Franklin principal retires after decades of service

May 29, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Asheville Citizen-Times

It's 10 a.m. on a sunny Thursday morning at Franklin High School. The bell that signals the end of morning break rings as students scramble to their second-period classes, chugging the last of their chocolate milk and taking the final few bites of their chicken biscuits.

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Jason Bugg

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Jun 2, 2010
 
When was he in the Special Forces/Green Berets? What SF Group?
Ghost Dog

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Jun 2, 2010
 
Somebody said he was a "Green Beret"? Thought he was only in the 173rd Airborne Brigade?
Jason Bugg

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Jun 2, 2010
 
For the truth about Shield's military service, go to the Macon County News, 26 March 2010. An article on "Saluting the Service of Vietnam Veterans" tells of Shield's 18 month service with the 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade and that when he left, he went almost immediately to Gardner-Webb, no Special Forces/"Green Beret" Group service. So, why does Barbara, at the Press, keep printing articles about his "Special Forces" service? This Wednesday's Press has another article referring to "The Man, The Myth, The Legend" and a slide show of him dressed in a US Army "Special Forces Uniform"! Whatsup?
Ghost Dog

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Jun 14, 2010
 
See where the "Macon County News" is perpetuating the lie that Shields was a "Green Beret"!
Silver Fox

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Jun 22, 2010
 

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Why does everyone want to make Mr Shields out to be a Hero? Mr Shields is a Fake. Take it from someone that knows him personally. To me he is a "Snake in the Grass" instead of being "The Man" "The Myth" "The Legend". Gag me with a spoon will ya?
Ghost Dog

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Jun 22, 2010
 
My sentiments exactly! They should look at his history of "lack of morals" and his wife's too. Afterall, that was David's family the press was promoting as an example of "family values". She was married to another man and those were his kids. Don't think she was seperated when they started dating! Where was Gary's kid? Plus, David was married to his first wife, when Anna got pregnant by him, least that's the story. David too, was a huge "skirt chaser". Shields is mostly "Myth", not Legend ask around. The Press said his wife wrote the story, they didn't say which wife? Plus, it was his first wife that got him into education, she was a teacher, then Principal and later School Superintendent in Kings Mountain. Why did they have to try and elevate someone to something he really isn't? Especially the military record, his was good enough without the Green Beret stuff. One has to commit to 3 years service after training which one has to serve 2 years before becoming eligible, then a year or more of training, then 3 more. He only served 2 years!
Silver Fox

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Jun 24, 2010
 
Boy Ghost Dog you hit the nail in the head. The list goes on and on. You are right about his first wife that she got him into education. She is a wondeful person she should get a special metal for having put up with him for the length of time that she did. Don't be negative about Mr Shields kid she is a great girl she cant help who her biological dad is. Any man can be a dad but it takes a very special man to be a father and her step-dad is her father if you ask me.
Ghost Dog

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Jun 24, 2010
 
"She"? I was talking about the boy! The one whose mother was from down on the Georgia road. Does that "step-dad" only have one leg? Interesting, wonder how many kids there are? What was all that "Fluff Job" about? Was Anna promoting him for something in politics? School Board Chairman? Something else? There is a woman reporter at the Macon County News who has the hots for him, really defended him when I told her they printed a lie about the Special Forces, told me to confront him because it was true. I told her, "wait, you printed his military record in March, where he only served 2 years, with 18 months in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, now, that is an honorable service record, why did she, or he, have to inflate it to "Rambo" status? Anyway, there are still a lot of females around who have the hots for him, younger than Anna, she better watch him!
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A Son huh? Tell me more. His daughter is 21 never told anyone about her until she was 10 or so. Yes her step dad has one leg. But he and her mom are wonderful people. Mr Shields is running for school board isn't that funny. And yes there are alot of women out there that have the hots for him. God only nows why????? Anna probably does not care I hear she swings both ways.
Larry King

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Jun 26, 2010
 
You are talking about that woman who is running for Sheriff of Jackson county.
Silver Fox wrote:
A Son huh? Tell me more. His daughter is 21 never told anyone about her until she was 10 or so. Yes her step dad has one leg. But he and her mom are wonderful people. Mr Shields is running for school board isn't that funny. And yes there are alot of women out there that have the hots for him. God only nows why????? Anna probably does not care I hear she swings both ways.
Ghost Dog

