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School enrollment now open Available space and other factors determine transfer


Next month, the Tipton County Board of Education will be accepting applications for transfers to any school within the district. Provided there's space available, that is. "The biggest obstacle that students who want to transfer will face is if there is adequate space available," said Tipton County Schools Director of Operation Dr. Charlotte Fisher in April. "There is not much room for

movement." Fisher said some schools will be closed to transfers because they're already at full capacity. The state board of education has set maximum class sizes at 25-35, depending on grade level, and class size will need to remain the same, the board said. No new teachers will be hired to accommodate the potentially shifting populations at schools, Tipton County Director of Schools Dr. Buddy Bibb said. In fact, the budget proposed for next school year will cut seven

teachers from the district's rolls because enrollment, systemwide, has decreased by 169 students. The limited space at local schools, said Dr. Bibb, will prevent mass movement, but he doesn't anticipate that to become a problem, anyway. "My experience has been that, by and large, our students are happy where they are." Participation in sports Perhaps one of the main reasons students would opt to change schools would be

extracurricular activities, such as sports. State law requires giving students the opportunity to transfer to other schools, but the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association governs participation in sports. TSSAA rules state that transfer students are ineligible for 12 months from the participation date, and cannot even practice with the team, if the student is already in high school. The one-year waiting period prevents student athletes from moving from school to school. SEE TRANSFERS, PAGE A3


Subdivision speeding tops resident complaints By ECHO DAY Brighton police have an increased presence in the Woodlawn Plantation subdivision after numerous complaints about speeding motorists. Since Monday, more than a dozen tickets have been written in that neighborhood alone, said chief Mike Durham. Last month, residents Henry and Robin Brainard had had enough of people flying and up down their street, so they started a petition and also asked their neighbors to join them at Tuesday's regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Alderman. "A lot of folks are concerned about speeders," he told the board. "Monday and Tuesday they gave out a lot of tickets, but we don't know JEFF SCOTT if that will slow Brighton mayor them down." Mayor Jeff Scott said he hopes the increased police presence will do the trick. "When we heard you were concerned, we went out there," he told Brainard. "The speed limit is 25, but when they're going 30 or 35, it looks like they're going 50. We are concerned that you're concerned. We will do something about this." Scott also suggested Durham work with residents to create a neighborhood watch program, not only to curb speeding and make it a safer for children to play, but also other crimes. "You watching the neighborhood probably does a lot more, people just looking out the window will do a lot," he said.

A cat mews while standing in the door of the Mason Market last week, watching while its alleged rescuer, Charlotte Creasy, is cited in to court by Mason police and Tipton County Animal Control Officer Terry Pool. More than 100 cats have been found in the abandoned convenience store, including above the drop ceiling and between the walls. Photos by Echo Day

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Police find 105 cats in old store By ECHO DAY

You could smell them before you could see them. Once you got closer to the building, the ammonia-like smell of urine was unmistakable. "People have been complaining since day one that I came here," said rescue group organizer Charlotte Creasy. "They broke in the first week I was here." Friday morning, it was the police and animal control officers breaking into the former Mason Market, search warrant in hand, to evaluate just what was taking place inside the abandoned store. Inside they found more than 100 cats – some with eyes swollen shut, some with fur missing, all of them hungry – and litter boxes so full the cats were defecating and urinating on any flat surface they could find. "I think it's disgusting," said Mason Police Chief James Paris. "There's no heat or water in the building and

Above, a cat jumps on the back of Alethea Connor, friend to rescue group organizer Charlotte Creasy, while she fed cats locked in the old store Friday morning. Connor had a cat, which was a family pet, among the cluster.

they've been here during the cold weather. Now it's getting warm and it's hot in there." Animal control officer Terry Pool said it was the worst case of abuse

and neglect he's seen in eight years on the job. "I've come out here twice and both times I've told her she had to get the place cleaned up and keep it clean," SEE CATS, PAGE A3

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Cancer survivor Lucy Krull, center, is currently serving as the 2014 Tennessee Champion Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The eight-year-old will travel this year to serve as an advocate for the needs of children's hospitals. Courtesy photo

Krull named Tennessee state CMN ambassador By ECHO DAY This week, eight-year-old Lucy Krull of Covington was honored in Memphis as the 2014 Tennessee Champion Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The distinction will take Lucy to Washington, D.C., Orlando, Fla. and all over the state of Tennessee to share her story of survival and serve as a local, state and national spokesperson advocating for the charitable need at children's hospitals such as LeBonheur. Diagnosed with a brain tumor just after her fourth birthday, Lucy has fought two bouts of meningitis, two instances of blindness and a cancer reoccurrence scare last year. The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program is presented by Delta Air Lines, Mariott International and Chico's FAS and identifies a child from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico with a remarkable medical story and a passion for advocating on behalf of

children's hospitals. She is considered to be a perfect spokesperson for the organization. "She had to relearn how to walk and continued to have many physical and mental hurdles," said LeBonheur spokesperson David Henson. "Despite it all, Lucy never asked, 'Why?' Instead, she woke up each day determined to persevere." Lucy will serve as a representative of the 62 children treated every minute at the 170 member CMN hospitals. A non-profit organization called Go Lucy Go benefits LeBonheur Children's Hospital through fundraising efforts, like the annual 5K run, every year as a way to give back to the hospital where she has spent so much time. She is the daughter of Erik and Kate Krull, the granddaughter of Paul and Nancy Rose and the great-granddaughter of Jeanette Rose and the late Coy Rose. She has two siblings, older sister Ella and younger brother Jack. To find more information on the Children's Miracle Network, please see

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Fellow pilot finds Wingate after crash By ECHO DAY Rick Finney doesn't want to be called a hero. "I was just doing what I hope anybody would do," he said Thursday. "I didn't see an alternative." Last Wednesday, Finney administered first aid to Kent Wingate, a Tipton County native flying to Covington for the funeral of friend Phillip Bucey who never made it over the Lauderdale County line. Greg Johnson, an employee at Covington Municipal Airport, said Wingate told him he was running out of fuel. Johnson then lost contact with him. After an extensive search, Wingate was found crashed into trees near the Hatchie River two miles from the airport. A pilot employed with Ben Baker, Finney was the first on the scene.

"I was glad to find him alive. To find him alive was great." The river is currently out of its banks, Finney said, and reaching the downed plane was difficult. "I knew he was hurt and I knew that every minute counted. I gave him a shot." A former emergency medical technician, Finney knew what to do. "He was breathing, I could see him making bubbles with his mouth," he said. "I cleared his airway, then started talking to him." Finney then told a nearby fisherman to call 911 and report the pilot was still alive. "I talked to him like he was your mama, I prayed with him. I didn't know if he could hear me, but your subconscious never stops recording." Wingate was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center where he remains in critical condition a

week later. Assisting the sheriff’s office at the scene was the Covington Fire Department, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, Lauderdale County Rescue Squad, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, Covington Airport Authority, Emergency Management Agency, Covington Police Department, Memphis Police Department Aviation Unit, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and several private pilots and citizens. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the wreck. "I cannot thank the citizens and private pilots who helped in the search for Mr. Wingate enough," said sheriff Pancho Chumley. "All of the agencies came together and quickly located and rescued him when moments counted."

he said. "We got another call (Thursday) morning and the place is right back to where it was." Inside the store, cats were everywhere, including between the walls and in the drop ceiling. A closed room held kittens and their nursing mothers. Even some of the kittens were sick, their eyes matted shut. Creasy, who lives in Memphis and rents the building from Eddie Noeman, told police she believed up to 50 cats were inside the building. She said the cats were all spayed and neutered and two veterinarians regularly saw them. "I kept it clean until I had problems," she said. "I injured my knee, had dental surgery and recently had surgery on my arm," she said, maintaining she was not mistreating the cats nor was she hoarding them. "All I do is adopt them out." Finding homes for them is no longer her job, however. She relinquished her rights to the cats after being cited into court on animal abuse and neglect charges. She also faces losing her non-profit organization designation, Pool said. On Wednesday, animal control personnel said more than 105 cats had been pulled from the building. Some have been euthanized; others are being held at the Tipton County Animal Shelter, which was full before the search warrant, or are being fostered with animal rescue group volunteers.

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Munford High School basketball coach Butch Hopkins thinks open enrollment could help everyone involved. "If a kid has a feeling he wants to go to Covington … he ought to be able to go that," he said. "If a kid wants to come down here, he should be able to do that."

Parents will be notified of their student's lottery position via postal mail and the board will later announce when it will hold its drawing. The policy states if a student's transfer request is granted, transportation to and from the new school will be the responsibility of the parent. Students will also be expected to meet and maintain acceptable academic standards, attendance requirements and appropriate behavior or he/she will have to return to the school for which they are zoned. For more information on open enrollment, see the district's website at or call 901-476-7148.

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Bibb, a former coach himself, wants to make sure students understand the TSSAA participation rules before transferring schools to join specific sports teams. In a December 2013 interview with The Leader, former Brighton High School basketball coach Darryle Rogers, who's coached in the Memphis area where open enrollment has been in place for many years, said the new state-mandated policy could affect the local sports landscape. "If it helps the school and the student athlete, that's fine. Sports is just and extracurricular activity, anyway. When you put the athlete before the student, some kids miss out. As a parent and also an educator, I'm looking at the kids' future as far as academics and preparing them for life. If sports happens to give that kid an avenue for that, open enrollment could help."

Selection The district's open enrollment policy provides for a lottery-based selection process with children of full-time employees getting first priority. Sibling transfers and requests to transfer for a specific program of study are second and third priority. Applications will be accepted from June 1-30 and will be available at the board of education as well as other locations to be announced.

Sports editor Jeff Ireland and staff writer France Gasquet contributed to this story.

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This being an election year, there are a lot of opinions, compliments, complaints and solutions being tossed about in public. It’s that time again where people stand up on their soapboxes, run off to the mouth about their opponents and propose already-in-place solutions to problems that are greater than the constituency. The race is already on for our county and statewide offices and on May 24, those willing to run in the municipal elections will be able to pick up petitions as well. I have wholeheartedly encouraged political participation since I took AP Government back in the old days during Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, and I want everyone who is able to cast a vote, but when it comes to candidacy, we need to be clearer in defining qualifications and ability: just because you can run doesn’t mean you should. Our founding fathers, in their infinite and progressive wisdom, created a system in which there are few qualifications for those holding elected office, a system more complex but definitely more inclusive than those of the colonial, OFF THE RECORD revolutionary and antebellum E CHO DAY periods in our country’s history. It’s an amazing thing, when you think about it, because it allows for almost anyone to qualify to run for office. There are no gender, sexual, religious or racial qualifications to run for office any longer. To run for office, you don’t have to have experience in any managerial capacity, you don’t have to be in touch with reality, you don’t have to even pretend you’ve ever been present for a discussion relating to the office to which you hope to be elected. I hope to help elect people who are the opposite of these things, though. First, if you are running for office and have never managed employees, looked at an organization’s budget or made decisions that affect more than your family, I’m not likely to vote for you because I have no confidence that you can manage municipal employees, fiscal affairs and the populace if you haven’t done this in any professional capacity. We’re not playing Monopoly, guys, we’re running cities, counties, states and countries here with taxpayer dollars, so it’s important that there’s some understanding of fiscal responsibility, public policy and legal and ethical behavior. Additionally, don’t count on me voting for you if you’re not responsible with your own finances. Next, if you’re running for office on the idealistic, and fantastic, premise that you’ll put an end to everything that plagues your corner of the world, I’m not likely to vote for you. It all sounds nice, of course, and I appreciate your enthusiasm, but the problem is, as my publisher says, above your pay grade. You cannot change the culture of the United States by changing the culture of Tipton County, Tennessee (and, let’s be realistic, changing the culture of Tipton County will be difficult enough, if not impossible, to do). Big dreams are great, but they’re big dreams for reason, and that reason is because they odds of their achievement are slim to none. In order to be successful in keeping promises and bringing about a real change, you need to have realistic solutions that take the community, its leaders and its financial contributions into account. Telling us you’re going to reduce crime in Tipton County is insufficient because it is too general and doesn’t give voters information on how you’re going to do it. You need to target specific goals (like cutting property crimes and petty thefts by 10 percent), give a realistic timeline (within 12-18 months), propose a solution (cutting off the hands of convicted thieves) and be transparent about the cost ($35,000 for the employee, $45 for the machete). Specificity and realism always win, no matter how much we want to believe you when you say you’re going to cut all crimes, from vandalism to murder, through harsher sentencing. Last, if you are running for office – mayor or alderman, perhaps – and have never so much as darkened the door of a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Alderman or any committee that reports to the board, I’m not likely to vote for you because you’re ignorant to the problems, solutions and successes affecting your constituency. This information can be obtained secondhand, but there’s something to be said for being there, hearing the incumbents discuss matters, changing policy, implementing new procedures and, generally, seeing your municipal and county governments at work. Not having attended meetings, you see, can keep you from looking like an idiot when you propose campaign promises that are already policies being enforced. And, besides this, if you’re not present for the important things, like the discussion of citizen complaints and their resolutions, while you’re running for office, how do I know you’ll be there after you’re elected? Don’t SEE RECORD, PAGE A5

