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COVINGTON SLAM DUNK Jeremiah McCrory dunks a basketball Tuesday while playing a pick-

up game with a group of other teens in Covington’s Frazier Park. The group plays basketball every evening despite the extreme heat. Photo by Echo Day

Bus driver charged in gambling raid By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com

Too hot to handle By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com

It’s hot, but not too hot for a group of basketball players in Covington’s Frazier Park. “We’re just practicing,” said a very confident Derrick Somerville, 17. “Covington’s going to state this year!”

The teens were so caught up in their game they didn’t know the temperature had actually hit triple digits. “Really? It’s really 100?” asked Jawan Alston. “I didn’t know that.” Record-breaking highs were recorded again this week with temperatures reaching 100 degrees on

Tuesday (record of 100 degrees set in 2010) and 108 degrees on Wednesday (record was set at 103). Sources said with relative humidity at 41 percent, the heat index Wednesday afternoon was 131. And the heat won’t stop there. The Mid-South is under an excessive heat warning for the remainder

of the week. According to the Action News 5 weather team, the heat will remain and the humdity will increase for the end of the week and weekend. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms and and highs in the upper 90s and near 100 degrees are expected Thursday through Sunday.

COVINGTON – A Tipton County bus driver’s employment is in jeopardy after being arrested for the promotion of gambling Monday night. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, deputies with the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office raided Soundz, an arcade in northern Covington, after receiving complaints of cash payoffs being made at the slot machines. An undercover operation confirmed cash payoffs were being made in an interior room in the business where several slot-style machines were located. “The store front portion of the business appears to be an arcade with video games and pool tables,” said sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley. During the raid, investigators seized more than $2,000 in cash, 13 electronic gaming “slot” machines and electronic equipment including a computer and sound system. The business is owned by Linda Carol Mathis, 53, who is also employed with the school system. She was arrested at the scene.

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Chumley convicted in child rape case By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com

Seven young ladies will compete for the coveted Miss Tipton County crown on Saturday, Aug. 6. Above, from left to right, are Chessie Biggam, Tracy Frisbee, Chelsea Kellum, Taylor Martchek, Jessica McCullough, Christina Miller and Justin Moritz.

Seven to vie for crown Saturday By SHERRI ONORATI sonorati@covingtonleader.com There are seven young ladies vying for the title of Miss Tipton County this year. This year’s contestants include, Chelsea Kellum of Burlison, Chessie Biggam of Germantown, Taylor Martchek of Munford, Christina Miller of Covington and Justin Moritz, Jessica McCullough and Tracy Frisbee, all of Brighton. The annual scholarship pageant will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the historic Ruffin Theater. In the 14 years since it’s been revitalized, close to a 100 young ladies have stood on stage and participated in the swimsuit, evening gown, talent and onstage question segments of the beloved event. Winners of Miss Tipton County advance to participate in the Miss Tennessee pageant each June. This year’s event is the first time the pageant was

Meet the Contestants Chelsea Kellum, 18, attends Blue Mountain College. She is the daughter of Kimberly and LeRoy Kellum. Her platform is skin cancer and melanoma awareness and prevention. Chessie Biggam, 19, attends the University of Memphis. She is the daughter of Tom and Donna Biggam. Her platform is the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Taylor Martchek is a 17-year-old senior at Munford High School. She is the daughter of Tanya and Todd Martchek. Her platform is Rise Above Bullying (R.A.B.) Christina Miller, 19, attends Dyersburg State Community College. She is the daughter of Michelle and Harley McNeal. Her platform is Suicide Prevention. Jessica McCullough, 18, attends the University of Memphis. She is the daughter of Barbara and Larry McCullough. Her platform is promoting musical education. Tracy Frisbee, 21, attends Dyersburg State Community College. She is the daughter of Gary Frisbee and Barbara and Dean Ennis. Her platform is the Ronald McDonald House. Justin Moritz, 19, attends the University of Memphis. She is the daughter of Suzanne and Scott Moritz. Her platform is raising awareness of thyroid cancer. opened to include girls outside of Tipton County. “It’s a struggle now with the economy for girls to participate and it’s a struggle for us to be able to offer the scholarship money,” said Mary Gail Elam, the pageant’s executive director. “But the number of contestants this year is more than we have had in the past and we’re still giving out a total of $5,000

in scholarships to the winner and four runner-ups. That’s the whole purpose of the pageant. I know it’s difficult for some businesses but I would like to see our local people include in their budgets some money to go towards our program. Any encouragement we can give these young girls to further their education, develop their talents and abilities is ultimately

good for us and they will become and asset to our county.” Opening the evening’s event will be special guest Miss Tennessee Erin Hatley. Hatley, who served as Miss Collierville, was crowned Miss Tennessee in June and will sing the national anthem. Judges for this year’s event include William Mann form Brownsville,

Last week a Covington man was found guilty of raping a child, a crime that took place 13 months ago. William Franklin Chumley, 48, who lived at 55 Solo Road, was convicted of having sexual intercourse with a nine-year-old on June 27, 2010. According to Chumley’s arrest warrant, deputies responded to a sexual assault call at his residence the night the assault took place. The victim told police he touched her inappropriately. Medical examinations conducted at the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center (MSARC) determined the child had been raped.

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Byrd, Gangaware take helm as new principals By TYLER LINDSEY tlindsey@covingtonleader.com With the 2011-2012 school year looming ahead, students and teachers anticipate a new year with a new class. As usual, however, it will soon become “old hat.” But that won’t be the case for two particular employees in Tipton County’s school system. For the first time in their careers, Sara Gangaware and Dr. Rebekah Byrd will be assuming the role of principal as school starts on Monday, Aug. 1. Gangaware, former assistant principal at Crestview Middle School, is now the principal of Covington Integrated Arts Academy and Byrd will be moving from assistant principal of Atoka Elementary School to the principal position at AES. Gangaware takes on CIAA In the wake of former principal Jan Sanford’s retirement from Covington Integrated Arts Academy, Gangaware was given the opportunity to fill the head position but not without scrutiny. The new principal endured an intensive series of interviews with CIAA faculty and staff and with director of schools Dr. Bubby Bibb, director of instruction Georgia Dawson and director of operations Dr. Charlotte Fisher of the Tipton County Board of Education. “I was selected through a careful and thoughtful process,” said Gangaware. “The board took a fair approach. They took a lot of time

in deciding who fills the position. I think that’s important because it shows how meaningful the process is.” Gangaware has 29 years’ worth of experience in the Tipton County school system. The educator has taught every subject spanning grades 4-8 at Crestview Middle School under three principals. Over the last four years, she has been gaining administrative experience as assistant principal at CMS. But she knows moving to a new building, to a new school, will provide its own challenges. “My first day in the building was July 20,” she said. “I know people here know what to do. They will carry on business as usual. I realize I’m the one who has to adjust and has to apply my experience as an administrator. Jan (Sanford) and the staff have done good work here and I just want to continue their purpose and mission. “CIAA serves all Tipton County children. It is a school of choice. I am looking forward to the unique opportunity to serve children from all areas of this district and am eager to learn more about the integrated arts curriculum. I’m sure I’ll be singing and dancing right along with them!” Byrd principal of ATES As a result of the retirement of former director of operations Ricky Fayne, Dr. Charlotte Fisher, former AES principal, was promoted to director of operations which led to Dr. Rebekah Byrd’s advancement to the principal position at AES.

Byrd has 15 years’ experience as an educator in Tipton County’s school system. She was a teacher at Brighton Elementary School and Brighton Middle School and was a consulting teacher at Crestview Middle School. “I came to AES in 2008 as an assistant principal when the school opened. My experiences at both an elementary and middle school prepared me for my first administrative position under Dr. Charlotte Fisher.” While Byrd was a fellow assistant principal with Rob Dawson at AES, the two often teamed up with Fisher as instructional leaders who were all very knowledgeable about the school’s curriculum and who shared the responsibility of being administrators over the student body. Their relationship has been one of shared leadership overall. However, their roles at AES have taken on more than the usual administrative duties over the years. “AES was a brand new school when we started. We had to establish all procedures to lay down the groundwork there. This was good in that we could establish what we thought were most effective and that we learned through trial and error. Looking back, it was a very good experience going into the principal position there.” Because her promotion takes place within the same school, the community can rest assured that the new principal at AES knows all there is to know about the school. “When Dr. Fisher was here, she set the tone for excellence,” said Byrd. “I want to continue that

mantra. She always had very high expectations and so will I. The staff will be familiar with that kind of leadership and the transition will hopefully be seamless.” While parents and students will be seeing familiar faces in the administration, the mission of striving for excellence will be the same. There will be one new face as Marilyn Russell will be added to the team as assistant principal of grades 3-5 while Dawson will begin his fourth year over Pre-K through second grade. In the end, Byrd is just happy to still be a part of the team at AES. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead AES and to continue our mission of striving for excellence.”

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Dr. Rebekah Byrd Principal, Atoka Elementary 15 years’ experience in education Replaces Dr. Charlotte Fisher Phone: 901-837-5650 Email: rbyrd@tipton-county.com

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By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com Jeff Ireland, a Leader alum, has returned to fulfill the role of sports editor, a position that has been vacant since July 2007. Publisher Brian Blackley said re-establishing the sports editor position is done with the readers in mind and noted that Ireland was his first pick. “Jeff’s relationship with The Leader goes back years and years,” Blackley said. “Even since his departure, he has continued to contribute greatly to our newspaper, so we’re grateful to have him back. Additionally, by naming him sports editor, we’re demonstrating our focus to serving our readers. They’ve asked for better sports; I know Jeff will deliver.” Employed with The Leader from 1996-2006, Ireland is well-known to the high school sports community. In the years since his departure, he has freelanced for the Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Daily News as well as being a regular sports contributor for The Leader. “I enjoy covering sports and believe we can make great improvements in our sports

Jeff Ireland and Bonnie Nutzell recently joined the staff of The Leader. As sports editor, Ireland will be responsible for coverage of high school sporting events and Nutzell will be assisting businesses with marketing and advertising needs.

coverage,” he said. “My goal is to supply more sports coverage for all of the schools in Tipton County.” Ireland, who holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis, lives in Munford and is the father of two. Nutzell joins staff as ad rep Last week, Bonnie Nutzell of Millington joined the staff of The Leader as an advertising representative. Once employed with the New Albany (Mississippi) Gazette, Nutzell is committed to helping her customers grow their businesses. “I love to help businesses grow their busi-

CHUMLEY Continued from A1

Because Chumley is the second cousin of Tipton County Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley, the sheriff’s office did not investigate the allegations. “As a part of our departmental protocol, once a family association is determined in a criminal investigation, a request was made for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent investigation,” the sheriff said. Frank Chumley was arrested on June 30, 2010. He was placed under a $100,000 bond and has been in custody since his arrest. A month later, the child told detectives more revealing details about the attack, also confessing Chumley threatened to kill her if she told anyone. It is The Leader’s policy not to divulge the identity of the child, nor any identifying characteristics of the case, in sexual abuse cases. Chumley will be sentenced on Aug. 18. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.

ness and reach their full potential,” she said. Nutzell believes businesses make or break a community. “Small, large and medium businesses are the backbone of America and a well-rounded community needs all three.” She is determined to help her customers not just by soliciting advertising, but by also helping to evaluate their

business needs and goals which will help determine a more effective advertising campaign. Newspapers cater to two of the three types of learning styles, she said. “Newspapers appeal to kinesthetic and visual learners, and the paper provides as consistent message that is easier to retrieve than ads on the radio or television.” Publisher Brian Blackley said he was impressed with Nutzell’s experience and knowledge of advertising. “She has done this before and she understands the process, the product and how important it is to help customers get results. We believe she’ll be an asset to her clients,” he said. Nutzell will be primarily stationed in the South Tipton and North Shelby areas. She is the mother of one son. To reach her by phone, call 901-476-7116 or 901461-5744.

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Continued from A1 Jan Miller from Bartlett, Michelle Waddell from Cordova, Melinda Winchester from Germantown and Tim Tatum from Memphis. “I would love to see more young ladies participating in the Miss Tipton County Scholarship Pageant. It provides an educational scholarship, while promoting growth and development of their talents,” said Elam. “I am not opposed to athletics by any means but we just have so many girls out there that have talents and abilities that they need to develop that aren’t sports or athletic in nature. I think they need to have a way to be just girls.” Tickets are on sale now and are $10. They may be purchased at the door of the Ruffin the night of the event, or in advance

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Continued from A1 tion with the board. The sheriff’s office worked in conjunction with the office of District Atty. General Mike Dunavant. “This is an example of how the business would appear to regular patrons as an arcade for children and families, however a much different picture was painted in the back room,” Chumley said. “While we were at the scene, there were children who walked up to play in the arcade. This type of illegal gambling is a bad combination for everyone involved.” Mathis was formally charged with aggravated promotion of gambling in Tipton County General Sessions Court on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Mathis is free on a $5,000 bond. She is set to appear in court again on Sept. 20. If convicted, Mathis may spend up to one year in prison and a $3,000 fine.

