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INDEPENDENT APPEAL CELEBRATES 110 YEARS Christen C. Coulon The Independent Appeal is proud to announce that this issue will mark our 110th year of continuous publication. As you will read in our tribute to founder Col. James Washington Purviance, the “McNairy County Independent,” was first printed in 1879 in the town of Purdy. Following a nearly decade-long break in printing in the late 1800’s, Purviance resurrected the name in 1902 and began printing at the new county seat, Selmer. The paper would keep its original title for more than half a century before merging with the “Adamsville Appeal” to take on the name you know us by today, “The Independent Appeal.”

To mark the occasion we have issued this collector’s edition front page of our newspaper. This week, we have taken great care to recreate an authentic front page reminiscent of how our paper looked 110 years ago. For the flag of our paper we are using the original font for the McNairy County Independent. At that time, many papers used original fonts for their flags to create a unique feel for their publication, however, since we have no record of the exact origin of our flag font dating back to 1879 we are using a touched up photo scan of the flag from an original copy of our paper. Local artist, Lanessa Miller, drew most of our front page graphics. Miller created images in the style of newspaper etchings of the era. In addition to using etchings for the imagery in our ads, we made every attempt to follow period printing techniques and font choices with our front page advertising. We would like to thank both of our front page advertisers for allowing us the opportunity to incorporate their ads in our anniversary layout. Both our headlines and advertising utilize a Bordeaux Roman font, and we have also used a standard Times New Roman font with some headlines as well as for use in our body text. We used varying type sizes throughout the layout and lines to separate columns in order to recreate the feel of an early 1900’s publication. For those of you with an eye for detail (and the ability to read Roman numerals) you will notice that we have jumped from publishing Volume 107 of our paper to 110. This is not an error, a recent archive search of our paper turned

up that we inexplicably published under Volume 102 for four consecutive years from 2004-2007, and in a half-hearted attempt to correct this error the paper was then jumped to Volume 104 in 2008. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, we humbly beg your understanding for our absentmindedness on this issue. Who among us can say they wouldn’t make the same mistake after their 100th birthday? No doubt, there are some other anachronisms present within this week’s design such as the incorporation of email addresses in advertising and the presence of our UPC bar code, however we hope you enjoy this throwback issue. We will be back to our standard layout next week.



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Selmer PD announces checkpoints The Selmer Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on Saturday, May 26, 2012, within the city of Selmer, between 5:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Sobriety checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool, effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when wellpublicized checkpoints are conducted often enough. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and checking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. The goal of the checkpoint is to bring awareness to the dangers of driving while intoxicated; Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail. Anyone who plans on drinking should always have a sober designated driver or find an alternative way home. Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Selmer Police Department by a grant from the The Governor’s Highway Safety Office, targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver.

Founder: epitome of progressiveness

COL. J.W. PURVIANCE 1842-1936 John E. Talbott James Washington Purviance began his life in Illinois and died in Selmer, Tennessee, but his life served as a bridge between old and new worlds and old and new orders. He was a prominent citizen of Purdy when it held the honor of being the county seat, and he became a prominent leader of the new county seat. Purviance was born on February 25, 1842, in Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He was the son of Robert Washington Purviance and Marinda P. Gaskill Purviance and the grandson of William H. Purviance. They were the descendants of French immigrants and were successful farmers. Purviance received his early education in the schools of Macoupin County, Illinois, and his collegiate studies at McKendree College at Lebanon, Illinois, from which he graduated in 1864 with his A.B. and LL.B degrees. He left Illinois and relocated to Memphis in 1864 where he took up the practice of law. In 1865, he again relocated. This time, he moved to Purdy, Tennessee, the quaint county seat of McNairy County that had seen troops of both sides march through town on their way to important campaigns. Purviance was present for reorganization of the first court following the war. As a lawyer, his skills were much in need at that time. From 1865 until 1869, he served as the State’s attorney for the Tennessee Eleventh Judicial Circuit (District). From 1869 until approximately 1873, he served as United States Attorney in Memphis. He married Miss Rachel C. Pharr in 1873 and they settled in Helena, Arkansas. Following an outbreak of yellow fever in Helena, Purviance again made his way back to Purdy in 1879. He continued with the practice of law and then entered the field of journalism. He established the McNairy County Independent. The newspaper was meant to be of the Independent persuasion as to politics and this stood in stark contrast to its fellow Purdy newspaper, the Sun, which was published by Dr. Daniel Barry and was of the Democratic persuasion as to its politics. According to General Marcus J. Wright, “the Independent was first issued March 15, 1879...its columns have been largely devoted to the material interests of the county.” His office was located in an upstairs room over a store and sometimes restaurant belonging to a gentleman by the name of McGraw. During the time that Purviance established his newspaper in Purdy, the village was well-known and had developed into a seat of learning. Judge John A. Pitts wrote that Purdy was “the prettiest and most delightful town in the whole Eleventh Judicial


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The legacy continues

Janet Rail Today we honor our founder, Col. J.W. Purviance who established the McNairy County Independent on June 27, 1902. For 110 consecutive years now, publication has not ceased. Purviance continued to serve as publisher until 1920. At the dawn of the new century, the media consisted mainly of newspapers and various periodicals. Most of the news was packaged into one paper including news, entertainment and advertising with no special sections. News was primarily focused on local or regional news with in house reporters sent on assignment to outbreaks and progress of war, business or government scandals. The media became big business in the 20th century. We experienced job growth and attracted many immigrants who spoke little English and so they depended on the papers to learn the language. Publishers, like Purviance, saw the profit potential and started his first publication, McNairy County Independent in March 1879 and reacquired the publication in 1902. The paper has a long legacy of independent family ownership all dedicated to publishing one of the best newspapers in the state and nation. We not only celebrate 110 years, but are the oldest existing business in McNairy County. There are some differences in today’s paper, however, our commitment to the community in which we serve remains as strong as ever. As in Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “I Feel Lucky” puts it, “The stars may lie but the numbers never do.” So here are our numbers. We print 7,400 copies of the paper, have an audited circulation of 7,189 at present with loyal subscribers reaching more than 20,000 readers a week. We just exceeded 4,000 facebook friends with online subscriptions growing rapidly. Our website www.independentappeal. com features local stories, video and photos. We believe in newspapers and in our community. On the rare occasion when a subscriber misses a paper, we are notified almost immediately when the subscriber or the Postmaster at any of the 10 incorporated cities we serve calls because the customer wants, “their paper.” All of this success did not happen by chance, but with the dedication and leadership of past publishers Col. J.W. Purviance 1902-1920; Orpheus Abernathy and Family 1920-1938; Ken Duke 1938-1941; B. O. Weeks 1941-1946; Wilbur Wright 1946-1964; George Hamilton 1964-1970; Bruce Hurt 19701974; Leslie Houston 1974-1976; William J. Rail 1976-2000 to cur-

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MCHS bound for State Bobcats down Bulldogs Win nets first-ever tourney bid Andrew Alexander

The McNairy Central Bobcat Baseball Team is bound for the Class AA State Tournament for the first time in school history after Matt Chandler’s walk-off suicide squeeze plated Justin Roberts in the bottom of the seventh to give MCHS a 3-2 victory of Fairley High School of Memphis in the Class AA Sectionals last Friday afternoon in Selmer. For complete game coverage, see Page 1B. For complete on-site coverage of the BlueCross Spring Fling Baseball Class AA State Tournament, read next week’s edition of the Independent Appeal. The Bobcats played Red Bank High School after deadline on Tuesday at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro for their first round game of the 2012 BlueCross Spring Fling and will play against either Goodpasture or Pigeon Forge on Wednesday afternoon.


A gutsy call by MCHS Coach Brian Franks. Matt Chandler lays down a perfect suicide squeeze in the bottom of the seventh inning driving in Justin Roberts. The play clinched the Bobcats 3-2 victory over Fairley High School last Friday.


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Teens learn driver safety Two airlifted from Friday wreck

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Two men in a wreck on Sulphur Springs Road were airlifted to the Madison County General Hospital on Friday. By Christen Coulon Editor

A portion of Highway 64 was closed Friday night and converted into a helicopter landing pad following a onevehicle accident on Sulphur Springs Road less than a mile from the highway. Helicopters from the Hospital Wing and Air Evac were called to transport Joe Carlton Hurt, the driver listed on the accident report, and his passenger, William Hill, from the scene after the red Chevrolet truck they were traveling in left the roadway, crashed through a fence and then rolled, ejecting both passengers from the truck.

State Trooper Greg Hopper worked at the scene of the accident and said at the time that the injuries sustained in the crash did not appear to be life-threatening. “(The) vehicle...was traveling north on Sulphur Springs Rd. (and) ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned in a field for final rest,” Hopper said in his crash report. Selmer Fire Chief Anthony Carr said that it was necessary to close the highway to land the helicopters because it was the closest suitable terrain and because the haze in the air limited visibility. Both Hurt and Hill were taken to Madison County General Hospital, and as of press time their condition was not known.

One charged and several suspected in fake cop killings By Amanda Lowrance Staff Writer

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Young drivers visited Cypress Creek First Baptist Church last Saturday to learn about the dangers involved with operating a vehicle. The program which featured a mock crash, a visit from Selmer Police Officer Kim Findley, a mock emergency room, a drug and alcohol awareness lesson, and information on the dangers of texting while driving made the teens realize that driving a vehicle is a serious responsibility. The teen drivers also walked through a funeral complete with a mirror inside a casket to show them how permanent a driving mistake can be.

From May 8, there have been two shootings that have occurred within a 55 mile distance in northeast Mississippi, and the entire state has been tormented with fear. Local authorities have narrowed the investigation to a suspect posing as a police officer, who is pulling people over at night on lonely, dark highways and shooting them dead. “In Tennessee, you are required to pull over to the right at your earliest possible convenience,” said Lt. David Killingsworth, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. “Blue lights are considered a command of an officer.” The first victim was a 74-year-old man, Thomas Schlender, who was shot sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle on Interstate 69 in Tunica County at approximately 1:30 a.m. Three days later, a 48-yearold, Lori Anne Carswell, was found lying outside of her vehicle at 2:15 a.m. on Interstate 55 in Panola County.

James D. Willie was arrested last Tuesday on rape and aggravated assault charges and was later charged on Friday with two ‘pending’ counts of capital murder in the two Mississippi highway murders when police found a semi-automatic handgun matching the shell casings found at the two crime scenes. Connecting his extensive criminal record for burglary charges and ballistics tests, further evidence of robbery was found. Schlender’s wallet was missing and Carswell’s wallet was found empty. When questioned, Willie did not give a direct confession and the possible motive of shooting the two victims was for drugs and money. It was not confirmed or suspected that Willie had posed as an officer to have the victims pull off the highways. The possible murder weapon belonged to his girlfriend and it was found in a 2007 maroon Chevy Equinox. Another suspect was taken into custody in Yazoo City and there have been

more reports in the Jackson and Gulfport area that raise suspicion in tracking down the killer. Through leads and forensic evidence the authorities believe the two cases are connected. These victims did not know each other and did not appear to pull off on the shoulder due to car trouble, so authorities believe that a phony cop is most likely to blame. Several suspects have been questioned and several reports have been made involving different phony police cars, which may indicate the development of copy-cat cases. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation advises late night drivers to not pull over unless it is in a well-lit area and to call 911 to confirm with the dispatcher the officer is not an imposter. Mississippi law enforcement officers have been informed to not overreact if drivers do not pull over immediately. The verification call helps to pinpoint the location of the traffic stop and helps to ensure public safety. “(In Tennessee) I don’t

know of a law that allows a person to drive several miles down the road to a well-lit area,” said Killingsworth. Suspicion has been raised in Tennessee, but Killingsworth would like to urge motorists to use common sense. “If it’s very obvious to a reasonable person that the person pulling you over is not a police officer, than you should use your best judgment and contact law enforcement.” There have been two suspected unmarked vehicles reported. One is a blue Mercury Grand Marquis with blue flashing lights and the other is a gold Crown Victoria sedan with alternating headlamps and other lights. Willie’s trial was scheduled for last Monday and there have been no further reports on what he was sentenced to, but he was last being held with no bond. To imagine the unimaginable is frightful, but it always better to be prepared. According to Killingsworth, a person, “posing as fake officers has not been a real issue until recently.”

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Selmer Mayor David Robinson talk during Blackburn’s visit to Selmer last Monday. By Jeff Whitten


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Rep. Marsha Blackburn dropped by the Latta Visitor’s Center in Selmer last Monday for a tour of the new facility. She represents the 7th district, which includes McNairy County, in the United States House of Representatives. While she was there, she spoke with the Independent Appeal. I first asked her to talk a bit about the importance of the Visitor’s Center. “It is significant for a couple of different reasons. Number one, to have home base for all of your economic development activity. This is going to be helpful for bringing in potential recruits and letting them see what the community is all about. I also like that there is such an impact in the arts community here and how exciting it is to see the cultural part of this. It’s not only for the visitors but for the cultural side and to celebrate the heritage that McNairy County has in both the musical performance arts and the visual arts. So, we’re pleased for that. The other component is that it shows what you can do when everybody pulls together and takes a beautifully built old building and celebrates your heritage and what transpired here once as a car dealership but a car dealership where on Saturday night they would push everything to the side and sit in the center and play some good music. I like the stories that come from that. What a great facility.” When asked what new was going on Washington, Blackburn said, “We continue to keep the focus on the budget. We’ve (the U. S. House of Representatives) passed a budget every year. The Senate hasn’t passed a budget, so we’ve not had a budget signed into law in over three years. I’ve been meeting with a lot of our local elected officials, the Chamber of Commerce, small business owners, and everywhere I go people are telling me that this is just so unacceptable that the Senate will not pass and the president will not sign a budget. “We would never allow our state or county’s leaders to act in such a way. We expect better from Washington, D. C. So, that’s what’s on the top of the list. Also, I’ve got a lot of our constituents asking about Obamacare and they’re hopeful that we’re going to see the repeal of that mandate. Of course, we have a game

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plan in place, keeping the focus on increasing choice and options and decreasing costs and mandates, simplifying the system both on the insurance side and the provider side. Wouldn’t it be nice if when you bought an insurance policy, you actually knew what was in it? We’re working on restoring Medicare. I think it’s egregious that they took $500 billion out of Medicare to spend on Obamacare.” Blackburn said that they want to restore that money to our Medicare enrollees and put the focus on tax-free health care, getting the taxes out of the system that were levied in place by Obamacare. “I was talking to someone this morning whose daughter was getting ready to have a hip replacement, and of course, there’s an excise tax,” Blackburn said. “Obamacare has put an excise tax on those parts, medical devices and things. We want to get rid of all those taxes, make sure that the money in health savings accounts is tax-free going in and coming out and with flexible spending accounts, the money you spend (that was) put into those accounts and the money that comes out to be spent on your over the counter purchases, have that be tax-free, also.” Blackburn also talked about the Health Care Choice Act and the Health Care Choice for Seniors Act, both of which she sponsors. The first bill would allow the purchase of health insurance across state lines and the second would allow seniors to choose between Medicare, keeping their private health insurance and premium support. “It should be about increasing choice and options,” she said. Blackburn proposed separating the Social Security Trust Fund from the General Fund. Her legislation would prohibit mixing money from Social Security taxes and general revenues. Blackburn also confirmed that she will be running for reelection. Finally, she invited all of her constituents to go to her web page, like her Facebook page and to follow her on twitter and express their opinions.



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Circuit.” Judge Pitts further stated, “It was the seat of the most prominent and pretentious institution of learning in the Circuit, and contained what I am sure was the finest private residence in West Tennessee outside of Memphis – the John V. Wright mansion.” Despite its amenities, it was during this period the agitation toward moving the county seat from Purdy began in earnest. Purviance himself would prove one of the most adamant agitators. According to his 1936 obituary, written by his friend Orpheus Abernathy, Purviance removed to the new settlement of Selmer in December of 1890 and retired from the active practice of law to tend to his business affairs and land investments which included holdings locally, in the state of Florida and beyond. However, according to Abernathy, Purviance held more than just a passive interest in the new settlement. He laid out the new town and drafted the articles of incorporation, the first town charter and the first ordinances. In 1902, he established his second newspaper also entitled the McNairy County Independent. He was making a new start in his new town. Judge John Allison in his 1905 work, “Notable Men in Tennessee,” wrote about Purviance as follows: “His ambition has been to make his paper one of the best provincial papers in the State, and he bids fair to succeed. He wields a trenchant pen; is a fearless advocate of what he believes to be right.” He was respected in his profession and at his death, it was claimed that he was the state’s oldest “newspaper man.” Purviance was a very political man. He published and edited a newspaper in the day when the publisher and editor of a newspaper was expected to write and espouse the party line, whatever it may have been.

