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SAFE & SECURE Police presence, parent concern grows after Connecticut shooting
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Above, Munford School Resource Officer Penny Barnes locks the front doors at Munford Elementary, a part of her daily routine. Below, Barnes meets with Munford Middle School's administrators to review security procedures. Barnes has served Munford's schools for 12 years. Photo by Echo Day
Every day is different for Munford School Resource Officer Penny Barnes. Each morning she goes around the school, checking to make sure everything is as it should be. She watches students and teachers as they enter the building, then locks all but one of the school's exterior doors. Then Officer Penny, as she is known to students, makes the rounds through the hallways of each of Munford's three schools. It's a big job, but it's one she's done for a dozen years now. "She's a vital part of our team," said MHS principal Darry Marshall. Each day is as busy as it is different, Barnes said, and this week she's been even busier, working to make sure students and teachers know they're safe in her schools. And, she assures, they are, the answer to the question of many Tipton County parents following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14. The rampage left 20 first graders and six faculty members dead. Munford Elementary School Assistant Principal Varissa Richardson said the school's been flooded with phone calls from concerned parents. "Mostly they just want reassurance." To help reassure that students are in a safe environment, the Tipton County Board of Education has requested an increased police presence at its 14 schools, even those with resource officers. They're continuing the security practices that have been in
Mostly they just want reassurance. VARISSA RICHARDSON ASST. PRINCIPAL, MES
place for years. "We're not doing anything differently than we have been doing," she said, explaining some of the schools' procedures. "I do all of that anyway." In addition to securing the facilities, most campuses have security cameras and visitor sign-ins, for instance. Details of the schools' seSEE SAFETY, PAGE A3
Covington man charged with Ripley murder By ECHO DAY email@example.com A Covington man was charged with the murder of a Ripley store clerk Friday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported. Kevin Grandberry, 35, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of especially aggravated robbery in the Nov. 14 shooting that killed Deepal Patel. According to the TBI, Grandberry is believed to have entered the gas station at 2148 Highway 51 South and shot the 38-year-old GRANDBERRY clerk before taking the cash drawer and fleeing the scene. Several days later, the cash drawer and a piece of cloth used to cover his face were recovered behind the Lauderdale County Alternative School in Ripley. Earlier this month, the TBI developed a DNA profile from the cloth and matched it to the CODIS DNA profile of Grandberry, identifying him as the SEE CHARGED PAGE A3
Cpl. Christian Brown, shown in this photo from his homecoming in September, was reportedly humiliated on a Delta flight on Dec. 9. File photo
Marine humiliated on flight By ECHO DAY firstname.lastname@example.org Cpl. Christian Brown can’t talk about the day he was humiliated on a Delta flight, but his family friends can. “The word humiliated is not enough,” said Special Forces MSgt. Randal McKee, a family friend who has also been wounded in combat. “For me and fellow veterans, the word ‘disgusting’ is not
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enough. Disgraceful. That doesn’t have enough meaning.” On a Dec. 9 flight from Atlanta to Washington, Brown was seated in the back of the plane, pushed down the narrow aisle in a wheelchair that witnesses say bumped seats all along the way. “He’s being pushed through the plane after it was fully loaded with passengers,” McKee said. “We all know how tight those aisles are. And as CB’s chair’s being banged
off of people’s arms, he’s apologizing and at this point the attention’s brought on him.” A fellow passenger, a retired helicopter pilot with 30 years of service with the Army, later formally complained to the airline. “He was obviously humiliated by being paraded through the aircraft and was visibly upset,” retired Army Col. Nickey Knighton, who was seated next to Brown,
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BHS, CHS to pilot cell phone program By JESSICA COOKE email@example.com The use of cell phones in Tipton County schools was the hot topic at the December Board of Education meeting last week. Director of Instruction Dr. John Combs presented the board with letters from Covington and Brighton high schools in response to the request for schools willing to pilot a new cell phone policy as discussed in last month’s meeting. Both schools volunteered to pilot the new policy. The current cell phone policy states that the possession of cell phones by students is prohibited on school property at all times. Board members are concerned that this policy will not and cannot be enforced due to
the necessity of personal cell phones for emergency purposes, and also as educational resources in the classroom. The proposed policy, which has been implemented by other school districts to a successful degree, states that students may possess cell phones on school property, provided it is kept off and in backpacks or purses during school hours. The principal or a designated authority figure may give students permission for the use of these devices at their discretion. Students not in compliance with this policy will face the same consequences mandated in the current policy, which consists of confiscation of the device. There was some discussion as to whether
designated uses included implementing smartphones as an educational resource. Board members agreed that this issue should be saved until after the initial policy of simply allowing students to carry their devices on their persons had succeeded. After seeking counsel from the board’s attorney, who confirmed that the proposed policy carried little to no liability in its current stage, the board agreed to seek feedback from the principals of the pilot schools after testing the policy and revisit the issue of updating it across the county. In regards to the FEMA grant to construct a safe room at Atoka Elementary School which was approved as of last month’s meeting,
Mr. Donnie Wallace of Maintenance presented the board with a recommended outline of the procedure to select architectural services for this project. He presented a draft of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for architectural services, and proposed the as-
sembling of a committee to conduct the interview process. The proposed RFQ was accepted as is, and a committee was selected for the interview process which included Mr. Wallace himself as well as various board members. Mr. Wallace hopes
At last month's Tipton County Commission meeting, the commissioners voted to ask county attorney David Owen to look into the legality of condemning property currently leased by the Charleston Volunteer Fire Department. He did so and made a presentation of his findings to the commissioners at Tuesday's monthly meeting outlining the process. The group voted unanimously to go ahead with the process. There has been a dispute as to the length of the lease and the property changed ownership recently. A group representing the fire department attended a meeting of the Tipton County General Welfare committee two months ago with a petition signed by 807 people in support of condemning the property. In other matters:
• A motion passed allowing the county to begin the process of putting GPS anklets on convicted juvenile offenders instead of sending them to a detention center in Memphis. • The commissioners voted to allow the county to enter into a contract with Memphis, Shelby County, Millington and Mirimichi Golf Course to conduct a flood control study of the Big Creek Watershed Area. • Finance and administration chairman Quincy Barlow said his committee will consider a request for money from the Munford High School choir to help fund a trip to Carnegie Hall in New York. Barlow said the choir is still trying to raise $23,000 to offset the cost. He said the committee will have a recommendation in January. • Commissioner Harold “Poochie” Twisdale passed out copies of a new policy of the Tipton County Landfill. The new policy does not allow waste that enters the facility to be taken by employees or given to others.
Munford residents hope for change in splash park plans By JEFF IRELAND firstname.lastname@example.org For the second straight month, a group of citizens from the Plum Tree Circle area voiced their displeasure about a proposed splash park on Munford-Drummonds Road. Approximately 15 people voiced the same concerns as last month: too much traffic, not enough parking and the fear of children splashing around in a park near their homes. After listening to more than a dozen people say basically the same thing for 45 minutes, alderman Bob Forbess said he thought the group's concerns were part of a common “not in my backyard” mentality. “You want all the amenities of Munford,” Forbess told the group. “You just don't want it in your neighborhood.” Mayor Dwayne Cole reiterated that the project, which would be funded by a $250,000 park and recreation grant that the city has already been awarded, has not been approved or finalized. “I think there has been a misunderstanding that we're doing something evil,” Cole said. “It's a park … We do not have a final plan.” Andy Reynolds, an architect with A2H, the firm in charge of designing the park, made a brief presentation at the meeting and found himself bombarded with statements from people who want no part of the park. Addressing the alleged traffic issues, Cole
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said the city has already conducted a seven-day study on the road and concluded that 95 percent of the drivers on the road are not speeding excessively. He said that's a better number than other streets in Munford. Nevertheless, the people in attendance continued to voice their opposition to the park in their neighborhood. “We don't want it here mayor,” said Kathy Icenhour, the most outspoken member of the group. “What do we have to do?” In other matters: • Cole announced that public works superintendent Lynn Hughey and city manager Neal Hunter are retiring. A luncheon will be held to honor Hunter on Dec. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at City Hall. • The fire department contract with Atoka, which is up for renewal in 2013, is under review by the city attorney, Cole said. • A resolution passed
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Continued from A1 told the Washington Post. “I touched Brown on his shoulders on his shoulders and asked if he was okay. Tears ran down his face, but he did not cry out loud.” Other passengers offered to give up their seats in first class, according to Knighton, but the cabin crew refused, citing a rule that seating changes cannot be made after the doors close on the plane. A spokesperson for Delta admits the company was in the wrong. "An internal review is already underway to understand what occurred and take appropriate action. What is clear is that we did not care for this customer the way we should have. This incident doesn’t reflect the care with which Delta people serve our customers every day, and it doesn’t reflect the high regard we hold for those who do and have served
our country." McKee said though humiliated, he knows Brown will bounce back. Now it’s just a matter of Delta treating veterans with respect. “What bothers me is the cabin crew forgot this was a United States Marine right there in that chair. He’s given almost the ultimate sacrifice for this country; he should be given total respect and consideration as we do when we bring remains home from veterans who have been killed in the war. He expects no less and should get no less respect.” McKee, who has recently started a local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, makes his frustration very clear. “It could have been fixed anywhere along the way with common sense,” said McKee. “At the check-in counter, the boarding personnel, the flight crew. It could have
been an easy fix and Delta would have been getting praise today for helping a wounded warrior instead of disgrace and humiliate him.” Brown, a native of Munford, was injured during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan a year ago. He lost both of his legs and in the year since has learned to walk with prosthetics. While hunting in Alabama on the trip that preceded his Delta flight, he contracted an infection and sought medical attention when he arrived back in Washington, D.C. He and his mother, Lyn Braden-Reed, returned to Tipton County Tuesday evening, but could not comment on the matter as it is now being handled by the U.S. Marine Corps. Munford Mayor Dwayne Cole, also a longtime family friend, said his heart went out to
curity measures are not released to the public, however, for the safety of the students. Even with safety measures in place, Barnes knows not everything can be prevented. "You can't stop everything. You just can't." Marshall said an incident like the one in Sandy Hook last week is the schools' worst nightmare. "We'll do what we have to do to protect our kids," he said. "Lord knows that's our worst nightmare, if something like that were to happen, but we have things in place if it does." Code red What happens if a gunman enters one of Tipton County's schools? District-wide, there is a critical incident plan that will go into effect. The plan, like security procedures, is never released to the public, however various drills are conducted throughout the year. There is a consistent, color-coded system for lockdown situations. Code red, for example, means there's an active shooter on the premises. The schools also regularly practice lockdown drills, just as they do fire drills, to increase familiarity with procedures should the unthinkable happen. "Just like that fire drill,
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The safety of our kids is number one. DR. COURTNEY FEE ASST. PRINCIPAL, MHS
those kids know immediately what to do," Barnes said. "When you know what to do, your mind's going to go right there and you go where you need to go." The only thing police will release is that should a shooting or another dangerous situation take place at one of the schools, parents should turn to the media to find out where to be reunited with their children. "There's a plan where the children will be safely evacuated from the school and be reunited with their parents," she said. Heroes and SROs From the tragedy in Newtown, teachers and administrators who died defending their students emerged as heroes. MHS assistant principal Courtney Fee said she knows local teachers would not hesitate to do the same. "Every day educators do everything they can to make students safe," she said. "We have a
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suspect. He was booked into the Lauderdale County Jail Friday on a $500,000 bond. Additionally, Grandberry was arrested in Covington on Nov. 26 after leading police on a foot pursuit He was pulled over because the music in the vehicle he was driving was loud. He fled when dispatchers advised officers he was wanted for burglary and other crimes in several neighboring counties.
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CB when he heard news of his alleged mistreatment. “My heart went out to CB because I know him personally,” he said. “He was sick, he had a fever, he was rolled to the back of the plane. It was not a safe position for him to be in. The decisions that were made on the plane were inexcusable.” The mayor said he wishes Brown had been treated better. “Delta’s admitted they failed, which is true, and they can address this at the corporate level. Hopefully the corporate mentally will change. Every American hero should be treated as such, every wounded warrior, every military person should be treated as a superstar.”
building full, a district full, of teachers who'd do just that. The safety of our kids is number one." Essential to that safety is the presence of a school resource officer like Penny Barnes. Each principal in her city said they wished she was stationed at their school all day. "She's been over here a lot this week," said Munford Middle School Principal Vicky Shipley. "I wish we could keep her." Hiring other SROs, however, is not possible right now. "We need her here 100 percent of the time right now," said Marshall. "You hear about cuts that are coming down … we can't afford to cut our safety measures. This is the most important thing and, whatever it takes, we've got to keep security in place as well as trying to find funds." Despite being stretched thin, Barnes does what she can to ensure Munford parents are confident their children are safe in school. Though Richardson has been flooded with calls at the elementary school, Marshall said he has not received a single one. "I hope the reputation we have out there is that safety for our students is our number one goal."
