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From Music Social City to Media Director “Hell’s Kitchen” THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014

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UT Med Grad Offers RX for Success By Clint Confehr

A successful surgeon, who studied at Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and Harvard University, has a four-pronged prescription for success. It sounds simple. Dr. Alvin Crawford explains it this way: “I have a MIID complex.” MIID stands for motivation, integrity, industry and desire. “If you follow those principles, you can go anywhere you want to go.” Dr. Crawford spoke of his success and challenges between trips from his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the Crawford Spine Center bears his name at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He was director of orthopedic surgery there for 29 years. He’s one of the nation’s foremost authorities on video assisted thoracoscopic surgery to straighten the backbone of patients suffering curvature of the spine. In 1964, Dr. Crawford was the first African American to enroll at and graduate from UT’s med school in Memphis.

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DA Funk Announces Investigative Division From Staff Reports

Dr. Alvin Crawford Courtesy Photo

Champion: A Pill-er in the Community

Nashville, TN — A new investigative division at the District Attorney’s office will focus solely on domestic violence cases, the state prosecutor announced recently. The new division created by District Attorney Glenn Funk is named Domestic Violence Prosecution Support. It’s to ensure greater support for victims, partnerships with police and the removal of handguns from persons convicted of domestic assault. “We know that tempers are high in domestic situations,” Funk said. “To ensure the safety of all parties, it is important to take weapons out of the environment.” Half of all crimes committed against people in Tennessee are domestic related. In 2013, 26 percent of all homicides in Nashville were related to domestic violence. Under state law, offenders convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and those subject to an order of protection are prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm. Tim Dickerson, a former chief criminal court officer and chief investigator for the Public Defender’s Office, was named by Funk to be the director of the Domestic Violence Prosecution Support Division. Dickerson will be responsible for case coordination and investigation, victim-witness support and will serve as a liaison between the DA’s office and other law enforcement agencies.

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Despite the overwhelming odds against independent pharmacies, Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store is a mainstay in Memphis, owing longevity to Dr. Charles A. Champion’s ingenuity, inventiveness, adaptability, and, most importantly, his willingness to serve the community.

By Wiley Henry Special to The Tennessee Tribune

MEMPHIS – After the doors to Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store swing open, the voice of Dr. Charles A. Champion is activated and

beckons customers into a nostalgic world that is replete with both medicinal drugs and herbal remedies. While herbs, tonics and vitamins are juxtaposed on shelves upfront, drugs requiring a prescription are

filled behind the counter. It is a fusion of two worlds – one, a portal to yesteryear, or rather a makeshift museum, where the photos of pioneers and other artifact s are displayed; and the other, where customers can tarry until their prescriptions are filled.

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Tribune Publisher Meets With DA Office NASHVILLE, TN — District Attorney Glenn Funk and representatives of his office met with Tennessee Tribune Publisher, Mrs. Rosetta Miller Perry recently to discuss working together on issues that are important to our community. The DA’s office enjoyed a luncheon with Mrs. Perry in which many of General Glenn Funk’s new hires had an opportunity to meet the publisher, introduce themselves and discuss their areas of focus. District Attorney Glenn Funk said, “The Tennessee Tribune is an esteemed publication in our city. Our office looks forward to developing a mutually beneficial working relationship with the newspaper. We all have tremendous respect for Rosetta Miller Perry and the

work she has done to make Nashville a more inclusive city for all residents.” Mrs. Perry said “I am very impressed with the new diversity of the DA Office and pray that

all Federal, State and Local officials in Nashville follow the same hiring pattern in our most impressive multicultural city.”

Front row l-r, , Dorinda Carter, Grace Guerra, Rosetta Miller Perry, Amy Hunter, Lody Limbird, Katy Miller and Byron Pugh; Back row l-r, Dan Hamm, Norris Tarkington, Glenn Funk, Derry Harper, Danielle Nellis and Chris Buford Courtesy Photo

Five-year-old Makalyn Lauderdale and her parents, Dennis and Trena, are guests this week on Take 10 on Tuesdays with The Tennessee Tribune. the Lauderdales discuss Makalyn’s cancer diagnosis and treatment with Tribune Editorial Director Sandra Long Weaver. Makalyn is undergoing treatment for the Wilms tumor, a rare cancer which affects about 6 percent of children but is disproportionately higher in African American children. The cancer, which affects the kidneys, has a 85 percent curability rate. Tune into www.tntribune.com to learn more.

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Crawford Continued from page 1A He wants young people to know they have potential and opportunities to overcome obstacles and succeed. However, it depends on mentoring — people sharing with others. He has 54 fellows internationally. They consult with him, report success, and just talk. “I am fortunate that I can block out things, many things, not just racial things,” he said, reflecting on racism he faced as the only African American student at UT’s med school. “I felt it was their problem, not mine. I knew my goal was to get my degree and move on.” Dr. Crawford said his family home, church and neighborhood provided a

respite after days on a campus where he was unwanted. He was born at home in Memphis to Robert and Irma Crawford with a midwife, family and neighbors present. “A doctor subsequently came out to examine, and ‘sign papers,’” he said. “I am not from a privileged family.” His mother was a nurse. His father was a railroad porter when the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters helped push for Civil Rights. Robert Crawford was a cheerleader for his children and the movement. He was away from home a great deal, but he was with his children when back in the community established by freed slaves. “When teachers there identified a kid who had potential, they made every ef-

fort” to nurture and educate that student, Dr. Crawford said. He scored high on the Stanford-Binet intelligence test. “After 6th grade, my life was pretty-well directed toward an academic pursuit.” His brother had a TSU football scholarship that paid Alvin Crawford’s tuition. Alvin graduated Cum Laude with degrees in chemistry and music in 1960 when the NAACP complained there were no black med students at UT. Crawford was studying at Meharry Medical College and compared tuition and living costs. UT cost less. He could live at home. UT’s medical college said it had no qualified black applicants, but Crawford was. “I was not allowed to transfer,” Dr. Crawford said. “UT made it perfectly clear that, in their opinion, Meharry was

not a qualified medical collage. So, after studying at Meharry that fall, he started over with no academic credit transfer. However, he continued, “Academics had not been a problem for me. It’s a God-given thing. It’s not something I’ve had control over.” Dr. Crawford is religious. When he was 18-19 years old, he applied for a Methodist scholarship as a member of the then Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, denied the scholarship. “I was not eligible,” he explained. “I didn’t know there was a distinction.” At TSU and Meharry, Crawford had friends, played in a band and enjoyed a

Crawford Achievements Success for Dr. Alvin Crawford (TSU 1960) is reflected in many awards and accomplishments. The retired surgeon and former US Navy Medical Corps captain is a life member of the NAACP who has three grandchildren, Mia, Elle and Uma. He and wife, Alva Jean, have two children, Alvin and Carole. His professional achievements include: • The Laurel Wreath Award from Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity in 2013, its highest award for member achievement in service; • The Great Living Cincinnati Award from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce in 2014 for his medical and civic contributions; •  The Distinguished Achievement Award from the highest award from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America in 2014; and, • The Lifetime Achievement Award in September from the Scoliosis Research Society, the premiere organization on spinal deformities.

Dr. Doug Wilson and Dr. Alvin Crawford became friends while studying at UT’s College of Medicine and they remain so. Courtesy Photo

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Boyd Receives 2014 Gary Young Award

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) has named Rich Boyd, former executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, the recipient of its 2014 Gary Young Award. The award recognizes Boyd’s exemplary leadership, innovative thinking, and extraordinary contribution to public support for the arts at the state, regional and national levels. The award was presented on November 15 during NASAA’s annual conference, Assembly 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Boyd served as executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission in a career that spanned 28 years of service (19842012), including 15 years as assistant director. Under his leadership, the Arts Commission became a national leader among state arts agencies in terms of public funding, arts education, advocacy, cultural heritage, strategic planning, support for individual artists and innovative services to constituents. “The Tennessee Arts Commission board and staff were honored to nominate Rich for this award. It is well-deserved and we are very proud of him,” said Anne B. Pope, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. Boyd’s leadership resulted in the rebirth of a statewide arts advocacy organization and the formation of a state legislative arts caucus, considered a national model. He expanded the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Education Program, resulting in $2 million in two Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination grants from the U.S. Department of Education for the Value Plus Schools and Arts 360° programs. Tennessee was the only state arts agency to have been awarded consecutive federal funding under this program. “Tennessee is so fortunate to have benefited from the leadership of Rich. He led the state in recognizing the wealth of artistry we enjoy here and we are all the better

for it today,” said Tennessee Arts Commission chair, Patsy Camp of Jackson. Boyd designated increased funding for the development of a distinguished Folklife Program to preserve and promote Tennessee’s cultural heritage. He led the Tennessee Arts Commission’s participation in the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece Initiative that identified the Fisk University Jubilee Singers as a state and national treasure. In the words of one colleague, Boyd “put the arts in Tennessee on the map.” “NASAA applauds Rich’s receipt of the Gary Young Award, which is our field’s highest honor for executive leadership and represents a ‘standing ovation’ from the entire nation,” said NASAA Interim Chief Executive Officer Kelly Barsdate. “We salute his many program innovations, his savvy policy leadership, his championship of the arts and the passion he brings to public service.” The Gary Young Award was established by the New England Foundation for the Arts to honor the memory of a man who made numerous contributions to the state arts council movement in the United States, and to provide recognition to those who carry on his tradition of leadership in this field. The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation’s state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Founded in 1968, NASAA represents their individual and collective interests, empowers their work through knowledge and advances the arts as an essential public benefit. To learn more about NASAA and state arts agencies, visit www.nasaa-arts. org. To learn more about the Tennessee Arts Commission, visit www.tn.gov/arts

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Nashville Chamber Announces Promotions

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Chief Economic Development Officer Courtney Ross today announced the following promotions and new hires:

Judith Hill

Judith Hill has been promoted from director, existing business to vice president of business retention and expansion. In her new role, Hill will oversee all economic development activities involving existing business retention and expansion in the 10-county Nashville region. These responsibilities include support for CEOlevel leadership of existing businesses and assistance for companies interested in expanding in the Nashville area. Alex Hughes has been promoted from manager, talent retention to vice president of talent attraction and retention. A graduate of Belmont University, Hughes leads the expanded effort to ensure that the region’s workforce meets the needs of Middle Tennessee’s expanding economy. Hughes will provide support to existing businesses, relocating companies, HR professionals, young professionals, universities, and local organizations as well as workforce development initiatives supported by the Chamber. Additionally, she will lead strategic planning for regional talent development, provide

sorship recruitment. Winn also worked on the Red, White and Food campaign, which established a coalition of more than 30,000 Tennesseans to support the sale of wine in grocery stores across Tennessee. In her role, Winn is responsible for assisting individuals seeking career opportunities or greater involvement within the Nashville region. Key initiatives under her direction will be YP Nashville, the InternNashville program and NashvilleJobsLink, a Web-based talent recruitment tool.

Alex Hughes

Katie Sharp

workforce support for relocating and expanding companies, create programs for human resource leaders and young professionals and provide leadership for the Chamber’s WorkIT Nashville program.

Chamber’s economic development team as an economic diversity project coordinator. Her role includes managing and maintaining all data for the economic development team, the development of marketing materials and coordination of requests for information. Sharp will also be responsible for the management of all inbound and outbound marketing events held by the Chamber economic development team and for coordinating with visiting prospects. Previously, Sharp served as a research coordinator with the Chamber’s Research Center. Sharp is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. “I’m extremely pleased to have such talented team members joining the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and serving in new roles,” said Ross. “As Nashville continues to succeed in attracting new jobs and investment, it is important to have a highly skilled team of experienced professionals to provide value to our members and I strongly believe we have the right people in place to move Nashville’s economy forward.” For more information, visit www. nashvillechamber.com.

