Tellico Mayor Powers not seeking re-e...

Tellico Mayor Powers not seeking re-election

There are 13 comments on the Monroe County Advocate story from Jun 20, 2011, titled Tellico Mayor Powers not seeking re-election. In it, Monroe County Advocate reports that:

The election field is now set for both Tellico Plains and Vonore, and for the first time in six years, Tellico Plains will have a new mayor after the September election.

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Knoxville, TN

#1 Jul 19, 2011
It is about time that Powers is NOT seeking relection. He is a corrupt crook and so is his little "govenment". He owed back pay to many part time officers, he has not fixed police cars, equipment for our town to FUNCTION!
He chased off former police chiefs, and he wants to control all of us of Tellico Plains, TN.
People will start to find out what a crook you are Powers! Cannot wait for you to be gone!

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jul 19, 2011
Good! He is a crook and has put Tellico Plains TN in a soon to be bankrupt capacity! BYE!

Knoxville, TN

#3 Jul 19, 2011
Why hasn't the "mayor" repaired, fixed and taking care of his Police Officers! The department is a joke thanks to you, mayor. Out town is headed for a heartache because of you! So, take you homeboy attitude and leave!

Knoxville, TN

#4 Jul 19, 2011
Shame on you Mayor Powers! You chased off the best police chief we ever had, Chief Isbell.
Now, you have ruined our town, and then you have the nerve to blame it on everyone else but you!
You are going to bankrupt our precious little town we have!

Knoxville, TN

#5 Jul 19, 2011
Glad he is going!

Knoxville, TN

#6 Jul 19, 2011
Someone needs to check Tellico Plains TN. out for the most outstanding "corrupted" town. Unfortunatly the "home boy" syndrome has hit with Mayor Powers. He is going to bankrupt this town.
He does not pay his employees overtime, comp time, and other pays that he owes people that have done work. Bye Mayor Powers!
p.s. I am one of the ones you are rippin off
Red Bird

Maryville, TN

#7 Jul 20, 2011
I really don't think his replacement will be much better! I hear a McJunkin is going to run? Then I heard a county commisioner son was running! Boy that would be a winner! An all in the family running Tellico Plains!

Knoxville, TN

#8 Jul 20, 2011
Mayor Powers refuses to pay former police Chief Bill Isbell his wages he earned. Pay now or pay lawyers, court costs AND former police Chief Bill Isbell!

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jul 20, 2011
Shame! Shame! Shame!

Knoxville, TN

#10 Jul 20, 2011
It is unfortunate that a beautiful small town has NO respect or funds to help the Police Dept / Fire Dept. Why??? NOT????

Cosby, TN

#11 Jul 30, 2011
It is sad that Tellico Plains will not grow with all it's surrounding beauty, because of the politics for that town. Some people will not allow any change, and therefore, it is not good for the people in Tellico.
Get over it

Tellico Plains, TN

#12 Sep 4, 2011
MARIE ISBELL, STFU ALREADY! It's pretty sad your hubby broke the LAW as a Police Chief. Shame on you posting 11 comments in 2 days, Attacking Mayor Powers.

Interview with Mayor Powers reveals an unfiltered look at the Isbell legacy. Were False-Pretense Statutes violated?'EplateGate' scandal unveiled
Isbell crony with E plates...How many are there?
In stark contrast to some of the 'sugar coated propaganda' that appeared last March over Bill isbell's resignation, it is now known a sequence of events may have led to: a 'breach of trust, insubordination, cronyism, and clearly a case study in arrogance' during Bill Isbell's tenure as Tellico Plains Chief of Police.
Towards the end, lt seems Isbell had no other viable option but to 'resign'. In a phone interview on Monday June 6, 2011--Tellico Plains mayor Roger Powers said he demanded an explanation last winter, as to why a person (Don Charest) that "he had never appointed," was given a key.--Mayor Powers said, "Actually, I never put him on the reserve," and the issue with the key, when I asked "Who gave the key?" and "no one could come up with an answer, or wouldn't tell basically."...."I did not like the way they (TPPD) handled it, and I can't have that."
Mayor Powers went on to say that Chief of Police Bill Isbell stepped down soon after the incident. Don Charest, an Isbell crony and Coker Creek resident, who helped in the failed 2010 Isbell for Sheriff campaign, is still displaying E plates on 2 of his personal vehicles, even though it is now clear, that he is NOT a city or county reserve police officer. If there was no legal confirmation of Don Charest as a Reserve Tellico Plains Police officer, were False-Pretense Statutes violated? See the requirements to legally have E Plates on a personal vehicle.
See what happened in a small Missouri town when a small town Mayor was conned by Bill Jakob, a man that had no prior police experience and was signed on as a police officer.
A few days after this web posting was shared with the public, Mayor Powers made his final 'swan song' in the local media to announce his retirement-- Mayor Powers said he would not run for re-election.
at 8:48 AM
Labels: Tellico Plains mayor confronts misconduct
Monday, May 9, 2011
Political Patronage cronies no longer eligible for E plates
'Political patronage cronies' that were involved as Reserve Police officers last year, were terminated around the time of Bill Isbell's termination from the TPPD, see Eplate scandal. Those not listed in the roster of the TPPD, are not eligible to have E Plates on their personal vehicles.
Driving with E Plates has many perks--it virtually guarantees you will not get a 'speeding ticket',.....displaying E plates on a personal vehicle has also been used as a ploy by criminals to pose as fake cops....
To have E Plates on a personal vehicle,(like the one in the picture) you must be an active member of a Police Dept., or part of Emergency medical personnel.
Patronage is the support that an individual gives to someone to benefit their political aspirations. Some types of Political patronage may violate laws or ethics codes, such as when political leaders engage in nepotism (hiring family members) and cronyism.
at 8:31 AM
Labels: Ex-Cops Political patronage

Vonore, TN

#13 Oct 6, 2011
One thing that small tourist town doesn't have during slow economic times is MONEY. You can whine and complain about this and that but when you dont have the revenue that you had before something has to give. In my opinion the town police force is too large as it is, If you look all around the country emergency services are being cut back everywhere. Look around you the county just raised property taxes to take care of its bloated staff so it can make ends meet. What money do you think a small town with no real industry has? If it was between not having a job in a shrinking job field and not getting paid a little OT here and there I think I would be happy to have a job!

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