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Suspects captured in Dollar General robbery By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Paul Allen Downer and George Howard Atkins are in custody in connection with the Dec. 17 robbery of the Eastview Dollar General store, according to a spokesperson for the McNairy County Jail. Downer turned himself in on Dec. 25 and was charged with aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated assault and retaliation for past actions, according to a report provided by the Sheriff’s Department. Downer was identified by surveillance footage from a robbery of a Corinth Dollar General, according to Investigator Robert Hitchborn. Atkins was arrested by Hitchborn and booked into the county jail on Dec. 23. He is charged with being an accessory to armed robbery. Both will appear in court to face these charges on Jan. 23, 2014. The Eastview Dollar General store was DOWNER robbed for the second time in five months Dec. 17. According to the incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, store Manager Mary Moore told Deputy Buddy Fuller that a man wearing a black ski mask, a thick camouflage coat, black or dark blue jeans and black shoes, came into the store with a black handgun and demanded money. Cashier Jordan Ross told Fuller that the man attempted to break into the cash register, and when he could not do so, pointed the gun at her and told her to open it. Moore then stepped in, opened the register, and put the money into a Dollar General bag. The susATKINS pect then fled on foot with the $260 from the cash register. This store was also robbed last July. The burglar cut his or her way into the Eastview Dollar General store in the early morning hours of July 24. The thief, who was described as a white individual of unknown gender made off with merchandise and an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the scene. McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Bay arrived on the scene to follow up on a motion alarm from within the building shortly after the criminal fled and found a hole cut into the back wall of the building. Bay waited at that location until backup arrived when deputies entered the store through the hole and cleared the building. After determining that the burglar was no longer on the scene, officers allowed an employee into the store and reviewed the in-store video of the break-in with authorities. “The video camera showed that the suspect came in through the back bathroom (and) crawled through the aisles up to the front manager’s room,” Bay said in his incident report. “At that time the subject kicked in the manager’s room door and proceeded to knock the alarm box off the wall with a crowbar.” The thief was dressed in all black with a black toboggan over his or her head. This is the third time in five months that a Dollar General in the county has been robbed. Thieves cut a hole in the wall of the Bethel Springs Dollar General in November and took about $4,000 cash from safes. Deputy Jason Gray responded to a call from store manager Tina Weatherly. Upon arriving, he noticed that a hole had been cut in the metal at the back of the building. Inside the store, another hole was cut in a wall that separated the stock room from the rest of the store and a shelf was knocked off that wall. A phone box in the office was damaged and the hinges of the safes were removed. This crime was turned over to Investigator Robert Hitchborn.

The Year in Review By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

Happy New Year! It’s 2014, and once again it is time to look back on some of the events that helped shape McNairy County in the past year. In 2013, like any other year, McNairy County saw its share of good and bad times alike. In this week’s issue, we are recounting our most memorable events of the past year. Some are inspirational events or stories you will be glad to remember and some stories that cover infamous events, people or places you will be glad to forget. Through it all...the good and the bad, the Independent Appeal was there to cover it. Join us as we review the past 52 issues from 2013 and recap some of our most interesting, powerful and memorable stories. And just as we are there to report the news, it is you, McNairy County, who is there to read it. Before we begin our review, on behalf of myself, our publisher and our entire staff at the Independent Appeal, I would like to extend our gratitude to all of our readers, advertisers and contributors who have helped make us one of the top weekly newspapers in the state of Tennessee. Thank you for supporting our local product.

FALLEN HEROES

(Above top) A State Police cruiser stands guard during an FDIC takeover of Community South Bank last August. (Above inset) Alderman John Woods has words with Alderman Gary Bizzell Jr. During a February board meeting in Bethel Springs. (Above bottom) A fire in Bethel Springs last September consumes several downtown buildings. (Below top) The Adamsville High School Band prepares for their eighth state title run last fall. (Below inset) Officer Tony Valdes, Bomb Technician with the City of Jackson Police Department, was on hand during a bomb scare last October in Selmer. (Below middle) Owl Creek east of Stantonville: Scholars believe this may be the setting of well known Ambrose Bierce short story. (Below bottom) Storm damage following a destructive storm in Bethel Springs last January.

2013 began on a somber note in McNairy County as the town of Adamsville lost two legendary public servants during a single week. Heroes Bill McCall, the town’s long-time police chief who retired in 2012, and Barry Hodge, the town’s assistant fire chief, both died in the first week of the year. McCall died Jan. 3, and Hodge died Jan. 4. Even as the town of Adamsville mourned it’s fallen heroes, scores of people came out to support these brave men and their families in their time of loss.

MOTHER GIVES BIRTH TO 6 KIDS

A Michie mother gave birth to sextuplets on the evening of Jan. 21 inside the barn in which she lives. In what may have been a world record, a Nigerian dwarf goat named Blondie birthed the large litter on the farm of Lynn Sultan. The litter appeared to tie the previous Guinness world record for largest litter delivered by a goat. However, since there was no video evidence or blood tests to confirm the birth, Blondie did not receive official recognition for her feat. Despite her 15 years experience in farming, Sultan said that she had never seen anything like this.

IT’S STILL ‘WORTH THE DRIVE’

To use a sports metaphor, 2013 was a rebuilding year for McNairy County on the economic front. During the first few months of the year, one of the county’s largest sales tax contributors, as well as one of the county’s largest employers, announced they were closing their doors. Both Henco Furniture and Aqua Glass closed their doors forever last year. In fact, 2013 could be considered a disastrous year for the local economy if not for the expansion of several existing local businesses and several lucrative investment commitments from new local businesses. United Stainless, Spectrum and Monogram Refrigeration all announced that they would be expanding their local operations in 2013. In addition, Sparks Custom Fabrication and Strata Solar announced plans to begin operation in the county.

AFTER THE STORM

A strong storm wreaked havoc in Bethel Springs and Rose Creek in the early morning hours Jan 30. Trees were blown down, power lines snapped and hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed in the powerful storm. Following the storm, there was some debate on the nature of the storm that swept through the county. The National Weather Service claimed the damage was caused by a microburst, but many of the local residents who witnessed the storm first-hand said it was a tornado. Regardless of the storm’s classification, it left a trail of devastation in its path that will take years to fully repair. While fortunately, no one was killed or seriously injured in the storm, the localized damage was largely ignored by the state and federal governments, leaving many victims to fend for themselves. In fact, in the days following the storm, the only real assistance from outside came from a few generous religious organizations who stepped in to help.

TRANSITION IN BETHEL SPRINGS

After 2012, the town of Bethel Springs needed some calm after rounds of police suspensions, uncertainty, heated arguments at each meeting, and an election which cleaned house on the board. However, 2013 would begin with more of the same for the troubled town. After a January tornado crippled Bethel, the board of aldermen met in a heated sessions to coordinate clean-up and figure

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LIVE At the Latta: UTM World Percussion Ensemble By Christen Coulon

rhythm through the slave trade,” said Dr. Hill. This marks the second show in AiM’s new performing arts series “LIVE At the Latta.” “’The Roots of Rhythm’ concert is high energy, entertaining and educational,” said Paige Holmes, managing director, Arts in McNairy. “Groups like the UTM Percussion Ensemble have a very similar mission to Arts in McNairy in that we want to expose people to other music cultures and unique music experiences.” Dr. Hill pointed out that McNairy County has had many performers and past graduates of the UTM percussion group. Currently, Jerry Emmons, McNairy County High school graduate and the son of Jerry and Leanne Emmons of Selmer, is a scholarship recipient majoring in Percussion. Admission for the performance is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. The Latta Theater is located at 205 West Court Ave. in downtown Selmer. Advance reservations for school groups can be made by calling (731) 439-2891 or emailing paige@artsinmcnairy.com. For more Information about the UTM Percussion Ensemble, go online to their site at utm.edu/percussion or call (731) 881-7418.

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Smith takes office in Selmer

Transition of Power

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Smith begins term, looks ahead at next 4 years Robinson recounts 8 years in office

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Selmer Mayor John Smith meets with former Mayor David Robinson as the two prepare for the town’s transition of power. Smith spent much of December learning day to day operations of the town with Robinson

Robinson looks back at his two terms as Mayor of Selmer By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

Outgoing Selmer Mayor David Robinson sat down with the Independent Appeal this week to discuss the impact of his two terms as Selmer’s leader. Robinson was defeated in a close four-way mayoral race in November by then Selmer Alderman John Smith by less than 50 votes. The two men have been working closely in the past month getting ready for the Jan 1. transition when Smith will officially take over as the town’s mayor. “It has been an absolute blast. It really has,� Robinson said about his time in office. The Selmer native, who began his first term as mayor in 2006, spent much of his adult life working at various jobs out west in places such as Oklahoma City, Seattle and Southern California. Robinson said that after a tour in Vietnam in the army and then coming back to finish his business degree at Memphis State, he moved away in the 1970s to work in the cattle industry in Oklahoma. He said that price freezes in the beef industry imposed by Nixon ended his time as a rancher, and that he ended up taking a position with Ryder Truck Rentals in Seattle. As Robinson climbed the corporate ladder with Ryder, he made the move to Southern California where he spent more than 18 years. It wasn’t until 2003 that Robinson returned to the area to take care of his mother and for his children to attend high school. He said that the experience was like “a homecoming.� Robinson said that he loved being back in Selmer and wanted to help make a difference in the community. After speaking to community leaders and coming up with some plans to improve his beloved city, Robinson took the leap and decided to run for office. “I convinced myself that not only could I do the job, but I thought it would be a lot of fun,� Robinson said. Robinson said that he felt like the city had more to offer people, but that fact was not obvious to everyone because it

was in need of a facelift. Upon taking office, Robinson said that he worked with the city’s board to push projects that would help restore downtown Selmer. He said that the addition of Rockabilly Park and the Farmer’s Market as well as the repaving have really helped to restore beauty to the downtown. “This is where I grew up. I saw that Selmer needed a facelift and knew it had a lot of potential,� Robinson said. “I take pride in this community.� Looking back on his term in office, Robinson said that he had as much fun serving as Selmer’s Mayor as any other job in his life. Robinson said that when serving as the mayor of a small town there are a few things that people really expect to be done well, and if they are not...The residents will let you know. “As long as your trash is picked up on time, there are not too many potholes and the water works you are OK,� Robinson said. “And then when I got in this job, it was amazing what all it takes to make sure it happens. But that was the fun part.� Robinson said that through the day to day operations, the political issues, and problems he faced...it was all worth it. As far as accomplishments while in office, Robinson said that he was most proud of getting the chemicals (fluoride) out of our water, the expansion and beautification of our town’s parks, and the Round-up Program, a fundraising project tied to water bills which raises money for scholarships and computers in local schools. “The Dixie Park I am particularly proud of,� Robinson said. “I looked at that before I even ran and wanted to do something with it. It was an eyesore. Now it is a park.� Robinson said he was happy to see many of the local festivals such as Rockabilly and Hog Fest thrive during his term, and he thanked all of the civic organizations who worked so hard to help better the community. The credit rating of the town was raised during his term, and Robinson said that was something he worked to get done because he felt it would help

