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School lunch prices on the rise By SHERRI ONORATI sonorati@covingtonleader.com A price increase, approved by the Tipton County school board, will raise Tipton County school lunch prices $.25 for the 2012-2013 school year. The increase will pay for the new federal mandate, the Healthy Hunger-Free Schools’Act. Passed in December 2011, the mandate calls for its imple-

mentation in all schools by the 2012-2013 school year. Guidelines for the act included requiring more fruits and vegetables to be offered daily; a weekly maximum calorie count for students and the introduction of whole grains at least three times a week. “With this new act we are required to serve more fruits and vegetables for the first year to all grades,” explained

Henry Glass, Tipton County Food Services, during the May’s school board meeting. “It includes larger portion sizes, a maximum calories count for all meals and whole grains have to be served at least 50 percent during lunchtime.” Glass told the board that although the new requirements are federally mandated, the federal government will not fund the act.

“This particular act passed by the government is an unfunded mandate and what that means is we’re going to have the same amount of money from the government that we’ve gotten for the past two or three years,” said Glass. “We’re going to have to come up with the money.” Glass proposed to the school board that the price of Tipton County’s school lunches be

raised $.25. He explained that prices had not been raised in Tipton County since 1998. “You know at the grocery store the prices are going up every time you go to the store,” he said. “The government is saying they’re not going up on our reimbursements and we will now need the paying students who are full pay students to offset the shortage. I’m proposing that SEE LUNCH, PAGE A3

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Mayor disputes claims made by alderwoman By SHERRI ONORATI sonorati@covingtonleader.com

LONG JUMP! The annual Area VIII Special Olympics took place on Friday, May 11 at Brighton High School with hundreds of students from Tipton and Lauderdale counties competing as well as service recipients from local adult development centers. Above, Brighton High School student Canduce Dyson, 14, completes the long jump. More photos appear on page A12. Photo by Sherri Onorati

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Last week’s front page story in which former Mason alderwoman, Abbey Cross spoke out about the troubles her former town and mayor are having has struck a nerve with the town’s mayor, David Ward. He takes exception to the lies he believes she has told “She basically said because of the town’s troubles she had to move away from Mason, correct?” said Ward, citing the May 10 story. “But I have a resignation letter from her, dated Jan. 1, 2012 that is addressed to me, the town’s aldermen and the town’s attorney James Haywood and reads, ‘This letter is to inform you that I will be resigning my position as Alderman Abbey Cross as of January 1, 2012, due to the fact that I took on another job position and will be moving from the Town of Mason in a few months. I have enjoyed my time as Alderman. Hope you can fill my position with someone who has the town’s and the people’s best interest at heart. I have lived in the town of Mason since 1986 and have no regrets. Thanks for the opportunity to serve the town of Mason and its people.’” When interviewed by telephone yesterday morning, Cross’ explanation differed from what was reported in last week’s story. “Well, actually, it wasn’t just because of the towns troubles,” said Cross. “It was just that the aldermen of the town didn’t have no say so. So, I just, I was working for two different management companies and one of them offered me another position and so I quit Mason and got out of Mason, because Mason isn’t going to go anywhere.” Cross served the town as alderwoman from April 2009 until her resignation in January SEE MAYOR, PAGE A3

By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com While many people wouldn’t call Covington a mecca for shooting movies, filmmaker J.Cleaves disagrees. For more than a month, Cleaves has been shooting “Turbulence and Love,” his second feature-length film, a family drama. His first, "Fast Money", was also filmed in Covington. “Covington is our hometown, I love Covington,” he said. “I just wanted to put Covington on the map where everybody will support us while we do the movie. That’s the whole reason why we decided to do it: Covington’s never had nothing like this.” Scenes for the film have been shot at Ray Lane, a home on Wooten Street, a local hotel, a barbershop and even in Brighton. The movie, written by

CORRECTION In last week's edition, our top story reported that the Town of Atoka proposed a $12.2 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The town's proposed budget is actually $5.5 million; $12.2 million is the projected fund balance at the end of the fiscal year. We apologize for and regret this error.

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Director J.Cleaves, left, shoots a scene with Ulus Dye III and Ronnie Elkins at a home near Wooten Street while sound tech Nicholas White holds a boom mike. Photo by Jeff Ireland Ulus Dye III, is about two cousins. One is in love with his high school sweetheart, the other is affiliated in the streets, Dye said.

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Music on the Square This weekend's act is Generation Gap who play a variety of ‘60s and ‘70s. Music starts at 7 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. The schedule for the rest of the free concert series includes: May 26 – Scott Myatt – (ballads, folk, and blues) June 2 – Southern Voices (country, rock, gospel)

June 9 – Infinity (rhythm & blues, rock & roll) June 16 – Trapper Haskins & The Bitter Swill (blues) June 23 – Missouri’s Most Wanted (country, blues, rock) As in the past, alcoholic beverages will not be allowed and residents are asked to leave their coolers at home and pets at home.

Covington man wanted for shooting By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com A Covington man is wanted after a shooting Friday put Brownsville schools on lockdown. Dexter Deshun Coleman, 31, is one of two men suspected in a Ripley home invasion and shooting that ended with a car accident in Brownsville. Sources say a BOLO was issued by Lauderdale County authorities just before 8 a.m. for a Ford LTD occupied by two black men. The men were intercepted by the Brownsville Police Department and deputies on Hwy. 19 near the Brownsville city limits. Hwy. 19 connects Ripley and Brownsville.

Reports state police pursued the suspects from Hwy. 19 to Hwy. 54 through the Country Lane residential area. The car reportedly left the highway near the bypass when blocked by Brownsville Police Chief Chris Lea; it traveled through a field near the West Main Street fire station and crashed near the eastern edge of Clinton Drive. One of the suspects was arrested immediately. The other, Coleman, fled on foot and is believed to have run toward Clinton Drive. Brownsville police and Haywood County deputies were joined by state troopers, the Tennessee Bureau of

Investigation and two helicopters in the search for Coleman. Several Brownsville schools were on lockdown during the search, however students were dismissed at regular times. By press time, he had not yet been apprehended. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. He is 5’10� tall and weighs 165 pounds. Coleman, whose address is listed as 202 McFadden, has already been booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility 31 times. He most recently did time from May 24-Sept. 1, 2011 for simple possession.

Sheriff J.T. “Pancho� Chumley announced today that the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office will apply to the Department of Justice for a grant to enhance law enforcement activities of the sheriff’s office. Chumley will apply for a grant of $20,600 through the Edward Byrne Memorial FY 2012 Justice Assistance Grant program. Funds from this program can be used by the sheriff’s office in a variety of program areas, such as law enforcement, corrections and community corrections, and software to improve record-keeping functions at the TCSO, including patrol, criminal investigations and crime analysis and mapping. Byrne grants are designed to provide federal funding for programs defined and implemented at the local level to meet those specific needs. The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Chumley, has recently completed Byrne grants for technology improvement in the Criminal Investigations Division and in the Patrol Division. It is currently operating a joint project with Judge Joseph Walker of the Circuit Court aimed at enhancing a house arrest project for non-violent convicted felons. This grant will be used to further enhance the technological capabilities of the sheriff’s office. Citizens can contact grant coordinator Deputy Bob Beanblossom at the sheriff’s office with comments or questions at 901-475-3300 daily from 8-5 p.m. or email the sheriff’s office at sheriff@tiptonco.com.

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Continued from A1 downs and everything, trying to find peace in life and trying to find God.� Cleaves and Dye are billing "Turbulence and Love" as a Tyler Perry-style family drama and have tapped into the local talent pool to fulfil the film’s need for cast and crew members. “We’re discovering a lot of talent,� said Dye, who is also a gospel rapper. “This is going to be good.� Cleaves and Dye are both Covington High School graduates, from the classes of 1994 and 1995, and are employed locally. They are completely financing the project themselves. Cleaves said he was a music producer before he began filming movies and music videos. He believes in encouraging others in the community to step out and fulfill their dreams. “If you want to be somebody, if you want to be an actor, you don’t have to go to New York or somewhere, there’s somebody right here that can help you out,� he said. “You’ve gotta start somewhere. I’m willing to help anybody out, especially the young ones, it keeps them out of the streets.� Filming for "Turbulence and Love" will wrap in the coming weeks. Cleaves plans to enter it into the Indie Memphis Film Festival in November, but would like to premier it at Cineplanet 16 in Atoka. "Fast Money 2" will begin filming after "Turbulence and Love" and "The Nature Trail," which has already been filmed, will also make its debut this year.

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Continued from A1 2010. And her comments in last week’s Leader has left the mayor dumbfounded, especially her remarks about not having any say in the town’s business and the hiring and termination of town employees. Citing another paragraph in the story, Ward read, “She said, ‘Mayor David Ward handled the town’s hiring and firing and board members had no say when it came to municipal employees. We don’t do any hiring of the city workers the mayor does that and the police chief does the hiring for the police department and we feel like we have no rights.’ Hiring and firing, correct? Correct,� said Ward. “This is the April 12, 2010 minutes which records the firing of the [Police Chief James Paris]. Alderman Noeman made a motion to suspend Chief Paris with pay until an investigation is completed. Alderman Cross seconded the motion. Does that show that she was in on the firing? Which she says she wasn’t. Correct? She had a say in it.� When questioned about her remarks of not having a role in the hiring and firing, she again stated that Mason aldermen had no say in whom the town hired or fired. “You know how in most towns, the aldermen, they vote on and they look at the applications to hire the city workers and the police officers and all that? Well, they took all of that away from the Town of Mason. I asked the mayor when and why and he said it was before I came and that it wasn’t going to change and it was going to stay that way. That he hired the city work-

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ers and that the chief of police, he authorized to hire the police officers. We didn’t even hire the people who worked in the office.� Reading from the town board minutes of Sept. 11, 2011, the mayor showed another incidence of termination Cross was involved in, again countering her claims of having no involvement in the hiring and firing of city employees. “’This is the termination of Nancy Hazlerig. People in attendance were David Ward, Frank Boyland, Linnie Waddell, Abbey Cross, Michael Harris, David Smith and Ben Sellers,’� read Ward. “’Alderwoman Cross asked for detailed reasons and explanation of who hires and fires employees. The mayor and attorney Haywood reiterated the Board of Alderman is solely responsible for hiring and firing of the city recorder and that department heads are responsible for their departments.’� After expressing their unhappiness at having to fire Hazlerig, all six aldermen, including Cross voted unanimously to fire the disgraced city recorder. “What does the vote say?� asked Ward. “Did she vote to fire somebody? She did, right here,� he added, punctuating the minutes with his finger. The mayor showed proof that Cross also played a part in the hiring of city employees, another role she stated the town’s aldermen had no hand in. During the Oct. 10, 2011 board meeting, the aldermen and Cross were given applications the town had received of prospective employees who wished to fulfill the now-vacant position of city recorder. Each alder-

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Continued from A1 we go up $.25 cents on our lunch prices for our paying students, which will push it from $1.75 to $2; our teacher prices will go from $2.25 to $2.50 and our adult visitors will go from $2.50 to $2.75 to try to raise additional revenue.� Glass pointed out that surrounding counties are also faced with the same dilemma and are planning to raise their prices as well. “Ninety-five percent or more of the school systems in Tennessee are faced with the same dilemma that we are and are planning to go up a quarter as well,� said Glass. “I know the economy is tough and I don’t want anyone to have to have to go up on prices but we have to meet this mandate.� District 2 school board member Chris Fisher was amazed that the district hadn’t had a price increase in more than a decade.

Next school year it will cost an estimated $44 more per paying child for lunch, the first increase since 1998.

“You haven’t had a price increase in over 14 years and it’s amazing to me that you can feed these kids for that amount of money,� said Fisher. “My concern is this wouldn’t affect the free or reduced lunches but the kids who are paying the $1.75 now.� “They have income

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feel like as aldermen ‌ we were just there.â€? But Ward did say that one statement she said was correct. “She also said in there that I told them to be quiet and to not to say anything about the embezzling, about the girl stealing the money and everything; She told the truth on that,â€? said Ward. “I told them at a board meeting, while the investigation was ongoing, whatever you do, do not make any accusations, remarks, considering this investigation that is going on with these three ladies in the front office until the state comes back and says it is complete. Sure did. That’s what I told her.â€? Ward also explained during his tenure as mayor he has brought more than a hundred resolutions before the board of aldermen for their approval or disapproval. “They have to decide what they want to do to take care of town business,â€? he said. “Isn’t that taken care of town business; of participating?â€? When asked why Cross would make such obliviously untruthful allegations, Ward said he didn’t know why.

“To be honest with you I have no idea. Maybe it was her 15 minutes of fame,� said Ward. “I would have thought that I would have been showed a little more respect than that. I have done a lot for this town and I have brought almost $3 million in grants in five years to this town. I would have thought I would have gotten at least a phone call to get my side of the story.� When asked about the

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Lunches need more change Beginning next school year, lunches will see an increase in price (see story, A1). The increase – which is a quarter per lunch – will fund the implementation of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, a program signed into legislation two years ago. The focal point of HHFKA is improving child nutrition, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2011, the act funded the promotion of the school breakfast program, expanded access to meals served through eligible afterschool programs for at-risk children, made improvements in the school environment to teach our children healthy habits that last a lifetime and also made improvements in the nutrition quality of food sold at schools nationwide. The new federal mandates will require more servings of fruits and vegetables offered each day, will bring whole grain breads and pastas three times each week and will institute a maximum calorie count for each grade level for the week. I’m not opposed to these changes. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years and I believe our federal lunch program could do much more than simply offer more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to our children. I believe the bill should have stipulated that the fruits and vegetables be fresh, local vegetables, for instance, not canned, not pickled, not fried. I eat lunch with my children on Thursdays, every single OFF THE RECORD Thursday, and I have seen a ECHO D AY variety of things that confuse me. Did you know pickles are considered vegetables? And why on earth are we offering ice cream every single day? If you want to see what these so-called nutritious lunches are really like, in case you don’t already know, check out the Fed Up with Lunch Project (fedupwithlunch.com) where one teacher blogged photos of school lunches for an entire year. It’s no wonder our kids are getting fatter, especially here in the South where we don’t typically eat veggies that aren’t batter-dipped and fried until golden brown and crispy. We need to offer our children meals with more color on their plates. Let’s bring in raw sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blueberries, carrots and steamed broccoli, for instance. We need to offer our children healthier alternatives that will reduce their caloric intake. Stop covering everything in cheese. Put more salads on the menu. Offer less bread and pasta. Cut their portions back to those more appropriate for children their ages. There’s no reason to have meals that have more calories than an adult’s entire ideal daily intake. We also need to offer children in school-age programs healthier snack options. There’s no reason chips, candy and cookies should be in schools, yet this is what we’re feeding our children for afternoon snacks. Offering them a cup of berries and yogurt, for instance, would keep their caloric intake at healthier levels and would also give them plenty of natural vitamins and minerals with which Cheetos cannot compete. I applaud these changes, but I still see so much wrong with the meals we serve our children. The SEE CHANGE, PAGE A5

