Sure wish the city and county government would combine like Clarksville is trying to do, because we have a great leader and honest man in Deryk Wyatt and he would clean this mess up
So does anyone have any comments about the latest assault by the SCSD? Still have the same opinion of Derek? I sure don't. I think he needs to get his boys under control
I think they all need to be fired
That would be called metro and the chief of police would be in charge.We dont need that.
How many cars have the sheriff's dept. wrecked?It seems like they wreck one a week.Its no wonder why they wreck the way they drive.Someone needs to slow them down.
The volunteer fire fighters drive just as fast and they do it in thier personal vehicles.I have had 4x4 chevy trucks or some junky van fly by me on thier way to a fire.And most of them dont look over 17 years old.
The key words on their way to a fire... how about this SHOW SOME RESPECT AND MOVE OVER
i can think of 2 wrecks in the past 2 years. if you have clarification share it.
i have an idea. volunteer or shut up
I was going the opposite way there genius.
Dont forget the water at the next fire.And sit up a your mobile command center, what a joke.
The last SC patrol car to be wrecked was a deputy who was responding to a domestic complaint where the 911 caller stated there were shots fired. The officer was trying to get to the residence to possibility save someone's life when his car had brake fade. I would hope if you this deputy was responding to my house for a complaint as serious as this he would be driving hard to help me also. The Sheriff's department deputies work 12 hour shift so spend at least 9 hours a day on the road and accumulate a thousand miles a week. They drive at all hours and weather conditions and yes when responding to a call of service they drive at a high rate of speed. To correctly answer your question I don't know of any deputy being in an accident when they were NOT responding to someone calling for help.
How about the one on the way to get something to eat in cumberland city?
Does anyone ever say anything good about anyone?? I am very certain all agencies have things they aren't that proud of. Does this mean they provide poor service? No. Does this mean they don't care? Doubt it. Everyone is so quick to be critical of every move that anyone makes but everyone fails to mention all the good things that come from it. I feel very good about ALL our county agencies. Are there problems? Sure there are. Find one where there isn't some issues. I am proud to say I am from Stewart Co and I support all our public safety agencies. SO, EMS, Fire, EMA, Rescue, K9. These men and women work hard for us. They are underpaid, some not paid, and work long hours. Give them a pat on the back instead of bringing up every little bad detail that doesn't mean anything in the end.
Why don't you both do what's actually best, and right both legally and morally. That would be to compliment and positively recognize those public servants who do good and discipline (up to and including termination) those who do wrong? It seems that the most prevalent opinions and suggestions here go to the extreme. Extremists rarely if ever serve the publics best interest or reflect the laws of the land.
That accident was caused by 4 deer runnIng across the road. If you've never been in an accident with an animal just wait because your time is coming. Vehicle vs animal accidents are most times unavoidable. Just as the 100's of people that officers work animal accidents for each year.
Wonder how fast they were going? I'd say much more than 35 by the looks of the 150ft or so of skid marks left.
What about the Stewart County Deputy that wrecked in Montgomery County, why had he left the county?
Just how many volunteer Fire fighters have departmental vehicles.The ones that do drive them as they please, if you look you will see them every where.I have seen them at the store,church on sunday or even where they work.So if you cant afford a vehicle join the fire department and they will give you a vehicle plus all the gas you want.
I just want to say that the reason you see firefighters with "County Fire Vehicles" at churches, stores, or at work is because fire calls don't get put on hold for those events. They have them there in case an emergency arrises because of the simple fact that if they drove their own vehicle... they would get stuck behind someone doing less than the speed limit - adding an extra 5-20 minutes to the emergency response. Want that to happen if you ever wreck or have a house fire? "Hmmm.... wonder where the firefighter chiefs are because my house is on fire?" Oh yeah, that's right. He just left church in middle of the preaching to come save you, but because you don't think he should drive his Fire Cheif's car, he will be there an additional 15 minutes late. Hope you are satisfied.
Y'all keep complaining....maybe they will get rid of the fire department (since they are volunteer for the most part) and the police ( since they practically work volunteer) and then you can all fend for yourselves. I guarantee you would all be singing a different tune if there was noone to call and your house was getting broken in to or burning down! Grow up!!!! And before any of y'all smart back off....I don't have family or friends in either department and in 35 years I have had to call them once! I'm just using my head and thinking before I speak. What does it matter to any of y'all of the deputy's have had a wreck or if the fire fighters are 17....they are working for you story get over yourselves!!
Before anyone decides to correct me that is so get over It not story...
There are response vehicles assigned to 3 chief officers. Those that have the vehicles do purchase the gas for them. There are over 130 firefighters in the county. They have such vehicles as to facilitate a timely response. I think you will find this very common in departments the size of Stewart Co.
You are very wrong about the chief officers purchasing their own gas. The fire department purchases their gas. I believe you should get your facts straight. By the way this is a fact!!!!!! I personally know this for sure. Try me!
This doesn't make it right but, Appears the difference in Dover and Clarksville is we are approximately 70 times as crooked as you are. Do the math. Kiddng - Sort of.
Kiddng *Kidding! sorry hahaha what up Dover
*Clarksville.. Dammit... there! I hate this spelling stuf!!! And DO NOT tell me I mispelled 'mispelled' or 'stuf'!!!!!!!! We love ya Dover!
You must be looking at the wrong accident scene. The Sheriff's office cars are equipped with ABS braking systems and ABS brakes don't skid. Anti-locking braking system (ABS). As far as an accident in Montgomery County I don't know anything about that accident.
This (and other comments/replies) sounds VERY MUCH like a member of the force being commented about. Although I'm all for cultivating free and open expression, I wold hope that no "public official" would post here or anywhere with official information ( not just when "on the clock" or using other ways to avoid their obligations) such as this, would ALWAYS INCLUDE THEIR ACTUAL NAME. It would be an injustice to both the public and their department/office/team to post replies with information gained via their jobs and not posting their true identity. Can imagine the headlines "sheriff replies o criticism but does so ANONYMOUSLY?" That would be an embarrassment.
I always hear the fire department asking for more money.They say they dont have enough to operate,if this is true why dont they park some vehicles untill they are needed?
How much do you donate? What vehicles are you referring to? It is such as shame that people want to continuously slam a volunteer agency. I guess they could all just quit. Imagine how hard, well impossible, it would be to get insurance on your home. Do this, dial up your insurance agent and ask how much your policy would be if the fire department just said we are done. Because, technically they could since they are an independent agency. Maybe if you were more educated on the fire department you would have a clue as to what your mouthing about.
How many vehicles does the EMA director have?
Love to see that you all have nothing better to do then complain about everything. This has went from asking questions about the corrupt actions of Dover city leaders to who can bash who the most. It's getting ridiculous. O and by the way I know for a fact if an officer wrecks a car it is because he is responding to a call that you the complainer has called in. If they take to long to get to your house, I'm sure you would bitch about that too. But because they put their life's on the line responding to your problem, guess what, sometimes they have to drive at high speeds in horrible conditions and yes, sometimes brakes fail or wether conditions play a role but I have not heard of any officer being involved in any wreck, where it was negligence on the officers part. So think before you decide to bitch and maybe instead of complaining about all they do wrong, you should take a minute and thank them for all they do. There isn't very many jobs out there that we have to worry about getting shot at on a daily basis.
