Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Recent Flag Desecration at Wilson School




It's almost Memorial Day, a day that we fly the flag at half-staff to honor those who gave their lives for their country. Just a mere few weeks ago, some in the Wilson School area attempted to shanghai the school's flag and lower it to half-staff to honor three children who had perished in an accident. Even after the school's principal returned the flag to its proper position, some idiot went back and re-lowered Old Glory, making a mockery of one of our nation's highest symbols. 

In case you've missed some of our previous comments on this, here's a pithy excerpt from the National Flag Foundation:

"FLYING THE FLAG AT HALF-STAFF: The pertinent section of the Flag Code says, "by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

In the event of the death a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that state, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff." The code also includes other related details including the specific length of time during which the flag should be displayed at half-staff, in the event of the death of a "principal figure"(e.g., 30 days for the death of a sitting or former President, 10 days for the death of a sitting Vice-President,etc.)

GOOD-FAITH MISUNDERSTANDINGS: Although the code is actually pretty clear, confusion continues to occur. For example, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno recently ordered the American Flag flown at half-staff on all U.S. Department of Justice buildings, in honor of several DEA agents who had died. While NFF understands this gesture, the Flag Code does not give Attorney General Reno the authority to issue that order. Closer to NFF's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home, Mayor Tom Murphy ordered all flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of a plane crash. Here again, a well-intentioned gesture, but one for which no authority exists. NFF points out these "good-faith misunderstandings" not to criticize or embarrass anyone, but rather to head off a growing trivialization of this memorial salute, and to preserve the dignity and significance of flying the U.S. flag at half-staff. To any readers who may think that NFF is insensitive for raising these breaches of etiquette, please be assured that our motives are pure. We grieve these human loses deeply; however, we believe proper respect for our flag must be maintained - no matter the circumstances."

But of course, some of those in the Wilson/Zip City area felt justified because it felt good. And if it feels good, do it. That's the world we live in today. Respect is only for ourselves, not for others, but rules are always for others, not ourselves.

While we hope there is no such tragedy in the future, if there should be, let's try to do better, shall we?








Friday, May 25, 2018

The Baptist Preacher Wore Green?


And when the radical priest
Come to get me released
We was all on the cover of Newsweek

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You should be thankful if you don't remember radical priests. If you're not, don't despair, you in Lexington have your radical Baptist preachers who stand up in board of education meetings avowing what a wonderful asset they would have been to the baseball team if only they'd been allowed. Just like Jesus would have done. 

Then we have the pedophile band leaders...nuff said. It seems good does triumph over evil at least some of the time. 





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From satire to a much more serious theme. Florence now has another unsolved murder. From what we gather, Jose' D'Leon had lived in the area for around three years. He had no family here. That's never an asset in a murder case...no one to care or no one local to hold anyone's feet to the fire.

Should we expect forensics to take a year? It's possible. Should we expect any arrestee to be given a sweetheart deal of only a year in jail? That's also possible.

There are even worse case scenarios, but we'll save those for later. In the mean time, pray for the Florence CID. Pray for the families of Jose' D'Leon and Andrea Forbes. They want answers. They should get them.


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We've recently been asked about the murder over a decade ago of Jermaine Willie Koger. He was murdered in his cousin's West Florence home the day before he was to testify in an assault case. FPD investigators said the two crimes weren't connected.

We can't answer our reader's question about the investigation, but perhaps one of you can. Was Willie Koger's killer ever caught? We can find no record of it, but sometimes old newspaper articles are elusive. We appreciate any information you can give us.









Thursday, May 24, 2018

Get Your Moulton Scorecards Here!


First, we have a doozie of a correction about Angel Sanders/Annalisa Gilliespie. We had previously indicated that Gillespie was the domestic violence victim since she is the one who ostensibly married McWhorter, but no. It seems that only Sanders had filed domestic violence charges against McWhorter. She then attempted to ensure her honeybunch remained free by announcing that they were to marry. One week later, McWhorter did marry...Ms. Gillespie. 

No wonder Sanders shot Gillespie; we'll assume she was actually aiming for McWhorter. Still no arrests in the shooting. Will there be an update? Nothing is ever a given, but we're tempted to answer "Can a fish swim?"


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In case you missed it, Roy Moore's attorney postponed his news conference...for a few months. We have no idea what this means, but unfortunately, we're sure we'll find out.



