I have a question about Mayor Beam

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Ryan

Huntsville, AL

#1 Jan 5, 2012
Please, serious discussion only. Why would someone that ran at least 2 other times for mayor, and finally get it, only serve 1 term and then run for something else? I don't get it.
voter

Alturas, FL

#2 Jan 5, 2012
Because of the Northridge deal, the Rescue Squad, now the APD. He has had enough.
Candace

Birmingham, AL

#3 Jan 5, 2012
Because the pay is much better as Probate Judge. I wish him luck in his endeavor and, personally, wish he would stick around. He along with the Council have had a lot of hard decisions to make that were in the best (fiscal) interest of the City. Our financial situation was a mess when he took over. Anyone that assumes or questions that Beam would leave over controversy obviously doesn't know the man. He is a man strong in his convictions that will not run from whatever consequences might arise from his decisions; he faces them head on. That is part of the reason the City has progressed. Has he caught flack from it? Yes. Does he regret anything? I would say no....ask him yourself, he's a humble man and will answer honestly.

For anyone else that might want to engage in this discussion by repeating hearsay or conjecture, look at our City books first....they are open to the public.

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Your joking right

Arab, AL

#4 Jan 5, 2012
City had to lay off five employees for the first time because of no money. All they want to do is save. I am for saving but you have to spend and spend wisely. Christmas lights were nice but at the cost of putting food on the table or people's jobs city employees went without raises. The lights alon cost 35000. But have much did the power bill cost no one talks abbot that. Yes beam is a nice man but him and bishop have too go.

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glad hes going

Cullman, AL

#5 Jan 5, 2012
well if he was any kind of good man. he his self would have done something about the A.P.D.!knowing my self that he has had complaints about LAMBERT and RAINWARTER !!!!!! not to long ago about these guys . they are pigs they use there badge for there own good . and treat women like crap hell LAMBERTS WIFE dont even live with him any more ! but she comes by once in a while so he can get a little bit. when one of his many other women have stuff to do and dont have time for him ! think about this ! is that how you would want your son to act or treat women ? really COPS should be some one could look up to !!!!!!!!!!

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voter

Alturas, FL

#6 Jan 5, 2012
I cited APD as a reason in my original post. Gary is a good man, he was involved with some very poor financial decisions and is now in a no win position as mayor. Sounds like there needs to be a post about the other officers with real complaints and facts, not rumors and opinions?
Candace

Birmingham, AL

#7 Jan 5, 2012
Ryan: see what happens when you try to get a 'serious discussion' on a forum? As of late, it has become nothing but a bashing forum. There ARE no serious discussion on here at the present. I suggest you ask the mayor. I'm sure he will be candid with you. Take care.

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Arab

Arab, AL

#8 Jan 5, 2012
Candace wrote:
Ryan: see what happens when you try to get a 'serious discussion' on a forum? As of late, it has become nothing but a bashing forum. There ARE no serious discussion on here at the present. I suggest you ask the mayor. I'm sure he will be candid with you. Take care.
I don't think city is in a better place now than four years ago. Yes beam is a great person but you need more than that to be a good mayor and probate judge. I don't think beam will win probate judge nor after the decisions made during his four years as mayor would he get re- elected
Bad roads, city equipment getting old, no raises foe employees, could not afford city Christmas party had to have a local business pick up the tab but hey we have a million in the bank.
And yes I like beam he is a nice, great person.

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Ryan

Huntsville, AL

#9 Jan 6, 2012
glad hes going wrote:
well if he was any kind of good man. he his self would have done something about the A.P.D.!knowing my self that he has had complaints about LAMBERT and RAINWARTER !!!!!! not to long ago about these guys . they are pigs they use there badge for there own good . and treat women like crap hell LAMBERTS WIFE dont even live with him any more ! but she comes by once in a while so he can get a little bit. when one of his many other women have stuff to do and dont have time for him ! think about this ! is that how you would want your son to act or treat women ? really COPS should be some one could look up to !!!!!!!!!!
Go get the help you need before it's too late. You have an agenda and we don't care about it.
Citizen

Albertville, AL

#10 Jan 6, 2012
I don't think that Gary Beam would make a very good probate judge. He made some very poor financial decisions relating to Arab city money. I don't think he has the ability to be a good probate judge since that also involves dealing with other people's money.

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Vigilant

Albertville, AL

#11 Jan 6, 2012
Gary Beam has never been able to hold a job. He used to work for the city years ago and was quietly forced out. He is dumber than a box of rocks. He has a good character up to a certain point. Don't forget that there used to be a beer machine at he and his brother's golf course. Since the county is dry he is in effect a bootlegger. Or was at least. Just because someone goes to church all the time doesn't mean he is a good man. Nintey percent of the people in prison claim to be christian. Beam is going for probate judge because it pays more than his mayor's salary and he wants to get state retirement; and because there was a wave election last time, that saw a lot of money spent and a lot of republicans elected, now he thinks he can take over as a republican. Tim Mitchell has done an excellent job and has been there a long time. Meaning, he has a lot of friends. If Tim gets defeated, it won't be because Gary Beam gets elected. There are some other strong Republican candidates. At least he won't be mayor of Arab any more. Gary is the perfect example of the good old boy. But again, he is dumber than a box of rocks. The more important question is, who are we going to get next.