INDEPENDENT APPEAL v PAGE 3A In Purviance’s case, he was a fiery and staunch Republican, yet he strove to publish an independent newspaper that served as more than a party organ. His goal in 1902 had been to establish a newspaper that reported the news without the use of political party propaganda. Still, as an individual, he did not shrink from what he considered to be his duties to party. According to Abernathy: “His was of the old-time manner of speaking, fiery, forceful and eloquent. As a public speaker, he was in great demand. As a political speaker in those days back yonder, he was unsurpassed. He was of commanding appearance; erect as an Indian, and in those days wore long hair, and chin whiskers, a most attractive figure in any assembly, and in all the gatherings he was ‘head and shoulders’ above the throng, standing six feet four.” Purviance was the epitome of progressiveness in a developing county that had seen great upheaval during the removal of its county seat. He had been politically and socially active in Purdy and would be so again upon his arrival in Selmer. One of his interests was the building of good roads. During his years in Purdy, he built the first section of graded roads. After his removal to Selmer, he made significant efforts at establishing McNairy County’s first highway system. His interest also spread to other enterprises such as public education, the establishment of the McNairy County Fair Association and the McNairy County Real Estate and Improvement Company. It is because of Purviance and his dedication to good journalism that we possess so much history regarding McNairy both before and after the removal of the county seat. His standards of reporting contribute much to preservation of the history of daily life in McNairy County. Yet, he has also contributed to our knowledge of some of the most controversial issues and people. In a region that has often preoccupied itself with the

legend and lore of Colonel Fielding Hurst, it was Purviance who perhaps gave us the most accurate psychological snapshot of the man himself. Hurst’s exploits and hardened Unionists ideals are wellknown and often well-exaggerated, but regardless of the level of Hurst’s venom, Purviance shed light upon the potential emotions behind the man’s actions. According to author Kevin D. McCann in his work Hurst’s Wurst: Colonel Fielding Hurst and the Sixth Tennessee Cavalry, U.S.A., quoting the late W.V. Barry in a 1924 article in the McNairy County Independent, Purviance recalled: “The treatment (Hurst) received from some of the citizens of Purdy, who had him arrested, pit in chains and taken to Nashville, and for six weeks laid on the cold stone floors of the penitentiary, all because he had made a speech in Purdy opposing secession was enough to cause him….to vent some of his vengeance on those who drove him to the fighting lines.” One must keep in mind the Hurst’s subsequent reputation for hard fighting, guerilla tactics and his enmity against the town of Purdy. Purviance’s account of Hurst’s persecution for freely speaking his mind on the hot topic of the day, secession from the Union, provides a more plausible cause of Hurst’s behavior. Without Purviance’s penchant for accuracy, this important historical background would be lost without the possibility of retrieval. Purviance lived a long and full life. He lived to see both the new county seat and his creation, the McNairy County Independent, grow from fledgling upstarts into established landmarks of the county. He lived until the age of ninety-three and died at his home of his niece, Mrs. Moselle Hamilton on Pharr Avenue in Selmer on January 15, 1936. On that quiet winter morning in the early hours, the county lost an adopted son who contributed much to its progressive spirit and its proud history. Purviance was laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Finger discusses 2012-2013 budget By Emily Pitts Staff Writer

The Finger Mayor and Board of Aldermen met last Monday night to hold two meetings. A budget meeting was called at 6 p.m. to discuss the budget for 2012-2013. The regular monthly meeting was then held at 7 p.m. Fire Chief Steve Stoll and representatives from the Finger Fire Department were present at the budget meeting to discuss possible cuts for next year. Mayor Robert Heathcock presented the board and fire department with the proposed budget for next year. “As you can see,” said Mayor Heathcock, “we have cut everything. We cut everything last year down to the bare minimum, and we cut everything this year down to the bare minimum. And we have $100. We can’t survive like that.” He explained that one of the reasons for the cuts was that the revenues from the Finger dances and the concessions sold for the events were down about $5,000 or $6,000. “Basically, it boils down to people are holding onto their money,” said Heathcock. “I mean, it’s tight out there. We need to make some changes.” Heathcock explained that in the past five years, only $500 had been cut from the fire department, while other areas were taking major cuts. This year, the fire department would need to cut about $2,000 from their portion of the budget, the same amount that the city had already cut, saving a total of $4,000 on the yearly budget. The board stressed what an asset the fire department was to the city and that they wanted to continue their support of it. However, Heathcock stated, “We need to work as a team, because we’re just struggling.” Suggestions were offered for making cuts for the fire department in two main areas. Although budgets are tight, the fire department

will consider cutting their phone line altogether, to save $1,000, and possibly cutting from the proposed amount for fuel. “We’re all losing, and we’re all in it together,” said Fire Chief Steve Stoll. “so the last thing I want is anything coming between the fire department and the city board. So let’s try it. We’ll see how it goes, and if we feel like we can’t manage it, we’ll tell you.” The proposed changes will be discussed with the fire department board before any definitive decisions are made. The board then discussed the rest of the changes that were made from last year’s budget. The general government revenues were projected as $55,157, up from last year’s $53,807. General government expenditures were proposed at $55,030, as opposed to last year’s $55,895, without the proposed cuts to the fire department budget. At 7 p.m., the board conducted their regular meeting. They approved last month’s meeting minutes as well as the city’s most recent financial statements. In old business, Heathcock reported that he had received an email concerning the approval of a TDOT Tennessee Beautification Grant to install new road signs at the city limits. The request has been recommended for approval and is waiting on the commissioner’s signature. In new business, the price of admission to the Finger dance has been raised from $5 to $6 for adults. The children’s price will remain at $4 and the handicapped price at $2. Also, due to the vacations of the various board members, next month’s meeting was moved from the 18th to the 11th. The final reading and vote on next year’s budget will occur at this meeting. Board members then discussed who would be responsible for mowing city property in the next few weeks. Finally, the board voted to approve the proposed budget for 2012-2013, which will not be finalized until June 11th, and the meeting was adjourned.

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County mulls lawsuit against timber company By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Grants, bridge repair, facility management agreements, board nominations and a potential lawsuit were among the topics discussed at the May 14 McNairy County Commission meeting. Commissioner David McCullar, chairman of the highway committee, said that the 30-day time limit on the county proposal to pay $7,500 of damage by American Land & Timber to Connie Smith Road had lapsed. County attorney Craig Kennedy said that the next step would be to sue American Land & Timber. He said it would be difficult to estimate costs of any lawsuit, but they could be between $3,500 and $10,000. Highway Commissioner Harvey Smith said that a state law will come into effect next year that will allow criminal prosecution for damaging public roads. “I have no idea,” Kennedy said when asked whether the timber company would go to trial. “It will set a precedent if we don’t do something,” Commissioner Troy Moore said. Kennedy said that American Land & Timber would have to pay the county’s legal fees if the county won the suit. The company only has assets in Mississippi, where they are based. Another suit would have to be brought there to enforce any judgment obtained here. There is a lawsuit in Mississippi between American Land & Timber and their insurance company, Kennedy said. The statute of limitations on the agreement between American Land & Timber and the county is six years, Kennedy said. This means any lawsuit must be brought within six years of any breach of the agreement. County Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe suggested that Kennedy find out about the status of the Mississippi lawsuit, report and make recommendations to the commission in an attorney-client meeting. McCullar told the commission that the BRZ bridges on Friendship Road in Ramer have been completed and are approved by the state. In addition, he said that two other BRZ bridges are ready to be bid out. BRZ is a federal bridge replacement program. One of the bridges to be replaced is on Falcon Road, and the other is on Bethel Purdy Road. The estimated cost for the 68foot Falcon Road bridge is $450,000 and $150,000 is the estimated cost for the bridge on Bethel Purdy Road, according to Smith. This bridge is over Cypress Creek, McCullar said. The county still has $935,000 in reserve in the state aid bridge fund. There were 14 bridges on Bridge List 1 and only three are left, McCullar said. The state requires the



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county to repair the bridges on Bridge List 1 before they start on Bridge List 2. There are 116 bridges in the county, Smith said. McNairy County will be the third county in the state to complete the first bridge list when the three remaining bridges are completed. Smith estimated that the bridges would be finished by the end of the year. The other two counties that have completed Bridge List 1 have less than 20 bridges. “I think we’ve done pretty good on that. I’m proud of that,” Smith said. Ashe announced that the county will receive $750,000 in grant money in phases. This is a no match grant. He said that the purchase of weather sirens for every fire station in the county at a cost of $233,532 had been approved. The next phase will be 911 equipment, Ashe said. The last phase will be a generator for the Courthouse and two new fire trucks. “Hopefully, all of that will become a reality,” Ashe said. Ashe announced that a $500,000 grant is available for Coon Creek. The grant requires a 50 percent match. The value of the Coon Creek property can be used as part or the entire match, depending on its appraised value, but Ashe said that he was unsure of this figure. “If we can get it on a grant, ladies and gentlemen, it would be a great project,” Ashe said. The commission approved the agreement among the county, the city of Selmer and E911 on the new fire/911 buildings. This agreement covers the usage and who will pay for what expenses among other things, according to Building Committee Chairman Stan Wheeler. They also approved a similar agreement on the Latta Visitors and Cultural Center. “We felt like all the parties involved are comfortable with this agreement,” Wheeler said. Kennedy next discussed tax sale properties. He said there were originally eight properties, one of which has been redeemed. The remaining properties have been advertised for sale. Ashe said the county has received bids on the properties. Any bids received will then be advertised in the paper, Kennedy said. Anyone wishing to may raise the bids up to 10 percent if they do so within ten days, Kennedy explained. If no one raises the bid a deed of sale is prepared for the original bidder. If someone raises the bid, there is a mini-auction between the original and subsequent bidders. The high bidder will then get the property. If properties do not receive bids during this process, they can still be bid on later, but any such bids must be approved by the county commission. The commission voted to approve a sur-

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plus property sale by the highway department in July. The property includes two trucks and some pickups. One of the trucks was a 2003 and the other was a 2004, according to Smith. They were wet vehicles, which were in the flood, according to Smith. “I took a chance on buying them thinking I would get a good title on them because of the prior equipment I had bought, but they came back with a red title,” Smith said. A red title is named after the color of the paper the title is printed on. A red title vehicle is considered to be non-roadworthy. The vehicles were parts-only vehicles, according to Smith. “There’s nothing wrong with the trucks, but we can’t use them, so we’re going to have to sell them. We didn’t give much for them, so we’re sure to make money on them,” Smith said. The motion included authorization for advertising for an auction company that must be from within the county. The commission approved a debt management policy. This is required by the state comptroller’s office. The commission approved applying for a $47,900 Litter Grant. “We do this every year,” he said. Budget Committee Jim Rickman reported that the Budget Committee is meeting every Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse. “We’re a lot closer to putting together a budget than when we started. Hopefully, by the end of June, we’ll have a budget,” Rickman said. The commission accepted a recommendation by McCullar to add Osage Road and Osage Lane to the county road list. The Mayor notified the commission of nominations to several boards. These nominations will be voted on at next month’s meeting. The commission can approve these names or nominate people of its own choosing. The 911 board recommended the appointment of Amy Oakley and Sheriff Guy Buck and McNairy County Fire Chief Daryl Goodrum. Buck will be replacing Dennis Goff, who does not wish to be reappointed, Ashe said. Recommendations for the Safety Committee are Safety Director Judy Bivens, Buck, Goodrum, Smith and McCullar. The appointment of this committee will make the county eligible for a 1 percent discount or about $5,000 on its workmen’s compensation insurance, according to Ashe. The Library Board recommended the appointment to it of Shelia Durr from the 5th District, Leeanne Jones from the 6th District and Jay Poindexter from the 7th District.

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This week Adamsville will be hosting its 24th Annual Sherriff Buford Pusser Festival, which supports the Buford Pusser Home and Museum and the legacy of the Sherriff. Beginning today and extending through Saturday, the festival has several different types of entertainment, contests, and new, fun events open to the public. “We want the community to come out to sing, dance, or just enjoy the music,” said Renee Moss, Buford Pusser Home and Museum Curator. On weekdays at 5 p.m. the festivities will open with a carnival, which will charge $15 admission without the $3 coupon. See the calendar of events below and be sure to cut out the schedule and submit your coupon for an arm band. “Because all of our events are free to the public there is no actual head count, but there will be thousands of people in Adamsville over the four days for the festival,” said Moss. Gospel Music will make its debut into the festival this year beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. with performances by The Cagles, Vicki Atkins, Wanda Ferguson, Belinda Christopher, and Chase Teague. Local groups and singers are also encouraged to perform in the new event. Mike Bernier will host the launching of Karaoke Night sponsored by Ma Ma Fia’s Café at 7 p.m. on Thursday night. “I have had many calls about the Gospel Music Night and Karaoke Night,” said Moss. “I feel these new events will have a good attendance.” Getting an early start on Friday, an Anchor Trailways Bus Tour will leave the museum at 9:30 a.m. to view the local Buford Pusser sites and will return to the museum. Grab an early sign-up to Adamsville Idol, which will begin at 6

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p.m. under the pavilion; once the winners are announced, there is an open invitation to view the newly released Walking Tall movie and interviews. Saturday holds another full day of events. A car show will begin at 8 a.m. and be judged to announce the prize winners. At 8:30 a.m. the 5K run will commence and the carnival will open at 10 a.m. charging $25 for an all-day Mega Band. Following the Festival Parade at 10:30 a.m. the Opening Ceremony introduces the year’s awarded officers at 11 a.m. “The Car Show and 5K Run have always had a good turnout,” said Moss. “Opening Ceremony is well attended by locals, visitors, and law enforcement. This is the time we recognize a national and local officer and hometown hero and remember the fallen officers from the past years.” Jack Coffman and Steve Sweat feature a storytelling at 3 p.m. in the museum. Then, Saturday’s new event called the Battle of the Bands will begin at 5 p.m.. “We have two bands that will be competing for the title, prize money, and they will advance to the finals of Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run Battle of the Bands,” said Moss. Following the Battle of the Bands there will be a DJ to provide entertainment for the rest of the evening. SPWA Championship Wrestling plans to entertain on the final night at 7 p.m. and the carnival will close the festival. “This is a team effort on the city’s part,” said Moss. “For the City of Adamsville, PW Plunk is chairperson, and I am his administrative assistant. We have the support of many other city employees who help with various events.” Support from the community, which will provide help in keeping the Buford Pusser tradition alive, is greatly appreciated.

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Wednesday, May 23rd Carnival Opens-$15 Arm Bands

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Gospel Night featuring the Cagles, Wanda Ferguson, Vicki Atkins, Belinda Christopher, and Chase Teague. Local groups/singers are encouraged to participate Thursday, May 24th Carnival Opens-$15 Arm Bands

5 p.m. 7 p.m.

“Karoke Night” sponsored by Ma Ma Fia’s Cafe and hosted by Mike Bernier Friday, May 25th Bus tour of the local Buford Pusser sites Anchor Trailways bus will depart from and return to the museum.

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Car Show-judging at noon, prizes at 3 p.m.

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SPWA Championship Wrestling

10 p.m.

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Early sign-up is encouraged for all registered events. Get your sign-up sheets at Adamsville City Hall, The Buford Pusser Museum or download them at For additional information or questions regarding this year’s festival, please contact the Buford Pusser Home and Museum at 731-632-4080 or email All carnival activities provided by Trinity Amusements, Odenville, Alabama.

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Stantonville to host Memorial Day event By Christen Coulon Editor

At 2:30 this Sunday, a Memorial Day event will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial in front of the Stantonville Community Center in honor of our fallen veterans. This event will feature the unveiling of the Veteran’s Memorial Monument in dedication to all of our fallen soldiers past, present and future, said Stantonville Mayor Larry Raines. The Ruritan Club of Stantonville dedicated a site for a veteran’s memorial, and in addition to the monument, a concrete base has been installed with six flag poles for the five military branches including a taller pole for the U.S. Flag, the state flag and a POW flag. “It’s a good thing for Stantonville, and it’s something we wanted to do to honor our troops,” said Ken Salvack of the Ruritan Club. Through fund raisers and donations they were able to order the granite monument but additional funds are still needed for parking and to do site improvements and flag maintenance. Salvack said that Saltillo, Tenn. had done the same thing with their memorial, and that kind of inspired him to have a memorial here to honor the troops. He said that he wasn’t able to serve in the Vietnam era due to medical reasons and


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Area veterans and members of the Ruritan Club raise a flag a the dedication of the Stantonville Memorial last year. saw many of his friends go off to war, and he wanted to do something for the men who serve. While Salvack helped to spearhead this effort, he was quick to recognize that this was a group effort to get the memorial in place. He said that the entire Ruritan club worked hard to get this up and that this memorial was erected as a result of a community effort and that they are making the final push to put all of the elements in place. “Ruritan club is a small club but they all just jumped

on board and said yes let’s do this,” Salvack said. Anyone wishing to help in this honorable endeavor can make a donation at any local bank in the McNairy County area. Donation jars have been placed at these banks by the Ruritan Club . Individual donations can also be placed by calling the following Ruritan officers Salvack at (731) 632-9062, Larry Raines at (731) 632-3413 or Larry Russell at (731) 632-4924. They will be placing a plaque in the community center for all donations more than $100.