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Stephanie Winn joins the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as manager of talent attraction and retention. A Middle Tennessee native and graduate of Belmont University, Winn previously served as event coordinator for the southern region of the T.J. Martell Foundation, where she was responsible for the execution of fundraising events and spon-

Lori Odom joins the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as director of international business, promoting stronger trade ties between Middle Tennessee-based companies and key global markets. Prior to joining the Chamber, Odom was vice president for economic development at North Star Destination Strategies, a Nashville-based consulting firm for communities seeking to establish or strengthen their brand in tourism and economic development. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, she also previously served as director of global project management for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for 9 years Katie Sharp joins the Nashville Area

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2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition 4x4 By Tribune Staff

At first glimpse he 2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition 4×4 looked real big to us with its huge interior and enormous grill and, it is a big vehicle. However, after checking around, we found that it’s not the biggest member of the big truck club and actually fits sort of in the middle of the big trucks, size-wise. The 1794 Edition is a direct competitor to a couple of bigger trucks including the Ford King Ranch and Chevy High Country. We were impressed by the spectacular leather interior and living room amount of leg space in the cab. They certainly did not short the back seat passengers either; it has a ton of room also. Tundra has a huge center console and cup holders throughout. It has a centermounted shifter between the heated and cooled luxurious seats that features rich stitching. All of the instruments and controls are well within reach of the driver, and we found them simple and easy to use. Toyota’s terrific Entune system is operated from a high resolution color monitor that controls everything, and includes a suite of apps that give you real-time info on everything from fuel prices and weather, to stock prices and sports scores. It has navigation and Bluetooth, along with a great JBL sound system. This top-of the-line Tundra is super loaded. The few options it has that are not standard are rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, running boards, a bedliner, and 20” chrome wheels. Those items combined cost $1,400. Tundra comes rigged for towing 10,000 pounds, and has a heavy-duty trailer hitch, wiring harness, and trailer sway control. A couple of cool features we loved are the power sliding rear window, which drops down completely out of sight, with the push of a button. It has exceptional floor mats too. They are heavy-duty plastic with a removable center in case you have muddy feet. Toyota has added upgrades to the safety

features on the Tundra 1794 Edition including stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, trailer sway control, and more are all standard, as are passive safety features like eight standard airbags, pre-tensioning seat belts, side-impact door beams, and more.

Under the hood, you have the 5.7-liter V8 with a 6-speed automatic which puts out 381-horses. Acceleration is extremely strong at all speeds. We found the ride quality of the 1794 to be extremely good for a large truck but you do feel pavement seams and surface bumps. The Tundra handles well for a pickup driving around town, and has a good ride on the highway. This year, a new TRD Pro Series version of the Tundra upgrades the suspension, exhaust, wheels and tires–along with some of the styling bits. By the way, we found where the 1794 came from. The JLC Ranch was founded on 4,000 acres in the San Antonio area in 1794. Toyota bought the land from them in 2003, and in 2006 opened their assembly plant that today builds Tundra and Tacoma. Hence, the 1794 Edition Tundra. MSRP: Base price $47,320 Fuel Economy: 13 city/17 highway/15 Weight: 5560 Pounds Fuel Tank Capacity: 26 gallons Engine: standard (std),cc: 5663, Liters: 5.7, number of cylinders: 8, configuration: V, valve gear type: double overhead cam (DOHC), Transmission: standard (std), automatic, Number of speeds: 6, mode select (auto only)Width x Length: 79” x 145.7”


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Blackonomics: We Need a President of Black America By James Clingman NNPA Columnist

Spain’s. That should translate to a significant amount of economic and political After the “Tuesday Evepower. But without a leadning Massacre” of the Eler to marshal this capital, ephants over the Donkeys, we’re treated like a subculin January 2009, I wrote an tural afterthought…” article that warned about Johnson continued, our being complacent and “Of course, the President resting on the mere fact of Black America is just that we had elected a Black a symbolic label, not an president.  I suggested that JAMES elected position.  But it CLINGMAN we should get busy right needn’t be. After all, who away doing the commen- procity line. They did not elected Frederick Dougsurate work it would surely acknowledge us by putting lass, Booker T. Washingtake for us to get something forth specific legislation to ton, and King to be the more for our votes than benefit Black voters. They personification of Black just a good feeling about did not show their appre- America in their respective “making history.”  Obvi- ciation by spending more eras? He or she would carously, we failed in that re- with our media during their ry a big stick, and that big gard, and now we are cry- 2012 campaign. No, they stick would be the marshaling about the massacre that needed our votes, which ing of the Black electorate took place on November 4. we gave so generously in and Black purchasing powAs far back as 2006, I prior years, but they re- er…the Black American have warned against our fused to reciprocate in any economy sustains numercomplacency and settling meaningful way. Now the ous businesses and prodfor an emotional victory donkeys are blaming us ucts across the nation; no rather than a substantive for their defeat, saying “too dollarleaves a community victory.  Now, we have few” of us voted. faster than the Black dollar. very little, if anything, to Is it really our fault?  This is unfortunate, but it is show for our record turn- Are we the reason many also leverage.” out of 2008 and 2012. And of us are crying about the Interestingly enough, a that’s  because we failed group formed in 2007 deresults of the last electo act appropriately on the vised a plan for a President tion?  Are we, the Black morning after those elecelectorate, and the politi- of Black America, which tions. we called the “POBA.”  cal talking-heads whom My article, “When Unfortunately, Black folks we follow, the reasons we Elephants and Donkeys decided to take another nap will likely spend the next Fight,” was based on an when it looked like Barack two years in political purAfrican proverb: “When Obama would be elected gatory?  Maybe so, but the elephants fight, the grass as the POTUS, and our real question is: If we got suffers.”  November 4 was plan was shelved.  In light nothing during the first two a graphic illustration of that of Johnson’s article and reality for us, the grassroots. years of the Obama admin- our previous attempt, now And for the next two years istration, when the donkeys is the time to revive the the elephants and donkeys controlled both chamber, POBA idea. will continue to fight and what would make any of This is a call for one we will continue to suffer.  us believe we will get any- million conscious Black Why?  Because we have no thing during the next two voters to join the POBA clout with either party, we years?  Maybe this is the movement.  These voters/ have no say-so about what slap upside our heads that consumers will use our lewill make us change the verage to positively impact happens to us. Black voters have been way we play politics. political outcomes and the Here is a solution.  The- Black economy, locally lulled to sleep by patronizing gestures and platitudes odore Johnson III wrote an and nationally.  If you want from politicians who only article in the Atlantic mag- to be “One in a Million,” want and know they will azine titled, “Black Amer- contact me at jclingman@ always receive our votes.  ica Needs its own Presi- blackonomics.com. They also know that we dent” (September 5, 2014) Jim Clingman, foundwill not leverage our votes in which he stated, “The er of the Greater Cincinagainst them nor make call for a President of Black nati African American demands on them in ex- America may, at first blush, Chamber of Commerce, change for our votes. They sound odd…But Black is the nation’s most proknow all we want to do is America is about 45 mil- lific writer on economic vote, and then we will go lion people strong and has empowerment for Black home and await the next buying power of just over people. He is an adjunct a trillion dollars… an econ- professor at the University election. When the donkeys omy roughly equivalent to of Cincinnati and can be won, they did not move Portugal’s and a population reached through his Web us to the front of the reci- that is about the same as site, Blackonomics.com

When I was seven years old my best friend was RJ. His dad and mine were friends that worked on cars together, dragged raced them once a month and talked trash about the war a lot. Dad was Air Force and RJ’s dad was an Army veteran who had actually been wounded in battle. RJ and I did everything together back then; shooting marbles, swinging on the Tarzan vine down in the woods; played cowboys and Indians; but the highlight of our relationship was riding our bicycles all over the neighborhood. RJ was two years older than me. I followed him on my bike far beyond the bounds that both our parents approved of. I went with RJ to places that I never would have gone on my own. Since RJ was a bit older, I followed him without any trepidation. But one day all of that changed when he came to my door to tell me to meet him one house down from us-a family that was much like mine. They had four boys all relatively in the same age group as my older brothers. We were like family from house to house in the neighborhood that I was raised in. The closer the proximity, the closer the bond. When I was released by my mother after chores, I went where RJ directed me, one house down from my own. I knocked on the open door, did not get an answer but I could hear music playing. I proceeded in, as was our custom back in the 50’s, while calling out to our neighbor. What I

RODNEY BEARD found upon entry was the second oldest son coming down the hallway (which I had started down) with absolutely no clothes on. I could see RJ standing behind in the same manner and state of undress. Instinctively, because my brothers did not behave that way ever, I turned to leave and Jack Jr. grabbed my arm and dragged me into the bedroom then proceeded to pull down my short pants and underwear. I don’t why I fought so hard and resisted so violently but I did get away. Even though Jack Jr. could not rape me, I was still molested, get it? I was seven years old being accosted by a pedophile. I didn’t know anything about sex or violence but somehow I knew that wasn’t right. I lived in a home full of love, nurture, respect, kindness and above all, a family that was about God. But here I was being attacked by a pervert and I shouldn’t have even known what that was. I was completely terrified and shouldn’t have known emotions like that. I was shamed and violated so much so, that I couldn’t tell anyone, ever, until I was an adult in therapy. I never even brought it up with RJ again because that relationship became tenuous at best. It was

never one that I trusted (along with anyone else). At seven years old, this incident opened my eyes from then on. I came to realize that the guy next door was a pedophile. When I saw RJ going into his house, it became the one house that my parents and brothers told me and my sister to never go into for any reason. Child abusers were everywhere back then. In my Junior and Senior High schools, the teachers, band directors, coaches, principals, down-lows, music teachers, even ministers and other authority figures were abusing kids that I knew of beginning in the eighth grade. Sound familiar? We gossiped about it, some blamed the children for being “just fast girls” who were asking for it but most of these kids had no family foundation and were prey for predators. We wouldn’t talk about it. We had to protect our professionals in the sixties from scandal and innuendo. We couldn’t be honest, make them accountable, or judge them because we had to keep them on the pedestals we put them on. So we didn’t do anything, which is what we are doing right now, nothing to protect our kids and women. I got away but not RJ. Running from that scene I remember Jack Jr. closing the door with RJ standing there trapped. I know we don’t want to talk about this. But we have to and do it right now. So, I just told my story, tell me yours. Let’s start talking about it. Enough is enough. Tell me what you think.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor; Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins. As we prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on October 15 and ends on December 7, Medicare wants everyone to know that quality continues to improve both in Medicare Advantage and in the Part D Prescription Drug Program. Each year, plan costs and coverage can change. During open enrollment, seniors and people with disabilities across the country have the opportunity to reviewtheir current Medicare coverage and see if they want to make any changes for the next year. It’s important for people with Medicare to take the time to makesure their current situation still meets their health care needs best. To help people choose a plan, Medicare calculates plan “star ratings” for Medicare health and prescription drug plans. Each plan gets a number of stars on ascale of 1 to 5—with 5 being the best— based on quality and performance. These ratings are designed to help people with Medicare, their families, andcaregivers compare plans, in addition to information on their premiums and benefits. This year, people with Medicare who choose to enroll in a Medicare health or prescription drug plan will have access to more high-rated, four- and five-starplans than ever before. Approximately 60 percent of Medicare Advantage enrollees are in a Medicare Advantage Plan earning

four or more stars in 2015,compared to an estimated 17 percent back in 2009. Likewise, about 53 percent of Part D enrollees are currently enrolled in stand-alone prescription drug planswith four or more stars for 2015, compared to just 16 percent in 2009. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, enrollment in Medicare Advantage will increase to 42 percent to an alltime high of over 16 million and Medicare Advantage premiums will have decreased by 6 percent. For people with Medicare, this is good news in how they receive care. Plans that are higher rated deliver a high-level of care, such as improving thecoordination of care, managing diabetes or other chronic conditions more efficiently, screening for and preventing illnesses, making sure people get much-needed prescription drugs, or getting appointments and care quickly. A high rating also means these plans give better customer service, with fewer complaints or long waits for care. If you have Medicare and need assistance, you can visit Medicare.gov, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or contact your State Health InsuranceAssistance Program (SHIP). You should have received the 2015 “Medicare & You” Handbook and important notices from your current plan, Medicare, or Social Security about changes to your coverage. If you’re satisfied with your current coverage, there’s nothing you need to do. Better quality in Medicare health and prescription drug plans isn’t the only good news for people with Medicare. For most seniors who have Original Medicare, the

