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147th Year • No. 2


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Haywood County, Tennessee

One Section, 14 Pages


One killed, four injured in I-40 wreck

Callery Retires

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see page 7 The 2003 Mazda M61 involved in Tuesday’s crash sustained heavy damage as it turned over several times before coming to rest. One person was killed and four others were injured in the accident. Photo by Jennifer Willis BY JENNIFER WILLIS


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At approximately 2:49 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, emergency crews were dispatched to a one-car accident on I-40 at the eastbound 44-mile marker. Several ambulances and

multiple law enforcement agencies were on the scene, and three of the five victims were transported to area hospitals via Hospital Wing. According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a four-door 2003 Mazda M61 was traveling east on I-40 when the driver, Denetrice

M. Horton, 21, of Millingon, steered to the right and exited south of the roadway edge and went down a steep embankment. The vehicle turned over several times and came to an uncontrolled rest facing a northbound direction. Horton was killed, and four other passengers were injured.

The injured passengers were Kristyn M. Bennett, 22, of Memphis; Pechone l. Jennings, Jr., 22, of Memphis; Antoine L. Quin, 20, of Memphis; and Korry E. Harris, 20, of Memphis. According to the THP report, in the officer’s opinion seat belts would have made a difference, and speed was a factor.

Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meet: Refuse collection rates to increase in February BY JENNIFER WILLIS The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met in regular session Tuesday, January 8. The meeting began with an invocation as usual, but instead of one of the aldermen leading the invocation, Jackson Pettigrew did. Following the invocation, Justin Jacocks and Everette Pettigrew led the Pledge of Allegiance. The three boys were boy scouts with troop 68, and were working on their citizenship badges. After approval of the December minutes, the board reviewed a parade permit from Reverend O.G. Stewart on behalf of the Haywood County Branch of the NAACP for the annual Martin Luther King parade. The board approved the permit, and the parade will be January

21 at 11 a.m. The parade route will be from Carver High down Jefferson to Anderson, Anderson to Main, Main to Court Square, and back down Jefferson to Carver High. There was a second reading of Ordinance #895, which is an ordinance to amend the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget. Mayor Matherne opened a public hearing for comments concerning the matter. With no comments from the public, the ordinance was adopted with a motion from Alderman Simmons and a second from Vice Mayor Flagg. A second reading of Ordinance #896, which amends various parking regulations within the city’s municipal zoning ordinance, was held. The public made no comments during the public hearing, and the ordinance was

adopted with a motion from Vice Mayor Flagg and a second from Alderman Averyheart. The next item on the agenda was Resolution #837, which was a proposal to increase rates for residential and commercial refuse collection. Alderman Averyheart made a motion to adopt, and Alderman Simmons seconded. Therefore, effective February 1, 2013, the rates will go up for the first time since 2006. Residential rates will see a 25% increase, with the fees rising from $16 to $20. Churches will pay $22.39 and small business will pay $30.81. Two-yard containers will cost $44.76, six-yard containers will cost $92.29, and eightyard containers will cost $132.55. The rate for roll-off containers will be $150 per month for service pick-up,

with the first service pickup fee being paid prior to container delivery. Rented containers will be available for 30 days, and after that time period a rental fee of $150 will be charged per month in addition to the service pick-up fee. The next item of business was Resolution #838, which is a resolution adopting a compliance manual regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The resolution was adopted, and the city’s policy statement reads, “It is the policy of the City of Brownsville to ensure that no citizen shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Resolution #839 was also adopted, which allows the City of Brownsville to apply for a grant through the Tennessee Department of Transportation for sidewalk replacement and lighting projects along East Main. The grant shall not exceed $750,000, and the city’s responsibility shall not exceed $250,000. TVA’s bill for December 2012 was $1,150,429.84,

and the average residential electric bill will have a decrease of approximately 2 ½ percent due to TVA’s fuel costs adjustment. December 2012’s unemployment rate for Haywood County was 10.1%. The next regularly scheduled City Board meeting will be held Tuesday, February 12.

Cause remains undetermined in Estes Road fire BY JENNIFER WILLIS

Before and after pictures of the structure fire on Estes Road. Firefighters worked for more than two hours to get the flames under control. Photos by Jennifer Willis and Vicky Fawcett

The Brownsville Fire Department was called to the scene of a house fire at 166 Estes Road on Thursday, January 3 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Volunteer firefighters from Districts 9 and 6 were also called to the scene. According to a report from the Brownsville Fire Department, when firefighters made the scene the house was fully involved, and it took them a while to get the fire under control. According to that same report, the home belonged to Tommy House. He was renting the home to Hazel Baltimore, who was in the

process of moving in. There was no electricity to the home at the time of the fire, nor was there any heat. Baltimore had a generator running that she used to power the lights while she moved in. The report shows that the 1,500 square-foot home sustained extreme damage, with between 75 and 100 percent of the structure suffering from flame damage. According to a statement from the Brownsville Fire Department, the cause of the fire remains undetermined. No one was injured in the blaze.

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First State sponsors “Bank Shot” Russell speaks to Exchange Club

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Photo submitted First State is a proud sponsor of a bank shot at halftime at every boy’s home game for the Tomcats Basketball. Saturday, January 5th, Tomcats took on Ripley Tigers and Lonnie Rogers from Brownsville won $25. Pictured (L to R): Brenna Carlton, helper for bank shot; Lisa Carlton, city president for First State Bank of Brownsville, Lonnie Rogers, winner of the bank shot; and Bryse Carlton, helper for bank shot.

The Brownsville Exchange Club opened the year with guest speaker Teresa Russell, Superintendent of Haywood County Schools on January 2, 2013. Pictured with Mrs. Russell is Exchange Club President Jody Lea.

Rescue Squad names “Member of the Year”

Smith named “Youth of the Month”

Photo by Sammye Sanford Robert Fawcett and Darlene Hasler were named the Brownsville/Haywood County Rescue Squad’s “Members of the Year” at their annual Christmas Dinner. Members cast their votes for the person they feel earned the title “Member of the Year” by going above and beyond their duties, and this year there was a tie between Fawcett and Hasler.

Photo submitted Tyron Smith, son of Shavonda Snipes and Tedrick Smith, was chosen as the December “Youth of the Month” at the Boys & Girls Club of Brownsville. Tyron is a seven-year-old first grade honor roll student at Haywood Elementary School, where his favorite subject is math. Tyron, according to the Boys and Girls Club, “is always on his best behavior, has excellent manners, and is always respectful to other club members, staff members, and club volunteers.” Tyron enjoys playing basketball, riding his bike, and playing video games. He would like to become a fireman when he grows up.

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“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. As I look back at the past year and how my business has grown, I am totally convinced that the above statement is true. I can honestly say that with every client I’ve had, I have tried to serve them. I’m still so amazed at how far God has brought me. It is truly an everyday learning experience. I’m so thankful to everyone that has put their trust in Tara and myself to help them purchase their home. At times, it is very tough in the market that we are in, but I’m totally convinced that if you work hard and try the best that you can to help people God will yield an increase. We are so thankful that people would choose us to help them fulfill their dreams!! I can still remember many people telling me, “Joey, the economy is bad, and maybe you shouldn’t open a real estate company now”. I’m sure that many said that out of love because they didn’t want me to fail. However, I can say today that I honestly believe that this is the purpose that God has for me. I think at this point everyone knows how I feel about my family, but this year I want to say a Special Thank You to Tara Joyner!! I just want you to know that you have been a blessing to the business, my family, and myself!! As I look forward to this upcoming year I challenge us as a community to Serve!! To serve often times means to do the dirty work so someone else can become who they are meant to be. In today’s society it seems that we are all getting more selfish by the day, but one thing is for sure: the world is not designed that way. We are here to help one another. I understand that sometimes things don’t work out, but if you can look back and say “I tried” with a honest heart you’ve done your part. Again, we say Thank You to Haywood County and we look forward to serving you this year, and many more years to come!! 225 Margin Street, Brownsville, TN 38012 Office (731) 772-0202 Fax (731) 772-0221

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INSOUTH hosts retirement banquet for Callery

Photos by Jennifer Willis Alan Callery has retired from INSOUTH Bank after 33 years of service. The bank hosted a reception in his honor Friday, January 4. A steady stream of guests stood in line to shake Callery’s hand and wish him well. Callery’s wife, Robin, and son, Robert, were on hand to help Alan celebrate.