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Several times a year we would ties, swapping recipes, and updatgo visit the Cooper family on Sun- ing on the kids and relatives. This days and make a day of it. Some would take all day. of the finest folks you would ever All the kids would go play. Some want to meet. Back then they had of the games were horseshoes, a farm of over one hundred acres washers, bicycle riding, tag, slingwhere Appling Road and High- shot practice and hide and seek, way 64 intersect now. However, usually in the barnyard. There at one time, that area was all farm- were so many kids that we would land out in the country. just swap the games Not anymore. ever so often. We had We’d gather at their enough to play softball, house early Sunday and fill all the positions morning and everyone without any trouble. would go to church, After we’d get tired except for a few ladies and rest for awhile, that would stay home we’d sneak in the backand finish the cookdoor, and peel back the ing. There would be dish-cloths that covered five or six families, so the food still setting on there was a sack full the huge kitchen table. of folks. A couple of Quickly and slyly, we’d the families had some snatch a chicken leg SOUTHERN RAISIN' nice sized litters of ten and biscuit, hoping we O TIS G RIFFIN or more. This leads me could make it ’til supto believe there were a pertime. couple of rows of viagra growing Jim and Jack were twins and out in the garden even back then. they could do anything on a farm It’s not like it used to be, as there even at that early age. They are would be enough grub to feed the about four months older than me, National Guard for a week, with so I have known them practically food leftover. Boy, the women all my life. I must say they are still really took pride in their cook- gifted horsemen, and loved to ride ing, and the men took pride in anytime. The Coopers owned their eating, so it worked hand in four or five horses, with two othmouth. After everyone got their er families in Memphis boarding fill, the men would retire to their their horses on their farm, allowchairs, benches, and swings un- ing plenty of horse flesh to gallop der the shade trees and proceed to around. solve the problems of the world. Saddles were used by grown Out would come a little dippin’, ups, and rich folks from Memchewin’, cigars and pipes, as this phis. All the kids rode bareback, was a time to relax. since we believed it was more fun The women would get on the that way. Trying to mount the ride other side of the yard and hold was a quite an experience. Being their private conferences. This small, the secret was to position consisted of information coming the horse beside a log in the lot, from their respective communi- and get her to stand still. Then Jack


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Plane honors sacrifices I disagree with several things written in the May 1 issue of The Leader by guest columnist Donald Parr, but I agree that he has the right to speak his opinion. I would like to point out to Mr. Parr and your readers that don’t know, that the plane he mentioned on a pole on the highway is a symbol of why he has free speech. Mr. Parr says in the article that he doesn’t know why Covington would have this plane. The plane in Patriot Park is a symbol of the sacrifice of Nels Tanner, a citizen of Covington, who sacrificed much for his nation and Mr. Parr’s rights. Nels Tanner was held as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War and was awarded several medals for his service to Brian Blackley – Publisher/ General Manager Kathy Griffin - Office Manager Accounting/Public Notices

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would back off a little, get a running start, hit the log and bounce up onto the horse. Looked simple enough to me. Jim picked me out a “pet horse.” There were a lot kids of standing around watching and waiting their turns. Jack held the reins of the pet, and Jim backed me off, and did a little coaching on how to run, jump, fly and hopefully land. I’m ready. Things didn’t fall into place as planned. My barefoot slipped on the log as I was trying to throw my right leg over the back of the horse, and grab the mane at the same time. My calculations fell apart, and I busted the horse right in the side. I fell backward on the log, and landed on the hard ground skinning my little knee, hurting my backside severely, not to mention my pride. For a split second, I wanted to cry. But not with this big an audience. The horse got spooked, and it took a while to calm her down. The next time, Jack just boosted me up on the horse, slower, but safer. We all took off in a cloud of dust. They rode like Roy Rogers, but I rode more like Ginger Rogers. Jack mentioned something about gaits, and I though he was talking about a barn gate. He meant his horse was four gaited. Mine was seven gaited. Start, stop, stumble, fall, snort, buck, and bounce. Especially bounce. I held tightly onto the mane and the bridle, but you could still run a tractor between me and the horse, as I was bouncing high. We rode down to the pond, around by the creek and returned to the barn. This is when the ship hit the sand. I got too close to a barbed wire fence, and one of the

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his country. I personally am very pleased that Covington chose to honor him by this display in Patriot Park. If you stop and visit this park, you will see his name on the plane. I was not born in Covington, but moved here by choice. I am very proud to tell people I am from Covington, and I am proud to share my town with heroes like Nels Tanner. I hope that Mr. Parr as well as others will remember his sacrifice whenever they pass Patriot Park. Robin Sealy Covington

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as The Covington Leader) this week. I flip to page A4 because I was told that Miss France Gasquet referenced me by name in her article. This was apparently her rebuttal against my column. Well, please, allow me to retort. This is it? This is the best you could come up with to inspire change and make a difference? First of all, Miss Gasquet refers to me as suggesting a list of changes that need to be made and a list of problems I’d like solved. I do not think you, Miss Gasquet, quite grasped my frustration, sense of urgency and desire for a better community. I was not suggesting changes, I am demanding them. I would not like the problems I addressed solved, I demand they be solved. I am sorry if my approach is a

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The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility May 4-10, 2014.

■ Antle, Zachary Steven, 22, domestic assault, May 5, TCSO ■ Barron, Earnest Wilton, 50, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 4, TCSO ■ Berkley, Larry Michael, 34, sexual battery by authority figure, May 5, TCSO ■ Billions, Dustin Merritt, 26, public intoxication, May 4, APD ■ Billions, Heath Edward, 18, public intoxication, underage consumption of alcohol; May 4, TCSO ■ Brown, Cossator Lisa, 46, public intoxication, May 8, CPD ■ Burnett, Colton Hunter, 24, public intoxication, poss. drug para.; May 4, MUPD ■ Byrd, Rayburn Eugene, 24, public intoxication, May 9, CPD ■ Campbell, Rodney Brian, 45, DUI first offense, reckless driving; May 7, CPD ■ Carpenter, Edward Ray, 30, domestic assault x 2, May 7, CPD ■ Cleaves Jr., Horace Edward, 37, poss. controlled substance, May 10, TCSO ■ Clements, Anthony James, 25, domestic assault, evading arrest; May 8, CPD ■ Conklin, Roscoe, 34, domestic assault, poss. drug para.; May 4, CPD ■ Craddock, Gerald Manon, 22, public intoxication, May 8, TCSO ■ Craig, Matthew Jefferson, 25, assault, resisting, criminal trespass; May 10, TCSO ■ Crunk, Robert Anthony, 35, agg. assault with injury, domestic assault; May 10, MUPD ■ Davies, Sherril MaryYolanda, 52, driving on rev./canc./susp. license,

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speeding, no insurance; May 10, THP ■ Douglas, Glen, 38, poss. sch. II with intent, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, light law; May 10, TCSO ■ Douglas, Lamarcus, 25, shoplifting, May 9, TCSO ■ Draine, Ricky Benard, 56, poss. drug para., poss. prohibited weapon; May 5, TCSO ■ Dungan, Kari Rochelle, 31, domestic assault, May 5, CPD ■ Dunn, Catherine Elaine, 30, domestic assault, May 4, TCSO ■ Duvall, Denelle Yvonne, 39, domestic assault x 2, May 7, TCSO ■ Exum, Timothy Lacole, 26, poss. marijuana with intent to sell, May 8, CPD ■ Fayne, Marcus Terell, 30, public intoxication, shoplifting x 2; May 9, TCSO ■ Ferguson, Jonathan Robert, 27, domestic assault, May 10, TCSO ■ French, Jonathan Michael, 25, agg. assault no injury, resisting; May 6, TCSO ■ Gibbs, Kenneth Lewis, 27, poss. controlled substance, warrant arrest; May 7, CPD ■ Glenn, Cecil Sondra, 23, warrant arrest, May 8, CPD ■ Goforth, Elizabeth Nacole, 30, theft, May 6, TCSO ■ Green, Paul Alexander, 30, poss. sch. II with intent, May 4, TCSO ■ Greene, William Martin, 57, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no insurance, seat belt law, registration law, no license, failure to maintain control; May 9, THP ■ Harris, Richard Ray, 58, agg. assault no injury, DUI first offense, reckless driving, consent law,

driving on rev./canc./susp. license, leaving accident scene, evading arrest; May 5, MPD ■ Hill, Bobby Wayne, 46, poss. sch. II with intent, May 7, TCSO ■ Hipp, Cameron Michael, 22, DUI first offense, open container; May 4, MUPD ■ Hodge, Dexter Baskin, 25, domestic assault, May 7, TCSO ■ Hopper, Crispin Jerome, 38, theft over $1,000, May 4, TCSO ■ House, Dwayland Dupree, 22, domestic assault, May 5, TCSO ■ Huggins, Jeffery Thomas, 46, reckless endagerment, agg. assault no injury; May 5, TCSO ■ Jackson, Charles Edward, 64, public intoxication, May 8, TCSO ■ Jackson, Rebecca Joann, 23, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 7, TCSO ■ Johnson, Antwan Casey, 24, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, public intoxication, no insurance; May 9, THP ■ Kahler, Matthew Hunter, 29, domestic assault, May 10, TCSO ■ Lee, Dannitra Lasha, 25, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, speeding, no insurance, child restraint law; May 4, THP ■ Lee, James Lewis, 55, agg. assault no injury, May 10, APD ■ Lee, Jarvis Jerel, 25, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, seat belt law, no insurance; May 9, TCSO ■ Lewis, Phillip Barry, 38, child abuse/neglect, May 10, TCSO ■ Long, Randy Leon, 49, habitual motor vehicle offender, May 6, TCSO ■ Lower, Charles Thomas, 26, domestic assault, May 9, CPD ■ Maclin, Elvis, 24, poss. sch. II, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, simple poss. marijuana; May 7, CPD ■ McDaniel, Kevin Gene,

If so, call: 24-hour number: Central Dispatch 901-475-4300

Sheriff’s Office Tipline: 901-475-3307; email: Tipton County CrimeStoppers 901-476-4411 Or contact any local law enforcement agency to report any of these people.

Whitfield, Christopher Born: 7/10/1986 102 Willow Creek Ripley, TN 38063 Charge: Agg. child abuse and neglect

Marshall, Robert Cooper Born: 11/26/1961 6353 Brockman Millington, TN 38053 Charge: Poss. sch. II with intent

Pierson, Terence Lavon Born: 6/2/1993 1801 Wooten St. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Poss. marijuna with intent

Leavy, Cedric Montez Born: 9/21/1986 139 Haynie St. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Poss. sch. II

Jackson, Dewayne Lamer Born: 2/7/1970 51 Richardson Landing Drummonds, TN 38023 Charge: Rape, felony failure to appear

Hall, Michelle Page Born: 9/11/1972 180 Bud Eubanks Rd. Stanton, TN 38069 Charge: Theft over $1,000

Armstrong, David James Born: 12/14/1975 134 Shelton St. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Theft over $500

Jackson, Christopher Danta Born: 7/10/1982 1524 Joe Joyner Rd. Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Felony failure to appear, poss. controlled substance, burglary

Small, Eric Martell Born: 1/20/1984 393 Brenda Dr. Munford, TN 38058 Charge: Agg. assault

Burton, Marcus Antonio Born: 4/11/1982 338 Elm St. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Sex offender act, criminal impresonation, failure to pay child support x2


Continued from A4 just tell me you’re the best candidate for the job, show me, make me believe it. If I sound like I have a lot of requirements and high expectations for the person who will earn my vote, it’s because I do. If you have no experience, or poor experience, in managing finances, if you won’t be specific about your campaign promises and plans, and if you won’t even go to a meeting to find out what’s really going on in your city, you can guarantee I won’t help putting you in a position to screw things up.

33, agg. assault no injury, May 7, APD ■ Miles, Mary Louise, 24, shoplifting, May 7, CPD ■ Nash, Henry Eric, 44, poss. sch. II, May 6, TCSO ■ Norman, Catherine Marie, 57, theft merchandise $500 or less, May 6, TCSO ■ Pinkney, Casper Dell, 34, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, tag display improper; May 10, TCSO ■ Poindexter, Angela Lee, 34, disorderly conduct, May 4, TCSO ■ Polk, Antonio Dewayne, 29, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, speeding; May 8, CPD ■ Redus, Stepahnie Renee, 46, warrant arrest, disregard stop sign, simple poss. marijuana; May 9, TCSO ■ Rivera, Jose EmilloiSuazo, 29, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, speeding; May 7, APD ■ Sewell, Timothy Randolph, 30, agg. assault no injury, May 10, TCSO ■ Sullivan, Joshua Brandon, 29, domestic assault, May 4, CPD ■ Taylor, Earnest Tyrone, 49, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, disregard stop sign; May 7, TCSO ■ Thomas, Eddie Tyrone, 25, tampering with evidence, simple poss. marijuana, resisting; May 7, CPD ■ Toliver, Shate Simone, 26, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 9, TCSO ■ Travis, Carolyn Jean, 57, domestic assault, May 4, CPD ■ Vandiver, Robin Nicole, 32, failure to pay child support, May 6, CPD ■ Vaughn, Joshua William, 29, theft, May 9, TCSO ■ Walk III, George David, 27, DUI first offense, poss. firearm while intoxicated, failure to main control; May 6, TCSO ■ Wilkins, James Earl, 42, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, seatbelt law; May 8, TCSO

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

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

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Obituaries James Norrice Fletcher Date of Death – May 2, 2014

James Norrice Fletcher, 85, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at his home surrounded by his four daughters. He was born in Gilt Edge to the late Harold and Ivie Fletcher. His loving wife of 63 years, Georgia, preceded him in death on March 17. In addition to being a loving husband and father, Jim was beloved for his dedicated work both in his career with Sears Roebuck and his time given to many civic organizations – including the Virginia Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival and the City of Virginia Beach United Way campaign. His career with Sears spanned more than 40 years and culminated with the honor of managing Virginia Beach’s Pembroke Mall Sears location – awarded the number one Sears store in the nation during his tenure. Following his retirement from Sears he worked in business development for Commerce Bank in Virginia Beach. Jim was an active member of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club with lifetime perfect attendance and served on the Virginia Beach school board for several years before being nominated to chairman of the board. He was also honored by the Virginia Beach Jaycees as First Citizen of Virginia Beach in 1985. Jim was a self-taught and skillful master of watch and clock repair – studying and collecting many varieties throughout his lifetime. He rarely ran into a watch or clock he could not fix. Left to cherish Jim’s memory are his four loving daughters, Victoria Jane Hensley and her husband, Jack, Christine Fletcher Webb and her husband, Richard, Julia Fletcher Johnston and husband, Mark, and Amy Elizabeth Sandoval and husband, Steve; three grandchildren Rachel Hensley, Travis Hensley and Olivia Sandoval. He is also survived by his brothers Coy, George, Hayes and Thomas Fletcher. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Haygood United Methodist Church by Pastor Bob Friend. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Floyd Richard Branum

