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Atoka proposes $7M budget Public safety, quality of life priorities for town leaders By ECHO DAY email@example.com Police, fire and parks will be top priorities for the Town of Atoka in the coming budget year, town administrator Brian Koral announced Tuesday. The proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year includes nearly $700,00 in planned
capital purchases, the largest being related to the improvement of the town's fire service and the delivery of a new fire engine. The budget also provides for the hiring of new firefighters and two new full-time police officers in addition to a parks and recreation coordinator. "As the community contin-
ues to grow, the expectations of our citizens to provide quality municipal services has necessitated the new positions proposed in this budget," Koral said. "Staffing levels in all departments will require ongoing review from staff and the board as we move forward in delivering the services that our residents want and expect." The fire and police department budgets account for 28.4 and 30.6 percent of the budget, respectively. The town has allocated $1.37
million for the fire department alone – a significant increase over the $450,000 spent in FY2014 – funded, in part, by the increase in sales tax collections as implemented last year in both Munford and Atoka. Of that, $725,000 is earmarked for travel, meetings, training and education and $530,000 listed under capital outlay. The police department's $1.4 million budget includes $826,297 in salaries – the projected year-end for FY2014 is $745,320.
Additionally, all municipal employees should see a three percent raise across the board and, after the November elections, aldermen and members of the planning commission will see their compensation per meeting double to $200 and $100 per meeting, respectively. Total expenditures for FY2015 are projected to be $7 million, Koral reported. Revenues While the fire tax has generated nearly $240,000 for SEE MAYOR, PAGE A3
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Pastor facing more rape charges By ECHO DAY firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev. Michael Berkley, a pastor recently arrested on rape charges after officiating a funeral in Covington, is now facing rape charges in Lauderdale County. Arrested after a straight indictment Monday, Berkley, a Covington native who pastored Victory Baptist Church in Henning before moving to Arkansas, was charged with two counts of rape, four counts of BERKLEY statutory rape by an authority figure, four CHARGES counts of aggravated Boone County, Ark. ▪ Sexual assault in statutory rape and four counts of sexual the first degree battery by an author- ▪ Sexual assault in the second ity figure. degree A month ago, ▪ Knowingly he was picked up supplying alcohol on a warrant from to minors (5 cts.) Boone County, Ark., ▪ Contributing to charging him with the delinquency one count of sexual of a minor (3 cts.) ▪ Sexual assault in the first degree, one count of solicitation sexual assault in the ▪ Loaning pornography to second degree, five counts of knowingly minors (2 cts.) supplying alcohol to Lauderdale County minors, three counts ▪ Rape (2 cts.) of contributing to ▪ Statutory rape the delinquency of by an authority a minor, one count figure (4 cts.) of sexual solicitation ▪ Aggravated statutory rape (4 and two counts of cts.) loaning pornogra▪ Sexual battery phy to a minor. by an authority Harrison, Ark. figure (4 cts.) police say the investigation began in March after victims reported visiting Berkeley's home where they allegedly drank alcohol, smoked marijuana and a hookah. Several said Berkeley walked around the house naked and had sexual contact
Cancer survivor Jenny Stafford poses with grandson Trenton at the Relay for Life of Tipton County event on Friday, May 30. Trenton is currently undergoing treatment for leukymia. The annual event has raised more than $30,000 so far. Chairperson Christie Jarvis said the organization's goal is to raise $40,000 by Aug. 31. Added Jarvis, "Seeing the smiles on the faces of our survivors, caregivers and participants made the months of planning all worth it." To donate, see relayforlife.org and search for the Tipton County event. Photo by Greg Plunk
Covington arrests four after juvenile shot By ECHO DAY email@example.com Four people have been arrested in the shooting of a 14-year-old this weekend, Covington police said. Tevin Adams, Tony Adams, Henry Clark and Jodeci Young, all of Covington, have been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after the teenager suffered a gunshot to his lower leg. Witnesses told police several people fled the scene, near Rose and Barlow streets, on foot. Police chief Buddy Lewis said officers began
canvassing the area. The four suspects were arrested by the next day. “The information we received from the witnesses was extremely helpful in assisting our officers in locating the suspects,” Lewis said. “That information, combined with the work of the Covington police officers is the reason why we were able to apprehend these suspects so quickly.” Increasing patrols Lewis also announced Wednesday an increase in patrols in the city to help counter criminal activity. Criminal activity usually increases during the
Where there is police presence, criminal activity will go away. CHIEF BUDDY LEWIS, Covington Police Dept.
