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BROWNSVILLE 147th Year • No. 38


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Haywood County, Tennessee

Two Sections, 22 Pages


Highway 70 wreck results in one fatality

Keeping history “alive” see page B10

Education see pages A9-A11

Above: One man was killed after being struck by a dumptruck carrying a load of commercial sand. Right: Crews work to extricate the dumptruck driver. Photos by Jennifer Willis BY JENNIFER WILLIS

Sports see pages B1-B2

“Mindfield” a Hot Rod checkpoint see page A8

Crews from the Haywood County Ambulance Authority and the Haywood County Fire Department responded to an accident on Highway 70 East just before 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 17. Upon arrival, crews found a 1999 Kenworth dump truck, which was carrying a load of commercial sand, lying on its side. The driver, 47-year-old Floyd R. Qualls, of Humboldt,

was trapped inside the vehicle. Emergency personnel extricated Qualls, who was then flown by Hospital Wing to The Med. According to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, when the dump truck left the roadway and went into a ditch, a pedestrian, 28-year-old Antonio D. Powell, of Mason, was struck and killed. Seventy-five year old Mary A. Elrod, of Bells, who was uninjured, was also involved in the accident.

According to the same THP report, Elrod was traveling west on Highway 70 in a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. The dump truck was traveling behind her in the same direction, and a work crew was parked on the eastbound shoulder of the road at the location of the accident. Elrod reportedly saw a cardboard box in the roadway and stopped. Qualls, who was approaching from the rear in the dump truck, rear ended Elrod and then left the roadway and went

into a ditch, struck Powell, and then overturned on the embankment. Elrod was not injured. According to the report, both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and drug and alcohol tests were requested on Qualls. Whether or not speed was a factor, and whether or not there will be any citations issued is still pending further investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. No additional information concerning Qualls’ condition was available at press time.

Fincher presents portrait of Davy Crockett

Above: Congressman Stephen Fincher presented the Haywood County Museum with a portrait of Davy Crockett. Pictured right, left to right: Congressman Stephen Fincher and Lynn Shaw; seated: Eleanor Rooks. Photos by Jennifer Willis BY JENNIFER WILLIS United States Congressman Stephen Fincher presented a portrait of David “Davy” Crockett to the Haywood County Museum Friday, September 13.

Fincher arrived at the museum just after 10 am, and took time to explore the museum and visit with members of the community and the Haywood County Arts Council that were in attendance. Afterwards, Fincher made his way up to the museum where he

presented Lynn Shaw, curator of the museum, and Eleanor Rooks with framed portrait of Davy Crockett, who was the representative for the Eighth District during the 1830’s. Fincher is the first republican to represent the Eighth District since Crockett’s term ended,

and according to Shaw, was the reason he was presenting the portrait to the museum. After the presentation, Fincher spoke briefly about the importance of preserving our history, and how important it is for us to pass that history on for generations to come.

Petty released from The Med, booked into Haywood County Jail BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic. com Larry Keith Petty, 42, was injured during a shootout with officers from the Brownsville Police Department August 2 at his home on Ferrell Street. After the shooting Petty was airlifted to The Med, and that is where he remained until officers

from the Brownsville Police Department transported him to the Haywood County Criminal Justice Complex Tuesday, September 17. Officers received a call just before 2 pm on August 2 that a man was threatening people with a gun on Ferrell Street. When they arrived, they found Petty barricaded in his home. Their attempts to

make contact Petty and get him out of the house, even with the use of chemical agents, were unsuccessful. When officers used the ram of an armored personnel carrier to breach the front door, Petty fired a shotgun at the officers, who then returned fire. No officers were injured during the incident. Petty has been charged with five counts of

aggravated assault, and is being held without bond. A request was made to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations for more information on pending charges, but no information was available at press time.

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“The Mindfield” was checkpoint on Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week

BY JENNIFER WILLIS Billy Tripp’s “Mindfield” was a checkpoint for Hot Rod Magazine’s 2013 Drag Week, and many classic cars competing in the races were in town Friday, September 13 to view the work of art. Per the rules, the passengers had to stop at two checkpoints each day and take a picture of their car in front of the checkpoint. I spoke with Doug Garrison and Jeff Ludwig, both from Pennsylvania, who were admiring “The Mindfield” when I arrived. They were traveling in a 1964 Pontiac GTO, and took time to explain a few of the rules to me.

“We started this week at a race in Bowling Green, Kentucky,” said Garrison, “and will travel to several different places across several states to compete.” Garrison explained that it is race rules that you must have everything you need in the vehicle or in a small pull-behind trailer. “We have to have car parts and everything in there,” he said. “We are not allowed to stop at a mechanic’s shop. If we get caught doing that, we’re out.” The competitors had been in Millington for a race Thursday, and their first stop on Friday was at “The Mindfield.” I asked Garrison where they were headed when

they left Brownsville, and he said, “I don’t know…we’ll have to look at the map. We are not allowed to use GPS, they give us a map with the checkpoints on it, and we have to follow every turn on that map or we’re disqualified.” While they admired “The Mindfield,” they explained to me that they had never seen anything like it before. They also stated that “building something like that” would not be allowed where they live, so they thought it was “pretty cool.” Drag Week 2013 winners will be posted on Hot Rod Magazine’s website after the completion of the final race back in Bowling Green Kentucky.

Above: Many classic cars visited “The Mindfield” for Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week. Below: Jeff Ludwig (left) and Doug Garrison (right) from Pennsylvania stopped to admire “The Mindfield.” Photos by Jennifer Willis

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Community & Church News On the Agenda

– 5:30 p.m.

Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m.

Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m.

Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday – 4 p.m.

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

Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd Thursday of every month - 4 p.m. Brownsville City Court Room Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday – 5 p.m. at the Utility Office Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month – 5 p.m. Haywood County Election Commission 2nd Thursday of the month

Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month – 7 p.m. Stanton Town Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month – 7 p.m. Tennessee Driver License Service County Clerk, Sonya Castellaw issues Tennessee Driving License and ID renewals and duplicates Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 7722362

Haywood County Democratic Party The Haywood County Democratic Party will meet on Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30 pm at the Criminal Justice Complex, 100 South Dupree.

American Air Filter Reunion American Air Filter Reunion will be held September 28 at Volunteer Park starting at noon. If more information is needed, call 731-277-2575.

Brownsville District Convention Church of God in Christ Women are welcome to come and worship with the Brownsville District Women Department Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St James Church of God in Christ

located at 305 W. Thomas Street, Brownsville. Theme: Strength and Unity. Speaker: District missionary. Evangelist Sally Jean Bradford. All women are asked to wear white attire with a pink corsage. District superintendent Alvin E. Williams will be the host pastor.

a musical program Saturday, September 21 at 6 pm at 505 Tyus Street. Groups on the program include: Psalms 23, The Sensational Conselators, The New Jackson Spiritual Travelers, Unity of Toone, London Branch Male Chorus, The Brownsville Harmonizers, and The Redeemers.

First Baptist Church

INSOUTH Bank/ Carl Perkins Center annual golf tournament

First Baptist Church, 311 E. Jefferson Street, will be having their Fall Revival, October 7-10. Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. Lenwood Reed, pastor of First Baptist Church, Maury City. The public is invited.

Greater New Birth of Christ Church Greater New Birth of Christ Church will have

Men and Women Day Cane Creek Church will be having Men and Women Day Sunday, September 15 at 2 p.m. Guests will be Pastor James Carney and Christian Faith Tabernacle. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Whiteville Mennonite School Fall Festival

INSOUTH Bank and the Carl Perkins Center will be teaming up to host their annual golf tournament Friday, October 4 at the Brownsville Country Club. Lunch will be served at noon and the shotgun start will be at 1 pm. Space is limited so register today! For more information call the Carl Perkins Center at 731-772-8378.

Whiteville Mennonite School invites you to their sixteenth annual Fall Festival Saturday, October 5 on Highway 64 one mile west of Whiteville. Breakfast will be served from 7 am until 10 am. There will be a benefit auction at 10 am, and lunch will be served from 10:30 am until 2 pm. For more information, contact Linnford and Amber Byler at (901) 485-5178.

Haywood County Commission meets in regular session Landfill tipping fee increases to $19 for commercial users BY MEGAN DAVIS The Haywood County Commission met in regular session Monday, September 16. The first matter of business was to elect a Chairman of the Commission. After careful consideration, Mayor Franklin Smith was voted to fill the position. Commissioner Allen King was voted as Chairman Pro Tempore, who would act as Chairman should the current Chairman be unable to fulfill his duties. Commissioners also discussed those nominated to the Audit Committee. When a state audit is issued, the

members of this committee will act as advisors to any department heads or county officials whose department is found to have an error or weakness in the audit. After some deliberation, the commission voted to appoint Steve Correa, Joey Jeter, Pam Deen White and Leonard Jones, Jr. to the Audit Committee. Commissioner Leonard Jones, Jr. passed his vote due to his nomination for the committee. The commission then voted to approve the elected and appointed officials’ financial statements. Commissioners also discussed increasing the

Fincher visits Brownsville/Haywood County Senior Citizens Center

tipping fee for class IIIIV landfill from $17.50 to $19.00. The commission voted in favor of the increase, which will be effective beginning January 1, 2014. Solid Waste stressed that the tipping fee increase will affect commercial users only. The commission voted to adopt the 2012 International Building Codes for Haywood County. Until this point, Haywood County had operated under the 2006 codes. Lastly, the commission voted to affirm and support It Can Wait National Day of Action and the nationwide No-TextingWhile-Driving Movement.

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BY JENNIFER WILLIS United States C o n g re s s m a n Stephen Fincher was in Brownsville Friday, September 13 to make a presentation to the Haywood County Museum. Afterwards,

he took time to walk across the street to the Brownsville/ Haywood County Senior Citizens Center to visit. He got a big hug from Alma Herbert, who he said has known him all of his life, and handed out lots of business

cards to people who wanted to know how to contact him if they needed him.

Everyone, including Fincher and his staff, thoroughly enjoyed the short visit.

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Regional gospel favorites perform on the porch

Pictured above: The Gospel Stars, who have been performing together since the 1990’s, will open the concert. Pictured below, left: Amy Barcroft, who will be performing for the first time “on the porch.” Pictured below, right: David Smith, “The Singing Firefighter,” will also be performing “on the porch. Photos submitted by the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center

Southern gospel takes center stage during this month’s Concert on the Porch September 21, at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. Local and regional artist including David Smith, Amy Barcroft and The Gospel Stars will perform their favorite hymns beginning at 7 p.m. The Gospel Stars will open the concert and feature local musicians who have been performing together since the 1990s. Known for their versions of the old gospel spirituals, the group features the talents of M.C. Cliff Jr., Mary Maclin, Felicia Walker, Evelyn Wellington and Jerry Miller. Performing for the first time “on the porch” is Fayette County native Amy Barcroft, who now calls Brownsville home. Barcroft has

been singing since she was a child and her mother played the organ at their family church in Braden, Tenn. She has released two CDs, “First Fruits” and her most recent “God’s Promise, “ a collection of bluegrass style recordings that include five original songs written by Barcroft. David Smith, known throughout the mid-south as the “Singing Firefighter,” loves to sing the old gospel hymns like “How Great Thou Art” and “In The Garden,” mixed with more modern tunes such as “What Kinda Car.” Smith has released multiple CDs and continues to spread his ministry of hope through his music. “I’ve been singing since I was big enough to stand and hold a song book,” says

Smith. “I have always loved Southern Gospel music.” Bleacher seating is available or bring lawn chairs or blankets for the outdoor concert. Drinks and snacks will be on site. You are also welcome to bring a picnic or visit the surrounding r e s t a u r a n t s . Concerts are presented free to the public each month on the third Saturday, through September, at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. For a complete schedule of upcoming concerts, visit www. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is home to three regional museums depicting the history and culture of the West Tennessee people. Inside visitors find the West Tennessee Cotton Museum, West

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Missed opportunities I hear a lot of stories about people who reach their senior years only to realize there are things they never had the opportunity to achieve. A lot of folks look for ways to achieve those dreams during their senior years. There was a story recently of an elderly lady who was approaching her 88th birthday. Her birthday wish was to drive a car up to the speed of 88 miles per hour, a lap for each year. If a person has a hankering to burn up the highways, there are opportunities. She learned that NASCAR had a program for such people who can take classes and get behind the wheel and actually make a run for it on an official speedway. She contacted the powers that be and enrolled in the program. She successfully completed the classes and thanks to NASCAR, the lady in this story got her birthday wish. The story goes that she completed the six laps reaching speeds up to and surpassing 88 mph. There’s also this thing about former president, the senior George Bush, who had a thing about jumping out of an airplane at the age of 80 and 90. I’ve lived this long

and have never left the ground in an airplane. I’m still horrified of flying and have no intention of leaving the ground. Therefore, there will be no need to entertain the thought of jumping from a plane. There are a number of stories similar to these that happen every day. I must admit that I have no desire to get on a NASCAR speedway and race around the track at high speeds. Living dangerously never really entered my mind. At this point in my life, I have been blessed with professions either part time or full time that have brought much satisfaction into my life regarding the desire for adventure. I have become more concerned about the missed opportunities in my life. There were those times when I didn’t go all the way with some of the things far more valuable regarding satisfaction and contentment in real life situations. Sometimes these actions resulted in undesirable distractions. Some of these distractions were the result of my own choosing that resulted in making wrong decisions... There are just too many to mention but perhaps

my greatest missed opportunity resulted from taking for granted those who loved me the most. I now can recall too clearly the times when I really believe that I could have taken more time off and spent that time with the family. There are many along with me who possibly have similar feelings. I recall an interview that Larry King conducted with Dr. Billy Graham. He asked Dr. Graham if he had any regrets over his many years in the ministry. Dr. Graham paused only a moment before answering the question and explained to Larry King that there was one. Dr. Graham said that he regretted not spending more time with his wife, Ruth, and the Graham children, especially during their formative years. I was told many times by superiors to take more time off. “Spend it with your family,” they would say. However, like many I thought too highly of myself and felt that the entire world was on my shoulders. But, O how wrong I was. While some missed opportunities are impossible to regain, it’s not too late to change our course.

