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TODAY, WE REMEMBER To date, Tipton County has lost more than 410 sons to various wars, from the Indian Wars to the World Wars and Vietnam. Today, we remember these men – the two lost in the Mexican War and the Spanish-American War, 267 killed during the Civil War, 52 killed during World War I, 65 killed during World War II, eight killed in Korea and 16 killed in Vietnam – and their brothers and sisters in arms who've fought for our country. We honor their sacrifices and we thank their families for the roles they've played and the loved ones they've lost in the name of freedom.
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Lady Cougars win state tourney opener By jEFF IRELAND firstname.lastname@example.org Murfreesboro - Just before the bottom of the seventh inning started Wednesday afternoon in Munford's Class AAA State Softball Tournament opening game against Seymour, Lady Cougar head coach Glenn Goulder was nervous about his team's 1-0 lead. “It's hard to make one run stand up,” Goulder said to his assistant coaches. It turned out Goulder had nothing to worry about. Senior Tara Comer retired the first two batters of the inning. The third batter, Kaitlin Atkins, singled to left, breaking up Comer's no-hitter. But Comer got Reid Ballard to ground out to Munford shortstop Maddison Welch to end the game, finishing off a dominant performance and giving Munford 1-0 win. The Lady Cougars advanced to play Dickson County in round two Wednesday night. “I'm feeling really good,” said Comer, who struck out three and walked two. “I'm proud of my team. My defense really came through today.” Munford (35-9) managed just one hit off
Seymour pitcher Carly Lewis, but it was all they needed. Freshman Sam Scott made the most of her first state tournament at-bat when she crushed a homer to left field. Lewis retired the next 19 batters, but took the loss. “It was crazy,” Scott said about the homer, her third of the season. “I was just like, 'Get far.' When I saw it go out, I was ecstatic. I was really happy. I've heard that pitcher was a good pitcher, so getting that hit was a big deal.” The win was Munford's second in three state tournament appearances. “The young lady we faced was a tremendous pitcher,” Goulder said. “She had a 0.24 ERA and 299 strikeouts this year. But we played really strong defense behind Tara. Tara threw a great game. Matched her pitch for pitch … And of course the homer by Sam Scott was tremendous. That was the difference in the ball game.” Seymour (41-7) advanced a runner to second just once when runners reached second and third with two outs in the second inning, but a ground out ended the inning. In the fourth, Comer caught a line drive and doubled off the runner at first to end another threat.
Lady Cougars Sam Scott, left, and Tara Comer celebrate after a 1-0 win over Seymour Wednesday in the first round of the state tournament. Scott homered and Comer pitched a one-hitter to lead the way. Photo by Jeff Ireland
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Bombardier presumed dead in WWII By ECHO DAY firstname.lastname@example.org Like so many families of soldiers from World War II, George Pinner doesn't exactly know what happened to his uncle in 1943. "He was a bombardier," Pinner said of his father's brother, the man for whom he was named. "His plane disappeared during a mission." First Lieutenant George A. Pinner, a native of Covington, enlisted in the Air Force on Dec. 10, 1941, at age 26, at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. His enlistment period was for the duration of the war, but he'd never live to see its end. Pinner was a member of the 93rd Bombardment Group, 409th Bombardment Squadron, based at Hardwick Airdrome, Norfolk, England. He was part of the Night Raider flight crew, a crew responsible for raids over Germany. One such raid, a raid in which Pinner and the rest of the 10-member crew narrowly escaped death, was detailed in an
issue of Liberty magazine in June 1943. Pinner didn't live to see that, either. Or so it is believed. The story in Liberty details the dramatic events of a raid conducted during the spring of 1943. During the flight, two crew members lost consciousness, one trying to save the first. The plane became handicapped after losing an engine, supercharger and the radio. And then, 20 German fighter planes arrived and the Night Raider was engaged in an attack for 40 minutes, the magazine reported. The tail-turret guns had frozen, hydraulic fluid was spewing, the radio operator lost an arm and a parachute was on fire. The crew lived to tell that tale, but they didn't live much longer. According to missing air crew reports declassified in 1973, the crew went missing over the English Channel during another raid on April 16, 1943. The narrative states after bombing in Brost, France, the plane's left rudder was shot off and
the No. 2 engine was in flames. The aircraft was disabled and forced out of formation. It was reportedly escorted out to a point that was 20 miles north of Brittany, France and 20 miles northwest of the September Islands while losing altitude, and the crew was initially thought to have survived after ditching the Night Raider. But Pinner – along with Capt. Beattie H. Fleenor, 1st Lt. James R. Hardin, 1st Lt. James J. Leary, Tech Sgt. Arch N. Crump, Staff Sgt. Richard L. Guess, Staff Sgt. Stephen L. Hegedus, Staff Sgt. T.J. Kilmer, Staff Sgt. Ronald L. Nelson and Staff Sgt. James V. Roberts – was never heard from again. An eyewitness stated he saw the crew rowing rubber boats and as-
sumed they'd made it to the coast of Brittany, but that report was never corroborated. They were never reported to be prisoners of war, internees or escapees, the report states, nor have their names ever been found in indexed translations of captured German documents. Additionally, the military could not positively identify any unknown deceased serviceman found on French shore as a member of the crew. "The only logical conclusion which can be drawn concerning their fate is that the entire crew drowned when their plane crashed in the English Channel," the investigator determined. They were officially presumed dead on April 17, 1944, one year after their disappearance. "We just don't really know what happened to him," said the lost airman's namesake. Prior to joining the service, 1st Lt. Pinner was the foreman of an amusement service, his enlistment records indicate. He had completed two years of college and had not yet married.
Drummonds man killed in accident By ECHO DAY email@example.com A Drummonds man died in a collision with a tree over the weekend, the Tennessee Department of Safety confirmed. Barry G. Belk Jr., 25, was killed when the 2007 Chevrolet pickup he was driving hit a tree. An investigation conducted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports Beck was traveling east on Hwy. 59 West, one mile west of Glen Springs Road, when he left the right side of the roadway while in a curve. The THP said Belk overcorrected, traveling counterclockwise across the roadway before leaving the left side of the road, overturning and having a front-end collision with a
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tree. The report indicates the vehicle overturned again and impacted the tree again, this time with the left center of the truck. It came to a rest overturned
against the tree, facing west. Belk died at the scene. The THP believes speed to be a factor in the accident. Belk was a 2006 graduate of Munford High School and an employee of Poplar Grove Utility. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his parents, Barry and Teresa Belk; sisters Audrey Armstrong and Lexie Belk; grandparents Ruby and Ray Young and Betty Belk; uncles Bootsie Belk, Bobby Belk, Jerry Young and Jeff Young; niece Madilyn Armstrong; and six cousins. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Munford Funeral Home.
Adding to its fleet, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office recently received a donation of an armored vehicle, a first for the department. “We had been working on locating an armored vehicle for years, but there were just none available,” said Sheriff Pancho Chumley. The sheriff said the vehicle will be used by the S.W.A.T. team for high-risk arrests and operations to make them as safe as possible for deputies and allow them to respond effectively. The vehicle was donated by Don Baskin Truck Sales. “I wanted to provide a tool for the sheriff’s office to fight the war against drugs in Tipton County,” Baskin said. “It was a long process in locating the type of vehicle, which is heavily regulated due to its special features. Armored vehicles are normally destroyed once they are taken out of service.” Completely bulletproof, including its tires, the vehicle also features one-inch thick front windows. The vehicle was originally blue and white and was painted black. The S.W.A.T. team will be adding features to the interior and exterior to aid in the safe response in numerous tactical responses and applications. The vehicle will serve not only to transport the S.W.A.T. team, but offer a safe location for negotiators while resolving crisis situations, Chumley said. “The sheriff’s office has been fortunate over the past six years that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has been able to respond in these situations when needed with specialized equipment,” he said. “This vehicle will allow the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office to respond quicker and be safer at the same time.” Chumley said the vehicle is another resource the department can use to help fight crime in the county and assist neighboring community in times of need. “This is just one more example of individuals in the community who find a need at the sheriff’s office that we can’t justify purchasing with our limited funds who take the initiative and makes it happen,” he said. “We will be better equipped now to respond to these dangerous situations and operations our deputies face.”
Grandfather, grandson injured in double stabbing By ECHO DAY firstname.lastname@example.org A grandfather and grandson were injured in a double stabbing incident Monday night, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office reported. At approximately 6:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Kelly Circle in the Millington area of Tipton County after reports that multiple people were stabbed during a domestic dispute. Those injured were Leslie Goodman, 54, and his 15-year-old grandson. Goodman was airlifted to the MED with multiple stab wounds. His grandson was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton and later airlifted to the MED. Both remain hospitalized in stable condition. The investigation is currently ongoing. No charges have yet been filed in the case.
Q&A WITH L.C. BIERMAN
Thursday, May 23, 2013 • THE LEADER • A3 L.C. BIERMAN Age: 83 Family: Married for 62 years to Bernadine; three children: Paul, Rebecca and Peter Education: Centralia (Ill.) Township High School 1948, Illinois College, Southern Illinois University, Southern College of Optometry Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck Favorite musical type of music: country/western and classical Favorite beverage: Dr. Pepper Favorite food: catfish Favorite reading material: National Geographic Favorite movie: anything with John Wayne Favorite TV shows: "Gunsmoke” and "Bonanza"
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This week we are continuing a feature called Q&A. Through this feature we hope to help you get to know your neighbors, government officials and others in the community. Today we feature L.C. Bierman, a long time optometrist in Covington who retired in 1999. He served six years as a Covington alderman, was on the Tipton County Election Commission for 17 years and served as chairman of the Tipton County Republican Party. He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Covington. Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up and why? A: I had a cousin who was a dentist. As a small boy I wanted to be dentist. When I was going to Southern Illinois I talked to the dentist there and he said, "Why don't you be an optometrist?" So, he introduced me to the optometrist, we talked about it and I decided I would rather do that. Q: What person had
the biggest influence on you growing up and why? A: That would be my father. He believed in being true to this word. His word was his bond, as he said. If he told you something, you could write it down. He never cheated anybody that I know of. If you cheated him, he said shame on you the first time. Shame on me the second time. Q: What do you like to do in your spare time? A: When I was younger I liked to hunt quail
and fish. We did a lot of camping, which I enjoyed ... I love gardening. Q: Do you ever miss working with patients? A: I miss the people, but I don't miss the six o'clock alarm. After you get older, it gets more like work. As a young man, I enjoyed working. As you get older it gets pretty tedious. – Jeff Ireland
Sheriff's office makes drug, weapons arrests By ECHO DAY email@example.com Two arrests involving drugs and weapons were recently made. On May 14, a search warrant was executed at 7673 Richardson Landing Road in Drummonds. An undercover investigation revealed drugs were being sold from the residence. During the search warrant, Marchello Karlandro Gossett, 31, was found to be in possession of crack cocaine, marijuana, multiple bottles of liquid codeine and two handguns. Additionally, scales, which are commonly associated with the distribution and sale of marijuana and cocaine, were found. A 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe and $277 were also seized. The handguns – a 9mm Keltec and a 357 revolver – were confirmed to be stolen. The revolver was reported stolen in Memphis and the pistol was reported stolen from Boswell Road in Tipton County. Gossett is a convicted felon currently on probation. Gossett was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II with the intent to sell, possession of schedule III, possession of schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of theft of property.
He’s currently free on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 23. During the execution of the search warrant, a child who lives at the residence arrived home from school on the bus. The Department of Children’s Services was notified to confirm placement with a family member. More drugs and handguns were recovered during a traffic stop on May 17. Early that morning, a deputy observed a Ford Explorer drifting back and forth across the center line of the roadway, traveling at a slow rate of speed. The driver, Cordarrell Montez Byars, 21, of Mason, was pulled over and the deputy found marijuana scattered in his lap. Additionally, there were two handguns, 20 small bags of marijuana and a separate larger bag of marijuana in the console. Along with these items, the Ford Explorer was seized by the sheriff’s office. Byars was charged with possession of schedule VI with intent to sell, possession of a firearm with intent to go armed, possession of a prohibited weapon, driving left of the center line and impeding traffic. He is free on a $10,000 bond and is due in court on June 14.
