20 Jul 19
The Oddness of Moving Things

Nine years ago today I started this blog. It has been an interesting and sometimes long slog. I don’t have a lot to talk about in the state of the blog, with a new job starting in December I didn’t get to do any of the enhancements I was hoping to do. I saw a […]

20 Jul 19
The Watch Mender

According to their web site, Garrard is the the longest serving jeweller in the world. Established in 1735 by Master silver smith George Wicks in Panton Street, London, they received their first royal commission from Frederick, Prince of Wales in the same year. In 1843 they were appointed the first official Crown Jeweller, and have […]

19 Jul 19

Former OT Leon Searcy has been named No. 14 on the Jaguars All-25, the club announced today. Jaguars All-25 is a collection of the top 25 non-active players in franchise history, as voted on by members of the local Jacksonville media. “I’d like to thank the Jacksonville Jaguars for including me in the All-25 as we celebrate […]

19 Jul 19
Dr. Jane Garrard

I walk on a path in the woods alone a dirt path a narrow path a familiar path scattered with pebbles and rocks and pieces of small branches surrounded by trees that seem to conquer the sky the sunlight catching the leaves and the ferns as they are splayed out like winged hands in an […]

18 Jul 19
Westbrook Running

As of this morning at 0730 and 168 hours into the race, Westbrook is passed Wartrace at mile 239. One more screwed runner has quit the race. This places Westbrook 79th out of a total 90 screwed runners. An article about the race was also picked up and written in the Carroll County, Tennessee newspaper. […]

17 Jul 19

Former Jaguars S Donovin Darius has been named No. 16 on the Jaguars All-25, the club announced today. Jaguars All-25 is a collection of the top 25 non-active players in franchise history, as voted on by members of the Jacksonville media. “I want to say, ‘Thank you’ to the Jaguars organization and everyone that selected me to […]

17 Jul 19
The Mercury News
Image from a surveillance video shows Savannah Spurlock leaving the Other Bar in Lexington, Kentucky, early on the morning of January 5. The man in the foreground is said to be David Sparks. By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) — Savannah Spurlock’s naked body, her feet bound with shipping tape, was found wrapped in trash bags in a shallow grave in Garrard County, Kentucky, according to officers who testified Monday at a preliminary hearing. The tip that led to the discovery came from the property owner: the father of one of the men who was with the young woman when she was last seen, TV station WLEX reported. That man, 23-year-old David Sparks, was arrested last week following the discovery Wednesday of Spurlock’s remains. A not guilty plea was entered on Sparks’ behalf Thursday afternoon, WLEX reported. Sparks’ father had called authorities to report a “foul odor” in the yard of his house on Fall Lick Road, a two-lane rural road near the town of Lancaster, Kentucky. The body was found in a 19-inch-deep grave. Spurlock, 22, was last seen alive in the early hours of January 5. She had left the Other Bar in Lexington, Kentucky, with Sparks and two other men, Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy said. The bar is 40 miles north of the home where Sparks lives with his parents. Sparks told investigators Spurlock that had woken up at the home that Saturday morning and asked him the address of the place, apparently so she could call for a ride, Detective Tye Chavies testified. Sparks claimed he fell back asleep and when he woke up again around noon, Spurlock had left. There were no details given about the cause of death and no testimony regarding when Spurlock was killed. Purdy said authorities are waiting on autopsy results for a cause of death. Based on the evidence presented during the hearing, the judge referred the case to a grand jury, which is expected to hear the case Wednesday for possible indictment. Sparks has been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. He has not been charged with killing Spurlock, but police call him a “primary suspect,” according to WLEX. Savannah Spurlock There were no charges filed against the other two men, Purdy said. The night out was one of Spurlock’s first since she had given birth to twins a month previous, her mother said. She also had two older boys, now ages 4 and 2. She had been with a friend at the bar, but they had split up after an argument. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Spurlock’s last contact with her family was a FaceTime conversation with her mother from a moving vehicle around 2:30 a.m. January 5. She said she’d be home within a few hours, her family said in a Facebook post. The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.