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Franks released from Jail By CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com The case of former Haywood County Softball Coach, Chanda Franks, 36, continued this time in Madison County, this month, as Franks decided to enter a plea agreement with the court. Franks was arrested early last year by the Brownsville Police Department, following suspension from her job after she loaned her car to one of her softball students. Further investigation brought on sex charges, following the discovery of a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Franks faced charges in both Madison and Haywood County.

Award winners from this year’s Chamber Banquet take time for a picture. Photo By Calvin Carter

Chamber holds annual banquet By CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com

A transition period is rarely an easy time for organizations, especially when trying to gather the community for such events like Tuesday’s Brownsville Haywood County Chamber Of Commerce Banquet. But as the seats quickly filled at the Brownsville Country Club, any issues with attendance were quickly assuaged. Current Chamber Board President Bob Wallis also reinforced the success of the banquet when he announced how

many tickets were sold this year. “We had 182 tickets sold this year,” Wallis said. And honestly, who would want to miss such an event. While the promise of good food and fellowship is enough for some people to attend the event, it’s perhaps the awarding of hard working individuals and businesses in the community that’s the real highlight. After the meal was served, the event truly began with Chamber Board Past President Albert Campbell taking the stage, and

reminiscing about his time as president on the board. “Anyone who’s worked on the board would know that I’ve had the privilege of working with some great, great people,” Campbell said. While the awards portion eventually took center stage, the banquet also provided a surprise announcement. Thanks to the chamber and Jackson State Community College, Brownsville will receive more access to education, future Chamber Board President Clinton Neal said. “We will be offering

classes here in Brownsville in the summer so students can take a full load,” Bobby Smith, Jackson State Community College Interim Vice President For Academic Affairs said. “And it will not just be for high school students. This will also be for employees, your neighbor for anyone.” The Tennessee Technology Center at 401 Morgan Street will offer the courses, and they will not be geared for Chanda Franks college only. “We’ll have an educated On January 11, 2012, Franks pleaded guilty workforce. I think it’s a in Madison County Court to three counts of great thing for us,” Neal aggravated statutory rape and coercion of a later added. witness. She was sentenced to two years on see BANQUET page 3 each count. Franks would have served a total of six years, but due to the plea deal, she would be placed on supervised probation for six years. If she violates that probation, then it is up to the court to determine her punishment. Judge David Hayes was the presiding judge sitting on the case in Madison County. But Franks isn’t free. According to representatives from the Madison County Jail, Franks was transported to the Haywood County jail on Thursday January ago we haven’t updated 12, 2012. Franks was also indicted in March 2011 yet,” he said. “It’s like it’s on five counts of statutory rape by an authority tattooed in our brains…. figure and nine counts of sexual battery by an We have to get up to speed authority figure. in everything that we do. On Monday, January 24, in Haywood County We have to make sure we Court, Franks had another plea deal where are teaching kids the most she agreed to some of the charges including up to date information. statutory rape and coercion of a witness. Circuit The people that answered Judge Clayburn Peeples suspended Franks’ these questions right were sentence of six years. She is currently placed CEO’s because they know under probation. the market.” Franks will have to register as a sex Besides, Rosling, offender. Sterbinsky also enjoyed hearing discussions on numerous other research findings, including the subjects of defining Melvin Bond academic achievement and the value of teaching. Sterbinsky also got the chance to view a few schools, including Swedish pre-school that for the most part, has its students and classes, aged one to six, outside from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain, snow or shine. Yet, the trip wasn’t Mary Lonon entirely all business. Sterbinsky and his wife Clarke Converse were able to travel into downtown Stockholm, as well as view the only authentic Viking site in the world. But even during his time of recreation, the mayor is already planning to bring some ideas back home. While going over pictures of downtown, and their holiday decorations, Sterbinsky added “They’ve Susan Evans really given me some ideas for Christmas in Stanton.”

International Mayor

Sterbinsky travels to international conference By CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com

Allan Sterbinsky

Some people aren’t able to start off the New Year by traveling overseas. However, this fact definitely did not apply to Stanton Mayor Allan Sterbinsky and his wife, Stanton Library and Welcome Center Director Debbie. The Sterbinsky’s traveled to Sweden recently, where the mayor got the opportunity to learn some interesting items concerning education. He was also able to provide research of his own in that particular field, and, of course, partake in some local culture. Earlier last year, it was reported that Sterbinsky was one of

two members from the US asked to serve on the International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), where he was also granted the opportunity to present his research at their 25th annual meeting in Malmo, Sweden. The annual conference serves as an idea exchanging and breeding ground for educational researchers and policy makers to figure out how to make schools more effective. “There were hundreds of people from the education field from around the world and either researchers or administrators at the state or multi-state level,” Sterbinsky recalled. For his research, Sterbinsky looked at the recent developments at home in the form of the West Tennessee Megasite. Specifically, while also recalling the hard work that figures such as Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith have put in to make the project more of a reality, Sterbinsky’s research caused him to explore the community involvement in schools. He used the Jackson Business Chamber’s current idea to use education to produce local employees who are qualified to work in whatever industry the

megasite pulls. “The business chamber in Jackson is working with their schools to develop a five-year plan to produce these qualified employees,” Sterbinsky said. “I looked at the business side and the education side and asked ‘What are the dynamics?’” Sterbinsky noted that there’s a different mentality when it comes to producing and expecting results in business as compared to dealing with children. While Sterbinsky offered his findings, he may have taken away much more in the form of ideas and theories from the numerous speakers and panels he experienced. One in particular, Professor Hans Rosling, impressed him so much, that the mayor is already thinking of ways to bring Rosling’s research to Brownsville and Haywood County. Rosling’s presentation began by asking social studies related questions to those in attendance. Much to the audience’s shock, everyone got the questions wrong, Sterbinsky said. So how does a room full of researchers and administrators in education get a few social studies like questions wrong? “His point was that things that we learned 30 years

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Ellington School of Martial Arts Ellington School of Martial Arts is growing everyday. We have more openings at this time if you are interested please call Ricky Ellington at 7800649. Here is a list of our students front row left to right: Lynn Kirkpatrick – Brown belt, Ricky Ellington – Instructor 3rd Degree Black belt, Carson Ward – Yellow Belt, Sam Haynes – Yellow Belt, Braydyn Riley – White Belt, Jacob Ellington – Red Belt Second Row left to right: Tritt Ellington – Brown belt, Cee Jay Patterson – Blue Belt, Drake Sills – Green Belt, Carley Riley – Blue belt, Everett Wright – Yellow belt, Dikota Shockey – Yellow belt Back row left to right: Ford Ellington – Brown belt, Thomas Tritt – Brown belt, Justin Jacocks – White belt, Ayden Taylor – Yellow belt, Laura Kirkpatrick – Blue belt, Deavon Shockey – Green belt, Ryan Siler – Brown belt, Timmy Barnes – green belt Not Pictured: Allison Witherspoon – Yellow belt, Elizabeth Tritt – Purple belt, Trevor Lott – Blue belt, Graham Morris – Yellow belt, Katelyn Evans – Yellow belt

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BANQUET contined After the surprise announcement, the event switched to the awards portion. This year, nine awards were given, each with different sponsors. The Volunteer Of The Year Award, sponsored by Conner Real Estate, went to Steve Vanstory. Vanstory’s yearlong efforts on the sports fields and tennis courts in Brownsville have accumulated to 500700 volunteer hours. Educator Of The Year, sponsored by Lee Berry State Farm went to two time Haywood County Junior High School Teacher of The Year, Mary Jane Williams. Recycling Business And Industry of The Year, sponsored by Haywood County Solid Waste went to The Economy Store and Teknor-Apex Haywood

Company. Ambassador Of The Year, sponsored by Golden Circle Insurance was awarded to a surprised Jody Lea of Lea And Simmons Funeral Home. Small Business Of The Year, sponsored by Sugar Creek Retirement went to the highly successful Golden Circle Insurance. Business Of The Year, sponsored by First State Bank, went to Sonic Drive-In. Industry Of The Year, sponsored by Lea & Simmons Funeral Home went to Cascade-IFC. Man Of The Year sponsored by INSOUTH Bank went to Harvey Livingston who received a standing ovation while accepting his award. Livingston appeared surprised yet extremely humble while accepting his award. “I really do appreciate this, Livingston said.

“And all I can say is that I do the best I can with what I got.” And finally, Woman Of The Year, sponsored by First South Bank, went to Marcina Harris who also received a standing ovation while accepting her award. Although surprised, Harris admitted that there was a clue she probably should have given more notice. “This is really a surprise,” she said. “When I walked in, I should have known something was up because I saw so many people here from my church.” In the end, based full crowd and awards given, many would think that the banquet came off as a big success for the chamber.

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Unemployment rate drops By: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com More good news for Tennessee’s unemployment rate came recently via the Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis. Through a press release, Davis announced that the state’s unemployment rate for December fell to 8.7 percent, down from the November’s rate of 9.1. “This is the lowest unemployment rate Tennessee has experienced since December 2008 when the rate was 8.4 percent,” Commissioner Davis said. “The drop in Tennessee’s rate is largely due to a notable increase of 11,200

employed persons from November to December.” Once again, the national rate dropped for December, being listed at 8.5 percent, a decrease of 0.2 from the previous month. “The drop in Tennessee’s unemployment rate mirrors what is happening nationally, but Tennessee has had much stronger employment growth,” UT Economist Bill Fox said. For a minor breakdown: from November to December, professional and business services increased 5,400 jobs; durable goods manufacturing was up by 1,000 jobs; and clothing and clothing accessories stores increased by 700

jobs. From November to December, leisure and hospitality decreased by 3,500 jobs; state government educational services was down 2,500 jobs; and mining, logging, and construction declined by 1,900 jobs. Going by year-overyear increases, local government education services were up 11,200 jobs; mining, logging, and construction was up 7,100 jobs; and manufacturing increased by 6,900 jobs. Employment decreases took place in trade, transportation, and utilities, which were down by 5,500 jobs; information was down 1,300 jobs; and hospitals declined by 900 jobs.

The STAR Center Receives $25,000 from the Walmart Foundation

Jackson–The STAR Center announced today that it has received a $25,000 grant from \the Walmart Foundation – State Giving Program. The STAR Center’s mission is closely aligned with that of the Walmart Foundation - to support organizations with programs that create opportunities so people can live better. The grant from the Walmart Foundation will help the STAR Center to provide educational needs to youth ages 12-25 and job skills/readiness training for adults with disabilities. The STAR Center’s

mission is to serve as a model demonstration, resource, and training center dedicated to insuring that all children and adults with disabilities or other special needs maximize their potential for independence and achieve their personal goals of employment, learning, and independent living. The most powerful service the STAR Center provides is its commitment to each client for as long as it takes to reach their individual goals regardless of their ability to pay. Overall STAR strives to be a place of hope where

children and adults with disabilities gain their independence through assistive technology, educational, training, job skills, employment, creative therapies, and support services! We believe that making a difference one person at a time is how we change the world, and our lifechanging services are a living example of the truth and power of this belief.  “The STAR Center is extremely grateful to the Walmart Foundation – State Giving program for selecting us to receive this funding. We are completely invested

in helping children and adults in Jackson and surrounding communities meet their goals of education, independence, and employment,” said John Borden, CEO, STAR Center. The STAR Center was founded in 1987 by an all-volunteer staff in a donated classroom. It is now one of the largest Assistive Technology centers in the nation. Walmart believes in a philosophy of operating globally and giving back locally. They are proud

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Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

End of an Era I was saddened by some news that passed across the television screen on Sunday reporting the death of college football icon Coach Joe Paterno, the legendary coach of the Penn State Nitanny Lions. Early reports coming from the Paterno camp reported that the Coach had been recently diagnosed with lung cancer. My first reaction questioned the listed cause of death. Was his death the result of lung cancer or was it the result of a broken heart? For those who are not in the know when it comes to college football, this little brief biography will fill you in on just who Coach Joe Paterno really was. Coach Paterno was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 21, 1926. He attended Brown University where he played football as a quarterback and a cornerback. Originally, Paterno planned to become a lawyer, but instead signed on as a coach at Penn State. Needless to say, the decision was not accepted with much enthusiasm by his parents. His college coach, Rip Engle, had just become head coach at Penn State in 1950 and persuaded Paterno to go with him as an assistant coach. He

was named head coach in 1965 and made his debut in 1966. During his 46 seasons as head coach, his 409 victories placed him at the top with the most victories in college football. He led the Nitanny Lions to 37 bowl appearances and scored 24 bowl victories. He had five undefeated teams and was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007. He was offered several head coaching positions that included the Pittsburg Steelers, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. According to news sources, he accepted the position with the Patriots in 1972, but changed his mind within about three weeks and remained at Penn State. Coach Joe Paterno eventually became known in the college field and especially in the Penn State world as Papa Joe and the very essence of Penn State Football. Paterno’s world began to crumble in November of 2011, when his longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with child sexual abuse. Coach Paterno was fired by the Board of Trustees at Penn State because of his failure to report the incident to the police that was told

to him by a member of the staff back in 2002. Paterno stated that he immediately notified the athletic director, his immediate superior and the Department of Business and Finance that overseas Campus Police at Penn State. Whether or not, Papa Joe should have been fired is a very real concern at this point. However, the way the firing took place was practically hideous. He was relieved of his duties as coach without the opportunity to meet face to face with his accusers. Now, we are left with everyone’s account regarding these events, but the one who really should have known the facts will carry them with him to his grave. I’d like to believe that Coach Paterno handled the case the way he felt it should be handled. He reported it to his boss and to the department in charge of campus police. At this point, it is almost impossible for me to believe that a man with such strong ethics, moral character and family values would pass the buck when it comes to child sexual abuse. It certainly would have been nice to hear his account. But for now, we’ll just have to wait and see.