Why anyone would continue to operate and run this site when it has gotten so far off track is beyond me. It was originally set up to bring out the wrongdoing of the chief and the city and hopefully defend the officer which had been done wrong. But it has now turned into a site which I believe would not be taken serious if anything did go to court and probably effect the officer more then the chief. The person who usually wins usually says the least. Get this site in order and I could only hope that the person who created this site would delete comments that have nothing to do with the case.
What a hypocrite! Worse, an uneducated, ignorant (pardon this redundancy...done for emphasis), closed-mind idiot who must not see the multiple wrongs committed if judged by his/her own criteria offered within his/her own words posted. If anything, more discussion should be encouraged and democratic discussion is generally controlled with rules of civility in order to assure no assault and guarantee the other side the same opportunity to speak. A forum such as this does not allow contact so no assault possible and a bitching-post in no way eliminates the opportunity for others to "speak."
do you really think for a minute that anything on this site would even be used in court for against anyone. Heck no. I like the idea that people can come on here and voice their opinion on many matters. regardless of why it was started, it has escalated into a voice for stewart county as I have heard everyone is reading it. If you dont want bashed in politics be careful of what you do and say. Will there be personal attacks and comments that we think are in left field heck yes, but they have the right to speak also.This to me is much better than a sugar coated political newspaper like the stewart times.I for one hope anyone that has been mistreated by the political &*^%$# in dover and stewart county will speak up and hold them accountable
HIP HIP HORRAY! Keep it up....whomever you are! A poignant voice or opinion may be all that stands in the way of tyrants and evil to achieve victory! Voices like this light the way for those less sure of themselves and cause the cockroaches to scamper away as they avoid the light which causes good to grow!
HIP HIP HORRAY! Keep it up....whomever you are! A poignant voice or opinion may be all that stands in the way of tyrants and evil to achieve victory! Voices like this light the way for those less sure of themselves and cause the cockroaches to scamper away as they avoid the light which causes good to grow.
For the people on here bitching about the police in this county. I bet that you didn't know that a great majority of the officers in this county have to be on food stamps because their pay is so low that they can't support their families on their paychecks from this crooked ass county. But others that have made up jobs by the Joiner Mafia make a lot better money than the men who protect you. So next time you want to bitch about the officers don't call them handle shit for yourself, or stop and think why do these guy's put their lives on the line for the citizens of this county for almost nothing? Most any cop will tell you that they don't do it for the money, that's for damned sure in this county. Next time you see one of these officers stop and tell them that you appreciate what they do. If it was me making their money I'd tell you to handle things yourself.
Ditto Ditto. i for one have no issues and appreciate the sacrifices the officers make day in and day out for their town and county. I do however have big issues with the people running the show and taking advantage of these officers for their own personal gain.
doesnt the county mayor secratary make more than a police officer and teachers?
I Just wanted to say that my real issue with alot of this is that I feel like Jeff Knott was not treated adequately. I went to the city meeting that night, and what bothered me the most was that we had several very respected citizens stand and asked questions concerning the event that happened to Jeff, and they were not given an answer. These meetings are for the purpose of giving the citizens answers to their questions. They are the people you are working for. They were treated as if their concerns did not matter. It should never be that way. I highly respect the fact that Terry Odom and Tim Barrow offered a reasonable solution to the problem which I feel could have stopped alot of this chaos that has started. I also felt like they tried to overlook Terry's motion that night which was not right either. Jeff is a very respectable man, he deserved to be treated with respect, as with anyone that comes to city officials for concerns. We need to acknowledge these concerns and find a honest solution.
I do respect Terry and Tim who really seemed concerned for the people. Thank you for the opportunity to post my concerns.
My voice is not based off of assumptions, but facts. This is about everyone who is suppose to uphold the law & a certain amount of moral standing. We need a Buford Pusser-ish group of individuals who will infiltrate the entire county & finally make a difference. THIS is why I found it easy to make the decision to move soon (not only that but there isn't hardly any business/industry here with the opportunity for advancement). I have lived in this town my ENTIRE life & I will not stand by & let my child be subjected to incompetence & potentially dangerous individuals who make a CHOICE to be corrupt. I've had experiences with individuals in the past & if their actions of what they have done were to be exposed, they would have been arrested for illegal activity or rejected by the public for their moral incompetence. When I was in high school, there was nothing but corruptible people & overflowing drug use/distribution in school & all over the county. A majority of the people I attended high school with were using drugs then (thank goodness a lot of them have changed their lives) & I do NOT want my child following the same path that nearly led to my destruction that was caused by overwhelming NEGATIVE INFLUENCE. (Thank the Lord for His grace that I have been led away from that life & yes my mistakes were my fault but I learned from them). Yes, drug use in schools happens everywhere but it is worse in SCHS than most, trust me. Many of you would be shocked to know how many people in this county use drugs & participate in illegal activity & who they actually are, & how many of them subject/influence their own children to drug use & illegal activities. It sickens me to know these things & the things I have experienced first hand over the years. I know that one person can truly make a difference but it would take a strong moral center to fix this town of its mistakes. Some people have had nothing but pleasant experiences with the police officers, officials, & etc. But that's only because they have not seen the ugly face of truth rear its head up or witness illegal or immoral activity by them in the past. I'm not here to judge them because it is not my place, but the corrupt DO need to be held accountable. There are far too many people out there that say it can't be controlled or changed, or the county is fine so if you don't like it leave it. The latter statement is made by people who will continue to live here their entire lives & never make anything of themselves. Just stating facts, but the truth is I don't want to waste my life in a town with so many burdens that have caused me misery & so few opportunities for careers. Not judging anyone for that because it's their choice, but it's not a life I'm personally going to lead since I can worship the Lord anywhere especially :) .
I am a listener, not a gossiper like 80% of the people here. I keep my hears & eyes open & my mouth shut because things can be blown entirely out of proportion in this town if anything more is said about a subject that is merely hear-say. Don't get me wrong, there are good people here as well, VERY good people. These are the ones who stay out of trouble, worship the Lord & keep to themselves & do what they are suppose to do to support their families. I'm not downing every individual within this county, because that would be unfair, unjust, & just plain wrong. There are people here that I truly love & could not find anyone like them anywhere else.
It really saddens me to know that a lot of the officials here have little ethical or moral standing. This county is a piece of work that needs its societal innards torn out & re-worked from the ground up, starting with city/county officials & the police force. The people of Stewart County need to take this town BACK & make it an honest & pleasant place to live once again. As for me? I can no longer stand by & watch the place I grew up in suffocate itself with polluted actions. Many of you might say, "There isn't a town out there that isn't corrupt"...sorry to say but that is inaccurate. The town I'm planning on moving to has a reputation that is quite the contradiction of Dover (I've spent a lot of time there & have talked to people that have lived there their entire lives). It's a beautiful place with wonderful people & has an old-fashioned police department that upholds the law appropriately & doesn't abuse their authoratative position. Ever so often in every town (no matter how decent it is), an idiot comes along & does what this entire county has BEEN doing. But thank God the times it has happened has been few & far between for a lot places. Bad things happen to good people, that is just a fact of life. But when you mix circumstances with corruption & dishonesty, the result is what we live with today here. I pray for change & I pray for the people involved. But I know this: If corruption continues to be practiced, it will be uncovered one day. I'm not just referring to the type of corrupt
corruption that is financial or covering things up. I'm talking about ALL corruption in ALL areas. Just like everyone, these are my opinions but they are based on my life's factual experiences. Nothing is irreversible, & through Christ we can accomplish anything. I just pray that this county gets a majority of its problems under control & puts them to rest once & for all.
so... here's my question... when did our law enforcement officers go from being polite, friendly and helpful to being fascists?
