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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com

A Grand Tour

Heritage center celebrates Travel and Tourism Week BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com It was Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu who once said “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Those words seem somewhat appropriate for National Traveling and Tourism week, which began last week on Thursday May 3 and will end this Sunday May 13. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center decided to christen the week with a special proclamation signing that involved Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne, Stanton Mayor Alan Sterbinsky and Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith. “I thought it fitting that to kick off National Travel

and Tourism Week, we’d have our mayors sign the proclamation,” Heritage Center Director Sonia Outlaw-Clark said. Attendees were welcomed with the acoustic guitar sounds of Grover Westover before moving to watch the three mayors’ signing. It was perhaps also fitting that the proclamation take place at the center, especially considering what will be going on at the location this summer. For one, the center is still getting ready to add a special kiosk, Clark said. It will be touch screen interactive and offer a plethora of information on Brownsville. Travelers will have no problem learning of the local businesses and events the county offers.

In fact, the attendees got a taste of how the center will make information sharing on Brownsville easier for travelers by providing special paper “passport” booklets. The center also acquired Flagg Grove School, which is the childhood school of international legend Tina Turner. The post Civil War, African-American one-room schoolhouse is originally based in Nutbush, Tennessee. Clark noted that they’re already opening bids for the school’s move to the center. Yet the one incident that is speedily coming up is the second annual Exit 56 Blues Fest. The music-centered event will take place from 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday May 26 and will also include a

car cruise-on and arts and crafts. Acts this year include Blind Red Rooster, Eric Hughes, Theo D, Sean “Bad” Apple, Blueshine Duo, Sleepy’s Jug Band All Stars, Elmo & the Shades and Hannah Smith. Perhaps residents will take advantage of the week and travel to the impressive number of museums and tourist spots in the city and state. After all, Tennessee tourism generates $14.1 billion in economic impact and continues to be a major economic driver for the state, providing $1 billion in state and local sales tax revenue. So believe it or not, it is big business.

Freedom Shrine revealed at Justice Complex BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth,” --George Washington letter to James Madison, March 2, 1788 The Brownsville Exchange Club held a special meeting last Wednesday, May 2 to reveal a Freedom Shrine recently put up in the Haywood County Justice Complex. With a welcome and prayer from Brownsville Exchange Club President Leon King, a presentation of colors followed by the Haywood High School ROTC. After the pledge, Martin Jelinek, President of the Tennessee District of the Exchange Club gave the Freedom Shrine Dedication Address. Born in the Czech Republic and raised a bit in Canada, Jelinek shared the story of his family’s move to the U.S. Jelinek’s story of his father being forced to move their family for a chance at freedom this country often takes for granted helped reinforce the purpose of the Freedom Shrine. Jelinek noted the importance of freedom and as something that this country should always be appreciative of. “The gift that we share

is the gift of freedom…It is truly something I hope none of you take for granted,” he said. Given what the Freedom is, it should help local residents remember what our country has worked hard to achieve. The Freedom Shrine is a collection of copies of 29 original historic American documents displayed together. It is meant as a way to not only remind us of where our freedom is rooted—determination, sacrifice and idealism have given birth to it—but to

Inside National Day of Prayer Ward 2 has cleanup Sub-sectionals up next for the Haywood track

also reinforce the idea that freedom must be continually guarded and protected. “It continually reminds us of the great debt we owe to millions of Americans that gave life for our freedom,” Jelinek said. “It also shows that freedom comes at a cost.” After a few more recognitions of city and county officials, the program closed with a special lunch for attendees. Attendees also got the chance to get a better look at the Shrine, which was put up thanks also to

Justice Complex Supervisor Raymond Starks. It sits between the two main courtrooms of the center, where circuit, chancery, and general sessions take place. Judges J.R. Reid, Clayburn Peeples and Chancellor George Ellis couldn’t have been prouder to have the shrine so close to their places of court work. “In this polarized and political time, there couldn’t be a better way to remember who we are and where we came from,” Peeples said.

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A traffic stop resulted in a drug arrest for Brownsville Police Officers earlier this week. On Tuesday, May 8 BPD Officers arrested Derail Nathaneal Shaw, 20, after they found nine individually packaged bags of marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent. Shaw’s arrest is the latest in drug related crimes in the city. In late April, BPD arrested Shawann Bradshaw, 19, on Penny Lane near Haywood High with 60 grams (2.14 ounces) of marijuana. Officers were acting on a tip. Bradshaw was been charged with possession of schedule six with intent. Also in late April, a narcotics search warrant was executed for 1063 Tambell at the Brownsville Apartments. Marcus Taylor was taken in custody outside of the residence and found to have 12 grams of marijuana in pocket individually bagged for resale. Inside see ARREST page 3

City passes second reading on church rezoning Aldermen talk of trash pick-up BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com The Brownsville City Board of Mayor And Aldermen met for their monthly meeting at City Hall, Tuesday May 8. Among the items on the agenda discussed was the second reading and passing of Ordinance #891, which would allow property owned by First United Methodist Church to be reclassified from Medium Density Residential to Central Business. The property is located at 114 Church Street, and with the zoning change will allow the church to build a gym. After some time for public discussion, Aldermen passed the reading. The board also passed Resolution #829 which would allow an update to Title VI regulation of the Civil Rights Acts. Mayor Matherne noted that it’s really more of a “housekeeping request” as the last one signed six years ago, and an update is needed in order to acquire future grants. The language is unchanged from the last resolution, and this time will include the signatures of the current city administration. The board also passed Resolution see CITY page 3

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National Day Of Prayer 2012

Many gathered outside the Haywood County Courthouse to participate in this

year’s National Day Of Prayer. On Thursday, May 3, residents from all walks of life and

denominations prayed together on a variety of issues both internal and external.

Flush Away Cancer BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com If you’re looking to help in the battle against Cancer, then you may have an opportunity by flushing it down. No, you read that right. While getting ready for the upcoming Relay For Life, which will take place June 9, on the court square, this year’s chairman Kenny Ellington has got an interesting way to help raise funds. Pictured are two purple toilets with the message “Help Relay for Life FLUSH Away Cancer.” And you might just wake up to find one of the toilets in your lawn. That’s right, for a $25 donation, you can have one of these toilets put onto someone’s lawn for no more than two days. If you’re the unfortunate victim with the hard-tomiss commode in their yard, then for $15 you can

have it removed as soon as possible. Ellington even noted that they’re selling $25 insurance to prevent the toilets from being on your lawn. Ellington, while looking for fundraising ideas decided to try this after

seeing it work in Memphis and Jackson. “I figured this would be something cool and interesting to do,” he said. All of the money raised will go to the American Cancer Society. The world’s largest

The National Day Of Prayer has a deep history in the U.S. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress and signed by President Harry Truman declared an annual National Day

Of Prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Ronald Reagan permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Now each

year, the president signs a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Photos By Calvin Carter

grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life

brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faithbased groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. For more information,

contact Kenny Ellington, Relay For Life of Haywood County event chair, at 772-1551 or 780-3113. For additional information on Relay For Life or the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or (731) 512-5008, or visit cancer. org or relayforlife.org/ haywood.

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lunches (Hamburger, Hot dog or chicken Salad sandwich AND chips and a drink) ALSO, there will be HOMEMADE desserts $3 each or 2 for $5 Chess Squares, Chocolate pie, butter rum cake, coconut cake, cheesecake,

brownies, heath bar cake, Butterfinger cake, fruit salad, Coca-cola cake, strawberry cake and butternut cake. We are now accepting preorders. Call 772-2655 or Fax 7722695.

There will be a Relay for life Cookout at HOMECHOICE Health Services located at 1310 College Street Friday, May 18 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There will be $5 bag Bake Sale for Relay Sugar Creek will be having a Bake Sale on Friday, May 11 starting

at 11 a.m. Donít spend all your time in the kitchen preparing something sweet, just come by and get something for

Mothers Day from Sugar Creek. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Call us 772-1616.


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Ward 2 has a clean up

BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com Although summer is peering right behind its sibling spring, the opportunity for cleaning has never left. Residents took advantage of that fact last Saturday, May 5 from 8 to 10 a.m. as a clean up effort for Ward 2 took place. Headed by Ward 2 City Alderman and ViceMayor Carolyn Flagg, a team consisting of city and county employees, the Brownsville Police Department, student volunteers, AFROTC members, City Mayor Jo Matherne and Ward 2 residents banded together to clean up some of the Ward’s neighborhoods. There were also clean up supplies provided thanks to Haywood County Solid Waste Department Director Clinton Neal. “Some of these homes were affected by the [2010] floods, and we wanted to show the residents here

First South Bank announces CITY continued new mortgage banker

David Crockett Hunter Simmons, President and CEO of First South Bank recently announced the addition of a new mortgage banker, David Crockett. David is a native of West Tennessee and he and his family currently reside in Jackson. David is a graduate of Union University and is currently attending Bethel University, pursuing a MBA degree. David has been working with local homebuyers and homeowners for the past 30 years both as a Realtor and a mortgage banker. Crockett said, “In

my 30 plus years in the mortgage industry I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of customers who were buying a home or refinancing a current home. During all those years I have also been able to glean a tremendous amount of insight that has enabled me to help my customers enjoy tremendous success in realizing the dream of homeownership.� “In my role as a loan officer I have the opportunity to work with new homebuyers and current homeowners to obtain the most advantageous financial position related to what is most likely their largest asset, their home. I believe in treating my customers like family. I want to be their “go to� person when it comes to home financing.� said Crockett. David wants to invite all his past customers to visit him at First South Bank located at 1862 Highway 45 Bypass in

Jackson or call 1-866261-5028. S i m m o n s commented, “We are so fortunate to be able to hire someone with David’s experience and level of customer satisfaction. With him on our mortgage team we should continue to grow and be even more successful in the West Tennessee area.� First South Bank is a 430 million bank with 10 locations in Madison, Hardeman, Haywood and Dyer Counties in West Tennessee. In addition to FSB Home loans, they own and operate FSB Insurance which is one of the largest agencies in West Tennessee outside Shelby County. For further information on First South Bank and FSB Home loans, visit us at 1stsouth.com or fsbhomeloans.com.

#830 which authorizes the city to apply for a Parks And Recreation Grant. The grant would take aim at the Tamm Park Project, which will be located at the corner of Court Square and East Main Street. With the resolution, the city would have to provide 50 percent of the project cost, which would be up to $250,000 from the city’s general fund. There will be a public hearing on the project plans, next Tuesday May 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Delta Room behind Backyard Barbecue. The city will also hold a budget workshop for the 2012-2013 budget. The workshop will take place noon, at City Hall June 8 and will be open to the public. The board is aiming to have the budget ready for its first reading for

next month’s mayor and aldermen meeting. The reported that through the FEMA Disaster Mitigation Program, seven properties On Iola Street have been closed, with six more expected to follow. The city will start looking at bids for demolition of the buildings on the property. The mayor also talked about Phase Two of the Court Square project taking place, which include reworking the sidewalks on the first block of East Main, repaving bypass area that leads towards Ripley/Covington, and repair work on the steps near All That’s Victoria on the square. In other news, the subject of trash pick-up came up again, starting with Aldermen Leon King noting the numerous

that we haven’t forgotten about them,� Flagg said. “We are trying to make a difference.� Specifically, the clean up took place on Carver Street, South Park Avenue, Haywood Street, Rawls Street and South Bond Avenue. Flagg noted that there were 25 people, total, who participated in the clean up, which caused the job to finish earlier than expected. Flagg had originally projected completion at noon. But with the crowd broken into smaller groups, the project finished two hours ahead of schedule. Perhaps one of the clean up’s greatest effects, however, was the inspiration it served to some of the residents in the mentioned neighborhoods. Walking around after the clean up, you could find some residents tackling their own homes with rakes, trash bags and gloves.

concerned phone calls he’s received in his Ward. While an Ordinance was on regulations concerning trash pick-up in the city was presented at last month’s meeting, the board decided to table it in hopes of having further discussion. “To get it back to the way it was, it would cost us more than we can afford,� Matherne said. The City Beautiful Committee has requested a meeting with the board to discuss the matter. And finally, according to City Building Inspector Jerry McClinton, Precision Coil is moving all of its equipment and could be operational in a few weeks. Milano’s Pizza is also currently moving its equipment in the old Corner Drug building.