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Remember the price of freedom
Monday is Memorial Day, a day when we should all take time to honor those in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice since the American Revolution on through the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Most of us who served came home and were able to rejoin family, friends and careers. We had a job to do and simply did it, but there were those who died while doing their duty and deserve a special place of honor from all their countrymen. Debbie and I plan to join co-workers from the VA hospital camping in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming this weekend. I pray that we, veterans ourselves, will stop and take time to remember those who were not able to come home to enjoy such an outing. Our memorial should be more than cooking burgers under the American flag mounted on our campers. I’m afraid too many Americans, myself included, take for granted the price paid for our freedom and liberty. We whine when we should be celebrating our blessings. Don’t get me wrong, there is a right time and place to speak out on the important issues of the day, but what we often whine about is just plain petty. The checkout line took too long. My boss made me work. The teacher gave me an assignment to complete at home. My clothes are out of style. That person looked at me wrong. I had to pay full price for my bananas because I forgot my discount card. As you whine about the petty, remember the price of freedom. Most people have at least J IM HARDIN one complaint about government, but only half of us vote during a presidential election year and often barely 10 percent for county or local elections. As disinterest, apathy or just a busy life becomes your excuse not to vote, remember the price of freedom paid by those who fought to give you the right to vote. As a veteran, when you’re exhausting countless hours trying to prove a service connection for the arthritis setting into your aging limbs, or waiting in line to renew your retired military ID, remember the price of freedom paid by those who never returned to face such inconveniences. When your pastor or deacon steps on your toes trying to hold you accountable for your actions, when you wife or husband reminds you of the commitments you have made and not met, when your child makes it clear how much you have ignored their need to feel loved, remember the price of freedom, get down on your knees and ask God’s forgiveness for your neglect, then stand up and do what is right. As you enter the VA hospital where I work in Sheridan, Wyo., you are greeted by a sign that says “The price of freedom is visible here”. When I see a national cemetery where many were interred after dying in the service of their country, I see an even greater price paid for our freedom. I pray we never forget just how much freedom cost. Jim Hardin is a sixth-generation Tennessean and former Republican candidate for the District 81 Tennessee State House of Representatives seat. Retired from the Navy, Hardin writes regularly for The Leader.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Stand down and lie First of all, I want to thank The Leader for the opportunity offered to its readers to express opinions. Whether it be a “thank you” to a local group for services rendered or if it is a political point of view, our community owes a debt of gratitude to the staff of The Leader for providing a source to vent – sometimes even 1,300 word essays! I’m not sure where to start venting. It is somewhat a relief to see the mainstream news media finally pick up what Fox has been reporting for months now about lying and cover-up. To better understand the concept of cover up and the necessity to lie let’s go back a way. Supporters of the president maintain loyalty to the commander-in-chief and declare politics to be the agenda of his opponents. Opponents claim “cover up” and demand a congressional investigation. The investigation proved that, indeed, there were lies and a coverup. They found without a doubt there THE LEADER
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Finally the day has come, it’s time for the show Saturday was a special day for a few hundred other kids claimed Rosemark rednecks. If we had be- our special location. First come, haved all week and completed our first served. We tried the balcony chores (jobs) maybe, just maybe a few times, but that didn’t work we could go to the Strand Theater out too well. One thing it seems picture show in Millington and like there would be some lovewatch our favorite cowboys catch birds back in the dark corners all the black hatted crooks. One of the snuggled up, and we didn’t undergrown ups would haul us in a car stand why they spent their money or in the back of a pickup sitting and didn’t watch the show. They on planks. We were dropped off didn’t want to be disturbed either. and told to meet at a special time They were a lot older maybe fouror hoof it back. teen or sixteen and real mean. Once inside the big barn Although, we (to little kids) we had the were lucky, a couple time of our life. The sound of times, the mean of popcorn with the once older boys grabbed yellow kernels bouncing a couple of the kids inside this greasy square by the ankles, and glass filling the overflowdangled them over ing theater with an aroma the iron rail causonly found at a show. ing some screamBy the time drinks were ing. This got everyspilled on the floor with one’s attention, so kids bumping into each we stayed out of the other, and a crowd, the hayloft. The other man that had torn up our problem was when SOUTHERN RAISIN' ticket was fit to be tied. one of us would O TIS GRIFFIN He spent the next two hours jump up and holler, telling everyone to shut up, we would get in the be quiet, and tried to find a reason flickering light, and this would to throw someone out of the the- make the man in the projector ater, which he did occasionally. I room mad, and he’d fence row guess whenever he promoted him- cuss us. We can’t win. All we were self from ticket-taker to now an doing was enjoying the show. He usher; he really got the big head. didn’t see it that way. He won. We constantly watched each other Stumbling down the aisle, guidlike tracking a rabbit. ed by the little lights at the bottom Friends, shuffling down the of the seats, we finally got situated aisles, it’s hard for a bunch of boys and always sat together, no matter to agree on the seating arrange- what. At last we are now ready for ment, but we preferred the middle our entertainment. seats about half way down. But, if The lights would go out, the we didn’t get there early enough, screen would start roaring, the
was a break-in at the Democratic headquarters and President Nixon did, in fact, try to cover up the event by lying to us. Now fast forward to Sept. 11, 2012: our consulate in Benghazi was attacked. The Obama administration was immediately notified. (Remember the famous political ad of Mrs. Clinton: “Who do you want answering the phone at 3 a.m.?”) Absolutely nothing was done to aid our ambassador and those defending our facility. In fact the order to “stand down” was given by someone in the administration yet to be named. My understanding of the term “stand down” means we Americans of 2012, unlike Americans since 1776, are to simply sit by and watch fellow Americans die in spite of their pleas for assistance. We did nothing! We were lied to at that time and for some two weeks the lies continued. President Obama even delivered the lies to the United Nations along with an apology about our first amend-
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curtain would be pulled, and a huge cheer would go up in the audience. We got a preview of all the coming attractions, so you had better prepared since the greatest shows in the world are coming. Neighbor, usually there would be about ten minutes of news. Who cared, we want to see our cowboys. The news consisted of the United States fighting a war, hopefully winning, with everyone celebrating. Sometimes there were sad faces showing all the soldier boys with their back packs on preparing to go to war. With their wives, girlfriends and family waving good bye, we wondered, is all the United States does is fight in wars? We realized later in life, if Uncle Sam ain’t fighting overseas, he’s fighting at home and it’s been that way for over two hundred years. Then we had cartoons for about ten minutes and these usually consisted of Woody Woodpecker, Porky the Pig or Donald Duck. Imitations of the talking through out the audience highlighted the entire cartoon as the usher acts like he has rabies. He drained those flashlight batteries, ’cause he shined and blinked the beam for over two hours. Finally, our cowboys are riding fast and shooting as the audience screams….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.
the cover up which required lying to the American populace. The differences are profound. Nixon was a recognized public servant with enough integrity to resign rather than suffer the nation through an impeachment process; unlike today, professional journalists existed 40 years ago. And, last and most important, when Nixon lied nobody died. Benghazi resulted in deaths of four Americans. Whether it is incompetence, dereliction of duty or mistakes, the cover-up, the lies must not be tolerated. A lie today is the same as a lie 40 years ago and should be treated as such by a zealous press. The present administration needs to understand “real Americans do not stand down. On the contrary, we stand up.” Bill Wallace Covington
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Baker, Verna Jean Born: 11/20/1954 165 Bickford Apt. 2 Memphis, TN 38017 Charge: Fraud
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 Brownsville, TN 38012 Charge: Forgery
Johnson, Quintin Montrell Born: 9/28/1990 139 Williams St. Atoka, TN 38004 Charge: Poss. marijuana with intent to sell
Jones, Jermaine Lee Born: 11/4/1982 4935 Navy Rd. No. 5 Millington, TN 38053 Charge: Poss. sch. II with intent
Kilpatrick, William Joshua Born: 5/28/1960 2944 Campground Rd. Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Agg. assault no injury
King, Teri Renee Born: 11/27/1989 223 Haynie St. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg burglary
Metz, Penny Marie Born: 9/1/1981 32 Dessie Re Dr. Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Mfg., del and sell controlled substance
Barnes, Willie Evan Born: 6/6/1991 1399 Jack Bennett Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 Charge: Felony failure to appear x 2
Nash, Latoria Denise Born: 11/25/1972 439 Peete St. A Coivngton, TN 38019 Charge: Tampering with evidence
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The following persons were booked into the Tipton County MUPD Correctional Facility May 12-18. ▪ Igoe, Tara Lea, 40, simple
▪ Adams, Jeffrey Lamont, 32, viol. sex offender act, May 14, TCSO ▪ Allen, Antwan Lattrell, 22, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 14, TCSO ▪ Alston, Chad Lionel, 25, public intoxication, May 18, CPD ▪ Arave, Aaron Keith, 25, DUI first offense, May 12, TCSO ▪ Baker, Richard Dewayne, 41, expl. of minor by electronic means, May 12, TCSO ▪ Bates, Anthony Thomas, 31, burglary, May 17, TCSO ▪ Blankenship, Gary Herbert, 53, viol. sex offender act, May 14, TCSO ▪ Blevins, Clarence Edward, 20, agg. burglary, agg. assault with injury; May 16, CPD ▪ Byars, Cordarrel Montez, 21, poss. sch. II with intent, poss. prohibited weapon, impeding traffic, driving left of center of roadway, poss. firearm; May 17, TCSO ▪ Campbell, Michael Tyrone, 24, driving on rev/canc./susp. license, use off off road vehicle on highway; May 17, THP ▪ Cash, John Clinton, 32, DUI first offense, consent law; May 12, TCSO ▪ Cason, Tia Liane, 23, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no DL, improper tag display; May 14, TCSO ▪ Cato, Charles Adrian, 23, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, light law, no insurance, driving without DL, failure to change address on DL; May 14, TCSO ▪ Chorley, Stevi Lauren, 22, domestic assault, May 17, TCSO ▪ Cleaves, Kennedy Ray, 49, habitual motor vehicle order, driving on rev./canc./.susp. license, window tint laws, failure to change address on DL; May 13, TCSO ▪ Cobb, Donald Christopher, 38, shoplifting, public intoxication; May 18, APD ▪ Currie, Patrick Travell, 35, DUI first offense,
seatbelt law, open container; May 16, CPD ▪ Daniel, Garrett Grady, 22, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no insurance, improper control; May 12, MPD ▪ Dowell, Sonya, 40, shoplifting, May 14, TCSO ▪ Eatmon, Albert Wayne, 58, public intoxication, May 14, TCSO ▪ Fleetwood, Christopher Lando, 22, DUI first offense, no insurance, driving left of center of roadway; May 12, TCSO ▪ Flowers, Lemichael Deshun, 23, theft under $500, May 14, TCSO ▪ French, Jonathan Michael, 24, domestic assault, May 17, TCSO ▪ Gaines, Shalanda Jennell, 25, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, May 13, APD ▪ Gilliam, Robert Lee, 37, forgery, criminal simulation; May 13, CPD ▪ Gossett, Marchell Okarlandr, 31, poss. firearm/commission dangerous felony, poss. sch. II with intent, poss. sch. VI, poss. drug para; convicted felon in poss. firearm, theft over $500; May 14, TCSO ▪ Green, Emmanuel Stewart, 28, failure to pay child support, May 15, CPD ▪ Gude, Morris Al, 21, criminal trespass, May 14, CPD ▪ Harris, Artez Levir, 18, theft under $500, May 14, TCSO ▪ Henderson, Alishia Vanshia, 23, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, May 13, CPD ▪ Higginbotham, Mindy Michelle, 29, domestic assault, May 16, TCSO ▪ Hill, Lester Edwin, 21, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 15, TCSO ▪ Holland, Kelton Deandre, 23, domestic assault, May 17, TCSO ▪ Holmes, Perry Leon, 46, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 17, TCSO ▪ Hughes, Joshua Lee, 23, DUI second offense, leaving scene of accident,
poss. marijuana, poss. drug para., speeding; May 13, MPD ▪ Jones, Daniel Ray, 27, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 17, TCSO ▪ Jones, Lawrence Terrill, 32, DUI second offense, left of center of roadway; May 12, TCSO ▪ Jones, Travis Marqwell, 32, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 17, TCSO ▪ Kee, Kary Fleming, 38, worthless check, May 15, TCSO ▪ Kirby, Ricky Eugene, 48, poss. drug para., poss. sch. II with intent, poss. of components to man meth; May 16, TCSO ▪ Lamas, Filberto Chavez, 27, poss. sch. II, seat belt law; May 14, TCSO ▪ Lewis, Justin Michael, 23, failure to pay fines, May 13, TCSO ▪ Mason, Cordea Marquez, 26, driving on rev./susp./ canc. license, window tint laws, driving w/o DL; May 13, TCSO ▪ McAlpin, Joshua Paul, 32, domestic assault, May 17, MUPD ▪ McAnulty, Michael Scott, 42, driving on rev/ canc./susp. license, May 15, CPD ▪ McPherson, Ricky Daniel, 28, viol. sex offender act, May 13, TCSO ▪ Merriman, Jennifer Nicole, 30, poss. sch. II, May 17, TCSO ▪ Miller, Otis, 34, public intoxication, May 12, TCSO ▪ Millican, Myra Leigh, 49, disorderly conduct, resisting, public intoxication; May 12, CPD ▪ Northern, Harold Garlon, 32, domestic assault, May 12, CPD ▪ Nugent, David Dewayne, 35, agg. assault with injury, May 18, TCSO ▪ Pannell, Dina Michelle, 40, DUI first offense, implied consent law; May 18, TCSO ▪ Pannell, Douglas Allen, 38, domestic assault, May 18, TCSO ▪ Pierce, Derek Lee, 18, disorderly conduct, May 17, MUPD ▪ Pirtle, Mardricus
Touriandrdo, 30, domestic assault, May 14, CPD ▪ Polk, Pierre Lashaun, 21, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, open container, no seatbelt, speeding; May 17, TCSO ▪ Richardson, Thomas Jason, 34, DUI second offense, May 12, TCSO ▪ Robinson, Donald Adam, 29, domestic assault, May 13, MUPD ▪ Sarr, Jerry Lee, 49, driving left of center of roadway, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license; May 13, TCSO ▪ Scarbrough, Christopher Walter, 25, domestic assault, May 13, TCSO ▪ Shaw, Jeremy William, 20, driving while impaired, May 12, CPD ▪ Smith, John D., 18, domestic assualt, resisting; May 14, CPD ▪ Stanback, Chester Lewis, 44, DUI second offense, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, open container, implied consent law; May 17, MPD ▪ Sullivan, Charles Matthew, 21, domestic assault, May 13, MUPD ▪ Taylor, Dennis Erwin, 24, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, noise violation excessive; May 16, CPD ▪ Thompson, Kelly Elizabeth, 19, agg. burglary, theft over $10,000; May 16, APD ▪ Turner, Rodney Dewayne, 43, failure to maintain control, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, leaving scene of accident; May 16, TCSO ▪ Ware, Jimmy Dewayne, 27, agg. assault, May 14, CPD ▪ Wash, Terrance, 32, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, following too close; May 14, TCSO ▪ Watson, Damon Lamont, 39, agg. assault no injury, fraud use of credit card over $500; May 16, TCSO ▪ Webb, Sharina Antionette, 24, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, May 13, APD ▪ Wilson, Jamie Martez, 20, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, light law, DL required; May 17, TCSO ▪ Young, Michael Landon, 38, failure to pay child support x 2, May 16, 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 Missy Yarbro
October 19, 1969 – May 14, 2013 Missy Yarbro, 43, of Munford, accountant for the Ward Law Firm, passed away on Tuesday, May 14. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 18 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. Missy was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Burlison and was an active participant in the Relay for Life. She is survived by her husband, Wayde Yarbro; four daughters, Martina Gross of Munford, Kana Kent of Memphis, Brandee Hughey of Brighton and Kailee Yarbro of Munford; two sons, Bradley Yarbro and Jeremy Daniels, both of Munford; her father and step-mother, Kenny and Cindy Simmons of Drummonds; her mother and step-father, Susie and Larry Whitehead of Drummonds; two sisters, Rhonda Reid of Dickson and Jennifer Whitehead of Drummonds; two brothers, Bobby Simmons and Duck Whitehead, both of Drummonds and eight grandchildren. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 23, 2013
Mary Jo Davis
Date of Death - May 17, 2013 Mary Jo Davis, 49, passed away on May 17, 2013 at her home in Covington. She was preceded in death by her mother Carolyn Vandergrift. Survivors include her father James “Buddy” Vandergrift, brothers Jimmy Vandergrift (Rebecca) and Greg Vandergrift (Karen), and sister Anita Davis (Mark). She is also survived by her nieces Kelli Sanders, Tracey Blankenship, Brittney Vandergrift and Stephanie Vandergrift; nephews Michael Vandergrift and Austin Vandergrift; great nephew Conner Blankenship and great niece Hadley Vandergrift.
