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BROWNSVILLE 147th Year • No. 28

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Haywood County, Tennessee

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BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com

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Just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, a storm system rolled through Brownsville and Haywood County that caused widespread damage and power outages. After the winds calmed and the rain slowed, damage was apparent on almost every street in the city. Large trees and power lines fell leaving some streets unpassable. Several homes and cars were damaged, and a few businesses lost their signs. Flash flooding caused the underpass on Main Street to flood, and many side streets were covered in water. However, with all of the damage the storms caused, there were no reports of storm related injuries. Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne released the following statement: “We’re so very thankful there were no injuries during the storm last Thursday, and have been amazed at how quickly everyone pulled together to start the recovery process. The City has crews out in full force, cleaning up the debris left behind. We ask that everyone be patient, city crews are coming, but this cleanup will take several weeks.”

The storm that passed through Thursday, July 18 damaged several homes, including this one on North Park. The massive tree fell on the house leaving a hole in the center of the roof, and took the power lines down as well. Photo by Jennifer Willis Matherne reported that to date almost $800,000 in recovery expense has been incurred, and that TEMA (Tennessee Emergency Management Agency) was here on Friday to assess the damage. “We hope to get some reimbursement for the utility companies, the County, and the City, but won’t know for a while.” Matherne expressed

appreciation to the utility crews at Brownsville Energy Authority and to the street crews with Public Works, as well as a special thanks to utility crews from Ripley and Jackson, who came to town a few hours after the storm and helped restore power within 48 hours. “The guys at the Utility Department, Southwest Electric Co-op, the City Street

Department, law enforcement, everyone who was involved in this emergency – they have all done an outstanding job, and we sincerely thank them for the many hours they have spent, and will continue to spend, in getting Brownsville back to normal.” See page 17 for more storm damage photos.

Relay wrap-up: nearly $70,000 raised this year BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com Michael Banks, 2013 Relay for Life co-chair, opened his home to committee members, teams and sponsors Monday, July 22 for the annual wrap-up meeting. Carolyn Flagg, chairperson, announced the total dollar amount raised this year, and Bank’s kitchen filled with cheers after learning the total was $68,780.45. This was the seventeenth year that Haywood Countians have supported Relay for Life, and the community has to date raised $1,030,156.56 to help support the fight against cancer. When asked how she felt about Relay, Flagg said, “It’s important to me. I lost my

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Committee members, teams, and sponsors for the 2013 Relay for Life gathered at the home of Michael Banks Monday, July 22 for the wrap-up meeting. It was a “thumbs up” from all who attended after hearing Haywood County raised nearly $70,000.

Drug Task Force seizes 98.5 pounds of marijuana

Roberto Marroquin

Daisy Medrano

BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com

release from Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond, Daisy Medrano, 32, and Roberto Marroquin, 36, both

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of Mercedes, Texas, were arrested by agents of the West Tennessee Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force Interstate Interdiction Team Monday, July 15 following a traffic stop on I-40. Eight children were also passengers in the vehicle. The traffic stop was conducted near the 45mile marker, and the stop resulted in the seizure of 98.5 pounds of marijuana. “A narcotics detector dog was deployed on the vehicle after agents discovered several inconsistencies in the stories from Medrano and Marroquin,”

said Sheriff Bond. Agents conducted the search and discovered 16 bundles of marijuana hidden in all four tires on the vehicle. Medrano and Marroquin were taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver and child neglect/ abuse. Both were transported to the Haywood County Jail. Marroquin is being held on a $100,000 bond, and Medrano is being held on a $50,000 bond. The children were released to the Tennessee Department

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Children Services. The West Tennessee Drug Task Force Interstate Interdiction Team is composed of deputies from Haywood, Fayette and Shelby counties, and police officers from Oakland, Germantown and Memphis, troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office.


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Brownsville welcomes Russell Cellular

The Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting at Russell Cellular Monday, July 22. Mayor Matherne and Chamber Director Renee Moss welcomed them, and guests were treated to refreshments. Stop by Russell Cellular for all of your Verizon Wireless needs. They are located on Dupree in front of Wal-Mart. Photo by Jennifer Willis

Haywood County Retired Teachers Association meets The Haywood County Retired Teachers Association met on June 4 at Lilly’s. Twenty-six members enjoyed the lunch provided by INSOUTH Bank and served by the employees of the bank. Following the meal there was a short business meeting. Peggy Haynes and Janice Parker reported on the district meeting that they attended in April which focused on legislation and membership. Counties are encouraged to double their membership in order to assure retirees that their retirement pensions are secure. Mrs. Peggy Haynes, president, and Mrs. Betty Pictured left to right: Mrs. Peggy Haynes, Wychickia Watkins and Mrs. Betty Es- Escue, chairperson of the cue. Photo submitted scholarship committee,

presented Wychickia Watkins a $1,000 scholarship from HCRTA to further her education to become an elementary teacher in the Haywood County School System. Mrs. Linda Norvell, a member of the nominating committee, presented the list of officers for 20132015 as follows: President, Mrs. Peggy Haynes; VicePresident, Mrs. Viola Taylor; Secretary, Mrs. Susan Leath; and Treasurer, Mrs. Linda Merrick. Members voted to accept the slate of officers. If you would like to become a member of HCRTA, contact Peggy Haynes at 772-4573, Linda Merrick at 772-1791 or Janice Parker at 772-3432.

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Community & Church News On the Agenda Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday – 4 p.m. Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd Thursday of every month - 4 p.m.

Brownsville City Court Room

2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m.

Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday – 5 p.m. at the Utility Office Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month – 7 p.m.

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

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

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

Tennessee Driver License Service County Clerk, Sonya Castellaw issues Tennessee Driving License and ID renewals and duplicates Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 772-2362

London Branch M.B. Church Rev. Julius Harden and London Branch M.B. Church of Brownsville will have their Annual Usher Day Program,

Sunday, July 28, 2013. Their 2:00 p.m. guest will be Rev. Robert Whitley and Good Hope Baptist Church of Whiteville.

The Women of Purpose Choir The Women of Purpose Choir presents its Annual Male Chorus Extravaganza featuring 2nd Phase London Branch St. Paul and Upper Salem on Saturday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. For further information

contact Mary Jones at 731-772-3874, Rev. Billy Johnson, Host Pastor.

FREE Back to School Haircuts for kids Free haircuts from 12 p.m. -- 5 p.m. on August 5 at Haircuts and Shaves (located on the court square) for ALL children in grades Headstart -12!! We will also be giving away free hotdogs, drinks, and chips!!! Come on in and see us on the court square. Provided by: Terrance Swift and Felix Flagg

2014 Leadership Haywood County accepting applications

Deadline for applications is August 2 The Leadership Haywood County program is looking for candidates for its 2013-14 class that will begin in August 29. Leadership Haywood

County is a program designed to increase member knowledge and awareness of the issues facing Brownsville and Haywood County.

There are 11 monthly sessions that culminate at a graduation banquet on April 17, 2014. These sessions give class members

information about all aspects of the community. Applications are available at the BrownsvilleHaywood County

Chamber of Commerce. You may call the chamber at 772-2193 to have an application emailed to you, email the chamber for an application at

brownsvillechamber@ kyn.twcbc.com or go by and pick up an application at 121 West Main Street. Applications must be turned in by August 2.

Congressman Fincher’s office now accepting fall 2013 internship applications Deadline to apply is July 29 Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) is currently seeking highly motivated college student to serve as interns in his Washington, D.C. office, as well as his district offices in Jackson and Memphis for the following legislative session: Fall

2013: August 15, 2013 – December 13, 2013 Interns are given the opportunity to gain valuable handson experience and further develop an understanding of the legislative process, all while helping serve constituents of the 8th District of Tennessee. Applicants

should possess a great work ethic, good communications skills and strong writing skills. The program is for both undergraduate and graduate students. Depending on the college program, many interns who complete a congressional internship are able

to qualify to receive college credit. “Internships in my DC and district offices offer young people a unique opportunity to experience Congress at an exciting time,” said Fincher. “I encourage any college student interested in the legislative process, a career in public

service, or in helping me to fix a broken Washington to apply.” I n t e r n s h i p requirements and application materials are available here. College students who are interested in interning in the Washington, D.C. or district offices should submit a completed

application, by July 29, 2013, to: C o n g r e s s m a n Stephen Fincher c/o Victoria Treece victoria.treece@ mail.house.gov For more information, please call (202) 225-4714 and ask to speak with the Intern Coordinator.

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RELAY continued... husband of 40 years to cancer, and I don’t want anyone to have to go through what I went through. Hopefully, we can continue to raise money to help find a cure for cancer. Flagg went on to say, “I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to all of those whom helped make this year’s Relay a huge success. Thanks to my co-chair, Michael, the committee, the teams, the volunteers, the survivor’s, the

sponsors, and all of those who came out to walk and show your support. It was a great year!” Flagg would also like to recognize the following: This year’s first place team was Christ Church, and they raised $6,273.93. Second place went to INSOUTH Bank with $5,000 raised, and third place to Woodlawn Baptist Church with $2,636 raised. Other teams were Bluff Creek M.B. Church, Boys

& Girls Club, Brownsville Family Medicine, Brownsville Funeral Home, Brownsville Utility Department, Cash Express, Christ Temple Church, Community Helpers, Crestview, Crockett Mini-Pullers, Dancyville CME Church, Domtar, E.W. James, Eastern Star, Faith Deliverance Church, Family Life Fellowship Church, Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic, First Presbyterian Church, First South Bank, Friends of the Haywood County Health Department, Good Hope MB Church,

Haywood County Board of Education, Haywood County Chapter Dunbar HCT Carver, Haywood County Local Government, Haywood County Middle School, Haywood Park Community Hospital, Jefferson Street Church of Christ, Ladies of Love, Lasco, Prospect CME Church #2, Roses Unread, SaveA-Lot, Socorro Garcia, St. John MB Church, Sugar Creek, Town of Stanton, Union Grove, Walgreens, Willow Grove MB Church, and Word of Life Church.

This year’s corporate sponsors were : (Title Sponsors, $2,500) INSOUTH Bank, First South Bank, and Christ Church; (Tribute Sponsors, $2,000) IFC Cascade Tissue Group, Domtar Paper Company; (Hope Sponsor, $1,500) First State Bank; (Power of Purple Sponsors, $1,000) Conner Real Estate, SuperSuds Car Wash, Lowe’s, Haywood County, City of Brownsville, Brownsville Radio, Brownsville States Graphic; (Celebration Sponsors, $500) Brownsville-Bells

Funeral Home, Central West Tennessee Realtors, D.C. Construction, First Presbyterian Church, First Assembly of God, Golden Circle Insurance Agency, Haywood Park Hospital, Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, Lasco, Mann Law Firm, Pathway Man Power, Rawls Funeral Home, Sonic Drive-In, State Farm Insurance, Henson Construction, Brownsville Family Medicine, Hatcher Chevrolet, Treasure Chest, West Tennessee Healthcare, and Premiere Dental Center.

Three accused of possession of stolen property make initial appearance Three people accused of possession of stolen property, one of them also accused of burglary, made their initial appearance in General Sessions Court Tuesday, July 23. Shane Pruett (left), Scotty Mosier (center), and Carla Tarar (right) all appeared in front of Judge Roland Reid, and all three pled not guilty to the charges that they face. They are scheduled to be back in court August 27. Pruett and Mosier remain incarcerated at the Haywood County Jail. Tarar is currently out on bond, and faces a charge of violation of probation as well. Photos by Jennifer Willis

Fire Department responds to small gas spill The Brownsville Fire Department responded to the BP Station on Anderson Avenue across from McDonald’s for a reported gas spill Tuesday, July 23. According to officials at the scene, a customer walked away from their vehicle while they were pumping gas, and when she returned she found the handle to be jammed, and she was unable to stop the flow of gasoline coming from the pump. A police officer stopped to assist her, and the fire department was requested for clean-up. Pictured left is firefighter Ben Patterson spreading sand, which absorbs the spill, over the gasoline. Photo by Vicky Fawcett

Thank You

Tennessee Department of Labor reinstates benefit for dependent children Reversal in federal guidance prompts change

Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today announced that the state will continue to provide additional unemployment benefits to eligible claimants with d e p e n d e n t children through December 31, 2013. The department recently announced its intention to end the benefits based on state legislation that was passed earlier this year as a result of one-time federal funding that was no longer available. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) State Conformity and Compliance team previously gave the state guidance that ending the additional dependent benefits would not affect other

funds but now says that ending the additional benefits would risk the loss of funds paying for extended federal benefits called Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). Continuing the additional benefit for approximately 12,000 claimants keeps another 22,000 Tennesseans from immediately losing their federal unemployment b e n e f i t s . “This is part of the balancing act with federal funding, and our department’s focus continues to be efficiently and effectively serving Tennesseans who need temporary unemployment assistance,” Labor and Workforce D e v e l o p m e n t

Commissioner Burns Phillips said. “It is critical that the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund is sustainable. Often there are conditions regarding how federal funding may be used, and in this situation we had to balance the potential savings to the trust fund with the total impact of those receiving federal unemployment b e n e f i t s . ” In 2009, Tennessee received one-time federal funds in the amount of $141,808,031 as an incentive grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to strengthen the rapidly depleting Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. As a result, beginning in 2010, eligible

Paul “Skip” Erwin, Jr. Board of Directors Election 2013 District 1 -- -- Position 2 I have the honor of being selected by the Nomination Committee of the Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corp to pursue a Board of Directors seat. In mid-July, as a customer of STEMC and voting member, you will receive in the mail a ballot. I am asking, each of you to please take the time and fill-out the ballot and return it in the pre-addressed envelope.

