Veterans Day Friday, November 11, 2011
146th Year • No. 37
Haywood County, Tennessee
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Area hit with a few thefts By CALVIN CARTER email@example.com
While it may have been a bit calm crime wise in the city that hasn’t prevented a few arrests from the Brownsville Police Department (BPD). Authorities arrested a suspect for a shoplifting incident last Monday, October 31. James Hardin Jr., was caught by the police shortly after shoplifting the AutoZone located on East Main at approximately 4 p.m. Authorities already had a warrant for Hardin’s arrest for a September incident that saw the suspect evade authorities following an attempted traffic stop. Once followed by authorities, he pulled over his vehicle and ran away on foot. In addition to being charged with shoplifting-theft of property, Hardin was also charged with speeding, evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. In other news, a Brownsville woman was arrested in connection of a robbery. Tuesday, October 22, at 6:57 a.m., authorities received a call about a Somerville man who was driving with the suspected woman on Tina Drive. When he stopped, two suspects took a bag from the man, which contained $1,400. see THEFTS page 3
Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson speaks at the Brownsville-Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. Picture by Calvin Carter
Gresham visits with state comptroller By CALVIN CARTER firstname.lastname@example.org
The position of Tennessee Comptroller may not be so simple to understand. Take Senator Delores Gresham’s attempt to better understand the role of Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson, both of whom made an appearance at the Brownsville-Haywood County Chamber of Commerce last Thursday November 2. Gresham recalled trying to
decipher Wilson’s role via a guide. “I looked for a guide. Well I found a guide, and it’s 36 pages on how to guide through the comptroller’s office,” Gresham recalled. “For heaven’s sake, 36 pages! So the man in charge of these 36 pages is here today.” Wilson, who took the role in January 2009, began his talk with the crowd by giving praise to the work of Gresham and her fearlessness at taking a fresh look at real change, he said.
“You see a lot in Nashville, that’s the way they think to solve a problem is you throw a lot of money at it,” Wilson said. “Well, she [Gresham] believes the way to solve problems is through real reform. And there’s a difference. There’s an important difference.” Wilson talked briefly about the state legislation’s recent activity before fielding questions from the crowd. He expressed how pleased he was that the state managed to put together a balanced
budget in the earliest time they’ve ever done. “Well, in Tennessee, we are going to pay our bills on time,” he said. We’re going to keep the courthouses open, have a full function government and meet our obligations. And what this legislature did is we cut our expenses, slightly reduced taxes, not much but they did reduce taxes and did not borrow any money except for capital expenses.” Wilson touched a bit on his responsibilities as see COMPTROLLER page 3
West Tennessee Solar Farm delayed
Completion of the West Tennessee Solar Farm appears to be hitting a bit of delay. The Associated Press reported recently that the farm, which was suppose to finish completion during fall may not go online until early next year. Project manager Elliott Barnett of Signal Energy LLC of Chattanooga, which designed and is building the farm, stated that the delay stems from “the upgrade of the electrical lines that go from the solar farm to the Chickasaw Electric Cooperative substation.” According to Barnett, the substation is where the power will actually hook into the grid and approximately nine miles of line needs upgrading. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will purchase power from the farm. Barnett expects it to generate $100,000 in revenue each month. There hasn’t been any official word yet on how the delay will affect the status of the proposed Welcome Center. Earlier this year, the state placed a stop on the welcome center construction due a freeze on funds. In September of this year, Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith announced that the freeze had been lifted by Governor Bill Haslam and that construction of the welcome center would finally take place, though no start date was given. The Haywood County Solar Farm is one of many projects granted both state and federal funding.
WWII Veteran revisits Europe By CALVIN CARTER email@example.com If you ever meet Haywood County resident, Roy “R.V.” Cannon, one of the first things you notice about him is his heart. Living alone at his residence off of Highway 70, Cannon spends most of his days tending to his garden of homegrown tomatoes, kiwis and mustard greens. To friends or church members, Cannon gives away what he’s grown without so much as even a mention. “I’ll do what I can to help other people. Life is too short to not do it that way.” Cannon would humbly say. And he welcomes company with straight talk on just about any subject you could imagine. But if you spend enough time with him, you also quickly learn that the 87-yearold isn’t just a veteran of life, but also a veteran of one of the world’s biggest wars. At 16, Cannon decided to volunteer for the army during World War II.
“I was young, and like most young people, figured that I knew everything,” Cannon said when asked why he joined. Cannon was appointed to the 635th Anti-Aircraft Division, which was attached to General Patton’s A Corp. A young man then, Cannon can still easily recall the horrors of World War II. “I lost a lot of buddies from that war. There were nine of us from the south that joined, and only me and one other person came back. The rest are up on the hill,” Cannon said. The veteran found action in some of WWII’s most brutal battles, including the Battle Of Bastogne and D-Day on the beaches of Normandy. “Someone once asked me about D-Day once, and I said, ‘I don’t believe hell would be any worse than D-Day that day,’” he said. We lost too many men. It was the first time I’d ever seen anything like that.” For Cannon, that particular day was not only an eye opener on the savagery of
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Roy Cannon pictured with Dr. Laura Cox during the Forever Young sponsored trip to Europe for WWII veterans. war, but was also window into his faith. “Before that day, I thought I was a Christian. Afterwards, I knew that I am a Christian because I was on my knees asking God to please get us through this.”
Cannon served for four years before going into the reserves and then eventually retiring. Despite the horrors he was exposed to, his patriotism clearly remains intact. “I am proud to have served see VETERAN page 3
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City hears results from SWTDD By CALVIN CARTER
Happy Birthday Gardner Building By CALVIN CARTER firstname.lastname@example.org The businesses at the Gardner Building on the court square celebrated their Ten year- anniversary Tuesday, November 8 during a special open house. During these past ten years, the building has
housed a multitude of numerous businesses including at one point, Bethel University, Child Support Services and District Attorney Garry Brown’s office. Currently, the building houses Crye Leike Real Estate Specialists, who along with Martin’s
Exterminating Company have operated at the building for ten years, Hooper Law Firm, PLLC, which has been at the building for five years and Staplecotn, which has been there for almost four years, and Helping Hands Advocacy Group has been there for two years.
Pictured are owners and representatives from each of the listed businesses. Attendees were able to view a scrapbook detailing the building’s history beyond ten years and also enjoy some light refreshments including a special cake from E.W. James that had the current businesses listed.
The Brownsville Board of Mayor and Aldermen met for their monthly meeting Tuesday, November 8. The board dealt with a light agenda, having no ordinances or resolutions to really vote for. The board spent nearly half of the meeting hearing from the Southwest Tennessee Development District (SWTDD) on the Regional Economic Development District (REDI) program. According to REDI Director the program has grown from three employees to 12, has helped numerous students get ready for college through their mentorship program and locally, has already provided 13 recipients with scholarships. “This program began March of last year and I want to thank Mayor Matherne for being a great supporter,” SWTTD Executive Director Joe
Barker said. In other board news, Mayor Jo Matherne touched on a few city projects that will be coming to a close, including news on the court square work. The mayor anticipates that primary construction the project should be finished in two weeks. The city is of course also aiming to get a $900,000 grant to do sidewalk construction work for East Main street. The board also scheduled a budget workshop to tackle any amendments that need to be made to the budget, given this fiscal year’s projects and grants received. And finally, TVA’s bill for September was $1,420,386.56. This month an average residential electric bill should have decreased at approximately one percent. And September unemployment was at 13.5 percent.
Morris earns Combat Engineer award By CALVIN CARTER email@example.com Gunnery Sergeant Jerry G. Morris is the son of Tim and Renee Morris of Bells, and the grandson of Jerry and Peggy Lewis of Brownsville and the late Jerry and Faye Morris of Jackson. He graduated from Haywood High School in 1999 and he joined the United States Marines three days later on May 24, 1999. Gunnery Sergeant Morris has done one deployment to Iraq and just recently returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan in May. He is currently stationed in Oahu Hawaii, where he lives with his wife Tambra and stepson Trsisten and expecting a baby in April. Morris was recently awarded the Combat Engineer Staff Noncommissioned Officer of the Year from the Marine Corps Engineer Association and The Society of American Military Engineers for service set forth in the following: For superior performance of duties while serving as Platoon
Sergeant Second Platoon, Mobility Assault Company, First Combat Engineer Battalion, First Marine Division From April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. On November 9, 2010, while in connection with combat operations involving conflict with an opposing force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Second Platoon’s lead vehicle struck an improvised explosive device, which triggered an aggressive ambush from an enemy squad sized reinforced element, Gunnery Sergeant Morris courageously exposed himself to AK47 and machine gun fire, establishing security and coordinated the extraction and evacuation of the casualty while simultaneously calling out distances and marking targets with yellow smoke enabling the platoon machine gunners to provide cover fire with devastating results. On December 16, 2010, the platoon’s lead vehicle again took a direct hit from an improvised
explosive device, which immediately triggered enemy mortar and small arms fires. Gunnery Sergeant Morris, boldly and valiantly, while exposed to enemy fire from the south, successfully cleared the area of all improvised explosive device threats and spearheaded the extraction of the four marines out of the down vehicle while simultaneously ensuring the effective fires of all weapon systems were held in force; ultimately forcing the determined enemy to retreat. On January 16, 2011, the platoon was decisively engaged by Ak-47 and RPG fire. Morris again exposed himself to enemy fires and brilliantly executed marking multiple targets with yellow smoke, allowing the platoon to mass all fires on the enemy. Morris’ initiative, perseverance and total dedication to duty reflected credit upon him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
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VETERAN continued my country. And if I had to go through it again, knowing what know now, I would. I think everyone should do their part for this country.” Recently, Cannon received the opportunity to go back to Europe, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Forever Young Senior Wish, a public charitable organization in Memphis founded by Diane Hight. The organization has a history of taking WWII veterans to the National WWII Memorial in Washington D.C., yet this
time the organization chose to take a group of 15 veterans, including Cannon to Europe. For Cannon, the opportunity to revisit Europe was both emotionally difficult, yet also satisfying. “It did bring back a lot of bad memories being back over there,” Cannon recalled. “It was hurtful, but it was also joyful to see how much the Bastognian and Belgium people felt about us. They treated us like liberators.” Cannon received three
medals from the people of Bastogne, already adding to his impressive collection of medals and ribbons for his bravery. Yet, no matter how many times he may be recognized for his efforts, the veteran remains humble in his role during WWII. “I don’t claim to be a hero. The boys that didn’t come home, they’re the heroes,” he said. If you’d like more information on Forever Young, please call 901299-7516.