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE #1 The Town of Selmer will hold a Public Hearing on January 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at the Selmer Public Utilities Building (500 Peach Tree Avenue). The purpose of this meeting is to present information to the public on the FY 2014 Community Development Block Grant Program. Concerned citizens are encouraged to attend and comment on possible projects. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact Richard Ashe, Selmer Public Utilities (731) 645-7928. The Town of Selmer ensures compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; related statutes and regulations that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin. John Smith Mayor

the city save money in the long run. This was part of Robinson’s overall goal to keep the town fiscally responsible during his time in office. Of Robinson’s eight annual budgets he presided over, he said that the town returned a surplus six times. While Robinson said that he is happy with what the city has accomplished, he feels that there is potential for it to be better. In the future, Robinson said that he would like to see Selmer become a center of commerce. However, to achieve that, he said the most important thing that needs to happen is for the area to get more jobs and recruit more companies to come here. Robinson said that there is potential for job growth in tourism as well as industry. He said that one thing that needs to happen to bring those jobs is to improve the educational opportunities for children in the area. Robinson supports programs like the Last Dollar Scholarship and the Roundup program which helps get students into college and makes them more prepared when they arrive by exposing them to technology such as laptop computers in the classrooms. Going forward, residents can expect to see Robinson around town in his trademark yellow convertible, or on the links playing a few rounds of golf. He said that Selmer is his home and his family plans to keep its roots here for the time being. As far as work, Robinson said that he would consider his future options, but he said that if nothing comes up, his wife has a honeydo list that will keep him busy for years. When asked about another run for political office, Robinson said that he isn’t ruling anything out at this time, but there is no specific office that he is considering right now. Robinson said that he would like to see Smith continue his work to finish the Dixie Park, and he would like to see the remainder of Selmer’s streets repaved. “It has been a good ride for me, I have really enjoyed it and I wish John (Smith) luck as mayor,� Robinson said.

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out what to do with the police department. The state ended the police question with a notice requiring outgoing Chief T.E. Pee-Wee Sowell to attend the state police academy. Sowell who had agreed to stay on for a short time to train a new officer, proceeded with his retirement plans and the town was left without a police force. The town has since sold its only police cruiser, and currently its police force exists only on paper. As the year dragged on, the board worked through many of its differences and has worked to sever its ties to the Selmer water department. After a tough debate on the subject, it authorized Sunday beer sales and used the additional tax money to begin fixing the town’s roads. Throughout the year, the board trimmed the budget and reduced spending through a combination of increasing revenue and cutting costs. As the board worked to resolve each of its issues, fewer and fewer residents began to attend each public meeting, and as 2013 came to a close, a sense of calm finally came to the town’s public meetings.

THE PEE WEE SOWELL STORY

Being an officer of the law is physically demanding and dangerous. It is highly unusual for someone to do it for nearly a half century, but Bethel Springs former Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell did. Sowell was joined by local leaders, law enforcement personnel, family and more than 100 of his closest friends to celebrate his retirement. County Mayor Ronnie Brooks, Sheriff Guy Buck, Assistant District Attorney General Bob Gray, Bethel Springs Vice-Mayor Shirley Williams, wife Katie Sowell, former Sheriff Ricky Roten and John Talbott, nephew and Henderson attorney, were among the speakers at Sowell’s farewell party. Buck said he knew for a fact that Sowell is the oldest certified officer in the state. “I don’t believe probably there’s anybody within five or six years of him,” Buck said. “If there’s anybody who has committed themselves to a career, I don’t think anybody has done it any better than Pee Wee has,” Buck added.

COMMISSION KILLS WHEEL TAX, FUNDS SCHOOL REPAIRS

In May, the County Commission could not come up with the two-thirds majority to pass a proposed $50 wheel tax. The commission then voted unanimously to take the wheel tax proposal off the table in order to discuss it. During the same meeting, the commission voted to fund a $1.7 million school repair program. The commission was forced to make some tough budgetary decisions as local and state tax revenues continued to dwindle. The repair program included fixing the roofs at McNairy Central High School and other schools, air conditioning the Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School gym, repairing the Adamsville Elementary School heating system and new bleachers for AJSHS and Selmer Middle School. The plan is currently underway. The repairs will be paid for by a capital outlay note, which is borrowed money. The payments on the note will be made from the $3 million fund balance in the debt service budget. A fund balance is the sum of all past budget surpluses from prior years.

THIEVES CRASH THROUGH FRONT WALL OF MICHIE PHARMACY

Two men, who were allegedly looking for pills, crashed a stolen vehicle through the front doors of the Michie Pharmacy on the morning of May 7 causing an estimated $20,000 in damages. Two Michie men were arrested after they allegedly crashed a black Ford Explorer through the front wall of the pharmacy, causing extensive damage to the front wall, doors, windows and counters of the building. The apparent motive in the case was drugs, and the store’s owner, Johnny Odom, said that the thieves made off with two bottles of hydrocodone, a large bottle of generic Xanax, and a few other items with a total value of about $3,000. “I have been in the pharmacy business for many years and I have yet to see anything like this,” Odom said. “The sheriff’s department got all over this thing really quick. They had these guys behind bars within 24 to 48 hours.”

The Masco Corporation, parent company of Aqua Glass, announced in late May, that it would be closing its Adamsville facility later this year. The facility has been in operation since 1972, and at the beginning of 2013, it employed approximately 200 hourly and salaried employees. Masco said that it would also be closing its Moorestown, N.J. facility, which has about 70 employees, and consolidating the remaining Masco Bath operations into their Delta Faucet Company. Masco said that both facilities, which manufacture acrylic bathtubs and showers, would close by the end of 2013. At one time, Aqua Glass was one of McNairy County’s largest private employers, but in recent years it had shed most of its staff in several rounds of drawdowns. In 2012, the plant had announced the hiring of new employees for production of its new INNOVEX product line, which lead many to believe the facility would survive the recent downturn, however by the end of 2013, the Adamsville plant had closed.

DIVER FIXES WATER CRISIS

After nearly a week of work to repair a hard to find water leak in early June, which left up to 1,100 Milledgeville, Morris Chapel and Enville residents without water, the Adamsville Water Department was able to restore service to all of its customers. What began as a slow leak in the Adamsville water lines June 5 developed into large problem for residents on the northern end of their system, said Adamsville’s City Administrator Steve Simon. A minor leak was identified in Morris Chapel early on, but after repairs, it was apparent there was another leak in the system. Simon said that workers toiled around the clock to find and correct this issue; however, the leak was hidden because it was six feet under water in a creek near Highway 22 in Milledgevile. Simon said that he reached out to Melvin Martin at the Hardin County Emergency Management Agency, who sent diver Shannon Sims to fix the problem. Sims was able to place a clamp on the pipe and stop the leak. “If we hadn’t had him, I’m not sure how we would have gotten to it,” Simon said. Simon praised all of the employees who worked long hours to restore service and thanked the affected customers for their patience. The town estimated that nearly 1 million gallons of water were lost during the nearly week-long outage. Simon said that the Adamsville Utility Department feels confident that this should fix the water problems.

LOCAL SETTING FOR HISTORIC SHORT STORY?

Is it possible that one of the greatest works of short fiction ever penned, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” written by Ambrose Bierce July 13, 1898 for the San Francisco Examiner, drew its titular namesake from a creek here in McNairy County? Ambrose Bierce expert Dr. David M. Owens, an associate professor of English at Valparaiso University in Indiana says it is. Owens penned two works which discuss Bierce’s geographical references in the story: “The Location of Owl Creek Bridge,” an academic paper written in 1994 and “The Devil’s Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story,” a book examining Bierce’s war-time experience in 2006. Speaking to the Independent Appeal, Owens said that there was no doubt in his mind that the Owl Creek referenced in Bierce’s Story is the same Owl Creek located on the western edge of the Shiloh Battlefield. Owens has studied the actual locations Bierce used to set the story and believes that the locations of the bridge, the occurrence of the hanging, and the creek are an amalgamation of three real-life locations and events in Bierce’s military career.

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mer farms will be four times larger than any existing TVA solar farm. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014, following an environmental review and interconnection studies on each of the sites. Strata Solar plans to bring in a handful of seasoned workers to train a staff of local construction workers numbering between 300-400 people to complete the project, said Blair Schooff, COO of Strata Solar. The current project is scheduled to take 4-6 months to complete.

and were able to determine it was just a pen delivered by the National Pen Company soliciting the sale of pens for marketing purposes with McMahan’s name and address on it. Following the discovery of the pen, officers issued the all-clear and quickly reopened the area to the public.

COMMUNITY SOUTH BANK

On Nov. 2, McNairy County’s two high school marching bands competed in their respective state competitions. With both schools known as perennial power houses in their respective competitions local residents were hoping for a sweep of the state marching titles in 2013. The Adamsville Junior/Senior High Marching Band began the day strong as it competed in the Tennessee Division 1 State Marching Band Championship at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. They competed with 25 other bands from across the state of Tennessee in the preliminary competition. Adamsville rated first in the Field Commander, Guard and overall band competitions and second in the Percussion Competition, taking home their 8th state title. The McNairy Central High School Marching Band competed in the 2013 Division II State Marching Band Championship on the same day at Thompson’s Station, Tenn. The band did well, finishing with superior marks in Band Rating, Percussion, Color Guard and Field Commander. The MCHS Band also snagged the 3rd place in the Percussion Competition in preliminaries. The band finished 9th in the overall competition, meaning the county will have to wait until at least 2014 to see a county sweep at the state band championships.

