Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Next Great Hospital...

Take off those blinders!

All that has been said it absolutely true! He was ran out of Hattiesburg, for misappropriations of funds. The Doctors were not getting paid! He was out of work for nearly two years before Greenville Board of DRMC hired him. I personally saw his resume online and when trying to make people aware, it was mysteriously removed.

The DRMC Board did not connect the dots to the time line of when he left and how long he had been out of work or apparently care to investigate why!

The man is insane. I personally had a conference with him in 2005 in complaints of patient care for my loved one. During this conversation, he told me all about his dreams of a third hospital. I looked at him like he had three heads. DRMC had only months before purchased KD and had all; but vacated it with bare minimum staff left behind. When I asked him why he wanted this and what his intentions were to do with DRMC building, if it were to happen, his response was to "rent" it out!! He has two vacant hospitals and built a third and he thinks that someone, some business, would want to rent one or either of them??? For what??? He said the new hospital was needed because the old one did not meet code!!!!!

I responded, "First, we, Greenville, can not afford a new hospital bill on our taxes, if the old one doesn't meet code, then why all the remodels, year after year, for as far back as I can remember. If it doesn't meet code that is the your fault and the Board's faults for wasting money all these many, many years!!!"

Then I explained that if his goal was accomplished, as was happening to the KD area as we spoke, businesses would close, the abandoned hospital would be an albatross and those who now live around the hospital for the convenience and "free" medical care would have to move to south Greenville. Those moves would close more businesses in the neighborhood, the Health Dept. would move and all of the clinics would either shut down or move.

He did not care about any of that, just his mission to build this hospital in south Greenville. Already money has been spent in anticipation of this move and now he is leaving town????

What happened? No kickbacks coming through?? Funny business with the funding?? There must be a BIG reason for this action, cause he has been working on this for all these years. Makes no sense for him to walk away now.....unless....hmmmmm...very interesting! Time will tell what the real reason is. Either way, as a citizen and potential patient, glad to see him go. I just hope his pockets are not lined with our dollars as he goes!

9:28 PM

Anonymous said...

Ok, board of supervisors...now it's time to start cutting the extra top heavy management team Ray has compiled during his reign. I say take the senior leadership team and get rid of all of them except for Mr. Phillips. Does Meridian need a new human resource director? We all hope!!! Wonder what Allyson Williams is thinking about Ray's exit? And for the writer who thinks Ray has done an "extraordinary job", you must be on his 6 figure payroll ledger.

Get a grip and join the rest of us who actually work and care for patients all day. This is a good day, lots of smiles at DRMC after the news was out!

Well, it looks like the votes are in... and there won't be a big "going-away" party for Ray-Ray. Personally, I view this as a very positive change for Greenville and DRMC. As I previously predicted back in 2005, Ray's empire has finally crumbled... and yes, an immediate outside audit is what the public should demand! As one contributor stated... "Nobody leaves a good job."

According to Ray, he is going to Meridian to be near his mother who is in a nursing home. Commendable if it is true, but Greenville also has nursing homes. It seems a rather drastic move for such a dedicated servant of the people.

As for the anonymity of Scoop writers, I can assure you it is very much intact, as is the first Amendment of the Constitution. Years ago, I received letters from Ray and DRMC attorneys threatening to sue the Delta Scoop for derogatory comments being made about Ray.

The problem then, as it is today, is that not even Ray could find out who hosted this blog... nor the identities of those who contributed. Sure, he threatened all DRMC employees with termination if they read, discussed, contributed or even mentioned the "Delta Scoop" at work. This was the action of a paranoid dictator whose world was being gradually destroyed... by the truth!

In fairness to all readers, I offer the following post:

Regardless of what you think; Ray Humphreys is a fine man. While his "vision" may not be justified by some or many on here, 11:34 is correct in saying that the grass is not always greener. I do not know him personally, but have met him; unlike 9:28 said I had a very productive meeting with Ray about a family member complaint. He was very sincere regarding our issue and made sure that it was attended to. He didn't mention anything about the new hospital or what he was planning. He just simply took care of our complaint and I've never had better service. To each his own, but I for one just hope that the next guy or gal is as attentive as he was with me. I wish him the best.

No, you obviously do no know Ray personally, but we will all miss Ray when he is gone. He alone generated the greatest readership and response that the Delta Scoop has ever experienced! Other than Heather, who is running a close second, Ray still takes the "Gold"... (pun intended!) Time will tell...

Forthright

185 comments:

Anonymous said...

All I just wish is the best for the Delta, and we should start thinking outside the box to get things better

Anonymous said...

The mudslinging on here is ridiculous. Many on here jump on bandwagon after bandwagon. Forthright, do you have a personal vendetta against Ray Humphreys or is he simply the flavor of the month? Whatever will you do with this blog now that Ray is gone...switch back to Heather?

Anonymous said...

7:31 don't shoot the messenger.

Forthright is only posting public opinions, both positive and negative. If you want him to censor the negative responses, then maybe this blog site isn't for you.

Anonymous said...

Here's something we all can think about....CBS DIDN'T STOP HIM- THIS IS GREAT
-
Good for him!!!

Surprised CBS let him get away with this, even though he's
right!




Andy
Rooney said on '60 Minutes' a few weeks back:


'I don't think being a minority
makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The
only things I can think of that are truly
discriminatory are things like the United Negro
College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment
Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have
things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud
Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss
White America ; and see what happens...Jesse Jackson
will be knocking down your door.


I believe they are called the
Boy Scouts for a reason, which is why there are no
girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE
YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE ?

I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is
not a phobia, it is an
opinion.


I have the right 'NOT' to be
tolerant of others because they are different,
weird, or tick me off.

When 70%
of the people who get arrested are black, in cities
where 70% of the population is black, that is not
racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability.


I believe that if you are
selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a
newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in
English! As a matter of fact, if you want to
be an American citizen, you should have to speak
English!

My father and
grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the
countries you were born in to come over and
disrespect ours.

I think the
police should have every right to shoot you if you
threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you
can't understand the word 'freeze' or 'stop' in
English, see the above lines..

I don't think just because you were not born in this
country, you are qualified for any special loan
programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax
breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop,
trinket store, or any other business.


We did not go to the aid of
certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars
to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they
could come over here and tell us our constitution is
a living document and open to their
interpretations.

I don't hate
the rich; I don't pity the poor.

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and
television. That doesn't stop you from watching
them.

I think Bill Gates has
every right to keep every penny he made and continue
to make more. If it ticks you off, go and
invent the next operating system that's better, and
put your name on the building.


It doesn't take a whole village
to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to
stand up to the kid
and say 'NO!' when necessary.

I think tattoos and piercings are fine if you want
them, but please don't pretend they are a political
statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip
ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly
infected mouth as you serve me French fries!

I am sick of 'Political
Correctness.' I know a lot of black people, and not
a single one of them was born in Africa ,
so how can they be 'African-Americans'?
Besides, Africa
is a continent. I don't go around saying I am a
European-American because my great, great, great,
great, great, great grandfather was
from
Europe .
I am proud to be from America
and nowhere else.

And if you
don't like my point of view, tough...


I
PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE
TO THE FLAG,
OF THE UNITED
STATES
OF AMERICA
, AND TO THE REPUBLIC,
FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE
NATION
UNDER
GOD,
INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY
AND JUSTICE
FOR ALL!
This was stated by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes a couple of weeks back.