Every day should be celebrated as Mother’s Day When it came time to go to church, a problem, and you are left out in Momma always said, “don’t for- the cold. Rabbit, Tommy, Emerson get to clean up good, wash your and Phil all had the same problem. ears and comb your hair.” I must I thought I’d never get a drivers lihave used half of the Mississippi cense, but Momma would just say, River cleaning out my ears. I had “I know Bo, but you’ll be are-ite.” a crew cut about a quarI look back at the ter inch long, but it had to times I banged up my be combed. Why? ’Cause knees, cut my arms, or Momma said so, that’s just got hurt, and would why! No sass. Be sure run home to Momma. you match your socks and She would hold me and don’t get them inside out say, “I know Bo, but which wasn’t a problem you’ll be are-ite.” Once as I didn’t have but a few I had some teeth pulled anyway. Back then there and Momma was rockwasn’t any turning and ing me while I TRIED to twisting around as the recover. Often, I would shirt collars had so much SOUTHERN RAISIN' wake up and see blood O TIS GRIFFIN starch that they felt like a on the front of her butcher knife was on your blouse, and she never neck, so you had to “behave and said a word, just kept rocking and ack-rite.” A famous term. taking care of me. Unconditional. Friends, Momma attended ev- Mommas taught us how to say our ery social function; school plays, prayers every night, where you ball games, church socials that I get on your knees beside the bed participated. She would usually and say, “Now I lay me down to sit up front beaming and pointing sleep”...you know the prayer. so that everyone could see, that’s Remember? The doctor told my boy, even if I messed up. I’ll you when he gave you a shot that admit that I always looked for her, it won’t hurt. He lied. The coach even though I didn’t want her to told you (135 pounds) to tackle know it. the fullback (220 pounds) it won’t There are some hard times when hurt. He lied, ‘cause I had a bloody you first go to high school. You nose and a headache for a week. can’t drive a car, so you can’t get When you borrowed money at the a date. No freshman or sopho- bank, the banker said, “Aw this more girl in her right mind would small payment won’t hurt you.” be seen with a low life freshman, He lied. as they dated the juniors and seAlso, the used car salesman niors with cars. You are too old sold you a lemon that lasted three to ride a bicycle, so this presented months before it melted? He told

you, “it’s just like a brand new one.” He lied. But the one person that never lied to you was your Momma. Unconditional Love. You whispered secrets to Momma that you would not dare tell anyone. Surely you haven’t forgotten? Right now you ‘ort’ to ease over, hug and kiss your Momma tell her you love her, and thank her for all she’s done for you. I’ll guarantee that you will feel a whole lot better as it will bring a tear to a glass eye. Otherwise, call her. The first thing she’ll say is, “I’ve been worried about you.” Mommas always worry. Tell her, “I love you, miss you but will see you real soon.” She’ll appreciate it a lot more than you’ll ever know. Neighbor, if your Momma has gone on to her great reward, pick up some flowers, get on your knees and place them on her grave. Say a little prayer, thanking her for all she did for bringing you up. Let her know that you will try to follow in her footsteps and raise your young’uns like she raised you. Even though the circle is broken, you will be with her one day. She’ll hear you and if you feel some rain---remember, there are holes in the floor of heaven. Don’t worry about getting your britches dirty, ’cause yo’ Momma never did. You will be a lot better person, just take the time to thank The Good Lord for a God-fearing Momma. Precious Southern Memories Linger Forever…Glory!

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Be a Millionaire Day is Sunday If you look hard enough, you the working world, you might not can find many obscure holidays, be able to afford much, but as you but few of them can instantly advance in your career, you can incapture people’s interest as much crease your contributions. as Be a Millionaire Day, which is • Control your debts. It’s easier “celebratedâ€? on May 20. While said than done, but if you can keep amassing a million dollars a lid on your debt paymay not be as significant ments, you’ll have more a milestone as it used to money with which to be, most of us would still invest. feel pleased if we could • Take advantage of someday attain “milliontax deferral. When you aireâ€? status. While there invest in tax-deferred are no perfect formulas or vehicles, such as a traguarantees, here are some ditional Individual Resteps to consider when tirement Account (IRA) FINANCIAL FOCUS working toward any inand your 401(k) or simiSTEVEN J. J ONES vestment goal: lar employer-sponsored • Put time on your side. retirement plan, your The earlier you begin saving and money has the opportunity to grow investing, the better your chances faster than it would if placed in an of reaching your financial goal. investment on which you paid taxYou can’t expect to “strike it richâ€? es each year. Of course, when you immediately with any single in- start taking withdrawals, presumvestment, but by investing year ably at retirement, you’ll have to in and year out, and by choosing pay taxes, but by then, you may be quality investment vehicles, you in a lower tax bracket. And since have the opportunity to achieve you’ll have some control over your growth over time. withdrawals, you can help control Pay yourself first. If you wait un- taxes, too. til you “have a little extra money • Build share ownership. As an lying aroundâ€? before you invest, investor, one of the best things you you may well never invest. Instead, can do to build your wealth is to try to “pay yourself first.â€? Each increase the number of shares you month, move some money auto- own in your investments. So, look matically from a checking or sav- for buying opportunities, such as ings account into an investment. when prices are low. Also, conWhen you’re first starting out in sider reinvesting any dividends

or distributions you may receive from your investments. • Don’t be overly cautious. For your money to grow, you need to put a portion of your investment dollars in growth-oriented vehicles, such as stocks. It is certainly true that stock prices will always fluctuate, sometimes quite sharply, and you may receive more or less than your original investment when sold. But if you avoid stocks entirely in favor of more stable vehicles, you run the risk of earning returns that may not keep you ahead of inflation. As you approach retirement, and even during retirement, your portfolio will probably still need some growth potential. Work with your financial advisor to determine the appropriate approach for you. • Think long term. By creating a long-term investment strategy and sticking to it, you’ll be less likely to take a “timeoutâ€? from investing in response to perceived negative news, such as market downturns and political crises. • Following these suggestions may someday allow you to reach the point when your financial goals become a reality for you. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

CHANGE

Continued from A4 HHFKA is a step in the right direction, but there are still many more steps we need to take. And we need to take them quickly. The hurdle towards a healthier lifestyle, of course, is cost. A 2010 PBS.org article states that the nutrition bill increased federal funding by an estimated six cents per meal, however the school board said there was no increase in

funding and has passed the cost of implementing changes to parents who pay full price for their students’ meals. It currently costs an estimated $310 to feed a student during an 180-day school year (not counting three half-days) and, beginning next year, this will jump to $354 per school year. With three children in the public school system, my out-

of-pocket cost to feed my children semi-healthy meals will jump from $930 to $1,062, a $132 increase per year. (Conversely, there is no additional cost increase for children on free and reduced lunches.) Those quarters add up, but it’s really a small price to pay for healthy children.

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Continued from A4 $6,000. Director of Community Service is given $5,000. The Travel Budget for our elected Board Members is $15,000. (Where are they going?) I could go on. What amount actually “trickles down� to classroom teachers? Having been a teacher in our system, I am well aware of the constant pressure teachers are under to meet all the standards and goals required of them. (Not to mention five evaluations a year.) They are the ones on the “front lines,� and, in my opinion, most of the travel funds should be allocated for their professional development. We should be sending our hard-working teachers to conferences,

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The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility during the week of May 6-12.

â–Ş Banister, Quentin Kemp, 43, tampering with evidence, assault; May 7, TCSO â–Ş Baskin, Ernie James, 23, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 11, MUPD â–Ş Brewer, Taylor Dean, 26, domestic assault, May 12, TCSO â–Ş Buelteman, Steven Keith, 57, domestic assault, May 9, TCSO â–Ş Cariota, Michael Brandon, 29, failure to pay child support, May 8, MUPD â–Ş Clark, Kenneth Wayne, 51, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 12, TCSO â–Ş Dowell, Tremaine, 27, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 11 â–Ş Draine, Robert Lee, 64, failure to appear felony, May 8, TCSO â–Ş Finnerty, Sally Ann, 41, public intoxication, May 7, APD â–Ş Freeman Jr., Arnell, 49, open container, driving on rev./canc./susp. license;

fessional development? With a Travel Budget of almost $190,000 (which seems rather high, by the way), teachers are authorized about 5% of those funds. Who, exactly, is using these travel funds? Are Supervisors traveling more than teachers? What happens if the money goes unspent? I’d like to know that our tax dol-

May 12, MPD â–Ş Greenman, Timothy Curtis, 23, theft under $500, May 11, TCSO â–Ş Hoffert, Erica Brooke, 19, domestic assault, May 11, MUPD â–Ş Jackson, Bradley Scott, 32, failure to pay child support, May 7, TCSO â–Ş Johnson, Kevin Talmadge, 36, public intoxication, May 10, CPD â–Ş Joyner, Frances Mae, 36, domestic assault, May 10, MUPD â–Ş Kimble, Bradley Xavier, 30, theft over $1,000, theft of services; May 11, TCSO â–Ş Mabry, Richard Thomas, 48, habitual motor vehicle offender, DUI second offense, driving left of center; May 11, MUPD â–Ş Marbry, William Robert, 31, DUI first offense, disregard stop sign; May 6, MUPD â–Ş Marentes, Jose Sanchez, 32, public intoxication, May 6, TCSO â–Ş McPeak, Taylor Dwayne, 20, theft under $500, May 11, TCSO

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â–Ş McRaven, Charles Scooter, 30, agg. assault no injury, domestic assault; May 11, TCSO â–Ş Mitchell, Joseph Aaron, 21, failure to appear, driving on rev./canc/ susp.. license; May 9, TCSO â–Ş Neal, Caleb Shane, 28, failure to pay child support, May 11, MUPD â–Ş Norton, Terrica Chantel, 24, criminal impesonation, theft $500 or less; May 11, CPD â–Ş Payne, Cynthia Mitchell, 33, theft under $10,000, May 7, TCSO â–Ş Pope, Elizabeth Sue, 28, fraud to obtain prescription, May 9, CPD â–Ş Purham, Christopher Antonio, 27, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, noise violation; May 10, CPD â–Ş Rogers, Ricky Dewayne, 50, DUI second offense, May 10, MUPD â–Ş Rose, Dania Deann, 25, theft merchandise $500 or less, poss. sch. II drug; May 11, CPD â–Ş Rudy, Tina Denise, 39, disorderly conduct, May 10, TCSO â–Ş Russell, Andre Eugene, 37, felony evading arrest, May 12, TCSO â–Ş Ryan, Pat Leighton, 50, official misconduct (x2),

extortion; May 8, TCSO ▪ Sarver, Timothy Marion, 32, felon in poss. of firearm, May 9, TCSO ▪ Simpson, Jessica Lee, 18, domestic assault, May 9, TCSO ▪ Smith, Ronald Charles, 58, public intoxication, May 8, CPD ▪ Somerville, Steven D’andre, 22, assault, May 9, CPD ▪ Somerville, Tevin Devonte, 18, assault, May 9, CPD ▪ Taylor, Lakendrick Terrell, 28, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, failure to pay child support; May 8, TCSO ▪ Thompson, Misty Donyell, 26, assault, May 12, TCSO ▪ Vowell, Mathew Todd, 38, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, speeding 21+; May 9, TCSO ▪ Wachter, Robert Harry, 38, habitual motor vehicle offender, May 9, MUPD ▪ Walls, Kevin Brian, 39, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 10, TCSO ▪ Weathers, Michael Antonio, 33, domestic assault, May 12, TCSO ▪ Yelvington, Thomas Lynn, 20, domestic assault, May 8, TCSO

Disclaimer: These persons are innocent until proven guilty. They will face charges in Tipton County General Sessions or Circuit Court unless warrants for their arrest were issued in another county (this may or may not be denoted in the listing of charges).

Obituaries Isaac Ward

January 27, 1957 – May 7, 2012 Isaac Ward, 55, of Ripley, died on Monday, May 7, 2012. Services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at Elam Baptist Church, Ripley. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 17, 2012

Floyd Evans Grisham

May 22, 1929 – May 11, 2012

Floyd Evans Grisham will be forever remembered by his devoted wife Bernice Grisham. He will live in the hearts of Eva Lynne, his daughter, son-in-law, Phillip and their children, Nathan and Duncan McRimmon; Robert E. Grisham, his son, daughter-inlaw, Mari and their children, Daniel, Andrew, Allison, Tara and Shelby. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Floyd Andrew Grisham. Floyd was born in Florence, Ala. on May 22, 1929, and at the age of 17, he joined the U. S. Navy. He achieved the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, retiring in 1976 after 30 years of service to the United States. After retirement, he devoted the rest of his life to his family, gardening, and teaching his two younger children how to walk in God’s ways. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 14 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel. Interment with military honors was in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. The Grisham family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during their hour of bereavement. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 17, 2012

Ernestine Goodwin

August 24, 1922 – May 12, 2012 Ernestine Goodwin, 89, of Covington, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at her home. She was a retired data entry clerk for the Lockheed Corporation. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the Clopton United Methodist Church. She was survived by two daughters, Marianne Pope of Covington and Shelly K. Miller of Divide, Colo.; two sons, Charles J. Goodwin of Pulaski, Va. and Brad W. Goodwin of Renton, Wa.; six grandchildren, Christopher Scott Miller, Stephanie Marie Rose, Julie Ann Holm, Carol Ann Goodwin, Christina Marie Goodwin and Daniel Dwight Goodwin and five great grandchildren, Kasia Goodwin, Aaliyah Goodwin, Khaliah Goodwin, Kinsey Goodwin and Allison Holm. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www. covingtonfuneralhome.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 17, 2012

The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, www.covingtonleader.com May 19 Dunlap Retirement Center, 1495 Dunlap Orphanage Rd, will be having its “Springfest� on May 19 from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. There will be gospel singing, games for the children, a cake auction and vendors and crafts. The public is invited to come enjoy this wonderful event and help support the non-profit center. Southern style pro-wrestling will be featured on Saturday, May 19 at the Garland Community Center Gym. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 ringside or $6 general admission. All proceeds go to the Garland Community Center. May 20 Central Christian Church, 400 South Maple St. in Covington, will honor its high school graduates in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, May 20 at 5 p.m. with a reception. May 24 UT Extension-Tipton County, 111 West Washington Ave. in Covington will present a Brown Bag class on “Questions and Answers on Rose Care� on Thursday, May 24 from 5-6 p.m. Class is free. For more information contact Booker T. Leigh at 476-0231.

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Vernon Lee Owens

Date of Death – May 12, 2012 Vernon Lee Owens, 66, died May 12, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital. Mr. Owens was a brick mason. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 and the service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18 at Munford Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at Helen Crigger Cemetery. He leaves his brother, Larry Owens; a niece, nephew and many wonderful friends. Memorials may be made to the Vern Fund at First Citizens Bank in Atoka.

cy Jo Lauretta Trier of Covington and Deborah Kaye Walker of Brighton; stepson Brad Bucy of Murray, Ky.; nieces, Bianca, Lauren and Samantha Trier of San Antonio, Texas, Holly West of California, Tiffany Sedinger of Covington; nephew, Trevor Trier of Covington; great-nephew Braylen of Texas; grandchildren Tiffany and Alex Bucy of Murray, Ky. There will be a visitation for Mr. Trier on Friday, May 18 beginning at 2 p.m. at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home, with a memorial service at 3 p.m.. Bro. Larry West will officiate. Memorials may be sent to the American Kidney Foundation. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 17, 2012

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 17, 2012

Martha Emerson

January 7, 1927 – May 16, 2012

James Tinkler

James Tinkler, 68, of Brighton, adored father and longtime schoolteacher, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012. An SAE at the University of Tennessee, he earned a BA and JD while in Knoxville. He spent the rest of his life in his hometown of Brighton. He is survived by his children: Sarah, Mamie, Sam, and Martha, and his sole grandchild and namesake, James. A memorial was held at his home in Brighton at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 715 Portersville Road. We shall meet, but we shall miss him.

