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“Take it outside” Parking lot altercation overshadows Bethel meeting By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

An argument in the parking lot overshadowed a mostly peaceful special called meeting of the Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen last Thursday. The altercation was between Bethel Springs Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell and Jennifer Doles, who criticized Sowell in a letter to the editor in a previous edition of the Independent Appeal. Sowell got involved after an argument began between Sherry Smith and Doles. “When I came out the door there, they were arguing, and she was coming towards him, and she was talking, and I couldn’t hear her too much, and I moved where I could hear, and she was coming towards him, and he was trying to calm her down, whatever he was doing, and I couldn’t understand him, but I could understand her because she was looking towards me, and she kept saying ‘I will go home and get my gun,’” said T. C. Williams (a contributor for the Independent Appeal), who witnessed the altercation.

Doles denied saying this. “I don’t even have a gun in my home. That’s a bunch of baloney,” Doles said. “In the meeting, she (Doles) talked about firearms; when you talk about shooting, people get scared,” Williams continued. “It was a big old dispute,” Doles told the Independent Appeal last Monday. She said, after the meeting, Sherry Smith got in her face and called her an obscene name. “I just stood there. I didn’t say nothing to this woman...Here comes Pee Wee out the door and says, ‘You need to back up, you need to get off this property.’ I’m like, ‘I didn’t say nothing, Pee Wee,’” Doles said. Doles said Sowell told her, “It’s bad when trouble follows.” She admitted Sowell told her she needed to get off the property. “This ain’t your property. Anybody can stand on City Hall premises...I’m not doing nothing wrong,” Doles said. According to Doles, Mayor Kay Cox told Sowell to calm down.


hold active shooter Preventing the next Aurora: Officers exercise at McNairy Central




Local church holds C.R.U.N.K. Fest PAGE 3A

Adamsville hosts alumni game under new lights PAGE 2B

Robert Sibley Airport receives state grant By Christen Coulon Editor

State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) said today she has been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation that the Robert Sibley Airport in McNairy County will receive a $1,306,250 state grant. The state grant is available through TDOT’s Division of Aeronautics and requires a 5 percent local match of $68,750. Gresham said the

funds will be used for runway maintenance. “This airport is important to many citizens and to welcome economic development,” said Senator Gresham. “I’m very pleased that these funds will enable us to make improvements.” Local leaders have been aware of and working to secure this grant for some time, and the announcement of its release comes as good news. See AIRPORT, 3A

Early voting results By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer Staff Photo by Christen Coulon

Sheriff’s Deputies, Jamie West and Amy Ballard and Selmer Officers, Tony Westbrooks and Blake Huckabee train in an active shooter exercise in response to the recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colo. The exercise was held last Monday at McNairy Central High School and worked within the school’s already established emergency protocols to ensure the best possible outcome in such a situation.

Fire destroys Michie residence By Christen Coulon Editor

A fire last Thursday afternoon destroyed a residence north of Michie at 5009 Pleasant Site Rd. According to McNairy County Fire Chief Darrell Goodrum, the residents claimed that a circuit breaker tripped, and when it was turned back on it caused the fire to start at a plug-in in a bedroom. Goodrum said that once the fire began, it engulfed the residence quickly. By the time fire units were on the scene it was too late to save the home or its contents. At that point, the owner of the property asked fire personnel to let the fire burn, presumably to make cleanup easier. Volunteer fire units from Michie, Eastview, and Pleasant Site assisted on scene. No firefighters or occupants were injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Over 1,700 people have voted so far in McNairy County, according to Pat Blanton of the McNairy County Election Commission. Over 1,500 voted early, and the rest voted by paper ballot. These are voters who meet the requirements of not having to vote in person and requested that the election commission send them a paper ballot. The most popular election was the general election, in which all early and paper ballot voters cast their votes. Of the party primaries, the most popular was the Republican primary, in which over 840 people voted. Less than 440 voters cast their ballots in the Democratic primary.

County schools’ TCAP scores show growth By Christen Coulon Editor

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A fire last Thursday afternoon destroyed a residence north of Michie at 5009 Pleasant Site Rd.

The Tennessee State Board of Education released the district results for the 2011-12 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program testing for grades 3-8 and the End of Course Achievement testing for high school students. Tennessee’s new accountability system replaces No Child Left Behind’s Annual Yearly Progress measures. Rather than expecting all districts to meet the same benchmarks year after year, the new system acknowledges that dis-

tricts are starting from different places and rewards those that show the most growth. The new system, adopted after Tennessee secured a waiver from part of NCLB earlier this year, looks to districts to increase achievement levels for all students and reduce achievement gaps that exist between certain groups. The overall results were a mixed bag of positives and negatives with significant strides being made in the TCAP testing and improvement needed in some of the EOC subjects. The

See TCAP, 4A

School Board votes to approve schools referendum By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The McNairy County Board of Education voted 5-1 in a special called meeting to ask the County Commission to approve a referendum to keep the wheel tax and add a one-half cent local option sales tax to be used to build a new school in Adamsville and Selmer. Frank Lacey, Lynn Baker, Tony Chapman, Jean Jones and Jarrell Stanfield voted yes. Larry Smith voted no. The referendum will now go to the County Commission for approval. If it is approved, it will appear on the Nov. 6 election ballot for approval by the voters. “It’s been a long time. I’m glad we finally got that done,” Chapman told the Independent Appeal last Monday. He said the process of choosing a site for the proposed new Selmer Elementary School is on hold pending the county commission’s action and the results of the referendum. A site has been chosen for the proposed new Adamsville school and plans have been drawn up for both. “I don’t like paying taxes any more than anyone else, but it’s part

of being a citizen. Any time we can better our schools that’s one of the better things we can use it for. I would encourage everyone to vote for it, and I will,” Chapman added. The wheel tax and the local option sales tax will probably be enough to fund the two, but Chapman said he hopes that Selmer dedicates it’s one-quarter cent share of the sales tax to the school building program, also. Larry Smith defended his vote against the referendum in a conversation with the Independent Appeal last Monday. “There’s no way we can pay the debt service on the new schools,” Smith said. He noted that the county commission paid bondholders $250,000 of debt service on behalf of the school district this year. Smith also estimated that operating costs of the new schools would be $500,000 each year. “If we can’t afford the $250,000, we sure can’t afford the $500,000,” Smith said. The $20-22 million estimated costs for the new schools do not include purchase costs for the site for the new Selmer school. In-

cluding this, site work, utilities, repairs to the McNairy Central High School roof, converting Selmer Elementary School to a central office and other costs, Smith estimates that total capital outlay will be $29 million. Smith estimated that the wheel tax would raise $480,000 a year and the county’s share of the sales tax would raise $300,000 a year. If all municipalities dedicated their half of this tax, that would raise an additional $300,000 a year, for a total of $1.08 million a year. Without the municipalities’ share of the sales tax, only $780,000 a year would be available. Smith estimated that the debt service on the $20 million would be $1.6 million a year for 30 years. Debt service on the $29 million would be $2.1 million for 30 years. The interest rate on the bonds is assumed to be between 4 and 5 percent, Smith said. “This is pie in the sky,” Smith said about the financing of the new schools. He said it was his opinion that the wheel tax would have to be tripled in order to finance the costs of building two new schools. Lacey failed to reply to a phone and Facebook messages. Stanfield and Baker declined comment on the vote.

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Independent Appeal recognized in State Proclamation By Emily Pitts Staff Writer

As you may remember from May’s special anniversary edition, the Independent Appeal recently celebrated its 110th birthday. Last week, in addition to being honored at the Tennessee Press Association Awards Banquet, the Independent Appeal was recognized in a proclamation by the Senate of the State of Tennessee for 110 years of outstanding service to McNairy County. “For well over a century, this award-winning newspaper has continued the challenge founder Col. J.W. Purviance made to publish one of the best provincial papers in the state,” said Independent Appeal Publisher Janet Rail. “It is an honor for the State Senate to recognize our contributions with a proclamation.” The Proclamation was issued at the request of the Senator of the 26th District, Dolores Gresham. “I saw that the Independent Appeal was celebrating 110 years of service based on a tradition of ethical and accurate reporting. You have done a great job of doing that,” said Gresham to the Independent Appeal this week. “The key is that you have been successful because you have kept and earned the trust of the people you serve,” added Gresham. The Independent Appeal would be nowhere without its many readers and advertisers. We would like to thank all our supporters, and we hope to continue providing a quality newspaper for McNairy County, week after week, for many years to come.

“The Independent Appeal has a long legacy of independence,” said Rail, “and a passionate commitment to accurate, fair, and balanced news for all citizens in McNairy County.” The Senate Proclamation reads as follows: “WHEREAS, officially established in 1902, the Independent Appeal newspaper this year proudly celebrates 110 years of stalwart service to the citizens, businesses, and organizations of McNairy County; and WHEREAS, a cornerstone of the McNairy County community, the Independent Appeal is the oldest existing business in McNairy County and boasts a circulation of over 7,000 print copies, reaching more than 20,000 readers every week; and WHEREAS, tracing its roots back to 1879, the Independent Appeal was founded by Colonel James Washington Purviance, who established a newspaper, the McNairy County Independent, that year in the Purdy Community; and WHEREAS, reacquiring the paper in 1902 and operating from the new county seat of Selmer, Colonel Purviance continued as publisher until 1920, filling the paper with stories and columns of interest to the residents of the county and surrounding communities; and WHEREAS, yet another historic milestone in the history of this illustrious newspaper was its merger in 1969 with the Adamsville Appeal, with the combined papers being renamed the Independent Appeal; and WHEREAS, committed to quality journalism, the Independent Appeal has been and

continues to be a staunch supporter of the First Amendment and the people’s right to know the truth, an able watchdog of local government and elected leaders, and a faithful chronicler of daily life in the community; and WHEREAS, the Independent Appeal has truly been blessed with many outstanding leaders and employees during its distinguished history, including past publishers Colonel J.W. Purviance, Orpheus Abernathy and Family, Ken Duke, B.O. Weeks, Wilbur Wright, George Hamilton, Bruce Hart, Leslie Houston, and William J. Rail who devoted twenty-four years of his sterling fifty-year career to the stewardship of the newspaper and to the improvement of the community; and WHEREAS, the Independent Appeal presently enjoys the inspired leadership of Janet L. Rail, Publisher; and WHEREAS, the Independent Appeal has made and continues to make immeasurable contributions to the greater good by enhancing the knowledge, education, health, and welfare of its readership each day; now, therefore, I, Ron Ramsey, Speaker of the Senate of the One Hundred Seventh General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, at the request of and in conjunction with Senator Dolores Gresham, do hereby proclaim that we honor and congratulate the Independent Appeal, along with its exemplary and hardworking leadership and staff, for 110 years of responsible and innovative journalism combined with faithful service to the good people of McNairy County and urge all Tennesseans to recognize this excellent newspaper’s many valuable contributions

to this state. Proclaimed in Nashville, Tennessee on this the 31st day of May, 2012. Ron Ramsey, Speaker of the Senate Dolores Gresham, Senator, 26th Senate District.”

Beauty Hill Road wreck injures two on July 23 By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

A wreck on Beauty Hill Road on July 23 injured two people, according to an electronic traffic crash report by Trooper Sam Bryant. Ricky D. Pickett, 56, of Henderson, was transported by air to the MED, where he was listed in fair condition, as of last Friday. Carrigan Chambers, 16, of Selmer, was transported by Emergency Medical Services ambulance to McNairy Regional Hospital. It is against MRH policy to release the condition of patients. Chambers was a passenger in a 1998 Honda Civic

driven by Tyler Gayton, 18, of Bethel Springs, who was not transported for medical treatment. Gayton was also cited for driving left of the center line. Pickett, driving a four-wheeler, was traveling east on Beauty Hill Road. Gayton was traveling west on the same road. Both vehicles were in the center of the road and met in a curve, resulting in a head-on collision. Pickett was cited for driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving an all-terrain vehicle on the road and driving left of the center line. A blood alcohol test was done on him. The results are pending. Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

A four-wheeler damaged in a two-vehicle wreck on Beauty Hill Road on July 23 sits at M & M body shop in Selmer. The driver of the four-wheeler and a passenger in the other vehicle were injured.





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C.R.U.N.K. Fest unites for Christ Mary Lou Johnson Foundation to

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Hundreds unified at the Selmer City Park last Saturday to celebrate the 4th Annual C.R.U.N.K. Fest, which is an acronym meaning Children of God Reaching Up in Need of the King. Crunk Fest is one of the many events Cypress Creek First Baptist Church hosts through the summer to engage youth members and has been held following church events such as Midnight Madness and Youth Day and Revival with Pastor Tim Rogers. “We are trying to bring unity within our community,” said Pastor Clifford Wynn. “Crunk Fest is choosing God and reaching up in the need of the King. We try to bring the community as well as our young people no matter what creed or denomination.” Midnight Madness is held the previous night and is one of the church’s Crunk Fest activities, which features a single elimination basketball tournament. The three-day youth revival kicks off the fest with a speaker from Tim Rogers and The Fellas. “We are trying to be in with the young people,” said Wynn. “Instead of them doing drugs and getting in trouble, we try to give a positive outlook. Overall it’s been a blessing.” This weekend church members from surrounding areas including Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama joined on that day for fellowship, fun, food, music, and to worship. All people are invited to attend and welcome to worship God

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Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Pastor Clifford Wynn of Cypress Creek Baptist Church holds his bible high and smiles as he rejoices and kicks off the 4th Annual Crunk Fest. through music, dance, or prayer. “I think the youth enjoyed it a lot,” said CCFBC member, Candy Taylor. “It just gave them something positive to do. Everything went great.” Aptly before school begins, the church donates school supplies at the event to all students of all ages. Four years and running, Cypress Creek has made a connection with their youth and other members and still holds strong today.

The Mary Lou Johnson Foundation will be hosting its 6th Annual Charity Scholarship Banquet on Aug. 4 at McNairy Central High School at 6 p.m. The foundation is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit tax-exempt organization founded in 2007 as a vehicle to perpetuate and honor the legacy of community service that Johnson began many years ago through education. Since 2007, through its scholarship fund, the MLJF has awarded 12 scholarships, totaling over $13,000. The scholarship program has been expanded to include a Mary Lou Johnson Educational Scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior seeking to major in the field of education. This makes it the third scholarship given each year by the foundation. “Along with the traditional African-American scholarships that are awarded, the foundation was extremely excited about awarding a new scholarship—the Mary Lou Johnson Educational Scholarship. Any high school senior majoring in education was able to apply. The scholarship committee thought it only befitting to offer an educational scholarship because Mrs. Mary Lou Johnson served as an educator for 23 years,” said LaShell Moore, MLJF President. Two $1,000 MLJF scholarships are given each year to African-American high school se-



“I think it’s real positive,” Airport Manager Chris Tull said. “We are looking forward to it. The best is yet to come, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.” Tull, who worked to secure the grant, spoke to the Independent Appeal earlier in the year about the need for repairs on the runway touching on several areas where the runway was in immediate need of attention. Earlier this year, Tull addressed the County Commission on this project and asked for their

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niors. The education scholarship is available to all high school seniors planning to major in education. 2010 Teacher of the Year Patty Kiddy will be the keynote speaker. “We are looking forward to the banquet very much. We are excited to hear Mrs. Patty speak and about the new scholarship,” Moore said. “Although the banquet serves as the primary fundraiser for the scholarship program this year, youth 18 and under will be able to attend at no charge. Although money is important, empowering our youth is more important. It’s our responsibility to empower the youth in our community and we look forward to hearing a very motivational message from our keynote speaker, Mrs. Patty Kiddy, 2010 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Patty has been a pillar in our educational community for many, many years and (we) know she will do a dynamic job at this year’s banquet. We want to invite as well as encourage everyone to come and support our recipients as well as the foundation,” Moore said.

support to help make the needed repairs to the runway. McNairy County Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe said that the county has not accepted the grant yet, but said it was in committee and the whole county commission would have to address it in their August meeting. “We will take it into consideration in the August meeting; we certainly support this,” Ashe said. “If we are going to have the airport we have to resurface the runway. When you look at a $1.3 million grant, and it costs us $68,000, we can’t afford not to do this. You couldn’t patch (the runway) for the amount we are being asked to match.”