summer months and other times when school is out. A saturation event took place on Friday, May 30 and Lewis said it resulted in 13 arrests and 12 citations. “We will be conducting a vigorous special operations saturation series in order to make our city as safe
as possible," he said. "We will be spending more time in our high crime activity areas. These operations will include traffic saturations where we have had reckless driving and speeding complaints, particularly in neighborhoods where children are playing, zero tolerance saturations, warrant saturations and illegal drug saturations." This program is in conjunction with another effort that the Covington Police Department have underway, he said. “We have begun a stationary observation program that puts our officers in our SEE SHOT, PAGE A3
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Rachel Wallis and Cody Gough lead the talented cast of "Aladdin Jr." at The Ruffin. The show will complete its run this weekend. Photo by Heather Ziegler
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‘Aladdin’ to complete its run this weekend By SHERRI ONORATI Special to The Leader Last weekend’s opening of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. at the historic Ruffin Theater was well received, and both cast and patrons had an entertaining time. “The cast and crew had so much fun with opening weekend and cannot wait for the next performances, said director France Gasquet. “The show received such praise as, ‘adorable,’ ‘worth the drive,’ and ‘excellent.’ I love those compliments because the cast has worked so hard
to give you their very best - from the character work, to the dancing, singing and costumes. Aladdin, Jr. is a musical adaptation and features everyone’s favorite characters from the 1992 hit Disney film
- Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, and the Genie. Based on the screenplay by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio, Aladdin, Jr.’s music was composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics
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Hargett encourages reading program By TRE HARGETT Tennessee Secretary of State A Slide Children Need to Avoid This Summer Summer vacation for Tennessee's students is upon us! It’s a time when children can enjoy being outdoors, playing video games or doing any of the other fun things they like to do. It’s also a time when they often forget a significant portion of what they learned in school the year before. That’s right. Research has shown that, on average, students lose the equivalent of one month of instruction time from the academic year preceding summer break. For some students, the loss may be even greater – in some cases, up to three months. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to by educators as “the summer slide” or “summer set back.” And its effects are cumulative and long lasting. Each year, students fall further and further behind on the knowledge base they should be developing as they progress through school. Speaking as a parent, this “two steps forward, one step back” approach to education isn’t what I want for my children – and I think most other parents would agree. Fortunately, there is a way to combat summer slide. Studies have shown that children who keep their minds engaged by reading during the summer months are better prepared when school resumes in the fall. And summer reading programs are available at about 280 public libraries across Tennessee. These programs vary from library to library. Most offer children opportunities to receive prizes in exchange for reading certain numbers of books. Some also feature story hours, creative arts, performances, science experiments, cooking classes and other special events. Some libraries have summer reading programs geared towards teenagers and adults as well as younger children. These summer reading programs offer participants free entertainment in safe and climate-controlled (read: air conditioned) environments. They provide access to new books and e-books that participants might not be able to find or afford from other sources. They provide opportunities for shared community experiences. Summer reading programs are promoted across the United States by the National Collaborative Summer Learning Program, which prepares children for success through the development of language skills and
Continued from A2 “A Whole New World,” “One Jump Ahead” and “A Friend Like Me.” Aladdin, Jr. is the first show Gasquet has directed at the Ruffin, although she has performed as a child on the Ruffin’s stage. “My first play was Brigadoon, here at the Ruffin when I was 12,” said Gasquet. “I remember being so excited that I was in the cast and on stage at the Ruffin. It’s surreal to be back at the Ruffin as a director.” The play will be on stage for three more performances this weekend and if you haven’t seen it yet, you
Continued from A1 with them. Additionally, he is accused of watching pornography with the minors and taking them to a funeral home to view a dead body. Berkley has posted the $100,000 bond in the Arkansas case and has been living in Covington, where he was arrested this week. He is set to be arraigned in Ripley Thursday morning. At press time, he was still in custody. Bond has been set at $150,000. District Attorney General Mike Dunavant said there are not currently any charges pending against Mr. Berkeley in Tipton County. Berkley was also formerly employed with Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home and once owned a coffee shop on the square in Covington. He has officiated several weddings and funerals in Tipton County.
Summer reading program begins at Tipton County library The summer reading program begins at Tipton County Public Library on June 1 and concludes on July 31. Prizes are given to readers based on number of books, magazines or newspapers read or listened to during the summer months. There are adult, youth and children’s programs, including movies, book clubs and activities with a theme of “Fizz, Boom Read” for children ages 11 and under, “Spark a Reaction” for teens ages 12 to 17 and “Literary Elements” for adults. The Tipton County library is located at 300 W. Church Avenue in Covington. For more information, call 901-476-8289. Prizes will be awarded weekly and the grand prize is an Amazon Kindle. integrates different literacy activities to motivate young adults to read and discuss books. Each year, there is a different theme for summer reading – and this year’s general theme is science. While the program isn’t limited to sciencerelated books, that will be an area of emphasis of the programs at many of the participating libraries. I am proud that, through the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee Regional Library System, my office is able to promote summer reading in three different ways: •We provide financial support by purchasing program manuals and summer reading materials for libraries throughout the state. •We provide education in the form of online resource pages, webinars, training sessions and a statewide summer reading conference to give librarians opportunities to share programming ideas, theme resources, information about national trends and more. •We also collect data about summer reading programs across the state to assist libraries in sharing resources and identifying trends that can be helpful to them in the future. The bottom line is that summer reading programs are fun, free and they have educational benefits. That’s a winning combination. So I encourage you to contact your local library and find out about its summer reading program. It’s time well spent. Tre Hargett is Tennessee’s Secretary of State.
don’t want to miss it! The approximately 90-minute fantasy tale will have audiences’ spirits soaring with excitement over magic, mayhem, flying carpet rides and singing along with the familiar tunes. “Aladdin, Jr. is a feelgood show and not too long,” added Gasquet. “The entire run is a little less than an hour and a half and perfect for younger audience members.”
Aladdin, Jr. will be on stage at the Ruffin Theater, 113 W. Pleasant Ave. in Covington on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 3-17, seniors 55+ and military with ID card and can be purchased online for any night at www. ruffintheater.org.
Continued from A1 the fire service and the residential tax collection program is providing additional revenue for the town, Atoka will see a 25 percent decline in liquor tax collection. Revenues are projected to hit $6.6 million, Koral said. The town will see $3.2 million in local and state tax collection, $923,700 in intergovernmental transfers, $2.2 million in utility collections, $23,000 in revenue from licenses and permits and $304,000 in other revenues, such as parks and recreation operations and court fines. The budget passed on its first reading. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. To view the budget in detail, see townofatoka. com.