Attitude is everything I know you have all heard the saying “attitude is everything,” and some of you may have even used the phrase a few times. I mention the phrase because I am learning more and more lately that the phrase holds true. I am also learning that sometimes it’s not your attitude that makes the difference, but somebody else’s. For example, there is a lady that works at Eastside Elementary School whose attitude can make the most hectic mornings seem a little nicer. I don’t know her name, but I wish I did! I have asked my daughter, but she says she isn’t sure. Sarah always gives her a hug in the mornings, and tells me all of the time, “Mommy, there’s that lady who is so nice to me in the mornings.” Sarah has had a few mornings where she is dragging, but she always perks up when we pull into the drive at school and she is standing there at the end of the awning. She always smiles and waves as she yells, “great day, mom!” If I was ever unsure as to whether or not a smile was contagious, I’m not anymore! I don’t know your name, but I still want to say “Thank You!!” for brightening up the mornings with your always positive attitude!

Haywood County Schools and Eastside Intermediate are lucky to have you! (And so are we!) I have to say the same thing about Mr. Charles and Miss Sylvia at Anderson. Jacob has always been a “mommy’s boy.” Sarah has never been one to cry when I dropped her off at school or daycare. Jacob has been my “mommy please don’t go with big tears in his eyes” kid. Last year when he was in preschool he cried every morning for about two weeks. I hoped and prayed that when he started kindergarten this fall that he would be over his crying stage. I was wrong! The first day was ok because Chuck and I stayed with him. The next time he had to go back was a different story. He hates walking all the way down to the gym in the mornings, and that was part of the problem. The other part of the problem was the whole “please stay with me, mommy” thing. As much as it broke my heart to do it, I had to walk away and leave him there crying. I was convinced it would only happen a couple of times. WRONG! After about a week, we pulled up and Mr. Charles happened to

be standing at the edge of the awning helping kids out of their cars. As we walked up, he took the time to kneel down and give Jacob a highfive and ask him how he was doing. I’m not sure why, but it seemed to give Jacob a little extra confidence. He walked in school and didn’t cry. I was impressed. I thought the crying spell was over. Again, I was wrong. A couple of days later, he cried again, but only once. When we got home that evening I asked him why he was crying in the mornings. His answer melted my heart. He said, “Because I miss you when I’m at school, mommy.” So, I explained to him that mommy would always be there after school was over, and he said he understood. The next day he cried. The day after that there wasn’t even a pouty face. So I thought my talk worked. Wrong again! He explained to me that afternoon how cool Miss Sylvia was, and how much he loved the “tree” in the library center. Since then, not one single tear! So, in my opinion, Haywood County Schools rock! Thank you Mr. Charles, Miss Sylvia, and the lady at Eastside for making my childrens mornings a little easier!


By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge

A Gift of Education (Part II) Last week I told part of the remarkable story of Rosenwald AfricianAmerican Schools in the American South. Booker T. Washington dreamed them up, but it was a wealthy Northern businessman, Julius Rosenwald, who made building them possible by creating a fund that awarded enough grants to build 4,977 of them across 15 Southern states. The plans for these schools were so progressive, and so superior to other plans being used at the time, that although designed primarily for AfricanAmerican schools, more than 15,000 white schools were built according to them as well. But the Fund didn’t just hand out money. Before the monies would be made available to communities, local school boards had to agree to use local funds to operate and maintain the schools after they were built, and local school boards had to agree to fund them for an academic year of at least five continuous months, and in hundreds and hundreds of communities, they did. Five months doesn’t sound like much now, but at the time, the average school term for both African-American and white schools across the Southern states was less than a hundred days. Only three-fifths of the children in the South were enrolled in school at all, and significant numbers of those enrolled did not attend on a regular basis. Additional grants from the Fund provided monies for low-cost libraries for the schools and buses to transport faraway students to school, but first, local communities had to raise the seed money. Typical of the way the process played out was how it unfolded in Trenton, where an agent of the Rosenwald Fund first met with a group of interested citizens in a church to discuss building a school. He told them how much money they would have to raise and how much land they would have to acquire in order to get matching funds. Someone had already donated the land, and the citizens pledged to raise $500 to match the Rosenwald funds. They then went to the mayor of Trenton to get his pledge that the city would maintain the school after completion. He agreed to do so if they, the AfricanAmerican parents, would dig the basement and

grade the property. They agreed, and soon the school became a reality. Keep in mind that $500 was a much larger sum then, and that rural people of both races were much more destitute than today. Raising money was extremely difficult everywhere, but school backers came up with all sorts of innovative ways to do so. In one town, women went door to door asking for donations of a chicken. Then they held a chicken fair, selling the chickens and donating the proceeds to the school fund. Other communities held dinners, penny drives and picnics to raise money. Farm women donated eggs to the cause. Some farmers pledged proceeds from an acre of cotton. Others donated chickens or a hog to sell. Still others donated land upon which to build the schools. One heroic man, a former slave, donated his entire live savings, $38.00, to the local school board fund, saying that he wanted to see “the children of my grandchildren have a chance.” Those who had nothing else to give, gave their labor. The schools were truly community projects, and it should also be stated that white citizens donated substantial monies raised as well. And every year, from the program’s beginning until the last nail was hammered home on the last Rosenwald School, built in 1932, more and more African-American children in the rural South were able to attend school in safe, purposebuilt, Rosenwald school buildings . When the program ended, there were 663,615 children in 15 states enrolled in

Rosenwald schools, 4977 of them in all, 373 of which were in Tennessee, three in Haywood County, eight in Crockett and 13 in Gibson, one of which still bears Rosenwald's name. By 1930, at least one out of every three African-American school children in the South were enrolled in Rosenwald Schools. During their day, these schools resulted in significantly higher school attendance, literacy rates, years of schooling and cognitive tests scores. Furthermore, removable blackboards and sliding partitions in some rooms, an almost universal feature in Rosenwald schools, created a safe, clean space for public meetings and community functions. Understandably, these schools became sources of enormous pride among African-Americans, who saw them not only as the way up for the next generation, but also as tangible monuments to their struggle for decent educations for their children. As I said last week, most people know very little about this group of schools that educated hundreds of thousands of black children and are such an important part of our history, but their story is remarkable and inspiring, one of the most successful school building projects in American history. All made possible because of the vision of one man and the generosity of another, both of their stories uniquely American. Stories, in this case, that helped shape the America we inhabit today and made it a better place. We should tell them as often as we can.


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tenth Review Clubs meets

Miss Evans to wed Mr. McKinnie

Mr. and Mrs. David Clinton Evans, Jr., of Brownsville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Clinton Evans, to Mr. Duncan Wiles McKinnie

of Bolivar. Mr. McKinnie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike McKinnie of Bolivar, and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Wright of Toone. Miss Evans is a 2009 graduate of the University School of Jackson, and a 2013 graduate of Union

University. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. David C. Evans, Sr., of Brownsville, and Mr. Ewell Shelton of Stanton. She is employed by the Haywood County Board of Education, and works as a first grade teacher. Mr. McKinnie is a 2009 graduate of Bolivar Central High School, and a 2013 cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Max Reams of Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill McDaniel of Bolivar. He is employed at H & R AgriPower as a precision agriculture specialist. The couple is set to wed in a private ceremony on Saturday, October 19 at Lebanon United Methodist Church at three o’clock in the afternoon. A reception will be held at four o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Evans, 1212 Evans Road, Brownsville. All friends and family are invited to attend the reception.

After an entire summer apart, the Tenth Review Club members stormed Peggy Haynes’ home for the annual Tater Night! It is one of our most loved events! Peggy makes the ‘taters’ and the rest of us are assigned a ‘side’ to bring. After all the hugging and greetings, we got in line for the scrumptious food awaiting us on Peggy’s counters! After choosing our table where we wanted to sit and visit, we had a ball! It was as if a batch of magpies had been turned loose!! It is a gossip/catch up session

to make your heart smile! We loved it! Reluctantly, Ilene Barcroft, this year’s president, called the meeting to order. As usual, the group dragged themselves into the living room and got down to business. The group went over who was going to do each month’s program and at whose house it would be. We then paid our annual dues and any fundraising dues we were behind. After we got all those basics taken care of, we went on to drawing our Secret Pals out of the envelopes Peggy had made up for

us. She always keeps us organized! The Club decided to change their meeting day to the first Tuesday of the month. After all the business was taken care of, there was no stopping the animated conversations that then took place! Oh my gosh! You would think we hadn’t seen one another for years! Our club is such a ‘hoot’! The next meeting will be October 1, at Carol Sills’ home and Paula Edwards will be helping her. S’mores and burgers, here we come!

Mrs. Velma Stafford McGee Date of Death - September 15, 2013 Mrs. Velma Stafford McGee, 104, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013. Funeral services were held September 18, 2013 at Roseland United Methodist Church in Aberdeen, North Carolina, officiated by the Rev. Linda Nelson. Graveside services will be 11 am Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Brownsville. She is survived by her daughter: Rev. Nancy Willard (Spencer)

of Laurinburg; her grandchildren: Derrick Willard (Jenny), Beth Bockoven (Paul), Leslie English (Paul), and Jeff Gregory (Jessica); great grandchildren: Mac Willard Anna Grace Willard, Carson Bockoven, Cecilia Bockoven, Jack English, and Reid Gregory. Born March 6, 1909 in Fayette County, TN, she was a daughter of the late Marvin C. and Belle Cole Stafford. A public school teacher until her retirement in

1974, she taught primary and middle schools in Braden, Whitehaven, and Haywood County; always considering teaching as her ministry. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and family, and always found good in everything and everyone. Memorials may be made to Roseland UMC, Playground Fund, 181 Rose Ridge Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315. Local services will be under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home.

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Mr. Steve Lynn Stanfield Date of Death - September 15, 2013

Mr. Claud Sensabaugh

in Ripley. Funeral services were held September 18, 2013 in the Lea and Simmons Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Edith United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ripley. He was preceded in death by his father: R.C. Stanfield and a sister: Janet Arwood. He is survived by his mother: Ruby Jewel Stanfield of Brownsville; two daughters: Brandy Griffin (Chris) Alamo;

Date of Death - September 16, 2013

Mr. Steve Lynn Stanfield, age 52 passed away September 15, 2013

Anniejo Lott (Joseph Madina) Brownsville; two brothers: Chris Stanfield, Ripley; Talbert Stanfield, Brownsville: brother in law: Gary Arwood, Ripley; two sisters: Janice Glass, Pelham, GA; Rita Nelson (Mark) Brownsville; seven grandchildren: Emma, Micha, Allie, Lynnzie Griffin, Steve, Conner Lott and Annalyse Madina. Memorials may be made to charity of the donor's choice.

Mr. Claud Sensabaugh, age 77, of Stanton, passed away at his residence

September 16, 2013. A memorial service will be held for Mr.

Sensabaugh at a later date.

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Mr. William James Middlebrooks Date of Death - September 15, 2013 Mr. William James "John Man" Middlebrooks, 79, died Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Crestview Health Care Center in

Brownsville. Services will be Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 11 am at Fredonia Baptist Church in Stanton. Interment will

be in Fredonia Memorial Gardens in Mason. There will be a visitation on Saturday from 10 am until time of service at Fredonia Baptist Church.