COMPTROLLER continued a Comptroller, including providing audits as well as serving as a bit of “money cop” when it comes to catching episodes of financial fraud, waste and abuse. “Usually when we come to see you, it’s not a good sign,” Wilson noted.
Wilson concluded his time that afternoon, by taking questions on a variety of subjects, including Tennessee’s positive stance in the eyes of rating agencies, West Tennessee’s few debt or fraud problems yet current lack of economic development and his
view on the future of the proposed West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. “It’s a lot of land and you want to make sure you get the right lead tenant,” Wilson said. “I don’t know what effect it will have on jobs, but it’s got to be a real positive.”
The man left his car and chased after the two suspects, but did not catch them. When he arrived back to his car, the woman, listed as Amanda Cheries Seymour, had left
the vehicle. Seymour has been arrested by authorities in connection with the crime and charged with aggravated robbery, theft of property over $1,000
and prostitution. BPD is still seeking information on the two other suspects. If you have any information concerning the crime, call Crime Stoppers at 731-772-2274.
Brownsville Exchange chooses students of the month By CALVIN CARTER
The Brownsville Exchange Club chose their Students of The Month for the months of August, September and October last Wednesday, November 2. Reeves Garrett, the son of Art and Laurel Garrett is a Haywood High School Senior (HHS) who
is involved in a variety of activities, including Show Choir, Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial and president of Bible Club just to name a few. He assists the Brownsville Baptist Church by serving on their youth ministry and has been a part of Backpack Program at HHS. His hobbies include reading , singing, playing and watching
sports and playing the piano. Garrett said that he plans to attend Union University, where he will major in Biblical Studies. From there he hopes to attend Southern Theological Seminary. Madison Eubanks, the daughter of Teresa Russell and Stanley Eubanks is a HHS Senior who has been a Varsity Football Cheerleader
Captain, served in Mock Trial, Beta Club President, French Club Vice President and Tennis Team participant to name a few. Eubanks has found herself also involved in HHS Backpack Club and active in her church youth group at FUMC. She enjoys reading, dance lesion and working at Kreme Kastle. Her future plans are to attend
college but is undecided about where or what to major in. And finally, Seth Tillman, the son of Sammy and Michelle Tillman is a HHS Senior who has been involved in Mock Trial, Show Choir, Tennis Team and Mu Alpha Theta to name a few. Tillman has also served as a member of Methodist Church
Council Youth Group and Youth Choir. He enjoys playing guitar, listening to music and playing and watching sports. He plans on going to college and majoring in Business/ Economic and continue his postsecondary education in Graduate School. Photos By Calvin Carter
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County Resource Parents honored By CALVIN CARTER
Haywood County residents, Arthur and Brenda Pearson were recognized by the Haywood County Resource Parents for
receiving the Foster Parent of the Year award September 17 in Memphis from the West Tennessee Chapter. The two currently have five foster/adopted children and may be adding more to the
family in the form of three siblings. Pictured with the Pearsons were Southwest region
Regional Director Chris Chapman and Haywood County President Freddie Burnette.
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The Brownsville States-Graphic
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson
Not much of a hunter While riding down Highway 76 recently, the sound of gunshots rang across the horizon as I drove through the Hatchie Wildlife Refuge. The sound of rapid gunﬁre served as a quick reminder that another hunting season had ofﬁcially opened. It also reminded me of all the invitations I’ve received through the years to join a hunting expedition. I would graciously thank them but excuse myself because of other things that needed to be done. After all, it would have taken too long to explain the entire story regarding my experiences as a hunter. The time came when some friends and relatives decided that it was time for me to get some hunting instructions. Apparently, they thought a young boy growing up in Stogum Bottom so close to wild life and didn’t hunt had to be somewhat abnormal. My ﬁrst hunting experience started at three o’clock one morning. We all got up early because the members of the hunting team would not start any day without a hearty breakfast that included a full course meal.
Now my instructors were not aware of a few things. This may be news to some friends and acquaintances today that don’t realize that I never drank coffee or eat breakfast in the days of my youth. In fact, my mama always told me that I turned out to be the runt in the family because I never ate breakfast during my development years. After a while, the men had full stomachs and were ready to take on the day. Meanwhile, I had been successful in removing most of the sleepies from my eyes, and we started on our journey to the team’s favorite hunting site. Things didn’t get better. In fact, they got progressively worse. We walked single ﬁle through the woods. Uncle J.W. went ﬁrst. I was second in the ﬁle and Mr. Charlie brought up the rear. My grand ole uncle would push tree limbs to the side in order to pass and let go with perfect timing that knocked me to ground more than once. By the time we arrived at the hunting site, I was a rambling wreck looking more like the hunted rather than the hunter. After arriving on the
hunting site, Mr. Charlie looked at me and said, “Son, ﬁnd you a place to sit down and get comfortable while we wait for more daylight.” Did he say for me to get comfortable? That would be absolutely impossible sitting with my back to a tree on a hard ground, slapped repeatedly by gigantic tree limbs, suffering from a sprained ankle after stepping in a gopher hole, and soaked inside and out after falling from a log while attempting to cross a creek. As dawn approached, the shooting really started and they were bringing in the squirrels. Mr. Charlie noticed that I was covering my ears every time they ﬁred a shot. This situation really stumped them. “What are we going to do?” asked the uncle. “We have one of two choices,” replied Mr. Charlie. “We can either hold the gun or pull the trigger while he covers his ears or we can ﬁnd a way to cover his ears while he shoots the gun.” Needless to say, I didn’t shoot the gun that day. That day came a little later but that’s another story”.
Publisher’s Corner Brian Blackley
Fincher gets educatation The work of a U.S. Representative is never done according to freshman U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump, Tenn.) who serves the people of the Eighth Congressional District that includes Haywood County. Fincher’s already on the campaign trail, a fact he said comes from serving a two-year term. “It never ends,” he said. After serving eight months in Congress in what was an election-day landslide that swept Fincher and other GOP candidates into the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Fincher has seen the inside of the Beltway and he’s faced a few surprises. “I’m very conservative,” he said. “I ran as a conservative. But when I got to Washington, I realized I was moderate in comparison to some others.” Fincher said he supports many T.E.A. Party ideas, but he admits he’s not in their corner (nor are they in his) on all issues. “The T.E.A. Party is mad I didn’t shut the government down,” he said. “I told people, ‘You don’t understand what a shut down means,’ and they didn’t understand what that meant either.” And the polarity that exists between left-wing extremists who represent a portion of the Democratic Party and the right-wing extremists who represent a portion of the Republican Party makes it “difﬁcult to govern,” Fincher believes. “((House Minority Leader Nancy) Pelosi has a direction she wants to go, and the Speaker of
the House (John Boehner) has has a direction he wants to go and they’re not even on the same planet,” Fincher said. He added, “The country has been going down the wrong path for some time and I mean under both sides (Republican and Democrat),” he said. “It’s not one party. But it’s our responsibility to deal with the problems that are bankrupting us as a country.” Fincher’s moderation gave way to outright conservatism when he introduced a bill earlier this month that would require drug testing for a percentage of welfare beneﬁciaries and he has drawn a lot of ﬁre from leftists for the proposed bill. And he acknowledges it won’t likely become law. Even if it passes the House, which he said is possible, but not likely, it will be dead on arrival in the Senate. Still, he thinks the dialogue generated by the proposal is positive. Fincher also supports the notion of individual accountability and bristles at the idea of bigger government making many decisions on a personal and family level. And he thinks government spending is out of control and cites regulations like the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and regulations on energy policy imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency as being bad for the country’s economy and he believes we should tap into the oil in the Outer Continental Shelf of Alaska.
“We have enough oil to run the country for 500 years,” he said. Responsible drilling, he said, is the key to minimize the environmental impact while meeting our country’s energy demand. “I am a farmer by heart. I love the outdoors. I love hunting and ﬁshing and the environment ,” he said. “No one wants to protect the environment more than I do, but when people are spending twice as much on gas and energy as they used to, we have to do something.” Dodd-Frank, a bill that led to sweeping bank changes, Fincher said, is wellintentioned, but he says it has resulted in banks imposing other charges and fees to customers in order to rebound proﬁt margins from the hit the regulations brought. Locally, Fincher anticipates a redristicting of the state that could bring changes to Haywood County’s representation in the Tennessee House of Representatives; Currently, Speaker Emeritus Jimmy Naifeh (D-Covington) serves Haywood County, but the district he represents could change and encompass more of Tipton County, leaving Haywood County in another district. Meanwhile, Fincher says he plans to keep making decisions in Washington on behalf of his district, not on behalf of House Speaker John Boehner or Majority Whip Eric Cantor. “When I vote, I vote for my district,” he said.
