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146th Year • No. 53

Haywood County, Tennessee

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Sheriff’s department and Troopers team for saturation By: CALVIN CARTER

Home Depot Executive Vice President Marvin Ellison saws through the banner to officially close the makeover. Photo By Calvin Carter

Extreme Makeover

Home Depot helps Scott Street Center By: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic It was a scene perhaps greatly foreign to Scott Street. On a day where the sun played hide and seek with the clouds, there was a lake surrounding the Scott Street Resource Center. And as if swept by the wind, this rapid stream of orange bodies moved feverishly from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, like a barrage of constant waves. They came with tools, schematics and an upbeat attitude that never left as the day continued. Their mission was simple: give the building a makeover. Yet the amount of time to do the bulk of the work made things tricky. Amultitude of volunteers

from Home Depot answered the call, perhaps effectively transforming the center into one of Brownsville’s jewels in roughly half a day. What propelled the team of 78 volunteers—all from Home Depot USA Stores in Mississippi, Covington, Jackson, and Memphis—to work on the center is a story rooted in word-bymouth. It actually began while the center was looking at grim times. Much like numerous non-profit organizations across the country, funding on what use to be an old grocery store before becoming a center for children 16 years ago began to run dry. Scott Street Recourse Center Director Karen Jones

found herself reaching out to the community for financial support. She sent a series of appeals for help to local churches in the area. From one of the churches that responded Hope Mcghee contacted her brother Dr. Michael Mcghee about the center’sstruggle.Dr.Mcghee sent a check for $3,000 to the center, but it wouldn’t be the end of his effort, Jones said. Mcghee got in contact with another Brownsville native, Marvin Ellison, Executive Vice President for Home Depot, who in turn made contact with Jones. “Hesaid,‘Iunderstandthe financial crisis you’re facing but I want to do something different for you Karen,’” Jones recalled. “’I want to make the center shine. I want to give it some appeal, be more inviting. So what

I’m going to do is a total makeover, inside and out.’” And a total makeover is what the center received. Home Depot employees spent Tuesday painting, installing cabinets, windows and even a kitchen sink. And that’s just the tip of what the volunteers did for the center in such a short amount time. Going inside you’ll be welcome to vibrant colors and center that now has a sense of proper separation within its space instead of an open area. The outside area now plays home to gardens and a patio. In addition to the makeover, Home Depot also donated a check for $2,000 to the center. It’s a charitable moment that has pleasantly surprised

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol collaborated last Friday, February 24 for a saturation effort in Haywood County. The team-up between the two agencies was put together in an effort to circumvent and punish any dangerous traffic violations. This could have meant anything from busted taillights and speeding to committing a D.U.I. Sheriff Melvin Bond noted. The county saturation also provided the two agencies with an opportunity to check to make sure that county taverns or evening establishments in the county that sell alcohol were compliance with laws. Nine businesses were checked that evening with only one failing the sheriff said. Due to the ongoing investigation with that particular business, a name was not released. In addition to the compliance checks, 85 citations were given out for various traffic violations and two were arrested for D.U.I.’s. While Bond said he was happy to have worked with the highway patrol, he’s also ecstatic that none of the listed violations involved those under the age of 18. “I’m basically pleased to see that there was no underage presence involved in these violations, in the county” Bond said. “With the violations that included alcohol, we found that there were not any minors involved.

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Relay Rawls family honored by AT&T Kick-Off Tonight By: CALVIN CARTER

The story of the Rawls family is a successful tale that extended through generations. However, the beginning emits from one man: Charles A. Rawls. During the late 1940s, while noticing the state of the poverty-strickenAfrican Americans in Haywood County, Rawls, owner of RawlsFuneralHomereached out to citizens to figure out a way to financially aid those who couldn’t afford to bury deceased family members. During the 1950s, the Sons and Daughters of the Golden Circle were formed, later extending to 33 chapters across Shelby and Haywood Counties. Providing aid to African Americans, the organization evolved into Golden Circle Life Insurance Company, which grew significantly throughout Tennessee along with Rawls Funeral Home. Today, both businesses continue their success and gain great recognition. Last Friday, February 24, AT&T decided to recognize the Rawls family with a host of other important state figures and events in their 2012 African American History Calendar. “Each year we look forward to the production


The Rawls Family is featured in the AT&T calendar. Photo By Calvin Carter of the calendar, which honors influential Tennesseans who have shaped the course of our state’s history,” said Trey Rabon, Regional Director for AT&T Tennessee in Jackson. “We are privileged to continue this tradition, and we are eager to share this fourth edition of the Tennessee African-American History Calendar.” “The African Americans from West Tennessee who are honored in this calendar

serve as an inspiration to us all,” said State Representative Johnny Shaw. “Their contributions to Tennessee’s history and culture should be remembered, and I’m pleased our students in West Tennessee will learn about them this year.” The official celebration of the Rawls’ family inclusion in the calendar took place at St. Johns Baptist Church, where a host of local and state leaders gathered to partake in the moment

with the family. “The Rawls family has been an institution in Haywood County,” said State Representative Craig Fitzhugh. “Their legacy of leadership and community service has served as an inspiration for generations of young people in West Tennessee.” “Business partners such as AT&T provide engaging resources to our schools, which are targeted to support student academic success,” said State Senator

The official Brownsville Relay For Life Kick-Off rally will take place tonight, 5 p.m. at the First South Bank Community Center. The rally will feature speakers from the community who have benefited from the funds raised at Relay For Life and will honor cancer survivors. Food and door prizes will also be available. This also will be an opportunity to register a team or a survivor. For Relay For Life Chairman, Kenny Ellington, this year’s goal besides raising as much money for the research and battle against cancer, is to attract one of the biggest crowds, especially after last year’s unfortunate cancellation. “I’m just really wanting to get it lit up this year,” Ellington said. The event is already off to a positive start however. So far, nearly 11 teams have signed up to participate in the event. Relay will also find itself changing locations this year, moving from the HHS football field to the court square. “Ripley held their Relay on their court square and it turned out to be one of the biggest they’d ever had,” Ellington noted. Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, contact the event chair at 772-1551. For additional information on Relay For Life or the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-2272345 or (731) 512-5008, or visit or

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Inside Happy 30th anniversy to Jim McAdams State Farm A secret shared Tomlin talks about latest book Liberty stops Haywood in region quarterfinals

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Happy 30th anniversary to Jim McAdams State Farm Jim McAdams State Farm celebrated its 30 fruitful years in business by holding an anniversary celebration last Thursday, February 23. The business, located on 100 North Washington hosted a plethora of people from 1 to 4 p.m. Jim’s time with State Farm started in February 1982 when former agent

Bill Thornton retired. Since then McAdams has achieved much success, including recently being awarded the Crystal Excellence Award from State Farm. We congratulate Jim and his staff for their success and look forward to many more years of business. Photo By Victoria Cooper

Roadshow comes to Brownsville “There was buried treasure in the backyard just waiting to be dug up and the family knew it. So one day the granddaughter decided to excavate what her grandmother, an escapee from an oppressive Russian tsarist rule, put in the dirt years ago. Turns out it was $57,000 worth of Russian gold rubles.”That’s just one story Colleen Rivera likes to tell. Witnessing such impressive finds is part of her job as a show manager for the Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery’s traveling roadshow. The Springfield, Ill.based company is in Brownsville through Saturday looking to buy precious metals, jewelry, historical artifacts, antiques and other collectibles. When someone brings in an item, The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow evaluates it, makes an offer, then writes out a check sending that person home with some extra cash. “Our job is to find buyers for items. We’re the middle man. We

try to find someone in that market interested,” said Jeramy Weese, also a show manager for the Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow Weese said that when an individual brings in an item, the buyers will enter the details into their online system which connects with over 10,000 collectors. Items can range from coin collections to vintage guitars and everything in between. “If we can get someone to generate an offer, they agree to

the terms and we give them a check on the spot. However, if more than one collector is interested, the offer can go higher,” explains Weese. David Ford, a buyer for the company, said he enjoys traveling to different towns each week and finding new and interesting items. Just a few weeks back he had a woman come in who had bought a coin from the casino she worked at for a dollar the night before. She walked out that morning

with a check for $50. She joked that this was the quickest $49 dollars she ever made. So search through your closets and bring down

your items to the Comfort Inn at 120 Sunny Hill Cove this week Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chances

are, you will walk out with a little extra money in your pocket. Admission is free to the event. For more questions, call 217.726.7590

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Tomlin talks about latest book By: STEVEN DIEBOLD Earlier last month, Carolyn Tomlin a writer, photographer and teacher of 33 years visited Ms. Abby Hooper’s prodigy class at Haywood Junior High School. Tomlin gave a powerpoint presentation about her book called “The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister.” How long do you think you can keep a secret? It’s a question you may find yourself asking while reading the Secret Holocaust Diaries. Nonna Bannister from

Memphis Tennessee appeared to be you normal housewife, marrying her husband in 1951 and together raising three children. You would have never expected the life she lived before that. Bannister was born in a Russian family and was living a wonderful life until the Nazis invaded Russia. After being tricked into boarding a train bound for a German labor camp, Nonna wrote a diary on small pieces of paper, tied them together and hid them in a small tickling pillow she kept around her waist. After immigrating to

America Nonna hid her pillow in a trunk at her Memphis home for 45 years away from her husband. Nonna does eventually unlock her trunk for her husband, and now it has been open for the rest of the world. The book is in its sixth edition and has been translated into the Norwegian, German and Ukraine languages. It was awarded the Book of the Month Club by Wal-Mart in April 2009, was a finalist for the APA Award and has received numerous other honors. Several schools have made it required reading for students.

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March is here! It is hard to believe that the month of March is already here. We have some great things happening here at the library this month. Here is our calendar of events. We will have Toddler Time on Monday, March 5 at 11 a.m. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to attend Toddler Time at the library. Toddler Time will also be offered on Monday, March 19 at 11 a.m. Free Computer Classes for March include: Creating a Facebook on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30– 9:30 a.m. or 3– 4 p.m.; OnLine Job Applications on Tuesday, March 13 at 8:30– 9:30 a.m. or 3 – 4 p.m.; and Tennessee Electronic Library on Tuesday, March 27 at 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. or 3– 4 p.m. Lab Time is scheduled for each Friday from 8:30– 9:30 a.m. or 3– 4 p.m. Class size is limited, please

register today. Friends Night will be on Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Carolyn Tomlin, a local author. She will be speaking on writing. Carolyn was the co-author of “The Secret Holocaust Diaries.” Reservations will be required. More information soon. Lunch and Learn will be Wednesday, March 28 at noon. Our guest speaker is yet to be announced so stay tuned for details. As always, bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert. The library wishes to announce that (hopefully) our new circulation system will be up and running and

ready for patron use on March 5. This is a really great new program for us; however, there are changes to come. All library users will HAVE TO BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD in order to check materials out and to use the computers. All patrons will be able to access the catalog on your home computer. Your Username is your library card number. The default Password is “userpass”. Once you have initially tried to log-in with your library card, you will be prompted to create a password of your own choosing. Please bear with us as we work with these new changes. Happy Reading!

