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Festival formed through tragedy Grovestock Fest is Saturday By JEFF IRELAND

Norm Kercher wen through two separate life-changing experiences. Now he's trying to change other people's lives. His vehicle to meet that end is Grovestock Fest, the second annual Kendall and Callie Kercher Memorial Fine Arts Festival, which will be held Saturday at

Holly Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Brighton. In 2009, Kercher's daughter Kendall died in a car wreck at the age of 21. Three years later, his 21-year-old daughter Callie died in a motorcycle accident. “It was horrible trying to live through the death of a child,” said Kercher. “I finally realized it was not just about me. Now I minister to parents who have

lost children … This is a celebration of the time we have with our families, especially our children.” The second edition of Grovestock Fest has a little something for everybody. Twelve bands begin playing at noon, with a lineup headlined by national artists Charlie Hall and Ronnie Twisdale. And there will be plenty of activities for children, from kite-flying to disc golf and other activities. Donations of $10 are requested at the door, but Kercher said he doesn't turn

anybody way. Kercher founded Grovestock Ministries after the death of his first daughter. He has plans to eventually take the event nationwide, mentioning places like Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., as possible places to expand. “Parents are losing kids all across the country,” Kercher said. “I'm building this ministry to change lives.”

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Green Fest to be held Saturday By JEFF IRELAND Area residents interested in green principles, gardening and arts and crafts will have a perfect learning opportunity Saturday at Earth Fest, an event put on by Keep Tipton County Beautiful that coincides with Earth Day. “It's an opportunity to encourage citizens to make the world a better place,” said Ruth Wallace, coordinator of Keep Tipton County Beautiful, county organization that educates people about ways to eliminate litter and conserve natural resources. The event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tipton County Veteran's Museum and Nature Center in Covington, is free and will have a lot of things to offer. Children will have the opportunity to plant flowers and take SEE GREEN, PAGE A3

Some athletes at last Friday's Special Olympics show off their ribbons. The event, held at Brighton High School, draws hundreds of athletes every year who compete in a wide variety of events. Photo by Shane Waits

Band's Wing Fest goal: community involvement By JEFF IRELAND

The scene from last year's Go Lucy Go 5K. Courtesy photo

A closer look at the Go Lucy Go 5K By FRANCE GASQUET Editor's note: This column is celebrating people who are making a difference in the world we live in. Some dramatically, some quietly, but all are helping to leave the world a better place than they found it. People like you and me, from Tipton County. The first article is focused not only on the Krull Family of Tipton County, which

started the Go Lucy Go Foundation. The foundation’s major fundraiser is the Go Lucy Go 5K, which will be held Saturday at 9 a.m., starting at Covington High School. The following is an interview with Kate Krull, Lucy's mother: For those of us who may not know the story, tell us how has your family's life has changed in the last several years....

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On Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, our daughter, Lucy Hannah, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. Medulloblastoma. It all came on so quickly that she only presented symptoms for a few days before things started spiraling out of control. Upon an MRI, we learned that Lucy had a total of five tumors in her brain, one in her spinal column and a sug-

The Munford High School Band has held a lot of different fundraising events over the years. Most were attended primarily by family and friends of band members. Last year the boosters were looking for something that would have more community-wide appeal. The brainstorming produced the Munford Band Wing Festival. On Saturday at MHS from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will be held for a second time. “We were just trying to find something that have more community involvement,” said Larry Wildes, the booster club president. “It's easy enough to get family members involved. This is something to get everybody involved.” The event is centered around the wing competition, which begins at noon. For a $75 entry fee, contestants will have a chance to win $300 for first place, $150 for second and $75 for third. Whichever team accepts the most donations will SEE WINGS, PAGE A3



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Eckel receives alumni award M.O. Eckel III of Drummonds, Tenn., received an award from Mississippi College School of Law during its annual Law Day ceremony. Eckel was the recipient of the Mississippi College Law Alumni Award, given to one or two current students on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and potential as a member of the legal profession. Eckel is the son of Joyce and M.O. Jr. Eckel. He is married to Audry Eckel.


He is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Mississippi College School of Law's origins extend to the Jackson School of Law which was acquired by Mississippi College in 1975. Since then, the Law School has grown in prominence as a regional law school whose 530 students come from 30 states and 100 undergraduate schools to study at its high tech campus in Jackson.

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Governor releases improvement plan Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 80 individual project phases in 47 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs. Tennessee is one of only five states that do not borrow money to fund transportation projects, and the program continues TDOT’s “pay as you go” philosophy, carrying

no debt for any transportation initiatives. “This program represents a thoughtful, balanced approach to transportation and focuses on expanding economic development opportunities, improving safety and providing important upgrades to our interstate corridors,” Haslam said. “A quality transportation system is critical to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs as well as the continued growth of the state’s economy.”

The three-year, multimodal program funds several improvements to the interstate system, including the addition of truck climbing lanes, interchange projects and the construction of a three-mile stretch of Interstate 69. The program also provides funding for improved access in several communities, including the construction of a diverging diamond interchange on I-40 at SR 66 in Sevier County and a new interchange on I-65 at Highway 109 on the Rob-

ertson-Sumner County line. This is the first threeyear transportation program developed under the new federal transportation funding bill, MAP21. The bill modifies how transportation dollars are allotted to Tennessee and has a greater emphasis on high volume roads.

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Continued from A1 ar-dusting of tiny tumors up and down her spine. In a whirlwind of events, she was in a 9 hour surgery 2 days later. While the surgery was largely a success, the doctor was unfortunately not able to remove all the tumors. She suffered a setback several days after surgery when she contracted bacterial Meningitis. After 28 days at LeBonheur Children's Hospital, she was finally transferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Lucy began a sixmonth treatment plan of high risk chemotherapy and radiation. Her formal treatment stopped in November of 2011. Unfortunately, things only got worse after treatment. Lucy lost over 15 pounds, dropping to 27 pounds at her lowest.  She battled C-Diff, an intestinal disease, which slowly tried to take her life.   She had a feeding tube installed and that remained with her for roughly 5 months.   In June of 2012, Lucy contracted Meningitis once again, this time taking her to the closest point of death yet. From day one, Lucy has defied the odds.  God has proven himself over and over.  Lucy's story is one of miracles, for sure.  But


Continued from A1 be named the People's Champion and received free entry into next year's competition. For those with serious appetites there will also be a wing-eating contest. Covington King Cotton Ford will also be on hand offering free test drives and will donate

it is also a story of faith, determination and courage...all wrapped up in a 7 year old body. You know, this column is about people making the world a better place....your family has been a catalyst for that. Tell us about our community from your perspective. The people of Tipton County are incredibly giving. Our family has been blessed to live here during our trial. We have always said that we are able to give back because so many people gave to us during Lucy's initial diagnosis and treatment. We feel like the Go Lucy Go Foundation is just a continuation of the work our community started by supporting us in our time of need. What are you most proud of....personally and also as a resident of this community. We are proud of our family. The way we were all able to come together to face our challenges. The support we have been given. The prayers. The institutions in this community that have been there for us, Rose Construction, First Baptist Church, and Tipton Christian Academy. We

decided early on that cancer might take Lucy's health but we weren't going to let it have anything else. How do you hope you have affected others through your works? Our foundation meets people in their darkest moments. While we can never take away the pain of someone going through a traumatic medical event, like a child with a brain injury or cancer, we can try to give comfort. We are now working to help provide rehabilitation equipment. Some of the items our family has been able to provide through the foundation: • Purchased Rehabilitation equipment for LeBonheur's 7th floor, including iPads. • Furnished each room with a personal refrigerator. • Started a food pantry for families in the hospital • Begun giving out family grants to assist with the non medical needs of families. • Fed over 750 warm meals • Funded travel and education for key personnel of the Neuroscience Floor.  

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to be remembered for? We believe that action speaks louder than words. And we would like to be remembered for living out our faith by serving others. Anything else you'd like to tell us? Lucy is doing well. We have a long road of recovery ahead of us. But we know that prayer works.   We are so humbled and grateful for all of the people who have taken time to pray for our family and Lucy. We are still counting on them.

The Krull family


If someone would like to help, what can we do? The Go Lucy Go 5K is our primary fundraiser for the foundation. Go to our website,

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money to the booster club for each test drive. And of course there will be lots of musical entertainment with some solo singing performances and various bands and choirs appearing on stage. The MHS Band will handle all the concessions, selling its famous

funnel cakes as well as wings, fries, pickles and drinks. “Everybody will get a taste of different types of music,” Wildes said. “There's something for everybody. People can come out, listen to music and get something to eat.”

ers will be on hand for for the event to educate adults on gardening and planting. Representatives from Keep Tipton County Beautiful will put on seminars about earthfriendly projects.

Tipton County Game Warden Jake Yoes will also be on hand. “It's a great opportunity for people of ages to learn some things,” Wallace said.


Continued from A1 them home. In what has become a tradition during the 14 years of the event, children will have a chance to build pine cone bird feeders and get their faces painted as well. The Master Garden-

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Obama’s 2014 budget proposal By TOM VILSACK USDA Secretary This week, President Obama released his budget proposal for the Federal government, including USDA, for Fiscal Year 2014. Today, the Federal budget is more important than ever. The American people expect and deserve a government that operates efficiently and effectively. We must carry out our mission while safeguarding taxpayer dollars. Our USDA employees have worked hard in recent years to manage with fewer resources. The Department’s discretionary budget that funds our operations is lower today than it was in 2009 – but we are still getting the job done. Part of the reason we’ve been able to accomplish this is by managing our budget proactively. We reduced our workforce, closed offices and labs, streamlined IT services and cut travel. These efforts have resulted in savings of more than $700 million in recent years. This week’s budget proposal includes additional targeted savings for USDA. It strikes a balance to keep growing our economy and the middle class, while reducing the deficit in a common-sense and balanced way. It supports President Obama’s commitment to accelerate the economic recovery, to make our nation a magnet for jobs, and to create ladders of opportunity that will help all Americans benefit from economic growth. The proposal also reflects an understanding that there are only so many ways to cut USDA’s operating budget. We’ll keep working hard to find savings, but it’s important to ensure that USDA can keep providing modern service while maintaining the integrity of our programs. In the years ahead we’ll continue to be creative, to think outside the box and to build new partnerships. We’ll balance this with a commitment to further modernize our Department into the future. I’m proud of USDA’s record accomplishments, made alongside efforts to save hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. I know that we can keep this up, and together we can create even more prosperity in rural America. Tom Vilsack serves as the nation’s 30th Secretary of the Agriculture. As leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Vilsack is working hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the tremendous innovation of rural America

Just keep on drawing Growing up in the country a mil- do? No problem! Just ease over lion miles from the nearest town to the slop bucket on the back doesn’t provide a to’ sack full of porch located right beside the back modern facilities. For several de- screened door and skim off a little cades, we drawed our water from contaminated buggy water and a deep well right outside the back take a cool refreshing sip. Mighty door. At least I didn’t have far to fine, refreshing and above all, tote the half full five-gallon slop mighty good! buckets strategically positioned on Another chore was to have wathe back porch table. ter to wash our face and hands Friends, the metal well bucket when we came in from working. A chain was wrapped around the sixteen-penny nail was driven into stob juttin’ from the the joist right above the framework supports. wash pan for conveThis kept the bent, nience to hang the big dented and partially old rough towel. I think rusty bucket from flyDaddy bought the old ing down the dark, dish pan from Davy wide open cavern that Crockett on one of his held our cool, sweet bear huntin’ tours. The tasting clean, clear white enamel pan with country water that we the inch rim even had loved. Especially, on a a hole drilled in case blazing, hot, miserable someone wanted to summer day. show off and hang this As a pup I was repan on a nail right beSOUTHERN RAISIN' sponsible to keep a side the hand towel. O TIS G RIFFIN full bucket of water on Over the years the wash the back porch regardpan was dropped a few less. Can you remember the silver hundred times, chippin’ the enamdipper hanging over the side of el, but it still held water. the bucket with the crooked end One thing I learned real fast. for drinking? Most handles had a When you got through washing hole drilled allowing you to hang yo’ face, don’t sling dirty water all the miniature ladle on the nail. over the table and the floor. MomA good fresh dipper of water, oft ma would throw a Southern hissy times warm settin’ on the back (that’s bad) and supervise the porch was a delight for a country cleanup right then and there. Naw boy. We kept a worn out dishrag Suhh, now, not later. As we say in thrown over the top of the bucket the illustrious South. (That’ll break to keep bugs, ‘skeeters’ and flies a speckled hound dog from suckfrom floatin’ in the water. But, ing hen house eggs!) sometimes the rag was so thin; the Some of the families in our comthirsty varmints drilled through munity were big farmers and come and slurped their refreshment fill. dinner time, the back porch got Neighbor, if you were not coun- full real fast. Arvis had to draw try, this may seem a little unsani- water for two five-gallon buckets tary, but not to us. What did we and make sure they were plumb

full, with a silver, bent-handled dipper in each. Mr. Solon, Arvis’ Daddy, worked several hands and come dinnertime, no one was going to waste time and stand in a welfare line. ‘Rabbit’ told me the water got low in the buckets one time and Mr. Solon warmed ’em britches. Never happened again. That’s called a down-home Southern. (attention getter ) Neighbor, I kept the galvanized water buckets full on the back porch for Momma to cook with and wash the dirty dishes. At an early age, as soon as the slop bucket got half full, (that’s all I could tote), I had to empty it in the hog trough. I think I (drawed, drewed, drew, maybe yanked, pulled) that cylinder well bucket so many times the Mis’sippppi River must have dropped two inches a day. I believe the term, “c’mere little water boy” originated in Rosemark.” My Fellow Southern Americans, can you imagine any youngsters today having to draw water? They might want to draw on a computer or draw sumpin’ on a brick wall called confetti. I’m not saying what is right or wrong! But, that’s the way ‘pore’ folks had to survive if you wanted cool, clear water. Now a days, just turn on a spigot and splash water all over the porcelain or metal sink. Better still, instead of drawing water, they’d just run to the sto’ and buy some plastic bottled water. Just think, they don’t know what they are missing! If you ain’t country, it just don’t make sense….GLORY! Otis Griffin is the author of the book “Southern Raisin”. He was born in Charleston, Tenn., and attended Rosemark Grammar School and Bolton High School.

Capitol review: A wrap-up of legislative news Bills eliminating unnecessary laws Three bills that will eliminate dozens of unnecessary Tennessee laws have been approved by the Tennessee General Assembly this week and will now head to the Governor for his signature. The bills are a result of a summer project that saw House research analysts and legal staff examine portions of the Tennessee Code Annotated relative to their expertise and draft proposals to eliminate laws that were determined to be antiquated or unnecessary. “One thing we hear from our constituents consistently is that there are too many laws on the books,” said House Speaker Beth Harwell. “I directed our staff to review our laws with the purpose of identifying archaic, unnecessary, and outdated language in an effort to ‘clean up the code.’ I sincerely appreciate the hard work of our House research team and legal staff. They spent several months poring over our laws and these three bills were the result.” House Bills 325, 396, and 890 eliminate dozens of laws relating to transportation, finance, and commerce. In several cases, the bills also clarify certain language or delete repetitive or conflicting laws. Statutes pertaining to programs that have since been abolished by the federal government, reports that were assigned to come from entities that no longer exist, and several instances of repetitive language are examples of laws slated to be eliminated. After years of writing and rewriting laws, many THE LEADER

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simply become redundant, while others are severely outdated. This effort, lawmakers agree, will streamline state laws and make them easier to interpret for all interested parties. Workers’ compensation reform The Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013, an initiative that is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative agenda for the year, easily passed the House of Representatives this week with a bipartisan vote from state lawmakers. Workers’ Compensation is an insurance program, adopted in Tennessee in 1919, that compensates employees for injuries they suffer on the job. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover the costs of medical expenses and lost wages of employees when they suffer work-related injuries. As passed, the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act (House Bill 194) reforms the workers’ compensation system in Tennessee to provide more certainty for businesses while also protecting the interests of employees across the state. Once signed by Governor Haslam, HB 194 will reduce the time it takes to receive permanent workers’ compensation benefits and improve injury medical treatment. In addition, the process for resolving workers’ comp disputes will be streamlined, allowing injured workers to receive compensation and return Brian Blackley – Publisher/ General Manager

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to work quicker. According to critics, the current workers’ compensation process in Tennessee is unpredictable, cumbersome for determining benefits, and employees are often unable to receive benefits and return to work in a timely manner. The new reform meets the overall goal of ensuring the most efficient and fair workers’ comp system for both employees and employers. The new system will also help Tennessee become an even more attractive place to work and do business. Pension reform Legislation proposed earlier this month to reform the state’s pension plan, the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), passed the full House of Representatives this week in Nashville. The legislation represents a proactive approach by State Treasurer David H. Lillard and House lawmakers to ensure the security of pension benefits for current employees, retirees, as well as future employees that will be hired in years to come. The proposed changes, which will only affect new employees hired on or after July 1 of 2014, will change the current defined-benefits system to a hybrid plan that includes elements of defined-benefits and defined-contribution programs. A defined-benefit plan guarantees retirees a fixed pension benefit based on SEE CAPITOL, PAGE A5 Commercial Printing Shane Waits – Manager




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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Congrats to Saddle Club I want to send out a big congratulations to members of the Covington Saddle Club. Saturday was the first regular riding night for this summer’s riding season. It was great to see a big crowd of families riding horses (and mules) and enjoying the evening. Children and adults of all ages were there and the classes were great. The members did a wonderful job getting the grounds and arena ready despite the wet weather


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only a few days before. I was very glad to see the flag presented in the proper way and a prayer said to keep all safe. Prayer is so important at public activities and it was refreshing to know this is still being taught to our youth here in Covington. It has been a long time since the saddle club has had a such a good turnout for a regular ride. This is not to say that others in the past did not try and do the same and they deserve a thank you as well.

