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Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at 8:56 AM

As it was noted yesterday, my fellow co-workers and I picked up a variety of awards this weekend from the Tennessee Press Association and the Associated Press, which included the Malcolm Law Award for Investigative Journalism for my series about Somalis in Shelbyville.

I'd like to thank the T-G and acting editor John Carney for giving me the time to work on the series last December. I'd also would like to extend thanks to all those readers who supported me during that time of vicious criticism from various disgruntled circles.

I have to thank the T-G again for actually publishing the series. During the week we ran the stories, I heard from more than one person who said that many newspapers wouldn't have the guts to print what I compiled.

While my award is not as large or distracting as the major one pictured above, it means a whole lot to me. And I don't think Ralphie's mom will "accidentally" smash to pieces when displayed.

Again, thanks to everyone.

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Thank you for bringing to light an issue that most were afraid to touch. I was a critic at first but after reading the whole series then I appreciated what you wrote and the points you made.

Speaking of points, look in today's blotter.

* Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed, 52, Anthony Lane; public intoxication; released, $250 bond

* Jamal J. Mohamed, 22, Anthony Lane; DUI; held, $1,000 bond

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Jul 22, 2008, at 10:31 AM

I think I might have missed it...how can I read about it...I might have read it I really am not sure...but would like to read it in case I missed it....

-- Posted by rebelrose on Tue, Jul 22, 2008, at 3:37 PM

Here's the link:


Start at the bottom of the page and work your way up to keep the stories in chronological order.

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Wed, Jul 23, 2008, at 8:30 AM

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