How many miles and time are you spending commuting to work?

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Watchful Eye

Nashville, TN

#1 Jan 30, 2011
How many miles and time are you spending communting to work? How much money, in a week, do you spend outside the County to grocery shop etc.?
In The Know

Nashville, TN

#2 Jan 31, 2011
Outside of County
117 round trip to work
2 hours 20 min on good traffic days
Gas & Groceries around $130/wk
Walmart usually around $225/mo go once a month
Medicine $40 dollars/mo
HickMom

Vanleer, TN

#3 Jan 31, 2011
Work in Nashville, commute about 100 miles per day.
Takes about 2 hours a day drive time.

I do almost all of my grocery/clothes/etc. shopping outside of Hickman County. Maybe 10% in Lyles and 0% in Centerville. In fact I do almost no shopping outside of Lyles in Hickman county at all. I do shop at Ace Hardware when the need arises and at Dollar General and P.G. Market and occasionally Helping Hands. We use Kroger and Kmart for prescriptions. Having to go to Centerville to pay property tax etc. is a waste of time for me.

I abhor going to Centerville for anything at all. It is out of the way, and over priced. The SaveALot is higher than Dickson and Pamida is over priced as well.

We are on a very tight budget and it is a waste of gas to go to Centerville when we pay other bills in Dickson. We also do not bank in Lyles.

I am a very frugal shopper and sometimes go online to look at store ads that we don't get in the Hickman Shopper (Food Lion, Freds, Big Lots to name a few). I don't know why they don't include store flyers from Dickson and Fairview in our shopper. WE don't care what is on sale in Centerville. I have even emailed Publix to see when the new store will be opened in Fairview (March). If we had a mcdonalds or other fast food restaurant, a walgreens or maybe a Freds in the East Hickman area we would shop more in Hickman Co. Otherwise the "shop local" campaign won't get my dollars.
BUSY BEE

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jan 31, 2011
Hick mom I'm with you I refuse to shop in centerville I will go to Dickson, Fairview, and occasionally Columbia. I will go to lvp or dollar store if I need something quick but I probably spend at least $800 out of the county every month. The buy local campaign is a joke.
Sad Republican

Nashville, TN

#5 Feb 4, 2011
84 miles round trip out of county to work

Around $200/wk for gas & food out of county
qwerty

Lawrenceburg, TN

#6 May 5, 2011
Wait, aren't you the same people bitching about the county not having any money? And now you proudly proclaim that you don't spend money inside the county? Am I the only one who sees a problem here?
Katie

United States

#7 Nov 1, 2012
If I have to go out of town to work,thats where I am going to do my shopping. It is obvious that Hickman Co. isn't interested in getting any jobs they just worry about spending money that the county doesn't have.The gas prices are higher here,so are groceries,car tags,and taxes.I will go out of my way to keep from spending money in Hickman Co.They seem to want to hire thieves to work in the offices,when one gets caught stealing in one office,they just move them to another one.I have never seen anything like it,there are very few places to work in Hickman Co. and you can bet that you are not going to get a job unless you know someone or you are kin to them.It is the county's fault that they are broke,there is a thing called a budget,when my bills come due,I can't add a tax to get money.If the people that run this county can't see that you can't spend money that you don't have then it's time for a change.My money will stay in the county that furnishes me a job,I have had to work out of the county ever since I graduated about 30 years.The county has let the Levis building go down there is no maintainence done onit.The Tencon building has gone to hell but the county chooses to spend money on nonsence.
Biz owner

