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TRUANCY OFFICER CHARGED IN Bethel board SELMER ALDERMAN’S ASSAULT reinstates officer By Jeff Whitten
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Selmer Alderman John Preston Smith was allegedly assaulted on Jan. 31 by Eric Holcombe, truancy officer for the McNairy County School District. According to the incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, Smith told Deputy Amy Ballard, that it was not his week to have his kids but since it was his birthday he wanted to spend a few hours with them. Along with friend Brian Dickey, who is McNairy County Registrar of Deeds, Smith went to the Guys home of his estranged wife, Rebecca, to pick up the kids. Smith said that Holcombe came outside, jerked Smith’s car door open and told Smith that he needed to be more respectable to Rebecca. Smith told Ballard that he replied, “Excuse me” and at that time Holcombe grabbed him by his hair, drug him out of the car and kicked him in the head.
Dickey said that at that point Holcombe backed away from Smith and allowed him to leave. Smith then left Holcombe’s property and went home. Deputy Ballard arrived in Smith’s home in Selmer and took Smith’s statement. Smith had an apparent head injury and told Ballard that he was going to the emergency room. Ballard then contacted Holcombe and asked him to come to the Justice Complex and give his statement on what happened. HOLCOMBE Holcombe told Ballard that Smith did have permission to pick up the children. Holcombe then said he went outside to talk to
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The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen reinstated part-time night police officer Bandy Burney after Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell had suspended him. There was a heated discussion on this issue with Sowell asserting that he couldn’t do any more than he has done to make
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Escaped convict located in McNairy County By Christen Coulon Editor
An escaped criminal was captured last Friday by the Selmer Police Department behind the strip of fast food restaurants and gas stations along Highway 45 in Selmer. Following the incident, Robert Bryant faces escape charges and Elizabeth Foster, who stands accused of aiding Bryant, faces a charge of accessory after the fact on an escape. This escape was not what one usually thinks of when hearing of a jail break. The fugitive did not scale any walls, dig a tunnel or sneak out in a laundry truck. The escapee, Bryant, was actually released from the Hardeman County Jail at noon last Thursday for a scheduled medical procedure. However, when he did not return as
scheduled at 6 p.m. following his medical furlough, an alert was issued for his escape. Officials in Hardeman County were tipped off after Bryant was seen leaving the vehicle he was traveling in. They were notified that their wanted man may be in Selmer and made a call to the local authorities. “We got some info from the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Dept. that Robert Bryant was in this area,” said Lt. Tony Miller, Selmer Police Department. He said that the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Dept. notified him that they were sending officers to that location to assist the Selmer authorities in the capture. Miller said that the subject was reported
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Mayor Kay Cox slams down her gavel to quiet an audience member who is talking out of turn at the Bethel Springs meeting last Monday night.
Selmer officer pleads guilty in domestic assault case By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer Submitted Photo
Robert Bryant did not return to jail in Hardeman County last Thursday following a medical furlough. Selmer Police officers were able to track Bryant down in the woods behind Burger King.
Fundraiser is the place to be Thursday night By Christen Coulon Editor
What makes the perfect Valentine’s date...candy, desserts, music, dancing, or maybe a selfless act of charity? What if you could roll all of those things into one wonderful evening for a price that is easy on your wallet? Well, you can. This Thursday from 5-8 p.m., The Independent Appeal will host the For the Love of Literacy Dessert Tasting Fundraiser at the Selmer Community Center, which features 23 dessert tasting booths, refreshments, and music from the band After Hours. With everything from cakes, cookies and pies to exotic fare such as Italian ice and gelato, this event is the perfect way start to any Valentine’s Day weekend. Several door prizes, including a 19in. HDTV will be given away during the event. Admission is only $5 (with children under five free), and proceeds go to fund the McNairy County Literacy Council and Adult Education. The event has also generated 19 financial contributors including Modern Woodman - Sammie Smith in Adamsville who has generously offered to match up to $2,500 in contributions. The vendors will be competing for one of three coveted awards including Best Dessert, People’s Choice Award and the Best Presentation Valentines Theme. The people’s
Selmer officer Jeremy Wilson, who was charged with domestic assault pleaded guilty in Chester County Circuit Court on Jan. 24, according to a court order provided by the Clerk’s office. Judge Larry McKenzie ordered a plea expungement, which means that if he comes back with proof that he is in counseling by March 9 at his next hearing, the charges will probably be dismissed. Wilson, who is represented by attorney Chip Sherrod, has been free on $2,000 bond since Jan. 8. The prosecuting attorney is Al Earls. Wilson was arrested on Jan. 4. According to the report filed by arresting officer Sgt. Ricky Hardy of the Henderson Police Department, “(She) appeared to be very upset and crying. I noticed red marks on her right forearm and upper arm.” In her statement to the police, Wilson‘s wife said the incident was precipitated by an argument over Wilson’s drinking at their residence. His wife said that during the argument, Wilson grabbed her wrist and twisted her arms back. At that time, she said their son jumped on Wilson’s back in an attempt to stop him. Mrs. Wilson then said that Wilson threatened her if she called the police. At that time, it is alleged that Wilson grabbed his wife and twisted her arm a second time with the couple’s son again attempting to intervene. Wilson’s wife then called an off-duty deputy from the Chester County Sheriff’s Department for assistance. When Deputy Celinda Davidson arrived, she said that she spoke with two juveniles who witnessed the altercation and said that both confirmed the account of Wilson getting mad and twisting his wife’s arms.
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FCC to impose new requirements on first responders By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The Federal Communications Commission will impose new requirements on police and fire radios at the beginning of next year. This requirement is called narrowbanding and involves decreasing the channel bandwidth from current 25 kHz to 12.5 kHz or less at frequencies below 512 MHz. Any equipment that is not capable of operating
on these new bandwidths will need to be replaced. Most public safety systems operate below this frequency. One misconception about the requirements is that it requires digital equipment. However, according to the FCC, analog equipment can still be used if it can operate on channels of 12.5 kHz or less. Public safety agencies must either apply for new licenses or modify existing licenses to comply with the requirements by that deadline. Narrowbanding is used to trans-
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Circus wows residents of Selmer Jan. 31 By Christen Coulon Editor
The Stardust Circus came to Selmer for a one-night performance Jan. 31 at the Selmer Community Center. The event was attended by hundreds of local residents and featured the talented Stardust Circus troop, who hail from the nation of Colombia. The circus began with the ringmaster inviting all of the children in the audience to approach the center ring special seating with a great view of the action. The show began with a juggler who entertained the crowd as he threw various items into act including bowling pins, rings, hats and finally flaming sticks. The audience was then treated to a trained monkey who walked the tight rope and danced. Next, the ringmaster invited all of the children into the ring for a coloring book contest with winners all receiving a special toy. The circus continued with a clown who pulled several men from the audience into his act. The clown made each of the men perform a funny dance with him inside the ring and then used the gentlemen to perform a balancing trick. The trick involved the men setting in a square on chairs, they were then asked to lean back as the clown removed each chair. When all of the chairs were removed the men were balanced supporting each other’s weight and remained in the seated position without falling. Following the clown’s performance, a hula-hoop dancer accompanied by a light show dazzled the audience. “We all liked the circus,” said Brandi Hurst of Selmer. “My children loved it. Their favorite part was the elephant and the contortionist. Hurst was referring to the 11-year-old contortionist who was able to twist her body like a pretzel, and the stuffed animal elephant who came to life right before being kicked by a clown. The elephant would run around the ring once each time it was wound with a special key. At the end of the performance it was revealed that the stuffed elephant was in fact a trained dog. This year’s circus featured several other funny clown acts as well as acrobatic acts and was well received by the crowd. After seeing the Circus Hurst said that she and her family were impressed with this year’s performance and that everyone had a great time. “We went last year, but it was better this year,” Hurst said.
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What’s so civil about civil war reenactment? Organizers weigh in on dispute By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
After a previous story on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, Tom Doss, Confederate Commander of the Armies of Tennessee, and Nita Rutledge, public relations coordinator for the group, approached the Independent Appeal in order to respond to parts of the article and to offer additional information about their reenactment and their group. In the previous story, Gen. Joe Way of the rival group the Blue Gray Alliance after being told that the AOT said that it had offered to merge the two reenactments but was refused by the BGA said, “That’s not true, they have real
problems with the truth.” Doss and Rutledge provided the Independent Appeal a copy of a certified letter proposing that the two rival reenactments merge, along with a receipt signed by Donna Jo Way. The letter was dated May 23, 2011 and was signed for on June 10 of that year. Doss said that he made the same invitation verbally at the Hardin County Courthouse after the letter was sent. He remembers that the meeting was in the summer of 2011. In an earlier email to the Independent Appeal, Way said that the AOT did not have enough land for a joint reunion. According to Doss, AOT has 740 acres available and another
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choice award will be chosen by attendees and the remaining awards will be chosen by a panel of local judges. Selmer Mayor David Robinson, Adamsville Mayor David Leckner, Bethel Springs Mayor Kay Cox, Lucy Martin and Dr. Toni Watson have all signed on as judges for the event. In addition, State Senator Delores Gresham, senate education chair, is planning on attending Thursday’s event. “I would like to invite the community to come for a night of their favor-
ite desserts and entertainment,” said Patsy Pearson, supervisor of adult education and literacy council member. “This is truly a worthwhile fundraising event.” Pearson said the money will go to fund building expenses, testing fees and instruction for the adult education program as well as other literacy council programs such as even start and Pilot Pre-K classes. However she said that while the funding goes to the literacy council, the effects of these donations will be felt throughout the community. “We provide a vital service to the undereducated adults in the community,” Pearson said. “All of the jobs
RADIO RESTRICTIONS FROM PAGE 1A
mit voice and data at very low speeds. The purpose of these new requirements is to promote more efficient use of the VHF and UHF land mobile bands. Today, these bands are highly congested and there is not enough spectrum available for licensees to expand existing systems or to implement new systems. As licensees convert to narrower channel bandwidth, new channels will become available for licensing to parties that need them. Even prior to the deadline, transmissions from wideband channels (25kHz) will be subject to interference from new narrowband systems. For this reason, the FCC suggests that fire and police departments make the transition as soon as practicable, subject to budgetary processes. The narrowbanding requirements were adopted as part of a process named refarming. The purpose of this process was to consolidate 20 separate radio services into two pools; a public safety pool and an industrial/business pool. The business/industrial pool includes things like taxicabs and tow trucks. Spectrum that is freed up by narrowbanding will be used for these same purposes, according to the FCC. There are no plans to auction off this additional spectrum. It is distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. The switch is affecting different local fire departments in different ways. The Selmer Fire Department switched to narrowband about five years ago, according to Selmer Fire Chief Anthony Carr. The Ramer Volunteer Fire Department is still using its old radios, according to Fire Chief Jamie Robertson. When asked whether he would have the time and funding to switch by the deadline he said, “We’re gonna try.” The McNairy County Volunteer Fire Department falls somewhere in between the two. It has replaced some radios that are not narrowbanding capable, but not all of them, according to Fire Chief Darryl Goodrum. The total cost of complying with the mandate is between $60,000 and $70,000. In order to defray some of the costs, the department has applied for a couple of grants. One is the Assis-
740 acres if needed. When asked why two reenactments are a problem, Doss said that it was confusing for spectators, splits the reenactment community and makes the whole thing political. “When an event was planned beforehand, why do we need two?” he asked. Rutledge said that the two events stretch the resources of McNairy and Hardin Counties. When asked if the rival reenactments mar the commemoration of anniversary of the historic occasion of the Battle of Shiloh, Rutledge said, “We’re not fighting with anyone.” She noted that the AOT is a 501(c)(3) organization, meaning it is tax exempt under the Internal
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today require skills of today and not of yesterday. If our adults are not educated we cannot attract new jobs to McNairy County.” Pearson said that the 31.5 percent rate of adults in our county without a high school diploma is unacceptable and that we must work as a community to bring that number down. “We hope everyone will come enjoy a great evening and leave with a better understanding of the thousands of children and families who lack the resources to read, succeed in school, operate a computer or find a better job,” said Janet Rail Publisher of the Independent Appeal.
tance to Firefighters grant and the other is the Community Development Block Grant. Goodrum told the Independent Appeal last Friday that they should be hearing from the CDBG in a few days and the firefighters in a couple of months. The grants will not be enough to defray all of the costs and some funding from the McNairy County Commission will be necessary, Goodrum said. He said it will probably be close to the end of the year for the upgrade to be complete. “We’re waiting for some money. Hopefully, we will get some grants and it will help us out,” Goodrum said. The Michie Fire Department has also completed the upgrade. It was done gradually, replacing old radios with new ones as they wore out, according to Fire Chief Shirley Clark. “We’re set. There are not any issues,” Clark said. Half of the $2,200 cost, as well as other equipment, was paid by a Forestry Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “This was a really necessary thing for us. Grants really assisted us with this. This would be a big part of our equipment budget. It is a big issue with all fire departments,” Clark said. The Bethel Springs Volunteer Fire Department already has narrowband capable radios, but is waiting for a frequency list from the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security and the E911 board, according to fire chief David McCullar. “We are kind of in a holding pattern,” he said. Most of the Finger Volunteer Fire Department’s radios are also already narrowband capable and will only need to be reprogrammed, according to Fire Chief Steve Stoll. Stoll said the conversion should be completed by the deadline. “We addressed it,” he said. The Milledgeville Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of inventorying its equipment to determine what needs to be replaced, according to Fire Chief Leland Alexander. The newer radios purchased over the past few years can be reprogrammed, but a few of the handheld units will need to be replaced, Alexander said. “We’re not going to be in real bad shape,” he said.
Revenue Code. This also means that the organization is a nonprofit. Admissions for the AOT events are $10 for adults. Children 12 and under get in free. There is also free parking. The reenactment fee for AOT troops is also $10. Some reenactment facilities are in McNairy County. A joint field hospital and a command center are in Michie. AOT plans to recreate the entire town of Shiloh, complete with a sheriff and mayor. Rutledge noted that Shiloh, rather than just consisting of the church from where its name comes, was a thriving community and had a post office long before the Civil War. They will also have a Civil War
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to have been at or near the McDonald’s near the intersections of Hwys. 45 and 64. He said that when the officers arrived Bryant was not at that location, however Foster was found at the restaurant and taken into custody. After a brief search, Miller and Officer Tony Westbrooks caught up with the escapee behind the Burger King and captured him without incident. By that time, Hardeman County Sheriff’s officials had arrived on scene and Miller and Westbrooks turned Bryant over to their custody for transport
back to the Hardeman County Jail. “I want to thank Selmer Police and the McNairy County Sheriff’s Departments. They have a wonderful team and did a great job,” said Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen. “Both (departments) assisted greatly in the search.” Doolen said this type of furlough was common and said the furlough was granted by the 25th District Circuit Court. He also added that Bryant was a Tennessee Department of Corrections inmate who was housed in Hardeman County and said that Bryant was in prison on a parole violation (theft) which violated his parole on an earlier attempted murder conviction.
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Smith. He then said Smith threatened him and opened the car door to get out. Holcombe then said he remembered hitting Smith in the face and did not see anything in Smith’s hand when he exited the car. Holcombe was arrested at the Justice Complex for aggravated assault. Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly declined comment on this case saying, “It’s a legal matter and there’s no comment at this time.” Dickey declined comment, referring the Independent Appeal to his statement to the police. Aggravated Assault is listed as a Class C or Class D felony in Tennessee and a conviction on these charges could yield a sentence of 2-15 years in prison. Holcombe’s phone number was omitted from the arrest report. Internet and telephone book searches failed to yield a phone number for an Eric Holcombe anywhere in McNairy County. Calls placed to Smith were not returned as of press time.
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Burney a police officer. Sowell also stated that he believed that the Mayor and board were undermining his authority. The Mayor said that, under the Town’s Charter, decisions as to firing and suspensions were in the first instance hers, with final appeal to the board. The board also approved applying for a $500,000 water grant. The grant requires no match from the city. “We’re not applying for any grants we have to match back,” said Cox. The grant will be used for new water lines and new meters. It will also be used for a new GPS system for reading the meters. A third action taken by the board was to approve borrowing $25,000 for costs incurred in connecting to the Selmer water system. In order to accomplish this, Sandy Flat Road will be closed for about four hours possibly next week. Buena Vista Road will also need to be closed for about four or five hours later. “It’s gonna be a little inconvenient,” said
Cox. Cox and her husband Terrell have given the town an easement on the corner of their property for the connection to the Selmer water system. “No money changed hands. That is the best place to put it,” Cox said. The board voted to reduce the speed limit from 30 mph 20 mph on Charnell Street. This road is gravel and cars create a lot of dust when they travel it. Nola Robinson, who lives on this road, has complained to the board in the past about this problem and requested that it be paved. However, Cox said that the town does not have the money to pave the road. Alderman Lou Perrigo suggested that mounds of gravel be placed on the road in order to create speed bumps. Finally, the board voted to authorize Perrigo to sign checks. The Mayor, City Recorder Erin Pickle and Vice-Mayor Bob Graham are already authorized to sign checks. See future issues of the Independent Appeal for more details on the meeting and visit our website and Facebook page for video excerpts of the meeting.
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In his statement to the police, Wilson confirmed that the two had gotten into an argument, but disputed the assault. Wilson is claiming that at one point during the argument, his wife had come toward him in an aggressive manner and that he took control of her wrist until she calmed down. Chief Neal Burks of the Selmer Police Department said that Wilson was placed on administrative leave, following the incident pending a department review of the situation. “At this moment, we have to decide what we are going to do,” Burks said.
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War, while Rutledge’s ancestors only donned Confederate gray. “Our heritage is important to all of us,” was Rutledge’s concluding comment on the significance of the Battle of Shiloh and its anniversary. Way responded via email. “We are a non-profit all the way. If any says different let me know. We have a group that loves to spread rumors. Are you part of that group or are you for real? I guess we shall see,” he said. Although Rutledge presented the Independent Appeal with verification of AOT’s 501(c)(3) status, Way has not responded to inquiries as to whether his group is a 501(c)(3) organization or to provide verification if it is.
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Hee Haw cast prepares for performances Romney buries Gingrich in
money, wins Florida primary By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
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Members of the Hee Haw cast rehearse last Monday for their upcoming performances at the MCHS Little Theatre March 1-3. Their shows are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. admission for adults is $5 (ages 7-12 $3, under six free) All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. (Inset) The Hee Haw members welcomed their newest member to their cast last Monday night. B.J. Martin is set to be the MC for their upcoming events in March.
Industrial Board supports reappointment By Jeff Whitten Head Writer
Members of the Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board have expressed support for the reappointment of the three of their colleagues that are up for reappointment this year. In a letter addressed to McNairy County Commissioners, members of the board expressed support for the reappointment of Harry Smith, Robert Shackelford and Carol Ann Woods for a full sixyear term. Chairman Maurice Hamm, Secretary Gayle Brooks, Dr. Shawn Pitts, and Jim Stackhouse signed the letter. Smith is the Vice-Chairman of the
group. “Our signatures are hereby affixed to demonstrate our unanimous support for the entire slate of candidates, and to dispel any rumors of division among our Board as to the re-appointment of any or all of these individuals,” the letter stated. “Each one has been an outstanding member of the board and has represented the best interests of Selmer and McNairy County for the past six years. Professional outside sources, that work with local Industrial Development Boards, have been very complimentary of the existing Board, their professionalism and aggressive approach to creating jobs in a difficult economic environment,” the letter continued.
The commission is expected to vote upon the three commissioners at its Feb. 13 meeting. The Selmer Board of Aldermen tabled a vote on the reappointments at its Jan. 10 meeting. The purpose of this board is to promote industrial development and to provide additional job opportunities in the Selmer and McNairy County. The organization’s bylaws require a seven-member board of directors, who reside and are qualified to vote in Selmer. They serve without compensation for six-year terms. For a full transcript of the letter, see 7A.