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Memories flooding back with scented reminders It’s funny how your senses can bring back memories. Last night, I had my hair cut. After the shampoo, while my hair was still wet, I was almost like a cat with catnip. “What is that? That scent….I know it! What is it?” I asked repeatedly as I darted my nose in and out to catch the fragrance. It finally occurred to me: I had used that brand of conditioner when I was 24 and living in LA. Because I hadn’t used it since, it was now mysterious, yet familiar. When I placed it, there was a sense of happiness and a reminder of old friends, especially my roommates Jeanine and Andrea. In New Orleans last summer, a similar thing happened: I had a facial at the Aveda Institute and as soon as the products were near SOUTHERN FRANCE my skin, the familiar scents on FRANCE GASQUET my face, I almost jolted out of the chair. I had used those products when I was 19, the first time I had lived in LA. At 19, I was out there to model, when my skin started to break out horribly. I had gone to a dermatologist practically my entire life, but mainly for little acne, nothing like this. My skin looked like sandpaper. I went to a dermatologist in L.A. who strongly recommended a new product on the market, but I had to be under his care for three months. There was not time for that. I called my doctor in Memphis, and within two weeks had moved back and started the new protocol. Yes, it had been that serious. I was full of angst. Out to pursue a dream, but there was no way it was going to happen right then. I remembered all that during a facial simply because of four fragrances layered on my skin. But the sense of angst I first felt this time was followed by a calm; that now here I am, decades older, happy and well-situated in my life. Scent has always been a strong sense for me; at my grandmother’s house, it was the cool marble of the bathroom mixed with Dove bars of soap, cloves, and the grass wallpaper. When I get migraines, light doesn’t bother me, but fragrance does. At my father’s in April, honeysuckle was everywhere. Sweet, humid nights of my 10-year-old childhood came back to me, when I would watch the next-door-neighbor teenage boy walk across the street to visit the girl-next-door. They would sit on a swing in the girl’s yard and talk and talk and I would watch from my upstairs bedroom window until I became bored. The tall light blue wall was covered with honeysuckle so sweet that is hard to explain to someone who has not experienced it. Soon peaches will be here. Oh, I know some are already ripe, but not the peaches I like. A few years back, I was visiting the farmers’ market here in Covington and I bought some peaches for cobbler. When I went home and cut one up, I couldn’t believe it- they tasted like the peaches from my grandfather’s cousin John M’s orchard. The next Saturday, I returned to the market and asked about the peaches. As it turns out, the land where the peaches were grown was adjacent to the late John M’s farm. It was the clay in the soil that made the taste different from others. As summer begins, may your days be filled with fragrances of this season: tanning lotion, sunscreen, fruits and vegetables just grown and still warm from the sun, lemonade, just mowed grass.
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Phil Ramsey Photography, owned by Phil and Cendi Ramsey, center, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new facility at 125 East Pleasant Avenue. Rick Peeler of the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon. Leader files – June 16, 1999
Y’all go play, but be careful Sunday afternoon was a good than step on vines in the middles. time for visitors as the grown So we had to jump, skip and hop ups would sit and talk. With the reminding the ones behind you. company homesteading out in the “Don’t hurt the vines or you will front yard the youngsters were get hurt.” told, “get out of here and play, Hog wire encompassed the enbut behave.” Now that’s simple tire garden. Additionally this kept enough to understand. Back ’en, out the elephants, bears and bufall the crumb snatchers faloes as well as the had to get permission if cows. Ain’t rednecks they wanted to do anysmart? Neighbor, farmthing or go anywhere. ers don’t allow anyone Neighbor, it wasn’t to bend their fences. any of this, “why? or We put some smooth Bubba’s Mom will let sawed off stumps on him.” “You’re mean to each side of the fence, me stuff.” No sirreee! dearly hugged the post Any back talk and and side tracked over Daddy would shuck it very, very carefully. all the way down to the It was permissible to cob, with no questions break yo’ leg, but don’t asked and no answers dare touch the wire. SOUTHERN RAISIN' given. As a matter of Some of my friends O TIS G RIFFIN fact, every parent in weren’t raised in the our small community country so all this abided by that rule. Period! The livestock, gardens and tools were curtain climbers certainly did! fascinating to them. Dennis lived After the grownups got settled in Millington and Sonny Turner and talking real good, we had lived over close to Bolton, but to stay far enough away so we they loved to play in the old barn. couldn’t hear anything. Usually What Arvis, Paul, Lynn and I took some more of the kids would come for granted everyday was exciting over and after awhile we’d head to to them. One hot afternoon just the barn. One thing we knew was as we approached the hog fence, the parents couldn’t see us real Dennis stopped dead in his tracks well as long as we didn’t scream and let out a war cry, “he’s gonna very loud. git you.” I looked around and it The excursion to the barn meant was just a Duroc sow, hoping I we had to go through the garden. would feed her. Dennis was still Friends, country folks remember a little ‘skittish’, (which is Southin the beautiful garden, the vines ern for scared). With a little prodmight hang and fall over in the din’ from Emerson, he hopped the middle of the rows. Believe me; fence and stood behind me for proI had rather fight a mountain lion tection. That was probably a bad
idea ’cause if anything had gone wrong, Dennis would have had toe nail scratching, bare foot prints all down his back. But this time, we were lucky. As all my Southern country farmers remember, usually all the livestock are pets. Maybe someone that has been under a creek bank for a hundred years might think they are mean, cruel and vicious. Not so! Southern gentlemen don’t put up with that mess. Oh well, you might have a little trouble occasionally, but an affectionately well placed, double bit axe handle, called an attitude adjustment, will cure the problems. Now country folks know the Duroc wanted an ear of yellow corn, as she blinked at me with those deer in the headlight, sad chartreuse eyes, ready to bawl like a white face bull. With the sow following me like a dog chases a coon, I shuffled to the corn crib and quickly shucked a couple of fine ears, politely rolling the silk off the kernels. Since Dennis and this Duroc hadn’t been officially introduced, he circled around the stable keeping both eyes on her in case she wanted to dance the Rosemark Hog Trot and become loving friends immediately. Similar to circling that Custer should have done at ‘Big Little Horn’ and maybe ‘Sitting Steer’ wouldn’t have made jerky out of a jerk. You never know when a city boy goes to the country. Watch Front’ards And Back’ards When You Play….GLORY!
