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146th Year • No. 52

Haywood County, Tennessee

One Section, 14 Pages


Burglary suspects arrested by Sheriff’s Department

Jessica Kirby

Brandon Griggs

Jessica Broyles


the victim of the burglary discovered that the entrance to his home was blocked with some type of vehicle and a trailer. The victim discovered that his personal property was in the trailer, and notified authorities. Three suspects were arrested and charged with burglary from the incident and are currently being held in the Haywood County Jail. Jessica Broyles, 21, of the College Street area in Halls is being held with a bond set at $35,000. Jessica Kirby, 23,

of the Christopher Cove area in Ripley is also being held with a bond set at $35,000. And finally, Brandon Griggs, 30, of the College Street area in Halls is being held with a bond set at $100,000. The Northwest area of Haywood County has suffered a rash of burglaries lately, prompting an investigation to see if there’s some type of connection with the recent crimes and the three suspects.

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Department arrested three suspects in connection to burglary taking place in a residence at the Northwest corner of Haywood County. At 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, authorities from the Sheriff’s Department received a call of a burglary in process in the Forked Deer area. According to Sheriff Bond,

Area Sheriffs meet with U.S. Attorney By: CALVIN CARTER Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond described it as a “meeting of the minds.” The 22 sheriffs that comprise the western district of the state had a meeting with Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney Western District of Tennessee and Walter A. Gunn, Law Enforcement Coordinator Western District of Tennessee at the Haywood County Justice Center. “It’s an effort to continue corroborating and collaborating with law enforcement officers, particularly the sheriffs in the 22 counties, to see what we can do to help them from our office,” Stanton said. “We want to continue to be a very effective tool in law enforcement for West Tennessee.” The meeting gave the authorities a chance to figure out how to best work together in targeting crime in West Tennessee. “Whether it’s methamphetamine distribution or abuse to gang or drug elements and everything in between, the goal is to have a concerted effort in the fight on criminal activity and working in a very cohesive manner,” Stanton said. “What we have to realize is that gang problems and gang activities exist, whether we want it to or not,” Bond, who was designated as a liaison for the West Tennessee Sheriffs said. “Along with that come drugs. They’re [criminals] networking so

Pedestrian struck by train By: CALVIN CARTER An accident on Green Leaf Cemetery Road in the Stanton area has left one man hospitalized. Sunday, February 19 at 7:02 p.m., authorities from the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department and the Haywood County Ambulance Authority received a call about a pedestrian in the area who was hit by a train. Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond said that they are still investigating what caused, Herman Maurice Maclin, 59,

Commissioners appointed to boards Tornado safe spaces discussed By: CALVIN CARTER

From left, Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond and United States Attorney Western District of Tennessee Edward L. Stanton III. Photo By Calvin Carter we have to network also. We want to send out a message to our communities, that no matter what it takes, we will make it safer.” It’s perhaps these types of meetings that have bred successful hunts against criminals. Earlier this month, a combination of federal, state and local authorities engaged in a drug sting operation in West Tennessee. The incident left nearly a dozen suspects arrested, and ended a drug operation worth tens of thousands of dollars. “This type of meeting is exactly one of the reasons the recent drug bust was very successful,” Stanton

Inside Adult Education Program continues efforts Local author to launch book tour in Brownsville Tomcats take third, will face Liberty Saturday night

said. “That investigation is ongoing. And because of meetings like this, being proactive on the front end and working closely with our state local level as well as our federal counterparts, it makes it a great team.” The particular meeting that took place Monday is what many present there that day, hope is the first of many. “We had good feedback,” Bond said. “This is something we started and probably will continue. We’ll have meetings at different locations with the sheriffs or sheriffs representatives throughout West Tennessee.”

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of the Fredonia Road area to be hit by the train. The sheriff said that they believe Maclin was trying to cross the tracks before the train hit him, but was unable to completely get across. Authorities said that Maclin was alive when they arrived in the area, but appeared to have multiple lacerations all over his body. Maclin, whose condition was currently unknown by the Sheriff, was airlifted to the Med after first being placed on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance.

Haywood County Commissioners held their monthly meeting in the Haywood County, Courthouse Monday, February 20, at 7 p.m. Among the items discussed by commissioners included the confirmation of board appointments. Following the meeting, Commissioner Bob Hooper will replace Commissioner Chris Lea on the Conservation Board. Having served since 2006, Lea was awarded a special plaque by Brownsville Vice Mayor/Conservation Board member Carolyn Flagg and Haywood County Parks And Recreation Director Nancy Cates. Hooper will serve on the board until August 2014. Since the move forces Hooper to relieve his spot on the Planning Commission, Commissioner Sam Mathes Jr. was voted to replace him. His appointment will also last until August 2014. And finally, Commissioner Robert Green was appointed to the Education Committee. In other commission news, discussions about the construction of tornado safe space buildings at Haywood Jr. High School and Haywood Elementary took place. The projects would cost $1.35 million each. Haywood County Schools Director of Pupil Services, Logistics and Planning Kenneth Emerson noted that 75 percent of the







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cost would be handled by a federal grant, while 12.5 percent would be handled by a state grant. The remaining balance or approximately $178,500—double that if both spaces were built—would need to be provided from the county. Emerson noted that most of that cost would be knocked down by “in-kind services,” while local cash outlays would come to $46,000 per space. Commissioner Allen King brought up plans to sell at least 35 acres of land adjacent to Sunny Hill. Yet, Commissioners still had a few concerns with the spaces, namely, what happens if the proposed land sale isn’t enough? Commissioner Green questioned if the county will have to raise taxes if the land sale doesn’t provide enough funds. King answered that cutting the commissioner’s salary instead could at least raise an “easy $15,000”. Ultimately, it was agreed by commissioners that no action would be taken on building the spaces until the project jumps over its first hurdle: receiving the grant money. Moving on to the Haywood County Jail, Commissioner Lea, who is a part of the Jail Committee, discussed their last meeting, which involved three medical companies interested in providing inmate healthcare and one pharmacy that could provide medication. The companies will make actual bids at the committee’s March 7 meeting.

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Adult Education Program continues efforts By CALVIN CARTER As Haywood County continues to strive for growth, it’s imperative that residents make efforts in strengthening education. The Haywood County Adult Education Program is clearly continuing to make that effort, as the program has added two new employees to its ranks, as well as changed a position. Opal Hay is the newly appointed Director of the Haywood County Adult Education Program. Hay has been employed in various positions with the school system for a number of years. She welcomes Sue Geter, the recently hired instructor for the Haywood County Correctional Facility and Terry Thompson, Recruiter-Counselor for the program. “We have wonderful instructors, staff and participants,” Hay said. Geter teaches Adult Education at Haywood County Correctional

Center. She joins the program with two years experience teaching in a correctional setting. She graduated from Ole Miss with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with Emphasis in Human Development. Geter, the daughter of Frank and Flo Tipton and granddaughter of Miss Suzie Tipton is married to Joey Geter, CPA and mother of their one son, Bryan. She recently relocated recently to Brownsville from Natchez, MS with her family. While there, she found herself involved in a number of organizations, which included the Humane Society and served as President for the first year for the Natchez Young Professionals. Terry Thompson has worked in variety of businesses in Brownsville. From 1989 to 2008, she served as manager at the Brownsville Funeral Home. From 2008 to 2011, she served as Sales Rep for the Brownsville

States-Graphic and in 2009 served at Sonic Drive-In as a Manager Trainee. She has worked as a Counselor/Recruiter for the Haywood County Board Of Education since October 2011. For her, the help she does for students is immensely rewarding “Working in adult education is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Watching adults trying to further their education to better their lives and their family’s lives is a wonderful experience. The joy on their face when you tell them they have passed the official GED test is why I’m here.” Kay Gibbs, who has worked in adult education for approximately 20 years in Haywood County, is an instructor at the Stanton Welcome Center. She has instructed there since fall 2008, where 60 adults have registered. Many of them have earned their GED. “This program is vital to our community because

it allows adults to have a “second chance” in obtaining an alternative to a high school diploma. A GED will allow them to continue their education and to seek job opportunities that were once not available to them. I am so pleased that Haywood County offers free adult education classes both in Brownsville and in Stanton. Ann Cannon is an instructor who teaches at the Brownsville site along with Audrey Blue. A native of Brownsville, she has served as a GED teacher since 1991. She taught at Haywood High School for 23 years, tutored at the Boys and Girls Club for several years and even spent time teaching homebound students. Cannon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union University and a Master of Education degree plus 45 hours above masters from the University of Memphis. She has taken additional courses from UT Knoxville

From left, Sue Geter, Opal Hay and Terry Thompson. Photo By Calvin Carter on adult education also. In her spare time, Cannon can be found heavily involved in the community, especially as

an organist and pianist for Zion Methodist Church and Bethel Community Church.

