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Woman threatens deli By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Many of you probably know Tony Chapman as a member of the McNairy County Board of Education, but you may not know that, in addition to being a community leader, he is an author and songwriter. He has self-published a book he has written called “I’d Know His Danged Ole Hide in a Tannin’ Yard and Other Things Mommanem Useta to Say.” The book is a collection of sayings like the one in the title and either an explanation of what the sayings mean or humorous stories about them. “Most of the time I tell a story that I have heard or experienced,” Chapman said. Chapman jokingly related a quote from the jacket of the book, “All stories are true. Most have been embellished.” It was published by Chapman’s company, Top Communications, which is in the audio and video production businesses, among others. The book is the fruit of four years of labor by Chapman. “I have always been fascinated by what a lot of people call idioms, but that sounds to much like idiot to me, so I don’t call them that—I call them sayings,” Chapman explained. The book has sold almost all of the first printing of 100 copies and Chapman plans a second printing and maybe a third printing, depending on how it goes. The saying in the title refers to a leather tannery, where the hides are laid out and all look alike. “If you say you would know somebody in a tanning yard, you know them real well. That’s what my Momma used to say to my Daddy,” Chapman explained. At the same time, Chapman is also submitting his book to the major publishers,
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hoping they will pick it up. Chapman also includes some of the lyrics to his songs, which relate to the stories and sayings in his book. “I’ve written a lot of songs,” he said. One of his most requested songs is “Don’t Go Burning Old Glory Whenever I’m Around.” He sang this song at Hee Haw when he was the emcee and at the recent Veteran’s Day luncheon at Bethel Springs. He revised the song after 9/11 and then again when Osama bin Laden was killed. “It’s a work in progress,” Chapman said. Another of the expressions in Chapman’s book is “drunker than Cooter Brown.” Chapman explained that this saying came from the Civil War period. Brown, who lived in a
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An unidentified woman threatened employees on Dec. 17 at the Food Giant in Selmer, saying that she would make the store look like Connecticut, according to an offense report provided by the Selmer Police Department. According to the report, Ptl. William A. “Tony” Westbrooks was parked in the parking lot of Kevin Redmon’s tax office when Anita Wilson came up to his vehicle and told him that a woman called the Food Giant and made a threat against the deli department. Westbrooks asked her if they had caller identification and she said no. He then asked her if anyone called 911 and she said no. She told Westbrooks that the call came in around 4 p.m., about 30 minutes before she went to Westbrooks’ car. Westbrooks told her he was ending his shift at 6 p.m. and would pass it on to the night shift. He also called dispatch and had them make a complaint card out. The next morning, Westbrooks went to the store and talked to manager John Wilbanks. In response to a question from Westbrooks, Wilbanks said no one called 911 to his knowledge. Wilbanks gave Westbrooks their phone carrier information to assist in the investigation. Wilbanks said that Whitney Chandler, the cashier at checkout No. 1 answered the call and she made a statement. “If I get hung up on one more time, it’s going to be like (expletive deleted) Connecticut up in here,” was what Chandler reported that the woman said. Investigator Tony Miller told the Independent Appeal last Thursday that the Selmer police were seeking a court order for the phone records to determine the identity of the caller.
Will back-to-back winter storms bring Christmas snow?
Lady Cats avenge loss, Cards win in overtime PAGE 1B
By Christen Coulon Editor
It seems as though winter has finally arrived in McNairy County, and with a surprise one-two punch of winter storms, we still can’t rule out snow on Christmas day. Just days before the Christmas holiday, a blast of cold air and strong winds hit the county dropping daytime highs into the mid 40s. The storm, which television forecasters have named Winter Storm Draco packed wind gusts topping out near 50 mph. With the wind chill readings outside, the temperatures last Thursday felt more like 25 degrees. Even though it did not bring any snow, Draco did pack a flurry of Christmas decorations as the strong winds that blew through the county last Thursday knocked down trees and sent holiday themed items flying through the air. In Selmer, the storm took out nearly half of the Christmas trees placed there for the Main Street CHRISTmas Festival of Trees.
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A winter storm last Thursday sent a flurry of Christmas decorations flying around the county. A second winter storm set to hit the county on Christmas day is forecast to bring snow to the area.
Cardinal Sports Grill set to open in Adamsville
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As another year winds down, we wanted to let you know that we loved every minute of serving you this year, and look forward to seeing you again in 2013.
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Randy and Michelle Geiger will open a sports bar and grill in the old pawn shop building adjacent to where the Saw Meal Restaurant is located now in Adamsville. The name of the business will be the Cardinal Sports Grill. The Geigers also own the Saw Meal. “We’re going to have a small restaurant that will serve beer, wings and things of that nature. There won’t be neon out-
side or anything like that. It will be kept presentable, just a family atmosphere. It will allow us to pull some of the 25 to 40 year olds that are going to Jackson for Wild Wings and stuff like that. It will enable us to pull part of that business. We’ll keep it in Adamsville,” co-owner Randy Geiger said. “It will have TVs all around with sports programs, the Super Bowl, boxing—the general idea is Buffalo Wild Wings. We have five kids at home so it’s not going to be a bar, but we have had a lot of people come in and call from Jack-
son because we advertise up there. They will call on the phone and say, ‘Do y’all serve alcohol?’ ‘No.’ ‘Do y’all serve beer?’ ‘No.’ And they don’t come. We spend a lot of money to advertise up there. We feel like it will keep a little bit of money in Adamsville,” co-owner Michelle Geiger added. The Adamsville Beer Board, which has the same members as the Adamsville City Commission, granted an on-premise beer license to Randy and Michelle Geiger for the business at its Dec. 17 meeting.
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
Adamsville battles beavers; Dams present flood risk
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By Jeff Whitten
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McNairy Regional Alliance
The Adamsville City Commission discussed the problem of some unwelcome residents causing problems in the Tanyard Springs subdivision at it Dec. 17 meeting. Beavers are building dams, which clog up culverts and can cause water to overflow the road, causing hazardous conditions for motorists, especially at night. When the city cleans out the culverts, the refuse pollutes Tanyard Springs Lake. “Can we get them eliminated and how much progress have we made in catching them?” Tanyard resident Sammie Maness asked. Maness told the commission that the city had been “playing” with the beavers on Tanyard Springs Lake for the past ten years, but they had been looking at the wrong place. “The beaver problem is up another creek and in the woods that we found... So for ten years we have wasted our money,” Maness said. City Administrator Steve Simon explained that beavers threaten two culverts in Tanyard Springs. “They clog them up to the point we have to dig them out. When we dig the refuse out, it piles up against the culvert and it goes out in the lake and causes some of the neighbors concern,” Simon said. If the city doesn’t clean out the culverts, the water will overrun the road, Simon explained. “This is not the last we will be working on this. They are persistent and they come back. We have a gentlemen that gave us the authority to be on his private property on the beaver prob-
A Free workshop dealing with finding new markets through local, state and federal contracts will be presented on Jan. 9, 2013, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, at the McNairy Regional Alliance, 205 West Court Avenue in Selmer. The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, (Jackson State Community College), and the McNairy Regional Alliance. This information covers how to do business with the local governmental entities, the State of Tennessee and introduces the basics of Federal Government Contracting. Also included are overviews of the U. S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantaged Business Program and Historically Underutilized Business Zone, (HUB Zone) initiatives. All attendees will receive resource material that contains information necessary to become certified in order to qualify for government contracts. You will learn how to find contracting opportunities within the General Services Administration, Veterans Administration, Department of Defense and the U. S. Postal Service. Step by step instructions and actual examples will be used to help you interpret a bid match, invitation to bid, (ITB), request for proposal, (RFP), and a request for quotation, (RFQ). This session will also include information on packages from the State of Tennessee and local governments. The workshop is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Additional funding is provided by the TN Board of Regents. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Call the McNairy Regional Alliance office at (731) 6456360, to register. There is no charge for the workshop and it is open to the public, but you must pre-register, as the workshop will not be presented if there are less than five registrations. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance by calling the TSBDC office at (731) 4245389 to make the arrangements.
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Tanyard Springs Lake is beaver, dam and refuse free after last Thursday morning’s rain, but it is an ongoing problem that Adamsville is dealing with. The pesky critters build dams in the culverts that could cause water to overflow the road and vehicles to drive off into the water, especially at night. If the city removes the refuse from the culverts, it pollutes the lake. lem. So that’s being worked on right is on private property and it is not city now,” Simon said. property. Simon said they city would like to Lacey said that it involves a bluebe peaceful in dealing with the prob- line stream. blue-line streams are lem but the roadbed could wash out at those that flow all year and are marked night and someone could drive off into on topographic maps with a bluethe water. line. These streams are regulated by “We need to make sure we are the Federal Emergency Management protecting those roadbeds. Once that Agency for the purpose of reducing earth in those dams push up against losses through the regulation of conthe levees, you’ve got terrible pres- struction. sure,” Simon said. “My concern is that everything that Commissioner Frank Lacey sug- the city that goes into the lake is going gested putting up flourescent signs on to private property, from my underthat say,”Water covers the road.” standing. If you are putting something “My concern is that TDEC (Ten- out on private property, are you going nessee Department of Environment to clean it up,” Maness said. & Conservation) will get involved. We “They haven’t ever cleaned up don’t ever want TDEC to get involved,” mine,” Maness added. Lacey said. “We saw a big brush pile that floatCommissioner Tommy Morris said ed out into it that they pushed out into he didn’t think it would since the lake the lake,” Maness said.
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The Independent Appeal is you, the citizens of McNairy County. By Christen Coulon Editor
While I was putting the final touches on this year’s special Christmas section, I reflected on my time in McNairy County and I realized that this would be my second Christmas spent here with my family. Since arriving, we have made many friends, and met so many kind and interesting people. This January, my wife Lanessa and I, welcomed a new addition to our family, Moxie, who is the only native McNairy Countian in our home. Our other children Fox and Pixel have settled into daily life and truly enjoy it. Overall, the five of us have found our places here. Our friends, neighbors and those we have met in the local community have truly made us feel at home. Since joining the staff of the Independent Appeal in June 2011, I have the opportunity to meet and work with so many of you. I have traveled to every part of the county and am beginning to be able to find my way around all of the unmarked back roads without having to use Mapquest. During my time here, I have had many epiphanies about life here and life in gen-
eral. The most important thing that have I realized is that life is truly better in a small town atmosphere. The crime is lower. Everything is cheeper. The people are friendlier and the lines are shorter. When we first moved here I certainly missed some of the trappings that came with big city life. While it has been said that variety is the spice of life, I have not missed the variety of Clarksville’s culinary or shopping areas as much as I would have expected. Here there are only five choices available when I want fast food where in Clarksville there were dozens if not hundreds of choices. Every once and a while, I still have a craving for a Taco Bell Taco, but of the things I missed at first, they don’t seem to matter much now at all. Going back to Christmas, I would like to commend everyone here for their Christmas spirit. The “happy holidays” nonsense I was bombarded with working at a university cannot be found here, it’s Merry Christmas all the way and I think that is just great. The community participation in the local celebrations bring back that nostalgic feeling of Christmas I haven’t felt since I was a child. I was especially impressed with the Main Street CHRISTmas Festival in Selmer,
my entire family had a great time at this year’s event and I hope that this becomes an annual celebration. Overall, the level of decorations and spirit present in every community here in McNairy County is impressive and even if there is no snow it still somehow feels more like Christmas. This year, I want to thank my tremendous staff of talented individuals at the Independent Appeal for their hard work to put out such a great product each week. Working as a journalist is my calling, and I could not imagine a more supportive environment to work on my craft. Most importantly, I want to thank the readers of this publication for their support. Simply put, our success and our jobs exist because of you. You have supported us through highs and lows this past year and your enthusiasm for our publication makes even the longest of days worth every minute. I feel truly blessed to be able to serve you each day. When I talk to colleagues about our audience, I always note a hint of jealously when I describe the customers who wait on our doorstep each week to receive a fresh copy of our paper. My 18 month tenure here at the helm
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Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain
FROM PAGE 1A
Despite the strong winds and chilly temps no reports of significant damage were reported throughout the county, according to McNairy County Fire Chief Darryl Goodrum. So, are we in for a white Christmas? While our chances of a white Christmas remain low, there is an outside chance that county residents may see a flake or two Christmas night. On the heels of Draco, another powerful winter storm (which will be named Euclid) is set to hit the U.S. this week, and this one may bring snow to the area Christmas night and early into Wednesday morning. The current forecast shows the storm bringing rain, changing to a mix of snow and rain, moving into the area late on Christmas Day. The chance of us seeing this wintery mix is currently 40 percent, and even if snow does fall, it is not likely to stick around for long as temps are forecasted to top out in the upper 30s on Wednesday.
