Thank Mabe for press box heat/ac unit and useless spending

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Boone parent

Nashville, TN

#1 Jul 27, 2010
In route to see for myself the new $5000.00 a/c heat pump recently installed at Daniel Boones football stadium pressbox. I drove up 81 from Fall Branch I noticed all the Ben Bowman and Clarence Mabe signs on the guard rails and edge of hwy. Also noticed all the other candidates signs were gone. Wonder where those signs are.
Sure enough there was the newly installed unit running. By the way no one was in the press box that is only used during home games in which there were only four last season. The players and coaches were in the 90 plus degree heat practicing. Mabe and any other incumbent who votes to waste or misspend our hard earned money should be voted out. Shame on any commissioner or school board member who approved the overpriced schools and justice center. Any fool can vote to spend someone elses money. We need good solid people in office. PLEASE LIST THE RESPOSIBLE CANDIDATES TO VOTE FOR. AND PLEASE INFORM PEOPLE OF MISUSE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY AND POWER.
Just an FYI

Johnson City, TN

#2 Jul 27, 2010
Vote Hammond, Hooper, and Cloyd!!! Out with the incumbants in with the new blood!
concerned parent

AOL

#3 Jul 30, 2010
please vote Hammond, Hooper, Cloyd, August 5.. We need them to speak up for our schools, students, and teachers.
interested

Knoxville, TN

#4 Jul 31, 2010
is this you andie hooper, recomending who to vote for in the previous columns?
Parents Unite

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jul 31, 2010
No, this is a parent who is disgusted with the spending of the current school board.
parents unite

United States

#6 Aug 1, 2010
Parents Unite wrote:
No, this is a parent who is disgusted with the spending of the current school board.
this is another parent that is sick of useless spending of taxpayers money. I dident even know about the central air unit at Boone until I saw it on here! You can bet Mr. Good is in that box with Mabe on 100 degee day ballgames too! I am voting for all new. Cloyd, Hammond and Hooper. I mean ...at this point , what do we stand to lose?
DBHS Sports be proud

Elizabethton, TN

#7 Aug 2, 2010
Seems like the air unit is much needed. Those home Friday night ball games bring 1000's of $ to the school not to mention $ spent in the community with people eating, buying gas, etc... Athletics should not be considered wasted spending unless your kid didn't make the team. Interesting, maybe I just found out the truth....
parent

Nashville, TN

#8 Aug 2, 2010
DBHS Sports be proud wrote:
Seems like the air unit is much needed. Those home Friday night ball games bring 1000's of $ to the school not to mention $ spent in the community with people eating, buying gas, etc... Athletics should not be considered wasted spending unless your kid didn't make the team. Interesting, maybe I just found out the truth....
So parents are not coming out to watch their kids after all its the over paid athletic director, airconditioned press box and Mabes great personality bringing these parent out. Why didnt I think of that.
DBHS Sports be proud

Elizabethton, TN

#9 Aug 2, 2010
No your right the parents come out. I don't get where the wasted spending on athletics comes from? The ad is doing a great job. I bet you would not do his job for what he gets paid.
parent

Nashville, TN

#10 Aug 2, 2010
DBHS Sports be proud wrote:
No your right the parents come out. I don't get where the wasted spending on athletics comes from? The ad is doing a great job. I bet you would not do his job for what he gets paid.
No I would not do his job for the money.$48,000 would be a pay cut. And not all money spent on athletics is wasted but we must be responsible in hard financial time.$5000.00 spent on a press box used at the most ten times a year when layoffs of key positions are likely is just plain stupid not to mention wrong. If the parents, players and coaches and brave the weather I am sure the people in the press box can as well. Clarence Mabe lied when he said the chamber did a study that the county could see $4million in revenue off ball tournaments. Call Gary Mabrey with JC Chamber. Call Pete Peterson City Manager ask for JC Tournament numbers. You said you found out the truth-from whom? Now for the real truth go ask for a copy of the school budget and proposed county budget. READ IT-AND THEN TELL ME HONESTLY WHAT YOU THINK. Than ten years from now when your child is a famous million dollar ball player(we produce so many) tell I told you so.
KIds come FIRST

United States

#11 Aug 2, 2010
DBHS, can you tell me how an AC unit for a few lazy, pompous men is helping our kids? After questioning a few people, I've learned that there is no financial accountability with these ballgame tournaments. As a taxpayer, why isn't anyone overseeing the money coming in and where its being spent. Shouldn't that be public information? How is charging parents $12 each admission to see their kids play benefitting the kids? Instead of going into the community, its going into someone's pocket. Parents and community deserve to know the truth.
For accountability

Nashville, TN

#12 Aug 2, 2010
DBHS Sports be proud wrote:
No your right the parents come out. I don't get where the wasted spending on athletics comes from? The ad is doing a great job. I bet you would not do his job for what he gets paid.
Idiot, welfare recipient or one of the newly created not needed positions?
For accountability