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The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility April 7-13.

▪ Alvarado, Braulio Aguirre, 27, domestic assault, April 9, CPD ▪ Bain, Gregory Thomas, 39, poss. control substance, April 12, TCSO ▪ Blayde, Sabrina, 31, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, worthless check x 2; April 10, MPD ▪ Bonifer, Kimberly House, 23, domestic assault, April 13, TCSO ▪ Brown, Christopher Monron, 28, poss. firearm/ commission dangerous felony, poss. stolen property; April 7, TCSO ▪ Browning, Kenneth Allen, 44, failure to appear, April 12, TCSO ▪ Brown-Jones, Chevra Danielle, 26, agg. assault no injury, April 7, CPD ▪ Burks, Tyrone, 28, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 8, TCSO ▪ Campbell, Jazzmin Renee, 22, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, window tint laws, no insurance, criminal impersonation, driving without DL; April 13, TCSO ▪ Canas, Tiffany Michelle, 28, theft merchandise $500 or less, April 8, TCSO ▪ Cleaves, Richard Daniel, 32, reisting arrest, public intoxication, disorderly conduct; April 7, TCSO ▪ Collins, Quintin Marquez, 26, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, speeding; April 7, TCSO ▪ Collins, Travis Ryan, 21, DUI first offense, resisting, leaving accdent scene, failure to report accident, underage poss. alcohol; April 21, MUPD ▪ Collum, Rhonda Faye, 33, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, criminal impersonation; April 12, TCSO

▪ Cooper, James Adam, 32, DUI first offense, April 9, THP ▪ Craddock, Gerald Manon, 21, simple poss. marijuana, April 9, TCSO ▪ Culver, Kristi Lynn, 37, shoplifting, April 9, TCSO ▪ Currie, Nathan O’Neal, 20, poss. controlled substance, April 12, CPD ▪ Doster, Donald Wayne, 26, domestic assault, public intoxication; April 12, TCSO ▪ Eaton Jr., Ernie Lynnwood, 24, simple poss. marijuana, April 12, TCSO ▪ Edwards, Sheldyn Wain, 35, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 9, TCSO ▪ Fayne, Marcus Terell, 29, agg. assault with injury; April 11, BPD ▪ Flowers, Ashlie Marie, 19, shoplifting, April 12, TCSO ▪ Garcia, Kevin Charles, 39, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, theft under $1,000, failure to pay child support; April 9, TCSO ▪ Gonzalez, Jennie Lynn, 30, theft over $500, driving on rev./canc./susp. license; April 13, APD ▪ Grandberry, Billy Lee, 34, viol. sex offender act, April 9, TCSO ▪ Grandberry, Jeffery Dewayne, 23, poss. sch. II with intent, poss. firearm/ commission dangerous felony; April 11, CPD ▪ Gray, William Bradshaw, 20, vandalism, April 12, TCSO ▪ Harris, Tina Marie, 35, domestic assault, April 10, CPD ▪ Howard, Kelvin Lee, 41, domestic assault, felony failure to appear; April 11, TCSO ▪ Hoy, Emily Nicole, 21, poss. sch. II with intent,

However, it looks like the club is on the right track again to being a family-friendly environment. There is a fun show scheduled for Saturday the 27th and I am sure it will bring an even bigger crowd. Thank you again to all who volunteered their time. It is appreciated more than you will ever know.

Governor Haslam, will not affect anyone that is currently a state employee, a teacher, a higher education employee, or an employee of a lotheft under $5,000, criminal impersonation; April 12, APD ▪ Hunter, Quatesha Sierra, 20, criminal trespass, April 10, TCSO ▪ Johnson, Brian Cortez, 32, disorderly conduct, April 7, TCSO ▪ Leason, Starri Turkes, 28, theft under $500, April 8, CPD ▪ McBride, Edward Burn, 49, agg. assault no injury, failure to pay child support; April 8, TCSO ▪ McBride, Robert Lee, 53, filing false report or bomb threat, April 8, TCSO ▪ McClain, William Bradley, 32, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, TCSO, April 8 ▪ McDaniel, Wallace Deshawn, 36, theft under $5,000, failure to appear; April 7, TCSO ▪ Moore, Elcardo Dontez, 20, criminal trespass, April 10, TCSO ▪ Moore, Joshua Nataniel, 26, agg. assault with injury, April 12, TCSO ▪ Moore, Maquiz Deshon, 19, leaving scene of accident, failure to report accident; April 7, TCSO ▪ Parham, Travis Lydell, 32, unlawful poss. of weapon, April 7, MPD ▪ Parker, Tammy Elizabeth, 43, criminal impersonation, domestic assault; June 18, BPD ▪ Payne, Glenn Elvin, 41, driving on rev./susp./ canc license, no insurance, failure to report change of address; April 8, TCSO ▪ Phillips, Logan Freeman, 32, domestic assault, April 7, MUPD ▪ Reber, Joshua William, 29, theft over $1,000 x 2, April 13, TCSO ▪ Richter, William Otto, 78, agg. assault no injury, April 13, APD ▪ Robinson, Jasmine Monique, 23, disorderly conduct, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, no insurance, window tint

TipTon CounTy’s

Most Wanted Seen one of these people?

If so, call: 24-hour number: Central Dispatch 901-475-4300 Sheriff’s Office Tipline: 901-475-3307; email: Tipton County CrimeStoppers 901-476-4411 Or contact any local law enforcement agency to report any of these people.

Conwill, Heather Nicole Born: 7/9/1977 8541 Hwy. 59 Burlison, TN 38015 Charge: Agg. burglary

Douglas, Curtis Born: 2/26/1972 810 West Thomas Rd. Brownsville, TN 38012 Charge: Forgery

Fleming, Tuwan Derrell Born: 9/5/1976 3938 Mamie Memphis, TN 38127 Charge: Del. of cocaine

Grandberry, Larry Tawhan Born: 10/27/1985 1165 Liberty Church Smith Brighton, TN 38011 Charge: Del. of cocaine

Fleming, Rodney Donell Born: 1/4/1987 870 Beaver Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Agg. assault, theft under $10K x 2, vandalism x 3

Baker, Verna Jean Born: 11/20/1954 165 Brickford Memphis, TN 38017 Charge: TennCare fraud

Bates, Anthony Thoomas Born: 8/21/1981 141 Vandergrift Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Burglary

Johnson, Quintin Montrell Born: 9/28/1990 1495 Portersville Atoka, TN 38004 Charge: Felony failure to appear, mj delivery, poss. firearm, agg. robbery

Barnes, Willie Evan Born: 6/6/1991 1399 Jack Bennett Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 Charge: Felony failure to appear x 2

Howard, Kelvin Lee Born: 9/9/1971 318 Bledsoe Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Felony failure to appear

Terry McCauley Covington

cal government participating in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.

laws, driving without DL; April 7, TCSO ▪ Roy, Alfred Lee, 47, domestic assault, April 11, CPD ▪ Rudy, Jason Joshua, 43, domestic assault, April 9, TCSO ▪ Scott, David Wayne, 39, domestic assault, April 9, MUPD ▪ Shaw, Corey Deon, 31, driving on rev/canc./susp. license, April 9, TCSO ▪ Spivey, German, 35, public intoxication, April 7, TCSO ▪ Stafford, Raymond Fredrick, 46, DUI fourth offense, April 7, TCSO ▪ Strauss, William Edward, 54, failure to pay child support, April 8, TCSO ▪ Tatum, Loreonzo Lavern, 33, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, reg. law; April 13, MPD ▪ Thomas, Andre Lazar, 45, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, failure to surrender auto license, right side of roadway, no insurance; April 11, THP ▪ Tolentino, Inocente Mendoza, 31, domestic assault, April 11, TCSO ▪ Upchurch, Sherita Jay, 25, filing false report, April 12, TCSO ▪ Wade, Jeffrey Wendell, 54, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 7, TCSO ▪ Ward, Donald Joseph, 46, promotion of meth manuf., April 10, TCSO ▪ Wilburn, Daniel Kenneth, 22, agg. assault, April 13, TCSO ▪ Williams, Bill Louis, 44, theft over $1,000, April 9, TCSO ▪ Wilson, Christine Estelle, 37, filing false report, April 7, TCSO ▪ Woods, Ameisha Ariel, 18, criminal trespass, Jan. 10, TCSO ▪ Yanov, Brandy Michelle, 26, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, unregistered vehicle, no insurance; April 7, TCSO

Disclaimer: These persons are innocent until proven guilty. They will face charges in Tipton County General Sessions or Circuit Court unless warrants for their arrest were issued in another county (this may or may not be denoted in the listing of charges).

crime stoppers of tipton county inc. is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of:

John Curtis Rann, a 24-year-old white male who was found dead with several gunshot wounds on Black Springs Hill Road in southwest Tipton County on Dec. 5, 1986. Rann had been missing since November 26, 1986. Johnny Poole, a 23-year-old white male whose partially burned body was found on Oct. 25 1988, in his burning pickup truck near the boat landing at Piljerk, on the Hatchie River. Poole had a gunshot wound in his back. If you have any information about either of the crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 901-476-4411. You will NOT be required to give your name or testify in any court. The source of information given to Crime Stoppers will be held in strict confidence.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ARREST OR DETAIN ANY OF THE SUBJECTS OF THE WARRANTS LISTED IN THIS DATABASE. The list is current at the time of publishing and therefore recent changes in the status of warrants may not be reflected. It is possible that some warrants have been resolved and the matter is no longer pending. This information is being provided as a service to the public; however, neither the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office nor The Leader cannot guarantee nor assume any liability for the accuracy of the information at the time of use. All warrants must be verified for accuracy through our system prior to an apprehension. All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. NO ATTEMPT SHOULD BE MADE TO APPREHEND THESE INDIVIDUALS EXCEPT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OR PEACE OFFICERS. SOME INDIVIDUALS MAY BE ARMED AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS. If you recognize a name on the list, if you find your name, or if you find a discrepancy, please contact the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office at 475-3300 or via email at sheriff@tiptonco. com.

Obituaries James Darryl O’Neal

December 30, 1956 – April 9, 2013 James Darryl O’Neal, 56, of Ripley, passed away on April 9, 2013. Funeral services took place on Friday, April 12 at Maley-Yabrough Funeral Chapel. He was buried at Shiloh Cemetery. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

Henry L. Fowler

Date of Death – April 10, 2013 Henry L. Fowler, 88, of Covington, a retired automotive mechanic, died on April 10, 2013 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. He was a member of Gilt Edge Church of Christ. Funeral services took place on Friday, April 12 at Munford Funeral Home Chapel. He was buried at Leigh’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife of 69 years, Laverne Yarbro Fowler; daughter Paulette Graham; sons Louis Fowler, Ronnie Fowler, Ricky Fowler, Sanford Fowler and Danny Fowler; sisters Virgie Deverell, Marie Pruitt, Ginger Swindle and Sylvia White; brothers William Fowler, Dudley Fowler, Richard Fowler and Troy Fowler; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Livy Fowler, son Billy Wayne Fowler, sister Sarah Root and brother Alfred Fowler. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

Christine D. Sanders

March 14, 1934 – April 11, 2013 Christine D. Sanders, 79, of Covington, passed away on Thursday, April 11. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 14 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Helen Crigger Cemetery in Munford. She is survived by one son, Gerry Sanders of Covington; one daughter, Janis Sanders of Covington; three sisters, June Woodham of Albertville, AL, Barbara Buchanan of Hiram, GA and Diane Chestnut of Dallas, GA; two brothers, Albert Dale of Dallas, GA and Steve Dale of Macon, GA; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billye Sanders; her parents, Aaron Albert and Loran Jewell Hendrix Dale; and two

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brothers, Bruce Dale and Buddy Dale. Friends may sign an online guestbook at The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

Josephus “Joe” Reed

May 27, 1927 – April 14, 2013 Josephus “Joe” Reed, 85, of Henning, died on April 14, 2013. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. on April 21 at New Hope CME Church in Henning. Curries Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

Bobby “Rook” Tucker

Date of Death – April 15, 2013 Bobby “Rook” Tucker, 75, of Covington, died on April 15, 2013 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, was a Pioneer Electrician in Tipton County and loved to hunt and fish. Funeral services took place on Wednesday, April 17 at Munford Funeral Chapel. He was buried at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Annette Tucker; daughters Rhonda (John) Tucker and Louann (Robin) Hamilton; sons Randy (Vicki) Tucker and Jackie (Lee) Delashmit; twin sister Barbara Arthur; grandchildren Zach Tucker, Michael Hamilton, Jacob Delashmit, Sherri (Justin) Bradford, Andi Kathryn Delashmit, Nikki Koehler and Jessi Koehler and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mac and Mettie Tucker, sisters Louise Smith and Dottie Regan and brother Donald Tucker. Memorials may be sent to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Covington.

a retired postmistress for Galloway Post Office in addition to being a member of the Mason Junior Book Club. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. Her funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Mason Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Keith Jones officiating. She will be buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The widow of John Aubrey Whitaker Sr., she leaves sons John Aubrey Whitaker Jr. of Mason, Michael Wright (Sharon) Whitaker of Mason and Tom Forgey (Betty Carol) Whitaker of Oakland; sisters Cora Gray Rose of Covington, Juanita Waits of Brighton, Joyce Byrd of Brighton; nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brother Robert “Bob” Wright and sisters Mabel Marshall and Doris Whitaker. Memorials may be sent to Cedar Hill Cemetery, c/o Nancy Harris, P.O Box 41, Mason, TN 38049. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

Thank You The Arnon G. Glass Jr. family would like to express our sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness extended to our husband and father during his illness and death. The beautiful floral offerings, the telephone calls and the personal visits were each appreciated and will remain a treasured memory to our family.

