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Police say this man robbed Rite Aid at gunpoint last Thursday morning, but they need help identifying him. If you can help, call 901-475-1261.

Crime spree has residents asking

‘What’s going on?’ By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com COVINGTON – On South Main Street two houses have recently been put up for sale. At another house, one couple has quit taking walks together at night, instead staying inside with the doors locked. One family makes their daughters – a newborn and a toddler – sleep on the floor instead of in their beds. These are but a few of the changes that have been taking place in the once-quiet, peaceful neighborhood near Covington's historic district, changes prompted by a recent rash of crime in the city. "I'm not sure if it's drugs or gangs or what, but it's getting bad here," said Deborah Lavelle, who has lived in her South Main home for a year. In the past month city hall and a tanning salon have been burglarized, two young men physically assaulted a woman at a local funeral home and stole her wallet and a drugstore was robbed at gunpoint. Closer to South Main, Lavelle and other residents report hearing dozens of SHERIFF PANCHO rounds of gunfire close to CHUMLEY on the their homes approximately recent crime wave in three weeks ago. A black Covington spot in front of a home on the corner of East Lookout and South Tipton shows the place where two cars were torched after police finished investigating the shootings. Residents say they're living in fear. "Scared, we're scared. I think the whole neighborhood is scared. This was a nice, peaceful neighborhood when we moved here," said Bill Freeman. There have been no arrests made in the city hall burlgary, the tanning salon burglary, the physical assault and mugging at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home or the armed robbery at Rite Aid last Thursday. And police aren't saying much. The Leader's calls to the Covington police chief have gone unreturned. Residents say they have heard rumors that the increase in robberies and burglaries lately is a form of gang initiation, but that could not be confirmed. Tipton County Sheriff Pancho Chumley said he's getting tired of the growing violence and had some very harsh words for the criminals. "All they are are terrorists. Why should we look at them any differently than international terrorists? They're shooting, burning, right here in the streets of Covington and Tipton County. There's more gang ac-

All they are are terrorists.

A Debra Moody supporter poses with campaign signs in Munford during Thursday's election. Photo by Echo Day

Moody, Cousar post big wins By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com

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Debra Moody and Rose Cousar posted big wins in Thursday's county general and state primary elections. Backed by political powerhouse families such as the Vandergrifts, Moody was able to score the Republican nomination for state representative, a seat that will be vacated by longtime representative Jimmy Naifeh (D-Covington) who served for nearly four decades. Moody took 44 percent of

▪ Overall, 7,575 voters – or 19 percent of those registered – cast a ballot in the August 2012 election ▪ Munford had the largest turnout with 1,205 voters (27 percent) ▪ Northeast Covington and West Wilkinsville tied for worst turnout at 14 percent

votes; she lead in all precincts except Wilkinsville, Mullins' home community, where she had 30 percent of votes to Mullins' 37. Overall, Rory Bricco had 25 percent of votes and Terry Mullins, known for supporting term

limits, had 24 percent of votes. Randy McKee, a staff sergeant in the National Guard and Purple Heart recipient, earned 5.3 percent votes on what was the third anniversary of an IED attack that wounded him and killed three of his soldiers. Moody will be the Republican candidate on the ballot to fill Naifeh's seat. Tommy Hill (IBrighton) and Conneye Albright (D-Covington) are the other two candidates. Cousar wins assessor race Rose Cousar, a 20-year deputy

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Tip leads to restaurant owner’s gambling arrest By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com COVINGTON – A tip from the public led to the arrest of a local restauranteur for gambling, the Tipton County Sheriff's Office announced Monday. According to a press release issued by the department, search warrants were executed on Thursday, Aug. 2 after

receiving reports of an illegal gambling operation. Deputies searched a home at 808 Stitt Street as well as Little Porky's, a restaurant owned by Steve Uttz, and confirmed payouts were being made from gambling machines inside the residence. Uttz, 49, of Fair Way Drive, was confirmed to be the owner of the

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machines. He allegedly admitted to owning the machines and receiving cash for illegal gambling while being interviewed by police. He was arrested for aggravated gambling promotion and is free on a $5,000 bond. Uttz's next appearance in court is Sept. 11. His charge history includes two DUI arrests in 2010. Additionally, TCSO ar-

rested Denise Whitehead, 39, of Tatlock Circle on charges aggravated gambling promotion related to this case. It is unclear at press time what part she played in the operation. Whitehead's prior arrests include domestic violence, theft, drug, worthless check, criminal impersonation and violation of probation

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ROSE COUSAR Age: 56 Education: Munford High School '74 Family: Married to Ralph Cousar 38 years; two sons: Justus and Ryan; two granddaughters Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Tahoe Favorite musical style: gospel, contemporary Christian Favorite beverage: water Favorite food: vegetables Favorite book: Bible Favorite movie: “The Sound of Music” Favorite TV show: CSI

Spending time with my grandkids. Watching them and their activities.

Editor’s note: This week we are continuing a feature called Q&A. Through this feature we hope to help you get to know your neighbors, government officials and others in the community. Today we lob questions at Rose Cousar, who was elected as the county's new property assessor last week. She will take office Sept. 1.

Q: What are some things that people misunderstand about your job? A: They think that we determine how much tax they pay. It's not all up to us. The commissioners set the tax rate. They have a big part in it too.

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A: Probably a teacher.

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Q: How did it feel to win the election and tell us what it was like election night? A: It was very exciting. I think I was a little bit stunned that night. It wasn't sinking in. Seeing my husband … he was elated. All that hard work. We are at home. We had family and friends over, people who had worked for us and supporters. We had about 55 people there. Just had a big party.

Q: What person had the biggest influence on you growing up? A: My mom (Mattie Parimore). Very strong. Very strong in her faith. She's 91 and still a big influence. Q: What do you like to do in your spare time? A: I like yard work. Working in the flowers. I like cooking.

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percent. Navy veteran Tom Emerson Jr. came in third with 20 percent. In Munford, commissioner Terry Colin was unopposed. Both Colin and DeLancey had to run in this election because they were appointed to fill unexpired terms for Dr. Buddy Bibb and Mark Johnson, respectively, who won election in 2010 and left office before their terms were up. Both seats will be up for re-election in 2014. School board, odd districts Unopposed, Thomas Taylor won re-election in school board District 1 and Alvis Ferrell won re-election in District 7. Marty Burlison defeated Patricia McLillie Jackson in the District 3 race with 59.4 percent of votes. In District 5, challenger Farrel Vincent, a former teacher and Navy

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Continued from A1 Edge exit having primarily restaurants, hotels and retail stores that would bring “passenger cars” instead of 18-wheelers through the interchange area that is closest to the city's parks and schools. Considering the Simmons exit is closest to Shelby County, she wants that interchange to be an “employment center” with offices and possibly a distribution center. She compared the interchange areas to places in Bartlett where commercial developments are done tastefully with trees and buildings that have a residential appearance. Solomito's plan is scheduled to be complete in October. Questionnaires were passed out to those in attendance asking them how they would like Munford to look once the interstate is built. “When Interstate 69 comes, there's going to be a shift from (Highway) 51 to (Interstate) 69,” Cole said. “We want to be ready.”

By JEFF IRELAND jireland@covingtonleader.com Munford Elementary School assistant principal Varissa Richardson welcomes students (front to back) Brice Max, Bailey Jackson and Alexias Dowell back to school on Wednesday, the first full day of classes for students in Tipton County. According to Director of Schools Buddy Bibb, 11,545 students were enrolled Wednesday, down 52 students from the first full day last year. He said that number fluctuates every day early in the school year. “Everything has gone smoothly for the first day,” Bibb said. “We plan for this day all summer.” The Tennessee Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to take extra traffic safety precautions as students return to school around the state. State troopers will target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones and pass stopped school buses, as well as raise awareness on school safety in Tennessee.

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Sheriff Pancho Chumley, Det. Chris Williams, Inv. Brandon Williams and Cpl. Tremaine Reed load gambling machines onto a trailer last week following a search warrant at a Stitt Street resident. Photo courtesy Tipton County Sheriff's Office

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Continued from A1 charges. Sheriff Pancho Chumley said he is thankful for the tip that led to the confiscation of the machines. "This is an example of a tip called into the sheriff's office that the investigators confirmed to be an illegal gambling

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Continued from A1 tivity in Covington, Tennessee than anywhere else in Tipton County, Tennessee," said Chumley. In just six months, Chumley says crime in Covington has increased. There have been 42 aggravated assaults, 62 burglaries, 54 drug arrests, 84 cases of theft over $500, and 248 cases of theft under $500. In all, 543 crimes were reported between Jan. 1 and July 31. He is angry that criminals have made people feel unsafe in their own homes. "Whenever we have people worrying about standing in front of win-

operation," he said. "The machines are not illegal to play until the individuals running the operations begin to make cash payouts." The one exception, Chumley said, was slider machines which are illegal to possess. "These cases are also referred to the Department of Revenue to review any tax issues that may have

occurred during the activity. We will continue to attempt to identify other illegal gambling operations but it takes the citizens' help to identify these locations which sometimes are hidden or have limited access to the public." Persons knowing the whereabouts of Denise Whitehead are asked to call the Criminal In-

dows or sitting in front of the window watching TV, it's more than a problem," he said. He plans to continue to work with Covington police to be proactive and solve the problem. "We don't dodge certain parts of town because people have thuggish behavior. We move the thugs out of here. That's what we

need to do," he said. "It'll almost make you think it's gonna be like Memphis and I don't want that to happen," said Lavelle. Police say there will be a Community Safety Presentation on Friday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Old First Baptist Church building on South Main to discuss this increase in crime.

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Is reality TV becoming our reality? When I was a child growing up we seemed to have real heroes, especially in the movies and television. Men and women our parents could look up to and say “that is a person I would not mind you growing up to be.” You could tell the good guys from the bad guys. We never would have made heroes out of the characters of “Sons of Anarchy”, “Desperate Housewives” or Snooki. My grandson told me that everyone had to have MTV because all the kids, girls and boys, loved to watch “Jersey Shore” and the exploits of Snooki. I have never watched the show and have seen enough commercials and news about the program and its idolized star to scratch my head and wonder what kids find so attractive about the program. I fear many will want to emulate the rudeness, language and filthy behavior of Snooki and her co-stars. Kids today would prefer this to an old “I Love Lucy Show”, “Gunsmoke” or John Wayne movie, even the boys. If boys watch tough guy J IM HARDIN shows or movies, the “heroic” guys are often characters of low moral character. They love mafia tough guys or thugs who brutalize women, deal in drugs and use indiscriminate violence with joy. Yes, John Wayne movies often showed killing, but there was generally a clear line between the good and the bad, and in the end, the story was always that bad behavior had consequences. The good guys clearly did not want to use violence, but they would and could if the situation demanded such. Realty shows today often illustrate the worst in the human condition. Petty people using vulgar language (the bleeps don’t fool us and are actually annoying). Just cut the language out like they used to! I remember the very first episode of “Survivor”. It was actually not too bad and the focus was the struggle to survive the rigors of the Island. By season two it had become what most realty TV seems to be today, a soap opera where people parade their worst behaviors and less than honorable characters for millions to watch and seem to actually enjoy. Some of this bad programming began when I was still a youth in the 1970s. The metrosexual male was emerging as the kind of man our boys should immolate, and women in programs lost their virtue, often lowering themselves to that generally thought about many men. The old “Dallas” of the 1970s was just as bad as the new “Dallas” appears to be. Frequent infidelity, conniving to cheat the other guy, and no real hero in the cast a parent would want their children to grow up to be. Oh, and what is a metrosexual man? According to Wikipedia, it originally described “a man (especially one living in an urban, post-industrial, capitalist culture) who spends a lot of time and money on shopping for his appearance.” These guys prefer GQ over Guns and Ammo magazines. Now it is the man who prefers urban over country life, likes to get pedicures and hair styles, and leans toward the narcissistic (self-love over self-sacrifice). There is “nothing new under the Sun” as Solomon wrote, and I suppose Sodom and Gomorrah had its share of metrosexuals. Realty TV and other programming are clearly taking us a different direction from TV and movies of the past. If you think this is not affecting our culture and kids today you are simply in denial. What we watch and hear affects our brains, and what aaffects the brain also affects the heart. That is reality!

