Ben Griffin Sheriff ????

Ben Griffin Sheriff ????

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Oh Good Lord

Bennettsville, SC

#1 May 20, 2013
Oh Good Lord is this guy going to run??????? Does anyone know if Ben has tossed his hat into the ring? Can someone kick that hat out the ring? The CCSO is already a mess. If he ran, oh gosh just think all the CORRUPT officers that get to stay, example: FORE would stay if Ben made a mess in this county as County Commissioner.....people got sick of Ben's expensive choices and finally stopped voting for him. Does anyone know if he will run?
go4it

Benson, NC

#2 May 20, 2013
Ben might make a great sheriff. He already knows who all the crooks are.
wow

Lenoir, NC

#3 May 20, 2013
yea and he's one of the biggest in the county himself
May God bless everyone

Lenoir, NC

#4 May 20, 2013
Would that be Ben senior or Ben Jurior? Or Mike Lackey?
Curious

Hickory, NC

#5 May 20, 2013
That's a good question.
not

Lenoir, NC

#6 May 20, 2013
Ben is not running for Sheriff, where do you get that info from. I think they changed the law a few years back anyways that requires a Sheriff to be a certified law enforcement officer.
Pike Bishop

United States

#7 May 21, 2013
NO NO this is all wrong.Ben is Boss Hogg
Jones is Rosco P. Coltrane
whyfor

Lenoir, NC

#8 May 21, 2013
People think if someone works and gets ahead that they did something crooked.
Knowing Ben for years and that he started with nothing a built up a great business makes m proud to know that it can be done. He is honest, no matter what you think. Some people just like o start tales without proof, just like this about him running for sheriff.
Post your claim against him along with your proof, then people may believe you.
Fair Question

Stanfield, NC

#9 May 22, 2013
Is he running or not was the question. Does anyone know ?
Pike Bishop

United States

#10 May 22, 2013
Ben dissoved Caldwell Home health, sold remnants and just coincidentally the company Advance bought for its headquartes Ben's brother's old pool hall.
Give us a break, BG is and has used his posiion for personal gain. This deal is fact.
Hope to heaven he never holds any office again.
I care less if he makes a billion dollars in private, legit sales. I find it offensive he wishes to play the pious Christian while abusing county employees and taking advantage of public office.
No silver silver spoon

Lenoir, NC

#11 May 22, 2013
whyfor wrote:
People think if someone works and gets ahead that they did something crooked.
Knowing Ben for years and that he started with nothing a built up a great business makes m proud to know that it can be done. He is honest, no matter what you think. Some people just like o start tales without proof, just like this about him running for sheriff.
Post your claim against him along with your proof, then people may believe you.
I, too, have known him many years. He worked even as a young man and nothing was given to him. I've done business with him over the years. I make an offer and he takes it or leaves it, just as I do with any other business person. And, to tell the truth, he's gotten me some great investments over and over. If he ran for sheriff I'd vote for him.
No silver silver spoon

Lenoir, NC

#12 May 22, 2013
Pike Bishop wrote:
Ben dissoved Caldwell Home health, sold remnants and just coincidentally the company Advance bought for its headquartes Ben's brother's old pool hall.
Give us a break, BG is and has used his posiion for personal gain. This deal is fact.
Hope to heaven he never holds any office again.
I care less if he makes a billion dollars in private, legit sales. I find it offensive he wishes to play the pious Christian while abusing county employees and taking advantage of public office.
What was Caldwell Home Health? And Advance?
no he isnt but

