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Bobby Inman

What really is a Pawn Shop?

October 17, 2017

I have been in the Pawn Business for 6 years of my life.  I started working for Sonny’s Pawn Shop in Sheffield, Alabama in the early 90s.  The owner, Sonny Murphy had been in business for many years.  I learned a lot from him.  So much that I based our business model around Sonny’s ideas […]

Dragon Boat Races: Practice

September 28, 2017

The Annual Dragon Boat Races are coming up this Saturday. The event will start at 9:00AM.  Sheri Wiggins from the Quad Cities Daily will be covering the races on that day.  However, I happen to be a McFarland Park Tuesday afternoon and witnessed two teams practicing for the race.  It was interesting to watch the […]

That Day

September 11, 2017

Below is the first ebook that I had published.  It was published by Amzon (Kindle) as well as Barnes and Noble (Nook) back in 2013.  I thought this would be a good day to have it published here at the Quad Cities Daily.  Remember this was written before the United States Navy Seals killed Bin […]

A sad day in country music

September 9, 2017

September 8, 2017 will be a day that will go down in history for country music.  Don Williams passed away at 78 years old.  Troy Gentry was 50 years old and was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey.  Both performers have been main stays in country music for years, Don Williams as a […]

An Interview with Johnny Collier: part 2

August 27, 2017

  This is a continuation of the article that I recently wrote about Johnny Collier.   You can the first article at this link Today Johnny and I sat down at Hammer Down and I interviewed him one on one.  I had a series of questions for him that are listed below.  His answers come after […]

The Military’s new Handgun already has Controversy

August 21, 2017

Recently the United States Army conducted testing to find a replacement for the Beretta M-9 .9mm Pistol.  The M-9 has been in service with the various Military Branches since 1985 when it replaced the 1911 .45ACP.  There was controversy back then when Beretta won the contract.  It appears now that there is controversy again. Beretta […]

Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy

August 9, 2017

On August 8, 2017, the music industry lost a legend.  Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy, passed away.  He was 81 years old.  From his web site:    “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age […]

Johnny Collier: Musician, Part 1

August 7, 2017

Let’s start this article from the beginning.  Hammer Down Gun & Pawn was helping to sponsor the Rally at the River this year.  Dallas Dorrall was the person that had designed the posters for the event.  I spoke to her on the phone a couple of times about getting our logo onto the poster.  She […]

Motorcycle Wreck On South Montgomery, Sheffield…One Dead

July 23, 2017

SHEFFIELD-On July 23, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, this reporter was traveling North on South Montgomery Ave, when we viewed that there had been a motorcycle vs. SUV wreck.  This was just past the Jack’s Restaurant, close to the Fuel City Gas Station. According  to witnesses, the driver of a four door Maroon Ford Explorer […]

Give-A-Thon for Peggy McCollum: A Review

July 17, 2017

As many of you know, my full time job is running Hammer Down Gun & Pawn.  However, I have a side job as an Investigative Reporter for the Quad Cities Daily.  Sometimes these jobs cross paths and this event is one of the times they did for a good cause.  The event was the Give-A-Thon […]

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