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The Eastview Board of Aldermen crystallized plans to improve its park with the help of citizens and youth at its May 15 meeting. Stacy Thompson, Dwayne Thompson, Luke Robbins and others appeared before the board, following up on the discussion at last month’s meeting. Thompson revealed the results of a survey of 75 people, which showed that the top priority for park improvement among Eastview residents is playground equipment. Thompson recounted a conversation with Selmer Parks and Recreation Director Sybil Dancer, who Thompson said told her that Selmer could not sell any playground equipment to Eastview, due to liability issues. Selmer spent a total of $104,000 on playground equipment, Thompson said. Dancer said that wood chips have to be used as a buffer for the equipment, Thompson said. “It can’t be that pea gravel anymore, because of liability,” Thompson said. Board member Lucy Martin said that she had seen parks where they used chipped rubber instead. “It works just as fine,” she said. She said that the regulations may differ according to the size of a park. Board member Jim Humphrey said that a bag that would cover an 8 by 9 foot area; 3 feet deep could be obtained for less than $25. Mayor Jessie Robbins said that they would be better off if they could use the rubber because water wouldn’t soak into it. City Recorder Emodene Smith added that insects wouldn’t get in the rubber mulch either. Humphrey said that the rubber mulch could be obtained from American Safety Surface and Recreation Company of Me-

dina, Ohio. “We just want a decent park for people to come to play,” Thompson said. She said that adults have told her they used to come to the park a long time ago. The board hopes to pay for the improvements with a $70,000 Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant that requires half of the money to be matched by the city. The grant is from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The application deadline for this grant is June 1. The citizen volunteers plan to clean up the park and paint bleachers and playground equipment. The city plans to buy the paint, and the citizens will furnish the labor. “If you supply the arm strength, we’ll get the paint,” Martin said. “The better it looks, the better your chances (for the grant),” board member Jeff Coln said. “These youth are so eager to do something so they could have a cleanup, paint, fix-up day. They’d have it looking like nobody’s business,” Martin said. Coln said that Steve Redmon estimated that it would take around $18,000-$20,000 to repave the tennis courts and additional $5,000-$7,000 for sealing. However, Redmon said that they may not need to repave the courts, but only resurface and seal the courts. Thompson told the board that Joel Littlejohn estimated that a bench honoring Daddy Dud Richard and Jean Ingram would cost around $500. She said that she talked to members of the Ruritan Club and they indicated a willingness to help with a spaghetti supper to raise funds. On the subject of the parks, Coln said that a representative from the state said Eastview needed to have a Park Commission meeting and to send the minutes to the state for grant applications. Smith added that the commission need only meet once but will also need to turn a

five-year plan to the state. Eastview has a Parks Commission, though it has not met for a while. This existing commission would only need to meet and approve the plan, City Attorney Craig Kennedy said. The problem of vandalism in the park was also discussed at the meeting. “You’re going to waste your money if you don’t stop some of this stuff going on out here. We’ve got people coming to this park tearing it up for the fun of it,” said city employee Raymond Butler. The board discussed the possibility of putting up signs asking people to notify the authorities if they observed any vandalism in the park. Thompson suggested having a neighborhood park watch. “I wish people were different...It’s hard to police people, and you just can’t control their behavior—this kind of behavior because you’re never around when they do it...Those of you who are night owls drive through the park at night...Educating, marketing, putting the word out is the best we can do,” said Martin. “When I was growing up, Eastview was the best park to go to. When I lived at home, Eastview was the best park to come to. We would drive all the way from Selmer to come down here to play ball or just hang out and goof off. We didn’t mistreat the park. We came down here to have a good time,” said Thompson. “It may even police itself, too. Once you get the improvements made, the walking trail...and all the stuff done and the more people start coming, some of these other elements may decide to go somewhere else,” Coln suggested. Robbins suggested that they might get a Sheriff’s deputy to circle through at night. Humphrey suggested that motion detecting cameras might be useful in catching those responsible for acts of vandalism. In other business, the board approved the first reading of the next fiscal year’s budget.

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Brown Family We would like to thank everyone for the many expressions of sympathy received from family and friends after our recent loss. Whether you visited the funeral home, called us on the phone, sent flowers, cards, or food, we were greatly comforted by your prayers and thoughtfulness. We would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Jim Smith, Tennessee Quality Hospice, and Shackelford Funeral Directors for their care and consideration in conducting the funeral arrangements and Bro. J.D. Matlock and Bro. Chad Balentine for conducting the services. Family of Annie “Marie” Brown

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Happy 3rd Happy 3rd Birthday to the greatest grandson! We love you and are so proud of the “big boy” you are! Your Papa & Nannie Bauman. Jerimiah Logan is the son of David and Nikita Logan. He’s the big brother of Mealonie Logan. His other grandparents are Steve & Susan Logan of Amory, MS.

church events • Curtis Hill/Bethel Springs Vacation Bible School Curtis Hill Church of God of Prophecy (1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd) and Bethel Springs Church of God of Prophecy invite families to “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” Vacation Bible School. All ages are invited to step back in time to Babylon from May 21-25, 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 731-645-3326.

May 24

• Cypress Creek Baptist Church Senior’s Day Cypress Creek 1st Baptist Church is having a Senior’s Day, 62 y/o and up, we are having an afternoon of fun and fellowship. There will be food, fun, and games. All seniors in the community, who would like to come, please feel free. If you need a ride, please call 6458094. • Inside Yard and Bake Sale Adamsville Church of God of Prophecy (church on Hwy 22 – turn to go to Aqua glass will be on right) Inside yard and bake sale on Thursday, May 24 from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 25

• Brian Free & Assurance Concert JAF Promotions proudly presents, “AN EVENING WITH... BRIAN FREE & ASSURANCE!” on Friday May 25 in Savannah, TN at the Hardin County High School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Brian Free is known as the most awarded tenor in gospel music and has one of America’s finest male quartets. Also special guest, Josh & Ashley Franks will be appearing. Tickets can be purchased at Community South, Main Branch in Savannah, and

New Life Christian Bookstore, Corinth, MS. For credit card orders or more information, go to or call 731-607-1948. Doors will open one hour before concert. • BBQ, Yard, and Bake Sale Ther will be a yard and bake sale on Friday, May 25 at Michie Church of God of Prophecy on Hwy 57 beginning at 7 a.m. Boston butts and BBQ will be perfect for Memorial Day picnics and parties. Contact Jim/Bridget Merry (632-3971) or Lynn/ Connie Baker (632-3969) to order butts. All proceeds will help Jim and Bridget (Finley) Merry’s adoption from China.

May 26

• Chewalla Gathering The Chewalla Gathering will be held on May 26, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chewalla Fire Department. Everyone is welcome for potluck lunch.

May 27

• Beauty Hill Pentecostal Decoration Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church would like to invite you to Homecoming Decoration and dinner on the ground with singing afterwards. Beginning at 10 a.m. Reverend Larry Hill is preaching. Everyone welcome. • Chapel Hill Homecoming Chapel Hill Baptist Church on 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd will have homecoming services and Decoration day on Sunday, May 27. Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., lunch following worship service with singing in the afternoon, featured singers are the True Witnesses from Henderson, TN. Pastor Bro. Frank Bell and church family welcome everyone.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Myrick will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. To those that would like to celebrate with a card or letter, please send to Happy 60th Anniversary, 63 Ashe Lane, Selmer, TN 38375. Ted Myrick and Erline Stinson were married May 24, 1952 in Greenville, AL. They now reside in Finger, TN. They are the parents of Timothy Myrick (deceased), Jeannie Smith of Selmer, TN; Terry Myrick of Finger, TN; Pamela Moore of Signal Mountain, TN; and Stanley Myrick of Smithville, TN. They have 9 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren.

bethel springs news by Mrs. T.C. Williams Home going service for Ruby Stricklin was held Saturday May19, 2012 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Selmer, burial in the church cemetery, Selmer Mortuary in charge. She will be missed by all who knew her. Please keep the family in your prayers. Delia and Eric Sebree of Kentucky and her grandson who graduated from the University in Murfreesboro attended the ceremony on Friday May 18,2012.They then visited in Nashville and drove to Selmer to decorate their mother’s grave. They also visited T.C. Williams Saturday evening. Grady Robinson, Eugene and T.C. Williams attended the home going celebration for John H. Polk in Jackson on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. He was the husband of Joyce A. Polk who taught school here in McNairy county several years ago. Services were held at New Hope Baptist Church, burial at Parkway Memorial Garden, Mercer Bro.s Funeral home in charge.   Shirley Williams attended the Jackson District United Methodist Women day-long retreat held at Brown’s Church. The theme was STUFF: What it is, where we got it from, and what to do with it. Thirty sisters from across the District

came together to pray, sing, share stories, do Yoga, make crafts for missions, and they were served a wonderful continental breakfast and lunch. This day was very spiritually uplifting. Shirley serves as President of the District. Robert Wiley (Bozie) spent several days in the hospital, but was able to be at church on Sunday and sing with the choir.   Eugene, Shirley and TC Williams attended Homecoming and decoration at the Purdy Weslyan church Sunday afternoon a good time was had by all. Versie Hurst Rozefort and husband Arnold from Morgate Florida and Tony Martin of New York came to visit Wheaty Martin and George Hurst on Mother’s Day.  May 27, 2012 will be Decoration at the cemetery in Bethel Springs. We are asking everyone to remember their loved ones on that day.   Rev. T.E. White, Jr. passed away Sunday morning at 8:30. He was the Pastor of New Bethel UMC for over 12 years. Arrangements are incomplete.  “Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side. Your rod and staff give me courage.”  So until next time be good to yourself and others!


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The Davis family would like to thank everyone who attended the birthday celebration for our mother, Mrs. Cornelius Davis. We also would like to thank everyone for all of the gifts and kind words. She was thrilled to see all of her old friends and family. Without all of you, it would not have been a success. Again, thank you so much! The Davis family

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Estes Family The family of Mary Jane Estes would like to take the time to express thanks for the prayers, visits, words of kindness, cards, phone calls, food, the beautiful flowers, and the love shown during the death of our loved one. A special thanks to Mary McCullar and Mike Smith and Robert Shackelford for the acts of kindness and consideration shown during the hard time of our family. A heartfelt appreciation and thanks to McNairy Co. Health Care for a great job during the past year. Thanks to Brother Tony Polk for the comforting words. Thanks so much Teresa and Jeff at Selmer Flower Shop for all the running and trying to get the flowers we were wanting. They were beautiful. Thanks again. The Estes family Doug, JoAnn, W.C., Ann, Kay, Patty, Tammy, Shelia, Kristi, Lisa, Stacie

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community events • Savannah DMV Closed The Hardin County Driver Service Center located at 60 Brazelton Street, Unit 10, in Savannah is temporarily closed due to a building maintenance issue. The facility will be closed until further notice. During the closure, citizens may visit neighboring driver service centers in Hardeman or Lawrence Counties. Additionally, the Chester County and Henderson County Clerk’s offices can also produce duplicates and renewals for non-commercial driver licenses or citizens may renew online at Nearby driver service options are located at the following facilities: Hardeman County Driver Service Center – 200 Harris Street, Whiteville, TN 38075 Lawrence County Driver Service Center – 235 E. Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 Chester County Clerk – 133 E. Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340 Henderson County Clerk – 17 Monroe Ave., Suite 2, Lexington, TN 38351 • Festival Seeks Talent The 66th Annual Floyd Day Music and Movement Festival seeks talent such as poets, choirs, singers, dancers, steppers, djs, visual artists, instrument players, bands, and martial artists to provide entertainment, demonstrations and sets for a day of fundraising on Saturday, July 28, 2012, Bethel Springs Community Center, 40 S. Parkway, Bethel Springs, TN to build family reunions and benefit the building of a Rosenwald Family Center in West Tennessee. Contact Shirley at floydbash@ Phone (731) 415-2588 for more information.

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Wednesday and continues each night through the close of the festival on Saturday night with rides, booths, food and fun for all. Gospel Music on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 7 p.m. featuring: The Cagle Family, Wanda Ferguson, Vicki Atkins, Belinda Christopher and Chase Teague. May 24 • Karaoke Night Thursday, May 24th, is “Karaoke Night” at 7 p.m. sponsored by Ma Ma Fia’s Café and hosted by Mike Bernier. Come out and sing a song, dance or just enjoy the music! • Food Give-Away The Mid-South Food Bank and McNairy County Loaves and Fishes are sponsoring a Food Give-Away for the Needy in McNairy County on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until all food is given away at 445 Farber St., Adamsville corner of Farber and Walnut St. across from the TriCounty nursing Home and Adamsville Community Center. To Qualify for Food: Monthly income below $2,700 for a family of four. (bring pay stub or food stamp card) • Need picture ID or Social Security Card • Bring utility bill stub (showing you live inn McNairy County) Only one box of food per household or address. First come, first serve until all food is given away. We plan to have this program available every month, watch paper for date. Next give-away will be June 28th, at new location 445 Farber St., Adamsville.

George Burkeens, Bill Dundee, Eva Farris

Brother and Sister

by Dorothy Goodrum I have had the pleasure of having three brothers, so I really know how special they can be. We have a couple in our home at McNairy County Health Care Center who are the closest brother and sister I have ever known. Mr. George Burkeens and Ms. Eva Farris. Ms. Eva spends her days making sure George’s needs are met and that he is in good hands. I recently sat down and talked with Mr. George’s son, Daniel, and what a pleasant time that was. I was having a busy day, but as always, open to a good story. Mr. Daniel told me they were both

wrestling fans and several years ago Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee were going to be wrestling, so he took his dad and aunt Eva to see the match. Now Ms. Eva is a die hard Jerry “The King” fan, so when he started in the building, she had to stand up and kiss her hero, Jerry. As the match got under way, Jerry was not winning at the time. He was down for the count and Ms. Eva decided he needed her help, so down to the ring she went. Daniel said, “I caught her just as she was going up the steps.” He grabbed aunt Eva and tried to persuade her Jerry did not need her help. Out of the corner of his eye,

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• Library Summer Reading Newly arrived at McConnico library, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mocking Jay, all by Suzanne Collins. Don’t miss reading these new book additions. Please also plan to attend the dream big read summer reading program June 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. For more information, please call library director Norma Humphries at 645-5571.


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• Bluegrass Cancelled The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will not be held in May at the Community Center nor at the Buford Pusser Festival. Next Show will be held June 16 at the Community Center in Adamsville featuring Lisa Lambert and the Pine Ridge Boys. • Buford Pusser Festival For a complete list of events happening at the Buford Pusser Festival Friday and Saturday, see page 4A.

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• Meet and Greet A County Candidate meet and greet will be at Bethel Springs Civic Center Pavilion Saturday, May 26 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet Ronnie Brooks, Candidate for country mayor. There will be Gospel singers, and music by several local groups. Free hot dogs and

• Democrat Party The McNairy Co. Democrat Party will meet Friday, May 25 at 6 May 23 p.m. at the headquarters. The 7th • Buford Pusser Festival Please join us for the 24th district will be serving pizza and Annual Sheriff Buford Pusser desserts for dinner. We encourage Artistry 1905 members to come and bring Festival. TheHandcrafted CarnivalGlass begins onSince our


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they again made the trip from Hornsby to tell Daniel how to do his job. They would sit outside of the store and all day give Daniel advice. Daniel said I lost so much money because everyday he had to take them to lunch and when it was time to go, Mr. George would help Ms. Eva load up everything she wanted from the garden center. Since Daniel worked there, they could help themselves. So Daniel would have to pay for whatever they took home that day. Being around all the flowers started to bother Mr. George’s allergies, so Daniel called his sister and asked what kind of medicine to give his dad. She advised him to buy som Alka Seltzer sinus. He did and since he was working, he gave them to his aunt Eva to give to his dad. He said she was a home health nurse, so I thought she could handle that. He said a little later I heard aunt Eva screaming for him, wanting to know what in the world he was trying to do, kill Mr. George.? He said I looked over to see what had happened. Now, if you have seen the commercial, pop, pop fizz, fizz, you know that is exactly what happens when you place one of these lovely tablets in a glass of water. Ms. Eva, thinking it was a pill, gave it to Mr. George, followed by a glass of water. Mr. George said, “the first one went down okay, but the next one kind of got hung in my throat.” Well, I am here to tell you, I was having one of those busy days but God always knows what I need. We laughed at Mr. George, Ms. Eva and Daniel until we could not laugh anymore. These two great people are a pleasure to know and I thank them both for letting me tell their stories. To Mr. Daniel, thank you so much for sharing. Isn’t God good? Until next time.





