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Local hero, James Shaw Jr. leads Christmas Parade as Grand Marshal
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Flashbacks haunt him everyday, he says, and his sleep is inconsistent and light. When he tells his story, the one that made him into a national figure celebrated by organizations as disparate as BET and the Trump administration, he absently touches a finger to the bullet scar just above his right elbow. After the Antioch Waffle House shooting in the early hours of April 22, during which Shaw challenged, charged, and disarmed a mass shooter who had already killed three, the North Nashville native saw his life change forever. But with the scars came celebration, and he was honored by every major Nashville sports team, given awards by both MTV and BET, and, yes, even called by president Donald Trump. But Shaw, who launched his eponymous foundation in August, is refusing to let either celebrity or tragedy distract him from using his newfound social cache for good. What made Shaw an especially compelling figure during that Sunday press conference, mere hours after his heroism, was his outright refusal to be labeled a hero. For more with this year's 25 Most Beautiful People, pick up the October issue of Nashville Lifestyles, on newsstands now.
After a full day of drama, local hero James Shaw Jr. Kid Rock replaced as parade's Grand Marshal. Even though Kid Rock apologized and made amends with Behar, Metro city officials took issue with the incident and removed him as Grand Marshal of the parade. Local bushiness owner, Steve Smith, who is also a parade organizer then threatened to sue the city, saying the decision was not warranted. As of late Friday night, an attorney for Smith said Kid Rock would be attending the parade with the intention to be the Grand Marshal.
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But there are four other names he wants you to remember. Photo: Eric England. Shaw, the year-old electrician who gained national attention after charging and disarming a gunman at an Antioch Waffle House this spring, made it out of that deadly situation with minor injuries. Sanderlin, Perez, Groves and DaSilva, however, never made it home at all that early morning in April. Sanderlin, 29, was an employee at the Waffle House. Perez, 20, was originally from Texas and was in town working for a surveying company.
AP — A Tennessee man who has been called a hero for his intervention in a Waffle House shooting has been honored again. AP — Here is a look at the top 10 Tennessee stories of , according to an Associated Press survey of reporters, editors and broadcasters. In Monday's statement, Tootsies Orchid Lounge owner Steve Smith said he's happy the money is benefiting a great cause in the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and hopes to keep supporting the hospital and parade. AP — A man who helped stop a Waffle House shooter stepped into the role as grand marshal for the Nashville Christmas Parade as a last-minute replacement Saturday for Kid Rock, who got the boot for his profane comments on live TV. Instead, parade organizers have invited James Shaw Jr. Instead, the parade has invited the man hailed as a community hero for wrangling a gun away from the shooter during a deadly Nashville Waffle House shooting in April. AP — The suspect in a deadly Waffle House shooting was ordered Wednesday to receive treatment in a mental facility for schizophrenia in hopes that he becomes fit to stand trial.