Anonymous said...

11:47,
I think we were talking about Ray Humphreys and DRMC. However, if you agree with ALL of the above, I think you should be what people call an "ugly american". By the way, I suggest not to keep consuming milkshakes and cigarettes while watching pro wrestling or you will end up being a patient at DRMC.

Anonymous said...

I personally love what 11:47 PM posted...and "NO"...I am NOT ugly, but I AM an American, born and raised in the USA.

My diet and T.V. viewing do not equate to being a patient at DRMC.

Commenter 11:47PM was explaining, that "yes", we do have the freedom of speech and....Ray Ray and DRMC, nor anyone else can take it away.

Again, I applaud 11:47PM and Andy Rooney and CBS!

Anonymous said...

People are so gullible. Andy Rooney did not make those comments. You did not hear him make these comments "a few weeks back." Please go to www.snopes.com and read what Andy Rooney himself said about this racist diatribe that was falsely attributed to him. And it was several YEARS ago. Why do some sick people insist on hiding behind someone else's identity and good name to promote a racist and hateful agenda? I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of who said what, one does not have to agree with all Andy Rooney states (his aired statements that everyone has heard him say) but his statements do represent Freedom of Speech, which is a constitutional right of all Americans, not just a select few. According to previous comments on this site, threats of termination have been issued to the DRMC employees if access or discussion of Delta Scoop occurs at work. That is within DRMC's right as an employer, but there also seems to be an implied threat to employees who access or discuss this blog site outside of work. If this is the type of environment and intimidation the employees of DRMC have to tolerate, I can see why they get so annoyed with the administration.

Anonymous said...

10:35 AM

Racist and hateful agenda?

I don't think so!

Sometimes, the truth hurts!


P.S.
This comment and all of the previous ones (including yours!) is written in the English Language. Why? Because it's the language of the United States of America. The Constitution was also written in the English language. Hey, and the "founding fathers" were not racists, not hateful.

Anonymous said...

10:35 AM

Racist and hateful agenda?

I don't think so!

Sometimes, the truth hurts!


P.S.
This comment and all of the previous ones (including yours!) is written in the English Language. Why? Because it's the language of the United States of America. The Constitution was also written in the English language. Hey, and the "founding fathers" were not racists, not hateful.

Anonymous said...

And "the word on the street" is that....ALL Greenville Public Schools employees...must also "keep their mouths shut".

Another example of intimidation and
"forcing" everyone to "cover up" lies, corruption and underhandedness.

If a company or business is honest, respectful and shows intigrity, then, they should not "fear" what the employees say.

Anonymous said...

Hey, if the company or business is honest, respectful and shows integrity then there wouldn't be any negative remarks or only a minimum. You have to remember those few employees that are never happy regardless of the circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Genial brief and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you as your information.

Anonymous said...

Your welcome. Just out of curiosity, what is your college assignment?

Anonymous said...

11:53, what college are you attending? The Valley maybe? You need to go back to spelling class in elementary school.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor does the same thing as Ray Ray and the school administration.....do not read or talk about the scoop or you will be in big trouble.

Maybe Greenville is heading toward German Gestapo (secret state police during the Nazi regime) tactics. Maybe that's what our German "sister city" is teaching us. LOL

Anonymous said...

Thanks 11:53! Now I won't find out what the college assignment was!

12:28

Anonymous said...

12:29 PM

AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed that they are issuing Washington county tags with the first 3 letters being "WTF" ?
GO FIGURE!!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed that they are issuing Washington county tags with the first 3 letters being "WTF" ?
GO FIGURE!!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

so sorry for the double posting...I only pushed it once?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I did notice the WTF

I thought the same thing

Anonymous said...

when ray leaves, who will take over until the new man is hired?

Anonymous said...

Well, Mazie Whalen, of course!! She is Ray's biggest "yessir" sr. leader. I'm sure she wont truly function as CEO, probably just in title only. She is looking towards her retirement (by her own admission). And for the post who says hem et Ray personally and he handled a complaint..well, big friggin deal! That was supposed to be his job, however, there are many many other families who will tell you he failed them. Obviously the post(er) doesn't know Ray for what he is...a hypocrit. Now, I'm in agreement with the former writer, we have gotten rid of Ray, let's move on to the mayor with her ridiculous team of bodyguards. I can bet you a bundle that 90% of DRMC is relieved to have Ray removed from their lives!

Anonymous said...

Ray's vision is nothing more than a delusion of grandeur. Wake up folks, our city can't support a hospital with all of the specialized services. Those were Ray's vision. Look at the NICU, the heart center -- barely a handful of cases each month. Such a waste of money. DRMC needs to focus on providing excellent BASIC care - not fulfilling some maniac's delusions. My prediction, Delta Physicians Practice will crumble next. If the public knew how overpaid the docs were compared to other areas of the country, they would throw a fit. No one else that comes in will be stupid enough to continue this irresponsible practice. There will be some scrambling doctors trying to set up their own clinics again. DPP has been a huge loss since its inception. Let the wild rumpus start!! Bout time!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, the investment in land and utilities for the hospital that we do not need is totally wasted and could have been used more wisely in the DRMC itself...stupid! SELL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BAD NEWS!!!! The Diva Mayor intends to run again!!!! I guess Daddy could not guarantee her a state job????

Please, someone with sense, qualifications and ethics run for this job! You will be a shoe in, even the blacks are fed up with the DIVA!

Anonymous said...

I think I know why the WTF is on the plates, Heather is running for Mayor again, WTF!!!!

Anonymous said...

WTF?
What the f...?

Anonymous said...

I would bet there are a lot of nervous docs in DPP tonight... wondering how long they will hold on to their 7-figure salaries once Ray is gone.

Not long would be my guess. DPP also needs to be audited. I think the citizens of Greenville would find the results very interesting.

Ray should be booted out of town on April 1st (Fool's Day) in rememberance of the same day in 2005 on which he seized and detroyed the only true hospital that Greenville has ever had (KD).

But April 15th (tax day) is probably even a more appropriate day for Ray's departure. As you pay your hard earned tax dollars that day, we should all remember Ray... as the man who wasted millions of our tax dollars to build a monument to himself... in what continues to be his "empty field of dreams".

Ray, Greenville will never forget you... nor, should we!

Anonymous said...

Nobody leaves a well paid job esp Docs..no doctor gets paid except on what they charge for, and even much less..doctors don't get a salary...its a fee for service

Anonymous said...

8:22 you are very misinformed. Your statement applies to those physicians who are not employees of DRMC.

Anonymous said...

The individual is correct on the physicians at DRMC - Physicians are typically reimbursed on a fee schedule however the majority of all physicians in our area are on contract with DRMC as an "employee" which they receive a salary just as other employees. The point the other individual was making is that the physicians of DPP should be nervous since most of them are an employee and many of which are being paid 1M+ for their services. That is why the DPP has been such a loss program for the hospital. Physicians being paid high salaries if they see 10 patients a day or 100 - they get the same salary. They should be worried about their contracts if any type of CEO is hired that understands appropriate physician contracting. They may actually have to get out and really see patients and take care of everyone in the community who are in true need of medical care.

