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THURDSAY, APRIL 17, 2014 ▪ VO L . 1 2 9 , N O. 3 5 ▪ T H E VO I C E O F TIPTON COUNTY S I N C E 1 8 8 6 ▪


County to seek storm damage relief Damages total $2.3M from early March ice storm By JEFF IRELAND

Tipton County, as well as local municipalities and power companies, should be getting some financial assistance soon to offset costs incurred during the ice storm that hit the area March 2-4. Tommy Dunavant, a county commissioner and director of the Covington-Tipton County Emergency Management Agency, revealed those details during a meeting of the Tipton County


Legislature Monday night. Dunavant met with area officials for a day and a half last week and the group came up with the financial damage: $434,000 for utilities and municipalities and $1.9 million for the county. Gov. Bill Haslam announced on Friday that eight counties, including Tipton County, will receive federal assistance through presidential

disaster declaration. “Local governments, volunteer organizations and electrical cooperatives responded to the needs of the communities when it was needed,” Haslam said. “The assistance will relieve some of the financial costs to these counties as they recover from this winter emergency.” “That's a good thing for us to help these agencies that had losses,”

Dunavant said. Federal Emergency Management Association officials will have to verify the figures and are expected to be in town to do so soon, Dunavant said. The county, municipalities and power companies will receive 75 percent of the final figures. Dunavant also said he is keeping figures for financial losses incurred

during another ice storm that hit the area in February. “We could get some grant money for that down the road,” he said. Also during the meeting, the commissioners voted to instruct the Tipton County Landfill to stop receiving storm debris for free, something the landfill had been doing for over two months. SEE RELIEF, PAGE A3


Petitioner doesn’t qualify for school board race By ECHO DAY Not everyone who submitted a petition to run in the upcoming election will be on the August ballot, the Tipton County Election Commission said this week. Following the April 3 filing deadline, last week the election commission met to qualify petitions. Steve Clark, who hoped to run for the District 2 seat on the school board, did not qualify. “Steve did not file proof of education with his petition, as is required,” said Tipton County Administrator of Elections Neil Bell. “He has filed a request to have his write-in votes counted, which we will do.” Clark not qualifying means there will be no candidate on the ballot for that race. Incumbent Chris Fisher did not seek re-election. District 2 encompasses North Covington. Additionally, Bell said the AntiSkullduggery Act of 1991 has been triggered by the withdrawal of incumbent constable Bob Pike from the DisThe Antitrict 6 race. skullduggery Act “If an of 1991 extends incumbent withdraws on the qualifying and the day of the withdrawal deadlines when an incumbent withdrawal pulls out of the race deadline, the on the last day of the qualifying withdrawal period. deadline for The term skullduggery the office must refers to dishonest dealings. be extended seven days,” Bell said. The deadline for the District 6 constable race has been extended until noon today and the withdrawal date has been extended until noon on April 21. Prior to the extension, Pike was only opposed by James “Shugs” Stroud of Drummonds, a Tipton County dispatcher and lieutenant at Quito-Drummonds Volunteer Fire Department.

A teacher from Shanhai, China, pictured above photographing students' projects, recently visited Munford Middle School as part of a leadership collaborative with the state of Tennessee. Last August, local principals visited China to observe the international schools. Photos by France Gasquet

Shanghai studies schools Leadership collaborative brings visitors to MMS By FRANCE GASQUET As part of the Tennessee-Shanghai Leadership Collaborative, Professor Li of the Institute of Schooling Reform and Development at East China Normal University visited Munford Middle School recently. Last August, Vicki Shipley of Munford Middle School, Patricia Mills of Drummonds Elementary and Leisa Bennett of Austin Peay Elementary visited the Institute of Schooling Reform and Development at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. The three principals from Tipton County, along with 15 other principals from across the state, participated in a leadership development project hosted by Vanderbilt University. The week-long visit included observation of methods used to create positive change of low functioning schools to become high functioning. The Tennessee Leadership Shanghai Collaborative, developed by Vanderbilt, focused on nurturing teacher leadership

In-county rivals Covington and Munford meet for a meal and church service prior to Sunday game. B1

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group, one teaching and the others observing the lesson. Afterwards, all participate in a feedback session. When the principals returned the lessons they learned in China were added to the school’s teaching methods. SEE VISIT, PAGE A3


through teacher observation with peer evaluation. Teacher peer example groups, or TPEGs, were highlighted, with real life application techniques for classrooms, in which teams of teachers work as a

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Please join us for the observance of the National Day of Prayer on the Tipton County courthouse lawn at noon Thursday, May 1, 2014. 2 Chronicles 7:14

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A2 • Thursday, April 17, 2014 • THE LEADER FAST FACTS

Family: married to Scott Sealy, pastor at First Presbyterian Covington; one daughter, Keelyn, 12, and one son, Graeme, 6 Education: Cherokee (Ala.) High School, University of Alabama Vehicle: Toyota Camry Favorite music: Love all music and looking forward to Music on the Square Favorite beverage: Diet Coke ( I know it should be water) Favorite food: birthday cake Favorite movie: "Frozen" Favorite book: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Favorite TV show: "The Middle"


Editor’s note: This week we are continuing a feature called Q&A. Through this feature we hope to help you get to know your neighbors, government officials and others in the community. Today we feature Robin Sealy, special events coordinator for the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Covington for four years and has worked at the chamber a year and a half. Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A: An archaeologist. I majored in history and I actually participated in one dig. Q: What person had the biggest influence on you growing up and why? A: My parents had the biggest influence on me. I am thankful that I was raised in a loving family and was also a part of a church family. My family still has a big influence on me and I hope my children feel the love and support that I did as a child. Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I love to read and I am part of a great Bible study group with my church. I also volunteer at the Ruffin with my daughter, who loves the theater. She has a part in the upcoming production of "Aladdin" at the Ruffin. I serve on the Tipton Arts Council Board. We spend a lot of time at ball fields with Graeme, who is playing little league baseball, and Keelyn, who is a junior varsity cheerleader. I also volunteer with our church youth group and have enjoyed being an adult leader on their past four youth mission trips. Q: Tell us what all your job entails. A: I work on planning events for the chamber like Heritage Day, Dickens on the Square, Chocolate Tour, Scarecrows on the Square, Spring Fling Golf Tournament, the Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament and the Women in Business Luncheon, as well as smaller events such as our Lunch and Learn workshops and ribbon cuttings. Our office works with businesses in Tipton County to promote growth of our community. We work with different groups to promote this growth like the Covington Economic Development Corporation and the

Downtown Merchants Group. I also work with Gary Sloan and the South Tipton Chamber on the Total Youth Leadership Program. I continue to be impressed with the young people in our community. Q: What do you like most about your job? A: The best thing about my job is the people I get to meet and work with on projects. Covington and Tipton County have the friendliest people. I love seeing how creative people are. The Scarecrows on the Square last October are a great example. They were amazing. We have so many great volunteers that help with the work of the chamber. They are what makes my job so much fun. Q: Tell us about some upcoming community events that the chamber is involved in. A: The annual Women in Business Luncheon is April 21 and 22. We are looking forward to this great event. We also have Spring Fling Golf Tournament May 8. Music on the Square begins May 3 and will continue for eight weeks on Saturday evenings during May and June. We are very excited about a new event that will be July 19. Art on the Square will feature chalk artists displaying art on the sidewalks around the square. We will also have artists set up around the square selling their art including paintings, photography, pottery and more. We will also have live music in several locations around the square all day, and there will be children's activities on the courthouse lawn. We are really excited about this new event. If you are interested in any of these events, please contact the chamber at 901-476-9727. - Jeff Ireland


Carl Perkins Center announces ‘Dancing’ lineup

Bo and Kathleen Burk

Chris and Morgan Davanzo

Six couples to compete in annual charity event By JEFF IRELAND They've all been announced now. The all-star lineup of dancers for the 2014 Dancing with the Stars Gala Dinner and Auction will be held April 26 at 6 p.m. at Covington High School. The dancers are Lyle and Julie Jones, Marcus Heaston and Sabrina Sneed Matthews, Chris and Morgan Davanzo, Bo and Kathleen Burk, Steven and Jennifer Shopher and Jane Riggen and Michael Wiggins. “What a wonderful group of special people who are stepping out of their comfort zones to help the children and families served by the Carl Perkins Center of Tipton County,” said center director Nicole Caldwell. “Our hearts are so humbled by their commitment. We love each and every one of you. Make your plans to attend the Dancing with the Stars Event and support your favorite dancer.” The dancers will also be competing for the People's Choice Award. Call the center at 476-1515 to reserve a table.

CORRECTION An April 10 story stated Covington's Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the installation of speed bumps on Rose Street, however the board approved a cost analysis for the purchase and installation of the speed bumps. We apologize for and regret this error.

Lyle and Julie Jones

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Alderwoman Minnie Bommer has high praise for Paradise Baptist Church and its members following a recent carnival. Courtesy photo

Bommer praises church’s carnival By ECHO DAY

On Saturday, April 12, Paradise Baptist Church in Covington hosted its annual free carnival on Simonton Street and city officials have high praise for the event. "I am so proud of the people in my district, they continue to do good things even when it's not publicized," said Alderwoman Minnie Bommer. "This is Rev. (Shelia) Bryant's third year of offering a morning of food, fun and faith in the neighborhood." Bommer said the event is important not only because it provides local families with something to do, but also because it shows the pride residents have in the community. "Her members are giving people

that live in the neighborhood and continue to give back with their time and talents, even when all they read about is how bad it is in our area of town. However we know our area is not any worse than any other area." Bommer also said she salutes Bryant and others, like the Covington woman who petitioned to have speed bumps back on Rose Street. "Rev. Bryant deserves praise and honor for all that she has done since losing her brother, Rev. Jerry Alston; the founder and first pastor of the church," she said. "She is not only the pastor of the church, but she continues to work a full-time job and raise her wonderful children as a single parent." Bommer, who represents the northwest part of Covington, said

she is proud to serve her community and hopes events like the carnival continue. "I love my area, my neighborhood, my street, the projects and all the people that live in this city. I believe in all of us even when some of us cause problems for the rest of us. We are all in this together and until we face that fact, we will not become all that we can be." Paradise Baptist Church is located at 520 Simonton St. Rev. Bryant and her group invites and accepts anyone that shows up. "Everyone is greeted with love and appreciation," Bommer said. " They deserve the recognition because they keep on, keeping on regardless of the circumstances."

Dunavant, Murdock receive Sterling awards By ECHO DAY Marianne Dunavant of Atoka and Peggy Barber Murdock of Covington were recently included among this year's 20 most influential women in West Tennessee. The Sterling Award, a distinction given by the Jackson Sun and the Jackson Area Business and Professional Women, honors women who serve as role models to others in their business or profession, display creativity and innovation that contribute to the growth of her profession and contributes time and energy to community betterment. Dunavant, who serves as the field representative for Congressman Stephen Fincher, was selected for her work as an advocate for victims' rights as well as for her service with numerous civic clubs and organizations. Murdock, the former Covington High School principal now serving as the county's supervisor of instruction for grades 6-12, was selected as an honoree because of her extensive work in education, including making two-time SCORE prize winner CHS one of the most successful high schools in the state.

Marianne Dunavant, left, and Peggy Barber Murdock were recipients of the Sterling Award on April 8 in Jackson. Courtesy photo

Both women are members of First Baptist Church in Covington. In past years, Tipton

County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chief Donna Turner and Munford High School Principal

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The observation techniques also recommend partnering with other schools for best practices. Drummonds is partnered with Collierville Elementary and is currently cross training. According to Mills, the methods have worked so well that they are now being used in all grades at Drummonds, as opposed to the initial plan of only administering to the fourth and fifth grade levels. “This is a direct result of Race to the Top,” said Mills. “The more you do the method, the more little things you learn. It pulls barriers down for new teachers because they are exposed to different ways of teaching, something that normally doesn’t happen. This also allows for different ways of thinking.” Now that those practices have been in place for several months, Professor Li came to observe the program’s success and also learn about American culture. Professor Li was most taken with Munford Middle School. “I have been struck by the climate of the teachers. The sense of community,” he said. "It is such a good atmosphere. My first feeling was one of happiness. It is nice to see such a collaboration between the principal and the teachers and students and also the school board and superintendent. I have learned so much from this kind of leadership.” More than 30 people were on hand to greet Professor Li at a lunch given in his honor, including representatives from the school board, principals from surrounding schools and lo-

cal dignitaries. Professor Li toured the school, taking photographs and asking questions of Principal Shipley, teachers and students. The program was funded by a Tennessee Department of Education Lead grant. The grant funded, by Race to the Top, is to “improve the quality of instruction and levels of student performance in more than 20 Tennessee school districts.” Tipton County, along with Loudon County, Shelby County, Knox County, Nashville Metro and Murfreesboro City schools were chosen to participate in the program.


Continued from A1 In other matters: • County Executive Jeff Huffman said the county has nearly collected all property tax dollars for 2013. “It's very unusual to have that now,” Huffman said. “It's been much faster and much earlier.” The county excpected to collect $21,626,440. So far, $21,528,029 has been collected. • The commissioners voted to accept a contract with TCPC. The company will provide 40 new computers to the Justice Complex for $759 each. • Finance committee chairman Quincy Barlow said 2014-15 budget hearings will begin May 13. • Huffman announced that National Day of Prayer will be celebrated May 1 at noon on the north side of the Covington Square.

