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Nice rant, Sporty. But will anybody (especially the key players) listen? Maybe it's time to crank up a petition - ala the 2012 "Seceding States" - for Walsh's ouster and run it around town. Then you'd find out who actually supports your position.
You have documented the situation well, SF3. A change is definitely needed. The proof is in the pudding. Maybe we need to circulate a petition with an emphasis on registered VOTERS. Removing BOE folks that endorse Walsh is the only way to get their attention. They like their power. However, the main problem in this county is voter apathy, especially as it pertains to local issues i.e. salaries of elected officials, property taxes, trips to China and St. Simons, ghost buses etc.
As I have noted before, being a local, this time we are going thru here in Hinesville is the worst I have witnessed in my lifetime. I am liquidating property to avoid the out of control property taxes and putting it elsewhere. I have written letters to the Editor of the Courier calling for a change in the present regime, done blogs, all to no avail. You would think that the Chamber of Commerce could understand the dollar coming in to follow a winning football team but they do not seem to care. We are in a Real Estate driven Army town that has lost its soul. (no disrespect to armed forces). It is just the way it is. I think even I would prefer issues regarding my hometown if I was a service member here for a short stint, and not Hinesville.
I do not know how we are to get out of this. I am, however, considering I am in the Fall of my years on this planet, considering moving to a more hospitable tax friendly, town that seems to care about the quality of life for its citizens.
It kinda all makes me a little sad.
Wow wee Sebe. Great minds think alike. :) notice the timeing of our blogs. We essentially were writing at the same time.
I have gotten a lot of comments from friends that ARE moving from Hinesville to North Georgia. (Metro Atlanta Area) The claims are apathy among elected officials. I too have property (real estate) in the Northeast, and Mid Atlantic States. I clearly understand the frustration. But I can only hpe that the parents this time get involved to make changes at Bradwell Institute. I also heard that some of the kids who play football at Bradwell Institute have brought home failing grades in some of their classes, that the parents did ot know that they were failing, and that Coach Walsh was not monitoring these kids making sure that they are studying and making passing grades. Now I really don't know if that is 100% accurate in it entirety but it does draw concerns.
SportsFan3131, do you remember this? It looks like you were right and I was wrong.
SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 16:30 PM
I rank them as follows for the Fall 2012 Season:
1. Liberty County
2. Long County
3. Bradwell Institute
Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 15:16 PM
SportsFan31313, are you serious?
2. Bradwell Institute
3. Liberty County
4. Long County
Long County did beat Montgomery County in a scrimmage game 46 to 6 but I believe that will be their only victory for the season.
1.Liberty County. Overall: 6-4-0 League: 0-3-0
National Rank: 6034 State (GA) Rank: 234.
2.Long County. Overall: 5-5-0 League: 4-5-0
National Rank: 7129 State (GA) Rank: 271.
3.Bradwell Institute. Overall: 2-8-0 League: 2-5-0 National Rank: 8367 State (GA) Rank: 311.
4.FPCA. Overall: 0-10-0 League: 0-5-0
National Rank: 14304 State (GA) Rank: 478.
Apathetic officials are merely the product of apathetic voters and an apathetic community. JimmyMack is right. Hinesville ain't what she used to be and never will be again. And yes, JimmyMack, it certainly is kinda sad.
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If they don't ask or force Walsh out totally out, then you can very well see no one showing up for home games. season ticket sales will be at a all time low, and then the County will raise taxes to pay entirely for the new Stadium that ticket sales could have help pay for.
Dismal Season of losses equal low turn out to games, low revenue, and raising taxes to pay for a new stadium.
Roswell fires football coach
9:57 am November 20, 2012, by Todd Holcomb
Roswell has fired head football coach Justin Sanderson, whose teams finished 0-10 and 3-7 in his two seasons.
Sanderson’s final game was a 28-24 upset of playoff-bound Walton, but it wasn’t enough to save his job after Roswell suffered consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1979-80. Roswell lost seven of its 17 games under Sanderson by three points or less.
Sanderson, who was promoted from offensive coordinator in 2011, joined Roswell’s staff in 2003 and and coached during one of Roswell’s more successful eras. The Hornets won a Class AAAAA championship in 2006. Sanderson has never coached at another high school.
‘’It’s just my home; I love this place, and it’s going to be hard to leave,’’ Sanderson said. “Ending with that Walton win and as well as we played against Lassiter [a 28-14 loss the week before against the region champion], I thought we’d have another chance. But the bottom line is I’m 3-17 as head coach, and it’s a results-oriented business.’’
Sanderson said he met with his players Tuesday morning to tell them of the news.
‘’Telling the kids was hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,’’ Sanderson said. “These two years haven’t gone the way we wanted, be we’ve used this platform to tell them that tough times don’t last. Good things will happen. They’ve kept the faith and kept working and improved throughout the year.’’
Roswell has made nine coaching hires since 1950, each time promoting from within its staff.
Well Time for a change, and an end of an era. Time for a new era. Its been a long time coming. I really dont have anything personal against Jim Walsh. But he just does not have what it takes to get the job done. I have preached and blogged, and pleaded for change for about four years. The kids are no longer responding to his ocaching methods, and it has been time a change long time ago. I wish he had just left, and went somewhere else. But because he refused to leave on his own, it resulted in this. I do wish him the best in this future endeavors.
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