The results of the Florida primary suggest two things. One is that negative political advertisements work. The second is that throwing money at an election can work. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won an overwhelming 46 to 32 percent victory over former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, after Romney and his super PAC, Restore our Future outspent the Gingrich campaign and his super PAC, Winning the Future $15.5 million to $3.3 million. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 13 percent and Rep. Ron Paul came in fourth with 7 percent. According to the exit polls, Romney won women by 52-28 percent over Gingrich and Hispanics, who made up 14 percent of the electorate, by a margin of 54 to 29 percent. Although Gingrich won the third of the electorate that described themselves as very conservative by 41-30 over Romney, the former Massachusetts governor won the 36 percent of the electorate that described themselves as somewhat conservative by 52-32 percent over Gingrich. Romney won the moderate to liberal vote, which made up 31 percent of the electorate, by 5920 percent over Gingrich. Romney defeated Gingrich among voters over 65 by 51 to 34 percent. Romney won the 47 percent of the electorate that said they were not evangelical Christians by a margin of 54 to 37 percent and narrowly won the evangelical Christian vote by 38 to 37 percent. Tea Party supporters made up nearly two-thirds of the electorate and Romney won them narrowly over Gingrich by a margin of 41 to 37 percent. Romney also did well among high-income voters. Among the 31 percent of the electorate that made more than $100,000 Romney defeated Gingrich by a margin of 52 to 30 percent. The economy was the most important issue among 62 percent of voters. Romney defeated Gingrich among these voters by 52-30 percent. The most important candidate quality was the ability to defeat Pres. Barack Obama. Among the 45 percent of the electorate citing this factor, Romney defeated Gingrich by a margin of 58 to 33 percent. Only 18 percent cited the debates as the most important factor in deciding their votes. Among these voters, Gingrich narrowly defeated Romney by 40-38 percent. Among the 32 percent of the electorate of the Catholic faith, Romney won over Gingrich by a 56-30 percent margin. Florida Republican primary voters were closely divided over who ran the most unfair campaign, with 34 percent saying it was Romney and 33 saying it was Gingrich. Nearly two-thirds of the voters said they would be satisfied if Romney was the nominee, but only 54 percent would be satisfied if Gingrich were the nominee. Romney won the Nevada caucuses handily last Saturday, with 50 percent of the vote. Gingrich was second with 21 percent, narrowly defeating Ron Paul, who was third with 19 percent. Santorum only received 10 percent. Romney also won four years ago. Romney’s victory was relatively uniform among voting groups, according to the exit polls. Gingrich even lost narrowly among those who strongly support the Tea Party to Romney by 32 to 35 percent. The most important issue was the economy, mentioned by 53 percent of the voters. Among these voters, Romney defeated Gingrich 58 to 19 percent of the vote. By geography, Romney did best among the 22 percent of the electorate who resided in the suburbs, defeating Gingrich by a margin of 64 to 16 percent. The most important candidate quality was the ability to defeat Obama, mentioned by 43 percent of the voters. Romney defeated Gingrich among these voters by a margin of 70 to 20 percent. Only 32,963 participated in the caucuses, as compared to 44,000 in 2008. Caucuses were held in Minnesota and Colorado and a beauty contest primary in Missouri, which will not choose any delegates, but results were not available at press time. The Tennessee primary will be held on March 6.
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The following evidence was found in that room: a glass pipe with an odor Lowrance knew from his training and experience to be of burned marijuana, a cigarette cellophane with a small amount of meth in it and a metal box containing a straw and two packs of rolling papers. The bedroom did not have a lock and Faye had full permission to come and go from the room and house as well as the rest of the property. In a shed outside the residence that was not locked, the following evidence was found in a black duffel bag: 2 hair dryers, salt, a stripped Lithium battery, three additional Lithium batteries, a bottle of lye, three “shake and bake” meth cook bottles, a funnel, a bottle of Floweasy drain opener, two pairs of pliers, coffee filters, a bottle of ammonium nitrate, a can of Coleman fuel, a handheld grinder, a box of Ohm pseudoephedrine that was
empty, 23 empty pseudoephedrine blister packs, a shopping bag from Selmer Drug Co. with a receipt for the pseudoephedrine bought last Wednesday inside, plastic tubing, a gas generator bottle and gloves. Lowrance arrested Farris and Davison after they returned home. A small amount of marijuana was found in Davison’s pocket and two Alprazolam pills and one Suboxone pill were found in a container in Farris’ purse. Davison was later advised of his rights and gave a full video confession. He is charged with initiation of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II drug (meth) and simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana). Farris is charged with initiation of meth, promotion of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II drug (meth), simple possession of a schedule
III drug (suboxone) and simple possession of a schedule VI drug (Alprazolam). Two people from Finger, Casandra Lynn Chandler and Christopher J. Simpson, were arrested for the manufacture, delivery and sale of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department investigators from the unit executed a search warrant at the residence at 1978 Center Hill Rd. Sheriff Guy Buck found marijuana in the refrigerator and a Stephens 12-gauge shotgun in a back bedroom closet, Lowrance found digital scales in the kitchen pantry, Holley found a loaded Taurus .38-caliber revolver under the night stand in the master bedroom, Sgt. Ellsworth found a Stephens 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun and a plastic box of ammunition in a hall closet.
Head News Writer
Four people were arrested on drug charges recently. Two of them were arrested on meth charges last Friday in Michie. According to an incident report by Inv. Jamie Lowrance of the McNairy County Narcotics Unit, Dana Ray Davison and Stephanie Nicole Farris of 5007 Pleasant Site Rd. were arrested on charges of initiation to manufacture meth, promotion of meth manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession or casual exchange. Lowrance and Asst. Police Chief Kim Holley went to a residence to speak with Farris about purchases of pseudoephedrine she made last Wednesday. The residence was owned by Faye Farris, who gave Lowrance permission to search the premises. Lowrance went into the bedroom shared by Farris and her boyfriend Davison.
Subway receives MRA plaque
Jesus Cares receives facelift
Staff Photo by Christen Coulon
Ted Silver, a painter working on behalf of the Frix Jennings Clinic takes time out of painting the clinic and its adjoining coffee shop, Besso’s, to give the Jesus Cares Headquarters building a fresh coat of paint. The Frix Jennings Clinic opened on Jan. 2 and Besso’s is scheduled to open soon.
Where in McNairy
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Where in McNairy is a weekly contest in which readers are asked to identify a beautiful, unique, or overlooked locale within the county. To win, readers must be the first to identify the approximate location of our weekly photo. The winning entry will be sent to email@example.com and must contain the subject line ‘Where in McNairy,’ and a contact name and phone number in the e-mail body. We will identify each week’s winner in the following issue. This week’s winner will receive a $15 gift card to Ada’s Unique Country Store in Bethel Springs. The Independent Appeal is not responsible for lost, misdirected or undelivered emails. Week 12 winner was Nancy Kennedy who correctly the Purdy Settler’s Monument at the McNairy County Courthouse winning a $15 gift certificate to subway in Selmer. Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten
The Subway at the South Y in Selmer is presented with a plaque in honor of its becoming the newest member of the McNairy County Chamber of Commerce last Friday. Pictured are Selmer Mayor David Robinson, Kelly Jackson, Ted Moore, Jessica Newton, Karen Holland, Anthony Henson, Mary Frances Wright, Michelle Gaither, Debbie Roberson, County Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe, Chris Combs and Russell Ingle.
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Men and their tractors: No.1 of a series
A Model 530 John Deere was shipped from New Orleans to Memphis on April 22, 1960. It was one of three sent to Tennessee. By Jon-Matthew Wagoner Contributor
Tennessee River Old Iron is an organization dedicated to anything old. It began as the Savannah Antique Tractor and Engine Club in 1997. Dickie Meek serves as president and coordinates business activities. Special emphasis is put on old tractors and gas-powered engines. “We have about 25 members over this area,” said
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A 1953 Jubilee Ford remains in the family and was purchased at Ralph Barker Implement Co. John D. Moore originally owned it.
Meek, “we even have old lawnmowers – anything old will qualify.” Some of the antiques are restored and some are not. The club does several shows/parades yearly. Christmas parades and fundraisers are a specialty. There is a lot of green and yellow John Deeres. Some members have Fords, Allis Chalmers, etc. Meeks has a 1953 Jubilee Ford and a John Deere 530 (1960 model). “My John Deere is one of the last thee
shipped to Memphis. It was made 30 th from the last one. The Jubilee was bought by John D. Moore at Pebble Hill and passed down. “Even I am a member of that family. My Jubilee was bought new at Ralph Barker Implement Company.” said Meek. According to Meek, the club is open to anyone who loves old stuff. They will be announcing various shows this year. “We’re just a bunch of people having fun with old things,” Meek said.
Miss Tennessee 2011, Erin Hatley, will be performing at the Miss Walking Tall Pageant at 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Marty in Adamsville. Girls from all over the state the will be competing in swimsuit, talent, evening wear, and interview competitions, and the winner will compete in the Miss Tennessee pageant in June. A local dance team from Adamsville will be performing for entertainment. The entry fee is $5.
Foreclosures rise slightly Men and their toys By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
There were 12 foreclosures in McNairy County in December 2011, according to RealtyTrac. This was up from 11 in November and down from 21 in May. This represented a rate of one foreclosure in 989 homes. This was up from November’s rate of one in 1,079 and May’s rate of one in 1,170. Ramer had the most foreclosures with three, followed by Michie and Stantonville with two. Selmer, Adamsville, Bethel Springs, Finger and Guys each had one. Selmer foreclosures were down two from November, and down seven from May 2011. The number of foreclosures for Adamsville was unchanged from November and down three from May 2011. Foreclosures were up one for Michie over November but down two from May 2011. Selmer had the lowest rate at one in 4,204 homes, followed by Adamsville at one in 2,667. Bethel Springs had one in 1,756 foreclosures and Stantonville had the highest rate at one in 240. Finger had one foreclosure in 829 homes, Michie had one in 617, Ramer had one in 428 and Guys had one foreclosure in 335 homes. Selmer’s foreclosure rate was down from one in 1,401 in November and
one in 526 in May. Adamsville’s rate was unchanged from November and down from one in 667 in May. Bethel’s foreclosure rate was unchanged from November and May 2011. Michie’s rate was up from 1.234 in November 2011 and one in 309 in May. Ramer’s rate was up from one in 1,285 in November 2011 but down from one in 321 in May. Finger’s rate was down from one in 276 homes in November 2011 but unchanged from August. Stantonville’s rate was up from one in 480 in November 2011 and in May. Previous foreclosure rates were not available for Guys. There were 118 homes listed for sale in McNairy County, down from 129 in September but up from nine in June. There were 25 bank-owned properties, down from 29 in September and 85 in May. There were 30 homes sold in December 2011, up from 19 in November but down from 42 in May. The average asking price for McNairy County homes for sale was $90,485 in December 2011, up from $82,159 the previous month and from $140,598 in May. Of surrounding counties, Hardeman had the fewest with five, while
Chester had the most with nine. Hardin County had seven. Hardeman County had the lowest foreclosure rate of surrounding counties with one in 2,302, down from one in 1,644 the previous month and from one in 320 in May. Tennessee had 3,141 foreclosures in December 2011, up from 2,167 the previous month and from 2.376 in May. The foreclosure rate in Tennessee was one in 885 in December 2011, up from one in 1,283 in November and from 1,170 in May. Nationally, housing starts for single family homes in December 2011 were at an annual rate of 470,000, up 4.4 percent over the revised November figure, according to a joint news release from the U. S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Existing home sales rose 5 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.61 million in December from a downwardly revised 4.38 million in November’s and are 3.6 percent above the 4.45 million unit level in December 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors. The national median existinghome price was $164,500 in October, which is 2.5 percent below December 2010.
Mack Smith’s 1943-B John Deere was “bought from a guy” in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in 2008. The tractor had been restored when it was bought. The tractor is a hand crank tractor and is started by spinning the fly wheel. The tractor is used exclusively in parades and public events. The Tennessee River Old Iron Club will be involved in many shows/events in 2012. The show at Sardis will be held the first Saturday in April. Submitted Photo
Lindsey Vincent’s tractor is a 1951 B - John Deere purchased in September, 2010. This is a “styled” tractor manufactured at Dubuque, Iowa. These 1-row tractors were used in general farming. The B-John Deere is an electric start tractor and is ideal to take grandkids riding on. These tractors were used as a “belt power source” for feed mills, cut off saws, hay balers and saw mills which were often used on local farms. This is known as a “Poppin’ Johnnie” tractor because of the sound made by the engines.
MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY
Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Terrell Tedford
Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.
Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Oscar White, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st Chapel Hill Baptist & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church
414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford Wynn Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Bro. Mark Hoover, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Nate Penland, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday: 10:15 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
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Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Ray Wilson, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Church of God of Prophecy:
Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs James Lawson, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Michie Church of God of Prophecy 6681 Hwy. 57 East, Michie Roy Bennett, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Cumberland Presbyterian:
Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 8 a.m.
Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Sulphur Springs United Methodist Located on Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m. Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Glen Scott, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 Pentecostal:
Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.
Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister
New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m.
First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.
Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 731-239-4500 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Gateway Holiness Chapel Pastor: Albert Brown 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Michael Price, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. Methodist:
Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy. 142, Stantonville Larry Redmond, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Church of God:
Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Bethel Springs Church of God 1814 Buena Vista Rd., Bethel Springs Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of God 910 Center Ridge Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Terry Resley, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7:00 Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Rev. Tracy Sanders, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m. Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Road Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor
Presbyterian: Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Dr. Larry W. (Bud) Sizemore Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Roman Catholic: St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Other/Non-Denominational: A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com
Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.
Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Kerry Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Thursday night: 7 p.m. Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Intl. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 45 S, Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Petra Ministries Church 393 S. 6th Street Selmer, TN 38375 Phone 731-434-1002 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 P.M. Thursday Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young
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Making McNairy County Opinion headlines for more than 100 years
Sgt Travis L Seaton, of the US Air Force, has been stationed on Okinawa for the past 23 months arrived home last week for a 30 day leave with his father, Mr Odell Seaton of Rt 2, Ramer. The National Guard has lunched a month long recruiting drive for December. Captain Joe J Ramer invites all young men between the ages of 17 through 35 to get in the Guard and take advantage of the many opportunities for service, education, advancement and training open to them. Bethel Springs FFA won first place in the District contest in parliamentary procedure. The following school were represented at the meeting: Selmer, Ramer, Adamsville, Michie, Bethel Springs, Savannah, Shiloh, Morris Chapel and Saltillo.
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Do you plan on attending the Shiloh Sesquicentennial Celebration and why?
November 30, 1951
Sgt. Travis L. Seaton
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looking back 60 years ago
The McNairy County Basketball League composed of coaches and principals of the high schools of the county met at Selmer High School to complete plans. Present: Chairman, L G Vaughn - Sec, Carlie Hughes - B T Kiser, Jerry Smith, Dale McDaniel, Dock Howard, R C Johnson, Derucie Henry and Glenn Hassell. Cpl Richard Swaim, son of Mr and Mrs J R Swaim Jr has been awarded the American Spirit Honor Medal for display of outstanding qualities for leadership.
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Volume 107, Number 38, Wednesday, February 8, 2012
By Nancy Wardlow Kennedy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Independent Appeal welcomes your opinion. Letters to the editor are subject to editing or omission for length, style or libel. All letters must include the writer’s name and signature, as well as a phone number and address for verification. The Independent Appeal does not publish anonymous letters. Letters deemed suitable for publication will run as soon as possible after receipt on a space-available basis. Because of space limitations, letters should be limited to 400 words, about two double-spaced, typed pages, one letter per person every 90 days.
Martha Jane Smith and Dean Herchenhahn were elected district officers of the Lexington District Methodist Youth Fellowship. Others from Selmer attended the meeting: Marjorie and Virginia Steadman, Rebecca Lewis, Freida Ann Moore, Mary Frances meeks, Sonny Rinehart, Dudley Dancer, Glenn McBride, Jimmy Barron and Rev Lloyd Ramer. Selmer basketball fans picked up exactly where they left off last spring and turned out en masse at Bolivar last week for the first game of the season. Selmer girls won 41 to 28. Lineup: Davis (f ) 2, Plunk (f )11, Raines (f )5, Richards(g), Watson(g), Joplin(g), Subs: Smith(f ) 23, Wright. Boys final score was 73 to 30. Coach Smith was able to use several subs in this game. Lineup: McClain 22, Kirk 1, Moore 2, Bob Kirk 16, McCullar 14. Subs: Muldon, Farris, Wyatt, Kinchen 3, R Carter 5, Pete Kirk 2, Hockaday 1, Barron 4, D Carter 2. Shiloh High School basketball squads were in Adamsville Sat night for Adamsville’s first game of the season. The Adamsville girls, showing good form managed to keep a substantial lead over the Shiloh lasses in a game which ended Adamsville 35 Shiloh 32. The boy’s game was a thriller, with both squads fighting hard from start to finish but the Shiloh boys managed to stay ahead and won 44 to 33. West Shiloh by Zaida Fullwood - George Wesley Thomas left for Peoria, Ill. where he is employed. Manuel Pipkin who is in the service in Georgia was home with his wife to visit his parents. Buena Vista Road - Mr Tom Neathery left for a few weeks work in Peoria, ill. Mrs Iley Sisk has been on the sick list. A birthday dinner celebration for Mrs Pearl Causey and Miss Mattie Jo Sisk was held in the home of Mrs Causey. Present Mr and Mrs J H Maness, Mr and Mrs Dugan Maness and Jerry Wayne, Mr and Mrs Joe Sanders and children, Mr and Mrs Iley Sisk and children.
Carolyn Brown, Selmer: “Yes, I do. I go there a lot and this year is really going to be special.”
Kim Williams, Selmer: “No. I don’t.
Shane Findley, Purdy:
Jennifer McMahan, Selmer:
Arlyn King, Selmer:
Judy Presley, Selmer:
“I hadn’t really thought about it. I didn’t know it was going on.”
“Yes. I do. I am even sending my dad a copy of the announcement in North Carolina.”
“I hadn’t thought about it. I don’t know because I have an unpredictable schedule.”
“No, I didn’t know about it.”
McNairy Voices is a new feature in the Independent Appeal highlighting the opinions of average citizens about the issues that affect the citizens of McNairy County, the state of Tennessee, and the United States as a whole. The participants are randomly selected on the streets of the county. Their viewpoints are not necessarily that of the Independent Appeal.
ON THE WEB: Go to independentappeal.com and express your opinion on our related online poll.
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Letters to the editor Unanimous support for reappointment (This is an open letter from the Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board) Dear Commissioner, The Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board is a corporation under and pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the State of Tennessee, and particularly under the provisions of Chapter 53 of Title 7 of Tennessee Code Annotated. The purpose for which the corporation is organized
is to promote the industrial development of, and provide additional job opportunities in the City of Selmer and McNairy County, Tennessee, and to exercise the authority of and pursue the objectives of industrial development corporations as provided for in Tennessee Code Annotated, and particularly Chapter 53 of Title 7 thereof, it being the intention of the incorporators to make the scope of the authorized business activities as broad as is permitted by the applicable statutes of the State of Tennessee. The organization’s by-laws require a Board of Directors which shall consist of 7 per-
sons, all of whom shall be duly qualified electors of and taxpayers in the City of Selmer and approved by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Selmer and the Board of Commissioners of McNairy County. The directors serve as such without compensation. The term of all directors shall be six years. Terms of three Board members are expiring. They are Harry Smith, Robert Shackelford and Carol Ann Woods. Each one has been an outstanding member of the Board and has represented the best interests of Selmer and McNairy County for the past six years. Professional
outside sources, that work with local Industrial Development Boards, have been very complimentary of the existing Board, their professionalism and aggressive approach to creating jobs in a difficult economic environment. By action of the Selmer/ McNairy County Industrial Development Board, we submit for your consideration Harry Smith, Robert Shackelford and Carol Ann Woods for reappointment to another full six (6) year term. Each member has agreed to serve upon approval. Our signatures are hereby affixed to demonstrate our unanimous support for the entire slate of candidates,
and to dispel any rumors of division among our Board as to the re-appointment of any or all of these individuals. Signed by: Maurice Hamm, Chairman Harry Smith, Vice Chairman Gayle Brooks, Secretary Carol Ann Woods Dr. Shawn Pitts Jim Stackhouse Robert Shackelford
Jesus Cares thanks those who donate Attention: Jesus Cares has provided over 500 coats to the homeless
and Loaves and Fishes recipients in the past two months and has given away over 22,000 pieces of clothing since Jesus Cares began three years ago. We would like to thank all of those who have donated to the Jesus Cares Thrift Store – however we would also like to ask that you shop our thrift store as often as possible, as these funds go towards electric bills, water bills, and deposits for our fellow McNairy Countians. Again thank you for your donations and stop by the thrift store and shop. Try it, you might like it! Thank you. Jim Gray President of Jesus Cares
Our thoughts and prayers go out to members of our community who are serving in the armed forces: • Specialist Allen Alexander • SGT Joseph W. Baggett • SGT Andrew W. Bayless USMC • A1C Dustin Blakney, USAF 331TRS/FLT073 • PFC Andy Bryant • Sgt. Kyle A. Brown, USMC • GySgt. Christopher T. Byrd, USMC • PVT Matlock Caffrey, USMC • Staff Sgt. Susan Cawley • Staff Sgt. Alicia L. Coil, USAF • CPL Mandy L. Cooper, USMC • SPC Mark A. Cooper, US Army • SGT James P. Crain • PFC Anthony “Tony” Crouse • SGT Major Joel Crouse • SP4 Richard Crouse • Aaron J. Cull Senior Airman U.S. Airforce • SGT Bobby J. Dickey US Army • C.W.3 James R. Dickey, Retired • SGT Todd Joseph Drobina, US Army • Captain Bonnie Lynn Dunlop • Corporal Bradley Eisenhut, USMC • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force
• Kip Ellison • LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • SSGT Stephen R. Graham • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • SGT Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • SSGT Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • A1C James Taylor Haubrich - US Air Force • Lieutenant Colonel (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • SPC Matthew Hemby, Army • SGT Brian W. Hendrix • SGT Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Wes Huffman, Air Force • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer 1st Lt. James Lax
• Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis • 1st LT Jessica Mayfield, US Army in Iraq • SPC Ritchie A. McCrary • SPC Dustin McDonald • A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • CPL Jeffery Mitchell, USMC • SSGT Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC Jeffery A. Pickett, US Army • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force • Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy
• SPC Blake Rudd • Specialist Robert Rzasa • Veronica Sebree Petty Officer 3rd Class • Alan Seigers, Army • SFC Patrick Michael Shaughnessy • CPL Gene Smith, USMC • SPC Hector Soto, Jr., Army • CPL Sam Speck, USMC • SGT Shaun Spicher, USMC • SPC Daniel Sullivan, Army • Jeremy Thompson • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • PVT Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sergeant Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • SPC Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer James Matthew Wolford EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.