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Schools should not be more dangerous than war zones Friday in Afghanistan a soldier was killed and three others wounded by a suicide bomber near a base in the southern region of the country. Friday morning in Memphis, two officers were shot, one of them fatally, while serving a search warrant at a suspected drug house in Memphis, Tennessee, the fifth most dangerous city in this country. An hour later in Newtown, Connecticut, 20 children and 8 adults were shot to death at an elementary school in one of the 100 safest cities in America. I don’t know what I can say about Friday’s events other than admitting to being more terrified to send my kids to school than listen to my friends in law enforcement checking in for their shifts on the radio, involved in high speed pursuits or responding to a dangerous scene where weapons are present. It’s a sad day when more children and teachers die at school than soldiers die at war. My friends go to work with body armor and guns; my kids go to school with backpacks and pencils. I shouldn’t be more worried for their safety than the safety of my friends who put OFF THE RECORD their lives on the line in the ECHO DAY name of public safety. I should be able to send them to school and know they’ll be safe, know they’ll be mad when I pick them up after school because they’re not ready to leave and know they’ll still be around to argue with one another all night long. It shouldn’t feel like I’m sending them into a war zone and I’m angry with the people who’ve turned something so innocent and routine into something so terrifying. I am reminded, in times like this, how precious life really is and how important (and comforting) it is to put my faith and trust in the Lord. For the families of the soldier, MPD Officer Martoiya Lang, the school principal, the first grade teacher, the school psychologist, the other adults and the 20 children killed last week, I offer my prayers of peace, of comfort, of strength, of hope that the good in humanity will prevail. May we never forget. “Do not be overcome by evil, overcome evil with good.” – Romans 12:21
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Once the Thanksgiving festivi- said softly under my breath, “I ties were over, we knew Christmas hope Santy wasn’t watching back was just around the corner. This is last summer when Paul, Lynn, probably the most exciting time in Arvis, Bud, Emerson and I went a small child’s life with all the dra- skinny dipping at Mud Hollow ma, questions, secrets and expecta- when we were told not to go.” tions about to unravel. Boy, I hope I slipped Each year presented that little trip by unnoa better and bigger ticed. But, you never Christmas, something know. A few times all of us looked forward on the playground we to in anticipation of our actually were afraid toys and gifts. Santy was going to byAs far back as I can pass us and sleigh ride remember, Santa Claus to the rest of the kids. always came to see me My heart jumped up although sometimes past my throat. I began to wonder by The only way we some of the comments could come up with that Momma and Dadour presents from SanSOUTHERN RAISIN' dy would make. Such ty was the fall Sears O TIS G RIFFIN as, “you had better be a and Roebucks catalog good boy, mind yo’ mandelivered in the mail. ners, behave yo’ self.” Of course, Also, we usually got a Spiegel the favorite phrase ‘ack-right’ catalog, but there weren’t as many chunked in at the last breath. Nev- treasures in that small book. So er failed. This meant watch your most of the time we just quickly “p’s and q’s” for us redneck South- skimmed it and went to the granderners. daddy of all catalogs. About two or three weeks beAs Christmas got near and when fore Santy was to pay everyone a I got home from school, I would visit, the subject would come up at skip and ask Momma, “where school and each youngster would was the big Sears catalog?” Sure start telling what he or she wanted enough, it would be handy over for Christmas. Very seldom did on the corner table in the kitchen. anyone ever say I’m gonna’ get I was so young that I didn’t realthis or that, because you didn’t ize at the time, but the corners of know what Santy might want to some of the pages were turned bring as it depended on just how down and neatly creased. Forget good you had been all year. the fat part of the catalog, since Neighbor, a few times I sat down all I wanted was the toy section. and pondered the situation and Initially Momma and Daddy only
Living with arthritis Dear Editor, Over 1.1 million people in Tennessee are living with arthritis and it is our nation’s leading cause of disability. As Congress seeks to avoid the fiscal cliff before January 3rd, they must also address two important Medicare issues. Without action, a $1900 hard cap on therapy will be automatically enacted for Medicare patients on December 31st. Currently, when Medicare patients require physical or occupational therapy beyond the Medicare spending cap, patients can file for an exception to continue their coverage of medically necessary treatments. Without appropriate therapies, Medicare patients will require additional treatments, doctor’s visits, and surgeries, ultimately resulting in increased Medicare spending. Additionally, Congress must address Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) or physician payment for treating Medicare patients will be reduced by 27%. Many Tennessee doctors will be unable to afford serving disabled and elderly patients. If physicians stop accepting Medicare patients, where will our most vulnerable receive care? Medicare spending will again increase as patients lose access to preventative care. Congress holds the key to easing the pain of people who suffer with arthritis. I urge Senator Alexander and Senator Corker take action: Extend the therapy cap and address the SGR. Yours sincerely, Keith Moschitta
The President was in Michigan have to pay union dues in order to this week on what looked like a get or keep a job. campaign event. He was The President said there to encourage the that Michigan legislapeople of that state to tors shouldn’t be takcontinue to deny working ing away the people’s people the right to get or right to bargain for keep a job without having better wages or workto pay union dues; and to ing conditions. But continue to perpetuate a no one, in passing a system that will keep our right-to-work law, is auto industry from betaking away workers’ ing able to compete in the rights. They’re actually D.C. VIEW world marketplace. giving them a new right Despite the president’s SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER -- the right not to have trip, on Dec. 10th, Michito pay union dues in gan became the 24th right-to-work order to get or keep a job. Workstate in the United States the next ers have the right to collectively day. This new law will ensure that bargain. Federal laws have recemployees in Michigan do not ognized that since the 1930s. But
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mentioned Santy every few days, but as time drew closer the subject came up everyday. Beloved, I knew what I wanted. Everything in the book. That was easy, but it didn’t work that way. At this age I’m not sure why Santy made his rules the way he did, but each youngster was only allowed so much as Southerners share with each other. We were told if we get too much than other kids would be deprived, so this selecting process gets a little tedious, toucheous and difﬁcult. What if Don got one of my toys? Then I would be missing my favorite. That’s not fair. So when we had recess on the school playground, we got in a huddle to check and see what each tree bender wanted so we wouldn’t mess up Santy’s long register. Momma and Daddy told me to make a list of what I wanted and check it twice, ’cause Santy would know who was “naughty or nice”. These ﬂashbacks of naughty this past summer are driving me crazy, but I’m scared to apologize. I hope no one really knows for sure. Trying to out “ﬁgger” grownups is agonizing, as they always know what you are thinking. I Hope Santy Couldn’t See From His House….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.
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Thanks to Rose Dear editor, I would like to thank Brother Carlton Rose at Rose of Sharon for the beautiful thing he does each year with Christmas City. We took our grandchildren Friday night and, as always, they loved it. On Saturday night, we went to Starry Nights in Memphis. After driving an hour and a half to get there, we then had to sit another hour and a half to get
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Lower debt levels mean greater investment opportunities In the past few years, Americans Consequently, you want may have done a pretty good job of want to consider these suggeswhittling down their debt load. If tions: you’re in this group, you may now • Increase your contributions to have a chance to use your lower your retirement plan. Try to put level of indebtedness to your ad- more money into your employervantage — by investing for the sponsored retirement plan, such future. as a 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b). Your Consider the numbers: In 2007, contributions are typically made just before the ﬁnanwith pretax dollars, so the cial crisis, the country’s more you invest, the lower household debt service your taxable income. Plus, ratio was about 14 peryour earnings can grow on cent. (The debt service a tax-deferred basis. ratio is the ratio of debt • Fully fund your IRA. payments, including You can put in up to $5,000 mortgages and consumper year (as of 2012) to a er debt, to disposable traditional or Roth IRA, or personal income.) But $6,000 if you’re 50 or older. FINANCIAL FOCUS by 2012, this ﬁgure had A traditional IRA grows STEVEN J. JONES dipped below 11 pertax-deferred, while a Roth cent, the lowest level since 1994. IRA can grow tax-free, provided These ﬁgures are national aver- you meet certain conditions. ages, but they do translate into • Fill in “gaps” in your ﬁnancial real-life savings for many of us. strategy. With a little extra money If you’re in this group — that is, each month, can you ﬁnd ways to if you’ve lowered your debt pay- ﬁll in the “gaps” in your ﬁnancial ments noticeably — what should strategy? For example, do you you do with this “found” money? have sufﬁcient life insurance and Of course, you could spend it on disability income insurance? Or material objects, which, in some can you add some investments cases, may make your life more that can help diversify your overpleasant today. But you’d prob- all portfolio? While diversiﬁcation ably be better off by devoting your can’t guarantee proﬁts or protect ﬁnancial resources to your goals against loss, it can help reduce the for tomorrow, such as college for effects of volatility on your holdyour children and, eventually, a ings. comfortable retirement lifestyle for • Build an emergency fund. It’s yourself. a good idea to build an emergency
Continued from A4 in at the gate; it was the most boring thing I had ever seen. No scenes, just lights, and they did not keep the attention of the kids; our three-year-old went to sleep. The only thing there to represent Jesus was a little of the manger where Jesus was born. There was nothing to show the children about Christ and what his life represents. But if you go to Christmas City, not only do you see where Jesus was born, you see what He did for people all His life and even see the death where He was laid in the tomb. Our nine-year-old asked questions about Jesus and what all He did. It was a pleasure to tell her what a great person Je-
sus was and how He still does things for us every day. Even our nine-yearold asked where the life of Jesus was at Starry Nights. Once again, thank you, Brother Rose, for a wonderful place for everyone to go to see the story about a wonderful man and his work. And I encourage everyone to carry their children to Christmas City to see and learn the true meaning of Christmas. Please know there is a donation box at the end and it is a true pleasure to donate to a place that shows the life of Jesus and the true meaning for this season. Two $20 fee at Starry Nights would be much better utilized at our Christmas City. Stanley Scott Covington
The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility during the week of Dec. 9-15.
▪ Adams, Courtney Jerome, 26, domestic assault, Dec. 7, TCSO ▪ Ayers, Anthony Alvin, 21, DUI first offense, reckless driving, open container; Dec. 9, CPD ▪ Bland, Nicholas Rashun, 18, vandalism, criminal trespass; Dec. 9, CPD ▪ Bolding, Connie Ray, 51, DUI first offense, Dec. 10, TCSO ▪ Booker, Quentin Lavelle, 40, agg. assault with injury, Dec. 13, TCSO ▪ Brown, Marcus Olandus, 26, failure to pay child support, vandalism, theft over $10,000; Dec. 13, TCSO ▪ Brown, Susan Elizabeth, 39, domestic assault, child abuse/neglect; Dec. 10, TCSO ▪ Carlton, Angela Darlene, 31, truancy (minor), Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Carr, Diana Lynn, 57, theft, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Carruthers, Jalessa Anea, 23, shoplifting, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Carter, Yolanda Renae, 42, theft merchandise $500 or less, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Childress, Joshua Wayne, 32, initiate meth manuf., poss. firearm felon, poss. sch. II drug, poss. drug paraphernalia with intent; Dec. 12, TCSO ▪ Childress, Kelly Annette, 41, initiate meth. manuf., promotion of meth manuf., poss. sch. II drug; Dec. 12, TCSO ▪ Cochran, Jamie Kathleen, 28, failure to pay child support, Dec. 12, TCSO ▪ Cole, Artavia Demont, 27, DUI first offense, altering plates, open
container; Dec. 9, MPD ▪ Davis, Linda Paulette, 69, worthless check, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Dean, Corey Harvey, 36, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, impeding traffic; Dec. 14, CPD ▪ Fayne, Litika Latrice, 33, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, Dec. 11, BPD ▪ Gass, George David, 77, domestic assault, Dec. 12, BPD ▪ Gibbs, Kenneth Lewis, 25, poss. firearm dangerous felon, poss. drug para. with intent, poss. sch. II with intent; Dec. 15, CPD ▪ Gillihan, James Franklin, 36, theft under $10,000, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Hall, Michele Page, 40, theft under $500, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Herbert, Shinitha Shermaine, 45, theft merchandise $500 or less, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Holland, Barry Louis, 36, domestic assault, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Holliday, Jonathan Murray, 20, underage consumption, open container; Dec. 9, BPD ▪ Hughlett, James David, 27, poss. sch. II, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Hurdle, Perry Bernard, 47, failure to pay child support, Dec. 10, CPD ▪ Jelks, Linda Marsherrit, 23, theft merchandise $500 or less, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Johnson, Ricky Franklin, 48, agg. assault with injury, Dec. 15, CPD ▪ Kidd, Isaac Channing, 18, poss. sch. VI, Dec. 14, TCSO ▪ Lawrence, Robert Alan, 19, underage consumption, open container; Dec. 9,
fund containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses. Without such a fund, you may be forced to dip into long-term investments to pay for unexpected costs, such as a large bill from the doctor or a major car repair. Keep the money in a liquid, low-risk account. • Establish a 529 plan. If you have children or grandchildren whom you would like to help get through college, you might want to contribute to a 529 plan. Your earnings grow tax-free, provided withdrawals are used for qualiﬁed higher education expenses. Plus, your contributions may be deductible from your state taxes. (Be aware, though, that withdrawals used for purposes other than qualiﬁed education expenses may be subject to federal and state taxes, plus a 10% penalty.) Reducing your debt level can remove some stress from your life. And you’ll gain even more beneﬁts from debt reduction by using your savings to speed your progress toward your important ﬁnancial goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Steven Jones is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Atoka. Visit him at 360 Atoka McLaughlin Drive or call 901-8379772.
