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He will be missed

This afternoon in Thomson, Georgia high school football coaching legend Luther Welsh will be honored during a retirement party by hundreds -- heck, possibly thousands -- who will come from far and wide to pay homage to the man who's impacted so many in countless ways over the years. There will be laughter. There will be celebration. And most certainly a few tears. Because after 55 years of sacrifice and dedication Welsh has given to the game, the 78-year coach says he's finally ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of his life. But before he does that, each person who Welsh has touched wants to be sure to let him know how much they mean to him on an occasion that will be dubbed in Thomson as "Luther Welsh Day."


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