Kelvin Evans promoted By: STEVEN DIEBOLD The Brownsville Police Department has promoted Officer Kelvin Evans to Narcotics/ Gang Investigator. Evans has had a long and successful career in law enforcement. He began his career in law enforcement as a Sheriff Deputy in 1991 after completing the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in Nashville. While with the Sheriff’s Department, Evans worked in several capacities such as: shift supervisor, narcotics investigator and criminal investigator.

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Evans also has worked as a Special Agent for the West Tennessee Drug Task Force. After spending approximately 20 years with the Sheriff’s Department, he joined the Brownsville Police Department in 2010 under the leadership of Chief Chris Lea. His goals, in this capacity, are to deter drug and gang activity in our streets and schools and to educate the community on how to work together to make our city safe. Evans has been married for 12 years to Karol James Evans and they have three children. Kelvin is an ordained deacon

at St. James Church of God in Christ. He is also active in the community in various organizations

such as The March of Dimes and is a Troop Dad for Girl Scout Troop 40252.

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W.O.W. present flag to Sugar Creek Woodman of the World, Brownsville Lodge # 28 presented an American Flag to Sugar Creek Retirement Center, Brownsville on February 2. Members attending were Vice President John Wigington, Area Manager Anthony Stallings, Greet Margaret Wigington, Field Representative Pam Stewart, Secretary Pattie CoBurn, Treasurer Stephen Carton and Sergeant At Arms Clayton Richardson. Photo submitted by Pam Stewart

Local author to launch book tour in Brownsville By: CALVIN CARTER Since the release of his first book of poetry, “One Man’s Mind” in 2009, Brownsville and Gary, Indiana native John Mask has found himself busy. From that time, Mask has participated in various poetry readings, mentor ships and book tours. He’s traveled to places like Louisiana, Nashville, Jackson Mississippi and even Atlanta. Mask also released a second book titled, “Revealing The Mask,” the following year of his debut. It would take a lot of effort to selfpromote much like he has, especially while keeping a full-time job. But the writer has seemed up to the juggling task. “You either do it or you don’t,” Mask said. “I’ve still got to keep moving. You may have to drop one thing to pick up another.” And it looks like a break isn’t in the cards for the writer just yet. He will start a book tour March 3, in Brownsville. The tour will begin from 1-4 p.m., at the Elma Ross Library.

The hard work hasn’t been without its merits. Besides being granted numerous interviews, invites and awards, the writer has earned an opportunity to work with numerous other poets. In fact, it’s these collaborations that have inspired his upcoming book, “Through The Pain.” “I’ve always wanted to do a collaboration,” Mask said. “This book will have five different poets that are dynamite people who went through different things.” The collaborations should fit wonderfully with Mask’s work, which not only paints a picture of the poet’s heart and soul through words, but also provides insight from

the lives of others. Take one look at a poem like Image, which breaks down people’s first impressions of a person, or a Young Man’s Story, which details the difficulty of a son accepting his step-father, and the word relatable instantly comes to mind. Relating to people is the goal, along with getting them to think outside of their box, Mask noted. Helping people is another drive that keeps him going. “When will I stop? When I get to the point where I don’t want to help others,” he said. “And I don’t think I’ll ever get to that point.” “…You can always change. You can always do more to help others.”

Citizens receive awards for wearing seatbelts Two citizens were recognized Thursday night at the Ward ll Neighborhood Watch meeting. Mrs. Brenda Tapp and Mr. Charlie Bond received the “Saved by the Belt”

award for 2011. Citizens are recognized for being safe in a motor vehicle wearing their seatbelts during a crash and receiving minor or no injury. They received a Governor’s Highway

Safety Office Certificate, Pin and Walmart Gift Card. Pictured from left to right Brenda Tapp, Lt. Diebold, Charlie Bond.

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Thursday, February, 23, 2012

Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Least said, least mended Have you ever thought that you talked too much? Have you ever been told that you talked too much? My answer to both questions is a resounding “yes.” And occasionally, even today, I fall into the temptation of talking too much in spite of my upbringing regarding the danger of such actions. My mama always taught us that we have two eyes, two ears and only one mouth. We were all quick to learn exactly the message that she was trying to get across. On a scale of 100 that could possibly imply that we should spend 40 percent of our time looking, 40 percent listening, and 20 percent talking. This view is shared by a number of people including numerous psychology professors who have spent years researching the subject. In his book, “Body Language: How to Know What’s Really Being Said,” James Borg concluded that 93 percent of communications come from non-verbal communications or body language that include body posture, gestures, facial expressions and eye movements. That leaves a mere seven percent of communication that is the result of the usage of words. There are others who maintain that 60 to 70

percent of all meaning comes from non-verbal communications. We talkers have to at least think about how much more knowledge could have been accumulated through the years have we spent 80 percent of our time looking and listening and only 20 percent talking. It’s not that we don’t know better. One of my most admired theologians is Saint Francis of Assisi who is credited with instructing his priests to “Preach the gospel at all times – if necessary, use words.” Another admired theology is John Wesley, Anglican priest and founder of the Methodist church, who talked about improper use of words and perhaps too much talking. It seems that he was leading a study regarding the parable of the talents taught in the Bible. At the conclusion of the study, he offered the members of the class an opportunity to list their talents. One class member responded, “I pride myself in speaking my mind; that is my talent.” It is said, that Mr. Wesley responded with the following statement: “Well, the Lord wouldn’t mind if you buried that talent.” I recall during my seminary days the story of a friend who took a position that required a psychological

evaluation. He shared with me how the evaluation went and briefly described how the sessions were conducted. During the first session, he said the psychologist spoke for only about 10 minutes or less in a session that lasted for about an hour. Immediately after the session, the doctor scheduled an appointment for evaluation. He asked how an evaluation could be made when the doctor basically just sits there like a knot on a log. I tried to offer a little consolation by telling him that I was almost certain that the good doctor would come through in flying colors. A few weeks later, I ran into him and asked how the evaluation went. He said that it went okay, but you “won’t believe what happened.” He never understood how the psychologist knew so much about his problems, hopes, fears and concerns. Surely, the good doctor knew things about him that were never discussed. My friend just didn’t know the powerful communications that take place non-verbally and perhaps, neither do we. Let me see if I’m getting this right. Do we really say more when we speak less?

It’s not just Haywood Attention may have focused once again on the West Tennessee Megasite recently following recent actions concerning its development. The Haywood County Utility Board was reformed thanks to a push from the state a few weeks ago to discuss water rights for the project. The state has also budgeted $25 million this fiscal year for the project, which in a sense, gives the notion that they’re ready for things to finally kick off with the project. And why wouldn’t they? Compared to East and Middle Tennessee, West remains the only district without a project as big as the Megasite, providing jobs and growth for the area.

And while Haywood County has had some luck recently in this rough job climate, it’s still far from having a perfect picture. Many are banking this project to become the adrenaline shot to liven the area’s heartbeat. But it’s just not this county that needs it; it’s the whole area. And sometimes, I wonder as a county, do we kind of lose sight of that in a sense? Do we view our neighboring counties as more of competition rather than teammates? If we do, we need to cease that attitude. Haywood County Commissioner Richard Jameson recalled reading a feature story in a Tipton County based publication that focused on the Megasite. Talking about it during this month’s commissioner

meeting, Jameson noted that it hit him that this isn’t just a Haywood County thing. And he’s completely right. It’s not. The only way that this project is going to continue to become a success is if we continue to all work together and communicate. And this definitely doesn’t apply to just Haywood County, but to everyone in West Tennessee. We’re all in this together. Or at least, I’d like to believe we are. This also applies to state, which is often nefarious at not communicating at the local level or giving enough red tape to create a makeshift mummy. You want success; you have to be a team.