Continued from A4 took a look at a map of the United States at night with the lights showing that most of the people lived in the east or out west. The center of the market is where you wanted to be if you are making big, heavy things, and the center of the market had moved toward the southeast. So Nissan looked aggressively at Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. But then they looked at something else—none of the states north of us had a right-to-work law. They had a very different labor environment. So Nissan came to Tennessee. They weren’t the only ones. General Motors and the United Auto
BPD ▪ Lemons, Sedrick Antwain, 24, driving on rev./canc./susp. license x 2, Dec. 13, TCSO ▪ Lenagar, Christopher Brian, 28, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, Dec. 9, BPD ▪ Maclin, Robert Dewayne, 32, theft, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Martin, Vernon William, 40, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, Dec. 13, TCSO ▪ McGowan, Mersadies Katlyn, 18, underage consumption, open container; Dec. 9, BPD ▪ Medlin, Jimmie Kevin, 36, failure to pay child support, Dec. 13, TCSO ▪ Mitchell, Justin Deandre, 23, domestic assault, assault; Dec. 13, CPD ▪ Moore, Darrien Louis, 35, burglary, criminal trespass, vandalism; Dec. 15, TCSO ▪ Pearson, Royour Deshawn, 32, rape, Dec. 12, CPD ▪ Pierson, Reiko Amai, 19, agg. assault no injury, resisting, assault; Dec. 9, CPD ▪ Sanders, Perry Eugene, 35, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, Dec. 10, TCSO ▪ Shackelford, Nathan Matthew, 28, theft over $1,000, Dec. 10, TCSO ▪ Shokouh-Amiri Solomon John, 19, underage consumption, open container; Dec. 9, BPD ▪ Sisco, Kevin Dwayne, 28, poss. sch. II, domestic assault; Dec. 11, BPD ▪ Smith, Angela Lynn, 35, shoplifting, assault, resisting, evading arrest; Dec. 12, CPD ▪ Smith, Kimbarlee Elaine, 50, domestic assault, Dec. 12, APD ▪ Smith, Zeno Lamae,
Workers’ partnership came to Tennessee with a Saturn plant. They still have an important General Motors plant there where the workers are members of the United Auto Workers, but Tennessee is a right-to-work state. Over the last 30 years, there have probably been a dozen large assembly plants built in the Southeastern United States. There are about 1,000 suppliers in our state today.
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Most Wanted Seen one of these people?
If so, call: 24-hour number: Central Dispatch 901-475-4300 Sheriff’s Office Tipline: 901-475-3307; email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tipton County CrimeStoppers 901-476-4411 Or contact any local law enforcement agency to report any of these people.
Bernard, Chaunquinn Joshaben Born: 2/23/1986 150 Towering Heights Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 Charge: Agg. burglary
Byberg, Michael Anthony Born: 7/22/1957 15 Coleman Rd. 13 Atoka, TN 38004 Charge: Agg. assault w/ injury
Flowers, Daniko Deon Born: 5/10/1988 219 Kincaid Dr. Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Agg. assault with injury x 2
Franks, Matthew Allen Born: 3/12/1984 4477 N. Hwy 51 Henning, TN 38041 Charge: Burglary
Mason, Michael Edward Born: 9/9/1985 786 Peeler Rd. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Delivery of marijuana, domestic assault
Mason, Torey Ester Born: 3/20/1974 Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. burglary (parole violation), child support, driving on rev. license, poss. marijuna
Nelson, Leif Edward Born: 10/22/1963 201 Bass St. Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Arson (parole violation)
Ruffin, Elton Tyrone Born: 3/4/1973 5229 Corkwood Dr. Memphis, TN 38127 Charge: Failure to pay child support x 2
Tolliver, Derrick Dawayne Born: 4/17/82 412 Habitat Cove Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. assault no injury, disregard traffic order
Williams, Christopher Allen Born: 12/27/1971 217 Boals St. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Failure to pay child support x 2
39, shoplifting, assault, resisting arrest, felony evading arrest; Dec. 12, CPD ▪ Somerville, Corey Lavelle, 26, poss. marijuana with intent to sell, poss. drug para. with intent to deliver; Dec. 13, CPD ▪ Spiller, Larry David, 49, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, Dec. 14, APD ▪ Stanback, Tamara Kiera, 23, DUI first offense, disregard traffic orders; Dec. 9, MPD ▪ Stark, Daniel Gene, 20, DUI first offense, Dec. 15, TCSO ▪ Stott, Gerald, 49, poss. firearm felon, poss. sch. II with intent, poss. controlled subtance, poss. drug para. with intent; Dec. 9, CPD ▪ Sutton, Colton Jeffrey, 19, underage consumption, open container; Dec. 9, BPD ▪ Teusher, Brittany Michelle, 19, underage consumption, open container; Dec. 9, BPD ▪ Troyer, Bradley Wayne, 48, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, Dec. 10, BPD ▪ Troyer, Patricia Sue, 48, poss. sch. IV, Dec. 10, BPD ▪ Weathers, Rickey Arnell, 39, agg. assault with injury, Dec. 9, CPD ▪ Wilks, Vargie Jean, 56, worthless check, Dec. 10, TCSO ▪ Williams, Deborah Sue, 47, domestic assault, Dec. 12, BPD ▪ Williams, Marcus Orlando, 36, theft, Dec. 12, TCSO ▪ Willis, Karry Marie, 49, worthless check, Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Willis, Selena Dawn, 30, agg. burglary, theft under $10,000; Dec. 11, TCSO ▪ Worrles, Marshall Louis, 39, failure to pay child support, Dec. 14, 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 Betty Jane Ballard McLillie May 2, 1937 – December 12, 2012
Betty Jane Ballard McLillie, wife of Ernest Elton McLillie passed from this life at her home on December 12, 2012, surrounded by her family, as well as many of the extended Ballard and McLillie families. She is loved and adored by her family. Her funeral services were held in the chapel of the Covington Funeral Home on Sunday, December 16. Interment was in Ravenscroft Cemetery. She is also survived by her children – Kenneth, Debra, Robert, and Gina, her grandchildren – Brandi Goulder, Peyton Davis, Addison Davis and her loving sister, Catherine (Sis) Cupples. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www. covingtonfuneralhome.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) December 20, 2012
Date of Death – December 14, 2012 Carolyn Mathis died in a car accident on December 14, 2012. She was a distinguished American Sign Language interpreter and advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing community for over 30 years. Her interpreting assignments ranged from the Clinton tour bus in 1992 to Bill Haslam’s inauguration in 2011. She was past president of the Tennessee Registered Interpreters for the Deaf. At the time of her death, she was employed by Hamilton CapTel as the Outreach Coordinator for the Tennessee Captioned Telephone Program. Carolyn loved traveling, fine cuisine and people. She had a knack for meeting famous people. Carolyn was a free-spirited, fun-loving, mother, wife and
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friend. She is survived by her beloved husband John, her dear children Tony Ward, Tara Ward, John S. Mathis, Jason Mathis, Pamela Welch, Thomas Mathis, and Tim Mathis and her cherished grandchildren Andrew Stonecipher, Charis Ward, Daniel Mathis, and Abigail Welch. She is also survived by her mother Eleanor Cerminero, sister Lisa Shelton, and brother Ritchie Parker. Visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 5-8 p.m. and services will be Thursday at 2 p.m., all at the Munford Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Helen Crigger Cemetery. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) December 20, 2012
William “Bill” Grimsinger Date of Death – December 18, 2012
William “Bill” Grimsinger, 64, of Drummonds, died on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital. He formerly worked in the maintenance department at the University Club of Memphis and was a member of New Beginnings Church. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dianna Grimsinger; daughters Mary Catherine Herren and Misti Dawn Grimsinger; son Joseph Gillenwater; sister Josephine Thomas; brother Ray Grimsinger; and a grandson, Anthony Herren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Beginnings Church Building Fund, 2357 Wilkinsville Road, Drummonds, TN 38023. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) December 20, 2012
William “Bill” Pilkington
September 8, 1932 – December 14, 2012 William “Bill” Pilkington, 80, of Covington, passed away on Friday, December 14. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 18 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Covington Memorial Gardens. He was a retired lineman with T. V. A., an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Clara Pilkington; one daughter, Lisa Byrd of Henning; one son, Eric Pilkington of Henning; one grandson, Clayton Byrd of Henning; one sister, Peggy Smith of Dyersburg and one brother, Herman Pilkington of Dyersburg. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www. covingtonfuneralhome.com.
Mary Elizabeth Scurlock
December 24, 1931 – December 18, 2012 Mary Elizabeth Scurlock, 88, a retired worker for Kirsch and member of Immanuel Baptist Church, died on December 18, 2012. She is survived by her sister, sister, Carolyn Harper of Covington; nieces, Frances Harper Mion (Gerardo) Memphis and Renee Wooten (Rusty) of Covington; great-nephew, Benton Wooten of Covington. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill Jacques. Visitation was held Wednesday night from 5-8 at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. The funeral services for Mrs. Scurlock will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.. Interment will be at R.H. Munford Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Rialto Baptist Church or Immanuel Baptist Church. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) December 20, 2012
The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) December 20, 2012
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Community Events The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, www.covingtonleader.com December 27 The Covington Saddle Club will have a reorganization/election meeting for 2013 officers and board members at BancorpSouth (815 Hwy. 51 North) at 7 p.m. Everyone who is a board member or is interested in becoming one is encouraged to attend. For more info call 476-5702. January 8 A Munford and Drummonds area Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at the Quito/ Drummonds Volunteer Fire Department from 7-8 p.m. For more information call Barbara Borum at 837-3244. January 9 The second annual Exchange Club Fish Fry will be held at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. The menu will include fried fish, blackened catfish, hush puppies, fries and slaw. Carry outs will be available at 5:30 p.m and dine in from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $7 per plate. February 12 A Munford and Drummonds area Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at the Quito/ Drummonds Volunteer Fire Department from 7-8 p.m. For more information call Barbara Borum
at 837-3244. ON-GOING EVENTS The Home Plate Café in Munford and the Military Order of the Purple Heart have teamed up to offer free coffee to all veterans, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS, and public works personnel every Friday until noon during the holiday season and maybe beyond. This is our way of saying “thanks” for your service, and for watching over our families during our Combat Service. The student-run Christmas tree stand is now located in front of Brighton High School. It is open until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 5 p.m. on the weekends. During school hours, please visit the front office of the school if no one is at the stand. Beginning adult watercolor classes to be taught by Barrie Foster in Tipton County will start in January 2013. No previous art experience is necessary. All supplies are furnished. Please call Barrie Foster at 212-7890 for more details. Cook Portable Warehouses, located at 215 Hwy 51 S. in Covington, will be collecting Toys for Tots from Nov. 1 to Dec. 11. Donations will be accepted Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. UT Extension Tipton County Master Gardener is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2013 Master Gardener Program. UT Extension trains local members of the community as volunteers to help provide sound, practical researchbased horticulture. Mas-
OBITUARY POLICY The Leader publishes a brief obituary free of charge as a courtesy to the bereaved. To provide personalization of a loved one’s information, additional details may be published for an additional charge ($30-100, depending upon length of obituary). Please call or email for our pricing policies. Photographs also may be published. Obituaries are accepted from licensed funeral homes or from family members providing proof of death through a crematorium or medical research facility. For further information, call 901-476-7116 or email eday@ covingtonleader.com.
ter Gardeners also help solve other home gardening problems. The class will begin in January and will span 14 weeks of classes in all things horticultural, including basic botany and plant science, landscaping, trees, flowers, vegetables, fruits, lawns, gardening equipment, insect control and
chemicals used in a residential lawn or garden. Classes will also include field trips to identify trees, insects, weeds, and plants. This year the local association will offer one paid scholarship to a participant. For more information, call 476-0231 or visit www.tiptoncountymastergardeners.com.