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Chumley said when deputies arrived on scene, several individuals were playing the machines; they were detained and later released pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Additionally, beer and alcohol were located on the premises, as were four young children. Soundz does not have an on-site consumption liquor license. Mathis, who lives at 1002 Kinney Lane in Covington, is also a member of the Tipton County Emergency Unit. She worked closely with police and testified against former TCEU president and constable David Joy when he was arrested for stealing more than $17,134 from the rescue group in 2009. Officials with the Tipton County Board of Education said Mathis is still employed, but did not run routes on the first day of school on Wednesday. The matter is still pending investiga-

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The gift of love Six weeks ago I became losing his father for such a grandma for the first a long period of time time. My oldest son and when he is just getting to his lovely wife have start- know him. ed our family’s next genAs parents, we try to eration and my grandson protect our children from is an adorable little boy. pain no matter how old Each time I hold that they get. But this time precious bundle, I am I am powerless and I taken back 20 years to feel such helplessness. It when his father was pains me to know that born. I have had so many there is so much he will flashbacks and moments miss – his son’s first of déjà view that it has tooth, his first words and become comforting. his first steps. His shoulHe has a head full of der won’t be the one his hair just like son buries his his father head into when had when he he takes that first was born, the tumble and needs same healthy a hug. When he glow, long says, “dada,” his fingers and father won’t be toes and his there to answer temperament him and when is divine. He he is tired and JUST MY VIEW has been such just needs a chest a blessing and I SHERRI ONORATI to sleep on to feel am ecstatic that safe, it won’t be his he is ours. dad’s. It has been amazing to This next year and a watch my son and his half is going to be a difwife evolve into their ficult one for my family roles as parents. They are but we will get through extremely protective of it. And hopefully, by their new son and but using such technological sometimes unsure of advances such as email, themselves. It’s beauti- Skype and recordable ful to watch them hold storybooks, we’ll be able and talk to him when to make the disruption they think no one is pay- and impact for both my ing attention to them. It’s son and grandson as more than obvious that small as possible. they are deeply in love I know that this upcomwith their little man. ing year will be one of They know their trans- tremendous growth and formation as parents stress for both my son happened a bit sooner and daughter-in-law. than I would have liked. My daughter-in-law will Selfishly, I wanted them have to learn, basically, to wait until after college, how to be a single parbut life has its own way ent as well as a full-time of guiding us on the path college student. She will it feels is best for us. learn how to manage her And life is guiding small household withthem once more and this out the assistance of her time it’s going to be a spouse and when it gets hard road to travel. to be too much to bear, My son, in addition to she’ll cry herself to sleep being a brand new father, without his strong arms is a military police officer around her to reassure in the Tennessee National her it will be alright. My Guard. His unit is deploy- son will probably feel ing next month to the guilty that he is not there Middle East for approxi- to help his wife and sadmately 15 months. ness at what he is missing He doesn’t know it, in his newborn’s life. But but I cried when I heard at the same time, I know how long he would that he is excited about be gone. I cried for his going overseas and servfather and I, but mostly ing with his unit, after all for me. He is our baby he tells me, that is why boy and although my he joined the service. husband and I are both But most of all, I know military veterans and that this year, my son will proud to have served our truly learn what it means country, it feels different to be a parent. To feel when it’s your own child more love towards someyou are sending off to a one than you thought war zone. I cried for his you could possibly feel young wife and the life for one person and to feel they were just starting such helpless heartache to build. A life that has when you are not able to now been put on hold comfort them. Through and shuffled around, as my grandson – his son we moved her into our – my son will finally home for the duration understand the depth of of his deployment. But my love for him because most of all, I cried for my he now holds that love young grandson who is for his son.

the popular column written by Otis Griffin, has been moved to the community correspondents section of The Leader. In today’s edition, this section begins on page A9. SOUTHERN RAISIN’,

LETTERS POLICY The Leader welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and include the writer’s full address and phone numbers for verification purposes. Only the name and community in which the writer resides will appear in print. Letters may be mailed to: The Editor, The Leader, Box 529,Covington, TN 38019 or may be emailed to news@covingtonleader.com. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity. They should be as brief as possible. We reserve the right to disregard and/or edit letters that are potentially libelous.

This photograph was submitted by Doug Nelms and Mack E. Easley of Tipton County Shriners from 1946-47. Sitting left to right on the bottom row: Doug Nelms, unknown, Chalmers Parr, unknown and Aubrey A. Baxter, Sr. Standing left to right: unknown, Bert Johnston, Harris Cobb, unknown, Paul Marshall, Jimmy Conner and Billy Burroughs.

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Making cuts is often necessary Over the past several days we have received many complaints about the lack of correspondents in last week’s newspaper. The complaints were anticipated and we respect them as very valid concerns. We know you want the news from your communities, we know you treasure this long-standing tradition of correspondence from our volunteer contributors. We value them too. But The Leader is a business and must be run as such. Advertisements support newspapers. The ratio between ads and editorial copy in each and every paper is supposed to be right at 50 percent. Ads and news are equally important. It’s a symbiotic relationship: without one, we cannot have the other. If we do not have enough ads to support a page, it is cut. And when we produce the paper we cannot fit more content in than we have room to run. To have more room we need more ads. Every week we run three front page news pages, two opinion pages, two lifestyles pages (one is usually a full page with features), one obituary page with community events, an education page, three correspondents pages, one classified page, two church pages, one kids page, two or three legals pages, a Meet the Pros page and a page or two for sports. If you’re counting, there are 21-22 pages of items we typically run each week, not counting our monthly chamber pages and pages that include space for press releas-

es, civic club photos, photos of an so the person who has a diffiear of corn the length of the Loch cult time making a decision about Ness Monster, and so on. what to eat for lunch had to decide Due to low ad sales last week, what to cut. I chose to cut our corwe only had ads to support 12 respondents, sports and lifestyles. pages for the issue The reason I cut the coronce preliminary calrespondents is because I culations on percentbelieve it to be important ages were made. With to value the time of our special publications paid employees. If I cut and mandatory pages our regular news and just included, we went up to ran correspondents and 20 pages, giving us only lifestyles, why would nine pages in which Tyler, Sherri and I come to include everything to work? We are not being from community events OFF THE RECORD paid to typeset and format E CHO DAY to sports to engagement correspondence from volannouncements to news unteer contributors, we are stories. being paid to report the news. It’s very difficult to decide to That isn’t to say I don’t value make cuts. And it’s difficult to them and what they do, because decide what to cut. I do, but when I have to make the Everyone who contributes to decision, the people who are being this paper, from our community paid to do this get priority simply correspondents and freelancers to because it’d be a waste of salaries our ad reps reporters, works very otherwise. hard at what they do. Just like any other business, Countless hours, days and eve- sometimes we have to cut expensnings and lunchtimes and dinner- es. It’s not something we like to times, go into what we do. do, not something we want to do, We appreciate every photo but we have to. It’s the same as brought in, every event emailed, any other business. every story idea given, every letWe know that you do not like ter a correspondent writes, every it when we have to cut somehour a writer spends attending thing, so help us out. We spend a a government meeting and tak- lot of time encouraging residents ing notes, every interview a writ- to shop locally to help support er goes on, every story someone the local economy and businesses. writes, every page put together. Encourage local businesses to do We wholeheartedly take pride in the same, to place ads with us; this newspaper, in making it look doing so will help ensure we don’t good and in making it read very have to make any more sacrifices. well. And if we do, please try not to But there is only so much that be upset with us. It’s nothing percan be done with nine pages. And sonal, it’s just business.

READERS’ VIEWS School supply requests upset parents Dear editor, I would like to address a problem with a lot of parents regarding school supplies that our kids have to have. The school lists specify Crayola crayons, or have in the past, and they say so many composition books, so many boxes of crayons, so many folders, etc. My problem is that a couple of years ago my son was doing a writing assignment and was crying his hand was hurting and giving me a hard time so I finally asked to see what he had written so far; I found he was writing on college rule paper in his notebook. I asked him why he had that notebook and he said the teacher collected all the supplies at the start of school and wouldn’t let him have his notebook he brought but had to take what she gave him. I am NOT sending any more supplies to the school; they can let me know when my child needs more stuff and I will send it as needed. I work hard at making sure one way or another that my kids have what they are required to have and it is not college-ruled paper or Rose Art crayons that break easy or generic erasers that tear up their papers when used. This year I am upset they want 16-count boxes of crayons for my second grader. Why? I can get a 24-count box of crayons for 40 cents (25) if I watch the

sales or I can get what is asked for at $1.20 a box. Does the school or teachers not see that this is a hard time for people and multiple kids at school? You can go any time of day and visit the school supplies area at Walmart and all the parents are fussing over the same thing. I just don’t understand why what we buy our kids does not stay with our kids. I try to put my kids name on EVERYTHING and this still is a problem with my children. I am POSITIVE my kids are not the only ones having problems with stuff that I didn’t send for them in the first place. Jodi Turner Thanks from Munford Library Dear Editor, We at the Munford Tipton County Memorial Public Library would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all of the local businesses who sponsored our summer reading program this year. Thank you to Kroger, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Taco Bell, Patriot Bank and First South Credit Union, all of Atoka, Playland Party Zone, Naifeh’s, McDonald’s, and all of Munford for your generosity and dedication to literacy. We also received monetary and snack donations from anonymous members of our community, for which we are very appreciative. We would also SEE VIEWS, PAGE A5

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THE LEADER • Thursday, August 4, 2011 • A5

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Time to reexamine your retirement plans? As a nation, we appear to be getting nervous about retirement. We aren’t sure if we’ll have enough money, and we don’t know if we’ll be able to retire when we had originally planned. That’s why you may want to review your financial strategy both before and during retirement. Before we look at some actions you might take, let’s get a sense of how concerned many Americans are about their future: • Less confidence — The percentage of workers who are “not at all confident” about having enough money for a comfortable retirement is now at 27%, according to the 2011 Retirement Confidence Survey, sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. This figure is the highest level measured in the 21 years of the Retirement Confidence Survey. • Later projected retirement age — Back in 1995, over half of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll said they expected to retire when they were under age 65, while about 15% thought they would retire after age 65. But in 2010, the same Gallup Poll showed that just 29% of survey respondents expected to retire before they reached 65, while 34% planned to work beyond 65. This lowered confidence and the expectation of having to work past 65 are due in part to the Great Recession and the housing mar-

ket collapse, which combined to reduce the savings of many future retirees. You can’t control these types of factors, but you can do a lot to boost your prospects for a comfortable retirement — both before and after you retire.

Security. You can start taking Social Security at any time from 62 to 70, but the longer you wait, the bigger your monthly payments. Your decision on when to take Social Security should be based on the amount of income you can expect from a Before You Retire: pension or your invest• Estimate your expensment portfolio, plus es. Try to estimate about any income you might how much money you’ll receive from employneed each year of your ment. FINANCIAL FOCUS retirement. • Determine your S TEVEN J. JONES • Contribute to your withdrawal rate. You’ll retirement plans. Put as need to calculate how much as you can afford into your much you can safely withdraw 401(k) or other employer-spon- from your various retirement sored retirement plan, such as a accounts each year. Your with403(b) or 457(b) plan. Each time drawal rate will depend on several you get a raise, boost your annual factors, including your lifestyle, contribution to your retirement your estimated longevity, your plan. Also, try to fully fund your other sources of income and the traditional or Roth Individual level of inflation. You may need Retirement Account (IRA) each to adjust your withdrawal rate year. periodically. These aren’t the only factors After You Retire: involved in preparing for, and liv• Evaluate your employment ing in, retirement, but they should prospects. You may have retired give you a good idea of what you from one career, but that doesn’t need to do to enjoy the lifestyle mean you can’t work part time, you’ve envisioned. do some consulting or even open your own business. If you think This article was written by Edward you’d enjoy doing some type of Jones for use by your local Edward Jones work, the added income can obvi- Financial Advisor. Steven Jones is an ously be quite helpful at this stage Edward Jones financial advisor in Atoka. Visit him at 360 Atoka-McLaughlin Drive of your life. • Decide when to take Social or call 901-837-9772.