As far as the management team, many of them were the previous COO's appointment who did not know anything about running a hospital to begin with - she and the ones she appointed are making 6 figures in their salaries which I am sure will also be looked at - assuming the new CEO has the knowledge base to run a healthcare institution. Let's hope the Board of Supervisors and their appointees use better judgement this time in their selection of a leadership team - hopefully someone with the needed healthcare administrative experience and knowledge of the Delta to make good and sound decisions for our community hospital. One that cares for the staff who are the actual patient care givers of the patients. Will care about patient care and their families, and be a part of the hospital - someone we actually see! We were part of the KDH group and we wish we had that type of environment back. We took it for granted when we had it. Where is that leadership team?

Anonymous said...

Also 12:11, the DRMC physicians do not have the overhead clinic expenses to pay out of their own pockets such as staff salaries, utilities, supplies, equipment, etc. DRMC pays for this too. Pretty good deal for a physician. Many are probably making much more than they did when in private practice.

Anonymous said...

And more than likely, the employer, DRMC paid each physician's annual fee for mal-practice insurance!

Please warn Hattiesburg said...

Is there a blog in Hattiesburg that we can use to warn those poor folks about what is about to happen to their Hospital?

Anonymous said...

I think Hattiesburg could use another Mayor? How about it Heather, ever think of living in Hattiesburg?

Anonymous said...

Physicians employed by DRMC are "public" employees and, as such, are given immunity from malpractice lawsuits by the Mississippi Tort Claims Act. Accordingly, they don't have to carry malpractice insurance for their practice at DRMC. If they moonlight elsewhere at a non-public facility, they do have to have coverage for that.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone eaten at the Fat Baby's in Greenville? We tried to go but it looked like a long line. I guess we will try this weekend.

Anonymous said...

I ate there this weekend. I was hoping it would be a full blow nice restaurant but it is a fast food joint. I think the fish is good, Good prices, They have a 5 dollar basket with only one side order.
The basket need to offer fries or hush puppies and then one side order. OR offer two side with the basket.

I will go back!! I think it will do good!!

Anonymous said...

Casino money: When the casinos came into town, it was reported that Greenville would get SO MUCH money. Has it? If so, where has that money been spent? I’d like a published report. Why couldn’t that money be used to repair the swimming pool? Greenville probably has some Olympic swimmers who can’t afford a YMCA membership.

Greenville potholes: Since there are so many potholes in our streets, and obviously, the board members can’t seem to find them, I propose we start a new column entitled “POTHOLE ALERT.” Then, when we are out driving around and fall in one, we can simply send a fax to the Pothole Alert column. First two on the list: Two potholes right outside Shipley’s Donuts on Reed Road. Pothole in Genie Fairway, right as you get off Reed Road.


from DDT

Anonymous said...

3:28 PM

Then, WHY does Greenville Public
School district PAY the annual mal-practice premium for the school nurses? Hmmmmmmmm.

Public employees? YES

Anonymous said...

6:34,
How else do you think you will bring a decent physician to the Delta? Look around, this place sucks.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Greenville is a s!@*hole. Why would anyone want to come here. Their salaries would have to be above the average. A city tour sure wouldn't win them over...

Hot Pepper said...

First....can we please forget about the stupid pool!? The last thing we need to spend money on is a swimming hole given the many and more urgent needs of the city. Yes...I'm talking to you Jennifer :)

Second...I filled out my census form. Under race, I checked OTHER and wrote AMERICAN. I encourage others to do the same. What else could you be after at least one generation here??!?

Anonymous said...

You are right, we have urgent needs and long term needs.

We need better streets, better schools, a better governing council who can control the mayor instead of the other way around. We need jobs and industries, we need honest people trying to help our city. We need good candidate choices!

As for the pool, it is a need too. Having an active and inviting city pool will attract the kids (and families) back to the water with summer time fun and off the streets, looking for worse things to do!

Go Jennifer! At least you are trying to do positive things, unlike most, who just pipe off, quick to criticize, with no actions or directions of their own to improve our community.

Hot Pepper said...

Let's use a little logic here, although it is a nice "sentiment" about keeping the kids off the street: The problem is kids on the street at NIGHT, and the pool would be closed, so that problem would still exist.

Again--we agree that we have long term issues as well--but a pool isn't even close to my list and many others, which is exactly why it isn't being done. The problem is that the vast majority is afraid to be completely honest with the small minority who want the pool.

If you want a pool, then just hang out near the water leaks all around this city!

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Anonymous said...

You sound like a "true friend" (*sarc*) to the underpriviledged kids of the community, who have no access to the pool or safe water areas for fun or swim lessons, to possibly save their lives one day. How much is that worth? How many street repairs? How many water leak repairs? How many DIVA bodyguards? How many DIVA International trips of the Mayor's??

I would say priceless, but what do I know? Why should these children miss an opportunity to enjoy the water, great exercise and learn to swim??

Anonymous said...

If the streets are not repaired, they can soon swim in potholes. Maybe we should have a contest to see who can find the largest, or the most potholes in the next three days.

Anonymous said...

I drove through Leland yesterday, it would be a close race to say who or which city has the worst streets!

Anonymous said...

Cut THE mayor's personal body guards from the city's budget and then we (the city of Greenville)would have the funds for repairing the streets with potholes. Simple.

Cut THE mayor's international travel from the city's budget and then we (the city of Greenville) would have the funds for repairing the streets with potholes. Simple.

Anonymous said...

Amen to the 8:46 comment. This is absurd and our city should not stand for such a waste of money.

Anonymous said...

I just heard that Beverly Ford quit the DDT!!! Who is going to tell the truth now?????

Anonymous said...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/19/impeach-the-president/

Anonymous said...

Check out Willie Griffin's Letter To The Editor in the DDT (3-19-10)

Go Get 'em Willie!

Anonymous said...

DDT-Letters -Willie Griffin

Open government

Friday, March 19, 2010 11:35 AM CDT

I have practiced local government law almost 30 years. During that time, I have represented board of supervisors, cities, towns and school districts. Yet, I’m amazed how local governments, such as the City of Greenville; continue to abuse the use of executive sessions by closing doors and putting the public out of meetings. In my opinion, the widespread use of executive sessions violates the Open Meetings Act.

The strength of any democracy is its people and their right to participate in the government. The Miss. Supreme Court said this about the Open Meetings Act: “The philosophy of the Open Meetings Act is that all deliberations, decisions and business of all governmental boards and commissions, unless specifically excluded by statute, shall be open to the public.” See, Hinds County Board of Supervisors, et all v. Common Cause of Miss. et al, 551 So. 2d 107.110 (Miss. 1989). In that case the Miss. Supreme Court strongly encouraged governmental entities to proceed cautiously when considering an executive session.

In fact, the Court said that you ought to hold your meetings in public because: “The purpose of Miss. Code Ann. 25-41-7 [executive session] is to discourage private meetings of public bodies, and closed session discussions and consideration of public business.” See Hinds County Board of Supervisors, et al. v. Common Cause of Miss., et al., 551 So. at 112. The philosophy of the Open Meeting Act has not changed over the past 20 years yet the City of Greenville seems to have forgotten that public business and deliberations should be discussed in public. As a result, the mayor and city council routinely vote to go into executive sessions to discuss matters that clearly should be discussed in open sessions in the presence of the public.

Anonymous said...

continued:


In the March 9 and March 12, 2010, editions of the Delta Democrat Times, we learned that the City of Greenville had gone into executive session for the limited purpose of reconsidering a contract with Steve Pruitt, a lobbyist with the Watts Group, an Oklahoma business. The motion was made by Councilperson Hollowell and seconded by Councilperson Watkins.