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Vote for Shana Johnson Shana Johnson, current Senior Assistant District Public Defender for the 25th Judicial District, with the endorsement of current Public Defender Gary Antrican proudly announces her candidacy for District Public Defender. Shana is equally proud to announce that Mrs. Carolyn A. Starnes, resident of Lauderdale County and retired 25th Judicial District Court Reporter has accepted the position of treasurer of Shana's campaign. Shana Johnson began her career as an attorney twenty-four years ago after receiving her Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University – Cecil C. Humphreys College of Law. Shana has been employed by the State of Tennessee for twenty-three years as an Assistant District Public Defender in the Twenty-Fifth Judicial District (Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy Counties). Shana has been the Senior Assistant District Public Defender for Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy Counties for over nineteen years. In her twenty-three years of public service Shana Johnson has handled the defense of tens of thousands of criminal cases ranging from class c misdemeanors to capital cases in all courts in all five counties in this District. Shana is one of only three First Chair Capital Case (Death Penalty Qualified) Defense Attorneys in the Twenty-Fifth Judicial District. Shana Johnson has sat as Special Judge for City, Juvenile and General Sessions Courts in Fayette County. She has participated in numerous seminars and conferences over the years not only on the state level but national level as well. Shana attended the National Symposium on DNA Analysis in Tampa, FL., National Advocates for the Defense of Children Conference in Orlando, FL., National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Southern Center for Human Rights Capital Case Conference in Atlanta, GA. Shana Johnson is a current member of Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, Fayette County and Hardeman County Bar Associations. Shana Johnson is very active as a volunteer in the district with organizations such as Relay for Life, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Dolly Parton Imagination Library (Hardeman and Fayette County Chapters), Lauderdale County Historical Society, McNairy County Regional

Alliance, Hardeman County Arts Council, STAR, Inc. Acting Troupe, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lauderdale County Chamber of Commerce and the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Supporter. Shana Johnson is a past member of the Board of Directors Corrections Management Corporation, Fayette County Foster Care Review Board, the Board of Directors at Fayette Academy and the Somerville City Beautification Board. Shana Johnson has been a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and is currently a member of the First United Methodist Church at Somerville and occasionally attends Faith United Methodist Church and Macon United Methodist Church. Shana Johnson is married to Jeff Johnson an employee of Nike Corporation and an avid duck hunter who serves on the executive committee of the Tom Karcher Delta Waterfowl Chapter. Shana and Jeff are the parents of two children twenty-one year old Trent Johnson an EMT and United States Army National Guard Medic and sixteen year old Charleston Johnson a sophomore at Fayette Academy who is President of her church’s MYF and a counselor at Lakeshore UMA Camps. In 1992 Shana Johnson received the Woman of Distinction Award from the Reelfoot Girl Scout Council. Shana Johnson was nominated by her peers and selected to participate in the elite and competitive Tennessee Bar Association Law Leadership Program in 2006 and is a graduate of their Class of 2006. Shana Johnson has dedicated her career to representing the indigent defendants in Lauderdale, Tipton, Hardeman, Fayette and McNairy Counties. Shana stated that she is a candidate for this position because "I have been a Public Defender for 23 years - this is what I do, this is what I know. I have worked in the trenches of the criminal justice system in this district for almost 25 years. This work has been my life's call. I will assure that myself and my staff will serve the taxpayers both efficiently and economically in accordance with the mandates of the United States and Tennessee Constitutions. I, Shana Johnson, would appreciate your prayers and your vote. Paid for by Friends of Shana Johnson for District Public Defender - Treasurer Carolyn A. Starnes

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 ▪ A4

Fond memories of Easter

Throughout the years, I’ve been lucky to have a number of wonderful Easters, some with family and some with friends. I think back to the Easter I spent in Palm Beach, sipping mimosas while tanning by a pool next to a golf course. That was lovely. I remember going with friends on numerous occasions to brunch after church. Those were fun. I smile reminiscing of the Easter sermon I attended with my mother once in Hardy, Ark., when the minister spoke of tomato aspic and his disdain for the salad. Because he said he’d had a misconception of it and actually liked it, I too, tried it. And liked it. But the Easter memories I appreciate most are from my childhood. When people separate and divorce, it is always very difficult. The late ‘70s were a different time than now, there wasn’t as much acceptance towards divorced women. And that my mother had divorced an Episcopalian priest, well, I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult that was. I’ll simply say that to make a decision like that, with young children, one must have a strong backbone, which my mother did. When the separation was announced, my mother moved us from the rectory (the house where we lived, that the church owned) before the divorce was completed. My mother, who had been home with us, had a degree in fine art, painting, no less. So we had to move to anSOUTHERN FRANCE other house, she had to find a FRANCE GASQUET job and get us a housekeeper or someone to help take care of us. I remember the first housekeeper well. Maya was really nice, very young and a great cook. When we would come in every day from school, dinner would be waiting for us. My mother planned it that way, so that later, we could have a snack, but that when we got home and were really hungry, we’d have the main meal. Dinner would be fried chicken or gosh, I don’t really recall, except the time when my mother asked Maya to make meatloaf for us. She told Maya that we liked eggs in the meatloaf. Sure enough, upon slicing, there were hard-boiled eggs perfectly set inside. I think it was because Maya didn’t have a lot of life experience that she didn’t always see things the same way we did. Perhaps it was cultural. Maybe she was afraid to ask questions, for fear of losing her job. Whatever it was, my brother and I liked her. She was fun, as in naturally quirky. Maya had a thing with eggs. There was an Easter egg hunt at the church, and our friends, Heather and Heath Nash, and my brother and I were to go. Each one of us was to take a dozen eggs, so my mother handed Maya the four cartons before rushing back to work. After playing for a while, the four of us happily colored and markered the eggs Maya had set out for us. They were beautiful and looked so pretty as we placed them in the baskets for the hunt. Mrs. Nash picked us up for the hunt, and we skipped along to the car. The hunt was fantastic, the best ever, with one exception. Can you believe someone brought raw eggs? Yes, Maya didn’t know you were to boil the eggs before coloring. My mother didn’t know Maya didn’t know. I can still see the moment of realization inside my head: the four of us huddled together beside the car door, looking at the yolky mass on the cement ground and Mrs. Nash calling to us from inside the car, “Is everything okay?” I raised my eyebrows while looking at the others and took the leadership role. “Yes, I’m just tying my shoelace.” Interestingly enough, none of those eggs made it home with us that day. The other cherished memory of Easter is a collection, really. They say that in hard times, you really discover who your friends are. There wasn’t a lot of money, then, which I was even more aware of because I attended one of the top private schools in New Orleans. Many of those schools are Episcopalian, and with my father being a priest, we received a nice discount. But, when your peers are the Goodyears (as in the tires) or have mansions on St. Charles, it’s easy for a kid to feel out of her league, especially when your mom is worrying if the lights are about to be cut off. The Palmers, Bob and Patti, were friends of my mother’s. They met because Stony, Patti’s son, was in school with me, and he and I quickly became

good friends.

I don’t remember exactly when we began going with them to Navarre Beach for Easter, but I must have been about seven years old. The entire Palmer family would be there, and by entire, I mean Bob had eight siblings and they were Catholic, so about 50 or 60 people, and most of those were children. There would be two, three or four houses rented for everyone, one right next door to the other. We would scuba and swim and play out in the sun, SEE FRANCE, PAGE A6

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Grants available for young farmers On Friday USDA Secretary Tom dustrial private forest land – specifVilsack announced the availability ically those aiming to start farming of more than $19 million in grants and those who have been farming to help train, educate and enhance or ranching for 10 or fewer years. the sustainability of the next gen- It is managed by the National Ineration of agricultural producers stitutes of Food and Agriculture through the Beginning Farmer and (NIFA). NIFA will competitively Rancher Development Program award grants to organizations (BFRDP). conducting programs to help be“USDA is committed ginning farmers and to the next generation of ranchers. Learn more America’s farmers and about eligibility and ranchers because they how to apply (applicarepresent the future of tions are due June 12, agriculture and are the 2014). backbone of our rural Priority will be giveconomy. As the average en to projects that are age of farmers continues partnerships and colto rise, we have no time laborations led by or to lose in getting more including non-governnew farmers and ranchmental, communityers established.” said Vilbased, or school-based T OM VILSACK sack. “Reauthorizing and agricultural educationUSDA S ECRETARY expanding the Beginning al organizations. All Farmer and Rancher Deapplicants are required velopment Program is one of the to provide funds or in-kind supmany resources the 2014 Farm Bill port from non-federal sources in gave us to build America’s agri- an amount that is at least equal to cultural future. Through this pro- 25 percent of the federal funds regram, we can build a diverse next quested. generation of farmers and ranchBy law, at least five percent of ers.” available funding will be alloBFRDP is an education, training, cated to programs and services technical assistance and outreach for limited-resource and sociallyprogram designed to help farmers, disadvantaged beginning farmers ranchers and managers of non-in- and ranchers and farmworkers. Brian Blackley – Publisher/ General Manager Kathy Griffin - Office Manager Accounting/Public Notices

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The headlights worked on low beam, but you had to prime the left one with a swift, get in the stall, kick. High beam never agreed, but we didn’t need it as we knew where we were going. The right tail light flickered, but the left one balked like a mule pulled down some slickery stairwells. On a cruise to the Malco show on Main in Memphis, we sea grass tied a flashlight to substitute the stubborn light and never got flagged. The useless rusty horn didn’t beep but we made enough racket the road was always clear. The white-faced heifers stayed safely behind the barbed wire, the coons clawed up in the tallest tree and the groundhogs were digging to China fearful of a head-on. The wipers were never pried loose from the glass so during a frog strangler James just peeped left, gauging and guessing the edge of the road. No white lines back ’en but Tommy, Arvis and Emerson had the ditches eyeballed on the right. Ain’t no problem. Not knowing any better, this redneck pit crew felt as safe as floating in their sweet Momma’s arms… Glory. Otis Griffin is the author of the book “Southern Raisin.” He was born in Charleston, Tenn., and attended Rosemark Grammar School and Bolton High School.

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collecting seashells and walk the beaches. Stony would run after me, calling me “France,” as only a few people did back then, and I would run away, pretending we were in some romantic movie. Sometimes in the afternoon, we’d walk down to the Holiday Inn Holidome, where the movie Jaws 2 was shot. We’d swim in the pool and play air hockey in the game room. Anne, Stony’s older sister, was fascinating to me, because she was six years older but still let me be her friend. She and I bought Rose Milk skin care lotion, in pretty

plastic pink bottles and I also purchased some Dr. Pepper lipgloss, which tasted like it on your lips, but not when you bit into it. On Easter Sunday, we’d go to church and afterwards, there would be stuffed bunnies and Easter candy. Then, we’d swim again before we had to return home. In the course of a few days, we’d be all dark tan and bleach blonde, rested and happy. I don’t remember us ever going out for a meal, in fact, I think we ate hot dogs on the beach. One time, Bob and Patty had a huge fight over heating syrup for pancakes; Stony didn’t

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The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility April 6-12, 2014.

■ Adams, Billy Wayne, 48, domestic assault, April 7, TCSO ■ Adams Jr., Leslie Charles, 25, theft over $500, faclitation of a felony; April 11, TCSO ■ Alexander, Joshua Dewayne, 21, simple poss. marijuana, April 10, CPD ■ Baker, Megan Nicole, 23, theft under $500, April 9, TCSO ■ Bates, Cody Ryan, 24, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, failure to carry and exhibit, failure to appear; April 8, TCSO ■ Beachum, Mishon Deandre, 19, DL required, no insurance, improper passing/turn, driving on rev./canc./susp. license; April 8, THP ■ Belote, Billy Lamar, 23, robbery, agg. assault with injury; April 12, TCSO ■ Bratcher, Erica Lashelle, 36, failure to appear, April 11, TCSO ■ Brent, Larry Christopher, 38, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 11, TCSO ■ Broughton, Julie Amanda, 26, agg. assault with injury; April 7, TCSO ■ Bryan, Bradley Keith, 26, agg. assault no injury, disorderly conduct, resisting, poss. firearm while intoxicated, trespassing, public intoxication; April 6, TCSO ■ Burk, Leslie Bryan, 27, DUI first offense, improper passing/turn; April 12, TCSO ■ Burns, Jeffery David, 30, agg. assault with injury, vandalism; April 6, TCSO ■ Burress, Shonda Lynn, 51, DUI second offense, simple poss. marijuana, poss. drug para.; April 8, MUPD ■ Campbell, Chad William, 33, poss. sch. II, April 8, TCSO ■ Carpenter, Lamarcus Terrell, 30, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, April 9, TCSO ■ Carson, Cole Alexander, 22, burglary, agg. assault with injury; April 12, TCSO ■ Childress, Shelly Rene, 29, theft under $500, April 12, TCSO ■ Cooper, Tania Melissa, 45, agg. assault no injury,

resisting, domestic assault; April 7, TCSO ■ Cunningham, Rita Fay, 58, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no insurance; April 6, TCSO ■ Currie, Daniel Henry, 48, DUI first offense, left of center roadway, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, no insurance, consent law; April 12, TCSO ■ Decker, Justin Lee, 27, DUI first offense, speeding, seatbelt law; April 12, THP ■ Douglas Jr., Johnnie William, 27, agg. assault with injury, April 7, TCSO ■ Drew, Larry, 62, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, April 11, TCSO ■ Dye, Anthony Tatwain, 29, failure to pay child support, April 12, CPD ■ Earwood, Ashley Diane, 30, ID theft, April 7, TCSO ■ Edwards, Sheldyn Wain, 36, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no insurance; April 10, TCSO ■ Fayne, Rodney Earl, 32, disorderly conduct, April 12, CPD ■ Forrester, Roman Lee, 22, agg. assault with injury, vandalism; April 9, TCSO ■ Fowler, Gregory Dustin, 26, theft, April 8, BPD ■ Francis, Jonathan Hunter, 18, DUI first offense, open container, underage consumption; April 12, TCSO ■ Gamble, Corey Joseph, 26, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, agg. burglay; April 8, TCSO ■ Gaytan, Michelle, 38, theft, April 7, CPD ■ Gonzalez, Josie Vicente, 36, domestic assault, April 6, MPD ■ Greenhaw, Michael Wayne, 29, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, seatbelt law, reg. law, no insurance; April 12, TCSO ■ Gude, Morris Al, 22, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, domestic assault; April 6, CPD ■ Guidry, Ronnie Nelson, 42, domestic assault, April 12, BPD ■ Gurley, Joseph Bradley, 21, forgery, April 10, TCSO ■ Hannan, Jessica Nicole, 21, agg. assault with injury; April 8, TCSO ■ Harrison, James Melvin, 23, driving on rev./canc./