A Steady Climb Tennessee recently announced news of the state’s unemployment dropping yet again, prompting me to wonder if we truly are starting to see some light at the end of this long and tumultuous tunnel. Three years ago, after Mr. Jerry Wilson had convinced me to start producing my own column for our Opinion Page, one of the first subjects I chose concerned the unemployment. As bright eyed and naïve as I was to take on the job here as a staff writer, that particulary contained hope backed by a belief that since we had already hit rock bottom, we had no choice but to climb up. Through those years, we saw our fair shares of ups, or instances that seemed to indicate that

something was starting to soothe the savage beast of unemployment. Of course, the negative hits didn’t seem to cease for a bit either, both nationally and locally. And so here we are today. Statewide, our unemployment is the lowest it has been in years. Locally, Haywood County is preparing itself for two major additions in employment in the form of Marathon and Precision. What we’ve entered, and are still going through, is a steady climb. Although it was one of my grandest wishes, realistically, I never expected for the climb to be conquered overnight. But at least a little progress has been made, and that’s always better than nothing. And now, if only the cost of living would

somehow equate or balance with what’s going on economically. Don’t get me wrong, compared to bigger cities and states; Tennessee has some of the lowest cost of living numbers in the U.S. And while I may balk at the rising price of gas, which for this commuter really hurts the wallet, I can at least be grateful that it isn’t as high as in New York State.

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By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

Buttoned Down So I was shopping for a dress shirt the other day, or at least what we in America call “dress” shirts. In England, a “dress” shirt is one worn with formal attire, such as a tuxedo shirt, but all I was looking for was a shirt I can wear with a suit and tie. I came upon a table full of very good-looking button down collar dress shirts, and it got me to thinking about my college days. Back then I wouldn’t have thought about wearing anything but a button down collared shirt. Shirts without button down collars were derided as having “batman” collars, and some of my friends who brought them to school with them literally threw them away lest someone see them in their closets. College kids are really smart, aren’t they? When I got out into the real world, of course, where a man’s character counts for more than his collar, I began to diversify my wardrobe until one day I found I had no button down dress shirts at all. Seeing those there on the table made me nostalgic for them, so I bought one and wore it the following Monday. It felt strange. The style, for me at least, had gone from being de rigueur in college to being an oddity in my own shirt collection. It seemed to be a little too casual for the suit I chose to wear with it. Of course, nobody noticed it at all. That’s the thing about clothes in the real world. While some people are acutely aware of what they themselves are wearing, most folks pay little or no attention at all to what others have on. At least men are that way. Women, I have heard, are far more fashion conscious, but that’s another column for another day. Or maybe not. At any rate, my curiosity piqued, I delved into the history of the button down collared shirt, and like most but not all fashion history, the origins are somewhat murky. One story has it

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that an anonymous man was standing on a pier in New York harbor one day during a terrible windstorm and became so annoyed by the ends of his collar flapping him in the face that he went home and attached them to his shirt with mother of pearl buttons. The most commonly accepted story, however, is that the button down collar was invented by a man on a horse, a polo pony to be exact. It seems that in the late 19th Century, when polo was a favored sport by gentlemen of leisure, a common problem was that during the fray of competition, the players’ shirt collars would sometimes flap up into their faces. So sometime around 1890, British polo players began anchoring their shirt collars with buttons, and this caught the attention of a young American visitor, John E. Brooks, of the Brooks Brothers Brooks’. He brought the idea home to America, and the family business began selling what they called, “Polo Buttoned Downs” to American men in 1896. This set off a shirt revolution in the United States. Prior to this, men had usually bought their shirts and collars separately. The button down collar, which was quickly copied by other shirt manufacturers, put an end to that practice. Ironically, when Brooks Brothers first offered the shirt to the public, they pitched it for blue-collar work and casual wear, but it was too convenient, and too versatile, for whitecollar workers to resist. After all, not only did it give a man a neat appearance down at the factory or on the golf course, but you could wear it with a

tie at the office as well. It could go up or down in dressiness, depending on the occasion. So by the 1950’s, men had begun to regularly wear button down shirts with their suits and sport coats. It was also in the 1950’s that the shirt became extremely popular on college campuses, beginning in the Ivy League. The button down shirt was the very first “preppy” look, although the term hadn’t been invented at the time, and the trend quickly spread to other colleges around the country. The Cadillac of button down shirts was made by the Gant Shirt Company, and by the early 1960’s every cool college man owned at least a few. They were so popular that for a time, “How many Gant’s do you own?” was almost as telling a status question as “What does your dad do for a living?” Gant shirts were also the first to have a small loop in the middle of the back yoke of the shirt called a “locker loop.” Locker loops, sometimes called “fruit loops” by detractors, were supposedly for hanging the shirts up when you took them off for whatever reason, but I never saw anyone use one for that. They were just a status thing. Girls used to try to pull them off the shirts of boys they thought were cute. And speaking of girls, that brings up the really important shirt question (aside from what the difference is in a shirt and a blouse). Why are the buttons on men’s and women’s shirts on different sides? Unlike most fashion history questions, that one is easy to answer: nobody knows.

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Mr. Cal “Buddy” Davis

Date of Death - January 22, 2012 Mr. Cal “Buddy” Davis, age 85, died January 22, 2012 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday,

January 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church under the direction of Currie’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Nolen S. Pendergrast Date of Death - January 19, 2012

There will be a visitation for family and friends Friday, January 27, 2012 from Noon til 5 p.m. and Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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Mrs. Willie Mae “Bill” Morris Garrett Date of Death - January 18, 2012

Mrs. Willie Mae “Bill” Morris Garrett, age 88 of Whiteville, departed this life Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at JacksonMadison County General Hospital. Mrs. Garrett was born in Hardeman County June 3, 1923 to the late Charlie Hugh and Maggie Mae Clutts Morris. She married Finis J. Garret

in December of 1939 and the two worked together as farmers in the Hillville area. Mrs. Garrett primarily worked as a homemaker, but was also employed as a production worker for the Rose Lamont Glove Factory for a period of time. She and her family lived in Brownsville, where her children graduated high school. After her husband passed January 20, 1989, she moved to Whiteville where she was a member of the Friendship Group at Whiteville Senior Citizens Center and the Whiteville First Baptist Church. Services were held Saturday, January 21 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar’s main chapel with Bill

Sorrell officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Laconia. Mrs. Garrett leaves as her survivors four daughters: Valerie Dowdy of Somerville, Mary Ann Jackson of Flatrock, MI, Judy Neal of Okeana, OH and Maggie Geraldine Billings of Bolivar; a son: Charles Thomas Garrett of Bolivar; a sister: Dorothy Russell of Bolivar; 15 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren and 9 great great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Donald Finis Garrett; two sisters: Jeanette Morris and Bernice Napoli and a brother: Charles Coffman.

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Mr. Nolen S. Pendergrast, Steve to his friends and family, passed away peacefully at the VA Community Living Center at Mountain Home, Tennessee on Thursday afternoon (January 19, 2012) after developing pancreatic cancer. Born in Brownsville, Steve was the son of Patricia S. Brown and the late Nolen L. Pendergrast. He graduated from Newbern High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Europe from 1967 1971. He lived numerous places around the United States – Hartford, Conn.;

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Ms. Edna Mabel Williams Date of Death - January 22, 2012

Date of Death - January 19, 2012 Iuluse was preceded in death by his parents L. V. and Callie Mae Johnson Jarrett and his older brother, Earl. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 33 years, Dorothy Brown Jarrett; four children: Robin (Tony) Singleton, McDonough, GA, Jeffrey (Caren) Jarrett, Tampa, FL, Angela (Andrew) Pierson, Atlanta, GA and Sharahnne (Vincent) Gibbons, Stone Mountain, GA; five grandchildren: Shatarra, Raven, Jade, William and Austin; one greatgranddaughter: Jordan; one sister: Thuralese Jarrett Wilson, Maryville; three brothers: Virgil (Pat) Jarrett, Louisville, Talma (Vivian) Jarrett, Maryville, and Thaddeus (Sabra) Jarrett, Nashville; one maternal aunt: Emma Johnson Fuller, Decatur, IL; mother-in-law: Callie Sue Brown; sisters-inlaw: Helen Brown, Betty B. Hardnett,and Bernice (Calvin) Bond; brothers-

in-law Melvin Brown Sr., Barry Brown Sr. all of Nashville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, friends and the Mt. Olive Church family. Viewing of remains were held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Foothills Funeral Home, 910 E. Lincoln Rd. Maryville. The remains will lie in state Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church East, 1601 Dandridge Ave Knoxville, TN. The family will receive friends at 5 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 6 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Valentino J. McNeal officiating and Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith Jr. delivering the message of hope. Interment will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at East Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery, 2200 Gov. John Sevier Highway Knoxville with full military honors.

Ms. Edna Mabel Williams, age 88, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 in Maplewood Health Care Center in Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents: Joe Patterson Barden and

Mrs. Arnetta Liggins, age 44, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:50 p.m. at Jackson General Hospital. Funeral services, under the direction of Currie Funeral Home will be

conducted Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Oakview Baptist Church with Minister Phyliss Shelley officiating. Interment will follow in Knights of Phythais.

There will be a visitation for family and friends January 27, 2012 from Noon til 5 p.m. at Currie’s Funeral Home and January 28, 2012 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Oakview Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Fannie Bessie Williams Norris Date of Death - January 22, 2012

Mrs. Fannie Bessie Williams Norris, age 90, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 in Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral Services were conducted, Tuesday,

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Kenton, Liz, (Glen) Towater, Alpharetta, GA, Lanette, (Bobby) Pratt, Brownsville, Brenda, (Bill) Weaver, Knoxville and Susan, (John) Floyd, Hixon; two sisters: Gertie Brasfield and Martha Anne, (Dexter) Tankersley all of Jackson; a sister-inlaw: Bertie Barden; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Maplewood Health Care Center for their kind and loving care. Memorials may be made to ST. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. BOX 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Pepper Kiestler Date of Death - January 23, 2012

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Mattie Wilson Barden; W. L. Williams; five brothers: Alvin Barden, Frank Barden, Joe Barden, Johnny Barden and Earl Barden and two sisters: Jeanette Barden and Pearl Barden. Funeral services were conducted, Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes Chapel in Brownsville with Bro. Ron Davidson and Bro. Tim McPherson officiating. Burial will follow in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Williams is survived by five daughters: Frances, (John) Kuykendall,

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Mrs. Arnetta Liggins

Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport with Rev. Jack Edwards officiating. The family received friends immediately following the funeral service. Graveside services were held Monday, January 23, 2012 at Zion Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center – CLC in memory of Nolen S. Pendergrast, P.O. Box (135), Mountain Home, Tennessee 37684, the American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church of Newbern, Tennessee 38059 Steve’s family sincerely thanks the VA nurses, aides, doctors, administrative personnel for their care and attention to him during this difficult and painful time of his life. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com

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Mr. Iuluse Jarrett

Mr. Iuluse Jarrett, age 73 of Maryville, departed this life Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He retired from the Aluminum Company of America with over 30 years service. Mr. Jarrett was educated in the Haywood County Public Schools and a graduate of the class of 1958. He studied at A & I State University (now Tennessee State University). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, and served four years in the U. S. Navy and received an honorable discharge. His zeal for life and his love for people propelled him to minister to the needs of humanity, whether family, friends or strangers. He was especially drawn to the less fortunate. That love for people transcended all barriers, race, age, ethnicity and socio-economic status.