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Charles E. Ellis
Mary Dona (Donie) Reaves
Mae Ola Whitten
Charles E. Ellis of Selmer, TN was born October 1, 1933 in McNairy County, TN, the son of the late Lloyd Orlando Ellis and Martha B. Murray Ellis. Mr. Ellis departed this life on February 1, 2012 in Selmer at the age of 78 years, 4 months. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Washburn on June 15, 1956. Charles was a member of Falcon Baptist Church in Selmer. He was a retired millwright with Packaging Corporation of America and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former McNairy County Commissioner. Charles loved going to church, teaching Sunday School, and playing the guitar. He was a fan of the Tennessee Volunteer football team as well as the Lady Vols and men’s basketball teams. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Washburn) Ellis of Selmer, TN; a daughter, Wanda Elaine Ellis Aristorenas and husband Juan T., MD of Adamsville, TN; two sisters, Rachel Griswell and her children of Selmer, TN, Cindy Dodson and her children of Dallas, TX; a brother, John R. Ellis and his son of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren, Ashley Elaine Woodall and husband Sean of Clarksville, TN, Brittany Ann Wilbur of Lebanon, TN; three great grandchildren, Annabelle Elizabeth Woodall, Austin Woodall, Allyson K. Woodall; 2 brothers and sisters in law, Billie and Troy Teague and Donnie and Jan Washburn, all of Selmer; 2 nieces, Samantha Washburn Martin and LeAnne Melton; a nephew, Kevin Teague. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ellis was preceded in death by a nephew Clint Washburn. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Falcon Baptist Church in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Jetta Forsythe, Bro. Mark Hoover officiating. Burial followed in the Falcon Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee. Serving as Pallbearers were Sean Woodall, Robert Sparks, Alex Melton, Kevin Teague, Gerald Ashe, Paul Henson, Bradley Huckabee, Jimmy Griffin.
Mary Dona (Donie) Reaves was born March 21, 1924 in Michie, TN, the daughter of the late Phillip Homer and Nancy Pearl Bolding Price. She was united in marriage to Charles Edward Reaves on June 30, 1945. Mr. Reaves preceded her in death on August 3, 1998. Mrs. Reaves was a homemaker. She was a member of the New Hope Methodist Church in Michie, Tennessee. She loved to garden, read her Bible, crochet and work crossword puzzles. She played basketball at New Hope Elementary with her lifelong friend, Effie Emmons and attended Michie High School. While living in Memphis, she was an active member of the Eastside Nazarene Church. She was the president of the World Mission Society, taught Sunday school, sung specials with her husband, played the guitar and help teach at vacation bible school. She leaves a legacy of Christian love and kindness to her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Reaves departed this life on February 2, 2012 in Michie, Tennessee at the age of 87 years, 10 months, 12 days. She is survived by a daughter, Dianne Seavers and husband Benny of Eads, TN; three sons, Phillip Reaves of Michie, TN, Ralph Reaves and wife Tamara of Michie, TN, Dennis Reaves and wife Cindy of Southaven, MS; a lifelong friend, Effie Emmons of Guys, TN;19 grandchildren, Darren Seavers, Barry Seavers, Chrissy Mitchell, Karen Boswell, Jennifer Julian, Daisy Woodruff, Phillip Reaves, Anthony Reaves, Brian Reaves, Nicholas Reaves, Tonya Reaves, Amanda McCollum, Sarah Hereth, Mary Reaves, Molly Reaves, Stacye Reaves, Dusty Albarracin, Haylee Gudino, Raven Gudino; 34 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren; host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Reaves was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Edward Reaves; two brothers, David Arnold Price, Lawson Grady (L. G.) Price. Services were held on February 4, 2012 at 1 p.m. at New Hope Methodist Church in Michie, Tennessee, with David Harstin, Shane Price officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee.
Mae Ola Whitten was born May 24, 1924 in Bethel Springs, TN, the daughter of the late Albine and Myrtle Robinson Kernodle. She was united in marriage to Wendell Whitten on November 3, 1943. Mr. Whitten preceded her in death on May 29, 1995. Mrs. Whitten was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Selmer, Tennessee. She loved doing needlework, gardening, and a wonderful cook. She was the happiest when taking care of her family. Mrs. Whitten departed this life on February 3, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 87 years, 8 months, 10 days. She is survived by two daughters, Kay Bolyn of Santee, CA, Beverly Lambert and husband Jeff of Selmer, TN; two sisters, Martha Nell Crowe of Bethel Springs, TN, Alice Chandler of Memphis, TN; six grandchildren, Wendi Lane and husband Michael of Ewabe Hawaii, Amy Mleczko and husband John of SanDiego, CA, Jeri Sellers and husband Corey Beech Bluff, TN, Brady Robison of Bethel Springs, TN, Jennie Cox and husband Adam of Selmer, TN, and Autumn Brown and husband Jerrod of Nashville, TN; seven great grandchildren, Kelli Mleczko, Jason Mleczko, Maegan McDaniel, Sidney Cox, Libby Cox, Tanner Lane, Amanda Lane; two excellent doctors, Dr. Timothy Linder with Primecare of Selmer and Dr. William R. Bartz with Primecare of Selmer and consultant for Legacy Hospice. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Whitten was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Robison; a son, Jerry D. Whitten; son-in-law, John Bolyn; five sisters, Minnie Baucum, Loreda Tull, Maggie May, Daphine Gilbert, Betty Johnson; a brother, John D. Kernodle. Services were held on February 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Ben Martin, Max Walker officiating. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
Billy D. Frye Funeral services for Billy D. Frye of Finger will be held on Feb. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee with Jim Barr officiating. Burial will follow in the Refuge Cemetery near Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Mr. Frye was born on Jan. 31, 1932 in Mercer, TN, the son of the late Jacob L. Frye and Gracie Wilson Frye Newell. Mr. Frye departed this life on Jan. 30, 2012 at his home at the age of 79 years, 11 months, 30 days. He was united in marriage to Ivy Jewell Miller, who survives. Mr. Frye was a member of the Bethel Springs, TN Church of Christ. He was retired from the Uniroyal Tire Company. He is survived by his wife Ivy Jewell Frye of Finger, TN; a son, Steven Frye and wife Dottie of Searcy, AR; a sister, Linda Dunaway of Jackson, TN; two grandsons, Andrew Frye, Matthew Frye and a host of extended family and friends. Other than his parents, Mr. Frye was also preceded in death by his fraternal twin sister Betty Kirk, along with sisters Arlene Colston, Shirley Collins, and Joyce Lott. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Louis Frye, Felton Frye, Tillman Frye, R. C. Frye, and Leonard Frye.
John Curtis Goodrum John Curtis Goodrum was born July 24, 1938 in McNairy County, TN, the son of the late John Harmon and Daisy Elizabeth Lowrance Goodrum. Mr. Goodrum retired after 22 years from Cumberland Swan Inc. in Smyrna, TN as corporate plant engineer. He was a lifetime member of Smyrna Rescue Squad, serving as president, vice president and sergeant at arms. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his grandkids. Mr. Goodrum departed this life on February 4, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 73 years, 6 months, 11 days. He is survived by his wife Daisy Irene Goodrum of Selmer; two daughters, Elizabeth Irene Goodrum of Selmer, Angela Kay Sanginario (Glen) of Nashville; two sisters, Francis Atkinson of Selmer, Eyvon Lambert and husband Darrell of Selmer; a brother, Charles Goodrum and wife Junell of Selmer; four grandchildren, Kyle and Evan Sanginario, Leigh Ann Scott (Roy), Julie Denise Lawson; three great grandchildren, Makayla Atkins, Curtis Lawson, Noah Scott. Mr. Goodrum was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Goodrum-Morris; two brothers, Wayne and Oneal Goodrum. Services were held on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Donald Goodrum, Tracy Sanders officiating. Burial followed in the Hunter Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.
Jessica Wendy Sanders Jessica Wendy Sanders was born August 1, 1997 in Fairfield, CA, the daughter of Johnny and Jeannie Sanders. From her first breath, she was considered a miracle baby. Her family and doctors quickly learned that Jessica was a fighter and throughout her fourteen years she fought. She never complained about her circumstances instead she chose to shine. Jessica was a little farm girl who loved to get dirty with her four brothers, ride horses with her dad at her side, and played with animals. She planted flowers with her Mammaw Sanders and looked forward to her visits with her Gram in Arizona. Jessica also had a “girlie” side: a collector of purses, shoes, playing dress up with makeup, and getting her hair and nails done. She was an independent young lady, enjoyed singing and dancing, a nurturer, and always had a smile to share with others. Jessica was a 9th grade student at McNairy Central High School. She was a member of the Bethel Springs Church of God in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Her sweet spirit could fill a room with love and laughter, she was a walking testimony of God’s love for His children. If ever there was an angel here on earth it was Jessica Wendy Sanders. Jessica departed this life on February 1, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 14 years, 6 months. She is survived by her devoted and loving parents, Johnny and Jeannie Sanders of Bethel Springs, TN; four brothers whom she called “My Boys,” Justin Sanders of Bethel Springs, TN, John Sanders and fiance Shelby of Savannah, TN, Jesse Sanders and fiance Savannah of Bethel Springs, TN, Joey Sanders of Bethel Springs, TN; paternal grandparents, John and Louise Sanders of Bethel Springs, TN; maternal grandmother, Nora Musgrove of Sierra Vista, AZ; maternal grandfather, Robert Boozer of Hibbin, MN; niece, Katie Lynn Sanders; host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by a sister, Samantha Louise Alice Sanders. Services were held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Rickey Mitchell and Aaron Moss officiating. Burial followed in the Sanders Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
card of thanks
Thank you I would like to say thank you to the person who found the billfold on Dollar General’s parking lot and turned it in at the store. Thanks also to the employees there who returned it to the owner. You have helped to restore my faith in people. I do not have your name to thank you personally. I appreciate our honesty and may God bless you. Jimmy Thomas
BENEFIT FOR STOB (STEVE) KING at The Brick House (formerly Kerry Sue’s)
Saturday, February 11
671 Moose Lodge Road Open 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Food • Pool Tables • Rafﬂing off items • BBQ & Fish Plates (He had no insurance)
Come out for a good cause and have fun. The family will greatly appreciate it.
Thanks, Nathan King
Jocie Barnes Willis Jocie Barnes Willis was born March 1, 1921 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of the late William Murry and Decie Jane Horton Matlock. She was united in marriage to Howard Willis who survives. Mrs. Willis worked as a supervisor at Levi-Strauss in Ramer. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ramer, Tennessee. She enjoyed sewing. Mrs. Willis departed this life on January 30, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 90 years, 10 months, 29 days. She is survived by her husband Howard Willis of Selmer, TN; a daughter, Nancy Darlene Hopkins of Guys, TN; three sons, Wallace Junior Ingle of Calhoun City, MS, Benny Wayne Ingle of Barton, AL, and Charles Warren Ingle of Counce, TN; twelve grandchildren, Joe Ingle, Steve Ingle, Patricia Ingle, Jay Ingle, David Ingle, Brad Ingle, Paul Ingle, Brent Redmon, Benny Ingle Jr., Bridgette Johnson, Chris Ingle, and C. J. Ingle; 19 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; four sisters, Frances Martin of Ramer, TN, Martha Glover of St. Louis, MO, Joann Tarver of Tiptonville, TN, and Doris Newhold of TX; and a brother, Odus Matlock of Selmer, TN. In addition to her parents, Mrs Willis was preceded in death by two sisters, Freda Mae Matlock and Mavarine Matlock; three brothers, William Murry Matlock, Woodrow Matlock and Murrell Matlock. Graveside services were held on February 2, 2012 at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ramer, Tennessee with Robert Shackelford officiating.
card of thanks
Maness Family The Maness family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the prayers, visits, calls, cards, flowers, food, all the acts of kindness , your many expressions of your love for Eyvonne, Bro. Max Walker, Dr. Matt Tomlin, Rev. Mark Thompson and Rev. Shannon Phillips for such a wonderful and beautiful job conducting the funeral. And who could ever forget Shackelford Funeral Directors and the great job they do and the help they give a family at a time like this. I loved Eyvonne very much. She was a wonderful wife for 56 years. I thank each of you for your friendship. It will be wonderful to be reunited with her in heaven. Leon Maness
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
McNairy County Healthcare
Never a reason to quit by Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
Bonda Marie Cummings & Charles Steven Lemons
Cummings - Lemons Xander Kyle is proud to announce the engagement of his mommy and daddy that occurred on Jan. 26, 2012. Bonda Marie is the daughter of John, Wanda and Robbie Cummings, all of Selmer, TN. Charles Steven is the son of Janice Lemons of Bethel Springs, TN and Steve Lemons of Memphis, TN. The happy couple plan on living in Purdy, TN where they are to be wed on April 30. Congrats and good luck from all friends and family.
Bethel springs news By T.C. Williams Hello Everyone, Well according to Mr. Ground Hog we are in for six weeks worth of bad weather, but what does he know? Now I don’t want to put him down, but I do hope he’s wrong this time. So much for the weather. Madgeline Sanders is on the sick list with a bad cold, but is feeling a little better, she also celebrated her birthday on January 22, with her family and friends, happy belated birthday, Madgeline! Mary Young celebrated her birthday February 5, she celebrated at home with her friends and family. Happy Birthday Mary, and many more! T.C. Williams and Eugene Williams, attended the Men and Women Day at Saulter Chapel C.M.E. Church in Michie last Sunday evening, after leaving the Fifth Sunday singing in Hen-
derson. The presiding Elder of the Aberdeen Tupelo-Oxford, District, delivered the message, there was several choirs present, singing beautiful gospel music. Ina Jo Garrett, Pianist accompanied the Saulter Chapel choir, other from Selmer, were Ann Prather and Mr. Scrumpet. We all had a wonderful time. It was very enjoyable for me since I had not been out in over two months. Mr. Luther P. Eanes, “fell asleep in death” on Saturday, January 28, his services were held Wednesday, February 1 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Adamsville. He was a cousin of Mozella Baldridge. To the family we say, Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. So until next time be good to yourself and others! Sing to Him, sing His praises, proclaim all His wondrous deeds. 1Chronicles 16:9.
Stephen Foster Music Club The Stephen Foster Music Club held it's January meeting on Thursday, January 26th, at First Methodist Church in Selmer. The club was pleased to welcome several guests. Mrs. Peggy Daniel and Mrs. Mary Jo Holmes presented the Song of the Month, "O God, Our Help in Ages Past". After a short business meeting, the club members and their guests were treated to a delightful perfor-
mance of baroque violin music presented by Mr. James Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher played several selections, ranging from Bach to Telemann, on a baroque violin, and also explained the differences between the early and modern instruments. Following the program, the members and guests enjoyed a reception served by the hostess committee, led by Mrs. Becky Wilkerson.
Drs. Linder and McCarver to wrestle at Carl Perkins fundraiser Chester County Carl Perkins for the Prevention of Child Abuse will have their fundraiser on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Chester County High School Gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bell time is at 7:30 p.m. Children 12 and under admitted free with a paid adult. All ticket prices for 13 years through adult are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 13. You may purchase your tickets at the following locations: Neo Products Corp. in Henderson’s Magic Valley Industrial Park. Call Terry at (731) 989-5113 ext #19, Carl Perkins Center in Henderson, TN. Call Janeane or Clay at (731) 967-0727, Carl Perkins Center in Selmer/ Adamsville, TN. Call Luke De La Vergne at (731) 646-3627, Carl
Perkins Center in Jackson, TN. Call Sherry Stanfill at (731) 4247900, Lexington call Kim Hendrix at (731) 967-0727, Parsons, TN call Clay Jordan at (731) 847-4020, Savannah call Luke De La Vergne at (731) 925-2252, Bolivar call Kimberly Kearney at (731) 659-2373, or Brownsville call Beth Wilson at (731) 772-8378. Dr. Tim Linder and Dr. Brian McCarver will be in a match again this year. The following superstars will appear on the card: Jerry “The King” Lawler, “The New Nature Boy”, Kevin White, Henderon’s Own “Spellbinder”, Bill “Superstar” Dundee, Bones Wallace, Dirty Doug Gilbert, Brian Christopher, Bruiser Brody Jr. and many more. 100% of the proceeds will go to the center.
Keith Holt - Owner
455 Wayne Road • Savannah, TN 38372
Remember your Sweetheart!
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If you are blessed you will meet people in your life who for one reason or another is a true inspiration to you. Such is the case with me when I met Mrs. Carol Bartlett. Mrs Carol Bridger was a member of Memphis White Station High School class of 1960. On June 30, 1961 she married the love of her life Mr. George P. Bartlett. What happen next would be the reason for most of us just to quit and spend the rest of our life feeling sorry for ourselves. Mrs Carol and Mr. George were involved in a accident in October 1991. Mr. George only received minor injuries, but Mrs. Carol was left paralyzed. The doctor's gave up after the first week but not the Bartlett's. After the accident, Mrs. Carol spent the next two months in Baptist Hospital in Memphis and two more months in rehabilitation. Mr. George retired from his job with the City of Memphis to care for his wife. In the late 1970’s, Mr. George was recruited by the Memphis Police Department Radio Repair and Communications Department for his electronics genius. They built a new home on land they own near Ramer. With a strong combination of faith and determination they decided to be hard of hearing
to what the doctors were saying. Mrs. Carol regained use of her arms and other muscles in her upper body. So Mr. George built a handicapped accessible home into a hillside looking out over a woodland meadow. The back of the home is nearly all windows with a bay window in the kitchen so that Mrs. Carol could see out in all directions and enjoy nature. She also enjoyed deer hunting so Mr. George made a way for this to happen also. He bought a four wheeled, all-terrain vehicle and modified it so his wife could still enjoy hunting. Mrs. Carol loves anything that has to do with nature. Her home has numerous bird feeders for Hummingbirds. I am sure these little birds know where they are welcome. In the afternoon she loves to go visit her pet chickens. She is an avid gardener. After she could no longer work in the garden, she worked diligently planning the garden each year with Mr. George . She also enjoyed cooking and creating her own recipes using ingredients from her garden. In the summer, she stayed busy putting up vegetables from the garden for use all thru the year. She was also very active with volunteer work with the Memphis area Ham Radio community. She has a special passion for ice skating. Her love for skating came from a passion she shared with
George. They use to danced on skates as a couple for years and shared their love of skating with their first-born, purchasing a tiny pair of skates for her when she was two years old. The story doesn't end here, Mrs. Carol lost the love of her life and her caregiver when Mr. George was killed in a tragic accident . Mrs. Carol at this time came to live in our home. Today she faces a lot of hard battles, but she always seems to face them with a smile. Life has not been easy for her especially since she lost Mr. George, but she is such a encouragment to me and many others. She has two daughters, Andrea McIntosh, who is a homemaker in Horn Lake, MS and Kathy Parham, who retired from Biotech Research
and Development and moved with her family to Ramer to be with her parents. She is also the proud grandmother to five grandchildren. Sean, who is serving his country with the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, Fl. Zach is studing civilian aviation in Kansas State University, and three school-age granddaughters, Julie, Jamie and Kayley. So, my friend, on those days when you are tempted to have yourself a pity party come and visit Mrs. Carol. You will leave with a new determation to face whatever obstacle in your life. God never promised us an easy life. He will however, always make a way for us. Thank you Mrs. Carol for a great story on encouragment and determation. Until next time.
community events • Hee-Haw Casting Call McNairy Co. Hee-Haw is looking for potential men cast members between the ages of 25 to 40. If you are interested please call 6105248. • Spring Sports have Sprung! Sign-up now for Softball, Soccer & 13-14 yr old Baseball. Deadline is March 31, for more info contact Selmer Park and Recreation Department at (731) 645-3866 • Senior Trip “Ride the Rails” deposit due Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 5 day, 4 night trip May 1 – 5, 2012 to “Ride the Rails” in West Virginia. A $100 deposit is due by February 3, 2012 with final payment by March 23rd. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.
