John 'Thunder' Thornton plans 9,000-a...

John 'Thunder' Thornton plans 9,000-acre Marion County development

There are 62 comments on the Nooga.com story from Mar 28, 2012, titled John 'Thunder' Thornton plans 9,000-acre Marion County development. In it, Nooga.com reports that:

Thornton and Marion County officials have scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss the development, which leaders said will generate $800 million in new development and create hundreds of new construction jobs in the Chattanooga region.

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really

Prattville, AL

#21 Apr 11, 2012
Well I read in last weeks Jasper Journal the first article on Thunder Thorton's Jasper Highland's it said stay tuned to next weeks paper for the rest of the story, this was supposed to tell what the good side of this development was going to bring to Marion County. The paper is out, did anyone see anything on the continued article we were supposed to brought because I didn't. Seen the add for the Jasper Highland's but nothing about what they said they were going to tell us.....
Tony

Italy

#22 Apr 11, 2012
really wrote:
Well I read in last weeks Jasper Journal the first article on Thunder Thorton's Jasper Highland's it said stay tuned to next weeks paper for the rest of the story, this was supposed to tell what the good side of this development was going to bring to Marion County. The paper is out, did anyone see anything on the continued article we were supposed to brought because I didn't. Seen the add for the Jasper Highland's but nothing about what they said they were going to tell us.....
They need more time to figure out how they are going to tell the community that they are going to waist more of their tax dollars. It is going to be a hard pill to swallow and they have to come up with a good story that you will believe while they pick your pocket. My best guess is they are trying to decide if they want to use any lube this time as they line us up and bend us over.
Really

United States

#23 Apr 12, 2012
Building a new f.e.m.a. prison now?hunh?
really

United States

#24 Apr 14, 2012
Tony, I do think your right in that one. I wonder how the big sale went today? They have been burning up the radio with their add the past few days! And what was the point in putting up the big sign at the bottom of Timber Ridge the other day and covering it up so nobody could see what it said? Was that supposed to be like a big secret or what?
Kenneth

Decatur, TN

#25 Apr 19, 2012
sour grapes wrote:
Cmon people we need new development. You cant stop building infrastructure. We need more entrepreneurs in this county. It is not county money it is private money.
Your wrong about that he donated 100 acres of mountain land to the state for industrial use so they would fund his road to the mountain, so yes it is your tax dollars at work!
Kenneth

Decatur, TN

#26 Apr 19, 2012
really wrote:
Tony, I do think your right in that one. I wonder how the big sale went today? They have been burning up the radio with their add the past few days! And what was the point in putting up the big sign at the bottom of Timber Ridge the other day and covering it up so nobody could see what it said? Was that supposed to be like a big secret or what?
No they covered it up sp no one would vandalize it because everyone hates Thunder in this valley.
concerned

Jasper, TN

#27 Apr 19, 2012
Appears John Thornton sees no need to pay PROPERTY TAX in either Marion (2010/2011)or Hamilton County listed for the Thornton name or Tango November (Jasper Highlands???).

See for yourself at: www.marion.tennesseetrustee.org

No doubt awaiting some sort of problem as occurred with many of his other TN properties so he can bail out. Then we will get another tax increase to keep up his roads & pay his taxes. Sounds like another Sequatchie Pointe (Marion County) is in our future.

Since: May 12

Jasper, TN

#28 May 3, 2012
DELINQUENT TAXES with Jasper Highlands in the hole before big kickoff!

Marion County Property Tax up 30% yet John "Thunder" Thornton delinquent on many of his personal and investment property tax for both 2010 and 2011.

At www.marion.tennesseetrustee.org , check out Thornton, Timber Ridge Drive, Tango Bay, Tango November LLC plus more in other counties.

Since: May 12

Jasper, TN

#29 May 3, 2012
ron wrote:
here we go again property tax up 30% to pay for the last thunder storm be carefull billy simpson this man is good,real good
DELINQUENT TAXES with Jasper Highlands in the hole before big kickoff!

Marion County Property Tax up 30% yet John "Thunder" Thornton delinquent on many of his personal and investment property tax for both 2010 and 2011.