By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples
Blood in the Streets Even though the election of 2012 is more than a year away, spokespersons from both major parties are predicting that the other side plans to run the ugliest, most negative campaign in history. And unhappily for the rest of us, they could both be right. National leaders of our two major political parties seem to genuinely detest each other, and everyone is already scared and angry, and the potential for actual violence is frighteningly high. It has happened before, you know, many times. Even Tennessee made the news just a few years ago when a candidate for the state legislature murdered his opponent, but a century ago, Tennessee was the scene of an even more spectacular political killing. It was 103 years ago this week that former senator and recently defeated gubernatorial candidate, Edward Ward Carmack, was gunned down on the streets of Nashville by a political opponent. Senator Carmack had been a newspaperman before he went into politics, and he was famous, or I should say, infamous, for writing ﬁery, scathing editorials against his enemies. In 1892, he became editor of the Memphis Commercial, the forerunner newspaper to the Commercial Appeal, and it was from there that he began his ascent in politics. He ran for congress in 1896 and was reelected two more times before being appointed to the United States Senate by the state legislature in 1901. (He was elected by the legislature because until passage of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed in 1913, the Constitution required that all senators be chosen by state legislatures.) Carmack only served one term, however, because the legislature refused to reappoint him, choosing former governor, Bob Taylor, to replace him in 1907. Angered and bitter, he ran against the incumbent governor, Malcolm Patterson, the next year making statewide prohibition the major issue in the campaign. Prohibition was the most controversial political subject in the state at the time. After the dust had settled, Carmack was the loser in an extremely close race, but he vowed to ﬁght on. He accepted another newspaper job, this time in Nashville, as editor of the newly formed Nashville Tennessean, and he used his
editorship to bitterly attack all his political enemies, one of them being an elderly, retired businessmen named Duncan Cooper who was a close friend of the current governor. Carmack suggested that the governor and all his friends were corrupt, and he compared Cooper to a saloon owner in the seediest part of town. Cooper was wealthy and distinguished and he was shocked and infuriated that Carmack would insult him editorially, so he demanded that Carmack cease and desist. Carmack responded with two more negative editorials. The two men passed threats back and forth, and both began to go armed. Cooper’s son, Robin Cooper, an attorney in Nashville, began to escort his father around town for protection. Then, as fate decreed it, one afternoon while the Coopers were in Robin Cooper’s law ofﬁce at Third and Church Street, they got a call from Governor Patterson asking them to come up to the Governor’s Mansion to meet with him. They, of course, agreed. The Tennessee Governor’s Mansion at that time stood where the War Memorial Building is now, so they set out, both armed, on foot. Carmack, as fate would have it, was also out that afternoon, also armed and they met on Seventh Avenue, on opposite sides of the street. Upon seeing Carmack, the older Cooper crossed the street to confront him, and that’s when the confusion and the gunﬁre began. Five shots were ﬁred, two by Carmack and three by Cooper’s son, Robin. When it was over, young Cooper
was wounded, and Senator Carmack lay dead upon the sidewalk. Both Coopers, as well as a man walking beside them, were taken to jail and charged with murder, thus setting the stage for the most sensational murder trial in Nashville history. After a long, exhaustive trial (one of the closing arguments lasted nine and a half hours.) Both Duncan’s were found guilty of seconddegree murder, and each was sentenced to 20 years in prison. They appealed, and several months later the Tennessee Supreme Court overturned the younger Cooper’s conviction but let the one against the old man stand. But he never went to prison, because within minutes of the Court’s announcing its decision, Governor Patterson pardoned him, setting off a storm of controversy that ultimately led to Patterson’s losing the governor’s ofﬁce. When the legislature came back in session, their ﬁrst act was to pass a statewide prohibition bill, partly to honor the “martyred” Carmack. Another thing they did was to commission the placement of a statue of Senator Carmack on the State Capitol Grounds where it stands today, between the State Capitol Building and the Legislative Plaza, right above the tunnel named for famous Tennessee whiskey maker, Lem Motlow. You’ve probably seen the statue many times if you have much business at the State Capitol or the Legislature, and if you’re like most people, you’ve wondered who the heck that guy was. Well now you know.
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The Brownsville States-Graphic
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Congratulations to Happy 50th Anniversary Mrs. Gail Smith Dean
The residents of the Douglass Community extend a big congratulations to Mrs. Gail Smith Dean for the splendid job on the preparation of a cake she decorated for
Governor Bill Haslam. She was asked to prepare refreshments for his visit to speak with the newly hired teachers for Fayette County. Mrs. Dean is the Food Service Supervisor for
Fayette County schools. She decided to show her artistic ability by decorating the cake. She is a former resident of this community, but now resides in Somerville. She is the daughter of the late Selix Smith and Ethel Powell Smith, proud wife of Littleton Dean Sr. and mother of Littleton Jr. and Robert Dean. She is a 1972 graduate of Haywood High and partner in her family catering business, The Sibbling LLC. Needless to say, she is a member of Douglass Chapel C.M.E. Church, where the pastor is Rev. James Humphreys. The members are very proud of her for her many capabilities and always does a good job wherever she serves.
with a reception given by their children on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Family Entertainment Center on Highway 64 in Whiteville. They were married November 18, 1961. They have two children, Terry Goodman and wife Cheryl and Marlene Cabanaw and husband Keith. They have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to join the celebration.
William (Bubba) and Lillie Bell Goodman will
their golden anniversary
Baby Joseph Terry Martin born
Joseph Terry Martin,was born October 5, 2011 weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces. The mother is Bridget Harris of Brownsville and the father is James T. Martin Jr. of Stanton. Proud grandparents are James and Cathy Martin of Stanton, Teresa Martin of Memphis, Joseph Kimble (Kim) Harris of Mena, Ark., and Kenny and Donna Manness of Brownsville. Great-grandmother is Jewell Harris of Grand Junction.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Pruitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Marie Pruitt,granddaughter to the late Bonnie Bolden and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pruitt to Eric Banks, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Banks and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Webb Banks and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Clemens and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kelly and Danny Boss. The ceremony will be held on November 19, 2011, at Union Grove United Methodist Church and the reception will follow at the Brownsville Country Club.
Ninth Review Club Meets
The Ninth Review Club met on Tuesday, November 1, at the lovely country home of Lynne Waddell. After mingling and talking for a short time, a very informative business meeting was held. Genie Taylor read the minutes from the last meeting, and it was discussed that we provided eye glasses for two students who needed them. We were also brought up-to-date on the two children from the Carl Perkins Center to whom we will give Christmas presents this year. Janet Moore was in charge of the program, which was very entertaining. Janet reviewed an article in Southern Living magazine that was written by Rick Bragg. He talked about
Holiday Traditions and life growing up in the South, to which he added multitudes of humor and fun. After Janet’s delightful presentation, each of the club members told of happy or humorous holidays they had experienced in life. We truly had a good time bringing back all the memories. Our club is celebrating our 40th year in 2011, and our president, Margie Hooper, has several things planned for us. We are all contributing recipes, which will be compiled and distributed to all members at the end of the year. Our theme for the year is “Getting to know each other better.” Sheri Richards has offered her beautiful home for our annual
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Christmas party, which we are all looking forward to attending, along with our spouses. Thanks to Sheri and Ronnie. After the meeting, we were treated to a delicious dessert, which was made by Christy Smith. It is hard to believe, but our next meeting will be our Christmas party at the Richards’ home on December 9.
Wow, the month of November sure did get here fast! It seems like just yesterday that we were just beginning the year and now we are almost at the end. Time sure does fly! And sometimes we wish that it would slow down just a little bit so that we could enjoy it a little more. Such is life. The library would like to extend our warmest thanks and job well done to Mr. Tom Lea for his Lunch and Learn program last week. Mr. Tom is an inspiration with plants, leaves and gourds. Thank you, thank you, thank you for presenting such a great
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 13-4-202 notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Municipal-Regional Planning Commission of Brownsville, Tennessee on December 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM in the city courtroom at Brownsville City Hall. The hearing is to receive public input into adopting the “Brownsville On The Move” Plan. A draft copy of this plan will be available and may be viewed in the office of the City Recorder during normal business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend and comment.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 134-202 notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held by the Board of Mayor and Alderman, Brownsville, Tennessee on December 13, 2011 at 5:30 PM in the city courtroom at Brownsville City Hall. The hearing is to receive public input into adopting the “Brownsville On The Move” Plan. A draft copy of this plan will be available and may be viewed in the office of the City Recorder during normal business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend and comment.
program for us. Since the holiday season is coming upon us, there will be NO Lunch and Learn programs for the months of November and December. Lunch and Learn will begin again in January. Have a great holiday season. Since this is a new month, here is the calendar of events for the Elma Ross Public Library for the month of November: Tuesday, November 15 is Friends Night at the Library at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this great program. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Geni Holmes, an
Oakfield resident who has written a children’s book titled “Adventures with Papa and Jaycee with Duckey.” Please join us, all are invited to attend. Monday, November 21 is Toddler Time at 11 a.m. All Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come and hear stories, color and have a light snack. The Elma Ross Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25 in Observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a blessed day. Happy Reading!
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MERCER BAPTIST 1201 S. Dupree Ave. • 772-2536 NEW HOPE BAPTIST 586 Bond Ferry Rd. • 772-5616 NEW REVELATION MISSIONARY BAPTIST 400 Rawls St. • 772-1020 NEW VISION COMMUNITY 612 Fulton Rd. • 772-2663 OAKVIEW BAPTIST Winfield Lane • 772-3933
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METHODIST BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT UMC 1489 E. Main St. • 772-9882 DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH 3515 Dancyville Rd. • 548-6725
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STANTON UNITED METHODIST 115 Covington St. • 234-4914
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IGLESIA BAUTISTA CRISTO REY 1458 E. Main St. • 772-6024
MACEDONIA BAPTIST 103 Macedonia Rd. • 772-4770
PROSPECT CME #1 2656 Prospect Lane * 772-9070
UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538
CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD BROWNSVILLE 1155 Berkley Dr • 772-5531
LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1230 E. Jefferson St. • 772-8027
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Hillville - Eurekaton News By By Vicki Williams Vicki Williams
We welcome Mrs. Matilda Landreth, Mrs. Earline Jones and Ms. Mary Jones, to our facility and hope they enjoy their stay with us. Thank you to Mrs. Mary Barkens for coming on Tuesday, calling out the numbers for bingo and also providing the fruit for the game. She is also so faithful to come on Wednesdays to polish our ladies nails. Thank you, Mrs. Mary. Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, Community Temple of the Living Church ladies, Mrs. Mary Barkens, Bingo ladies, First Assembly of God Church ladies, Mrs. Gennet Rogers and Good
Hope Baptist Church. The Birthday Party was enjoyed by all. Friends and family all gathered in the front dining room to help our eight birthday guests celebrate their birthday. Thank you to Wal-Mart Bakery – Lula, for the delicious marble cake with whipped icing all decorated with each birthday patient’s name on the cake, pumpkin and turkeys. Also, thank you to First Baptist Church Deaconess and for all the lovely birthday gifts and First Baptist Church Deaconess, Westside Church of Christ and Oakview Baptist Church for all the thoughtful birthday cards.