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 requires paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, www.covingtonleader. com May 25 The Dacus Riding Club is hosting a Pony Pull. The gates open at noon and the show is at 2 p.m. There’s a $5 admission and 12 and under are free. Negative coggins are required. May 31 – June 2 Beauty and the Beast takes the stage at the Ruffin Theater. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students 3-17, senior citizens and military with ID. See www.ruffintheater.org for details. June 1 The 13th Annual Ricky Rose Memorial Shoot will be held at 8 a.m. at the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office shooting range. The fee is $20 for individuals. Teams of four will compete. For more info, call 475-3300 or 568-4284. June 3-7 Summer Theater Camp “High School Musical Jr.” will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Covington Integrated Arts Academy. The performance will be June 7. Full scholarships of $125 are available. Auditions are May 18 or 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at CIAA. For more information call Barbara McBride at 4769706 or 237-4006. June 7-9 Beauty and the Beast takes the stage at the Ruffin Theater. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students 3-17, senior citizens and military with ID. See www.ruffintheater.org for details. June 8 The Dacus Riding Club, 9051 Highway 51, Brighton, is hosting the Mischa Anderson Memorial Horse Show at 5 p.m. There will be 22 classes and awards given. Negative coggins are required. A silent auction will be held as well. Proceeds benefit the Systic Fibrosis
Foundation in memory of Anderson. Call Butch Maples at 485-3142 for more information. June 14 A babysitting class will be sponsored by UT Extension from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Munford Parks and Recreation. The $30 fee includes lunch, first aid kit, business cards and a certificate of completion. Call 476-0231 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. June 18-20 Mid-South Canning College will be presented by UT-Extension each day at Brighton High School from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45. Call 476-0231 for more information. June 24-27 Covington High School FFA is hosting “Down on the Farm” from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Horses, hay rides, cows, pigs, geese, pony rides and more will be part of the fun. The cost is $75. Call 475-5872 or e-mail email@example.com for more info. July 8-12 UT Extension is holding Camp KIDS at the W.P Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, Tenn. The cost is $280 and the registration deadline is June 24.Fundraisers are available to defray the cost. Contact Matt Adams at 476-0231 for more information. 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 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. 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
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She loved spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Maley Yarbrough Funeral Home on Sunday, May 19 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services were Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m., also at Maley Yarbrough Funeral Home. Interment will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 23, 2013
July 26, 1944 – May 18, 2013 Anita Louise Hyland, 68, of Brighton, retired teacher at Crestview Elementary School, passed away on Saturday, May 18. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 22 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Covington with interment in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. Ms. Hyland was born in Martin on July 26, 1944 to Nellie Arletta and J. P. Hyland of South Fulton, Ky. Her siblings are Rose Cekander of San Diego, Calif. and Pat Hyland of St. Louis, Mo. She leaves one niece, Janet Cekander and six nephews, Joseph, John, Jim and Jeff Cekander and Jay and Paul Hyland. She has lived in Tipton County since 1974. Anita was in the field of education from 1966-2009 and was a teacher in Fancy Farm, KY, librarian in Paducha, Ky., Vermont, Table Grove and Sparta, Ill., Howardsville and Lilbourn, Mo. and Tabernacle Elementary School in Tipton County. She has taught fifth grade, first grade, special education, CDC and home bound school at all grade levels. The family requests that memorials be made to either Wings at West Clinic, 100 N. Humphreys, Memphis, TN 38120 or Professional Care Services, 1997 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN 38019. Friends
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 first-come-first-serve basis 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.
ANON meetings at 1425 Munford-Drummonds Rd. every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and each Tuesday (book study) from 7 – 8 p.m. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A community Bible study will be held Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Gateway Baptist Church in Atoka. This year’s study includes Hebrews, 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and Galatians. Classes are available for children up through five years of age. Registration is $25 per adult, $10 per child and up to $20 for a family. For more information, call 476-5857 or 385-4327. House of Hope hosts AL-
Ransomed Riders Chapter of CMA meets the fourth Monday of each month at Heritage Cafe in Munford. Meal at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For more information call Phil Cathey at 388-8145.Tipton County Republican Women meet monthly on the second Saturday of each month at the Heritage Café. 9 Bass Ave. Munford. Contact Shirley Ward at 8379355 or 412-4869 for more information
The Tipton County Animal Shelter on Hwy. 51 desperately needs cat food, paper towels and other misc. items. Call 901-837-2219 for more info. Dunham Lodge #150 F&AM, located at 113 E. Washington St. in Covington, holds its monthly stated meeting on the third Thursday of every month. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and is open to friends and family. Practice is every Monday at 7 p.m. Helping Hands meets the first Thursday of each month at the home of Christine and Larry Knight, 253 Elm Grove Road in Burlison.
may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 23, 2013
Barry Belk Jr.
Date of Death – May 19, 2013 Barry Belk, Jr., 25, of Drummonds, passed away May 19, 2013. Barry was an employee of Poplar Grove Utility and enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his parents, Barry and Teresa Belk; sisters Audrey Armstrong and Lexie Belk; grandparents Ruby and Ray Young and Betty Belk; uncles Bootsie Belk, Bobby Belk, Jerry Young and Jeff Young; niece, Madilyn Armstrong; and six cousins. The family received friends Tuesday, May 21 from 5-8 p.m. with a service Wednesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at Munford Funeral Home.
To the late
Emmit Joseph Jones, Sr. May 23, 1945 - February 2, 2002
To the greatest husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend that we could have ever had. We love you and will never forget the way you have empowered all of us. You are greatly missed and Happy Birthday! Love: Norma, Marlo, Emmit Jr., Veronica, Genia, Marco, Tooky, Dasha, Mike, Tony, P.J. and Emarious
Sharing Hometown Recipes, Cooking Tips and Coupons By Janet Tharpe
Flavorful Cheese Bread Made with Love “A cheese lover’s dream!”
s it possible to improve upon the aroma of freshly baked bread? Home cook Anthony Nicometti rose to the challenge when he infused his mom’s homemade bread with cheese! His Colby-Jack Cheese Bread has cheese in the dough and in the garlic-herb topping. Betcha can’t have just one slice! See step-by-step photos of Anthony’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: Anthony Nicometti www.justapinch.com/colbyjack You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and Cheektowaga, NY chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a (pop. 261,310) pinch”...
Colby-Jack Cheese Bread
What You Need
Bread 2 pkgs active dry yeast 3/4 c water, warm 3 c shredded colby jack cheese 3/4 c Parmesan cheese 2 c milk 3 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp butter, melted 2 tsp salt 3 c flour, plus extra 1 egg white Topping 1/2 c shredded colby jack cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp sesame seeds 1/4 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp celery seed
- Janet Directions
• In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. • Add the cheeses, milk, sugar, butter, salt and flour. Beat by hand or mixer, about 3 minutes. Add more flour to make a firm dough. DO NOT KNEAD! Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-2 hours. • Punch dough down, divide, and transfer to two greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled about 30 minutes. • In a small bowl combine egg white and 1 tbsp water. In another bowl combine topping ingredients. • Brush loaves with egg white-water mixture, and sprinkle with topping. • Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans and place on wire rack to cool.
Submitted by: Anthony Nicometti, Cheektowaga, NY (pop. 261,310)
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Lawyers doing good
As an injury lawyer, I know that ungrateful. Those who are nearest lawyers everywhere are know beand dearest to us, those whom we smirched with the unseemly TV ads trust with our happiness and our that seem to trip over each other in a good name, may become traitors to race to the bottom of respectability. their faith. The money that a man But lawyers have done and has, he may lose. It still do a lot of good. Abraflies away from him, ham Lincoln was an attorney, perhaps when he as was Gandhi and Thurgood needs it the most. Marshall. Lawyers at their A man’s reputation best harness the power of may be sacrificed words and persuasion to in a moment of illmove the hearer to truth. considered action. Have you ever heard of The people who are George Graham Vest? Born prone to fall on their in 1830, a lawyer as well as a knees to do us honor politician, he served as a Miswhen success is with souri Congressman, and even us may be the first a Confederate Congressman to throw the stone of during the Civil War, and fimalice when failure David Peel nally a US Senator. He is best settles its cloud upon Peel Law Firm known for his “a man’s best our heads. The one friend” closing arguments absolutely unselfish representing the family that owned friend that a man can have in this a dog that was killed named “Old selfish world, the one that never Drum.” Movies have been made deserts him and the one that never about the trial, a monument stands proves ungrateful or treacherous is to this day. Only a partial transcript his dog. of his words, spoken on October 18, A man’s dog stands by him in 1869 remains. If you are a dog lover prosperity and in poverty, in health like me, slowly read and think on the and in sickness. He will sleep on truth of his words that day: the cold ground, where the wintry “Gentlemen of the jury: The best winds blow and the snow drives friend a man has in this world may fiercely, if only he may be near his turn against him and become his enmaster’s side. He will kiss the hand emy. His son or daughter that he has that has no food to offer, he will lick reared with loving care may prove the wounds and sores that come in
encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies, and when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death.” The verdict went his way, and because this good lawyer spoke such truth, it resonates with us dog-lovers even now, some 144 years later. 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 PeelLawFirm.com wherein other articles may be accessed.
YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR EVENTS
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Malone, Bailey announce nuptials Mr. and Mrs. Michael Malone of Covington are pleased to announce the recent marriage of their daughter, Jessica Page Malone to Mr. Bryan Bailey of Memphis. The bride is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where she earned a bachelors in elementary and special education. She is currently employed as a teacher in the Memphis city school system. The groom is a general manager of Finish Line, and a graduate of Dyersburg State Community College where he earned an associates degree in business. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bailey of Brownsville and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Mathis of Covington. The wedding was officiated by Delvin Berryman on Jan. 5, 2013 at 4 p.m. at The Balcony in Munford. The bride, wearing an ivory, strapless, lace fit-and-flair gown with bodice and pearls, was giv-
en in marriage by her father. Her flowers were red calla lilies, arranged by sister of the bride, Amy Malone. Ms. Teri Rogers and the aforementioned Ms. Malone, sisters of the bride, were the matron and maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Malayna Rose, Marie Randall and Kimberly Bray. Sophie Randall was flower girl and the nephew of the bride, Jonathan Rogers, was ring bearer. Best man was Jason Denison, Groomsmen were Cody Erwin, Chris Burnett, Matt Randall and Steven Mitchell. Ushers were Chris McGhee and Deion Rogers. The reception immediately followed the ceremony at The Balcony. The three tier strawberry, butter cream and chocolate cake was designed with calla lilies. The rehearsal dinner was given by the groom’s parents the night before the wedding at Old Timers Restau-
Jeff McMillian, Doctor of Optometry 185 Wesley Reed Dr. Suite E • Atoka, TN 38004 (901) 840-EYES (3937) THIS WEEK’S EVENTS May 23-24
rant in Millington. The bride met Amy Malone and Brittany Wright at the Little Shop of Hair for hair and makeup before the ceremony. The couple will make their home in Germantown and will honeymoon later this summer.
McGill, Angel announce June wedding Mr. and Mrs. Sherman McGill of Munford, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Erin McGill to Mr. Ryan Angel of Martin. Miss McGill is a graduate of Tipton Rosemark Academy (2008) and the University of Tennessee, Martin (2012), where she received her bachelors in nursing. She is a member of Chi Omega Fraternity. She is employed at Volunteer Community Hospital Maternity Center in Martin. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sherman McGill Sr. of Munford and the late Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gordon of Munford.
Mr. Angel is a graduate of Obion County High School (2005) and the University of Tennessee, Martin (2008), where he received his bachelors in agricultural business. He is employed with D & B Properties. He is the son of Mr. Eugene Angel, Jr. and Mrs. Barbara Angel, both of Union City. He is the grandson of Mrs. Wanda Sublett of Union City and the late Mr. Kenneth Sublett and Mrs. Peggy Angel Hart of Troy and the late Mr. Eugene Angel, Sr. The couple plans to wed at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Covington on Saturday, June 15, 2013. A reception in their honor will be
Property Transfers ▪ Wanda Crumpler to HUD, Dept of Agriculture, Lot 31, McLister Place S/D, Sec A , , Vacant Property, $105,000 ▪ Fannie Mae to Chad M. Berry and Sharon R. Gaia, 2575 Beaver Rd, Munford, 38011, Lot 1, HaddadBeaver Road Minor S/D, $135,000 ▪ Eric E. Ross and Deanna Ross to JP Morgan Chase Bank, Na, 75 Mundell Cove, Brighton, 38011, Lot 10, Gladney S/D, $144,004 ▪ Shawn Harrison to Deutsche National Bank, Lot 1, Cromwell's Leigh's Chapel S/D , $84,000 ▪ InSouth Bank to Daniel E. Glover and Susan O. Glover, 602 Junior Drive, Covington, 38019, Lot 16, Baskin S/D, Sec B, $27,500 ▪ JP Morgan Chase Bank to Lem Beaver, 958 McLennan Rd, Brighton , $49,000 ▪ Timothy S. Bartlett and Rececca M. Bartlett to Melissa R. Wright, 205 James Drew Drive, Munford, 38058, Lot 99, Witherington Woods S/D, Sec O, $374,900 ▪ William G. Fleskes and Dorothy F. Fleskes to Turnkey Properties, 998 Nelson Drive, Brighton, 38011, Lot 31, Dove Heights S/D, Sec C, $63,000 ▪ George Wright and Tabatha C. Wright to April D. Jackson, 115 Wisteria Lane, Atoka, 38004, Lot 78, Green Pastures S/D, Sec D, $135,000 ▪ Angi Stewart, et al. to Donna Janice Daniel, 9545 Campground Rd, Drummonds, 38023 , $24,000 ▪ Leslie D. Hamilton and Constance E. Hamilton to JP Morgan Chase Bank, Na, 116 Kellum Lane, Burlison, 38015, 5.7 acre Parcel, $99,478 ▪ DDS Group, LLC to Hickory Management, Inc., 10772 Hwy 51, Atoka, 38004, Lot 3, Capital Way Center S/D, $2,241,352 ▪ Kenneth Goodman to HSBC Mortgage Services, 101 Charles McKee Place, Covington, 38019, Lot 3b, Rolling Hills Lake Estates, $65,000 ▪ TN HUD to Secretary of HUD, 2031 Detroit Road, Burlison, 38015, Lot 4, Detroit Estates, Sec A, $82,758 ▪ Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Brett A. Frans, Sr, 115 William Blaydes St. Atoka, 38004, Lot 127, Blaydes Estates S/D, Sec G, $102,000 ▪ Munford Development Company to Barry J. Diggs and Donald M. Baskin III, Vacant Property On Coon
Valley Road , 903.99 acre Parcel, $650,000 ▪ Mickey Forrester and Paula Forrester to Green Tree Servicing, LLC, Lot 30, Detroit Rd, Burlison, 38015 , $27,928 ▪ Robert Wayne Murray to Federal National Mortgage Association, 1732 South College Street, 38019 , $41,090 ▪ Ryan Whiteside to Ricky Voyles, 224 Laxton Lane, Munford, 38058, Lot 48, Cherokee Hills Estates, Sec G, $128,500 ▪ APC Investments to Lee Clifton Marion and Sarah Marion, 502 Fairway Dr, Covington, 38019, Lot 155, Fairway Estates S/D, Sec B, $250,000 ▪ Troy Marbry and Linda Carol Marbry to Richard W. Deaton, 112 Oleta Avenue, Atoka, 38004, Lot 43, Oliver Woods S/D, $135,700 ▪ Tyler Andrew Bowden and Candis Lane Bowden to Lee Goode and Tina Goode, 617 Deen Rd, Brighton, 38011, 152.5 acres On Hatchie River, $294,175 ▪ Richard B. Desaussure to Robert Baskin, Ray Baskin, Et Al., 6113 Highway 59 West, Covington, 38019, 58.50 acres On Sanford Rd, $40,000 ▪ J & G Investmentsto Michael B. Kendall and Rebecca A. Kendall, 38 Don Street, Covington, 38019, Lot 67, Baskin S/D, Sec C, $84,000 ▪ Georgia M. Lamb, Et Al. to William A. Glass, 762 Terry Lane South Road, Covington, 38019, 40.00 acres On Highway 59 South, $132,100 ▪ Vanderbilt ortgage and Finance to Robert M. Sanford, Jr., 1519 Robert Johnson Road, Covington, 38019, Lot 3, Robert Johnson S/D, Sec B, $35,000 ▪ Tommy Reel to Mervin Hollis and Elizabeth Hollis, 256 King Farms Loop, Brighton, 38011, Lot 75, King Farms S/D, $90,000 ▪ William D. Pumphrey, Jr and Gretchen Pumphrey to Josh Taube, 498 Farmer Trail, Atoka, 38004, Lot 683, Blaydes Estates S/D, $188,000 ▪ Deutsche Bank National Trust to Cole Newton and Lorrie Newton, 55 Scott Street, Brighton, 38011, Lot 3, Goulder Addition S/D, $56,000 ▪ Liliane Michaela Frederick and Thomas Dale Frederick to U.S. Bank, 1508 Pinecrest Street, 38019, Lot 4, Tatlock S/D, $71,000 ▪ Delbert Ehler and Kathryn
Tipton County Commission on Aging events
Bending Needles – Thursday and Friday – 8:00 Craft Room Memorial Day Puzzles – 9:00 Dining Room Devotional – 10:00 Dining Room Exercise – Friday 9:15 – Dining Room Summer Kick Off/Memorial Day Fun – 10:00- Dining Room & outside UPCOMING EVENTS For the week of May 27-31 Monday Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday Nursing Home Visits– 9:30 Dining Room Exercise with Priscilla Eddins– 10:00 – Dining Room Wednesday Water Aerobics – 6:30 Offsite Exercise – 9:15 Dining Room Game Day – 10:00 Dining Room Thursday Bending Needles – 8:00 Craft Room Puzzle / Trivia – 9:00 Dining Room Exercise with Priscilla Eddins – 10:00 Dining Room Friday Bending Needles – 8:00 Craft Room Exercise – 9:15 Dining Room Birthday Celebration – 9:55- Dining Room Bingo – 10:00 – Dining Room
given at The Balcony in Munford.
The following property transfers were recorded in the office of Register of Deeds Claudia M. Peeler from May 15-21, 2013 D. Ehler to Timothy Roger Hawkins and Sammie Q. Hawkins, 185 Mignon Road, Atoka, 38004, Lot 36, Idaville Estates S/D, Sec C, $139,900 ▪ William S. Choate and Lauren Choate to Michelle
L. White, 327 Anthony Street, Brighton, 38011, Lot 28, Territown S/D, $100,000 ▪ Joseph W. Buchanan to Kristie P. Kersey, 117 Thompson Rd, Covington, 38019, Lot 11, Thompson S/D, Sec A, $89,900
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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 Center on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. This is a non-denominational class. 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, Frank Miller from the 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- www.tiptonaging.org
A8 • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • The Leader
The Civil War in Tipton County By RUSSELL BAILEY County Historian
Following the Battle of Murfreesboro, Bragg withdrew his army about 30 miles to the south, along the Duck River behind the ridge known as the Highland Rim, which encircles the Nashville Basin. Pickets protected the passes through the Highland Rim and cavalry protected each flank, a front of almost 70 miles. To prevent the Union army under Gen. William S. Rosecrans from advancing to seize the strategic city of Chattanooga, a vital rail junction and the gateway to northern Georgia, Bragg’s cavalry was spread over such a wide front because he was also concerned at a tactical level that Rosecrans might be able to outflank his position, forcing him to retreat. Bragg placed Lt. General Leonidas Polk’s infantry corps (including Tipton’s
Brighton Debe Smith Aloha, my friends, Yes, I have been back to Hawaii! I was gone for about a week, not counting all the flying time. I left here (or Memphis), changed planes in Charlotte, N.C., and changed planes in Phoenix to get there. My son-in-law picked me up from the airport, and gave me the most beautiful and fragrant lei. Now, on the way back, it was a nightmare! I returned the same way, only when I got to Charlotte, my plane was delayed and I missed my connection. I should have been home by 6:30 p.m., but I didn't get home until almost 2:30 a.m. I could have parachuted over Memphis and been home sooner. Oh well, I am happy that I made it safe and sound. And thank you, Neal, for being so patient with the constant
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On Saturday, the Morgan family held its reunion at Ryan’s in Millington. In attendance were: Mike and Ruth Dillender; Joan McClung; Glynn and David Bomar; Shannon, Judith, Kimberly Morgan and child, Martha Williams; Brandon, Callie and Emery Blackmon; Connie and Johnny Blyue. We had a good time visiting, and everyone enjoyed the
men in the 4th and 9th Tennessee) in strong entrenchments at Shelbyville near Guy's Gap. Eight miles to his right, the corps of Lt. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee was fortified in Wartrace, protecting the main road to Chattanooga and positioned to reinforce the other three passes through the Highland Rim—(from west to east) Bell Buckle Gap, Liberty Gap and Hoover's Gap. Hoover's Gap was almost undefended; it was a four-mile-long pass between the 1,100-foot ridges separating the Stones and Duck Rivers. The pass was so narrow that two wagons could barely pass side by side and was commanded by the surrounding ridges. Strong entrenchments were constructed, but they were manned by only a single cavalry regiment. Several regiments in Cheatham’s
www.covingtonleader.com Division, Army of Tennessee, were consolidated for field and drill purposes due to attrition from battlefield casualties. The 4th and 5th Tennessee Infantry Regiments, Gen. A. P. Stewart’s Brigade, were consolidated under the command of the promoted Colonel Otho F. Strahl of Dyersburg. (Strahl had been Lt. Colonel of the 4th Regiment when it was posted at Randolph). On April 12, 1863, the men of the “Tipton Rifles,” 4th and 5th Tennessee Infantry, were camped “in a beautiful place called Guy’s Gap, about 9 miles from Shelbyville in Bedford County, Tennessee.” William Dillon reported the men in “fine health and spirits.” The 6th and 9th Tennessee Infantry Regiments, Gen. Geo. Maney’s Brigade, were under the command of Col. Geo. C. Porter as late as May 9, 1863. In the 9th Tennessee, Tipton’s Company C, was “temporarily united” with Company A (organized at Dancyville, Haywood County). Lieutenant William Young commanded Co. A and C. Regimental Adjutant James B. Locke assumed command March
1, and continued until late summer. (Locke had attended the U. S. Military Academy at West Point.) The diary of Van Buren Oldham of Latham, Weakly County, provides a glimpse at the soldiers of the 9th Tennessee in May 1863. Oldham served in Company G., commanded by Captain Junius L. Hall of Tipton County. Oldham subscribed to the Chattanooga Daily Rebel newspaper; read of the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville, Va.: “News has reached us that “Stonewall” Jackson is dead. If so, this is an awful blow to the Confederacy.” The men of the 9th Tennessee were part of a military review on the 11th and were drilled on the 12th. Oldham found his company under Captain Hall “much better drilled than others.” Oldham noted Hall was very rigid in the enforcement of army regulations. Oldham purchased a gallon of whiskey for $7.50. “It is the last I will purchase at that price. Besides, I care nothing for it unless I see others drink.”