By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

Ladies’ Privilege Quickly now, how many days does the month of March have? If you’re like virtually every other person in the English-speaking world, in order to answer that question you resorted to one or another variant of the old mnemonic rhyme that begins like this: “Thirty days hath September, April June and November.” That’s as far as you have to go to figure out which months have 30 and which 31, because everyone knows that February has 28 days. Except when it doesn’t. Except in years like this one. Leap years. “So why do they call them leap years?” a man asked me the other day. “Darned if I know,” I replied, but I’ll try to find out, and I did. Sort of. Here’s what I found. A regular year, as everyone knows, is 365 days long. That’s 52 weeks and one day, so any given date on the calendar will normally fall on the next succeeding day of the week in each following year. St. Patrick’s Day, for example, was on a Thursday last year, and if this were a normal year it would be on a Friday this year. But 2012, being a leap year, has an extra day (February 29) inserted into the calendar, so St. Patrick’s Day, like every other date of the year following February 29, will “leap” over the next day of the week, and St. Patrick’s Day will fall on a Saturday instead of a Friday. It’s all necessary, of course, because as all school children know, a solar year (the time it takes the earth to make a complete rotation around the sun) is not 365 days long; it is 365 and 1/4 days long. But that’s not actually correct either. It takes almost 365 1/4 days to make the trip. It takes 365 1/4 days minus 11 minutes and 14 seconds. Now that doesn’t sound like much, but it amounts to an entire day every 128 years. When the Julian calendar, used by the Western world from 45 BC until 1582, was instituted it called for a “leap year” every four years, but it ignored that 11 minute and 14-second gap. This caused the seasons to creep forward over the centuries to the point that in the 1570’s the first day of spring was coming on March 11 instead of March 21. And since Easter, and thus many other church

holidays, were tied to the vernal equinox, this caused great consternation among theologians, so much so that Pope Gregory revised the calendar in 1582 to correct the problem with the Gregorian calendar, still in use today. It corrected the seasonal drift of the old calendar by doing away with 10 days (to put the beginning of spring back where it was supposed to be) and by adjusting the leap year rule so that a century year (one whose number is divisible by 100) would only be a leap year if also divisible by 400. Thus, 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not, but 2000 was. That pretty much fixed the problem. The formula is now so nearly correct it will be more than 3,000 years before the calendar drifts by so much as a day. Of course, then, as now, there was plenty of opposition to any sort of monkeying around with the calendar at all. (Witness the continuing controversy over daylight-savings time.) Indeed, throughout the ages there has been hostility toward leap years. Just as some people today decry daylightsavings time as altering “God’s time”, some folks in olden days thought that adding a leap year day threw God’s creation out of whack. Some argued that it adversely affected crops and livestock, causing beans and peas, for example, to “grow the wrong way.” In Scotland it was said, “A leap year is never a good sheep year.” Others thought that leap years were cursed with bad luck. Ancient Greeks thought it was bad luck to marry during a leap year, and

even today, many Greek couples schedule their nuptials accordingly. Leap day, February 29, was considered especially problematic. The extra day was, and still is, a boon to employers who pay their employees by the year or the month. They get an extra day of work for free. Employees, not surprisingly, feel cheated by the day. At some point, in England at least, the idea that February 29 was an “unnatural” addition to the calendar led to the belief that it had no legal status and that neither law nor tradition need be observed on that day. Because of this, there developed the idea that on February 29 the tradition of men proposing marriage to women should be thrown on its head and that women could propose to men on that day. It was known as “ladies’ privilege.” The only way, according to the tradition, for a single man to refuse a maid’s proposal on this day was to give her a kiss and a silk gown. Some versions of the legend hold that the woman has to be wearing a red petticoat at the time she pops the question and that she has to let a bit of it show beneath her dress in order to give fair warning to her victim. So, single men, beware! Next Wednesday is the day. If you’re approached by a maid with a gleam in her eye and you see a flash of red beneath her skirt, you’d better run the other way. Either that, or have a nice silk gown handy. Or maybe, just to be on the safe side, it might just be a good day to go fishing.


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Edwards to celebrate Eighth Review Club Meets 70th Anniversary Congratulations to Jesse and Eleanor Edwards on your 70th Anniversary on February 27, 2012. From your loving family, children: Donald and Michael, spouses Cindy and Paula; grandchildren: Chris (and spouse Leigh), Traci Beth, Sara Grace and Alex and great-grandchildren: Emerson and Trace.

Soil Conservation District to give away trees to celebrate Arbor Day The Haywood County Soil Conservation District will celebrate Arbor Day by giving away hundreds of hardwood trees on the Haywood County Courthouse lawn on Thursday, March 1 from 9 a.m. until the trees are gone. The District has purchased approximately 3,000 trees to give away to the public. This year, members of the David Craig Chapter, Daughter’s of the American Revolution, will be aiding the District in this conservation endeavor. Virginia Christmas Pine, Baldcypress, Indigobush, Northern Red Oak, Persimmon and Flowering Dogwood trees will be given away. Individuals will be limited to 50 trees each. From 10:30 to 11, if supplies last, the limit will be increased.

Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska in 1872. The holiday came into existence through the efforts of an early pioneer to the area named J. Sterling Morton. At the time Nebraska was an almost treeless state. Mr. Morton knew trees would be a valuable asset to the flat prairie landscape. He knew trees retained soil moisture, could serve as windbreaks and added aesthetic beauty to the land. Morton set out hundreds of trees by hand while urging that one day a year be set aside for the planting of trees. Finally, in 1872, the State Board of Agriculture set the date for the first Arbor Day. That year a million trees were planted in Nebraska. West Tennessee was once a vast virgin forest inhabited only by Indians

and wildlife. The forest of West Tennessee once provided habitat for bears, elk, cougars, wolves and even buffalo. The forest protected the soil from erosion, springs were abundant and streams and rivers ran clear. The influence of civilization and growing populations and the need to produce food and fiber reduced the woodland areas to a fraction of what previously existed. Trees add an immeasurable value to the landscape. They protect the soil from erosion, they conserve moisture, they provide food and shelter for wildlife and they help clean the air. A tree can provide a beauty common only to itself. Celebrate Arbor Day by planting free trees donated by the Haywood County Soil Conservation District.

Eighth Review Club met for their January meeting at Nell Fox’s house with 18 members present and enjoyed Strawberry cake with roasted pecans provided by co-hostess, Janice Naylor. President Amy Moss opened the meeting with the Treasurer providing a report. Amy Moss provided a devotional about Twigs, little things in big packages and the Power of One. A small twig lodged in a fan caused an air-condition system not to work causing an expensive service bill yet one small acorn can produce acres of beautiful trees. Alice Powell McClanahan presented a program, which was

The Ninth Review Club met on February 7 at the home of Sue Keathley. We had a house full of ladies talking about a number of fun activities in the making. Our President, Margie Hooper, began the meeting by discussing several issues. Our Recording Secretary, Genie Taylor, read the minutes from our last meeting, and it was approved. Sue Keathley, Club Treasurer, gave the financial report. Our program was presented by Suzanne Wallace, who delighted the group with her review of Shel Silverstein’s book, Everything On It. To top it all off, Susan Ellis made a delicious carrot cake to

tempt the palate. Plans are being made for a very special end-of-theyear party in May, which we are all looking forward to. Pam Russell, who is in charge of the food for the Dancing with the Haywood Stars event, has asked for our help in making or buying things for the dinner to be served at the event. We are all so happy to help, as everything benefits the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Early voting is available by calling the center with your pledge of a charitable contribution .We are soliciting votes for Andrew Russell and Joann Banks! Call in today, and

Notice of grand jury meeting It is the duty of your grand jurors to investigate any public offense which they know or have reason to believe has been committed and which is triable or indictable in this county. Any person having knowledge or proof that such an offense has been committed may apply to testify before the grand jury subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code annotated, §40-12-104. The foreman in this county is presently Jerry Simmons, Brownsville, Tennessee. The grand jury will next meet on Monday, the 19th day of March, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. at the Haywood County Justice Complex. You may be prosecuted for perjury for any oral or written statement which you make under oath to the grand jury, when you know the statement to be false, and when the statement touches on a matter material to the point in question. Mary Bond Lonon Circuit Court Clerk

make your pledge. We are looking forward to our next meeting, which will be on March 6 at the home of Suzanne Wallace.

one particular day, it was just she and her mother at home and her mother was ironing. She asked her mother “Mudder, does little childrens play by themselves with the wagons when their Bubbers are gone?” Everyone found this so amusingly interesting coming from a two year old. Members were so appreciative to Alice for sharing about MinniePay’s first train ride and daily activities that reflected a time long past. Alice left us all with a desire to hear more because “Mimi” is fondly known by everyone. Our next meeting will be February 28 at the home of Mary Julia Gause.

Teague Kenser makes grand appearance Sydney, Ty and Addie would like to announce the arrival of their baby brother. Teague Kenser made his arrival at Jackson General on January 17, 2012 at 1:04 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs 6 ozs and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Danny and Lloyann Bishop. Grandparents are Bobby and Patsy Bishop from Jackson and Charlene Ferrell from Stanton. Teague was welcomed by a host of family and friends.

Fast Food for Thought By WALTER BATTLE As an adjunct instructor teaching agriculture economics at the University’s Ripley Center, I’m always researching for lecture materials. Recently I ran upon an article by Professor Jim Neel in the Extension Animal Science Update (February 2012),

which reported that McDonald’s revenue from Europe is greater than its revenue from the United States. The global fast food giant’s Europe sales made up 40 percent of its world revenue, while its U.S. revenues made up 34 percent of the total. I agree with Dr. Neel in that one would have

thought that U.S. fast food sales would be ahead of Europe in that the U.S. is recognized as the “fast food nation.” Neel suggested that maybe the difference can be attributed to the population in the area of Europe where McDonalds is merchandised is greater than that of the U.S.