• McConnico Library Valentine’s Day Party McConnico Library will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Friday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m. There will be story time, games, crafts, and refreshments. Come join the fun.
• Pesticide training There will be a Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Training on Saturday, February 11, 2012, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the new Ag Pavilion located on the fairgrounds behind
McNairy Central High School. This meeting is for anyone who needs a new card in order to buy restricted use pesticides. For more information please contact the University of Tennessee Extension at (731) 6453598. •Valentine’s Banquet Paster Clifford E. Wynn and the Cypress Creek First Baptist Church family invite you to join us for our 2012 Valentine’s Banquet on Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. 14 Falcon Rd, Selmer, TN. For ticket pricing, please call (731) 645-8094 and leave a message or Stephanie at (731)610-1421 • Gateway Youth Services Gateway Holiness Chapel youth service is Feb. 11, 6 p.m. Bro. Daniel McAnally will be ministering. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact David Settlemires at (731) 610-9333 or Shelly Settlemires at (731)6109133 • McNairy Brand of the NAACP/Alumni Meetings The NAACP Alumni will be hosting their monthly meeting, Saturday, Feb. 11 due to other activities that are happening on our regular third Saturday meeting day. Please come and support us in our endeavors to make these organizations the best that we can. We need all the help that we can get to succeed. NAACP meeting starts at 10 a.m. Alumni meeting starts approximately 11:30. Hope to see you there. United we stand! And we do need unity to get
Hardin County EMS is seeking qualified, professional candidates for its Director of EMS, individuals who are committed to providing excellence in pre-hospital services. The position reports directly to the CEO/Administrator of Hardin Medical Center and is responsible for direction and management of all aspects of the county-franchised Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program. Primary responsibilities are the staffing and scheduling of the ambulance service, assuring all units are clean, in good running condition, and appropriately stocked, and planning for vehicle replacement. Director responsibilities include development of an annual budget, operating within that budget, assuring that all documentation is complete and accurate, and assuring that the department operates within all applicable rules, regulations, and policies. The qualified candidate will be adept at performing the highest level of program analysis, developing program goals and objectives, assuring that staff is appropriately trained and professional. The Director will also be an integral part of the emergency management programs of Hardin Medical Center, serving as the facility’s point of contact in community disaster planning efforts and hospital preparedness measures and grants. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Must have current Paramedic license in the state of TN. At least three years of progressively responsible emergency management and/or emergency medical services supervisor experience. Must have good customer relations at all times. Principles and practices of project management, contract and grant administration, including research, development and implementation of projects/ programs, vendor, contractor and user agency coordination. Help us provide Quality Care. Right Here at Home. HMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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things done decently and in order. • Finger Volunteer Fire Dept. Fish Fry Fish fry and barbecue chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. All you can eat catfish or chicken with all the trimming and homemade desserts. Adults $10 and children $5. All proceeds go towards the operating expenses of the Finger Fire Dept.
• McNairy County Family & Community Education (FCE) Brunch On February 13, FCE will host their first Annual McNairy County FCE Brunch at the Selmer Community Center. The brunch will began at 10 a.m. and conclude around noon. FCE would like to invite anyone interesting in joining this organization to attend and learn more about FCE. All current FCE members are urged to attend so they can enjoy the great food and fellowship. FCE is designed to strengthen communities through education
and community involvement. FCE is one link that connects individuals to the resources of UT through the Extension Service. Any questions or concerns call UT Extension Agent Schancey Chapman at 731645-3598.
• Senior’s Valentine Party A Valentine party on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. will be at the McNairy County Senior Center, 408 Park Ave., Adamsville. Special Valentine’s music will be provided along with a light lunch and refreshments. We will discuss your travel wish list and end with a slide presentation on our upcoming Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise trip. For information, contact Cindy Thrasher (731) 632-0302. • “Team Frog” Cancer Support Group Meeting “Team Frog” Cancer Support Group will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday evening February 14, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at Selmer Senior Center lo-
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cated at 230 N. 5th Street in Selmer. Join us for entertainment and door prizes. Make plans to attend and bring your favorite finger foods. This is a great opportunity for cancer patients, survivors and their families. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.
• Retired teachers meeting The McNairy County Retired Teachers will meet Feb. 16, 2012 at the McConnico Library at 2 p.m. Since this is a joint meeting with Hardin county, all McNairy county members are encouraged to attend and bring a favorite finger food. The program will be presented by Morris Fair who will give us information on the “state” of Tennessee Retired Teachers. All members are urged to attend this informative meeting.
• Adamsville Redbirds The Adamsville Redbirds 11 and under tournament team will be holding try-outs on Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon at the Adamsville City Park. Any boy who does not turn 12 before May 1 is welcome to come and try out. For more information, call or text Keesha Klinck (731)438-1099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Black History Parade Black History Parade at 10 a.m. Theme: remembering the past, but leaving a legacy for the future. • African American History Banquet African American History Banquet at 6 p.m. Featuring Dr. Jerry Woods as the keynote speaker at the Selmer Civic Center. Dr. Woods is a former educator in McNairy County and now serves as the Superintendent of Schools in Forrest City, Arkansas. Sponsored by the Community Development Coalition, Mary Lou Johnson Foundation, and Rosenwald Community Center. Tickets are $25/adult, $10/children (7-18) • Clay Wagoner Bluegrass Show The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will be held Saturday night, Feb. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. at “The Marty” (Community Center) in Adamsville, TN. Performers will include Crossroads Bluegrass, Flatwoods Bluegrass, Rudy Moore and Bluegrass Pals. Concessions available. Donations taken for show expenses.
• Miss Walking Tall Pageant Miss Walking Tall Pageant Will be held on Feb. 19. Miss Tennessee is going to be there and perform her talent. We have girls competing from all over the state. They will be competing in swimsuit, talent, evening wear, and interview and the winner will compete in the Miss Tennessee pageant in June. We have a local dance team from Adamsville for entertainment. The cost to get in is $5 and it starts at 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Marty in Adamsville.
• Pickwick Landing Rotary Charity Event of the Year There will be a $25 donation for the Pickwick Landing Rotary Charity Event of the Year held on Fat Tuesday, February 21 from 6 PM - 10 PM. Host: Freddy T’s Cajun and Traditional Buffet, Auction, Dancing, Door Prizes. Live Music Featuring: Coon Dog Funeral, Sandy Carroll, Steve Hopper, Amy Slack Call 731-926-1776 for tickets and info. Buy Tickets at Freddy
Ts, Central Bank, Crye Leike Pickwick or from any Pickwick Landing Rotary member.
The West TN Court Cats, a local travel basketball organization since 2007, will be holding an OPEN Try-Out for boys currently in the 6th – 8th grade. This try-out session will be held at Michie Elementary gym on February 25 beginning at 10 a.m. The Court Cats will have teams competing in six travel tournaments this year located within the Mid-South region.
• Wrestling at Carl Perkins Center in Henderson Neo Products Corporation will be sponsoring a fundraiser for the Chester County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse on Friday, March 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bell time is at 7:30 p.m. 100% of the proceeds will go to the center. For more information and details see page 9A.
The 4th annual Kings and Queens for the Cure pageant will be held on March 3 starting at 2 p.m. The pageant will be held at the Adamsville Elementary School gym. Age division will be newborn through Mrs. and newborn through 3 in the boys division. Concessions will be available along with t-shirts this year. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s relay for life. For questions call Angie Stadinger at (731)646-1039. If you would like to print a form, please go to relaypageant. weebly.com. You can also pick up a form at Hawk and Company in Selmer, Penny Lane’s in Savannah, Cheryl’s in Corinth, and B&J formals in Corinth. Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause.
• Medicare Workshop The Welcome to Medicare workshop sponsored by Selmer Senior Center has been rescheduled from January 31, 2012 to March 8, 2012. Please pre-register to insure there is enough material for everyone. Call Hollie Knight at 645-7843 for more information or to pre-register.
• Volleyball League Beginning Soon The Selmer Park and Recreation Department will be starting a co-ed volleyball league. The first meeting will be held on March 29 at 6 p.m. for all interested teams or players. This meeting will be to discuss rules. Cost will be $25/ player. Teams must consist of at least one female. Games will be played on Thursday nights at the Selmer Community Center beginning the following week. For more info, call (731) 610-7170.
• All 2011-2012 graduating seniors at Adamsville High School and McNairy Central High School: The R.M. and Myrtis Dickson scholarship applications are available at your counselor’s office. The applications should be returned completed by March 30, 2012 for consideration. Two (2) scholarships will be awarded at each school. Applicants for these $2,000 scholarships, made available through the Presbyterian churches of McNairy County, will be reviewed by committee with a personal interview involved and presented to the recipients on Awards Day at each school.
McNairy County General Sessions Court Joseph W Shields – Driving while license suspended – Sent. 10 days, supervised prob. Joseph W Shields – Failure to appear on citation – Sent. to 10 days, supervised prob. Katherine Lambky Shields – False reports to officer – Burglary – Criminal trespass – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def shall cont. on current bond. Katherine Lambky Shields – Possession of burglary tools – Possession without prescription – bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Joseph W Shields – Possession of burglary tools – driving while license suspended – Def bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Joseph W Shields – False reports to officer – bound over to grand jury, def shall cont. on current bond. Joseph W Shields – Burglary – Theft of property – Criminal trespass – Bound over to grand
sheriff’s log Monday, January 30 Alarm residence/business – Friendship Rd – 2:38 a.m. Medical CPR in progress – Larry Isbell– 3:09 a.m. 911 Hang up – Sandy Flat Rd – 8:17 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Masseyville Rd – 9:03 a.m. Welfare check – Sanders Dr – 9:24 a.m. Shots fired – Pyron St. – 12:00 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Purdy Beauty Hill Rd – 1:00 p.m. Harass phone calls – Flowers Lane – 4:21 p.m. Drunk driver – Charlie Pounds Rd – 4:23 Harass phone calls – Bendall Ln – 6:08 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – S Gin Rd – 6:41 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64/Cosby – 9:14 p.m. Shots fired – Hwy 22 S – 9:18 p.m. 4-Wheelers on Roadway – Fred Johnson Rd – 11:10 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Main St – 11:23 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 W – 3:52 a.m. Traffic stop – 64 E Hwy 22 – 5:09 a.m. Theft of property – Hines Gin Rd – 9:14 a.m. Theft of property – Dunaway Rd – 9:23 a.m. Unwanted subject – Meeks Rd – 10:23 a.m. Speak with an officer – Bendall Ln – 10:34 a.m. Animal control – Purdy Rd – 4:19 p.m. Theft of property – Murray School Rd – 4:39 p.m. Assault – North Oakwood – 4:59 p.m. Harass, stalking – Hwy 22 S – 6:06 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22/Will Coln Rd – 6:21 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries – Hwy 22/Skatte Rd – 7:16 p.m. Animal control, bite – Air-
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jury, def. shall cont. on current bond. Joseph W Shields – Driving while license suspended – Sent. to 7 days. supervised prob. Kimberly M Weatherly – Domestic assault – Dismissed on payment of costs. Attend rehab and good behavior for 6 months upon agreement with state and victim. No contact with victim. John Michael Davis – Driving while license suspended – Dismissed on payment of costs. supervised prob. Omar D Farris – Driving while license suspended – Sent. to 10 days, fined $50 and costs concurrent with fta. supervised prob. Chad Evan Tull – Domestic assault – Sent. to 26 days. supervised prob. dom. abuse counseling Omar D Farris – Failure to appear on citation – Sent. to 10 days. supervised prob. James R Sweat – Failure to appear – Sent. to 15 days supervised prob. Joseph G Berry – Failure to appear – Sent. to 24 hours supervised prob. Joseph W Shields – Driving while license suspended – Fined $50 and costs. Sent. to 3
days supervised prob. Joseph W Shields – Financial responsibility law – Fined $50. supervised prob. Joseph W Shields – Driving while license suspended – Fined $50 and costs. Sent. to 3 days, supervised prob. Joseph G. Berry – Driving while license suspended – Dismissed on payment of costs. Supervised prob. Joseph G. Berry – Driving while license suspended – Dismissed on payment of costs. Supervised prob. George Hatkins, Jr. – Assault, attempt – Dismissed on payment of costs. Good behavior for 6 months and both parties attend counseling James R. Sweat V. – Criminal impersonation – Fined costs. Sent. to 15 days. Supervised prob. Timothy L Wells – Disorderly conduct – Fined costs. Sent. to 14 days. supervised prob. Chad Evan Tull – Aggravated assault – Fined costs. Sent. to 26 days. supervised prob. Alc/drug eval, anger management to be completed. Johnny R Jones – Resist stop, arrest, search – Fined costs. sent. to 11 days.
Johnny R. Jones – Assault, attempt – Fined costs, sent. to 11 days. no contact with victim. Supervised prob. Richard K Oldham. – Assault, attempt – Fined costs. Sent. to 16 days. No violent contact with victim. Supervised prob. Matthew W Rickman, Jr. – Public intoxication – Fined $25 and costs. Sent. to 3 days. Supervised prob. Alc/drug eval Dannie L McClellan – Open container – Financial responsibility law – Registration expired – Open container, fined $25 and costs. Supervised prob. Financial responsibility law, dismissed on payment of costs. registration expired, Fined $10, no costs. Dannie L McClellan – Carry weapon, domestic violence, order protection. Fined $25 and costs. Supervised prob. Weapon to be returned to def. Corey D Dilworth – Window tinted – Child restraint – Registration expired – Financial responsibility law – Window tinted, fined $10 and costs. Child restraint dismissed. Registration expired dismissed on payment of costs. Responsibility law dismissed no costs.
port Rd – 8:32 p.m. Shots fired – Racepath Rd – 9:40 p.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – Sandy Flatt Rd/Dowty Rd – 8:49 p.m. Traffic stop – Bypass/Complex – 9:15 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 E – 10:03
Public service – Hwy 45 S – 8:30 p.m. Domestic in progress, verbal – Major Hill Rd – 8:15 p.m. Harass phone calls – Purdy Rd – 9:09 p.m.
King – 9:47 p.m. Traffic stop – Old Number 5 – 10:13 p.m. Traffic stop – Falcon St – 10:27 p.m. 911 Hang up – S Gin Rd – 11:39 p.m.
Wednesday, February 1 Medical alarm – guys Chewalla Rd – 12:45 a.m. Serving warrant – Magnolia – 2:17 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 3:43 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Friendship Rd – 5:55 a.m. Traffic stop – Cash Master 7:33 a.m. Public service – Bendall Trailer Park – 9:21 a.m. Animal control – Purdy Rd – 9:46 a.m. Traffic stop – R Baker – 10:53 a.m. Traffic stop – Car Wash Falcon – 11:28 a.m. Theft of property – Landmark Pentecostal Church – 11:24 a.m. Animal – Hwy 57 E – 12:42 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 1:12 p.m. Traffic stop – Old Stage Rd – 2:31 p.m. Harass phone calls – Ramer Selmer Rd – 2:57 p.m. Theft of property – Independent Appeal – 3:00 p.m. Traffic stop – Ramer City Limits – 3:45 p.m. Animal control – Lake Trail Loop – 3:59 p.m. Traffic stop – Duren Monuments – 4:32 p.m. Animal control, dead animal – Hwy 22 S – 4:02 p.m. Traffic stop – Ammons Rd – 4:45 p.m. Traffic stop – Walmart – 4:53 p.m. Traffic stop – 45 S – 5:38 p.m. Speak – ER/Public Service – 5:48 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Hwy 64/Hwy 224 – 6:19 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Masseyville Rd – 7:22 p.m.
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Thursday, February 2 Welfare check – Pleasant Site Rd – 10:44 a.m. Medical Phsychiatric behavior – Tri County -10:53 a.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 22 S – 10:51 a.m.. Theft of property – Meeks Rd – 11:07 a.m. Unruly person – Complex – 11:39 a.m. Theft of property – Talley Rd – 12:13 p.m. Theft of property – Rose Creek Rd – 4:01 p.m. Speak – Gray Rd – 6:00 p.m. Traffic stop – Mulberry/Skyline – 6:43 p.m. Traffic stop – Guys Chewalla & S Farmville – 7:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Johnson St – 8:16 p.m. Theft of property – Falcon – 9:03 p.m. Friday, February 3 Traffic stop – Mulberry Ave at Speedy Lube – 10:43 a.m. Theft of property – complex 12:49 p.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Finger Leapwood Rd – Animal control, dead animal – Otis Plunk Rd – 4:50 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries – 5:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 5:50 p.m. Reckless driver – Bethel Purdy Rd – 5:57 p.m. Public service – Stafford Bottom Rd – 6:03 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Bethesda Purdy – 6:04 p.m. Animal control – Sticine Rd – 7:03 p.m. Suspicious activity – Ramer Selmer Rd – 7:29 p.m. Theft of property – Atkins Ln – 8:27 p.m. Reckless driver – Old 45 – 8:53 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 64 W – 9:10 p.m. Suspicious person – Burger
Saturday, February 4 Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 12:35 a.m. Traffic stop – City Park – 1:13 a.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries – 1:26 a.m. Traffic stop – City Park – 2:59 a.m. 911 Hang up – S Gin Rd – 9:01 a.m. Missing person – New Hope Rd – 10:37 a.m. 911 Hang up – Dillion Rd – 10:58 a.m. Theft of property – Falcon New Bethel Rd – 1:28 p.m. Vehicle in roadway – Hwy 57 W – 4:08 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Pineridge Loop – 5:57 p.m. Welfare check – Finger Leapwood Rd – 7:23 p.m. Motor vehicle accident no injuries – Fox Hunt Rd – 7:44 p.m. Motor vehicle accident no injuries – Hwy 199/Hwy 224 – 9:11 p.m. Disturbance noise/music – Church Rd – 9:42 p.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Combs Cemetery Rd – 11:32 p.m. Sunday, February 5 Public service – – 1:13 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Main St – 3:14 a.m. Traffic stop – Close to the intersection 64 – 5:16 a.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Hwy 22 S – 12:05 p.m. Theft of property – Purdy Rd – 12:11 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Race path Rd – 3:30 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S/Ramer Selmer Rd – 4:18 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 45 – 6:06 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 11:23 p.m.
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Mentors and foster parents needed in McNairy County area Youth Villages is looking for caring people in the McNairy County area to become mentors and foster parents to children in need. Mentors serve as positive role models to children in Youth Villages’ care, who may be dealing with emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Many children lack a positive adult figure in their lives and can benefit greatly from one-on-one time spent with a mentor. Mentors are asked to make at least a six-month commitment and spend at least four to six hours per month with their mentees. These times can be
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Gravel Hill by Mrs Opal Gray - Mrs Frances Forsythe is on our sick list this week. Mr and Mrs Aubrey Willis are living near McCoy’s Store now. They are building a new home where they lived. Mr and Mrs C B Bell were given a miscellaneous shower in the home of Mrs James McCormack. Their home and furnishings were destroyed last Wednesday when Mr Hubert Smith’s store was destroyed by fire. Little Sue Petty has the chicken pox. Mr Billie Childs is to leave for the Air Force Monday. Miss Dorothy Whirley gave Miss Elizabeth Mullins a birthday party Monday night. Lawton by Mrs Hilmer Crabtree - Mrs Bill Inman is convalescing from a burn she received recently. Cpl Manuel Thacker of the Air Force spent the night with Hilmer Crabtree family. Buena Vista - This cold, rainy weather is most unwelcome. Most everybody in the community have killed hogs. Hendrix Stivers was injured while cutting wood. A falling limb fell on his forehead. He was given medical attention at the Selmer clinic. Cox’s Community by Dottie Jean Cox - We are sorry to report Mr Bill Donahoe suffered a leg fracture in a fall last Monday. Mr and Mrs Oliver Cox celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary Nov 19th. Sulphur Springs by Miss Joyce Cox - Miss Ruby Kiser, one of the
spent doing things they both enjoy such as going out to eat, visiting local attractions, volunteering or reading together. Potential mentors should be at least 21 years old and attend a free initial training session. For more information on mentoring, please call Tangina Sanders at 901-252-2898, email her at Tangina.Sanders@youthvillages.org or visit youthvillages.org. Youth Villages is also looking for foster parents for children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home. These children need families
who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them. If the children become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free. Foster parents should be single or married adults over the age of 25 living in the McNairy County area. For more information on becoming a foster parent, please call Donna Goodman, foster parent recruiter at (731)660-6767, email her at email@example.com or visit youthvillages.org.