Martha Emerson, 85, of Covington, passed away on Wednesday, May 16. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Covington Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Quito Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at the funeral home. A member of the First Baptist Church of Covington, she is survived by a son, Robert Emerson of Pacific Grove, CA and a sister, Mary Holland of Mayfield, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Robert Emerson. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.

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February 14, 1944 – May 13, 2012

Johnnie Eva Smith

Date of Death – May 14, 2012 Ms. Johnnie Eva Smith, 88, of Covington, died on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of St. John Baptist Church, Atoka. Visitation will take place on Friday, May 18 from 3-7 p.m. at Barlow Funeral Home. Saturday visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until the funeral service begins at noon at St. John Baptist Church. She will be buried at St. John Cemetery. She is survived by her nieces and caregivers, Dolly Buford and Bernice Shaw. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 17, 2012

Scott Martin Trier

December 19, 1961 – May 14, 2012 Scott Martin Trier, 50, passed away on May 14, 2012. He was born in Mt. Clemens, Mich., to James and Carol Trier of Saginaw, Mich., who preceded him in death. Mr. Trier is survived by his wife, Emma Hill Trier; brother, Curtis James Trier of Covington; sisters, Sta-

The family of the late Bernadine McAfee would like to thank all of our friends and community members for the phone calls, prayers and words of encouragement during this difficult time. Your thoughts and prayers have meant a lot to me and my family. Thank you for the food and flowers sent to us at the time of her death. I want to give a special thanks to Bro. Larry Rose and Bro. Don Prescott for their caring assistance. Also a special thanks to Covington Care and CIAA for the tender love and care shown to our loved one.

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Meagan Irick to wed William Cross

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Smith of Covington and Mr. Michael Irick of Augusta, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meagan Hill Irick to William Cross, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cross of Covington. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Tom and Vickie Powell of Covington, Bonnie Spence of Covington, Herschel Gilbreath and Vincent Gonsoulin of New Orleans, La., Alice Irick of Augusta, Ga. and the late Wiley Irick. Miss Irick is enrolled in the University of Memphisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nursing program and is currently employed as a suite attendant at Redbirds Stadium. Mr. Cross attended the University of Memphis, Tennessee Tech Center and Volkswagon Academy. He is employed with Gossett Volkswagon of Memphis. The couple will exchange vows on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family country estate. A reception will follow at the Chamber Banquet Center on the historic square in Covington.

Elizabeth Lane Buckley to wed Paul Roy Turner Mr. Jerry Buckley of Burlison is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Elizabeth Lane Buckley to Paul Roy Turner of Covington, son of Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Overstreet of Covington and the late Paul Allen Turner. Miss Buckley is the daughter of the late Jan Buckley and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Savage Turner of Covington and the late Gale and Vance Buckley. She is a graduate of Covington High School and attended Dyersburg State Community College where she earned an associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in nursing. Miss Buckley is currently employed as a registered nurse at LeBonheur Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. Mr. Turner is the grandson of Mrs. Bobbie Dunn of Covington and the late Roy Dunn, Mr. Roy Clay Turner of Covington and the late Joyce Turner.

He is a graduate of Covington High School and is currently employed with Roy Clay Turner Plumbing. The couple will exchange vows on June 2 at 7 p.m. at Elm Grove United Methodist Church. A reception will be held at the home of the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father. Family and friends are invited to attend.

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Albritton siblings together for fun weekend The twelve surviving siblings, traveling from Virginia to California, of Elgie (Little Sam) and Ester Albritton came together in Mason for a few days of fun and togetherness during the weekend of April 26. This was the first time all siblings had been together since the 2006 family reunion in Chicago. Activities were held at the homes of brothers Julius, and his wife Janice, and Rufus. Outdoor activities included group fishing for catfish, target skeet shooting and trips to a casino. Highlights of the weekend involved eating! Julius hosted and served as master chef for a tremendous Friday night fish fry. Included were a fun â&#x20AC;&#x153;roastingâ&#x20AC;? of Rufus and learning the steps to three line dances taught by Raymond, a line dance coach in Indianapolis. More than 50 spouses, significant others, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends enjoyed the event. The group was treated to a humongous breakfast Saturday morning, consisting of smoked sausages, pork sausage, rag baloney, scrambled eggs, fried white potatoes, cheese toast and orange juice! Larry assisted Chef Julius. Family members enjoyed sharing stories and reminiscing of bygone days growing up in the Cannan Community in Mason. James proposed a reunion idea for next year, accepted overwhelmingly by everyone, emphasizing attendance by all cousins, grand kids and great-grand kids. Deceased siblings are Helen Albritton-Rozar, Roland Albritton, Willie Albritton and Evelyn Albritton-Carter.

Pictured from left to right during their special family reunion are Dr. Milton Albritton, Carolyn Albritton, Nathaniel Albritton, Eva Nell Albritton-Drake, Rufus Albritton, Julius Albritton, Raymond Albritton, James Albritton, Dewayne Albritton, Annie Mae Albritton-Pruitt, Larry Albritton, Alpina Albritton-Davis.

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Citizens of Tipton County, I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Conneye Thompson Albright and I need your help. As an educator at Munford Middle School, I am always telling my students to be involved, to make a difference in the world and always try to do the right thing when dealing with others, so I am following my own advice. With a desire to help and protect public education and seeing so many empty store fronts in our county, I feel moved to take action. I need your help to become the State Representative for the 81st District (all of Tipton County). My education includes a Bachelors of Education from the University of Memphis, Masters in Education Administration from Trevecca Nazarene University and an additional certification in Library Science from Union University. I have worked Vacation Bible School at Fellowship Baptist Church, volunteered with Keep Tipton County Beautiful, and helped produce the school newspaper. My involvement at Munford Middle School, also includes being a member of the athletics committee, and serving as treasurer, vice president and president of the Parent-Teacher Organization. During my summer months, I work with the technology department of Tipton County Schools to repair and upgrade computers throughout the county so that all the students have the best technology we can provide. Along with Daniel, my husband of 32 years, my sons, Nathan and Benjamin, my parents, James and Clara Thompson and my sister, Donna Vandiver all are residents of Tipton County; consequently, my roots run deep in T-county. As your State Representative, I will stand for quality education for our children, economic development in our cities and the future of our citizens both young and old.

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Dunlap Retirement Center Kathy Keiter l 476-7014 Hello everybody! Sure hope youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all geared up and able to come out to our Springfest this Saturday. It starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. We really need the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support this year, much more than any time before! Our census is low and we do not have the funds to pay for our once-a year-state building licenses. It will cost $2,400 and our Springfest donations are the funds that we use every year to pay for them. We promise a great time! We will have wonderful gospel music from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three for Theeâ&#x20AC;? and from Mr. Roland Essaff. He will also be auctioning off the cakes that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m praying everyone will bring. Year before last we had 30 cakes but last

year only had 20; but God still provided just exactly enough to get our license. By the way, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to have pies as well. Other ways we get donations is from Billy and Ann Chapman and Mr. Lloyd Champagne cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. There will be chips and sodas available as well, but the yummiest thing is Ms. Patsy Feeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous fried pies! She will be making chocolate, apple, and peach. Now for those we do charge $3 a pie but the rest of the food is all for donations. We surely appreciate those of you that come out and give a substantial donation, but no gift is too small, believe me. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have games for the kids and train rides

Jamestown DarSay Burton Hopefully all of the lovely mothers out there enjoyed their special day on Sunday. As for me, since Tyndallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been under the weather, a short hospital stay and all a few weeks ago, I stayed at home. Prayfully heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be back to his old self again very soon. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned something that I had forgotten, â&#x20AC;&#x153;men are big babies,â&#x20AC;? especially when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sick. My children called on Sunday. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting all of my gifts from them this week, as they live away. It was good hearing from them, especially those Alabama grandbabies of my son Sherman and his wife Patrice. Anthony six and a half and Aria two going on 20. Rev. S.P. Cole, first lady Wilada Cole honored all of their mothers Sunday morning with lovely gifts after his sermon. Member Sgt. Barry Sherrill stationed now in Afghanistan until July as always sent each mother a lovely gift. Thank you Sgt. Barry. You will forever be our state treasurer! His parents are the late Barbara Sherrill White and Melvin Cobbs of Jamestown. Mother Jennie Stewart attended church also on Sunday evening. Several of her children now living in Flint, Mich., daughters Mable Jones and Mildred Jackson, along with sons

with a stop off at the goat pen where we have two new baby goats! They are now about 6 weeks old. We also have several people who have homemade crafts and other goodies, so that part will be like a craft fair. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of hard work that goes into these items. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just homemade things; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also Premier Jewelry, Avon and other vendors. We even have the TCCA Line Dancers coming again this year. They amaze us every time they come. Ms. Juanita Joyner is so great with all the ladies. We enjoy them immensely! As I remember, last year it was too cold for them to dance, but a couple of them still came. This year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be nice and warm.

Alfred Lee Stewart and his wife Artia and Noble Stewart Jr. were home. Daughters who are here, Mary Burton, Ann Beth Stewart and Dianna Joyner, along with her other son here, Donald Stewart, showered Jennie with gifts and lots of love. After church Katarene Harberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children treated her to dinner at once of her favorite restaurants about town along with lovely gifts. All of Mary Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three children as always came through for her too, daughter Mable along with sons Ronnie and Cortney. LaRue Albritton and Florence Trent enjoyed dinner at the lovely home of LaRueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s granddaughter Rolanda, who now lives in Arlington. Annette Burton and family, daughters JaCinta Jones and husband John Sr. and their sons Jay and Tyler, along with newlyweds Artron and Erica Sherfield, dined with Annetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s niece, Lynette Conners, and family, husband Richard and their sons in Atoka. Isiah Burton is now in rehab in Covington Care for the next several weeks after suffering from a fall a few weeks ago in the front yard. Let us continually pray him good health. Several of their children were home this weekend also. Happy birthdays go to Irma Harber, 19th; Kelly Reed, granddaughter, 18;

So hopefully, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a great turnout. Bob McFarland will be here displaying some of his military vehicles and Three Star Fire Department (our HEROES) will be here with one of their big red fire engines. So the kids will surely enjoy that! Speaking of Three Star Fire Dept., they will be having their annual meeting that night at Three Star Fire Dept. They will be serving BBQ. The meeting starts at 4 p.m. and they serve dinner at 5 p.m. You can have lunch here with us and dinner at Three Star. It should prove to be an exciting day. Please come and share it with us! Until next week, please be safe and courteous. Hope to see you at Dunlap Saturday

my sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best friend, Irene Harvey, 21; LaVar Burns, 21; Toni Scott, 22, and my cousin Fallon Cobbs, 23. We are prayerful for the family of John Burton of Gilt Edge and the Jamestown Community who passed last week. Also the family of Charlie Womax. He and his wife Glenda were our neighbors. He passed last week. Also in prayer for Bessie Cobbs, Joseph Heaston Sr., Doris King, Ruth Alston, Slade Alston, Euda Culbreath and family, Connie and Christine Brown, Rev. and Mrs. Richard Coe, Eugene Baker, Flossie Woods, Jessie Lawson, Carlotta Jones, David and Charlene Sneed, Ada Fletcher, Johnny Thompson, Percy and Allie White, Robert and Dorcus Smith, John and Cleo Thompson and Ruth Griffin. On Sunday, Pastor S.P Cole and Mrs. Cole will celebrate 30 years with Bright Hill M.B. Church of Jamestown. Special guests will be speaker Dr. Earnest Mottley and Rev. Posie Heaston. Dinner will be served immediately after a.m. service. Afternoon program begins at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Pearl Andrews is associated pastor. All for now. Remember the Sherrillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reunion in Jamestown on Memorial Day weekend, Also, family and friends â&#x20AC;Ś where wonderful partnerships are formed.

Brighton Debe Simonton My dear friends, I hope this finds everyone doing well. The temperatures have been really nice and the much needed rain gave us some relief this past weekend. It appears that the weather will hold nice for graduation this week. Speaking of graduation, our Connor Cullum will graduate from Brighton High this Thursday, May 17. We are so proud of him and all of his accomplishments. We also wish the best to all the graduates graduating from our three county schools. We would like to send our sympathy to the Jimmy Tinkler family. Hannah and Danielle had him for a teacher and so did our Cullum children. Neal had spoke to him a couple of weeks ago. We are so sorry for this loss in our community. Prayers go out to Mrs. Louise Vandergrift. She has been in the hospital for quite some time. We hope she is getting better and will be able to come home very soon. Lots of birthdays: Becca Beckett, Isaac

Stroupe, Ryan Miller, Cindy McLillie, Samuel McConnell, Trevor Etheridge, Jacob Vandiver, Arianna Cullum, Laura Adkins, and all of the other ones that I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listed, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! There were two banquets this past week. The Brighton Band held theirs last Tuesday. It was very nice and I enjoyed seeing many people that I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen since football season. The other one I attended was on Thursday with the FFA. It was nice also and Neal and I enjoyed it as well. I delivered the Harrison Simonton Scholarship for Forestry Camp and FFA Leadership Camp. Now we are getting ready to gear up for the Harrison Simonton 5th Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, June 23. It will be at the BHS cafeteria from 4-8p.m.I hope all the Mothers had a wonderful Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. It was a nice day for me although it was pretty low key. But sure makes me miss my sweet Mom. Please everyone be safe and do something nice for someone else. And my quote for this week is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You were given this LIFE because you were STRONG enough to live itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Love to you all, Debe

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Class of 1992 September 14-16 Munford High School Class of 1992 20-year reunion September 14-16. For more info visit http:// www.classquest.com October 20 The class of 1992 twenty-year reunion is getting close! Classmates, save the date of October 20 and find us on Facebook under â&#x20AC;&#x153;CHS Class of 92â&#x20AC;? for details. If Facebook isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your thing, email us at naw1973@gmail.com so we will have a way to contact you.

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Almyra Libby Click Hi Everyone. Hope all you ladies had a wonderful Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Family is such a blessing. I would love for you all to continue to remember Mrs. Louise Vandergrift as she remains in the hospital. Our sympathy also goes out to the family of Jimmy Tinkler, as he passed away Sunday morning. Three Star Volunteer Fire Department invites you to their annual meeting and barbecue dinner Saturday, May 19.The meeting will be 4 p.m. and dinner from 5-7 p.m. Adults are $8 and children under 10 are $4. Whole butts are $30 each. To order early, call 4750618. The Dunlap Funfest will begin at 10 a.m. and go until 2 p.m. Please come. We need everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support. There will be many fun things to do. I will be painting faces again. Brighton High School graduation will be tonight at 7 p.m. at the Rodney Eubanks Memorial Field. We congratulate every one of you. Hope your dreams are fulfilled. Speaking of congratulations, we congratulate our grandson Zack Kidd and his team, the Mudcats, as they finished the final tournaments in first place. Salem Presbyterian Church Worship is at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always welcome. This Sunday, May 20,

our seniors will be honored. They are Heather Gray, Megan McDivitt, Maggie Robertson and Paula Vick. Congratulations also to Alan Willey from UT Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Payson McDaniel from Delta State University with a Bachelor of Commercial Aviation Degree and also to Sloan Regan with a Pharmacy degree in College of Pharmacy. MVP Summer Camp will be July 16-21. Forms must be completed, notarized and returned to Scott Fletcher by May 27. Happy birthdays this week go to Dianne Willey, Kendall Downing and Brad Osbourn. Hope they are each the greatest! Sharon Presbyterian Church Worship is at 9 a.m. We had a guest speaker this week, Mr. David Jones. We welcome all members, friends and visitors. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always grateful for our Dunlap residents who are able to attend. Covington Church of Christ Worship is now at 8:45 a.m. and 11 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays with Bible study at 10 a.m. Sunday and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Brother Mike Rogers is our minister and Brother Jeff Phillips is our associate minister and youth director. Everyone is always welcome. We are always thankful for our visitors. We have several on our prayer list at this time. Please remember them all. Please remember Mr. Jim Edmonds II and

his family as he is being treated for cancer out of state. Also, Brother Mike Rogersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mother Florence Robertson in Benton, Ky. Sympathy to Ashley Whaley in the death of her uncle, Dennis Dicky. Congratulations to Jennifer McMahan on finishing the half-marathon in Nashville, and to Miss Emma Matlock on winning the following awards for first grade: spelling, conduct, honor roll and achievement, dance and third in her class with a 98.8 average. Our seniors graduating are Mallorie Cailin Randolph, Joseph Anthony Sonwineski Jr. and Corey Keith Cartwright. Congratulations to you all! Happy birthdays to LeAnn Stewart, Rick Langston, Amy Hall and David Stewart, and a belated happy birthday to Aaron Stewart. Hope they are each the greatest. Happy anniversaries to John and Cammy Evans and Jeremy and Andrea Newman! In closing, happy birthday to my grandson Matt Scott as he turns the special voting age of 18. He received his card accompanied with a promise. Have a great week everyone!