Lenoir, NC

#13 May 22, 2013
Pike Bishop wrote:
Ben dissoved Caldwell Home health, sold remnants and just coincidentally the company Advance bought for its headquartes Ben's brother's old pool hall.
Give us a break, BG is and has used his posiion for personal gain. This deal is fact.
Hope to heaven he never holds any office again.
I care less if he makes a billion dollars in private, legit sales. I find it offensive he wishes to play the pious Christian while abusing county employees and taking advantage of public office.
None of you seem to have a problem with Alan Jones doing much much worse with our tax money and abusing his power but oh wait he is not a big bad rich guy like Ben. Not a single one of you can set there and say they could or would do any different than Ben if given the same circumstances. I get sick and damn tired of hearing about how bad Ben is when you morons elected that clown of a Sheriff and seem to not have a single problem with a thing he does in office. Ben isn't running for Sheriff but he would do a hell of a lot better than the one you all placed so much trust in, then again a monkey would so I dont think that is much of a compliment. Ben came from absolutely nothing and built himself up to where he is now so as usual everyone in this county has to think he did something crooked, let me clue you in its called not being a loser, keeping your nose to the grind stone and taking advantage of opportunity when it arrives.
Pike Bishop

United States

#14 May 22, 2013
Caldwell home health was the home care wing of the county health dept. It was gutted and sold to Advance home care who bought Ben's brother Bart's old pool hall in Lenoir to house the operation.
No silver silver spoon

Lenoir, NC

#15 May 22, 2013
Pike Bishop wrote:
Caldwell home health was the home care wing of the county health dept. It was gutted and sold to Advance home care who bought Ben's brother Bart's old pool hall in Lenoir to house the operation.
Am I thinking rigt that Home Health was sponsored by the county and Ben's sale made it a private operation? I'm not up on home health care at all.
Sandman

United States

#16 May 22, 2013
yep, your right. Advance made home health care a very lucrative private business (for both public and private investors) and his brother Bart made a decent profit on the sale of friendly billards.
say what??

Fairview, NC

#17 May 22, 2013
no he isnt but wrote:
<quoted text>None of you seem to have a problem with Alan Jones doing much much worse with our tax money and abusing his power but oh wait he is not a big bad rich guy like Ben. Not a single one of you can set there and say they could or would do any different than Ben if given the same circumstances. I get sick and damn tired of hearing about how bad Ben is when you morons elected that clown of a Sheriff and seem to not have a single problem with a thing he does in office. Ben isn't running for Sheriff but he would do a hell of a lot better than the one you all placed so much trust in, then again a monkey would so I dont think that is much of a compliment. Ben came from absolutely nothing and built himself up to where he is now so as usual everyone in this county has to think he did something crooked, let me clue you in its called not being a loser, keeping your nose to the grind stone and taking advantage of opportunity when it arrives.
Absolutely. I personally think Ben made the decisions that needed to be made regardless of the political blowback. Did it benefit those close to him?? Maybe, but nothing illegal or nothing any other commissioner has not done..
exactly

Lenoir, NC

#18 May 22, 2013
[QUOTE who="say what??"]<quoted text>
Absolutely. I personally think Ben made the decisions that needed to be made regardless of the political blowback. Did it benefit those close to him?? Maybe, but nothing illegal or nothing any other commissioner has not done..[/QUOTE]Exactly right. Ben made a lot of tough decisions or rather unpopular ones but it was in the best interest of the county. Ben is no fool and he knows that when the county prospers... he prospers, whats so bad about that. The county commission that was in before him made it nearly impossible for anyone to come in after them without pissing people off and making cuts just to survive. If the people of this county think its a crime to make a profit and not be poor then no wonder this county is in the shape its in. One thing about Ben, he decided early on in life that minimum wage wasn't for him and he did something about it. He doesn't set around waiting for someone to hand him something or blame someone else for his failures in life.
No Silver spoon

Lenoir, NC

#19 May 23, 2013
[QUOTE who="say what??"]<quoted text>
Absolutely. I personally think Ben made the decisions that needed to be made regardless of the political blowback. Did it benefit those close to him?? Maybe, but nothing illegal or nothing any other commissioner has not done..[/QUOTE] So, in turn he took the burden of this business off the taxpayers and made jobs for citizens of this county? Am I right. As small as this county is how could someone not know someone else when making profitable deals? I don't see how this is anything to criticize.
Shaking my head

Taylors, SC

#20 May 23, 2013
Whatever

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