Ida, Ok.; Huntsville, Ala.; Marianna, Fla. and Kingsport. He graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in Biology. Steve loved nature and applied this interest during his employment with the Boll Weevil program of the USDA. He was a great fan of SEC football, especially the University of Tennessee. Steve possessed a rough exterior that protected a thoughtful and caring individual. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Nolen L. Pendergrast. He leaves behind his mother: Patricia S. Brown of Kingsport; wife: Carol Pendergrast of Marianna, Fla; daughter: Patricia K. Pendergrast of San Francisco, Cali; brother: Craig Pendergrast (Kathy) of Nashville; sister: Celine P. Cross (Kyle) of Kingsport and several caring cousins, nephews and nieces. A funeral service was held on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Carter-

Mrs. Elizabeth Pepper Kiestler, age 46, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 at Haywood Park Community Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, January 27 in the Lea & Simmons Funeral

Home Chapel with Brother Lonnie Robinson officating. Interment will follow in Stanton Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Mrs. Kiestler was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, the Haywood County Leadership Class of 2011 and the Moose Lodge #2222. Mrs. Kiestler was preceded in death by her parents: Milton Carnell Pepper and Virginia Maharrey Pepper. Mrs. Kiestler is survived by her husband:

Jason Kiestler and a son: Allan Kiestler both of Brownsville; two daughters: Lauren Moore (Thomas) Denmark, Lindsey Petty (Michael) Mercer; two brothers: Milton Pepper (Vicki), David Pepper, Stanton; a sister:Ann Wilkins (Tracy) Murfreesboro; four grandchildren: Hailea Moore, Avery Petty, J.T. Russell and Tyler Russell. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be sent to: Stanton Cemetery Association, c/o Hobbie Woods, 3356 Stanton-KoKo Rd., Stanton, TN 38069.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD DANCYVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 13925 Hwy 76 North FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 700 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242 BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930 ANTIOCH BAPTIST 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682 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

PEACEFUL CHAPEL MB 1221 Fairground Rd. 8 772-9473

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

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

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 WOODLAWN BAPTIST Hwy. 19 • 772-3530 ZION BAPTIST 1733 Upper Zion Rd. • 772-4211 CATHOLIC ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC 910 N. Washington Ave. • 7723514 CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST OF BEECH GROVE 778 Beech Grove Rd. • 772-3449 JEFFERSON STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-3316 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

LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1230 E. Jefferson St. • 772-8027

CHURCH OF GOD & CHRIST REFUGEE TEMPLE HOLINESS 977 King Ave. • 772-4166

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Community & Church News On the Agenda

Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday of each month – 4 p.m. Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd Thursday of every month - 4 p.m. Brownsville City Court Room Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday – 5 p.m. at the Utility Office Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month – 7 p.m. Haywood County Election Commission 2nd Thursday of the month – 5:30 p.m. in the election office Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m. Haywood County School Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month – 6 p.m. Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month – 7 p.m. Stanton Town Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month – 7 p.m. Tennessee Driver License Service County Clerk, Sonya Castellaw issues Tennessee Driving License and ID renewals and duplicates Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 772-2362

Brownsville Homecoming Brownsville Homecoming will take place at the Ann Marks Theater Saturday February 14, at 7 p.m.

West TN Hunters For Kids Stew The First Annual West TN Hunters For Kids Stew will take place Saturday, February 18 starting at 11 a.m. Chicken/beef stew will be cooked the old fashioned way in cast irons using old time recipes. The event will take place at First South Bank Community Center. There will be $20 a gallon take-out (bring container) and $7 eat-in, which includes drink & desert. All proceeds will go to the West Tennessee Hunters For Kids Mentoring Program.

Chili Bowl Allen Church will host their annual Chili Bowl (football game-youth against adults) Saturday January 28 at 10 a.m. at the L.Z. Hurley Football Field. Chili and other items will be served at the church following the game.

New Vision Baptist Church will be holding its Homecoming New Vision Baptist Church,

located at 612 Fulton Road, will be holding its Homecoming Services Sunday, February 5, 2012. Come join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Bro. Andy Rice will be preaching and the Finchers will be singing following a covered dish fellowship meal. We invite everyone to join us for this special event.

The United Male Chorus Reunion The United Male Chorus Reunion will be held Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Cane Creek Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Boone is pastor. Male Chorus in attendance will be London Branch, Cane Creek, Browns Creek, Willow Grove and Mt. Olive. Everyone is invited to attend.

Calvary Baptist Church will hold a movie night Calvary Baptist Church, located at 624 Hatchie Avenue will be holding their movie night on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 4 p.m. The movie is entitled “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.” There will be popcorn and soft drinks included. Everyone is invited to attend!

Weekly Devotional

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him…” Col. 2:6 Do you remember that moment when you were first saved? You knew there was nothing you could offer God and you found yourself elated and satisfied, simply knowing that Jesus was enough to pay your debt to the Father. Your joy and victory was simply “in Him.” Yet, quickly we return to a mindset, which says, “I must do X…Y…and Z, in order to satisfy God.” I must repent more, study more, have more faith and surrender more! I must work to keep God happy! The truth is, you cannot repent “enough” to gain eternal life. Neither can you believe “good enough,” to merit eternal life. Your faith, by itself, didn’t save you… Jesus saved you. When you received Christ, you came with nothing and trusted Him for everything. That is EXACTLY how you live the Christian life. “As you received Christ… so walk in him.” Jason Velotta - Christ Church PENTECOSTAL HOUSE OF PRAYER 235 Friendship Rd. • 772-9678

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Douglas News News Douglas By Alvis M. Bond

We welcome Mrs. Elisabeth “Bo” Pope, Mr. William Pope, Mrs. Sarah Davis, Mrs. Michelle Reed, Mrs. Victoria Hooper and Mrs. Ella Washington to our facility and hope they enjoy their stay with us. Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, First Holiness Women, First Assembly of God Church ladies, Holly Grove Baptist Church, United Pentecostal Church, Westside Church of Christ, Mrs. Mary Barkens, Mrs. Juanita Austin, Bingo ladies, Macedonia Baptist

Church and Mrs. Gennett Rogers. Our sympathy goes to the family of Mr. Jerome Trigg. Thank you to Westside Church of Christ members for coming on Monday night conducting gospel music and delivering snack crackers to each of our patients. Thank you to Mrs. Juanita Austin for volunteering her time and polishing our ladies nails in their rooms. Some of our ladies prefer to remain in their rooms, so Mrs. Austin visits them

and polishes these ladies nails. She decided last Wednesday would be her last day to volunteer. We certainly will miss her and truly appreciate all the months she has volunteered her services. We wish her the best at her future endeavors. Thought for the Week: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord makes his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” –Numbers 6:24 26

On Saturday evening, January 21, family, friends and associates gathered at the National Guard Armory to help Mrs. Almeda (Me Me) Cannon Luster celebrate her 50th birthday with plenty of good food, tributes in song and a slide presentation of her life growing up, her becoming a minister’s wife and all her life’s accomplishments. Everyone in attendance had a grand time! Sunday services at

Douglas Chapel CME Church were inspiring. Our visitors this week were: Ms. Mamie S. Brown, daughter Janice, granddaughter C.C. who is now a minister from Nashville, Irving Archibald from Chicago and the Bowles sisters from Jackson. Our sympathy this week goes to the family of Stella Terry, the Marcus Williams family and the Brown and Jarrett families. On our prayer and

shut-in list this week: Rev. Floyd Lewis in Methodist hospital in Memphis, Callie Langford, Callie Brooks, Betty Douglas, Edward Vaulx Jr., Jimmie L. Turner, John Jones, Emma Miller, Betty Brooks, Mary N. Greer, Willie Douglas, Pastor Shirley Richmond, Joe B. Lewis, Gladys Bowles, Jackson Rice, Shirley Hunter, Marie Browning, Luevenia Boyd, Rev. J.V. Carney and Ora L. Mann.

Allen News Holly Grove News ly Grove News Allen News By Gail Barden By Martha H. Jones By Martha H. Jones

“Never Forget” was the subject of the message. Some thing the Old Testament is insignificant, but it was given by God to lead us to Christ and to teach us how we should live. The first four of the 10 Commandments teaches us how we are to reverence and honor God; the last six are on how we are to relate to our fellowman. If everyone followed them, our lives would be in less turmoil. Prior to the message, Chris Veteto, the director of Birth Choice in Jackson, spoke to the church concerning their work. It’s been 39 years since it became legal to kill little babies, 53 million have lost their lives in that time. Every 25 seconds a baby dies. We need to be careful to vote for those who stand for life. Danny Simpson introduced his daughter Rita Alexander to bring the special music. Rita’s husband, Wayne Alexander and their family were there. At the close of the services, little Michael (Mikie) Earl Mathias was dedicated to the Lord by his parents, Jamie

and Brittney Mathias. His grandmother, Carol Mathias and other relatives were there to share this special occasion. Happy birthday to Katie Hopper, Glenn Claburn, Mark Stephens, Taylor Outlaw, Bradley Williams, Josh McClinton and Brenda Mitchell. We express our sympathy to Betty Morris and her family in the death of their mother, Mrs. Bessie Norris and our sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Mabel Williams. Bobby Jones from Tucker, GA. Visited with Dewey, Martha and Lorie Jones a few days last week. He took care of some business while here. The regular monthly service was held at Crestview recently with Brother Fred Campbell leading and Kathy Hopper assisting. Others there were Katie Hopper and Terry Brown. The sick are counting on us to go to the Great Physician on their behalf. Our friend, Dr. Rufus Taylor, has moved from Sugar Creek to an assisted living in Memphis to be near his

daughter. Keith (Bubba) Blackburn has been in the hospital with meningitis. He is a student at UT Knoxville. Viola Brown and Linda Hayes were able to attend church Sunday. Remember these along with Ted Mann, Judy Lewis, Ruth Taylor, Martha Overton, Fletcher Lewis and Annalee Myers. Others to include are Louise Coleman, Teresa Owen, Karen Conner, Rex Bond, Ginger Warren and Sandra Posey. Also include Betty Friend, Ray and Janie Hight and Sarah and Larry Key. I mentioned our granddaughter Heather Bolinger recently, an RN employed in the Maryville hospital. Parents are not to brag on their children, but grandparents are not bound that rule. Heather was recently credited with saving an 85-yearold lady’s life. She carefully monitored her after finding her pulse rate down to 40. When it went lower, Heather called in others to help. The lady flat-lined, but they got her to breathing again. She said, “Heather, you saved my life.”

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By By Vicki Williams Vicki Williams fellowship at this event. The Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Women are sponsoring a chili/soup and sandwich luncheon on Sunday, January 29, following service. Mt. Pleasant UMC has bible study on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in. The West TN Hunters for Kids will have their First Annual Stew on Saturday, February 18 at the First South Bank Community Center located on West Main St. All proceeds will benefit the West TN Hunters for Kids. This is a new group of hunters from all over West TN who are beginning a mentoring program for kids. Happy birthdays this week to Austin Brasfield, Harley Thomason, Austin Justice, Leslie Fox, Alan Moore and Dale Elrod. Also a Happy Belated birthday wish to Joseph and Jacob Puckett and to Vickie Garrett. Two special Happy Birthday wishes to my nephews Cody and Chad Williams of Dyersburg. Happy anniversary

We had a great service at Allen on Sunday morning. Brother Phil delivered a very good message and Mr. Hal Rodgers sang our special music. Our annual Chili Bowl (football game-youth against adults) will be held on Saturday January 28 at 10 a.m. at the L.Z. Hurley Football Field. This is always a fun time for everyone with chili and more goodies being served at the church after the game. Next Sunday, January 29, Allen will be observing Baptist Men’s Day. The men will meet on Sunday

morning at 9 a.m. for breakfast before Sunday school. They will be in charge of the services for the day. W.A.’s aunt, Mrs. Mable Williams, passed away this week. Please keep her sweet daughters and grandchildren, as well as the rest of the family, in your prayers. We also extend our condolences to the family of Mrs. Estelle Powell. Her son, Wayne Wandler, was a great friend in high school, and we will continue to pray for this sweet family. Happy Birthday to

Cory Leach, Warren Marlar, Andrea Gaters and Amanda Blurton. On our prayer list are Pat Stewart, Sandra Clark, Carolyn Danley and Martha Crutcher. Our Bible verses for this week are Proverbs 3:5-6, which state, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail. barden@gmail.com. Have a great week.