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We're officially endorsing John McMillan for State Treasurer. McMillan has served the state for years not only well, but without a trace of scandal. You have to admit that's an unusual record in Alabama.








Wednesday, May 23, 2018

More Roy Moore - Get Your Garlic


* Roy Moore plans to hold another news conference tomorrow at which he will announce more lawsuits. We're wondering if the Washington Post will be the target this time...some very deep pockets there.



* Ryan Tolliver Johnson has been denied youthful offender status in his pending manslaughter case. So...you're 20 and think you're man enough to drink, albeit illegally, think you're smart enough to drive an illegal vehicle on a public roadway and not get caught, think you can handle both the alcohol and the vehicle and you kill someone, but you should be given special privileges? Really, Ryan? Did you receive a head injury in that deadly crash you personally caused?

* A reader commented yesterday that the Muscle Shoals Observer should give Hunter Morris a chance to turn the high school baseball team around. We think he missed the salient point. It wasn't that Morris wasn't qualified, but that he got his job by an accident of birth (he's the mayor's nephew).

* We have another local hero - David Lovelace. Mr. Lovelace is a Lauderdale landfill employee who has been salvaging desecrated flags in order to dispose of them properly. We'll be doing a special segment on Memorial Day that will touch on honoring Old Glory, flag desecration, and the thuggery that went on recently among some Wilson School parents/supporters that even branched out to include a former Alabama legislator. Remember, if it feels good do it! Sadly, a large percentage of our population feels just that way.

* By popular demand, we'll be updating our Tim McWhorter story tomorrow. Everyone stock up on popcorn and migraine meds.






Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Who Is Hunter Morris?


Scratch my back...I’ll scratch yours…:

Hunter Morris named new Baseball Coach at Muscle Shoals High School
Morris comes to Muscle Shoals after a couple years coaching at the college level. A former minor league first baseman, Morris was a student assistant in 2017 at Auburn and currently is a volunteer assistant at Samford. “I think for me it’s going to be a great experience this summer to come in and experience whatever those challenges are first-hand and just try to right the ship and point this thing in the right direction,” Morris said.
Morris graduated from Huntsville’s Grissom High in 2007 and he has faMily in the Shoals area.


Well, we wondered who Mr. Morris’s faMily was so we asked a former member of Coach Basden’s staff. Lo and behold, his uncle is none other than the infamous Mayor David Bradford.
 


So it all makes sense now.

Dr. Lindsey asks for $200k to supplement the bond issue…DONE.

Dr. Lindsey asks for a referendum to place an additional 5 mils of tax on the citizens…DONE.

Mayor Bradford asks for his nephew to be named as the new University of Muscle Shoals baseball coach...DONE!

BTW, it was noted what subjects Coach Green would be teaching but didn’t mention Coach Morris. According to a former coach, Mr. Morris doesn’t have teaching credentials. Is this true? Not a requirement though because most coaches at the University of Muscle Shoals don’t teach either.  

Yep, you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours… It’s the Muscle Shoals faMily way…unless of course you’re an African American, a real teacher with real credentials and are named teacher of the year…then we fire you and listen to the Mayor and Four Dwarfs tell how they have no power concerning the BOE (can’t blame Councilman Hall because he’s for doing the right thing).     



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Monday, May 21, 2018

Dynasty Moulton Style a/k/a Tim Does Half of Lawrence County


We now continue our story of disgraced former Lawrence County Sheriff's Department chief of staff Tim McWhorter, offering a few addenda as we go:

We've received specific information as to the dates of Tim McWhorter's marriage to his first wife Jennifer Louise Peety. TM and Miss Peety were wed in June 1999 and remained legally married until April 26th of this year and are the parents of a son. The official dissolution of his marriage was three months after TM was placed on leave with the sheriff's department. It was also several months after he became engaged to his erstwhile fiancee' Angel Elizabeth Sanders, with whom he set up housekeeping. A source close to the couple has related that the two met in November 2017, and TM immediately moved in. After all, good home cookin' is hard to find, and McWhorter and his wife had reportedly lived apart since 2013.




Miss Sanders, 34, must have had a most unpleasant surprise when in February of this year a woman from Decatur filed domestic violence charges against the now former deputy. Who was this woman and where did she come from?