like his syrup heated and there in front of everybody, a fight ensued. It got pretty out of hand and Stony and I thought it very funny, so we taped the entire thing with a new cassette player. I wish I knew where that tape was now. We were family. Maybe we only went for four years, before we moved to Tennessee, but their kindness has stayed with me always. I loved them so. Stony was diagnosed with leukemia when we were 12. He went into remission several times, but died three years ago. Six months to the day of his funeral, we were laying susp. license, light law; April 11, TCSO ■ Hatchel, Kevin Levon, 24, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no insurance; April 9, THP ■ Henderson, Tavarius Antonio, 26, domestic assault, April 11, MUPD ■ Hutchens, Justin Kyle, 18, underage consumption, public intoxication; April 11, TCSO ■ Jackson III, Gene Leroy, 26, simple poss. marijuana, April 10, CPD ■ Jefferson, Corey Lamont, 36, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 7, TCSO ■ Johnson, Chad Randall, 34, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 8, TCSO ■ Jones, James Dearl, 41, DUI first offense, open container, light law; April 7, TCSO ■ Jones, Steven Lejuan, 22, criminal trespass, April 12, CPD ■ Kellum, James Brandon, 25, DUI second offense, due care; April 10, TCSO ■ Kellum, Mary Elizabeth, 24, domestic assault, April 12, TCSO ■ Mason, Latisha Marie, 32, driving on rev./canc,./ susp. license, reckless endangerment; April 12, CPD ■ Mauldin, David Lawrence, 49, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, April 11, TCSO ■ Meredith, Clayton Lee, 23, poss. controlled substance, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, soliciting unlawful compensation; April 8, TCSO ■ Nash, Henry Eric, 44, resiting, reg. law, improper passing/turn, leg. drug w/o prescription; April 9, TCSO ■ Odell II, Russell Ronald, 37, mfg./del./ sell controlled substance, poss. firearm commission dangerous felony, poss. sch. VI; April 9, TCSO ■ O’Neal, Barbara Sue, 51, violation order of protection; April 6, CPD ■ Overall, Robert James, 24, criminal trespass, April 12, TCSO ■ Page, Jonathan David, 19, driving on rev/canc./susp. license, poss. controlled substance; April 12, APD ■ Prater, Larry Joe, 23, failure to pay child support, April 6, TCSO ■ Reynolds, April Diane,

Patti to rest. Bobby, Andy, Anne and Lee (Stony’s siblings) and I are still in touch. The family, who, as a child, I thought of as like the Kennedys, has had as much tragedy and loss as that family. It is their faith that has kept them together. Heath and Heather no longer color eggs, although Heath must have appreciated it- he is now a curator for an art museum in Washington, D.C. Heather has a farm and collects eggs. My brother John eats eggs and I can only hope that Maya has learned to cook eggs. And as for me? Well, I write about eggs. Or at least I did today. 41, DUI first offense, consent law, due care; April 12, TCSO ■ Rieben, Jonathan Ray, 42, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, poss. sch. IV with intent, theft; April 6, APD ■ Schroebel, Melissa Rose, 30, shoplifting, public intoxication; April 6, CPD ■ Short, Hank Garrett, 25, domestic assault, poss. sch. VI, poss. drug para.; April 7, TCSO ■ Singleton, Ellis Randy, 33, poss. controlled substance, April 11, TCSO ■ Smith, Christine Marie, 37, DUI second offense, due care; April 11, TCSO ■ Smith, Rachel Brooke, 27, disorderly conduct, April 9, CPD ■ Stewart, Leslie Dean, 55, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, seatbelt law, no insurance; April 12, THP ■ Taylor, Lejarvius Jamal, 20, agg. burglary, theft under $500, resisting, evading arrest; April 10, CPD ■ Taylor, Talisa Lasha, 37, assault, April 10, TCSO ■ Terry, Trell Travis, 18, shoplifting, April 11, TCSO ■ Thomas, Mark Allen, 29, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, seat belt law, no insurance; April 12, THP ■ Tice, Michael William, 24, statutory rape, April 10, TCSO ■ Timbs, David Franklin, 36, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, light law; April 9, TCSO ■ Vaughn, Joshua William, 29, disorderly conduct, April 8, TCSO ■ Waddell, Andrew George, 36, domestic assault, April 6, TCSO ■ Waller, Hope Erin, 30, agg. assault, vandalism; April 6, TCSO ■ Weathers, Demario Marteze, 22, theft over $500, April 11, TCSO ■ Whitley, Brandon Tyrone, 26, poss. controlled substance, April 10, CPD ■ Wilson, Michael Anthony, 37, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, no insurance, reg. law, failure to change DL address; April 8, THP ■ Wirges, Kyle Nolan, 27, DUI first offense, resisting; April 12, TCSO ■ Woods, Cedric Eugene, 27, disorderly conduct, resisting; April 8, CPD

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).

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.

Berryman, Brian Scott Born: 6/18/1963 114 Robin Hood Circle Millington, TN 38053 Charge: Parole violation homicide

Young, Gary Gene Born: 11/25/1954 520 W. Liberty Ave. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. assault

Moore, Tristan Levar Born: 6/3/1986 150 Peeler Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. assault no injury

Cleaves, Courtney Deander Born: 5/26/1991 276 East Harmony Mason, TN 38049 Charge: Revoked license, reckless driving, speeding, evading, theft

Leek, Robin Heath Born: 8/15/1984 3895 Poplar Corner Brownsville, TN 38012 Charge: Theft under $10,000

Dickerson, Jermaine Ethenn Born: 6/27/1976 1100 Tatlock Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Burglary

Pirtle, Markeliss Born: 3/28/1988 1150 Simonton Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. assault

Hill, Quinton Sloan Born: 7/26/1987 328 Stevens Rd. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Delivery of cocaine, DUI first offense

Scott, Kyle Lane Born: 10/12/1976 4078 Holly Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Promotion of meth manuf.

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

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 David Lynn Butler

June 16, 1967 – March 29, 2014 David Lynn Butler, 48, died on March 29, 2014. He was a quality engineering associate for Smith & Nephew for 25 years and deacon and active member of the Munford Baptist Church. Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Lee Rendfeld Butler of Atoka; sons, Benjamin David Butler and Adam Preston Butler of Atoka; stepson, Paul Kinnaman of Atoka; and sister, Cindy Pinner (Tom) of Covington. Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his parents, Redis Butler and Evelyn Stanley. The services were handled by Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook please visit The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mary Harvey Ruffin Witherington December 14, 1921 – April 10, 2014

Mary Harvey Ruffin Witherington died at the age of 92 at her home on Thursday, April 10, 2014. She was the widow of Dr. Jimmy Witherington, who preceded her in death 11 years ago. Mrs. Witherington was born on Dec. 14, 1921 in Wilson, N.C., to Harvey Barron Ruffin and Lula Hackney Ruffin. She attended Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) and graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. in 1942. She later joined the American Red Cross as a club recreation director and was in Washington, D.C. in August 1945 for training when World War II ended. She met her husband in the Philippines where he was a captain in the Medical Corps and her next door neighbor at Clark Field on Luzon Island. They were married for 55 years at the time of his death in 2003. She was an active member of the American Red Cross overseas organization until her death. Long active in social, civic and religious circles, “Miss Harvey” (as she was affectionately known by her family and friends) continued to volunteer until the time of her death. Miss Harvey was the moderator of the First Presbyterian Church women, the ‘forever’ Circle Chairman for Circle #2 and received a life membership in the Presbyterian women which few are awarded. For over a decade, Miss Harvey served as social chairman of the church and served as interior decorator for many church related projects. She was a self-taught florist and grew and provided the flowers in the church sanctuary from her flower beds. She was heralded as a consummate entertainer and cook, hosting parties for hundreds of events, and did so lovingly. Mrs. Witherington was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Tipton and became the president of the volunteers at Baptist – Tipton. She felt it very important to remain active in the hospital her husband, Dr. Jimmy, was very instrumental in establishing for Tipton County. Miss Harvey was also a founding member of the Covington Little Theater and on the board of directors when the Tipton Fine Arts Council was formed. She was a founding patron of the Tipton County Veterans Museum, built in 1998, and was a donor of many World War II artifacts to the museum. She is survived in death by her four children, James Drew Witherington, Jr. (Libby) of Memphis, Harvey Ruffin Witherington (Lori) of Covington, Charles Barron Witherington (Sally) of Marietta, Ga. and Mary Hackney Witherington of Memphis; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Harvey Ruffin of Wilson, N.C., and her sister, Mrs. Jane Allen of Kingwood, Texas. The visitation and service was held on Saturday, April 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Covington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 403 South Main Street, in Covington, TN, 38019. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.maleyyarbrough. com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Timothy Allen Forbes

Date of Death – April 12, 2014

Timothy Allen Forbes, 56, of Covington, passed away April 12, 2014. He was a Navy veteran and an electronics technician general contractor for several companies including Lockheed Martin, Winderemere, and DynCorp. He is survived by his wife, Jeanie Forbes; parents, Dewey and Jane Rice of Burlison; brothers, Stan Forbes of Snook, Texas and Dennis Forbes of Paris, Tenn.; and his two faithful miniature dachshunds, Dixon and Gorgia. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 15 at Elm Grove United Methodist Church in Burlison. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Martha Jean Harris

September 5, 1925 – April 14, 2014 Martha Jean Harris, 88, of Atoka, died on April 14, 2014. Mrs. Harris was an x-ray tech and a retired business manager of Memphis Clinic Internal Medicine, member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 60 years and a member of the Salem ARP Church. She is survived by her brother, Johnny F. Moffatt of Atoka; sisters, Emily Breen of Atoka and Marjorie Goforth of Covington; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” C. Harris; brother, Calvin Moffatt, and sister Erin Williamson; and her parents, Calvin Faucett Moffatt and Erin Pearl Faulkner. The services for Mrs. Harris were held at the Salem ARP Church on Wednesday, April 16. Interment followed in the Salem Cemetery with Rev. Charles Todd officiating. The family has asked that memorials be made to the Salem Church or the Salem Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook please visit The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Amy Sue Kidd

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Amy Sue Kidd, 79, passed away April 15, 2014. Mrs. Kidd was retired from Co-op in Covington, active in Farm Bureau and Carl Perkins Center and a member of Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Eugene Kidd; children Ronald and Cindy Kidd, Ricky and Jennifer Kidd, and Vickie and Mike Yarbro; grandchildren Kim (Terrance) Strohkirch, Jennifer (Chad) Taylor, Courtney and Jeff Mullins, Amy and Travis Taylor, Staci Yarbro, Cameron and Channing Kidd, and Baxter, Hayden and Camden Kirkdoffer; greatgrandchildren Sophie Sue Strohkirch and Luke Taylor; and her brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 17 at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Burlison.

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Date of Death – April 15, 2014

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Jean S. “Memaw” Massey Date of Death – April 15, 2014

Jean S. “Memaw” Massey, 87, of Brighton, passed away April 15, 2014. Mrs. Massey retired from E.H. Crump Insurance, and most recently she has been serving as a caregiver for the elderly. Jean was a member of Clopton United Methodist Church, and she loved dogs and travelling. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, and funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Family Funeral Care, 4925 Summer Avenue, in Memphis. Interment will follow in the R.H. Munford Cemetery in Covington. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Massey. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Massey Trotter; three sons, William Glenn Massey, Stephen D. Massey, and Gregory Massey (Betty); 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Lasting memorials may be directed to the American Kidney Foundation or Clopton United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014

Charles Thomas Ruffin

April 19 The Charleston Fire Department is hosting breakfast with the Easter bunny from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the fire department. Angels of Hope/Relay for Life’s annual silent auction at the Balcony, 165 Quinton Drive, Munford. Shirts, cookbooks, plate lunches, singing and bake sale to benefit the fundraiser. April 23 The Area VIII Special Olympics event is in need of volunteers to serve the 2014 games from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 200 volunteers are needed to make this annual event featuring athletes from Tipton, Lauderdale, Crockett and Haywood counties a success. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and lunch. For more information, please contact Mary Cass Stewart at 901-475-4632 or send an email to April 26 Keep Tipton County Beautiful presents Earth Fest 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brighton High School. There will be free information on the environment, recycling and going green. Grovestock Fest at Holly Grove C.P. Church, 4385 Holly Grove Rd. Awesome outdoor fun from noon until 9 p.m., with live music and entertainment, headlined by Dove Award Winner Mark Schultz. Activities including frisbee golf, kite flying, tie dying, arts and crafts vendors, and great family fun. Come celebrate with us! Bring your blankets and lounge chairs. For more information, visit May 1 Our nation will celebrate the 63rd National Day of Prayer. We, the people of our community, have the opportunity to emphasize the power of prayer as a testimony to who God is, what we believe and the fact that our nation was founded upon God’s word. We would like to invite you to join Americans across our nation by participating in the National Day of Prayer. Our local event will take place at the Munford City Park gazebo, 101 College Street, at 6:30 p.m. May 3 Dunlap Retirement Center will be having their annual Springfest fundraiser on the grounds at Dunlap, Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Please come! You’ll have a blast! 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.