September 29, 1944 – May 7, 2014 Floyd Richard Branum, 70, of Covington, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Mr. Branum was a mechanic with ACC builders and a U. S. Navy veteran. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 12 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. He is survived by his son, Richard Branum of Covington; two brothers, Nathan Branum and Jimmy Branum, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister, Judy Tisdale of Topeka, Kansas; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jackeline Elizabeth Frasure January 2, 1942 – May 9, 2014

Jackeline Elizabeth Frasure, 72, of Burlison, died on May 9, 2014 at her home. Born in Annapolis, Md., she was a homemaker. Funeral services took place on Wednesday, May 14 at Rose of Sharon Church with the Rev. Carlton Rose officiating. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Frasure leaves her husband, Donald; daughters Melva Campbell, Cristy Frasure and Kelly Frasure, all of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Pamela Keen of Maryland; son James Warren of Smithfield, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Jimmy Powers. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, May 15, 2014

lowing. He will be buried at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery. Mr. Holder is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gerry, daughters Debbie Holder Pylant and Terri Holder Cruze, son David Holder Jr., brother Mike Holder and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, May 15, 2014


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William D. “Billy� Holder Sr. Date of Death – May 12, 2014

William D. “Billy� Holder Sr., 75, of Covington, died at Methodist North Hospital on May 12, 2014. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a retired safety manager for P.C.S. Nitrogen and faithfully attended Rugby Hills, Broadmoor, Covington First and Brighton Baptist churches. The family will receive friends at a catered reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Munford Funeral Chapel with funeral services fol-




Continued from A4 little too radical for you, but you cannot be so naive as to think these volunteering missions will make a difference. History has shown us that all you get are the same handful of individuals volunteering (true volunteering). There are the exceptions when a company or corporation will get involved, but again it is generally the usual suspects. Many of the places you spoke of volunteering are institutions that are staffed already and I cannot believe you threw the doggie orphanage in there. That is the problem: if we cared as much about people, the children, the residents as we do animal rescue and â&#x20AC;&#x153;keepinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; it green,â&#x20AC;? we may be in better shape. Some of the places you mentioned merit needing volunteers, others do not. What you have failed to realize in your column is exactly one of the things I pointed out in my column: people have become so greedy with their time and do not get involved in their kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; extracurricular activities other than to be spectators. Leagues have trouble finding the people to coach. The entire society has become self-centered, greedy, ungrateful, lacking in decency and self-control, disrespectful and ungodly. Very few are willing to sacrifice their time to volunteer. It is not just in the community, but the churches as well. You often see the same handful of people doing all the volunteer work. I do agree that we should encourage each other to attend church. I wish our churches were more prominent and active in the community. We never know what someone is going through and I also know that you cannot walk outside the scope of the Lord and expect him to lead you and guide you. You cannot convince me that people are victims of society and circumstance. No matter how your life began, only you have the power to choose how it will be going forward. If people are indeed victims of society, it is because the city government failed its citizens by not giving its residents and safe and secure place to live. A place where, even in poverty, you have a chance to break a cycle without having to worry about falling victim to drug dealers that prey on children or gangs that recruit kids, or worry about child predators. What do you do? You weed them out, little by little! Just because they are members of the community now does not mean that they can not be run out of town. We all should be more kind to one another. But when a kind word is met with a blank stare or a kind gesture such as holding the door for someone is not even acknowledged with a thank you, it makes it difficult to be kind. It is the little things like that that make a huge difference. I am sick and tired of excuses. I am sick and tired of people refusing to acknowledge the problem and as long as it is not in their neighborhood, ignoring it. I am sick and tired of people tearing up the good things that many sacrifice to create. You say that Covington is only as good as the people who live here. You are absolutely right. Guess what, we have a lot of despicable human beings living in Covington. We also have many more good people in this city than bad. There are very few doers and dreamers in the grand scheme of it all. You want volunteers, here I am. I am willing to volunteer to serve anywhere that is going to improve our city. However, I will not volunteer and we cannot keep pumping money and resources into things that bring the city down. It is up to us, no one else. But if you think that asking people to volunteer is the answer, you are terribly mistaken. The city is full of potential, we

just have to weed out the bad. You want the change that meets and exceeds that potential, it is going to have to begin with the city government. Relying on the people of the city to do so has not gotten us very far, continuing to do so would only equal doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. Great, not good, leadership is needed. Our leaders have to set the bar, define the standard, lead by example, then and only then will people follow. You picked the wrong person to try and instill your view through rose colored glasses on. You have missed the forest for the trees. I am going to make a difference, one way or another. I do not know much, but I do know this: it is hard to beat a person who never gives up and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan on giving up. I do not care what I have to do, things will change. Not for me. For our kids and their kids. The current state is not good enough for me. The city deserves it, the citizens deserve it, most of all our children deserve it. I will make a difference. It is my witness. Donald Parr III Covington

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Summer camp time is here again! By FRANCE GASQUET Several summer camps are beginning registration for this year. Below is a partial list of camps which will be available. Summer Theater Camp at CIAA is a week long camp where children act, sing, dance and create costumes and set. This year’s production is Walt Disney’s musical, “Seussical Jr.” According to producer Barbara Flowers McBride, camp is open to any Tipton County Schools student entering second through eighth grades for the 2014-2015 school year. The camp is July 7-11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a performance Friday the 11th at 6 p.m. The camp is located at CIAA in Covington and lunch is provided daily. Camp tuition is $125, which includes a t-shirt and DVD of the performance. Scholarships are available. Applications are available at CIAA and completed applications for scholarships must be returned to CIAA by May 23. For more information, contact McBride at 901-476-9706 or 901-2374006. Covington Parks and Recreation has been hosting camps for more than 15 years. Registration begins Monday, May 12 and camp space is limited. • Craft camp (June 9 -12) is a handson crafts experience with children creating take-home pieces. Campers should wear clothing that they can get paint and/or glue on. • Nature/outdoor camp (June 23 – 26) Guest speakers will include Robbie Tidwell, from Fort Pillow State Park, who will bring birds, snakes and owls for a visit. In addition to exploring nature, campers will make birdhouses and bird feeders. • Flag football/basketball camp (July

8 –11)Two days of dedicated basics for both flag football and basketball comprise this camp. Campers will participate in mini games of flag football and then learn how to dribble and shoot a basketball, from layups to jump shots. Campers may be dropped off between 7:30 - 8 a.m. and picked up between 12-12:30 p.m. Breakfast will be served each day and lunch will be provided. All camps will be held at the Covington Parks and Recreation, 790 Bert Johnston Avenue in Covington. For more information, call 476-3734. Munford Parks and Recreation also has numerous camps available this summer. • Competitive camp, May 29 and 31 6-8 p.m. or 9-11 a.m., ages 8-13, no cost • Soccer tryouts are June 5 from 6 – 8 p.m., contact Brent Nicks at 481-4490 for more information. • British soccer camp is June 2 – 6. Open to ages 3-14. Register at and call Munford Parks and Recreation for times and cost. • Tennis camp is June 2-5, from 9 -11 a.m. The fee is $40 and ages are 8-15. • Dance camp is June 9 -12, from 6:158:15 p.m. The fee is $40 and ages are 5-12. • Hunter safety camp is June 9,10,12, and14 from 6-9 p.m. and or June 14 at 8 a.m. There is no charge for this camp, which is for ages 9 and up, but you must register online at www.register-ed. com. • Babysitting camp is June 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $30 and is open to ages 10-17. • Cheer camp is June 16-19, from 6:158:15 p.m. The cost is $40 and is open to ages 5-12. • Pottery painting camp is June 23-26, from 3-4:30 p.m. The cost is $40 and is open to ages 8-16. • Flag football camp is June 23-26,

from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $40 and is open to ages 6-13. • Tennis camp, July 7-10, from 9 -11a.m. The cost is $40 and is open to ages 8-15. • Tumbling camp, July 7 -10 from 6:158:15 p.m. The cost is $40 and is open to ages 5-12. • Babysitting camp, July 11, from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. The cost is $30 and is open to ages 10-17. • Basketball camp, July 14 -17, from 6 – 8 p.m. The cost is $40 and is open to ages 5-12. • Arts and crafts camp, July 14-17, from 3-4:30 p.m. The cost is $40 and is open to ages 8-13. • Baseball camp, July 21-24, from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $40 and is open to ages 5-12. • Open skate is every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $5 and is open to ages 5-15. For more information, contact Munford Parks and Recreation office at 8375965. You may register online at www. Atoka Parks and Recreation will have a Lego racecar building camp. The camp uses 10 different Lego kits to build mini racecars, while putting their science and math skills to work. The camp is June 23-26, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. and located at Atoka Town Hall. The fee of $120 includes 10 different Lego kits to keep. Contact for age groups and times. Atoka is also hosting Challenger Sports' british soccer camp, June 9-13. There are three different camps with different times and age ranges. Contact Atoka Parks and Recreation for more information. Atoka Town Hall, 334 Atoka Munford Ave, Mon-Fri, 8-5. If your camp is not included, please send in to fgasquet@covingtonleader. com for listing.

Community events The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, May 15 The NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 4137123. The South Tipton County Exchange Club is holding a spaghetti dinner at Restoration Church in Munford. Pre-orders can be faxed to Nicole at 476-1583. Plates cost $5. Walk-in time is noon to 1 p.m. and deliveries will be made. May 16 Angels of Hope’s final fundraiser is at the Burlison Community Center, 7689 Highway 59 West. The event takes place on both May 16 and 17 and includes a silent auction, bake sale and lunches. There will also be a “buy now” table of items. Please come join in the fun and help fight to end cancer. May 17 The Charleston Fire Department is having a fundraiser barbecue dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the station. Baked beans, cole slaw and dessert will also be served. May 27 St. Luke Church is now offering a way to work out while helping other women meet their fitness goals. Come to Zumba class beginning Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. or to aerobics class every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. These classes are free and the public is invited to attend. Classes are held in the Life Center, located at 632 St. Luke Road, off Highway 14 North in Covington. For more information, call the center at 901-237-5802. May 31 A household hazardous waste collection will be held at Brighton High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household cleaners, automotive products, cell phones and many other items will be

accepted for disposal. For more information, contact Keep Tipton County Beautiful at 476-0254. June 1 Munford Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School June 1-6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. The The theme is Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind. Call 837-6325 for more information. June 9 Central Baptist Church VBS- “Weird Animals” June 9-13, 6-8:30 p.m . 755 Lucy Kelly Rd., Brighton. Ages 3 years old- 5th grade. Please call 901-475-4422 for more information. Sept. 27 Byars-Hall High School Alumni Group will meet on Heritage Day Weekend for its 103rd anniversary reunion. All alumni through 1970 are invited to attend. The group will meet on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Covington Country Club for an evening of fellowship, food, live music, dancing and to celebrate the anniversary years for the classes of '54, '59, '64 and '69. This event, each year, is filled with fun and the emotion of renewed friendships. On Saturday, everyone enjoys a come and go day at the Chamber Center and the Heritage Day festivities on the square. Bill Hadley, the BHHS historian, will provide a day of viewing BHHS memorabilia and presentations on the bands, baseball teams and the cheerleaders. The 2014 class of BHHS hall of fame inductees will also be announced. On Saturday evening, at the country club, everyone will enjoy a banquet of fellowship, live

music, food and the announcement of the BHHS beauty queen. The beauty queen is selected by a vote of the male alumni. Friday and Saturday evenings are hosted by Billy Fleming. The entire weekend’s activ ties can be enjoyed for $39

a person. By July 1, please mail your name, class and email address, along with the fee, to: BHHS reunion, 102 Creek CT., Smyrna, 37167. For more information, email Bhhsalumni@

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FARM LAND 81 & 65 acres- MULTI-USE Hwy. 51 south of Hwy. 59; Covington 70 & 16 acres west side of Hwy. 51 across from BCI Warehouses, Brighton 105 Acres west side of Bethel Road @ County Line Atoka SOLD 82 acres between Hwy. 14 & Sadler School Road CONTRACT PENDING 61 acres Brighton Clompton Road & McLennan SOLD 20 acres west side of Terry Lane north of Hwy. 14 Starter Farm 73 acres on east side of Hwy. 59 South SOLD 148 acres on Burnett Road west of Hwy. 179 CONTRACT PENDING 12 ACRES Planned 7 Lot Commercial I Industrial Subdivision Brighton

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Tipton County Commission on Aging events Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities! Water aerobics and kidney smart class Call 476-3333 for more information.