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(Left) Wearing colorful ‘Crunk 4 Christ’ t-shirts, young adults prayed, bowed their heads, and raised their hands toward the sky. (Right) Youth church members gather, share in laughter, and have fun at the park during Crunk Fest.

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William Price, a constable, heard Cox tell Sowell to leave Doles alone, as did Doles. Doles said that Sowell told Cox if she didn’t quiet down, he would throw her in jail, too. Cox said she asked Pee Wee to calm down. “I asked him because I was afraid he was going to have a stroke or a heart attack. I started back to my van to go home, and he followed me, threatening to put me in jail for obstruction of justice,” Cox said. Cox said she didn’t remember saying, “Leave her alone.” “I have never seen a police officer act like that before,” Cox said. She said that Sowell then threatened to throw her in jail, and she asked him why. She said Sowell said that if her house was burning down not to call him, because he wouldn’t come and put it out. Doles said that Sowell then got right up in her face and laughed. “That was so unprofessional,” Doles said. “We’ll handle this matter when you are not in uniform. We’ll talk,” Doles said she told Sowell. She said Sowell’s lawyer, who was standing beside him, said that was a threat. “What about burning my house, talking about my house burning? Ain’t that kind of a threat?” Doles said she replied. “Pee Wee got right up in my face and said, ‘If you don’t leave these premises, I’m going to lock you up, and take your son away,’” Doles said. “You can’t take my son away from me,” Doles said she told Sowell. Doles daughter then told her she needed to leave because Sowell was getting his handcuffs, but she said she was leaving anyway, Doles said. “Justice was done with our neighbors, but justice was not done with Pee Wee Sowell,” Doles said. She added that Sowell didn’t do his job when she called him and should have been written up. “Something should have been done,” Doles said about the earlier incident with her dogs and her neighbors and their guns. Doles said she even apologized to Sowell at one point, but he continued to holler at her. She denied ever yelling at Sowell other than telling him to get out of her face and to leave her alone. “I’m not out for Pee Wee’s job. I’m not out to hurt Pee Wee, but the principle is he didn’t do his job,” Doles said. “I’m just talking to lawyers,” Doles replied when asked if legal action was contemplated. Doles said Benny Jennings, a citizen of Bethel Springs, told her to leave. “You ain’t my daddy,” Doles said she told him. The controversy started in the meeting when Cox mentioned there was a complaint against Sowell. “The purpose of the meeting tonight was for the police department. We have a complaint against officer Sowell,” Cox said. Cox then read the complaint. As reported in pre-

vious issues of the Independent Appeal, Jennifer and Jerry Doles called the law after their neighbor, Charles Stanley Warren, allegedly threatened to shoot their dog and Mrs. Doles with a BB/pellet gun and Barbara Lynn Stubbs, of Adamsville, threatened her with a pistol. The Doles felt Sowell was unresponsive to their complaint and was talking about the dogs instead of the threats. Sowell talked to Warren and Stubbs and told the Doles family that he could not arrest Warren and Stubbs because he did not see the guns. Instead, Sowell told them, they would have to go to the Sheriff’s office and get a warrant, which they did. Warren and Stubbs were arrested and a BB/pellet gun and a .45-caliber handgun were seized. As Cox was nearly finished reading his report, Sowell said, “You ain’t got none of it right.” “I told them I couldn’t arrest the man on the word. I had to see it—I didn’t see no gun. He stated he had a BB gun and didn’t point it at her, and he did not threaten to shoot nobody. I didn’t see the woman. That’s all I’m allowed to tell you because I’ve got to go to court. The lawyer said for me not to discuss it. I didn’t get the story that the Sheriff got,” Sowell continued. “Well, the Sheriff didn’t have to see anything either. They just went out there and arrested him and put him in jail,” Cox said. “Well, can I do that?” Sowell asked. “Sure, you can,” Cox replied. “Boy, I’m glad you ain’t the policeman in Bethel,” Sowell said. “Pee Wee did not do his job because I had to get Guy Buck and them to arrest them and seize the guns. He got away from the whole issue—two drunks with two guns threatened to shoot us, and we got a fouryear-old son, and he gonna come up in my yard three times threatening me,” Mrs. Doles said. Doles then said she ordered Sowell off her property when he came back the day after the call-in order to gather further information for his report. “I ain’t through with you anyway. The problem is somebody’s finally standing up to you,” Doles told Sowell. In an answer to a question from Vice-Mayor Bob Graham, Mrs. Doles said that she didn’t take a warrant out on Warren and Stubbs—that was up to the state. “We did tell dispatch that he had a gun and he was threatening us...It’s bad when Selmer had to do the justice and (Sowell) couldn’t do it,” Doles said. “We’re not here for this. This has been turned over to the state or it’s kind of taken out of our hands,” said Alderman Lew Perrigo. The main point of the meeting was to discuss Sowell’s schedule, which the board decided not to change. A second matter was the issue of whether and where Sowell would clock in. Since he already clocked in with dispatch, it was decided not to require him to clock in at City Hall. The board voted to continue to allow Sowell to take his car home. Calls to Pee Wee Sowell were not returned. Katie Sowell declined comment on the incident on the advice of their attorneys. Following the production of this story, Doles claims to have received a warrant in the mail charging her with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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TCAP results showed growth across the board in students testing at the proficient or advanced levels and the EOC testing gave valuable feedback for high school teachers to focus resources for future testing with additional work needed in English I and Algebra II. “In the TCAP 3-8 results we saw growth in each area,” said Dr. Brian Jackson, Assistant Director of Schools and Supervisor of Instruction with the McNairy County Board of Education. Jackson said he was pleased with the increase in the area of mathematics because they targeted that area for improvement. He said that they were expecting some growth in that subject and said it was refreshing that gains were made in that area. Overall the TCAP test showed growth in Reading/Language Arts with a 51.1 percent of students testing at P/A; this reflected a 4.1 point increase in reading over 2011 results. The TCAP Math score increased by 8 points with 49.8 percent of district students testing at the P/A levels. In Science, 64.1 percent of students tested at P/A, a 2.6 point increase over 2011. District Social Studies students gained 1.7 points with 89.7 percent of students testing at P/A. As far as the EOC testing, Jackson said there were areas where improvement was necessary and that the testing would be helpful in identifying those areas.

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“The biggest concern area is with our secondary scores looking at the end of course testing,” Jackson said. “We did not see the growth in those areas. That becomes an area of concern for us, and it is helpful in knowing those results. It will help us set our goals for the coming year.” Growth was recorded for English II, Algebra I, and Biology I. The results showed a growth of 1.8 points with a 61.9 P/A score for English II, a 3.4 point growth for Algebra I with 57.3 percent of students receiving a P/A and a large growth of 7.3 points in Biology I with 59.4 percent of students testing at the P/A level. Negative growth was recorded in three subject areas for the EOC. English I recorded a drop of 6.3 points down to 65.7 percent of students receiving a P/A score on the test. Algebra II also saw a drop of 1.2 points with only 44.2 percent of students testing at the P/A levels. The EOC testing also revealed negative growth in History, however that reflected a .9 point drop to 97.8 percent of students testing at proficient or advanced. Despite state testing requirements, nearly 49 out of every 50 students finished their history courses at a proficient or advanced level. The state has not released school by school performance grades, however the Independent Appeal will publish that data as it becomes available. For more information on district TCAP testing please visit (The Independent Appeal would like to thank Jeff York for his contribution to this story.)

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the Ranger turned off its lights, when it stopped parallel in the roadway. The police car was attempting to miss the Ranger when contact was Matthew Jerry Ward was indicted by the Har- made. Ward was identified as the driver of the din County Grand Jury on July 16, according to Ranger on Dec. 11 by Jones, according to the accident report. the Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk’s office. Patrolmen Jones and Taylor were injured The nine-count indictment includes two counts of aggravated assault, one count of evad- and taken by Emergency Medical Services aming arrest, two counts of reckless driving, one bulance to the Hardin Medical Center. Former count of leaving the scene of an accident involv- Crump Chief of Police Youngson characterized ing death and personal injury, two counts of their injuries as minor, when he spoke to the Independent Appeal in December. reckless driving, one count of vioHe said they were hospitalized lation of the registration law, one and released. count of violation of the financial Ward attempted to file a stolen responsibility law requiring autovehicle report with the Tennessee mobile insurance and one count Highway Patrol. Realizing the outof failing to give immediate nostanding warrants on him, THP tice of an accident. took him into custody at his home The charges arise out of an inon Dec. 11, and he was brought cident that occurred in Crump on to the Crump Police Department, Dec. 9, 2011 after 11 p.m. Accordwhere he was processed and taking to an electronic traffic crash en to Hardin County Jail. He was report by Trooper Charles StewWARD released on $25,000 bond, accordart, a white 2010 Ford CVC police vehicle driven by Patrolman Daryl Colt Jones ing to the booking report. Ward has a prior criminal record. Accordwas attempting to stop a 1996 blue Ford Ranger driven by Jerry Mathew Ward southbound on ing to the Tennessee Court Information System, Highway 22, when the Ranger crossed over to the Ward has either pleaded guilty or otherwise been north bound lane and turned, the vehicle facing adjudicated guilty in the McNairy County Courts westbound on 22, blocking the roadway. The po- of such offenses as possession of Schedule VI lice car struck the Ranger in the passenger side drugs in a school zone on Jan. 5, 2004, unlawful door. The police car ran off the right side of the drug paraphernalia uses and activities on May 16, 2005 and simple possession/casual exchange roadway and down an embankment. The Ranger left the scene and headed south of marijuana on Dec 20, 2010, May 16, 2005 and on 22 with the front right tire blown out. It was Feb. 8, 2007. He has also been guilty of such weapons offound on East Elizie Pounds Road, in McNairy fenses as possession of a handgun while under County. Patrolman Jones and then Patrolman Shawn the influence on May 16, 2005 and possessing a Taylor, a passenger in the police car, both said weapon with intent to go armed on May 16, 2005. Head News Writer

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Owners of Clark’s Cafe present a check on Tuesday morning to the State Champion Ramer Dixie Youth Majors All-Star Team, who is headed to the Dixie Youth World Series in Bartow, Fla. The team has raised over $9,000 with the help of many local businesses and friends. Their first game will be this Saturday at 4 p.m. Left to Right: Christina Clark, Ronnie Brooks, Nikki Sheets, Kensley Montgomery, Coach Shane Teague, Stevie Clark, Asia Clark, Allen Clark, and players Peyton Burrow and Stone Teague.

Up Close with Chris Williams

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Selmer native Chris Williams is another local boy who has succeeded. He has a new show, Up Close with Chris Williams, which will debut on PBS in September. Here, he shoots a promo for the upcoming show in Selmer last Friday. He is joined by his parents Johnny and Sue Williams. The show premieres Sept. 13 on local PBS stations. See next week’s edition of the Independent Appeal for a complete feature on Chris Williams and his upcoming show.


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McNairy County Pupil Struck by Speeding Car A speeding car, passing a loaded school bush, which had stopped to unload children, nearly snuffed out the life of Thomas Michael Harris, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harris, Bethel Springs, Tennessee,Monday at 11 a.m. In a statement issued by School Superintendent Julius S. Hurst, the following account was given. A 54 passenger bus, driven by Quay Gaddy, stopped on High 45 about 3 miles north of Bethel Springs, to unload pupils at 3 houses. Bus signals were on, and the bus stop sign was out. Young Harris started across the road.

A 1961 Chevrolet Car driven by Mrs. Mattie Chambry, of Flint, Michigan, came around the bus at a high speed. She applied brakes to the car, locking all wheels. The car slid 100 feet, hitting young Harris, knocking him up into the air and about 12-14 feet to the side of the road. “By a miracle, Mike Harris was not killed,”Hurst said. Harris received deep cuts on his head, torn ligaments in one leg, multiple body bruises and a brain concussion. Reports indicated he had no broken bones. Chambry was charged with reckless driving. Harris was rushed to McNairy County General Hospital and was in fair condition at last report.

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Volume 110, Number 11, Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mcnairy voices In the Aug. 2 election, Ronnie Brooks and Tom Cauley are running for County Mayor, and Betty Ashe and Keith Jernigan are running for Property Assessor. Who do you think will win and why?

Albert Brown (Bethel Springs):

Marty McGee (Selmer):

Jeremy Newman (Selmer):

Earnie Heins (Selmer):

Bobby Henson (Old Purdy):

Linda Dowty (Selmer):

“Ronnie Brooks and the Jernigan boy because they are going to get the most votes.

“I believe Jernigan and Ronnie Brooks are going to win because I’m a Democrat.”

Ronnie Brooks because he is a nice man and deserves it. Betty Ashe. She seems like she would be a good person for office and she works hard for it.”

“Tom Cauley because he’s the best man for the job. He’s a strong person and he’s a good leader. I think Ashe will win the Property Assessor’s race. I like her. She’s done a good job and is always nice.”

“I think Betty Ashe because she’s got the experience and she’s already in there and on the County Mayor, I think Brooks will win it because he is well-known around and he’s a very nice guy not that the other guy is not nice and I think he will because he’s already well-known and has been in politics from a long time and I think he will win it.”

“My personal opinion is that they’re both very nice guys, but my boys grew up with Ronnie Brooks. He was their golf teacher and I love him to death. I have to go for Ronnie. I have to go with Miss Betty. We have to keep those women in office.”

Irving Meek, Jr. Memorial Library in Adamsville is Still Going Strong

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.

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Letter to the editor

Independent Appeal editor discusses schools referendum The library is having a great summer with all our new books, and our computer classes are better than ever. Charles Young, the instructor, is getting a great response form our community. Classes are structured to begin anywhere you need to and learn at your pace. Just a reminder, our classes are every Tusday and Thusday from

4-6 p.m. Come join us and learn and meet new people every week. Just another reason why Irving Meek, Jr. Memorial Library is “The Little Library With the Big Heart.” Contact Marsha Jernigan Hutcherson, director, for any questions. Our phone number is (731) 632-3572.