• McNairy Historical Society meeting The McNairy County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the McConnico Library. Guest speaker will be Kenneth Hawkins, who will reminisce on his coaching days at Selmer High. Free to the public and refreshments will be $ served. 00

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he saw, by this time, the referee was also on the ground. He said, “I saw someone pull him out of the ring onto the floor.” He looked to see who, and it was his dad, Mr. George. He said, “I had my hands full that day.” After the match, he took Mr. George and aunt Eva to eat at the Huddle House and guess who came in? Jerry “The King” and Bill Dundee. He said they sat and ate with them and what a great time that was. He went on to tell me that Mr. George and Ms. Eva got really interested in a murder case that was being held in our town at that present time, so every day at 9 a.m., they came from Hornsby to Selmer to listen to the case. Now, this was a very popular case and it had newspapers from all over the world coming to cover the case. Someone asked who they were since they were present every day for the trial. Ms. Eva told them they were concerned senior citizens. Well, somehow that got translated into them being “Senior Reporters”. So everyday, as the press was escorted into the court room, guess who the first two that were seated? Mr. George and Ms. Eva. Ms. Eva told Daniel, “they sure was nice to us, they sat us first on the front row and they would bring us snacks. They didn’t even make us serve ourselves. They brought us sandwiches, a Coke and whatever else we wanted in the way of refreshments.” Mr. George said, “they sure did get tired, so they brought me a cushion for my chair.” Now this went on for several days so the concerned senior citizens had a front row view of the case. Daniel went to work in a local department store in the garden center. By this time, the murder case was over, so Mr. George and Ms. Eva decided Daniel needed some help. Every day at 9 a.m.,


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Time Capsule If you talk to a person raising kids during that time, they will probably tell you it was a There use to be a site I better time. It was hard times would visit on the internet for many, but they all knew called Marie Time Capsule. how to work together to raise You type in a date, and you their kids and keep them could find out the history of clothed and fed. I rememthe day, the top music during ber hearing stories about how one neighbor that time, and much raised chickens for more. I am not sure eggs and rabbits for this site is still availfood. Many walked able, but I did print off to work or school. the year I was born and Some didn't have the years my kids were the luxury of elecborn. This is what I tricity or running found in the year 1957. water in the house, If you were born in 1957, your parents Laura Specie much less a bathroom in their home. might have listened to the Milwaukee Braves beat- Imagine kids of our day having the New York Yankees 4-3 ing to deal without such in the 53rd World Series. The things. Many didn't have TV’s top songs were “Young Love” . To watch such shows as The by Tab Hunter and “Wake Real McCoys, Cheyenne, and Up, Little Susie” by the Ever- Have Gun Will Travel would ly Brothers. Elvis Presley had have been a great treat. Even three top songs that year with if it was in black and white. “All Shook Up,” “Jailhouse The top toys of that time Rock,” and “Teddy Bear.” were the Frisbee and Tonka Also, Sam Cooke had “You Trucks. Some of us might Send Me.” Jimmie Rodgers have looked at our parents had a hit with “Honeycomb,” and rolled our eyes when just to name a few. In 1957, they complained about the the price of bread was just music they were listening to. nineteen cents a loaf, milk I think every generation has was a dollar and the stamp that. In the fifty's it was Elvis. was just three cents. Cars ran Yes, the 1950s was certainly a around $2,100.00. Gas was different time. A time when just thirty-one cents a gallon. teens collected soda bottles You could buy a home for for gas money and a movie. just $18,000. Minimum wage If the site is still there, go was just $1 an hour. My, how visit it. There you will learn times have changed. Now, what was going on. Who was President you can't touch a car for un- President/Vice der what the cost of a house during that time? Dwight D. use to be at one time, and the Eisenhower and Richard M. price of gas, well, it creeps Nixon. ever so close to that $4 mark. Columnist

One Moore Novel: The Copper Beech By Molly Moore

There are several colorful characters, but some of my favorites were the priest, In a rural Irish village there the childless schoolteachers, is a beech tree in front of a and Maura the single mothThe author describes schoolhouse. This tree has er. each with grand seen many children detail- some from learn and grow beneath birth to adulthood, its branches. Most along with their failof the students have ures and successes. carved their names There is no one left into this tree, along short-changed. with true loves, hopes, If fast-paced is and dreams. The what you cravenames carved here are Molly Moore throw this one back. the characters Maeve Binchy’s novels are Binchy uses in this novel about ordinary people with heartwarming and cozy; her extraordinary lives. The Cop- works simply feel like home, per Beech is a comforting nov- even though we are thouel, full of simple, loveable (and sands of miles from Ireland. The Copper Beech is one of my not-so-loveable) characters. Binchy is a truly talented favorites from this Irish austoryteller. The characters thor. She easily captures the she introduces to the read- true spirit and hidden secrets er are ordinary, small-town of small town life. After all, people with interesting lives, we all know small town life is and she braids their stories anything but dullsville. together seamlessly. Even though there are several storylines throughout this novel, following the characters is not a chore. In fact, the chapters The Copper Beech are written in a way that each 400 pages character gives us a personal Publisher: Dell view of the town and the peoCopyright: 1992 ple in it. Columnist

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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.

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Volume 110, Number 01, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mcnairy voices Are you going on vacation this year? If so, where?

Debra Smith (McNairy):

Sue Ray (Selmer):

“Yes, the Tennessee River.”

“Not right now. Not that I know of.”

Roy Newton (Bethel Springs): No, I doubt it very seriously.”

Barbara Fowler (Ramer):

Brandy Strayhorne (Selmer):

Johnny Reynolds (Selmer):


“Yes. We’re going to Orlando, Fla.”

“Not at the moment.”

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 and express your opinion on our related online poll.

Letter to the editor

Bethel’s gray cloud may have silver lining after all Could this be another reason for the mess in Bethel Springs? I attended the monthly meeting of the Bethel Springs Mayor and Board of Aldermen on May 7, 2012. I made the mistake of asking Alderman Bobby Gray how much his sewer and water bill was at his furniture store on Main Street in Bethel Springs. I got a severe tongue-lashing from the senior alderman. I was talked to in a very unprofessional manner, I was told that I was a troublemaker and all I wanted to do was start trouble, and finally, was told to shut my mouth and get out of the meeting. There was fairly large crowd at the meeting, and Alderman Gray used some bad language. There is a video of the meeting that you can view online at the Independent Appeal website. It seems that Alderman Gray has been operating a used furniture store on Main St. in Bethel for several years, but he does not pay a water, sewer or garbage bill. In fact, he does not even get a bill. His reason for

not paying was, and I quote, “I ain’t got a bathroom, and you don’t have to pay if you ain’t got a bathroom.” The mayor and all the aldermen were present at the meeting, not a single one said a word. They did not correct the statement or dispute what he said in any way. So do you suppose he was right? The clerk said that Gray’s business is not hooked to any water source, therefore, he does not have a water or sewer bill. I respectfully disagree with Gray’s statement that he did not have a bathroom and the clerk’s statement that he was not hooked up to any water source. Here is why I disagree. I ran a store in the same building about 7 or 8 years ago, and I know for a fact that there was a bathroom in the building at that time. In fact, the bathroom had just been remodeled and made bigger, all new fixtures and new water heater was installed. I have not been in the store in a while, but there certainly was a bathroom there when I ran it. You know, one possibility is that since we

don’t have a police department, someone may have stolen the bathroom. So if someone tries to sell you a used bathroom, you might call Alderman Gray. As for the statement about the building not being connected to the water system, the building was one of the first buildings to get city water in 1962, though I don’t blame the clerk for this statement, because she uses the information that is given her. That meter has been connected for 50 years, but it really does not matter if you are connected or not. If the water or sewer line goes by your house, you will get a bill just the same. My water has been turned off for two years and my bill is $1,304.50. One other citizen and I settled up with the town clerk about 16 months ago, and we paid all we owed. Alderman gray was supposed to pay his deposit then also. If he did and started paying, he should not owe anything. Otherwise, he owes the same amount as myself and Ray Hickman. But as it stands now, Jackie Miller,

$1,304.50. Ray Hickman, $982. Bobby Gray, $0. But, you know, there may be some justice in this after all. Remember the ordinance that was passed in September, 2011 to pursue legal action against the citizens that won’t pay their water and sewer bill and have tampered with the meters? The bill that Alderman Gray voted “yes” on and it passed. In January, 2012, concerning the same ordinance, Mayor Cox made the statement in the Independent Appeal that the penalty for violation of the ordinance was a fine up to $10,000 and carried a sentence of 2 to 12 years and was a class F felony. So, Alderman Gray, because he was violated this ordinance by not paying his water and sewer bill may have unwittingly voted to pursue legal action against himself. So the gray cloud hanging over Bethel Springs may have a silver lining after all. Jackie Miller Former mayor of Bethel Springs

doodles The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. -Randy Vader Make sure to thank a veteran this Memorial Day!

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 • 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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Carol Jane Cima

Montie Owens

Billy Pickle

Carol Jane Cima of Adamsville, TN was born August 27, 1943 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of the late Elfy and Jewell Barnes Dennie. She departed this life on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at her home in Adamsville at the age of 68 years, 8 months, 18 days. Carol was united in marriage to Louis Cima on December 27, 1972. She was employed in the McNairy County School System in the positions of assistant principal, teacher, and secretary. She was an avid reader, a yard sale enthusiast, and a loyal friend. She loved to travel, listen to Elvis, and drink a good glass of Merlot. Carol will be missed by many. She is survived by her husband Louis Cima of Adamsville, TN; two sons, Jay Dickey and wife, Mitzi of Adamsville, TN, Dennie Cima and wife Tiffany of Adamsville, TN; four grandchildren, Mary Jane Dickey and husband B. J. Gibbs of Memphis, TN, Abby Louise Dickey of Adamsville, TN, Mollena Jewel Cima of Adamsville, TN, Tillie Jean Cima of Adamsville, TN; a sister, Jean Hopkins and husband Rudolph of Bethel Springs , TN; two brothers, James Dennie and wife Linda of Bethel Springs, TN, Davy Dennie and wife Bettie of Bethel Springs, TN. A host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The Cima family will have a public visitation and celebration of Carol’s life on Saturday May 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville. There will be no public service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Imagination Library, P.O. Box 391, Selmer, TN 38375 or charity of donor’s choice.

Montie Owens was born November 25, 1955 in Selmer, TN, the son of the late Johnnie and Alline Williams Owens. He was united in marriage to Theresa Devine on November 27, 1976. Mr. Owens was a self employed carpenter, specializing in home remodeling and home repair. Some of Montie’s favorite past times were working on cars, training dogs, eating and sleeping, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Owens departed this life on May 18, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 56 years, 5 months, 23 days. He is survived by his wife, Theresa (Devine) Owens of Ramer, TN; a son, Jason Owens of Ramer, TN; two grandchildren, Hanna Draganowski and Nancy Draganowski both of Selmer, TN; a brother, Leslie Owens of Selmer, TN; three sister-in laws Marcia Devine, Cynthia Francis and husband Doug, Noreen Hooks and husband Marc, one brother-in law , James Devine and wife Cathy all of Chicago Illinois along with a host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Owens was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather (Owens) Draganowski. There will be no public service.

Billy Pickle was born November 7, 1932 in McNairy County, TN, the son of the late Irvin and Ruth Brush Pickle. He was united in marriage to Durell Forsythe. Mr. Pickle was retired from the City of Selmer, where he worked with the Street and Sanitation Department. He loved airplanes and flying, and was a faithful member of Life Tabernacle in Selmer. Mr. Pickle departed this life on May 2, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 79 years, 5 months, 25 days. He is survived by his wife Durell (Forsythe) Pickle of Selmer, TN; a sister, Peggy Griffin of Selmer, TN; four brothers: Bobby Pickle and wife Patsy of Selmer, TN, Tommy Pickle of Selmer, TN, Johnny Pickle and wife Donna of Bethel Springs, TN, Jackie Pickle and wife Erin of Bethel Springs, TN; and many extended family and friends. Services were held on May 6, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Thomas Davis officiating. Burial was in the Moore’s Schoolhouse Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Pickle may be made to Life Tabernacle in Selmer, TN.

John Bryan (Jay) Dickey John Bryan (Jay) Dickey was born July 9, 1968 in Jackson, TN, the son of the late Joe Newell Dickey and Carol Jane Dennie Dickey Cima. He was united in marriage to Mitzi Guest on December 20, 1986. Jay was a self-employed entrepreneur with many different interests. He loved classic cars, playing golf, and researching trivia so he could beat his family and friends at Trivial Pursuit. Jay loved animals and enjoyed spending time with his two dogs, Sophie and Brutus. Mr. Dickey departed this life on May 17, 2012 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 43 years, 10 months, 8 days. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mitzi (Guest) Dickey of Adamsville, TN; two daughters, Mary Jane Dickey and husband B. J. Gibbs of Memphis, TN and Abby Louise Dickey of Adamsville, TN; his step-father, Louis Cima of Adamsville, TN; a brother, Dennie Cima and wife Tiffany of Adamsville, TN; and many extended family and friends. The Dickey family will have a public visitation and celebration of Jay’s life on Saturday May 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville. There will be no public service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Larron King Larron King was born December 16, 1962 in McNairy County, TN, the son of Shirlene Goolsby and the late Preston E. King. Larron was a 1981 graduate of McNairy Central High School. On August 8, 1982, he married the love of his life, Anita Smith. In February of 2000, Larron and Anita founded Lauren King Ministries, which became affiliated with Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Larron was extremely committed to this work. He was a devoted father and husband, and a dedicated worker with church youth groups for many years. He was a member of Moore’s Schoolhouse Full Gospel Fellowship Church. In 2009, Larron was named McNairy County’s “Citizen of the Year.” He has also received Shelby County’s “Shining Star Award” for volunteer service, and Lauren King Ministries has been named “Volunteer Group of the Year” by Ronald McDonald House. In his free time, Larron loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his son, Wes. Mr. King departed this life on May 14, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 49 years, 4 months, 28 days. He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Anita (Smith) King of Selmer, TN; a son, Wes King of Selmer, TN; his mother, Shirlene Goolsby King of Pocahontas, TN; two sisters, Sharon Hart and husband Larry of Selmer, TN and Sheila Henry and husband Joey of Corinth, MS; in-laws James E. (Shorty) and Freddie Smith of Ramer, TN; three sisters-in-law: Judy Kirk and husband Roger of Ramer, TN; Vickie Lyles and husband Jimmy of Ramer, TN; and Betty Caldwell of Corinth, MS; a brother-in-law, Mike Smith and wife Janie of Ramer, TN; several nieces and nephews; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his father, Mr. King was preceded in death by a daughter, Lauren Elizabeth King; paternal grandparents D. M. and Mittie Atkinson King; and maternal grandparents Roy Milton and Vestie Locke Goolsby. Services were held on May 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Selmer, Tennessee, with David Paseur officiating. Burial followed in the McCalips Chapel Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Kenneth N. Moss Mr. Kenneth N. Moss departed this life Monday, May 14, 2012 at Memphis Veteran’s Hospital at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brody & Audra Moss; two brothers, Ray Moss & Joe D. Moss; and two sisters, Eloise Tate and Olivia Moss. He is survived by his two sons, Tim & Malinda Reynolds of Eldon, MO, and Nick & Sue Moss of Caruthersville, MO; his daughter, Laura Jourden of Dyersburg, TN; two stepchildren, Neal Coke of Columbia, TN and Judy Marudas of Mt Juliet, TN. He had twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He had one surviving sister, Judy & Jack McCormick of Nashville, TN. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He had many interests and accomplishments in his life. Some of those included: serving as an Army Ranger 101st Airborne Division and his 29 years as director of the service technicians at Aqua Glass Corp. He was retired from Aqua Glass Corporation in Adamville, Tennessee where he worked for over 30 years. He loved his job and the many life long friends that he met while working there, and was proud to be a part of that organization. He was a member of the Eastview Baptist Church in Eastview, Tennessee. Kenneth touched so many people and his positive impact will endure. He embraced life and loved spending time with family and friends. He was a great man that was loved by many. He was known as “Big Daddy” to those closest to him. He will truly be missed. Services were held on May 19, 2012 at 2:15 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville in Adamsville, Tennessee. There will be a private family memorial service at a later date. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior project. This was a charity near and dear to his heart.

Leonard Sweat Leonard Sweat was born June 16, 1926 in McNairy County, TN, the son of the late Ersie Terry and Alma Leonard Sweat. He was united in marriage to Willie Faye Williams on October 8, 1948. Mr. Sweat retired in 1974 from Brown Shoe Company in Selmer, where he worked as a machinist. Some of his hobbies were going to auctions,working on his John Deere tractor, gardening, telling jokes, playing pool (for which he won many trophies), eating, and taking naps. Mr. Sweat departed this life on May 17, 2012 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 85 years, 11 months, 1 day. He is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Willie Faye Sweat of Bethel Springs, TN; a son, William Terry Sweat and wife Phyllis of Tuscumbia, AL; two daughters, Linda Faye (Sweat) Shelby of Selmer, TN and Cookie Krecsmar and husband Skip of Blue Rock, OH; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Sweat; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two special friends, Lawrence Monroe and William Carlin; and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sweat was preceded in death by one son, Jerry T. Sweat; a son-in-law, Dwight Shelby; a brother, J. D. Sweat; and two sisters, Earline Kiestler and Dorothy Fritts. Services were held on May 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Dennis Moffett officiating. Burial followed in the Moore’s Schoolhouse Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Mildred Pettigrew Mildred Pettigrew was born October 24, 1916 in the Hickory Flat community of McNairy County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Albert S. and Hattie Majors Williams. She was united in marriage to James B. Pettigrew on September 6, 1934. Mr. Pettigrew preceded her in death on August 31, 1991. Mrs. Pettigrew lived most of her life in Adamsville, Tennessee. She graduated in 1934 from Adamsville High school. Throughout her life, she had many accomplishments: a beautician, first lady commissioner for the City of Adamsville, co-owner/operator of Pettigrew Ford from 1946 - 2002, owner of Adamsville Auto parts for several years, and co-owner of PettigrewChandler construction company for over 30 years. She had many hobbies: traveling in the States and abroad, collecting antiques, the restoration project of “Mama Hattie’s House,” and her latest passion, painting. She was a member of the First United Methodist church for over 60 years, sung in the choir for over 50 years and was the “official bellringer.” Mrs. Pettigrew departed this life on May 15, 2012 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 95 years, 6 months, 21 days. She is survived by a son, Jimmy Max Pettigrew and wife Kaye of Adamsville, TN; a sister, Jo Ann Small of Humboldt, TN; four grandchildren, Kip Pettigrew of Adamsville, TN, Kacy Pettigrew and wife Angela of Adamsville, TN, Melanie Dabbs of Memphis, TN, Melia Pettigrew of Nashville, TN; three great grandchildren, Eden Dabbs, Lennox Pettigrew, and Hannah Isbell; host of extended family and many friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Pettigrew was preceded in death by a son, Joe Wain Pettigrew and a brother, James Williams. Services were held on May 17, 2012 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Bob Smith, Rev. Dr. Toni G. Watson, Steven Callicoat officiating. Burial followed in the Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

SUNRISE by David Coy

Losing a Sibling I recently met an individual who shared with me their struggle in learning to accept the reality of their loss of a sibling. As a parent I know it is easy for me to overlook the fact that children grieve also. As we struggle learning to adjust to our own loss, we may not realize that our children are hurting also. Children who are in the midst of a dysfunctional family system may also be suspect to emotional problems following the traumatic event. Symptoms may be seen to develop immediately in various activities of their life as in school or in their interactions with family members that are glaringly different from their previous pattern of behavior. Whether children are identified early or late that they are struggling to balance their own grief with their daily life, it is important to acknowledge their journey. This is not the time to ignore their needs because we have our own. It is better for families to grieve together, as a single unit, not as separate individual entities. There is truth to the adage, ‘strength in numbers.’ Each will gain strength from knowing they are not alone in their travel with grief. Additionally, children learn from what they see from their adult role models. What are we teaching them from our pattern of behavior? When a sibling is lost from a sudden unexpected separation, this naturally will be a greater trauma to the survivor and their reaction will depend upon their age, ethnic customs, religious beliefs, their relationship to their loss, their emotional development, and their relationship to their support system around them. A strong active relationship with Jehovah will be of further immense help (2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Psalm 23:4; 119:50). Thus a combined intimate relationship with family and God will affect good success as you apply their support as pillars of strength as you journey with grief. This is Sunrise.