This week’s events May 15 – 16 Thursday Bible study – 10 a.m.- dining room Friday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. – dining room Card game contest – 10 a.m. – dining room Kidney smart class – 2 p.m.– meeting room

Upcoming events For the week of May 19- 23 Monday Exercise – 9:15 a.m.- dining room Book club – 10 a.m. – ADRS Bingo– 10 a.m. – dining room Writers’ workshop – 10:30 a.m. – meeting room Tuesday Blood pressure checks with Crossroads – 10 a.m. – dining room Wednesday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. - dining room Parkway Cove VISITS – 10 a.m. – offsite Thursday Just so you know – 9:30 a.m.– dining room Bible study – 10 a.m. - dining room Friday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. – dining room Memorial Day celebration with Creative Aging Breeze Cayolle and Bob Sunda – 10 a.m. – dining room Regularly scheduled programs Bending needles quilting club Best choice hearing Bible study Blood pressure and blood sugar screening Book club Crocheting Arthritis foundation exercise Line dance class Tap dance class Walking club Writers’ workshop Water aerobics Caregiver programs Helen’s House adult day/ respite serviceHelen’s House currently has openings offering a great opportunity for those with some degree of memory loss or dementia to have a safe and therapeutic experience while their family caregivers enjoy a time for personal business or other activities. Helen’s House is licensed by the State of Tennessee. Helen’s House is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call Anita at 476-1068 for more information or to receive a registration packet. Caregiver wellness/support groups meet across Tipton County… All shared information is confidential--“What is said here, stays here”- meal contributions are requested and transportation is available on a limited basis. For more information, please call 476-3333. •South Tipton caregiver wellness group meets the second Tuesday of the month in Munford at the Restoration Church from 5:30 to 7 p.m. •Lunch bunch caregiver wellness group meets the third Tuesday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The facilitator is Mrs. Darlene Hopper Spaulding. Contacts Tipton County Commission on Aging 401 S. College, P.O. Box 631 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3333/901-476-3398- Fax Kerry W. Overton, Executive Director Website-

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Elm Grove United Methodist Church 1108 Elm Grove Rd. Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-8799 Faith Baptist Church 900 Simmons Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 901-837-2683 Fellowship Bible Church 6920 Highway 59 W Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-1008 First Assembly Of God Church 1422 Old Hwy 51 Brighton, TN 38011 901-837-0950 First Baptist Church of Atoka 102 Kimbrough Ave Atoka, TN 38004 901-313-2919 First Baptist Church of Munford 521 Giltedge Rd. Munford, TN 38058 901-837-1559 First Baptist Church of Covington 2105 Highway 59 South Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2489 First Baptist Church of Mason 359 Hwy 70 E Mason, TN 38049 First Brighton Baptist Church 132 East Woodlawn Ave. Brighton, TN 38011 476-6180

Big Hatchie Baptist Association 1390 Hwy. 51 N Covington,TN 38019 901-476-6759

First Presbyterian Church of Covington 403 S. Main St. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2434

Bright Hill M.B. Church 4650 Ballard Slough Rd. P.O. Box 166 Burlison,TN 38015 901-476-3227

First United Methodist Church 145 West Church Ave Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9694

Campground U. M. Church 3183 Drummonds Road Drummonds, TN 38023 837-4629 Canaan Baptist Church 211 Main Street N Covington, TN 38019 476-8782 Carey Chapel AME 4955 Ballard Slough Rd Burlison, TN 38015 475-2288 Calvary Baptist Church 2010 Highway 51 S Covington, TN 38019 476-4433 CalvAry Bible Church 894 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 837-8563 Central Baptist Church 755 Lucy Kelly Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-475-4422 Central Christian Church 400 South Maple Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6858

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Charleston Baptist Church 8642 Hwy 179 Stanton, TN 38069 901.476.8479 Church of Christ 873 Hwy 51 N. (Quality Inn) Covington, TN 38019 901.475.9443 Christ Church at Casper Creek 6849 Center College Rd. Millington, TN 38053 901.840.3637 City of Refuge 176 B Wesley Reed Drive Atoka, TN 38004 901-826-4034 Clopton U. M. Church 5285 Brighton Clopton Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-5512 Collins Chapel C.M.E. Church 303 W. Ripley Avenue Covington, TN 38019 615-486-0666- Pastor Covington Assembly of God 1861 Hwy 51 South Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9592 Covington Associated Reformed Presbyterian 133 W. Washington Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2222 Cornerstone Community Church 3030 Drummonds Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-840-4326 Crossroads Community Church at the Nazarene 3865 Beaver Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-2545 Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church 70 Witherington Rd Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2670 Elm Grove Church of Christ 2016 Elm Grove Rd

Garland Baptist Church 1756 Garland Dr. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9691 Garland United Methodist 1613 Garland Drive Covington, TN 38058 901-476-9334 Gateway Baptist Church 1915 Rosemark Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-8087 Gethsemane Baptist Church 2256 Mt. Lebanon Road Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1356 Gilt Edge Church of Christ 10726 Hwy. 59 West Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-8482 Grace Temple Apostolic Church 8923 Mt Carmel Rd Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1008 Great Expectations COGIC 2053 Highway 51 S. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6666 Greater St. John MBC 411 Shelton Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-4735 Grace Outreach Worship Center 795 Tennessee Ave Covington, TN 38019 Harvest Central Assembly of God 9703 Hwy. 59 S Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2135 Hatchie Church of Christ 1372 Highway 51 N Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9709 Holly Grove Cumberland Presbyterian 4538 Holly Grove Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-8379 Hebron Community Church Rayburn Rd. Covington, TN 38019 Hope Community Church 2086 Atoka-Idaville Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-491-8138 Hopewell United Methodist 3866 Munford Giltedge Rd Munford, TN 38058 Hosanna Ministries 13779 Hwy 51 S. Atoka, TN 38004 901-840-4540 Jehovah's Witness of Covington 1150 Old Brighton Rd Covington,TN 38019 901-475-2110 Jesus The Way Outreach Center 795 Tennessee Drive Covington, Tennessee 38019 Kelley’s Chapel Church of God 692 Garland Detroit Rd. Burlison, TN 38015 King's Hill M.B. Church 123 King's Hill Road Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-9258

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Liberty Baptist 2097 Holly Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-5273 Lighthouse Praise Temple 826b Hwy 51 Covington, TN 38019 901-294-3866 Lighthouse Apostolic 2536 Tracy Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-9138 Mason Presbyterian Church 11733 Hwy 59 Mason, TN 38049 837-8308 Mt. Herman Church 3492 Quito-Drummonds Road, Millington, TN 38053 (901) 835-2886 Mt. Lebanon assembly 7560 Hwy 51 North Henning, TN 38041 Mt. Lebanon baptist 1837 Mt. Lebanon Road Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3417 Mt. Tipton Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Brighton Clopton Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-1165 Mt. Zion Church 838 S. Tipton Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3233 Munford Baptist Church 1253 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 901-837-9276 Munford First United Methodist 57 Tipton Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8881 New Beginning Church 1460 Atoka Idaville Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-412-0241 New Beginnings Church 2357 Wilkinsville Rd Drummonds, TN 30823 901-835-5683 New Hope Baptist Church 1239 Hawkins Road Burlison, TN 38015 901-828-2676 New Horizon Church of God 1099 Hwy 51 N Covington, TN 38019 901-489-0447 New Life Community Church 5123 Highway 176 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-0062 New Life Presbyterian Church 133 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 901-837-6804 New Salem United Methodist 7803 Munford Gilt Edge Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-8536 Oak Grove Baptist Church 4048 Highway 59 W Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7259 Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 4625 Highway 59 S Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7016 Pleasant Grove Methodist 314 Gainesville Rd Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3162 Poplar Grove Assembly of God 2600 Glen Springs Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-2611 Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Family Worship Center 2739 Old Memphis Road Covington, TN 38019 901-837-4058 Poplar Grove U.M.C. 228 Quito Drummonds Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-2568 Paradise Baptist Church 520 Simonton St. Covington, Tennessee 38019 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 Restoration Church 60 East Main Street

Munford, TN 38058 901-837-6721 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 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 Tabernacle United Methodist Church 4258 Highway 179 Covington 901-553-9598 Temple of Praise 8323 Richardson Landing Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-3462 The Church at Shiloh 497 Shiloh Road Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3467 Tipton Church of God in Christ 470 Watson Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8356 Trinity Baptist Church 5954 Brighton Clopton Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-8889 Trinity Episcopal Church 11886 Main St. Mason, TN 38049 Victory Baptist Church 5422 Drummonds Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-2280 Western Valley Baptist 836 Church Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1255 Westside Assembly Non-Denominational 33 Paulette Circle Covington, TN 38019 Willow Grove M.B. Church 618 Willow Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7337

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Are we worried about the right things? By RICK HUFFMAN Gilt Edge Church of Christ

For the last several years, it seems we have skipped spring and gone directly from winter to summer. As I look back at my life, my life seems that way, too. I woke up one morning and my whole world had changed. I had gone from being young to being old, overnight, or so it seemed. What happened to middle age? Where did it go? I do not remember it. I remember being young and now I’m old! Who is that old man looking back at me in the mirror with gray hair (and little of it) and wrinkles? (One of my customers jokes about my hair once being as black as a raven’s wing.) I was always among the youngest of my coworkers and all of a sudden, I am the oldest. Why is everyone calling me, “Mister?” It was only yesterday that I was calling everyone “Mr.” or “Mrs.” Where are all those people? I turned 60 last year and now am knocking on (the door of) 61. I am in my seventh decade- decade seven! It has just dawned on me where I am on this journey we call “life.” I’m much nearer the end than the beginning. Ps 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Obviously any one of us can die at any time. The threescore and ten is definitely not a promise. James 4: 13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. If I make it to 70, I have already lived more than 85 percent of my

life. If I’m lucky enough to reach 80, I’m still over 75 percent of the way to the end. As I’ve matured (gotten older), my perspective on many things has changed. Shamefully, I must admit many of my goals earlier in life were physical in nature and not spiritual. That caused me to, using education terminology, major in minors (the less important aspects of life) and minor in majors (the truly important things in life.) My goals have been for a comfortable retirement and nice things in life such as a home and vehicles, things I wanted but did I really need them? Have I lost focus sometimes like the rich farmer in Luke 12:16-20 who got so preoccupied about physical things that he forgot God? Luke 12: 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? Why am I so worried about the physical anyway? Do I not trust God? Mat. 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Jesus has tried to warn us about having the wrong priorities. Mt. 6: 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. A rich man in town passed away. Someone asked, “What did he leave behind?” Another answered, “He left it all.” Upon losing all of this world’s possessions, Job said, “… Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. “(Job 1:21) Not to sound morbid, but I now think more about dying and the

hereafter. I understand more about life, or at least I think I do. Life on earth is just a time to prepare for my real life- eternal life. But eternal life is not a given. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. Paul wrote, ”For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” (II Tim. 4:6-8). I must face the inevitable: death is a reality and eternity is sure. Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Eternal damnation is also a possibility as an eternal destiny and something I must ever be on guard to avoid. Mat. 7: 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Abraham looked for the eternal city, Heaven. Heb. 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Am I looking for that city? Am I focused on what matters? Ec 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Will I hear on that day what the five talent and two talent man heard? (Mt 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. See also Mt. 25:23.) I certainly hope so. Mt 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Church Bulletins Christ will be observing their Annual Women's Day Program at 3 p.m. Guest speaker for that service will be Evangelist Dixie Stokes from Memphis.

Vacation Bible School June 1-6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. The theme is "Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind." Call 837-6325 for more information.

May 18 Mt. Herman will celebrate Women's Day at 2:30 p.m. Let us make this day successful spiritually and financially. Mark your calendar. You will be blessed!

June 10-12 Pastor Charles E. Anderson & the Plummer Grove CME Church Family invite you for their annual spring revival, guest church Brown Baptist with Pastor Bartholomew Orr, Guest Speaker, Spring Revival. Begins at 7 p.m., come celebrate with us. Address: 1528 Andrew Street, Covington.

St. Matthew Baptist Church, Stanton, will be hosting its annual VBS from June 3-6 form 6-8 p.m. each night. The theme this year is "The Jesus Connection … What a Friend." Refreshments will be served.

May 25 The Spiller Hill Church of God In

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May 15 Mt. Herman Women's Day Choir Rehearsal will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 17 Mt. Herman Male Chorus will rehearse at 10 a.m. for Sunday Morning Worship Service.

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thursday, May 15, 2014 ▪ A11 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 16, 2008, executed by MARY F. HILL, conveying certain real property therein described to RALPH HENSON , as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee recorded July 23, 2008, in Deed Book 1404, Page 703-711; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on May 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the North Entrance of the Tipton County Courthouse , located in Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: EXHIBIT A TO THE DEED OF TRUST MADE ON JULY 16, 2008, BY MARY F. HILL, BY GUELDA P. HARRISON, ATTORNEY IN FACT (“BORROWER”) TO (“TRUSTEE”) FOR THE BENEFIT OF FIRST CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK (“LENDER”). THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF TIPTON, STATE OF TN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY LOT 15, MUNFORD HEIGHTS ADDITION TO MUNFORD, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 247, PAGE 297 IN THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER`S OFFICE TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. SUBJECT TO THE SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS AND BUILDING LINES AND EASEMENTS AT BOOK 247, PAGE 297 IN THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER`S OFFICE. SOURCE OF TITLE: BOOK 307, PAGE 239. Parcel ID: 095M-D016.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 150 WILEY DR., MUNFORD, TN 38058. 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): THE ESTATE AND/OR HEIRS AT LAW OF MARY F. HILL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GUELDA P. HARRISON, ATTORNEY IN FACT FOR MARY F. HILL The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 428 North Lamar Blvd, Suite 107 Oxford, MS 38655 www. php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #69563: 2014-05-01 2014-05-08, 2014-05-15


Sale at public auction will be on Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:00 p.m. local time, at the Tipton County Courthouse, 1801 South College Street, Covington, Tennessee, pursuant to a Deed of Trust executed by James and Allison Wilson to Dick Moore, Inc., Trustee, on July 11, 2000n and recorded at Book 907, Page 217 in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, and conducted by R. E. Crawford, Trustee. Owner of debt: Dick Moore, Inc. The following real estate located in Tipton County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Tipton County, Tennessee, to-wit: Lot 1 of the Katie Pryor Estate

Partition as recorded in Plat Cabinet D, slide 178-B in the Tipton County Register’s Office, being more particularly described as follows: Description of a 1.00 acre parcel that is part of the Katie Pryor Estate recorded in Deed Book 73, page 153, in the Register’s Office, lying on the east side of Pryor Road, in the Fifth Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee, being more particularly described as follows: Connecting at an iron pin found at the southwest corner of Moses Pryor’s 0.050 acre kit recorded in Deed Book 551, Page 364, said point being an interior corner of the Katie Pryor estate recorded in Deed Book 73, Page 153, of which this partition is a part, then South 07 deg. 26’ 22” West, 105.9 feet to an iron pin set in the east R.O.W. line of Pryor Road (50’ R.O.W.), said point being the northwest corner and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of this described partition; then South 74 deg. 47’ 09” East, 208.71 feet along the north line of this partition to an iron pin set; then South 15 deg.12’ 51” West, 208.71 feet along the east line of this partition to an iron pin set; then North 74 deg. 47’ 09” West, 208.71 feet along the south line of this partition to an iron pin set in the east R.O.W. line of Pryor Road; then North 15 deg. 12’ 51” East, 208.71 feet along the said R.O.W. line to the Point of Beginning encompassing 1.00 acre of land, by calculation. Street address: 1652 Pryor Road, Drummonds, TN 38023 Owner(s) of property: James and Allison Wilson The street address of the abovedescribed property is believed to be 1652 Pryor Road, Drummonds, Tennessee, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. All right if equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject top confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Done this 25th day of April, 2014. Dick Moore, Inc. 6565 Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053 Phone: (901) 872-4599 By: Bob Crawford Title: Vice President Said property will advertise in The Leader: May 2, 2014, May 9, 2014, May 16, 2014