Atoka does open government right Though we often hate to admit it, because doing so conjures up feelings of irrelevancy and reminds us of the changing dynamics in our industry, most people don’t care about what’s going on around them. They’re busy. They’re tired. They’re … doing 173 other things, like replaying the (often hilarious, but still timewasting) latest viral videos on the Internet and could not care less about what their elected officials are up to. That’s where we come in. We’re at as many government meetings as we can possibly attend because it’s our duty as watchdogs to find out where your tax dollars
are being spent and make sure everyone’s following the rules. We sit in hours-long meetings each and every week, following along with the agenda, taking notes, recording quotes, conducting post-meeting interviews and filing stories based on the information shared in said meetings. Some groups make this difficult for us – by not providing us with agendas, for instance – while others make our jobs easier by being as open as they can be. Atoka is one of those cities. In fact, of everyone – from municipalities, to the school board and county commission – Atoka is the most open, most efficient, most con-
sistent, most organized of all. Transparency has been a priority for city leaders and we think they’re providing the rest of the county with a great example. Open government is important because it provides citizens with the tools needed to hold their leaders accountable. Why should you care, though? Because it means they either have nothing to hide or they’re hiding it in plain sight. If you live in Atoka, you should care that the agenda is posted online in advance of the meetings. Doing so provides you with tools for engaging with your elected of-
ficials and participating in the process. If you live in Atoka, you should care that the budget proposals are posted online prior to being formally proposed to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen because it means you can review it and, if you have questions, you can attend the meeting and ask them. If you live in Atoka, you should care that not only are agendas and budget proposals posted on the town’s website, but that your town administrator posts the entire meeting packet to the site, so you have every detail the aldermen have before a meeting, and you should care that that the budget proposal includes a very detailed SEE VIEW, PAGE A5
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Bell, William Roger Born: 2/9/1989 58 Melissa Avenue Atoka, TN 38004 Charge: Agg. assault w/ injury
Burton, Marcus Antonio Born: 4/11/1982 338 Elm Street Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Criminal impersonation, failure to pay child support (x2), fel. FTA
Fayne, Marcus Terrell Born: 1/24/1984 195 Harris Road Atoka, TN 38004 Charge: Felony failure to appear
Hall, Michelle Page Born: 9/11/1972 180 Bud Eubanks Rd. Stanton, TN 38069 Charge: Theft over $1,000
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Continued from A4 summary, colorful graphs, charts, the line item details and even the capital replacement plan. Why should you care? Because it means your city officials, the stewards of your tax dollars, are on top of things and they’re not keeping things from you. This is not to say other municipalities and government bodies are keeping things from their constituents, however having the information a few keystrokes
away certain helps keep citizens in the loop. If you don’t live in Atoka, you might encourage your city and county leaders to be as open, organized and consistent as they are (Brian Koral likely already has a Powerpoint, complete with charts and graphs, on the process). Perhaps that isn’t as important to you as “Linda, Linda, Listen!” or the bride whose newborn rode down the aisle on her wedding
The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility May 25-31, 2014.
■ Adams, Keith Jerome, 45, driving on rev/susp/canc license, misuse of evidence of registration; MPD, May 31 ■ Allen, Antwan Lattrell, 23, evading arrest, disregarding stop sign, driving on rev/susp/ canc license, no insurance, resisting stop/frisk/halt/ arrest or search, viol. of light law, reckless driving; TCSO, May 26 ■ Alston, Megan Reshel, 24, driving on rev/susp/ canc license, speeding; THP, May 27 ■ Austin, Nathan Lawrence, 38, mfg/del/sell controlled substance; TCSO, May 28 ■ Ballard, Doyle Bryan, 34, forgery, public intoxication; TCSO, May 29 ■ Ballard, JLyn Kyle, 21, indecent exposure; TCSO, May 28 ■ Beard, Curtis Anthony, 46, failure to pay child support; CPD, May 28 ■ Blakely, Mitchell Andrew, 26, viol. of seatbelt law; BPD, May 26 ■ Bland, Kevin Eugene, 37, domestic assault; CPD, May 27 ■ Boyd, Jereline, 42, simple poss./marijuana; TCSO, May 30 ■ Bradley, Kenneth Brent, 52, DUI 1st offense, speeding, reckless driving, drivers license req., disregarding stop sign; TCSO, May 30 ■ Brosinger, Tara Nicole, 26, criminal impersonation; TCSO, May 26 ■ Brown, Jessica Roland, 33, simple poss./marijuana; TCSO, May 29 ■ Burrage, Brook Washam, 38, public intoxication; TCSO, May 27 ■ Byrd, Milford Stuart, 34, poss. sch. III w/ intent; TCSO, May 31 ■ Campbell, Rodney Brian, 45, DUI 1st offense; TCSO, May 28 ■ Cannon, Matthew Sales, 30, domestic assault; TCSO, May 31 ■ Chambless, Johnny Allen, 25, burglary (x2), theft (x2); TCSO, May 26 ■ Clark, Lisa Ann, 27, DUI 1st offense; TCSO, May 30 ■ Clements, Anthony James, 25, evading arrest, escape misdemeanor,
domestic assault; TCSO, May 30 ■ Clevenger, Zachary Joseph, 29, driving on rev/susp/canc license, improper tag display, no insurance; TCSO, May 25 ■ Coats, Andrew Blake, 19, vandalism; TCSO, May 27 ■ Cooper, Orland Durelle, 26, unlawful carry/poss. of a weapon; CPD, May 29 ■ Currie, Elton Alphonso, 26, paternity test; CPD, May 30 ■ Droke, Delmas Ray, 48, DUI 1st offense; MuPD, May 28 ■ Dyson, Brenda Dean, 45, contempt of court, failure to pay child support; TCSO, May 28 ■ Edwards, Cory Lamont, 39, domestic assault, failure to pay child support (x2); TCSO, May 31 ■ Edwards, Jake Wilson, 32, simple poss./marijuana, public intoxication; TCSO, May 25 ■ Elkins, Demetria Lacrease, 34, driving on rev/susp/canc license, viol. of light law; CPD, May 30 ■ Embry, Stephen Edward, 53, driving on rev/susp/ canc license; CPD, May 31 ■ Fisher, Lorinda Williams, 56, driving on rev/susp/ canc license, viol. of seatbelt law; MPD, May 27 ■ Fuentes, Guillermo Sagastun, 40, driving on rev/susp/canc license, viol. of light law, no insurance; TCSO, May 30 ■ Galbreath, Patrick Wayne, 44, agg. assault (no injury); TCSO, May 29 ■ Garza, Juan Manuel, 43, driving on rev/susp/canc license, no insurance, viol. registration law, speeding; THP, May 26 ■ Gibson, Sky Leann, 26, possession of sch. VI, poss. of drug paraphernalia, poss. of sch. II; TCSO, May 27 ■ Green, Ashley Katherine, 19, driving on rev/susp/ canc license; TCSO, May 29 ■ Gross, Penny Michelle, 39, shoplifting; TCSO, May 27 ■ Gude, Rodney Terrelle, 25, agg. assault (no injury), felony evading arrest, poss. of firearm while intoxicated, unauth. poss. of a weapon, driving on rev/susp/canc license; CPD, May 25 ■ Harvell, Nicholas Donte,
dress, but it should be. This is your money we’re talking about, your community, and, in essence, your future we’re talking about it; why should sharing recipes on Facebook and pinning projects you’ll never get around to doing be more important that something that directly affects you? Kudos to you, Atoka, for setting such a good example, one we’re eager for more cities to follow.