By Janet Tharpe
New Look for Crowd-Pleasing Potato Skins “Potato skins are always a favorite appetizer ... it’s nice to do an updated, more elegant version!”
otato skins are an appetizer few can resist. What’s not to love about crispy potatoes, melty cheese and crunchy bacon?! Perfect for holiday entertaining, home cook Melissa Sperka created an elegant update to this classic app. Nested Potato Skins will please the kids, impress the adults, and be gone before you know it! See step-by-step photos of Melissa’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks everywhere at: www.justapinch.com/nested You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch”...
Melissa Sperka Greensboro, NC (pop. 269,666)
Nested Potato Skins
What You Need 3 c grated russet potatoes to remove excess moisture; don’t 2 beaten egg whites rinse. 3/4 c shredded Parmesan • Mix together potatoes, egg whites, 1 1/2 tsp salt Parmesan and seasonings. Scoop 1 tsp onion powder 1/4-cup of potato mixture into 1/2 tsp garlic powder each muffin cup and press firmly 1 1/2 c shredded colby jack cheese onto bottom and up sides.Spray 16 oz sour cream each nest with cooking spray. 5 slices bacon, cooked and Bake 20-25 minutes or until crumbled golden brown. 1 1/2 tsp salt • Remove from oven and run an 1 tsp onion powder off set spatula or knife carefully 1/2 tsp garlic powder around edges to loosen. Cool 1/4 c chopped fresh chives or in pan for 5 minutes before parsley removing. To assemble, sprinkle freshly ground pepper each nest with shredded colby Directions jack cheese, pipe in sour cream, • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. sprinkle with bacon and garnish Spray 12-cup muffin tin with with chopped chives. Serve warm. cooking spray and set aside. Grate Note: As a time saver, frozen hash potatoes and blot with paper towel browns, thawed, may be used. Submitted by: Melissa Sperka, Greensboro, NC (pop. 269,666)
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Why gun-free zones don’t work Gun-frees zones do not work. against the innocent and the helpless. With just one exception, every public Satan has always hated children. (We shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. often leave out Herod’s mass murder of children in the Christin which more than mas story.) Guns are already three people have banned in schools, which is been killed has taken exactly why the shootings place where citizens happen in schools. “A school are not allowed to caris a ‘helpless-victim zone,’” ry guns. says Richard Mack, a former But aren’t guns Arizona sheriff. dangerous? Research Criminals who will murder the number of shoottheir own mother will ignore ings at gun shows. your cute little sign saying, It is zero. There are ”No guns allowed.” Shop200 million privately ping malls, churches, schools owned firearms in our David Peel and temples are picked, as country. Unless you Peel Law Firm they will offer no defense. melt down every sin“Preventing any adult at gle one, criminals will always have guns. The only ques- a school from having access to a firetion is will armed defenders confront arm eliminates any chance the killer can be stopped in time to prevent a them before they kill at will? In the tragic Newtown, Connecti- rampage,” said Jim Kouri of the Nacut, shooting, the evil killer first mur- tional Association of Chiefs of Police. dered his own mother and then stole The main reason against armed offiher legal guns. A five-foot tall female cials in schools is that it would not be principal bravely threw herself at the safe to allow “shootouts.” However, gunman with nothing to fight with. they hypocritically want the police to In school shootings, heroic teachers come and shoot the bad guy. It mathave resorted to wielding “weapons” ters not which bullet kills the gunlike chairs, fire extinguishers and even man! As the saying goes, “When secthemselves. These evil madmen rage onds count, police are just minutes
away.” In Salt Lake City, Utah, a citizen with a gun stopped a knife-wielding man as he began stabbing two people in a store. A guy pulled a gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon. By the time officers arrived, employees and shoppers had subdued the suspect. Police had high praise for the gun carrying man who ended the hysteria. Lt. Brian Purvis said, “This was a volatile situation that could have gotten worse. We can only assume from what we saw it could have gotten worse. He was definitely in the right place at the right time.” Dozens of other shoppers are also thankful for the gun carrying man. I wish there was one in the front row of that tragic Aurora movie theater, and one in that Newtown school hallway. 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.
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Community members may remember Aerial Frost, a young mother in her twenties who had been accepted into the Tennessee Technology Center of Covington with dreams of becoming a nurse. In October 2011, Aerial was a passenger in a car accident that left her fighting for her life. She was brought to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis with a severe open head concussion which left her unresponsive for a period of 60 days following the accident. During this time her doctors did not expect that she would live. Even after she opened her eyes, she was unable to talk or move any part of her body, and was dependent upon a ventilator and stomach tube. Her stay at the MED lasted three months. Aerial’s mother, Kathleen Frost, states that she and the rest of the family cared for Aerial faithfully during this time and refused to give up. Her sister Ashley, who had two children of her own, took it upon herself to raise Aerial’s three-year-old daughter, Arihana. Kathleen says that the community was very supportive as well and prayed faithfully for the family. With her daughter fighting for life in the hospital, Kathleen says that other obstacles began accumulating. “Everything fell apart at home,” she remembers, recounting how, among other mishaps, her roof started leaking and caused so much damage that the house was uninhabitable. “I had to try to have that patched up in between going back and forth to the hospital...I depended on the Lord, prayed all the time and tried to keep a smile on my face.” When Aerial was finally able to be released from the hospital, she had to be transported to a family member’s home temporarily until Kathleen was able to get her house repaired. She was still dependent on the ventilator and feeding tube, had no use of her extremities and was unable to talk. Aerial’s care requires nurses to stay with her 20 hours a day. She has been weaned off of the ventilator and is able to eat pureed foods. The nurses and Kathleen are now able to get Aerial out of the bed to exercise her arms, hands and legs. Kathleen says that her goal is to place Aerial in a good rehabilitation center to assist in the full therapy Aerial needs, including speech, physical and occupational therapy which she cannot receive at home. Kathleen’s outlook is optimistic; she believes that with such therapy Aerial can continue to progress and eventually be a part of the community and her family again.
Jeff McMillian, Doctor of Optometry 185 Wesley Reed Dr. Suite E • Atoka, TN 38004 (901) 840-EYES (3937) DECEMBER 2012 HAPPENINGS Save the Date: Our Board of Directors invites everyone to come by on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6-8:30 pm and join us in celebrating the season. We will be introducing our new director, Kerry Overton, and the staff of TCCA. There will be an Angel Tree from which you may take the name of one of our participants. They have written letters to Santa and told him what they would like to receive for Christmas. We hope you can join us at this festive get together and help us make our “Seniors” wishes come true. Refreshments will be served. TCCA Angel Tree: This Christmas we are asking the community to help us brighten our “Seniors” by taking one of their names from our angel Tree. These are the folks who regularly attend TCCA throughout the year. We would appreciate your help in bringing a smile to their faces. Please call the office to see how you can participate. Their wishes are small but the joy these gifts bring is great!
Aerial Frost with 3-year-old daughter Arihana before her devastating car accident in October of last year. “We need the community to come together to help give Aerial the care she needs to get back into the community,” Kathleen says. Her request is that if anyone in the community is able to make donations or to raise funds or awareness for Aerial’s condition, they can feel free to contact her. Any donations will go directly to an account at Regions and will be saved for Aerial’s placement in Shepherd’s Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, Ga. Kathleen adds that if anyone is willing to help but cannot make a donation, the family has needs for Aerial that require manual labor, such as the building of a ramp so that they can take her outside as part of her therapy. Kathleen invites the community to be involved in this capacity as well. For more information, please call Kathleen Frost at 569-2623.
On Friday, December 21 we will be having a participant pot-luck luncheon. This day will be for our seniors who regularly attend the senior center. Santa Claus will be visiting to hand out their Angel Tree gift. If you would like to volunteer to help on this special day, please call the Kerry, Kim or Darlene at 476-3333. TCCA and the Covington Senior Center will be closed on December 24th, 25th and 26th in honor of the Christmas Holiday. Just for Fun Fun stuff- Creative Aging Concert, La Don Jones, December 14; Holiday Cranium Crunches, December 4; Word Search puzzles, December 12; December 19 we are honored to have the Greater Grace Busy Bees at 9:30 and the TCCA Tappers at 10. Craft Club- The craft club meets this month on Tuesday December 11th at 10 a.m. in the dining hall of the CSC. Bible Study- Bible Study will be held at the CSC on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. This non-denominational class is open to all.
Feature-length movie by local producers will wrap up filming next week
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 a.m. in the craft room. Bingo- Bingo will be held in the dining hall of the CSC on Fridays December 7 & 28 beginning at 10 a.m. To Your Health Get Fit, Stay Fit- Join other seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the CSC for 45 minutes of great stretching and strengthening exercises. This is just right for everyone 55 and older. 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. 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. Caregiver Programs
Above left: On location in front of Sparky's Barbeque, costars Brittany Ham and H.T, Altman pause for an impromptu photo with child actors Russell Walden and Regan Britt Mullins. Above right: Shelley Van De Voort of Covington is on set at St. Matthews Episcopal Church with actors Donald Brooks and Russell Walden. Left: Dorf Armour on set as Captain Henderson.
“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 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.
Local production company Art Promotions, in conjunction with Yarbrough Media Productions, is currently filming "Christmas Ride," a feature-length film by Memphis screenwriter Karen Francis. The movie is being filmed in Covington and features several local actors and actresses, as well as professional actor H. T. Altman, who has been credited in 16 feature films. Filming started shortly after Thanksgiving and is anticipated to conclude within the next week, at
which time the production will enter its editing stages. Producers say the release could be during this Christmas season, or sometime next year depending on how the production goes. Local filming locations include the former First Baptist Church building in downtown Covington, as well as the police station, the airport and in several local private homes. "Christmas Ride," a faith-based screenplay, is Francis' third altogether, though it is her pilot feature film production.