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up to here with the lies

Birmingham, AL

#12 Jan 7, 2012
glad hes going wrote:
well if he was any kind of good man. he his self would have done something about the A.P.D.!knowing my self that he has had complaints about LAMBERT and RAINWARTER !!!!!! not to long ago about these guys . they are pigs they use there badge for there own good . and treat women like crap hell LAMBERTS WIFE dont even live with him any more ! but she comes by once in a while so he can get a little bit. when one of his many other women have stuff to do and dont have time for him ! think about this ! is that how you would want your son to act or treat women ? really COPS should be some one could look up to !!!!!!!!!!
i agree. dust lambert and robbie rainwater are just as guilty. i have had experience with all three of them. they are dogs. they won't be there long if citizens demand and investigation. somewhere here it says that the arab tribue proved that he was innocent. if he was innocent then why did he resign or have the option? they are totally biased when it comes to these police officers. makes you wonder what they have done for david moore? they waited 10 days or more to report it in the paper and then put it in saturdays paper insted of wednesday when majority of people read the paper. did they wait so long so they could get their stories straight? hell yes. it made me sick to read it. what about seth's child out of wed lock who is named seth. he is two years old and belongs to seth and tracy white.(not her married name). i tried to make a report 4 times against seth sullivan and the reason he has no reports on him is because they refused to take mine. i went there 4 times and was interrogated like i was a criminal. wake up arab. this has just begun because i am not through yet. i am not talking on speculation i am talking from experience. the "other investigator" in the tribunme was the Alabama bureau of Investigation. the arab tribune didn't say that is who it was. see what i mean about biased? don't stop now just when we are getting so close. ed ralston also has known what has been going on for years. seth sullivan acted as though this was his only infidelity. what a joke. if all the women weren't so scared they would speak up. robbie rainwater stalked a friend of mines daughter for almost a year until her brother warned him to stop. he does it all the time. he thinks because he is a police officer that women should fall all over him. boy, give some people a little power and they really go nuts. dusty lambert is just as bad.the whole dept. is pathetic. i am ashamed to be from arab. it doesn't stop there. what about t he woman at the water dept who embezzled over 16000 dollars out of petty cash. Ms.Green. they gave her a choice to pay it back or be prosecuted. who gets that chance? need an answer Jimmy Campbell. we went to school together and i know you well mr. campbell. was there hanky panky going on there as well? also seth sullivan should be taken of the board at arab electric and should not be allowed to be on the board of any municipality. didn't see anything in the tribune about ms. green. maybe they are waiting to get their stories straigt on that one too. i am sure that there will be people who will disagree with me on all of this, but you just wait.
Think Rachael
Cain caused a disturbance? just wait.

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Toiletwater

Jackson, GA

#14 Jan 7, 2012
Women love me, young girls too.
rock

United States

#15 Jan 7, 2012
As long as you keep complaining to the Arab Police Bless his little heart(bumb)officer nothing will happen. The only thing bless his little heart (bumb) officer will do is tell his best friend bless his little heart (bumber) police officer friend and screw it up. Buy the time it gets to the correct person they can not do anything with it. You know that most of your police officers have never left the city of arab. They went to school in arab, got a job at the local plant, became a police officer and thats about all they do. Most only go to some conferance where all they have to do is pay for conferance fee and then at the end of the conferance they get a piece of paper with there ceu's on it for the year. They do this because most other classes you have to pass a test at the end to get your ceu's.
Just because you call the police department does not mean you are talking to the right person. The police depatment has dispacthers, jailers, voulenters, and secertary personel,who think they know the law because they have worked for the pd for years. Most of the works are just like the police. They went to arab high then went to work for the pd.

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GeorgieGirl

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#16 Jan 7, 2012
The Christmas Lights bring in more people who spend money in Arab,which by the way helps our City!
glad hes going wrote:
well if he was any kind of good man. he his self would have done something about the A.P.D.!knowing my self that he has had complaints about LAMBERT and RAINWARTER !!!!!! not to long ago about these guys . they are pigs they use there badge for there own good . and treat women like crap hell LAMBERTS WIFE dont even live with him any more ! but she comes by once in a while so he can get a little bit. when one of his many other women have stuff to do and dont have time for him ! think about this ! is that how you would want your son to act or treat women ? really COPS should be some one could look up to !!!!!!!!!!