Hutcherson receives degree

The importance of a quality education and the life-long impact it will have on a child is sometimes overlooked. Today, McNairy County stands at a crossroads. Before us lie two paths. We can choose to vote for a small sales tax increase of one half percent ($0.25 per day based on a budget of $50 per day), and a very small wheel tax of $20 ($0.05 per day) or we can choose to do nothing. If you choose yes, you will be building monuments to our county’s future that will stand for decades and provide our children with a safe well-built place of learning. Your choice to build new schools will take sacrifice, as all great tasks do. But it is a sacrifice that the people of McNairy are more than capable of making. Sacrifice is something McNairy Countians are familiar with. Today, we are merely asked to contribute $.30 per

day in the very county whose eastern fields saw 20,000 of our fellow countrymen spill their blood for the right to govern themselves freely and fairly at the battle of Shiloh 150 years ago. Many of those who reside here are decendents of those whose sacrifice is remembered and felt to this day. We also stand here just miles away from one of the greatest feats of human engineering on the face of the planet. In 1933, in the midst of the worst economic disaster our nation has ever known, it was decided that we would begin the largest public works project ever attempted. This decision, along with the sweat equity of our citizens, produced, in total, 29 hydroelectric dams throughout the southeast bringing electricity, flood control and modernization to an area particularly hard hit by the depression. While the construction of the TVA dams was also controver-

sial in their time, looking back it is hard to imagine life here without them. The lasting impact of those who stood before us, and who dared to do great things lives on to this day. So it is today that I ask you, the citizens of McNairy County, to use the freedoms afforded you by those who fought and died, to cast your vote on Nov. 6. I further ask that when you vote that you dare to imagine a better world...a better home for us in McNairy County. I am asking that we make this sacrifice to leave our mark on future generations and meet the challenge that has been placed before us just like those who stood on this very soil have done time and time again. Assuming the county commission agrees to allow the people of McNairy County to decide for themselves on this issue, I ask you to cast your vote for our county’s future. Vote yes to approve the wheel

tax and vote yes to approve the sales tax increase in order to build two new schools for our children. Please vote for our county’s future on November 6. My opinions here are not those of our paper, our staff or our publisher, but I would like to thank them for the ability to voice my opinion here. This is a decision that effects everyone in the county and the ramifications of this decision, yes or no, will effect future generations for years to come. I invite every citizen of McNairy County, regardless of their point of view on this subject, to voice their opinion as well. Please write or email us your thoughts on the construction of the new schools and the accompanying tax increase. I look forward to hearing your responses. Christen Coulon Editor, Independent Appeal

Citizen upset with process of county land sale Marsha Jernigan Hutcherson, Director of the The Irving Meek, Jr. Library in Adamsville received her management degree. This is a three year program which teaches library skills, policies, laws and public speaking to name a few. Marsha was presented her diploma from Secretary of the State of Tennessee, Tre Hargett. “I was so honored when the library board voted to send me to school. Meeting all the other directors of libraries across the state was priceless. We all networked together to learn how to handle special situations to meet the needs of our patrons. Come in and visit us, I am eager to help our patrons any way I can through our library, The Library with the Big Heart.”

In 2003, Ronnie Brooks, Circuit Court Clerk, placed a parcel of property located at Murry Loop in Bethel Springs to be sold at Public Auction. This was a Court ordered sale and it was so ordered that it be advertised for 4 weeks in the local county paper. However, after 2 weeks of advertising this way, he hired a local real estate agency. The contract he made with the real estate company reflected approximately twenty percent of the total gross land sale. He ad-

vertised the land sale out of county in several area papers, including the Jackson Sun. In addition, there was insufficient research of the tracts of land to be sold, and a tract of land that was NOT part of the original and was an inheritance acreage tract was placed in the auction as well. The sale took place on March 31, 2003. The total gist of all his efforts was to make this endeavor more profitable to his office, and he failed to comply with the professional expectations

of his position when he made these decisions. It would be interesting to know how many more people’s trusts were violated with similar actions of Mr. Brooks during his tenure of office as McNairy Circuit Court Clerk. Concerns to the McNairy County people should be: What future trusts of citizens will be ignored if Mr. Brooks becomes the County Mayor? Would it not also have been to the better interest of the citizens of McNairy County if

Mr. Brooks had resigned his present office of Circuit Court Clerk before throwing his hat in the ring for County Mayor? It lends one to wonder how someone can give adequate time to a present paid position while spending adequate time appealing to the people for another higher paid position? This is my personal opinion and submission. Joe Maynard Murry 7/30/2012

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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Cheryl Ann Taylor

Patricia Jean Stowell Rankin

Paula Jean Davis Douglas

Funeral services for Cheryl Ann Taylor, age 57, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Hill Memorial Cemetery near Selmer. Mrs. Taylor, the daughter of the late Alton and LueNeal Freeman Rickman, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 in Jackson. She is survived by her daughters, Angel (Phillip) Reaves, Stevie (Michael) Holmes, Jessica Floyd and Jennifer Floyd; her son, Robert Michael (Candi) Floyd; her brothers, James Rickman and Bobby Neal (Brenda) Rickman and nine grandchildren. Pafford Funeral Home, (731) 968-2544,

Patricia Jean (Mrs. Pat) Stowell Rankin was born September 6, 1939 in Emmett, ID, the daughter of the late Edward E. and Kathrine Eleanor Bash Stowell. She was united in marriage to Welton Rankin on July 24, 1962. Mrs. Rankin was a machine operator for Capro when she retired in 2001, and had also served in the United States Navy. She was a member of the Finger First Baptist Church. Her favorite pastimes were crocheting, working crossword puzzles, tending her roses, collecting angels, and cooking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Mrs. Rankin departed this life on July 25, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 72 years, 10 months, 19 days. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Welton Rankin of Bethel Springs, TN; a daughter, Shannon Moore of Corinth, MS; two sons, Darrell Rankin and David Rankin and wife Vickie, all of Bethel Springs, TN; two brothers, Alfred Gibbons and Douglas Stowell, both of Nampa, ID; a sister, Barbara Lutter of Zuni, VA; five grandchildren: Jenny Renee Connor and husband Matt of Bethel Springs, TN, Brittany Crowe and husband Nick of Bethel Springs, TN, Beth Ann Rankin of Selmer, TN, Michaela Lynn Tull of Bethel Springs, TN, and Chasity Nicole Smith; eight great-grandchildren: Karter, Logan, Preston, Sydney, Kayla, Emma, Ashley, and Lexi. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rankin was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Stowell; and a grandchild, April Dawn Smith. Services were held on July 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bobby Bray officiating. Burial followed in the O’Neal Cemetery.

Paula Jean Davis Douglas was born May 24, 1953 in Blytheville, AR, the daughter of the late Hubert Davis and Maggie Annie McKnight Lawson. Miss Douglas was a resident of the Hardin County Nursing Home, in Savannah, TN. She departed this life on July 21, 2012 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 59 years, 1 month, 27 days. She is survived by a brother, Herbert Davis of Lexington, KY and other extended family. Interment was held at Moore’s School House Cemetery in McNairy County, TN.

Tanya Lee Bearden Cohea Tanya Lee Bearden Cohea was born April 18, 1976 in Selmer, Tennessee. Mrs. Cohea was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church. She departed this life on July 25, 2012 in at the age of 36 years, 3 months, 7 days. Mrs. Cohea is survived by her husband, Michael Cohea; her parents, James Lyman and Lanna Faye Todd Bearden; her sons, Parker and Peyton Childers of Ramer, TN; her daughter, CarolAnne Cohea of Adamsville, TN; stepdaughter, Cierra Young and husband Greg of Ripley, MS; step-son, Brice Cohea of Ripley. MS; step-grandsons, Curt and Cameron of Ripley, MS; her sisters, Annette Berryman and husband Michael and Ginny Gramse and husband Heath all of Adamsville; nieces and nephews, Colton, Kelsee, Cameron, Kaylee and Emalee; and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by, her maternal grandparents, Ted and Naomi Todd and her paternal grandparents, Dwight Bearden and Estel and Fannie Locke. Services were held on July 27, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Bro. Dick Humphrey, Rev. Glen Scott officiated. Burial followed in the Mt. Vinson Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee.

Marilyn Ingram Ervin Marilyn Delores Ingram Ervin was born July 29, 1954 in Memphis, TN, the daughter of Dan and the late Gene Ingram. Ms. Ervin was a secretary for Home Interiors. Ms. Ervin departed this life on July 22, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the age of 57 years, 11 months, 23 days. She is survived by her father, Dan Ingram of Ramer, TN; two daughters, Angie Ervin and fiance Matt of Knoxville, TN, Daphne Collier of Columbia, TN; a son, Dr. Chris Ervin and wife Amanda of Bowling Green, KY; two brothers, Dan Ingram Jr. and wife Michelle of Wellington, FL, Dudley Ingram and wife Diane of Guys, TN; two sisters, Marjie Gray and husband Ronnie of Corinth, MS, Robin Ingram of Corinth, MS, and a sister-in-law, Peggy Ingram of Halls, TN; four grandchildren, Michaela Czerniak, Tayzha Collier, Mekhi Frazier, Maia Ervin; special niece, Carrie Farris; and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her mother, Ms. Ervin was preceded in death by a brother, Mark (Pooh) Ingram; her grandparents, Dudley and Maidel Richard, and grandmother, Lois Ingram. A graveside service was held on July 25, 2012 at the Eastview Baptist Church Cemetery in Eastview, TN with Bob Layman officiating.

Utah Stidham Utah Stidham, age 73, passed away July 26, 2012 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born and reared in Chester County, the Masseyville Community, the son of the late Clyde Raymond and Alene Smith Stidham. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1958 and married Jo Mathews in 1963. They lived in Memphis a few years before moving to the Masseyville Community of Chester County in 1967. Mr. Stidham attended Jackson State Community College and began work for Grinnell Corporation and continued there for nearly 30 years until his retirement. He played baseball and basketball at Chester County High School. His senior basketball team played in the state tournament in 1958. He was an avid UT football and basketball fan. He had a keen memory for high school statistics and UT football and basketball facts. He is survived by his wife Jo Stidham, a daughter Wendy Siler and husband Britt of Henderson and a brother A.C. Stidham and wife Donna of Bethel Springs and a grandson Drew Siler. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bro. Charles Whitten officiating. The burial will follow in the Cave Springs Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors-Casey Chapel, 304 Crook Avenue, Henderson, Tennessee 38340, (731) 989-2421.

SUNRISE by David Coy

Changed Scripture speaks of people changing in a twinkling of an eye. When we experience a traumatic event in our life, we in similar fashion are inextricably changed forevermore. What will this change be like? I do not know, nor do you until you are personally involved in your own individual loss. You see grief, like our loss is unique and individual to ourselves. This change reminds me of the writing of Edgar Allan Poe’s, “Raven.” Within this lovelorn poem he wrote, “…sorrow for the lost Lenore – Nameless here for evermore.” As we read we realize that he has sought in vain to surcease his sorrow – “sorrow for the lost Lenore -- For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore—Nameless here for evermore.” He has even delved into his library of “forgotten lore” in his attempt to forget his sorrow. Traumatic loss changes us to our very core. The example of this poem is negative. The character is not coping well at all with his changed life status. As a matter of fact, it is generally agreed he continued to descend into madness. No I am not saying we have this to look forward to. Thankfully, no one has as yet shared the depth of despair that could not be triumphed and overcome. There are coping skills most of us posses, that will enable us to achieve peace and acceptance in our changed world. Our first step is to accept our change. Embrace the responsibilities that are expected and demanded of us in our new life. Secondly, begin to rebuild your life. In the movie, The Ultimate Gift, the elderly grandfather is explaining to his grandson, after losing everything several times that it is the perfect place in which to begin. You may feel this way, that life as you know it is over. What better place then, in which to ‘begin anew?’ This is Sunrise.

Mary Sims Mary Sims was born June 19, 1924 in McNairy County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Charlie and Era Wilds Nichols. She was a homemaker and a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to John H. Sims. Mrs. Sims departed this life on July 25, 2012 at her home at the age of 88 years, 1 month, 6 days. She is survived by her husband John H. Sims of Guys, TN; two daughters, Ellen Horton and husband James of Guys, TN, Pat Davis and husband Larry of Bethel Springs, TN; two grandchildren, Stacy Horton and wife Laura of Florence, AL, Brian Hendrix and wife Tracy of Knoxville, TN; 5 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ona Allen of Nashville, TN, and her twin sister Martha Kennedy of Selmer, TN. and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by a sister, Azalee Nichols; two brothers, Herschel Nichols, Charles Nichols. Funeral services were held on July 26, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Eric Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Eastview, Tennessee. Serving as Pallbearers were Jimmy Burns, Terry Pearson, Eddie Lambert, Andrew Martin, Russell Coln, David Petty.

Ashley Williams Lawson Ashley Williams Lawson, 27, of Haleyville, AL passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Her funeral service was held Thursday, July 26, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Haleyville. Dr. Ronald Meeks and Dr. Jim Cooley officiated the service. Burial followed in Winston Memorial Cemetery, with Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville directing. Pallbearers were Chris Lawson, Chase Hockaday, Brad Knight, Britt Richards, Jason Smith, John Calvert, Wesley Whitlock and Hud Guthrie. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Turbyfill, Joey Oliver, Jason Yarbrough, Davis Rahal, Matt Willis, Matt Griswell, Adam Day, Joey Whitten, Tommy Elam, and Joey Maness. Ashley attended First Baptist Church in Haleyville. She was preceded in death by her son, Troy William Lawson; grandparents, L.B. And Brigitte Williams and father-inlaw, David Lawson. She is survived by her husband, Brandon Lawson; son, John David “Jack” Lawson, II; parents, Belinda and Ed Rahal and Tom and Joann Williams; sisters, Kaitlin Williams and Collin Rahal; brother, Davis Rahal; grandparents, Glenn Culp and Troy and Dorothy Suggs; great-grandmother, Berta Ryan and mother-in-law, Janice Lawson. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Ashley Williams Lawson Foundation at First National Bank in Haleyville, AL.

Leonard Royal Copeland Leonard Royal Copeland of Adamsville, Tennessee was born April 21, 1926 in McNairy County, TN, the son of the late William Alton and Mary Elizabeth Octavie Meek Copeland. He was united in marriage to Nina Pearl Learue on July 15, 1956. Mrs. Copeland preceded him in death on September 12, 2009. Mr. Copeland departed this life on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the home of his daughter Carol in Stantonville, Tennessee at the age of 86 years, 3 months, 2 days. Mr. Copeland was Shipping Manager at Automotive Fabric Specialists in Adamsville, Tennessee. He also had worked at Harwood Manufacturing in Adamsville. Mr. Copeland was a member of Adamsville First Baptist Church. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, his tractor, and his cat. He is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Smith and husband Dwayne of Stantonville, TN; a son, Eddie Lynn Copeland and wife Sherry of Adamsville, TN; three grandchildren, Kelsey Michelle Copeland of Adamsville, TN, Joshua Dwayne Smith and wife Charlotte of Carbondale, IL, Emily Faith Smith of Adamsville, TN; a brother, William Elton Copeland and wife Betty of Adamsville, TN. A host of extended family and friends. Funeral services were held on July 25, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Bro. Phil Mitchell and Joshua Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Hill Memorial Garden at Adamsville, Tennessee. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangements. Serving as Pallbearers were Bob Gray, Tyler Freeman, John Robert Learue, Fred Bell, Greg Brasher, Josh Smith. Memorials may be directed to the Adamsville First Baptist Church.

Randy Matthew Kennard Randy Matthew Kennard passed away at his home in Guys, Tenn. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the age of 52. He was born December 6, 1960. He was a superintendent of Jesco Construction and Engineering Department with 26 years of service. He enjoyed his job and loved working. His coworkers were like his family. He was of the Baptist Faith. He loved spending time with all of his family and friends. He was a soft-spoken humble and generous man who was always kind and gentle and enjoyed helping others. His favorite hobbies were watching football games and NASCAR. He was proud of his vintage tractor and would often engage Casey, his son, in a race to see who could mow most of their large lawn. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Darlene Cook Kennard of Guys, Tenn.; his mother, Dorothy Dell Rushing Kennard of Trimble, Ohio; a daughter, Angel Edwards and husband, Eric of Nelsonville, Ohio; a son, Casey Crow and wife Tasha, of Trimble, Ohio; four grandchildren: Kyler Kennard, Allisyn Edwards, Gage Crow, and Weston Crow; a brother, Brad Kennard of Corinth, MS, a sister, Valarie Arnold and husband Steve of Gloster, Ohio; one nephew and one niece, other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William Lewis Kennard and one brother, Steve Kennard. He was interred at Henry Cemetery with visitation at Magnolia Funeral Home on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. and a funeral service at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, with family friends and Charlie Browning officiating. Pallbearers were Kenny Lovelace, Franks Curtis, Danny Cook, and John Wardlow. Honorary pallbearers were Jesco Superintendents and all other special personnel.