Gilt Edge Johnny Blyue My name is Johnny and I would like to introduce myself as the new correspondent for the Gilt Edge news. I may not be as good as my grandmother, Bernadine McAfee, was, but I am going to do my best. She will be missed dearly. As for the news, the Morgan family had their spring family reunion at Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and in attendance were Connie and Johnny Blyue, Ruth and Mike Dillender, Joan McClung, Martha Williams, Shannon and Judith Morgan, Karla and sister Kimberly and three grandchildren. Congratulations goes to the class of 2012. The Randolph Assembly of God Church will be celebrating 50 years in October. If you have any pictures, please let the church know. The church is located at 1135 Randolph Rd. and the minister is Larry Rose.

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champion â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dirtyâ&#x20AC;? Dutch Mantel and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dangerousâ&#x20AC;? Doug Gilbert. The promoter is Brad Dustin. On the prayer list are those in the hospital, nursing home, those serving in the military and their families. Deep sympathy to the families of Vern Owens and Jimmy Tinkler who passed away late last week. Thank you for all your love, compassion and prayers during our loss of Granny. We really appreciated it. Until next time ...

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Jim Baddour III, DDS and Staff TCCA and the Covington Senior Center are seeking volunteers for upcoming programs. We are currently seeking volunteers for jewelry making and kiln fired ceramics. If you are interested please contact Kelly West at 901-476-1068. Computer classes begin on Thursday May 3 at 8:30 am and 10 a.m. at Tipton County Commission on Aging. Cost is $20 for 10 classes. Call 476-3333 to reserve your spot, only 4 spaces left. Just for Fun Book Club -The TCCA Book Club holds a light discussion about various books or articles each month. Facilitator, Mrs. Charlene Mashburn will be in the craft room of the CSC on Monday, May 21 at 10 a.m. Bible Study - This month Bible Study will be held at the CSC on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. This non-denominational class is open to all. The facilitator this month is Mr. John Currie. Bending Needles Quilting Club - Experienced hand stitch quilters are welcome to join the club. The quilters meet each Thursday and Friday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. in the craft room. Bingo - Bingo will be held in the dining hall of the CSC on Friday, May 18 and 25 beginning at 10 a.m. each day.

Robbins selected as Chamber Woman of the Year Covington native and resident Ginny Robins has been selected as the 2012 Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year. The honor was announced at this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Women in Business luncheon at the Chamber Center. Honored for her many contributions to the City of Covington and to Tipton County, Robbins has spent her entire life volunteering throughout her community. Extremely active, she has donated her time and talents to assisting many city and county projects, such as, Project Play and Project Play â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Rebirth, Dickens on the Square, Court Square Park and Heritage Festival. She is well known for using her artistic talents in her efforts to preserve the historic character of Covington and its square. Her many drawings of long-ago buildings, including Holmes School, Raco Drive-In, the courthouse and Byars-Hall High School are favorite collector items. Lee Johnston, Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director said Robbins is a humble person and does not like to be in the spotlight.

The Randolph United Methodist Church is located at 98 Ballard Slough Rd. and the minister is Ben Rainey. The Gilt Edge Church of Christ will be having Vacation Bible School June 4-8 from 7-9 p.m. The church is located at 10726 Highway 59 West and the minister is Daniel Dalton. Southern Style ProWrestling is every Saturday night at the Garland Community Center. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 ringside and $6 general admission. On the card is the return of

Wii Games - Wii is back! Join Kelly in the dining hall of the CSC on Thursday, May 17 and 31 at 9 a.m. for Wii video games. Storytelling - On Wednesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. in the dining hall of the CSC, Ms. Cozet Jones will be the featured storyteller.

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To Your Health Health Screenings - Covington Care will be in the dining hall of the CSC on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:40 a.m. to check blood pressure. TCCA has partnered with local healthcare providers to offer this service. The healthcare agencies volunteer for these clinics free of charge and occasionally they are called away to emergencies so please understand if/when they are unable to come. Clinics are also available at Garland and Munford Senior Centers. Get Fit, Stay Fit - Join other seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 am at the CSC for 45 minutes of great stretching and strengthening exercises. This is just right for everyone 55 and older. Tap Dance Class - Kay Catterton, our volunteer instructor always welcomes new students. The tap class meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the TCCA dance room. The cost is $3 a class. Line Dance Class - Classes meet every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the TCCA dance room and at the Munford Senior Center every Monday at 9 a.m. Contributions are welcomed at both sites. Mrs. Juanita Joyner is the instructor. Ballroom Dancing - Ballroom Dancing classes are every Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the TCCA dance room. Richard Bishop is the instructor and the cost is $8 per class. Singles and couples are welcomed!

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The Civil War and Tipton County: April-May 1862 Compiled by RUSSELL B. BAILEY, Tipton County Historian During April, sickness claimed the lives of more Tipton County soldiers: 51st Infantry: J. Frank Burkhart, George W. Daniels, James M. Farris, James McCullough at Corinth; James P. Myers at Camp Butler prison. 9th Infantry, Co. C: Ben A. Smith at Jackson and George C. Calhoun at Corinth. Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1st (later 7th) Cavalry: James Lloyd, J. C. McKinney, James Upchurch at or near Fort Pillow. Following the exchange of cannon fire between the Union and Confederate gunboats and land batteries at Fort Pillow on Sunday, April 13, General John Villepigue requested the Tennessee militia from Tipton and other counties be called to duty. Gen. Albert Rust telegraphed Gen. G. T. Beauregard that many of his troops were unarmed or indifferently armed. Beauregard responded: â&#x20AC;&#x153;employ the unarmed men to construct a bridge over the Hatchie, on roads to Cov-

Mt. Carmel Elaine Watkins Just a quick column this morning. Already got up and went to the Soil Conservation Office and am awaiting a call to pick the boys up at the field. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see if I can get this done first! This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm Report: We got a couple of tenths inch of rain over the weekend. Not much, but moisture met so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good. Winter wheat is turning gold and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen some being cut. Beans are popping up all over the county since farmers are back in the fields after the good rain last week, and corn is touching in the middles itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so tall. We got a call from Frances Slover last Tuesday morning that there was a copperhead on her back porch! James went down there and killed it for her and brought it home in the back of his truck. Yep, it was a copperhead! Glad she saw it before she went out. My dad, Kenneth Weir, spent last Friday with me, and will again this Friday as Cameron moves into their apartment in Searcy, Ark., that he and Rachel will share after they get married on August 4th. Speaking of getting here quickly, John Evans IV and Tessa McDavid will be married in two weeks. Their weddding is on May 26th. They will live in Kentucky, where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from. I had a very nice Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. James and drove to Henning with Clint to meet up with Courtney and eat at her mother, Amanda Cochranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, house. Courtneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister and one brother were there, along

ington and Randolph and repair roads.â&#x20AC;? The generals were directed press slaves into the service to assist the Irish laborers. Soldiers patrolled the area and began burning cotton subject to Federal capture. On April 14, a Northern newspaper reported: â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Fort Randolph guns are mostly dismantled.â&#x20AC;? Three days later, 20,000 infantry on transports steamed away to join Union forces advancing on Corinth. Fifteen hundred men of the 43rd and 46th Indiana Infantry under Colonel Graham Fitch remained to assist the navy. Gen. Beauregard wrote Commander Robert Pinckney on the 24th: Fort Randolph,â&#x20AC;Ś I am advised only requires mounting the guns to make it almost, if not quite, as strong as Fort Pillow. The enemyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gunboats have to pass it within 400 yards under a plunging fire, at a point where three rifled guns could command the reach within their range, as they have to steer straight for the guns. There is a point 4 miles below (Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing) that could with her grandmother and some family friends. We had grilled chicken and pork steaks, potato salad, baked beans, macaroni salad, corn and garlic bread. Then banana pudding! James and I came home and slept all afternoon. In other words, a good day! They are putting our irrigation rig up on Terry Lane today. Very exciting! Rosemary McCane called yesterday to say that she has the very same Cardinal problem one flying into a window over and over. She had blood on her window and had to wash it off. Ours hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten that violent yet but we both have noticed also that the same bird flies into the outside mirror on the trucks, fighting itself! On our prayer list are John Evans III, Carolyn Whaley and Mike Rogersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mother, Florence Robertson, who have all been in the hospital but are home now. So many are having cancer treatments; they all have my prayers, along with our servicemen and women. And our voters! Happy birthday this week goes to Aaron Stewart on April 29th, LeAnn Stewart on May 13th, to Rick Langston on the 15th, to Amy Hall on the 16th and to David Stewart on the 18th! Happy Anniversary to John and Cammy Evans on May 16th and to Jeremy and Andrea Newman on the 19th. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Almanac Quote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red pepper sprinkled across doorsills discourages ants from crossing the threshold.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks for readingâ&#x20AC;? goes to Rosemary McCane! Sa-lute! Until next week . . .

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be fortifiedâ&#x20AC;Śneeding the guns only. If the guns cannot be procured for the purposes above indicated might they not be advantageously taken from your gunboats, which it is said are very frail in comparison with those of the enemy, and would notâ&#x20AC;Ś endure a long encounter with them; besides, we should lose the guns, which might otherwise be effectively employed at Fort Randolph. The guns could be mounted and manned by the Navy. I am told the Livingston mounts six guns, and is entirely unprotected; the Pontchartrain, seven; the Polk four; the Maurepas, threeâ&#x20AC;Śthe McRae, seven. All these boats, mere shells, it seems, opposed, at present, to seven ironclad gunboats averaging from ten to twenty guns each. Should these boats pass Fort Pillow, as one

did at No. 10, during a dark and stormy night, there is nothing to prevent their going to Memphis. The approach to Fort Randolph by land is said to be as difficult, if not more so, than to Fort Pillow, and it would stand a bombardment from

mortars or gunboats better. Our boats could land one at a time, and mount the batteries without losing the effect of their presence at Fort Pillowâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Engineer Captain Asa B. Gray, who had served on Gen. L. Polkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff, was killed inside the works at Fort Pillow in

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volunteers and we could also use additional older women who are willing to be a part of the fashion show. I feel there are so many girls who go around scantily dressed and with words on their bottoms, like “bootylicious,” who don’t realize when they dress that way, their true beauty is lost because of the outward appearance that people see first. I know they are beautiful inside and out and I just want to show them that they can still be beautiful dressed a different way.” Baker said she is expecting a fun and exciting night and has had commitments from youth groups from Shelby County as well. “A lot of people have stepped up to help and I couldn’t do this without their assistance. I have been blessed to have the help of so many. One of the greatest compliments I’ve ever received is this is more than just a store; it is a ministry for women. It’s become more than what I thought it could ever be. People come in as strangers and they leave as friends. One of the best investments that I have ever made was these two chairs I bought at a yard sale for $1 each. I’ve had women who have come in and sit who just need to talk. They have seen laughter, tears and lots of prayers.”

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Cards, CHS see seasons end By STEVE HOLT sports@covingtonleader.com

Covington's Bradyn McClain tries to haul in a foul ball in front of the Lexington dugout during the Region 7-AA semifinals Monday night in Covington. The Chargers won, 7-6, and will advance to the state tournament with a sectional win tomorrow. Photo by David Schlauch/Special to The Leader

All But In Chargers one win away from trip to state tourney By STEVE HOLT sports@covingtonleader.com Monday’s region semifinal at Chandler Memorial Field in Covington was a peculiar affair. The Chargers came away with a 7-6 win over the Lexington Tigers while managing only three singles in the game. With the win, CHS advanced to the region championship game at McNairy Central on Wednesday night and, win or lose, will have their shot at a trip to the state tourament on Friday night against a team from Memphis’ Region 8.

Friday’s game will be in Covington with a Charger win at McNairy and in Memphis should they lose at McNairy. Trailing 2-1, Covington took the lead in the third with three runs on only one hit, a bunt single by Carlos Williams. The Tigers, who had seven hits in the game, added a run in the fourth to make it 4-3. CHS upped the lead to 5-3 with a run in the fifth without a hit. Williams was hit again, balked to second, advanced to third on a sacrifice fly to left and scored on Tommy Beasley’s sacrifice fly to center. The Chargers pushed the margin to 7-3 in the sixth on two singles, two

walks and a past ball. In the seventh, back-to-back Lexington singles pushed across two runs, making the score 7-5. Covington coach David Sage went to the bullpen for Tommy Beasley. Beasley gave up a line shot single to center that made the score 7-6 leaving Lexington with runners at second and third with one out. Tyler Davis made a heads-up play on a sharp grounder to third, looking the runner back to the base before just nipping the runner at first for the second out of the inning. Beasley closed the save with a strikeSEE CHS, PAGE B2

The Covington and Brighton soccer teams saw their seasons come to an end with recent losses. Covington won its opening round soccer game against South Fulton 3-0 last Tuesday, having tied the Red Devils 2-2 during the regular season. “It was our best game of the year in terms of ball movement and possession,” Covington coach Robert Luttrell said. CHS led 1-0 at the half on a header from Bobby Van Cleve. Freshman Triquil Taylor and Van Cleve added second-half goals to complete the shutout. The quarterfinals on Thursday were not as kind to the Chargers, who dropped a heartbreaking 2-1, season-ending decision in double overtime to the South Gibson Hornets. Covington dominated every phase of the game except the scoreboard, taking 35 shots on goal to just 10 for the Hornets. “It was just not meant to be,” Luttrell said. “The players took the loss with a lot of class and represented CHS well. With seven starting seniors, the loss is a little tougher to take.” In postseason honors, Van Cleve, Josh Watts and Zach Moffett were named to the AllRegion team. Daniel Joy was tapped for the All-Tournament team. Moffett was also selected to SEE SOCCER, PAGE B2

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Lady Cougars rally; Hardin stops BHS By JEFF IRELAND jireland@covingtonleader.com

Covington catcher Kaitlyn Ashburn waits for a throw at the plate as a Lexington runner hits the dirt during the Region 7-AA semifinals Monday in Lexington. Covington's season ended with a 5-2 loss. Photo by Josh Reed/The Lexington Progress

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Covington’s season came to an abrupt end with a 5-2 loss at Lexington on Monday night in region semifinal action. The Lady Chargers never led in the contest which saw the Lady Tigers take a 1-0 lead in the first and then blow the game open in the fourth with four runs on three singles, a double and a triple. CHS came back with two runs in the sixth inning, but it was not enough. Autumn Glenn went the distance Madison Welch, Haley Bryan, Maelin Harris, Kayla Shellenberger, Alishia Allison, Amber Carlin,Taylor Patterson and Barry Bargery pose for a pic with some hardware win this season. Courtesy photo

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and took the loss. She struck out one in the game and allowed eight hits. Autumn and Gabby Glenn and Whitney Cook each singled for Covington and Shelby Bolding went 3 for 3 to account for the 6six Lady Charger hits. Named to the All District second team were Hannah Clifton and Whitney Cook. All District first team and All Tournament team selections were Allie Moss and Autumn and Gabby Glenn. Members of the All Academic team for District 13-AA are Allie Moss, Autumn Glenn and Whitney Cook. SEE STOPS, PAGE B2

From 6:30 p.m., game time for Monday's softball region semifinal softball game between Munford and Bolton, until about 8 p.m., the temperature at Goulder Field in Munford dropped about 15 degrees. Ironically, when the temperature got chilly, the Lady Cougars' offense heated up. Trailing 7-3 heading into the seventh, Munford had not scored since the first inning. But the Lady Cougars, as they have done many times this year, rallied, scoring four in the seventh to tie the score and ultimately added another run in the 10th to keep their season alive with a dramatic 8-7 win. “We talked to them during the fifth inning,” said Munford coach Glenn Goulder. “I said, 'We've got a run in us. I don't know when it's going to come, but we've got a run in us.' I really believed that. I just hoped it was going to be enough.” SEE MHS, PAGE B12

Munford junior Sami Jo Schulz slaps at a pitch during the Region 7-AAA semifinals Monday night in Munford against Bolton. The Lady Cougars rallied from four runs down in the seventh and won 8-7 in 10 innings. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Patterson advances to state By JEFF IRELAND jireland@covingtonleader.com Munford junior Taylor Patterson is headed back to the state tournament. Tuesday afternoon in the Region 7-AAA tournament in Memphis, Patterson defeated Taylor Napier of Arlington 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals before beating teammate Madison Willis 6-0, 7-5 in the finals to punch her ticket to Murfreesboro for the second straight season. Willis defeated Alyssa Levans of Arlington 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the finals.