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Thanks for the flags Dear editor, Last week I was driving in one of the most beautiful parts of Tipton County, the Mt. Lebanon community. I’d stopped to visit my friend, Roy Hopkins, and he told me the history of the large number of American flags that are so well displayed for many miles down Mt. Lebanon Road. Roy explained that several years ago, local patriot Ben Baker decided to provide and install most (or probably all) of the flags that still so prominently fly today in the Mt. Lebanon community. Ben sure makes us all proud of our flag and to be Americans. We salute him! Jerry DuPriest Covington THE LEADER

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Elvis and Dewey Phillips formed a great combination Dewey Phillips, the greatest cal bribery. (Guess who won?) disc jockey ever, was larger than Dewey lived in the fast lane life to all us music lovers within as evidenced by his serious car the shortened radio waves. Can wrecks and some folks emit two of anyone imagine back then what the wrecks should have killed him. it meant to hear Elvis played by On a trip from Adamsville returnPhillips? No one today could pos- ing to Memphis, Dewey failed to sibly understand with all the tech- negotiate a curve on old highway nology just how difficult it was to sixty-four outside Bolivar. Jewell pick up the broadcast Gates showed me the of Phillips’ show out in location and said, “it the distant Rosemark would have killed an or Barretville area. Sevaverage man.” The late eral have reminisced Jim Sanderson, along with, “remember when with Tommy Green it came up a cloud right retrieved Phillips from in the middle of ‘maythe tangled steel. This belline’ with Chuck proved to be quite an Berry wailing, all we’d ordeal, especially with get was static?” the braces Phillips Delving in the past wore due to polio, and brought back memoother wrecks, but true ries of many parents to form, Phillips surSOUTHERN RAISIN' wouldn’t allow the new vived. O TIS G RIFFIN wild carrying on playing I was dying to meet inside their walls. Sevour hero, but at fifteen, I eral friends would take a radio to had no earthly idea how to accombed and hide it under the pillow plish this feat. I surely didn’t want muffling the rhythm using an ex- Daddy to know what I treasured tension cord for juice. Those of us or he would have slung me in the that didn’t have such a rig would corn crib and I’d still be shucking. have to hear secondhand what My dear friend and great AmeriPhillips played last night and can, James Thomas Roberts and above all what did he say? Some- I drove to Memphis on three diftime we’d get answers from Em- ferent occasions, and sat in James’ erson, Arvis and Tommy such as, station wagon across from Hotel “I’m not gonna’ tell you less’n you Chisca, waiting to get a glimpse give me yo’ apple at lunch.” Down of Dewey. The first two times we right skunk mean and early politi- weren’t lucky and I was scared

to knock on the door at Phillips’ “STUDIO”. Remember, I’m a country redneck, and only go to town once a month. The third time is a charm as we were sitting in the dilapidated wagon, and Dewey had his window open and tossed a cigarette. James treed him, so I wiggled out the passenger’s side through the missing window, as the doors were tied shut with baling wire, so they wouldn’t fall off. Hey, we’re (pore) country boys. I hollered, “Bolton.” Dewey invited us up. I couldn’t believe we were going to meet the one and only Phillips. By the time he took two steps to open the door, we had sprinted about forty yards. When he shook my hand, I couldn’t speak; just a little gurgle came forth. James and I sat in a smaller area than I envisioned and he talked to us about basketball, as he was a monstrous fan. He discussed music and surprisingly knew the Rosemark area as he was good friends with Mr. Robert Williams our mail carrier. The one memorization has remained with us is that Dewey Phillips as colossal as he was; treated us just great. I wanted to laugh, cry, jump up and down, hug him, but actually, I was petrified, so I just sat there, and said nothing. I’m sho’ the big hog at the memory trough now… Glory!

Local funeral home fined by state By SHERRI ONORATI sonorati@covingtonleader.com The State of Tennessee’s Department of Commerce and Insurance regulatory boards disciplinary action report for June 2012 revealed a local business, Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington, was recently assessed a civil penalty. According to the report, the funeral home was fined $1,000 by the state regulatory board for unprofessional conduct after receiving a consumer complaint by James Akins, the father of Chris Atkins, who died along with his two daughters, mother and girlfriend, in an Atoka house fire in September 2010. In the consent order issued on May 16, 2012 by the Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, the stipulated findings of fact charge that MaleyYarbrough refused to assist Atkins or provide him with information regarding the final arrangements of his son even though Atkins had attempted on several occasions to contact Maley-Yarbrough to assist in the final arrangements. The facts also revealed Maley-Yarbrough

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dent’s father and widow attempted to make final arrangements. The order was signed by Charles E. Moss, Jr., manager of MaleyYarbrough Funeral Home on June 10, after waving the right to a formal hearing. Attempts for clarification on the charges from Maley-Yarbrough went unanswered. A review of the regulatory board’s disciplinary action reports for the past year also revealed in August 2011, Joan Ennis Buckley of Atoka was fined a $1,000 and had her license suspended until she could provide proof of 20082009 continuing professional education (CPE) by the Board of Accountancy for failure to respond to a CPE audit. In July 2011, Glenn Russell of Munford was assessed a $500 civil penalty for also failing to respond to a CPE audit. He was also required to complete two additional hours of Tennessee state specific ethnics CPE and to show proof of all of his CPE and penalty hours. Also in July 2011, Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Covington was fined a $2,000 civil penalty for not SEE FINE, PAGE A5

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Diversify your investment risk All investments carry risk. But, are subject to market risk. You can as an investor, one of the biggest help lessen this risk by owning a risks you face is that of not achiev- wide variety of investments from ing your long-term goals, such as different industries and even difenjoying a comfortable retirement ferent countries. and remaining financially inde• Inflation (purchasing power) pendent throughout risk — If you own a fixedyour life. To help reach rate investment, such as your objectives, you a Certificate of Deposit need to own a variety (CD), that pays an interest of investment vehicles rate below the current rate — and each carries its of inflation, you are incurown type of risk. ring purchasing power If you spread your risk. Fixed-income investinvestment dollars ments can help provide reamong vehicles that liable income streams, but carry different types of you also need to consider FINANCIAL FOCUS risk, you may increase investments with growth STEVEN J. JONES your chances of ownpotential to help work toing some investments that do well, ward your long-term goals. even if, at the same time, you own • Interest-rate risk — Bonds and others that aren’t. As a result, you other fixed-income investments are may be able to reduce the overall subject to interest-rate risk. If you level of volatility in your portfolio. own a bond that pays 4% interest, (Keep in mind, though, that diver- and newly issued bonds pay 5%, sification can’t guarantee a profit it would be difficult to sell your or protect against all losses.) bond for full price. So if you wantTo diversify your risk factors, ed to sell it prior to maturity, you you first need to recognize them. might have to offer it at a discount Here are some of the most com- to the original price. However, if mon types of investment risk: you hold your bonds to maturity, • Market risk — This is the type you can expect to receive return of of risk that everyone thinks about your principal provided the bond — the risk that you could lose prin- does not default. cipal if the value of your invest• Default risk — Bonds, along ment drops and does not recover with some more complex investbefore you sell it. All investments ments, such as options, are subject

to default risk. If a company issues a bond that you’ve bought and that company runs into severe financial difficulties, or even goes bankrupt, it may default on its bonds, leaving you holding the bag. You can help protect against this risk by sticking with “investment-grade” bonds — those that receive high ratings from independent rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s or Moody’s. • Liquidity risk — Some investments, like real estate, are harder to sell than others. Thus, real estate is considered more “illiquid” than many common investments. Make sure you understand what type of risk is associated with every investment you own. And try to avoid “overloading” your portfolio with too many investments with the same type of risks. Doing so will not result in a totally smooth journey through the investment world — but it may help eliminate some of the “bumps” along the way. 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.

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Lewis, Edward Lee Born: 9/12/1968 1823 Ray Lane Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Habitual motor vehicle offender

Little, Jessica Maria Born: 3/9/1985 242 Crawford Henning, TN 38041 Charge: Promotion of meth manufacturing

London, Christopher Glynn Born: 1/14/1982 515 Cape Meadows Circle Cape Girardeau, MO 67301 Charge: Promotion of meth manufacturing

Mosher, Jesse Born: 3/12/1977 194 Da Wyatt Rae Dr. Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Violation of sexual offender act

Newman, Shawn Allen Born: 11/14/1973 992 Munford-Gilt Edge Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Theft under $10,000

Richardson IV, John Clarence Born: 6/30/1982 889 Betty Boyd Lane Atoka, TN 38004 Charge: Possession of schedule II drug

Rodgers, Frederick Shovell Born: 5/6/1976 879 Millervend Rd. Memphis, TN 38016 Charge: Theft over $1,000

Scott, Mario Andrettie Born: 8/1/1970 3600 Pleasant Hollow, Apt. # 75 Memphis, TN 38116 Charge: Habitual motor vehicle offender

Sherrill, Kenneth Edward Born: 8/28/1975 525 Simonton Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. burglary

Taylor, Lamarcus Ladale Born: 5/20/1989 522 W. Pleasant Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Delivery of cocaine x2

Event will commemorate Randolph fire A Civil War sesquicentennial event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Randolph. Sponsored by the Fort Wright Historical Site, Inc., the event will open at 8 a.m. and will include artillery, cavalry and infantry firing and drill; a weapons exhibit at the campsites; recognition and tour of the Ft. Wright Historical site, overlook and gunpowder magazine; rifle demonstration; firing by artillery, cavalry and infantry; and a skirmish. Camps close at 4 p.m. The event will commemorate 150 years since the burning of Randolph during the war. Commodore Robert Pinkney commanded the regular Confederate naval squadron at Randolph in May-June 1862. The C. S. S. General Polk was commanded by Lieut. Jonathan Hanby Carter. Captain Franklin Keeling commanded the

supply and transport ship Paul Jones. These steamers left Randolph June 3 en route for the Yazoo River where they joined Captain Isaac N. Brown. Captain Brown was in charge of the final construction of the C. S. S. Arkansas. In September 1862, Colonel Robert V. Richardson came to Tipton County and with Captain John U. Green and others, began raising a regiment of partisan rangers to operate within the Federal lines. On Sept. 23, 1862, the Union packet Eugene was fired upon by partisans and nearly captured. The clerk of the boat was captured. In retaliation, Gen. William T. Sherman sent Colonel Charles C. Walcutt and the 46th Ohio Infantry and a section of artillery, some 300 soldiers, to the town. The Federals arrived on two

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of Funeral Directors and Embalmers and the Board of Accountancy, such as, Architectural and Engineering Examiners, Auctioneer Commission, Barber Examiners Board, Cosmetology Board and Real Estate Appraisers. For more visit www. tn.gov/commerce/.

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The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility during the week of July 29-Aug.4.

▪ Adams, Melvin Roy, 52, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, violation of light law; Aug. 4, CPD ▪ Bailey, Derik Dewayne, 27, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, Aug. 1, TCSO ▪ Bing, Robert Franklin, 47, violation of sex offender act, Aug. 1, TCSO ▪ Booher, Brent Christopher, 48, poss. controlled substance, poss. controlled substance, July 30, TCSO ▪ Booth, April Nicole, 25, DUI second offense, consent law, failure to maintain control; Aug. 2, MUPD ▪ Bradshaw, Brandy Leigh, 24, agg. burglary, vandalism, simple poss. marijuana; July 29, CPD ▪ Branch, Vincent Ray, 24, poss. marijuana with intent to sell, noise violation; July 29, CPD ▪ Burk, Katherine Elizabeth, 24, shoplifting, Aug. 3, TCSO ▪ Butler, Demontae Symone, 21, poss. sch. II drug, July 30, CPD ▪ Byrd, Timothy Lee, 26, agg. assault no injury, Aug. 2, APD ▪ Camp, Melissa Dean, 37, DUI second offense, failure to maintain control; Aug. 4, APD ▪ Campbell, Ronald Keith, 32, intro contraband into penal institution, Aug. 4, TCSO ▪ Cartwright, David O’Brian, 33, poss. sch. III drug, delivery of cocaine;

July 30, TCSO ▪ Coan, Shawn Michael, 23, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, seatbelt law; July 29, TCSO ▪ Conklin, Kathleen Octavia, 25, domestic assault, Aug. 4, CPD ▪ Cousar, Crystal Michelle, 34, burglary, theft under $10,000; July 29, TCSO ▪ Culbreath, Justin Donald, 18, agg. burglary, theft; Aug. 2, CPD ▪ Davis, Eric Noel, 22, poss. marijuana with intent to sell, Aug. 2, TCSO ▪ Dickerson, Jermaine Ethenn, 36, agg. criminal trespass, domestic assault; Aug. 4, CPD ▪ Evans, Thomas Aaron, 52, forgery, July 30, TCSO ▪ Flowers, Lonnie Ray, 27, theft over $1,000, criminal trespass; Aug. 2, TCSO ▪ Forbess, Corey Logan, 18, agg. burglary, theft under $500; Aug. 2, CPD ▪ Garcia, Kevin Charles, 38, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, registration law; Aug. 1, MUPD ▪ Glass, Johnathan Paul, 22, theft, July 30, TCSO ▪ Glenn, Hunter Lynn, 23, shoplifting, assault; July 31, TCSO ▪ Hernandez, Juan Martin, 48, public intoxication, Aug. 4, CPD ▪ Hill, Terrisha Nika, 24, shoplifting, Aug. 3, TCSO ▪ Holland, Cleveland Larry, 48, DUI first offense, consent law, failure to yield; Aug. 4, TCSO ▪ Hull, Michelle Elizabeth,

boats, the Eugene and the Ohio Belle. Sherman ordered the burning of Randolph and all within five miles of the town. One home was left standing. That home, the residence of J. H. Barton, was saved due to the fact that the owner had allowed the Union naval clerk the use of a boat to escape to Memphis. The 3,000-acre plantation of Mrs. Elizabeth Alston was within four miles of Randolph. Settled about 1825, Mrs. Alston, with her two daughters and one son, lived there when the war broke out. On this tract in the heart of the wilderness acreage, she erected a palatial house and the chapel, Ravenscroft. For more information contact Russell Bailey 476-3744.

