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Rogersville, TN

Pig & Chick the best BBQ in East TN?

The key to getting decent food and service there is whether or not the owners are actually there when you go. When they are, your chances of getting a decent meal go up quite a bit. When they're not, well.... I understand the owners' desires/needs to be away from the restaurant, believe me. Been there, done that. It can be 14-16 hour days, every day, unless you can find a manager you can trust. They haven't, sadly. Probably can't afford one, really, given the size of the business. We had been patrons of the place for many years. We always took our visiting guests there when they came to town and told folks it was the best. Sadly, we don't anymore. Too many bad experiences recently took care of that. It is what it is.  (Nov 6, 2015 | post #13)

Rogersville, TN

Glens auto repair

Yep. He's the only I've allowed to work on any of my vehicles besides me in decades, based on a recommendation of the guys at NAPA. I had him replace upper and lower ball joints on my GTX recently, a task most modern-day mechanics couldn't/wouldn't even attempt to try. Not only did he do a good job, he did so promptly and for the money we agreed on beforehand.  (Oct 12, 2015 | post #14)

Rogersville, TN

Pig & Chick the best BBQ in East TN?

The name's Ed Gibbs. And you are? Yeah, that's what I thought....  (Oct 12, 2015 | post #5)

Rogersville, TN

Pig & Chick the best BBQ in East TN?

The quality at Pig & Chick has steadily declined, true enough - so much that we've stopped going there after patronizing it for years. They recently posted on another website that everything they make is from scratch. If you've had a burger there in the last year, you know that's a bold-faced lie. Darn shame. Really liked them and the restaurant.  (Oct 6, 2015 | post #2)

Rogersville, TN

Did HC Commission do the right thing when they eliminated...

Question: How many calls for EMS did 911 take in the month of July for which no unit was available? Answer: Over 20. Yeah, this is working out really well so far, don't you think?  (Aug 4, 2015 | post #258)

Rogersville, TN

waiting on Hawkins sheriff dept for 2 yrs

I have always posted under one name on this cesspool of a website - my REGISTERED name as shown here. I have no need to use aliases, nor do I post under various unregistered names that folks such as yourself choose to do. In fact, if Topix would only require that ALL posting folks register, a lot of the nonsense (such as the post that has everyones' panties in a wad) simply wouldn't exist. Now, kindly refrain from your petty little insults and attempt to debate the topic at hand as an adult of some intellect would. Just what, exactly, do you disagree with that I've stated? That police departments have a lot of pressure these days to generate at least part of their own funding? That higher numbers of manpower are assigned to do so than on costly investigations of robberies, burglaries and the like? That, as the original poster wrote, most burglaries are not only ever solved but not even followed up on? Them's facts, Martha. Substantiated by crime statistics and by using your own powers of observation. Disagree? Fine, but bring more to the table than tantrums....  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #16)

Rogersville, TN

waiting on Hawkins sheriff dept for 2 yrs

Easy peasy... a. Revenge isn't an activity law enforcement should engage in, nor should our tax dollars be spent defending someones' reputation when there are FAR too many unsolved crimes. Those are not responsibilities of law enforcement. b. On any given day, one can take a drive from Rogersville to Kingsport and run across, at the least, 4-6 cruisers running radar, either stationary or on the move. When you think of all that manpower out there simply to generate revenue and compare it to the crime statistics in our county, it's an easy conclusion to make - as I have - or as you would too, should you be able to think rationally and not emotionally. c. "Prick"? That's not a "fact" - that's your childish schoolyard attempt at an insult. Grow up. Try to debate a topic without resorting to such foolishness.  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #15)

Rogersville, TN

waiting on Hawkins sheriff dept for 2 yrs

Au contrare'. My assertion is both on-topic and simple to understand: The response time (which can be measured in years sometimes apparently) of detectives is secondary in importance to police departments because there's no revenue to be gained there. Investigative work costs money and manpower; revenue-generating activities, in comparison, are profitable, to put it bluntly.  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #14)

Rogersville, TN

waiting on Hawkins sheriff dept for 2 yrs

Topix? "Pleasant "? Yeah, sure, whatever you say. Insofar as spreading rumors go, I'm innocent of any such in the current brew-ha-ha... and the "laughing matter" may well turn out to be that anyone, leave alone some "leaders " in our fair community, give ANY credence whatsoever to what everyone KNOWS to be pure nonsense that was posted on this "pleasant " website. Scratch that. It isn't amusing our leaders are losing their collective cools over such drivel. It IS disappointing as hell, though. I'd like to give them a little more credit for logic than that. Wish they were going after solving serious, REAL crimes around here as much as they're after the schmuck who posted the now-removed thread.  (Jan 12, 2015 | post #9)

Rogersville, TN

waiting on Hawkins sheriff dept for 2 yrs

At least for the moment, apparently there's a clear and present danger to public safety right here on Topix! Well, at least enough to get them fired up enough to make the Review this week, anyways...  (Jan 12, 2015 | post #7)

Rogersville, TN

waiting on Hawkins sheriff dept for 2 yrs

Hate to say it folks, but police departments are all about revenue generating these days. Traffic enforcement generates revenue. Drug raids (where they seize property and sell it off later) generates BIG revenue. Investigating burglaries, assaults, murders and the like - well, they can't make any money off those. Sadly, it is what it is.  (Jan 11, 2015 | post #5)

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)

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