STATE OF TENNESSEE, TIPTON COUNTY WHEREAS, Billy D Brewer executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Primary Residential Mortgage Inc., Lender and Heritage Title Services, Trustee(s), which was dated October 17, 2008 and recorded on October 27, 2008, Book 1415, Page 669, 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, CitiMortgage, Inc., (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 May 27, 2014, 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: Description of 50’ Ingress / Egress Easement: Description of 50’ Ingress / Egress Easement across part of the Clifford Durham property in the 7th Civil District of Tipton County

Register’s Office of Covington, Tennessee and further described as: Beginning at a found cotton picker spindler in the center of Old Memphis Road (50’ R.O.W.), said point being 366.25 feet in the northwesterly direction as measured along the centerline of said road from the physical intersection of Old Memphis Road and McCain Road (50’ R.O.W.), also being the northwest corner of the Headin property (deed not found); thence N 11 degrees 14 minutes 50 seconds West, along the centerline of said Old Memphis Road, a distance of 50.02 feet to a point; thence across said Durham property the following calls: North 77 degrees 19 minutes 14 seconds East, a distance of 151.12 feet to a point; thence North 37 degrees 43 minutes 59 seconds East, distance of 65.38 feet to a point; thence N 77 degrees 04 minutes 34 seconds East, a distance of 18.42 feet to a point; thence South 12 degrees 18 minutes 08 seconds East, a distance of 50.00 feet to a set 1/2” rebar with cap; thence South 37 degrees 43 minutes 59 seconds West, a distance of 65.50 feet to a found 6” x 6” plate, said point being the northeast corner of said Headin property, thence South 77 deg. 19 minutes 14 seconds West, along the North line of said Headin property, a distance of 170.36 feet to the point of beginning. Description of Tract 1: being a part of the Clifford Durham property in the 7th Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee as recorded in Deed Book 789, Page 986, found in the Tipton County Register’s Office in Covington, Tennessee and further described as: Commencing at a found cotton picker spindle in the center of Old Memphis Road (50’ R.O.W.), said point being 366.25 feet in the northwesterly direction as measured along the centerline of said road from the physical intersection of Old Memphis Road and McCain Road (50’ R.O.W.), also being the Northwest corner of the B.E. Headin property (deed not found); thence North 77 degrees 19 minutes 14 minutes East, along the North line of said Headin property, a distance of 170.36 feet; thence North 37 degrees 43 minutes 59 seconds East, across said Durham property, a distance of 65.50 feet to a 1/2” rebar with cap and the point of beginning; thence across said Durham property the following calls: North 12 degrees 18 minutes 08 seconds West, a distance of 112.98 feet to a set 1/2” rebar with cap; thence N 77 degrees 04 minutes 34 seconds East, a distance of 190.46 feet to a set 1/2” rebar with cap; thence South 21 degrees 42 minutes 25 seconds East, a distance of 267.08 feet to a set 1.2” rebar with cap; thence South 77 degrees 07 minutes 21 seconds West, a distance of 154.56 feet to a set 1/2” rebar with cap; thence North 08 degrees 27 minutes 43 seconds West, a distance of 144.33 feet to a set 1/2” rebar with cap; thence South 81 degrees 32 minutes 17 seconds West, a distance of 89.40 feet to the point of beginning and containing 1.000 acres of land more or less. Being a the same property conveyed to Billy Brewer, a single person, from Clifford Durham, a single person, by Warranty Deed dated February 20, 2003, of record in Record Book 1067, Page 116, in the registers office of Tipton County, TN. Parcel ID Number: 109 021.00 Address/Description: 7886 Old Memphis Road, Brighton, TN 38011. Current Owner(s): Billy Brewer. Other Interested Party(ies): N/A 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 c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-5508484 File No.: 13-23386


IN RE: Adoption of Justin Bailey Phillips, DOB 11/8/09 ROBIN GALES and BILLY GALES Plaintiffs vs. CATHERINE PHILLIPS BIEBER and TOMMIE JONES Defendants


In this cause, it appearing from the complaintant, which is sworn to, that the residence of the defendant, Tommie Jones, is unknown and cannot be ascertained after diligent search and inquiry. It is therefore ordered that the said Tommie Jones file an answer in the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee 38019 and with the plaintiffs’ attorney, Frank Deslauriers, P.O. Box 1156, Covington, Tennessee 38019 on or before June 1, 2014 or judgment by default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive weeks in the Covington Leader, a newspaper published in Covington, Tennessee. This the 24th day of April, 2014. VIRGINIA GRAY CLERK AND MASTER ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFFS FRANK DESLAURIERS P.O. BOX 1156 COVINGTON, TN 38019 24apr4wp


Sale at public auction will be on June 04, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the north door, the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by DAVID ALLEN, to Danny Goulder, Trustee, on May 4, 2011 at Book 1512, Page 851, all of record in the Tipton County Register’s Office.

Estate of WILLIAM GILLIHAN, Deceased


Notice is hereby given that on April 23 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of WILLIAM LOUIS GILLIHAN, who died 4/5/2014, 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 forever 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 sixty (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 decendent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement wit the undersigned at once.



The following real estate located in Tipton County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record:


TRACT I: Beginning at a stake in Safford McLister’s west line at the Brighton-Clopton gravel road right-of-way; thence in a northerly direction 94 feet to a stake at Frances Strong’s line; thence in a westerly direction with said Frances Strong’s south line 146 feet to a stake at said Clopton-Brighton right-of-way; thence in easterly direction with said road 168 feet to beginning stake. TRACT II: Beginning at an iron pin in the center of the BrightonClopton blacktop road the southwest corner of the Wells Co., Inc. 26.98 acre tract, of which this is a part, the same being Raymond Kilpatrick’s northwest corner; thence with the center of said road north 55 1/2 degrees west 48 feet; thence north 82 1/4 degrees east 266 feet to a stake in the field; thence south 58 1/4 degrees east 158 feet to a stake in Safford McLister’s north line; thence with the north line of Safford McLister and Raymond Kilpatrick north 87 degrees west 358 feet to the beginning, passing an iron stake at 163 feet, Safford McLister’s northwest corner, and containing .38 of an acre (net). But there is excepted out of the above described tract that part of same previously conveyed to Tipton County Highway Department for road purposes. Property Address: 1492 Brighton Clopton Road, Brighton, TN 38011 The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1492 Brighton Clopton Road, Brighton, TN 38011, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. All right and equity of redemption, statutory and 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 Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If you purchase a property at the foreclosure sale, the entire purchase price is due and payable at the conclusion of the auction in the form of a certified/bank check made payable to or endorsed to Danny Goulder, Attorney. No personal checks will be accepted. To this end, you must bring sufficient funds to outbid the lender and any other bidders. Insufficient funds will not be accepted. Amounts received in excess of the winning bid will be refunded to the successful purchaser at the time the foreclosure deed is delivered. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. Danny Goulder, Trustee Trustee by Book 1512, Page 851 Register’s Office, Tipton County, Tennessee Law Offices of Danny Goulder 55 College Street, Munford, TN 38058 (901) 837-0194 8may3wp


Case Number PR-3236


Estate must come forward and make proper settlement wit the undersigned at once. EUGENE NAIFEH EXECUTOR VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE 110 COVINGTON, TN 38019 8may2w


Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3238 Estate of MARTHA JEAN HARRIS, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 25 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of MARTHA JEAN HARRIS, who died 4/14/2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the abovenamed Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever 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 sixty (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



Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3237 Estate of MARY R. WITHERINGTON Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 25 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of MARY R. WITHERINGTON, who died 4/10/2014, 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 forever 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 sixty (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 decendent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement wit the undersigned at once. HARVEY WITHERINGTON EXECUTOR VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE 110 COVINGTON, TN 38019 8may2w


Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3239 Estate of TED NAIFEH,Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 25 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of TED NAIFEH, who died 4/3/2014, 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 forever 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 sixty (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 decendent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above

(2)Twelve (12) months from the decendent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement wit the undersigned at once. RICK GOFORTH JIMMY BREEN CO-EXECUTORS VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE 110 COVINGTON, TN 38019 8may2w


Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3240 Estate of ELBERT LEE JOHNSON, SR., Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 29 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of ELBERT LEE JOHNSON, SR., who died 2/18/2014, 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 forever 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 sixty (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 decendent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement wit the undersigned at once. ELBERT LEE JOHNSON, JR. ADMINISTRATOR VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE 110 COVINGTON, TN 38019 8may2w


The Town of Atoka’s Consumer Confidence Report (C.C.R) / Water Quality Report will be published in The Leader on May 22, 2014. The C.C.R. / Water Quality Report will not be direct mailed to Atoka water customers. You may request a copy be mailed to you by contacting Atoka Public Works at (901) 837-5301. 15may1w

A12 • Thursday, May 15, 2014 • The Leader

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 October 23, 1992, by Gary S. Alsbrook and wife, Bonnie C. Alsbrook, to Randle B. Richardson, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee in Book 1136, Page 286, (“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, June 4, 2014, commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the North door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder either for a cashier’s check or 10 per cent of the high bid price as a non-refundable deposit with balance due within ten (10) days of sale, (and if such balance goes unpaid, USDA will retain the deposit and re-foreclose) the following described property lying and being in the Sixth Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee to wit: Description of Lot No. 3 of Florence Wooten Subdivision, lying within the corporate limits of the Town of Munford, Civil District No. 6, Tipton County, Tennessee, and shown on Plat Book 1, Page 65, of the Register’s records, Tipton County, Tennessee. Beginning at an iron pin the northeast corner of Lot No. 2 in the west line of Allen Street; thence west 170 feet to an iron pin the northwest corner of Lot No 2 in formerly Mrs. E. H. Wooten Sr.’s east line; thence north 1 deg. 45 minutes west 100 feet to an iron pin the southwest corner of Lot No. 4; thence east 170 feet to an iron pin the southeast corner of Lot No. 4 in the west line of Allen Street; thence with the same South 1 deg. 45 minutes east 100 feet to the beginning. Map: 112E-E Parcel 21

OR JESSICA D. BINKLEY, either of whom may act, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, the said Deed of Trust was last assigned to TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, 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/JESSICA D. BINKLEY, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014 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 102, MCLISTER PLACE SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED AT PLAT CABINET G, SLIDE 72, 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 SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS AT BOOK 1001, PAGE 393, BUILDING LINES AND EASEMENTS IN PLAT CABINET G, SLIDE 72, AND SW TENNESSEE EASEMENT AT BOOK 991, PAGE 886 IN REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BARRY S. BENNETT, JR., A MARRIED PERSON, BY SPECIAL WARRANTY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 1365, PAGE 935, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 403 ROYAL OAKS DR, BRIGHTON, TENNESSEE 38011. MAP 079P 026.00




PROPERTY ADDRESS: 51 Allen Street, Munford, TN 38058 SALE IS SUBJECT This being the the same property THIS TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF conveyed by to Gary S. Alsbrook ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR and wife, Bonnie C. Alsbrook, ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, by deed recorded at Book 689, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER Page 538, of the Tipton County MATTERS WHICH TAKE ress shall make no law Congress shall make no law Register’s Office. PRIORITY OVER THE DEED cting an establishment respecting an establishment OF TRUST UNDER WHICH CURRENT OWNERS: Bonnie THIS FORECLOSURE SALE IS gion, or prohibiting or prohibiting Alsbrook ( n/k/a Hammontree)of religion, CONDUCTED, INCLUDING BUT ee exercise thereof; the freeNOT exercise thereof; LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY The sale of the above-described OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF ridging the property freedom shall be subject toorallabridging the freedom THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF shown on any recorded eech, or of matters the press; of speech, or of the press; THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL plan; any unpaid taxes; any REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE e right of therestrictive people covenants, easements or the right of the people OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT or setback be eably to assemble, and lines that may peaceably to assemble, and OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE applicable; any prior liens or OF the TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT tition the Government petition Government encumbrances as well as to any OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE priority created by a fixture filing; redress of grievances. for a redress of grievances. and any matter that an accurate DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES survey of the premises might IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, disclose. THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING PARTIES INTERESTED: GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE City of Munford SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE State of Tennessee, Shelby County APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL Child Support: ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM Notice is hereby given to the State THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 of Tennessee as an interested AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. THE – Judy Woodruff – Tom party Stoppardunder the statute. The NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF provisions of Tennessee code The NewsHour Jim Lehrer, 2005 British dramatist, 1988 T.C.A.with 35-5-101 ET. SEQ. HAVE Ann. 67-1-1433(b)(1) have been Courtesy the Freedom Forum eedom Forum BEEN MET. given in order for the sale of land

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advertised are not to be subject to the lien or claim of the state. 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.


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day ofno thelaw sale to another day, time, ress shall make Congress shall make no law and place certain without further cting an establishment respecting an establishment IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST publication, upon announcement BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE at the time and place for the of sale gion, or prohibiting religion, or prohibiting HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, forth above. ee exerciseset thereof; the freeTHE exercise NEXTthereof; HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL ridging the Publication freedom Dates: May 8, Mayor15,abridging the freedom BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL May 22, 2014 eech, or of and the press; of speech, or of the press; BIDDER.