CHAPMAN FROM PAGE 1A
border state, had several brothers, some of which fought for the Union and some for the Confederacy. “Back then, if you were a drunkard, they wouldn’t take you in either army. So Cooter didn’t want to fight against any of his brothers, he loved them so. So he just stayed drunk the whole war,” Chapman explained. “I said at the end of the story, ‘I wonder if Cooter ever sobered up after the end of the war or if he died of cirrhosis of the liver,’” Chapman said. Chapman has made some demos of his songs. He plans to make a gospel CD with six of his songs on it and another country CD with six more on it. He is going to sell those from his web site. One of Chapman’s future book projects is a followup to the current one: “I’d Know his Danged Old Hide in a Tannin’ Yard and Other Sayings and Yet Other Things Mommanem Useta Say.” Chapman used on 67 of the sayings he collected, but still has a drawer full of say-
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ings he has not used. “I’ve got about 500. I’ve got an idea for a story for each one,” Chapman said. Chapman finds inspiration from such local hangouts such as Pat’s Cafe. “You’ve heard the expression, ‘Shut my mouth’ or ‘I want you to hush.’ I wrote a story about a friend of mine’s mother who used to say that. I’d say, ‘Was she mad at them or what?” Chapman said. Chapman is also thinking of putting the book on the audiobooks web site. He is working on things to promote the book such as sending it to libraries and bookstores. “Let’s face it, you’re never going to sell a million copies unless you can get it out to a regular publisher,” Chapman said. “I’m going to promote it a little more,” Chapman said. He has given books out to people who have helped him, who are special in his life and to his kinfolks. “I’ve got about a thousand kinfolks,” Chapman joked. “I just love to write,” Chapman said. He has also taught writing at Jackson State Community College.
Lucky reader takes $100 prize in Moody’s giveaway contest
To: All interested Agencies - Federal, State, and Local - Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that McNairy County, TN under CFR 24 Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for a Community Development Block Grant under HUD grant number: B-08-DI-47-0001. Proposed Activity: McNairy County - County Wide Emergency Operations 1) Road Improvements - Cypress Rd, Litt Wilson Rd, Forty Forks Rd., Elgie Murray Road 2) Weather Alert Sirens 3) Rescue Boat 4) Rescue Truck 5) Debris Removal Truck 6) Portable Road Barriers. Approximate Acreage affected: 100. The proposed project(s) is located in the neighborhood of Cypress Rd, Litt Wilson Rd, Forty Forks Rd., Elgie Murray Road. McNairy County, TN has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: [List (i) ALL of the reasons why the action must take place in a floodplain: Project is for Flood Mitigation, (ii) alternatives considered and reasons for non-selection: alternatives is to do nothing, would cause harm to human life if not proceeded, (iii) all mitigation measrures will be taken during construction to protect surrounding areas.] [No known final or conditional LOMR’s or LOMA’s from FEMA] [McNairy County, TN Acknowledges compliance with state and local floodplain protection procedures] McNairy County, TN has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: Project is to protect and mitigate flooding issues to protect human life and property. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by McNairy County, TN at the following address: 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134 on or before 01/10/2013. McNairy County; 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134 and (731) 645-3472 Attention: Ronnie Brooks, Mayor. Comments may also be submitted or further information can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134. Date: 12/26/2012 Name of Certifying Officer: Title of Certifying Officer:
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“Recycled” Christmas Ornament Contest McNairy County Solid Waste/Recycling/Litter Grant
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our Christmas Ornament Contest. Michie Elementary Overall 1st place school, Michie Elementary, overall teacher Karla Burns, overall speciality group Debra Steen, overall student BJ Howard, honorable mentions for Michie Katlyn Johnson, Cole Denton, Jayden Crum (not pictured).
Bethel Elementary Bethel Elementary Overall 2nd place school, overall student John Droke, honorable mentions for Bethel Samantha Simmons and Caleb McClain. Students were in photo along with Principal Mr. Moore and Assistant Principal Mrs. Finiayson, Julie Gibbs and Anita Graves.
Ramer Elementary Ramer Elementary Teacher Bridget Jones with Ramer overall winner Haley Parvin and honorable mention for Ramer Elementary Kyle Faulkner. Memphis Campus
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Ornaments will be displayed on the Christmas Tree in lobby of the Courthouse until Jan. 3, 2013. We would love to keep ornaments for display but if any parent, student or teacher would like to have their ornament back please contact Cindy Kennedy at 645-5909. Mayor Brooks along with McNairy County Solid Waste would like to thank the following donations and time…..
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Littlejohn; Youth volunteer of the year By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Performing random acts of kindness is one of the things that got Stuart Littlejohn a Youth Volunteer Award this year at the Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet, presented by the Selmer Rotary Club and Selmer Lions Club. Littlejohn is the second member of his family to win this same award. His brother, Cary, won it in 2006. “It was always really neat to have a brother I could say that won the youth volunteer of the year and I ended up getting it,” Littlejohn said. Littlejohn started the Penny Foundation his freshman year at McNairy Central High School. He is now a senior there. A charity close to Littlejohn’s heart is the Free Wheelchair Mission, which sends wheelchairs to third world countries. He bought his first one when he was in the eighth grade. “My freshman year I wanted to see how many I could get. I wanted to send a bunch over at one time,” Littlejohn said. He asked his friends to give him pennies in order to help get the wheelchairs. He has raised enough money in pennies for about 68 wheelchairs, which cost about $50 apiece, for the mission. Last year he did a jacket drive. He collected more than 50 jackets and donated them. He started a new charity called the Commission Crew. “I’m a Christian, and the Great Commission says go forth to all nations and make disciples of Christ,” Littlejohn explained. “Me and my buddies, once a month, we go out and do random acts of kindness,” Littlejohn said. There are more than 55 members in the crew. “We get together and disperse throughout the county, and we get together and do things like mowing yards, raking leaves this time of the year, just stuff like that,” Littlejohn said. Littlejohn has also done community service work with the National Honor Society and with Captain Action, a community service club. Littlejohn has played basketball at MCHS all four of his years there, as well as base-
Eastview board unhappy with road repairs By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The Eastview Board of Aldermen were so unhappy with road repairs done on Allen McCoy Road by Steve Redmon that they voted at their Dec. 18 meeting to suspend payments to Redmon until Mayor Jessie Robbins can resolve the matter with him. Robbins told the Independent Appeal last Thursday that he had as yet been unable to reach Redmon Steve Redmon’s workers broke Debbie Sanders’ water hydrant while using her water in their road repairs on Allen McCoy Road, according to Robbins. “It flooded the yard before she found out she didn’t have water,” Robbins said. Sanders told the Mayor she heard a noise and went outside and saw a man putting water in a tank. Her water went off another day. She said that someone had unrolled her hose. Robbins said that Redmon told Avon Shelton, who owns the house, that his men did not take the water. Redmon laid the last batch of asphalt in the rain, board member Lucy Martin, who lives on the road, said. “It was rough. He did not do a good job,” she added. The Mayor said that Redmon told him he would redo some of the work without charge. “It looked like he ran over it with a rolling pin and it picked some of the asphalt up,” Martin said. “It don’t look like it’s fixed to me,” Martin added. Under the contract, the work came with a one-year warranty, Robbins said. “I wouldn’t pay anything until I was satisfied with it,” board member Elvis Butler said. The board voted to withhold the $24,300 payment until the Mayor could talk with Redmon to resolve the matter to the city’s satisfaction. Redmon was in the hospital when the work was being done by his crew, according to board member Jim Humphrey. “He probably didn’t go down there and see what they done,” Butler said. The board authorized Robbins to offer $15,000 for 14.5 acres adjoining the city park. The land is owned by the widow of the late Willard Summers, Polina Muslymova Summers. “I think it would be an asset to the city,” board member Jeff Coln said. The property is appraised at $32,500, Robbins said. Coln said that the land could be used to expand the park. Robbins expressed the concern that someone could buy it and put
something in it the city would not want, like a pig farm. Raymond Butler said a ball field could be built on the land. The board passed an ordinance to raise the minimum contract price that requires a bidding process from $5,000 to $10,000. They also amended the 2011-2012 street fund budget, adding the $36,000 they spent on street repairs. Elvis Butler, who is also Fire Chief, for the city, said two or three narrowband radios would have to be purchased, due to new Federal Communications regulations that will take effect Jan. 1, 2013. One, which was approved last year, has already been ordered. It will cost around $2,500 because it is a radio and a mobile repeater for the fire truck. A repeater is a receiver/transmitter that can receive a weak or low-level signal and retransmit it a a higher level or higher power. The other two will be 100watt radios. “We can’t even talk from here to Selmer on the portable. You have to wait until you get in the truck before you talk,” Elvis Butler said. The board authorized the purchase of three new radios. Butler said he had quit buying pagers because they cost $390 each and while a portable radio set up on page only costs $179 each. “We’d be better off with the radios. You can talk back on them but you can’t do that on the pagers,” said Alderman Burl Sutton. Butler said the obsolete radios would have to be destroyed since they will be worthless after the first of the year when all radios will have to be narrowband. Bids of five dollars for surplus copy machines, computer monitor and printers and of five dollars for two damaged surplus tables from Shawn Smith were accepted. The Eastview Water Board, which has the same members as the Board of Aldermen, voted to apply for a Community Development Block Grant that will be used to purchase new water meters . The grant will require an 8 percent match by the city and the amount of the grant is yet to be determined, City Recorder Emodene Smith said. The deadline for the city’s application is Feb. 1, 2013. The city will have to do new surveys on the percentage of low and moderate income residents since it has been more than three years since the last ones were done. The water board also voted to charge the City of Ramer $2.15 per thousand gallons of water. Ramer, which has its own source of water, will use the water from Eastview in emergencies only. Eastview gets its water from Selmer, which charges it $2.07 per thousand gallons.
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Making sense of Sandy Hook By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
I, probably like many of you, am trying to make sense out of Sandy Hook, Aurora and other mass shootings. There has been a lot of discussion and debate about what to do about it and a lot of it on both sides has not made a favorable impression on me. Our shortened holiday work week makes it impossible for me to do a thorough examination of all of the arguments and proposals—that is a more long-term project. What I thought I’d do here is examine what I view as some of the weaknesses in some of the arguments on both sides of the issues raised by the shootings. It is only natural to react with anger and sadness at the tragedy at Sandy Hook, but when it comes to deciding what to do, clear thinking is a necessity. I also think we shouldn’t rush to judgement about what to do, but should carefully think through all of the issues and do our homework, making sure the facts are on our side. I don’t deal with local issues in this column, but Sheriff Guy Buck has proposed putting school resource officers in the schools to help prevent a tragedy of this type happening in our county. I am not going to tell you what to think about this proposal, but I would urge you to seriously consider it and any other local proposals that may be made in the coming weeks and months. Since this horrible crime was committed with an assault weapon, some of the proposals deal with regulating the purchase of this type of weapon. Since it is obvious that criminals and the mentally unstable should not have access to weapons, it has been proposed that a loophole that allows anyone to buy a gun at a gun show without a background check be closed. The intent of this loophole was that private individuals would be likely to know who they are dealing with and the background check requirement just created a lot of unnecessary red tape. However, if someone at a gun show is selling lots of guns to people they don’t know, the reason for the exception doesn’t apply. One thing gun control advocates don’t acknowledge about this and the proposed assault weapons ban is that any such proposals will not abolish the black market. Demand creates its own supply. If criminals and the insane want to evade background checks, the means will be available for them to do so, though the background check will make it harder for them to buy weapons.. The same can be said in the case of an assault weapons ban. If it were only so easy that all you had to do to prevent someone from doing something was to pass a law. One thing that annoys me in general about the arguments from pro-gun control advocates, is that they assume because Sandy Hook and Aurora happened certain actions ought to be taken. That assumes what needs to be demonstrated. The onus is on them to make the case that what they are proposing has a good likelihood of preventing or substantially minimizing future tragedies of this kind and that this probability outweighs any likely negative side effects. On the pro-gun side, it is true that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms. “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” it states. It is obvious from the text that one of the things the amendment was originally intended to do was to allow men to have their rifles and pistols that they could use when the militia was called out. However, that purpose no longer exists, so you have to apply the amendment to existing conditions. The Supreme Court has done this by holding that the amendment protects an individual’s right to have guns for hunting and protection. No one is proposing taking these guns away from people, and even if they did, it would be unconstitutional. One of the weaker arguments I have heard is that God punished the innocent children and adults by having them killed for things like removing Him from the classroom, or other things like abortion or gay marriage. This picture of God portrays him as peevish, vengeful and willing to kill innocent people. This just has to be wrong and is incompatible with a loving and just God. It also ignores man’s free will. This illustrates one common flaw in the attempts to explain the tragedies. The first explanation should always be that these killers chose to take these actions, either because they are evil or insane, and the responsibility is theirs alone. As far as expelling God from the classroom, God is allpowerful and cannot be expelled by man from anywhere. Whatever you think of the Supreme Court’s decision banning organized prayer in the school, the decision does not nor cannot ban prayer on an individual basis. Based on the arguments, I don’t think there is any magic bullet solution to this problem that will represent a permanent fix.
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Volume 110, Number 32, Wednesday, December 26, 2012
McNAIRY VOICES Asked of McNairy Central High School National Honor Society volunteers at the McNairy County Childrens’ Shopping Spree)
Why did you decide to participate in the shopping spree?
Charity Surratt (MCHS):
Emily Hunter (MCHS):
”Anna Collins (MCHS):
James Martin (MCHS):
Stuart Littlejohn (MCHS):
Corbin Kennedy (MCHS):
“I love helping the kids and I know it puts a smile on their face and it puts a smile on mine as well.”