30, simple poss./marijuana; TCSO, May 25 ■ High, Robert Gene, 26, rape of a child; TCSO, May 25 ■ Ho, William Lam, 34, felony evading arrest, speeding, no insurance, viol. registration law, improper passing/turn, following too closely; THP, May 30 ■ Hodge, James Arthur, 27, poss. of sch. II, poss. of sch. VI; MPD, May 25 ■ Jones, Brandon Tavares, 31, failure to pay child support; TCSO, May 27 ■ Jones, Cynthia Lynn, 44, disorderly conduct; CPD, May 26 ■ Jones, Mitchell, 30, domestic assault, vandalism, resist stop/ frisk/halt/arrest/search (x2); TCSO, May 31 ■ Kalinisan, Jose Asuncion, 80, domestic assault; TCSO, May 28 ■ Lee, Terrance Antwan, 28, failure to pay fines; TCSO, May 27 ■ Lemons, Christopher Elvin, 28, domestic assault; TCSO, May 30 ■ Lewis, Syreeta Nicole, 39, criminal impersonation; CPD, May 27 ■ Mason, Cordea Marquez, 27, evading arrest, poss. legend drug w/o prescription, reckless driving, disorderly conduct; CPD, May 27 ■ Max, Jordan Baker, 26, poss. controlled substance, reckless driving; CPD, May 30 ■ McGinness, Keith Edward, 37, DUI 1st offense, speeding, viol. of implied consent law; CPD, May 31 ■ Moses, Shun Thomas, 41, driving on rev/susp/canc license; CPD, May 30 ■ Murray, Odell, 24, assault, retaliation for past action, resist stop/frisk/ halt/arrest/search; CPD, May 27 ■ Nelson, Scott Anthony, 27, domestic assault; TCSO, May 25 ■ Pace, Chadwick Duane, DUI 1st offense, speeding, viol. light law, open container; TCSO, May 25 ■ Parrott, Christopher Markay, 33, indecent exposure; TCSO, May 26 ■ Pinner, Ricky Lynn, 56, DUI 2nd, driving on rev/susp/canc license, viol. light law, driving unregistered vehicle, no insurance, viol. implied
consent law; TCSO, May 25 ■ Polk, Antonio Dewayne, 29, theft/merchandise; TCSO, May 30 ■ Polk, Pierre Lashaun, 22, domestic assault; TCSO, May 31 ■ Reed, Nathan Randall, public intoxication, resist stop/halt/frisk/arrest/ search; MuPD, May 25 ■ Richardson Jr., Gaines, 29, agg. robbery; TCSO, May 28 ■ Shelton, Charles Glenn, 18, vandalism; TCSO, May 27 ■ Sprague, Beau Austin, 19, vandalism; TCSO, May 27 ■ Taylor, Antonio Donta, 32, driving on rev/susp/ canc license, no insurance, speeding, viol. of seat belt law; MPD, May 31 ■ Taylor, Dennis Lavell, 31, poss./marijuana w/ intent to sell; CPD, May 28 ■ Thomas, Deandre Marquette, 20, shoplifting; TCSO, May 27 ■ Thrasher, Thomas Lamar, 24, driving on rev/susp/ canc license, disregard stop sign; TCSO, May 31 ■ Twisdale, George Robert, 34, initiate meth. man.; TCSO, May 29 ■ Vanpelt, Kamesha Lashe, 20, driving on rev/susp/ canc license; TCSO, May 28 ■ Vaughn, Patrica Larussian, 31, disorderly conduct, theft under $500; CPD, May 26 ■ Walker, Jason Lee, 40, failure to pay child support; MuPD, May 29 ■ Webb, Terry Demelvin, 26, poss. of firearm/ commission dangerous felony, simple poss./ marijuana, poss. sch. II w/ intent; CPD, May 29 ■ White, Victoria Latrice, 28, domestic assault; TCSO, May 26 ■ White III, Henry, 55, domestic assault; TCSO, May 30 ■ Wilkerson, Tammy Theresa, 43, domestic assault; TCSO, May 30 ■ Williams, Maricus Sean, 27, assault, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest; MPD, May 26 ■ Williams, Tahdeewah Shinea, 33, poss. controlled substance; TCSO, May 30 ■ Willis, Selena Dawn, 31, identity theft, theft; TCSO, May 26 ■ Wright, Billy Ray, 62, public intoxication; CPD, May 30
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Obituaries Ginger Brewer Hinnard May 12, 1983 – May 25, 2014
Ginger Brewer Hinnard, 31, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 6 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. She is survived by two sons, Anthony Meadors of Munford and David Hinnard of Mason; one daughter, Kristiona Hinnard of Mason; her parents, Gregg and June Brewer of Millington; one sister, Gail Patterson of Munford; and one brother, Gregg Brewer, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathlena Hinnard. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www. covingtonfuneralhome.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 5, 2014
Sammy Lee Gayden
Date of Death – May 26, 2014 Sammy Lee Gayden, 51, of Mason, son of Alberta Herron Gayden of Mason and the late Willie B. Gayden, expired May 26, 2014 at his residence. Visitation will be Friday, June 6 from noon-4:30 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home. Homegoing services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Keeling with burial in the church cemetery, both in Mason. In addition to his mother, Mr. Gayden leaves nine siblings: Willie M. Gayden and Rose (Paul) Taylor of Covington, Willie B. Gayden Jr. (Shirlene) of Stanton, Frank (Linda) Gayden, Joyce A. Mason and Jessie L. Gayden all of Mason, Mary (Jimmy) Williams of Munford, Bobby J. Hines of Elkhart, Ind., Beatrice Gayden of Chicago, dear friend Gay Payne, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who celebrate his life. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 5, 2014
David Wayne Fleming
May 28, 1955 – May 27, 2014 David Wayne Fleming, 58, of Westwego, La., died on May 27, 2014. Self-employed, he was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m.on June 8 at the family cemetery on Boswell Road. He is survived by his son, Tyler Wayne Fleming of Drummonds, parents Norris and Betty Fleming of Burlison, sisters Laurie Fleming McKamey and Michele Fleming Dodson, brother John Fleming, four nieces, two nephews, a great niece, a great nephew and his companion, Donna Kay. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earmon and Nannie Mae Rose Fleming and Duke and Elizabeth Hoy Boswell. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 5, 2014
