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Chamber celebrates centennial of Carnegie The BrownsvilleHaywood Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a centennial celebration for the former Carnegie Library where they are currently housed. The open house event is slated for Friday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with light refreshments served. Serving as the county library for 82 years, the historic structure was built in 1910 with funds donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. “This was the last Carnegie Library built in Tennessee by the Carnegie foundation,” said Chamber Director Joe Ing. “He died in 1911, just a year after this building was constructed.

It served as library longer than any other one in the state.” Ing informed the building has relatively no structural problems and added, “it was built to last a long time and it has.” In 1993 the Carnegie was renovated with support from the community members, local city, county, and state government to serve as the home of the Chamber of Commerce. At next Friday’s anniversary, the Chamber will announce the winners of the art contest, and will also be selling commemorative Carnegie umbrellas for $20 as a Chamber fundraiser.

From left Habitat For Humanity board Members Alice Nunn, Marcina Harris, Jamie Hopkins, Mary Venus and Brenda Lewis, Board members Tonya and Alan Williams and their sons.

Habitat for Humanity board surprise new homeowner It was a joyous scene taken straight from a feel-good movie. Board members from the Habitat For Humanity surprised one Bells resident last Thursday evening. Venus Lewis, the recipient of the home, is the tenth Habitat For Humanity Home owner. Lewis, who works for the Bells Nursing Home, applied for a home from Habitat For Humanity. Her sisters, who present when board members showed up to give the good news, knew she would

be awarded the home, and made sure to keep it a secret until board members could surprise her. The new home will be built near her current one, in the Bells area. While there are details to discuss, and paperwork to go over, board members are hoping to start work on the new home in approximately a month and a half, board member, Alice Nunn said. Lewis will stay with family members until the home is complete. She will also be allowed

to use storage, provided from Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith. In the meantime, Habitat For Humanity will continue to their fund-raising efforts, and hunt for more volunteers. Last year’s Habitat For Humanity Homeowner was Mary Minor, whose home was built in Brownsville in the Channing Loop neighborhood.

Wreck occurs outside of First Presbyterian Church A car wreck occurred last Friday, May 7 at 4:20 p.m. at West College and North Wilson, outside of the First Presbyterian Church. According to authorities, a silver 2011 Camry  driven by a 17-year-old female from Jackson. She was traveling south on North Wilson, and a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo driven by Cesar Gazca, age 29 of Jackson also, was traveling east on West College. The driver of the Camry was charged with failure to yield the right of way after striking the Rodeo and causing it to flip onto its side. Both drivers were physically okay

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Haywood High for the children of this county.” Bond is a Carver High School graduate, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Secondary Education from Lane College. At the University of Memphis she earned hours in Elementary Guidance and Counseling, an elementary c e r t i f i c a t i o n endorsement from the University of Tennessee-Martin and

after the incident. Other Crimes Monday April, 27 at 1:13 p.m. units responded to 576 Lark for a burglary. The victim was a Dorothy Lanier, age 57. She reported that someone had broken into her storage shed the night before. A weed eater and two briefcases were taken. Saturday May 10, around 12:30 a.m. two suspects left Wal-Mart with a 37” Sony HDT TV, and a Phillips surround sound system. The total for the property is about $600.00. The subjects walked out of the store with the items in a shopping

cart, after they cut the security tags off. On the same day, units responded to a burglary of a vehicle at Las Palmas around 8:56 p.m. The owner of one vehicle, James Holloway caught Curtis Johnson, age 51 of 301 Park here in Brownsville, inside his vehicle. Holloway ran Johnson down. Upon arrival of the officers, another vehicle was found to be burglarized. After a search of Johnson an MP3 player was found on him, that was stolen from the second vehicle belonging to Carlos Morales, also of Brownsville.

a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarine University. She has a lengthy history with Haywood County schools that saw her work from elementary to junior high. She taught at Anderson Grammar School from 1973 to 1994, and at Sunny Hill School from 1995 to 1997 before being named assistant principal in 1997. She became principal of Sunny Hill in 1998. It was only last year she was announced as principal at Haywood

Junior High School. She is married to Joe,and they have a daughter. Robert Mitchell, 63, served as Haywood High School principal for 11 years. He has been in education for approximately 40 years. Mitchell announced his retirement shortly after his wife, Alice retired last year. H a y w o o d High School has approximately 1,000 people, with 950 plus of those being students.

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Briefly Speaking Rotary golf tournament

The 2nd Annual Brownsville Rotary Golf Tournament will be Thursday, May 20 at Brownsville Country Club. Registration and lunch will be 12 PM with a 1PM shotgun start. An 18 hole, 4-man scramble is $240 per team. Individual players and teams are welcome. Entry fee includes green fees, cart, lunch, goodie bag and prize opportunities. To register, call Elliott Simmons at 731-7807732 or go by 1280 S. Dupree Ave. All proceeds benefit Character Awards for students of Haywood County Schools.

Lane College Alumni Musical

Haywood County Lane College Alumni Association “Fairlane” Scholarship will present a musical, Saturday, May 15, 6PM at Willow Grove Church.

FEMA flood relief

FEMA is taking applications for relief from flooding at Parks and Recreations building (old armory) on Boyd Street. Applications will be taken from 7AM – 7PM until further notice.

Diabetic Education

Haywood Park Community Hospital will be hosting free diabetic education,

“Journey for Control,” Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria. For more information or to RSVP call May Ann Sharpe at 731-772-8411.

Democratic Women Meeting

The Haywood County Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 18, at 6 PM at Brownsville City Hall. Their guest speaker for the evening will be Mr. Cedric Bunch, candidate for Alderman Ward 2. Everyone is invited to attend. For additional information, please contact Bettye Duckworth at 731-7728719.


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