“My sister’s done it for the last couple of years and so it’s a privilege and I’m into mission work and things like that I do with my church and just being able to do it in the community has always been a privilege.
“I just like helping the kids and letting them know the Christmas spirit.”
“Because everybody tells me it is just so much fun and I had to come see it. I had to be part of this. I’m just glad I got to come out here and help the kids. It’s all about them.”
“Because it’s got to be about the funnest thing you do all year, especially in school. It’s one of those things that when you do it, you get a blessing from it.
“I get to help all of these kids out.”
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This year: no Moore camping By Molly Moore Columnist
Every year at this time I start thinking about camping in the spring, because I forget. I forget about stocking the camper with food, and remembering every last minute detail, and how little sleep one actually gets in a camper with small boys. Every year I say this year will be different, they are bigger, they will sleep in their own bed/table. Our past trips are terribly memorable. One trip I clearly remember was during the summer I was pregnant with Spencer. The morning after we arrived, our other friends were already at the beach, so I put Jack down for a nap, left Trey with lunch directions and slung on a swimsuit. I found my friends, the seasoned campers, the people who grill and cook and make doughnuts on a whim. Clearly they all had been there a while, soaking up the solitude of the lake and laughing with one another about life and kids. I quickly dropped into my chair because I was still exhausted from the sleepless night before, which incidentally will make a girl quite grumpy, especially if that girl is moving from bed
to bed/table in a musical chair fashion throughout the long, long night. As I muttered hellos to everyone, I yanked off my coverup, and took a deep breath. Thank goodness my little one was snoozing, my husband probably was, and I had no one to lifeguard. Resting my head on my chair I lounged back and heard my friend Robin whisper, “Molly, your swimsuit is on inside out.”. Slowly opening my eyes I could see she was indeed correct. My swimsuit, which was less than desirable anyway, was completely and utterly wrong. The liners were, well, where liners are supposed to be, however they were flapping in the breeze. I thought to myself, I am a camping disgrace. Every part of me wanted to just sit there in all my glory, but I had too much respect for my fellow campers. I slinked quietly to the bathhouse, flipped the wretched suit around, and ever-so discreetly slid back into my chair. I know without a shadow of a doubt there will be another camp trip next year, regardless of how often I swear I will not camp again. Camping is not me. I love the outdoors, however, sleeping in a good bed within a solid structure is quite fulfilling, and dressing in front of a full length mirror- priceless.
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, 19EMS • 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 • Senior Airman 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 • 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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Robert F. Goad
Wilburn Glin Michael
Robert F. Goad was born June 9, 1918 in Adamsville, Tenn., the son of the late Frank Mitchell and Alice Icie Barlow Goad. He was united in marriage to Mary Magdalene Weeks on June 18, 1943. Mrs. Goad preceded him in death on January 20, 2002. Mr. Goad graduated from Adamsville High School in 1938. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was trained as a parachute jumper. He later was assigned to the Marine Corps and served as a medic in the South Pacific Theater, attaining the rank of Chief Pharmacist’s Mate. While in service, he was awarded the Purple Heart and other commendations. Following his discharge from military service, Mr. Goad worked for the railroad in Denver, Colorado. He returned to Selmer and began working for Pickwick Electric Cooperative as a lineman. Mr. Goad later enrolled in Tennessee Polytechnical Institute in Cookville, graduating with a B. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. He then returned to Selmer and resumed his work with Pickwick Electric Cooperative as an Electrical Engineer, where he retired after 30 plus years of service. Mr. Goad was a faithful member of the Fourth Street church of Christ in Selmer, having served the congregation as an Elder and Bible class teacher for many years. He was a dedicated student of the Bible, and had previously served as an interim minister for the Refuge church of Christ. Mr. Goad enjoyed following the Chicago Cubs, having played baseball when he was young. He was an avid gardener and innovator; he enjoyed the challenge of creating solutions that would simplify everyday tasks. Mr. Goad departed this life on December 17, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 94 years, 6 months, 8 days. He is survived by a daughter, Janet Sparks and husband Richard of Selmer, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Lee Richard Sparks and wife Sabrina of Jackson, Tenn. and Robert Ryan Sparks and wife Penny of Selmer, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Lily Sparks and Alexis Wehn; a brother, Samuel Goad of Minneapolis, MN; numerous nieces and nephews; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Goad was preceded in death by three sisters: Ima McNeil, Olen Goad, and Gertrude Counts; and a brother, Barlow Goad. Services were held on Thursday, December 20 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Jeremy Weekley and Dan Eubanks officiating. Burial with military honors followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Goad may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc. or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Wilburn Glin (Mike) Michael of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Selmer, passed from this life on December 19, 2012. He was the beloved son of the late Sam Turner Michael and Mary Ethel Hawkins Michael. Mr. Michael was a retired railroad engineer. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran and a Mason. He is the devoted father of Edward Michael and his wife Betty, Barbara Martin and her husband Keith, and Glinna Michael; loving grandfather of Scott, Rob, Dan, Matt, and Colleen Michael, Pam Orr, Dayson and Damien Wagner; great grandfather of Moira, Maeve, Maddox, Emma, Kaitlyn, Rylee, and Damien, Jr. A host of extended relatives and friends. Funeral services will be on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer with Bro. Jetta Forsythe officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.
Happy Birthday Molly B. 12/30/93- 6/16/02 Here I am again facing another Christmas and birthday without you. I miss you so. It is hard to put into words what losing someone does to your heart, your soul, your life. I know for me going through that time you were sick made me realize how truly precious life is. Each breath a gift from God that we so often take for granted. When we were going through your illness and death I often felt alone with my feelings. As a mother you feel emotions that are hard to explain. For me, I need details for everything, I don’t know why this is, but it’s like if I play it over in my mind maybe I can fix it, knowing it cannot be fixed. I need to hear your name from time to time because I don’t want you forgotten. I need someone to just listen and not give advice on how I should feel. I need to remember because memories are all I have. I don’t need to hear it is time to move on. I know that, but how can you when a piece of your heart is broken. Molly, I pray I have taken time to listen when someone else is in pain and I pray I didn’t give any unwanted advice as to how to handle their pain. I know it is hard to know what to say to people who have had a loss, but I know for me if someone just says your name I feel better. Knowing that people remember makes you feel better. Molly, I also want you to know we ran the St. Jude Family Race. I was overcome with emotion. 18,000 runners/walkers were there for families like us. In front of me waiting to walk was a child with a brain tumor and beside me was another one with cancer. I cannot tell you how this made me feel. In the half marathon were two angels I know, Ms. Amy and Ms. Shirley were running not because they had a child at St. Jude, but because they want to help. All year long they have raised money to help families like we were. How can you thank someone for giving so much to others. In a world where you only hear bad, you are truly reminded of just how good people can be. Because of people like them we never had a worry about being able to pay for your treatment or for any cost at St. Jude. Through their generosity and like the 18,000 runners we were able to concentrate on you and your brothers and not have the financial burden that would have occurred without people like them. I’m so grateful for this love they have shown. I will close for now knowing one day we will be in forever together and until then I will cherish every memory I have. Love, Mom
Lillian M. Tigner Mrs. Lillian M. Tigner of Hornsby departed this life at the age of 76 years and 8 months Tuesday evening, December 4, 2012 at McNairy County Health Care Center in Selmer. She was born April 4, 1936 to the late Aussie Felix Moore and Eula Mae Deadrick Moore and lived all her life in Hardeman County. In July of 1950 she was united in marriage to Robert W. Tigner, who preceded her in death October 2, 2006. Prior to retirement, she worked at Western Mental Health Institute in the dietary and housekeeping departments. She also worked at Brown Shoe Company in Selmer. Among her hobbies, she loved gardening, working in her flowers, crocheting, sewing and quilting, and was very accomplished in many other crafting techniques. She was a very devoted grandmother and loved her family. She was a member of Hatchie Baptist Church in Hornsby. Funeral services were held Friday, December 7, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with interment following at Hatchie Cemetery in Hornsby. Mrs. Tigner is survived by a daughter, Loretta Goodrum and husband Dennis of Selmer; three sons, William Tigner and wife Pat of Hornsby, Steve Tigner and wife Tammy of Hornsby and Randy Tigner and wife Rita of Hornsby; two sisters, Kathy Ellis of Bethel Springs and Betty Reaves of Eastview; a brother, Sonny Moore of Selmer; six granddaughters, Tina Baker, Morgan Davidson, LeAnn Howell, Ashley Tigner, Taylor Tigner and Lillie Tigner; and one great-grandchild, Case Baker. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Robert Jeffrey Tigner, a grandson, William Wade Tigner, a stepmother, Mildred Moore, a sister, Barbara Kiser, and a brother, John Quinton Moore. Donations made in memory of Mrs. Tigner may be sent to Hatchie Baptist Church at 11545 Powell Chapel Road, Hornsby, Tennessee 38044.
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Dickey Family We would love to thank everyone for the prayers and flowers during our loss of “Pops”. A special thanks to Brother Robert Griswell, Tony Miller (S.P.D.) and Shackelford Funeral Home. Thanks, Micheal and Melissa Dickey Danny and Rena Smith Roy and Lisa Hill Gordon and Tammy Carlin Savvy and Cody Dickey
church events December 24 • Court Avenue Presbyterian Church Come and celebrate Christ’s birth with us at 11 p.m. on December 24 at Court Avenue Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in Selmer. Communion is open to all who profess Christ as Lord. It is a wonderful experience to be in the Lord’s House during the celebration of His birth. All are welcome to come and worship with us. December 31 • God’s Way Church Watch Service A Watch Service will be held December 31 beginning at 8 p.m. at God’s Way Church, 1121 Peach St., Selmer. Pastor Billy Sanders welcomes everyone.
Reunion tips for college students and parents By Dr. John Greene Vanderbilt University
Welcoming a college student home for the holidays—especially if it’s a first extended visit since going away to school—can be the occasion for joyful reunions as well as some added household tension. John Greene, professor of pediatrics and associate dean for student health and wellness at Vanderbilt University, offers these tips to help keep the peace among your family members this season. Be flexible. Students have just completed a long semester and the rigors of final exams on little sleep. They likely view their holiday break as a time for rest, relaxation and a reprieve from obligations. In addition, after months of dorm living, they may resist the curfew you enforced when they were previously under your roof. “This can produce some friction,” Greene said. “I think parents should realize this is not a different person coming home, but a young adult who is developing independence and has thoughts about a schedule of their own both for family meals as well as family activities during the holidays. “The student may see this time as a break from academics and the stresses of school, while parents are just excited to have the young person back home and may try to gently push them back into the role that they had before,” he said. “So I think communication—as usual for most things—is very, very important.” Communicate your expectations. “I think as soon as possible, sit down with your student and say, ‘These are the family plans for the holidays—let us hear your plans. What were you thinking you’d like to do? What would you like your schedule to be?’” Greene said. At the same time, it’s perfectly reasonable to expect your student to be a part of the family unit.
“It’s certainly not unreasonable to expect the young person to participate in family activities,” he said. “Asking them to drive a sibling around, run errands and be a part of the holidays is more than reasonable. Just realize that you probably have a more independent person coming home than you had before they left.” Be open-minded. College students are often exposed to new knowledge and ideas by professors and friends. When your student expresses new, perhaps contrary views to your own, don’t react, Greene advises. Instead, use it as an opportunity for family discussion. “They may have been in classes or talked to other students who disagree politically or socially with some prior parental views,” Greens said. “I think parents should just listen and reflect back what the student is saying, and make sure they understand that the student is trying to find their own way and become their own person.” Set a goal to make the experience positive for everyone. As much as they might resist old rules and express newfound independence, most students still relish the comforts of home: sleeping in, home-cooked meals and plenty of TLC from mom and dad. “I think it’s very important for parents to try to enjoy their young person, and for the young person to try as much as possible to enjoy the experience of being home, because in many ways, this is a time that won’t come again,” Greene said. “If both parties can think of this time as making a memory, that will go a long way in terms of getting them through the many semesters and separations that lay ahead.” Contact: Kara Furlong, (615) 322-NEWS firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. John Greene is the associate dean for student health and wellness at Vanderbilt University.
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Argonaut Book Club The Argonaut Book Club recently met at the home of Diane Gibbs. We were honored to have Diane Matlock as a guest speaker. She gave a review of her book, "Come Walk With Me to Glory," which emphasizes the magnificence of God and our desire to obtain as much of His holiness in our hearts as we can. Matlock's style, direct, personal and from the
heart, is the result of the tests of her life. Having lost a husband to Alzheimers disease and a son to aids, she offers the opportunity for us to observe the growth of our spiritual life in the hopes that we, too, may grow in faith as we endure our own trials in life. According to the Kirkus Review, Matlock calls upon Christmas to be bold, unafraid and intentional about living their faith.