Property Transfers ▪ Bank of Tipton to Douglas A. Edmondson and Lisa Edmondson, 1874 Highway 179, Covington, 38019, Lot 4, Ralph Estates, Sec A, $67,500 ▪ Thomas F. Carocci and Beverly A. Carocci to Melinda Smith Deas, 474 Cheryl Street, Brighton, 38011, Lot 10, Salem Woods S/D, Sec A, $130,000 ▪ Albert L. Pearson and Carol E. Pearson to HUD, 951 Sloan Road, Burlison, 38015, Lot 1, T.l.smith Property, $89,150 ▪ Regions Bank to Tommy L. Higgs and Janice Lashall Tipton-higgs, Property Located In Tipton County, 38019, Lot 25 and 26, South College S/D, $5,600 ▪ Justin Crosslin to Patricia I. Van Pelt, 99 Julia Drive, Atoka, 38004, Lot 17, Tipton Crossings S/D, Sec C, $117,000 ▪ Edwin A. Deas and Melinda S. Deas to Brandon S. Chesney, 409 Wylie Drive, Brighton, 38011, Lot 78, Woodlawn Plantation S/D, Sec C, $133,900 ▪ Monica G. Mathis to HUD, 389 Sterling Farm Dr., Atoka, 38004, Lot 61, Deer Ridge S/D, Sec B, $88,494 ▪ James C. Woelm Revocable Trust to Diana Gail Miller, 142 Laurel Lane, Munford, 38058, Lot 34, Cole Heights S/D, Sec E, $91,000 ▪ JP Morgan Chase to Alan J. Whitby and Rebecca Whitby, 497 Charles Ave., Munford, 38058, Property Located In Tipton County, $58,000 ▪ Willie E. Perry and Charlotte L. Perry to Tim Mckenzie and Leann Mckenzie, 632 Cullum Road, Munford, 38058, Lot 32, Sec B, Ballard S/D, $172,744 ▪ W. G. Townsend and Betty C. Townsend to William A. Townsend, 505 Nelson Drive, Brighton, 38011, Lot 6, Dove Heights S/D, Sec B, $75,000 ▪ HUD to Larry Richardson, 4387 Mt. Carmel Rd., Covington, 38019, Property Located In Tipton County, $27,700
▪ Marcus A. Husby and Lisa M. Husby to Brent S. Watkins and Meagan L. Watkins, 70 Barney Cove, Millington, 38053, 3.6 Acres Barney Cove, $197,000 ▪ Thomas Nelson and Francesca Nelson to Edward White and Janet White, 277 Royal Oaks Drive, Brighton, 38011, Lot 110 Mclister Place S/D, $117,900 ▪ Karla Arndt to Drovandi V. Buford, 137 Timothy Road, Atoka, 38004, Lot 95, Williamsburg S/D, Sec F, $179,000 ▪ Melissa Deranleau to HUD, 646 Quito Road, Millington, 38053, Parcel 3, Old R.g. Milton Tract, $44,460 ▪ Apc Investments to Apex Home Builders, Lot 92, Lockmeade S/D, Atoka, 38004, Property Located In Tipton County, $61,000 ▪ Reise, Inc to Philip W. Bond, 94 Rogers Road, Atoka, 38004, Property Located In Tipton County, $59,500 ▪ Rgh Land Co, LLC to D & D Custom Homes, Lot 64, Sterling Ridge S/D, Atoka, 38004, Property Located In Tipton County, $40,800 ▪ Rgh Land Co, LLC to D & D Custom Homes, Lot 71, Sterling Ridge S/D, Atoka, 38004, Property Located In Tipton County, $40,000 ▪ Patriot Bank to Syed Aa Zaidi, Property Located In Tipton County, 38015, Lots 2, 10, 12 Giltedge Estates S/D, Burlison, $6,000 ▪ Donald L. Alexander to Jennifer Morris and Patrick Morris, 1183 West Liberty Ave. Covington, 38019, Property Located In Tipton County, $130,000 ▪ Apc Investments to Apex Home Builders, Lot 73, Lochmeade S/D, Atoka, 38004, Property Located In Tipton County, $61,000 ▪ Apc Investments to Apex Home Builders, Lot 90, Lochmeade S/D, Sec B-2, Atoka, 38004, Property Located In Tipton County, $61,000 ▪ Apc Investments to Apex Home Builders, Lot 88, Lochmeade S/D, Sec B-2, Atoka, 38004, Property Lo-
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June 15, 1958 – May 29, 2014 Donna Lee Siebras Beville, 55, of Somerville, died on May 29, 2014 at her residence following a brief illness. Employed with the technical support division at Federal Express Corporation, she was a member of Christ Church in Brownsville and enjoyed her family, dogs and feeding hummingbirds. Services took place on Sunday, June 1 at Peebles West Funeral Chapel in Oakland with Bro. Eddie Martin officiating. Interment following in Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery. She is survived by her husband of six years, Terry Beville, daughter Schere Young of Brownsville, sons Jeremy Parnell of Lakeland and Bruce Parnell of Brownsville, stepdaughter Alex Beville of Oakland, sister Tasha Lindsey of Ripley, Miss. and eight grandchildren. The family requests memorials be directed to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Linda Taylor, 16845 U.S. Highway 64, Somverville, TN 38068. Condolences may be left at www.peeblesfuneralhome. com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 5, 2014
James Francis Wilson
Date of Death – May 31, 2014 James Francis Wilson, 72, of Munford, went peacefully on to Heaven on May 31, 2014, surrounded by family and friends at his home. Retired from Mueller Industries, Mr. Wilson was also a former employee of the Atoka Post Office and was retired from the U.S. Navy in 1980, where he served aboard many ships, his favorites being the U.S.S. Niagara Falls (AFS-3) and the U.S.S. Ajax (AR-6). Funeral services took place on Tuesday, June 3 at Munford Funeral Home. He was buried at Helen Crigger Cemetery. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ava Green Wilson, daughter Randie Carol Wilson Teeler, son James E. Wilson (Allison), sister Barbara Fowler (Mark) of Durango, Colo., six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Francis and Jane C. Wilson, and a son, Thomas Owen Wilson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 5, 2014