delays and picking me up at the airport. Of course, I went to see my new grandson, Troi Collins Paul Stettnisch. He looks like his mama! Finally, maybe, one of my grands will look like their mama. Well, I guess we can't really say that since the twins and Sloane look like Staci, who also looks like Neal, but I think the little darlings are starting to take on some of their daddy's looks, too. Troi is a typical newborn who cries, eats, sleeps some and poops. The boys are trying to adapt to their little brother, but every time Troi would start to cry, they would tell me to give him to his mama, cause she could feed him. It was quite funny that they felt food was the answer to all the crying. My mission was to help Danielle with the new bundle and spend some time with the kiddos. We really didn't do anything exciting, outside
of me getting lots of love. It was cloudy every day, except the day I left. I went to the beach the day before I left and twice the day I left. I enjoyed watching kite surfing. I hadn’t seen it before, but enjoyed the entertainment. So, Jon Allen has graduated. I got home the morning of graduation. I felt I was cutting it mighty close. Trevor also graduated. Jon is talking to the marines about an engineering program. We will see what works out in the days to come. My heart goes out to the families of Katrina Hamilton. She was such a sweet funny person. She was a good friend to me and to Neal. It is still hard to imagine her gone from this earthly life. Also, please remember the family of Missy Yarbro in your prayers as well. I would like to report that Mrs. Martha McQuiston is
back in the hospital. This is something that has been going on over the past few months. Please keep her in your prayers. Happy birthday: to Cindy McLillie, Samuel McConnell, Ryan Miller, Isaac Stroupe, Michele Gonzales, David Berryman, Aubrey Delashmit, Peggy Terrell, Sambo Sampson, Trevor Ethridge, Amy Wilkerson Mullen, Katheryn Huffman and Jacob Vandiver. We had the best laugh at the salon on Saturday. One of Mrs. LaVonne Hahn's great-grandchildren was having a birthday, and so she was getting herself touched up in the restroom. While she was in there, her daughter, Janis, walked into the salon and wanted to surprise her. We set her up in a corner chair and waited, and waited, for LaVonne to come out of the restroom. She finally emerged and was talking about the shirt
she had decided to wear. I said, pointing to Janis, “Ms. LaVonne doesn't she have some pretty hair?” She said yes she did, and wished she had hair like that, and some other compliments. Janis kept pivoting the chair around, until finally she was at a front on face with her mom. It was a minute or two and I even asked, “Do you know her?” before she exclaimed, “Janis!” and it sunk in. I know they had a great birthday party. What fun! Prayers go out to all those who have been in the devastation of the tornados in Moore, Okla. That is where I lived when I was married to Hannah and Harrison's dad. In fact, that is where Harrison was born. The family farm of my good friend was completely destroyed, but everyone is okay. I hope the death toll stays low, and all the children and people are accounted for.
storytelling and the laughter that goes with it. On the week of June 3-7, the Gilt Edge Church of Christ will be having Vacation Bible School. The time is from 7-9 p.m., and all age groups are invited to attend. Also on Saturday, West Tennessee Championship Wrestling (WTCW) was held at the Garland Community Center. About 200 people attended, which is good for its first show. Southern Wide Champi-
onship Wrestling returns May 18 to the Garland Community Center, with bell time at 8 p.m. WTCW and SWCW are two different promotions, and both plan to have bi-weekly shows at the Garland Community Center. If you plan on attending, please make a note differing on the two shows. On the prayer list this week: Willie Mae Lawson, Lois Smith, Andrea Stafford, Carolyn Hanks, Carla Carlson, Trixie Dawson, Janet Dempsey, Caroline Darden,
DeVaughn Jackson, Herbert Yelvington and Otis Poole. Also remember: Dennis Gholson, Jody Coker, Ian Boswell, Michael Barton, Ryan Hirsch, E. J. Perkins, Seth Kellow, Chance Hall, Michael Watson and those who serve in the military. I hope the mothers all had
a good Mother’s Day; you are truly a blessing-Until next time.
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Attorney General Mike Dunavant spoke to seventh and eighth graders at Munford Middle School about the dangers of synthetic and prescription drug use and abuse. He gave the students valuable information on these drugs and the dangers of becoming involved in their use. Courtesy photo
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Revival at Westside Assembly 33 Paulette Circle, Covington May 30 - June 2, 7:00 p.m. Springfest at Dunlap Retirement Home was this last weekend. The festival raised over $2,500 to pay the annual expenses associated with running the non-profit organization. Over 150 people attended the event. Photo by Andy Posey
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I was so welcomed by my blooming yard when I arrived home. One of my favorite bloomers is the Mock Orange. It is completely covered up this year with white blooms. You can hardly see any leaves. I just love it, and it smells so deliciously delicate. Wendy at Oaklawn Garden Center said they have the dwarf size and them. Mine is very tall, so a dwarf, as an accent plant, would be nice in your flowerbed. Oaklawn is starting their sale, so go on up and see what all they have going on. I had a lot to say this week, I know, but I haven't been here. Hope you all have a great week. Stay safe and cool.
Jamestown DarSay Burton
This week’s newsletter is going to be shorter. I’ve come out of retirement, and have taken a lovely part-time job as a food preparer or food prep. I’m one of two workers: we prepare foods for cooking, and two other ladies, one who is the owner, cooks it! It is a lovely home-spun family restaurant called “Madea’s,” located on James Road and Overton Crossing in Memphis. Since I’m only there three days- off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (because they’re closed)I have my longest day on Saturday, this way I get to still go to church. At ﬁrst, I was to work on Sunday, too, but God’s hands were in it from the beginning. There are enough people to do the Sunday work, so I get to go to church! Whenever you’re in Memphis, around 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., come in and enjoy some good soul food with me at Madea’s. Everything’s made fresh daily; there are no left overs, ever! Happy birthday this week to my sister and my best friend, Irene Harvery, of Jamestown. She’s celebrating beginning on her day, which was on Tuesday, May 21. You go girl! You are still looking good, and like we always say it, “we always will!” If there are others celebrating at this fence, hope yours is all that it can be! We are praying for our sick and those asking for prayer:
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Monday night – I was up at 6:30 this morning to take the water trailer down to Highway 14 for Clint. I’m writing this tonight - tomorrow will be busy, trying to get more done before the rain tomorrow night and Wednesday morning. We’re through with corn, except for one bottom ﬁeld that is too wet. We have two farms of beans left to plant. Again, we’re praying for rain in July and August! James is back on the tractor and doing well. His potassium is back to normal! Thanks for all the cards, calls, visits, and, most of all, prayers. We could feel them, and they were answered! Liz and Lyla came over and ate lunch with us and spent the afternoon. Lyla is getting to be a whiz at working the
Thursday, May 23, 2013 • THE LEADER • A9 Jennie Stewart; Joseph Heaston Sr.; Isaiah Burton, Sr. and family; Ruth Alston; Louise Mason; Darlene Alston; Nadine Granderson; Mary Ballard; Rudolph Boykins; Katarene Harber; Gladys Miller and family; Minster Pink Sherrill Jr.; Ruby Coe; Jessie Lawson; Flossie Woods; Beaulah Wakeﬁeld; Doris King; Connie and Christine Brown; David and Charlene Sneed; Carlotta Jones; Eula Culbreath and family; Menola Holland; Wayne, Jerry, Robert and Darcus Smith; Percy and Allie White; Thelma Nicoles and family; Andrew Jackson and family; “Pop” and Ella Jones and family; Johnnie Thompson; Ruth Grifﬁn; and Mary Burton and Annette Burton. The alumnus of George R. Ellis are planning a train trip from Memphis down to the “Big Easy,” New Orleans, next year. For more information, you may contact Jessie Cooke and Calvin “Scooter” Butler. It’s time again for yearly dues, which are only $25, for Jamestown Community Health Organization (JCHO). Contact either treasurer Mary Burton, assistant treasurer Jesse Cooke, or president Rev. Pearl Andrews, as the monies are sorely needed to go towards the upkeep of Dickens Cemetery, college scholarship funds and, especially, to enable JCHO to erect a badly needed meeting facility. This is all for now. Once again, congratulations to all of our graduates: Xavier Andrews from U.T. Knoxville, son of the reverands Romel and Pearl Andrews; Quineshia Robinson, from Craigmont High School, daughter of Beverly Sherrill Cobbs Robinson; and Sherrie Williams, from Cov-
puzzles I still have that were Liz and Clint's. We had a fun day! Dale Laxton, Joyce Whaley, John Dickey, Judy Randolph, Pat Armstrong, John Henderson, Jeff Hanks, Shirley Cook, Phil Huffman and Sam Stitt continue on our prayers, along with so many others, and all our servicemen and women. We also pray for everyone who lost homes, business and most importantly, family members in Texas and Oklahoma recently. There have been so many tornadoes! The birthday party at Covington Care will be at 2:30 on the 25th. The summer series at the Covington Church of Christ begins on May 29. Happy Birthday this week goes to Larry Whaley on May 24th, and to John Combs and Angie Gatlin on the 25th! Happy Anniversary to Jeremy and Andrea Newman on May 19, and to Hunter and Morgan Anderson on the 21st! Here are two event notices from Jimmy Vandergrift: Trinity Baptist Church, 5970 Brighton-Clopton Road, is having a Getting-To-Know-You Community Yard Sale on June 8 from 7 a.m. until noon. We are asking anyone, ei-
Tipton County Developmental Center Floyd Columbus
Staff and service recipients went to: the Sportsplex to get some exercise and to workout; the library to check out some books and to socialize; and then, the National Day of Prayer in front of the courthouse. Friday May 3, we cleaned the center, and then we watched a DVD of movies.
Some of our former service recipients, Terry and Jerry Bouwman, and their house parent, Ms. Edith B., came by to see us. It was good to see them. On Monday, May 6, service recipients delivered Meals on Wheels to elderly shut-in residents. We also played a game of Wheel of
Fortune. The staff and service recipients want to thank David’s parents, Mr. and Ms. Strahan, for the donated supplies for the Friday, May 10 bean dinner. Different people from the community and county came out for the bean dinner, including service recipients from the Ripley center. Everyone had
a nice time. The bean dinner was greatly appreciated. We will be doing it again in the fall. The staff and service recipients played different games on Friday, like UNO and Operation. Staff and service recipients delivered Meals on Wheels on Monday, May 13. Afterwards,
ington, daughter of Debra Williams, also of Covington. Congratulations also to Kenny King, formerly of Jamestown, now of Los Angeles, granddaughter of LaRue Albritton of Jamestown; on May 11, she received her Juris Doctorate in Baton Rouge, La. The lovely home of Jolly Corteria club member, Katarene Harber of Jamestown, was the place for the club’s May meeting, on Friday at 1 p.m. A lovely repast was enjoyed by all, except for members Annette Lake and Dollie Boykins whose absence was missed. The club presented toiletries to Covington Manor earlier in the week. June 8 will be JCHO’s health fair at Carey Chapel AME Church, Jamestown, starting at 10 a.m. Free blood pressure screenings, as well as other healthful information, will be offered. There will also be a “grocery giveaway” that day; the JCHO members are selling tickets for $1. Contact any of them for your tickets and hopefully we’ll see you at the health fair! The community picnic will be the last Saturday in May (annual Memorial Day picnic) at 10 a.m., also at Carey Chapel AME, Jamestown. Foods will be sold at the picnic. Please come and help our community’s effort. There will be fun and games for all ages. Contact president Rev. Pearl Andrews, all JCHO events. All for now, remember, “Being nice pays off big time, plus it’s free!” Until Next Time--
ther personal or commercial, who would like to team up with us, to call John Albright at 901-212-7141 and request a booth space. There is no charge for any booth. We just want everyone to have a great time. We will have donuts, juices, sodas, sausage and bacon biscuits - all free! Our rainout date is June 15, same schedule. Also, the Tipton County Republican Party will have a Community Rally featuring guest speaker Governor Bill Haslam on May 23 at Munford City Park, from 6 - 8 p.m. Bring your chair or blanket, and enjoy food and fun in the park! Open to the public. Thanks, Jimmy! This week's Farmer's Almanac Quote: "Grapes and raisins contain low levels of pain relievers that are good for arthritis." God-given foods, not man-made! Happy Memorial Day to all of you! Hang out a ﬂag and grill something! And stay cool! Until next week . . .
we went to Cobb-Parr Park and had snacks. We played a game of Arthur on the computer, and also went to the Sportsplex to get some exercise and work out. Staff and service recipients decorated the cafeteria for Heather Wright’s birthday on Tuesday, May 14. We want to thank Heather Wright’s grandmother for the delicious pizza, cake,and ice cream. We want to ofﬁcially welcome Ms. Gwen Clark as
site supervisor, here at the Tipton County Adult Developmental Center. Both centers will be going to the health fair in Halls, at the Lauderdale County Commission on Aging, on Friday, May 17. Staff and service recipients are looking forward to playing putt-putt golf in Memphis on Wednesday, May 29. Until next time, Floyd Columbus.