Our Resident of the Month for November is Mrs. Mable Brasher. Congratulations, Mrs. Mable! Our residents thoroughly enjoyed James Allen Clark Musical from Nashville. He sings, plays the guitar and even danced with some of the residents. They all always enjoy his entertainment. Thought for the Week: “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating. There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of weather.” - John Ruskin
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By Denise Phillips
Zion Baptist Church certainly proved the tithe Sunday morning following the sudden death of our beloved Pastor Mark Conway last Monday. Thanks to an amazing group of deacons who picked up with plans already in place and followed through with them. This program was followed by many testimonies given concerning memories of Brother Mark. That man was everyone’s friend! Please continue to pray for Lisa, Sarah, David, Hannah, Rachel and Bobby, as well as the rest of our Church family. Sunday afternoon, Jimmy and I traveled to Hillville and had dinner with our son, Jason and his family. We rode the “Cub” with the grandkids and had a beautiful afternoon of fellowship.
A special thanks to Brother Grover Westover, pastor of Harmony Baptist Church for emailing me the information from the community prayer breakfast Thursday morning. He presented the devotion to 21 men and said the breakfast will continue! Anyone interested in joining this faithful group, come to Zion’s family life center every Thursday morning at six. Friday night, my brother Tommy and Judy came over for a visit. We enjoyed dinner at the Olympic in Bells and ran into Scottie and Betty Morris and Mike and Jane Hopper and family. Saturday afternoon we watched our son Jason play in a softball tournament in Brownsville where his team (Jessie Hayes) won. We carried our granddaughter Alivia
with us while her parents Justin and Britany went Christmas shopping. She had a blast playing with her cousins Jacob and Lillie. When we returned home mama came over for a brief visit as well as my brother Charles and Barbara. Zion’s youth enjoyed a hayride at the home of Wayne and Patsy Tritt Saturday night. Everyone had a great time of much needed fellowship and fun. Don’t forget - Harvest Day (20th) and Community Thanksgiving Service at Allen (22nd). Please pray for those who are sick, our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins, those who have lost loved ones and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news, people want to know!
By Debbie Sterbinsky By Debbie Sterbinsky cleaning around here! Although there is still some yet to go, Stanton is looking a lot better than it did. Stantonians, let’s take pride in what we DO have, and not worry about what we DON’T have. Picture Stanton falling down a few years ago and look at it now, things can change for the better, and I think we are on the right road. That road throws us for a curve every once in a while, but we’ll make it. And I’m like the rest of you, I want to see things quicker, but geesh, the government process is so full of red tape it takes forever to do anything! More and more breakins… such a shame. Stanton is not exempt from such goings on; thieves even broke into the Town Hall last week. We have a good idea who this was, not much goes on around here somebody doesn’t see. We’re just a poor little town, have no money and certainly keep none on any government premises, so please don’t damage our buildings.
Wednesday, November 23 at 7 p.m. This joint service includes Mt. Pleasant UMC and Harmony Baptist Church. All Cancer Survivors in attendance will be recognized during this very special service. Please make plans to join us as we unite as a community for this service. Bro. Jerry Wilson of Mt. Pleasant UMC will be the speaker. The Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Women met on Wednesday, November 2. Those in attendance were Lillie Goodman, Hope Cannon, Deborah Lewis, Peggy Lewis, Marcia Watson, Barbara Hayes and I. Hope Cannon presented the Pledge Service. Bible study at Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend. Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day. Take the time to thank a Veteran for the sacrifices given so you can have freedom today. On behalf of Mt. Pleasant Church, we would like to say thank you to Luther Austin, Billy Austin Jr., Wayne Austin, Bobby Cannon, Billy Edmonds,
Barney Garrett, Eugene Kirkland, Ray Williams and Bro. Jerry Wilson for their sacrifices and their commitment to serving our country. Birthday wishes this week to Randall Phillips, Jennifer Williams, Lee Cannon, my nephew Tyler Watson, Chasity Campbell Williams, Marilyn Hammers and Vicki Austin. Prayer requests this week include David McClanahan, Luther and Edna Austin, Robert Campbell, Anneli Myers, James Elrod, Rosie Pentz, Sharon Bouillion, Linda Kirkland, Ruth Vestal, William Logan, Sandra Goodman, Leah Scallions, Enid Powell, Darlene Rossen, Fletcher Lewis, Dorothy Bruce, Earline Benard, Shirley Morgan, the military, the nation and the community. Sympathy to the families of Bro. Mark Conway and Mrs. Barbara McGary in the loss of their loved ones. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885 after 5 p.m. Until next week, God bless.
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StantonNews News nton First of all, for those of you cleaning up after Halloween, our friends at Oleo Acres have announced that you can donate your pumpkins, straw, cornstalks and any unwanted decorations or costumes to Oleo Acres to be reused instead of adding to the landfill. We also have other residents willing to take straw if you need to get rid of some. Thanksgiving is soon approaching and Christmas is right behind it. The Stanton Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. I’ve already talked to Santa and he is right on schedule. As a matter of fact, he put in his order for breakfast that morning! Forms for entering the parade are available from Linda Jones, Coordinator at 731548-6182, or at the Stanton Welcome Center/Library 731-548-2564. Let’s make this the biggest parade yet for Stanton! We’ve made great strides this past year just
“How can we show others Christ’s blessing that we have received?” This is our Thought for the Week by Mark H. Anderson of Pennsylvania as published in the Upper Room Devotional. As we enter into the Thanksgiving holidays, we all have so much to be thankful for, but the greatest blessing of all is salvation through Jesus Christ. Many have not fully accepted or acknowledged God’s grace, but when it is accepted and acknowledged you will find peace. Nothing in our lives happen apart from God. Once this is realized, then it leads us to focus on others and we can share the blessing of faith with them. There will be a reception for Josh and Ericka Cannon on Sunday November 13 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Dancyville Community Center. There will be a money tree at the reception in lieu of gifts. The Joint Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by Bro. Robert Whitley and the congregation of Good Hope MB Church on
A few years ago we were fortunate to have the Stanton Academy. I have recently been told that the instructors from that class still hear from their students. I knew they left their phone numbers with the students and had kept in touch from time to time, but had no idea they are still coaching some of these young people and aiding them in applying and receiving jobs! These two instructors are genuinely great people, and we appreciate them helping our youth still today. Thanks Melvin and Ken Cook! Residents and former residents of Stanton, you may mail Stanton news to me at P.O. Box 181, Stanton, TN 38069, reach me at the Stanton Welcome Center/Library at 731-548-2564, or e-mail me at: Proftster@gmail. com. Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future and report current events.
By Gail Barden
By Gail Barden
On Sunday, October 30, Shey Lovelace was ordained into Christian ministry at Allen Baptist Church. It was a beautiful service, with his father, Brother Phil Lovelace, preaching the ordination service. Taylor Dedmon sang for the service and the Barnett Family shared their special song, As For Me and My House. Shey is Allen’s children and youth minister and he is such a blessing to our church. We are so proud of him and the work that he does for the Lord. Brother Phil delivered a good message on Sunday, November 6, with Linda Merrick singing the special music. Linda has such a beautiful voice and is always so gracious to share her talent with us. Happy Birthday to my sweet daughter-in-law, Leah DeLoach Barden, who celebrated her birthday on November 7. I hope your day was as wonderful as you are. Happy Birthday wishes, as well, to Brother Greg Jordan, who
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celebrated his birthday on November 8. I know that Catharine and the girls made sure he had a great birthday. Allen birthdays include Judy Laster, Roger Byrd, Caleb Kendrick, Raymond Russell and Makayla Young. Happy Anniversary to Johnny and Connie Hendrix and Ernest and Ann Lytle. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Conway family and the congregation of Zion Church. Brownsville shares your loss.
On our prayer list are Bennett Batchelor, John Michael Emerson, Jim Stephenson, Jerry Baggett, Martha Crutcher, Carolyn Danley and Steve White. Our Bible verse for this week is l Thessalonians 5:11, which states, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail. email@example.com. Have a great week.
