Who will be the next sheriff in Jacks...
Memphis 1776

Missoula, MT

#102 Mar 10, 2014
I remember Jackson county before ashe was elected. It was a much better place. I noticed that Mary Rock is running.This will make a lot of people happy and there will be critics but low estimates are 4000 people not including the 1500 that signed her petition to get her on the ballot in 2010. She has more votes than any candidate running so far. She has a nice base. More women in Jackson County than men. This will be an interesting race. I think she is a strong candidate. With a unique view into the law enforcement of Jackson County. Lets get her out of the primary and see what happens in November !
Yeti

Franklin, NC

#103 Mar 24, 2014
True wrote:
I absolutely agree. Throw the bums out!
That's really the Christian thing to say. Seeing how you are supporting a working man Preacher with a Cross and Fish all over his signs. I thought slander, gossip, and saying bad things against your fellow man was a SIN! Sure is a Devilish way to get votes. Fake!
Yeti

Franklin, NC

#104 Mar 24, 2014
Country Boy wrote:
I have done my research and I will be choosing the republican candidate that has never made his living off of the taxpayers. BTW it's my understanding that two of the sheriffs in the surrounding counties had no experience either and look how well those offices are doing. Like I said before, the sheriff delegates the work. The candidate I have chosen owes no one any political favors. He doesn't have to try to make nice with the big wigs etc...... He wants to straighten out the drugs and crime in this county and is not concerned with politics. If he pisses the high roller drug dealers off SO WHAT?!! He has retired from a life long career of WORKING and doesn't have to worry about if he arrests someone that is related to the office staff or related to a county employee. We need a Sheriff that will walk tall and clean up this drug infested, you scratch my back I'll scratch yours, turn a blind eye county.
Yes he will clean the drugs out of the county just like he raised his son to be a thief, drug dealing, drug addict, sex offender piece of crap that died by the own meth he sold. Wow what a great father to save his sons life ! Sheriff! You got to be insane!
Yeti

Franklin, NC

#105 Mar 24, 2014
There is one a very good wrote:
<quoted text> tell swain and macon county this both sheriffs there had no experiance
That's not true! Macon had 15 years with the Sheriffs Office. Swain Sheriff had no Law Enforcement experience. He currently has 19 Law Suits pending in Federal Court too.
Truth

Franklin, NC

#106 Mar 24, 2014
Country Boy wrote:
http://crimereporting.ncdoj.gov/Reports.aspx
Check out the arrest statistics for 2012 in Jackson, Swain and Macon.
Swain has approximately 14,000 residents and had 757 arrests
Macon has approximately 33,000 residents and had 1020 arrests
JACKSON has approximately 42,000 residents and had 1283 arrests
Which means..........
Swain had the most arrests per population followed by Macon and Jackson was last.
SWAIN AND MACON BOTH HAVE SHERIFF'S THAT HAD NO EXPERIENCE BEFORE TAKING OFFICE.
That's great news for Jackson County! Sheriff has done a great job cleaning up the County. Isn't that what the Citizens expect? Isn't that the Sheriffs job? Low arrests means no crime! Sure doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to realize this. Congratulations Sheriff Ashe!
Joke

Franklin, NC

#107 Mar 24, 2014
Country Boy wrote:
My problem is not personal with the current sheriff or the other candidates. My problem is the unconcern and turning a blind eye to the drug problem in Jackson County. By electing Hall we are asking for four more years of very little being done about the drug problem in our county. Hall will continue to do things just about the same as Ashe has done. I agree with Mr. Hodgins 100%, "the majority of crime in this county is the result of illicit drugs". B&Es are mostly caused by those needing quick cash for drugs and the problem is getting worse. Mr. Hodgins is the only candidate that does not have to rub elbows with the "big wigs" because of politics. He has made his living by working hard. Logging is a very exhausting, hard job. If you come home and your door has been kicked in and all your personal belongings gone through and items you worked hard for have been stolen.........who do you want to be in charge of the officers that are going to be looking for these thugs?? A man that is not worried about who he ticks off in order to get the job done or a man that has to be careful about whom he ticks off or arrests because their family is influential and might not contribute to your campaign in the future. It's time to put someone in the sheriff's office that is for the common person. If you don't think that there are criminals and drug pushers that are "overlooked" because of their pocketbooks or their influential family members, you're sadly mistaken. There are drug dealers right in some of other candidates doors, they know exactly who the pushers are, see the high volume of traffic and still do nothing. Our citizens and most of all our children deserve a better future. Elect Hodgins and rid this county of the poison that is destroying and devastating our families and schools.
That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard! You can't tell the difference between SHIT and APPLE BUTTER without tasting it!
Self