The Leadership Class of 2012 invites you to an Old Fashioned Stew. Proceeds will go towards building a new sign for Haywood High School Currently accepting pre-orders. Just Call 731-443-0050 JP or 731-277-9517 Holly (Bring a gallon container)

Carolyn Tomlin describing to the students the reasoning behind the cover of the book. Photo by Steven Diebold.

MAKEOVER continued so many in the city. “Words cannot express how grateful we are to Mr. Ellison and the Home Depot Team,” Jones said. “They have been wonderful people to work with. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” “You have shown us the example of how to work together as a community,” Brownsville Mayor Jo

Matherne said. The southern division of Team Depot usually takes on an average of five makeover projects a week. Still, one could sense how proud the volunteers were to work on this particular project. “This is one of our core values as a company,” Home Depot Project manager Jeff Maury said. “We truly

believe in giving back. We live amongst our communities. We work in those communities. It’s a blessing that we actually have the opportunity to give back like this.” “I’ve been with Home Depot for almost ten year and this is one of my proudest moments because this is home,” Ellison said. “I was born and raised here.”

RAWLS continued Dolores Gresham. “These calendars serve as an excellent resource to teach students about fellow Tennesseans who have made a positive impact on our community, and helps make the study of AfricanAmerican history more relevant.” The event featured musical selections, a warm welcome from Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne and telling of the Rawls history by Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith. Smith also used the moment to talk about the late Charles A. Rawls influence on his political career. “He said I’m going to tell you something. For some reason, the white folks don’t think you’re grown until you’re about 45 or 50 years old,’” Franklin recalled when talking to Charles about becoming County Executive. “’But the black people think you’re grown now, and we think you’re ready to run so we want you to think about it.’ If it hadn’t been for Mr. Rawls, I probably wouldn’t be where I’m at today.” The calendars will be distributed to middle schools across the state, with each month dedicated to an important figure or event. The Rawls family

occupies the month of July, where you’ll be able to see a picture of Charles A. Rawls. “We enjoy the calendar Mr. Raybon. We thoroughly enjoy the month of January. And we are enjoying the month of February,” Cynthia Rawls Bond said. “But I must admit that I often turn

the months to July and then I see my father, and I smile.” To download a free copy of the calendar or for more information, please visit www. tnafricanamericanhistory. com.

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED MARCH 23, 2012 Internet Bids will be received by the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, at their ofces in the James K. Polk Building, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee until 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 23, 2012 and opened publicly in the Conference Room on the 7th Floor of the James K. Polk Building at that hour. BENTON, CARROLL, CHESTER, CROCKETT, DECATUR, DYER, FAYETTE, GIBSON, HARDEMAN, HARDIN, HAYWOOD, HENDERSON, HENRY, LAKE, LAUDERDALE, MCNAIRY, MADISON, OBION, SHELBY, TIPTON, AND WEAKLEY COUNTIES (Contract No. CNL085) Call No. 015. Project No. 98048-4113-04. The random on-call pavement marking on various Interstate and State Routes. Project Length - 0.000 mile. Completion Time - On or before June 30, 2013 (See Special Provision 108B). NO PLANS CONTRACT. INTERNET BIDDING MANDATORY ON ALL CONTRACTS. A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalication of contractors before bidding authorization will be provided. Unauthorized bids will not be considered for award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation hereby noties all bidders that it will afrmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity afrmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (615) 741-5996. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED. Bidding authorization, standard specications and standard drawings may be obtained by contacting the Department of Transportation, Construction Division, Suite 700, James K. Polk Building, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, Telephone number (615) 741-2414. Plans may be obtained by contacting the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Copy Center, Level A, James K. Polk Building, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0330; Telephone number (615) 741-2048. Sales Tax will be added to the cost of all documents, where applicable. JOHN C. SCHROER, COMMISSIONER

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By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Wrong way home It was a beautiful day that was absolutely flawless for February. The sun shown brightly in an absolutely beautiful cloudless sky. The landscape was being overtaken by an abundance of green vegetation. Sounds of spring could be heard everywhere. A springtime cantata featuring the chirping sounds of practically every representative of the bird species echoed throughout the countryside. The action of a couple of robins showing off in the back yard captivated my thoughts momentarily. Since we’re still in the winter season, I realized these weather conditions would only be temporary and I shouldn’t get too comfortable. Excuse me, but did someone just crank up a lawn mower. I guess not. Just wishful thinking. After regaining my composure, I decided it would be a good day to explore more of the roads that were traveled during my childhood and youth. It proved to be a bitter/ sweet journey. It was a sweet journey providing the opportunity to travel some of the same roads

and relive some of the joyful experiences, but somewhat bitter because so many landmarks have vanished and so much of the landscape has gone through a rigorous transformation. I am still revisiting areas that I haven’t seen in about 40 plus years and each visit is an eye opening experience. While here in my early years, my guide posts to each area was determined by an old residence, barn or other facilities. Sometimes it may have been a tree, fence row or a waterway here and there. Upon my return, I have found that the vast majority of these guideposts are long gone, and the landscape no longer features roadbeds covered with tree lines providing a canopy over a sunken roadbed. Households that once made up wonderful communities have long vanished and there’s nothing left to see but miles and miles of open farmland. It’s no wonder that I make so many wrong turns as my journey continues reliving some of the past memories that include special people

and experiences. Today’s journey carried me down Highway 54 North to Crockett County and a visit to the old home site of my Uncle Patterson and his family. I had to travel about three or four miles northwest down Johnson Grove Road toward Frog Jump. I noticed as I traveled the road, circumstances were still the same. Same song, second verse. There were absolutely no markers to assist me in locating the old home place. On second thought, maybe there was. The old home place set about a quarter of a mile off the main highway and I believe I located the old lane to the house. While I may have found the location, there were no remnants to be found from the old home place. But it didn’t stop the surge of wonderful memories that flooded the very depths of my mind. Hopefully, I’ll be able to continue these journeys now and then and these wonderful reflections fueled by the stimulation of the mind will be a welcomed alternative to the deficiencies of the physical landscape.

Only Half The Battle Talking to Scott Street Community Center Director Karen Jones, one can easily sense the excitement sweeping her up like sand from an ocean. As you’ll see in our paper, the resource center is the recipient of a complete high-end makeover from charitable sources. And while this improvement will greatly serve the center with much needed space and improvement, it is still in need, financially, to operate. When I was first introduced to the center three years ago, I was impressed. Centered in perhaps a community that greatly needs it, was humongous effort to nurture and develop the

youth of Brownsville not related to the Boys And Girls Club or any of the schools. My eyes have witnessed a multitude of programs and positive efforts hosted from the center, from mini expos concerning young health, to prominent leaders serving as guest speaker. And it is my hope that this trend will continue for years to come. But the only way this will continue is if community support is rallied. Sure, the economy is improving, maybe not at the rate we’d all be comfortable with, but it is getting better. Understandably, the county and the city are in belt-tightening mode, cutting funding

significantly for nonprofits. Actually, this move even extends to the state when you consider just how thin the supply of grant money is becoming. It’s when the government has done what it can that the people have to step up. I don’t believe that Brownsville can afford to ever lose a facility like the Scott Street Resource Center, especially when it’s on the cusp of evolving into something even greater. I’m sure in the future we’ll hear more about fundraising efforts from the center. And when we do, please don’t turn a deaf ear or blind eye to the needs of the center. Listen, see and react.

So, I’m standing in a mall in Nashville a couple of weekends ago, and I see in the distance a tall, elegant young woman, perfectly coiffed, wearing a camel topcoat over a stylish cashmere sweater and designer slacks tucked into an awesome pair of boots with uppers that went all the way up to her knees. I couldn’t stop looking at her. She was one finelooking lady. Wait a minute! That was no lady; that was my wife! I figured it out the minute I saw the three little girls run up to her and start pulling on her coat. At which time those long, elegant boots turned in my direction and marched their owner up to where I was standing. “Here,” she said. “Hold onto the girls while I check Nordstrom’s and see what they have.” Whereupon she held out in search of yet another pair of long boots, a brown, high heeled pair, with appropriate buckles and straps for ornamentation. We had just left the shoe department at Dillard’s, where they were having a sale on boots, and where the scene could accurately be described as just a few degrees short of a madhouse. Boots are hot this season, and some women are resorting to desperate measures to find just the right style and color. I haven’t read about any actual shoe or boot riots, such as those among teenagers at recent Nike product launches, but hey, “why is it we lambaste teenagers over their outrageous sneaker mania when they go crazy over trendy footwear? They learned it, after all, from their mothers.” Tell me again. You have how many pairs of shoes in your closet? And the answer is, for most women, a lot. Even more now that three or four pairs of designer boots have joined the collection. But leather boots are nothing new, even for women. They’ve been around for about 5,000 years, going all the way back to ancient Mesopotamia. Of course, none of those original boots were designed by Ralph Lauren or Jimmy Choo. They were just simple, calf high, goat leather foot coverings, worn exclusively to protect the wearer from the elements. And for the next three and a half millennia, they were worn only as a practical item of clothing. There were no specific sizes or widths. As a matter of fact, there was only one size, for men and women alike, with no difference between left and right foot boots. And that was it, except for ladies of nobility, who wore slippers, but

toward the end of the 15th Century a new trend in footwear took hold of Europe as cobblers began rounding the toes of ladies’ boots. About the same time, men began sporting low heels on their boots. Before long, a person’s boots began to reflect his or her social and professional standing in society, a trend that accelerated as machinery was invented that could add all sorts of alteration possibilities to the manufacture of boots and shoes. This, of course, created all sorts of opportunities for footwear designers, but by then the Victorian Era was in full bloom, and Victorian women could not show their feet, or Heaven forbid, their ankles in public, so nearly all women continued to wear plain leather lace-up ankle boots. With the coming of the 20th Century, however, the footwear industry, which previously had focused exclusively on practicality, noticed that outrageous new fashion designs were capturing the fancy of women everywhere, and they rushed in to meet what they saw as a new demand. And boy, were they right. After World War I, all fashion rules were thrown out the window. In England and America, a new dance, the Charleston, demanded a different kind of shoe, a sturdier one, for women to dance in, and the industry supplied several models for them to safely execute the rigorous steps of the dance. And women, to show off

their fancy footwork, began demanding and getting brightly colored silk and satin coverings for their shoes. Then, in 1922, Tutankhamun’s Tomb was discovered, and Egyptomania swept the Western World, including shoe fashions. Egyptian motifs morphed into the Art Deco phenomenon, and before long designers were offering women every style of shoe imaginable. But the only choice for boots, no longer worn by fashionable women at all, remained ankle high, with buckles, clasps or laces. No other option existed. Then, in the 1960’s, boots came back, first as a Hippie movement, counter culture statement, but no mainstream women wore them until Nancy Sinatra recorded the hit song, “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’.” Before then, no women’s boots were made for walking, but suddenly there was a huge demand for boots that were. Go-Go boots became all the rage, and magazine and TV ads were full of women wearing boots for all sorts of occasions. Women’s boots were, at long last, here to stay. And this year, they are really here, with attitude. You can see them on smartly dressed women everywhere, as women, who once were forced to hide their boots beneath their petticoats, are now flaunting them by tucking them inside their designer jeans so they will be seen. And if you don’t like it, as Miss Sinatra once sang, “Start walkin’!”


