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no bone to pick

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#29 Oct 16, 2008
and I believe, at least at the high school, that due to the new filters that "overpaid incompetent" computer support person installed, you can not even get to this blog from school, you can't even get to AOL, so all you haters that keep accusing people who post of being teachers at work...LIGHTEN UP!!!
FCHS teacher wrote:
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First of all, it's spelled LESSON, not lession. LOL
Secondly, I am on fall break from school all this week, you idiot.
Thirdly, I am wise enough never to use school computers to visit chatrooms and blog sites. Every time we log onto the computers at school, a pop-up states "this computer is being monitored by the Franklin County Board of Education". I am not a moron. Too bad I can't say the same for all the other people who post online here.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#30 Oct 17, 2008
Dr. Grizzard Files Complaint
By Davis Sons
Publisher

Filed Against Former Director Of Schools And Franklin County School Board

In her complaint Dr. Grizzard alleges that she was harassed by Tom Holder, Maintenance Director for the school system and this harassment was reported to Dr. Edmonds, her direct supervisor, many times.

Along with 78 other allegations, Dr. Grizzard claimed that Dr. Edmonds refused to discipline or discourage the actions of Mr. Holder in any way and that Dr. Edmonds actually encouraged the actions of Mr. Holder as the two were good friends.

Mr. Holder died on Dec. 1, 2007 from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident.

Former Assistant Director of Franklin County Schools (***see below), Dr. Tammy Grizzard, has filed a complaint against Dr. Charles Edmonds, former Director of Schools and the Franklin County School Board.

The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Winchester earlier this month.

In her demand for relief, Dr. Grizzard asks she be granted a jury trial along with judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, for the sum of money determined by the jury to be sufficient to compensate them ****(what is meant by THEM? see below) for the damages she alleges in the complaint.

That she be granted a judgment against the defendants for punitive damages and she be granted a judgment against the defendants for reasonable attorney fees incurred in bringing this action.

Dr. Grizzard also asks that defendants be taxed with the cost of this civil action and any and all further and general relief as justice may require.
Acting Director of Schools Linda Foster had no comment about Dr. Grizzard's complaint.
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*** I thought Dr. Grizzard and Foster were both named asst superintendents, or something like that, at the same time. I never thought anyone was ever given title of Asst Director. Wonder if names are called in the 78 complaints? Could the cronie empire be crumbling? Maybe Tuesday's paper will print the entire document.

**** THEM? does that mean the 78 complaints? or what? who or what is meant by THEM?
A Woman With Morals

Pinola, MS

#31 Oct 17, 2008
mrfranly wrote:
Dr. Grizzard Files Complaint
By Davis Sons
Publisher
Filed Against Former Director Of Schools And Franklin County School Board
In her complaint Dr. Grizzard alleges that she was harassed by Tom Holder, Maintenance Director for the school system and this harassment was reported to Dr. Edmonds, her direct supervisor, many times.
Along with 78 other allegations, Dr. Grizzard claimed that Dr. Edmonds refused to discipline or discourage the actions of Mr. Holder in any way and that Dr. Edmonds actually encouraged the actions of Mr. Holder as the two were good friends.
Mr. Holder died on Dec. 1, 2007 from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident.
Former Assistant Director of Franklin County Schools (***see below), Dr. Tammy Grizzard, has filed a complaint against Dr. Charles Edmonds, former Director of Schools and the Franklin County School Board.
The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Winchester earlier this month.
In her demand for relief, Dr. Grizzard asks she be granted a jury trial along with judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, for the sum of money determined by the jury to be sufficient to compensate them ****(what is meant by THEM? see below) for the damages she alleges in the complaint.
That she be granted a judgment against the defendants for punitive damages and she be granted a judgment against the defendants for reasonable attorney fees incurred in bringing this action.
Dr. Grizzard also asks that defendants be taxed with the cost of this civil action and any and all further and general relief as justice may require.
Acting Director of Schools Linda Foster had no comment about Dr. Grizzard's complaint.
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*** I thought Dr. Grizzard and Foster were both named asst superintendents, or something like that, at the same time. I never thought anyone was ever given title of Asst Director. Wonder if names are called in the 78 complaints? Could the cronie empire be crumbling? Maybe Tuesday's paper will print the entire document.
**** THEM? does that mean the 78 complaints? or what? who or what is meant by THEM?
Once Mrs. Tammy's cell phone records are made public we will see who started and continued the affair. She has a problem with men beside her husband. I hope all these men used condoms. Maybe Tammy needs to enroll in Dr. Nolan's health classes.
A Woman With Morals

