it's the "way it's always been." It's Sneedville.--Well, I guess they DO talk about the corruption of the sheriff---and he's ,I guess, a "big guy."
It's really sad that people are subjected to living under those conditions. Nonetheless, this is not the 50's, and justice will eventually prevail but saying "It's in God's hands" is a cop-out! God helps those who help themselves and to sit idly by and watch this happen knowingly, aren't afraid, they're ignorant. If they are so consumed by their beliefs, then why are they afraid. You have state and federal representatives that are elected to assist you. They get paid a handsome salary to do so. Throughout my research I have learned that Hancock County is the poorest county in Tennessee and your Sheriffs Dept does not even provide Medical Insurance for the employees. How far back in the hills are you people? Like I said before, Hancock County and every other county in Tennessee is still sovereign to the United States of America. There are laws out there to remove those that do as you say. It's up to the people in your town to band together and seek counsel with your federal and state representatives. You have the media, my god...you have the freakin INTERNET that can support you.
You have families, children...why on earth would you allow that sort of thing to go on and claim...."I'm Afraid of the Big Guys"...scary, you guys are scary!

Since: Jul 09

Rockingham, NC

#34 Oct 27, 2009
Everytime I come near this forum, I hear the theme song to "Beverly Hillbillies" playing in my head.
Jenkins

United States

#35 Oct 27, 2009
ladoodle wrote:
Everytime I come near this forum, I hear the theme song to "Beverly Hillbillies" playing in my head.
Actually, those were not their words--"scared of the big guys; " they were mine. I understand how you are aghast--if you don't live here, but nothing changes here. And people can be both AFRAID or ignorant or both. Truly, hierarchies DO NOT get challenged. It is almost like being born in India; one rarely steps outside his caste.

It's very isolated here. Not a lot of new people, not a lot of new ideas, and if people do go to college it's to local colleges which perpetuate the status quo. Then they come back because it's predictable and comfortable and if one knows ones place, one can live without having the boat rocked by anything new and foreign forever.

Andmany would say there are some positives to be found in these facts. Neighbors. Continuity. Extended family.Everybody knows you, and everything about you. I, however, don't see these realities translating into stable marriages, a "clean and sober" population,low hs drop out rate, low teen pregnancy,high achieving student population, stable mental health, etc., problems ostensibly addressed by all the above mentioned realities of life here.

This is Appalachia, and this is how things are here, and have been for hundreds of years. I'm POSITIVE that remote parts of West Virginia and Ky are exactly the same. The media knows all this, of course, so it's KIND of naive to say just call the media.

LITERALLY, expressing an opinion that is at odds with the mores of the community elicits endless hate and verbal violence and nuanced threats.(As you can see by the reaction to my posts.) So the fear that people feel is not always unwarranted.

It's all very complicated.I just dunno.
Deliverance

Seymour, TN

#36 Oct 27, 2009
ladoodle wrote:
Everytime I come near this forum, I hear the theme song to "Beverly Hillbillies" playing in my head.
Its dualing banjos Idiot. And if you think your stupid, degrading, offensive, gobbeldy gooke will make us rush out and intercede in a personal matter we know little about.....thats not all thats "playing in your head". Your so very familar with the situation......why don't you enter the "helpful scene" there tarzan?
Winsome One

Knoxville, TN

#37 Oct 27, 2009
Because I new some history on this family but it was not first-hand, I guess DCS thought I had some kind of bone to pick with her. But that's no reason not to check it out. I've read so many stories regarding investigations of families that were innocent. I even had a social worker come to my door years ago inquiring about my stepson sleeping in a closet while his dad was on duty at the naval base. In fact, he and my son, then five or six, decided to sleep in a huge walk-in closet in a room of the BOQ that his dad used while on duty, and we were there with the boys. But here in Hancock Co., no one seems to want to investigate anything.
Jenkins

United States

#38 Oct 27, 2009
ladoodle wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Well:
DCS is paid by taxpayers and if they don't do their job, you have a right as a taxpayer (designated by the constitution) to demand they do their job.
NONE OF THIS IS GOSSIP...for your information.
This is not a hostile question, but I am curious to know, since as you insinuate you don't live here, and you don't know the woman and her daughter, how do you know so adamantly that "none of this is gossip?" And if you DO know this for sure,even if you DON'T live here, why don't YOU do something about the situation?
Deliverance

Seymour, TN

#39 Oct 27, 2009
Jenkins wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not a hostile question, but I am curious to know, since as you insinuate you don't live here, and you don't know the woman and her daughter, how do you know so adamantly that "none of this is gossip?" And if you DO know this for sure,even if you DON'T live here, why don't YOU do something about the situation?
News flash Jenkins, you will get only a "hostile" answer from this guy. He doesn't want to help..........he only wants to insult the character of the people in our community. NOT HELPFUL!

