Archives 3/4/08-3/31/08

WOW...Is this BLOND BOMB possibly PARIS HILTON, you would think!!!
My goodness people give it a rest already! It really show's how jealous and your life being miserable, like the true saying "MISERY NEEDS COMPANY".
I am so thankful that I am happy in my life, because if you all only realized how much "DRAMA" TAKES AWAY FROM YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
I JUST DON'T GET IT WITH THIS POOR GIRL, IT HAS TO BE PARIS OR SOME FAMOUS SOMEONE AS MUCH ATTENTION SOOOO MANY ARE KEEPING UP WITH HER LIFE.
Give it a break really ,get a life cause surely she can't be that famous. I think everyone whom as written are JEALOUS and just can't stand to see her happy. It just makes me laugh now, it is like here we go again....
MOVE ON,
LENOIR CITY STAR 3/31/08
 


To everyone who should forgive and forge. Apparently there is a precedent that is being set:
 
1) Date someone who has a lot of money, steal from them, get someone to pay it off...Poof...the charges disappear!
2) Steal some more, date and marry a deputy, pay off the victimized party...Poof...the charges disappear again!
3) Steal folks identity, get caught, get someone to pay it off...Poof...the charges disappear once again!
 
The Blonde Bomb must have magical powers!  I don't know of anyone who gets away with as much as she has gotten away with!  Sure...I imagine she is really sorry (wonder how many people have heard this story).  Sure...I am sure she has asked for forgiveness time and time again.  Sure...she probably does have a wonderful son, but she is the only one that is hurting him!  I don't know anybody that held a gun to her head and made her steal, steal, steal, and steal again!
 
I imagine everyone sitting in the jail cells are real sorry for what they have done and have asked for forgiveness.  Maybe we should let all of them go so they can get help too!
 
This is why we have a justice system.  Those who commit crimes must pay for their crimes.
 
No, there is not one perfect person on this earth and we have all fallen short of God's glory.  God is a forgiving God, but He will not be mocked.
 
Wonder how long it will be before she hurts somebody else...be aware!
 
Eyes Wide Open, 3/31/08
 
BLONDE BOMB, she does no wrong. She is so sorry what she's done. Lets all pray for her. PLEASE!!!  How many times can you go to the alter and ask  for forgiveness? I've been there and heard all of her excuses. How can you be a good mother by dodging the law like she does. What happened when she used her ex-husband's social-security # to obtain a cellular phone. I think not a a lot. What about the time she counted extra laps on her sons Eaton walk to raise money. What about all the BAD checks she's wrote and got away with. Wouldn't it be interesting to talk to her ex-husband or her ex boyfriends about all. I here they know a lot. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ENTER IT ON THE BLOG AND I WILL ANSWER IT. I KNOW A LOT. I KNOW MORE THEN YOU BLOGERS WANT TO REALLY KNOW. THE TRUTH HURTS. PLEASE ASK?  I DARE YOU!
                                                                                                                                                             
 AINT SCARED TO TELL ALL! 3/31/08

I wish everyone would get off who you all call the blonde bombs case. It is not for us to say what is going to happen to her it is for Russell Johnson to decide and the Judge.

We have more to worry about in this county concerning our children and the drug problem and why we all seem to be paying such high electric bills. And as far as her being a mother, who are you to judge her as a mother. She has a great son who has a huge heart and he means the world to her. For those of you who seem to want to see her suffer and go down, you better get on your knees and pray because God says to pray for this type of situation. Why is she so important to those of you who have no clue who she is or maybe you do,, but she has never done anything wrong to you.

I happen to know her and I know that she is very sorry for her past mistakes and taking action to become a better person. She has also become close to God and he is THE ONLY PERSON SHE HAS TO ANSWER TO,,, SO PLEASE DROP THIS SUBJECT ON THIS BLOG PAGE AND GIVE THE GIRL A BREAK.