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Mrs. Martha Jane Burch Crutcher Date of Death - February 25, 2012

Mrs. Martha Jane Burch Crutcher, age 67, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012 in the Crestview

Healthcare Center. Graveside funeral services under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral

Mr. Fred “Ted” Thomas Mann Date of Death - February 25, 2012

Home was conducted Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Allen Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Mrs. Ruth Pace McGinnis Date of Death - February 23, 2012

Mrs. Ruth Pace McGinnis, age 96, passed away in Crestview Healthcare Center on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Graveside funeral services under the direction of Lea &

Simmons Funeral Home, were held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Linwood Cemetery in Paragould, Ark. Mrs. McGinnis graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, she was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority, the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and taught elementary school for 25 years. While living in Paragould she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paragould. Mrs. McGinnis was

preceded in death by her husband: M/Sgt. Walter McGinnis; her parents: Arthur and Pearl Thomason Pace; son in law: Tom Lea; a brother: Lawrence Pace and a sister: Glenace Pace Rayburn. She is survived by her two daughters: Judy Lea, Brownsville; Kathleen Matthews (Van) San Antonio, TX; two grandchildren: Kimberly Matthews Pierce (Chris), Leanna Matthews; a special niece and nephew: Lana Pace Smoker and Larry Pace and a devoted, loving caregiver and friend: Carilene Walker.

Mr. Fred “Ted” Thomas Mann, age 78, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Funeral services under

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Ms. Geraldine Earnheart Haynes Date of Death - February 27, 2012

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Date of Death - February 26, 2012 Clint Jones officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Whiteville. She is survived by her husband: James Luther Hayes; her mother: Mary Edith Patterson Walker; a son: Steve Hayes, (Amy), Moscow; three daughters: Felicia Wright, (Timmy), Ashland, MS, Cindie Hamilton, Falkner, MS and Angela Colucci, Falkner, MS; a daughter-in-law: Kim

Hayes, Ashland, MS; two brothers: Jimmy Walker and Danny Walker both of Benton County, MS; four sisters: Ann Pruitt, Ripley, Lisa Pleasants, Moscow, Debbie Jones, Joelton and Vickie McDivitt, Ripley, MS; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Ms. Geraldine Earnheart Haynes, 91, passed away Monday, February 27 at Crestview Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Brownsville after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death in 1981 by her husband, Ewell Haynes. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Earl and Lula Earnheart and a brother, Willie B. Hughes.

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Mr. Rex F. Bond

nieces: Phoebe MacPhail Parker (William A.), Brownsville and Mary Evelyn Pafford (Larry), Alamo; one nephew: William MacPhail (Valeria), Atlanta, GA; two step-daughters: Carol Clark and Amy Lanier, Atlanta, GA; one step-son: Chip Lanier (Deanna),Atlanta, GAand one step-granddaughter: Elizabeth Clark. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 544, Brownsville, TN 38012.

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Mrs. Linda Gail Hayes, age 55, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at her home in Michigan City, MS. She was preceded in death by her father: Ellis Wayne Walker and two stepsons: Bradley Hayes and John Hayes. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes Chapel in Brownsville with Rev.

the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, were conducted Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Brownsville Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Tabernacle Cemetery. Mr. Mann was preceded in death by his wife: Mrs. Carolyn Lanier Mann; his parents: Alsey Austin Mann and Phoebe Sweet Mann and a brother: Louis Claiborne Mann. He is survived by one sister: Sue Mann MacPhail (Bob Parks), Brownsville; one brother: Alsey Austin Mann (Betty), Brownsville; two

She is survived by three sons: Cooper Haynes (Francine), Will K. Haynes (Carolyn), and Johnny Haynes, all of Brownsville and one daughter Lalia Spencer (Dan) of Jackson; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Ms. Haynes was born in Crockett County on June 12, 1920. She moved to Haywood County at an early age and was employed at Kleer-Vu Plastics for approximately 30 years. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Belle Eagle. She was a devoted wife and mother who dearly loved her family and always enjoyed cooking, gardening and being with her family and friends. Pallbearers will be Jamie Baynes, Lee Baynes,

Brandon Haynes, Jack Fry, Jeff Perry, James Haynes, Terry Hughes and Willie B. Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Baynes, Ted Lewis, John Wiggington, Dan Spencer and Bill Wells. The family would like to express gratitude to the staff at Crestview Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Brownsville for the excellent care she received. A celebration of her life was conducted Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Interment followed at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Belle Eagle. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Zion United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, in care of Mrs. Hal Trottman, 1805 Rudolph Rd., Brownsville, Tennessee 38012.

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Mrs. Eva James Rawls

Date of Death - February 29, 2012

Date of Death - February 26, 2012

the early eighties. In 1993 he sold all three businesses to a local family but continued to work and be associated with these businesses. Rex returned full-time in 2004 as Funeral Services Manager and became one of the new owners when the business was sold in 2005. In 2010, the BrownsvilleBells Funeral Homes recognized Rex for over 50 years of service and unselfish dedication to the families of Haywood and Crockett County and by the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association for 50 years in funeral service. Rex became an employee of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in April of 2011 and remained associated with them until his death. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 3, at 11:00 AM in

Nurse and a charter member of the Fair Lily Chapter #35 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Services under the direction of Rawls Funeral Home will be Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Rosenwald Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the C. A. Rawls Memorial Chapel at Rawls Funeral Home in Brownsville. She is survived by nieces and nephews: Stephanie Davis

Rex Farris Bond, age 73, passed away at his beloved home on the Hatchie River, Wednesday, February 29, 2012. A native of Brownsville, Rex loved the Hatchie River, UT Football, and was a gifted painter. Rex was a member of the Ed Worsham Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association, and attended Christ Church. After beginning to work at the BrownsvilleBells Funeral Home in 1958, Rex decided the funeral industry would be his life long work. He attended and graduated from John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee where, in 1959, he became a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Rex was also president of his graduating class. After the death of Fred T. Jones in 1979, he became owner and manager of Brownsville-Bells Funeral Home. Rex purchased Brownsville Memorial Gardens in Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) March 1, 2011

Christ Church handled by Lea & Simmons Funeral Home of Brownsville with private burial at a later time. Visitation will be Friday, March 2, in Christ Church of Brownsville from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. Memorials may be made to Christ Church, Carl Perkins Center, and the Haywood County Humane Society. Rex is survived by his much loved wife: Harriet Kizer Bond, Brownsville; and his two daughters: Tina Bond, Memphis, and Lura Bond Alyea and her husband, David, and his daughter, Wendy, all of Cordova; two brothers: Thomas Bond and his wife, Sarah, Bonds Crossing, and Garland Bond and his wife, Jan, Little Rock, AR; his caregivers: Sammie and Kathaleen Richmond, and Walter Richmond; and many, many friends.

Benefit for William Benard March 10 Old Hillville School House Place your orders early; Stew - $20.00 per gallon (Bring your own container) Boston Butts - $30.00 Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. For further information contact: Barbara Simpson 731-658-6512 or 518-5539 Sammy Simpson 731-609-5322 All proceeds benefit medical expenses

The Family of the late Anthony Mitchell would like to thank everyone for their kindness, food, cards and phonecalls shown during our time of sorrow. Thank you Sylvia Tyus Memelore and Family and the Mitchell Family

Mrs. Eva James Rawls, 92, died Sunday, February 26, 2012 at her residence in Brownsville. Mrs. Rawls, the widow of J. Z. Rawls, was a retired Registered

McClain and Oscar Daryl Davis of Missouri; Ronald Sproling, Teresa Sproling and Lydia Sproling of California; Kathy Sproling of Georgia; James Rawls, William Leigh Rawls and Brenda Rawls-Babbs of Michigan; Phyllis Rawls Goff of Minnesota; Carol Rawls Johnson of Massachusetts; Martha Anna Fant of Florida; Aliene Moore of Nebraska and Nancy Rawls Gardner, Margaret Rawls Brown, Eva Rawls, W.M. Rawls and Cynthia Rawls Bond of Tennessee.

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PEACEFUL CHAPEL MB 1221 Fairground Rd. • 772-9473

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

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

POPLAR CORNER BAPTIST 1010 Boyd Ave. • 772-0950

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

SHAW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST 3772 Shaw Chapel Rd. 772-7738

MARVIN CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 588 Marvin Chapel Rd. 772-6146

BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930 ANTIOCH BAPTIST 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682 BETHESDA MISSIONARY BAPTIST 126 Baxter St. • 772-3388 BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433 BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288 BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. 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 HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. 731-254-8746 HAYWOOD BAPTIST ASSN. 126 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-4826 HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST Hickory Grove Haynes Rd. 772-1259 HOLLY GROVE BAPTIST 8488 Poplar Corner Road 772-2627 KEELING BAPTIST CHURCH 16675 Hwy 70 West 731-608-0833 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

SNIPES GROVE BAPTIST 1272 Thornton Rd. • 772-5825 STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Covington Rd. • 548-6015 ST. PAUL BAPTIST 4270 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-1149 UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538 WILLOW GROVE BAPTIST Jackson Hwy. • 772-4644 WOODLAND BAPTIST 885 Woodland Church Rd. 772-5004

MT. PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 315 Mt. Pleasant Rd • 254- 9518 PROSPECT CME 10010 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-4426 PROSPECT CME #1 2656 Prospect Lane * 772-9070 STANTON UNITED METHODIST 115 Covington St. • 234-4914 ST. PETER CME 5519 Fulton Rd. • 772-5008 TABERNACLE CME 151 E. Thomas St. • 772-7774

Community & Church News On the Agenda Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday of each month – 4 p.m. Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd Thursday of every month - 4 p.m. Brownsville City Court Room Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday – 5 p.m. at the Utility Office

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

CATHOLIC ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC 910 N. Washington Ave. 772-3514


Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month – 7 p.m.