AND, a bonus question: Do cops take special classes on how to be a$$holes?
So... How about this? Why do people always want to point fingers and blame cops, stating that they are a$$holes or even "fascists"? Why don't you go out and try to do thier job for just ONE day.. I guarantee that you would not be able to handle it. It takes a certain type of person to be an officer and I personally think that Stewart County has a great set of officers, City and County. You never know what these guys see in a daily/nightly basis, while your job may be the same day in and day out, for officers thier job is NEVER the same, always something different every day of the week.
I would like to thank ALL of the officers of Stewart County, no matter what agency that you are from, I think that you all do a wonderful job and are NEVER appraised for your good doing but yet always being slammed to the ground for things that make no sense at all.
Obviously the law enforcement officers of Stewart County suffer from a poor public image. Maybe people think that the cops here are fascists and a$$holes because they've been stopped in the speed trap one time too many. For a place that relies on tourism to grease the local economy, they sure to treat the guests poorly.
Well to be honest, if people were not speeding then they would not be stopped!! It could be my family or even your family that could be a victim to someone that is speeding in as you stated "speed trap" that could cause a major accident.
I agree the speed limits are set for safety reasons and should therefore be followed but I can not tell you how many times (everyday) that I see one of our fearless officers/firemen/EMS speeding just to go to Westside or the Dairy Dip or McDonalds. I absolutely hate being on the bridge following the 45 mile an hour speed zone and get blown away by a deputy just pulling into the jail.
Just because you are working for the SO/or DPD doesn't put you above the law.
Maybe there is a inmate fight at the jail and the officers have been called there to help, maybe there is a child custody exchange that's gone bad and there is a active domestic assault in the parking lot. Maybe you don't know why the SO or DPD officer is driving fast. You assume that you know what your talkIng about when really you have no idea.
some people are just complainers. Some people will complain no matter the situation. One person will complain because it took a offecer/firefighter/ems too long to get to a call and that same person will complain when one of those same people drive too fast.
I know there are times when any officer will have to speed but I DO know what I'm talking about, especially when they are going to the SAME place I am going and blow me away on park hill. Just the very fact that you are so touchy about the subject tells me that you are probably an officer and you're guilty of the very thing I am talking about. I'm not stupid and I have lived in this county for a very long time. There are many many problems in this county and I don't see any of it getting better. It's one of the reasons the younger people are leaving and never coming back. Crackheads and dope dealers is what all of your energies should be focused on since we have so many that seem to laugh in the faces of authority.
As I said you are assuming and uneducated about what your talking about. I'm not a firefighter, EMT or officer. all I'm saying is I respect our emergency responders. I respect the job they do and I refuse to get on a website to bad mouth them because I may need their help sometime down in the future. I read the paper and see all the arrest being made, all the brave men/woman working the car accidents and running into burning houses. I also disagree with why the younger people are leaving. They are leaving because there is no industry in Stewart County. Who wants to work at mcdonalds or the dairy dip all their life? They are leaving to better themselves. Keep complaining friend. While your doing that I'll write how proud I am of the job emergency responders do. They do a good job and MOST of the community appreciates them.
You my friend are the uneducated one. I do respect them but I also know first hand that to GET respect you also have to GIVE respect. Some of the officers/EMS have such disrespectful arrogant attitudes it tends to give the WHOLE department a bad reputation.
I don't consider what I am saying as bad mouthing but simply stating sometimes they think they are above the law, which is one reason why Kim is the reason this whole website was started.
Attitude my friend....
Every department deals with most of these issues. The corruption issues seem pretty extreme about the Chief and they should be investigated but I'm sure the officers as a whole do a great job. Being a police officer takes a special breed. We are ALL under paid and deal with situations the general public can not comprehend. We are expected to fix others problems and yet we are never appreachated. There are always people complaining about the way we do our job but really they couldn't do what we do. We may get a call of service and drive fast then as we are responding we are told we are not needed so the public thinks we are driving fast just to drive fast. Keep your head up emergency workers. As the other person said "some people are just complainers". They will be thanking you when they are calling 911 because they need your help.
yes officers keep it up. notice how the blogger has to take a shot in every post? insecurity thats what that is. It makes the blog unworthy and with no merrit. As i read through the message they keep leaving I see troubles with the law in their past. That is usually who have issues with the police CRIMINALS!!!!
I agree with the person who gets blown away by a officer coming across the bridge. IF they are going to a fire, problem at the jail or child custody case gone wrong then turn your lights on, duh! I watch state troopers, county police, fire trucks and ambulances go by our house (which is right before a curve) and they are on the wrong side. They do not have their lights on and they are driving way to fast. If they were to meet anyone it would be terrible.
This site is ridiculous and sad. Half these are just bashing one another and it's childish. Our county officials do all they can to help the citizens they promised to serve and protect.
Oh and by the way......
If you got a speeding ticket then it was probably because you were speeding. DUH!!
October 11 the County Commissioners will meet. The agenda and details are posted on the Stewart County Website Calendar Link. In reviewing what is to be voted on I noticed on page 14 of the Commissioner's paperwork a budget transfer from one department to another. The reasoning used was "due to a resignation and reorganization of duties, salary amounts and classifications are being changed."
The concern I have is every time an employee resigns do we need to transfer budget money? The explanation given is that 2 out of the 4 employees will now be under Circuit Court. This is the way it has been for a year now. Why wasn't this change made during budget request time frame? Perception would lead the general public to believe a transfer during a budget year (which is quite common in Stewart County) clouds up an already complicated budget.
With the political problems of Dover City, does the County Commissioners want City Type Issues carrying over to the County?
It appears to me games are being played with budget and while this is not an earth shattering transfer with "no increase in Total monies" the reasoning and timing is just not above board. Especially when the reclassification and reorganization of duties actually occurred in the fiscal year 2010-2011 Budget time frame, not the current Budge year time frame.
County Commissioners may pass this budget transfer but I would caution each Commissioner to be on guard. Transfers such as this that should have been made through the Budget Request Process but are made in mid-year would be a RED FLAG to me that someone is setting up to hide expenditures such as salary increases..new positions...etc.
I was just wondering if the school zone speed limit doesnt apply to state trooper wives! I was passed this morning by one and I never seen the brake lights go on and she never slowed down. By the time I pulled out of the school the same vehicle went back by, again going way to fast. You can bet if someone who didn't have that FOP plate on the back of their vehicle done that they would be pulled over for sure.
i will correct you on this both of you. if there were deletions it was due to posts in the wrong place or personal comments not related to the blog. we welcome any and all comments as long as in correct place
dont you love the last post by this person...if you dont like samll town get out....exactly what people are talking about. they run the town right or wrong and if you dont like it leave.....what a great statement from this idiot. just backs all the reason to keep the fire on the leaders of this small town.
mendoza and to mendoza sure have shown they are just mouths and nothing more...