Sometimes people learn from mistakes and this is one of those times. If you have anymore to say why don't you say to the person you think she took the money from and let her tell you her feelings on it. Guarantee it will be word for word what has just been written. Forgiveness brings happiness to the heart, and to help someone who is struggling with life and be a friend and let them know you care is what we all should do. Not try to destroy a persons life. Mind your own business and take care of your own problems. Don't any of you have anything better to do with your time, or is she that important to you. Like I said,, if you have something to say,, say it to the person she took the money from and let her set you straight,,, she has forgiven and will forget and it will all be taken care of in a way that all of you haters don't want it to.

 
Prayerfully
 
signed by Forgive,forget! 3/29/08

To: The Bandit 3/27/08
You wrote: <<< If you ask me, I think the citizens need to look hard at a recall for the mayor.>>> 
 
That's been looked into already. State law does not provide for recall of elected county officials, according to the election commission.
 
David Divelbiss
Lenoir City 3/29/08

Doyle Arp has got to go. He is going to bankrupt the county and put county employees on food stamps except for all his family drawing county pay checks.

Martin 3/28/08


To Disgusted with the morals of those around us!! Lenoir City, TN  3/27/08,

You have got to be kidding. Jealousy? Hardly. Stealing thousands of dollars from others is not a mistake. It's a crime. And doing it over and over just makes it a serial crime. What bothers so many is how some people, depending on who they know, can get by with committing felonies and just walk away with little to no punishment to just commit the same crime again while on probation for the same thing.

And what world do you live in where you think everybody has skeletons in their closet. Do you really think everybody goes round stealing money from their friends and sweethearts? I for one have never stolen a dime from anybody and don't plan to. If the blonde's family find themselves in an embarrassing position due to her actions, it's no one's fault but hers. Word is that the latest theft has been "handled" and she will probably scoot again. Maybe you could be her friend and loan her your credit card. Good Luck.

Been There 3/28/08


Dear Friends:
 
Recent actions at the 911 dispatch have caused me to write again.   Monday two male dispatchers were given the option to resign or be fired. These two dispatchers were supposedly given the option to resign or be fired for an inappropriate phone call while on duty according to some.   It was supposed to be something such as laughing about something that had happened while they were at work.   Apparently they did it while on a recorded phone line.   While this shouldn't have happened and may have been unprofessional, I believe everyone that works in public service, including and especially my dept. are guilty of occasionally finding humor in things that happen while we are on duty.  

Now, here is the flip side. I have been told that recently, the personal conversations that take place while they are at work off of the phone have been recorded and reviewed by some of the people at 911 dispatch.   During those conversations, the Van Shaver blog was brought up on more than one occasion.   While they were being discussed, I was told that both of the employees that were fired or let go, apparently forgetting that they were being taped, voiced their agreement about the things that were being said on vanshaver.com.  Now the fact that both employees agree is no shock, and I would bet that the majority of them do. However, using a silly reason such as a phone conversation to eliminate two employees just to possibly get back at their disagreement of the way things are going there is very unprofessional in my opinion, if in fact that is the case. I was told there was a meeting with 911 in which it was explained this was not the case. Very interesting and definitely some food for thought.  

Now lets get down to the nitty gritty. I have been told that the director herself has done a few things in her recent time at 911 dispatch that have been "not so professional" by some opinions.   I have been in the 911 dispatch before myself while picking up some items and heard her make less than flattering comments about one their of regular callers. Out of respect for her, I will not mention her name.   Was this not the very reason that she recently took the actions against the two employees?   Is it fair that since she may have done it in front of coworkers and not on a recorded phone call, she be treated differently?   I was also told a couple of days ago by a pretty good reliable source, that the director even showed an inappropriate picture to some of the employees there.

What is funny about this, is the 911 attorney is the same attorney that represented her in a personal case? I have been told that he may even be aware of the picture. Now if this is a fact, wouldn't this be inappropriate conduct, especially by a supervisor or director?  

If these incidents are true, then something should be done. If she did do it, she should be punished the same way that the two men were.   I have heard much more, but I believe this is enough to be a test for the 911 dispatch board to investigate and let justice be done.   I believe if it were to be denied by the director, the dispatchers should be able to tell them that it happened without fear of retribution.   Just my opinion.
 