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We had a wonderful treat this week when Dean and Ann Pettigrew came to have lunch with us and visit with lots of their friends. They know every one out here and our residents were so glad to see them for more reasons than one. Ann brought huge pans of her homemade yeast rolls to go with our poppy seed chicken lunch. When I went in the kitchen, the ﬁrst thing Rose (one of our cooks) said was, “would you ask that nice lady if we can have that roll recipe?” She didn’t think Ann would give it to us, but any one who knows Ann knows she’s one of the most sharing ladies in town, as well as prettiest, sweetest, classiest, etc. Dean sure hit the jackpot when he found her! Brooke Evans, our esteemed calendar photographer, has been extra busy this week trying to get our pictures ready for that big day… when the Sugar Creek 2012 calendar comes out. We’re hoping it’ll be ready for sale by Thanksgiving! Get your money ready
- it’ll be the best $10 you spend this year. At least you’ll know the folks in this calendar. The First Review Club of Brownsville had their November meeting here at Sugar Creek this week. Our Activity Room is just perfect for things like that and it’s always CLEAN and the coffee is ON. Our cooks will even bake a cake or pie for the meeting if you need us to - at no charge. Is there a deal like that anywhere else in town - I think not! Edna Carter was the hostess and Martha Shull had a great program. I just read a great book, “Heaven is for Real.” If you haven’t read it, get it right away. It’s an interesting quick read. I read it in one afternoon. We want to thank Bob and Martha Lyle Ford for the beautiful arrangement of ﬂowers they sent over. They were in loving memory of Bob’s mother, Edna Ford, and the residents are surely enjoying them. Thank you for thinking of us. We had a great treat this week when we had a “Who Dun It” Mystery Day and Colonel Rankin
from the Brownsville Police Department came and shared a case he worked on that had four different crime scenes. That was a real “who dun it.” I’m getting good at solving these things because I watch NCIS, me and Mark Harmon are getting thick as thieves. Maybe “thieves” isn’t the right word. Maybe “me” isn’t the right word either! Can you believe it’s only two weeks til Thanksgiving? Then you know what is right around the corner! That’s the part I can’t quite fathom. We’re working on Samaritan Purses shoeboxes however that’ll make a believer out of you in a hurry. Geneva Cooper’s daughter came and took her to lunch in Jackson this week. Bet that was fun. Saw MyraJo Hurley’s daughter, Sue, is here this week, as well as Nan Darnaby checking on her mother, Arline Boisvert. Come rock with us before it’s too late.
By Martha H. Jones By Martha H. Jones
“Church Membership” was the subject of the message. Jesus said, “Upon this rock, I will build my church.” The church is compared to a building, with the prophets being the foundation and Jesus Christ the Cornerstone. The church is also likened to a family, made up of those who believe in and trust the Lord. They are in the household of God. The church is also compared to a body. In a body, every single cell is important and a part of it. Each member is important and we are accountable to the whole church. It’s a public endorsement of a person’s faith when they are taken into the church as a member. Sad to say, some church members do not take their membership seriously. Prior to the message, the puppets presented, “Heartbeats” and the Drama team, consisting of Casey Long, Rebekah Hopper, Kathy McClinton and Roy Paris, presented a skit entitled, “What About Prayer?” Happy birthday to Phil Emison, Sara Long, Jason Burk, Ricky Hopper, Autumn Watkins, Kathy Clenney, Lynn Kerr, Rebecca Lewis and
Betty Morris. Happy anniversary to Keith and Diane Warren. Our little, great-grandson, Jensen will be celebrating his 2nd. We express our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Rev. Mark Conway and to his church family at Zion Baptist Church. Aaron Campbell, the son of Brother Fred and Nancy Campbell, moved a few months ago to Connecticut with his wife, Becky and daughters Bethany and Emily to be the pastor on the University of Connecticut for nearly a week. Becky sang the special music at Holly Grove Sunday. The Lord was sure with a resident of the Holly Grove Community recently as he attempted to turn his semi truck off the Bells Highway onto the Norris Crossing Road. Arthur Taylor was carefully observing as he maneuvered his truck pulling a large trailer between two cars that were stopped at one of the bridges being constructed. He failed to look down the railroad as he pulled the truck upon the track. He heard the blowing of the train and quickly moved the truck off the track, but the train hit the trailer cutting it
in pieces. The Lord sure took care of you, Arthur. The sick on the prayer list are Jennifer Stephens, Viola Brown, Linda Hayes, Ruth Taylor, Josh Parks, Mary Ann Ballard, Bob Alexander and Glenn White. Others are Greg Baker, Steve Sullivan, James Lewis, Elvin Wells, Michelle Vaughn, Rex Bond, Fletcher Lewis, Ted Mann and Ray and Janie Hight. Also include Sierra McClinton, Troy Hoppers and Barbara Adams. Our granddaughter, Tiffanie, called her grandfather, Dewey, on Friday to wish him a happy birthday. She and her class at Clarksville High School, where she teaches, sang Happy Birthday to him. Alan and Debbie Jones carried Dewey out to a Jackson restaurant that night to celebrate. Loyalty Day will be celebrated at Holly Grove Church on the 13th. Our guest speaker will be Dr. John Adams. Following the morning service, everyone will gather in the family life center for a buffet meal together. You are invited to join us for Sunday school at 9:45, worship at 11 and the meal to follow later. Hope to see you there!
Around Town By Marty Williams
Deb Staggs wrote us this week - “I have been working on my Stanley/ Standley of Forked Deer Haywood County for about nine months now and just made a sort of timeline from about 1776 showing where the family basically came from and how my grandparents, Henry Bryant Stanley and Annie Lee Moore, got together. I am hoping maybe someone out there can use this info as I have many names from the area and hopefully someone may have some information I am missing. Some of the names are “Moore, Bennett, Brock, Lanier, Boone, Taylor, Henry and Chalk. I also included some history of the area and have some links to maps and things, some I am sure I got from
this facebook. If any of this interests you and you are related to any of these families, I have an extensive ancestry account on ancestry.com and a private website with just Stanley/Standley and their families on it that I am still working on, but it really goes back to the ends of time. In the late 1820’s the Standley family had begun its move to Haywood County. By the 1850’s the Standleys (most now using the name Stanley) were still in Haywood and the Moore’s had arrived to Lauderdale County in the 1860’s to ﬁnd the Stanleys, Henry Chalks family, John T. Moore’s family (Chalks in laws) around District 4 and 5 (Wellwood area) and the Bennetts living in Haywood County District 12 (Woodville/ Forked Deer area). 1870 the Stanleys have moved to District 10 Haywood County, which is now Woodville Forked deer area, The Lanier’s and Brocks have now moved into the area as well. The family of David Moore still in Lauderdale and the Bennett’s have
moved to Dyer County. 1880 The Boon(e)’s now live in Haywood County District 10, The Bennett’s have moved back and the Stanley’s and Lanier’s also live in the Forked Deer area. The Brocks have moved to Lauderdale and the Moore’s still live there. This is about the time period most of the direct descendants lived in Forked Deer area. Below is a more detailed timeline of where everyone was from before they all met in Forked Deer. “ You may view Deb’s list of relatives at: http:// w w w. d e b s - c re a t i o n s . com/timeline.html. She lists the direct descendants on Bryant Stanley’s side, direct descendants on Annie Lee Moore’s side and her Daniel Boone connection. Above is a photo of her grandparents Bryant and Annie Lee (Moore) Stanley. From The Genie Room firstname.lastname@example.org - Harriett, dsgenie2@ bellsouth.net – Debbie, tggenie3@bellsouth. net - Tina and jagenie4@ bellsouth.net - Jim
Douglas News News Douglas By Alvis M. Bond The Douglass Fellowship Group enjoyed their Thursday outing last week when they dined out at the Family Restaurant. The weather was a little inclement, but the food wasn’t. We enjoy the fellowship each Thursday from
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Douglass Community Center. Come join us some time. There isn’t too much going on right now. On our sick, shutin and prayer list this week includes: Hattie Watkins, Betty Douglass, Callie Brooks, Jimmie L.
Turner, Luevenia Boyd, Willie Douglas, Emma Miller, Mary N. Greer, Callie Langford, Edward Vaulx Jr., Rev. J.V. Carney, Pastor Shirley Richmond, Shirley Hunter, Marie Browning, Kizzie Boyd, Betty Brooks and Pastor Doris Lewis.
Margie Stoots and Elise Clinton are the new owners of Kreme Kastle! Finally! The cat is out of the bag! The place was jam-packed the ﬁrst day they opened for lunch! The absence of Josh and Lauren was felt, but I think the place is going to be as entertaining! This past Friday night they were so busy they actually had to call in all the members of both their families’ to get through the night! Congratulations ladies! Josh and Lauren left it in fabulous hands! David and Kathy spent Halloween in Washington D.C. with son Adam and his friend Julie Schrade. They both traveled from Boston to meet David and Kathy. David and Adam ran the Marine Corps Marathon the day after the unexpected October Nor’easter. The race is 26.2 miles and wound around many of the national monuments. It’s known as The Peoples Race. Final destination was the Iwo Jima WWII Memorial Monument. They were just two of 40,000 in this mass of humanity. This was Adam’s 1st and David’s 9th full marathon and it was an extremely memorable one for both of them. Halloween weekend, Tommie and Nancy Littlejohn had an old fashion cotton ride and hot dog roast for their children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors. Everyone had a grand time sitting around the bonﬁre, while treats were given to the children. It was a ‘spooktacular’ time! Lisa Lewis is so excited! She is beside herself! There will be a new grandbaby boy coming into her life in April. Congratulations! Holiday in Haywood
is this weekend at Wyatt Duke National Guard Armory at 221 Morgan Street. Hours are Friday November 11 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday November 12 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. All kinds of awesome things are planned this year! Show Choir will be performing Friday at 5 p.m. and Mikeala Langley, a 13-year-old ﬁddle player, will entertain you at 5:45 p.m. Santa will be HoHo-Ho-ing at ‘Breakfast with Santa’, Saturday at 9 a.m. and there will be a fashion show by the HHS Cheerleaders at 11 a.m.! Tickets may be purchased at First South Bank. All our marvelous vendors from Brownsville and nearby areas will be showing off their goodies! Here comes the Festival of Trees!! Carl Perkins Advocacy Center sponsors this and it will be held at the Ann Marks Performing Arts Center. The Festival of Trees GALA and Silent Tree Auction will be November 15, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m., $10 per ticket. FREE admission will be Wednesday, November 16 and Friday, November 19, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. The trees were absolutely
stunning last year! This is such a terriﬁc idea to help the children at the Center! Call 772-8378 for tickets. ‘Tribute to Willie Nelson’ by Marion Deaton was ‘in the house’ at Ann Marks Performing Arts Center Saturday night!!! His show was a success! Thanks to all who came to see him in action! Dave Brown from Channel 5 was also there, along with numerous Marion Deaton neighbors! Dave Brown was even asked for his autograph! Marion Deaton’s wife, Robbie, was one of the lead singers and stood out in the lobby greeting everyone who came in the door! Thank you to the Brownsville Arts Council! Thanksgiving is almost here and our town Christmas Parade. They are taking applications for the parade. We have applications at the Chamber also. The theme of the parade this year is ‘The Joys of Christmas’. The pulse of the town is revving up for all the Holiday action! Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111.