I don't have to worry about how they run the town because I'M NOT BREAKING THE LAW! I went to school(Which I'm sure you did too but probably complained about how bad the teachers were or maybe why you didn't make the team being because you weren't some certain last name. NOT BECAUSE YOU ACTUALLY WEREN'T ANY GOOD WHICH WAS THE ACTUAL REASON YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT)and after I went to school (and learned other than complained) I worked hard and went through several jobs until I found one that provided well enough for my family. I WORKED FOR IT! NOBODY GAVE IT TO ME! JUST LIKE ALL THESE PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTACKING DID! The problem is that you want to do whatever you want(not work) and be rich. I bet you're the type person who always blames everybody else for what happens wrong with you! GO WORK, STOP BEING LAZY, AND LIVE WHATEVER LIFESTYLE YOU WANT! THEY CAN'T AFFECT YOUR LIFE THAT MUCH BECAUSE THIS IS AMERICA MORON! Oh yeah they can affect your life, WHEN YOU BREAK THE LAW!
what has all that have to do with anything? you dont debate real peoples actual experiences all you do is attack something and someone you dont even know? I will not debate what i know and dont. I will not debate what type job i have and how good or bad i was in sports. you have no debate at all . all you do is throw stuff out there hoping to Hit someones nerve. well all you do for me is prove you have no debate. debate what the peoples experiences are with these politicians. are all 11 officers making this up, are all ex employees making it upo. who knows...ONE THING YOU WILL PROBABLY BE CRYING TOMORROW AS THE WEB PEOPLE WILL PROBABLY ONCE AGAIN SEE YOU POST WITH NO REASON OTHER TO PROBABLY READ YOUR OWN POSTS....YOU ARE GREWAT YOU ARE GREAT EVERY ONE ELSE IS WRONG ...MENDOZA IS GREAT MENDOZA IS GREAT...THERE YOU GET YOUR PAT ON THE BACK
Yeah we will see what all this noise gets you. Oh yeah we all already know, NOTHING! Even if something does happen to these poor individuals that obviously fired you for a good reason. You will still get nothing! There will be another sheriff or another mayor that doesn't tolerate incompetence!!!!!
have you read the paper today. stewart houton times admits to running a fake story. seems we are making waves inspite of mendoza who knows nothing and thinks she knows it all. those so called poor individuals should have treated their employes better and followed the law. mendoza just dont get it does she.
9-10 cops leave with issues over the past few years, all of them have told about serious violations from the chief and some of them down right ilegal. it was because all of themn werent doing their jobs? are you that much of an idiot. people are laughing seriously at your stupid posts. keep talking and posting so we can have our daily MENDOZA LAUGh
thank you i did see where the times recanted thier false story and i know it was from the pressure of this website. thank you
Here is a good laugh for ya. Who is still working at the times? Who will still be working at the Times until she wants to retire? Thats right BONNIE LILL! SO WHAT'S FUNNY IS HOW USELESS YOUR GIBBERISH IS! HA HA.
can you not even spell your own name? yes we have a good laugh on you every morning. she may still be there but everyone knows she lied and didnt do her job and they have admitted to it. I thank the web owners for bringing all this out. she may still have her job but she no longer has her reputation, and the more this site uncovers the more the people will start to do what is right. now go back to spelling class MEDOZA
have you noticed her/his posts come around the same time every day, and at a time when most are at work! so is goody goody playing on company time? can the website track the ip the posts are coming from and forward this to the employer? just a thought
My employer is the US ARMY and I am coming in from real work every day. At my desk, That I earned. You however call morning 10:11 am and 10:22 am! Just rolling out of bed huh! Eating that cereal the food stamps paid for! Thats right your a loser! By the way, finished my Masters degree a few years ago with a 3.8. I've went to enough school! However, if you would like to speak with my chain of command you can contact 1SG James Watters and Capt Martin Sproles assigned the the 3rd Brigade Combat team 101st Airborne Division. We'll be leaving soon to defend pukes like you so hurry and check my story Too! And I am a male. They don't let females become infantrymen! signed SSG Dillon Mendoza
I'm not sure what your "check my story too" refers to but I'm certain of this, if your 1SG Watters and CPT Sproles knew their names were involved in this blog they would not be delighted with you. In fact, for referring to the citizens that you "protect" as pukes, you could be setting yourself up for a rank less than Staff Sargent. Being in the Army is not permission nor some excuse to belittle, berate, and attempt to humiliate those you are speaking to or about. As an SSG you certainly should and are required to hold yourself to a higher standard. Your posts are an embarrassment to your peers in the US Army. Tell me, what is it exactly that you are defending? By that, I mean what in this thread are you defending? The actions of the SHT? A Master's degree? Really?
we all have shit birds in the military ands i am sure you do not reflect the general opinion of our troops. how can someone assume what one does and where they work or what their educatioon is without knowing them. Answer is they usually describe themselves in a fit of anger. and good idea living on a prayer, lets get his blogs and send them via email to his company commander and see if they have the same opinion as this shitbird
I also thought Mendoza was a female the way the posts were written. I guess he is glad to have DONT ASK DONT TELL. Seems to be an angry person and everything always has a derog to people he does not even know. Why would this be? self confodence would be my guess based on the contaent of the posts.
I am disgusted with the comments of Mendoza
I served 24 proud years in the army and would never attempt to predict people and especially those I have never met. This is just one simple minded opinion and does not reflect the good soldiers in the military. this one is way off base. This looks like a soldier who has regrets and issues within himself. Please do not take this one persons opinion of the real soldiers of our armed forces
I am seriously considering "checking his story out too" (as he put it). You are right 'disgusted' he is just one person with an opinion. Unfortunately, for some of us, everyone is entitled to one. It most concerns me that he has claimed he's a SSG in the US Army. That probably means he has more responsibility than he should be entitled. It's not hard to 'fact check' his story either and I think the 1sg and Commander who's names have been unfairly involved may just need to get wind of what is being said on this blog by an NCO that represents them and their company.