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• 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 meet the second Monday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The facilitator is Mr. Russell Lindsay. • 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. • TCCA Breast Health Wellness Group- Please join facilitator, Sue Wheeler on the second Monday of the month at Covington Senior Center dining room from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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
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Tipton County and the Civil War Compiled by Russell B. Bailey Tipton County Historian The end of October 1862 found Bragg’s Confederate army retreating from Kentucky. Two diaries record the march of Cheatham’s Division including Tipton’s soldiers: Oct.10: Arrived at camp one mile from Bryantsville from Harrodsburg 16 miles. Oct. 13: Moved at daylight through Bryantsville, "Camp Dick Robertson" and Lancaster; 19 miles. Oct. 14: Crossed Dick's River, Crab Orchard and camped at Mount Vernon, 19 miles. Oct. 15: March 8 miles to Big Rock Castle River and encamped; enemy skirmishing with our rear. Passed "Camp Wild Cat." Oct. 16: Marched 5 miles to Little Rock Cas-
tle River and encamped. Skirmishing still kept up with the enemy. Oct. 17: Passed London and camped at Laurel Creek - 16 miles. Oct. 18: Marched 18 miles, passing thru Barboursville; camped on the Cumberland. Oct. 19: Moved through Flat Lick along the margin of the Cumberland River to Cumberland Ford -16 miles. Oct. 20: Crossing Cumberland Gap to camp - 14 miles, passed into the Tennessee, having left Chattanooga for the campaign on Aug. 22. Oct. 21: Marched 5 miles, encamped on Powells River. Oct. 22: Passed through Tazewell crossing Clinch river, 18 miles. Oct. 23: Marched 12 miles passing through Maynardsville by Confederate hospital Oct. 24: Crossed Copper Ridge, camped on creek 4 miles from Knox-
Hi everyone, and merry Libby Click Christmas. As this paper arrives there will be only four days left until this wonderful celebration of Christ’s birth and all the joy and happiness that comes with it. We certainly don’t want to leave out all of the children as many of their dreams and “want” list comes true, especially now, after the disaster in Newtown, Conn. last week. The pain for the families of the children and teachers that were murdered is almost unbearable. I would like to say congratulations to daughter Sherri Kidd, who received her Masters in Education this week. Salem Presbyterian Church Worship is at 11 a.m. each Sun. morning. Everyone is always invited. Charles Todd is the minister. We congratulate Staci Willey upon her graduation from U. T. Martin with a B.S. in Health and Human Performance with concentration in Exercise Science and Wellness and a Minor in Business
Administration. Happy birthdays this week go to Anna McIntyre, Linda Moody, Haylee McDill, Betty Honeycutt, Rachel Blakeman and Gerald Wilson, and next week, to Danny Scallions. Hope they are each the greatest! Sharon Presbyterian Church Worship is at 9 a.m. each Sunday morning. Everyone is always welcome. Charles Todd is the minister. We are always so grateful for our Dunlap residents that are able to be with us each week. We welcome all visitors, friends and members. On our prayer list this week we have Charlie Click, James Fee, Jean Harris, Mary Kirk, Lorrie Martin, Martha McQuiston, Mary Moffatt, Edgar Moses, Danny Salmon, Marvin Turnage and John Wallace. Covington Church of Christ Worship is at 8:45 a.m. and again at 11 a.m., and on Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. Bible study is on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and again on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Mike Rogers is our preacher and Jeff Phillips is our youth director. We have many on
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Hello everybody! I hope you’re all doing well this week. We are looking forward to Christmas and the blessed birthday of the King! I do hope and pray you all realize that Christmas is all about God, and the sacrifice He made when He allowed His only Son Jesus to come to earth as a baby and try to help people understand how important His Heavenly Father should be in all of our lives.
Johnny Blyue The Gilt Edge Church of Christ, beginning on January 6, will be having Sunday night worship at 5 p.m. due to the recent time change. The times of worship are Sunday Bible study at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study at 7:30 p.m. We have been blessed with pretty weather lately, especially for December. Many families are making last minute Christmas shopping runs and preparing for family dinners. As of now the
ville, 18 miles where they received ample food, warm clothes and soap. Oct. 26: “Very cold and snowing; we have but few tents; how strange things look forest green and the ground covered with 3 foot of snow…2,500 of our troops leave daily on the train for Chattanooga.” Oct. 29: Marched to Knoxville, boarded train, arrived at Chattanooga. Oct. 30-31: Left Chattanooga; arrived at Bridgeport, 38 miles; repairing bridges. Nov. 2: Knoxville: Tipton’s oldest Confederate, 70-year old Captain Orrin D. Weaver, 51st Tennessee died at the Courthouse Hospital. Capt. Weaver was buried at the Bethel Confederate Cemetery. His effects were $5.00 and his faithful Negro servant Alex. After marching 500 miles in two months, the men of the 51st Tennessee arrived at Tullahoma
It’s sad that we are forced to wait until some tragic thing happens as did in Newtown, Conn. There are so many equations that go in to something like this massacre at Newtown, and at every massacre that has taken place these last few years. All I can say about this whole thing is that people need to proclaim Jesus as Lord and accept Him as their Savior and truly live for Him. Otherwise, these happenings store is very hectic. On the prayer list are those who are in the hospital, nursing home, military and their families who wait for their return home. Thank you for your service. I would like to take the time to ex-
by November 6. In Tipton, Confederates burned cotton at Richardson’s Landing on the 18th. On the 21st Federal cavalry fought with partisans near the Hatchie seven miles west of Brownsville. On the 22d, a force of the 55th Illinois Infantry and 6th Ill. Cavalry attacked a camp of Partisan Rangers at Shelby Depot (Brunswick). A newspaper reported that at least 10 homes were laid waste by the Federals because the owners were providing aid to the “guerrillas.” The next morning Col. Benjamin Grierson and the 6th Illinois skirmished with Captain Reuben Burrow’s cavalry north of the Depot at the bridge over the Loosahatchie River. Moving to the northeast, the Federals encamped that night two miles from Portersville. At daylight the next morning they dashed into town and made the inhabitants of
our prayer list at this time. We extend our deepest sympathy to Pat Stepenson in the death of her aunt Flora Proctor, to Mary Beasley in the death of her brother-inlaw Harlod Beasley and to Sherri Kidd in the death of her cousin Denny Denson. Happy birthdays to Emma Matlock, Jason Coats, Madison Johnson, Genie Renfroe, Neil Bringle, Jeff Coughlan and Chris Max. Hope they are each the greatest! Happy anniversary to Gene and Mary Jean Stockton. In closing, Charlie had his biopsy Monday morning of this week. The nurse said we should hear something by Wednesday. We hope they will get started with his treatment as soon as possible. Well, folks, I sincerely have enjoyed doing the Almyra column for several years. However, with so much going on at the present time in our lives, I’m going to have to stop writing. It’s my prayer that you all will have a blessed holiday and a very happy New Year. Hopefully 2013 will be a better year for everyone. Goodbye and may God bless you all!
will continue. I would like to share with you the address of the school just in case you would like to send a note of encouragement to let these families know someone out there cares and are praying for them. It is as follows: Sandy Hook Elementary School, 12 Dickenson Drive, Sandy Hook CT 06482. Pray for our country, our children and our leadership. Those are people we should be praying for every day! Until next week, which will be Christmas, keep Christ in Christmas this tend my deep sympathy to the family of Ms. Betty McLillie who passed last week. On an uplifting note, happy birthday to Les Gibson of Gilt Edge. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
year. I know that has gotten to be a cliché, but try it this year. This week, my challenge to you is to hug your children, and let them know how much you love them every day. I’m sure there are many parents today that wished they would have done that last Friday morning.
www.covingtonleader.com Beaver Creek is very densely wooded and the banks of the streams are generally steep and miry. The bridges are poorly constructed. “We killed in the different skirmishes 7, wounded between 20-30, took 17 prisoners, captured 22 head of horses and mules…and between 3040 shot-guns…”
Portersville and vicinity cook meals for the Illinois soldiers. Grierson’s Cavalry rode across Tipton to Randolph where they met the 48th Ohio Infantry; steamers took them to Memphis on the 24th. Grierson reported: “The country in the neighborhood of Randolph is almost entirely deserted. The face of the country is hilly and broken, heavily timbered. The bottomland…of Loosahatchie River and
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It was cold Monday night, Elaine Watkins after a warm weekend. It is supposed to be cold for Christmas too. On Tuesday night, James and I attended the Tipton County Soil Conservation District Farmer of the Year banquet in Atoka. Edward McClain and his family were there, and he was awarded a plaque and sign to go on his farm. Congratulations, Edward and family! On Thursday night, we attended our first Senior Saints Banquet at the Covington Church of Christ. It was fun! We had barbeque, beans, slaw, chips and chocolate sundaes topped with snickerdoodle cookies. The teens sang Christmas carols and we got ornaments the younger children made for us. It was a nice night! Carol "Buddie" McMahan is still in rehab in Covington. Billy Chapman was back at church on Sunday after his surgery. John Dickey was at church Sunday also. It was good to see both of them. Charlie Click was having tests today, and I pray he got good news. Barry Brown, the son of Thelma, needs prayers, as well as Lillian Whitney, the
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Santa came early on this past Saturday morning to Bright Hill M.B. Church. He arrived in the beautiful form of Sister Carolyn Smith, a member, and Rev. Pearl Andrews, associate pastor there. These lovely ladies, with the help of several lovely elves, busied themselves all morning passing Christmas boxes to members of Bright Hill as well as to others affiliated with the church, whose pastor is S.P. Cole. Yours truly received a very lovely box. Thank you, Bright Hill and Pastor Cole. We are blessed to hear our dear mother Viola Jones of Drummonds and a member of Bright Hill's sister church has recently been released home from Methodist North. Our readers would know several of our children, “Pop” and Ella Jones, Thelma and L.C. Mason and William and Mary
mother of John Evans. Also remember Larry Whaley II, Jimbo Edmonds and so many others, including our servicemen and women. I wish they all could be home for Christmas. My prayers go out to the families at Sandy Hook, and to the policewoman's family in Memphis who lost their mother. It’s so sad for all this to happen during the holidays. But then, it’s sad anytime. My sympathy goes to the McLillie family in the death of Betty McLillie, and to Sherri Kidd in the death of her cousin, Denny Denson. These families have my prayers. The birthday party at Covington Care will be at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 22. The deadline to sign up for CYC is the 23rd. Happy birthday this week goes to Emma Matlock and Jason Coats on Dec.17, to Madison Johnson on the 21st and to Genie Renfroe, Neil Bringle, Jeff Coughlan and Chris Max on the 22nd. Happy anniversary to Gene and Mary Jean Stockton on Dec. 21! I want to wish all my readers a very merry Christmas! I hope Santa comes!
Jones. Let's keep them all in our prayers. Still on our prayer list are Willie Mae Burton, Sallie Cummings, Slade Alston, Jennye Stewart, Posey Reed, Joseph Heaston Sr., Rufus Garner, Wayne Jerry, George Hopper, Flossie Woods, Carlotta Jones, Jessie Lawson, Connie and Christine Brown, Charlene and David Sneed, Eula Culbreath and family, Isiah Burton Sr., Mrs. Ruby Coe and family, Gladys Miller and family, Mary Burton, Ruth Alston, Louise Alston, Menola “Knot” Holland, Rudolph and Dollie Boykins, Percy White and family, Robert Smith and family, Andrew Jackson and family, Thelma Nicole's family, Mary Ballard, Ada Fletcher, Nadine and Fletcher Dickerson Sr. and family, Rev. Kevin King Jr. and Minister Pink Sherrill Jr. and Ruth Griffin and family. A very special prayer goes out to Rhonda Heaston-McLin
and family and Katarene Harber. Merry Christmas to our special soldier Sgt. Barry Sherrill of Jamestown, now once again stationed in Afghanistan. He is the son of Melvin Cobbs and the late Barbara Sherrill White of Covington. Sgt. Barry is always playing year-round Santa at Bright Hill. We are so grateful to you Sgt. Barry. Our prayers are for God to watch for your every day. Happy belated birthday to our beautiful cousin Christy Sherrill and Mary Moore. This week, birthday greetings to Rev. Pearl Andrews, Marcus Sherrill, Christy Taylor, Josh Flemmings, and our Christmas angels on Dec. 25, Flossie Woods, Lucille Burton Wright and Alfred Lucy. Don't forget JCHO, and your yearly dues of $25 a day. You’ve still got time to pay. Contact Mary Burton or Jessie Cooke, JCHO treasurers. This is all for this time.
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Chargers win a pair over MHS Dyson's 19 leads way By STEVE HOLT email@example.com Despite another sub-par night at the stripe, Covington jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter against in-county rival Munford on Saturday night and held off several Cougar runs to post a 67-61 win. The Chargers (10-2) led by as many as 13 points and as few as six. Fouls were plentiful with 23 whistled on Munford (8-4) and 21 on CHS. The Cougars were able to stay in the game at the line shooting a spectacular 87 percent (20 for 23), while the Chargers struggled for a second straight night, connecting on 15 of 25 attempts (60 percent). Ball handling was a sight to see with the Cougars committing only seven turnovers and the Chargers eight. Covington guard Tarecus Hughes broke out of a bit of a slump, accounting for 10 points, including two timely 3-pointers late in the fourth period.