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28, agg. assault no injury, July 30, TCSO ▪ Johnson, Ashley Mack, 42, assault, July 29, TCSO ▪ Jones, William Lyle, 42, domestic assault, Aug. 3, CPD ▪ Lewis, Leon Juanell, 31, domestic assault, Aug. 3, TCSO ▪ Lovorn, Haywood Gibson, 48, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, fraud; July 31, TCSO ▪ Lozan, Laron Arland, 43, violation sex offender act, Aug. 2, TCSO ▪ Max, James Dennis, 55, public intoxication, theft, assault; Aug. 1, CPD ▪ McClain, Mitchell Alexander, 22, DUI second offense, reckless driving; July 29, TCSO ▪ Middlebrooks, Darial, 48, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, seatbelt law; July 29, TCSO ▪ Moore, Stanley Ray, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, joyriding, evading arrest, resisting; July 30, TCSO ▪ Morris, Moses Leon, 53, domestic assault, July 31, TCSO ▪ Muex, Eddie, 33, domestic assault, July 29, CPD ▪ Murray, Marcus Lavelle, 30, DUI first offense, consent law, driving left of center of roadway; Aug. 4, TCSO ▪ Myles, Eric Shane, 28, failure to appear, July 30, CPD ▪ Nicholson III, James Andrew, 49, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, July 31, TCSO ▪ Payne, Roy Lee, 18, agg. burglary, theft under $500; Aug. 2, CPD

▪ Payne, Terrence Tashun, 29, assault, Aug. 2, APD ▪ Ray, Robert Zachary, 19, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, underage conumption; July 29, TCSO ▪ Risch, Brett Allen, 30, delivery of cocaine, July 29, TCSO ▪ Rogers, Brandon Matthew, 26, agg. assault no injury, July 29, MUPD ▪ Shaw, Travis Terrell, 29, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, poss. controlled substance, noise violation; Aug. 4, CPD ▪ Sherrill, Spanada, 36, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, July 29, CPD ▪ Sizemore, Jeffery Daniel, 24, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, improper tag display, no insurance; Aug. 4, TCSO ▪ Smith, Arthur Lyndale, 27, burglary, felony failure to appear; Aug. 1, TCSO ▪ Somerville, Keith Lee, 24, failure to pay child support, July 29, CPD ▪ Spencer Jr., William Lynn, 47, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, open container, no seat belt; July 29, TCSO ▪ Stone, Tyler Wesley, 21, robbery, vandalism; July 29, CPD ▪ Turnage, Isaac Ryan, 21, leaving scene of accident, driving w/o drivers license, no insurance; Aug. 4, TCSO ▪ Uttz, Steve Andrew, 49, agg. gambling promotion, Aug. 3, TCSO ▪ Wilson, David Allen, 51, domestic assault, Aug. 4, TCSO ▪ Woolridge, John David, 56, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, Aug. 3, TCSO

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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.

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Date of Death – July 31, 2012

May 29, 1929 – August 4, 2012

Robert Perrin Burton, IV, retired self-employed engineer, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Bob was a loving husband and father, a proud Marine, avid birdwatcher who loved the outdoors, and was fortunate to have travelled extensively throughout the world. He will be especially missed by his faithful companion, Zoe. He enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing other cultures. He was lucky to have met the love of his life, Kay, w h o shared these joys with him for the past 30 years. He also leaves daughters Elisabeth Cadell (Ian Fraser) of Vancouver, B. C., Cindy Hastings (Walid) Sakaan of Memphis, and Elizabeth Peden Lea of Memphis, sons Robert Perrin (Kathy) Burton V of Jasper, FL, and Robert Hastings of Memphis, grandchildren Robert Perrin Burton VI, Rebecca Burton, Elizabeth Burton, Sara Sakaan, Magda Margeret Sakaan, Omar Sakaan, Zachary Sakaan, and Chloe Grauer-Lea, great-grandchild Olivia Burton, and special friends Randy Hirsh and Shea and Ian Grauer. Visitation took place Saturday, August 4, from 1 p.m. until the service at 2:30, all at Salem Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Atoka, where he was a member. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family asks that any memorials be made to Salem ARP Church, West Clinic, LeBonheur Children’s Research Hospital, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Rev. William Roberts, 83, of Dyersburg, passed away on Saturday, August 4. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 6 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Indian Creek Cemetery in Brighton. He is survived by one son, Jimmy L. Roberts of the United Arab Emirates; two daughters, Deborah Curtis and Susan Gatlin, both of Brighton; one sister, Verlon Yager of Memphis; two brothers, Hurlis Roberts of Athens, AL and Lee Roberts of Byhalia, MS; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.

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Jimmy D. Gilbert Jr.

July 27, 1942 – August 1, 2012 Memorial services for Jimmy D. Gilbert, Jr., 70, were held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors, with Rev. Bill Luther officiating. Mr. Gilbert died on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at his residence. A native of Memphis, Buddy was born on July 27, 1942, the son of the late Jimmy D. Gilbert, Sr. and Bonnie Sue McLemore Gilbert. He graduated from High School in Memphis and served in the United States Air Force. He was a longtime owner of Buddy Gilberts Body Shop in Memphis. He loved breeding, raising and showing Quarter horses. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jimmy Glenn Gilbert and a nephew Mark Johnson. He is survived by his sister, Shirley Gilbert Johnson and husband Dennis of Jackson, Tenn.; three nieces, Brenda Najjar of Memphis, Gina Hughes of Brownsville and Dara Holsinger of Jackson and five great nephews and two great nieces. Arrington Funeral Directors had charge of arrangements. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) August 9, 2012

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Robert Lavon Tankersley

December 28, 1939 – August 4, 2012 Robert L. “Tank” Tankersley, 72, formerly of Covington went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on August 4th, 2012 at his home with his wife Carole of 26 years by his side. Born on December 28, 1939 in Burlison, TN, he was the son of the late Clarence and Audrey Tankersley. He served in the U.S. Army from May 1959 to July 1962. He had many accomplishments in life but the thing he was most proud of was becoming an officer of the Tipton Co. Sheriff’s Office. He was awarded officer of the month in March 2001 and officer of the year in December 2001. He leaves behind many friends and family, among them his wife Carole Tankersley. They were united in marriage on September 27, 1985. He leaves behind 3 sons, Levon Tankersley of Bullhead City, AZ; Steve Tankersley of Morris Chapel, TN; Richard Tankersley Strayhorn, MS; 1 daughter, Angie Taylor of Adamsville, TN; 2 step sons, Keith Childers and Rick Childers both of Eagle River, Alaska; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers and 1 sister. He is preceded in death by 1 grandson, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. He had such a zest for life. His sense of humor and easy going personality made him an absolute treasure to all who knew him. His strong faith made him a true example of a Christian man. He lived a life of dedication to his family, friends, and his community. His life can be summed up by scripture Matthew 25:21 “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Services were held Tuesday afternoon at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home, Covington. Burial was in Covington Memorial Gardens. The family asks that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

James Thomas “Bubba” Morris Jr.

Maurice “Bud” McClinton, 77, of Mason, passed away on Friday, August 3 at his home. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 6 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McClinton; two daughters, Sharon (Bramlett) Campbell and Jean (Michael) Yarbro, both of Mason; two sisters, Dorothy Brumley and Katherine Carroll, both of Burlison; one brother, Naurice McClinton of Burlison; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.

Mr. James Morris Jr., 77, died on Sunday, August 5, 2012. He was a heavy equipment operator for Van Bringle and member of Charleston Baptist Church. He was also an 18-year employee of the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Morris leaves behind daughters Karen Morris of Covington and Sheila Brasfield of Brownsville; brother Harold Morris of Covington; Nita Beasley of McKenzie; grandson Bradley Walls and great-granddaughter Keeley Elizabeth Walls. Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his companion, Mary Morris, and brother Billy Morris. The visitation for Mr. Morris took place on Tuesday August 7 at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. Funeral services followed the visitation. Interment will be at the Covington Memorial Gardens.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) August 9, 2012

James R. “Jim” Coop

Date of Death – August 4, 2012 James R. “Jim” Coop, 70, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, early Saturday morning, August 4, 2012. He was loved and respected by people all over the world. As a young man, Jim served as a Jet Engine Mechanic in the Marine Corps. One of his favorite sayings was, “Once a Marine, Always a Marine!” Later he served as a Flight Engineer in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Jim loved to fly, and eventually earned his private pilot’s license. After retiring from Solar Gas Turbines, where he was Manager of the Middle East Region, Jim started his own contracting business, J.R. Coop Contracting Company. Realizing that young people needed to learn trade skills, he served, until retirement, as teacher of the Building and Trades class at Munford High School. Jim was a member of First Baptist Church, Millington, where he served as a deacon, and faithful prayer warrior. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, and the Republican Party of Tipton County. He was also cofounder of the Tipton County TEA Party. Visitation took place at Munford Funeral Home, 1136 Tipton Road, Munford on Wednesday, August 8, from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m., also at the Munford Funeral Home. Interment will be in the West Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery, 4000 Forrest Hill-Irene Rd., Memphis, at 1 p.m. Mr. Coop is survived by his wife of 45 years, Leah Rae; daughter, Vanessa Joy Coop of Columbus, OH; and sister, Pat (Richard) Swain; and brother, Charlie (Linda) Coop, both of Heber Springs, AR; brothers-in-law, Alan (Maureen) Vincent of CA and Farrel (Bonnie) Vincent of Munford; several beloved nieces and nephews, and many cherished friends. Mr. Coop was the son of the late William and Sarah Coop of Memphis, TN. Remembrances will be thankfully received by Confidential Care for Women, a dedicate pro-life organization, at 126 W. Liberty, Ave., Covington, TN 38019. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) August 9, 2012

Opal Beatrice Tindall Holcomb April 13, 1931 – August 4, 2012

Opal Beatrice Tindall Holcomb, 81, was born April 13, 1931 and died on August 4, 2012. She was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Covington. She is survived by her husband, J.R. Holcomb; sons, Robert Tindall, James Tindall (Patti), and Billy Tindall (Sherri) all of Covington; and daughters, Louise Jones (Harry), Linda Ward (James) and Cathy Norman (Roy) all of Covington. Mrs. Tindall was preceded in death by her first husband, William Thomas Tindall; son, William Thomas Tindall; and brothers, LeRoy and James Elzey. The funeral services for Mrs. Tindall will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m. at the First Assembly of God in Covington. Visitation for Mrs. Tindall was held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 4-8 p.m. at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. Interment will be at the R. H. Munford Cemetery.

Richard E. Mott, 74, of Atoka, a retired installer for Floyd Fire Extinguishers, died on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital Park. He was a member of First Baptist Church Atoka and served in the U.S. Navy during Viet Nam. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at Munford Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Louise Kelsey Buford Mott; daughters Freida (Robert) Paine and Donna Buford Barnett; sons Bob (Jonnie) Buford and Ed (Vickie) Buford; sisters Betty Raider, Virginia Kline and Thelma Trawek; brother Andy Mott; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Anna English Mott. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) August 9, 2012

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Maurice “Bud” McClinton July 15, 1935 – August 3, 2012

Richard E. Mott

Date of Death – August 7, 2012

March 3, 1935 – August 5, 2012

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) August 9, 2012

Eugene F. Roden

December 3, 1922 – August 5, 2012 Eugene F. Roden of Covington died on Sunday, August 5, 2012. He was born December 3, 1922 at Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee to Jerome Abernathy and Vada Bass Roden. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Mechanical Engineering and began his career working at the Y-12 atomic plant in the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge, TN in 1944 as the project was getting under way. He later worked for the Memphis District Corps of Engineers and was a 39-year employee of the Naval Air Station in Millington, TN, where he was Director of Engineering for 18 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Covington and was a 40-plus year member of the University Club of Memphis. He leaves his wife of 68 years, Maurine McCalla Roden, a daughter, Linda Roden Tolley (Rusty) of Millington and two granddaughters, Charlotte Tolley of Knoxville, TN and Mary Tolley Martin (Kevin) of Ashville, NC. Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 8 at the Covington Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be held at a later time at the Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski, TN. Memorials may be sent to the Tipton County Public Library or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) August 9, 2012

Mel Barton

Date of Death – August 6, 2012 Mel Barton, 81, of Munford, a retired clinical supervisor for Northeast Community Mental Health Center, died on Monday, August 6, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army during Viet Nam, was a former chief of police in Cotton Plant, Ark., a former disc jockey in Dyersburg and was actively involved in the community with sports, scouts and the band boosters. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 at Munford Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at the funeral home. He will be buried at Memorial Park Southwood Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Barton; sons Troy Barton and Ryan Barton; sisters Jeannine, Maddie and Judy; and brothers Lowell, Ricky and Tommy. Memorial contributions may be made to the humane society.

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 August 9 The Tipton County UT Extension office will offer a Canning Safely class on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the First united Methodist Church in Covington, 145 West Church Ave. The fee is $20 per person and includes a canning and freezing booklet and canned foods. Deadline to register is Aug. 3. Call Priscilla Eddins, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent at (901) 476-0231 to sign up. August 13 There will be a FREE GIS Internet Mapping Website Workshop on Monday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dyersburg State CC. If you would like to attend please RSVP by Aug. 9 to Pat Hibdon at 476-0255 or by email to phibdon@ tiptonco.com August 14 Booker T. Leigh of the UT-Extension Office and Tipton County Master Gardeners are hosting a diagnostic clinic from 3-5:30 p.m., at Munford Park and Recreation Center at 63 College St. For more information, call Leigh at 476-0231. August 18 Boy Scout Troop 66 is hosting a pancake breakfast and yard sale at Munford First United Methodist Church, 57 Tipton St., beginning at 7 a.m. Children under 12 - $3, 12 & up - $5. August 21 & 22 An AARP Driver Safety Program class will be held on August 21 and 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the TN Technology Center, 1600 Hwy 51 South, Covington. Hosted by Brighton Bank, please contact Vicki Smith at 476-5353 to sign up. Instructor is Jim Novotny, 476-0477. August 25 Tipton County Veterans Council Pancake Breakfast will be on Aug. 25, at Restoration Church, 60 E Main St in Munford from 7-10 a.m. For more information visit www.tiptonco.com/ docs/2012_Pancake_Breakfast_Veterans.pdf

The family of Louise Vandergrift would like to thank you for all acts of kindness shown to us during the sickness and death of our beloved mother. Jimmy Vandergrift, Vannice Crocker and Bryan Vandergrift