November 3, 1929 – April 15, 2014 Charles Thomas Ruffin, 84, of Covington passed away on April 15, 2014. Mr. Ruffin was a Staff Sgt. in the United States Army. The services for Mr. Ruffin will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18 at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. Visitation for Mr. Ruffin will be held the night before from 5-8. Interment will take place in the Covington Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his special person, Annaliese “Oma” McCollum of Munford; son, David Ruffin of Munfordville, Ky.; daughter Denise Shires (Billy) of Covington; brother James Sterling Ruffin of Covington; sisters Martha Ann Hughes of Englewood, Fla. and Ina Claire Wright of Union City; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. To sign the online guestbook please visit The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014

In memory of Jesus Christ Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture and loss of blood. Jesus Christ, a descendent of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was a son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted Mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by his mother Mary, His siblings, His faithful Apostles, numerous disciples and many other followers. Jesus was self-educated and in his youth, spent most of his time working alongside his father in the carpenter shop. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry and helping the poor. Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father’s Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which he foretold His death.

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We would like to thank all those who came to the visitation and funeral services for Arnold Bennett. Special thanks to Bro. Louis Daniel and Bobby Poole for speaking at the service. Also, thanks to the pallbearers. May God bless all. Jeanette and Ronnie

The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need. A remembrance by his Randolph United Methodist Church and Hopewell United Methodist Church families


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Children are sometimes hurt by just “look both ways,” instead teach the negligence of others. As an injury them look both ways TWICE. “If in doubt, wait it attorney, I see kids get hurt in out.” all kinds of ways: hit by cars, Accidental accidentally shot, injured at shootings: These a daycare, bitten by viscous often occur when dogs or hospitalized due to a the gun handler car wreck. thinks the gun is These children cannot make unloaded. Teach a legal claim for their own that there is no injuries. They have to have such thing as an someone do it for them. Usuunloaded gun. A ally it is a parent or guardian. good thing to do Parents can sue, if necessary, might be to let as “parent and next friend of” them see a gun the minor. A minor is a child fired at night. If under 18 in Tennessee. Here David Peel they can feel the are some tips to protect your concussion and kids from common serious Peel Law Firm see the fire come injuries: out, it makes an Street safety: Being a pedestrian is always a disadvantage. When impression. Of course, guns must be the kids are small, let them pick stored safely. Daycare injuries: Supervision is out some things around the house, like an orange, egg, ketchup bottle, the key. Be very careful with a daysmall toy, etc. Then, with another care that is short-staffed. Spring adult driving in the driveway, have breaks are always a concern as many the kids watch as the car tire slowly school-aged siblings overrun some crushes and explodes the item. They daycares. Siblings of others will not better understand the force that way, be as careful with your little ones as and why you do not want them to get you would be. Dog bites: Kids often do two things in the road. If they do have to cross the street, do not just teach them to when they see a dog: smile and get

face to face. Dogs usually feel provoked by two things: bearing teeth and eye contact face to face. See the problem? Car accidents: By far the most dangerous thing your child will likely do in their entire life is ride in a car. We have people, many inexperienced, drunk or distracted, driving 5,000 lb. missiles at 88 feet-per-second (60 m.p.h.) all over the roads. Is it any wonder there are tragic accidents? Car seats work wonders in my experience. Seat belts must be non-negotiable, especially where air bags are present. Air bags are no substitute for seat belts! Backseats are usually safest. Consider larger cars and SUVs, and those with better safety ratings. Check sites like for results. As much as we would like to, we cannot keep children totally safe. Often, medical bills and future care need to be collected from the insurance company insuring the negligent adult. If they are uninsured, funds can often be collected from the parents own Uninsured motorists coverage. Mr. Peel may be reached through wherein other articles may be accessed.


Wilsons celebrate 60th anniversary

Tipton County Commission on Aging events Don't miss out on these great opportunities! Water aerobics It’s that time again; our water aerobics class has started up! Water aerobics class meets at the center at 6:30 a.m. to ride transportation to the Millington YMCA. Please call 476-3333 for more information about this great class. Kidney smart class We are proud to announce Patrick Hall will be conducting a kidney smart class once a month at our center. Dates are Fridays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 476-3333 for more information. This week’s events April 17 – 18 Thursday Bible study – 10 a.m.- dining room Intense exercise– 10 a.m.– gym Kidney smart – 2 p.m. – meeting room Friday Closed – Good Friday! Happy Easter!

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson Sr., of Atoka, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 14. Betty and Frank were married in 1954. She is a retired floral designer and he is retired from the fire department after 25 years of service. The couple has three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Courtesy photo

Upcoming events, week of April 21 – 25 Monday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. dining room Tai Chi – 10 a.m.– dance room Book club – 10 a.m. – craft room Card making class– 10 a.m. – dining room Writers workshop – 10:30 a.m. – meeting room

Mary Hall wins pie contest

Tuesday Bingo with Ripley Health Care – 9:30 a.m. – dining room

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Kaelin & Bobby Lee Hanks Baby girl due April 18th

Danielle & Jacob Wilson Baby boy due June 5th

Heather & Chad House Baby boy due July 17

Jade & John Michael Jennings Baby boy due April 19th

Leah & Jeremy Reeves Baby girl due June 23

Jessica & Cody Jarvis Baby girl due July 22

Sylvia & Richard Brown Baby boy due April 24

Heather & Chad House Baby boy due July 17

Lacey & Jake Lock Baby boy due July 24

Ashley & Neil Johnson Baby girl due April 29th

Jessica & Cody Jarvis Baby girl due July 22

Lauren & Jeremy O’Neal Baby boy due May 12th

Danielle & Scott Sullivan Baby boy due June 27th

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Holley & Mark Gregory Baby boy due May 22nd Amanda & Blake Brashier Baby boy due June 5th

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Medicare Advantage takes a hit for 2015 Two of the largest Medicare Advantage providers, Humana and UnitedHealth, will take a pay cut from the administration next year of about four percent, albeit reduced from the initially proposed 6.5 percent. This was announced on Monday April 8 by CMS – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which made the announcement in a letter to insurers. About 15.9 million people, totaling about 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries chose Medicare Advantage over traditional Medicare, the government run program for the elderly and disabled.Industry consulting and lobbying groups such as Americas Health Insurance Plans and Gorman Health Group have mounted a fierce campaign to deter the cuts, calling it the “largest ever mobilization.� “This is a tough series of cuts,� John Gorman, executive chairman of Gorman Health Group, based in Washington, said before the announcement. “2014 and 2015 from a rate standpoint are likely to be the two worst

years in Medicare Advan- in 2015 to beneficiaries.� Still, the Congressional tage in well over a decade.� The cuts will have the Budget Office predicted the greatest impact on Lou- program will remain popuisville, Kentucky-based lar and participation may Humana and Minnetonka, rise as much as 50 percent Minnesota-based United- in the next decade to 21 million by fiscal 2023. Health, the Consumers who biggest U.S. choose Advantage health inplans opt for mansurer. Unitaged care with edHealth benefits that can has about include lower out3 million of-pocket costs, Advantage compared with the enrollees in traditional Medi2013 while Senior Focus care program. Humana Government payhad almost Derek E. Baltimore ments have been 2.5 million, according to data compiled under pressure since 2010, when the U.S. health expanby Bloomberg. The payment reductions sion was financed in part will cause enrollment to de- by reducing spending on cline in the Advantage pro- Advantage plans by an esgram next year for the first timated $206 billion over a time since 2004 as insurers decade. Retirees who had chosen drop out or trim benefits in response, Medicare’s actu- Medicare Advantage due aries have said. “In 2015 the to their lower cost structure availability of additional versus traditional Medicare benefits and reduced out- Supplement or “Medigap� of-pocket costs is going to products, are beginning to be reduced pretty dramati- feel the brunt of these “pubcally in many markets,� lic health� plans, overseen John Gorman said. “The by the government agency products themselves are go- in charge, CMS. While their ing to be a lot less attractive benefits are being reduced

due to necessary cost cutting according to the administration, enrollees in these programs can take solace. In our professional opinion, at least enrollees have a �cap� on their potential Medicare expenses each year. Compare this to original Medicare, where retirees not only owe the 20% that Medicare does not cover for the $104.90 paid via Social Security reduction, but also the deductibles embedded in both parts A and B, totaling $1363. While certainly not the protection that people with available financial resources for the “real deal� insurance (Medigap), anytime a senior can protect their lifelong savings with a maximum “out of pocket� offered by these plans, they should take advantage of it. Comments and questions are welcome at or via phone at 901-389-7258. Still confused?Set up an appointment to come by our offices at 202 South Maple St. #B across from the Covington police department for a more detailed evaluation about your specific situation.

Wednesday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. - dining room Cookie walk – 10 a.m. – dining room Thursday Just so you know – 9:30 a.m. – dining room Bible study – 10 a.m. - dining room Intense exercise– 10 a.m. - gym Friday Exercise – 9:15 a.m. – dining room Creative aging – soft fire duo – 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 Houseâ€? Adult Day/ Respite Service- Helen’s House currently has openings offering a great opportunity for those with some degree of memory loss or dementia to have a safe and therapeutic experience while their family caregivers enjoy a time for personal business or other activities. Helen’s House is licensed by the State of Tennessee. Helen’s House is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call Anita at 476-1068 for more information or to receive a registration packet. Caregiver Wellness/Support Groups meet across Tipton County‌ All shared information is confidential--“What is said here, stays hereâ€?- meal contributions are requested and transportation is available on a limited basis. For more information please call 476-3333. •South Tipton caregiver wellness groupthis 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 groupthis group meet the third Tuesday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The facilitator is Mrs. Darlene Hopper Spaulding. 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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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 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

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CAMPGROUND U. M. CHURCH 3183 Drummonds Road Drummonds, TN 38023 837-4629 CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH 211 Main Street N Covington, TN 38019 476-8782

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

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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Anchors and reference points It goes without saying that in the theory of evolution is hedosociety is not static, but by its nistic and self-serving. There are very nature is moving denominations which and changing. Many have sold out to the things can affect how a world on the basis of population is altered. so called science and Shifting demographhave left their roots. ics, ethnic changes, Because there has been and global pressures an abandonment of the all can and do affect Word of God by many us. The politics and churches we have bethe moral climate of come a nation that calls our culture grow out itself Christian, but has of our anchors and forgotten what being PASTOR FREEMAN WEEMS reference points. It is Christian really means. FIRST BAPTIST ATOKA easily observable that Bible exposition has been America has made some replaced with entertainmajor shifts of direction both ment based ministry that cannot morally and politically. For inhelp but pander to the flesh. One stance, there was a time when we of America’s great preachers and expected our political leaders to writers, A. W. Tozer, wrote over be truthful. Honestly, most of us fifty years ago that we had come expect them to lie to us now and to a time when people would not we call it “spin.” Let’s leave the attend a meeting where God was political wranglings to someone the sole attraction. else and look at the moral shift we How can we measure where are experiencing. we are going morally? What The Bible stands in stark opdirection and how fast are we position to the concept of evolvmoving away from what we once ing morals. Men like to think held dear? The only way to do so that they decide what is moral is to measure from a fixed point and what is not, but that deciof reference, an anchor. Those ansion belongs only to God. Some chors by which we measure must evolutionists have been honest be fixed and unmovable. Differenough to state plainly their belief ent cultures and religions may

declare their standards, but the test of time has shown they too are moving. Much of our body of juris prudence is based on biblical morality. Freedom, rights of individuals, protection of women and children, as well as many other moral issues are addressed by the Bible. It is in the Judeo-Christian framework of morality that the most protection is afforded those least able to defend themselves. Morality makes or breaks a nation. When wickedness is accepted and held as normal, the direction morally is always downward. While, we as believers decry the decline, we must also recognize the opportunity. Just because someone is involved in what you may hold to be the worst sin ever known to man does not mean that they are beyond the grace of God. The decline is evident and the pace is increasing around us. That is no reason to surrender and compromise truth nor to become bitter and condemn sinners for living a life of sin. Hold the standard of morality and while doing seek to reach with the Gospel of Jesus Christ those who have missed the mark.