Ricky 3/28/08


To the following "bloggers" who signed as the following:
 
Praying for justice to be served
An Old Neighbor
One of the good Ones
 
Ladies (and I know these are females):
 
Guys, let me say to you...why don't you just talk less and listen more??? And another word of advice...mind your own business.  Who says you're the perfect mother, spouse or human being at all???? Who made you judge??? How dare you think you have the right to pass  judgment on the blonde bomb or anyone for that matter!!! Bet you got some skeletons in your closet too.. we all do!! I think it's clearly cut and dry...You got a big, big case of the JEALOUSIES...where the blonde bomb is concerned.  As you probably should...I bet she's a beautiful person!! Yes, maybe she has made mistakes...who knows.. I have no ideal who she is...I came on the site actually by accident but then upon reading what you wrote...it's clearly obvious you are eat up with jealousy in regards to this person or girl.  I bet she is blonde, blue eyed, built like an hour glass and probably has the entire package.  Am I right??? Yep, jealousy has got you girls.  Why don't you try  praying for the gal??? Ever thought about that.  The bible says we're supposed to love those who deceive us...Read it in the book of John...Ladies, if she has a son...that's all the more reason you should be praying for her instead of judging her.  Pray that she can get her life on track.  What is this world coming too!!!
 
Signed...Disgusted with the morals of those around us!!
Lenoir City, TN  3/27/08
 

It's not been six month since Arp last tried to monkey with our insurance. I guess he didn't get the message last time. He sent Nancy Marcus out as his stoolie last time. Which commissioner will carry his water for him this time. He sure doesn't have the guts to handle it himself. That's why he wants a committee to lead the charge.

To Mr. Arp we will find out when you have your secret little meetings and we will know what you are trying to do to us and we will be right there looking you in the eye when you try it again.

Come on Arp. Be a man and stop getting somebody else to do your dirty work.

A Mad County Employee 3/27/08


Does anyone know what insurance the Mayor has, I would like to know if he is hurting himself too.  Also did they mention what kinda cost of living increase the county employees get since gas has went up beyond 3%?  If you ask me, I think the citizens need to look hard at a recall for the mayor.  If you can't manage money then hire some one who can instead of asking some family member or someone you owe a favor to, why should someone always have to pay more for mismanagement, that includes county employees. 
 
Also let's see how many commissioners have county insurance.  I'll bet not a single one do so why should they care if the employees have to pay more.  I hope you know mail carriers make more money than court clerks or road workers.  Of course though what do you care, except when it comes voting time maybe someone should run against you and beat you.  HA.
 
The Bandit 3/27/08

Consumer Alert - Food City in Loudon

To all shoppers that frequent the Food City in Loudon. Free does not really mean Free anymore. It means more like "toward the
purchase" of.

Let me explain. Today 3/26/2008 my wife and I went to the Loudon Food City where we do spend a lot of money in groceries every month. We had with us a few of our coupons. You know the ones that when you buy their store name brands you get those coupons with the red stripes on them. In huge lettering (the largest lettering on the coupon) in bold it says FREE. Well we had two coupons that screamed FREE at us. We found both products while doing the rest of our shopping but was dismayed at the price of the product versus the much smaller print that the coupon was actually worth that Food City would honor. One product was actually $1.00 more than what the coupon would go to. The other was .50 cents higher. After pointing this out to the cashier she said well all they  can give us is the value of the coupon. I asked her to call the manager and she did. No amount of pointing to the HUGE BOLD FREE changed their minds. They said that they would just give us the value of the coupon toward the purchase. Frankly I was upset enough that I said forget about those two items and left them at the counter.

Dumb? I don't think so. Yes we would be getting money off the purchase price. That's not the point. The point is with Food City in Loudon FREE is not FREE anymore. So people please check your coupons against the actual price. You may be surprised to find out that FREE to Food City in Loudon is just a gimmick and a lie.

