Whitmire Local Politics Elderly Candidates & Questions

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FormerWhitmireRe sident

Hopkins, SC

#1 Sep 1, 2008
Politically - Whats A' Goin On in my former hometown ? Beautiful, peaceful, safe hometown?
My kin folks who still reside there tell me that former mayor Cody Owens - 91 years of age is running for the office of mayor again.
My cousin also stated that he is the same tyrant who threated business owners and citizens for the 20 years he served as mayor and that he is continuing to wreak havoc on the town now, as he recently destroyed political signs in the towns local main street diner. Local law enforcement handled the case and SLED was called in to handle the situation.
I knew this man when I resided there 20 years ago, and trust me, this man is an unsuitable candidate at any age . He has always had a volatile temperment and bully mentality .
What I want to know is Why isn't there an age limit on potential candidates ? Duh ??
Mix evil volatility, Senility and demetia . This man is still driving,with signs plastered on his vehicle a according to my cousin.
My next question is : Can there be a mental health evaluation requested via the local officials as to this mans ability to function in all areas?
Its shame a small newly renovated beautiful town like Whitmire has to put up with this type of behavior from an elderly individual - obviously spiteful, mean abusive, gender and race issues - This individual who is delusional enough to think the citizens would put his 91 year old mind and body in office again, considering the after mass of financial destruction he caused to the town budget.
But then again, there are some other Whitmire candidates with very little education and no obvious qualifications in this upcoming Whitmire City and Newberry County election.
I have looked for more new via the county and local papers on the law enforcement action, haven't found any yet.
Word of mouth from my folks and friends who still reside in Whitmire are for the most part happy with the progress the town has made under the current council and mayor.
Can someone, possibly the Ethics Committee or Elections Boards answer the questions about age and mental health of potential candiates ?
twopretybbw

Liberty, SC

#2 Sep 2, 2008
i agree he wants to own whitmire i lived there for 29 years encountered his presence on several occassions he is very rude will say and do anything he isn't fit to run office has POOR LEADERSHIP skills
Unknown

Kingston, TN

#3 Sep 2, 2008
Maybe he has demetia or maybe he is just hisself. Who knows? I know that he has done a lot of wrong things in his life, but noone gives him credit for the good things that he has done. I really feel sorry for him. He is old and has been for a long time, but he is still going strong. I don't agree with the "very little education and no obvious qualifications" statement. Since you are not a resident, I don't think your opinion counts.
Whitmirefirst

United States

#4 Sep 10, 2008
FormerWhitmireResident wrote:
Politically - Whats A' Goin On in my former hometown ? Beautiful, peaceful, safe hometown?...
Amen, brother - well put!
The councils and mayors over the past 14 or so years have put the town first and worked very hard for improvements. Let's NOT put Whitmire 30 years back into the past!!!
Past Whitmire Resident

Anderson, SC

#5 Sep 20, 2008
If you lived in Whitmire for any amount of time you know the truth about this man. His desire has always been to crush the town. "Unknown in Asheboro, NC" stated that no one gives him credit for the good that he has done, that is because know one knows of any good he has done. He terrorized and threatened the citizens of Whitmire for years. He is a mean and evil man. Whitmire has made progress over the years since he has been out of office, I hope they don't go backwards.
LIFETIME RESIDENT

Greenville, SC

#6 Sep 25, 2008
Personally, I think Cody would make a wonderful Mayor..He would certainly do better than the ones in our past..I also believe that it is no one's business if he rides with signs plastered on his truck..Your not paying for his gas to advertise ..ARE YOU??? I will be voting for him in the up coming election..And I will stand behind him in getting North Main Street cleaned up..It is a real mess..So you go CODY OWENS !!! You have MY vote...
agnes1

Mooresville, NC

#7 Sep 25, 2008
Those that really know Cody Owens would never vote to have him back. The only reason I could can come up with you wanting him back (Lifetime Resident) is 1: He is paying for your vote or 2: He has something on you. I think he is a creep and I would not want even my dog to meet him in a dark alley. He has terrorized the residents of Whitmire that did not support him, long enough. Give it up Cody and go crawl back in your hole.
Miz Ruthie Whitmire

Hopkins, SC

#8 Sep 26, 2008
To Asheville "Resident" If you have lived in Whitmire, you would know these things, do your research before making statements about the town.
Did you know that Cody Owens is 91 years old? Did you know he drifts in and out of being oriented? Did you know he can't carry on a conversation without forgeting part of the conversation ?
Did you know he was recently involved in a car accident in Union, that he blames on the other driver? He looks riduculous in a truck with A frame sign that declare "Vote For Cody" The sign is large and a potential danger to drivers and pedestrians.
And as far as him getting things done, he is SO out of touch with reality and technology, the town governement is Weak Mayor / Strong Council. Meaning Cody CAN"T do anything without Council votes to pass. This was a change the citizens voted on after he left office.
He ABUSED his power and literally destroyed the town's budget, along with careers and marriages. Most memebers onn Council remember him and will not tolerate his irrational, abusive behavior and threats.
He NEVER did anything to help the town prosper, we have suffered on a state and county level because he ticked Newberry County Developement folks off, and if he didn't benefit in some way, he didn't allow a business to open in Town.
As far as the North Church / Main Street clean up ? If you have been reading the Whitmire News for the last year or so and attending City Council meetings, you would know that Owens has harassessed the business owner on North Church Street. Going so far to walking on the business owners property and threatening him,then had the nerve to take out ads in the local paper, degrading this mans business. This business is located across the street from Cody's house.
The owner IS working with the Mayor and Council to move his equipment.
So Cody LIED in print when he said "the Town and Council aren;t doing anything" Thats not true because the Mayor spoke with me about it, and it has beeen discussed in a public forum.
I don't believe Cody will win the elction, due to a number of reasons, age, mental capactiy too much meaness and tyranny that citizens remember and the on- going /pending SLED investigation concerning destruction of Owens - property and threats .
And if by some fluke he were to win by default, Council members will not tolerate his temper, vile mouth, and his lack of skills to deal with corporations and city employees. Grant writing ? He is clueless.
Owens told me himself that he dooesn't even know how to send an e-mail.
Do your research and read the comments from those who stay informed , ask your friends in town, read the local papers, call local law enforcement before you endorse something when you don't have the facts.

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