In examining the minutes, there is no indication that any reason other than contract reconsideration was the stated reason. According to the DDT, Ms. Hollowell stated that she wanted to go into executive session because “there was more information available.” What new information was available that was not known in February? Was Ms. Hollowell referring to grants the City had received or applied for? If so, these are matters of public record and do not and cannot form the basis for an executive session. In fact, they represent the strongest arguments not to go into executive session. From a public perspective, if the decision to rehire Mr. Pruitt as a lobbyist had been discussed in an open meeting perhaps we as citizens would know why the City of Greenville has sent $150,000 to the Watts Group in Oklahoma to lobby over the past five years and is being asked to send another $30,000 there for this fiscal year.

Miss. Code Ann. 25-41-7(4) provides eight reasons the Council may use to go into executive session: a motion to reconsider a contract is not one of the stated reasons. The bottom line is this: The Greenville City Council should not go into executive session just to approve a contract. I can understand if the Council should not go into executive session to negotiate a contract with Mr. Pruitt or discuss his professional competence but these were not given as reasons. There certainly were no negotiations with Mr. Pruitt because he had not been approved as a lobbyist when they met on March 8, 2010.

The truth is that the purpose of the March 8, 2010, executive session and many of the executives sessions is to enable individual Council members to vote on unpopular issues and hide their hands. That means they are not subjected to public scrutiny or criticism. This was never the spirit and intent of the Open Meetings Act or the executive session exception to the Act. The result was that Mr. Pruitt got his contract and more money is leaving Greenville and the State of Mississippi for Oklahoma.

I find it rather interesting that one Council member abstained from voting. It would seem to me that each Council member should vote “aye” or “nay” unless a genuine conflict of interest or other legitimate and arguable reason exists to not vote on an issue. That’s what your constituents put you there for. Hence, if you have a conflict or other reason not to vote “aye” or “nay” tell the public why you cannot vote for or against a motion. Don’t just say “I abstain”. If you intend to abstain, just stay at home or leave the room while the issue is being discussed and deliberated.

Finally, I urge each Council member to read Miss. Code Ann 25-41-1, et seq. and learn about the Open Meetings Act and when you can go into executive session and stop creating bogus reasons to conceal your votes, comments and discussions from the public.

Willie Griffin, Greenville

Anonymous said...

Mr. Willie Griffin is an attorney
in Greenville, MS.

THE mayor is also an attorney in Greenville, MS.

Why does he know about the Open Meetings Act and THE mayor of Greenville does not?

Hmmmmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Looks like TWO can play THAT game!

1. THE mayor has body guards to protect her.

AND....

2. THE council members go into 'executive session" to
protect them when casting a vote.

What's the difference?

Anonymous said...

The difference is half a million dollars!!! I can't believe elected official think the "average American citizen" cannot see what they are doing. We are not stupid!

Anonymous said...

Start at the top and work your way down.

Get rid of the "half a million dollars" worth of personal body guards from the 'elected official',
THE mayor, and.....everything and everyone else....will "fall into place".

Anonymous said...

She's running for re-election. "Boot Heather".

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Anonymous said...

Why don't we ask Vic McTeer his opinion about the "open meeings act"... I am sure he would be fair and honest and is a very good attorney.

Anonymous said...

1:51 PM

Running for re-election?

What happened to her plans to run for Governor or Lt. Governor?

DADDY couldn't pull (buy) that one off, huh?

Willie Griffin's been working for over thirty years....close to retirement age. Maybe he can run for Mayor.

I still think Benji Nelken would make a good mayor!

Anonymous said...

The Diva can run for Mayor and even if she wins, she can also run for state office without having to step down from being Mayor. If she wins, she has a state office, if she loses, she is still Mayor.

That is so wrong on so many levels!

WE have to find a new Mayor! With the new voting schedule matching the State schedule of elections to be in November, that will help a lot! Most folks won't bother to get up to go vote for a single local election, but they will for the State election.

I am confident that with this change, Greenville will finally get the "change" and the Diva will be no more!

If we stop her here, we stop her in the state election too. No one would vote for a loser!:>)

Anonymous said...

Kim would have been a good mayor, but we missed that chance,

Anonymous said...

Maybe Kim will run again.

Anonymous said...

we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!! we want kim!!

Anonymous said...

It will take a stronger force to over come the diva then kim!!

Anonymous said...

9:06 PM

Not really.

If what everyone says is true....that all of the people of Greenville are tired of the Diva, both white and
black....then, regardless of who runs against Heather, the citizens will vote for that particular person.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think the mayor was an attorny. I think she just works for a law firm but not as a practicing lawyer. I may be wrong!!

Anonymous said...

Heather is an attorney. She graduated from Tulane School of Law. But I wouldn't hire her if she was the last attorney on earth.

Anonymous said...

Questions?:


Did Heather actually pass the Bar Exam?

When?

And does an attorney have to be
"active"...or legally representing
clients to keep their license entact and up to date?

Anonymous said...

What's the word on last night's
meeting between Greenville Pulbic Schools and the community?

Supposedly, it was to discuss current and future budget cuts.

But, it was more than likely a "cover up" meeting! They (Greenville Public Schools) are getting ready to 'cut'
employees...and the majority of them will be white...and they are trying to justify their actions.

They are notorious for 'cutting' the white employees and keeping the blacks. I've seen it happen many, many times over the years.

Once, they even 'cut' a white female employee with 16 or 17 years of experience (after shipping her off to another school!)and kept others with less seniority.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a NEW superintendent, but the same OLD way of doing things.

Must be the same OLD duputy superintendent that's 'behind the scenes'.

Hire a duputy superintendent without a doctorate degree, and they'll save a bundle.

Don't need TWO doctors in the same house!

Anonymous said...

Both 9:28 AM & 9:36 AM---I agree!

As it was stated earilier in this comment section..."Start at the top and work your way down"!

Cut, THE doctor...Leeson Taylor, deputy superintendent and his wife from the Greenville Public School's budget.

Also, as mentioned earlier, the school system really does not need TWO doctors 'running the show' and none of the elementary schools really need a counselor, which is what Leeson's wife is.

And basically, the elementary schools, nor the middle schools, nor the high schools need a social worker. They need teachers, period.

The Human Resources office does not need TWO secretaries.

P...L...E...A...S...E!

It really is NOT necessary to have a principal of an elementary school with a doctorate degree, either. Cut him from the budget!

And last but not least, the Federal Programs director, HAD both a good bookkeeper and administrative assistant with many years of experience. Maybe, they 'knew' of the devious ways of administration and were eliminated from the picture.

A direct quote from Dr. Franklin, Supintendent of Greenville Public Schools:

"WE CAN...WE WILL...WE MUST...MAKE IT HAPPEN!"

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the white employees of GPSD being laid off....they're all leaving or retiring in May. Had enough.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that there are but 3 white administrators in the entire system. All are elementary principals and from what I hear, the powers that be, are trying to run them off.

Anonymous said...

OK let me get this right!!!!

Obamacare??


If you dont have Insurance and can afford it you must get it by law, if you dont you will be penalized on your income taxes.

If you can afford it you get it free???

Is this correct?

Isn't this screwed up? welfare didnt work, medicad didnt work, food stamps dont work,

My big question is who is going to pay for the free health care?? The ones that are getting penalized? Me the tax payer, Thats who!!! I am so sick of the free loading blood suckers

Anonymous said...