On Aug. 23, Community South Bank was closed by the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation then stepped in as receiver of the bank for a short period before CB&S Bank acquired all of the deposits and some of the assets of the troubled bank. The closure affected all three branches of Community South in McNairy County and left many local residents wondering if their money was safe. FDIC number crunchers descended on branches of the Parsons, Tenn. based bank with Tennessee State Troopers assigned to stand guard as the regulatory agency prepared for the handover to CB&S Bank. It quickly became apparent, however, that this bank failure was not akin to the Great Depression bank failures that wiped out lifetimes of savings overnight. Thanks in part to FDIC guarantees and a lightning fast acquisition by CB&S all customer accounts were safe and other than a name change there was little interruption for customers.

FIRE CONSUMES BETHEL BUILDINGS

Firefighters from Selmer Fire Department, the Bethel Springs, McNairy County, Finger and McNairy volunteer fire departments battled a blaze in the old grocery store building and an abandoned building behind it Sept. 6 between Front and Main Streets in Bethel Springs. The fire started in the building behind the grocery store and spread to it, burning the back of it.

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE CAUSES PARTIAL SHUTDOWN OF SELMER

Police responded to a suspicious package and closed off a portion of Downtown Selmer on Oct. 30. The scene began at approximately 2 p.m. when Theresa Robinson, an employee at Judge Van McMahan’s private law office on the 100 Block of Court Ave. in Selmer reported receiving a suspicious package with no return address. When the office reported the package to Selmer Police, they in turn, contacted members of the Jackson, Tenn. Bomb Squad who sealed off the area around the Selmer Farmer’s Market, the Independent Appeal, the law office and Rockabilly Park area until they could retrieve and analyze the package. Officer Tony Valdes, Bomb Technician of the City of Jackson Police Department, was on hand working with the bomb unit. Valdes said they apprehended the suspicious package and examined it using an x-ray

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FORMER SELMER POLICEMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULT

When a police officer allegedly betrays the public’s trust, it is always a serious allegation. So when a Selmer resident claimed that Selmer Police Officer Christopher Eugene Reynolds had beat him multiple times during an arrest in 2011, federal prosecutors took up the case. After years of legal negations, Reynolds pleaded guilty in November in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee to violating the civil rights of an arrestee, James D. McKinney. During his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen, Reynolds admitted that, while using his authority as a SPD officer, he slammed a handcuffed arrestee to the floor of the McNairy Regional Hospital and struck him in the face. According to information presented in court, Reynolds acknowledged that this assault was unreasonable and did not serve a legitimate law enforcement purpose. The victim was injured as a result of the assault. Sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 5, 2014. Reynolds faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison.

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Volume 111, Number 33, Wednesday, January 1, 2014

McNAIRY VOICES Do you have New Year’s resolutions? What are they?

By Delise Teague McNairy County Schools

With a simple but direct statement, John Prince declared his objective when he entered the race for McNairy County Director of Schools: “It is my desire to be the proactive, progressive, and passionate Director of McNairy County Schools with full intent to build cohesiveness and a common sense of purpose among the citizens of McNairy County with the sole goal of enriching the lives of our children by ensuring each and every one is college and career ready.” Prince has been granted the opportunity to put his plan into action. After a long and laborious process including applications, resumes, interviews, and deliberation, Prince emerged as the successor to Charlie Miskelly, who has held the district’s top position since 2000. John Prince is no stranger to McNairy County. His interest in the education system in McNairy County is reflected in his Master’s thesis, titled The Desegregation and Consolidation of McNairy County Schools. In 1993, he married Mollie Miller from Bethel Springs after the pair met while in college. From 1994-2003, John taught in McNairy County (at Ramer Elementary School, Adamsville Junior/Senior High, and McNairy Central High School). Mollie taught at Selmer Elementary for one year before transferring to Adamsville Elementary, where she taught from 1995-2003. In 2003, the Prince family relocated to Trenton, Tennessee, John’s hometown, where John rose through the ranks of the Trenton Special School District, teaching Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus before his promotion to serve at the district level as Instructional Math Coach and Data Specialist. He is currently principal of Trenton Rosenwald Middle School. Prince holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and History from Union University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Memphis, and Administration and Supervision licensure from Trevecca Nazarene University. In addition to his work in middle and high schools, Prince has served as adjunct professor of mathematics for the University of Tennessee at Martin – McNairy Campus and as adjunct professor of American History for Dyersburg State Community College. Accolades have been bestowed on Prince throughout his career. While in college, he earned the History Major Award. For his excellence in the classroom, he was named Teacher of the Year at McNairy Central High School in 2003 and Teacher of the Year at Trenton Peabody High School in 2005. In 2009, the Trenton Special School District honored Prince as District Educator of the Year. In 2012, he was selected by the Tennessee Department of Education Division of Curriculum and Instruction to serve as a member of the State of Tennessee Common Core Leadership Council. Prince is accomplished and well-rounded in his professional endeavors. The 43-year-old educator has taught students in grades six through twelve. In addition to the wide range of mathematics courses, Prince has taught Social Studies, Physical Science, World History, and American History, and he has coached football, basketball, and soccer. He has held leadership roles at the school, district, and state levels. Those who know John Prince know he is a devoted family man. He and Mollie are the parents of four children, including three sons: John Davis (17), Miller (15), and Major (9), and a daughter: Grace Ann (7). IN HIS WORDS Elaborate on your stated objective “There is no greater task to which a community is called than to guarantee a thorough, rigorous, and engaging education for its children. The only way for McNairy County to succeed at that goal is to have cohesiveness and understand that we must operate with one thing in mind – “Think Students First.” I’m so excited about the wonderful things currently happening in McNairy County’s schools, and I can’t wait to contribute my passion for education to the cause.” What is your transition plan? “The most important thing for me to do right off the bat is to LISTEN. I will definitely spend time in the schools and classrooms listening to what our administrators, teachers, staff members, and students have to say about education in McNairy County. It is also important to meet with community members to promote the wonderful things I am seeing and to listen to our community’s vision for education.” Share your thoughts about working with Dr. Brian Jackson, assistant director of schools. “Dr. Jackson is one of the most consummate professionals I have ever worked with. I was fortunate to work with him for two years at Adamsville Junior/Senior High School when he was assistant principal and principal. I always

Ray Gagner (Adamsville):

Melissa Cline (Adamsville):

“Yes. Try hard to be a farmer.”

“Yes, to get caught up on my bills and to lose weight, get in shape.”

Rickey “Pork Chop” Young (Adamsville): “Good health to my wife and kids. That’s what I wish for.”

Dustin Doyle (Crump):

Haley Pickens (Selmer):

Georgia Godwin (Morris Chapel):

“I wish for better jobs in the new year.”

“I wish there were better jobs and more jobs.”

“To have world peace.”

McNairy Voices is a new feature in the Independent Appeal highlighting the opinions of average citizens about the issues that affect the citizens of McNairy County, the state of Tennessee, and the United States as a whole. The participants are randomly selected on the streets of the county. Their viewpoints are not necessarily that of the Independent Appeal.

ON THE WEB: Go to independentappeal.com and express your opinion on our related online poll.

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knew I could go to him, and he would listen intently and give sound advice. McNairy County is extremely fortunate to have him leading the charge in regard to curriculum and instruction.” Share your thoughts about school autonomy and the role of the principal. “The most important variable in a child’s education is the classroom teacher. However, it is vital that the school administration is able to freely establish the culture that they feel is best for success. Other than district-wide initiatives that have been collaboratively developed, I look forward to witnessing how the strong administrators we presently have make their own personal mark on their schools.” Discuss the use of data to inform decision making and to drive instruction. “Being data driven doesn’t mean just collecting data; it means acting upon that data. In this educational environment, we have multiple methods of collecting data on a wide variety of topics. What we have to decide is what we are going to do with what the data tells us. Remember: there is no good data or bad data. It is what it is. It’s what you do with it that counts.” What is your vision for the school board? “In my interview with the school board, I was very clear that I feel it is incumbent upon them as the McNairy County School Board to be fully invested in the lives of every child

in the county. Although our board members are geographically elected, I have the utmost confidence that they will focus solely on what is best for children, regardless of the location of the building. The board is truly strong, and I am positive there are some awesome things about to happen.” What are your thoughts about synergy, shared decision making, and teamwork? “I believe strongly in collaboration. There are roughly 700 employees in McNairy County Schools, and that means there is a vast collection of knowledge, talent, and experience. If we are going to be innovative, it will be essential to tap into the talent of all team members. EVERY member of the McNairy County Schools Team makes a contribution to the lives of children, and EVERY member will have input into the operation of this system.” Interesting facts about Mr. Prince He lived in Korea from age three through seven. His father, who passed away while the family lived in Korea, was a weapons specialist and worked as a government servant for the US Army. He is one of nine children, with four brothers and four sisters. (One brother is deceased.) When he has time, which is rare, he enjoys reading books on history. A social historian, he loves reading about how people’s lives were affected by the situations in which they found themselves. His favorite movie is The Natural.

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 • Seaman Katie Lynn Bizzell, US Navy • A1C Dustin Blakney, 19EMS • 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 • Airman Christopher D. Ellis, Air Force • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force

• Kip Ellison • LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Ashley Freeman, US Army • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • 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 • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer Major James Lax • Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis

• Captain 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 • A1C Kassidy N. Mosier, USAF • PVT Dallas Nelms, USMC • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • SPC Joseph Payne, US Army Nat. Guard • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • SPC David Poole, National Guard • 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 • SPC Dakota Taylor, National Guard • SPC Blake Teague, Army National Guard • SPC Nick Teague, Army National Guard • 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 • A1C Logan D. Mosier, USAF EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.


OBITUARIES

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Java B. Yancey

Ernest Arwin Cook, Jr.