Nashville, TN

#8 Nov 1, 2012
Katie wrote:
If I have to go out of town to work,thats where I am going to do my shopping. It is obvious that Hickman Co. isn't interested in getting any jobs they just worry about spending money that the county doesn't have.The gas prices are higher here,so are groceries,car tags,and taxes.I will go out of my way to keep from spending money in Hickman Co.They seem to want to hire thieves to work in the offices,when one gets caught stealing in one office,they just move them to another one.I have never seen anything like it,there are very few places to work in Hickman Co. and you can bet that you are not going to get a job unless you know someone or you are kin to them.It is the county's fault that they are broke,there is a thing called a budget,when my bills come due,I can't add a tax to get money.If the people that run this county can't see that you can't spend money that you don't have then it's time for a change.My money will stay in the county that furnishes me a job,I have had to work out of the county ever since I graduated about 30 years.The county has let the Levis building go down there is no maintainence done onit.The Tencon building has gone to hell but the county chooses to spend money on nonsence.
So true. I heard the county commission wouldn't pay for Vision 21 to clean up the Levis bulding for Glen Beck and he took his jean company to Kentucky.
Jayyyyme

Asheboro, NC

#9 Nov 2, 2012
qwerty wrote:
Wait, aren't you the same people bitching about the county not having any money? And now you proudly proclaim that you don't spend money inside the county? Am I the only one who sees a problem here?
Great point!
question

Knoxville, TN

#10 Nov 2, 2012
were is the leadership

people have to go were they can make the most of their dollars

i spend hours every week going to a job 40 miles one way

“Hickman County Journalist”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#11 Nov 2, 2012
I agree with most of the posters here who spend their money in the counties that provide them with jobs. I think the forced retirement of Steve Gregory as county mayor is long overdue ... and I think any commissioner who votes to raise the taxes of one of the state's poorest counties (that's us!) should also be voted out of office.

What these people are doing is just getting us deeper in debt WITHOUT bringing jobs into the county.

The name of the game is to preserve the monopolies of the good ol' boy network in Centerville. The "Buy Local" campaign was just meant to set these monopolies in concrete and force us to keep paying higher prices to people who don't give a damn about their customers except for how much money they can suck out of our pockets. I think it was a conflict of interest for Brad Martin to head up the CoC and act as their puppet instead of representing the PEOPLE of Hickman County.

Perhaps Lyles and Bon Aqua and all of East Hickman County need to rebel big time and join the 21st Century. If Centerville wants to be left behind to become a ghost town, fine - let 'em.
Katie

Matthews, NC

#12 Nov 2, 2012
The county needs to practice what they preach. When the Sheriff's Dept bought guns they went to Columbia, instead of buying them from Nash right there in Centerville.
natz798

Nashville, TN

#13 Nov 2, 2012
Well then maybe someone will see the problem HERE ... if we all commute 100+ miles a day to work in Nashville, even if we wanted to spend our hard earned $ in Hickman county ... it would be nice to have an economical and OPEN choice. I NEVER go to Centerville to shop - everything is always closed when I do have the time, if they are open, they either don't have what I need or they are just overpriced. You do the math! I would think the County would understand that the citizens of the county WITH the $ to spend aren't available to shop during working hours. Ever hear of evening/weekend hours? How about getting a wholesale club store or a "super store" in so there is competition for real priced items we want to buy.
qwerty wrote:
Wait, aren't you the same people bitching about the county not having any money? And now you proudly proclaim that you don't spend money inside the county? Am I the only one who sees a problem here?
question

Knoxville, TN

#14 Nov 2, 2012
the current commission is
again working hard to make it more expensive to live in our county
I spy

Ashland City, TN

#15 Nov 2, 2012
I spy....with my little eye a county that has to file bankruptcy just like in California.
Commuter

Nashville, TN

#16 Nov 3, 2012
omegareport wrote:
Perhaps Lyles and Bon Aqua and all of East Hickman County need to rebel big time and join the 21st Century. If Centerville wants to be left behind to become a ghost town, fine - let 'em.
I agree, Lyles and Bon Aqua should join that 21st Century and fire that guy and finish trying to get that Wal-Mart suppercenter that theve spent that money upgrading the powerline on highway 100 for.
question

Nashville, TN

#17 Nov 6, 2012
I know we are focused on the national election today.

Its very important. No two ways about it.

Hope we can generate the interest in our county election .

It will have some impact as to rather or not our children will be able to stay in our county.

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