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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 […]


Simple Man: Lynyrd Skynyrd: Part 1

July 10, 2017

I have always been a huge reader.  I read about 3-4 books a week.  Mostly are action-adventure, western with an occasional biography.  However, there are few books that just “blow my mind.”  Here is one of them.  Recently I read a book called Lynyrd Skynyrd: Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock.   It is written […]


The old railroad bridge

June 27, 2017

Last Sunday was a bright and sunny day.  Lisa and the kiddos were up and I made the suggestion of going to the Old Railroad Bridge located in Sheffield, Alabama.  None of them had ever been so we went.  If you are not familiar with the Old Railroad Bridge, it is behind the condos just […]


It’s summer. Lets go shooting!

June 21, 2017

It’s that time of the year again.  Summertime.  The kiddos are out of school.  The weather is warm.   The days are longer.  You want to do something on your off days.  I have an idea.  Let’s go shooting.   To go further, let’s take someone that might have never gone or have limited exposure to the […]


Adam West: The passing of Batman

June 10, 2017

On June 10, 2017, America lost an Icon of Film and Television.  Adam West passed away.  West is famous for portraying Batman.  He is the first Batman that I knew.  I remember watching him in the live action television show as I grew up.  He died after a battle with Leukemia. Adam West was born […]


24 Legacy: A Review

June 10, 2017

It is a familiar sound.  The clock counts the seconds.  One 24 hour day when everything basically is turned upside down.  There is a threat to America and one person has to stop that threat.  First it was Jack Bauer.  Bauer protected the United States through eight seasons on Fox.  24 was one of the […]


Greg Allman

May 28, 2017

On May 27, 2017, the Music Industry lost an icon.  Greg Allman passed away.  Greg was part of the Allman Brothers Band with his brother Duane. Gregory Lenoir Allman was born on December 8, 1947, in Nashville, Tennessee.  Greg worked delivering papers to purchase a Silvertone Guitar.  He was part of several bands, along with […]


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