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In memory of Mr. Walter G. Hill September 17, 2005 A wonderful personality from us has gone. He has left us here to carry on. A great person he was indeed. He was always found helping those in need. Many days we have walked down life’s lane, But his voice is now hushed and he has no pain. The memory of our loved one will never fade away. We will think of him often each and every day. We love you, Wife, Ruth L. Hill Daughter, Shelia Hill Petrie Son-in-law, Phil W. Petrie, Jr. Granddaughters, Phylese Elizabeth and Sidney Shevae

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Weekly Devotional “A new commandment I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 (NIV) A little girl who attended church regularly with her parents and family showed up one Sunday morning looking very stressed and seemed to be experiencing problems. As the preacher approached her in the hall, he stopped to greet her. He could tell by the expression on her face that something was wrong. He began talking with her about how her week had gone and how her day was going. After listening to her, the preacher looked upon the little girl with compassion in his heart and said, “Honey, you know your church loves you, God loves you, and we are praying for you.” The little girl looked up at her minister with a stunned and far-a-way look on her face and said, “That all sounds good sir, but I need some love with skin on it.” Surely, we all know someone just like that little girl. How often have we also experienced similar feelings? We are called to be disciples. In order to show our love for Christ, it is necessary for us to extend His love upon the lives of others who need love with skin on it. Bro. Jerry Wilson—Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church ASSEMBLY OF GOD 772-8027 BROWNSVILLE TRUE LOVE TABERNACLE OF 1155 Berkley Dr • 7 P RAISE MINISTRY DANCYVILLE ASSEMBLY OF MACEDONIA BAPTIST 772-5531 1456 E. Main St. • GOD 103 Macedonia Rd. • 780-5481 13925 Hwy 76 North 772-4770 FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF GOD 221 S. Russell St. • PRESBYTERIAN FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD MERCER BAPTIST 779-9585 700 N. Dupree Ave. • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 1201 S. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242 109 W. College St. • 772-2536 ST. JAMES CHURCH OF GOD772-2893 N EW H OPE B APTIST CHRIST BAPTIST 586 Bond Ferry Rd. • 305 W. Thomas St. • OTHER ALLEN BAPTIST 772-5616 772-0354 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • BETHEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 772-3930 5732 Rudolph Rd. NEW REVELATION CHURCH OF GOD & MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHRIST ANTIOCH BAPTIST BETHEL SUCCESS 400 Rawls St. • REFUGEE TEMPLE HOLINESS 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 19 N. Court Square • 772-1020 977 King Ave. • 772-5682 772-0239 772-4166 NEW VISION COMMUNITY ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHRIST CHURCH OF 612 Fulton Rd. • EPISCOPAL Tibbs Community Church BROWNSVILLE 772-2663 CHRIST EPISCOPAL 9327 Tibbs Rd 2120 Anderson Ave. • 140 N. Washington Ave. • 772-9933 OAKVIEW BAPTIST 772-9156 BETHESDA MISSIONARY Winfield Lane • BAPTIST CHRIST TEMPLE APOSTOLIC 772-3933 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 126 Baxter St. • 404 E. Cherry St. • KINGDOM HALL - JEHOVAH’S 772-3388 772-0064 PEACEFUL CHAPEL MB WITNESS 1221 Fairground Rd. 8 • 1040 Boyd Ave. •BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST CHRISTIAN FAITH TABERNACLE 772-9473 772-6499 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 2826 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-6433 772-7112 POPLAR CORNER BAPTIST METHODIST 1010 Boyd Ave. • BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT UMC CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS 772-0950 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 1489 E. Main St. • 687 Bell St. • 772-2288 772-9882 772-5357 SHAW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST 3772 Shaw Chapel Rd. • BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH FAITH DELIVERANCE 772-7738 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 3515 Dancyville Rd. • 5481193 Tamm St. • 772-9753 6725 772-2236 SNIPES GROVE BAPTIST 1272 Thornton Rd. • BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY DOUGLAS CHAPEL C.M.E. FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP 772-5825 BAPTIST CHURCH 1274 Thornton Rd • 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 734-2700 3659 Stanton - Koko Rd. • STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH 772-0717 731-548-6800 107 Covington Rd. • FIRST HOLINESS CHURCH 548-6015 CALVARY BAPTIST FARMERS CHAPEL CME 205 E. Jefferson Street • 624 Hatchie St. • 107 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-8002 ST. PAUL BAPTIST 772-0192 772-3056 4270 Hwy. 76 S. • GREAT HEIGHTS 72-1149 CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1274 Thornton Rd. • FIRST UNITED METHODIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 117 E. Franklin St. • 779-9689 UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 772-1033 772-0365 81 Coburn Rd. • GREATER NEW BIRTH OF 772-6538 CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY MARVIN CHAPEL UNITED CHRIST BAPTIST METHODIST 505 Tyus St. • WILLOW GROVE BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 588 Marvin Chapel Rd. • 772-8247 Jackson Hwy. • 772-4840 772-6146 772-4644 HOPE OF FAITH FIRST BAPTIST MT. PLEASANT UNITED 900 S. Grand Ave. • WOODLAND BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • METHODIST CHURCH 772-6700 885 Woodland Church 772-1187 315 Mt. Pleasant Rd • Rd. • LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR 254- 9518 772-5004 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST TRUTH 294 Friendship Rd. • PROSPECT CME 1143 Tammbell St. • WOODLAWN BAPTIST 772-8060 10010 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-8101 Hwy. 19 • 772-4426 772-3530 GOOD HOPE MISSIONARY ZION TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH PROSPECT CME #1 1117 Friendship Rd. • ZION BAPTIST 554 HILLVILLE RD • 2656 Prospect Lane • 772-3295 1733 Upper Zion Rd. • 731-254-9818 772-9070 772-4211 PENTECOSTAL HOUSE OF HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH PRAYER SPRING HILL METHODIST CATHOLIC 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 235 Friendship Rd. • CHURCH ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC 731-254-8746 910 N. Washington Ave. • 441 Spring Hill Rd Stanton 772-9678 772-3514 126 N. Dupree Ave. • STANTON UNITED METHODIST 772-4826 115 Covington St. • CHURCH OF CHRIST 234-4914 CHURCH OF CHRIST OF BEECH HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST ROVE G Hickory Grove Haynes Rd. ST. PETER CME 778 Beech Grove Rd. • • 772-1259 5519 Fulton Rd. • 772-3449 772-5008 HOLLY GROVE BAPTIST J EFFERSON S TREET C HURCH OF 8488 Poplar Corner Road • TABERNACLE CME CHRIST 772-2627 151 E. Thomas St. • Minister: Earnest Haymon 1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-7774 772-3316 KEELING BAPTIST CHURCH 16675 Hwy 70 West • Sunday: UNION GROVE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 731-608-0833 Bible School...................9:45a.m. M ETHODIST 1238 Thorton Rd. • Worship................11a.m. & 6p.m. 8118 Hwy 70 E. • IGLESIA BAUTISTA CRISTO REY 772-3344 Bible Study.....................5p.m. 772-5168 1458 E. Main St. • WESTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 772-6024 Wednesday: Zion United Methodist 3235 Hwy. 54 W. • Bible Study.....................6p.m. 1732 Rudolph Rd. 772-3810 LONDON BRANCH BAPTIST S TANTON C HURCH OF C HRIST London Branch Rd. • 1234 E. 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Brownsville residents join in walking and/or biking together for stronger, healthier babies

Each week in Tennessee, 1221 babies are born prematurely, and 1 in 5 are born with a serious birth defect. Working to help change this are Brownsville-area residents. By raising awareness and funds through the March of Dimes largest event, March for Babies®, Brownsville supporters are helping improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March for Babies, the nation’s premier walking event, is held in 900 communities across the United States and involves

more than 7 million people each year. We would like to especially invite all area bikers to join us for the third Annual “Biking for Babies”. This biking event will begin with registration at 7:45 am on October 5 at the YMCA in Brownsville. The Ride itself will begin at 8:00 am and take you on one of three (25, 50, or 75-mile) routes. Each route will take you through the beautiful and peaceful back roads of Haywood County. Specific maps will be available on the day of the ride. We have had great comments from riders of the previous

year’s rides and hope to continue the trend to make it bigger and better each year. INSOUTH BANK and Kreme Kastle will provide this year’s lunch. This should be a great treat after the ride. For questions about the ride, contact JoAnna Morris at First South Bank at 731-779-0351, or Lisa Carlton at First State Bank at 731-779-9199. Then at 10:00 am on October 5, the annual March for Babies will begin and the walk will carry you through some of the streets of Brownsville and back to College Hill for the awards ceremony

and picnic. These events hope to raise $20,000 in support of healthy babies. “Thanks to the support of the local community, the March of Dimes has helped reduce the rate of premature birth. But there are still too many babies born too soon and sick,” stated 2013 March for Babies Chair JoAnna Morris, Community Bank President at First South Bank in Brownsville. “That is why I’m enlisting my colleagues, urging my competitors, and calling on the community to join March for Babies and Biking for Babies

events in a group effort for stronger, healthier babies.” Again, for more information on the March for Babies in Brownsville, contact the local Chair, JoAnna Morris at 731-780-5146. For information on the Biking for Babies, contact Lisa Carlton, President of First State Bank in Brownsville at 731-780-4429. In addition to supporting medical research, the funds raised through March for Babies are distributed to local community organizations working to improve the health of mothers and babies.

In Brownsville, March for Babies is sponsored by: Presenting Sponsor INSOUTH Bank, First South Bank, Lasco, Haywood Company, Cascades, Alpha Med, Brownsville Family Medicine, and Haywood Park Community Hospital. About the March of Dimes The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For latest resources and information, visit or Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Brownsville PD participates in National Child Passenger Safety Week 2013

This week, September 16 through 21, is National Child Passenger Safety week. The City of Brownsville PD is a Nationally Recognized Child Passenger Safety Seat center. The PD has five certified child passenger safety technicians that are available to to check car seats for proper installation and advise parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats and install them properly in their vehicles. The Police Department will be conducting programs at College Hill Head start, Anderson Elementary and Haywood High School this week. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children

ages one to 13. Crash data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2010 shows that about two children 12 or younger were killed and 325 were injured each day in passenger vehicles. “You can never predict or control what other drivers might do or how the weather might change the safety of a roadway,” said Captain Diebold. “The best way to protect your kids is to put them in the right car seats for their age and size and use those seats correctly on every trip, every time. We also urged parents to follow NHTSA’s car seat re c o m m e n d a t i o n s that recommend parents and

caregivers keep children in their restraint types for as long as possible according to manufacturer instructions before moving them to the next type. For maximum safety, a parent or caregiver should have the car seat installation inspected by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to ensure their children are in the right seats for their age and size. Children 12 and under should always ride in the back seat. Birth to 12 months For the best possible protection, your child under age one should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. There are different types of rear-facing car seats: infant-only seats can only be used rear-

facing. Convertible and three-in-one car seats typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position, allowing you to keep your child rear facing for a longer period of time. One to three years Your child should remain in a rearfacing car seat until the child reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. This may result in many children riding rear facing to age two or older. Once your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness. Four to eight years Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until the

child reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat. Nine to twelve years Keep your child in a booster seat until the child is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face. Remember: Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size, choose a seat that fits in your vehicle, and use it

on every trip, every time. Always refer to your specific car seat manufacturer’s instructions; read the vehicle owner’s manual on how to install the car seat using the seat belt or LATCH system; and check height and weight limits. To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements. Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12. For more information on car seat safety, Child Passenger Safety Week and to find other seat check events, visit www.safercar. gov/therightseat, or contact the Police Department at 772-1260.


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Harold Garrett re-elected as School Board Chairman

In business Thursday night at the school board meeting, the board unanimously re-elected Harold Garrett as school board chairman and Robbie Jarrett-King as vice chairman. Committee appointments remained the same as last year with Greg Vanstory serving as the TLN Representative, Allen Currie and Mrs. King serving on the

Scholarship Committee, Mrs. Hess and Mrs. King on the Collaborative C o n f e r e n c i n g Committee and Mrs. Hess and Mr. Garrett on the Budget Committee. Superintendent Teresa Russell mentioned that the HMS Warrior Football Team is undefeated, and the HHS Homecoming during her Celebration of Haywood County

Schools. Homecoming is Friday, October 11, and the schedule is posted on the school website under news on the front page – Board members approved for the Haywood Youth Sports to use three school buses to transport players and cheerleaders to and from away league games on September 28 in Jackson, October 12 in Memphis

and October 19 in Jackson. The HHS Show Choir was approved for out-of-state travel to Chicago, Illinois, in April to attend the 2014 Heritage Music Festival. Cowart Reese Sargent Accounting Firm in Brownsville was approved to audit the school and cafeteria accounts for this fiscal year ending on June 30, 2014. CFO/Associate

Superintendent Vincent Harvell presented to the board the new state health insurance offer to the board. Basically, rates increased 5.6 percent, and he proposed that the system pick up the increase. This will cost the school system $72,795 and this amount was included in the budget. The state’s insurance plan also offers employees several

new options that will have higher deductibles and lower premiums. These plans meet the requirements of the Affordable Healthcare Act. The Board agreed with his request to pick up the increase. The last order of business was the approval of budget amendments. The next scheduled board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8.

Haywood 4-H’ers earn trip to state meat judging contest BY WALTER BATTLE The County’s senior 4-H Meat Judging team placed third at the University of Tennessee’s Western Region competition last Saturday earning a second straight trip to the State finals to be held in Knoxville. Comprising the team are Joshua and Jesse Williams, Isiah Franklin, and Quintin Douglas.