According to sources close to TM, Annalisa Michelle Richardson Gillespie had conducted an ongoing affair with TM for around nine years, producing three sons. Our questions now are: Why did it take Jennifer McWhorter so long to divorce her husband? And doesn't anyone out there know what birth control is?

The story becomes even more bizarre when in April, Gillespie filed a second set of domestic violence charges against TM, alleging among other things that he crushed a beer can on her head. By this time TM and Sanders had problems of their own. AS is now alleging that she also is the victim of domestic violence and that TM stole $4,000.00 from her. TM is scheduled to face those charges during an August court date.

While back at the bordello, uh, ranch house, Gillespie in early May dropped her two complaints against TM and announced that the two were going to marry. This is the point where our readers should be thinking of the old saw about "walking around sense," not to mention morals.

Now we come to last Thursday when BuzzFeed did a story on a Latino contract killer known as the Black Hand. The hit man had murdered a man in Lawrence County and also placed TM on his list of targets. Why? It seems that during the investigation into the contact killing, TM had questioned the Black Hand's granddaughter and allegedly hit on her...not in the violent way. We don't know about you folks, but Shoalanda herself gave up trying to juggle that many romantic relationships midway through college. It's called growing up. 

If TM thought he had been the subject of media scrutiny on Thursday morning, that was nothing compared to the events of Thursday night when former fiancee' Angel Sanders went to TM's cabinet shop located just outside Moulton. She took a gun along on her visit. Pregnant pause.

We have no real idea why AS took the gun with her, so we'll leave the speculative comments we've received out of this. We do know that once at the cabinet shop she encountered not only McWhorter, but his longtime mistress Gillespie. Accounts here begin to vary, but we do know that Angel shot Annalisa, who was treated and released at a local hospital. 

Authorities still have not pressed charges against AS who has claimed self defense. ALEA is investigating due to TM's former position as a deputy. Wait, don't put that popcorn down...

AL.com, always attune to a salacious story, contacted the victim. During the phone interview, Annalisa Gillespie announced that she and TM were recently married. Were they?

Family members of TW posted their surprise on Facebook. Some Lawrence County readers have suggested to us that there is no record of the marriage. Married or no, Tim McWhorter still faces not only Angel Sanders' charges in Morgan County, but the investigation into missing items at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is also ongoing. We've received a great deal of info on other charges that may be brought against TM by the state, but we'll wait for the official ALEA report to address them.

We suggest TM, who always seems to need money, contact an agent. Cable television is more than ready for this story.









Sunday, May 20, 2018

Walt Maddox Monday Night!


Don't forget that Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox will be speaking Monday night at the IUOE hall at 405 Dr Hicks Blvd. in Florence on May 21st. Doors will open at 6 pm. Anyone interested in Walt's positions can visit his website at: www.waltmaddox.com.  Walt is a "middle of the road" Democrat. His positions on issues show a bi-partisan attitude. 

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Let's all take an objective look at each candidate. Together, we can make Alabama a two-party state again. That doesn't mean "liberal." That means a middle of the road state that is moving forward into the 21st Century, not stuck in 1925.

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Let's also work to bring honesty to each party. We're hearing of more stolen campaign signs, especially in Colbert County. Not all "feel good" acts are illegal, some are simply immoral or flout authority (see public institutions desecrating the flag).

However, stealing is definitely a crime. If you see or have video of anyone taking political signs from yards or other private areas, report it. Name names and call the person whose sign was taken. You don't have to support that candidate. You should do this simply because you're honest!





Saturday, May 19, 2018

Campaigning at the Taxpayers' Expense?


This is taken from Mr. Ed Bowman's Facebook page, with his permission:

Before I even consider voting for someone, I do a very good job of looking into that person. I’ve been fooled too many times before. Let’s take a look at just one for right now. 

Sharica Shaw Long for Colbert County Circuit Clerk. Several months ago I went to her campaign Facebook page to understand her stance on different issues and started noticing some things that were odd. Most of her posts were during work hours, at her present job, The Colbert County Revenue Commissioners Office. So, I decided to visit the courthouse on several occasions and see if my suspicions were true, that she was using Revenue Commissioners Office computers 1. On taxpayers time and 2. To advance her campaign. 


