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LOST & FOUND — James Ray Collins (left) of Red Bay, Ala., who lived in Obion County as a youngster, recently had a special meeting with David Purser of Killen, Ala. Purser, a metal-detecting enthusiast, found Collins’ 1992 Black Oak Elementary junior high ring some 20 to 25 years ago and had searched in vain for its owner many years ago. He took his search to social media last year, a decision which earlier this month resulted in the discovery that Collins is the owner of the ring. The two men now live about an hour’s drive apart in northwest Alabama, and Purser drove to Red Bay on Jan. 20 to personally return Collins’ ring.

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