Sulphur Springs basketball players is on the sick list. Our basketball teams went to Byrd-Locke for a double header and lost both games. Remember the box supper and cake walk tonight at Sulphur Springs School. Mt Gilead Home Demonstration Club met in the home of Mrs Hugh Woods, with 17 present, including two visitors, Mrs James Mitchell and Mrs Reeder Woods. Mrs E C Causey called the meeting to order and devotional ready by Mrs Carl Wilson. Four lovely boxes of Thanksgiving fruit were fixed by the club to be given to the mothers of four of our members. Ramer by Mrs J R Hamm - Mr and Mrs Wilson Beasley are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a fine daughter named Teresa. The family of Mrs J L Swain and the late Mr Swain had a reunion in the home of Mr and Mrs Emmett Taylor. Present: Mrs J L Swain, Mr and Mrs Howard Ellis and children, Mr and Mrs Bill Miller and Deborah Jo, Mr and Mrs C C Smith, Mr and Mrs Raymond Whitaker and children, mr and Mrs Johnnie Hollis, Mr and Mrs Alton Teague and children. Little Deborah represented the fourth generation. News of the death of Charlie Blankenship at his home in Memphis has been received. Mr Blankenship was reared in Ramer. Crooked Creek by Mrs Alma Holmes - Mr D M Ashe, who is teaching school at Chewalla, spent the weekend at home. Betty Watson has been absent from school for a month because of ill-
ness. Robinson’s Store by Mrs Billy Owen - Dorothy Owen left for Peoria to stay with her sister, Mrs Howard Fulton who is in the hospital. Mr Billy Owens is driving the school bus this week for Mr Ward Robinson. Mrs Dennie Joe Howie is back home with her parents while her husband has gone to the Army. Mr and Mrs Edd Mitchell and Shirley have moved into their new home. A shower was given in honor of Mr and Mrs Billy Owen. Adamsville by Myrlee Wright - We are sorry to report the death of our former neighbor Mrs W H Doss, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs Hollis McKenize in Jackson. Funeral was at Adamsville Baptist church and burial in Adamsville Cemetery. News Of The Colored - Pvt James L Robinson is home on furlough to visit his parents Mr and Mrs Matthew Robinson of the Purdy community. Pfc Warren G Surratt is home on furlough with his mother Mrs Lovie Surratt. Pvt Arbie D Baxter is home on furlough with his mother mrs Stella Baxter Wynn. Beauty Hill by Mrs E C Holland - W A Hill has been very sick for the past week. Mr and Mrs Velmer Hill are the proud parents of a baby boy named Ezra Neil. Mrs Minnie Yarbo is on the sick list. Pebble Hill - Tommy McClain is home from the Air Force to visit his parents. Volume 48 number 52. Wilbur Wright, Editor and Publisher.
For the Love of Literacy building hope dessert tasting fundraiser Thursday, February 9th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Selmer Community Center
$5.00 admission Door Prizes
19” Flat Panel HDTV plus more!
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Proceeds to benefit McNairy County Literacy Council Enjoy over 23 vendors desserts & more!
Rockabilly Cafe Besso’s / Dr. Frix & Jennings McNairy Co. Adult Education Graduates Modern Woodmen of America, Selmer, Tn. McNairy County Imagination Library -Books from Birth McNairy County Demoratic Women BancorpSouth Gravel Hill Baptist Church Clear Creek Baptist Church Tri-County Healthcare a Grace Healthcare Facility Mr. Magic Hee Haw Cast First Christian Church, Selmer Court Avenue Cumberland Presbyterian Church A New Beginning Church McNairy County Republican Women Repicci’s Midsouth Rosecreek Village McNairy County Family & Community Education (FCE) Selmer Jaycees West Shiloh Baptist Church Aaron’s Rents, Selmer Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Entertainment by: After Hours A presentation by the McNairy County Adult Education Center’s Even Start & Pilot Pre-K Class State Senator & Senate Education Chair, Delores Gresham to attend event.
Modern Woodmen - Sammie Smith, Adamsville. Camp 14165 - Match up to $2,500. Teague-Noles Hwy 45 Auto Mart, Henderson, Tenn. - sponsoring entertainment, After Hours! Long Lewis Ford Lincoln, Corinth, Miss. Shackelford Funeral Directors, Selmer Coca Cola Bottling Works, Corinth, Miss. Pickwick Electric Cooperative Fannie’s Florist Institute of Hair Design Hardin County Bank Community South Ramer Family Health Center Farmer’s & Merchants Bank Selmer Flower Shop East Main Pharmacy Mid-Town Pharmacy 64 Liquors & Wine Home Banking Company Heartland Sweetners, LLC Aaron’s Rents, Selmer
31.5% of adults 25-64 in our community do not have a high school education. It’s not too late to help us make a difference in McNairy County! Call the Independent Appeal today to sponsor a dessert table or make a contribution. (731) 645-5346 Sponsored by the Independent Appeal
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MCHS BancorpSouth Players of the Week, 4B
Lady Cats lock down #1 Tourney Seed, 2B
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Season Up in Air For AHS
Bobcats duel with Liberty
Lady Cards’ struggling down the stretch PAGE 3B
MCHS handles Tigers, conquered by Crusaders PAGE 2B
Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 100 years
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AHS Boys fighting for higher seed in tourney PAGE 4B
Retirees staying fit at Selmer Community Center
Volume 107, Number 38, Wednesday, February 8, 2012
MCHS SENIOR NIGHT
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
After defeating the Liberty Crusaders and playing at McNairy Central for the last time during the regular season, Lady Bobcats Chelsea Bodiford, Norlecia Harris, Tierra Lusk, and Kindra Brown were recognized along with their proud families. (See story on 2B)
Photo by Ashley Moore
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MCHS recognizes senior Bobcats Jordan Burton, Cal Chappell, Justin Sutton, Donterious Waller, Rameil Pollard, and Brady Dancer and their families on the night of the final regular season home game. (See story on 2B)
Ashe honored for five decades of service
Bethel’s Austin Pace (25) pulls a jump shot under pressure against two Ezell Harding defenders in the Rebels’ 37-27 loss last Saturday at the T-N-T State Tournament in Springfield, Tenn.
Dream seasons end for County Champs By Amanda Lowrance & Andrew Alexander Sports Writers
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Wilburn Gene Ashe holds a plaque and a gift certificate as he is gathered around by his family and recognized on behalf of McNairy Central High School for his 54 years of dedicated service to the athletic program. Athletic Director Danny Day and Lady Bobcat Coach Jerry Lott presented Ashe his award. Ashe was score keeper at Selmer High School and McNairy Central High School for over five decades. Cindy Droke read a poem in honor of her father. “From Selmer High School to MCHS, you’ve kept the score for many of the best. Blowouts, nail-biters, overtimes...You’ve seen them all so many of times. Coaches, referees, and so many fans. Oh, the stories you can tell that you’ve heard from the stands. Your support, your knowledge, your love of the game...Will always be known when we speak your name. In 54 years a lot has changed...From uniforms to coaches, even the style of the game. But out of all, this my fondest memory is that you were able to be there and get to watch me.”
The T-N-T State Tournament held in Springfield, Tenn. was not a dynamite experience for County Champions Michie and Bethel Springs last Saturday. The Michie Lady Blue Devils, who were riding an 18-game winning streak, and the Bethel Springs Rebels, who ran their county schedule unblemished at 10-0, both saw their dream seasons come to an end at the hands of Ezell-Harding Christian School in the 2A bracket. No matter how they finished at state, their seasons will be remembered in McNairy County forever.
Ezell-Harding- 37 Rebels- 27
Last Saturday night, the Bethel Rebels began round
two of the TNT State Tournament against the Ezell-Harding Christian School Eagles of Antioch, Tenn after receiving a bye in the first. Quickly the Rebels realized the level of competition at state after being down by two points in the first quarter. By the half, the Eagles had gained an 11-point lead. Bethel outscored EzellHarding in the fourth quarter by two baskets, but they were unable to pull off the comeback win before time expired as they fell 37-27. The loss marks the end of an amazing run by the Bethel Rebels. It was a season of firsts. For the first time, they were undefeated in the county, and for the first time, they won the county championship.
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Photo by Heather Rhodes
Michie’s Robin Moore (5) goes up for a 2-pointer in the Lady Blue Devils’ 32-21 loss against Ezell Harding at the TN-T State Tournament held in Springfield, Tenn. last Saturday.
Locals commit on National Signing Day
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Blake Edwards, Adamsville High School football standout offensive and defensive lineman, signs his letter of intent to play for the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks last Wednesday at AHS. Edwards, pictured with his parents, Stephanie Hurst and Eric Hurst and coaches, Joe Hopper, Jayte Chapman, Brandon Gray, Renard Woodmore, and Noah Evans, received a full athletic scholarship and plans to red-shirt his first year on campus. Edwards, who has a 3.5 GPA at AHS, intends on majoring in exercise science while studying at UT-Martin. Also present for the signing was Edwards’ Great Grandfather, Howard Spencer, Great Grandmother, Peggy Spencer, and Mrs. Patsy Meek.
Photo courtesy of Richard RoBards of Campbellsville University
Bobcat Quarterback Hayden Kiestler signs his letter of intent to play for Campbellsville University in the presence of his parents Mike and Kim Kiestler and Tiger head coach Perry Thomas. Campbellsville University is located in south central Kentucky. Kiestler was one of 32 recruits from 10 different states to sign with CU on Feb. 1, and Thomas says that since he has been there this is one of the best classes to come out on signing day. Four year letterman and All-District Honorable Mention, Kiestler has a GPA of 3.3 and is undecided of a major as he enters into college.
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Casey Akin signs with Carson Newman College in the presence of his parents, Scott and Keri Akin and coaches, Jim Glover, Jake Kiser, and Michael Stroup. Akin is also the son of Lacinda Lashlee of Camden, Tenn. Carson Newman is a Baptist college located in the Knoxville, Tenn. area. The Eagle Football Team chose McNairy Central’s one-year letterman and All-District Honorable Mention, Akin to fill one of the fifteen available spots. Akin played multiple positions as a Bobcats, including wide receiver, running back, backup quarterback, and punter. He also has a GPA of 3.6 at MCHS and intends to further his football career with the Eagles while majoring in pre-med.
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Bobcats ranked fourth in tight district By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
The McNairy Central Bobcats have proven they are able to compete and win in the an extremely competitive District 14-AA. In Friday night’s final regular season home game, the Bobcats hosted No. 2 Liberty Tech Crusaders and losing 76-67. Earlier in the week, the Bobcats hosted Lexington and crushed the Tigers 71-46.
Liberty- 76 Bobcats- 67
After an even scoring first quarter against the Crusaders, the Bobcats fought to gain the lead at the half. The MCHS crowd was roaring at the chance to defeat the ranked team on Senior Night. “We got down 18-3 early before ending the first quarter on a 17-2 run,” said Bobcat Coach Steve Forsythe, “and then we played really well in the second quarter as well to build an eight point lead at the half.” The game made a quick turnaround after the boys came out of the locker room. “The second half was a completely different game as we came out flat and with no intensity,” said Forsythe, “and they went on a 17-0 run to start the third quarter and then a 10-0 run to start the fourth.” McNairy Central did well at the free-throw line, shooting 77 percent. Rameil Pollard recorded a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
What hurt MCHS, according to Forsythe, was that the team had a total of 30 turnovers, which gave Liberty the chance to make their runs. “We turned the ball over 11 times in the third quarter alone, and you can’t do that and expect to beat a quality opponent,” said Forsythe. After the loss, the Bobcats are seeded fourth in District 14-AA and will play Fayette-Ware in the first round of the district tournament on Thursday, Feb. 16. “If we can put 4 quarters together we can beat the top teams in this district, we just have to believe that we can,” said Forsythe. The tournament has changed this year. The first and second place teams will host two games. The final regular season game was played at Bolivar after press time. The winner will determine where the first district round will be played. If MCHS defeats Bolivar, they will move on to district play against Fayette Ware at Liberty. If the game is lost, the host of the game will be decided on Friday after a coin toss.
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Gaining two more district wins last week and moving to 13-0 in District 14-AA, the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats have earned the number one seed in tournament play. The drive from this MCHS team has kept them with a winning record as the Lady Cats have strung together 22 wins in their last 23 games. They are also the No. 10 ranked team in Class AA.
Lady Bobcats- 71 Liberty Tech.- 60
Boys’ Box Score
Girls’ Box Score
20 9 24 20 17 8
23 76 22 67
(MCHS) Rameil Pollard: 25 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; CJ Barnes: 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk, 3 Stl; Cal Chappell: 7 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk; Jordan Burton: 6 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast; Stuart Littlejohn: 5 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk; Justin Sutton: 4 Pts, 5 Reb; Brady Dancer: 1 Ast
12 7 9 14 17 17
18 46 23 71
(MCHS) Rameil Pollard: 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk; CJ Barnes: 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast; Stuart Littlejohn: 12 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Justin Sutton: 10 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Jordan Burton: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl; Cal Chappell: 5 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl; Don Waller: 3 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Clay Dancer: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Revosea Richardson: 1 Pt, 1 Stl; Terrell Harris, Jonathon Nixon: 1 Reb; Tyler Crowe: 1 Stl; Brady Dancer: 1 Ast
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After the New Years holiday, MCHS squeezed in a three-point win over the Lexington Tigers. Last week, the Bobcats gained a 25-point district win at home. “I really like the way we are playing...right or not, heading into the end of the season and tournament,” said Forsythe. “The second and third quarters our defense stepped up and played well. We were finally able to get a team down and put them away. The guys played really hard tonight and we shot the ball well in all phases of the game.” Spectators were thrilled with the comebacks, put backs, and dunking abilities of the Bobcat players and were glad to see the bench revived for a varsity game. McNairy had thirty-one team rebounds led by Senior Cal Chappell with nine.
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
Lady Bobcats earn District 14-AA #1 seed
The most recent game was played against Liberty Friday for the last home game of the season in which MCHS celebrated their Senior Night. Dressed head to toe in their pink uniforms, the Lady Bobcat team honored Breast Cancer Awareness and defeated the Liberty Tech Lady Crusaders 71-60. “This was a big district win because it assures us the number one seed in the district tournament which begins next Tuesday, Feb. 14.,” said Lady Bobcat head coach Jerry Lott. “We will host the number eight team Tuesday night, here at MCHS.” Valentine’s Day will not only be filled with hearts and love but with Lady Bobcat basketball. McNairy Central (22-4, 130) moved on to play the Bolivar Lady Tigers in the final regular season game after press time last Tuesday night. Look for more coverage on your Lady Bobcats in next week’s Independent Appeal.
Boys’ Box Score
Bobcats- 71 Lexington- 46
After breezing past a Lexington Tiger, Jordan Burton powers to the goal to pick up two points for McNairy Central.
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15 12 16 13 20 17
17 60 21 71
(MCHS) Kindra Brown: 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl; Chelsea Bodiford: 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; Tierra Lusk: 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Tiffany Winebrenner: 8 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl; Mallorie Sweat: 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Brianna Phelps: 6 Pts, 1 Ast; Mikaela Rowland: 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Zipporah Woods: 4 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk; BreAnna Burge: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast
Lady Bobcats- 50 Lexington- 36
Lexington played a tough game and got within 10 points at the end of the third quarter, but the Lady Bobcats never gave up. “We had a good defensive effort holding them to 36,” said Lott. “We need to win one of our two remaining district games to be seeded number
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
Heavily guarded, MCHS Senior Chelsea Bodiford protects and drives the ball inside for a closer shot at the basket. one in the tournament.” McNairy got their needed win in the game against Liberty. Seniors Kindra Brown and Chelsea Bodiford helped guide the way in both games as leading scorers. Last week, Bodiford committed to play basketball at Union University, who is currently ranked as the No. 2 NAIA team in the nation and has won four National Championships in the last seven years. She was also nominated by WBBJ TV out of Jackson, Tenn. as a 2012 Class AA Miss Basketball Candidate. Girls’ Box Score
11 6 8 12 15 8
11 36 15 50
(MCHS) Kindra Brown: 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; Chelsea Bodiford: 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl; Mikaela Rowland: 10 Pts, 6 Reb; Mallorie Sweat: 6 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk; Brianna Phelps: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast; Tiffany Winebrenner: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; BreAnna Burge: 2 Pts, 6 Ast; Zipporah Woods: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast;
Porsha Chappell: 1 Reb, 1 Ast
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
From the post, Lady Bobcat Tiffany Winebrenner (44), decked out in the Lady Bobcats Breast Cancer Awareness uniforms, rolls left and sinks an uncontested jump shot from the paint.
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sports briefs •Court Cats Tryouts The West TN Court Cats, a local travel basketball organization since 2007, will be holding an open tryout for boys currently in the 6th-8th grades. This try-out session will be held at Michie Elementary gym on Feb. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. The Court Cats will have teams competing in six travel tournaments this year located within the Mid-South region. •MBA Practice/Tryouts The McNairy Basketball Association will be holding practices and tryouts at McNairy Central High School. If you have not signed up to participate, you may do so on your designated practice and tryout night. Every child must bring a parent or guardian with them and are urged to arrive at least 15 minutes early. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Whitten at firstname.lastname@example.org or Craig Kennedy at email@example.com. Practice schedule: Girls- Thursday, Feb. 9 3rd-4th Grade: 5:30 p.m. 5th-6th Grade: 6:30 p.m. 7th-8th Grade: 7:30 p.m.
The Adamsville Redbirds 11 and under tournament team will be holding tryouts at noon on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Adamsville City Park. Any boy who does not turn 12 before May 1, 2012 is welcome to come and try out. For more information call or text Keesha Klinck at (731) 4381099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. •Ramer Softball/Baseball Ramer will begin USSSA Girls’ Softball signups and Dixie Youth Boys Baseball signups on Feb. 11. Softball will be available for girls ages 4-18 years old (cut off date is Dec. 31 for age). Cost is $35 for first and $30 for each after. Tryouts for softball will be March 5. Baseball will be available for boys ages 4-14 years old. Cost is $35 for first and $30 for each after. Tryouts for baseball will be announced at a later date. All signups will be at the Ramer Quick Stop from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March 3. Birth certificates are required. If you don’t have a copy, a scanner will be available. •Volleyball League Beginning Soon The Selmer Parks and Recreation Department will be starting a co-ed volleyball league. For all interested teams or players, the first meeting will be held
Boys- Monday, Feb. 13 3rd-4th Grade: 5:30 p.m. 5th-6th Grade: 6:30 p.m. 7th-8th Grade: 7:30 p.m. •Redbirds Tryouts
on March 29 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be to discuss rules. Cost will be $25 per player. Teams must consist of at least one female. Games will be played on Thursday nights at the Selmer Community Center beginning the following week. For more information call (731) 610-7170. •Adamsville Jr. Baseball/Softball The Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department will begin collecting signup forms for baseball and softball on Feb. 3 and will continue collections through tryouts. Baseball tryouts will be on Monday, March 5, and softball tryouts will be on Thursday, March 8. All forms must be turned into the Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department. •Selmer Spring Sports Spring sports have sprung. Signups for softball, soccer, and 13-14-year old baseball have begun, and the deadline for signups is March 31. For more information call the Selmer Park and Recreation Department (731) 645-3866. •AHS Football Strawberry Fundraiser The Adamsville High School football team will be selling flats of strawberries to raise money for the 2012 season. The strawberries come farm-fresh from
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County Leading Scorers High School Girls
High School Boys
Chelsea Bodiford (MCHS) Brianne Knight (AHS) Kindra Brown (MCHS) Keantinez Lloyd (AHS) Nikki White (AHS)
16.8 14.3 14.1 11.1 10.3
CJ Barnes (MCHS) Rameil Pollard (MCHS) Jalen Kendall (AHS) Stuart Littlejohn (MCHS) Tucker Campbell (AHS)
17.6 17.5 10.1 9.61 9.60
(Averages as of Feb. 7) Florida and are due to arrive sometime in March. Players will be selling flats for $25 or half flats for $15. Orders are due by Feb. 28. You may place an order with an AHS football player or call the office at (731) 632-3273. •County Basketball (Upcoming) High School (Varsity) Feb. 10 AHS vs Trinity Christian (Senior Night) High School (Freshman) Feb. 9 MCHS @ AHS Junior High School Feb. 11 @ 12:30 p.m. Selmer vs White House Heritage/Robert Ellis (T-N-T State Tournament in Springfield, Tenn.)
Rough road stretch for Lady Cards By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Coming off two big wins over Madison and Corinth, Adamsville hit the road for four straight away games, but the first three were not pretty as the short-handed Lady Cardinals fell to three teams over which they had previously been victorious.