Patterson is 19-0 on the season and will play Nithya Kanagasegar of Cumberland County next Thursday in the state quarterfinals. In doubles action, Munford's Kayla Schellenberger and Amber Carlin fell to a team from Millington 7-6, 7-5 in the region semifinals. Brighton's Jay Hood lost to Drew Forsyth of Cordova in the region semifinals. The Munford girls will compete in the team sectionals today in Memphis against White Station. SEE TENNIS, PAGE B2

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A look at area fishing holes Here's a look at a few places to do some fishing this spring and summer: Mallard Lake This Manila, Ark., lake (1-870564-2429) gained national attention a few years back when they pulled a 16-pound, four-ounce largemouth bass out of that 300-acre lake. It is still a state record in Arkansas.

fox, little cleo or buoyant spoons are good too. Triangle Sports (1-870-793-7122) said the river is clear and low. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bass are fair with plastics, gitzits, grubs and other baits. Walleye are fair on crank baits and live bait. No report on other species.

White River According to reports, this river in North Arkansas at Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) has water that is clear, low and slow. Trout fishing is good. Rapalas and jigs are working for spin fishermen. Sculpins and bait fish are good too. Try pink power worms or powerbait in pink or yellow. Fly fishermen should go with zebra midges, copper johns and prince nymphs. Mayfly hatch has begun. Most any lures such as blue

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Continued from B1 In other action: Having to defeat Dyersburg twice on May 10 to take the district championship and home field in regional play, the Lady Chargers took care of business in the penultimate game 6-5. Covington posted a pair of runs in the first, second and fifth innings and never trailed.

The Tipton Chargers defeated the Mudcats and Dyersburg twice recently to win the Mudcat Invitational. Pictured are, from left, front, Jackson McBride, Lane Butler, Ryan Smith, Jake Fletcher, Josh Bates, Avery Roach; second row,Tanner Northcott, Blake Turner, Run Run Smith, John Ethan Smith, Sam Fee; back, Rickey Fletcher, Chad Turner, and Shawn Smith. Kelly Smith is not pictured. Courtesy photo

Gabby Glenn got the win allowing 10 hits with two strikeouts and two walks. She also shone at the plate with three singles. Jasmine Brown had a pair of singles and two RBI. Shelby Bolding added a single and a double and Lyndsey Ashburn a pair of singles. Dyersburg took the champion-

ship in the final game 3-2. Covington took a 1-0 lead in the first. The Lady Trojans tied the game in the third and sealed the win with two runs in the fifth. Autumn Glenn took the loss. She surrendered seven hits and a walk and struck out seven. Gabby Glenn led the hit parade with three singles.

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Continued from B1 out. D. J. Max got the win six and a third innings of work, allowing six hits and six runs, three of which were unearned. Carlos Williams, Bradyn McClain and Dylan Schlauch had CHS’ three hits. Beasley had two RBI and T.A. Watson and Davis added an RBI each. CHS loaded up on postseason honors as well. Will Click, Tyler Davis, D.J. Max and Dylan

SOCCER

Continued from B1 the All-Tournament team at the Best of the West earlier in the season. Brighton (5-9-3) fell at Cordova 5-0 on Tuesday in the Region 7-AAA semifinals. The Cardinals trailed 2-0 at the half before the Wolves took control late. Brighton lost to Cordova 2-1 earlier in the season. “The boys played hard but weren't able to put much together of-

fensively,” said Brighton coach Zane Hill. “Cordova is a good team and they took advantage of their opportunities. It was just one of those games when nothing seemed to be connecting or going our way … But I am very proud of the boys for getting this far in the playoffs and how far they have come since we started in February. I hope to continue our success next season.”

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Continued from B1 “This will be the third straight year we've played White Station in the sectionals,” said Munford coach Barry Bargery. White Station has beaten Munford the last two years. “This year I think we've got a better chance,” Bargery said. Last Thursday the

Covington senior baseball players, from left,Tyler Davis, Dylan Schlauch and D.J. Max sign scholarships to play at Southwest Tennessee Community College next year. Also pictured is Covington coach David Sage (left) and Southwest coach George Sykes. Courtesy photo

CHS softball standout Autumn Glenn inks a scholarship to play for the UT-Martin Lady Skyhawks. Glenn was joined by a host of family and friends including her mother Donna, grandparents Dr. Terry and Gaynell Clay, her siblings and the coaching staff of CHS and CMS to celebrate the occasion.

Schlauch were named to the District 13-AA Senior All Academic team. Max and Schlauch and junior Tommy Beasley and sophomore T.A. Watson were selected for the All-District team. Seniors Max, Davis and Schlauch and junior Carlos Williams were chosen for the AllTournament team. The MVP for the tournament was Beasley and Carlos Williams was honored as District 13 AA Player of the Year.

Lady Cougars won their third straight region title, defeating Arlington 4-0 and moving to 17-0 on the season. Patterson defeated Samantha Sargent 6-0, 6-4 and Willis defeated Tyler Napier 6-1, 6-2. Carlin defeated Levans 6-1, 6-4 and Haley Bryan took out Presley Parrish 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Sports Happenings Golf scramble The 21st annual Elliston Open Golf Scramble will be held June 13 at Forest Hills in Drummonds with a 1 p.m. start. Entry is $75 per player with cash prizes for various flights. Sponsorships are also available. Call Jeff Ireland at 901-201-7328 for more information. Indoor soccer Registration is open May 14th through June 1st for a summer indoor soccer league. Age breakdowns are U10: ages 8-10, U14 – ages 11-14, U16 – ages 15-16 and Adults: ages 17 and older. Youth registration fees are $45 , which includes a t-shirt and participation trophy. Adult fees are $35 or $245 per team, with a maximum of 7 players per team. Practices will start in June with games on Saturdays starting the end of June and ending in late July. All games will be played at Munford Middle School. Those interested can register online at www.munford. com. Registration dates Summer Indoor Youth/ Adult Soccer: May 14-June 1, youth fee - $45, adult fee $35, for ages 8 and older Summer Baseball: June 1129 for ages 3-14, $68 Fall Youth/Adult Soccer: July 9-27, youth fee - $68, adult fee - $35, for ages 3 and older Adult Softball: August 6-24, $50 2012/2013 Cheerleading: September 3-21, $68 for ages 4-16 2012/2013 Youth/Adult Basketball: October 1-31, youth fee $68, adult fee $55 for ages 4 and older For more information, please contact Munford Parks and Recreation at 8375965.

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CHS senior performs last dance By SHERRI ONORATI sonorati@covingtonleader.com Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often a bittersweet feeling reaching the end of something, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a job, school, adventure or activity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more bittersweet when you have to deal with the conclusion of two of those activities. Covington High School senior Brooke Kelly is finding that to be true as she winds down her last year of high school and her last year competing in dance competitions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started dancing in kindergarten,â&#x20AC;? said Brooke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play ball or anything else, I just got involved in dance.â&#x20AC;? Brooke, the daughter of Mary and the late Buddy Kelly of Covington and the granddaughter of Bobby and Nancy Benard of Covington and Hammie and Mary Pope of Dyersburg, has been dancing as a member of Cathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Dance Studio in Covington for the past 13 years. Brooke has competed every year in tap and jazz at Showstoppers American Dance Championshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance competition since she started dancing and has done very well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brooke has come such a long way,â&#x20AC;? said Cathy Sims Cook, owner and dance instructor of Cathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Dance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve watched her grow and mature into a beautiful, talented young lady.â&#x20AC;? She became such a fixture and valuable member at

Cathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Dance that four years ago she was asked to become a co-dance instructor for the younger students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so happy to have her by my side teaching and as a role model for my younger dancers,â&#x20AC;? said Cook. Brooke was just as active in high school as she was in dance. Throughout her four years of high school, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a football cheerleader, an FFA officer for two years, a member of the National Honor Society, yearbook staff, HOSA and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Brooke lost her beloved father to leukemia in 2007 and that loss is what has guided her to her career choice. In fall 2012, she will enter The University of Tennessee at Martin, where she will major in nursing. She hopes to one day work at St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My father passed away in 2007 and I wanted to become a nurse to help other families,â&#x20AC;? she said smiling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love working with children. Brookeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 27th and last performance will be held on Saturday, June 16 at the Pat Thompson Conference Center in Millington. She will perform a solo dance, a duet with her instructor and group numbers. Brooke said she is thankful for Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guidance and friendship through her years of dance instruction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cathy is an amazing teacher and an even better friend,â&#x20AC;? said Brooke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so thankful and blessed to have had her as a teacher!â&#x20AC;?

Brooke Kelley holds up trophies won during a recent competition. Courtesy photo

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am going to miss her but I know she will do great things in her future,â&#x20AC;? added Cook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew there would come a day when I would have to let my older girls move on with their lives, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure sad to see it come.â&#x20AC;? Performance tickets are available at Cathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Dance Studio located at 204 W. Pleasant St., Covington.

DSCC announces spring 2012 deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list and honor roll Dr. Mary Ann Sellars, Vice President for Dyersburg State Community College, recognizes students for their scholastic achievements each semester. To be included on the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours of college level courses during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Those making the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List for Spring 2012 are: Tipton County Atoka - Jessica Ellis, Holly Nicholas, Stephanie Pilkington, Kayla Walters, and Michael Wendel Brighton - Demi Black, Katelyn Brown, Breanna Climer, Alexandra Dagastino, Melissa Delashmit, Murphy Durkee, Monica Frisbee, Dylan Henderson, Nichole Narduzzi, Tara Queen, and Casey Taylor Burlison - Douglas Burgess, Jarred Holloway, and Ashley Pies Covington - Kelsey Beckum, Miranda Davis, Joan Hanks, Michael Irick, Nichelle Kent, Elizabeth Mackey, Lisa Raines, Tonya Veazey, and Tanner Weir Drummonds - Kaleb Jackson and Samuel Roberts Mason - Angel Adams, Sheila Hancock, and Mesheckia Harris Millington -Tiffany Brian and Jordan Devall Munford - Brandy Campbell, Katie Craig, Thomas Herrington, Spencer Johnson, Cindy Motes, Danielle Stagner, and Emily Todd Also honored for their achievement

are those on the Dyersburg State Honor Roll. To be included on the Honor Roll, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours of college level courses during the semester and earn a grade point average between 3.0 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3.49 during the semester. Students named to the Honor Roll for the 2012 Spring semester are: Tipton County Atoka - Casey Bruner, Daniel Harris, Teresa Johnson, Kimberly Luttrell, Jessica Martin, Joshua Routon, Dawn Rychlik, and James Shellhart Brighton - Monica Allen, Athena Bynum, Jenna Campbell, Yalonda Foster, Jordan Harkness, Brittany Hayes, Rachel Keene, Cindy Moore, Kyrstyn Noble, Brittan Robbins, Mallory Tapp, and Raymond Wren Burlison - Jessica Ashburn, Cayla Cook, Corey Hewlett, and Michael Hoffman Covington - Kasundra Hill, Mary MacDonnell, Jamie Naylor, Danielle Peeler, Zachary Pinner, Richard Russell, Charles Sedgwick, Joshua Smith, Elizabeth VanBeukering, and Sarah Ward Drummonds - Twyla Bell, Kelsie Meadors, and Toni Moon Gray Mason - Haley Blalack, Ashley Garcia, Hayley Stone, and Brittney Vandergrift Millington - Benjamin Albright Munford - Christopher Brewer, Kacey Cecil, Kelly Cole, Teresa Cook, Taylar Copping, Brittany Gibson, Logan Kirby, Jessica Lumsden, Cortney Rogowski, and Carmen Wright

MHS SENDS RECORD NUMBER TO ALL-STATE Pictured left are Garrett Doo, Shelby Bampfield, Lacey Hindman, and Taylor Martchek were selected to the All-State choir. Courtesy photo.

BHS FFA summer camp There are three camps to choose from or students can attend all three. Week 1: June 4 - 8 Horse Camp; Week 2: June 11-15 - Barnyard Buddies; Week 3: June 18 - 22 - Ag Camp The camps are for ages 4 -11 and the cost is $75. The camps will run from 8 a.m. to noon at Brighton High School agriculture education department. Camp registration price includes a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch, snacks and crafts. Mail Registration Fee (cash or check - BHS FFA) to BHS FFA, 8045 Highway 51 South, Brighton, TN 38011

Munford High School had a record eight students selected to be Tennessee All-State musicians. Brittany Wright, Christian Colon, and Ryan Fristensky were selected to the All-State band. Joseph Meinweiser was selected into the All-State orchestra. Garrett Doo, Shelby Bampfield, Lacey Hindman, and Taylor Martchek were named to the All-State choirs. The con-

certs were held in Chattanoogaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tivoli Theatre. This is the most students any one school in Tipton County has ever had recognized for AllState selections.

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Around the world in one night By SHERRI ONORATI sonorati@covingtonleader.com Drummonds Elementary School is hosting its annual World Tour Family Night tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. In conjunction with the World Tour, the school will also be hosting its third annual art show. “Each class picks a country, state or region,” said principal Patricia Mills. “The classes decorate their rooms according to the area they have chosen and some will be performing special dances. We’ll have a parade of nations and every class has a flag or banner which represents their area.” Family members will be given a “passport” which will be stamped as they visit each classroom.