ARREST continued Inside his residence, the BPD also found two bigger bags of marijuana weighing approximately two ounces or 57 grams. Scales and sandwich baggies were found with the larger bags of marijuana inside the residence. A total weight of approximately 2.4 ounces or 69 Grams of marijuana was recovered from the residence. Officers also arrested a juvenile suspect of 1037 Tambell. The suspect had approximately 20

grams of marijuana in his pocket, individually bagged for resale. BPD also found approximately one ounce of marijuana in the suspect’s bedroom in the dresser. He was charged with schedule six with intent. Earlier this month, officers also arrested 18-year-old Aljinae Wilson, who was in possession of five pre-packed bags of schedule VI marijuana, while attending the alternative-learning center. She was charged

with possession of schedule Vl marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and sale of illegal drugs within a school zone. And finally, Xavion Jelks, 20, was arrested at Tambell Apartments. BPD found him in possession of 31 grams of marijuana, digital scales and cash. He is charged with possession of schedule Vl marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and possession to sell within a school zone.

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Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee (HFHT) has built a solid relationship with Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA). In November 2010, HFHT began a two year statewide project Coming Back Home where current Habitat Homeowners and legislators have been working along the side of local afďŹ liates to provide housing for the elderly or those with special needs. Ms. Stella Jelks is Habitat for Humanity of Haywood County recipient that will beneďŹ t from the THDA Coming Back Home program. Not only will this program provide Ms. Stella Jelks a stable new home she owns while making monthly home loan payments to Habitat to help build more homes but also an additional 165 children and adults will be provided this same opportunity across the State of Tennessee with the THDA support Coming Back Home program.

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Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Beating astronomical odds I get many emails per day and can’t always read them all. However, there are many to come along that do get my attention. There is one in particular about a puppy that was born with great physical challenges. This particular puppy was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with three legs. His two hind legs were perfectly healthy and productive. He only had one abnormal front leg, which needed to be amputated. Needless to say, he couldn’t walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him. His first owner also did not think he could survive and gave considerable thought to putting the young pup to sleep. It was along about this time that his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, looked upon him with great compassion and wanted to take care of him. She was bound and determined to train and teach the dog to walk by himself. Therefore, she named him “Faith.” Before long she put her long-range hope for Faith into practice. It would come to be a long and trying process. Her first step was to place Faith on a

surfboard in order to let him feel the movements. Later, she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him to stand up and jump around. There was another dog in the home that even got into the act and helped to encourage Faith to walk. According to the owner, the dog’s progress was so miraculous that it took only about six months before Faith was walking. The result was nothing short of a miracle. Faith learned to balance on his two hind legs and jumped to move forward. After additional training in the snow, he was able to walk like a human being. It has been most interesting to see the success story and training progress unfold in pictures. Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes, he just attracts all the people around him. As the news of his story spreads, he is now becoming famous on the international scene. His story has appeared in numerous newspapers and on various television shows. There is even one book entitled “With a little faith” published

about him. He was even considered to be in one of the Harry Potter movies. Jude Stringfellow, his owner, has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that “even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul.” The following is a quote from Inspirational Challenge Quotes that offers some possible challenges regarding problems: “Some people get annoyed and frustrated when ‘problems’ arise, but the smart and successful view these occurrences as challenges. They see something to overcome, to put their best foot forward. These challenges help to refine the person you are becoming by polishing your skills and preparing you for what’s next. Challenges are a part of growth; they are helpful and when viewed with that understanding can become a powerful ally.” Norman Vincent Peale once encouraged us to “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.” You will find they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

Sugar Not So Sweet There’s an episode of Family Guy where character, Stewie, convinces Brian to “work” for his company, in exchange for paying off a loan spent on Worm medication. In one particular scene, Stewie, humorously upset with Brian’s performance in the makeshift office, decides to talk of Brian’s flaws while also attempting to sugarcoat the occasion by immediately shooting out his employee’s positive qualities. The premise, along with Stewie’s apparent struggle to find anything remotely relevant to the positive file, is hilarious. But perhaps that’s because of the anvil of truth it directly strikes. How many times have we found ourselves in that scenario? Whether it was the role of a boss talking to an employee, a friend chatting with a buddy, or a boyfriend/ girlfriend dealing with their significant other, we’ve all been in that situation.

Often times, while bringing to light the flaws or wrongdoings of people in our lives, we sometimes feel the need to immediately cushion them with some type of positive reinforcement. Yet the method of sugarcoating depicted in the mentioned Family Guy scene is a wrong way to establish that positive reinforcement. It often happens due to the fear of bringing down a person’s selfesteem. We might mean well, but inherently, it’s a selfish action. You see, no one wants to be the bad guy; play the role of the dream-killing villain when we say, “You’re wrong for this action.” But at times we must. And in the hopes of taking the sting away from the situation, we hit with sentences that begin with “…But you’re still…” We are cushioning the situation but only for ourselves. If you really want to help someone, you should try motivating

and inspiring that person to change. Yes, bring up the flaws, and to a degree, add in what they do right, but continue with the fact that the only reason you’re bringing their wrongdoing up, is because you know that they can do better. A person won’t change unless they believe that they can, or they’re motivated to do so. It’s time to stop laying down the safety net and just push.

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By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

Foreshadows What to leave in? What to leave out? The columnist’s dilemma. That’s almost always the way it is, because when you write a column, the first draft is nearly always too long. Sometimes you set out to write about five things and run out of space on the first, and at other times you put it all in and find out the column is twice as long as it is supposed to be. So you start whacking out words and phrases. (“Killing babies”, some writers term it.) Usually what you’ve written is more readable because of the deletions, but it’s still hard, especially if you are really interested in what you’re writing about. Take last week’s column, for example. Most of it was about a book written 14 years before the RMS Titanic sank that featured another doomed ocean liner that also sank, and the fictional account, written more than a decade before the Titanic was even built, contained so many eerie similarities to the actual event that many people think something paranormal was going on. It seems that in addition to casting a long, long shadow, 100 years so far, the Titanic may have cast a foreshadow as well. But as I said last week, normal people don’t believe in the paranormal. There’s got to be a rational explanation. Right? Maybe, but that book is not the only odd thing connected to the Titanic that occurred before its doomed maiden voyage. Take, for example, the writings of one W. T. Stead, a muckraking British journalist and publisher in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. He is known by historians now as the world’s first investigative journalist. He was also, it seems, prescient. In 1886 he published a story about a British mail steamer. (The Titanic was a mail steamer. RMS stands for Royal Mail Steamer.) His fictional ship sank in the Mid-Atlantic, and more

but many cases have been authenticated regarding the Titanic. One of the engineers refused to go on the voyage because he had a “hunch” that disaster lay ahead. Financier J.P. Morgan, one of the ship’s owners, had booked passage on the doomed voyage, but cancelled upon being warned against it. George Vanderbilt, builder of the Biltmore Mansion, and his wife Edith, were booked, but switched ships because a relative warned them against it. Their bags were already on the ship, however, so he sent his personal valet on the voyage to look after them. He died. The wife of the manager of the comptroller’s office of the ship begged him not to go, but he sailed anyway and went down with the ship. Altogether, more than 50 people had premonitions of the disaster. One of them, the sister-in-law of yet another Vanderbilt, this one Alfred, talked him and his wife into canceling their voyage, but ironically, three years later he perished on another ship, the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German torpedo. Seems you can only cheat death so long. Within two weeks of the Titanic’s sinking, more than 6,900 people claimed to have “just missed” sailing on the doomed voyage, most of them obviously making their stories up, but now they’re gone too. They’re all gone, survivors and victims alike, and the greatest ocean liner ever built lies 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic Ocean. But it sails on in our collective imagination, a grim, tragic and terribly romantic reminder of the ultimate folly of relying on the technologies of man. Best to place our faith elsewhere.

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than half its passengers lost their lives due to a shortage of lifeboats. In Stead’s story, the ship’s captain brandished pistols to keep the steerage passengers from storming the lifeboats. According to some reports, this actually happened, 26 years later, on the Titanic. Then, in 1892, Stead wrote another story in which a ship rescued survivors of another ship that had collided with an iceberg. In addition to being a newspaper publisher, Stead was a world famous pacifist, and in the spring of 1912, President William H. Taft invited him to America to address the World Peace Conference, to be held in April, in Madison Square Garden. Stead accepted, and despite having been warned by a psychic (He also was a spiritualist.) that he would be involved in a “catastrophe on the water,” he booked passage to America on the Titanic. He was among those who perished. In 1908, before construction began on the real Titanic, an Irish novelist wrote a story about a ship actually named Titanic, which he described as, “the largest and fastest passenger boat afloat.” And then, just before the actual Titanic sailed, a British writer wrote a story about an 800-foot long ocean liner (The Titanic was 882 feet) that sank upon striking an iceberg while traveling at 22 knots, (the Titanic’s speed was 22.5 knots.) Again, a large number of passengers perished due to an insufficient number of lifeboats. Then there were the premonitions about the sailing. Of course, it’s easy to find plenty of people who “knew” something was going to happen after a shocking event,

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Davis graduates from Tennessee State Univeristy

Don’t lose your hay to flames By Walter Battle Well, as we get into the hay-cutting season, I found a little information that may help some livestock producers with protecting this precious and expensive commodity. In this economy, it is prudent to keep your hay and hard work from going up in flames. With higher yearly temperatures, farmers must avoid any loss of feed for their cattle, especially loss of hay. “All hay must be dry before baling,” said Dr. Clyde D. Lane Jr.,

professor and beef cattle Extension specialist at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. “Wet hay in a bale provides the ideal location for spontaneous combustion to occur.” Just like any other plant, hay or dried grasses, respires to live. “Store hay in the bard only after respiration has stopped,” said Lane. “Use a compost thermometer to monitor the temperature of several bales over time; when the temperature drops and stabilizes, respiration has ended.” Any hay bale that is less than 130 degrees is

fine to stay in the barn, but a bale that is over 150 degrees must be removed to a cool area. However, any hay bale that reaches the 170-degree mark and above must be removed with the local fire department on standby. At this point a fire is imminent. Producers should work hard to prevent hay fires,” said Lane. “Not only is there a loss of value from the burned hay, there is an additional cost to replace the hay that will be needed by the beef herd.”