Java B. Yancey was born August 6, 1944. She departed this life on December 22, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 69 years, 4 months, 16 days. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ernest Arwin Cook, Jr. was born August 11, 1930 in Marietta, GA , the son of the late Ernest Arwin and Inez Naomi Cox Cook. Mr. Cook was a mason and a Retired Chief Petty Officer for the U.S. Navy serving our country for 22 years. He had served though the Korean Conflict and retired in 1968. Mr. Cook departed this life on December 25, 2013 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 83 years, 4 months, 14 days. He is survived by a daughter, Virginia Sue Withers and husband Larry of Jacksonville, FL; four sons, John Alan Cook and wife Mary Lou of Antioch, IL, Ronald Lee Cook and wife Rebecca of Pikeville, Tenn., Ernest “Skip” Cook III of Bethel Springs, Tenn., James William Cook and wife Teresa of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A graveside service was held on December 27, 2013 at the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Brad McDaniel officiated.

Glenda Kaye Jones Glenda Kaye Jones was born October 26, 1951 in Shaw, MS, the daughter of the late Dave Howard and Ruth McCool McClain. She was united in marriage to Doug Jones on October 16, 1997. Mrs. Jones was a manager of Selmer Golf and Country Club. She also had worked for General Electric and was a beautician for 17 years. She was Baptist in faith. Glenda enjoyed playing golf, cards, family fueds and spending time with her grand kids. Mrs. Jones departed this life on December 22, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 62 years, 1 month, 26 days. She is survived by her husband Doug Jones of Selmer, Tenn.; a daughter, Felicia Hudson Coody and husband Jon of Selmer, Tenn.; a son, Bobby Henson Jr. of Selmer, Tenn.; two step-daughters, Nicole Jones Hill of Eastview, Tenn., Danielle Jones Wiggins and husband Michael of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; two sisters, Linda McClain of Indianola, MS, Brenda McClain Stogner and husband Tim of Saltillo, MS; six grandchildren, Amberly Kiser, Austin Coody, Hudson Coody, Cody Hill, Gabrielle Wiggins and Jonathan Wiggins; 1 niece, 4 nephews, 6 great nieces, and 1 great nephew. Visitation was held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 6 - 9 p.m. Funeral service was held on December 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Tim Elrod officiating. Burial followed in the Curtis Hill Cemetery.

James Gilchrist James (Wallace) Gilchrist was born June 21, 1953 in McNairy County, Tenn., the son of the late John Robert and Lois Lain Gilchrist. Mr. Gilchrist worked as a pipe fitter in commercial construction. He was a member of the River of Life Pentecostal Church in Crump, Tennessee. He enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, playing domino’s, wood working and watching sports, especially the Memphis Grizzlies. Mr. Gilchrist departed this life on December 28, 2013 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 60 years, 6 months, 7 days. He is survived by two brothers, Bobby Gilchrist of Adamsville, Tenn., Ed Gilchrist of Adamsville, Tenn.; a sister, Carolyn Tidwell of Adamsville, Tenn.; special nieces, Leslie Gray of Ramer, Tenn., Carrie and Abby Tidwell both of Medina, Tenn. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gilchrist was preceded in death by nephew, Keith Tidwell. Services were held on December 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Herb Adams officiating. Burial will followed in the Gilchrist Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

SUNRISE By David Coy

Remembering Not Holidays are usually a time of happy memories of traditions in our past that often continue to the present. I fondly remember going to my maternal grandmother and great aunt’s house for thanksgiving dinner. I can remember the various dishes that were set on the table right down to the peanut butter fudge. They were good times and memories even though they are no longer a part of my present. As an immediate family, we then in December would celebrate the winter holiday at home. Traditions of family gatherings can be a joyous time for many, yet for some not so much any longer. What do we do if our memories, fade into non-existence? How do the caretakers of family members feel who endure the progression of dementia? A lot of questions, I know, but if we were the care-taker then we probably have asked these and more. What depth of sorrow they must live every day, until they accept their reality of where life is taking them and their loved one. I cannot imagine what it must be like. We cherish memories and the thought of having to create and build new and happy memories under such challenging circumstances is the hill they must climb. It will be easier if they have a strong support system of family, friends, and others who are willing to include them as a vital member of their family and thus remain continually involved with them throughout every year and climb that hill with them. That is why I say grief is a journey, not an event and it is bearable when we are bearing one another’s burdens. As this holiday season progresses forward, let us not forget to do unto others as we ourselves would have them do unto us. sunrise@sfdcares.com

Alice Virginia Hendrix Alice Virginia Hendrix, age 95, of Jackson, Tenn., passed away December 23rd after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte O’Neal, mother Flora Brown Hendrix, father Forrest F. Hendrix, brother, Forrest Ralph Hendrix and sister-in-law Mary Lee Hendrix. Alice Virginia was a retired secretary, member of St. Andrews Methodist Church and a Red Cross volunteer for over 25 years at Jackson Madison County Hospital. She is survived by two nephews, Dennis Hendrix (Jennie) Houston TX, Bill Hendrix (Marie) Plano TX, niece Alice New (Brooks) Jackson, Tenn. and a wonderful loving family that celebrated many vacations, holidays and weddings together. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 30 at Shackelford Funeral Directors from 1 to 2 p.m. Graveside services will follow Oak Hill Cemetery with Reverend Harrell Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Shackelford Funeral of Selmer, Tenn. (731)645-3481.

BETHEL SPRINGS NEWS By Mrs. T.C. Williams Contributor

Hello Everyone, The blessed Christmas season is here. Let us all remember the reason for the season. Please remember someone less fortunate than you and share a gift of love with them. Jennie Moore left for Milwaukee Wis. last week to visit her family and to celebrate her 60th birthday. We are wishing her a happy birthday and many more, also a safe return. Robert ( Jabo) Wiley is at home doing much better after spending several weeks in the hospital. We extend, to the Hayestell family, our deepest sympathy in the loss of their loved one. Homegoing services were held on Monday at the New Jerusalem Church in Selmer. She made her home in the Purdy Community. She is the daughter of Rosie Mason. Shackelford Funeral Directors in charge and burial was in the Prospect Annex Cemetery, Selmer. The 5th Sunday Singing Convention was held

at the New Bethel United Methodist Church Dec. 29 at 12 p.m. Singing began at noon. Theresa Horton is home feeling some better after spending several days in the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers. Charles Martin of UT Martin spent Friday night with his grandmother Mozella Baldridge, and they joined the family on Saturday morning at the Old Country store for their annual Christmas Breakfast.They all had a good time. Thought for the week: Sometimes the things we pray for were never meant to be, and because we don't receive them, we doubt His love you see. God hears every prayer we utter wherever we may go, and if He does not answer it could mean the answer is NO! So until next time, be good to yourself and others. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish everyone a Happy New Year!

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Wilmeth Family The family of Ina Jean Wilmeth would like to thank everyone for the flowers, phone calls, prayers, food and the words of kindness following the loss of our loved one. Special thanks to Wenasoga Church of Christ for all the visits ans support during this hard time and to G.W. Childs for the comforting words during the service. A special thanks to Eddie Sides for looking after Minnie. The family of Ina Jean Wilmeth

COMMUNITY EVENTS • McConnico Library McConnico Library has many new large print and western books for your enjoyment. Also ask for the new book list at the front desk of the latest fiction additions. Happy New Year to everyone from Vickie, Sonya, Kay, Chandra, and Norma. Support your library. • Head Start Pre-Registration The Southwest Human Resource Agency is accepting applications for 4 year old children to attend classes during this program year! Head Start is a free preschool program for families that qualify based on income, disability, or various family circumstances. Head Start provides medical and dental services, nutritional services, family services, and educational experiences for your entire family. Head Start does not provide transportation. Every child deserves a HEAD START in life… please consider giving your child one by contacting Amy, the Selmer Head Start’s Family Case Manager, at 731-645-8953 for more information! • Jesus Cares Needs Good Used Appliances Jesus Cares is seeking gently used home appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washing machines and dryers. These items will be placed with families who need but cannot otherwise afford them. If you have any of these items and would like to make a donation contact the Jesus Cares office at 6455388 to schedule a donation. January 3, 2014 • Stantonville Fish Fry Stantonville Fire Department will have their monthly fish fry Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 from 4 until 7 p.m. January 4, 2014 • Purdy Community Center Dance There will be a dance at Purdy Community Center Saturday night, Jan. 4, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Live band featuring music for two step, square dancing, clogging, line dancing and buck dancing. Fresh hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, cakes, popcorn and drinks will be available. Come out and dance, sit or watch and enjoy the fun and fellowship in a nice, clean place. See you there Saturday night. January 10-16 • Blood Drive Schedule for January Friday, Jan. 10, 2014: First Baptist Church, Adamsville, 12-6 p.m.; Walgreens, Savannah 1-6 p.m.; First Baptist Church, Henderson, 2-6 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 13, 2014: Selmer Courthouse, 12-6 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 16: Adamsville Elementary, 12-5:30 p.m.

CHURCH EVENTS • New Pastor at Selmer First Baptist Church First Baptist Church in Selmer would like to announce their new pastor, Joey Johnson of Trenton, Tenn. Everyone welcome. Sunday School 9 a.m., morning worship 10 a.m. Wednesday night supper 5:15 with prayer meeting and Bible study at 6 p.m. December 31 • God’s Way Church Watch Service A watch service will be held December 31, 2013 beginning at 8 p.m. at God's Way Church at 1121 Peach St., off Hwy 45 North in Selmer. Brother Billy Sanders and congregation invites everyone to attend. • Cypress Creek First Baptist Church Service Cypress Creek First Baptist Church will have a New Year's Eve Service at 10 p.m. December 31st 2013. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the service and bring in the new year!


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014

Northwest corner By Toni Watson Contributor

It seems this time of the year is full of memories, some so tender they bring tears and some so delightful they make a whole room of people overflow in laughter. At one gathering I attended, those sweet memories surfaced and the ones gathered about were tickled to have the long time residents of Adamsville that were present share their childhood views of a corner near our red light – the northwest corner. Seems it has gone through a lot of changes through many a year. And this account has gone through a lot of people’s memories, probably mixing up a bit as I heard it, so forgive any and all mistakes including spelling, please. Those of us who have watched the buildings sort of “come alive” with the new shops, Sneak-A-Peek boutique and West Tennessee Lumber Company/Antiques store, may not even be aware that the strip of buildings was once much longer than it is now. Remember, some of these memories will go way back because one of the sharp minds that contributed was Mattie Ruth Brewer and she has been in Adamsville for many a year. So let’s start at the red light looking north and trying to imagine Maple Street as a mere double lane. Make it a dirt road and the first store on the left that we encounter many years ago will be that of a woodworker, Mr. Brown, whose specialty was making coffins. Now, some of you younger seniors will remember the first building as a pool hall owned by Walter Snodgrass. I’m told one of the favorite sayings by those testing their skills against others was “Rack ‘em up, Walter!” Eventually this building disappeared in the widening of the highway.