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Amanda Lynette Grisham & Jordan Paul Harris Mary Lauren Walden & Daniel Wayne Teague

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Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy G. Grisham of Morris Chapel are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Lynette Grisham to Jordan Paul Harris, son of Tracy and Melissa Harris of Finger. Amanda is the granddaughter of the late Lonzie and Liness Moody and the late Lemual and Amanda D. Grisham. The bride-elect graduated as Valedictorian in 2010 from New Beginnings Christian Home School. She is currently attending Jackson State Community College majoring in K-6 integrative studies. She is a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant and substitute teacher in Hardin County. Jordan is the grandson of Don and Gail Lipford and Mary Jane and the late Paul Harris, all of Finger. The groom-elect graduated from HomeLife Academy in 2008. He graduated from Jackson State Community College in 2011 with a degree in Industrial Maintenance/ElectroMechanical Engineering concentration. He is employed in the maintenance department at Volvo-Penta in Lexington. The couple will exchange vows on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the House of Mercy, Hwy 69 S, Morris Chapel. All friends and family are invited to attend.

Melissa and Joe Page of Selmer, Tennessee and Bobby Walden of Jackson, Tennessee announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Lauren Walden, to Daniel Wayne Teague, the son of Terry and Sherry Teague of Guys. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wayne and Fran Bolton of Selmer and Bob and Kay Walden of Savannah. She is a 2005 graduate of McNairy Central High School, a 2008 graduate of Belmont University, and a 2012 graduate of University of Tennessee College of Law. In August, she will begin work as an associate attorney for the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, PLLC in Nashville. The groom-elect is the grandson of Gene and Louise McCarter and the late JC and Iller Teague, all of Guys. He is a 2002 graduate of McNairy Central High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee Martin. In August, he will begin occupational therapy school at Belmont University in Nashville. The wedding is planned for August 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Selmer. All family and friends are invited to attend. Only out of town invitations are being sent.

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church events August 3 • Savannah Gospel Summer Singing On Friday August 3 in Savannah, TN at the Hardin County High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00p.m., Josh & Ashley Franks will be hosting the annual, Savannah Gospel Summer Sing. The concert will feature, the man known with the teardrop in his voice, Tony Gore, along with Grammy and Dove nominee and multiaward winning family group, The Nelons, and the most exciting group in gospel music from Cleveland, Tenn., the Singing Echoes. "This is the largest summer sing we have ever had" Stated promoter Josh Franks. For more information contact 731-607-1948 or visit Doors will open one hour before concert. • 1st United Methodist Bazaar & Yard Sale On August 3rd& 4th, Friday & Saturday we will be having our quarterly Youth Mission yard sale and we will be offering Bazaar table space which is available at $20 per table for your handmade items only. Funds from the table rentals only will go toward Youth Missions. Contact Laura at 610-0735 regarding table reservations or pick up of yard sale donations. August 5 • Little Zion Family Friends Day Little Zion M B Church will be having Family and Friends Day on Sunday August 5, 2012 at 3 p.m. Guest for the occassion will be Rev. Billy Rainey and New Lebanon Church. Pastor of Little Zion M B Church is Rev. Chris Traylor. • Sportsman’s Dinner Sportsman’s Dinner at Good Hope Baptist Church on Saturday, August 11, 2012 begins at 6 p.m. Special speaker is Jason Martindale – Fishers of Men and Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Savannah, Tenn. There will be a Wild Game, Hamburger, and Hot dog meal. Tickets are $3 each (age 5 and under free) plus everyone please bring a canned item for an upcoing mission trip to the Appalachian Mountains. Please purchase tickets in advance so we can prepare plenty of food.

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Call (731) 632-0379 with questions or to purchase tickets and someone will return your call. August 12 • Piney Grove Revival Piney Grove Church of God (888 Rose Creek Rd, Selmer, TN) wil begin revival with Rev. Rick Cottrell, August 12-15, 2012. Sunday Services 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mon. – Wed 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. August 14 • 1st United Methodist Preschool Open House Adamsville First United Methodist Preschool (on Main Street) will be having their Open House on August 14, 2012 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 3-5. Call (731) 632-3870 for more information.

Monday, July 23 Motor vehicle accident, with injuries – Capooth Rd – 1:45 a.m. Welfare check – Hwy 64 W – 2:47 a.m. Public service – 9:28 a.m. Speak with an officer – 10:16 a.m. Public service – 10:54 a.m. Harass phone calls – Industrial Park Dr – 2:06 p.m. Unwanted subject – Industrial Park Dr – 2:08 p.m. Animal control, dead animal – Payne Rd – 2:15 p.m. Transport start – Quinco – 2:35 p.m. Trespassing – Rose Creek Rd – 2:42 p.m. Trespassing – Rushing Rd – 3:12 p.m. Theft of property – Buena Vista – 4:45 p.m. Retrieve property – Hwy 142 – 5:04 p.m. Retrieve property – Hwy 142 – 6:33 p.m. Animal control – Main St – 7:55 p.m. Suspicious person – Hwy 45 N – 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 Animal control – 3204 Main St – 7:34 a.m.

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Public service – Charlie Pound Rd – 10:01 a.m. Theft of property – Hwy 64 W – 11:28 a.m. Public service – Flower Ln – 2:05 p.m. Animal control – Hwy 57 E – 2:40 p.m. Littering – Hwy 22 N – 4:41 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Gay Thompson – 4;46 p.m.

Mills - Jones Mary Jane Mills and Kevin Mills of Selmer, TN announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Beth Mills, to William Bradley Jones, the son of Barry and Patricia Jones of Milan, TN. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Coy Mitchell of Selmer and Estel and Mary Ruth Mills of Michie. She is a 2004 graduate of McNairy Central High School, a 2009 graduate of the University of Memphis, and a 2011 graduate of Union University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. She is currently employed at Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic in Selmer and Get Well Family Clinic in Jackson, TN. The groom-elect is the grandson of Tommy and Thelma Ross, Margie Jones, and the late William Rob Jones all of Milan, TN. He is a 2004 graduate of Milan High School and a 2010 graduate of Union University. He is currently in Union University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program and expects to graduate this December of 2012. He is currently employed at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. The wedding is planned for August 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Jackson, TN.

Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 4:57 p.m. Public service – 7:11 p.m. Traffic stop – BP – 8:07 p.m. Public service – Hwy 22 S – 9:01 p.m. Public service – Wane Elam Rd – 11:12 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 Disturbance noise/music – Deertrail

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Ryder Kiddy Kaitlyn Breanne George

Kaitlyn is 3 months old Kaitlyn Breanne George was three months old on June 28, 2012. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Melissa (Drobina) George and Christopher George of Humphrey, Ark. She is a blessing to us. She is the granddaughter of Janelle & Russell Drobina of Stantonville, Tenn. and Tina & Melvin George of Elaine, Ark.

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Ryder Kiddy turns one Ryder celebrated his first birthday with family on Saturday, June 23rd. He had a Big Bird and Elmo cake. He turned one on June 30th. He is the son of Ryan Kiddy of Selmer and Shelby Carter of Adamsville. His grandparents are Ronnie and Katherine Kiddy of Selmer and Tom and Tammy Ratliff of Morris Chapel.


Austin Family The family of Daniel Craig (BC) Austin would like to express our sincere appreciation for the kind words, phone calls, prayers, food, cards & flowers. A special thank you to McNairy County General Hospital, first responders, Dr. Hall, Davita, Brother Tim Elrod, Shackelford Funeral Directors Staff and Fannie’s Florist. Your words of love and encouragement are very appreciated. The Family

Mr. & Mrs. Neal Lynch

50th Anniversary Neal and Janice Lynch of Finger, Tenn. will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 11, 2012. They were married on August 11, 1962 in Henderson, Tenn. Neal and Janice have one daughter, Terry (Scott) Pitman, and three grandsons, Shane, Taylor, and Tanner, all of Rosemark, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Lynch have lived most of their married life on the family farm where Neal made his living farming. Janice worked 29 years at First State Bank in Henderson, Tenn. The couple are now enjoying their retirement years together with friends and family. Mrs. and Mrs. Lynch will be honored at a reception on August 12, 2012 at Sagamore Lodge in Chickasaw State Park from 1-4 p.m. Family and friends invited. The family requests no gifts.

court briefs Joshua N. Malone – Theft of property ($500-$1,000), attempt – Bound over to grand jury. David A. Brown, Jr. – Probation violation – Probation reinstated on payment of $500 today. Defendant to submit to drug screens as required by probation. Drug evaluation through JACOA. Mark Edge – Simple possession/Casual exchange – Fined $250 and ordered to pay court costs ($718.23), supervised probation for one year, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation.

Wilkerson Family The family of Opal J.D. Wilkerson would like to express their appreciation for the visits, food, flowers, and donations, cards and words of comfort in the loss of our loved one. May God bless each of you. The family of J.D. Wilkerson

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Thanks for the Memories

by Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

This week we had the honor of celebrating a fiftieth wedding anniversary. The only sad thing was the next day we lost Ms. Pat. On Wednesday, July 25, Weldon and Patricia Rankins celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They had family present and lots of their grandchildren. They both enjoyed the day and I asked if they would allow me to write about them this week and they both agreed. The next morning, as I walked in the door, I was told they needed me in her room. I am very sorry to say, we were not able to give her one more year to add to this great marriage. They, like me, have most of their roots in Finger, Tenn. so I have known these two great people most of my life. They have two sons and one daughter. Ms. Pat worked with my brother Jack Robbins and they were great friends. At the party, she told me about some of their tales at work and we both enjoyed remembering what a great man he was. I loved my brother and always looked up to him and so did Ms. Pat.


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DUI, first offense – Fined $350 and 48 hour sentence, supervised probation. Drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehab. Simple poss/ Casual exchange – Fined $250 and costs. Sentenced to 6 days. Supervised probation. Not drive in Tenn. for 1 year. Alcohol and drug evaluation. Poss unlawful drug paraphernalia, attempt – Fined $150 and costs. Sentenced to 6 days. Supervised probation for 1 year. Not drive in TN for 1 year. Alcohol/drug eval. Detric D. Pledge – Disorderly conduct – Fine costs, sentenced 14 days, supervised probation Timothy S. Mitchell – Assault, attempt – Dismiss on payment of costs an dgood behavior for 6 months. Victim in jail on false report charge. Def to attend anger management. Def has served 18 days in jail. Supervised probation. Billy Ledlow, Jr. - Schedule III drugs, mfg, del, sell, poss


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rybottom Rd – 8:05 a.m. Public service – Joe Dillion – 10:53 a.m. Breaking into home/business – Oem Ave – 11:39 a.m. Breaking into home/business – Gay Thompson Rd – 3:12 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 45 N – 3:33 p.m. Speak with an officer – Hwy 142 – 3:56 p.m. Public service – 5:28 .m. Breaking into home/business – Hwy 22 S – 5:38 p.m. Animal control – Leapwood Enville Rd – 6:14 p.m. Traffic stop – Leapwood Enville/Old Stage – 6:46 p.m. Public service – 6:44 p.m. Serving warrant – Mitchell – 7:05 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 8:59 p.m. Traffic stop – Purdy School Rd – 9:49

Ms. Pat has been in our home before and had such a great success story. I could not wait till this week to tell you about our Rehab department and the great job they did getting her back to home to live her life. The story does not stop with this week. She will live her life through her children, grandchildren and a great man whose she was married to for fifty years and one day. Her family told me today if something happens to me, I reach in my pocket and pull out a good memory. When she was in the hospital in Jackson, they say she kept saying, “I got to get back to McNairy Healthcare Center where they will take care of me.” She loved the staff here and they loved her. Our rehab department did a great job with Ms. Pat. They gave her the opportunity to go home and live a life that blessed others in so many ways. I personally got to hear some great stories about a brother who was and is very special to me. Thank you, Ms. Pat, for the memories. To her children and husband, thank you for sharing this great lady with us. Until next time. – Fined $750 and costs. Sentenced to 35 days. Supervised probation for 1 year. Alcohol/ drug evaluation. Stacey B. Knight – Failure to appear – Fined costs. Sentenced to 10 days. Supervised probation. Bobby L. Burch – DUI: First offense – Fined $350 and court costs ($705.73). 48 hour sentence. Supervised probation. Drug/alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehab. Jay Renee Brown – Violation of order of protection/restraining order – Fined costs. Sentenced to 9 days. No contact with victim. Supervised probation. Mindy S. Boggs – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on payment of costs. James E. Rowsey – Open container – Fined $25 Zachary J. Weatherford – Underage consumption – Fine $50 and costs. Sentenced to 48 hours. Alcohol/drug evaluation James B. Thompson – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on payment of costs. Traffic stop – 7:57 p.m. Welfare check – Bullman Rd – 8:02 p.m. Traffic stop – In front of pizza hut – 8:46 p.m. Reckless driver – Junction – 9:23 p.m.

Thursday, July 26 Assault, already occurred – Hwy 57 W – 12:17 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 12:33 a.m. Breaking into home/business – Odem Ave – 9:11 a.m. Speak with an officer – 3:20 p.m. public service – Industrial Dr – 7:17 p.m. Suspicious activity – Hendrix Rd – 10:23 p.m. traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 28 Busy – Pine Ridge Ln – 12:00 a.m. Traffic stop – Industrial Park Dr – 6:15 a.m. Domestic in progress, verbal – Sol Colston Rd – 7:02 a.m. Alarm Residence/business – Sulphu7r Springs Rd – 9:04 a.m. Domestic in progress, verbal – Payne Rd – 10:58 a.m. Vandalism – Gilchrist Stantonville Rd – 11:28 a.m. Public service – Dillon Rd – 12:09 p.m. public service – Hines Gin Rd – 12:40 p.m. Breaking into home/business – Hwy 45 S – 4:36 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Good Hope Church Rd – 4:50 p.m. Disturbance unknown – New Hope Rd – 7:44 p.m. Harass phone calls – Public service – 7:59 p.m. Speak with a n officer – Sandy Flatt Rd – 8:05 p.m. Traffic stop – Pappy Johns – 8:47 p.m. Suspicious person – Big Hill Pond Park Entrance – 9:00 p.m. Officer assistance – Wolfpen Rd – 11:23 p.m.

Friday, July 27 Animal control – Bethel/45 – 12:45 a.m. Suspicious activity – Buena Vista Rd – 2:23 a.m. Public service – 9:34 a.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 64 W – 1:37 p.m. Harass threats – Industrial Park Dr – 2:38 pm. Harass stalking – Hamburg Rd – 3:06 p.m. Vandalism – Montrose Carroll Rd – 3:04 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S- 4:34 p.m. Reckless driver – Old Stage Rd – 4:47 p.m. Burglary – Hwy 57 E – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 29 Suspicious vehicle – Hwy 57 – 12:02 a.m. Domestic in progress, physical – High School Rd – 3:56 a.m. Burglary – Hwy 22 S – 4:12 a.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Pleasant Site Rd – 6:06 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Masseyville Rd – 12:12 p.m. Public service – 2:18 p.m. Vandalism – Hwy 142 – 3:38 p.m. Traffic stop – McNairy Co. Fire Station – 4:58 p.m. Public service – 5:05 p.m. Suspicious activity – Hwy 22 – 9:00 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 64 – 11:38 p.m.

