“I noticed after the primary election that Phil Howell had put up these small red signs that said Thank You and drilled them on his big signs. It was a large part of my decision to vote for him (in the general election). I thought it said a lot about his character and people at my office and church said the same thing. Several actually said that they had planned to vote for Bucky until they saw those signs.
I wondered if he’d put them back up if he won the big election. I thought if he did then he’d be doing it out of genuine appreciation since the election would be over. Well those signs are back. A few friends said they saw some the VERY NEXT MORNING after the election. I must not have paid attention but friends and family say he had them up Wednesday morning befor the sun was even up. That means this guy won the election and then headed out in the dark to thank the voters. I think even Bucky supporters have to see that that’s a good sign for how Sheriff Howell will run his department. It shows that he knows who he works for and that he appreciates us.”
“A politician thanked his supporters? That’s unheard of. This guy really is cut from a different cloth.”
“Phil has also closed his business High Country Guns and Conceal carry, figuring it would not be ethical for him to instruct public conceal carry classes since he will be signing the back of all conceal carry permits. Now thats a upstanding gentleman for sure.”
“My point the post was simply to say I thought the Thank You signs were a nice gesture that many people I know appreciated. I said nothing initially about Bucky or partisan politics but the bitter Bucky voters had to tear this thread down to their level yet again.
I’m glad we have a Sheriff that recognizes the people. That’s all. Leave t to bitter Bucky people to derail a positive topic.”
“wonder if Phil will steep up and get rid of all the ones in the jail that you all say needs to go???”
“I think it’s pretty obvious what the opinion of the voters were this time, we the people are simply not going to have the good ol boy system anymore.
If the jail captain and other jailers who have been caught on camera and posted on this site are not terminated by Sheriff Howell, then to me that’s a personal insult for my vote! The choice is a clear one, Sheriff Howell needs to fix the jail.”
“Howell should give SPrice & the Lt. from Virginia & GCalloway & couple of other’s an opportunity to resign – but under no circumstances should he keep them as they will certainly work to undermine Phil and his administration. Those officers worked hard attacking Phil because they knew if Bucky lost, their party of misconduct would come to an end.
Voters who trusted their eyes over those officers lies and rumors, most people saw first hand what these officers done while wearing a badge in the pictures. When they were exposed, everyone waited for Bucky to fire those officers – but when it became apparent that Bucky wasn’t going to end the corruption or even acknowledge the problem, They voted against him.”
“She may try but it won’t do her any good Bucky is done thanks to the ppl of Ashe county! It’s going to be very interesting to watch how many walk out when Phil is sworn in on December 1st..wonder who he has in mind to take over as Jail captain if or when SP resigns.
Let’s all hope he doesn’t make the mistake of bringing the other SP back she was just as bad as this administration when it came to Mr.Rivera and his “freedom” to roam and have contact visits etc.”
“I can’t wait for the change of sheriffs hopefully this will be the change Ashe has long needed! This is not going to be Phil’s easiest project probably the hardest of his life. That place is in shambles thanks to Buchanan and his bunch of crooks then Hartley, Bucky and his bunch of corrupt Aholes.
Oh yeah let’s not forget the wonderful Mr.Rivera and his best friends from the jail they sure helped Bucky LMAO! Around of applause for SP, GC, KM and the other detention staff that seems to think it’s cool to be friends with former inmates on social networks! Let’s pray Phil puts a stop to the detention staff and the rest of the SO being friendly with former inmates on social pages. Ethics and how not to intermingle with inmates is a few topics that needs to be taught to the jail staff.”
“Phil is now the highest elected official in the County. Bucky could have been a decent Sheriff had it not of been for Sharon, Calloway, Miller and a few others. Those handful of people talked trash about Phil behind his back while kissing up to him to his face while in the background they done as they pleased which included allowing inmates to break laws, etc.
They thought Bucky would remain in as Sheriff and nothing could shake his popularity. Despite the release of those pictures, Bucky never took control or done what should have been done. Fired those employee’s and tell the County that he was running that he doesn’t support that kind of conduct. Instead he arrogantly believed everyone would ignore the pictures and what his “buddies” were doing to him and his reputation. It was a serious miscalculation on his part which ended up costing him hundreds of supporters.
Hopefully Phil will take charge and remove the bad apples and get the detention center and department back on track.”
“The commissioners have no authority over the sheriff. They can talk all they want, but Howell was elected by the people. That’s who he answers to, not the commissioners. And as the rightfully elected sheriff, he has full authority to do anything he wants, as long as it’s legal.”
“Ever seen the original Joe Don Baker movie “Walking Tall”? Law enforcement officials are supposed to have character and pride and walk a certain line. Deputies/Policeman/Highway Patrol all have a certain standard! Why should our Detention/Jailers be any different? Some Ashe Jailers are pathetic, why do you ask? Look at the Head Jailer/Captain WAFJ…. Sheriff Howell will only have success in his office if he surrounds himself with officers who walk tall. His chief deputy Houck knows all about that being a military man, hope he personally gives high and tight cuts, clean shaved instructions first thing. And for goodness sakes get some dental insurance for the county employees.”
“First thing he needs to do when he steps in his role is remove the toothless one. Her and the others pictured have tarnished the jail and the department.”
“I told you this county was tired of the good ol boy system! LMAO Howell congratulations, hope your first oder of business is to fire S. Price and get your jail in order. You promised good change let us the voters see you keep your word! Go Howell, make Ashe great again!”
“When the Colorado state legislature banned 30rd ammunition magazines in that state, who stood up and refused to enforce that unconstitutional law? A few sheriffs. ALL of the sheriff’s who refused were Republican sheriff’s. None were Democrats. This made gun owners in one county have to drive several counties away to a jurisdiction with a Republican Sheriff just to go to the shooting range with their previously-legal guns. Ask those gun owners if the party of their Sheriff mattered. Same thing has happened in Mass and NY I voted for Howell. The guy owns a federal firearms license. I know where he stands.”
“Well goodbye, now if that lying S.Price and the rest of that corrupt non professional jailers will resign maybe Sheriff Howell can get that jail in order. Goodbye ” Good Ol Boy System”!”