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Mary Frances Morris

October 9, 1929 – August 4, 2012 Mary Frances Morris, 82, died on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Mrs. Morris was a retired day-care worker at Childrens Village and a member of the Charleston Baptist Church. Mrs. Morris is survived by her son, Larry Warf of Henry; daughters, Karen Morris and Donna Cochran of Covington; brothers, Leslie Cranford of Covington, and Danny Joe Cranford of Houston, TX; six grandchildren, Tammy Freeman, Jennifer Hayes, Todd Cochran, Jason Cochran, Winfred Warf and Justin Warf; 12 greatgrandchildren. Her companion, James Morris, died the following day. Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her first husband, Mark Warf; sons, Mack Warf Jr. and Keith Warf; and grandchild, Mandy Warf. Visitation was Sunday, August 5, from 2-4 p.m. at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. The funeral for Mrs. Morris was held on Monday, August 6, at 11 a.m.. Interment was at the Covington Memorial Gardens. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) August 9, 2012

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Libby Click Hi everyone, Sorry about missing you last week, but my computer was giving me problems. Finally got it working by the help of one of our grandsons... Technology and seniors don`t always work well together … ha, ha. Last week was a very busy week . On Thursday we worked at the polls all day. On Friday Charlie went with me to downtown Memphis to the wholesale jewelry and clothing show. It's called the The Helen Britt Show. It comes 3-4 times a year. Basically for wholesale vendors. I'm allowed to get in through my sister's business. It was fun and Charlie found him a good seat. Then on Saturday we attended the most precious wedding I've ever been to, that of Rachel Nance and Cameron Dickey. When the door opened and he saw Rachel and he began to cry , as did the rest of us. It was so sweet. They are members of my church, the Covington Church of Christ. Following that we attended the 50th wedding anniversary of our neighbors and friends, Mr. Thornton and Patsy Fee. Courtney and Kirk Fee, their children, did a tremendous job of putting everything together. It was wonderful to see so many people you knew and had not seen in a long time. Even little Brice Fite was there and was able to give me a high five. An angel among us for sure. Also congratulations to Payson McDaniel who recieved so many honors while at DSU, including the dean's list and the presiden's academic list. Way to go Payson!! Salem Presbyterian Church Rev. Charles Todd and his wife Judy were honored on Sunday, July 29, with a reception at Salem Associate Reformed Church for Mr. Todd's service of 40 years at Salem. Please remember Mrs. Judy in the loss of

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Debe Simonton Hello my friends, What a busy week this is going to be for so many parents, teachers, school staff, and students. The first week of school!! We have begun with school shopping and accessing the school list. We have found a lot of unused supplies that we didn't realize we had. Hallelujah!!! What an expense supplies are. I can remember when the kids were small, I would have to save up most of the summer to have the money for school supplies for the 5 kids. Now if I was trying to save I'd have to start in January!!!! At least when the kids got older the expenses

her brother. Worship is at 11 a.m. Ladies Bible Study will meet this Thursday the 9th at 7 p.m. at the church. The young married will meet on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at Lee and Kristin Dixion's home in Munford. Happy birthdays from last week and this week go to Alan Patton, Paula Vick, Jacob Turnage, Stephanie Willey, Michael Arney, Mirianne Miller , Gerald McDaniel and Jayden Brown. Hope they are each the greatest!

Covington Church of Christ Worship is at 8:45 and 11 a.m. each Sunday and Bible study at 10 a.m. each Sunday and again at 7 on Wednesday evening. Everyone is always welcome. Our minister is brother Mike Rogers and our associate minister is brother Jeff Phillips. We rejoice with Taylor Kellow as she was babtized into Christ. We are also blessed with a new member into our family at Covington, Mr.Joshua Caraway. We extend our deepest sympathy to Albert Cates in the death of his niece Dana Renfroe and also to Rusty Cartwright in the death of his cousin, Russ Harris. Tommy Schroader is collecting new or used athletic shoes for Soles for Souls. Please bring them to our church. We are also collecting school supplies for our Back To School Drive. You may also bring them to our church. Thanks to you all. Happy anniversary to Michael and Helen Moore. In closing, the Olympics have been very entertaining when you have a moment to catch up and sit down for a while. Of course our Americans change and become more rounded and some are even recyclable How about those storms last week!! I was so excited to hear the thunder, imagine that!! My flowers were doing the happy dance, too. Hopefully we will have the occasional rain to help the rest of the summer. I'm not going to hold my breath though. Our prayers need to still go out to the Boyd family. Mr. James is going to go to a rehab facility, so we wish him a speedy recovery so he can come home. I know Ms. Mary Dell will be so happy. Neal is suffering with the asthma-bronchitis again!!! I has been a tough year with this problem. Hopefully he

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tion and there is always a lot to look forward to when we visit. Southern Style Pro Wrestling will be at Jake's Fireworks on the TiptonShelby county line on Aug. 11. The card will be featured by the appearances of Doug Gilbert and Brian Christopher. Please remember those in the community who are in the nursing homes and hospitals and those in the military and their families. Until next time.

Tipton County Commission on Aging events sponsored by

Jim Baddour III, DDS and Staff TCCA and the Covington Senior Center are seeking volunteers for upcoming programs. We are currently seeking volunteers for jewelry making and kiln fired ceramics. If you are interested please contact Kelly West at 901-476-1068. Just for Fun Creative Aging- On Friday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Dining Hall of the CSC, Creative Aging presents Soft Fire Duo.

Sharon Presbyterian We welcome all members, friends and visitors to our fellowship at Sharon. We have many on our prayer list. Please continue to remember these and others. We are always grateful for our Dunlap residents who are able to make it. Happy birthday to Juanita Waits. Hope it is the greatest!

Gilt Edge Connie and Callie Blyue, along with Summer Whiteside, took 18-month-old Juda Butler to the Memphis Zoo. The four had a good time recently. The men at Gilt Edge Church of Christ had a men's fellowship at the Bald Butcher on Saturday morning. The attendance was 12 and it was very enjoyable. The fellowship is always good and visiting the nursing homes afterwards is good. We have several in our congrega-

Leah Rae Rogers to wed Alan Willey

Craft Club- The craft club meets twice this month on Monday, Aug. 6 and 27 at 10 a.m. in the dining hall of the CSC. Book Club- The TCCA Book Club holds a light discussion about various books or articles each month. Facilitator, Mrs. Charlene Mashburn will be in the craft room of the CSC on Monday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m.

Tom and Lisa Rogers of Stanton and Lynne Rogers of Brighton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Leah Rae Rogers to Robert Alan Willey, son of Roger and Diane Willey of Brighton. Leah is the granddaughter of Mona Barber of Orlando, Fla., the late David Rogers and Judy Rogers Harbert, formerly of Lumberport, W. Va., and the late William and Shirley Barber, formerly of Orlando, Fla. She is a graduate of Brighton High School and the University of Tennessee at Martin where she was active in Chi Omega sorority. She is employed as a third grade teacher at Crestview Elementary. Alan is the grandson of Robert and Sheila Willey of Brighton and Tom and Beth King of Springville. Alan is a graduate of Brighton High School and the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is employed as a Social Studies teacher at Covington Integrated Arts Academy. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Carahills II in Gallaway. They will reside in Covington.

Have a community story you'd like to see in the paper? Call Sherri at 476-7116 and tell her about it! are all doing very well. A special thanks to all of our military personnel as well as law enforcement and fire department. Es-

pecially our local Almyra Volunteer Fire Department. Have a great week everyone.

get some relief soon. Gail Alsbrook's sweet husband has also had a rough summer, please pray for his continued recovery. And prayers go out to all who are sick and grieving. Please don't forget them in your daily thoughts. If there is anything you can do for them please take the time to do this. Simonton Salon is so excited to announce that Ms. Donna (Overstreet) Martin is going to be joining the salon in about a week hopefully. She was a partner with The

Shop. We wish Tonya and April the best with their business. We are planning a Grand Reopening with the return of Ms. Callie Rickard and Donna!! So be looking for more information on our endeavor. The James Busby family would like to thank the Three Star Fire Dept. for their quick response on the fire at their property. They express their gratitude for your services. As I find my time running short as usual I want to bid farewell for this week. Love you guys!!

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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. The facilitator this month is Mr. John Currie and he will be studying the book of Acts. 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 Friday, Aug. 3, 17, 24 and 31 beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Game Show- Ready to win? Join Kelly in the dining hall of the CSC on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. for “Let’s Make A Deal”. Wii Games- Wii is back! Join Kelly in the dining hall of the CSC on Thursday, Aug. 9 and 23 at 9 a.m. for Wii video games. Storytelling- Join Ms. Cozet Jones as she weaves fabulous stories on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. in the dining hall of the CSC. To Your Health Health Screenings- Covington Manor will be testing blood sugar and blood pressure in the dining hall of the CSC at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Ms. Cindy from Baptist Home Health will be here on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. to test blood pressure. Covington Care will be in the dining hall of the CSC on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 9:40 a.m. to check blood pressure. TCCA has partnered with local healthcare providers to offer this service. The healthcare agencies volunteer for these clinics free of charge and occasionally they are called away to emergencies so please understand if/when they are unable to come. Clinics are also available at Garland and Munford Senior Centers. 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. Ballroom Dancing- Ballroom Dancing classes are every Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the TCCA dance room. Richard Bishop is the instructor and the cost is $8 per class. Singles and couples are welcomed! Caregiver Programs “Helen’s House” Adult Day/ Respite Service - Helen’s House currently has openings offering a great opportunity for those with some degree of memory loss or dementia to have a safe and therapeutic experience while their family caregivers enjoy a time for personal business or other activities. Helen’s House is licensed by the State of Tennessee. Helen’s House is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 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. • South Tipton Caregiver Wellness Group - This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at Munford Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall from 5:30 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 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 to 2 p.m. The facilitator is Mrs. Darlene Hopper Spaulding. • TCCA Breast Health Wellness Group- Please join Sue Wheeler on the second Monday of the month at Covington Senior Center dining room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tipton County Commission on Aging 401 S. College, P.O. Box 631 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3333/901-476-3398- Fax Covington Senior Center Kelly West 476-1068 Helen’s House - Anita Feuring 476-1068 www.tiptonaging.org


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The Civil War and Tipton County: June 1862 Compiled by Russell B. Bailey, Tipton County Historian

“Pile the Cotton to the skies; Lo! The Northmen gaze; England! Se our sacrifice— See the Cotton blaze! Confederate authorities ordered the destruction of cotton and other staples that were subject to Federal capture.   On April 28, the Confederate quartermaster at Memphis supplied Captain O. P. Lyles with four steamboats “for cotton-burning purposes.”  Captain Lyles placed detachments of 12 men each on the boats to assist in the destruction.  Ordered to burn all the cotton within reach of the Mississippi River, he reported on May 29: “In performing this work, in all cases where there was a good road, and the cotton accessible, I went back from the river a distance varying from 5 to 10 miles...I can

report that all the cotton (or at least all that we could find) between Randolph (or near that place) and Vicksburg…is burned and destroyed...total number of bales, 13,612.” Thomas W. Knox, a journalist for the New York Herald, was present at the capture of Forts’ Pillow and Randolph and wrote: “Our capture of these points occurred a short time after the Rebels issued the famous ‘cotton-burning order,’ commanding all planters to burn their cotton, rather than to allow it to fall in our hands. The people showed no particular desire to comply with the order, except in a few instances.  Detachments of Rebel cavalry were sent to enforce obedience.  They enforced it by setting fire to the cotton in presence of its owners.  On both banks of the river, as we moved from Randolph to Memphis, we could see the smoke arising from plantations, or from secluded spots in the forest where cotton had

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Hello everybody! My goodness it’s hot! Whew! I guess we set a record in July for the hottest July in history is what I understand! And I think we’re all feelin’ it! First of all I failed to put in last week’s notes how much we appreciate Macedonia UMC for coming and giving us a wonderful Christmas in July!!!! Thank you so very much you faithful people of God!!!! We do enjoy that “Christmas in July”!!! Thank you for

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The wedding. A personal account; things that you'll only read here: Congratulations to Cameron and Rachel Dickey on their nuptials on Saturday, August 4, 2012! They have waited since they met in 2007, started dating in 2009, got engaged and married in 2012. After showers, announcements and picking out stuff for months, it came down to the Rehearsal Dinner on Friday night, where everyone was nervously upbeat and happy! We started out with a great barbeque dinner, complete with beans, slaw, chips and cheese sauce for those who wanted Barbeque Nachos. I had made vanilla and triple chocolate cupcakes, printed out small pictures of the happy couple and taped them to dyed toothpicks. Stuck the toothpicks in the aqua icing that matched the bridesmaids' dresses and voila! Cute cupcakes! We cleaned up then headed to the auditorium to practice. Jeff Phillips, always one to make everyone laugh and be at ease, donned one of the baptismal gowns and rolled his pants legs up. David Nance, Rachel's dad, and Jeff, held the service and both did a good job at the real thing, but it was a little confusing and fun to watch them swap places that night. Especially when Jeff was imitating Tim Conway walking! On Saturday, I got to church at 8:30 to let the florist, Lina Shankle, in, and to decorate the grooms cake, a big letter "T" iced in orange for Tennessee. It was quite large! Then I went home to change and came back around 11 a.m. because they were making all the pictures that Cameron and Rachel weren't in together before the wedding. Christy Oswalt took the cutest picture