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CONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS 12/26/2012 Finger, TN, 2296 Finger Leapwood Road, P.O. Box 98, Finger, TN 38334, (731) 934-4677. These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Finger, TN. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about 1/11/2013, the Finger, TN will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Finger Fire Station Replacement, for the purpose of Replace Fire Station to IBC, $1,000,000, and Finger, TN. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The Finger, TN has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 2296 Finger Leapwood Road, P.O. Box 98, Finger, TN 38334 and may be examined or copied weekdays Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City Mayor, 2296 Finger Leapwood Road, P.O. Box 98, Finger, TN 38334. All comments received by 1/10/2013 will be considered by the Finger, TN prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Finger, TN certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that Robert Heathcock In his/her capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these reponsibilities have been satisfied. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Finger, TN to use program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the Finger, TN certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) The certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Finger, TN; (b) The Finger, TN has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) The grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; or (d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Policy and Federal Programs, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 10th Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact the Office of Policy and Federal Programs to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Robert Heathcock Mayor
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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS 12/26/2012 McNairy County, TN, 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134, (731) 645-3472. These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the McNairy County, TN. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about 1/11/2013, the McNairy County, TN will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as McNairy County - County Wide Emergency Operation, for the purpose of installation of weather alert system, flood mitigation, purchase rescue boat, purchase removal truck, purchase road barricades, $1,000,000, and McNairy County, TN. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The McNairy County, TN has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134 and may be examined or copied weekdays Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the County Mayor, 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134. All comments received by 1/10/2013 will be considered by the McNairy County, TN prior to authorizing submission of a request of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The McNairy, TN certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that Ronnie Brooks In his/her capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these reponsibilities have been satified. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the McNairy County, TN to use program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the McNairy County, TN certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) The certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the McNairy County, TN; (b) The McNairy County, TN has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) The grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; or (d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Policy and Federal Programs, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 10th Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact the Office of Policy and Federal Programs to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Ronnie Brooks Mayor
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State Troopers target impaired drivers and seat belt offenders Submitted Dept. of Safety
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in force during the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday period to ensure travelers reach their destination safely. State Troopers will focus their attention on impaired driving and seat belt usage during the holiday. “The focus of this effort is to save lives,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. “I urge all Tennesseans and travelers passing through our state to obey the laws designed to keep them safe, through the holidays and whenever they get behind the wheel.” During the 2011 Christmas holiday, nine people were killed on Tennessee
roadways in six fatal crashes. Alcohol was involved in 66 percent of those crashes and four of the eight vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts. There was also one pedestrian killed during the 96-hour holiday period. “Unfortunately, impaired driving is a year-round problem. It becomes especially serious during the holidays as more people are traveling to and from parties and special gatherings,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “Our goal is remove offenders from the roadways and protect the motoring public. We want this joyous time to be safe for everyone, and all of our traffic safety enforcement efforts are created with that goal in mind,” he added. The holiday season is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times of the year due to an increase in impaired
Twas the night before Christmas By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the home Not a creature was stirring, not even a housekeeper with a broom. The medicine was given, the treatments were done In hopes some charting could now be done. The patients were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of family visits danced in their heads. And the nurse assistants’ work was now completed, I, in my haste, had just settled down for charting, that had to be done. When out on the front there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my chair to see what the matter. Away to the alarm I flew like a flash, Pushed in the numbers and threw open the door. The lights flashing, the sirens yelling, Gave the hope of an ambulance coming with a patient in tow. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear But a red truck and in the back was one dead deer With an administrator so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Justin. More rapid than eagles his coursers he claimed And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by
name. Now Pollyanna, nurses I need, Margaret, food for all would you please.
Andrea, how many rooms do we have? Leeann quick social notes need to be done. Sonya, Lisa, care plan now...you have to be writing. Rowena hold all personal calls they will all be busy. Deborah and Pam pens get ready. We have new patients with therapy that has to be done. So all of you get busy. And then in a twinkling, I heard them all go To the different departments with a mission on their mind St. Justin was watching it all with a look of determination, He was dressed in camouflage from his head to his feet. His clothes were all tarnished with duck feathers
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and deer skin. A bundle of jobs he gave to each one And he looked like a boss with therapy that had to be done. His eyes how serious not a smile on his face He had residents who needed therapy today. They all have to be weighed. Are you listening to me? Somebody find Dorothy Jay and tell her to get busy. He yelled for Pam, orders have to be written Deborah and staff I know you will provide. Pat. Activities make them fun! Michael checks the heaters in each room. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had patients to admit. He spoke lots of words and we all went straight to our work All the patients now care for the needs were all met With a smile on his face he was ready to go hunting again. He gave a nod then, out the door he went. He sprang to his truck to his team gave a whistle A job well done from all my staff But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight ... “From all the staff here at McNairy County Health Care Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”
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defense against an impaired driver. Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. Statistics for the 2011 Christmas period are attached. Statewide sobriety and driver license checkpoints for the upcoming holiday also accompany this release. The Tennessee Department of Safety’s mission is (www.TN.Gov/safety) to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. ºThe department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.
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Volume 110, Number 32, Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Four named to 2A All-State Team By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
There is no doubt that the 2012 football season has been sweet for the Adamsville Cardinals. Last week, it got a little bit sweeter when four Cardinal football players were named to the Class 2A All-State Team. Senior defensive back Taylor Henry, senior kicker Dustin Plunk, junior offensive lineman Colton Williams, and sophomore linebacker and running back Jacob Dengler were all awarded the prestigious
#8 Dustin Plunk – SR
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honor by the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association. “I’m proud for those guys,” said Cardinal head coach Brandon Gray. “They are all well deserving of the honor, and I’m just excited to have our kids recognized for the hard work and dedication they put in. It says a lot about our kids.” Henry was a ball hawk on defense all season, ending the year with seven interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns, four pass deflections, one fumble recovery, and 34 tackles. He also caught one pass in the state championship
#4 Taylor Henry – SR
#70 Colton Williams – JR
By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The Cardinals came into this second matchup of the season looking to avenge the previous loss at home to the rival Bobcats. They were successful, effectively snapping a three-game skid with a threepoint victory at McNairy Central.
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Cardinals. On defense, he recorded 110 tackles, 17 of which were for a loss. He recovered three fumbles, intercepted two passes, and scored one defensive touchdown. On offense, he rushed for three touchdowns and more than 140 yards on just 20 carries. “It’s a huge honor, especially to receive the award as a sophomore,” Gray said about Dengler. “But all of these guys played key roles in what we did – Colton on the oline, Taylor at corner, and Dustin’s done his job every year since he was a freshman... these guys really deserve the credit.”
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Cards hang on, top Cats in overtime
By Andrew Alexander We have witnessed an exciting start to the junior high basketball season, but I’m certain the real excitement is awaiting us in the season’s second half. When the season began, there was no overwhelming favorite within the county...for the girls or boys. Now that these teams have seen each other, and now that they have tested themselves against competition outside the county, the favorites have emerged. The Selmer Lady Lions (7-2, 5-0) are on the prowl and hungry for a county championship. They’ve won all five of their county games by an average of 13 points. Their two losses came outside the county. They fell to Lexington by 12 on the road, and Chester County by five in overtime...also on the road. The Ramer Eagles (8-1, 5-0) have rolled through their first five county games as well. They’re also averaging 13-point victories over county competition. Their lone loss came on the road against Hardin County – a team no McNairy County has been able to hang with this season. Head coach Chad Austin has the Adamsville Cardinals (4-4, 3-2) back on the right track after a rough 2011 season. Adamsville even gave Ramer a run for their money, taking the Eagles to overtime before falling 37-34. Speaking of overtime, the Ramer Lady Eagles (54, 2-3) and the Adamsville Lady Cardinals (0-8-0-5) played a triple-overtime, marathon of a game a few weeks ago. The Lady Cards are showing improvement each night, and the same goes for the Lady Eagles, who are now above .500 after winning their last two games and five of their last six. Both Bethel squads are right in the thick of things.
game for a 13-yard gain. Plunk was easily the best kicker in Class 2A, finishing his senior season with 74 total points on 53 of 55 converted extra points and seven of 12 field goals made with the long coming from 35 yards out. He also had 20 touchbacks on 61 kickoffs. Williams dug into the trenches and paved the way for the Cardinal rushing attack from his position on the offensive line, making room for Adamsville to rush for more than 3,000 yards as a team in 2012 – an average of 215 yards per game. Dengler was a sophomore stud for the
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Both offenses were making things happen on the court, and it was a back and forth battle to see who would come out on top. It was the Cardinals who were able to hold on to take the lead into halftime 30-29. In the second half the Cardinals came out looking to finish the job while the Bobcats fought to stay in the game and to take the lead. The teams ended the third quarter in a 43-43 tie and went on to a wild finish in the end. After Ross Burcham fouled out for that Cardinals late in the fourth quarter, the Bobcats were looking to make a run. They knotted the score 56-56 but just did not have enough left for the comeback Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander win in regulation, so the game headed to Adamsville’s Lane Burcham gets an easy put-back overtime. The overtime period saw the fight come against McNairy Central.
out of both teams. The Bobcats did not want to lose at home, but the Cardinals would not go away. After Adamsville was able to take a three-point lead late, they held on as both teams got in the bonus and began to foul at the end of the game. The Cardinals hung on, avoiding the season sweep while getting a tough win in a hostile environment. “This was a sloppy game from both teams...I know they’re a better team, just like I think we’re a better team,” said Adamsville head coach Nathaniel Root. “That game should have been in the 80’s or 90’s. Both these teams are really good, but I’m just proud of my boys and the way we fought all night. At the end, we executed and got stops and rebounds when it counted, and we went down and made free throws.” “I’m very proud for the seniors to get a win against McNairy, but this doesn’t make or break our season,” he added. Adamsville was led offensively by Lane Burcham, who finished the game with 18 points. CJ Barnes had a monumental night, scoring his 1,000th career point as he went for 28 in the loss. The Bobcats missed the sweep and fell
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Lady Cats avenge loss, crush Lady Cards By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The Bobcats played host to the Cardinals last Tuesday night and came away with a commanding victory in the second game of this rivalry.
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Everything seemed to go the Lady Cats’ way in the first half. They were making everything they offered up to the basket, and they took advantage of the Cardinal miscues.
The Lady Cards had a 24-3 hole to dig out of after the first quarter, and they could never recover. The girls from McNairy Central took the fight right out of Adamsville and a 51-15 lead into halftime. The Cardinals did get a surge in the third quarter from their leading scorer, freshman Robin Moore, but it was not enough. The Bobcat offense was still on a roll and outscored the Cardinals again 13-11. Moore finished the game with a career-high 17 points. The Bobcats had three playStaff Photo by Brian Azevedo ers scoring in double digits, Haven Phelps hits a shot from beyond the arc against the Lady Cardinals. and nine putting points on the board. “We shot the ball a lot better than we did [at Adamsville],” said Lady Bobcat head coach Friday, Dec. 28 @ MCHS Jerry Lott. “That was a big difMiddleton vs USJ (B) 1:30 p.m. ference, and our perimeter deNorth Side vs Adamsville (G) 3:00 p.m. fense was a whole lot better toNorth Side vs Adamsville (B ) 4:30 p.m. night too. Last time we played McNairy vs Sycamore (G) 6:00 p.m. them, I think they had eight McNairy vs Sycamore (B) 7:30 p.m. threes. They didn’t have that many tonight, so I think our Saturday, Dec. 29 @ MCHS defense at the three-point line Sycamore vs North Side (G) 12:00 p.m. improved.” Sycamore vs North Side (B) 1:30 p.m. The Bobcats and the CarAdamsville vs Clarksdale (G ) 3:00 p.m. dinals split the too games this Adamsville vs Goodpasture (B) 4:30 p.m. season, each team winning at Middleton vs McNairy (G) 6:00 p.m. home. USJ vs McNairy (B) 7:30 p.m. “We didn’t come out ready to play,” said Lady Cardinal
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Margie Coleman goes up for a layup against the Cardinals.
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Wednesday, Decemeber 26, 2012
Barnes joins 1,000 Pt. Club
Building tradition one board at a time By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Whether you are building a skyscraper or a basketball program, the key element in the construction process is solidifying a firm foundation. Second-year head coach Nathaniel Root and the Adamsville Cardinals have laid their foundation and are building their program on the school’s rich basketball tradition...one board at a time. With the help of the Cardinal Assist Club, the Adamsville boys’ basketball team now walks out to each home game in the shadow of a board dedicated to the greats that have come before them, baring the words of what basketball at AHS
means to the community and those that have been written into its history books. Tim Campbell and the Assist Club constructed the board, and Root gathered the quotes from former players like Matt and Bubba Hoover, Tyrone Luster, Brett Jackson, Chad Austin, Kevin McClain, Dustin Perkins, Daniel Gibbs, Brandon Knight, Russ Kennamore, BJ Sherron, Jed Baker, Mike McCutcheon, and former coach and current principal, Greg Martin. “I wanted to know how much this program means to people that play here, what it means to play here and carry on the Adamsville tradition that we have in this gym,” said Root. “When
By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The words of Adamsville Cardinal Basketball legend Matt Hoover speak volumes, and stress the importance of never accepting anything less than your best. you go out there and read what the guys say, it has a huge affect on these young guys that want to be a part of that, or start their own tradition. The people before us laid the groundwork. It’s on our
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McNairy Central’s CJ Barnes reached a milestone on Dec. 18 when he scored his 1,000th point against Adamsville. “Not only is CJ a great basketball player,” said head coach Steve Forsythe. “He is a fantastic young man, works hard, and keeps his nose clean.” After finishing last season with more than 500 points, Barnes is off to a similar start this season and looks to add to his career total. He’s currently sitting on 228 points and is averaging 19 points per game. “I feel really good about getting to 1,000,” said Barnes. “It is no easy task to fulfill. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Not many people get to reach that milestone in their high school career, and I’m glad I’m one of the few people that can enjoy it. I hope that my teammates and I can continue to get better and make it much further than we have in previous seasons.” Barnes will lead the Bobcats the rest of the way against their tough district, and hopes to make a strong run come tournament time.
shoulders to continue this tradition of Adamsville basketball.” The idea for the tradition board was inspired by the University of Louisville, according to Root, and there is still room for a few more voices. “Louisville had done this, and a lot of colleges put former alumni and stuff up at their schools,” Root said. “This is a way that we can get some alumni recognized for what they’ve done for this program, and we have four spots open. We still want to get some other players up there.” The team welcomes former Adamsville basketball players to come forth and share what it means to be a Cardinal, and they hope to one day expand on the board itself with more meaningful words as the basketball tradition at AHS continues to grow.