Lady Cardinals McCallie Ruffin (15) and Jada Johnson try to corral a rebound while Munford's Kierra Webb tries to get in on the action as well. Munford won Friday night's game in Brighton, 59-33. Photo by Jeff Ireland
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The Covington Lady Chargers and the Munford Lady Cougars were tied twice early in the first period Saturday night in Munford before the Lady Cougars took their sole lead at 11-10. From there on, it was Covington (12-1) in the lead despite some heroic efforts by Munford (9-3) down the stretch. Covington won 61-52. Robneisha Lee’s game-high 25 points kept the Lady Cougars close, cutting the Covington lead to as few as three points with three minutes remaining in the game. Kierra Webb tossed in 11 for Munford. The Lady Cougars struggled at the line, making 10 of 18 attempts, but they took care of the ball with only eight turnovers. Ashia Jones and Precious Dyson provided the scoring punch for Covington, tallying 19 and 18 points, respectively. CHS was just as troubled from the free throw line, shooting 62 percent (10 of 19),
Both games were close early Friday night in Brighton, but Munford pulled away in the second half of the boys and girls games to sweep its neighbors to the north in District 13-AAA action. The Cardinals entered the game winless, but gave Munford all it could handle in the early going. Behind strong performances from Lorenzo Hunt and Ty Cooper, the Cardinals (0-11 overall, 0-2 district) found themselves tied at 32-all heading into the third quarter. Munford was ahead by seven early in the fourth before pushing the lead to double figures. Jonathan Stark, who transferred from Brighton over the summer, finished strong and led the Cougars to a 69-59 win.
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Stark scored a gamehigh 29 points against his old teammates. Andrea' Bell added 20 for Munford, which moved to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in district play. Hunt led Brighton with 16 points. Cooper added 14 and Williams finished with 13. The defending district champion Lady Cougars were the heavy favorites heading into Friday's game and led Brighton by just four at the half. But Munford (9-2, 3-0) came out strong after halftime, winning the third quarter 12-3 en route to a convincing 5933 win to remain perfect in league play. “For us it was a tale of two halves,” said Brighton coach Kent Cates. “Their second half pressure and experience just gave us more than we could handle tonight.”
Alex Turner was hot early for Munford, hitting a pair of 3-pointers in the first half and finishing with a game-high 16 points. Precious Mills, Kierra Richardson and Shaliyah Wiggins added 10 points each for Munford. Brighton (2-8, 0-2) was
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By JEFF IRELAND email@example.com Over the years, the Covington Boxing Club has had four National Silver Gloves champions and three runners-up. After the State Silver Gloves Championships on Friday in Jackson, some more local boxers will have a chance to join that exclusive club. Marcus Carlton, Latonio Grandberry, Deshun Harvey and Octavius Suggs each won state titles for Covington. Grandberry and Harvey will advance to the regionals Jan. 10-12 in Little Rock. “This will be their second trip to the regionals,” coach Jimmy Glover said. “Last year they were in just a little over their head, but this year both of them will do well.” Boxers from Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, SEE BOXING, PAGE B2
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Covington boys, girls defeat Ripley By STEVE HOLT firstname.lastname@example.org Coming off their first loss of the season, a lackluster outing at Westview, the Lady Chargers looked to get back on track against an out-manned Ripley Lady Tiger squad at home Friday. Mission accomplished. Covington (11-1, 5-1 District 13AA) responded with a 67-22, mercyrule-invoked drubbing of the Lady Tigers. The entire CHS bench got in the game with a season-high 11 players making the scoring column. Precious Dyson led the way with a game-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers in the first quarter. Ashia Jones kicked in 14 points, Le-
shundra Somerville had 10 and Cheyenne Glasco a season-high eight. CHS was perfect at the line (8 for 8) and committed only 11 turnovers while forcing 18 from Ripley. The Lady Tigers (1-9, 0-5) made just 2 of 13 free throws. What appeared to be a reasonably easy night and a win for the Covington boys turned into a foul-plagued, turnover-loaded free-for-all with Ripley. When the smoke cleared, the Chargers (9-2, 6-0) came away with an 8071 win. The Tigers (4-6, 3-2) pulled into a 14-14 tie with three minutes left in the first period, only to see the Chargers go on a 9-0 run to close the period. The lead expanded to 18 at the break as Charger height and depth seemed
to be taking a toll. The third period changed all that. Covington committed eight of its 24 turnovers in the frame, lost its shooting touch and could not connect from the free throw line. CHS was 20 of 39 from the line. Ripley matched the turnover total but made its free tosses and shot better than 50 percent from the floor to cut the lead to 59-50 at period’s end. Although the fourth quarter saw Ripley lose four players to fouls, the Tigers managed to get within six points on two occasions. The deciding factor was CHS’ Demetrius Dyson, who scored 17 of his team’s 21 points in the period. Dyson finished with a game-high 35 points. Chevia Hughes added 14 points and Bobby Shanks 10 for CHS.
Continued from B1 and was sloppy with the ball, turning it over 18 times. “The girls had a tough week after losing to Westview on Tuesday,” said Covington coach Dion Real. “It was good to see them come home and take care of business. They are 12-1 before Christmas. We have a chance to do something in the new year.” The Lady Chargers will travel to Ft. Payne, Ala., Dec. 19-22 for a holiday tournament. The regular season resumes on Jan. 4 with a home game versus Crockett County. Munford plays in a holiday tournament at Lausanne beginning on Friday. The Lady Cougars play Lausanne on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and DeSoto Central on Saturday at 9 a.m.
Continued from B1 Charger Demetrius Dyson led the scoring with 19, along with Bobby Shanks' 14 points that featured eight in the fourth. For the week, Dyson scored 82 points in his three games. Antonio Moore, Anton Smith and Jonathan Stark each tallied 13 points for the Cougars. “This is likely the toughest week we will have all season outside of tournament play," Covington coach Dion Real said. “To be 3-0 the week before Christmas is a bit unusual for us. I am proud of the kids. It has been a great week.” Covington will play in Harrison, Ark., Holiday tournament Dec. 27-29. The regular season continues with a home game on Jan. 4 versus Crockett County. Munford gets into tournament action Friday at Lausanne against Olive Branch and Saturday against Mitchell.
Baker signs Munford senior Jessyca Baker recently signed a softball scholarship with Delta State University. Pictured with Baker are, from left, front, parents Jody Sigler and Dayna Baker and, back, Munford athletic director Steve McCullough and MHS coach Glenn Goulder.
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The 12-year-old Mudcat baseball team recently awarded Mark Ward a shotgun following a fundraising raffle for the baseball team.
Continued from B1 Texas and Oklahoma will compete in Little Rock next month. “This is one of the toughest regions in the country,” Glover said. “We always look forward to the competition and most of the time we do pretty good.” In other boxing news, Chris Rudd, a former member of the Covington Boxing Club, has signed a contract with Prizefight Promotions and will fight in the main event Jan. 26 at Fitzgerald Casino in Tunica. He will take on Mario Rodriques of California.
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When Jesus comes again it is plain that the Lord plans to make His appearance to men in two phases. Notice the difference he first time the Lord Jesus in these two texts: 1 ThessaloChrist came into this world, nians 4: 13-18, “But I would not He came to die for all men. have you to be ignorant, brethHis birth, supernatural, ren, concerning them miraculous, was what which are asleep, that we term the “Virgin ye sorrow not, even Birth” as Mary had not as others which have known a man. This no hope. 14 For if we supernatural birth believe that Jesus died was necessary so that and rose again, even so He would come into them also which sleep the world without the in Jesus will God bring sinful nature that all of with him. 15 For this the rest of us have. All we say unto you by the that He did was good. word of the Lord, that Pastor Freeman Weems we which are alive and Christ healed the sick, raised the dead, and remain unto the comfed five thousand one time with a ing of the Lord shall not prevent small lad’s lunch and four thouthem which are asleep. 16 For the sand on another occasion with Lord himself shall descend from a similar amount of food. The heaven with a shout, with the voluntary humiliation of the Lord voice of the archangel, and with Jesus Christ is a wonder to men, the trump of God: and the dead in but it led to His substitutionary Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we death on the cross of Calvary to which are alive and remain shall pay for the sins of all men. be caught up together with them His Second Coming will likein the clouds, to meet the Lord wise be supernatural. Many peoin the air: and so shall we ever ple are confused about the return be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore of the Lord. Some are seeking comfort one another with these signs and others are setting dates. words.” Here the emphasis is on The Bible is clear that no signs reunion and comfort, now, 2 Thesremain to be fulfilled for the Rapsalonians 1: 7,8, “And to you who ture of the New Testament church. are troubled rest with us, when Further, when one begins to comthe Lord Jesus shall be revealed pare the references in the Bible, from heaven with his mighty By PASTOR FREEMAN WEEMS First Baptist Atoka
angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ….” And, one more, Revelation 1:7, “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” In one phase of His return, what we call the Rapture, the New Testament church is taken out of this world, forever to be with Christ in Heaven with our loved ones. The second phase, called the Revelation, is when King Jesus Returns to this earth in judgment. These are clear and plain truths. Whether you meet Him in the air in the Rapture or meet Him at judgment is up to you. Those who die without a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus are going to be left to endure the time called the Tribulation here on earth. It is a period of time of seven years, the worst seven years the humanity and the rest of creation has ever seen. Now is the time to trust the Lord as Savior. By trusting Him, repenting of your sins, you will meet Him the air and be comforted forever. Heaven is better than I can tell you and Hell is worse than the words of our language can ever describe. Make your plans to meet Him by receiving Christ as Savior today.
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Church bulletins, the section where we will share news briefs and church-related events, will run when space is available. To submit something to this section, call Echo Day at 901-4767116 or send an email to email@example.com. December 23 There will be a candlelight service at Central Christian Church at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. December 24 Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have their Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6
p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 3406 Tracy Rd. in Atoka. For more information, call 837-0343. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church will hold a traditional Christmas Eve midnight mass at 11:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. ON-GOING Great Expectations Ministries, located at 2053 Hwy. 51 S in Covington, is hosting a clothing giveaway on the third Saturday of each month from 12-2 p.m. They are giving
away clothing for men, women and children. An exercise class meets each Tuesday and Thursday at Central Christian Church, 400 S. Maple, Covington, at 6 p.m. No charge. Everyone welcome. First Baptist Church Covington will host Awana every Sunday evening at 5 p.m. This group is open to children from PreK3 to sixth grade. 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. Central Christian Church Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning worship 10:45 a.m. and Sunday Evening worship at 6 p.m. Youth and adult Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 400 S. Maple Street.
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Tipton County Childcare Facility is looking for a Center Director. Must have at least 5 years experience in a childcare facility. Computer skills a must. Pay based on experience. Benefits offered. Send resume to “Director” at 2001 Hwy 51 S. Covington, TN. 38019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PETS & LIVESTOCK Dogs, Cats & supplies 201 3 Snowball Bob tail kittens. 6 weeks old. $150. One long tail $75. 901496-2186. AKC Black female Toy Poodle pup. 14 weeks. Shots, wormed and rings doorbell. $400. 901-476-8027. Yorkie puppies, 3 girls, 2 boys, $250 each. Ready now. 901-687-1212 or 901-476-7701.