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2012 Cardinal Baseball Awards Banquet, See 2B

Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 100 years

Volume 110, Number 01, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

B Section

Staff Photo by Christen Coulon

Matt Chandler glances back to the plate after his successful suicide squeeze attempt to see Justin Roberts sliding home safely while Bobcat head coach Brian Franks follows to celebrate McNairy Central’s first-ever state tournament berth last Friday with their 3-2 victory over Fairley High School of Memphis, Tenn.

McNairy Central squeezes out monumental victory over Fairley in Class AA Sectionals By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

After claiming their first-ever Region 7-AA Championship with a 8-6 win over Covington last Wednesday, the McNairy Central Bobcats continued rewriting the record books by punching the school’s first-ever ticket to the BlueCross Spring Fling Class AA Baseball State Tournament in Mufreesboro, Tenn. A suicide squeeze play in the bottom of the seventh solidified a dramatic 3-2 victory over Fairley High School that had fans at the edges of their seats biting whatever finger nails they had left. Head coach Brian Franks was so excited after the contest that he could barely find words to describe how he was feeling. All he could muster moments after the win was, “I’m just really proud of these guys.” Staff Photo by Christen Coulon

Craig Mullins douses his head coach, Brian Franks, with water while his family avoids the splash after the Bobcats’ win over the Fairley Bulldogs in the Class AA Sectionals last Friday at McNairy Central High School.

McNairy Central- 3 Memphis Fairley- 2

Blake Chandler had thrown seven innings of six-hit baseball while holding the

Bulldogs to just two runs before his younger brother, sophomore Matt Chandler, stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh and dropped a suicide squeeze down that brought the winning run home and sent the Bobcats to the state tournament. With Justin Roberts on third and Jonathan Nixon on second, Matt Chandler peered down to Franks and got the sign. It was the gutsiest call of the day for the coach. On an 0-2 pitch, Chandler squared to bunt while Roberts sped down the base path. A cloud of dust settled after his slide, and Roberts was called safe, sending the Bobcats into a celebratory frenzy. Franks, referring to the suicide squeeze said, “I didn’t care how many times I had to do it, I was going to get it done. Matt (Chandler) got it done. We got it done!” Blake Chandler earned his seventh victory of the season with the win over Fairley. The complete-game performance was his sixth of the year, and his 11 strikeouts against the Bulldogs leaves him just eight shy of 100 in his senior campaign.

“He’s 7-3 now,” said Franks about his senior starting pitcher. “I thought he threw well today. I didn’t think he had his best stuff, but I thought he threw well, and the guys played really well behind him. They never quit. There’s no quit in this team, and I love it. We’re peaking at the right time.” The game began slowly, but remained intense throughout as the first three innings went scoreless. A one-out double after a lead off walk and stolen base by the Bulldogs put the game’s first run on the board and gave Fairley a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. “We were a little frustrated and a little disappointed that we didn’t do a better job hitting, but hats off to Fairley,” Franks said about the Bulldogs. “They came and played an excellent game. That’s a good ball team...I knew we were in for a dogfight when the game started.” The Bobcats answered right back in the bottom of the fourth. Dakota Roden and Austin Gafford got on with singles. Franks made

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County pulls together for King benefit By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

The Larron King Memorial Tournament was held last Saturday in Adamsville and Selmer and featured softball and baseball teams with proceeds directed to the Larron King Family. Last week, King’s funeral and visitation ceremonies were held. The day after, the tournament was held on the 16th anniversary of his one-year-old daughter, Lauren’s death, which fell on Mother’s Day of that year. “We were able to not only have a great day of baseball and softball,” said local sponsor and longtime friend, Chris Whitten, “but we were able to spread the word about Larron and what an impact he had on the community and people from all over the world.” Josh Gray, President of the Selmer Dixie Youth, and Bubba Martin, Director of Adamsville Parks and Recreation, organized the teams and workers at each location along with the help of Keith McDaniel and Mike Maness. Holding both softball and baseball tournaments allowed both boys and girls to participate in the event. “Wes (King), Larron’s son, threw out the first pitch at the Dixie Youth Park,” said Whitten, “and brother-inlaw, Roger Kirk caught the pitch from Wes. Anita came down and watched Wes throw the first pitch. Three of Larron’s nieces, Lani Coats, Kayla Hart, and Jourdan Kirk, threw out the first pitch at Adamsville, because all three

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

ISR Group’s Matt Cronise stares down a drive on the first hole at Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville during the MRA Open last Friday. Photo Courtesy of Tee Hutton

Larron King’s nieces, Kayla Hart, Lani Coats, and Jourdan Kirk throw out the ceremonial first-pitch at the Larron King Memorial Tournament at Adamsville City Park last Saturday. of them used to play softball.” Baseball tournaments were played at the Selmer Park, featuring 6-8-yearolds athletes and softball was held in Adamsville, which featured several age groups from 8-year-old and under to 11-14-year-olds. “We were able to continue to spread the word about him and his works,” said Whitten. “We hope the Lauren King Ministry will continue to operate at the Ronald McDonald House.” Whitten has several events lined up to help the family as they struggle

with their loss of income and incoming medical bills. On June 23, there will be a community event held at Michie Elementary School, which will feature a spaghetti supper, gospel singing, cake walks, and silent auctions. Later on, the team has plans to schedule a golf tournament, and a horse show is scheduled for Sept. 15 in Adamsville. On top of all the generous acts and the wonderful things Larron and his family did during his lifetime, he is still able to bring people together to do good deeds, even in the afterlife.

Local businesses link-up at MRA Open By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Over 20 teams made up of local business leaders and employees got together on a beautiful, late spring afternoon last Friday at Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville for the McNairy Regional Alliance Open, also known as the McNairy County Spring Classic Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament. The event took place during Industry Appreciation Week, and Chris Combs, President of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, said it was an ideal afternoon for golf. “It’s a beautiful day. You couldn’t ask for a better day,” he said. “Eighty degrees, sunny, mild’s nice.” While beautiful weather accompanied the day’s events, the purpose was not solely to enjoy sunny skies while hitting the links. “We always want (the event) to grow, but there are a couple of reasons that we (put

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Cardinal Baseball Awards Banquet 2012

2012 Adamsville Cardinal Baseball Statistics Triples Drew Griswell- 2 Jacob Wallis- 1 Josh Burks- 1


5-Year Letterman: Drew Griswell, Hunter McSwain, Kasey Hurley

4-Year Letterman: John Reed Odom, Jalen Kendall, Josh Burks, Josh Chappell

All-District 15-A: Drew Griswell, Kasey Hurley, Jalen Kendall, Josh Chappell, Montell Johnson, Jacob Wallis

Most Valuable Player: Jacob Wallis

Pitcher of the Year: Montell Johnson

Batting Average (Min. 10AB) Jacob Wallis- .402 Josh Chappell- .347 Jalen Kendall- .333 Kasey Hurley- .325 John Reed Odom- .287 Hunter McSwain- .277 Drew Griswell- .257 Alex McSwain- .200 Josh Burks- .158 Montell Johnson- .149 Dustin Neill- .133

Runs Batted In Josh Chappell- 33 Jalen Kendall- 33 Drew Griswell- 26 Jacob Wallis- 25 John Reed Odom- 18 Hunter McSwain- 15 Montell Johnson- 12 Kasey Hurley- 11 Josh Burks- 10 Dustin Neil- 2 Alex McSwain- 1

3-Year Letterman: Jacob Wallis, Alex Rookie of the Year: Peyton Surratt McSwain

Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Josh Chappell, Jacob Wallis

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: John Reed Odom, Hunter McSwain

Home Runs Josh Chappell- 10 Drew Griswell- 4 Jalen Kendall- 3 John Reed Odom- 3 Jacob Wallis- 3 Kasey Hurley- 2

On-Base Percentage (Min. 10AB) Jacob Wallis- .533 Josh Chappell- .524 Hunter McSwain- .467 Alex McSwain- .455 John Reed Odom- .449 Drew Griswell- .445 Jalen Kendall- .444 Kasey Hurley- .439 Montell Johnson- .415 Josh Burks- .314 Dustin Neill- .250 Hits Jacob Wallis- 41 Jalen Kendall- 38 Kasey Hurley- 37 Josh Chappell- 33 Hunter McSwain- 28 Drew Griswell- 27 John Reed Odom- 27 Josh Burks- 15 Montell Johnson- 11 Alex McSwain- 2 Dustin Neill- 2

Doubles Jacob Wallis- 13 John Reed Odom- 6 Montell Johnson- 3 Hunter McSwain- 3 Josh Chappell- 4 Jalen Kendall- 7 Kasey Hurley- 4 Drew Griswell- 6 Josh Burks- 4

Jalen Kendall- 4.05 Josh Chappell- 4.52 Trevor Griffin- 5.60 Josh Burks- 7.37 Jacob Wallis- 10.50 Strikeouts Montell Johnson- 63 Drew Griswell- 51 Kasey Hurley- 42 Jalen Kendall- 39 Josh Burks- 18 Josh Chappell- 9 Jacob Wallis- 8

Runs Kasey Hurley- 34 Jalen Kendall- 31 Jacob Wallis- 27 John Reed Odom- 23 Josh Chappell- 22 Drew Griswell- 18 Hunter McSwain- 15 Dustin Neill- 13 Onri Damron- 12 Josh Burks- 10 Montell Johnson- 4 Alex McSwain- 2

Walks Allowed Trevor Griffin- 3 Josh Chappell- 5 Jacob Wallis- 8 Josh Burks- 13 Drew Griswell- 22 Kasey Hurley- 28 Montell Johnson- 28 Jalen Kendall- 38 Hits Allowed Trevor Griffin- 6 Josh Chappell- 11 Jacob Wallis- 11 Jalen Kendall- 16 Josh Burks- 25 Kasey Hurley- 37 Montell Johnson- 41 Drew Griswell- 55

Stolen Bases Kasey Hurley- 17 Jalen Kendall- 16 Hunter McSwain- 12 John Reed Odom- 12 Jacob Wallis- 12 Montell Johnson- 7 Dustin Neill- 5 Drew Griswell- 4 Josh Burks- 4 Josh Chappell- 3

Innings Pitched Drew Griswell- 53 Kasey Hurley- 49 2/3 Montell Johnson- 47 Jalen Kendall- 31 1/3 Josh Burks- 19 Jacob Wallis- 8 Josh Chappell- 6 2/3 Trevor Griffin- 5 Peyton Surratt- 3 2/3

Walks Josh Chappell- 25 Montell Johnson- 16 John Reed Odom- 13 Kasey Hurley- 10 Hunter McSwain- 10 Drew Griswell- 9 Jacob Wallis- 7 Jalen Kendall- 6 Josh Burks- 4

Milestones Approached: • Jacob Wallis: .402 Batting Average


(.400 Club) • Jalen Kendall: .344 Batting Average

Wins Montell Johnson- 7 Kasey Hurley- 3 Josh Burks- 2 Drew Griswell- 2 Jalen Kendall- 2 Josh Chappell- 1 Peyton Surratt- 1

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sports briefs Tigers suffer power outage in Class AAA Sectionals Only a win away from going to the state tournament, the Hardin County Tigers trailed 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth against Germantown last Friday night in the Class AAA Sectionals before the lights, literally, went out. The game was suspended by TSSAA officials due to three power outages during the game. Play was resumed last Saturday afternoon at Savannah City Park, and Hardin County fell 8-5 to the Red Devils, ending their season with a 24-14 record overall. Bobcat Baseball Tryout The McNairy Central Bobcat Baseball Team will hold a tryout on May 28 for all incoming freshman, returning players, and any other individuals interested in playing. The tryout will begin at 6:30 p.m. at MCHS. Fast-pitch Softball Tourney The Thunder Summer Showdown girls’ fast-pitch softball tournament will be June 15-17 at the Pontotoc Ridge Sportsplex in Pontotoc, Miss. Entry

fee for 8-and-under teams is $125 and for 10-and-under, 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams is $225. Teams will be guaranteed four games. For information, call Kelly Guin at (662) 8910314, Jerry Lane at (662) 316-5925 or Ken Butler at (662) 488-1185. June Bash Softball Tourney The June Bash Softball Tournament for Men’s Class D&E Softball will take place on June 9 at Adamsville City Park. They will accept the first 12 teams that enter, and registration costs $130. There will be trophies for the top three finishers. For more information, contact David (Hollywood) Rainey at (731) 925-4578. Cardinal Basketball Summer Hoops Camp The Adamsville Cardinal Basketball Program will host a summer basketball camp June 11-14th for boys and girls (K-8th grade). Camp for the younger group will be held from 8-11 a.m. Older campers will meet from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The camp will cover individual offensive and de-

fensive skills, ball handling, passing, and shooting. Campers will also receive instructional take-home material to better their game. Registration fees are $25, and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on June 11th for Kindergarten-4th grade campers, and 12 p.m. for campers in 5th-8th Grade. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt, and concessions will be made available. Bobcat/Lady Bobcat Basketball Camps The McNairy Central Bobcat and Lady Bobcat Basketball Programs will host a summer basketball camp in June. Lady Bobcat Basketball Camp will run from June 11-13th. For girls grades 3rd-5th, camp will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. For girls grades 6th-8th, camp will run from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $45, and registration begins the first day of camp. Jr. Bobcat Basketball Camp is open to 4th-8th grade boys and will run June 18-19th from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $25, and registration begins the first day of camp. For more information, contact

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his first gutsy call of the day by putting on a double steal. It was successful. With runners now on second and third, Craig Mullins rocketed a single to left that scored both and put MCHS up 2-1. Blake Chandler struck the first two batters out in the top of the fifth, but a twoout bunt single gave the Bulldogs life in the inning. Fairley stole second and then third while Chandler walked the next batter, leaving the defense to deal with runners on first and third before a double drove in the tying run, knotting the score 2-2. The Cats struggled to get the bats going in the fifth and sixth, but Chandler was money, retiring the side in the sixth and seventh innings, opening the door for the most memorable win in McNairy Central Baseball history.

on the tournament)” said Combs. “One is so all the businesses can network and become more familiar with each other...The other thing we want to do is raise money to improve tourism and industry development in our area.” Director of Chamber Programs, Russell Ingle, agreed and stressed the importance of local businesses networking with one another. “The big thing for me is the networking,” said Ingle. “There’s a lot of people paired-up out here today, having a good time together, becoming good friends that normally don’t work together or see each other but may be just across the street. With that in mind, it’s a good thing.” Ingle went on to say, “every issue, every problem has the potential to be solved when we get together and network. Whether it’s over a golf game, a board room table, or through a leadership opportunity...just taking advantage of those networking, educational moments so we can begin to see outside of our normal view of things. We see the needs, and we see all these other opportunities out there. I love things like this.” The event also helps to fund chamber programs like youth and adult leadership amongst other things, according to Ingle, and is an opportunity for MRA to give back to businesses that mean a lot to the community because of their generosity and their charitable works as well. “(Businesses) not only employ people, they’re very philanthropic. They give back to the community in so many ways,” said Ingle. “So it’s an opportunity for us to just say “thank you.’” Prizes were donated by numerous businesses across the county, and there were even money proceeds divvied out to team winners. The first flight winners were Jason Griffin’s Bank of McNairy County team, and Chad Moore’s MRA Team 1 were the victors in the second flight. The four-man teams played one 18-hole round, in which each hole was sponsored by at least one local business. The event’s corporate sponsors were SMC Recycling, General Electric, and McNairy Regional Hospital. Several businesses sponsored the longest drive and the closest to the pin contests, and MRH sponsored a putting contest. BancorpSouth provided hamburgers for lunch, and they were cooked by the bank’s Branch President, Earl Johnson. Soft drinks and chips rounded out the lunch and were donated by numerous local businesses, Combs said. According to Ray Scott, who runs Shiloh Golf Course, it was the largest tournament he had hosted all year. There will be a fall version of the tournament in Selmer at the Country Club that will provide another opportunity for businesses to link-up and once again begin networking in hopes that it will lead to growth in the community. “We’re all in it to try and improve the county and the area we live in,” Combs added.

