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BROWNSVILLE 147th Year • No. 34


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Haywood County, Tennessee

One Section, 16 Pages


Congressman Fincher visits Teknor Apex

2013 TN Farmer of the Year see page 15

Boy Scouts



see pages 7-9

United States C o n g r e s s m a n Stephen Fincher visited Teknor Apex/ Haywood Company Wednesday, August 14. According to Rob Lincer, general manager, Teknor Apex has a standing invitation

with all federal representatives, and Congressman Fincher stopped by to take a tour and meet as many employees as he could. After a short breakfast, those attending the meeting were given the opportunity to ask questions, and that was followed by a tour of the factory.

Pictured above: Fincher is pictured with representatives from Haywood Company and the City of Brownsville. Inset: Fincher is given a tour of the facility. Photos by Jennifer Willis

Clean up continues after July 18 storm damage BY MEGAN DAVIS

Nearly a month after storms blew through Brownsville, the city is still seeing the effects as clean up crews continue to clear the streets. The storms on July 18 downed power lines, flooded roads, and damaged several homes and cars. Citizens continue to pick up the pieces of debris and leave them on curbs for city workers to collect on their weekly rounds. Bobby Meyer, Director of Solid Waste, estimates that the cleanup will take another four weeks at least. “Clean up after a storm usually takes about two months,” said Meyer. “Everyone has been good about bagging their debris for pick up, but the process

will still take a while.” The physical damage has been an eyesore, but the cost of it all has hit the city hard financially with figures ranging in the thousands. City of Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne reported that as of late last week, Public Works trucks had taken roughly 911 tons of debris to the landfill over the course of 493 trips, which raised the landfill cost to almost $17,000 with more to come. Shortly after the storm, Mayor Matherne said that officials would seek reimbursement for the utility companies, the County, and the City to help with the cost of recovery and clean up. Recently she reported that TEMA (Tennessee Emergency Management Agency) has denied reimbursement,

Bradford Street off of East College is evidence that clean up is still underway. Photo by Vicky Fawcett

but she is still hopeful while pursuing other reimbursement options. The aftermath of a storm is always a frustrating time, but Mayor Matherne

encourages everyone to continue to be patient. “We would like to thank everyone for their patience and ask that you bear with us during the clean

up process,” said Mayor Matherne. “This is a top priority and we have all of the trucks and clean up crews working hard to get everything cleared up.”

Dowling Pharmacy struck by burglars a second time BY JENNIFER WILLIS

Photos by Vicky Fawcett

For the second time in recent weeks, Dowling Pharmacy was burglarized again at approximately 2:30 am on Sunday, August 18. According to a press release from the Brownsville Police Department, officers were dispatched to an alarm at Dowling Pharmacy located at 2571 North Washington, and, upon arrival, discovered that the front door glass had been broken.

After checking the business, staff members found several controlled substances missing. The Brownsville Police Department is asking that anyone with any information concerning the burglary contact Crime Stoppers at 772-CASH, or the Brownville Police Department at 772-1260.

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Haywood Company gives $3,500 to Relay for Life

Haywood Company presented a check for $3,500 to Relay for Life Tuesday, August 20. According to Chairperson Carolyn Flagg, Haywood County’s goal for 2013 was $40,000, and Haywood Company’s donation brought the current total to $71,656.45. Flagg thanked them all for their hard work and support. Haywood Company’s employees raised the money by selling Boston butts, cooking lunches, and selling rae tickets. Pictured back row, left to right: Willie Johnson, William Pirtle, Billy Austin, Wade Garrett, Marco Berryhill, Terrell Stokely, Ken Ballard, and Gem Bell. Pictured front row, left to right: Donald Lee, Mystic SpringďŹ eld, Shayolanda Mays, Kim White, Carolyn Flagg, Angela Anderson, and Debbie Lewis. Photo by Jennifer Willis

Demo begins at future site of Family Dollar

Demolition has begun at the future site of a Family Dollar store on the corner of Park and Main Street. The construction phase will begin as soon as the ground is ready. Check back with the States Graphic for more on this story when construction begins. Photos by Vicky Fawcett


Get Well. Live Well. Sixty-one-year-old Haywood County resident, Mr. Billy Cason, was admitted to Crestview Health Care and Rehabilitation in the Spring of 2013 after he had suffered a severe stroke. In the weeks prior to Mr. Cason’s admission to Crestview, he had failed two swallow studies and, as a result of the failed studies, had been classified as not being able to have any food by mouth. Under the direction of Speech Language Pathologist Tarcie Serrano, the therapy staff at Crestview provided a specialized therapy to Mr. Cason, known as “Vital Stimulation Therapy�, commonly referred to as “VitalStim� Therapy. Following four weeks of intensive VitalStim Therapy, Mr. Cason returned to have another swallow study and successfully passed. Soon afterwards Crestview Health Care celebrated National Nursing Home Week by having a cookout for the residents and staff. It was on this particular day that Mr. Cason was able to eat his first bite of “real food� since suffering the stroke. Crestview Health Care offers VitalStim Therapy for patients who suffer from Dysphagia, or difficulty with swallowing. VitalStim uses neuromuscular electrical stimulation in combination with traditional speech therapy techniques to stimulate inactive swallowing muscles. The technique aids in helping patients create or relearn functional muscle use patterns necessary to initiate or re-establish swallowing.



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Community & Church News Faith Deliverance Church

On the Agenda Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m.

Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m.

Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday – 4 p.m.

Haywood County School Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month – 6 p.m.

Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd Thursday of every month - 4 p.m.

Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month – 7 p.m.

Brownsville City Court Room

Stanton Town Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month – 7 p.m.

Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday – 5 p.m. at the Utility Office Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month – 5 p.m. Haywood County Election Commission 2nd Thursday of the month – 5:30 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

Faith Deliverance Church will host an enrichment session entitled “The Total You: Living Your Best Life” on September 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be served. Session topics will include: Living with Purpose, Style and Fashion, and Living Your Best Life. This event is open to the public and we invite everyone to attend. Tickets are on sale now for a gift of $10. For ticket information please contact Pam Winterst at 731-988-8713. First Baptist Church Annual Family and Friends Day The Annual Family and Friends day will be observed at the first Baptist church, 311 East Jefferson St., Sunday, August 25 at 3 p.m. The speaker for the evening will be Sis. Tiwana Johnson of New Jerusalem Baptist

Church, Bells. The public is cordially invited to share in this great celebration. Rev. Louis Hudson III, Pastor.

Join us for refreshments and door prizes.

Providence Methodist Church to hold Benefit

The Haywood County Democratic party will meet Tuesday, August 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Street. Please come out and support your Party. For more information call 731-772-8719.

Providence Methodist Church of the Providence Community is holding a benefit singing for cancer patient Danny Plunk and wife, Kay. The singing will be Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m. Master’s Call and The Barnetts are the groups that will perform. For more information call East Haywood Church of God Pastor, Rev. Billy Campbell at 731-780-4778 or Virginia Staggs at 731-616-6383. Business After Hours Business After Hours will be Thursday, August 22, 5-7 p.m. at Bliss Salon & Spa 23 North Court Square. Owners are Kim SchwarzSmith and Sarah Crutchfield;

Democratic Party Meeting

Haywood County Retired Teachers Association The Haywood County Retired Teachers Association will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, September 3. The meeting time is 1:00 p.m. at Elma Ross Public Library. March of Dimes Spaghetti Luncheon March of Dimes Spaghetti Luncheon will be Wednesday, September

11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at First South Community Center (behind First South Bank). Plates include: Spaghetti, roll, slaw and dessert for $7.00. Dine in or Carry Out. Traffic Enforcement Roadblocks The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Seat Belt Checkpoint on 08-23-2013 in Haywood County in the evening hours. Our main focus will be unrestrained drivers. The checkpoint will be conducted in the central portion of the county. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on unrestrained drivers and within Haywood County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these Traffic Enforcement Roadblocks to be an effective means of enforcing the motor vehicle statutes of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

Health ambassadors report “HW-HB” project progress

Pictured back row, left to right: Joyce Dancy, JB Leverett, Annie Harden, Carolyn Worles, Chassidy Worles. Front row, left to right: Crystal Dancy, Trista Rivers, Mary Burton, Latisha Turner, Pam Worles. Seated, Johnna Burton. Photo submitted H a y w o o d County Lay Health Ambassadors (LHAs) are now in phase two of the “Healthy WomenHealthy Babies” (HWHB) infant mortality reduction project. The goal of the project is to improve the chances of healthy birth outcomes among AfricanAmerican women of

childbearing age by using a modified version of the Community Voice training curriculum to train 25 women from the county to serve as Lay Health Ambassadors (LHA). LHAs in turn serve as information facilitators and provide one-onone peer education to women of childbearing

age. Training was conducted by West Tennessee Area Health Education Center’s (West TN AHEC) Johnna Burton- Project Coordinator and Myrtle Russell- Interim Director along with members of Tennessee Department of Health’s Infant Mortality Task Force Shavetta Conner, M.D.,

and Karen Codjoe, M.D. Trainees met August 1 at the Elma Ross Public Library in Brownsville to report project progress and lessons learned. At time of reporting, LHAs had reached a total of 350 females with one-on-one education on the importance of engaging in behaviors

that improve chances of healthy birth outcomes. Using Contact Logs to capture participants’ information, data will be analyzed in January, 2014, and used to guide West TN AHEC in Year 2 of project implementation. Outreach and reporting will continue through December 31 with LHAs

receiving monthly educational materials and updates from the project coordinator. “Healthy WomenHealthy Babies” is funded by the March of Dimes and is one of many grants that the organization awards in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortality.

District Attorney General Garry Brown announces new SEC District Attorney General Garry Brown has announced his decision to name Danny Lewis as the new Special Agent in Charge of the 28th Judicial District Violent Crime and Drug Task Force. Lewis will replace Donnie Blackwell who

recently made known his decision to retire from law enforcement to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. Danny Lewis, a Lieutenant with the Humboldt Police Department, has been assigned to the West Tennessee Violent

Crime and Drug Task Force since 1999 and currently serves as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. He is a seasoned criminal investigator and has been twice recognized by the Tennessee Narcotics Officers Association as the West Tennessee



Holly Grove Baptist Church

Narcotic Officer of the Year. Lewis comes highly recommended by Blackwell as well as by other law enforcement leaders from across the 28th Judicial District. While making the announcement, District Attorney Garry Brown said, “Danny is well

respected by other agents of the task force as well as by sheriffs, chiefs of police and law enforcement personnel from across the 28th Judicial District. Danny has served the 28th Judicial District with honor and integrity in the past and I am

absolutely convinced he will continue to do so in this new position.” The 28th Judicial District Violent Crime and Drug Task Force is a part of the West Tennessee Drug Task Force which includes the 29th and 30th Judicial Districts.

Come Join the FUN!!!

Bring your chairs and your Family for some good clean Family Fun!