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Continued from A4 like to thank the Munford Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Munford Police and Fire Departments for donating their time and knowledge during our summer reading program finale. The Munford Tipton County Memorial Public Library exists to serve the public and we are proud to be a part of a business community that shares that goal. Dara Gonzales Library Director, Munford Tipton County Memorial Public Library

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The following persons were arrested in Tipton County and booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility during the week of July 24-30, 2011. ▪ Beddingfield, Bonnie Elaine, 25, resist stop/ frisk/halt/arrest/search (July 24) ▪ Belcher, Jada Leigh, 35, vandalism (July 28) ▪ Bodkins, James Cody, 21, tampering with evidence (July 24) ▪ Boyd, Bryan Antonio, 25, burglary, possession of a controlled substance, theft (July 29) ▪ Boyland, Janice Bee, 51, possession of schedule IV (July 29) ▪ Broadnax, Marterick, 18, burglary, vandalism, unauthorized use of auto/joyriding, theft under $500 (July 29) ▪ Brown, Rodrick Deon, 21, sale of alcoholic beverage (while license pending; July 26) ▪ Brown, Tobie Oriska, 37, driving on rev/susp/ canc license (July 30) ▪ Burnett, Barry Lamont, 19, aggravated burglary (July 27) ▪ Carrico, Larry Wayne, 37, aggravated assault (no injury; July 24) ▪ Childs, Whitney Shardea, 20, vandalism (July 28) ▪ Christopher, Dale Terrell, 30, possession of marijuana with intent to sell (July 26) ▪ Compton, James Mitchell, 53, possession of schedule IV, possession of legend drug without prescription, DUI 1st offense, driving left of center of roadway (July 25) ▪ Creasy, Dwight Glenn, 54, forgery (July 25) ▪ Currie, Jonathan Lamar, 21, domestic assault (July 27) ▪ Davis, Cary Ray, 28, domestic assault (July 24) ▪ Deberry, Joey Darnel, 44, domestic assault (July 29) ▪ Dickerson, Chester Lee, 44, burglary (July 29) ▪ Duke, Amanda Marie,

31, driving on rev/susp/ canc license, simple possession of marijuana (July 25) ▪ Dunlap, Brandon Lee, 21, driving on rev/susp/ canc license, driver to exercise due care, theft under $10,000 (July 26) ▪ Ells, William Hunter, 33, promotion of meth manufacturing, driving on rev/susp/canc license (2 cts; July 26) ▪ Emerson, Joel Michael, 19, possession of controlled substance (July 27) ▪ Engwall, Joseph Adam, 34, public intoxication (July 24) ▪ Fayne, Broderick Devonte, 19, aggravated burglary, vandalism, aggravated assault (no injury; July 26) ▪ Fleming, Matthew Curtis, 21, driving on rev/susp/canc license (July 24) ▪ Flynn, James Paul, 19, domestic assault (July 27) ▪ Frost, Johnny Lee, 56, failure to pay child support (July 28) ▪ Gaynor, Brandon Michael, 25, DUI 1st offense (July 29) ▪ Gerlach, Lisa Gail, 39, driving on rev/susp/ canc license (July 28) ▪ Gillespie, Randy Zane, 18, domestic assault (July 26) ▪ Gillispie, Bradley Alexander, 33, driving on rev/susp/canc license (July 25) ▪ Governatori, Shani Ann, 41, domestic assault (July 30) ▪ Grubb, Anthony Wayne, 42, driving on rev/susp/canc license (July 27) ▪ Gurley, Michael Sean, 22, DUI 1st offense (July 28) ▪ Hall, Steve Allen, 24, theft under $10,000 (3 cts), burglary, theft over $1000 (July 28) ▪ Hanson, Michael Carl, 34, domestic assault (July 24) ▪ Hayes, Nicholas Deon, 21, theft (July 29) ▪ Hayes, Sarrah Kaye, 22, domestic assault SEE ARREST, PAGE A18

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Poole, Katrina Louise Born: 12/12/1987 430 Haynie Street Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Theft under $10,000

Doyle, Billy Lewis Born: 11/27/1967 1845 Holly Grove Road Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Possession of schedule II with intent

Fields, Victor Lee Born: 03/11/1983 203 Red Oak Ashland, MS 38603 Charge: Theft over $500

Johnson, James Sherman Born: 02/28/1946 173 Campbell Drive Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Driving on revoked license

Jones, Dantonio Born: 07/04/1982 257 Pryor Road Drummonds, TN 38023 Charge: Violation of the sex offender act

Jones, Jason Dewayne Born: 07/27/1980 4270 Carter Road Millington, TN 38053 Charge: Possession of schedule II with intent

Leavy, Santonio Earl Born: 08/09/1982 1380 Sandpiper Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Possession of schedule II with intent

Odom, Steven Michael Born: 01/30/1986 992 Hwy. 51 N. Apt B. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Theft under $10,000

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John Curtis Rann, a 24-year-old white male who was found dead with several gunshot wounds on Black Springs Hill Road in southwest Tipton County on Dec. 5, 1986. Rann had been missing since November 26, 1986. Johnny Poole, a 23-year-old white male whose partially burned body was found on Oct. 25 1988, in his burning pickup truck near the boat landing at Piljerk, on the Hatchie River. Poole had a gunshot wound in his back. If you have any information about either of the crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 901-476-4411. You will NOT be required to give your name or testify in any court. The source of information given to Crime Stoppers will be held in strict confidence. A SERVICE OF:

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Obituaries A6 • Thursday, August 4, 2011 • THE LEADER

Billy Hyatt Morris

March 16, 1941 - July 17, 2011 Billy Hyatt Morris, 70, of Brighton, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Covington Care Center. He was a retired truck driver for R.L. Inman, a former deputy for the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office and was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services took place on Wednesday, July 20 at Maley-Yabrough Funeral Chapel with Bro. Allen Brown officiating. He was buried at Morrison Cemetery. Mr. Morris is survived by daughters Jacqueline Reburn of Ripley, Rita Brown of Brighton, stepdaughter Carla Barnett of Washington; son Mike Morris of Bartlett; brothers J.T. “Bubba” Morris Jr. and Harold Morris, both of Covington; sister Nita Beasley of McKenzie; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Aug. 4, 2011

Mary Ann Terry-Tucker Date of Death - July 19, 2011

Mary Ann Terry-Tucker, daughter of the late Arthur and Sallie Mae Adams Terry, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey. Funeral services took place on Saturday, July 30 at Mt. Sinai M.B. Church in Mason. She was buried in the church cemetery. Visitation took place on Friday, July 29 at Palmer Funeral Home. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Aug. 4, 2011

Louise Taylor

Date of Death - July 24, 2011 Louise Taylor, daughter of the late Will and Mary Graham Taylor, died on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, July 30 at St. Stephens M.B. Church with burial in Townsend Cemetery in Covington. Visitation was held on Friday, July 29 at Palmer Funeral Home. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Aug. 4, 2011

Lottie Lorene Downing Date of Death - July 28, 2011

Lottie Lorene Downing, 85, of Munford, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Ripley Healthcare. She was a retired packer for Smith Nephew Inc. and a member of River of Life Assembly of God Church. Funeral services took place on Sunday, July 31 at

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August 5-7 Central Christian Church will have their revival at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6, and at 6 p.m. on the 7th, with Bro. James Burgess as their Revival Evangelist. The ladies Bible group will also be having their annual ice-cream social on that date at 5 p.m. The church is located at 400 S. Maple St. in Covington. August 6 Prom Dress Ministries, Inc. will give away school supplies from 10 a.m. - noon Sat., Aug. 6 at Covington High School. Bring D.H.S. letter or D.H.S. printout. Supplies are limited.

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August 8 Baseball Tryouts. A new competitive 9 and under baseball team is being formed in Tipton County. For more information about this team and/or tryouts call any of these three numbers. 212-7985, 355-5112 or 483-1973

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August 9 Greater St. John M.B. Church will host their 3-day summer revival at 7 p.m. August 9-11. Bro. John L. Nabors of Aurora, IL. Will be the evangelist. The church is located at 411 Shelton St.

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August 11 The members of Simonton-Wilcox Camp 257, Sons of Confederate Veterans will sponsor their annual banquet commemorating the County

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Confederate Soldiers’ Reunion, to be held at Brighton, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 11. The event will be at Post Office Barbeque, Hwy. 51 South upstairs in the banquet room; price is $11 per person. Nonmembers may call Russ Bailey at 476-3744 for reservations. August 12 At 7 p.m. Friday, Aug.12 Central Christian Church will have Bro. Eldon Potts present a concert and give an update on the work of the CTN Ministries in the Philippines. The church is located at 400 S. Maple in Covington.

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August 13 Brighton AYSO Soccer fall registration will be held from 10 a.m. till Noon August 13 and 20 and from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23 at the Old Brighton High school, or on line at www.eayso. org. For more information visit www.ayso1535. d4sportsclub.com, email brightonsoccer@bigriver. net or call Patti at 4742423.

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August 27 Millington Central High School Class or 1981will have their 30-year reunion August 27. For more information contact Shelby Mitchell Ragghianti at 606-7337 or Teresa Desnoyer Leatherman at 277-3160.

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August 28 Greater St. John Church Children’s Ministry will host their Kidz Sing musical at 1:30 p.m. Sun., August 28. All past and current teachers, students and supporters will reunite to celebrate the ministry’s 10th anniversary. The church is located at 411 Shelton St. Gateway Baptist Church Will Have two Worship services beginning at 8

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David L. Craig

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a.m. and 10 a.m. Aug 28 with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Gateway is located at 1915 Rosemark Rd. in Atoka. ON-GOING EVENTS The Tipton County Animal Shelter on Hwy. 51 desperately needs Dog food and other misc. items. Call 901-837-2219 for more info. Baseball Tryouts. A new competitive 9 and under baseball team is being formed in Tipton County. For more information about this team and/or tryouts call any of these three numbers. 212-7985, 355-5112 or 483-1973. Beer Board of the City of Covington meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Charleston Volunteer Fire Department has cookbooks for sale for $20. They have 500 recipes from people in and around Charleston. All proceeds go to the Fire Department. Call Julie at 901-417-3876. Dunham Lodge #150 F&AM, 113 East Washington in Covington holds its monthly stated meeting on the third Thursday of every month. Helping Hands meets the first Thursday of each month at the home of Christine and Larry Knight, 253 Elm Grove Road in Burlison. Ransomed Riders Chapter of CMA meets the fourth Monday of each month at Heritage Cafe in Munford. Meal at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For more information call Phil Cathey at 388-8145. Tipton County Republican Women meet monthly on the second Saturday of each month at the Heritage Café. 9 Bass Ave. Munford. Contact Shirley Ward at 837-9355 or 412-4869 for more in-

formation. The Tipton Amateur Radio Society meets the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in Atoka City Hall, Atoka. Central Christian Church Sunday school starts at 9:30a.m. Sunday Morning worship 10:45 and Sunday Evening worship at 6p.m. Youth and adult Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 400 S. Maple Street. The BHHS Class of 1962 to Plan 50th Reunion. To get your name on the contact list or if you want to volunteer to be part of the planning team, send your information to Glenn Maclin by e-mail at maclingm@aol.com or by phone at 294-3609. The Covington Sportsplex offers the following classes, Step, Stabilizer, Zumba and Vinyasa Yoga. For more information call 476-3734. The Tipton County Election Commissioners meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Election office, located at 113 E. Church St. in Covington. Gateway Baptist Church will meet each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for Celebrate Recovery, a program designed to share experience, strength, and hope in overcoming life’s hurts, hang – ups, and habits where anonymity is a requirement. If you have any questions, please call 901-837-8087.

BASEBALL TRYOUTS A new competitive 9 and under baseball team is being formed in Tipton County. For more information about this team and/or tryouts call any of these three numbers. 212-7985, 355-5112 or 483-1973.

In Loving Memory of

Mrs. Jim “Edna” Hill McDaniel 11/11/1910 - 8/4/2003

Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping. We have you in our hearts. Forever missing you. Your children, Clarence A. McDaniel, Edna E. Teamer, Lillie M. McGarrah, James A. McDaniel

THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXPRESSION OF SYMPATHY The Family of Barbara Clayton would like to say Thank You for all the food, flowers cards, phone calls, thoughts and prayers during the loss of our mother. We would also like to thank The City of Covington, The Leader, The Covington Fire Department, The Covington Saddle Club, and all the members of Charleston Baptist Church and community for all your kindness and support and for the Bibles donated in our mothers name. To Bro. Mike Melton and Ms. Sandy for all your comfort during this difficult time and to The Covington Funeral Home and all the staff for your continued kindness and support to our family. Sincerely, Debbie Craig, Laura Vaden & Donald Clayton

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THE LEADER ‫ ڰ‬Thursday, August 4, 2011

At left, Alyssa Burgess writes down the name and dates off of a headstone as Bruce Moore, an Eagle Scout from Ripley High School, helps reads them out loud. Alyssa is transcribing the Campground Cemetery and working towards her Gold Award, the highest award possible as a Girl Scout. At right, Mariah Kimes transcribes data off on old tombstone located in Campground Cemetery. She is documenting the cemetery for her Gold Award, the highest award possible as a Girl Scout.

Reaching for the gold through preservation By SHERRI ONORATI sonorati@covingtonleader.com The pinnacle achievement of any Girl Scout is earning her Gold Award, much like becoming an Eagle Scout is for a Boy Scout. Two Tipton County young ladies are working hard this summer to reach that goal and they are discovering the road to success takes a lot of hard work, patience and a whole lot of sweat. Brighton High School junior Mariah Kimes and Alyssa Burgess, a homeschooled sophomore from Burlison, are both senior Girl Scouts who have dedicated their summer to complete a project which will earn them the most prestigious award the Girl Scout community offers. The Girl Scout Gold Award is equivalent to the Boy Scout’s Eagle project and demonstrates the growth a young lady has achieved through her years of participation in the Girl Scout program. “To go for the Gold Award, a Girl Scout is really putting others before herself,” said Aryls Kimes, mother and Girl Scout leader of Mariah and Gold Project advisor of Alyssa. “They actually had to look around their community and explore the options of how they could make a difference and better the lives of it residents. It’s a positive

way to challenge themselves while creating a lasting impact on the lives of others.” Before creating a project, the teens had to look around to identify and research an issue for which they care deeply that needed to be resolved within their community. What they found was Campground Cemetery in Munford. “We called the county genealogist, David Gwinn, and learned that the cemetery hadn’t be recorded before, so we decided to record all the names on the headstones,” said 16-yearold Mariah. “We are mapping the cemetery, recording the names and making them available online at Find-A-Grave. com. We also are making a database file so we can give it to the library and hopefully a church that can keep it updated.” “We got the idea from my older brother, Douglas,” added 14-yearold Alyssa. “He did a similar project a couple of years ago for his Eagle Scout but we’re taking it a step further by adding it online.” Before they could start on their project, the girls had to develop a plan, invite help and get permission from their local council in Memphis, Hearts of the South. “Getting permission is what took the longest,” said Mariah. “As soon as

we had it, we were out at the cemetery that day, mapping it out and dividing it into sections.” To achieve the award, the girls have to dedicate over 160 hours to the project and they hope to be finished by the beginning of September. “One of the steps we are learning in this process is planning,” said Mariah. “If we had planned this better, we wouldn’t have started it in the middle of summer with this heat!” she added, laughing. Which such a momentous task, the girls aren’t doing the project completely alone; they are allowed to have help. Delegation is another tool they are learning while completing the project. “We have help,” said Alyssa. “Most of them are Eagle Scouts, family and friends. They are helping us to record the data.” “This project is helping the girls learn how to lead without being bossy,” said Sandy Burgess, mother and Girl Scout leader of Alyssa and project advisor of Mariah. “It has definitely improved their communication skills.” Before beginning their task, the teens spent time learning how to properly care for the headstones and how to record the data of headstones that are worn and more difficult to read. “If we cannot read the

words on the stone, we use a soft brush to brush off the dirt and moss,” explained Mariah. “Then we take a piece of paper and a crayon to make a rubbing of the front of the stone. “The rubbing allows us to actually see the words better.” So why did two teens pick a project that had them spending their summer days in a cemetery and not by a swimming pool? “My mother is very interested in genealogy and so are a lot of my friends,” laughed Mariah. “I know how much trouble they have finding graves for people so I figured I might as well help someone else with that.” Through their research, the girls are learning a few things about life and how hard it was in the “olden” days. “We’ve seen a lot of stones with babies on them, especially from the 1800s,” said Alyssa. “That’s sad. I guess they died because they didn’t have the same medicines we do today.” “It makes you wonder if there were a lot of diseases back then,” added Mariah. “There are a lot of families close together too. The older graves, although they are sadder, they really are more beautiful. They used to use a lot of verses on them than they do today.”