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Thanks Living Dinner Offered With Charity, Dignity By Clint Confehr

NASHVILLE, TN — The third annual upscale “Thanks Living” Dinner is offered through the ministry at The Grove to continue a religious tradition of serving others as a way of life. Formally known as Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1415 Horton Ave., the congregation and religious leaders are making a Thursday, Nov. 27, dinner available at no charge to anyone who arrives at the church. Dinner time is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rides to the Edgehill area church will be available at no charge by calling (615) 856-7162, or (615) 881- ninety six, sixty six. “We are sharing with gratitude for what God has done,” the Rev. John R. Faison, Sr., senior pastor at The Grove, said. “It’s a community meal to provide charity with dignity.” While admiring on-going public service elsewhere, Rev. Faison noted cafeteria lines are economical. For Thanks Living, Watson Grove congregants will dress up as the wait staff wearing bow ties, a maître d’, chefs and lady of the house. Faison will wear a tuxedo. His wife, Alethia, will wear an evening gown. Meals will be brought to guest tables. “It’s to create an ambiance of respect like a five star restaurant,” Faison said. “It’s open to anybody. It’s not to separate those without much from those with a lot. We try to provide an upscale atmosphere to show that we care. “It tends to make people stay.” Thanks Living is one of many reasons why The Grove grew from a membership of 320-330 in March 2012 to just over 1,200 members today. Faison succeeds the late Pastor Curtis Goodwin Sr., a “well-beloved man with a strong legacy in the congregation in the city,” Faison said. Rev. Goodwin was called from labor to reward Aug. 19, 2011. There was “quite a difference” between the two ministers. Goodwin stood 6-foot 3-inches tall, and “I’m 5-foot 6-inches,” Faison said. Godwin was 62. Faison was 33 when he started at The Grove. “You can imagine the cultural differences,” Faison said. As a “millennial,” however, he reached out across the generations and pointed to gains from pending change. Time was taken. Loss was acknowledged, the congregation continues and grows. “You don’t have to tear down someone’s legacy to build your own,” the pastor said. Goodwin’s widow, Bernice, “is still a vibrant, active and cherished member. She’s almost adopted my wife as her daughter and my daughter as her granddaughter.” Faison and his wife, Alethia, also a minister, have three children: John Ryan, Jr., Ajah Jeanette, and Jaden Reshard. Preaching the Gospel and ministering to others has been a part of Faison’s life since childhood. He spoke at

Thanks Living supper was at Carter Lawrence Elementary School last year. Nov. 27, it’s at Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1415 Horton Ave. There’s no charge. Rides are available by calling (615) 856-7162 or (615) 881- 9696. Courtesy Photo

The Rev. John R. Faison, Sr., and his wife, Alethia, who’s also a minister, appear in formal attire for the Thanks Living dinners. Courtesy Photo

The Rev. John R. Faison, Sr., senior pastor at The Grove, invites everyone to a Thanks Living supper 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Courtesy Photo

the pulpit as a teen. However, “Being a pastor was not something I thought would be in my life,” he said. After college, Faison joined the Army. “My personal goal was to be a general,” he said. “The call to do full time ministry was stronger. It was a knowing in my soul that I should do something else.” When was he called? “Perhaps it was the opportunity to pastor while in Iraq. On military bases in war zones, we have chapels for soldiers and, after a few months in Iraq, I had the opportunity to be the preacher, or the pastor of that meeting,” Faison said. Attendance grew from about 150 to about 600.

Church was in Al Faw Palace, built by Saddam Hussein for his Republican Guard in Baghdad. “If you can pastor there, you can do it anywhere,” Faison said. “It was the most fulfilling time that I had, up until that time. There was something about being a vessel in that environment. “Our best work is not done in the sanctuary. It’s done in the community.” That community includes Thanks Living Dinners at Carter Lawrence Elementary School last year and in 2012 at Tabernacle of Glory Family Life Center. For more about The Grove: go to www.watsongrovembc.org; call the church at (615) 298-4145, or; call for a ride to the Thanks Living supper.

Fisk Christmas Concert Being Held December 2

Fisk University Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00pm, showcasing Music Students and Faculty with special guest Marilyn E.Thornton. Hear the Fisk Jazz Ensemble, University Choir, Chamber Choir and the recipients of the National Medal of Arts, the Fisk Jublee singers . Shown above are the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Fisk University Choir

The Fisk Jazz Ensemble

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Continued from page 6A 2015 Part B premium will stay unchanged for a second consecutive year at $104.90. This means more of seniors’ retirement income and any increase in Social Security benefits will stay in their pockets. The Part B deductible will stay the same as well. Medicare is working hard to make sure

this good news continues so that seniors and people with disabilities will continue to get the health care coverage they deserve. Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Washington, D.C.

Special Guest Marilyn E. Thronton


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet Named National Blue Ribbon School

NASHVILLE, TN — Nationally ranked and recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School is one of just five schools in Tennessee to be named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education this fall. This is the fourth time in six years that a Metro school has earned this great honor. MLK was selected as an “Exemplary High Performing School” for its students’ high academic achievements in the 201314 school year, including a 96% success rate and 100% graduation rate. “Our students are held to the highest of standards,” said MLK principal Dr. Angela Carr, “and this award is a welldeserved recognition of the hard work our teachers, students and parents give each and every day. They have earned this honor, and we will wear it proudly at MLK. This is something we have al-

Dr. Angela Carr

ways known, and we are excited to have it made official.” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement during a live Internet broadcast. “These great schools are fulfilling the

promise of American education—that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” Secretary Duncan said. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student.” The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools in one of two categories: · Exemplary High Performing Schools are among the highest performing schools in the state as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels.

· Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among the highest performing schools in the state in closing achievement gaps between subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates for each subgroup are at high levels. The criteria for selection were even tougher this year, with a stronger focus put on subgroup performance and graduation rates. “MLK is one of the best schools in the country – period,” said Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register. “Dr. Carr and the faculty at MLK are to be commended for helping students reach their full potential every day. With the coming renovation and expansion at MLK, we expect it to continue bringing out the very best in Nashville students for years to come.”

Churchwell’s Corner

Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School is Nashville’s first museum magnet school. The vision at Robert Churchwell is for students to become joyful independent learners that develop into productive and contributing citizens. The article below is written by actual students.

Museum Night Held By Raven Mallory

Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School held its first museum night of the year on September 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Each grade had a theme, and they decorated their hallways tying the theme into their classwork. The fourth grade theme was “State of Change.” The first part of the project was taking a trip to the Jefferson Street underpass. We learned about how Jefferson Street changed, and we talked about how it used to be. Once we got back to school, we began researching leaders in Nashville and across the world that we wanted to include on our own bridge that we would create for Museum Night. Next, we measured the hallways to recreate the interstate and the street. We wanted it to look realistic. We used what we had learned about area and perimeter to make sure that we were measuring correctly. We used our final measurements to lay down a road in the hallway. Then, we began our research. We researched leaders that we wanted to include on our own recreation of the underpass. We took this information and

l-r, Dominque D. Davis and Whitley C. Campbell

Campbell Crowned Homecoming Queen NASHVILLE, TN — Whitley C. Campbell was crowned Homecoming Queen on October 17, 2014 at Maplewood Academy High School Homecoming Celebration. The Mighty Panther defeated Strafford High, 22:7 GO MIGHTY PANTHERS!!!! Whitley is the daughter of Gloria Whitley and Thomas Campbell, the granddaughter of Rosie Green, and the late Will C. Green of Covington, TN and the late Lawrence and Gloria Muex Campbell of Brownsville, TN. Whitley was escorted by Dominique D. Davis, son of Kevin and Princess Baker of Nashville, TN. She is President of Black Achievers-Maplewood Council and the Vice President of her senior class, member of the Maplewood March-

ing Band, Lead Vocalist of the Black Cat Band, member of the yearbook staff and an honor student. She writes poetry, and is a singer-songwriter. She also has several published writings in the school magazine and The Literary Magazine created by teachers and students. Whitley is a member of First Baptist Church Capitol Hill, where she serves in the youth department and the choir. She has appeared as an extra in the Miley Cyrus movie, Hannah Montana: The Movie, and has auditioned for the TV show The Voice. Whitley volunteers throughout the Nashville community and she plans to attend college majoring in Music Education/Performance with a minor in Political Science/Law. YOU GO CC!!!

Raven Mallory

created biographies. Finally, we recreated the columns on the underpass. We placed our biographies on the columns to make it look like what we had seen on our expedition. On museum night, parents came and saw our projects. Ms. Glenn, a fourth grade teacher, said, “The Churchwell students worked very hard to make museum night a success. It was a masterpiece, and all of the families enjoyed it!”


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‘MTSU on the Record’ Visits ‘Tiny Circus’

Dr. Debra Rose

Dr. Dianna Rust

Top-Notch MTSU Scholars Join Collegiate Honor Society Erin Anfinson

Marc Barr

MURFREESBORO, TN — An opportunity for MTSU students to learn the art of stop-motion animation is the topic on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program. Host Gina Logue’s interview with professors Erin Anfinson and Marc Barr will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www. wmot.org). Anfinson, an associate professor in the Department of Art, and Barr, a professor in the Department of Electronic Media Communication, will facilitate the 2015 Visiting Artists Seminar at MTSU Feb. 23-27, 2015. The spring semester course is an intensive, interdisciplinary weeklong pass/ fail course conducted under the auspices of the University Honors College. It is open to students of all majors who have a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. For the course, MTSU partners with Tiny Circus, “a community-based organization that uses the medium of stopmotion animation to create and tell stories,” according to www.tinycircus.org. “They let the students collaborate together developing the story and develop-

ing the images,” Barr said. By week’s end, the students will have created a short film by painstakingly shooting one frame at a time, moving the props gradually in setting up for each individual shot. “It’s a really great introduction for anybody who’s interested in collaborative work, collaborative creative work or in learning the stop-motion animation process,” Anfinson said. The Visiting Artists Seminar has been offered 11 times at MTSU and has encompassed a variety of topics, including songwriting, filmmaking, poetry writing and performance art. To learn more about the course, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett at 615-898-2287 or claudia.barnett@mtsu.edu. To view a film created by MTSU students with Tiny Circus during the April 2012 seminar, go to http://tinyurl.com/ kbz59yq. To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://www.mtsunews.com/ontherecord/.  For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615898-2800.