“I feel that the STEMC Board of Directors should have a representative with an engineering/surveying background. As a surveyor and owner of Erwin Surveys, I believe I can fulfill that need and bring a common-sense small business owner approach to the issuesat-hand.”

Your support will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

unemployment insurance claimants supporting minor children began receiving an additional allowance to their weekly unemployment benefit amount. At the end of December 2013, the Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is set to expire, and the additional dependent benefits are expected to end.

We are grateful for this opportunity to say thanks to the great citizens of Brownsvillle, Haywood County, Tennessee. We applaud each of you for your contributions toward the endeavor of fighting for a cure of cancer. Most of us have been affected in some manner by cancer with a family member, friend or someone special. Thanks to your efforts, we have strived to make a difference in someone’s life by being supportive in participation and giving in this year’s Relay for Life. The people or our community have contributed over 68,000.00 toward this worthy cause for 2013. This year’s event brought great fellowship, fun and a renewed spirit that we will continue to hold dear to our hearts. Serving as your chairperson, co-chairperson and committee members has been such a joy divine to each of us. We are sincerely grateful to the survivors, sponsors, team captains, team volunteers, city and county officials and employees, and the great City of Brownsville Haywood County. Thanks for all you have done the last 17 years Respectfully, Carolyn Flagg, Chairperson Michael Banks, Co-Chairperson Committee Members


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Christmas in July three years later I first recollect hearing the phrase, “Christmas in July” during the early years of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis that was established 50 years ago. During the early years, children diagnosed with cancer and leukemia practically received the death sentence. And for those who were not expected to be around when Christmas arrived on the scene, the special event was scheduled for July. Due to the hospital’s success in research throughout the coming years, those early Christmas activities are no longer necessary for the most part. Many participants have admitted they suffered both the joy and the pain of those most memorable and trying times. Our family is currently experiencing Christmas in July, three years later. The circumstances that were responsible for our event began in 2010. That was the year that my late wife was diagnosed with cancer. With the diagnosis, came also a certain amount of hope. But circumstances changed rapidly regarding her condition and that array of hope changed very drastically.

Christmas was by far Carol’s favorite holiday. She spent all year preparing for the coming Christmas. There would be the long gift list that she so carefully prepared. She always had a special gift in mind for each member on that list. Since the list contained so many names, she started planning her purchases before the last string of lights were taken down the previous Christmas. She had already purchased many of those gifts before her condition made a drastic downward spiral in July, 2010. Carol was on so much medication and receiving so much attention from her team of doctors that she could not remember what she did with most of them. She was also unable to spend her last Christmas at home as we had celebrated for 41 years. This woman who lay dying in a hospital room seemed to be more concerned about Christmas gifts for those on her list than with her physical condition. But that was typical for her. Yet, she wouldn’t be outdone. Apologizing for loosing some of the gifts that she had purchased, she continued her list for the purchase

of more gifts. And with only the immediate family and doctors and staff members present, we celebrated our last Christmas together at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis December 25, 2010. Carol apologized many times for our messy room that became a catch-all during her illness. However, her condition was more important to me than the condition of that room. I even offered my services to work on the room but she disapproved very quickly. I never made such an offer again and made other arrangement for sleeping quarters. I know that my daughter has been burdened down mentally and physically with her mother’s passing but we both knew this day would come. Although it is so painful for her, work continues and several gifts have already been found including the one she thought was missing or lost. We all anxiously look forward to holding that special gift she had purchased for each of us. While having no idea what it might be, we’ll have one more opportunity to be on the receiving end of her love.

I love to see people come together and help each other I attended the wrap-up meeting for this year’s Relay for Life. I am so proud of Brownsville and Haywod County for coming together and raising nearly $70,000! One of my favorite things about Brownsville and Haywood County is the way that this community can come together. Not only for a good cause, but to help eachother when in need. Vicky and I left the office as soon as the wind died down Thursday to take pictures of the damage. We were both in shock! We weren’t expecting the damage to be so widespread. There were trees down everywhere. Power lines were draped across streets and houses on every street. Water was flowing over several streets, and we saw several damaged homes and cars. As we drove up and down every passable street in town, we stopped to ask people if they were ok or needed any help. And then, as we were soaking wet and trying to keep the camera dry, we noticed something

amazing! People all over town were out offering to help perfect strangers. It was raining and there was a huge mess, but people didn’t care. They still offered to help. We took pictures for more than three hours, and saw so much kindness among the damage. Not only did strangers help each other, but the utility departments, the police department, the fire department, and the rescue squad worked tirelessly to help in any way that they could. The utility crews did an amazing job! It only took them two days to repair the lines and get everybody’s power turned back on. It was a hot and dark night, but I wouldn’t have dared complain about it! Those poor utility workers were out for days in the heat and rain trying to restore the comfort of lighting and air conditioning to people. Anyway, the moral of the story is that Brownsville and Haywood County is a pretty amazing place to live! I love living in a place where I know

that if we were in need of help, our neighbors would gladly offer. Aside from the storm, it’s been a pretty typical week for this reporter: busy! I feel like I haven’t been at my desk for longer than about 10 minutes all week. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I’m just stating the facts. And to think about school starting back in a little more than a week, a move coming in August, Chuck graduating from college in a week and a half, and after school activites...there’s no chance of it slowing down anytime soon. It’s been a while since somebody e-mailed me a question they would like for me to answer, or share my opinion about, in this column. So, take a moment and send me an e-mail asking my opinion about something, and I’ll answer it in the next week’s column! Remember to be thankful that we all remained safe during the storms, and pray for those whose homes were damaged. Have a great week!

Peeples

By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge

All you can eat

I came across an article in a newspaper the other day about how to make various Southern dishes “healthy,” their term, not mine. As usual, there was the obligatory poke at our region for its obesity rate, and it is truly alarming. A few months ago the annual figures were published, and of the seven fattest states in our country, six were states in the South. Only the citizens of West Virginia are fatter than those in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky and our own Tennessee. Of course, the usual culprit was blamed, Southern cooking. Everyone seems to have a negative stereotype when it comes to Southerners and their eating habits. When my lovely young wife and I checked into a bed and breakfast inn on Martha’s Vineyard on our honeymoon 12 years ago, we asked the manager about restaurants on the island. “Well, let’s see,” he said smiling, “you’re Southern, so I know you like fried food ....” He then proceeded to name two or three places that featured fried specialties. My new bride was not amused. As I said, nearly everyone from other parts of the country seems to have a negative image of Southern food, which is somewhat ironic because it is one of the hottest food trends going. Nearly every major city in America has at least one, and sometimes two or three hot restaurants featuring “soul food” or “Southern cooking.” But just what does the term “Southern cooking” mean? And is it really that bad for us? Well first, according to most people who study such things, and you’d be amazed at how many do, Southern cooking consists of dishes like fried chicken and fish, barbecued ribs, macaroni and cheese, chitterlings, pickled pigs’ feet, turnip greens and other vegetables cooked with ham hocks or some other form of pork fat, black-eyed peas, also cooked with pork fat, sweet potato pie, hush puppies and cornbread. Never mind that fried chicken, barbecued ribs and macaroni and cheese are about as nationally eaten as anything could be, because they are “bad for you” they are thought of as Southern foods. Southern cooks,

sniffed one critic, only use fruits and vegetables as a garnish, and they fry everything in grease; ham, bacon, steak, sausage, eggs, potatoes, okra, squash, fried pickles. even And that’s somewhat true. You name it, and Southerners will batter dip it and fry it up golden brown, smother it in a blanket of gravy and wash it down with glass after glass of sugary sweet tea. So say the critics, but are things as bad as that? Well, yes, and no. According to some health markers, we are in pretty sorry shape. At least 30% of us are clinically obese. We lead the nation in strokes and diabetes, and our hearts and circulatory systems don’t fare much better. Compared to the rest of the country we are an especially unhealthy lot. But is what we eat the reason for our flabby, unhealthy bodies? A study done by the University of Alabama suggests that it truly is. They did a massive survey of more than 20,000 people, both white and African-American, whose diet was considered “Southern.” They categorized diets as “Southern” if they included fried chicken or fish, fried potatoes, bacon, ham, liver, gizzards or sweet tea at least six times a week. It turned out that those who partook of foods from that group on a six-time-a week basis were 41% more likely to suffer strokes as were people who only ate them once a month. Among African-Americans, the risk was 63% higher. Why are Southern foods unhealthful? Researchers blamed the

unholy trinity of salt, meat fats and sugar in classic Southern foods. Others, however, say it is not what we eat, but how much of it that is killing us. Our obesity rate has been climbing for 30 years now, but again, why? Well first, because we keep eating more and more and more. More than any generation in history, and Southerners are leading the way here too. The question is why do Southerners find it harder than the rest of the nation to pass up that third piece of pie or second helping of chicken wings? Some pretty thoughtful people say something other than unchecked appetites may be driving our compulsion to eat and eat and eat. They say all of us are genetically programed to eat food we can, and that our primitive brains tell us to store calories when we get the chance, against the day when they may not be available. So any time we see an unlimited buffet in front of us, our primitive brains tell to eat far more than we need. It’s a basic human instinct. This instinct, of which we are unaware, is probably greater, they further hypothesize, among poorer people, who may have actually known hunger before, and of course, the South is the poorest part of the country. So that may be the real reason we are fatter than other Americans, but from whatever causes, our waistlines are still growing, and will continue to do so until we come up with a way to convince people to reduce their portion sizes. Good luck with that.

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Mr. Pete Marshall Meadows

News of years gone by

Date of Death - July 14, 2013 survived by his wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Hagerty Meadows; children: Renee Meadows Barrios (Mike), Rickey L. Meadows (Tammy) and Melody A. Meadows; brothers: Tom Meadows, Clayton Meadows (Sue); grandchildren: Shaun M. Barrios (Leigh Ann), Justin M. Barrios (Heather), Chelsea R. Ortego, Elizabeth A. Ortego, Elaina L. Ortego, Meghan B. Meadows, Makinlee P. Meadows, all of whom he lovingly supported in their school activities; greatgrandchildren, Peyton McKenna Barrios, Grayson Shaun Barrios; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Malvin Marshall Meadows, mother, Lela Moore Meadows, sister, Ruth Meadows Henderson; and two brothers, Gene Howell Meadows and Lee Moore Meadows. Those honored to serve as casket bearers were Rickey Meadows, Mike Barrios, Shaun Barrios, Justin Barrios, Carl Hardeman and Steve Allmond. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220 or the church, charity or organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left on our online guestbook at www.

of football at Memphis State, he coached football and girls’ basketball in Halls, was Assistant Principal at Sherwood Junior High, coached football at South Side High School and served as Principal at Richland Junior High, Westwood High, Oakhaven High and Georgian Hills Junior High School. Mr. Meadows also served as Assistant Director of Plant Management at Memphis City Schools, was a member of the TSSAA and MPA, obtained his private pilot’s license and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He coached and served as Treasurer of the Parkway Village Youth Football League and was a member of the Ridgeway High School Boosters Club. Pete loved the 50’s music and had an extensive 45s record collection. After retirement, Mr. Meadows drove the Bette Bus shuttle from Memphis to Little Rock, Arkansas and did small engine repair for friends and neighbors. Pete was a member of Germantown Church of Christ, where he received the “Silent Servant Award” for his years of service in serving the Lord’s Supper. He had struggled with Alzheimer’s the last few years of his life, yet he maintained his easy laugh to the pleasure of all he encountered and he continued to play the harmonica to the delight of his family. Mr. Meadows is

