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Rogersville, TN

A tale of the Inn...

Finally, someone gets it. We have a winner! Apparently for some, it needs spelled out: 1. The Inns' restoration was paid for by every friggin taxpayer in TN at the time, in the way of said grants and such. That's taxpayer money (including a bunch of local), boys and girls. Every taxpayer from Bristol to Memphis has a stake in the place, really. The hypocrisy, the sheer arrogance of the snooty few playing politics and thinking somehow that the joint is theirs to do with as they wish should piss off every taxpayer in this state - and keep in mind also that local taxpayer dollars are helping to this day to fund operations there, since the place has never generated enough revenue to stand on its' own. 2. The occupancy allowed in the Inn falls dramatically short of 250 people, obviously. The Inn should not have agreed to take on such a gathering to begin with and our local Code enforcement should have stepped in and done their jobs in enforcing said occupancy limits.... but then, those involved surely knew this from the get-go, eh? That leaves one with the inevitable conclusion that they planned from the get-go to be able to shut down the street in order to handle such a crowd. They didn't find out if they could BEFORE they planned the event - they just ASSUMED they could because, after all, they go to church with 75% of those chicken-crappin' people, right? Again, sheer arrogance on full display. 3. They chose the same weekend as the first Cruise-In and Memory Lane, a 3-day holiday weekend mind you, to attempt to take over Main Street with their event - then complained and stomped their feet when everyone else wouldn't cowtow to their demands. Arrogance in the extreme, tres'. 4. Even had the audacity to complain about the traffic noise on the main drag through town during said holiday weekend, a Saturday no less. Hey y'all, the friggin Inn IS ON MAIN STREET IN DOWNTOWN. Chances are, there's gonna be some traffic on a Saturday afternoon, on a holiday weekend, with tons of visitors from out of town here to attend other various events. They wanted the rest of the surrounding world to simply stop and be quiet while their event occurred. Unreal. The word "audacity " times a zillion. I've always called such arrogance to the mat when I've observed it. Always will.  (Jun 5, 2014 | post #28)

Rogersville, TN

A tale of the Inn...

You chicken crappin' person!  (May 29, 2014 | post #8)

Rogersville, TN

A tale of the Inn...

Scenario dead on, actually. Hit both crews.  (May 29, 2014 | post #7)

Rogersville, TN

Rock hill trash place

I don't understand the issue here. I know the hours of operation. I've been going to this particular collection center for over 15 years now. I've never seen anything out of order going on there. I can't make it during the week before they close,so I go on Saturday. Not a big deal, don't see the problem. The garbage mot likely to have anything with personal information on it goes directly into the compactor, which the fellas run almost constantly. I've never been there where they didn't run it right after I tossed my stuff in, come to think of it. I don't care what they do with metals or cardboard or anything else I separate and toss in the others, either. Why would I? The guys there have never been rude to me, either. People gotta bitch about something, I guess.  (Apr 20, 2014 | post #33)

Rogersville, TN

Sagebush Steakhouse

What, Amis Mill isn't good enough for you folks? Those of you who have eaten at the former Sagebrush in Kingsport (or the one in Morristown, for that matter) know as I do - that Sagebrushes aren't exactly famous for being the best at their genre of restaurants. That Henard jackass benefitting from this isn't sitting well with me, either. If there's such a thing as kharma in this world, that dude has a big one coming to him.  (Apr 20, 2014 | post #46)

Rogersville, TN

Low flying planes

Love it when they buzz my ridge myself. Although typically fighters, we did once get a pair of Ospreys and that sight/SOUND was amazing! They came right down the 70 valley from VA at low altitude and it was incredible. Sounds like freedom, indeed. ;-)  (Apr 1, 2014 | post #20)

Rogersville, TN

Pig and Chick

When we were children (there were 4 of us kids in my family), if we had raised any fuss whatsoever in a public place (such as a restaurant), our parents would have immediately taken us out of there. We either would have been "corrected " right there in the parking lot (and not gone back in until we got our acts straight) or we'd have gone home, with the understanding that there would NOT be any more trips to dine out for the foreseeable future. In those days, our parents would have done so because a)people showed consideration of the other patrons and would not allow us kids to disrupt a peaceful dining atmosphere, and b)it was considered VERY embarrassing for ones' family to be the cause of such a public disturbance. Used to be, folks in those polite society days were more concerned about showing consideration and respect of OTHERS than they were of demanding their own "rights" that everyone else suffer for their lack of control of their children in public. A restaurant isn't your living room, people. If you want to let your children act up, do so at home. The rest of us don't deserve to be subjected to it and we didn't create the disturbance - YOU did. We weren't allowed to act like that when we were kids and were raised to be considerate of others. Some of us raised our own the same way.  (Mar 21, 2014 | post #69)