The County’s Junior High team consisting of Alexis Harris, Erica Hurt, Travis Jones, and Hollis Davis placed second in their division. These kids also participated in the Outdoor Meat Cooking contest. The Extension office is committed to providing youth opportunities to participate and learn about food and nutrition. These contests are a great

way for kids to “learn by doing.” In the Meat Judging contest, participants must identify 30 retail meat cuts, place or rank four beef rib eyes and pork steaks from best to least, and answer 10 questions about the cuts. In the Outdoor Meat Cooking contest, the team prepares beef, chicken, lamb, and pork. They are judged on flavor, using a charcoal

fire, and food safety practices. To inquire about

ways in which youth can participate in 4-H, call 772-2861 or

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

HHS Library announces Book Fair The HHS Library will host a Scholastic Book Fair September 30-October 4. It will be open the day of ParentTeacher Conference and continue until the end of the week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be lots of great books for teens available for purchase. “It has been a couple of years since we have been able to have a Book Fair, so it will be good to see what Scholastic is promoting this year,” said Librarian Julie Dahlhauser. “We are also doing the Wish List for teachers this year. Teachers will

make selections of books they would like to have for use in their classrooms, and parents may purchase the book as a gift for the teacher. We will add a book plate indicating which student the gift is from. It’s a great way to show appreciation to your teachers.” Scholastic will accept debit and credit cards as well as cash and checks. Online shopping is also available, so parents don’t even have to come to school to participate. Watch for more information in the next few weeks.

HHS Band competes in Ripley Labor Day Parade

The Haywood Tomcat Marching Band participated in the annual Ripley Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 2. The Marching Tomcats have participated in this event for the past three years and are always proud to represent Haywood County wherever they go. HHS Band teacher is Dumanic Wade.

TN adopts second high school equivalency test

New HiSET and GED start in 2014 Beginning January 2, 2014, out-of-school youth and adults who are pursuing a highschool equivalency credential will have another test option to improve their earnings potential. Tennesseans will have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® test or an alternative high school equivalency test designed by Educational Testing Services called HiSET™.

Tennessee is one of several states that are adopting the new test due to changes in the GED Exam. Beginning in January of 2014, the new GED test will only be offered via computer. The HiSET alternative test will allow for either computer or paper-based testing. Passing either test will lead to a high school equivalency diploma issued by the State of Tennessee and accepted nationally. “We are

pleased that the alternative test, which has been approved by the General Assembly and the State Board of Education, will continue to offer paper-based testing as an option in addition to computer-based,” said Adult Education Administrator Marva Doremus. “We want as much accessibility as possible for those who lack a high school diploma since attaining this credential enhances

their employment opportunities.” Like the GED, the HiSET exam will measure a student’s knowledge and skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies and will be significantly aligned to Common Core State Standards. Tennesseans who have passed some but not all parts of the GED have only the remainder of 2013 to earn their high school

credential under the current test structure. All partial scores will no longer be valid after January 1, 2014. Last year, 10,142 Tennesseans earned GED diplomas, but Tennessee still has more than 930,000 adults without a high school diploma or its equivalent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who have a high school credential earn $181 more weekly than those

without. Additionally, those with a high school credential have an unemployment rate of 8.3% compared with 12.4% of those who do not. For details on taking high school equivalency tests and information on preparation courses, contact the Adult Education Division of the Department of Labor & Workforce Development at 1-800531-1515, or visit the Department’s website.


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

DAR and Haywood Elementary kick-off Constitution Week

Members of the local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Haywood Elementary students kicked off Constitution Week with a bang. Constitution Week is celebrated from September 17 to September 23 each year. To commemorate

the beginning of Constitution Week this year, members of the David Craig chapter of DAR met with one class from each of Haywood Elementary’s grades 1, 2, and 3, Tuesday Sept 17. DAR members handed out red, white and blue balloons to the students. After all of the balloons were handed

out, the students gathered in a big group to release them. The tornado siren was turned on at noon and everyone present rang bells as part of the event. The event was meant to be a fun way to bring attention to Constitution Week and its importance for the

younger generation. The annual Constitution Week celebration began in 1955 when DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 1723 to be dedicated to the

historical document. Congress later adopted the resolution and Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into public law on August 2, 1956. According to the DAR website, two goals

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Tomcats fall to Crockett Co. By JEFF IRELAND A shorthanded Haywood squad hung with the state’s 10th-ranked Class 4A team for a while Friday night in Brownsville. But in the end, Crockett County had a little too much firepower and defeated the Tomcats, 21-7, in non-district action. Haywood (2-2), playing without an injured Bryce Young, the team’s leading rusher through three games, still managed 292 yards of offense and had more first downs (15 to 9) than the Cavaliers (3-1). But Crockett County’s defense managed to keep Haywood out of the end zone until late in the game when sophomore quarterback Wil Austin scored on a run to trim the lead to 14. Trailing 14-0 early in the fourth quarter, Haywood drove inside the Crockett 10-yard line but was unable to score. Crockett answered with a TD to go ahead by three scores. “It was a great rebound game for us,â€? said Haywood head coach Ernie Jackson, referring to the team’s loss the previous week to Liberty. “We’ve got some small things we need to continue to work on ‌ The defense played lights out. They really only gave up two plays. They kept us in it.â€? Austin had a big game passing for the Tomcats,

completing 18 of 29 passes for 218 yards. Sophomores Denarius Toliver (eight catches, 97 yards) and Dylan Simmons (four catches, 83 yards) were his primary targets. Josh Reed, another sophomore, led Haywood’s rushing attack with 31 yards on three carries. Seniors Montravious Currie and Tyverius Jones each had 18 yards on the ground for the Tomcats. The Cavaliers did most of their damage on the ground. Josh Tatum finished with 113 yards on 16 carries and a score and Dachaun Pickens scored a pair of touchdowns. Crockett quarterback Cade Parlow also chipped in with 42 yards rushing. Haywood sophomore Emmit Gooden led Haywood’s defense with 11 tackles, including a sack and another tackle for loss. Currie had eight tackles and Xavier Ballard (six tackles) recorded a sack. “I was really proud of the guys,â€? Jackson said. “They kept fighting until the end and never gave up ‌ This is a process. Rome wasn’t built in a day.â€? Equavious Barbee, one of the team’s top receivers, missed most of the game after being injured in the first quarter. Jackson said he expects Barbee and Young to re-

turn this week. The Tomcats, who are 0-1 in District 15-AA, return to league action tomorrow night at Covington. The Chargers (3-1 overall, 1-0 district) beat Jackson North Side two weeks ago in league play before falling 31-7 last week to Brighton. Friday’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. and is homecoming for the Chargers. “This is a big, big game for us this weekend,� Jackson said. “If we can get this one we’ll be right back in the (district) race.�

Below, Haywood quarterback Wil Austin hands off to Josh Reed during action Friday against Crockett County. Above, coach Andre Green talks to his defense during recent action. The Tomcats return to action tomorrow night at Covington in a key district game. Top photo by Jeff Ireland, bottom photo by Oscar Esquivias

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Lady Cats down JCM, tie Obion By JEFF IRELAND The Haywood Lady Tomcats soccer team has been showing improvement lately for sure. And that trend continued over the past week as Haywood defeated Jackson Central Merry convincingly and nearly knocked o one of the better teams in the area. Tuesday night at home, Haywood (4-3-2) played Obion County to a scoreless tie for 78 minutes until the Lady Rebels got a late goal to prevail 1-0. “That was probably the best game we’ve played all year,â€? said Haywood coach Mixon Moore. “We went in there and played toe-to-toe with them. I was very proud of them. We didn’t get the

result we wanted, but we played hard.â€? Obion beat Haywood 8-0 last year. But this time around the Lady Tomcats took Obion County down to the wire and even had a few chances to take the lead. “We had some opportunities to score,â€? said Moore, “but we just didn’t ďŹ nish.â€? Haywood beat JCM at home last Thursday, 4-1. Kim Nieto, Eliza Ford and Dasjia Wilson each scored and Dannon Eubanks converted a penalty kick for Haywood’s ďŹ nal goal. Wilson, Ford and Guadalupe Rosales each had assists in the game. Haywood led 4-0 at the half. The Lady Tomcats travel to Trenton to take on Peabody today at 5:30 p.m.

Above, Haywood’s Dannon Eubanks converts a penalty kick against JCM. Below, Kim Nieto takes a shot in the team’s 4-1 win over JCM. Photos by Oscar Esquivias

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TN Department of Commerce and Insurance reminds Tennesseans to “always verify before you pay” After a very wet summer, it’s important for Tennesseans to make sure that a licensed contractor services any needed home repairs. “We encourage individuals to vet contractors through or through the Board for Licensing Contractors before signing on the dotted line,” said the Regulatory Boards Assistant Commissioner Bill Giannini. “Never pay cash and always, ALWAYS, verify before you pay any money!” The Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) offers the following tips to homeowners for interacting with insurance companies and

selecting contractors: As soon as possible after an event affects your home, assess damage. Locate a copy of your home insurance policy and read through it. Weigh contacting your insurance carrier or your agent. (Note: Frequently filing claims could affect your coverage.) If you decide to contact your insurer, make a thorough inventory of all of the items missing from or damaged in your home for your adjuster. Take pictures, if possible, of all damage – inside and outside, from several angles – to get full documentation before any repairs are made. Secure and protect your property against

further rain or other damage as much as possible without making permanent repairs, so that the adjuster can see and document the full extent of the damage, Keep receipts for expenses of protecting your property from further damage. Follow the claimsfiling procedure set forth in your policy. If there is a dispute, follow the company’s dispute process. Many larger companies have quick-response teams that come into areas of heavy damage to process large numbers of claims as quickly as possible. Others will not send someone out unless you call them. Call your

company to be sure. Call TDCI with insurance issues at 800-342-4029 or the department’s Consumer Affairs division hotline for non-insurance issues at 800-342-8385. Te n n e s s e e ’ s Board for Licensed Contractors has found that unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors like to take advantage of homeowners anxious to rebuild after disasters. Be sure to hire only licensed contractors and check them out with the Board. Consumers may verify a license status by calling 800-544-7693, or may check TDCI’s website for various trades at Contractor tips Consumers can

find great contractor related resources on the Board for Licensing Contractors consumer resources page. Again, the State encourages Tennesseans to regularly visit and utilize, which is the license database for dozens of professions (including home contractors). Consumers can and should check the license status of any contractor they consider hiring, not just ones from out of state. They also can find the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s list of problem contractors and the monthly disciplinary actions report posted on the website. The Contractors

Board can be reached at 1-800-544-7693 or by e-mailing contractors, Both can be used to file complaints against a contractor. Also be advised that the National Flood Insurance Plan is a federally administered program, operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. For more information, contact FEMA. The Department of Commernce and Insurance works to protect consumers while ensuring fair competition for industries and professionals who do business in Tennessee. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for daily TDCI tips!

Haslam appoints Goldin to Court of Appeals, Western Section Appointee will replace retiring Judge Alan E. Highers Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Chancellor Arnold B. Goldin to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. Goldin will replace Judge Alan E. Highers, who will retire at the conclusion of his current term. “Chancellor Goldin has done an outstanding job and will be an excellent judge on the Court of Appeals in the Western

Section,” Haslam said. “His experience on the bench and in private practice will serve the people of West Tennessee well.” Goldin, 64, has been chancellor in the Shelby County Chancery Court since October 2002, when Gov. Don Sundquist appointed him. He was elected in August 2004 to fill an unexpired term and reelected in August of 2006 for a full eight-

year term. Prior to his judicial appointment, Goldin was in private practice since 1974, concentrating on civil litigation in state and federal courts. “I am deeply honored by the governor’s confidence in me,” Goldin said. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Tennessee on the Court of Appeals for the Western Section.

I would also like to thank my family and friends for all of their prayers and support during this process.” Goldin was chair of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group in United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee from 1995-1999. He was a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution

from 1992-1995 and a charter member of the Tennessee Bar Foundation IOLTA Grant Review Committee from 19871989. He was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Tort Reform from 1986-1987. Goldin was recipient of the 2004 Chancellor CharlesA. Rond “Judge of the Year Award” presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis

Bar Association. Goldin received his juris doctorate from Memphis State University, now known as the University of Memphis, in 1974. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 1971. He and his wife, Shara Lynn, live in Memphis and have a son, Joshua, a daughter, Rebecca, and four grandchildren. Website Ranked First In the Nation State builds on trend of delivering award-winning digital services to citizens The State of Tennessee’s official website,, has been named the best state website in the country in the annual “Best of the Web” competition sponsored by the Center for Digital G o v e r n m e n t . “With more Tennesseans going online to do business with the state, we understand that there

is growing demand for mobile access to state services,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “As we continue to look for ways to make state government more customerfocused, efficient and effective, we are grateful for this recognition that supports those efforts online.” R e c e n t l y redesigned,

was optimized for a range of screen sizes – from monitors to tablets to phones – to provide easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling. Support for retina displays, swipe gestures on rotators and collapsing menus are just a few of the ways the site has been enhanced

to improve the user experience and better interact with visitors. Since 2011, the State of Tennessee has been increasingly recognized as a leader in using technology to better serve Tennesseans and streamline operations. In addition to the state’s 2013 Best of the Web win, the Tennessee Department of Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n

was awarded a Digital Government Achievement Award for its innovative SmartWay Mobile a p p l i c a t i o n available on iOS and Android devices. Less than a year ago, the state was awarded an “A-” in the biennial Digital States Survey and recognized with another Digital Government Achievement Award

for the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security’s iPad kiosk app for driver license renewals. The redesign was completed through a unique partnership with Nashvillebased NICUSA Tennessee, part of the eGovernment firm NIC’s family of companies.