MERCHANDISE Navy blue Joovy Caboose Sit-andStand stroller for sale. Great condition. Parent organizer for handles included. $75
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Ron Rook Retail Building for Rent 1000 sq ft. Next door to Hairport and Allstate Insurance. 130 Logan Drive, Covington, TN. 476-8788 or 476-5660 Commercial Shop for Rent or Sale: 4000 sq ft heated shop plus 2 offices (900 sqft). Located at 1318 Hwy 51N, Covington. $1,000 per month or $125,000. Contact Bob at (901) 874-3609 or Chuck (901) 485-8655. For rent: Doctors office building, approx 2400 sq feet. 534 Munford Atoka Ave. Munford, TN. Please call 371-6004 or 581-2892
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on September 17, 2002, by Elizabeth Young and Bobby Joe Young to John O. Rhea, Trustee, for the benefit of National City Mortgage Co dba Commonwealth United Mortgage Company and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Book 1023, Page 527; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to PNC Bank, National Association and WHEREAS, PNC Bank, National Association, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, December 27, 2012, commencing at 10:00 am at the North Door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: Lot 22, King Farms Subdivision, Section A, as recorded at Plat Cabinet F, Slide 81, of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Being the same property conveyed to Elizabeth P. Young and Bobby J, Young from Pickard and Ballard Development Co. by Deed dated April 12, 2000 of record in Entry Book 24, Page 251, Said Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1340 Fayne Road, Brighton, TN 38011 CURRENT OWNER(S): Elizabeth Young The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” This sale is also subject to the right of redemption by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE U.S. TREASURY, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425(d)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Book 19, Page 85. Notice of the sale has been given to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7425(b). For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-11433(c)(1). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Suite 700MC- 7 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 404-417-4040 File No.: 1273412 Web Site: www.JFLegal.com Insertion Dates: 12/06/2012, 12/13/2012, 12/20/2012
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of
the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 14, 2005, executed by YVONNE H. BROTHERS-EDMONSON AND LEVI EDMONSON, SR., WIFE & HUSBAND, conveying certain real property therein described to TN TITLE AND ESCROW, LLC as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, on July 22, 2005, as Instrument No. 75456, in Book 1218, at Page 115; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-12, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument 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, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Tipton County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: LOT 50, RHODES ESTATES SECTION B, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, IN PLAT CABINET C, SLIDE 141, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. PARCEL# 07 144 101.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 135 ASH RENE DRIVE, MILLINGTON, TN 38053. 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): YVONNE H. BROTHERS-EDMONSON and LEVI EDMONSON, SR. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY 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. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#:12-0081515 FEI #1006.170866 12/06/2012, 12/13/2012, 12/20/2012
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated JUNE 24, 2009, executed by KEVIN A. WILHARM (A/KA/ KEVIN ALLEN WILHARM) AND SUSAN WILHARM, HUSBAND AND WIFE, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETIES, to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 1444, PAGE 506, AS MODIFIED IN RECORD BOOK 1563, PAGE 570, for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR PROFESSIONAL MORTGAGE SOURCE LLC, A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, the said Deed of Trust was last assigned to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, being the present owner/holder or authorized agent, designee or servicer of the holder/owner of said indebtedness, has requested foreclosure proceedings to be instituted; and as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE NORTH DOOR OF THE TIPTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN COVINGTON, TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in TIPTON County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF TIPTON, TENNESSEE: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE, SITUATED AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF TIPTON, STATE OF TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT A STAKE IN THE SOUTH LINE OF THE DEVAUGHN TRACT IN THE WEST LINE OF THE GRAVEL ROAD, THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE GRAVEL ROAD, 160 YARDS TO A STAKE IN THE EAST SIDE OF THE GRAVEL ROAD LEADING TO HAYS ERWIN PLACE, SAID STAKE BEING IN THE WEST LINE OF THE 6 ACRE TRACT OF WHICH THIS IS A PART; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE 6 ACRE TRACT, 150 YARDS TO A STAKE BEING THE NW CORNER OF SAID 6 ACRE TRACT, SAID STAKE BEING IN THE SOUTH LINE OF THE DEVAUGHN TRACT, THENCE EAST WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE DEVAUGHN TRACT 121 YARDS TO THE BEGINNING CONTAINING 2 ¼ ACRES MORE OR LESS. HOWEVER, THERE IS EXCEPTED OUT OF THE ABOVE THE FOLLOWING: DESCRIPTION OF A 0.925 ACRE PARTITION BEING A PART OF THE FLOYD HARTSFIELD PROPERTY AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 456, PAGE 508 AND LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF BUCKSNORT ROAD IN THE FIRST CIVIL DISTRICT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHERNMOST CORNER OF THE FLOYD HARTSFIELD PROPERTY AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 456, PAGE 508 AND BEING IN THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST SIDE BUCKSNORT LANE AND THE NORTH SIDE OF BUCKSNORT ROAD, THENCE NORTHEASTWARDLY ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF BUCKSNORT LANE, N 09 DEG. 19’ 18’’ E, BEING ABOUT 7 FEET EAST AND PARALLEL TO THE CENTERLINE, 32.06 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT, THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID LINE, N 00 DEG. 13’ 51’’ E, 76.39 FEET TO A FOUND FENCE POST BEING AN ANGLE CORNER, THENCE NORTHWESTWARDLY ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF HARTSFIELD, N 01 DEG. 34’ 38’’ W, 78.26 FEET TO A FOUND POST BEING AN ANGLE POINT, THENCE NORTHEASTWARDLY ALONG SAID LINE, N 08 DEG. 45’ 56’’ E, ALONG A TREE LINE WITH OLD WIRE, 75.84 FEET TO A 36’’ ANGLE TREE CORNER, THENCE CONTINUING N 31 DEG. 23’ 35’ E, ALONG A POST AND WIRE LINE, 51.69 FEET
TO AN ANGLE FENCE POST WITH OLD WIRE, THENCE CONTINUING N 14 DEG. 18’ 08’’ E, ALONG A POST AND WIRE LINE, 75.04 FEET TO A STEEL FENCE POST BEING THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF THIS 0.925 ACRE PARTITION, THENCE SOUTHEASTWARDLY ALONG THE NORTHEAST PARTITION LINE, S 42 DEG. 30’ 28’’ E, 235.85 FEET TO A SET IRON BEING THE EASTERNMOST CORNER OF THIS 0.925 ACRE PARTITION IN THE NORTHWEST LINE OF BUCKSNORT ROAD, THENCE SOUTHWESTWARDLY ALONG THE NORTHWEST LINE OF BUCKSNORT ROAD, S 47 DEG. 05’ 58’’ W, ALONG A WOOD FENCE LINE, 299.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 0.925 ACRES. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KEVIN A. WILHARM AND SUSAN WILHARM, HUSBAND AND WIFE, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETIES, BY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 22, 2006 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 1301, PAGE 85, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. ALSO BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO FLOYD HARTSFIELD AND WIFE, VIRGINIA HARTSFIELD AT BOOK 456, PAGE 508, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THE SAID FLOYD HARTSFIELD HAVING DIED ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 20, 1995. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 991 BUCKSNORT ROAD, COVINGTON, TENNESSEE 38019 (A/K/A 991 BUCKSNORT LANE, COVINGTON, TENNESSEE 38019). MAP 026 PARCEL 021.01 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS WHICH TAKE PRIORITY OVER THE DEED OF TRUST UNDER WHICH THIS FORECLOSURE SALE IS CONDUCTED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5-117 HAVE BEEN MET. 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 HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NONE OF RECORD THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, December 3, 2012. This is improved property known as 991 BUCKSNORT ROAD, COVINGTON, TENNESSEE 38019 (A/K/A 991 BUCKSNORT LANE, COVINGTON, TENNESSEE 38019). J. PHILLIP JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 www.phillipjoneslaw.com F12-1215 6dec3w
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 25 May 2004 executed by GARY WAYNE TURNAGE and CATHY A. TURNAGE to Kyle M. Walters, as trustee for Household Financial Center, Inc., of record in the Office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Book 1143, Page 818; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office in Book 1568, Page 20, and the owner of the debt and obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, Household Financial Center, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on Thursday, 3 January 2013, commencing at 10:00 a.m., at the Tipton County Courthouse, One Court Square, Covington, Tennessee 38019, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LYING IN THE FIFTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: DESCRIPTION OF LOT 9 OF BLACK SPRINGS BLUFF SUBDIVISION, SECTION “A”, BEING A PART OF THE SAME PROPERTY AS RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET A-SLIDE 6-B, SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF RAY BLUFF ROAD AND SITUATED IN THE 5TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEGINNING AT A FOUND IRON BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 9 OF BLACK SPRINGS BLUFF SUBDIVISION, SECTION “A”, AS RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET A - SLIDE 6-B, SAID IRON ALSO BEING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 8 OF SAID SUBDIVISION AND LOCATED ON THE NORTH R.O.W. LINE OF RAY BLUFF ROAD HAVING A TOTAL R.O.W. OF 60 FEET; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTWARDLY DIRECTION, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF LOT 9 AND THE EAST LINE OF LOT 8, N 04 DEG. 34’ 06” E, 452.89 FEET TO A FOUND IRON BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 9 AND THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 8; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTWARDLY DIRECTION, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 9, N 68 DEG. 05’ 14” E, 402.11 FEET TO A FOUND IRON BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 9 AND A POINT IN THE WEST LINE OF LOT 19 OF BLACK SPRINGS BLUFF SUBDIVISION SECTION “B”, AS RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET A- SLIDE 197; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTWARDLY DIRECTION, ALONG A EAST LINE OF LOT 9 AND THE WEST LINE OF LOT 19, S 14 DEG. 52’ 04” W, 270.88 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID EAST LINE, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 19 AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 10 OF SECTION “A” OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTWARDLY DIRECTION, FOLLOWING THE GENERAL ALIGNMENT OF A POST AND WIRE FENCE, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 9 AND THE WEST LINE OF LOT 10, S 15 DEG. 11’ 43” W, 322.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 9, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 10 AND LOCATED ON THE NORTH R.O.W. LINE OF RAY BLUFF ROAD; THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTWARDLY DIRECTION, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 9, S 83 DEG. 31’ 33” W, A CALLED DISTANCE OF 260.00 FEET BUT MEASURED 256.87 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING 3.50 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. HOWEVER, THERE IS EXCEPTED OUT OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY THAT PORTION OCCUPIED BY THE R.O.W. OF RAY BLUFF ROAD. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM COLE LUMBER COMPANY, INC. TO GARY WAYNE TURNAGE AND WIFE, CATHY A. TURNAGE AS T/B/E BY DEED RECORDED 03/02/89, IN BOOK 624, AT PAGE 1021, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TAX MAP OR PARCEL IF NO.: 05-124C-A-015.000-000 Property Address: 1101 Ray Bluff Road, Millington, TN 38053 At the time of this publication, 1) the § 35-5-117 notice of the right to foreclose was timely forwarded and 2) a search of the public records reveals no other lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of
Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: 7 December 2012 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 13, 20, 27 December 2012
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on September 8, 2006, by Valerie E Stout and Paul K. Stout to First National Financial Title Services, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., its successor and assigns and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Book 1298, Page 809; and WHEREAS, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for TBW Mortgage-Backed Trust Series 2006-5, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-5, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, January 3, 2013, commencing at 10:00 am at the North Door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: Lot 1, Stout Subdivision, as shown by plat of record in Plat Cabinet H, Slide 216, Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more complete legal description. Being a portion of the same property conveyed to Paul Stout and wife, Valerie Stout by Warranty Deed from Watkins Homes, dated February 24, 2004, recorded February 25, 2004, in Book 1123, Page 281, Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14 Stout Cove, Covington, TN 38019 CURRENT OWNER(S): Valerie E Stout and Paul K. Stout The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-11433(c)(1). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Suite 700MC- 7
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed April 16, 2007 by Mark A. Zanotti, a single man to Ralph Henson, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1337, Page 272, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Record Book 1548, Page 713, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Green Tree Servicing LLC, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, January 10, 2013 commencing at 10:00 AM, at the Front (North) Door of the Courthouse, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to wit: Situated in County of Tipton, State of Tennessee. Lot 10, Section A, Cottonwood Subdivision as shown on plat of record in Plat Cabinet A, Slide 187, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Property subject to subdivision restrictions, building lines and easements of record in Plat Cabinet A, Slide 187, in the aforesaid Register’s Office. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 06-111AB-010.00 Property Address: 60 Cottonwood Drive, Munford, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l 526 8296 File # 7134-097736-FC Published: December 13, December 20, December 27 Green Tree Servicing LLC/Mark Zanotti
Order of Publication IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE LAURA ANN WALKER Plaintiff No.30208 VS. DANNY ELLIS WALKER Defendant It appearing from the sworn Complaint for Absolute Divorce filed in this cause, that the whereabouts of the Defendant, Danny Ellis Walker, are unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry. It is therefore ordered that Defendant, Danny Ellis Walker make his appearance at the Chancery Court of Tipton County Tennessee, 1801 South College, Covington, Tennessee on Monday, 4th day of February 2013, at 9:00 a.m., and answer Plaintiff Complaint for Absolute Divorce or (he same will be taken as confessed as to Defendant and this cause proceeded with ex parte, and that a copy of this order be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in The Leader published in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee. This 13th day of December, 2012. Chancery Court of Tipton County Judy Billings Richard McFall Attorney for Plaintiff 118 West Pleasant Ave. Covington, TN 38019 (901)475-6735 12/13/2012, 12/20/2012, 12/27/2012, 1/03/2013
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 14, 2005, executed by WILLIAM O BECKMAN, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, on November 18, 2005, as Instrument No. 81121, in Book 1244, at Page 317, and rerecorded on February 23, 2006, as Instrument No. 84847, in Book 1260, at Page 261; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HOLDERS OF THE GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-4, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument 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, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 10, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Tipton County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: LOT 190, BLAYDES ESTATES SUBDIVISION, SECTION J, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET C, SLIDE 180, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. PARCEL# 128N A 01600 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 555 JE BLAYDES PARKWAY, ATOKA, TN 380045131. 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): WILLIAM O BECKMAN AKA WILLIAM OREN BECKMAN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1.) THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWHEQ, INC., CHWHEQ REVOLVING HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 200-M 2.) LAURIE L. BECKMAN 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. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-9840407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#:12-0055925 FEI#1006.172469 12/20/2012, 12/27/2012, 01/03/2013
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on May 4, 2007, by Shalonda Hill to Larry A. Weissman, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. acting solely as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Book 1340, Page 660; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage, LLC and WHEREAS, Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 355-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, January 10, 2013, commencing at 10:00 am at the North Door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: Being Lot 5, Block F, McLennanPave Addition to the Town of Covington, as recorded at Deed Book 240, Page 378, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which Deed reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Being the same property conveyed to Steven W. Smith and wife, Denise A. Smith, by Deed at Book 742, Page 796, on 03/17/1995 at the aforesaid Register’s Office. The following is for the informational purposes only: Property:
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FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made by failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a certain Deed of Trust dated March 18, 1998, executed by Susan M. Stoker, recorded in Record Book 822, Page 726, Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, and wherein the said Susan M. Stoker conveyed the property therein described to First American Title Insurance Co., Trustee, to secure the indebtedness therein described, and the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust and note, and payment not having been made as demanded; and the undersigned, Joel E. Jordan, of 3326 Aspen Grove Drive #604, Franklin, Tennessee 37067, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in the place and stead of First American Title Insurance Co., Trustee, said appointment being set forth in the Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, notice is hereby given that I, Joel E. Jordan, Substitute Trustee, having been requested so to do by the lawful owner of said indebtedness, will on Friday, January 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: Lot 8, Simmons Road Subdivision, Section A as recorded at Plat Cabinet D, Slide 194-B of the Tipton County Register’s Office to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Being the same property conveyed to Susan M. Stoker, an unmarried, person, by Warranty Deed from Mallard Development, a partnership composed of Wayne Ballard and Mitchell R. Higdon, dated March 18, 1998 and recorded in Record Book 822, Page 724, Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Included in this conveyance is a 1997 Buccaneer Challenger mobile home, Serial #ALBUS26525A/B. This is improved property known as Simmons Road, Lot 8, Atoka, Tennessee 38004. The 2012 taxes are currently due and payable. The 2011 taxes are currently past due and delinquent. The following person(s) or entity(ies) hold a Deed of Trust, lien or other encumbrance on the above described property: Discover Bank Judgment Lien Record Book 1565, Page 787 Said sale is subject to any and all unpaid taxes and any other prior claims, liens, easements, set back lines and restrictions. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. THE NOTICE OF RIGHT TO FORECLOSE HAS BEEN SENT AS REQUIRED BY T.C.A. §355-117. JOEL E. JORDAN Substitute Trustee STELTEMEIER & WESTBROOK, PLLC 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, #604 Franklin, Tennessee 37067 Insertion Dates: December 20, 2012, December 27, 2012 and January 3, 2013.