Mr. Pete Marshall Meadows, resident of Collierville, wellknown Shelby County educator and husband of Haywood County native, Jo Ann Hagerty Meadows departed this life Sunday morning, July 14, 2013 at the Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville where he had been a patient for two days. He was 79 years of age and died following an extended illness. Funeral services, under the direction of Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes and Cremation Center — Main Chapel of Somerville, were conducted Wednesday, July 17 at the Germantown Church of Christ with Dave Phillips and Ron Roberson officiating. Interment followed in the Oakwood Cemetery in Brownsville. Mr. Meadows was born January 4, 1934 in Lexington. He received his education in the Henderson County Public School System and was a 1953 graduate of Lexington High School. After playing four years

July 24, 2003 Local teen wins national championship Nick Kelly, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Kelly of Brownsville, returned home in triumph amid a sea of flashing blue lights and sirens Sunday afternoon after placing first in his age division (15-17) at the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society Junior Nationals held at Smithville Reservoir near Kansas City, MO, last Saturday, July 19. July 22, 1993 County commission approves tax hike Last year, property taxes increased 28 cents. This year they’re going up again – by 20 cents- following approval Monday night by the Haywood County Commission. County property taxpayers will pay $2.50 for every $100 of their property’s assessed value. Commissioners approved the budget by a 17-3 vote. July 28, 1983 Soil Erosion not as great Experts Discover on Tour That erosion of valuable Haywood County farmland is on the decline is what a group of politicians and agricultural officials found here last Friday. In a presentation to Congressmen Ed Jones, Donald Sundquist, Lt. Gov. John Wilder and others, local soil conservation service agent Richard West noted that erosion has decreased 48% since 1976 with farmers following SCS recommendations. July 27, 1973 Construction in Progress on Utility Department’s Projects Work started this week on the Brownsville Utility Department’s water and sewer improvements project, which when completed will comply with state fire regulations and maintain the present insurance rates for local residents. July 26, 1963 Sheriff Race to bring out voters Next Thursday, August 1, the Haywood County Primary Election will be held with all precincts of the county opening at 9:00 a.m. and closing at 5:00 p.m. In previous years the polls have closed at 4:00 p.m., but a recent decision of the Haywood County Court permitted the extra hour in order to permit industrial workers, and the thousands of new registrants, on opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice.

Card of Thanks We would like to thank everyone for the donations given for the Brenda Matthis Benefit on July 13th. Donations were received from local businessess, both large and small, and from other individuals who just wanted to give. We also want to thank those who cooked for the benefit and those who helped with the auction. Thanks also to Johnny and Frances for their help. It was a tremendous success and we could not have done it without you all. It will never be forgotten.

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Mrs. Lelia Marcom Sellari Date of Death - July 10, 2013

Mrs. Lelia Maud Marcom Sellari, age 93, of Clinton, MS and formerly of Brownsville passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Clinton with Father McGing officiating.

Interment followed at Lakewood Memorial Park, the resting place of her husband, Daniele Sellari. Mrs. Sellari was preceded in death by her parents: R.C. and Ester (White) Marcom, two brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Sellari and her late husband Daniele Sellari have five surviving children: Daniele Sellari, Jr. (Julia) of Keller, TX, Linda Roberson (Bill) of Helena, AR, Mike Sellari (Jamae) of Clinton, MS, Bill Sellari (Sally) of Lynchburg, VA, Anne Gibson (Steve) of Forest, MS, nine grandchildren and nine g re a t - g r a n d c h i l d re n , two sisters: Elizabeth Duffey, Evelyn Eubanks

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and one brother: Charles Marcom. After moving to Clinton, MS in 1962, Lelia always enjoyed her trips back to Brownsville visiting relatives and friends. Lelia was a faithful and original member of Holy Savior Catholic Church where she severed for many years on the Church Bazaars. She enjoyed her bridge clubs, bowling league, and was an avid golfer. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Donations in memory of Lelia Marcom Sellari can be made to Holy Savior Catholic Church, P.O. Box 85, Clinton, MS 39060.

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Weekly Devotional “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.” – Heb. 13:17 If you are a believer, you have fellowship with a local church. This is an assumption of the New Testament. Jesus said that the world would know His disciples by their love for one another. Today, it is much easier to get spiritual guidance from television, social media, and sound bytes. All these things may be beneficial in saturating our minds with godly things, but they do not facilitate spiritual growth the way Scripture defines it. Believers are called to be disciples and make disciples. You cannot do this in isolation and you cannot do this without direct, long-term relationships with one another. You cannot grow in Christ by reading inspirational facebook posts or watching preachers on television. Likewise, you will not grow simply by reading my devotions in the newspaper. It takes discipline and sacrifice in the local church, striving with other believers. Jason Velotta - Christ Church ASSEMBLY OF GOD DANCYVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 13925 Hwy 76 North FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 700 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242 BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930 ANTIOCH BAPTIST 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682 ANTIOCH BAPTIST Tibbs Community Church 9327 Tibbs Rd BETHESDA MISSIONARY BAPTIST 126 Baxter St. • 772-3388 BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433 BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288 BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 772-0717 CALVARY BAPTIST 624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192 CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 772-1033 CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840 FIRST BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • 772-1187 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060 GOOD HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 554 HILLVILLE RD • 731-254-9818 HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 731-254-8746 126 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-4826 HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST Hickory Grove Haynes Rd. • 772-1259 HOLLY GROVE BAPTIST 8488 Poplar Corner Road • 772-2627 KEELING BAPTIST CHURCH 16675 Hwy 70 West • 731-608-0833 IGLESIA BAUTISTA CRISTO REY 1458 E. Main St. • 772-6024 LONDON BRANCH BAPTIST London Branch Rd. • 772-2283 LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1230 E. Jefferson St. •

772-8027 MACEDONIA BAPTIST 103 Macedonia Rd. • 772-4770 MERCER BAPTIST 1201 S. Dupree Ave. • 772-2536 NEW HOPE BAPTIST 586 Bond Ferry Rd. • 772-5616 NEW REVELATION MISSIONARY BAPTIST 400 Rawls St. • 772-1020 NEW VISION COMMUNITY 612 Fulton Rd. • 772-2663 OAKVIEW BAPTIST Winfield Lane • 772-3933 PEACEFUL CHAPEL MB 1221 Fairground Rd. 8 • 772-9473 POPLAR CORNER BAPTIST 1010 Boyd Ave. • 772-0950 SHAW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST 3772 Shaw Chapel Rd. • 772-7738 SNIPES GROVE BAPTIST 1272 Thornton Rd. • 772-5825 STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Covington Rd. • 548-6015 ST. PAUL BAPTIST 4270 Hwy. 76 S. • 72-1149 UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538

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

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

BETHEL SUCCESS 19 N. Court Square • 772-0239 CHRIST CHURCH OF BROWNSVILLE 2120 Anderson Ave. • 772-9933

EPISCOPAL CHRIST EPISCOPAL 140 N. Washington Ave. • 772-9156 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL - JEHOVAH’S WITNESS 1040 Boyd Ave. •772-6499 METHODIST BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT UMC 1489 E. Main St. • 772-9882

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School board holds July meeting The Haywood County School Board met in regular session on July 18 to discuss a number of business items. The meeting that is normally held on the second Tuesday night of each month was changed to the 18th because Superintendent Teresa Russell and several board members attended the Southern Region Conference in Florida last week. Among the items on the agenda, board members approved 11 policy changes on second reading. One of the policies governs the use of personal communication devices in schools. The new policy allows students to possess personal communication devices,

such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, MP3 players and cameras while on school property. However, the devices must be in the off mode and must be kept in a backpack, purse or a similar carry all and may not be used during school hours. Unauthorized use or improper storage of a device will result in confiscation until such time as it may be released to the student’s parent or guardian in accordance with the school student handbook. Jackie Whitten, Director of the GEAR UP program, brought to the meeting several students who recently traveled to Nashville for a meeting, and they spoke to the board about their experiences. The

GEAR UP program focuses on the 2012-13 seventh graders through their senior year in an effort to help them make better decisions about their future by furthering their education or

preparing for a career. Board members then approved 10 more policy changes on first reading that the TSBA recommended, since law requires these changes. Board Chairman

Harold Garrett arranged a special called meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, to discuss the school’s budget. Then Garrett, along with Superintendent Russell and CFO and Deputy

Superintendent Vincent Harvell, will meet with the Haywood County Budget Committee this week. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13, at 6 p.m.

HCS Retirees honored at reception Despite stormy weather and no electricity, several Haywood County Schools employees who are retiring made it to a reception held in their honor on Thursday, July 18, at the Central Office. Pictured at the reception were (from left) Superintendent Teresa Russell, retiree Mary Flagg, Deputy Superintendent Vincent Harvell, retiree Mary Currie (39 years), retiree Mary Jones (17 years), Board Chairman Harold Garrett, retiree Thomas Howard, and board members Pearlie Hess and Robbie Jarrett-King. Also retiring but not pictured are Dr. Amy Harris (20.5 years), Gail Wade (30 years), Rozell Caldwell (27 years), Sheri Richards (20 years), Thomas Young (14 years), Merry Bond (27 years), Anita Rickman (38.8 years), Linda Mann (28.5 years), Alice Pounders, Dennis Carter, Fay Howse, and Joan Brummett. Photo submitted

REDI recognizes 2013 City of Brownsville-Haywood County Scholarship Recipients

Southwest Tennessee Development District’s REDI College Access Program in partnership with Haywood County and the City of Brownsville recognized recipients of the 2013 City of Brownsville-Haywood County Scholarship Program on July 16, 2013 at College Hill. Since the inception of the program, the scholarship fund has provided financial assistance to 37 graduates of Haywood High School who are enrolling this fall at select postsecondary institutions across West

Tennessee. Pictured above are from left to right are: Traveka Person, Brandy Jones, Yaselin Cisneros, Kaite Lewis, Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne, Abby Nichols-REDI College Mentor Corp, Jessica Maclin, Brittany Bradford, Maggie Herron and Cedric DeadmonREDI College Access Program Coordinator. Not pictured: Aliceson Hobock, Kenya Ector, Sheronica Hammond, Rhonda Clark, Brent Crawford, and Taylor Jones.

For more information, about the REDI or its programs contact Lisa Hankins, Director at 731.668.6450 or email her at lhankins@swtdd.org. For more information about the college access program, contact Cedric Deadmon at 731.668.6448 or email him at cdeadmon@ swtdd.org or Haywood County College Access Mentor Abby Nichols, 901.830.9143 or email her at anichols@swtdd.org. REDI is a program of the Southwest Tennessee Development District.

Byrum and Bridgewater voted 2012-13 “Teachers Who Made a Difference”

The five HHS valedictorians, Amelia Davis, Sarah Lewis, Morgan Marlar, Molly McAdams and Rebecca Pearson, chose English teacher Glynn Bridgewater (center) and drama teacher Allyson Byrum as the 2012-13 “Teachers Who Made a Difference.” Superintendent of Haywood County Schools Teresa Russell (right) made the presentation to the teachers on behalf of the students. Photo submitted

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Haywood hit the field Tuesday afternoon in helmets and shoulder pads thanks to a new TSSAA rule. Photo by Jeff Ireland By Jeff Ireland jireland@statesgraphic. com It won’t be long now. Last Monday, Tennessee’s high schools began practicing in helmets and shoulder pads in preparation for the start of the 2013 season, which begins four weeks from tomorrow. Haywood and its first-year coach, Ernie Jackson, took full advantage, working out on the practice field from 6 to 9 p.m., and continued that schedule the rest of the week. Teams can begin practicing in full pads on Monday. The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s Board of Controls voted over the summer to allow teams to practice in shoulder pads and helmets a week before fullpads practice in an effort to gradually acclimate players to the heat.

“It gets the guys acclimated to the weather,” Jackson said. “It’s a process. I like it. It’s better. There’s more hitting involved.” Haywood has two scrimmages scheduled in the coming days. The Tomcats will host Bolivar and Lake County in a three-way scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 2. On Aug. 6, Haywood will host Hardin County. Both scrimmages are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Haywood will take part in a jamboree at Covington High School on Aug. 16, as they did last year, and will take on Munford. The regular season begins Aug. 23 when Haywood hosts Booker T. Washington. Haywood opens up play in the new-look District 15-AA on Sept. 6 with a home game against Liberty Tech. Other teams in the new district include Covington, Jackson

Central-Merry, Jackson North Side and Ripley. Milan, Obion County, Dyersburg, Crockett County, Westview, South Gibson and Gibson County, all of which were in District 13-AA with Haywood last year, are now in new districts. Jackson, who was hired over the summer after leading Haywood Middle to a 23-6 record the last three seasons, including a region title and two finishes in the final four, said things are going well in his first year leading the varsity. “Things are going great,” said Jackson, who also led the freshmen team to the title game last year. “The guys are hungry, excited and they want to be here. They’re taking responsibility when they mess up … I’ve got a phenomenal coaching staff that really goes the extra mile. It’s a phenomenal environment.”