Rogersville, TN

The Jay Taylor 11: Remember on election day

Sadly, in District 4, there are only two challengers to incumbents Kimbro and McLain. With the passing of Mallett, that means at best that one of those two will keep their office. Of course, worst case is that both those Taylor-supporting incumbents win, along with one challenger. Wish my District could have done better. It is what it is.  (Mar 21, 2014 | post #10)

Rogersville, TN

Town of Rogersville Leadership

Eh, it's a $40k a year job in this little town, tops - but yes, your point is valid. Besides, does any amount of salary ever validate dishonesty and theft?  (Mar 6, 2014 | post #83)

Rogersville, TN

Town of Rogersville Leadership

Ask pony tail boy that one. He knows alllll about it. ;-)  (Mar 6, 2014 | post #80)

Rogersville, TN

Hawkins County Clerk Arrested for Contempt

Look, folks, it's really simple. She wanted the gig, campaigned for it and was elected to the office. The office has requirements set by law (in this case, the Tennessee Code Annotated). You can read these duties for yourself: http://www.lexisne xis.com/hottopics/ tncode/ Enter 18-1-105 in the search box. Bottom line is she is mandated to staff all court sessions and she didn't in this particular case. When the judge suspended court because of this dereliction of duty on her part and came to ask her to do her job, she refused repeatedly until threatened with a contempt citation. Arguments and pleas for funding and staffing are issues to be handled in the proper time and place, in this case during Commission meetings - NOT when the Court is attempting to conduct its' business. It's a serious job for ADULTS, ones entrusted by the public to conduct said business legally, ethically and to the best of their ability. That's every day, regardless of whether they want to or feel like it or are angry they didn't get their way last meeting. She needs to grow the hell up and do her damn job, the job she pursued so doggedly. The judge had enough and did what he had to. This taxpayers has, too. So should any other voter in this county.  (Feb 5, 2014 | post #45)

Rogersville, TN

Hawkins County Schools Administration Incompetence

For a teacher, your debating technique lacks logic. Further, why you're even attempting to discredit and debate me is puzzling in and of itself since that's not even the topic of this thread, but ok, I'll play along. Since you're obviously having some sort of reading comprehension issues, however, I will attempt to write in simpler terms in order to help you. No, I don't do what I do for your (or anyone elses') accolades, nor did I state anything of the sort. No idea where that came from. No, I did not lie as to my identity and have proven same. No, I did not have numerous deficiencies in my most recent inspection report; perhaps you've confused me with the State Fire Marshal, whose inspections cover a lot more than my specific ones do. No, whatever dust you're seeing on some sprinklers does not affect their function; you'd know that if you had any knowledge on the subject at all. No, part of my job is not to run around with a feather duster so that I may make the sprinklers esthetically pleasing for folks like you. I have written in defense of Bill Shedden only so far as the area of his responsibilities to which I am involved and knowledgeable. You'll notice I haven't made any unfounded claims about anything else he may or may not be responsible for. I'd advise you to take a lesson from that practice, by the way. It is quite apparent you have some sort of issue with the way your place of employment is being maintained. I won't debate that broad subject with you or anyone; after all, my field of expertise is very limited. I prefer to to KNOW what I'm talking about and to limit my testimony to the same. I'd suggest you do the same, especially if you're in some position to influence the minds of our youth.  (Dec 10, 2013 | post #140)

Rogersville, TN

Hawkins County Schools Administration Incompetence

By "so many" I suppose you meant (2), since that's how many deficiencies I reported last time through: 1. Corroded sprinklers in the kitchen (which I replaced myself under Sheddens' orders) 2. Horn/strobe units were non-functional in part of the school (corrected by the fire alarm vendor since) The sprinkler systems in recent years have also undergone the NFPA25 mandated internal inspection and gauge replacement; outside valves have been repaired; supervisory devices have been replaced; alarm devices replaced and repaired and various leaks have been repaired as well. Other than that, yeah, "nothing has been changed". My name is Ed Gibbs. I've been in the fire sprinkler business for several decades now and inspect several hundred systems a year, including all of the ones in the Hawkins County Schools for the last several years now. I also test and repair, as necessary, all the backflow prevention devices in the schools, among several hundred other locations. I know damn well of what I speak and I know damn well who I am. It's quite obvious from your comment that you don't.  (Dec 9, 2013 | post #138)

Rogersville, TN

Which commissioners need to GO in 2014

You know, I've heard that before - but how does Taylor make a deal so that OTHERS aren't prosecuted? Seems to me that isn't something he had to bargain with.  (Dec 8, 2013 | post #15)

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