In Jesus prayer, He prayed for the unity of His followers. John 17: 20 Neither pray I for these (the twelve) alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Jesus said that his followers need to be one (united) so “that the world may believe that thou hast sent me”. There were several different missionaries in the African village. They had all contacted this older gentleman about joining their church. The gentleman lamented, ”I’m confused. I do not know what to believe. One teaches this, another teaches that. You do not even agree on how one is saved. Don’t you all serve the same God, believe in the same Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and claim to follow the same Bible? Doesn’t the Bible teach “there is one body (church Eph 1:22-23), and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Eph. 4:4-6)? Why don’t you all go back to America, get your stories straight and then come back and teach us the truth?” This elderly African gentleman had it right. 1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

So, what is the source of the religious division that exists today? It may come as a shock to some that denominationalism (Protestantism) and the numerous “churches” that now exist is not the way it has always been. The first formally acknowledged denomination is the Lutheran church and it did not appear on the scene until about 1517, less than 500 years ago. (There was actually one church until 1054. The church had already fallen away (apostatized) as predicted by Paul before it split in 1054. I Ti. 4: 1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. The split resulted in the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church.) Protestantism, also known as the Reformation movement, caught on like wildfire due to the dissatisfaction of its members with the apostate church and their desire to bring reforms to the apostate church.. Many of the mainline denominations came along in the next 200 years following the formation of the Lutheran church. Many of these have since splintered into even more divisions (denominations). For example, Wikipedia

lists over 60 different active Baptist denominations in the US alone. The word denomination according to means “a class or kind of persons or things distinguished by a specific name.” The first time the word, denomination, “meaning "religious sect" (is used) is 1716” according to A sect is ”any group, party, or faction united by a specific doctrine or under a doctrinal leader” according to Dictionary. com. As early as the first century, the seeds of denominationalism were being sown. The church in Corinth was plagued by those who wanted the church to split into different groups with different leaders. I Cor. 1: 10 ¶ Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I Co. 11: 18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. The church at Galatia was infiltrated by those introducing a new doc-


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A game of fellowship

Munford shortstop Taylor Ellison looks to put the tag Covington's Ethan Whitley as he slides into second base during action Sunday afternoon in Covington. Whitley was safe on the play and Covington won 12-5. Photos by Jeff Ireland

Munford, Covington baseball teams eat, worship together before game By JEFF IRELAND The Covington and Munford baseball teams have been rivals for a long time. But for a while Sunday the teams put their differences aside before taking to the field renew their rivalry. Before Sunday's baseball game in Covington between the Chargers and Cougars, which Covington won 12-5, the teams attended a church service at First Baptist in Covington and enjoyed a meal together. “We've been doing this for a while, attending a church service on Sunday before a baseball game, but this year we decided to invite Munford to do it with us,” said Covington coach David Sage. Sage said he hopes to make the event an annual tradition. “We may also try and expand it and make it an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) weekend,” Sage said. “Maybe invite a few more teams, have a Saturday night service and

play some more games.” The game was close for the most part until the Chargers (16-9) scored two runs in fifth and three more in the sixth to break the game open. Munford (9-14) led 1-0 before Covington plated seven runs in the bottom of the third. The Cougars scored four runs in the top of the fifth to get back in the game. A solo homer over the left field wall by Covington's John Michael Spoon highlighted Covington's third-inning outburst. T. A. Watson tripled, singled and drove in three runs to pace Covington's offense and Bradyn McClain was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. Dalton Carlton tripled, singled and drove in two. Ethan Whitley doubled in a pair of runs for the Chargers and Matt Folk and Hunter Taylor each doubled. Covington had eight extra-base hits. Brad Walker struck out six over 4.1 innings to earn the win for Covington. SEE FELLOWSHIP, PAGE B2

Covington's Dalton Carlton tries to avoid the tag of Munford first baseman Ty Gillespie during action Sunday. Carlton was picked off on the play.

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The Covington Boxing Club took a trip to Little Rock last weekend for Mid-South Golden Gloves Tournament and brought home four titles. Tyronza Boyd (156 pounds), Octavis Suggs (200), Jonathan Kindred (147) and Anthony Campbell (165) were the winners from Covington. The tournament is for junior 14-16-yearold boxers in the novice and open classifications, with open boxers advancing to the National Golden Gloves Tournament. Campbell, who competed in the open division, advances to the National Golden Gloves for the fifth straight year.

Brighton senior Kolten Childress, shown here hauling in a fly ball, hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh against Ripley Friday to force extra innings. BHS won it in the eighth, 11-10. Photo by Jeff Ireland

“It is just a matter of time until Anthony wins the nationals,” said Covington coach Jimmy Glover. “We had hoped that Anthony and his little brother Davion (Rudd) would get to compete in the nationals together, but it just didn't happen.” Glover said Rudd was the victim of some “home cooking.” “He won his first fight before losing a really bad decision in the finals,” Glover said. “Jonathan Forman ended up fighting a teammate. This is the first time they have put 15- and 16-year-olds in the same bracket.” Glover said all of his boxers performed well. “All the guys had a good tournament and I'm proud of all of them,” he said.

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Childress sparks dramatic Brighton rally vs. Ripley By JEFF IRELAND After dropping a pair district games to Dyer County earlier in the week, Brighton was in need of a win Friday night at home against Ripley. And they got it in dramatic fashion. Brighton scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings before Nate Newman came up with a two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the eighth for a wild 11-10 win. A three-run homer by Kolten Childress in the seventh was the

key hit that forced extra innings. The Cardinals (11-10) led 4-0 through three innings before Ripley rallied to take a 10-6 lead into bottom of the seventh. Newman was 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs and Colby Poston doubled, singled and drove in three runs. Bentley Jones and Matt Jacome each doubled and Brighton had six extra-base hits. Tanner McDivitt had a pair of hits and Chase Kidd added a single. Colton Hathcock struck out the side in the eighth, the only inning he pitched, to set up the dramatic finish and earn the win.

The Munford United Soccer Club girls teams were in Cookeville last weekend and both squads fared very well.The U18 girls made it to the semifinals and the U14 girls (pictured above) went all the way to the championship game on Sunday and came in second place. The U14 team is a new team just formed this spring. Pictured are, from left, front, Destiny Ballard, Lyndsie Ralyea,Madison Alexander, Kaitlyn Whelan, Morgan Self; back, assistant coach Robert Luttrell, Makayla Berndt, Madison Luttrell, Destany Bowman, Kirby Bradshaw, Brooklyn Gardiner, Riley Clark, Mattison Ping, Savannah Dickerson and head coach Bobby Chapman. Courtesy photo

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Chargers take out Collierville at AutoZone Park


The Chargers had four wins last week, taking a district contest from Haywood and a game each from Collierville and Munford. Players and fans got a treat last Wednesday with a “road� game at Memphis’ AutoZone Park where the Chargers defeated the Collierville Dragons 6-4. At the time the Dragons were ranked third in the regional “Dandy Dozen� and seventh in the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association statewide poll. A walk, three singles and a sacrifice fly got Collierville on the board 2-0 in

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Joseph Fulcher doubled in a pair of runs for the Cougars and Kyle Hindman doubled in a run. Kyle Kelly was 2 for 3 and Max Snyder had a single for Munford. Sage said he was pretty happy with his team's performance and was impressed with a young Munford team. “I think we're hitting the ball a little better now,â€? Sage said. “It's what you would expect with a senior group ‌ I think Munford's going to be very good in the near future.â€? Munford won at Millington on Friday, 8-2, behind an 11-hit attack. Fulcher was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI and Caleb Craig singled twice and drove in two to pace Munford. Ryan Haynes was 2 for 4 and Ty Gillespie tripled in a run. Snyder and Gunner Vines also singled and Sawyers doubled. Munford dropped a district doubleheader at Hardin County last Wednesday, 7-1 and 8-0. Hindman and Ellison had Munford's only two hits in the 8-0 loss. Six Munford errors spoiled a strong pitching performance from Fulcher, who struck out three and allowed just two hits over six innings. Fulcher and Vines had Munford's only two hits in the 7-1 loss.

the bottom of the second inning. Covington did not wait to respond, plating three in the top of the third inning to take a 3-0 lead that they did not surrender. John Michael Spoon doubled off the left field scoreboard to open the frame. Three successive walks produced a run and the first of Ethan Whitley’s two RBIs. Covington scored three more in the fourth. Brad Walker singled leading off, Jake Durham walked and Bradyn McClain brought them home with a sharp liner into the left-centerfield power alley. He would later score on a Whitley single. John Hayden Bowers (2-2) went the

distance for the win. After the two-run second inning, he blanked the Dragons until a walk and a two-out home run to left narrowed the gap to 6-4 in the seventh. The errorless defense helped out with an inning-ending 4-3 double play in the fifth and a silky-smooth 4-6-3 twin killing in the sixth. Bowers closed the game with a harmless pop up to short. For the game, he struck out four and walked three, allowing four earned runs on eight hits. The CHS offense was efficient, scoring six runs on eight hits. McClain was on base three times with two hits and a walk. He had two RBIs and scored a run. Brad Walker was 2 for

4 with a run scored. Dalton Carlton was 1 for 4 with an RBI. Haywood (10-8, 4-2, 15AA) was no match for the Covington offense on Thursday, falling 15-0 in 4 innings. Spoon improved to 3-0, allowing only two singles. T.A. Watson had a breakout day with four hits. The Tomcats stayed away from McClain’s hot bat, walking him three times. The move failed as Carlton picked McClain up and others with four RBIs. Covington will travel to Brighton tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and Ripley on Monday. Ripley comes to Covington on Tuesday.

Covington softball, track teams fare well By STEVE HOLT The Lady Chargers softball team continued to fare well in District 15-AA with a 10-0 win at Haywood on Thursday. Hannah Clifton picked up the win for Covington (6-15 overall, 4-1 district) in four innings. She struck out six and allowed three hits with no walks. Maddie Lane tossed a scoreless fifth for Covington. Treasury Poindexter added to her teamleading steal stats with a pair of steals. Malia Johnson scored twice while going 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs. Neely Glenn scored three times and Clifton helped herself with a double and two RBIs. Alli McDivitt contributed a hit, a run and an RBI. Raygen Escue singled and drove in two.

The JV downed Haywood 3-0. Maddie Lane recorded the win in a seven-inning shutout. Kiera Booker led the offense with a double, RBI, steal and a run scored. Kierra Williams doubled in a run. Heavenly Myers, Taylor Vickery and Natiasha Kent had a hit each, Deanna Hill added a steal and a run scored. In other CHS sports news: Covington's track teams competed at the Millington Quad meet on April 9. On the girls' side, Kate Armstrong placed third in the 800 meters (2:56). Alexis Johnson came in third in the 1,600 meters (6:50). The team of Alexis Johnson, Liz Adams, Camiria Commage and Chelsea Dye took second in the 4x200 relay. The boys' 4x100 relay team of Jalen

Grandberry, Damarcus Seaberry, T.J. Smith and Ky Anderson took second with a time of 44.04. Miller placed first in the 400 meters (56.20), as did Jhon Wes Walker in the 3200 meters(10:54). Ky Anderson was first (22.7) and Jalen Grandberry third (22.8) in the 200-meter dash. In the 4x400, Cam Adams, Bringle, Josh Herrera and Miller finished second (4:13). The 4x800 team of Sam Wauford, Mat Bringle, Herrera and Adams placed second (10:04). The 4x200 team of Davian Bates, Damarcus Seaberry, Smith and Anderson took second (1:34) and Walker came in second (4:56) in the 1600m run. Trey Williams took third in discus with a throw of 112.9 meters. Grandberry was third (11:14) in the 100 meter dash.

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Six from MHS chosen for governor's schools

Munford High School has six students who have been selected to participate in one of the 12 different governor's schools held at different universities across the state: Sierra Schulz, school for the agricultural sciences, the University of Tennessee, Martin; Virginia Deas, school for the arts, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro; Hannah Kelso, school for the arts, Samantha Smith, school for the arts, Miranda Austill, school for prospective teachers, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; and Haley Hughes, school for the humanities, University of Tennessee, Martin.These students competed with students from all over the state to be selected. The governor's schools will offer these selected gifted and talented students intensive learning experiences in an approximately four-to-five-week program this summer. Courtesy photo

Fall, summer registration at Dyersburg State ongoing Registration for summer and fall classes at Dyersburg State Community College is open now through April 20. Current students are encouraged to take advantage of priority registration for best class selection. Registration will be open for all new and readmitting students from April 21-August 26. Those wishing to register may do so at by clicking on the red “Apply Now” button. The site also provides information on courses available and degrees such as Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology (AIIT), Medical Informatics, Early Childhood Education, EMTParamedic, and Computer Information Technology (CIT). Also available are

Julie Brewer, a junior at Munford High School and daughter of Billy and Yvonne Howell, was selected to represent Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation at the Youth Leadership Summit in Nashville March 24-26. The Youth Leadership Summit is sponsored each year by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and is designed to acquaint students with the role of cooperatives and give them an opportunity to visit the state capital and view the legislative process in action. Brewer was one of only two students selected from the southwest region, made up of approximately 10 schools and four counties. Selection is based upon leadership skills and involvement in school and community activities. Courtesy photo

25 Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTP) programs such as accounting, agriculture, hstory, criminal justice, psychology and pre-health Professions. TTPs allow students to save money on tuition by taking their first two years at DSCC and then easily transferring to a four-year university or college to obtain their bachelor’s degree. DSCC offers programs at three convenient locations in West Tennessee. For more information on registration, contact a One-Stop Center at the Dyersburg campus at (731) 286-3350, the Gibson County Center in Trenton at (731) 855-1419, or the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County at (901) 475-3100.