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community events McNairy County New Student RegistrationOpen House New Student Registration for Ramer School is on August 1-3, 2012 from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. (Forms to be completed will be given to parents at the school.), for Michie Elementary is scheduled for Aug. 2, 2012 from 3-5:30 p.m., Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School will be Tuesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Due to overcrowding, potential out-of-county students should contact the school before attending.) and Selmer Middle School is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20 and again on Monday and Tuesday, July 30 and 31. SMS serves students who are in 5th through 8th grades. Students who were not enrolled at Selmer Middle School or Selmer Elementary School on the last day of last school year and who live in the Selmer School Area may register. Each new student to either school must have the following to register: copy of birth certificate, social security card, Tennessee immunization record, report card from and address of previous school, custody documents if student does not live with both birth parents, and two proofs of residency. Selmer Middle School will host an open house for students who will be attending our school in the fall and their parents on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. this will be an opportunity to meet teachers and learn about our building, especially if you are new to the school. Schedules will be given by homeroom teachers on that evening, so every student will know their teacher assignments before the first day of school. Ramer School will host an Open House on August 3, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. Parent meetings will be conducted during this time to discuss policies and procedures for their departments. Come out and meet your teacher on August 3. Call the school for more information, (731) 645-3996. Please join us as we prepare for the new school year and get acquainted or reacquainted with our faculty and staff.

• MCHS announces campus traffic pattern With the start of school around the corner, officials at McNairy Central are preparing to welcome nearly 900 students. To insure safe arrivals and departures by students and staff members, vehicles will follow the one-way traffic pattern indicated on the accompanying diagram. Automobiles which enter the campus to drop off or pick up a student will enter from High School Road behind the gymnasium, near the fieldhouse, and proceed to the right of the entrance structure. (Student drivers use the same entrance, but they proceed to the left of the entrance structure, to the student parking lot. Automobiles in line to drop off or pick up students will form double lines and proceed to building entrance #4, which is clearly marked. Students will enter the building immediately upon arrival. Students may not be dropped off or picked up at any other building entrance. Automobiles exit the campus by proceeding left around the building, then right near the flagpole and down the hill. • Build a Better McNairy County The McNairy Regional Alliance is seeking individuals that are interested in Building a Better McNairy County. There are several programs that we have or are launching that are both fun and beneficial to our community. To assist with these programs, we are looking for individuals that would be interested in joining our MRA Action Committee. As a part of this committee, we will promote festivals and other exciting family events. Three events that we are going to launch are Family Movie Nights, Movie Classics, and Kids Fest. An existing festival that we want to better plan and promote is the Fall Hog Food Festival. We also hope to launch a Woman in Business networking group and will need individuals that would be interested in leading this to take part. If you know of someone or you yourself would like to join with a group of individuals that want to Build A Better McNairy

County, please contact the MRA at 731-645-6360 or simply respond to this message. • New Materials at McConnico Library Please visit McConnico Library to view all the new books, audio books, and DVD’s. Some authors are Janet Evanovich, Robert Ludlum, Beverly Lewis, and Nora Roberts. Also remember children’s story time every Friday at 10:30. Invite a friend and plan a visit to the library. For more information, call library director Norma Humphries at 645-5571. August 2 • Rides to Election The McNairy County Democratic Party is providing free rides to  individual precincts on election day on Thursday, August 28th. To  schedule a ride, please call the local Democratic Headquarters at 731-439-0476.  August 3 • Stantonville Fire Dept. Fish Fry The Stantonville Fire Dept. will be having a fish fry at the Civic Center on Friday, August 3, from 4-7 p.m. Fish, chicken strips and popcorn shrimp will be served. Carry out available. $10 per adult and $6 per half order. All proceeds go to the fire dept. August 4 • Plunk Family Reunion The descendents of Samuel C. Plunk and Lavinia Ann Mason will gather for the annual Plunk Family Reunion at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, at Finger Community Center. Bring a potluck dish and old pictures. Meat will be provided. Potluck meal will be served at noon. • Purdy Square Dance The Purdy Community Center Square dance will be August 4 at 7:30 p.m. with music by Wayne Whitten Band. Concessions will be available. • Generation 1000 The Fourth Annual Generation 1000 will be Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Selmer City Park beginning at noon. Admission is free. There will be music, balloon animals, face painting, live bands, dramas, dance teams, signing

teams, free cokes and free food. Free give-aways throught the day. You must be present to win. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun-filled day. For more information, go to • Horse Show McNairy Co Equine Association will be having their show Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. We are lookig for miniature horses and mules to show their stuff. Call (731) 610-2088 or (731) 610-5534. Our next show will be September 29, 2012. August 6 • McNairy Co. Democrat Women The McNairy Co. Democrat Women will meet Monday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. Brig your favorite finger foods to the headquarters and we will share food, fun, and fellowship. Remember to vote Thursday and remind someone else to also. August 9 • Cardinal ASSIST Club Basketball Meeting The Cardinal ASSIST Club Basketball Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m. at the Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria. This meeting is open to parents and families of the girls and boys jr./sr. high school basketball teams, alumni and anyone in the area that would like to get involved. • Rockabilly Drive In There will be live music and a cruise-in at Rockabilly Café the second Thursday of the month, August 9, 2012 from 5 to 9 p.m. Featuring the Joe Rickman band, Tommy Elvis Turner and Rockabilly Jack. • “Moms to Be” Celebration There will be a “Moms to Be” celebration at the McNairy County Health Department (729 E Poplar Ave, Selmer, TN) on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call Ruth Teague, WIC Nutritionist, 731-645-3474 Ext. 105; Beth Hamilton, Health Educator, 731-645-3474 Ext. 109, Free Gifts and a Child Safety Seat will be a door prize!

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Ben Worthey is hoisted high into the air by his coach and father Gregg Worthey after driving in the game-winning run against Bolivar while the rest of the Ramer 11 & 12-year-old All-Stars celebrate with a traditional championship dog pile on Peyton Lee, who scored on Worthey’s championship double up the middle.

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Finishing the Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament 7-1 overall, the Ramer 11 & 12-year-old All-Stars claimed the state championship after defeating Bolivar twice in the best of three championship series at Adamsville City Park on July 24.

The Ramer boys were undefeated in the tournament until Game 2 of the championship series when they took a 10-3 thumping from the District 2 Champions, but they shook it off and were able to hold off Bolivar in Game 3. Ramer defeated Bolivar 3-1 in Game 1 of the series (See last week’s edition of the Independent Appeal for details).

“We’re a small town,” said Coach Shane Teague. “What these boys did is really special. I think it’s the first purely Ramer team to win the state tournament.” The state title earned Ramer a berth to the Dixie Youth Majors World Series in Bartow, Fl. The tournament will begin this Saturday with Ramer taking on North Carolina at 4:30 p.m. CST.

Total Chaos finishes second at USSSA 16U World Series By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Five McNairy County softball players traveled to Gulf Shores, Ala. for the USSSA Girls Fast-Pitch 16-and-Under Class C World Series, and came home with a second place trophy for their efforts. Total Chaos, who won the USSSA Girls Fast-Pitch 18-and-Under Class A State Championship earlier in July, began the tournament on fire, but were defeated in the championship of the World Series by the North Georgia Knockouts. There were a total of 14 teams present to compete for the World Series title, but Total Chaos proved to be one of the elite compared to their peers. After their first five games at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex last weekend, Total Chaos was the only undefeated team remaining in the tournament. They had scored 31 runs and given up just five. The girls were out-hitting and outpitching all of their competition. In their first game last Wednesday, the girls destroyed the Gulf Coast Sharks (Black), of Gulf Shores, 11-1. Following that victory, the girls improved to 2-0 in the tournament after surviving a tight 1-0 game with the Arkansas Wildthings, of Russellville, Ark. On Thursday, Total Chaos

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“I really don’t think it’s set in for the kids yet,” Teague said about the team’s accomplishment after the game. “We have six solid pitchers that I’d put in at any time in the game, and I knew that would be key, along with the defense stepping up. We can’t really out-hit anybody, but I feel like

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FHU coach educates MBA players at free clinic By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

Head Coach Jason Shelton of Freed Hardeman University’s Men’s Basketball Team instructed a clinic last week for McNairy County youth players of the McNairy Basketball Association, a newly formed organization introduced late last winter. The clinic was free of charge and was offered to all kids who played or signed up for the MBA last spring. Shelton discussed fundamentals such as footwork, starts, stops and turns, ball handling, and shooting with each group. “These are the things you have to be able to perform at game speed and master to be able to develop as a player,” said Shelton. “These are things that we work on every day with our team. Even at the professional level they must do the same.” After his son attended summer camp at FHU four years ago, MBA President Craig Kennedy introduced the idea of bringing the college coach into contact with the their local players. “I thought it would be good for all our kids at MBA to have exposure to him,” said Kennedy. “I thought it was something they could relate to. I was impressed with his knowledge and the way he worked with the kids.” Since his college days at David Lipscomb, Shelton has directed camps and has used a similar teaching style as his former college coach, Don Meyer. In 1990, Shelton began coaching and is about to begin his eighth season with the Lions. In the history of the men’s basketball program at FHU, the Lions had only gone to the National Association of Intercollegeiate Athletics Men’s Basketball National Championships Tournament once until Shelton came along. Since then, they have made it to the postseason tournament in each of the last four seasons. They have also had five consecutive seasons with more than 20 wins.

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Anna Johnson makes a bare-handed grab at shortstop during Total Chaos’ 11-1 win over the Gulf Coast Sharks (Black). hit a bump in the road but still did not taste their first loss with after a 1-1 tie against Impacts 96, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. The game was the team’s last in pool play, and at 2-0-1 they advanced to the doubleelimination bracket later that night where they demolished Kinetic, of Robertsdale, Ala., 14-1 in the first round. Friday morning rolled

around, and the girls were still going strong. They met up with the Gulf Coast Sharks (Purple), of Gulf Shores, that afternoon and sent them to the losers bracket after their 4-2 victory, giving Total Chaos a 4-0-1 record going into the quarterfinals. Being one of only two un-

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Former McNairy Central Bobcat Dakota Roden will move on to the next stage of his life to attempt what a very small percentage of collegiate athletes are able to accomplish. Last Wednesday afternoon, Roden signed an academic scholarship to Christian Brothers University in Memphis with a hope in one day becoming a pharmacist, but pharmacy school will not be his only challenge. The 2012 McNairy Central High School graduate and two-sport athlete, who graduated with honors and a 4.0 GPA, also committed to both the baseball and golf programs at CBU. The new Buccaneer knows his path will be a difficult one. “Golf has a fall and spring season, where in baseball you make your name in the fall and then play in the spring,” Roden said. “I’m going to go out there and try it...Baseball is my main focus, but I’ll try to do both. It’s going to be tough.” Regardless of which sport Roden focuses on more, he will still have it second on his priority list behind his education. “Academics come first. If I have to, I’ll drop both (baseball and golf) before I start flunking out of school,” he said. “It’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication.” Roden said his parents, Ronnie and Angela Roden, of Selmer, have always pushed him academically before athletics were ever mentioned. “That’s what comes first. That’s just how it’s always been, and that’s how it’s always going to be,” said Roden. “My parents have never really pushed me (athletically). I’ve always pushed myself. They always want me to do the best I can, but they always said it was my decision when it came to sports.” Roden said his upbringing has

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Lady Cardinals and Alumni: (Front-Current) Lexie Woods, Andrea Martin, Olivia Wright, Kelsee Berryman, Demi Milford, Abbie Lunsford, Darby Culver, Elisabeth Churchwell, Robin Moore, Madelynn Lynch, Summer Hancock, Makenzie Collins, Samantha Oaks, Alaina McCall, (Middle-Alumni) Paige Burks, Tabitha Shaw, Katie Breymaier Austin, Sarah Burks, Chloe Mullis, Kristina Milford, Brittany Lambert, Casey Elrod, Bethany Debok, Rebecca Moore, and (Back-Officials) Ethan Mullis, and Graham Churchwell.

More than just soccer under new lights By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Last Friday night was a special night for soccer in Adamsville. Long-time Adamsville soccer coach, supporter, and enthusiast Richard White saw the first soccer game played under the new lights on Cardinal Field behind Adamsville Elementary School. Fans witnessed a blending

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Sarah Burks and the Lady Cardinal alumni outpace Kelsee Berryman and the current Lady Cardinals early in the first-ever Lady Cardinal Alumni Soccer Game last Friday.

of old and new Lady Cardinal soccer players coming together to compete in the first-ever Adamsville alumni soccer game. Everyone was treated to an Adamsville Youth Soccer match which showcased the future stars of Adamsville Cardinal Soccer. But, all of those things were overshadowed by the generosity shown by the City of Adamsville and its people’s never-ending support of their neighbors in need. All of the proceeds from the gate and concession sales were donated to former Lady Cardinal soccer player Jordan Lambert, who is on the road to recovery after a horrible car accident last month. “We were going to try and put some money into soccer,” said Bubba Martin, Adamsville Parks and Recreation Director, “but we thought it was a better thing to do to do it for Jordan because Steven (Lambert) has been around so long, and Jordan played soccer, and they are a great part of our community.” The lights being turned on was more than just a signal of the birth of a new age in Cardinal Soccer; they shined down on a deserving community that is always there to lift up its loved ones. “It’s a special night on two

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Adamsville City Commissioner Matt Wood, Mayor David Leckner, and long-time Adamsville Soccer coach and enthusiast Richard White turn on the new lights at the soccer field at the first-ever Lady Cardinal Alumni Soccer Game and firstever night soccer game in Adamsville. cases,” said Adamsville Mayor David Leckner. “One, for all the good work and hard effort that’s come into getting these lights out here on the field...and we’re also very happy about the idea Bubba had about donating all the proceeds from tonight to Jordan Lambert. That was a great idea. We miss her, we love her, and we hope for her speedy’s nice to see a community effort behind something.”

First-ever Adamsville alumni soccer game goes to current Lady Cards in shootout The first-ever Adamsville Alumni Soccer Game was decided by a penalty kick shootout with the current Lady Cardinals stealing a victory away from the alumni. Former Lady Cards Chloe Mullis and Sarah Burks scored on their PK opportunities, but Kelsee Berryman, Andrea Mar-

tin, and Elisabeth Churchwell’s shots were true too, giving the current Lady Cards a 3-2 victory in the shootout after regulation ended in a 1-1 tie. The alumni, dressed in red, dominated possession before the first intermission, making things difficult on the current Lady Cardinal players, donning white. Mullis scored the first goal of the game on a free-kick from around 30 yards out. She blistered a shot over the wall of alumni and current players, and it sailed just above goalkeeper Olivia Wright’s reach to give the former Lady Cards a 1-0 lead. Lady Cardinal head coach Rebecca Ashe, who took part in the competition despite graduating from McNairy Central, barely missed a scoring opportunity when she almost netted a header off a Mullis corner kick in the waning moments before the second intermission. After the second break, the high schoolers made their move. Samantha Oaks scored the equalizer on a breakaway, forcing the shootout and ultimately putting her team in position to steal away the win. Youth soccer players set stage for memorable night The evening’s events began

with an Adamsville Youth Soccer scrimmage. Nearly 30 youth soccer players were divided into two teams; Red and White. The white team came out on top. Camden Milford scored a goal in the first half, and Hannah Russell put one into the net in the second to give the White team a 2-0 victory, but the kids all had a great time, according to White team coach Wayne Mast.

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Hannah Russell looks for an open teammate during Adamsville Youth Soccer’s scrimmage game last Friday night. Russell scored the White team’s second goal of the contest on their way to a win.

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contact Tom Court at (731) 610-5750 or Elizabeth Cooper at (731) 610-6063.

Selmer Fall Sports Signups Signups are going on now at the Selmer Community Center for the upcoming fall sports season. Softball and soccer for all ages, and fall baseball for 7 & 8 and 9 & 10-year-olds are taking place now, so head up to the community center and get your child signed up.