Walter E. Davis II announces his upcoming graduation from Tennessee State University on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Bachelor’s of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering with a concentration in Advanced Machine Design. He graduated in 2006

from Haywood High School with Honors. While at Tennessee State University, he received theAcademic Presidential and Tennessee’s Hope Scholarships, and a recipient of Tennessee’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science and Engineering Grant. He was a member of the Honors Program and TSU tigers’ football team. He played for the

Nashville Storms’ semiprofessional football team. He completed a mechanical engineering and mechanical designer Co-Op/Internship at SSOE Architectural & Mechanical Engineering firm in Brentwood. He was a recipient of a scholarship each year he was with the firm. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. He has been offered a mechanical engineering job with GE Aviation in Kentucky and another with Kone in Dallas. He will be making a decision, soon. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Brownsville. He is the son of Walter and Lisa Pugh Davis. The grandson of the late Alvin and Emma Jane Pugh and the late Jesse and Geneva Davis. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Mr. James (Jim) Olen Stephenson III Ms. Mary Ann Mathias Chapman-Nolen Date of Death - May 6, 2012

Ms. Mary Ann Mathias ChapmanNolen, age 68, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Collierville. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents: CA Porch and Lois Hill Porch; and the father of her children: Jeff Chapman. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.,

Friday, May 11, 2012, in the Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes Chapel, with Rev. Dennis Trull officiating. Burial will follow in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Mary Ann was an avid reader and bridge player. She was a member of the Inglenook Book Club in McKenzie, the Newcomers Bridge Club and Fellowship Card Club in Paris. She also played in the Alpha Duplicate Club of Paris, and was a member of the American Contract Bridge League. She was also an active member of First Baptist Church in McKenzie. She was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed traveling with family, friends

and especially with her grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters: Angela Chapman Brooks, (Mike) of Salem, Il, Debbie Chapman Schaefer, (Greg) of Collierville and Delia Chapman Buckley, (Jeff) of Naples, FL; five grandchildren: Ashley Brooks, Kelly Schaefer, Carleigh Schaefer, Bay Buckley and Will Buckley; three brothers: Butch Porch, (Faye), Johnny Porch, (Joyce) and Bert Porch, (Katrina) all of Brownsville and a sister: Shelia Walters, (Keith) of Gibson Co. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 5 –8 p.m. in the BrownsvilleBells Funeral Homes Chapel.

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Mrs. Minnie Lee Manns Date of Death - May 6, 2012 will be conducted Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. in Chapel Hill M.B. Church in Brownsville with Rev. David Reese officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill M.B. Church

Funeral services for Mr. James (Jim) Olen Stephenson, 58, under the direction of Arrington Funeral Directors, were conducted Saturday, May 5 at West Jackson Baptist Church. Rev. Frank Bowling, Rev. Andy Neely and Rev. Jay Stephenson officiated. Burial for Mr. Stephenson was Sunday, May 6, at Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Mr. Stephenson died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.

Jim was born February 20, 1954 in Humboldt, the son of James and Ann Carter Stephenson. He was a Registered Nurse with Jackson General Hospital in the Dialysis Department. Jim was very active in West Jackson Baptist Church for the past 30 years, serving as Deacon, singing in the choir and teaching preschool. He is survived by his loving wife: Deborah Barden Stephenson; his parents: James and Ann Stephenson of Alamo; two sons: Jay Stephenson and wife

Lindsey and Brian Stephenson and wife Carolyn; a daughter: Renee Cox and husband Brandon; his mother in law: Bertie Barden of Brownsville; a sister: Carol Stephenson and her son Zach of Bells; seven grandchildren: Quinton, Wyatt, Sawyer, Ella and Bennett Stephenson and Aiden and Ansley Cox. Family requests memorials directed to: West Jackson Baptist Church - Pre School or Music Ministry 580 Oil Well Rd. Jackson, TN 38305.

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Mrs. Charlene Bullock Thomas Date of Death - May 2, 2012

Mrs. Charlene Bullock Thomas, 74, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Regional Hospital of Jackson.

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Mrs. Minnie Lee Manns, age 65 of Brownsville, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Jackson General Hospital. Funeral services, under the direction of Thompson’s Mortuary

Date of Death - May 2, 2012

Funeral services, under the direction of Rawls Funeral Home were conducted Saturday, May 5 at

Holy Deliverance Church in Brownsville. Interment was held in Rosenwald Cemetery in Brownsville.

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Cemetery. There will be a visitation for family and friends Friday, May 11 at Thompson’s Mortuary in Ripley from 1 – 5 p.m.

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The Agape Bible College in Brownsville, would like to announce its Commencement Ceremony that took place on Friday, April 27 at the Agape Christian Center in West Memphis, AK. The following graduates were: Degree of Bachelor of Theology – Ernest Ligon, David Turner, Steven Turner and Felecia Walker; Degree of Mastor of Theology – Kevin Barken; Degree of Doctor of Ministry – Tom Averyheart, Larry Barbee, Marvin Hall, James Morganfield Jr., George Seymour, Mitchell Turner, Lawrence Edward Vaughn and Jeffery Vaulx and Valedictorian – Dr. Tom Averyheart.

Quinton Douglas Haywood County 4-H Chairman

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Resident awarded new TV Justin Cole, owner of Cole’s Auto-Repair, is seen awarding resident Eddie Rucker with a brand new 32-inch flat-screen TV, Rucker was the winner of a special fundraising raffle that Cole held for Autism

Speaks. April was Autism Awareness Month. It was Cole’s first time holding such a fundraiser, but it was also very successful, he said. The raffle managed to raise $1,000 so far, but is expected to

receive more as more donations are made. As for next year, while Cole is till figuring out what event to try, he did note that he will hold another Autism awareness related fundraiser.

Louisville, KY, May 1, 2012 – Quinton Douglas, son of Jimmy and Sanidra Douglas, has been chosen the June Dairy Month Chairman for Haywood County for 2012. The June Dairy Month activities are designed to communicate the value of milk and dairy products to the

community. Quinton is very active in 4-H. Projects he has been involved in include Dairy Foods/Food – Nutrition, Citizenship, and Consumer Education/ Economics. He won first place in his county Public Speaking contest. Quinton attends Haywood Junior High where he will be in 9th grade next year. He is active in the 4-H Honor Club, the National Junior Beta Club and is a member of the Junior High tennis team and the band. Quinton has been inducted into the National Junior Beta Club. “We wish Quinton much success in his role of communicating the nutritional benefits of milk

and dairy products to the people in Brownsville,” said Randy Davis, President of American Dairy Association of Tennessee. “Quinton will appreciate the cooperation of the people there. His interest and enthusiasm will result in a better informed community from which all will benefit,” he added. About the Southeast Dairy Association On behalf of dairy farm families, the non-profit Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA), works with school, health professionals, retailers, dairy processors and the public to promote dairy foods.

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Corner Happy Anniversary! It is hard to believe that the Elma Ross Public Library building is 20 years old. Wow. We are also celebrating the 100th anniversary of Library Service in Haywood County. That’s right – 100 years! It has been a century of learning, growing, reading and gathering at the library. We have had some spectacular times here at the library and we want to celebrate these milestones with you. Please come by and celebrate with us this Thursday, May 10 from 4 – 6 p.m. here at the library. Haywood County has had a rich library history here. Here is a brief record of the libraries of Brownsville and Haywood County. Thanks to Mayor John Bomer and philanthropist Mr. Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Library located in Brownsville, came to fruition on West Main Street in 1910. The building was not opened as the library until 1912, as it took a little while to get materials and staff in place. In the 1950s the Carnegie Library of Brownsville, became a part of the State of

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Tennessee Regional Library System and was renamed the Brownsville-Haywood County Library. By the late 1980s the Carnegie Library/BrownsvilleHaywood County Library building was bulging at its seams. Mr. Dick Ross approached the library director with a proposal for a new library. If the city and county would provide matching funds, Mr. Ross would supply the seed money for a new library with the condition that it be named for his wife, Mrs. Elma. A deal like that could not be ignored! Therefore, in 1992, the Elma Ross Public Library was opened at its new location on East Main Street. We are very happy to be serving you here at our library. We have a beautiful building, recently renovated thanks to Haywood County, the City of Brownsville and the Elma Ross Public Library Board of Trustees. Library services haven’t changed too much over the last 100 years. We will continue to have books, magazines and newspapers. Plus, we have added books on cassette and CD

and movies on VHS and DVD as well as computers with Internet access and a wireless hotspot for people’s use. We have gone from a paper copy card catalog to an on-line catalog. But one thing will always stay the same. The staff of the library is here to assist the patrons of Brownsville and Haywood County to find the information that you need, whether it is for pleasure or for work. Thank you for a wonderful 100 years and here’s to at least 100 more! Happy Anniversary Elma Ross Public Library.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD DANCYVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 13925 Hwy 76 North FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 700 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242 BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930 ANTIOCH BAPTIST 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682 ANTIOCH BAPTIST Tibbs Community Church 9327 Tibbs Rd BETHESDA MISSIONARY BAPTIST 126 Baxter St. • 772-3388 BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433 BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288 BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 7720717 CALVARY BAPTIST 624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192

LONDON BRANCH BAPTIST London Branch Rd. • 772-2283 LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1230 E. Jefferson St. • 772-8027 MACEDONIA BAPTIST 103 Macedonia Rd. • 772-4770 MERCER BAPTIST 1201 S. Dupree Ave. • 772-2536 NEW HOPE BAPTIST 586 Bond Ferry Rd. • 772-5616 NEW REVELATION MISSIONARY BAPTIST 400 Rawls St. • 772-1020 NEW VISION COMMUNITY 612 Fulton Rd. • 772-2663 OAKVIEW BAPTIST Winfield Lane • 772-3933 PEACEFUL CHAPEL MB 1221 Fairground Rd. 8 772-9473 POPLAR CORNER BAPTIST 1010 Boyd Ave. • 772-0950 SHAW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST 3772 Shaw Chapel Rd. • 7727738 SNIPES GROVE BAPTIST 1272 Thornton Rd. • 772-5825

CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 7721033

STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Covington Rd. • 548-6015

CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840

ST. PAUL BAPTIST 4270 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-1149

FIRST BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • 772-1187

UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538

JEFFERSON STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-3316 CHURCH OF CHRIST 1238 Thorton Rd. • 772-3344 WESTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 3235 Hwy. 54 W. • 772-3810 STANTON CHURCH OF CHRIST Holland Avenue CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD BROWNSVILLE 1155 Berkley Dr • 772-5531 FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF GOD 221 S. Russell St. • 779-9585 ST. JAMES CHURCH OF GODCHRIST 305 W. Thomas St. • 772-0354 CHURCH OF GOD & CHRIST REFUGEE TEMPLE HOLINESS 977 King Ave. • 772-4166 EPISCOPAL CHRIST EPISCOPAL 140 N. Washington Ave. • 7729156

ST. PETER CME 5519 Fulton Rd. • 772-5008 TABERNACLE CME 151 E. Thomas St. • 772-7774 UNION GROVE UNITED METHODIST 8118 Hwy 70 E. • 772-5168 PENTECOSTAL FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL 961 Chestnut Grove Rd. • 7726549 TRUE LOVE TABERNACLE OF PRAISE MINISTRY 1456 E. Main St. • 780-5481 PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 109 W. College St. • 772-2893 OTHER BETHEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 5732 Rudolph Rd. BETHEL SUCCESS 19 N. Court Square • 772-0239 CHRIST CHURCH OF BROWNSVILLE 2120 Anderson Ave. • 772-9933 CHRIST TEMPLE APOSTOLIC 404 E. Cherry St. • 772-0064

METHODIST BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT UMC 1489 E. Main St. • 772-9882 DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH 3515 Dancyville Rd. • 548-6725

CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS 687 Bell St. • 772-5357

CHRISTIAN FAITH TABERNACLE 2826 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-7112