RABIES CLINIC 2014 Important notice to dog and cat owners, all dogs and cats 3 months of age must be vaccinated and registered with Tipton County Animal Shelter. This is a state law. The vaccination clinics have been set up throughout the county at a reduced price of $17.00 for each dog and cat. After which the rates will return to normal fee of $21.00. Local Vets of Tipton County will be on site to give the vaccination. VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULE Wednesday April 9, 2014 Friday April 25, 2014 3:30 Leigh’s Chapel 4:00 Mt. Carmel 4:00 Erwin’s Grocery 5:30 Clopton Gin 5:00 Holly Grove Presbyterian Wednesday April 16, 2014 12:00-2:30 Cobb Parr Park

Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30 Brighton Comm. Center 1:30 Burlison Gin

Thursday April 17, 2014 2:30 Randolph Meth. Church 3:00 Giltedge Community Center 4:30 Bucksnort Grocery

Friday May 2, 2014 1:15 Gift Gin 2:00 Hwy. 59/14 SE Corner 3:00 Gainsville Byrd Welding

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:00 Atoka City Hall

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00 Munford City Hall 1:30 Fastimes Hwy. 14

Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:00 Drummonds Fire Dept. You May Contact the Tipton County Animal Shelter For More Information 837-5919 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Charger Beat Best of the Preps Congratulations to five CHS basketball players for their selection to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps for the 2013-14 season. These players were instrumental in both teams reaching the sectional round this year. Lady Chargers seniors LeShaundra Somerville and Janeika Mason were picked along with sophomore Treasury Poindexter. Two Charger boys made the A-AA team: junior Bobby Shanks and sophomore Malcolm Taylor. Yearbooks Yearbooks are on sale for the final price of $75 through May 1. Extra books will not be ordered. Students must make their second payment for a yearbook by

April 30 or they will not receive a book. There are no refunds. Senior ads are on sale through May 16. Ads are priced as follows; quarter page $45; half page $90; threefourths page $135 and full page $150. A video message may be added to any of the prices for $10. Anyone with questions may contact sponsor Paige Warmath at pwarmath@tipton-county. com or call 475-5850. Tutoring Students failing any class as of the Feb. 6 progress reports have an option for tutoring and credit recovery. For those in need, contact Guidance. Honors night Honors night ceremonies are scheduled for

April 17 at 6 p.m. Scholarships available The Tipton County Junior Auxiliary offers a $1,000 scholarship to a senior entering college this fall who majors in a child-related field. Applications are available in the guidance department.The MTSU Biology Department is offering four scholarships for freshman biology majors entering school in the fall of 2014. See Guidance for details. ACT tutoring ACT tutoring is available from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday each week.That is all for this week. See you next time on The Charger Beat. - Steve Holt

FARM LAND 81 & 65 acres- MULTI-USE Hwy. 51 south of Hwy. 59; Covington


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Galilee M.B Church is looking for a fulltime Musician to work closely with the Choir. Must be Able & willing to assist in learning new songs. Available for outings. Contact Pastor Clester Johnson 901-496-6216 or Stanley Maclin (Chairman) 901-262-4038.

Smyrna Baptist Church is searching for a (paid) parttime Music Director. Musical background &/or studies desired. Send resumes to: Smyrna MUSIC P. O. Box 105 Burlison, TN 38015

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House for Sale. Built in 2009, 3BR/2BA on 1.3 acres. $112,900. Call Joshua @ 901517-6069.


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The Town of Brighton, Tennessee is accepting applications for a full time public works / maintenance position. Knowledge of or prior experience with water systems and operation of heavy equipment is required. Duties include reading water meters, operating heavy equipment, and repair of water / sewer lines. Applications are available at Brighton Town Hall, 139 North Main Street, Brighton, TN 38011.

The Town of Brighton, Tennessee is accepting applications for the position of Town Recorder / CMFO. This is a full time position and requires a 2 or 4 year accounting degree, or equivalent. A CMFO certification is required or the applicant will be required to obtain after hire. Duties include payroll, accounts payable, preparation of the Town’s budget, general office, and overseeing the water/ sewer billing department and municipal court. Applications are available at Brighton Town Hall, 139 North Main Street, Brighton, TN 38011.




JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation has an opening for a Journeyman Lineman in its Covington District. General Specifications are as follows: Must have completed a recognized apprentice program such as SELCAT or TVPPA. Must have knowledge and experience regarding distribution and line work and electrical equipment generally required of a Journeyman Lineman. Transmission experience helpful, but not required. Knowledge of Rural Utility Service construction specifications helpful. Must have a valid Class A CDL with a current health card. Must reside within 20 mins. of Southwest’s District office in Covington at 1800 Hwy 51 South, Covington, TN 38019, or be willing to relocate. Required to perform standby duty outside of normal business hours. Subject to irregular hours during emergencies. Benefits include health, dental, life, and LTD insurance, 401K, paid vacation, sick leave and Holidays. Applications may be submitted at any STEMC office or downloaded from our website at and e-mailed to by Friday, April 18th 2014. An equal opportunity employer male/female/disabled.

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DRIVERS! No experience? No problem! 14-day, local training in Dyersburg, TN to earn great pay, benefits, job security. Placement assistance & student tuition loans available. Call 1-800423-8820 or go to www. for training opportunity with DRIVETRAIN, 119 E.L. Morgan Drive in Jackson.

HELP WANTED CDL Driver Class A Call 901-237-9471 901-652-4892 MISC. HELP WANTED


BUSHHOGGER NEEDED for slightly overgrown pasture. Brighton area.

901-568-7456 MISC. PETS & SUPPLIES 202 Happy Jack® Flex enhance: relieves joint & muscle pain in dogs. Contains Mother Nature’s flea repellent. West Tennessee Livestock Supply (476-4419).



Hay For Sale. Horse quality. Tifton 44. Dry stored, clean square bales $4.00ea. Rolls 4x4 net wrapped $40ea. Ripley Cell 731-571-5993.



FORMAL GOWNS. (PROM DRESSES) Adult - 1 short (red w/-rhinestones) small $35, 2 floor length, 1-strapless black sparkly, Medium $25, 1 peach sparkly, large $20. Call 901-832-0226. Pick up in Covington or Munford.






51 Pawn Shop buys scrap gold. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings - We buy guns too!!! 837-2274.

I Buy Junk Cars & Trucks Call Sam 901-351-8025

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PCS is a community mental health agency providing outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services to children and adults with locations in Covington, Ripley, Somerville, Millington, Brownsville, and Dyersburg. Our staff includes adult & child psychiatrists, behavioral health nurses, case managers, therapists, and pharmacists. PCS is accepting resumes for front-desk office specialist to work in Millington clinic- competitive salary with daytime hours and good benefits. Responsible for greeting clients, scheduling appointments, answering phone, collecting payments, data entry, and opening charts. Healthcare experience preferred. Please send resumes to or fax to 901-313-1142.

News tip? Story idea? Call 476-7116

COMM./INDUST. PROPERTY FOR RENT 802 For Rent: Church located at 2086 Atoka/Idaville Rd. Atoka, TN. Sanctuary, 4 classrooms and fellowship hall. Available March 1, 2014. For appointment or further information contact Mr. Vann @ 901-871-6072. For rent: Doctors office building, approx. 2400 sq. feet. 534 Munford Atoka Ave. Munford, TN. Please call 371-6004 or 581-2892.


Broadmeadow Apartments 150 Peeler Rd., Covington, TN ~Section 8 Assistance~ Now Accepting Applications: For 2 BR, 3 BR, Elderly 62+ & Handicap Accessible Apts. We will process applications on Wednesday’s ONLY.



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2 BR/1 BA house for rent in Brighton for $650/month. Also large 1 BR apartment in Munford for $450 month. Bob 487-9076 or 840-2464. 3BD/1BA home on 1/2 acre. CHA workshop. Brighton High. $650/mo. $650/dep. Employment required 901-4612315. 3BD/ 2BA 134 Simonton Covington. $600/mo. $300/dep. Section 8 accepted 901-2627253. Nice Quite Country Living: 2BR/1BA on private property 417 Pickens Rd. in Mason. Available April 15th $500mo./$500dep. 901-476-6960/901-212-1425. TWO-AND-THREEBEDROOM Townhomes in Brighton. Excellent schools. Call 901-832-3221. Section 8 not available.

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 903 3BD/2BA Doublewide on 2 acres. Brighton schools. Newly remolded. $775/mo. $775/dep. 901-239-6566. Brighton Area 2BR/1BA Applanices/-water furnished. $525/mo. $525/dep. 901-4761538. Mobile Home for rent 3BD/2BA large kitchen/living area. 51 Melrose Rd. $800/mo. Call Ryan 901-604-1786. Mobile Home for rent: 2BR/2BA Brighton schools. Dunlap community. $500/mo. $500/dep. 901-239-6566.



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THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014▪ B5 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed December 15, 2008 by DAVID DAJNOWSKI, a married man and Crystal Dajnowski, a married woman to John C. Clark, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of TIPTON County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1420, Page 743, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 commencing at 10:00 AM, at the Front (North) Door of the Courthouse, Covington, TIPTON County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of TIPTON, State of Tennessee. Beginning at a point in the center line of Burkhardt Road, said point being the Northwest corner of stakes tract (see Deed Book 486, Page 498 of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee), and being a corner of said 11.5 acre tract herein described; thence Eastwardly along said center line of road a distance of 145.0 feet to the Southwest corner of Jones (see Deed Book 486, Page 253, of said Register Office); thence North 7° West 986.72 feet to a point in the South line of Witherington; thence along said South line to North 85 degrees 45 minutes west 408.5 feet to an angle point in Witherington; thence South 8°, 10 minutes East, 222.5 feet to the Northeast corner of Mortgage (see Deed Book 497, Page 255, of said Register’s Office); thence with Morgan’s East line South 6° 59 minutes East, 1324.08 feet to a point; thence North 32° 54 minutes East 237.5 feet to a point in the West line of Stackes; thence with Stackes West line Northeastwardly a distance of 350 feet to the point of beginning. Tax Parcel ID: 093-037.10 Property Address: 548 Burkhardt Road, Drummonds, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 2339-112549-FC Published: April 3, April 10, April 17 Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company/David Dajnowski

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 January 17, 2008, executed by Aaron C. Thomas and Jamie J. Thomas, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee recorded January 28, 2008, in Deed Book 1380, Page 740-753; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP 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 8, 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: LOT 36, OLIVER WOODS SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET H, SLIDE 443, OF THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO AARON C. THOMAS AND WIFE, JAMIE J. THOMAS BY WARRANTY DEED BEING FILED FOR RECORD SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH. TO THE FIRST DEED OF TRUST BEING FILED FOR RECORD SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH. JAMIE J. THOMAS, WIFE OF AARON C. THOMAS JOINS HEREIN FOR THE

PURPOSE OF GRANTING, BARGAINING, SELLING, CONVEYING AND CONFIRMING AND DOES HEREBY GRANT, BARGAIN, SELL, CONVEY AND CONFIRM UNTO THE PARTY OF THE SECOND PART, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, ALL RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND INTERESTS OF EVERY KIND, CHARACTER AND DESCRIPTION WHATSOEVER, WHICH SHE NOW HAS OR HEREAFTER MAY ACQUIRE BY VIRTUE OF HER MARRIAGE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HOMESTEAD AND ANY INTEREST IN THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY AS ALL OR A PART OF AN ELECTIVE SHARE OF A SURVIVING SPOUSE AS PROVIDED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, BUT THE SAID JAMIE J. THOMAS DOES NOT JOIN IN THE COVENANTS AND WARRANTIES OF THIS INDENTURE AND IS NOT IN ANY WAY OBLIGATED FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE INDEBTEDNESS SECURED HEREBY. TAX ID NUMBER: D07; 127LA; 036.00 Parcel ID: 127LA-36.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 65 N Oleta Ave, Atoka, TN 38004. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Aaron C. Thomas and Jamie J. Thomas OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #68847: 2014-04-10 2014-04-17, 2014-04-24

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, TIPTON COUNTY WHEREAS, Nathan A. Howe and Darla R. Taylor Howe executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for First Citizens National Bank, Lender and Katie Winchester, Trustee(s), which was dated September 13, 2005 and recorded on September 22, 2005, Book 1232, Page 497, and subsequently assumed on May 18, 2009 by Mary L Brown and William R Brown, SR, via loan assumption agreement recorded July 23, 2009 at Book 1446, Page 189-190 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 1, 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: Lot 18, Section B, Whippoorwill Estate Subdivision, as shown on plat of record in Plat Cabinet A, Slide 161 in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Being the same property conveyed from Nathan A. Howe and Darla R. Taylor Howe to Mary Lou Brown and William R. Brown by warranty deed recorded in Book 1446, Page 188 in the said Register’s Office. Being the same property conveyed herein from Edward Earl Howe and Eva Bernadette Howe to via Warranty Deed recorded in

Book 1232, Page 496 in the said Register’s Office.

Published: April 24

Parcel ID Number: 125K B 018.00 Address/Description: 313 Whippoorwill Circle, Millington, TN 38053. Current Owner(s): Mary Lou Brown. Other Interested Party(ies): Midland Funding LLC as assignee of FNCB Newport News.