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Local woman co-founds and directs international non-profit By FRANCE GASQUET firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Stacey Travis is a graduate of Covington High School and has a bachelors in production from the University of Memphis. She is the daughter of Nancy and Jeff Stewart of Covington and the late Herman Dowdy, Jr., and the sister of Bryan Dowdy of Arlington, Don Dowdy of Covington, and the late Bill Dowdy. Stacey co-founded Drop in the Bucket in 2006, and serves as director. Tell us a little about Drop in the Bucket….. Drop In The Bucket believes clean water is a basic human right that must be met in order to help people break the cycle of poverty. We build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout Uganda and South Sudan. We provide needed tools to schools and communities so as to improve child heath, increase school enrollment rates, and promote gender equality. I’ve found that by the relatively simple act of building water wells, we are helping to empower the girls—we are changing lives. How did you get started? I was a television producer, and the shows I was working on were those reality based shows, which are ﬁne, but not really where I wanted to go with my career, my life. I wanted to do something positive. My brother Don was going on mission trip, he’d been before. and I asked him how I could help out…. what would be the best way to serve them…what was the most frustrating thing they experienced on these mission trips. He said for him it was seeing the same illnesses in the same children each visit, due to the children drinking dirty water. So I decided to raise money for one well for one area. I had a “friend-raiser” and raised the money for two wells! My husband and I set up a 501(c)(3) non proﬁt so that donors could receive a tax write off, and I started doing this full time. For three years I worked full
time without pay, until the company was on its feet..I spend half a year in Uganda and the South Sudan. I am so blessed to have strong teams and solid people. It’s really day-by-day, I mean right now, as we speak, one of the teams is drilling through rock. That’s why we named it “Drop in the Bucket,” because no matter what we did, it was just a little drop….however, those drops add up and eventually become enough to form ripples-- lots and lots of ripples. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Gosh, you know, I went throw a lot of different things. It changed all the time. I didn’t really know what was out there. I didn’t have these long-term goals of what I was going to be. And it’s turned out well, I’ve learned skills along the way, and take that same skill set to the next work phase of my life. What are you most proud of? How our team is coming together. There is a cultural learning curve. We’re up to almost 200 projects now. It’s important to understand the cultural differences and to do right by everyone. My team has so much integrity and they are really dedicated. You know, it’s about water, but it’s not about water. It’s so much more...the Uganda war ended in 2007. There was a school we visited that had been really terrorized by the LRA and the toilets were awful. We ﬁrst put in a well and then also did the toilets. Because of water and toilets, enrollment increased. Because enrollment increased, the government sent more teachers. Because there were more teachers, there was more money from the students. Because the students were paying more, the teachers became more motivated. The test scores went up. More students graduated. All of this because of water. There is this one young woman named Charity. In Uganda and South Sudan, parents push to marry their daughters off at puberty, because the family needs the dowry and daughters are expensive to raise. When Charity was 15, her parents tried to pull her out of school to marry her off. The teachers pressured them and threatened to take to court, which you can now do if there is a risk. Charity stayed in school, graduated, and is
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small town feel. I miss the community aspect of things. The quaint hometown feel. But, I can come home and I catch it again. It’s a laid back, casual, comfortable feeling.
Tell us about your love for red lipstick….I know it’s a little off the beaten path, but it’s a wonderful story. My grandmother owned a beauty shop across from the Rufﬁn. I’d go over Saturday morning, and stay all day. I’d then spend the night and go to the Methodist church the next morning with my grandparents. My grandmother had these drawers of red lipstick at the beauty shop. I used to love looking at them. They were my deﬁnition of beauty. In fact, the nail polish I’m wearing today is “cherries in the sun” by Revlon. My grandmother used to wear that brand and color of lipstick. I’d walk around the square on Saturdays and go shopping at the stores up there…La Boutique, Chris’, Roper’s. It’s one of my favorite childhood memories. That, and I was a majorette in high school. My mom would take me to all these majorette competitions. I loved it. The red lipstick reminds me of that time in my life. It brings me closer to my family in it’s own way.
Favorite food you have to eat when you come home? In LA, it’s sushi and Thai…there’s this one Thai place that’s so fresh and good, and it’s in this nondescript strip mall. When I come home to Covington, it’s my mom’s cooking. I don’t eat a lot of meat. She makes the best vegetables. And my aunt makes this amazing shrimp and grits. I used the recipe at a party I gave in LA not too long ago. People asked, “What is this polenta?” (she laughs, shaking her head in disbelief)
You are six months in the States and six months overseas. What is a normal day like for you? I have to get up early because it’s a long drive to schools, and the meals over there are formal— there’s no kitchen, everything is made over a ﬁre. We eat breakfast, which is maybe some hard-boiled eggs and hot tea, and get on the road by 8 am. I like to visit the schools to ensure everything has been done-- check the water, conﬁrm enrollment, document the impact to prove we are making a difference. When we return late in the day, I take a shower and eat dinner before it gets dark. There’s really nothing to do after the sun goes down. I generally stay in little small town hotels, but I also have an ofﬁce. Because this is considered ofﬁcial ministry business, there is a great deal of paperwork. We serve in two sectors of the ministry—in water and education—so we have to ensure everything is documented. What do you miss most about Covington? Well, ﬁrst my mom and family, but then also this(she waves her hand)- this
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By JEFF IRELAND firstname.lastname@example.org As one of the founders of Tipton County Paws and Claws, an advocacy group for the Tipton County Animal Shelter, Heather Twisdale has been looking out for the welfare of dogs in Tipton County for a while now. A few weeks ago she found another way to make life better for local dogs. Twisdale is spearheading a campaign to bring a off-leash dog park to Brighton. PetSafe, a company that sells pet supplies and accessories, is going to give $100,000 to one city to be used for the construction of
a new dog park. Four cities will also win $25,000. Those interested in voting can do so at the Brighton Bark For Your Park Facebook page, or at petsafe.net. People can vote twice every day. “I think this would be a great beneﬁt to all of Tipton County,” said Twisdale. “Not just Brighton. We chose Brighton because it's centrally located and it's small population.” The ﬁrst round of voting ends May 31. At that point, 15 ﬁnalists will be named. Finalists are determined based on the percentage of votes relative to population. The ﬁve winners will be chosen
by total votes. “We've already got about 3,000 votes,” Twisdale said. “I think we've got a really good chance to be one of the ﬁnalists.” Twisdale said she's already talked to Brighton Mayor Jeff Scott and he has said if the money is awarded, he will ﬁnd a place for it and it would be maintained like any other city park. The park would be a nice amenity to the county, Twisdale said, and it would also help her cause of reducing euthanasia rates. “I've been studying this for a while,” Twisdale said. “In cities that have a dog park there are lower euthanasia rates. Somehow that's connected.”
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DSCC announces honor roll and dean’s list Dyersburg, TN – Dr. Kay Patterson, Interim Vice President at Dyersburg State Community College, recognizes students for their scholastic achievements each semester. To be eligible on the Dean’s List, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours of college level courses during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Those included in the Dean’s List for Spring 2013 are: Atoka - Emory Clark, Heather Gray, Alicia Hathcock, Reagan Jacobs, Rhiana Martinez, Travis Rippy, and Dawn Rychlik Brighton - Katherine Azlin, Katelyn Brown, Stephen Miller, and Breanna Mills
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cluded on the Honor Roll, a student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of college level courses during the semester and earn a grade point average between 3.0 – 3.49 during the semester. Students named to the Honor Roll for the Spring 2013 semester are: Atoka - Ashley Armstrong, Paul Mallory, Holly Nicholas, Sandra Osborn, Jonathon Pennington, Kayla Walters, Andre Whiten, and Courtney Williamson Brighton - Sandra Bailey, Leanna Carter, Brian Coscia, Claudia Espinoza, Jennifer Glass, Bethany Henderson, Cindy Laprairie, Jessica Maxey, Kaitlin McCray, Alexander Vines, and Samantha Young
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Munford routs Houston to earn third straight trip to Murfreesboro
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It took a little while for Munford's offense to get going in Friday's sectional game at home against Houston. But once the Lady Cougars' bats heated up, they never really slowed down. Munford broke open a scoreless game with five runs in the third inning and four more in the third to win in five innings, 12-2, and earn a berth in the Class AAA State Tournament for the third straight season. “We just had to be patient and wait to get our pitch,” said Munford's Sam Scott, who doubled twice and drove in three runs. “That pitcher is a really good pitcher. You just have to wait and get what you can and that's what we did.” Scott, Alex Stanford and Tara Comer each drove in runs in the third inning off Collierville starter Jamie Cotler. In the fourth, Maddison Welch singled home two runs and Scott brought home two more with another double. Comer took care of the rest. She struck out six and allowed just two hits. Both of Collierville's
Munford shortstop Maddison Welch makes a throw to first base during the Lady Cougars 12-2 sectional win over Houston on Friday. Munford first baseman Sam Scott hauls a pop fly in front of the Houston dugout during action Friday. Scott doubled twice and drove in three runs pace Munford's 12-2 win. Photos by Jeff Ireland
runs in the fifth inning were unearned. Tori Ray was 2 for 4 for Munford with three RBIs. Maggie Johnson, Comer and Stanford each had two hits and Christina Cantrell was 3 for 3 and scored three times. Munford (34-9) won the Region 7-AAA title last Wednesday at Hardin County, 2-1. Stanford pitched a complete-game one-hit-
ter with five strikeouts to pick up the win. Munford scored a run on an error in the top of the seventh to break a 1-1 tie. Alex Turner paced the offense, going 3 for 3. Two of Munford's starters, Sami Jo Schulz and Jodie Duncan, cheered their teammates on from the dugout. Both were injured earlier this year and are out for the season.
“Being a freshman, I'm proud of my team for overcoming everything,” Scott said. “It's sad that the players who are injured aren't going to be playing, but they're coming with us (to state).” Goulder, who is coaching his 26th season at Munford, narrowly missed making the state tournament several times in the late 1990s and early 2000s before breaking through
SEE THE FRONT PAGE OF TODAY'S PAPER FOR AN UPDATE FROM MURFREESBORO ON MUNFORD IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT. three seasons ago. “I'll be honest with you,” Goulder said. “We had real high expectations at the beginning of the year and things didn't go, with injuries, the way I thought they'd go. This has been a fun bunch. They never quit.
We might go up (to state) and win some, or we might lose two. "I don't know what's going to happen. But I do know that I'm extremely proud of the intestinal fortitude that they young ladies have shown.”
Williams featured in SI By JEFF IRELAND firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Williams, who graduated earlier this week from Covington High School, has received his fair share of media attention the last 12 months. He turned some heads at a couple of national amateur baseball player showcases last summer, committed to play baseball at Ole Miss a few months ago and has been written about on some national websites. But last week he received the most prestigious media attention an athlete can get when he was featured in Sports Illustrated. “I didn't even know about it,” Williams said with a smile. “(Teammate) T.A. (Watson) called and said,
'Did you know you are in Sports Illustrated?' I thought he was kidding.” He wasn't. In the May 20 edition of Sports Illustrated, Williams was included in the "Faces in the Crowd" feature, which highlights up-and-coming high school and college athletes. He was honored for setting the state record in stolen bases (185) and consecutive steals (121) and the national record for being hit by a pitch (60). The article also noted that he was a wide receiver and defensive back for the Covington football team that advanced to the state title game last fall. “I definitely look at Sports Illustrated,” Williams said. “Seeing my
face in there is different … It's real special to be in the same magazine as guys like LeBron (James) and Kobe (Bryant).” Williams hit .446 this year with seven doubles, six triples, a homer and 18 RBIs. He also stole 42 bases in 32 games and had a .548 on-base percentage. He will attend a New York Yankees showcase camp in Tampa from June 3-5. Covington head coach David Sage said there's a chance Williams will be chosen in the Major League Baseball draft, which will be held next month. Williams said, if he's drafted, it's “about 50-50” whether he will go to Ole Miss or enter the professional ranks.
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The 22nd annual Elliston Golf Tournament benefitting the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will be held June 1 at Edmund Orgill Golf Course in Millington. The four-person scramble begins at 1:30 p.m with lunch at noon. There will be cash prizes and other contests. The cost is $75 per person and sponsorships are available. For registration information, contact Jeff Phillips at 2339495 or email@example.com.