Pinola, MS

#32 Oct 17, 2008
WHAT ABOUT TAMMY wrote:
I think that Tammy Grizzard would be a vantastic Director of Schools. She knows the cronies and who needs to go back into the classroom or just go. She knows the ones that would suck up to her and pat her on the back and tell her that they were behind her and that every thing was going to be okay and at the same time was cutting her down in front of Edmonds. Everyone that worked with Tammy will tell you that she was one of the best administrators that Franklin County every had. I understand that you didn't have to ask Tammy twice for information, she would work until the information was obtained. No wonder Edmonds wanted to get rid of her, apparently she uncovered some information on him. I doubt that Tammy would take the job but in my opinion she would be a good candidate or at lease a good person to fill in until a full time director is hired.
You are crazy. Tammy, I can only imagine how she would discipline the male teachers and support staff. I bet Jan T. wouldn't talk about her on the bull session or radio. Jan would fire Marelene for Tammy on the bull session. We for sure don't need someone will the morals of an alley cat to be Director of Schools.
amused and confused

Manchester, TN

#33 Oct 17, 2008
I doubt the board of education would want to give a job to someone who is suing them in court. LOL

I find the entire lawsuit frivolous. I can't believe some judge even allowed it to be filed. How can you say that someone was sexually harrassing you when you willingly had an affair with them?

Now more stuff about Dr. Edmonds is coming to light. I'll bet this lawsuit is part of the "other reasons" that the BOE asked him to resign. And already I see multiple reasons why neither Edmonds nor Grizzard should be in charge of our school system. I wonder if any more skeletons will come out of the closet once this trial actually begins? I'll bet they will have to move it to another city to find an impartial jury. LOL
Elevate the Discourse

United States

#35 Oct 17, 2008
amused and confused wrote:
I doubt the board of education would want to give a job to someone who is suing them in court. LOL
I find the entire lawsuit frivolous. I can't believe some judge even allowed it to be filed. How can you say that someone was sexually harrassing you when you willingly had an affair with them?
Now more stuff about Dr. Edmonds is coming to light. I'll bet this lawsuit is part of the "other reasons" that the BOE asked him to resign. And already I see multiple reasons why neither Edmonds nor Grizzard should be in charge of our school system. I wonder if any more skeletons will come out of the closet once this trial actually begins? I'll bet they will have to move it to another city to find an impartial jury. LOL
I would like a chance to read the lawsuit but I will also like to read the answers to the suit. I may not live long enough. Has there been a definite lack of moral leadership? So it would seem. I do know this. There was something terribly wrong with the school board allowing Tom Holders exwife to rant on at that board meeting.
There was something terribly wrong with all those letters from Edmonds buddies being published in the paper. Those things I saw or read.
Why are women always condemned as sluts. I believe Jesus set an example about that when a woman was being stoned. Why do Christians so easily forget this. None of you God Fearing Men or Women with Good Morals have convinced men that you are much better than any so called sinners. You make me sick with your meaness and hate. You do not know a thing except what you have seen or heard as a rumor.
FCHS teacher

Manchester, TN

#37 Oct 17, 2008
I noticed that the original blog about Dr. Edmonds has been removed from this website. I wonder if it has anything to do with the lawsuit? Or does Topix regularly delete blogs that haven't been added to for several weeks?
Elevate the Discourse