And what have they learned from their experience so far? “We need to be more organized. It’s definitely been a lot of work,” said Mariah. “You can’t just wake up one morning and say, ‘I want to do a gold award.’” Both of their mothers agree they have definitely seen growth in their daughters throughout the project’s progress. “This has been a great project for Mariah,” said Kimes. “It’s definitely a learning project on how to persevere our history. If you are a genealogist and live out of state, it’s easier for someone to locate a grave and take a picture for you if the cemetery is recorded. The girls are also learning organization, communication and people skills. They have had to talk to their city and county government. And they’ve learned time management skills, especially with this heat.” “It’s been a tough task to read some of these older stones and I think Alyssa is learning to appreciate the difficulty, but importance of the task she’s given herself,” said Burgess. With so many people trying to trace their ancestry, it’s important we record these stones and where they are located before the passage of time further degrades the stones and they become totally

illegible. It’s also a way to preserve the memories of the people and families who have lived before us. Over time, the family’s existence may have stopped and there’s no one left to care for those graves. I think the community should come together and help take care of them. For example, we have a bunch of stones leaning next to that tree and we have no idea where they actually belong – where are the bodies buried?” Both mothers are extremely proud of their young daughters and the fact that they have continued their participation in the Girl Scout even as they became teenagers. “I am so very proud that she has been willing to go from being a Daisy Scout to a Senior Scout,” added Burgess. “She saw her brother make Eagle Scout and she didn’t want to give up either. She’s worked very hard towards her goal.” “Mariah has grown into such a beautiful young lady,” said her mother. “The Girl Scouts has helped her to develop her self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills. I am extremely proud that she decided long ago to continue with the scouts.”

BEHIND THE ARTS

Living in the limelight By TYLER LINDSEY tlindsey@covingtonleader.com William Shakespeare once wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Kay Bridgewater may not comment too much on the world, but she’ll readily assure you she was meant for the stage. A regularly appearing actress at the Historic Ruffin Theater, and a board member on the Tipton Arts Council, Bridgewater ’s beginnings as a performer reach back into her childhood. She has been on-stage dancing since she was three years old. Growing up in Memphis, she spent 14 years as a dancer until high school. “That started the ‘bug,’” she said. “Ever since then, really, I’ve loved the limelight. I was first in a play in high school.” Her debut on the acting stage was in the musical Bye, Bye Birdy. After her school years, however, she faded out of the scene somewhat. It wasn’t until the 1980s

that she got back into it. “During my divorce, at the time, I was living in Hot Springs,” she said. “My therapist told me how funny and animated I am. So I started taking improv classes.” Bridgewater’s teacher was a member of the Arkansas Literary Council and it was for them that the performed for the first time in years. Bridgewater moved back to Memphis and she took off once again with her performing career. In 1987, she accomplished the ranking of eighth in the nation in her division in martial arts, having attained a second-degree black belt. Eight years ago she moved to Tipton County. Immediately she became a part of the Tipton Arts Council and began acting at the Ruffin. Her first play there was Pillowtalk. Since then she’s played in Little Women, Christmas Belles, A Christmas Story, Dearly Beloved, Clue, Miss Minerva and William Greenhill, The Froggie Princess, Snow White and the Seven Bandits, The

Bible in 30 Seconds or Less and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Bridgewater made her directing debut in Busybodies. “At first I didn’t want anything to do with directing, but they talked me into it. I enjoyed it, especially coaching acting. I can’t say enough about directors. It’s the hardest thing to do. It was great experience to see it from that perspective.” At the present time, Bridgewater is involved in the upcoming murdermystery play, Scandal at Hampton Estate. Playing the main role of Ivana Hampton, Bridgewater was the best pick in the eyes of director Jim Cacy. “Kay is one of the most directable actors I’ve seen. As an actor, she gives good input but also takes direction very well. She has her own way of doing things–her own style–but will do what the director needs. She is one of the few actors who becomes the character she’s playing.” Though Shakespeare

Kay Bridgewater grew up in Memphis as a dancer and made her debut as an actor in high school. After reemerging on the theatrical scene in Hot Springs, Ark. in the 1980s, she has been a regular on the Ruffin stage for seven years now. Above, Bridgewater is pictured, second from the left, in a March 2011 play titled The Froggie Princess. She is currently working on a role in the play Scandal at Hampton Estate. Photo by Tyler Lindsey

broadens the idea of theater arts to describe the world, it is Bridgewater’s view on herself that strengthens her values and her beliefs. She just wants others around her to experience it too. “I’ve just always loved being on center stage and performing. I don’t

know why the Ruffin’s not packed every night. I think, for people, (the theater) broadens their horizons. Young people don’t know what it’s like. “I want people to recognize what a gold mine the Ruffin is. Not many communities have that

sort of thing. I’m not from around here and I’ve gone to a lot of plays and have been in a lot of plays. I can’t imagine why someone wouldn’t want to support it. People can just come in and leave their troubles behind for a little while and relax.”

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Jim Baddour III, DDS and Staff Calling all cooks- The Tipton County Commission on Aging will soon be printing its third edition cookbook. The first two editions were sellouts and we expect this one to be no different! In order to be the best yet, we need to compile 800 recipes in a variety of categories. Since Tipton County is home to the best cooks in West Tennessee, we are asking that you send us your favorite family recipes (legibly written, of course!). Please be sure to include your name and in which Tipton County community you live. Please turn in all recipes to the TCCA office or to Kelly West at the Covington Senior Center. Let’s get cookin’! SAVE THE DATE- TUESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2011 2-6 pm BRIGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Kaleidoscope, a health fair for Seniors will be celebrating 16 wonderful years serving the senior citizens of Tipton County!

Turner, Wheat plan wedding

Danny and Tonya Turner of Burlison are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carly Danielle Turner, also of Burlison, to Bradley Robert Wheat of Paris, son of Robert Wheat and LeAnn Wheat, also of Paris. Miss Turner is the granddaughter of JoAnn Turner of Burlison, of Jan Myers of Fulton, Ken., of the late Louis Turner formerly of Burlison and of the late Richard Myers formerly of Fulton. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin where she received a bachelor of science degree in social work. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in social work at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is working at the Weakley County Juvenile

Court in Dresden. Mr. Wheat is the grandson of Betty Wheat of Paris, of A.L. and Mary Jane Bolin also of Paris and of Robert and Mary Wheat of Milan. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and attained a bachelor of science degree in natural resources management. He is currently employed with Mississippi State University, where he will be pursuing a masters degree in wildlife biology in Spring 2012. The ceremony will take place on September 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the home off Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Overstreet. Their address is 430 McLillie Lane in Covington. There will be a reception following the ceremony. Friends and relatives are invited. The couple will reside in Dresden.

Clark, Young to exchange vows Loretta and Dennis Clark of Benson, Vt. Are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leiha Ryan Clark, of Raleigh, N.C., to Robert M. “Trip” Young III, also of Raleigh, N.C., the son of Rachel and Robert M. “Bobby” Young Jr. of Brighton. Miss Clark is the granddaughter of Loretta Parshall of Penn Yan, N.Y., John Clark and of the late Elmer Parshall of Penn Yan, N.Y. Mr. Young is the grandson of Lois M. Young of Memphis, of

the late Robert M. Young Sr. formerly of Memphis and of the late A. B. and Nell Cashion formerly of Brighton. He is a graduate of Bartlett High School and he attended Southwest Tennessee Community College. He is currently serving in the United States Air Force. The couple exchanged vows on Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. in Wallingford, Vt.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Barbara Ewing and Mr. Jerry and Teresa Fiveash, all of Atoka, are proud to announce the joining in marriage of their children, Miss Jaimie Lauren Ewing and Mr. Blake Fiveash. The new couple was joined in matrimony at 3 p.m. on May 21 at First Baptist Church of Atoka. Dr. Freeman J. Weems, III, officiated the touching ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and wore a strapless ivory dress with a sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice embellished with seed pearls and sequins. She wore complementing pearl earrings, a pearl bracelet and ivory satin heels. Her veil was a single-tiered, elbow length made of sheer ivory tulle with a pencil edge. The bride’s flowers consisted of white roses, pink hydrangeas and mini calla lilies. The maid of honor was Jennifer Gayle Pugh and the bridesmaids were Whitney Clark and Jessica Patterson. Young Miss Kennedy Claire Stobaugh of Springdale, Ark., cousin of the bride,

served as the flower girl, while brother of the groom, Jared Fiveash and cousin of the bride, Matthew Crecelius, also of Springdale, Ark., served as ring bearers. Serving as best man was Kevin Black. Tyler Woodard and Chris Lloyd served as groomsmen, with Blain Lumley and Chris Ware serving as ushers. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the First Baptist Church of Atoka hosted by Kristin George of Hattiesburg, Miss., cousin of the bride and Emily Vining of Lafeyette, La. A rehearsal dinner, given by the groom’s parents, preceded the ceremony on Friday, May 20 at Olympic Steakhouse in Atoka. Guests were treated to an elegant four-tiered cake made of chocolate, white, red velvet and strawberry layers and featured ornate scrollwork with ivory roses and tone-on-tone piping. The happy couple honeymooned in Panama City, Fla., before returning to their home in Atoka.

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Just for Fun Bingo- Join Mrs. Myrna Creasy, Bingo Caller, as she leads our Bingo games at the CSC on Tuesday August 9 and 30 and Friday August 19 and 26 at 10:00 am. A good time with great prizes are always had by all! Creative Aging- On Friday August 5 at 10:00 am in the Dining Hall of the CSC, Creative Aging presents LaDon Jones. Rich vocals and great showmanship are LaDon’s specialty. He sings American standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Nat King Cole. Get out of the heat and join us in air conditioned comfort for the cool sounds of LaDon Jones. Lunch Trip- The Covington Senior Center will be taking a lunch trip to Ryan’s Buffet on Friday August 12. Vans will leave the center at 10:15 am. The cost for the trip will be $10.00 which includes the all-you-care-to-eat buffet, drink, tip and transportation to and from the restaurant. Trip must be paid in advance to reserve your spot as space is limited! Gamepalooza- What a name! What fun! Gamepalooza has moved to Thursday afternoon from 1:00-5:00 pm in the downstairs meeting room. Participants are welcome to come out and join in the fun and games. Currently there are several that play Canasta, Rummikub, Scrabble and Bridge. You are sure to find your game of choice on this day or bring one of your choosing. COME PLAY! Craft Club- The craft club meets this month on Monday August 8 and 22 at 10:00 am upstairs in the activity room. The project for August 8 is a “Catch All” slipper and on August 22 it will be a paper bag surprise. Everyone is welcome to join in and new ideas are always appreciated. Book Club-The TCCA Book Club holds a light discussion about various books or articles each month. Facilitator, Mrs. Charlene Mashburn is sure to bring a great read guaranteed to produce a hearty laugh for your soul. The club meets this month on Monday August 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Craft Room of the CSC. Bible Study- This month Bible Study will be held at the CSC on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. This non-denominational class is open to all. Bending Needles Quilting Club-The TCCA Quilters have finished their quilt and now you can reap the rewards. They will be selling raffle tickets for $2 each or 3 for $5. Tickets will be sold from now until December 15 and are available at the TCCA office. The TCCA Quilters do a marvelous job with each quilt. All are welcome to join the club and no experience is necessary. The quilters meet each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:00 am to 11:00 am in the craft room. To Your Health Health Screenings- On Tuesday August 9 at 9:00 am Ms Roselyn from Dr. Potter’s office will be in the CSC Dining Hall taking blood pressure readings. The wonderful folks at Covington Manor will be at the CSC on Wednesday August 10 to perform various health screenings including blood pressure as well as blood sugar testing. They will begin testing promptly at 9:00 am and will be here until everyone has been seen. On Wednesday August 17 at 9:00 am Ms. Cindy from Baptist Home Health will take blood pressure readings. TCCA has partnered with local healthcare providers to offer this service. The healthcare agencies volunteer for these clinics free of charge and occasionally they are called away to emergencies so please understand if/when they are unable to come. Clinics are also available at Garland and Munford Senior Centers. Eye Screenings- Eye Specialty Group has graciously volunteered to perform eye screenings at the CSC on Wednesday August 24 at 10:00 in the Dining Hall. Dr. Cummings- Dr Cummings will be in the Dining Hall of the CSC on Wednesday August 10 at 10:00 am to discuss the risks and dangers of high blood pressure. Please join him for this very important and informative topic. Get Fit, Stay Fit- Join other seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 am at the CSC for 45 minutes of great stretching and strengthening exercises. This is just right for everyone 55 and older. Tap Dance Class- Kay Catterton, our volunteer instructor always welcomes new students. The tap class meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the TCCA dance room. You are never too old to tap your way to a healthy heart. The cost is $3 a class. Line Dance Class- Classes meet every Wednesday at 9:30 am in the TCCA dance room and at the Munford Senior Center every Monday at 9:00 am. Contributions are welcomed at both sites. Mrs. Juanita Joyner is the instructor. These energetic ladies may be seen all around the area as they entertain at local nursing homes and senior centers. They are great ambassadors for TCCA! Water Aerobics- Water aerobics is easy on your joints but still gives your heart and major muscle groups a great work out! Each Wednesday morning a group of seniors travel to the Millington Y for water aerobics. The bus leaves the CSC promptly at 6:30 am and the cost for ten sessions is $30.00. Currently, there’s room for more riders to attend. Please call the CSC for reservations and contributions for transportation are always appreciated. Caregiver Programs “Helen’s House” Adult Day/ Respite Service- Helen’s House currently has openings offering a great opportunity for those with some degree of memory loss or dementia to have a safe and therapeutic experience while their family caregivers enjoy a time for personal business or other activities. Helen’s House is licensed by the State of Tennessee. Helen’s House is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please call Anita for more information or to receive a registration packet. Caregiver Wellness/Support Groups meet across Tipton County… All shared information is confidential--- “what is said here, stays here”- Meal contributions are requested and transportation is available on a limited basis. Reservations for all meetings are appreciated. • South Tipton Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at Munford Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The facilitator is Mr. Neil Bell. • “…For Men Only” Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meet the second Monday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The facilitator is Mr. Russell Lindsay. • Lunch Bunch Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meet the third Tuesday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. The facilitator is Mrs. Darlene Hopper Spaulding. • TCCA Breast Health Wellness Group- Please join Sue Wheeler on the second Monday of the month at Covington Senior Center dining room from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. • TCCA Grandparents/ Relatives as Parents Wellness Group- This is a support group for all relative parents that are facing life changes. This group meets in the TCCA meeting room the second Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The facilitator is Mrs. Kathy Strahan.