Franklin, NC

#108 Mar 24, 2014
JC Voter wrote:
There is a democrat candidate who is also a "common man" and has spent his entire adult life serving his country and the citizens of this county. He is smart, experienced and cares about the victims of crime. If you want to learn more visit his Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/stevelillard2014...
The only person Lillard cares about is Lillard! He has job hopped 5 times in 13 years. Not always bettering himself but building a resume. He is greedy and self centered. Ask the people that worked under him. He has cussed me out so many time, never allow us to go to training, took items home that belonged to the County and now has a Red Head running his campaign that is more than a friend. She seemed to travel a lot with him on out of county over night training?
SOB

Franklin, NC

#109 Mar 24, 2014
Was for Hall wrote:
Disappointed now that Ashe has thrown his support to Hall. Anything that Ashe has to do with, I won't support.. Need information about Gunnels and Hodgin. Neither of which (my understanding) have been affiliated with Ashe.
You're a real Dumb Ass!
Hall ain't Ashe! Gunnels is Cruzan! Hodgins is an idiot! His son dealt drugs. What he do? Watch him die and gave him more money to buy Meth!
SOB

Franklin, NC

#110 Mar 24, 2014
Truth wrote:
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I do believe the lies are being spread by you. The lady I'm speaking of was divorced long before the doctor moved to this town. Furthermore, I hope Ashe is investigated for corruption when he goes out of office. Let's depose and give lie detector tests to some of these people that know about the lies and corruption that Ashe used because he thinks he's so much better than everyone else. Hell we thought Cruzan was bad. At least he didn't have his nose up in the air, thinking he was better than the very people that voted him in.
You are a real Dumb Ass! The Truth ain't in you! You are so stupid that you have to get someone to turn the computer on. You keep eating pills, sitting on your Fat Ass drawing Welfare watching TV and looking at Kiddy Porn. Your have to be a miserable puke. Stick your finger up your butt and smell it so you wake up to reality !
SOB

Franklin, NC

#111 Mar 24, 2014
Truth wrote:
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Since when is telling the truth considered to be hate? Aren't all of these things true? Yes they are, check court records in Jackson County and in Georgia. What was Hall's BOC the night he wrecked? Just how drunk was he?
You are a piece of Shit. You need your head busted for saying such a hateful lie. You'll answer for that one day. Your a damn liar. The trucking company paid out to the family and the driver of the truck was charged with manslaughter. Hall didn't deserve that said about him. Liar piece of Shit !
SOB

Franklin, NC

#112 Mar 24, 2014
Country Boy wrote:
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And do you have children? Can you say what they will and won't do? The very minute you say yours won't do this or that.....they're already doing them and probably worse. His son had a record, right? Well then, I guess there was no cover up or deals made for his Dad to pick him up and pay for the things he stole, so as not to have him suffer the humiliation of having to do as all the rest that are arrested for stealing? Unlike the current sheriff's wife. The deal was if she was caught, they were to call the sheriff and he'd come pay for what she stole and take her home.
There is a record of this!
Hodgins was his father and was caught not turned in. His fate followed him. Mary Rocks brother shot him because he stole off of him and sold his son drugs. Jimmy Hodgins knew all this and lied for him. I said lied for home to protect his son from going back to Prison.
Really