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

JEFFERSON STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-3316 CHURCH OF CHRIST 1238 Thorton Rd. • 772-3344 WESTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 3235 Hwy. 54 W. • 772-3810

PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 109 W. College St. • 772-2893 OTHER BETHEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 5732 Rudolph Rd. BETHEL SUCCESS 19 N. Court Square • 772-0239


CHRIST CHURCH OF BROWNSVILLE 2120 Anderson Ave. • 772-9933


CHRIST TEMPLE APOSTOLIC 404 E. Cherry St. • 772-0064


CHRISTIAN FAITH TABERNACLE 2826 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-7112 CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS 687 Bell St. • 772-5357 FAITH DELIVERANCE 1193 Tamm St. • 772-2236 FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP 1274 Thornton Rd. • 734-2700 FIRST HOLINESS CHURCH 205 E. Jefferson Street GREAT HEIGHTS 1274 Thornton Rd. • 779-9689 GREATER NEW BIRTH OF CHRIST 505 Tyus St. • 772-8247 HOPE OF FAITH 900 S. Grand Ave. • 772-6700


LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR TRUTH 1143 Tammbell St. • 772-8101

NEW VISION COMMUNITY 612 Fulton Rd. • 772-2663

DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH 3515 Dancyville Rd. • 548-6725

ZION TEMPLE 1117 Friendship Rd. • 772-3295

OAKVIEW BAPTIST Winfield Lane • 772-3933

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

PENTECOSTAL HOUSE OF PRAYER 235 Friendship Rd. • 772-9678

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




Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m. Haywood County School Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month – 6 p.m. Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month – 7 p.m. Stanton Town Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month – 7 p.m. Tennessee Driver License Service County Clerk, Sonya Castellaw issues Tennessee Driving License and ID renewals and duplicates Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 772-2362

Cane Creek M.B. Church will hold its Gospel Musical Cane Creek M.B. Church will hold its Gospel Musical Sunday, March 4 at 6 p.m. Guests will be Masonic Traveler from Memphis and Consolidators of Mason and the Cane Creek Male Chorus. For further information, call 772-1033 or 935-2895. Harmony Baptist Church make plans for 175th Anniversary celebration Back in 1837 a group of believers came together in the community of Cedar Chapel, just over in Hardeman County and formed a church, which was named Harmony Baptist Church. In the early 1900’s Harmony Baptist Church moved to its present location in the H i l l v i l l e / E u re k a t o n community. On October 13 and 14 Harmony Baptist Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary. We wanted to get the word out so former members, pastors and friends could make plans to be a part of this celebration. If anyone has any old pictures, bulletins or any other historical memorabilia related to Harmony Baptist Church. We would love

to borrow them, scan them and get them back to you. You may call pastor Grover Westover at 780-2001. London Branch M.B. Church will be having a PreAnniversary Musicians Appreciation Program Pastor Julius Harden and London Branch M.B. Church will be having a PreAnniversary Musicians Appreciation Program Sunday, March 4, 2012. Their 1 p.m. guest will be Pastor Lenwood Reed and New First Baptist Church of Maury City.

Weekly Devotional “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 5:3 We say, “Have a blessed day.” What does it mean to be blessed? Does it mean you are healthy, happy and content? Not really. The people who see themselves as utterly sinful before God, wretched and deprived, those who

have called upon Him alone for salvation and who’s hearts have been changed, those people who live lives of repentance and faith and continually seeing the need for a perfect Savior… these people are blessed. If God has changed your heart to hate the sin you once loved, and desperately cling

to Jesus as your only worth before the Father, if God chastises you every day and reveals areas of your life that are displeasing to Him and if you hunger and thirst for His righteousness… rejoice, for the kingdom of Heaven is yours and you, my friend, are truly, truly blessed!

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Leland Simpson and Jeffrey Forsythe. Belated Anniversary wishes to my cousin Jessie Edwards and wife Eleanor. We express heart felt sympathy to the family of Mr. Ted Mann. Ted and I graduated HHS together and he and Dewey were fellow Gideons. He will be sorely missed by family and friends. Those on the sick list needing our prayers are Phil Emison following surgery, Bobby Barden and DeDe Long scheduled for surgery, Mark Stephens recuperating after a time in the hospital and Ashlyn Young (a very sick young lady.) Others are Perry Watridge, Olga Sellari, Linda Hayes, Viola Brown, Ruth Taylor, Fletcher Lewis, Rex Bond and Jeff Parker. Also include Sharon Wynn, Lucion English, Ginger Warren, Louise Coleman, Teresa Owens, Faye Calhoun and Annalee Myers. Terry Brown and Judy Blair and those on the mission trip to Arizona

returned Saturday. They had a rather tough trip, with some getting sick, but I’m sure God will bless their efforts. Discipleship Now for the youth will begin Friday, March 2 and go through Sunday. Brother Greg Baker, Brother Fred Campbell, Rebekah Hopper and Carli Sisson will be leading the group. Ricky and Kathy Hopper, Rebekah and Mckayla, Roy and Elizabeth McCage, Melissa Peace, Casey Long and Christy Houy attended church at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Sunday and the ladies performed creative movement to the hymn “Christ is Risen.” The second printing of my book, ,”A Journey Into Yesteryears” is available. If interested, call me. Brother Ralph and Elaine Brown recently returned from a cruise to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. On their way through Florida to get the ship they visited Brother Ralph’s sister Bonnie Gordon, in Tampa and their grandson Kyle McClinton in Miami.

Sugar Creek

Retirement Center News

By DeDe

David Smith can bring in a crowd. If you weren’t at Sugar Creek on Monday, February 20, then you missed out. We had a packed house to hear David Smith the Singing Fireman perform. We had our friend with the Smoothie Bar come and make smoothies for everyone. They were so good. Then afterwards it was a light supper and time to visit with all our friends that came out. Everyone had smiles on their faces and lots of hugs were shared. Ms. Dorothy Morris fell and broke her nose. She missed our get together and all the guests were missing her. Also Mr. Hallum is in Brownsville Hospital with Pneumonia. Ms. Joan Lanphere is doing well and hoping to be back here by the time you read this. She is so ready for some of Ms. Alberta’s Chocolate Pie. Ms. Bo is getting stronger and one of her daughters has been in town helping her. Mr. David is still smiling. We went and took all of our residents that

are visiting Crestview a smoothie the other day and one of the ladies there said he sure does love to smile. He will always be known for the wonderful warm smile. Please keep all of our wonderful residents in your prayers this week. Harmony Baptist Church RA’s came by Tuesday to bring treats to our residents. Their leader Aaron Martin does a wonderful job with his group on Wednesday night. Our residents were so excited to see the young ones come to visit. The kiddos Ethan, Edmund and DJ wouldn’t talk much, but they were still so sweet. Mia Diamond from Amedisys came and called Health Bingo on Friday. She is such a hoot. The residents always get a kick out of her. Saturday David French (The Singing Painter) came for the first time here. The residents said he did a good job. Monday, David Marbury and friends came by to entertain us. Everyone always hurries out to hear them, and then they

always stay and visit with the residents over lunch. Ms. Katie gets a kick out of seeing Jim McAdams, her son, baby pictures in the paper. She shows all of us her baby boy. She is one proud Mom of the wonderful job he is doing with Jim McAdams State Farm Insurance Company. Congratulations, Jim on a job well done and we wish you many more successful years. Ms. Marie’s son, Tom, came for lunch on Monday. She is always excited to see him. She loves being able to see a little better out of one eye since her cataract surgery. Check on church members this week that are shut-ins and unable to get out much. The weather may be warmer, but don’t forget them. They would enjoy a visit. Remember our home is just down the street from everywhere, so come on out and visit us sometime. You may just decide to stay for a long while. What are you waiting for?

Bethel - Belle Eagle News By Betty Scott Plans are being made for a Bradford School reunion. So if you, your parents or your children ever attended or taught school at Bradford School, make plans to attend. Also if you have class pictures or anything that pertains to Bradford School, we would like you to share them. The date is set for Saturday, June 2 at Old Bradford School, (now District #7 Fire Dept of Belle Eagle) for bring-adish meal. More information on time and arrangements will be reported as they develop. The District #7 Fire Dept spaghetti supper, including cakewalk last Saturday night was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this fundraiser event. I believe the biggest crowd ever attended. All the spaghetti was sold and everyone had a great time! Madeline McCage,

granddaughter of Butch and Dianne Williams, turned nine years old this month and the family celebrated her birthday with Madeline and some classmates at the Cinema Planet Theater in Jackson. Sonny and Sandi Bishop and Betty Scott attended a benefit at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Somerville last Saturday. One hundred gallons of stew was sold, along with a cakewalk and auction. The stew was delicious and everyone made us feel right at home. Don’t forget to turn your clocks up one hour next weekend as Daylight Saving Time begins. This will give us more daylight in the afternoon. Kelly Kendrick, son of Cornelia Kendrick, underwent surgery at Jackson General Hospital last week and I hope is home recovering now Louquita Climer is still in Memphis

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Around Town

By Martha H. Jones “God of Grace and Justice” was the subject of the message. God reaches out to all people with His mercy and love and offers His grace. He made provision for everyone to be saved through His Son, Jesus. When people choose darkness rather than light and go their own way without regard for God, He will penetrate a heart in darkness and change it. Nations who forget God are incurring the wrath of God. Believe me, we don’t want God as our enemy. The time of redemption and salvation is fast running out. The choice is before us today; don’t wait too late! Amber Shewsbury, a science teacher at Crockett High, sang the special music. To introduce the hymn, she made these statements – Fishermen fishing at night in the darkness looked to the stars as their guide. Believers living in a dark world today look to Jesus Christ to guide them. Happy birthday to Susie Fortune, Allen Sims, James Carvin, Anne Hanley,



improving. Louquita, “we truly missed having one of your cakes at the cakewalk last Saturday”. Louquita always makes a delicious coconut cake, which I have never won. When you get home, you can make me one. Our pastor, Bro. Paul Phillips, was not feeling well and was unable to hold services last Sunday. Let’s keep Kelly, Louquita and Bro. Paul in our prayers this week. Our sympathy to the family of Mrs. Geraldine Haynes, who passed away at Crestview on Monday. She was the widow of the late Ewell Haynes. Also we want to express our sympathy to the family of Mr. Ted Mann. Ted passed away last Saturday at his home and was buried in Tabernacle Cemetery on Monday. Thought for the week: “God wants to use your test as a testimony.”

