Please... give Dooley some time. My heart grieves for my beloved Vols, but it takes time to rebuild. I agree about Bray. He just doesn't have the leadership qualities that will bind the boys together. This mess started with firing of Fulmer. I lay the blame on Mike Hamilton. We don't need to hire and fire when we don't get the results we expect in a few short years. Our boys have suffered because of decisions made that have nothing to do with shaping these young men into outstanding men with character. To see those boys hang their heads is heartbreaking.
Thanks, Mr. Cook for a very well written and well researched article about Taft Youth Center. I am very disappointed and disgusted with the way Governor Haslam has ignored the will of his constituents and has accepted Commissioner O'Day's faulty recommendation that closing Taft will be an efficient way to cut spending. She has yet to produce any data that is indisputable. What do we have to do to get an audience with the Governor? This issue is very disturbing in many ways. All of the area Juvenile Judges are united in voicing their strong disapproval of TYC closing. Our state Representatives and Senators have been very active in keeping TYC open. ( Both Republicans and Democrats). I can speak for the people here in Pikeville and Bledsoe County who are outraged at the way O'Day has acted so callously regarding the G.E.D graduation ceremony that was suddenly and without warning cancelled. Those kids deserve better! O'Day should be held accountable for her unprofessional behavior and attitude concerning this whole stinking mess! Mr. Cook, please continue to investigate this. There is something rotten in Nashville! It should be exposed for what it is. There are too many unanswered questions regarding Taft. I know that the employees out there are dedicated to those kids. The teachers are excellent. The Security Guards are well trained and do a superb job. Our Governor should go to Taft and have a meeting with all of the staff, the teachers, and the students. Their lives are going to be forever affected by his decision. He should at least have all the facts presented to him.