8:21PM Yes, "the powers that be"
have steadily been trying to run off the white administsrators and all other white staff members for about the last 5 or 10 years. Or since the past two superintendents.

They got rid of good, honest workers and now the schools are failing.

What kind of power is that?

Anonymous said...

8:21 PM

Yes, there are three.

Stone

Wolfe

McNeece

Stone has seniority and has only been with the Greenville Public School District.

McNeece is a union representative with a newly acquired "supposedly" doctorate degree and has been employed with numerous school districts...keeps moving around!

Wolfe started out as an assistant principal with Greenville Public Schools and THEY have moved him to 2 or 3 different schools.

They move them around....to clean up "others" messes. And the "others" continue to work, also.

The "supposedly" moves within the district are a distraction to cover up what is really going on.

Anonymous said...

They (Greenville Public Schools)keep hiring inexperienced staff, with lower salaries so that the TOP administrators (and Union represtatives) get the HIGH salaries!

Anonymous said...

7:34..What are the administrators covering up?

Anonymous said...

8:42PM

That LAST superintendent,although he claimed to be a preacher...was straight from HELL!

He was the most arrogant, skinniest, bald-headed fool who thought that HE was God's gift to ALL women.

He thought that ALL of the women
wanted him.

He was a sorry-a$$ superintendent with a mean, evil
streak and got rid of anyone that he did not like and let me tell you...he didn't like many!

So, back to your original question.

THE administration "covered up" all of the shananigans and drama, but, boldly and unjustifiably got rid of good, honest employees.

And last, but not least, that LAST
superintendent was "thick as thieves" with the former Union representative....you know, the one who's daughter/teacher is serving time in the pen for killing another lady in Jackson. It was all in the news and on T.V.

Hughes?

Carla learned her wicked ways from her "Union" mother and her mother "did" the "dirty work" for the superintendent.

And "Union" mother had her another man on the side for years and years right at Solomon School where the two of them were coaches.(Brown)!

Anonymous said...

I was born t General Hospital and reared in Greenville. I returned to Greenville after receiving a B.S. at Ole Miss. I was employed by KDH in 1992 after the birth of my second child.
All be it a “reign of terror” under Beth McKnight, Assistant Administrator, I found friends who had the care and compassion from which my father treated his patients. We had a love for our patients and pride for our hospital.KDH was sold to our “cross-town rival” and I made an economic decision.
I am a single parent and Ray promised each of the Mangers, in his called meeting, we would be safe. DRMC hired analysts to recommend changes. Within two weeks Courtney Phillips, with a heavy heart, asked me to meet. He conveyed a 40% salary cut was the offer. I opposed and when contacted Ray Humphreys stated he had not approved this.
I stood firm and made the economic decision (now as a single mother) to move. I miss my hospital, I miss my home, and moreover, I miss my friends.

Ray…don’t let the door hit you in the arse on the way out.

mss

Anonymous said...

9:51 thanks for your response. You don't need to tell me a thing about the Union Mother of the murderer. I know ALL about her. You reap what you sow and now she is reaping. She was, and still is, a dirty dog who did a lot of women wrong. The coach was not her only outside man. Most of the former superintendents were known to her in the bibical sense as well. That's how she got her way and made decisions for the district during pillow talk.

Anonymous said...

9:55PM

True, Beth Mcknight was bad...and was for many manay years with her boyfriend, Don Fisher, the "pool hall" gambler that broke into KDH's
safe and stole the money to gamble with and then HE and BETH blamed it on the CEO many, many, years ago,in the late 80's.

But, Ray-Ray is just as bad or worse.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Franklin has bitten off more than he can chew. He was painted a pretty picture of GPS and of Greenville. Little did he know of the hornet's nest that he was about to enter. He will either give up and leave or get run off. The only thing that will keep him here is a $100,000 raise, but Lesson is standing in line to gobble up the position at any cost.

Anonymous said...

10:03PM AMEN!

And THEY better watch out for the
"other" UNION rep, even though it's a DIFFERENT union, ALL unions use the same tactics.

McNeece was only in the district for one semester before he "got rid" of a secretary and then got himself and THE superintendent a pay raise and then got transferred to another school.

McNeece stole the T-shirt money!

And before that he was at Riverside for only one year.

Kinda' makes you wonder WHY he had to leave Tupelo. Hmmmmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

10:11PM

Leeson has always wanted THE superintendent's job....just like his mentor....Sammy Felton.

Well, Sammy Felton NEVER did get the job and left Greenville. He got a superintendent's position in Alabama and took his 4th wife with him!

And Leeson will NEVER get the Superintendent's job. He does not meet the criteria---HE is not from out-of-town! They only hire "out-of-towners" for the Superintendent's position.

I guess Sammy Felton forgot to teach Leeson THAT! LOL!

Anonymous said...

10:03 PM THE Union Mother did not limit her "pillow talk" to just school administrators. She included
men from law enforcement agencies,
law firms and politicians. And her secretary or administrative assistant did her own "pillow talking", also.

Isn't that so, Marvin?

And Johnny?

And Buck, Al, Carl & Kenny?

Anonymous said...

11:01...And that ain't all. The men are limitless.

Anonymous said...

3:49 PM
And the pitiful thing is that she was AC/DC...even had "pillow talks" with THE mayor! LOL

A large population of the Greenville community needs to be tested for HIV/AIDS!

SHE was "pillow talking" with everyone from Greenville to Jackson, Greenville to Memphis,
Greenville to Starkville, and Greenville to Tupelo!

But, thankfully, all of the above mentioned communities also have Health Departments for HIV/AIDS testing!

A true road whore! (Or should i say "rode"!)

Anonymous said...

To MSS at 9:55pm

Many people were hurt on both sides (KDH & DRMC). Some very dedicated and long term employees and directors from both hospitals were screwed royally.

Anonymous said...

5:04 with all that messing around with the entire universe, how did she ever have time for murderous daughter and husband?

Anonymous said...

10:03 PM

She didn't.

Husband did HIS thing and SHE did her thing.

Murderous Daughter was spoiled rotten but, went "wild as a buck" when she left home.

And then she came back home, with a baby in tow for Mama and Daddy to raise.

And then, she left again---without the baby.

If she had taken full responsibility of her own baby--instead of dumping him on her parents--and taken the baby--her baby--with her to live and for her to "raise", then she would have been too busy to get involved with someone else's 'man' and would not have murdered another woman and her unborn baby!

It goes back to "how" she was raised.

Union Mother failed in THAT department because SHE was too busy getting into everyone at Greenville Public Schools' business-both at work and in their own personal lives. IT made her feel IMPORTANT. IT made her feel POWERFUL. Now, how does SHE feel.

And the scary thing is : How many children's lives did she touch? Did THEY look up to her? I hope and pray with ALL of my heart that their (the students) own mothers will realize WHAT the UNION MOTHER
WAS and WHAT she did and WHAT she didn't do and will explain to the students that SHE is not someone to admire, look up to, or to respect.

Anonymous said...

10:51.. I am with you all the way. You are right on target. Seems like you know her as well as I do! I've kept my mouth shut all these years and let God have his vengence on her. Now I am waiting and watching and seeing it all unfold. Praise the Lord. I am not to judge but I see it all being revealed.

Anonymous said...

11:00PM

And does yours first name begin with the letter "J"?

Anonymous said...