Webster, NC

#114 Mar 24, 2014
SOB - somebody hurt your little feelings? Mommy not love you enough? What an ugly, evil and hate filled person. I pity you. Please tell me who you are voting for so I can avoid them like the plague.......
Family

Webster, NC

#115 Mar 24, 2014
Self wrote:
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The only person Lillard cares about is Lillard! He has job hopped 5 times in 13 years. Not always bettering himself but building a resume. He is greedy and self centered. Ask the people that worked under him. He has cussed me out so many time, never allow us to go to training, took items home that belonged to the County and now has a Red Head running his campaign that is more than a friend. She seemed to travel a lot with him on out of county over night training?
You have posted nothing but LIES - I guess whatever makes you feel better, huh? I know the man and you wouldn't know the truth or a good man if they bit you on the ass. Guess your a Gunnels man (or gunnels) you've learned the trash talk lesson well. Although, your pretty nasty even for him. Do us all a favor and stay home election day - doubt you have voted a day in your life anyway. Idiot.
You Run

Franklin, NC

#116 Mar 28, 2014
Change is good wrote:
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Yes he is a nice fella but he is/was a Jimmy Ashe man and that's what the people are sick of. The people of Jackson County are tired of the law knowing who the pushers are and doing nothing about them. There's one that even worked on Ashe's campaign along with several members of that person's family. It should not matter what status you have in the county, how many family members you have working at the sheriff's department or how much they contributed to your campaign. Cut the head of the snake off and the snake dies.....get the peddler and the user has to go elsewhere. Hall passes a peddlers house everyday on his way to work and his way home, he can look out the door of his house and see that person. Everybody knows that person has been dealing for 25 years and nothing has been done. If that doesn't show the lack of concern for our citizens, especially our youth, what does? It would be a different story if their children were frequenting that person's abode but there was no concern for my four children when they were growing up in this county. Fortunately my four have all turned out to be good citizens but what about the children that are growing up now? What's it going to take for the law to be the law? I want to see the drug pushers in jail and I mean the big pushers, the ones that almost everyone in this county can name by name. Some of them have are now in their 40s and some are in their 60s. Clean up America, hang a drug dealer!
You just don't get it do you. 2500 persons were arrested and convicted for possessing and selling Meth in Sheriff Ashe 1st term. Most went to Federal Court and are still in Prison today. If you know about these Drug Dealers then step up and report them. It's not just the Sheriffs Problem it's yours and mine too. Quit hiding on the Topix Board and do your part so the Sheriff can do his. You may not know what your talking about in the first place. These people wanting to support people with no experience is like asking a carpenter to preform brain surgery. That's totally insane. The Sheriff is the people's choice. He is not hired but elected by the Majority Vote. Negative Campaigning will not get anyone elected. People are sick of it because it shows your ignorance. Sheriff Ashe got elected 5 times despite the negative lies that were told about him or his family! He beat a 8 year incumbent, beat a total of 9 challengers including 3 running now. Sherif Ashe has been the best Sheriff we have had in Jackson County. The lies and slander the people and the media spread on him was all because he was a great Sheriff and still is. He stood up to many things that was harmful to this county and promoted good to our Youth and Senior citizens. Sheriff Ashe and Sheriff Holcombe were the majority of the people's choice. These 2 Sheriffs are the only 2 Sheriffs in the history of Jackson County since 1851 to retire as the unbeaten Sheriffs and the peoples choice.
Sheriff Ashe chose to retire after 35 year of service. I am very proud of him and proud of his service in making it a safe place. Sheriff Ashe is not running! He is not a candidate for Sheriff! So Sheriff Ashe is not any concern to the selection of our next Sheriff. Your ignorance is showing again by even bringing his name up on this Topix Page. Are you part of the problem like the Liberal Media is? Are we going to Elect a new Sheriff or slander Sheriff Ashe some more? Wake up! This is important. Promote who you think should be the majority people's choice. If you slander any one of these men or women or if they slander each other, it tells me and the majority of the Jackson a County Citizen ,that there is nothing positive or honest about their committement that would convince anyone to elect such a fake!
veteran voter