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ville - Eurekaton News “Circumstances change moment by moment, but God’s faithfulness never changes.” This is our Thought for the Week by Phillip Huber of New York as published in the Upper Room Devotional. Circumstances sometimes cloud our view of God, but we are reminded that behind these gray clouds is a God who is “our Savior and our strength.” He can empower us to withstand hardship and ensure us that all will be well in the end. As the clouds dissipate, eventually we will see the blue sky that is always there. Harmony Baptist Church will have a Children’s Sweetheart Banquet on Friday, February 10 and then on February 11, the Newlywed Game will be held. The Do-MeGood Travelers are getting geared up for the Brownsville Homecoming, which will be held on Saturday, February 4 at the Ann Marks Theater. We always have such a great time of praise and

By Gail Barden

to Robbie and Carolyn Lewis who celebrated on the 21st and to Dale and Wendy Elrod who will celebrate on the 30th. Prayer requests this week include Jerry Morris, Tim Allen Jr., Marsha Rabby, Jimmy Swain, Prentice Elrod, Perry Ann McCloud, Linda Hayes, David McClanahan, Luther and Edna Austin, Robert Campbell, Anneli Myers, James Elrod, Rosie Pentz, Sharon Bouillion, Ruth Vestal, William Logan, Sandra Goodman, Leah Scallions, Enid Powell, Fletcher Lewis, Dorothy Bruce, Earline Benard, Shirley Morgan, the military, the nation and the community. Sympathy to the families of Mrs. Martha Jane Williams, Mrs. Mabel Williams, Mrs. Mary “Estelle” Adams Powell, Mrs. Bessie Norris, Mr. Marcus Williams and Mr. Jerome Trigg 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.

By Debbie Sterbinsky By Debbie Sterbinsky

When I began this column, I really had no idea what I would write about so I reverted to old news from 100 years ago. After reminiscing a bit I decided to go back and see what those articles said. The names are much more familiar to me now and I thought I might give you the chance to reminisce a bit too. Remember, the following is from 105 years ago in Stanton: “For its population, Stanton is one of the most prosperous business towns in West Tennessee, its commercial establishments being confined to one grand business square. It has one bank, the merchants carry large and well diversified stocks of goods, has cotton gin, dimensions stock wood manufacturing plant, large livery stable, hotel, churches and good schools. Its citizenry is intelligent and progressive, and are wide awake to the development of Stanton and the enlargement of their business interests.” “The Stanton Bank – Capital Stock, $15,000 Surplus and Undivided Profits, $1,199.37; A Well Managed Financial Institution. The Stanton Bank, the exclusive financial institution of our neighboring town of Stanton, which is the second largest commercial center of Haywood County, was founded in November, 1903. It filled a long felt want, and has met every obligation and demand encumbered of the situation to the present good day in a most satisfactory manner, and is quite popular with all those who come in contact with it in a business way.

It has a paid up capitol stock of $15,000, surplus and undivided profits of about $1,200, and deposits of about $25,000. Its beautiful and splendid brick home is herewith illustrated, while its collaterals, monies and all valuables are protected in one of the latest Mosler screw door time lock safe, which is situated in a fire and burglar proof vault. The following are the directors: F.D. Rawlins, Howell Taylor, J.F. Coppedge, J.T. Ruble, L.C. Newman and J.Y. Barbee, all able, substantial business men and capitalists. Mr. F.G. Rawlins, President, is properly spoken of elsewhere. Mr. J.K. Gibson, Cashier, was born in Nashville, and has held his official position with the bank since its original organization, prior to which time he was engaged in farming, and

still owns large farming interests. Mr. Gibson is an erudite gentleman, and quite popular with all who know him, and under his active administration The Stanton Bank has been a success. Mr. Gibson is a Methodist, Mason, K. of P. and K. of H.” The Mosler safe mentioned above along with the corner post of the building have been stored by your current mayor in hopes we may be able to rebuild this old bank building someday. 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 731-548-2564, or e-mail me at: Proftster@gmail. com. Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future and report current events.


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Boston???? Maybe not! LeeAnna Parker Davis, daughter of Mike and the late Becky Harmon Parker and her husband, Shea Davis were honored with a baby shower given by LeeAnna’s sister, Molly. The ‘Huckleberry Finn’ themed shower was held at the Downtown Tavern, in Jackson. Molly had everything decorated with burlap tablecloths, lanterns, fishing poles and baskets of fruits and vegetables throughout. Family and friends of LeeAnna’s and Shea’s were treated to a picnic meal, complete with sweet tea served in Mason jars! This is heavenly bundle number four and will be named Finley… Finn for short and is due to arrive in March! As a mother of four children myself, you will have more joy, confusion and precious memories than you can possibly imagine. Congratulations! On a sad note…I want to express our deepest condolences to Mrs. Betty Morris in the loss of her mother, Ms. Bessie Norris. We will be thinking about you, Mrs. Betty. We also lost Lynnette Pratt’s Mama, Ms. Mabel Williams. Our thoughts will be with you and your family, Lynnette. ‘It is well with their souls’. Ms. Geraldine Williams, one of the Dancing with the Haywood Stars dancers, is out of

the lineup! She is at Crestview Healthcare Rehab. We were looking forward to seeing those ‘hot legs’ on that dance floor! Her daughter Gayle says her mama should be able to come and watch the show though! It will be a hoot! Ann Duvall Harrell and friend, Jo Evelyn Alred, attended the YaYa Sisterhood function at the Northside Methodist Church. They heard Stella Parton discuss her book, ‘Tell It Sister, Tell it!’ She contributes a portion of each sale to organizations involved with women and children, suffering from domestic abuse. It’s definitely worth the drive to Nashville to attend a book signing and see a presentation. Tell her Ann sent you! Kathryn and Ray Dixon joined a group of birthday celebrants at Bozo’s in Mason. Having a ball with them were Martha and Marvin Crowder of Henderson, Syd and Elaine Sharpe of Memphis, Donna Churchill of Jackson, Battle and Helen Jane Shaw, Lynn and Mary Ann Shaw, Dale McWilliams of Brownsville and Jimmy Tyson of Denmark. The gang shared birthday cake and funny birthday cards, along with old-time escapades at college and as teachers. Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@ aol.com or 780-4111.

By Denise Phillips

By Denise Phillips Man?” and Will closed with “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” God will certainly continue to use these two great Christian men. Please continue to pray as Zion seeks a pastor and a music minister. Children and Youth Bible Drills have begun on Sunday nights. Billy and Diane Wright are continuing the David Barton videos concerning our Nation’s Heritage. Allen Outlaw reported that the prayer breakfast had 14 attending and Brother Grover Westover, pastor of Harmony Church led the devotion. I ran into Floyd Shelton and he said 15. (You know how men are) If anyone would like to join, these faithful men meet every Thursday morning at 6 a.m. in Zion’s family life center. Boy, am I dog meat with Evan Ellington and Rachel Morgan, so let me apologize. Numerous family and friends jumped me Sunday night to remind me that they are attending OLE’ MISS, not Mississippi State. Sorry about the messup in last week’s news and thanks for letting me know! Of course Rad said it was no big deal since they’re both

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers to feed the church of GOD, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.” -Acts 20:28-29 Our pastor preached a beautiful sermon on Sunday, our male chorus sang til heaven got the news. The Holy Ghost was definitely in the building!!!! How many know that God can take total disaster and turn it into total victory? We all have and will go through things, but if you just hold on, wait... again I say, if you just hold on, HE’ll show up on time. We have to walk by faith, it amazes me that we will put our faith in man before we put it in God, we will trust that if we ask a favor of a dear friend

By Sylessie Ross By Sylessie Ross or family member that they are going to come through for us, and even when they cant, we don’t get upset, maybe disappointed, yet not upset, we go to God, he doesn’t come through when we feel we need or want him to, our faith begins to dwindle, HE never said that as soon as you accept me as your personal savior that your life will be perfect, matter of fact, HE said it may get harder because your trying to do right, all he asks us to do is keep the faith, He’s got it all in control. Please continue to pray for those that have lost their loved ones near and far: The Trigg family in the loss of Jerome (J.T.) Trigg, he will be greatly missed. Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins: Virginia Robinson, John Duckworth Sr., Curtis Harden, Randy Hardin, 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 and Billy Golden. Our thought for the week; Walking in strength is not only a defensive measure, but it is also an offensive tactic. We are set apart for Gods use and we have an inheritance to obtain! We do not sit and count blessings and expect everything that we want and need to fall out of heaven. We are to rise up on our most holy faith and march forward to take back what the Devil has stolen from us. Get your inheritance!!!

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Wellwood/ZionNews News llwood/Zion I must start this week as a memorial to Brother Mark Conway who read this column faithfully just about every week. One-hundredthree Zion Church members attended the Discipleship Rally at Poplar Corner Church January 16th which had been postponed earlier due to snow. Zion’s Children’s Choir performed under the direction of Norma Austin and Allison Wright. Dr. David Dockery, President of Union University was the guest speaker and did an excellent job. We brought home the plaque for the most in attendance to honor Brother Mark Conway’s memory and legacy. This was the last event he planned prior to his death on October 31st. Brother Charles Pratt ended his preaching at Zion Sunday for awhile since he will be in the Philippines until February 7th. Please pray for all the missionaries and their families left behind to handle the home-front. Will Burke served his last Sunday as music minister at Zion as well. He sang, “How Great Thou Art” and Dr. Pratt tied it in with his sermon entitled, “Who is God?” Sunday night Brother Charles preached, “Who is

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Union News Union News

By Marty Williams Wow! How about all those winners of the coveted Chamber awards winner for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, Educator of the Year, Business of the Year, Industry of the Year, Small Business of the Year and the new Recycling Award for Small Business and Industry! Congratulations to all the winners. G i g a n t i c Congratulations go to the son of Ivie and Al Wheeler, Altavis (Tae) Douglas! Tae made the Fall 2011 Dean’s list at Tennessee State University where he had to achieve a G.P.A. of 3.0. He is majoring in Sports Business Management and is a junior this semester! Way to go Tae! Beverly and Donnie Hatcher are definitely all smiles! Their daughter Brittany is getting married in June! Beverly has spent so much time doing ‘mother things’ in Franklin, where the couple will be saying their vows. Carnton Plantation is the place to be on June 14! I think Beverly has almost worn herself out, but it’s an awesome worn out! Kathy and David Cook finally got the scoop on the month. Their son, Adam and his fiancé, Julie will be tying the knot in September! The place is yet to be announced…. hmmmm… maybe

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in Mississippi. Now, he’s the dog meat! Congratulations to Lisa Conway on her new job at Union University. She will be teaching anatomy and physiology (I think), but don’t hold me to that. She will be a wonderful instructor and we wish her the best. Kudos to Julie Kirkpatrick who was named “Teacher of the Year” by her peers. She is an elementary teacher in Lauderdale County. Keep teaching Julie! Congratulations to Brandy Thomas who participated in the Emmaus Walk in Jackson Saturday. She received many letters of encouragement on this prayer walk. Keep praying Brandy! Mark your calendars: January 31st at 6:30 there will be a baby shower for Anita Bailey in Zion’s FLC. It’s a boy! Spring Revival with Brother Dale Rose will be held April 15th -18th. Pray for those who are sick, our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins, those who have lost loved ones (the Bessie Norris family), and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news or email me at phillipsd6@ k12tn.net. People want to know!