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GeorgieGirl

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#17 Jan 7, 2012
You don't know what your talking about! He's a lot smarter then you are and more of a Christian then anyone I know! You'll pay one day for your slander. He also went to collage in Aburn. So right there tells everyone what kind of lier you are. I hope and pray he makes it as our new Probate Judge. I'm ready for a real change and voting for a Repubican is the right way to go because a Democrate has totaly destroyed America. Vivilant......what a joke!
Vigilant wrote:
Gary Beam has never been able to hold a job. He used to work for the city years ago and was quietly forced out. He is dumber than a box of rocks. He has a good character up to a certain point. Don't forget that there used to be a beer machine at he and his brother's golf course. Since the county is dry he is in effect a bootlegger. Or was at least. Just because someone goes to church all the time doesn't mean he is a good man. Nintey percent of the people in prison claim to be christian. Beam is going for probate judge because it pays more than his mayor's salary and he wants to get state retirement; and because there was a wave election last time, that saw a lot of money spent and a lot of republicans elected, now he thinks he can take over as a republican. Tim Mitchell has done an excellent job and has been there a long time. Meaning, he has a lot of friends. If Tim gets defeated, it won't be because Gary Beam gets elected. There are some other strong Republican candidates. At least he won't be mayor of Arab any more. Gary is the perfect example of the good old boy. But again, he is dumber than a box of rocks. The more important question is, who are we going to get next.

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Republican myself

Arab, AL

#18 Jan 7, 2012
GeorgieGirl wrote:
You don't know what your talking about! He's a lot smarter then you are and more of a Christian then anyone I know! You'll pay one day for your slander. He also went to collage in Aburn. So right there tells everyone what kind of lier you are. I hope and pray he makes it as our new Probate Judge. I'm ready for a real change and voting for a Repubican is the right way to go because a Democrate has totaly destroyed America. Vivilant......what a joke!
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I will vote republican for probate judge as long as it not beam. Yes he might have went to collage at auburn but that doesn't make him a good mayor or leader. Beam and the council have made some very bad decisions and it will cost him votes.

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Arab

Arab, AL

#19 Jan 7, 2012
GeorgieGirl wrote:
The Christmas Lights bring in more people who spend money in Arab,which by the way helps our City! <quoted text>
I went to the park and walked around and took some pictures of my family with the lights. We were there no more than 30 min. Yes some people did come from other places than Arab to see the lights. The problem is ther is nothing else for these people to do here, so they come see lights and leave. We don't have a lot of places to eat. Fast food, Mexican food and a couple of other places. Theses people did not spend much money in Arab when they were here. It was funny when beam said the same thing at the council meeting.

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Really

Thomaston, GA

#20 Jan 7, 2012
Ha! I would love to see how much revenue the Arab Christmas lights generate. NONE! What a joke. Money is spent poorly in Arab. The lights are just like everything else ; from the outside looking in , the exterior looks great while the inside of it all is suffering. When the most popular restaurant in the community is McDonalds , then something is most definetly wrong with decisions or lack of decisions being made to bring in new business for the benefit of the community. This town has been at a "stand still" with no growth! Absolutely ,NO growth..... When it has been discussed for 4 years to even get a traffic light at a highly dangerous intersection and still " in progress" then thats lack of leadership and that's a problem. If a traffic light is still " in progress" then that tells you Arab City has had NO PROGRESS. Beam is a great guy with many of the rest but we need to stop with the " great guy" voting and get some people in that care less if everyone likes them but someone that gets things done.

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jus sayin

Boaz, AL

#21 Jan 8, 2012
Vigilant wrote:
Gary Beam has never been able to hold a job. He used to work for the city years ago and was quietly forced out. He is dumber than a box of rocks. He has a good character up to a certain point. Don't forget that there used to be a beer machine at he and his brother's golf course. Since the county is dry he is in effect a bootlegger. Or was at least. Just because someone goes to church all the time doesn't mean he is a good man. Nintey percent of the people in prison claim to be christian. Beam is going for probate judge because it pays more than his mayor's salary and he wants to get state retirement; and because there was a wave election last time, that saw a lot of money spent and a lot of republicans elected, now he thinks he can take over as a republican. Tim Mitchell has done an excellent job and has been there a long time. Meaning, he has a lot of friends. If Tim gets defeated, it won't be because Gary Beam gets elected. There are some other strong Republican candidates. At least he won't be mayor of Arab any more. Gary is the perfect example of the good old boy. But again, he is dumber than a box of rocks. The more important question is, who are we going to get next.
Vigilante' should be your name. You don't have a clue. Gary Beam or anyone would make a better Probate Judge than Mitchell. Anything or anyone to get Mitchell and his cronies out of the courthouse. Just so you know...There is suppose to be no smoking anywhere in the courthouse, but Mitchell smokes in his office. What does that say about the man? It says he thinks he is above the rules. Mitchell refuses to obey the Federal Motor Voter law that federally mandates a voter registration application be offered to every person that renews or gets a new license. Mitchell refuses to OBEY this law. So, doesn't that make Mitchell a felon? That is probably just the tip of the iceburg with this man and a window into of the integrity (or lack there of)of this man. Why would this man discourage voter registration? Because no one runs for the Probate seat against him, and Mitchell doesn't want any more potential voters to register because that might vote him out of the Probate office. If no one runs against Mitchell, he's in again. Open your eyes. Gary Beam probably has more honesty and integrity in his little finger than Tim Mitchell has in his whole body. News Flash: It's under Gary Beam's Mayoral term that the Arab PD is finally getting cleaned up of cronies and good ole boys. I'm proud of him. Maybe he can do a little cleaning up at the Marshall County Court house. He will have my prayers that's for sure.

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