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146th Year • No. 61

Haywood County, Tennessee

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Package liquor stores allowed in Brownsville? By: CALVIN CARTER It’s the question that failed to have an answer of “yes” a few years ago: would Brownsville allow package liquor stores to be legal in the city? Thanks to a petition from residents, it looks like voters will get the chance to decide that answer.

By noon, last Friday, April 20, the Haywood County Election Office had finished counting the required 280 verified signatures that wished for the liquor store question to come up on the June 19 city election ballot. The petition contained more signatures than the requirement, having the office stop counting at 315, Andrea Smothers, Administer of Elections said.

To her, the petition was no surprise. “I expected it because there was a similar attempt in 2010,” she said. 2010’s attempt simply failed because the petition did not have enough verified signatures, Smothers noted. The Haywood County Elections Committee will have a special called meeting today, at

5:30 p.m. in the election office to discuss the liquor referendum petition, although this is really just a formality. The vote for package liquor stores will go on the ballot. If the public votes package liquor stores legal, then the city will have to make an ordinance detailing the rules and regulations concerning them.

Suspect charged with attempted murder; Drug arrests made By: CALVIN CARTER


While the beginning spring season was a little quiet crime wise, it seems that the silence wouldn’t occur for too long. Officers have had to deal with a few crimes lately. A violent incident last week ended with one victim in the hospital and a suspect arrested and charged. At approximately 11: 50 p.m. on Wednesday April 18, authorities at the Brownsville Police Department received a call at 121 B South Jackson Avenue. Upon arrival, officers met with James Link, 50, who had several lacerations on his body. Authorities said that Link sustained severe lacerations to the top of his head, lower right bicep, lower center abdomen and underneath his right armpit. Authorities believe that inside of Link’s living room area, a struggle occurred, which left Link with the lacerations. Two other individuals, Artemas Lewis and Winston Swift were inside of the residence at the time of the incident. Link was attended to by EMS, transported to the Haywood Park, and then taken by Wings to Regional Medical Center in Memphis. The following day, Michael/Mitchell Hines, 52, was arrested at Co-Op and charged with especially aggravated burglary and criminal attempt first-degree murder. Hines is being held at the Haywood County Jail with bond set at $250,000. In other crime related news, the BPD arrested a suspect in connection with a drug bust. On Wednesday April 18, a narcotics search warrant was executed for 1063 Tambell at the Brownsville Apartments. Marcus


Working Together

Animal Shelter has canopy built By: STEVEN DIEBOLD AND CALVIN CARTER It’s no secret that often it takes a collaborative effort to make some projects an immense success. And the Haywood County Animal Rescue Shelter is no exception to this notion. The animal shelter and Humane Society have always relied on the help of donations, especially when it concerns projects. Well thanks to those

donations and the collaborative efforts of numerous agencies, the shelter can gladly showoff its latest project. The animal shelter now has a canopy on the side of the building, which will now roof the dogs placed outside. “We wanted people to see where their donations were going towards,” Brownsville Police Department Lt. Chuck Willis said. “They’re not just donating this money, and it’s sitting. We want

people to know that their donations are really helping the shelter.” The project has been in the works for quite some time, being a part of a long list of building improvements the shelter and humane society have wanted to provide. The project was a collaborative effort between the Animal Shelter, Haywood County Farm Worker Crew and Sheriff Melvin Bond and the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department.

In fact, the materials provided, as well as the use of county inmate labor to build the shelter saved the project a lot of money. It only took roughly a few days for the structure to be built. This isn’t the only project the shelter advisory board, which consists of representatives from the county, city, humane society and the city mayor will do for the shelter. The board is also trying to handle some issues with the building’s drainage.

A Son’s Story

Rodgers writes book on father By: CALVIN CARTER “People from all over the county are gathered together on Main Street at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. They are waiting for Brother Ben to finish with his Sunday morning radio broadcast. The reason they are here is they are going to present Ben with a brand new automobile. This would have been unheard of a few years earlier. Who would ever have imagined this amount of kindness being shown to a person who felt so unworthy to receive any act of kindness. In fact, he was known as one of the most despised and looked upon persons in the area. Moms, dads and preachers would warn their children not to fall into alcohol consumption because they would turn out to be the same type of person Ben had become. He was the perfect example to guard young people against alcohol usage, both in lifestyle and

financial disaster.” And so begins the tale of “Bro. Ben,” an interesting and inspiring tale of one man’s personal journey told by his son, resident Hal Rodgers. “It’s a running account of my dad’s life,” Rodgers said. He was one of the most feared and hated men in Mississippi for the first 40 years of his life. But he was saved in 1949 and changed totally; he served in ministry and even became chaplain of the county.” But just how does someone go from dealing in bootlegging, gambling and fighting to having a weekly devotion radiobroadcast program? The answer is rooted in one particular event in the rev’s life. “Dad and his friend Roy were on their way to Memphis to get a load of bootleg liquor and while Roy filled the gas tank, dad was going inside to pay,” Hal wrote. “At that exact moment, he met a

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lady at the door, backed up to let her by and spoke to her. She was carrying an Easter lily in her hand and Dad said, in a sarcastic tone, “Mrs. Lee, that sure is a pretty flower that you

have there.” She made this simple statement that triggered the change in his and our lives from then till now. She said, ‘Ben, your life could be just as beautiful as this lily if you see BOOK page 3

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Balloon Launch for Child Abuse Prevention The Brownsville Carl Perkins Center continued their campaign of raising awareness of child abuse by launching

balloons with Head Start students Tuesday, April 17. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and will have the center

hosting a variety of events throughout the month. Photos by Vicky Fawcett

“The Wing” visits the Rotary Club By STEVEN DIEBOLD On Tuesday April, 24 Chris Lea, Chief of the Brownsville Police Department, gave an exciting presentation to the Brownsville Rotary Club along with the children from the Brownsville Headstart. Chief Lea invited the Haywood County Hospital Wing to give a presentation that explains exactly what they do. “The Wing” landed in the field right outside of College Hill. The crew that gave this presentation was Chris Call, Rita McCoy, Brad Taylor and Chris

Stewart. “The Wing” operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week located behind the ambulance authority. They average about 50 calls a month 60 percent of these calls are transportation and the rest of the calls are scene flight transports. Some of the areas at which they make these flights are Memphis, Selmer, Brownsville and Oxford Miss. “Its all about getting you to the hospital with the level you need in the shortest amount of time as possible.” Chief Lea Photo by Steven Diebold

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was taken in custody outside of the residence and found to have 12 grams of marijuana in his pocket individually bagged for resale. 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

would only let Jesus in.’” Rodgers who wanted to write the book ever since his father’s death in 1973, hopes to deliver an important message through his father’s story. Having gone through his fair share of troubles,

residence. A total weight of approximately 2.4 ounces or 69 Grams of marijuana was recovered from the residence. Taylor is being held in the Haywood County Jail with bond set at $50,000. BPD also made another drug related arrest Tuesday, April 24. Officers acting on a tip detained a juvenile in front of 1037 Tambell. The suspect had approximately 20 grams

of marijuana in his pocket, individually bagged for resale. His grandmother asked officers to search her house to make sure there weren’t any drugs left by the suspect. BPD found approximately one ounce of marijuana in the suspect’s bedroom in the dresser. The juvenile was charged with schedule six with intent.

Look Who’s Fifty A celebration is in order for members of the Eighth Review Club as they observe the 50th anniversary of the founding of their organization. In the spring of 1962, members of the Seventh Review Club named ten ladies as charter members who were tasked with being the Eighth Review Club. Meeting as a “Review Club” once a month during the school year, members have enjoyed many varied and interesting programs, projects and events. Twice a year the club meets for an “eating meeting” which is a Christmas brunch and an end-of-the-year picnic at a member’s home. In addition to interesting monthly

meetings, members have contributed funds each year to support worthy local causes and organizations. Currently, funds are raised at a boisterous fall auction where members compete for culinary, craft and decorative items furnished by fellow members. Through the years, altruistic projects have included subscriptions to inspirational magazines for the public, two school libraries and for the local hospital and nursing home. Also, donations have been given to the Kids Across America camp program for local at-risk youth, the Carl Perkins Center and Reading Railroad. Various families have been helped at holidays,

and needy children have been provided necessary clothing and school supplies. Currently the club is providing worthy students with money needed to take their GED tests. To mark the special occasion of their 50th anniversary, members are considering a destination dinner meeting within a 30-mile radius of Brownsville. The members of the Eighth Review Club will say, “Happy 50th Birthday to us!” Having reached a 50year milestone, current club members plan to respect the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future as they continue to enjoy club membership.

Those honored are left to right: John Hight, Cody Williams, Ann Gibson, Doris Jernigan, Jewell Overton, Mary Barkens, Gertie Johnson, Edward Shirley, Joyce Fanning and Liza Richie. Volunteers not pictured were: Mr. and Mrs. Poston Mann, Charles Sullivan and Freddie Burnette.

Senior Center honors volunteers The Senior Center honored their volunteers with an old fashioned potluck, certificates of appreciation and grateful remarks by Center staff. Everybody enjoyed the entertainment provided by David Smith, The Singing Fireman. Approximately 70 people attended this annual event.

Corrections In last weeks story “More to run for Assessor; state candidates,” the StatesGraphic listed Undrae Phillips as running against John Simmons

in the city election for City Alderman of Ward 3. The name is actually Undrae Johnson. In last week’s story “Scott receives donations,” the P.O.

Box address to send donations is actually 1026. We apologize for any problems these mistakes might have caused.

Rodgers hopes that the story of his father can shine light in people’s lives as it has his. “I hope people can read it just to let them know that they don’t have to give up,” Rodgers said. “There was a saying

from my friend Dr. Jerry Spencer that I remember: ‘If you can’t see it before you, you’ll never see it.’” You can find a copy of Rodger’s Bro. Ben, at Allen Baptist Church or contact him at (731)-7801607.