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Now let’s go west of the pool hall and there we’ll find the cleaner. Today the building is being carefully reduced to its skeletal structure, but back in its heyday Cora Hair took care of many a person’s laundry and cleaning while simultaneously teaching Adamsville’s students at the high school. Mattie Ruth remembers the first ice cream cone she ever ate was from a drug store where the dry cleaners’ timbers can be seen now. I’d vote for a cleaner and laundry to return to town, but they’d obviously need a new building. The next building to the west is now the home of the WTL and Antiques. You can have your fences installed by these wonderful people or choose from their delightful collection of candles, furnishings, and décor accessories. Before the building housed antiques, however, it has been everything from a woman’s clothing store to a tattoo studio – and most of all, a theater named the Dixie. Now if you ask Tommy Ross about childhood memories at the Dixie, he’ll tell you about the time a young friend threw him a football as they waited on the sidewalk outside. Tommy never intended to catch it, only to kick it—but he never intended to have it hit the neon sign smack in the “D” and watch it quickly burn out. Tommy and his friend got to reimburse the theater owner $18 for repair so the marquee could once again declare “Dixie” instead of “ixie”. Ask someone else about the movie theater and they’ll talk about the showing of “Gone with The Wind” taking place in the daytime and a tornado ripping through McNairy County that night. More than one person’s home was basically gone with the wind before morning. Ask Mike or Sarah Norris about their fascinating building and they’ll talk about the projector still being upstairs and even finding some film as they began to prepare the space for their display floor and office. Now the Dixie was the first theater on Main Street, but before that, back where The Fat Cat is selling great meals today there was a silent movie picture house. Its name was the Dumarme – a joint venture by three men who abbreviated their own names to name the theater. Do you think “stadium seatbe able to function, but she has done this very well. She had a daughter, Tracey, who helps her face these adjustments with a new determination. Cindy’s room is close to my neck of the woods, so I see her often, and always she has a smile and whatever her needs are, it’s always with a please and a thank you. Cindy is quick to offer the other patients help and a kind word. As we face this New Year, let’s all agree to take a note from Cindy’s book of facing challenges. I will agree with you in saying there are some very unsettled challenges ahead for our country, but I can assure you, we have a Savior who has got this in the palm of His hands. I know of no place I had rather be.

As the New Year begins, lets all agree to do all the good we can to whoever needs it the most that day. I can assure you, I have my bad days like everyone of you, but the person it bothers the most when I am not as kind as I need to be, is me. You can never take back that unkind word no matter how bad you want to, so please join me in trying a little harder this year to just not say them. We are still blessed beyond measure and live in a great country. Let’s play it forward and try every day to show a little kindness to those who needs it the most. God bless you all this year is my prayer, and everyday, try to find someone who needs that kindness you have to offer. Until next time.

ing” is something new? Well, it was the only kind of seating at this picture show. A wonderful pianist, Mable Carter, kept the crowds entertained, along with a young man who whistled the popular tunes of the day with her. His name was Roy Durbin. The youngsters who went to the shows got a bit aggravated with the adults who read all the subtitles aloud for their friends since the art of films had not developed enough to include a sound track. If stadium seating isn’t just a twenty-first century offering, I guess we can safely say getting aggravated at people in the audience talking as if they are in their own living rooms is nothing new either. Eventually the theater shut, the seats were leveled and it became a warehouse for Dink Gibson. The Main Street movie house was even a Chevrolet dealership at one time if I’ve got the story straight – and I’m not saying I do. Well, anyway the next store east – the store that is now the Sneak-A-Peek Boutique – that at one time was Burl Smith’s furniture and appliance store. They say that when television was first available to purchase for home use, Mr. Smith put a tv right there in his front window for everyone going to the picture show to watch until it was time to go in. Right generous of him. Until recently the store had held the Gibb’s vast collection of petroleum mementos plus so much more. Now the strip of stores is over as we worked our way from Highway 22 west on Main Street, but there used to be one more place. The seniors around here will tell you that it was a radio shop to fix and sell radios and Mr. Bradley owned it. But those whose memory goes even further back will tell you it was once a café called Rose’s place. It was Adamsville’s version of the “greasy spoon” restaurants that knew how to make a great hamburger. So much for our trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look to the past. Over the years Main Street has had many a thriving business and many a memory has been made. As new businesses come to our buildings, new memories will be made and the story of Adamsville will continue into 2014. Happy New Year!

Varsity Spirit presents the American Cancer Society with $20,000

TOWN OF SELMER 2014 SCHEDULE OF MONTHLY MEETINGS

The Town of Selmer, Tennessee, Mayor and Board of Aldermen regular monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday night of each month, in Selmer City Hall at 7:00 PM, as shown below. The board will also meet on Monday afternoon at 4:30 PM prior to the Tuesday regular board meetings for a work session. ADDITIONAL WORK REGULAR MEETINGS SESSIONS if needed Any person who is disabled under the ADA and January 14, 2014 January 23, 2014 @ 4:30 needs special assistance to attend any of these meetFebruary 11, 2014 February 20, 2014 @ 4:30 ings should call city hall if possible ten days (10) in adMarch 11, 2014 March 20, 2014 @ 4:30 vance so that we can make arrangements for you. April 08, 2014 April 24, 2014 @ 4:30 May 13, 2014 May 22, 2014 @ 4:30 The Selmer Municipal/Regional Planning ComJune 10, 2014 June 26, 2014 @ 4:30 mission will meet at the Selmer City Hall, on the third July 08, 2014 July 24, 2014 @ 4:30 Tuesday night of each month at 6:00 PM. August 12, 2014 August 21, 2014 @ 4:30 September 09, 2014 Sept. 25, 2014 @ 4:30 144 North Second St., Selmer, Tennessee 38375, (731) 645-3241, Fax: 731-646-1462 October 14, 2014 October 23, 2014 @ 4:30 www.selmer-tn.com November 11, 2014 November None This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. December 09, 2014 Dec. 26, 2014 @ 4:30

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Varsity Spirits recently presented to the American Cancer Society a $20,000 check for the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign. After introducing their “Let’s Go Pink” line nationwide in the fall, Varsity Spirit donated 20 percent of the line’s sales in October to ACS in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. As an organization that works so closely with young women, breast cancer is a cause close to the Varsity Spirit team’s heart and they strongly support the work that ACS does. John Newby, SVP and general manager at Varsity Spirit, presented the check and acknowledges the cause personally, as his 86-year-old mother is a breast cancer survivor. Jan Roubion and Clint Cummins accepted the check on behalf of ACS.

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Looking back at an amazing 2013 By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The year 2013 has been a good one for McNairy County athletics from Adamsville to McNairy Central, and every little town in between. In the beginning of the year, we saw the bowling team from Adamsville High School make their way to the State tournament behind then senior Amron Forsythe. We also had to crown our county champions in Jr. High basketball, and after a hard fought year, it was the Ramer Eagles and the Selmer Lady Lions who were able to come out on top and take home the hardware for their schools. On the high school hardwood, the Lady Cardinals made a special presentation to long time head coach Todd McGee, while the Lady Cats finished as District Runner-Up and made it to their Region Tournament. Along with the Lady Cats, the Cardinals also made it to the Region Tournament but could not continue any

further. They had a great season and look to improve in 2014. Once basketball was over, it was time for our county athletes to hit the baseball and softball diamonds, as well as the soccer fields and tennis courts. The Bobcats got off to a good start on the diamond with a rare no hitter from then senior, Parker Adams, and had consistent pitching on the ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side from Kelly Beth Ernest. Both teams finished well and made their way deep into the 2013 post season. The Cardinals were playing well also. The Lady Cards had some young players make a big impact, while the Cardinals made the best of their first season with new head coach Rennard Woodmore. The Cardinals had several bright spots from the season, but none bigger than the All-State award won by John Reed Odom. There were records being set, and the Spring semester was not even over yet. The McNairy County Jr. High Track Meet was an example of that as records fell for many events, and look to stand for some time.

This past year was also a time of mourning for some of our county as we lost a great man, friend, and fan in the loss of Sam Robinson. Sam was a staple at all McNairy County athletic events he could attend and will be truly missed. During the summer the athletes, were still working hard and still making headlines. The Bobcat cheer team came home with multiple UCA cheer awards and set the standard for the rest of the county. As our Dixie Youth teams prepared for their post season tournaments, the City of Selmer took the time to recognize the great coaches of our time, and renamed a field at Patriot Park Bill Webb Field. After the field was named and the sign was hung, the boys got back to baseball and were able to bring home three state championships to McNairy County. The 14 year old All-Stars, the 11 and 12 year old AllStars and the 19u team all brought home state titles and

See 2013, 2B

File Photos

(Top Left) Zipporah Woods powers to the basket for the Lady Bobcats. (Top Right) The AHS bowling team poses together before their run at a state title. (Center Left) Parker Adams delivers a pitch during his no hitter against the Middleton Tigers. (Center Right) The Ramer Eagles and the Selmer Lady Lions pose after winning the county championship. (Bottom Left) Dylan Whirley takes his go at the long jump during the Jr. High track meet. (Bottom Right) Chase Smith slides in under the tag, as the Bobcats took on the Cardinals at home.