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Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated May 31, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 1, 2007, at Book 39, Page 847 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Dirk Sarau and Sheila M. Sarau, conveying certain property therein described to Banks Law Firm, P.A. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. is a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for GMAC Mortgage, LLC f/k/a/ GMAC Mortgage Corporation and GMAC Mortgage, LLC f/k/a/ GMAC Mortgage Corporation successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on November 23, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and Being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Being Lot Number 28, Preston Place, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 184, Slide Number 174, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. This lot is subject to Restrictive Covenants recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 184, Slide Number 174, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 436 Hesketh Bank Cove, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Dirk Sarau; Sheila M. Sarau; Discover Bank; GMAC Mortgage, LLC; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for GMAC Mortgage, LLC; Midland Funding, LLC The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 902‑175974 DATED October 18, 2011 INSERTION DATES: October 27, 2011, November 3, 2011, November 10, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_111018_1158 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW. MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed July 9, 2007 by Wita Rene Todd, An Unmarried Woman to Larry A. Weissman, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Book 41 Page 372, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Book 88 Page 391, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Green Tree Servicing LLC, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, December 1, 2011 commencing at 10:00 AM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to‑wit: Situated in County of Haywood, State of Tennessee. Beginning at a stake in the north margin of what is known as South Margin Street in the Town of Brownsville, and 15.1 feet from the physical center of said street, being the southeast corner of property in the name of Futrell (see Deed Book 252, Page 535 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee); runs thence with the east line of Futrell north 00 degree 11 minutes 04 seconds east 152.75 feet to an iron pin found in the south line of Tripp; runs thence north 88 degrees 22 minutes 10 seconds east 57.07 feet with the south line of Tripp to a metal post found, being a northwest corner of another piece of property in the name of Tripp; runs thence south 00 degree 14 minutes 22 seconds west 154.54 feet along the west line of Tripp to a metal post found in the back of
concrete curb in the north margin of Margin Street; runs thence north 89 degrees 50 minutes 00 second west along the north margin of Margin Street 56.89 feet to the point of beginning, and containing .2009 acre. Survey was prepared by Walter R. Powell, RLS 832, on May 24, 2005. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 075F B 029.00 Property Address: 327 Margin Street, Brownsville, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l‑526‑8296 File # 7135-091842-FC Published: November 3,November 10 & November 17 Green Tree Servicing LLC/Region 11/ Wita Todd NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Anne S. Baird Docket #PR - 1983 Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of October, 2011, Letters Testamentary of administration in respect to the estate of Anne S. Baird who died on October 23, 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 25th day of October, 2011, (Signed) Jimmy S. Baird, Administrator Estate of Anne S. Baird Pat H. Mann Jr. Attorney for the Estate By: Sarah H. Levy, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 11-03-11 & 11-10-11 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Barbara F. McGary Docket #PR - 1984 Notice is hereby given that on the 4th day of November 2011, Letters Testamentary of administration in respect to the estate of Barbara F. McGary who died on October 30, 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 4th day of November 2011, (Signed) Jack Fletcher, Co-Executor Estate of Barbara F. McGary Michael Banks Attorney By: Sarah H. Levy, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 11-10-11 & 11-1711 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated September 28, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded October 3, 2007, at Book 45, Page 44 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Crystal Jones, conveying certain property therein described to Atty. Arnold M. Weiss, A Resident of Shelby County as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Homecomings Financial, LLC (F/K/A Homecomings Financial Network, Inc.) and Homecomings Financial, LLC (F/K/A Homecomings Financial Network, Inc.)’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on November 23, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Begins at a stake in the West margin of Monroe Avenue, formerly know as Gibbs Street, at Coleman’s South east comer, and runs thence South and with the West margin of said Monroe Avenue 71 feet to a stake, the northeast corner of the Mary E. Chambers home place; thence West 219 feet to a stake; thence South 19 feet to a stake; thence West 137 feet to a stake in the east margin of McLemore Avenue, formerly known
as Factory Street; thence north 90 feet and 4 inches to a stake being Coleman’s Southwest corner; thence east and with Coleman’s South line 356 1/2 feet to the beginning. There is included within the above boundaries and description, but expressly excluded from the conveyance, the following described lot or parcel of land: Beginning at a stake in the east margin of what is known in the year 1962 as McLemore Avenue in the town of Brownsville, Tennessee, being the Southwest corner of the old C.R. McCay lot, and being the southwest corner of the lot now in the name of Ben Duke Castellaw being the Northwest corner of Mrs. Pauline Taliaferro lot of which this now described lot is a part; runs thence with the South line of Castellaw east 180 feet to a stake, the southeast corner of Castellaw, and being the most Northerly end of a new line established on the 18th day of January, 1962, by F. W. Carter, County Surveyor, of Haywood County, Tennessee; runs thence with said new line and across the open field South 71 feet to a stake in the North boundary line of the Dr. John M. Chambers lot; thence with the North line of same West 43 feet to a stake; thence South 19 feet to a stake, the Northeast corner of the lot in the name of Mrs. V.A. Nichols (see Deed Book 56, Page 582); thence with the North line of Nichols West 137 feet to a stake in the east margin of the above mentioned McLemore Avenue, thence with the margin of McLemore North 90 feet 4 inches to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 603 North Monroe Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Crystal Jones The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 902‑150477 DATED October 20, 2011 INSERTION DATES: October 27, 2011, November 3, 2011, November 10, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msherrod_111020_1211 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW. MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated July 27, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded August 2, 2005, at Book 10, Page 596 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Gerri L. Leffridge, conveying certain property therein described to Alfred E. Abbey as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Sebring Capital Partners, Limited Partnership and Sebring Capital Partners, Limited Partnership’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 7, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Described property located in the Seventh District of Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: being lot number 47, Section 5, Rolling Acres Subdivision, see Plat Book 2, Page 52, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more fully described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the South Margin of Berrywood Street, the Northeast corner of the herein described lot and the Northwest corner of Lot number 48, Section 5, Rolling Acres Subdivision; runs thence South 2 degrees East with the west boundary line of Lot Number 48, 145 feet to a stake; runs thence South 88 degrees West 79 feet to a stake; runs thence North 2 degrees West 145 feet to a stake in the South margin of Berrywood Street; runs thence North 88 degrees East with the South margin of said Street 79 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 1144 Berrywood Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, ease
ments, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Gerri L. Leffridge; HSBC Bank USA N.A. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑216954 DATED November 1, 2011 INSERTION DATES: November 10, 2011, November 17, 2011 & November 24, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ bsims_111101_1356 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW. MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated July 28, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded August 31, 2006, at Book 27, Page 414 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Niketa Wellington, conveying certain property therein described to CARTER STANFILL AND KIRK PLLC as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as nominee for First Franklin a division of Nat. City Bank of IN and First Franklin a division of Nat. City Bank of IN’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 7, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Tract One: being Lot Three, Section A, Countrywood Subdivision, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 2, Page 193, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Beginning at a stake in the East margin of County Lane, the Northwest corner of the herein described lot and the Southwest corner of Lot Two, Section A, Countrywood Subdivision; runs thence North 86 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds East 140.00 feet to a stake; runs thence South 03 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds East 150.00 feet to a stake; runs thence South 86 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds West 140.00 feet to a stake in the East margin of Country Lane; runs thence North 00 degrees 39 minutes 26 seconds West 150.00 feet to the point of beginning. this conveyance is made subject to restrictive covenants of record in Plat Book 2, Page 193, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Tract Two: Beginning at an iron rod set, the Northeast corner of lot 4 and the Southeast corner of Lot 3, Section A, Country Lane Subdivision, as shown in Plat Book 2, Page 193, of the Register’s Office for Haywood County, Tennessee ROHCT, and being the Southwest corner of this herein described parcel; runs thence North 03 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds West 150.00 feet along the East line of Lot 3 to an iron rod set, the Northwest corner of this herein described parcel, the Northeast corner of lot 3; runs thence North 86 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds East 84.45 feet to an iron rod set, the Northeast corner of this herein described parcel; runs thence South 03 degrees 08 minutes 31 seconds East 150.00 feet to an iron rod set, the Southeast corner of this herein described parcel; runs thence South 86 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds West 84.58 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 0.291 acre, more or less. Tract Three: Beginning at a stake, the Southeast corner of a lot in the name of Michael Stevens, as recorded in Deed Book 231, Page 676, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, the Southwest corner of herein, described lot; runs thence with West boundary line of Stevens lot, as recorded in Deed Book 231, Page 676, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, 150 feet to a stake, the Northeast corner of the same mentioned Stevens lot; runs thence North 86 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds East 154.66 feet to a stake; runs thence South 8 degrees 31 minutes 07 seconds East 150.67 feet to a stake; runs thence South 86 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds West 168.78 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 0.557 acre, more or less. this property, all three tracts combined, is shown in the Property Assessor’s Office as Map 75A, Group E, Parcel 8.00. ALSO KNOWN AS: 134 Country Lane, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any
Thursday, November 10, 2011 applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Niketa Wellington; First Franklin a division of Nat. City Bank of IN; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First Franklin a division of Nat. City Bank of IN; Internal Revenue Service The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 845‑136541 DATED November 1, 2011 INSERTION DATES: November 10, 2011, November 17, 2011 & November 24, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_111101_1250 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW. MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on December 10, 2003, by Mary F. Morton to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, under Book 262, Page 173, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Argent Securities Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004-W1; and WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Argent Securities Inc., Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2004W1, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117 (i), not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness
has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, December 1, 2011, commencing at 12:00 PM at the the hall inside the East Door of the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT 9, CHAPMAN SUBDIVISION, as recorded in Flat Book 1, page 155, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. COMMENCING at the intersection of the center of 76 Highway and the south right of way of Elizabeth Drive; thence west 110 feet along said south right of way to an iron pin being the northeast corner and the point of beginning of the described tract; thence south 1415 feet to a point (iron pin set 12 feet north of point); thence west 80.0 feet to a point (iron pin set 12 feet north of point); thence north 1415 feet to an iron pin set in the south right of way of Elizabeth Drive; thence east, 80.0 feet along said south right of way to the point of beginning. This being the same property conveyed to Mary F. Morton by deed executed on August 10, 1984, and of record in Deed Book 161, Page 387, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 708 Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, TN 38012 CURRENT OWNER (S): Mary F. Morton The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o CS11 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 File No.: 226.0420936TN Web Site: www.jflegal.com Insertion Dates: 11/10/2011,11/17/2 011,11/24/2011
Right To Know 10-31-11 Elnur Umarivich Badalov – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License $500 James Hardin Jr. – Shoplifting – Theft of Property, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Speeding, Evading Arrest – $0 Amanda Cheries Seymour – Aggravated Robbery, Theft of Property Over $1000, Prostitution - $50,000 11-1-11 Holly L. Blue – Public Intoxication - $1000 11-2-11 Megan Baker – Failure to Appear - $287 James Earl Conner – Disorderly Conduct - $500 Pedro Mendez Villegas – No Driver’s License, Speeding $3000 11-3-11 Cedric Deleon Baltimore – Assault, Aggravated - $25,000
Keenan Latre Bond – Aggravated Assault - $25,000 Keenan Latre Bond – Violation of Probation - $250 Xavier D. Evans – Failure to Pay Fines by Defendants - $354.50 11-4-11 Erica Shavon Byars – Violation of Probation - $250 Josie Longoria – Aggravated Assault, Violation of Probation - $5000 Richard McKinnie – Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License 4th Offense, Leaving Scene of Accident - $2500 L.V. Williamson – Speeding, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, 3rd Offense - $5000 11-5-11 Derek Jermaine Taylor – Driving Under the Influence, Driving Without License - $3500 Barry Kwame Walker – Domestic Assault - $0
General Sessions Freddie L. Brown Jr. – Simple Possession/Casual Exchange – Guilty, $250 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended, Supervised Probation Freddie L. Brown Jr. – Possession Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia Uses and Activities - $150 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended, Supervised Probation Freddie L. Brown Jr. – Seat Belt – 18 Years and Older - $10 Fine Tina M. Forsythe – Driving While License Suspended – Guilty, $150 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 5 Days, 1 Year Supervised Probation Tina M. Forsythe – Financial Responsibility Law - $5 plus Costs James A. Hardin Jr. – Speeding –
Guilty, $5 plus Costs James A. Hardin Jr. – Driving While License Revoked, Evading Arrest - $250 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended, 30 Days Balance on Supervised Probation Barbara A. Johnson – Resist Stop, Arrest, Search (No Weap) – Guilty, $100 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended, 6 Months Supervised Probation Marico J. Middlebrooks – Driving While License Suspended – Dismissed Costs Marico J. Middlebrooks – Window Tinted – Warning Marico J. Middlebrooks – Child Restraint – Under 4 - $50 plus Costs
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Briana Yants daughter of Charles & Dale Lovell & William Yants pictured with Kenny Ellington of Brownsville Bells Funeral Homes.
Charles Phillips son of Joey and Debra Phillips is pictured with Della Ligon of First South Bank. Photos by Steven Diebold
Madeline McCage daughter of Wesley and Amanda McCage is pictured with Cindy Smith of First State Bank.
We would like to thank Brownsville-Bells Funeral Home, First South Bank and First State Bank for sponsoring this event.
University of Memphis honors with tree dedication
Sharon Hayes, Brownsville resident and City Planner, is honored for service to the University of Memphis at a tree dedication held in Banks Park by Business & Finance colleagues, L-R: FRONT: Jeannie Smith, Sharon Hayes, Libby SheltonBACK: David Zettergren, Calvin Strong, Deborah Becker, Deborah Keeney, Denise Keeney & Drew Shaub Photo by Steven Diebold By STEVEN DIEBOLD
On Tuesday, November 1 the University of Memphis (U of M) honored Sharon
Hayes with a Shumard Oak tree at the Web Banks Park. They wanted to make sure that this solidiﬁed Hayes’s connection with the U of M, all the years of dedication, all
the friends that she’s made while working there and all that she’s done for the whole division of Business and Financing. What the plaque says
lying on the ground in front of the tree is “Sharon Hayes in honor of 15 years of loyal and dedicated service by the University of Memphis Business and Finance 2011 Shimmered Oak”. Hayes wanted to thank everyone involved in this dedication. It is one of the most wonderful honors that she has ever received in her entire life. And to have this tree that is a beauty to her house, the park and to the entire earth is just an amazing tribute. “Every time I will look at this tree I will remember the University and my good friends.” Hayes said. Sharon Hayes’s professional position at the University of Memphis was University Budget Director; but her personal passion has long been a tree planter, advocate, and admirer. With so many beautiful and mature species on the University’s campus, Hayes made the recommendation for an arboretum to Plant Director Calvin Strong, in his
words “planting the seed”. Calvin and his crew put the idea into action, achieving Levels 1 and 2 Certiﬁcation for the University. Now in celebration of the University’s 100 Year Anniversary, the plan is to take the University to Level 3 Certiﬁcation, placing the University among an elite group of certiﬁed arboretums in the State of Tennessee. By planting this beautiful
Shumard Oak in Brownsville, it is Hayes’s hope that it will be the cornerstone for a Brownsville Arboretum. In fact, by a preliminary inventory of trees in the Banks Passive Park, Brownsville already has the potential to achieve Level 1 certiﬁcation, which requires a minimum of 30 species, a designation that would bring local distinction and education opportunity for our community.
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Cotton yields may be hurt As area farmers ready up the last yields of the year—mostly cotton— records are being updated to report the progress of the 2011 yield of crops. Perhaps one crop that has had quite an interesting year of ups and downs is cotton, a main crop here in Haywood County and Memphis thanks to West Tennessee’s unique soil for the plant. According to John Pearson, Haywood County Executive Director of The Farm Service Agency, although it hasn’t yet been confirmed, it appears that the summer heat may have affected cotton yields this year. “We could see an average of 800-850 pounds, although the verdicts not in yet,” Pearson noted. The area soil may have been hurt by summer drought and heat that hit during the surprisingly dry season. Cotton did however go up in acreage this time. In 2008 there were 50,000 cotton acres. This year the number went up to 97,000, so nearly double the acres.
Prices for cotton were also higher this year, which may have helped even out the rough estimate turnout of this year’s yield. “I think that the income revenue isn’t going to be what they hoped because of that yield,” Pearson said. Soybean acreage decreased compared to previous years, with 2011 producing 49,000 acres compared to 2008’s 91,000. Pearson noted that the decrease might have to do with the cotton plant being the king of crops in Haywood County and West Tennessee. “Haywood County soils are just more conducive to growing cotton,” he said. “We grow good soybeans, but have a better production of cotton.” Wheat acres were good for this year as well, having 25,000 acres for 2011. And corn came in with a respectable 17,000 acres. Will the final yield of cotton produce better results than anticipated? Only time will tell at the moment.
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Woods trio awarded Conservationist of the Year The message of preserving land and resources is perhaps a global one thanks to numerous advocates from a variety of walks of life. But don’t think that message has skipped Haywood County. Ever since its organization in 1942, the Haywood County Soil Conservation District had promoted the smart use and treatment of all land and resources “within their capabilities.” And much like their annual Affiliate Member Banquet, the organization has also celebrated those who have best exemplified their mission. The J.B. McAdams award—named after the organizations’ District Conservationist—was awarded to Lois Morrison in 2009. This year, the award went to not one particular individual, but three. Ronald, Clyde and Everett Woods are the 2010 Conservationists of the Year. Given their practice of conservation and land use, it’s easy to see why the Woods were awarded. Each family member farms approximately 1,000 acres of cropland. The Woods have 35 miles of terraces and diversions built and maintained on their land. The Woods practice contour farming and crop rotations and have reduced erosion on cropland to below soil loss tolerance levels. The Woods also maintain a small cow-calf operation with management activities that protect the resource base of the pastured land and manage and maintain several hundred acres of woodland for timber and wildlife benefits. Not to be overlooked, the Haywood
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County Soil Conservation District also had a number of accomplishments for 2010. Conservation plans were written on 13,665 acres during the year. Staff assistance to land users resulted in approximately 11,000 acres of cropland and pastureland with conservation applied that improved soil and water quality. During Arbor Day, the district managed to give away 4,000 trees to 80 individuals on the courthouse lawn. The district gave assistance to the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) in developing 14 new Continuous Signup Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts on 220 acres and 10 new General Sign-ups on 223 acres. The district also gave support to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers through contracts that provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices or improvement with natural resources. The district also purchased 120 bags of quarter acre deer and turkey food plot mixes, which were distributed free to 52 Haywood County landowners in September 2010. The district also did its part to help with the 2010 May Flood. Along with NRCS, they assisted FSA with 45 Emergency Conservation Program applications to repair flood damages. And finally, the district also administered a Tennessee Department of Agriculture special cost share project to
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Booth family conservation minded Becky Booth of Haywood County is a successful businesswoman and a devoted family person. She and her husband, Milton, are past winners of the Conservation Farmer of the Year award in Haywood County. The Booths farm 223 acres of cropland and have installed 2,575 feet of terraces with cost share through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) Ag Non-Point Special Project program administered by the Haywood County Soil Conservation District in 2009. The terraces treated ephemeral gullies and directed runoff to safe exits around the field. They have planted 11.0 acres of cropland to alfalfa/ orchard grass mix for hay through TDA also in 2009. The Booths will save approximately ten tons of soil per acre by converting cropland to alfalfa/orchard grass mix. In 2011, they have planted 13.0 acres to bermudagrass and 7.2 acres to alfalfa/ orchard grass mix on highly erodible soils. This will save the Booths approximately
15 tons of soil per acre per year also. They raise registered Quarter horses for show and sale. They have a total of 44 registered Quarter horses in their herd. They have won numerous awards showing their horses. The high protein in the alfalfa/orchard grass hay and the bermudagrass hay will greatly improve the conditioning of their registered Quarter horses. The Booths have also enrolled 30.5 acres into State Acres For wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This will benefit grassland and shrub birds by providing nesting habitat, escape cover, brooding habitat, and food sources. Reduction in soil erosion and improved water quality are also benefits from CRP. The Booths are a very conservation minded family and are enjoying the wildlife being seen on their farms. They want to leave their farms in better condition for their children and grandchildren.