By Marty Williams Our boy, Ken Welch is doing well! His Aunt Karen Morris Welch said when she told him he was looking good, he replied, ‘I do, don’t I?! Love it! His Aunt Karen also called to say that on May 5, 2012 at 6:30, at the Brownsville Moose Lodge, there will be a reunion for all former students and faculty of The Tennessee Academy. There is a Tennessee Academy Facebook page you may go to for further announcements. For those who don’t have Facebook, you may email karenmwelch@comcast. net. Ronnie and Sheri Richards, along with the Nick Nichols family, were in Birmingham visiting Meg Richards Wilson and family, for the weekend. They went especially to celebrate Abby and Meg’s birthday. Also popping in for the celebration was the Clay Richards family from Nashville and Dr. Boyd Richards and Josh Ronnebaum, from Detroit. Happy Birthday Abby and Meg! Susan and David Garland, spent Presidents’ Day weekend with their son and his family in Whiteman Air Force Base, near Kansas City, MO. They also toured the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, MO. Charlotte is a captain, stationed there and Craig is set to graduate from medical school in Phoenix,

AZ, on June 1. They will be stationed at Travis AFB, California, after he graduates. Magnificent! Tom and Donna Orr had an exceptional little ‘happy’ with all seven of their grandchildren last Saturday. Their granddaughter, Adalyn Baker, daughter of Justin and Jennifer Baker of Spring Hill, celebrated her second birthday over the weekend. Donna’s son and daughter and their families live in Spring Hill and Tom’s son and daughter, and families, live in Newbern and Rutherford. Donna says mountains have to move to get everyone in the same house at the same time. They are blessed every time they can manage to get the whole crew together. Also, please remember Tom’s son, Sgt. John David Orr, who is serving in Kuwait, in your prayers. He is half way through his yearlong deployment. Lynnette and Bobby Pratt have asked for your prayers for their granddaughter, Nicole Ward, daughter of Scott and Janet Ward, as she encounters some difficult challenges. Robert Haynes drove by himself to Texas to pick up daughter Stacy and baby Harris before Stacy’s husband, Matt got here. Peggy’s mama came and spent Sunday night so that she could spend some time with Baby Harris! You know she absolutely loved

that! Our own Haywood High School will be presenting Lil’ Abner this coming Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Ann Marks Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at Livingston’s and at the door. The HHS play is always awesome and the students are incredible! ‘Dog Patch’, here we come! Tammy Barr tells me the Poplar Corner VBS team is in full force planning this year’s version of ‘Sky VBS’. They are hosting it during the spring break (last week of March) 6/8:30 p.m. nightly! If you have questions, call Tammy Barr 780-5859. Brownsville’s own George Norvell, TCA theatre arts and English teacher, will be directing, along with Carla Nichols, TCA choral director, Trinity Christian Academy’s spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof! Performances will be March 15, 16, 17, with evening performances at 7 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. All performances will be at the Ned, in downtown Jackson. The cast includes students in grades four through twelve. Tickets will be available in the school office and at the door! What a terrific experience! Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111.

Crestview News Our patients thoroughly enjoyed the Mardi Gras event on Tuesday. Our dining room was filled with family and patients. Thank you to Wal-Mart Bakery for the fresh baked, beautiful decorated cake. We had an assortment of beads that each patient received. It was truly a great event enjoyed by all. Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, C C Club, Beech Grove Church of Christ, First Assembly of God Church ladies, Holly Grove Baptist Church, United

Pentecostal Church, Westside Church of Christ, Community Temple of the Living Church ladies and Bingo ladies. Our monthly birthday party will be March 1 at 2 p.m. We wish the following patients a very happy birthday: Mr. William Batchelor (3-3), Mrs. Lottye Floyd (3-6), Ms. Blondie Byars (3-11), Mr. Robert Austin (3-12), Mrs. Lizzie Powell (3-14), Mrs. Veola Palmer (3-20), Mrs. Myra Blackwell (321) and Mrs. Callie Yancey (3-25). Thank you also to James

Allen Clark for coming on Saturday afternoon, playing his guitar, singing gospel and country music and even dancing with our patients. We even had one patient to sing with him. It was great! Now he will be here again next month on Saturday afternoon, March 31 at 2 p.m. Please come and join the fun! Our sympathy goes to the family of Mrs. Ruth McGinnis. She will be truly missed. Thought for the Week: “Life should be deeper than it is long, count blessings, not birthdays.”

Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams Well, it’s that time of the year for the Relay For Life Haywood County KickOff. This will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the First South Bank Community Center. Relay for Life celebrates the lives of people, who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost to the disease and fights back to hopefully one day end this disease. So, please save the date and come join in this kickoff for a great cause. Harmony Baptist Church will have a Bikea-thon fundraiser on March 17 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. to send the young girls to Journey Camp this summer. The South Hatchie Fire Department is having a fundraiser on Friday, March 2. Mt. Pleasant UMC has bible study every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and join in on this study.

The Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Women will meet on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This will be the Call to Prayer and Self Denial meeting. Also, the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Women are getting ready for the annual candle burning that will be held on Sunday, March 18. For a small donation, you can honor or memorialize someone by having a candle lit during a special service. Happy birthday wishes this week to Virginia Wolfe, Jim Bullifin, Brian Watson, Rose Davis and Tom Berry. Prayer requests this week include Nell Frazier, Virginia Hayes, Jimmy Ray Kirkland, Ken Buie, Greg Evans, Ronald Bruce, Jimmy Swain, Prentice Elrod, Perry Ann McCloud, Linda Hayes, Robert Campbell, Anneli Myers, Enid Powell, Fletcher

Lewis, Shirley Morgan, the military, the nation and the community. Sympathy to the families of Mrs. Martha Crutcher, Mrs. Ruth McGinnis, Mr. Ted Mann, Mr. James Henry Bunch and Mr. Clarence Balof the loss of their loved ones. “Pay attention; God is always close by.” This is our closing Thought for the Week by Victoria Deimler of Pennsylvania as published in the Upper Room Devotional. Life brings changes. Nothing seems to stay the same. Even though we can’t stop the changes, we can be comforted by knowing that in the face of all the change God will never leave us, and God will never change. God is our refuge and will always be with us. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885, after 5 p.m. Until next week... God bless.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Allen News

Union News

By Gail Barden

By Sylessie Ross “And Jesus answered saying unto them, have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass. He shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” -Mark 11:22-24 Our pastor, Rev. Harden preached a beautiful sermon on Sunday and we held our Black History program, which was a great success. We had a “Black History Timeline of Fashion” Fashion Show and a drama ministry “Sitting Down to Take a Stand” the commemoration of Rosa Parks. Sis. Linda Currie had it put together very nicely. Family and Friends Day at Browns Creek was a great success as well with families coming in from as far as Nashville to participate, it’s always a great celebration. Mollie

Kate Blair Clark from Nashville, with one of her granddaughters’, came for the Family and Friends Day. As I read the papers and watch the news, I’m saddened by all the violence going on near and far. We have to do better at helping our young people. Our people as one, matter of fact, we MUST quit judging and attempt to reach them by any means necessary. There are always red flags before any instance occurs. My prayer is that we will stop the violence near and far. Please continue to pray for our sick and shutins: Florine Bond, Berdie Barden, Fannie McKinnie, Willie Herman Robinson, Virginia Robinson, Mary Robinson, Mary Taylor, Jessie Pender Jr., Thelma Bobbit, Sammie Hines, John Duckworth Sr., Curtis Harden, Eddie Hardin, Stacy Greer, Rev. Willie B. Jones, Laura (Peaches) Snipes, Estella Franks, Verma Ross, William Gaines, Walter Frank Chism, Cynthia Bullock Transor, Pearl Gray, Annie Flora Forrest, Pearline Jones, Mr. and

Mrs. L.C. Pirtle, Virginia Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Thomas White, Glenn White, Rosie Lee Hines, Emma Lue Graves, Fannie Anderson, Mosie Mae Hines Fuller, Marvin Ross, Rev. J.V. Carney, John Drake, Rev. Liggins, Billy Golden, Tony Bass, James King and Rosetta (Aunt Dear) Williams. Please pray for those that have lost their loved ones near and far. Please pray for the Rawls family in the loss of Eva Jane Rawls, a very sweet person and retired nurse, the Carter family in the loss of Nathaniel (Big Jim) Carter. He was the brother of our brother-in-law T.C. Carter. Please continue to check on our elderly. Our Thought for the Week: “If things look bad today, remember you are saved! If things are not turning out as you thought they would, you are saved! If you don’t yet have all the things you have been promised by God, you are saved! No matter what others may think about you, say about you or do to you, YOU ARE SAVED!!!!

Genealogy Genie We have had a request come in lately that we’d like to run by our readers. Our mission is to find the maiden name of Harriet Frazier, born about 1832 Tennessee, who is married to Milton Frazier (born 1830 Tennessee), a farmer, on the 1880 census. On the 1880 census they have the following children: John (born about 1869 Tennessee), Martha (born about 1872 Tennessee) and James Wortham (stepson – born about 1861 Tennessee). The writer believes that possibly Harriet Frazier’s maiden name could be Steward, the sister of James Byrd Steward. Based on family lore, one of the Steward daughters married a Milton Frazier. Living next door is a family named Washington Morris, 25, and Ellen H. Morris, 18. Our writer also believes this is Ellen Wortham, daughter of Alex and Harriet Wortham, who is known as Harriet Frazier in 1880. According to his research, George

Washington “Wash” Morris and Ellen went on to have 10 children. To further complicate matters on the 1860 Census District 2 (Dancyville), appears a Milton Frazier with wife Harriet, Alex (10) and Ellen (8). Milton and Harriet had married in Fayette County. He has not been able to locate the other sister of Harriet, Mary and Ellen – named Louisa - anywhere other than on the 1850, District 2 Haywood County census. These sisters are the daughters of Melissa Steward who is head of household in 1850. Don is hoping he can trace the family paths of Alex Wortham Jr. John Frazier and Martha E. Frazier in hopes of finding a death certificate naming Harriet’s maiden name. Question - is James Wortham (on the 1880 census) the same person listed as Alex Wortham on the 1860 census in Haywood County, District 3 – Wesley (Stanton) with Alex Wortham, age 30,

Harriet Wortham, age 30, and Alex Wortham, age 2? Possible, but need more proof. At this point it looks as though Harriet married a Wortham, had a child named James and later married Milton Frazier, but that is an assumption we need to prove. And… is it the same Harriet our writer needs to find? So far none of these names have turned up in court records, but we have not exhausted those either. We have not been able to find anyone who knows these names. Is anyone familiar with any of these names? We have checked the Dancyville area and they are not known to them either. Don would appreciate any help we can give him. From The Genie Room: hcgenie1@bellsouth. net - Harriett, dsgenie2@ – Debbie, tggenie3@bellsouth. net - Tina and jagenie4@ - Jim.