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By Betty Scott There have been several break-ins in our county lately, so all of us need to be on the lookout for each other.  It is terrible when you cannot leave your home without worrying about what might be gone when you return.  Mary Francis Trottman’s home was burglarized last Friday while she was gone.   Money and jewelry were taken and these can be replaced, but it is that feeling of someone coming into your home.   Kenneth and Bettye Sargent, along with Jim and Rhonda Parks, spent a few days in Nashville last week.   How many

of us have seen the Country Music Hall of Fame?   This is a three-hour tour to see everything.   There is so much to see in Tennessee. There is no need to go anywhere else.   Patricia Herron celebrated her birthday last Friday night with a group of family and friends at Cuz’s Restaurant.   Happy birthday, Patricia!  Ricky and Betty Scott traveled to Maury City last Saturday night and enjoyed dinner at a new restaurant called “The Bearded Frog” But as you may know, there were more folks

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from Brownsville there than from Crockett County.   Can’t go anywhere that you don’t run into somebody from Brownsville.   Kenny Kendrick taught Sunday school at Bethel Community Church last Sunday.   If you don’t go to church or just looking for one, we will be glad to have you attend our services.  Blue jeans and tennis shoes are fine, as long as your heart is in the right place. Thought for the Week:   “Don’t tell me that worry doesn’t do any good.  I know better. The things I worry about don’t happen.”

Retirement Center News

By DeDe

Our hearts go out to all those who were touched by the life of Martha Jane Williams. Hearing all the great stories people had to tell about how she touched their lives has been truly wonderful. She was such an elegant lady. We hated when she left us to go to Mobile, but we understood why she had to go. Everyone needs to be close to their families. We are praying for her family and friends that now must go on without her. Ms. Martha Jane will be remembered for a very long time. James Allen Clark had all the ladies swooning on Saturday afternoon. He came in and swept them all off their feet. Thank goodness they were all seated at the time or we would have been in some trouble. Our gentlemen even enjoyed him singing. James is a great performer, so if you get a chance, come and listen to him the next time he is here. Lots of fun was going on Sunday night here at Sugar Creek, at least that is what I was told.

The residents stated they had such a ball in the hallways during the tornado warning. I believe it was said with a smile and just a little sarcasm. Thank Goodness for training exercises. We just did an in service on Tuesday about disasters and what to do when one happens. Practice doesn’t make you perfect, but it does make you safer when disaster strikes. Everyone needs a plan in place. Where would you go and meet up with the rest of your family? If you have small children they need to know what to do if they can’t find you. Put your plan in action and practice it. If you come by Sugar Creek and see all these beautiful women, it’s because they all received makeovers this week by Shirley. We have such beautiful women anyway, but after the makeovers they were gorgeous. What woman doesn’t enjoy a little pampering? I’ve never met one yet that doesn’t.

Only a few more weeks until it is Postcard Contest time, our families are gearing up to start sending postcards. If you know someone in Florissant, MO. please give them our address, pick a resident and ask them to mail them a postcard. That resident will get a prize just for receiving a postcard stamped from Florissant, MO. They can also get prizes for getting them from some other destinations, just call and we can give you more details. Remember to take a few minutes and to check on your family and friends that are unable to get around. You may be the only one they see today, so brighten their day and let them know just how happy you are to see them. 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?


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Public Notices Substitute Trustee’s Notice of Sale of Real Estate Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust, executed the 1st day of July, 2005, by M. Lance Huff, a single person, to H. McCall Wilson, Jr., as Trustee as the same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee, at Record Book 9, Page 468. Said Deed of Trust was thereafter modified by Modifications of Deed of Trust of record at Record Book 17, Page 44, Record Book 72, Page 463 and Record Book 81, Page 427 in said Register’s Office. David L. Douglas was thereafter appointed Substitute Trustee of record at Record Book 93, Page 482 in the said Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Whereas, The Bank of Fayette County, being the owners of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by a default in the payment of the debt and obligations secured, at the option of the Owner, after being authorized to proceed with a sale under the aforesaid Deed of Trust in the event of a default there under, this is to give notice that the undersigned will on the 8th day of February, 2012, commencing at 12:00 noon, at the front door of the Courthouse in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Vacant Land, Hwy 19, Brownsville, TN, being more particularly described in a Warranty Deed of record at Deed Book 237, Page 594, but excluding 3.398 acres of land being more particularly described in Deed of record at Record Book 86, Page 655 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. This being the same property out of what has been designated in the Tax Assessor’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee as Parcel No. 36.00, on Tax Map 66. THIS BEING WHAT REMAINS OF THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO M. LANCE HUFF BY WARRANTY DEED FROM BOBBY MORTON AND WIFE, FAYE MORTON OF RECORD AT DEED BOOK 237, PAGE 594 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Property Address: Vacant Land, Hwy 19, Brownsville, TN Owner of Property: M. Lance Huff The sale of the above described property shall be subject to unpaid property taxes, assessments, subdivision restrictions, building lines, easements and all other prior liens and encumbrances of record superior in right to the Deed of Trust. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above referenced property: NONE All rights and equities of redemption, statutory right of redemption, homestead and dower and all other rights or exemptions of every kind are expressly waived and title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale held pursuant to this notice may be rescinded at the Substitute Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement of the time and place for the sale set forth herein. WITNESS MY HAND, this the 6th day of January, 2012. David L. Douglas Substitute Trustee Minor Douglas, PLLC Attorneys for Substitute Trustee 124 East Market Street Somerville, TN 38068 (901) 465-3117 Publication Dates: January 12, 2012, January 19, 2012 & January 26, 2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 31, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded September 4, 2007, at Book 43, Page 622 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Juan E. Smith and Monica Smith, conveying certain property therein described to Larry A. Weissman, Shelby County, TN as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. and SunTrust Mortgage Inc.’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on February 8, 2012 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the

highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in the City of Brownsville, 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows to wit: Beginning at a point at the north edge of the concrete sidewalk on the north side of West Main Street in the town of Brownsville, Tennessee, and 27 feet from the center of same, being at the west edge of the concrete sidewalk on the west side of McLemore Street Old Factory Street and 19 feet from the center of same; runs thence with the north edge of the sidewalk on Main Street, West 75.0 feet to a stake; thence with the east boundary line of a lot now in the name of T. A. Freeman Deed Book 54, Page 236 North 5-3/4 degrees East 152.8 feet to a stake in said line, being the most westerly end of a new line established by this survey; thence South 84-1/4 degrees East 74.6 feet to a point in the west edge of the concrete sidewalk on McLemore Street; thence with the edge of the walk, South 5-3/4 degrees West 145.0 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 503 West Main Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Juan E. Smith; Monica Smith The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 791‑215360 DATED December 28, 2011 INSERTION DATES: January 12, 2012, January 19, 2012 & January 26, 2012 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msherrod_111228_1057 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW. MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on August 14, 2008 by Fidencio R. Betancourt and wife, Tomasa C. Betancourt to David Prince, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee in Book 58, Page 288, the beneficiary being InSouth Bank. Subsequently STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. was appointed successor trustee in Book 94, Page 436; and the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the properties described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will on Thursday, February 9, 2012 commencing at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, and proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described properties to wit: 831 Margin Street, Brownsville, Tennessee Being Lot No. 16, Southall Dickson Subdivision, in the Town of Brownsville, Tennessee, a plat of said subdivision being recorded in Deed Book 82, Page 88, and also in Plat Book 1, Page 52, corrected at Page 58, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Beginning at a point in the north margin of South Margin Street Extended, the southwest corner of Lot No. 14 in said Southall Dickson Subdivision, said point being 590 feet West of the center line of U. S. Highway No. 70; thence with the north margin of South Margin Street Extended parallel with and 19 feet north of the center line of said street West 70 feet to a stake in the north margin of South Margin Street Extended and 19 feet north of the center line of said street which point is the southeast corner of Lot No. 18 of said subdivision; thence with the west line of Lot No. 18 North 120 feet to a stake in the north line of the property conveyed to Southall Dickson by Robert V. Brantley and wife and in a south line of Mrs. Alma Bond and being the northeast corner of Lot No. 18; thence with Mrs. Alma Bond’s south line east 70 feet to a stake, the northwest corner of Lot No. 14; thence with the west

NOTICE TAXPAYERS YOU ARE ADVISED THAT 2011 TAXES WILL BECOME DELINQUENT MARCH 1, 2012 On March 1, 2012 (TCA 67-5-1512) Penalties and Interest of 1 ½% per month will accrue and become due until they are filed in Chancery Court in March 2013. Penalty and Interest will be applied on all unpaid 2011 taxes in the Trustee’s Office. We are located in the Haywood County Courthouse. A partial payment plan is available. Please call for details. NOTICE 2010 DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS THURSDAY MARCH 29, 2012 Is the last day you can pay your 2010 delinquent property tax in the Trustee’s Office. You are advised that additional penalties, interest, and court costs will be imposed in consequence of suits to be filed for enforcement of the lien for taxes against property; until the filing of such suits, taxes may be paid in the Trustee’s Office. A list of said delinquent taxpayers will not be published. Your 2010 delinquent tax payment must be received in the Trustee’s Office by Thursday, March 29, 2012. Trustee’s Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 731-772-1722 WILLIAM L. HOWSE, TRUSTEE

line of Lot No. 14 South 120 feet to the point of beginning. 420 Penny Lane, Brownsville, Tennessee Being Lot 11, Coming Home Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 204, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Map 67-P, Group B, Parcel 11 This sale is subject to past due city and county taxes on both properties. All right and equity of redemption, Statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will sell and convey only as successor trustee. The sale date and time may be adjourned and rescheduled, without additional newspaper publication, within one year from the originally scheduled date, by announcement at the date, time and place of the new postponement date and time in accordance with T.C.A. 35-5-101. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. Successor Trustee By: Roger A. Stone, President Run Dates: Jan 19, 26, Feb 2 NOTICE A lien having been filed as to property (2455 Forked Deer Road, Ripley, Tennessee), in re a debt ($657,900.00) billed to National Federal Mortgage Association by Danny O. Daniels and no timely response having been received to satisfy/contest the debt, said property shall be sold on February 7, 2012, at 9:00 am on the front steps of the Haywood County Courthouse. All Rights of parties shall be forfeited at close of sale. G. William Holt, Ad Hoc Trustee (Appointed by Danny O. Daniels). (731) 677-2566. Publication Dates: 01-19-12 & 01-26-12 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEíS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 27, 2006, executed by KRYSTAL HAWKINS AND DRAYTON HAWKINS, WIFE AND HUSBAND, conveying certain real property therein described to CARTER STANFILL AND KIRK PLLC as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, on November 7, 2006, as Instrument No. 7316, in Book 30, at Page 239; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TOBANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FORTHE HOLDERS OF THE FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF18, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (ìNoticeî) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trusteeís Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on February 9, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Haywood County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 48, EDGE OF TOWN ACRES SUBDIVISION, SECTION III, A PLAT OF WHICH APPEARS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 143, REGISTER’S OFFICE HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PARCEL NUMBER: 66P-F-6.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 151 COUNTRY LANE, BROWNSVILLE, TN 38012. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER (S): KRYSTAL HAWKINS, DRAYTON HAWKINS AKA DRAYTON HAWKINS, SR. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; 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 property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 6815002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 11-0058842 FEI # 1006.151012 01/19/2012, 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Virginia Curtis Docket #PR - 3 Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of January, 2012, Letters Testamentary of administration in respect to the estate of Virginia Curtis who died on January 8, 2012 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 24th day of January, 2012, (Signed) William Donald Curtis, Executor Estate of Virginia Curtis Larry S. Banks Attorney for the Estate By: Sarah H. Levy, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 01-26-12 & 02-0212 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Martha Jane Williams Docket #PR - 2 Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of January, 2012 Letters Testamentary of administration in respect to the estate of Martha Jane Williams who died on January 14, 2012 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 23rd day of January, 2012 (Signed) Phyllis Mostellar, Executrix Estate of Martha Jane Williams Pat Mann Jr. Attorney for the Estate By: Sarah H. Levy, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 01-26-12 & 02-0212 SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, by deed of trust dated June 27, 2008, recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Record Book 56, Pages 44-50, BETTYE POWELL and KIRBY POWELL AS CO-TRUSTEES of the BRANNON POWELL TRUST, conveyed to JAMES R. MORRIS, Trustee, in trust with power to sell, the real estate hereinafter described, to secure the indebtedness set forth and described therein, reference to which is here made; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the debt and indebtedness secured to be paid by said deed of trust, and the said First South Bank of Brownsville, Tennessee, has requested the undersigned to advertise and sell said parcel of real estate and to foreclose said open end deed of trust. WHEREAS, Marianna Williams, a resident of Dyer County, Tennessee, was appointed and designated Successor Trustee pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust by the Beneficiaries, said Appointment of Successor Trustee being recorded in Record Book 95, Page 391, on January 13, 2012, in the Register’s Office of