Cinco de Mayo Heritage Celebration is May 5 Brownsville will once again celebrate its cultural diversity during the 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Heritage Celebration May 5, 5-10 p.m., on the Court Square. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Community.” “Cinco is all about our community and spending quality time with family and friends” said Vickie Cooper, event chairman. Sponsored by the Brownsville Business Association and local merchants, this year’s event is bigger and will offer a better variety of music, food and activities. South Court parking areas and South Lafayette will be closed to traffic for the event. Haywood County School students are invited to participate in the art contest and local charitable organizations will be providing food and other items for sale to benefit their causes. Entertainment will begin at 5 p.m., and includes a return performance by the Old Man Dancers.

Headlining this year’s Cinco de Mayo Heritage Celebration is Union City-based blues band Blind Red Rooster. Attendees at the event will enjoy a variety of musical and dance acts. Also returning is Brownsville’s HCo2, also known as Hannah Company. Other performers to join the line-up are: Emma Webb, 13 year old singer from Memphis; this year’s Haywood’s Got Talent winner; Kendra Vailes, runner up in the 2011 West Tennessee Idol competition; Folklore

Dancers; and rhythm and blues band FourScore. Headlining the event is Blind Red Rooster, popular blues band from Union City. This is a free community event and everyone is invited to be a part of the celebration. For more information, contact Vickie Cooper at 731772-4477.

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The Brownsville Haywood County Arts Council presents The Jackson Symphony The Brownsville Haywood Arts will present The Jackson Symphony in a concert the entire family will enjoy on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 3 p.m. in The Marks Performing Arts Center at College Hill. The Marks Performing Arts Center is located at 127 North Grand Avenue in Brownsville. A pre-concert talk and discussion will be held at 2:15 p.m. prior to

the performance. The mission of The Jackson Symphony is to enrich the quality of life in West Tennessee through performances that incorporate a variety of musical styles in a welcoming atmosphere and through a broad spectrum of educational programs for people of all ages. The Brownsville Haywood Arts Council is the “Art & Soul�

of the community. Together the two organizations are proud to work together to bring directly to the community of Brownsville and Haywood County the opportunity to experience direct access to live orchestral music for the entire family. Dr. Jordan Tang, Music Director and conductor of The Jackson Symphony, will lead the orchestra

in an afternoon concert designed to engage every member of the family. The program will include the exciting music by American composer John Williams from the epic Star Wars movie series, jazzy performances of pieces by George Gershwin and E.T. Rouse, as well as music by the classical composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven and William

Walton. Plan to bring your entire family and each of you will find something to love in this breezy concert designed for a Sunday afternoon in spring! Admission to the concert is $12.50 for adults and $6.00 for students. Please contact the Brownsville Haywood Arts Council for tickets and additional information at 731-77-4883. This concert is made

possible by three Brownsville bank sponsors: First South Bank, First State Bank, and INSOUTH Bank. The Tennessee Arts Commission through the Touring Grant program, the Brownsville Haywood County Art Council and the National Endowment for the Arts are providing support for the performance.

109 years and still banking On friday April 20, 2012 the Brownsville First South Bank celebrated

their 109th year of banking. The staff of First South Bank had cake

to share with all their customers throughout the day.

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Local Wal-Mart Employees Support Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Memphis, Tenn. – Sandra Turner, Tracy Reed and Angela Glasshof team from the Brownsville #64 store visited Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on April 10, 2012 to celebrate another successful year of caring for children during the annual Wal-Mart and Sam’s Appreciation Day. In 2011, though the Children’s Miracle Network, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs in the greater Mid-South region

raised more than $412,000 for the hospital. Le Bonheur’s Hospital in Memphis is known for cutting-edge programs in pediatric neuroscience, orthopaedics, critical are and cardiovascular services. Le Bonheur treats more than 200,000 children each year in a 255-bed hospital that features state-of-theart technology and familyfriendly resources. Serving as a primary teaching

affiliate for The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the hospital trains more pediatricians than other hospital in the state. For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit www.lebonheur. org . Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter. com/lebonheurchild or friend us on Facebook at lebonheurchildrens.

Crestview celebrates Volunteer Week The Crestview Health Care Center of Brownsville celebrated Volunteer Week by having a special social for all their volunteers on Thursday April 19, 2012.

“Haywood’s Got Talent� is Back for a Third Year

By: Tennille Short The auditions are complete. The talent and the judges have been selected. The sponsors have given generously. The stage is set. The third annual “Haywood’s Got Talent� event is Saturday, April 28 at the Ann Marks Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the entire community is invited to come and watch local performers compete and be critiqued by a panel of expert judges. The winning act receives a generous prize package consisting of items and services donated by area businesses. The winner also receives invitations to perform at a number of upcoming Haywood County events, including the Cinco de Mayo Heritage Festival (May 5), the Exit 56 Blues Fest (May 26), and the Hatchie

Fall Fest (October 20). This event is presented under an initiative called I PROMise to Strive for a Bright Future, which encourages young people to avoid risky behaviors and make good decisions in order to protect their future potential. Each year, a host is selected that can inspire and motivate young people to pursue greatness. This year’s host is basketball star Willie Wallace. He began his career at the University of Detroit Mercy and has played professional basketball with leagues in Europe, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, Mr. Wallace played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a member of the Nashville Soul. He currently resides in Nashville, with his wife Tomotha Wallace, a former vocalist and model who will join our panel of judges. This competition has helped to advance the musical endeavors of its past winners. Katherine Tritt, who won the 2010 “Haywood’s Got Talent� show at age 16, has solidified her status as a songwriter/musician/ performer, and her music has been heard by many. Clifton Smith won in 2011 and went on to become a soughtafter performer and a second-round competitor

for the national talent show “American Idol.� This year, Clifton will entertain the audience with a live performance that will be quite a treat. Admission to “Haywood’s Got Talent� is only $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children under 5 years old are admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Special thanks to all of the local contributing sponsors for Haywood’s Got Talent 2012: All That’s Victoria, Backyard Barbecue, Bang Hair Design, The Computer Patch, Cuz’s Smokehouse and Grill, Dairy Creem, El Ranchitos, Haywood County Farm Bureau, Insouth Bank, J’s Diner, King’s Handgun Training Academy, Livingston’s, Morris Jewelers, My Daughter’s Closet, Save a Lot and the YMCA of Brownsville. Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.


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Thursday, April, 26, 2012

Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Tough times for college grads Recent statistics are not looking so good today for recent college graduates. According to a report from the Associated Press, only about one in two of these graduates were able to find employment. The study found that nearly 54 percent of bachelor’s degree holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed. This was the highest percentage within the last decade. Many of the recent graduates are facing loads of frustration when they realize that a college degree alone is not enough. Most good paying jobs require a background of experience. It only stands to reason that most students right out of college have no experience and are therefore being denied employment. One recent graduate put it this way, “It almost doesn’t matter your degree; it’s just work experience.” However, experience has always played a major role in hiring practices. Numerous professions offer or require intern programs as a part of the educational process to counteract the experience requirement. Several years back, I was assigned the task of taking applications and interviewing applicants

for potential radio employment. Some of the candidates were college graduates who had no experience at all. As salaries were being discussed, some of the applicants seemed to be insulted when told that the entry-level salary for an applicant with no experience was a little above minimum wage. They didn’t seem to understand that we had employees with absolutely no college but five to 10 years’ experience. In this case, their degree in broadcast journalism, as impressive as it was, did not matter, since they didn’t have any experience. While entrance into the current job market appears to be devastating for recent college graduates, it is not the end of the world. There are ways out. According to the recent study, if a new degree is not in enough demand and going back to college is a consideration, consider the long term. For instance, petroleum engineering is currently at the top of job opportunities, but the future of the oil industry is still somewhat unstable. If the recent graduate is considering rounding out his or her formal education with more technical skills, statistics and computer science are both “strongly

related to the top paying jobs.” There are also things to consider about the current and future job market. Median wages for those with bachelor’s degrees are down considerably since 2000 due to technological changes that are eliminating midlevel jobs. Most future job openings are expected to be lower skilled. According to projections released by the government last month, only three of the 30 occupations with the largest projected number of job openings by the year 2020 will require a bachelor’s degree or higher. They are teachers, college professors and accountants. Most job openings are in professions that are not easily filled by computers such as retail sales, fast food and truck driving. This brings up the question whether or not college is for everyone. Harvard economist Richard Freeman said, “You can make more money on average if you go to college but it’s not true for everybody.” He continued, “If you are not sure what you are going to be doing, it probably bodes well to take some job, if you can get one, and get a sense first of what you want from college.”

Renewable Future The West Tennessee Solar Farm officially opened, bringing in a huge crowd as expected. Local residents along with state and federal officials finally got the chance to witness the finished project. Well, finished is kind of a loose term to use. Total completion of the project won’t occur until the welcome center and access from the interstates are constructed. Still, the “bulk” of the project is done and currently generating power. This not only serves as a great moment for the state, but also for West Tennessee for number of reasons. Namely, this affirms the state’s budding commitment at supporting renewable energy. As a child, I had expected a total conversion to renewable energy from the country by the time I approached

high school. I suppose you could blame all those ecofriendly cartoons for supplying me with such lofty expectations. It seems that now, we may have no choice but to start more of a concentrated effort on renewable energy research, especially when you factor in the price of oil and gas. For years I’ve heard about oil and gas prices eventually going down. And while that may be the current case, I still can’t shake this sneaking suspicion that they’ll skyrocket once again. Besides hopefully bringing a new source of reliable energy, I look at renewable energy as a provider of jobs. The staff of Signal Energy, which is based out of Chattanooga, worked 100,000 hours. All of the parts to construct, I was told by Signal head Ben Fischer, were from the

United States. And further construction of the roads from TDOT to the farm, as well as the construction and operation of the welcome center will still equal more jobs for the state. We’re looking for options in the economy and job field. I think that at this point it’s clearly shining right on our faces.