Beef Quality Assurance Class Set By WALTER BATTLE

Ninth Review Club Meets

taken from excerpts of her grandmother’s (Gongie) handwritten journal about her darling two year old, Alice’s Aunt Minnie McRae Powell Miller (Mrs. Roots Miller) and her father’s (Mr. Thomas W. Powell) sister. The journal was titled “The Doings and Sayings of Minnie McRae Powell” from 1917-1918. The journal was recently unearthed when “Mimi” was going through some of her collected memorabilia. Alice shared several of the many nicknames “Mimi” used for her family. “Mimi” referred to Alice’s father as “Bubber”. Members were mesmerized with “Mimi’s” antics and especially her sayings. On

The Haywood County Extension office will be conducting Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) on Saturday, February 25, 2012 (9 - 10:30 a.m.) There will also be classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, February

28 (9 - 10:30 a.m.) and 29, 2012 (1:30 – 3 p.m.) This class, which teaches cattle producers all aspects of safe cattle handling procedures to ensure quality beef for consumers. By receiving BQA certification, cattle producers can qualify for

35% cost share to build facilities and improve herd genetics through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Enhancement Program. Please call 772-2861 to register so that materials can be prepared.

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Mrs. Cheri Nation Baynes Date of Death - February 19, 2012

Mrs. Cheri Nation Baynes, age 56, passed away in the Methodist University Hospital in

Memphis on February 16, 2012. Funeral Services were conducted Sunday, February 19, 2012 in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Burial followed in Trinity Cemetery at Nutbush. She is survived by her husband: Jerry Baynes, Brownsville; her parents: Harrell and Farna Nation Sr., Henning; three sons: Jeremy Daniels, Jacksonville, FL, Jamie Baynes (Leslie), Lee Baynes (Christina); one

daughter: Rachel Webb (Brandon); one sister: Joyce Holman (Tommy), all of Brownsville; two brothers: Jimmy Nation (Betty), Ripley, Harrell Nation Jr. (Janice), Jackson; 11 grandchildren: Cullen Daniels, Reagan Daniels, Shelley Webb, Kian Webb, Morgan Baynes, Claiborne Baynes, Blake Arender, Hannah Baynes, Hayden Baynes, Ethan Baynes and Emily Baynes.

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Mrs. Betty Joan (Jo) Culbreath Williams Date of Death - February 16, 2012

Mrs. Betty Joan (Jo) Culbreath Williams, age 72, ended her brave battle with cancer on Thursday evening, February 16, 2012 at her home in Toone. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 18, 2012 in

the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Dancyville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was a real estate broker and the owner of Williams Real Estate. In 2004 she received her auctioneer license for Tennessee and Mississippi. For 10 years she worked with Lynn Jackson Auctioneers and Real Estate in Bolivar. Mrs. Jo was the chairman of the Haywood County Democratic Party for five years and a member of the First Baptist Church in Toone. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by

her parents: Edward and Grace Brashars Culbreath; two brothers: Bobby Edward Culbreath and Billy Gene Culbreath. She is survived by her husband of 41 years: Dempsey Williams, Toone; her daughter: Rosemary Williams Moss (Skip) Brownsville; one grandson: Will Moss; one great-granddaughter: Makya Moss and a sister-in-law: Mary Alice Culbreath. Memorials may be made to the Jo Williams Cancer Memorial Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Toone, P.O. Box 96, Toone, TN 38381.

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MHDS recognized as a 4-Star Agency Jackson - the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) as a 4-Star Agency have honored Madison Haywood Developmental Services (MHDS), which is the highest quality rating from the department. In a letter to MHDS, Commissioner James M. Henry states, “For the past several years, DIDD has worked to establish a comprehensive quality management system which includes numerous mechanisms to measure the quality of services and supports provided by community-based providers.” The analysis system includes examination of: Outcome based quality assurance survey tools. Mechanisms for the review and trending of data related to incidents and investigations Additional quality-

related data available to DIDD “All of this information generates a portrait as relates to the level of performance of each provider,” Henry said. Based on these criteria, I am pleased to notify you that MHDS has been designated a 4-Star Agency for 2012.” “We are humbled by this recognition and know that is the combined effort of a dedicated Board of Directors and employed staff who truly place an emphasis on providing the best possible care to those lives entrusted to us,” William D. Brewer, Jr., MHDS Executive Director, said. “It is especially gratifying knowing that an agency of our size and scope was among a select few in the state receiving the 4-Star distinction. As always, the agency’s commitment is to further our mission of Advancing

the Quality of Life to those we serve.” MHDS currently serves approximately 265 adults who are intellectually disabled and employs over 400 staff in West Tennessee including Madison, Haywood, Hardeman, Hardin, Decatur, Chester, McNairy, Gibson, Fayette and Henderson counties with varying levels of service. The agency operates day and residential services on some basis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. MHDS Workshops, which offer skills training by performing work contracted through area businesses and industry, are located in Jackson, Brownsville and Bolivar. For more information or to learn of ways you can support MHDS and become involved, please call 731.664.0855 or visit the website at www.mhds. org.

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PEACEFUL CHAPEL MB 1221 Fairground Rd. 8 772-9473

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

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 700 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242

POPLAR CORNER BAPTIST 1010 Boyd Ave. • 772-0950

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

SHAW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST 3772 Shaw Chapel Rd. • 7727738

MARVIN CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 588 Marvin Chapel Rd. • 7726146

BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930 ANTIOCH BAPTIST 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682 BETHESDA MISSIONARY BAPTIST 126 Baxter St. • 772-3388 BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433 BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288 BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 7720717 CALVARY BAPTIST 624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192 CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 7721033 CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840 FIRST BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • 772-1187 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060 HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 731-2548746 HAYWOOD BAPTIST ASSN. 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 • 731-6080833 IGLESIA BAUTISTA CRISTO REY 1458 E. Main St. • 772-6024 LONDON BRANCH BAPTIST London Branch Rd. • 772-2283 LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1230 E. Jefferson St. • 772-8027 MACEDONIA BAPTIST 103 Macedonia Rd. • 772-4770 MERCER BAPTIST 1201 S. Dupree Ave. • 772-2536 NEW HOPE BAPTIST 586 Bond Ferry Rd. • 772-5616 NEW REVELATION MISSIONARY BAPTIST 400 Rawls St. • 772-1020 NEW VISION COMMUNITY 612 Fulton Rd. • 772-2663 OAKVIEW BAPTIST Winfield Lane • 772-3933

SNIPES GROVE BAPTIST 1272 Thornton Rd. • 772-5825 STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Covington Rd. • 548-6015 ST. PAUL BAPTIST 4270 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-1149 UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538 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 PROSPECT CME 10010 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-4426 PROSPECT CME #1 2656 Prospect Lane * 772-9070 STANTON UNITED METHODIST 115 Covington St. • 234-4914 ST. PETER CME 5519 Fulton Rd. • 772-5008 TABERNACLE CME 151 E. Thomas St. • 772-7774

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

UNION GROVE UNITED METHODIST 8118 Hwy 70 E. • 772-5168

CATHOLIC ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC 910 N. Washington Ave. • 7723514


CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST OF BEECH GROVE 778 Beech Grove Rd. • 772-3449 JEFFERSON STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-3316 CHURCH OF CHRIST 1238 Thorton Rd. • 772-3344 WESTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 3235 Hwy. 54 W. • 772-3810 STANTON CHURCH OF CHRIST Holland Avenue CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD BROWNSVILLE 1155 Berkley Dr • 772-5531 FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF GOD 221 S. Russell St. • 779-9585 ST. JAMES CHURCH OF GODCHRIST 305 W. Thomas St. • 772-0354 CHURCH OF GOD & CHRIST REFUGEE TEMPLE HOLINESS 977 King Ave. • 772-4166 EPISCOPAL CHRIST EPISCOPAL 140 N. Washington Ave. • 7729156 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL - JEHOVAH’S WITNESS 1040 Boyd Ave. •-772-6499 METHODIST BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT UMC 1489 E. Main St. • 772-9882 DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH 3515 Dancyville Rd. • 548-6725 DOUGLAS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 3659 Stanton - Koko Rd. • 731548-6800

TRUE LOVE TABERNACLE OF PRAISE MINISTRY 1456 E. Main St. • 780-5481 PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 109 W. College St. • 772-2893 OTHER BETHEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 5732 Rudolph Rd. BETHEL SUCCESS 19 N. Court Square • 772-0239 CHRIST CHURCH OF BROWNSVILLE 2120 Anderson Ave. • 772-9933 CHRIST TEMPLE APOSTOLIC 404 E. Cherry St. • 772-0064 CHRISTIAN FAITH TABERNACLE 2826 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-7112 CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS 687 Bell St. • 772-5357 FAITH DELIVERANCE 1193 Tamm St. • 772-2236 FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP 7720 Hwy. 54 N. • 772-4791 FIRST HOLINESS CHURCH 205 E. Jefferson Street GREAT HEIGHTS 1274 Thornton Rd. • 779-9689 GREATER NEW BIRTH OF CHRIST 505 Tyus St. • 772-8247 HOPE OF FAITH 900 S. Grand Ave. • 772-6700 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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Community & Church News On the Agenda Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday of each month – 4 p.m. Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd Thursday of every month - 4 p.m. Brownsville City Court Room Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday – 5 p.m. at the Utility Office Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month – 7 p.m. Haywood County Election Commission 2nd Thursday of the month – 5:30 p.m. in the election office Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m. Haywood County School Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month – 6 p.m. Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month – 7 p.m.