By JEFF IRELAND firstname.lastname@example.org A pair of Brighton High School Cardinals signed baseball scholarships last week. Caleb Armour, the Cardinals' ace pitcher this season, is headed to Southwest Tennessee Community College. Matt Scott, the Cardinals' starting shortstop, will play next season at Dyersburg State Community College. Armour, who also played outfield, was an All 13-AAA District selection. He was 3-2 on the mound and picked up big district wins over Dyer County and Jackson North Side. “When he got on the mound he worked hard,” said Brighton assistant coach Zane Adams. “He just wants to win. He gives you all he's got until he's done.” Scott was a four-year starter for the Cardinals. “He has improved a lot,” said Brighton head coach Brian Oswalt. “He's not a big guy, but he's got a big hear … A good solid bat and good speed.” DSCC head coach Robert White said, “I believe Matt will do good for us here. If he comes in with his good work ethic and gets physically stronger and matures some, he will do great. Added Scott, “It's close to home and they have a good program. I feel like they can get me in a D1 school.”
The Munford Middle School Lady Cougars Basketball Camp will be held June 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon at MMS for girls in grades four through eight. The cost is $60 and lunch and breakfast if provided. Contact David White at 212-8098. Matt Scott signed a baseball scholarship with Dyersburg State last week. Pictured are, from left, front, father Mike Scott, Matt Scott, mother Stephanie Scott; back, BHS assistant principal Cetrice Bounds, BHS principal Christi Huffman, BHS coach Brian Oswalt and BHS coach Zane Adams. Photo by Jeff Ireland
The Munford Middle Schoool Football Camp will be held June 17-21 from 9 a.m. to noon at MMS. The cost is $60 and breakfast and lunch are included. For boys in grades four through eight. Contact David White at 212-8098. The Munford United SC boys soccer program will be holding tryouts June 1 at Walker Park in Atoka. The under 13-15 age group will try out from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The under 16-18 group will try out from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info contact Bobby Chapman at 487-7177 or rchap1963@ aol.com, or log on to www. munfordunited.com.
Caleb Armour signed a baseball scholarship with Southwest Tennessee Community College last week. Pictured are, from left, front, father Charles Armour, Caleb Armour, mother Dr. Karen Armour; back, BHS principal Christi Huffman, BHS assistant principal Cetrice Bounds, BHS coach Brian Oswalt, BHS coach Zane Adams and Southwest coach George Sykes. Photo courtesy Thomas Sellers/The Millington Star
The newly-formed Tipton County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2013. Athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, team doctors or members of the media are eligible. Nomination forms can be picked up at the Covington Parks and Recreation Department or at the city halls in Atoka, Brighton and Munford. The Kidz Triathlon will be June 1 for ages 3-16 at
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At left, FBC youth perform the musical "Amerikids; In God we Trust" on May 15. Above, Hutch Dunavant, dressed as Uncle Sam, poses with Pastor Chuck Williams and members of the armed forces present for the event. Courtesy photos
Amerikids musical performed at FBC Excitement abounds in the First Baptist Church children’s department: the musical "Amerikids: In God we Trust," performed the night of May 15, was a huge success. This was a patriotic musical that emphasized the Christian heritage of our nation. Unfortunately, there are constant attacks against our Biblical foundation. However, the children learned that without God, America would not be where it is today, and will not continue to flourish if we continually leave
By RICK HUFFMAN Gilt Edge Church of Christ
Him out of the various arenas of our lives, including political. The setting of the play was the “Amerikid” Convention where each child represented a state delegate. The script/discussion centered around 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear, forgive, and heal their land.” There were 47 first-sixth graders who came regularly to Wednesday night rehearsals and 14 of them
shall reward thee openly. (See also Mat 6:5-6, 16-18). However, it is sad indeed when sin is lauded and applauded and looked up to but good is criticized and looked upon with disdain. One thing the sports magazine will probably be right about, his action will shape and forever change American society. It portrayed his action as the “new normal”. It described him as courageous and his action as noble. His lifestyle was not only accepted and condoned but put forth as worthy of imitation. One cigarette commercial of days gone by, riding on the coattails of women’s liberation and the acceptance of women’s smoking had the slogan, ”You’ve come a long way baby.” What was true then is true today in reference to this “alternate lifestyle”! Our country has come a long way but is it in the right direction? Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Pr 14:34 ¶ Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Things that were once only spoken of in hushed tones and with shame are now shouted from the housetops and paraded with pride and haughtiness for the entire world to see. If one were to be so insensitive as to mention that this alternate lifestyle is sinful, he is labeled as the evil one, intolerant of others, narrow- minded, a bigot, a persecutor and self- righteous. Paul spoke candidly of the sins of those he taught. He made no apology for it even though he was not popular for it. Ga 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? It does not matter what I think or any man for that matter, but it does matter what God says about
May 30-June 2 Westside Assembly (33 Paulette Circle, Covington) is hosting a revival each day at 7 p.m. Call 476-0851 for more information. June 1 The women of Cornerstone Assembly of God Church will be hosting a
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spaghetti dinner beginning at 5p.m. Cost is $5/ person. 8041 Mt. Carmel Road, Covington. 901476-4679. June 2 Fellowship Bible Church, 6920 Hwy. 59 West, Burlison, will have homecoming services at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon and singing will follow at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Mark McClain. Guest singers are the members of By Faith. June 8 Steven Newman - Manager 2054 Highway 51 South • P.O. Box 189 Covington, TN 38019-0189 Ofﬁce: 901-476-4936
VBS June 2-7 Munford Baptist Church, 1253 Munford Ave., is holding Vacation Bible School for K-5 children from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. June 9-13 Faith Baptist Church, 900 Simmons Rd., Drum-
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this “new normal” for after all He is the judge of all. Here’s the final word from the ultimate authorityGod. Le 18: 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Le 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Rom. 1: 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. I Co. 6: 9 ¶ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. iTi 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.
Ravenscroft Episcopal Chapel, 8219 Holly Grove Rd., is holding a spaghetti dinner with slaw, garlic bread and dessert. Donations of $5 are accepted during the dinner, which will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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It made me sad when I saw the front cover of a recent national sports magazine and read the accompanying articles. Sadly, I had already heard and seen the same response on the news on national TV. The newspapers, for the most part, also heralded the individual as a national hero. He received more kudos than our troops when they killed one of our countries most notorious enemies, Osama bin Laden. However, there was one cartoon in a newspaper that was thought provoking. It had two athletes pictured. One was a Christian who was told to not say, “I’m a Christian”. The other athlete, the one on the front cover mentioned above, was praised as a hero for announcing his sexual orientation. I am not one for announcing to everyone I see that I am a Christian or wearing clothes with religious sayings. Hopefully by the life we lead people can tell we are Christians without us having to tell them or wear something proclaiming it. The Pharisees were condemned for openly parading their religion to bring attention to themselves for their piety. Matt. 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself
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who came for extra drama rehearsals on Tuesdays. A big thank you also goes to Kristin Gardiner, Sarah Hall, and Kendra Parr for faithfully helping me with children’s choirs every Wednesday. Thank you also to all of the Armed Forces Representatives who came to be a part of our program! We appreciate the sacrifice of your time as well as your service to our country!
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THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013 ▪ B5 www.covingtonleader.com NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 At the hour of 10:00 a.m.
WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 23, 2003, executed by MARK A HEWITT, JR., NATALIE L HEWITT, conveying certain real property therein described to DANNY GOULDER, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee recorded May 27, 2003, in Deed Book 1068, Page 529-545; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF1 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and
In Chancery Court Courtroom at the Tipton County Justice Center in Covington, Tennessee, sell to the highest and best bidder, the following described tract of land, to wit: Lying and being in the 4th Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee, more particularly bounded and described as follows:
WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the TIPTON County Courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held at the TIPTON Courthouse, located in Covington Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: LOT 14, IDAVILLE EST., SECTION B AS RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET C, SLIDE 58 IN THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER`S OFFICE TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. SUBJECT TO THE SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS AT BOOK 659, PAGE 294, BUILDING LINES AND EASEMENTS AT PLAT CABINET C, SLIDE 58 IN THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER`S OFFICE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GRANTOR(S) HEREIN AT BOOK 1068 PAGE 527 OF THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 111M-A-17-00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 137 MIGNON DR, ATOKA, TN 38004. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MARK A HEWITT, JR., NATALIE L HEWITT OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: First Franklin Financial Corporation The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rublinlublin.com/propertylistings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #50739: 2013-05-16 2013-05-23, 2013-05-30
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE ELLA MAE LOVELADY PORCH, Plaintiff Vs. No. 27928 MONTE DALE PORCH, Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with an Order appointing Special Commissioner To Sell Real Estate of the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee made and entered in the above styled cause on April 22, 2013, public notice is hereby given that I will on:
Lot 11 Lakeside Acres Subdivision as recorded at Plat Cabinet C, Slide 34 of the Tipton County Register’s Office to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot, The conveyance is subject to building lines and easements as recorded at Plat Cabinet C, Slide 34 of the Tipton County Register’s Office. Being a portion of the same property conveyed to Grantors at Deed Book 648, Page 830 of the Tipton County Register’s Office. Also being Map 55, Parcel 33.15 according to the Tax Assessor’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. The property will be sold for cash, in bar of the equity of redemption and all exemptions. The Special Commissioner’s Report of Sale will lie upon her desk for a period of ten (10) days following the sale, subject to being raised and reopened by deposit of advance bid of at least 10% over the initial bid price. The property will be sold as is, where is, with possession given upon confirmation of the sale. All taxes through 2012 will be paid from the proceeds of the sale. WITNESS MY HAND, this 16th day of May , 2013. _________________________ Virginia Gray, Special Commissioner 23 may 3 weeks
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3122 Estate of deceased
Notice is hereby given that on March 21 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Charles Click who died February 24, 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. Laura Quinn Executrix Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 23may2wp
FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made by failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a certain Deed of Trust dated October 16, 1996, executed by Joseph C. Jones and Pamela L. Jones, recorded in Record Book 783, Page 377, Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, and wherein the said Joseph C. Jones and Pamela L. Jones conveyed the property therein described to William C. Ford, 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 William C. Ford, 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, June 18, 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: Description of Lot 21 of The Resubdivision of Lots 21 and 22 Tatlock Lake Road Subdivision, Section A, as recorded at Plat Cabinet D Slide 136B, said property being situated in the First Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee and located on the North side of Tatlock Circle. Beginning at a found iron post on the North Right Of Way line of Tatlock Circle (50 foot Right Of Way) being the Southwest corner of Lot 21 of the Resubdivision of Lots 21 and 22 Tatlock Lake Road Subdivision, Section A, as recorded in Plat Cabinet D Slide 136B, also being the Southeast corner of Lot 23 of Tatlock Lake Road Subdivision, Section A, as recorded at Plat Cabinet A Slide 174; thence in a Northeastwardly direction, along the West line of Lot 21 and the East line of Lot 23, North 00 degrees 20 minutes 35 seconds East, a called distance of 215.32 feet, but a measured distance of 215.21 feet to a found iron post being the Northwest corner of Lot 21, also being the Northeast corner of Lot 23, also being the Southeast corner of Lot 11 and the Southwest corner of Lot 12 of Tatlock Lake Subdivision, Section A; thence in a Southeastwardly direction, along the North line of Lot 21, also being the South line of Lots 12 and 13 of Tatlock Lake Subdivision, Section A, South 89 degrees 35 minutes 54 seconds East, a called distance of 200.00 feet, but a measured distance of 199.84 feet to a found iron post grown into the base of a 6 inch cherry tree being the Northeast corner of Lot 21, also being the Southeast corner of Lot 20 of Tatlock Lake Subdivision, Section A; thence in a Southwestwardly direction, along the East line of Lot 21 and the West line of Lot 20, South 00 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds West, a called distance of 213.44 feet, but a measured distance of 213.27 feet to a found iron post on the North Right Of Way line of Tatlock Circle being the Southeast corner of Lot 21 and the Southwest corner of Lot 20; thence in a Southwestwardly direction, along the North Right Of Way line of Tatlock Circle and the South line of Lot 21, following a curve to the left having a radius of 2673.35 feet, a delta angle of 02 degrees 08 minutes 37 seconds, a tangent distance of 50.02 feet, an arc length of 100.02 feet, a chord bearing of South 89 degrees 14 minutes 08 seconds West, and a chord distance of 100.02 feet to a found broken off iron post (below ground) being a point on a curve; thence in a Northwestwardly direction, continuing along said Right Of Way line, also being the South line of Lot 21, North 89 degrees 32 minutes 42 seconds West, a called distance of 100.00 feet, but a measured distance of 99.94 feet to the Point of Beginning and containing 0.99 acres, more or less. Being the same property conveyed to Joseph C. Jones and Pamela L. Jones by Warranty Deed from Carrie L. Pierce, single, and Veronica P. Hale Wright and husband, Walter Wright, dated October 16, 1996 and recorded in Record Book 783, Page 373, Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Included in this conveyance is a 1997 mobile home, Serial #AL28767970824AB. This is improved property known as Lot 2 Covington Pike, Covington, Tennessee 37074. The 2012 and 2011 taxes are currently delinquent and the 2010 taxes are currently past due and delinquent and in the Clerk & Master’s Office.