FAITH DELIVERANCE 1193 Tamm St. • 772-2236

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060

WILLOW GROVE BAPTIST Jackson Hwy. • 772-4644

DOUGLAS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 3659 Stanton - Koko Rd. • 731548-6800

HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 731-2548746

WOODLAND BAPTIST 885 Woodland Church Rd. • 772-5004

FARMERS CHAPEL CME 107 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-3056

FIRST HOLINESS CHURCH 205 E. Jefferson Street

HAYWOOD BAPTIST ASSN. 126 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-4826

WOODLAWN BAPTIST Hwy. 19 • 772-3530 ZION BAPTIST 1733 Upper Zion Rd. • 772-4211

FIRST UNITED METHODIST 117 E. Franklin St. • 772-0365

GREAT HEIGHTS 1274 Thornton Rd. • 779-9689

MARVIN CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 588 Marvin Chapel Rd. • 7726146

GREATER NEW BIRTH OF CHRIST 505 Tyus St. • 772-8247

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST Hickory Grove Haynes Rd. • 772-1259 HOLLY GROVE BAPTIST 8488 Poplar Corner Road • 772-2627 KEELING BAPTIST CHURCH 16675 Hwy 70 West • 731-6080833 IGLESIA BAUTISTA CRISTO REY 1458 E. Main St. • 772-6024

CATHOLIC ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC 910 N. Washington Ave. • 7723514 CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST OF BEECH GROVE 778 Beech Grove Rd. • 772-3449

MT. PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 315 Mt. Pleasant Rd • 254- 9518

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STANTON UNITED METHODIST 115 Covington St. • 234-4914

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL - JEHOVAH’S WITNESS 1040 Boyd Ave. •-772-6499

FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP 7720 Hwy. 54 N. • 772-4791

HOPE OF FAITH 900 S. Grand Ave. • 772-6700 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR TRUTH 1143 Tammbell St. • 772-8101

PROSPECT CME 10010 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-4426

ZION TEMPLE 1117 Friendship Rd. • 772-3295

PROSPECT CME #1 2656 Prospect Lane * 772-9070

PENTECOSTAL HOUSE OF PRAYER 235 Friendship Rd. • 772-9678

Weekly Devotional

“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Rom. 8:13 In 70 A.D. the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem with the intent of destroying the city (which they eventually did.) They surrounded the city and refused to let anyone out, or let any food in. Famine ensued. People couldn’t eat and they started dying. The bodies began piling up and this led to disease. This is how believers fight sin. We starve it. The reason many lose the battle against sin is because they have continually allowed the beast to enter through their eyes and ears… and he feeds. He feeds on the bikini commercials and the Abercrombie billboards. He feeds when you drive past a beautiful home and covet it. He feeds and feeds… and grows strong. When he rises up, he simply devours. But you are no longer his slave, believer. You can kill him. You starve the flesh to death by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jason Velotta - Christ Church

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Community & Church News On the Agenda Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday of each month – 4 p.m. Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd Thursday of every month - 4 p.m. Brownsville City Court Room Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday – 5 p.m. at the Utility Office Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month – 7 p.m. Haywood County Election Commission 2nd Thursday of the month – 5:30 p.m. in the election office Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m. Haywood County School Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month – 6 p.m.

Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month – 7 p.m. Stanton Town Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month – 7 p.m. Tennessee Driver License Service County Clerk, Sonya Castellaw issues Tennessee Driving License and ID renewals and duplicates Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 772-2362

Allen – Holly Grove Fire Department/ Neighborhood Watch Program There will be a Fire Department/ Neighborhood Watch Program at the Allen – Holly Grove Volunteer Fire Station located on Poplar Corner Road on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. Sheriff Melvin Bond and Fire Chief Mark

Foster will present our program. Finger foods will be served. Please join us for this important meeting about your community. For more information, please call Jerry Taylor 780-0841 or Becky Booth 780-2641. The Haywood County Democratic Women will hold its monthly meeting The Haywood County Democratic Women will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Brownsville City Hall. Their guest speaker will be Mrs. Meryl Rice, candidate for

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District 26 State Senate. Everyone is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Johnnie Boyd at 731-7723776.

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By Betty Scott Graduation time is here again and many children are looking forward to getting out of school for the summer or graduating and going into the real world. Jennifer Lane, daughter of Lynn and Tammy Lane and granddaughter of Darrell and Louquita Climer, will be graduating from Crockett County High School this May. Congratulations, Jennifer! Last Saturday was “Clean Up Day” for the community, so volunteers gathered for a few hours of work. But since we have two great guys that work every day in our community, clean up was easy. So thank you to Kenneth Sargent and Charlie Greenway for all they do. I just heard someone comment on how clean Stockdom Bottom is, so

people are really noticing. The Brownsville Exchange Club cooked hamburgers and hot dogs at the mini-tractor pull that was held last Saturday night. All the proceeds from this event went to the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center. A slight breeze helps when you’re standing over a hot grill. Gaylon and Patricia Herron, Dede and Kenny Kendrick and Ruthie Lewis attended the Tennessee Academy All Class Reunion last Saturday night. They reported good attendance and a good time was had by all. It was great to see classmates they had not seen in years. Kenneth and Bettye Sargent, and Jim and Rhonda Parks spent last week in Nashville. I heard a lot of shopping and eating

was done and just enjoyed being together. Terri Knight had her dog, Sissy, put to sleep after being diagnosed with diabetes. Many of us have pets that we love dearly and this is a hard thing to go through. Bethel Community Church was painted inside last week and is looking great. Thank you, Kenneth McBride, and his crew for a job well done. Tabernacle Methodist Church will be hosting their annual “Mother’s Day” dinner on the ground Sunday, May 13. Worship service will be at 11 a.m. with meal to follow. Thought for the week: When a man gets too old to set a bad example, he starts giving good advice.

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By Martha H. Jones “Beware of Seduction of Apostasy or Idolatry” was the subject of the message. The first commandment declared God was, Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Those gods were not gods at all. Spiritual adultery is a serious sin when Christians wander away from the true God and give allegiance to anything or anyone else other than Jehovah God. Only God deserves our worship. It’s not what we believe, but in Whom we believe and worship is the determining factor. Vickie Simpson Bonawit sang special music and did a great job. Christen Leach was welcomed into the church fellowship on profession of her faith and was baptized that night. We are happy to report that we surpassed our $2000 goal for Home missions. Ten women from the church attended the Women of Faith, two-day conference at First Alamo last week. Congratulations to our High School graduates, Gena Price, Josh McClinton, Samantha Kail, Cassie McCaslin, Drew Haynes, Summer

Jones and Tyler Tindle. On behalf of the church, they were presented with Bibles by Greg Baker, the Youth Director, and Brother Fred Campbell, and were honored with lunch at West Main Family Restaurant following services. College graduates are Rebekah Hopper from Union University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Organization Leadership, Peggy Emison from West Tennessee Business College and Stephanie Climer from Tennessee Tech. and was pinned and acknowledged as an R.N. Jean Climer, among those attended. The sick on the prayer list are Ruth Taylor, Bland Boyd, Butch Wilson, Dewey Jones who will probably be undergoing hip-replacement surgery soon, Dorsey Watridge, Jane Carr, Mark Stephens, Ouida Holt, Virginia Freels, Fletcher Lewis and Viola Brown. Brother Fred and Nancy Campbell are both improved. Also include Rosco Martin, Annalee Myers and Josh Parks. Thanks to Ricky Hopper, Bob Alexander and Jerry Taylor for taking time off

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More requests from the Haywood County Tennessee Genealogy Genie Facebook page, to respond to these, either visit our page or let us know and we’ll pass on the information: Curt Baldwin asks: Does anyone know anything about Annie Elizabeth Caldwell b.1864 Brownsville, Haywood, TV d.1910, Fayette Co. and married to John Wesley Doyle and earlier to JJ Culbreath? Any help will be appreciated! Martha Bartel would like info on Fanny Harrison, who came to farm near Cageville in 1835-1849 and husband, either Curtis or Francis Marion Harrison (possibly a brother of Curtis). She was listed a widow in 1850 and 1860 census there with her son, Daniel on the tax list before moving to Coal Creek area by 1870. I can’t find her or her husband’s grave, not in Grace Cemetery with children so could be in Cageville. Can someone help me with these? The Harrisons to Dupree Benjamin Harrison continued in Coal Creek to

homestead. Something that may help all of us – as we all have that brick wall: Ancestry. com has now launched a new DNA service that will connect your DNA to your tree. http://blog.eogn. com/eastmans_online_ genealogy/2012/05/ ancestrycom-launchesnew-ancestrydna-service. html Here is the announcement from Ancestry.com:“Affordable DNA Test Combines Depth of Ancestry.com Family History Database With an Extensive Collection of DNA Samples to Open New Doors to Family DiscoveryAncestry.com (Nasdaq:ACOM), today announced the launch of its highly anticipated AncestryDNA(TM) service, a new affordable DNA test that enables purchasers of the DNA test and subscribers of Ancestry.com to combine new state-ofthe-art DNA science with the world’s largest online family history resource and a broad global database of DNA samples…We think

and planting a vegetable garden for us and to David Peace for leaving his work on automobiles to work on our tractor and get it ready for the men to come and plant. What would we do without family and friends? Our adopted son, Bob Bond, came by and visited with Dewey Saturday afternoon. Sign language is a beautiful language communicated with the hands. I enjoy signing with the choir or others as they sing. Little babies learn to sign before they learn to talk. They are told to say “Bye, Bye” and they lift their little hand and bend their fingers in response. We express our heartfelt sympathy to Ike Sellari. She was a special person and will be sorely missed. Roy and Beverly Lewis visited with their son, Darin Lewis and wife and family in Owensboro, Ky. last weekend. We are happy to have Billy and Harriet Smith living in the Holly Grove Community. Harriet is the Haywood Baptist Associate Secretary and leads music at Allen Baptist.

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We will be having a Bake Sale on Friday, May 11 starting at 11 a.m. Don’t spend all your time in the kitchen preparing something sweet, just come by and get something for Mothers Day from Sugar Creek. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Felice M. is back from Crestview. Joan L. is in Physical Therapy at Jackson General. Bo P. is improving everyday. Carolyn F. is finally home. It is such a pleasure to see her smiling face where it needs to be. I just love to see her and Eleanor R. together, to know they have been friends for a lot of years, it is just really great. May 18 we will be having a Hamburger and Hotdog Meal with all the fixings. Cooking starts at 4:30 p.m. It is only a $5 donation for a burger or dog, chips, dessert and a drink. Call ahead for orders of five or more, so we can have it ready for you. For those of you that are young at

heart, come stay and listen to Jimmy Stephens and the Rockabilly Band at 6:30. Any donations will be accepted at the door and will go toward Relay for Life. Last week was National Pet Week, so Jessie H. met with all the residents for some trivia. Dorothy Windrow brought her puppy to visit with everyone. It was such a sweet doggie. Leslie Stoots came and called bingo and brought them some delicious cupcakes. Thanks Dorothy and Leslie. Friday we had a little Cinco de Mayo going on. We had enchiladas with a salad for lunch. The residents enjoyed some virgin margaritas and bunuelos. Martha Cardinas, Maria’s sister, came and fixed us up. We had some singing, a little dancing and a whole lot of fun. Thanks Martha for bringing us some extra fun on Friday. This week is National Nurses Week. I met with

all the residents and had a little Nursing Trivia. Do you know who Florence Nightingale is? Nurses are held to a higher standard because of her and women like her. Be sure to tell your nurse how much she/ he means to you and that she/he is doing a great job. You can always tell his/ her boss how well she/he is doing and hint around that maybe they need a raise. Just kidding, really though, it takes a special calling to be a nurse. I’m thankful everyday God called me to be a Nurse. Woodland WMU’s rock! They brought donuts in honor of Nurse’s Week. You ladies are just too sweet. Now we are extra sweet after all those donuts. Thanks so much. Our home is just down the street from everywhere, so come on out and visit us sometime. Come eat lunch with one of our residents. You may just decide to stay for a long while. What are you waiting for?