8488 Poplar Corner Road Annual Stew on Saturday August 22nd 21st on the church 24th grounds. Beginning at 12:00 noon, you may have a lunch of Stew or BBQ Chicken, dessert and drink for donation of $6.00 7 per person or bring your own container and take home stew for $6 per quart or $18 20 per gallon, or BBQ chicken half for $4.00 $3.50

Please come out to Holly Grove for good food and enjoy great fellowship with your friends and neighbors. For more info please feel free to call the church office at 772-2627

Haywood Mini Pullers! 2013 Fun Beginsatat5PM 5PM Saturday, August July 20,24, 2013 Fun Begins Location: Across From the B.T. Redi-Mix on Boyd Ave. Brownsville, Tennessee

COME HUNGRY! CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE! Contact Bradley Booth For Additional Information! (731) 780-7145


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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Lessons learned Throughout life, we encounter many tools of learning. There are volumes and volumes of books, libraries, archives, schools and universities and many other avenues of learning that contain tons of knowledge and wisdom just waiting to educate our minds. There are also those sources of learning and enlightenment regarding our interaction in society. There was a time during my early teens when a family friend decided that he was going to see to it that I would become an all-American boy by developing some hunting skills. Mr. Charlie Pleasant and his wife were from Shelby County and friends that we got to know through relatives. They were just wonderful down home country folks who possessed a ton of knowledge. I can remember very clearly my first encounter as a student of hunting with a great fear at the thought of firing a shotgun. It was agreed that I would observe him for a few minutes on a hunt or two and then it would be my turn. Since he was out in front, he never noticed that I was putting my fingers in my ears each time he would shoot. However, a few moments later, he looked over his shoulder

and noticed that I was nowhere in sight. He eventually caught up with me hiding behind a tree with my fingers in my ears. He looked at me very seriously and said that since I only had two arms, he only had one other option. He could walk behind me and put his fingers in my ears when it came time to shoot. It turns out that he was only kidding, of course. He never offered to take me hunting again and I never invited myself. He could see that my heart wasn’t in it and one of the lessons learned in my experience with Mr. Charlie during those years was that people need to enjoy what they are doing. He used to say that it’s bad enough to have to work all your life without being miserable and dissatisfied with your profession. He also taught me by example that a man must be true to his word. This all started when I called him during the week to see if they would be home on the weekend. He wanted to know why I asked. I let him know that we wanted to come and see them. “Sure,” he said, “Come on.” I told him that we would see him Friday evening. It turned out that we didn’t go and I can’t remember why but I never called him to let him know that we weren’t coming.

About a couple of weeks later, I called Mr. Charlie to inform him that we were coming down on the weekend. “Are you sure,” he said. “Yes,” I said. We left for Memphis shortly after work that Friday, When we arrived at the Pleasants, no one was home. We hung around for several hours and they never showed up back at the house. They didn’t leave a note or message with neighbors. The next time I saw Mr. Charlie, I mentioned the night they were gone and wondered what happened. He asked me what happened the night I said we were coming. “It seems that I can know for sure that you are not coming if you say you are,” he said. I knew he had me and I had definitely learned a lesson. He had given up a fishing trip to keep his appointment while I had no excuse for not calling him regarding my status. Appointments are important to all parties involved and should be honored if at all possible. If not possible, ample notification should be given. By the way, our work schedule is also an appointment. It wouldn’t hurt to get there a few minutes early to gather thoughts as while preparing for the day’s schedule.

A random act of kindness made my day! Every now and then, an act of kindness from an unexpected place can absolutely change the way my day is going. And something amazing happened to me Tuesday, and I have to share it with you all this week. As I announced last week, my husband and I were scheduled to close on our new house Monday, August 26. My brother was also scheduled to close on my old (current) house at the same time. This process has literally been going on for two months, and we thought we would never actually make it to the close table. Well, things were going as planned last week, and we were 11 days away from close, so I decided to share our news. Little did I know that the happiness I felt when writing that column would be jeopardized the next couple of days when my brother ran into a snag that could have delayed close. Chuck and I were nervous, but tried to keep faith that this was just one of those last minute things to scare us all before closing. Well, my brother was supposed to hear from his bank Monday before 5, but never did. So, needless to say I didn’t sleep well Monday

night. And then Tuesday morning started off completely wrong because I was tired and nervous and anxious. I dropped my children off at school and headed to work. I began the day with an 8 o’clock interview, followed by a 10:00 appointment. I was glad to be busy for several reasons, but mainly because it made the time while I was waiting for a phone call go by much faster. After finishing my interview, and texting my husband hoping he could give me a little reassurance about my concerns, I sat down at my desk. My phone whistled at me indicating that I had a text message. I assumed it would either be my husband or my brother. I was totally not expecting what I saw. The text read: “Good morning, Jennifer. I just want to let you know that I am praying for you and your family for a smooth closing and transition. May God’s blessings be upon your entire family.” It was signed, but I won’t share her name since I don’t have her permission. I did not recognize the number when I glanced at my phone before I began reading, and even after seeing her name, couldn’t believe that

she took time out of her day to say something so kind and thoughtful. Her kind words brought a smile to my face, and gave me a sense of comfort during what was no doubt one of the most stressful days I’ve had in quite a while. I doubt she knows how perfect her timing was, so please allow me to say this… I will not say your name here, but please know that your thoughtfulness truly made my day, and let a little sun shine on what I thought was a pretty gloomy day. God works in mysterious ways, and we don’t always know His plan, nor His reasons for the way things happen. I don’t question things, and try to have faith that if something does or does not go as we had planned, it is because it was not in His plan. But, I will always believe with my heart that it was His plan for you to send those kind words to me in a time I needed to hear them most. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have thanked God for your kindness, and prayed that He bestow the same blessings on you and your family that you asked Him to bestow on us. God bless you.

See Clayburn Peeples’ weekly column on page 13

Letter to the Editor To: Cynthia

Re: Hoping to Help Mend a Broken Heart

It has been weeks now since I read your letter in the Graphic entitled “lest we forget...” I have agonized over it. As my wife, Sandra, says, “It has been heavy on my heart”. One of my questions has been how to respond to the emotions of heart break which you poured out. As a Jew, I am

rather uniquely able to understand your heart break. Even though I never experienced AntiSemitism first hand in Brownsville, I have heard words said and phrases used which had prejudicial meaning. And even though they were spoken innocently they still hurt. Yet I am white

and know full well that I cannot fathom what is like to be Black. I cannot, even if I wish to, walk a mile in your shoes. The hurts that you so bravely uncovered in print have stayed with me and so I am writing to publicly express my feelings and tell you that even though I can’t

Letter to the Editor As I write this, a tragedy is taking place in Brownsville. I am speaking of the destruction of the two historically significant houses on West Main Street. Why is this change so devastating for us and likely to have long-term consequences? After all, it’s progressive to bring new business to town, isn’t it? Well, lets look a little beyond the immediate future and see if the choices we are making today will provide for our children the kind of community we would wish for them. What makes a town visually attractive to residents, visitors, and businesses? In truth, it’s a combination of things like architecture that is interesting and pleasing to the eye, mature trees shading lengthy sidewalks, warm lighting, welcoming

storefronts, cleanliness, an atmosphere of safety, progressiveness with a nod to history, and other not so easily defined qualities that tend to come together when the infrastructure is right. How is this setting created? It takes a great deal of effort, tough decisions, buy-in from residents, and determination in the face of criticism. Those on the front lines are the members of zoning boards, committees, and planning commissions that are responsible for making decisions that affect us all, now and into the future. It isn’t an impossible task and there are plenty of examples demonstrating that it can be done. If you want evidence, take a look at places such as Franklin, Tennessee, Fairhope, Alabama, Apalachicola, Florida, and Oxford, Mississippi.

Why is the destruction of an old edifice or two here and there such a great loss? There are probably many reasons, but included in these are that once an area begins to lose historic buildings the trend becomes harder to reverse and the fact that the materials and craftsmanship that created these structures are simply not available any more. The two houses that we lost contained wood from old-growth trees that withstood the elements for nearly 100 years. If you’ve lately tried to purchase building material that will have that kind of longevity then you know it isn’t to be had, or if you can find it salvaged from another place, it will cost far more than most want to pay. How many of us have noticed all of the empty stores around town

fathom what it was like for you and understand the scars on your heart, I need to tell you that your letter touched me. Cynthia, I know you are aware that I was in my family’s store, Emil Tamm and Sons, during the nights when that whistle blew, when my father and great uncles had to work feverishly to get everyone checked out. I know that my family did not think it was the right thing to do but we did nothing to try and stop it. We live with the “Whites Only” signs

and did nothing. We ate in restaurants where Blacks could not eat and, yet, we said nothing except among ourselves. We rode on buses and trains in the front while Black citizens rode in the back and we did not act. Edmund Burke famously said “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.” Fortunately there were many good people who acted and things changed. Yet there were, and still

are many good, good people in Brownsville who did not act. I and my family were among those who did not act even when our faith told us that God demands we “do justice and seek mercy”. My faith also teaches that when I’ve wronged someone I must acknowledge it and fervently seek to be forgiven. So I say to you, and to all the Black community, that I am sorry and ask that you forgive me. Fred Silverstein Jr.

and commented on the inability of new businesses to be successful in Brownsville? Do you look at the old Kroger building and parking lot and think with dismay of the historic houses that were torn down to erect what has become over a few, short years an eyesore? Yet, we allow in the name of progress, an individual who has no interest in our town other than the objective of making money, to tear down two lovely homes without even the opportunity for salvage, so that another transitory and unattractive structure can occupy the space. This is the result of catering to short-term thinking at the expense of a tenable long-term. By undermining what remains of Brownsville’s historic atmosphere, we are creating a future of unsustainability and desolation for our descendants. If you care about this community and want to see it thrive, I urge

you to become involved in saving our historic resources by working with local government to make changes where they are needed and to create

a plan that will work to rehabilitate and preserve our existing assets. Sincerely, Beth Shaw Tripp of Brownsville


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Saveh to wed Pyron

William Saveh of Bells and Cindy Saveh of Medina announce the engagement of their

daughter, Sabrina Saveh, to Samuel Atticus Pyron, son of Jerry and Alison Pyron of Brownsville.

Sabrina is a 2010 graduate of Haywood High School and attends Bethel University in McKenzie, where she is majoring in Human Services. She plans to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in May, 2014. Samuel is a 2008 graduate of Haywood High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Bethel University in McKenzie. He is a math teacher and assistant football coach at Haywood Middle School in Brownsville. An August 31 wedding will be held at First Baptist Church in Humboldt at 4:00 p.m.


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News of years gone by August 21, 2003 Blue committee gearing up for Sept. 12-13 event Haywood Park Community Hospital kicked off the 2003 Brownsville Blues Festival last Thursday with a poster unveiling in its lobby. The 2003 design, creaked through a collaboration of Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Catherine Vaugh and Ronda Newberry at the States Graphic, is different this year, a design of color and music symbols, marking the festival’s changing trend of featuring a variety of music each year. August 19, 1993 Brownsville Funeral Home sold to local

group The nearly 50 yearold Brownsville Funeral Home was sold Friday to a Brownsville corporation made up of

members of the Kenneth Cozart family. Brownsville Funeral Home Incorporated will not make and changes in personnel.

Kamrie Antwine and Kalin Webb 9/7/13 Melissa Adams and Rob Pettigrew 9/14/13 Anna Evans and Duncan McKinnie 10/19/13 Emily Herron and Patrick Littlejohn 10/26/13

Mrs. Helen Rose Wallace Durrett

Mrs. Louise Barden Autry

Date of Death - August 17, 2013

Date of Death - August 16, 2013

Mrs. Helen Rose Wallace Durrett, 81, died Saturday, August 17, 2013 in the Osceola Therapy & Living Center in Osceola, AR. Graveside funeral services, under the direction of Lea & Simmons, will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at

Oakwood Cemetery at 2:30 P.M in Brownsville. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. in the Lea & Simmons Funeral in Brownsville. Mrs. Durrett was born August 28, 1931 in Haywood County; she attended Woodland Grammar School and graduated from Haywood High and South Western Business College in Jackson. She lived and worked most of her life in Hoover, AL outside of Birmingham and retired in Alabaster, AL. She attended Woodland Baptist Church. She has resided with the Reece's for the past

year during her illness and the last few months at Osceola Therapy and Living Center. She was preceded in death by her parents: Julius K. and Pauline Jones Wallace; three brothers: Jerry King Wallace, Larry Joe Wallace and Robert William "Bill" Wallace. She is survived by one sister: Linda Wallace Reece (J.W.), Osceola, AR; several nephews; greatnieces and nephews and cousins: Joe Sills (Susan), Tim Sills (Carol), and Dorothy Sills Jackson (Dan), all of Brownsville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memphis Office, 1378 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.

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Mrs. Tommie Lee Stephenson


Mrs. Louise Barden Autry, age 86, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Crestview Health Care and Rehab Center in Brownsville. She was preceded in death by her parents: Walter Leo Barden and Lillie Hendrix Barden; her husband: Aus Autry; a daughter: Edna Louise May; and a step-son: Walden Gray Autry.