Notice to Creditors Case Number 84CH1-2012PR-3079 Estate of Sloan Betts, deceased
Notice is hereby given that on December 6 of 2012 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Sloan Betts, who died October 12, 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. This 20th day of December, 2012 Beth Regen Executrix Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 20dec2wp
Notice to Creditors Case Number 84CH1-2012PR-3078 Estate of James Thomas Bolton, deceased Notice is hereby given that on December 4 of 2012 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of James Thomas Bolton, who died November 1, 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 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
2009 Real Property and Personal Property Tax Records of the Town of Brighton all as Set out in Exhibit F, all of which Exhibits are attached hereto, Defendants PUBLIC NOTICE OF COMPLAINT FOR COLLECTION OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES Public notice is hereby given to Vanders Culbreath and Virgie Culbreath, Charles Melvin Culbreath, Eula Ray Culbreath, Lawrence Culbreath, Leonard Culbreath, Ester Lee Culbreath and Michael Culbreath and/or their unknown heirs, Pamela Ford, Janice Virginia Roberts, Amos Russell and Edith Russell, Deborah Permenter, John O. Chorley, Jr., Billie Jean Perette, Joyce Curtis, Martha Fletcher, William Harrison, Jr., Jack Baker, Sr., Olivia Baker Barker, Sammie Baker Renaud, Marian Baker Kennedy, Sarah Baker Duncan, Lela Cotton, Almeda Smith, Mazie Bernard, Elisha Whitmore, Ora Teamer, Sandra Ann Smith, Spillmon Gooden, Eddie Lee Gooden aka Goodwin, Robert Earl Goodwin aka Gooden, Joann Goodwin Washington, Palm Goodwin aka Gooden, Glenn Cunningham and Hattie S. Cunningham, Steven Chad Smith, Bobby Stone and Mae Lois Stone, Shameika Thompson, Douglas Allison, Ronald Grimes, Milton Grimes, Betty Traylor, James Elkins, Charles Elkins, and Tommy Lee Elkins, Willie Tipton anc Estella Tipton, Roy Tipton, Wayne Tipton, Yvonne Tipton Irons, Arber Nathaniel Tipon, Evelyn Tipton McAnally, Evelyn Tipton McLemore, Samuel Woodland, Samuel Wright, Willie P. Hodge, Connie Scott Hadley, Eddie Hadley, and Brandy Pruitt and or any unknown heirs of any persons named herein whether the same are residents or nonresidents of Tipton County, Tennessee, that they are unknown and their present whereabouts and addresses cannot be ascertained after diligent search and inquiry. That said defendants and/or their unknown heirs are NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Hudson Construction Company PROJECT NO.: 84012-4210-04, 84012-3210-94 CONTRACT NO.: CNL943 COUNTY: Tipton The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 01/25/13.
therefore required to appear on or before Wednesday, February 20, 2013, before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee at 1801 South College Street, Covington, Tennessee, and make defense to the Complaint filed against them by Tipton County, Tennessee and its municipalities in said Court. Otherwise, the Complaint will be taken as confessed as to each of them and for this cause proceed ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four (4) weeks in The Covington Leader, a newspaper published in Covington, Tennessee. This 17th day of December, 2012. JUDY T. BILLINGS CLERK AND MASTER ELIZABETH B. ZIARKO DELINQUENT TAX ATTORNEY
NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Law Signs, LLC PROJECT NO.: 98047-4185-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNK159 COUNTY: Tipton The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 02/01/13.
PUBLIC NOTICE Brighton Dixie Youth will hold their annual meeting, on January 19th, 2013 at 10:30am. Held at the Brighton Community Center. This meeting is open to the public to discuss 2013 Season proposed plans, address public concerns and questions about BDY, and elect 2013 Season Board Members. 20dec1w
Beer Notice The following has made application for a license to sell beer for on premises consumption in Tipton County:
individual Name: Ginger Adkins Beloit
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The Business is located at 4904 Hwy 51 S, Brighton, TN 38011 and the nearest church is Smith Grove MBC situated approximately 6700 feet from the establishment, which is on the east side of Hwy 51 N.
(2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death.
A hearing will be held on this application Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Tipton County Executive, Jeff Huffman.
All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.
Tipton County Beer Commission Steve Bringle, Chariman, Wayne Cole, L. K. Dyson, Tom Hill 13dec2w
This 20th day of December, 2012 John Thomas Bolton Executor Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 20dec2wp
Page’s Towing 2436 Tipton Road Atoka, TN 38071 For sale by public auction December 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. (1) 1991 Honda/JH2 VIN# JH2PC2502MM003370 (2) 1994 Honda/ULE VIN# 1HGCD5533RA165308
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE Tipton County, Tennessee in its own behalf and on behalf of the State of Tennessee, and the City of Covington, Tennessee, the Town of Mason, Tennessee, the City of Munford, Tennessee, the Town of Atoka, Tennessee, and the Town Of Brighton, all municipalities located within Tipton County, Tennessee, PLAINTIFFS NO. 28,636 Vs. THE DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS as shown on the 2009 Real Property Delinquent Tax Records of Tipton County, Tennessee, and the 2009 Personal Property Tax Records of Tipton County, Tennessee, all as set out in Exhibit annexed hereto as Exhibit A for Tipton County, Tennessee, the 2009 Real Property and Personal Property Delinquent Tax Records of the City of Covington, Tennessee, all as set out in Exhibit B, the 2009 Real Property and Personal Property Delinquent Tax Records of the Town of Mason, Tennessee, all as set out in Exhibit C, the 2009 Real Property and Personal Property Delinquent Taxes of the City of Munford as set out in Exhibit D, and the 2009 Real Property and Personal Property Tax Records of the Town of Atoka all as set out in Exhibit E, and the
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the architectural services of safe rooms at Atoka Elementary School. RFQ’s must be received no later than January 10, 2013 at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN 38019. For additional information contact Donnie Wallace at (901) 475-5807. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all RFQ’s and to waive any informality or irregularity in any RFQ’s received. Dr. William E. Bibb Director of Schools Tipton County 20dec2w NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED JANUARY 11, 2013 (MOWING/LITTER)
Bids for the construction or maintenance of the following projects will be received via the Internet until 10:00 A.M., Friday, JANUARY 11, 2013 and opened publicly in the Construction Division, Suite 700, James K. Polk Ofce Building, Nashville, TN 37243-0326 and posted to the TDOT Construction Division website (www.tdot.state.tn.us/construction/bid_lettings.htm) at that hour. LAUDERDALE, SHELBY, AND TIPTON COUNTIES (Contract No. CNM837) Call No. 038. Project No. 98048-4134-04. The mowing and litter removal on various Interstate and State Routes. Project Length - 365.540 miles. Completion Time - On or before March 31, 2014 (See Special Provision 108B). INTERNET BIDDING MANDATORY ON ALL CONTRACTS. ALL CONTRACTS IN THIS LETTING ARE NO PLANS CONTRACTS. A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalication of contractors before bidding authorization will be provided. Unauthorized bids will not be considered for award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation hereby noties all bidders that it will afrmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity afrmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (615) 741-5996. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED. Bidding authorization, standard specications and standard drawings may be obtained by contacting the Department of Transportation, Construction Division, Suite 700, James K. Polk Building, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, Telephone number (615) 741-2414. Sales tax will be added to the cost of all documents, where applicable. All questions related to the Contract Proposal, Specications or Special Provisions should be directed to the Headquarters Maintenance Ofce (615) 741-2027. JOHN C. SCHROER, COMMISSIONER
Thursday, December 20, 2012 • THE LEADER • B9
In the left photo, Munford's Lauren Zvolonek hauls in a rebound during action against Brighton on Friday. In the right photo, Brighton's Katelyn Price rises up for a jumper in the lane. Munford won the game, 59-33. Photos by Jeff Ireland
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Munford's parli team members (top photo) are, from left, back, Cory Wright, Noah Crosley, Alex Cherry, Nick Largue; front, Alyssa Tapley, Kelsey Lumpkin, McKenzie Manning and Tara Finley. Munford's OC team members (bottom photo) are, from left, back, Houston Carson, Thomas Woelfle, Ben Stevens; front, MaKenzie Pugh, Audrey Blackwell, Kelsey Smith, Sierra Schulz, Patricia Anderson, Erin Detter and Bailee Webb.
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Double Take Photo of the Week • December 20, 2012
Kristen Cigalotti, flutist for the Brighton High School Band. Kristen has been in band since 6th grade. Music education is so important. Kristen will tell you “Flutes Rock”! Kristen’s brother and sister both play in bands. Lauren plays piccolo for the University of Memphis and brother Mac plays saxophone for Brighton Middle School. Proud band Mom is Bette Cigalotti.
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MHS parli team takes first place By MCKENZIE MANNING, Munford FFA On Dec. 6, Munford High School opening and closing ceremonies and parliamentary procedure teams traveled to Crockett County High School for the regional contests. Teams that advanced on the night of the preliminaries traveled back on the eigth for the finals. Each parliamentary procedure team was required to take a written exam over parliamentary law, as well as perform a 10-minute demonstration of their parliamentary abilities. Six teams out of the fourteen competing advanced to the final round where they had to perform an additional demonstration. Munford FFA’s team of Alex Cherry, Noah Crosley, Cory Wright, McKenzie Manning, Alyssa Tapley, Nick Largue and alternates Kelsey Lumpkin and Tara Finley placed first in the West Tennessee contest. Opening and closing
ceremonies is a freshmanonly contest in which the team conducts the opening and closing of a business meeting and displays their knowledge of parliamentary law. The OC teams are required to take a written exam on their knowledge of the FFA as well. Eighteen opening and closing ceremonies teams attended the regional contest where Munford pulled through and placed third in the contest. Team members are Au-
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