United States attorney Edward L. Stamton III names Larry Laurenzi as Civil Rights Unit Chief Edward L. Stanton III, United States States Attorneys Brian Coleman and Attorney for the Western District Jonathan Skrmetti, who have served of Tennessee, has named veteran in the Unit since its creation, will federal prosecutor and former acting continue to complement the team. Former Unit Chief Steve United States Attorney Laurence J. Laurenzi as Civil Rights Unit Chief. Parker has been assigned to a U.S. Attorney Stanton created U.S. Department of Justice detail New Orleans, Louisiana. the dedicated Civil Rights Unit in in February 2011, in order to enhance the ability of the U.S. Attorney’s Office to enforce federal civil rights laws in the Western District of Tennessee. The Civil Rights Unit prosecutes the full spectrum of federal civil rights crimes, including official misconduct, law enforcement corruption, human trafficking, and hate crimes. In addition, fair housing, fair lending, Americans with Disability Act, and Uniform Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act cases continue to remain a priority of the district. The Civil Rights Unit has received national acclaim for its dedicated efforts, including prominent recognition from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for The Haywood County Ambulance Authority will its distinguished work hold an Emergency Medical First Responder in combatting human and sex trafficking. class for those wishing to obtain a First Mr. Laurenzi is a Responder license beginning January 22 at career federal prosecutor 6p.m. The classes will be held at the Haywood and has handled a wide range of civil rights County Ambulance Authority. The program is cases. He will serve as open to residents of Haywood County ages Unit Chief in addition to 18 and older. For more information, contact continuing his present Assistant Director Donnie King or First duties as Executive Assistant United States Responder Instructor Jere Wright at 731-772Attorney. As Unit Chief, 4979 or 731-635-6485. Mr. Laurenzi will lead the implementation of the Unit’s strategic priorities and manage relationships with key federal, state, and local law enforcement partners and community s t a k e h o l d e r s . “Larry Laurenzi has an esteemed track record of service to the Department of Justice and the Western District of Tennessee,” said United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton III. “I am confident that under his capable leadership, this District’s Civil Rights Unit will continue to work diligently to ensure that all Americans enjoy the rights and freedoms the Constitution guarantees them.” Assistant United


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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Looking ahead We are now a couple of weeks into the New Year and the good news for the moment is that we escaped the fall from the “fiscal cliff.” Saying goodbye to 2012 wasn’t too difficult for me, especially with all its many challenges. However, I don’t want to appear unthankful because the year brought me far more blessings than disappointments. Since becoming more acclimated to 2013, I pray that our economy will move to a stronger position. We have far too many people who are without employment and unable to provide for the needs of their families Hopefully, we have learned some very valuable lessons from the previous year that witnessed a heated presidential election and a congress in gridlock. We learned that a lot of work is needed to address the real issues that continue to erode our nation and its people. Partisan politics has seemingly become the law of the land and the fears of a “fiscal cliff” are still very much present and our actions as a nation thus far may only prolong the agony. Many national and world economist tell us that it could be years, if ever, before the economy returns to its previous high. It seems to me that we

are looking at the wrong solution when it comes to fixing our society. Evidently, we will not find the answers in the halls of congress because too often we keep sending the same people back to the legislature that doesn’t understand why they were sent there in the first place. Their greatest priorities seem to involve fault finding, placing blame, and their personal agendas. I once worked with a CEO who taught me a great lesson regarding how business really works successfully, especially when it comes to finding fault and placing blame. While working on the weekly progress reports, problems were found that needed fixing. The CEO would ask the group what they were doing about correcting the problem. Most often, those who were speaking would start the discussion by finding fault or placing blame somewhere. This CEO would stand immediately and remind those speaking that they were hired to fix the problem not place the blame. “That’s mind job,” he would say. Maybe we, as voters, should remind those in Congress that they were given a vote of confidence to fix the problems and no excuse or blame factor will be acceptable. Many of our problems are related to children and

the challenges they face in life. So many parents are blaming different sources for the fall of our children. However, maybe its time for us as parents to remember that we are endowed by our creator with the right and responsibility of raising and guiding our children to adulthood. Surely there is all kind of predators out there who prey on our children in many ways. That’s why they need someone watching their steps and guiding their paths 24/7. The solution to the problems of children will not by corrected by legislators and the school system. While they can be great contributors to the future of our children, they can never take on the role of a parent. It is beyond their call of duty. And surely, we can’t expect the movie industry and some business institutions to clean up their act because it might serve as a bad influence on the children. However, we as parents can fulfill our roles by reconsidering this very important question; who’s raising the children? Accountability and responsibility on the part of all Americans would lead to great improvements in our land.

Ask me a question, and I’ll do my best to answer The title says it all. I had a very sweet lady stop me in Wal-Mart a few days ago and ask me a very simple question. “Would you answer a question in your corner of the paper if someone asked you to?” Well, I thought for a split second, and replied, “What type of question?” She explained, “Well, what if someone asked you to write about something because they wanted to know how you felt about something going on in our community, or what if they just wanted to know something about you?” Well, since that was the case, I told her I’d do my best. I feel like the more our readers know me, the more they can relate with my style of writing. So, I asked her the big question (although I admit I was a little concerned about what she wanted me to write about). She simply wanted to know more about me. So, here goes… I was born in Elmhurst, Illinois to Jere and Debbie Wright. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Tennessee, and I’ve been here ever since. My sister, Kristine, was born two years later,

and my brother, Jere, three years after that. I was raised in the Tibbs community, and have many fond memories of growing up in the country. My parents still live in Tibbs, as do my grandparents and several other members of my family. I met my husband in 1999, the year that I graduated from Haywood High School, and we were married in 2000. We both worked and I was enrolled in college. So, needless to say, it was tough learning to juggle working, marriage, and school…but I made it. Four years into our marriage I found out that I was expecting our first child, Sarah Elizabeth. She is our miracle. She was born 14 ½ weeks prematurely, and weighed just two pounds when she was born. She spent the first couple of months of her life in intensive care fighting to survive, and is a healthy and beautiful little girl today. She is mommy’s hero, and I still catch myself wondering sometimes how someone so small could fight as hard as she did. Her smile can brighten a room, and

it certainly warms this mommy’s heart. My son, Jacob Owen, was born in 2008. As a matter of fact, my little man will be five years old in less than a month! I had a pretty rough pregnancy with him. I had surgery at 16 weeks, and was on strict bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy, including some time spent in the hospital because they thought he too was going to make an early arrival. Fortunately he didn’t, and was born just a week shy of his due date. He is mommy’s boy, and his little grin can make my heart melt. My life is crazy busy between being a mommy and a wife and working a full-time job. But, it’s pretty amazing. I wouldn’t trade it for all the money in the world! I hope that covers the question I was asked. And, if there is anybody else out there who would like for me to answer a question or share my thoughts on an issue, I am certainly willing to give it a shot. You can e-mail me at jwillis@statesgraphic. com, or call me at our office, 731-772-1172.


By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

Say What? I came across an article the other day entitled, “Five Words that Make You Sound Stupid.” “Well,” I thought, “I need to read this,” so I did. The list, compiled by the editors of Dictionary. com, joins other annual lists of words and phrases, usually published in January, that this board or that has decided are, for one reason or another, no longer suitable for educated speakers. Some are lists of slang words no longer trendy, some list old words referring to things no longer common enough to be widely understood. Some are words that are just misused. And some, according to the folks, just make you sound stupid. Here are the words; actually, basically, honestly, like and literally. Now you may be saying to yourself, “Hey, those are perfectly good words,” and they are. The problem, say the people, is that we use them too much, and often, improperly. “I’m literally starving,” said the hungry young man. No, he was literally hungry, but not starving. He improperly added “literally” for emphasis. “Literally” means, “in a literal manner; exactly.” “My dad was like, really angry,” said the young girl, but it is not only teenagers who gratuitously add the word “like” to sentences as a filler word. We all do it. Actually, we shouldn’t do that. Honestly, we shouldn’t. It’s just basically wrong. Get the picture? Of course you do, but isn’t it a bit extreme to say that improperly or too frequently using those words for emphasis makes us sound stupid? Maybe dated would be more accurate. Dated, because fashion in language is a bit like it is in clothing. If you want to be really avant-garde in your language, just as in fashion, you have to be constantly on your toes, lest that arresting phrase you dazzled people with at your last party becomes the linguistic equivalent to a leisure suit without your knowing it. You have to keep your language updated. But some words and phrases, like certain clothing items, are simply classics, always in style, always appropriate and impressive when used correctly. Have you ever been in a discussion when someone came up with a totally off-the-wall comment that was totally unresponsive to the

discussion at hand? I have a friend who is famous for her non sequiturs. You may be talking about your favorite restaurants when suddenly she will throw in a comment about her dog. You hear the term, non sequitur from time to time. Now you know how to use it. Politicians, when they get caught lying or making inconsistent statements, often defend themselves by saying that they didn’t really mean what they previously said, that they “conflated” two different events, or statements, or ideas or whatever, and came up with an erroneous, rather than a dishonest statement about them. The news media is often accused of conflating gossip with news. “He is a man of ‘multifarious’ talents,” I once heard an introductory speaker say of someone he was introducing. He meant that the coming speaker was a multi talented man, but the word actually means someone who is talented at a variety of things, not just many, but why quibble; it’s still a nice thing to say about someone. Ever committed a faux pas? Of course you have; we all have. Davy Crockett is said to have once drunk from a fingerbowl at a fancy dinner in Washington. A faux pas is a social blunder. Want to suggest that someone is stingy without actually saying so? Try the euphemism, “parsimonious”, instead. It means “exhibiting thriftiness with money to the point of being stingy.” Practically the same meaning without having so much stings.

“Carpe diem,” my dad used to say when he got me up to go to work in the morning. Seize the day. “Et tu Brute?” the man said when he found that his friend had voted against him. Those were the words, of course, that Julius Caesar, in the eponymous play about his death, uttered as he was dying at the hands of his friend Brutus. (You’ll have to look up eponymous.) Today the phrase, Et tu Brute, is used poetically to designate any form of betrayal. Have you ever been to a party when someone, after having one too many drinks, uttered something personal that was shocking, but true? Pliny the Elder is reported to have been the first person, but not the last, to note that in vino veritas, (in wine there is truth) something everyone should remember before having that third cocktail. These are all, I think, words and phrases that, while used for generations, are still stylish and have definite places in our language. We should use them when appropriate. And your friends, whether they say so or not, will be impressed when you do. Even though they are old expressions, you’ll always be au courant when you use them. You can sprinkle your conversation with them without angst, and who knows? You might just come to be known for your savoir-faire. But of course, you have to take everything I say about language with a grain of salt. I’m an aficionado of words, and I have a tendency to go on about them ad nauseam. But you already knew that. Now you can say it.


