Folks, according to a source this morning an employee inside the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office was asked by one of the sheriff's close family members if they were going to walk out at midnight when Sheriff-Elect Max Sanders takes over. The answer: Yes. We were told the name of the family member but will not name the person. What is that about? We were told that since November 6th Sheriff Gene Mitchell has yet to answer or return a single phone call or text from Sheriff-Elect Max Sanders. If that is true it sounds like Mitchell is a poor sport and even more unprofessional than most people thought. If the sheriff-elect has tried repeatedly to communicate with him to try and organize a smooth transition that is very disappointing. If the sheriff and or someone within his family is encouraging people to walk out and the leave the new sheriff without employees that is very troubling. Makes you want to vomit.