District #7 Fire Dept of Belle Eagle to sponsor a spaghetti supper District #7 Fire Dept of Belle Eagle is sponsoring a spaghetti supper including a Cake Walk on Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at Old Bradford School. All proceeds go to the Dist. #7 Fire Dept. Dunbar – Carver Alumni meeting to be held There will be a Dunbar – Carver Alumni meeting on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Carver Museum. All members are asked to be present. Invited guests are welcome.

from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Mary Jones, Tahesia Owens or Gwen Clark at 772-0526. Gwen Clark can also be reached at 548-2275 for the Stanton Center. Browns Creek Baptist Church annual family and friends day On Sunday, February 26th at 1 p.m., the Browns Creek Baptist Church will be having their Annual Family and Friends Day; families in the church will be singing. Everyone is invited to attend. Rev.Reginald Currie is pastor.

Haywood County Democratic Party to meet The Haywood County Democratic Party will meet on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the new Justice Complex located at 100 South Dupree at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 772-8719.

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

Head Start to hold Preregistration

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

Head Start will be having pre-registration for the 2012 – 2013 school year on February 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Head Start also offers extended hours for working parents

Weekly Devotional In Luke 5:17-26, two types of men came to hear Jesus, religious men and desperate men. Verse 17 says, “On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem...” On this day, the religious men came out in full force to assess his teaching by their own understanding of righteousness. On the same day, desperate men came carrying a paralytic. They ended up having to lower him down through the roof to get him to Jesus. Nothing could keep them from getting to Christ. Two types of men come to Jesus every Sunday in our churches. The religious come to be validated in their righteousness. They come to hear how wonderful they are doing in God’s sight. The desperate come because they know they are sinful. They know Jesus is their only hope and all their righteousness is found in him. Jason Velotta - Christ Church

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Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips “Grace is getting what you don’t deserve; Mercy is not getting what you do deserve.” Guest speaker Mark McSwain shared this quote Sunday morning at Zion. He used II Corinthians 12:8-9 as the focus of his sermon entitled, “His Grace is Enough”. If God can be trusted with our eternity, He can be trusted with our today. Thanks to Rad Ellington for stepping up to the plate as our music minister. Brother McSwain returned Sunday night and proved that he could sing as well. God has truly blessed this man with a testimony that he shared through his sermon. He used John 14:27 among various other Scripture passages to focus on “Shattered Dreams, Wounded Hearts and Broken Toys”! We must give them all to Jesus and live by faith. Jimmy and I enjoyed having dinner with Jerry Morris and Brenda Fox at KFC Tuesday night. We had a great time of fellowship while reminiscing! Jessie and Norma Austin went to the movies for their Valentine’s Day!

Allen Wright led our prayer meeting Wednesday night focusing on fighting Satan by putting on the armor of God. Granddaughter, Alivia went to church with me while Jason, Amanda, Justin and Britany visited with Jimmy. Allen Outlaw reported 15 attending the prayer breakfast with Brother Tim McPherson leading the devotion. If anyone would like to join this faithful group of men, they meet every Thursday morning at 6 in Zion’s family life center. Alice Elrod (mama) came over Thursday night and had dinner with us. Bradley Jones stopped by for a visit since he was the only one that showed up for the “GROW” outreach. Dee Moss was the speaker for the wild game supper held at Zion’s FLC Saturday night. About 83 men had a great time of fellowship and plenty of good food with lots of varieties. Thanks, Rad for the information. Congratulations to Brittany Hill on her new 4th grade teaching job at East Side Elementary School. She graduated

from University of Memphis with honors in December. She is the brideelect of Jonathan Ferrell and the daughter of Scotty and Pam Coburn. Thanks to Pam for the information and for reading this news each week. Congratulations to Allison Witherspoon who won first place in her division in the sparring competition. She enjoys participating in Ellington’s Martial Arts. Also, congratulations to Fayette Academy’s Vikings who finished with a sixth place medal in wrestling. Coach Mitch Platz along with son Cody was a part of this. Mark your calendars: Baby shower for Natalie Pinner is set for March 6 at 6:30 in Zion’s FLC. Spring Revival with Evangelist Dale Rose and Music Minister Terry Owen will be April 15 -18. Pray for those who are sick, our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins, those who have lost loved ones and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news or email me at People want to know!

Union News By Sylessie Ross “If the world hates you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.”John 15:18-21 Our associate minister, Rev. Lee preached a beautiful sermon Sunday. All in attendance enjoyed him. Our choir sang beautifully. We also held our birthday month program

with special guest, United Kingdom, King Solomon, and Union Spring Baptist Churches. We had a wonderful time. Please pray for those that have lost loved ones near and far. Please continue to pray for our sick and shutins: Florine Bond, Berdie Barden, Fannie McKinnie, Willie Herman Robinson, Virginia Robinson, Mary Robinson, Mary Taylor, Jessie Pender Jr., Thelma Bobbit, Sammie Hines, John Duckworth Sr., Curtis Harden, Eddie Hardin, Stacy Greer, Rev. Willie B. Jones, Laura (Peaches) Snipes, Estella Franks, Verma Ross, William Gaines, Walter Frank Chism, Cynthia Bullock Transor, Pearl Gray, Annie Flora Forrest, Pearline Jones, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Pirtle, Virginia Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Thomas White,

Glenn White, Rosie Lee Hines, Emma Lue Graves, Fannie Anderson, Mosie Mae Hines Fuller, Marvin Ross, Rev. J.V. Carney, John Drake, Rev. Liggins, Billy Golden, Tony Bass, James King and Rosetta (Aunt Dear)Williams, Willies’ aunt, she had open heart surgery last Friday and is doing better. Our thought for the week: Let this truth sink in to you: “You can’t do anything in your own strength and power that has any eternal benefit or lasting goodness. The Father always calls us to move just beyond what we can do in our own strength and power to trust and then obey, knowing full well that in our own strength, we’ll fail, but in Him, we will be able to do all things through Christ which strengthens us!”

Corner Katherine Horn

We are to the halfway mark on our free computer classes. Wow! We have been learning quite a bit and having fun while learning. We are excited about this great program. March classes will soon be upon us. The classes for March include: Creating a Facebook on March 6, Online Job Applications on March 13, and Tennessee Electronic Library on March 27. Each Tuesday class offers two class times: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. A Lab Day is set for each Friday at the same times: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Class size is limited to 10 persons per class. Please contact the library

to sign-up. There will be three classes offered in April as well. These classes are FREE! Lunch and Learn is set for Wednesday, February 29 at noon in the Library Meeting Room. We will have as our guest speaker Mr. Vaughn Cassidy with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation, Jackson Environmental Field Office, speaking to us about radon and its effects on us. Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert. Let’s Lunch and Learn at the Library! The Friends of the Elma Ross Public Library have an announcement to make. The date for

the Friends Annual Membership Dinner Meeting is set for Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p. m. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Carolyn Tomlin. Mrs. Tomlin is the coauthor of “The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister” and has a new book soon to be released titled “African Americans Who Made a Difference”. We are looking forward to having Mrs. Tomlin with us. All current Friends Members will be receiving information about our guest speaker, dinner reservation, and their yearly request for dues in the mail within the next few weeks. Happy Reading!