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Community & Church News On the Agenda

Mrs. Mary Neil Davis Overton Date of Death - December 28, 2012

Mrs. Mary Neil Davis Overton, age 88 passed away on Thursday, January 3 at her residence in Whiteville. Funeral Services were be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 5, 2013 in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home

with burial to follow in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Saturday, January 5, from 12-2 P.M. in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whiteville. Mrs. Overton was preceded in death by her husband: Marcial Overton, her parents: Harry and Pearle Davis, one son: Danny Overton, one brother: Delmos Davis, and two sisters: Edna Coburn and Fannie Kate Castleman, and one son-in-law: James Cowan. She is survived by two sons: Larry Overton (Linda), Brownsville and Marty Overton

(Laura), Brooksville, FL, two daughters: Roselyn Cowan, Whiteville and Kaye Baum (Jim), Germantown; four grandchildren: Marcia Joyner, Roger Cowan, Cindy Currie and Teresa Wallis; nine greatgrandchildren and three great-greatgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 5583 Murray Road, Suite 110, Memphis, TN 38119, the American Heart Association, 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38134, or First Baptist Church of Whiteville, P.O. Box 5, Whiteville, TN 38075.

Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 5th Thursday November 29th Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday – 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.

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Haywood County Election Commission 2nd Thursday of the month – 5:30 p.m.

Musical Program Saturday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. at London Branch M.B Church on London Branch Road of Brownsville. Musical groups include: The Heavenly Messengers, Women of Worship, Unity, Voices of Inspiration, About God’s Business, Slim & The Victory Aires, The Consolators, Psalms 23, and New Converted Voices.

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.

They Haywood County Democratice Women will meet

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

The Haywood County Democratic Women will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. at Brownsville City Hall. Their guest speaker will be Krystal Turner, FNP with First Care Medical Center. Everyone is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Mrs. Johnnie Boyd at 731-7723776.

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

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Mr. Larry Joe Reed, Jr. Date of Death - January 6, 2013 under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home will be conducted Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 P.M. in Mercer Baptist Church with

burial to follow in Currie Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 12, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. in Mercer Baptist Church.

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Mr. Earl Beard, Sr. Date of Death - December 28, 2012 Mr. Earl Beard, Sr., age 98, of Henning/ Brownsville passed away on December 28 at

Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley. Funeral services, under the direction of

Currie’s Funeral Home, were January 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Elam Baptist Church of Ripley.

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Ms.Elenora “Brandy” Partee-Britto Date of Death - December 25, 2012

Ms. MsElenora “Brandy” Partee-Britto, age 62, of Bowie Maryland died Tuesday evening December 25, 2012 at home with family at her bedside. Brandy was born August 26, 1950 in Brownsville to the late parents of L. G. and Mary Partee. At the age of fourteen the family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated from Girl’s High School at the age of 16. Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) January 10, 2013

Brandy’s college years were at the University of Massachusetts where she received a B. A. in English. She later attended Boston University where she received her M. B. A. She was later employed as a professor at Roxbury Community College. For the last 30 years she worked at the profession she loved as a realtor at ReMax. Brandy will always be remembered for her thoughtfulness and generosity. She put the needs of others before her own, always lending a helping hand to make sure everything was taken care of, and no one was in need. As her illness progressed, Brandy’s attitude, her beautiful spirit prospered. She continued making calls to her family and friends, concerned about how they were doing and how they were feeling.

Even as she grew weaker a “Thank you” was always forthcoming from her. On December 25, 2012, God dispatched his trusted angels to reclaim His spirit. She was preceded in death by her parents: L. G. and Mary Partee and two brothers: James M. and Clarence Grant. Brandy’s memories will always be treasured by her brother: Kenneth (Merlene) Welch of College Park, GA; her sisters: Ernestine Dixon Thompson of Beloit, Wisconsin, Cora (Vernon) Fields of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Anna Lockhart and Christine (Charles) Franklin of Brownsville; sister-in-laws: Lorean Grant of Brownsville and Jossie Grant of South Beloit, Illinois; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.

“To family and friends: Sharika, Tiffany, Clinton and Mark Michael, Kenneth Welch, Cora Fields, Anitra and Carnell Harwell, Marie Wilson, Viola Laird, Myra Wallace, Carolyn and Kenny Bascomb, Barbara Burgess Grace Diggs and Robert Britto all of you gave your best like heavy weight champions. I want you to know that you were appreciated. I don’t think I would have made it without your help and the Lord standing with me all the way.” “And to the countless others, thank you for your prayers, words of encouragement, phone calls and get well cards.” I Love You, Brandy Britto and Christine Franklin

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UT Martin names local students to Fall Semester Chancellor’s Honor Roll The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Fall 2012 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve a 3.2 (B) grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Students can make the Chancellor’s Honor Roll with honors (3.2 through 3.49), high honors (3.5 through 3.79) or highest honors (3.8 through 4.0). Those students receiving honors from Haywood County were: Blake A. Bond, Honors; Kyndra L. Dancy, Honors; Angelica S. Gunn, Honors; Themisha L. Horton, Honors; Stephanie M. Lewis, Highest Honors; Alvaro Lopez, High

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Weekly Devotional Jesus said, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35). Today, “love” is nothing more than a fuzzy feeling in people’s hearts. However, the type of love that is spoken of in Scripture, here and in 1 John, is a continuous ongoing pattern of life. Jesus speaks of the believer’s pattern of life being one that is “loving the brethren.” This means they love the bride of Christ, the church. These texts, and many more like it, presuppose that believers will be actively involved in “loving the brethren.” But, is it possible to have a lifestyle of loving the brethren without being faithful to a local congregation of brethren? Did Jesus mean to love the brethren just when you get an opportunity by chance? This view can’t be maintained scripturally. Any person who is not serving with, faithful to, invested in, and ministering in and among a local congregation is not capable of demonstrating a lifestyle of loving the brethren. This is how men will know you are his disciples…a lifestyle of love. Jason Velotta - Christ Church

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HCS Board meets Celebrates 11 graduating from REACH academy BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic. com The Haywood County School Board met in regular session Tuesday, January 8. The agenda was light, with the main focus of the meeting being the celebration of the REACH graduation. Eleven students recently graduated from the program, with one of those being a dual enrollment student. Kaitlin Saxon, salutatorian, was enrolled in the REACH academy and was also taking classes at Jackson State Community College. Harold Garrett said the graduation was “a very special night, and that the program led by an excellent teacher.” Superintendent Russell was happy to announce that there would be several students added to the 30+ Club soon. The Club is reserved for those students who score a 30 or higher on their ACT. An update to Policy 6.30, Student Discrimination/ Harassment and Bullying/Intimidation and Cyberbullying, was approved on the first reading. The Board then discussed applying

Photo by Steven Diebold Pictured left to right, Vincent Harvell, Superintendent Teresa Russell, Harold Garrett, Robbie Jarrett-King, Pearlie Hess, Greg Vanstory, and Allen Currie. for the TSBA Board of Distinction for 2013-2014. The motion carried, and level three board members were invited to come to the February meeting to begin to become a part of the board. The Board next

reviewed a record from the Disciplinary Hearing Authority. The only amendment to the budget was for an Art Grant for the art program. Superintendent Russell announced that School

Board Appreciation Week will be January 28 through February 1, and also mentioned that the GEARUP kick-off will be January 28. In other announcements, the board granted one leave request in December.

They also received one resignation letter in the last month. The MidMonth Luncheon will be at Haywood Middle School on January 31 at 12:00 p.m. All school board members must file a Disclosure of

Interest Statement with the Tennessee Ethics Commission by January 31. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held Tuesday, February 12 at 6 p.m.

Five HHS students earn membership in 30+ Club

Emily Pilant Five Haywood High students recently scored 30 or above on the ACT to qualify them for membership in the school’s elite 30+ Club. Three seniors earned this recognition, John Connor Coulston, Amy Davis and Emily Pilant, and two sophomores, Emma Kaye Baumheckel and Ryan Watson. Other members of the 30+ Club are HHS seniors Molly McAdams, Rebecca Pearson and Chris Parker; and 2012 graduates Reeves Garrett, Taylor Primrose, Seth Tillman, Kaitlyn Schwarz, Madison Eubanks, Daniel Evans and Kaylee Avant. The club was organized in the 2009-2010 school year with Anna Baumheckel and Andrew Pearson as the charter members. Other members are Audrey Pattat, Alex Primrose, Nathan Peace and Breanne Sills, who graduated in 2010 and 2011. Senior John Connor Coulston is the son of Cindy Coulston and the late Jimmy Coulston. He is chief editor for WHHS News, a member of the Beta Club, French Club, Skills USA, the Junior Humane Society and the Library Club. He also serves as sound engineer for the HHS Drama

John Connor Coulston Department. He plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University next fall. Amy Davis, the daughter of Stark and Julie Davis, is also a senior. She is a member of the HHS Band, the Yearbook staff, Beta Club and the Library Club. She also a member of the tennis team and will be in the Drama Department’s play this year and volunteers for the Backpack Project. She attends Skyline Church of Christ in Jackson and plans to attend Harding University, Lipscomb

Amy Davis

University or Oklahoma Christian University. Emily Pilant, a senior and the daughter of Stan and Dee Pilant, is co-editor of the HHS Yearbook staff and is a member of the Bible Club. She attends Victory Life AIG Church in Somerville and sings in the church’s Youth Band and Praise and Worship Team. She hopes to attend Union University and major in English. Emily believes it would be interesting to become a writer one day. She also hopes to travel

Emma Kaye Baumheckel

to Italy, India and New Zealand in the future. Sophomore Emma Kaye Baumheckel is the daughter of Ragan and Andy Baumheckel. She is a member of the Mock Trial Team, participated in the HHS Production of Li’l Abner last year and will participate in Legally Blonde this year. Emma is active in the Brownsville

Ryan Watson

Baptist Church Youth Ryan Watson, son Group and has of James and Rebecca participated in mission Watson, is also a trips and helped with sophomore. He is a Vacation Bible schools. member of the HHS She also volunteers Spanish Club and FFA. for the Anderson ECC He is also a member Family Resource Center. of Harmony Baptist Her goals are to graduate Church. His plans are to at the top of her class, attend college and major attend a four-year college in engineering. and major in the healthcare field. Photos submitted by HCS

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Allen News

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips “We often sacrifice the Supernatural because we have too tight a grip on the ordinary.” What a powerful quote used by Dr. Mark McSwain as he delivered his sermon entitled, “For the good of the Kingdom” Sunday morning at Zion Baptist Church. His focus was on changing our methods to reach a lost world. He used Luke 5:1-11 to show us that Jesus has a plan and the authority if we are willing to be “Master directed.” It was great to see Cathe Butler back since a vehicle accident that left her with a foot injury. After finally getting a walking shoe, Norma Austin picked her up and took her home and she was so excited to be back. It was also exciting to see a beautiful exchange student from Germany with Rex and Jackie Barnes. I didn’t get her name, but they call her “Lee Lee” and she is staying with Mark and Cindy Covington in Brownsville. Bible Drills started Sunday night as well as Discipleship Training.