Allen News By Gail Barden The Lord blessed us with a wonderful revival through Dr. Phil Young and Allen Guyer. What an awesome week! The youth yard sale was very successful. Thanks to everyone who donated items and to those who made purchases. Thanks to all the youth and youth parents who worked. Our annual car wash at E.W. James will be soon. The association-wide Senior Adult Luncheon will be at Allen this Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. Please make plans to attend. Our white elephant auction is this Friday night, May 11 at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Bring a concealed item to be auctioned, an appetizer and a friend. All proceeds will benefit the mission trip in June. Allen’s Mother’s Day offering for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home will be on Mother’s Day, May 12. Please be in prayer about giving generously.

The next mission trip meeting for Haywood and Fayette Association will be at Allen on May 19 at 5:50 p.m. Please bring a side dish or dessert. Great news! The youth will again be offering Darron Byrd’s famous tenderloins for Memorial Day weekend. They can be picked up or delivered late Friday afternoon, May 25. Please call Shey Lovelace (217-4719) if you would like to order one. They are delicious. Happy Birthday to my sweet daughter-in-law, Amber Anderson, who celebrates her birthday on May 11. Happy Birthday, as well to Clayton Coulston. We said goodbye to a sweet family member this week. Jim Stephenson passed away on May 2. Jim was the husband of Deborah Barden Stephenson and father to Jay and Brian Stephenson and Renee’ Cox. His parents are James and Ann Stephenson of Crockett County. He was

truly a wonderful man and will surely be missed by everyone who knew him. Please continue to remember in prayer my sister, Patsy Francis Warren, Jennifer Warren Bowers and Lori Warren and children. Also keep in prayer Willis Warren, Duke’s father, and the rest of the Warren family. Duke Warren died on March 23 and left a huge void in our family. We send our condolences to the family of Mary Ann Nolan, who passed away this week. We will keep the family in our prayers. Others on our prayer list are Mary Jo Frady, Katie Lewis, Ernest Lytle, Carolyn Danley, Vondia White and Wandia Littlejohn. Our Bible verses for this week are Psalm 121:1-2, which states, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

Stanton News the newest DNA technology will dramatically change family history research. For the experienced genealogist it will help break down brick walls and for the casual family historian it will make it easier than ever to get started,” said Ken Chahine, Ph.D., J.D. Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ancestry.com DNA, LLC. “While the science is cutting edge, the new online experience is simpler and more intuitive than ever before. We’ve already had overwhelming response and positive feedback from beta users as they discover relatives and uncover the treasures their ancestors passed down through DNA. DNA picks up where the paper trail leaves off. Genomic science can extend family history research into parts of the world where few paper records are available.” From The Genie Room: hcgenie1@bellsouth. net - Harriett, dsgenie2@ bellsouth.net – Debbie, tggenie3@bellsouth. net - Tina and jagenie4@ bellsouth.net - Jim

By Debbie Sterbinsky We wish you all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! I did a little research on the origins of our current Mother’s Day, and found the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a mother deity among the ancient Egyptians with the Goddess Isis being honored. The festival of Isis was also honored by the ancient Romans. But, when it came to actually honoring real mothers, England began this tradition in the 1600’s but called it Mothering Day. Of course Americans had to do it their way and did away with Mothering Day due to lack of time (?) – that’s what it says – also that it conflicted with Puritan ideals of that time. But, in 1870 a lady named Julia Ward Howe (who also wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic), organized the Mother’s Day Proclamation. This proclamation called all Mother’s to ban together and protest the death

and bloodshed witnessed during the Civil War. Julia saw this as a senseless act of sons killing sons of other Mothers and called for an international Mother’s Day celebrating peace and motherhood. Julia’s Mother’s Day lasted until she stopped footing the bill for the festivities in many larger cities, only Boston continued for another ten years. Ann Jarvis came along with another request for Mother’s Day in 1908, quitting her job and devoted all her time to promoting it. In 1914 Mother’s day was signed into national observance, declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day by Woodrow Wilson But the budding commercialization of Mother’s Day greatly disturbed Jarvis, so she vociferously opposed what she perceived as a misuse of the holiday. In 1923 she sued to stop a Mother’s Day event, and in the 1930’s she

was arrested for disturbing the peace at the American War Mother’s group. Too late… Mother’s Day had already caught on and today over 70 countries observe the special day although some on different dates. All the above information was taken from the following website: http:// www.mothersdaycentral. com/ about-mothersday/ history/ if you’d like to read more detail as this is just an overall view of the article. Residents and former residents of Stanton, you may mail Stanton news to me at P.O. Box 181, Stanton, TN 38069, reach me at the Stanton Welcome Center/Library at 731548-2564, or e-mail me at: stantonwelcomecenter@ gmail.com. Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future and report current events


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the seniors Tuesday, Ray Ellington said they had a great time in Milan. “Our trust and our rest is in the Source, not the resource.” Brother Mark used this quote Wednesday night at Zion’s prayer meeting as we continued the study in Matthew 6, focusing on the “Model Prayer”. Allen Outlaw reported 15 attended the community prayer breakfast and Brother Grover Westover led the devotion. Yes, this is identical to last week. If anyone would like to join this faithful group of men, they meet Thursday morning at 6 in Zion’s family life center. Thursday night we enjoyed a visit with our son Jason and his family at David Howard’s home. Jason has been helping David with logging work at Johnny Taylor’s home. We enjoyed a visit from Timothy Potter Friday night before leaving for Guard Duty. He is enjoying his job at Brownsville Utility. Mama spent the night with us and Tommy, Judy, and TJ Elrod came by and went to eat with us in Bells. We then watched our grandson Mason play ball. Congratulations to Laura

Kirkpatrick, who won the accelerated reader award in her 3rd grade class at Trinity Christian Academy. She loves reading! Thanks to all that helped with the cook out at the lake Saturday afternoon. There was plenty of food and fellowship. Calvin, Mike and Mark cooked a bunch of chicken, but there were many ladies involved as well! We raised $400 for renovations on the cabin at the lake. Also, thanks to Dare Simpson and Diane Wright for allowing the McSwains to stay in their rental house while they are here. Don’t forget the wedding shower for Lauren Perry, (Jacob Ellington) in the home of Shirlene Mullen May 12 at 2 p.m. Recognition of graduates at Zion will take place May 20. VBS is coming soon with kickoff on May 30. Please, continue to pray for our sick folks as well as our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins, those who have lost loved ones and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 or email me at phillipsd6@ k12tn.net if you have news. People want to know!

We welcome Mrs. Sybil Ledford to our facility and hope she enjoys her stay with us. Volunteers, you are special! Thank you for coming out to visit our patients each week. This week, thank you to: Christ Temple ladies, First Assembly of God Church ladies, Mrs. Mary Barkens and Bingo ladies. Our monthly birthday party turned out great! All seven of our residents were able to attend their birthday party. Thank you to Wal-Mart bakery for such a delicious cake: Marble cake with whipped icing all decorated with pink and red roses with the residents names written on top of the cake. Thank you

to all the other residents and family members who attended the party and made this party special for our birthday guests. Thank you Oakview Baptist Church for all the lovely birthday cards. Our resident of the month for May is Mrs. Molly Lott. Congratulations, Mrs. Molly. On Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m. we will be having a Mother’s Tea, honoring all our mothers. National Nursing Home Week begins Sunday – Mother’s Day, May 13 – May 18. A special event is scheduled for each day: Sunday, May 13: each lady receives a corsage. 2 p.m. the children from Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church will be

visiting and bringing all our ladies cards that they made. Monday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. there will be the signing of proclaiming National Nursing Home Week. 3 p.m. We will be going to the Hooper farm Petting Zoo and Pony Rides. Tuesday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. outing to Tennessee Safari Park in Alamo. Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. Black Cow Ice Cream Special. Thursday, May 17 at 2 p.m. Sonny Jackson and Friend Musical and Friday May, 18 at 11 a.m. Resident at Employee Cookout and at 2 p.m. “Elvis” Brian Lee Howell. Thought for the Week: “One little act of kindness can have multiple results.”

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Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams Don’t forget about the Marvelous Mondays Revival going on at Harmony Baptist Church this month. On May 14 the speaker will be Dr. Danny Sinquefield and May 21 with Dr. Ken Story. These services will begin at 7 p.m. each night. The Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Women met on Wednesday night, May 2 for their monthly meeting in the church fellowship hall. Beth Wilson, Director of the Carl Perkins Center was the guest speaker and presented an eye-opening program on human trafficking. Thank you so much, Beth for speaking to our women’s group. Mt. Pleasant is getting ready for Homecoming on May 20. Go ahead and save the date to join us for this service. Saturday, Krystle and I went to the flea market in Jackson and did some shopping. On Sunday, Krystle and I, along with my Mother, Olivia Watson went to Germantown to visit my Mother’s sister, Nancy Swain,

who is the Germantown Baptist Rehabilitation Center following a knee replacement. Please keep her and my Uncle Jimmy in your prayers. Prentice and Judy Elrod have returned from a trip to Chicago, where they attended the funeral service of Judy’s Mother, Vera Carey. Please keep them in prayer also. At the time of this writing, everyone is anxiously awaiting to hear from the missing Bain family in Hardeman County. As most are probably aware, this family has close ties to the Hillville community. Please continue to pray for the safe return of this family. Birthday wishes to Johnny Watson, Charles Pratt, Debbie Bruce, Jonathon Watson and Charles Phillips. This week include Jimmy and Nancy Swain, Nicole Ward, Leah Scallions, Carol Bruce, Marie Haase, Burt and Dorothy Martin, Roscoe Martin, Frank Fergie, Ronald Bruce, Perry Ann McCloud, Linda

Hayes, Robert Campbell, Anneli Myers, Enid Powell, Fletcher Lewis, Shirley Morgan, the military, the nation and the community. Our closing Thought for the Week is by Muriel Delong of Canada as published in the Upper Room Devotional. “While we wander, God waits in love.” We not deliberately take a wrong path, but the enticements and busyness of life can distract us, and cause us to wander from lose relationships with God. Sometimes we end up in unpleasant or even dangerous circumstances we wish we had avoided. We should all ask for God’s forgiveness in not giving top priority to Him in our lives and thank Him for when we do wander that he draws us back to Him. Sympathy to the family of Mrs. Olga Sellari, Mrs. Charlene Thomas and Mr. Lawrence Randle in the loss of their loved one. If you have news to share, please call me at 7721885, after 5 p.m. Until next week....God bless.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