Cardinal Football Scrimmage Football season is just a month away, and the Adamsville High School Football Cardinals are tuning up with a home scrimmage game at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium against Waverly on Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 or 7 p.m, depending on heat.

Adamsville Fall Sports Signups Signups for Adamsville Youth Soccer, PeeWee Football, and cheerleading begin Aug. 1. Registration forms can be picked up at Adamsville Parks and Recreation or Adamsville City Hall. All forms must be turned into Adamsville City Hall. Adamsville PeeWee Football Meeting & Tryouts There will be a meeting on Aug. 9 at the Adamsville Community Center (The Marty) for anyone interested in playing PeeWee Football this fall. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Adamsville will also hold PeeWee Football tryouts on Aug. 13. If you do not want to pre-register for football, you can sign up at the tryout. The tryout for 7-9-year-olds begins at 6 p.m., and the tryout for 10-12-year-olds begins at 7:30 p.m. Adamsville Youth Soccer Tryouts The Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department will host youth soccer tryouts at the Adamsville Soccer Field behind the elementary school on Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. Ramer Fall Soccer Signups Its that time of the year again. Ramer Community Soccer signups will be August 11th, 18th, and 25th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ramer Dixie Park. Cost for registration is $40 for ages 3-14. If you have any questions,

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His exposure, experience, and knowledge gave these players a stepping stone to build on. “I think the organization (MBA) is going to help develop the kids’ fundamentals but also the enjoyment of the sport,” said Shelton. “Coach (Steve) Forsythe and Coach (Jerry) Lott are giving these kids a chance to develop, compete and grow personally as well as players.” The head start the clinic provided to the players is definitely a plus in their progression, but now, they will have to focus on practicing and developing these newly learned skills. “Our goal is to try to im-

Ramer Fall Baseball Signups Ramer Dixie Fall Baseball signups will take place on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 at Ramer Dixie Park from 11 a.m – 2 p.m. The cost for registration is $25 for ages 5-12 years old. For more information, contact Tom Court at (731) 610-5750, Paige Teague at (731) 6101910, or Elizabeth Cooper at (731) 610-6063.

Hunter Safety Course The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering a Hunter Education Course on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and again on Aug. 18 at 8:30 a.m. The course will be held at The First United Methodist Church in Selmer. The church is located on HWY. 64 West. Students must attend both classes to graduate. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 must complete this course before hunting. The course is free, and anyone 9 years of age or older can attend. The course covers hunter ethics and responsibilities, home firearms safety, field safety, and modern firearms and wildlife management. Students will need to bring their social security numbers with them to class. For more information, call 1-800-372-3928 or visit the website: MRA Pool Party & Volleyball Tournament The MRA So Long Summer Pool Party & Industry Appreciation Volleyball Tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Selmer City Pool and Volleyball Court. This will be a day of family fun and friendly competitions that will feature music, fun and games, food, and of course fun in the pool! The event will also pit local businesses, industries and civic organizations in a friendly but competitive 10-team volleyball tournament. There will also be a dive-in movie shown just after dark. You can help us decide

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District 15-A has a new baseball coach, and his name is Daniel Wolford. Wolford completely turned around the Clarksburg Rockets, a 5-20 team in 2011, by taking the school to its first substate appearance in its history and a 24-13 record in 2012. Last week, the former Adamsville Cardinal accepted the position of Head Baseball Coach at Trinity Christian Academy in Jackson, Tenn. Despite his success at Clarksburg, Wolford was let go by the school due to budget cuts. He coached only one season for the Rockets, but will now take over a TCA Lion team that also made a substate appearance last spring. The Lions were 20-win team in 2012 and finished second in the district and region. Wolford said this is a great opportunity for him. He admitted that he was a little nervous, but also noted he was excited to get to play his alma mater twice a year.

Adamsville Football hosts Twilight Golf Tournament By Brian Azevedo

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Cardinal supporters and golf fans alike came out last weekend to swing for the fairways in the football programs annual twilight golf tournament. The tournament has become a favorite of many golfers from around the area. The event included plenty of opportunities for players to have fun while raising money for the Cardinals’ team. Businesses donated items as prizes for certain holes, and a putting contest kept the competition high. After the sun went down and the lights began to glow, the fun began. This is what draws many players to this tournament, being able to play into the night. Using glow-in-the-dark balls and well-lit charging stations, the golfers proceeded on into the night. This years championship flight winner and over-all tournament winner was the team from Hardin County Bank. The first flight was won by a local team led by Greg Combs. Many other individual prizes were won and handed out, and over all, the event went great again for another year. Most golfers said that they would be playing again next year and it looks like the tournament will continue to be a success for the Cardinals’ football program in the future.

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prove across the board,” said Kennedy. “I want to emphasize the fundamentals so by the time they get to high school there will be some things that they are accomplished in. That’s our goal – to make them fundamentally sound, teach them along the way, and make it fun.” The group’s board members are continuously at work coming up with new ideas and plans to shape the MBA into positive, beneficial program, and the clinic was only one of many things to come.

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Adamsville Football participates in FCA sponsored 7-vs-7 event By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

Adamsville’s football team traveled to the University School of Jackson in Jackson, Tenn. last week to take part in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored event. The annual event included speakers from the FCA, a 7-vs-7 competition, and linemen challenges. Schools from all around the West Tennessee area were there to participate and prepare for the upcoming season. The FCA hosted this annual gathering of local talent at USJ because the school’s fairly central location and excellent facilities make it an ideal location to host the contest. Adamsville was just one of many local area schools that attended the one-day event that included not just the skills players but the linemen as well. The Cardinals’ linemen com-

making it tough for USJ’s quarterbacks to find open receivers. Adamsville went on to win the game, their first of three, by a score of 29-14. After a short break and a location change to a neighboring field, the Cardinals met their next challenge, Jackson Central-Merry. JCM proved to be a different challenge for the Cardinals; although young and inexperienced, the team was very athletic and made it tough for the Cardinal receivers to find open space. But, the Cards’ offense could not be held in check. As soon as the guys on the field began to click, points started going on the board. Adamsville’s defense played a great game as well, adapting to JCM’s no-huddle offense. The speedy defense locked down the attack from JCM and held the Cougar’s offense to only six points in the 34-6 victory. It was the same story for the Cardinals in their third and final game of the day against South Gibson High School. Adamsville’s speed on both sides of the ball could not be matched, and the Cardinals came away with a clean record in the event, winning by a score of 41-14. The team came out and made a statement that they were going to play hard and to the whistle on every play. Coach Brandon Gray and the Cardinals will host Waverly High School on Friday in their first full-speed, game-like scrimmage. This will give the Cardinals a look at just how the team is going to be in the upcoming regular season.

peted in events like the bus push, tire flip, offensive and defensive obstacle courses, and a weight lifting competition to end the day. Adamsville came out to show that their line was just as good or better than the rest. The Cardinals came away with victories in the tire flip, and the offensive line obstacle course, and they finished strong in the other events showing that they are one of the best groups in the area. The linemen were not the only ones there making a statement. Due to the short-notice absence of Humboldt High School, the Cardinals played their first game against the host school, USJ. The team came out firing on all cylinders, scoring on their opening drive against the Bruins. On the defensive side, in the secondary, the Cardinals’ speed really began to stand out with corners and safeties flying everywhere,

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Ben Worthey’s RBI-single in the bottom of the sixth inning in Game 3 of the best of three championship series against Bolivar scored Peyton Lee, who doubled to lead off the inning, and earned Ramer the state championship and a World Series appearance. “This was an all-around team effort,” said Teague. “We had different guys coming through for us in every game.” Casey Coleson had done his fair share for Ramer throughout the tournament, but was called on again in the final game. He was in line for a fourinning save before giving up the tying run in the top of the fifth, but he made up for it. Ramer plated two runs in the bottom of the inning thanks to Coleson’s 2-run home run to deep left field that scored Grant McMahan and himself to give the team a 5-3 lead going into the top of the sixth. With Coleson now in line for the win, Bolivar was not going to let him have it easily. They led off the inning with a ground-rule double to rightcenter and then drove in a run on a single up the middle. With no outs, Bolivar tied the game once again after another runscoring single made the score 5-5. Coleson, still not rattled, struck out the next two batters, and forced the last out to pop up a pitch that he caught easily next to the mound before Lee and Worthey’s heroics in the bottom of the inning sent the team to the promised land. Coleson was awarded the win for his four innings of relief work, striking out eight in the process while allowing nine hits and five runs. Lee got the start for Ramer, held Bolivar scoreless through two innings,

and struck out four of the eight batters he faced. Ramer got on the board early in the contest when Grant McMahan stole home when the Bolivar catcher attempted to throw a stealing Peyton Burrow out at second base in the first inning. Lee scored on a wild pitch in the second to make it 2-0, and in the bottom of the fourth he drove Burrow in from second on a single to right field, making the score 3-1. Bolivar’s one run came on a home run launched to dead center field in the top of the fourth.

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Game 2 of the championship series did not go the way Ramer had intended. The Bolivar All-Stars came to Adamsville focused and determined to win after falling 3-1 in Game 1, and they brought hot bats and strong defense with them, holding Ramer scoreless through the first five innings while putting 10 runs on their side of the scoreboard. Four Ramer pitchers combined to allow 10 runs on _ hits, which was by far their worst

performance of the tournament. Bolivar scored their first runs in the second inning on a 2-run home run blasted over the left field wall by Cody Cranford. Working like a run-scoring machine, they went on to score three more in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth, and then hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the sixth, one of which dented the scoreboard in center field, before they called off the dogs. Ramer, down by a dime, tried to mount a comeback in the bottom of the sixth. Peyton Childers led off the inning with a single, followed by a Grant McMahan walk. Childers stole second during McMahan’s atbat, and advanced to third on a wild pitch during Casey Coleson’s at-bat. He then scored on a passed ball to give the Ramer All-Stars their first run of the game. Peyton Burrow stepped up and delivered a 2-out, run-scoring single that brought McMahan home, and Bradley Suggs sent a double up the middle to that scored Burrow, but the three runs were not enough, forcing a Game 3 where Ramer got the job done.

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Ramer 11 & 12-year-old All-Stars: Anothony White, Ben Worthey, Bradley Suggs, Casey Coleson, Grant McMahan, Nick Heath, Parker Childers, Peyton Burrow, Peyton Childers, Peyton Lee, Stone Teague, Trevor Wilson, and Coaches: Shane Teague, Darwin Coleson, Gregg Worthey



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Wide receiver Jacob Terry turns upfield after making a catch against USJ last Thursday.


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helped him become a more independent person; one capable of making his own decisions and one capable of embracing his own failures and successes. Schools like Bethel and Union University were interested in Roden joining their baseball programs, but his independent spirit and desire to follow his own reasoning has led him in a unique direction. “Number one, Christian Brothers is huge on academics. I’m going into pharmacy, so if they see that I’ve graduated from Christian Brothers then I think it will be a lot easier to get into pharmacy school,” said Roden. “Plus, I’m ready to get out of small town life. I’m ready to move up, go to the city, and try things out.” Another reason for opting for the path toward Memphis was having someone he knew already there for him to lean on. Roden’s drive to play for the CBU golf team, he said, was inspired by a former Adamsville Cardinal and current Buccaneer golfer. “My friend Andrew Aristorenas plays golf out there, and that’s really what got me started on going to Christian Brothers,” Roden said. “We’ve been good buddies for a while, and we play golf together all the time.” Roden initially intended on signing with CBU’s golf program last fall, but decided to hold off until the baseball season was over. During his high school career, Roden helped lead the MCHS golf and baseball teams to the state tournament; golf his sophomore season in 2009-10, and baseball his senior year as the Bobcats went on a historic run just a few months ago. A run for which Roden is still receiving praise. “Everywhere we went after graduation we had people coming up congratulating us and

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Dakota Roden reads his next putt at Selmer Country Club during the 2012 golf season.


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Dakota Roden commits to the Christian Brothers University golf and baseball team last Wednesday in the presence of his parents, Ronnie and Angela Roden, his grandfather James Roden, coaches Stacey Riley and Ken Hutcherson, head coach Brian Franks, and his grandmother Billie King at McNairy Central High School. telling us how no one had ever taken (MCHS) that far,” Roden said about the way people in the community approached him after winning the district and region championships, along with getting to Murfreesboro, Tenn. for the 2012 BlueCross Spring Fling and baseball state tournament. “Going around town, people are congratulating you and acknowledging who you are, and it just makes you feel good about yourself to know how all the hard work paid off.” On the baseball field, the hard work the team put in really showed, but even on a roster loaded with talent, Roden’s numbers stood out. In his senior season, Roden pitched 77 innings while maintaining a 1.36 earned run average. He boasted an 5-1 strikeout to walk ratio, and he finished the year with a 11-2 record on top of going the distance in 10 of his 13 starts, making the workload light for the Bobcat bullpen and enabling him to finish as one of the top District 14-AA pitchers last year. He was also a Jackson Sun All-West Tennessee First Team selection, and he was invited to the 5th annual West Tennessee High School All-Star Baseball Classic in which he got the start on the mound for the Red team over some of the top prospects from this part of the state. Despite all he accomplished in his career at MCHS, he is realistic about the competition at the next level. “It’s Division II, so it’s way on up there. The competition is going to be a lot tougher...I’ll be playing with people that will be getting drafted next year or a couple years from now,” Roden said. “It’s going to be tough, but I’m going to work hard and get

at it.” Roden said his goal going into the golf season is simply to contribute positively and help the team win a Gulf South Conference Championship. On the other hand, he is not yet certain of his future role with the baseball team. “I don’t know if I’m going to be a starter or a middle reliever,” he said. “Either way, I’m just going to go out there and try to get some outs and try to win some games...I’m hoping to go out there, make the roster, and when I get in the game, I’ll just try to impress.” There to support him through it all will be his parents. “Daddy’s going to go every time,” Roden’s father, Ronnie said about the frequency in which he and his wife would attend baseball and golf events at CBU. With that kind of support, along with his already firm grasp on what is most important during his time in school, Roden has a chance to achieve anything he sets his mind to. “It’s very humbling to see what a fine young man he’s grown into,” said Roden’s mother, Angela. “He’s always loved sports, but I’ve always said, in an instant, that can be taken away with an injury, so I’m very proud of his academic scores and where they’ve taken him” Roden has been playing baseball since the age of three. He has been playing golf for around eight years. While both are a big part of his life and how he spends his time away from the books, his goal in life is to make his parents proud by excelling in the classroom before succeeding on the playing field. Parents of athletes everywhere can only hope to be so lucky.