Maddux claims second national title

A pair of Tomcats work on a contact drill during practice Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Jeff Ireland

A group of Haywood players warm up during practice Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Jeff Ireland

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next year too,” said Brandon Maddux, her dad and the coach of the Haywood Young Guns, the team on which Carah-Beth competes. “She’ll have one more chance.” Maddux beat out 60 other competitors to bring home the national title. As a team, the Brownsville Young Guns also fared well. Nine shooters made the trip to Illinois. The varsity team took sixth place and junior varsity team took 15th. More than 2,600 shooters from around

the country competed. Brandon Maddux said his daughter plans on competing in the sport in college and hopes to earn a scholarship. He said Bethel University offered her a scholarship last week. “We’re just trying to get the money worked out,” Brandon said. “She does have colleges interested in her now. All along the plan was to use all this as a way to pay for college. It looks like that may work out.” Carah-Beth will compete in another tournament this weekend in Texas.

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Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips Zion welcomed former member Brother Carl White Sunday morning as he told about his mission work in Singapore. He shared a startling statistic saying the majority of Christians will only tell others about their joy of salvation once in a lifetime. He said, if you pray to the Lord Jesus Christ to use you, He will. Being filled with the Holy Spirit brings true joy! Congratulations to Carl and Jenny who recently celebrated their ten year wedding anniversary and has three children. Sunday night was community outreach at Zion with several couples visiting. Jimmy and I carried mama (Alice Elrod) to KFC for dinner after visiting with Jessie and Norma Austin on a personal note. Summer Sunday Nights at Zion are coming to a close with Movie Night on the 28th. Fourteen men attended the prayer breakfast Thursday morning with Harmony’s Pastor Grover Westover

Reneé Moss Welcome to our newest Chamber Members: Martin’s Exterminating Company, located at 1210A Anderson Avenue and Hometown Drug Company, located at 2280 North Washington. Please make plans to attend Business After Hours on Thursday, July 25, at First State Finance located at 111 Peachtree Plaza 5 pm – 7 pm. We hope to see you there! This week our Chamber Corner spotlight is on Brownsville Haywood County Arts Council. The Brownsville Haywood County Arts Council began as a Chamber of Commerce committee to promote arts in the community. It has survived through periods of prosperity and hard times. In 1979, when the County Conservation Board decided to appoint a group to oversee and promote cultural activities at the newly renovated College Hill Center Theatre, the Chamber’s Arts Committee jumped at the chance to take on the role. The newly named Brownsville Haywood County Arts Council embarked on a 32 year journey to expose our community to art in all its various forms.

leading the devotion. This group meets each Thursday at 6:00 at ZBC and all men are invited to come and join them. Thanks to Brother Butch for the report each week and happy belated birthday wishes to this dear friend. He celebrated July 22. HHS Class of ’56 enjoyed a visit to Sugar Creek for lunch Thursday. There were nine attending and everyone had a wonderful time as usual, thanks to Diane Hooper and her great staff at the retirement center. We enjoyed a visit from mama, Tommy and Judy, and Randall and Whitley Elrod Friday night. Randall had taken granny to eat in Brownsville and Whitley wanted to stop and see all the work that had been done to our home. One more project completed on the old Mulligan’s Store (my home)! Thanks to Jason and Amanda Phillips who came over several days and helped stain boards, clean up, and do odd and end jobs to help get this project

finished. Jason was trying to strengthen his leg from the accident so he could get back to work. Lisa Conway, David and Hannah traveled to Texas last week to visit with relatives and move Sarah back to Tennessee. She will be attending Union University and residing in Jackson. David and Aubrey will be married this Saturday and will reside in Mississippi where he will be attending school and working. Please keep this family in your prayers as God continues to bless them. Congratulations to Elizabeth Campbell who began her new job at Wal-Mart in Brownsville. She will be working at night so she can still attend college during the day. Continue praying for sick folks and their families, military personnel and families, shut-ins, those mourning loss, and the leaders of our country. Call me at 7724257 or email me at phillipsd6@k12tn. net if you have news. People want to know!

Chamber of Commerce Director As spelled out in its Mission Statement, the Arts Council’s purpose is “to cultivate the arts within the community; to encourage participation in and appreciation of the arts, and to identify and promote talented individuals in the community.” What started out as an effort to utilize the facilities at College Hill now involves all areas of our community, with performing and visual art experiences for all ages, in all locales, for all our citizens. College Hill Center has a full kitchen and a meeting room that will seat from 90 to 110 people. It houses three museums, the Felsenthal Lincoln Collection, the Haywood County Museum and the Haywood County Sports Museum. As the Arts Council works in its third decade of service to Brownsville and Haywood County, it truly stands as the threshold of great things. A generous endowment from Mrs. J.S. Marks, Jr. helps insure the needed funding to continue the Council’s many programs, and move on to new and exciting projects. Miss Ann’s contribution to the community was

recognized in 1999, when the Theatre at College Hill was renamed “The Ann L. Marks Performing Arts Center.” The Ann L. Marks Performing Arts Theater seats 420 people. This building, which is one of the counties’ oldest, is used for various activities such as high school plays, dance recitals, gospel singing, and various other activities that the BrownsvilleHaywood County Arts Council sponsors and brings into the community. The Arts Council recognizes local talent by awarding a scholarship annually to a graduate senior planning to study art in college. The BrownsvilleHaywood County Arts Council is dedicated to giving at least one $1,000 scholarship per year for college students majoring in the performing or creative arts. This Arts Council has given over $50,000 to Haywood County college students in the past 15 years. Betsy Thornton was the director for the Brownsville-Haywood County Arts Council from 1993-2012. Jay Walker took over as director in 2012 when she retired. Working together creates success!

By Sylessie Ross My sincere thanks to Southwest Tennessee Electric, Brownsville Utility, and the other outside entities that assisted with restoring power to the many customers that were without power. My cousin, Minister Annie Mae Wilson, spoke a profound word on Sunday morning. The choir reunion took place this past Sunday night as well and it was outstanding! Sick and shut in: Rev. J.H. Fuller, Willie Lee and Ella Mae Clark, Ann Taylor, Flossie Snipes, Mildred Walker, Annie Pearl Franklin, Laura “Peaches” Snipes, Peggy Currie, Etta Ross, Ewell Callaway, Eva Kinnie, Mable Phillips, Hank Currie, Willie

D. Chapman, Mary Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Perry, Georgia Hines, A.C. Pirtle, Cynthia Bullock, Butch Wilson, John Duckworth Sr., L.C. and Elma Pirtle, Edward Vaulx Jr., Rosie Mae Bond “St. Louis, MO., James Henning “Nashville” Thought for the Week: “Build a positive future” Taking out your frustration on others does not end or reduce that frustration. However, giving joy to others absolutely does increase the joy in your own life. When dealing with other people, a negative approach does not benefit anyone. A positive approach, on the other hand, can benefit everyone. It may not seem fair or

equitable to be helpful or respectful to those who have been hurtful to you. However, it can most certainly be in your best interest. The way to ease the pain, the way to end the hurt, is not with more pain. The way to end the pain is by moving on to more positive, enriching endeavors. Instead of looking for places to assign blame, look for opportunities to create value. Instead of holding tightly to a grudge, free yourself to live with more joy and positive purpose. Rather than perpetuating past negativity, choose to build a positive future. That future is where you’ll soon be living, so work now to make it the very best it can be.

UT Ex Extxtetension Wet conditions promoting a lawn disease By

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If you manage you’re Bermuda grass lawn, you may notice that this year several plants may have strange looking seed heads. Experts with University of Tennessee Extension say the odd seed heads may not contain seeds at all. “A dark, powdery substance may appear where viable seeds should be. This condition, referred to as Bermuda grass inflorescence smut, is caused by a fungus,” said Tom Samples, a UT Extension turf grass specialist. His colleague in the Department of Plant Sciences, Brandon

Horvath, added that symptoms often go unnoticed until black, powdery spores, called teliospores, become noticeable to humans, for example when the teliospores discolor shoes and socks after you walk across the diseased turf. Pets may also track spores indoors. The fungus, Ustilago cynadontis, lives inside the Bermuda grass plant. Both common and hybrid Bermuda grasses are susceptible. Alan Windham, a plant disease specialist with UT Extension, says fungicides will not control this systemic fungal pathogen. He also says you need not

worry for the health of your lawn. “Although unsightly, the fungus does not pose a threat to Bermuda grass leaves, tillers and above- or below-ground stems. Applying a fertilizer containing nitrogen may help maintain vegetative growth, and frequent mowing will remove the infected seed heads,” Windham said. Bermuda grass inflorescence smut is just one of more than 1,400 species of fungi that are usually more prevalent during rainy periods in late spring and early summer. Fungal activity will slow down as summer continues, the UT experts said.

Sugar Creek

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I do apologize for not having an article in the paper last week. My daughter and her teammates were playing in the Dixie Allstar State Tournament, so I wasn’t at work to write the column. Thank You for noticing it wasn’t there and calling to ask what happened. I also want to thank all of you for the kind words you pass my way about this column. It is a joy to write about all the great happenings going on at Sugar Creek. We love that each of you are interested in what we do. Our residents enjoyed a trip to Catfish Cabin. Thanks to Southwest for driving us. Jessie said that there were lots of good food and some great conversations going on. Our residents always find a way to have some fun and enjoy themselves. No boredom with our wonderful residents. If any of you like our page on Facebook, you know what kind of games and fun we always are having. Our

newest game that not only does our residents like, but our staff was having a fit to try. It is Frog Toss. You just toss a frog full of beads into a hole. It doesn’t sound like much, but I promise if you watch others playing, you will want to play. Katie McAdams and Floy Patton were naturals. Eleanor Edwards decided she wanted in on the fun. Our men didn’t want to be left out either; Jack Fletcher, Nathan Outlaw and Russell Taliaferro were tossing a few frogs themselves. Check out our Facebook page and see all the pictures. Welcome to our newest resident, Bettye Powell. She walked in the door and fit right in. Some of our residents have been friends with her for many years, so a lot of reminiscing took place those first few days. We hope you enjoy your home away from home. Hilda Grubbs is starting to feel lots better. Ronald Young is doing well after some minor surgery. MyraJo Hurley

enjoyed Tabernacle last week. We are missing Suzie Tipton while she is at Crestview getting stronger. Nell Forsythe is enjoying her new friends she has met and the visits they have. Dorothy Morris enjoyed her family visiting for a while. Big Thanks to Lory Markowski for volunteering each week, our residents and staff think the world of you. The storms that hit Brownsville last week came hard and fast. We are so thankful that no one was hurt. Thank You Brownsville Utility Department and Southwest for working non-stop to get power back on to Brownsville and Haywood County. We are thankful you are there to take care of those problems for us. Also, a big Thank You to each of your families for being strong at times like these when you are needed and not able to be at home with them. 1 Peter 4:9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.


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Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “What Does God’s Work Require?” was the subject of the message. God works slowly and with patience. His work doesn’t require haste. Our work for God requires urgency because our time on earth is limited, and each day it becomes less. Many are dying daily, and a large number go out into eternity unprepared to meet their Maker. For us to make a difference, we must become involved, for the fates of person’s souls are at stake. God doesn’t put senior adults on a shelf, nor should the busy schedules of the young and old cause them to neglect getting the gospel out. We can so easily become preoccupied with living here on the earth and become no more than spectators. We very well may be living in the end times. The choir did a tremendous job singing “Because We Believe” for special music, led by Brother Ralph Brown. Sunday night, Danny Simpson thrilled our hearts singing, “Redemption Drawth Nigh.” The church welcomed Monica Elrod into in fellowship. Happy birthday to Britney Goodrich, Mia

McBride, Celso Lara, Mary Haak, Brother Ralph Brown, Sammy Stanley and Paul Manchester. Happy anniversary to Michael and Amy Spotts and to James and Betty Carvin. The stormy weather that hit Brownsville and the county did a great deal of damage taking a lot of our beautiful trees. Thanks to the Lord our homes were protected and no one was seriously hurt. I recall Mrs. Ethel Waters, who sang with the Billy Graham crusade many years ago, made this statement on TV as she was being questioned about her feeling when an earthquake hit California where she lived. She said the floor was moving under her feet causing the chair she was sitting in to move about. Her testimony was that she asked God, “Lord what are you saying to us?” We sometimes forget our Creator spoke to the world and everything in to existence. He is definitely in control. With all the happenings around the country, could it be that God is attempting to get our attention! We express our sympathy to the family of Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell Canada.

