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Reward increased to $500 for marker
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Returning the Confederate marker taken from Riverside Cemetery will net someone $500. The marker belonged to Col. John Houston Savage, a Confederate soldier who was born and raised in McMinnville.“We have increased the reward to $500 in an effort to renew interest in this,” said Heritage Alliance president Jimmy Haley, a local historian. “Someone has to know where the marker is.”The reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for removing the marker, or the return of the marker with no questions being asked.“In the end, what we want is the return of the marker,” said Haley.