McNairy Central’s 6-foot, 260-pound Kooper Davis was awarded the Offensive Lineman Most Valuable Player title after participating in the Football University Top Gun All-Star Football Camp at Warhill High in Williamsburg, Va. July 19-21. Davis qualified for the camp after being only one of two offensive lineman invited from a Football University Camp that was held in June at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Top Gun is the culmination of FBU’s 40 regional camps where “700 of the top prep athletes show off their outstanding skills in the

former NFL players and coaches as well as college coaches, classroom sessions, an NFL player symposium, and individual performance analysis. He was coached by Jim McNally, who USA Today called “perhaps the best offensive line coach in the game.” Davis will earn a profile on, film of his work will be sent to at least 400 college coaches for evaluation, and he could possibly be among the select group of offensive linemen chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January of 2013 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Davis, son of Luther and Michelle Davis, is going into his senior year at MCHS.

heat of competition to show why they were deserving of being invited to Top Gun – the best football camp in the country.” While at Top Gun, Davis was provided on-field training with

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defeated teams remaining in the tournament,Total Chaos’ confidence was high. It showed on the field intheirquarterfinalgamebecausethegirlswalloped theBatesvilleBreakers,ofBatesville,Ark.,12-2.Bythe end of the day, Total Chaos was the only undefeated team left in the tournament. The girls might have slept a little too well after their continued success through the first three days ofthetournamentbecauselastFridaymorning,they appeared to be asleep when and were met by a team ready and willing to knock them out of championship contention. The North Georgia Knockouts, of Chatsworth, Ga., were wide awake when they began their game with Total Chaos. Coming into the game, Total Chaos was leading all teams in the tournament field, scoring more than seven runs per game, and also having the largest average margin of victory, downing their opponents by an at least six runs per game. That all changed

against the Knockouts. Total Chaos was sent to the loser’s bracket after the Knockouts’ 11-1 uppercut landed squarely on the teams’ chin.The girls rebounded after the tough loss and defeated Impacts 96, 6-2, earning a spot in the championship and a shot at revenge against the Knockouts. Unfortunately, the Knockouts were just too strong, and Total Chaos fell 11-3 in the championship game. They would have had to beat the Knockouts twice to claim the World Series title. The team finished the tournament with 53 runs scored over nine games while allowing 31. Their record in the runner-up performance at theWorld Series was 6-2-1. Adamsville Lady Cardinals Parker Davis, Taylor Hutton, Anna and Olivia Johnson, and Gabby Morris all played integral roles for Total Chaos throughout the World Series. The team was comprised of Adamsville and Savannah, Tenn. softball players, and they were coached by Tony Boyd, Chuck Davis, Randy Martin, and Rex McGee during their fantastic season.

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USSSA Girls Fast-Pitch 16U Class C Runner-Up, Total Chaos poses with their second place trophy last Saturday. Pictured: (Front) Parker Davis, Olivia Johnson, Morgan Robertson, Jackie McGee, Anna Johnson, Nicole Reed, (Back) Gabby Morris, Shelby Martin, Kelsey McAfee, Kara Boyd, and Taylor Hutton.


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.

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.

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

Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Roman Catholic:

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.

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

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:

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

Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Dick Humphrey, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15

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.

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.

Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

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

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

New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m.

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.

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.

Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.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.

Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Church of God:

Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

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: 6:00 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.

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 Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 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. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Monday: 7 p.m. Highway 57 West Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. Ramer, TN


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. Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church Puron Rd., Hickory Flatt Dick Humphrey, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:15 a.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.

Other/Non-Denominational: A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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

Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rev. Richard Reid 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 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.

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

Cumberland Presbyterian:

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.

The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. 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.

God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 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.

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

Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097

ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Telephone: 731-645-4188 Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor

SMC Recycling, Inc. Selmer, TN • Corinth, MS

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. • Sat. 7 a.m.-11 a.m. - Corinth only

(731)645-6302 • (662)665-0069

LWe’re ike any good neighbor... here when you need us. HOME BANKING COMPANY SELMER - FINGER - SAVANNAH TENNESSEE

Member FDIC


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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) 3 Bd., 1 Ba. newly remodeled brick home in Selmer. Owner financing available for only $495/mo and $2,500k down. Located in city limits and move-in ready. For more information and to gain entry, call (931) 6223942. (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) For Sale or Rent: 3 bd, 2 ba, living room, den, utility, kitchen, and dining room. $500/mo + deposit. No pets. 645-5417. (11)

102 - for rent

102 - for rent

102 - for rent

203 - equipment

For Rent: 3 Bd, 2 Ba, CH&A, double-wide mobile home inside Bethel Springs city imits. No inside pets. Deposit required. - PC Rentals, (731) 6072978. (11)

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

3 bd, 2 ba full basement, large kitchen and living room in Counce/ Shiloh. No indoor pets. $550 w/ deposit. 610-2182. (11)

Golf cart. ‘02 Club car with charger. No issues. $1,950. (662) 415-8180. (11)

For Rent: 2 Bd, 1 Ba, home inside Bethel Springs City limits. CH&A. Extra outside storage with carport. Deposit required. No inside pets. (731) 6072978 - PC Rentals, (731) 607-2978. (11) 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) 645-3130. (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/ Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 926-0507 or Joanne @ (731) 727-4823. (TF)

Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731-645-5288. (TF) For Rent: Large 1 bedroom apartment in Bethel Springs. Fully furnished, including all utilities, washer and drier, TV and satellite dish, wireless internet. $625/mo (731) 610-2367 or 439-6515. (11, 12) 1 Bd., 1 Ba., large rooms. Handicap accessible. Large carpot, porch. $350/ mo and $300 deposit. Includes water and lawn. Adamsville/Leapwood area. 645-0429. (11) 3 bd, 1 ba. 1385 Yancey Davis Rd, Michie. $450 rent and $450 deposit. Call for appointment. (662) 287-7875 (11)

Cypress Gardens apartments 200 Lewis St. • Savannah, TN • 731-925-6955

“rental assistance now available”

102 - for rent

Applications available at the complex office

House for Rent: 2 bd, 1 ba, CH&A, storage building, paved drive. Free yard service. $400/mo + deposit. No pets. Near McNairy Central. (731) 610-2877. (TF)

“This insitution is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.”

Equal Housing Opportunity

731-645-7101 Licensed in TN & MS !!!


East Poplar: Great Starter Home! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home features hardwood, tile, vaulted ceilings, landscaping, circle drive, and a fenced in back yard. It’s a must see! Call Brooke today at 731610-4197 to schedule a showing or to get additional information.

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2850 Capooth Rd: 3 bed/2 bath home sitting on amost 2 acres. All hardwood flooring & tile. Call Brooke today at 731-6104197 to request a showing or to get addtional information.


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Leapwood Enville Rd: This 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick country home is located on 3.6 acres near Adamsville. This home features hardwood flooring, oak kitchen cabinets, central heat & air. This home is ready to move into. Great retirement home or first time buyers. Call Judy at 731-610-68581 for appointment.

202 - motorcycles

204 - recreational For Sale: House boat, 30 ft. 1994 Cadimaran roof air. Land & sea cruiser. Like new. With trailer with new tires, brakes, lights. Fun boat, sleeps 6. Price: $19,000. Call (731) 632-3423, 9250566, 926-5769. (11)

For Sale: ‘97 Honda Goldwing 1500 Escapade. Loaded, new tires, new brades, corbin seat, satellite radio, ring of fire, like new, navy, 86,000 miles $8,000. Call (731) 632-3423, 925-0566, or 926-5769. (11)

203 - equipment Golf cart tires and wheels. Mounted. 1325 Peach St, Selmer, Tenn. 38375. (731) 645-8906. (11, 12)

HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER New Hope Road Michie, Tenn.

401 - for sale


Refrigerator with ice maker. Excellent condition. Stove with self cleaning oven. Wooden rocking chair. Call for price. 646-3875, 645-5039. (11) Storage buildings, rental returns. Factory closeouts. Cash or rent to own. (662) 415-8180. (11, 12, 13)




Ted Nowlin

401 - for sale


293 Russell Gray Store Rd. Stantonville, TN 38379

Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF) Outdoor hot tub for sale. Good condition. $700. 610-0796. (11)

FOR SALE 132 Foust Lane Selmer, TN “Call today ... you won’t be disappointed!”

(731) 632-3007 (731) 453-5700

1144 SF 3 bdrm., 2 ba. All hardwood and ceramic tile, 5 ft. fenced backyard, concrete drive, fully floored attic, kitchen appliances included.


TTD phone number 711 Office phone number 731-925-6955 Rural Development USDA

2 Bdrm., 2 bath house for Rent in Bethel Springs. 2-car garage, ch/a. No pets. $350 month plus deposit. Call 610-0011. (11)

3 bdrm., 2 ba., 1,376 sq. ft., 8 acres, shop, tractor shed, pond.

One Bedroom Apartments Two Bedroom Apartments Two Bedroom Townhouse Apartments

102A W. Court Ave. Selmer, TN 38375

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$124,900 Call (731) 646-0989

Above average interior. Remodeled in 2007.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 • 9 A.M. Ramer, Tennessee, Hwy 57 West

259 Oak St: Great Starter Home at a Great Price! 3 bed, 2 bath with a living room & den. Call Brooke today @ 731610-4197 to request additional information or a showing.


of the late Arthur Ray and Martha Anderson


10 ACR

393 Falcon New Bethel Rd: This custom built all brick home is located on 10 acres near town. The home was built in 2009 and has many great features: over 3,500sq.ft. under roof. basement, 15 x 23 vaulted Living Rm, custom kitchen cabinets w/island, s/s appliances, luxury master bath w/4x8 tiled shower, garden tub, his and her closets, hardwood, tile, carpet. This home has too many extras! Just call Judy at 731-610-6851 for an appointment.


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640 Jenny: This 2 story vinyl 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is located in a great neighborhood. The home features, over 2,500 heated, 4,500 under roof. Large unfinished basement w/garage, paved driveway,DB garage, great kitchen w/built-ins, Dining Rm, luxury master bath w/whirlpool, separate shower, master walk-in closet, Call Judy at 731-610-6851 for an appointment.

93 Forsythe Rd: Great 2 bedroom/1 bath starter home in Selmer. Deck on back with partial basement/storage. Call Brooke today @ 731-610-4197 for more information or to request a showing.

1043 Thurman Tull Loop: If you need country living--look no longer. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath vinyl home is located on 1.92 acre with lots of storage buildings. The home features: metal roof, carport, hardwood flooring, built in appliances, central heat & air, 12 x 24 living room. Call today Judy at 731-610-6851 for an appointment.



134 Cedar Drive: REDUCED BY $10,000. Location-Location-Location. Great neighborhood, near by-pass to Jackson, private street. This all brick 3 bedrooms, 1.5-bath, is located on 3 lots with garden spot, pecan trees, walnut tree, and grape vines. This house features a den and living room with hardwood, carpet and vinyl flooring. Call Robby TODAY at 731-610-3028 for an appointment.


REAL ESTATE TERMS: 10% DOWN DAY OF THE AUCTION. BALANCE DUE WITH DEED. CASHIER'S CHECK OR CHECK W\ BANK LETTER MADE TO TAGGART AUCTION. Taggart Auction Co. will be handling the real estate and American Auction Co. will be selling all personal property. 10% Buyers Premium to adjust selling price on real estate and personal property.


Taggart 163 Country Club Ln: Great Location, Great Price! This 3 bedroom 1 bath home is located in the Country Club. It comes furnished and includes all appliances (even washer & dryer). Don’t miss out on this one because it’s priced to sell quick! Call Brooke today @ 731-610-4197 for more infomation or to request a showing!!!


413 Dusty Lane: NEW CONSTRUCTION- 413 Dusty LN, Selmer. This new home features:Apprx. 2700 Under roof, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Fireplace w/gas logs, Split Floor Plan, Hardwood, tile & carpet, Glazed Kit. Cabinets w/stainless steel appliances, Master Suite, Master Bath w/whirlpool, shower, 9 x 10 Master Closet, Concrete Driveway, Landscaped Yard, Acre Lot in Restricted Subd. Call Judy at 731-610-6851 today. Owner/Agent

Auction & Real Estate, Inc. 1206 Gardner Blvd. • Columbus, MS 39702

Auctioneers • Appraisers • Liquidators 1-888-754-5660

STANLEY TAGGART MS AUCTION 1064, TN 4595, AL 1984 MS REAL ESTATE BROKER B-17117, TN 263954, AL 83390-0

For more information, or for your auction needs, call KEITH MOORE American Auction Co. 731-610-1458

TFL 4309 TAL 5175 ID #4676


Wednesday, august 1, 2012


402 - wanted

We Buy Scrap Metal, Specializing in Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV’s. WE PAY CASH!! Will pay top dollar for buses, combines, big trucks and heavy scrap. Free pick-up. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF) Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731610-8827. (TF) Want to buy horse hay. Approx. 180 small square bales out of the field. (731) 645-7728. (11)


FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday, August 4, 7 a.m. until ?

Between Pocahontas and Ramer, TN, just past Big Hill Pond State Park entrance, going west.

Furniture, household items, toys, clothes, etc.

HUGE YARD SALE Several Families

SAT., AUG. 4 • 7 a.m. until ?

Namebrand clothing, exercise equipment, home decor., new bath tub. Too much to list.

8642 Hwy 142 Stantonville

(Close to post office)


services 501 - professional services 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)610-4813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) Harris: Home improvement, floors, foundations, drywall, roofs-metal or shingles-, siding, hardwood, tiles. Thirty years experience. Call 731-4390343. (8, 9, 10, 11) Harris: Asphalt, seal coating. Residential and commercial. Free estimates. Call 731-439-0343. (8, 9, 10, 11) Bushhogging. Call (731) 934-9777 or (731) 434-9591. (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)


DANCERS WANTED No exp. necessary. Must be 18 years old.

Call Cherries (662) 286-2877 after 5 p.m., Corinth, MS or call Drum at (662) 260-9271 or Mat (662) 213-1941 anytime.

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Four Families • Adamsville SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012 8 a.m. until? Microwave, furniture, toys, men, women and children clothes, doors, lots of household items, too much to mention. 2nd House on right in 115 Twelve Oaks Subdivision off Old Shiloh Road.

GARAGE SALE August 3 & 4 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

5710 Hwy 142 Stantonville Highchair, baby items, baby clothes 12-24 mos., motorcycle, toys, clothes, shoes, and much more!


Lots of everything, kids & adult clothes & shoes. Household goods, furniture, antiques, headers, microwaves, TV’s, radios, etc. Come, see and buy all day. Thursday & Friday, downtown Adamsville.

147 E. Main.

Watch for balloons. Parking in back.


The Selmer Street & Sanitation Department is now accepting applications for employment with the Street & Sanitation Department. This job scope is in the Street Department. Starting pay is $8.00 per hour as a utility worker cutting grass, pickup brush and debris on right of way, may use riding mower, pushmower, weedeater, use of shovel. This job requires that you pass a Drug Test. This job will require the ability to get and keep CDL Class B license. Applications shall be returned to the Street & Sanitation Department by August 8, 2012 at 3 p.m. Applications may be acquired at Street & Sanitation office located at 1403 Circle Hill Dr., Selmer, TN. The Town of Selmer is an equal opportunity provider and employer

SATURDAY, AUG. 4th 8:00 A.M. until ??

Smoking Style Beauty Salon Located at Railroad Crossing downtown


DON’T MISS THIS! Recently Moved 2 Family Yard Sale, Fri. & Sat., Aug. 3 & 4

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vintage and home decor. 2 car garage door with opener overflowing. 741 Dancer Rd. off of New Bethel Rd., off the bypass in Selmer.


7 a.m - 1 p.m. Friday & Saturday Only 235 Moore School House Rd. Selmer

Babies & ladies pageant dresses, swimming pool, high powered go cart, lots of baby girl items, ferret and cage. Lots, lots more! Drinks will be available for sale. NO EARLY BIRDS!


5 years experience minimum in food service equipment and fabrication. Please call Jeff Sparks at (877) 925-4406 ext 211.


Driver Wanted. Must have CDL with Hazmat endorsement or able to get one. Great pay and benefits. Send resume to: Pittman Propane, P.O. Box 164 Bethel Springs, TN 38315 or Come by office at: 5829 Hwy 45 N, Bethel Springs, TN 38315

(731) 934-4141


Brenda’s Snack Shop Second Street, Selmer, TN

August 2 - 3 Thurs. & Fri.

8 until? Ladies & children’s clothing, exercise equipment. A little bit of everything.


Antique Desk $100, Antique Lamp $100, Cherry Shelf $100, 6-Foot Shelf $100, Cherry Desk $40, Lamps $20 each, Ballerina musical clock jewelry box $40, Shelf w/sliding doors $25, Porcelain dolls $20 each, Coffee table $25. (5 minutes from Courthouse.)