By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

Decoration Day From the silence of sorrowful hours The desolate mourners go, Lovingly laden with flowers Alike for the friend and the foe; Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment-day; Under the roses, the Blue, Under the lilies, the Gray. “The Blue and the Gray”— Francis Miles French History, as many people have noted, is written by the winners, and indeed, it is. Take Memorial Day, the national holiday celebrated across America the last Monday in May, for example. Most accounts of the history of the holiday describe it as a Northern institution, not celebrated in the South at all until after World War I, when it was expanded from being a holiday devoted exclusively to honor servicemen killed in the Civil War to one honoring fallen heroes from all American wars. Indeed, in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson, a Southerner himself, officially declared Waterloo, New York, to be the official birthplace of the holiday. The reason he did is that in 1865, a local Waterloo druggist came up with the idea of honoring Civil War dead by decorating their graves. Nobody took him up on that idea, however, until the following spring. On the Fifth of May of that year, 1866, the town held a celebration of sorts and decorated the graves of every Union soldier buried in the town’s three cemeteries. And that was, indeed, the first time that anyone had done anything like that in the North. But two weeks earlier, on April 25, 1866, exactly 146 years ago this week, the practice began in the South, in Columbus, Miss. It was then, and there, that it truly began, when four gentlewomen of the South began the custom of strewing

chosen because it was not the anniversary of any Civil War battle. On the appointed date, President James Garfield traveled to Arlington National Cemetery and gave a speech, after which 5,000 volunteers decorated the graves of all Union soldiers there, and following the example of the four Mississippi women, those of Confederate soldiers as well. Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, as it was then called, was here to stay. For a while, it was celebrated on different dates, especially in the South. They began calling it Memorial Day in the North, but it remained Decoration Day in the South. Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi observe it on April 26. In the Carolinas, it is May 10. Here in Tennessee, and several other states as well, it is observed on June 3, Jefferson Davis’s birth date. But after World War I, the scope of the holiday was expanded to include fallen soldiers in all American wars, and slowly, but surely, Southern states began observing Memorial Day too, along with the rest of the nation. In 1971, Congress declared it a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Monday in May. This year it falls on May 28. So in about four and a half weeks, most working men and women in America will get a holiday, and those who do can thank, in addition to the brave men and women who have died defending our country, four gentlewomen of the South who started the custom. Now you know.


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flowers over the graves of fallen Confederate soldiers, and it was there, that Memorial Day, called Decoration Day in the early days, was born. Other towns claim earlier celebrations, but in none of them did they honor soldiers from both sides of the conflict. The four women met at one of their homes and went, as a group, loaded with blossoms, to the local cemetery. On arrival, they decorated the graves of 1,400 Confederate soldiers buried there, but they didn’t stop there. One of the women, a widow of a Confederate soldier killed in battle, also scattered petals over the graves of 41 Union soldiers buried in the cemetery. It was an unusual and loving act of forgiveness for the time, and the place, and it caught the entire nation’s attention, winning praise from Northern and Southern newspapers alike. The next year, Francis Miles Finch, a young New York attorney, who was also a poet, read an article about the women’s generosity of spirit in the New York Tribune and was so moved by their kindness he sat down and wrote “The Blue and the Gray,” one of our greatest Civil War poems. In September of 1867, it was published in Atlantic Monthly, and it quickly became a national treasure. It became so famous that school children were required to memorize it for generations to come. The next year, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic issued an order calling on all states to decorate the graves of Union soldiers on May 30, 1868. May 30 was

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Mr. John Russell Gallaspy, III Date of Death - April 20, 2012

Mr. John Russell Gallaspy III was lifted up to the Heavens April 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Elizabeth. John leaves his wife, Mickey; sons, John IV (Nicki) and Garland Miller. He leaves three grandchildren: John V, Jamie Ruthann and Trenton Wayne. He also leaves two sisters; Mary Ruth Greenwell (Merrell), Tyler, TX and Jan Walker, Ocean Springs, Ms. John was born in Columbus, Ms to the late Russell and Ruby Gallaspy. John graduated from Aberdeen High School

in 1964. “In September, 1967, I married Mickey Mitchell from Rena Lara, Ms, and graduated from Ole Miss in January of 1970, majoring in banking and finance. I spent ten years in banking, last with the Bank of Columbus but found it boring. We had two sons, John and Garland, while there. A career change into the sporting goods industry began a series of moves and jobs that took us to Chicago, Tulsa, Springfield, Mo and finally Nashville, where I was responsible for the fishing and hunting shows on TNN television network. In 2000, I left the network and began publishing fishing and hunting magazines, spinning one of the hunting magazines into a national TV show on hunting safety in 2003. In 2005, Mickey and I left Nashville to settle in a small agricultural town in West Tennessee, Brownsville, to enjoy the benefits of small

town life.” John loved Brownsville and all it offered. He worked hard with others to make the new Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse a reality. He enjoyed the Exchange Club and working on their Field of Flags making it a success. He treasured his ties with the First Presbyterian Church where he became a deacon. Life was special for him here thanks to you all. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. A family burial is planned for later. In lieu of flowers, John requested that donations be made to the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse 130 Boyd Avenue, Brownsville, TN 38012 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Peggy Ann Simpson Castellaw Date of Death - April 21, 2012

Mrs. Peggy Ann Simpson Castellaw, age 73, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, were conducted Monday April 23, 2012 in the Poplar Corner Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Holly Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Castellaw was preceded in death by her parents: J.B. and

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Date of Death - April 17, 2012 Mr. Jerry Hodge, age 57, a farmer from Stanton, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services under the direction of Barlow Funeral Home in Covington, were

Date of Death - April 18, 2012 Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the M.A.D.D., West Tennessee, 7512 2nd Street, Suite 114, Germantown, TN 38138

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Mr. David Earl Maddox Date of Death - April 21, 2012

Mr. David Earl Maddox, age 54, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Madison County General Hospital, Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents: Clyntes “Pudd” Maddox and Frances Leek Maddox Adock and a sister: Shirley

Date of Death - April 13, 2012 Manson Jr. and moved to Jacksonville. During her many years as a member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, she served on the chancel committee, played piano for Sunday school classes, worked with Meals on Wheels and was wedding director. Katherine was a member of Hyacinth Garden Circle for over 50 years and served as flower show chairman. She was recognized for her creative and beautiful flower arrangements. Known for her outgoing personality and many talents, Katherine did volunteer work for both civic and social organizations and was given a merit certificate by the American Cancer Society, Inc. for work in the cancer prevention study. She was an honorary life widow member of the Florida

Billings; one son: Tony Phillips; three sisters: Ruthie Coleman, Robbie Taylor and Elsie Taylor; four brothers: Chester Hodge, Herschel Hodge, Willie James Hodge and Eddie Hodge and two grandchildren.

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Mrs. Katherine Hooper Manson, 97 of Jacksonville, passed away April 13, 2012. The daughter of the late William Francis Hooper and Ida McDearmon Hooper, she was born August 22, 1914, in Brownsville. Katherine graduated from Haywood County High School, where she was a cheerleader for four years and was West Tennessee Prep Football Queen. She also played the piano for Daily Chapel Assembly and was in Who’s Who in Brownsville High Schools. Katherine attended Union University in Jackson, where she pledged Chi Omega social sorority and wrote the pledge song. She was a maid at the Memphis Cotton Carnival. In 1939, Katherine married Andrew Hunter

conducted Monday, April 23, 2012 at Greater Fredonia Baptist Church. Interment followed in Fredonia Memorial Garden. He is survived by his wife: Cornelia Hodge; one daughter: Kish

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services, under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home were conducted Friday, April 20, 2012 in the Providence United Methodist Church

McDonald and Jeff Castellaw and four great grandchildren: Austin Ellington, Garrett Ellington, Patrick Duffala and Oakley Baker. Memorials may be made to the Poplar Corner Baptist Church, 1010 Boyd Ave., Brownsville, TN 38012 or the Holly Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Becky Booth, 1592 Albert Booth Rd, Bells, TN 38006.

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Mr. Jimmy Ray McCay, age 68, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Graveside funeral

Eula Lucille Colvett Simpson. She is survived by her husband: Billy Castellaw; two sons: Regie Castellaw (Kim) and Kevin Castellaw (Sonya), all of Brownsville; one daughter: Jennifer McDonald (William), Newbern; one brother: Danny Simpson (Brenda), Brownsville; seven grandchildren: Zack Ellington, Lindsay Shoulders, Brittany Baker, Joyce Ann Castellaw, Molly Castellaw, Brett

Yacht Club. Predeceased on December 28, 2005, by her husband of 66 years, Katherine is survived by her son: Andrew Hunter Manson III (Joyce); daughter: Katherine Hooper (Kay) Manson and several nieces and nephews. Hardage – Giddens Funeral Home of Edgewood Avenue, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Private graveside services were held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Oaklawn Cemetery, with the Reverend Dr. Steve Goyer officiating. Interment was conducted in the Manson family plot. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Riverside Presbyterian Church, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, or a favorite organization.

Hill. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in the BrownsvilleBells Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. Grover Westover officiating. Burial followed in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Mr. Maddox is survived by his wife:

Deborah Burnes Maddox, Jackson; three brothers: Kenneth Wayne Maddox, Ricky Maddox (Linda) and Danny Ray Maddox, all of Brownsville; and a sister: Pat Neal (John), of Brownsville; and a sister-in-law: Phyllis Mingledorff, Jackson.

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Mrs. Rose Marie Clovis Johnson Date of Death - April 19, 2012

Mrs. Rose Marie Clovis Johnson, age 69 of Decatur, GA passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 after a long battle with breast cancer. A lifelong, dedicated, healthcare professional, she lived her life as

an example to others. She is survived by her husband of 45 years: RheaAlexander Johnson Jr., Decatur, GA; her sister: Patricia Dame (Glenn), Waleska, GA, and her niece: Rebecca Payne (Ben), Roswell, GA.