A Master's Degree and still an NCO..Tisk Tisk
The cops are the problem? Are you really that stupid? The cops busted a meth lab how's that a bad thing? Wait I know your just worried about getting caught. Well little fella just wait your day is coming too chump. See you soon oh and don't drop the soap!
hey there mr masters degree. TRAILER not trailor. I dont think he can even read, i dont see hardly any posts against cops onhere. What I see is the public officials. Mendoza the masters degree high school drop out strikes again
I read the story in the times, how sad for the family especially the children. This drug is satan himself. One time and you can be hooked. God Bless you
cant even spell the word TRAILER. I believe we do need to have livin on a prayer check this genius out.What a real winner takes a shot at poor children
I happen to know this family through one of the sons and I can tell you that they are a good family who has run into some bad luck with the choices that one of their sons made. Sometimes people make the wrong choices and they will have to face the results it will bring. I also have concerns about the 3 beautiful children that didnt ask to be a part of this but now are. They lost their stuff in this, clothes shoes toys etc.Eveything quaranteed and will be destroyed because of the danger of this horrible drug. Holidays right around the corner and now monies will have to be used to replace what was lost sad sad sad.... I was almost in tears when I seen the faces of the family, they were stunned, mad, and sad all at the same time. God Bless all of them and keep the faith
Here's a new one for ya! SCHS has allowed the Junior and Senior class to bring a "guest" to Prom. Head's up, if your child wants to bring someone of the same sex then they MUST BE in a SERIOUS relationship with that person. If not, it's a no go. Prom is about making memories with friends, PERIOD. If you are going to allow them to bring a "guest" you better remove your restrictions. Who the hell are you SCHS to DEMAND an intimate relationship if you want to bring a lower classman as a "guest"? Your little 'regulations' are going to get you in over your head. You want to prevent 'overcrowding' then restrict your prom to Juniors and Seniors ONLY don't try and play devil's advocate to entertain the gay and lesbian community. You are making a mockery of them. Just for the record. My child is NOT gay but would like to go to prom with her friends. Some of which are Freshman and Sophmores. Those are the "guests" that I'm referring to. I cannot believe this is even an issue. What a ridiculous stance to take.
I will not concur that there was a "miscommunication" or "misunderstanding" concerning my child taking a same gender 'guest' to prom. That was not so. However, with the assistance of the administrators of this blog and a meeting with school officials it has been decided that my child can take a guest of her choice, regardless of gender. Thank you for your support in this matter.
What about the county officer shooting the dog in Dover?
The killing of Mr. Phippen's dog was terrible. This deputy should be fired. Why wasn't pepper spray used? Derek needs to step up and do his job and protect the citizens of Stewart County not his employee's. And, where did the 4th shot go? The news said the deputy fired 4 shots and the dog was hit 3 times, does this guy know how to use any of his equipment? His taser malfunctions? He shoots 4 times and only hits his target 3 times? I darn sure don't want this guy coming to my protection!!!! Get rid of him before he decides to shoot a person, gun happy fool!
The font is hard to read.
agreed, it's too dark.
I have heard the sheriffs depatment is under investigation and being sured several times. I also have heard there is a pot or kitty they pay into and the one that makes the most arrests each month wins the pot. Is this for real
SCSD has gone wild. i also heard they are having a pot for the most arrests. There are certain deputys that have been accused of abuse of authority. States attorney needs to be brought in and the sheriff needs to clean house
yep and the affairs and cheating going on is unreal, every day i hear a rumor about deputys and their affairs..... amazing
Some one help me out here. Is this not the same deputy seay that was said to have been stalking someone and when she turned him down made false arresst or tickets on. Was he not fired or let go or told to resign? Is he now wearing a trooper hat and out there doing the same thing?
I hadnt heard about the pot but I also would like to know if any one else has as since this has hit the news rumors about it has gone crazy.
SOMEONE PLEASE LET US IN ON THIS
I don't know anything about him being fired, told to resign, etc.... I do know that a couple years ago I witnessed an accident that he was involved in as a civilian driver, and his behavior was absolutely atrocious! After purchasing gas at Papa Rock, I pulled behind a car at the stop sign at the intersection of Joiner Hollow Rd. and Hwy. 79. The car that was in front of me attempted to turn left to head north toward Clarksville on Hwy. 79. She pulled out in front of Trooper Seay who was heading south on Hwy. 79 toward Dover in an older model yellow Jeep Wrangler, and he hit her in the driver side of her vehicle. The accident was completely the lady's fault. After Trooper Seay hit her, he got out of his vehicle, approached the other vehicle in which the lady that was driving was very scared and apologetic. That didn't matter to him at all as he began screaming at and berating her. He cursed her up one side and down the other, and scared this poor lady to death. He kept screaming, "Do you know who I fu%$ing am? I am a fu#$ing state trooper you stupid bi^@h!" He continued screaming this over and over and many many other horrible things. This lady was so scared, and he just kept on and on. I stepped in between he and the lady's car which she was still in because she was too scared to exit. I stepped in because I literally thought he was going to get physical with her. And here is the real kicker you guys.........the entire time this was happening, he had his one to two year old child screaming in the front seat of his jeep in a child's seat that was not even buckled. That's right, a state trooper with his own child in the front seat of his jeep wrangler not even buckled in. When I stepped in between he and the poor, scared lady I kept telling him that he needed to check on his screaming young child, but for those few minutes of profanity laced screaming, that did not matter to him. I could not believe what I was witnessing, and that it was the behavior of a state trooper. I do not know whatever became of that whole incident, or if he ever was reprimanded for that horrible behavior. I do know that we do not need that kind of egotistical, unstable kind of person armed on a daily basis! Based on that experience, he seriously needs help. He does not need to be, nor should he ever have been made a state trooper! From everything else that I have read and learned, I am sure that he was never reprimanded or anything. I would bet anything that it was covered up by the brotherhood of nepotism that is rampant in this county!
And let me also say that I have no problems with any branch of our law enforcement, and some of the good people that work for them. I have problems with the corruption that some of the people in charge of these law enforcement entities obviously relish in. There are some good officers of the law around here, and there are some who are corrupt or just crazy. I don't know if Trooper Seay is corrupt, but I would lean toward the idea that he is unstable enough to be dangerous as a state trooper. And that is just from the events that I witnessed after that car accident. I have heard other bad things about him, but I am not going to discuss rumors. The events that I wrote in the post above are purely factual and accurate. I witnessed it, and would not have believed it had I not!
And this guy has a gun????
there is probablky all of this going on i do believe. However I also believe the sheriff will clean it up. Notice he is asking for an outsider to come in and investigate, and not the good ole boys like the city done!!! kudos to the sheriff for handling it in the porfessional honest manner.
I can assure everyone that the police dept in dover is not represented by Officer Seay. The previous entry was completely correct about Officer Seay. He is without a doubt truly unprofessional! I could tell many first hand accounts that sound very familiar with the unstable behavior. I could also refer you to several people who could tell you how Officer Seay truly does believe that he is someone of importance! But we all know that no matter where you go in this world you will run into that behavior. However I know several officers in the county who are hard working and honest individuals. They do not deserve to be lumped in with someone who doesn't represent their dedication to keeping citizens safe.
I agree with you in that I am sure that there are good officers in the county, but I do know there are some power hungry, egotistic officers as well. I disagree with you when you say that Trooper Seay doesn't represent other officers because the sad fact is that, not only does he represent county and city officers, he represents all citizens of this county. And frankly, he is an embarrassment! This county wastes a ton of money building a useless visitor center to promote tourism, and yet no one wants to come here because of the reputation of our law enforcement collectively. If I didn't live here, I would not come to this county either! And I am often embarrassed to even say that I live here, and that is sad. And before a bunch of you jump on here and, "If you don't like, then leave", not to worry, moving from here is high on my priority list. When the time is right, we will be moving. And before a bunch of you jump on here and say, "If you think it should change then you should try to stay and help change it". I believe it will never change. This website is a great thing, and people can have a collective voice. But, I do not think the corruption and nepotism will ever change in this county. Speaking of corruption and nepotism, when is the blog about the school system going to stop being under construction? Every time I click on that it says, "Under Construction". I am so looking forward to that being up and running. Of all the corrupt entities in this county, the school system is probably the worst! The corrupt individuals in charge and the school board and the whole system is rife with corruption and nepotism!!