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting will be held before the Haywood County Board of Zoning Appeals on matters as follows: 1. Review and consideration of application for a Variance of property. Request made by Janet Cone. Ms. Cone wishes to place a single-wide mobile home on existing property at 507 Davis Rd./Brownsville,TN Said hearing will be held pursuant to the provisions of Sections 13-7-106 through 13-7-109 ET SEQ. Tennessee Code Annotated. Said hearing will be held at a called session of said Board on Thursday, February 16, 2012 beginning at 6:00p.m. in the Conference Room of the Courthouse. Any interested party is invited to appear before the Board and be heard in favor of or objection to the requested special exception. Haywood County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 Haywood County, Tennessee; andNOW, THEREFORE, I, the said MARIANNA WILLIAMS, as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the authority vested in me in said deed of trust, will, on February 16, 2012, at 2:00 o’clock p.m., at the north door of the Haywood County Courthouse in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described real estate, to-wit: TRACT ONE: LYING and being in the 4th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to‑wit: BEGINNING at a point in center of old Estanaula and Denmark Road, this point being 1930 feet west of the Haywood and Madison County line and the northeast corner of Joab Wilson Entry No. 54 for 1664 acres, from said point of beginning in a southwesterly direction along said old Estanaula and Denmark Road, the following courses: south 48 degrees west 300 feet;: south 62 degrees west 500 feet; south 56 degrees 45 minutes west 1542 feet; south 58 degrees west 700 feet; south 71 degrees west 200 feet; west 500 feet; south 84 degrees west 300 feet; south 88 degrees west 600 feet; west, leaving said road and running slightly south of same, 576 feet to a point in Hatchie River; thence in a northwesterly direction, along center thread of said Hatchie River, the following courses: north 23 degrees west 199 feet; north 20 degrees west 111 feet; north 53 degrees west 159 feet; north 82 degrees west 55 feet; north 61 degrees west 108 feet; north 55 degrees west 100 feet; north 33 degrees west 129 feet; north 30 degrees west 141 feet; north 59 degrees west 128 feet; south 82 degrees west l52 feet; south 51 degrees west 164 feet; south 22 degrees 30 minutes west 170 feet; north 45 degrees west 217 feet; north 13 degrees west 116 feet; north 33 degrees west 122 feet; north 76 degrees west 100 feet; south 62 degrees west 157 feet; north 89 degrees west 121 feet; north 44 deg. west 244 feet; north 50 degrees west 182 feet; north 57 degrees 30 minutes west 123 feet; north 67 degrees west 106 feet; north 86 degrees west 73 feet; north 88 degrees west 68 feet; north 89 degrees west 104 feet; north 55 degrees west 135 feet; north 58 degrees east 473 feet; north 59 degrees 30 minutes east 195 feet; north 43 degrees east 129 feet; north 36 degrees east 148 feet; north 20 degrees east 138 feet; north 11 deg. east 114 feet; north 4 degrees west 121 feet; north 6 degrees west 116 feet; north 35 degrees 30 minutes west 45 feet; north 10 degrees 30 minutes west 326 feet; north 8 deg. west 171 feet to a point in center of said Hatchie River; thence east 50 feet to a metal stake on east bank of said River; thence north 18 degrees east, along old fence signs; and east line of Curlin property, 890 feet to a metal stake; thence north, along old line 1640 feet to a stake 12 feet north of iron stake, an internal corner of Curlin property; thence east, along general trend of old fence, 1865 feet to an iron stake, another internal corner of Curlin property; thence south, along fence, 586.7 feet to an iron stake; thence east, along general trend of old fencerows, l704.5 feet to a metal stake on fence, a northwest corner of A. S. Harris land; thence south, slightly east, along old painted line, 1329 feet to a metal stake; thence east, along painted line, 660 feet to a metal stake, an internal corner of said A. S. Harris land; thence south, slightly west, along old painted line, 1377 feet to a stake 8 feet south of iron, this being the southwest corner of said A. S. Harris land; thence east 1768 feet to metal stake; thence south, with west line of Mulherrin property and crossing Black Creek Drainage Canal, 297 feet to a stake, a southwest corner of said Mulherrin property; thence east 248 feet to the beginning and containing 509.37 acres. Included in this description but excluded from this conveyance is a 1 acre tract con­veyed to the state of Tennessee by Deed of record in Deed Book 157, page 120, in the Register’s Office for Haywood County, TN. Map 127, Parcel 1.0 BEING the same parcels of real estate designated as Third Parcel and First Tract of Fifth Parcel in Warranty Deed from Walter H. Powell and wife, Jane Norton Powell, and Railey W. Powell and wife, Patsy Thomas Powell, to Bill N. Powell recorded in Deed Book 165, page 251, in the Register of Deeds= Office for Haywood County, Tennessee, and in Deed Book 277, Page 181, in the Register of Deeds= Office for Fayette County, Tennessee. The said Bill N. Powell and wife, Bettye Kirby Powell, conveyed a onetwenty-fifth (1/25) undiv

ided interest unto Christopher Powell Trust, and a one-twenty-fifth (1/25) undivided interest unto Brannon Powell Trust, and a one-twenty-fifth (1/25) undivided interest unto Mark Powell Trust, and a one-twenty-fifth (1/25) undivided interest unto Kirby Powell Trust, by warranty deed of record in Deed Book 166, Page 122, in the Register of Deeds= Office for Haywood County, Tennessee, and in Deed Book 280, Page 287, in the register of Deeds= Office for Fayette County, Tennessee. The said Bill N. Powell and wife, Bettye Kirby Powell conveyed a one-twenty-fifth (1/25) undivided interest unto Christopher Powell Trust, and a onetwenty-fifth (1/25) undivided interest unto Brannon Powell Trust, and a one-twentyfifth (1/25) undivided interest unto Mark Powell Trust and a one-twenty-fifth (1/25) undivided interest unto Kirby Powell Trust, by warranty deed of record in Deed Book 166, Page 251, in the Register of Deeds= Office for Haywood County, Tennessee, and in Deed Book 280, Page 697, in the Register of Deeds= Office for Fayette County, Tennessee. Railey Powell, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Billy N. Powell (being one and the same person as Bill N. Powell) conveyed a 3.55/25 undivided interest unto Christopher Powell Trust, and a 3.55/25 undivided interest unto Brannon Powell Trust, and a 3.55/25 undivided interest unto Mark Powell Trust, and a 3.55/25 undivided interest unto Kirby Powell Trust, by warranty deed of record in Deed Book 174, Page 156, in the Register of Deeds= Office for Haywood County, Tennessee, and in Deed Book 303, Page 171, in the Register of Deeds= Office for Fayette County, Tennessee. See also deeds recorded in Deed Book 177, Page 104, Register of Deeds= Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and Deed book , Page , Register of Deeds= Office, Fayette County, Tennessee, wherein a .7/25 was conveyed unto Christopher Powell Trust, Brannon Powell Trust, Mark Powell Trust and Kirby Powell Trust. The said Bill N. Powell (also known as Billy N. Powell) became deceased on April 3, 1987, and his Last will and Testament, dated December 27, 1985, was admitted to probate on April 7, 1987, in the Chancery Court for Haywood County, Tennessee, Docket Number P369. Railey Powell, the Grantor herein, was appointed Executor of the estate of Billy N. Powell in Item Number VII (7.01) of the Last Will and Testament of Billy N. Powell and Item Number II of the said Last Will and Testament of Billy N. Powell the said Railey Powell was granted the authority to transfer the above described real estate. Bettye Powell and Kirby Powell as Co‑Trustees of the Kirby Powell Trust, Christopher Powell Trust and Mark Powell Trust conveyed all of these three Trusts’ interest (being a total of 3/4) to Bettye Powell and Kirby Powell as Co‑Trustees of the Brannon Powell Trust by Deed Recorded in Deed Book 254, page 156, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and in Book D649, Page 83, Register’s Office, Fayette County, Tennessee.Map No. 127, Parcel 1.00 Howard Powell Rd, 4th Civil District of Haywood County, TN Said sale will be made in bar of all rights and equity of redemption, homestead and dower, which are expressly waived in said deed of trust. The title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey as Substitute Trustee only. The Purchaser will assume payment of all taxes and assessments constituting a lien on said real estate on the date of sale. This 19th day of January, 2012. Marianna Williams Attorneys for Trustee ASHLEY, ASHLEY & ARNOLD P. O. Box H Dyersburg, TN 38025-2008 731 285 5074 Other Interested Parties: Insouth Bank Publish Dates: Thursday, January 26, 2012, Thursday, February 2, 2012, Thursday, February 9, 2012 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 11, 2007, executed by MICHELLE M RUSSELL, A SINGLE WOMAN, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M WILSON as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, on October 16, 2007, as Instrument No. 11202, in Book 45, Page 471; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED FEBRUARY 10, 2012

Internet Bids will be received by the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, at their ofces in the James K. Polk Building, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee until 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 10, 2012 and opened publicly in the Conference Room on the 7th Floor of the James K. Polk Building at that hour. BENTON, CARROLL, CHESTER, CROCKETT, DECATUR, DYER, FAYETTE, GIBSON, HARDEMAN, HARDIN, HAYWOOD, HENDERSON, HENRY, LAKE, LAUDERDALE, MCNAIRY, MADISON, OBION, SHELBY, TIPTON, AND WEAKLEY COUNTIES (Contract No. CNL085) Call No. 012. Project No. 98048-4113-04, 98048-4112-04. 98048-4112-04: The retracing of pavement markings with spray thermoplastic on various Interstate and State Routes. Project Length - 0.000 mile. 98048-4113-04: The random on-call pavement marking on various Interstate and State Routes. Project Length - 0.000 mile. Total Project Length - 0.000 mile. Completion Time - On or before June 30, 2013 (See Special Provision 108B). NO PLANS CONTRACT. INTERNET BIDDING MANDATORY ON ALL CONTRACTS. A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalication of contractors before bidding authorization will be provided. Unauthorized bids will not be considered for award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation hereby noties all bidders that it will afrmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity afrmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (615) 741-5996. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED. Bidding authorization, standard specications and standard drawings may be obtained by contacting the Department of Transportation, Construction Division, Suite 700, James K. Polk Building, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, Telephone number (615) 741-2414. Plans may be obtained by contacting the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Copy Center, Level A, James K. Polk Building, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0330; Telephone number (615) 741-2048. Sales Tax will be added to the cost of all documents, where applicable. JOHN C. SCHROER, COMMISSIONER


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1-2-12 Tony R. Hammond – Violation of Probation, Failure to Appear - $0 Brittany Long – Violation of Probation - $0 Quorus Milan – Speeding, No Driver’s License - $3000 1-3-12 James Louis Finch – Speeding, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License 4 th Offense, Financial Responsibility – Insurance - $5000 John Darrell Thomas Ruffin – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License, Speeding - $3000 1-4-12 Calvin Elis Jarrett – Failure to Appear (Juvenile Court) - $350 Cordaro D. Worles – Speeding, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, 4th Offense - $0 1-5-12 Saravian Bond – Assault, Aggravated Domestic Related - $2500 Andre Cason – Violation of Parole - $0 Jennifer Lynn Ross – Assault, Domestic Related, Resisting Stop, Arrest - $0 1-6-12 Tashantay Nicole Douglas – Domestic Violence - $0 Rickie Dale Lumley – Aggravated Burglary - $0 1-7-12 Rodney Powell – Theft of Property (Recovery of Property) - $1500 Scott Edward Reed – Driving Under the Influence, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea, Violation Implied Consent Law, Open Alcohol in City Limits - $0 Travis Somerville – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, 2 nd Offense, Speeding, Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Child Restraint Law - $2500 Jerome Williams – Aggravated Assault - $0 1-8-12 Huri Hacmoni Lavaire - Speeding, No Driver’s License, Financial Responsibility – Insurance - $3000 1-9-12 Aubrey Blackwood Jr. – Violation of Probation $250 Jonathan Wesley Gross – Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Leaving Scene of Accident - $0 Ervin Jones – Aggravated Burglary - $0 Fredrick L. Ray – Driving Under the Influence - $7000 Brandi Yount – Driving on Suspended - $1500 1-10-12 Rachel Marie Cromp – Custodial Interference - $0 Steven Craig Goodman – Theft of Property, Over $1000 - $3500 Tamika Denise Williams – Contempt of Court - $750 Tamika Denise Williams – Contempt of Court - $750 1-12-12 Patrick Wayne Casteele – Violation of Probation - $0