By Sylessie Ross

By Denise Phillips Brother Mark McSwain baptized three people in three different services Sunday at Zion Baptist Church. Cathe Butler had guests with her in the early service to witness her baptism. Donnie and Bessie Elrod were guests of their granddaughter Emily in the second service and Maggie Brooks had her grandparents as guests Sunday night. Brother Mark delivered a dynamic sermon taken from I Peter focusing on, “Nothing but the blood of Jesus can purchase a sinner”. Sara Littlejohn presented a preview of her trip to Romania Sunday night accompanied by Brother Mark’s presentation of his visit in Honduras. A love offering was taken for Sara’s trip and with the church donation, she totaled $1500. Congratulations, Sara! Monday night Jimmy and I enjoyed a meal with our son Justin and his family. We then visited with my brother Tommy, who had a heart cath at Jackson General. Mama (Alice Elrod) has not been feeling well, but is on the mend now that Dr. English gave her a new medicine. Although she missed the trip with

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“But seek first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these things taken together will be given to you besides. So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own’’ Matthew 6:33-34 Our pastor Rev. Harden preached a beautiful sermon on Sunday, our choir sang beautifully. Our male chorus worshipped with Antioch Jones on Sunday afternoon for their 3rd Annual Male Chorus Day Celebration, it was a great success. Nancy Drake Bond and Emma Lue Goldie Graves visited with Willie D. and Ida Mae Chapman, and Mrs. Stacy Greer and family on Saturday, they had a wonderful time. The Nola Walker-Bond Scholarship Committee observed it’s 13th Annual Nola Walker-Bond Day on Saturday, April 28 at Oakview Baptist Church. A dear friend of mine, Jean Carney, was in attendance and wanted to share some of the great news with everyone. The program was breathtaking. Terry Ann Ashley Taylor, age eight, played a mean, awesome violin, which is very unusual for our children. Her performance was great. David Johnson, son of Dwight and Andrea Bond-Johnson, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Malt Bond, delivered his speech with pride and

confidence. Dr. Dorothy Grandberry, Ph.D delivered a profound message worth a second go around encouraging our kids to study, make good grades, exhibit excellent behavior, thereby improving our school ratings here in Haywood County. That would make our county competitive for bringing good jobs to our community. Others in attendance included Mrs. Lollie Mann, Mrs. Dorothy Bond, Jatarius Boyd, Kenston Thomas, Sunny Hill School Choir and Women of Purpose to name a few. She also provided me with more information about our Haywood County AGAPE Bible College Graduates which included not only Dr. Rev. Thomas Averyheart, Valedictorian, but Ernest Ligon, David Turner, Steven Turner, and Feleicia Walker all received Bachelors of Theology, Kevin Barken received a Masters of Theology and Larry Barbee, Marvin Hall, James Morganfield, Jr. George Seymore, Mitchell Turner, Lawrence Edward Vaughn, Jeffrey Vaul. The commencement speaker was Rev. Allen Johnson, pastor of the First Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Crowder, Ms. Thank you Jean for sharing and much success to you and Family CoinOp Laundry on East Jefferson.

Please pray for those that have lost loved ones: The Bullock and Thomas family in the loss of Charlene Bullock Thomas, she was such a sweet person; she will be greatly missed by the entire community. The Hodges family in the loss of J.C. Hodges, he was Willie’s cousin, a hard worker, great father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He will truly be missed. Please continue to pray for our sick and shut ins: Brenda Flagg, Charles Cole, Mae Lois Shaw Brown, Bill Taylor, Berdie Barden, Fannie McKinney, Willie Herman Robinson, Virginia Robinson, Mary Robinson, Mary Taylor, Sammie Hines, John Duckworth, Sr., Curtis Harden, Stacy Greer, Laura (Peaches) Snipes, Estella Franks, Vera Ross, Eddie Harden, William Gaines, Walter Frank Chism, Pearl Gray, Annie Flora Forrest, Pearline Jones, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Pirtle, Virginia Higgins, Jessie Thomas White, Glenn White, Rosie Lee Hines, Fannie Anderson, Mosie Mae Hines Fuller, Marvin Ross, Rev. J.V. Carney, John Drake, Rev. Liggins, Billy Golden, Tony Bass, James King and Rosetta (Aunt Dear) Williams. Our thought for the week: Don’t PRAY and WORRY, Simple enough!!!! Until next week... In All Things Still Be Blessed!!!!!!

Around Town By Marty Williams Wow! Things are cookin’ and jammin’ in Brownsville! J.T. Lea is not a happy camper at this time! Somehow, at the peak of baseball season, he has managed to break his arm! An Emergency Room trip was made, and he is now sporting a dazzling new orange cast, (UT) and having all his friends sign it! Of course, he might be benched for the rest of the season, unless the doctors let him come back in time for the state championship! His daddy, Jody and J.T., certainly hope so! Look out! We’ll be waiting J.T.! Kathy and Jerry Ward’s daughter, Leigh, has taken on a new venture. Social South magazine is the brainchild of Leigh Reeves, who founded VIP Jackson Magazine in 2003 and recently teamed up with the Junior League of Jackson to create Mistletoe Magazine. To help achieve her vision, Leigh recruited friend and former colleague, Lacey Cain, to serve as editor. This talented duo has provided a place to see and be seen without ever having to leave your desk. Social South is your source for all things southern and fabulous. So start Social-izing Southern style! It’s a magazine ‘For Southerners and those who adore us’ that covers events, design, style, culture, sport, travel, weddings, food in the southeast US (New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, Charleston, Nashville, Jackson, Birmingham and all points in between!) Does that intrigue you? It’s awesome! The TennesseeAcademy

All Class Reunion was held Saturday night. Approximately 200 people were in attendance. An excellent time was had by all! It was good to see classmates they had not seen in years. The classes ranged from 1972 to 1985. It was incredible to take a trip back in time to ‘orange and white,’ ‘Warhawk Country’! Many good memories were re-lived that night! The Jackson Symphony was thrilled with what the Arts Council fed them for supper, between practices Saturday! It must have worked because they were marvelous Sunday afternoon! Thank you Mr. Jordan Tang for gracing us with your orchestra and talent! Cinco de Mayo was also quite a hit Saturday evening! Their lineup of entertainment was terrific! There was food from one end of the square to the other if you got hungry! Congratulations to Vickie Cooper, BBA and others who worked so hard to make this a magnificent festival! I saw Natalie Harwell Lane last week and she was so sad to have to come back to work this week and leave her precious Bennett!! She has loved every minute of taking care of baby

Bennett! I am willing to bet that Brownsville Day Care has already either seen her or received calls from her, checking on her precious baby boy! She and Eagle are amazingly elated parents, along with all of their friends and relatives! Bennett is an exceptional gift! Elma Ross Public Library Open House Celebration Thursday, May 10 from 4 - 6. Make a point to attend! There will be 100 years of Library Services in Haywood County and the 20th anniversary of the Elma Ross Library, to celebrate that afternoon! Refreshments, music special presentations and friends will await you! R.S.V.P. 772-9534 Arts in Bloom, Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. - Noon at College Hill Center. Brownsville’s Town and Country Garden Club is presenting an art and flower display, featuring local artists and interpretive flower designs! Public is invited and admission is FREE! We lost a well-known resident this past week, Mrs. Olga Sellari. Our sympathy is with the Smith and Sellari families. She will be missed. Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111.


Public Notices

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 17, 2012 at 2:00PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Janice Carol, a single woman, to Hunter Simmons, Trustee, on October 5, 2005 at Record Book 13, Page 235; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Haywood County, Tennessee, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the South margin of West College Street and in the West margin of Russell Street where the two intersect and the Northeast corner of the herein described lot; runs thence South 00 degrees 31 minutes 10 seconds West with the West margin of Russell Street 151.55 feet to a stake; runs thence North 89 degrees 35 minutes 48 seconds West 95 feet to a stake in the East boundary line of a lot in the name of Dale McWilliams; runs thence North 00 degrees 31 minutes 10 seconds East with the East boundary line of the McWilliams lot 150.89 feet to a stake in the South margin of West College Street; runs thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 95 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 308 West College Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 75C-G-13.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Janice Carol The street address of the above described property is believed to be 308 West College Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT (S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-017007 Publication Dates: 04-26, 05-03, & 05-10 SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and in the performance of the obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust (“Deed of Trust”) executed August 30, 2007 by PAUL BAIN and NANCY R. BAIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, (“Grantor”), to SANDY WILSON, as Trustee (“Trustee”), for the benefit of REGIONS BANK (“Lender”), which Deed of Trust is of record at Instrument Number 10774, Book 43, Page 644 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; and the undersigned having been appointed Successor Trustee in the place and stead of SANDY WILSON, as Trustee, by Substitution of Trustee of record at Instrument Number 25817 Record Book 98, Page 120, in said Register’s Office; and REGIONS BANK as present owner of the debt secured, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property conveyed by said Deed of Trust; and said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of the debts and in the performance of the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, at the option of the owner of said indebtedness; this is to give notice that WENDY GEURIN SMITH, Successor Trustee or a duly appointed agent, will, on: THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 commencing at 12:00 noon, at the main entrance of the courthouse, on the courthouse steps, located at 100 S. Dupree, Brownsville, Tennessee, 38012 proceed to sell the following property at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the time and under the terms designated in this Notice of Sale: Lying, situated and being in the 10th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: PARCEL ONE: Beginning at the western most southwest corner of the 62.5 acre of John Porter and wife, Donna E. Porter’s tract; thence along an old fence line being the west line of Porter’s tract, North 9 degrees 23 minutes 24 seconds