Mrs. Autry was a member of Woodland Baptist Church where she was very active in her church ministries. She worked for the Haywood County Board of Education, and she also worked for over 32 years at the Wells Lamont Factory in Brownsville. Funeral services were held at the BrownsvilleBells Funeral Homes Chapel in Brownsville Sunday, August 18, 2013 with Dr. Mike Moore officiating. Burial followed at Brownsville Memorial Gardens. She is survived by two sons: Dwayne Autry, (Judy), Brownsville, and Glen Claburn, Jackson; a daughter: Dorothy Duncan, Brownsville; two stepdaughters: Bertie Barden,

Brownsville and Raymal Jackson, North Carolina; a brother: Robert Barden, (Betty) Brownsville; a sister: Wilma Gallaher, Southaven, MS; five grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren; thirteen step-greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat- grandchild; and twenty-three step-greatgreat grandchildren; several special nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church WMU, Attn: Walmont Bond, 885 Woodland Church Rd., Brownsville, TN 38012 or to the Alzheimer Association of Jackson, 713 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117

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Date of Death - August 15, 2013 Mrs. Tommie Lee Stephenson Tims, 81, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. Mrs. Tommie Lee Stephenson Tims born to Tom Cooper and Cordelia Hatfield Stephenson on November 14, 1931. She was preceded in death by her loving husband: Charles Tims; a daughter: Linda Mansfield Henley; both of her parents; a brother: Jerry Stephenson

and a sister: Freddie Stephenson Brooks. She is survived to cherish her precious memory, two sons: Charles (Melody) Tims and Paul Tims both of Brownsville; two grandsons: Chad and Paul Tims; three granddaughters: Tiffany Tims, Tammie Moore, Melanie Hitchcock; her great-grandchildren: Leah Tims, Madelyn Tims, Paul Tims, Jr.; two nieces: Vicki and Dana

and her best friend and sister: Pat Piercey (James), Jackson. Funeral Services were held Friday, August 16, 2013 in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Burial followed in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Woodland Baptist Church, c/o Wilmot Bond, 37 Providence Rd. Hwy 118, Denmark, TN 38391.

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Card of Thanks We would like to take the opportunity to extend our warmest thanks and show our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all of those who showed their support during the loss of our loved one, Betty Lea. We would like to extend a special thank you to Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, and all of the staff, for the sincere kindness and compassion they expressed during our loss. Those same thanks are also extended to Chief Chris Lea and the Brownsville Police Department, as well as Sheriff Melvin Bond and the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department. To the members of Brownsville Baptist Church, your support and kindness has meant so much to us, and we cannot find the appropriate words to thank you enough. We feel that God truly blessed us with an amazing church family. Finally, to all of those who called, sent cards, brought food, or said prayers for our family, we will never be able to explain the comfort we received from each and every one of you. We, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. May God bless each and every one of you. With heartfelt thanks, Curlin, Steve (family), and Russ

Mrs. Erma Claybrook Date of Death - August 15, 2013 Mrs. Erma Claybrook, 72, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 in the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services,

under the direction of Currie’s Funeral Home, will be Saturday, August 24, 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, Brownsville. Visitation will be Friday,

August 23 at Currie’s Funeral Home at 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. and August 24 at 10 a.m. until time of service at Macedonia Baptist Church.

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Weekly Devotional So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs” – John 21:15 Jesus asked Peter this question three times. “Do you love me,” and each time Jesus said that if Peter truly loved Him, he would feed Jesus’ sheep. Today, love for Jesus expresses itself the same way. In fact, Jesus said, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” John 13:35. But notice the reason we love. Jesus said, “If you love me…” We don’t love others in order to be loved by others. People will always let you down. They will betray you and turn their backs on you. But Christ never will. Do what you do for the love of Christ, and don’t be discouraged when those to whom you minister, don’t love you back. You aren't doing it for them anyway. Jason Velotta - Christ Church ASSEMBLY OF GOD DANCYVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 13925 Hwy 76 North FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 700 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242 BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930 ANTIOCH BAPTIST 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682 ANTIOCH BAPTIST Tibbs Community Church 9327 Tibbs Rd BETHESDA MISSIONARY BAPTIST 126 Baxter St. • 772-3388 BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433 BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288 BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 772-0717 CALVARY BAPTIST 624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192 CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 772-1033 CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840 FIRST BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • 772-1187 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060 GOOD HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 554 HILLVILLE RD • 731-254-9818 HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 731-254-8746 126 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-4826 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 • 731-608-0833 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 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. • 772-7738 SNIPES GROVE BAPTIST 1272 Thornton Rd. • 772-5825 STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Covington Rd. • 548-6015 ST. PAUL BAPTIST 4270 Hwy. 76 S. • 72-1149 UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538

BROWNSVILLE 1155 Berkley Dr • 7 772-5531


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF GOD 221 S. Russell St. • 779-9585 ST. JAMES CHURCH OF GODCHRIST 305 W. Thomas St. • 772-0354



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

DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH 3515 Dancyville Rd. • 5486725

FAITH DELIVERANCE 1193 Tamm St. • 772-2236

DOUGLAS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 3659 Stanton - Koko Rd. • 731-548-6800

FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP 1274 Thornton Rd • 734-2700

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

WILLOW GROVE BAPTIST Jackson Hwy. • 772-4644 WOODLAND BAPTIST 885 Woodland Church Rd. • 772-5004

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

WOODLAWN BAPTIST Hwy. 19 • 772-3530

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

ZION BAPTIST 1733 Upper Zion Rd. • 772-4211

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LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR TRUTH 1143 Tammbell St. • 772-8101 ZION TEMPLE 1117 Friendship Rd. • 772-3295 PENTECOSTAL HOUSE OF PRAYER 235 Friendship Rd. • 772-9678

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TABERNACLE CME 151 E. Thomas St. • 772-7774

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JEFFERSON STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-3316



FIRST HOLINESS CHURCH 205 E. Jefferson Street • 772-8002

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

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Football season is here

Haywood High School Football Tomcats 2013 are: Seniors - Equavious Barbee (2), Shavius Hines (58), Cameron Taylor (56), Tyvarius Jones (38), Montravious Currie (15), Devonte Briley (4), Montravious Woodland (71), Jamarcus Richardson (74), Rashad Bryant (14), Willie Wilson (50), Maceo Transor (44), Ryan Williams (67), Chris Florence (3), and Rondrick Byars (59). Juniors are Bryce Young (9), Het Herrera (13), Keyshawn Brummett (99), Blake Moore (57), Zaderrius Taylor (51), Xavier Ballard (7), Quantez Davis (88), Tyler Robertson (82), Chars Edwards (16), Breon Shaw (64), William McRae (72), Dondre Turnley (60), Marquez Watkins (42), and Malik Walker (22). Sophomores are Markevious Williamson (11), Jaqwaylen McDaniel (55), Rashad Brown (95), Denarius Toliver (1), Taycwon Hammond (52/61), Kris Johnson (10), Wil Austin (8), Jaleel Turner (21), Kurstan Russell (19), Josh Reed (31), Jamarcus Tyus (65), Dylan Simmons (17), Emmit Gooden (5), Tyreke Evans (23), B. J. Perkins (30), Alex Perkins (34), Kaleb Witherspoon (33), Bo Gillespie (12), Cullen Kirk (54), Chris McCuller (77), Isaiah Franklin (20), Adarius Flagg (41), and Shawn Douglas. Freshmen are Russ Cates (62), Montavius Pugh (18), and Dexter Walker (32). Photo courtesy HHS

12 starters back for new Tomcats coach Ernie Jackson By JEFF IRELAND Back on July 27, a little more than a month after he was hired, first-year Haywood High football coach Ernie Jackson took his team on a little trip east. The group caravanned along Interstate 40, past Nashville and into Cookeville. They then filed into Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium, which is the location for the Dec. 7 Class 4A state title game. “We got out there and said, ‘Here’s our Team Profile goal,’’” Jackson said. Head coach: Ernie “I wanted you to see Jackson (1st season) it … Thats’ the goal. Record last year: 3-7, To be there.” missed playoffs Jackson, who Returning starters: moves over to the 6 offense, 6 defense varsity team after leading the middle school and freshman teams to championships, will have a good amount of talent returning to help the Tomcats work toward that goal. Six starters return on each side of the ball. The most noticeable change fans will see when Haywood takes the field is that last year’s quarterback, junior Bryce Young, is now playing running back. Young threw for 2,286 yard and 16 touchdowns last year. This year he’ll be heading up the rushing attack. “Bryce is so much more comfortable,” Jackson said. “He’s relaxed and he runs the ball with authority. He is thriving in that position.” He’ll have to replace Justice Brown, who rushed for over 1,000 years but graduated last spring. Sophomore Wil Austin, the starter on the freshman team last year, will take over the quarterbacking duties. He’s looked solid during the preseason, throwing several TD passes in scrimmages and the jamboree. “Wil has improved big time,” Jackson said. “He’s

improved, going to several summer camps. He has a grasp of the game beyond his years … Just like Bryce’s maturity is beyond his years.” Quay Barbee, a senior who started a year ago, figures to be Austin’s primary target. Montravious Currie, Dylan Simmons and Denarious Toliver will also see plenty of action at wideout. Up front on the offensive line, the Tomcats return four players who started last year: Zaderrius Taylor, Cameron Taylor, Blake Moore and Shavius Hines. Those guys are also expected to see some time on the defensive line. “That’s definitely where one of our strengths is,” Jackson said. “On both lines.” Tyverius Jones, a senior who didn’t play last year, plus Barbee (the team’s top returning tackler) and Currie figure to be starters at linebacker. Keysawn Brummett, a junior, senior Devonte Briley, senior Rashad Bryant and Young all started on defense a year ago. Tyreke Evans, a sophomore, is a player who is expected to see time at running back. Haywood ran a spread offense the last two seasons under former coach Slade Calhoun. Jackson is running a spread as well, but it will be different. “It’s going to be a spread, but the guys seem to be more comfortable with this version of it,” Jackson said. “We’ve made it easy as possible so these guys can just go out and make plays … I want to spread you out. We’re going to put our athletes in space and go after it.” Jackson said although he’s only been on the job a couple of months, things have gone well, including community support. Local churches will be feeding the players, coaches and their families on Thursday nights before games. “I’ve proved to them (the players) that I will take care of you if you put in the work,” Jackson said. “The community has been just overwhelmingly supportive … The guys are buying in, in the sense that they want to be here. They’re looking out for each other.”

What: Haywood vs. Booker T. Washington in season opener When: Friday at 7 p.m. Where: Brownsville Story lines: Booker T. Washington went 3-8 last year, losing in the first round of the Class AA playoffs. Haywood begins its first season under new head coach Ernie Jackson. Haywood’s offense has looked good in the preseason, with new quarterback Wil Austin, plus returning starters RB Bryce Young and WR Quay Barbee, each racking up a lot of yardage.

Dr. Robert N. Rooks will be at College Hill on August 25 at 2 p.m., to sign copies of his book, 100 Years of Haywood Tomcat Football. Please come join us for the event.







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Tomcats offense shines at jamboree By JEFF IRELAND Haywood lost 34-0 to Munford in last year’s jamboree. Friday night in Covington was a completely different story. The Tomcats’ offense moved the ball well during both 20-minute quarters of the jamboree Friday night and finished in a 14-14 tie with Munford.

Munford went ahead 7-0 six minutes into the game after a Haywood turnover. But the Tomcats answered quickly. Starting at its own 25, Haywood moved to the Munford 21 in three plays. Wil Austin finished off the drive with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Quay Barbee in the corner of the end zone with 9:48 left in the first quarter. A missed extra point left Haywood down 7-6. Trailing 14-8 midway through the second quarter,

Haywood drove the length of the field and finished the drive off on a five-yard TD run by Bryce Young with 2:42 left. Another missed extra point kept the score tied. Munford had one last chance to win it, but Willie Wilson sacked Munford quarterback Joseph Fulcher on the final play of the game. On the first play of the second quarter, Haywood was credited with a safety when Munford snapped the ball out of the end zone on a punt.