Graveside funeral services under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, were conducted Monday, April 23, 2012 in Trinity Cemetery, Nutbush. “Blessed are those who serve others.”

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Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson of Brownsville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Nicole Jackson, to Captain Saul Briseno. Captain Briseno is the son of Ms. Dora Angulo, also of Brownsville. Miss Jackson is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Earl Jackson of Milan, as well as the late Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall Victory of Union City.

She is a 2005 graduate of Haywood High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science with a Concentration in Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Marketing from The University of Tennessee at Martin, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Currently, Kimberly is employed as a manager for Nordstrom in Nashville. Captain Briseno is the

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The month of May is almost here. What a glorious spring it has been so far. We are excited about spring here at the library. Why you ask? Because our Anniversary is almost here! On May 10 from 4 – 6 p.m., the library will be celebrating two great milestones. The first milestone is the 20th Anniversary of the Elma Ross Public Library building. It is hard to believe that we have been in this building at this location for 20 years, all thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Ross. The second milestone is the 100th Anniversary of Library Service here in Haywood County. Haywood County,

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a recipient of a library grant from Andrew Carnegie, opened the Carnegie Library in Brownsville in 1912. What a phenomenal accomplishment! We are so very proud of our library service and we want to celebrate. So please join us here at the Elma Ross Public Library on May 10 from 4 – 6 p.m. We have speakers from our local government to the Tennessee State Library and Archives coming. We will have refreshments, a (hopefully successful) butterfly release, as well as touring the recently renovated library facilities. We are looking for pictures of the Carnegie Library and all of our past librarians. If you happen

to have any old pictures that you would be willing to share (we’ll be happy to get them scanned), we would like to put together a power point presentation or bulletin board. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The list of librarians that we have (not including dates) are: Mrs. Dabney Sherrill, Miss Nona Haywood, Mrs. Emma Bond Haralson, Mrs. Rosa Sherman, Miss Ethel Bain, Mrs. Mitchell Duckworth, Mrs. Shirley Turner, Mrs. Libba Claiborne, Mrs. Phyllis Cozart, Mrs. Carol Burgess, Mrs. Linda Daniels, Mrs. Ramona Stevenson and current director, Mrs. Katherine Horn. Thanks! Happy Reading!

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Denise Boyd, from Middle Tennessee State University with an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Gail is a 1997 graduate of Haywood High School and holds a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision. Gail is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and was recently awarded the Regional – Advisor of the Year. Congratulations to Gail on her achievements!

This is the time of year when folks like to tackle sometimes, daunting jobs, like cleaning the garage or attic. A University of Tennessee Extension financial specialist, Dr. Dena Wise, recommends you consider “airing out” your financial records, too. “When you wrap up your annual chore of filing federal income taxes, it’s a good time to also put other aspects of your financial house in order,” Wise said. “Taking time to organize your important papers and records may be the best investment you ever made.” To help with the

task, the UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Department has an online document that can lead you stepby-step through the process. Wise says completing the form will help you organize and document your household and personal records, serve as a ready resource for you when you need to access important documents or information, and provide important information to a friend or family member who might need to take care of your affairs in an emergency. The form is free and can be found online at http://fcs. topics/HTPDFS/

important%20papers. pdf After you have placed a copy in your personal files, Wise says you should make sure that every adult member of the household can locate it. “You should also prepare duplicate copies for your safe deposit box, if you have one, and give one to a trusted family member or friend for safekeeping.” The financial expert also recommends that you review or update the information at least annually. “Tax time is a good time to remember to update your personal financial records,” she said.

Town and Country Garden Club has plant exchange The Town and Country Garden Club met April 12, 2012 for its annual plant exchange with Jean Williams serving as auctioneer. Members brought a wide range of plants and had lots of fun bidding on them. Money obtained from this sale is used for garden club projects. President Nan Downing called the meeting to order welcoming several guests including Mary Virginia Moses and Janie Haynes. Linda Leath presented a

devotional on “Washing my hands of the matter” using Matthew 27:24 and the statement made by Pilate to dismiss the matter of Jesus as no longer his responsibility. Kathryn Dixon and Mary Ann Shaw served delicious refreshments from a table holding a vase of azaleas blossoms mixed with knockout roses along with fruit, brownies, assorted muffins, chex peanut butter treats, coffee and fruit tea. Officers for next year

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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

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

ANTIOCH BAPTIST Tibbs Community Church 9327 Tibbs Rd

STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Covington Rd. • 548-6015


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

BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433

UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538

BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288

WILLOW GROVE BAPTIST Jackson Hwy. • 772-4644

BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 7720717 CALVARY BAPTIST 624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192 CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 7721033 CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840 FIRST BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • 772-1187 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060

WOODLAND BAPTIST 885 Woodland Church Rd. • 772-5004 WOODLAWN BAPTIST Hwy. 19 • 772-3530 ZION BAPTIST 1733 Upper Zion Rd. • 772-4211 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 JEFFERSON STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-3316

HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 731-2548746

CHURCH OF CHRIST 1238 Thorton Rd. • 772-3344

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

WESTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 3235 Hwy. 54 W. • 772-3810

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 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


548-6800 FARMERS CHAPEL CME 107 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-3056 FIRST UNITED METHODIST 117 E. Franklin St. • 772-0365 MARVIN CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 588 Marvin Chapel Rd. • 7726146 MT. PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 315 Mt. Pleasant Rd • 254- 9518 PROSPECT CME 10010 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-4426 PROSPECT CME #1 2656 Prospect Lane * 772-9070 STANTON UNITED METHODIST 115 Covington St. • 234-4914 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 CHRISTIAN FAITH TABERNACLE 2826 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-7112

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF GOD 221 S. Russell St. • 779-9585

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

ST. JAMES CHURCH OF GODCHRIST 305 W. Thomas St. • 772-0354

FAITH DELIVERANCE 1193 Tamm St. • 772-2236

CHURCH OF GOD & CHRIST REFUGEE TEMPLE HOLINESS 977 King Ave. • 772-4166 EPISCOPAL CHRIST EPISCOPAL 140 N. Washington Ave. • 7729156 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL - JEHOVAH’S WITNESS 1040 Boyd Ave. •-772-6499 METHODIST BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT UMC 1489 E. Main St. • 772-9882 DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH 3515 Dancyville Rd. • 548-6725 DOUGLAS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 3659 Stanton - Koko Rd. • 731-

FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP 7720 Hwy. 54 N. • 772-4791 FIRST HOLINESS CHURCH 205 E. Jefferson Street GREAT HEIGHTS 1274 Thornton Rd. • 779-9689 GREATER NEW BIRTH OF CHRIST 505 Tyus St. • 772-8247 HOPE OF FAITH 900 S. Grand Ave. • 772-6700



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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

Calvary Baptist Church to hold Jubilaires Calvary Baptist Church will have their Jubilaires on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4 p.m. We invite everyone to attend. Fellowship will follow afterwards. Jubilaires are Danny Presley, John Blakenship, Joel Fields and Robbie Bass. Fifth Sunday night singing Wildwood Express will be singing at Harmony Baptist Church on Sunday night, April 29, 2012 at 5 p.m. You are invited to bring your favorite snack for a fingerfood fellowship following the singing. Harmony Baptist Church is located at 3844 Eurekaton Road in the Hillville Community. For more information or directions, call pastor Grover Westover at 7802001.

the music. There will be special music each night. For more information or directions, please cal pastor Grover Westover at 780-2001. NCAA Compliance to be held There will be an NCAA Compliance on Monday, May 7, 2012 in the Delta Room behind Backyard BBQ at 703 E. Main Street. Social networking will begin at 6 p.m. with a dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. The program will follow dinner. Todd Dooley will be guest speaker. He will discuss how he oversees compliance for the Volunteers athletics program. Register before May 2, 2012. For more information, call Dr. Andrew Russell at 7728223 or email at ddsdrew@

Marvelous Mondays in May Harmony Baptist Church, located at 3844 Eurekaton Road in the Hillville Community, will host Marvelous Mondays in May. Featured speakers include Dr. Steve Gains, pastor of Bellvue Baptist Church on May 7. Dr. Danny Sinquefield, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett, will preach on Monday night, May 14 and Dr. Ken Story, pastor of First Baptist Church in Somerville will be preaching on Monday night, May 21. All services will begin at 7 p.m. Bro. Bennie Morrison will lead

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e=1&theater. For those of you not on Facebook, have someone who is on FB check them for you. Ms. Kay is churning out GED graduates pretty quickly over here! Many students have passed through our doors and headed on to higher education. They plan to be ready for any jobs that may become available. We were informed at the solar farm ribbon cutting that jobs WOULD come to our megasite area, but it takes time. We’re used to waiting over here, and plan to make the best possible use of that time in preparing local residents through education. The cookbook sales are going great! Let us know if you need more. We have other versions of Stanton produced cookbooks we are hoping to reprint as well, one is handwritten! I can’t wait to see that one! I wasn’t around back when these were put out, but I understand Stanton had some great cooks. I’m still putting out the word on Chote Cemetery. I need copies of all obituaries,

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funeral programs, death certificates etc. for anyone buried in this cemetery. I’ll be most happy to make copies or scan them here at the library, just come on by. If you live out of town, I’ll be happy to mail them right back to you. Of course electronic copies are always welcome. You may email them or post them on FB on either the Stanton Welcome Center/Library page or the West Tennessee Cemetery Research Team page. I plan to construct a page just for Chote Cemetery and hope to have that up this week. There are between 400 500 graves in this cemetery and I know they had lots of descendants! 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 548-2564, or e-mail me at: stantonwelcomecenter@ Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future and report current events