If you would like to participate, they meet each Sunday night at 5:00 at ZBC. Worship follows at 6:00. There was no community prayer breakfast Thursday. The group will begin January 10th and would like to encourage all men to join this faithful prayer group that meets Thursday mornings at 6:00 at ZBC. Alice Elrod (Mama) has been battling pneumonia, but is recuperating. It was so good to see her feeling better Thursday. She stopped by on the way to Brownsville and ate with us. We had prepared a meal for my brother Charles and Barbara as payment (ha) for moving a gas heater from one room to another. Belinda, Timothy and ZannaLee also stopped by for a minute and we enjoyed spending time with them as well. Jimmy and I, along with mama (Alice Elrod) traveled to Murfreesboro Sunday after church to have dinner with our grandson Micah Rainey. He celebrated his eleventh birthday at OK Jose and

everyone had a wonderful time of fun and fellowship. This was our second trip in one week since we spent New Year’s Eve with our Rainey family as well. Congratulations to J.P. Moses who recently graduated paramedic school. I’m sure he will be a great worker for the Brownsville Community where he is currently employed. Congratulations to Mitch Platz and his wrestling team. They took eight Saturday, bringing home five medals. He placed first, second, third, and two fourth. Continue praying for sick folks and their families, military personnel and families, shut-ins, those mourning loss, and the leaders of our country. Also, don’t forget to pray for and support Kelly Stewart and Sara Littlejohn as they plan their mission trips to Romania. You may contact them directly to donate to this worthy cause. Call me at 772-4257 or email me at phillipsd6@ if you have news. People want to know!

Crestview News We welcome Mrs. Mary Waddell, Mrs. Leatha Qualls, Mrs. Marlene Powers, and Mr. Leland Simpson to our facility and hope they enjoy their stay with us. We had a wonderful birthday party for our residents that were born in January. We thank all the families who came to wish their love ones a very “Happy Birthday.” Also, thank you to Walmart bakery for the lovely full sheet birthday cake with whipped icing all decorated with snowflakes and the resident’s names in blue. Thank you also to Treasure Chest for donating all the mylar balloons

for each of our birthday residents. Another thank you goes out to Oakview Baptist Church for all the lovely birthday cards for each birthday resident. Thank you, thank you to all of you for making our residents birthday party a happy and special one. Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, First Assembly of God Church ladies, Good Hope Baptist Church, Community Temple of Living Church ladies, Bingo ladies, and Mrs. Mary Frances Moses. Thank you to the Rainey Family for the donations they made to our facility. Our January resident

of the month is Mr. Fred Billings. Congratulations, Mr. Fred. On January 17 at 2:00 Brian Lee Howell – Elvis Impersonator, will be here performing. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this great entertainment. We would like to thank James Allen Clark from Nashville for coming and performing last Saturday afternoon. Our residents always enjoy hearing him. They sing right along with him. Everyone had a great time. Thought for the week: A diet is what you keep putting off, while you keep putting on.

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “We Proclaim Him” was the subject of the message. The world needs to know and are just waiting to hear the good news of salvation that Jesus provides. No one is going to heaven that doesn’t acknowledge their sin and trust in Him to save. Where are you spiritually? We have a Carpenter from Nazareth ready and able to save and will lead us as we should go, but we have to pick up our feet and follow. Prior to the message, Cortney Marbury was baptized. Her family came to share this event in her life. Danny Presley sang a beautiful song, entitled “Like I Wish I Had Lived,” for special music. All of us have some regrets, but we must not let them hold us back from serving the Lord. The present is a gift from God, and we can do something about it. Sunday night, Drake Austin and Jamie Austin were baptized by Brother Greg Baker. We are happy to report that we went over our goal of two thousand for foreign missions. Happy birthday to Makayla Baker, Casey Simmons, Burt Noel, Nathan Peace, Lois Davis,

Sue Vanstory, Peggy Harvey, Tiffanie Jones, Hayden Hopkins, Marietta Haywood and Ryan Walker. Congratulations to Timothy and Rachel Hopper. They are the proud parents of a big baby boy weighing over 10lbs. He was given the name Jacob Andrew. The proud grandparents are Ricky and Kathy Hopper, and his great, grandfather is Leland Simpson. Pray for Jacob, he is in Atlanta hospital, but is improving. The youth at Holy Grove Church enjoyed a lock-in on New Years’ Eve at the family life center. Those accompanying them were Greg and Beth Baker, Jimmy Duval, Rebecca, Jay and Katie Hopper and Craig Long. Glen Claborn fixed breakfast for the group. Greg had a devotional, and they enjoyed activities and welcomed the New Year in. The sick list includes Leland Simpson, who is taking therapy at Crestview following hip surgery, little Jacob Hopper, Jan Wynn, Viola Brown, Lorene Qualls, Sharon Davis and Lisa Jones. Others are Betty Barden, Debbie

Jones, Lucin English, Annalee Myers, Lloyd and Janie Thomas, Virginia Taylor and Patty Coburn. Also Betty Doyle, Melanie Jones, Betty Friend, Ray and Janie Hight, Louise Coleman, Sandra Posey, Ginger Ward, Butch Wilson and Franklin Climer. Dewey, Lorie and I enjoyed Christmas day at our home with Alan and Debbie Jones, Mark and Jennifer, Tiffanie Jones, Ryan and Heather Bolinger and Jensen, Brent and Jessica Byrd and Heath and Julie Hopkins, Hayden and John. New Years’ Day was a quiet relaxing day. Jewel Overton’s family gathered at her home in Brownsville to celebrate Christmas Day. Jewel went home with her son Bobby Overton and wife Melinda to visit for a few days. They live in Lexington. Our pastor Brother Fred Campbell will celebrate his birthday on January 8. Elvis Presley was also born on this date, but Elvis was lots older. I can hardly imagine that Elvis would have been 78 years old this year. I don’t feel quite as old in knowing Elvis would have been that age.

By Gail Barden Happy New Year, everyone! May you all have a blessed, happy and healthy 2013. Our children and grandchildren joined us on New Year’s Day for our traditional black-eyed peas lunch. I enjoyed having them, and it was a great way to start the new year. We had a great service at Allen on Sunday. Mr. Hal Rodgers sang the special music. Allen youth have several great things in their future. DNow (Disciple Now) will be held February 8-10, and the Youth Evangelism Conference is scheduled for March 1-2 in Nashville. Boys’ youth basketball will begin Friday night, January

18 at 6 p.m. at Brownsville Baptist Church. Allen will play CIA on January 18. Please save the date, April 26-28, for our Empowering weekend. This is the second part in the Lay Renewal Weekend series that was held at Allen this past fall. My oldest grandson, Julian, became a teenager on January 5. Happy 13th Birthday, Julian. I know you had a great time at the Ole Miss game. I also want to wish a special happy birthday to my sister, Patsy, who celebrated her birthday on January 7. I hope you had a great day, Sweet Sister. Happy Birthday, as well, to Carmen Dew, Vickie Hooper, Carl Warren and

Jeff Hatcher. Please continue to remember Ray Poole and family in the loss of his dad. Others on our prayer list are Dennis Corkery, Bobby Mann, Fletcher Lewis, Josephine Willis, Anna Lee Myers, Jimmy Bishop and Butch Wilson. Our Bible verse for this week is 1 Samuel 16:7, which states, “For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail.barden@ Have a blessed week!

Douglas News By Alvis M. Bond The Douglas Community recently lost one of its oldest and dearest residents, Mrs. Mayme R. Bowles Dotson. She was an inspiration to us, taught some of us and most of our children in earlier years. Our prayers and expressions of sympathy is extended to her sons and remaining family. Also, to the family of Kenneth Dancy, Jr. We hope for much success in this New Year for many activities and expectations of the community. Our prayers for

all sick-shut-ins and bereaved families; Callie Brooks, Jimmie L. Turner, Mattie E. Turner, Rev. William B. Jones, Pastor Shirley Richmond, Callie Langford, Betty Douglas, Gladys Bowles, Willie Douglas, Emma Miller, Edward Vaulx, Jr., Glen McFarland, Ada Morman, Betty M. Harris, Beatrice Chapman, Joe B. Lewis, Rev. Floyd Lewis, Shirley Hunter, and Mary N. Greer. Our prayers of sympathy also to Ms. Rita Allen and remaining

family of Rev. John I. Taylor. Happy Birthday to Kamiah Atkins and Sharell Miller. Many out-of-town faces were seen around visiting relatives and friends for the holidays. If you have news that you would like to be reported please contact me at 731-548-6452 by Sunday of each week. I enjoyed my week in Nashville babysitting grandchildren Jonathan and Lauren Harris.