Trooper Seay is a STATE highway patrolman. He may be from this county but he works for the state and not the county. Trust me, I agree with everything you are saying about him but he is not like MOST of the police officers in this county. And as far as the school system goes. Before you go any farther with that; compare this county scores to the rest of the state. As a system they annually score in the top 10 percent and usually in the top 5. This is an Outstanding School System.
I am well aware that Trooper Seay is a state trooper. However, he still represents the county, and I do agree with you that there are plenty of good officers here. And when I am speaking of the school system, I am not speaking about test scores. I am speaking about corruption and nepotism, and that is what is rampant in the school system. And when I speak of corruption, of course I am not talking about some of the good people who are teachers in this system, I am talking about the school board, director of schools, etc..... If you are a teacher, then I am sure you are a good one and I am not talking about you. I am talking about the people you work for if you are a teacher. Some of them are as crooked as the the road to Erin. Again, let me say that I am not speaking of teachers. I know for a fact that there are some outstanding teachers in this system that are underpaid and under-appreciated.
Well I don't consider myself a person who knows what's going on at the school board or know anything about the director. I can only speak for the teachers and principals at North Stewart, SCMS, and SCHS because I've had children at all 3. And I consider myself a very lucky parent for my children to have the opportunity to go to these fine schools. The "corruption and nepotism" may be going on but you can't tell it in the school buildings because they are wonderful environments for children!
How often are you in the school buildings? And as I said, I am not talking about the teachers, or at least not most of the teachers. I am talking about the director of schools and some members of the school board. Do you know Phillip Wallace or any of the school board members? They have allowed some awful, horrible things occur on school grounds and at the expense of children for 25 years and just cover it up. It was going on then and it still goes on today. It is disgusting! And you are never going to get hired for a position unless you are well connected, no matter how much education and training a person has, and no matter how much more qualified and experienced a person is, that person will never be hired over a "local" with little education and experience. It is absolutely ridiculous, and in no way is that student-first thinking. Phillip Wallace and most of the school board have a serious lack of morality that is deplorable and disgusting! If I were a teacher, there is no way that I would ever work for him or teach in this county, and I know several others who are teachers who feel the same way. Stewart County is a joke to the surrounding counties and, as much as I hate that, there is good reason for it and I can see why it is that way. It is sad and embarrassing and I will not be a citizen of Stewart County much longer!
Excellent! I admire all the helpful data you've shared in your articles. I'm looking forward for more helpful articles from you. :)
The county commission meet last week and from what I hear it was no problem telling which commissioners worked for the school system. All commissioners voted no on the school budget except for the three that works for the school system. Must be nice to vote for your own self a raise. Oh and vote for your wife a raise as well.
Imagine that. Someone in Stewart County voting to increase their household income. This sounds like school board.Most of its members have family that works for the school.
I hope they vote no on a county funded fire dept. the county already gives them more money than they need. the county needs to give money for the kids to have a new ballpark. they have no problem building an over priced jail but they think it cost to much to build a ballpark.
The county don't have any money to give.
sounds like the shools have an special interest group to take care of them.
So if the budget that they submitted didn't involve teacher raises would you have a problem with it. Do you think we should have school in this county?
I dont have a problem with teachers or anyone else getting a raise as long as everyone else gets the same amount. I do find it kinda funny that the three that works for the school would vote for it when the rest thought it was unfair.
And yes I think we need schools. But pay raises dont have anything to do with having a school or not.
WHY is the "Stewart County Schools" link still "Under Construction"? The so-called construction must be being completed by the same contractor that built the schools, which was the same contractor but just under a different name while building each school because the contractor was so crooked. What school system in their right mind would secure the same contracting company that built one school for us that is now falling apart, and the company was so crooked that they had to disband, and then start again under the guise of a new name? Whose pockets were lined in those transactions Dr. Wallace?
Nothing will change with the school untill you get new school board members, and get rid of Dr. Wallace. And it wouldnt hurt to replace a few of the county commissioners that make one sided votes.
Looks like mr No Merit was wrong again with his do nothing mean nothing post. The officer that did the tazer is no longer on the force. And yes it WAS because of that incident No wonder no merit has now moved on to try his bs somewhere else.
funny he was beaten in an open election and put out of office. next the board changes the way we get our director is by appointment and not election. Guess what they appoint him. HMMMMM the citizens voted in someone else and they apoint him back. what a racket...
He is as fake as the hair on his crooked head! And could someone please tell him that it is not Stewart County Schooooooooooools. He sounds like a damn fool on those school messages!
Seen on facebook where to the county commission approved $500,000 for the new ballpark.
I guess the county thinks we have a bottomless pit of money. Now we are going to have a huge jail and sports super dome to go with our welcome center.
7.3 million for a jail !!! What are they building Alcatraz !!! If they can give that for a jail they could pay for the whole ballpark. Instead they just want to give 500,000. They need to wake up.
The school cost twice as much as the jail. so i wouldnt say it was gonna be alcatraz. I know it costs alot to build things. I read in the newspaper that they were trying to cut costs to afford the jail & it was costing alot of money for the prisoners to go to another county.
I bet the county mayor is behind this whole ''the fire department needs saving'' thing. I bet you they try to make it a county funded department. Ricky and his bucket brigade needs to be voted out. He has no problem giving them money but when it comes to the schools or the ball field he wants to tighten up on the countys wallet.
So I hear the case that was talked about all over the news and ALL of Stewart County has had some progress. It's my understanding after the preliminary hearing the Judge said there was enough evidence to send the case to the Grand Jury. Well after the testimony the Grand Jury of 12 jurors not only voted for a true bill they agreed the case was handled properly. Looks like people are hearing the "rest of the story". Good job Stewart Couny deputies. You serve your community well and those who are not arrested for breaking the law are proud of you. Thanks for all you do and keeping us safe from idiots.
The grand jusry doesnt decide if a case is handled properly. A true bill may have been hande3d down but you blew your whole integrity when you added that. All the grand jusry does is decide whether or not to indite and just so you know as you seem to be the only one who doesnt, the DA could get a grand jurys to indite a ham sandwich. And the one part I agree with is the deputies as a whole do a great job, you just dont know half of what you are talking about and it is obvious to those who know the law
I know the law and I also know how to spell. Look at what you wrote and count how many words you spelled correctly. You say the person who spoke about the grand jury didn't know about the law and that the DA could get a "true bill" against a ham sandwich? Your an idiot. The general sessions judge saw cause to send the case to the grand jury then that jury voted for a true bill. I can't wait to see what happens at trial!! I can't wait for all the information to be public and for everyone to see the video. I can't wait to hear how wonderful people these defendants are. All I'm saying is justice will be served.
I know more about the law than you think I do (wink wink). I know what the job of the grand jury is. The Deputy was complimented on the job he did and EVERYONE who has seen the entire video has agreed. Thank you for your LAW lesson although it's not needed.