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Retirement Center News

By Debbie Sterbinsky This Saturday is the “Stanton Walk For The Cure” – our main Relay for Life event in Stanton. The walk begins at 7 a.m. in downtown Stanton! There is a fee to participate and you may call Emma Delk for more information at 548-2564. This has always been a big event for us, so come on out and walk with us. Please feel free to donate your fee if you are unable to walk! We attended the Solar Farm ribbon cutting recently and Stanton was full of people! If you’d like to read more about the solar farm, see photos etc., you may want to check out this link: http://www.tennessean. com/article/20120411/ NEWS0201/304110144/ Largest-solar-farm-TNofficially-opens-Thursday. If I remember correctly, we were told construction on the Solar Farm Welcome Center could begin as early as September. More photos of the event are available on Facebook at: https://www. ?fbid=358080450895981& set=a.358079720896054.80 654.113622078675154&typ



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We are another week closer to Relay for Life. This is a first for us, so we are all last minute. Our team has the Luminaries in honor or memory of someone special. You can donate a minimum of $5 and have your loved one be a part of the ceremony. We all have special people in our life that has been affected by this deadly disease. Relay for Life is a wonderful way to honor them and to keep the research alive by raising funds. If you, our readers, can donate just a small amount to the Relay team of your choice, just imagine how much would be raised. Now that would be wonderful. David Smith was in the house this week. What a day, listening to him and all the residents singing. He is such a blessing to us all. Welcome Georgina

‘Gina’ Downing to our Sugar Creek Family. She has come to visit for a little while. Hopefully she will love it like all of our other residents and decide to make this her home. Gina, Charlotte and Margaret Ann hit it off real well. They talked about everything under the sun before heading off to exercise. She really seemed to have a wonderful time. A large group of residents went to O’Neal Lake this week. Ten residents went with Jessie and Jennifer. The van was packed so Jack F. offered the use of his truck. That is why he is called the Mayor of Sugar Creek. Thanks so much Mr. Jack. Elisabeth ‘Bo’ Pope is finally home. She is so glad to be back. Our attendants were so excited to see her when she came in. Joan L. is improving

daily. Felice M. is getting stronger. We hope they will both be back soon. They are terribly missed by all their friends. Thanks so much to all at Crestview that help take such good care of our residents. Also, thanks for the goodies you brought us the other day. Hunter Smothers and his mom Andrea came to call Bingo for us. He does an excellent job. He always receives a wonderful welcome from the residents. Thanks Hunter for spending your Saturday with Sugar Creek. 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

By Sylessie Ross “Therefore shall ye lay up My words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: that your days be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth” -Deuteronomy 11:18-21 Our pastor Rev. Harden preached a beautiful sermon on Sunday, our male chorus was at their best. Our male chorus worshiped with Willow Grove on Sunday evening for their Male Chorus Anniversary, I am sure it was a great success. Our youth department also held their Youth Program on Sunday evening, they had a lot of guests, I am sure it was enjoyed by all in attendance. Rev. Reginald Currie and Browns Creek Baptist

Church worshiped with Tabernacle on Thomas Street on Sunday evening; they had a great time. We were so happy to see my nephew, Joseph Gray Jr., his wife Sherri, son and daughter in law of Detroit, MI. over the weekend. He also visited his aunt, my sister, Ethel Mae Clark and family while here. My nieces Connie Lee, Alma Jean Anthony, Wyomia Ray and the rest of my nieces prepared dinner for them on Saturday night. Remember the Perry, Perkins and Averyheart families in the loss of Quintus Perkins and Angelina BrownAnderson, the sister of Santa (Bonnie) Perry. Please pray for the family. Please continue to pray for the sick and shut ins: Brenda Flagg (Regional Hospital ICU) she is very dear to me. Charles Cole, Mae Lois Shaw Brown, Bill Taylor, Berdie Barden and son-in-law, Fannie McKinney, Willie Herman Robinson, Virginia Robinson, Mary Robinson, Mary Taylor, Jessie Pender Jr., 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, Parline Jones, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Pirtle, Virginia Higgins, Jessie Thomas White, Glenn White, Rosie Lee Hines, Emma Lue Graves, Fannie Anderson, Mosie Mae Hines Fuller, Marvin Ross, Rev. J.V. Carney, John Drake, Rev. Liggins, Billy Golden, Tony Bass, James King, Rosetta (Aunt Dear) Williams. If anyone has any news that they would like in the article, please contact me at 772-2006 by Sunday evening. Our thought for the week: It is never too late to get a makeover, for you see, our GOD is an allforgiving GOD. All you have to do is ask, and allow HIM to move in your lives. HIS grace is sufficient and HIS mercy is bountiful!!!! HE hears and sees all, there is no need to pray a simple prayer, PRAY a BOLD prayer and watch GOD move in your life today. No matter what you’re going through, JOB, HOME, MARRIAGE, FINANCES, CHILDREN… HE HAS IT ALL IN HIS HANDS!!!! Until next week... BE BLESSED!!!!!!!!

We had a large group of people who came for their volunteer socialist Thursday. The social was only a small way of saying thank you to all our volunteers. We certainly appreciate every volunteer. Regardless of what you do, you are certainly appreciated. Thank you, thank you! Thank you volunteers for those who came last week: Christ Temple ladies, First Holiness women, St. John’s Baptist Church, First Assembly of God Church ladies, Westside Church of Christ, Mrs. Mary Barkens and Community Temple of the Living Church.

Thank you to Westside Church of Christ members for bringing snack crackers to each of our patients. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. The Singing Painter, Scott French, will be here April 30 at 2 p.m. We encourage everyone to come and hear this great gospel singer. Thank you to First Assembly of God Church missionettes for making a lovely poster, writing thoughtful notes and signing their names. Thank you, missionettes! We welcome Mrs. Carolyn Crockett to our facility and hope she enjoys her stay with us.

Our monthly birthday party for May will be Thursday, May 3 at 2 p.m. We would like to wish the following patients a very happy birthday: Mr. Worth House (5-10), Mrs. Arnette Gray (5-18), Mrs. Sarah Davis (5-20), Mrs. Mary Johnston (5-21), Mr. Billy Rogers (5-25), Mrs. Edna White (5-30) and Mrs. Maggie Mae Mathias (5-23). Thought for the Week: “Be delighted with the Lord. Then He will give you all your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him to help you do it, and He will.” – Psalm 37:4-5

Crestview News

Sunday’s date was easy to remember as W.A. and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. God has given us many blessings throughout our marriage, and I am so thankful for our wonderful family. Sandi and Sonny Bishop and Leon Wilson did a great job with the call to worship and special music on Sunday morning. Our revival begins April 29 with Brother Phil Young delivering the services and Allen Guyer leading the music. Please make plans to attend. The Young at Heart group had a great trip to Cracker Barrel in Jackson for lunch. Thanks to Shannon Hobock for driving them.

Allen was well represented this past Saturday night for the first training session for the mission trip to Oklahoma this summer. The youth are continuing to get ready for the yard sale on May 11. Donations for the yard sale are still being accepted and can be picked up. Happy Birthday to my first-born son, Jason, who will celebrate his birthday on April 30. He is a wonderful son, and I am so proud of him and his sweet family. Happy Birthday to Jason Anderson, Reid Bowers, Alex Bowers, Judy Lewis, Drake Hooper, Mary Ann Flowers, Lisa Jones, Gary Pyron and Donnie Ray Lewis.

Happy Anniversary to Jeff and Debra Jackson and Charley and Pat West. On our prayer list are Patsy Francis Warren, Jennifer Warren Bowers, Lori Warren, Mary Jo Frady, Jim Stephenson, Ernest Lytle, Carolyn Danley and Mary Ann Nolan. Our Bible verses for this week are Proverbs 3: 5 - 6, which states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail.barden@ Have a great week.

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “God Ordained Worship” was the subject of the message. Individuals can worship God as they pray, read God’s word and meditate on the goodness of God. It’s important for families to worship together. Then there is corporate worship as the church comes together, which God ordained. It should always be done to glorify God. God is never honored when we sing, pray or give half-heartedly. We are not to be bound by the bulletin or tied to the tradition. Worship is never about us, but about God. Amber Shewsberry sang a beautiful song for special music. Greg and Beth Baker attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Sunday, where he led the youth in Discipleship Now. Happy birthday to Kaleigh McCaslin, Pat Scaff, Ray Castro, K.J. Young and Ginny Fletcher. Our sincere sympathy is extended to Billy, Regie, Kevin, Jennifer and Danny and their extended families in the death of my dear friend Peggy Simpson Castellaw. Peggy

was such a special person. She struggled with health problems for a long time, but was a strong person. Peggy and I grew up together at Holly Grove Church, taught the G.A.’s and served together on many other church endeavors. Then after we were both married, we lived near each other in Brownsville and reared our children. She will be sorely missed by family and friends. Those on the sick list are Ruth Taylor, Mark Stephens, Perry Watridge, Bland Boyd, Butch Wilson and Louise Coleman. Others are Viola Brown, Linda Hayes, Olga Sellari, Ouida Holt, Charlie Roland and Fletcher Lewis. Also include Teresa Owen and Ray and Janie Hight. On April 14, 2012 was the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a ship that had been declared unsinkable. Over 1500 people lost their lives. The Baptist Press told of one of those, John Harper, a minister. After putting his young son on a lifeboat, he began to go

from person to person urging them to accept Jesus as their Savior. When they ended up in the water, he continued to swim to those in the water again urging them to accept Jesus before it was too late. One of his converts said when he swam to him, he refused his urging, but later as he came again, he responded. He survived and said, he was probably the last convert of John Harper, who lost his life that sad day in 1912. Ricky and Kathy Hopper, Rebekah and Makayla, Mike and Jane Hopper, Bill and Judy Hart and Tim and Donna Kelley and family enjoyed a meal together at a Jackson restaurant last Friday night. They were celebrating the birthdays of Judy and Tim. Bobby and Melinda Overton, Rev. Terry and Bonnie Patterson and family, Patty Byrd and family and Albert and Lisa Overton gathered at the home of Jewell Overton Saturday to help her celebrate her birthday.