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Head coach Steve Forsythe welcomes CJ Barnes to McNairy Central’s 1,000 Point Club. The senior scored his 1,000th point in his 28-point performance against Adamsville on Dec. 18.
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BancorpSouth Players of the Week
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head coach Kevin McClain. “If you don’t come out ready to play at McNairy Central with them as good as they are, you’re in trouble. We missed a layup or two at the beginning of the game, kinda got our heads down, and that was all she wrote.”
(AHS) Robin Moore: 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast; Keantinez Lloyd, Ralanda Lloyd: 3 Pts; Shakeema Dilworth, Anna Shelton, Ali Gean, Parker Davis, Gabby Morris: 2 Pts; Madelynn Lynch: 1 Pts (MCHS) Brianna Phelps: 17 Pts, 4 Ast; Porsha Chappell: 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast; BreAnna Burge: 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast; Kaitlyn West: 9 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Zipporah Woods: 9 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast; Margie Coleman: 6 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Mallorie Sweat: 3 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Rebekah Lowrie: 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Mikaela Rowland: 2 Pts, 1 Reb
Brianna Phelps is presented the BancorpSouth Player of the Week award for the week of Nov. 12 by Andrea Littlejohn. Against Jackson North Side, Phelps had 21 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.
Mikaela Rowland is presented the BancorpSouth Player of the Week award for the week of Nov. 20 by Andrea Littlejohn. Rowland averaged 18.5 points and 9 rebounds against Middleton and Hardin County.
BreAnna Burge is presented the BancorpSouth Player of the Week award for the week of Dec. 3 by Andrea Littlejohn. Burge averaged 6.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1 assist against Itawamba, Miss. and Jackson Central-Merry.
Porsha Chappell is presented the BancorpSouth Player of the Week award for the week of Dec. 10 by Andrea Littlejohn. Chappell averaged 13 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2 steals against Adamsville and South Side.
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at home to the Cardinals but the district schedule is what is on the Bobcats’ minds as well. “Typical county rivalry game,” said Bobcats head coach Steve Forsythe. “Both teams played very hard. They were able to knock down free throws, and we didn’t. Despite all the fouls and turnovers, we still had opportunities to win the game but didn’t get that done.” Forsythe was critical of the officiating late in the game. “I am confident that Stuart (Littlejohn) got fouled at the end of regulation, but we didn’t get that call,” he said. “Our crowd was great except for the baby powder at the beginning of the game. I believe that delay took some of our energy away, and we got off to a slow start.” In a pregame celebration, the McNairy Central student section lost control of their talcum powder, covering the gym and floor in a thick, powdery fog while delaying the game’s beginning. No technical foul was called for the delay of game. “We are no where near where we need to be as a team at this point in the season,” Forsythe added. “We have to get better on the boards and our interior defense in order for us to improve. We have to have some guys step up and score the ball.” Like the powder floating around the “Round House,” the atmosphere in the gym was thick with anxiety and tension when the clock was winding down in the rivalry nail-biter. “Great crowd, great atmosphere, but not a well-played game,” said Forsythe. “I watched a video of Principal (Greg) Martin saying there was no Adamsville and Selmer rivalry, that it had died. There may not be a Selmer and Adamsville rivalry, but the McNairy Central and Adamsville rivalry is alive and well. Great crowd for both teams.”
(Adamsville) Lane Burcham: 18 Pts; Tucker Campbell: 14 Pts, Brandon White: 8 Pts; Tyler Hammock: 6 Pts; Ross Burcham: 5 Pts; Jack Majors: 4 Pts; Dakorea Dilworth: 2 Pts (McNairy) CJ Barnes: 28 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast; Stuart Littlejohn: 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Reggie McNeal: 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast; Jonathan Nixon: 6 Pts, 3 Reb; Tyler Crowe, Vozzie Richardson: 3 Pts; Elijah Bond, Elijah Sanders: 2 Pts; Lane Brewer: 1 Pts
CJ Barnes is presented the BancorpSouth Player of the Week award for the weeks of Nov. 12, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 by Andrea Littlejohn. Barnes scored 34 points and had 19 rebounds against Madison. Against JCM and Henando, Miss., he averaged 14.5 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Against Adamsville and Jackson South Side, Barnes averaged 15 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
sports On-Deck High School Basketball Friday, Dec. 28 AHS (G) vs North Side (3:00 p.m.) AHS (B) vs North Side (4:30 p.m.) MCHS (G) vs Sycamore (6:00 p.m.) MCHS (B) vs Sycamore (7:30 p.m.) Saturday, Dec. 29 AHS (G) vs Clarksdale (3:00 p.m.) AHS (B) vs Goodpasture (4:30 p.m.) MCHS (G) vs Middleton (6:00 p.m.) MCHS (B) vs USJ (7:30 p.m.)
Jr. High Basketball Standings -Girls- Record Selmer
-Boys- Record Ramer
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Stuart Littlejohn is presented the BancorpSouth Player of the Week award for the week of Nov. 20 by Andrea Littlejohn. Littlejohn averaged 15 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals against Middleton and Hardin County.
Braves blown out by Bobcat freshmen By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
McNairy Central’s freshmen took on their neighbors from the south, Tishomingo County High School, on Dec. 17 and came away with a win.
McNairy Central Tishomingo Co.
The Bobcat freshmen got another taste of hard-
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Cardinal Ross Burcham floats past Bobcat defenders to drop two points late in Adamsville overtime victory at McNairy Central.
wood action last week and savored the 21-point victory when all was said and done against the Braves. The Bobcats were led in scoring by Bryant James, who had 11 points in the contest. Freshman coach Ken Bingham says that the team is getting better and they are working hard to be the future of Bobcat basketball.
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The Rebels (7-3, 3-2) have played fantastic basketball with the exception of a 20-point loss to Ramer. Their first matchup went down to the wire with the Eagles winning by five. Count on these boys to cruise into the tournament with 10 wins under their belts. The Lady Rebels (7-3, 2-3) began the season hot, bolting from the gates 3-0. They have yet to be beaten outside of the county, but they’ve lost their last three games against county counterparts Ramer, Selmer and Michie. With the exception of their loss in the TNT State Tournament last February, the Michie Lady Blue Devils (7-2, 3-1) had won 25 games in a row before losing their last two. Led by firstyear head coach Bridget Merry, the girls have looked strong and will continue to do so deep into the tournament. The Blue Devils (1-8, 1-3) began the season on a sevengame skid, but they’ve been playing better of late, picking up a win against the Selmer Lions (1-8, 0-5), who are fighting through a seven-game losing streak of their own. Both teams have shown they can compete night in and night out, but in the second half of the season, they’ll look to piece together more consistent performances as they build momentum going into the tournament. As always, I’m wishing all of our county players good health and good luck as the season concludes, and I appreciate the effort I see out there on a nightly basis. It makes my job that much more enjoyable. (This column is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)
Ramer pummels Pickwick By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The Ramer Eagles completed the sweep of the Pickwick Southside Eagles, at home on Dec. 17.
Ramer 33 Pickwick 20
The Ramer Lady Eagles jumped out to an early lead, ending the first quarter 12-4. They never let off the gas and took a 21-9 lead into halftime. Ramer was led on the offensive end by Mary Grace Hunter, but it was the defense that held on. Pickwick came out and showed a little fight in the second half, but Ramer would not let up. The Lady Eagles (5-4, 2-3) held on for a 13-point victory and will not play again until Jan. 3 when they travel to Savannah Christian Academy.
Ramer 58 Pickwick 25
Ramer began the game on a 12-5 run and never looked back on their way to a big win. After the Eagles jumped out to their big start, they kept the offense rolling. The Eagles, led by Grant McMahan, had eight players score in the game. They came out in the second half and put on a clinic against Pickwick, scoring 18 points in the third and fourth quarters. With the win, the Eagles (8-1, 5-0) carry a lot of momentum into the second half of the season that begins against the SCA Eagles on Jan. 3.
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Grant McMahan drives the lane for a layup on Dec. 17.
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MCHS drops two at HCHS By Brian Azevedo
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The Bobcats had a disappointing night when they went into Hardin County last Thursday and lost two to the Tigers.
Hardin Co. McNairy Central
The Lady Bobcat offense had a little trouble getting started in the first half, and it cost them their fivegame winning streak. MCHS started the second quarter behind 15-9 and tried to play catch-up the rest of the game. The Bobcats were outscored by just a basket in the second quarter, but they found themselves down 27-19 going into the break at halftime. In the third quarter, the Tigers came out and made a strong run, extending their lead against the Bobcats. The Lady Cats only managed seven points in the quarter and trailed 42-26 going into the fourth. In the fourth, the Bobcats got a big push from leading scorer Porsha Chappell, who finished with 16 points, and made a run for the win. The Lady Cats outscored the Tigers 14-6 in the final period, but it just was not enough to battle all the way back. Before the loss, McNairy Central’s girls had won the last three game against Hardin County.
(McNairy) Porsha Chappell: 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Brianna Phelps: 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast; Mallorie Sweat: 5 Pts, 2 Reb; Haven Phelps: 3 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; BreAnna Burge: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast; Zipporah Woods: 2 Pts, 3 Reb
Hardin Co. McNairy Central
The Bobcats made a run at the end, but were unable to avoid the sweep against the Tigers. The boys played well offensively and went into the
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BreAnna Burge drives to the basket off the Porsha Chappell pick against the Tigers. Burge had two points in the Bobcats second loss of the season. second quarter in a 13-13 tie with the Tigers. CJ Barnes and the Bobcat offense kept the tempo in the second quarter and slowed the game down with their half-court offense. Keeping the pressure on, they went into halftime only down 26-21. The third quarter hurt the Bobcats. After a few turnovers and the Tigers making some open looks, MCHS dug themselves into a hole. Going into the fourth quarter down 13, the Bobcats made a run. Led by Barnes and Stuart Littlejohn, the team scored 20 points in the fourth quarter but just could not catch the Tigers. “I thought our defense played well, we just couldn't hit any shots,” said head coach Steve Forsythe. “We were only 19 of 47 from the field for 40 percent, and we only had six offensive rebounds. We shot only 4 of 17 The Bobcats also struggled from downtown, going 4-for-17 from three-point land. “The third quarter hurt us as they got some easy baskets and we struggled from the field,” Forsythe added. “The guys played hard tonight. This is a good time for a break as we have several people with some nagging injuries, and hopefully this time off will get them better.”
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Cards win big in Clifton By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Having already eclipsed their 2011-2012 win total, the Adamsville Cardinals entered the Frank Hughes Christmas Classic in Clifton, Tenn. flying high before soaring to two more wins.
Adamsville Frank Hughes
Though the Cardinals dominated the majority of the game, their coach was not overly enthusiastic about their win against Frank Hughes. “I was happy with the win, but not with the way we let them back into the game,” said Cardinal head coach Nathaniel Root. “We let them come back in the third quarter, and that’s when we should be putting teams away. We have to keep practicing and getting better because we can’t let that happen.” Ross Burcham’s dunk in the second quarter began a 6-0 run for AHS. After Tyler Hammock hit his third three-pointer of the
Too little, too late for Lady Cards By Andrew Alexander
quarter, Adamsville enjoyed a 17-point lead before Dakorea Dilworth stretched it to 20 points on a layup with a little more than a minute to play before halftime. Burcham finished with a game-high 24 points, Hammock dropped 14, and Dilworth finished with five. Tucker Campbell pitched in with 12 points. Frank Hughes, though down, was not out. The Lions outscored the Cardinals 20-9 in the third quarter, cutting Adamsville’s lead to 10. The Cardinals regained their intensity and outscored the Lions 21-14 in the final quarter. Adamsville (8-3, 1-1) defeated Waterloo, Ala. in their first game at the Christmas Classic at Frank Hughes.
After topping county rival McNairy Central for the first time in a decade, the Lady Cardinals (5-4, 0-2) entered the Frank Hughes Christmas Classic in Clifton, Tenn. on a three-game losing streak. Following a big win over Waterloo, Ala. in their first game of the classic, Adamsville struggled through the first three quarters against the host.