Elizabeth grew up in the Wellwood Community and sympathy also to the family of Mrs. Virginia Williams. Those on the sick list needing our prayers are Betty Barden, who is having a difficult time, Debra Blurton, a very sick lady and Leslie and Ginger Warren. Ginger is in a Memphis hospital. Others are Melanie Jones, Fletcher Lewis, Pat Simmons, Louise Coleman, Lynn Haak, Jimmy Grammar and Justin Climer. Also include Sharon Davis, Bobby Perry, Gary Gene Hayes, Butch Wilson, Virginia Taylor, Ronny Thomas, Gary Blair, Lucion English and Sandra Posey. Sisters, Ella Grace and Ava Hopper from Phoenix, AL are visiting with their grandparents, Ricky and Kathy Hopper and the family. Sharon Wyn, accompanied by her father Andy Wynn and three little nieces, drove to Columbus, MS and to the Light House Baptist Church where Andy’s nephew, Rev. Marty Wynn is pastor. Sharon, with her beautiful voice, sang special music for the congregation.

Allen News never disappoint you. Sunday morning we had more great singing. We were so happy to have the Russell Trio (Frazier Russell, Linda Russell and Bruce Johnson) from Lexington bring our special music with three beautiful songs. One of the songs “Til’ The Storm Passes By” - seemed like such an appropriate song considering the happenings here in Brownsville on Thursday afternoon and it’s so encouraging to know that God is always with us - even in the “eye of the storm”. We loved the singing and love ya’ll - and look forward to you coming back and singing for us again. Although I know it’s hard for some of you to believe it considering the damage to your homes or property, but we were so blessed in Haywood County that Thursday’s sudden storm didn’t do so much more damage. Thanks to our hardworking crews of workmen (and workwomen) in whatever capacity you worked to try and get our power back

on and our yards and streets cleaned up. And a special thanks to the Disaster Relief Team - a great bunch of hard-working dedicated volunteers. Please continue to pray for Charley West, Carolyn Lovelace, Mike Piercey and Zander Young. Although I don’t always have a lot of names to put on our prayer request list, there are so many sick and hurting in our families and our community in need of prayer. And let’s not forget to pray for our church members in nursing homes - Marie Baggett and Carolyn Danley. Happy Birthday to Cherrie Poole, Martha Kirby, Jesse Dedmon, Rachel Allen, Shey Lovelace and last, but not least, me. If I’d known I was gonna live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself! Happy Anniversary to Shey and Dawn Lovelace and R.J. and Tiffany Young. And finally, don’t we all know someone like this? – “Some cause happiness W H E R E V E R they go – others WHENEVER they go.”

Crestview News Thank you volunteers for coming this week: First Holiness Women, St. John Baptist Church, Christ Temple ladies, First assembly of God Church ladies, Oakview Baptist Church, Westside Church of Christ, Community Temple of the Living Church

ladies, Mrs. Marcia Pruitt, Bingo ladies, and Macedonia Baptist Church. We welcome Mrs. Shelia Moore to our facility and hope she enjoys her stay with us. We appreciate the lovely plants given to the facility in memory of Mrs. Betty Lea. Your thoughtfulness was

A truckload full of congratulations to Brick Veirs! Brick and Kimberly Sweat were engaged on Mother’s day weekend! Also, the weekend she graduated from ‘Old Miss’ Law School. Kimberly is from Wilmington, DE, where she is studying for the bar exam. They are planning a February wedding here in Brownsville. Brick now lives in Felton, DE where he works for Monsanto. Brick is the son of Carlton and Lynn Veirs. Sarah and Tildon Haynes finally got to sneak away for a romantic weekend in Missouri, while grandparents, Joe and Katarina Ing got to keep baby Sophie to themselves! Berkleigh Emerson, daughter of Tammy Vanstory and granddaughter of Kathy and Steve Vanstory, recently cut her hair and donated it to Locks of Love! Her cousin, Megan Perry Sanders, a hairstylist at Arnold’s in Alamo, had the honor of cutting it for her. They cut off 12 inches! Kathy was so sad to see her beautiful hair cut, but it was for such a worthy cause. It was something Berkleigh had wanted to do since the Math-a-thon at school, to raise money for St. Jude. Now that is a community minded little

girl! Way to go Berkleigh! Union Grove UMC had a picnic and swimming party at the Ripley Pool to kickoff their Vacation Bible School recently. A great time was had by all! The Chamber is going gangbusters getting new members lately! The most recent ribbon cutting was held at Verizon (Russell Cellular) next to Cato’s. Our Chamber Director recently had a tree fall through her roof and into her house. When the tree cutters and roofers came, the first thing she said was ‘Are you a chamber member?”. When they said ‘no’, she said, ‘well you will be!’ That was the deal they struck in order to be able to do the work on her house! We gained Cates & Evans Tree Service and Rapid Roofers that day! I loved it! Kudos to Haircuts and Shaves located on the square! All children in grades Headstart-12th will be able to get a free hair cut for school! They will also be giving away free hotdogs, drinks, and chips! Now that is what I call giving back to your community! Carol Bruce is back in action! Mrs. Carol has been staying in Memphis at her sister Christine’s, while recovering from heart stent surgery. She is looking fabulous

and doing incredible! She had to come back to Brownsville to keep her hair appointment! Now that will make a women heal faster than anything with the exception of a new pair of shoes! Glad she is feeling great! My little mama, her friend Sue and my Aunt Rene are back! They are here to see the Brownsville Baptist Hatchie River People in New Orleans play that George Norvell always puts on in the summer! They will be here until Friday and in that small amount of time, we will cram in all Brownsville has to offer and they won’t know what hit them! They love Brownsville! My Aunt Rene will be here on her birthday, July 24, so we will try to pamper her that day. We are all going down to see my daughter Brandy, in Olive Branch, and have a cookout! What a hoot! Look out Brownsville! Kimberly and Robin Hood are expecting an addition to their family by the end of this week! Congratulations! On a sad note: Let’s send Tammy and Jake Barr and family our sympathy and love, for the passing of Jake’s daddy, Dennis Barr. It is well with his soul. Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@ aol.com or 780-4111.

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By Sandi Bishop Shannon Hobock and Jerry Glover were married at Allen on Friday night - a very sweet and fun ceremony. Love and happiness to you both. Saturday night we had another great gospel singing at Allen. The Anchormen from Asheboro, N.C. - Terry Carter, Karl Rice and Chip Pullen - truly brought the spirit of the Lord to us through their music. Ivan Hodge and his sweet wife, Jamie, from Humboldt also sang several songs for us and were such a blessing. I know The Anchormen can’t come to Allen just any time being from so far away, but there’s a standing invitation to Ivan and Jamie to come on over from Humboldt and sing for us again. Bro. Phil’s message Sunday was from Chapter 5 of 2nd Kings. Sometimes when we ask God for His help and he tells us how to solve our problem, if it’s not what we want to hear, we just get mad and don’t want to obey Him. Just listen and obey Him – if you do, He’ll

By Marty Williams

greatly appreciated. Our residents enjoyed a watermelon party this week. They always enjoy fresh sweet watermelon. Yum Yum!! Thought for the week: Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 NIV

By Vicki Williams Let’s begin this week with Our Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Bob Tippe of Texas. “Love as Jesus loves.” If everyone did this the world would certainly be a better place. When faithful people, inspired by the Holy Spirit, think about God, a light begins to shine in the darkness. It illuminates the path so well. Take time to look for His face in all you do and say each day as well as all those whose path you cross today. Give an extra wide smile and a kind word to those you come in contact with. Let the love begin with you! What a storm that passed through the area on Thursday, July 18. So much damage but thankfully no injuries or fatalities. Great job to Southwest TN Electric and Brownsville Utilities employees for all the long hours they put in to get the power restored. After riding

around town and seeing some of the damage, God was definitely watching over Brownsville/ Haywood County. Congratulations to Keith Haywood and Kellie Mathis Mask who were united in marriage on Saturday, July 20. We wish them many years of happiness. The Mt. Pleasant UMC Evangelism Team visited within the community on Saturday, July 20. Bro. Jerry Wilson and Billy Edmonds enjoyed visiting in the home of Mrs. Mary Austin. It was great to see Mrs. Carol Bruce able to worship with her Mt. Pleasant family on Sunday. Amber Moody spent the day with my niece Emily Watson on Tuesday, July 16. I heard they had a blast. Prayer list includes Mary Austin, Rose Turner, Ted Elrod, Claude Sensabaugh, Shirley Morgan, Carol Bruce, Ronald Bruce, Jimmy Swain, Billie

Kirkland, Christine Watson, Richard Kirkland, Enid Powell, Dorothy Bruce, Roscoe Martin, The Nation and the Community. Please continue to keep the family of Mrs. Virginia Edmonds Williams in your thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Virginia was laid to rest at Harmony Baptist Church on Monday, July 16. She is survived by her husband Cody Williams; three daughters: Karen Austin, Peggy Sargent and Charlene Horton; four sisters: Mrs. Mattie Marlar, Mrs. Ruth Vestal, Mary Cox and Betty Davis; two brothers: George and Billy Ray Qualls as well as numerous other relatives within the community. Sympathy to the families of Mrs. Elizabeth Canada and Mrs. Joann Marbury in the loss of their loved ones. 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 By Katherine Horn rn July, where are you going? You just got here. Why are you leaving so soon? Please come and stay a little longer, although the really high temperatures can tone themselves down a bit. It is really hard to believe that the month of July is almost gone and that the month of August will soon be here. School, anyone? (Ok, the collective groan from students and teachers, especially teachers, was just heard around the state.) Well, it is still summer, so . . . We have winners for our Summer Reading Program (K-6th gr), June Teen Reading Contest,

and June Adult Reading Contests. Here are the winners. For our Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program for K-6th graders, the Grand prize winner was Marcellous Boyd. Congratulations Marcellous and congratulations for excellent reading. Keep it up! Woo Hoo!!! Our June Teen Reading Contest winner is A. J. Bond. Way to go A. J.! Congratulations!! You are an excellent reader. Keep it up! And our June Adult Reading Contest winner is Sharon Clark. Congratulations Sharon! Way to go! Awesome! We are so proud of all

our winners. And it isn’t over just yet. Our July Teen and Adult Summer Reading Contests are still ongoing until the end of the month. So teens and adults keep reading and entering for your chance to win a prize. You have until July 31 to enter, so keep reading! Here are a few suggestions for keeping cool on hot summer day. Play a little outside. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Sit under a shady tree or porch and read a great book. It is always important to play a little, eat a little, and read a little every day. H a p p y Summer Reading!


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Thursday, July 25, 2013 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 March 10, 2000, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 13, 2000, at Book 220, Page 398 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Christopher L. Harris and Tammie M. Harris, conveying certain property therein described to John R. Moss, Jackson, Tennessee as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Old Kent Mortgage Company, A Michigan Corporation, 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 August 7, 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: Lying and being in the City of Brownsville, 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and thus more particularly described as follows: Lot Number 30, Rolling Acres Subdivision, see Plat Book 1, Page 154, Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Beginning at a stake on the North or rear edge of the concrete curb on the North side of what is known in the year 1969 as Westmoreland Street in the Town of Brownsville, Tennessee, being the Southeast corner of Lot Number 29 of the Rolling Acres Subdivision as recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee in Plat Book 1, Page 154 and being the Southwest corner of Lot Number 30 (this now described lot) and being what is now called the Southwest corner of Parcel Number 4, Group C as shown on the Haywood County Property Map Number 74A in the Tax Assessor’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; runs thence with the East line of Lot Number 29 North 7 degrees East 129.0 feet to a stake in the South boundary of the Brownsville Industrial Park; thence with same South 83 degrees East, more or less, 60.0 feet to a stake, the Northwest corner of Lot Number 31 of said subdivision; thence South 7 degrees West 129.5 feet to a stake at the rear edge of the above mentioned concrete curb on the North side of Westmoreland Street; thence with the curb North 83 degrees West 60.0 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 1177 Westmoreland Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012-2323 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Christopher L. Harris; Tammie M. Harris; Gault Financial, LLC c/o Timothy N. Thompson 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. 949-141100 DATED June 20, 2013 INSERTION DATES: July 11, 2013, July 18, 2013 & July 25, 2013 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_rwatkins_130620_1641

FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed October 26, 2005 by Tanya L. Owens, A Single Woman to Richard T. Hayes, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Record Book 14 Page 268, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Bank of America, N.A., having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, August 8, 2013 commencing at 02:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to-wit: Situated in County of Haywood, State of Tennessee. BEGINNING at an iron pin set in the east margin of Hatchie Avenue, which point is the northwest corner of Elmer Hendren as recorded in Deed Book 175, page 101, Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, and the southwest corner of the herein described tract; thence from the point of beginning and with the east margin of Hatchie Avenue, north 30 degrees 43 minutes 06 seconds west 119.42 feet to an iron pin set at the southwest corner of the Union Planters Bank as recorded in Deed Book 241, page 244, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee; thence with the south line of Union Planters Bank, north 78 degrees 16 minutes 40 seconds east 161.59 feet to a fence corner at the southeast corner of Union Planters Bank; thence, with the east line of Union Planters Bank and then Ernest Kirkland, north 17 degrees 05 minutes 33 seconds east 103.74 feet to a fence corner in the south line of Jimmy Naylor as recorded in Deed Book 164, page 244, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee; thence with the south line of Naylor, south 79 degrees 35 minutes 01 second east 116.25 feet to a fence corner in the west line of Gilliam Howse as recorded in Deed Book 97, page 46, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee; thence with the west line of Howse, south 22 degrees 07 minutes 41 seconds east 80.13 feet to an iron pin set in the west margin of East Cooper Street; thence with the west margin of East Cooper Street, south 3 degrees 40 minutes 16 seconds west 44.92 feet to paint on concrete in the north line of Samuel Gardner as recorded in Deed Book 226, page 507, Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; thence with lines of Gardner, the following calls: west 8.81 feet to an iron pin set; south 64 degrees 23 minutes 52 seconds west 53.23 feet to an iron pin set; south 52.95 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of Hendren; thence with the north line of Hendren south 84 degrees 59 minutes 20 seconds west 213.35 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.04 acres. BUT LESS AND EXCEPTING FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LOT, the herein after described lot or parcel of land, which is more particularly described as follows, to-wit: COMMENCING at a point being the intersection of the center of Magnolia Street and the center of East Cooper Street; thence north 84 degrees 13 minutes 18 seconds west 163.32 feet along the physical center of East Cooper Street to a point in the original east line of Burford, now Timbes; thence north 3 degrees 34 minutes 48 seconds east 22.47 feet across the north margin of East Cooper Street to an iron pin found at the southwest corner of G. Howse; thence north 22 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds west 18.56 feet along the west line of Howse and the east line of Timbes to an iron pin set, said point being the southeast corner and the point of beginning of the following described tract; thence along a curve to the left with a delta angle of 65 degrees 24 minutes 31 seconds having a radius of 40.00 feet and an arc length of 45.66 feet with a chord bearing a distance of south 49

degrees 14 minutes 03 seconds west 43.22 feet to an iron pin set; thence north 62 degrees 17 minutes 59 seconds west 133.73 feet across Timbes with a new line to an iron point set; thence north 17 degrees 06 minutes 30 seconds east 46.87 feet along an interior line of Timbes to a fence corner found; thence south 79 degrees 23 minutes 30 seconds east 115.91 feet along a north line of Timbes to a fence corner found; thence south 22 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds east 61.99 feet along the west line of Howse to the point of beginning, containing .22 acres as surveyed by Walter R. Powell, RLS 832 on September 28, 2005. Tax Parcel ID: 075L-B-028.0 Property Address: 1030 Hatchie Avenue, Brownsville, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l-526-8296 File # 1701-0101211-FC Published: July 11, July 18, July 25 Bank of America/Tanya Owens SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on August 8, 2013 at 2:00PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Lillian Tinsley, to Richmond Title Services, Trustee, on October 24, 2006 at Record Book 30, Page 862; all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Party entitled to enforce security interest: OneWest Bank, FSB The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Record Book 30, Page 862; in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 066O C 026.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Lillian Tinsley Other interested parties: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development The street address of the above described property is believed to be 754 Foster 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. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ONE YEAR RIGHT OF REDEMPTION HELD BY THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BY REASON OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF RECORD AT RECORD BOOK 30, PAGE 871, 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 twentyfour (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 www.kirschattorneys.com 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. 13-049325 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 January 6, 2011, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded January 12, 2011, at Book 84, Page 484 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Timothy Joe Ferguson, conveying certain property therein described to Andrew C. Rambo, a resident of Shelbyville, Tennessee as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for First Community Mortgage, 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 August 14, 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: Beginning at a point in the South margin of East College Street at the Northeast corner of the herein described lot and the Northwest corner of Harriet Jameson property as recorded in Deed Book 83, Page 474 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; thence, from the point of beginning and with the West line of Jameson, South 222.75 feet to the Southeast corner of the herein described lot and in the North line of Garrott; thence, with the North line of Garrott, West 78.00 feet to the Southeast corner of McConnico; thence, with the East line of McConnico, North 222.75 feet to the South margin of East College Street; thence, with the South margin of East College Street, East 78.00 feet to the point of beginning. Survey taken by Reasons Engineering and Associates, Inc., Tennessee Number 508, on September 7, 1994. ALSO KNOWN AS: 310 East College Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 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 thepremises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Timothy Joe Ferguson The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700-216086 DATED July 10, 2013 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee INSERTION DATES: July 18, 2013, July 25, 2013, August 1, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ asims_130710_ 732 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW. REALTYTRAC.COM SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed May 2, 2007 by Jerome Watkins and Dorothy Watkins, husband and wife to Larry A. Weissman, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Record Book 38, Page 588, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Green Tree Servicing LLC, having requested the undersigned to advertise and

sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 commencing at 2:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to-wit: Situated in County of Haywood, State of Tennessee. Lying and being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Bounded on the north by J. L. White; on the east by Burford; on the south by A. H. Kinney; on the west by Watkins Street, running 89 feet along said street. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 075M-C-025.00 Property Address: 1204 Watkins Street, Brownsville, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l-526-8296 File # 7134-0106110-FC Published: July 18, July 25 & August 1 Green Tree Servicing LLC/Jerome Watkins

"Haywood County Board of Education is seeking bids to purchase and replace 7 single combination packaged cooling/gas heating units. Bids are due to the Board Office at 900 East Main, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 by 1:00 pm on August 1, 2013 Contact Ed Granberry at 731-431-4578 for detail specifications. We reserve the right to accept or reject all bids."

NOTICE THE HAYWOOD COUNTY BEER BOARD WILL MEET ON MONDAY, August 5, 2013 AT 4:00 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HAYWOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE. THE BOARD HAS ONE APPLICATION TO CONSIDER: 1. TRAVIS D SWEET DBA: KO-KO SPORTS LOUNGE 8421 HWY 76 SOUTH STANTON, TN 38069 FOR: ON & OFF PREMISES PERMIT Haywood County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d)

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE #2 Haywood County will hold a Public Hearing on August 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at the Brownsville City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to present information on the completion of the Haywood County 2009 CDBG Disaster Recovery Project. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact County Mayor A. Franklin Smith at (731) 772-1432. Haywood County 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. Franklin Smith County Mayor

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE #2 The City of Brownsville will hold a Public Hearing on August 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at the Brownsville City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to present information on the completion of the City of Brownsville 2009 CDBG Disaster Recovery Project. 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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Thursday, July 25, 2013 Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-23 Estate of Virginia C. Presley, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 17, 2013 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Virginia C. Presley, who died July 11, 2013, 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. Trent J. Presley, Executor 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: 7-25-13 and 8-01-13

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. Chad Kirk, Executor 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: 7-18-13 and 7-25-13

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

Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2012-PR-21 Estate of Pansy Keltner Shelton Patterson, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 10, 2013 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Pansy Keltner Shelton Patterson, who died May 11, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. All persons, resident and nonresident, 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

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit challenging Sprint’s installation of ber optic cable within railroad rights of way. Under the Settlement, Sprint will pay valid claims for landowners in Tennessee who own or owned land next to or under railroad rights of way where ber optic cable owned by Sprint and MCI is buried. You can read and download the detailed Court Notice at www.SprintTennesseeFiberOpticSettlement.com. Who is Included? You are a member of the Settlement Class if you own or co-own (or formerly owned or co-owned) land in Tennessee that is next to or under a railroad right of way where a Telecommunications Cable System has been installed by Sprint. Those rights of way are generally shown in this map:

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Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2012-PR-20 Estate of Peggy Kirk, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 10, 2013 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Peggy Kirk, who died April 15, 2006, 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 abovenamed 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

Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 7-18-13 and 7-25-13

If You Own or Owned Land Under or Next to Railroad Rights of Way In Tennessee Where Sprint Installed Fiber Optic Cable You Could Receive Money From a Settlement

appear; HCSD-$491.75 Deangelo Howard; failure to appear; HCSD-HWOB Jason Edward Phillips; failure to appear; HCSD7/15/13 Javier Servin; driving on $1,500 revoked/suspended (2nd Ronnie Taylor Jr.; violation of probation; HCSD-$1,000 offense); BPD-$2,500 Eric A. Thompson; driv- 7/19/13 ing on revoked/suspended Damien Monterio Brown; driving on revoked/suslicense; THP-$3,000 Clifton Boyd Woods; driv- pended license, speeding; ing on revoked/suspended THP-$5,000 license, violation registra- Cesar Correa; driving on tion law, forgery plates; revoked/suspended (2nd offense), open container, THP-HWOB speeding, financial respon7/16/13 Floyd Lee Ellison; failure to sibility (insurance); THP$2,500 appear; HCSD-$1,500 Notice to Creditors Troy Lee Hamilton Jr.; failure Gilbert Dewayne Evans; As Required by TCA §30-2-306 domestic assault, aggrato appear; HCSD-HWOB 2012-PR-22 vated assault, vandalism; Roberto Marroquin; child Estate of Dorothy J. Shaw, HCSD-HWOB abuse and neglect, posDeceased Notice is hereby given that on July session of schedule VI with Alex Wayne Shelby; aggra12, 2013 letters testamentary in intent; DTF-HWOB vated assault; HCSD-HWOB respect of the estate of Dorothy Daisy Medrano; child abuse J. Shaw, who died June 16, 2013, Brownsville and neglect, possession were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery of schedule VI with intent; Court. All persons, resident and DTF-HWOB Subscribe now! non-resident, having claims, 7/17/13 for only matured or unmatured, against Nicholas Goetz Jones; handthe estate are required to file the gun possession prohibited, $ .50 same with the Clerk of the aboveIn Haywood County named Court on or before the unlawful carrying or pos731-772-1172 earlier of the dates prescribed in session of a weapon; THP42 SouthWashington (1) or (2) otherwise their claims HWOB P.O.Box 59 will be forever barred: 7/18/13 Brownsville,TN 38012 (1) (A) Four (4) months from Wanda Drake; failure to 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. Diana Jarrett, Executrix 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: 7-18-13 and 7-25-13

decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Neal Keltner, Executor C. Thomas Hooper, III, Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master

What is this lawsuit about? The issues in this litigation include whether the railroads had the right to permit Sprint to put a Telecommunications Cable System in the rights of way, without getting permission from owners of land next to or under the rights of way, and whether the adjoining or underlying landowners are entitled to compensation for the use of what the plaintiffs contend is their property. What are Settlement Class Member Rights? •If you stay in the Class, you will have an opportunity to claim cash benets. Benet amounts are $4.50, $2.75, or $0.40 per linear foot. You can’t sue Sprint, MCI, or the railroads in the future for any claims in this lawsuit, and a Telecommunications Easement will be granted on the railroad right of way next to or through your property. If you think you are a member of the Class, but did not receive a mailed notice, call 1-800-589-1254. •You can exclude yourself from the Class. This means you cannot le a claim for cash benets but will keep the right to sue Sprint, MCI, or the railroads in the future. •You can object to all or part of the Settlement if you remain in the Class. •Exclusions and objections must be led in writing by September 2, 2013. Will an Approval Hearing be Held? Yes, a hearing will be held, at 9:30 a.m. local time, on November 14, 2013, in Courtroom No. 404, at the Sixth Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial District, Davidson County, Tennessee, located at 1 Public Square, Nashville, TN 37201. For More Information: Visit www.SprintTennesseeFiberOpticSettlement.com or call 1-800-589-1254

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE Public Notice 2013-2014 Budget Ordinance #900 In accordance with TCA section 6-56-203 notice is given that Ordinance #900/08/13/13/#6 will be presented for the second reading and public hearing on August 13, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Court Room, Brownsville, Tennessee, to establish a tax rate of $1.80 for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The purpose of which is to appropriate the proceeds of the tax levy for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The Ordinance and budget are on file in the office of the City Clerk at City Hall and may be examined during normal working hours. y GENERAL FUND