Haywood High School Freshman Tomcats 2013 are Russ Cates, Montavius Pugh, Cedarian Person, Desi Moore, Isaiah Hess, Jalin Turner, Jai Evans, Taylor Waddell, Dexter Walker, Kyle Leath, Trevor Ferguson, Corey Bond, Travion Bailey, Brandon Taylor, LaQuavis Jones, Demarko Reed, Patrick Currie, Devontay Dixon, Larry Brooks, Tadarius Foster, Trey Turner, Chase Coulston, Trenton Jolly, Eryn Taylor, Jyles Beard, Tay Jones, Arterio Trotter, Tedarian Macklin, Kendrick Murphy, Kedarius Woodfork, Isaiah Henning, Ebed Castellanos, and Jadarius Taylor. Head Coach is Phillip Warwick, and Defensive Coordinator is Rick Mason. Photo courtesy HHS Coaching the HHS Tomcats this year are (front, from left) Andre Green, Chris Eubanks, Rick Mason, Billy Austin, and Travis Morton; and (second row) Head Coach Ernie Jackson, Mixon Moore, Johnny Wilson and Phillip Warwick. Photo courtesy HHS




-DQ.QRZOHV Cheering for the HHS Tomcats are (from left, front) Ricarnicea Johnson, Jamaica Bond (Captain), Cassidy Hendrix and Taylor Call; (second row) Destiny Williams, Mireya Pulido, Mary-Will King, Abbey Morris (Captain), Antonesha Simon and Idalias Flagg; (third row) Kalyn Emerson, Morgan Hendrix, McKenzie Scott, Taylor Ann King, Hannah Stanley, Mary-Wyatt Pettigrew, Mary Catherine Currie and Felescia Sanders. Sponsors for the group are Jennifer Emerson and Elizabeth Lovelace. Photo courtesy HHS Haywood Middle School Girls Soccer Schedule 2013 August 19 Dyersburg vs. Haywood 5:30 Home






August 20 Brighton vs. Haywood 5:00 Home August 26 Haywood vs Crockett 5:00 Away August 29 Haywood vs Crestview 5:00 Away September 2 Chester vs Haywood 5:00 Home September 3 Martin vs Haywood 6:00 Home September 10 Haywood vs Trenton 5:30 Away September 14 Paris vs Haywood 10 a.m. Home September 16 Haywood vs C.C.A. 5:30




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Members of the Haywood Middle School 2013 Warrior Football Team are Xavier Walker (2), Tyler Hudson (3), Jalin Hudson (4), Deyondrius Hines (5), Rayshun Tyus (7), Khylan Clark (8), Montavius Maclin (9), Taylor Shields (10), Calen Johnson (11), Andrew Stanley (12), Damarius Boyd (14), Phelp Pearson (15), Tillman McRae (17), Marquis Pugh (19), Trevor Cunningham (20), Jakobe Swift (21), Drayton Hawkins (22), Abimael Vasquez (23), Adam Currie (24), Jerwin Young (27), Darion Williamson (28), Andrew Reed (29), Da’Marius Pearson (30), DeCourtney Reed (31), Kieston Gause (32), Travarious Baker (33), Tristan Taylor (34), Bishop Bell (35), Andre Pendergrass (42), Anterian Springfield(44), Javius Carvin (52) Jackson Pettigrew (53), Kalvin Carson (54), Landon Wilson (55), Derrion Bell (56), Brent Moore (57), Tradarius Franklin (58), Lamonte Middlebrooks (59), Braxton Turner (61), Robert Shaw (62), Freddie Owens (63), Sherron Hines (65), Joe Martinez (66), Brandon Evans (67), Enrique Ponce (68), Tucker Worrell (70), Zach Moore (71), Sam Banks (72), Xavier King (75), Atlantis Cooper (76), DeQuortae Seaberry (77), Jamerius Braden (78), Zach Esquivias (80), Jonathan Brooks (82), Jessie Ross (84), Mason Coulston (88), and Detravious Baker (91). Head coach is Jake Anderson. Assistant coaches are Samuel Pyron, David Namowicz and Billy Austin. Photo courtesy HMS

Cheering for the 2013 HMS Football Warriors are (standing, from left) Gracie Glaser, Emily Russell, Breonica Reed, Ellie Haynes, Victoria Colbeck, Lillie Pittman, Temple Taylor, Emily Parker, Stewart Gillespie, and Kerrington Doyle; (kneeling, from left) Riley Simmons, Chloe Fry, Riley Barr, Bailey Munsey, and Madison Kellum. Not pictured is Victoria Shetler. Sponsor for the squad is Kim Youngman. Photo courtesy HMS


Haywood Middle School quarterback Tillman McCrae lets a pass fly during the Warriors’ 44-0 win over Rose Hill last week. Photo by Oscar Esquivias


Section 5-9-109, Tennessee Code Annotated, authorizes the County Legislative Body to make appropriations to nonprofit organizations; and,


The Haywood County Legislative Body recognizes the various non-profit organizations providing services in Haywood County have great need of funds to carry on their work; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Haywood County Legislative Body on this 3rd day of September 2013. Section 1: That two hundred twenty eight thousand, seven hundred and twelve dollars (228,712.00) is appropriated to the organizations listed below. $ 1,500.00 58500-316 YOUTH SPORTS $ 7,500.00 58500-316 CARVER-DUNBAR $ 5,000.00 58500-316 BEN RICH CENTER $ 55,000.00 58500-316 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE $ 8,500.00 58500-316 GOLDEN AGE CENTER $ 10,000.00 58500-316 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB $ 875.00 58500-316 SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE TOURISM $ 500.00 58500-316 BROWNSVILLE-HAYWOOD CO. ARTS COUNCIL $ 5,000.00 55170-316 JACOA $ 5,000.00 58500-316 WEST TENNESSEE STATE VETERANS $ 4,487.00 58500-316 TENNESSEE OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS (TOPS) $ 7,000.00 58500-316 AMERICAN RED CROSS $ 2,200.00 58500-316 HAYWOOD COUNTY READING RAILROAD $ 2,500.00 55190-316 WEST TENNESSEE HEARING & SPEECH $ 2,000.00 58500-316 PILGRIMS REST COMMUNITY CENTER $ 650.00 58500-316 STAR CENTER $100,000.00 58500-316 AIR WING $ 10,000.00 54420-316 BROWNSVILLE HAYWOOD CO RESCUE SQUAD $ 1,000.00 58500-316 WEST STAR BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all appropriations enumerated in Section 1 above are made subject to the following conditions: 1. That the non-profit organization to which funds are appropriated shall file with the County Clerk and the disbursing official a copy of an annual report of its business affairs and transactions and the proposed use of the county’s funds in accordance with rules promulgated by the Comptroller of the Treasury, Chapter 0380-2-7. Such annual report shall be prepared and certified by the chief financial officer of such non-profit organization in accordance with Section 5-9-109 (c), Tennessee Code Annotated. 2. That said funds must only be used by the named non-profit organization in furtherance of its non-profit purposes benefiting the general welfare of the residents of the county.

Haywood seniors file out of a limousine last week, beginning a Friday game day tradition for the senior football players. Photo courtesy HMS

3. That it is the expressed interest of the County Commission of Haywood County in providing funds to the above named non-profit organizations to be fully in compliance with Chapter 0390-2-7 of the rules of the Comptroller of the Treasury and Section 5-9-109. Tennessee Code Annotated and any and all other laws which may apply to county appropriations to non-profit organizations and so this appropriation if made subject to compliance with all of these laws and regulations. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.

HMS Volleyball 2013 Schedule Aug 22 at Three Oaks 5:00 Aug 26 at Dyersburg 5:00

Aug 29 Halls 5:00 Sept 12 Munford 5:00

Sept. 5 Northview 5:00 Sept 16 at LMS 5:00

APPROVED on this 3rd day of Sept. 2013 A. FRANKLIN SMITH, III Haywood County Mayor ATTEST: SONYA CASTELLAW, County Clerk

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Allen News

has done a great job. I'm not a "figures" person, so I can't even begin to understand what a hard job it must be to be in charge of all the finances of the church - but he does it so well. Charley is going through some serious health issues right now, but is still so faithful to the Lord, to his church and to his job in the church - and manages to make it to church every Sunday and Wednesday. Please pray for Charley and Miss Pat. And thanks so much, Charley, for all you do for the Lord through your work at Allen. We love and appreciate you. Several folks from Allen went to Antioch Tuesday night to their revival. Bro. Hoyt Wilson - retired pastor from the Lexington area - brought a wonderful message from Matthew 28:19 about going out and witnessing- he told us that Jesus didn't tell his disciples for them to just tell the people "ya'll come" - he told the disciples - "ya'll go" - and witness in the world and

then they'll "come". Continue to pray for Peri Ann Hart. She's now recovering from the stem cell transplant and has a long road ahead of her before she's where she needs to be health wise. Also continue praying for her brother, Ronnie, who was the stem cell donor - he's back at work, but went through quite an ordeal himself at Vanderbilt. Others in need of prayer are Shirley Kendrick (possibly the flu), Fletcher Lewis, Kim Haywood, Bro. Ricks, Larry Overton, Gilliam Howse, Shana Butler, and so many others in our prayer hearts. Our thought for the week ties in with Bro. Phil’s message about defeating the strongholds of the devil – we worry so often about things that may or may not even happen – or it happens and is not nearly as bad as we think it might be –so remember the next time you start to worry - “We often surrender our peace of mind over relatively minor things”.

Libra rary ry Corner By Katherine Horn rn Do you know what we love to do here at the library? We love to read. Reading is such an important part of our lives. Reading opens the world up to us as we learn and grow. We place a high value on reading. People all over the world are realizing how important the skill of reading is. Reading can bring children closer to their parents. Think about it. Having your child in your lap while you read to them creates a feeling of comfort and closeness. Since reading is so important to us, and hopefully to you as well,

the library will be hosting a program titled Every Child Ready to Read on Friday, August 30 at 4 p.m. This program is for parents and children up to age five. The Every Child Ready to Read program will focus on reading to your children and how you can make reading fun for your child and for yourself. Come and join us as we have fun reading. All parents, grandparents, aunts/ uncles, caregivers are invited to attend and to bring your children from birth to five with you. Every Child Ready

to Read Program, Friday, August 30 at 4 p.m. at the Elma Ross Public Library – let’s read! The Elma Ross Public Library will be offering free computer classes again beginning on September 9. Basic Computer Classes (learning how to use and navigate computers) will be offered on Mondays during the month of September (Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30) beginning at 2 p.m. These hour-long classes are first come, first served and are limited to the first ten people. Classes will be held in the library meeting room. Happy Reading!

Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams What an amazing time of fellowship, praise and worship there was at Good Hope MB Church for their Homecoming and ribbon cutting of their new sanctuary on Sunday, August 18. Those in attendance from Mt. Pleasant UMC were Bro. Jerry Wilson, Peggy Lewis, Vickie Garrett, Sue Goodman, Danny and Marcia Watson, Mari McClanahan and I. Those from Harmony in attendance were Bro. Grover Westover and Linda Joe Edmonds. The hospitality of the Good Hope congregation was great and the food was great but most of all the fellowship was just truly awesome. Congratulations to Bro. Whitley and his congregation on their new place of worship. Travis, Krystle, James Chilcutt and I went to the Halls Airshow on Saturday, August 17. We had a great time. Afterwards we went to my Mama’s (Olivia

Watson) and visited with her, Doug Jones and my nephew Tyler Watson. The Back to School Bash “Let’s Learn S’more about Jesus” which was held at Mt. Pleasant UMC on Saturday, August 17 was a great success. Approximately 30 children and 25 adults were in attendance. Just a reminder Ed and Alice McClanahan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Brownsville. They were wed in 1963 at Mt. Pleasant UMC. It was great having Mrs. Carol Bruce and Mr. Luther Austin back to worship with us on Sunday. Please lift in prayer this week Kim Haywood, Nina Wilson, Stephanie Whittiemore, Carol Bruce, Claude Sensabaugh, Dennis Evans, Shirley Morgan, Billie Kirkland, Christine Watson, my Uncle Perk Watson, Richard Kirkland, Enid

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Around Town

By Sandi Bishop Bro. Phil's message Sunday morning came from II Corinthians 10:15 - about "Overcoming the Strongholds of the Devil". Nothing and no one is stronger and more powerful than God - and you can defeat any stronghold with the word of God. Give your thoughts and mind to Jesus and live in complete obedience and He will supply your every need. If you have a need and you take it to Jesus, I can promise He'll never disappoint you. Sonny and I were honored to bring the special music Sunday morning - and Harriet and Mary Jane sang a beautiful rendition of "Sweet Hour of Prayer”. Our "Allen Angel" this week is a very special gentleman in our church - Charley West. I can just see him already embarrassed about being written about in the newspaper –but that's just the type of quiet, unassuming guy that he is. Charley has faithfully served Allen for many years as treasurer and



Powell, Dorothy Bruce, The Nation and the Community. Please keep the families of Mrs. Louise Autry, Mr. Mack McCuan and Mr. Scott Jones, in your thoughts and prayers in the loss of their loved ones. In closing, Our Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Charles Kelsey of Iowa. “How do I work out spiritually?” A spiritual journey is kind of like a triathlon. To fully engage we need to balance in prayer, worship and bible study. These three activities will strengthen our spiritual journey. When we train by praying, reading the Bible and worshiping with others we can persevere in the race that is marked out for us and that leads to an experience of God that is eternal. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885, after 5:00 p.m. Until next week....God bless.

By Marty Williams Adopt a furbaby and have a friend for life! 7722908. An outstanding round of applause to our very own Richard Jameson! Richard was named the 2013 Swisher Sweet/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year! Hooray, Richard!! Haywood County is Proud!! Mary Jane Felker’s grandson, Stephen Felker, and Mary Virginia Presley were married at Christ Presbyterian Church in Oxford, MS, August 10! Stephen is the son of Rockey and Susan Felker. Those attending from Brownsville included John and Janet Willis, George and Gail Chapman, Mary Julia Gause, Becky Haynes and Sue Stewart. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Connor Coulston, son of Cindy Coulston and the late Jimmy Coulston, is moving to Murfreesboro to attend MTSU this week! Paul and Jane Lott, along with friends, Michael and Amy Harrison, went to Gulf Shores last week. They snagged a condo on the 17th floor, with an incredible ocean view! Every morning after breakfast on the balcony, overlooking the ocean, they made their way down to the beach with cooler in hand! They spent their days soaking up the rays, building sand castles and looking for seashells. The most amazing thing was the show the dolphins put on for them! They

had some of the most scrumptdillyicious snow crab they had ever eaten and ice cream! Of course, did a little shopping. Later on, at Lulu’s restaurant they bumped into ex-Alabama Football coach, Gene Stallings signing autographs and the mascot, Big Al, entertaining all the guests. After all that awesomeness, they had a moonlit stroll on the pier. When they came back home through Memphis, they stopped at Marlowe’s BBQ and Jane got her picture made with an Elvis impersonator! March of Dimes is having a spaghetti luncheon, Wednesday, September 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the First South Community Center. $7.00 plates include homemade spaghetti, roll, slaw and homemade dessert. You may dine in or carry-out or ask for delivery. For delivery: email jcleek@ or fax to 731-779-1194. Little Claire Russell, daughter of Alicia and Andrew Russell, had herself a fantabulous 4th birthday! She got to be princess at her Princess birthday party, along with being sung to by Princess Ariel, the mermaid. All the munchkin girls were totally mesmerized with the mermaid! Happy birthday Claire! Nancy Cates finally got a day away from everything and loved spending that time with her family in Henderson. She had dinner with Axle, Kristen, Miriah,

Ava, Patsy and Mr. Jones. Loved the food, but loved being with her family even more! Kim Pique had a remarkable birthday veggie lunch with her huge family, at Queen Mother’s! Happy birthday Kimmie! Business after Hours will be held at the new Bliss Salon and Spa on Court Square Thursday, from 5-7. Everyone is welcome to pop in! Big news! Morris Tritt (son of Sherry & Stewart Tritt) and Mary Drake Owen (daughter of Mary Margaret Owen) got engaged this past weekend! Congratulations! Ashley and Levoy Castellaw celebrated their 12th anniversary recently! Happy anniversary! Happy Birthday Justin Chavers, Tammy Campbell and Allison Ferrell! All of our community activities are starting up again! You can feel the energy in the air! School sports, church programs, clubs etc. I have to say this about the first night of going back to choir at my church! Sammy and Michelle Tillman always have Lowry Pearson cook steaks as a welcome back to the choir season surprise and I just go crazy! My legs would have to be nearly cut off to keep me away from that first of the season steak meal! Thank you Sammy, Michelle and Lowery! Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips Gideon Speaker Greg King from Sanford Hills Baptist Church delivered a great message at Zion Sunday morning. He was supported by other family members present. Sunday night was Community Outreach with several members visiting in the community. Since Brother Bobby was leading revival at East Laurel Baptist Church in South Jackson, Deacon Wayne Tritt led our Wednesday night prayer meeting. Mama said he did an awesome job, but I didn’t get home from work until after six. Sixteen men attended the prayer breakfast Thursday morning with Harmony’s Pastor, Grover Westover leading the devotion. This group meets each Thursday at 6:00 at ZBC and all

men are invited to join them. What an awesome group of faithful prayer warriors! This was our week for company and it was great! Alice Elrod (mama) came over Monday and had supper with us. Jason came over and helped Jimmy put boards on our shed Tuesday. Justin stopped by on the way to a job for a visit with his brother and dad. Norma Austin also came by and had supper with us before going to a revival. Mama and Allison stopped by Thursday for a brief visit (I was working on lesson plans), but was able to see the steps Jimmy had built in the garage. M a m a , Granddaughter Alivia Phillips, Jimmy, and I traveled to Nashville Friday afternoon to visit

with the Rainey’s. We had a wonderful trip while helping our daughter Becky Rainey celebrate another birthday. Mark your calendars! Summer Sunday Nights at ZBC is coming to an end with Movie Night the 25th. September 8 there will be one service for family and friends. Lunch will be served for everyone and lots of fun activities will be provided for the kids. Continue praying for sick folks and their families, military personnel and families, shut-ins, those mourning loss, especially Dewayne Autry in the loss of his mother, and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 or email me at phillipsd6@ if you have news. People want to know!

Crestview News We welcome Mrs. Marie Carlton to our facility, and hope she enjoys her stay with us. We appreciate all our volunteers; this week we would like to thank the following for coming: First Holiness Women, Christ Temple ladies, St. John’s Baptist Church members, First Assembly of God Church ladies, Oakview Baptist Church,

Faith Deliverance ladies, Mrs. Ann Nuckolls, Community Temple of the Living Church ladies, Bingo ladies, Macedonia Baptist Church members. Every one enjoyed fresh homegrown watermelon on Thursday afternoon. Thank you, thank you to the Boyd and Douglas family for donating the

watermelons. Delicious! Just a reminder: Elvis Impersonator-Brian Lee Howell will be with us on August 22 at 2:00. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy great entertainment. Thought for the week: Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

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Louise Coleman, Melanie Jones, Ronny Thomas and Shelby Jean Outlaw. A benefit will be held at the Providence Methodist Church Saturday night, August 24 for Mr. Danny Plunk, who is very sick. The Barnett family and others will be there to entertain. We express our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mrs. Louise Barden Autry, especially to her two sons Glenn Claburn and Dewayne Autry, to her daughter Dorothy Duncan and to her brother Robert Barden and all the family. A swimming party was enjoyed by the youth from Holly Grove at the home of Danny and Brenda Simpson last Friday night. They also enjoyed hotdogs and other treats. Alan and Debbie Jones joined Barry and Kim Young in Kentucky for a time of rest and relaxation last weekend. I would like to welcome Mary Lewis from Westside news back. Why does corn hate farmers? You guessed it, because they pull their ears!

Sugar Creek

Senior Living Community News By DeDe

Our deepest sympathy goes out to one of our Sugar Creek staff members, Mamie Sanders in the loss of her daughter. It is hard to come up with the right words to say at this difficult time, so all we are going to say is that Mamie, Sugar Creek staff and residents love you dearly and are praying for you and your family. Welcome Art Watts, Bertha Hood and Laverne Sinek to our Sugar Creek Family. We are so excited about you being here. Sugar Creek is one of the best places to be. Our hopes are that you will enjoy what Sugar Creek has to offer. Over the last few

Reneé Moss Join the Chamber for Business After Hours on Thursday, August 22, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Bliss Salon and Spa located at 23 North Court Square. Owners Kim Schwarz-Smith and Sarah Crutchfield invite you to join them for refreshments and door prizes. I will be in Memphis for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference at the Peabody for a few days this week. I’m looking forward to networking with Chamber Directors from across the state and learning ways to improve our Chamber of Commerce. Today our Chamber Spotlight is on Kimmie’s Professional Skin Care and Nails. New and upcoming events are in the near future for Kimmie’s Professional Skin Care and Nails.

weeks we have had a lot of activities going on and new games being played. Mia from Amedysis came and did a health talk that ended with the residents having an auction over some really great items. Leslie from Home Choice came and played Wheel of Fortune. Lori from Regional came with one of their Physical Therapists and led our exercise with bands. Our residents enjoyed each of these wonderful ladies. Everyone has been enjoying the wonderful weather over the last week. Sitting on the front porch is just wonderful in the

mornings. There is just a slight breeze, but not too cool. We had some gorgeous flowers brought the other day by Wendy Dorgess and Becky Roberts from the Methodist Church. They were placed on the piano for everyone to enjoy. Thanks so much for bringing them for our residents. Psalms 118:24 This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Take today and enjoy where you are in your life. It is all in God’s plan and in God’s hands. Lots of love to each of you from each of Sugar Creeks residents and staff.

Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Pigue is planning a trip to Tampa Florida for continuing education with her Bioelements Skin Care line. Kim will fly down to Tampa to engage in a new improved product to fight hyper pigmentation (sun spots or age spots). She will under- go extensive classes on what to treat and how to treat this type of skin concern/conditions. Skin Care has become Kim’s newest passion in her shop now that she has her license as a Facial Esthetician. Also, in October she is planning her annual trip to the Birmingham, Alabama Expo. This will also be a continuing education opportunity that will be held for two days. Hundreds of different Suppliers/ Brands will be at hand selling their goods and will have classes from

Thursday, August 22, 2013

By Mary W. Lewis

By Martha H. Jones Ledford and Haleigh Pearson on profession of their faith in Christ. Happy birthday to Barbara Coburn, Brent Davis, Heath Pigue, Nancy Campbell, Glenn White, and Letha Adkisson. Happy anniversary to Celso and Paula Lara. The Holly Grove stew will be held this Saturday, August 24, and will probably be ready for consumption of to purchase at 11:30 or soon after. It can be purchased by the plate with a dessert and beverage or by a gallon or one-half gallon. Please bring your container if purchased to carry with you, and come join in the fellowship. Please continue to remember the sick in prayer. The list this week includes Mike Coburn, Brother Fred Campbell, Gary Blair, Betty Barden, Mary Ann Ballard and Dee Dee Long. Others to include are Shawnta Hinsley, Ann Morris, Fletcher Lewis, Leslie and Ginger Warren, Virginia Taylor, Jan Outlaw, Jimmy Grammar and Charlie Rowland. Also include Lynn Coburn,


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Holly Grove News

“The Key to Forgiveness and Life Eternal” was the subject of the message brought by Brother Ralph Brown in the absence of our pastor who was sick. Zacchaeus had become rich as a tax collector for the Roman Government. Being Jewish, he was driven, almost compelled to see Jesus and was surprised, to say the least, when Jesus looked up in the tree he had climbed and called his name. Jesus told him to come down for He was going to his home. Zacchaeus found the key to forgiveness of sin was in Jesus Christ. He admitted he was a sinner and trusted Jesus to save him. His life was changed. When one is truly saved, changes will occur in that person’s life. Prior to the services, Robin Dorris was baptized. The choir did a beautiful job singing “Standing on the Rock Medley” for special music, led by Brother Ralph Brown and accompanied by Nancy Campbell. The church welcomed Skyler


Hair, Nails, Mirabella Make-Up Products, Skin Care, and Tanning available to attend. Then in November, Kim has a trip planned in Nashville. Called “Smart Tan”. There she will be receiving her certification on spray tanning with the Norvell Spray Tan Solution that the “Dancing with the Stars” use. Kim has been using this in her shop all summer and has had a great response with her customer’s. Spray Tanning is the safest way to get a healthy tan. This certification will enable her to be able to spray tan at Beauty Pageants/Body Building competitions and give her customer’s an excellent/flawless spray tan. Kim Pigue is always looking for the new cutting edge in the Beauty Industry. Working together creates success!