Robert Y.Loudon 3/27/08


"Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. Luke 17:3

Sarah Shaver, 3/25/2008


I couldn't help but chuckle when I picked up the local paper in Loudon and saw the article where the Loudon fathers are planning to cut down "Old Blue" in the name of progress. I immediately remembered back to an old episode of the Andy Griffith show where the Hollywood movie producer wanted to make a movie in Mayberry. The Mayberryites all went a little crazy.

If you recall, that's what happened on the "Andy Griffith Show" (for the record -- season one, episode 13, first airing in 1961) when Hollywood producers planned to use the quaint little town as a set design for a movie. And, if you recall, townspeople there went completely nuts.

That's when Mayberry local-yokels began sporting three-piece suits, stores began offering Cary Grant haircuts, the mayor jumped on the Hollywood-hype bandwagon, and even the ever-prudish Aunt Bee got star-struck hoping Rock Hudson would come to town.

That's also when ever-prudent Sheriff Taylor warned everyone in his down-home southern drawl, "Ain't we a picking our peaches before they're fuzzed up good?" Andy was right, of course.

The main event of the celebration to welcome the Hollywood producer was to cut down the old oak tree in the middle of town. Sound familiar?  

Here's a little news flash for the folks in Loudon. Painting the buildings, putting up a few awnings and cutting down the center piece of the city will not change the image or the appeal of your city. Not till you do something about the hideous smell that permeates your entire community will you ever hope to see any improvements to your community. Not until you decide the health and safety of the residents of your city is more important than the tax dollars coming from the polluting industries in your city will you see any positive changes.

I and my family lived in your city for a short time but could not abide the smell. Until you become serious about cleaning up your city, you will never be more that a smelly wide spot in the road. Going Gomer, Goober and Floyd the Barber will not solve the problem.

Melody Williams Sweetwater Tn. 3/25/08


Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. Sounds like another county department out of control. No doubt there are some problems at 911. But don't take your eyes off the prize. We've got a bunch of crazies on the school board who are determined to raise our taxes through the roof. They have got to be stopped.

FYI, little rumor around town. Lenoir City School Board member, Bobby Johnson Sr., who was recently appointed  to the Lenoir City Council to fill the unexpired term of his father, Blacky Johnson, will run for the council seat in November. If elected to council, Bobby Johnson Sr. will resign his seat on the Lenoir city School Board. Then Councilman elect, Bobby Johnson Sr., will ask the Lenoir City Council to appoint his son, Loudon County School Board Chairman, Bobby Johnson Jr. to fill his seat on the Lenoir City School Board. If appointed to the Lenoir city School Board, Bobby Johnson Jr. would resign his seat on the Loudon County School Board. Whew!! That's a lot to keep up with. Mind you it's just a rumor.

LC's Finest 3/19/08


Ricky,
 
In response to your blog, I think you are right on.  I do not work in the county but one of my good friends used to work there.  She used to tell me all the crazy things that went on there.  She said there were people playing video games on the internet all the time and even shopping for stuff.  What a job huh?  She got fired by the director for a really stupid reason but that is another story.  She told me that some of the people would go out with the director and eat lunch or supper when they were out at a meeting and eat expensive food. They would just charge it to the 911 account.  She said that it was ok for some people to pay for their families and some would get in trouble.  I think this issue is a huge can of worms that are about to crawl out.  Glad someone in the Dept finally came out about it! 
Love the blog Van!
 
Jenny H.  Loudon 3/19/08

Mr. Shaver,
Oh shame on you for letting the public and county employee voices be heard without fear of retribution!  Oh shame on your "cowardly" ways of making the TRUTH known to the public by the public/employees and for the public.  Shame on you for making the high and mighty have to play a guessing game of how they are going to get that blogger when they find out who they are! 

The only reason people are mad about this blog is because it exposes the truth to the public in ways that will be detrimental to their jobs and well being.  I have an answer to those people, clean it up!  If you do your job right, treat your employees fairly, and work as a county servant instead of a county throne warmer, maybe you will never be here in this mighty VAN BLOG.   