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Husband-Wife team operate Haywood County Sorghum Farm
Historically, sorghum has always had strong roots in the south, especially in Haywood County. Yet Sorghum’s origins actually take place overseas. Many historians trace it back to Northeastern Africa, with the earliest known record tracing near the EgyptianSudanese border in 8,000 B.C. Eventually it spread to the rest of Africa, as well as India, China and even Australia. Sorghum, not to be confused with sorghum molasses, then made its way to the U.S. with the coming of African American slaves. Thanks, in part to its natural sweetness, perfect mix for southern recipes, the product soon ﬂourished in the southern parts of the country, especially during the Civil War, Marybeth Smith recalled. Sorghum was usually planted about the same time as cotton, and ready to go through the long process of cooking during the fall season. With usually one person having the equipment necessary to completely make the substance, neighboring farmers would gather for a get together while the sorghum cooked. “One farmer would have the equipment, and you’d have neighbors that would bring theirs,” Smith said. While it would cook all night, they would be together for a party.” “That was one of the good things about cooking it then, but they don’t do it anymore,” Marybeth’s husband Freddie Smith added. The Smiths are no stranger to Haywood County, thanks to their Sorghum Farm. Their delicious product is sold all over West Tennessee and also online on their website. Freddie can recall when most farmers,
including his father, use to cook sorghum, even if it wasn’t their primary crop. Yet today, sorghum production may be regarded as a dying art. Its labor intensive and timely process may have turned many away from trying to produce it. Cooking the juice of the plant isn’t exactly a breeze. In fact, it takes nine gallons of juice to produce one gallon of ﬁnished sorghum. And even with the modern addition of monitors and technology, nothing quite beats a human touch or pair of eyes. “You have to be one with the pan,” Freddie said. “Whatever that pan is doing, you have to counter.” But that hasn’t really stopped the Smiths from doing their part to keep the practice alive. And their efforts haven’t gone unrewarded. Smith’s Sorghum can be found in E.W. James, Super D’s and Co-Op in Brownsville and the Old Country Store in Jackson. It’s also a popular commodity for people up north or out west where Sorghum is a rare treat. “It just ﬂies off the shelf,” Freddie said. ‘But we’re happy to keep it going.” Sorghum isn’t the only natural export from the Smiths. The husband-wife duo also sells natural raw unprocessed honey. Their farm has 1014 hives of honeybees, and although the bees are collected as more of a personal hobby, their acquirement has helped in the two producing honey for the area. Honey from the farm can be found at CoOp and Super D’s as well. If the Smiths want anything taken from their production of sorghum and honey, it’s probably their ﬁght for residents to think more naturally and locally when it comes to food. Their natural honey has been known
as a great way to combat allergies. And their Sorghum contains enough vitamins and minerals to serve as a natural prenatal for pregnant women. “We always try to tell people, you need to
shop locally. Eat locally,” Marybeth said. For more information on Smith Sorghum, you can visit their website at smithsorghumfarm.com or call 772-3540.
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The WTDHC Cotton Museum The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center contains a special cotton museum, open since 1999. It’s there that attendees can learn more about cotton’s affect on West Tennessee and Haywood County, as well as innovative developments in the production of the substance, including the cotton gin. The museum traces the roots of cotton in West Tennessee from 1826 to the present. You’ll witness a variety of historic items in the museum including old plows, old roller gin, fertilizers, and planters pulled by mules and horses. The museum also contains a collection of White Oak Baskets and two old wood replicas of a Haywood County church and barn. Long scale cultivation of cotton in West Tennessee began in the 1820’s with the opening of the land between the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers. Cotton became an important agricultural staple in Shelby, Fayette,
Hardeman, Madison, and of course, Haywood counties. Thanks to West Tennessee’s deep rich soil, the area is known to grow highgrade cotton. In 1850, Tennessee was ranked fifth place among cotton growing states. Even through a national downturn and destruction of the crops from the bow weevil, cotton still remained a top crop in West Tennessee. It was in the 1940’s when West Tennessee Cotton agriculture had higher yields than other states. In the 1950’s cotton ranked first among Tennessee’s farm commodities in the value of production. Cotton is perhaps a resource taken for granted in Haywood County by most people. Yet the opportunity to learn more about it is always present. The Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 779-9000.
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Estimated Production in Haywood County
97,000 acres of cotton 74,000 acres of soybeans with 25,000 acres of wheat included in that number 17,000 acres of corn 13,800 acres for the Conservation Reservation Program
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Haywood County Soil Conservation District Announces Cost Share Sign-Up
The Haywood County Soil Conservation District has been awarded grants from the Tennessee Department ofAgriculture’s Ag Resources Conservation Fund and 319 Fund to help support the efforts of local farmers and landusers to conserve soil and improve water quality on lands in certain small watersheds. Grants for fiscal year 2012 will be used to cost share landusers who install certain Best Management Practices on their farm. This year priority funds are available in the Cypress Creek and Meridian Creek watersheds in Haywood County. The Ag Conservation Fund gives the Haywood County Soil Conservation District an opportunity to provide financial assistance to landusers who install needed conservation measures that might not otherwise be carried out. Haywood County is primarily a row
crop county with over 130,000 acres of highly erodible fields, which can present erosion and water quality hazards. Much of the grant money in the past has been utilized on row cropland, although there are practices such as cropland conversion (new pasture seeding) and cattle waterers, which can benefit the livestock producer. Hundreds of farmers and landowners have benefited from this program in the past both financially and by protecting and improving their lands. Over ½ million feet of terraces and diversions have been built along with numerous grassed waterways, sediment basins, and other practices with cost share assistance from these funds. Thousands of tons of soil have been saved, and the quality of water in runoff from fields has improved on farmland where these practices have been
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established. Sign up for the 2011-2012 project will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, at the USDA Service Center, 1179 South Dupree Street in Brownsville. Funds are limited and will be allocated on a first come – first serve basis. Absolutely no early sign-ups will be accepted. Sign-ups must be in person, and will be limited to a maximum of $3500 per person or operation. Eligible practices in Haywood County will include: terraces, sediment basins, grade stabilization structures, diversions, grass waterways, critical area treatment, cropland conversion, conservation buffers and other practices. If you need more information prior to sign-up, contact the Haywood County Soil Conservation District at 731-772-1822
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Haywood FFA Chapter Officers
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First row left to right- Weston Stephens- 2nd VP, Hailey Bendall- 1st VP, Jerred Mize- Secretary, Candace Lester- President Second row left to right- Jeff McIntyre- Reporter, Amanda Tindle- Treasurer, Allysshia Dickerson- Chaplain, Hayden Baynes- 3rd VP, Chris Watson- Sentinel
First row left to right- Amanda Rogers- Treasurer, Alyssa Campbell- President, Alina Woods- Student Advisor Second row left to right- Samantha Goodman- Sentinel, Dejay GammellSecretary, Crystal Godinez- Reporter Not pictured Ashley Mathias- 1st VP, Ashley Scott- 2nd VP
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When art imitates country life local artist presents Barn Collection
“A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.” Hedy Lamarr Inspiration for an artist can come from a number of places. Sometimes it strikes
from something as complex as a deeprooted philosophy. Other times it pops up from perhaps a learned life lesson. For Brownsville resident John Jarrett and his latest collection of artwork inspiration simply appeared from admiring his surroundings.
Blues at Sundown
Jarrett said that he began painting while in high school. He has no formal training and is self-taught, which is perhaps something those eyeing his artwork for the first time might not believe. He has always told people that he went to “G.O.D. University” to acquire his
talent in painting. Some of Jarrett’s ideas come from sketches and photographs made of locations, he said. Other ideas seem to hit when Jarrett has a chance to simply step outside and immerse himself in see ART page 14
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southern nature. “I just love seeing old country sides, and I love doing that type of outdoor artwork,” he said. The beautiful trees, ﬁelds, barns…they can inspire me.” A look at some of his artwork and it’s easy to see his love for the countryside. His paintings truly are an insight into the lives and times of people and places of the south. Jarrett’s “Barn Collection” of paintings could be mistaken for photographs instead when talking of their detail. His paintings’ rich vibrant colors have a warm and historic feel to them. For example, his cleverly titled piece “September Snow,” appropriately showcases a red barn in the distance, surrounded by ﬁelds of some of West Tennessee’s ﬁnest crop: cotton. Piece, “Still Standing” depicts a dilapidated grey barn, whose hole ﬁlled roof and torn chunks of wall could easily convey a long and weathered story just
from a mere glance. But “Blues At Sundown” comes off as Jarrett’s most visual slice of old southern life, as the picture shows a family gathering on the front porch of an old country home surrounding a trio of musicians playing the blues. Jarrett said that he’s produced a multitude of paintings during his life, but wouldn’t have had the nerve to show them if not for his parents. “My mom and dad, they deﬁnitely pushed me to show my work off,” Jarrett said. “They would say it makes no sense for me to have all this work and not show it to people.” Jarrett also has to thank John Banks, owner of Bank’s Framing, who would feature his work in special exhibits, and help promote the budding artist. If you’d like more information on Jarrett’s work, you can contact him at 780-3331.
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