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taking the time to do this for our folks. I know how much time of planning and then how much hard work it takes to pull something like this off!! Then on top of that, the presents you give the residents, they enjoy being spoiled!!!! I hope somebody spoils me like that when I get their age, they’ve earned it, don’t you think? Happy birthday goes to Ms. Jean Bell this month on the 28th! Happy birthday Ms. Jean, hope your day is a

of the couple standing with their backs toward  their side of the swinging door to the auditorium, where they could not see each other, but were holding hands. Then time flew and everyone took their places. Best wishes for a happy, happy life together as they start out in their little apartment in Searcy, Arkansas, tonight (Monday)! Carol (Buddie) McMahan has been in the local hospital but is home now. So many are on our prayer list, along with our servicemen and women, and voters. Sympathy is extended to Albert Cates in the death of his niece, Dana Renfroe, and to Rusty Cartwright

been concealed. In many cases the bales were broken open and rolled into the river, dotting the stream with floating cotton.”   Mrs. Cornelia A. Watkins of Tulon, Haywood County witnessed the burning of cotton: “We saw a great smoke southward, which proved to be Brother Clapp’s cotton burned by the military company of 60 men who spent the night at the gin houses, cotton seed for downy bed and pillow...11 a.m. (June 5th) brought a company of cavalry before our gate to make away with it; the Captain came in; was very polite and refined in his manners and conversation; was a Georgian but his men were from Henry County; his name was J. G. Stocks, Co. H., Tennessee Cavalry, Jackson’s Regiment.   The cotton was burned in a few minutes…we gave them all the milk we had, some ham and all the bread we could scrape

great and special day!!! We love you so much!!! We also have two staff birthdays this month, one was yesterday, Teya Hart and the other one is Zen Grandberry next Monday! Happy birthday you two!! Hope your day is special! Well everyone we are ready for our annual yard sale!! It happens this time every year on Labor Day weekend. The dates are Aug. 31 & Sept. 1. But for right now, if you have something you need to get out of your way, please, bring it to us and we’ll put it in our yard sale! Even if you are

debating on whether or not to have a sale yourself and decide you don’t want to mess with it, please, bring on over to us, we’ll put it in ours!! You see, ours is a fundraiser for Dunlap and all we ask for is a donation for whatever you get when you shop at our yard sale! It helps us to buy cleaning supplies all year for the buildings that house our residents. Also, if you have something to donate and you don’t have a way to get it here, just give me a call and we’ll come get it. Our number here at Dunlap is 476-7014.

in the death of his cousin, Russ Harris. Those families have my prayers.Happy Anniversary this week goes to Michael and Helen Moore!  How Hot Is It? The cows are giving evaporated milk and farmers are feed-

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up; they seemed almost famished for milk. The Captain came in and wrote a certificate, stating his having burned by order of C. S., 55 bales middling cotton…he left the seed and some lint cotton...” Ed. E. Porter, a Presbyterian minister of Memphis, had served in the infantry at Randolph before raising a Confederate cavalry company known as “Porter’s Partisans”. The unit was composed of 150 large planters from the mid-south States.  Porter’s command was instrumental in the removal of government stores and bank assets.  On June 6, Captain Porter wrote Gen. Beauregard from Holly Springs: “Acting under your orders, I have caused to be burned in Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties, Tenn, and Marshall and De Soto Counties, Miss., upwards of 30,000 bales of cotton.  My men have met with little opposition.”

If anyone is interested in renting a nice apartment for folks 55+, please let me know. The utilities are included in the rent and so is the maintenance inside and out. Give me a call and see if you would be a good fit for independent retirement living. Until next week, have a blessed week and remember, be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Do you know any-

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Covington, Munford, TRA play in jamboree tomorrow night What: High school football jamboree Where: Covington High School When: Friday at 6 p.m. Tickets: $7 Details: TiptonRosemark plays Lausanne first, followed by Haywood vs. Munford and Covington against FACS. Each game will consist of two 12-minute periods with a running clock.

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By JEFF IRELAND jireland@covingtonleader.com Since the first day Tennessee high school football teams were allowed to begin practicing in pads back on July 30, area players have been cracking pads and trading helmet paint with teammates on a daily basis. Tomorrow night players will get a chance to trade licks with members of another team for the first time under the lights. “First and foremost, it's a chance for the kids to compete against a team with othercolored jerseys,” said Munford coach Matt Saunders, whose team will be one of six teams competing in the jamboree Friday night at Covington High School at 6 p.m. Tipton-Rosemark takes on Lausanne first, followed by Munford against Haywood and Covington against First Assembly Christian School. “They need that opposition, to play against somebody else,” Saunders said. “They're tired of hitting on each other.” Rosemark head coach Dodd Gengenbach watched his team scrimmage Lausanne Monday. Tomorrow night the duo will match up under a game-like situation. “I look at it as a chance to put our kids in positions to compete,” Gengenbach said. “We'll see how they perform under the lights … We really need to get better defensively than we were Monday. We moved the ball a lot, but I'll be looking for us to improve on a lot of things.” Munford defeated Haywood 13-6 at last year's jamboree. TRA got past Lausanne 7-0 and Covington routed FACS 27-7. Covington opens the season next Friday at Bolton. Munford travels to Horn Lake and Brighton, which is not playing in a jamboree for the second straight season, hosts Murfreesboro Riverdale. TRA opens Aug. 14 against Halls. Saunders said his primary focus Friday night will be his team's performance, but he expects the competitive juices to be flowing nonetheless. “There's a little history there with their coach (Slade Calhoun) being the old offensive coordinator at Brighton,” Saunders said. “We just want all the hard work we've done to pay off. We want to reap the benefits … We're going to worry about Munford first and foremost, but the scoreboard will be on … right?”

Sports Happenings Baseball tryouts The Rosemark Reds 10AA competitive baseball team will be holding tryouts Saturday, Aug. 11, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Munford's Centennial Park, field 3. Players can't turn 11 before May 1, 2013 to be eligible. Players should wear cleats and baseball pants. Text 901-581-0791 with questions. Celebrate Munford 5K The 13th annual Celebrate Munford 5K Run is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, with the start at 8 a.m. in Centennial Park. In addition to the run is the first annual Mayor’s 2 Mile Fitness Walk - an even surface walk within Centennial Park led by Mayor Dwayne Cole. Pre-registration is available online through

Above, Covington senior Khamal Pendleton picks off a pass during a Charger practice last Friday. At left, Covington junior quarterback T.A. Watson rolls out into the flat looking for a receiver. The Chargers will host five other schools, including Tipton-Rosemark and Munford, tomorrow night in the jamboree. Photos by Jeff Ireland

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Mid-South outdoors show will feature many popular speakers For more than a decade, the Mid-South Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza has served as the kick-off event for the fall hunting and fishing seasons. It's a three-day get together for area sportsmen to forget about the summer heat and humidity and talk about hunting, fishing, camping and the multitude of other fall outdoor activities within easy driving distance of the Memphis area. The Expo South-produced MSHFE will roll out its annual outdoor showcase on Aug. 10-12 at Agricenter International, located at 7777 Walnut Grove in East Memphis. Show hours are 2-7 p.m. on Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 12. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youths. The list of scheduled speakers includes: Johnny Warren – A professional guide and custom call maker, Warren owns Honky Tonk Guide Service on Reelfoot Lake. He has two decades of speaking and demonstrating at seminars, outdoor shows and wildlife dinners. He has had 398 hunters under the age of 16 kill their first duck or goose hunting with him. Pat Hales – Owner of Duck River Game Calls, Hales started hunting in 1962. Although most of his time is spent in Tennessee, he travels extensively across America in search of wild turkey. Over the years, Hale has learned that woodworking can be a time consuming and patient process. He specializes in several types of calls that include boat padWildlife Chatter dles, box calls and slate/glass pots. Dwayne Dunn – He owns CyBy Arnold Bull press Creek Outfitters, a waterfowl and fishing guide service on Reelfoot and Kentucky lakes. Ron Wong – He's the vice president of marketing for Peanut Craft Lure Company, two-time winner of the St. Jude Bass Classic and director of Outdoors with Larry Rea. Jody Shults – The owner of Whitetail Classics in Como, Miss., Shults is a professional wildlife artist and master taxidermist who has more than 20 years of experience in the profession and has won more than 125 awards in taxidermy competition. In his studio, Shults mounts North American game animals as well as African game animals, fish and waterfowl. Dan Berry – Dan and his brother John operate Berry Brothers Guide Service. A longtime member of the Mid-South Fly Fishers, Dan is the head of fly fishing instructors in the Mid-South. You cannot find many people in this region that he has not personally introduced to the sport. Dr. Rick Carlisle – He has spent the last 30 years employed jointly by the Hobart Ames Plantation and the University of Tennessee at the Research and Education Center at Ames Plantation. In January 2003, he was promoted to center director, becoming the fifth person to hold that position since 1914.

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Continued from A9 Aug. 16 at www.munford.com. The cost of preregistration is $20, with a $2 discount for members of the Memphis Running Track Club, children 17 and under and senior 55 and over. Registration after Aug. 16 is $25. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registered. Last year’s overall winner was Jordan Michael with a time of 17:58. The fastest female was Lee Nichols Herman in 23:02. Following the race, the Munford Troop 66 Boy Scouts are offering a pancake breakfast at Munford United Methodist church. Covington holding mini-triathlon Covington is hosting a mini-triathlon (200-yard swim, eight-mile bike ride, three-mile run) on Sept. 8 at Cobb-Parr Memorial Park. Early registration for $34 will be held until Aug. 30. After that registration is $42. Race day registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age group (19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60 and over) and for three-person relay winners. For more information, contact the Covington Sportsplex at 476-3734. Kickball league forming in Atoka The registration deadline for an adult kickball league in Atoka is Sept. 5. The league will run from Sept. 12 to Oct. 24 at Nancy Lane Park on Wednesday nights. Men and women ages 17 and over are eligible. The cost is $200 for a team or $25 per person. Registrations are being accepted at Atoka Town Hall during business hours. For more information, contact Brian Peel at 837-5306 or bpeel@townofatoka.com. Wrestling training The Brighton Wresting Team is conducting preseason weight training Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (6-7 p.m.) each week until the beginning of the season the first week November 2012. Weight training is open to all youth (elementary), middle and high school boys and girls interested in the sport of wrestling. For more information contact head wrestling coach Larrick G. Johnson at 901-409-4988 or ljohnsn8@memphis.edu.

Top golfer Cade Jones, an 8-year-old from Covington, recently won the 8-9 division of the Tennessee Golf Association Toyota Aspen Grove Challenge at Little Course in Franklin, Tenn. The two-day, invitation-only event featured the top 15 8-9-yearold golfers in the state. Jones posted nine-hole scores of 31, 30, 30 and even par 27 in the final round to win by two strokes. He is the son of Russ and Melinda Jones and the brother of Aubree Jones. He is instructed by PGA pro Ted Butler. Courtesy photo


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A look at Tipton County’s historical schools: Garland

By SHERRI ONORATI sonorati@covingtonleader.com

Join us each week as we take a look at some of Tipton County’s former community schools, which, through its students, have made a lasting impact on Tipton County.

Garland (part 2) During the 1939-1940 school term there were three teachers at Garland School. Twenty-seven year old Mabel Yarbrough taught 1st and 2nd grades. She was issued her permanent certificate, number 72270, the day school started on July 20, 1939. She had six years of experience already and had attended the state teacher’s college for primary grades. She was paid $80 a month to teach 32 students. Mildred Owens, a long time educator and local Tipton County author, began her teaching career at Garland School that year. She was 20 years old when she earned her teaching certificate number 71434 after attending Union University for two years. She had earned 96 credits, including 19 in education classes, and was eligible to teach the intermediate grades. She started her career earning $60 a month to teach 35 students, ages 8 to 13 years of age, in grades 3-5. The third teacher was Mr. Albert Kelley who taught grades 6th, 7th and 8th. Kelley had earned a bachelor’s degree from Union University and received his permanent certificate on July 6, 1934. He was considered the principal and earned $108 a month to teach and run the school. Five students earned their 8th grade certificates on April 26, 1940 – Mary Elizabeth Robinson, 13; James Earl Cooper, 13; J.W. Glass, 14; Edward McClain, 14 and 17-year old Lauverne Yarbro. In the 1940s the school added a teacher for the growing school. In 19481949, the teachers were Virginia Smith, Aileen Kelley, Ruby Townsend

and A.D. Wilson. They each taught two grades with a student population of 150 children. Their pay had jumped to a respectable $181 a month. That year, only nine students did not move on to the next grade. The reoccurring reason was lack of study and attendance. Substitute teachers that year included Velma McCullough, M.E. Overall and Jane Cooper. The following year a new school was built and the student population jumped to 258 students in grades 1st - 8th. Seven teachers were employed to teach that year. Charles Lawrence Ralph was one of those teachers, who with three years of teaching experience under his belt, taught history and arithmetic to students in grades 7th and 8th. At the end of the school term he wrote, “As much of the textbook material as could be absorbed by the students has been covered. Special activities not included in the textbook were also used to help explain textbook work. A great amount of remedial work has been done to prepare eighth grade students for high school.” During the 1950s, the school expanded a bit more, adding eight teachers to the faculty. In 1955, Ruby Townsend, now in her 26th year of teaching, was still teaching at the school. She started her career as 21-year old Ruby Kate Fletcher at Davis School in 1929, then moved on to Gilt Edge and Hazel Grove before coming to Garland. She taught 34 5th graders in 1955 and wrote, “The group has completed all required text books. Most of the class were of an average group. They have been very cooperative. They have read quite a number of library books. Most of the class keep themselves nice and clean.” In 1967-68, the school’s objectives were: 1. Pro-

Scout to hold flag retirement By JEFF IRELAND jireland@covingtonleader.com A few months ago Christopher Pace noticed quite a few tattered American flags around Tipton County. That observation gave Pace, a 17-year-old senior at Brighton High School, an idea for his Eagle Scout project. Working with area officials, Pace, a member of Troop 66 in Munford, installed boxes at fire departments in Atoka, Munford, Brighton and Covington, as well as at the commissary and Navy Exchange on the Navy base in Millington, where citizens can deposit American flags that are no longer suitable for public display. “If the colors are faded or there are rips or tears, they're really not supposed to be displayed,” Pace said. “The reason I came up with this is because I can't stand to see the flag flown disrespectfully. I've seen a lot of flags in the area that need retiring.” On Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Munford Fire Department, Pace will host a flag retirement ceremony. He's inviting local mayors, Sen. Mark Norris and Gov. Bill Haslam. The retired flags will be burned and buried with a cross placed at the gravesite. Pace said each branch of the military and first responders will be honored at the ceremony.

vide for individual differences in reading ability. 2. To develop the habit of good listening and the ability to follow directions accurately. 3. To encourage each child to obtain success to the limits of his capacity. 4. To encourage each child to practice and safeguard health at all times. 5. To encourage traits of good citizenship. 6. To improve the quality of our teachers and public relations. In 1967, Ruth Parr Billings taught 2nd grade. Born on Jan. 4, 1913, she had been teaching for 33 years. She, herself, had attended Garland School, starting her school career there in 1919. The daughter of Aubrey Parr, she completed 8th grade during the 1926-1927 term, then moved on to ByarsHall High School. She graduated from BHHS in 1933 and then went on to study at State Teacher’s College in Memphis, earning 36 credits. Her first teaching job began on July 30, 1934 and was in the Detroit Community in a two-room schoolhouse where she taught 64 students in grades 1st4th for $55 a month. She continued teaching at

Garland until 1974. During the 1970s, 12 teachers taught at Garland School, now a K-8th grade school. Mr. Barnet G. Hall was principal. In 1976, there were 319 students attending classes during the 200-day term. Thirty-two students transferred from the school, 280 were promoted and only four were retained in their current grade. The last year of Garland was technically the 1981-1982 school year, although teachers and students actually only attended classes at the school for the first five months of the term. By the time the '80s started, there were 63 teachers at the school and more than 300 students. The last day of school held at Garland concluded on Dec. 16, 1981. On Dec. 17, the students were moved to Crestview Elementary in Covington and the doors of Garland were forever closed.