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Box Score RHE FHS 0001100260 MCHS 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 9 0 (MCHS) Craig Mullins: 2-3, 2RBI, 2SB; Matt Chandler: 2-3, RBI; Austin Gafford: 2-3, R, 2SB; Dakota Roden: 2-3; Jonathan Nixon: 1-3, SB; Jacob Mullins: R, SB; Justin Roberts: R, SB; Brady Dancer: SB, 2BB

McNairy Central- 8 Covington- 6

Coming into the contest, the Bobcats had given up just three runs in their previous five games. The Chargers of Covington had scored 48 runs in their last five games, so something had to give. With senior Dakota Roden on the mound in the Region 7-AA title game, the Bobcats thought they had just what they needed to unplug the Charger’s recent power surge. They were right. For the ninth time in the 2012 season, Roden pitched all seven innings for McNairy Central. He fanned seven hitters and gave up only four runs to the hard hitting Covington squad. His performance earned him a 10-2 record on the year and gave his school it’s first-ever region championship. The milestone victory did not come without its share of adversity. Going into the bottom of the fifth, the Bobcats trailed 5-2 to Covington, but the team was once again galvanized by their fifth inning stretch tradition. When their dance was done and the love was gone, MCHS rallied to the tune of five runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 7-5 lead. Blake Chandler and Roden began the comeback by leading off the inning with back-to-back walks. Craig Mullins singled home his brother Jacob, who was courtesy running for Chandler, before Tyler Wells drew another walk that loaded the bases with just one out. Brady Dancer had been coming up big for the Cats of late and continued the trend when he stepped to the plate with the bas-

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Current and former Bobcats get together after McNairy Central’s first-ever Region 7-AA Championship last Wednesday night at MCHS. es juiced. Dancer blooped a single behind game-tying run at the plate, Roden ended the Charger first baseman in shallow right the game and brought home the region field, scoring a run and cutting the Coving- championship by striking out his 75th batter of the year. ton lead to 5-4. When the contest was over, the celJonathan Nixon drove the game-tying run in with a shot back up the middle that ebration began. Players, coaches, family left CHS players shaking their heads as members, former players, students and they watched their three-run lead dissolve fans congratulated each other on the field, in a matter of minutes, but the inning was concluding a memorable and historic night for the McNairy Central Baseball not over. Tyler Wells scored the go-ahead run Program. on a sacrifice-fly by Matt Chandler, and a R H E Marcus Nash single drove in Tyler Melton Box Score 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 06 13 03 and gave MCHS a 7-5 lead before the long CHS MCHS 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 08 13 03 inning ended. After cutting down the Chargers on the base paths for the second time in the eve- (MCHS) Brady Dancer: 3-4, RBI; Dakota Roden: ning, the Bobcats came to bat in the bot- 2-3, 2B, BB; Jonathan Nixon: 2-4, RBI; Matt tom of the sixth with their two-run lead Chandler: 1-2, RBI; Blake Chandler: 1-2, 2B, R; intact. Justin Roberts entered to courtesy Craig Mullins: 1-3, RBI, R, BB; Tyler Wells: 1-3, run after Roden doubled to lead off the in- 2R, BB; Austin Gafford: 1-4, RBI; Marcus Nash: ning. Austin Gafford took advantage of the 1-4, RBI; Jacob Mullins: R, SB; Tyler Melton: R runner in scoring position by singling Roberts home to give Central some more breathing room. With a three-run lead, Roden toed the rubber in the top of the seventh. For the first time all season a Bobcat opponent homered off the senior starting pitcher as the Chargers led off the inning with a bomb that cut the MCHS lead to 8-6. Not to be rattled, the Cats recorded two quick outs, but though the region crown was close enough for them to taste the victory, it was not yet theirs. Tense moments arose when the Chargers’ Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander two-out single to cen- While “Love is Gone” by David Guetta blares over the ter put the pressure P.A. system at MCHS, Jacob Mullins (2) and Marcus Nash back on MCHS. Still (1) get the Bobcats going against Covington during their unrattled with the fifth inning stretch dance ritual.

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Bobcats ink athletic scholarships

Chandler signs with Bethel Pollard signs with Jackson State

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Blake Chandler signed a baseball scholarship with Bethel University on May 15 before graduation and will begin playing for the Wildcats after the McNairy Central Bobcats finish their recordbreaking season. Before entering into the Class AA State Tournament, Chandler boasts a .355 batting average, .460 on base percentage, .527 slugging percentage, .942 fielding percentage, 16 runs scored, and 33 runs batted in. From the mound, he has thrown 92 strikeouts and has seven wins and one save.

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McNairy Central Senior Bobcat Rameil Pollard signed a letter of intent to play with the Jackson State Generals last Thursday beside his parents, Cherlene and Rashaun. Pollard joined the 1000-Point Club at MCHS along with his father after averaging 18.9 points per game in his senior year. Throughout his high school carreer, Pollard had a total of 1,303 points, 676 rebounds, 117 steals, 102 assists, and 66 blocks.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bobcat ‘Band of Brothers’ soon broken By Amanda Lowrance

play. In his final year at McNairy Central, Mullins while the Chandler and Dancer brothers matured leaders and they will be missed,” said parents Tim currently has a .274 batting average, .421 on-base within the Selmer Dixie Youth. and Sybil Dancer. “But the younger brothers will percentage, .340 slugging percentage, .986 fielding Later the brothers emerged from Ramer and be there to pick up and carry on.” percentage, 39 runs scored, and 27 runs batted in. Selmer to form the McNairy County Dixie Boys These players not only have a brotherly conThe McNairy Central Baseball Team has a “Craig has a very bright future ahead of him,” All-Star Team, which won the state championship nection but they have a history together outside strong band of brothers that have created a backsaid mother, Nicole Mullins. “He is very dedicated and moved on to compete in the 2009 World Series of their high school careers. The Dancer brothers bone for the Bobcats. and determined to succeed.” held in South Carolina. have played baseball with the Chandler brothers Advancing to the Class AA State Tournament Blake will pitch for the Wildcats of Bethel UniBaseball has also provided an outlet for the basically all of their lives, since they are cousins, this year for the first time and in the 43-year hisversity after high school on a baseball scholarship. families to travel, visit different states, and become and roughly seven years ago the group met up tory of the school, this MCHS team set the record Before state, he had a .355 batting average, .460 on more acquainted. with the Mullins brothers. for most wins in a season, and hopes to continue base percentage, .527 slugging percentage, .942 “My best memories are watching my sons both A baseball team is more than just the players building on it as their memorable season profielding percentage, 16 runs, and 33 runs batted in. winning State Championships while on different on the field. It is a family that does whatever is gresses. From the mound, he has thrown 92 strikeouts and teams,” said mother, Teresa Chandler. necessary to keep the team strong; this year the These players have connected this season has seven wins and one save. The many teams they have been apart of, the more than ever, which has resulted from the family Bobcats have been stronger than ever. Brady plans to attend the University of Tennestrips they have made, and the experiences they “Our best memories of the boys playing building on three sets of brothers: Craig and Jacob see at Martin, majoring in physical therapy. have shared over the past decade have baseball are of all the friends our kids have had Mullins, Blake and Matt Chandler, and Brady and “He would like to play ball at Martin and plans helped build what is today’s winning the opportunity to make,” said parents Randy Clay Dancer. on trying out for the team,” said mother Dancer. “I Bobcat Baseball Team. and Nicole Mullins. “We don’t go The oldest of these three sets of brothers have have always told Brady if he works hard All of the senior brothanywhere that they don’t know graduated and are going to the BlueCross Spring he can do anything he sets his mind to. ers that will soon move on someone, whether it is a player, Fling in Murfreesboro, Tenn. with diplomas in Brady is a versatile player. He can play plan to continue their a parent, or an umpire. Many hand. After leading a successful final season and first, second, third (base) and some baseball careers after friends have been made.” making MCHS history, this team will outfield.” high school. Each of these Bobcats had an early never be forgotten. How will their conOver the course of his senior season, Craig would like to major in start in baseball, beginning as young as nection be affected when the oldest of Dancer has a .219 batting average, .321 engineering or accounting and three years old, and have made baseball a the brothers are gone? on base percentage, .233 slugging perwould love to play baseball on major part of their lives, buildAge is a factor because these brothcentage, .923 fielding percentage, 7 runs, the next level but hasn’t been ing a devoted, close family ers have a short time frame between and 7 runs batted in. He’s also come on approached by a college just over the years. their birthdays. The Mullins strong toward the end of the year, going yet. He has been offered many “I have played against brothers have less than a 6-for-7 in the Region 7-AA Tournament. academic scholarships from them all my life,” said Jacob, year age difference, the Eight teams remain from across the schools such as the University the youngest of the Mullins Chandler brothers have state, and the Bobcats have gone undefeated of Memphis, the University of brothers. “The core of the team I have more than a year, and throughout the post-season, taking the District Tennessee, Freed-Hardeman played with will be gone and the people the Dancer brothers have 14-AA Championship and the Region 7-AA University, and the University coming up will have some tough more than two years of age differChampionship. of Tennessee at Martin as he shoes to fill. There will be no more ence between them. Separated The memories and statistics of these young graduated in the top ten of his ‘them.’” by such a close age difference, men do not begin to describe what their connecclass with a 4.0 GPA. The sets of brothers began the brothers are able relate tion is or how it has impacted the team. Baseball His role on the team has on opposite ends of the to life’s situations together, has become a routine and a way of life for these primarily been the catcher, and county, learning from two which makes it easier to families. It is in their blood. Once they he loves this position different programs. Through overcome and learn from Brady Dancer Craig Mullins move on, only the future will tell how these because of its imporRamer Dixie Youth, the Mullins Blake Chandler mistakes. brothers have made a difference. tance and because brothers grew and became very “There will be a bond missthe catcher has a part in every knowledgeable within the game of baseball, ing. These boys have been great Head Sports Writer

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The Michie 7 and 8-year-old Dixie Youth Baseball Team won the 4th Annual King of the Mountain Coach Pitch Tournament in Iuka, Miss. last Saturday. (Front) Aidan Klitzke, Bryson Terry, (Second Row) Vance Malone, Bryson Harris, Dylan Malone, Jacob Driskell, Cole Denton, (Third Row) Taylor Lumpkin, Colton Riggan, Layne Glenn, Shane Helton, (Back) Coaches Jeremy Glenn, David Terry, Nick Malone, Josh Malone, (Not Pictured) Wayne Lumpkin.

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Sheriff’s log

Tuesday, May 15 Alarm residence/business – Otis Payne Rd – 2:26 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 3:27 a.m. Theft of property – Industrial Drive – 9:00 a.m. Theft of property – Sulphur Springs Rd – 9:41 a.m. Harass phone calls – Industrial Park – 10:16 a.m. Traffic stop – North bound in Eastview – 10:37 a.m. Reckless driver – Hines Gin Rd – 1:40 p.m. Theft of property – 2:32 p.m. Animal control – Bob Williams Rd – 3:40 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 4:00 p.m. Forgery – Ramer Selmer Rd – 3:47 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 64 W – 5:22 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Chambers Store Rd – 7:17 p.m. Speak with an officer – Jimmie Ln – 8:46 p.m. Assault, already occurred – Wayne Elam Rd – 9:10 p.m. Welfare check – Ode Moore Rd – 9:20 p.m.

Area – 9:42 a.m. Serving warrant – Roosevelt Ln – 9:53 a.m. Vandalism – Bud Cleary Ln – 10:32 a.m. Speak with an officer – Wolfpen Rd – 11:48 a.m. Speak with an officer – Bud Cleary – 12:44 p.m. Traffic stop – Country Oasis – 2:08 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 2:16 p.m. Traffic stop – Dominoes – 2:23 p.m. Theft of property – Park St – 2:29 p.m. Theft of property – Connor Rd – 3:14 p.m. Welfare check – Hubb Gilcrest Rd – 3:46 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 4:50 p.m. Assist motorist – Old Stage Rd – 5:30 p.m. Serving warrant – W Pine – 6:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 6:23 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 6:34 p.m. Burglary – Capooth Rd – 6:40 p.m. Serving warrant – Dickey Rd – 7:49 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 7:50 p.m. Traffic stop – Hamburg Rd – 7:57 p.m. Public service – 8:12 p.m. Check of the area for illegal – Hwy 22 – 8:47 p.m. Traffic stop – Pleasant Site/ Hwy 57 – 9:16 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 E – 9:16 p.m. Traffic stop – Crossing Stateline – 9:37 p.m. Burglary – Mini Storage Michie – 9:47 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 – 10:09 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 – 11:11 p.m. Check of the area for illegal – 11:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 – 11:26 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16 Prowler – Thomas Dr – 1:03 a.m. Suicidal subject – New Bethel Rd – 1:36 a.m. Domestic in progress, verbal – Wayne Elam Rd – 7:44 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 7:48 a.m. Traffic stop – Wayne Elam Rd – 7:54 a.m. Suspicious activity – Dodd Ln – 8:55 a.m. Theft of property – Roosevelt Ln – 9:17 a.m. Public service – Chewalla

Thursday, May 17 Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 12:22 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 S – 3:27 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 6:43 a.m. Traffic stop – Peach St – 11:01 a.m. Theft of property – Odom Ave – 11:15 a.m. Vandalism – Bypass – 12:11 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Hines Gin Loop – 1:22 p.m. Traffic stop – New Delight –

Monday May 14 Theft of property – Industrial Park Rd – 8:53 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 10:35 a.m. Suspicious person – S Farmville Rd – 11:13 a.m. Theft of property – Hardin Graveyard – 6:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S - 6:58 p.m. Speak with an officer – Friendship Rd – 6:59 p.m. Unwanted subject – Wolfpen Rd – 7:37 p.m. Reckless driver – Sulphur Springs Rd – 8:15 p.m. Reckless driver – Mayflower – 8:47 p.m. Speak with an officer – ER – 10:39 p.m.


2:19 p.m. Assault – ER – 2:39 p.m. Traffic stop – Michie Pebble Hill – 3:19 p.m. Traffic stop – Falcon Rd – 3:41 p.m. Theft of property – Will Coln Rd – 3:53 p.m. Busy – Complex – 4:37 p.m. Public service – 5:09 p.m. Traffic stop – New Delite Rd – 5:48 p.m. Suspicious person – Hines Gin – 6:39 p.m. Assist Motorist – Markos Lott – 7:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 & Jim’s – 8:07 p.m. Public service – 8:34 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 142 W – 9:18 p.m. Traffic stop – Oxford Creek – 9:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 – 9:54 p.m. Traffic stop – New Hope Rd – 9:57 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 S – 10:05 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 – 10:29 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 – 10:46 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 11:10 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 – 11:19 p.m. Friday, May 18 Traffic stop - Hwy 22 S – 12:08 a.m. Suspicious person – Ramer Selmer Rd – 1:24 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Chamber store Rd – 7:18 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – Rose Creek Rd – 9:18 a.m. Medical CPR in progress – Matt Rd – 10:27 a.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 64 W – 2:22 p.m. Theft of property – Dunaway Rd – 2:26 p.m. Harass threats – Industrial Park Driver – 2:52 p.m. Reckless driver – Matrose Carroll Rd – 3:07p.m. Harass phone calls – Vernie Kirk Rd – 5:49 p.m. Medical DOA – Archer Rd – 7:42 p.m. Traffic stop – Hamburg/Post Office – 8:58 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 142 & Pleasant Site – 9:00 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 9:27 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 9:31 p.m. Missing person – Taylor Rd – 9:30 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 9:41 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, with injuries – Sulphur Springs –

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

9:53 p.m. Harass phone calls – Taylor Rd – 11:40 p.m. Saturday, May 19 Prowler – Tulu St – 12:03 a.m. Serving warrant – Jail – 3:58 a.m. Vandalism – Murray School Rd – 6:05 a.m. Theft of property – Ramer Selmer Rd – 9:52 a.m. Vandalism – Bethesda Rd – 10:04 a.m. Public service – 12:15 p.m. Officer assistance – 2:00 p.m. Speak with an officer – Hwy 45 S – 2:28 p.m. Animal control – Bob Williams Rd – 3:34 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 45 N – 4:42 p.m. Reckless driver – Old Hwy 45 – 5:47 p.m. Suspicious activity – Hwy 45 S – 6:53 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 7:17 p.m. Traffic stop – Community South Bank – 7:43 p.m. Fire structure – Ramer Selmer Rd – 8:09 p.m. Public service – 8:41 p.m. Traffic stop – Cemetery on Feddie Davis Rd – 9:20 p.m. Welfare check – Ramer Selmer Rd – 9:34 p.m. Theft of property – Bendall Ln – 9:36 p.m. Public service – Harris Rd – 9:38 p.m. Child abuse/neglect/exploit – ER – 11:03 p.m. Sunday, May 20 Reckless driver – Hwy 45 N – 12:33 a.m. Assault, already occurred – Sparks Ln – 3:06 a.m. Serving warrant – Sparks Ln – 5:01 a.m. Suspicious person – Old Stage Rd – 5:00 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Grandview Loop – 7:52 a.m. Civil matter – Adams St – 8:23 a.m. Disturbance unknown – Purdy Rd – 10:12 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 W – 11:29 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Sweetlips Rd – 11:40 a.m. Vandalism – New Hope Rd – 12:36 p.m. Theft of property – Old Number 5 – 7:10 p.m. Theft of property – Hwy 57 E – 7:21 p.m. Public service – Hwy 57 E – 7:57 p.m. Traffic stop – City Park – 11:15 Welfare check – Hwy 22 N – 11:50 p.m.

court briefs

no cst. Sent to 10 days. Rest of $65 to victim. No contact with victim. Supervised prob. Bond revoked on other charges. – Assault, attempt – Fined $25 and cst. Sent to 10 days. Rest of $65 to victim. No contact with victims. Supervised prob. Bond revoked on other charges Heather L Sweat – Initiate manufacture of meth – Promoting meth manufacture – Poss unlaw drug para, attempt – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Heather L Sweat – Aggravated child abuse – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing Jonathan D Finley – Initiate manufacture of meth – Promoting meth manufacture – poss unlaw drug para, attempt – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def shall cont on current bond. Christian J Webb – Theft of property ($500-$1,000), attempt – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing Chasity Butler – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Def has valid DL. Supervised prob James Leroy Cobb – Driving while license suspended, 2nd or sub – Fined $25 and cst. DL sus for 6 months. Supervised prob. Billy R Gibson – Simple poss/casual exchange – Fined $250 and cst. Sent to 48 hrs. supervised prob for 11 mo, 29 days. Drug eval through JACOA Lang A Goolsby – Reckless driving – Fined $25 and cst. Supervised prob. Larry G King – Criminal trespass – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Warning to def to not ride on city property. Supervised prob. Randy Burney – Criminal trespass – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Warning to def to not ride 4-wheeler on city property . supervised prob. Chasity Westenhoefer – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Def has valid DL. Supervised prob.