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Luvenia Boyd, Edward Vaulx Jr., and Annie Flora Forrest. Thought For The Week: “Have to or Get to? Who knew that two simple words could change one’s mindset, perspective and approach to work and life? Just two words have the potential to enhance joy, productivity, performance and change a complaining voice to thankful heart. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ““I have to go to this meeting.” “I have to finish this project.” “I have to go to work today.” “I have to take care of this customer.” “I have to share this new information with my team.” Etc. We act as if we don’t have a choice. As if we are imprisoned by a paycheck and the expectations of a world that forces us to do things we don’t want to do. But in reality we do have a choice. We can choose our attitude and our actions. We can choose how we view our life and work. We can realize that every day is a gift. It’s not about what we have to do. It’s about what we get to do. We get to drive in traffic while so many don’t even have a car. We get to go to a job while so many are unemployed. We get to

raise our children, even if they drive us nuts at times. :) We get to interact with our employees and customers and make a difference in their life. We get to use the gifts and talents that God gave us for a cause that is greater than ourselves (His glory). We get to work on projects, answer phone calls, serve customers, participate in meetings, design, create, share, sell, lead and suit up every day for the game of life. Yes there will be challenges and life isn’t easy but each day we wake up we get another opportunity to make today better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today. We get to uplift, inspire, encourage, and impact others. We get to live this life. We get to Give Thanks in all that we do. As we close today, think on this verse from Colossians 3:17. Realize how a simple shift in words can help us apply God’s word to our lives. Let’s make the most of it by remembering that life is a gift from God, not an obligation. Scripture of the Day: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams “The Bible is God’s letter of love to each of us.” This is our Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Roger Brannon of Florida. This year as a New Year’s resolution, I am determined to read the complete Bible. A co-worker shared a one year Bible reading plan with me. If we study God’s word more diligently we will grow in our understanding and become more committed and consistent in living what we believe. Too often we rush through Bible reading and do not take the time to meditate on God’s message. The Bible offers guidance for every day of our lives. Travis, Krystle and I visited with Aunt Pattie Coburn in Crestview on Sunday, December 30. Her son, Scottie Coburn, was there visiting also. Lawrence and Mamie

Watson must be some very proud grandparents. Their grandson, Ryan Watson made a 32 on his ACT score at the age of fifteen. Ryan is the son of James and Rebecca Watson. Congratulations Ryan! Congratulations to Hope Cannon on her recent retirement from LASCO Fittings, Inc. We wish her much happiness as she begins this new chapter in her life. Friday night, Travis, Krystle and I enjoyed supper at J’s Diner. Jerry and Peggy Lewis, Jeanie, Georgia and Jena McBride were also there. Travis, Krystle and I, along with Travis’ brother Sammie Williams and his sons, Chad and Cody went to Jackson to the flea market on Saturday. Randy and Sue Goodman were also there looking for some bargains. Jim Eaton, Tracy

Goodman, Jordan Goodman and Logan Wilburn stopped by for a visit on Saturday evening after a shopping trip to Jackson. Marcia Watson shared a beautiful poem in memory of the twenty children who lost their lives in Newtown, Connecticut recently with the Mt. Pleasant UMC congregation on Sunday, January 6. Prayer list includes Annette Goodman, Christine Glover, Lynn Whittiemore, Enid Powell, Dorothy Bruce, Pattie Coburn, Anneli Meyers, Roscoe Martin, Ceree Canady, Odis and Bonnie Elrod, Luther Austin, The Nation and the Community. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885, after 5:00 p.m. Until next week....God bless.

Libra rary ry Corner We have a wonderful new Family Night Program coming up next week. We are offering a Family Game Night on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7pm. What is Family Game Night? Well, we wanted to offer a Family Night where families could come together here at the library and play board games. What kind of board games? Monopoly, Chess, Scrabble, Trouble, Mah Jong, Candy Land, etc. We just want to play some games, have some fellowship, and some snacks. Does that sound like fun to you? We hope that it does. We are taking reservations for this program, please call the library at 7729534 to sign up for the

first Family Game Night! Family Game Night on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7pm! A word about tax forms. Yes, we ordered our supply of tax forms back in August. We are still waiting for the majority of them to arrive. No, we do not know exactly when they will arrive. They will arrive when the IRS ships them to us. We have been asked recently about W2s and 1099s. These two forms must come from YOUR EMPLOYER. The library does NOT carry these forms. The library (any library) is forbidden, by federal law, from giving these two forms out. Also, the staff of the library is not qualified to give out any

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Around Town

By Sylessie Ross Happy New Year to each and every one of the State’s Graphic readers! We are truly blessed to see 2013. I have often heard the phrase; every year gets its number. Last year most definitely did. So many of lost family, friends, and acquaintances last year. This is why we’re blessed. I have heard about so many magnificent New Year’s Eve services at so many churches and so many outstanding 1st Sunday worship services for this New Year. Our congregation had an awesome celebration for both services as well. We were so happy to have the sister of Robert “Tee” Bryant with us this past Sunday. She was home visiting him from Minnesota. My condolences to the family of Calvin Taylor, whom I used to love to hear sing. My condolences also to Lollie Mann during the passing of her father. Sick and Shut In: Keith Bullock, Joseph Gray Jr., Cynthia Bullock, Connecticut “Connie” Lee, Mrs. Gail Wade’s mother, Mrs. Washington, Alma Ruth Bryant, Butch Wilson, Graves, Fletcher Lewis, Victoria Dickerson, Rosie Lee Hines, John Duckworth Sr. L.C. & Elma Pirtle,



type of tax advice. If you have questions about which forms you need, please contact a certified tax preparer or the IRS. Thank you for your patience. The Library will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2013, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We hope that everyone has a blessed day. Lunch & Learn will begin again this month on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 12 noon. Our guest speaker is TBA, so stay tuned for details. As always, bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert. Let’s Lunch & Learn at the Library! Happy Reading!

By Marty Williams Still getting some Christmas scoop in! Peggy and Robert Hayne’s had munchkin visitors the weekend before Christmas and the Sunday after Christmas! Anna and Mia, Scott and Brandy’s children had a marvelous time…and so did Robert and Peggy! Peggy said Christmas was not the same this year with Stacy and her family in Finland. On Christmas Eve they Skyped with them, made pictures of them on the screen and opened presents with them. Stacy has updated her blog at tourdehigh., if anyone is interested in their latest travels to Belgium and France! Amazing, just amazing! The retirement party for Alan Callery was absolutely packed!!! There were people everywhere at the main branch of INSOUTH Bank! On the food table were all of Alan’s favorite foods and in the bank were all of his favorite people! There were tears, laughter and bittersweet memories flowing around the room. It was a mixed occasion because Alan was an institution and loved by his co-workers and community. It will be hard to find another Alan Callery! The Williams’ house is nearly in total darkness! My husband always manages to end up leaving the ‘Cave’ Christmas tree up, way longer than necessary!

Reneé Moss We’re excited about our upcoming Chamber Membership Awards Banquet! We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday, January 22, 6 pm Social and 6:30 pm Dinner at the Wyatt Duke National Guard Armory located at 221 Morgan Street, Brownsville. The cost is $20 per person; please RSVP by January 17, by calling us at 731772-2193. Awards will be presented for: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Educator of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year and Industry of the Year. The Chamber is partnering with Brownsville Business Association and Tennessee Small Business Development Center to present a 10 month educational series “Mastering the Business Monster.” Don’t let the monsters in your business eat away at your success… Master the skills that will grown your business! The first session “Slaying the E-mail Dragon” will be held on Tuesday, January 15, at 5:30 in the Delta Room behind Backyard Barbecue. The sessions will be held on the third Tuesday of each month January through October 5:30 pm – 7 pm. Sessions are FREE for Chamber and BBA Members. There is a cost of $5 per session for non-members. Attend eight or more sessions for a Certificate of Completion. Session Leader is Steve Pitcairn, certified business coach and CEO of Clear

What can I say? It takes him weeks to get all those decorations up and he wants to enjoy the fruit of his labors as long as possible! Is this Sunshine deprivation thing is starting to give you fits! This time of year leaves me in agony every year! Ugh! The Chamber is preparing for its annual ChamberAwards Banquet which will be January 22, Tuesday. Nomination forms have been sent out! Who will be the Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Industry of the Year, Educator of the Year and Ambassador of the Year??? Who will the members vote for this year? The Chamber Leadership Class is bringing the Hatchie downtown! They have voted to have an incredible mural of the Hatchie River painted on the side of the old Mann Store building, at the corner of E. Main and Jackson. This should be awesome! Artist Rodney Leath will be painting the mural. He is a homeboy returning to his roots, to leave his mark! Haywood County Dixie Youth Baseball is sponsoring a season fundraiser! For $10 per ticket you will be entered in the drawing for a Cub Cadet 50” Zero Turn Mower. With spring

around the corner, who doesn’t need one of those? Proceeds will be used to offset equipment, uniforms and player registration costs. The fundraiser is supervised by Joey Geter and the new 2013 Commissioners are Tom Russell and Michael Banks. Chamber Board members and Leadership alumni Gem Bell, is tickled to death! He received a promotion and a shift change! He is a Haywood Company/ Teknor Apex employee and he is one proud man! Congratulations Gem Bell! Former Brownsville Police Detective Lewis Crider, husband of Beth Crider and son-in-law of Marvin and Judy DeBerry, received some thrilling news this past week! He has been accepted to the Forensic Specialties in Death Investigations course at the NYC Medical Examiner’s Office. Fabulous! Way to go Lewis! Jane and John Simmons have something to crow about!! Her nephew, Russell Dickerson, son of her brother Richard, has his very first single called ‘Green Light’ on the Top 30 Country Countdown, on SiriusXM ! It came in at number 21 this week. Check him out on iTunes! What an accomplishment! Kudos, Russ! Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@ aol. com or 780-4111