NASHVILLE, TN — Belmont University made a big impact in last night’s NEXT Awards, which recognizes innovation in business and entrepreneurship in Middle Tennessee. The competition, which rewards both individuals and companies and is built around the concept of “what’s NEXT in the entrepreneurial landscape of Nashville and Middle Tennessee,” is run by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Three Belmont students—Tim Downey (Picd.us), Ben McIntyre (Internpreneur) and Channing Moreland (What’s Hubbin’)—were named in September as the top finalists in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year field with Downey taking home last night’s trophy. Downey’s business, Picd.us, was started with co-founder and fellow Belmont student Geoffrey Gross in July 2014 around the idea to incentivize a company’s customers to post brand-related content to their social media accounts. This in-turn will broaden the company’s digital market reach. Downey and Gross have been busy with launching their website, starting the patent process, working on web design and product mockups as well as pitching their ideas to potential investors. Downey said, “To have this award from Nashville is an incredible form of validation that my work is really making an impact… Belmont assisted me in my success through the incredible entrepreneurship professors. The time and attention that every Belmont entrepreneurship professor has shown me is unreal. This award is going to benefit my future just by continuing to push what I expect from myself. I honestly did not think I was going to get it, because the work Ben McIntyre and Channing Moreland have done is absolutely incredible, and I look up to both of them so much. Junior Moreland was nominated for her work with fellow Belmont students

Makenzie Stokel and Seth Clarke to expand the success of their startup What’s Hubbin,’ a company founded to help Nashvillians navigate through the local music scene. The trio also were the winners of the 2014 Belmont Student Business Plan Competition hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship. Launched last year, What’s Hubbin’ has more than 3,000 users in the Nashville area including students, area residents and tourists. Users can view a calendar of shows at various stages and explore short profiles of all the local venues and local artists, tailoring their user profile to their own musical preferences. Entrepreneurship major Ben McIntyre, who was also chosen to compete in the National Entrepreneurship Organization’s (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Award competition, was named a finalist for his business, Internpreneur, a company which partners with employers to create “high-impact internship programs where businesses get real projects done and students get the experience and hands on learning they need to move into full-time employment after graduation.” The young entrepreneurs were scored by a panel of judges who graded candidates on their entrepreneurial spirit, their product/service and their company’s ability to create jobs and add value for stakeholders. Companies and organizations, meanwhile, were judged across five industry categories: digital media/entertainment, health care, social enterprise/sustainability, technology and products/services. Corporate eligibility was measured by each stage of growth regardless of industry with the categories titled Startup, Growth and Market Mover. Belmont University won the Market Mover field in the social enterprise/sustainability category. To learn more, visit www.nextawardsnashville.com

Belmont University’s Downey Wins NEXT Awards

MURFREESBORO — More than 40 of MTSU’s most brilliant scholars joined the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society. Phi Kappa Phi held its fall 2014 initiation ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Student Union ballroom. The organization has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. To be eligible, juniors must have completed at least 72 credit hours and rank scholastically in the top 7.5 percent of their class. Seniors and graduate students must rank in the top 10 percent of their class. The main speaker at the fall 2014 initiation ceremony was Dr. Debra Rose Wilson, a Phi Kappa Phi member since 2002 and recipient of the Tennessee Nurses Association’s 2013 Excellence in Nursing Education Award. Wilson, who is an associate professor of nursing at Tennessee State University, has expertise in public health, obstetrics, epidemiology, breast-feeding trends, wellness, disease prevention and nursing education. She earned her bachelor’s degree and her nursing degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada, her master’s from TSU and her doctorate from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, she is conducting research in a liaison with the University of the Western Cape in the Republic of South Africa and the Univer-

sity of Botswana. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership in the organization. Its motto is “Philosophia Krateito Photon,” which is “Let the love of learning rule humanity” in Greek. The fall 2014 faculty initiate was Dr. Dianna Rust, an associate professor of university studies at MTSU and chair of the Quality Enhancement Plan Committee. This panel is charged with recommending a topic for the QEP and developing it with an eye toward improving student outcomes. The QEP is required for MTSU to reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The association will conduct its on-site review of MTSU in spring 2016. According to www.phikappaphi.org, the honor society was created in 1897 at the University of Maine with a mission “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” To learn more about joining MTSU’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter, go to its Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/pkpmtsu. For more information, contact Gina Logue, MTSU chapter secretary, in the MTSU Office of News and Media Relations at 615-898-5081 or gina.logue@ mtsu.edu


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UT Health Science Center to Graduate 105 MEMPHIS, TN — On Friday, Dec. 12, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate 105 health care professionals. The commencement ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Memphis Cook Convention Center. UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, will preside over the ceremony and give the charge to the graduates. UT System Executive Vice President David E. Millhorn will confer the degrees. To watch the events live, please use the following link, which works best in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers: http://www. uthsc.edu/graduation/index.php The 105 graduates are from five of the six UT Health Science Center colleges, 2 from the College of Dentistry, 21 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 24 from the College of Health Professions, 4 from the College of Medicine, 54 from the College of Nursing This winter’s graduating class includes 22 African-Americans, 4 Latino-Americans, and 29 graduates who came from out of state to study at UTHSC. In addition, this graduating class comprises 86 women and 19 men. There’s an unusual excitement to the December graduation for Irma O. Jordan, DNP. Affiliated with UT for 18 years in both clinical and academic roles, Dr. Jordan has spent the past four years as an assistant professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the UTHSC College of Nursing. As a triple UTHSC grad, Dr. Jordan is no stranger to commencements. She earned her BSN in 1997, with the last class to graduate before the UTHSC RN to BSN program was suspended. She went on to earn both her MSN (1998) and DNP (2010) at UTHSC. Now, at December graduation, Dr. Jordan will present her daughter, Lisa Dawson, with her UTHSC BSN diploma. Dawson is among the first group of nursing students to graduate from the BSN program since UTHSC reactivated its nursing baccalaureate in fall 2012. “With my role as a faculty member in

Irma Jordan, DNP (left), assistant professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing, will have the pleasure of presenting her daughter, Lisa Dawson (right), with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the Dec. 12 UTHSC commencement ceremony. The two enjoyed a short break in front of a mural at Methodist South Hospital, where Lisa is completing her clinical training.

the College of Nursing, I was concerned about Lisa being a student in the BSN program,” Dr. Jordan said. “I was concerned it would present challenges she would not have to deal with in another program. When Lisa and I discussed this, she told me, ‘If I’m going to do this, I want to attend the best nursing program available.’ I couldn’t argue with that.” Over the 17-month, accelerated BSN program, Dawson, a single mother with twin boys, 7, and a daughter, 5, has described her life as overwhelming at times

and always challenging. Much of the time she’s had to operate despite chronic sleep deprivation, a common condition among nursing students. But Dawson is quick to credit each UTHSC faculty member she has studied and trained under in the BSN-CNL (Clinical Nurse Leader) program. “They have provided me not only with the knowledge to achieve my goal of being a nurse, but they are also great mentors,” Dawson said. “Faculty are approachable and available to the students,

and it is evident they want us to succeed.” “I have had the pleasure of hearing Lisa’s stories of faculty engagement with students as they learned and experienced nursing,” Dr. Jordan said. “There are some faculty members who had Lisa in class and didn’t even know she was my daughter. They treated her just like every other BSN student – wonderfully. I am proud to be associated with these colleagues.” What Lisa has found most profound is the impact nurses have on the lives of their patients. “Nursing is not about the stuff we can do. It’s about caring for the person.” The emotion in Dr. Jordan’s voice is evident when she states, “Lisa will be a great nurse!” Dr. Jordan also has a son who is a 2006 UT, Knoxville, graduate. He works in industrial sales for an international company and lives in Knoxville with his wife, a 2011 UTK graduate. As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of  postgraduate and  selected baccalaureate  training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or health professions students -- in addition to medical residents and fellows -- at its major  sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 57,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www. uthsc.edu

Infectious Disease Expert Kaufman to Speak About Ebola at UT Health Science Center MEMPHIS, TN — Internationally known infectious disease control expert Sean Kaufman, who trained and managed the Emory University staff responsible for treating the first clinical cases of Ebola in the United States, will give a presentation about Ebola on Friday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room A103 of the General Education Building at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Kaufman, founding partner of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions in Woodstock, Georgia, will talk about “Ebola and Beyond: a Discussion Ranging From U.S. Hospitals to the Frontlines of West Africa.” He was invited to UTHSC to present a three-day training series at the BSL-3 Regional Biocontainment Labora-

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tory on campus about containment strategies for clinical treatment of Ebola. Kaufman has a unique perspective on

the worldwide efforts to combat Ebola, having worked with organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, and traveled to Liberia to train aid workers there. The General Education Building is located at 8 South Dunlap. We welcome any coverage of this event. As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care,

and public service. Offering a broad range of  postgraduate and  selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or health professions students -- in addition to medical residents and fellows -- at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 57,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.

TN Rep. Cohen Statement on Obama’s Move to Fix Nation’s Broken Immigration System

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09)

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions to alleviate several dysfunctional aspects of the United States’ immigration system: “As the leader of the least productive Congress in recent history, Speaker Boehner has obstructed, deflected responsibility, and outright refused to allow the House of Representatives to vote on the bipartisan comprehensive immigration and border security bill that passed the Senate a year-and-a-half ago. As one of the bill’s 200 cosponsors, I have repeatedly called upon the Speaker to give the bill a fair hearing to no avail.” “Our nation’s immigration system remains broken as a result of the Speaker’s politically-motivated delays. Immigration is one of America’s most pressing challenges. We can’t afford to wait any longer to fix it. In light of the Majority leadership’s abdication of its duty, I fully support the President’s commonsense, legally-sound move that follows

well-established precedents to address our nation’s immigration problems as best he can. I once again urge Speaker Boehner to let Congress work its will, allow for a vote which would surely pass with wide bipartisan support, and finally fix our broken immigration system.”

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Blind Employee Makes History at Goodwill By A.J. Dugger III

NASHVILLE, TN — Phillip “Terrell” Jones, who recently became the first blind person to work in Goodwill’s Nashville Call Center, was among the 11 honorees recognized by Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee on Nov. 21. A total of 11 employees and Career Solutions clients, three employer partners and a community partner were honored at The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel at a free luncheon. on Nov. 21. Jones, 29, was born in Nashville but grew up nearby in Whitehouse. Blind from birth, this is the first job that Jones has held in his life. Each day he answers the phone calls in the same cheerful, upbeat manner. “Thank you for calling Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee. My name is Terrell. How can I help you?” Jones graduated from high school in 2004. He interned at The Tennessee School For The Blind. In 2009, he wanted to break into the music business as a drummer. “Playing drums didn’t pan out,” he said. “With the encouragement of my parents, I tried out Goodwill.” Jones went through a grueling six-week training course before successfully landing the job and making Goodwill history. “In training, we went through customer service skills and how to say different phrases on the phone,” he said. “Instead of saying ‘OK,’ we use the word ‘All right.’” Jones can type as fast as anyone else and has a professional tone of voice that rivals his colleagues. Jones uses a special software called Nonvisual Desktop Access to help him as he talks to callers. The software scrolls through over 900 pages of data that is read aloud to him through the ear-piece on his headset. “It reads the different web pages to me and lets me know what I’m dialing and informs me of the different web sites,” Jones ex-

Terrell Jones was among the 11 honorees recognized by Goodwill Industries of Middle TN.

plained. Jones says that relying on his other senses makes it easier to get around and live life without vision. Jones has been a full-time employee with Goodwill’s Nashville headquarters for three months. “It does feel good to be an inspiration for others. I feel that hopefully I will bring more people to the call center that are visually impaired and totally blind as well.”

There are 29 Goodwill Centers across 48 counties. At the end of October, the company served nearly 25,000 people and had provided over 7,700 people with jobs. The company sells donated goods to give employment opportunities to struggling people. The luncheon event will begin at 11 A.M. with lunch, and the ceremony will follow at 11:45.

