The Year in Review


Disclaimer: This post contains a few explicit words and is not intended for children. For those that are still reading this post, I am giving a review of the things that took place in the City of Lumberton throughout 2011.

News about the KeKe B Foundation, Dr. Carla Holder's Basketball Camp, Dianne Bennett Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, or the Friends of the Library Veteran's Day Program never gets reported. But whenever Lumberton's on News 7, the story's distorted. They always show Lumberton in the worst light and it usually stems from the events of Tuesday night.
Most of the stories may not be new to you, but here's the City of Lumberton's 2011 review.
Rachel Jefferson was arrested for wanting her child support. .handcuffed and charged with disturbing the peace wasn't a necessary retort. Peter's Construction used a lot of elbow grease and because of his sweat-equity the Main Street Grant saw its budget increase. Rebecca Hale's husband ended up in jail... I guess he's like Clinton, he didn't inhale. Andrew Beamon was replaced by Johnny Buckley . . . despite having a contract with the city. . Danny Davis left the city, and this time it's for good. . But they kept him on the payroll. . And he knew they would. . Because this city refuses to bring in someone they could train. . They continue to make decisions without using their brain.
Mayor Holder became ill and had to take a medical leave. . What happened next is still hard to believe! Bobby Gibson was so greedy for power that he led the city into its darkest hour. . Most of his decisions should have been rejected. . But that didn't stop him from allegedly signing the paperwork to have the mayor arrested. Chief Fortenberry was fired, and several other officers too . . . the Gibson takeover was spreading like the flu. . Cassandra wanted the decision of the board contested. . But Kent Crider said "Get your black ass off city property, or I'll have you arrested." Water bill issues are still out of whack. . So the board raised the water rates and told the citizens to take up the slack. . . Hobson became Lumberton's next chief. . And reports were looming of a city hall thief. . In case you didn't get the news or heard the word. . The City of Lumberton hired a non-certified Byrd. . He came in like he was honorable and seasoned. . But Timothy Ryan Byrd is worse that shit at least it stinks for a reason . . . If you thought he would leave, you better keep wishing. . Because the board of aldermen created him a new position . . . Jonathan Hosey resigned because he was suspected of talking. . After he resigned he was charged with stalking. . .Lindsey Carter is still getting paid despite being fired. . .They don't have enough votes to override the veto. . . because Carter defended Hale's husband pro-bono. . .The LVFD came under much scrunity this year, but many forget that the V is for volunteer. . .Municipal court is a sham and the board don't give a damn. .especially as long as tickets are getting fixed for their fam.
Ben Winston filled the city with formaldehyde trailers, while claiming the planning committee was filled with haters. . It is said that he and his partner made millions from the deal. . But the City of Lumberton didn't get one red cent. . It's enough to make even a sinner repent. . For some reason the whole deal seemed shitty and that's what led to the disbanding of the planning and zoning committee . . . The Lion's club used it organization to have private meetings to make their selections. . Choosing candidates for the next city election.... Around the time Mr. Snow was banned. . There were several spottings of Deaf Ann in a white van. . It could be wrong or maybe it's right. . But doesn’t Bobby Gibson own a van that happens to be white . . . I know Gibson and his family have anger against me and it seems to linger. .I guess that's why his daughter continues to give me the finger. . At one point, Crider wanted citizens making comments arrested . . . but ran with his tail between his legs when the citizens protested.
Just when you thought there was nothing left to see. . A bishop was arrested and it was something about a key. . I still don't know the story and so I won't tarry. . But I was suspicious of him because he was brought in by Larry . . . I don't know if the tool and die business is dead, but it seems that bishop is thinking with the wrong head. . . Another business is slated to open but it too has a scandal. . Especially after the $200,000 in damages by a group of vandals. . . Several other robberies occurred this year, but the motive of the perpetrators is still unclear . . . The City of Lumberton has more workers and less work is getting done. . But where's the accountability to the citizens. . You guessed it, there's none. . Ben Winston lost his re-election bid. . Could it be the result of the things he did? Many of his decisions were not very smart. . And he never said a word as his boys (Bobby, Tim and Kent) tore this city apart. . Cora Rogers lobbied to make Lumberton smoke-free. . But they're still smoking at city hall. . How could that be?
Timothy Johnson seems a little broke in the wrist. . But when Eugene Underwood called him on his b.s., he was visibly pissed . . . Mayor Holder didn't falter from Bobby Gibson's plan. . Head up, shoulder back. . The mayor has continued to stand. . They hoped you would fall and planned your demise. . But soar like an eagle and continue to rise. . Despite living in a city that seems destined to fail. . The public library and school system are doing quite well . . . Several residents with Lumberton Connections released CD's this year. . . Annie Bell Holder, Micah Schaffer, Keneisha Fairley and Artea Chilton. . . They relesed songs that are uplifting, inspiring and some that will leave you chillin'. . .So look them up on facebook and wish them well. . Because they all have CD's for sale. . .Despite all the politics and agendas that led to a riff. . .Tresa started a funny page called "You're Probably From Lumberton If". . .Other pages sprouted up with promises of making connections, but we soon learned it was for another complexion. . 2011 is coming to its final close. . What’s in store for Lumberton in 2012? Only God knows!