Though summer of 2013 is beginning to wind down, it still affords several social events and activities, such as the 50 year golden anniversary of Jack and Dana Burford Williams which was held Saturday, August 17 at Lilies Bed and Breakfast. Dana is a Brownsville native, one of three daughters of the late David and Katherine Neely, husband Jack Williams, son of Bro. W.E. Williams and wife, as usual lived in various places serving as minster of Church of Christ, but Jack graduated Humboldt High School. He and Dana’s teaching careers were spent in Melbourne, FL. They are parents of two sons, who are Wes Williams and family of Memphis and Brad Williams and family of Nashville. Other friends we know celebrating their golden Anniversary are Alice Powell and husband, Ed McClanahan of Fayette Corner. Theirs will be held at First Presbyterian Church on 109 W. College in Brownsville. The birthday of Mrs. Mary Neil Halbrook, widow of Hubert Halbrook, mother of Sheila Weir and the late

Brownsville mayor, Jimmy Halbrook and grandmother of Mark Halbrook, and Mike who lives in TX is celebrating birthday number 102 at Bells Retirement Home. Robbie Piercey (Mike) is in Jackson General Hospital. Also a brother of Martha Frye Sweeney, Douglas Joyner, of Gadsden is there. Sympathy is extended to the Wallace and Todd families and to Barbara Beverly’s family. Ms. Beverly passed away at Crestview and was a member of Jefferson Street Church of Christ. Happy August birthdays to Tim Glasshof, who attends Memphis School of Preaching and Westside; Diane Lee, our phone tree caller; Wendy Piercey who teaches in our school system; Matthew Shearon, capable athletic coach; Holly Morton wife of Robby Morton and excellent care-giver; Jack Williams, husband of Dana; Cindy Covington wife of Mark; Debbie Darnaby Antwine; Avery Grace Neal, , daughter of Amanda and Bobby; Steve Correa, husband of Amy; Vickie Blackburn, wife of Johnny Blackburn;

Alexis Hasler, Haywood County student and daughter of Sheremy Page; Jacob Sanders, also a student and son of Rachel Myers Sanders; Gena Myers McCormick, teacher in Tipton County and wife of B.J. McCormick; Sebastian Woods, son of Jackson and Kristina Woods; Blace Correa student in Huntsville, AL studying Aeronautics; and our Celebrity Mary Neil Halbrook. Tim Glasshof and his family spent a week visiting his mother, Janelle Glasshof, in Moncks Corner, near Charleston, SC and also his brother, Brian, and his family. Janelle was to accompany them home for a visit. She met her granddaughter, Kristy’s new baby. Remember our sick in prayer. These are members in Crestview: Minnie King, Diane Hart, Mae Mathias, Mary Lucille Moses. In Sugar Creek Retirement: Eleanor Edwards, Carolyn Freeman. Bertha Read from Jefferson Street Church of Christ is at Crestview and Sylvia Hart is at Crockett County Nursing Home.

Douglas News By Alvis M. Bond Congratulations are extended to a very deserving young man of the community for his accomplishment in a recent graduation ceremony from Bethel College with “Honors” Jeffery Richmond, who is very visible in community affairs with the Concerned Citizens of Douglas Organization, a volunteer fireman, County Commissioner and numerous activities to help others. We truly appreciate all that he

does and continues to do; he also serves as vice-president of our community organization. Our improvements continue with keeping the grass and surrounding area in good condition. Our Fellowship group continues its activities each Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Continuing our prayers for the sick and shut-ins: Callie Brooks, Betty Douglas, Gladys Bowles, Callie

Langford, Betty J. Brooks, Ada Morman, Mattie E. Turner, Emma Miller, Joe B. Lewis, Rev. Floyd Lewis, Rev. William B. Jones, Glen McFarland, Edward Vaulx, Jr., Marvin Lee, Mary N. Greer, Betty A. Lee, Nadean Lee, Augustine Perry, Jimmie L. Turner, Shirley Hunter, Joe T. Perry, T. G. Greer, and Lela Greer. C e l e b r a t i n g Birthdays this week are Deonte’ Walker and Johnnie Walker.

UT Ex Extxtetension How Small Acts Kill Big Organizations BY Walter Battle As I was reviewing our office’s volunteer management policies, observations of the Freeh report (the investigative document of the Pennsylvania State University child sexual abuse scandal) by my regional director Dr. Ben West came to mind. In a July 2012 correspondence Dr. West surmised the following from the report in regards to organization development: How small decisions, which when considered individually seem to be small and innocuous, can collectively lead to disaster; How greed and self-interest can lead people to make these small day-to-day decisions; How a lack of courage stopped many people from voicing their concerns; How institutional loyalty can,

when taken to extremes, led people to make decisions that are actually counter to the interests of the organization and How changing policies and procedures for a “VIP” enabled such acts to occur. West went on to remind us how the report illustrated how acts that are heinous and completely unacceptable can sometimes take place within an organization for years without anyone taking action to stop it. As one observes the falls of organizations, corporations, b u s i n e s s e s , governments, and communities, you’ll find that often it is something small that initiated the demise. Failing to remove unproductive employees and unethical leaders, relaxing policies,

r e w a r d i n g incompetence, nepotistic hiring practices, replacing character content with political correctness, and opting to ignore stability to “change” for the sake of changing. Be on the watch for the rules not applying to everyone or mob mentality hiring/ termination processes. Stay clear of developing “hands off” staff members or employees. Strong organizations and companies are built with time-tested values of honesty, trust, stability, patience, and initiative. They are led by principlebased people of integrity and ethics. Is this the type of community you live in or organization you work for? What type of business or agency do you operate or own? How do you handle the small things?

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 author 23. *Mouth to a river, e.g. 24. Call someone 25. PC “brain” 28. Stupor 30. *Gobi or Kalahari, e.g. 35. Os in XOXO 37. Livens up 39. Pang 40. *Capri, e.g. 41. Anklebone 43. Shamu 44. Nigerian money 46. Dharma teacher 47. Chinese restaurant staple, pl. 48. Founder of Scholasticism 50. Winningest Super Bowl coach 52. Marble ___ 53. First in baseball, e.g. 55. Distress signal 57. *Tallest mountain 61. *Deepest lake 64. Japanese-American 65. American Gas Association 67. Like unspoken agreement 69. Garment enlarger 70. Octopus’ defense 71. Olden day anesthetic 72. It shows ownership 73. Poe’s “The Murders in the ___ Morgue” 74. High-pitched

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY In obedience to a decree entered on August 8, 2013, in the Chancery Court of Haywood County, Tennessee in the ESTATE OF GENEVA DAVIS, Deceased (Docket #2012-PR-6); notice is given that I will on: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the west door of the Justice Complex, 100 South Dupree, Brownsville, Tennessee, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash the following property known as 770 Landfill Rd., Brownsville, TN 38012. Map 085, Parcel 26.00 which consists of a brick home on 1 acre in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee. A complete legal description of said property can be found in Deed Book 118, Page 79 in the Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Said sale is subject to the Rules of Chancery and the laws of the State of Tennessee, Sarah Levy Special Commissioner 731-772-0122 D. Nathaniel Spencer Attorney for Estate 731-772-3466

General Sessions David E. Adams; driving while license suspended, financial responsibility law (dismissed on cost, $5 plus cost) Richard Hughes Batson II; driving while license suspended, light-law motor vehicle (dismissed on cost, warning) Shaterica Billingsley; domestic assault (hold in abeyance 6 mo cost to defendant to be paid in 6 mo) Daniel C. Bond; driving while license suspended, vehicles/ street cars stop at all stop signs (guilty, dismissed on costs, dismissed on cost) Timothy B. Bowles; simple possession/casual exchange (nolle per request of officer) Nicole R. Carney; theft of merchandise-shoplifting (stay off premises, $50 plus cost, 11/29 suspended 6 mo supervised probation) Shantique R. Cozart; driving while license suspended, financial responsibility law, registration expired (dismissed on cost, warning) Dyrell K. Dixon; driving while license suspended, headlights on motor vehicle must operat during imclement weather (dismissed on cost, warning) Floyd Eillison; financial responsibility law, leave scene of accident (property damage); (guilty, $50 plus cost, 30 days suspension) Marice Estes; theft of merchandise-shoplifting (guilty, stay off premises 1 yr, $50 plus cost, 11/29 suspension 6 mo supervised probation) Henry S. Fryerson Jr.; driving while license suspended -2nd or subsequent, obedience to require traffic control device, schedule VI drugs – attempt ($150 plus cost, 11/29 suspension 48 hrs, warning, dismissed) Marquis Goodman; drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss-consp, possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities (amended simple possession, $250 plus cost, 11/29 suspended 60 days credit time served, balance NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Law Signs, LLC PROJECT NO.: 98048-4116-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNL161 COUNTY: Haywood The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 10/04/13.

THEME: GEOGRAPHY 101 ACROSS 1. He had no cause? 6. Also

9. Captain ____ 13. Napoleon’s stay on St. Helena, e.g. 14. Aggravate 15. It killed the radio star?

16. Serving of parsley 17. Actress ___ Thompson 18. More ill 19. Trying experience 21. *”Geographia”

supervised probation, nolle) Anthony D. Gray; driving without license revoked, financial responsibility law ($100 plus cost, 6 months suspension supervised probation, dismissed) Melvin Gunn; driving without license, financial responsibility law, simple possession/casual exchange, speeding, joyriding unauthorized use auto/other vehicles, leave scene of accident – property damage ($25 plus cost, $5 plus cost, $250 plus cost, 11/29 suspension 48 hrs, $5 plus cost, $50 plus cost) Keeuntaye D Jackson; theft (up to $500) $50 plus cost, 11/29 suspension) Chad Randall Johnson; assaultbodily injury, possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities, resist stop, arrest, search (no weapon); (Leave capias outstanding, final forfeit) Devaughn K. Jones; simple possession casual exchange (guilty, $250 plus cost, 11/29 suspension supervised probation) Billy D. Mann; schedule VI drugs – attempt (amended simple possession, $250 plus cost, 11/29 suspension supervised probation) Rickey D. Marbry; driving while license revoked due to conviction of DUI (Failure to Appear, $2,500) Cody Ray Moore; vandalism (up to $500), Vandalism $500$1,000) (Nolle, 6 mo guilty plea diversion) Dylon L. Murdock; schedule VI drugs – attempt, speeding