Green Tree Servicing LLC/Susan Pemberton

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.: 14-00601 10apr3w

TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed May 25, 2006 by Susan Pemberton (married) to Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1281, Page 285*, and the owner of the debt secured, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.. as trustee on behalf of CWABS Asset-Backed Certificates Trust 2006-8, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, May 1, 2014 commencing at 10:00 AM, at the Front (North) Door of the Courthouse, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of Tipton, State of Tennessee. The following described property situate in the City of Covington, County of Tipton, and State of Tennessee, to wit: The following described real estate lying and being in the 1st Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee, and thus described: Beginning at an 80 penny nail final in the centerline of Solo Road (50’ R.O.W.) at the northeast corner of Daniel Bucey’s Lot (680/384) said point being an east interior corner of Hazel A. Hill’s property recorded in Deed Book 659, Page 506, then north 03°38’52” east, 170.37 feet along the said centerline to the intersection of the centerline of Rayburn Road (50’ R.O.W.); then north 05°50’32” west, 45.95 feet along the centerline of Rayburn Road to the northeast corner of this partition; then leaving the road and running north 88°14’53” west along the north line of this partition, and passing an iron pin set at 23.33 Feet, but continuing for a total distance of 300.00 feet to an iron pin set for the northwest corner; then south 01°43’02” west, 225.00 feet along the west line of this partition to an iron pin set in Bucey’s north line; then south 88°16’58” east along Bucey’s north line following the alignment of a post and wire fence and passing an iron pin found at 275.31 feet, but continuing for a total distance of 300.00 feet to the point of beginning, encompassing 68,152 square feet or 1.56 acres of land, more or less. According to survey of Raymond E. Pittman, P.O. Box 1218, Munford, TN 38058, dated October 16, 1992. *Subject to Court Order of record in Record Book 1550, Page 757, to include the title interest of Helen Black and Paul Pemberton. Tax Parcel ID: 24/25.05 Property Address: 947 Solo Road, Covington, TN. Other Interested Parties: Paul Pemberton; Helen Black All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 7134-112334-FC

April 10, April 17,

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3230 Estate of ERLINDA N. BECKETT, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on March 28, of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of ERLINDA N. BECKETT, who died 12/20/2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be 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

cause. 2. That immediate custody of the parties’ minor children be granted to the Petitioner pending the outcome of the Petition for Change of Custody; 4. That the Court appoint a Guardian ad Litem to conduct an investigation and make a report to the Court should the court deem it necessary; 5. That proper notice publish to the putative father whose identity is unknown stating that this matter is pending and that he should come forward and protect his rights. 6. That sole custody ofthe minor children be awarded to the Petitioner based upon the facts set forth above; 7. That the child henceforth be known as Jaydon Lee Pelcha. 8. For general, further and other relief as to which the Petitioner may be entitled. Respectfully submitted, THE MONROE FIRM, P.L.L.C. William M. Monroe (#4761) Attorney for Petitioner 6000 Poplar Ave suite 250 Memphis, TN 38119 (901)202-4747 STATE OF TENNESSEE COUNTY OF SHELBY

(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

We, Jason Lee Pelcha and Kassandra Dawn White, having been duly sworn, make oath that the facts and matters set forth above are true and correct. We also ask the Court to approve the prayers set forth above as they are in the best interests of Jaydon Lee White.

(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. JOYCE . TURNER JO ANN RYE CO-ADMINISTRATORS VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE 110 COVINGTON, TN 38019 10apr2wp

NOTICE OF HEARING Jason Lee Pelcha and Kassandra Dawn White VS. Father of Jaydon Lee White, Respondent JUVENILE COURT CLERK TIPTON COUNTY COVINGTON, TENN . To: Father of Jaydon Lee White Whereabouts unknown You are hereby notified that the Petition for Custody has been set for hearing on the day of May 7, 2014. at 9:00 a.m. in the Juvenile Court of Tipton County. Tennessee. Covington, Tennessee. William Monroe. Esq. 6000 Poplar Avenue Suite 250 Memphis, TN 38103 901-202-4747 Cc: Court Clerk & Master IN THE TIPTON COUNTY, JUVENILE COURT In Re: Jaydon Lee White DOB 6/1212013 Jason Lee Pelcha DOB 9/2/1983 and Kassandra Dawn White DOB 3/27/1993, Co-Petioners, PETITION for CUSTODY COME NOW your Petitioners, Jason Lee Pelcha and Kassandra Dawn White and in support of this Petition as to Custody of the Minor Child, Jaydon Lee White would state as follows: 1. Petitioner is a resident citizen of Tipton County, Tennessee and is not the biological father ofthe minor child, Jaydon Lee White, who is presently under one years of age. 2. Co-Petitioner is a resident citizen of Tipton County, Tennessee and is the biological mother of the child and has never been married to the Co-petitioner. 3. The Mother’s and child’s address for the last four months was 419 Rayburn Road, St. Louis, Missouri 4. The Mother’s and child’s address from the date ofthe child’s birth until four month’s ago was 2006 Detroit Road, Burlison, Tennessee. 5. The Mother and Co-Petitioner does not know who is the biological father ofthe child and no one has claimed to be the biological father. 6. The Mother and Co-Petitioner does not have a current residence, is unemployed and has no means to care for or raise the minor child. 7. The Mother and Co-Petitioner states that Jason Pelcha has formed a bond with the minor child and is fully able and willing to care for Jaydon Lee White. 8. Jason Lee Pelcha states that he is of good moral character and that he has the means and desire to properly raise and care for Jaydon Lee White 9. Jason Lee Pelcha states that he has formed an emotional bond with Jaydon Lee White and that your Co-Petitioner desires to have permanent custody of the child and to assume the role of father with the child. 10. The Mother and Co-Petitioner states that she desires to surrender permanent custody of Jaydon Lee White to Jason Pelcha as it is in the child’s manifest best interests to do so. WHEREFORE PREMISES CONSIDERED Petitioner prays: I. That this Petition be filed in this

STATE OF TENNESSEE, TIPTON COUNTY WHEREAS, Michael Fincher, Denise Cowle and Paige Fincher executed a Deed of Trust to Trustmark National Bank, Lender and James E. Shumaker, Jr., Trustee(s), which was dated April 13, 2006 and recorded on April 21, 2006, Book 1270, Page 479, 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, Regions Bank successor by merger with Regions Mortgage, 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 6, 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: Lot 27, Section B, Chisolm Trails Subdivision, as shown on plat of record in Plat Cabinet B, Slides 114 and 115, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Parcel ID Number: 110B A 02400 000 Address/Description: 68 Chisolm Trail, Atoka, TN 38004. Current Owner(s): Michael Fincher and Denise Cowle. Other Interested Party(ies): Riverwalk Holdings, LTD, as assignee of Cornwell Tools. 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.: 14-06513 10apr3w

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3231 Estate of CHARLES EDWARD BENNETT, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 1, of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of CHARLES EDWARD BENNETT, who died 1/2/2014, 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 Estate must come forward and make proper settlement wit the undersigned at once. CHARLOTTE OVERALL EXECUTRIX VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE 110 COVINGTON, TN 38019 17apr2wp

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2014PR-3233 Estate of WARREN L. STURDIVANT, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 9, of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of WARREN L. STURDIVANT, who died 2/6/2014, 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. JUDY TURNER JANE S. TALLANT CO-EXECUTOR VIRGINIA GRAY, CLERK AND MASTER 1801 S. COLLEGE ST., SUITE 110 COVINGTON, TN 38019 17apr2wp

VEHICLE AUCTION Whaley’s Auto Repair and Towing 815 Whaley Rd Covington, TN 38019 901-734-7910 Auction on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00 am. For the following vehicles: 1HFTE3549C4503878 - 2012 Honda TRX JSLAK47B462106480 - 2006 Kawasaki KS4 1FMZU63E52UA87181 - 2002 Ford Explorer 1B7HM06YXKS143274 - 1989 Dodge W100 1NXAE04E9PZ070719 - 1993 Toyota Corolla 1GNDT13W412103014 - 2001 Chevrolet Blazer 1HGES16591L051474 - 2001 Honda Civic 1GTCS136458224295 - 2005 GMC Canyon Vehicles will be sold to highest bidder. 17apr1w

THE LEADER• Thursday, April 17, 2014 • B6 REQUEST FOR TITLE


Request for title is being made on a 1986 Chevrolet S10 VIN# 1GCBS14E7G2176833 Anyone holding an interest in this vehicle please notify: Russell Keith 3720 Munford Giltedge Rd. Munford, TN 38058 by certified mail within 10 days of this publication.

A public meeting of the Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals will be held on April 28, 2014 at the Tipton County Justice Building, 1801 South College Street, Covington, TN, at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to act on the following: Lucille (Crowder) Brown is requesting a Variance to permit the placement of a Single Wide Mobile Home in an R-1 Zoning District on one acre. The property is located at 332 Obie Brown Road, Millington, TN 38053, and is located on Tax Map 125, Parcel 61.00.


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PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Mayor and Alderman of the City of Munford, TN will hold a special called meeting on Monday April, 28th 2014 at 7 P.M. at City Hall to consider the passage of Ordinance 2014-03-02 (Establishing new Water and Sewer Rates and Fees). This meeting will be held prior to the Second and Final Reading of this Ordinance. Copies may be viewed at Munford City Hall during normal office hours. City of Munford, TN Renee Wooten City Recorder/Treasurer 17apr1w

The Tipton County Election Commission hereby notifies the voters of Tipton County that Mr. Robert “Bob” Pike has withdrawn from the race for Constable in the 6th District of the county. TCA 2-5-101 (i) (3) states that if an incumbent withdraws on the day of the withdrawal deadline, the qualifying deadline for that office must be extended 7 days. Therefore the qualifying deadline for any party wishing to file a petition to run for Constable in District 6 is extended until NOON on Thursday, April 17. The withdrawal date is extended until NOON on April 21st.


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

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Individual Name: Mary Roxanne Couch Business Name: Roxanne’s Place The business is located at 2791 Wilkinsville Road, Drummonds, TN 38023 and the nearest church is New Beginnings which is situated approximately 2,280 feet from the establishment, which is on the West side of Wilkinsville Road. A hearing will be held on this application Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Tipton County Executive, Jeff Huffman. Tipton County Beer Commission Steve Bringle, Chairman, Wayne Cole, L.K. Dyson, Tommy Hill.

BEER NOTICE The following has made application for a license to sell beer for on and off premises consumption in Tipton County: Individual Name: Charles Triplett Business Name: Southern Comfort The business is located at 4904 Hwy. 51 S., Brighton, TN 38011 and the nearest church is Smith Grove MB Church which is situated approximately 6700 feet from the establishment, which is on the east side of Hwy. 51. A hearing will be held on this application Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Tipton County Executive, Jeff Huffman.


NOTICE TO BIDDERS The City of Covington Public Works / Utilities Department are seeking bids for the annual supply of the following categories of items: Category:

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Pursuant to TCA 67-5-2507 Tipton County, Tennessee sold nine (9) parcels of property on April 8, 2014. Tipton County now publishes the following list of properties sold:

Tipton County Beer Commission Steve Bringle, Chairman, Wayne Cole, L.K. Dyson, Tommy Hill.


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Bid packages will include: Cast in place concrete footing foundation and slab; Masonry; Roof framing; Finish roof; HVAC; Plumbing; Electrical; Fire suppression; Vinyl composition tile; Acoustical ceiling tiles; and Painting. Sealed bids will be opened on April 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Highway South, Covington, Tennessee 38019.

What if

The following has made application for a license to sell beer for on and off premises consumption in Tipton County:


The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for the construction of six (6) class rooms/safe rooms at Atoka Elementary School.

Bid Opening Date:


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Thursday May 15, 2014


Gas, Water, Sewer Inventory

Thursday May 15, 2014


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Thursday May 15, 2014


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The period of supply will be from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2015. Please call Robert Simpson for specific information about each category at (901) 476-7191. Bids will be accepted until the Scheduled Bid Opening Date at which time bids will be opened publicly. Bid envelopes shall be sealed and conspicuously marked on the outside “Sealed Bid: Annual Supply (category for which you are bidding)” to avoid premature opening. Each bid must be in a separate envelope, and marked correctly. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive the bidding formalities in the best interest of the City. 3apr2w


Arnold McIntyre: Property #5 - Cash due prior to transfer of $807.00. Jerry Williams: Property #9 - Cash due prior to transfer of $3,000.00. Richard Boyland: Property #11 - Cash due prior to transfer of $2,020.00. Chris Trimble: Property #12 - Cash due prior to transfer of $1,300.00. Thomas Blackwell: Property #17 - Cash due prior to transfer of $1,500.00. Tim & Robert Hanks: Property #18. Cash due prior to transfer of $1,500.00. Odell Murray: Property #20 - Cash due prior to transfer of $2,500. Rufus Albritton: Property #23 - Cash due prior to transfer of $700.00. Any interested purchaser may increase the original bid by submitting a Re-Bid. In order to accept the Re-Bid, such Re-Bid must increase the original bid by ten percent (10%) or more than the original bid listed above and be received in the Building Inspector’s Office located at 220 Highway 51 North, Suite #3 in Covington by no later than 4:30 pm on April 28, 2014. Tipton County shall conduct a Bid Off for any property for which there is a qualifying Re-Bid. There shall be a Bid Off to determine the highest and best bidder at the Building Inspector’s Office on April 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm. 17apr1w

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The Civil War in Tipton County By RUSSELL BAILEY Tipton County Historian Murder of Joseph C. Bragg at Covington From May 9, 1862 through September 1865, Tiptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Circuit Court did not convene due to the war. Judge Alexander W. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fatal stabbing of Anthony Bledsoe on Oct. 1, 1863, was considered self-defense. Another killing in Tipton occurred a couple of weeks later. Joseph C. Bragg was a Virginia native born in 1825. In 1860, he was a farm overseer for Col. Bartlett M. Browderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 500-acre plantation in District 12. Bragg was not married. By 1863, he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;supervising a number of newly-freed slaves on his uncleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm near Covington.â&#x20AC;? A Union soldier from Fort Pillow wrote the following on Nov. 3, 1863 for publication in the Newark, N. J., Daily Advertiser: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The week before last 107 of us followed (Confederate) guerrillas toward Jackson for 4 days; almost immediately on our return we were ordered into Tipton County to look for Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gang reported to be near Portersville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We left Fort Pillow at 5 a.m. and ferried across the

Hatchie River in a flat boat 5 horses at a time with a citizen guide rode to Portersville got there at 5 a.m. where we did not find any rebels; rained and cold we were nearly frozen; left the next morning at daylight we started for Covingtonâ&#x20AC;Śentering the town there at 3 p.m.; found the citizens turned out about to hang a Negro for killing his master; he had made a full confession of his guilt to a jury of 12 men summoned for the occasion, and they decided to hang him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The circumstances as I then learned from the Sheriff were as follows: â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A man named Bragg who lived near town, had incurred the displeasure of the guerillas by guiding us to their campsâ&#x20AC;Śand as he was known to have sums of money, two of Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s men formed a plan to rob and murder him. The men named Davis and Shaver were formerly his neighbors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;On Tuesday night they succeeded in getting the Negro (Peter Bragg) to entice (Joseph) Bragg a short distance from the house when he was seized by all three, dragged to the woods near by and made to say where his money was. He promised to do so if they would spare his life but they refused. Shot him down and then beat his brains out with clubs, and to make

doubly sure work Davis tied aâ&#x20AC;Śbelt around his neck and twisted it till the head was nearly severed from the body. They then stripped it, divided the clothes, then threw the mangled results in a hole, returned to the house and found $1,800 which the two white men carried off and leaving the Negro to care for himself. On being asked the next day where his master was the black brute was confused and told different stories which led to his arrest and he made the above confession after close questioning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We staid all night in town and returned to the fort the next day.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Peter Bragg had been promised $500 or his part in the crime. The Memphis Bulletin newspaper of Nov. 4,1863 reported: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Col. Moore arrived from Fort Pillow about this time and it was expected that he would take the slave out of the hands of the citizens, but on learning the circumstances of the case, he assisted them in their purpose and the slave was executed.â&#x20AC;? For the next four weeks, Tiptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sheriff, deputies and constables searched for Peter Braggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partners in crime. Continued next week.