Three Biggest Obstacles to Secure Funding Access to funding can mean the difference between success and failure for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Spotcap, the fastest online credit platform, has identified the three biggest obstacles to securing funding and how to conquer them. 1. High search costs Starting with the search for suitable financial institutions through to the submission of extensive credit applications, looking for credit can be time-consuming and tedious. Business owners spend approximately 25 working hours on the search for credit according to a recent survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. As a consequence, the true cost of securing a loan always includes the time an entrepreneur loses trying to find it. 2. Slow evaluation processes With businesses continuously moving faster, entrepreneurs need quicker and more flexible access to funding. This is essential when setting up a business. Lengthy delays caused by endless paperwork can quickly result in missed opportunities and the loss of competitive advantages. The decision process for a traditional bank loan often takes up to several weeks. In line with this, most small busi-

ness owners declare access to capital as their top growth concern. 3. Restricted access to finance Small business owners in particular often struggle to secure any kind of funding. Current research from the Harvard Business School (HBS) shows that small business lending continues to fall, while large business lending rises. While loans for big businesses have increased since the financial crisis, loans for small businesses have actually dropped about 20 percent. In consequence, a substantial group of business owners is already discouraged from even applying for loans in the first place. Online credit platforms cut down time and effort Online platforms have fundamentally changed the application process for loans. Crowdfunding, angel investors, and small business loans enable entrepreneurship at an early stage. Online business lending platforms such as Spotcap accelerate the application and decision-making process to grant access to much-needed financing within hours. According to the HBS, the banking industry appears increasingly less focused on small businesses. Traditional lenders are not interested in small loan

Beware of Misleading Solicitation NASHVILLE, TN — Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning Tennessee corporations about a potentially misleading solicitation sent from an organization called the “Tennessee Council for Corporations.” The council, which is not affiliated in any way with the Secretary of State’s office, states in its solicitation that it will prepare annual “corporate consent records” for a corporation for a $125 fee. Corporate consent records are internal corporate documents that a corporation may choose to prepare, but are not required to be filed with the Secretary of State’s office. However, the solicitation is similar in appearance to the notice that the Secretary of State’s office distributes to businesses informing them of their obligation to file annual reports. Because this solicitation appears similar to an official government notice, it has the potential to mislead Tennessee corporations. Similar misleading correspondence has been sent out by the organizations “Corporate Records Service” and “Annual Business Services,” neither of which are affiliated with governmental entities. Secretary Hargett said: “I encourage Tennessee businesses to be cautious

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when providing private and confidential information, including credit card information, because there are several organizations sending these misleading letters.” Businesses can call the Secretary of State’s Business Services Division at (615) 741-2286 to help determine the source of correspondence they may receive. The Secretary of State’s website also has a user-friendly online annual report filing system for businesses, which can be accessed at https://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/AnnualReportInstr.aspx

amounts as they are not profitable for them given their opaque processes; even if they do engage, application costs are high and decision processes slow and cumbersome. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, Spotcap can meet the needs of small businesses more efficiently than traditional lenders. About Spotcap: Spotcap enables small business owners to grow their business by providing fast and flexible financing. The company assesses the real-time performance of businesses to

grant short term credit lines. Spotcap was launched in Madrid in September 2014 and is led by Toby Triebel and Jens Woloszczak in Berlin. The team - currently consisting of 35 credit and online experts - plans to expand its service both geographically and across products. Spotcap is backed by Rocket Internet – the world’s leading global internet platform outside of the US and China. Read more about Spotcap online at www.spotcap.com

To Lead or Not to LEED? By Thomas Sheffield

Leaders get to choose. If you consider yourself a leader in your industry, I recommend that you choose wisely. I strongly suggest that you choose to be sustainable. There are many ways a company can choose to be sustainable. All the choices should be outlined and thought out in a sustainability plan for the company. The main thing to remember is we are trying to bring value to your company. One of the choices for many companies is to have their buildings LEED certified. What is LEED certification? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) developed a rating system to help building owners and designers to be environmentally responsible. The rating system is recognized around the world as the premier mark of achievement in green building. The rating system is a point value system based upon the potential environmental impacts. Each rating system groups different requirements that address the special needs of building strategies and practices. The LEED system has encouraged innovation in building practices. The LEED rating system can apply to all proj-

THOMAS SHEFFIELD ect types. The project type then earns points that add up to different certification levels. There are four levels of certification. They range from being certified, silver, gold and the highest of LEED Platinum. Many federal and state agencies require or reward LEED certification. Arizona, California and Rhode Island require state funded buildings to meet certain LEED standards. The state of Tennessee does not currently reward LEED certification. However, that does not mean there are no financial benefits to obtaining LEED certification in our state. Let’s look at what LEED certification can mean for your business. LEED certification means you are serious about cutting costs. It also lets everyone know that you are willing to be a better steward of the earth’s natural resources. LEED certification signifies that you are concerned about

conserving energy or reducing water consumption for the building. It also shows that you are concerned about your employees because you are willing to take steps to ensure your indoor air quality is high. LEED certification shows that you are interested in making better building material choices and disposal choices. Unfortunately, many business owners do not think they can afford modifications in their buildings. I do have good news!!! There are low interest rate loans and tax credits available for retro fitting buildings through the 2009 stimulus package. There is a lot of money still available for upgrades and energy efficiency financing. The funding is only for commercial building retrofits. It is required to show you are saving energy. Upgrades to lighting or the mechanical system are approved for financing. As stated earlier, leaders get to choose. The first step is you must choose to lead. If you would like to learn more about funding and benefits of having your building updated to become LEED certified, please feel free to contact me thomsustainableconsulting@gmail.com. Or you can follow me on Twitter @tcsheff.


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Dr. Charles A. Champion at work in his pharmacy.

Champion Continued from page 1A Longtime customers and others familiar with Dr. Champion ’s reputation look to him to fill their prescription or remedy simple ailments with an herbal mix that don’t require a doctor’s prescription. Got a cough or cold, try the Cod Liver Oil Liquid Emulsion; for skin and hair care, try the Corn Huskers Hand Lotion or the Pine Tar Shampoo. “If you come in and have high blood pressure, and buy high blood pressure herbal medicine, I’m going to give you a brochure,” said Dr. Champion. “If you come in with high cholesterol or diabetes – whatever you come in with – I try to have a brochure to accompany the medicine so you can get a better understanding of what is going on.” Some medical doctors in Memphis who may find themselves baffled by a patient’s ailment, he added, “say go and see Dr. Champion and see what he has to say.” This is an honor that extends his reach in the community. Dr. Champion is a first-rate pharmacist with a thorough understanding of pharmacy. However, after 33 years in business – a total of nearly 60 years in pharmacy altogether – changes in the pharmaceutical industry have become increasingly evident. Insurance, low cost prescriptions and convenience often drive customers to the chain pharmacies. But Dr. Champion is not be deterred, owing longevity to his ingenuity, inventiveness, adaptability, and, most importantly, his willingness to serve the community. Service is the hallmark that keeps Champion’s Pharmacy flourishing, even though economic downturns and the rising tide of chain pharmacies have swept independent pharmacies like Dr. Champion’s to the wayside and, in some cases, out of business. Walgreens, for example, is the largest drug retailing chain in all 50 states. It has 17,935 pharmacists working in 7,694 stores. CVS Corp. follows with 7,288 pharmacies and 15,064 pharmacists; Walmart Stores Inc., with 4,242 pharmacies and 10,273 pharmacists; Rite Aid Corp., with 4,531 pharmacies and 8,769

pharmacists; and Kroger, with 1,876 pharmacies and 4,508 pharmacists. The top five chain pharmacies, ranked this year by the number of pharmacists by the National Pharmacy Market Summary, could be the death knell of fledgling independent pharmacies. Still, there are other chains encroaching on the independents. But Dr. Champion is making headway in spite of stiff competition. In the state of Tennessee, there are 418 chain pharmacies, 555 independent pharmacies, 222 supermarket pharmacies, and 244 mass merchant pharmacies, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. “When I started in pharmacy in 1955...there were 154 independent, community-type drug stores,” said Dr. Champion, making note of his research. “There were two Walgreens...two Rexall’s...and six Pantaze Drug Stores that were owned by Mr. (Abe) Plough, who owned the Plough company.” In 2014, Dr. Champion continued, “We have on record 128 chain drug stores (in the U.S.). We have in the city now four, or possibly five, independent community drug stores and about 14 hospital pharmacies. That is a complete turnaround of the number of private stores verses chain stores.” The independents include the minuscule number of African-American pharmacies here and across the country, said Dr. Champion, pointing to the only other African-American pharmacy in Memphis besides his own, Taylor Brown Apothecary. “Through all of this I’ve been able to survive,” the 84-year-old pharmacist said. “I feel that the reason for our survival is that we have been able to embrace the past, sustain the present, and always set goals for our future.” The tools of survival... Despite the overwhelming odds against independent pharmacies and their unwillingness to yield to the conglomerates, Dr. Champion is not planning on yielding one iota. In fact, he is deeply rooted in Memphis and Shelby County, and his reputation for providing good service is stellar, widespread. “Serving people has been one of the survival

tools of my business,” he said. “I’ve taught my employees and my family members...when serving a person, get their attention. Don’t do all the talking. Look them in their eyes.” Although Dr. Champion is African-American, he is not pigeonholed. His customers come from various communities, some faraway – Chinese, Hispanic, White, and Indian, for example – to see the pharmacist who bills himself as “the herbal pharmacist” and “the Pill-er in the community.” Dr. Champion didn’t get to where he is today overnight. After graduating from Xavier University College of Pharmacy in New Orleans in 1955, he spent two years in Germany in the United States Army as a pharmacist. Afterward, he worked 12 years at the former John Gaston Hospital as a pharmacist and 12 additional years as a pharmacist at a chain drug store. “I was the first AfricanAmerican pharmacist to ever work in a hospital system in Memphis,” said Dr. Champion, noting as well his stint as the first African -American pharmacist at a drug chain, also in Memphis. Those honors are a few of several that were heaped upon Dr. Champion, whose claim to fame initially began after launching Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store in 1981 at 1925 Third Street. Ten years later the pharmacy would move to its current location at 2369 Elvis Presley Blvd. The focus and centerpiece of the business has always been on the application of pharmacognosy (the study of herbal medicine) and compounding medicine, said Dr. Champion, which he’d studied extensively in pharmacy school. The study of pharmacognosy and pharmaceuticals didn’t end after Dr. Champion graduated pharmacy school. “I have all kinds of books on compounding, on herbal medicine, on pharmacy,” he said. “I read all the journals that come across my desk. I know what’s in them. I know what’s going on in the field of pharmacy today.” Dr. Champion also has an extensive library at home, and reads the books and medical journals when he needs to research something. “So if something

social life. UT’s Memphis campus was a microcosm of the city in 1961 when black-white relationships were rare. At UT, Crawford had a white friend who wanted to join a fraternity that frowned on members with black friends. “Everybody has their needs,” Crawford said of that man’s choice. Another student, Doug Wilson, and Crawford became friends, LocalMemphis.com reports. Now doctors, Wilson and Crawford reunited at UT’s Health and Sciences Center recently. Wilson said Crawford was brave in the face of racism. Wilson was, too, Crawford said. Just as the N-word was aimed at blacks, their white friends were called N-lovers. “It was common knowledge that I wasn’t wanted there,” Dr. Crawford recalls. “The acrimony has … long since passed.” Crawford focused on goals, not harassment. “For some, it’s a bigger factor. It’s a distraction.” Later, he thought about being at the crossroads of history. While at UT, Crawford joined the Navy. Both institutions had him at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. during the Cuban Missile

Crisis. Elective surgery was curtailed because blood transfusions would be needed if war broke out. “I had a great time there,” Crawford said of that senior medical student program. “Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) was a patient there.” Kefauver was Adlai Stevenson’s vice presidential candidate campaigning against the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket. The Navy was “absolutely” a more professional place to work for a young, black doctor, Crawford said. “I was part of Zumwalt’s Navy.” As chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt reformed Navy personnel policies to ease racial tensions and improve enlisted life. Dr. Crawford began his residency at Boston Naval Hospital in Chelsea and completed it at Harvard University, by which time he was married and living in an apartment complex housing a preponderance of medical professionals. “The interaction of peer groups is different in Boston than it was in Tennessee,” Dr. Crawford recalls. But Boston included Councilwoman Louise Day Hicks who opposed busing for desegregation. She narrowly lost a

DA Office Continued from page 1A “Due to the nature and complexity of domestic abuse cases, many victims are reluctant to come to court and testify against their abusers,” Assistant District Attorney Katy Miller said.