(11/29 suspension, $250 plus cost 1 yr supervised probation, dismissed on cost) Jessie J. Murphy; probation violation, probation violation-(drug related); (probation revoked, sentence reinstated extend ed 1 yr after 30 days consecutive to sentence now serving) Jason E. Phillips; child restraintunder 4, driving while license suspended, vehicle registration-improper use ( $50, $100 plus cost, 6 mo. suspension supervised probation, $5 plus cost) Quintrell L. Robinson; false reports-attempt (nolle) Tawanda Seaberry; driving while license revoked, leave scene of accident – property damage ($100 plus cost, 6 mo suspension supervised probation, $25 plus cost) Michael Sloan; assault-threat of bodily injury (amended attempt assault $50 plus cost 6 mo suspension supervised probation) Suzy Whitley; allowing unlicensed driver to drive (nolle) Jerrica Williams; domestic assault (guilty, 6 mo guilty plea diversion) Keyerica C. Woods; driving while license suspended (Failure to appear capias $1,500) Skylar M. Bond; driving while license suspended, probation violation (probation extended) Victoria S. Porter; driving while license suspended, financial responsibility law, leave scene of accident – properly damage (dismissed on cost, dismissed,

$25 plus cost) Keniada R. Sangster; assaultphysical contact, resist stop, arrest, search (no weapon) (nolle) Rocky E. Webb; probation violation (probation revoked, sentence reinstated, probation extended 1 yr after 45 days) Marcus L. Williamson; burglary –auto, theft (up to $500) (x2), theft of property ($500-$1,000) theft of property ($1,000$10,000) (nolle, theft amended under $500, $100 plus cost, 11/29 to serve consecutive)

NOTICE CITY BEER BOARD The City of Brownsville Beer Board will meet on Monday, August 26, 2013 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Brownsville City Hall. The Board will consider the following application: Delta Fuel, LLC – 4038 Hwy 76 South Owner: Surinder Pal Singh Any interested party is invited to appear before the Board and be heard in objection or in favor of the request. CITY OF BROWNSVILLE/jsf


for only In Haywood County

731-772-1172 42 SouthWashington P.O.Box 59 Brownsville,TN 38012

Peace Auto Center 1203 Thornton Rd. Brownsville, TN. 38012 The following vehicle will be sold for charges and storage fee against it if not claimed by September 6, 2013 at a public auction by Peace Auto Center 1203 Thornton Rd. Brownsville, TN. 2006 Saturn Ion 2 Vin# 1G8AJ55F06Z205974 Owner: Joseph Springfield Peace Auto Center 1203 Thornton Rd. Brownsville, TN. 38012

NOTICE OF COMPLETION Marbury Construction of Denmark, TN is completing construction on the 2012 FDIP Water Transmission Line Project No.: 32458 for the Brownsville Energy Authority. Any person or party having a claim against the project should notify Mr. Regie Castellaw (731) 772-8845 within the next ten (10) days.

DOWN 1. Hi-___ 2. Montreal baseballer 3. Ethiopean currency 4. Omit or suppress 5. *On a map 6. Cash cache

Right to Know 8/12/13 Ronald F. Taylor; driving on revoked/suspended license, speeding, financial responsibility (insurance); THP-$3,000 8/13/13 Robert Dotson; hindering secured creditors; HCSD-HWOB Latonya Dyson; driving on revoked/suspended license, speeding, financial responsibility (insurance); THP-HWOB Derek Terrell Harrell; domestic assault; BPD-HWOB 8/14/13 David Eric Taylor; aggravated assault, driving under the influence, open container, violation implied consent law; BPD-HWOB 8/15/13 Deandre L. Bufford; failure to appear; HCSD-HWOB Jon Pirtle; driving on revoked/

7. Bonanza find 8. Similar to giraffe but smaller 9. Tarantino’s “____ Bill” 10. Not in action 11. Believe 12. Nemo’s forgetful friend 15. Shrinking ______ 20. To modify a book into a screenplay, e.g. 22. Slight amount 24. Get off an airplane 25. *Most populous country 26. South Korean port 27. a.k.a. Tangelos 29. Eagerness 31. “____ me the money!” 32. It may get you to first base 33. *_____ Mountains 34. Flirt 36. Bone-dry 38. Form of wrestling 42. Chip dip 45. Even though 49. No ___ 51. Hang around 54. Up or down step 56. Type of edible ray 57. “National Velvet” author ____ Bagnold 58. *Tropical rainforests contain ninety percent of the world’s ____ species 59. “___ quam videri” or “To be, rather than to seem (to be)” 60. Instrument type 61. To be very hot 62. Yearn or pine 63. Told an untruth 66. Bearded antelope 68. Give it a go suspended license; BPD-$1,500 8/16/13 Randy Lee Green; violation of probation; HCSD-$50,000 8/17/13 Jamie Leigh Torres; violation of probation; HCSD-$750 James Tyus; driving on revoked/ suspended license (6th offense), driving under the influence (3rd offense), speeding, open container; THP-$10,000 8/18/13 Adrian Darrell Bonds; driving on revoked/suspended (6th offense), driving under the influence (3rd offense), speeding, open container; THP-$10,000 Rachel Marie Cromp; failure to appear; HCSD-HWOB Kyle Ingrams Eubank; driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule II, violation implied consent law; HCSD$3,500 Joey Wayne Garrison; driving on revoked/suspended license, speeding; BPD-$2,500

Haywood County Solid Waste will accept bids for a used track tractor and used dirt pan. Bid specifications may be picked up at office. Bids will be accepted at office on Landfill Rd. until August 27th at 10:00 a.m. Haywood County Solid Waste has the right to accept or refuse any and all bids and waive any informalities. 731-772-7975 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 13-7-203 and 13-7-303 notice is hereby given 15 days in advance, of a public hearing to be held by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Brownsville, Tennessee on the 10th day of September 2013 at 5:30 PM at Brownsville’s City Hall. The hearing is to receive public input on amending the City of Brownsville’s Municipal Zoning Map reclassifying the properties listed below: • Rezone portion of Tax Map 094 Parcel 015.04 (Owner - Industrial Development Board) from GC (General Industrial) to G-I (General Industrial). Reclassification will include the properties ROW fronting Hwy 76. All interested persons are encouraged to attend and to comment on this rezoning. CITY OF BROWNSVILLE/jsf

NOTICE THE HAYWOOD COUNTY BEER BOARD WILL MEET ON MONDAY, September 9, 2013 AT 4:00 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HAYWOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE. THE BOARD HAS ONE APPLICATION TO CONSIDER: 1. RUTHIE D CARTER DBA: CARTER’S NEST 438 THOMAS RD BROWNSVILLE, TN 38012 FOR: ON & OFF PREMISES PERMIT Haywood County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d)


By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge

His Master’s Voice

We can’t decide what to do about Nipper. Nipper, in this case, is a 12-inch-tall, paper-mache replica of the famous RCA dog, which my lovely young wife inherited from her mother, who had owned it since it sat atop the piano she played as a child. We consider it a treasure. But what do we do with it? And how do we protect it? While it is not an economic “treasure,” it is still worth quite a few dollars on the collectors’ market, and even though we would never sell it, we still want to protect its economic value. You may not know Nipper by name, but you know him. He’s one of the most famous trademarks in history, one of the 10 most “Famous Brands of the 20th Century,” instantly recognizable, and he

still brings to mind, for millions of Americans of a certain age, the RCA Victor Company. That makes him one of the most famous dogs in all of literature and history, and as it turns out, there really was a Nipper, and he really did cock his head and listen to an old trumpet phonograph player. There is debate over his pedigree. Some say he was a fox terrier, others say a Jack Russell terrier. Still others think a bull terrier or maybe just a mutt. Whatever he was, a scenery designer found him on the streets of Bristol, England, in 1884, and took him to his place of employment, Prince’s Theater, where the man also lived. Because of the dog’s tendency to nip the backs of visitors’ legs, he named him Nipper.

The man died, a couple of years later, and his brother, a Liverpool artist named Francis Barraud, inherited all his belongings, including Nipper and an Edison-Bell cylinder phonograph. It amused the artist that when he played the phonograph, the dog would sit next to the trumpet and cock his head with a puzzled look on his face as he tried to figure out the source of the voices on the various recordings. But it wasn’t until three years after the dog died (in 1895) that Barraud was inspired to memorialize the scene in a painting. He called it, Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph. He figured the EdisonBell Company would surely buy it, but they refused, saying, “Dogs don’t listen

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phonographs.” Undeterred, he tried to exhibit the painting at the Royal Academy, but they turned him down also. Various magazine editors also demurred, saying, “No one would know what the dog is doing.” Then a friend made a remark that would turn Nipper into one of the greatest trademarks of all time. He suggested the painting would be more attractive if Barraud would change the black listening trumpet in it to a more attractive brass one. Thinking that a good idea, the artist took the painting to the local office of a new phonograph business, the Gramophone Company, to ask them if he could borrow one of their brass trumpets to use as a model for his painting modification. The manager not only said that he could, he told Barraud that if he would change the EdisonBell cylinder player in the painting to one of the Gramophone Company’s round, flat, disc players, the company would purchase the painting. He did, and about the same time, he

changed the name of it from Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph to His Master’s Voice. He also sold all his copyright and trademark rights for 100 pounds. Shortly thereafter, the American inventor of the gramophone saw the painting and bought the right to use the image and slogan for his American company, the Victor Talking Machine Company. Afterward, from 1902 to 1929, all Victor records featured Nipper listening to a gramophone on their labels. Their ads told people to, “Look for the dog.” In 1929, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) purchased the Victor Company and kept Nipper as their trademark image when the merger was completed. Thus, he was featured on the labels of every record they sold from 1929 to 1969. Then someone had the bright idea to redesign the label and remove Nipper. By 1976, they realized their error and brought him back, but by then it was too late. RCA was on the way to economic oblivion, and is now

completely gone as a company, existing only as a trademark to be bought and sold. But Nipper, the little dog they made an American icon, lives on, better remembered today than any of the companies that once used his image, and the various Nipper themed promotional items produced over the years for dealers and customers have become such hot items a collector’s price guide has been published for them. There’s even a name for collectors of Nipper memorabilia, Nipper Nuts. Salt and pepper shakers, mugs, clocks, stuffed animals, key chains, cufflinks, statues and papermache reproductions like ours — all have been manufactured in, or bearing his image. And they are still being cranked out today. But his major claim to fame was his success in the record industry. During his run he appeared on more records than any other performer in history. This, in spite of the fact that he neither barked, nor sang, nor spoke. He just listened. Smart dog.

Architectural survey of Brownsville nears completion BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@ For the last nearly three months, Phil Thomason, Rebecca Hightower, and Denise Gallagher from Thomason and Associates have been working on an architectural survey in parts of Brownsville. Their job was to take an inventory of structures at least 50 years old, especially those with resources from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Their work was part

of a grant obtained by the city through the Tennessee Historical Commission. They began surveying in May, and recently finished the fieldwork. They have been compiling photos and questionnaires from nearly 450 properties. Those properties included homes, bridges, commercial buildings, railroads, and warehouses. The work, according to Thomason, could result in the expansion of the city’s current historic district. Most of their focus was on the areas right outside of the current

district on streets such as Key Corner and College. Thomason also mentioned that their work could result in the creation of a separate historic district. “The overpass on Main Street was very interesting,” said Thomason. “It has been there for years, and was designed to allow traffic to continue to flow underneath.” Some of the things taken into consideration when deciding if a property was contributing or non-contributing to the historic district were original material, details, age,

RESOLUTION # 9132 FIXING THE TAX LEVY IN HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE FOR THE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2013 SECTION 1- BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Haywood County, Tennessee, assembled in called session on this 3RD day of September, 2013, that the combined property tax rate for Haywood County, Tennessee for the year beginning July 1, 2013 shall be $2.3956 on each $100 of taxable property, which is to provide revenue for each of the following funds and otherwise conform to the following levies: FUND


General Highway/Public Works General Purpose School General Debt Service

$ 1.1303 0.1181 0.9193 0.2279


$ 2.3956

SECTION 2- BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that there is hereby levied a gross receipts tax as provided by law. The proceeds of the gross receipts tax herein levied shall accrue to the General Fund. SECTION 3- BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all resolutions of the Board of County Commissioners of Haywood County, Tennessee, which are in conflict with this resolution are hereby repealed. SECTION 4- BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution take effect from and after its passage, the public welfare requiring it. This resolution shall be spread upon the minutes of the Board of County Commissioners. Passed this 3rd day of September 2013. APPROVED: A. Franklin Smith, County Mayor ATTESTED: Sonya Castellaw, County Clerk

and changes that have been made over time. Hightower stated that she believed that 75 to 80 percent of the properties were found to be contributing. Thomason stated that Brownsville has one of the strongest historic districts in Tennessee, being that a lot of the older properties remain in tact. They

also stopped by to evaluate a couple of cemeteries, including Oakwood, Magnolia, and R o s e n w a l d cemeteries. They even took a look at the Bond family headstone from the 1800’s that is located on Haralson Street. Thomason stated that the grant expires

in September, and they will have a report to the City of Brownsville with their findings by the end of August. They will also hold a public meeting to share their findings. Check back in future editions of the Brownsville States Graphic for a complete report of their findings.