Douglas News By Alvis M. Bond Douglass Chapel C.M.E. Church will be celebrating Black History Month with Class presentations each Sunday. The presentations will continue into March 2012. February didn’t have enough days in the month to tell of the many contributions made by Black Patriots, scientists, inventors, leaders, politicians and others. A discussion on HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Survival before modern conveniences were given by men serving God as both a reminder and a lesson for those too young to remember. Black History is American History celebrated everyday of the year.

King James Harvey Lloyd and men serving God Tribe Inter Dominational Theological Center represented each. I truly enjoyed visiting my daughter last week in Nashville, Lebanon and Franklin. I enjoyed visiting John Wesley United Methodist Church where the World Renowned Rust College A’Capella Choir was presented in concert from Holly Springs, Miss. under direction of Dorothy Lee Jones. Also on Monday, we visited the Andrew Jackson Mansion at the Hermitage. It was very informative. We also met family and friends that I hadn’t seen in quite some time now. We enjoyed dining

at Golden Corral with family I haven’t even had the privilege of meeting before. Our prayers go out to the sick and shut-ins as well as the bereaved family and we are happy to know they are doing well, but still need our love and support. Sorry to hear that some have been in the hospital, but they are recuperating at home. Sorry to hear that Mrs. Alice Jones is hospitalized at this time. We are very glad that some Community Fellowship has started back since the weather has been better. We still invite everyone who is interested to come and join us from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Attendance was great on Sunday morning at Allen. Brother Phil delivered a very good message, and Sonny and Sandy Bishop sang the special music. Allen lost a very dedicated and sweet member this week. Martha Crutcher died on Saturday, and she will be missed by her Allen family. She kept her faith and her love of the Lord through all of her trials and pain, and she was a blessing to all of us. I attended Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday night, February 22, with Alicia and family at First United Methodist Church. It was a lovely service, and our granddaughter Emily had a part in the program.

Claire is so excited about her Daddy performing in the “Dancing with the Haywood Stars” event, and she has learned the dance routine and sings along as she dances. It is always good to have a back-up in things like this, and I think she is goodto-go.” Dancing with the Haywood Stars” will be presented on March 10, with great food and fabulous dancing to keep everyone’s attention. Don’t forget “Lil Abner” March 3 - 4. Allyson Byrum and the students at Haywood High have worked very hard and are ready to entertain you. Brownsville has so many things to offer. Happy Birthday to my nephew Duke Warren

and his sweet daughter, Sophia, who shares his birthday, Lee Carter, David Ross Blurton, Martha Rodgers and Kaleb Neal. Happy Anniversary to Jerry and Dona Smith. On our prayer list are Bobby Barden, Carolyn Danley, Earnest Lytle, Jim Stephenson, Mary Ann Nolan and the families of Anna Lambert, Ted Mann and Martha Crutcher. Our Bible verse for this week is Proverbs 4:23, which states, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail.barden@ Have a blessed week.

Stanton News By Debbie Sterbinsky We have once again returned to Stanton, seems we’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately, but the new granddaughter is here and everyone is fine! If you see the Mayor smiling for no reason – I’ll bet the new baby has something to do with it! Part of him melted when he saw her and I have pictures to prove it. For those of you on Facebook, feel free to look at the Princess Theresa album on my FB page. The ditch work we have so patiently (well maybe not) awaited has started and concerns are already being voiced. Keep in mind that these ditches have not been cleaned out in (hmmm… how many years – ever???), well we just don’t know how long. If they have ever been properly cleaned out it was probably before most of us were born. So the ditches and ditch banks you grew up with are most likely not what they are supposed to look like. My guess is that the ditches will be larger (?) when they are finished with them. There are probably many trees where

the ditches are supposed to be too. So when you see this work taking place, let them do it right while they are at it. We sure don’t want any repeats of the flooding we’ve had over the past few years! We have a new Bee Keeper in Stanton, Kathleen McDonald! Kathleen was featured in the Commercial Appeal last Sunday as she received her Beekeeping protective clothing, accessories and bees she won from the Tennessee Beekeepers Association. You can view her photo at: http:// www.commercialappeal. com/photos/2012/ feb/24/268728/. Kathleen has also been having trouble with some stray dogs messing with her chickens. If I were you, I’d make sure my dog wasn’t one of the ones causing trouble at the McDonald house! I’m sure hoping we get to finish up Chote Cemetery before it gets too warm and the snakes come out. We’ve done quite a bit of disturbing out there for those critters and I wouldn’t want them

to seek revenge! Cleanup is about finished, and the West Tennessee Cemetery Research Team will be out there marking, numbering and mapping graves. The finished product will be a map of the cemetery (which will be filed with the state.) Hopefully some of you will be able to shed some light on this confusing project and help us identify who is where! Just so you all know, the Town of Stanton has been cleaning up the overgrown debris at Chote Cemetery under the Slum & Blight ordinance. The rest of the work is being donated by the West Tennessee Cemetery Research Team. Residents and former residents of Stanton, you may mail Stanton news to me at P.O. Box 181, Stanton, TN 38069, reach me at the Stanton Welcome Center/Library at 731548-2564, or e-mail me at: stantonwelcomecenter@ Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future and report current events.

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips “Nothing that other Saints do or say can ever upset the one who is built on God.” Wayne Tritt led our Bible study / prayer meeting Wednesday night focusing on a book by Oswald Chambers. He used several Scripture passages to point out the dark times in our lives, but that quote stuck! Dr. Bob Agee led Zion’s services Sunday morning and shared, “The keys to greatness of the Church.” He used Acts 2 to reiterate his point of loving to tell the story. That should be the heartbeat and the spirit of the people, but you can’t be right with God if you’re not right with each other. Brother Mark McSwain returned Sunday night and used Acts 16 and various other passages to focus on being a “Contagious Christian”. Do people want what you have? Statistics say that half of Tennesseans are not saved. We should watch for the opportunity to share the Gospel with them, allow the Holy Spirit to work, and then trust God to save

them. Allen Outlaw reported 12 attended the prayer breakfast and he led the devotion. If anyone would like to join this faithful group of men, they meet every Thursday morning at six in Zion’s family life center. Thanks to my wonderful husband Jimmy and an awesome mom (Alice Elrod) for helping me prepare cupcakes for my students at Haywood Jr. High Thursday night. The seventh graders had worked hard preparing a word problem booklet so we had refreshments at their book signing. We were delighted to have Jacob and Alivia Phillips, our two youngest grandchildren, visit with us Saturday night and attend Zion Church Sunday morning. Jason and Justin and their families came over Sunday afternoon to help with hooking up a dishwasher. Now, hopefully Mike Coburn can finish the job. Mark your calendars: Zion’s seniors will meet for

lunch on March 6 at 11 a.m. at the Kreme Kastle. Baby shower for Natalie Pinner is set for March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Zion’s FLC. Our association VBS Clinic will be held at Somerville First Baptist on March 17 from 9 - noon. Spring Revival with Evangelist Dale Rose and Music Minister Terry Owen will be April 15 -18. Zion’s VBS will be June 4 – 8. Jerry Foster is home following a fight with pneumonia. Karen German and Melissa Kogus have certainly had a tough time with ruptured appendices. Hopefully, by the time you get this, Jimmy will have had his back surgery and home recuperating. Please, continue to pray for healing for these and others who are sick. Also, our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins, those who have lost loved ones and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news or email me at phillipsd6@k12tn. net. People want to know!

Public Notices

The Brownsville States-Graphic

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 22, 2012 at 2:00PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Sharron R. King, an unmarried person, to Larry S. Banks, Trustee, on March 3, 2001 at Record Book 86, Page 115; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a point in the South right of way of State Highway 76 (US Highway 79 & 70A) in the Northwest corner of this now described tract and the Northeast corner of the Herring Cemetery; runs thence North 47 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds East with the South right of way of said highway 210 feet to point; runs thence South 36 degrees 43 minutes 6 seconds East 210 feet to a point; runs thence South 47 degrees 45 minutes West 210 feet to a point in the East line of Fran Dedmon (see Will Book O, Page 399); runs thence North 36 degrees 43 minutes 6 seconds West 210 feet to the South right of way of said highway and to the point of beginning. Street Address: 6310 Highway 79 North, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 050-034.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Sharron R. King The street address of the above described property is believed to be 6310 Highway 79 North, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-028566 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Dennis Tisdale, a married person, and wife, Dianne Tisdale, to Charles R. Pettigrew, Trustee, as trustee for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. on July 25, 2001 at Book 232, Page 516; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the cove

nants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: The following described property located in the Seventh (7th) Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the East margin of Cherry Lea Lane, said stake being 18 feet from the center of said lane and being the Southwest corner of Lot 10, Section C, Hayes Subdivision, and being the Northwest corner of this now described lot; runs thence East with the South line of Lot 10, 150 feet to a stake, said stake being the Southeast corner of Lot 10; runs thence South 80 feet to a stake; runs thence West 150 feet to a stake in the East margin of said lane; runs thence North with the East margin of said lane 80 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 1340 Cherry Lea Lane, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 075M A 086D 012.01 Current Owner(s) of Property: Dennis Tisdale and wife, Dianne Tisdale Other interested parties: Haywood Community Hospital, c/o David L. Mendelson, Attorney, Mendelson Law Firm The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1340 Cherry Lea Lane, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Haywood Community Hospital, c/o David L. Mendelson, Attorney, Mendelson Law Firm All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117

Phone (901) 767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-025020 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Geneva Davis Docket #PR - 6 Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of February 2012, Letters Testamentary of administration in respect to the estate of Geneva Davis who died on December 6, 2011 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 17th day of February 2012, (Signed) Jesse Davis, Jr., Executor Estate of Geneva Davis D. Nathaniel Spencer Attorney for the Estate By: Sarah H. Levy, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 02-23-12 & 03-01-12 SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on January 20, 2009 by Cheryl L. Cole to David Prince, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee in Book 63, Page 102, the beneficiary being InSouth Bank. Subsequently STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. was appointed successor trustee in Book 95, Page 223; and the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 commencing at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, and proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property to wit: Lot 1: 1122 Drake Street, Brownsville, Tennessee Beginning at a point being the intersection of the south right-ofway of Thomas Street (25 feet from center) and the east rightof-way of Drake Street (10 feet from center); thence south 87 degrees 01 minute 03 seconds east 165.0 feet along said south right-of-way of Thomas to an iron pin; thence south 04 degrees 24 minutes 45 seconds east 114.30 feet to an iron pin; thence south 89 degrees 11 minutes 39 seconds west 165.00 feet to an iron pin in the east right-of-way of Drake Street; thence north 03 degrees 56 seconds west 125.18 feet along said east right-of-way to the point of beginning. Survey prepared by Walter R. Powell, RLS 832 on 6/26/1984. (Map 66N, Group A, Parcel 11.02) Lot 2: 1105 McLemore, Brownsville, Tennessee Commencing at a point being the intersection of the south rightof-way of Thomas Street (25 feet from center), and the east rightof-way of Drake Street (10 feet from center); thence south 87 degrees 01 minute 03 seconds east 165.0 feet along said south right-of-way of Thomas Street to an iron pin being the northwest corner and the point of begin NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: RMD Holdings,LTD dba Nationwide Constr. Group PROJECT NO.: 98047-4164-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNJ358 COUNTY: Haywood The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 04/09/12.