Chamber of Commerce Director Vision Business Services, Jackson, Tennessee Our Chamber Member Spotlight focuses on Window World of Jackson this week. Window World was founded in 1995 by Leon Whitworth. Their first office was a small roadside stand in Wilmington, North Carolina. It didn’t look like much but Leon had big plans for this company. The Window World way would be simple and provide superior products and installations by professional craftsmen, with guaranteed low prices, simply the best for less. That small roadside stand has now grown into almost 126 Window World offices in 37 states and is still growing. They are now one of the largest home improvement companies in America. Each location is locally owned and operated. This ensures each customer that his or her project gets the individual attention it

deserves. Their personnel receive in-depth training on a monthly basis to keep them on the leading edge of the industry. At Window World they know the job yesterday will land them the job down the street tomorrow. Window World of Jackson has been doing business in West Tennessee for almost 10 years. They specialize in 100% virgin vinyl replacement windows, of all kinds and sizes, residential and commercial. They also offer patio doors and entry doors. All of their windows are backed by the Good Housekeeping seal of approval and have earned the prestigious AAMA’s gold certification seal of quality. Hamilton Moore is their official window specialist for all of Haywood County. Feel free to give him a call at 731-217-2112 or email him at hmoore731@gmail. com. Working together creates success!

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Charlie C. Ward, a single man, to Richard T. Hayes, Trustee, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for Flick Mortgage Investors, Inc. on August 25, 2005 at Record Book 11, Page 629; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA, The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Described property located in the Seventh (7th) Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron stake in the west margin of Hatchie Avenue, 25.0 feet from the center of same, the southeast corner of Marvin Eubanks, the northwest corner of this herein described lot; runs thence with the west margin of Hatchie Avenue South 38 degrees 45 minutes East 125.0 feet to an iron stake; runs thence with the North line of Savannah Edwards South 49 degrees 45 minutes West 197.51 feet to an iron stake; runs thence with the North line of William Dodd North 84 degrees 00 minutes West 125.80 feet to a fence post; runs thence North 43 degrees 00 minutes East with the South lines of Fellowship Baptist Church, Opal Terry and Marvin Eubank 289.79 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 1307 Hatchie Street (Per Deed of Trust), 1307 Hatchie Avenue (Per Assessor), Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 075M-C-009.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Tiffany Michael The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1307 Hatchie Street (Per Deed of Trust), 1307 Hatchie Avenue (Per Assessor), Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the

Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 08-003982 Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2012-PR-36 Estate of Jesse Lyle Harrell, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on December 26, 2012 letters of administration in respect of the estate of Jesse Lyle Harrell, who died 11-04-12, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. 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 on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. John Harrell, James Harrell, and Jacqueline Harrell, Co Executors Pat Mann, Jr., Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 01/03/13 & 01/10/13 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 7, 2013 at 12:00PM local time, at the east front door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Curtis Lee Palmer and Mary Ann Palmer, his wife, to General American Corporation, Trustee, on July 23, 2003 at Book 257, Page 148; all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Nationstar Mortgage LLC The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: The following described property located in the 7th Civil District in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Being Lot Number 57, Fairgrounds Subdivision, see amended plat recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Beginning at a stake in the West margin of Young Street the Southeast corner of the herein described lot, also the Northeast corner of Lot Number 56, Fairgrounds Subdivision; runs thence North 70 degrees 50 minutes West with the North boundary line of Lot Number 56, 100 feet to a stake; runs thence North 22 degrees East 72 feet to a stake; runs thence South 70 degrees 50 minutes East 100 feet to a stake in the West margin of Young Street; runs thence South 22 degrees West with the West margin of said Street 72 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 143 Young Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 066L-D010.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Curtis Lee Palmer and

wife, Mary Ann Palmer The street address of the above described property is believed to be 143 Young Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY INTEREST THAT MAY EXIST IN UNRELEASED DEED OF TRUST OF RECORD AT BOOK 194, PAGE 701, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-040477 Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2012-PR-43 Estate of Daisy Stephens, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on December 31, 2012 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Daisy Stephens, who died 12-09-12, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. 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 on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Joe Ellis Stephens, Executors C. Thomas Hooper, III, Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 01/03/13 & 01/10/13 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Loretta Kinnon, an unmarried woman, to Key Title & Escrow Services, Inc., Trustee, on February 9, 2007 at Record Book 35, Page 820; all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Holder: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association The following real estate located in Haywood County,

Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Seventh (7th) Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Begins at a stake in the West margin of Bradford Street and being the Northeast corner of lot in the name of Henry Waddell and wife, (Deed Book 130, Page 616) and the Southeast corner of this now described lot; runs thence North with the West margin of Bradford Street 60 feet to a stake being the Southeast corner of Dudley and Archie D. Sanders lot (Deed Book 126, Page 299); thence West with the South line of Sanders 260 feet to a stake, the Southwest corner of Sanders and in the East line of alley or Carl W. Gruenwald (Deed Book 106, Page 353) formerly Dr. T.B. King; thence South with the East line of Gruenwald 69 feet to a stake, the Northwest corner of lot in the name of Ann Marks (Deed Book 126, Page 280); thence with the North lines of Marks and Waddell East 260 feet to the beginning. Street Address: 415 North Bradford Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 075D-A015.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Allen D. Watts and wife, Katherine G. Watts, as tenants by the entirety Other interested parties: Freedom Mortgage Corporation, Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. The street address of the above described property is believed to be 415 North Bradford Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-040369 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 April 16, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 25, 2008, at Book 53, Page 530 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Steven J. Harris, conveying certain property therein described to Atty. Arnold M Weiss, a resident of Shelby County as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homecomings Financial, LLC (F/K/A Homecomings Financial Network, Inc.), its 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 6, 2013 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH,

free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot Number 13 of Walnut Hill Acres Subdivision, in the City of Brownsville, Tennessee, a plat of said subdivision being of record in Plat Book 1, Page 104 of the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the North margin of East Cooper Street, running thence North along Lot Number 14, 135 feet to a stake in the South boundary of Lot Number 19, now being owned by David Burford, and runs thence West along the South boundary of Lots Number 19 and 20, 75 feet to a stake in the South boundary of Lot Number 20, now owned by David Burford, thence South along Lot Number 12, 135 feet to a stake in the North margin of East Cooper Street, thence East 75 feet along the margin of East Cooper Street to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 703 East Cooper Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. 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 abovereferenced property: Steven J. Harris 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. 931-229537 DATED December 21, 2012 INSERTION DATES: January 10, 2013, January 17, 2013, January 24, 2013 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_121221_1506 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 November 23, 2007 by Polly W. Kimberly to David Prince, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee in Book 47, Page 468, the beneficiary being InSouth Bank. Subsequently STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. was appointed successor trustee in Book 105, Page 532; and the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will on Friday, February 1, 2013 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 property to wit: Lying and being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Tract 1: Commencing at a point recognized as the southeast corner of Joe McCool as recorded in Deed Book 138, Page 148, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, said point being 20 feet west of the center of Windrow Road; thence in a northerly direction along said west margin of Windrow Road 346.81 feet to an iron pin being the southeast corner and the point of beginning of the described tract; thence across McCool with a new line with the following calls: North 86 degrees 49 minutes 45 seconds west 228.66

feet; north 01 degree 22 minutes 15 seconds west 251.85 feet to a point in the north line of McCool; thence south 78 degrees 30 minutes east 242.92 feet along the north line of McCool to an iron pin set in the west margin of Windrow Road; thence with the west margin of Windrow Road with the following calls: south 05 degrees 28 minutes 27 seconds west 42.0 feet; south 00 degree 05 minutes 54 seconds east 174.19 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.24 acres as surveyed by Walter R. Powell on December 7, 1985. Tract 2: Beginning at an iron pin being the northeast corner of Joe McCool as recorded in Deed Book 133, Page 348, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee; thence north 78 degrees 30 minutes west 242.92 feet along the north line of McCool to a point; thence across Lois W. McCool with a new line with the following calls: North 01 degree 22 seconds 15 minutes west 9.01 feet; south 81 degrees 03 minutes 33 seconds east 242.74 feet to an iron pin set in the west margin of Windrow Road, 20 feet from center; thence south 04 degrees 26 minutes 41 seconds west 19.77 feet along said west margin of Windrow Road to the point of beginning, containing 0.08 acre as surveyed by Walter R. Powell on December 7, 1985. Property address: 2467 Windrow Road, Brownsville, Tennessee Map 095 Parcel 002.03 This sale is subject to 2009 through 2012 County taxes. 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 200 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 1000 Memphis, TN 38103 901-5281111 Our File No. 12-01663-0 Publication dates: Jan 10, 17, 24

Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-1 Estate of Margaret V. Allen, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on January 8, 2013 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Margaret V. Allen, who died 11-2-2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. 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 on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Donald Wayne Voss, Executors Betty Lou Taylor, Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates:01/10/13 & 01/17/13