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g

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2011-2012 ACTUAL

GENERAL FUND

2013-2014 PROPOSED

PROPERTY TAX

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3,337,468 $

3,445,817

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

$

2,788,384 $

2,905,039 $

LOCAL SALES TAX

$

1,594,944 $

1,685,048 $

1,625,000

SPECIAL PROJECTS

$

420,507 $

434,770 $

515,193

GRANTS

$

1,610,327 $

1,600,556 $

2,495,164

LAW ENFORCEMENT

$

1,608,764 $

1,740,999 $

1,945,181

OTHER

$

2,768,538 $

2,769,687 $

2,782,222

FUND BALANCE

$

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS

$

SOLID WASTE

271,756 0 $

2011-2012 ACTUAL

$

500,000

0 $

0

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2013-2014 PROPOSED

$

917,906 $

1,185,866 $

1,335,500

OTHER

$

514 $

221 $

18,000

0 $

0

FUND BALANCE

$

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS

$

STATE STREET AID

0 $

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2013-2014 PROPOSED

$

224,498 $

242,646 $

266,666

$

974 $

875 $

800

FUND BALANCE

$

44,381 $

137,787 $

0

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2013-2014 PROPOSED

$

6,341 $

6,000 $

15,000

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2013-2014 PROPOSED

364,727

992,278 $

1,006,678

CODES & INSPECTION

$

103,651 $

94,389 $

116,142

PUBLIC WORKS

$

524,930 $

519,123 $

707,280

ANIMAL CONTROL

$

126,955 $

132,959 $

135,779

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

$

2,187,515 $

1,214,704 $

3,031,709

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2013-2014 PROPOSED

SANITATION

$

906,296 $

925,354 $

1,041,500

LANDFILL

$

298,525 $

257,363 $

312,000

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS

$

0 $

0 $

0

$

22,100 $

21,650 $

20,000

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2013-2014 PROPOSED

$

140,000 $

160,000 $

168,000

OTHER

$

24,744 $

30,583 $

28,000

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2013-2014 PROPOSED

$

269,853 $

381,308 $

267,466

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS

$

0 $

0 $

0

$

175,422 $

160,376 $

144,380

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2013-2014 PROPOSED

GENERAL EXPENDITURES

$

3,388 $

5,804 $

15,000

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2013-2014 PROPOSED

GENERAL EXPENDITURES

$

20,561 $

13,464 $

20,000

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2011-2012 ACTUAL

2013-2014 PROPOSED

GENERAL EXPENDITURES

$

157,155 $

180,983 $

196,000

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS

$

0 $

0 $

0

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2011-2012 ACTUAL

REVOLVING LOAN FUND

GENERAL REVENUE

2013-2014 PROPOSED

GENERAL EXPENDITURES

HERITAGE CENTER

CITY APPROPRIATION

2012-2013 ESTIMATED

2011-2012 ACTUAL

RESCUE SQUAD

CITY/COUNTY

REVOLVING LOAN FUND

328,580 $

885,518 $

DRUG FUND

DRUG RECEIPTS

HERITAGE CENTER

359,069 $

$

STATE STREET AID

STATE GASOLINE TAX

RESCUE SQUAD

$

286,401

OTHER

DRUG FUND

CENTRAL DISPATCH FIRE DEPARTMENT

SOLID WASTE

COLLECTION FEES

3,025,514

2013-2014 PROPOSED

GENERAL EXPENDITURES

$

37 $

95 $

144,380

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS

$

0 $

0 $

0


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YARD SALE

Miscellaneous

Garage/Bake Sale: Snipes Grove M.B. Church 1272 Thornton Road, Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Garage Sale: 144 Hillcrest 2 families, Friday 7 a.m. -3 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., televisions, baked goods & misc.

RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES For Rent: 2 bedroom apts. July Special $99 deposit $370 upstairs $395 downstairs. Poplar Plaza 443-4142. For Rent: July Special 1st month half off 2 bedroom apartments call 772-8712. For Rent: Houses, Duplexes, Apartments, Retail Space, Office Space Brownsville & Stanton Crye-Leike Real Estate Specialist- No Application Fee! 731779-2345. For Rent: Houses, townhouses, duplexes, and apartments available. Applications and $5 processing fee required. Jacocks Property Management Inc. 1225 N. Washington Ave. 772-0452

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PRESS OPERATOR WANTED The Chester County Independent, a weekly newspaper in Henderson TN, has an immediate opening for an experienced press operator, running a 6-unit Web Leader Press. This is a full-time position as we print five days a week with many contract print jobs. We offer a competitive hourly rate and benefits package. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Tim Stratton, P.O. Box 306, Henderson TN 38340 or email to tstratton@chestercountyindependent.com.

Help Wanted Seeking a motivated individual for a Sales Representative at the Brownsville States-Graphic. We are looking for applicants who are problem solvers and excellent communicators. We are offering a competitive earnings base plus, with full benefits. To schedule an appointment, please email your resume to vfawcett@statesgraphic.com.


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Brownsville Family Medicine holds “School Physical Saturday”

Pictured above, left and right: Dr. Jack Pettigrew examines patients during “School Physical Saturday” on July 20.

All photos by Jennifer Willis

Pictured above, left: Glenda Pettigrew and her children fix guests snowcones and popcorn. Right: A petting zoo was a big hit with the kids!

Pictured above, left: Bouncy houses and slides made for a fun afternoon. Right: Hometown Drug Co. joined in on the fun and handed out stuffed animals and candy.

Tennessee Department of Labor reinstates benefit for dependent children The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today announced that the state will continue to provide additional unemployment benefits to eligible claimants with dependent children through December 31, 2013. The department recently announced its intention to end the benefits based on state legislation that was passed earlier this year

as a result of one-time federal funding that was no longer available. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) State Conformity and Compliance team previously gave the state guidance that ending the additional dependent benefits would not affect other funds but now says that ending the additional benefits would risk the loss of funds paying for extended federal benefits

called Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). Continuing the additional benefit for approximately 12,000 claimants keeps another 22,000 Tennesseans from immediately losing their federal unemployment benefits. “This is part of the balancing act with federal funding, and our department’s focus continues to be efficiently and effectively

serving Tennesseans who need temporary unemployment assistance,” Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said. “It is critical that the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund is sustainable. Often there are conditions regarding how federal funding may be used, and in this situation we had to balance the potential savings to the trust fund with the total

impact of those receiving federal unemployment b e n e f i t s . ” In 2009, Tennessee received one-time federal funds in the amount of $141,808,031 as an incentive grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to strengthen the rapidly depleting Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. As a result, beginning in 2010,

eligible unemployment insurance claimants supporting minor children began receiving an additional allowance to their weekly unemployment benefit amount. At the end of December 2013, the Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is set to expire, and the additional dependent benefits are expected to end.

Crossword: Kid’s Classics ACROSS 1. Hospital’s CAT and PET 6. Deadeye’s forte 9. Song “Sixteen ____” 13. Essay theme 14. Often precedes “bum” or “bunny” 15. Blender button 16. Swelling 17. *Princess fairy tale tormentor 18. In pieces 19. *Shooters and keepsies game 21. *Roald Dahl title character 23. It’s often served at Thanksgiving 24. Bad habit 25. As opposed to a hook or cross 28. Gauche or Droite in Paris 30. Store in a silo 35. Matured or cured 37. Short for returned 39. A hunter follows this 40. “Ta-ta!” in Italy 41. Self described “King of All Media” 43. Football great ____ Graham 44. Clumsy one 46. Black and white treat 47. Makes lacework, intertwines 48. Establishes

50. All excited 52. Get the picture 53. *Told to go away in nursery rhyme 55. Affirmative action 57. *Double Dutch action 61. Set the boundaries of 65. Biblical patriarch 66. Grassland 68. *Harry Potter antagonist 69. Bed on a ship 70. Big galoot 71. Wading bird 72. Gaelic 73. Over the top 74. Must-haves DOWN 1. Kind of cell 2. Musical finale 3. Rich Little, e.g. 4. Not in my backyard, acr. 5. Relating to a musical scale 6. Nile reptiles 7. *He follows Mike on candy box 8. Dolphins’ home 9. South American Indian 10. Face-to-face exam 11. Egghead 12. ___ _ good example 15. Plate used to hold bread during Eucharist, pl.

20. Eastern V.I.P.’s 22. *Highest card in “War” 24. One who is celebrated on special holiday 25. *a.k.a. Knucklebones 26. Catlike 27. Knockout or dandy 29. Obama’s special power 31. *Dick and Jane’s dog 32. I to Greeks, pl. 33. Fishes with a wormlike filament for luring prey 34. Jagged, like a leaf’s edge 36. *Pencil-and-paper game 38. Fortune-telling coffee remnants 42. Nobody 45. Switzerland metropolis 49. What 49ers did 51. *Little ______ Books 54. Ice house 56. Sad song 57. Agree 58. Substance abuser 59. *Looney Tunes’ Marvin was from here 60. Goose liver dish 61. Cuckoo 62. Filly’s mother 63. Coffee choice 64. Marines’ toy recipients 67. Chow down


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First State sponsors lunch Feds, Farmers and Friends for principals and teachers Feed Families (F5) June 24, 2013 – August 28, 2013

First State Bank sponsored an appreciation lunch on Monday, July 22 for the principals and assistant principals with Haywood County Schools. Pictured (left to right): Art Garrett, Teresa Russell, Vincent Harvell, Toni Eubanks; all with the Haywood County Schools and Lisa Carlton, city president for First State Bank. Photo submitted

During the summer months donations to food pantries and soup kitchens decrease while the need increases. In Tennessee the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Soil Conservation Districts (SCD) have partnered with other agencies to help the 1 in 6 Tennesseans that are at risk of hunger. Last year the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) collected more than 7.2 million pounds of food for local soup kitchens and food pantries. This year we are asking each employee to strive to donate and/or collect 25 pounds of food. Donation boxes are located in all USDA/NRCS offices throughout the state. For more information visit www.usda.gov/FedsFeedFamilies or call your local NRCS office.

Brownsville mobile food pantry aids seniors’ battle with health issue SUBMITTED BY ANDREW BELL, MidSouth Food Bank Edna Clemmons, 74, learned of the mobile food pantry in Brownsville four years ago after speaking with a former coworker while shopping. Since then, she’s missed the opportunity to get a bevy of food items from the monthly food pantry held inside the Brownsville Baptist Church’s gymnasium exactly twice. The food supplement, she says, is a “Blessing from God.” Especially the fresh fruits and vegetables, she said, which help her combat health problems like arthritis and diabetes. Clemmons, who lives alone, represents a substantial number of senior citizens in Brownsville who rely on the delivery of food items from the Mid-South Food Bank, according to Martha Williams, a volunteer who coordinates others who organize and package the assortment of food items before customers have them loaded one at a time into

their vehicles. The pantry serves 250 pre-screened individuals monthly. “We could help another 250,” Williams estimates. The Mid-South Food Bank delivers about 18,000 pounds of food to Brownsville bi-monthly. At a recent distribution on July 10, items included fresh watermelons, peaches, squash, milk, bacon, ground beef and other goods. Brownsville represents just one of 13 Mobile Food Pantry Programs across the region where food is delivered in key underserved hunger areas. In 2012, the program distributed 2.2 million pounds of food and groceries. Williams said the mobile pantry has become especially critical for local folks after its lone major grocery store recently closed its doors. “Prior to the mobile pantry, the church’s volunteers would drive 27 miles away to Jackson to bring back donated food items from stores,” Williams said. “ C u s t o m e r s dependably line up outside the church at 5:30

in the morning anxious to receive their supply of food on the day of the pantry delivery,” Williams noted. “Even the summer heat does not discourage them from waiting outside if they have to,” she said. Like Clemmons, Mary Starling, 67, relies on the mobile pantry’s food supply to help with health issues, and especially for her husband, Elex, who needs particular foods to complement his medicine after he suffered a heart attack. “We receive food stamps … but it’s not enough,” Starling said. “There’s still a need for others (in the community) and even for kids who I see out and about. They could be hungry too, you just don’t know about it.” The Mid-South Food Bank relies financially on organization and corporate sponsorships to operate the mobile food pantries and other programs. To find out more, contact Tonya Bradley at tbradley@ midsouthfoodbank. com, or contact Tom Livers at tlivers@ midsouthfoodbank.org

Edna Clemmons, 74, is one of a large contingent of seniors in the 250 pool of customers that rely on the food supply delivered by the Mid-South Food Bank each month at the Brownsville Mobile Pantry Program event. Photo submitted

Haslam announces Development District Grants to help manage and reduce waste in Tennessee Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today nearly $304,000 in grants to support solid waste management activities in communities across Tennessee. The Tennessee General Assembly e s t a b l i s h e d development districts in 1966 to do general and comprehensive planning and conduct development and administration activities for local governments, and the state’s nine development districts will receive grants totaling $303,674 in fiscal year 2013-2014. “I appreciate the role Tennessee’s development districts play in supporting local communities and municipalities as they work together to manage and reduce solid waste,” Haslam said. “We are pleased to support these critical efforts and help fund projects for all nine districts in the upcoming fiscal year.” Te n n e s s e e ’ s development districts

assist the state’s solid waste planning regions in compiling information about landfills, source reduction, composting and recycling for the state’s Annual Progress Report. The report is a planning and reporting tool required by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1991, which was the first comprehensive solid waste planning legislation in Tennessee history. The data is used to determine each region’s progress towards Tennessee’s goal to achieve 25 percent waste reduction in Class I landfill solid waste. Local governments also receive technical assistance from d e v e l o p m e n t districts in designing,

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implementing, upgrading and maintaining solid waste programs, systems and facilities, including landfills, convenience centers and recycling centers. “The ongoing support of Tennessee’s development district offices is vital to the state’s long-term waste reduction planning and these resources are available to help support the important functions that advance those solid waste management goals,” Martineau said. Grant amounts are determined on an annual basis and awarded based on available funding and the scope of work undertaken by each district. The grants announced

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Conservation. The Solid Waste Management Fund receives its revenues from a tipping fee surcharge on each ton of solid waste disposed in Class I landfills and from a pre-disposal fee on new tires sold in the state.