Wayne Co.- 75 Lady Cardinals- 34
In one of their worst outings of the year, the Adamsville Lady Cardinals were laid to waste by the Wayne County Lady Wildcats, 75-34. The 41-point blowout was dealt to the Lady Cards by a team they had beaten by eight earlier in the season. It also had Adamsville head coach Todd McGee questioning how much gas his team has left in the tank. “We would’ve finished third in an inter-squad game,” said McGee. “We’re not getting after it like we did earlier in the year. Our heart wasn’t in it.” Adamsville shot a dismal 23 percent from the field. The Lady Cards did shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, but six of those shots were made in the final quarter when AHS was already trailing by a substantial margin. “We started really cold in the first quarter, going one for 11,” McGee said, “They (WCHS) were on fire and came out hitting five of their first six shots.” That trend continued for Adamsville throughout the contest. The Lady Wildcats took a commanding 21-4 lead after one quarter, but by halftime the Lady Cardinals had cut WCHS’s lead to 14. According to McGee, AHS came out of the locker room much like they did before the first quarter, ice cold. Adamsville hit only four of 14 shots in the period. By the end of the third, the Lady Cards were staring at a 59-28 deficit, and in the fourth, things only got worse as they were outscored 16-6. Adamsville (14-8, 5-5) limped into their game against Sacred Heart last Tuesday, hoping to get a win but would have to do so without Brianne Knight, who was still sidelined with a foot injury. Girls’ Box Score
4 15 9 21 12 26
6 34 16 75
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
AHS’s Bailey Wicker stares down a Scotts Hill player during the Lady Cardinals tough road stretch last week.
tality. You’ve gotta have a mentality that you are going to be a rebounder before you can ever rebound.” Down 22-17 at the break, things only got worse for AHS as Scotts Hill increased their advantage to eight by the end of the third and outscored the Lady Cards 15-5 in the final quarter of play. Senior Macayla Kiddy and Junior Keantinez Lloyd led the Lady Cardinals in scoring with 12 points apiece. Adamsville played the game without Simone Wilson and leading scorer, Brianne Knight. At the end of the contest, AHS’s third leading scorer, Nikki White, went down in pain, clutching her ankle. White missed seven games earlier in the season with an ankle injury and her return to the lineup before the district tournament is questionable, according to McGee. Winning their last two district games against Sacred Heart and Trinity Christian would solidify Adamsville’s third place position in District 15-A and would mean the Lady Cards would host a home game in the tournament. It would also give them a few extra days of much needed rest to get over their injury bug, according to McGee. Girls’ Box Score
(AHS) Nikki White: 9 Pts; Macayla Kiddy: 7 Pts; Ralanda Lloyd: 4 Pts; Keantinez Lloyd, Olivia Johnson: 3 Pts; Anna Johnson, Makena Parrish, Karly Napier, Anna Shelton: 2 Pts
Scotts Hill- 55 Lady Cardinals- 43
Rebounding is where the Lady Cardinals came up short in their 12-point loss to the Lady Lions in Scotts Hill last Friday night. “It doesn’t matter who’s out there,” said AHS head coach Todd McGee. “If you don’t go out there and try and rebound...they aren’t going to let us have it.” Scotts Hill pulled down 39 total rebounds, 23 of which were offensive, giving the Lady Lions plenty of second chance scoring opportunities from point-blank range. AHS recorded only 28 rebounds, most of which came in the second half. “I talked to them about heart,” said McGee. “Before you can rebound with your hands, you have to have it in your heart. Some people have a scoring mentality, some people have an assist men-
15 2 15 10 12 18
5 43 15 55
(AHS) Macayla Kiddy: 12 Pts; 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; Keantinez Lloyd: 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Nikki White: 5 Pts, 1 Ast; Ralanda Lloyd: 4 Pts; 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; 1 Blk; Taylor Hutton: 3 Pts, 2 Reb; Anna Shelton: 3 Pts, 1 Ast, 2 Blk; Krista Holley: 2 Pts; 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk; Bailey Wicker: 2 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast; Anna Johnson: 1 Ast, 3 Stl
Riverside- 61 Lady Cardinals- 58
After beating the Lady Panthers in a double-overtime thriller on Jan. 6, Lady Cardinal head coach Todd McGee expected a tight game at Riverside High School Jan. 31, but he did not expect having to dip so far into his bench before taking the loss in an important district matchup. Foul trouble and injuries plagued Adamsville in their threepoint loss to Riverside, forcing McGee to call on girls that usually do not get a lot of minutes. “Ralanda (Lloyd) got hurt in the second half, (Macayla) Kiddy was in foul trouble in the second half, and Bri (Knight) was hobbling around with her foot in the second half,” said McGee. Despite all the second half problems for the Lady Cardinals, McGee felt the game was lost earlier than that. “We started out flat,” McGee said. “As much as anything else, we lost the game in the first half. We should’ve had a lead going into the second half, which we did not. Then we ended up getting all that other stuff, which put us in a tough position to try to battle back and win.” Adamsville ended the first half down three to Riverside, 28-25. In the third and fourth quarters, the Lady Cards battled blow for blow with the Lady Panthers but could not pull ahead and take the lead late. “We played a lot of people that really hadn’t played that many minutes, and I thought they did a good job just to keep us in the game,” said McGee. “If they would’ve came in and stunk it up, we would’ve gotten blown out. They were able to go out there and compete and gave us a chance to comeback.” Juniors Taylor Hutton, Anna Shelton and Bailey Wicker, sophomore Anna Johnson, and freshman Alli Pettit saw significant minutes and carried the second half weight for AHS in the loss. Kiddy fouled out before the contest was over but not before scoring a game-high 18 points. Nikki White, the lone remaining senior on the court for AHS late in the game, finished with three 3-pointers and sank seven free-throws, ending her night with 16 points. Girls’ Box Score
Photo by Tee Hutton
Adamsville’s Nikki White (5) tries to drive around a Lady Panther in the Lady Cardinals’ three-point loss at Riverside on Jan. 31.
11 14 16 12 16 16
17 58 17 61
(AHS) Macayla Kiddy: 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk; Nikki White: 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl; Keantinez Lloyd: 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl; Brianne Knight: 4 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk; Anna Johnson: 3 Pts; Anna Shelton: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Bailey Wicker: 2 Pts; Ralanda Lloyd, Taylor Hutton: 1 Reb
County, District Basketball Standings Junior High
Girls Michie Selmer Adamsville Ramer Bethel
Overall 18-1 9-8 4-8 9-10 2-14
County 10-0 8-3 3-6 4-6 0-9
Boys Bethel Selmer Ramer Adamsville Michie
Overall 16-5 10-7 13-5 2-9 0-17
County 10-0 7-3 4-5 2-7 0-9
High School District 14AA (Girls) McNairy Central Bolivar Central Lexington Chester County Fayette-Ware Jackson South Side Liberty Tech Jackson Central Merry
Overall 22-4 17-7 15-10 15-11 9-14 8-15 4-19 3-16
District 13-0 11-2 8-5 8-5 5-8 4-9 2-11 1-12
District 14AA (Boys) Liberty Tech Bolivar Central Jackson South Side McNairy Central Fayette-Ware Jackson Central Merry Chester County Lexington
Overall 22-4 23-4 18-5 16-10 8-14 4-17 6-20 4-14
District 12-1 12-1 9-4 7-6 4-9 3-10 2-11 2-11
District 15A (Girls) Madison Academic Middleton Adamsville Riverside Scotts Hill Trinity Christian Sacred Heart
Overall 23-4 19-6 14-8 13-10 13-11 10-14 6-13
District 10-1 9-2 5-5 5-5 4-6 3-7 0-10
District 15A (Boys) Middleton Trinity Christian Madison Academic Riverside Adamsville Scotts Hill Sacred Heart
Overall 19-6 19-5 8-16 10-13 3-19 8-14 2-16
District 10-1 9-1 6-5 6-4 3-7 2-8 0-10
All standings are unofficial.
Maintaining positive sports for youth By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
Role model athletes on the high school level do not always realize that their every move is being watched and imitated. High school athletes are more concerned with competition, college scouts, or avoiding embarrassing mistakes. Professional players hope to have youngsters wearing their jerseys, following every game, and mimicking their moves. As a matter of fact, many of the profesAmanda Lowrance sional athletes started out on the sideline as kids. The six-year-old cheerleader dressed in a miniature matching uniform, cheering along with every cheer, or the little referee, who modeled after an official and wore stripes and a whistle to the games and counted off the players as they dribbled across the timeline, or the youngsters who gather to mock the football players during halftime by throwing passes and making plays on the sidelines. Even the younger, possibly future athletes that sit quietly and respectfully on the bench have found a role model in a coach, player, referee, manager, or other team member. These protégés are as excited as the players when an athlete dunks, scores a touchdown or a goal, or if a batter hits home run. At every sporting event, if you’re watching, these little guys can be found cheering and having fun outside the game. The problem is one wrong move could discourage a child away from sports completely. Will children ever look up to Michael Vick just as they looked up to Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, or Muhammad Ali? Drugs, illegal activities, and bad behaviors are not of interest to children or the public for that matter. So it’s important for all team members to remember and recognize the small, deputy athletes and carry a positive behavior and attitude. While it may not always be visible, it’s there. That’s why it is important for all team members to control tempers and be positive, show sportsmanship, and motivate players to do the same. (The views of this column are the opinion of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)
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MCHS BancorpSouth Players of the Week
Photos by Lisa Forsythe
McNairy Central’s Kindra Brown (Left) along with Rameil Pollard and CJ Barnes (Right) are presented BancorpSouth Player and Co-Player of the Week honors by the bank’s Vice-President Andrea Littlejohn for their performances in games against Fayette-Ware on Jan. 24 and Chester County on Jan. 27. Brown averaged 18 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 4.5 steals per game. Pollard averaged 23 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Barnes averaged 27 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game on top of shooting over 50 percent from three-point land.
Photos by Lisa Forsythe
McNairy Central’s Kindra Brown (Left) along with Rameil Pollard (Right) are presented BancorpSouth Player of the Week honors by the bank’s President Earl Johnson for their performances in games against Lexington on Jan. 31 and Liberty last Friday. Brown averaged 14 points, 5.5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal per game. Pollard averaged 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
Cards pick up win, lose two more By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
The Cardinals managed to pick up a district win last Friday, which moved them ahead of Scotts Hill for fifth place in the district, but losses against Wayne County and Riverside
still have Adamsville reeling down the final stretch of the season.
Wayne Co.- 55 Cardinals- 37
Junior Brandon White scored a season-high 10 points for Adamsville last Monday night at
Wayne County High School, but it was not enough for the Cardinals to beat the Wildcats. The 18-point loss came as a surprise to Cardinal fans and coaches after falling by only six to WCHS earlier in the season. “They outplayed us,” said head coach Nathaniel Root. “Beat us to every 50-50 ball, and they ran their stuff better than we ran ours.” AHS was down 26-19 at halftime but saw the Wildcat lead grow to 10 by the end of the third quarter. In the fourth, the Cardinals were outscored 15-7 as Wayne County sent Adamsville home with a 55-37 loss. Adamsville (3-19, 3-7) looked to bounce back and pick up their fourth district win when they traveled to Sacred Heart in Jackson, Tenn. to face the Knights last Tuesday. Boys’ Box Score
Photo by Tee Hutton
Brandon White strips the ball away from a Wildcat player during Adamsville’s 18-point loss to Wayne County last Monday night.
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(AHS) Brandon White: 10 Pts, 4 Ast; Tucker Campbell: 8 Pts, 9 Reb; Jalen Kendall: 6 Pts, 5 Reb; Jacob Wallis: 6 Pts, 4 Ast; Josh Shoate: 3 Pts, 4 Ast
Cardinals- 42 Scotts Hill- 35
In most games, scoring only 11 points by halftime will spell disaster. This was not the case for Adamsville when the Cardinals traveled to Scotts Hill last Friday night. AHS overcame shooting four for 23 (17 percent) from the field in the first half to get their third win of the season with a sevenpoint victory over the Lions. “Both teams were struggling offensively,” said Cardinal
coach Nathaniel Root. “It was a chess match in the first half with defense...I gotta credit our defense tonight. If we don’t guard the way we guard then we don’t win this game.” At the halfway point, Adamsville led by three, 11-8. The Cardinals woke up in the third quarter and doubled their first half scoring output halfway through the period and took a 27-15 lead into the fourth. The Lions made a late comeback with a 10-3 run that cut the Cards’ lead to five to start the final quarter, but Adamsville was able to ward off the Lions’ sudden offensive onslaught to secure the victory. “I’m proud of our guys for not folding,” said Root. “We stepped up. When (Scotts Hill) made their run we stepped, stopped them and put the game away.” Boys’ Box Score
15 42 20 35
(AHS) Josh Shoate: 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 6 Stl; Jalen Kendall: 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl; Tucker Campbell: 9 Pts; Lane Burcham: 5 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Kasey Hurley: 3 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Jack Majors: 1 Pt, 2 Reb, 1 Stl; Jacob Wallis: 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; John Mark Pettit: 1 Reb
Riverside- 71 Cardinals- 59
For the better part of three quarters, the Cardinals led the Panthers on Jan. 31 at Riverside High School, but in the fourth, the Panthers exploded for 30 points, sending AHS home with their 18th loss of the season. “They got a lead on us. We
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ended up having to foul, and they stepped up to the line and made free throws, and we couldn’t come down and make shots,” said AHS head coach Nathaniel Root. “You can’t let a team like that hang around with you.” Root said that when you let teams you can beat hang around, stuff like that happens. He also said that certain negative plays and calls made during the game would not have mattered had his team put the Panthers away when they had the opportunity. “Lesson learned,” said Root. “When you have the ability to put a team away, especially when you’ve beat this team once already, you gotta take advantage of that and go do it.” One bright spot for the Cardinals was the play of Tucker Campbell. The freshman finished the game with a careerhigh 22 points against the Pan-
thers. “The kid wants to be good. He’s got a fire. He’s got a hunger, and he works on his individual game,” said Root. “That’s the only way you become better... you don’t get better in the two to three hours you practice with your team from November to March. You’ve gotta spend extra time, even in the season, and that’s all this kid does is work on his game.” Boys’ Box Score
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(AHS) Tucker Campbell: 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl; Jalen Kendall: 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Josh Shoate: 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl; Lane Burcham: 6 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Jacob Wallis: 5 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Brandon White: 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl; Jack Majors: 2 Reb; Kasey Hurley: 2 Ast, 2 Stl
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Locals bag first bucks
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Don Wilson, Larry Hardin, Aaron Isbell and Judy Farrar group up after a Friday morning game of H-O-R-S-E at the Selmer Community Center.
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Six-year-old Logan Kiestler, son of Bridget and Brantley Griffin killed his first big buck, a 9-point, Kenneth Kiestler of Bethel Springs, shot his on Jan. 8, the last day of the juvenile hunt. He was first buck while hunting with his dad in Bethel hunting with his Uncle Shane in McNairy County. Springs on Friday Dec. 23, 2011. Submitted Photo
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EHCS 8 Bethel 6
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10 37 14 27
(BJHS) Darwin Kelly: 9 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl; Dakorea Dilworth: 9 Pts, 3 Stl; Austin Pace: 4 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Stl; Tata Newsom, Darrius Sanders: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; Dylan Crabb: 1 Pt, 1 Reb, 1 Stl
Ezell-Harding- 32 Lady Blue Devils- 21
For the first time this season, Michie was
outmatched by an opponent. The Ezell-Harding Lady Eagles managed an 11-point victory over Lady Blue Devils, giving them their first loss of the season and sending them home after just one game in the state tournament. “I’m so proud of the hard work and dedication of the players all season,” said Michie head coach Andrea Whitten. “It’s an awesome accomplishment to have a regular season record of 18-0. Looking forward to watching 8th graders excel in high school.” Margie Coleman led Michie with 15 points while Robin Moore and Lauren Rhodes chipped in with four and two. Michie had a slow start and trailed by four going into the second quarter, but by halftime the Lady Eagles’ lead had grown to 14-5. The Lady Blue Devils’ offense got going in the second half, but outscoring Ezell Harding 8-5 in the final quarter after being down 27-13 at its beginning was not enough to overcome the Lady Eagle lead. Despite the early exit from the state tournament, Michie’s season was a memorable one and one the Lady Blue Devils can hold onto forever. Girls’ Box Score
EHCS 6 Michie 2
(Michie) Margie Coleman: 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast; Photo by Heather Rhodes Robin Moore: 4 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl; Lauren Rhodes: Michie’s Lauren Rhodes leaps from the baseline 2 Pts; Madelynn Lynch: 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk; Aysia for a layup against Ezell-Harding last Saturday. Campbell: 1 Reb; Brooke Bennett: 2 Reb
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By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer When most people think of the basketball game H-O-R-S-E they envision children running around, throwing up crazy and creative shots, trying to give their competitors a letter. For several local, retired senior citizens, the game is a way to stay active, healthy and sociable in their twilight years. Larry Hardin and Aaron Isbell of Selmer and Judy Farrar and Don Wilson of Bethel Springs are regulars at the Selmer Community Center. “We’re too old to play regular basketball,” said Wilson. Isbell agreed jokingly saying, “Because we’re too old to run back and forth.” Despite their age, the group meets most every morning ready and raring to shoot some hoops. “We just come up to exercise, make our health better and have fun,” said Hardin. They have been gathering for several years and plan to continue doing so for as long as the good Lord allows it. “We’ve been playing for a couple years,” said Hardin. “Just about every day.” They say it is usually the same core group of players, but occasionally there are more that join the friendly competition. “We have some that show up every month or so, and
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some just straggle in when they’re here,” said Isbell. There is room for growth, according to the group. They would like to see lots of their peers joining them for some recreational activity in the form of the classic basketball pastime. “We try to recruit new folks about every time we come in here,” Wilson said. The group would love to see both ends of the basketball court full of seniors staying active. While the group that plays is mostly made up of men, Farrar would love to have enough women join them to start a women’s team. While the games are just for fun, the group says it can get competitive at times. “We’re all good Christians,” said Hardin. “We always shake hands (afterward). We aggravate each other and kid each other, but it’s all in good fun.” Hardin is usually the winner, according to Wilson, who works part-time at the center. “He cheats a lot,” Wilson said with a smile on his face. “Sometimes we try to tie one of his arms behind his back.” Friday is the most competitive day, according to Isbell. “When Friday gets here it gets nasty,” he said. “It’s the last day of the week and we’ve gotta take at least one game from (Hardin).” The retirees meet at 9 a.m. for their games, but the shootaround is not their only means of staying fit. Hardin says he is at the center each morning and walks before their games begin. Isbell is also active before the games get going. He walks a mile on his treadmill at his home before heading to the center for H-OR-S-E. Members of the group also use the weight room facilities to stay in shape.
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The players are all grateful for the opportunity to stay active and for the facilities that have been made available for them to do so. They’re especially thankful for Sybil Dancer, “We think people should take advantage of it,” said Hardin. “We thank (Dancer) because at times people have come in to set up stuff, and she would say, ‘y’all can’t set up ‘til 10 o’clock when these guys get through playing,’ so you know we appreciate her.” Dancer says she loves having the seniors around and thinks it is import for them to stay active to benefit their quality of life. “We provide (seniors) a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere,” said Dancer. “I enjoy being here for them and having them around. We encourage all seniors to come out and enjoy our facilities and stay involved.” The center is open seven days a week. Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
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SES Principal’s List and Honor Roll School menus 4th Grade
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Principals List Sloan Atkinson Clara Bodiford John Cox Katie Crowe Will Deaton
Elijah Staggs Emma Stewart Emma Tull Owen Vandiver Rebecca Woodruff Victoria York Honor Roll
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MTSU Bella the horse visits Mrs. Davis’s Kindergarten at Selmer Elementary School Dean’s List Mrs. Michelle Davis’s kindergarten class studied the letter “H” over the past week. Mrs. Michelle told the students they would be getting a very special treat after studying the letter “H”. Lillybeth Fowler’s “Pappy”, Donnie Moore brought Lillybeth’s Horse, Bella, to school for a visit. All of Lillybeth’s classmates got to pet Bella and feed her apples and carrots. Everyone enjoyed the visit especially Bella after having such great snacks. Submitted Photo
AHS announces Senior Who’s Who Mr. and Mrs. AHS - Trae Smalley and Kelsey Chambers Most Handsome and Most Beautiful - John Blakely and Mycaela Smith Most Musical - Bradley James and Emily Dixon Everyone’s Best Friend - Justin Carlisle and Chloe Mullis Most Accomplished - Bolton Gean and Kelsey Young Best Personality - Josh Sinclair and Brittany Lambert Cutest Couple That Never Was Brandon Terry and Megan Sagely Best Smiles - Chase Gunn and Hannah Pickens Most Artistic - Blake Edwards and Valerie Yancey Most Likely to Brighten Your Day - Hunter McSwain and Sarah
Volume 07 Issue 43 February 8, 2012 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association The PawPrint is a publication of the McNairy Central High School Journalism Department. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff.
