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Tazewell, TN

#1 Jan 5, 2009
Let's start a nice forum about all the things we love about Claiborne County. Some of the people on here make us sound like the people in the movie Deliverance with all the bad talking, etc.

It is a beautiful place with mountain scenery, a beautiful lake, an wonderful university, good schools, great history, fun walking trails, an excellent golf course, and is getting better all the time.

The people, for the most part, are the best you will find anywhere. If you have trouble, you will have many people knocking on your door offering help ,and probably, food. It is a good place to raise kids with no gangs. Drugs are everywhere...you just have to keep them away from that as you would anywhere. It does need more cultural things for kids such as a place to take dance lessons, art lessons, etc. You have to drive for that type of thing. It is a cheap place to live compared to many other places for all you get.

I am proud to live in Claiborne County!
Tom

United States

#2 Jan 5, 2009
Yeah, true, there are some good things about this County, but it would be a much better place if they would give our children a place to go and hang out like a ymca or ANYTHING.. maybe that would keep kids occupied so they wouldn't want to do drugs just to keep from getting bored!
Please

Tazewell, TN

#3 Jan 5, 2009
Actually, we have tried to get both a YMCA and a Boys/Girls Club. However, the population is not high enough to get either. It would have to be something privately owned. Our children do need a place to go.

All the parks - Harrogate, New Tazewell, and Tazewell have made major improvements to try to alleviate some of this. In warm weather, kids do have more options.
honestly

Tazewell, TN

#4 Jan 5, 2009
Thank GOD finally someone with something good to say about our county and hopefully our people!!!Thank u so much {over the gossip}for acting in the way most us do around here!!! God BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Curious

Blackford, KY

#5 Jan 6, 2009
Thank you for starting a new forum (just found it this morning). I guess there are a few good people in your area. Frankly, I was getting pretty sick of the foul abuse. I have friends that have visited that area (looking at property) and I have looked on the net; from what I have heard and could see it was really beautiful. My interest was job opportunities. I should have started my own forum but had no idea that people would get so vicious over a simple question about their businesses. I have found you local paper and will subscribe to it but, yesterday's retaliatory comments have somewhat soured me on the idea of moving there.

I understand you need civil facilities for children to go to in your area. You never know who may be seeing these comments that may have had the financial ability and once considered investing in such places but are now turning in another direction. I guess people either just don't think (or maybe don't care) who they may be talking to when being so hurtful with their language.

I wish the best to all of you.
one rotton tater

United States

#6 Jan 7, 2009
job opportunities?curious you are a dumbas*. i know now you voted for mccain. there's no jobs here.
one rotton tater

United States

#7 Jan 7, 2009
that my freedom of speech
Curious

Blackford, KY

#8 Jan 8, 2009
So much for "nice".
one rotton tater wrote:
job opportunities?curious you are a dumbas*. i know now you voted for mccain. there's no jobs here.
truth

Medford, WI

#9 Jan 8, 2009
the sad thing is... their right there are hardly any jobs here and most that are here are either laying off or the places are goin out of business... but it could have been put in a nicer way!
one rotton tater

United States

#10 Jan 8, 2009
i would have for everybody else but not curious.
she likes to stick her nose in everybody business.
until you move here keep your mouth shut. END OF
STORY.
Curious

Eddyville, KY

#11 Jan 9, 2009
Interesting, because when it comes to business, "everbody business" is a matter of public record. Having said that, my curiosity was so peaked that I decided to do my own research. The internet contains such a wealth of knowledge. I have learned so much about "your" little town. It seems there are several places for career opportunities...1. DeRoyal Mfg., founder Pete Debusk, Bushline Inc, co-founders Hollis Bush and Litton Bush, England Corsair a subsidiary of LZ Boy, founder Dwight D. England, a few restaurants, numerous salons, other small businesses and several (what appears to be lucrative businesses) owned by James O. England and Joanna M. England these must be the people mentioned on the other forum as James and "Joanne". Due to the fact you started getting involved in these conversations regarding Mr. Poore, I just wanted to point out to you I cannot find any public record stating that he presently owns any business. But, that is neither here nor there. Another thing I am trying understand is why you have become so beligerent with me. I don't feel it is because you are concerned I may move there and take a job opportunity from you, because it is obvious we are in a totally different league.
one rotton tater

United States

#12 Jan 9, 2009
LOL. if you move here i will help you get a job at bushline or englands. that would be more "YOUR LEAGUE" can't wait to see you here. there's a mobile home for sale at burchfield and another one at indian creek.
Curious