Around Town By Marty Williams Roland and Ann Reid, along with Joe and Sandra Fielding of Maple Springs, have freshly returned from a ten-day trip to Phoenix, AZ. They were all guests of son, Dr. Joe Reid. After a three day visit, Joe left with friends for Whistler, Canada for a week of snow skiing. While there, the Reid’s and Fielding’s spent a day in the beautiful artist town of Sedona, where they took pleasure in a lovely lunch. They managed to get in a visit with Ann’s sister, Betty Ross and husband, Bill, and met them at the Mariott Desert Ridge Resort for lunch. From there, they had an afternoon of fun and another lunch at Z-Taos in Scottsdale! Ahhhhhh… all in fantastic 70 degree-plus weather! Hot off the press! The Dancing with the Stars fundraiser, hosted by the Carl Perkins Advocacy Center, has been such an astronomical success that there will be a second show on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at the Ann Marks Performing Arts Theater at College Hill!! Oh, my gosh! The 13 celebrity teams have agreed to give the performance of their lives to help raise money for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Haywood County, not once… but twice! Those

‘hot legs’ must be looking for more action now that they are getting their dance routines down to perfection! Between the two performances, there should be enough seats for all who want to make their heart smile! Tickets can be purchased at the Carl Perkins Advocacy Center located at 130 Boyd Ave. or call 772-8378 for more information. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. I know Patrick and Ann Mann were tickled this past weekend! Their son, Tanner and his wife Lisa and children, came to hang out with them. It was good to see them! We got to “Fur baby-sit” for our youngest (Jami Beth) who went to Mardi gras with her roommate, Cassie Siler, this past weekend. We got the entertaining job of caring for her adopted special needs cat, handsome, Rascal Roo, and his bitsy eight week-old, adopted buddy, Baby Alvin. To wake up and find, at the bottom of the bed, a gorgeous, white, 17-pound cat with a 1 ½ pound tabby baby tucked under his huge chest, and an itty-bitty head hanging out over the cat nubby bed was a hoot! Animals! Don’t ya love em?! Lewis Crider, former

police detective with the Brownsville Police Dept., popped into Brownsville last week. He has been working in Memphis and Nashville for quite a few years and is trying to get work closer to his home in Jackson. His wife, Beth (daughter of Judy and Marvin DeBerry) now teaches in Jackson, at Northside High School and their daughter, McCauley is a senior in high school this year! Their son, Knox, is happily married. Mrs. Jo Cozart says that Mr. Roland is still in Crestview Rehab. Until this time, she and Mr. Roland had never been apart overnight, in more than 60 years! She says she is ready for him to come home and she is definitely ready to come home! Sleeping in the chair in Mr. Roland’s room is nice, but not as cozy as being in their own home. Everyone misses seeing him up at Subway! Peggy and Robert Haynes were in their glory this weekend with Stacy and baby Harris at their home! He is adorable! I think they would prefer Stacy and her husband let baby Harris live with them! Proud! Proud! Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111.

Allen News By Gail Barden Attendance was very good at Allen on Sunday morning. Brother Phil delivered a great message, and the choir sang the special music. Tracy and Eddie Davis were special visitors for the morning service, and Eddie gave his testimony, which was very touching. Eddie had spoken at our church in the past, and we were all very glad to have him and his sweet wife visiting again. The senior members of our church were treated to a luncheon immediately following the Sunday morning services. Gene Laster was our Sunday school teacher in the absence of David Stewart. Congratulations are in order for Ashley Harwell and Brad Richardson who are now engaged and looking forward to a summer wedding. We are so happy for them. Alicia, Claire, Will, Emily and I attended the GenerosiTEA at Woodlands Hills in Memphis on Saturday. Claire and her friend Eloise McDonald modeled in the fashion show for Itty Bitty Bella and participated in the many events offered. Lunch was served after the fashion show, and there was also a silent auction with all the proceeds from the event benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. It was such a beautiful and special event for such a good cause. I hope everyone is getting geared up for the Dancing with the Haywood Stars, which will be presented on March 10. The proceeds from this event will go to the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Early voting is possible by calling the center with your charitable contribution. I am a little partial, but I suggest voting for Andrew Russell and Joan Banks! This will be a fun event for Brownsville. Valentine’s Day was

always a special day for my mother. On that day in 1940, she gave birth to a sweet baby boy, my oldest brother, Woodrow. He was truly a gift and was a joy to everyone who knew him. He died when he was only 26, leaving a wife and 11-month old son, Todd, as well as his parents and siblings. My brother was so sweet, giving and loving, and he taught us a lot about love in our short time with him. We miss him. I hope that all of you had a great Valentine’s Day Happy Birthday to Allyson Byrum, Doug Kendrick, Jim Stephenson and Ethan Carter. We offer our sincere condolences to the family

of Jo Williams. She was such a sweet person and she will be missed. Please keep Mary Ann Mathias Nolan in your prayers. She is very ill and in need of our prayers. Also on our prayer list are Bertie Barden, Earnest Lytle, Carolyn Danley, Jim Stephenson, Martha Crutcher and Bobby Barden. Our Bible verse for this week is Psalm 103:1, which states, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail.barden@ Have a great week!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sugar Creek

Retirement Center News

By DeDe

The sun is shining inside Sugar Creek this week. We had a wonderful week last week and are still having a great one this week. Our residents are having lots of guests coming to visit and tons of fellowship going on. We do have the best residents around and we love each and every one of them. Don’t forget the POSTCARD CONTEST! Send more postcards, as we are trying to beat the record set last year of 1,000+ cards. We are close, but not there just yet. So if you have been thinking about sending some postcards now is the time to do it. Don’t procrastinate any longer, get those postcards mailed. We received a beautiful flower arrangement last week in memory of Emma Jane Gorman’s birthday. The Gorman family was so gracious enough to let us enjoy the beauty in that flower arrangement. Thanks so much for

bringing them for us to enjoy. February has been our month of birthdays for our residents as well as our staff. J.Martin-2, Laura Richards-3, Geneva Cooper and R.Franks-9, Katherine Hooper-10, L.Castro-11, R.Kelley-12, Grace Mulligan-17, Marie Aulridge-26. I told you we had a lot of birthdays this month. Happy Birthday to all of you. Our Sweetheart room was a success. Aseracare came and put together a Hospice room for our residents to see what can be done in your home or here if the need arises. Someone can go home and be taken care of just as well as in a hospital. Hospice can bring out anything you need to make sure you or your family member is taken care of all in the comfort of being at HOME. Ms. Jottye Newman and Ms. Margaret Ann have been feeling under the weather this past

week. Ms. Marie Aulridge had cataract surgery on Thursday and seems to be doing well. Hope everyone gets to feeling back up to par this week, don’t like them feeling bad. Please keep them in your prayers and also our wonderful doctors in Brownsville that take care of each of us. They do an amazing job and we just love them all for the wonderful care we each receive from them. The weather is constantly changing, so please take the time to check in on someone that needs you. See if you could do something to make their day a little brighter. You see, when we do something like that it not only brightens their day, but also does wonders for your soul. Remember our home is just down the street from everywhere, so come on out and visit us sometime. You may just decide to stay for a long while. What are you waiting for?

Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams “God watches with us through every sleepless night.” This is our Thought for the Week by James Ettwein of Nebraska as published in the Upper Room Devotional. In the middle of the night our imagination can run wild and the anxiety becomes more than we can bear. When this happens if we meditate on God’s promise of peace and present our cares to Him in prayer and ask for Him to take away the anxiety and give us peace and before long slumber will settle in and you will soon be fast asleep. The First Annual West TN Hunters for Kids stew which was held on Saturday, February 18, was a great success. The stew sold out within 45 minutes. There was great fellowship by all who attended while all helping out a great cause. Next month the West TN Hunters for Kids will be going to Crockett County with another

stew fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this event. A special thank you to James Swindle, Darin Emison and Roland Reid for starting this program. Mt. Pleasant UMC has bible study every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and join in on this study. Travis and I enjoyed another wonderful meal at J’s diner on Friday night. Jerry and Peggy Lewis and Georgie McBride were also there. I think J’s will become the Friday night place to be. Great service, great food and always great fellowship. My daughter, Krystle and I attended my niece, Hayley Roten’s ninth birthday party on Sunday, February 19 at Magic Skates in Jackson. I sure wanted to put skates on and join in the fun, but I kept visualizing a broken bone and decided I would be a spectator instead. Congratulations to Mrs.

Esther Bendush. She received a great Valentines gift. She became a very blessed great -grandmother of twins. Happy birthday wishes this week to Trey Allen, Chelsea Freels, Alan Warren and Jamie Watson. Prayer requests this week include Opal Watson, Virginia Hayes, Jimmy Ray Kirkland, Ken Buie, Carol Bruce, Greg Evans, Ronald Bruce, Jimmy Swain, Prentice Elrod, Perry Ann McCloud, Linda Hayes, Robert Campbell, Anneli Myers, Enid Powell, Fletcher Lewis, Shirley Morgan, the military, the nation and the community. Sympathy to the families of Mrs. Cheri Baynes, Mrs. Jo Williams, Mr. Augusta Winfrey and Mrs. Juanita Jones in the loss of their loved ones. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885, after 5 p.m. Until next week....God bless.

