Burgess and Batey are my choice... but, these others I don't know never heard of any of them except Arnold..none of them have any experience to run the 5 largest county in the state, I don't care what party they are I am voting for who can do the job now...not learn. and this guy I have read about who is running for Sheriff, what gives he is just a demoted deputy that is mad at his boss, I have read and heard he did not investigate a weapon in school, among other things...I said a weapon in school, he's lucky he did not get fired. Now let me see 5 years detention, 2 years patrol, 2 years SRO and now another year in detention due to being demoted. a whole total of 11 years, no experience, no supervisor skills... come on... I say grow up and be thankful you have a job son.... good luck to all, You too Mr Arnold.. but, I have to vote for experience.
I firmly believe its time for the leader of our do nothing sheriff dept. to go. I guess it could get worse, but to me its worth the coin flip.
Anybody is going to be better than Jones and the good old boy network at RCSD. Truman Jones and his cronies have been there way too long and we need a fresh face. It seems already Jones is dishing out the dirt when he has plenty of his own. Lisa Crowell is the obvious choice for the retiring Lynch. TEB Batey is as honest as they come and has earned everyone's respect. Anyone who has run a business and suceeded in the private sector has an edge. Maybe some fresh faces are just what we need. Maybe a good house cleaning at the county commission is in order as well.
Here is what I am not understanding about the Republican Party in Rutherford County. Although it was not specifically stated in this article, the party has been campaigning on the failure of the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress. For an in-depth look at that, you should visit the DNJ here: http://tinyurl.com/ybhu6za. Laura Bohling made the comment that the Democrats weren't doing their "chores," and that the GOP needs to hold the Dems accountable.
And yet, the GOP seems steadfast in wanting to leave Burgess in his current position despite his inability to function as an effective mayor. In the fall, the mayor selected attorneys to handle the lawsuit over Bible Park, although the county law states that the County Commission holds the sole power to pay attorneys from public funds.
While he feels that the law was "out of date," the law is the law. How can we sit by and let Burgess continue to misappropriate funding and mishandle the delicate balance of the law? And how are the Republicans able to sand by him for another term?
If they are going to blame the Democratic Party for all of their shortcomings in years past, you would think that they would admit to their own mistakes. Burgess is this giant mistake. It is unbelievable that they have chosen him to fill their ballot, especially with an unopposed nomination.
As I drove past their headquarters on the square yesterday, I couldn't help but notice the giant poster of Ronald Reagan hanging in their front window. The irony of that poster is even more astounding than the nomination for Burgess. Do they even remember Reagan or his policies, or are they simply suffering from the same delusion he did in his final years?
Reagan stood for something, fiscal responsibility and fiscal conservatism. Now, our Republican Party is reduced to insane spending habits like this (http://tinyurl.com/yc68ubp) to save their own kind from legal destruction.
Gloria Steinem visited MTSU this week and discussed the current incarnation of the GOP. Steinem said that the Republican Party has been taken over by extremists and racist groups that fundamentally made up the Democratic Party in the past. Steinem is right when she called out to those who are still pretending that they are Republicans and asked them to reclaim their party for what it originally stood for.
Calling all "Republicans," where are you and what are you going to do for the flailing remnants of your party?
Truthandjustice1: Sir/Ma'am, you are misinformed about Deputy Arnold. I will not try to sway your vote, I respect your choice to vote for who you like, on whatever grounds you choose to. In regards to the incident which ultimately led to his demotion, if you go back and read the newspaper articles you'll read that 'Girl A' told 'Guidance Counselor' that she thought 'Boy A' might have a gun at school. So, 'Guidance Counselor' tells Deputy Arnold there might be a gun at school, but REFUSES to give the name of "Girl A" or that of "Boy A". Deputy Arnold could do no investigation because the 'Guidance Counselor' obstructed him from doing so. If anyone should have been punished it should have been 'Guidance Counselor'. Also, what experience did Sheriff Jones have before working at the Sheriff's Department that would have qualified him in your eyes to run for Sheriff?
thankyoufornotsmoking...sir it is you who is misinformed, I have read the reports.puffery is all I see from the likes of you my friend. I know the facts, they are public record, this person arnold, has been written up and suspended a number of times, and was in facts on the losing end of a lawsuit he brought against the county. Judge Corlewruled against him and he is sitting in the jail as a non-certified deputy..can't carry a weapon. I checked and he is not anything of federal anything.....he talked up his experience but, that will come out in the future.
Those that think the Sheriff does nothing, do you not knwo of the millions of dollars in money and drugs that are seized by the Sheriff's Office from the Interstate? What about the numerous problems and crises averted due to the SRO program? Sure, there are some family of high supervsors there. But that has not affected the quality of the services provided. Those who are angry at the Sheriff are buying into all the hype rather than going and searching out ALL of the facts, good and bad.
My several experiences with the sheriff's dept. is why I refer them as "do nothings". It has nothing to do with any hype, it has to do with my own experiences.