“It’s a fun week for the kids,” said Mills. “The kids get excited about it and the teachers get tired but they do it. It’s a wonderful culminating activity and for a lot of our kids that’s where they get to shine because they like that theme, it’s project based learning.” DES art teacher, Alisha Wall, will also be holding the schools end-of-year art show for parents and guests. “I have always wanted to do art show and for the first two years we did mini shows,” said Wall. “About three years ago we decided to have one school-wide. The kids make artists cards and pick out their best work for display. We’ll have sculptures and two-dimensional work. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Camp Invention coming to Munford and Crestview Elementary Invent Now, Inc. is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program is coming to Munford Elementary and Crestview Elementary this summer. First started in 1990, Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six that engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content. “Camp Invention’s reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming has helped us to grow from a museum program impacting 300 kids in 1990 to a national program impacting over 76,000 kids,” explains Michael J. Oister, Chief Operating Officer for Invent Now. “We have families who tell us Camp Invention changed their child’s outlook on learning, and stories like those keep us inspired.” Each day, children rotate through four integrated mod-

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Knightly News News from Covington Integrated Arts Academy

Our top AR readers from 1st through 8th grade send a thank you to our community for their encouragement and support. Courtesy photo.

CIAA is overflowing with thankfulness! It is such a wonderful example of teamwork when a community supports the education and success of its students. A many of you know, our school recently invited our community to become a part of a wonderful gift of learning for our students. Our desire was to help our students maintain their reading skills throughout the summer break from school by giving them an opportunity to pick out free books at our final book fair of the year. Our school partnered with Scholastic to give credit to each student for each Accelerated Readerpoint our students earned this year and allow an additional discount that for most students allowed them to get books at no cost. Thanks to our wonderful parents and community members, our recent summer reading book fair campaign was an absolute success! Our community raised an amazing total of $1,955.00! Your generosity allowed scholastic and our school to send over 450 free books of their choice home with our children so they can continue reading over the summer break. CIAA Knights would like to personally thank each business and individual contributor for their amazing generosity. A HUGE ROYAL KNIGHTS THANK YOU TO: This is It, Ted's Glass Company, Westside Grocery, Nu Look, Z & R Accounting Services, Brassfield Jewelers, Joe Grant with State Farm Insurance,

Las Margarita's, Gookin's Floor Store, Colbert/Ball Tax Services, Pappy and Jimmy's, South Main Market, Jay's Paint and Body, Little Shop of Hair, The Freckled Frog, Court Square Café, Old Town Hall, Lena's Nail Salon, Super D, Donna Cochran Bail Bonding, Little Porky's, Webb's Small Engine, Delfield, Jim's Towing and Auto body, PlayCenter on the Square, First State Bank, Rose Construction Inc., Quickie Lube, Dr. Sherman Connell, Bank of Tipton, Bancorpsouth, Mr. Tim Sloan, Russell and Nancy Lindsey, Ms. Katie Mayo, Ms. Mellissa Pugh, Mr. Bo Grey, and Stephanie and Ricky Smith. Your contributions made a difference for our kids! We were also blessed by numerous anonymous contributors who we also want to extend a very humble thank you. The additional donations that placed our school over its goal allowed our school to reward our top AR readers from 1st-8th grade in free books as well. The following students received $25 worth of books for their exceptional efforts in reading this year: 1st grade-Kinley Escue, 2nd grade-Riley Brown, 3rd grade-Elizabeth Graham, 4th grade-John Turner, 5th grade-Ryan Parish, 6th grade-Zoe Hale, 7th grade-Mac Hazlerig, and 8th grade-Elizabeth Butler. Congratulations to all of our AR readers and thank you to everyone who played a part in keeping our kids reading!

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BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 55 Andrea Dr. Munford, TN 38058 837-2247 BETHEL CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN 3406 Tracey Rd Atoka, TN 38004 837-0343 BIG HATCHIE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 1390 Hwy. 51 N Covington,TN 38019 901-476-6759 BRIGHT HILL M.B. CHURCH 4650 Ballard Slough Rd. P.O. Box 166 Burlison,TN 38015 901-476-3227 CAMPGROUND U. M. CHURCH 3183 Drummonds Road Drummonds, TN 38023 837-4629 CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH 211 Main Street N Covington, TN 38019 476-8782

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Richard Todd- Owner

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CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2010 Highway 51 S Covington, TN 38019 476-4433 CALVERY BIBLE CHURCH 894 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 837-8563 CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH 755 Lucy Kelly Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-475-4422

1880 Old Hwy 51 • Brighton, TN 38011 Phone: 901-837-8981 • Fax: 901-837-8986 Chuck Porter • Owner/Pharmacist Robin Porter • Owner/Buyer

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CAREY CHAPEL AME 4955 Ballard Slough Rd Burlison, TN 38015 475-2288

Highway 51 South Covington Tn. 476-2240 Member

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 400 South Maple Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6858 CHARLESTON BAPTIST CHURCH 8642 Hwy 179 Stanton, TN 38069 901.476.8479 CHURCH OF CHRIST 873 Hwy 51 N. (Quality Inn) Covington, TN 38019 901.475.9443 CHRIST CHURCH AT CASPER CREEK 6849 Center College Rd. Millington, TN 38053 901.840.3637

BAPTIST

901-476-0333 1-877-676-5455 TOLL FREE

Home Care & Hospice TIPTON Medicare Certified • Joint Commission Accredited

WOOTEN OIL CO. 513 Sanford Ave. 901-476-2684

ROSE CONSTRUCTION

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Contractors

476-9600

Home Health Care of West Tennessee Inc.

Phone 901- 840-4663 13690 Hwy 51 S., Ste. 101 Atoka, TN 38004

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CLOPTON U. M. CHURCH 5285 Brighton Clopton Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-5512 COLLINS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 303 W. Ripley Avenue Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3094 -Church House 901-826-5132- Pastor COVINGTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1861 Hwy 51 South Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9592 COVINGTON ASSOCIATED REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN 133 W. Washington Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2222 CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH 3030 Drummonds Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-840-4326

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH AT THE NAZARENE 3865 Beaver Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-2545 EBENEZER CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 70 Witherington Rd Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2670 ELM GROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2016 Elm Grove Rd Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-5440 ELM GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1108 Elm Grove Rd. Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-8799 FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 900 Simmons Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 901-837-2683

3866 Munford Giltedge Rd Munford, TN 38058

1135 Randolph Rd. Burlison, TN 476-8244

HOSANNA MINISTRIES 13779 Hwy 51 S. Atoka, TN 38004 901-840-4540

RAVENSCROFT EPISCOPAL CHAPEL 8219 Holly Grove Rd, Brighton, TN Holy Eucharist, 1st & 3rd Morning Prayer - 2nd & 4th 8:45 a.m. 837-1312

JEHOVAH'S WITNESS OF COVINGTON 1150 Old Brighton Rd Covington,TN 38019 901-475-2110 JESUS THE WAY OUTREACH CENTER 795 Tennessee Drive Covington, Tennessee 38019 KELLEY’S CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 692 Garland Detroit Rd. Burlison, TN 38015 LIBERTY BAPTIST 2097 Holly Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-5273

FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CHURCH 6920 Highway 59 W Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-1008

LIGHTHOUSE PRAISE TEMPLE 826B HWY 51 COVINGTON, TN 38019 901-294-3866

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1422 Old Hwy 51 Brighton, TN 38011 901-837-0950

LIGHTHOUSE APOSTOLIC 2536 Tracy Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-9138

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ATOKA 102 Kimbrough Ave Atoka, TN 38004 901-313-2919

MASON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 11733 Hwy 59 Mason, TN 38049 837-8308

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MUNFORD 521 Giltedge Rd. Munford, TN 38058 901-837-1559

MT. HERMAN CHURCH 3492 Quito-Drummonds Road, Millington, TN 38053(901) 835-2886

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF COVINGTON 211 S. Main St. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2489 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MASON 359 Hwy 70 E Mason, TN 38049 MasonBaptistChurch.com FIRST BRIGHTON BAPTIST CHURCH 132 East Woodlawn Ave. Brighton, TN 38011 476-6180 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF COVINGTON 403 S. Main St. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2434 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 145 West Church Ave Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9694 GARLAND BAPTIST CHURCH 1756 Garland Dr. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9691 GARLAND UNITED METHODIST 1613 Garland Drive Covington, TN 38058 901-476-9334 GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 1915 Rosemark Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-8087 GETHSEMANE BAPTIST CHURCH 2256 Mt. Lebanon Road Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1356 GRACE TEMPLE APOSTOLIC CHURCH 8923 Mt Carmel Rd Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1008 GREAT EXPECTATIONS COGIC 2053 Highway 51 S. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6666 GREATER ST. JOHN MBC 411 Shelton Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-4765 GRACE OUTREACH WORSHIP CENTER 795 Tennessee Ave Covington, TN 38019 HARVEST CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD 9703 Hwy. 59 S Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2435 HATCHIE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1372 Highway 51 N Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9709 HOLLY GROVE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN 4538 Holly Grove Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-8379 HEBRON COMMUNITY CHURCH Rayburn Rd. Covington, TN 38019 HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH 2086 Atoka-Idaville Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-491-8138 HOPEWELL UNITED METHODIST

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MT. LEBANON ASSEMBLY 7560 Hwy 51 North Henning, TN 38041 MT. TIPTON CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Brighton Clopton Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-1165 MT. ZION CHURCH 838 S. Tipton Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3233 MUNFORD BAPTIST CHURCH 1253 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 901-837-9276 MUNFORD FIRST UNITED METHODIST 57 Tipton Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8881 MUNFORD PRESBYTERIAN 60 East Main Street Munford, TN 38058 901-837-6721 NEW BEGINNING CHURCH 1460 Atoka Idaville Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-412-0241

REDEEMING GRACE LUTHERAN 1496 Munford Ave. Munford, TN 38058 901-831-3980 THE REFUGE 749A N. Main St Covington, TN 38019 901-603-3897 RIVER OF LIFE 220 Beaver Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8781 SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3400 Atoka-Idaville Road Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-8210 SHILOH MB CHURCH 584 John Hill Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-0081 SIMONTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 4100 Munford Gilt Edge Brighton, TN 38011 901-837-2168 SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH 7512 Hwy 59 W Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-6178 SOUTH TIPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 538 Simmons Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 837-2140 ST. ALPHONSUS CATHOLIC CHURCH 1225 Highway 51 S Covington, TN 38019 901-476-8140 ST. LUKE BAPTIST CHURCH 632 St. Luke Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9746 ST. MARK AME CHURCH 842 Tipton Road Munford, TN 38058 (901) 837-1456 ST. MATTHEW'S EPISCOPAL 303 S. Munford Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6577 ST. MATTHEW MB CHURCH 296 Mason-Charleston Rd. Stanton, TN 38069 901-476-5935 ST JOHN MISSIONARY CHURCH 2086 Atoka-Idaville Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-2474

NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH 2357 Wilkinsville Rd Drummonds, TN 30823 901-835-5683

ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1602 Highway 59 West Covington, TN 38019 901-4767645

NEW HORIZON CHURCH OF GOD 1099 Hwy 51 N Covington, TN 38019 901-489-0447

ST. PAUL EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2406 Hwy 70 East Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2641

NEW LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH 5123 Highway 176 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-0062

ST. STEPHENS M.B. CHURCH 3827 Hwy 51 North Covington, TN 38019 901-476-1559

NEW LIFE PRESBYTERIAN CHRUCH 133 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 901-837-6804

TABERNACLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4258 Highway 179 Covington 901-756-1071

NEW SALEM UNITED METHODIST 7803 Munford Gilt Edge Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-8536 OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4048 Highway 59 W Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7259 PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4625 Highway 59 S Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7016

TEMPLE OF PRAISE 8323 Richardson Landing Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-3462 TIPTON CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 470 Watson Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8356 TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 5954 Brighton Clopton Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-8889

PLEASANT GROVE METHODIST 314 Gainesville Rd Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3162

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 11886 Main St. Mason, TN 38049

POPLAR GROVE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 2600 Glen Springs Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-2611

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH 5422 Drummonds Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-2280

POPLAR GROVE U.M.C. 228 Quito Drummonds Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-2568

WESTERN VALLEY BAPTIST 836 Church Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1255

PARADISE BAPTIST CHURCH 520 Simonton St. Covington, Tennessee 38019

WESTSIDE ASSEMBLY NON-DENOMINATIONAL 33 Paulette Circle Covington, TN 38019

QUITO UNITED METHODIST 4580 Quito Drummonds Rd. Millington, TN 38053 901-835-2318 RANDOLPH ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH

WILLOW GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 618 Willow Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7337

Magnolia Gardens Cemetery

3499 Highway 51 South 476-3757 (Phone) 476-5373 (Fax) David Berryman, Funeral Director Jonathan Murphy, Funeral Director

“Caring for the Community with Compassion”

Sherry Fitzpatrick, R.N. Director of Patient Services 901 Hwy 51 South Covington, TN 38019

901.476.2587 877.376.7579 Fax 901.475.6794

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 ▪ B7 www.covingtonleader.com

COMMENTARY

The determination of what is right can deny that there has been mistreatment of different ethnic groups in country in bygone years. Our forefathers be- The American Indians lieved and and the black penned it in the people were Declaration of woefully Independence mistreated in that our rights the past. We come from God. fought a war If this is so, and to forever I believe it is, settle the isand our country sue about functions with everyman’s the Declaration freedom in of IndepenAmerica. dence and the Pastor Freeman Weems The civil Constitution as rights movefinal arbiters, ment was based on the then what is morally fact, a moral fact, that evright trumps what we ery man, regardless of his might claim as a right. skin color, was as much a Rights must have a mor- man as any other. That is al basis not just a philo- a moral and biblical fact. sophical one. America Somehow though, there is at a tipping point in are those who are trying how we determine what to tie the moral truth of is right and issues of mo- equality of the races to rality. I contend that the the movement for samesame God who has en- sex marriage, which is dowed us with “inalien- immoral. God sets the able rights” has also set bounds of what is right the boundaries of what and wrong not the govis morally right. No one ernment nor the PresiBy PASTOR FREEMAN WEEMS First Baptist Atoka

dent of the United States. If we are going to be a society, a nation that governs upon the whim of men, then literally there is no foreseeable limit to what men and women will claim as a right. If we are going to be a moral society, as the founders of the country intended, then there are going to be lines that must be drawn regardless of who does not like or disagrees with them. The Bible demands our allegiance or our rejection of it. We cannot pick and choose what we will accept in the Bible and what we will reject. It is truly an all or nothing proposition. We are not to hate those with whom we disagree. That is wrong as well. Homosexuals are invited to trust Christ just like every other sinner is. I know there are those who will cry foul as soon as the Bible or Christianity is mentioned, but it is what has gotten the United States to its lofty

position in the world. Atheism has built, and is building nothing. Find Atheist Memorial Hospital if you can. I can point you to Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Jewish hospitals all across our country. The sin of sodomy (homosexuality) is just that, a sin. We have set moral boundaries in the past, such as laws against incest and prostitution. No one is telling two homosexuals what they can and cannot do in the privacy of their home. They are demanding a special right, the right to marry someone of the same sex. It is morally wrong for two people of the same sex to marry and the President is wrong for endorsing it. He is not in the position of determining what is right and what is wrong. The Lord has reserved that to Himself and will not share His glory with another.