At www.marion.tennesseetrustee.org , check out Thornton, Timber Ridge Drive, Tango Bay, Tango November LLC plus more in other counties.
Sold

Chattanooga, TN

#30 May 7, 2012
Does anyone know how many lots were sold this weekend?
Chattown

Chattanooga, TN

#31 May 21, 2012
Thornton sweeps in makes millions and sells and the development fails. Look how he sweet talked the land from the gov at Shell mound and it is failed and in law suits. He has preyed on this area for a long time and yet it still keeps happening. He knows how to grease the wheels. Crooked investors and politics. They actually wrote laws after our beloved TVA sold him OUR land in Marion county. Grrrrr.
John

United States

#32 May 21, 2012
Where is Rarity Club ? Was Nascar looking to build a Racetrack n this area ?
fuzz

Jasper, TN

#33 May 22, 2012
at the county mission meeting, why did the comm. not stand up for the lady who was going to get her property taken away and condemed on the mtn. everyone knows that jane dawkins was the leader of the deal. do you not have balls enough or just want to keep hiding?
Helloooo

Chattanooga, TN

#34 May 22, 2012
Pay Time wrote:
<quoted text>
DELINQUENT TAXES with Jasper Highlands in the hole before big kickoff!
Marion County Property Tax up 30% yet John "Thunder" Thornton delinquent on many of his personal and investment property tax for both 2010 and 2011.
At www.marion.tennesseetrustee.org , check out Thornton, Timber Ridge Drive, Tango Bay, Tango November LLC plus more in other c
ounties.
He's broke!
whats next

United States

#35 May 27, 2012
So is it true that Thorton's little one lane road going up the mtn at Timber Ridge has washed out at the top? How are the new landowners going to get up and down the mtn now? Supposed to have been a bad slide up there a couple weeks ago that took out some of the road has anyone here heard about it? Now there's a lot of talk about Thorton being broke and trying to rush these lots off on people so he can make some quick cash too so just how many lots they sold up there so far we need info
concerned

Jasper, TN

#36 Jun 13, 2012
Helloooo wrote:
<quoted text>
He's broke!
How right you are!
Jasper Journal (6/12/12) shows Substitute Trustee's Sale for multiple properties owned by Tango November, a TN LLC Co.(Thunder Thornton) being in foreclosure.
Properties to be sold on 7/3/12 at court house begin on Battle Creek and go all the way to Pryor Cove in Jasper. At end of sale notice shows "interested party is Marion County Mayor for unpaid property tax due and unpaid.
Question: Is this same as Jasper Highlands or simply land not needed now the Jasper mountain property has been raked clean for new development?
didn't take long

United States

#37 Jun 20, 2012
So that didn't take long. But are any of us surprised?
Gary Ellis

Denver, NC

#38 Jun 21, 2012
concerned wrote:
<quoted text>
How right you are!
Jasper Journal (6/12/12) shows Substitute Trustee's Sale for multiple properties owned by Tango November, a TN LLC Co.(Thunder Thornton) being in foreclosure.
Properties to be sold on 7/3/12 at court house begin on Battle Creek and go all the way to Pryor Cove in Jasper. At end of sale notice shows "interested party is Marion County Mayor for unpaid property tax due and unpaid.
Question: Is this same as Jasper Highlands or simply land not needed now the Jasper mountain property has been raked clean for new development?
Again...this is an issue where govt has overstepped its proper role. If elected County Mayor, you can rest assured that I will not support any issues like this adding to the already burdensome load placed on we, the taxpayers.
noise

Spring City, TN

#39 Jun 23, 2012
anybody looking to buy into his subdision should look a little forther he sounds like a cook to me he gets it going sells it to other people then gets out with the money while the poor suckers go to court or jail ask josh dodson run the other way when you here his name then spends all your money being a big dog at ut
mtn life

United States

#40 Jun 25, 2012
What's next on the mtn? Greenhouse coming in to employ close to 200 people. Sounds like some trick up the sleeve to try and take Ms. Fults road and to try and keep the Highlands going this crap keeps getting better and better and anybody that can't see all the knee deep lies is really in for it. What will the great Thunder think of next

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