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Right to Know 12/24/12 Sandra Evatt Austin; driving on revoked/ suspended license; BPD$2,500 Billy R. King; driving on revoked/suspended license, possession of schedule VI; BPD $2,500 Juan Joel Martinz, Jr., unlawful tinting on windows, drug, MFG/DEL/ SALE/POSS Sch VI; BPD - $2,500 William Tackett Middleton; driving under the influence, violation implied consent law, driving on roadway lane for traffic, Alcoh: violation of open container laws; THP - $7,000 Rebecca Suzanne Smith; driving on revoked/ suspended license, THP - $3,000 Shiquita Toomes; theft of property, under $500; BPD - $3,000 12/25/12 Cerenta Lawanda Adams; Domestic violence; BPD – HWOB Armando Abdon McCarty; driving on revoked/suspended license; THP - $3,000 Victor A. Short; driving on Rev/Sus license, 2nd offense, driving under the influence, speeding; THP - $12,000 12/27/12 Kruse Ellijahawon Buntyn; driving on revoked/suspended license; THP - $1,500/ app Noel Lyndell Hall; violation of order of protection (domestic); BPD – HWOB Vernon William Martin; Driving on revoked/ suspended license, violation light law, violation registration law, financial responsibility – insurance; THP- $1,500 12/28/12 Shelby Dawielle Fittes; speeding, driving on revoked/suspended license; THP - $1,500/ app William Triplett; failure to appear; HCSDHWOB Lamont A. Tyus; Drug, MFG/DEL/SALE/ POSS Sch VI; BPD – HWOB Raymond NMN Woods; driving on rev/sus license, 3rd offense; BPD - $5,000 12/29/12 John Tracy Austin; driv-

ing on rev/sus license, over 5, seatbelt law, financial responsibility – insurance; BPD - $5,000/ app Preston Bradford; seat belt law, driving under the influence, 3rd offense, violation implied consent law; BPD-$7,500/app 12/30/12 Andre Cason; violation of probation; HCSD $500 cash only Tuison D. Chalk; assault, domestic related, public intoxication, resisting stop, arrest; BPD – HWOB Raymond Preston Clayborne; statutory rape; BPD – HWOB John Dewayne Green; driving on rev/sus license, 4th offense; BPD - $2,500/app Stacy Hart; driving on revoked/ suspended license, driving under the influence, financial responsibility – insurance; BPD - $5,000/app Zachery Hendrix; assault, aggravated domestic related; BPD – HWOB Kendrick Donyell Jones; Violation of probation; HCSD - $5,000/app; aggravated burglary; BPD – HWOB Sandra Demetria Jones; assault, domestic related; BPD – HWOB Danny Louis Wager; driving on revoked/suspended license; THP $3,000/app 1/1/13 Curtis Douglas Jr.; driving on revoked/suspended license; BPD$2,500/app Terry Edward Hill, Jr.; public intoxication; BPD$1,500/app Jasper Dewayne Jones; driving on revoked/suspended license, speeding; THP-$5,000/app Caren Ann King; driving on revoked/suspended license; THP-$3,000 1/2/13 James Russell; driving on revoked/suspended license, driving under the influence, financial responsibility-insurance, violation light law; THP$5,000/app Jermaine Jarrett; violation light law, driving on revoked/suspended license financial responsibility-insurance; BPD$2,500/app 1/3/13 Shawn Ellen Casteele;

Notice of Public Hearing There will be a public meeting on January 17th, 2013 at 2:00 PM at City Hall in Brownsville, TN to discuss the city’s intent to apply for an Transportation Alternatives Grant. The public is urged to attend. Brownsville, TN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin. The City Hall is handicap accessible. Any person with a disability needing special accommodations should contact Mayor Matherne at 731-772-1212.

failure to appear; HCSDHWOB Logan Webb Eubanks; theft of property, over $500, aggravated burglary, assault, violation of probation; HCSDHWOB James Wesley Hall III; public intoxication; BPD$3,000 Robert Louis Mays; failure to appear; HCSDHWOB Chez Richardson; domestic violence with assault; BPD-HWOB 1/4/13 Christopher Adam Austin; theft of property, over $500, aggravated burglary, assault; HCSD$50,000/app Denessa Shoray Butler; driving on Rev/Sus license, 2nd offense; THP-$5,000/app Larry C. Harkness; theft of property, over $10,000; HCSD-$25,000/app Miles V. Kirby; theft of property, under $500, aggravated burglary, assault; HCSD-$50,000 Antonio Tremayne Williams; driving on revoked/suspended license, financial responsibility- insurance, violation light law; BPD$1,500/app 1/5/13 Montrail Shaw; failure to appear; HCSD-HWOB Lawrence William Tyus; failure to appear; HCSD$750 cash only 12/31/12 Thomas Anderson; Violation of probation; HCSD-$25,000/app Abram L. Roberts; driving on revoked/suspended license; THP$3,000/app Dejuan Harmoune Roberts; driving on revoked/ suspended license; THP-$3,000/app NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Law Signs, LLC PROJECT NO.: 98047-4185-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNK159 COUNTY: Haywood The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 02/08/13.

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Corker offers plan to begin reducing deficit, rebuilding trust in Washington To begin reducing the nation’s long-term deficits and rebuilding the lack of trust in Washington over excessive spending, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today called on Congress to begin making reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to deal with the upcoming fiscal deadlines. Corker identified two reforms as a starting point: moving to a more accurate measure of inflation (“chained CPI”) and requiring wealthy seniors to contribute more for their Medicare benefits (“means testing”), both of which were advocated by the president’s SimpsonBowles deficit commission and were considered in budget talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. “When Congress reconvenes in two weeks, we will be facing twin deficits: dealing with the issue of our time, our country’s crushing debt, and addressing the deficit of trust in Washington. I think we have all seen that recent attempts at grand bargains have created crisis after crisis, and in the end, that approach has

under delivered,” said Corker. “In our nation’s history, the best way big problems have been solved is through presidential leadership, but in the absence of a president who will lead on this issue, one constructive way to start tackling our financial deficit and the fiscal deadlines we face this quarter – raising the debt ceiling, passing a continuing resolution to fund government, and resolving the sequester – is to begin legislating on entitlements in areas where there has been strong bipartisan consensus in Congress as well as White House support: chained CPI adjustments and Medicare means testing. “I plan on introducing legislation to enact these reforms when we return, and after we pass these, though it will not be fast or easy, we must continue grinding through a similar process, month after month, using regular order, one piece at a time, until we have put our country’s finances back on a sustainable path. In this manner, these fiscal deadlines we face don’t have to create a crisis but

could be addressed incrementally, one step at a time. “Elected officials have praised the concept of ‘entitlement reform,’ but it’s way past time to move beyond platitudes, start enacting real reforms now, save these programs for the future and save our country in the process. Only responsible actions will begin to rebuild the trust deficit that exists in Congress.”

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE #1 2013 CDBG The City of Brownsville will hold a Public Hearing on January 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brownsville City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to present information to the public on the FY 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program. Concerned citizens are encouraged to attend and comment on possible projects. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact Mayor Jo Matherne at (731) 772-1212. The City of Brownsville ensures compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; related statutes and regulations that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance on the grounds or race, color, sex, or national origin. Jo Matherne Mayor


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NOTICE Haywood County is accepting bids for the demolition and removal of a building located at 1005 North Washington Ave. and a house located at 7221 Poplar Corner Rd. Specifications may be obtained at the County Mayor’s office. Bids must be recieved by 4:30pm on Tuesday. January 22, 2013 at the County Mayor’s office. Franklin Smith Country Mayor

Haywood County is accepting sealed bids for thirty-five and 67/100 acres (35.67) located behind Sunny Hill School. Copy of the survey may be seen at the County Mayor’s Office. Bids will be accepted at the County Mayor’s Office until 4:30PM on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Franklin Smith County Mayor

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Young Guns national title a top story By JEF IRELAND The last two weeks we summarized the top 10 sports stories in Haywood County. We inadvertently left one out that certainly ranks as one of the best stories of the year. The nationals for the Scholastic Clay Target Program were held July 17-19 in Illinois, and four members of the Haywood Young Guns came home with national championship hardware. Carah-Beth Maddox was the top female shooter. Haynes Kirby was the top male shooter, and the championship team members were Kirby, Blake Robinson and Chase Coulston. During the national finals, the Haywood Young Guns raised their state Photo Submitted scores by nine targets, The Haywood Young Guns brought a national title shooting a strong 280 on to Brownsville last July. Pictured are, from left front, the first day of competiHaynes Kirby, Blake Robinson, Chase Coulston; back, tion. After starting a little slow in the first round, coaches David Robinson and Brandon Maddox. Kirby took control and

ran off 75 straight hits. After the first day of competition, Kirby scored 96 hits out of 100 and Robinson and Coulston hit 92 targets each. The second day, Blake Robinson led the way with 95 while Kirby and Coulston closed out the day with 91 hits each for a top score of 557 and the national championship. “These are exceptionally strong scores for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders,” said coach Wendell Combs. “This young squad just keeps getting stronger and stronger with each competition and peaking at just the right time.” For the season, the squad won all five competitions they competed in. They were undefeated in regional, state and national competition. Members of the coaching staff are Danny Photo Submitted Coulston, head coach; Ray Powell, varsity; and Carah-Beth Maddox of the Haywood Young Guns Combs, junior varsity and stands on the podium after winning a national title. intermediate.