Oh and a shout out to my friend R.W. Oh! I mean R.J.  I didn't mention anything about a mixed drink did I?  You must have been there to see what it was.  Did you partake of a big juicy steak?  Was your family there to have some too on the tax payer ticket?  Sure would like to see the bill, maybe I can come down and get a copy of the ticket, or will I have to pay $100.00 for that PUBLIC record.  I will have to get back with you on the TENA thing, don't know much about it, except for I think more time should be well spent in our own County by the director just by my own assessment of how things are going over there. 

By the way, have you talked to those "dedicated" dispatchers lately?  Looks to me like they are all looking for another job because of recent decisions, write ups and promotions with unfair pay increases.  Everything that I have said here in this blog is based upon facts that could be proven in court.  I have my own opinion of the director because of our own interactions and conversations.  That is not a fact, just an opinion.  It is incredible the information that you get from just talking to a few unhappy 911 employees.  I even hear that #2 there is trying to de-throne #1 behind the scenes.  It will be interesting to see if there is a memo sent out soon threatening employees on either my side or 911 to stay away from the evil SHAVER.  We will see!

 
Ricky 3/19/08

Seems everyone is living high on the tax payers. Arp, the school board and now 911. How can we put a stop to this kind of stuff? Don't nobody ask me to pay higher taxes just so they can all keep their social lives going.

Brent 3/19/08


RJ wrote:
"Now let's talk about the 911 Director. You failed to mention that she was director of the year or that she's the vice president of TENA (Tennessee Emergency Number Association). Those credentials don't sound like they belong to someone as incompetent as the
person you wrote about."

Let me preface this by saying that I know absolutely nothing about the 911 director or the department, but credentials like that don't impress me. It's basically a popularity contest among your peers. After all, didn't Arp receive similar accolades from the state property assessors' group?

Scott 3/19/08


I'm no political person but I have been around county government a long time and as far as I can tell all the big so and so's are just in it for themselves. Things like we read on this site are the very reason so many people have no use for any politicians. There all the same.

Bob 3/18/08


In reference to Ricky (Concerned County Employee),

The first thing I would like to ask is how many of our directors or supervisors have a college education. I think a little research would surprise you! Secondly you admitted that there were problems at the top in your own department. The reality is that there are problems in nearly every department in this county. Golly Beaver, we don't live in a perfect world much less a perfect county.

Now let's talk about the 911 Director. You failed to mention that she was director of the year or that she's the vice president of TENA (Tennessee Emergency Number Association). Those credentials don't sound like they belong to someone as incompetent as the person you wrote about.

I also did a little research on your claim about the board eating at the Peddler. (1) The "whole" board was not present (2) this is a dinner the board has ONCE A YEAR while attending the TENA conference. I don't know about the mixed drink in question but I would safely assume that's not the first cocktail paid for by county money.

I value your opinion and I'm so glad we live in a country where we can express our opinions freely but it sounds to me like you've got a personal problem with the 911 Director and the 911 board itself. I'm not alone when I say that our 911 Director is doing an outstanding job supervising an outstanding crew of dedicated dispatchers!
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RJ 3/18/08
 


Fellow Loudon County Folk,
 
I am here to fill you in on an issue that I believe is vital to our health and safety.  I am a county employee and I am proud of that.  I belong to a dept that constantly catches flack on a daily basis.  I feel that it is time that the watchful county eye turns to other places. 

I agree that the department I work for needs some improvement and has for some time, but until the current administration retires, it will never change.  That is something you guys are going to have to live with.  When you are the law, and you have the judicial law on your side, how can you ever be guilty.  Every dog has his day, and for some time, we have lived with some in the high life.  We all know that it will change one day and when that time comes, we will deal with it. 

Back to the original point of this blog.  Little of you know about our 911 dispatch.  Let me fill you in on what goes on there.  Lets just start at the very top.  The 911 dispatch is ran by a board of directors which include fire chiefs, police chiefs, the sheriff, the EMA director, EMS director and a couple of other folks.  Underneath them is the Director of 911 dispatch.  The Director oversees about 15 or so employees there.  The problem starts at the top.  Everyone on the board is only interested in their own depts welfare, so most of the time they only vote for anything that will help them, not the public.  Most of them can not see any wrong in the current director for some reason.  When we have a problem we are told to contact the supervisor on duty at dispatch which gets you nothing. When you contact the director, she basically has no time for you, or doesn't get back with you.  She just calls my boss and makes me look like an idiot for questioning her authority.  Let me give you her history. 