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Hillville - Eurekaton News

By Vicki Williams Everyone make plans to come out on Saturday to the Hillville Community Center for the Spaghetti/ Hamburger Supper and Auction. This is to benefit the family of the late Jimmy Ray Kirkland’s and help with expenses. It will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are being sold for a chance on a grill to be given away at the benefit. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Teresa Pendergrast at 901463-0437. Then everyone can come out on Sunday night to Harmony Baptist Church to hear Bro. Butch Westover and the Wildwood Express. This will begin at 5 p.m. and bring your favorite snacks to share after the singing. Harmony Baptist is getting ready for revival. Marvelous Mondays will begin on May 7 with Dr. Steve Gaines, May 14 with Dr. Danny Sinquefield and May 21 with Dr. Ken Story.

These services will begin at 7 p.m. each night. Sunday afternoon, Travis, Krystle and I, along with Randy and Sue Goodman, Keith, Tiffany, Alex and Kaleb Goodman, Tracy and Jordan Goodman and Ryan Watson met at O’Neil’s Lake to ride bicycles. Sherry and Mindi Allen came to join in on the fun, but the rain came and stopped the riding. A great time was had by all who were there. Birthday wishes to Bruce Staggs, Casey Edmonds, Ashley Rogers, Beau Warren, Mikie Williams and Carl Fergie. This week include Leah Scallions, Bubba McBride, Genie Earnest, Carol Bruce, Marie Haase, Burt and Dorothy Martin, Rita Phillips, 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. Sympathy to the family of Mr. John Gallaspy, Mrs. Peggy Castellaw, Mrs. Rose Johnson, Mr. Jimmy McCay, Mrs. Rose Cryer, Mr. David Maddox and Mrs. Nell Fraser in the loss of their loved ones. “We are brothers and sisters in spite of the conflicts that divide us.” This is our closing Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Lynne Carver of Florida. We have the opportunity to see one another as children of God rather than as people labeled by politics or beliefs. To see beyond outward appearance is a challenge; but with prayer and faith, we can look deeper into ourselves and others to find ways to live in peace. If you have news to share, please call me at 7721885, after 5 p.m. Until next week... God bless.

New Tombstone Technology - The following article is from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at Technology on a tombstone? The Allen Monument Company in Crawfordsville, Ind., is one company making changes. The company is now adding QR codes to tombstones. QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. You can see a typical QR Code to the right. You probably have seen similar QR Codes on all sorts of products and advertisements. To use a QR Code, use a smartphone (typically an Apple iPhone or an Android phone) with appropriate software

installed to take a close-up picture of the QR Code. The software reads the QR Code and then opens a web browser that displays the web page address that is embedded within the dots of the QR Code. In effect, the QR Code becomes a “pointer” that points to a place where you may find more information. The process of displaying that information is automated with little human interaction required, other than snapping the picture. QR Codes are now popular on everything from CocaCola advertisements to tombstones. The QR Code system has become popular due to its fast readability and large storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of four standardized kinds (“modes”) of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/ binary, Kanji), or through supported extensions, virtually any kind of data. Randy Allen, owner of the Allen Monument Company, says that a QR

code “makes the memorial almost like a form of social media. Other people can text messages to the family. They can also share other stories that they’d like to share as well. It’s all up to the family.” Allen said the tiny QR code can connect you to an entire memorial site about a loved one, including photos, biography and other information. He said it’s as simple as scanning it with your smart phone. Adding a QR Code to a tombstone requires a onetime fee that’s included in the cost of the headstone. It can range from $99 to $400. A web page is also required although the page can exist on any web server. You can make changes to the web site whenever you’d like. Are tombstone QR Codes becoming popular? “We’re selling probably a few a day,” said Randy Allen. You can read more in the web site at From The Genie Room: hcgenie1@bellsouth. net - Harriett, dsgenie2@ – Debbie, tggenie3@bellsouth. net - Tina and jagenie4@ - Jim.

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Douglas News

By Alvis M. Bond The Concerned Citizens of Douglass Community Organization and Mrs. Nadean Lee, Chairperson of the Seniors Banquet, expresses gratitude for all the support and participation on making the event successful, the music, food and everything was splendid. Mr. Rowann Neal served as Toastmaster. Attendance was great, Seniors from 80 to 96 years of age was there; several were unable to be there. The youngest being 80 and the oldest being 96. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mask Sr. traveled to Louisville, KY. on the weekend for the funeral of Mr. Mask’s niece, Callie B. Hardin, the

sister of Mrs. Fannie L. Bell, Rev. J.W. Shaw, Pastor of St. John, did the Eulogy, along with other St. John member Ms. Hardin, was a former member of the church. Mr. and Mrs. Mask spent an entire day with her brother John and wife Mary White. Our prayers of sympathy go to that family as also to the Hodge family in the Fredonia Community in their loss of Jerry Hodge. Our continued prayer for all of our sick and shut ins added to our list this week are: James Clark, Laura Jorgensen, Blanche Clark, all who are doing better, Callie Brooks, Callie Langford, Luevenia Boyd, Betty Brooks, Pastor Shirley

Richmond, Raymond Dancy, Shirley Hunter, Jimmie L. Turner, Edward Vaulx Jr., Rev. Floyd Lewis, Rev. J.V. Carney, Willie Douglas, Gladys Bowles, Betty Douglas, Marie Browning, Emma Miller, Jackson Rice, Mary N. Greer and Joe B. Lewis. The area fellowship has continued our fellowship at Douglass Chapel Church for the last few weeks. Our plans are to continue at the Community Center May 3, 2012 beginning at noon and we will decide a closing time. We invite everyone who is interested in sharing this with us at this new time.



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Around Town

By Marty Williams Jason Velotta has certainly had a lot to be proud of in his life lately! He has written a book called ‘Reclaiming Victory’ and it will be on sale May 15. He recently had a prerelease book-signing event at Elma Ross Library, where you could get a signed copy of his book before it was officially on sale to the public! What an accomplishment! Congratulations Jason! Jason is the son of Ted and Cheri Velotta. Kudos to Haywood County Leadership Class 2012! They had their graduation at the Brownsville Country Club last week! Anyone graduating from one of these Leadership Classes should feel exceptionally proud of their work in the community! What a memorable evening! Congratulations Leadership Class 2012! Last weekend, the Fawcett Camp house was busy, busy, busy! Frank and Vicky opened up their camp house to the B ro w n s v i l l e - H a y w o o d County Rescue Squad for some much earned good times! Frank was at the grill cooking Boston butts and Vicky baked all kinds of goodies and desserts along with other dishes. Others brought their favorite dish and had an incredible time, fishing, relaxing and eating! Those who did not come… you missed out on

an unbelievably, awesome night!!! On an extremely sad note: Our own John Gallaspy gave up his battle and passed away Friday night. John worked upstairs in the Brownsville Radio area, writing the hunting and fishing news. He was a huge advocate of Exchange Club and the Carl Perkins Advocacy Center. He was totally an outdoorsman and animal lover! He will be missed, but most of all… he ‘helped make a difference in the life of a child.’ Mickey, please accept our deepest sympathy. It is now, ‘well with his soul’. Abby Richards Nicholson, and hubby Nick, are expecting another little bundle in October! She said it doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or a girl! They already have one of each, but each child wants the same sex as they happen to be! Of course! Sheri Richards is up and at ’em again and is back at the high school. So glad to hear that! Delta Heritage Center is the spot for the Business After Hours, this Thursday from 5 - 7. So glad to see our Chamber getting back into that event again and highlighting different businesses! Go Brownsville Chamber! Dr. Sue McElrath attended a fabulous 24hour seminar this recently on health, nutrition and

supplements for her and her patients. It helped her reinforce and expand on the knowledge base she already had. Now she can help her patients even more with the new things she learned! The Show Choir performed their BBQ & Broadway at FUMC last week and it was fantastic! Numerous awards were handed out to performers who were chosen by their peers and created a mindboggling round of applause with hoots and hollers! The Show Choir is led by Michelle Tillman, who said she will be losing all of her boys this year! They have had an extraordinary year! Brownsville Arts Council is presenting the Jackson Symphony, Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. in Ann Marks Performing Arts Center at College Hill. It’s a program of exciting music by American composer John Williams from the epic Star Wars series, jazzy performances of pieces by Geo. Gershwin and E.T. Rouse, as well as music by classical composers such as Beethoven and Wm Walton. Bring the entire family and each will find something to love in this breezy concert, designed for a Sunday afternoon. More information - 7724883 Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111.

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Visiting speaker J.V. Davis used that phrase during his sermon Sunday morning at Zion to remind us that America needs a spiritual awakening. He used Psalm 85:5-6 as his focal Scripture, and left us with the question, “How long has it been since you shared the plan of salvation with anyone?” I’m still praising God for all the decisions made during Zion’s Revival with great crowds each night. Wednesday night, the youth enjoyed pizza fellowship with Evangelist Dale Rose. Rad Ellington filled in for Brother McSwain Sunday night while he was in Middleton. Dottie was not able to attend due to illness. Hopefully, this next Sunday everything will be back to normal, whatever that is. Sunday afternoon, Jimmy and I attended Braden Earnest’s first birthday party at the home of his grandparent’s Sammy and Elizabeth Taylor in Hillville. Our granddaughter Lyla from Murfreesboro, enjoyed playing with her cousins and the petting zoo. Alice Elrod (mama) traveled to Bozo’s in Mason Tuesday to have lunch with her cronies from HHS class of 1956. They always have the best time. Allen Outlaw reported 10 attended the community prayer breakfast and Brother Tim McPherson led the devotion. If

anyone would like to join this faithful group of men, they meet every Thursday morning at six in Zion’s family life center. Neal Byrum stopped by and visited with Jimmy on Thursday. They sat on the front porch for a while and reminisced while having a great time of fellowship. Congratulations are in order to several of Zion’s folks. David and Natalie Pinner welcomed their baby Clayton on the 18th weighing eight pounds, nine ounces. Proud grandparents are Steve and Nan Darnaby and he definitely has one proud Aunt Jennifer! Cody Baggett and Elizabeth Campbell were inducted into the Kitty Hawks in the ROTC at Haywood High School. Elizabeth also received the National Award, “Military Order of World Wars” during their banquet. Cody received his four-year certificate for dedication to the ROTC. Lisa Conway has purchased a home in Jackson and continues working for Union University. We are so proud of her accomplishments and her desire to serve God. Please continue to

pray for this family as the Lord leads them. Several of Zion’s ladies attended the “Women of Joy” Conference in Gatlinburg. Didn’t get a report yet, but they had a safe trip and I’m sure they had a fantastic time as usual. Alice Elrod (mama) spent the weekend with us. We traveled to Murfreesboro to visit with the Rainey’s Friday night and brought Lyla home with us Saturday. Dates to remember are: State/regional Bible Drills - 28th. Wedding shower for Lauren Perry, (Jacob Ellington) in the home of Shirlene Mullen is May 12 at 2 p.m. Don’t forget the raffle to benefit Autism Speaks! See Justin or Becky Cole. Drawing is April 27. Zion seniors will have a surprise lunch on May 1. See Elsie Haynes for details. 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@ if you have news. People want to know!