West 333.85 feet to an iron stake in said fence line, being the northwest corner of this described tract and a new southwest corner of John Porter’s tract; thence along John Porter’s new south line, South 82 degrees 12 minutes 10 seconds East 321.30 feet to an iron stake, being the northeast corner of this described tract and a new inner corner of Porter’s tract; thence South 9 degrees 23 minutes 24 seconds East 50.00 feet to an iron stake at the edge of a woods line, being an inner corner of this described tract; thence South 33 degrees 28 minutes 47 seconds East 196.63 feet to an iron stake at the edge of said woods line, being the northeast corner of this described tract, and a new inner corner of John Porter’s tract; thence South 13 degrees 45 minutes 28 seconds West 137.72 feet to an iron stake, being the southeast corner of this described tract at the north end of an old fence line leading south; thence North 80 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 353.10 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.716 acres more or less. All bearings are relative. EGRESS-INGRESS EASEMENT: Commencing at the southeast corner of this described tract, thence along the east line of the above tract, North 13 degrees 45 minutes 28 seconds East 7.16 feet to the “point of beginning” of said easement; thence continuing along said line, North 13 degrees 45 minutes 28 seconds East 46.44 feet to a point; thence along the north and east line of an old field road, South 25 degrees 28 minutes 46 seconds East 308.34 feet to a point; thence South 30 degrees 14 minutes 12 seconds West 230.55 fee to a PK nail in the centerline of WoodvilleBrownsville Road, being the southeast corner of said easement; thence along the centerline of said road, North 59 degrees 45 minutes 48 seconds West 30.00 feet to a point, being the southwest corner of said easement; thence along the west and south line of said easement, North 30 degrees 14 minutes 12 seconds East 214.36 feet to a point; thence North 26 degrees 28 minutes 46 seconds West 256.70 feet to the point of beginning. The above described tract is subject to all Road, Drainage and Utility Easements not herein described. Being designated as Map 12, Parcel 14.01 in accordance with the Tax Assessor’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Paul Bain and wife, Nancy R. Bain by Warranty Deeds as recorded in Record Book 43, Page 638 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. PARCEL TWO: TRACT ONE: Beginning on the southwest corner of the tract at a point in the middle of Woodville and Brownsville gravel road, also called the Brownsville and Key Corner Road, with a stake on the north bank of standing in the line of a fence row running North 12-1/2 degrees East, being one of the west boundary lines of the tract of this land and the southeast corner of S. B. Wilson’s land; runs thence with the middle of said road, South 58 degrees East 11.8 poles to a point in said road with a fence post on the north bank in an east boundary line of the tract, and the southwest corner of J. D. Lancaster’s land; runs thence with Lancaster’s west boundary line North 32-1/2 degrees East 22 poles to a stake, Lancaster’s northwest corner and in the middle of an old abandoned road bed; thence with said abandoned road bed and Lancaster’s north boundary line, South 70 degrees East 25 poles to a stake in the west boundary line of Howard Lee’s land and the northeast corner of Lancaster’s land; thence with Lee’s west boundary line, North 1-1/2 degrees East 165.9 poles to a stake in the south boundary line of Mrs. Purciful’s land and the northwest corner of Lee’s land; thence with the south boundary lines of Mrs. Purciful’s and Hulbert J. Scobey lands, South 85-1/2 degrees West 49.5 poles to a stake in said Scobey’s land and the northeast corner of Mrs. O’Donnell’s land; thence with Mrs. O’Donnell’s east boundary line, South 13-1/2 degrees West 26.6 poles, South 6-1/2 degrees East 13.4 poles; South 11-1/2 degrees West 53.8 poles to a tombstone placed for a corner; thence North 74-1/2 degrees West 7.3 poles to a fence post as a corner; thence South 9-1/2 degrees East passing Mrs. O’Donnell’s corner and continuing with C. Well’s line, 44 poles to a post as corner and an exterior corner of S. B. Wilson’s land; thence with Wilson’s north line, South 80 degrees East 21.4 poles to a post as corner, Wilson’s northeast corner; thence with Wilson’s east line, South 12-1/2 degrees West 28 poles to the beginning, containing 60 acres, more or less, but subject to all legal highways. TRACT TWO: Beginning at the northeast corner of the J. L. Hendren place, now Mrs. Hattie Wilson, and running thence South with J. L. Hendren’s, now Wilson’s, east boundary line to the Brownsville-Woodville Road, thence with said line to the north to said J. L. Hendren’s north boundary line, thence West with said line to the beginning, and containing one acre, more or less. TRACT THREE: Beginning at a stake on the south side of the old Woodville & Brownsville Road, in front of the J. L. Hendren house, now Wilson, and running thence Eastward with his line and the north boundary line of the Colored Church lot, now belonging to Lancaster, 39 poles to a stake with black oak pointers, thence northwestward 30 poles running with the old road to a stake, thence southward 23 poles to the beginning, and containing 2-1/2 acres, more or less.

NOTICE

The City of Brownsville Police Department has made application on an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (J.A.G.) and is on file and available for review at: City Hall 111 N. Washington Ave Brownsville, TN 38012 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions concerning the application, please contact Judy Mouser at 731.772.1260 ext. 113

EXCLUSION: Included in the above described property and excluded from this conveyance is a tract of land conveyed by deed recorded in Book 94, Page 167 of Registers’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of the J. L. Hendren place, now Hattie Wilson, and running thence South with J. L. Hendren’s, now Wilson’s, east boundary line to the Brownsville and Woodville Road, thence East with said road to a stake, thence North to said J. L. Hendren’s north boundary line, thence West with said line to the beginning, and containing one (1) acre, more or less. Being designated as Map 12, Parcel 14 in accordance with the Tax Assessor’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Paul Bain and wife, Nancy R. Bain by Warranty Deeds as recorded in Record Book 43, Page 641 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. The Real Properties or its addresses is commonly known as 1944 Woodville Road, Ripley, TN 38063. The address is not a part of the legal description and, in the event of a discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. Subject to any easements, liens, restrictions or other matters of record prior to said Deed of Trust, and any unpaid Haywood County, Tennessee real estate taxes or assessments. Owner of Record: Paul and Nancy Bain Other Interested Parties: Haywood County, Tennessee Said sale shall be held subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any and all unpaid Haywood County, Tennessee real estate taxes, assessments or greenbelt taxes; any restrictive covenants, agreements, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; to any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: none. To the best of the Trustee’s knowledge, information, and belief, there are no other Federal or State tax lien claimants or other claimants upon the subject property which would require notice pursuant to the terms and provisions of T.C.A. § 35-5-104 or T.C.A. § 67-1-1433 or 26 U.S.C. § 7425. Equity of redemption, statutory or common law right of redemption, homestead, dower, marital share, and all other rights and exemptions of every kind, all of which are waived in said Deed of Trust and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder will be deemed the successful bidder at the next highest bid. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another date, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place of the sale set forth above. This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information gained will be used for that purpose. WENDY GEURIN SMITH, Successor Trustee Wendy Geurin Smith Attorney and Counselor at Law 6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 250 Memphis, Tennessee 38119 901.761.8111 Publication Dates: May 3, 2012; May 10, 2012; and May 17, 2012 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 24, 2012 at 10:00AM local time, at the Front East door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Aundria L. Miller, a single woman, to Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Trustee, on November 20, 2007 at Record Book 47, Page 237; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Holder: OneWest Bank, FSB The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Lot 11 Westfield Subdivision, recording in Plat Book 2, Page 206 Register’s Office of

Haywood C o u n t y, Tennessee; Beginning on an iron pin in the East margin of Arrowwood Cove, (50 foot right-of-way) being the Southwest corner of Lot Number 11 and the Northeast corner of Lot Number 12 and further described as follows; Thence, from the point of beginning and the East margin of Arrowwood Cove with a curve to the left having a Radius of 50 feet and length of 77.47 feet and a curve to the right having a radius of 25 feet and a length of 21.02 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot Number 10; Thence, with the South line of Lot Number 10, South 80 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 145.33 feet to the West line of Lot Number 2; Thence with the East line of Lot Number 11, South 07 degrees 03 minutes 14 seconds West 72.53 feet and South 08 degrees 36 minutes 57 seconds West 133.80 feet to the North line of Lot Number 12; Thence, with the North line of Lot Number 12 North 39 degrees 54 minutes 41 seconds West 181.09 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 204 Arrow Wood Cove (Per Deed of Trust), 204 Arrowood Cove (Per Assessor), Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 065M-A-014.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Aundria Miller The street address of the above described property is believed to be 204 Arrow Wood Cove (Per Deed of Trust), 204 Arrowood Cove (Per Assessor), Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-032665 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 5, 2012 at 12:00PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Calvin G. Watson and wife Sue Ellyn Watson, to Hunter Simmons, Trustee, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) solely as nominee for First South Bank on October 24, 2008 at Book 60, Page 314; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: LYING AND BEING in the 2nd Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: FIRST LOT: BEGINNING at a stake in the south margin of the Koko to Whiteville Road and 30 feet from the center of same, said point being the northwest corner of a tract conveyed to William Watson by William C. Moore; thence South 472.5 feet to a stake, being the southwest corner of said tract;

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 thence East 400 feet to a stake; thence North 130 feet, more or less, to the south margin of said road; thence with the south margin of said road to the point of beginning, containing 2.5 acres (acreage not warranted), more or less. THERE IS INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION, BUT EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE the following described lot conveyed by William Watson et ux to Ray Watson et ux by deed of record in Deed Book 107, Page 535, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. BEGINNING at a stake in the south margin of the blacktop road, which stake is 102 feet West of the northeast corner of the original tract or parcel of land conveyed to William Watson et ux by William C. Moore et ux by deed recorded in Deed Book 99, Page 476 of the Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee; runs thence with the south margin of said blacktop road in a Westerly direction 240 feet to a stake in the south margin of said blacktop road; thence in a Southeasterly direction 254 feet to a stake; thence in an Easterly direction 218 feet to a stake at an old tree stump; thence in a Northeasterly direction 141 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 1 acre (acreage not warranted), more or less. SECOND LOT: BEGINNING at a stake in the south margin of the blacktop road, which stake is 102 feet west of the northeast corner of the original tract or parcel of land conveyed to William Watson et ux by William C. Moore et ux by deed recorded in Deed Book 99, Page 476 of the Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee; runs thence with the south margin of said blacktop road in a Westerly direction 240 feet to a stake in the south margin of said blacktop road; thence in a Southeasterly direction 254 feet to a stake; thence in an Easterly direction 218 feet to a stake at an old tree stump; thence in a Northeasterly direction 141 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 1 acre (acreage not warranted), more or less. THERE MAY BE A MANUFACTURED HOME LOCATED UPON THE ABOVEDESCRIBED PROPERTY WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY. IN THE EVENT IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE MANUFACTURED HOME IS NOT PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE PROPERTY, IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO UNDERTAKE ANY AND ALL LEGAL STEPS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN TITLE TO SAID MANUFACTURED HOME. Street Address: 2593 Qualls Road (Per Deed of Trust), Eurekaton Road (Per Assessor of Property), Stanton, Tennessee 38069 Parcel Number: 141 014.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Calvin Glen Watson The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2593 Qualls Road (Per Deed of Trust), Eurekaton Road (Per Assessor of Property), Stanton, Tennessee 38069, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any

matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-033992 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of John Russell Gallaspy, III Docket #PR - 17 Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of May, 2012 Letters Testamentary of administration in respect to the estate of John Russell Gallaspy, III who died on April 20, 2012 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 8th day of May, 2012 (Signed) Mickey Ramelle Mitchell Gallaspy, Executor, Administrator Estate of John Russell Gallaspy, III Michael Banks Attorney By: Sarah H. Levy, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 05-10-12 & 05-1712 NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Kelcris Corporation PROJECT NO.: 98047-4178-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNJ431 COUNTY: Haywood 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 06/15/12.

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Notice The Stanton Historic Zoning Commission will meet at Stanton Town Hall located at 8 Main Street on May 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. to vote on the Historic District Design Guidelines for the Stanton Historic District Overlay. NOTICE CITY BEER BOARD MEETING The City of Brownsville Beer Board will meet on Monday, May 21, 2012 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Brownsville City Hall. The Board will consider violations under Section 8-215 of Ordinance #835/07 (TCA 57-4-301 and TCA 57-4-203) by the following: 1. Sunset #1 – Owners: Mustafa Jabr and Amer Al-Jafar 2. New Brownsville Express – Owner: Dahan Alnasjar 3. S.P. Food Mart – Owner: S.P. Singh 4. F&D Quick Stop – Owner: Omar Hasan 5. Singh Food Mart – Owner: Sukhjit K. Boparai Any interested party is invited to appear before the Board and be heard in objection or in favor of the matter. CITY OF BROWNSVILLE/jsf

AGENDA HTL Advantage The Board of Directors of HTLAdvantage will meet on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 9:00 am at the BrownsvilleHaywood County Chamber of Commerce offices in Brownsville, TN 38012. 1. Call to Order – Jeff Huffman, Chairman 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approve Minutes from March 20th, 2012 HTL Advantage Board Meeting – Jeff Huffman 4. Discuss and Consider HTL Advantage Financials – Duane Lavery 5. Discuss and Consider Revised FY 2011 2012 HTL Advantage Budget and the Proposed FY 2012-2013 HTL Advantage Budget – Duane Lavery 6. Discuss Economic Development Workforce Issues – Duane Lavery 7. Schedule Next Meeting Date 8. Other Business 9. Adjourn


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INSIDE/OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE Adding another sales rep – Are you a personable, energetic, and ambitious individual that wants to build a career in the sales industry? Sales experience a MUST. Performance based on the sales growth of our new and existing customers. Heavy phone calls and travel. Excellent benefits. Send or fax resumes to: World Wide Lines Int’l Inc. P.O. Box 1 Covington, TN 38019 Fax: (901) 476-8033 Attn: Human Resource

HELP WANTED HEAD LIFEGUARD Seasonal employment. 40 hrs per week. Must have Red Cross certification. Responsible for 2-3 other lifeguards. Duties will include employee scheduling, pool and grounds maintenance as well as pool supervision when occupied. Start on or about May 15th. $9-$11 per hr, DOE

LIFEGUARDS Seasonal employment. Up to 40 hrs per week. Must have Red Cross certification. Duties will include pool supervision, pool and grounds maintenance. Part time to start on or about May 15th. $8-$9 per hr, DOE.

