"On a recent research trip to Arizona and New Mexico, our own writer Willie G Moseley presented a copy of his father's autobiography, FOREVER BLUE: The Memoirs of a Lanier High School and University of Kentucky Coach to the University of New Mexico Athletic Department.
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(Andrew J. Yawn, Montgomery Advertiser 3:07 p.m. CDT March 23, 2016)
Former Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall died in his sleep Wednesday morning at the age of 65, after a year and a half bout with cancer.
Marshall served as sheriff for 16 years after a 20-year career with the Montgomery Police Department. Montgomery County Chief Deputy Kevin Murphy has known Marshall since 1986, when Marshall was his supervisor in robbery/homicide at the MPD.
"He was a good law man," Murphy said. "He knew streets. He knew people. He could work a case, solve it. He was a phenomenal investigator and a good guy."
Murphy said Marshall was committed to law enforcement but was also great with people. Marshall could put a name to a face and never forget it. Besides going fishing occasionally, Marshall could often be found on the job. As Murphy said, law enforcement was Marshall's life.
"D.T. wasn't the kind of guy who took off a lot. He'd be (at the office) on weekends and late at night. This was his life. This was his family," Murphy said.
Montgomery native takes command of US Navy destroyer
Sherry Bradley, Special to the Advertiser 2:49 p.m. CDT October 2, 2015
Commander Walter Mainor, a native of Montgomery, took command of the navy guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence on June 11. Commander Mainor is the son of Myrtle Mainor and the late Walter Mainor and the grandson of Ovetta Caver.
Mainor graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and enlisted in the Navy in June of 1987, where he served as a Sonar Technician Submarines in USS Francis Scott Key. He graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and received a Master of Business Administration degree in 2005.
Commander Walter Mainor, a native of Montgomery and graduate of Sidney Lanier High School, took command of the navy guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence Sidney on June 11.(Photo: Contributed/U.S. Navy)