Crestview News Wow! Our Valentine event was such a fun time and a great event! Our dining room was filled with anxious people waiting to hear who our Valentine King and Queen was going to be. We are proud to announce that our Valentine Queen is Mrs. Linda Holt and our Valentine King is Mr. Frank Neal. Congratulations to them both. We would like to thank the Singing Painter, Scott French, for bring our special entertainment for the evening. What a testimony he has! We welcome Mrs. Matilda Landreth, Mrs. Pansy Bond and Mr. Clint

Minor Jr. to our facility and hope they enjoy their stay with us. Thank you to First United Methodist Church, Family Life Fellowship youth, 14th Review Club and all others who brought our patients Valentine’s cards, balloons, etc. They all loved them. Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, First Holiness Women, St. John’s Baptist Church, First Assembly of God Church, Oakview Baptist Church, Family Life Fellowship Youth, Faith Deliverance ladies, Mrs. Ann Nuckolls, Mrs. Mary Barkens, Bingo ladies and Mrs. Gennett

Rogers. Thank you to Mrs. Janet Boggan for donating Kleenex for Bingo prizes. On February 28 we will be having our champagne ball at 6:30 in the evening in the dining room. It’s always a lot of fun. Our patients get all dressed up in their Sunday best. They really enjoy getting dressed up. We will be serving refreshments. Everyone is invited to come. Hope to see you there! Thought for the Week: “Today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a visit of hope.”

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “How do we show our love for God?” was the question asked by our pastor. He mentioned three ways we can demonstrate our love. We must pay attention to the leading of the Holy Spirit. He will never conflict with the teaching of the Bible. Other things can so easily crowd the Lord out. (2) Pass it on to our children and grandchildren, beginning when they are small, talking about the things of God. (3) Practice it. It’s one thing to know what God tells us to do, quite another to follow through and obey them. Each one stands guilty before God, but can be forgiven. When we confess our sin and trust Jesus, He will cancel our sin and save us. The church welcomed Clint Scaff into its fellowship. Danny Simpson sang, “Lazarus, Come Forth.” Such a wonderful message in song. Happy birthday to Harbert Borders, Ben Norris and Kathy Hopper. Happy anniversary to Lynn and Maryteen Haak. A birthday celebration

was given for Nathan Patterson at the home of his grandmother, Jewell Overton last Sunday. Those helping him to celebrate were his parents, Terry and Bonnie Patterson, brothers Gary and Michael and sisters Kathy Patterson and Terri Lynn Mask and her two children Jeanie and Taylor. We express our sympathy to Helen Hastings in the death of her much loved pet dog. Have you heard how Valentine’s Day got it’s beginning? A Christian man by the name of Valentine, who was later martyred, wrote a letter to his wife expressing his love for her and signed it, “Your Valentine,” thus Valentine’s Day was begun. Those on the sick list needing our prayers are Bobby Barde, Mark Stephens is much improved, Olga Sellari is home following a stay in the hospital, Glenn Claboun is in the hospital and Sharon Wynn is having health problems in Nicaragua. We rejoice with Linda Hayes over the

good report, the tumor is shrinking. Whitney Elrod is back in the hospital. Others are Ruth Taylor, Viola Brown, Ted Mann (a very sick man), Betty Barden, Phil Emison, Louise Coleman, Teresa Owens, Faye Calhoun, Lucille Hight and Fletcher Lewis. Also include Rex Bond, Ray and Janie Hight, Annalee Myers, Melissa Houy, Wilma Gallagher and Lucion English. Congratulations to Judith Ann and Ricky Cartwright. They are the happy parents of their sixth son, named Isaac Titus. The proud grandparents are Travis and Kathy Clenney. Jewell Overton’s grandson, Michael Patterson, entered his design in the Operation Christmas Child discovery to find the best logo for it. He won with over 9,000 voting for him. It will appear on t-shirts and everything having to do with the operation. Churches in the MidSouth area exceeded the goal of 480,000 shoeboxes collected and over eight million in the U.S.

Stanton News By Debbie Sterbinsky The saga of Dick Woodland has yet to be completed; when we are able to finish the research on Choatie Cemetery we’ll give you an update. I had hoped to expand on his children this week, but time constraints have limited our research. You can find a family tree of Dick Woodland on, but all the information listed has yet to be checked for documentation. I learned a long time ago to only use what you find online as a guideline. Always double check research you receive from others; it is very easy to get confused due to naming practices used during earlier times. Siblings not only named their children after their parents and grandparents, but also their brothers and family members; thus making way for several people of the same age to have the same names. Orders for the Stanton PTA Cookbook are still coming in. We expect to have these ready in a couple of weeks. For the most part, we have tried to copy the original book, but a few pages needed to be re-typed due to aging. A Table of Contents and two different indexes were added as well. One index is an alphabetical list of the submitters with their respective recipes; the other is an index by section and submitter. This cookbook contains several sections: Cakes and Cookies, Desserts, Fish, Meat and Game, Vegetables and Salads and Hints. The original advertisements and their phone numbers have brought back lots of memories for those from Stanton. We have been out of

pocket again, this time anxiously awaiting the birth of a new granddaughter. I’ll have more on this new addition later. By the time you read this, she should be here! While out of town, we were also able to attend the graduation of our nephew, Ben Baci, from Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT). We received the red carpet tour at Sheppard AFT, TX and watched Ben receive his wings as an F-16 fighter pilot. Yeah…we’re proud!!! OK, back to Stanton…. Finally!! Ditch work has begun!!! We know it took a long time, but it’s here now so we have a few things you need to know. Phase I consists of the main drainage canal south of the railroad. The contractor

began in the Mayhill area and plans to work back toward the downtown area. We should be seeing some major work in the coming weeks. Be careful traveling on Pond Road due to heavy equipment in the area. Photos of the work in progress may be seen on the Stanton Public Works Facebook page. Residents and former residents of Stanton, you may mail Stanton news to me at P.O. Box 181, Stanton, TN 38069, reach me at the Stanton Welcome Center/Library at 731548-2564, or e-mail me at: stantonwelcomecenter@ Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future and report current events.

Public Notices

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 22, 2012 at 2:00PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Sharron R. King, an unmarried person, to Larry S. Banks, Trustee, on March 3, 2001 at Record Book 86, Page 115; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a point in the South right of way of State Highway 76 (US Highway 79 & 70A) in the Northwest corner of this now described tract and the Northeast corner of the Herring Cemetery; runs thence North 47 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds East with the South right of way of said highway 210 feet to point; runs thence South 36 degrees 43 minutes 6 seconds East 210 feet to a point; runs thence South 47 degrees 45 minutes West 210 feet to a point in the East line of Fran Dedmon (see Will Book O, Page 399); runs thence North 36 degrees 43 minutes 6 seconds West 210 feet to the South right of way of said highway and to the point of beginning. Street Address: 6310 Highway 79 North, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 050-034.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Sharron R. King The street address of the above described property is believed to be 6310 Highway 79 North, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-028566 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant

to Deed of Trust executed by Dennis Tisdale, a married person, and wife, Dianne Tisdale, to Charles R. Pettigrew, Trustee, as trustee for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. on July 25, 2001 at Book 232, Page 516; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: The following described property located in the Seventh (7th) Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the East margin of Cherry Lea Lane, said stake being 18 feet from the center of said lane and being the Southwest corner of Lot 10, Section C, Hayes Subdivision, and being the Northwest corner of this now described lot; runs thence East with the South line of Lot 10, 150 feet to a stake, said stake being the Southeast corner of Lot 10; runs thence South 80 feet to a stake; runs thence West 150 feet to a stake in the East margin of said lane; runs thence North with the East margin of said lane 80 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 1340 Cherry Lea Lane, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 075M A 086D 012.01 Current Owner(s) of Property: Dennis Tisdale and wife, Dianne Tisdale Other interested parties: Haywood Community Hospital, c/o David L. Mendelson, Attorney, Mendelson Law Firm The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1340 Cherry Lea Lane, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Haywood Community Hospital, c/o David L. Mendelson, Attorney, Mendelson Law Firm All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time

Notice Notice is hereby given that any person or persons having claims or an interest in the following described vehicle should notify within ten (10) business days, by certified mail, return receipt requested to Jimmy Bizzell 1022 Highway 51 North Covington, TN 38019, of said interest or claims. This is notice of Mr. Bizzell’s intent to apply for a title to the following described vehicle. 1987 Honda 250 Rebel VIN # JH2MC1311HK200248

and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901) 767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-025020 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Geneva Davis Docket #PR - 6 Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of February 2012, Letters Testamentary of administration in respect to the estate of Geneva Davis who died on December 6, 2011 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 17th day of February 2012, (Signed) Jesse Davis, Jr., Executor Estate of Geneva Davis D. Nathaniel Spencer Attorney for the Estate By: Sarah H. Levy, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 02-23-12 & 03-01-12

NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Lu, Inc. PROJECT NO.: 98047-4148-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNJ120 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 54-5122, 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 03/30/12.