ning of the described tract; thence south 87 degrees 01 minute 03 seconds east 168.58 feet along said south right-of-way of Thomas Street to a point being the intersection of the south right-of-way of Thomas and the west right-ofway of McLemore Street (25 feet from center); thence along said west right-of-way of McLemore with the following calls: south 21 degrees 38 minutes 02 seconds east 110.15 feet; south 08 degrees 10 minutes 21 seconds east 103.52 feet to an iron pin; thence north 84 degrees 16 minutes 28 seconds west 209.86 feet to an iron pin; thence north 04 degrees 24 minutes 45 seconds west 193.25 feet to the point of beginning. Survey prepared by Walter R. Powell, RLS 832, on 6/26/1984. (Map 66N, Group A, Parcel 11.00) This sale is subject to 2009, 2010 and 2011 city and county taxes on both properties. This sale will erase, as to this property only, the judgment lien styled, Crye-Leike Realtors, Inc. vs. Cheryl L. Cole, case number 1355033 and recorded in Book 77, Page 753. All right and equity of redemption, Statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will sell and convey only as successor trustee. The sale date and time may be adjourned and rescheduled, without additional newspaper publication, within one year from the originally scheduled date, by announcement at the date, time and place of the new postponement date and time in accordance with T.C.A. 35-5-101. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. Successor Trustee By: Roger A. Stone, President Run Dates: Mar 1, 8, 15 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 29, 2012 at 10:00AM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Holly Garland, and Nathan Garland, wife and husband, to Gregg Murphy, Trustee, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) solely as nominee for American Home Mortgage on December 9, 2005 at Record Book 16, Page 174; re-recorded at Record Book 81, Page 369; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Lying and being in the 9th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: First Lot: Beginning at a point in the centerline of Pepper Lane at the northeast corner of the herein described tract, which point is located South 183.00 feet along the centerline of Pepper Lane from the original north line of Pat H. Mann, Jr.;

Pursuant to T.C.A. 66-31-105 Enforcement of Self-Service Storage Facility Liens Notification is given this date that the contents of the following warehouses will be sold to satisfy the owner’s lien at Brownsville Mini-Warehouses; 1101 Tambell St.; Brownsville, Tennessee 38012. To be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at 6:30AM, March 16, 2012.

#13 Erica Holmes #67 Jessica Pirtle #91 Lashana Ector #92 Tammy Ward #165 Janet Currie Brownsville Mini-Warehouses J.P. Moses



Thursday, March 1, 2012 thence from the point of beginning and with the centerline of Pepper Lane South 174.00 feet to the southeast corner of the herein described and the northeast corner of a 1.0 acre lot that was cut out of the Mann property June 30, 1993; thence leaving said road and with the north line of said 1.0 acre cut out West passing over an iron pin found at 25.00 feet and continuing for a total distance of 250.34 feet to an iron pin set at the southwest corner of the herein described lot; thence on a new line through Mann North 174.00 feet to an iron pin set at the northwest corner of the herein described lot; thence on another new line through Mann East passing over an iron pin set at 25.00 feet from the centerline of Pepper Lane, and continuing for a total distance of 250.34 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre (acreage not warranted). Second Lot: Beginning at a stake, said stake being the southwest corner of a one acre lot in the name of Sorrell and described in Deed Book 210, Page 182, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee; runs thence North with the west line of Sorrell 174.00 feet to a stake, said stake being the northwest corner of Sorrell; runs thence West 125.17 feet to a stake; runs thence South 174.00 feet; runs thence East 125.17 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 1/2 acre, more or less (acreage not warranted). There is reserved a perpetual easement for ingress and egress over and upon the existing roadway that is located on said lots to Pat H. Mann, Jr., his heirs and assigns. LOCATED UPON THE ABOVEDESCRIBED PROPERTY is a 1998 Fleetwood manufactured home, Serial Number TNFLV27AB50497SR12, which is believed to be permanently affixed to said property. Street Address: 1031 Pepper Lane (Per Deed of Trust), 791 Pepper Lane (Per Assessor), Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 063-024.02 Current Owner(s) of Property: Holly Garland The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1031 Pepper Lane (Per Deed of Trust), 791 Pepper Lane (Per Assessor), Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants,

easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: SALE IS SUBJECT TO A 1998 FLEETWOOD MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUMBER TNFLV27AB50497SR12, IS BELIEVED TO BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE REAL PROPERTY. IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO UNDERTAKE ANY AND ALL LEGAL STEPS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN THE TITLE TO SAID MOBILE HOME. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-030738 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF THE TWENTY EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT BROWNSVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN RE: ESTATE OF DORA RUTHERFORD, NO. P-1934 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY In obedience to a decree entered on December 8, 2011, in the Chancery Court of Haywood County, Tennessee in the case of THE ESTATE OF DORA RUTHERFORD, Deceased ( Docket #P-1934); notice is given that I will on: Apri1 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at the west door of the Justice Complex, 100 South Dupree, Brownsville, Tennessee, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash the following property known as 676 Blakemore St., Brownsville, TN 38012. Said property is more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake in the south margin of what is known

Notice of Public Auction City of Brownsville Beginning at 8:00 am On the Website “” The City of Brownsville will be selling all seized vehicles and all city equipment on the government website “”. This website is available 7 days, 24 hours a day for you to be able to view and bid on all items. This sale will begin on 9 March, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. and will continue until 23 Mar. 2012 between 4:00 - 4:15 p.m. All items will be sold as is, NO WARRANTY implied whatsoever. All titles will be filed with the new owner’s name and address. List subject to change before sale date.

City Seized Vehicles 1989 Chevy 1500 Truck 1GCDC14K1KZ207232

1983 Chevy S-10 1GCBS14B7D2167017

1991 Mercury Topaz 2MEPM36XXMB607602

2001 Ford Expedition 1FMRU16W71LA01008

1993 Ford Ambulance 1FDKF37PNA11118

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Page 10 — The Brownsville States-Graphic, Thursday, March 1, 2012 in the year 1969 as Blakemore Street in Brownsville, Tennessee, said stake lying 10 feet east along the south margin of said street from the northeast corner of Lot No. 1 of this subdivision, also the northeast corner of a lot in the name of Helen Cason, see Deed Book 106, Page 343, and the northwest corner of the herein described lot; runs thence south with the east boundary line of the Cason lot 100 feet to a stake; runs thence east 68 feet to a stake; runs thence north 100 feet to a stake in the south margin of Blakemore Street; runs thence west with the south margin of said street 68 feet to the point of beginning. Said lot being the major portion of Lot No. 2 and 18 feet off the western edge of Lot No. 3, Block F, Scott Heights Subdivision, see Plat Book 1, pages 164, 180 and 181, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. BEING the same real estate conveyed to Dora Rutherford by Quitclaim Deed from the United States of America recorded in Deed Book 135, page 311, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Map 66N, Group H, Parcel 35.00 Said property is being sold to satisfy a TennCare lien and said sale is subject the Rules of Chancery and the laws of the State of Tennessee. Sarah H. Levy Clerk & Master Special Commissioner 731-772-0122 C. Thomas Hooper, III Attorney for Estate 731-772-9241

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To all registered voters of Haywood County, Tennessee:

Federal or state government issued photo ID is now required to vote, unless an exception applies. College student IDs will not be accepted. To learn more about the new law and its exceptions, please call 731-772-1760 or visit

The Presidential Preference Primary is Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Haywood County Polls open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Absentee Counting Board will meet at the Election Office. All polling locations will be open on Election Day: City Hall 111 N. Washington Ave. Parks and Recreation 100 Boyd Ave. Courthouse 1 N. Washington Ave. Fire Station #3 1320 W. Main (at by-pass) Tibbs Fire Station 11368 Tibbs Rd. Forked Deer Fire Station 6635 Forked Deer Rd. Wyatt Duke Armory 221 Morgan St. Holly Grove Fire Station 8215 Poplar Corner Rd. Sunny Hill School 2401 Anderson Ave. Union Fire Station 1825 Shaw Rd. Douglas Comm. Ctr 1037 Douglas Rd., Stanton 3010 Eurekaton Rd. (South Hatchie School) Koko Stanton City Hall 8 Main St., Stanton College Hill Cafeteria 127 N. Grand Ave. Haywood Jr. High 1201 Haralson St. If you are unsure of where you vote or have moved, please contact the election office prior to Election Day.

Haywood County Election Commission Courthouse – Lower Level 1 N. Washington Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012 731-772-1760 Joan Banks, Chairman Aubrey Bond, Secretary Ida Ruth Bradford, Member Gene Campbell, Member Jan McAdams, Member Andrea Smothers, Administrator

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Do You Need Help Paying Your Rent? The Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to very low-income persons. Tennessee Housing Development Agency administers the program in many counties. Pre-applications are being accepted on March 1, 2012 from 6:00 a.m. to March 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. for the Housing Choice Voucher program in Haywood County. All applicants must be income-eligible to qualify. Please note that our pre-application process has changed. Pre-applications are taken on line with any computer with internet access through Click on the link to the Rental Assistance Housing Choice Voucher page and follow the directions. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Jackson field office at (731)410-2270. A TDD line is available for the hearing impaired at 615-532-2894. All pre-applications must be submitted on the THDA website. No pre-applications are to be given out, received in person, or by mail.