April 28, 1961 – May 31, 2014 Clifford Harrison, 53, of Burlison, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 6 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Randolph Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 at the funeral home.
cated In Tipton County, $61,000 ▪ Apc Investments to Apex Home Builders, Lot 72, Lochmeade S/D, Sec B-2, 38004, Property Located In Tipton County, $61,000 ▪ Eugene Coltrane and Bonnie Coltrane to Adam Shelley and Emily Shelley, 95 Amber Tree Cove, Brighton, 38011, Lot 35, Carrington Estates S/D, $182,000 ▪ Shelton Bridges and Lou Ann Bridges to Jeffery Hanks and Janet L. Hanks, 990 Hazel Grove Road, Burlison, 38015, Property Located In Tipton County, $150,000 ▪ Dexter B. Hodge and Claudia C. Hodge to James Todd Mcintyre, Et Al., 9930 Highway 59 South, Mason, 38049, Lot 2, Matties Place S/D, $80,000 ▪ Johnetta Yarbrough to Justin Rice, 264 St. Luke Rd.,
Covington, 38019, Property Located In Tipton County, $175,000 ▪ Wayne Hughey, Et Al. to Garrett E. Kuykendall, 2800 Highway 54 E., Covington, 38019, Property Located In Tipton County, $62,000 ▪ Justin Rice to Clay Kelley and Claudia Kelley, 40.99 acres on West of Garland Road, 38019, Property Located In Tipton County, $168,000 ▪ James George Baddour, Iii and Elizabeth Baddour to Eugen Coltrane and Bonnie Coltrane, 227 W. Sherrod Ave., Covington, 38019, Property Located In Tipton County, $207,500 ▪ Betty Beall Beard to Bryan L. Tanner and Dewanna Tanner, 1501 Pinecrest Street, Covington, 38019, Lot 1, Block B, Tatlock S/D, $59,900
He is survived by one daughter, April Scott of Brighton; one son, Laken Harrison of Southaven, Miss.; two brothers, Bernie Harrison and Bill Harrison, both of Burlison; his mother, Barbara Harrison of Burlison and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Leon Harrison and one brother, Mike Harrison. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www. covingtonfuneralhome.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 5, 2014
Billy Ray Bolton
Date of Death – June 4, 2014 Billy Ray Bolton, 69, general contractor and owner of Bolton Construction, died June 4, 2014 at Methodist North Hospital. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Friday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m. Service will be Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m., both at the Munford Chapel. Interment in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Bolton leaves his wife of 45 years, Sharon Bolton; daughter Jean Ann Bolton; son Bobby Lee Bolton; brother Johnny Stokes Bolton; and three grandchildren, Alexis, Brianna, and Tyler. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 5, 2014
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In Memoriam In Loving Memory of Doug Cullum On April 3, 1967, we were blessed with a beautiful gift. It was not wrapped in a box with a pretty ribbon on top. Enclosed was no guarantee or special care instruction sheet. Through many days and nights of holding and admiring this precious gift, our heart and soul has grown with light and love. In the early hours of May 6, 2014, we were asked to return our gift to the Original owner and Creator. Being of a selfish and stubborn nature, we were very reluctant to comply with this request. During all of the arguments of this transaction, we received the guarantee that was missing when we first received our gift. Our hearts filled with happiness and great joy when we discovered we could keep the main contents, and only return the physical parts. With great care and pride, we wrapped and prepared the gift for return. With the love, prayers, and support of many, many friends and loved ones, we were able to make the final exchange with love, gratitude, and a smile. We want you to know that you helped discover the true definition of love, life, and God’s miracles. We will forever be grateful to each of you and we know that Doug’s smile will forever be shining in hearts because of you. God Bless and Many Thanks, The Cullum Family
Head injuries can hide symptoms As an injury lawyer who But, is NOT required to be handles serious injuries from struck unconscious, to be truly motorcycle, car and truck brain-injured. accidents, and on the job If you are carinjuries, I see traumatic ing for somebrain injuries as being the one after such most difficult for doctors an injury, do to notice or to properly not ignore that diagnose. gut instinct The problem is that the the Lord gave symptoms may appear us all. Any of anywhere from immedithese imporately after the impact to tant signs can days, or even weeks, later! be symptoms David Peel Initially, we often see of traumatic Peel Law Firm “LOC +” listed in the brain injury: emergency room medical Headaches; records. That stands for blurred vision; “loss of consciousness – posiringing in the ears, taste or smell changes. tive.” To the rest of us, it means Nausea or vomiting. you were knocked out. Fatigue or drowsiness. Sometimes, however, it might Difficulty sleeping or sleeping be negative. You and I refer to too much. that as “getting your bell rung.” Feeling dazed, confused or It is important to know that getdisoriented with or without dizting knocked out momentarily ziness or loss of balance. is difficult to diagnose after the Sensitivity to light or sound. shock of an accident.