Comments

  1. Here's another rhyme for you. Bobby's daughter may be a little iffy, but I think she get most of her attitude from her manly Uncle, Vickie.

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  2. I love your Seussical style of the review, but what happened to your policy of leaving the aldermen's children out of your post?

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  3. BBBBBBBBBAHAHAHAH!!!THIS WAS OFF THE CHAIN-KML

    Daville

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  4. That was toooo funny and sooooo true. Would someone read this one to Bobby Gibson so he could give a response?

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  5. Any child 18 and older is an adult!

    Daville

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  6. I don't think his girl is 18, but if she's stepping into grown folks business and giving the bird to a grown man, then she needs to be blasted. If it's true, then I know for a fact that Bobby Gibson is reading the blog otherwise his daughter wouldn't be getting upset with Jonathan and that's a sign that he's being discussed at the Gibson household or at some other family members house because she seem to have made up her mind about what's going on. But people need to stop discussing other grown folks around their chirren and that goes for them church folks as well.

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  7. That fast little gal is doing whatever she want and no one can stop her including her daddy, so it's no surprise that she's giving the finger to an adult. Her daddy probably put her up to it.

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  8. That's what's wrong with MOST of them ignorant thangs (chirren) in Lumberton now...all in their ignorant parents business and conversations, monkey see, monkey do!

    Daville

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  9. I betcha Bobby Gibson is going to really try and have you banned from the library now.

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  10. Why would he want this blog shut down. . .he said that he don't read the blog, remember!

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  11. Guess what? I was told that Jerry Walters has informed all of his fireflighters to stay off the blog and not to comment. I guess their true class or lack of is showing. BTW. Nikki Crider is married now and may have changed her views on blacks but Sherry Broome is still the same. You know she's the reason the $4 hamburger store closed. Who wants to buy a $4 burger from a $2 whore? Apparently, no one.

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  12. M. Ladner,
    Get your story straight. I informed all firefighters not to be blogging about the legal woe's of Roy King because we were trying to make sure his daughters didn't find out til after Christmas. I encourage my firefighters to respond on the Lumberton Informer in hopes that everyones opinion will be known. People have a bad habit of explaining why i do things and they have no idead. They ared using their excuse of why i do things. It's funny how noone ever comes and talks to me about what they have said and heard. That's why this city is in such bad shape. Everybody has got to talk about everybody else or die trying. There is no respect for Mayor Holder, no matter how much good she tries to do. You can say what you want about me. You can say what you want about my family. You can say what you want about the Lumberton Fire Department. You will never sway me from my God given task to protect this city and it's citizens. I will never do it perfectly and i will always make mistakes, but atleast i give of my life freely to put forth the effort. Say whay you will about the Informer, it is here to stay. Well, so am I.

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  13. LMBO and just *______* died laughing at the $4 burger from a $2 whore comment

    DAVILLE

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  14. Jerry says that no one ever comes to him regarding things concerning the fire department. Well, right after Roy King left the LVDF, he was at the library say all sort of things about the fire department. So, I called Jerry and asked him about the things Roy King had said and he told me that he would call me back and when he called me back, he told me that Roy King said that he didn't make those comments. When I quoted Roy, I was very specific about what was said and the person that was there when I called Jerry was shocked when I told her that he didn't believe what I told him I just heard. For that reason, I no longer call Jerry Walters to get his version because he's not willing to listen unless it comes from one of his bretheren.