– A.G. Glass Jr. family

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

Marjorie Wright Whitaker March 11, 1917 – April 15, 2013

Marjorie Wright Whitaker, 96, of Mason, died at home on April 15, 2013. She was born in Memphis to George Coplin and Ora Lee Forgey Wright and was

Sharing Hometown Recipes, Cooking Tips and Coupons By Janet Tharpe

Nutty Mini Cakes Delight with Bananas, Toffee

The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, April 19 The University of Tennessee is hosting a free training session for ornamental and turf pest management. UT’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) will host a category three initial certification training session from noon to 6 p.m. The training will take place at the West Tennessee Agriculture Research and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Boulevard in Jackson. The training session is free, but due to limited space, pre-registration is required. You can register by calling the PSEP office at (865) 974-1286 or e-mail by April 17 to reserve your space. April 20 The second annual Munford High School Band Wing Fest is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Munford High School, featuring a wing competition, live auction, dunk tank, booths, games, food and fun. For more information: wingfest. April 26 The Tipton County Schools Jobs/Career/ Health/Information Fair will be held at the Alternative Learning Center at 800 Bert Johnston Dr. in Covington from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be open to parents, students, businesses, industries and all Tipton County community resource agencies. April 27 Venture Crew 1420, Boy Scouts of America, will hold a Pancake Breakfast and Yard Sale fundraiser from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 145 W. Church Ave. in Covington. Crew 1420 is a

co-ed Scout group for youth ages 14-20 years old sponsored by the church. Breakfast will cost $3 per plate. Yard sale items will include clothes, household items, furniture, and more. For more information about the event or joining the Venture Crew, please call 901-383-0863.

and speed through faith and secular resources, needs volunteers to instruct participants ages 5-18. The program meets every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Covington Housing Authority community building, located at 702 Jackson St. Call 901-652-2765 for more information.

May 4 Munford Baptist Church is having a fundraising yard sale that starts at 8 a.m. There will be a car wash and food for sale as well as arts and crafts. The church is located at 1253 Munford Ave.

The Tipton County Animal Shelter began its pilot program on Jan. 14. The program’s main objective is to help control the pet population by offering low-cost spay and neuter options for dogs and cats to all Tipton County citizens. The shelter feels that it is the responsibility of pet owners to help keep animals from running at large and carrying unplanned litters. To this end, the program consists of selling spay/neuter vouchers at a reduced cost to citizens of Tipton County. The charge for the voucher is $25.00 and will fully cover the spay/ neuter operation. There will be 300 initial vouchers available and will be sold on a firstcome-first-serve basis

The Senior Recreation Center 5K Walk/Run starts at 8 a.m. next door to Bell Internal Medicine (81 Atoka-McLaughlin). For more information and registration info, log on to www.src-tennessee. com. American Cancer Society’s Paint the Town Purple, featuring the inaugural “Paint the Town Purple” parade, starts at 5:30 pm on the Covington Square. For more information on how your organization can get involved, call Joell Davis at 901-603-0427 or Erica Jackson at 773-827-4404. May 14 A Munford and Drummonds area Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at the Quito/ Drummonds Volunteer Fire Department from 7-8 p.m. For more information call Barbara Borum at 837-3244. May 18 Three Star Volunteer Fire Department, located at 2050 Sadler School in Brighton, will hold its annual Meeting and Bar-bque Dinner. There will be a silent auction and preorders for $30. Whole BBQ butts can be made now by calling 837-0157. ON-GOING EVENTS Barbara McBride will be holding adult and children’s art classes. For more information, call 476-9706 or 237-4006. The Faith That Works reading program, which has a goal of increasing reading comprehension

at the Tipton County Animal Shelter, located at 8621 Hwy 5l in Brighton. Please ensure that your pet is up-to-date on all vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian to avoid any additional charges. It will be the responsibility of the citizen to transport the animal to and from the veterinarian performing the procedure. Please contact the Tipton County Animal Control Department at 837-5919 with any questions or more information. Quito United Methodist Church, located at 4580 Quito-Drummonds Rd. in Millington, will be holding a weekly community Bible study on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning on Jan. 31 and concluding April 11. The study will be based on Beth Moore’s “Jesus: The One and Only.” Participants are asked to purchase their own workbook before coming to class. For more information, contact Connie Frazier at 835-4368.

“This cake is nutty, moist and delicious!”


f a bundt pan transforms a simple cake from good to great, imagine what a cute mini bundt will do! Home cook Yolanda Stewart’s Nutty Buddy Bundt Cakes stay moist from a delicious combo of pudding mix and mashed bananas, get nutty with cashews, toffee bits and walnuts, and are just cute as a button when baked in a mini bundt pan! (Pssst... They make great cupcakes, too!) See step-by-step photos of Stewart recipe plus Yolanda Stewart thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: Houston, TX You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember to use “just (pop. 2.1 million) a pinch”...

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What You Need

1 bx vanilla cake mix 1 bx [3.5oz] instant banana pudding mix 2 tbsp all purpose flour 2 tbsp baking powder 1/2 c sugar 4 eggs 1 c water 1/4 c vegetable oil 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 c mashed bananas 1/2 c cashews, chopped 1/4 c toffee bits Glaze 2 tbsp butter, melted 2 c powdered sugar 2-3 tbsp water 1/4 c walnuts, chopped Directions

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 6 mini bundt pans or one

regular bundt pan. • For cake, in a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, pudding mix, flour, baking powder, and sugar. Add slightly beaten eggs to dry mixture, then add water, oil, vanilla; Blend well. • Add mashed bananas, chopped nuts, and toffee bits. Beat 4-5 minutes on medium speed. Scrape down sides. • Pour batter in prepared pans, fill each cup 3/4 full. Bake 17-20 minutes or until cakes lightly brown. Test cakes with toothpick for doneness, if necessary. • For glaze, melt butter. Add powdered sugar. Gradually add water to make desired consistency for glaze. Add nuts, and whisk until smooth and reaches a drizzle consistency. Add water if necessary. • Once cakes cool, drizzle icing over cake in a circular motion until icing and nuts are eveningly distributed.

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Traumatic brain injury

As an injury lawyer, I have han- Head injury deaths increased 66%. dled many cases involving Trau- Motorcycle-related head injury hosmatic Brain Injury (TBI). Often the pitalizations increased 78%. Helmet diagnosis is not made right away, law repeals jeopardize motorcycle but only becomes riders, and their long-term clear over time. care for a TBI eventually I recall a particular falls upon all of us. workers compensaThe very young and the tion case I handled elderly account for many where a man was TBI cases. Approximately struck by a machine 18% of all TBI-related emerwhile wearing a hard gency department visits inhat. Even though he volved children aged 0 to 4 did not need a sinyears. Approximately 22% gle stitch, that blow of all TBI-related hospitalcaused his brain to izations involved adults bleed. Over time, his aged 75 years and older. personality changed Males are more often diradically and he beagnosed with a TBI (59%). David Peel came irritable, angry Blasts (such as IEDs) are a Peel Law Firm and lacked the abilleading cause of TBI for acity to concentrate. tive duty military personnel His memory became so limited that in war zones. The NFL gridiron is he would leave pots on the stove also rife with head injuries. Over for hours and either double dose 3,000 players, spouses and other his medication or not take it at all. relatives or representatives are suEventually, that single blow caused ing over TBIs. him to become disabled. According to the Centers for DisMotorcycle helmet use is current- ease Control, a few of the leading ly at issue in Tennessee. Some want causes of TBI are: to repeal the helmet ban and allow Falls (35.2%) Falls continued to adult motorcyclists to ride without be the leading cause of TBI (35.2%) a helmet, like in Arkansas. The Na- in the United States. Falls cause half tional Institutes of Health said in (50%) of the TBIs among children Pennsylvania, after dropping the aged 0 to 14 years and 61% of all ban, helmet use among riders in TBIs among adults aged 65 years crashes decreased from 82% to 58%. and older.

Motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%) Among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents were the second leading cause of TBI (17.3%) and resulted in the largest percentage of TBI-related deaths (31.8%). Struck by/against events (16.5%) Struck by/against events, which include colliding with a moving or stationary object, were the second leading cause of TBI among children aged 0 to 14 years, with 25%. Assaults (10%) Assaults produced 10% of TBIs in the general population; they accounted for only 2.9% in children aged 0 to 14 years and 1% in adults aged 65 years old and older. Very little is understood about concussions and other brain injuries. Some are not properly diagnosed. Tests sometimes do not show the injury. Insist on helmets for your loved ones. Fact is, we might ought to all be wearing helmets all the time! Mr. Peel seeks justice for those injured in car accidents, work place incidents, medical malpractice, and nursing homes. He often addresses churches, clubs and groups without charge. Mr. Peel may be reached through wherein other articles may be accessed.


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Run for the Roses is May 4 By FRANCE GASQUET Kaelin Hanks grew up with horses. “Horses have always been a part of my life, and I thought how wonderful it would be to take in the tradition of the Kentucky Derby,” states Kaelin, ”—with an event to help create the foundation for a Boys and Girls Club in Covington.” And so, Kaelin spoke to the Covington Rotary Club about her idea, and was promptly appointed Chair of the new event. The “1st Annual Run for the Roses Party” will take place Saturday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Covington Country Club- 1880 South Main Street. Tickets are $40 per person or $100 per table sponsorship. The tickets include a mint julep,

the traditional libation for the Kentucky Derby; and heavy hors d’oeuvres, such as: quiches, assorted cheeses, dips, and a fruit tray. A silent auction will showcase gift baskets with themes such as: sports package, fill the pantry, weekend getaway, date night, and women and men’s baskets. In addition to the silent auction, prizes will be awarded for: Best Dressed, Best Hat, and Derby Winner. Proceeds are to benefit the Covington Boys and Girls Club. For more information, contact Kaelin Hanks 931215-3463. Tickets can be purchased at the door or beforehand, through the Covington Rotary Club. For more information regarding the Boys and Girls Club of America:

Jean Wheeler, Bob Wetzel, Ruth Wallace, and Barbara McBride hanging the Tipton County Beautiful exhibit at the Dyersburg State Community College, Jimmy Naifeh Center, Covington campus. The reception for this exhibit is Tuesday, May 7th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Tipton County Commission on Aging events sponsored by

Jeff McMillian, Doctor of Optometry 185 Wesley Reed Dr. Suite E • Atoka, TN 38004 (901) 840-EYES (3937) UPCOMING FUNDRAISER SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY 21, 2013 2 p.m. THE 8TH ANNUAL SENIOR TALENT REVUE will be held at the Historic Ruffin Theater located on the Covington Square. This is NOT a competition. IT IS a showcase of senior talent. Please come out and support our Senior Talent Revue. Singers and musicians will be performing but our showcase also includes a magic show, poetry reading, TCCA tap dancers, and TCCA line dancers. Returning again this year is Bubba. Come enjoy this wonderful showcase of senior talent. Tickets are available by presale and at the door. Admission is $5 and children ages 3 and under are free. Door prizes will be available. Feel free to call 476-3333 with any questions. THIS WEEK’S EVENTS April 18th – April 19th Bending Needles – Thursday and Friday – 8:00 Craft Room Bible Study – Thursday – 10:00 Dining Room Blood Pressure Screening / Information on Diabetes – 9:00 Dining Room Bingo – Friday – 10:00 Dining Room UPCOMING EVENTS For the week of April 22nd – April 26th Exercise – Monday 9:15- Dining Room Dancercise – Monday 10:00 – Dining Room Writer’s Workshop- Monday 10:30 – Meeting Room Blood Pressure Screening ( Baptist Home Care) – Tuesday 9:00 – Dining Room Tai Chi Demonstration – Tuesday 10:00 – Dining Room


King named senior VP at First South They say you can never go home again. But for one former First South Financial employee, that’s not true. Melissa King, First South Financial’s new Senior Vice President of Lending and Collections, actually started her lending career at the credit union. She originally worked for First South Financial in 1999 in the Mortgage Department. After about a year, she moved to Peoples Bank in Millington and from there to Real Estate Loan Services where she worked as a closing agent. When Trustmark National Bank bought Peoples Bank, she moved back into the banking world and

became a Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer. King has handled construction lending, residential mortgage lending, and worked with commercial lenders all while keeping her productivity high and her staff motivated. “When I left First South Financial one of the senior managers told me that I’d be back someday,” King said. “And that stuck with me over the years. So when the opportunity came about to come back home, so to speak, I jumped at the chance. I’m thrilled to be with First South Financial and to help this great organization become even greater.” King’s expertise gives First South Financial a great source for

expanding its lending efforts and product offerings. “We are extremely pleased to have Melissa King back with us in this capacity. She has the background, the determination and the drive, and we have no doubt that she will be a tremendous asset to our organization” said Craig Esrael, President and CEO. First South Financial is a fullservice financial institution with 15 banking centers and approximately $450 million in assets. It is ranked by all independent rating agencies as one of the strongest financial institutions in the entire nation.

The following property transfers were recorded in the office of Register of Deeds Claudia M. Peeler from April 1-16, 2013 •John Vernor et al to Garvey R. Pafford and Patricia S. Pafford 606 Betty Boyd, Atoka 38004 Lot 39, Williamsburg Estates, Sec. C $158,000 • Melissa Green to Jpmorgan Chase Bank 1042 Travis Drive, Brighton 38011 Lot 23, Indian Creek Estates $94,945 • Johnny D. Harden to Ferderal National Mortgage Association 2360 Mcclerkin Rd, Burlison 38015 $95,958 • Lowell Bush to The Bank of New York Mellon 5760 Campground Rd, Munford 38058 $52,497 • Roy K Mathis to G2, Llc 197 Downing Rd, Covington 38019 $70,000 • Jonathan L. Catellaw and Jennifer D. Castellaw to HUD 832 Williamsburg Dr, Atoka 38004 Lot 214, Williamsburg Estates, Sec 1 $169,310 • U.S. Bank National Association to Cheryl Arent 412 Beaver Rd, Munford 38058 $102,500 • Joseph Hadley, Jr to Gary Elliott and Stephanie Elliott 345 Duncan, Atoka 38004 Lot 89, Sec F, Williamsburg Estates $205,000 • James R. Wilson and Wanda Jean Wilson to Atlantic Assurance Company Faulkner Road, Tipton County $53,396 • James J. Riley and Ashley Riley to Dean A. Honadle and Gail A. Honadle 322 Sterling Farms Drive, Atoka 38004 Lot 27 Deer Ridge, Sec A $164,500 • Christopher M. Billings and Krystal Joy Wadsworth Billings to Mark andrew Waller and Brenda Gail Waller 84 Smithers Ave, Atoka 38004 Lot 510 Blaydes Estates, Sec.S $163,500 • Tamara L. White to Deborah A. Hilton and Raymond Douglas Hilton, Jr 621 Mockingbird Dr, Brighton 38011 Lot 8, Lancaster Pl Subdivision, Sec B $222,000 • Sherman Alan Waxler and Tonya Nicole Waxler to Michael Lee Pavich and Monica Pavich 95 Taylor St, Munford 38058 Lot 69, Windchase Subdivision, Sec B $222,000 • Timbs Builders and Supply