Haslam Shifts ‘Drive to 55’ Initiative Into High Gear Goal to have 55 percent of Tennesseans with certificates or degrees beyond high school by 2025 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today convened key stakeholders including members of the General Assembly and leaders from Tennessee’s four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, colleges of applied technology, chambers of commerce, the business community, and the state board of education to discuss the challenges Tennessee faces in building a strong workforce for today and in the future. “We want Tennesseans working in Tennessee jobs. We want Tennesseans to have an opportunity to get a good job and for those in the workplace to be able to advance and get an even better job,” Haslam said. “Currently in Tennessee, only 32 percent of us have a certificate or degree beyond high school, and studies show that by the year 2025 that number needs to be

at least 55 percent for us to keep up with job demand. We have a lot of work ahead of us.” The governor outlined Tennessee’s current situation i n c l u d i n g : Nearly 70 percent of Tennessee students entering community college need remedial classes before they can take college level courses; More than 20,000 Tennessee high school graduates choose not to continue their education each year. There are approximately 940,000 adult Tennesseans who have some college credit but haven’t earned an associate or four-year degree. On the state’s current path, Tennessee is projected to reach 39 percent of citizens with a certificate or degree beyond high school by the year 2025. To reach 55 percent would be 494,000 more people. Two national experts participated in the event, held at

the Music City Center in Nashville, to give global perspectives on workforce trends, the importance of workforce readiness, and innovations in postsecondary education. Jeff Strohl, the director of research at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, leads a team that researches how education impacts the workforce and focuses on how to quantify skills and better understand competencies in the context of an evolving workplace. Anant Agarwal serves as president of edX, a worldwide, online learning initiative of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. He is also a professor in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. The governor’s special advisor for

Higher Education, Randy Boyd, also gave an update on the progress made to date on the “Drive to 55” initiative including: $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce d e v e l o p m e n t programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, which institutions will begin receiving in the coming weeks. Launch of WGU Tennessee - an online, competency-based university aimed at the 940,000 adult Tennesseans that have some college credit but didn’t graduate with an associate or four-year degree. Newly created e n d o w m e n t of $47 million using operational reserve funds from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) to provide nearly $2 million each year to

support scholarships for “last dollar” scholarship programs such as tnAchieves. These scholarships fill the gaps between students’ financial aid and the real costs of college including books, supplies, room and board. Launching the SAILS program, Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support, to give students who need extra support in math attention during their senior year in high school so they can avoid remediation when they enter college. L e g i s l a t i o n sponsored by Majority Leaders Mark Norris and Gerald McCormick to create the Labor Education Alignment Program – or LEAP – to better coordinate key stakeholders on the state and local level to address workforce readiness. And new online learning innovations in Tennessee through

partnerships with edX and Coursera. Haslam appointed Boyd to the position in January, and he has consulted with a formal working group made up of the governor, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and president of the University of Tennessee. Although Boyd’s position is fulltime, he is working for the state on a voluntary, unpaid basis. The governor will be traveling the state in the coming weeks making the case for a stronger emphasis on workforce readiness in Tennessee – equipping more Tennesseans with the skills and training they need beyond high school for the jobs of today and tomorrow. For more information on the ‘Drive to 55’ initiative, visit

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September marks National Preparedness Month TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security encourages citizens to prepare for man-made disasters, potential terrorist attacks

The beginning of September marks the start of National Preparedness Month. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security encourages Tennesseans to use this month to prepare for both natural and man-made disasters, such as potential terrorists attacks. This year’s preparedness month theme is “You Can Be the Hero.” “As we near the 12-

year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, we still remember the heroic acts of first responders and citizens on that day. We witnessed that same heroism earlier this year during the Boston Marathon,” Commissioner Gibbons said. “We know from experience that terrorism is a real part of our lives today, and an attack can happen suddenly and

without warning. It’s important for citizens to become as prepared as possible for terrorist hazards and ‘be the hero’ in their homes, communities and state,” he added. “Citizens are as much a part of securing the homeland as we are,” Assistant Commissioner Purkey said, who oversees the state’s Office of Homeland Security. “We count on people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior or unattended packages or devices to local law enforcement. The most important advice we can share is if you see something, say something.” Terrorist hazards can include biological and chemical threats, explosions, cyber attacks and nuclear blasts. One of the first action steps in the

event of a terrorist act is to decide whether to stay put, shelterin-place or get away. Commissioner Purkey explained that citizens should be prepared to use available resources to create a barrier between themselves and the outside in case of air contamination or create an evacuation plan if one needs to leave the area quickly. “We are also urging citizens to remain informed about how they will be notified of a disaster as methods may vary from community to community. And everyone should know if an emergency plan exists at places where their families spend time,” Purkey added. The preparation for a terrorist attack is much the same as it is for other emergencies – be alert, remain informed,

and be prepared. Visit for more tips on National Preparedness Month. Tennesseans can report suspicious activities online at homelandsecurity/ report_susp_act.shtml or by calling 1(877) 250-2333, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To sign up for and receive alerts from the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), file://localhost/ visit http/:www. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s p r o c l a m a t i o n r e c o g n i z i n g September as National Preparedness Month also accompanies this press release. National Preparedness Month is sponsored by Federal Emergency M a n a g e m e n t

Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corp and the Ad Council. Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s ( w w w. T N . G o v / safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.

Corker statement on U.S.-Russia agreement on syrian chemical weapons U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding the announcement of an agreement between

the U.S. and Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons. “Absent the threat of force, it’s unclear to me how Syrian compliance will be possible under the terms of any agreement. I’m still

reviewing the details and believe Syria’s willingness to follow through is very much an open question, but I remain supportive of a strong diplomatic solution to Syria’s use of chemical weapons,”

said Corker. “I am concerned that these negotiations not be used as an opportunity to retreat from our broader national interests, but rather, to reinforce them, including

support for moderate opposition forces and, most importantly, reassuring our allies of U.S. resolve to counter threats from Iran and other rogue nations. The administration’s

handling of this crisis has hurt U.S. credibility, so it’s vital that going forward, the President articulate how his actions protect our national interests in Syria and the region.”

Fincher, Alexander introduce new legislation to protect taxpayers against IRS abuses Say legislation requiring notification whenever IRS accesses taxpayers’ information will help safeguard constitutional rights, following targeting of conservative groups U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) today announced that they will introduce legislation when Congress comes back into session requiring the federal government to notify taxpayers whenever the Internal Revenue Service has accessed their tax returns or other information. Fincher said: “Across the country, Americans are losing faith in the government as they’re watching the IRS play politics. This blatant violation of the First Amendment is unacceptable and

I’m committed to making sure the IRS is never again used as a political weapon against any group, conservative liberal.” or Alexander said: “The IRS violated the First Amendment rights of the American people when it created what amounted to an enemies list of conservatives, including Tennessee Tea Party groups, to keep people quiet. This legislation will give taxpayers the protection they need to make sure the IRS isn’t using their information in a way that violates their First Amendment

rights to speak up and speak out, for political reasons or otherwise.” The “IRS Abuse Protection Act,” cosponsored by Alexander in the U.S. Senate and Fincher in the U.S. House of Representatives, would require that the secretary of the U.S. Treasury notify taxpayers, in writing, each time the IRS accesses their tax accounts, tax returns or other tax return information. The notice must include who accessed the information, the purpose of doing so and how the information was

accessed. Taxpayers would also receive a copy of the information accessed, and any report issued on how it was used. Earlier this year Fincher joined over 100 members of Congress calling on Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to investigate the actions of the IRS. Following the letter to Secretary Lew, Fincher introduced the IRS Employee Responsibility Act of 2013. This legislation requires IRS employees to take responsibility for their actions in the same manner any private employee has to when they are sued

in civil court by being responsible for their own legal fees and any judgment awarded, instead of the federal government providing an attorney at no charge and paying the judgment awarded. A l e x a n d e r previously joined a letter by 45 U.S. senators calling on the Obama administration to comply with all requests by Congress as it examines the IRS’s admitted targeting of conservative groups and others during the 2012 election. This followed his March 2012 request to the IRS for assurances

that its inquiries when considering the tax status of groups were consistent across the political spectrum. Alexander first said the Obama administration’s behavior resembled the Nixon administration’s creation of an “enemies list” – which became public as part of the Watergate scandal – in October 2009. He cited administration statements treating businesses, the media and members of Congress like enemies, saying Obama should “push the street brawling out of the White House.”

Haslam Announces Governor’s Management Fellowship Program Highly Competitive Two-Year Program for Recent Graduates Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the Tennessee Governor’s M a n a g e m e n t Fellowship program for exceptional applicants who wish to serve and learn under Tennessee state government’s top leaders. The nonpartisan program offers a competitive salary and is open to recent graduates demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, a passion for serving their communities and outstanding character and leadership abilities. “This is a chance to identify and nurture

some of our finest recent graduates and team them with executive leadership in state government,” Haslam said. “We have many talented potential leaders, and this will help them gain valuable experience that will create many long-term benefits.” Five fellows will be chosen by an executive committee of some of the state’s foremost leaders. Fellows will be given the opportunity to spend two years working full-time for senior and top-ranking government officials beginning August 11, 2014. After spending six

months on statewide projects, fellows will be assigned to one of state government’s 22 departments. They will then serve directly under the commissioner of that department. Fellows will participate in an 18month leadership development program, attend events with the state’s top public and private sector leaders and assume responsibility on important statewide and departmental initiatives. Applicants must have graduated from an undergraduate institution or graduate program between December 2011 and

August 2014. They must prove excellence in academics, exhibit leadership ability and show involvement in extracurricular, community and/ or civic activities. Members of the program’s executive committee are: Mintha Roach, president and CEO of the Knoxville Utilities Board Gary R. Wade, chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court Bill Purcell, attorney and former Nashville mayor and Tennessee state legislator Mark Emkes, former commissioner of the Tennessee

Department of Finance and Administration and retired chief executive officer of Bridgestone Americas Alberto Gonzales, Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law at Belmont University and former United States attorney general Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National Corporation Gary Shorb, president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Mark Cate, chief of staff for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Larry Martin, commissioner of the

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Bill Hagerty, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community D e v e l o p m e n t Rebecca Hunter, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Resources Herbert Slatery, legal counsel to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam The fellowship application can be completed through the website governor/fellowship. Applications will be open until Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

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Around Town

Allen News By Sandi Bishop What beautiful weather we've had for a few days now - my favorite time of the year is just around the corner. We had a wonderful service Sunday morning – baptized 6 new members. Our latest new member is James Bailey. We welcome James and his son, Aaron, into our fellowship. James was baptized, along with Jason Foust, Tracy Foust, Austin Foust, Angie Hart and Ron Hart. We welcome these families to Allen and look forward to growing together in the Lord. Bro. Phil's message was from Psalm 51:1-2 - "What Happens When Christians Sin?" David committed terrible sins, but cried out to the Lord for His forgiveness and to be restored to His fellowship. We all sin and fall far short of the glory of God. But when you know God, what can separate you from the love of God? - NOTHING! We need to consider the consequences of our sins, ask for forgiveness, and then rejoice in the restoration and cleansing that God gives us.

The choir sang one of my favorite songs for the call to worship - "Let's Just Praise The Lord" and Adam Buckingham did his usual great job on the special music. He sang "Waiting" - that tells about what we should do after we become a Christian while we're waiting on the Lord to come again. Looking forward to our revival - October 13th at 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. October 14th at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Don Pierson will be bringing our messages and the emphasis will be on prayer. We have some folks from Somerville coming on Sunday morning and Sunday evening to bring the special music - and then our sweet friends, The Barnetts, will bring the special music on Monday night. There are many folks in our church, our community, our nation and our world that are much in need of prayer - sickness, loss of loved ones, personal problems - the list goes on and on. Please lift up the ones mentioned within our congregation and

those in your own prayer hearts - even if we don't call them by name or even know their name - one thing is for sure, God knows and He hears every prayer. No prayer ever goes unnoticed or unanswered by God. Happy Birthday this week to R.J. Young, Matt Alexander and Johnny Hendrix and Happy Anniversary to Chad & Melissa Kirk. And here’s a special Happy Birthday “shout out” to my friend, Renette, on her big “3-0”! She’s the only person that I know who wanted a pony when she was little (didn’t we all?) and actually got one – on her 10th birthday – “Tinkerbell” – how cool is that! She just turned 30, looks like she’s 16 and has the wisdom and soul of someone of many years. Hope you have many more, Rennie! Final thought: "Earthly friendships will often diminish and fade, but to those who know the Lord, He is a neverfailing Friend forever". Love and blessings to you all.