Varnado’s Career Progresses By SAM MCCARVER Jarvis Varnado graduated from Haywood High School in May of 2006; afterward going on to play college ball at Mississippi State University where he made quite a name for himself. Varnado is easily one of the best basketball players to have ever come out of Haywood County, but with a 7’4” wingspan, he has a particular skill at which he is quite adept: blocking. While at Mississippi State, Varnado surpassed Shaquille O’Neal’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) single season shot blocking record of 157 blocks by 13 in the 200809 season. In the next season, Varnado became the SEC and NCAA’s alltime leading shot blocker with a career 564 blocks Varnado was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year for three con-

secutive years (2008, 2009 and 2010), becoming the first person ever to do so. Also, he and David Robinson are the only two players in NCAA history to achieve 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 blocks. Quite the impressive collegiate career, and these things would not go unnoticed as Varnado was selected by the Miami Heat with the 41st pick (2nd round) in the 2010 NBA Draft. However, he ended up signing with a second-division team in the Italian league, Carmatic Pistoia, where he averaged 15.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. The Miami Heat still maintained teams rights to him, however. After participating in some minicamps with the Heat in the summer of 2011, Varnado signed with Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. of Israeli Basketball

Super League. His tenure there would not last long, as he left the team after only playing in 12 games. A week after leaving Hapoel Jerusalem B.C., Varnado signed with the Italian Lega Basket Serie A team, Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, in early 2012, but was signed the the Heat for a summer workout in September. Unfortunately, he was waived by the Heat in October, and signed up with the NBA Development League team, Sioux Falls Skyforce. While there, he was named the NBDL player of the week for the 2012-2013 season. On this past Christmas Eve, Varnado was signed by the Boston Celtics, a promising move. However, he was waived just this past Sunday. Had he played until today with the Celtics, his contract would have been solidified for the remainder of

Warriors dismantle Lauderdale By SAM MCCARVER The Haywood Middle School Warriors hosted the Tigers of Lauderdale Middle on Monday, January 7, and the Warriors were excellent hosts indeed. The Tigers were shown great hospitality by HMS, and then were showed how to play basketball…free of charge. Everything started as usual at 6:00 pm when the Lady Warriors cruised to a 45-24 win. Jamirah Shutes aided greatly in the effort with an impressive 23 points for the game. Bench production for both teams was limited at best as LMS had only 8.3 percent of their points come from the bench and HMS had an even lower percentage of 6.7. Scoring leaders for the girls’ squad were: Jamirah Shutes (23), Rashadda Dancy (8) and Takiyah Benton. Although the girls were finished, the lesson

was not even close to being over. The boys still had their chance to show the Tigers how things are done here in Haywood, and Dedrick Boyd was going to ring the bell. The Tigers would not have to wait long for their lesson, but they would wait a while before they scored. The Warriors jumped off on an 18-0 scoring run that lasted until 2:23 remaining in the 1st period, a period that would see the Warriors outscore the Tigers 26-12. The next period would go a little differently, however, as Lauderdale Middle would outscore HMS 11-8, and make the score heading in the locker room at halftime 34-23. Coming out for the second half, the Warriors were a whole new monster. The third period was the more gruesome of the two, with Haywood besting LMS 29-5. Then, the Warriors

cooled down a little bit for the fourth and only posted 16 points to the Tigers’ five. Bench production for the Tigers in the boys’ game was non-existent; however, the Warriors were able to manage 20.2 percent from the bench in their 79-31 win. Of course, the starting five for the Warriors made things look easy out there; especially Dedrick Boyd and his extraordinary 28 points. Scoring leaders for the Warriors were: Dedrick Boyd (28), Tristian Jarrett (14) and Shurayven Hines (13). Be sure to come see the Warriors take on Dyersburg tonight at 6:00 pm at Haywood Middle School, and make sure not to forget to absolutely come out on Monday, January 14, for HMS basketball homecoming where the Warriors will defend the home hardwood against Crestview.

the season, but such is the way of business An interesting fact worth mentioning, Tony Delk played for the Boston Celtics, as well! Yes, Jarvis’ career seems to be up and down, but that is just the way it is in the business of pro-

fessional sports. “He has some things working,” said Jarivs’ father, Winston Varnado, teacher at Haywood Elementary School and former HHS basketball coach. So, the future is bright for him. And who knows, perhaps the future will be

bright for his brother, Jordan, who is showing promise as a Tomcat. We should all feel proud of Jarvis and his accomplishments, and the accomplishments yet to come!


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Thursday, Thursday, SeptemberJanuary 23, 201010, 2013

To thunderous applause... By SAM MCCARVER “Let’s go, Haywood!” Clap. Clap. Clap clap clap. “Let’s go, Haywood!” This was the cheer that was echoing throughout the Crowder “Doc” Chapman Memorial Auditorium on Saturday night as a standing-room-only crowd watched as Haywood High School basketball coach Kendall Dancy spoke to his players during a timeout with 42.4 seconds remaining in the game…a game that Haywood was leading by merely one point over the Ripley Tigers. The night started like any other, but there a certain sense in the air; a sense of something great,

Aaliyah Bailey follows through on a nice jump shot.

almost magical. Suspicions were confirmed when the Lady Tomcats hit the court to defend against the Lady Tigers, and something happened that was both elating and tough to watch...Haywood held Ripley to zero points in the first period, and while doing so, scored 23 points of their own. This scoreless streak for Ripley would not see its end until 38 seconds into the second period, and even then it was only halted by a free throw. The second and third periods were of little production for the Lady Tomcats. The teams entered the locker room at the half with a score of 27-9, and would go into the fourth period at 32-


Both teams began warming up on the court. Next came the starting five introductions, and with that that stage was set…it was “go time.” The first period set the mood for the entire game. Both teams came out guns blazing in an exceedingly physical display. After eight hard minutes of play, the Tigers were up on Haywood 25-18. Not to be outdone, the Tomcats did some work in the second period, and when the dust had settled, had evened up the score at 37 before both teams hit the locker room at the half. The third period was exceptionally good for the Tigers; scoring 22 points to the Tomcats’ 12

The fourth period would see resurgence in Haywood’s vigor; seeing the Lady Tomcats outscore the Lady Tigers 16-7 on the way to a 4826 win. The Lady Tomcats showed great depth with 33.3 percent of their points coming from the bench. Scoring leaders for the Lady Tomcats were: Maiya Bradford (14), Summer Cunningham (11) and Calandria Reid (7). Once the girls were finished, murmurs could be heard as to how the boys’ game was going to go. “It’s going to be rough,” said a one fan. “Ripley has a couple of big boys,” said another.

to lead by ten heading into the fourth. However, it was almost like this was a destined thing. What was to come in the fourth period could not have happened were it not for what had occurred in the third. The Tomcats had only one intention, it seemed, in the fourth period: to leave everything on the court, and that is what they did. Down ten points, Haywood went on a tangent and Ripley made mistake after mistake. Both teams were foulheavy, but every trip to the line for Haywood paid off. Sadarius Delk alone made eight free throws in the final period of the game.

Tomcats split games with South Gibson ing a particularly aggressive style of defense that seemed to overwhelm the Lady Tomcats. When all was said and done, the Lady Hornets went home with a 61-54 victory. Scoring leaders for Haywood were: Summer Cunningham (15), Calandria Reid (14) and Maiya Bradford (9). The boys would fare better than the girls in their efforts against the Hornets. Both teams made for a close game at first, and at halftime the score would have Haywood leading

By SAM MCCARVER The game on Friday, January 4, that preceded Saturday night’s emotional rollercoaster had Haywood playing host to the South Gibson County Hornets. The Lady Tomcats had quite a handful in the Lady Hornets. Inability to capitalize on possessions and sloppy passing resulted in many turnovers, especially on inbound passes, and South Gibson was able to take control of the pace of the game. All of this was due in large part by the Lady Hornets hav-

34-27; not an insurmountable margin. However, the athleticism of the Tomcats shined in the second half where Haywood outscored South Gibson 39-25. South Gibson looked solid to start the game, but they just could not seem to close in the second half. Jordan Varnado accounted for 23 points and Haywood’s bench had 20 points, which was 27.4 percent of their total, on their road to a 73-52 win. Scoring leaders for the Tomcats were: Jordan Varnado (23), Kyler Douglas (15) and Sadarius Delk (8).

Alandis Delk goes up for the board in the Tomcat’s win over South Gibson.

Photos by Sam McCarver

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Mainly cloudy and rainy. Potential for heavy rainfall.


Few showers. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 30s.


Sunrise Sunset 7:07 AM 5:04 PM

Sunrise Sunset 7:06 AM 5:05 PM

Sunrise Sunset 7:06 AM 5:06 PM

Sunrise Sunset 7:06 AM 5:07 PM

City Athens Bristol Chattanooga Clarksville Columbia Cookeville Crossville Dayton Dyersburg Gatlinburg

Hi 65 59 61 67 69 67 65 66 70 60

Lo Cond. 52 rain 47 rain 53 rain 59 t-storm 59 t-storm 55 rain 54 rain 55 rain 54 rain 47 rain

City Greeneville Jackson Jamestown Jefferson City Johnson City Kingsport Knoxville Lewisburg McMinnville Memphis

Moon Phases

Hi 61 70 64 63 59 62 64 66 68 68

Lo Cond. 47 rain 55 rain 54 rain 51 rain 47 rain 50 rain 53 rain 56 t-storm 58 rain 53 rain

City Milan Morristown Nashville Oak Ridge Paris Pulaski Savannah Shelbyville Sweetwater Tullahoma

Hi 69 63 70 64 67 69 72 68 65 66

Lo Cond. 55 t-storm 50 rain 60 rain 52 rain 56 t-storm 58 t-storm 58 t-storm 58 rain 53 rain 58 rain

UV Index





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The UV Index is measured on a 0 11 number scale, with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater skin protection.



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The January 10, 2013 issue of the Brownsville States-Graphic