RL COULSTON & SONS Building Supplies / Contractor Covington, TN

476-9718

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2031 Highway 51 South • Covington , TN 38019

Phone : 476-2631 WOODS

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Church Bulletins Church bulletins, the section where we will share news briefs and church-related events, will run when space is available. To submit something to this section, call Echo Day at 901-476-7116 or send an email to eday@ covingtonleader.com. May 18 The puppet team of Central Christian Church, 400 South Maple St. in Covington, will present a program on Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. May 19 First Baptist Church of Atoka will present its 5th annual Ladies’ Conference “Being a Mentor for Christ” on Saturday, May 19 at 5 p.m. Special speaker will be Sharon Rabon, a featured speaker at National Sword Ladies’ Jubilee. Tickets are $10 and include buffet meal, fellowship, special music and door prizes. Tickets must be purchased by May 13th. For more information call (901) 313-2919 or visit fbcatoka.org. Plummer Grove C.M.E., 1528 Andrew St. in Covington will host its annual memorial banquet

and musical on May 19 at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served. Tickets are $15 and are available from any church member or at the door. Gospel Divine, Spiritual Gifts, Sensational Southern Aires and Slim & Victory Aires will be performing. For more information contact Bro. Tyrone Avery 475-1854, Sis. Florida Avery 476-9583 or Diane Wynn 476-1848. May 20 Shiloh CME Church, 1580 Hwy. 14 in Covington will celebrate its 144th church anniversary on Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. Mt. Herman’s annual Women’s Day program will be held Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. Bethel A.M.E. Church (Pastor Rev. Barbara S. Green) will be our guests. Noted Gospel group Denzel Bester and Team Driven will also be featured. Please plan to attend this event. May 26 Central Christian Church, 400 South Maple St. in Covington, will hold a VBS workday with lunch provided on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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June 3 Munford Baptist Church, 1253 Munford Ave in Munford presents 2012 "SKY" Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 3 to Friday, June 8 from 6-8:30 p.m. for K-5th grade. For more information call (901) 8376325 or visit www.munfordbaptistchurch.org. Fellowship Bible Church, 6920 Hwy 59 W. in Burlison will hold its Homecoming on June 3. Servants Heart will be singing at 1:30 p.m. Please come and join us as we are celebrating 16 years! ON-GOING Christian Church Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning worship 10:45 a.m. and Sunday Evening worship at 6 p.m. Youth and adult Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 400 S. Maple Street. Ever wondered about the Bible's mysteries? Every first and third Sunday, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church discusses them through the American Bible Society's Inside the Mysteries of the Bible: New Perspectives on Ancient Truths series. Class begins at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday (free coffee, movie

and discussion included). Youth Sunday School and worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. You are invited to attend. Gateway Baptist Church will meet each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for Celebrate Recovery, a program designed to share experience, strength, and hope in overcoming life’s hurts, hang – ups, and habits where anonymity is a requirement. If you have any questions, please call 901-837-8087. Paradise Baptist Church will be hosting a free fitness program for the public every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at 520 Simonton St., in Covington. All ages are welcome, and the public is invited. For more details, please email pastor, Minister Shelia Bryant at MinisterSBryant@yahoo. com or call the church at 491-7061.

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FRED'S

Covington SUPER DOLLAR STORE Munford 476-3364 837-2000

First Utility District Tipton County “Natural Gas is Best” Phone 901-476-9525 901-476-0714

Hwy. 59W. and Bringle Road

Open Sun - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL

Fri - Sat. 9 a.m. midnight

Reg. Hamburger #1 & #2 1/2 pprice 5p.m. - 11 p.m.

Brighton ARP Church will be hosting a grief support group at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month. The Church is located at 81 Church St. Brighton. 476-7233 for more information.

710 Hwy.51 N. Covington 476-1307

Dunlap Retirement Center 24 hour staff

“Independent living with a helping hand”

1495 Dunlap Orphanage Rd., Brighton Office: (901) 476-7014 Kathy Keiter www.dunlapretirecenter.org Director

Are you a member of the clergy or ministry interested in writing a monthly column for The Leader? Please send a sample of your writing to eday@covingtonleader.com for consideration.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 5010 West Union, Millington, TN 38053 901-872-2264

Sunday School 9:00 am & 10:30 am Sundayy Worshipp 9:00am,10:30am,6:00 pm Wed. Services - 6:30 pm

TV Broadcast on Millington Cable Sunday's 10 a.m. & 9 p.m.

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Pawn Shop 14382 Hwy. 51 S.

Atoka, TN 38004 (901)837- Cash (2274) • (Across from 51 furn)

DAN PICKARD OWNER MICAH FULCHER MANAGER

"Affordable & Accommodating"

XI. Love thy local newspaper Send us photos from your church events to be featured in an upcoming edition! Email them to eday@covingtonleader.com.

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Steven Newman - Manager 2054 Highway 51 South • P.O. Box 189 Covington, TN 38019-0189 Office: 901-476-4936

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Covington Memorial Gardens, Inc. "To Better serve Humanity"

Landon B. Yarbrough - President 1701 Hwy. S. Covington Obituary Line: 476-9753 • Fax line: 476-1349 476-9778

Homer Skelton

9030 Hwy 51 N. • Millington

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Hometown Medical Services, LLC 111 Munford St. South • Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9996 • 901-476-9986 Fax Alan Hopkins, Msn, Rn, Cs, Acnp

Deadline for all classified ads is Tuesday at 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 ▪ B8 www.covingtonleader.com

EMPLOYMENT Must have Class D up to Class B License, Must be older than 21 Work on NAS Millington. Background check manditory. Gov. Wage Determination Applys. Call Tim to set up an appointment at 901-826-6115

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HELP WANTED, The Leader is seeking an office manager. Position requires an understanding of bookkeeping and familiarity with computers and bookkeeping systems. Job pays in the low $20s/annually. The ideal candidate will understand accounts receivable, billing, the basics of credits and debits and collections. Additionally the office manager will compile data for payroll, will put together reports for monthly financials, will prepare daily bank deposits and will enter billing and payments into our A/R system. It’s a very, very fast paced job with daily, weekly and monthly deadlines for a detailoriented person with good customer service skills. Position includes competitive benefits package that includes access to a 401(k), three weeks of annual paid time off, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Hours are generally 8-5, M-F, but could require additional work to get the job done at busy times of the month. Interested? Email helpwanted@covingtonleader. com Fax a resume to 901-4760373. No calls, please

DRIVERS

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DRIVING FOR A CAREER?

Jazzy power chair, excellent condition. $695-----Suzuki Black 650cc $3495. 22,000 miles. 901475-2505 or 901-486-3496.

CLOTHING/APPAREL

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FORMAL GOWNS. (PROM DRESSES) 1 short (red w/rhinestones), 2 floor length, 1strapless black sparkle, 1 peach sparkle. Sizes 4, 6 & 10. $60 each. Call 901-832-0226. Wedding Dress. Stunning, Wedding gown. White lace and with pearls embellishment. Size 10. A-line, strapless gown. Long, flowing train. Worn once. $100. Please call 901-487-2039.

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CAMPERS/MOTOR HOMES

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1988 27’ 5th Wheel Camper. Good condition. $2900 901-605-7776. Camper “04” Holiday Rambler Savoy. Sold new $28,000 will sell $8000. 32’5th wheel, awning. 901355-5963.

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476-4419 Firefighter lawn service free estimates, 5th cut half price call today! 901-517-6069 or 901355-3691. Home improvement and repairs. Wood replacement and painting, tile floors and backsplashes. AC and plumbing repairs etc. Small jobs welcome. Call 901-8271969. MR. MOBILE, I COME TO YOU!! Oil changes, Brakes, Minor tune-ups, and More. “Fleets and Semi’s included” Call 9012 0 1 - 9 2 8 7 .

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Houses and Apartments in Stanton and Brownsville, 1-2 bedroom available. Includes all appliances. Deposit and references required. 901-205-9088.

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Arnold Transportation now hiring: Recent graduates, experienced drivers & owner operators. Get home! Get paid! Great runs; modern equipment. Dedicated positions also available! www.driveforarnold.com 800-299-4744 CDL-A Drivers: Get your application in before new trucks are filled! Paid Vacation, Established Company, Good Miles, Insurance. 573-471-9732 Drivers: Local West Memphis $1,000.00 Sign-On Bonus, Home Daily! If you have a personal vehicle call Werner Enterprises today! 1-888-880-5902 Drivers: Want a Professional Career? Haul Flatbed/OD Loads for Trinity Logistics Group! Earn $.41-.51cpm! CDL-A w/2yrs Exp. EEO/AA Call:800-533-7862 www.trinitytrucking.com Affordable childcare in my home. Three openings in the Munford area. Call Tammy 901-4510669.

Town of Atoka The Town of Atoka is seeking a motivated, team-oriented, highly energetic individual to fill the following full-time position: • Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer Benefits include competitive salary, paid holidays and leave time, health insurance, and retirement. Complete job descriptions and applications are available at Atoka Town Hall, 334 Atoka Munford Avenue, Atoka, TN 38004. Applications must be received by 3 pm on Friday, June 1.

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Fabulous Estate of Mrs. Uledine “Dean” Smith Covington, TN Life Long Collector!

PETS & LIVESTOCK

Saturday, May 19th Sunday, May 20th & Monday, May 21st

DOGS, CATS & SUPPLIES 201

Fine Antique Furniture, Glassware, Tools, Pottery Too Much To List

AKC Registered German Shepherd Pups 5 Female and 2 Male, Black and tan, and black and silver, wormed and first shots given, $250 each. Sire and dame on site, ready now. Call 731-612-7873 or 731-6127 8 7 4 .

MERCHANDISE

YARD SALE LISTINGS

The Town of Atoka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

See Saturday, May 19th Edition of Commercial Appeal for Address Burnside Estate Sales Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Huge yard sale. Everything must go! 3562 Holly Grove Rd., Covington. Thurs., Fri. and Sat. thru June.

Covington Area. 6163 Hwy 59 S., at Hwy 14 & 59. White house beside Midway Store. 2 Family Sale will begin at 8 til ? on Fri.18th & 19th. Furniture, clothes, collectibles, glassware & much, much more. Don't miss this one.

Everything must go! Items for sale include: home interiors, furniture, baby items, toys, clothing, shoes, wedding dress, etc. Saturday, May 19th 7a.m.-4 p.m. 25 Wheatrum Dr., Atoka

Yard sale Sat. 8 till Garage sale, Sat., Noon. 85 Hwy 179, May 19th. 8-till. Covington. First right 45 Audie St. near after 4 way stop at Crosstown in Atoka. the Co-op pump.

Curb Appeal Get Your Yard Sale Noticed! Call or email Teri at 901-476-7116 or tjennings@ covingtonleader.com

FPC YOUTH YARD SALE All proceeds go towards the Youth Mission Trip to Tunica, MS. We have everything from stoves and furniture to bicycles and house decorations. Sat., May 19 at 403 South Main St Covington, TN from 7a.m.-noon.

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Classifieds, continued from B8 AUTUMN HILLS $250 Deposit 4 - Bedroom, 2 - Full Baths Now Leasing

$535 - $550/mo. Call 731-635-7177 for more information

LOFT APTS FOR RENT:

2BR/2BA apartment: 1200 sq.ft, hardwood floors, beautiful kitchen, all appliances, central heat and air, 11 foot ceilings, exposed brick, large skylight in great room. ADT Security. Rent $800/Dep. $800. No pets. Apt for RENT: 185 Houston Gordon Rd., Covington 2 BR/1BA upstairs apt. Hardwood floors. All appliances. Electricity included in rent. $800/mo & $800 dep. Very nice neighborhood. 901.476.7226 or 901.299.4221.

1994 Chrysler Convertible. Runs good. $1800 OBO. Call 901-2388768.

Newly Remodeled 2br, 1ba, 430R Haynie St., Covington. $480mn, $480dep. 901-476-6960 or 901-2121425.

ATVs/GO-KARTS/MOTORCYCLES 952

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 903 3br 2ba Mason, Tn. $425/mo + $425/-dep. Corner lot. 901-2828898

102 East Court Square, Covington. 901.476.7226 or 901.299.4221. Serious inquiries only. This is a SMOKE free building. 1 BR/1BA apartment: 900sq.ft, hardwood floors, beautiful kitchen, all appliances, central heat and air, 11 foot ceilings, exposed brick, overlooks Covington’s Court Square. ADT Security. Rent $695/ Dep. $695. No pets.

House for rent, 3br, 1ba, $400dep, $550mn in Covington. 901-4768431.

3br, 2 full baths, water and sewage paid. No pets, great for adult roomates. $500dep, $425mn. 837-7544. TWO-AND-THREE-BEDROOM Townhomes in Brighton. Excellent schools. Call 901-476-8000 or 901- 489-2435.

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4br, 2 full baths, CHA, large lot. 231 Turner Lane, Covington. $900/mn, $900/dep. NO SECTION 8! 901-238-8768 or 901239-1208. Country Living 3br, 2ba. 5yr old house. $750/mn, $500/dep. 50 Charleston Gift Rd. Covington. 901-356-0563

3br, 2ba, CHA Newly Remodeled. 344 Robinson Rd., Mason. 59 and Pickens Store Rd. $675mn. $675dep. 901-4766960/ 901-212-1425. MH for rent, 1br, water and sewage paid. No pets. $500/dep, $380/mn. 901-837-7544. Spacious 2br, 2ba. old Memphis Rd. Huge private lot. $550mn+dep. 901- 569-3560.

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in a southeastwardly direction along the north line of Walker, also being the north line of this partition, S 85 deg. 24’ 05” E, 230.04 feet to a set iron being the northeast corner of this partition; thence in a southwesterly direction along the east line of this partition, S 04 deg. 35’ 54” W, 181.44 feet to the southeast corner of this partition; thence in a northwesterly direction along the south line of this partition; N 85 deg. 24’ 06” W, 110.04 feet to the true point of beginning and containing 0.96 acre more or less according to survey of Van E. Boals dated September 19, 1985.

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NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Traf-Mark, Inc. PROJECT NO.: 84945-3496-94 CONTRACT NO.: CNK368 COUNTY: Tipton The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make ¿nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to ¿le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must ¿le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 06/22/12.