Memory or concentration problems. Mood changes or mood swings – “He’s just different since the accident.” Feeling depressed or anxious.
If you, a child or a friend has received a blow to the head, and has ANY (not all, but any) signs or symptoms, see a neurologist right away. And, do not settle an injury case if there are symptoms like these, until you are fully checked out by a competent specialist and some time has passed. In Tennessee, there is one year to sue under the Tennessee Statute of Limitations, so take your time, seek experienced legal counsel, and seek quality medical advice. Mr. Peel may be reached through PeelLawFirm.com wherein other articles may be accessed.
YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR EVENTS THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014 ▪ A7 www.covingtonleader.com ENGAGEMENT
Glass, Payne to wed Henry and Betty Glass of Covington announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Caroline Glass to Justin Payne, son of Marvine Coley and Kenny Payne of Savannah. The wedding will take place Saturday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Covington. The reception will be at the home of the bride’s parents, 369 Terry Lane North in Covington. Close family and friends have been invited to attend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Henry and Gwen Glass of Covington and the late James and Annie Volner of Cedar Grove. Caroline is a 2007 graduate of Covington High School. She received a degree in nursing from Dyersburg State Community College and is presently working as a registered nurse in the ICU at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Justin is the grandson of Kenneth Payne and the late Marvin and Darlene Russell. He graduated from Covington High School in 2002. He received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Justin is currently working as a precision information specialist with Helena Chemical.
Don’t miss out on these great opportunities! Water aerobics and kidney smart class Call 476-3333 for more information. This week’s events June 5 - 6 Thursday 10 a.m.- Summer reading program with the Covington Library – dining room Friday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. – dining room Dominoes play off – 10 a.m. – dining room Upcoming events June 9 – 13
Community events The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, www.covingtonleader.com. June 7 Holly Grove C. P. Church, 4538 Holly Grove Road, is having a large yard sale inside the fellowship hall, Saturday June 7, starting at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the youth camp. 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. June 9 Cancer Awareness Group, monthly meeting at Baptist Tipton Hospital, first floor, community conference room, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Michelle Whitlock, author of the book "How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice" will be
our special guest speaker. A dynamic speaker, she will give you chuckles, tears and a wonderful sense of hope. We encourage you to make plans to be there! Books will be available for purchase. If you have questions, please contact Sue Wheeler at (901) 475-9615. As always, what is said in our meetings, stays in our meetings! June 15 Benefit for Carlia Pool at the Strand Music Theater, 7979 Wilkinsville Road, Millington from 2-6 p.m. Admission is $5, with live entertainment featuring Gary Abbott with Floyd Curtis and Pure County, Lisa Fullerton and other special guests. There will be a bake sale at intermission and all donations are welcome. For more information, call 901389-0641. June 20-22 The Covington High School Class of 1984 will have their 30th reunion. For more information, con-
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tact Lillian Minnie Smith or Katherine Barlow. June 21 Memphis Tech High Class of 1969 45th reunion, at the Memphis Tech High Campus, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, contact Cecilia Hatch Shettles at 901-428-0535 or email@example.com or Harriett Runnion Crews at 901-854-0304 or harriett@ crewsrealty.com Sept. 27 Byars-Hall High School alumni 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 activities 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@ AOL.com
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A ribbon cutting was held recently for D’Vine Revelation Outreach Ministry in Covington. The Outreach Ministry is located at 905 Hwy. 51 S. and the Pastor is Marilyn Barbee. Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Barbee may be reached at 901-652-2765 or you may email her at: drom.1@aol. com. The Ministry extends an invitation for anyone to join in worship.
Monday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. dining room Crochet – 10 a.m. craft room Music and visiting – 10 a.m. dining room Writers’ workshop – 10:30 a.m. dining room Tuesday June outing – 10 a.m. – dining room Wednesday Water Aerobics – 6:30 a.m. - offsite Exercise – 9:15 a.m. - dining room Blood pressure checks with Miller – 10 a.m. – dining room Thursday Just so you know – 9:30 a.m. – dining room Summer reading program – 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. dining room Friday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. – dining room Remembering fathers–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 Lauren 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 groupmeets the second Tuesday of the month in Munford at the Restoration Church from 5:30 to 7 p.m. •Lunch bunch caregiver wellness groupmeets 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- www.tiptonaging.org
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