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Mt. Carmel-Clopton Elaine Watkins It's a cloudy Monday afternoon. It was stormy last night with nine-tenths of an inch of rain here; more other places. And there are still chances of rain this afternoon and frost warning tonight. Wow! Lyla spent last weekend with us and I couldn't type a column because every time I'd come back to the computer she wanted to type. So I let her! We had interviews at the Soil Conservation District office last Tuesday and hired a new soil technician. I was glad to get that done. We had several good candidates, but think we will be happy with our choice! That night I went to the meeting for everyone going on the Scotland-Ireland trip in October. I want to go on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, especially since it now includes Wales, where the Weirs are from, if I can get up the nerve for another flight! I hate flying but this will be my fourth time, the first over the ocean. If you are interested call me, as we are still filling up spots! We celebrated Elizabeth's birthday Thursday night with ham, baked beans, tater salad, rolls and almond cake with butter cream icing. Lyla came over and helped me make the icing and I'm teaching her how to decorate. I played "Happy Birthday" on my dulcimer, which I'd hidden from Lyla so far and we all sang to her. Then Lyla had to play with the dulcimer. She's excited about her fourth birthday coming up on Easter Sunday. It will have a "Frozen" theme. Friday, I made Gary Steele's strawberry cake with cream cheese icing for his birthday, which is the same day as Liz. Happy birthday to him, and to Skip Baskin on the 11th. That night, on Liz's actual birthday, they all went to eat supper and shop in Memphis, while Pam Tankersley and I saw Chris Sommers from the Leon Russell Band, and the Stone Family from Sly and the Family Stone at the Ag Center in Memphis. The Stone Family sang all the old â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s hits and the crowd knew the words and sang along! It was so much fun!

Almyra Libby Click Hi everyone. Easter is upon us; a day all Christians observe in remembrance of our Lord and Saviorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resurrection. Easterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date changes each year because it is always the first Sunday following a full moon after the March equinox, or the Sunday after March 21, or one week later if the full moon falls on Sunday. Whenever the date falls, we have all been so richly blessed. Well, I finally got around to raking up and burning some leaves Saturday. It was such a beautiful day. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a few more to do, but I love it. My grandson, Luke Scott, did get my grass cut over the weekend, too. Thanks, Luke! Addie and I went to Three Star's breakfast Saturday morning. It was very good! Thanks to all who worked so hard. Saturday afternoon, Almyra was also blessed with the presence of the Memphis High Tailors Bicycle Club, benefiting the Church Health Center of Memphis, which provides healthcare for the working uninsured. According

to Cathy Lyon, the club has 300 riders. Some ride 20, 40 or 60 miles. They also honor Mr. Charles Finny, now deceased 17 years, but began riding in the 1950s for this same reason. One gentleman, Logan Ward, said he had ridden over 6,000 miles. It was a very inspiring sight with such a meaningful purpose. Last Friday, I joined my sister in Memphis at the Hilton for the Founderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Luncheon presented by the Salvation Army Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxilliary. The guest speaker was Charlotte Jones Anderson, whose father owns the Dallas Cowboys. Mrs. Anderson spoke concerning how passion and compassion have shaped the Dallas Cowboys. It was a very enlightening event. Growing up in Memphis, my sister and I played often at the downtown Salvation Army on Alabama Street, as we lived one block over. Various conversations brought back a lot of good old memories. Salem Presbyterian Church Worship is at 11a.m.

The monies collected benefited the Memphis-Shelby County Fire Fighters and I always buy their tickets when they call. The girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gifts class of young ladies at the Covington Church of Christ fixed a luncheon and hosted a baby shower for Lily Evans, daugter of John and Tessa Evans of Kentucky and granddaughter of John and Cammy Evans. We were all so happy to finally see little Lily and she had a big shower! It was a great success for the girls. James and I rode over to see Rob Danielson Sunday afternoon because he had seven baby turkeys hatch! I'd never seen baby turkey. They are so cute! We always like to go to his house - it's like a petting zoo! Chris Laxton has been walking around on two broken legs for three weeks and just now found out they were broken. The doctor was amazed. He's healing now from a fall on the ice three weeks ago. Bobbie Deen, Donna Sonwineski, Carmen Starck, Heath Billings, Dr. Jesse Cannon, Keith McCalla, Lillie Mae Smith and so many more are on our prayers list, along with all servicemen and women. Sympathy is extended to Marlene Brown in the death of her cousin, Albert Talley; and to Judy Randolph in the death of her cousin, Glenda Wright; those families have my prayers. Congratulations to Tim and Ginger Sallee on the birth of a grandson, Nolan Kade Carter, on March 18 to daughter Randi and her husband, Clifton Carter. He joins sister Lena and brother Jaxton, and proud uncle, Matt Sallee. The birthday party at Covington Manor will be on the 19th at 2 p.m. The devotional at Covington Care will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday. All the children and chaperones head off to Lads to Leaders and Leaderettes this weekend, which is Easter weekend. Best wishes to them for success and lots of trophies; they have worked hard all year getting ready.

Happy birthday for two weeks to Briley Bringle on April 5, Judy Randolph and Helen Moore on April 6, Denise Cartwright on the 8th, Sherri Kidd (and twin Terri Barber) on the 9th, Abby Smith on the 10th, Elizabeth Harrell on the 11th, Bonita Rogers and Corey Cartwright on the 12th, Richard Shankle on the 15th, George Watkins on the 17th, Alan Kinningham and Mitchell Rogers on the 18th and Ashley Whaley and Ann Chapman on the 19th! Happy anniversary to Jerry and Kelley Melton on April 1 and Benny and Hope Collins on the 19th! Happy birthday for two weeks at Clopton United Methodist Church to Roger May and Carolyn Sue Williamson on April 5, Hunter Twisdale on the 6th, Joseph James and Cindi Twisdale on the 8th, Tara McClelland on the 12th, Morgan James on the 14th, Ryan Twisdale on the 15th, Miranda Finley on the 16th and Abby Mallery on the 17th! The Easter egg hunt will be Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at the church. Volunteers and individually wrapped candy are needed. The annual blood drive will be on Easter from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Eddie Stafford Sr. is collecting children's coats for Reelfoot or the Hub and making crosses for lawns. Contact him at 387-7691 for information on either event. There will be Easter sunrise services with breakfast at 8 a.m. and Easter music at the 11 a.m. service. Don't forget the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse 21st dinner and auction, along with "Dancing with the Stars of Tipton County" on Saturday, April 26, at Covington High School. For tickets, call 476-1515. This week's Farmer's Almanac quote: "Why did the chicken cross the Internet? To get to the other site!" Ha! My favorite is still "Why did the gum cross the road? It was stuck to the chicken's foot!" There should be warmer weather after two nights of near-freezing temperatures. Hang in there! Until next week.

Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. An Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Please bring 12 plastic eggs. A light breakfast will be served. Easter sunrise service is at 7 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast. Young marrieds will meet on April 27 at the Pattonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at 6 p.m. Sharon Presbyterian Church Worship is at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. Everyone is always welcome. Easter breakfast is at the church beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday. We are looking forward to seeing each of you there. Bring someone with you if you can; plan to stay for worship at 9 a.m. The piano bench in the back of the sanctuary was graciously given to Sharon ARP Church by a good friend from Memphis. A belated Happy Birthday to Miss Louise Gupton, whose birthday was on the 6th of April. Open Door Baptist Church Worship is at 11 a.m., with evening services on Sunday at 6 and Wednesday at 7. Pastor is Donald K. Tabb. The website is www.opendoor-

through. Thank goodness! My Humes High School committee meeting was also on Saturday, last week and now we are really coming along with commitments. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait

Would you like your familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story to be told? Looking for old photographs and history of families, people and buildings of Covington for a book written by France Gasquet and to be published by Arcadia Publishing. Email to be contacted or for more information. Photo receipt deadline is Monday, May 19. and the church phone number is 901-461-5762. There is a nursery available. We are located one mile east of Highway 14, at the corner of Dunlap Orphanage and Beaver Creek roads. The door is open! Please come join us. In closing, last Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ballgame at Brighton High School was a thrilling experience as our boys beat Ripley by one point. There was some controversy at one point with the umpires, but Brighton came

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CORRESPONDENCE maintenance man, Jeff Yarbro, was amazed when he Dunlap Retirement Community My came back to work on Monday. That the trees had been

Kathy Keiter

Hello everybody! I sure hope you’ve been blessed with this beautiful weather that has finally begun. I understand it’s supposed to get cooler by the time you read this, but tonight, Sunday, it is 8:20 p.m. and it’s still 72 nice degrees outside. I really don’t like to hear about the supposedly 30 something that’s forecasted for this coming week, bahhumbug! At least, hopefully, it won’t be an ice storm. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my fill of those this year. I do thank the Lord for giving us breath every day! I know I’ve already thanked the volunteers from Gateway and True Life churches, but it has made such an awesome difference in this place. There were so many downed trees all over this campus and you all came and just lifted the fog, so to speak, and helped us get back on course again!

Elm Grove Tula Starr Hello dear friends. Last Sunday we had a different kind of church service. We had Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by a Palm Sunday program at 11 a.m. Everyone was given a palm branch and then the children led us on a tour of the church's property. Everyone had fun and enjoyed the parade of the church grounds. For me, I had not ever walked around the church's property. Then we came back in the church for the rest of the service. Afterwards, each person laid his palm branch on the

altar. We have had a blessed day today. My husband has been wearing hearing aids in both of his ears for several years. Well, this past summer he was cutting grass and run under the limb of one of our apple trees; it jerked his hearing aid off his head. He found the loop that hangs over his ear, but we have never found the rest of his aid. Well, today we had an appointment with the ear doctor and got a whole new aid. It really works well; he can hear the TV on without blasting me out of the house. I can hardly hear the TV now that he has it so low. I think I am going to have to get a new

cleared had Jeff bubbling over with joy and thankfulness! He, of course, had been doing what he could every day, but the amount was overwhelming. Then these wonderful folks came with chainsaws and woodchoppers, trucks and you name it; they had the equipment! When Jeff saw the transformation, he was like me overwhelmed with joy rather than sorrow! What a blessing your good deed has been for us. I’ve been at Dunlap for seven years now and I do believe this was the most awesome thing anyone has ever done for us. Thank you, angels of the Lord! As we get closer to our Springfest fundraiser, I’d like to encourage everyone to mark May 3 on the calendar and plan to come. As always, at this time of year, we have to raise$2,400 for the building license, which is due the end of May annually. (And this year is no different, ha!) Please try to come help us reach our goal so we can keep this

hearing aid. We have been enjoying all the Dogwood trees; they have been in full bloom. Thanks to all of you who have these blooming in your yards. Thanks to all of you who have such pretty flowers in your yards.

On April 14, one of my best friends has her birthday; her name is Joy Herring and she lives in Atlanta. We have been friends since we were in the third grade. She calls me on my birthday and I call her on her birthday. What a friend.

beloved place open. If you can’t actually come that day, you may also consider sending a one-time donation to Dunlap Retirement Center at 1495 Dunlap Orphanage Rd. Brighton, 38011. You can put “Springfest” in the memo of your check. We are non-profit, so you can claim as giving on your taxes for this year. Please consider this- it’s a wonderful cause and we take care of some wonderful residents out here. God has surely blessed this place year after year and He’s going to this year, I’m sure, with your help! I’d like to ask everyone who comes to think about bringing a cake for our auction. That is part of the fundraiser as well! We have a very fun auction; it has become the hit of the day. It doesn’t have to be a fancy cake, now, or if you want to make a fancy one, those are great fun! If you have questions, call me at 476-7014. Until next week, God bless and keep you all in his care!

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Two Munford High School students, Stanley Gatlin II, son of Stanley and Demeka Gatlin and Victoria Bolkcom, daughter of Richard and Katherine Bolkcom, were selected to attend the 2014 Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE), held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Participants in the SCOPE conference explored education issues through mock school board meetings, group discussions and debates with their peers. The Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) has hosted SCOPE since 1982, to bring together hundreds of students from across the state to discuss current topics in education. Courtesy photo

Air Force Airman Matthew E. Kidwell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline KIDWELL and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Kidwell BODDIE is the son of Stacy and Jeffrey Kidwell of Atoka. He is a 2012 graduate of Brighton High School. Boddie graduates Pfc. Darrell D. Boddie Jr., honor graduate for Platoon 1020, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, graduated April 4. Boddie is from Covington.

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