Dahlonega, GA

#117 Apr 13, 2014
Jackson County Sheriff Ashe has certainly promoted the Rise of the Warrior Cop. Law enforcement officers under his rule have a problem distinguishing between a citizen and a criminal. Only the voters can put a stop to this.
Clueless

Franklin, NC

#118 Apr 29, 2014
Change is good wrote:
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That's why this county needs new blood and a good shake up in that office. Nothing is going to change unless we the voters get someone in there that has never been there before. It's kind of like us citizens getting pulled over by the law......if we've done nothing wrong, there's nothing to worry about. The officers that are worried about losing their jobs.......probably aren't doing their jobs to start with ....... or they'd have nothing to be worried about. I honestly believe there are going to be some big surprises about the just whom is backing Hodges.......heads are going to spin around like the Exorcist when it's revealed. Shock and Awe........
Hodges couldn't do anything about his own piece of shit drug dealing, stealing, child molesting son. How the heck do you think he can do it now. He turned a blind eye then and he will again! He is borderline retarded. Not to worry he will not even be close.
Rock and Gunnels can't get out of the bed with each other long enough to catch anything but the clap.
Really

Franklin, NC

#119 Apr 29, 2014
veteran voter wrote:
Jackson County Sheriff Ashe has certainly promoted the Rise of the Warrior Cop. Law enforcement officers under his rule have a problem distinguishing between a citizen and a criminal. Only the voters can put a stop to this.
Your the one their after. The public doesn't know yet but the cops know you're a wolf in sheeps clothing! Watch to see you name in the paper in the arrest section.
Decided

Franklin, NC

#121 Apr 29, 2014
Citizen X wrote:
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If we lived in "old school" times I might agree with you. Unfortunately, we do not, Sylva is not Mayberry. No offense to officer Hall but has he kept up with current cyberstalking and computer crimes, has he prepared a budget will he talk to media outlets and lead a transparent office? What qualifications does he possess other than his career with the JC Sheriff's office? How else has he served the citizens of this county? Chip Hall is a good man, but I'm not sure of his leadership skills and feel we will get more of the same if he is elected. I'm not going to be ugly but i know two of the other candidates personally and their WORD IS THEIR BOND as well.
I'm voting for Chip Hall! He is the right choice !
Joke

Franklin, NC

#122 Apr 29, 2014
Citizen X wrote:
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Check out the article on page 2 of the Feb 20 Sylva Herald. Mr. Lillard's biography is there in detail. He has spent his adult life serving the citizens of this county, including a tour in Iraq with the 210th, your comment is a joke - but it is not funny.
Only serving Lillard was doing either place was serving himself another plate of food. He has got a lot of neat items from the military that I bet they don't know he has.
He wanted to got to the Middle East to get away from his wife!
Yes

Franklin, NC

#123 Apr 29, 2014
Truth wrote:
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If this were so, shouldn't the patrol officers have much more time to be on patrol? Shouldn't we be seeing them more often in our communities? Shouldn't there be a decrease in detention staff as well as the sheriff's department staff? Shouldn't we see a huge decrease in people's homes being broken into?
Did you know that there is 6 agencies that bring inmates to the Jackson. County Jail, not including Court and Judges sentencing them to jail. There is court ever single day of the week with between 300-600 defendant each day! There has been a 38% decrease in Break In's in the last 10 months. Every where I travel on my mail route I see the black and white Patrol Cars. That's all day long in every corner of the county. I also see them out when I deliver the newspapers late at night and the wee hours of the mornings. I'm proud of our current Sheriff and his Officers. It is very disappointing that Sheriff Ashe is retiring. He is the best Sheriff Jackson County has ever had. I scares me to think that some of these people running has the nerve to think they can be the Sheriff. What are we going to do if one of these get elected? It worries us and older people are really scared. There is only one that might make a good Sheriff. That Hall man seems to care about us. I like him!

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