EDITOR Rachel Burns REPORTERS: Holly Henson Aaron Friend, Wynter Miller ADVISER Lisa Forsythe
•School Dismissed for President’s Day
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Varden Most Unforgettable - T.J. Griffin and Layla Leggett Most Reliable - David Grisham and Alyshia Wilbanks Most Likely to Take Over the World - Jacob Littlejohn and Mikayla Alfano-Webb Most Likely to Appear on Comedy Central - Drew Griswell and Chloe Bean Most Likely to Appear on ESPN - Josh Shoate and Brianne Knight Most Changed since Freshman Year - Gage Ward and Cheyenne Durbin Best Dressed - Hunter Sagely and Hannah Carroll Mouth of the South - Matt Cole and Jessica Monroe Cardinal Crazies - Josh Burks
A Family Business to a Senior Project
There are several opportunities at MCHS to be in clubs and organizations. However, these opportunities would not be open if not for the teachers that dedicate their time to the clubs. Cheryl Hurley is the sponsor of FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America. When asked what her club does she said FBLA, “provides opportunities for students in business, education, and/or business related fields to develop
University of Memphis Dean’s List The following students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Memphis for the fall 2011 semester: Charlie R. H Orton, Joshua Tatum and Kelsey L. Volner, all of Selmer; Ashley E. Durham and Dexter Orman, both of Adamsville; Gabrielle D. Atkins and Lindsay Plunk, both of Bethel Springs; Amber S. Vires of Finger; Anna E. Crabb of Michie; and Michael J. Browder of Stantonville. Students on the list met one of the following criteria for the semester: completion of six to eight graded hours with a semester grade point average of 4.00; completion of nine to 11 graded hours with a minimum GPA of 3.66; or completion of 12 or more graded hours with a semester GPA of 3.5 or above.
helping with the family business, Kennedy’s Auction Service. Kennedy began helping his father and other men, who he worked for, when he was 10 years old. “When we first started the auction business, I loved it. I would run the food stand and help carry items out of a house that were about to be sold. I loved the thrill of the fast-pace talking it took to be an auctioneer, and being part of the excitement of the crowd when an item went up for bid,” stated Kennedy. Now that Kennedy is older, he has taken on a bigger responsibility in the auction business by catching bids and holding up items before Nick Teague and Josh Kennedy display the crowd before they are sold. an item up for auction.
“At one point, I started to believe I wanted to follow in the family footsteps and become an auctioneer like my dad and brother. Now that I have worked at auctions so much, I really don’t want to be an auctioneer anymore. Auctions take a lot of work that most people don’t realize and sometimes they can last forever,” commented Kennedy. Although he does not want to continue in the family business, he believes the family business has been a great contribution to his family. “The auction business helps pay for lots of bills and can pay very well if you go about it the right way. Also, you get to see all kinds of cool things,” said Kennedy. Kennedy believes the best thing about auctions is the events you get to experience. “I love it when there is an item worth around 200 hundred dollars, and two people want that item really bad. Then, they start bidding and don’t stop until one of them finally gives up and realizes they are paying too much money for the item,” exclaimed Kennedy. Senior, Nick Teague, knows a little about auctions too after he decided to complete it for his senior project. “I chose to do
is also her favorite event and many of the student’s favorite event. Lisa Chandler and Stephanie Rozier are the sponsors of the Spanish National Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Spanish National Honor Society provides free spanish tutoring on Mondays thru Thursdays at 7:15 in the morning and at 3:15 in the afternoons. The purpose is also to recognize high achievements of the students in the Spanish language and to promote a continuing interest in Spanish studies. Spanish National Honor Society members participate in National Educator’s week as well as homecoming decora-
tions, certain community events, and freshman orientation. To join this club you must have an A average in Spanish I and Spanish II combined. Ms. Rozier sponsors this club because she loves the Spanish language and wants everyone else to share her love. Her favorite part about sponsoring this club is being around students who enjoy spanish and having conversations together. Mrs. Chandler sponsors this club because she thinks, “…it is very important to have such a club for those students who excel and wish to further their knowledge in the content area…” Her favorite part is getting to know the students
By: Holly Henson
For many teenagers, a job outside of school means working at the local fast food restaurants, such as, McDonalds or Burger King or at local stores. For senior, Josh Kennedy, his time outside of school is spent
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and Victoria Johnson Senior Class Favorites - Justin Salazar and Alyssa Finley Senior Sweetheart and Beau Lauren Moore and Drake Fox Junior Class Favorites - Alli Cluver and Seth Killingsworth Junior Sweetheart and Beau Elisabeth Churchwell and Jonah Lusk Sophomore Class Favorites Zak Neary and Olivia Wright Sophomore Sweetheart and Beau - Tanna Rose and Jacob Wallis Freshman Class Favorites - Jacob Dengler and Makena Parrish Freshman Sweetheart and Beau - Karly Napier and Canon Smith
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vocational and career supportive competencies.” FBLA members participate in the Mistletoe Ball Fashion Show, as well as, competitive events at district, state, and national conferences. Students can join this school at the beginning of each school year in the fall. Any student at MCHS can join as long as they are taking, or have taken, a business class. When asked what her favorite part about sponsoring this club she said that she enjoyed getting to know the students better. The fashion show
ADAMSVILLE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL Monday, Feb. 13 Pizza, sausage, popcorn chicken, taco bar, rolls, French fries, tiny whole potatoes, California vegetable blend, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, Feb. 14 Pepperoni pizza, mini corn dogs, hotdog/potato bar, French fries, cheesy potatoes, peas and carrots, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, Feb. 15 Cheese pizza, hamburger, deli bar, French fries, WK corn, baked beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Feb. 16 Meatball subs, chili with beans, oven baked chicken, salad bar, chest toast, crackers, rolls, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, Feb. 17 Southwest pizza, breaded chicken sandwich, Mexican bar, French fries, glazed sweet potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk SELMER ELEMENTARY/ SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL BREAKFAST Monday, Feb. 13 BREAKFAST Pancakes, sausage sticks, syrup, choice of juice, milk LUNCH Quesadilla dippers with salsa, popcorn chicken, rolls, fluffy whipped potatoes, peas & carrots, mixed fruit cup, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, Feb. 14 BREAKFAST Biscuits and chocolate gravy, choice of cereal, choice of juice, milk LUNCH Cheese sticks with sauce, sloppy Joe on a bun, chef salad deluxe, WK corn, veggie cup with dip, pear halves, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, Feb. 15 BREAKFAST Sausage bagel pizza, yogurt parfaits, choice of juice, milk LUNCH Cheeseburger, beef vegetable soup, chef salad de-
luxe, cheese toast, crackers, French fries, glazed carrots, orange-pineapple gelatin, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Feb. 16 BREAKFAST Mini pancakes with syrup, choice of cereal, choice of juice, milk LUNCH Country chicken tenders, deli sandwich, chef salad deluxe, rolls, cheesy potatoes, lima beans, chilled peaches, choice of juice, milk Friday, Feb. 17 BREAKFAST Chicken nuggets with biscuits, choice of juice, milk LUNCH Pepperoni pizza, Dixie crunch fish, chef salad deluxe, hush puppies, French fries, white beans, creamy coleslaw, apple sauce, choice of juice milk
MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Monday, Feb. 13 Cheese pizza, chicken rings, Mexican bar, rolls, French fries, WK corn, lima beans, mac & cheese, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, Feb. 14 Turkey & dressing supreme, pepperoni pizza, potato bar, rolls, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, sweet potato casserole, creamy coleslaw, cranberry sauce, strawberries & bananas, vanilla ice cream cup, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, Feb. 15 Pepperoni pizza, cheeseburger, salad bar, French fries, WK corn, sweet potato fries, dipping sauce variety, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Feb. 16 Cheese sticks with sauce, chicken noodle soup, deli bar, cheese toast, crackers, French fries, spicy Italian potato chunks, glazed carrots, choice of fruit, choice of juice milk Friday, Feb. 17 Stuffed-crust cheese pizza, barbecued chicken, hot ham & cheese sandwich, taco bar, rolls, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk
Senior Nick Teague works the crowd at an auction. auctions for my senior project after working with Kennedy’s Auction Service. I have attended several auctions, and I love the thrill it provides,” said Teague. So far, his senior project is going well, but he does find it very tiring. “While working on my senior project, I have really been opened up to the long hours and hard work it takes to put an auction together. It has really made me appreciate the auction busi-
ness,” stated Teague. He thinks that the senior project is a great way to end a senior year. “ By completing the senior project, I have certainly learned a plethora of goods that I could invest in for profit. I think I can continue to somewhat use the skills I have been taught even after high school,” ended Teague.
outside the classroom. Both of their favorite events is the induction ceremony, and they both think the students favorite part is speaking spanish. SGA has three sponsors. Jan Williams, Sarah Allison, and Molly Durrance are the three sponsors. Mrs. Williams is the main sponsor of SGA. Her favorite part about sponoring this club is decorating for Mistletoe Ball. She said she sponsors this club because, “I love the activities and working with so many great kids.” Her least favorite part is ordering things for Mistletoe Ball. Sarah Allison is the cosponsor of SGA. SGA decorates for the annual Mistletoe
Ball. SGA members help during Parent/Teacher Conferences and host the Freshman Orientation. Any students interested in joining must have a petition signed by their class and run in elections. Mrs. Allison sponsors this club because she likes working with students on the activities. She says, “It’s nice to take a break and interact with students other than in just the classroom setting.” Her favorite part about co-sponsoring is seeing the students take pride in their work. Everyone’s favorite part, sponsors and students alike, is Mistletoe Ball.
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#3179278: Bethel Springs - Relax in the back yard under the large oak trees. Brick, custom built home with hardwood flooring, 3BR/2BA, double carport, patio, & large workshop. All on over 2 acres. $99,900.
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#3205035: 134 Miller Ln, Bethel - Great place for horses, cattle, large family. This 5 bedroom, 4 bath home has over 4,000 sq ft of living space, oversized double garage, full basement, 40 x 60 work shop w/office, 2 bedroom, 1 bath rent house. All this located on 49 acres, most of it fenced.
# 3222946: 199 Moose Lodge, Selmer - Vinyl siding home w/big back yard, 11`x32` deck, storm shelter, double garage, paved drive. Enter into foyer & into vaulted living room. eat-in kitchen w/French doors leading to deck. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1.2 acres with privacy in back.
Job Opportunity: McConnico Library, part time. Must have computer skills. Please leave resume at front desk. (37,38)
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#3239265: 4308 45 South, Selmer - Custom built brick in great area, 9`ceilings, 5 bedrooms, (2 up, 3 down), master bath w/ whirlpool & shower, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining, wide trim, balcony, Double garage, carport, storage building, paved drive. House is on concrete slab.
Mahindra Tractors & Implements, Full line of Vermeer Hay Equipment. D & C Hay Equipment, LLC Hwy 117, 4 miles South of Adamsville. (731) 6323608. (TF)
House for Rent: Very nice and clean. 2 BD, 1 BA house in Selmer. Available Feb. 1. No pets. $395/mo. (731) 6455400, (731) 610-0152 (38)
Dancers wanted. No Exp. necessary, must be 18 yrs old. Have fun and make lots of money. Flexible days and hours. Call cherries Gentlemans club after 5 p.m. (662)286-2877 Ask for WIlliam or check us out at www.cherriesgentlemensclub.com (36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
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Houses for Rent: 2BD, 1 BA 248 Oak $350/mo and 265 Forest $325/mo. Call (901)849-2755 (38, 39)
#3239264: 280 Riley, Ramer - If you are looking for privacy, look no further. Vinyl siding home with double garage, 2 storage buildings, deck. Inside is an open living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, The pond behind is stocked with fish. Available with 20 additional acres.
We have 1997-2008 Jeep Wrangler parts, 1996-2004 Ford Mustang GT Parts, Start building your DEMOLITION DERBY CAR for Sept. 9-10. Rules @ Raceway Auto and Truck Parts. 731925-8000. (TF)
4x4 extended cab, hard body, v-6 Nissan truck. Good condition. $1,600. Call (731)645-9622. (38,39)
For Rent or Sale: 2 BD, 1 BA in Stantonville, TN. Large lot in great neighborhood. $475/mo plus deposit. Discount for seniors. Call 645-3220 or 439-6781. (38, 39)
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For Sale: 1995 Ford Windstar van. Good condition, new tires and battery. 154,000 actual miles. $2,500. Call (731) 610-0796
2 Bdrm. mobile home for rent on Nelson Store Rd. $340/month. Call 610-5247. (37, 38)
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Autos For Sale: 2002 Alero, S2936N, $2600; 2001 Montana, S5962N, $2500; 2000 Cavalier-s, $2100; 1998 Grand Prix, S3406N, $2750; 1998 Mustang-s, $2350; 1997 Malibu, S3773N, $1975; 1997 Cavalier S6010N, $1500; 1; 1991 Caprice, S0318N, $1450; Jarnagin Auto Sales: call 731-934-4556 (nodoc.priceplusTT&L) (38, 39)
Building For Rent. 100ft. x 25ft. 127 Court Ave. $600/month. Call 9344316. (TF)
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#3240258: 110 Fortune, Hornsby - Fisherman`s paradise. Rustic moblie home with wrap porch overlooking the Hatchie River. Two mobile homes on the property. (one 2 bedroom, 2 bath & one 2 bedroom, 1 bath). Both have CH&A, double carport. Private get-away for week-end or full time.
ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/ Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 926-0507 or Joanne @ (731) 727-4823 (TF)
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# 3225825: 501 Ridge, Guys, TN - Looking for a large building for manufacturing, storage, etc. It has over 5,400 sq. ft. of space with offices. It also has 1 40 x 100 metal shed with concrete floor - great for storing hay, farm equipment, etc. Located on almost 2 acres near Corinth.
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Playset For Sale, High quality outdoor play center, pice starting at $695. Hwy 45 S, Corinth, MS. (662) 4158180. (38, 39, 40, 41)
erty being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning on an iron pipe in the West margin of Mitchell Drive and being 20 feet from the center of said Drive and also being 100 feet North of the northeast corner of the Tull lot; thence with the West margin of Mitchell Drive, North a distance of 200 feet to an iron rod; thence West a distance of 200 feet to a point; thence South a distance of 200 feet to a point; thence East a distance of 200 feet to the point of beginning. The real property is subject to a 15 foot permanent utility easement which crosses the subject property and runs in a general East-West direction, which easement was granted to the City of Selmer by agreement for Dedication of Easement dated January 4, 1986, of record in Deed Book 114, Page 216, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 302 Mitchell Street, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; 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; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Robert L. Sanders; Taffy J. Sanders 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 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. W&A No. 700‑210019 DATED January 18, 2012 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_120118_ 916 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM ….8395 36, 37, 38
ence as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. Tract No. 2: Lot 20 of Majestic Oaks Estates, Phase II, a plat of which is in Plat Cabinet “B” at Slide 31, and the distances, directions, measurements and calls contained therein are incorporated herein by reference as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. Street Address: 675 Evans Drive (Per Deed of Trust), Mindi Lane (Per Assessor), Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 Parcel Number: 054-41.04 and 54-041.05 Current Owner(s) of Property: Ralph S. Salazar The street address of the above described property is believed to be 675 Evans Drive (Per Deed of Trust), Mindi Lane (Per Assessor), Adamsville, Tennessee 38310, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor, Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-027770 …. 8743 36, 37, 38
highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the McNairy County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Tract #1: Beginning at an iron pin, the NEC of the Robinson tract corner in common with Forsythe; then South 87 degrees 24 minutes West 76.25 feet to an iron pin in the Easterly right of way of Forsythe Road; thence with said right of way as follows: South 48 degrees 32 minutes West 95.71 feet, South 53 degrees 22 minutes West 101.62 feet, South 56 degrees 48 minutes West 101.10 feet, South 58 degrees 26 minutes West 98.61 feet, South 50 degrees 28 minutes West 92.44 feet, South 24 degrees 14 minutes West 91.40 feet, South 11 degrees 12 minutes West 98.65 feet, South 17 degrees 27 minutes West 102.55 feet, South 22 degrees 20 minutes West 101.66 feet, South 24 degrees 36 minutes West 100.61 feet, South 24 degrees 45 minutes West 157.24 feet to the NWC of King on 8/27/79 (erroneously stated to be SWC on prior deed); then with the King lot North 42 degrees 06 minutes East 265.88 feet to an iron pin; then South 33 degrees 00 minutes East 224.35 feet to an iron pin; then South 60 degrees 00 minutes West 245.00 feet to the Northerly and Easterly right of way of Linley Circle, the SWC (erroneously stated to be SEC in prior deed) of King on 8/27/79, then with said right of way as follows: South 14 degrees 23 minutes East 198.66 feet South 35 degrees 26 minutes East 54.49 feet, South 61 degrees 03 minutes East 35.68 feet North 80 degrees 19 minutes East 87.97 feet, North 64 degrees 59 minutes East 95.80 feet, North 61 degrees 00 minutes East 98.98 feet, North 60 degrees 10 minutes 99.00 feet, North 56 degrees 20 minutes East 96.98 feet, North 46 degrees 19 minutes East 96.49 feet, North 40 degrees 00 minutes East 79.54 feet to an iron pin; the North 3 degrees 46 minutes West 298.77 feet to an iron pin; thence North 1 degree 54 minutes West 429.76 feet to an iron pin; thence North 2 degrees 59 minutes West 205.82 feet to an iron pin, the point of beginning. INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION BUT EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE are the following lots which have been sold: Deed Book 99 Page 264 to Ronnie Moore; Deed Book 104 Page 585 to John L. McCarter; Deed Book 105 Page 747 to Ricky C. King; Deed Book 101 Page 434 to Terry Lindsey; Deed Book 108 Page 597 to Bill Ward; Deed Book 111 Page 652 to Earnest Lipford and Deed Book 161 Page 279 to Kathyleen Pope. There was a sell-off to Jimmy Hawkins, Jr. in Deed Book 107 at Page 759 but the exact land was reacquired Jimmy Hawkins and wife, Joan Hawkins from him in Deed Book 118 at Page 714. There is a deed to Fred Gray, Jr. in Deed Book 98 at Page 832 which recites the source of title as being Deed Book 97 at Page 246
but it is warranted to Grantee that this was an error and said property came off other lands. Tract #2: Beginning at a steel fence post (SFP) found at the SEC of Ricky King (DB 80 page 696); then South 61 degrees 08 minutes 38 seconds West, 15.00 feet to a SFP set; then with a severance line North 30 degrees 10 minutes 55 seconds West, 73.93 feet to a SFP set; and North 73 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds West, 187.37 feet to a SFP set on the Easterly right of way (25.0 feet from the center) of Forsythe Road; thence with said R/W (chord descriptions) North 28 degrees 33 minutes 15 seconds East, 167.36 feet to a SFP found; thence leaving said R/W with the East line of King (Deed Book 105 page 747) South 30 degrees 28 minutes 39 seconds East, 69.80 feet to an iron pin found at the NEC of King (DB 80 pages 696); and then South 30 degrees 12 minutes 00 sec-
onds East 227.71 feet back to the point of beginning. Street Address: 20 Linley Circle, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Parcel Number: 080-083.12 Current Owner(s) of Property: Trustees of New Jerusalem Faith Apostolic Church Other interested parties: Auto Owners Insurance Company c/o Garner & Conner P.L.L.C., Attorneys The street address of the above described property is believed to be 20 Linley Circle, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. Notice of this Substitute
402 - wanted We Buy Scrap Metal, Specializing in Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV’s. WE PAY CASH!! Will pay top dollar for buses, combines, big trucks and heavy scrap. Free pick-up. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF) Buying junked and wrecked vehicles. Will beat all other prices within reason. Paying cash, no checks. No title needed. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF)
404 - pets/livestock Free Boxer mix puppies. Childfriendly, sweet and gentle. Call (731) 645-7773
services 501 - professional services SUBCONTRACTOR, HOUSE leveling, Rotting sills replaced, Floors, plumbing and tile. OVER 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE!! Phone Doug Butler @ (731)239-8945. FREE ESTIMATES. (TF) Wilson Service Company: We move and install mobile homes! Licensed, bonded/insured. Also, house leveling, rotten joist/sill replacement, support piers installed, floors and metal roofs. Call (731)609-8794 or (731)6104813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF)
503 - public notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 22, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 23, 2006, at Book 382, Page 1065 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Robert L. Sanders and Taffy J. Sanders, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, a resident of Shelby, Tennessee as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting as a separate corporation solely as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp. and WMC Mortgage Corp.’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on February 27, 2012 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said prop-
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Ralph S. Salazar, a married person, and Katie Salazar, his wife, to FMLS, Inc., Trustee, on April 3, 2009 at Book Deed of Trust 395, Page 2553; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Regions Bank DBA Regions Mortgage The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Tract No. 1: Lot 16 of Majestic Oaks Estates, Phase II, a plat of which is in Plat Cabinet “B” at Slide 31, and the distances, directions, measurements and calls contained therein are incorporated herein by refer-
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 22, 2012 at 10:00AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by New Jerusalem Faith Apostolic, Ferdinand Gant, Trustee, a married person; Steve Westbrooks, Trustee, a married person; Erronda M. Ivy, Trustee, a married person; and Dock Ivy, Trustee, a married person, to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee, on November 3, 2003 at Book 363, Page 260; modified by Loan Modification Agreement recorded in Book 400, Page 975; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Regions Bank, successor by merger with Union Planters Bank, N.A. The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the
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Wednesday, february 8, 2012 503 - public notices Trustee’s Sale has been timely given to the United States as required by 26 U.S.C. § 7425(b). Terms of Sale will be public auction, for cash, free and clear of rights of homestead, redemption and dower, and the rights of New Jerusalem Faith Apostolic, Ferdinand Gant, Trustee, a married person; Steve Westbrooks, Trustee, a married person; Erronda M. Ivy, Trustee, a married person; and Dock Ivy, Trustee, a married person, and those claiming through them, and subject to the right of redemption by the DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE by reason of tax lien of record in Book 8, Page 230 recorded 11/17/06; Book 8, Page 283 recorded 05/29/07; Book 8, Page 370 recorded 03/07/08; Book 8, Page 415 recorded 07/28/08; Book 8, Page 544 recorded 12/17/09; Book 8, Page 658 recorded 03/07/11 at the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, subject to any accrued taxes and restrictions. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP, 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor, Memphis, TN 38117. Phone (901)767-5566, Fax (901)7615690, File No. 11-025423 …. 8741 36, 37, 38 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 April 2, 1992 by Tony O. Tanner and wife, Amber J. Tanner to Randle Richardson, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Book 189, Page 254, recorded April 2, 1992, (“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 McNairy 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 en-