Anyone with additional information or pictures on Garland or any Tipton County community school is encouraged to contact Sherri Onorati at The Leader office, 476-7116.

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CIVIC CORNER

Lee Johnston, representing the Hee Haw Howdy group presents a check to Dee Dee Faught, representing the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The $1,200 check represented proceeds from last fall’s Hee Haw Howdy show. This year’s show will be Nov. 16-17.

Mike Anderson, left, a supervisor at Unilever in Covington, spoke to the Covington Exchange Club on Tuesday about the company's transition into ice cream and popsicle production. Rick Peeler was program chairman.

Lions President Lowell Friend and Detective Jay Rodriguez of Tipton County Sheriff's Department. Det. Rodriguez presented a most informative program on gang activity in Covington and Tipton County. David Seagrave was the day's program chairman.

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committing suicide. 1998: Shockingly, an 11- and 13-year-old killed four girls and a The Aurora, Colorado, shooting teacher at a Jonesboro, Arkansas, was beyond tragic. It was barbaric. middle school. Ten others were It was an evil act by an evil man who wounded in the shooting. plotted for maximum loss of life. He 1991: A man, in Luby's Cafeteria even booby-trapped his apartment in Texas, killed 22 people, wounding with over 30 explosives. 20 more. It reminds us all of othWe all want to stop er U.S. mass shootings in these, so Congress again recent years that include: looks at tougher gun 2011: U.S. Rep. Gabrilaws. A federal “Assault elle Giffords and eighteen Weapon Ban” was in efother people were shot in fect from 1994 to 2004. a parking lot near Tucson, It banned high capacArizona. Six of those shot ity magazines (a spring died and the shooter was loaded metal box that found insane. holds bullets that anyone 2009: The Army says 13 can make) in an effort to people were killed and 30 curb shootings. In the David Peel wounded in a shooting shootings above, the only Peel Law Firm rampage at its Fort Hood one even using an asbase in Texas. sault rifle was the Aurora 2007: 32 people were killed at Vir- shooting, and that was only after he ginia Tech before the shooter killed used a shotgun. himself in the deadliest mass shootWhere gun control exists, such as ing in modern U.S. history. Chicago, which has a murder rate 2006: A 32-year-old shot five girls higher than Mexico City, only lawfatally at an Amish School, and then abiding citizens are disarmed. Crimkilled himself. The Amish quickly inals do not obey laws. This seems forgave his family. to be new information to some. In1999: Students, just 18 and 17, sane people who intend suicide and opened fire at Columbine High want to take people with them will School in Littleton, Colorado, killing even rig 30 explosives, which are 13 and wounding 26 others before also banned.

But here is one thing in common: With only the exception of Tucson, every public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has occurred in a place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. In fact, Switzerland issues firearms to all adults, and the rate of gun crime is too low to report. This is why people do not rob police departments and gun shops very often. The argument that lots of armed people will just cause a shootout is invalid if the only alternative is that innocent people are slain like helpless cattle. I wish an armed, trained concealed-carry permit holder had violated theater policy and had used his prohibited handgun to stop the shooter that night in Aurora. Don’t you? If so, then you may agree that the problem is not a lack of gun laws, but a lack of gun owners. 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 where other articles may be accessed.


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MUNFORD 521 Giltedge Rd. Munford, TN 38058 901-837-1559 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF COVINGTON 211 S. Main St. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2489

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COLLINS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 303 W. Ripley Avenue Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3094 -Church House 901-826-5132- Pastor COVINGTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1861 Hwy 51 South Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9592 COVINGTON ASSOCIATED REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN 133 W. Washington Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2222 CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH 3030 Drummonds Rd Atoka, TN 38004

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FIRST BRIGHTON BAPTIST CHURCH 132 East Woodlawn Ave. Brighton, TN 38011 476-6180

MT. TIPTON CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Brighton Clopton Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-1165

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF COVINGTON 403 S. Main St. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2434

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2010 Highway 51 S Covington, TN 38019 476-4433

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QUITO UNITED METHODIST 4580 Quito Drummonds Rd. Millington, TN 38053 901-835-2318 RANDOLPH ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1135 Randolph Rd. Burlison, TN 476-8244 RAVENSCROFT EPISCOPAL CHAPEL 8219 Holly Grove Rd, Brighton, TN Holy Eucharist, 1st & 3rd Morning Prayer - 2nd & 4th 8:45 a.m. 837-1312 REDEEMING GRACE LUTHERAN 1496 Munford Ave. Munford, TN 38058 901-831-3980 THE REFUGE 749A N. Main St Covington, TN 38019 901-603-3897 RIVER OF LIFE 220 Beaver Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8781 SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3400 Atoka-Idaville Road Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-8210 SHILOH MB CHURCH 584 John Hill Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-0081 SIMONTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 4100 Munford Gilt Edge Brighton, TN 38011 901-837-2168 SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH 7512 Hwy 59 W Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-6178 SOUTH TIPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 538 Simmons Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 837-2140 ST. ALPHONSUS CATHOLIC CHURCH 1225 Highway 51 S Covington, TN 38019 901-476-8140 ST. LUKE BAPTIST CHURCH 632 St. Luke Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9746

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 145 West Church Ave Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9694

MUNFORD BAPTIST CHURCH 1253 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 901-837-9276

GARLAND BAPTIST CHURCH 1756 Garland Dr. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9691

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NEW BEGINNING CHURCH 1460 Atoka Idaville Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-412-0241

GETHSEMANE BAPTIST CHURCH 2256 Mt. Lebanon Road Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1356

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HEBRON COMMUNITY CHURCH Rayburn Rd. Covington, TN 38019

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ST. MARK AME CHURCH 842 Tipton Road Munford, TN 38058 (901) 837-1456 ST. MATTHEW'S EPISCOPAL 303 S. Munford Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6577 ST. MATTHEW MB CHURCH 296 Mason-Charleston Rd. Stanton, TN 38069 901-476-5935 ST JOHN MISSIONARY CHURCH 2086 Atoka-Idaville Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-2474 ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1602 Highway 59 West Covington, TN 38019 901-4767645 ST. PAUL EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2406 Hwy 70 East Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2641 ST. STEPHENS M.B. CHURCH 3827 Hwy 51 North Covington, TN 38019 901-476-1559

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Takin’ time to testify By WESSON J. SMITH Special to The Leader “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.” Habakkuk 3:17-19 I found this passage while doing my personal Bible reading in one of the smallest books of the Old Testament you have probably never read. Habakkuk was a prophet who went through a great time of distress. This is a figure of the Bible we can relate to very well. He looked around and saw the terrible state the nation he lived in, Judah, was facing. They were on the brink of being defeated and overtaken by their enemies. Reading through this book, we see a dialogue between he and God. Habakkuk confronted God by asking Him why He was letting it all happen and asking Him what He was going to do about it. (Sound familiar?) By the end of the book this prophet has a new outlook. He realized something we must come to terms with. As Christians we call ourselves people of faith. This faith is not merely a title but a state of being. The German theologian Martin

Luther, who began the Protestant Reformation in 1517, once said, “Faith is allowing ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.” Luther is of course speaking about God in this statement. Faith is an action. We surrender the control of our own lives to God. We trust that He can and will take care of us in our walk with Him. This is a truth you absolutely have to face and embrace in order to truly be able to see and experience the raw and awesome power of God begin to work in your life. We find ourselves in the position of Habakkuk so many times. We begin to question what God is doing up there in Heaven and wondering if He is taking the time to listen to our prayers. I can assure you with the full authority of the Bible that He is listening, and He is helping you every step. This prophet eventually realized this fact. The above passage is the final verses of this book. The dialogue between Habakkuk and God has ended with him receiving the full assurance he needed to hear and much more. He began to look outside of his problems and realize the real fact he needed to be focusing on. Each and every person reading this article has one thing in common. You are all going through struggles concerning your finances in paying bills, not getting enough hours at work, and so on and so forth. Notice something very im-

portant about this passage. The people of Judah lived and thrived as an agricultural society for the most part. The things Habakkuk lists were common items used in everyday life. Figs were a delicacy for the people to eat. The fruit provided daily drink. The olive crop produced oil needed for cooking and lighting. Grain was the main crop and the ingredient in the majority of their diet. Sheep and goats were the main source of wealth in this society. They were used for their wool and occasionally as meat to eat. They were also used in planting and other heavy work. What can we draw from this? Habakkuk realized something very profound. Even when your situation seems extremely daunting, you can still have hope. When poverty shakes its fist at you, there is still one place where you can hold your trust and that is in God. Do not be overcome by worry and distress. Place your full faith and confidence in God and the fact that He will meet all of your needs. Be careful in how you interpret what I say here. There is a big difference between wants and needs. You may not be blessed with what you want, but everything you absolutely need to survive will be provided if you keep your faith and trust in God. Seek Him, and He will bless you. Rejoice always and pray continually!

NEWS

Collins Chapel welcomes new pastor Collins Chapel C.M.E. Church is pleased to introduce their new minister, Rev. William Smith III. Smith, 31, is a native Memphian and began his work with Collins Chapel in late July. He accepted the call to ministry at age 9 when, in March 1991, he delivered his first sermon at Greater New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis. He received his first ordination in October 1997, at the age of 16. He served as Youth Pastor and Director of Youth Programs at Lake Grove and Eureka Truevine churches. He has devoted a good majority of his life to the betterment of people, by the spreading of the gospel and by defining and redefining the concept of love. Rev. Smith is product of Memphis City Schools, graduating from Hillcrest High School with honors in 1999. In 2003 he graduated from Lane College with a Bachelors of Arts

Rev. William Smith III

degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He continued his graduate studies at Union University to obtain a masters degree in Education and has earned his Master of Divinity degree from Phillips School of Theology at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga. From winning the Scripps-Howard-sponsored Memphis-Shelby County Spelling Bee at age 10 to forming several student ministries, organizations and holding the highest selected position a college Brother can hold in the Alpha Phi

Church Bulletins 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 eday@covingtonleader.com. Aug. 9 Mount Herman Mass Choir will rehearse Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 Mt. Herman Chorus will be singing at St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Munford for its 154th church anniversary. 3 p.m. Aug. 12 St. Luke Baptist Church, 632 St. Luke Rd, Coving-

ton, will celebrate its 23 year Pastor Love Day on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Michael Martin of Oak Spring of Arlington. Aug 18 One of the many events this year in honor of Smyrna Baptist Church’s 200th anniversary is a fish fry at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. Although the free event is open to the community, if you plan to attend, sign up on the sheet posted at the church or email smyrnabc@bellsouth.com no later than Sunday, Aug. 12. For more information, contact Pastor John Werner at (901) 476-6178. Smyrna Baptist Church is located at 7512 Hwy. Steven Newman - Manager 2054 Highway 51 South • P.O. Box 189 Covington, TN 38019-0189 Office: 901-476-4936

Alpha fraternity, Smith has been very involved in and dedicated to the principles of education and community service. Rev. Smith has been employed by his alma mater, Lane College, for the last decade and in 2006 accepted the call to lead a congregation in Gadsden, Tenn. During the 2007 Annual Conference in Jackson, Tenn., Smith was ordained a Traveling Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He has also served in Gainesville, Ga. and Nashville. In 2011, the United Negro College Fund selected Rev. Smith to receive the Young Alumni Award from the National Alumni Council of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He was appointed pastor of Collins Chapel after being transferred to the West Tennessee Regional Annual Conference earlier this year. His short term goals,

he said, are and have consisted of being able to receive his undergraduate degree and certification from Lane College; a desire to teach and later move to administration after receiving a master’s degree; to become a principal and on to hold a position on the school board; to attend a theological seminary and receive a master’s degree and doctorate degree in Divinity. His long term goals are to earn a PhD in Education an in the field of ministry, become president of Lane College, mayor of a city and member of the congressional House of Representatives; he also desires to become the president of the United States. Smith is the father of three beautiful daughters: MaKayla Dyann, LaNiya Erielle and Trinity Grace Collins Chapel is located at 303 West Ripley in Covington.