Is it true that the officers were investigated by the sheriff and the DA's office out of Dickson and the determined the officers did nothing wrong? If so shouldn't that be on the news so everyone can see that? I've also heard that all those law suits against the deputies have been dismissed and unfounded. I'm greatful to have the officers we have and a department and Sheriff That do such a great job protecting me.
and why is one of the deputies told to resign or be fired? because they had so much wrong going on the sheriff was just tired of it ....and i we all know just watchinbg law and order marathons or staying at a holiday inn dont mean you know anything about the law.. the one thing will give you is the deputies overall do a good job. but your attitude of you dont have to obey the law to enforce the law is way off. have a good stay at the holiday this weekend.
you are nope law suits are still pending. the da from dickson does all the investigating wht umbrella do you think stewart county is under. another holiday inn member
and not everyone that seen the video has the opinion you claim. so why lie about that. i know for a fact at least 5 say there was something wrong in it so how the heck can you claim everyone who saw it agreed? you know everyone in the damn world that saw it? seems like you are the winner of this weeks dunce cap award
What does holiday inn have to do with anything? Maybe the 5 people you say have seen the video will get picked for jury duty, well that's if they can make bond from being in jail themselves. The deputy who resigned did so months after this incident and for reasons that have nothing to do with this case. Here's the thing, justice will be served. I believe in the justice system and in the officers who put their lives on the line everyday to protect YOU and I.
leave hello dover alone and let him play cops and robbers. please do not rob him of his childhood
Let me restate my last post: those who have seen the video and have not been arrested, had family arrested and those who are not idiots, agree the officers did a outstanding job. The deputies were cleared of all wrong doing by the Stewart County Sheriff's Office and the investigators from the 23rd district DA's Office.
Lets settle this in the "cage of death" or in front of a jury. Lol I enjoy reading all of these. You people make me happy. Jail isn't so bad. We've got free food and good company. Ive spent a lot of time in jail and I've never done anything wrong! I was framed by the cops every time. As a matter of a fact everyone in jail was framed!! Hahaha yeah right. Cops do a good job. Now wipe off that tear and be an adult. Get a real job cry babies and don't break the law and everything will be alright.
let me set him straight. i nor none of my family members have ever been aressted or even had a speeding ticket. some that have viewed the tape also were those of the law that pointed out many many violations. this has not been settled by anyone for a long shot now the commercial is over get back to your law and order
My 3rd grader can spell better than you!! You spelled arrested wrong! How can anyone give credit to what your saying if you have the mind of a child? Really you are a joke and people are laughing at you. Try to learn how to read, write, and pay taxes. Stay out of jail and try making your family proud. Damn tard!
You just proved your intelligence by calling some a " damn tard". I hope most instill greater values in their children than apparently you do by that comment. I hope and pray you nor anyone reading this ever has a disabled child.
Any point you hoped to make was totally discredited by that one ignorant and childish comment.
once agin no one is for criminals or lawbreakers period. what i am for though is using lawful tactics period. lets put the criminals in jail but when we break the law to do it that makes the latter a criminal also. this is what you dont seem to understand you think if you catch a criminal it is ok to break the law to do it. not according to our laws ...now go to church sunda y and act like a good christian and ill see you at the bar on Monday
4 cops right now that say the officer was wrong and if you are a wink wink as you say you really know this. now if you are not a wink wink as you say then you are just a liar blowing hot air.....right now 4 cops in this area will tell you a story on this that you should know....is the cop still with the county...do you think he really resigned to move to dickson or did the sheriff have a file violation on this guy a mile long over and over again rule after rule law after law...the sheriff himself says we dont break laws to enforce laws....now who is really a wink wink here.....
4 officers say what? Your writing is so bad it's impossible to understand. If your saying 4 officers said that another deputy did something wrong from that video your a damn fool and crazy to think anyone would believe that! Tell you what this case will play out in front of a jury. Better pack some soap!
Why is everyone getting so worked up? Dude and his wife were snitches for the drug task force anyway. They got caught then had to snitch on other people so who cares what happens?
thats right he dont get it. he thinks i am for the guys that got caught and he is just that stupid. what i am for is using the law to keep the law period. and no he is wrong i know for a fact the officer had a record a mile long ad was given a chance to resign or be fired period......this is not about the people involved i could care less about them and their law breaking azzes, this is about him and his idiotic ideas that breaking the law to keep the law is ok. i think for the most part the law here is good just not the one involved with this case. over and over again he has messed up ///he got caught amnd now he is gone period.
And period... And period.... How many times can you say period in a single post? How did the officer "break the law to keep the law"? What laws were broken? I'm all about having an educated conversation but please be educated. You act like you know some secrete information but have yet to say anything. The investigation showed the officers involved followed policy and TCA (Tn code).
You hide behind your computer and talk trash but I guarantee if that officer was standing in front of you, you would say "I didn't say that"! When your house is being broke into on a dark stormy night or someone is beating you up your going to be the one calling for a police officer. When your husband, wife, family or friend is in a vehicle accident a police officer will be the first one there to do CPR. When your neighbor's house is on fire a police officer will be the first one there and run inside without thinking about his own safety. We do a job most people are scared to do. Tread lightly friend. It may be you calling for help.
I would also like to know what laws were broken by the officer?
Thats right you don't know of any laws that were broken by the officer or officers. Back up your trash with some facts.
thats right when someone breaks into my home i will call the law. I have never broken the law nor have I ever once said a criminal is right. The officer you are talking about was written up many times before and has written wrongs on this incident in his record. PERIOD PERIOD. he was asked to resign because he was not following proper protocol on the job. if you dont know thios then you dont know squat wink wink. he was rotten and they got rid of him. I have said over and over I support the officers in this county....the good ones that is....now go back to your law and order so you can get your lawyers license
please publish the isp address of the hello dover and video and who ever else he claims to be so we can disclose this little knat
tread lightly? is that an insinuation those wh respond hold grudges and diont help everyone sure sounds like it. the more you post the stupider you get
how are we different in you saying hiding behind the computer? who are you if that is the accusation. you are def. not who you want us to believe because there is no dang way you are a cop
I never stated I was a cop coward. What I said was I was very knowledgable about the law. You read as bad as you write. I'm not the one saying a cop broke the law either. Your saying the officer broke the law to enforce the law and I'm curious as to the law that was broken. Stupider is not at word by the way. What you need is an education And a spine. Before you make assumption you should check your facts. Roesler was not as asked to resign because of this incident at all. It was a different incident all together. Now like I said before If Zach was standing infront of your face would you continue to lie? I'd bet not. Hope that rock your hiding under is warm. God bless
I cjhallenge your law knowledge. law and order does not count pal. and i would look him right in the eye and tell him what i think period periiod period. just as i would look right down into your pea pickin little eyes ... now go to bed before your mom finds out you are on her computer
and i will give you the spelling part as i a not a great typist and fat finger mispells i guess does count for something. so you do win one debate. hooooray for the punk!