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HHS tennis courts renovated by community effort Project managers Greg Vanstory and Betsy Reid, along with Cub Cadet, the city, county and others in the community, have brought new life to the Haywood High School tennis courts. According to Vanstory and his team, through donations of time, materials, labor and funds, the courts have been refurbished, lights will be added and the landscape has been made more “viewer friendly.” Vanstory has long been a Tomcat supporter and serves as announcer for both Tomcat football and basketball. This project is part of a “Community Partnership” with the school system. It began seven months ago with Dr. Marlon King’s permission. The goal is to support students and student athletes. “Education is the most important goal at our schools, but sports is a big part of the fabric of our city and county, along with our school

system,” project leader Greg Vanstory said. “Just as our students need good classroom tools to reach their goals, we feel that they also need and deserve good facilities on which to play sports and compete. We wanted to improve the HHS tennis courts and the grounds surrounding them. We have a good baseball complex and a good football practice field at HHS. The tennis courts are in the middle of them. So we decided to clean them up, do court repairs and add lights. But we did not have a lot of money. So our team stepped up big time. We want our people and the out-oftown guests to see what good high school sports facilities we have here at HHS.” Vanstory explained that through free labor and people donating their time and material, the schools/ city/county saved $40,000 that it would have cost if it [the renovation] had been contracted. Those who

have participated with the project managers in the community effort were Jim McAdams, Mary Ann Sharpe, Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith, Brownsville City Mayor Jo Matherne, Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond, Brownsville Public Works Director Bobby Mayer and his team, Nancy Cates and Tommy Waddell and their Parks and Recreation team, BoBo Vanstory, Ricky Walker, Allen Currie, Russ Stoots and his Brownsville Utility Department team, and Clinton Neal and his County Farm Team, along with HHS Principal Dorothy Bond, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Drayton Hawkins and Vice Principal Michelle Tillman. “This project has been such fun,” Betsy Reid said. “Several months ago, I asked Greg Vanstory if he thought it would be possible for us to get a little work done on the high school tennis courts. His

“Now is the time to get ready for Turkey Season – YEA” Our spring turkey season opens this month on March 1 and extends through May 15. Now don’t let your heart rate go up yet – you’ve got plenty of time to start preparing for it. The limit is one bearded gobbler per day,

not to exceed four for the season. If you start scouting now, and practicing your calling between now and then, your chances for success will improve each day. Turkeys are an interesting study in behav-

ior. Seasoned turkey hunters know that there are really three distinct seasons for us in West Tennessee. During the first, the Toms, are “henning up” and harder to hunt. This typically lasts about three weeks or so,

HHS Tennis Coach Col. Stark Davis (from left) joined Greg Vanstory, Principal Dorothy Bond, Vice Principal Michelle Tillman and Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Drayton Hawkins to accept a check from Cub Cadet for the tennis program. Photo Submitted by Greg Vanstory answer was ‘Yes!’ A group of us met with Dr. King and got his enthusiastic blessing. After that, the answer to every question has been ‘Yes!’ From the Mayors to the Sheriff to Public Works, Parks and Recreation, the Utility Department, the County Farm, the high school and

a long list of volunteers, the response has been totally positive. This has been a perfect example of what can happen when different groups and individuals in the community pull together … and the work will be finished in time for our first home tennis match, March 15!”

“I am most appreciative to Cub Cadet for its contribution to the tennis program,” Drayton Hawkins said. Greg Vanstory and Cub Cadet go above and beyond for our student athletes. We can always depend on them and their support of Tomcat athletics.”

and you really have to be good on the calls to get their attention. You’ve got some very good competition from the genuine articles. The second is when the hens start nesting and begin laying. Then, they (the Toms) become a little more interested in you. In the third, toward the end of the season, your success seems to improve, as the bearded boys become frustrated and wonder where their girl friends have all gone. The hens usually lay around 10 to 11 eggs, which will keep them on the nest the remainder of the season, unless the weather allows for an early start or a second nesting, so don’t give up as the season rolls into May. This might be your best chance for success.

Here are some new products that may help: Hunter Specialties new Smokin’ Gun Combo. It comes with three great new calls to help turkey hunters fill their tags this spring (don’t forget, turkeys must be tagged as big game). The Smoking Gun Combo includes the box call, glass friction call and diaphragm call. The box call is a true handmade custom hybrid boat paddle style call that not only sounds great, but is very versatile as well. The call is completely waterproof and is constructed of walnut. It can easily produce all the sounds in the turkey vocabulary including gobbler yelps. The Smokin’ Gun Friction Call features a custom made wood pan with a sounding board for

the most realistic yelps, clucks, cutts and purrs available. The larger friction surface allows you to easily use the striker in different locations on the call to change pitch and tone, sounding like several different hens. The deep pan also provides plenty of volume when needed. The Diaphragm Call is of a three-reed design with a middle cut for higher pitch. It features Infinity Latex, durable and consistent latex that also uses water resistant tape, so you can easily get a full season of use out of each call. Start practicing now and let me know what you find. Better yet, show me where you find them! Get Outside!

TWRA offers incentives for bobwhite habitat The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering one-time incentive payments for high value habitat practices in several USDA programs in targeted bobwhite restoration counties in 2012. Bobwhite quail, along with other wildlife that depend on the same habitats, such as field sparrows, Bachman’s sparrows and cottontail rabbits, have been suffering from longterm population declines. The TWRA incentives are in addition to the regular cost-share and other payments in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Practices for which TWRA incentive payments will be offered include: Conversion of at least five acres cropland or grass-

land to native grassland with native shrub thicket and/or hedgerows; establishment of at least five acres of pollinator habitat (wildflowers with some native grasses and shrubs) in blocks and/or field buffers; performing prescribed burning, strip disking, strip herbicide application and/or shrubby cover development on at least five acres of existing native grasses not currently under an active USDA contract; prescribed burning of thinned woodlands; development of shrubby cover by thinning the edges of woodlands adjacent to fields and/ or renovation of existing hedgerows and the establishment of wide (over 50 foot average width) native grass buffers in the Conservation Reserve Program. Counties in which the incentives will be offered include: West Tennessee – Carroll, Crockett,

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Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henry, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Tipton and Weakley; Middle Tennessee – Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maury, Montgomery and Robertson; East Tennessee – McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Greene, Hancock and Hawkins. In these programs, a TWRA or USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) biologist will develop a management plan for your property to address the priority wildlife and other resource needs. In the WHIP and EQIP programs, your plans will be scored and ranked against other contracts for acceptance. Offers that include the identified practices are awarded additional ranking points. The CRP practices are available on a noncompetitive continuous signup basis, and will

be automatically approved if the land and landowners meet eligibility requirements. In Tennessee, the CRP now also offers, in addition to the CP33 – Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (typically established on crop field edges), the CP29 – Marginal Pastureland Wildlife Habitat Buffers and CP30 – Marginal Pastureland Wetland Buffers. These can be applied on marginal pasturelands adjacent to sinkholes and degraded stream banks. The TWRA incentives are paid after the eligible practices are applied to the land TWRA funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis while funding lasts. “We are offering the TWRA incentive payment to highlight and increase enrollment in practices that provide the best habitat for bobwhites and associated native grass-

land wildlife,” said Mark Gudlin, TWRA Private Lands Liaison. “Several of the program opportunities are relatively new, such as the CP29 and CP30 practices and the edge feathering and hedgerow renovation practices in WHIP and EQIP. Furthermore,

we are trying to increase participation in counties that have the best chance for bobwhite recovery.” For more information, contact your local USDA Service Center or your local TWRA or NRCS Wildlife Biologist.

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Liberty stops Haywood in region quarterfinals By JEFF IRELAND Haywood gave Liberty all it could handle through two quarters Saturday night in the Region 7-AA quarterfinals, leading by as much as nine points late in the first quarter. But in the end a more experienced Liberty squad had too much firepower and went on to a 78-56 win on its home floor, ending Haywood's season. With 7:12 left in the third quarter, Haywood point guard Nigel Peeples converted a 3-point play to tie the score at 39-all. Haywood (21-9), however, didn't score again until the 1:45 mark of the third quarter and Liberty put up 14 straight points during the stretch to build a double-digit lead it would never lose. Tomcat coach Kendall Dancy pointed to defense as the reason for Liberty's third-quarter surge. “As a basketball team we need to learn to get stops,” Dancy said. “We didn't do that (during Liberty's run).”

Playing in front of a packed gym that included a lot of vocal Haywood fans, the Tomcats were hot early. Tarcus Hughes scored eight straight points for Haywood, including a pair of 3-pointers, during a three-minute stretch, sparking an 11-4 Tomcat run that resulted in a 23-14 lead with 58 seconds left in the first quarter. Peeples hit a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter and Jeffrey Starks hit a long ball with 2:12 left until halftime to tie the score at 34-all. With 4:38 left in the third quarter, Liberty's Daniel Hill, who finished with 19 points, banked in a 3-pointer to cap a 10-0 Liberty run. Haywood called timeout at that point, but Liberty pushed its lead to 15 by the end of the period and cruised from there. Starks led Haywood with 13 points. Maclin and Peeples each had 11. Hughes scored all 10 of his points in the first half. Liberty's Tavarius Gause led all scorers with 21 points.

The loss marked the end of a season full of highlights for the Tomcats, including a third-place finish in the district and wins over some of the area's top teams like Covington and Westview. “We lost the momentum in the second half,” said Maclin. “But I thought overall we played a good game … This is the best season I've had since I've been playing ball.” As Dancy prepared to jump on the bus back to Brownsville, he reflected on his team, which is made up primarily of underclassmen. Just one senior, Demarcus Tyus, graduates. On several occasions the team's starting lineup consisted entirely of freshmen and sophomores. “We're a young team, we won 20 ball games and we return everybody but one senior,” Dancy said. “I'm proud of my coaching staff, the administration and my ball team. I'm looking forward to next year. We'll be back.”

Tomcat sophomore Tarcus Hughes tries to get around Liberty's Tavarius Gause during the first half of a Region 7-AA quarterfinal game Saturday night in Jackson. Hughes scored 10 points, but the Tomcats lost, 78-56, ending their season.

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Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Sunrise Sunset 6:25 AM 5:54 PM

Sunrise Sunset 6:22 AM 5:55 PM

Sunrise Sunset 6:23 AM 5:54 PM

City Athens Bristol Chattanooga Clarksville Columbia Cookeville Crossville Dayton Dyersburg Gatlinburg

Hi 67 67 64 72 68 66 63 68 72 65

Lo Cond. 48 t-storm 47 t-storm 46 t-storm 43 t-storm 44 t-storm 45 t-storm 44 t-storm 49 t-storm 45 rain 43 t-storm

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

Moon Phases

Hi 67 72 64 67 66 69 67 66 68 73

Lo Cond. 46 t-storm 43 t-storm 46 t-storm 48 t-storm 46 t-storm 50 t-storm 48 t-storm 43 t-storm 48 t-storm 44 t-storm

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

Hi 73 68 69 66 73 70 73 68 67 67

Lo Cond. 42 t-storm 46 t-storm 44 t-storm 48 t-storm 41 t-storm 46 t-storm 44 t-storm 45 t-storm 48 t-storm 47 t-storm

UV Index





Feb 21

Mar 1

Mar 8

Mar 15

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5 5 4 5 5 Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate The UV Index is measured on a 0 11 number scale, with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater skin protection.



The Brownsville States-Graphic  

The March 1, 2012 issue of the Brownsville States-Graphic

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