It has come to my attention that she is indeed using the Revenue Commissioners Office computers for her campaign, and doing it during her work hours. Also has campaign pictures and Republican Women of the Shoals book on her work desk. Not only is this MORALLY WRONG, but it is also AGAINST THE LAW!

I think it is grounds for immediate termination from the Revenue Commissioners Office and also for her to withdraw seeking office for Circuit Clerk. I also think that State Officials need to do a thorough investigation into this, and find out who in the Revenue Commissioners Office knew about this and allowed her to violate our trust! So, I will NOT be voting for Sharica Shaw Long for Colbert County Circuit Clerk.



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We understand the gives and takes of a job. Many office workers take their breaks each day or part of their lunch hour at their office computer, checking their e-Bay or even reading blogs. (Goodness!) There's really nothing wrong with that. Some work over without pay, so if they have the need to do other things at a later date while on the clock, we have no problem with that either.


We do have a problem with campaigning at work, with using equipment paid for by taxpayers to run a political campaign against someone who might not have that advantage at his or her job. We thank Mr. Bowman for pointing this out to the voters of Colbert County.





Friday, May 18, 2018

Dynasty Moulton Style a/k/a the Tim McWhorter Story


Timothy Lyndon McWhorter is a 38 year-old northwest Alabama man who seems destined to have his own Lifetime movie...or perhaps his story would be more suited to the ID Channel. McWhorter's sad tale might be best presented by our friend and chronicler of crime Nick Ireland, but we'll do our best to bring this tawdry story to Internet life.

This is Tim McWhorter:




McWhorter graduated from High School c. 1998.

At some point, TM married Jennifer Louise (maiden name unknown). They presumably had children together, but from FB posts, these familial ties are so jumbled that it's impossible to tell Mama's Baby from Daddy's Maybe.

In 2003, TM was working as a Lawrence County deputy when he failed to yield the right of way at an intersection in Moulton, striking a vehicle with several passengers and seriously injuring the driver. McWhorter admitted that he had not activated his blue lights or siren, but claimed he had just received a call out, in other words, he was immune from prosecution. The Alabama Supreme Court agreed with McWhorter, who had dodged his first bullet.

In 2007, TM was made head of the property division of the sheriff's department, a position that would later lead to his downfall.

By 2012, TM was a captain in the sheriff's office when he gave a statement at a news conference concerning a Lawrence County High School student who had threatened a shoot-em-up.

By January 2018, TM was called the "Chief of Staff" at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. We may consider that quite a big title for such a small department. In comparison, Lauderdale and Colbert have only a "Chief Deputy."

Now Tim McWhorter was again in the news, but not for anything good. He had been placed on leave due to discrepancies in the property department of which he was still overseer. TM issued a press release that he had done nothing wrong.

As hard as it must have been to accept this speed bump in his career, TM was now divorced and his personal life was about to go off the rails completely.


To be continued...








Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sex Enters the Governor's Race or Why Scott Dawson is a Royal D*****bag


For those who may be living on Mars, Scott Dawson is a Republican candidate for governor. He's also what the press calls an "evangelical minister" associated with the Baptist Church. All you Baptists out there should now be thinking "why us?"

In the Republican primary, sitting governor Kay Ivey is the one to beat. In fact, we'll just go ahead and endorse her now for that primary, a primary in which not one of the candidates had the cajones to denounce Roy Moore. Sad, isn't it?

When Ivey came to be governor due to the uncontrolled lusts of a once seemingly happily married man (sorry, all you Baptists out there), we assumed she was divorced or widowed. It turns out that she has been divorced twice. Let's be clear, we're not looking into her bedroom and hope she's not looking into ours. While all of us who write here are quite happily heterosexual, that doesn't mean we think anyone who is homosexual can't be an asset to our government. We really don't care that much if Ivey is gay. She says she's not, so that should be the end of it.

That didn't seem to be the end of it for Scott Dawson who had told some associates that he was going to out Ivey. He apparently thought better of it, and his whirlwind "Revelation" tour turned out to be a dud. Hmmm, just like Dawson.


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That brings us to the Democrats. We're going to endorse Walt Maddox while we're in an endorsing mood. He'll be in the Shoals soon, so listen to what he has to say. We're pretty sure he'll get quite a few votes even if the only plank in his platform was "I didn't support Roy Moore."





Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Franklin Citizens Call Doc Larry a Liar


Our regular readers know that we have previously endorsed Eric Aycock for the Republican nomination in state senate District 6. One of his two opponents is the current senator Larry Stutts MD. The incumbent is memorable more for his shortcomings than his accomplishments, having been named AL.com's Scumbag of the Year two years ago. Now, some of his Franklin County constituents are calling him a bald faced liar.

It seems that in 2015, Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow (yes, our Johnny Mack) sponsored a bill in the House that would fund Franklin County volunteer fire departments. It passed the House, and then needed to be approved by the Senate. So of course ol' Doc Larry supported it? Uh, no, he didn't. 

When some local Franklin County men became aware of Doc Larry's opposition to the bill, they visited him in Montgomery. Joe Mansell, Tony Armstrong, and Michael Moomaw personally contacted Stutts who had initially said he had "bigger fish to fry" than supporting a small time Franklin County bill. After managing to confront Stutts three times in one day, Mansell, Armstrong, and Moomaw managed to convince the state senator to sign off on the bill, effectively assuring its passage. 

Fast forward three years, and Stutts said at a recent political rally in East Franklin that he had been a supporter of the bill from the beginning. Many Franklin County residents are livid with ol' Doc Larry, while others are simply watching for new nose growth. We're sure our Johnny Mack is a mite happy himself.


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Dems Reaction to Larry's Lies


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What were Doc. Larry's bigger fish? A bill to clarify exactly where UNA is located and a bill to prohibit the sale of fetal tissue, an already illegal act under current law. Well...ol' Doc Larry thought it would have looked good on his resume'.


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We grow more and more weary of our legislature passing laws that are already on the books. If one could bottle wasted time and sell it, every entrepreneur in the state would move to Montgomery.









Tuesday, May 15, 2018

When Did Shoals Community Clinic Change Its Name?


According to a Tom Smith article from today's TD, the Shoals Community Clinic is now the Shoals Free Clinic. So does that mean Bonita McCay has ceased charging the co-pay (the last figure we saw was twenty dollars)?

Make no mistake, the co-pay is cheap for those with no insurance, but the clinic has never been free before. So is this a new policy or just one of the many things Tom Smith manages to get wrong in his TD articles? Or look good propaganda by McCay and the clinic?

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Running Scared?

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Stealing signs? We hope District 6 Senate candidate Eric Aycock has captured the crooks on video and prosecutes to the fullest!




Monday, May 14, 2018

Get the Drunks Off the Highway




Laudedale County: The young woman had her hands full taking care of a husband and two grown stepchildren. Then her mother died, and she had to care for her father as well. If one drink helped, wouldn't two be better? Then a drive to calm her down some more. Happy ending? No, a DUI.

Colbert County: The cop stopped an educator, then called his chief. Bottom line: No DUI and the educator got a free ride...and the chance to drive drunk again.

Franklin County: The teacher was drunk at a council meeting. Arrest followed, but...a coach drove drunk and got a free ride home – see Colbert County.

How many DUIs are not ever reported by police? We're going to assume many. We've been asked recently to give the Shoals Democratic Club some publicity. So here it is:


Our advice? A rehab facility for Stutts and a new SDC prexy.




Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mothers Day 2018


Mothers Day is a sad day for many who no longer have their loved ones beside them. Be kind and loving to those you do have while you have them.



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Saturday, May 12, 2018

"I'm a Good Mama/Daddy"/Rob Manzanares


Are you a good parent? We don't know whether to laugh or cry at the memory of a story we heard a few years ago. A young man who had fathered three children by three different women had been murdered. This man hadn't been married to any of his "baby mamas" and had been in prison the past five years. Yet, his friends universally called him a good daddy who loved his children, the oldest of whom was seven.



This man was an ill-educated drop out. We may not have expected more from him, but how about those we consider the intelligentsia? Perhaps you've read of a man named Rob Manzanares? He's a professional man with more than one degree. Apparently he calls himself a devout Catholic. What kind of father would he make?

Approximately 11 years ago, Manzanares ended a relationship with a woman over religious differences. Obviously, Rob hadn't bothered to check before entering into a a very personal relationship with her. His girlfriend is sometimes called his "wife," but they were never married. The girlfriend was pregnant and was visiting her sister's family in Utah when she went into labor. Utah is considered a state very friendly to adoption, so the woman gave up the child...ten years ago.