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Right to Know 2-13-12 Mohammad A. Ghanem – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License - $3000 Jessie James Murphy Jr. – Evading Arrest, Felony, Possession Schedule VI With Intent, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea, Evading Arrest, Driving With No License, Violation of Probation - $0 2-14-12 Keisha Vonsha Gibbs – Violation of Probation - $150,000 2-15-12 Preston Bradford – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Driving Under the Influence $7500 Andres Castano – Theft of Property Over $1000 - $20,000 Aramis Franklin – Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Property, Vandalism, Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Property, Violation of

Probation - $0 Jessie Lee Jones – Shoplifting – Theft of Property - $0 Michael Jones – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License $0 Diana Vargas – Theft of Property Over $1000 - $0 Damascus Willingham – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License 2nd Offense - $0 2-16-12 Stacy Hammond Deberry – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License - $350 Parrish Lemon Transon Jr. – Theft of Property Over $500 - $2500 2-17-12 Dedric D. Cross – Violation of Probation - $500 Kimble Arnez Hess – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License 4th Offense, Driving Under the Influence 3rd Offense, Violation of Probation - $0

Ticie Ann Johnson – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Speeding, Financial Responsibility – Insurance - $3000 Jeremy C. Jones – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea, Simple Possession Schedule VI/ Casual Exchange - $5000 Lee Liggons – Violation of Probation - $100,000 Lucius Nathanel Mason – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Due Care - $3000 Gregory Patrick Wilson – Evading Arrest, Possession Schedule VI With Intent, Resisting Stop, Arrest - $0 2-20-12 Kenyatta Bond – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License $2500 Travis Lamont Jarrett – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Disregard Stop Sign - $5000

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Sandra E. Austin – Driving While License Suspended - $100 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended Time Served, 6 Months Supervised Probation Ortaves A. Boyd – Driving While License Suspended, Probation Violation – Probation Revoked, Sentence Reinstated, Probation Extended 1 Year Tashantay N. Douglas – Release Hearing, Theft of Merchandise – Shoplifting – Paid in Full, Dismissed Holly L. Lambert – Failure to Dim Lights – Dismissed on Costs Lesean M. Miller – Illegal Possession Schedule VI, Release Hearing – Dismissed, Paid in Full Kelsey Moore – Domestic Assault, Release Hearing – Dismissed, Paid in Full Quinton Marand Moore – Domestic Assault – Aggravated – Amended to Domestic Assault – $100 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 90 Days, 1 Year Supervised Probation, Credit 44 Days Quinton Marand Moore –

Aggravated Burglary – Nolle Nancy J. Nelms – Release Hearing, Simple Possession Schedule VI – Dismissed, Paid in Full Sherrica M. Taylor – Driving While License Suspended, Speeding – Guilty, Warning Sherrica M. Taylor – Driving While

License Suspended – Dismissed on Costs Robert M. Sosa – Domestic Assault – Guilty, $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 10 Days, Credit 10 Days, 1 Year Supervised Probation

FARM FOR SALE Haywood County will accept sealed bids on 70.36 acres (Map 88, Parcel 2) located at the County Farm. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 P.M. on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Haywood County Mayor’s Office. For information, please contatct County Mayor Franklin Smith or County Farm Superintendant Clinton Neal. Haywood County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. A. Franklin Smith County Mayor 772-1432 or 772-7975

NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: RMD Holdings,LTD dba Nationwide Constr. Group PROJECT NO.: 98047-4164-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNJ358 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 04/09/12.

Notice of Election The City of Brownsville will conduct an election on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, for the purpose of electing Aldermen for Wards 1 and 3. Petitions may be picked up from the Haywood County Election Commission Office on the lower level of the Courthouse in Brownsville during regular business hours Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 11:30 – 12:30, unless posted otherwise). The deadline to file the qualifying petitions is 12 noon on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Handicapped and/or elderly persons who believe that their polling places are inaccessible are encouraged to vote early or may vote at the Election Commission Office on Election Day. Voters who intend to vote at the Election Commission Office on Election Day must notify the commission in writing no later than June 9, 2012. PHOTO ID Federal or state government issued photo ID is now required to vote, unless an exception applies. College student IDs will not be accepted. To learn more about the new law and its exceptions, please call 731-772-1760 or visit Haywood County Election Office Courthouse – Lower Level 1 N. Washington Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012 731-772-1760

Haywood County Election Commission Joan Banks, Chairman Aubrey Bond, Secretary Ida Ruth Bradford Jan McAdams Gene Campbell Andrea Smothers, Administrator

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Deer Season is Over, What Now? So, what happens between now and September for you dedicated deer hunters that aren’t into fishing? Or for any dedicated outdoorsman for that matter? Well, believe it or not, you can still kick it into high gear

by getting ready for the next one. Most hunters miss some of the best opportunities for extending their passion for the sport. Now is the time to continue the scouting – not necessarily looking for signs, although you

should be. But turn your attention to the sheds for the next few weeks. That is a sport into itself. It not only extends the scouting process (deer still move along the same trails and have to eat.) But finding good sheds is a real treat.

W h i t e t a i l s are creatures of habit. They bed down and browse all day. In so doing, they create trails that they will most likely return to come fall. Look for trails between hilly saddles and between ridges. We are blessed with the peaks and valleys like you find in Middle Tennessee, but neither are the deer. Tufts of hair from barbed-wire fences, bedding spots and similar signs will help you identify good ambush points for stand locations. Landscape features don’t change much from year to year, so neither does the typical game trails. Funnels, bottlenecks and openings between fields that were there this past season most likely will be there the

next. Those of you that frequent the same woods from year to year have a distinct advantage in being able to locate highly traveled trails as the season progresses. Most likely, they will remain productive come September. That may not be true so much in Haywood and surrounding counties because of crop rotations, so keep that in mind as you move with the seasons. A new corn crop can really pay dividends, as the deer will be as pleased with the change as you are. Consider where the deer are coming and going. Are they going to and from water that will be there throughout the year? And don’t forget the mast crops. This

past year had an abundance of acorns that kept many close to their prime territory, which could change toward the end of summer, so make your scouting a regular event that extends over the coming months. This will also offer you the opportunity to prune a promising area for stands, instead of tromping around the area a week before season thinking you are quite the hunter. This should be done long before the season starts, as new growth appears that you otherwise wouldn’t identify when the shooting begins. Scouting is by no means insurance for successful fall, but it sure will give you a leg up on those who don’t. Get Outside and Good Luck!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tomcats take third, will face Liberty Saturday night By JEFF IRELAND Overall, first-year Haywood coach Kendall Dancy was happy with the way his young team performed in the District 13-AA tournament. The Tomcats defeated Crockett County, 7569, last Wednesday in the quarterfinals before dropping a heartbreaker Friday night in the semifinals, 77-76, against Westview. On Monday night ,the Tomcats rebounded to defeat Ripley, 7569, in the tournament consolation game to take third place. “I was pleased with how the guys played,” Dancy said. “Especially the effort.” Haywood (21-8) advances to the Region 7-AA quarterfinals with a game Saturday at 7 p.m. at Liberty Magnet, the second seed out of District 14-AA. A win there would pit the Tomcats against the McNairy CentralCovington winner Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lexington High School.

The season is over for the loser. Haywood came within an eyelash of making the district tournament title game. After Sadarius Delk made a pair of free throws with 2:43 left in the game against Westview, Haywood led 74-65. The lead was still seven after Nigel Peeples made two from the charity stripe with 1:42 left, but Westview closed the game on an 8-0 run to win. With three seconds left in the game, Westview’s Jazell Baker drove to the basket and was fouled. He converted the first free throw for the game winner. Haywood freshman Kyler Douglas had a big game for Haywood, scoring six in the fourth quarter and leading all scorers with 21. Montravious Maclin scored eight in the first quarter for Haywood and finished with 18. Chris Evans led Westview with 20. “We didn’t close out the Westview game the way we would have

Haywood junior Montravious Maclin maneuvers in the paint Friday night against Westview in the District 13-AA semifinals. Maclin scored 18 points, but the Tomcats fell 77-76. Haywood came back with a win over Ripley the consolation game and will play at Liberty Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Region 7-AA quarterfinals. Photo by Jeff Ireland liked,” Dancy said. “We just didn’t capitalize on the halftime adjustments we talked about, didn’t close out on 3s … It’s a learning experience.” Haywood sophomore Tarcus Hughes scored 26 points against

Crockett County as the Tomcats ended the Cavaliers’ season in the quarterfinals. Jeffrey Starks hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 13. Devin Nash led the Cavs with 21.

Saturday’s game against Liberty, a program that has won two state titles and been a regular in the state tournament, will present a big challenge for a young Haywood team.

“With a win going into the region, that’s all I can ask for,” Dancy said. “It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for a young team and a young coach.”

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The Brownsville States-Graphic  

The February 23, 2012 issue of the Brownsville States-Graphic.

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