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40 years later: Elementary principal T.J. Melton remembered

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Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 3:46 pm | Updated: 11:32 am, Wed Nov 9, 2011.

The small sleepy town of Grove was rocked to its very core 40 years ago today (Nov. 8) when the school's custodian pumped three bullets into the body of the elementary school principal.

Dark rain clouds hovering over Grove on Nov. 8, 1971 seemed to predict an ominous day.

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