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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Batesville says: Si puede

Posted By on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 11:27 AM

An interesting little story has been playing out in the print edition of the Times. Leslie Peacock stumbled recently across a Batesville Chamber of Commerce Twitter page, in which chamber director Jonah Shumate distributed links to an "I Want Obama to Fail" page and other Republican-oriented messaging.

Turns out there are quite a few Democrats in Batesville who weren't the least bit happy about this bit of news. Some resigned from the Chamber. We went to press with an Insider on that for this week's edition and also reported that the Chamber board was meeting on the matter last night.

The Insider is already out of date.

Shumate resigned this morning as chamber director. My Batesville correspondent  says Eddie Mabry, a retired John Deere executive, will serve as acting director.

Also: The Twitter site is defunct.


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