(Court briefs continued from last week) Chasity Crabb – Poss ephedrine and ephedrine derivatives prohibited – Fined $250 and cst. Fine only on agreement with state. Supervised prob for 1 yr. Alc/drug eval. Leslie D. Seaton – DUI: First offense – Fined $1,250 and cst ($705.73), 48-hr sent. Supervised prob for 11 mo, 29 days, drug/alc eval and counseling and rehab. Not drive in TN for 1 yr. Angela K Lipford – Assault, attempt – Fined cst. Diversion for 6 months then expungment Gary W Fults – Theft (up to $500) – fined cst. Sent to 14 days. Rest. Is $120 to victim. Supervised prob. Barry L Clayton – Initiate manufacture of meth – Schedule II drugs – promoting meth manufacture – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Jonathan D. Finley – DUI: first offense – Simple poss/ casual exchange – poss unlaw drug para, attempt – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Previous bond is revoked. James Wellington –Poss unlaw drug para, attempt – Fined $150 and cst. Snt to time served. Supervised prob for 1 yr Deena L Ricketts – Burglary, auto – Criminal trespass – Def bound over to grand jury. Shall cont on current bond. James Dickey – Initiate manufacture of meth – tampering with evidence – poss unlaw drug para, attempt – Bound over to grand jury. Prelim hearing. Def shall cont on current bond of $50,000 Stephanie L Ingle – Initiate manufacture of meth – promoting meth manufacture – poss unlaw drug para, attempt – Bound over to grand jury. Prelim hearing. Def shall cont. on current bond of $75,000 Oran G Jaco – Initiate manufacture of meth – promoting meth manufacture – poss unlaw drug para, attempt – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing Nathaniel A Wade – Initiate manufacture of meth – promoting meth manufacture – poss unlaw drug para, attempt – Bound over to grand jury. Prelim hearing. Def shall cont on current bond of $50,000 Shaun P Murphy – Vandalism (up to $500) – Fined $25

Court briefs from Thursday, May 17: Joseph R Carnathan – Aggravated robbery – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def shall cont. on current bond. Brandon Okert – Public intoxication – Fined $25 and cst. Sent to 2 days. Supervised prob. Willie Earl Spencer – Sexual offender registration form validation, attempt – Dismiss on pmt of cst. and upon cond that def report as required.


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 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 & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 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. 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.

Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.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.

Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 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 E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: 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. Bible Study: 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 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Sandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.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.

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.

Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Nate Penland, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 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.

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 8 a.m. Bible Study 9 a.m. Second Worship Service 10 a.m. No Sunday P.M. Service 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. 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.

Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister 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. 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. 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. Church of God: 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.

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: Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m.

Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 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.

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: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 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. 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.

The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Highway 57 West Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Ramer, TN Wednesday: 7 p.m. Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Methodist:

Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.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

Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. 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.

Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Roman Catholic:

St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 8 a.m. Seventh-Day Adventist:

Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.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.

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.

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 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.

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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Adamsville Career & Technology Awards Banquet

DECA Awards- Pictured are Beth Teague and son Owen TeagueAdvisor, Lauren Moore-Treasurer, Olivia Christopher – President and Regional Winner in Apparel Accessory, Alyssa Finley – Work Based Learner of the Year, and Hannah Pickens- Secretary

HOSA – Pictured are Shiloh Durbin – Rising Star Award, Mikaila Aven- Outstanding Nursing Student, Bolton Jean- Outstanding HOSA Competitor Award, and Jana Moore - Advisor

Career & Technology Student of the Year – Trae Smalley received a $500 Scholarship- pictured with Advisor Jeff Lipford

Skills USA Awards – Pictured are Tyler Ashe-Carpenter and Welder of the Year, Jesse Berryman- Carpentry Award, Jimmy RobertsMost Dependable Carpenter Award, Ricky Price- Hard Worker Award in Carpentry, Garrett Pettigrew- USA Skills Treasurer, Hunter Pyron- Skills USA Secretary, Randy King- Hard Worker Award in Welding, and Wes Johnson-Welding Advisor. (Shane Teague, Advisor-Not Pictured)

FBLA Awards – Pictured are Megan Rhinehart, Advisor, Cydney Thomas, Alicia Crain, Sarah Broyles were District and Regional Winners.

FFA Awards – Pictured are Jason Carman, Advisor, Evan HarrisBiotechnology Award, Canon Smith-Agriscience Award, Trae Smalley- Leadership Award and Star Placement in Agriculture Award, Stone Lipford- Star Greenhand Award, Logan Barber – Chapter Sentinel, Jeff Lipford- Advisor

FCCLA Awards- Pictured are Kelsey Chambers, Hunter Sagely, Megan Sagely, Chelsea Franks- (District and Regional Winners) and Advisors Erin Brown and Pam Gladish

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Spanish I Matt Chandler, Clay Dancer, Spanish II Kaitlyn Boggs, Aaron Friend

Modern Woodmen Aaron Friend, Joey Bakeer


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Roderrick Stackens received his masters degree from Bethel University on May 5, 2012. Roderrick is a 2005 graduate of McNairy Central High School. Congratulations Roderrick!

Wednesday, may 23, 2012

SES 4th Grade Selmer Middle School 4th Quarter Principal’s List, Principal’s List and Honor Roll Honor Roll Principal’s List Sloan Atkinson Clara Bodiford John Cox Katie Crowe Will Deaton Keaton Gray Tucker Gray Allie King Tanner Parmley Danielle Pigg Allison Roberts Emma Tull Owen Vandiver Rebecca Woodruff Tori York Honor Roll Aidan Buck

Brandon Carroll Jordan Carroll Hailey Dotson Nate Garrett Cierra Hill Lindsay Henderson Tyler Hughes Skylar Jeanes Colton Judd Kailee King Mason Latham Houston McCullar Tyler Mullins Ethan Replogle Chasity Simmons Elijah Staggs Emma Stewart Maggie Whitaker

Principal’s List Fifth Grade Logan Moore Natalie Adams Sammy Bakeer Camron Henley Haydn Nash Laini Plunk Jayden Austin Jayli Ferguson Trevor Mangrum Janavee Patel Jack Simpson Sixth Grade Ana Grace Ashe Claire Foret Isabella Gray Carson Kennedy Jamie King Seventh Grade Georgia Emmons Tristan King Matthew Tucker

Eighth Grade Silvia Barreto Grant Goodman Jenshi Petel Payal Patel Allie Ray Sara Riggs Pamela Spicher Kristen Rowsey Autumn Shackelford

Honor Roll Fifth Grade Matthew Washington Kerry Monroe Lucas Hively Peyton Kiddy Adiranna Sellers Anabelle Whitaker Jacob Harris River Hurst Lydia Locke Brooke Replogle Braden Rickman

Brittany Riggs Meg Suggs Hannah White Kimberly Davis Alexis Wynn Sixth Grade Matthew Ashe Tyler Johnson Layla Brothers Alison Deaton Gabby Forsythe Emma Gray Emily Hamm Jessie Inman Will Kennedy Dakota Lee Raegan Sharp Sarah Wilson Seventh Grade Amanda Edmonds Danielle Kennedy Shamandra Knight Selika McCord

Alexa Morrison Mollie Nash Desiree Weatherspoon Parker Bedwell Jasmine Johnson Evan Thacker Valerie Brakhage Ben Cox Robert Cuttle Jada Herring Sidney Rickman Eighth Grade Megan Caicedo Dylan Sweat Cody Davis Bryce Youngerman John Hunter Powers Briley Taylor Sam Pierce Lyric Davis Mollie Grace King Edgard Macias Olivia Mitchell

David Prestwich Michie Elementary recognizes students Makes the Dean’s List at MUW COLUMBUS, MS -- David Prestwich of Ramer, TN was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, the student must be enrolled fulltime and have a quality point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. Founded in 1884 as the first public college for women in the United States, MUW is a tradition-rich university that has educated men for more than 20 years. The quality of MUW’s academic programs is outstanding. U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 guide, “America’s Best Colleges,” placed MUW in the top tier of Best Regional Universities in the South. MUW’s quality of education has been reflected in other national rankings including Consumers Digest, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Washington Monthly magazines.

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Several Michie fourth through eighth grade students were recently treated to an academic reception. The purpose of the reception was to recognize their achievements throughout the year. Criteria for awards included, but were not limited to, grade point averages and writing assessments. Congratulations to these accomplished individuals.

Michie School announces Valedictorian, Salutatorians Hunt Wins National Public Speaking Contest

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Michie School is proud to announce the 8th grade Valedictorian and Co-Salutatorians for 2011-2012. The Valedictorian is Grayson Chandler, and Robin Moore and Madelynn Lynch share the honor of Salutatorian. Congratulations to these three outstanding students.

Bradley Hunt accepts a check for $200 after winning the Nation Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s national public speaking contest. Bradley Hunt, of the McNairy Central FFA chapter, competed in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association national public speaking contest. He competed in several rounds of elimination to advance to the championship round. When the results were announced Bradley had placed third in the entire nation with his speech “Pasture to Pavement”. His third place finish earned a $200 award that was presented before the national convention. Bradley is the son of Brad and Jennifer Hunt of the Stantonville community. He is a junior at McNairy Central High School where he is currently an officer of the FFA.

Bethel Springs 6th Grade DARE Graduation

On Tuesday, May 18, sixth graders at BSES completed their DARE program with a graduation ceremony. Officer Dustin Jaco has taught them to just say no to drugs and alcohol. Students wrote essays describing what the DARE program meant to them. Mayson Roach was the overall winner and was awarded a Nintendo ds xl. Elizabeth Duncan was chosen as second place winner and received a kindle. Jacob Cotner was third place winner in the essay contest and received a DARE jacket. Miss Tennessee 2011, Erin Hatley, spoke to the students about the importance of citizenship. A key component of good citizenship is being involved in your community to make it a better place to live, which is synergistic with Erin’s platform of volunteerism: Connecting People with Opportunities. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) teaches our children- from kindergarten through high school- that popularity can be found in positive behavior, that belonging does not require them to abandon their values, that self-confidence and self-worth come from asserting themselves and resisting destructive temptations. D.A.R.E teaches them not just that they should refuse drugs and alcohol, and not participate in violent activities, but how to do so. D.A.R.E. goes beyond the traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs. It gives children the skills needed to recognize and resist subtle and overt pressures that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities. The teachers, faculty, and students at Bethel Springs Elementary would like to express a sincere thanks to Officer Jaco, Sheriff Guy Buck, and Miss Tennessee for making this day possible.

UT Martin Names Local students to Spring Semester Chancellor’s Honor Roll MARTIN, Tenn. — The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Spring 2012 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve a 3.2 (B) grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Students can make the Chancellor’s Honor Roll with honors (3.2 through 3.49), high honors (3.5 through 3.79) or highest honors (3.8 through 4.0).
UT Martin is a comprehensive public university that maintains an excellent reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs, its beautiful campus and caring professors. Magan D. Alexander, Adamsville, TN  38310, Highest Honors Spencer K. Bean, Adamsville, TN  38310, Highest Honors Hilary B. Combs, Adamsville, TN  38310, Highest Honors SueAnn E. Cowgill, Adamsville, TN  38310, Honors

Joseph K. Gray, Adamsville, TN 38310, Highest Honors Kateryna Kucherenko, Adamsville, TN  38310, High Honors Jordan E. Lambert, Adamsville, TN  38310, Highest Honors Jessie L. Litaker, Adamsville, TN  38310, High Honors Tammy R. Moraga, Adamsville, TN  38310, High Honors Sara M. Shelton, Adamsville, TN  38310, High Honors Jennifer D. Stanford, Adamsville, TN  38310, Honors Kory S. White, Adamsville, TN  38310, Honors Tonya R. Whitney, Adamsville, TN  38310, Honors Cody M. Williams, Adamsville, TN  38310, Highest Honors Brandy N. Willingham, Adamsville, TN  38310, High Honors Esthelee M. Wright, Adamsville, TN  38310, High Honors Doug P. Young, Adamsville, TN  38310, Honors   Dustin F. Butler, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, High Honors Andrew S. Duncan, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, Honors Ashton L. Forsythe, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, High Honors Randal H. Graves, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, Highest Honors Bryanna M. Huggins, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, High Honors Victoria E. Key, Bethel

Springs, TN 38315, Honors Nicolas C. Lopez, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, High Honors Amanda J. Lowrance, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, High Honors Christopher C. Murray, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, High Honors Cassandra N. Rogers, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, High Honors Sherry A. Taylor, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, High Honors Holly R. Vetter, Bethel Springs, TN  38315, Highest Honors   Richard G. Adkins, Finger, TN  38334, High Honors Marvin C. Croom, Finger, TN  38334, Honors Nicholas J. D’Acquisto, Finger, TN  38334, Honors   Tyler W. Ross, Guys, TN  38339, Honors   Cody A. Butler, Michie, TN  38357, High Honors Jennifer L. Driskell, Michie, TN  38357, Honors Destiny B. Lingelbach, Michie, TN  38357, Honors Elizabeth D. Milligan, Michie, TN  38357, Honors Allen W. Strickland, Michie, TN  38357, Highest Honors Brittney N. Williams, Michie, TN  38357, Highest Honors   Keri B. Hanna, Ramer, TN  38367, High Honors

Ashley A. Hollingsworth, Ramer, TN 38367, Highest Honors Samantha D. Lambert, Ramer, TN  38367, Honors Robin C. Matlock, Ramer, TN  38367, Highest Honors Robert B. Reeder, Ramer, TN  38367, Highest Honors James T. Smith, Ramer, TN  38367, Highest Honors Mallory L. Twitty, Ramer, TN  38367, High Honors Jennifer Weathers, Ramer, TN  38367, High Honors   Matthew W. Atkinson, Selmer, TN  38375, Honors Randi S. Belton, Selmer, TN  38375, Honors Mary E. Berryman, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Melissa N. Brewer, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Bryan E. Burks, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Anna A. Coln, Selmer, TN  38375, Honors Mallory L. Cox, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Allison O. Goodrum, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Charles C. Graham, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Selina M. Hill, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Jessica L. Holmes, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Jeremy G. Hurst, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Kelsey L. Hutson, Selmer, TN  38375, Honors

Karlee A. Jackson-Carney, Selmer, TN 38375, Honors Meredith N. Jaggars, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Sarah G. Jaggars, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Elizabeth N. Johnson, Selmer, TN  38375, Honors Julie A. Johnson, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Wesley J. Johnson, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Monica C. King, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Easton F. Knight, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Sammie R. Linton, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Katie J. McClain, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Elizabeth A. McLean, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Jonathan D. Mehr, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Hayley M. Mills, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Stephanie M. Mitchell, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Eric A. Purtteman, Selmer, TN  38375, Honors Ciera A. Rhodes, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Samantha G. Rowland, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Erica M. Smith, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Jennifer L. Smith, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Teresa A. Smith, Selmer, TN  38375, Highest Honors Hannah L. Wagoner, Selmer,

TN 38375, High Honors Margaret C. Weatherford, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Nathaniel C. West, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Pam West, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Samantha L. Wheatley, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Andrew T. Wheeler, Selmer, TN  38375, Honors Britton K. Wheeler, Selmer, TN  38375, Honors Addison M. Wilson, Selmer, TN  38375, High Honors Dakota M. Yalda, Selmer, TN 38375, Honors   Linda D. Bryant, Stantonville, TN  38379, High Honors Brent R. Drobina, Stantonville, TN  38379, Highest Honors Justin L. Jones, Stantonville, TN  38379, High Honors Sarah J. Killingsworth, Stantonville, TN  38379, High Honors Jyssica Nowlin, Stantonville, TN  38379, Highest Honors Melanie Pickens, Stantonville, TN  38379, High Honors Rachel L. Pilkinton, Stantonville, TN  38379, Highest Honors Daniel A. Pittman, Stantonville, TN  38379, Honors Rachel A. Pittman, Stantonville, TN  38379, Honors Lani C. Rinks, Stantonville, TN  38379, Highest Honors Stephen S. Sweat, Stantonville, TN  38379, Honors