Company to Robert L. Baskin Ii and Colby G. Baskin Vacant Property Akins Store Road $200,000 • Diane Byrd to Helen J Burse 118 Lavern Street Atoka 38004 Lot 16, Strong Subdivision, Sec B $75,000 • James Alan Geralds and Julie Annette Geralds to Jason Brown and Jennifer Brown 266 Julia Ann Drive, Atoka 38004 Lot 167, Templeton Farms Subdivision, Sec E $242,755 • Floyd Dyson and Willie Rae Dyson Aka Willie Clements to Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I, Llc 310 Elm Street, Covington 38019 $16,330 • Eric Cox and Kendra R. Cox to Franklin American Mortgage Company 185 Brooks Meadow, Millington 38053 $300,000 • Franklin Lee Tapley and Ras Helle Tapley to Rashelle Tapley and Vicky L Scott 797 Baskins Road, Burlison 38015 $173,379 • Neil White and Cassie White to John C. White and Susan White 808 Winn Avenue, Covington 38019 $45,000 • Sherry Roe and James Michael Roe to Hsbc Mortgage Services, Inc 196 Cedar Point Road, Atoka 38004 Lot 9, Cedar Point Estates $35,797 • Munford Development Company to Apex Home Builders, Llc. Lot 17 Oak Creek Phase 1, Munford 38058 $40,000 • Hsbc Mortgage Services, Inc to Larry Gordon Miller 397 Park Street, Munford 38058 $113,000 • Scott E. Kimball and Katrina M. Kimball to Everbank 35 Thonda Cove, Atoka 38004 $76,673 • Lenda M. Wagner to Elijah Johnson 1277 Sloan Rd, Burlison 38015 $139,000 • Mona C. Shelton to Jpmorgan Chase Bank 840 Douglas Street, Covington 38019 $62,050 • Federal National Mortgage Association to Wyatt True 26 Foxchase Drive, Mason 38049 $32,500 • Stephanie Rene Turner

to Felicia J. Niter 427 Bloomington Drive, Brighton 38011 Lot 136 Woodlawn Plantation, Sec E $131,800 • Beverly Spray to Bobby Barker 2392 Tracy Road, Atoka 38004 $30,000 • Seaton Ennis to Christopher Adam Ennis, Et Al. 560 Donna Drive, Brighton 38053 Lot 8, Indian Creek Estates $99,500 • Fred A Tucker and Martha J. Tucker to HUD 225 Kathleen Drive, Munford 38058 $112,725 • Eunice S. Lee and Anthony L. McGee and Carolyn A. McGee to Bank Of America 222 Bluebird Street, Covington 38019 $131,578 • Walter F. Pierson and Carolyn L. Pierson to Wells Fargo 615 Barnett Hall Road Covington 38019 $286,423 • Dianna Lynn Jensen and Vance Leon Jensen to Timothy C. Mccain and Chelsey N. Mccain 1261 Akins Store Rd, Munford 38058 Lot 11 Jones Akins Store Rd, Sec B $123,500 • Ricky G. Arledge and Genni B. Arledge to Bradley S. Williams and Laura C. Williams Vacant Property 38023 2.82 Acres On Girl Scout Rd $21,000 • APC Investments, LLC to Apex Home Builders, LLC. Lot 87 Lochmeade Subdivision, Atoka 38004 $61,000 • U.S. Bank National Association to Mike Douglas 1121 Crestview Street, Covington 38019 Lot 9 $60,000 • Household Financial Center, Inc to Vince Gallagher 580 Whippoorwill Circle, Millington 38053 Lot 37, Whippoorwill Estates, Sec B $18,000 • Thomas D. Schroader and Susan M. Schroader to Margaret Ann McHale 62 Royal Oaks Drive, Brighton 38011 Lot 30 McLister Place $105,000 • Dick Moore, Inc. to Charles Trimmins 131 Sunshine Drive, Millington 38053 $33,579 • Brian Dwight Oswalt and Cristi Joy Oswalt to Samantha Griffin and John A . Griffin 45 Honeysuckle Lane, Atoka

38004 Lot 33, Williamsburg Estates, Sec B $177,000 • John Richard Kelley and Charlotte C. Kelley to John Bradley Williams and Kerry K. Williams Land, Tipton County Map 010, Parcel 001.00 $2,300,000 • Amanda Daniel Renner to Keith Clowes and Tammy Clowes 798 Oak Grove Rd, Covington 38019 $117,500 • Carolyn Fay McGill Meton and Sherman Gibson McGill, Jr. to Harold Lumpkin and Sherrie Lumpkin 50 Wiley Drive, Munford 38058 Lot 22 Munford Heights $70,000 • Carlos Milford Clowes and Sandra M. Clowes to Ronald Clowes and Ginger Clowes 2.12 Acres Of Land Map 125, Parcel 79.02 Split $12,000 • Matthew W. Garrison to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank 1188 Joe Joyner Road, Munford 38058 $78,991 • Apex Home Builders, LLC to Barbara A. Hale 7835 Mudville Road, Millington 38053 Lot 7, Oak Creek Subdivision $262,400 • Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to G & J Investments 1070 Hwy 179, Covington 38019 $28,299 • Greg Brown and Vickie Brown to Bank Of New York Mellon Trust Company Land, Tipton County Lot 9, Sloan Subdivision $55,825 • Covenent Partners to Eckel Investments, LLC 10992 Hwy 51 South, Atoka 38004 Lots 3 & 4 McLaughlin Commercial S/D $388,345 • Adam J. Moreau and Abigail S. Moreau to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company 780 Elizabeth Drive, Atoka 38004 Lot 606, Blaydes Estates, Sec W $130,001 • Fannie Mae to Eugene F. Cox 408 Wortham Drive, Covington 38019 Lot 3, Cormwell-Wortham Drive S/D $23,500 • AAB Group to Barry J. Diggs and Melody Diggs 8440 Hwy 51 South, Brighton 38011 Lot 6-C, Grandview S/D, Sec C $771,459

Exercise – Wednesday 9:15 – Dining Room Lunch Out – Wednesday 11:00 – Ming’s Bending Needles – Thursday 8:00 – Craft Room Bible Study – Thursday 10:00 – Dining Room Bending Needles – Friday 8:00 – Craft Room Ping Pong Contest – Friday 10:00- Dining Room WISH LIST in desperate need of a pool table. If you have a table you would like to donate or you would like to donate money for the purchase of another pool table, we would love to hear from you. Please call 476-3333. REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS Bending Needles Quilting Club-Experienced hand stitch quilters are welcome to join the club. The quilters meet each Thursday and Friday morning from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the craft room. Best Choice Hearing – Is at our center every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Please call 346-5900 for an appointment with Mike Morrison. Bible Study- Bible Study will be held at the CSC on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. This monthy Matthew Heathman from the Covington A.R.P. church will be facilitating the Bible Study. This non-denominational class is open to all.As always, the public is invited to join us at 10:00 a.m. for this inspirational study of the Word. Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening – Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Miller Pharmacy will be conducting these screenings. Book Club – Meets every 3rd Monday of the month to discuss a new book. **Crocheting – Join us to learn or expand your crocheting skills. This class meets every 2nd and 4th Monday at 9:00 am in the Craft Room. We will be creating projects for places such as St Jude, Carl Perkins, Hospice etc. Get Fit, Stay Fit- Join other seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the CSC for 30 minutes of great stretching and strengthening exercises. This is just right for everyone 55 and older. Line Dance Class- Classes meet every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the TCCA dance room and at the Munford Senior Center every Monday at 9 a.m. Contributions are welcomed at both sites. Mrs. Juanita Joyner is the instructor. Tap Dance Class- Kay Catterton, our volunteer instructor always welcomes new students. The tap class meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the TCCA dance room. The cost is $3 a class. Walking Club – Join our walkers daily in the gym from 7:00 to 9:00 for inside laps. ***Writers Workshop – Writing is a powerful instrument. It comes from the heart and mind which are expressions from us. Come and join our group every Monday at 10:30 a. m. in the meeting room. Call for more information, 476-3333. **Water Aerobics – 7:30 every Wednesday at the Millington YMCA. A $36 punch card for 10 classes is required. Call for sign up and more information, 476-3333. ** denotes new programs CAREGIVER PROGRAMS “Helen’s House” Adult Day/ Respite Service- Helen’s House currently has openings offering a great opportunity for those with some degree of memory loss or dementia to have a safe and therapeutic experience while their family caregivers enjoy a time for personal business or other activities. Helen’s House is licensed by the State of Tennessee. Helen’s House is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call Anita at 476-1068 for more information or to receive a registration packet. Caregiver Wellness/Support Groups meet across Tipton County… All shared information is confidential--- “what is said here, stays here”- Meal contributions are requested and transportation is available on a limited basis. For more information please call 476-3333. •South Tipton Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meets the second Tuesday of the month in Munford at the Restoration Church from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. •“…For Men Only” Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meets monthly with Mr. Russell Lindsey, who is the facilitator. •Lunch Bunch Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meet the third Tuesday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The facilitator is Mrs. Darlene Hopper Spaulding. Contacts Tipton County Commission on Aging 401 S. College, P.O. Box 631 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3333/901-476-3398- Fax Kerry W. Overton, Executive Director Helen’s House- Anita Feuring-476-1068 Website-

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COLLINS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 303 W. Ripley Avenue Covington, TN 38019 615-486-0666- Pastor COVINGTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1861 Hwy 51 South Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9592 COVINGTON ASSOCIATED REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN 133 W. Washington Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2222 CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH 3030 Drummonds Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-840-4326 CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH AT THE NAZARENE 3865 Beaver Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-2545

EBENEZER CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 70 Witherington Rd Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2670 ELM GROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2016 Elm Grove Rd Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-5440 ELM GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1108 Elm Grove Rd. Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-8799 FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 900 Simmons Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 901-837-2683 FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CHURCH 6920 Highway 59 W Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-1008 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1422 Old Hwy 51 Brighton, TN 38011 901-837-0950 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ATOKA 102 Kimbrough Ave Atoka, TN 38004 901-313-2919 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MUNFORD 521 Giltedge Rd. Munford, TN 38058 901-837-1559 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF COVINGTON 2105 Highway 59 South Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2489 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MASON 359 Hwy 70 E Mason, TN 38049 FIRST BRIGHTON BAPTIST CHURCH 132 East Woodlawn Ave. Brighton, TN 38011 476-6180 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF COVINGTON 403 S. Main St. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2434 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 145 West Church Ave Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9694 GARLAND BAPTIST CHURCH 1756 Garland Dr. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9691 GARLAND UNITED METHODIST 1613 Garland Drive Covington, TN 38058 901-476-9334 GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 1915 Rosemark Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-8087 GETHSEMANE BAPTIST CHURCH 2256 Mt. Lebanon Road Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1356 GILT EDGE CHURCH OF CHRIST 10726 Hwy. 59 West Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-8482 GRACE TEMPLE APOSTOLIC CHURCH 8923 Mt Carmel Rd Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1008 GREAT EXPECTATIONS COGIC 2053 Highway 51 S. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6666 GREATER ST. JOHN MBC 411 Shelton Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-4735 GRACE OUTREACH WORSHIP CENTER 795 Tennessee Ave Covington, TN 38019 HARVEST CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD 9703 Hwy. 59 S Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2135 HATCHIE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1372 Highway 51 N Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9709 HOLLY GROVE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN 4538 Holly Grove Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-8379

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A Christian perspective on terrorism Swords are not used as restraint, but to meet out death. But what about We have once again us, the average Chrisbeen reminded that tian? What should the world in which we our attitude be about live is an unfriendly, these events and the dangerous place. As I people involved with write this article, we do them? It is critical that not know who was rewe not allow hatred to PASTOR FREEMAN sponsible for the bombs take root in our heart. WEEMS in Boston, but we can rest It will only breed more assured that it will prove hatred and does nothto be someone with a hatred for ing to change the situation. Evil America, its liberties, or our govexists and the Bible tells us why ernment. Our natural emotions and about its source. It ought to are to strike back at whoever is re- be apparent that more laws will sponsible, and to strike back hard. do nothing to stop someone who It is a human emotion that we all wants to kill others. Our desire experience from seeing women “to do something” may be welland children maimed, killed, and intentioned, but likely will do frightened to the point of hysteria. nothing than inconvenience the Justice for someone who is willing honest citizens. Murder is already to do these types of deeds is harsh a capital crime, terrorism is a indeed. The Bible teaches that the federal crime, and making a bomb ordained purpose of government is yet another crime. Piling more is to deal with these evildoers laws on top of those currently “on with direct methods. But if thou the books” will change nothing. do that which is evil, be afraid; for The answer is the Gospel of Jesus he beareth not the sword in vain: Christ. for he is the minister of God, a We are not going to change revenger to execute wrath upon everyone. There are some people him that doeth evil. (Romans who are so set to do evil that noth13:4b) This means that the death ing you and I can do will make penalty is a New Testament truth. any difference to them. EveryBy PASTOR FREEMAN J. WEEMS Atoka Baptist Church

body is not going to go to heaven. Yet that truth is not to prevent us from doing all we can to reach the world with the truth of Jesus Christ. If we allow hatred of Muslims or Islam to dominate our attitude how are we going to win them to the Lord? I oppose illegal immigration. It is causing many problems in our country, but we cannot hate those who have broken the law to get here. If we start hating one group, then it will not be long before another group of people draws our ire. Hatred will bring to pass the warning of the Apostle Paul: But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. (Galatians 5:15) Our perspective should be to support our government in the administration of justice to those who commit criminal acts. It must also include a heart of compassion for those trapped by sin. Hating them will not help anyone. May the Lord help us to have a heart “soft as an overripe Georgia peach” for those who are taken captive by their sin and by Satan. It will not prevent us from supporting law and order, but will keep us from being bitter and ethnocentric.

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National Day of Prayer plans announced The Covington National Day of Prayer Event will be held at the Tipton County Courthouse on Thursday, May 2 at noon. The theme for this year's event is "Pray for America," emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight the theme, the verse Matthew 12:21 has been cho-

sen as the Scripture for this year: “In His name the nations will put their hope.” Please join our community as we gather together to pray and seek the Lord's protection and favor on our community, region, and nation. You can find out more info on the NDP and the Covington event on the NDP website at or by contacting Zach Cook at 901-848-2672.

Church Bulletins April 21 The Christian Aide Male Chorus will celebrate 50 years at Salem M.B. Church at 6 p.m. April 24-26 Plummer Grove M.B. Church will celebrate its spring revival with special guest speaker Rev. Bartholomew Orr of Brown Baptist Church. Revival begins at 7 p.m. each night. Refreshments will be served on Friday, April 26. Pastor is Rev. C.E. Anderson. For more information, call 5681518. Church is located at 1528 Anderson Street in Covington. April 27 Poplar Grove UMC will be hosting its annual BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. Eatin or carry out. Menu includes pork BBQ, baked beans, cole slaw, bun,

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By McKenzie Manning MHS FFA

Nearly 3,000 FFA members from across Tennessee traveled to Gatlinburg for the 85th annual State Convention. While at convention, FFA members were exposed to numerous sessions and workshops along with career fairs and Career Development Events, otherwise known as the competitions. The theme for this year’s convention, “Grow,” was displayed through numerous aspects, such as multiple sessions where members were encouraged to grow through adversity, leadership, passion, and stepping out of their comfort zone. The Munford FFAChapter received the 100% membership award, the Superior Chapter Award, and the Platinum PLOW Award. In addition to the success as a chapter, individual members and teams also did extremely well. Jessie Pyland, Millie Hathcock, Noah Crosley, and McKenzie Manning placed third in the state in the Agriculture Sales competition. Munford’s Parliamentary Procedure team was the state runner up as well. Team members were Alex Cherry, Noah Crosley, Cory Wright, McKenzie Manning, Alyssa Tapley, and Nick Largue. Furthermore, Greenhand Sierra Schulz competed in the creed competition

placing in the top six in the state. Munford’s firstever Agriculture Communication’s team, Elena Smith, Kelsey Lumpkin, and Anna Cooper, placed first in the state and will continue on to the National Competition in the fall to represent the state of Tennessee. Earlier in the year, twelve Munford proficiencies advanced out of West Tennessee and traveled to state. Six members championed in their proficiency areas: Cory Wright in Plant Systems Research; Tara Swirka in Integrated Systems Research; Payton Hendershott in Diversified Agricultural Production; Shelby Simmons in Diversified Livestock Production; Dylan Swirka in Emerging Agricultural Technology; and Hannah Craig in Equine Science. Two members from the Munford chapter, Cory Wright and Tara Swirka, took part in the Agriscience Fair. Each composed a board that displayed the aspects of their project and completed an interview process. Tara Swirka’s agriscience project advanced through the rounds and placed second in the state. Bryson Hambick also represented Munford and West Tennessee as the star in Agribusiness, through his Landscaping Company. Two senior members of the chapter received generous college scholarships

through sponsors of the Tennessee FFA Foundation. Elena Smith received a scholarship through Farm Credit while Jessie Pyland received the Kenneth K. Mitchell scholarship. In addition, numerous members received their State FFA Degrees at this year's convention. To receive a State Degree, a member must be active for at least two years as well as complete 360 hours of systematic school instruction in Ag Education, including a supervised agriculture experience, among other qualifications. Those who received their state degree were Elena Smith, Jessie Pyland, Tara Swirka, Shelby Simmons, Abbey Lenegar, Paul Wortham, Nick Largue, Bryson Hambick, Lauren Agcanas, Haley Kitselman, and Samantha Beel. The final highlight of the trip was the naming of graduate member, Jeff Rogers, as Vice President of West Tennessee. After weeks of dedicated and stressful preparation, he earned the coveted spot of a state office. Munford is very proud of Jeff for achieving this great accomplishment. Munford represented Tipton County extremely well on the State level as well as West Tennessee as a whole. State Convention was a phenomenal experience where all learned how “grow” through leadership.

