The suspect accused in the shooting death of a Hopkinsville man Sunday morning in Oak Grove has been extradited from Clarksville to the Christian County Jail.
A warrant for murder charges was served on 22-year old Hersey Mitchell of Persimmon Court, Clarksville yesterday. Mitchell had been in the Montgomery County Jail since Sunday after he allegedly shot and killed 23-year old Shannon Fairley of Hopkinsville at the Mapco convenience store near the Oak Grove Wal-Mart.
A pursuit following the shooting extended into Tennessee and the Clarksville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office assisted in Mitchell’s eventual arrest.
Mitchell is in the Christian County Jail on one million dollars bond. Arraignment is scheduled for today.
Seven former University Heights Academy students have been honored for their performance on advanced placement exams last school year.
The AP exams follow a school year of a college level course. A score of three or higher out of five earns the student college credit.
Members the senior class that graduated in May who have been honored as “AP Scholars with Distinction” are Steven Chapman, Arisa Ueno and Kamran Siddiqi. They each scored three or higher on five separate AP exams and averaged a score of 3.5 or higher.
Margaret Frerichs was an “AP Scholar with Honor” for scoring an average of at least 3.25 on all exams taken and for scoring three or higher on at least four exams. Rachel Land, Matthew Urban and David Vance were “AP Scholars” for scoring a three or higher on three separate exams.
An acid spill near a Clarksville factory closed a roadway for several hours last night.
Clarksville Police aren’t exactly sure when a Palm Trucking tanker out of Lavergne spilled sulfuric acid on Cumberland Drive between Hawkins Road and Hillwood Drive, but they believe it was sometime after 7pm.
The spill was in the area of the Zinc Plant and the Zinc Plant Bridge was also closed. A motorist called 911 after seeing an unknown substance on the roadway, which led to the closure.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the driver of the tanker made it to Nashville, but had to be treated for burns after attempting to stop the leak. The road was closed until just after 11:30. Anyone who may have driven through Cumberland Drive in that area before the road was closed is advised to check their tires for possible damage.
No homes were evacuated as a result of the spill.
Time honored traditions are sacred amongst military service members, especially in the U.S. Army and it was most evident Saturday night during the 101st Airborne Division’s 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment’s annual pre-deployment ball.
The cavalry regiment is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor, who for the past year has trained up his soldiers to prepare for their upcoming deployment to combat, but over the weekend, the war in Afghanistan was but a distant thought as officials, young soldiers and their spouses enjoyed a night out wearing full military regalia and colorful ball gowns.
As hundreds of soldiers from the squadron dined on their meals, Lieutenant Colonel Taylor reminded those who were in attendance that military traditions were treasured and meant to be passed down from generation to generation to celebrate the service and brotherhood so few understand.
Also in attendance of Saturday night’s ball was Colonel Joseph McGee, the Commander of the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.
The military ball was held at the James E. Bruce Convention Center.
The old Planters Bank building is being torn down to make way for the new Hopkinsville Municipal Center. Thanks to David Smith for providing the photo.