(731) 645-7627, 453-4412

INSIDE YARD SALE AT McDOUGLE’S 3690 Hines Gin Rd., Saturday, Aug. 4. Open at 9 a.m. A little bit of everything. Lots of knick-knacks. Desk, full mattress, 5-drawer chest, cedar chest, dishes, microwave $25, dorm refrigerator $40, depression glass, paperback books 50. New set cookware, white farm table and chairs, bunkie mattress (new) $45, oak filing cabinet, rolltop oak desk, used table & chairs, dining table and china cabinet. Several pub tables and stools. Small curio, coffee table, VCR tapes, card table, TV, kitchen aid mixer, oak rockers. Much, much more. Need something? Check here ... 645-3069 or 697-8153.

ESTATE SALE Rain or Shine

Everything Must Go! Fri. 8/3/12 - Sat. 8/4/12 176 Luther Ingle Road - Ramer

1 Mile East of Ramer School just off Hwy 57

Follow Signs

FURNITURE - Couches, Beds, Tables, TV’s, MISC. - Small Appliances, Dishes, Lamps, Toys, CLOTHES - Big/Tall Men’s - Nice Suites, Pants Size 50-54, Shirts Size 2XL - 4XL, Ladies Size 10-14 & Children’s - Girls Sizes 4-12.

FOR SALE AT AUCTION 1998 Master Craft ski boat and trailer,

new engine (complete) extra horsepower, Sammy Duvall edition. Runs well. Very quick. Water tested before auction. Auction to be held Saturday, 18th of August at 10 a.m. at Flowers Repair 211 Sunrise Dr. Adamsville, TN 38310 (731) 632-0492 Being sold to cover engine replacement and storage.


215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN

Carla Hall Broker/Owner

(731) 645-4255

1412 - Circle Rd., Morris Chapel $26,800 *Single Family Home *3 Bedrooms *1 Bath *Deck *Rural Area *Shop


812 - Peach St., Selmer - $24,000 * Older Traditional style * 2.30 ac +/* 2 Bedrooms * 1 Bath * porch * shed


Call Cathy Sisson / Dave Bartlet at Reeves Bros. Trucking, Inc.


5711 - Glen Dr., Selmer - $95,000

*Brick house *Large lot *3 Bedroom *2 Bath *Double garage *Landscaping *Deck

5311 -Carroll Rd., Michie- $35,000

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

3611 - Hwy 64 W - $15,900 2 ac +/- located on a 4 lane highway. Alread has a barn, and is ready for your dream house.

X-RAY TECH (PRN) HEALTHCARE We are currently seeking the following positions

(Full Time)


We offer: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401-K, Aflac, Life and Direct Deposit much more... Apply in person at or Online: Or ADAMSVILLE HEALTHCARE, LLC (AKA) Tri-County Healthcare Center 409 Park Avenue Adamsville, TN 38310 or Apply Online at: E.O.E/M/F/D/V

Fast Pace Medical Center is currently seeking an X-Ray Tech PRN. Interested candidates must be highly motivated, experience a high degree of professionalism, and must possess a pleasant personality. The applicant must be committed to providing exceptional patient care in an urgent care setting. Outstanding clinical and customer service skills required. Applicant must be willing and able to assist with all aspects of patient care as well as clerical duties as needed. Applicant must be licensed RAD Tech, have previous experience in the field, and have the ability to work in a very fast paced environment. Previous experience with electronic medical records required. We offer competitive salary for the qualified candidate. If you are interested in this position, please send resume including salary requirements to:

Mortgage Professionals, Inc. 116 WEST COURT AVE. SELMER, TN 38375 (731) 439-0961 FAX (731) 646-4050 38 Old Hickory Cove, Jackson, TN 38305 NEW OFFICE IN BOLIVAR: 1329 W. Market St. (731) 518-5050


Government Insured REVERSE MORTGAGE


(1) No house payments for the rest of your life. (2) No income or credit qualifications!



CALL DEAN VANOVER FOR AN APPOINTMENT 731-439-0961 866-699-0974

(3) You continue to own your home For Homeowners Age 62 OR older


Page 8B v Independent Appeal 503 - public notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated June 1, 2004, executed by CARMEN R. PHILLIPS, CHRISTOPHER L. PHILLIPS, conveying certain real property therein described to STEVEN C. HORNSBY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded June 4, 2004, in Deed Book 369, Page 1293-1309; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OFTHE FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2004-FF11, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-FF11 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Side Entrance of the McNairy County Courthouse , located in Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: COMMENCE AT AN IRON PIPE MARKER FOUND AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE ORIGINAL CLAY BRITTON PROPERTY AS REFERENCED BY DEED RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 152, AT PAGE 6, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, SAID POINT BEING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE TIM AND TINA BROWN TRACT WHICH IS A PART OF THE ORIGINAL CLAY BRITTON PROPERTY, REFERENCED BY DEED BOOK 166, PAGE 236, AND ALSO BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE PARCEL OWNED BY TIM AND TINA BROWN FROM BRIAN DAVID REED, SAID PARCEL REFERENCED BY DEED BOOK 172, PAGE 248; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 290.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 50-FEET WIDE ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 50.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID ROAD: THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID ROAD 300.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A PROPOSED 50-FEET WIDE ROAD; THENCE LEAVING SAID ROAD, RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 120.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 120.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET: THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST 250.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST 120.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST 250.000 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.688 ACRE, MORE OR LESS. PER CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY BY NEWCOMB ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC., R.L.S. #1470, CORINTH, MS, DATED MARCH 9, 2002. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS CONVEYED TO CARMEN R. PHILLIPS AND HUSBAND, CHRISTOPHER L. PHILLIPS, BY DEED AS FOUND OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 170, PAGE 193, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 139008.29 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 18 ERIC LN W, RAMER, TN 38367. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): CHRISTOPHER L. PHILLIPS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: CARMEN R. PHIL-

503 - public notices LIPS The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #33072: 2012-07-18 2012-07-25, 2012-08-01 10664 9, 10, 11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated May 2, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded May 5, 2006, at Book 381, Page 1303 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Bryan A. Davis and Amy N. Davis, conveying certain property therein described to Kathy Winstead as Trustee for JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; 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 August 13, 2012 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake located in the middle of the Ashleigh Road; thence South 08 degrees 19 minutes 59 seconds West 412.38 feet to a stake; thence South 82 degrees 29 minutes 22 seconds East 203.16 feet to a stake; thence South 89 degrees 45 minutes 59 seconds East 130.23 feet to a stake; thence North 01 degrees 06 minutes 51 seconds West 403.80 feet to a stake in the middle of Ashleigh Road; thence with Ashleigh Road North 83 degrees 13 minutes 13 seconds West 265.89 feet to the point of beginning. Described as Lot Number 13 Shiloh Surveying Company. ALSO KNOWN AS: 221 Ashleigh Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367 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: Bryan A. Davis; Amy N. Davis; Dickinson Financial LLC

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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. 700‑173336 DATED July 11, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee July 18, 2012 July 25, 2012 August 1, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_120711_1046 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 10665 9, 10, 11 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on August 16, 2012 at 12:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Ronnie J. Chappell and Mary Chappell, to Harvey A. Mitchell, Trustee, on March 13, 1998 at Book 258, Page 454; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: CitiMortgage, Inc. The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Tract #1 Beginning at a steel fence post in the South line of Vernon Smith in the Western margin of New Hope Road; runs thence South 10 degrees 58 minutes 15 seconds West with New Hope Road 125 feet to a steel fence post; thence North 64 degrees 46 minutes 45 seconds West leaving New Hope 247.3 feet to a steel post: thence North 10 degrees 27 minutes 50 second East 120.0 feet to a steel fence post in the fence, the South line of Vernon smith; thence South 64 degrees 43 minutes 25 seconds East with the fence 25 feet; thence South 82 degrees 22 minutes 25 seconds East with the fence 223.2 feet to the point of beginning. Tract #2 Beginning at a steel fence post in the South line of Vernon Smith in the Western margin of New Hope Road; runs thence South 10 degrees 58 minutes 15 seconds West with New Hope Road 125 feet to a steel fence post at the Southeast corner of the property conveyed by Granville P. Lloyd and wife, Dorothy M. Lloyd, to Vernon Smith and wife; Myra Kathryn Smith, be deed dated August 29, 1979, which has been recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 97, at pages 261-262, for a true point of beginning; thence run South 10 degrees 13 minutes 15 seconds West with New Hope Road 176.8 feet to the North side of Winchester Road; thence run North 75 degrees 42 minutes 10 seconds West 250 feet along the North side of Winchester Road; thence run North 10 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds East 160.1 feet; thence run South 64 degrees 46 minutes 45 seconds East 247.3 feet to the beginning point. Street Address: 2559 Sticine Road, Guys, Tennessee 38339 Parcel Number: 158 016 18 Current Owner(s) of Property: Ronnie J. Chappell Other interested parties: Small Loans, Inc., Treasurer Loans, Inc., Tennessee Valley Finance and McNairy County, Tennessee The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2559 Sticine Road, Guys, Tennessee 38339, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are

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expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 10-007067 10674 9, 10, 11 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 26, 2007, executed by WILLIAM R. WOLFE, conveying certain real property therein described to MARY L. ARNOV, ESQ as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on January 17, 2008, as Instrument No. 61316, in Book 390, at Page 2667; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 15, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Mcnairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Mcnairy County, Tennessee, to wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS COMMITMENT IS DESCRIBED AS ALL THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY SITUATED IN 1099 HINES GIN ROAD, SELMER, TN 38375 IN THE COUNTY OF MCNAIRY, AND STATE OF TN AND BEING DESCRIBED IN A DEED DATED 03/10/2003 AND RECORDED 03/10/2003 IN BOOK 184 PAGE 326 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF THE COUNTY AND STATE SET FORTH ABOVE, AND REFERENCED AS FOLLOWS: THE FOLLOWING LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND BEING IN MCNAIRY COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE. AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF WILLIE H. WOLF AND WIFE, DOROTHY L. WOLFE TRACT DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 108, PAGE 865 AND IN THE CENTER OF HINES GIN RD., THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WOLF’S EAST LINE APPROXIMATELY 271 FT. TO A STAKE, THENCE MAKING A NEW LINE THROUGH WOLFE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION APPROXIMATELY 130 FT. TO A STAKE, THENCE MAKING A NEW LINE THROUGH WOLFE SOUTH AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF THIS TRACT APPROXIMATELY 218 FT. TO A POINT IN THE CENTER OF HINES GIN RD., THENCE SOUTHEAST

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WITH THE CENTER OF HINES GIN RD. TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING .75 ACRES MORE OR LESS. PARCEL # 81-42.06 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1099 HINES GIN ROAD, SELMER, TN 38375. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): WILLIAM R. WOLFE OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 120036876 FEI # 1006.163899 07/25, 08/01, 08/08/2012 10746 10,11, 12

to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Dated 7/9/2012 Freed-Hardeman University Executor, Administrator, Personal Representative Michael R. Parham Attorney Kim Harrison Clerk & Master/Deputy Clerk 10742 10, 11

NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by TCA§30-2-306 Estate of Josie A. Barnes, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on July 9 of 2012 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Josie A. Barnes, who died 11/6/2012, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on September 6, 2012 at 2:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Dwayne Litzinger, an unmarried person, to Terry Abernathy, Trustee, on October 21, 2005 at Book 378, Page 707; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin set in the north margin of Ramer and Guys Road, which point is located South 68 degrees 54 minutes 18 seconds West 861.41 feet from the southeast corner of Griswell; thence, from the point of beginning and on new lines through Griswell, the following calls: North 24 degrees 26 minutes 40 seconds West 420.00 feet to an iron pin set; South 65 degrees 33 minutes 20 seconds West 112.76 feet to an iron pin set; South 42 degrees 04 min-


PURSUANT to an Order of the Chancery Court for McNairy County, Tennessee in the Civil Action of Diane Parmely, et al vs. Larry Dancer, et al, No. 8876, I will, as Special Commissioner, on August 9, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., in the Courtroom, Second Floor, McNairy County Courthouse, in Selmer, Tennessee, sell to the highest bidder at public auction the following described real property which was conveyed to J. O. Dancer and wife, Moudine Dancer, a/k/a Maudene Dancer by Deed of C. C. Melton and wife dated the 25th day of June, 1959, and recorded in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 54, page 185, and said property is more particularly bounded and described according to said Deed as follows: BOUNDED on the North by the old Selmer and Bolivar Road (Old No. 15), on the East by the land of Dancer; on the South by the land of Edwards, and on the West by the land of Graham, containing 12.5 acres, more or less. INCLUDED in the above description, but EXCLUDED herefrom are three tracts as follows: TRACT ONE: Being certain property conveyed to F. D. Redmon and wife in Deed Book 63, page 62, in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, TN, and described according to said Deed as follows: BEGINNING at a stake in Old No. 5 Highway, the northeast corner of Edgar Loyd Dancer tract of land; runs thence South with the East line of said Edgar Loyd Dancer tract, 467 feet to a stake, pine pointers; thence in a northeasternly direction 320 feet to a stake in said Old No. 5 Highway; thence in a westernly direction with said Old No. 5 Highway 311 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.1 acres, more or less. TRACT TWO: Being the same property conveyed to Billy Parmely and wife recorded in Deed Book 78, page 463, in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, TN, and described according to said Deed as follows: BEGINNING at a stake on the Selmer and Bolivar Road (Old Number 15) and running in a western direction 140 feet to a stake on Dancer; thence in a southern direction 75 feet to a stake on Dancer; thence in a eastern direction 140 feet to a stake; thence in a northern direction 75 feet to the point of beginning, containing one-half (1/2) acre, more or less. TRACT THREE: Being the same property conveyed to Kevin Parmely and Denise Nelson by Deed recorded in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 160, page 720, and described according to said Deed as follows: BEGINNING at the northernmost point of the property described in Deed Book 54, page 185. at a point in the western right of way of Dancer Road and being a corner in common with Freddie Jenkins’ property of record in deed Book 68, page 124; runs thence in a southwestern direction with Jenkins 210 feet; thence in a southeastern direction 210 feet; thence in a northeastern direction 210 feet; thence in a northwestern direction with said road 210 feet back to the point of beginning. The sale of this tract of real estate is subject to the approval of the Chancellor of the Chancery Court for McNairy County, Tennessee. The property will be sold to the highest bidder. The successful bidder will be required to give the Clerk & Master 10% of the purchase price the day of the sale. . The remaining balance is to be paid in cash or certified funds on confirmation and delivery of the Deed and subject to Court Approval. The balance is to be paid in cash or certified funds, however, the bidding may be reopened within ten days. In order to reopen the bidding, the bid must be raised by a minimum of ten percent (10%). If the bid is raised, the property shall be re-advertised and auctioned a second and final time. At the final sale, the property will be sold to the highest and best bidder. I will sell and convey only as the Clerk & Master, as Special Commissioner pursuant to the decree of the Chancery Court. The buyer shall rely upon his own good judgment and investigation as to the status of title. This the 18th day of July, 2012. Kim Harrison, Special Commissioner McNairy County Courthouse 731-645-5446 W. Lee Lackey, Attorney 125 Pickwick Street N Savannah TN 38372 731-925-2535

Joe L. Brown, Attorney Savannah, TN 38372 731-925-2202


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utes 59 seconds West 273.86 feet to an iron pin set; South 47 degrees 55 minutes 01 second East 389.46 feet to an iron pin set in the north margin of Ramer and Guys Road; thence, with the north margin of Ramer and Guys Road, North 53 degrees 03 minutes 20 seconds East 213.91 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 2900 Capooth Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367 Parcel Number: 149- -149032.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Dwayne Litzinger The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2900 Capooth Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the un-

dersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690

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