Public Notices

The Brownsville States-Graphic

IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR DYER COUNTY, TENNESSEE MARY FEATHERSTONE Plaintiff, VS. CLAUDE FEATHERSTONE, JR. Defendant. No. 12 CV 57 ORDER ALLOWING SERVICE BY PUBLICATION This cause came to be heard upon the Plaintiff’s Motion for Service by Publication brought pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 21-1-203 and Tennessee Code Annotated § 21-1-204. The Court finds: 1. Plaintiff is seeking a divorce from the Defendant. 2. The last known address for the Defendant is 129 Daisy Bradford Road, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012. 3. The Plaintiff has made reasonable, good faith efforts to locate and serve the Defendant with process at his last known address. 4. The Haywood County Sheriff’s Department has indicated that the Defendant is not to be found. 5. Defendant’s residence is unknown, and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Defendant Claude Featherstone, Jr. enter his appearance herein by May 29, 2012 at 9 a.m., a rule day of said Court, and that a copy of this Order be published for four consecutive weeks in The Brownsville States-Graphic, a newspaper published and distributed in Brownsville, Tennessee. Further, the final hearing on Plaintiff’s Complaint for divorce is scheduled for May 29, 2012 at 9 a.m. Failure of the Defendant to appear at the final hearing could result in a judgment against him. ENTERED on this the 13th day of March, 2011. CHANCELLOR TONY CHILDRESS APPROVED FOR ENTRY: Vanedda Prince Webb, BPR #015710 Attorney for the Plaintiff Publication dates 04-12, 04-19, 04-26 & 05-03-12 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed February 5, 1998 by Anthony J. Rankin and Tina M. Rankin to John R. Moss, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Book 205 Page 324, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Midfirst Bank, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, May 3, 2012 commencing at 02:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to-wit: Situated in County of Haywood, State of Tennessee. Lying and being in the Seventh Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin (found) in the west margin of Hungerford Avenue, 16.5 feet from center, the northeast corner of Lot No. 8; thence south 87 degrees 15 minutes west along the north line of Lot No.8, 99.65 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence north 2 degrees 22 minutes west 75.0 feet to an iron pin (set); thence north 87 degrees 15 minutes east along the south line of Lot No. 10, 98.50 feet to an iron pin (set) in the west margin of Hungerford Avenue: thence south 3 degrees 15 minutes east along the curb and west margin of Hungerford Avenue 75.0 feet to the beginning. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 066MD006.02 Property Address: 1033 Hungerford Street, Brownsville, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower 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. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l-526-8296 File # 1882-094071-FC Published: April 12, April 19.April 26 MidFirst Bank/Anthony Rankin NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated February 23, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded February 28, 2005, at Book 3, Page 257 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Pholesha Middlebrook, conveying certain property therein described to Hunter Simmons, a resident of Madison County, Tennessee as Trustee for First South Bank; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C.,

as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on May 16, 2012 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING LOT NO. 51, SECTION 1, PARK MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 1, page 119, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 273 Bain Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, 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; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Pholesha Middlebrook The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. 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. W&A No. 700-221960 DATED April 11, 2012 INSERTION DATES: April 19, 2012, April 26, 2012, & May 3, 2012 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msherrod_120411_1209 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW. MYFIR.COMand WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated DECEMBER 20, 1989, executed by CYNTHIA D. SHAW (A/K/A CYNTHIA SHAW BOND, A/K/A CYNTHIA S. BOND, A/K/A CYNTHIA DELOIS SHAW), to THOMAS F. BAKER, IV, Trustee, of record in TRUST DEED BOOK 166, PAGE 1061, for the benefit of TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY c/o FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, in the Register’s Office for HAYWOOD County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for HAYWOOD County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012 AT 1:30 P.M., AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HAYWOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN BROWNSVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in HAYWOOD County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF HAYWOOD, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN FOUND IN THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF BELLANTI CIRCLE, 20 FEET FROM CENTER, SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF PARKER (143/115) AND THE NORTHWEST OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LOT (JARRATT AND CAIN 173/214); THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF BELLANTI CIRCLE WITH THE FOLLOWING CALLS: S 59 DEGREES 09’ 43’’ E 14.91 FEET; S 53 DEGREES 15’ 37’’ E 36.62 FEET; S 39 DEGREES 02’ 06’’ E 20.30 FEET; S 17 DEGREES 10’ 45’’ E 15.73 FEET; S 00 DEGREES 13’ 42’’ E 17.22 FEET; S 11 DEGREES 43’ 13’’ W 40.38 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET; THENCE N 76 DEGREES 01’ 12’’ W 115.81 FEET ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF PARKS TO AN IRON PIN FOUND; THENCE N 34 DEGREES 21’ 41’’ E 107.97 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF PARKER TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AS SURVEYED BY WALTER R. POWELL, R.L.S. 832 ON DECEMBER 6, 1989. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CYNTHIA D. SHAW, HER HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, BY DEED DATED DECEMBER 20, 1989 OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 182, PAGE 403, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 302 BELLANTI CIRCLE, BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE 38012. MAP 075N GROUP A PARCEL 020.00 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE

PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5-117 HAVE BEEN MET. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: GAULT FINANCIAL, LLC THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, April 13, 2012. This is improved property known as 302 BELLANTI CIRCLE, BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE 38012. J. PHILLIP JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 F12-0244 Publication Dates: APRIL 19, 2012/ APRIL 26, 2012/ MAY 3, 2012 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 Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE INVITATION TO BID: HISTORICAL STRUCTURE RELOCATION Bids will be received by the City of Brownsville, Tennessee until 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2012 at Brownsville City Hall, 111 N. Washington Ave., Brownsville, Tennessee 38012; for relocation of a historical structure located on Elm Tree Road in Nutbush, Tennessee in Haywood County. Interested parties should contact the office of the City Clerk at (731) 772-1212 to obtain a copy of the bid specifications. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CITY OF BROWNSVILLE/jsf

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Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-017007 Publication Dates: 04-26, 05-03, & 05-10 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed October 30, 2007 by Gary Marbry, an unmarried man to Larry A. Weissman, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Record Book 46, Page 298 and Modified in Record Book 62, Page 575, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Green Tree Servicing LLC, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, May 17, 2012 commencing at 02:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to-wit: Situated in County of Haywood, State of Tennessee. Lying and being in the Sixth (6th) Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning on a point in the west margin of Newbern Road, which point is the northeast corner of Sam Marcom and the southeast corner of the herein described tract; thence from the point of beginning, and with the north line of Marcom, West 198.00 feet to a point in the south line of Joyner; thence with Joyner the following calls; North 191.40 feet; East 270.60 feet to a point in the west margin of Newbern Road; thence, with the west margin of said road, south 20 degrees 46 minutes west 204.71 feet to the point of beginning. Survey taken by Reasons Engineering & Associates, Inc., TN No. 508, on November 26, 1993. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 072-020.00 Property Address: 51 Newbern Road, Brownsville, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower 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. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l-526-8296 File # 7134-093715-FC Published: April 19, April 26 & May 3 Green Tree Servicing LLC/Gary Marbry

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tion Law - $5000 Corena Lee Pryor – Driving Under the Influence, Driving on Railway Lanes Travel - $7000 3-25-12 Mary Lynn Glass – Contempt of Court, Worthless Checks $351.79 Harrison Antonio Jones Jr. – Assault, Domestic Related - $0 4-16-12 Rebecca Shawn Britt – Aggravated Assault, Assault, Domestic Related, Vandalism, Reckless Endangerment, Felony - $15,000 Cecil Terrell Johnson – Failure to Appear - $0 Joshua McKinney – Theft of Property Under $500 - $3000 Patrick B. Shaw Sr. – Assault, Domestic Related, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea - $0 Patrick B. Shaw Sr. – Violation of Probation - $0 Daniel Cyrus Siddiqi – Possession Schedule VI With Intent - $5000 Michael Otis Woodruff – Driving Under the Influence, Open Alcohol In City Limits - $0 4-17-12 Sherita Lafaye Butler – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License, 3rd Offense - $2500 Stephanie Conner – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License - $0 Milton David Hardin – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Evading Arrest, Possession Stolen Property, Disregard Stop Sign - $0 Shannon Pirtle – Violation Light Law, Child Restraint Law - $0 Elton Tyus – Parole Violation, Failure to Appear - $0 4-18-12 Arthur Lee Bradford – Public Intoxication, Resisting Stop, Arrest - $3000 Osmar Teran Fernandez – Driving: Non Resident W/Susp/Revok Licens - $3000 Marcus M. Taylor – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea, Poss of Sch VI With Intent - $50,000 4-19-12 Michael Hines – Attempt First Degree Homicide, Especially Aggravated Burglary - $250,000 Marlon Dewayne White – Contempt of Court - $750 Marlon Dewayne White – Theft of Property Over $1000 - $5000 4-20-12 Dakota Cameron Conaster – Fabricating/Tampering With Evidence - $2500 Benjamin Norris – Fabricating/Tampering With Evidence $2500 William Rogers – Assault Domestic Related, Violation of Order of Protection (Domest) - $15,000 Charles Edwards Williams – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Over 5 - $0 4-21-12 Xavior Jamar Barken – Drug Possession Schedule VI - $2500 Lenard Beasley – Assault, Domestic Related - $1500 Tiana Cohill – Assault, Domestic Related - $1500 Latangleal S. Douglas – Failure to Comply - $338.50 4-22-12 Darius Bailey – Possession of Schedule VI - $2500 Juan Antonio Gamez Castillo – Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Driving on Road Lane of Travelor, No Drivers License After Thirty Days in Tennessee, Failure to Give Immed Notice on Accident - $1000 Wilmor Ray Hendrix – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Violation Registration Law, Financial Responsibility – Insurance - $1500 Robert Austin Jarrett – Possession Schedule VI - $0