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Nathanial Alexander Jones – Violation of Probation $250 Nathanial Alexander Jones - Theft of Property Under $500 - $2500 Peggy L. Marbry – Violation of Probation - $250 Victoria Tootsie Owens – Assault, Domestic Related - $0 1-13-12 Brenda K. Moore – Mitchell – Worthless Checks - $632.66 Guy E. Rondo – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License - $3000 1-14-12 Christy Love Baird – Failure to Appear - $339 Antiwan Marquis Bond – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License, Speeding, Violation Registration Law - $1500 Sergio S. Cano – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, 3rd Offense, Open Alcohol in City Limits, Financial Responsibility Insurance - $2500 Tiffani Hicks – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License - $3500 Daniel Lee Miller – Assault, Domestic Related - $0 Terrance Leon Pirtle Vandalism - $0 1-15-12 James Tyus – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License 4th Offense, Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense, Violation Implied Consent Law, Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender, Contempt of Court - $0 1-16-12 Monique Parker – Driving Under the Influence, Possession Schedule VI, Alcoh: Violation of Open Container Laws - $6000 Tavares Jerrell Ray – Driving On Revoked/Suspended License - $2500 1-17-12 Taurus Terrell Frazier – Assault, Domestic Related - $0 1-18-12 Derick Cornelious Bell – Failure to Appear - $221.25 Eric Drake – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License - $2500 Jack Trung Le – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License - $3000 Lemortist Roydell Williams – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License, 4th Offense, Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Violation Light Law, Resisting Stop, Arrest, No City Registration, Theft of Property, Forgery - $12,000 1-20-12 William Lloyd Thomas Jr. – Vandalism - $0 Charles Edward Williams – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License Over 5, Speeding, Financial Responsibility – Insurance - $5000 Angela Michelle Brown – Running at Large Prohibi, Cruelty to Animals, Vicious Dog Prohibit - $1500 Gregory Todd Carver – Violation of Probation $250 Tyler James Harrison – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea, Drug, MFG/DEL/SAL/ POSS Schedule I - $5000 1-21-12 Terry Beauregard – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License 4 th Offense, Speeding - $5000 Opal Earl Gause – Aggravated Asault, Assault, Domestic Related - $0 1-22-12 Troy Lee Hamilton Jr. – Possession of Schedule II, Possession of a Weapon, Adult Contributing to Deliquency of A C x2 $6000 Troy Springfield – Shoplifting – Theft of Property, Criminal Trespass - $1500 Pamela Denise Tuggle – Driving Under the Influence - $7000

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

General Sessions

Raschall Bond – Driving While License Suspended– Dismissed on Costs Raschall Bond – Failure to Dim Lights – Warning Delnicea S. Clark – Driving While License Revoked – Dismissed on Costs James T. Johnson Jr. – Window Tinted – Warning James T. Johnson Jr. – Alcohol Under 21 Possession – Amend to Consumption $25 plus Costs Quinton Moore – Violation of Probation – Guilty, Probation Revoked, Sentence Reinstated, Probation Extended 1 Year after 10 Days Service Bradley Lance Barken – Aggravated Assault x2 – Dismissed Bradley Lance Barken – Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Burglary – Bound Over to Grand Jury Carolyn D. Bonds – Driving While License Revoked, Probation Violation – Probation Extended 1 Year Carolyn D. Bonds – Driving While License Suspended $200 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 15 Days, Balance on Supervised Probation, Credit 17 Days Carolyn D. Bonds – Financial Responsibility Law, Failure to Yield Right of Way – Dismissed Phelp T. Pearson – Assault – Physical Contact – Dismissed Bridget Singleton – Driving Under the Influence First Offense, Probation Violation – Guilty, Probation Revoked, Sentence Reinstated, Probation Extended 1 Year, After 48 Hours, Service Suspended, $250 Bond Toward Fines/Costs Jose Castro – Schedule VI Drugs – Attempt – Guilty, $250 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended, 1 Year Supervised Probation Jose Castro – Possession Unlaw Drug Paraphernalia – Attempt - $150 plus Costs Chardonnay Gretchen Corley – Possession of Handgun While Under Influence – ATT – Driving on Wrong Side of Road – Nolle Chardonnay Gretchen Corley - Driving Under the Influence – First Offense – Guilty, License and Apply Restricted License, $350 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 48 Hours, 1 Year Supervised Probation Teresa Lee – Speeding Guilty, Warning Teresa Lee – Driving While License Suspended – Dismissed on Costs Eric Oldham – Fraud Use Credit/Debit Card Up to $500 – Amended, Plea to Misd. Theft Under $500, $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 48 Days, Credit 48 Days, Balance on Supervised Probation Eric Oldham – Fraud Use of Credit/Debit Card – Up to $500 x8, Identity Theft x9 – Nolle Cedric L. Phillips – Identity Theft – Plea Guilty, Amended to Theft Under $500 - $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 48 Days, Credit 48 Days, Restitution Already Made Balance on Supervised Probation Cedric L. Phillips – Identity Theft x8, Fraud Use Credit/ Debit Card Up to $500 x9 – Nolle Brandon T. Reid – Schedule VI Drugs – Attempt – Guilty, $250 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended, 1 Year Supervised Probation Forrest Tucker – Aggravated Assault – Amended to Domestic Assault, $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 48 Hours, 1 Year Supervised Probation Forrest Tucker – Poss Unlaw Drug Paraphernalia – Attempt - $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 48 Concurrent Forrest Tucker – Schedule VI Drugs – Consp – Dismissed – Nolle Jerry N. Tucker Jr. – Domestic Assault - $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 48 Hours, 1 Year Supervised Probation Jeremias L. Ambrocio – Possession Without Prescription Unlawful – Nolle Christopher C. Coburn – Criminal Trespass x2 – Amended Aggravated – Guilty, $50 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended, No Contact with Victim Christopher C. Coburn – Assault, Assault – Attempt

x3 – Nolle Rachael Coburn – Assault – Attempt, Criminal Trespass – Nolle Gilbert Evans – Evading Arrest, Probation Violation – Guilty, Probation Revoked, Sentence Reinstated, Probation Extended after 48 Hours John W. Hayes – Light Law – Motor Vehicle – Dismissed on Costs Betty J. Hill – Domestic Assault - $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended Time Served Roger G. Hill – Aggravated Assault – Amended to Simple Assault - $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended Time Served, 53 Days Carol Kirkland – Assault, Criminal Trespass– Nolle Donald Maness Jr. – Reckless Endangerment – Deadly Weapon Involved, Hunt from Across Road or within 100 Yards of House, Hunt from Aircraft/Watercraft/

MV Prohibited x2– Nolle Donald Maness Jr. – Hunt From Across Road or within 100 Yards of Roadway – Weapons forfeited, Guilty Plea, 2 Year Suspension on all Hunting, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 15 Days Concurrent, $250 plus Costs Donald Maness Jr. – Hunt From Aircraft/Watercraft/ MV Prohibited – Dismissed Nolle Donald Maness Jr. – Hunt From Across Road or Within 100 Yards of House – Guilty Plea, $250 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 15 Days Concurrent Charles Phillips – Aggravated Assault – Amended Guilty Best Interest - $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended Timothy Powell – Simple Possession/Casual Exchange – Attempt – 1 Year Guilty Plea Diversion, Probation, $750 plus Costs

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transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on February 17, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Haywood County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Lying and being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin (set) in the west margin of Kenny Haynes Road, 20.0 feet from center, the northeast corner of Cleek, the southeast corner of this described lot; thence west with the north line of Cleek, in line with a row of pine trees, 192.0 feet to a corner post (found); thence north along a fence and east line of Haynes, also a row of pine trees east of the line, 200.0 feet to an iron pin (set); thence east along the south line of Haynes and with a row of pine trees 192.0 feet to an iron pin (set) in the west margin of Kenny Haynes Road, 20.0 feet from center; thence south along the west margin of said road 200.0 feet to the beginning, containing 0.88 acres, more or less, according to survey made by Jerry Stoots, Registered Land Surveyor, on August 26, 1992. PARCEL NO. 031 02102 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 357 KENNY HAYNES ROAD, BROWNSVILLE, TN 38012. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MICHELLE M. RUSSELL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; 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 property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 6815002 TS#: 09-0116746 FEI # 1006.104282 01/26/2012, 02/02/2012, 02/09/2012

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2012 “Important” University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension dates for Row Crop Farmers

 "Catch the Last and Best of Squirrel Season" With it leap year, and February just six days away, you have an extra day to pursue one of the smartest and elusive game animals around – the mysterious Mr. Squirrel. The season ends on February 29th. Scientists say that squirrels are very smart animals, even smarter than our average dogs, except mine, of course.   Have you ever tried to keep them out of your bird feeders?   I’ll bet in most cases, you just gave up. The squirrel you hunt in the woods, however, is an entirely different animal than what is chewing on the cedar planks around your deck and scampering happily in the attic. I’ll get to those later. In the wild, squirrels have a very keen sense of danger and higher avoidance skills; that’s what makes them so much fun to hunt.  The extra long seasons help too. In the wild they are just as cautious of man as they are of owls and other predators.   They aren’t as easy to bag as many non-hunter

suburbanites think, especially those that regard them as pests who unceremoniously shoot them as such in and around their yards with vigor. Here’s a lesson to be learned for you city dwellers who find it necessary to blast the domesticated roof rats to squirrel heaven instead practice a much more effective and humane method – USE A TRAP!   The most successful venture I am aware of was concluded by my dear friend, Wally, a retired school teacher in Hattiesburg, MS.  Wally moved into a neighborhood in 2009 overcome with squirrels whose diet consisted mainly of cedar from his house.   The lot was 100’ x 150’, so blasting away in his quiet and beautiful neighborhood was not an option.  So he got a trap designed just for this purpose from his local Co-Op. In the 2009 - 2010 season, he trapped and released 58 squirrels to the wild safely and happily (Wally, not the squirrels. They weren’t very pleased with

the whole situation and took it personally).  For the 2010 -2011 season the count went down to 17 and so far this year, 2011-2012, NONE!   No angry neighbors, no taking a chance on breaking local ordinances and a much effective and passive solution.   A good mile or two of separation can do the trick.  And to test it, just spray a little orange on the sides of the squirrels before release and see if any return. I’ll bet they won’t.  You can call Pied Piper Traps, a company in Weatherford, TX at 1-800-287-2748.They made the model Wally used so successfully. And one last note, those of you real hunters and fishermen that value wildlife and the humane and fair taking of game, save those squirrel tails.   MEPPS lures will swap those tails for Mepps lures or even cash. You can call 1-800-237-9877 and they will tell you how.  I’ve done it many times to the satisfaction of both of us.  Get Outside!

New Citizens’ Trooper Academy The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the first session of its new Citizens’ Trooper Academy. The nine-week academy consists of approximately 30 hours of training. It is designed to give citizens a better understanding and awareness in the community of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and its parent agency, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Instructors will use a hands-on approach to educate citizens on the roles and responsibilities of state troopers. “We plan on giving citizens a firsthand look at what state troopers do on a daily basis. We believe the Citizens’ Trooper Academy will help us build a stronger relationship with those we protect and that relationship

will ultimately help us make Tennessee safer,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. The first session is scheduled to begin Monday, March 5, 2012 in Nashville. Sessions will be held each following Monday through April 30 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. A graduation ceremony will be held on May 5, 2012. There are plans to expand the Citizens’ Trooper Academy to other parts of the state in the future. Participants must be at least 21 years old, physically able to meet training requirements, available to attend weekly threehour sessions, sign required waivers and agreements, and have no criminal history. There is one optional overnight stay at the department’s Training Center. Applications are avaiable on the depart-

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ment’s website at www. tn.gov/safety. Citizens may also request an application by sending an email message to email.safety@tn.gov The deadline for registration is February 3, 2012. Applications must be returned by that date for processing. For more information, contact Sergeant Stan Hollandsworth at 615251-5173 or Shannon Hall at 615-251-5170.

