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Secret Service Arrested Local Man for Threats Against Officials

A Perry County man is facing federal charges for death threats against government officials—including President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and former President Donald Trump—along with saying he planned to blow up the White House. Milo Jeffrey Monroe, 58, of Lobelville, sent emails and made online posts between June 2019 and August…

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AMERICORPS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Do you have a spare hour or two that you would like to share as a blessing to others? AmeriCorps Seniors could certainly use some volunteer help at several places in the county, performing a variety of functions. The Linden and Lobelville Senior Centers would both appreciate your help in delivering hot meals to shut-ins.…

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E-911 DISPATCHERS USE NEW TRAINING TO SAVE LIVES

Being prepared and ready to help in emergency situations is key to a successful E911 response effort—and local dispatchers have had opportunities to put new training to the test. The Tennessee legislature passed a law last year requiring all staff at centers that answer 911 calls to receive three hours of online training in assisting…

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$10,000 REWARD: ZADAKAUS MISSING PERSON CASE

Authorities are hoping that a reward incentive might lead to information on a missing person case. Sheriff Nick Weems announced this week that $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest or information on the whereabouts of Roseanna Zadakaus, 77, who has been missing since March 31, 2021, after last being seen at…

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LAWRENCE MURDER: CRIME SOLVING TECHNOLOGY THEN AND NOW

RANDY MACKIN REVIEW Editor When evidence was first collected in the Robbie Lawrence murder case thirty-seven years, investigator used the most advanced technology in processing it—including lifting of prints from Lawrence’s own Remington 30.06 rifle the killer used to commit the crime. Developing prints using the super glue method was relatively new, having only been…

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LAWRENCE MURDER: WHAT EVIDENCE REVEALS ABOUT TBI’S ‘PRIME SUSPECT’

RANDY MACKIN REVIEW Editor If the May 1, 1984 election—just five days after the murder of Robbie Lawrence—was any indication, the voting public had made up its mind about a suspect. Despite being the only living candidate on the ballot, Anthony Haston lost in a landslide defeat to write-in candidate Lannie Dedrick, then principal at…

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LAWRENCE MURDER: WHAT INVESTIGATION REVEALS ABOUT THE SCENE & THE KILLER

RANDY MACKIN REVIEW Editor The investigation into the April 26, 1984 murder of Robbie Lawrence provides interesting details about the crime and the perpetrator. As reported last week, Sheriff Nick Weems has enlisted the TBI in a new effort to solve the crime using the latest technology that matches DNA evidence through genealogy records, with…

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LAWRENCE MURDER: LATEST TECHNOLOGY BEING EMPLOYED TO SOLVE 37-YEAR OLD COLD CASE

RANDY MACKIN REVIEW Editor Thirty-seven years ago—and months before his thirty-seventh birthday—local educator and Superintendent of Schools candidate Robbie Lawrence was murdered in his Linden home. Authorities questioned more than a hundred people, followed up on leads, and administered polygraphs to dozens of individuals, but no arrests were ever made, and no suspects were ever…

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SUBMIT YOUR 5 GENERATION PHOTOS

People who perform genealogy work—either for themselves or others—will tell you how much they depend on newspapers for information. From birthday parties to obituaries, newspapers offer a valuable resource that often provides a critical ink when connecting one family name to another. In that light, the Buffalo River Review is reaching out to local families…

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PERRY COUNTY BUSINESSES: SEND IN YOUR PROFILE

The Buffalo River Review is surveying Perry County businesses, asking for a profile that can be used for an ongoing feature in the newspaper. One business will be featured each week in the order that information is received, with a photograph you provide (high resolution jpg only, please), or we can make a photo for…

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