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Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

I am what I am...no apologies

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007, at 8:01 PM

Take me, leave me or bar me…but I'm not going to be changed from what I was when on the staff of the Times-Gazette or what I still am today.

I've seen Shelbyville and Bedford County at best and at worst. In some of our best moments, I've seen everyone put aside personal differences and work together to get the job done…and been there during horrible crimes that resulted in nationwide and even worldwide attention.

Over the years I've given many pats on the back and don't regret that I've wrinkled a few stuffed shirts now and then.

We really need the Times-Gazette blogs. Sure, there are some bumps in the path and we don't need personal attacks or borderline obscenities. Those who resort to such tactics should and must be banned. Of course we're all guilty of getting off the primary subject and into other areas…just as most conversations of any length will go.

That is one side of this issue. The other side involves the stuffed shirts who consider themselves the ultimate authority on everything..

No problem can be fixed by picking up your toys and going home.

That being said I wish to mention the one thing I meant to put in my blog today. About one month or so ago, I mentioned Edward Joseph McGee, the young man who murdered two little girls in the old city dump off Sims Road in December, 1966, was due to complete his sentence (he only went to trial for one of the murders) July 27, 2009. Prison officials told me at that time his release date could be earlier as he accumulates good time.

As of Saturday, his release date was listed as July 12, 2009 on the Tennessee Department of Corrections website. To me this indicates as long as he stays out of trouble he is accumulating one day of good time for every two days served..

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Hello Bo

Just remember that a person is generally part of the problem or part of the cure.

Thank you for all your years working for all of us

A Friend

-- Posted by VikingSupporter on Mon, Oct 22, 2007, at 8:35 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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