As we journey along through winter 2012, County row crop producers are getting ready for another productive cropping year. A major key to farming success is staying on the “cutting edge” of emerging production practices. Following are the dates of major row crop production education events: February 2, 2012 West Tennessee Grain Conference at Dyer County Fairgrounds — James Rice Road, Dyersburg February 7, 2012 8:30

a.m. Haywood County Crop Production Meeting at Back Yard Bar-Be-Que *Please call 772-2861 so that a count for the meal can be confirmed February 23, 2012 from 8:30 to 3 Irrigated Row Crops: Integrated Production Systems for Tennessee Producers Workshop at West Tennessee Research and Education Center 605 Airways Boulevard, Jackson *Please call 772-2861 so that a count for the meal can be confirmed July 26, 2012 No-Till

Field Day, at Milan Research and Education Center Hwy 79N We are also asking farmers to send their e-mail addresses to: walter.battle@utk.edu so that this office can get important crop production information to them through the UTCrops weekly newsletter. Also if farmers desire information throughout the cropping year they can go to UTcrops.com for production information.

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It’s almost February. Can you believe it? Wow, it just doesn’t seem real that the first month of the year 2012 is over. Well, my goodness, since it is almost February, we’d better tell you all that will be happening here at the library for the upcoming month. Toddler Time will be offered on the first and third Mondays of the month (Feb. 6, and Feb. 20) at 11 a.m. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come to the library, listen to stories, color and have a light snack. We love Toddler Time at the Library! Come and join us! Free Computer Classes for February include the following: IRS.gov on Feb. 7, Microsoft Power Point on Feb. 14, Microsoft Publisher on Feb. 21, and Microsoft Excel on Feb. 28. There are two class times offered each Tuesday – 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Each class lasts

The following is a corrected copy of an ad that ran in error in last week’s edition. The States Graphic apologizes to the family and friends of Ms. Hines for the error

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20 Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for all the expressions of kindness and love shown to our family during the passing of our dear mother, Ola May Hines. Your presence, cards, flowers, calls and all acts of kindness and support will be treasured and will give us strength in the days ahead. Special thanks to Dr. Obi & First Care, CareAll, Intrepid, Star Center and Southwest agencies for the tender care given to our mom during her illness. We would also like to thank the Rawls Funeral Home for your patience and attention given to our needs during this difficult time. And last but certainly not least, we would also like to thank the St. John and Prospect church families for your love and support during this time. Your prayers and support helped us to make it through this journey and we know your continued prayers will give us the strength we need to continue on. With Love & Abundant Thanks, The Hines, Bell & Lofton Families

one hour and offers a Lab Day on each Friday also at 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Class size is limited, so please call or come in to register for FREE computer classes. Lunch and Learn for February will be on Wednesday, February 29 at noon in the Library Meeting Room. Our guest speaker is yet to be announced, so please stay tuned for details. The Friends of the Library is organizing the Annual Membership Meeting for late February. If you are interested in serving on the Friends Board, please contact Katherine at the library 772-9534. We could use your help. Several of the library staff will be receiving training in MidFebruary on the new circulation system that we will be getting shortly here at your

library. This new circulation system will be a great benefit to us, to help better serve all out patrons. It may take us (library staff) and you (lovely library patrons) just a little bit of time to get used to this new system, so we are asking for your patience and understanding as we learn this new software. Thanks. We have Tax Forms!! Tax Forms are located in the metal rack on the left as you enter the main room of the library headed towards the circulation desk. Please take only what you need as our supplies are limited. We have not received all the forms that we requested. If you do not see the form that you are looking for, please ask at the circulation desk. Happy Reading!

UNIVERSITY SCHOOL of JACKSON Open House for Prospective Families PreK* – 5th Grade: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, January 29 Lower School • 240 McClellan Rd.

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Computer Basics including Introduction to the Internet

Brownsville Office • 8 South Court • Brownsville, TN 38012 Phone: 731-772-1040 • Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm The H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard is issued by H&R Block Bank, a Federal Savings Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. Fees may apply. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Emerald Card is a trademark of HRB Innovations, Inc. This product may not be available at some locations. ©2011 HRB Tax Group, Inc. *Provided by H&R Block Bank, a federal savings bank, member FDIC. Fees and additional terms and conditions apply. You must meet legal requirements for opening a bank account. A Refund Anticipation Check (RAC) is a bank-deposit product, not a loan, and is limited to the size of your income tax refund less applicable fees. Normal receipt time is 7-14 days. You can electronically file your return and receive your refund without a RAC, a loan, or extra fees. At participating offices. H&R Block Maine License Number: FRA2 ©2011 HRB Tax Group, Inc.

USJ is accept ing students for th e 2012-2013 sc hool year

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2012 Aerospace: Boys to Men

Seven youth from Haywood County participated in the 2012 Aerospace: Boys to Men project presented in collaboration with The Memphis Blackhawks, Memphis City Schools-Wooddale Middle and High Schools, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professional (OBAP), the Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated (TAI)-Memphis Chapter, Bessie Coleman Aerospace Legacy (BCAL), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated-Shelby County Alumnae Chapter, and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) Saturday, January 21, 2012. The purpose of this event was to provide a platform that exposes youth and teens to various career opportunities available within the aviation industry. The day was

chock full of educational, professional and handson opportunities for students in attendance. Pictured above from left to right: Christopher Turner, Devonte Pruitt, Rashard Johnson, Kenson Thomas, Melvin Bond III, Jaylon Hall, Captain Calvin Jayne-President Memphis Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Mr. John Duckworth, David Johnson and Mr. Albert Harris. Not pictured Mr. John Ashworth Students from Haywood County were sponsored by the National Association of the Dunbar-Haywood County Training-Carver High School Alumni Association. The days’ events began with a screening of the newly released movie “Red Tails”, and continued with actual handson operation of remote

controlled aircraft. Each of the students from Haywood County had an opportunity to fly an airplane using the flight simulators.

Other events included meeting with airline pilots, air traffic controllers and many other aviation professionals. A highlight of day was a presentation

by an actual “Top Gun” pilot who flew missions from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, Commander Drew Brown. Commander Brown is

a pilot with FedEx and teaches the rules while motivating students to achieve and succeed while playing by the rules.

Nearly 9,500 Photo ID’s for voting purposes since 2011 Summer

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced that 9,492 photo IDs had been issued for voting purposes from July 1 through December 31, 2011. The vast majority (8,989) of those issued were non-photo driver licenses converted into photo driver licenses, while 503 were original photo identification cards. Effective January 1, 2012, a new state law requires citizens to present a federal or state-issued photo ID to vote at the polls. The law also requires the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to

issue photo IDs for voting purposes at no charge. “I am encouraged by the number of photo IDs issued for voting purposes since July 2011. We have several options available to make photo IDs available for those who need them, including our Saturday business hours and county clerk partners. Hopefully, the number of photo IDs issued will continue to increase as we get closer to the presidential primary in March,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. The department’s 30

county clerk partners have contributed to today’s figure with 2,333 voter IDs issued. They are converting non-photo driver licenses to photo driver licenses for voters who need them free of charge. In addition, on this Saturday, January 7, the state will open 19 driver service centers for citizens who need a photo ID for voting purposes, and will also open on the first Saturday of each month through March for the purpose of issuing voter photo IDs only.   “The Iowa caucus is over, and the presidential

primary season is in full swing. Tennessee’s presidential primary will be here before you know it, so I strongly encourage anyone who doesn’t already have a valid photo ID to get one as soon as possible,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “Having Saturday operating hours at the state driver service centers makes getting an ID easier and more convenient,” Hargett added. The driver service centers that will be opened on the first Saturday of each month are located in the following counties: Davidson (Centennial Blvd.

and Hart Lane), Hamilton (both locations), Knox (both locations), Shelby (East Shelby Drive and Summer Avenue), Sullivan, Sumner, Rutherford, Washington, Williamson, Montgomery, Blount, Bradley, Putnam, Greene, and Carter. The centers will be open normal business hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To minimize the possibility of wait times during Saturday hours, groups or organizations planning to make a group visit to a driver service center should schedule an appointment by calling Linda Cone at 731-225-0924 or Wanda

Adams at 615-251-5300. Since July 1, 2011, the Department has seen a steady increase in the number of photo IDs issued for voting purposes. To date, the month of November has earned the highest number of voter IDs issued across the state with 3,600.   For more information on the new voter photo ID law, including acceptable forms of photo identification and documents needed to obtain a photo ID for voting purposes, please visit the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s website at www.tn.gov/safety.


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Haywood wins third straight

By JEFF IRELAND jireland@statesgraphic.com

Haywood coach Kendall Dancy was not happy with the way his team performed in the first half of his team's District 13AA game Tuesday night at Gibson County. “We were outtoughed,” Dancy said. The problem was corrected in the third quarter. Haywood (14-5 overall, 8-4 district) went on a 11-2 run early in the third period to take control of the game en route to a 7062 win, the team's third straight. The Tomcats led 33-29 at the half. Senior Demarcus Tyus scored two straight buckets to begin the second half and five points from sophomore

Sadarius Delk during the ensuing run led to a 17-point Haywood lead at the end of three quarters. The Tomcats' defense forced three turnovers, including a five-second call, during the run to spark the surge. With the win, Haywood moved into fourth place in the district with four to go until the district tournament. “I'm encouraged with the way we're starting to gel on and off the court,” Dancy said. “We must start getting important stops on defense, rebound and start making basketball plays on offense.” Delk scored seven points in the first half and led Haywood with 14. Jeffrey Starks hit a pair

of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 10. Tyus added 12 and Tarecus Hughes added 10. Nigel Peeples scored all eight of his points in the first half. Haywood's lead balooned to 66-47 midway through the fourth quarter on a bucket by Montravious Maclin. The Tomcats will have a chance to get some revenge in district play Friday night at home against Dyersburg, a team that defeated the Tomcats last month in Dyersburg. Haywood travels to Alamo on Tuesday to play Crockett County. In other action: Haywood defeated Westview at home Friday night, 73-69. Hughes led the way with 19 points. Delk added 16 and Starks

Tomcat sophomore Tarecus Hughes tries to avoid a Gibson County defender during the teams' District 13-AA game Tuesday night in Dyer. Hughes scored 10 points to help Haywood to a 70-62 win. Photo by Jeff Ireland scored 11. On Saturday the Tom-

cats defeated FayetteWare on homecoming,

72-65. Delk scored 13, Starks 12 and Hughes 10.

Lady Tomcats fall at Gibson County

By JEFF IRELAND jireland@statesgraphic.com

Tuesday night's District 13-AA matchup between Haywood and Gibson County in Dyer boiled down to the Lady Pioneers' outside shooting versus the Lady Tomcats' strength inside. In the end, Gibson County senior Courtney Haynes was the difference. Hayes hit four 3-pointers, including two in a row during a gamechanging third quarter run, that propelled the Lady Pioneers to a 51-40 win. “That was a key point … those 3's she made,” said

Haywood coach Zandra Jones. “We missed some assignments and you knew they were going to use the clock. That made it tough for us.” Haynes, who finished with a game-high 23 points, hit two from beyond the arc during a one-minute span of the third quarter that helped Gibson County during a three-point advantage into a 36-27 lead after three quarters. Haywood (12-8 overall, 5-7 district) never got closer than seven points the rest of the way as the Lady Pioneers milked the clock down the stretch and converted their free throws when Haywood

was forced to foul. Lady Tomcat senior forward Trinity Jackson, who led Haywood with 16 points, did a lot of damage early in the paint, scoring seven points in the first half and leading Haywood to a 16-14 lead late in the second quarter. Gibson County took a 1716 lead into halftime and never trailed again. Kaayla Cunningham scored with 2:47 left in the third quarter to trim the deficit to 28-25 before Haynes' 3-pointers helped the home team take control. Jalisa Bell added 13 for the Lady Tomcats. Haywood played its second straight game

without senior Chelsey Owens, who suffered a concussion in a Friday game against Westview. “I was proud of the way we played without Chelsey,” Jones said. “We played up and down, but we did some things right.” Haywood returns to district action Friday at home against Dyersburg and Tuesday at Crockett County. In other action: Haywood senior Ida Parrish tries to get to the hoop during Haywood fell at action Tuesday night in Gibson County. The Lady Pioneers home to Westview defeated Haywood, 51-40. Photo by Jeff Ireland last Friday, 53-50. The Alexis Peeples scored 11. Jackson led the way with Lady Tomcats led 23On Saturday Haywood 25, Parrish scored 16 and 16 at the half. Jackson led Fayette-Ware Bell finished with 11. Haywood with 20 points. defeated Ida Parrish added 15 and 67-51 on homecoming.

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