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or the right of the people OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: peaceably to assemble, and AUTUMN A. BENNETT to petition the Government THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO for a redress of grievances. COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

SUBSTITUTE BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF “Opinion andMay protest ading aboutFORECLOSURE one’s This day, 13, 2014. This is SALE

improved propertyofknown as 403 the the gs in theDefault daily having been made inare life breath ROYAL OAKS DR, BRIGHTON, terms, conditions, and payments spapers isprovided one ofin a certain Deed of Trust democracy – even TENNESSEE 38011. SEPTEMBER 28, 2007, privilegesdated of high when it blows heavy.” J. PHILLIP JONES/JESSICA D. by BARRY S BENNETT e in a freeexecuted country.” BINKLEY, Substitute Trustee JR, A MARRIED PERSON –Lyndon B. Johnson 1800 HAYES STREET 36th U.S. President, 1966 NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 RECORD BOOK 1365, PAGE 937, for the benefit of WELLS FARGO F13-1749 Courtesy the Freedom Forum 15may3w BANK, N.A., in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES AND/

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Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3243 Estate of CHARLES WILLIAM FAULK, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on May 2 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of CHARLES WILLIAM FAULK, who died 1/5/2014, 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 forever 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 sixty (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 decendent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement wit the undersigned at once. DANIELLE FAULK CHARLES MORRIS FAULK CO-EXECUTORS VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE 110 COVINGTON, TN 38019


The Tipton County School system is giving written notice to parents regarding student records. The child’s cumulative records are located in the office of the school the student attends/attended. Records of special education students are located in the Special Education Office or records room. In keeping with the laws regarding confidentiality, all student records are kept in locked files and maintained by appropriate personnel. Parents/legal guardians have the right to review their child’s records or request a copy, as do the students upon reaching the age of 18. To review/copy records, a request should be made in written form, signed and dated by the parent/legal guardian, or student, if they are 18. Records of students that have been inactivated by moving, mainstreaming, graduating, etc., are kept at the Tipton County Board of Education for three years. In accordance to the confidentiality law, the records are destroyed after three years. 15may1w

NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Wade Electric Co., Inc. PROJECT NO.: 84017-3218-94 CONTRACT NO.: CNM236 COUNTY: Tipton The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make final settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to file claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must file same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700, James K. Polk Bdg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 6/27/2014.


INVITATION TO BID The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for the construction of six (6) classrooms/safe rooms at Atoka Elementary School. Bid packages will include: Roof Framing, Vinyl Composition Tiles, Acoustical Tiles, and Glazing.



Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3245 Estate of WALTER JOSHLIN, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on May 6 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of WALTER JOSHLIN, who died 2/25/2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the abovenamed Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever 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 sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or

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( B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual Congress make law copy of theshall notice to no creditors, if respecting the creditoranreceived the copy establishment of the notice less than sixty (60) of religion, days prior toor theprohibiting date that is four (4) months from date of the the free exercisethe thereof; first publication (or posting) as or abridging the freedom described in (1)(A); or

of speech, or of the press;

(2)Twelve (12) months from the or the rightdate of the people decendent’s of death.

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All persons indebted to the above to petition Government Estate mustthe come forward and make proper settlement wit the for a redress of grievances. undersigned at once. JIMMY JOSHLIN “Journalists, EXECUTOR

by their very nature, represent VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND the ultimate strength MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE of an open society 110 COVINGTON, as well as TN its38019 ultimate 15may2w vulnerability.” AUTO AUCTION JudeaCotton Pearl, 2003 will be held at– King Ford Courtesy 965 Hwy. 51 N.the Freedom Forum Covington, TN 38019 on Saturday, May 25, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. 2004 Isuzu Axiom VIN#4S2DF58V844600078


First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

“A free press sometimes causes pain. But it is a free and vigorous press that, in the end, protects all of us.” - Roger S. Kintzel The Atlanta JournalConstitution, 1997

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Sealed bids will be opened on May 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Highway South, Covington, Tennessee 38019. For additional information contact Donnie Wallace at (901) 475-5807. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bids received. Dr. William E. Bibb Director of Schools Tipton County 15may2w

INVITATION TO BID The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for the following: Print and supply the Tipton County 2014-15 Student Handbook. Bids will be received based on 15,000 Student Handbooks. Contact Daryl Walker for a copy of the 2013-14 Student Handbook and for additional information. Sealed bids will be opened at 2:00 p.m. on May 29, 2014 at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Hwy. 51 South, Covington, TN 38019. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received. Dr. William E. Bibb, Director of Schools 15may2w


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OWNER: CITY OF MUNFORD Sealed bids for CITY OF MUNFORD LPRF FY 2012 HOPE PARK will be received by THE HONORABLE DWAYNE COLE, MAYOR at the CITY OF MUNFORD - CITY HALL, 1397 MUNFORD AVE., MUNFORD, TN 38058, until 2:00 PM, CST, JUNE 5, 2014 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on May 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM CST at City of Munford - City Hall. A set of plans will be available at the meeting for review. The Information for Bidders and other contract documents may be examined at the following:

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Town of Brighton Utility District Water Quality Report for 2013

What is the source of my water? Your water, which is ground water, comes from the confined tertiary sand aquifer. Our goal is 10 protect our water from contaminants and we are working with the State to determine the vulnerability of our water source to potential contamination. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has prepared a Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) Report for the untreated water sources serving water to this water system. The SWAP Report assesses the susceptibility of untreated water sources to potential contamination. To ensure safe drinking water, all public water systems treat and routinely test their water. Water sources have been rated as reasonably susceptible, moderately susceptible or slightly susceptible based on geologic factors and human activities in the vicinity of the water source. The Brighton Water System sources rated as reasonably susceptible to potential contamination. An explanation of Tennessee’s Source Water Assessment Program, the Source Water Assessment summaries, susceptibility scorings and the overall TDEC report to EPA can be viewed online at or you may contact the Water System to obtain copies of specific assessments. A wellhead protection plan is available for your review by contacting Matalee Hall at the Brighton Water System between 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.. Why are there contaminants in my water? Drinking water. including boiled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) Este informe contiene información muy importante. Tradúscalo o hable can alguien que lo entienda bien. For more information about your drinking water. please call Matalee Hall at 901-476-8661. How can I get involved? Our Water Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 139 N. Main St., at 7:00 P.M. Please feel free to participate in these meetings. The Mayor and Aldermen of Brighton Utility District serve four-year terms. Vacancies on the Board of Aldermen are filled by the Town Mayor. Decisions by the Board of Alderman on customer complaints brought before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen under the District’s customer complaint policy may be reviewed by the Utility Management Review Board of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservations pursuant to Section 7-82-702(7) of Tennessee Code Annotated. Is our water system meeting other rules that govern our operations? The State and EPA require us to test and report on our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We have met all of these requirements. Results of unregulated contaminant analysis are available upon request We want you to know that we pay attention to all the rules.






Copies may be obtained at the office of A2H, INC. located at 3009 DAVIES PLANTATION ROAD, LAKELAND, TENNESSEE 38002, PHONE: 901-372-0404 upon payment of $100.00 (non-refundable).

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Is my drinking water safe? Yes, our water meets all of EPA’s health standards. We have conducted numerous tests for over 80 contaminants that may be in drinking water. As you’ll see in the chart on the back, we only detected 7 of these contaminants. We found all of these contaminants are safe levels.


Other Information The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include (Rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity Contaminants that may be present in source water • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife • Inorganic contaminants. such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff. and residential uses. • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation prescribe regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in boiled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Do I Need To Take Special Precautions? Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about not only their drinking water, but food preparation. personal hygiene, and precautions in handling infants and pets from their health care providers EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Lead in Drinking Water If presant, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Brighton Water System is responsible for providing high quality drinking water but cannot control variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water. testing methods, and steps you can take 10 minimize exposure is available from The Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at Water System Security Following the events of September 2001, we realize that our customers are concerned about the security of their drinking water. We urge the public to report any suspicious activities at any utility facilities, including treatment plants, tanks, fire hydrants, etc. to 901-476-8661.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Each bidder must deposit with his bid, security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Instructions for Bidders. All Bidders must comply with the applicable provisions of the Contractors Licensing Act of 1994, found in “Tennessee Code Annotated,” Section 62-6-119, as amended. In accordance with this act, the following information must appear on the outside of the envelope containing the bid for all projects in excess of $25,000: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


Any bid submitted from a bidder not on the official bidders list, that is maintained at the office of A2H, Inc., and/or not containing the above information will not be opened. CITY OF MUNFORD is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Mayor Dwayne Cole May 15, 2014 15may1w

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Gatlin hired to lead BHS basketball Son of coach, a national recruit, joins program too


Stan Gatlin is probably known best in Tipton County as that guy who coached a Millington girls basketball team from 2005 to 2011 that beat the pants off the teams around here. Gatlin's teams went to four straight substate games during that span and finished state runner-up in 2008. Now Gatlin will get a chance to see what he can do on the Tipton County boys' basketball scene. Last Friday he was hired as Brighton High's head coach. He replaces Darryle Rogers, who coached at Brighton the last three seasons. “Brighton High School wanted to move in a different direction,” said BHS athletic director Cetrice Bounds. “We went through

the normal process. After that process we hired Coach Gatlin. I remember him from Millington and we know he can coach.” Gatlin has a 207-86 career record over nine seasons. He coached the Southwind High girls the past three seasons. Last summer he was an assistant coach on two AAU boys teams in the Memphis area. “I'm really excited,” Gatlin said. “My expectations are to win immediately. I expect us to learn and grow and get used to the system first and grow from there.” Gatlin said he already has 26 games scheduled for this summer. The new coach will bring his son with him to Brighton as well. Taelyr Gatlin will be a freshman in the

fall. A 6-1 point guard, he's the fifth-ranked point guard nationally in his class and the 23rd-ranked prospect overall. “Although my son can score, he loves passing the ball,” Gatlin said. “Anyone that plays in my system can expect team ball to be priority number one. I told the guys the other day, 'If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.'” The Cardinals have struggled the last two seasons with win totals in the single digits. “I'm not a gradualist,” Gatlin said, “so I expect immediate results.” Gatlin will hold a meeting for parents of BHS basketball team members Monday at 5 p.m. in the BHS gym.

Munford edges BHS for title

Season ends for both teams in region By JEFF IRELAND In the second overtime of the District 13-AAA soccer title game last Thursday between Munford and Brighton, Cougar junior Jesper Kempe put the ball on the penalty kick dot with a chance to end a scoreless game nearly 100 minutes after it had started. Kempe, who hadn't missed a penalty kick all year, promptly sent his attempt just over the crossbar. It clanked off the football uprights behind the goal and the game continued. About 20 minutes later, he redeemed himself. The third kicker for Munford in the shootout, Kempe made his penalty kick this time. Moments later, Cougar keeper Erik Furseth made his third save of the shootout and Munford (15-1-2) had clinched Brighton's Austin Chapman uses his head to get the ball out of the penalty box as Munford's Tyler Futrell battles for position during the district title its first district title with a 1-0 win. game Thursday in Munford. The Cougars won in a shootout, 1-0. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Covington softball one win away


Cardinals come up just short

By JEFF IRELAND The Covington Lady Charger softball team continued its impressive postseason run last Wedenesday night in Ripley. Tournament most valuable player Hannah Clifton pitched a completegame six-hitter and was 3 for 4 at the plate with a double and an RBI as Covington beat Ripley 7-1 to claim the District 15-AA tournament title, the team's first since 2010. Sheffield forfeited Monday's region semifinal game against Covington, meaning the Lady Chargers are now one win away from a state tournament berth. The Lady Chargers were scheduled to host Ripley yesterday in the region title game, but at press time it appeared as though that game would be played today at 4:30 p.m. because of rain. The winner of the region title game will host Dyersburg or Lexington in a sectional game tomorrow. The loser travels to Dyersburg or Lexington. Covington (20-15) lost to Ripley May 5 and found themselves in the losers' bracket of the district tournament. But wins over Liberty and Ripley set up last Wednesday's title game win. “Knowing the tradition we have SEE CHS, PAGE A18

Brighton third baseman Jared Webb makes a throw to first base as the Bartlett bench looks on behind him. Webb got his man at first, but Brighton fell 2-1, ending its season. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Pitching duel goes way of Panthers in region semifinals By JEFF IRELAND It had been a few years since the Brighton baseball team had made it out of the district tournament and into the region semifinals. The Cardinals made that step last week and found themselves matched up with District 14-AAA champ Bartlett on Monday in an elimination game. Brighton outhit Bartlett 7-1 and had its chances for some big innings, but came up just short in a season-ending

2-1 loss at Freeman Park in Bartlett. Trailing 2-1 in the top of the seventh, Brighton's Bentley Jones, who was 3 for 3, led off with a double to the left-center gap. But Bartlett closer Taylor Wilson came on in relief and shut the door. “We hit the baseball tonight,” Brighton coach Brian Oswalt said. “We hit him. It's just one of those things where it didn't fall right. We were one hit away from breaking the game open.” Most of the game was a pitching duel between Brighton's Colton Hath-

cock and Bartlett's Bryan Cruse, both of whom have signed with the University of Memphis. Cruse struck out six, walked one and allowed seven hits over six-plus innings. Hathcock went all seven innings, allowing just one hit and striking out eight, but nine walks proved costly. Bartlett's first run came in the second inning on a bases-loaded walk. The game-winner came in the sixth on a wild pitch. SEE BHS, PAGE A19

Lady Cougars going for fourth straight state tourney By JEFF IRELAND The bottom of the sixth inning of Thursday's District 13AAA tournament championship game in Munford began with a lot of promise. Jodie Duncan and Sam Scott singled and Peyton Joyner walked to load the bases with no outs in a 2-2 game. But after a pop out and strikeout, Dyer County looked like it might get out of the jam. Enter Makenzie Pugh.

She slapped a high pitch through the right side for a single that drove in two runs and gave Munford a 2-0 win. Four days later at home again, Munford (27-11) routed Bartlett 10-0 in the region semifinals and are now one win away from a fourth straight appearance in the Class AAA state tournament, which begins Monday in Murfreesboro. Pending the outcome of Wednesday's region title game, Munford will host or travel to Collierville or Houston for a sec-

tional game on Friday. “I knew I had to come through for everybody so I was just going to swing,” Pugh said about her game-winning hit Thursday. “We're proud of each other. We worked hard throughout the entire season.” “You can't believe how much pressure she had on her because we had the bases loaded and nobody out and we made two easy outs for them,” Munford head coach Glenn Goulder said. “Things were looking pretty SEE MHS, PAGE A19

The Lady Cougars celebrate after scoring the go-ahead runs last Thursday in the district title game. Photo by Jeff Ireland

A18 • Thursday, May 15, 2014 • THE LEADER

Title times two TRA baseball, softball win region, will play for state today By JEFF IRELAND Last Thursday was quite a busy day at Tipton-Rosemark Academy's Paul Barret Jr. Sportsplex. The baseball and softball teams both took on University School of Jackson in DII-A-West region title games. And when everything was said and done around 10 p.m., the home fans went home happy. The baseball team finished off an undefeated region regular season and tournament with a 6-3 win over the Bruins. TRA's softball team lost the first game of the night to USJ 13-0, but recovered in game two to win 10-4 and claim their own region title. The baseball team moves on to host Davidson Academy in a bestof-three sub-state series. The first two games will be played today at 4:30 and 7 p.m. If necessary, the third game will be played Friday at 5 p.m. TRA's softball team hosts Friendship Christian in its substate series today at 5 and 7 p.m. Friday's if necessary game will be at 4:30 p.m. Sub-state winners advance to the state tournament.