She leads the DA’s Family Protection Unit. “Investigators who are exclusively assigned to the domestic abuse prosecution team will help ensure these cases are handled in a manner that

campaign for mayor. Her coded slogan: “You know where I stand.” After Boston, Dr. Crawford and his young family moved to Cincinnati in December 1977. He graduated from UT’s College of Medicine in 1964. Dr. Crawford said that by 2011, somebody counted up nearly 27,400 patients who received his attention in one way or another. “I don’t do 80 cases a year any more,” he said. Nor is he performing surgery. “I would never put a kid at risk. There comes a time… I am slowing down.” Now, technically retired, Dr. Crawford has traveled the world for pleasure, medical and business reasons. He has an office across the street from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The Crawford Spine Center is there. “Having that on this side of the turf means that somebody felt you had pretty much done a good job,” he said. “Those are the important things.” His few years at UT are not forgotten, but he said, “The social issues didn’t bother me… There was a time when it was difficult to achieve things, but it worked and this is still the best country to do things.” Young people should know that, he said.

considers the safety of the victim and holds the abuser accountable,” Miller said. In September, Funk increased staffing in the DA’s office to eight lawyers who focus their attention on domestic violence prosecution.

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TENNESSEE TRIBUNE! Keep up with the news in your community! We offer both print and online subscription rates to help keep you informed. For more information please call the Tribune office 615-321-3268 or email to Sales1501@aol.com comes to mind when I need to look for something, I can do it right at home,” he said. Continuing the legacy... Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store is a family business owned by Dr. Champion and his wife Carolyn Bailey Champion, who were married May 18, 1958. The couple has three daughters: Dr. Carol “Cookie” Champion and Dr. Charita Champion Brookins are pharmacists. Chandra Diane ChampionWalker, who died in March, was a certified pharmacist technician. Dr. Champion also has a grandson, Charles Edwin Champion, who is a chemist working in Nashville testing drugs in a lab. “I

also have a granddaughter who is a financial advisor,” he said. “She has a degree from Christian Brothers University and she’s part of the business.” Longevity has kept Dr. Champion at the forefront in pharmacy. In retrospect, he’s made his mark in the community and beyond, doing what he does best – serving his customers. His knack for service started when he was 15 years old, assisting his grandmother who worked for a Jewish family in Greenfield, Tenn., his hometown. “It was my duty, with my little black bowtie on, to go out and announce to the Jewish host that dinner is served,” he recalls.

Now Dr. Champion is serving people a prescription for wellness. The legacy is assured, he said, even as age slows his stride and renders him powerless to operate Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store. “Champion Pharmacy will live on,” he said. “ I hope I’ve been able to part some information and some skills so they (family) can carry this business on.” For more information about Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store, contact Dr. Charles A. Champion at (901) 948-6622 or email him at drchamp@bellsouth. net. The website address is www.theherbalman.com


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Ground-Breaking Held for MDHA Garage

l-r, Gary Everton, Jim Harbison, Ralph Mosley, Mayor Karl Dean, Walker Mathews, and Jimmy Granbery shovel dirt during a ceremonial groundbreaking for a 900-space parking garage. Photos by Metro Photographic Services and EOA Architects

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Mayor Dean discusses Nashville’s need for downtown parking at the groundbreaking ceremony for MDHA’s garage.

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Rendering of Loden Vision Centers in Goodlettsville

Loden Vision Center Has Begun Construction GOODLETTSVILLE, TN — Ground was broken at the City of Goodlettsville’s front door today for a new Loden Vision Centers corporate headquarters and medical facility that will bring new services to the area. Flanked by city officials and others, Dr. James C. Loden and Dr. Terrence Doherty turned the earth for the first of two buildings Crain Construction, Inc. is building for Loden Vision Centers at 520 Rivergate Parkway in Goodlettsville. When completed Fall of 2015, the two-story, 44,000-square-foot structure will house Loden Enterprises and the Loden Vision Centers headquarters featuring an ophthalmology clinic, a LASIK suite and other services, all with state-of-the-art equipment. The building will also feature a twostory lobby and covered

drop-off area at the main entrance for patient convenience. “Our mission is to provide the most advanced technology and best possible care to our patients,” said Dr. Loden, founder/president of Loden Vision Centers and a second generation ophthalmologist. “This new campus will enable us to achieve our mission and also create a corporate home for 115 employees. We’re also proud to put the Loden Vision brand on the gateway to Goodlettsville.” Loden Vision currently has five locations in Nashville, Green Hills, Goodlettsville, Gallatin and Paris, Tenn. During the next several years, Loden Vision Centers expects to add approximately 45 new positions. “The decision of Dr. Loden and his team to build their new ‘world class’ vision center and

administrative offices in Goodlettsville is phenomenal,” said Goodlettsville City Manager Tim Ellis. “As in any community top quality health services is key to the quality of life and with the construction of this new facility that bar has definitely been raised in Goodlettsville.” Crain Construction is the general contractor and construction company for the project designed by STG Design. “We’re honored to build the first corporate headquarters for this company that has delivered high-quality vision care for more than 45 years,” said Michael Rankin, president of Crain Construction. Construction on the second building for the campus will begin about six months after the first building is completed.

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Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes? By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) — Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests. “While these findings are preliminary, our study suggests that limiting caffeine intake may be useful for those postmenopausal women who have bothersome hot flashes and night sweats,” said researcher Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the Women’s Health Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But caffeine -- a stimulant found in coffee and colas -- appears to have a different effect on women beginning the transition into menopause (known as perimenopause). In their case, caffeine might boost their mood, memory and concentration, the survey suggested. The findings, published online July 23 in the journal Menopause, stem from a Mayo Clinic poll of more than 1,800 menopausal women conducted between 2005 and 2011. Symptoms were compared between caffeine users and nonusers.

“Menopause symptoms can be challenging, but there are many management strategies to try,” Faubion said. One way to gain some control over bothersome symp-

toms is to be careful about what one eats, she added. That means generally forgoing spicy food and hot beverages, as well as caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, she said in a Mayo news release. Given that about 85 percent of Americans drink caffeine in some form on a daily basis, Faubion and her colleagues tried to ascertain to what degree the stimulant might affect the severity of hot flashes and night sweats. Prior research on the question has offered mixed results. But responses to the current survey suggested that caffeine intake does appear to aggravate and worsen such symptoms, they found. Avoiding caffeine, maintaining a healthy weight, staying active and adopting meditative techniques can help, Faubion said. She also advocated dressing in removable layers, and sleeping with moisture-control bedding as additional means to limit the discomfort menopausal symptoms can sometimes bring about. A woman generally reaches menopause -- the time when her periods stop -- after age 45.

Skin Care Tips For Your Local Forecast This Winter WebMD Feature By Kathleen Doheny

Winter, with its cold air and drying heat, can be tough on your skin. And no matter where you live, there are certain basic skin-care things you need to do: Moisturize often. Take shorter, warm (not hot) showers and baths. Keep the humidity level up indoors. “In the Southeast, we can experience extreme shifts in temperature on a daily basis,” dermatologist Andrea Cambio,

MD, says. ”It is not uncommon for it to go from the 50s to the 90s in the same day. Added to the equation are very strong ultraviolet rays from the sun.” In addition to the typical winter skin care advice -- shorter, warm showers, use of a gentle fragrance-free cleanser, and use of moisturizer -- she stresses sun protection year round. Sunscreen, protective clothing, and hats are a must. Her advice is especially important for visitors who may be so thrilled to be warm that they forget about sun protection.

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Medicare’s ‘Extra Help’ Program Aids Those With Limited Income For RXs

Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each generic drug and $6.60 for each brand-name drug. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible for Extra Help, but aren’t currently enrolled to take advantage of these savings. A recent law changed how your income and assets are counted: • Life insurance policies don’t count as resources • Any help you get from relatives, friends, and others to pay for household expenses—like food, mortgage, rent, heating fuel or gas, electricity, water, and property taxes—doesn’t count as income Many People Qualify and Don’t Know It Even if you were previously turned down for Extra Help due to income or resource levels, you should reapply. If you qualify, you’ll get help paying for Medicare prescription

drug coverage premiums, copayments, and deductibles. To qualify, you must make less than $17,505 a year (or $23,595 for married couples). Even if your annual income is higher, you still may be able to get some extra

help. Your resources must also be limited to $13,440 (or $26,860 for married couples). Resources include bank accounts, stocks, and bonds, but not your house or car. There’s No Cost or Obligation to Apply It’s easy and free to apply for “Extra Help.” You or a family member, trusted counselor, or caregiver can apply online at socialsecurity.gov/i1020 or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-3250778. All the information you give is confidential. You can also get help in your community from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), and many tribal organizations. For information about how to contact these organizations, visit Eldercare.gov. To learn more about Medicare prescription drug coverage, visit Medicare.gov, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-4862048. This information prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Understanding the Basics of Graves’ Disease

What Is Graves’ Disease? First described by Sir Robert Graves in the early 19th century, Graves’ disease is one of the most common of all thyroid problems. It is also the leading cause of hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excessive hormones. Once the disorder has been correctly diagnosed, it is quite easy to treat. In some cases, Graves’ disease goes into remission or disappears completely after several months or years. Left untreated, however, it can lead to serious complications -- even death.  Although the symptoms can cause discomfort, Graves’ disease generally has no long-term adverse health consequences if the patient receives prompt and proper medical care. What Causes Graves’ Disease? Hormones secreted by the thyroid gland control metabolism, or the speed at which the body converts food into energy. Metabolism is directly linked to the amount of hormones that circulate in the bloodstream. If, for some reason, the thyroid gland secretes an overabundance of these hormones, the body’s metabolism goes into high gear, producing the pounding heart, sweating, trembling, and weight loss typically experienced by hyperthyroid people. Normally, the thyroid gets its production orders through another chemical called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), released by the pituitary gland in the brain. But in Graves’ disease, a malfunction in the body’s immune system re-

leases abnormal antibodies that mimic TSH. Spurred by these false signals to produce, the thyroid’s hormone factories work overtime and exceed their normal quota. Exactly why the immune system begins to produce these aberrant antibodies is unclear. Heredity and other characteristics seem to play a role in determining susceptibility. Studies show, for example, that if one identical twin contracts Graves’ disease, there is a 20% likelihood that the other twin will get it, too. Also, women are more likely than men to develop the disease. And smokers who develop Graves’ disease are more prone to eye problems than nonsmokers with the disease. No single gene causes Graves’ disease. It is thought to be triggered by both genetics and environmental factors, such as stress. Eye trouble -- usually in the form of inflamed and swollen eye muscles and tissues that can cause the eyeballs to protrude from their sockets -- is a distinguishing complication of Graves’ disease. However, only a small percentage of all Graves’ patients will experience this condition, known as exophthalmos. Even among those who do, the severity of their bout with Graves’ has no bearing on the seriousness of the eye problem or how far the eyeballs protrude. In fact, it isn’t clear whether such eye complications stem from Graves’ disease itself or from a totally separate, yet closely linked, disorder. If you have developed exophthalmos, your eyes may ache and feel dry and irritated. Protruding eyeballs are prone to excessive tearing and redness, partly because the eyelids can no longer shelter them effectively from injury. In severe cases of exophthalmos, which are rare, swollen eye muscles can put tremendous pressure on the optic nerve, possibly leading to partial blindness. Eye muscles weakened by long periods of inflammation can lose their ability to control movement, resulting in double vision. Rarely, people develop a skin condition known as pretibial myxedema. It is a lumpy reddish thickening of the skin on the shins. It is usually painless and is not serious. Like exophthalmos this condition does not necessarily begin with the onset of Graves’ nor does it correlate with the severity of the disease.