Since: Jul 09

Rockingham, NC

#40 Oct 27, 2009
Jenkins wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not a hostile question, but I am curious to know, since as you insinuate you don't live here, and you don't know the woman and her daughter, how do you know so adamantly that "none of this is gossip?" And if you DO know this for sure,even if you DON'T live here, why don't YOU do something about the situation?
I've only met the woman once, briefly, and the child. Let's just say I am "positive" that my information is valid and true from first hand observations, experience and history. Suffice it to say, that I am more than aware of the dilemma in Sneedville with getting cooperation from sources. It doesn't take a Harvard graduate to figure out the entire scenario from fragments of facts that surround this woman and her child. From the day that child was born, she was used as a tool by the mother to try and get attention. She and the father were never married. He didn't even know the child was his until she had reached 7 years of age. You can rest assured that efforts were made to have the child removed from the home through the court system. Tennessee does not care whether the child is in school or not. For all concerned, as far as anyone knows, the girl is married or has a child, we do know she owns the property on W Short Mountain. Her Mother put it in her name at the age of 15 years of age. Is the IRS and Tennessee State aware this is a child that evidently does not have gainful employment but owns property with a dwelling on it? If there was anything anyone outside of Tennessee could do it would have already been done but you people are as I said before, SCARY and only God in heaven knows what happened on that mountain on Halloween Night. I shudder to think of it personally.

Since: Jul 09

Rockingham, NC

#41 Oct 27, 2009
Deliverance wrote:
<quoted text>News flash Jenkins, you will get only a "hostile" answer from this guy. He doesn't want to help..........he only wants to insult the character of the people in our community. NOT HELPFUL!
Look Deliverance, this forum is an open and shut doorway, if you don't like what is being said, leave. If you cannot provide intelligent conversation, butt out. You alone, are an insult to the character of the town you live, and the character of the people that live in your community speaks loud and clear in this forum. I've been in this forum for over 2 years and based on the remarks I've heard throughout have formulated much of my opinion, Jethro
well well

United States

#42 Oct 28, 2009
If you've met the woman, it's more than most of us have done. I have never seen the woman, or her child.
As for what happened on halloween night, how could we have stopped it?
You seem to be blaming all of us for something we had no control over.
And the people of Sneedville are not all bad, like you make them sound.
We are like any other place, some good, some bad. There are a lot of good people in Hancock Co.
You can't judge EVERYONE by what you read on these topics.

Since: Jul 09

Rockingham, NC

#43 Oct 28, 2009
well well wrote:
If you've met the woman, it's more than most of us have done. I have never seen the woman, or her child.
As for what happened on halloween night, how could we have stopped it?
You seem to be blaming all of us for something we had no control over.
And the people of Sneedville are not all bad, like you make them sound.
We are like any other place, some good, some bad. There are a lot of good people in Hancock Co.
You can't judge EVERYONE by what you read on these topics.
Two schools of thought come to mind, well well, and they are as follows:
1) Where there is smoke, there is fire.
2) If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then more than likely it could be a dragon doing a duck impersonation but I'd wager it's a duck since dragon's were done away with when the earth was destroyed the first time.

And I'm not judging anyone but only responding to the complaints of Sneedville's Netizens that visit these forums make. To say that you are imprisoned for whatever reason (Comfort, Economics, Family) in a place where Corruption, Child Neglect, Welfare Fraud, Drugs and Prostitution go rampant, completely ignored by appointed law enforcement is a cop-out. Basically, I'm inclined to believe that many of the crimes are swept under the proverbial rug to prevent the world from knowing you do have a problem.

You can research the town of Sneedville or Hancock County and come up with absolutely no crime problem at all....well, you could until Topix put you all on the map :-)

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