THE NOTICE OF RIGHT TO FORECLOSE HAS BEEN SENT AS REQUIRED BY T.C.A. §35-5117. ___________________ JOEL E. JORDAN Substitue of Trustee STELTEMEIER & WESTBROOK, PLLC 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, #604 Franklin, Tennessee 37067 Insertion Dates: May 23, May 30 and June 6, 2013.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3123 Estate of Bobby Wayne Ross, deceased Notice is hereby given that on May 13 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Bobby Wayne Ross who died May 14, 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: (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. Jerrelle Ross Administratrix Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019
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.
(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. William Hunter Fleming Executor Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 23may2wp
IN THE CHANGER COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
WENDY KAY ELLIOTT HOPPER, Plaintiff, Vs. No. 30,303 CRISPIN JEROME HOPPER Defendant.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3124 Estate of Kathy N. Fryer, deceased Notice is hereby given that on May 13 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Kathy N. Fryer who died April 29, 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.
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. By: Jeffery L. Stimpson #11699 Attorney for the Plaintiff P.O. Drawer H 1512 Munford Avenue Munford, Tennessee (901) 837-0108 23may4wp
The Town of Atoka, Tennessee will hold a public meeting at Atoka Town Hall on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. At the meeting, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will give first consideration to an ordinance to increase the local option sales tax rate and calling for a referendum on the ordinance. A second consideration will occur at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Atoka Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. 23may4wp
PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of MASON CCR; Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report for 2012 will be published in The Covington LEADER on Thursday, June 6, 2013. This report will NOT be attached to the billing statements. The Town of MASON continues to strive in providing clean & safe water to all our customers. Thank You, Town of MASON Water Department. 23may1w
PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS Pursuant to TCA §67-6-702(a)(2) (a 1), “Notice of the meetings and of the fact that this matter is on the agenda of the meetings shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation throughout the jurisdiction involved not less than seven (7) days before the first of the meetings.” The CITY OF MUNFORD, TN Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold two (2) SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS at the City of Munford Municipal Board Room located at 70 College Street, Munford, TN on: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. (with Public Hearing to begin prior to at 6:00 p.m) The agenda of the meetings is to further discuss the matter of the LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX INCREASE. Whereas, through a previous ordinance and referendum, the City of Munford has set the local option sales tax rate at 2.25%; and Whereas, the City of Munford desires to raise additional funds dedicated to supporting the public safety functions of the City; and Whereas, the City desires the voters of the City of Munford to decide on this ordinance and subsequent sales tax increase. Now, therefore, be it ordained by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Munford, that under the authority of TCA §67-6-701 et seq., the City of Munford desires to increase the sales tax from 2.25% to 2.75% except where different sales tax rates for particular goods and services are set by statute and are not subject to variations by ordinance.
All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.
Any interested party is invited to attend the SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS to discuss the matter of the LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX INCREASE.
Susan Stegall Administratrix
Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 23may2wp
Said sale is subject to any and all unpaid taxes and any other prior claims, liens, easements, set back lines and restrictions.
(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
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3125 Estate of Patsy Lou Oldham Fleming, deceased Notice is hereby given that on May 15 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Patsy Lou Oldham Fleming, who died May 14, 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:
Stacy Craig City Recorder
COVINGTON ELECTRIC SYSTEM RETAIL RATES EFFECTIVE JUNE 2013 Residential Class 22
Customer (Net) All kWh
GSA1 Class 40
Customer Charge 30.00 All kWh 0.10077
GSA2 Class 50
Customer Charge 100.00 1st 15,000 kWh 0.10077 Additional kWh 0.06190 kW, 51-1,000 12.44
GSA3 Customer Charge 225.00 Class 54, 55, 59 All kWh 0.06624 kW, 0-1,000 11.42 kW, 1,001-2,500 11.39 kW, 2,501-5,000 11.69
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Arrest reports - Weekly Property transfers - Weekly Legal notices - Weekly Marriagelicenses-2ndWeekofEveryMonth PUBLIC NOTICE There will be a Tipton County Budget and Finance Meeting on Thursday May 30, 2013. This meeting will take place at the Chamber Center located at 101 West Liberty St. Covington. 23may1w
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Town of Brighton Utility District Water Quality Report 2012 Is my drinking water safe? Yes, our water meets all of EPA’s health standards. We have conducted numerous tests for over 80 contaminants that may be in drinking water. As you’ll see in the following chart, we only detected seven of these contaminants. We found all of these contaminants at safe levels. What is the source of my water? Your water, which is ground water, comes from the confined tertiary sand aquifer. Our goal is to protect our water from contaminants and we are working with the State to determine the vulnerability of our water source to potential contamination. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has prepared a Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) Report for the untreated water sources serving water to this water system. The SWAP Report assesses the susceptibility of untreated water sources to potential contamination. To ensure safe drinking water, all public water systems treat and routinely test their water. Water sources have been rated as reasonably susceptible, moderately susceptible or slightly susceptible based on geologic factors and human activities in the vicinity of the water source. The Town of Brighton Utility District sources have been rated as reasonably susceptible to potential contamination. An explanation of Tennessee’s Source Water Assessment Program, the Source Water Assessment summaries, susceptibility scorings and the overall TDEC report to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be viewed online at www.state.tn.us/environment/dws/ dwassess.shtml or you may contact the Water System to obtain copies of specific assessments. A wellhead protection plan is available for your review by contacting Matalee Hall at the Town of Brighton Utility District between 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. weekdays. Why are there contaminants in my water? Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Enviromental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800426-4791) Este informe contiene información muy importante. Tradúscalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. For more information about your drinking water, please call Matalee Hall at 901-476-8661. How can I get involved? Our Water Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at 139 N. Main St. in Brighton. Please feel free to participate in these meetings. The Aldermen of Brighton Utility District serve four year terms. Vacancies on the Board are filled by the Mayor. Decisions by the Board of Aldermen on customer complaints brought before the Board of Aldermen under the District's customer complaint policy. The district customer complaint policy may be reviewed by the Utility Management Review Board of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation pursuant to Section 7-82-702(7) of Tennessee Code Annotated. Is our water system meeting other rules that govern our operations? The State and EPA require us to test and report on our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We have met all of these requirements. Results of
unregulated contaminant analysis are available upon request. We want you to know that we pay attention to all the rules. Other Information The sources of drinking water (both tap and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occuring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animal or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water: -Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. - Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, farming. - Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. - Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. - Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA and the Tennessee Department of Enviroment and Conversation prescribe regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public wate systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Do I need to take special precautions? Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons, such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have under-gone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about not only their drinking water, but food preparation, personal hygiene, and precautions in handling infants and pets from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) or at http:// www.epa.gov/safewater/lead Lead in Drinking Water If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Town of Brighton Utility District is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components,. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead Water System Security Following the events of September 2001, we realize that our customers are concerned about the security of their drinking water. We urge the public to report any suspicious activities at any utility facilities, including treatment plants, tanks, fire hydrants, etc. to 901-476-8661.
Water Quality Data What does this chart mean? • MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. • MCL: Maximum Contaminant Levels, or the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect. • MRDL: Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level or MRDL - The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for the control of microbial contaminants. • MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfectant level goal. The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. • AL - Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. • Below Detection Limit (BDL) - laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant falls below the state's required detection level.. • Non-Detects (ND) - laboratory anaylsis indicates that the contaminate is not present. • Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) - explained as a relation to time and money as one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. • Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter - explained as a relation to time and money as one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. • Picocuries per liter (pCi/L) - picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water. • Millirems per year (mrem/yr) - measure of radiation absorbed by the body. • Million Fibers per Liter (MFL) - million fibers per liter is a measure of the presence of asbestos fibers that are longer than 10 micrometers. • Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU) - nephelometric turbidity unit is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity in excess of 5 NTU is just noticeable to the average person. • TT - Treatment Technique, or a required process intended to reduce the level of contaminate in drinking water.
Total Coliform Bacteria
TTHM (Total trihalomethanes) Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
Likely Source of Contamination
< 2 positive samples
Naturally present in the environment.
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives.
Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits.
Erosion of natural deposits; used in water treatment.
By-product of drinking water chlorination
By-product of drinking water disinfection.
Violation Yes/No NO
Range of Detections
Date of Sample
Range of Detections
Date of Sample
Unit Measurement ppm
Likely Source of Contamination Water additive used to control microbes.
Iron: Iron occurs naturally in our raw water and occasionally accumulates in the distribution system. Iron shows up as “red” or “rusty” water at your tap. Although you do not want to drink water that is not clear, iron is not considered to be a hazard to your health. We test for iron daily and it is usually around 0.2 ppm. The aesthetic limit for iron is 0.3 ppm. 1During the most recent round of Lead and Copper testing, 0 out of 30 households sampled contained concentrations exceeding the action level.
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INVITATION TO BID The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for the following: Bid Package #1: A contract for the design and build of an energy management system at Crestview Elementary School Bid Package #2: Replacement of existing carpets in various schools with vinyl composition tile For additional information contact Donnie Wallace or Glenn Turner at (901) 475-5807. Sealed bids will be opened at June 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN 38019. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received. Dr. William E. Bibb Director of Schools Tipton County
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All about gun control in Tennessee Editor’s note: The following letter sent from U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., will serve as Arnold Bull’s column this week: Dear Mr. Bull, Thank you for taking the time to contact my office to share your views about gun control legislation. Your input is important to me, and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts. When I ran for the Senate, I expressed my commitment to safeguarding the Second Amendment rights of lawabiding American citizens. It has been a tremendous honor to be given the opportunity by Tennesseans to weigh in on their behalf during such a critical time in our history as the Supreme Court has since provided great advances in securing the Second Amendment as a fundamental tenet of American liberty. I have never supported any legislation that infringes on the ability of Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Because we had this most recent debate in the Senate, all Senators had the opportunity to go on record with their views on the Second Amendment. I have been a consistent advocate for Second Amendment rights and I welcomed the opportunity to vote on these important issues. As you may know, I voted against the Feinstein assault weapons ban and
the ban on magazines of criminalizing law abiding people. Particularly in rural over ten rounds. The Toomey-Manchin areas, it was impossible to amendment also went too predict how far individuals far in infringing Second may have to travel to find Amendment rights and I a dealer willing to perform opposed it for two main rea- this type of transfer, let sons. First, the amendment alone how much they might did not provide certainty be charged for the service. That said, what happened about which firearms transfers required a background last month in the Senate cannot be satisfycheck and which ing to anyone. We didn’t. By failing spent the balance of to clearly state a week debating an which transfers amendment that, if would become ilenacted, would have legal, Americans had no effect on would not have preventing the tragthe notice they need to be able Wildlife Chatter edies in Connectito avoid running By Arnold Bull cut, in Colorado, in Arizona, or in many afoul of federal criminal law and would of the other recent mass killlikely face selective pros- ings, and would not have ecutions. None of us should addressed the more critical want to put law enforce- issues involved in preventment in a position where ing that type of violence in they can pick and choose the future. When it comes to the what actions are criminal. Second, the amendment many challenges facing parrequired that firearm trans- ents, law enforcement, and fers between two private our judicial system dealindividuals be conducted ing with violent mentally through a licensed firearms ill people in our society, the dealer. I believe asking inability to respond before Americans to find and trav- violence occurs is a frustrael to a willing gun dealer tion widely known by comand to pay an unknown, but munities across our country. potentially not insignificant, The vast majority of Amerifee would lead to negative cans are rightly concerned outcomes. It would substan- that, without action, their tially burden the exercise community will suffer the of a fundamental constitu- consequences of this volational right, which would tile status quo and be home in turn discourage transfers to the next mass killing. On mental health, there from occurring within the background check system, are three legs to the stool resulting largely in just over- that need to be propped up.
nately, a single amendment, Toomey-Manchin, became the litmus test for determining who wanted to prevent the type of violence that has shocked our conscience, and last month’s debate was cut short before real solutions that respected the Second Amendment could be considered. The right to own firearms for self-defense, and for other familiar purposes with my family and friends, is important to me as a Tennessean and as an American, and I encourage those who share that view to support such an effort. We owe it to all those who value our responsibilities toward the mentally ill, the safety of our communities, and the Second Amendment to get this right.
The first is ensuring that we are identifying those in our community that are dealing with mental illness and getting them to appropriate resources. Next, we need to confront the legal impediments and ambiguities that exist at the state and federal level to ensure that those that pose a danger to themselves or others can be dealt with in a way that ensures due process, but that also ensures necessary treatment is provided while clearly establishing when an individual becomes a prohibited gun owner. Finally, we need to work with states to ensure that the records of prohibited purchasers are reliably and efficiently added to the background check database. I think most Tennesseans believe, like I do, that we also have a responsibility to try to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. I believe part of that effort should be improving background checks in a way that allows for fast and accurate checks to be easily performed by law-abiding citizens, and that prevents criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining firearms, while at the same time ensuring that Second Amendment rights are not infringed upon. These issues are complex and implicate our most fundamental constitutional rights of personal liberty and self-defense. Unfortu-
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