Westside News By Mary W. Lewis Congratulations to our local police department for rating so highly. This is their fourth straight year to be declared first in the state of Tennessee. They also placed third in our nation for its size department. Police chiefs will accept the honors in Philadelphia in October. Congratulations also to Westside’s own Lt. Mark Covington who was given the state “Beyond the Traffic Stop” award. His alertness with a speed gun netted the capture of three Texas suspects guilty of fraud in three different states. Out of thousands of officers, he alone received this honor. Incidentally, Mark is a new member of the 2013 Haywood County Adult Leadership Class. We salute Mark. The annual Cox reunion was held this past Sunday in the former Crockett Mills school cafeteria and gym. Pearl Knox Gordon and her son Malcolm “Mac” Perry were there. My neighbors Azell and Mary hosted a beautiful party Saturday evening at Brownsville Parks and Recreation building on Boyd Ave. for their daughter Sybil and

her husband Carlos who recently wed in Aruba to celebrate with their family and friends here. The entire building was tastefully decorated with all individual groups of tables and chairs draped with a red and white theme. A deejay was responsible for the music. After the couple made their entrance, as is traditional, the groom slipped the red garter on his bride and had the first dance. A professional photographer made individual pictures of everyone. Afterwards a delicious dinner was served to the 4 – 7 p.m. crowd. Special guests were Sybil’s grandmother, Ollie Williams, an aunt, Dana, and several other relatives, including Sybil’s cousin Brannon who partakes in bullriding contests. Paul and I enjoyed the celebration immensely. The couple flew home to Virginia the next day. After reading Renee Moss’ account concerning WalMart’s remodeling and reopening, I wondered had folks heard about an incident that occurred in early years in our store. I was hired October 12,

1977. I remember the date stamped on my time card, having to use it several times day “in” and day “out” (no pun intended) for seventeen years. I’d been on the job sometime when a big, beautiful red dog had wandered inside the store choosing to stretch our in Health and Beauty aids. Mildred Bourne’s niece at the front on the Service Desk urgently called a stock person to come quickly and “get this dog out of the store”. Mr. Sam Walton made his way to the front and claimed his best hunting dog, Ol’ Roy. This happened when our store was located on East Main in Bradford Square Shopping Center. Mr. Sam and Ol’ Roy had been to the National Field Trials, held annually at Grand Junction, traveling together in Mr. Sam’s old red pickup as he did for several years coming from AR. Ol’ Roy, celebrity and fortunate canine, that graces cans and sacks of dog food bearing his likeness even today was almost thrown our of his master’s first TN store that day. We had lots of laughs about this with Mildred. We found Mr. Sam to be likeable.

Crestview News Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, CCClub, Douglas Chapel CME Church, First Assembly of God Church ladies, Mrs. Ann Nuckolls, Bingo ladies, Peaceful Chapel Missionary Baptist Church ladies, First United Methodist Church members, Community Temple of the Living Church

ladies. We certainly enjoyed Mr. Sonny Jackson and friend coming on Wednesday afternoon singing country and gospel music. It was the old songs that our residents were familiar with and some of them sang right along with them. It was a very entertaining afternoon. Thank you to the family of Mrs. Evelyn

Ballinger who brought the lovely flowers. We certainly appreciate you thinking of us. Thank you to Ms. Kay Gary for the nail polish and bingo prizes she donated. We appreciate her thoughtfulness. Thought for the week: Proverbs 20:15 (NIV) Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.

By Marty Williams Give a pet a furever home! Adopt a pet!! 7722908 Laura Hooper (one of my former Brownie/ Girl Scouts) daughter of Jeff & Margie Hooper is engaged! She has said ‘yes’ to Beau Sigler, from Jackson! They will marry in February, in the Caymans, and reside in Baltimore, Maryland. Congratulations! Hooray for Haywood Company’s ‘Haywood Helping Hands’!! They donated $1000 to Captain Chuck Willis, for one of my favorite charities… The Haywood County Animal Shelter! Those of you who know me, know I love animals! Thank you Teknor Apex/Haywood Compan!. You have helped so many causes in the years you have been part of our community. I am so proud! Now those lost and abandoned fur babies can have some ‘stuff’! My neighbors, Bobby and Lanette Pratt, celebrated 46 years of marriage on September 15. Congratulations! HMS homecoming has already taken place! The HMS Homecoming Court consisted of: Chloe Fry, Riley Barr, Madison Kellum, Emily Russell, Victoria Colbeck, Ellie Haynes, Temple Taylor, Stewart Gillespie, Gracie Glaser and Kerrington Doyle. The Queen of the evening was Temple Taylor. You know there were a lot of elated parents that night! Lieutenant Mark Covington is on a remarkable ‘high’ these days. He was awarded the coveted ‘Beyond the

Traffic Stop’ for the State of Tennessee! He is also in the 2013-3014 Chamber Adult Leadership Class at this time! What a terrific way to start off this Leadership year! Congratulations! Susan Sills has just returned from a trip of a lifetime to England, with a side trip to Paris! She was joined by her eldest son, Chris Morey and his daughters, Anna and Abby, on a week-long ancestral trek through Northern England. They were traveling with the Speake’s Family Association, of which she is the current President, to visit the lands of her Speake family ancestors, in the Ribble Valley of Lancashire, England. Through genealogical research and current DNA findings, they were able to determine the ancestral roots of our colonial immigrant who arrived in Maryland prior to 1660! At the end of their journey, they tunneled under the English Channel by fast train, to spend the weekend in Paris. Amazing! A magnificent Hooray to Brownsville Police Department, who has been crowing about their awards! An awesome First place award in all of Tennessee, at the Governor’s Highway Safety Office Tennessee Lifesavers Conference and Law Enforcement Challenge, sworn officer category and third place in the nation in the National Law Enforcement Challenge for a department of its size! And they thought our BPD was just a

pretty face! Hah! We are H-O-T!!! A special concert on the porch is coming up at the Delta Heritage Center. The singing fireman, David Smith and Amy Barcroft (both Brownsville Homecoming soloists), along with Gospel Stars, will be performing September 21, at 7:00 pm. Another hip-hip hooray to BPD’s Captain Chuck Willis, who just earned his Criminal Justice degree and graduated summa cum laude from Bethel University! Whoa, Chuck! You are on a roll! Dr. Sue and husband David McElrath, took a 21st anniversary trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. They stayed at the ‘Stockyards’, which is where the cowboys used to herd all the cattle for exchange. The town still has the setting of the old West and they still do a mock cattle herd and mock gunfight daily. Of course, they had to do a Rangers baseball game too! The interstate speed there was 75 mph!! Robert and Peggy Haynes joined son Scott, and his family, to celebrate Anna’s 7th birthday at Outback Steakhouse. The Chamber Ambassadors are having their annual picnic out at Vicky and Frank Fawcett’s camp house, at Wesley Lake. When Vicky and Frank grill for the Ambassadors, they grill for the Ambassadors! Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111

UT Ex Extxtetension Third annual “Pink” Luncheon set for October 3 BY TENNILLE SHORT Once again, UT/TSU ExtensionHaywood County is offering an opportunity for ladies to come together during the month of October to learn about female cancers and celebrate survivors. There’s PINK: Power IN Knowledge- a luncheon dedicated to women’s health education- is scheduled for Thursday, October 3 at the W.O.W. Building in Brownsville. Doors will open at 11:30 am. The program begins at noon. Ladies will have the opportunity to visit a number of exhibitors, collect giveaways, and participate in an optional cancer risk assessment from the Kirkland Cancer Center. A free catered lunch will be provided. Participation in this free event is limited to the first 50 ladies that register by calling (731) 772-2861. Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 27, or when all available spots have been taken. Our guest speaker for this year’s event is Michelle Whitlock of Memphis, Tennessee. She is an author, motivational speaker, women’s health advocate, and cervical cancer survivor. She will give the audience a frank- and sometime humorouslook at her journey through cancer, experimental treatments, love, fertility challenges, and self-

advocacy. Following her presentation, she will be on hand to sign copies of her book, How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice. This event is presented through a program called TEAM UP Tennessee- a state and county partnership with the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program and UT Extension. The goal of the program is to eliminate cancer in Tennessee by mobilizing communities to form partnerships to address specific cancers in their counties. These partnerships then offer programs and events that educate the public on appropriate screenings and encourage lifestyle changes to impact controllable risk factors (diet, exercise, tobacco use, sun exposure, etc.).

Haywood County’s TEAM UP partners include UT/TSU Extension, Haywood County Community Health Council, Haywood County Family Resource Centers, Haywood County Health Department, Kirkland Cancer Center, West Tennessee Legal Services, and the Tennessee AntiTobacco Advocacy Initiative. Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams “Though each of us is different, God delights in us all.” This is our Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Gerald McCann of South Africa. We are like precious plants in God’s garden. Our Creator who determines the number of stars and calls each by name also knows our names and everything about us. Some of us God brought out of terrible situations, some God found in unexpected places, others God gathered from all parts of the earth. God rejoices when we bear flowers or fruit, no matter how insignificant it may seem. God delights in each of us and we are of great value to Him. Finally I got the opportunity to go to Buzzard Holler or should I say revisit Buzzard Holler. As we went up the hill on the gravel road leading to Buzzard Holler, lots of good memories flooded my mind. Catching the bus, walking to the store, Grandma and Granddaddy’s garden, the old tree with the swing (the old tree is still standing), I could visualize the house, smokehouse, the cotton

field, hen house (where Tim Allen and I got in trouble for having an egg fight) and of course the old outhouse. The dogs, Joe and Tubbie, and Candy, my white Persian cat that Mrs. Christine Stuart gave me. Oh those were the good ole days and I am so thankful I have lots of precious memories of this place. Travis, Krystle and I went to the Holler on Saturday night to the Harmony Baptist Church , Mud for Missions Volleyball game. The Harmony youth challenged the adults to a fun game of muddy volleyball. Everyone had a great time and the night ended with only one casualty that we know of. Lavada Martin took a spill and injured her knee. Thank you to Ronald Bruce and the Harmony Baptist Church for including your Methodist buddies in this. Sunday, Peggy Lewis, Vickie Garrett, Sue Goodman, Barbara Hayes, Billie Kirkland, Lucille Elrod, Deborah Lewis, Marcia Watson, Mari McClanahan and I attended the Brownsville District United Methodist Annual Day at the Whiteville UMC. Don’t forget the

birthday luncheon for Mr. Bennie Morrison which will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 12 PM at Harmony Baptist Church. Mr. Bennie has touched so many of the young folks within the community. Gerald Lewis spoke at Mt. Pleasant UMC on Sunday in the absence of Bro. Jerry Wilson who was speaking at the Bethel Church Homecoming. Gerald did an outstanding job. Please lift in prayer this week Opal Watson, Lavada Martin, Earline Benard, Mary Austin, Kim Haywood, Doug Jones, Carol Bruce, Christine Glover, Bill Glover, Claude Sensabaugh, Tom and Shirley Morgan, Jimmy Swain, Richard Kirkland, Enid Powell, Dorothy Bruce, The Nation and the Community. Please keep the families of Mr. David Seymour, Mrs. Evelyn Ballinger, Mr. Johnny Nearn and Mr. Mike Butler in your thoughts and prayers in the loss of their loved ones. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885, after 5 pm. Until next week....God bless.

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones Revival services began at Holly Grove Church Sunday with a native son as the guest minister, Timothy Hopper, the son of Ricky and Kathy Hopper. He is presently Associate Pastor at Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. Brother Ralph Brown is leading the music for the revival. We were glad to have him back. Rebekah Hopper gave her testimony on being a tither. Christy Fain thrilled us as she sang the special music. “Truths About the Gospel” was the subject of the message. Timothy said it was amazing to him that God could use a simple person like himself, and He will use each of us. The gospel never changes for it is the revelation of Jesus Christ. We, like Paul, have an obligation, or debt we owe, to get the gospel out because of what God did for us. Paul was eager to reach lost people for Christ. Many people do not count the gospel as important. The only thing that occupies the minds of many parents about their children is their academic achievement or their being involved in athletics. What about

sharing the message of Jesus Christ with them? The gospel is under attack today. There is an easy-believism, profess but do not commit, or one of good works. They are false gospels. Don’t be misled. That young man had the attention of everyone Sunday night as he delivered a tremendous message on “Why Bad Things Happen to Good People”. Happy birthday to Amanda Ellington, Harley Hendrix, Steve Watkins, Tyler Tindel, Steve Lewis and Clay Antwine. Belated birthday wishes to my friend Bennie Morrison. Happy anniversary to Brother Ralph and Elaine Brown. Alan and Debbie Jones and Jennifer have returned from a trip to Daytona Beach, FL. They enjoyed the beach, a craft fair at Deland, FL and a flea market near Daytona that was the size of 8 football fields. When heading for home, they went through Maryville to visit with their daughter Heather Bolinger, her husband Ryan and little son Jensen for a couple days. They attended the TN Valley Fair. Alan had pictures

of the Clydesdale horses that were there. Those on the sick list needing our prayers are Romus Hight who is home after spending some time in the hospital; Kathy Clenny; James Lewis; Perry Watridge; Danny Haynes; Sandra Peace; Ronnie Vanstory; and Fletcher Lewis. Others are Betty Barden, Lynn Coburn, Bobby Perry, Rev. Fred Campbell, Leslie and Ginger Warren, and Sandra Posey. Also include Shelby Jean Outlaw, Jimmy Grammar, Gaylon Turnage, David Tindle, and Darin Williams. A baby shower was given for Whitney Elrod last Saturday at the home of Gail Rice. Debbie Jones and Jessica Byrd were the co-hostesses. My roses haven’t bloomed much during the summer with the hot, dry weather. I was excited to see three blooms on my peace rose and a bloom on the red rose and one on the white rose. I guess they are the last roses of summer. The hummingbirds are devouring our two feeders. They probably are getting ready for their long trip south.