CONTACTS Tipton County Commission on Aging 401 S. College, P.O. Box 631 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3333/901-476-3398- Fax Covington Senior Center- Kelly West-476-1068 Helen’s House- Anita Feuring-476-1068 Website- www.tiptonaging.org

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D e a r Friends, I was worDebe Simonton ried last week that you would be looking for my notes, however no correspondences were in the paper. I was off the hook! I have heard a lot of flack about the fact no one could find any of the notes so if you are afraid the might happen again you need to be proactive in your community paper. The reason being there wasn’t enough ad sales for the paper so this cut into the costs; and we got cut as a result. I totally enjoyed going with Laura Drew Holmes to the “Select 7 on 7” in Hoover, Ala. It was very hot but our Brighton football guys were there to learn their game – and did they ever! They may not have won many games but the wealth of knowledge and team play was worth every mile traveled. Speaking of football, the Brighton High School football program is off to a terrific start. There is much planning taking place by the boosters and the athletic department. Hopefully by next week I will have much more information on the planning that is being done. The high school marching band held a Meet the Cardinal Band event last Friday night. Their show is called ‘’From Russia with Love”; I was impressed to see how much they already have on the field.

The band’s marching and music is going very well since they started band camp a couple of weeks ago. Well my tongue has been unleashed and I can formally announce the forthcoming birth of our next grandchild, due March 1. I’m so excited because this will be Hannah Mae and Ryan’s first child, that is if you don’t consider their dog, Dixie, as human. I’m not sure Dixie knows that she is a dog. Our Hawaii children are well and starting to get ready for school as are the rest of us here. Neal has volunteered to do the school shopping so that I don’t have to take off work. I feel this is very noble of him taking four teenagers to Wolfchase to get some school clothes. I also told Neal I would not ever write about him again since he prefers me not to but, so sorry, I just can’t follow through with that one. He is just so much fun to talk about – in a good way! I hope he is ready for the adventure on the school shopping thing and if he does a good job I’ll gladly give him the honors every year. We still have plenty of feathers for any one who needs one, a large assortment too. They are really the fad right now and for once a fairly reasonable one without any damage to the hair; they are attached with a bead close to the scalp. There are many children who do not have the means to buy school supplies so there are several organizations collecting supplies and mone-

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dinner in the home of her son, Danny Partlow. Attending were Joey and Dana Moody and family, Hope Partlow and her husband, Geraldine Gibbins, Paul Gibbins, Mark and his wife and some of their family. They live in Ripley, Miss. Also friends that came were Alice, Mr. and Mrs. Norris, Cordia Burkhardt, Ruth Roberts, Betty Sims, Ruby Jean Bomar and Etta Wilson. Kathryn Glass and Bobbie Glass went on a trip recently. They also did some shopping. Ray and Brenda Overbey, Mandy and Reagan went to Florida

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Betty Ritchie of Texas visited recently in the home of her sister, Shelby Cousar and husband, Jimmy of Drummonds. She also got to see other family members. Elbert and Judy Starnes visited in Brentwood with their daughter, Leslie and husband, Mark Meredith and daughters, Zoe and Ella Carol recently. Lawson Hayes and two golden girls, his wife Ann and Ora Dell Smith went to Wendy’s in Covington on July 20th and ate.

Randolph United Methodist Church will have homecoming Sept. 11. The Miracles of the Baddour Center in Senatobia, Miss., will be there at 7 p.m. Josh and Erica Blyue of Brighton visited Troy and Connie Blyue July 22. Martha Williams of Munford visited her brother, Shannon Morgan and family recently. Robbie Wright’s husband Troy has a pretty garden. Happy Birthday to Adam Ragsdale on Aug. 14. Margaret Partlow had a birthday on July 23 and she was honored with a

for a week. They had a wonderful time. On the prayer list: Kim Hodge, Maurice Harchfield, Charlie Womack, Jerry Dye, Mr. and Mrs Climer, Emily Sweeny, Pete and Polly Branch, Mindy Tankersley, Odis Poole, Donnie, Rita and Will Haislip, Troy Blyue, Cindy McLillie, Brenda Fortner, Zach Wallace, Mike Willis, and all the other men and women in the military. Sympathy to the loved ones of Bill Partlow, he and his wife, Ruth lived in Alaska. They have both been on dialysis but he died on July 7.

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Hinn or Conan. said when elected as they Several young couples promised. Whatever the said, “we gonna go by guv’mint is doing they King Burger load up and screw it up. Always. watch all this news.” Beloved, where did Wrong. With the world all this money go? Who stopped as had it? Who got some fortune it? Where did tellers and it come from? soothsayers Who spent it and predict there on what? All I won’t be any know is me and electricity my ‘pore’ old so no TV by country redneck lantern light. kith and kin ain’t Won’t be any seen it or got it. rag baloney, SOUTHERN RAISIN' (I wish it was hoop cheese spent to take care O TIS G RIFFIN or double of my puny ailcolas with baby ruths. ing senior citizens). I can All this chaos won’t work tell the so-called leaders since no vehicles will run that ain’t never hoed a as the gas pumps won’t cotton row in their life gurgle. Now you have a ‘zactly what to do. choice like we did growFirst of all stay here in ing up. My fellow senior Dixie since those carpetcitizens remember! Walk, baggers are the ones that skip. jog, crawl or run. messed it up. Go down Simple. to every old folk’s homes Neighbor we had folks and beg all my brilliant up in Washington, D. C. senior citizens for their (dumb critters) that were Southern philosophy. supposed to be watch- (Experience and common ing out for us or so they sense) With care and

tary donations for this purpose. Please call your school to find out who or where you can help. Please stay cool and enjoy your weekend. Love much, Debe

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Southern Raisin': Brilliance in Age Well the news media has informed us the world is about to crash. Yess Suhhh! The head man of our United States of our America has done run out of money and owes fourteen trillion dollars. Now folks that is enough money to buy several Moline, Ford Ferguson tractors with a few Studebakers and Nash ramblers th’owed in. There sho’ wasn’t that much money in downtown Rosemark when I was coming up. Matter of fact there aint’ that much money in the world. On top of that Mummar is blowing up everything overseas. Millions of dollars is being spent to tell us all about it. Tabloids, papers, TV, internet, cells, radio, western union (nope they ran out of money) twitter, ladies auxiliary, tweeter, text, carrier pigeons, telephone, telegraph and tell a woman. So word is out. Could this be in the end of the world or the second coming? If air brakes are yanked, the plug is pulled and all is down, at least we won’t have to put up with Oprah, Dr. Phil, Ben

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Dunlap Retirement Center Kathy Keiter Hello everybody! Well I hope and pray everyone’s doing ok with all this hot weather! We’re sure creating some record temps this week as we soar into the three digits; then considering the heat index, wow! “It’s hot and you need a pool” to survive, as the lady in the old Watson’s commercial used to say! Just like Ursula Madden said on channel 5 news last night, “It’s just something we have to deal with,” we can’t change it, and so we just have to make the best of it! Just think, in five months its gonna be Christmas for real, and we’re gonna be whining again because it’s too cold! Oh well, that’s part of life, and I personally, love it! Well this week I’d like to thank the men and women at Macedonia UMC for the wonderful spread they put before us to help our residents celebrate Christmas in July. I threw the “MEN” and women in there because the men pointed out to me that it wasn’t just the ‘women’ that cooked the big feast but the men as well! Thank you Zane for letting me know that you make such wonderful dressing! Yum, yum! It was so good! Anyway, my thought is, for my dressing for this coming Thanksgiving Day, I’ll just give Zane a call and see if I can con him into making dressing for my family! For real! It is so good! All jokes aside really, it was a very enjoyable meal they brought to all of us! My prayer is that the Lord will

continue to bless you for the hard work and commitment you have for Dunlap, including taking the time and effort to come out here every first Wednesday and visit our people! Kids, you’ll never know the impact you have on these folks in being so consistent in making time for them, until you get their age, and you will, someday! With that said, “Thank you Macedonia UMC!” I have some good news to share with you all. Ms. Norma "Fay" Goforth has come to join our Dunlap family! Yeah! Welcome Ms. Fay, we are so excited to have you here with us! And it’s always so much fun to get to meet the families of our new folks that come. Ms. Fay is an extremely sweet lady and we have already gotten attached to her. We’ve had several birthdays here lately, two of our staff members, Keke Hart last Sunday on July 31, and Linda Jackett on July 19, happy birthday ladies! We hope your day was a special one! Now in August we have two more staff members with birthdays: Teya Hart, on Aug. 8, and Zen Grandberry on the 13. Then one resident for this month, and that’s Ms. Jean Bell on the 28. Happy birthday to all you ladies as well; we hope it will be a great day! Until next week, please love God, your family and give lots of hugs!

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The Civil War in Tipton County By RUSSELL BAILEY Tipton County Historian Isaac N. Brown was born in Kentucky May 27, 1817. His family moved to “the Walton place” 5 miles west of Covington. Isaac’s father, Samuel Brown, was a Presbyterian minister at Covington. Isaac attended the Mountain Academy and his sister Matilda married Covington mayor Addison H. White, a Harvard graduate and attorney. Isaac became a midshipman in the Navy in 1834 and served with distinction including two circumnavigations of the world. Lieut. Brown accepted an appointment in the Confederate States Navy in June 1861. On July 30, he was at Richmond on a mission for General Leonidas Polk at Memphis: "I will go to Norfolk Tuesday evening with an order ...for 50 heavy 32-pounder guns...I shall hurry these West as quickly as I can... No time is to be lost with regard to our river fortifications. I have 500 shells ordered from Pensacola...I have a prospect by October of a battery of rifled 30-pounders. Powder is the great want, and they are actually looking to Tennessee to supply this part of the country..." Lieut. Brown reported on Aug. 2: "...there will be some little delay in getting the 50 guns forward for want of transportation…these guns will have to be transferred at Bristol, Tenn., to other (railroad) cars... I shall go to Richmond on Monday to ask from President Davis an order for a share for our river defenses of the many fine things preparing here for the enemy... I fear that all the best guns have gone to places of secondary importance.... We should have a strong

battery near the Narrows at the lower part of Randolph Bluffs (Richardson Landing), and this without weakening the Fulton defenses. Professor (Matthew) Maury... tells me that he is coming... to plant... (mines). There is no place from Cairo to New Orleans, in my opinion, so suitable for these as at the lower point of the Randolph Bluffs. I took the liberty of saying... regarding the general scarcity of powder, which is to be, I fear, the most serious want of the Confederacy." Troops at Randolph Aug. 1: Knox Walker’s 2d Tennessee Infantry, A. P. Stewart’s Heavy Artillery Battalion; J. W. Stewart’s Field Battery; Bodyguard of Governor Claiborne Jackson of Missouri. The 4th Tennessee Infantry and Southern Guards Artillery remained at Fort Pillow. These soldiers were indignant that troops were advanced to the front while their commands remained behind. Meetings were held and officers threatened to resign if they companies were not sent forward. Sickness and drowning claimed the lives of more volunteers: John K. Bell, John A. Brewer and William Craig of the 13th Inf.; C. T. Crum & C. Lanaghan of the 154th Inf.; James R. Dickson of Josiah White’s Tenn. Mounted Rifles. In the election held Aug. 1, County voters a p p ro v e d the Confederate Consitution unanimously; cast most of their votes for 9th Congressional District candidate John D. C. Atkins who won. Other elections held: State Senator: (Madison, Haywood, Lauderdale, Tipton) I. R. Sherrod - 239 votes