FFA The Horticulture team placed second in West Tennessee and the Nursery team third in competition at Jackson State on April 11, advancing them to state competition. Horticulture members are Molly Flanagan, Ebonee Woodland Daysha Murcheson and Amber Smith. Nursery members are Kayla Fisher, Sam Daniel, Trevor Dych and Chase Murray.

Walker and T.A. Watson will represent CHS at Boys State and Erin Blackley and Rolanda Mack at Girls State May 26- June 1.

Basketball honors Seniors Ashia Jones and Demetrius and junior Precious Harvey were named last week to the AA basketball Best of the Preps teams by The Commercial Appeal.

For seniors Seniors are reminded that there is still time to purchase a senior ad. Prices start at $45 with a purchase deadline of April 30. Mrs. Warmath has the details. Oscar Night for seniors will be held at the historic Ruffin Theatre on Sunday, April 28 at 7 pm. Admission is $5 at the door. Senior highlights will be shown during the awards ceremony. Underclassmen and the public are invited as well. That is all for this week. See you next time on The Charger Beat.

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tasks increasingly longer each time. Examples include chores, homework, games, etc. Self-assurance Recognize what your child is doing well by telling them and showing off their work. Tell your child to try their best and to practice over and over what they want to accomplish. Let your child know that a good education is important to you and your family. Exercise Physical activity releases “feel good” hormones in the brain; it calms nervous energy; it relieves muscle tension; it heightens alertness. Encourage your children to spend a minimum of 15 - 20 minutes a day in active physical exercise of some sort. Role Model

• Provide a positive parental attitude to promote a “can do” student attitude • Don't be overly anxious about test scores, but encourage your child to take tests seriously and to try their best • Remind your child that tests do not determine the outcome of their future • Tests are a tool and like any tool, the more you use it, the easier it gets • Ask the teacher how you can help your child at home to support learning. Source: assessment/doc/tsteststrategies.pdf


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TCAP testing is April 22-26, and SAT 10 (for grades K-2) is April 29May 2. Asked how their students are preparing, Dr. Courtney Fee, Assistant Principal of Munford High School, exclaimed, “We are in boot camp mode!! For the month prior to the TCAPs, we work to ensure the students are very aware that we need them focused and present. It’s very important for them to do their absolute best.” Dr. Rebekah Byrd, Principal at Atoka Elementary, states, “We’ve been preparing all year for the TCAPs. We feel it’s an opportunity to show how much our students have learned. I’m confident our test results will reflect the great instruction and learning that have occurred throughout the year.” “All students have used TCAP practice books in preparation with their teachers. We’ve had “Saturday School” since December for those children in grades 3, 4, and 5 who might need extra help,” replied Ms. Anne Adams, Principal at Crestview Elementary. Ms. Adams continued, “Every day from 2:15 to 2:40 p.m., we have extra folks work with children on skills that haven’t been mastered. On Thursday, the 11th, there will be an open house with an art show, a performance by the choir, and we will be providing the parents with TCAP testing tips. On Friday, April 19th, we will have a TCAP pep rally, featuring Captain Magic Valentino Willis from the Globetrotters. It’s a great way to pump up the students!” Below are some helpful tips for parents to assist your child to succeed in school and on test days: Feed them Our brains need fuel to operate. On test days, a good breakfast is very important. Students who eat a good breakfast have better focus and attention.

Yearbooks The year is coming to a close and yearbook sales with them. The 2013 yearbook is $75. See Mrs. Warmath for details.

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City of Covington officials toured local schools with Thomas the Trash Train to inspire young children of our community to keep Covington beautiful. The first graders at Covington Integrated Arts Academy learned the importance of putting trash in its place. They received a demonstration from Covington Public Works about how material is gathered to keep our community clean. Students and families were encouraged to participate in Clean up Covington, a yearly focus on keeping our community trash free.

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Covington Integrated Arts Academy seventh grader Elizabeth Pugh has won FIRST PLACE in her age group in the February Artist's Palette section of The Tennessee Magazine . The category was "Who is your Hero?" and Elizabeth drew Tim McGraw.  Not only was her drawing published in the magazine, but she also received $50 and a nice certificate. Elizabeth is a member of the CIAA Art Club.

Dwight Moore, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Moore and the grandson of Thelma Bush Moore of Covington, was recently given awards for science and engineering during a science fair at Christian Brothers University. Dwight, a seventh grader at Central Day School in Collierville, also recently placed first at a spelling bee in Atlanta. He will compete next in the national competition in Dallas.

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Tipton County and the Civil War: April 1863 By Russell Bailey Tipton County Historian During the first two weeks of April 1863, Colonel Michael K. Lawler and 500 mounted men of the 18th Illinois Infantry and Col. Fielding Hurst’s 1st West Tennessee Union Cavalry “hunted rebels and guerillas” south of the Hatchie in Haywood, Tipton, Shelby and Fayette Counties. Lawler’s Federals skirmished with Confederates at Dancyville on the 3rd. At Stanton Depot a detachment of 60 soldiers were stationed for three days to force the local citizens to swear allegiance to the United States.   James Knox Gibson of Stanton recalled: “One Sunday afternoon I went to preaching in the (Baptist)…While in church someone said ‘The Yankees are coming!”  That broke up the meeting.  Tom Nelson and Nat Kimbrough were there; they got away before the Yankees got to the church.  Capt. (F.W.) Chaney and wife and Gibson rode down ‘stingy lane’ and there met the Federals…A Colonel Hurst, a homemade Yankee from McNairy County was very mean.   He captured three young men that were staying at Mr. George Ware’s.  He claimed them to be spies but they were not.  He had them shot near the Bridge on the Covington Road.  The Bridge was over Little Muddy.  Mr. J. B. Somervell had their coffins made.  He had their bodies brought to the old Wesley Church when they were kept one night and the next day he had them buried near the church where they now rest.” A soldier of the 18th Illinois wrote: “Proceeded to Covington, Tenn., where Colonel Lawler established a "Post", and, as Commander, required citizens to come in and take the oath. Capt. (Charles H.) Reed, of Co. E. was sent towards Randolph (April 5th)… with a squad, to find out the doings

of the rebels, and was killed by a shot from a thicket as he was returning. A rebel prisoner he had in charge was also killed by the same volley.”   From April 4-8, the Federals were encamped at Covington and scoured the surrounding country confiscating bacon, flour, hay, horses, mules, etc.  Salt for food and preserving meat were especially scarce commodities.   Yankees visited the plantations of R. S. Barret, Benjamin F. Locke, Alexander M. Owen, Edmund Strange (at Gift), Mrs. Mary L. Taylor, and others, taking what they wanted.     W. V. Byars remembered Federal officers ordering the citizens that had flour to bake bread for the soldiers, but “they were happy to settle for lardless loaves—lardless because only the razorback, lean, fleet, and wary as a fox, could survive the requisitions of both sides (Union and Confederate) by taking to the deepest woods.”   Byars noted that coffee was unobtainable and some families made a substitute from sweet potato fragments (cut into small cubes then dried in the sun and finally parched).  Other coffee substitutes were made from blackberry leaves and sassafras roots. Liza Culbreath, a slave on one of the Taylor plantations at Mason recalled Federal soldiers sharing their left-overs with them.   (Their regular plantation diet during the war consisted of “fat meat and cornbread, with a small ration of flour twice a week per family.”   W. V. Byars remembered the price of items that county residents paid in 1863:   “Calico was selling for $7.00 a yard; shoes for $80.00 a pair; cotton thread, $3.00 a spool; sugar, $7.50 a small keg; jeans, $6.50 a yard; and common shoe blacking, $4.00 a box.” “Federals in Tipton County” continued next week








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Elaine Watkins It's a very warm Monday night. Highs in the 70's today, as well as tomorrow, then storms (squall line) Wednesday and back in the 54's for a few days. Here we go with the sinuses! This week's Farm Report: We did a little more spraying while the wind was down this morning then we planted corn. We’re working on our second farm now, almost ready for the third. Prayers for rain this year! I had a Tennessee Area of Conservation Districts Directors' meeting in Jackson last Wednesday. Elizabeth and Lyla took me, and then ate and rode around downtown while I had the meeting. Afterwards, we all went to see my dad, Kenneth Weir. He was doing fine


Debe Simonton Hello my friends,    Hope everyone has had an opportunity to get out in this beautiful weather we have been having!! As we all know it is subject to change in just a couple of days. And if the pollen drives you crazy, as it does most of us, PUT ON A MASK!!! I tell Neal that all the time because he is very sensitive to pollen and it aggravates his asthma. But you can probably guess if he listens to me. Well another scary bombing has taken place

and I think he knew me, but he called Lyla his granddaughter, so that was great! Lastly, we shopped and got back to town just in time for church. Elizabeth and Lyla ate Chinese with us afterward. Good day! On Thursday, there was a good little rain. James had a dentist appointment and I got a perm from Courtney Gurley. Glad she's in Covington now! James and I also made our weekly trip to see the baby chicks at the new farm store on the highway. They won't be there much longer though. The ducks were already gone! Liz, Lyla, and I drove to Memphis to the Spring Market at the Agricenter on Friday, and then Courtney and I went back on Sunday. Lots of fun with the girls! Also Friday night was Dinner and Movie Night and seven of us ate sup-

per then saw "The Host". My second time - great alien love story! Then we got frozen yogurt! Especially in my prayers is Sam Stitt. He received bad news about his health and needs your prayers. Also Tony Johnston, Lee's brother, needs prayers, along with John Henderson, Jeff Hanks, Larry Whaley II, Sue Bringle, Linda Grant, and so many others, and all our servicemen and women. Happy birthday this week goes to Denise Cartwright on April 8th, to Sherri Kidd on the 9th, to Elizabeth Harrell on the 11th, and to Bonita Rogers and Corey Cartwright on the 12th. Also to Terri Barber on the 9th and to Gary Steele and Skip Baskin on April 11th! Elizabeth is getting a Lemon Cream cake for her birthday (Olive Garden recipe!).

My sincere sympathy is with our minister, Mike Rogers, and his family, in the death of his cousin, Robert Michael Rogers. He was driving a truck out West, had a third heart attack, wrecked his semi and was killed. He and Mike were very close. They are in Kentucky now awaiting his funeral. That family is in my prayers. Also sympathy goes to Frank Brown in the death of his only sister, Bessie Fortenberry. She lived in Arkansas and was 92 years old. That family is in my prayers also. This week's Farmer's Almanac Quote: "Plow deep while sluggards sleep and you will have corn to sell or keep" Benjamin Franklin. Enjoy all the trees that are blooming everywhere - beautiful! Azaleas can't be far behind! Until next week . . .

in our country. So many innocent lives lost, hurt, and forever affected. All we can do is pray and when we finish pray some more. We have some very sick people in our community. Please put these people on your church prayer list as well as pray for them yourself. Tony Johnston, Sam Stitt, Charlie Moss, Gary Bilderback, Lori Butler, Freida Travis, Joy Hill, and Martha McQuiston.   These are a few that I am aware of. Please let me know if I need to include any others in my column. I'd be happy to. Neal's Aunt Margaret

Tanner Ingram passed away last week. She was his Mother's sister. She was one of the two siblings left. Now his Uncle Wayne Tanner is left as the only one out of the group. All the cousins were there. It's a shame families seem to only get together during times like these. If only we had more time or made time to visit with each other. I remember when I was a kid, my grandparents were always enjoying visitors. Mostly they seemed to come to visit on Sundays. But I can recall all the stories they would tell and stories about each other too.

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At left, Munford's Sam Scott watches the ball leave her bat during the Covington Invitational on Friday. Below left, Covington shortstop Neely Gleen makes a throw across the diamond. Below right, Brighton third baseman Wilkins tracks down a foul ball. Munford defeated Covington and Brighton en route to the title. Photos by Jeff Ireland

By STEVE HOLT The Lady Chargers opened the week at Ripley, posting a 9-2 district win. Gabby Glenn ran her season record to 9-2 allowing five hits, a walk and two hit batters to go with six strikeouts. Neely Glenn led the way at the plate with three singles, Lyndsey Ashburn added a double and a single and Jasmine Brown had 3 RBIs. Nine varsity and six JV teams made up the field for the Covington Invitational held last weekend and won by the Munford Lady Cougars. Coach Martha Lawler expressed her thanks to all the hard working parents, grandparents and students who did so much to make the tourney a success. Covington opened pool play downing the Lady Cougars 1-0 with an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh. Ashburn reached on a two-out error and came around to score on a long ball over the right fielder's head off the bat of Brown. Gabby Glenn got the win to improve to 10-2. “We played a great defensive game," Lawler said. Gabby Glenn notched her 11th win of the year with a 3-2 decision over the Brighton Lady Cardinals in game two of pool play. She tossed a three hitter and added a solo home run to help her own cause. Dyersburg dropped the Lady Chargers 3-2 in game three on Saturday morning with three unearned runs in the sixth inning. Hannah Clifton (5-1) took the loss despite allowing only two hits. CHS slipped by Ripley 1-0 in the quarterfinal round with small ball. Ashburn singled, stole second and went to third on a hit by Ryleigh Deverell and scored on a grounder to first, barely beating the throw home. Gabby Glenn improved to 12-2 with a two-hitter. The tourney ended for Covington with an 8-1 drubbing at the hands of Munford in the semifinals. Clifton saw her record fall to 5-2. Gabby Glenn’s solo homer produced CHS’ only run. Coach Lawler praised the Munford SEE CHS, PAGE B2

Lady Cardinals finish second in annual tournament By JEFF IRELAND After going winless in pool play Friday and Saturday at the Covington Invitational Softball Tournament, Munford was far from a favorite to win the tournament. But they did just that, dispatching Covington in the semifinals and Brighton in the title game to claim the tournament crown. “Who would have thought it,” said Munford head coach Glenn Goulder. “We've been hitting the ball well lately, and of course having Sami back helps.” Senior Sami Jo Schulz, a University of Memphis signee who has missed most of the season with a hip injury, returned to play earlier this week to give the team a

boost. Schulz didn't play in the tournament, but Munford managed to prevail anyway. In the title game, Jodie Duncan came up with an RBI single in the fifth inning that gave Munford a 3-2 win. Sam Scott got the pitching win, striking out five and scattering seven hits. Brighton starter Becky Judy held Munford to three hits, but took the loss. Laura Judy was 2 for 3 for Brighton with a double. Munford defeated Covington 8-1 in the semifinals. Tara Comer was 3 for 3 and pitched a four-hitter. Duncan tripled home a run and Alex Stanford drove in two runs. “Hopefully,” said Goulder, “this will get us back on track.”