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Reneé Moss Welcome to our newest Chamber Members: Blurton Capital and Art Ellis!!! Today our Chamber Spotlight is on an Individual Chamber Member, Charlie Moore. Remember you don’t have to own a business to be a member and support the Brownsville Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. Individual Membership is available and dues are reasonable. Please contact Renee Moss, Executive Director or Marty Williams, Administrative Assistant at 731-772-2193 if you are interested in Chamber Membership or for more information. Charlie Moore has been a Field Representative for Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society since August 2012. She came to Woodmen of the World with a background in Marketing and Customer Service. She has been a member of Woodmen of the World since she was a little girl. Her parents purchased Whole Life Insurance on her and her twin sister. When Charlie married her husband over 16 years ago there was no question they

Chamber of Commerce Director chose Woodmen of the World for their life insurance needs to start their family together and their investments were always made with Woodmen. When Charlie was asked to join the Woodmen of the World Team there was no doubt. Charlie Moore was raised in Bells, and attended Bells First Baptist Church all of her life. Her mother, Major “Ann” Walton Roland, was born and raised in Brownsville; and her father, Charles Roland, is from Jackson. Her mother has been a beautician for over 45 years in their home so customer service just came natural to Charlie. She lives in Alamo with her husband Michael Moore. They have two children John Michael Moore age 11 and Madelyn Moore age 6. She worked in the Crockett County Mayor’s Office for over eight years and her community involvement started with that position. Charlie opened her own business in Alamo "Cute as a Bug Children's Boutique" in July 2008 after both children started school and sold it in October of 2011. After selling the business their family

had several debilitating health issues with her father and grandfather. Going through these life changing events everyone knew she was entering a profession she could definitely talk about the need for retirement planning, life insurance, and long term care insurance. All of Charlie’s past experiences have attributed to her success as a Woodmen of the World Field Representative. Always take the time to insure your family’s needs will be met if you or your spouse have a life changing event!!! Charlie Moore is a member of Brownsville Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, Crockett County Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of directors for Crockett County Chamber, Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board and Alamo City School Board. She is also a member of Brownsville Chapter 28 Woodmen of the World and Chapter 488 in Halls. If you need more information about Woodmen of the World contact Charlie Moore at 731-617-1784. Working together creates success!

Thank You to everyone that helped us celebrate National Assisted Living Week. Special thanks to Crestview and HomeChoice for the beautiful flower arrangements, Dr. Jack Pettigrew and Brownsville Family Medicine for the pies and Regional Home Health for the donuts. It was a great week with lots of fantastic fun things going on. Check our Facebook page to see all the wonderful pictures. Homemade happiness was the theme for the week. Our residents, staff and family members brought in so many wonderful handmade items. It was so awesome looking at everything. Pictures of those are also on our Facebook page. We are gearing up to start taking pictures for our calendar. Our

staff is so excited to put together all the costumes and getting our residents all dolled up. Diane has checked out some unique places to do some photo shoots. It is going to be fun. We can’t wait to get them all taken and put together for all of you to see. Decorating for fall is our agenda for this week. Jessie and Jennifer are busy cleaning out all the summer items and putting up our fall decorations. It is sad to see summer go, but fall is one of my favorite seasons. Watching the leaves change colors and fall from the trees is just magical. Little things are the most amazing. A great big Thank you to Joan Lanphere for allowing us to enjoy her fall flower arrangement. Her son sent it in honor of her birthday. Joan’s family came by Saturday

for a special afternoon with her to celebrate. She was so tired by bed time, but she had a blast with them all here. Everyone be on the lookout, Sugar Creek is sporting a new bus. We will be having more outings since we can take more residents as we go. Sugar Creek is the happening place; don’t miss out on all the fun. Give Diane a call today and schedule a tour. Just think: you’re here not by chance, but by God’s choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else; you are one of a kind. You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfill His special purpose for this generation. Have a great week everyone.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, on November 10, 2005, Larry J. Prater and Sue Prater, by Deed of Trust of record in Record Book 15, at Page 121, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, conveyed the following described property in trust to secure the payment of a Promissory Note in the original principal amount of Seventy Three Thousand Six Hundred Thirty Nine and 87/100 Dollars ($73,639.87), payable to First State Finance, Inc. f/k/a Community Choice Financial Services, Inc.; and WHEREAS, the undersigned was appointed Substitute Trustee by First State Finance, Inc., the legal owner and holder of the said Note, by appointment dated August 1, 2013, and of record in Record Book 113, at Page 217, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness and other provisions of the Deed of Trust have been violated, and FIRST STATE FINANCE, INC., the lawful owner and holder of the indebtedness, has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided by the Deed of Trust in accordance with its terms, and instructed the undersigned to foreclose. NOW, THEREFORE, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real estate at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand paid, at the east door of the Courthouse at Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 2:00 o’clock p.m., said property to be sold in bar of the equity of redemption and subject to the lien of all special assessments against it. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within a reasonable time to be announced at the sale, the next highest bidder will be deemed the successful bidder. Lying, and being situate in the 6th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, bounded and described as follows; towit: BEGINNING at an iron pin set at the southwest corner of the West Tennessee Public TV lot as recorded in Deed Book 191, Page 420, Register’s Office, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, said point also being an interior corner in the south line of Hayes, Deed Book 195, Page 164; thence South 65 degrees 35 minutes 21 seconds West 288.10 feet along the south line of Hayes to an iron pin set; thence across Hayes with a new line with the following locative calls: North 15 degrees 10 minutes 01 second West 188.78 feet to an iron pin set; North 80 degrees 09 minutes 13 seconds East 288.90 feet to an iron pin set; South 13 degrees 32 minutes 00 second East 11.01 feet to an iron pin set at the most westerly northwest corner of the West Tennessee Public TV lot; thence South 13 degrees 32 minutes 00 second East 104.74 feet along the west line of the West Tennessee Public TV lot to the point of beginning, containing 1.00 acre as surveyed by Walter R. Powell, RLS 832, on September 17, 1998. THERE IS ALSO

CONVYED HEREWITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS for the above described one acre lot, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a point being the most easterly southeast corner of the West Tennessee Public TV lot as recorded in Deed Book 191, Page 420, Register ’s Office, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee; thence along said West Tennessee Public TV lot with the following calls: North 3 degrees 51 minutes 00 second East 23.25 feet to a point; North 28 degrees 11 minutes 00 second West 328.29 feet to a point; South 31 degrees 56 minutes 00 second West 328.45 feet to a point being the most westerly northwest corner of the West Tennessee Public TV lot, said point also being in the east line of the above described 1.00 acre lot; thence North 13 degrees 32 minutes 00 second West 11.01 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of the above described 1.00 acre lot; thence South 80 degrees 09 minutes 13 seconds West 56.62 feet along the north line of the above described 1.00 acre lot; thence with a line that is 50 feet northerly of the north line of the West Tennessee Public TV lot with the following locative calls: North 31 degrees 56 minutes 00 second East 351.12 feet to a point; North 57 degrees 17 minutes 33 seconds East 54.99 feet to a point; South 59 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds East 51.37 feet to a point; South 28 degrees 11 minutes 00 second East 328.29 feet to a point; South 4 degrees 55 minutes 29 seconds East 49.89 feet to a point in the center of Chestnut Grove Road; thence North 86 degrees 40 minutes 52 seconds West 50.00 feet along the center of Chestnut Grove Road to the point of beginning as surveyed by Walter R. Powell, RLS 832, on September 17, 1998. SAID PROPERTY is subject to an Easement of a Cathodic Right-OfWay Agreement made with ANR Pipeline Company and recorded in Deed Book 196, Page 164, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. BEING the same property conveyed to Larry J. Prater and wife, Sue Ann Prater, by deed recorded in Deed Book 227, Page 206, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Map 073, Parcel 010.14 The street address of the above described property is believed to be 779 Chestnut Grove Road, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. Other interested parties: BancorpSouth. Title to said property

is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell as Substitute Trustee only and will assign to the purchaser all covenants of warranty contained in said Deed of Trust. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. Said sale may be adjourned to another time or may be postponed to another date by public announcement at the appointed time of sale without readvertisement. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. WITNESS my signature, this the 5th day of September, 2013 KIZER, BONDS, HUGHES & BOWEN, LLC BY: STEPHEN L. HUGHES Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 320 Milan, Tennessee 38358 (731) 686-1198 I N S E R T I O N DATES: September 5, 2013, September 12, 2013, September 19, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated November 21, 2002, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded November 26, 2002, at Book TD 248, Page 638 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Barbara Buie and Kenneth Buie, conveying certain property therein described to Hunter Simmons as Trustee for First South Bank; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on October 9, 2013 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Situated, lying and being in Brownsville, 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee. First Lot: Commencing at a point being the intersection of Foster Street and Thomas Street; thence West 831.90 feet with the center of Thomas Street to a P.K. Nail being the Southeast corner of a 2 acre tract in the name of Amacker, said point being the Southeast corner and the point of beginning of the described tract; thence West 219.60 feet along the center of an old road bed, Amacker’s South line to an iron pin; thence North 00 degrees 49 minutes 36 seconds East 325.0 feet across Amacker to an iron pin in Amacker’s North line; thence North 89 degrees 10 minutes 52 seconds

East 255.70 feet along Amacker’s North line to a post at Poindexter’s Northeast corner; thence South 00 degrees 48 minutes East 303.65 feet along Poindexter’s West line to an iron pin in the North right of way of Thomas Street; thence along said right of way with the following calls: West 45.0 feet; South 25.0 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.93 acres as surveyed by Walter R. Powell, Registered Land Surveyor, on February 8, 1985. Second Lot: Commencing at a point being the intersection of Foster Street and Thomas Street; thence West 831.90 feet with the center of Thomas Street to a P.K. Nail being the Northeast corner of a lot in the name of Amacker, said point being the Northeast corner and the point of beginning of the described lot; thence West 219.60 feet along the center of an old road bed, Amacker’s North line to an iron pin; thence South 74 degrees 24 minutes 25 seconds East 177.30 feet across Amacker to an iron pin in the North right of way of Thomas Street; thence North 45 degrees 41 minutes 37 seconds East 68.23 feet with said North right of way to the point of beginning, containing 0.12 acres as surveyed by Walter R. Powell, Registered Land Surveyor, on February 8, 1985, revised February 12, 1985. Third Lot: Beginning at a stake in the West margin of Thomas Street, one of the Southeast corners of a lot in the name of Robert Myers (Deed Book 187, Page 272) also the Southeast corner of a tract in the name of B. W. Cobb, Jr., et ux of which this lot is a part; runs thence in a Northwesterly direction with the South boundary line of Myers 177.30 feet to a stake, the Southwest corner of Myers; runs thence South 20 feet with the East boundary line of a lot in the name of Elsie Haynes (Deed Book 199, Page 424) to a stake, Haynes’ Southeast corner; runs thence in an Easterly direction approximately 177.30 feet to the point of beginning and being a triangular shaped lot. ALSO KNOWN AS: 879 West Thomas Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 On or about December 14, 2009, the State of Tennessee, filed a tax lien against the Defendant, Kenneth R. Buie and Barbara B. Buie, recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, at Book 72, Page 450. Any interest in the property held by the State of Tennessee, by virtue of the aforementioned tax lien is both junior and inferior to the interests held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Provided, however, that the State of Tennessee, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated §67-1-133, shall have one hundred and twenty (120) days from the date of the sale within which to redeem the property by virtue of its tax lien(s) herein by payment of the actual amount paid by the purchaser at the foreclosure sale, plus any amount in excess of the expenses necessarily incurred in connection with such property, less the income from such property, plus a reasonable rental value of such property. As required by law, the State of Tennessee has been given timely notice of this action. This sale is subject

to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Barbara Buie; Kenneth Buie; First South Bank; Tennessee Department of Revenue; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; First South Bank The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700-189053 DATED September 4, 2013 INSERTION DATES: September 12, 2013, September 19, 2013, September 26, 2013 WILSON &ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ asims_130904_1206 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COMand WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust on property currently owned by MAURICE BRYANT, and which Deed of Trust was executed by Maurice Bryant, to Kevin T. Clayton, Trustee for Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., and is recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee in Trust Deed Book 268, page 347. WHEREAS, the undersigned was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Record Book 6, page 86, in said Register’s Office. WHEREAS, the owner of the indebtedness has declared the total amount due and has directed the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described by said Deed of Trust; THEREFORE, this is to give notice that I will on October 10, 2013, commencing at 3:45 p.m., at the Front Door of the Courthouse in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee cause to be offered for sale and will cause to be sold at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: Said property is known as 1790 Burr Hight Road, Bells, TN. For a more complete description of said property see Trust Deed recorded in Trust Deed Book 268, Page 347, in said Register’s Office. Map 53, Group –, Parcel 16.10. Interested parties include the following: 1) Haywood County Solid Waste, pursuant to Lien recorded in Record Book 34, Page 592, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and

homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose R. Bradley Sigler Substitute Trustee 218 West Main Street Jackson, TN 38301 Notice: September 19, 26 and October 3, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 28, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded September 4, 2007, at Book 43, Page 705 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Jason Singleton a/k/a Jason Daniel Singleton Starla Singleton and Starla Singleton, conveying certain property therein described to Larry A. Weissman, Shelby County, TN as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. and Suntrust Mortgage, Inc.’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on October 16, 2013 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR certified funds paid at the conclusion of the sale, or credit bid from a bank or other lending entity pre-approved by the successor trustee. The sale is free from all 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: Beginning at a stake same being Ben Lessers Southeast corner and GT Scotts Southwest corner runs South 114 feet to a stake in the North margin of College Street; thence East with the North margin of said street 70 feet to a stake; thence North 114 feet to a stake in GT Scotts South boundary line;