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BHS football squad competes in prestigious tourney By Jeff Ireland sports@covingtonleader.com The Brighton Cardinals have proved on the football field the last few seasons that they are one of the upand-coming programs in the area. Last week the team got a chance to showcase its skills on a bigger stage at the National Select 7 on 7 Championships, which is generally considered the most prestigious 7 on 7 high school event in the country. “The competition was unbelievable,� said Brighton

Brighton senior Zach Ragowski tracks his man during action last week at the National Select 7 on 7 Tournament in Hoover, Ala. Photos by Laura Drew Holmes

head coach Will Wolfe, who took 21 of his skill players to the event, which was held Thursday through Saturday in Hoover, Ala. “Every team had two or three D-1 guys. One team (Prattville, Ala.) had seven guys already committed to D-1 schools.� The tournament has included 140 of the best high school football programs and players the last nine years. This year tourney alumni Julio Jones (Alabama standout and sixth overall NFL draft pick) and Marcell Dareus (third overall NFL draft pick) were on hand to greet tourney participants. Brighton played 10 games. The competition was stiff for sure, but Wolfe feels like the experience will serve his players well in the upcoming season. “Everything was just first class,� Wolfe said. “It was an unbelievable experience for our kids.� Dozens of teams attempt to take part in the tournament every year and there is also a qualifying process. Brighton was invited to be among the 32 teams that competed this year. “We talk to a panel of people from Rivals.com, ESPN, USA Today and others like that,� said Danny Bannister, marketing director for the tournament. “We’re looking for ways to get the best players good competition against teams they wouldn’t normally play during the year. It’s a huge honor to play in this. We turn away 50 or 60 teams every year.� Teams from Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and North Carolina took part in the event this year.

in other ways. The team banned together and took on tougher challenges than earlier in the season. They swam longer distances and challenged their own personal goals. The Manta Rays gave proof that hard work and perseverance pays off in the end. The team blew by most of the competition and took the coveted third place spot at the end of the day. Placing first and second were Collierville Swimming and Desoto Athletic Club. Four of the Manta Ray swimmers, including Jonah Hensley, Cullen Shwarz, Katie DeSalvo, and Carter Turner, received top honors in their age groups as well. The team also celebrated the end of their season

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011

COMMENTARY

Don't touch my apple fritter By THE REV. JAMES L. SNYDER Special to The Leader I usually live life on an even keel. I once had an odd keel, but fortunately, I had the good sense to throw it back into the water from whence it came. I take pride in maintaining a certain sense of balance in my life. But, there are those times when all balance is thrown out the window. Just this past week when I was enjoying an unusually wonderful sense of balance in my life, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage changed my whole demeanor. We were watching the news on television. When I say "we," I am not insinuating in any regard that I was paying any attention whatsoever to what was happening on the television screen. I usually have a book in hand I am perusing while I am allegedly watching TV. Out of nowhere, I heard her exclaim, "They just wouldn't do that." I continued in my book and paid no attention to her. "What in the world is wrong with those people?" I heard her say. By now, my curiosity had gotten the best of me and I laid my book down and said, "What has got you all riled up tonight?" "Didn't you hear what they just said?" "I'm sorry; I was looking at my book." "Well," she said in a very disgusted manner, "the government is thinking about taxing junk food. Can you imagine anything more ludicrous than that?" I always like to, at least try to think of the positive side of things. With the way our beloved politicians have been going these days, it is very hard to find the positive side. Although I am not in favor of taxes, I know that as a citizen I need to pay my fair share. I have no problem with that. I'm not, however, in favor of tacking on some new taxes. What's wrong with the old ones?

Then my wife said something that turned my thinking all the way around. "You do know what junk food is, don't you?" That was a crazy thing to say. Of course, I knew what junk food was. I stay away from that food category and pride myself in eating healthy food every day. No junk food for me, thank you. I shrugged it off at the time and replied to my wife, "Oh well, the government has to do whatever it has to do in times like these." "You do know that Apple Fritters are considered junk food by our government? And when they start taxing junk food they will be taxing your Apple Fritters." "They don't." "They wouldn't." "They better not!" At this point, my even keel was experiencing some very turbulent tendencies. I try to be a good citizen but there comes a time when a person has to put his foot down. I had come to the point where as that old philosopher who said, "That's all I can stands, I can't stands no more!" What I want to say to good old Mr. Uncle Sam is simply; do not touch my Apple Fritters. Some things in life are sacred and for somebody to fool with them will only rile the anger of those religious people devoted to Apple Fritter Veneration. Believe me; you do not want the Apple Fritter Gang to get riled. The Creed of these Apple Fritter followers is simply, an Apple Fritter a day keeps the blues away. Nothing cheers the day like starting it with a freshly baked Apple Fritter. Regardless of the problems I have to face during the day, if I start with an Apple Fritter the day seems to go much better. Now, Mr. Uncle Sam, let me explain some of the facts of life to you. First, "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is one of the most famous phrases in the United

States Declaration of Independence and considered by some as part of one of the most well crafted, influential sentences in the history of the English language. These three aspects are listed among the "unalienable rights” or sovereign rights of man. Everybody knows that the phrase "the pursuit of happiness," is a reference to Apple Fritters. No more pure form of happiness exists then enjoying a freshly baked Apple Fritter. And another thing, why blame the lowly Apple Fritter on the debt problem? I have been associated with Apple Fritters most of my life and I have never known an Apple Fritter to spend money it does not have. I have given this a lot of thought. Apple Fritters are not responsible for the debt problem in our country but rather politicians are responsible. My thought is simply this. Instead of considering Apple Fritters as "junk food," why not consider politicians as "junk politicians" and tax them. That would make much more sense. Out in the real world everybody operates along these lines; if you create a debt, you have an obligation to pay that debt and not shove it off on somebody else. The only ones who do this are all those "Junk Politicians" who have no sense of how much a dollar is really worth let alone where it comes from. I still stand by the words of Jesus. "And he [Jesus] said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's" (Luke 20:25 KJV). Mr. Uncle Sam, touch my Apple Fritter at your own peril. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com

Loaves and fish: Jesus feeds 5,000 took the loaves and fish and looked up to heaven and gave thanks. He then gave the food to the disciples to give to the people. When Jesus blessed the loaves and fish, the Bible says that everyone ate until they were full. And after they had eaten until they were full, they gathered up the leftovers and there were 12 baskets full. Can you imagine taking five loaves of bread and two fish, feeding thousands and still having food left over? We couldn't do it, but God could. What can we learn from this Bible lesson today? We learn that when we give what we have to God, he can take it, bless it and do more than we could ever imagine. Even though we may not have very much, little becomes much when it is placed in God's hands. Dear Father, just as Jesus used the lunch of a small boy to feed more than 5,000 people, we pray that you will use us to bless everyone we meet each day. Amen. (This sermon courtesy Sermons4Kids.com.)

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YOU can stop the spread of germs that cause illness. But you’ll need two important pieces of equipment to get the job done – SOAP and WARM, RUNNING WATER. roper hand washing requires vigorous lathering for at least 20 seconds – about as long as it takes to sing the ABC song. Use whatever soap gets you scrubbing. Regular soap works well!

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hen you touch a germ, it clings to your hand. Then when you touch your mouth, eyes or nose, the germ slips into your body. Or if you touch some food, the germ moves onto the food, and when you eat the food, the germ gets inside you. When someone sneezes, germs fly into the air. Those germs can land on surfaces and, if you touch those surfaces, germs get on your hands. GROSS!

Germs that cause colds and flu are called viruses and bacteria. 1. When a virus germ gets inside your body, it finds a healthy cell and digs its way inside. 2. Then it begins to multiply. One virus germ becomes two. Two become four. Four become eight. 3. Soon the cell is full of hundreds of virus germs.

Lather up both sides of your hands, around your wrist, between your fingers and around your nails.

5. Each germ finds another healthy cell and begins multiplying. Soon there are millions of virus germs in your body.

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4. The germs break out of the healthy cell.

Rinse well to remove all the soap. Dry hands with paper towels. Tip: use a paper towel to turn off the faucet after washing hands.

The way a movie vampire covers his face with his cape is a good way to stop the spread of germs. It’s called the Vampire Cough. Next time you cough or sneeze, cough into the inside bend of your elbow. If you cough into your hands, the germs from your mouth get spread around. Think about it – what was the last thing you touched with the inside of your elbow?

At the library, I talk with kids about washing their hands both before and after they read our books. They should wash before to help keep the books nice and clean. That helps the library. Then they should wash after they’re done reading to remove germs they picked up from the books. And that helps kids stay healthy. Get more Germ Patrol info and activities at www.kidscoop.com/kids

Keep track of how many times a day you wash your hands for one full week. Every time you wash your hands, make a check in that day’s bubble. Take a guess before you begin, then fill out the actual number after the week is over. Did you wash your hands more or less often than you thought?

Place the numbers 1 to 12 in the circles so that the sum of the numbers in the four circles will equal 26 along any straight line.

Answers are on the KIDS page at www.kidscoop.com

GERM WASH WEAPON VIRUSES BACTERIA HEALTHY VAMPIRE COUGH ELBOW EQUAL CAUSE HUNDREDS SOAP HANDS BUG

Look through the newspaper to find pictures of people doing various things. Mark it with a red B if people should wash their hands before this activity. Mark it with a blue A if they should wash their hands after this activity. How many photos did you mark with both an A and a B?

Find the words in the puzzle, then in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities.

… washing your hands before meal times.

B E C H C S D N A H B G S A G E A Y N S A A U E N U H D E D W S C G S T O R L E E F R T L U I C B R A M F A E P R U O D P G E R M R G I W N O H P A O S

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Find an article or advertisement that describes a health problem. What is the cause of the problem? What is described as a solution or “cure” for the problem?

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BACTERIA The noun bacteria means microscopic organisms that cause disease. Washing your hands keeps harmful bacteria away. Try to use the word bacteria in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family members.

Write tips for kids on how to avoid getting sick. How can you stop germs before they get you down?

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Legals NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE TIPTON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided for in that certain Deed of Trust dated February 28, 2007, of record in Deed Book 1329, Page 695, Instrument Number 100875, Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, from Vivian Marlar aka Alice Marlar (Borrower) to TITLE ASSURANCE & ESCROW INC./ Leonard E. Van, Attorney (Trustee) for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for EquiFirst Corporation (Lender), securing the Note/indebtedness therein described, the entire Note/indebtedness having been declared in default and immediately due and payable by the lawful owner and holder thereof. The ownership and beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred to SABR MORTGAGE LOAN 2008-1 REO SUBSIDIARY-1 LLC (Holder) by an instrument duly recorded or to be recorded in the aforesaid records, and said Holder has appointed the firm listed below as Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, by an instrument duly recorded or to be recorded in the aforesaid records, to serve in the place and stead of the aforementioned Trustee. Notice of the Right to Foreclose was sent to the Borrower by letter dated April 28, 2011. NOW, THEREFORE, said Successor Trustee, or agent thereof, pursuant to said Deed of Trust, having been requested by the Holder so to do, and by virtue of the authority and power vested in said Successor Trustee by said Deed of Trust, will on August 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., at the usual and customary location at the Tipton County, Tennessee, Courthouse, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash (or credit upon the indebtedness secured if the lawful owner and holder thereof is the successful purchaser), the following-described property: LAND SITUATED IN TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: LOT 66, SECTION D, PARK PLACE SUBDIVISION, TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET E, SLIDE 128, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY: BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LARRY D. SILVEY, A MARRIED PERSON, AT QUIT CLAIM DEED DATED 11/13/2001, IN RECORD BOOK 972, PAGE 30 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TAX PARCEL NUMBER: 111 A E 010.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 413 DACUS, MUNFORD, TN 38058 For informational purposes only, this property is commonly known as 413 Dacus Drive, Munford, TN 38058, Parcel ID 111A E 01000 000512. The property shall be free from all right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, dower, curtesy, elective share, and all other exemptions that are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Successor Trustee will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee, “as is” and “where is” and without covenants of seizin or warranties of title. Listing of Subordinate Lienholders: N/A Listing of Other Interested Parties: N/A This sale is subject to liens; easements; encumbrances; property taxes; rights of redemption of taxing entities; all matters shown on any recorded plan(s) or plat(s); any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and other matters which are prior in right to the lien of the aforesaid Deed of Trust. If a high bidder fails to close a sale, the Successor Trustee shall have the option of making the sale to the next highest bidder. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the sale to another day, time and/or place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above, or at any date and time fixed by a preceding postponement. Alternatively, at its option, Successor Trustee may give a new notice of sale. Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco, PC One Alliance Center, 4th Floor 3500 Lenox Road Atlanta, GA 30326 (866) 960-8298 File# 007359

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been

made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by that certain Real Estate Deed of Trust for Tennessee executed on June 4, 1999 by Connie F. Cantrell (a/k/a Connie F. Holderbaugh), to David Sievers, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee in Book 868, Page 587, recorded June 7, 1999, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed(s) of Trust is the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”); and WHEREAS, USDA, the current owner and holder of said Deed(s) of Trust appointed Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed(s) of Trust; and NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on Thursday, August 18, 2011, commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the north door at the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder either for cash or 10 percent of the high bid price as a non-refundable deposit with balance due within ten (10) days of sale, (and if such balance goes unpaid, USDA will retain the deposit and re-foreclose) the following described property lying and being in the Second Civil District in Tipton County, Tennessee to wit: Being Lot 23 of Liberty Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 96, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Being the same property conveyed by Bolton & Swain, a Tennessee Partnership, to Connie F. Cantrell (a/k/a Connie F. Holderbaugh), by deed of record in Deed Book 868, Page 585, in the said Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 187 Anthony Street Brighton TN 38011 CURRENT OWNERS: Connie F. Cantrell (a/k/a Connie F. Holderbaugh) The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: CitiFinancial, Inc. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed(s) of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. Publication Dates: July 21th, July 28th, August 4nd Arlisa Armstrong Substitute Trustee 85G Stonebrook Place Jackson TN 38305 http//www.resales.usda.gov