It was the first region title for the Rebels (30-6-1), who have been ranked first in the DII-A state poll for much of the year. TRA has won 10 games in a row and 17 of its last 18. “We were runner-up in the region in 2011 and 2012, so this is huge for the program,” said TRA head coach Brad Smith. “We had Connor (Alexander) going on the mound for us and he did a great job.” Alexander, a University of Memphis signee, shut out USJ (2013) for five innings. The Bruins rallied for two runs in the top of the sixth, but a 6-4-3 double play killed the rally. USJ put two runners on base in the seventh and scored once, but Alexander got a ground ball to end things and finish off a complete game. Alexander struck out seven, walked two and scattered nine hits, and also doubled in a run at the plate. The Rebels scored twice in the bottom of the third and four times in the fourth. Logan Stewart had two hits and two RBIs for the Rebels and Jacob LaFosse singled twice and drove

in a run. Conner Sanders singled home one run. TRA has been to the sub-state five of the last seven years under Smith. A series win over Davidson would put the Rebels in the state tournament for the third time in seven years. “This a group of guys that really competes at a high level,” Smith said. “They play for a common goal, and not for themselves, probably more than any group I've ever had.” The Lady Rebels (22-11) looked like a different team after dropping their first game against USJ, scoring six runs in the first inning and never looking back en route to a convincing win. Ashton Needham drove in three runs with a double and Bethany Berger and Rachel Whitley each doubled and drove in two to spark the rout. Anna Claire Williams had a pair of hits and an RBI and Jordan Collins and Taylor Beasley each singled. Whitley pitched all seven innings and allowed 11 hits, but she worked out of several jams and only allowed two runs over the first six innings.

TRA's Logan Stewart rips a single during his team's title game win over USJ last Thursday. Photos by Jeff Ireland

TRA pitcher Ashton Needham brings a pitch to the plate during action against USJ Thursday night in Rosemark. The Lady Rebels beat USJ to earn a berth in the sub-state,m which begins today.



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Continued from A17 “The first one, I wanted to take because I had made every one,” Kempe said. “I felt confident going up to it, but I think after the whole game and two overtimes I was tired. They were a lot of people there. I might have been a little nervous. I knew I had to redeem myself on that second one.” The teams played 80 minutes of regulation, followed by two 10-minute overtime periods and two five-minute sudden death periods without scoring a goal. Munford, the regular season district champ, had many more chances to score during regulation and overtime. A shot by Munford senior Tyler Futrell in the 70th minute ricocheted off the crossbar and the Cougars had several corner kicks, but could not convert any of them into goals. Brighton's Dustin Hammer and Futrell each made their penalty kicks in the first round of the shootout. Cedrick Williams made Munford's second

attempt while Furseth, a University of Memphis signee, saved Brighton's next three attempts, all of which were on frame. Furseth said he was excited when the game came down to a shootout. “It had been a pretty lax game for me so far because I hadn't had to do a whole lot because my team had done so much,” Furseth said. “My team had done its job, so I figured I had to do my job to help them out.” Selby said there were skeptics who believed the success of last year's team was an aberration. Before the season started he had T-shirts printed for the team emblazoned with the logo “No Fluke.” “This means a lot,” Selby said. “Everybody wants to say last year was a fluke. We were out this year to prove ourselves. Everyone worked extremely hard.” MHS, BHS fall in region semifnals The soccer seasons for


Continued from A17 here, it feels good to get us back on top,” said firstyear head coach Matthew Shearon. “And to do it with a fairly young bunch, it's that much more rewarding. They really bought in to what we are trying to do and have worked hard.” Wednesday's game was tied 1-1 before Covington took control with five runs in the fourth inning. Anna Adkison was 2 for 3 for Covington with a double and an RBI and Treasuary Poindexter had an RBI double. Malia Johnson and Carly Cousar each had a single and an RBI and Raygen Escue added a single. Neely Glenn, Poindexter, Adkison and Escue were each named to the All-Tournament Team for Covington.

Munford and Brighton came to an end Tuesday night in the Region 7-AAA semifinals. Bartlett (12-4-3) got a goal from Devin Malone in the second half to lift the Panthers past the Cougars on a rain-drenched field in Munford. Brighton traveled to Memphis to take on Kingsbury. The Falcons broke open a scoreless tie with two goals in the second half and went on to a 2-0 win. Manuel Sauceda and Juan Lopez scored for Kingsbury (8-4-6).

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Runners looking for state berths

Bell, Hunter sign with Dyersburg St. By JEFF IRELAND Two of the key members of last season's district champion Munford Cougar basketball team made their college decisions last week. Shooting guard David Hunter and power forward Andrea' Bell signed scholarship papers to Dyersburg State Community College in front of coaches and family members. Alan Barnett, the head coach at DSCC, said he saw both guys play in games against Haywood last season and was impressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed some size and some shooting and I think

they can provide that,â&#x20AC;? Barnett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They've proved to be stable athletes under Coach (Butch) Hopkins, and that's very important.â&#x20AC;? Bell, who is 6-4 and 250 pounds, 11.2 points per game last season while helping the Cougars advance to the region semifinals. Hunter, also 6-4, is a wing player who provided the Cougars with outside shooting last year while averaging 10.1 points per contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bell's size and bulk in the middle made things easier for everybody,â&#x20AC;? Hopkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;David was probably the best jump shooter in the district. He was really strong on the 15- to 17-foot jump shot.â&#x20AC;?


Munford seniors Andrea' Bell, left, and David Hunter signed basketball scholarships to Dyersburg State Community College last week. They were joined at the signing by, from left, Munford assistant coach Bill Hopkins, Munford head coach Butch Hopkins and DSCC coach Alan Barnett. Also at the signing were Bell's parents, Andre and Erica Bell, and his little brother Jordan. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Sports Happenings Covington Parks and Recreation is hosting the Flower Power 5K Run/Walk on May 17. The race begins on Bert Johnston Avenue. The cost is $22 by May 7 and $30 after. There are no packet pickups or registration on race day. Register at www.racesonline. com, or at Covington Parks and Recreation. The Covington High School tennis team and Covington Parks and Recreation are hosting the 2014 Tennis Tipton County Championships on June 7 at 10 a.m. The cost is $12 for the first event and $5 for each additional event. Age divisions are under 10, 11-14, 15-18, 19-40, 41-55 and 56 and over for males and females. The deadline to sign up is May 29. Looking for some great summer camps for children this summer? Look no further than Covington Parks and Recreation. Registration begins Monday, May 12. Camp space is limited. Craft Camp (June 9 -12) - This is the classic summer camp. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hands-on experience with campers making things to hang on their walls or to give as a gift to their parents or grandparents. Nature/Outdoor Camp (June 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 26) - If your child is imaginative, adventurous and loves the outdoors, there simply isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a better camp experience than this camp. The camp is full of creative activities. Campers should wear clothes they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind getting dirty. Guest speakers will include Robbie Tidwell from Ft. Pillow State Park, who will bring birds, snakes and owls for a visit. Campers will also make bird houses and bird feeders For more information, call 476-3734.


Continued from A17 Tanner McDivitt drove in Brighton's run in the second inning with a ground ball. Colby Poston had a pair of hits for Brighton (18-18). Kolten Childress and Hathcock each had one. Oswalt gathered his team on the field following the loss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I talked to the guys just a minute ago,â&#x20AC;? Oswalt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told them I was a little worried at the beginning of the season. But we started getting better at the end and really played well the last seven or eight games. They couldn't have played any harder. I couldn't ask any more from them.â&#x20AC;?

Covingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls' and boys' track coaches, Sharman Coley and Jeff Nix, are excited about their teams' chances to advance to state competition at todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A-AA sectional at University School of Jackson. Covington teams and individuals qualified in nine different events in the sub-sectionals at Union City High May 6 and 8. In team events, Jalen Grandberry, T.J. Smith, Davion Bates and Ky Anderson reached the sectionals. qualifying in both the 4x100 m and 4x200 relays. Cam Adams, Josh Herrera, Sam Wauford, Zach Tiffner and alternate Jordan Max get their state chance, having qualified in the 4x800. The girls were not left out. The team of Cyeisha Hall, Liz Adams, Camiria Comage and Chelsey Dye reached the sectionals in both the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. CHS will be represented in individual events by Ky Anderson in the 200-meter dash. Takayha Winfrey competes in the girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot put. Jhon Wes Walker, already a cross country mainstay, will look for a shot at state in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs.


Continued from A17 glum. She swung at a pitch probably in her eyes, but she was protecting. When you put the ball in play, good things happen.â&#x20AC;? Scott gave up a pair of runs in the second inning, but shut out Dyer County the rest of the way. She struck out five, walked one and allowed six hits. Duncan led the offense with a 3-for-3 day that included a double. Joyner drove in Munford's first two runs in the first inning. Monday's game against Bartlett was all but over after Munford scored eight times in the second inning. Two more in the fourth ended the game in five innings. Joyner hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning

and drove in two with a double in the second inning. Christina Cantrell and Scott each had two hits and Munford finished with 11. Scott allowed just three hits and struck out 10 over five innings to earn the win. Last year's Lady Cougar team was hit hard by graduation, leading some to believe this could be a down year for Munford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I'll be honest with you,â&#x20AC;? Goulder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it ended tomorrow, I couldn't complain. The expectations this year weren't extremely high. These kids have taken us on a real fun ride. They surprised a lot of people this year, including their old coach.â&#x20AC;?

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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014 โ–ช A20

Students learn the art of farming

Bob Whitworth of Mason shows local fifth-graders how honey is produced. Below, students enjoy the outing. Photos by France Gasquet

STACEY LONGO GRAHAM for By FRANCE GASQUET More than 300 fifth-graders participated in UT Extension's first Tipton County Ag Day. The event took place at the Tipton County Farmers Co-op Gin on Friday, May 9 and was a part of 4-H youth development. The children talked with local farmers and learned

about Tipton County's agriculture, such as a small mini gin to show how cotton is ginned, a local beekeeper, herbs and flowers grown by master gardeners and petted fur pelts. According to UT Extension agent Matthew Adams, fifth graders were chosen specifically to participate in Ag Day because the learning goes hand-in-hand with the life science taught at their school level.

CHS names new band director By FRANCE GASQUET Kreston Smith has been named the new band director for Covington High School. Smith is contracted to start the last two weeks of July. He says his plan is to change the mindset to that of a leadership mindset, so that every musician is a leader and that each student takes responsibiltiy for his or her actions. This falls right in line with his mission statement for the Charger band, "Come Here Accepting Responsibiltiy Go Expecting Results." "My expectation and goals are to make the community a priority, but building unity and community development through the music program," said Smith. Smith graduated magna cum laude with a degree in music education from the University Memphis and most recently has been an elementary music teacher at Munford Elementary. Smith plays keyboards,

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and was the band booster contracted jazz director for Arlington High School from 2005 - 2010. Smith is married to Elizabeth Smith and is the father of three boys; Ethan, Logan and Jackson.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 â&#x20AC;˘ THE LEADER â&#x20AC;˘ A21

Juniors strive to become college REDI

Juniors from all three Tipton County high schools participated in the REDI college summit on Tuesday, May 13. The students met with 12-15 colleges about admissions, scholarships and financial aid.Left, students gather for the opening presentation, given by DSCC Dean Jamie Frakes and Mayor Jeff Huffman. Courtesy photo. Right, a UT Martin admission's officer discuses eligibility. Photo by France Gasquet

CHS FFA competes in national land judging competition


Pictured from left are Jerry Johnson, Kayla Fisher, Sam Wauford, Sam Daniel and Molly Flanagan. Courtesy photo

By JERRY JOHNSON Covington FFA The Covington FFA had a strong showing when it competed in the 2014 National Land Judging competitions at Oklahoma City, Ok., from April 28-May 1. The team competed in both the national home site and land judging competitions. This is the first time that the chapter has been to the national land judging competition in more than 20 years. The team placed 36th in the home site competition out of 127 teams from across the nation, and finished 56th in the nation out of 127 teams.

Molly Flanagan was the high individual for the team in the home site contest and Sam Daniel was the high individual in the land judging contest. The team also had the opportunity to tour the National Cowboy and Western museum and the Oklahoma City National memorial site. The Covington FFA also recently participated in the 2014 Tennessee State Poultry Contest at Tennessee Tech University at Cookeville. The team did well as they placed first in the district, second in West Tennessee and 14th in the state. Britney Kellum was

the high individual for the team. Poultry judging includes the students judging a class of broilers, hens, exterior eggs, interior eggs, boneless chicken products, bonein chicken products, ready-to-cook carcass grading, a team activity and an individual exam based on poultry knowledge. The team would like to thank everyone for allow-

ing them to compete in this once in a lifetime competition, especially the faculty and staff at CHS, the Tipton County Board of Education, and all of the alumni in the FFA chapter. The team looks forward to competing again in the fall of 2014 with the goal of returning to Oklahoma City and becoming national champions.