Chargers rally past Brighton


Cougars, Cards split a pair of district games By JEFF IRELAND

By STEVE HOLT Friday’s game against Brighton at Chandler Field featured everything that any competition between the two rivals contains. A vocal crowd on both sides, spirited chippy play in the field and plenty of excitement for the fans kept it going in the 7-4 CHS win. CHS jumped on top against Cardinal starter Colton Hathcock. He was cruising along in the third inning when Carlos Williams singled and stole second, the first of two in the game. T.A. Watson walked and Hathcock loaded the bases by hitting Tommy Beasley with a 0-2 fastball. Brad Walker walked to score Williams, Watson came in on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Kirk Winberry and Beasley came home with the third run on a double steal. Walker started for CHS and went 4.1 innings before being relieved. He held the Cardinals scoreless through four innings, allowing only two singles, but the wheels came off in the fifth when the

In action Monday night, Munford picked up a key District 13-AAA win with a 5-4 victory over Brighton. Schulz, Stanford, Tori Ray and Alex Turner each singled in the first inning and Duncan doubled as Munford jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Comer struck out three batters in seven innings to earn the win. Lulu Smith led Brighton (15-3) with a pair of hits and McCallie Ruffin singled and homered in the seventh inning. Becky Judy took the loss. Munford (22-7 overall, 5-1 district) hosts Arlington tonight at 6:30. In other action: • Covington defeated Munford 1-0 in the tourney opener. Comer took the loss and Christina

Covington's Brad Walker brings a pitch the plate during the Chargers' 7-4 over Brighton on Friday in Covington. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Cardinals scored four runs (three earned) to take a 4-3 lead. Brighton’s Jared Webb, Matt Scott and Colby Poston connected on consecutive singles to load the sacks. Bentley Jones followed with a double into the left filed gap to plate two runs and Ladarius Williams followed with a fifth hit to score Jones. That chased Walker for reliever Matt Folk, who stopped the rally with consecutive strikeouts. Folk (2-0) got the win in relief blanking the Cardinals in the

sixth. The Chargers bounced back with a four-run sixth inning to take Walker off the hook and gain control. Stephen Cook led off with a walk and moved to second on a perfect drag bunt, infield single by Skylar Ramsey. Montel Williams walked to load the bases and chase Hathcock. Ryan Price came on in relief. Carlos Williams singled to drive in Cook and tie the score. Watson followed with a sacrifice fly to SEE CHARGERS, PAGE B2

Munford and Covington faced off for a pair of key District 13-AAA baseball games on Monday and Tuesday, with both teams looking to make up some ground in the league standings. Brighton won the first game at home 8-3 and were looking to finish off a sweep on Tuesday in Munford. But the Cougars (13-11 overall, 1-5 district) had other ideas, pulling out a 4-3 win. With Tuesday's game tied at 3-3 in bottom of the sixth, Munford took advantage of a Brighton error to push the winning run across. Jase Hutchison led Munford's attack with a single, double and RBI. Josh Hibbard struck out five over 5.2 innings for Munford. Zach Walker pitched the final inning and a third to pick up the win. Kolton Childress led Brighton (13-14 , 3-3) with a pair of doubles and Ladarius Williams singled twice and drove in two runs. Colby Poston also had two hits for the Cardinals. In game one, Brighton scored seven runs in the third inning to erase a 2-0 deficit. Nate Newman held Munford to six hits and struck out two in a complete-game effort for Brighton. Caleb Armour drove in three runs for the Cardinals, Williams doubled and Colton Hathcock was 2 for 2 with a triple. Ryan Haynes had a pair of hits for Munford and Brandon Young and J.C. Trobaugh each drove in a run. Jessee Charles took the loss for Munford.

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Alumni game is May 3 By JEFF IRELAND

Lee Downing isn’t sure if it’s an attempt at humor or it’s dead serious. Right there on the player sign-up form for the Brighton-Covington Alumni Football Game are the following words: “If you don’t have health insurance, we do not recommend you play.” “I’d say that’s good advice,” said Downing, kind of joking and kind of not. Downing, the Covington Gridiron Association’s president, is one of the organizers of this inaugural event, which will be held May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the CHS football field. And yes, as the sign-up form suggests, there won’t be any flags to pull. The players will don pads and helmets and there will be tackling. “We’re looking at as a regular Friday night football game,” Downing said. The event is a fundraiser for both schools. Tickets are $10 each, but only the proceeds from tickets sold in advance will go to the football programs. Money from tickets at the gate go to the company that is helping organize the fund-

raiser. Tickets can be purchased from any Covington Gridiron member or at several locations around Covington, including the county trustee’s office. Brighton assistant principal Brian Crowson also has tickets for sale. Collin Pinner and Marlon Heaston will serve as coaches for Covington. Felix Fayne will be coaching and playing for the Cardinals. Players from the recent and distant past are expected to compete in the game. Some notable players on the Covington list include standout running backs Tyrone Smith (class of 1998), Antonio Gaines (2003) and Colliar Robinson (2012). Brighton’s roster hasn’t been released yet. Downing, who is 47 and graduated from Covington in 1983, is also playing. He’ll line up at guard beside his son, Walt Downing, class of 2012. “Right now I’m the oldest player on the roster,” Downing said. “I figured it’d be cool to play along side my son … I’m not sure how long I’ll play though.” There’s one thing, however, he’s sure of: He has health insurance.

CHS soccer, track and field roundup By STEVE HOLT Despite dropping their fourth game of the year to Trenton Peabody 4-0 on April 8, CHS first-year head coach Jerry Johnson sees better days ahead for Covington soccer. “Based on this week’s results, I think the whole team is improving,” he said. “Everyone is playing with more heart and hustle and picking it up to compliment our two most experienced players, Bobby Van Cleve and Daniel Joy.” Covington forged 1-1 ties in their two matches in the past week against South

Fulton and South Gibson. Bobby Van Cleve scored both goals in the games. Covington’s record stands at 1- 4-2 overall and 1-2-1 in district play. In track action: The Charger track teams have had a rough spring. It is not that they have been performing poorly; it is that they have been unable to perform due to terrible weather on meet days. They did manage to get in one meet on April 9 at Millington, making some noise with both teams. Trey Wilson turned the hat trick placing first in the shot put as well as the 100 and 200 meters.

Latreveon Williams took third in the discus as did Shaquille Foster in the 3,200 meters. The mens 4 x 200 meter relay team added a first place finish for good measure. On the ladies side of the ledger, Cyeisha Hall and Alexis Johnson finished first and second in the 1,600 meters. Johnson placed third in both the high and long jumps. Tamara Perry took second and Shamiah Gaines third in the 100 meter dash. Perry also finished third in the 200 meter dash. Kate Armstrong and Kaitlyn Poole ran personal bests in the 3,200 meter run.

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right, scoring Ramsey. Walker delivered the coup de gras with a two-run double to left. Jake Durham came on in the seventh and pitched around a pair of walks to earn the save. CHS visits Brighton tonight at 6:30. They will host former head coach Geno Miller and his Lone Oak (Ky.) team tomorrow night at 7 and then travel to Jackson Christian for an

11 a.m. game on Saturday. In other action: • Covington blanked the Millington Trojans 7-0 on Tuesday behind the 3 hit-pitching of John Hayden Bowers (2-0). He struck out nine and walked one to get the win. Beasley had 3 singles. Dalton Carlton had a breakout game at the plate with a pair of hits and five RBIs.

Six Covington boxers finished first or second in last weekend’s Mid-South Golden Gloves. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Boxers bring home titles By JEFF IRELAND Covington Boxing Club’s fighters won three MidSouth Golden Gloves titles and three runner-ups over the weekend in Little Rock. Cory Culver won the novice 125-pound title and Deshun Harvey won the 14-15-year-old, 165-pound title. Anthony Campbell took first in the 178-pound division and for the sixth time will advance to National Golden Gloves Tournament in Salt Lake City later this month. The runners-up were Tyronza Boyd (novice 156), Octavis Suggs (novice 178) and Davian Rudd (open 123). “The competition was tough and some of our guys were there for the first

time,” said Covington coach Jimmy Glover. “We know there is still a lot to improve on, but the kids are working hard and getting better all the time.” The boxers are now preparing for the Junior Olympics to be held later this

month. Glover said he will enter six or seven boxers in the event. “This is also a tough tournament that we will have to prepared for if we are going to compete with these guys,” Glover said.






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squad and coach and congratulated them on their tournament victory, but also chided her team for its lack of effort in the contest. The Lady Chargers are 17-4 (4-1) overall. They host Dyersburg tonight and play in the Brighton Tournament on Friday and Saturday. CHS travels to Dyersburg on April 22 and to St. Benedict on April 23.

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Cantrell led Munford with two hits. • Obion and Munford tied 4-4 on Friday in tourney action. Scott, Duncan, Comer and Ray each drove in a run for Munford. • Dyersburg defeated Munford 5-1 on Saturday. Turner had an RBI double for the Lady Cougars. • Duncan was 2 for 3 with a homer and a double and Scott was 2 for 4 with a double and four RBI’s in an 11-0 Munford win over Bartlett. Stanford pitched a four-inning no-hitter. • Comer pitched a twohitter and also homered and drove in three runs in a 11-0 win over Obion on Saturday. Lindsey Owen also homered and Scott and Turner each had two hits. • Laura Judy pitched a three-hitter on Friday to

lead Brighton past Dyersburg 3-1. She also tripled and drove in two runs. Ali Christmas and Hadley Wilkins each had two hits for Brighton. • Seeley Layne, Hunter Simpson and Wilkins each doubled in a 5-3 Brighton win over Ripley on Friday. Layne pitched seven innings and struck out three to earn the win. • Laura Judy drove in three runs and pitched a

one-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 10-0 win over St. Agnes on Saturday. Haley Craig singled and tripled for Brighton and Morgan Shaver doubled and singled. • Simpson doubled and drove in three runs to lead Brighton to a 4-2 win over Dyersburg on Saturday. Becky Judy struck out two and allowed four hits to earn the win.

Tennessee Technology Center at Covington Currently Accepting Applications for Enrollment In The Following Day Programs Automotive Technology Computer Information Technology Industrial Maintenance

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Rabies CliniC 2013 Important notice to dog and cat owners, all dogs and cats 3 months of age must be vaccinated and registered with Tipton County Animal Control. This is a state law. The vaccination clinics have been set up throughout the county at a reduced price of $15 for each dog and cat. After which the rates will return to normal fee. Local Vets of Tipton County will be on site to give the vaccination.

Vaccination Clinic Schedule Wednesday, april 10 3:30 Leigh’s Chapel 4:00 Erwin’s Grocery 5:00 Holly Grove Presbyterian

Thursday, april 18 2:30 Randolph Methodist Church 3:00 Giltedge Community Center 5:00 Bucksnort Grocery

Friday, april 12 4:00 Mt. Carmel Presbyterian 5:30 Clopton Gin

saturday, april 20 1:30 Brighton Community Center

saturday, april 13 1:00 Atoka Town Hall Wednesday, april 17 12-2:30 Cobb Parr Park 3:00 Drummonds Fire Dept.

Friday, april 26 1:15 Gift Gin 2:00 Hwy. 59 and 14 3:00 Gainsville - Byrd’s Welding saturday, april 27 1:00 Munford City Hall 1:30 Fastimes - Hwy. 14 & Atoka-Idaville 1:30 Burlison Gin

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The Tennessee Technology Center at Covington is accepting applications for the position of Welding Technology Instructor. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or equivalent Documented post secondary training and with certifications in welding MS Office computer skills Minimum of three years of current welding and fabrication experience Evidence of potential ability to provide instruction Evidence of organization and communication skills Indication of a willingness to establish and maintain a positive relationship with the business and industry community GENERAL DUTIES Teach all processes of Welding Technology to include theory and application Monitor, grade, and evaluate individual student progress Maintain appropriate records and submit timely reports Assist in recruitment and placement of students Maintain good public relations with business and industry SALARY Commensurate with experience, education, qualifications and in accordance with guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents. APPLICATION WITH RESUME: Deadline to submit is April 18, 2013. Call to request application or visit www. SUBMIT COVER LETTER WITH RESUME AND APPLICATION TO: Tennessee Technology Center at Covington ATTN: Linda Ray, Executive Secretary P.O. Box 249 Covington, TN 38019 Phone (901) 475-2526 Fax (901) 475-2641 Email EEO/ADA/AA Employer A Tennessee Board of Regent Institution

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Tipton Christian Academy will conduct interviews for its pre-school and elementary programs the first week of May 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please go to and download our teacher application. Please include three (3) references (excluding family members) and a copy of your resume along with your application. You may send your information to Steve Tynes via Questions - call (901) 475-4990.

Apprentice Lineman Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation has an opening in our Henderson District for an Apprentice Lineman. General specifications are as follows: Knowledge and experience regarding distribution work, electrical equipment and apparatus generally required of an apprentice lineman is desirable. Transmission experience is helpful. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Ability to obtain a Tennessee commercial driver license is required. Applicants must be able to pass the NJATC Apprentice Aptitude Test. Must reside or be willing to relocate to within 15 to 20 minutes driving time of Southwest Tennessee EMC’s district office at 105 South Franklin Avenue in Henderson, TN. Benefits include health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401K, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. An application may be submitted at any Southwest Tennessee EMC office, or downloaded from our website at and e-mailed to by Friday April 19, 2013. An equal opportunity employer male/ female/disabled. able.





Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Head Start/Early Head Start program is now accepting applications for the position(s) of Center Coordinator and Assistant Teacher for the Lauderdale Head Start and Early Head Start Center; Center Coordinator for the Dyersburg Head Start/ Early Head Start and Newbern Head Start Centers; Family Advocate for the Dyersburg Head Start/Early Head Start Center; and Substitutes for all Center locations. Center Coordinator: Essential Job Duties: Responsible for monitoring the day-to-day center operations as well as supervising and evaluating teaching staff in the areas of education, health services, and family involvement in a pre-school environment and/or infant – toddler center based setting. Qualifications: The successful applicant should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with 18 credit hours of Early Childhood Education is preferred. At least 2 years experience administering an early care and/ or early childhood education program is required. Five (5) years of experience in supervision experience is required. Valid driver license, valid auto liability insurance coverage, and vehicle are required. Good written, verbal, and computer skills are required. $16.87 per hour (Commensurate on Education) Excellent Benefits Package 12-Month / Salary-Exempt / Full-time Position Assistant Teacher: Essential Job Duties: Assist in the day-to-day activities necessary for operation of the pre-school classroom under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher. (e.g., classroom activities, care, safety, and well being of pre-school aged children and accurate record keeping)

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GARAGE/ESTATE SALE 3409 Candy Lane (off Holly Grove Rd.) Saturday, April 20th 7am-2pm. ALL MUST GO! Electricians dream, tools, work bench, work table, wood stove, cherry picker, wood working, piano, furniture, desk, TV’s, shelves, stereos, books, lots of craft beads & MUCH MORE!


Sat. 7-? 519 S. Tipton, Covington. Toys, furniture, movies, Lots of clothes and books.

Qualifications: The successful applicant should have their CDA (Child Development Associate Certification) and HS diploma/GED), which is the educational requirement for Head Start Assistant Teachers. Applicants must be willing to enroll in an Associate Degree Program in Early Childhood Education. Candidate should also possess good written, verbal, and computer skills. Valid Tennessee driver’s license and vehicle with liability insurance required. Experience and/or training in working with preschool children is desired. $7.30 to $8.74 per hour (Commensurate on Education) Excellent Benefits Package 9-Month / 80 hr. - Biweekly / Full-time Position Family Advocate: Essential Job Duties: Responsible for recruiting and enrolling children into the program. Candidate will be required to make regular home visits with all families in caseload and develop family partnership agreements. Other duties will include development of parent functions, M-Teams, and other committee meetings. Must attend meetings and workshops as scheduled, provide transportation for children and families as needed, maintain up-to-date records, enter information into the ChildPlus database, and comply with all program policies and procedures. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field is preferred. Good written, verbal, and computer skills are required. HS diploma/GED, valid Tennessee driver’s license and vehicle with liability insurance and vehicle are required. $8.17 - $12.27 per hour (Commensurate on Education) Excellent Benefits Package 11-Month/80 hr. – Biweekly/ Full-time Position

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 ▪ B5

Forrester admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers T. D. Forrester has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony at which T. D. Forrester became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 615 persons during the recent 2013 Spring Meeting of the College in Naples, Florida. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently 5,879 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

T. D. Forrester has been practicing in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee and surrounding counties for 37 years. The newly inducted Fellow is an alumnus of The University of Memphis School of Law.

Patriot Bank names employee of the quarter Patriot Bank is pleased to announce Sandra Hill has been chosen as employee of the quarter for the first quarter. Sandra is currently a teller at the Millington location and has been with the bank since they started serving the community in 2001. Her supervisor, Lillie Stollings, claims Sandra is the model teller and customer service representative. She always carries herself in a respectful manner and is courteous to all of their customers. Sandra strives to assist fellow employees when a question arises and her many years of experience enable her to serve their customers in any area when necessary. She is always smiling and eager to help those around her. Sandra has

an impeccable balancing record as a teller and is precise in each and every transaction she processes.