Frank Hughes Adamsville
The Lady Cardinals made a feverish comeback against the Frank Hughes Lady Lions last Friday, but the end result was enough to make them sick. Trailing by 19 points in the fourth quarter to a team comprised of freshmen, sophomores, and one senior, the Lady Cardinals outscored the Lions 23-9 to close out the game, but the rally was too little, too late.
(AHS) Ross Burcham: 24 Pts; Tyler Hammock: 14 Pts; Tucker Campbell: 12 Pts; Dakorea Dilworth: 5 Pts; John Mark Pettit: 5 Pts; Lane Burcham: 3 Pts; Brandon White: 3 Pts
“If you can take anything out of a loss,” Adamsville head coach Kevin McClain said in reference to his team’s less-than-stellar play of late, “we really showed some fire for the first time since the Madison game.” Early foul trouble and botched opportunities scoring in transition left Adamsville with an 8-point deficit in the first quarter. The hole got deeper in the when Frank Hughes went on a 16-5 run to start the second quarter, and the Lady Cards headed to the locker room at halftime down 36-21. Adamsville woke up in the fourth, applied the press effectively, and their tenacious defensive effort got them back into the game. The Lady Cards cut Frank Hughes’ lead to four with one minute remaining in regulation, but the Lions closed out the game hitting free throws to seal the deal.
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Tyler Hammock strokes a three-pointer in AHS’s 66-49 victory over Frank Hughes.
Bailey Wicker does her best to negate the Lady Lion’s offensive attack last Friday in the Lady Cards’ 64-59 loss at Frank Hughes.
MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY
Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Terrell Tedford 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.
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., Selme Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 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.
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.
Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church of 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.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.
West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor
First Baptist Church of Finger Finger-Leapwood Road, Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. No Sunday Evening Service Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday 8 a.m. Bible Study 9 a.m. Second Worship Service 10 a.m. No Sunday P.M. Service Wednesday: 6:00 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.
Church of Christ:
Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Vansandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 731-239-4500 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy. 142, Stantonville Larry Redmond, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God: 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
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. Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Pleasant Site Baptist Church Aaron Moss, Pastor 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Sunday School: 10 a.m. Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Church of God of Prophecy: & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Ramer Baptist Church Alvin Jones, Pastor 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Sunday School: 10 a.m. James Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
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.
Cumberland Presbyterian: 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. Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Methodist: Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m. 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. 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 Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Purdy Presbyterian Church Purdy, TN Selmer, 610-1859 Chris Dancer, Pastor Service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m. Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Dick Humphrey, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville 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. Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Roman Catholic: St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 9 a.m.
Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.
A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com
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
Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com
ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Telephone: 731-645-4188 Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor
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CLASSIFIEDS: FIRST 20 WORDS - $5, EACH ADDITIONAL WORD - 20¢ • GARAGE SALES: 1X2 BLOCK AD - $9, 2X2 BLOCK AD - $18 • MAIL WITH PAYMENT TO: INDEPENDENT APPEAL, P.O. BOX 220, SEMER, TN 38375 or CALL (731) 645-5346
Real estate 101 - for sale SALE - SALE - SALE: Model Displays Must Go New Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 bath homes starting at $43,500. Single sections start at $29,500. Clayton Homes, Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS - 1/4 mile past Magnolia Hospital. (TF) House For Sale/Rent:733 Circle Hill Drive. If you have a good job & rent history, you can own. 931-294-7232 or cell 931-6394159. (32)
102 - for rent KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/ Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 645-3130. (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: MOVE IN SPECIAL, No deposit for the month of November! 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 9260507 or Joanne @ (731) 7274823. (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF) Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731610-2877 or 731-645-5288. (TF) 2BD, 1BA in Selmer. No pets. $350/month + deposit. Call 610-2877. (TF) 3BR, 1BA home in Selmer central heat/air, double carport, small storage building $500/ month $300 deposit -no petscall 731-610-2182.(32) 3BR, 2BA home in Selmer -no indoor animals. Close to town. $375 month w/deposit call 731610-2182. (32) Mobile home for Rent: 2BR, 2BA, CH/A, 7 miles west of Selmer. $400 month, plus security deposit. 610-0796. (32, 33) Newly Remodeled, Large 3 Bedroom house. CH/A, Lg kitchen, dining room and living room. 2 full baths, laundry room, space for an office. Dishwashe, garbage disposal, gas stove and refrigerator. Large front porch. Near !st Baptist Church, $650/mo $650 deposit. One year lease, single family, no animals, job & refrences. 731453-5320 or 439-6267.(32)
103 - commercial Office space available for rent, approx. 1,200 sq. ft. Newly remodeled. Next to Morgan's Jewelry in Selmer, TN. Call 6459699. (TF)
automobiles 201 - autos 2008 Buick Lucerne for Sale with heated leather seats, loaded, in excellent condition. Call (731) 645-3124. (31,32)
employment 301 - job opportunities Store Managers Needed: Stockdale's is coming to Selmer and looking for store managers. 3 years retail management experience, the ability to build a team, love of the rural lifestyle and a lot of enthusiasm required. Send resume in word format to gworley@ourcoop. com. (31,32)
miscellaneous 401 - for sale Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731925-6183. (TF)
402 - wanted Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF) Need Christmas cash? - Call today - buying junk cars, trucks, vans/ suvs, vehicles that run, scrapmetal, and more. FAST CASH, Free pickup. No title needed. (731) 610-8666. (TF)
404 - pets/livestock Free Puppies: 2 female Border Collie mix black & white, 4-5 months old to a good home. Call 731-426-4324 or 935-9514. (32)
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)6104813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years experience. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF) E.J.'s Residential Construction and Repair. Specializing in all types of residential repairs and new construction. Contact E. J. Frank's @ (731) 926-6974. (29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36)
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TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, on the 8th day of March, 2011, by Deed of Trust recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book 402, pages 905-906, Rayford L. Prather, conveyed to Terry Abernathy, Trustee, the herein described real estate to secure the payment of a certain Promissory Note as described therein; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness and the owner and holder has declared the unpaid balance due and payable as provided in the said Deed of Trust and the Trustee has been directed to foreclose the Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereof, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real estate at public auction to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand, in front of the South door of the Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013, AT 10:00 O’CLOCK A.M., free from the equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exemptions of every kind, the following described real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: BEGINNING at a stake, black gum pointer, the NEC of Sims, a corner in common with Maness; runs thence North, with the West line of Reynolds and Maness, 97 rods to a stake, in the South edge of a county gravel road; thence in a Western direction, with the South edge of said road, approximately 2504 feet to a stake, the NEC of G.L. Gilbert tract; thence South, with the East line of Gilbert, 99.5 rods to a stake, and L-corner of Gilbert; thence East, with Gilbert and Sims North boundary line, 135 rods to the point of beginning, containing 83 acres, more or less. This being the same property as conveyed to Rayford L. Prather, by deed as found of record in Deed Book 184, page 839, in the Register’s Office of
McNairy County, Tennessee. Map 110, Parcel 018.02 The McNairy County Real Property Taxes are paid through the tax year 2010. Tax Year 2011 on said property are due and delinquent, and Tax Year 2012 are due but not delinquent. STREET ADDRESS: Lake Field Road, Selmer, Tennessee, 38375, at Map 110, Parcel 018.02, McNairy County, Tennessee. Liens in favor of the United States of America or the State of Tennessee: NONE. Other person or entities interested in this sale: NONE. The right is reserved to adjourn the day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. Title to said real estate is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey only as Trustee. This is an attempt to collect a debt and all information obtained will be used for that purpose. This the 10th day of December, 2012. TERRY ABERNATHY, Trustee 12000 30, 31, 32 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 30, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 4, 2007, at Book 387, Page 1954 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Nathaniel G. Penland and Lori L. Penland, conveying certain property therein described to H. Wallace Moroney, Esq. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for USAA Federal Savings Bank and USAA Federal Savings Bank’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed
503 - public notices 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 January 7, 2013 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: Being a part of Lot 27, of Bramblewood Subdivision, a plat of which is of record in Plat Cabinet A, Slide 35. Beginning at an iron pin in the Eastern right of way of Springwood Drive, the Southwest corner of the Lot 28, thence South 77 degrees 53 minutes 24 seconds East for a distance of 174.77 feet with the Southern boundary of Lot 28 to an iron pin in the Western boundary of Lot 40, thence South 03 degrees 46 minutes 21 seconds West for a distance of 120.72 feet with the Western boundary of Lot 40 to an iron pin, thence North 81 degrees 04 minutes 28 seconds West for a distance of 208.28 feet
503 - public notices with a new line to an iron pin in the Eastern right of way of Springwood Drive, thence North 20 degrees 11 minutes 43 seconds East for a distance of 84.01 feet with said right of way, thence North 16 degrees 43 minutes 37 seconds East for a distance of 48.00 feet with said right of way to the point of beginning, together with and subject to covenants, easements and restrictions of record, said property contains 0.547 acres, more or less. (Description according to prior deed). ALSO KNOWN AS: 156 Bramblewood Drive, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s)
See legals, 7B
PUBLIC NOTICE To whom it may concern: I am filing for a new title for a
1979 CUSTOM CHEVY PICKUP VIN#CCD149S21080 Anyone with proof of claim should contact
Jimmy R. Bryant 226 Crowe St. Adamsville, TN 38310
within 10 business days from this publication NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Law Signs, LLC PROJECT NO.: 98047-4185-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNK159 COUNTY: McNairy The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 02/01/13.
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pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. 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: Nathaniel G. Penland; Lori L. Penland
tract, thence on a new line through Roger Sanders, North 04 degrees 29 minutes 40 seconds 929.39 feet to a point in the center line of Baggett Road, thence with the centerline of Baggett Road, the following calls: South 86 degrees 08 minutes 22 seconds East 10.39 feet, South 83 degrees 08 minutes 36 seconds East 57.61 feet, South 68 degrees 14 minutes 27 seconds East 43.50 feet, South 40 degrees 37 minutes 43 seconds East 67.55 feet, South 25 degrees 50 minutes 18 seconds East 111.33 feet. South 19 degrees 49 minutes 14 seconds East 44.88 feet, South 04 degrees 57 minutes 36 seconds East 47.10 feet, South 10 degrees 42 minutes 10 seconds West 183.01 feet, South 03 degrees 32 minutes 38 seconds West 36.31 feet, South 13 degrees 49 minutes 33 seconds East 41.52 feet, South 42 degrees 18 minutes 24 seconds East 33.25 feet, South 63 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds East 55.95 feet to the point of beginning .
The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 902‑229476 DATED December 6, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee December 12, 2012 December 19, 2012 December 26, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_121206_ 947 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 12527 30, 31, 32 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 31, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 3, 2005, at Book 375, Page 2321 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Fredrick Barker and Teresa Blurton, conveying certain property therein described to FMLS, Inc. Hamilton County as Trustee for AmSouth Bank; 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 January 14, 2013 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: Tract Number 1: Beginning on a point in the centerline of Baggett Road, which point is the Northwest corner of Tract Number 2 of said plat and survey and the Northeast corner of the herein described tract, thence from the point of beginning and with the West line of said Tract Number 2 a new line through Roger Sanders, South 27 degrees 41 minutes 18 seconds West 576.39 feet to an iron pin set in the East line of James Horst, see Deed Book 75, Page 391, thence with the East line of James Horst , North 45 degrees 47 minutes 59 seconds West 229.225 feet to the Southwest corner of the herein described
Tract Number 2: Beginning on a iron pin set in the centerline of Baggett Road, which point is the Southwest corner of a 5 acre tract retained by Roger Sanders, as shown on said plat and survey, and the southeast corner of the herein described tract, thence from the point of beginning, and with the centerline of Badged Road the following calls: North 25 degrees 50 minutes 18 seconds West 111.33 feet, North 40 degrees 37 minutes 43 seconds West 67.55 feet, North 68 degrees 14 minutes 27 seconds West 43.50 feet, North 83 degrees 08 minutes 36 seconds West 57.61 feet,. North 86 degrees 08 minutes 22 seconds West 103.36 feet, north 71 degrees 45 minutes 50 seconds West 41.33 feet, North 52 degrees 39 minutes 19 seconds West 49.68 feet to the Southwest corner of the herein described tract and the Southeast corner of Tract Number 5 of said survey, thence on a new line through Roger Sanders, North 4 degrees 16 minutes 07 seconds East 743.18 feet to a point in the center line of Billies Creek, thence, with the centerline of Billies Creek, South 60 degrees 12 minutes 29 seconds East 379.37 feet to the Northeast corner of the herein described tract, and the Northwest corner of the 5 acre tract retained by Roger Sanders as shown on plat and survey, thence on a new line through Sanders, South 00 degrees 55 minutes 36 seconds West 777.22 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 223 Baggett Road, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. 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: Fredrick Barker; Teresa Blurton; Equable Ascent Financial LLC 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.
503 - public notices W&A No. 700‑196113 DATED: December 11, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee December 19, 2012 December 26, 2012 January 2, 2013 FHA No. DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_121211_1622 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 12647 31, 32, 33 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 April 7, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 20, 2009, at Book 395, Page 2950 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Alan Parmely, 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 January 14, 2013 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: Being Lot Number 4, Country View Estates Subdivision, plat or plan of said Subdivision being of record in Plat Cabinet A, Slide 93, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 226 Edgewood Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. 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: Alan Parmely 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. 700‑179557 DATED December 12, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee
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of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Holder: Regions Bank DBA Regions Mortgage, successor by merger to Union Planters Bank, NA The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit:
Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.
FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 12648 31, 32, 33 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Vickie E. Tatum and husband, Chuck Tatum, to Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney, Trustee, on April 26, 2004 at Book Deed of Trust 368, Page 2206; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2004-2 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 in deed of record in Book Deed of Trust 368, Page 2206; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 89C-C21.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Vickie E. Tatum The street address of the above described property is believed to be 303 West Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 355-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690
Beginning at a steel post in the Western right of way of Pleasant Grove Road, the Northeast corner of the Robert Taylor land, refer to Deed Book 68 page 16, Deed Book 78 page 398, run thence North 88 degrees 10 minutes West with the Northern boundary of Robert Taylor 707.94 feet to a 2 inch pipe, the Northwest corner of Taylor, thence South 00 degrees 21 minutes West with the Western boundary of Taylor 567.68 feet to a steel post set, the Northeast Corner of the 56 feet by 310 feet lot conveyed to Ron Bell and wife, by Gerald Maxedon and wife, thence North 88 degrees 50 minutes West with the Northern boundary of Bell 310.00 feet to a steel post set, thence North 00 degrees 40 minutes East with a severance line 754.36 feet to a steel post set, thence South 88 degrees 10 minutes East with a severance line 1036.33 feet to a steel post in the Western right of way of Pleasant Grove Road, thence South 09 degrees 30 minutes West with the Western right of way of Pleasant Grove Road 185.00 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 657 Feddie Davis Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Parcel Number: 119003.02 Current Owner(s) of Property: Keith Taylor Other interested parties: Union Planters Bank, N.A. The street address of the above described property is believed to be 657 Feddie Davis Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 355-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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.
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Sale at public auction will be on January 24, 2013 at 2:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Keith Taylor, a single person, to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee, on November 8, 2002 at Book Deed of Trust 340, Page 479; all
NOTICE TO CREDITORS As Required by TCA §30-2-306 Estate of Charlie Fae (Curry) Beene, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on December 14 of 2012 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of CHARLIE FAE (CURRY) BEENE, who died 10/21/2012, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County
Bobby Joe Brown, Executor, Administrator, Personal Representative G.W. Sherrod, III Kim Harrison Clerk & Master/ Deputy Clerk 12649 31, 32 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Docket: P-1134 Estate of JOHN ALLEN CURTIS Notice is hereby given that on December 21, 2012, Letters Testamentary (or of Administration, as the case may be), in respect of the Estate of JOHN ALLEN CURTIS who died on December 5, 2012, were issued to the undersigned. LALINDA LEIGH GARNER, by the Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred. (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice, if the creditor received an actual copy of this Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the 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 receive the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 21st day of December, 2012. Executor (or Administrator): Lalinda Leigh Garner Attorney for the Estate: Dana D. Blake Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 12678 32, 33 NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust on property currently owned by BRENDA GAIL IVEY and which Deed of Trust was executed by Brenda Gail Ivey and Milton G. Ivey dated June 9, 2004 to Jack
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Buliner, Trustee for First State Bank, Henderson, Tennessee (now Clayton Bank & Trust), of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Trust Deed Book 369, page 1704. WHEREAS, the undersigned, John E. Talbott, Successor Trustee, having been appointed the Successor Trustee on December 14, 2012 and of record in Trust Deed Book 408, page 355 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee to serve in the place and stead of the Trustee, Jack Bulliner. WHEREAS. The owner of the indebtedness has declared the total amount
due and has directed the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described by said Deed of Trust; THEREFORE, this is to give notice that I, John E. Talbott, Successor Trustee, will on Thursday, January 17, 2013 commencing at 10:30 a.m. at the Front Door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, cause to be offered for sale wand will cause to be sold at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in McNairy County, Tennessee, and more particularly decribed as fol-
lows, to wit: BEGINNING at the northwest corner of Kiser lot on Powers line running east 60 yards to a stake; thence north 40 yards to a corner and stake; thence west 60 yards to a stake on Powers line; thence 40 yards south to beginning, this plot containing ½ acre, more or less. Now bounded on the north by Strickland, on the west by Powers, on the south by Carper, and on the east by Strickland, the above mentions Kiser lot now owned by Carper. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record.
sheriff’s log Public service-12:15a.m. Harassing phone call-7:57a.m. Harassing phone call-Industrial Park Dr9:02a.m. Animal control-Capooth Rd-9:32a.m. Shoplifting in progress-Saltillo Rd10:32a.m. Animal control-Dickey Rd-10:40 a.m. Suspicious vehicle-Hwy 45 S-12:28 p.m. Gun shot victim-E Poplar Ave-1:11p.m. Public service-Droke Rd-2:39p.m. MVA no injuries-Hwy 64 and New Delite-1:50 p.m. Public service-2:01 p.m. Vehicle in roadway-Friendship Road-3:02 p.m. Public service-Leapwood Enville Rd.-3:48 p.m. Traffic stop-Hwy 45 and 199-5:25p.m. Speak with an officer-6:21p.m. Suspicious vehicle-Robinson Shed Rd8:16p.m. Trasport Start-8:12p.m. Speak with an officer-8:27p.m. Suspicious activity-Hwy 64 E-9:03p.m. Traffic stop-Taylor Rd-9:27p.m. Serving Warrant- Ode Moore Rd-9:42 p.m. MVA no injuries-Hamburg Rd.-10:25p.m.
court briefs Jeffrey N. Henson-4833 Old Stage Road, Adamsville, TN 38310 - Driving while suspended-Fined 0+cost.Sentenced to 5 days Supervised Probation for 90 days to begin on 12/13/2012. Failure to appear Misdemeanor of dismiss States motion to not prosecute. Kevin Johnson - 835 Shiloh Rd., Michie,TN 38357-Obtain drugs by fraud of Dismiss States motion to not prosecute. Failure to appear. Victoria J. Presley-1217 circle Hill Dr, Selmer,Tn 38375-Obtain drugs by fraud. Dismiss States motion to not prosecute upon defendant attending counseling. William C. McDonald Jr.-22 South Trailer Park Dr. #6, Michie, TN 38357-Driving while license revoked. Dismiss on payment of cost. Defendant has obtained a valid driver license supervised probation beginning 12/13/2012 for 90 days. Use of off road vehicles-prohibited acts. Dismiss on payment of cost. Defendant has obtained a valid drivers license supervised probation beginning 12/13/2013 for 90 days.
Serving warrant-Young Rd.-12:38a.m. Serving warrant-Sweet Lips Rd.-12:59a.m. Traffic stop-Hwy 64/Crystal Ave-1:24a.m. Traffic stop-McDonalds-1:53a.m. Serving warrant-S 4th St-10.10 a.m. Suspicious activity-Hwy 45 South-10:48 a.m. Speak with an officer-Industrial Park Dr.11:00a.m. Speak with an officer-Deer Trail Cove11:39 a.m. Theft of property-Dunaway Rd-12:29 p.m. Reckless driver-1:21 p.m. Traffic stop-N Guys Chewalla Rd-1:43p.m. Theft of property-Sharron Dr-2:37p.m. Alarm Residence/business-Good Hope Rd-2:44p.m. Alarm Residence/business- Emmons Rd4:43p.m. Extra patrol-Purdy Rd-5:28p.m. Domestic in progress physical-Hillcrest6:04p.m. Speak with an officer-Capooth Rd6:22p.m. Public service-Leapwood Enville Rd7:26p.m. Public service-Friendship Rd-7:31p.m. Public service-7:35p.m. Theft of property-Deer Trail Cove8:07p.m. Traffic stop-Eastview Dollar store-
Amber Cross - 307 Oak Street Selmer TN 38375Domestic assault fined $50+cost. Sentenced to 7 days. Resisting arrest fined $50 no cost sentenced to 7 days. Supervised probation for 90 days. Emanuel Conley - 307 Oak Street Selmer, TN 38375. Domestic assault fined $50+cost. Sentenced to 7 days. Supervised probation for 90 days. Resisting arrest fined $50 no cost sentenced to 7 days. Supervised probation for 90 days. Disorderly conduct fined $0. Sentenced to 7 days. Supervised probation for 90 days. Tommy W. Thompson- 5353 Hwy 22 South, Michie TN 38357 - Driving while suspended fined $150 + cost sentenced to 15 days. Supervised probation for 90 days. Not to drive in TN for 6 months. Johnathan L. Price 1631 Archer Rd. Bethel Springs, TN 38315- Driving while license suspended. Dismiss upon valid driver license. Supervised probation for 90 days beginning 12/13/2013. Kennon A. Strickland131 Foust Lane Selmer, TN 38375- Driving on suspended. Dismiss on payment of cost. Supervised probation for 90 days beginning 12/13/2013.
Jessica B. Naylor - 329 Robertson Lane, Ramer TN 38367- Evading arrest, reckless driving, and improper passing (no passing zone). Defendant shall attend driving school and pay court costs. Kaitlyn V. Lewis- 200 Lewis Street APT. A3 Savannah, TN 38372- Promoting Methamphetamine Manufacture. Dismiss on payment of cost to state and complete drug counseling. Supervised probation 11/29 to begin 12/13/2013. Lonzo F. Taylor Jr.160 Beene Rd. Finger, TN 38334 - Driving while license suspended. Dismiss on payment of cost. Supervised Probation 12/13/2013. Christopher Dale Roberson-1898 Dickey Road Guys, TN 38339- Sexual battery bound over to Grand Jury. Preliminary hearing. Defendant shall continue current bond of $75,000. Christopher D Roberson- 1898 Capooth Road Ramer, TN 38367-Sexual offender registration form violation. Defendant bound over to McNairy Grand jury. Preliminary hearing defendant shall continue on current bond of $75,000. Eric Lemillere - 184 New Bethel Rd., Selmer TN 38375-Domestic as-
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This is the identical real estate conveyed to Brenda Gail Ivey from Arnold Wayne Mullins by QuitClaim Deed dated January 19, 1996, of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Deed Book 152, page 761. Also conveyed is a 30 foot wide perpetual nonexclusive easement of ingress and egress, installation and maintenance of utilities as found of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Deed Book 114, page 131 and Deed Book 190, page 221.
sault. Dismissed victim appeared and said assault did not happen and wished to dismiss case. Eddie Nevis - 5349 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer TN 38375-Driving on suspended license.Dismiss on payment of cost . Supervised probation for 90 days to begin on 12/13/2013. Earl D. Wyke - Driving without license. Dismiss on payment of cost. Charles May-175 Anita Dr. Atoka, TN 38004-Bait/ Pitfalls in taking birds/animals prohibited. Failure to wear daylight florecent orange when hunting big game. Ronald L. Smith- 500 Meredith Marion AR 72364- Bait/Pitfalls in taking birds/animals prohibited . Failure to wear florecent orange when hunting big game. Jimmy D. Gray-1461 Old Stage Rd Adamsville TN 38310- Bait/Pitfalls in taking birds/animals prohibited. David S. Doyle-3237 Sticine Rd Guys TN 38339Bait/Pitfalls in taking birds/animals prohibited. Failure to wear florecent orange when hunting big game. Colton J. Dye-6050 Harriso Street, Batesville AR 72501- Hunt/Fish/ Trap No license or stamp.
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Also conveyed hereunder is a 28 X 40 2004 Fleetwood Mobile Home, VIN #TNFL427AB29039-EX12, situated on the above real estate and made a part thereof.
redemption, homestead, dower, and subject to unpaid property taxes, if any, and redemption rights of the State of Tennessee or United States of America as noted above. Title is believed to be good but I sell and convey only as Successor Trustee. This the 19th day of December, 2012.