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competed well in the respective World Series tournaments. Once the new school year was underway, people were excited to see what the new football, softball and band seasons were going to bring us. The county softball saw great competition with all schools in the county now competing, and it will open the door to things in the future. Out on the band field, we had two bands in the county that competed very well, and both made their respective state competition. Fortunately for the Cardinals, they were able to bring home their eighth state championship, and they would go on to cheer for the Cardinals as they played for their first championship once again. Adamsville fought and made their way to the BlueCross Bowl for the second straight year, but lost to the Trousdale County Yellow Jackets. Through the Cards great year, there were players who were recognized for their great play, and two of them were Jacob Wallis and Zak Neary. Both Wallis and Neary were selected to play in the Toyota East/West All-Star game, and Neary was also awarded the West Tennessee Football Player of the Year from the Jackson Sun. In 2013 the county saw champions and heartbreak, but each made the players and coaches stronger, and 2014 should be just as exciting.

File Photos

(Top Left) Bill Webb and his wife Tommye are present as the field at Patriot Park is renamed Bill Webb Field. (Center Left) The McNairy County 14 year old All-Stars celebrate after their state championship win. (Center Right) Zak Neary and Jacob Wallis pose with coach Brandon Gray and the Toyota East/West All-Star game. (Bottom) The AHS band stand with their hardware as they bring home their eighth state title.

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Bobcats compete with class over Christmas break By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The McNairy Central Bobcats traveled to Alcorn Central to play in this year’s Christmas tournament and came home with a win and a loss.

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After a little time off, the Bobcats got back on the court and got off to a good start against Tishomingo. The offense got moving in the first quarter, behind the strong play from seniors Reggie McNeal and Jonathan Nixon. The Bobcats were able to put up 17 points while holding their opponents to only nine. Once the second quarter got underway, the Bobcats found their rhythm on the offensive end and never looked back. McNairy exploded for 23 points in the second quarter, and they were able to stay strong on the defensive side, holding Tishomingo to only 15 points in the quarter. The Bobcats carried a 40-24 lead into halftime, and were confident they could come out and maintain their strong play. Once the second half got underway, the Bobcats clamped down on defense and made scoring almost impossible for Tishomingo. McNairy was able to hold the Braves to only eight points in the third quarter, while extending their lead by putting up 16 points of their own. Taking their large lead into the fourth quarter, the Bobcats were able to get a lot of players time on the floor, and

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everyone made a contribution. The Bobcats were once again able to hold Tishomingo to single digits as they extended their lead and came away with the big win. “We started out slow but got rolling in the second quarter and never looked back,” said head coach Steve Forsythe. “The guys played hard, and we were able to get playing time for everyone. Anytime all 14 of your players get in the scoring column, it was a good night.”

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“This was the worst display of sportsmanship that I have ever seen by any team I have coached against,” said head coach Steve Forsythe. “They played dirty and physically assaulted our players on at least two occasions when the referees had their back turned. We did not play very well. We played extremely hard and tenacious at times, but we did not play well. To shoot the way we did from inside and at the free throw line and turn the ball over 29 times and still be in the game shows that we played with a lot of heart. I have never been more proud of the character that my young men showed during this game. We maintained our composure throughout.”

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(MCHS) Reggie McNeal: 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast; Jonathan Nixon: 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast; Austin Pace: 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Terrell Harris: 6 Pts, 2 Reb; Dylan Crabb: 5 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Clay Dancer: 5 Pts, 2 Ast; Grant Goodman: 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Kirby Tacker: 3 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast; Chauncey Elder: 3 Pts; Sheldon Carroll: 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; X’Adrian Borner: 3 Pts, 4 Reb; Caleb Kennedy: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Travon McClendon: 2 Pts, 1 Ast; Nick Crabb: 2 Pts, 2 Reb

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(MCHS) Kirby Tacker: 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast; Nick Crabb: 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast; Terrell Harris: 9 Pts, 7 Reb; Reggie McNeal: 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast; Travon McClendon: 5 Pts, 1 Reb; Jonathan Nixon: 4 Pts, 2 Reb; Grant Goodman: 3 Pts, 4 Reb; Austin Pace: 2 Pts, 4 Reb; Dylan Crabb: 2 Pts; Clay Dancer: 2 Reb, 1 Ast

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The Bobcats got on the court in the second game of the tournament and had a physical game against Trezevant. The Bobcats got off to a good start in the first quarter, and they were able to put up 13 points while holding Trezevant to 12. Taking the lead into the second quarter, the Bobcats fought hard and tried to keep their composure. After leading by one after the first quarter, the Bobcats were outscored by one in the second quarter, and they went into halftime tied at 23. As the third quarter got underway, the Bobcats had a few troubles getting their offense going. Trezevant was able to build a lead in the third quarter putting up 16 points while the Bobcats were only able to score 10 of their own. Being down six, the Bobcats had to fight to make the fourth quarter comeback. McNairy played their game and they were able to outscore their opponents in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to make the comeback and come home with the win.

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Reggie McNeal skies above defenders to make the midrange jump shot.

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Lady Cats beat Biggersville, fall to ECS By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Lady Bobcats made the trip to Mississippi over the holiday break and came home with a win over Biggersville and a loss to Evangelical Christian School.

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The Lady Bobcats got their tournament started against Biggersville, and got off to a good start. During the first quarter, it took both teams some time to get in a rhythm, and it was Biggersville who came out on top. The Lady Cats trailed by only two points, but they would not trail again for the rest of the contest. In the second quarter, the Lady Cats exploded on offense and never looked back. McNairy was able to put 22 points on the board and held Biggersville to only eight, taking the lead into halftime. After the half, Mallorie Sweat and the Lady Cats stayed on pace and kept the pressure on Biggersville. McNairy was able to put up 20 points while holding Biggersville to only nine, extending their lead. Once the fourth quarter was underway, the Lady Cats were in control and they made sure to get some of their younger players time on the floor. Although the Lady Cats were outscored in the fourth quarter, they were able to hold on and record their first win of the tournament. “We had a good defensive effort and Mallorie Sweat had a good offensive game scoring 23,” said head coach Jerry Lott. File Photo

Porsha Chappell drives the lane in the Lady Bobcats’ Holiday Tournament.

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(MCHS) Mallorie Sweat: 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast; Margie Coleman: 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast; Kaitlyn West: 12 Pts, 2 Reb; Porsha Chappell: 3 Pts, 3 Reb; Selika McCord: 2 Pts; Olivia Mitchell: 2 Pts; Desiree Weatherspoon: 2 Pts; Haven Phelps: 2 Reb

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The Lady Cats took the court in their second match-up of the tournament and got ready for a fight with ECS. The first quarter started well, and both teams were able to get some rhythm going on the offensive side of the floor. McNairy was able to put up 13 points while holding ECS to 12 and took an early lead. Once the second quarter got underway, both teams remained close and the game had its ups and downs. ECS was able to edge out the Lady Cats in the second and outscored McNairy by one point, tying the game at 28 going into halftime. Once the second half got underway the Lady Cats had some trouble getting the offense back in sync. ECS was able to outscore the Lady Cats 16-10 in the third and take a lead going into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, McNairy was able to slow down ECS but they were not able to comeback for the win. “We gave up too many second shots, and had too many turnovers,” said head coach Jerry Lott.

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(MCHS) Haven Phelps: 11 Pts, 5 Reb; Margie Coleman: 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Mallorie Sweat: 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast; Porsha Chappell: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast; Kaitlyn West: 7 Pts, 4 Reb; Selika McCord: 2 Pts, 5 Reb

Adamsville competes in holiday tournaments over Christmas break By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville Cardinals made the trip to Dyersburg for their Christmas games and came away with a win and a loss.

Adamsville 69 Tipton-Rosemark 63

The Cardinals came out against Tipton, and got a good start of the offensive lead, taking a early lead. Adamsville was able to put 17 points on the board in the first quarter, while the defense was able to hold their opponent to 12. Once the second quarter was underway, the Cards were able to keep their offense going and score 20 points while holding Tipton to 11. The Cardinals took a 37-23 lead into halftime, and they were determined to hold the lead. Once the third quarter was underway, the Cardinals lost their rhythm on offense and had trouble on the defensive side as well. Adamsville was able to put 15 points on the board, but gave up 25 as they tried to hold on to their lead. In the fourth, Ross Burcham and the Cardinals got their game back together. The Cards were able to outscore Tipton once again, and hung on to win the first game of the tournament.

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(AHS) Lane Burcham: 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast; Jack Majors: 2 Pts; Tucker Campbell: 16 Pts, 7 Reb; 3 Ast; Ross Burcham: 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Tyler Hammock: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast; Dakorea Dilworth: 12 Pts, 8 Ast; Tyler Luna: 6 Pts, 1 Ast

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In their second game of the tournament, the Cardi-

nals took on the host team, Dyersburg High School but could not come away with the win. The game got off to a fast start as both offenses were moving the ball and putting points on the board. Adamsville had a great quarter to start the game, but unfortunately they were outscored by Dyersburg 22-21. Being down in the second quarter did not worry the Cards. They stayed strong and stepped their defense up. Led once again by Ross Burcham, who posted 21 points, the Cards battled in the second quarter but were outscored by Dyersburg 16-12. The Cards went into halftime down 38-33 and were looking to make a come back. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they came out flat in the third quarter and Dyersburg was able to jump out to a big lead. Adamsville gave up 23 points in the third quarter while only scoring 11 of their own, falling further behind. Once the fourth quarter was underway, the Cardinals were set to make their comeback. Adamsville was able to put 22 points on the board in the fourth and were able to outscore Dyersburg. However, it was not enough. Dyersburg was able to hang on, and defeat the Cards 79-66. Over on the girls’ side, the Lady Cardinals were playing in Mississippi and were having many of the same results. The Lady Cards were able to come away with a win in their first game against Tishomingo 56-43, but were not able to win their second game as they fell to Alcorn Central 77-61.

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Ross Burcham goes up strong for the Cardinals. Burcham led his team with 41 points over the weekend.