SPORTS THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014

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NHL

Senators Snap Preds’ Win Streak BY RON WYNN SMITH, ROBERTS LEAD THEIR LEAGUES AGAINST COMMISSIONERS

The Predators encountered some tough going Thursday night against the Ottawa Senators. The Senators used three second period goals to get a 3-2 victory at Bridgestone Arena

By Ron Wynn

The Nashville Predators saw their three game win streak snapped Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena by the Ottawa Senators, who rode a three-goal second period to a 3-2 victory. Nashville suffered only its fifth regulation loss this season (11-5-2) and backup goalie Carter Hutton took a second straight defeat, though this time he was more upset with himself than in a 2-1 overtime loss earlier this year. That’s because he gave up all three goals within a short time span in the second period, and also because it came during a rare game this season where the Predators got the first goal. Captain Shea Weber got his sixth on a power play, as the Predators continued to show major improvement after lagging much of the year. But that 1-0 lead vanished as the Senators put together consecutive goals by Bobby Ryan, Alex Chiasson and Jared Cowen. Ollie Jokinen got his first goal of the season in the third period to get the Predators back within one, but they weren’t able to beat Robin Lehner for the tying

score. Lehner improved his record to 4-21. It was his first game since Nov. 9. He had been benched after consecutive losses, but was solid Thursday, stopping 33 of 35 Predators’ shots. “I felt good,” Lethner told USA Today. “It’s always a little bit uphill when you let in a goal early, but I thought the way the team responded was good. The team bounced back well and the results were excellent.”Lehner was particularly effective in the third period, when the Predators outshot Ottawa 16-3 but could only get Jokinen’s goal. “We’ve been playing great lately,” Jokinen said. “We’ve been outworking and beating teams for 60 minutes, but tonight we only played for 40. You can’t win games and maintain the level of play that we want if you’re not going for the entire 60 minutes.” The Predators had been devastating only two nights earlier in Toronto, dismantling the Maple Leafs 9-2 in an embarrassing setback for one of the league’s premier franchises. Taylor Beck had a couple of early goals as Nashville jumped ahead 3-0 quickly, knocking out Jonathan Bernier, who surrendered three goals in

12 shots. His replacement James Reimar was even worse, giving up six goals over the final two periods. Besides Beck’s two, other goal scorers were Calle Jarnkrok, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy, and Colin Wilson. “We were good offensively,” Beck told the Boston Herald. “Everyone was making plays. Those games are fun. But you know that they won’t all be like that.” Pekka Rinne had another outstanding game, winning for the 12th time, tops in the NHL. Indeed, the only problems that the Predators have had over the first part of the year have come on the power play, which showed signs the last two games of getting turned around. But they realize that Rinne can’t play all the time, and that Hutton has to give them a chance to win during his infrequent starts. “I didn’t give us a chance tonight,” he told USA Tiday. “It’s my job to make those stops and I didn’t. I let the team down.” Still, with the Predators established as one of the Western Conference’s top teams for the season’s early stretches, they aren’t that concerned yet with Hutton’s inability to win as a sub for Rinne.

UPCOMING Predators Games Nov 27 vs edmonton oilers

nov 29 vs columbus blue jackets

dec 4 vs St louis blues

dec 6 vs Chicago blackhawks

NBA

Grizzlies Get Back in Win Column By Ron Wynn

The Memphis Grizzlies bounced back from their second loss of the season Friday night, easily dispatching the Boston Celtics 117-100. In the process they won their 21st straight regular season home game, and also overcame the absence of two pivotal players in Tony Allen and reserve Quincy Poindexter.

bounding advantage and inside domination, as they outscored the Celtics 66-38 in the paint. Memphis also got outstanding games from Jon Leuer, with a season high 19 points off the bench and Mike Conley, who had 15 points and eight assists. Leuer commented on the team’s ability to persevere despite dealing with the virus. “With the stomach virus that we all

Marc Gasol continued his strong early season play Friday night against the Celtics, dominating inside as the Grizzlies blew past the Celtics 117-100 at Fed Ex Forum.

They were among five players who had been sent home early from a road trip due to a stomach virus. The lack of roster depth had been largely responsible for a close loss to the Toronto Raptors on the road Tuesday, but the Grizzlies size advantage and experience helped them break out early and lead most of the way against a still youthful Celtics squad. Center Marc Gasol led the way with 32 points, making 13 of 22 shots from the floor. Zach Randolph added 16 points and had 16 rebounds. Their one-two punch propelled the Grizzlies to a 50-38 re-

had, I think the guys are still coming back from that,” Leuer told the Associated Press. “We are still feeling a little run down, but it’s just a matter when you sleep between the lines you can’t make any excuses. You just have to go play.” With Conley leading the attack from the backcourt and both Gasol and Randolph being unstoppable up front, the Grizzlies grabbed a quick 14-point lead and led almost the entire game. “Obviously, we think Marc and Zach work every night but (against Boston) we had something going”, Conley added.

“Marc was hot, Zach was hot, and those are the guys we’re going to go to much of the time anyhow. Tonight they were really in control of things”. “Gasol was huge”, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He was the best player on the floor. He just kept making plays over and over, both with the pass and the shot.”: The Celtics got 18 points from Kelly Olynyk. Jared Sulinger had 13 and Jeff Green 12. The Celtics had a 14-4 flurry in the third quarter that briefly reduced the Memphis lead to single digits, but then Gasol and Randolph restored order and the Grizzlies cruised through the final quarter and a half. The Grizzlies four-game winning streak ended in a tough manner Tuesday night, with the Raptors overcoming a five-point deficit with less than four minutes remaining, then defeating the Grizzlies 96-92 before a capacity crowd celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Raptors’ franchise. Kyle Lowery’s 18 points and seven assists and Terence Ross’ 14 point fourth quarter (16 overall) were keys to the Raptors’ win, along with Demar DeRozan, who led the Raptors with 21 points. Gasol and Randolph were once again the key players for the Grizzlies. Gasol had 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Randolph scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. The Raptors managed to squeeze out the victory despite being outrebounded 50-35. The Grizzlies were without Courtney Lee, Kousta Koufos, Beno Udrih, as well as Allen and Leuer. The Grizzlies win over Boston improved their record to 11-2, the best record in the NBA, but only a game ahead of the Dallas Mavericks 10-3 in the Western Conference’s Southwest Division. The Raptors at 10-2 enjoyed the best record in the Eastthern Conference at the end of last week.

Black athletes routinely dominate the National Football League and National Basketball Association, but over the next few weeks their exploits on the football field and basketball court are going to be overshadowed by those of two Black attorneys. De Maurice F. “De” Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League’s Players Association, and newly elected Michele Roberts, the Executive Director of the National Basketball Association’s Players Association and first woman to ever head a North American Sports League, will be arguing potentially landmark cases. Smith was elected in 2009, picked because of his reputation as a tough litigator and capable attorney who could go head to head with the owners. He was in the trenches for the 2011 CBA negotiations that included a lockout. Ultimately the players did win some concessions, particularly in terms of reduced practice time and increased medical benefits for players. But one area where Smith eventually relented without getting what he wanted was player discipline, specifically the fact that Commissioner Roger Goddell remained the judge, jury and in some cases executioner in regards to deciding the fate of players involved in messy situations. Roberts also had a background as a tough litigator in both civil and criminal cases, as well as someone equally comfortable in board rooms or court rooms. The first woman to ever head a North American pro sports players’ association, she has already established herself as a capable and fiery individual who’s not intimidated by billionaire owners or new Commissioner Adam Silver. Though she has never negotiated a CBA, Roberts has already begun making some headway. Roberts served notice last week that she’s equally disenchanted with having Commissioners being the sole judge in discipline cases. When Adam Silver decided to increase the penalty on the Charlotte Hornets’ Jeffrey Taylor (a former Vanderbilt and All-SEC player) following his acceptance of a plea deal, Silver acknowledged that the addition of extra games (24 in all) and the decision to strip Taylor of all pay for the full period of the suspension exceeded the original provisions both sides agreed upon, but he justified it on the basis of the NBA’s wanting to show the public how serious it was about domestic abuse. Both Smith and Roberts understand that public sentiment will not be on their side. Rice and Taylor have each physically knocked out women, though in Taylor’s case his was the result of a shove that pushed someone into a wall and was more accident than deliberate. Still, neither action is defensible and both have put themselves squarely in the crosshairs for feminists demanding that the league Commissioners not only act but give them harsh and lengthy penalties. Still, unions must serve as advocates for all their members in every instance, even in cases that have potentially toxic outcomes in terms of public image. The NFLPA and NBAPA elected them precisely due to their reputations for not being afraid to tackle tough cases and not being cowed by public pressure or fallout. Nether Smith or Roberts wants to be viewed as an apologist for or supporter of domestic violence, but they also are unwilling to let union members be bowled over by their league Commissioner. This battle could lead to a complete change in league policy, or be a stinging defeat for these attorneys. Time will tell, but neither DeMaurice Smith or Michele Roberts have any intention of backing down from the challenge.


SportS THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

TSU Blows By Fisk On the Court 75-60 By Ron Wynn

It’s nicknamed the “Battle of Jefferson Street,” but realistically these days it’s more of a mismatch than anything else when Tennessee State University and Fisk University clash on the basketball court. TSU is a Division 1 school, OVC member and past NAIA champ and occasional NCAA Tournament participant. Fisk is a lower division small school for whom basketball truly is an extra-curricular activity played mainly by students for the love of the game. That’s another way for saying that the Tigers rolled over the Bulldogs 75-60 Thursday night in the annual Gentry Center clash. It was TSU’s second win in three games, while Fisk dropped their seventh straight game so far this year. Tennessee State’s size and overall athletic superiority and depth asserted itself in the second half, when the Tigers scored 46 points. But the smaller Bulldogs acquitted themselves well for a large part of the game, trailing only seven points (29-22) at the half. They finally wore down, especially on the boards, with the Tigers establishing a definite

advantage rebounding (46-35) and shutting down their attack for lengthy periods in both halves. It also didn’t help Fisk that they were ice cold from both the floor and the free throw line. They shot only 34.8 percent for the game, with a meager 29 percent from three point territory and even worse from the free throw line, making just three of 13 (23.1 percent).. TSU established a solid inside presence with Xavier Richards and Zachary Lee each grabbing 11 rebounds. Richards was a force all over the floor, making nine of 11 field goal tries and leading all scorers with 21 points. Darreon Reddick off the bench was also impressive, making seven of 10 shots, scoring 14 points and getting 13 rebounds. Fisk had three players in double figures, two of them off the bench. Starter Austin Watkins had 11, the only player in their frontcourt with any impact. Reserves Walter Arnold and Chris Dillard added 12 points each. Joseph Gilmore had seven rebounds to lead Fisk in that category. The Tigers made 26 of 57 from the floor (57 percent) which enabled them to survive making only one three pointer in 11 tries. Head coach Dana Ford, the youngest in Division 1, knows that the kind of effort he’s gotten thus far against

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

equal competition won’t make it for the Tigers. They lost their first game earlier in the week 84-67 to Southern Illinois, also at the Gentry Center. The Salukis Anthony Beane almost beat the Tigers by himself. Beane was perfect from the field, making all eight of his field goal attempts, including four of four from three-point territory. Meanwhile, the Tigers started slow offensively, a recurring problem from last season. Only guard Jay Harris, who had 11 first half points and made three of four three pointers. The rest of the Tennessee State team made only five of 23 field goal attempts and was outrebounded 22-14. Harris continued his hot shooting over the final 20 minutes, scoring another 12 points to finish with 23. Charles Tucker came off the bench to make six of eight shots, score 16 points and also have five assists. But the Tigers combination of frigid three-point shooting (32 percent) and continued problems rebounding (Southern Illinois finished with a 41-30 advantage) rendered a comeback impossible. Xavier Richards and Demaster Loman had seven rebounds each to lead the Tigers in that category. The Tigers gained a split for the two-game homestand during the week, and prepared to hit the road for a Sunday aftenoon game against the Vanderbilt Commodores The Tigers have upset SEC teams before, and the Commodores are definitely in a rebuilding mode. But considering that the game is still at Memorial Gym, and it is still an SEC school vs. an OVC one, the Commodores will no doubt be slight favorites.