She used to work for EMS and then someone thought it would be a great idea to make her a director over one of the most important positions in this county.  She is only a high school graduate and has no experience in supervision except for what she has learned at dispatch.  I heard from one of the employees there that the state requires them to have 4 full time employees there on a shift 24/7 based on how much work they have to do with 911 but she only has two or three during the day and only two at night.  She will not get any more help.  She thinks that if she hires a part time person and works them every once in a while that it will make things better. 

The next time you call 911 and it continues to do nothing but ring, just think there are only two people there, and you will probably never get answered if they are busy.  That is a direct failure to comply under the law because the director doesn't think it is important.  She has had plenty of time to try to fix it, but she hasn't.  We as other county employees that rely on dispatch are stuck out with who only knows by ourselves trying to get dispatch on the radio and they wont or cant answer.  Even if I yell on the radio to try and get help, I get nothing.  Is it because the training is no good?  Is it because no one knows what to do?  Or is it simply because the director of 911 dispatch is no director at all! 

I have talked with many other employees in my dept and other depts county wide and they all have the same thing to say.  It is horrible there, and it only gets worse.  The employees are miserable because they say they aren't treated well.  People get written up not because they aren't doing their job, its because they don't have time to do it!  I like a lot of the dispatchers there and think that a lot of them do a great job considering the circumstances.  I just feel that it is high time for someone to look at the decision making there.  I read in the paper about the Knox Mayors office in trouble because they spend money on credit cards with no trail or what they spend it on.  Maybe someone should do an audit on them to see how much money they are spending on big expensive meals and trips not only for the higher up employees and the board, but for their families.  I even heard that on the last trip to Gatlinburg, one of the board members was ordering alcohol on the 911 tab at The Peddler!  Have you looked at their prices lately?  The whole 911 board was there with their families and ate.  Wonder how much that was?  Ha! 

I have decided that it is time for the public to realize that 911 dispatch is the backbone of this county.  They are your link to us.  Without them, everything is in shambles.  Currently they are working out of an unsecured double wide trailer that looks like it is going to cave in.  What a joke.  They are laughed at by other counties.  I will admit, it gets worse a couple of counties over, but why should we settle for anything but the best!  It is your money, not only your taxes but money that comes out of your phone bill every month.  Lets get this fixed once and for all!  What do you in VANBLOG land think??

 
Ricky 3/16/08

You know we have a WHoLE lot more to worry about than "PURE GOSSIP". if you are man/woman enough to send such a BOLD PRINT you must really care, for no one but yourself. You know your right she has a son, and a very good young man he has became. Children know and get teased WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT THAT, JUST DROP IT, NO ONE HAS PROOF RIGHT????????????????

But if you want SHUT-UP AND GET OVER IT!!! GO GET A FLIPPING JOB!
Maybe she is getting help for herself, and maybe she has ask God to forgive her for ALLLL (as stressed). READ YOUR BIBLE AND YES YOU INCLUDED SHAVER. I HAVE COVER TO COVER AND BACK BITING, JEALOUSY AND DECEIT ARE ALL IN IT.
That is what this web page has to do with... SOMETHING TO HURT SOMEONE. MAYBE GO TO THIS BLOND BOMB AND LET HER KNOW YOUR PRAYING FOR HER. THEN GO SOMEWHERE AND PRAY FOR COMMITTING A SIN FOR TRYING TO HURT SOMEONE. WORRY ABOUT OUR FLIPPING LCUB BILLS OF 300+,...THAT'S A LOT MORE IMPORTANT.