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Recycling Ornament contest winners

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This was the McNairy County Litter Grant/Recycling ornament contest. The ornaments are on the two Christmas trees located in the courthouse. Top: McNairy Central High School – LRE class wins overall speciality winner for ornaments that were all decorated the same. Snookey Gronsinske receives $50 check. First Left: SMS Student winner Analyn Maxedon receives $25 Walmart card. Honorable mention Haley Moore receives $10 Walmart card. Teacher Kari Hughes. First Right: RES Student winner Kaylee Roberts receives a $25 Walmart card. Honorable mention Joey Clayton receives $10 Walmart card. Teacher Bridget Jones. Second Left: AES Student winner Connor Harwell receives $25 Walmart card. Honorable mention Shelby Sisk receives $10 Walmart card. Teachers Sherri Copeland and Regina Beckham. Second Right: MCHS Honorable mention Allison Dillon receives a $10 Walmart card. Teacher Jamie Warren Lancaster. Third Left: Bethel Elementary Second place overall school. Principal Terry Moore receives a $100 check. Overall teacher winner, Anita Graves receives a $50 check. Bethel Student winner is Katie Bright (Julie Gibbs, teacher) receives a $25 Walmart card. Third Right: MCHS Overall student winner is Dolyen Gardener receives a $25 Walmart card. Teacher Ashley Gibson. Fourth Right: SES Student winner Abby Locke receives $25 Walmart card. Principal Pam Killingsworth and Assistant Principal Sondra Kiser. Bottom Left: Michie Elementary won First place overall school winner. Principal Wayne Henry and Debra Steen receives a $200 check. First place student winner is Landon Smith, (Karla Burns, Landon’s teacher) received a $25 Walmart card. Bottom Right: Adamsville Jr/Sr High School Second place winner overall teacher Lisa Engle receives $25 check. Student winner Caitlin Blakely (Gerry Hamm teacher) receives $25 Walmart card. Student honorable mention Katie Leath (Lisa Engle teacher) receives $10 Walmart card.

MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY

APOSTOLIC

Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. New Jerusalem Faith Apostolic Church 27 Linley Circle, Selmer Bishop Ferdinand Gant Sr. Pastor Wanda Gant Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bible Class: Wed. night 7 p.m. Prayer: Wed. night 6 p.m.

BAPTIST Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro.Daniel Holt 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 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 7 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. Locke Road Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave., Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m. Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m.

SOUTHERN Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Stephen Davison, 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. Wednesday: 7 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: 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon Road, Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sunday 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: Wednesdays 12 Noon Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy 45 S., Eastview, Tenn. Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main St., 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. First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 143 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Alan McCall, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. 5 p.m & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. & p.m. Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Jonathan Wilbanks Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Church Service: 11 a.m.

Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Pastor: Bro. Don Singleton Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5:30 p.m. 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 School: 9 a.m. Worship Service: 10:15 Lorraine Baptist Church Melvin Qualls Rd., Michie,TN Trent Nethery, Jr., Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Trinity Baptist Church 7193 Michie-Pebble Hill Rd. Hwy 224 South Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: George Kyle Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

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

West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church St., Stantonville James Stophel, Pastor

CHURCH OF CHRIST Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy 22 S. Michie Shawn Weaver, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville 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 Shobeck Dethrow, 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 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy 142, Stantonville Randy Cook, Minister Matt Cook, 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 a.m. Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPECY Church of God of Prophecy Hwy 22 N. Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs Dan Morrow, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.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 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 Presbyterian 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.

First United Methodist Church 1122 West Cherry Ave., Selmer Sunday: New Generation Praise Service: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Nights: Supper 6 p.m. Bible Study & Breakouts: 7-7:45 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 Rd. - Michie Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wed. Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor Pebble Hill Methodist Church 2768 Chamber Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sulphur Springs United Methodist Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Road, 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 a.m.

LUTHERAN MISSOURI SYNOD Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 4203 Shiloh Road Corinth, MS Mike Dickson, Vicar Sunday School Adult: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Sunday School Children Adult: 10 a.m.

PENTECOSTAL Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church 46 Beauty Hill Road, Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening: (2nd & 4th) 5 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7:15 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 Sun. 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.

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Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor 610-1859 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.

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC

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

St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st Saturday: 9 a.m.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

OTHER/NON-DENOMINATIONAL A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believer’s 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 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.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 St., Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Int. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy S. Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Petra Family Worship Center 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville, TN Phone: 731-434-1002 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Sunday Night: 6 p.m. Thursday Night: 7 p.m. Pastors: Paul and Bonnie Young

FaithPointe Church 440 Hwy 64 East, Adamsville Mike Sweeney, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wedesday nights: 7 p.m. Phone: 731-727-1177 www.faithpointechurch.com Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Ctr., Selmer Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. For info. call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.

Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West, Ramer Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

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

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

Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Gary Anderson 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.

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503 - PUBLIC NOTICES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on December 9, 2004, by BILLY FRANK WALKER AND WIFE, CLARA SUE WALKER to American Title Company, Inc., Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for United Financial Mortgage Corp. and appearing of record in Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Book 372, Page 2834; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association, not in its individual capacity, but solely in its capacity as trustee for the Terwin Mortgage Trust, Series TMTS 2005-6HE and WHEREAS, U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association, not in its individual capacity, but solely in its capacity as trustee for the Terwin Mortgage Trust, Series TMTS 2005-6HE, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Priority Trustee Services of TN, LLC, as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the

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Mitchell; thence West, with Mitchell, 160 feet to the point of beginning, containing 21,120 square feet, more or less. Metes and bounds. Being the same property conveyed to Billy Frank Walker and Clara Sue Walker by deed from E.L. Locke and Tildon Locke, filed for record in Book 95, Page 104, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, dated 1/15/79. Property address known as 237 Falcon Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, McNairy County PROPERTY ADDRESS: 237 FALCON STREET, SELMER, TN 38375, CURRENT OWNER(S): Billy Frank Walker and Clara Sue Walker The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: McNairy County TN For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 671-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein refer-

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503 - PUBLIC NOTICES enced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-1-1433(c) (1). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The 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. Priority Trustee Services of TN, LLC 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 404-417-4040 File No.: 82895 Web Site: www.rcolegal.com TS#: 82895 FEI # 2013.00271 12/18/2013, 12/25/2013, 01/01/2014 15338 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 February 29, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 3, 2008, at Book 391, Page 1274 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Idalia Garrett and Stacy Garrett, conveying certain property therein described to Kathy Winstead as Trustee for JPMorgan

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the highest bidder FOR certified funds paid at the conclusion of the sale, or credit bid from a bank or other lending entity pre-approved by the successor trustee. The sale is free from all 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 at a stake in the West margin of a gravel road, said stake being located 650 feet North

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of the Northeast corner of the Roy Smith tract as found of record in Deed Book 97, Page 784, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence in a Northern direction with the Western margin of said road approximately 200 feet to a stake; thence in a Western direction approximately 200 feet to a stake; thence in a Southern direction approximately 200 feet to a stake; thence in an Eastern direction approximately 200 feet to the point of beginning.

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Tract Number 2: Beginning at an iron pin in the Western margin of Clay Hills Drive, same being the Northeast corner of the Oliver Dickey lot (now Shelton); thence North 00 degrees 37 minutes 24 seconds East with the Western margin of Clay Hills Drive, 64 feet to an iron pin, same being the Northeast corner of the tract herein conveyed; thence in a Western direction 200 feet to an iron pin, same being the Northwest corner of the tract herein conveyed; thence in a Southern direction to an iron pin, same being the Southwest corner of the tract herein conveyed, and the Northwest corner of the above mentioned Oliver Dickey lot (now Shelton); thence in an Eastern direction, with the North boundary line of the Oliver Dickey lot (now Shelton), approximately 200 feet to the point of beginning. Tract Number 3: Beginning at an iron stake in the Western margin of Clay Hills Drive, same being the Southeast corner of that certain tract conveyed to Harbin (now owned by Dickey), by deed as found of record in Deed Book Number 99, Page 162, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence in a Western direction, with Dickey’s South boundary line, 200 feet to a stake; thence in a Southern direction 150 feet to a stake, same being the Northwest corner of the Dunaway tract as found of record in Deed Book Number 101, Page 367, in the said Register’s Office; thence in an Eastern direction, with Dunaway’s North boundary line, 200 feet to an iron stake in the Western margin of Clay Hills Drive, same being the Northeast corner of the Dunaway tract and the Southeast corner of the tract herein conveyed; thence in a Northern direction, with the Western margin of Clay Hills Drive, 150 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 573 Clayhill Drive, Selmer, Tennessee 38375-5046 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: Idalia Garrett; Stacy Garrett 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. 700‑204430 DATED December 9, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee December 18, 2013 December 25, 2013

FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR. COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 15334 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 June 4, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 12, 2008, at Book 392, Page 2335 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Georgia Fay Barnes and George S. Barnes, conveying certain property therein described to Charles R. Pettigrew as Trustee for James B. Nutter & Company; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on February 10, 2014 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 certified funds paid at the conclusion of the sale, or credit bid from a bank or other lending entity pre-approved by the successor trustee. The sale is free from all 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: The following tract of land, lying and being in the 5th Civil District of McNairy County, State of Tennessee, and bounded as follows: Commencing at an iron stake approximately 25 feet West of the Northeast corner of the property described in deed of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in the Deed Book Number 53, Page 428, same being in the South margin of the Selmer-Ramer Road, runs thence in a Southernly direction 265 feet to an iron stake; thence in a Westernly direction 265 feet to an iron stake; thence in a Northernly direction 265 feet to an iron stake in the South margin of said Selmer-Ramer Road; thence in an Easternly direction, with the South margin of said Road, 265 feet to the point of beginning, containing approximately 1.5 acres, more or less. (Legal description taken from vesting Warranty Deed recorded in McNairy County, Tennessee on November 27, 1976 in Book 86 at Page 518.) ALSO KNOWN AS: 4975 Ramer Selmer Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 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: Georgia Fay Barnes; George S. Barnes; Estate of George S. Barnes; Unknown Heirs of George S. Barnes; Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

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The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1412‑239861 DATED 2013

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INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee December 18, 2013 December 25, 2013 January 1, 2014 FHA No. 482-3926250 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ rwatkins_131211_ 940 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR. COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 15333 31, 32, 33 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 29, 2008, executed by BRANDON M MAXEDON, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON JR, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded March 4, 2008, at Instrument Number 62112; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Side Entrance of the McNairy County Courthouse , located in Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: COMMENCING AT AN IRON POST AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF MULLENS, AS REFERENCED IN DEED BOOK 75 AT PAGE 719 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, SAID CORNER BEING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SMITH, AS REFERENCED IN DEED BOOK 147 AT PAGE 474477 IN SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE; THENCE RUN NORTH 11 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST 977.59 FEET ALONG THE COMMON LINE OF SMITH AND MULLENS TO A STEEL FENCE POST; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 11 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST 15.01 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE ROY SEAY ROAD (A PUBLIC ROAD BEING 50.00 FEET IN TOTAL WIDTH); THENCE RUN NORTH 56 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 149.05 FEET ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 56 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 180.00 FEET ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; THENCE LEAVING SAID