Being the same property conveyed by Margie R. Lott to Janie L. Brown, by deed of record in Deed Book 701, Page 145, in the said Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 58 Al St Atoka TN 38004 CURRENT OWNERS: Janie Brown The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: First Bank, N.A. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed(s) of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. Publication Dates: May 3rd, May 10th, and May 17th Arlisa Armstrong Substitute Trustee 85G Stonebrook Place Jackson TN 38305 http//www.resales.usda.gov

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by that certain Real Estate Deed of Trust for Tennessee executed on May 11, 1993 by Janie L. Brown to David Seivers, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee in Book 701, Page 147, recorded May 13, 1993, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed(s) of Trust is the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”); and WHEREAS, USDA, the current owner and holder of said Deed(s) of Trust appointed Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton

County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed(s) of Trust; and NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the north door at the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder either for cash or 10 percent of the high bid price as a non-refundable deposit with balance due within ten (10) days of sale, (and if such balance goes unpaid, USDA will retain the deposit and re-foreclose) the following described property lying and being in the Seventh Civil District in Tipton County, Ten-

nessee to wit: Beginning at a set spindle in the centerline of Wortham Road being the southeast corner of the Charles Walker property, deed book 389, page 175, which this 0.96 acre partition is a part, also being the southwest corner of the E. F. Roden property; thence in a northwesterly direction along the centerline of Wortham Road, also being the south line of Walker, N 86 deg. 49’ 21” W, 212.53 feet to a set spindle being an angle point in the centerline of Wortham Road; thence northwesterly direction continuing along the centerline of Wortham Road, N 85 deg. 15’ 26” W, 220.00 feet to a set spindle being an angle point in the centerline of Wortham Road; thence in a northwesterly direction continuing along the centerline of Wortham Road, N 85 deg. 01’ 04” W, 110.04 feet to a southwest corner of Walker, also being the intersection of the projected east line of Robert Huevel property, deed book 504, page 39 with the centerline of Wortham Road; thence

in a northeastwardly direction along a west line of Walker, also being the east line of Huevel, N 04 deg. 35’ 54” E, passing through a found iron at 25.30 feet in all 225.17 feet to a found iron being the “TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING” of this 0.96 acre partition, being a point on the south line of this partition, also being an interior corner of Walker, also being the northeast corner of Huevel; thence in a northwestwardly direction along a re-entrant line of Walker, also being the south line of this partition, also being the north line of Huevel, N 85 deg. 24’ 06” W, 120.00 feet to a found iron on the east right of way line of Al Street (50 foot total right of way) an exterior corner of Walker, also being the southwest corner of this partition, also being the northwest corner of Huevel; thence in a northeastwardly direction along the east right of way line of Al Street; also being a west line of Walker, and this partition, N 04 deg. 35’ 54” E, 181.44 feet to a set iron being the northwest corner of Walker, and this partition; thence

Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on February 9, 2004 by Jamie L. Sutphin and wife, Christine B. Sutphin to Charlotte Miller, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee in Book 1123, Page 129, the beneficiary being First South Credit Union. Subsequently STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. was appointed successor trustee in Book 1506, Page 655; and the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will on Friday, May 25, 2012 commencing at 10:00 a.m. at the north door of the Courthouse, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, and proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property to wit: Situated in the City of Covington, County of Tipton and State of Tennessee: Beginning at a stake the Southeast corner of the W. A. Bomar and wife, 103.5 acre tract of which this is a part, the same being Malcolm Stewart’s Northeast corner, said stake being in the center of the Campground gravel road and the center of a gravel road running South 45 degrees West, thence with Malcolm Stewart’s North line and the center of said road South 45 degrees West 211 feet to a stake; thence North 34 degrees West 210.5 feet to a stake in the field; thence North 45 degrees East 211 feet to a stake in the center of Campground Gravel road; thence with said road South

34 degrees East 210.5 feet to the beginning, containing 1.0 acre. Property address: 18 Armstrong Road, Atoka, Tennessee This sale is subject to 2010 and 2011 Tipton County property taxes. This sale will erase, as to this property only, the judgment lien, Ford Motor Credit vs. Jamie Sutphin, in Shelby County General Sessions case number 1408485 and recorded in the Tipton County Register’s Office in Book 1475, Page 581. All right and equity of redemption, Statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will sell and convey only as successor trustee. The sale date and time may be adjourned and rescheduled, without additional newspaper publication, within one year from the originally scheduled date, by announcement at the date, time and place of the new postponement date and time in accordance with T.C.A. 35-5-101. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. Successor Trustee By: Roger A. Stone, President Publication Dates: May 3, 10, 17 Our File No. 11-00482-0

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CHRISTINA DIANE SOUDER, PLAINTIFF NO. 29668 VS. PATRICK ROSS SOUDER, DEFENDANT NON-RESIDENT NOTICE It appearing from the petition filed in this cause which is sworn to, that the whereabouts of Patrick Ross Souder, Defendant, are unknown and cannot be ascertained after diligent search and inquiry. It is ordered that Patrick Ross Souder, Defendant, file an answer in the Chancery Court of Tipton County, at Covington, Tennessee, on or before Monday, July 5, 2012, or Judgment by Default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive weeks in The Covington Leader, a newspaper published in Covington, Tennessee. This the 3rd day of May 2012. 03may4wp Judy Billings, Clerk and Master CLERK AND MASTER Attorney for Plaintiff ELIZABETH B. ZIARKO P.O. Box 765 Covington, TN 38019

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 ▪ B10 www.covingtonleader.com It appearing from the petition filed in this cause which is sworn to, that the whereabouts of Patrick Ross Souder, Defendant, are unknown and cannot be ascertained after diligent search and inquiry. It is ordered that Patrick Ross Souder, Defendant, file an answer in the Chancery Court of Tipton County, at Covington, Tennessee, on or before Monday, July 5, 2012, or Judgment by Default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive weeks in The Covington Leader, a newspaper published in Covington, Tennessee. This the 3rd day of May 2012. 03may4wp Judy Billings, Clerk and Master CLERK AND MASTER Attorney for Plaintiff ELIZABETH B. ZIARKO P.O. Box 765 Covington, TN 38019

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO PR3007 ESTATE OF Lonnie Craig, Jr. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 3rd day of May, 2012. Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Lonnie Craig, Jr., deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his estate are required to file same with the clerk of the

NOTICE First Utility District of Tipton County will publish its Water Quality Report for 2011 in the Covington Leader May 31st, 2012. Copies will be available to customers at our office at 3706 Hwy 59 West. A copy of this report will not be mailed directly to each customer.

MEETING NOTICE The First Utility District will meet Monday, May 21, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at 3706 Hwy 59 West. This will replace the meeting scheduled for Monday, May 28, 2012 at 6 p.m. NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING TOWN OF MASON JUNE 4, 2012 A special called Board meeting for the Town of Mason is set for June 4, 2012 at town hall at 7:00 p.m. Discussion includes 911 user fees, hiring of part time CMFO and 2nd reading of town’s 20122013 budget. David Ward Mayor

INVITATION TO BID The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for the following: Print and supply the Tipton County 2012-13 Student Handbook. Bids will be received based on 15,000 Student Handbooks. Contact Daryl Walker for a copy of the 2011-12 Student Handbook and for additional information. Sealed bids will be opened at 2:00pm on May 31, 2012 at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Hwy. 51 South, Covington, TN 38019. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received. Dr. William E. Bibb, Director of Schools

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE #1 CDBG DISASTER RECOVERY The Town of Gilt Edge will hold a Public Hearing on May 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., at Gilt EdgeTown Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to present information to the public on the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds Program. This program will provide disaster relief of unmet needs resulting from severe weather storms or flooding. Concerned citizens are encouraged to attend and comment on possible projects. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact Mayor Steve Fletcher at (901) 476-9402. The Town of Gilt Edge ensures compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; related statutes and regulations that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance on the grounds or race, color, sex, or national origin. Steve Fletcher Mayor

INVITATION TO BID The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for the following: A Pre-GED online management system that gives students background knowledge for GED study. Interactive instruction and skill practice is needed in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. This management system needs to be web based. For additional information contact Jackie Walker, 901-475-3504. Sealed bids will be opened at May 24, 2012, 10:00 am at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN 38019. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received. Dr. William E. Bibb Director of Schools Tipton County

INVITATION TO BID Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council (NWTEDC) Head Start/Early Head Start serving 13 counties in Northwest Tennessee (Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Obion, Tipton and Weakley) is seeking contract bids for Painting:

RHS Home of the Week

58 Al St Atoka TN 38004 Minimum Bid: $21,464.00 (or best offer above minimum bid) 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms / 1 bath, 950 sq ft. This description is believed to be correct to our best understanding. SALE DATE AND TIME: 6/6/2012 AT 10 am SALE LOCATION: North Door @ Tipton County Courthouse FOR INFO CONTACT: 731-668-2091 For future foreclosure sales and inventory property access our website: www.resales.usda.gov

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS! ONE call & your 25 word ad will appear in 95 Tennessee newspapers for $265/wk or 23 West TN newspapers for $95/wk. Call Teri at 476-7116

Magic Valley Head Start 245 Overhead Bridge Rd., Camden, TN Benton Co. Early Head Start, 136 College St., Camden, TN McKenzie Head Start/EHS, 938 Walnut Ave., McKenzie, TN Lauderdale Co. Head Start/EHS, 142 Nelson St., Ripley, TN Crockett Co. Head Start, 151 Conley Rd., Alamo, TN Denmark Head Start, 535 Denmark-Jackson Rd., Denmark, TN Humboldt Head Start, 152 Hwy 79, Humboldt, TN Newbern Head Start, 212 Wheatley Drive, Newbern, TN Lake Co. Head Start, 327 College St. Tiptonville, TN Miles Head Start/EHS, 1015 E. College St., Union City, TN Fayette Co Head Start/EHS, 100 Thompson Dr., Moscow, TN Troy Head Start, 409 S. Maple, Troy, TN Contract bid packet can be picked up at: Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, Head Start/Early Head Start 938C Walnut Avenue West McKenzie, TN 38201 Contract bid packet can be mailed to you by contacting the office at (731) 352-4743. Sealed bids must be received at the address listed above by 3:00 p.m. on May 31st at which time the contract bids will be opened. No faxed bids will be accepted. Contract bids must be signed sealed and plainly marked by specified Painting. NWTEDC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, creed, national origin or gender.

PRESCHOOL SCREENING Age: 0-5 Any child with a suspected handicapping condition (speech, language, physical, mental, visual, hearing, gifted) Where: Tipton County Preschool (located at Austin Peay Elementary School) 474 Academic Drive, Covington, TN 38019 When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. When: Wednesday, May 23,2012 Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, please call: Emily Sullivan, Tipton County Board of Education, 475-5808 Please bring birth certificate, social security card, immunization record and proof of residence.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for Re-Roofing Project at TN041-01, -02, -03, -04, -06, and -07 will be received by The Covington Housing Authority, 1701 Shoaf St., Covington, TN 38019 on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The estimated construction cost of the project is between $500,000 and $ 550,000 . The Information for Bidders, Bid Form, Form of Contract, Drawings, Specification, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined at the following locations: Ledford Engineering and Planning, LLC; The Covington Housing Authority; the West Tennessee Plan Room in Jackson, Tennessee. F.W. Dodge Corporation, Reed Construction Data, Builders Exchange in Memphis and the Tennessee Office of Minority Business Enterprise, located in Nashville, TN. Bidding documents may be obtained from Janice Campbell at the office of Ledford Engineering and Planning, LLC, 11762 Douglass Street, Suite 101, Arlington, TN 38002, (901) 867-7800. A deposit of $200.00 is required from prime bidders for one set of Bidding Documents. Prime bidders tendering a bonafide bid, except the successful Contractor, will be refunded their full deposit upon return of the Bidding Documents in good condition within 14 days after bid opening. Prime bidders not tendering a bonafide bid will be refunded $100.00 upon return of the Bidding Documents. ALL BID DEPOSIT CHECKS OR DRAFTS SHALL BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE LEDFORD ENGINEERING AND PLANNING LLC. Extra sets of Bidding Documents will be furnished to prime bidders for a deposit of $200.00, one-half, $100.00 of which will be refunded if the bidding instruments are returned within 14 days after bid opening. Make check payable to Ledford Engineering and Planning LLC. A deposit of $200.00 is required from subcontractors and materials suppliers for each set of Bidding Documents. Subcontractors and materials suppliers will be refunded $175.00 of their deposit upon return of the Bidding Documents in good condition within 14 days after bid opening. Partial sets will not be issued. Make check payable to Ledford Engineering and Planning LLC. All bidders must be licensed Contractors as required by the contractors Licensing Act of 1976 (TCA Title 62, chapter 6) of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. No bid will be opened unless the outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid provides the following information: 1. The Contractor’s license number, the date of the license’s expiration, and a quotation of that part of his classification applying to the bid. 2. The license number, expiration date thereof, and license classification of the subcontractor applying to the Bid Form for electrical, plumbing or heating, ventilation or air conditioning in excess of $25,000. If the subcontract does not exceed $25,000 for the above mentioned categories, the general contractor must certify to this effect, in writing, on the outside of the bid envelope. In the case joint ventures, this information must be provided by each party submitting the bid. Each bidder must deposit with his bid security in the amount of 5 percent of the bid. Bid Bonds and Performance and Payment Bonds must be secured by a guaranty or surety company listed in the latest issue of U.S. Treasury Circular 570 and shall be within the maximum amount specified for such company in said Circular 570. The “Bid Bond” and the “Performance and Payment Bond” must be issued by a surety company authorized to do business in the state where the project is located, and must be listed in U.S. Treasury Circular No. 570. Attention is called to the fact that the minimum salaries and wages set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project. The Contract will be subject to the “Section 3” Clause, see Document 00715 - General condition, Article 40, calling for utilization of low-income businesses and individuals from the project area where feasible. Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order Nos. 11246 and 11375, which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must comply with Title VI of the civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act, and the contract Work Hour Standard Act. Bidders must certify that they do not, and will not, maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on a basis of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin. Attention is called to the goals and timetables for minority and female participation. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding. No Bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Attention is called to the fact that The Covington Housing Authority is not an Indian Housing Authority. WALK THROUGH AND PREBID CONFERENCE A Prebid Conference at the Covington Housing Authority Office, 1701 Shoaf, Covington, TN, will be held for the purpose of answering questions Bidders may have and to consider any suggestions they may wish to make concerning the project at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Immediately following the Prebid Conference, a walk through of the project will be held by the Owner. All contractors are strongly recommended to attend this walk through and Prebid Conference. The Covington Housing Authority Mrs. Christi Billings Executive Director

B11 â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, May 17, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ THE LEADER above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred.

Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

This 10th day of May, 2012.

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BEER NOTICE The following has made application for a license to sell beer for on & off premises consumption in Tipton County:

Individual Name: Daniel R. Forrester, Jr. Business Name: Miss Sherrie's Bar & Grill

Norma Nash Tim Donaldson Co-Executors 10may2wp

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

R. D. NO PR3008 ESTATE OF Calvin Leslie Weeks, Jr.. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 3rd day of May, 2012. Letters of Administration in the respect of the estate of Calvin Leslie Weeks, Jr., deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO PR3009 ESTATE OF Lola J. Edwards. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 7th day of May, 2012. Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Lola J. Edwards, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred.

This 10th day of May, 2012. David Weeks Administrator 10may2wp Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

This 17th day of May, 2012. Larry Edwards Executor 17may2wp

The Business is located at 2791 Wilkinsville Road, Drummonds, TN 38023 and the nearest church is New Beginnings which is situated approximately 2,280 feet from the establishment, which is on the West side of Wilkinsville Road. A hearing will be held on this application Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the office of theTipton County Executive, Jeff Huffman. Tipton County Beer Commission Steve Bringle, Chairman, Wayne Cole, L.K. Dyson, Tommy Hill NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF MASON, TENNESSEE

INVITATION TO BID The City if Gilt Edge is requesting bids for trimming trees and brush on the City road right of way. Bids should be sent to City of Gilt Edge, PO Box 123, Burlison TN 38015. Bids are due at the above address no later than 5:00 P.M. Monday June 11 2012 or delivered in person to the Gilt Edge City Hall at 9149 Munford Gilt Edge Road, Gilt Edge, Tennessee no later than 7:00 P.M. Tuesday June 12, 2012, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. All bids should be plainly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;right of way trimmingâ&#x20AC;?. The City Gilt Edge reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities in the bidding process and to accept the bid determined to be in the best interests of the City. For a detailed list of items and specifications, contact Mayor Steve Fletcher 901-476-9402. Steve Fletcher, Mayor

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Mason Board of Mayor and Aldermen on a proposed ordinance to amend the Official Zoning Map of Mason AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF MASON, TENNESSEE TO REZONE THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PROPERTIES FROM B-1 (GENERAL BUSINESS) TO R-2 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) PARCELS 14.00, 15.00, AND 16.00, GROUP A ON TIPTON COUNTY TAX MAP 138C The hearing will be held pursuant to the provisions of Section 13-7-203, Tennessee Code Annotated. Said hearing will be held at the special meeting of the Mason Board of Mayor and Aldermen on June 4, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Mason Town Hall. Any interested party is invited to appear before the Board and be heard. The proposed ordinance will be available for public examination at Mason Town Hall. David Ward Mayor

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