11:00 PM

You also need to start talking? And so does everyone else.

For years, everyone kept their mouths shut and turned their heads the other way.

Think of the students.

Think of the employees of Greenville Public Schools.

SHE's now gone, but did a lot of damage--some that will NEVER be repaired!

And it's not passing judgement on HER....it's called....doing the right thing. And doing the right thing is what God expects of ALL of his children.

Anonymous said...

11:19..No

Anonymous said...

11:29..She ruined my entire career. I pulled up my boot straps and kept on keeping on. I would just bloom wherever I was planted. I would not allow her to destroy my emotional well being. God took care of the situation and I am a better person and have grown from the experience. Now with the daughter in prison for life with no possibility of parole, a grandchild to raise and lots of money spent on Johnnie and courts, it's worth it to me to sit back and watch her fall apart.

Anonymous said...

how many schools are going to close in greenville? i heard 5.

Anonymous said...

to 8:35 am

The cream always rises to the top!

Anonymous said...

8:35 AM

Keep on blooming! And don't look back. And don't worry....SHE has NEVER destroyed anyone's emotional well being---except her own, her child's, her husband's and her grandchild's.

But, adults, like you, myself and others KNOW her for
what SHE is/was and can "spot" her kind of people (if there are others like her!)a mile away.

And you are right. ALL of her "so called" associates, friends, and "partners in crime" aren't going to help her "pay" Johnny, raise her grandchild, or visit the daughter in prison! That's HER sole (soul!)responsibility now.

Hope SHE gets kneepads, because SHE needs to try something different...getting on HER knees and praying for forgiveness!

Anonymous said...

And certainly THE teachers' union association did NOT contribute fund$ for providing legal counsel to a murderer!

Anonymous said...

11:33..no the union didn't pay out a dime, but the Mayor made a fool out of herself by sending a personal "character reference" letter to the courts on City stationery on behalf of the murderer. It made absolutely no difference in the court's decision to convict. In fact the whole City of Greenville was appalled at the actions of the Mayor for doing that. Guess she was remembering those "good times" with mama and wanted to help out. But, it backfired!

Anonymous said...

11:59 AM

THE mayor sent a personal "character reference" letter to the courts on City of Greenville stationery on behalf of the murderer?

My, oh my! Birds of the feather do flock together!

And the sad thing is....every month the Mississippi State Department of Education sends a retirement check to both the Union mother and her husband--even after ALL she did to other Mississippi State Department of Education employees all over the entire state!

They should have followed her, harassed her and recorded ALL of her conversations--both personal and business. Hell, they should have electronically "bugged" her private home--all in the sake of the law!

Anonymous said...

12:17..They both put in their 25 years to "earn" those retirement checks. Nothing the State can do about that. But wrecking havoc on everyone's lives is coming back to haunt them. May she burn in hell.

Anonymous said...

This is getting a bit too harsh for me. Where are you blogmaster???

Anonymous said...

How about topics important to the citizens of Greenville rather than attacking character? Like...Washington Avenue has be come a race track since the four-laning....parking is the pits....especially at the post office where the security guards take up parking on Main St and employees on Poplar. Potholes continue to grow more numerous and larger...Crime is rampant....people trying to break into homes while the residents are HOME!!! Why are police records not in the DDT??? Will the water department ever get it right? Does anyone at city hall care?

Anonymous said...

12:27 PM

Well, if THE Mississippi State Department of Education had been doing its job....and if the National Educators Association had been doing its job....then neither,
Union mother, nor her husband or her "gang" of friends should have EVER made the 25 year mark because 99% of what SHE did was illegal and unethical!

1:49 PM

Sorry, but SHE was the one that was harsh----not any of the commenters on this blogsite!

1:55 PM

The illegal, harrassing tactics that THE Greenville
Public School District employees have used is important to the citizens of Greenville because...THE Mayor is not only supporting their actions, but has been known to "aid" them.

Anonymous said...

5:02, I personally know of alot of embezzleing that the murderer's mama did while at Solomon when she ran concessions at basketball games. Maybe she should be sitting in jail right next to Carla.

Anonymous said...

8:41 PM

AMEN!


Once a thief--always a thief!

You don't suddently, after 15 or 20 years employment with the SAME company....start stealing!

It's an acquired habit that started in HER earlier years and goes hand-in-hand with habitual lying, sneaking around, and treating people badly.

Anonymous said...

8:41PM

I personally know of a lot of "targeting" that SHE (Union mother) and her "gang" of followers
did to numerous white Greenville Public School employees.

Under HER direct orders, the whiwte employees would be followed all over town (even in the Wal-Mart!), by her "chosen" gang members with their cell phones up to their ears, reporting in to Union mother.

She would also, have the "gang" members walk up to a white employee and start conversations about debatable issues--just to see what the response would be. It was all pre-arranged and pre-planned.

You and I both know that if the situation was reversed....a white
Union mother and her "gang" were following & harassing
black employees all over town, even whenever they were "off" of the clock....then Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton both would be visiting Greenville.

But, THE black administrators just turned their heads, looked the other way and kept their mouths shut...whenever someone complained and yes, some did complain.

Anonymous said...

What they teach in school....

I'm Just a Bill--School House Rock--revised :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEe1nWxGb5s&feature=player_embedded

Anonymous said...

8:41..It's payback time and she is suffering and all of her gang and union "friends" have fled. I think she is still at the Indian Reservation teaching and her hair is solid gray and she wears it braided down the back. She looks like an American Indian. I guess the grandson is with her. Also, about 20 years ago, I heard she was diagnosed with Lupus. That drains you of energy. It takes energy to plot and plan.

Anonymous said...

SHE has never looked like an American Indian. Even when SHE lived in Greenville, her hair was completely gary and often SHE wore it in a French braid down the back.

I far as I know, SHE never mentioned having Lupus.

Nothing drained HER energy to keep from HER continuous plotting and planning.

THE grandson has always been in HER household, since shortly after his birth in the summertime. SHE took a week or two of vacation time and went to Jackson when he was born.

Then Carla and he both moved back to Greenville to live with Union mother and Daddy.

After a couple of years, Carla left for Jackson again, without the son.

The son/grandson stayed in Greenville and lived with THE grandparents and has been with them ever since.

SHE does not work at the Indian Reservation School.

Anonymous said...

4:46..so she is still in Greenville living with her husband and grandson? When did she leave the Indian school? Lupus in 1994.

Anonymous said...

5:08 PM

NO. She does NOT live in Greenville. SHE and husband and grandson moved closer to the Jackson area.

While Carla was awaiting trial, they (Union mother, Daddy and son/grandson) visited every Friday,
bringing her hambergers and French fries.

Johnny Walls said to Carla..."you wont be getting any more French fries"!

They (Union mother and husband) "pulled strings", signed up for immediate retirement and packed up and moved out of Greenville.

They, Union mother,especially, KNEW that the sh!T was fixin' to hit the fan!

I can't remember the name of the town/community that THEY live in, but it was mentioned on T.V. during the trial.

It was NOT Philadelphia, Enterprise, or Union...where the Indian School is located.

Might be where with Union mother or husband are originally from and where their parents live.

Anonymous said...

Did they sell the house on Beauchamp?

Anonymous said...

5:42 PM

Has anyone in Greenville been able to sell a house within the last 5 or 7 years?

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to the both of them. They couldn't stand the heat, so they got out of the kitchen. Tucked tail and ran. Again, Good Riddance.