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 thence West with said boundary line 70 feet to the beginning. Also conveyed herein is a perpetual easement for a joint driveway for ingress and egress set out in Joint Driveway Agreement recorded in Deed Book 165 Page 613 Registers Office of Haywood County Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 313 West College Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Jason Singleton a/k/a Jason Daniel Singleton; Starla Singleton; Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC, et al assignee of GMAC; Starla Singleton The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 791-224855 DATED September 9, 2013 WILSON &ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee INSERTION DATES: September 19, 2013, September 26, 2013 & October 3, 2013 SaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ rwatkins_130909_1451 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW .MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-27 Estate of Tommie Lee Tims, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on September 5, 2013 letters testamentary

in respect of the estate of Tommie Lee Tims, who died August 15, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Paul Timothy Tims, Executor C. Thomas Hooper, III, Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 09-12-13 & 09-19-13

NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Ford Construction Company PROJECT NO.: 38001-8191-44, 38003-4130-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNL303 COUNTY: Haywood The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 11/01/13.

Right to Know 09/09/2013 Tony R. Hammond; possession of drug paraphernalia-misdemeanor, theft of property under $500, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, and violation of probation-circuit court; BPD-HWOB. Berry Martin; driving on revoked/suspended license-second offense, violation registration lawsticker missing, financial responsibility-insurance, and violation registration law-unregistered vehicle; BPD-$2,500/appearance. James Morton; failure to appear chancery court; HCSD-$750 cash only. Hubert Dean Shaw, Jr.; forgery, failure to appear general sessions court, violation of probation general sessions court; BPD-HWOB. 09/10/2013 James Lamar Hudson;

General Sessions Delano L. Bond; simBrownsville/Haywood County Parks and Recreation Dept. 100 Boyd Ave/P.O. Box 575 Brownsville, Tn. 38012

Is accepting Bids for the following work: Volunteer Park Asphalt Project Overlay 1 1/2" Asphalt Hot Mix 3671 sq. yds (Prep, Roll and Compact) Install 315 ft Asphalt Hot Mix Curb Bidders Responsibility to view job site. Insurance must be provided. Bids will be opened at: Brownsville City Hall 111 N. Washington P. O. Box 449 Brownsville, TN 38012 September 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. Please mark your bid: "Volunteer Park Asphalt Bid Project" For more information call 731-772-6693 The City of Brownsville has the right to Accept or reject any and all bids.

NOTICE The Haywood County Beer Board will meet on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Haywood County Courthouse. The board has one application to consider: 1. Manoj Patel DBA: Harsh Raj Travelmart LLC 9730 US Hwy 70 Bells, TN 38006 For: Off Premises Permit Haywood County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d)

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE INVITATION TO BID: ROOFING PROJECT The City of Brownsville is accepting bids for replacing the roof materials on an industrial building located at 1615 Welch Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012. Bids will be accepted for a rubber roof system. Sealed bids labeled “Roofing Project” shall be delivered to City Hall at 111 N. Washington Ave., Brownsville, TN 38012 no later than Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The bids will be opened at 10:15 a.m. After review, the bids will be presented to the Board of Mayor and Alderman for the City of Brownsville during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board on October 8, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Interested parties should contact the office of the City Clerk at (731) 772-1212 to obtain a copy of the bid specifications. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CITY OF BROWNSVILLE/jsf

PURSUANT TO T.C.A. 66-31-105 ENFORCEMENT OF SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITY LIENS Notification is given this date that the contents of the following warehouses will be sold to satisfy the owner’s lien at Brownsville MiniWarehouse. Unit to be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at on September 30, 2013 at the times and addresses listed below. 1101 Tambell 6:45am #5-Veranda Family Resteraunt #62- Carrie Palmer #70- Tanisha Odneal #91- Lashana Ector #93- Sarah Royal #115- James Clark #125- James Callaway #130- Vonda Scott #146- T. Parlow #158- Derrick Voyles #169- John Shaw #207- Archie Scott #209- Mary Beth McCage 1225N. Washington Ave. 6:30am #242 Terry Currie Brownsville Mini- Warehouses J.P. Moses 1225 N. Washington Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012 731-772-0453

failure to appear general sessions court; HCSD$2,500/app. Keondrae Marquise Jackson; theft of property over $1,000; BPDHWOB. Thaddeus Preston; theft of property under $500; HCSD-HWOB. Derrick Devonte Ragland; theft of property over $1,000; BPD-HWOB. 09/11/2013 Britney Ednice Fields; failure to appear general sessions court; HCSD$1,500/app. Paris Tracey McCullough; domestic assault; BPDHWOB. Antonio NMN Miller; driving on revoked/ suspended license-fifth offense; financial responsibility insurance; and traffic control device; BPD-$5,000/app. Jermaine Montez Mitchell; failure to appear general sessions court; HCSD-$1,500/app. Cortevis Murphy; possession of schedule VI; BPD-HWOB. Dennis Shaundris Tyus;

contempt of court; HCSD-$750 cash only. 09/12/2013 Charles Edward Currie; contempt of court; HCSD-$429 cash only. Kendra Demetrius Johnson; domestic assault; BPD-HWOB. 09/13/2013 Thaddeus Jermaine Delk; possession of schedule VI; THP-$5,000/app. Barry Lynn Gardner; violation of probation general sessions court; HCSD-$1,000 cash only. James Hampton driving on a revoked/suspended license, second offense; BPD-$2,500/app. Cameo Antwonette Shaw; shoplifting under $500; BPD-$3,500/app. Tracy Shaw; possession of schedule II, shoplifting-theft of property; BPD-$5,000/app. Edward Taylor; aggravated assault, domestic related; BPD-HWOB. Zachary Antonio Taylor; burglary, theft of property under $500; BPDHWOB. Christopher Leon

Watkins; theft of property over $1,000, evading arrest; BPD-HWOB. 09/14/2013 Joshua Dion Conley; no driver’s license, seatbelt law, financial responsibility-insurance; THP$3,000/app. Jonathan Montel Davis; contributing to a minor, underage consumption of alcohol; BPD-$1,500. Toramie Lavoid McKinnie; violation of probation general sessions court; HCSD-$1,000 cash only. 09/15/2013 Robert DeWayne Maness, Jr.; driving on revoked/ suspended sixth offense, driving in wrong lane; THP-HWOB. Beverly Ann Overton; driving on revoked/ suspended license; BPD$1,500/app. Odis Lee Powell; driving under the influence, violation implied consent law; BPD-$3,500/app. Keyerica C. Young; failure to appear general sessions court; HCSD$1,500/app.

ple possession, casual exchange ($250 plus cost; 11/29 suspended to 48 hours) Alta V. Estes; driving while license suspended (dismissed on cost) and financial responsibility law ($5 plus costs) Rusticus Lewis Harris; domestic assault (Nolle Prosequi) Caltera Shauniqua Lyons; driving while license suspended ($100 plus cost; 6 months suspended to probation); seat belt-18 and older (dismissed); simple possession/casual exchange ($250 plus

cost, 11/29 suspended to probation) Jerry L. Owens; DUI: first offense ($350 plus costs, 11/29 suspended to 48 hours, probation) implied consent (dismissed); light law-motor vehicle (dismissed); financial responsibility law ($5 plus cost); obedience to any required traffic control device (dismissed) Jason E. Phillips; resist stop, arrest, search-no weapon ($50 plus costs, 6 months supended) Skyler Smith; poss unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities

(Nolle); schedule VII drugs: mfg, sell, del, poss ($250 plus costs, 11/29 suspended to 68 days, credit for 68 days) Tatianna Delk; child abuse/neglect/endangerment 8 years or less (nolle) Steven D. King; domestic assault ($50 plus costs, 11/29 suspended to 6 months probation) Sonia L. Nixon; financial responsibility law ($5 plus costs) and speeding (dismissed) Billy Williams III; aggravated assault (nolle)

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Haywood County Museum: Keeping history “alive”

Partially restored sign from Air-Age Court tourist court.

Score from 1969 Haywood County vs. Jackson Golden Bears football game.

Collective exhibit showcasing Boy Scout of America certificate and US military uniform.

Sample of “The Way We Used to Be” photograph collection and restored Kream Kastle sign. Photos by Megan Davis

BY MEGAN DAVIS Some say history never dies. This can only be true thanks to those whose passion for the past keeps the memories alive. Many cities and towns have rich and diverse histories that many residents may not event know about. Places such as Brownsville and Haywood County are fortunate to have that history recorded in museums. College Hill Center, which houses three museums dedicated to documenting Haywood County history, opened its doors in September 1851 as the Baptist Female Institute then later served as Haywood County High School from 1911 to 1970. It wasn’t until February 2, 1991, that the Center opened

as the home for the three museums it houses today — the Felsenthal Lincoln Collection, the Haywood County Museum, and the Haywood County Sports Museum. When the museums opened, they drew crowds consisting mainly of elderly visitors who had difficulties getting around the building due to the stairs. However, nine years after its reopening, an elevator was installed to accommodate the museums’ visitors. The elevator comes in especially handy for anyone who does not want to tackle the steps to see the Haywood County Museum. This museum, the first of two museums in the upper part of College Hill Center, contains exhibits that display

memorabilia dating back to Brownsville’s founding in 1823. Beginning with a bust and a plaque honoring Jackson Jennings Brown, a hero of the War of 1812 whom Brownsville is named after, guests can travel through Brownsville’s history in 25-year increments as they make their way through the museum. One of the first exhibits guests encounter on their tour include smilitary uniforms or reproductions that stretch as far back as the Civil War and up to Desert Storm War. Guests can also see scaled reproductions of the Confederate States of American Navy ships used from 1861 to 1865. As guests continue their tour they can see pictures from Harrell Clements’ p h o t o g r a p h collection “The Way

We Used to Be” lining the walls, which give them a glimpse into Haywood County’s past. Lynn Shaw, County Historian and curator for the Haywood County Museum, always likes to point out pieces that have been restored. One in particular is the baggage wagon that Allen Hendrix salvaged from the L&N Depot. Hendrix and his family put in much time and effort to restore the wagon, which had been used from about 1906 to the early 1970s. There are also sections of the museum that highlight some Haywood Countyborn who went on to become famous including author Richard Halliburton, singer Tina Turner, and basketball star Tony Delk.

Though there is a variety of m e m o r a b i l i a d i s p l a y e d throughout the exhibits, perhaps the main attractions to these museums are the restored signs. These signs, which include the Corner Drug Store sign that lit up the town square for 50 years, have undergone massive makeovers to become what guests see today. The newest addition to the museum’s collection of signs is the Air -Age Court sign, which was donated by Billy Tripp according to Shaw. “Through his efforts, Mr. Tripp put the sign back together by stabilizing it and painting it,” Shaw said. Baxter Graphics took part in the restoration by restoring the sign’s

lettering. The county contributed by providing some of the financing and carrying it up the building’s stairs to the museum. Despite all of this effort, the sign is only partially restored. It still needs the addition of neon lights to restore it to its former majesty. Haywood County Museum is always open to donations that document people or places in Haywood County’s history. The museums’ volunteers know that not everyone has a piece of history or one they are willing to part with. If this is the case and that person would like to contribute to the museum, he or she can donate their time or money that will be put toward maintenance or restoration.

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Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.


Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.


Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 50s.

Sunrise Sunset 6:44 AM 6:56 PM

Sunrise Sunset 6:44 AM 6:55 PM

Sunrise Sunset 6:45 AM 6:53 PM

Sunrise Sunset 6:46 AM 6:52 PM

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Hi 83 77 87 92 67

Lo 61 54 69 72 48

Moon Phases

UV Index





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7 High

7 High

5 8 Moderate Very High

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