LOUDON COUNTY WE ALL NEED TO GROW UP FACE THE PERSON AND DON'T BE A COWARD AND TO YOU VAN WEBSITE OR NOT -YOU-ARE HURTING PEOPLE AND YOU KNOW IT.
YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE PART IN THE BIBLE ABOUT THE MAN TAKEN CARE OF THE HOME NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. YOU HAVE NO HEART AND YOU COULD CARE A LESS. YOU JUST LIKE THE ATTENTION. IF YOU DIDN'T WANT TO BE A COP SINCE YOUR ON LCSD SO MUCH BEING BAD, THEN WHY YOU GOT A BLACK CROWN VIC AND CARRY A GUN??? BARNEY 5 WITH A GUN AND ONE BULLET...HAHA.....IM CURIOUS TO SEE IF THIS GETS POSTED...HMMMMMM

SIGNED,LINDSA 3/15/08
 


I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT THIS BLOND BOMB HAS DONE AGAIN,,, DOES SHE NOT CARE THAT EVERYONE IN THIS TOWN LOOKS DOWN ON HER AND WISHES SHE WOULD GET SOME MENTAL HELP FOR HER HORRIBLE WAYS, STEALING FROM SO MANY PEOPLE AND HURTING THEIR FAMILIES. HOW COULD HER HIGH RANK HUSBAND AT THE LCSD NOT KNOW THERE WAS SO MUCH EXTRA MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS, YOU CAN'T TELL ME HE DID NOT KNOW?? HAS SHE USED HER MANY SKILLS TO BRAIN WASH A MAN WITH SUCH A HUGE HEART? AND I HAVE TO AGREE SHE MUST HAVE SOMETHING BIG ON THE LCSD FOR THEM NOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT HER. I HAVE HEARD SO MANY SICK THINGS GO ON AT THAT DEPT THAT IT MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH.

ALL OF THE HIGH RANKS I HAVE BEEN TOLD ARE CROOKS, COVERING FOR EACH OTHER. I THINK IT'S TIME TO CALL IN A FULL INVESTIGATION BY THE FBI ON THE LCSD.

ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO TIP MY HAT TO ARDEN AND SEVERAL OTHERS WHO ACTUALLY GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR COUNTY. MAYBE ARDEN SHOULD BE THE NEXT SHERIFF, HE SEEMS TO HAVE A HEART FOR OUR COUNTY, OR MAYBE DETECTIVE VITTATOE. AND I TOO FEEL SORRY FOR HER SON, WONDER IF HE KNOWS WHAT TYPE OF MOTHER HE HAS AND ALL THE LIES AND SECRETS SHE KEEPS FROM HIM. YOU WOULD THINK THIS WOULD RAISE A RED FLAG TO THE SCHOOL HE ATTENDS CONCERNING THIS CHILDS MOTHER.

I've BEEN TOLD SHE WILL GO TO GRAND JURY IN APRIL AND IF RUSS JOHNSON DOES NOT DO SOMETHING WITH HER THIS TIME, A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTY WILL KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM. IT WILL TELL ON ITSELF IF NOTHING IS DONE.

I GUESS ALL WE CAN DO IS PRAY FOR OUR COUNTY AND PRAY THAT JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED.
A LOT OF PRAYER IS NEEDED WHEN IT COMES TO THE LCSD, NOT ALL OF THEM,, BUT THE HIGH RANKS.
 
FROM PRAYING FOR JUSTICE TO BE DONE FOR ONCE IN THIS COUNTY 3/13/08

According to the Newsless Herald the Lenoir City Board Of Education will be meeting this Thursday night at 11:00 pm. I know several of the board members and I doubt they will be meeting that late in the night. Could this be yet another error on the part of our fine paper? I bet it is. What a surprise.

News Watcher 3/11/08


I hate to bring bad news, but 3 millions dollars for our schools is not a lot of money, when it comes to the type of repairs that are needed. Donít get wrong I am pleased to see it go to our schools.  If you think about it. Loudon County Schools could have at least 3 million square feet of floor space throughout the county, I donít know.  Letís assume this number is correct. The math is easy. That is $1.00 per square foot. A new home today cost between $85.00 and $150.00 per square / foot to build and renovation cost is close to $75.00 sq/ft. This means the schools need a minimum of $225 million dollars to make the types of fire code renovations and heating and cooling upgrades required, if this was spread evenly across the schools. When you start talking about sprinkler systems, fire alarms, chillers, egress requirements, roofing and 2008 code requirements. It gets expensive fast. Think about it. Your taxes will increase.