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ROAD, RUN SOUTH 33 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 484.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 56 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 180.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 33 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 484.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2.00 ACRES MORE OR LESS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BRANDON M. MAXEDON AND WIFE, TRISTA MAXEDON, BY DEED OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 207, PAGE 540, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY. TRISTA MAXEDON JOINS IN THE EXECUTION OF THIS INSTRUMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONVEYING ANY INTEREST SHE MAY HAVE IN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2265 ROY SEAY RD, SELMER, TN 38375. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): BRANDON M MAXEDON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., J. Gilbert Parrish, Jr., McNairy County, TN The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/propertylistings.php Tel: (877) 8130992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #64518: 2013-12-18 2013-12-25, 2014-01-01 15345 31, 32, 33

ee, dated February 28, 2013, of record in Trust Book 409, Page 60, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and S. Craig Kennedy, as Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee, will on Thursday, the 23rd day of January, 2014 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described, to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Said property is known as Map-33 Parcel-4.08 as to Tract #1 and Map-33 Parcel-4.10 as to Tract #2 located on McCormick Road. For a more complete description of said property see Trust Book 399, Page 372, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. And subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: None. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Substitute Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This, the 20th day of November, 2013. S. CRAIG KENNEDY, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE DEUSNER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS AT LAW 177 WEST COURT AVENUE SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 15353 32, 33, 34

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Deusner & Kennedy, P.A. 177 West Court Avenue Selmer, Tennessee 38375 STATE OF TENNESSEE ) COUNTY OF McNAIRY)

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Debt Modification Agreement heretofore executed by Randy Self, bearing date of March 12, 2012, secured by a Deed of Trust of record in Trust Book 399, Page 372, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which Deed of Trust conveyed certain property as therein described to the Trustee therein named to secure Wayne County Bank; and Whereas the undersigned was appointed and substituted as Trustee pursuant to an Appointment of Substitute Trust-

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 31, 1999, executed by DANNY JERNIGAN, NANCY JERNIGAN, conveying certain real property therein described as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded September 13, 1999, in Deed Book 284, Page 33; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to NATIONSCREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned,

503 - PUBLIC NOTICES Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Side Entrance of the McNairy County Courthouse , located in Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: TRACT #1: BEGINNING AT A STAKE IN THE NORTH LINE OF BOWERS, THE SEC OF LAMBERT RUNS THENCE IN A NORTHERNLY DIRECTION, WITH THE EAST LINE OF LAMBERT AND JERNIGAN, 769 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE IN AN EASTERNLY DIRECTION AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF BOWERS, 478 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE WEST LINE OF WESTBROOK; THENCE IN A SOUTHERNLY DIRECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF WESTBROOK 769 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE NORTH LINE OF BOWERS, THE SWC OF WESTBROOK; THENCE IN A WESTERNLY DIRECTION, WITH THE NORTH LINE OF BOWERS, 478 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 8-1/3 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. DONALD JERNIGAN AND WIFE, LILLIE JERNIGAN, OBTAINED TITLE TO THE FOREGOING REAL PROPERTY BY WARRANTY DEED OF H.L. WATSON AND WIFE, RUBY WATSON, DATED MAY 17, 1977 OF RECORD IN BOOK 88, PAGE 304, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE; AND THE GRANTOR HEREIN HAVING ACQUIRED THE FEE SIMPLE TITLE THERETO AS THE SURVIVING TENANT BY THE ENTIRETIES. TRACT #2: THE FOLLOWING TRACT OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE FIFTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LAND BOUGHT BY ROBERT RICHARDS FROM GEORGE KENDALL AND ON THE W.B. HUCKABA NORTH LINE, RUN THENCE EAST 44 POLES TO A STAKE, THENCE NORTH 74 POLES TO A STAKE AND THE SELMER AND FALCON ROAD, THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERN DIRECTION WITH MEANDERS OF SAID ROAD TO THE GEORGE KENDALL LINE OWNED BY W.P. SMITH, THENCE SOUTH 4 POLES TO THE BEGINNING. INCLUDING AND EXCLUDING A STRIP 6 RODS BY 38 RODS OFF THE JOHN KENDALL LAND CONTAINING 10 ACRES MORE OR LESS, RECORDED IN BOOK 50, PAGE 243 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND BOOK 62 AT PAGE 41-43. INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE TRACT OF LAND BUT EXCLUDED FROM SAID TRACT FOUR TRACTS SOLD OFF BY FOY SWEATT WHICH CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY 6 ACRES SOLD AT VARIOUS TIMES AND LEAVES ABOUT FOUR ACRES IN THE PRESENT TRANSACTION. THESE FOUR TRACTS OF LAND ARE RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MCNAIRY COUNTY AND ARE AS FOLLOWS: ONE ACRE SOLD BY FOY SWEATT TO DEWEY MCCULLAR ON AUGUST 13, 1957 RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 52 PAGE 262. ONE ACRE SOLD BY FOY SWEATT TO ELMER POAK FEBRUARY 4, 1963 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 59 PAGE 181 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MCNAIRY COUNTY. ONE ACRE, MORE OR LESS, SOLD BY FOY SWEAT TO BURTON LAWSON ON OCTOBER 7, 1961 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 57 PAGE 45 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MCNAIRY COUNTY. THREE ACRES MORE OR LESS SOLD BY FOY SWEATT TO JOE BARNES IN BOOK 56 PAGE 456 DATED JUNE 8,

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PAGE 8B v INDEPENDENT APPEAL 503 - PUBLIC NOTICES 1961 RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. LESS AND EXCEPT ANY EXISTING ROAD RIGHT OF WAYS. Parcel ID: 100-033.00 & 100-033.01 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 506 Falcon Road, Selmer, TN 38375. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal

503 - PUBLIC NOTICES description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): DANNY JERNIGAN, AARON L. LANDS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY NANCY JERNIGAN The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any

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recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Sub-

stitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of

Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/propertylistings.php Tel: (877) 8130992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #64795: 2014-01-01 2014-01-08, 2014-01-15 15355 33, 34, 35

JOHN L. WORLES: Driving on suspended licenseFined $250 + cost. Supervised probation. Defendant to not drive in TN for 6 months. JERRY LEE HUGHES: Driving on suspended license- Fined $50 + cost. Supervised probation. Credit for 6 days, Defendant to not drive in TN for 6 months. KEEVIN LLOYD: Schedule II drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss- Fined $750 + cost. Supervised probation defendant to forfeit guns to McNairy County Narcotics. DARRIN C. PLUNK: Driving on suspended license (2nd or subsequent)- Fined $100 + cost. Supervised probation. Defendant given credit for 48 hours. Defendant to not drive in TN for 6 months. JAMES BRITT: Simple possession/casual exchange- Fined $250 + cost, supervised probation, defendant given credit for 3 days. Defendant to attend teen challenge or other rehab program. ANDREW DUNCAN: DUI (first offense)- Fined $350 ordered to pay court cost ($709.73), 48 hour sentence, supervised probation, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation. SONNEY ELLIOTT: DUI (first offense)- Fined $350 ordered to pay court cost ($709.73), 48 hour sentence, supervised probation, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation. SONNEY ELLIOTT: Simple possession/casual exchange- Fined $250 ROBERT RUSSELL 3rd: Simple possession/casual exchange- Fined $500 + cost for TCA Code 39-14-418,

RODNEY CAMPBELL: Theft (up to $500)- Supervised probation. Restitution to remain open BRENT D. HART: Driving on revoked (2nd or subsequent)- Fined $50 + cost. Supervised probation VINCE E. DUKE: Domestic assault- Dismissed on payment of cost. Supervised probation. Dismissed on condition defendant to be on good behavior for 6 months. LARRY M. DEVORE: Possession of drug paraphernalia- Fined $150 + cost. Supervised probation. Drug/ Alcohol evaluation and 5 day sentence. JACKIE JOHNSON II: Driving on suspended license (2nd or subsequent)- Fined $250 + cost. Supervised probation. Defendant to not drive in TN for 6 months. KENNETH L. MERCER: DUI (first offense)- Fined $350 ordered to pay court cost ($709.73), 48 hour sentence, supervised probation, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation. JOSEPH G. BERRY: Simple possession/casual exchange- Fined $250 + cost, supervised probation, defendant to attend drug/alcohol evaluation DAMON DUDLEY: DUI (first offense)- Fined $350 ordered to pay court cost ($709.73), 48 hour sentence, supervised probation, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation.

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Fined $250 for TCA code 39-17-325, defendant on supervised probation, defendant to attend teen challenge or other drug counseling. ROBERT RUSSELL 3rd: Possession of drug paraphernalia- Fined $500 + cost for TCA Code 39-14-418, Fined $250 for TCA code 39-17-325, defendant on supervised probation, defendant to attend teen challenge or other drug counseling. CHRISTOPHER WARD: Disorderly conduct- Fined $50 + cost, supervised probation. ROSE ANN NIELSEN: Domestic assault- Fined $150 + cost, supervises probation. CHRISTINA HUGGINS: Driving on suspended license- Fined $50 + cost. Supervised probation. defendant to not drive in TN for 6 months. CHARLOTTE ROWLAND: Unlawful removal/alteration of registration tag- 30 day probation. CHARLOTTE ROWLAND: Failure to appear- Misdemeanor STACY K. MCCLIN: Theft of merchandise/shoplifting- Fined $150 + cost, supervised probation, defendant to not go to Walmart for 1 year, defendant to do 48 hours community service. MICHAEL L. CROUSE: Driving on suspended license- Dismissed on payment and cost, defendant has a valid license. DONALD NELSON: Leaving the scene of an accident (2nd offense)- Fined $100 + cost, supervised probation.

TDEC Announces $2.3 Million in Recycling Equipment and Hub Grants

 

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