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Aug. 19 Crosspointe Baptist Church will hold its revival on Aug. 19-22. Guest Speaker: Brother Jerry Chaddick. Worship Guest: Luke Garrett. Sunday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 - Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. For more information: 901-872-4413. ON-GOING Mt. Herman A.M.E. Church, located at 3492 Quito-Drummonds Road in Dixonville, pastored by Rev. Walter R. Henry, has church school every Sunday at 9 a.m. and morning worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study is each Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Rachel D. Jones WMS is currently sponsoring a

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. Gateway Baptist Church will meet each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for Celebrate Recovery, a program designed to share experience, strength, and hope in overcoming life’s hurts, hang – ups, and habits where anonymity is a requirement. If you have any questions, please call 901-837-8087.

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EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED: Gibson Paving, Inc. is seeking truck drivers (Class A or B License), equipment operators, laborers, concrete finishers and/or sealcoaters. Apply at 10056 Hwy 70, Lakeland TN. Between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. or call 867-8274 for appointment.

ConstruCtion trades 106 residential carpenters and labor man needed. 901-304-8287.

Drivers

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$2500 Sign on bonus. Solo and teams wanted. E-Z and Pre passes provided. New equipment arriving daily! Hogan. Call Sandra today! 866-275-8840 or 800-444-6042. www.hogan1.com Experienced CDL-A Drivers: Earn up to 42 cpm! Abundant Miles, Assigned Trucks, Family-Owned, Quality Equipment. 573-471-9732 Experienced Dump Truck Drivers Needed! Must be able to Pass Drug Screen&Background check. 901829-2009 TITAN TRANSFER: OTR runs, Memphis Terminal. O/O’s enjoy new PAY PKG. Company Solo & Teams Drivers: Top pay, great benefits & MORE! 1 year OTR exp req’d. David Perry: 800-806-1848

Professional

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Before you Buy a new manufactured. check out the deals at easy homes llc <3 way> humBoldt, tn 731-784-5033

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL Comm./Indust. ProPerty for rent 802 Commercial Bldg in Brighton on 1 acre. Approx. 2000 sqft building set up for cabinet shop/hobby shop/etc. Has office, eating area, 2 bathrooms and large open area for business. $650/mo. Chuck: (901) 485-8655 or 840-2464. For rent: Doctors office building, approx 2400 sq feet. 534 Munford Atoka Ave. Munford, TN. Please cal 371-6004 or 581-2892

Caregivers-Needed:InHome Care is seeking caregivers to provide inhome care to our clients in Tipton County, Millington and Arlington. Must pass background checks, have dependable auto, provide proof of auto insurance. Call 731635-0354.

$250 Deposit

Now Leasing $550/mo. Call 731-635-7177 for more information

1BR DUPLEX IN MUNFORD C/H/A, huge bathroom, no pets. Credit check required. $500/MO. $500/deposit. Kevin @ 901-553-1483. TWO-AND-THREE-BEDROOM Townhomes in Brighton. Excellent schools. Call 901-476-8000 or 901489-2435.

Homes for rent

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808 Bucksnort Rd. 2br CHA $450/ mo + deposit. Must have Job & references. 901-476-6720.

2 brm, 1 bath house with large shop on 1 acre for rent. No smoking or pets in the house. $650 monthly rent and $450 deposit. Call Chris 901574-8564

476-4419

2br, 1ba, 4300 Haynie St., Covington. $480mn, $480dep. 901476-6960 or 901-212-1425.

Divorce Uncontested simple - No Children Court Cost Not Included

$195 901-827-0694 Firefighter lawn service free estimates, 5th cut half price call today! 901-517-6069 or 901-3553691. MR. MOBILE, I COME TO YOU!! Oil changes, Brakes, Minor tune-ups, and More. “Fleets and Semi’s included” Call 901-201-9287.

REAL ESTATE NEW 4BD 2BA DBLWiDE, DEL SET AND A/C WOW $49995! 100% FiNANCiNG WiTH A CLEAr DEED. EASY LiViNG HOMES LLC. <3WAY> HUMBOLDT, TN 731-784-5033

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Trailers

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Wholesale Trailers, LLC (731) 668-1147

New Tires • All Sizes • Equipment Trailers Jackson, Tennessee • Cell 731-234-2009 5x8 6x12 16ft

Trucks/Buses/Vans

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1996 GMC Z71, 4WD ext. cab. 237,000, good tires&exhaust, good body & interior, needs head gasket. $200 firm. 901-496-8560.

302 Sanford Ave. Covington. 5br, 2ba, Completely renovated. Granite counter tops. $1200/mo. 901-490-

YARD SALE LISTINGS Inside saleEverything must go! Fri/10th & Sat/11th. 46 Fox Valley Cove, Munford. 3 family yard sale Aug. 18, 2012 from 7-1, baby clothes/items, children's clothes/items, adult clothes, misc. household items 264 Bloomington Dr., Brighton

House For Rent, 47 Brighton Village Loop, Brighton. 3Bedroom, Two Bath

Yard Sale-Fri. PM & Sat. 4977 Brighton Clopton Rd., Schwin bike, mower, tiller, weed trimmer, Carpenter & Farmer tools, Tool boxes & cabinets, Craftsman Press & Grinder, J.D. Spindle press, air compressor. Too much more.

Pilkington Properties, for rent, 217 Cotton Top Rd. Covington 3 b/room, 2bath $775month, $500deposit. 901484-2770.

MOVING SALE, 66 Lochmeade Dr., Atoka. Household goods, collectables, china, kitchen items, some furniture, film camera collection, tools, too much to mention. Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11. 7-2. 5 family-387 Miss Helen Circle, Brighton. Fri. 7-4, Sat. 7-2 Name brand clothes, men's, women's teen's and youth. Furniture, household items. Cheap yard sale prices!

Full-Time execuTive DirecTor PosiTion

Mobile HoMes for rent 903

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS! ONE call & your 25 word ad will appear in 95 Tennessee newspapers for $265/wk or 23 West TN newspapers for $95/wk. Call Teri at 476-7116

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Dunlap Retirement Center has two Independent Living apts. for rent. Call Kathy for info. at 476-7014.

Country setting, 3br/2ba, Large fenced yard. Private. $650/dep, $650/rent, 217 Pickens Rd., Mason area 901-476-6960/901-212-1425

PROFESSIONAL

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Residential Care/Nursing Home 904

Duplexes: 2 BR $500 mo., 3 BR $600 mo. No Pets. Call 901-8372305 or 901- 553-3857. Also 2-3br houses in Munford.

Newly Remodeled 3br, 1ba, 941 Hatchie St. Cov. $550dep, $550mn. 901-476-6960, 901-212-1425.

3 plus 2 on 1 acre. Brighton/Munford Schools. $795mn, $795 deposit. 901-837-2911. Available Aug. 9th.

Sales, Service & Parts Now opeN Walls West Tennessee Supply 833 East Street, Covington

Brighton house, 2br, 1ba, den& living room, appliances furnished. $650mn, plus deposit. Call 901-301-3578.

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Misc. Pets & suPPlies 202

FORMAL GOWNS. (PROM DRESSES) 1 short (red w/rhinestones), 2 floor length, 1strapless black sparkle, 1 peach sparkle. Sizes 4, 6 & 10. $60 each. Call 901-832-0226.

5br house in Charleston/Mason area. on two acres. C/H/A, DBL garage, Good schools, $800/mo.,will work with deposit. 901-873-0202

HOUSE FOR RENT- 2BR, 1BA. CHA, Munford area. 901-837-8483.

Chihuahua puppies, all colors. Appleheads. $125. 901-592-7573 or 901-837-0264.

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3br, 1ba, 508 Garland, Covington. central heat, $600/mo., $300/dep. 901-238-8768

ApArtments for rent 901

Dogs, Cats & supplies 201

CLOTHING/APPAREL

3BR 1BA DUPLEX FOR RENT IN Munford. Great location, huge bath. $700/mo $500/deposit. Newly renovated. all appliances included No pets, no section 8, credit report required. Call Kevin @ 901-5531483.

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PETS & LIVESTOCK

Happy Jack® Flexenhance: relieves joint & muscle pain in dogs. Contains Mother Nature’s flea repellent. West Tennessee Livestock Supply (476-4419). (www.happyjackinc.com)

3bd, 1bth home for rent. 1.25 acre corner lot. Washer and Dryer included. $750 per month. Call 901389-7264 for details.

2 Car Garage, Harwood Floors, Ceramic Tile Floors, Whirlpool Tub. $1000.00 per month, $500.00 deposit. 901-476-7761

4 - Bedroom, 2 - Full Baths

Comfort Keepers

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Tipton County Commission on Aging has a position available for an Executive Director. Phone calls will not be accepted. Please submit resume to P.O. Box 631, Covington, TN 38019 by August 13, 2012. Visit TCCA website www.tiptonaging.org for more details.

Police officer The City of Covington is accepting applications for fulltime police officer. All applicants must meet the qualifications of TCA 38-8-106. Some of the minimum qualifications include, but are not limited to; must be at least 21 years of age, must possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license without record of suspension, revocation, or cancellation in any state, be a U.S. citizen, and must be of good moral character. Also applicants must have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent. A detailed background investigation will be conducted. As part of the pre-employment process, applicants will be required to pass a physical agility and entrance test. Successful applicants may be certified or enter into a training program at the Police Academy. All sections of the academy must be completed successfully Applications will be accepted only at the Tennessee Career Center located at 973 Highway 51 North in Covington. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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JOB OPENING Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Head Start/Early Head Start program is now accepting applications for the position(s) of Teacher and Substitutes for the Lauderdale Head Start/Early Head Start Center. Teacher: Essential Job Duties: Day-to-day activities necessary for operation of a pre-school type classroom while ensuring program policies and procedures are being met. Must provide a safe, nurturing environment in the classroom. (e.g., classroom activities and well-being of pre-school children and accurate record keeping) Qualifications: The successful applicant should possess a Bachelor or higher degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with 18 credit hours of Early Childhood Education. Good written, verbal, and computer skills, valid Tennessee driver’s license and vehicle with liability insurance are required. Experience and/or training in working with pre-school children is desired. $8.74 - $14.31 per hour, (Commensurate on Education), Excellent Benefits Package, 9-Month / 80 hr. Biweekly / Full-time Position Substitute: Essential Job Duties: Responsible for reporting to assigned area as scheduled and performing required duties as determined by the area of Education, Nutrition and/or Transportation in which the applicant is placed. Must be able to follow directions by supervisor, maintain orderly arrangement of area, establish positive relationships with children and/or staff, participate in assigned staff training, preserve the confidentiality and integrity of all program information and perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisor. Qualifications: The successful applicant should possess experience and/or training in working with preschool children and possess a nurturing personality and patient disposition. All Substitute candidates must have a high school diploma/GED, valid Tennessee driver’s license and vehicle with liability insurance and access to transportation to and from work location. In addition, transportation substitute candidates must have a current commercial driver’s license with PS endorsement; current medical examiner’s certification (CDL physical card); first aid/CPR certification. Qualifications may vary depending on the area of work of the assigned position. $7.30 per hour, No Benefits, 9-11 Month/Part-time Position Applications may be picked up locally at: Lauderdale Head Start/Early Head Start Center, 142 Nelson Street, Ripley, TN 38063 OR You may call 731-3643228, ext. 124 to have an application mailed, faxed, or emailed to you for your convenience. **Submit Complete Applications to (YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT TO VERIFY ANY RELEVANT COURSEWORK:)Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, Head Start/Early Head Start Program, 231 South Wilson Street Dresden, TN 38225, Attn: Human Resource Department, Suite 212, REFERENCE: Position of Interest – Lauderdale Head Start/Early Head Start Center **Applications for this specific position will be accepted until 08/13/12. However, this program accepts employment applications on an on-going basis. (ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY POSITION.) We are an equal opportunity employer! “We Make a Difference!”


THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012 ▪ B5 www.covingtonleader.com SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE AND UCC DISPOSITION OF COLLATERAL Default having been made in payment of the debts and obligations to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on July 1, 2008, by Robert S. McBroom and Donna G. McBroom, to Jerry P. Spore, as Trustee, for the Beneficiary, BancorpSouth Bank as the same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, under Instrument No. 118687, Book 1402, page 752; and Jeffrey D. Germany, R. Lee Webber, M. Shawn Cardwell, or Marshall Digmon having been appointed Substitute Trustee by Substitution of Trustee of record at Instrument No. 157880, Book 1555, page 192, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee;. And the debtors, Robert S. McBroom and Donna G. McBroom, having filed petitions for relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and said Court having duly ordered the sale of the property described below as provided herein; And the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Jeffrey D. Germany, R. Lee Webber, M. Shawn Cardwell, or Marshall Digmon will on Friday, August 17, 2012, commencing at twelve o’clock noon at the North Door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in the County of Tipton and State of Tennessee, to wit: COMMENCING at a set P.K nail with a washer being the intersection of the south line of the H. C. Nelms property as recorded in Deed Book 190, page 82, which this 1.00 acre partition is a part, with the centerline of Pickens Store Road, also being in the north line of Suzanne M. Rhea; thence in a northeastwardly direction along the centerline of Pickens Store Road North 53 degrees 38 minutes 25 seconds East 96.86 feet to a set P.K. nail with a washer being the “True Point of Beginning” of this 1.00 acre partition, also being the westernmost corner of said partition; thence continuing in a northeastwardly direction along the centerline of Pickens Store Road, also being the north line of this partition, North 53 degrees 38 minutes 25 seconds East 332.97 feet to a set P.K. nail with a washer being the northernmost corner of this partition, also being the northwest corner of the John H. Nelms property (353/1); thence in a southeastwardly direction, along the east line of this partition, also being the west line of John H. Nelms, South 44 degrees 12 minutes 31 seconds East passing the southeast corner of John H. Nelms at 180.00 feet, but in all a distance of 263.95 feet to a set rebar being the easternmost corner of said partition; thence in a southwestwardly direction, along the south line of this partition South 88 degrees 57 minutes 39 seconds West, being 56.00 feet north of and parallel to the south line of H. L. Nelms 452.26 feet to the point of beginning and containing 1.00 acre, more or less. Tax Parcel No: 100 01107 000 The street address of the above described property is believed to be 476 Pickens Store Rd., Mason, TN 38049, but such address is not a part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. The undersigned will on that same date, and at that same time and place, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash the following personal property, commonly known as a manufactured home, as set for in those Certificates of Title of record in the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, more particularly described as follows: 2005 Champion Mobile Home, serial number 021-05-86512460 A & B Said personal property is located at 476 Pickens Store Rd., Mason, TN 38049. There is no warranty relating to title, possession, quiet enjoyment, or the like in this disposition. All right and equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, curtesy homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the

undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. Sale is made subject to prior liens, encumbrances or Trust Deeds, if any, now of record in the Tipton County Register’s Office and any lien for any unpaid City or County property taxes. Sale is further subject to all easements of record. Sale is further subject to rights of spouse to dower and courtesy, if any. Interested parties include: Citibank, N.A. The right is reserved to adjourn the date of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Marshall Digmon Morton & Germany, PLLC 45 N. Third Street, Suite 201 Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 522-0050

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 December 15, 2003 by James R. Fultz, a single person to Larry Butler, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1113, page 101, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, BancorpSouth Bank, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, August 16, 2012 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 1, Haddad-Beaver Road Minor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Cabinet G, Slide 19-A, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. This conveyance is subject to building lines and easements in Plat Cabinet G, Slide 19-A, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 06-082-050.03 Property Address: 2575 Beaver Road, Brighton, TN. Other Interested Party: First Citizens National Bank All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l-526-8296 File # 2162-095550-FC BancorpSouth/James Fultz

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 November 24, 2008, executed by RAYMOND L GRAVES, A SINGLE PERSON, conveying certain real property therein described to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, on December 4, 2008, as Instrument No. 123290, in Book 1419, at Page 221 see also Scrivener’s Affidavit recorded in Book 1420, Page 386 WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA N.A., 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 indebted-

ness 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 August 24, 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: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LYING IN THE SIXTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 24, THE HIGHLANDS, SECTION “B” AS RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET “C” SLIDES 15 AND 16-A IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TN. AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE WEST LINE OF GRETNA GREEN DRIVE, 200.00 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 23, THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES, 44 MINUTES, 23 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 25, THENCE NORTH 86 DEGREES, 15 MINUTES, 37 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES, 44 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES, 15 MINUTES, 37 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel:111B A 04900 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 75 GRETNA GREEN DR S, MUNFORD, TN 38058-6288. 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): RAYMOND L GRAVES AKA RAYMOND LEE GRAVES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 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#: 12-0043551 FEI # 1006.164406 08/02/2012, 08/09/2012, 08/16/2012

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, TIPTON COUNTY WHEREAS, Floyd Dyson and Willie Rae Dyson Aka Willie Clements executed a Deed of Trust to FMF Capital LLC, Lender and American Title, Trustee(s), which was dated March 31, 2006 and recorded on April 7, 2006 in Book 1268 at Page 159, Tipton County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s)

thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I, LLC, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; 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 Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on August 23, 2012, at 1:00PM at the usual and customary location at 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: Parcel ID Number: 41-B-F25.00 Address/Description: 310 Elm Street, Covington, TN 38019. Legal Description in Book 1256, Page 415 of Conveyance Deed, Register’s office for Tipton County, Tennessee. Current Owner(s): Floyd Dyson and Willie Clements. Other Interested Party(ies): M&M Bail Bond Company and Internal Revenue Service. The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property 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; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee M.Todd Jackson, TN BPR 23455 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PH: 888-251-0331 FX: (910) 392-8597 File No.: 12-13321

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE Charles W. Warren Petitioner, Docket No: 29707 Vs. Janis Grandberry, Respondent. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE In this cause, it appearing that after diligent search and inquiry, the whereabouts of Janis Grandberry, the heir of Ethel M. Warren, Deceased, is unknown and cannot be ascertained; IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that all heirs of Ethel M. Warren, Deceased, who claim an interest in the real estate which is the subject of this cause of action, file an answer with the Honorable Tommy L. Fullen, Esq., 5104 Stage Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38134 and with the Chancery Court of Tipton County, 1801 South College Street, Suite 110, Covington, Tennessee, 38019 on or before Oct. 15 2012, otherwise the Petition will be taken to confessed to each of them, judgment by default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this notice is published for four consecutive weeks in the Covington Leader, a newspaper published in Covington, Tennessee. This 2nd day of August, 2012 Tommy L. Fullen Attorney for the Petitioner 5104 Stage Road Memphis, TN 38134 386-1647 tommv@tommylfullen.com

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2012PR-3029 Estate of Nancy G. Fortner, deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 19 of 2012 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Nancy G. Fortner, who died November 24, 2011, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, 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. Linda Fortner Hersberger Administrator CTA Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 02aug2wp

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2012PR-3031 Estate of Clara H. McMillin, deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 24 of 2012 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Clara H. McMillin, who died June 15, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, 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. Robert Wayne McMillin Administrator CTA Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 02aug2wp

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2012PR-3032 Estate of Billie Frances Garner, deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 25 of 2012 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Billie Frances Garner, who died July 1, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, 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. William Steven Garner Barry C. Blackburn Co-Executors Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 02aug2wp

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 AUGUST 24, 1999, executed by JAMES A. PUGH AND BRENDA K. PUGH (A/K/A BRENDA KAY PUGH), HUSBAND AND WIFE, to MONTE CONNELL, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 876, PAGE 809, for the benefit of AMERICAN MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., 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 FIRSTAR BANK, N.A., the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRSTAR BANK, N.A. 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 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE NORTH DOOR OF THE TIPTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN COVINGTON, TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in TIPTON County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF TIPTON, TENNESSEE: LOT 123, SQUIRES GROVE SUBDIVISION, SECTION “C”, PHASE II AS RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET “E”, SLIDE 21 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TN AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A FOUND IRON PIN IN THE EAST LINE OF KINGS DRIVE, SAID PIN BEING IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 122; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES, 38 MINUTES, 08 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF KINGS DRIVE, 110.00 FEET TO A FOUND IRON PIN IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 124; THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES, 21 MINUTES, 52 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 124, 212.44 FEET TO A FOUND IRON PIN; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES, 26 MINUTES, 05 SECONDS WEST, 110.43 FEET TO A FOUND IRON PIN IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 122; THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES, 21 MINUTES, 52 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 122, 222.20 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THERE IS A 25.0 FOOT UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THIS LOT AS SHOWN ON THE RECORDED PLAT. SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS AT BOOK 811, PAGE 899 AND BUILD-


B6 • Thursday, August 9, 2012 • The Leader ING LINES AND EASEMENTS AS RECORDED AT PLAT CABINET E, SLIDE 21 OF THE SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMES A. PUGH AND BRENDA K. PUGH, HUSBAND AND WIFE, BY DEED DATED AUGUST 24, 1999 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 876, PAGE 807, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 272 KINGS DRIVE, ATOKA, TN 38004. MAP 142A GROUP D PARCEL 123.00 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 OF RECORD 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. 671-1433. 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, June 25, 2012. This is improved property known as 272 KINGS DRIVE, ATOKA, TN 38004. J. PHILLIP JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 www.phillipjoneslaw.com F12-0654 9aug3w

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by that certain Real Estate Deed of Trust for Tennessee executed on June 27, 2005, by Amy L. Webb, a single person, to Mary Ruth Tackett, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee in Book 1213, Page 426-432, recorded June 29, 2005, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed(s) of Trust is the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”); and WHEREAS, USDA, the current owner and holder of said Deed(s) of Trust appointed Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed(s) of Trust; and NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the north door at the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder either for cash or 10 percent of the high bid price as a non-refundable deposit with balance due within ten (10) days of sale, (and if such balance goes unpaid, USDA will retain the deposit and re-foreclose) the following described property lying and being in the 6th Civil District in Tipton County, Tennessee to wit: Lot 56, Park Place Subdivision, Revised Section C, as shown plat of record in Plat Cabinet E, Slide 187A in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. Being the same property conveyed to Amy L. Webb, by deed of record in Deed Book 1213, Page 424, in the said Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 106 Pennsylvania Avenue Munford, TN 38058 CURRENT OWNERS: Amy L. Webb The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback

lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed(s) of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. Publication Dates: 08/14/12, 08/21/12 and 08/28/12 Arlisa Armstrong Substitute Trustee 85G Stonebrook Place Jackson, TN 38305 http//www.resales.usda.gov

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, TIPTON COUNTY WHEREAS, Randy Gerald Reed and JoAnn Reed executed a Deed of Trust to EquiFirst Corporation, Lender and Duke N Brasfield, Attorney, Trustee(s), which was dated September 13, 2007 and recorded on September 20, 2007 in Book 1364 at Page 290, Tipton County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association as grantor trustee of the Protium Master grantor Trust, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; 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 Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on August 31, 2012, at 12:00PM at the usual and customary location at 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: Parcel ID Number: 145D-A018.00 Address/Description: 686 Simmons Road, Drummonds, TN 38023. Legal Description in Book 535, Page 145 of Conveyance Deed, Register’s office for Tipton County, Tennessee. Current Owner(s): Randy Gerald Reed and JoAnn Reed. Other Interested Party(ies): None Know. The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property 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; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee M.Todd Jackson, TN BPR 23455 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PH: 888-251-0331 FX: (910) 3928597 File No.: 12-13450 09aug3w

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Notice to Creditors Case Number 84CH1-2012PR-3034 Estate of Bessie Maude Denton, deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 30 of 2012 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Bessie Maude Denton, who died July 7, 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. Claribell Clete D. Wester Executrix Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 09aug2wp

ORDER OF PUBLICATION No. 29927 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE HARRY WAYNE HUTCHISON, JR. Plaintiff VS. MELANNIE GARCIA HUTCHISIN Defendant It appearing from the sworn Complaint for Absolute Divorce filed in this cause, that the whereabouts of the Defendant, Me1annie Garcia Hutchison, are unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry. It is therefore ordered that Defendant, Melannie Garcia Hutchison make her appearance at the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee, 1801 South College, Covington,

CITY OF MUNFORD The City of Munford is accepting bids on the MUNFORD POLICE DEPT EXPANSION All interested bidders shall comply with the terms outlined in the following bid schedule: 1. Pre-bid Project Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, 2012, Munford Board Room, 63 College Street at 2:00 p.m. 2. Bid Opening is scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, Munford Board Room, 63 College Street at 2:00 p.m. 3. Announce bid award by Thursday August 30th. For additional information, please contact Neal Hunter at the City of Munford at 901-837-0171. Stacy M. Craig City Recorder 9aug1w

Tennessee on Thursday, the lSI day of November, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., and answer Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Absolute Divorce or the 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 9 day of August, 2012. Chancery Court of Tipton County Judy Bllings Clerk and Master Richard McFall Attorney for Plaintiff 118 West Pleasant Ave. Covington, TN 38019 901-475-6735 09aug4wp

Notice to Creditors Case Number 84CH1-2012PR-3036 Estate of Ernestine Mary Goodwin, deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 31 of 2012 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Ernestine Mary Goodwin, who died May 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. Marianne Pope Executrix Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 09aug2wp

Notice to Creditors Case Number 84CH1-2012PR-3035 Estate of Danny Lee Noles, deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 30 of 2012 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Danny Lee Noles, who died February 2, 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. Darlene Bell Ferguson Administratrix Judy Billings, Clerk and Master

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Tipton County Legislative Meeting will be held on Monday August 13, 2012 at 7:00pm. This meeting will take place following the Finance and Administration Meeting which begins at 6:00pm. Both meetings will be held at the Justice Center. 09aug1w

INVITATION TO BIDDERS The Town of Brighton requests separate sealed bids for the following item:

ASPHALT PAVING – HOT MIX Bids shall be received by the Town of Brighton at the Brighton Town Hall in Brighton, Tennessee until 4:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting at 7:00 p.m. on the same day at the Brighton Town Hall in Brighton, Tennessee. Bids sent by mail should be addressed to the Town of Brighton, 139 North Main Street, Brighton, TN 38011. Bid sheets shall be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope marked “HOT MIX BID ENCLOSED”, thus preventing the bid from being opened in error. Bids will not be received or accepted after the time specified above for the opening of the bids. Bids submitted after the designated hour will be deemed invalid and returned unopened to the bidder. A bidder may not withdraw his bid for (60) sixty days after the opening bid date. The bidder shall comply with all state, federal, and local laws and/or regulations. Special laws, regulations, and executive orders that are applicable to the bid shall include but not be limited to: failure to list a specific law, etc., however, shall not act as a waiver of its enforcement. Bid specifications are available at the Brighton Town Hall Office. Town of Brighton reserves the right to accept and/or reject any or all bids. 2aug2w

AGENDA HTL Advantage The Board of Directors of HTL Advantage will meet on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:00am at the Brownsville-Haywood County Chamber of Commerce offices in Brownsville, TN 38012. 1. Call to Order – Jeff Huffman, Chairman 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approve Minutes from June 28th, 2012 HTL Advantage Board Meeting – Jeff Huffman 4. Discuss and Consider HTL Advantage Financials – Duane Lavery 5. Discuss Follow-Up to Southern Growth Policies Board Conference on Workforce Development 6. Other Business 7. Adjourn 09aug1w


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