Just Wondering 3/6/08


I thought Doyle Arp was a republican. But every time I see his ugly mug in the paper, he is wanting higher taxes. I'm sure the commissioners thought they were just raising taxes on the bad guys when they voted for the higher litigation tax but a lot of people use the court system not just bad guys. A tax increase is a tax increase no matter how you spin it and it seems for Arp there is no end to his desire to tax us to death.

Bill 3/6/08


As most of you are so interested in the Loudon County Sheriff's Dept. good and bad apples I will be the first to say "that there are all kinds of bad ones." First and foremost your bad apples are the ones that suck up and kiss a lot of butt to the Sheriff & Aikens. These are the ones that you all talk about doing crimes and they always get swept under the rug, well they do and a lot more than you know! Even though they are the ones that hold rank and say they do a great job or think they do! Most importantly the Sheriff's office doesn't give rank to the ones that truly deserve it they give it to the ones that are the problems!!!!!
 
So if one of the good deputies make one minor mistake on duty they would be the FIRST to get put on the carpet and sent right out the door. The ones that need the praise at the Dept. are the ones that put on the uniform work their shift, do their job as the law says for it to be done, go home to their family, and keep their nose out of things. Unlike most at the dept. who wear the uniform & think that there crap don't stink and they are the stuff and everyone else is just dirt. All I can say is one day that will come back to them and there family.
 
Well for the ones that are always in the high water are the ones that Loudon County does not need to serve & protect us. Those are the ones that should be sent home. For Loudon County citizens you could only hope & pray that none of these people get elected the next go around and we vote in a whole new staff, because it is much needed for our safety and our children's!  Hope that this will help some of you understand just what really goes on for the SMALLEST part of it.
 
An outsider that knows the inside. 3/6/08

Concerning the money approved to cover the heat and air systems for the schools, Doyle Arp is quoted  as saying the citizens needed to "step up to the plate" to cover the loan. I would like to suggest that if Arp, family and friends had stayed out of the kitchen the pantry would not be empty. Do not spend us out of house and home and come back for more- you might go hungry.

Lulu in LC 3/6/08


5 minutes from the school ? She/he/it should have it in view unless you are from mars. The worst experience with traffic! Were you just hatched yesterday , yeah money is an issue. The price of gas ! you ever try walking that little one to school? Excellent , good time to get to know that little one you so happily brought into the world a few years ago and vowed they would have it better than you. That and the fact you want the gov't to care for you and all you can breed. Well bless your heart. Have you signed up for safety patrol . Oh, I forgot you work. Well I'll tell you what it takes to get something done in this town. Get off your ass quit having babies and make
something of yourself. I know you aren't as old as I am and I seriously doubt you will ever make it that far because you are a whinny little wimp. So don't be loading no more crap on the real people who have all had about all you we can stand.

Old School 3/6/08


This is my first year @ North Middle School. I have had the worst experience with the traffic!!  I live 5 minutes from the school and no matter what time I leave the house I end up sitting in the line for at least 20 minutes. You would think someone could figure out a way to solve this issue! But now that they have closed one of the entrances for safety reasons the lines have become even worse.  If money is an issue, then why canít they have a safety patrol??  Parents could volunteer for this, to make it better for all of the working parents trying to get to work on time. I am completely dissatisfied with this. I have heard from numerous parents that this is the number 1 complaint!   What does it take to get something done in this town???   This issue needs to be resolved.

A Very Unhappy Parent


It's getting hard to believe that any of the school board members have a clue. They have made a real mess of things. It's time for a big change.

June Bug 3/4/08


If I understand the story right, the head building inspector didn't even know his own regulations and even after reading the law he needed a lawyer to explain it to him? Hum...... Wonder how many other of his own regulations he doesn't know? It's a real head scratcher. Just how much did that cost?

A not surprised citizen 3/4/08

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