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The Civil War in Tipton County By RUSSELL BAILEY Tipton County Historian

Company I, 16th Tennessee cavalry regiment Tiptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last Confederate military unit formed became part of the 16th Tennessee cavalry regiment commanded by Col. Thomas H. Logwood. This company was officially organized at Pikeville, Miss. Aug. 27, 1863 and reorganized Nov. 16, 1863. Maj. Thomas H. Logwood enrolled several of the men. Capt. John L. Haynie commanded Company H of the first organization of this regiment. Capt. Haynieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Company H was merged with Capt. John E. Sullivanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company to become Company I, 16th Tennessee cavalry. Both captains were from Tipton. This company had 86 officers and men. Nearly one-half of the company was composed of men who were recruited in Tipton County. Men from Shelby County were the next largest enlistees with a few from Fayette and Hardeman Counties. Capt. John L. Haynie became 2d lieutenant of Company I, 16th Tennessee cavalry. Only 300 men of Logwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regiment joined Gen. N. B. Forrest in North Mississippi in January 1864. This regi-

Almyra Libby Click Hi everyone. What a very special weekend it was, speaking of Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Children and grandchildren are such a blessing; they all made mine a very happy and proud Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and Grandmotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Mr. Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family, also, brought joy and happiness in many ways on this most special day. My mother has been gone for 16 years, but all my precious memories of her still remain. As we move forward, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now graduation time. Brighton High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commencement will be held this Thursday, the 15th, at 7:30 p.m. Speaking of graduates, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to recognize my grandson, Luke Scott, of Brighton High School. He not only made Student of the Month in April, but was also named Student of the Year. Congratulations Luke, I love you! Congratulations to all students graduating in Tipton County. Follow your dreams with great courage and aspiration. Three Star Fire Department There will be a meeting this Saturday, the 17th, beginning at 4 p.m. and a barbeque dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Plates will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. Please come show support for these brave men and women who immediately respond to whatever circumstances happen. I hope to see you there. Salem Presbyterian Church

ment was consolidated with the 15th Tennessee to become the 15th Consolidated Tennessee cavalry regiment commanded first by Col. Francis M. Stewart and later by Col. Logwood. Tiptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s men in Company I of the 16th regiment later served in companies I and K of the 15th consolidated regiment. * Men enlisted in Tipton County or known resident thereof. Capt. John E. Sullivan*; 1st Lt. W. N. Reynolds*; 2d Lt. John L Haynie*; 3d Lt. S. P. Ligon*; Orderly Sgt. James Madison Cole, March 4, 1863; 2d Sgt. J. D. Ligon; 3d Sgt. Cap Angelo*; 4th Sgt. N. H. Chaney* March 3, 1863; Cpl. A. A. Acock; Cpl. J. S. Ing*; Cpl. J. H. Scott; Cpl. F. Williams, March 30, 1863; Privates: Acock, N.; Armstrong, A. R.; Ballard, William*; Baxter, John, March 30, 1863*; Culletts, James; Cambells, William; Clark, William, * enlisted March 10, 1863 in Co. C, 12th Tennessee cavalry; Cole, George, March 10, 1863*; Cole, John W., March 30, 1863*; Crenshaw, Charles; Dale, C., Nov. 14, 1863*; Dale, G. H., Nov. 14, 1863*; Daniels or Dowell, Samuel; Elmore or Elam, H.*; Elder, J. S.; Elliott, T. J., Sept. 30, 1863*; Evans, W. R.; Fite, Abraham; Haynie,

Worship is at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. Please give Kim Gray your cell phone numbers and email addresses to keep you informed. Her cell number is 901494-2542 and e-mail is kgray4@hotmail. com. We congratulate the following graduates: Stephanie Willey, from high school; Elise Jones, Bachelor of Science in veterinary health technology; Jon Robert Jones, Bachelor of Science in sports management; and Heather Gray, Associate of Science in psychology. The young marrieds group will meet Sunday, the 18th, at 6 p.m. at the Pattonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Please bring finger foods. Memorials to Salem Cemetery are in honor of Jean Harris. Sharon Presbyterian Church Worship is at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. We welcome all members, friends and visitors. Please continue to remember Kimberly Bascomb, Brian Holland, Mary Kirk, Lorrie Martin, Martha McQuiston, Edgar Moses, Danny Salmon, Marvin Turnage and John Wallace. Open Door Baptist Church Brother Donald K. Tabb is the pastor. Worship on Sunday morning is at 11, Sunday evening at 6 and Wednesday evening at 7. Bible study is from 5-6 Sunday evening. The church phone number is 901461-5762 or you may visit the website at Everyone is welcome. The church is located at Sharon Presbyterian Church building at the inter-

G. W., Company C, 12th Tennessee Cavalry; Harrison, Isaac; Hines, John; Lanier, J., March 20, 1863*; Lanier, K. B., March 20, 1863*; Lake, J. C., Co. C, 12th Tennessee cavalry; Marshall, W. H.*;Moore, N. B.,* Nov. 10, 1863.*; Neil, W. R.; Nelson, Isam; Nolin, A. A.; Oxford, Jasper; Parrott, ?; Petis (Pettus?) N.; Raynor, L., Nov. 6, 1863*; Reason, James, * Co. C, 12th Tenn. Cav.; Rhodes, M., Nov. 1, 1863*; Rhodes, S. H., Nov. 1, 1863*; Roberts, Samuel; Rose, R. H., Oct. 15, 1863*; Samples, John H.; Slate, Henry; Sloan, F.; Sloan, James; Smith, J.*; Smith, J. S.; Steritt, John*; Stewart, J. M.*; Stocks, B., Oct. 20, 1863*; Stocks, J. B., March 20, 1863; Stocks, Lewis; Stocks, R.; Stocks, S.; Strong, J. L.; Sturdman, R. D.; Tanner, William A.; Tatum, R. E.; Tatum, William; Taylor, A. A.; Taylor, George Anderson, Nov. 14, 1863*; Thomas, J. A.; Thomas, J. M.; Thompson, Pinkney C.,*; Tillman, William*; Townsend, J. M., November 14, 1863*; Trotter, E., joined from 5lst Tennessee Infantry; True, P. G.; Tuckness, Thomas, enlisted from Fayette County; lived in Tipton after the war.; Twisdale, ? Sept. 20, 1863*; Waller, T. J.; Walls, O. C.; Walthrop, E. F.; Ward, A.; Ward, W. C.; Yarbrough, ?, March 30, 1863*; Young, W.

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Mt. CarmelClopton Elaine Watkins It's going to be a hot Monday, 88 degrees; then rain for a couple of days and cooler, 60s for highs and 40s for lows. I think it's too early for blackberry winter but this may be it. I knew it would happen when we had the natural gas cut off. This week's farm report: bean planting and spraying continue; corn is popping up and beans are swelling, ready to come through the soil. The wheat is headed out and beautiful. We got a half-inch of rain last week; I love this time of year. James pulled his first radish this morning! My grandmother, Evelyn Porter Harrington, turned 103 last Tuesday. And what did she do to celebrate? She went shoe shopping in Paducah! I love that woman! Saturday, I rode

over to Searcy, Ark. to Harding University, with Brian, Shelley and Linda Kimbrough, to see Rachel Nance Dickey graduate cum laude with a B.S. degree in interdisciplinary studies-pre-medicine and ministry. I'd never been over there and we got to see the duplex where she and Cameron live. We had a big day with 13 folks cheering her on! Cameron is planning on summer classes and he plans to graduate in December, then on to medical school for four more years. I am so proud of them! I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day. James got up and cooked me breakfast, then loaded the dishwasher, which was the second time in 32 years. Ha! That was better than the breakfast! Clint and Courtney, James and I went to the new Mexican restaurant and it was very good. We had a pretty good wait, but it was packed. I received three Wizard

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service on the 18th and a meal afterward for celebration Sunday! Black and white attire is preferred. Sunday school at 9 a.m., church at 10 a.m., and regular 5:30 service that afternoon. The Kix and Acts group’s graduation celebration will also be on the 18th. The day before, on Saturday, a group is going to the Discovery Park of America in Union City, and a group is also going to the Redbirds Game on the 30th; I have my ticket! Happy birthday this week to Eason Robinson, Jimmy Coats and David Whaley on May 12, LeAnn Stewart on the 13th, Rick Langston on the 15th and Amy Hall on the 16th! Happy anniversary to John and Cammy Evans on May 16! Happy birthday this week to Jennifer Strain on May 11, Pat Clevenger, Cydney Mallery and Keith

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Tom Marshall McDow, son of Patriot Bank Barretville’s Denise McDow and her husband, Tommy, will graduate from Mississippi State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business with a concentration in Production and two minors in Business Administration and Economics. He will be graduating Magna Cum Laude with a 3.85 GPA. Tom was a member of NAMA, National Agricultural Marketing Association, serving as President his senior year. Tom is a lifetime member of Gamma Sigma Delta, which is an honor society of professionals in agriculture and related fields for their accomplishments in scholarship, research, teaching and extension. He is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. Tom is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, where he served as House Manager, External Events Coordinator and Philanthropy Chairman in charge of the events raising funds for the Catcha-Dream Foundation. Tom is pursuing a career in farming and agricultural business.

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Dunlap Retirement Community Kathy Keiter Ann and your grandson (sorry, I forgot his nameâ&#x20AC;Śboo-hoo) Martha, Mr. Lloyd and all the cookers. Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all are great! Then we have our wonderful vendors. Oh my goodness! We have the most committed vendors ever. They love to come, and we love to have them! Thanks so much for all the setting up and tearing down and still being faithful to come every year. Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all are the best! Thank you to the faithful guys of the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fellowship from Brighton ARP Church for bringing all the games, the train (yay for the train), and all those rides. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a hit for the young and old! And of course, thank you to Angels For The Cure line dancers. Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all were great. Please come again! We could not do this without you all. We want to give honor and glory and praise to God the Father, for all of you because you are why we are still here being able to minister to these wonderful folks that probably helped others like us in their younger days; now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our turn to do it for them. And who knows, maybe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the next generation to need the help from the ones coming up now. Thank you so much, everyone, we made our goal! Until next week, I do hope and pray I did not forget anyone, just thank you to everyone that came and helped and all of you that came to support us. God blesses His work for His people! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the Bible tells us to do.

Hello everybody! Wow, what a beautiful day the Lord gave us for our spring fundraiser last Saturday. Thank You, Lord! And thank you all, so many, for coming out to share the day with us. It was the most beautiful day, I do believe, that we have had in several years; no rain, no cold and no wind, just an absolutely perfect day! The Lord was so good to us; He is so faithful. I want to say a very special thank you to my board of directors for everyone helping to pull it off. Also to Three For Thee (Alan Guess, Jerry Covington and Walter Blalack) for their most uplifting gospel music ever heard and sharing it with us all. Thank you, Charles Wayne Turnage, for singing one of your favorite songs for us and Mr. Rolland Essaff for singing and doing our cake auction. That was so much fun! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten to where I look forward to it every year. Thank you to all of you that made cakes this year. We had some yummy ones, too. Thank you, Ms. Elise Jones, for doing our face painting (and thanks for my mustache Elise, ha-ha). We all had fun with the mustaches this year, right Barbara? Thank you Ms. Patsy and all your wonderful piemaking crew, Ms. Lisa Simpson, Ms. Juanita Waits, Ms. Courtney Fee, Ms. Farah Cope, Ms. Sarah Champagne and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m probably leaving someone from the pie makers out. Please forgive me! I so appreciate all of you so much for helping. Okay, now for the cookers! Oh wow, what super good burgers! Thank you Billy,

Jamestown DarSay Burton Greetings. I hope all of our mothers enjoyed a wonderful day on Sunday. As for me, after church service, my son Therman and several of his buddies dropped in for a brief visit. They were in town for a bachelor party downtown Memphis. My other son, Thermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s twin, Sherman, came in on Friday afternoon for the event. It was great seeing them both, a wonderful Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day present along with flowers, money and gifts. On Saturday, I was a guest of Linda Sneed at the Baker Community Center in Millington. Linda is a member of St. Mark M.B, Church on Wilkinsonville Road, with Pastor Keith McGee presiding. It was the first luncheon sponsored by the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry of St. Mark. The theme for the event was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pearls of Wisdom.â&#x20AC;? Minister Sharon Maclin was the mistress of ceremony; Janice Sneed, Tamara Sneed, Luvenia Malone, Stephanie Myers and Charlotte Fisher were the committee women. They truly did a wonderful job of it all, especially the menu featuring several salads, was simply delicious. Whitney McCraney performed, very beautifully, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phenomenon Woman.â&#x20AC;? Marisharie Buford performed a violin solo of "Amazing Grace," which was beautiful. Tamara Sneed sang a lovely solo, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pearls of Wisdom.â&#x20AC;? Quotes from all of our mothers of yesterday were explained and lovely gifts were presented. A lovely bevy of young ladies modeled todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fashions, Javon Angel, Brooke and Briana Carson, Kala Matthews, Darsha Smith, Precious Mills, Tena Ship, Taylor Payne, Kiara Richardshon, Keisha Chambers and Jareal were models, special guest model was Mrs. Patricia Scales, a retiree from the Veterans Affairs Office in

Memphis. Our table ladies were Linda Sneed, Minister Regenia Jefferson, Gwen Cooke, Lovie Dowell Pryor, Tammy Sneed, Julie Sneed, Trena Sneed, Keona Miller, Casandra Clark and yours truly. I attended a lovely baby shower; the niece of Debra Bell will welcome a son the end of this month. She and her husband have a daughter. Congratulations to the happy couple, all are from Memphis. On the prayer list, are Katarene Harber, Eugene Baker, Charlene Sneed, Ruth Alston, Connie Brown, Carlotta Jones Clark and Birdie Jones, Jessie Lawson, Beaulah Wakefield, Eva Heaston, Joseph Heaston Sr., Mary Burton, Gladys Miller and family and Gigi Baker. Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grace Gospel Church and Pastor Pearl

Andrews are having a bazaar on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 6 a.m., near the big fireworks display on Highway 51 at the Tipton â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Shelby line. Also, on June 18-20, VBS at GGG Church from 5-7 p.m. The public is welcome. GGG Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dedication and installment services will begin at 3 p.m., more information to follow, Rev. Pearl Andrews is host pastor, Erica Sherfield is the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secretary. Happy birthday to Denise Westbrooks of North Star Community Church on May 8 and to you as well, if your birthday happens to fall this week. This is all for this time. Remember, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small packages often bring great things, most times the smaller the package, the better!â&#x20AC;? Until next time.

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