United States

#38 Oct 17, 2008
You would have to ask Topix about that but I can tell you this. I was on a Chattanooga website that wound up being about Brent Marsh (TriState Crematory.) His lawyer, Kenny Poston,who is one tough and smart lawyer put some pressure on that provider and got every persons email who had commented and read them all (hundreds). He chased down all possible threats to Brent Marsh and about six or seven outspoken ladies got an invitation to testify. They were supoenaed to testify and account for their remarks. He turned most of them into blubbering idiots on the stand. Ultimately he failed to make his point about Brent being in so much danger but those women probably will never forget that experience. My point being your server will give you up and there is no hiding from your remarks. I just spotted a blog on Topix about Dr. Edmonds and
Dr. Grizzard that had not been posted on since July--It was still there. The Edmonds blog was still there today and now gone. Interesting to say the least.
A person's life has not been threatened but certainly their livelihoods have been removed.
I think the point here is "Do not write anything on a blog or website that you would not want to be cross-examined about by that person's attorney. You are not really anonymous. That was a very high profile case with many satelite trucks gathering in the video feeds of that hearing and nationally televised. The School Board settled with Dr. Edmonds so no trial there, although he threatened. This Grizzard lawsuit has just begun, but this is an example of how gossip and finger pointing can be so harmful.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#40 Oct 19, 2008
I've been out of town a few days. Where is the other site? Why is it down? Has it been taken down due to the pending law suit? "Elevate" is right. Message board members sometimes find themselves sitting on witness stands explaining their previous untrue or nasty comments.

The teachers who spoke on the other site and only complained how they were treated by the cronie clan probably won't be called to court, but the constant-name-changing cronies who deliberately made false stmts on that blog may get invitations to appear. This trial will be worth price of admission and I plan to attend often unless there is a change of venue. That probably won't happen because transportation/lodging costs get expensive and neither side will want to burden themselves with those costs.

You gotta admit it could get amusing when some of the cronies are called to the stand. Those folks will be jumping ship about as quickly as fleas after a new application of Frontline.

Does anyone know how soon the case will be heard?
bored in FC land

Manchester, TN

#42 Oct 23, 2008
Wow, it really died in here once that lawsuit was announced. Or maybe it was "elevate's" last post.:P

This blog site is boring now. There's nothing fun to do in Franklin County now.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#43 Oct 23, 2008
The school committee meeting tonight was productive and filled with lots of positive communication between both groups. We've been wanting positive exchanges between the BOE and commission and that's what happened. It seemed both groups had a whole new positive attitude.

The folks there tonight discussed a need to improve teacher morale. Ways to do so were discussed and that topic was very upbeat and positive, too.

Seems the news said defendants have 20 days to answ the complaint so that puts it 2nd wk in November if 20 days means business days. No telling how long afterwards before answers will appear on the judicial website. Someone said it will be years before this lawsuit is heard. Heck, we'll have forgotten about it by then.

Maybe the weather will hold out long enough for the FCHS kids to have a fun homecoming and take home another win. Lets cross our fingers and wish them good luck.
Tar Baby

Pensacola, FL

#44 Oct 24, 2008
These blogs are protected by free speech. You can't threaten someone, But you can talk and gossip about what ever you want. There has been many people who have tried to sue before and it went no where.

Topix will remove blogs if you email them and tell them the terms of topix are being broken or the one who starts a topix can remove it anytime. I have done this many times. The more blogs on here the more money Topix makes off the adds you see. So topix wants all they can get.
Elevate the Discourse wrote:
You would have to ask Topix about that but I can tell you this. I was on a Chattanooga website that wound up being about Brent Marsh (TriState Crematory.) His lawyer, Kenny Poston,who is one tough and smart lawyer put some pressure on that provider and got every persons email who had commented and read them all (hundreds). He chased down all possible threats to Brent Marsh and about six or seven outspoken ladies got an invitation to testify. They were supoenaed to testify and account for their remarks. He turned most of them into blubbering idiots on the stand. Ultimately he failed to make his point about Brent being in so much danger but those women probably will never forget that experience. My point being your server will give you up and there is no hiding from your remarks. I just spotted a blog on Topix about Dr. Edmonds and
Dr. Grizzard that had not been posted on since July--It was still there. The Edmonds blog was still there today and now gone. Interesting to say the least.
A person's life has not been threatened but certainly their livelihoods have been removed.
I think the point here is "Do not write anything on a blog or website that you would not want to be cross-examined about by that person's attorney. You are not really anonymous. That was a very high profile case with many satelite trucks gathering in the video feeds of that hearing and nationally televised. The School Board settled with Dr. Edmonds so no trial there, although he threatened. This Grizzard lawsuit has just begun, but this is an example of how gossip and finger pointing can be so harmful.
Why Not