Her years of service make her a very well-rounded employee and her supervisors know they can count on her for a job well done. She is a faithful asset to Patriot Bank and they are grateful for her dedication. Sandra has been in banking for 37 years and loves the community in which she serves. She and her husband, William, have been married for 30 years and they are active members of Mount Tipton Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, where she sings in the choir, is the choir’s treasurer, serves on the Board of Trustees, and was recently nominated as Board Member for the Community Development Board. Congratulations Sandra!

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 ▪ B6 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed July 5, 2001 by Robert Wayne Murray, a single person to Larry A. Butler, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 950, Page 382, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, BancorpSouth Bank, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, April 25, 2013 commencing at 10:00 AM, at the Front (North) Door of the Courthouse, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to wit: Situated in County of Tipton, State of Tennessee. Beginning at a point in the center of the Mt. Carmel-Covington Road which is the southwest corner of the property now or formerly owned by W.T. Jones, thence south 4 degrees and 45 minutes west 493 feet along center of road to a point; thence south 86 degrees east 130 feet to a point on the west bank of a branch; thence with the meanders of branch as follows: north 19 east 269 feet, north 8 degrees and 20 minutes west 73 1/2 feet, north 39 degrees and 50 minutes east 62 feet; thence north 6 degrees 30 minutes east 110 feet to a point in the southerly line of the aforementioned Jones property; thence with said line north 86 west 225 feet to point of beginning and containing within said bounds 2.085 acres, be the same more or less. However there is excepted out of the above property the following: Exception No. 1: Commencing at a point in a creek, a corner of the lands of Y.B. Mills & wife, (Ardella Mills), Sam Easley, and Walter S. Smith & wife, (Audrey Smith); thence with the centerline of the creek, which is the east line of the land of Y.B. Mills & wife and the west line of the land of Walter S. Smith and wife, approximately along the following bearings and distances: S 19 degrees 28 minutes E 58.4 feet, S 15 degrees 11 minutes W, 79.6 feet and S 35 degrees 02 minutes W 44.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continuing with the centerline of the creek and the property line approximately along the following bearings and distances: S 35 degrees 02 minutes W 6.1 feet, S 36 degrees 31 minutes E, 59.1 feet and S 22 degrees 06 minutes W 6.0 feet to a point; thence, leaving the creek and the property line, S 85 degrees 54 minutes W, 184.0 feet to a point in the east right of way line of Mt. Carmel Road, thence with the said right of way line, a line 25 feet east of and parallel to the centerline of the road, N 4 degrees 06 minutes W, 60.0 feet to a point; thence, leaving the right of way line, N 85 degrees 54 minutes E 158.8 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 0.24 acres more or less. Furthermore, such right, title and interest as the owner of the above described land may have in that portion of the road upon which the said land abuts. The bearings given in the above description are based on Magnetic North. It is agreed and understood that the above land is conveyed subject to such rights as may be vested in third parties to a telephone line right of way. See Book 227, Page 175 in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Exception No. 2: Beginning at an iron pin in the east line of the Covington and Mt. Carmel public road John Watson’s southwest corner, Y.B. Mills northwest corner; thence north 87 3/4 degrees east 201 feet to a stake in the center of a ditch; thence with the same south 25 1/2 degrees east 35 feet; south 13 degrees west 77 feet; south 26 1/2 degrees west 42 feet south 5 degrees east 9 feet to a stake; thence south 87 degrees west 170 feet to a stake in the east line of the Covington and Mt. Carmel public road; thence with the same north 3 degrees west 149.6 feet to the beginning, containing 0.66 acres according to survey of W.H. Green dated August 6, 1962, all bearings being magnetic. See Book 270, Page 637 in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 01-041-061.00 Property Address: 1732 South College Street, Covington, TN. Other Interested Parties: BancorpSouth Bank All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l 526 8296 File # 2162-0100399-FC Published: April 4, April 11, April 18 BancorpSouth/Robert Wayne Murray



SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated JANUARY 21, 2009, executed by JONATHAN WILLIAMS, A SINGLE MAN AND HEATHER MCCOMBER, A SINGLE WOMAN, to DANNY GOULDER, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 1423, PAGE 710, for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST STATE BANK, in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES AND/OR JESSICA D. BINKLEY, either of whom may act, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, the said Deed of Trust was last assigned to TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES/JESSICA D. BINKLEY, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE NORTH DOOR OF THE TIPTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN COVINGTON, TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in TIPTON County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF TIPTON, TENNESSEE: LOT 1 KING FARMS SUBDIVISION SECTION A AS RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET F, SLIDE 81 OF THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER’S OFFICE TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS AT BOOK 893, PAGE 774, AMENDED AT BOOK 897, PAGE 935, BUILDING LINES AND EASEMENTS AT PLAT CABINET F, SLIDE 81 AND SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE EASEMENT IN BOOK 894, PAGE 676, OF THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER’S OFFICE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JONATHAN WILLIAMS AND HEATHER MCCOMBER, EQUAL TENANTS WITH FULL RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP BY DEED DATED JANUARY 21, 2009 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 1423, PAGE 708, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIP-


SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in payment of the debts and obligations to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on October 3, 2003 by Karl M. Collins and Tina Collins to Larry A. Butler, as Trustee, for the Beneficiary, BancorpSouth Bank as the same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, under Instrument No. 47579, recorded at Book 1099, Pages 52 - 56; and Jeffrey D. Germany, R. Lee Webber, M. Shawn Cardwell, or Marshall Digmon having been appointed Substitute Trustee by Substitution of Trustee of record at Instrument No. 165736, recorded at Book 1584, Page 534 in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee; And the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Jeffrey D. Germany, R. Lee Webber, M. Shawn Cardwell or Marshall Digmon will on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, commencing at twelve o’clock noon at the North Door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in the County of Tipton and State of Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the north line of East Liberty Street, the southeast corner of a brick storehouse; running thence north 83 degrees, 35 minutes east 53.12 feet along the north side of East Liberty Street to its

intersection with the west line of Maple Street; thence with the west line of Maple Street north 6 degrees, 30 minutes west 80 feet to the intersection of said west line of Maple Street with the south line of an alley; thence with the south line of said alley south 83 degrees, 09 minutes west 53.29 feet to northeast corner of the brick wall of the Brick Storehouse referred to above; thence with the east side of said brick wall south 6 degrees 38 minutes east 79.65 feet to the point of beginning. And being the same property conveyed by deed of record in Book 1099, Page 50 in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Tax Parcel ID: 041CA-B-008.00 The street address of the above described property is believed to be 136 E. Liberty Ave., Covington, TN 38019, but such address is not a part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. All right and equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, curtesy homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. Sale is made subject to prior liens, encumbrances or Trust Deeds, if any, now of record in the Tipton County Register’s Office and any lien for any unpaid City or County property taxes. Sale is further subject to all easements of record. Sale is further subject to rights of spouse to dower and courtesy, if any. Interested ties include:

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The right is reserved to adjourn the date 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. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE M. Shawn Cardwell Morton & Germany, PLLC 45 N. Third Street, Suite 201 Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 522-0050 Publication Dates: April 11, April 18, and April 25, 2013

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 19 November 2004, executed by KENNETH GOODMAN to Lenders Title & Escrow, as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Ameritrust Mortgage Company (“AMC”), of record in the Office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, as Book 1175, Page 546; said Trust Deed, debts and obligations having been assigned by AMC to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., by instrument recorded in the aforesaid Register’s office in Book 1542, Page 281, and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Book 1580, Page 472, and the owner of the debt and obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on Thursday, 2 May 2013, commencing at TEN O’CLOCK A.M., at the north door of the Tipton County Courthouse, One Court Square, Covington, Tennessee 38019, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: LOT 3B, ROLLING HILLS LAKE ESTATES, REVISION TO LOTS 3 & 12 SECTION B, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET G, SLIDES 67 AND 103, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RONALD W. STARNES AND WIFE, PATRICIA A. STARNES BY WARRANTY DEED OF RECORD IN BOOK 816, PAGE 957, ON JANUARY 12, 1998, IN THE AFORESAID REGISTER’S OFFICE. LOT 3B, SECTION B, ROLLING HILLS LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET G, SLIDE 103, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT.

Property Charles Covington,

Address: McKee TN

101 Place, 38019

At the time of this publication, 1) the § 35-5-117 notice of the right to foreclose was timely forwarded and 2) a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: April 9, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119-3954 (901) 756-6300 11apr3w


5142 HIGHWAY 14 S BRIGHTON, TN 38011 May 6, 2013 8:30 a.m.

The following vehicle will be sold at aucton to the highest bidder: 2002 Ford VIN# 1FTYR44U62TA56879


This ad ran previously on March 28, 2013 with the wrong VIN #

D&S Cycles 4440 Hwy 59 W Covington, TN 38019 The following vehicle will be sold on April 8, 2013 to satisfy storage and liens. (1) 1971 VW VIN# 1112646811

To all persons claiming an interest in: 1991 20’ Bayliner BJYB08CPL091 will apply to SCDNR for title on watercraft/outboard motor. If you have any claim to the watercraft/outboard motor, contact SCDNR at (803) 734-3858. Upon thirty days after the date of the last advertisement if no claim of interest is made and the watercraft/outboard motor has not been reported stolen, SCDNR shall issue clear title. Case No: 20121009951110 11apr4w

REQUEST FOR TITLE Request for title is being made on a 1995 GMS Sierra Pickup Truck – regular cab, short bed. VIN# 1G53D14H5SZ526596 Anyone holding an interest in this vehicle please notify Kevin Smalley 6436 Holly Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 By certified mail within 10 days of this publication. 18apr1w

REQUEST FOR TITLE Request for title is being made on a 1989 Range Rover VIN# SALHV1240KA391974 Anyone holding an interest in this vehicle please notify Sam Simmons PO Box 770312 Memphis, TN 38177 By certified mail within 10 days of this publication. 18apr1w

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FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made by failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a certain Deed of Trust dated October 29, 1998, executed by Mickey Forrester and Paula Forrester, recorded in Book 845, Page 81, Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, and wherein the said Mickey Forrester and Paula Forrester conveyed the property therein described to First American Title Insurance Co., Trustee, to secure the indebtedness therein described, and the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust and note, and payment not having been made as demanded; and the undersigned, Joel E. Jordan, of 3326 Aspen Grove Drive #604, Franklin, Tennessee 37067, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in the place and stead of First American Title Insurance Co., Trustee, said appointment being set forth in the Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, notice is hereby given that I, Joel E. Jordan, Substitute Trustee, having been requested so to do by the lawful owner of said indebtedness, will on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 12:00 Noon at the North corner of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, free from equity of redemption, homestead and dower, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, the following described real estate in Tipton County, Tennessee: Lot 30 Detroit Estates Section D as recorded at Plat Cabinet D, Slide 148 of the Tipton County Register’s Office to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. This conveyance is made subject to building lines and easements as recorded at Plat Cabinet D, Slide 148 of the said Register’s Office. Being the same property conveyed to Mickey Forrester and Paula Forrester, Husband and Wife, tenants by the entireties by Warranty Deed from Munford Development Company dated October 29, 1998 and recorded in Record Book 845, Page 79, Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Included in this conveyance is a 1998 Fleetwood mobile home, Serial #TNFLV27AB16936SR12. This is improved property known as Lot 30 Detroit Rd, Burlison, Tennessee 38015. The 2012 taxes are currently due and payable. Said sale is subject to any and all unpaid taxes and any other prior claims, liens, easements, set back lines and restrictions. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. THE NOTICE OF RIGHT TO FORECLOSE HAS BEEN SENT AS REQUIRED BY T.C.A. §35-5-117. JOEL E. JORDAN Substitute Trustee STELTEMEIER & WESTBROOK, PLLC 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, #604 Franklin, Tennessee 37067 Insertion Dates: April 18, April 25 and May 2, 2013

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by that certain Real Estate Deed of Trust for Tennessee executed on March 27, 2007, by Nakai Bozeman, an unmarried person to Mary Ruth Tackett, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee in Book 1332, Page 729-735, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed(s) of Trust is the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”); and WHEREAS, USDA, the current owner and holder of said Deed(s) of Trust appointed Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed(s) of Trust;

and NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, commencing at 10:00 am at the north door of the Tipton County Courthouse Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder either for cash or 10 per cent of the high bid price as a non-refundable deposit with balance due within ten (10) days of sale, (and if such balance goes unpaid, USDA will retain the deposit and re-foreclose) the following described property lying and being in the 5th Civil District in Tipton County, Tennessee to wit: Lot 30, Countryview Subdivision, Section B, as shown on plat or record in Plat Cabinet B, Slide 174, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Map 126P, Gp. A, Parc. 1 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3083 Wilkinsville Rd Drummonds TN 38023 CURRENT OWNERS: Nakai Bozeman Being the same property conveyed by Bobby Mullen and Alan G. Turner to Nakai Bozeman by deed of record in Deed Book 1332, Page 727, in the said Register’s Office. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed(s) 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. Publication Dates: 04/18/13, 04/25/13 and 05/02/13 Arlisa Armstrong Substitute Trustee 85 G Stonebrook Place Jackson TN 38305 http//

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3118 Estate of Gladys Evins, deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 9 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Gladys Evins who died March 9, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the abovenamed Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Donna Billings Ronnie Evins Co-Executors

vs. No. 30424 Joshua Brothers, Defendant. Order of Publication It appearing from the sworn Complaint For Absolute Divorce,that the whereabouts of the Defendant, Joshua Brothers, are unknown and can’t be ascertained upon diligent inquiry. It is therefore ordered that Defendant, Joshua Brothers, make his appearance at the Chancery of Tipton County at Covington, Tennessee, 1801 South College, Covington, Tennessee on 13 day of May 2013, and answer Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Absolute Divorce or same will be take as confessed as to Defendant and this cause proceeded with ex parte, and that a copy of this order be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in The Leader, a newspaper published in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee. This 28th day of March, 2013. Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 28mar4wp

(2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death.

Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3118 Estate of Beverly Tillman Lewis, deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 8 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Beverly Tillman Lewis who died April 22, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be barred:

All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.

(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Sandra Tillman Cochran Administratrix Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 18apr2wp


WENDY KAY ELLIOTT HOPPER, Plaintiff, Vs. No. 30,303 CRISPIN JEROME HOPPER Defendant. NOTICE OF PUBLICATION IN THIS CAUSE, it appearing from the Complaint for Divorce, which is sworn to, that the resident and whereabouts of Crispin Jerome Hopper, cannot be ascertained upon diligent search and inquiry. It is ordered that said Crispin Jerome Hopper file and Answer in the Chancery Court of Tipton County at Covington, Tennessee, and with Plaintiff’s attorney, Jeffery L. Stimpson, P. O. Drawer H, Munford, Tennessee 38058 on or before Monday, June 10, 2013, or Judgment by Default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive weeks in The Leader, a newspaper published in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee. This 18th day of April, 2013. Virginia Gray Clerk Approved: The Law Office of Jeffery L. Stimpson, P.C.

Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 18apr2wp


Melissa Smith, Plaintiff,

(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or


By: Jeffery L. Stimpson #11699 Attorney for the Plaintiff P.O. Drawer H 1512 Munford Avenue Munford, Tennessee (901) 837-0108

In The Chancery Court Of Tipton County, Tennessee

April 4 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Charlotte Ross McGowan who died March 04, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be barred:

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3115 Estate of Charlotte Ross McGowan, deceased Notice is hereby given that on

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3113 Estate of Mary Sue Blalack, deceased Notice is hereby given that on March 26 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Mary Sue Blalack who died March 04, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death.