Anonymous said...

No more "French" fries....just "Prison" fries. And she doesn't even deserve THEM!

Anonymous said...

To 5:45pm

Ray Ray sold his house.

Anonymous said...

5:42 PM

What about the house on Hughes Street?

Seriously, THE family "claimed" that THEY resided at a house located on Hughes street, due to schools' (Matty Akin & Solomon) zoning when THE daughter was enrolled as a student with THE Greenville Public Schools district.

Everyone knows that Beauchamp is too far away to be considered in either, Akin's or Solomon's school zone.

Anonymous said...

9:36...I don't know anything about Hughes street but she always manulipated everyone to get just whatever she wanted whenever she wanted it.

Anonymous said...

any news on who will be DRMC's CEO?

Anonymous said...

9:36 AM

And what about Heather McTeer and her brothers? They ALL used the Main Street residence's address and also, went to Akin & Solomon.

Seems like that residence would be in Stern's or Webb's zone & also Coleman's. Hmmmmm.

Same holds true for Johnny Walls. His girlfriend's child went to Akin and Solomon.

THE girlfriend was an employee of THE Mississippi State Department of Education. She traveled all over a certain region and visited/checked on the schools' enrollment. Better known as the "head count" lady.

THEY ALL seemingly treat the "whites" badly and think
that their race is superior, but they ALL wanted to attend the labeled "white" schools. Hmmmmmm.

Were those schools better?

Now, THEY want to ALL be on this
"activist" & civil rights' kick!

Go off to college, away from their parents' guidance,... these so-called mature, young adults, "on their own"... and THEY think THEY know everything!

Or they get a job with a "little bit" of authority and it ALL goes to their "pea-size" brain!

Anonymous said...

It's O.K to talk about the "white" man...Ray Ray at DRMC, but whenever someone starts talking about the "blacks" in city government or the school system, it's surprising how someone always wants to change the subject and "talk" about someone or something else!

Anonymous said...

This Coming Sunday-- Set Your DVR or tune in this Sunday 3/28 at 8:00 PM central. Maybe this is why the White House has been discounting FOX. Sounds like this could be History in the making - someone may go down - either Obama or Fox News. It may be that Fox has been holding this information back due to the sensitivity of it and out of courtesy. But, Obama has taken on Fox and it appears they are ready to spill the ugly beans of truth about the background of this individual who has had an extremely radical past. This Sunday Fox news, is going to air a very important documentary about Barack Obama, Sunday night at 8 P M Central. The report will go back to Obama's earlier days, showing even then his close ties to radical Marxist professors, friends, spiritual advisers, etc. It will also reveal details about his ties to Rev. Wright for 20+ years, i.e., how he was participating with this man, and not for the reasons he stated. The report has uncovered more of Obama's radical past and we will see things that no one in the media is willing to put out there. It will be a segment to remember. Mark your calendar and pass this on to everyone you know: Sunday night, 8 PM CT.

Democrat or Republican, this report will open your eyes to how YOUR country is being sold down the road to Totalitarian Socialism. If you care about the direction of our country, pass this notice on to everyone you know.

Anonymous said...

9:36 AM

You've got to remember that whenever Heather (and her brothers) went to THE elementary and middle school "out of zone"...that was WHEN Mother Mercedes McTeer was serving on the Greenville Public School board.

The Greenville Public School board members "make up" and approve their own set of rules and regulations as they go along. They aren't very fair.

Same goes with Union Mother's daughter attending an "out of zone" school. It was also, at the same time that Mother Mercedes McTeer was serving on the school board.

Union Mother used her 'union' connections and supposedly her daughter's school friend's mother's
school board appointment to get what SHE wanted.

And Jerry Hafter, also a school board member, even wanted his son to be "put" on the Superintendent's
list (meaning a student had earned all A's for the entire year). He wanted a Superintendent's List certificate and a T-shirt!

And when Mr. Buck, former school board member and school board attorney, and his wife got a divorce, they both changed residences. But HE wanted his child to remain enrolled at Stern Elementary even though neither parent lived in the zone.

So, THE corruption and "underhandedness" at THE school and in THE city has been around for a long, long time.

Everyone just keeps their mouth shut and turns their head the other way.

It must be stopped!

Anonymous said...

12:01 PM

You've got to remember that whenever, Heather and her brothers went to an "out of zone" school it was at the same time that Mother Mercedes McTeer was serving as a member of The Greenville Public School board.

Also, that's the same time frame that Union mother's daughter was going to an 'out of zone' school.

Union mother used not only her 'union' connections, but also, her daughter's school friend's mother's school board appointment to get WHAT she wanted.

Also, Jerry Hafter, another school board member wanted HIS child to be "put" on the Superintendent's List (meaning that the student had made ALL A's on report cards)and given a certificate and a T-shirt.

Additionally, Mr. Buck, former school board member and school board attorney, wanted HIS child to remain enrolled at Stern Elementary school, after HE and wife divorced and both moved "out of the zone".

So, the corruption and "under handed ways" have been going on for a long, long time both within THE school and THE city!

Anonymous said...

Heather only has one brother and no sisters. She is a "daddy's girl" and spoiled rotten.

Anonymous said...

3:00 Whom and how is going to stop it? It's impossible.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is impossible!

Anonymous said...

THAT's part of THE problem.

THEY think that no one will say anything to THEM.

THEY think that no one will do anything to THEM.

Anonymous said...

Looks like they have been right so far. It is time to change that.

Anonymous said...

11:57 - Rumor has it that Alphe is going for the CEO job.

Anonymous said...

9:13 PM

AMEN.

Stop being intimidated.

Anonymous said...

11:28 PM

Alphe is just dreaming!

THEY will never hire from "within".

THEY will hire someone "new" and older from out-of-town.

ALL of Ray-Ray's former "team members" will be gone!

Anonymous said...

THE public should demand an immediate outside audit
of DRMC,Greenville Public Schools and the City of Greenville!

Anonymous said...

The City had a State audit about 3 years ago. The public never heard anything it or the results of the audit. The DDT should investigate.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:57 - Rumor has it that Alphe is going for the CEO job.


That is so funny I almost peed my pants laughing so hard.

Anonymous said...

6:42pm - It is funny!!! He needs to start looking for another job in another state! Or perhaps, out of the country!

Anonymous said...

I like Alphe Wells. He's a good man with a wonderful family and MOST EXCELLENT SONS. He and Mrs. Wells have raised some fine children.

Anonymous said...

I am certainly happy to hear that he has a wonderful family (most of the credit probably goes to his wife)because if he treats his family like he treats many of the DRMC employees, his wife and sons would be long gone by now.

Anonymous said...

10:33 PM

AMEN!

And, why after all this time, do YOU mention HIS personal family and personal life?

HE, nor anyone else on Ray-Ray's team was concerned with anyone else's personal life or family---whether it was employees or patients!

Anonymous said...

How did this get so off the topic? Please start another blog. Most recent does not relate to Humphreys.

Anonymous said...

bwm is trying to bully. What's new?

Anonymous said...

IT is not off the topic!

There is a similarity of the topic.

Local administrator of a business is resigning (or fired!)after many years of losing good, honest employees.

It happened at DRMC, but there are also, OTHER places of business that are in the same shape and need help in acquiring a new administrator that will treat employees and customers fairly.

Example: THE City of Greenville
and THE Greenville Public Schools

Anonymous said...