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Jun 26, 2010
 
Silver Fox wrote:
A Son huh? Tell me more. His daughter is 21 never told anyone about her until she was 10 or so. Yes her step dad has one leg. But he and her mom are wonderful people. Mr Shields is running for school board isn't that funny. And yes there are alot of women out there that have the hots for him. God only nows why????? Anna probably does not care I hear she swings both ways.
Both ways? Doesn't she still coach young women? Isn't that a problem, given her moral terpitude/past? The women want that "Myth/Legend", the Rambo fantasy! Maybe thats why the wife wrote such a glowing article to have published in the Press, Macon News and ACT? Could attract some young women to play with?
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Jun 28, 2010
 
Larry King wrote:
You are talking about that woman who is running for Sheriff of Jackson county.
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I have no clue to what you are talking about.
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Jason Bugg wrote:
For the truth about Shield's military service, go to the Macon County News, 26 March 2010. An article on "Saluting the Service of Vietnam Veterans" tells of Shield's 18 month service with the 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade and that when he left, he went almost immediately to Gardner-Webb, no Special Forces/"Green Beret" Group service. So, why does Barbara, at the Press, keep printing articles about his "Special Forces" service? This Wednesday's Press has another article referring to "The Man, The Myth, The Legend" and a slide show of him dressed in a US Army "Special Forces Uniform"! Whatsup?
Isn't that a military crime of some sort--pretending to be a military person when you were not, even wearing a uniform when you did not serve as such?

I saw a television show about that when after the Bin Laden killing a lot of people were being investigated for pretending to be a SEAL or a GREEN BERET. One of them was even a preacher who had to admit to his congregation that he had lied to them.

Now that Gary Shields rode his "myth" all the way onto the school board, we need some truth to be told by him.

Of course TRUTH is hard to come by in Macon County these days among our "leaders".
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May 17, 2011
 
Nam Vet wrote:
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Isn't that a military crime of some sort--pretending to be a military person when you were not, even wearing a uniform when you did not serve as such?
I saw a television show about that when after the Bin Laden killing a lot of people were being investigated for pretending to be a SEAL or a GREEN BERET. One of them was even a preacher who had to admit to his congregation that he had lied to them.
Now that Gary Shields rode his "myth" all the way onto the school board, we need some truth to be told by him.
Of course TRUTH is hard to come by in Macon County these days among our "leaders".
Jason, did you know that Gary Shields father was a preacher? Yea, verily.
Genie Shields

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May 17, 2011
 
Silver Fox wrote:
A Son huh? Tell me more. His daughter is 21 never told anyone about her until she was 10 or so. Yes her step dad has one leg. But he and her mom are wonderful people. Mr Shields is running for school board isn't that funny. And yes there are alot of women out there that have the hots for him. God only nows why????? Anna probably does not care I hear she swings both ways.
So, you are saying there is a "bi-sexual" female coaching basketball/gym at Franklin High School? Does she shower with the girls? If so, thats not right!
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May 19, 2011
 
Nam Vet wrote:
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Isn't that a military crime of some sort--pretending to be a military person when you were not, even wearing a uniform when you did not serve as such?
I saw a television show about that when after the Bin Laden killing a lot of people were being investigated for pretending to be a SEAL or a GREEN BERET. One of them was even a preacher who had to admit to his congregation that he had lied to them.
Now that Gary Shields rode his "myth" all the way onto the school board, we need some truth to be told by him.
Of course TRUTH is hard to come by in Macon County these days among our "leaders".
So didn't anybody ever contradict him about his false Green Beret story?
Genie Shields

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May 19, 2011
 
Russell Maney wrote:
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So didn't anybody ever contradict him about his false Green Beret story?
It's like the T-Bagger crowd, they love him too much and don't want to hear any negativity about him, no matter that it is true. If you bring it up, you will be confronted/attacked or told to go confront him about it, same with all the women/affairs/rumors, etc. Call the Franklin Press or Macon County News and ask if they are ever going to run a correction/retraction of the Green Beret claim, see what they say!
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May 19, 2011
 
I'm not surprised that the Franklin Press will not question this, but I thought the Macon County News (Gooders) would do better, at least fact check a little after it came to their attention.
Ghost Dog

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May 19, 2011
 
Russell Maney wrote:
I'm not surprised that the Franklin Press will not question this, but I thought the Macon County News (Gooders) would do better, at least fact check a little after it came to their attention.
Well, when I called them after the fluff was published, the woman answering the phone told me he was and if I thought different, then I should confront him! Guess she likes him too much to question the story. Thing is, just 3 months before, in March 2010, they published his military career in conjunction with a story about Macon military personnel! In that article, the only service they listed for him was his service with the 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade, 18 months in Vietnam after training and then he was out of the service and attending Gardner-Webb which was near where his first wife was a teacher at Kings Mtn. Guess the lady didn't believe their own article!

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