Said property is believed to be 757 Dickey Road, Guys, Tennessee 38339, Map 149, Parcel 018.00. Interested parties include the following: 1) Citifinancial, Inc. pursuant to Trust Deed Recorded in Trust Deed Book 385, page 2282 in the Register’s office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Said sale will be in bar of all right and equity of
8:31p.m. Reckless driver-Hwy 64-10:34 p.m. Serving warrant-Massey St-11:30p.m. Reckless driver-S North Bound-11:56p.m. Serving warrant-Pusser St-11:40p.m. Speak with an officer-Hwy 64 W-12:30 a.m. Traffic stop-At Price's Furniture-2:43a.m. Animal control-Robinson Shed Rd7:21a.m. Theft of property-Shady Grove-8:28a.m. Alarm Residence/Business-Old Stage Rd11:36a.m. Theft of property-Hwy 45 S-4:12p.m. Vehicle on Roadway-Hwy 22 South4:48p.m. Public service-5:52p.m. Animal control-Hwy 142-6:20p.m. Assault already occurred-Poplar Ave5:50p.m. Serving warrant-Industrial Dr-7:22p.m. Harassing phone calls-Cooksey Dr8:34p.m. Serving warrant-Buena Vista Rd-8:43p.m. Serving warrant-Buena Vista Rd-8:56p.m. Serving warrant-Sandy Flatt Dr-9:12p.m. Serving warrant-Clarence Barham Rd9:46p.m. Traffic stop-N/Main St Bethel-10:37p.m. Reckless driver-Hwy 45 N-10:55p.m. Escort-Mulberry Ave-12:43a.m. Obstructing roadway-Hwy 57/Pleasant
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Site Rd-6:54a.m. Obstructing roadway- Pleasant Site6:43a.m. Obstructing roadway-Hwy 57/Mayflower Rd-7:05a.m. Animal control-Matt Rd-8:49 a.m. Alarm residence/business-Sulphur Springs-10:34a.m. Alarm business/residence-Lily Taylor11:57a.m. Alarm residence/business-Chewalla Rd12:36p.m. Speak with an officer-Roberts Rd2:04p.m. Alarm residence/business-Lily Taylor Rd1:38p.m. Theft of property-Hwy 64 E-2:20p.m. Theft of property-Industrial Park Dr2:34p.m. Public service-County Rd-4:04p.m. Harassing phone calls-Baker Rd-6:52p.m. Theft of property-Hwy 142-8:25p.m. Reckless driver-S/Ramer-8:47p.m. Serving warrant-Hwy 45 N-9:06p.m. Serving warrant-Otis Payne Rd-9:17p.m. Serving warrant-Tull Rd-9:35p.m. Speak with an officer-Rushing Rd9:44p.m. Traffic stop-City Limits-10:01p.m. Speak with an officer-Lakefield Rd-10:16 p.m. Vandalism-Hwy 45 S-10:28 p.m.
Notice to all McNairy County Solid Waste Management Customers (NOT including city limits of Selmer, Bethel Springs or Adamsville)
Due to the Christmas Holiday the routes for Tuesday, December 25 and the rest of the week will be one day behind. Tuesday, December 25 will be picked up on Wednesday, December 26, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday and Friday on Saturday. Also, due to the New Year’s Holiday, the routes for Tuesday, January 1 and the rest of the week will be one day behind. Tuesday, January 1 will be picked up on Wednesday, January 2, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday and Friday on Saturday. Monday, Dec. 24th and Monday, Dec. 31st will be ran as usual. If you have any questions, please call McNairy County Solid Waste Management at 731645-5909 or Waste Connections at 1-800729-1889.
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THEY’RE PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS WITH HISTORIC RED TAG PRICE REDUCTIONS FOR 10 SENSATIONAL HOURS! IT’S ALL YOURS MONDAY, DECEMBER 26TH, 2011 FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM! HURRY!
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STORE CLOSED TODAY...in observance of Christmas. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
YES! BIG RED PRICE TAGS WILL BE CLEARLY MARKED AT IMPORTANT PRICE REDUCTIONS ON EVERYTHING IN THEIR VAST INVENTORY!
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EVERY ITEM IN THEIR $1,000,000 INVENTORY IS NOW REDUCED!
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FABULOUS! Complete Cherry Bedroom Set You get it all for just (Dresser/mir., Chest, Queen Bed, Queen Maresss & Sheet $ 00 set.
Ashley Sofa - Coil spring cushion cores for extra $ support - with attractive show wood & matching pillows
Take advantage of this must seebedroom suite bargain: Tall Dresser,/ mir., Chest, and Bed with $ bold look and Merlot finish.
9pc. Dinette - Ashley Formal Dinette in a cherry $ finish with upholstered chairs
Solid Oak TV Stands - 3 134700 doorsand adjustable $27500 shelves
BARGAINS! SOME ARE ONE-OF-A-KIND! SOME ARE LIMITED QUANTITY... COME EARLY FOR BEST CHOICE!
3 pc. Round Table Set - Coffee table and 2 end tables - Cherry $ finish with black trim & legs
WANTED! Spacious La-Z-Boy recliners, lever action, $36800 easy to operate Full Size merlot recliners - attracive rolled arms, upholstered front panels Great Set
ASTONISHING! 5 pc. Dinette - medium cherry finish - black padded seats - $ rectangle table (36x52)
60” China Cabinet - mirror backing, glass shelves, Must $ See to believe!
with $399 purchase withinmany 50 miles ...plus many, more!
Sofa w/2 recliners (matching loveseat available)
SPECIAL CREDIT OFFER! • Up to 36 months SAC, WAC with monthly payment
THAT ENTIRE HOUSEFUL...
...of fine furniture you need can be yours! Buy 3, 4, 5 or more roomfuls of new furniture and save hundreds and hundreds of dollars now!
58800 TOMORROW, 10 WEDNESDAY, 10AM AMTO TO88PM! PM! $
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BUT, YOU MUST HURRY! FAMOUS BRANDS REDUCED!
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SUPERB! Leather/Vinyl Sofa w/2 $58800 recliners - medium matching pcs. available firm comfort level
• LIVING ROOMS! • YOUTH BEDROOMS! • SOFAS! • TRUNDLE BEDS! • LOVESEATS! • DAYBEDS! • TABLES! • BUNK BEDS! • MOTION FURNITURE! • DESKS! • SECTIONALS! • WALL UNITS! • SLEEP SOFAS! • CURIOS! • ROCKERS! • LAMPS! • RECLINERS! • ACCESSORIES! • FAMILY ROOMS! • PICTURES! • DINING ROOMS! • • • DINETTES! • • BEDROOMS! • • MATTRESS SETS! • Plus much, much more! • CHESTS!
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The ULTIMATE Savings Offer!
CER TAG! YOU’LL T FIND RED IFIED EVERY ITEM R D T REDUCED! TAG O EDUC AG ! N F TIO INE NS FUR , NE W N FOR ITUR E E V ROO ERY • TODAY•• GET TODAY BUY YOU M IN • • RH • FREE DELIVERY • OME • • BIG ! BARGAIN!
Pub Set - Ashley Pub SALESPEOPLE, 5Setpc.with 00 pedestal base & $ EXTRA CREDIT iron and wood details 395 PERSONNEL, OUTSTANDING! EXTRA OFFICE Firm Queen Mattress Set by Jamison with coil $39800 STAFF, AND springs EXTRA Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set by Jamison. 1” Memory DELIVERY Foam and cool gel. (includes $54900 mattress, box springs and PERSONNEL sheet set) WILL BE HERE BARGAINS!BARGAINS! TO ASSIST YOU!
IT’S LIKE FINDING EXTRA SPECIAL OFFER! DIAMONDS! THOSE 36 months - same as cash BIG RED TAGS - w.a.c. & monthly SIGNAL PERHAPS payment THE MOST The IMPORTANT SEN ULT Bla IMA ck, SAT PRICE Vin I y O TE l Ful NAL l Siz Sofa S REDUCTIONS Sav ! e (7 leep 3”) er ing YOU’VE $5 sO 9 f R 7 E EVER SEEN MA fer! RKA YOU $6 BLE ON EACH ’LL 7 ! 9 LOV ITEM! ET HIS $3 ! 99 BUY $20 N EW 99 $8 NOW AND 9 ea EXC $14 . REV AND ITIN OLU 8 G! 9 TIO SAVE! NA st cho Power col at Leat lov e leat her Se ese h at, er (So ctiona Cor Sec ner fa, Co l tion tab nsol rus le) e al
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Wednesday, december 26, 2012
2013 DODGE DART SPECIAL
WITH AUTOMATIC, VALUE GROUP, & 16 INCH WHEELS!
BUY IT NOW - ZERO DOWN *$285 PER MO CHOOSE FROM 2 @ THIS PRICE! STK# 1062D, 1063D DEAL#27774
^ASK ABOUT SAVING ANOTHER $500. WITH THE DODGE FFA MEMBER OR MILITARY REBATES! BRAND
2012 RAM 1500 4X4
INCLUDES HEMI V8 POWER!
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2012 RAM 1500 QUADCAB INCLUDES HEMI V8 POWER!
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ONLY ONE LEFT @ THIS PRICE!
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^ASK ABOUT SAVING ANOTHER $500. WITH THE DODGE FFA OR MILITARY REBATES!
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BUY IT NOW - ZERO DOWN *$372 PER MO
2013 CHRYSLER 300
CHOOSE FROM 3 @ THIS PRICE! TOTAL SAVINGS OVER $9200. ON ALL 2012 RAM QUADCABS IN STOCK!
OVER $8800. TOTAL SAVINGS!
WITH 3RD ROW SEATING, REAR AIR, & 18 INCH ALUMINUM WHEELS!
STK# 2460R, 2462R, 2468R, 2495R, 2496R, 2497R, 2498R, 2499R, 2500R, 2507R DEAL# 49577
^ASK ABOUT SAVING UPTO ANOTHER $1000. WITH THE CHRYSLER MILITARY REBATES!
^ASK ABOUT SAVING ANOTHER $500. WITH THE DODGE FFA MEMBER OR MILITARY REBATES!
*:ALL DEALS & PAYMENTS INCLUDE 255. DOCUMENT PROCESSING FEE. DEALER DISCOUNTS & MANUFACTURES’ REBATES ALREADY APPLIED TO PURCHASE PRICE, UNLESS SPECIFIED. REBATES MAY HAVE RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, & MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR STATE. PRIOR DEALS EXCLUDED. FROM DEALER STOCK ONLY. NO DEALER TRANSFERS AT THESE PRICES. SPECIAL A.P.R. FINANCE OFFERS IN LIEU OF REBATE OFFER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED & APPLICANT MUST BE APPROVED THRU LENDER WITH APPROVED TIER RATING TO QUALIFY. PAYMENT TERMS: 75 MO, 5.5 APR, W.A.C&T. UNLESS OTHERWISE SHOWN. ALL DEALS PLUS TAX, TITLE, INSPECTION STICKER (IF APPLICABLE). # TOTAL SAVINGS INCLUDES PKG SAVINGS DISCOUNT, DEALER DISCOUNTS, & MFG REBATES. SEE SALESPERSON FOR COMPLETE TERMS & CONDITIONS. ^ : SEE SALESPERSON FOR COMPLETE QUALIFYING DETAILS OF THE CHRYSLER-JEEP-RAM-DODGE FFA OR MILITARY REBATE. YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL SAVINGS OFF OUR ALREADY LOW PRICES. THESE REBATES CANNOT BE COMBINED TOGETHER WITH EACH OTHER. THESE REBATES MAY HAVE RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, & MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR STATE. GOOD TILL 12.31.12
BRAND NEW 2012 NISSAN ARMADA
ON ALL REMAINING NEW 2012 NISSAN ARMADA’S IN STOCK! STK# 1932NT MODEL# 26112 VIN# 26112 DEAL# 42517
THIS WEEK ONLY - NISSAN HOLIDAY BONUS CASH UP TO $1000!
ALL NEW 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA
BUY IT NOW ZERO DOWN *#$ 326. PER MO STK# 2330N MODEL# 13013 VIN# 765531 DEAL# 21075
1 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE
2012 NISSAN FRONTIER SV CREWCAB
2 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE
BRAND NEW BRAND NEW 2012 NISSAN MURANO 2012 NISSAN TITAN S
BUY IT NOW ZERO DOWN *#$ 395. PER MO
1 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE STK# 1933NT MODEL# 23112 VIN# 061245 DEAL# 34620
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BUY IT NOW ZERO DOWN *$ 355. PER MO
2 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE STK# 1902NT,1918NT MODEL# 34112 VIN# 838322 DEAL# 24088
STK# 1910NT, 1928NT. MODEL# 32312. DEAL# 23424 VIN# 467928
ALL NEW 2013 NISSAN SENTRA S
1 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE
BRAND NEW 2012 NISSAN TITAN S
BUY IT NOW ZERO DOWN *$ 273. PER MO
BUY IT NOW ZERO DOWN *$ 409. PER MO
STK# 2326N MODEL# 12013 VIN# 020285 DEAL# 24090
BRAND NEW 2012 NISSAN XTERRA X
BUY IT NOW ZERO DOWN *#$ 326. PER MO
5 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE
1 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE
STK# 1890NT, 1894NT, 1895NT, 1909NT, 1917NT MODEL# 36112 VIN# 837799 DEAL# 49682
STK# 1930NT MODEL# 24112 VIN# 122423 DEAL# 41699
*ALL DEALS SHOWN ARE PLUS TAX, TITLE. 255. DEALER DOCUMENT PROCESSING FEE INCLUDED WITH PRICE. ALL DEALER DISCOUNTS & ALL MANUFACTURES’ STANDARD REBATES ALREADY APPLIED UNLESS NOTED. PRICES GOOD FOR IN-STOCK VEHICLES ONLY; NO DEALER TRANSFERS AT THESE PRICES. SPECIAL APR FINANCING THRU NMAC, W.A.C.T. ONLY, & IS IN LIEU OF REBATES. PRIOR DEALS EXCLUDED. ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY VARY FROM PICTURE. INCLUDES NISSAN HOLIDAY BONUS CASH. PAYMENTS FIGURED AT 75MO, 5.5 APR, W.A.C.T. ONLY. SEE SALESPERSON FOR DETAILS. # INCLUDES NMAC FINANCE BONUS. IN ORDER TO RECIEVE THE PRICE & PAYMENT LISTED THE PURCHASE MUST BE FINANCED & APPROVED THRU NMAC. SEE SALESPERSON FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. OFFER GOOD THRU 1.2.13
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