Wayne G McGoan III Charlotte McGowan McCraw Co-Executors Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 11apr2wp

All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Joe Swaim Executor

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3114 Estate of Richard Lee Adkins, deceased Notice is hereby given that on March 28 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Richard Lee Adkins who died January 16, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Roger Kerry Foster Administrator CTA Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 11apr2wp

Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 11apr2wp

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on June 21, 2010, by Earsel E. Mason and Barbara J. Mason to Fidelity National Title, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as sole nominee for Birmingham Bancorp Mortgage Corporation and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Book 1481, Page 167; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC and WHEREAS, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested

in it, will on Thursday, May 9, 2013, commencing at 10:00 am at the North Door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: Tax Id Number(s): 113-008.02 Land Situated in the County of Tipton in the State of TN Lying and being in the 6th Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee, and thus described: Beginning at a point in the Northern margin of the PerryCampground Gravel Road, said point being at the intersection with the North line of the 15-1/2 acre Sidney Armstrong Tract of which this survey is a part, said point being West a distance of 31.80 feet from the original Northeast corner of said 15-1/2 acre tract; runs thence Southwesterly direction following the curve thereof along the Northern margin of the Perry-Campground Road a distance of 350 feet, more or less, with a chord bearing South 64 deg. 30 min. west a distance of 338.19 feet to a point; runs thence North 10 deg. East a distance of 245.34 feet to a point; runs thence South 70 deg. East a distance of 279.42 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre, more or less. Being the same property conveyed to EARSEL E. MASON and BARBARA J. MASON, husband and wife by deed dated March 31, 1992 of record in Deed Book 678, Page 69, in the County Clerk’s Office. Commonly known as 3889 Campground Road, Munford, TN 38058 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3889 Campground Rd, Munford, TN 38058 CURRENT OWNER(S): Earsel E. Mason and Barbara J. Mason T he sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Tipton County For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-11433(c)(1). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Suite 700- MC- 7 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 404-417-4040 File No.: 1482113 Web Site: Insertion Dates: 04/18/2013, 04/25/2013, 05/02/2013

NOTICE TO BIDDERS The City of Covington Public Works / Utilities Department are seeking bids for the annual supply of the following categories of items: Category:

Bid Opening Date:


Chemicals for the WTP / WWTP

Thursday May 16, 2013


Maintenance Inventory

Thursday May 16, 2013


Gas, Water, Sewer Inventory

Thursday May 16, 2013


Road Materials

Thursday May 16, 2013


Concrete Placement & Finishing

Thursday May 16, 2013


Pit-Run Mineral Aggregate

Thursday May 16, 2013


Rock Picked-up By City

Thursday May 16, 2013


Rock Delivered to E. Ripley ST

Thursday May 16, 2013


Cold Mix

Thursday May 16, 2013


The period of supply will be from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014. Please call Robert Simpson for specific information about each category at (901) 4767191. Bids will be accepted until the Scheduled Bid Opening Date at which time bids will be opened publicly. Bid envelopes shall be sealed and conspicuously marked on the outside “Sealed Bid: Annual Supply (category for which you are bidding)” to avoid premature opening. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive the bidding formalities in the best interest of the City. 4apr2w

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rey Burks, Adan Espinoza , Sarah Hart, Logan Hawkins, Floyd Morton, Ireland Roach, Tyler White, Hannah Bauldauf, Spencer , Cartwright, Hannah Colling, Leigh Kapcio, Christopher loney, Brittney McGehee Joshua Hanrahan, Ashley Merritt, Gauge Nesbitt, Mac Brown, Ta’ Juan Brown, Davina Grace Dewitt, Bre’Anna Jackson, Landon lemons, Nicole Scarbrough, Rebekah Blazer, TeAnna Johnson,Sara Pangburn, Jack Simpson, Lucas Spitzbart, Zach Young, Ted Frost, Michael Sherer, Tayvan Harris, Zach Dickinson, Erin McKeel, Marcellus Winfrey , Sam Wright, Grace Bell , DeRobert Currie, Kenlee Dunn, Lance West , Raven Russell, Enrique Toliver Eighth Grade Gold Alyssa Hunt, Madison Bowles, Zoe Brookover, Desiree Dyson, Chase Guyton, Aubree Jones, Morgan Leek, Emma Kate Wade, Allyson Young,Gianna DeLuco, Jerimiah Dicks, Michelle Mellard, Marissa Moss, Andrea Murphy,Jasmine Crabb, Catherine Fletcher, Chevela Lightfoot, Lila Lumpkin, Haley rider, Holley Stewart, Whitney Waits- Easley, Moses York, Sarah Clark, Kaylynn lyles, Abi Martin Silver Jacob Onedera, Katy Williams, Dawson Carver, Garrett Dawson, Cami Holland, Emily Kaesberg, Brandon Ward, Katie Roe, Kirsten Rettig, Abby Mallery, Hunter Magno, Leo Garcia, Amber Fowler, Tyler Cooper, Tiffany Carter, Will Coley,Rylee Mathis, Sophie Murphy, Makayla Rose, Lauren Smith, Mckenzie Dunn, Taylor Lane, Macy Mills, Michaela Putnam, Ross Ray, Tiffany Bryan, Haylee Carlew, Austin Gleason, Alex Golden , Melissa Lynch, Brandon Maglothin, Matthew Smith, Hannah Baxley, Mac Cigalotti, Andi Jo Heustis, Lindsay Kilgore, Grace Mahoney, Abby Mallery, Cade Carpenter, Tiffany Ragsdell, Katie Scott , Anna Akins, Cameron DeBlois, Tamera Dowell, Mateo Garza, Cody Gough, Tanner McCoy, Matthew Nelson , John Turner, Zac, Wagner, Blake Armour, Carley Hale, Kenzie Hubbard, Ethan Scott, Nathan Smith, Nolan combs, Lynsey Webb, Alexa Smith

Bid Announcement The City of Covington will be accepting bids for Medical Insurance. All bids must be presented in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside “Health Insurance Bid” to prevent premature opening. The bids may be delivered by mail or in person. Please address to City of Covington 200 W. Washington Ave. 38019 Attn: Personnel. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on May 2nd at which time they will be opened. Any questions concerning the bid may be obtained by contacting the Personnel/ Purchasing Department at (901) 476-9613. The City of Covington reserves the right to accept and/or reject any or all or any portion of any bid and to waive any informality in the bid process. David Gordon, Mayor 18apr1w

Town of Atoka Board of Zoning Appeals Notice of Public Hearing Pursuant to the Town of Atoka Charter and Zoning Regulations, the Town does hereby give public notice of a hearing to be held by the Atoka Board of Zoning Appeals at 6:30 pm on Tuesday the 7th day of May, 2013. The Board of Zoning Appeals will be hearing a variance request involving the property located at 112 South Oleta Ave in Atoka. A copy of the request may be viewed at Town Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.


First Utility District of Tipton County Covington, Tennessee Pursuant to Tennessee code Annotated 7-82-401, the following information given below with respect to the First Utility District on December 31, 2012.

Financial Condition Assets Utility plant in service....................................................................................$8,714,722 Current assets.................................................................................................$5,548,148 Other assets.......................................................................................................$411,939 Total assets...................................................................................................$11,674,809 Liabilities & Net assets Bonds payable................................................................................................$3,572,714 Other liabilities..................................................................................................$244,684 Net assets.......................................................................................................$7,857,411 Other liabilities & Net assets.......................................................................$11,674,804 Earnings for Year Change in net assets for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $190,780 Water Rates Water rates are as follows: First 2,000 gallons.................................................................................................$10.00 Next 2,000 gallons..................................................................... $3.75 per 1,000 gallons All over 4,000 gallons................................................................ $5.50 per 1,000 gallons Method used to arrive at rate Cost plus provisions of Tennessee Code 7-82-403 Conventions and Training.....................................................................................$5,754

Bronze Mayleigh McDivitt, Rylee Carver, Sydney Cottingham, Gabe McDermott, Anna Bennett Perfect Attendance Johnathan Brumfield, Katy Williams, Lilly Alsbrook, Jacob Bolden, Jashell Fears, Dilyn Flanagan, Matt Hunt, Tyler Cooper, Leo Garcia ,Nick Brumley, Kenton Russell, Grant Hunter, Tony Nathaniel, Rylee Carver, Braxton Middlebrooks, Ross Ray , Ethan Bell, Andrea Murphy, Andi Jo Heustis, Caleb Hutchison, Blaine Jones, Lindsay Kilgore, Abby Mallery, Lindsey Morrissette, Quintavia Rudd, Jacob Baker, Timothy Hubbard, David Brandt, Cade Carpenter, Alex Malone, Kendal Mclillie, Bradley poole, Destiny Robinson, Brianna Bell, Jamie Delaney , John Millican, Terrance Roach, Nathan Smith , Moses York, Brooklyn Bolin, Hunter Elam, Kenzie Hubbard, Sean Pigg COVINGTON ELECTRIC SYSTEM RETAIL RATES EFFECTIVE MAY 2013 Residential Customer (Net) 10.11 Class 22 All kWh 0.08493 GSA1 Class 40

Customer Charge All kWh

30.00 0.09613

GSA2 Class 50

Customer Charge 1st 15,000 kWh Additional kWh kW, 51-1,000

100.00 0.09613 0.05809 11.61

GSA3 Customer Charge Class 54, 55, 59 All kWh kW, 0-1,000 kW, 1,001-2,500 kW, 2,501-5,000

225.00 0.06243 10.59 10.56 10.86

COVINGTON ELECTRIC SYSTEM OUTDOOR LIGHTING RATES EFFECTIVE MAY 2013 CSA Code kWh/Mo kWh Cost Fac. Chg. 01 POLE AA 175 MV 70 $ 4.31 $ 4.80 AC 400 MV 155 $ 9.54 $ 8.51 BK 100 HPS 42 $ 2.59 $ 5.94 BL 150 HPS 63 $ 3.88 $ 6.04 BN 250 HPS 105 $ 6.46 $ 8.38 BO 400 HPS 165 $ 10.16 $ 8.92 E2 100 MH 36 $ 2.22 $ 10.05 CC 400 MH/HOP 161 $ 9.91 $ 10.40 CD 400 MH/ARM 161 $ 9.91 $ 11.40 EB 1000 MH/ARM 402 $ 24.75 $ 13.40 Energy Charge = Pole Rental = SECTION 00012

Total/Mo. $ 3.00 $ 9.11 $ 18.05 $ 8.53 $ 9.92 $ 14.84 $ 19.08 $ 12.27 $ 20.31 $ 21.31 $ 38.15

$ 0.06156 per kWh $ 3.00 per month ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids for the Erosion Control and Bank Stabilization at Project No. TN041-01, will be received by The Covington Housing Authority, 1701 Shoaf St., Covington, TN 38019 on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. , and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The estimated construction cost of the project is between $30,000 and $35,000. The Information for Bidders, Bid Form, Form of Contract, Drawings, Specification, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined at the following locations: Ledford Engineering and Planning, LLC; The Covington Housing Authority; the West Tennessee Plan Room in Jackson, Tennessee. McGraw Hill Dodge Corporation, Builders Exchange in Memphis, the Tennessee Office of Minority Business Enterprise, located in Nashville, TN and RCD Document Processing. In order to be a qualified bidder, Bidding documents must be obtained from Janice Campbell at the office of Ledford Engineering and Planning, LLC, 5567 Commander Drive, Suite 105, Arlington, TN 38002, (901) 867-5220. A deposit of $200.00 is required from prime bidders for one set of Bidding Documents. Prime bidders tendering a bonafide bid, except the successful Contractor, will be refunded their full deposit upon return of the Bidding Documents in good condition within 14 days after bid opening. Prime bidders not tendering a bonafide bid will be refunded $100.00 upon return of the Bidding Documents. ALL BID DEPOSIT CHECKS OR DRAFTS SHALL BE MADE PAYABLE TO LEDFORD ENGINEERING AND PLANNING LLC. Extra sets of Bidding Documents will be furnished to prime bidders for a deposit of $200.00, one-half, $100.00 of which will be refunded if the bidding instruments are returned within 14 days after bid opening. Make check payable to Ledford Engineering and Planning LLC. A deposit of $200.00 is required from subcontractors and materials suppliers for each set of Bidding Documents. Subcontractors and materials suppliers will be refunded $200.00 of their deposit upon return of the Bidding Documents in good condition within 14 days after bid opening. Partial sets will not be issued. Make check payable to Ledford Engineering and Planning LLC. All bidders must be licensed Contractors as required by the contractors Licensing Act of 1976 (TCA Title 62, chapter 6) of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. No bid will be opened unless the outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid provides the following information: 1. The Contractor’s license number, the date of the license’s expiration, and a quotation of that part of his classification applying to the bid. 2. The license number, expiration date thereof, and license classification of the subcontractor applying to the Bid Form for electrical, plumbing or heating, ventilation or air conditioning in excess of $25,000. If the subcontract does not exceed $25,000 for the above mentioned categories, the general contractor must certify to this effect, in writing, on the outside of the bid envelope. In the case joint ventures, this information must be provided by each party submitting the bid. Each bidder must deposit with his bid security in the amount of 5 percent of the bid. Bid Bonds and Performance and Payment Bonds must be secured by a guaranty or surety company listed in the latest issue of U.S. Treasury Circular 570 and shall be within the maximum amount specified for such company in said Circular 570. The “Bid Bond” and the “Performance and Payment Bond” must be issued by a surety company authorized to do business in the state where the project is located, and must be listed in U.S. Treasury Circular No. 570. Attention is called to the fact that the minimum salaries and wages set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project. The Contract will be subject to the “Section 3” Clause, see Document 00715 - General condition, Article 40, calling for utilization of low-income businesses and individuals from the project area where feasible. Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order Nos. 11246 and 11375, which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must comply with Title VI of the civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act, and the contract Work Hour Standard Act. Bidders must certify that they do not, and will not, maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on a basis of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin. Attention is called to the goals and timetables for minority and female participation. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding. No Bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Attention is called to the fact that The Covington Housing Authority is not an Indian Housing Authority. WALK THROUGH AND PREBID CONFERENCE A Prebid Conference at the CHA Office, 1701 Shoaf, will be held for the purpose of answering questions Bidders may have and to consider any suggestions they may wish to make concerning the project at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Immediately following the Prebid Conference, a walk through of the project will be held by the Owner. All contractors are strongly recommended to attend this walk through and Prebid Conference. The Covington Housing Authority By: Mrs. Christi Billings Executive Director 18apr2w

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Former Covington High School standout C.J. Browder took a circuitous route to the University of South Carolina-Beaufort softball team. Now that she’s at the NAIA softball power, she’s making a name for herself. After graduating from Covington in 2010, she signed with Union University before moving on to Northwest Florida State in 2012. Last August she enrolled at South Carolina Beaufort and has been a huge reason why her team was 33-3 and ranked among the top teams in the nation in NAIA. Through Monday,

C.J. Browder is having an impressive year at South CarolinaBeaufort. Courtesy photo

Browder was hitting .469 with 15 home runs and 57 RBIs. She was recently named the Sun Conference’s Player of the Week for the fourth time this season after going 5 for 15 with three home runs and seven RBIs.

No other player has earned the award more than once. USCB head coach Ty Rietkovich recruited her to Beaufort after hearing about, but not seeing, her skills. “She had a reputation for being exactly what

you see here,” Rietkovich said. “The word I got on her has come true. She’s a good player and she fits in well. She’s provided some pop and defensively she’s been a cornerstone for us on the infield.” With several games still to play, Browder, who plays shortstop, has already set career highs in home runs and RBIs. Browder says there are a lot of differences between high school and college softball. “It’s like night and day,” Browder said. “I think the biggest difference is the intensity and the detail. In high school you knew of your opponent and their record and you showed up to play on that day. The difference

in college is you know every detail about your opponent down to how they tie their shoes.” Browder had plenty of success at Covington. Her senior year she helped Covington advance all the way to the Class AA state title game. She still remembers all the coaches who helped her along the way. “Every coach I had from when I was four all the way to coach (Martha) Lawler at CHS all had something great to offer that helped me through my journey to where I’m at now,” Browder said. “I am thankful for every single one of them and all their time and effort they

put in … Being apart of a quality high school team like CHS helped me better adjust to all the demands of college.” Browder doesn’t make it back home very often, but she knows her friends and family in Tipton County are behind her. “I don’t actually get to come home a lot at all but I know when I do, or if I ever need something from any of my friends or old teammates, I know they would be there, just like I would be for them,” Browder said. “That’s something we always had at CHS is family. You’ll never forget your teammates. Once a Charger, always a Charger.”

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