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  15. Jonathan,
    You no longer call me because you don't want to hear the truth. You are more than content to believe what you hear about me. I told you that Roy King said that he didn't make those statements. I didn't tell you that i believed him. You have never lied to me. That's one thing i can say about you. His true colors have come out and all his lies have been exposed. It's so easy to throw me in the same catagory with the rest of all the "White Folks" that get talked about in this blog. It is evident that you are the only honest and fair person in this city. I've always been under the impression that you are a Christian man. But, Gods word says that "We shall know them by the fruit they bare." Well, Mr. Griffith, God's word says that we are to "Speak evil of NO man." Our job is to edify others so that it may minister grace to the hearers. The way i look at it, as long as i am being talked about, somebody else is being left alone. That's not a hard sacrifice to make. The closer I get to God, the more i will be talked about. I accept that. Don't expect me to trash talk you or anybody else that replies on the Lumberton Informer.I am above that. I don't have to sink to the depths of constantly degrading people to make myself feel good or to be popular. I enjoy the conversations that we have had in the past and hopefully the ones we have in the future. I wish you a Happy and prosperous New Year.

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  16. Jerry. . I loved the sarcasm of your post. . i.e. "you are the only honest and fair person in this city. . " I know I'm not always fair, I know that I can be biased, but since I have the audicity to believe that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, I continue to say what I feel and those that don't agree. .well, they don't agree, but I'm not going to have a hateful person like Cindy tell me what I should and should not say and if you think I don't want to talk to you because you tell the truth, then that's your opinion and your entitled to it. The Bible does not prohibit Christians from speaking out against evil; but rather, not speaking evil. Psalm 94:16 commands us to stand up against tyranny and evil doers. Ephesians 5:11 commands us to refute all works of darkness. The Bible NEVER teaches for us to lay down as Christians and accept tyranny, blatant government crimes and theft. If we don't stand for what is right, then evil men will prevail and that's why Bobby Gibson and Timothy Johnson has prevailed because people don't want to speak out against their evil ways. Again, the Bible does not prohibit Christians from speaking out against evil; but rather, not speaking evil.

    The Bible teaches in Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Yet sometimes our battle is also physical. Our founding fathers came to the place where they had no other choice, become total slaves or revolt. It was U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, who truly said . . . "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." And I too wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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  17. Mr, Informer,
    Thank you for your kind reply. I agree that everyone has their own opinion. That is what makes us different. I agree with you that Christians should expose and fight against evil. Believe me, i am on your side in that fight. As a matter of fact, i got some looks at the board meeting when the Mayor declared the override of her veto's illegal and i stated that she was right. State law says that she has 10 days from the adoption of the minutes to submit a letter in writting giving an explanation of her veto. I like getting to know the law. Sometimes we all just need to learn to agree to disagree but there are times we need to band together.

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  18. Mr. Walters. . and that's what I'm trying to get across in this blog. . for people to see that the Mayor knows the law and is giving it to the aldermen and they just blatantly disregard the laws that they swore to uphold. . the veto was illegal and I thought it was intersting that the city clerk nor the city attorney responded to the fact that the override was illegal. . they have 10 days from the time she give her letter of veto and then they could override the veto. . I have no problem with them overridding the veto. . the problem lies in the fact that they want to have microwave views of the law and not willing to wait until the appropriate time to vote. . we may not see eye to eye on all things, but I'm glad that you, unlike many in this town, have the ability to agree to disagree and the ability to do so with integrity. .

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  19. Mr.Informer,
    Thank you for your reply. I have received alot of harsh criticism on this blog because people really don't understand me or my motives. Sometimes the things i say come out the wrong way and people are so ready to be on the attack. When i was appointed Chief on 4/09, i told Mayor Holder and the board that i wouldn't allow anything to happen that wasn't legal. I have kept my word. I have forund out that reading the MS Code of 1972 is very helpful. It also opens your eyes up to things that have been going on here for a long time. I know that i am not a very popular person. But if turning a blind eye or a deaf ear to what is being done in this city is what it takes to be popular, i will remain unpopular. The needs of the many outweigh the wants or needs of the few, or the one. I am here for Lumberton. Black, White, Rich, Poor, Healthy or Disabled. I am led by the belief that God is no respecter of persons. I intend on doing my job to the best of my ability & training, no matter what anybody says and if that makes me unpopular, so be it.

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