Decatur, GA

#45 Oct 26, 2008
Why not avertise for a director from Franklin County. Surely there is someone here that would make a good director. I can think of three or four right quick. CleiJo Walker would make a great director along with John and George Butler and David Carson. I personally think it is bad that the school board has not advertising inside the Franklin County School System. At least let's take a look here before we go outside the county.
3 reasons

Manchester, TN

#46 Oct 27, 2008
there are three reasons why your suggestion might not work: Nepotism, Cronyism, The Good Ole Boy Network

Still, anyone is bound to be better than what we had.
Concerned

Chicago, IL

#48 Oct 29, 2008
as the daughter who lost her father first to an affair, and then by an untimely death, I think it is appaling to know that someone who supposedly loved my father would even make those accusations about him. It was hard knowing that she convinced my father that she was going to divorce her husband, and marry him. it was even harder to go into his new house and find her pictures, tolietries, clothing, slutty little outfit, cards and several love letters that she wrote to him after he died. and the phone calls and text messages were awful to see and hear. what's worse is someone trying to profit from his untimely death. if my father harrassed her it was out of love... like anyone would do when they are trying to get the one they love back. its so sad to see a devil in disguise destroy everything you love. and she would eventually do it to another family if she had the chance. I'm glad they let my mother rant and rave to the board. If they would have listened to her when she caught my father and tammy in our cabin in july in a school vehicle during school hours maybe it would of put a stop to it then. i just hate to know that I lost my father twice and now his name is being drag down by a heartless bitch! my father gave his all to this county making sure all of our children had a safe environment to be in. i just wish i would have fought for the autopsy to see if the pep pills tammy called him about were in his system the night he wrecked. we all know he a tendency to drink a little too much at times, and witha stimulant in his system it could have been the cause of his heart attack! so to all of you that think tammy is the best thing for this county think again! maybe it will be your loved one involved next!
Concerned

Chicago, IL

#49 Oct 29, 2008
oh and if tammy is out there... how was the steak dinner my father fixed for you the night before he died. were you still convinced then that he was sexually harrassing you? i know God will give you everything you deserve in life. I pray for you, may he have mercy on you soul! I forgive you for taking him from me..
Think about it

United States

#50 Oct 30, 2008
The lawsuit is against Dr. Edmonds and the Board of Education as his employer. Edmonds handled a bad situation poorly and it escalated.
Tallahasseelassi e

Panama City, FL

#52 Oct 31, 2008
God help whoever applies for this job. The way people are attacking each other and the people in the county on here makes this a REAL ATTRACTIVE job. If an applicant from outside the county does the homework on this county, he/she will run and hide. Why would anyone want to work for people like Mike Cunningham? While I agree that Dr. Edmonds needed to go, the way the whole process was carried out was disgraceful and a turnoff to would be candidates. Maybe we should be posting reasons why a person would want to work in the county.
Think about it

United States

#53 Oct 31, 2008
Tallahasseelassie wrote:
God help whoever applies for this job. The way people are attacking each other and the people in the county on here makes this a REAL ATTRACTIVE job. If an applicant from outside the county does the homework on this county, he/she will run and hide. Why would anyone want to work for people like Mike Cunningham? While I agree that Dr. Edmonds needed to go, the way the whole process was carried out was disgraceful and a turnoff to would be candidates. Maybe we should be posting reasons why a person would want to work in the county.
And exactly how would you have carried out the dismissal of Dr. Edmonds? The fact that he left with a big chunk of money would seem to be a carrot to tangle for the next applicant.
Tallahasseelassi e

Panama City, FL

#55 Oct 31, 2008
Why would you want to hire someone that would want to leave just for a big sum of money. Seems to me that you would want someone who cares about the kids and families of the county and improving the educational system, not someone who wants a big pay day to get out of dodge.

The whole thing just reeks of a witchhunt. I'm not sure who would want to subject themselves to that kind of working environment.

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