Eddyville, KY

#13 Jan 9, 2009
I appreciate your offer (sounds as if you are the person with "pull"), however I have already been offered a management position almost too enticing to turn down. Unfortunately, it is not with either of those companies. I personally wouldn't mind living in a mobile home, but because of my child I really want more room. Are you familiar with Rock Harbor? It seems to be a really nice, gated area. It is one of the options I am weighing at this time but I am sure I will find something to my liking. I just can't believe cheap housing is there.
one rotton tater wrote:
LOL. if you move here i will help you get a job at bushline or englands. that would be more "YOUR LEAGUE" can't wait to see you here. there's a mobile home for sale at burchfield and another one at indian creek.
honestly

Tazewell, TN

#14 Jan 9, 2009
Curious wrote:
Interesting, because when it comes to business, "everbody business" is a matter of public record. Having said that, my curiosity was so peaked that I decided to do my own research. The internet contains such a wealth of knowledge. I have learned so much about "your" little town. It seems there are several places for career opportunities...1. DeRoyal Mfg., founder Pete Debusk, Bushline Inc, co-founders Hollis Bush and Litton Bush, England Corsair a subsidiary of LZ Boy, founder Dwight D. England, a few restaurants, numerous salons, other small businesses and several (what appears to be lucrative businesses) owned by James O. England and Joanna M. England these must be the people mentioned on the other forum as James and "Joanne". Due to the fact you started getting involved in these conversations regarding Mr. Poore, I just wanted to point out to you I cannot find any public record stating that he presently owns any business. But, that is neither here nor there. Another thing I am trying understand is why you have become so beligerent with me. I don't feel it is because you are concerned I may move there and take a job opportunity from you, because it is obvious we are in a totally different league.
Ohh "Mr.Poore" is the man behind the scenes {that's how he likes it!!} And a dam* good partner!!! You'll love it here and rock harbor is top notch!!! Best of luck to ya!!
one rotton tater

United States

#15 Jan 10, 2009
don't forget james and joanna. they have done a great job too. tazewell used to be a big sinkhole. now it has some of the best businesses built there.

“This little light of mine”

Since: Dec 08

I'm gonna let it shine

#16 Jan 10, 2009
one rotton tater wrote:
job opportunities?curious you are a dumbas*. i know now you voted for mccain. there's no jobs here.
How about a little respect?
That person didn't say a thing to deserve those mean words.
Aint you ashamed of yourself?
one rotton tater

United States

#17 Jan 10, 2009
how about keeping your nose out of other peoples business. i bet your one of these sunday morning only christians. now if you want respect you can find it in the fu**ing dictionary
Yep

Ooltewah, TN

#18 Jan 10, 2009
one rotton tater wrote:
don't forget james and joanna. they have done a great job too. tazewell used to be a big sinkhole. now it has some of the best businesses built there.
Roger owns half with James on most of the businesses. I know that for a fact. Evidently he just doesn't like to have his picture in the paper. A little modest I guess. The Chamber gave both of them an award for what they have done for the county. I am guessing you were not at the Chamber dinner to see it or saw it in the paper.

And remember, being nice gets you much more places than being mean. But I guess your name says it all.

“This little light of mine”

Since: Dec 08

I'm gonna let it shine

#19 Jan 10, 2009
one rotton tater wrote:
how about keeping your nose out of other peoples business. i bet your one of these sunday morning only christians. now if you want respect you can find it in the fu**ing dictionary
You wrote:

job opportunities?curious you are a dumbas*. i know now you voted for mccain. there's no jobs here.

Take your own advice.
Curious

Shreveport, LA

#20 Jan 11, 2009
I have seen it mentioned a couple of times that Roger was 'behind the scenes", and I just couldn't determine what that meant. I thought maybe he was a financier. Now you are saying (and sounds as if you know what you are talking about) that he owns half. What businesses does he own half??? In my research I found that Mr. and Mrs. England (I am assuming they are married) own several businesses as well as properties, however I do not see where Mr. Poore is listed as owner on any of these, maybe there are more I did not find. I understand that you can be a silent partner in business ventures but your name would still appear on the proper documentation otherwise you are not an owner. I am sorry to be so inquisitive, but on this forum and the previous some have been so adament about not talking about the businesses in your town. These people were not only protective about talking but some were just down-right beligerent. This all made me even more curious.
Yep wrote:
<quoted text>
Roger owns half with James on most of the businesses. I know that for a fact. Evidently he just doesn't like to have his picture in the paper. A little modest I guess. The Chamber gave both of them an award for what they have done for the county. I am guessing you were not at the Chamber dinner to see it or saw it in the paper.
And remember, being nice gets you much more places than being mean. But I guess your name says it all.

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