Your mad at the world because your a loser, uneducated, and haven't amounted to half of what you wanted to be. I know your type, you had dreams of being someone as a child and because you can't read or write you had to take a job making minimum wage and working long hours. Your the angry guy who your neighbors dislike and family only comes around on the holidays only because they have to. Your ashamed that your grandchildren are smarter than you when you should be proud of them. Your the guy who doesn't have any real friends and never will. When your gone of this earth and the life the good lord has blessed you with is over how will people remember you? Listen brother it was never my intent to argue with you. I just wanted to know what law you think the deputy broke while doing his job? You have a right to your opinion and I respect that. But It easy to see you don't know of any laws that were broke by the deputy so there is no reason for you to waste my time. God bless you brother
you are partly correct. I quiot school and went to vietnam for punks like you to be able top post what they want
Ok so after days of arguing at each other you haven't told me what laws the officer broke? After days and the entire reason you posted a reply to my post was to say the officer broke some law. This will be my last reply to you. I don't believe anything you've wrote because every post of yours has been a lie and a reason for you to practice your "writing skills". I don't believe you served in any branch of the service because you hiding computer and talking your trash just shows your a coward. Take care sir. I pray you have time to make a change before your final days.
Wonder what ole tricky rick is up to??????
Who is tricky Rick?
That would be our county mayor. Good ole sneaky tricky ricky.
Well I see the fire dept. saved another foundation when The Shop caught fire. Come to think of its not much left of the foundation lol.
Come back Mr. Hawkins. Or is ok that I call you Bob? Robert? Rob?
@ the user Lol. If you're going to attempt to insult somebody and demean their education, at least punctuate correctly. Half of these posts should be redirected to a website titled "Isdoverfullofpeons." Think before you speak people.
Peons!! You make a wonderful point! The school system is poor in Stewart county. Not poor in the $ terms because they sure have enough of that but poor in the meaning the children are the ones who are missing out on a good egucation.
I bet ole tricky is nervous right now. LOL
I bet he is to. I hope the get the required signitures for the petition to stop the 8.2 million dollar bond and force them to put it on the ballot to be voted on by the public. It shouldnt be a problem to get people to sign it.
I wonder what kind of lies Ricky will have in response to Mr. Blacks letter that was in the times this week?
I'm going to have to question your logic on why you think it's a good idea to stop this bond. Make sure you have a detailed response, or else you're going to look foolish.
What's the problem with the bond?
Who isn't in favor of a new jail?? If your answer is not in favor here's a quick fact. The state will not allow Stewart County to house more than 18 inmates at one time so the overflow inmates have to be moved to the Henry County. Here's the kicker! Stewart County pays $10,000 to $18,000 per month to Henry county depending on how many inmates of ours they keep. So tell Ms. Black she should do more research before she runs her mouth without knowing all the facts.
Its Mr. Black lol
Rick is a good man who has Stewart County in his best interest. If you don't like how he's doing his job beat him in the next election. Until then wipe that tear from your eye and man up! Bunch of cry babies be adults!
Lives near Rick all my life and he's always been good to me and my family
The name was Jan black. Are you telling me Jan is a dude? No wonder he is so pissed off, he's got a chic name!!
I can see that this forum is no more than a general amount of ignorance judging by that last post about Rick Joiner. No logic, no thought, no facts.... And we wonder what the problems are.
So are you for or against rick joiner?
I am with you on this one.
Aww poor baby did I make you cry? Grow up little baby
Im for Rick, Sheriff Wyatt, Chief Wallace and even Lisa. Now jimmy shitlock is a snake and I've never heard anyone speak good about him. I'm sure he's sad that he's lived his entire life and has never had a good friend or someone who liked him. Oh well he shouldn't treat people the way he does.
I for one am for a new jail. The state has required us to build one. The problem I have with it is the size and cost. And the fact that they are borrowing 500.000 for the ball park to go along with it. The school is also getting 150,000 for books and supplies for the high school. This I have no problem with. But I would like to ask the school board why they bought land for a ball park knowing they needed books and other supplies to educate our kids. It seems like they are putting sports over our kids education. So I would like to ask everone to sign the petition to stop the 8.2 million dollar bond as it is and have it put on a ballot for the public to vote on. The petition can be signed at the old dover elem. school someone will be set up there for the rest of early voting. These are your tax dollars so let your voice be heard.
The new jail issue has been going on for years and has been in the newspaper for a very long time. I remember seeing a photo of John Vinson when he was Sheriff years ago in the paper so this is not a brand new issue. As for the size of a new jail, a 108 bed jail sounds reasonable, especially when you view the booking logs and read the newspaper about how much it costs to send prisoners to other counties to comply with the State. Articles in the Paris paper include: "The Paris Post-Intelligencer ... Henry County general fund; 20 were Stewart County prisoners generating $21,210 in revenue from Stewart County" and "Oct 17, 2012 – Twelve of these were Stewart County prisoners generating $12,705 in revenue from Stewart County to the Henry County general fund." "Jun 7, 2012 – Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew reported that during the month of February ... Nineteen of these were Stewart County prisoners generating $19,110". These apparently are monthly totals.
Do a google search for the cost of building. It shocked me. Stewart County legislative body voted down the original plan for a criminal complex saving money, and the paper stated the current sheriff made cuts to save money.
And to comment on a new ball field, I'm speechless as to the cost, too tired, and my computer hasn't recovered after researching a new jail.
What I have learned, I need to be more knowledgeable. I need to read the newspaper and attend more public meetings.
Am I for a new jail? Yes and no. I know it is needed, but I don't want my taxes to go up. And with that I hear two different things...the bonds the county wants to use with be at a low interest rate which would be a benefit to county residents, then I hear that is not true.
Am I against a new ball field? No. I'm just wondering why a ball field would costs so much. And once again, the bonds would be at a low interest rate.
I don't know what the answer is. I wish I was more knowledgeable and I guess I would have been if I had been a little more involved. Maybe I should have called my county commissioner and asked questions. Maybe I should have attended the public meetings and asked questions. Maybe I should have called the County Mayors office and asked. I don't know.
That's my two cents worth for the nights.
your comment is the best one this entire site.
I would just like to say, what a fine job all the Sheriff's Office employees are doing. Thanks for keeping the county safe and keep up the good work!
Hearing rumors about a commission meeting last night. Anyone know or have first hand knowledge of what happened?
Isn't there a way to let new comments post on the top of the page instead of having to scroll to the bottom through all the old posts?
Stewart Mayor and County Commissioners
The undersigned residents of Stewart County, Tennessee request the assistance of the Attorney General of the State of Tennessee to institute proceedings in OUSTER against the Stewart County Mayor, and the Stewart County Commissioners for knowingly and willfully neglecting to perform the duties enjoined upon them by the laws of the State of Tennessee. In that the Stewart County Mayor and the Stewart County Commissioners knowingly and willfully violated: 1) Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-44-101 – 111 by holding secret committee meetings, and failing to provide required public notice of meetings of the Mayor and Commissioners, 2) Tenn. Code Ann. § 5-8-507 by failing to post the Stewart County budget in a local newspaper prior to presenting it to the governing body for a vote. By knowingly and willfully neglecting to perform their duties and conducting meeting in secret the Mayor and Commissioners have denied the residents of Stewart County the rights guaranteed under the Constitution of the State of Tennessee and those granted by the Legislature.
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