Some time later, Manzarnares began trying to get custody of the child, no matter that the child now had two loving and legal parents. He said he would be a great father. Would he? Guess what...he now had another girlfriend, and for all Rob's intelligence and degrees, this woman to whom he wasn't married (and still isn't) also became pregnant. That little fact didn't stop Rob from trying to legally kidnap the first child.

Flash forward to today, ten years later, and Rob is still trying to wrench the Utah child from her parents. Wonderful guy, isn't he? No, he's on the same level of a local man who did almost exactly the same thing a few years ago. Thank God the courts ended the Killen man's quest for a child he didn't need and probably didn't really want.

Unfortunately, Utah courts have let Rob Manazanares' case play out over a decade. A Facebook page that wants to bring the Utah child "home" is run by a woman who states she has four illegitimate children, but is a "good mama." We have no idea what kind of mama she is, but she obviously has poor taste in men and no conception of how to prevent another meaning of that word. 

So as Mother's Day approaches, please remember: A child is neither a doll to be had on whim nor a dog's pull toy. Parenthood shouldn't be about you; it should be about the child whom God intended to have two loving parents.





Friday, May 11, 2018

How to Embezzle without Husband's Knowledge?


From a reader:

I read the Muscle Shoals Oberver's blog yesterday and it reminded me of a friend. She too worked for an Alabama county, but one far to the south of the Shoals. She had been embezzling for years while divorced and when she married her second husband, she just kept on.

After she was caught, I heard several people say that her husband had to know. Did he? How many men know a real Rolex from a fake, or even know what the brand is on their wives' watch or clothes? This couple had purchased an old house cheap and were redoing it. How many men know $25/roll wall paper from $250.00/roll wall paper? 

So this Muscle Shoals admin might not know too much about his wife. It's a real possibility.


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We had at least one question about a bank giving this couple a loan. Are we sure they had a loan? The husband may have left the finances up to the wife and had no idea what the new home cost or how she paid for it.

Franklin County doesn't subscribe to Delta property records, so we have no idea how much the house was valued at. No matter, it would be hard to prove complicity, and we assume that the former Franklin County administrator took full responsibility for the scheme she used to embezzle funds. 

On a side note, while the husband did resign from a church position, the wife's father has not done the same concerning his position on the county commission. Ah, power is a heady drug...





Thursday, May 10, 2018

News from the Muscle Shoals Observer - Part I


For several months, we've published some comments from a Muscle Shoals parent. Now the parent, whom we've dubbed the Muscle Shoals Observer, has begun a series on the administrators in the Muscle Shoals school system.

Today we're publishing the first installment. This is an acerbic piece, and we neither agree nor disagree with the MSO. Two of our regular contributors do live in Muscle Shoals, but most of us do not and have no knowledge of the inside workings of the system.

As always, we happily publish rebuttals...


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The Backside of Muscle Shoals?


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MUSCLE SHOALS CITY SCHOOLS REALLY KNOW HOW TO PICK ADMINISTRATORS 

(More to come in the following days on other administrators in the system)




Crista Madden, an accountant who worked for two Alabama counties has been arrested and pleaded guilty for using her position to steal more than $700,000 during the past decade.  Christa Madden is the wife of Muscle Shoals High School Assistant Principal, Jeff Madden.  School Superintendent Brian Lindsey allegedly questioned Jeff Madden about his knowledge concerning the theft of $700,000 by his wife.  Jeff Madden states he had absolutely no knowledge of his wife’s wrongdoing.
Now let’s look at the facts… Jeff and Christa Madden built a showplace home estimated to be worth over $750,000.  So, a Muscle Shoals Assistant Principal and Franklin County employee whose combined income probably isn’t over $150,000 / year can afford a $750,000 home?  Do the math folks. These two are supposedly married and Mr. Madden claims no knowledge of this huge monetary indiscretion…REALLY?
Without a doubt, Mr. Madden must be a product of the Muscle Shoals High School Mathematics Department if he truly has no knowledge of his wife’s theft of over $700,000. Although it is common knowledge (pardon the pun) that Muscle Shoals graduates who go to college expect to have remedial math before the colleges put our students in a college math class.  But maybe this is the new Common Core math that we haven’t been taught yet. We’re sure Supt. Lindsey will have an answer to fit the situation so we’ll just wait and see…



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Our opinion of the house? In for a penny, in for a pound?