Preliminary Notice of Potential Conversion of Flood Plains The USDA, Rural Business Service has received an application for financial assistance from the City of Brownsville. The proposal consists of the construction of a Farmer’s Market facility to be located at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and East Jefferson Street. If implemented, the proposal will convert approximately one acre of flood plain in this area. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of this proposed conversion or effect and request comments concerning the proposal, alternative sites or actions that would avoid these impacts, and methods that could be used to minimize these impacts. The environmental documentation regarding this proposal is available for review at the USDA Rural Development Office located at 85-G Stonebrook Place, Jackson, TN 38305. For questions regarding this proposal contact Joel Howard at (731) 668-2091. Any person interested in commenting on this proposal should submit comments to the address above by Monday, August 26, 2013. A general location map of the proposal is shown below, the location being the southwest corner of the intersection of Anderson Avenue and East Jefferson Street.


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Storm photos continued... Photos by Jennifer Willis and Vicky Fawcett

Just after the storm rolled in, trees began to fall and streets began to flood.

Major roof damage at the apartments off of Tamm.

Several signs were damaged, including this one on West Main.

Several cars were damaged, including this one off of East Main.

Several streets flooded. This photo was taken on Key Corner.

Numerous power lines were down across the city leaving many in the dark.

Yards were left covered in debree like this one on Key Corner.

A carport fell on a woman’s vehicle on Bradford.

College Hill’s beautiful lawns took a heavy hit last Thursday. Several trees, like this one on Altawood, were completely uprooted.

North Park after the storm hit.

The radio tower at Southwest Electric was taken down after it sustained heavy damage during the storm.


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Supply Lists for Haywood County Schools Anderson Early Childhood Center Pre-School

Kindergarten

Preschool: 1 Large backpack (no rollers, please) 1 2-inch mat (must be 2 inches to meet state requirements) 2 Bottles of hand sanitizer 2 Kleenex 2 Baby Wipes 1 Clorox wipes 2 Hand soap

1 backpack large enough to hold a folder (No rolling backpacks, please) 1 box of Kleenex tissue 1 pump bottle of antibacterial soap 1 pump bottle of hand sanitizer 2 rolls of paper towels 1 refill bag of unscented baby wipes 1 pair of Fiskars brand scissors (age appropriate) 6 glue sticks

(Please do not place your child’s name on any of these items.) This is NOT a complete list of supplies. Individual teachers will require additional items.

(Please do not place your child’s name on any of these items.)Your child’s teacher will give you an additional supply list.

Haywood Elementary School School box 1 pair of scissors-Fiskars brand 2 boxes of Crayola crayons-24 in a box Pack of #2 yellow wooden pencils 1 package of cap erasers 2 boxes of Kleenex 2 packs of notebook paper (2nd and 3rd grade only) Writing tablets (1st and 2nd grade only-may be purchased from our bookstore) Backpack (no rolling backpacks allowed) Individual teachers will require additional items. Their supply list will be given to you on the first day of school.

Eastside Intermediate School Regular #2 pencils Wide ruled notebook paper Loose-leaf paper - NO spiral notebooks 2 composition notebooks 2 boxes of tissues 2 bottles of hand sanitizer *** Students must have a backpack. ROLLING BACKPACKS are allowed, but no suitcase or luggage style backpacks please. *** *** Individual teachers may request specific supplies. Please wait until you talk to your child’s teacher before purchasing anything other than the basic items listed above.***

Haywood Middle School 1 2-inch 3-ring binder with clear pocket cover 1 pack of 5 dividers 1 hole-punch (for notebooks) 1 calculator (i.e. TI-30XS) 1 or 2 Locker Mate Stac-A-Shelf (locker organization) Spiral notebooks (minimum 5 per semester = 10 total) Notebook paper Blue or black ink pens Red ink pens Yellow highlighters Black dry-erase markers (minimum 10) #2 pencils Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus Large backpack Kleenex **This is a basic list only. Individual teachers may request additional items.** Polo Shirt: white, navy blue, or purple (Pink is not allowed in grades 6-12.) Pant/Skirt/Short: black, navy blue, khaki.

Haywood High School Back Pack: All students should have a back pack so as to keep books and supplies organized. Traditional School Supplies: Paper, Pencils, Pens, Folders, 3-Ring Binders, Subject Dividers, Hi-Liters *Note: The new requirements for Common Core instruction will involve more writing than in previous years. It is encouraged that students have an adequate supply of paper, pencils and pens on hand.* Regulation Jacket: Jackets with hoods are prohibited by the dress code. Colors should be navy, black, royal purple, or white. Should you need assistance acquiring a jacket, they are for sale at the Haywood High School office. Belts: Sagging pants will not be permitted. Students must wear a belt each day. Black, brown, or khaki are the only approved colors for belts. To avoid Saturday school, please purchase a belt for your child, and be sure that they follow the dress code. Note: Additional supplies may be required by your child’s teacher. Announcement: Freshman Orientation is Friday, August 2, in the HHS Cafeteria at 1:00 P.M. Students must be on time and should bring pencil and paper. Parents are highly encouraged to attend this session with your child.

Back to School Ideas from The Haywood County Family Resource Centers

BY PEGGY JACKSON, FRC Director The start of a new school year brings excitement and sometimes, a little anxiety for students and parents. The Haywood

County Family Resource Centers – located on the campuses of Anderson Early Childhood Center and Haywood Elementary are gearing up for a great year and offer these tips for families:

Switch back to your school schedule at least a week before school starts. By waking up at the time your family will be getting up for school, your body has time to readjust. A few days of early family breakfasts together can be a nice way to ease back into the school morning routine. Get school supplies together. The sooner this is out of the way, the less stressed you will feel. Buying new supplies helps children get excited about returning to school. Organize important paperwork such as vaccinations and medical forms. Date all documents and keep them together

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a marked file large envelope. Put a calendar on your refrigerator or wall and write everyone’s activities: assignments; after-school activities; meetings; PTA events; sporting events; and programs. Review together every week to stay on top of events for the week. Get involved! This is one of the best ways to help your child succeed in school. Talk to your child about their classes and friends. Meet their teachers and principals. Get to know other parents. Go to school events and volunteer if you can. This will send a strong message to your child that

school is important to you and in return will be a priority for them! Visit The Family Resource Centers – where you can say “YES” to your child – at no cost to you! With 1000’s of items for FREE loan – books, games, DVDs, practice worksheets, and more – The Family Resource Centers are a great place to visit to stay up to date on what your child is learning in the classroom. The Centers, which follow the school calendar, will be open Monday – Friday. The Anderson Center will be open from 7:303:00 and the Haywood Elementary Center (located in the back of

the school) will be open from 8:00-3:30. Your child does not have to be with you in order to check out materials. In fact, many parents enjoy coming during the day for individual attention from the staff – Mrs. Ragan Baumheckel at Anderson and Mrs. Bridget Dancy at Haywood Elementary. The Haywood County Family Resource Centers are open to all families in Haywood County and we look forward to working with teachers and parents to make this a great school year for the students of Haywood County! The Centers are a team effort of UT Extension and Haywood County Schools.


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Haywood County gears up for new school year Anderson Early Childhood Center (Grades PreK 3, PreK 4 and Kindergarten) Pre-K will have a meeting on Thursday, August 1 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium. This meeting is for parents only. Parents will be introduced to many people their children will work with throughout the school year. Parents will also get to meet their child’s teacher as well as receive TONS of information for the school year. Refreshments will be provided.

AECC Curriculum Night Friday August 2 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Parents will have a chance to tour the building and meet their child’s teacher as well as all the auxiliary teachers that will work with the children in library, music, art, P.E., and computer. Classroom teachers will provide a supply list for the classroom as well as information needed to begin school. Refreshments will be provided.

Haywood Elementary School (Grades 1, 2, and 3) Curriculum Night is August 2, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Meet your teacher - Get your supply list - Come and go

East Side Intermediate School (Grades 4 and 5) Curriculum Night, August 2, 5:00 - 7:00 PM East Side Intermediate will hold its annual Open House/Curriculum Night on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This come-and-go event will allow parents to receive their child’s classroom assignment, meet his/her teachers, and learn about the exciting theme for this school year - What’s Your Dream, and How Can Education Help You Achieve It?

Haywood Middle School (Grades 6, 7, and 8) Curriculum Night, August 2, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Will be in the gym and cafeteria. Pick up class schedule. Meet teachers and administration. Learn about Common Core. Snacks provided. Sign-up for PTO. Receive Middle School Parent Guidebook.

Haywood High School Freshman Orientation, August 2, 12:30-3:00 All parents and first time freshman are invited to Freshman Orientation. Students will receive information about opportunities offered to them during their freshman year, as well as their class schedule, meet their homeroom teacher and tour the building using their new schedules. Parents will be given important information about HHS while the students are with their homeroom teachers. Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff and ask any questions or share any concerns they might have. Spirit t-shirts will be on sale for $15.00.

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Woodmen of the World Lodge 28 gives $100 to WTDHC

Pictured left to right: Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Delta Heritage Center Director, Stephanie Carlton, Lodge 28 Secretary, and Charlie Moore, Lodge 28 Field Representative. Photo submitted

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The Woodmen of the World Lodge 28 attended a Jurisdictional Conference at Gatlinburg in April, and the lodge brought a basket to the conference to represent their lodge with things unique to Brownsville. Charlie Moore, field reprsentative, put the basket togeather with donations from The Chamber of Commerce, City of Brownsville, Brownsville Radio, Tripp Country Ham and the Delta Heritage Center. Their basket took first place out of all the lodges in West Tennessee and received a $100 prize. The lodge felt that since the Delta Heritage Center do-

nated to them, that they would donate the $100 back to the Heritage Center. The lodge would like to thank everyone who helped to represent the Brownsville lodge at the bi-annual Jursidiciatal State Conference. The Brownsville lodge 28 recieved an award for being a 5-star lodge, which means they have done a great job giving back to their community through the lodge with their Woodmen of the World members. If you are interested in becoming a Woodmen of the World member, call Charlie Moore, field representative, at 731-617-1784.

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Lorene was struggling to breathe, making it difficult to take care of her home and go to her job at Walmart.

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“The doctors told me I couldn’t live very long like I was,” Lorene says. “One of my heart valves was in serious condition.” Then Lorene learned that she could have a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). The new procedure at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital is minimally invasive and delivers the new valve through an artery. “They explained the procedure to me very thoroughly, “Lorene says. “I could see that it was a lot easier than having my chest opened.”

“I got a lot more years added to my life. It was worth every minute of it.” – Lorene Lynn

A team of cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists and an anesthesiologist, coordinated through the West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center, had been training and preparing to bring this innovative procedure to Jackson. Lorene’s procedure was one of the first three TAVR procedures in Jackson. The TAVR team successfully replaced Lorene’s valve and she felt little pain. Three days after the surgery, she was walking without assistance and breathing easily.

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Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks Checking your home’s insulation is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to use a whole-house approach to reduce energy waste and make the most of your energy dollars. A good insulating system includes a combination of products and construction techniques that protect a home from outside hot or cold temperatures, protect it against air leaks, and control moisture.

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