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Real estate

101 - for sale ANNIVERSARY SALE - Who said you couldn’t buy new homes in the 20’s anymore? New 2 bedroom homes starting at $25,950. New 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes starting at $29,950. VOTED BEST OF SHOW - Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath $44,500. All homes delivered and set up on your lot with central air. Hurry! Limited number at these prices. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER OF CORINTH Hwy 72 W, 1/4 mile west of hospital. (TF) House for Sale, 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 9 foot ceilings, hardwood, located on Golf Course in Adamsville, $319,000. Call Ben at 610-7600 for an appointment. (TF)

102 - for rent KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 6453130. (TF)

203 - equipment

401 - for sale

For Rent: 2 BD Mobile Home on Nelson Store Road in Selmer. 10 minutes from town. $360/mo + $250 deposit. 610-5247. (1,2)

Pond scoop. $135. Call 610-9490. (1)

1 yr-old gazebo 7x9 Teahouse. Need to sell. Call 439-6384. (1)

$20 In County • $28 In Tennesee $32 Out of State

Craftsman self-propelled lawn mower. 7 horsepower with bagger. $125 934-4411. (1)

Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker $175. 934-4411. (1)

($2.00 Off New Subscribers through June 29)

For Sale: 3 BD doublewide mobile home. Very good condition. Fenced backyard, garage, storage building. 430 Asher Loop, Adamsville, TN. $38,500. Call before 8:00 p.m. 731632-1075. (1, 2) House for Rent in Selmer. Clean in quiet area. 2 BD, 1 BA. $395/mo + deposit. No pets. 645-5400. (1) 2 BD, 1 BA mobile home. Gas heat & cook stove. Refrigerator. Washer & drier hookups. Sulphur Springs Rd. $325/mo + deposit. Call 645-5566. (1) For rent: 3 BD house. $400/mo; 2 BD apartment $145/wk, utilities pd. 2 BD trailer $300/mo. Call 439-6314. (1) 2 BD, 1 BA house, newly remodeled. New dishwasher, new cabinets. $450/ mo. With 15 acres of good hunting land, $550/mo. Also has 2 out-buildings. Call 645-5860. (1)


automobiles 201 - autos 1993 Pontiac Grand Am 4-door. V-6. At. $950. 934-4411. (1)

ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF)

1990 Volvo, 240 DL 4-door, 4 cylinder. At. $850 934-4411. (1

Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731-6455288. (TF)

Hay Barn Kit for Sale. 40x60x14, roof only, Galvalume metal & steel trusses. $4,800, complete building kits & components available. 662-2895910. (52, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

For Rent: 3 BD house in Selmer. Call 731-610-5667 (1) 2 BD, 1 1/2 BA, House For Rent. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, CH&A, carport, in Selmer. $350 + deposit. No pets. Don’t ask. 610-2877. (TF)


102 - for rent

ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/ Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 926-0507 or Joanne @ (731) 727-4823. (TF)

Apartment for Rent: Downtown Selmer, upstairs, 2 bdrm., $275.00 month, $250.00 deposit. References required. Call 439-2900. (TF)

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1995 Buick Park Ave. Limited. 4-door. V-6, At. $1,750. 934-4411. (1)

203 - equipment

4 tires. P235 65 R16. Good tread. $125. 934-4411. (1)


employment 301 - job opportunities Drivers: Industry Leading Pay & Benefits! 98% No Touch, 50% Drop/Hook - CDL-A Solo’s or Teams 2 years Exp., Hazmat Req. 1-888-335-1785. (50, 51, 52, 1).


miscellaneous 401 - for sale QUALITY USED CELL PHONES: Just insert your SIM card! Located @ IT’S A BARGAIN, just south of Wal-Mart on Hwy 45. Farm Fresh eggs and lots to look at, Check out our guitars and music stuff! Sale each week! (TF) Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF) For Sale: Tomato Plants, 60 varieties including HEIRLOOMS. Also vegetable plants, garden seed, flowers, HERBS and more! Sweetlips Greenhouses, 3705 Sweetlips Rd, Henderson, TN (731) 989-7046 M-F 8-6 Sat 8-4, Sun 12-4. WE CLOSE DURING SEVERE WEATHER. (50, 51, 52, 1 )

MORE HOUSE FOR YOUR MONEY 5 Bdrm., 2 Baths, living, dining, kitchen, safe room, laminate and tile floors, completely refurbished interior, new roof, new siding, $2000 allowance for landscaping. $68,000. Call 610-7405 or 645-5575.

215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN

402 - wanted Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731610-8827. (TF)

Carla Hall Broker/Owner

(731) 645-4255

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 pickup. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF)

Kathy Brown

Living Estate Auction 3425 N Crossroads, Iuka, MS

5611 - S Tina Dr., Selmer $89,500 *Brick *Large lot *Den *Fireplace *3 Bedrooms *2 Baths *Level shaded lot *Shed

5211 - Griswell Ln. Selmer- $165,000

5311 -Carroll Rd., Michie- $49,900

*2 Story home * 4 Bedrooms * 2 Baths * Sunroom * Deck * 0.70ac * Double Garage * Full front porch

*Ranch style *3 Bedroom *2 Baths *Carport *Shed *Fencing *Double garage

112 - Mitchell St., Selmer - $52,500 * Brick * Single family home * Located in town* 3 Bedrooms * 2 Baths * Fenced back yard * Deck

812 - Peach St., Selmer - $27,900 * Older Traditional style * 2.30 ac +/* 2 Bedrooms * 1 Bath * porch * shed

(Hwy 365/25 Intersection)

Sat., May 26th • 10 A.M. Ms. Lic#295 662-728-0743 or

AUCTION Friday, May 25 at 6 PM

The Mary Jean Upright Estate 163 Hill Lane, Bethel Springs, TN Located behind Mast Tires, Hwy 45, 8 miles north of Selmer and 8 miles south of Henderson.

Nancy White (731) 608-2720 and Greg Lipford (731) 608-1770, Owners

Mortgage Professionals, Inc. 116 WEST COURT AVE. SELMER, TN 38375 (731) 439-0961 FAX (731) 674-1784 38 Old Hickory Cove, Jackson TN 38305 NEW OFFICE IN BOLIVAR: 1329 W. Market St. (731) 658-3330

Thinking about refinancing your home?




Government Insured


1) No house payments for the rest of your life.




(2 No income or credit qualifications!


3) You continue to own your home





For Homeowners Age 62 OR Older

A very nice 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath home with Enclosed Garage, Also 3 Mobile Home Rentals on 3 Acres, Offered in 2 tracts and as a whole.

#1 - 3 Mobile Homes and 1+/-Acres, #2 - Home and 1+/-Acres and then as a whole. Let your rent make your payments!!

Open House Thursday Evening 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday before Auction until Sale Time. OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT AND FOR INSPECTIONS BY CALLING TONY AT (731) 926-3133.



225 Dude Drive • Savannah, TN 38372 (731) 926-3133 • (731) 610-8657 PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE TFL#1468 #4556 MISS# 1091F & 0190 Tony Neill - Broker/Auctioneer Micah Gray - App. Auctioneer email:

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INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee May 9, 2012 May 16, 2012 May 23, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_120427_1156

Book 4, Page 490, Registers Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Time real property Is subject to a Road Dedication of record in Miscellaneous Book 13, Page 430, Registers Office or McNairy County, Tennessee. This being the same property conveyed to Carl A. Thomas, Jr, by Joe Reaves by Warranty Deed dated the 2nd Day of August, 2010 and of record in Deed Book 216, Pages 327 in the Registers Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 90-0-A-27 Map & Parcel No.: 90-0-A-27 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 655 Lake Trail Loop, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 CURRENT OWNER(S): Carl A. Thomas Jr. and Holley Thomas SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A 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, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/ IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and

T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right 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. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 3731612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 12-03342 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 05/23/2012, 05/30/2012 and 06/06/2012 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #28209: 2012-05-23 2012-05-30, 201206-06 9903 1, 2, 3

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated July 14, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 20, 2009, at Book 396, Page 2492 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Vanessa Amos, conveying certain property therein described to NO TRUSTEE ON DEED OF TRUST as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Dover Mortgage Company, its 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 June 4, 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 an iron pin in the East margin of Tima Drive, said point being the Northwest corner of the realty hereinafter described and said point marking the Southwest corner of realty belonging to Waggoner, thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 30 seconds East 220 feet to an iron pin; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 30 seconds East 120.64 feet to an iron pin; thence North 88 degrees 32 minutes 18 seconds West 200.77 feet to an iron pin in the East margin of Tima Drive; thence along the East margin of Tima Drive; North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 115.5 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 110 South Tina 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: Vanessa Amos 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. 700‑221986 DATED April 27, 2012

FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 9735 51, 52, 1 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, MCNAIRY COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Carl A. Thomas, Jr. and Holley Thomas to Kerry Webb, Trustee dated August 2, 2010 in the amount of $112,435.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 74035, Deed Book 450, Page 878-892, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, 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 of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, June 14, 2012 commencing at 12 pm at the Front door of the courthouse, McNairy chancery court; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: BEING LOT #27 OF CENTRAL HILLS SUBDIVISION, a Plat or plan of which is of record In Plat Cabinet B at Slide 96B, In the Registers Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and the distance, directions, measurements and calls contained therein are Incorporated herein by reference thereto as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. This conveyance is made and accepted subject to the Restrictive Covenants of Central Hills Subdivision set forth in said Plat Cabinet B at Slide 96B, Registers Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and said Restrictive Covenants are incorporated herein by reference thereto as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. This conveyance is further made and accepted subject to the building and use restrictions as pertaining to Central Hills Subdivision, which are of record in Deed Book 204, Page 893-995, Registers Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and the same are Incorporated herein by reference thereto as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. The real property is subject to a transmission line easement of record in Miscellaneous Book 5, Page 158, Registers Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, The real property is subject to a right of way easement for Pickwick Electric Cooperative of record in Miscellaneous

Selmer Police Department Accepting Applications

Job Classification: Police Officer Type: Full-time Certification Preferred: Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T)

Application Dateline: May 25, 2012 - 5:00 p.m. Job Details: Incumbents in this classification are responsible for enforcing city codes, ordinances and local, state and regulations by patrolling, performing surveillance, investigating crimes, responding to emergency calls, and performing other public safety activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a U.S. citizen, honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces (if applicable), and at least 21 years old. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Certified law enforcement experience will be given preference. Must not have been convicted of or plead guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances and meet any other standards as set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated § 38-8-106. The Town of Selmer, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Friday & Saturday May 25 & 26 7 a.m. until ??

882 John Moore Rd. off Higginbottom or off Sandy Flat


1558 Connie Smith Rd. Hwy 64 Lots of stuff for sale, new and used.

Good puppies needing good homes. Wormed. 5 blk, 3 brn raised around family. 731-439-5710. (1, 2) Two free 7-month-old puppies. Mother is part brown Lab. They are growing too big for town living. Need a good country home. Call 6108593/610-3311. (1) 3 Shitzu puppies for sale. 1 female, 2 males. 8 wks old. shot records, vetchecked. $125 ea. Call (630) 8772861 or (731) 212-1124. (1)


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)

501 - professional services AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) Smith Lawn Service, commercial & residential. Lawn cutting & trimming, light landscaping. Reasonable rates & free estimates. Senior citizen discounts. Office: 731-646-2550 or Cell: 731-610-0528. (45-4) Yard mowing within 20 miles of Michie/Shiloh area. 632-3658. (52) Harris: Home improvement, floors, foundations, drywall, roofs-metal or shingles-, siding, hardwood, tiles. Thirty years experience. Call 731-4390343. (51, 52, 1, 2) Harris: Asphalt, seal coating. Residential and commercial. Free estimates. Call 731-439-0343. (51, 52, 1, 2) Gardens tilled, bushhogging, gravel spread. Free estimates. 731-934-9777. (51, 52, 1, 2) Will mow yards for the public. Call 731-610-9214. (52, 1) Available for child care in my home. Stay at home mother. Located in McNairy/Chester County line. References available. 2 openings. 731-616-7040. (1)

See legals, 11B


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Follow Signs PS2, Xbox, Clothes, Fabric, odds and ends.

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CARPORT SALE Friday, May 25 Monday, May 28 Lots of items! 288 Ashleigh Rd. Rain or shine. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.


FRIDAY, MAY 25 • SATURDAY, MAY 26 5 a.m. until ??

1401 New Bethel Road, Selmer 2 Houses Merge.

Lots must go!

Office furniture, decor, picture frames, men’s & women’s namebrand clothing. Lots of books!


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Welding Instructor The Tennessee Technology Center at Crump is accepting resumes and applications for the position of Welding Instructor.

Minimum Qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED. Graduate of a Welding training program at an accredited postsecondary training institution. • Three (3) years of current work experience as a welder AWS certifications preferred. • Must have a working knowledge of all aspects of the welding industry, including: gas metal arc (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG), shielded metal arc (stick), oxyacetylene welding (gas), flux core welding, flame cutting, plasma arc cutting, brazing and soldering. • Must possess the organizational and communication skills necessary to be an effective instructor. Must show evidence of good character, mature attitude and stable personality.


• Instruction of postsecondary/secondary students in modern welding techniques, shop safety, job success, metallurgy, blueprint reading, welding symbols, fitting and fabrication. • Establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships with students, other faculty, staff general public and area industry. • Monitor, grade and evaluate students’ progress. Maintain appropriate records; prepare and submit timely reports. • Curriculum development, student record keeping, placement and follow-up of program graduates. Salary: In accordance with Technology Center guidelines. State of Tennessee benefits package.


Application Date: Applications and resumes will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on June 30, 2012. Please call 731632-3393 for an application to be mailed or faxed to you.

Call Cathy Sisson / Dave Bartlet at

Please mail resume and completed application that details your qualifications along with a cover letter to:

Reeves Bros. Trucking, Inc.


Tennessee Technology Center at Crump Attn: Fran Pusser P.O. Box 89 Crump, TN 38327


Wednesday, may 23, 2012 503 - public notices THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Deusner & Kennedy, P.A. 177 West Court Avenue Selmer, Tennessee 38375 STATE OF TENNESSEE ) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE COUNTY OF McNAIRY ) WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Promissory Note heretofore executed by Sandra Michelle Price, bearing date of April 1, 2009, secured by a Deed of Trust executed by Sandra Michelle Price and husband, Danny Price of record in Trust Book 395, Page 2866, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which Deed of Trust conveyed certain property as therein described to the Trustee therein named to secure Commerce National Bank; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclosure was sent to the last known mailing address of Debtor by regular mail on April 12, 2012; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and Craig Kennedy, as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee, will on Monday, the 18th day of June, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse

503 - public notices in 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: Lying and being in the New Hope Community of the Seventh Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a railroad spike set in the center of New Hope-Gravel Hill Road, the southwest corner of Robbins, the northeast corner of Ricky James (formerly Brasfield), and the northwest corner of the parent and subject tracts; RUN thence South 88 degrees 50 minutes 23 seconds East with the southern boundary of Robbins 428.39 feet to an iron pin; THENCE South 08 degrees 03 minutes 17 seconds East with a severance line through the McCarter land, passing an iron pin at 368.19 feet, in all, 393.19 feet to a point in the center of Caffey-Michie Road; THENCE with the center of said road as follows: South 67 degrees 19 minutes 04 seconds West 98.27 feet; South 77 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds West 299.50 feet; South 77 degrees 17 minutes 33 seconds

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West 72.23 feet to a P/K nail in the center of New HopeGravel Hill Road; THENCE with the center of said New HopeGravel Hill Road as follows: North 11 degrees 16 minutes 12 seconds West 224.89 feet; North 10 degrees 40 minutes 19 seconds West 178.93 feet; North 11 degrees 22 minutes 29 seconds West 107.82 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 4.305 acres, gross. Subject to the easement for New Hope-Gravel Hill Road and Caffey-Michie Road. All bearings noted herein are based upon an observation of magnetic North made July, 1991. The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of James A. Martin, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Certificate Number 1469, which plat of survey is dated March 28, 1992. Danny Lane Price and wife, Sandra Michelle Price obtained title to the foregoing real property by Warranty Deed of J. C. McCarter and wife, Doris E. McCarter, dated April 3, 1992, of record in Deed Book 134, Page 374, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Danny Lane Price quitclaimed his interest to Sandra Michelle Price by Quitclaim Deed dated March 9, 1998, of record in Deed Book 162, Page 134, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: Map-138, Parcel-12.10

3011 Hubert Manuel Road Michie, TN 38357 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. And subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: None. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the 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. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This, the 13th day of April, 2012.

Where in McNairy

Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

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 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 Very Important Pets in Adamsville. The Independent Appeal is not responsible for lost, misdirected or undelivered emails. The winner for Week 24 was William Phillips who correctly identified the Buford Pusser Memorial, Hwy 64.


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