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 11, 2005, executed by DIANNA LYNN MAX, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, conveying certain real property therein described to LENDERS TITLE & ESCROW, LLC as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, on July 22, 2005, as Instrument No. 75465, in Book 1218, at Page 192-207; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI SURF TRUST SERIES 2005-BC4, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 12, 2011, 11:00 AM at the Tipton County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011 best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: LOT 11, SECTION B, JONES-AKINS STORE RD SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET E, SLIIDE 172, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLOT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1261 AKINS STORE ROAD, BRIGHTON, TN 38011. 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): DIANNA LYNN MAX OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. 2) MILA, INC. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 TS# 10-0095454, FEI# 1006.109285, 07/21/2011, 07/28/2011, 08/04/2011

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated AUGUST 10, 2006, executed by KHRISTINE M. JONES (A/K/A KHRISTINE MARIE JONES, A/K/A KHRISTINE MARIE JONES M.) AND FRANCIS JONES (A/K/A FRANCIS LEO JONES, JR., A/K/A FRANK L. JONES), WIFE AND HUSBAND, to KATIE WINCHESTER, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 1293, PAGE 806, in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by CITIMORTGAGE, INC., being the present owner/holder or authorized agent, designee or servicer of the holder/ owner of said indebtedness, has requested foreclosure proceedings to be instituted; and as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 AT 1:00 P.M., AT THE NORTH DOOR OF THE TIPTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN COVINGTON, TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in TIPTON County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF TIPTON, TENNESSEE: BEING LOT 73 OF WEST ROAD SUBDIVISION, SECTION D RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET B, SLIDE 194B, 195 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE, LYING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CHEYENNE ROAD IN THE SEVENTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN FOUND AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 72 WEST ROAD SUBDIVISION SECTION D, SAID POINT BEING ON THE NORTH R.O.W. LINE OF CHEYENNE ROAD (50’ R.O.W.), THENCE NORTH 32 DEG. 46’ 33’’ EAST, 350.00 ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 72 TO AN IRON PIN FOUND AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 72, SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 73; THENCE SOUTH 57 DEG. 13’ 27’’ EAST, 130.00 FEET ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 73 TO AN IRON PIN FOUND AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 74; THENCE SOUTH 32 DEG. 46’ 33’’ WEST, 350.00 FEET ALONG THE WEST LINE OF LOT 74 TO AN IRON PIN FOUND ON THE NORTH R.O.W. LINE OF CHEYENNE ROAD; THENCE NORTH 57 DEG. 13’ 27’’ WEST, 130.00 FEET ALONG THE SAID R.O.W. LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ENCOMPASSING 1.03 ACRES OF

LAND, MORE OR LESS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KHRISTINE M. JONES, BY DEED DATED AUGUST 10, 2006 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 1293, PAGE 804, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 175 CHEYENNE ROAD, MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE 38053. MAP 144 PARCEL 013.73 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 671-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5-117 HAVE BEEN MET. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; FRANCIS JONES THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, July 27, 2011. This is improved property known as 175 CHEYENNE ROAD, MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE 38053. J. PHILLIP JONES, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 www.phillipjoneslaw.com F11-1876

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default has occurred in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a Real Estate Deed of Trust (the “Deed of Trust”) dated October 17, 2007, by Southern Custom Home Builders, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company (“Southern”), to Richard Exley, as Trustee, for the benefit of Community Bank, North Mississippi, formerly known as Community Bank, N.A. (“Community Bank”), of record in the Register’s Office, Tipton County, Tennessee, at Record Book 1368, Page 100-109, to secure payment of a Promissory Note dated October 17, 2007, executed by Southern in the original principal amount of Two Hundred Eight Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($208,000.00) in favor of Community Bank (“Note”). Community Bank has appointed Mark E. Beutelschies and Patricia L. Everitt as Successor Trustees under the Deed of Trust, by Appointment of Successor Trustee recorded in said Register’s Office at Record Book 1519, Page 964, with all of the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in the Deed of Trust. All of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust has matured upon demand of the owner thereof. This is to give notice that Mark E. Beutelschies and Patricia L. Everitt, as Successor Trustees, or their agent(s), will on Monday, August 22, 2011 commencing at 12:00 P.M. at the North entrance of the Tipton County Courthouse, in Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to-wit: Being within the corporate limits of the Town of Covington, Tennessee, bounded on the north by an alley on the east side by the lot formerly owned by C.H. Hill and recently conveyed by Neil H. Johnson et. al; on the south by East Liberty Street; and on the west by the property owned by T.P. Elcan; and being a lot of land fronting about 40 feet on the north side of East Liberty Street, and running back north about 80 feet to an alley. Tipton County and City of Covington real property taxes for the year 2010 are due and delinquent. As permitted by the Deed of Trust, this sale will also include all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments

made to crop producers, all water and riparian rights, wells, ditches, reservoirs, and water stock and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures and replacements owned by Southern on the above-described real property. The following information is believed to be correct but has not been verified: Property Address: 132/134 E. Liberty Avenue, Covington, Tennessee 38019 Prior Deed Ref.: R e c o r d Book 1282, Page 920-921 Current Property Owner: Southern Custom Home Builders, LLC aka Southern Custom Homebuilders, LLC Other Interested Parties: None The right is reserved to adjourn 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 sale shall be subject to: unpaid property taxes and assessments (plus penalties and interest); subdivision restrictions, building lines and easements of record (if any); and any prior liens or other prior encumbrances of record. The equitable right of redemption, statutory right of redemption, homestead, curtesy, dower, appraisement, marshalling of liens and assets, and all other exemptions are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee(s). Mark E. Beutelschies Successor Trustee For Information Please Contact: Mark E. Beutelschies Farris Bobango Branan PLC 999 S. Shady Grove Rd., Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38120 901-259-7120

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default has occurred in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a Real Estate Deed of Trust (the “Deed of Trust”) dated June 13, 2006, by Southern Custom Home Bldrs, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company (“Southern”), to Richard Exley, as Trustee, for the benefit of Community Bank, North Mississippi, formerly known as Community Bank, N.A. (“Community Bank”), of record in the Register’s Office, Tipton County, Tennessee, at Record Book 1280, Page 935-945, rerecorded at Record Book 1282, Page 835-845, to secure payment of a Promissory Note dated November 15, 2006, executed by Southern in the original principal amount of Six Hundred Twenty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($620,000.00) in favor of Community Bank (“Note”). Community Bank has appointed Mark E. Beutelschies and Patricia L. Everitt as Successor Trustees under the Deed of Trust, by Appointment of Successor Trustee recorded in said Register’s Office at Record Book 1519, Page 965, with all of the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in the Deed of Trust. All of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust has matured upon demand of the owner thereof. This is to give notice that Mark E. Beutelschies and Patricia L. Everitt, as Successor Trustees, or their agent(s), will on Monday, August 22, 2011 commencing at 12:00 P.M. at the North entrance of the Tipton County Courthouse, in Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to-wit: Description of Lot 7 of J.F. Wooten Subdivision, Section D as recorded at Plat Cabinet C, Slide 129, said property being located on the South side of Cobb Avenue and being situated in the Seventh Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee. Beginning at a found iron post in the South Right of Way line of Cobb Avenue (having a 60 foot total Right of Way) being the Northwest corner of Lot 7 of J.F. Wooten Subdivision, Section D, as recorded at Plat Cabinet C, Slide 129, also being the Northeast corner of Lot 3 of J.F. Wooten Subdivision, Section B, (Plat Cabinet C, Slide 7); thence in a Northeastwardly direction, along the South Right of Way line of Cobb Avenue and the North line of Lot 7, North 84 degrees 40 minutes 15 seconds East, a distance of 100.00 feet to a found iron post being the Northeast corner of to 7 and the Northwest corner of Lot 6 of J.P. Wooten Subdivision, Section C (Plat Cabinet C, Slide 81); thence in a Southeastwardly direction, along the East line of Lot 7 and the west line of Lot 6, South 05 degrees 19 minutes 45 seconds East, a distance of 225.72 feet to a found iron post being the Southeast corner of Lot 7 and the Southwest corner of Lot 6; thence in a Southwestwardly direction, along the South line of Lot 7, South 85 degrees 41 minutes 40 seconds West, a distance of 100.02 feet to a found iron post being the Southwest corner of Lot 7 and the Southeast corner of Lot 2 of the J.F. Wooten Subdivision, Section B, (Plat Cabinet C, Slide 7); thence in a Northwestwardly direction, along the West line of Lot 7 and the East line of Lot 2 and Lot 3, North 05 degrees 19 minutes 45 seconds West, a distance of 223.93 feet to the Point of Beginning and containing 0.52 acres, more or less. However, there exists on the above described property a utility easement running 5 foot South of and parallel with the North property line as shown on plat of survey. This conveyance is made subject to building line and easements of re-

cord at Plat Cabinet C, Slide 129 of the said Register’s Office. Lot 2, Section B, of J.F. Wooten Subdivision as recorded in Plat Cabinet C, Slide 7, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. This conveyance is made subject to Subdivision Restrictions, building lines and easement in Plat Cabinet C, Slide 7, in said Register’s Office. Lot 3 of J.F. Wooten Subdivision, Section B, as recorded in Plat Cabinet C, Slide 7 and located on the East side of Tipton Road in the 7th Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee. Beginning at an iron pin located on the Southwest corner of Lot 3 of J.P. Wooten Subdivision, Section B, as recorded in Plat Cabinet C, Slide 7 and being in the East R.O.W. line of Tipton road; thence in a Northwestwardly direction, along the West line of Lot 3, also being the east R.O.W. line of Tipton Road (30 feet from centerline), N 05 degrees 19 minutes 45 seconds W, 95.00 feet to a point of curvature; thence in a Northeastwardly direction, along a curve to the right having a radius of 25.00 feet, a distance of 39.27 feet to a point of tangency located in the south R.O.W. line of a 60.00 foot wide road; thence in a Northeastwardly direction, along the south R.O.W. line of said road, also being the North line of Lot 3, N 84 degrees 40 minutes 15 seconds E, 195.00 feet to an iron pin being the Northeast corner of Lot 3; thence in a southeastwardly direction, along the East line of Lot 3 also being an interior line of Munford Development Company property (623/14), S 05 degrees 19 minutes 45 seconds E, 120.00 feet to an iron pin located in the Southeast corner of Lot 3, also being the Northeast corner of Lot 2; thence in a Southwestwardly direction, along the south line of Lot 3, also being the North line of Lot 2, S 84 degrees 40 minutes, 15 seconds W, 220.00 feet to the point of beginning and containing 0.60 acres. Tipton County and City of Atoka real property taxes for the year 2010 are due and delinquent. As permitted by the Deed of Trust, this sale will also include all rights, easements, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers, all water and riparian rights, wells, ditches, reservoirs, and water stock and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures and replacements owned by Southern on the above-described real property. The following information is believed to be correct but has not been verified: Property Address: 2094 Tipton Road, Atoka, Tennessee 38004 Prior Deed Ref.: R e c o r d Book 1228, Page 389-391 Current Property Owner: Southern Custom Home Builders, LLC Other Interested Parties: None The right is reserved to adjourn 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 sale shall be subject to: unpaid property taxes and assessments (plus penalties and interest); subdivision restrictions, building lines and easements of record (if any); and any prior liens or other prior encumbrances of record. The statutory right of redemption, homestead, curtesy, dower, appraisement, marshalling of liens and assets, and all other exemptions are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee(s). Mark E. Beutelschies Successor Trustee For Information Please Contact: Mark E. Beutelschies Farris Bobango Branan PLC 999 S. Shady Grove Rd., Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38120 901-259-7120

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO PR2910 ESTATE OF Kathryn B. Herr. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 14th day of July, 2011. Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Kathryn B. Herr, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This 21st day of July, 2011. Margaret Marioni Executrix 21jul2wp Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

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www.covingtonleader.com BEING NOTICE OF SALE In obedience to Order of the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee made and entered in the above styled cause on July 18, 2011, public notice is hereby given that I will on: Friday, August 26, 2011 at the hour of 10 a.m. in Chancery Court Courtroom at the Tipton County Justice Center in Covington, Tennessee, sell to the highest bidder, the following described tract of land, to wit: Beginning at a stake standing north 2 degrees east 285 feet from the southwest corner of the Curtis Grant Subdivision and the southwest corner of the Grant 20 acre tract; thence with the west line of the subdivision, North 2 degrees east 95 feet to a stake at the southwest corner of Lot #5; thence with the south line of Lot #5, South 88 degrees East 290 feet to a stake in the west right of way of Grant Lane, (having a 60 foot right of way), said stake being the southeast corner of Lot #5; thence with the west right of way of the Lane, south 2 degrees west 95 feet to stake at the northeast corner of Lot #3; thence with the same, north 88 degrees west 290 feet and being Lot No. 4 of the Curtis Grant Subdivision as recorded in plat Book 1 page 60 of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, according to the survey of Milton Thornton, Lauderdale County Surveyor made on December 6, 1969. Being the same property conveyed to John Griffin Elam and wife, Corine Elam, as tenants by the entireties, by deed recorded in Deed Book 305, Page 68 of the Registered’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, Said John Griffin Elam died in March of 2008, survived by said Corine Elam. Address: 67 Grant Lane, Mason, Tennessee The property will be sold for cash, in bar of the equity of redemption nd all exemptions. The Special Commissioner’s Report of Sale will lie upon her desk for a period of ten (10) days following the sale, subject to being raised and reopened by deposit of advance bid of at least 10% over the initial bidded price. The property will be sold as is, where is, with possession given upon confirmation of the sale. Witness my hand, this 25th day of July, 2001. Judy Billings Special Commissioner 4Aug3wks