503 - public notices tire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the North door at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, 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 Fourth Civil District in McNairy County, Tennessee to wit: Beginning at an iron pin found in the western right of way of Glover Drive, the NEC of the Wayne Whitten lot, D.B. 87, pg. 447, run thence N87° 38’ 37’’ W with the northern boundary of Whitten 446.28 feet to an iron pin found in a fence and the eastern boundary of Foust, the NWC of Whitten, thence N00° 27’ 30” E with the eastern boundary of Foust along an old fence 160.98 feet to a fence corner, the NEC of Foust, thence S85° 49’ 01” E 418.89 feet to a concrete right of way monument in the western right of way of Glover Drive and the western right of way of U.S. 45 By-Pass, thence S10° 13’ 44” E with the western right of way of Glover Drive 151.18 feet to the point of beginning and containing 1.528 acres more or less. Being the same property conveyed by Jackie A. Kiestler and wife, Brenda D. Kiestler to Tony O. Tanner and wife, Amber J. Tanner deed of record in Deed Book 134, Page 267, in the said Register’s Office, and subsequently conveyed to Amber J. Tanner by deed of record in Deed Book 151, Page 575, in the said Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 252 Glover Drive, Selmer, TN 38375 CURRENT OWNERS: Amber J. Tanner 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. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: McNairy Regional Hospital 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. Arlisa Armstrong Substitute Trustee 85 G Stonebrook Place Jackson, TN 38305 http//www.resales.usda.gov ….8840 36, 37, 38 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 12, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded September 23, 2008, at Book
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393, Page 2892 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Jeffrey Redmon and Kathy Redmon, conveying certain property therein described to World Wide Abstract Services Agency, LLC as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a seperate corporation acting solely as nominee for Ideal Mortgage Bankers, Ltd. and Ideal Mortgage Bankers, Ltd. successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on March 12, 2012 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a pipe on the West margin of Shanna Drive 20 feet at right angles from centerline) at the Northeast corner of Louise Robinson as recorded in Deed Book 122, page 43 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, thence with the West margin of Shanna Drive, North 2 degrees 00 minutes West a distance of 108.22 feet to a pipe on the South line of Donald Kirk; thence with Kirk’s South line South 88 degrees 13 minutes West a distance of 202.60 feet to an iron pin; thence South 2 degrees 13 minutes East a distance of 116.16 feet to a pipe at the Northwest corner of Robinson; thence with Robinson’s North Line north 86 degrees 00 minutes East a distance of 202.60 feet to the Point of Beginning, McNairy County, Tennessee, as surveyed by David Hall Land Surveying Company on December 19, 1990. ALSO KNOWN AS: 350 Shanna Drive, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; 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; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Jeffrey Redmon; Kathy Redmon 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 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. W&A No. 902‑166548 DATED January 24, 2012. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee FHA No. 482-3944934703
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cash, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning on a magnetic nail found in the centerline of Limon Gage Road at the easternmost corner of this tract, the same being the southernmost corner of the Michael Rudolph and wife, Karen Rudolph, property (Deed Book 197, Page 265, Tract 2), and runs; thence with the centerline of Limon Gage Road as follows: South 68 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds West, 55.10 Feet, to a point; South 63 degrees 03 minute 59 seconds West, 93.28 feet, to a point; South 60 degrees 12 minutes 51 seconds West, 198.03 feet, to a point; South 55 degrees 52 minutes 13 seconds West, 100.66 Feet, to a point, South 50 degrees 07 minutes 29 seconds West, 66.29 feet, to a point; South 50 degrees 34 minutes 54 seconds West 85.84 feet, to a magnetic Nail set in the centerline of Limon Gage Road at the southernmost corner of this tract, the same being the northwest corner of the remainder of the tract of which this is a part and a point in the east boundary of the Williams Ralph Mitchell, Jr., and Jeffery Dee Mitchell, Sr., property (Deed Book 162, Page 751); thence, North 04 degrees 01 minutes 08 seconds East, 256.82 feet, with the east boundary of Mitchell, to a 5/8 inch iron rod set at an interior corner of this tract, the same being the northeast corner of Mitchell; thence, South 89 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds West, 18.95 feet, with the north boundary of Mitchell to a magnetic nail set in the centerline of Otis Plunk Road at an exterior corner of this tract, the same being a point in the north boundary of Mitchell and the southeast corner of the James F. McFarland, Sr., and wife, Jean McFarland, property (Deed Book 170, Page 667); thence, North 04 degrees 04 minutes 24 seconds
East 194.39 feet, with the east boundary of McFarland, as marked by the centerline of Otis Plunk Road, to a magnetic nail found in the centerline of Otis Plunk Road at the northwest corner of this tract, the same being a point in the east boundary of McFarland and the southwest corner of the aforementioned Rudolph property; thence, South 74 degrees 37 minutes 24 seconds East, 25.00 feet, with the south boundary of Rudolph, passing a 5/8 inch rod found, and continuing 462.39 feet, passing another 5/8 inch rod found, and continuing 25.00 feet, a total of 512.39 feet, to the Point of Beginning and containing 2.34 acres, more or less, by survey of Paul C. Henson, RLS-1922, on March 25, 2006. All bearings noted herein are referenced to Tennessee Grid Azimuth, North American Datum 1983. PARCEL NUMBER: 049-009.02 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1515 OTIS PLUNK ROAD, BETHEL SPRINGS, TN 38315. 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): JAMES C MULLINS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., 2) DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC 3) STATE OF TENNESSEE 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
NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Acts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971. Estate of Timothy L. Foster, Late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2012, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Timothy L. Foster, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk and Master of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk and Master of the above named Court within earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from date of decedent’s death, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 13th day of January, 2012. Terry Foster, Executor Estate of Tim Foster By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master By Ross Mitchell, Attorney 8862 37, 38 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 June 1, 2006, executed by JAMES C MULLINS, conveying certain real property therein described to PAMELA DREWERY-RODGERS as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on June 2, 2006, as Instrument No. 51487, in Book 381, at Page 2929; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OC6, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OC6, 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 Mcnairy County, Tennessee on May 6, 2011. 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 February 22, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Mcnairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for
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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) 6815002, Registered Agent:, CT Corporation System, 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021, Knoxville, TN 37929, Tel: (865) 3423522, TS#: 11-0015812, FEI # 1006.151459 8872 37, 38, 39
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 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 10-0154266 FEI # 1006.152420 . 8874 37, 38, 39
wife, Nellie Miller property of record in Deed Book 145, Page 163; thence South 88 degrees 28 minutes 37 seconds East for a distance of 208.20 feet; along and with an old fence and the Southern boundary of the Miller property, to a 5/8-inch rebar iron pin set on the South side of a ditch, the Southeast corner of the Miller property, said pin being witnessed by a steel fence post; thence North 02 degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 105.00 feet, along and with an old fence and the Eastern boundary of the Miller property, to a ½-inch iron pin found at a fence corner, the Southwest corner of the James Douglas Butler and wife, Loretta Butler property of record in Deed Book 102, Page 517; thence South 88 degrees 24 minutes 15 seconds East for a distance of 418.85 feet, along and with an old fence and with the Southern boundary of the Butler property to a ½-inch iron pin found at a fence corner in the Western boundary of the aforementioned Belk property; thence South 01 degrees 09 minutes 56 seconds West for a distance of 522.33 feet, along and with an old fence and the Western boundary of the Belk property to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to covenants, easements, and restrictions of record, if any. Said property contains 7.025 acres more or less. PARCEL # 055172-02202 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1250 BERRY BOTTOM ROAD, MICHIE, TN 38357. 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): ROBIN DAVIS and KEVIN DAVIS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 11-0141735 FEI # 1006. 8876 37, 38, 39
subject and parent tracts, run thence in a Northern direction with the Eastern right-of-way of Kirkpatrick Drive as follows: North 17 degrees 13 minutes East 164.60 feet; North 12 degrees 03 minutes east 173.45 feet to a 3/4 inch iron pipe set flush with grade; thence South 89 degrees 01 minute East with a severance line 162.67 feet to an iron pipe set in the Western boundary of the Alton Hunter land, refer to Deed Book 63, Page 247; thence South 01 degree 09 minutes East with the Western boundary of Hunter 201.28 feet to an iron pin in the Northern margin of the said Hunter driveway; thence South 64 degrees 00 minutes West with the Northern margin of Hunter’s driveway 280 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.17 acres, more or less (acreage not warranted). All bearings noted herein are magnetic bearings as observed June 7, 1990. Street Address: 307 Kirkpatrick Drive, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Parcel Number: 090I-D020.04 Current Owner(s) of Property: Erick L. Griffin and wife, Robbi L. Griffin Other interested parties: Jackson Clinic c/o Buffaloe & Associates The street address of the above described property is believed to be 307 Kirkpatrick Drive, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 04-2593 8905 38, 39, 40
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 June 6, 2005, executed by PATTI DESHAZIER, AS JOINT TENANTS AND JERRY DESHAZIER , AS JOINT TENANTS, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M WEISS ATTORNEY as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on June 16, 2005, as Instrument No. 45099, in Book 375, at Page 2880-2894; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-4, 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 Mcnairy 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 February 21, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Mcnairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Mcnairy County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND LOCATED IN MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DECRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT A SPIKE IN THE CENTER OF THE OLD CORINTH TO SHILOH ROAD, SAID SPIKE BEING THE NEC OF LAND OWNED BY RUBEL HEATH, THE SWC OF LAND OWNED BY JIM ROGER, RUNS THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST 210 FEET TO A SPIKE IN THE CENTERLINE OF SAID ROAD, THENCE NORTH 225 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST 100 FEET TO A SPIKE IN THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD; THENCE WEST 285 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST 310 FEET TO A STAKE IN HEATH’S NORTH BOUNDARY LINE EAST 285 FEET TO THE BEGINNING, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 2 ACRES. PARCEL NUMBER: 115 01501 0 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 898 JOE DILLON RD, MICHIE, TN 38357-5359. 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): PATTI DESHAZIER AKA PATTI & JERRY DESHAZIER AKA JERRY DESHAZIER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1) Countrywide Home Loans of Tennessee, Inc. 2) McNairy County, Tennessee 3) Hardin Medical Center f/d/b/a Hardin County General Hospital The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters
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 August 30, 2006, executed by ROBIN DAVIS AND KEVIN DAVIS, MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, conveying certain real property therein described to PRLAP, INC. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on September 1, 2006, as Instrument No. 53065, in Book 383, at Page 1536; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-8, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20068, 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 Mcnairy 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 February 29, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Mcnairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Mcnairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Lying and being the Seventh Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, Beginning at an iron pin found in the Northern prescriptive easement of Berry Bottom Road, said pin being located 25 feet from the centerline of the road, the Southwest corner of the Jessica Lynn Belk property of record in Deed Book 143 Page 322, the Southeast corner of the subject tract, thence North 88 degrees 15 minutes 16 seconds West for a distance of 629.01 feet, with the Northern prescriptive easement of said road, to a 5/8-inch rebar iron pin set 25 feet from the centerline of said road and being located 2.81 feet South of a fence corner post, the Southeast corner of the Elmer L. Miller and wife, Nellie Miller property of record in Deed Book 145, Page 165; thence North 01 degrees 09 minutes 54 seconds East for a distance of 415.42 feet, along and with an old fence and the Eastern boundary of the Miller property, to a 3/4-inch iron pipe found, the Northeast corner of the Miller property and lying in the Southern boundary of the Elmer L. Miller and
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 7, 2012 at 12:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Erick L. Griffin and Robbi L. Griffin, husband and wife, to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee, on May 30, 2003 at Book Deed of Trust 352, Page 872; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: EverBank The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Town of Selmer, Third Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pipe in the Eastern right-of-way of Kirkpatrick Drive, the Northwest corner of the driveway right-of-way leading to the Alton Hunter residence, and being the Southwest corner of the
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE) Plaintiff ) V. ) NO. 8384 A NEW BEGINNING, ET AL. (Delinquent Taxpayers, as certified herein for the year 2005 and whose names appear in Exhibit “A” annexed hereto)Defendants ORDER FOR PUBLICATION It appearing from the Complaint in this cause, which is sworn to, that the following named individuals, corporations, and/or partnerships, to wit: Bob ‘s Air Conditioning Map - 55I Group - B/55H Parcel - 5.00P Taxes - $90.00 Douglas & Carolyn Brumley Map - 76, Group A Parcel - 44.03 Taxes - $245.00 Carrol Crouse c/o Bruce Sickler Map - 60G Parcel - 15.00 Taxes - $ 25.00 E.T. & Elma Gladish Map - 89L, Group B Parcel - 13.00 Taxes - $19.00 Home Improvement Center Map - 89FB Group - B
Wednesday, february 8, 2012 503 - public notices Parcel - 9.00P Taxes - $8.00 Jessie Irons, Rosie Mae Irons & Junior Irons Map - 157 Parcel - 20.02 Taxes - $39.00 Mr. C’s Pizza Map - 55 Parcel 14.01P Taxes - $71.00 Tom Henry & Zenola Prather Map - 129H, Group - A Parcel - 7.00 Taxes - $161.00 Pro Plastics Map - 89 Parcel - 93.03P Taxes - $219.00 R & R Care Care Map – 130F, Group - A Parcel – 14.00P Taxes – $1.00 James I & Wilma Schafer Map - 80N, Group - A Parcel - 11.00 Taxes - $137.00 Trad Turbine & Research Development Map - 78 Parcel - 16.00P Taxes - $4.00 William E. Webb & Melody Webb Map – 23 Parcel – 15.02 Taxes – $724.00 Gloria Faye Westbrooks Map - 157 Parcel - 18.03 Taxes - $19.00 reside out of the State and/or cannot be personally served with process, it is ordered that publication be made for four (4) consecutive weeks in the Independent Appeal, a newspaper published at Selmer, in McNairy County, Teneessee, requiring the said Defendants to serve an Answer upon Stephen Craig Kennedy, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 177 West Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, on or before the 30th day of March, 2012, next and make defense to the Complaint filed in the above cause, which seeks the collection of delinquent McNairy County property taxes for the year 2005, or otherwise said Complaint will be taken for confessed and cause proceeded with ex parte. This the 30th day of January, 2012. WILLIAM COLE CHANCERY COURT JUDGE 8902 38, 39, 40, 41 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 22, 2006, executed by LARRY E MITCHELL AND WIFE, JUDY G MITCHELL, conveying certain real property therein described to MARK A ROSSER as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on December 28, 2006, as Instrument No. 55079, in Book 385, at Page 1067; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC2., 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 Mcnairy County, Tennessee. NOW,
503 - public notices 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 February 29, 2012, 2:00 PM at the McNairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Mcnairy County, Tennessee, to wit: THE FOLLOWING LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND BEING IN MCNAIRY COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF TANYARD CIRCLE, THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 70 OF THE TANYARD SPRINGS SUBDIVISION, ADDITION NO. 1, A PLAT OR PLAN BEING OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK NO. 1, PAGE NO. 15, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, THE SAME BEING THE PROPERTY OF WATSON PRICE, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK NO. 139, PAGE NO. 3, SAID IRON PIN ALSO BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NO. 69 OF THE SUBDIVISION, THE PROPERTY OF SALLY ADAMS LEE, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK NO. 110, PAGE NO. 639; RUNS THENCE SOUTH 32 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THIS LOT AND THE WEST BOUNDARY OF LOT NO. 69, 226.21 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THIS LOT, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THIS LOT, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NO. 69 AND THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SUBDIVISION; RUNS THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THIS LOT AND THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SUBDIVISION, 100.12 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THIS LOT AND THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 71, THE PROPERTY OF COLEMAN SMITH RECORDED IN DEED BOOK NO. 125, PAGE 226, RUNS THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THIS LOT AND THE EAST BOUNDARY OF LOT NO. 71, 212.53 FEET TO AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF TANYARD CIRCLE, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THIS LOT AND THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 71, RUNS THENCE WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF TANYARD CIRCLE, THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THIS LOT, NORTH 84 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST, 47.30 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THENCE SOUTH 74 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 77.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.54 ACRES MORE OR LESS. ALL BEARING CONTAINED IN THIS DESCRIPTION ARE REFERRED TO THE PLAT OF RECORD. THE FOREGOING LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS BASED UPON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF H.E. WILLIAMS JR. P.E., R.L.S., TENNESSEE CERTIFICATE NO. 505 WHICH PLAT OF SURVEY IS DATED FEBRUARY OF 1993. FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: THE APN IS SHOWN BY THE COUNTY ASSESSOR AS MAP 74HA 73E 19.00; SOURCE OF TITLE IS BOOK 139, PAGE 154 (RECORDED 02/25/93) PARCEL NUMBER 74H-A-1900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 145 TANYARD CIRCLE, ADAMSVILLE, TN 38310. 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): LARRY E MITCHELL AKA LARRY MITCHELL, JUDY MITCHELL, LARRY E MITCHELL
Wednesday, february 8, 2012 503 - public notices and JUDY G MITCHELL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION
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503 - public notices at Page 228 WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the Deed of Trust Note has declared the entire indebtedness due and payable and demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of indebtedness and costs of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Deed of Trust Note and Deed of Trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that an agent of Robert S. Coleman, Jr., as Successor Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon said Successor Trustee, by the Deed of Trust, will on February 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, and free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the Deed of Trust, certain real property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, described as follows: All that parcel of land in McNairy County, State of Tennessee, as more fully described in Deed Book 124, Page 575, ID#
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 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 100150624 FEI # 1006.152837 8915 38, 39, 40 NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 23, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date, securing said Deed of Trust Note recorded in Book 383 at Page 1803 in the Register’s office for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Christen Wade Goodrum and Vicky Goodrum, conveying the certain property described therein to T Larry Edmonsons Office, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Home Funds Direct and to Robert S. Coleman, Jr., having been appointed as Successor Trustee by instrument of record in the Register’s office for McNairy County, Tennessee in Book 405
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061-022.02, being known and designated as Beginning at a stake located where the west margin of blacktop road, running north and south, intersects the south margin of Buena Vista gravel road; runs thence in a westernly direction, with south margin of Buena Vista gravel road, 315 feet to a stake; thence in a southernly direction 420 feet to a stake; thence in an easternly direction 315 feet to a stake in the west margin of said blacktop road; thence in a northernly direction, with the west margin of said blacktop road, 420 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3 acres more or less. By Warranty Deed, dated 6/2/89, conveying from Richard Wilson and Barbara Wilson to Christen Wade Goodrum and wife, Vicky Goodrum, recorded 6/2/89, in Book 124, Page 575. More Commonly Known As: 4428 Buena Vista Road, Bethel Springs, TN 38315 Said sale shall be held subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; 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; to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: none. The following individuals or entities have an interest in the above-described property: (1) Christen Wade Goodrum; (2) Vicky Goodrum; and (3) Discover Bank Issuer of Discover Card To the best of the Trustee’s knowledge, information, and belief, there are no other Federal or State tax lien claimants or other claimants upon the subject property which would require notice pursuant to the terms and provision of T.C.A. § 35-5-104 or T.C.A. § 67-1-1433 or 26 U.S.C. § 7425. The Successor Trustee may
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