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VIDEO for Valentine's Day: A Pawned Wedding Ring Story Has a Happy Ending
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LAKE CHICKAMAUGA, Tenn., February 10, 2014 – For a former firefighter low on cash and his new bride, starting an on the water towing business that helps recreational boaters get safely home wasn’t easy. It was 2008 and Capt. Shane O’Neal had no capital to purchase his first towboat, but his wife, Stacey, did have the wedding ring Shane had given to her. So in an act of love and sacrifice that resonates on this Valentines Day, Stacey gave Shane the ring to sell to a local pawn shop so he could buy the towboat, a 21-foot center console fully rigged for towing and salvage work.