GOLF SHOP STAFF Responsible person(s) needed to staff golf shop. Must be available to work weekends and holidays as well as early (7am) or closing (7pm) shifts. Duties include but not limited to customer service, food and beverage service, retail sales, shop, cart and grounds maintenance. Must be 18 or older. Up to 40 hrs per week. $8-$9 per hr, DOE. Includes golf privileges. Previous Experience a plus. Apply in person at Brownsville Country Club Golf Shop Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to noon only, or your may send a resume to BCC 1249 Country Club RD Brownsville, TN 38012. NO CALLS!!

OPENINGS NOW AVAILABLE Full Time R.N’s Full Time and Part Time C.N.A’s Part Time Dietary Workers Apply in Person to: Crestview Health Care and Rehab 704 North Dupree Ave. Brownsville, TN. 38012 731-772-3356

Benefits available for full-time: 401k • Medical/Dental • Paid Holidays • Paid Vacations EOE

Industrial Maintenance Technician Competitive Benefits Hours: 1st shift -- hours 5:45 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. Interested applicants should have a background in the following: Electrical maintenance in a manufacturing environment Strong mechanical trouble shooting abilities Varied electrical & PLC experience a plus Hydraulics Pneumatics Fabrication abilities Welding (Arc, Gas, Stick) Heating and Air Basic machinist Problem solving abilities Knowledgeable written and verbal skills Physically able to be on the production floor all day and lift over 75 lbs. Hands on Small Company Environment Position located in Haywood County Send Resume to Personnel PO Box 59 Brownsville, TN 38012

IMMEDIATE OPENING Heating and Refrigeration Mechanic 2 TN DEPT. OF CORRECTION Must have Four Years skilled full-time heating & refrigeration mechanical work •JOB SECURITY •MEDICAL INSURANCE •STATE RETIREMENT •11 PAID HOLIDAYS •PAID SICK & ANNUAL LEAVE West TN State Penitentiary Human Resources 731-738-5044 Ext. 2227 EO/AA Employer


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City celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Photos by Vicky Fawcett There was so much going on during Saturday, May 5 in Brownsville, including the second annual Cinco de Mayo event. While Saturday may have proven busy for so many residents, the event still managed to pull in an impressive crowd. Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne opened the ceremony by also welcoming the crowd a bit in Spanish. The mayor also tried her hand at busting open a piĂąata, where all the children gathered to get candy. There was a lot of activity

to behold from the event, from face painting to even a plethora charitable vendors. But what was perhaps the most impressive was the entertainment this year. Cinco de Mayo featured entertainment acts from HCO2, a duet featuring Haywood’s Got Talent Winners Hannah and Clifton Smith, a duet from Roses Unread’s Allison Teague and John Mitchell, singer/songwriter Phil Sanders and Sam Flagg and Company. The event closed at 10:30 p.m. with people literally dancing in the street

thanks to a Latino music group from Mexico, event organizer Vicky Cooper said. With a variety of entertainment, and participation as diverse as the city, this year’s Cinco de Mayo tried serve as a melting pot to the different cultures offered here in Brownsville. And with the positive feedback given to this year’s event, it looks as if next year’s event— according to Cooper it will happen again next year—will continue that tradition.

Scott Street Cookout The Scott-Street Resource Center is still struggling to acquire enough funds to operate. But there are people that have taken notice of the center’s dire situation and tried to help. Last Saturday, May 5 was a prime

example as residents that live on Scott Street used their time, money, and energy to put on a special fundraising cookout for the center. From noon to four, hamburgers and hot dogs were grilled while the children played on a

fun bounce. If you would like to help out the Scott Street Resource Center, you can send donations at P.O. Box 1026 in Brownsville, or call 731-770-1390. Photos By Calvin Carter

Titans and Parks Service say “Play 60� The Tennessee Titans Caravan made a stop at East Side Elementary on May 2 to bring a message to the students there and students from Haywood Elementary who traveled to East Side to see the Caravan and State Park Rangers. While waiting for the Titan Show to begin, the Tennessee State Park Rangers shared some birds of the wild with the students, including several owls, a hawk and a bald eagle. This spring, Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Titans have partnered in a number of unique ways as part of an NFL “Play60� joint effort, encouraging kids to stay

active, eat healthy and become more physically fit – all the while enjoying one of Tennessee’s great 53 state parks. A highlight of the local NFL, “Play60� project includes 30 school visits planned throughout the state, pairing T-Rac, the Tennessee Titans awardwinning mascot, with Ramble the Raccoon, Tennessee State Parks’ own beloved mascot. As host Rhett Bryan and others with the Titans and the Parks Service set the stage to talk about the importance of building a healthy lifestyle, the Titans Mascot T-Rac appeared and entertained the students with his

antics. Later Mike Keith, the Voice of the Titans, interviewed Titans Tight End Jared Cook, who talked about his life choices that have given him success through

healthy living, bringing home the message: “Play60.� The stop in Brownsville at East Side Elementary was chosen with the help of Baker Moore of Moore

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Haywood’s seasons ends in district tourney By JEFF IRELAND jireland@statesgraphic.com A historical season for the Haywood baseball team came to an end Saturday in the District 13AA tournament. Following a heartbreaking 3-2 loss at Covington on Friday night, a Haywood comeback fell just short in an elimination game Saturday at USA Stadium against Crockett County. Haywood fell to the Cavaliers 6-4, ending the season at 21-16. “We just came up a little short at the end,” said Haywood coach Chris Messer. Crockett scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to go ahead 6-2. In the bottom of the

frame, Haywood pushed a run across on an error and Jarron Bryant drove in another on a sacrifice fly, but the rally stopped there. Blake Porch had a pair of singles for the Tomcats and Taylor Jones singled and doubled. Jarron Bryant singled in a run, Houston Cozart doubled and Seth Birdsong drove in a run. Daniel Antwine and Thomas Currie each singled and Jarron Bryant drove in a run. Jones struck out five over six innings and Bryant pitched the seventh. “The kids played well,” Messer said. “They laid it all on the line in all three (tournament) games.” The Tomcats won 20 games for the first time in the program’s history.

In other tournament games: • Haywood opened up tournament play on Thursday at home with a 7-6 win over Crockett County. Trailing 4-0, Haywood scored seven runs in the fourth inning and held off a late Crockett County rally. Cozart tripled in two runs in the fourth inning. Jordan Fitzgerald drove in two runs with a single, Porch doubled and Blake Esquivias had a single. Porch went six innings to earn the win and Birdsong pitched the seventh. • The Tomcats led Covington 1-0 early and had some chances late in the game to score more, but fell 3-2. Esquivias led off the

Sharpe, Davis advance to tennis region By JEFF IRELAND jireland@statesgraphic.com The Haywood High boys’ and girls tennis teams competed in the district tournament in Martin over the weekend and several individuals fared very well. On the girls’ side, Haywood players Mary C. Sharpe and Amy Davis advanced to the singles final. Sharpe won the title, but both players move on to the region tournament Monday in Union City. It’s the first time in

Haywood tennis history that both players made it to the district title match. “This is every tennis coach’s dream to see both of your entries into a tournament playing for top honors,” said coach Stark Davis. “Our players on our girls’ and boys’ teams have played many great matches, and I’m very proud of each of them for their winning ways.” The girls finished the regular season 9-2 and second place in the South Division of the district. The boys also finished

9-2 and in second in the division. Kyle Sills made the singles tournament semifinals and earned all-district honors. Ross Houghton advanced to the quarterfinals. Seth Tillman and Ethan Riddle made to the doubles quarterfinals. Amy Davis, Kyle Sills, and Mary C. Sharpe received all-district honors at the district tennis tournament last weekend at UT-Martin.

game with a triple and scored on a ground ball by Porch. Currie had an RBIdouble for Haywood in the fifth inning. In the sixth, Haywood put two baserunners on but could not score. Birdsong pitched well, allowing just six hits and striking out four over six innings.

Haywood second baseman Daniel Antwine looks to put the tag on Covington’s Carlos Williams during district tournament action Friday night against Covington. Photo by Jeff Ireland


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Sub-sectionals up next for Haywood track By JEFF IRELAND jireland@statesgraphic.com The Haywood track and field team competed in their last regular season track meet last Thursday in Union City before subsectionals. The 4x100 and 4 x 200 relay teams continue to have a successful season. The 4 x100 relay squad led by Ebony Clark, Chelsi Jones, Chelsey Owens and Natasha Bommer brought home a bronze medal and the 4 x 200 relay also brought home a bronze medal while running the second fastest time of the year for Haywood. Clark, Owens, Bommer and Kayla Shaw were a part of the relay team. “The 4x1 relay team should have won the race, but I had made a small change on the third exchange that cost the girls a gold medal,” said coach David Claybrooks III. “That’s no one’s fault but mine”. Freshman Dannon Eubanks ran a career-best in the 800 meters. Her time of 2:45 was good enough for a third place finish, which is a 14 second improvement from the previous track meet. The boys’ team was led by several individuals and relay teams. In the field events, senior Chris Douglas jumped a career best of 5-10 for a fourth place finish. Jalen Eillison jumped a personal best of 19-01.50 to bring home a silver medal. On the sprint side, sophomore Justice Brown continues to show why he can hang with some of the best sprinters in West Tennessee. Justice ran a career-best in the 100 meters with a time of 11.10 while finishing fourth. In the 200 he ran another career-best with a 23.3, bringing home the bronze medal. Junior Darius Pirtle is starting to figure out the 300 hurdles. He dropped

three seconds from his personal record time earlier this season with a time of 43.7, which was good enough for a third place finish. Equavious Barbee finished sixth in the event with a time of 45.9. The boys 4 x100 and 4 x 200 relay teams ran their fastest times all year. Pirtle, Douglas, Brown and Jalen Eillison dropped a full second from earlier this year with a fourth place finish in a time of 44.3. The 4 x 200 relay ran a season best of 1:33.00 while finishing in fourth place. The 4 x 800 relay ran their best race of the season, finishing tied for first with Dyersburg. Daniel Evans, Prince Williams, De’Marious Douglas and Joshua Wilson led the way. “If anyone deserves a trophy it’s the distance team,” Claybrooks said. “Those kids had been working their tail ends off since August 15, 2011. Not once did these kids ever complain about practice, workouts or meets. It was always yes sir/no sir no matter what the situation was. Overall I am pleased with both teams’ performances.” The West Sub-Sectional track and field meet at Union City High School continues today and Haywood will be one of 17 schools competing.

The 4 x 800 relay team of Daniel Evans, Prince Williams, De’Marious Douglas and Joshua Wilson team ran their best race of the season in Union City finishing tied first with Dyersburg. Both teams will look to improve their finish from last season. The boys’ teams finished in 6th with 26 points, while the girls’ team finished in a tie for 14th place with seven points. The top four athletes and relays in each event will qualify for West Sectional in Memphis on May 18.


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