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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 8:02 pm

Police ID man found
dead in Clarksville
CLARKSVILLE (AP) — The body of a man found in Clarksville has been identified as a 54-year-old man who was reported missing.
Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll said in a news release that the man has been identified as Gene Raymond Moody of Clarksville.
His body was found under a TVA power line tower earlier this week by all-terrain vehicle riders. He was reported missing on Dec. 30.
Knoll said there has not been any indication that the death was a homicide.
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WWI soldier statue rededicated
CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A community effort in Clarksville has culminated in the rededication of a refurbished statue honoring soldiers of World War I.
The city’s Doughboy statue was unveiled anew Thursday by the children of famed WWI soldier Alvin C. York of Tennessee — George Edward York and Betsy York Lowery.
About $35,000 was raised to repair and move the badly damaged statue in an effort spearheaded by the city’s daily newspaper, The Leaf-Chronicle.
A new head was made for the statue and its rifle replaced. The statue was also moved to Legion Street, which was named in honor of soldiers from “the Great War.”
Officials of the city and the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, took part in the ceremony.
Published in The Messenger 4.16.10

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