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 137-203 and 13-7-303 notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Brownsville, Tennessee on the 8th day of May 2012 at 5:30 PM at Brownsville City Hall. The hearing is to receive public input on amending the City of Brownsville’s Municipal Zoning Map by reclassifying the following property from R-1A (Medium Density Residential) to CBD (Central Business District): 114 Church Street (Haywood County Tax Map 075D Group K Parcel 037.00) owned by First United Methodist Church. All interested persons are encouraged to attend and to comment on this rezoning. CITY OF BROWNSVILLE/jsf

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Haywood High School hosts Mock Crash With Prom and Graduation season in full swing, Haywood High School Seniors will be faced with a lot of adult choices. Namely one that can greatly affect the lives of so many will be drinking and driving. Yet, once again, the community pulled together in the hopes of opening studentsí eyes to the dangers of drinking and

driving. Now in its 14th year, the Brownsville Police Department once again coordinated the annual Mock Crash, giving Haywood High School Seniors a realistic look at the consequences of drinking and driving. The event took place in the student parking lot, Wednesday April 18 and featured the acting work

of HHS Drama students who improv acted for the event, HHS Drama Teacher Allyson Byrum said. The act also featured the acting efforts of students' parents, effectively recreating how a horrible incident can easily affect family. The mock crash also featured the efforts of the Brownsville Fire Department, the

Haywood County Ambulance Authority, Hospital Wing, Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, Haywood County teachers and HHS nursing students.

Afterwards, students moved inside to hear meteorologist, Dave Brown and his wife's experience with drunk drivers. A long time support-

er of the annual mock crash, the Browns have recalled losing a daughter, granddaughter and unborn grandchild to a drunk driver. Photos By Calvin Carter

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The Brownsville States-Graphic



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Haywood finishes second in division

By JEFF IRELAND Haywood split a pair North Division District 13AA games against Martin Westview Monday and Tuesday and will head into next week's district tournament as the No. 2 seed in its division. On Monday in Brownsville, the Tomcats got a complete game two-hitter from Seth Birdsong to prevail 1-0. Birdsong (7-1), who struck out six and walked just two, worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the

fifth and stranded the potential tying run on third in the seventh to earn the win. “We just came out here and had confidence in ourselves,” Birdsong said. “This win says a lot about our kids because they knew a lot was on the line,” said Haywood coach Chris Messer. “And it says a lot about Seth to come out here and pitch like this … We did all the little things right.” Houston Cozart singled and scored on an error in the first inning for the only run of the game.

Blake Esquivias, Blake Porch and Jarron Bryant singled for Haywood's only other hits. On Tuesday in Martin, Jordan Long held Haywood to just two hits in five innings in a 10-0 Westview win. Porch and Bryant had Haywood's only hits. Taylor Jones took the loss on the mound. Haywood (19-12 overall, 5-3 district) won just four games a season ago. “It's going to be a heck of a district tournament,” Messer said. “We've built a lot of confidence this year.

People are starting to talk about Haywood baseball and it's good to see for these kids.” “I'm sure some of the fans are surprised,” Birdsong said. “People haven't seen Haywood like this in a while.” Haywood hosts Bradford today and Gibson County on Monday before wrapping up the regular

season on Tuesday at Milan. The district tournament begins next Thursday. In other action: • Daniel Antwine was 2 for 2 with three RBI and Jordan Fitzgerald drove in two on a pair of hits last Wednesday in an 18-8 win at West Carroll. Bryant was the winning pitcher and was 2 for 3 with a double.

Jones was also 2 for 2. • Fitzgerald doubled and drove in four runs last Thursday in a 12-1 win at home over Madison Academic. Porch struck out seven in a five-inning one-hitter. Bryant drove in three runs, Birdsong doubled and drove in two and Antwine and Porch each doubled.

Alumni game to be held May 4 By JEFF IRELAND The legends of the Haywood hardwood are back. On Friday, May 4, the Doc Crowder Memorial Gymnasium at Haywood High School will host a Haywood alumni game featuring several former Tomcat and Lady Tomcat basketball stars. The ladies' game, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will include Tonisha Jones, Artega

Springfield, Sharnyce Singleton, Qianca McCuller, Allyson Clark, Laquanda Shaw, Mystic Springfield, Jessica Hooker, Dawana Abram, Shaquata Chatman, Sherita Douglas, Kelsey Moore, Deidra Tyus, Shanavian Woodland, Tiffany King, Kendra Jones, Shaterica Tyus, Kirstie Shutes, Ida Parrish, Lashouna Sloan, Imie Hall and more. The men’s game, which immediately follows, will

feature Rodney “Duke” Chatman, Ricky Taylor, Grover Harwell, Kendall Dancy, Jason Chatman, William Perry, Timothy Taylor, Leroy Douglas, Chris Perry, Craig Harris, Eric Brand, Thomas Yancey, Max Battle and others. The event is sponsored by the Haywood High Booster Club.

Photo by Jeff Ireland Haywood's Taylor Jones dives back into first base during District 13-AA action Monday night in Brownsville against Westview. Jones was out on the play, but the Tomcats pulled out 1-0 win behind a two-hitter from Seth Birdsong.

Haywood boys, girls track teams perform well By JEFF IRELAND The Lady Tomcats track team competed in the USJ Invitational in Jackson on April 12, leaving the track meet with, according to head coach David Claybrooks II, “their heads held up high.” The team finished in fifth place with 50 points. Dyersburg won the meet with 131 points. Haywood senior Alexis Peeples led the way for the Lady Tomcats finishing second in the 100 meters with a hand time of 12.34, breaking yet another school record while earning a silver medal. Peeples also placed fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.07. Freshman Ebony Clark ran a career best of 63.00 seconds in the 400 meters, bringing home a bronze medal. Junior Natasha Bommer also competed in the 400 meters, running a careerbest of 65.00 while finishing in fifth place. The 4x200 relay team finished in sixth place with a time of 1:58.00. The team was led by Dannon Eubanks, Ashauna Jeter, Kayla Shaw and Chelsi Jones. Chelsey Owens picked up two points by finishing seventh in the long jump. Claybrooks said the performance of the night went to the 4x100 relay team. “With the relay team in lane eight it would seem like the Lady Tomcats had

no chance of winning the relay,” Claybrooks said. Clark, who is the team's lead leg, got the ball rolling by putting in the team in the lead from the start. She then handed the baton to Peeples, who extended the lead even more before handing the baton to the third leg Owens. Owens helped extended the lead by 25-30 meters over the second place team before finally handing the baton to the anchor leg Bommer, who brought home the winning relay with a time of 50.31, breaking the school record for the second straight meet. The team also received a first place 400 meter relay trophy. “I just gave it my all until the baton left my hand,” Clark said. “I must say, doing your best pays off. The team did great.”

“When Ebony started out, I knew we had it as I took the baton,” Peeples said. “I was very proud of my teammates.” “I'm proud of my teammates as they ran their part of the race,” Owens said. “Ebony started off strong and got a big lead and me, Lexis and Natasha contributed.” Bommer added, “When Alexis had given the stick to Chelsey, I knew we were going to be in first place. I was the anchor leg, so I had to bring it home.” “I’m very proud of how the girls’ team did in their first scored meet of the season,” Claybrooks said. “Which is the first time in a very long time the team scored 50 points in a track meet … I hope the team was able to gain more confidence leading towards the postseason that’s three

weeks away. Right now, my main concern is keeping these girls’ concentrated on the season/postseason goals. If we’re not focused for the next several weeks we could get frazzled heading into the post season.” The boys team competed in the Houston Track Classic April 13-14 and put together a strong performance as well. The distance medley relay ran a career-best of 12:17.92 on Friday night. The team was led by Daniel Evans, Demarious Douglas, Prince Williams and Joshua Wilson. Deonte Brown ran a career-best 2:20.33 in the 800 meters. In the boys’ long jump, Josh Johnson and Chris

Douglas put on a show. Douglas jumped a season- and career-best of 1910, while Johnson jumped a season- and career-best of 19-11.75. Douglas and Johnson missed the finals by one and two spots, respectively. Johnson and Douglas have improved their career marks each meet this season. “Kaderran Bond had the weekend of his life in the boys’ shot put,” Claybrooks said. On the second throw of the competition, Bond threw a 41-1, which was his career best. Not knowing if it was good enough to put him into the finals for the boys’ shot put, Bond unleashed another career best of 44-1 on his third and final at-

tempt, securing his spot in the finals. Bond went on to throw two more throws over 42 feet in the finals, finishing in fifth place. Bond missed the school record by two inches and is now ranked 12th in the state for boys shot put. “This is a step into the right direction for the boys’ team,” Claybrooks. “The team still has several areas to work on, but if they continue to work for three more weeks, we could be a team that no one wants to deal with at sub-sectional … Just need to continue to work hard and stay on track … Special thanks to coach Rogers for getting the boys’ team ready.”

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The April 26 2012 issue of the Brownsville States-Graphic.

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