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated JUNE 30, 1998, executed by DEBORAH L. REESE, AN UNMARRIED PERSON, to MONTE CONNELL, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 832, PAGE 553, in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for TIPTON County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO TRANS FINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, being the present owner/holder or authorized agent, designee or servicer of the holder/owner of said indebtedness, has requested foreclosure proceedings to be instituted; and as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 AT 12:00 P.M., AT THE NORTH DOOR OF THE TIPTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN COVINGTON, TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in TIPTON County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF TIPTON, TENNESSEE: LOT 14, SECTION C, HIDDEN RIDGE ESTATES AS RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET “D”, SLIDE 65 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TN AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN IN THE NORTH LINE OF WOOTEN STREET, SAID PIN BEING IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 15; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES, 18 MINUTES, 14 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF WOOTEN STREET, 83.05 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES, 00 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS EAST, 157.70 FEET TO AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 19; THENCE NORTH 86 DEGREES, 08 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 19, 82.90 FEET TO AN IRON PIN IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 15; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES, 00 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF LOT 15, 156.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THERE IS A 5.0 UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THIS LOT AS SHOWN ON THE RECORDED PLAT. SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS AT BOOK 764, PAGE 320, AND BUILDING LINES AND EASEMENTS AT PLAT CABINET D, SLIDE 65 OF THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER’S OFFICE.

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THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DEBORAH L. REESE, AN UNMARRIED PERSON, BY DEED DATED JUNE 30, 1998 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 832, PAGE 551, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 1846 WOOTEN STREET, COVINGTON, TENNESSEE 38019. MAP 018L GROUP D PARCEL 014.00 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 671-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5-117 HAVE BEEN MET. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS,

THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: CITIFINANCIAL, INC. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, August 3, 2011. This is improved property known as 1846 WOOTEN STREET, COVINGTON, TENNESSEE 38019. J. PHILLIP JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 www.phillipjoneslaw.com F11-1589

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO PR2911 ESTATE OF Daniel Spiva, Jr.. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 27th day of July, 2011. Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Daniel Spiva, Jr., deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This 4th day of August, 2011. Dana Michelle Gossett Executrix 4Aug2wp Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

INVITATION TO BID The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for a contract to furnish, deliver, and install dishwashing machine chemicals and to provide dispensers for such.

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10:00 AM on August 11, 2011. The sale will be held at Certified Transmissions, 1022 Hwy 51 N, Covington, TN 38019, Phone: (901) 476-8726 One 1999 VW Beetle, Vehicle Vin# 3VWCA21C2XM472249 will be sold at public auction at 10:30 AM on August 11, 2011. The sale will be held at Certified Transmissions, 1022 Hwy 51 N, Covington, TN 38019, Phone: (901) 476-8726

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Tipton County Public Works Department The Tipton County Public Works Department will hold a special called meeting on Monday, August 15, 2011 at the Justice Building, 1801 S. College St., Covington, TN at 6:00 p.m. Open To The Public

A public hearing is called y the City of Munford Beer Board for public input on an “On Premises” Beer Permit. The name of the business is Home Plate Cafe and owned by James Earl Green. It is located at 45 Reeder Ave., Munford, Tennessee 38058. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building, located at 69 College Street.

INVITATION TO BID The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for the following: A Diagnostic/Bench Assessment program aligned to the Tennessee Standards for Grades 2-8 in reading/language arts, mathematics, science, secondary Biology I, Algebra I, English II and College Readiness/ ACT. For additional information contact Georgia Dawson at 901-476-7148. Sealed bids will be opened at 2 p.m. on August 19, 2011 at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Hwy. 51, Covington, TN 38019. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received.

INVITATION TO BIDDERS The Tipton County Public Works Department requests separate sealed bids for the following: Asphalt Paving – Hot Mix Bids shall be received by the Tipton County Public Works Department at the Administration Office in Brighton, Tennessee 38011. Bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. local time on Monday, August 15, 2011. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at a special called meeting at 1801 S College St, Covington, TN 38019 at 6:00 p.m. on said date. Bids sent by mail should be addressed to the Tipton County Public Works Department, 8279 Highway 51, Brighton, TN 38011. The bid sheets shall be enclosed in a separate sealed envelope marked “BID ENCLOSED,” thus, preventing the bid from being opened in error.

For additional information contact Henry Glass at (901) 475-5820.

Bids will not be received or accepted after the time specified above for the opening of the bids. Bids submitted after the designated hour will be deemed invalid and returned unopened to the bidder. A bidder may not withdraw his bid during the first sixty (60) days after the actual opening bid date.

Sealed bids will be opened at 2:00 p.m. on August 11, 2011 at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN 38019.

Tipton County Public Works reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids.

The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received. Dr. William E. Bibb Director of Schools Tipton County

NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS Project: Covington Downtown Improvements Phase 3 Ref. No. STP-EN-4903(6) Project No.84PLM-F3-006 Contract No. 110502.00 The City of Covington, Tennessee, Tipton County is about to make final payment with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to file claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must file same with Jere Hadley, Recorder, 200 West Washington Avenue, Covington, TN 38019 on or before August 18, 201

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 13-7105, notice is hereby given of public hearing to be held by the Tipton County Legislative Commission, Monday, the 12th day of September 2011, at 6:45 p.m. in the Tipton County Justice Center, 1801 South College Street. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. The hearing is to receive input into the following item: 1. Rezoning request for the following three properties to be rezoned from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to FAR (Forestry, Agricultural, Residential District): (1) South of Indian Creek Cemetery on Tax Map 52, Parcel 80.02 totaling 18.66 acres (There is excepted out of this acreage the portion of property that lies on the East side of Indian Creek Road containing approximately 2.5 acres) and belonging to Gordon Mills; (2) 2321 Indian Creek Road on Tax Map 57, Parcel 6.02 totaling 10.00 acres and belonging to Sanford Mills; and (3) South & West of 2261 Indian Creek Road on Tax Map 67, Parcel 6.01 totaling 18.8 acres and belonging to Michael Beasley. The front two hundred feet from the centerline of Indian Creek Road is excluded from this rezoning for all three parcels. A copy of the map and legal description of this property can be viewed at the Tipton County Planning Office/Building Inspector’s Office during regular business hours.

Shannon Reed, P.E. Director

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burglary (July 29) ▪ Taylor, Sadabrie Yantez, 24, domestic assault (July 27) ▪ Taylor, Tommy Dale, 31, domestic assault, public intoxication (July 28) ▪ Terry, Runetta Yvette, 49, cruelty to animals (July 26) ▪ Turner, Clayton Bradley, 41, aggravated assault (no injury; July 30) ▪ Underwood, Charisa Dawn, 35, driving on rev/susp/canc license (July 25) ▪ Vaughn, Marvin Jim, 20, possession of controlled substance (July 28) ▪ Vowell, James Rick, 48, domestic assault (July 30) ▪ Wade, Jeffrey Wendell, 52, driving on rev/susp/canc license, failure to comply with insurance laws, improper tag display, seatbelt law, driving left of center of roadway (July 29) ▪ Walker, Jerry Dale, 47, driving on rev/susp/canc license (July 29) ▪ Walker, Richard Scott, 35, public intoxication (July 29) ▪ Walker, Troy Wayne, 49, driving on rev/susp/canc license, seatbelt law (July 49) ▪ Watkins, Terry Lynn, 23, driving on rev/susp/canc license (July 28) ▪ Webb, Gary Kevin, 39, criminal impersonation, reckless driving, violation of light law, speeding, theft under $500, theft (2 cts), possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to deliver, failure to appear (2 cts), leaving scene of accident, violation of probation of rules and regulations (July 24) ▪ Webb, Gary Kevin, 39, criminal impersonation, reckless driving, speeding 21+ miles over limit, driving on rev/susp/canc license (July 29) ▪ Williams, Lucinda, 35, theft under $500 (July 25) ▪ Williams, Michael Dale, 37, aggravated assault (no injury, 2 cts; July 26) ▪ Williamson, Guy Alvin, 41, aggravated assault (no injury), driving on rev/susp/canc license (July 27) ▪ Wilson, Colton McClain, 19, aggravated assault (no injury; July 30) ▪ Wynn, Reginald Denaz, 44, failure to pay child support (2 cts; July 30) Disclaimer: These persons are innocent until proven guilty. They will face charges in Tipton County General Sessions Court unless warrants for their arrest were issued in another county (this may or may not be denoted in the listing of charges).

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a traffic enforcement roadblock on Aug. 12 in Tipton County in the evening hours. The agency’s main focus will be unlicensed drivers. The checkpoint will be conducted in the eastern portion of the county. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on unlicensed drivers and unsafe vehicles within Tipton County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these traffic enforcement roadblocks to be an effective means of enforcing the motor vehicle statutes of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO PR2913 ESTATE OF Doris K. Wooten. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 28th day of July, 2011. Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Doris K. Wooten, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred.

Sam Stitt Executor 4Aug2wp Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO PR2912 ESTATE OF Paul Pickard. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 28th day of July, 2011. Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Paul Pickard, deceased, were

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Webb arrested for impersonating brother By Echo Day eday@covingtonleader.com Arrested twice last week, Gary Kevin Webb seems to be having an identity crisis this month. On July 14, Webb was pulled over just after midnight on Hwy. 51, north of Covington, by a deputy conducting routine patrols. “He stopped the vehicle and the driver identified himself as Ricky Webb,” said Tipton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Donna Turner. “He gave a false date of birth.” Webb was cited for driving 97 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone, she said. Ten days later, he was pulled over again. This time it was at Hwy. 51 and Oak Grove. “For identification he produced the citation the deputy gave him on July 14,” Turner said. Checking for warrants, the deputy found Webb had active warrants for theft, failure to appear and more. The warrants were out of both Dyersburg and Haywood County. He was arrested and held on the active warrants, and also charged for speed and traffic violations related to the traffic stop, but made his $1,000 bond. But five days later Webb was back in jail. This time deputies had found he’d been impersonating his brother. Webb, who is now being held on a $5,000 bond, was charged with criminal impersonation, reckless driving, speeding 21+ miles over the limit and driving on a revoked/suspended/ canceled license. He is due back in court on Aug. 23.

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someone referred to me and my husband would tell me who he knew because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lived in Tipton County his whole life,â&#x20AC;? explained Ferguson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was invited to a business referral network in Memphis and I knew it would work in Tipton County. Not only will this help those businesses in our group, but it will also help the local economy. As their business grows, more money is pumped back into the local economy and our county grows. I just think its beneficial to everyone involved.â&#x20AC;? Business interested in being a part of the Tipton Business Fererral Networking Group are invited to email Cathy Ferguson at BRN. Tipton@gmail.com for more information.

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to meet the first Tuesday of every month at lunchtime for a training/networking/luncheon for about an hour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spare a lot of time during the week but they have to have lunch at some time, or rather we hope they do,â&#x20AC;? said Ferguson, smiling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lunchtime is a great time to get together, have lunch, listen to a speaker and mingle. Every company could get from one to 50 referrals in a day. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how many exactly, but what we do know is, for every referral that you are given, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have before.â&#x20AC;? Ferguson said the idea came to her when she was invited to participate in a similar group in Memphis. New to the area, she said she is the type of person who likes to be referred to a business based on its past performance with previous clients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am the type who would actually like

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When the economy is tough and business is slow, one of the first expenses to be cut in an organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget is advertising. Although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a necessary expense to drive in more business, when times are tough, paying the rent and employees takes precedence and business owners find themselves in a catch-22 situation. Munford residents Marty and Cathy Ferguson have come up with an affordable way to drive business and clients to members in their newly-established referral group, Tipton Business Referral Networking Group. By limiting membership to one business per category, the Fergusons hope to develop a strong network of trustworthy business referrals, which will meet every need of its members, both business and personal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tipton Business Referral Networking Group offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals,â&#x20AC;? said Cathy Ferguson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unlike a chamber of commerce, which allows any business to come into their group, we will only have one business in each category. This is great for small companies in Tipton County who maybe donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough money to promote their business the way they would like. If they join our group, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have up to 50 other businesses giving their name out as referrals.â&#x20AC;? The exclusive networking group is looking for members to fulfill busi-

ness categories such as chiropractor, banking, printer, florist, photographer, travel agent and jeweler and many others. For a one-time fee of $60, a business may join the group if their category is still open. Once a part of the group, members pay a monthly fee of $10 which is used to pay for the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, promotions for the group, special guests attending the monthly meetings and for meet-and-greets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your entrance fee secures you a position in our group and secures our referrals to you,â&#x20AC;? said Ferguson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking for small companies who are struggling to get started. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll talk with them and if they are the first ones to ask to inquire and they have a legit business, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll invite them to join. Then, when we are asked if we know anyone who does that type of work, we give our referrals to that business.â&#x20AC;? The new group plans

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