Haywood County, Tennessee Proposed Budget For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014 Actual 2011-2012

Estimated 2012-2013

Estimated 2013-2014

General Fund Estimated Revenues and Other Sources Local Taxes State of Tennessee Federal Government Other Sources Total Estimated Revenues and Other Sources

$6,503,799 1,064,835 234,637 3,076,495 $ 10,879,766

$6,312,243 1,091,732 296,957 3,370,657 11,071,589

$6,240,323 1,047,993 211,322 3,175,440 10,675,078

Estimated Expenditures and Other Uses Salaries Other Cost Total Estimated Expenditures and Other Uses Estimated Beginning Fund Balance – July 1 Estimated Ending Fund Balance –June 30 Employee Positions

$ 4,526,815 5,583,146 $10,109,961 $ 1,944,967 $ 2,714,722 154

$ 4,656,760 5,904,177 $10,560,937 $ 2,714,722 $ 3,225,374 154

$4,782,721 6,290,629 $11,073,350 $ 3,225,374 $ 2,827,102 157

Highway/Public Works Fund Estimated Revenues and Other Sources Local Taxes State of Tennessee Other Sources Total estimated Revenues & Other Sources

$ 623,910 1,978,294 627,937 $3,230,141

621,630 2,138,002 391,311 $3,150,943

621,630 2,534,607 442,845 $3,599,082

Estimated Expenditures and Other Uses Salaries Other Cost Total Estimated Expenditures and Other Uses Estimated Beginning Fund Balance – July 1 Estimated Ending Fund Balance – June 30 Employee Positions

$ 645,902 2,137,321 $2,783,223 $2,713,936 $3,160,854 18

$ 635,186 2,282,360 2,917,546 $3,160,854 $3,394,251 16

$ 648,020 2,911,350 $3,559,370 $3,394,251 $3,433,963 16

General Purpose School Fund Estimated Revenues and Other Sources Local Taxes State of Tennessee Federal Government Other Sources Total Estimated Revenues & Other Sources

$ 5,677,483 17,325,026 274,380 170,867 $23,447,756

$5,652,142 17,595,405 964,810 335,030 24,547,387

$5,724,578 17,759,380 552,752 421,047 24,457,757

General Purpose School Fund Continued Estimated Expenditures and Other Uses Salaries Other Cost Total Estimated Expenditures and Other Uses

$18,454,079 4,728,605 $23,182,684

18,764,768 5,623,681 24,388,449

19,470,842 5,246,915 24,717,757

Estimated Beginning Fund Balance – July 1 Estimated Ending Fund Balance – June 30 Employee Positions

$ 2,449,059 2,714,131 413

2,714,131 2,873,069 409

2,873,069 2,613,069 414

Debt Service Fund Estimated Revenues and Other Sources Local Taxes Other Sources Total Estimated Revenues & Other Sources

$1,440,537 $ 562,087 $2,002,624

$1,559,427 $ 386,203 $1,945,630

$1,521,531 $ 291,439 $1,812,970

Estimated Expenditures and Other Uses Debt Service Cost Total Estimated Expenditures and Other Uses

$1,513,706 $1,513,706

$1,736,956 $1,736,956

$1,930,985 $1,930,985

Estimated Beginning Fund Balance – July 1 Estimated Ending Fund Balance – June 30 Employee Positions

$2,197,970 $2,686,888 .00

$ 2,686,888 $ 2,895,562 .00

$2,895,562 $2,777,547 .00

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Jameson named 2013 Tennessee Farmer of the Year

BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic. com Farming has been a way of life for the Jameson family for generations. Richard Jameson has been farming for the past 37 years, but his “career” actually began years earlier when he was working for his father on the very same land he operates today. Jameson’s father was a hard working man, and he passed that work ethic on to him, even though he didn’t realize

it all of those years ago. “I started working for my dad when I was 13, and he always gave me the jobs that I didn’t want to do,” said Jameson. “I didn’t realize it then, but now that I look back it was amazing. He didn’t want me to be treated any different that any of his other employees, and he taught me to work just as hard as he did.” That, along with a couple of other things, is what has made Jameson so successful. It is also the reason he was recently named the 2013 Swisher

Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year for Tennessee. Jameson operates a 2,350-acre farm that produces crops of cotton, corn, wheat, and soybeans. And, according to a release from Sunbelt Ag Expo, produces impressive yields. “Last year’s per acre yields included irrigated cotton on 290 acres (1,250 pounds), dry-land cotton on 65 acres (875 pounds), irrigated corn on 400 acres (190 bushels), dryland corn on 450 acres (125 bushels), wheat on 550 acres (70 bushels), double-cropped irrigated soybeans on 200 acres (48 bushels), double-cropped dryland soybeans on 350 acres (35 bushels), irrigated full season soybeans on 310 acres (65 bushels), and dry-land full season soybeans on 285 acres (42 bushels). Although Jameson has been successful, he has faced his share of hard times. He suffered with a bout of depression after the loss of his parents just nine months apart. “It’s hard to explain what I was feeling and going through if you

have never been in that position,” said Jameson. “So, I went to my friend Chuck Danehower at the UT Extension Service office, and after talking to others, realized that I was not the only person in the world who was going through that.” There were other factors that led to Jameson’s depression, including severe droughts and aflatoxin in his corn. “All of these things happened in such a short period of time, and I had to continue to work. There were times that I didn’t want to, but I had to,” said Jameson. “It’s what my father would have done.” Jameson said he had to learn to separate emotion from his business decisions, and also had to come to the realization that he couldn’t control everything. Jameson has learned to cope with his depression, and now focuses on precision farming techniques. He has been cautious about expanding, and instead focuses on improving the land he currently farms. A panel of judges recently visited the Jameson farm and

sat down to talk with Richard and his wife, Jane. They toured the farm and inspected his crops. There were a total of 10 winners in the competition, one from each of the ten southeastern states. From those ten, and winner will overall be chosen in October. I asked Richard how he felt about receiving the honor, and I can say with all certainty that he was the most humbled award recipient I have interviewed in my career thus far. “I believe in the old saying ‘to those who are given much, much is expected,’” said Richard. “I am very, very honored to have been given the award, but I am a farmer. I have friends who are farmers, and I don’t put myself above them in any way. We all work hard, and I can think of some people who deserved this award as well.” Jameson was nominated by Danehower to receive the award, and he admits that he was reluctant to send in his information when he was contacted about it. “It’s not that I wasn’t honored, it’s that I was just doing

my job,” he said. The Jameson’s have four daughters: Harriett, Mary, Martha Jane, and Patsy. They live among their farmland and are active members of First United Methodist Church. Jane is employed by the Haywood County Board of Education, and Richard also serves on the boards for the Mid-South Farmer’s Cooperative and the Haywood County Boys and Girls Club. He was also a founder of the Haywood Literacy Volunteers program, and has served on a local extension advisory committee, as well as having served as president of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association. And that just names a few of the many committees and boards on which he has served. Jameson has hosted school tours, Chinese trade delegates, USDA Secretary John Block, and extension crop plots on his farm. If you would like to read the entire press release from Sunbelt Ag Expo, which covers his farming operations in detail, visit their website at

Nine boys to receive Eagle Scout together BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic. com For the last nine years, Russell Walden, R.M. English, Zach McFarland, Joseph and Weston Stephens, Grayson Robinson, Hank Clement, Eli Scifres, and Will Taylor have been in Boy Scouts together. And now those nine boys are working to all earn Eagle Scout on the same day. Troop #68 Scoutmaster Harvey Walden said, “It’s the first time in history that nine boys who have grown up together participating in Scouts will attempt to earn their Eagle on the same day.” Each of the boys must complete a communitybased project in order to be eligible for Eagle. I did not have the opportunity to talk to each of the nine boys, but Russell and R.M. sat down to talk with me about their projects. Walden, a 14year-old ninth grade homeschool student, is working on a project

to create promotional DVD’s for the Big Black Creek Historical Society. He learned that they did not have anything like that to help spread the word about their organization, and since film is a big interest of his, decided that he would film and produce DVD’s for them to sell. English, a 15-yearold sophomore at University School of Jackson, has chosen to build boxes for wood ducks to use when laying eggs on the Hatchie Reserve. I asked Scoutmaster Walden why earning Eagle as a group has never been done before, and his answer was surprising. “Nearly 80 percent of all Life Scouts, and less than two percent of all Cub Scouts, never receive Eagle Scout,” said Walden. “So for this group that started together almost a decade ago to still be together, and 100 percent of them receive Eagle…well that’s quite an accomplishment.” Both Walden and English agreed that most people think

that Scouts is all about camping. They also both agree that, while Scouts do go camping, there is a lot more to it than that. For instance, there are numerous classes that the boys can take to earn badges. Some of those classes include personal finance, archaeology, athletics, archery, rifle, shot gunning, swimming, c i n e m a t o g r a p h y, fishing, golf, and scuba diving, just to

Wal-Mart promotes blues education by donating $1000 to WTDHC

name a few. “There is definitely something for everyone,” said Walden. Perhaps one of the most exciting times for Scouts is the National Boy Scout Jamboree. The event is held once every four years in Virginia, and it’s a time for Scouts to get together from all over the country and share what they have learned while making new friends and memories. The boys recently spent

10 days near Mt. Hope, West Virginia, and had the opportunity to trade patches with other scouts and enjoy activities such as kayaking and white water rafting. The local Boy Scouts are sponsored by First United Methodist Church. They have been their Charter Organization for nearly 65 years. Troop #68’s motto is “give more than we take,” and the boys are involved

in a lot of community service projects which help them give back to their community. If your child is interested in becoming a Boy Scout, sign-ups will be held Thursday, August 22 at Eastside School at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to come and see what becoming a Scout is all about, or have any questions you have answered. You may also contact Bruce Deck at 731-780-9002 for more information.

Accident results in DUI arrest

Photos by Vicky Fawcett

BY MEGAN DAVIS Located in the heart of the Tennessee Delta, Brownsville has a rich Blues heritage that the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (WTDHC) works to keep alive. Like the WTDHC, Wal-Mart knows the importance of connecting with

and educating the community. In keeping with this idea, Ken Knotts, Brownsville Wal-Mart store manager, and Wal-Mart associates presented the WTDHC with a grant for $1,000 on Friday, August 16. Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Director of WTDHC, who accepted the grant

along with the WTDHC Advisory Board, said that the grant will be used to educate the public about Brownsville’s rich blues heritage and support the Exit 56 Blues Fest. The blues fest is the only blues-focused festival outside of Memphis in our region and is held annually in May.

BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic. com Emergency crews were dispatched to an accident on Douglas Road Monday, August 19 at approximately 6:30 pm. According to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 1993

Toyota Tacoma, driven by John Boles, 66, of Stanton, was traveling eastbound on Douglas Road when he missed his turn into a private driveway. When he attempted to make a last second turn into the driveway, a 1993 Chevy 1500, driven by Jeremiah Shaw, 24, also of Stanton, did not avoid him and struck his vehicle.

According to the same report, Shaw was not injured, but Boles was injured and taken to Haywood Park by private vehicle. Boles was charged DUI, driving with on a revoked license, seatbelt, and insurance. No further information concerning his condition or charges was available at press time.

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