Things that make you go hmmm!
Big picture in the DDT of a ground breaking ceremony for a new recreational center for the town of Metcalfe on Monday funded through a grant.
Tuesday front page DDT: No Quick Fix for Metcalfe. They still owe 10 years of payroll taxes ($200,000) and no state audits!
Hmmm!

Anonymous said...

9:21 AM

Hmmmmmmm,indeed!

O.K. So Metcalfe can get grant funding for a new recreational center.

They can search high and low, but, they will never find a grant which will allow a city/town to pay overdue payroll taxes.

If the city did not pay payroll taxes, do the employees receiving the payroll checks still have to file income taxes?

Time for an audit in not only Metcalfe, but the whole Delta community!

Anonymous said...

Starting tomorrow, physicians will see a 21% Medicare reimbursement cut for their services.
If it was hard to recruit or retain good quality physicians in the Delta before, what will happen in the future?

Anonymous said...

to 5:23....The doctors won't take Medicare or Medicade patients any longer. All of those folks will go the Emergency Room in more droves than they are already, thus running up medical bills to the government like crazy. This bill is going "to do America in".

Anonymous said...

I'M SURE that obama will take care of all those poor disadvantaged people. Isn't that what socialized medicine will be like?

Anonymous said...

and don't forget about the death panels!!!!

Anonymous said...

Alphe may have some fine children, but he is a moron! He doesn't have a clue about HR and is a total racist. He better hope that Ray takes him to Meridian. No new CEO is going to keep a six figure "Yaz-za Boss" on the administrative team.

Ex-teacher said...

So, if the state takes over GPS and they fire all of the teachers and principals... what happens? Public schools just shut down or do they think they can replace them overnight? We already have so many "teach for America" students, it is sad.

I agree that our public schools suck. Public education in Greenville is just another FREE entitlement program, but unlike the monthly "check", the kids actually have to do something... which is study and learn!

Why do you need a high school diploma to run a crack house or a meth lab? Illegitimate babies pay much better than those born in wedlock. Forget doctors and lawyers, they want to be rapsters, basketball and football players.

They want instant "bling" with no effort.

I feel sorry for the teachers in GPS. There are a handful who really want to teach... not just draw a check, but the classrooms are packed with unruly gangsters, druggies and unwed mothers who are there only for the free meals and because the law says they must attend.

Education is a right that should be offered to all, but we can not force anyone to "learn". Do away with compulsory attendance laws and perhaps the "few" students who voluntarily attend the public schools will be interested in education and bettering themselves. Then the teachers can teach, the students can learn and the "scores" will go up!

Let the other thugs wander the streets with their pants down to their knees, flashing their underwear for all to see.

"You can lead a whore (or pimp) to education, but you can't make them THINK!"

Anonymous said...

7:32 PM

AMEN!

THE Jackson Public School District
(according to the Clarion Ledger a few days ago) is cutting out some of their security guards, espectially at the elementary schools. Hmmmmmmmmm!

Do you think that THE mayor would "pick up" on the hint and also eliminate HER "personal" security guards?

And, yes THE Greenville Public School district does have an enormous number of "Teach for America" teachers. THE school district "ran off" or "got rid" of a lot of good certified teachers and the "Teach for America" are replacing them.

WHY? Their entry level of pay is lower! They ONLY have
a temporary,emergency teaching license because THEY did not major in educational classes. (Example: A math teacher is more than likely someone that majored in accounting. A Science teacher may be someones that majored in Engineering)

They go to a "summer" workshop that lasts for a few weeks and are trained "how" to teach in a classroom. They are then given a salary and all of their student loans' are absorbed.

THEY serve their time....a couple of years....and then go on to the "real" world and their "real" jobs, putting their "Teach for America" experience down on their resume' as community service involvement!

THEY are also very aggressive towards the "other", real teachers who have been teaching for 10, 20 or 30 years and think that THEY know more.

THE "Teach for America" teachers are in fact.....getting a "free" hand out! Their student loan is paid off!

And THAT is what is teaching at today's schools!

Blind leading the blind!

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but the Teach for America teachers have been more committed to our students and to the community than the actual local GPSD teachers. Every single TFA that I've met (in the Delta, not just in Greenville) has been a highly-educated, open-minded, and totally giving individual. Many of them come from comfortable homes with plenty of resources (no need for the "handout" you referred to) while some of them do not. Yet they still choose to come and live in this comparative squalor and attempt to make a difference. And they DO. They give so much more than they receive. As a citizen, I'm grateful for their willingness to serve in an area that many others would find undesirable.

Anonymous said...

10:20AM

Excuse me...but, THE "Teach for America" teachers are
committed....to having their student loans paid off for them!

They are educated, freshly graduated from colleges....but, still THEY are only looking out for having their loans paid off and how good it will look on a resume' that THEY served two years in an undesirable area!

THE difference that THEY make is...
their student loan is paid off....and....THEY have a very nice looking resume'!

Anonymous said...

11:26, you've obviously never spent two seconds with any of those bright, willing, and selfless young people. That doesn't surprise me.

Your paranoia is disturbing.

Anonymous said...

12:19 I totally agree with you. Most of the Teach for America kids are wonderful and help the students in a remarkable way. They share their (outside of Greenville) experiences with the students. Our kids in Greenville have tunnel vision and know of nothing outside of Greenville, MS. Some of them have never been on an escalator or ridden in an elevator much less seen the mountains or the oceans. All they have seen is flat delta dirt, crime and selling of drugs. We are lucky to have the Teach For America teachers.

Anonymous said...

12:19PM

Yes, I have met them and they are not what you think they are!

They are all politically involved and just want to support their "cause".

They don't give a damn about Greenville or its students.

They are just here for two years,
and then they are all gone, but meanwhile they are writing, blogging and texting back home and making fun of Greenville and its
students.

Anonymous said...

Ha! 3:20, you're obviously giving them plenty of fodder to text and blog about! You give rational people in the Delta a bad name. Don't you know that your negativity and bigotry reflect poorly on all of us? Your comment that the TFAs are "politically involved" exposes you as the backward redneck that you are.

Trim your mullet and catch up with the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

4:20 PM

And you are claiming to be one of the...."rational people in the Delta"?

Hot Pepper said...

Most TFA's come here ready to do good. They leave with a little bit of reality in them....recognizing that they can't save all 25 children in their classrooms. Many of them leave teaching after teaching in the Delta because they become disillusioned with the calling to be a teacher after seeing the near-complete apathy towards their efforts. Only the strong survive--and some stay, and some move on.

Anonymous said...

To Hot Pepper....The cream always rises to the top.

Anonymous said...

I think that some of you hate everybody.

Anonymous said...

Any comments on DRMC's new CEO?

Anonymous said...

To 6:58:
Does DRMC have a new CEO or are you speaking of the interim CEO?

Anonymous said...

The interim CEO

Anonymous said...

6:31: Don't think anyone can say, at this point, until the current CEO leaves. From what I understand she is honest, fair, ethical, humble, and analytical in her decision making.

Anonymous said...

Did Forthright die? Wake up and tell us something good!

Anonymous said...

Who is the interim CEO?

Anonymous said...

Mazie Whalen

Anonymous said...

There have been 2, that I know of, cars broken into in the DRMC parking lot in the past couple of weeks. Where is the security?

Anonymous said...

4:12PM

THE security is with THE mayor!

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