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Former Anderson County football player Ben James shows off the alligator he and some Navy friends got in Lake Okeechobee, Fla. He says he’s going gator hunting again in September.
Former Bearcat giving back

It’s not often that I am in awe of someone who has played a role in some of the stories I have written.

And it’s even more rare that someone who has worked for me can pay a visit that just blows me away.

But then again, I have not had the privilege to work with many young men like Ben James.

He was in town last week visiting family and friends. And he took the time to stop by my office just to chat and bring me up to speed on what he’s doing in the United States Navy.