Nashville, TN

#13 Aug 2, 2010
KIds come FIRST wrote:
DBHS, can you tell me how an AC unit for a few lazy, pompous men is helping our kids? After questioning a few people, I've learned that there is no financial accountability with these ballgame tournaments. As a taxpayer, why isn't anyone overseeing the money coming in and where its being spent. Shouldn't that be public information? How is charging parents $12 each admission to see their kids play benefitting the kids? Instead of going into the community, its going into someone's pocket. Parents and community deserve to know the truth.
The current school board will not tell the real story. Mabe along with Danny Good, Dallas Hardin and Dykes wanted these new full time positions. Mabe and Good claim positions will pay for themselves, BULLSHIT. Not only are taxpayers paying for them, part of their salary now comes from jacked up game entry prices(highest in East Tn) "We have burdened tax paying parents who come to see their kids" We say we want kids off the street but yet we charge them to see other games they are not a part of" quotes from a school board candidate. Bottom line is we will probably see Clarence Mabe voted back in but lets at least have the courage,smarts and bany alls enough to vote enough truly concerned members in to stop the nepotism and lets put the kids first. Danny Good was appointed and then voted in. Most Commissiomers and citizens knew and know now he was out for himself. He has proven he doesnt give a damn about the kids thats why he along with Mabe and athletic committee jacked the prices up TO PAY FOR HIS SALARY AND MABES PROJECTS. GIVE US A TRULY HONORABLE SCHOOL BOARD. LETS VOTE SOME INTEGRITY IN AND SEND THESE SELF SERVING LYING BASTARDS HOME.
parents unite

United States

#14 Aug 2, 2010
For accountability wrote:
<quoted text>The current school board will not tell the real story. Mabe along with Danny Good, Dallas Hardin and Dykes wanted these new full time positions. Mabe and Good claim positions will pay for themselves, BULLSHIT. Not only are taxpayers paying for them, part of their salary now comes from jacked up game entry prices(highest in East Tn) "We have burdened tax paying parents who come to see their kids" We say we want kids off the street but yet we charge them to see other games they are not a part of" quotes from a school board candidate. Bottom line is we will probably see Clarence Mabe voted back in but lets at least have the courage,smarts and bany alls enough to vote enough truly concerned members in to stop the nepotism and lets put the kids first. Danny Good was appointed and then voted in. Most Commissiomers and citizens knew and know now he was out for himself. He has proven he doesnt give a damn about the kids thats why he along with Mabe and athletic committee jacked the prices up TO PAY FOR HIS SALARY AND MABES PROJECTS. GIVE US A TRULY HONORABLE SCHOOL BOARD. LETS VOTE SOME INTEGRITY IN AND SEND THESE SELF SERVING LYING BASTARDS HOME.
Why will we probably see Mabe voted back in? Are Washington County citizens that blinded by this Man?
Ticket prices

Elizabethton, TN

#15 Aug 3, 2010
What ticket prices increased?
voter

United States

#16 Aug 3, 2010
How much does it cost to get in to see a highschool football game these days? Certainly not 12 dollars!
Tired of It

Jonesborough, TN

#17 Aug 3, 2010
Why is everyone giving Mabe and Good a hard time? Just because Good does not have a degree some of you people with degrees are just know it alls. Quit your bellyaching. Then press box gets really cold during games and hot too.
Ticket prices

Spring Hill, TN

#18 Aug 3, 2010
The $12.00 admission was for a girl's softball tournament at Ridgeview. My husband and I paid $25.00 to watch our daughter play. I don't carry that much cash and had to go to an ATM. I don't know about the admission for Boone's football. Better start saving your money. The Ad debate has gone on for a year. May be needed, maybe not. But a heat and air unit for a press box, GIVE ME A BREAK! Buy you a heater and a fan and give the money back to the students.
voter

United States

#19 Aug 3, 2010
Tired of It wrote:
Why is everyone giving Mabe and Good a hard time? Just because Good does not have a degree some of you people with degrees are just know it alls. Quit your bellyaching. Then press box gets really cold during games and hot too.
you don't have a clue. Its not that Danny Good does not have a degree ,its that he gets paid a gooood amount of money for a job that has never been needed in the past and the Teachers that work very hard and take care of our kids have not had a raise in years!! And you say "quit your belly aching"? DO YOUR RESEARCH !!!
KIds come FIRST

United States

#20 Aug 3, 2010
Yes "ticket prices" you are sooo right. Many of us have been complaining. Do you think if we all got together and went to talk to someone it would help? Who should we see? Everyone is upset about this and its all we talk about, but no one knows what to do. We love sports but we think it shouldn't be the top priority. Who can help us?

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