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By Joe Thomas
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FHS 1988 class ring lost in '87 back home

Bagwell's ring, lost in the creek, surfaces in California jewelry shop


August 13, 2020

Gretchen McPherson

Flomaton High School graduate James Bagwell never imagined that a ring lost on a trip to the creek with friends in the summer of 1987 would be returned 33 years later through the kindness of a stranger in California.

Bagwell had gotten his class ring in the summer of 1987, just before his senior year in high school.

His parents had just bought the ring for him. He was wearing it he and some friends went to the creek on a Saturday night to have some fun. As the night grew late, the five friends began horse playing and throwing rocks at each other.

"When I got back to my truck, I realized the...

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