TSU Wins Season Finale By Ron Wynn

It was a dismal day for Vanderbilt Saturday as Mississippi State rolled over them 51-0.

UT Loses, Vandy Crushed and MTSU Wins Late By Ron Wynn

Both the Tennessee Volunteers and Vanderbilt Commodores were dealt tough losses Saturday, while the Middle Tennessee State Tigers rallied in the final five minutes at home to get a thrilling victory over Florida Atlantic and become bowl eligible for a third straight season. The Vols played Missouri, the top team in the SEC’s Eastern Division even for 30 minutes, but couldn’t sustain the effort in the second half, losing 29-21 at Neyland Stadium. The Commodores were playing at the former number one team in the nation who were already angry after being beaten last week at Alabama. They proved no match for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and were routed 51-0. Tennessee was hoping a near capacity crowd of over 100,000, coupled with the revived offense being led by QB Josh Dobbs, might fuel an upset. They did briefly take the lead 13-10 on a TD coming off a fake field goal that caught Missouri’s special teams totally flatfooted. Holder Patrick Ashford stood up after getting the snap and fired a pass to Alex Ellis, who raced into the end zone, putting the Vols ahead 13-10. Missouri tied it near the end of the second quarter. But things unraveled for Tennessee on both sides of the ball in the second half. The Vols defense had done a good job on Missouri QB Maty Mauk up to that point. Mauk had completed only six of 15 passes for 78 yards, with some of that attributable to dropped passes by his receivers. The duo of Jimmie Hunt and Burt Sasser got things together in the final 30 minutes, combining for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Marcus Murphy gave them 82 yards on the ground and two more touchdowns. Tennessee’s hopes of returning to a bowl game for the first time since 2010 hinge on what happens with their next opponent Vanderbilt in Nashville. Judging by Saturday’s results, Vandy looks in pretty bad shape, though judging them off their performance against Mississippi State may not be fair.

The Bulldogs were primed and ready, with QB Dak Prescott throwing for 193 yards and three touchdowns, plus adding a 30-yard run for a fourth. They were never in any danger as their defense hounded both starting QB Johnny McCrary and backup Pat RobinetMte into unproductive games. McCrary ended 15 of 31 for 161 yards, but the Commodores never presented much of a challenge. Head coach Derek Mason said that Vandy’s troubles began on defense, due to their inability to stop Prescott and company, but also said they didn’t generate much offensively either, a lethal combination against a Top 10 team on the road Vandy fell to 3-8 and now are facing the ugly prospects of a winless SEC season. Tennessee not only badly needs the win for bowl eligibility, but want to erase the sting of consecutive losses to an in-state rival and also remember last year’s loss in the home finale. Another defeat would also mean Vanderbilt lost every game it played against foes in the same class, as their three wins have come against FCS teams. Middle Tennessee State had suffered two bad losses in a row coming into Saturday’s home finale against Florida International, and seemed destined to make it three before a dramatic TD pass from Austin Grammer to Marcus Henry with 19 seconds left gave them a 35-34 victory for their sixth win of the year (5-2 in Conference USA, 6-5 overall). That helped them erase what had been a 13-point deficit with less than five minutes remaining. Henry led the receivers with six catches for 92 yards and the dramatic game-winning score. Reggie Whatley had perhaps his finest game on Senior Day at MTSU. He gained 190 yards rushing, had three touchdowns including a 75-yard run, and ended with 321 all-purpose yards as he also returned kicks. Whatley’s final TD narrowed the gap, paving the way for Grammer’s last second TD pass. Grammer was 20 of 27 for 160 yards and two touchdowns, with MTSU head coach Rick Stockstill calling the win “as good as we’ve had since I’ve been here.”

The Tennessee State Tigers achieved some worthy goals Saturday by defeating the Murray State Racers 48-33 on the road. They completed the year 6-6, making it the first time since 198-86 that a TSU football coach has led the team to three straight non-losing seasons. They also won at Murray State for the first time since 2003. The Tigers ended the year with two straight conference wins, and while they clearly had much higher ambitions than going 3-5 in the OVC, it ended far better than it seemed it might at one point in the year. Another milestone that was achieved was senior QB Mike German ending his career as the school’s alltime passing leader. He had his finest game both of the year and his tenure at TSU Saturday against Murray State. German completed 28 of 48 passes for 463 yards and had five touchdown passes, while also running for another score. The six touchdowns he generated included a whirlwind first half in which TSU finally resembled the team that earlier this year was ranked in the FCS Top 25 and led the nation’s small colleges in several defensive categories. During the first 30 minutes alone, German threw for over 300 yards (302) with four touchdown passes and a fifth on the ground as the Tigers jumped ahead of Murray State 34-7. For the first time all year TSU scored on its opening possession. German made it clear he was on target during the drive, completing five of seven for 72 yards before getting his first TD throw, 14 yards to Isiah Freeman. The first half marked TSU’s most consistent and prolific offensive output this year. Yet, despite that surge, the Tigers had to withstand a determined Murray State second half comeback. Over

that stretch the Racers outscored TSU 26-14, constantly getting touchdowns after it seemed the Tigers had the game won. After the final German TD pass made it 48-26, Murray State got yet another late TD, but that proved their final moment as the Tigers ran the clock out on a sixth victory. Ryan Mitchell was the Tigers’ top receiver, as he caught 10 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns. But resilient Murray State QB KD Humphries was a star in defeat. He fell just short of a 500-yard day in the air (467), and whenever it looked as though his team was beaten, Humphries would rally them with a big run or completion. It seems almost ridiculous to say the TSU defense had plenty of big plays in a game where they surrendered 33 points, yet that’s exactly the case. The Tigers did sack Humphries eight times and provided constant pressure on him in spite of all the yards amassed and the touchdowns. They also accounted for four turnovers as TSU won that battle. De’Ante Sanders completed a fine season with his fifth interception, one that led to a Tigers’ touchdown. But after the game the emphasis was clearly on German, whose final year at TSU finished strong, but also had its ups and downs. German’s totals for his career were 8,664 passing yards. He leaves number one in that category, and will also be remembered for being at the helm when the Tigers snapped a long playoff drought and even advanced to the second round. Coach Reed praised German after the game, saying he’d never played better at any time at TSU and that this win not only gave his seniors something to celebrate, but it provided a foundation for the team to take into the spring, summer and next season.

college football schedule Vanderbilt november 29 vs tennessee

middle tennessee state november 29 at UTEP

university of tennessee november 29 at Vanderbilt

NEXT WEEK IN SPORTS It’s that time of the year when colleges are making the transition from football to basketball season. Tennessee and Vanderbilt conclude their regular football season with their annual clash in Nashville, while MTSU hits the road for what it hopes will be a prelude to a bowl game against UTEP. Tennessee State’s basketball team concludes a road trip at St. Peter’s, while MTSU opposes Cincinnati, Belmont faces Ohio University, Vandy plays Rutgers and Tennessee opposes Santa Clara. The Predators conclude a long homestand with a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Memphis Grizzlies continue a West Coast swing with games at Portland and Sacramento over the weekend. All this and more next week in the Tennessee Tribune.


Metro sportS THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014

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By Scott Wallace

Pearl-Cohn QB Jimmy Ferrell

Pearl-Cohn, Hillsboro Roll into Semi-finals NASHVILLE, TN — Every High School football coach has a goal in the summer. Practice on Thanksgiving Day. Two Metro Nashville teams have accomplished just that in somewhat easy fashion as undefeated Hillsboro High School Burros (13-0) defeated Springfield Central High School 42-7 and the Pearl-Cohn High School Firebirds (11-2) defeated White House High School 79-36. Despite a great regular season, both teams will have to travel to West Tennessee to earn the right to compete in the Blue Cross Bowl on December 4 in Cookeville, Tennessee. Tomorrow, the Burros will take on Ridgeway High School (121) and the Firebirds Pearl-Cohn Rontavius Groves will play Trezevant High School. Last week Firebird QB Jimmy Ferrell went 15-15 for 391 yards and five TDs passing and WR Rontavious Groves caught seven passes for 251 yards and four TDs. Both were named WTNTribune Radio Sports Players of the Week.

East Nashville’s Erica Hayes-Overton and MLK’s Briana Smith

Destiny Hayes Janiah Sandifer Le’Jzae Davidson MeMe Graham Dominique Lee Dorie Harrison Shanice Nelson Erica Zackery Alexis Etter Asia Ragland

Maplewood Pearl-Cohn East Nashville Overton Antioch Hillsboro Pearl-Cohn Hillwood Hunters Lane Glencliff

MLK’s Jalen Duke

McGavock’s DeAnn Whitlow has signed to play for Florida A&M

Maplewood’s Will Alexander has averaged 28.3 points per game so far this season.

WTNTribune Radio Sports Top 10 Metro Boys Basketball Players Hillsboro will take on Ridgeway for the chance to play in the Blue Cross Bowl.

WTNTribune Radio Sports Top 10 Metro Girls Basketball Players Jordan Majors Lashae Brown Erica Hayes-Overton Briana Smith Morgan Seiferth Alexiya Cartwright Deann Whitlow Capria Holmes ZyKirria Washington Ebony Anderson

Martin Luther King Overton East Nashville Martin Luther King Cane Ridge East Nashville McGavock Hillsboro Antioch Cane Ridge

Molly Kadafer Kayla Guthrie

Martin Luther King Whites Creek

PF/C PG/SG SF/SG SG/PG SG PF PF PG/SG C PG/SG

Players to Watch

Senior Senior Sophomore Senior Senior Senior Senior Sophomore Sophomore Senior

Jalen Duke Martin Luther King SF/PF/C Senior Thomas Booker East Nashville SG Junior Jordan Sandifer Pearl-Cohn PG/SG Senior Kyree Elder Cane Ridge PG/SG Senior Will Alexander Maplewood SG Senior Jeremiah Alexander Antioch SG/SF Senior DeMarco Steele Hillwood PG Senior Demarco Jackson Lead Academy SF/SG Senior Donovan Donnelson Hillsboro PG Senior Austin Carey Hunters Lane SG/SF Senior

Players to Watch J.T. Marable Chris Claybrooks James Butts Erek Hambrick Steven Anderson Roderick Waters Ke Ke Davidson Anthony Francis Toree McGhee Leon Howard Michael Parker Isaiah Blacksmith

Pearl-Cohn McGavock Overton Lead Academy Lead Academy Whites Creek Hillsboro Glencliff East Nashville Overton Maplewood East Nashville


Lifestyle & EntertainmenT THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014

6B

Music City Chef Cooks On ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ By Janice Malone

This time last year Chef Sterling Wright was planning his usual Thanksgiving holiday meal with his family members like so many others. One year later, the 40-year-old Sterling life has never been the same, as he is one of the top remaining contestants in season 13 of Fox’s top-rated hit show “Hell’s Kitchen.” The chief commander of it all is headed by the devilishly daring Chef Gordon Ramsay, who’s known to have quite a hellish temper when it comes to contestants working in his kitchens. Sterling’s been on the show since September 10th and is still competing. The national exposure from the show has not only showcased his culinary talents but also his love for helping the community. Sterling was recently honored by The Napier Resident Association and Council honored Nashville’s Sterling Wright for his accomplishments on Hell’s Kitchen. So what is it really like to work with the often fiery tempered Chef Ramsay? “People should get to know him before they start judging him. Gordon is a great guy. Gordon has never cursed at me since I’ve been on the show and I can really respect and appreciate that, “reveals Sterling, who stirs up a dish or two at the popular Daily Dish meat and 3-style restaurant in Franklin. He’s established an impressive culinary resume from cooking at some of Nashville’s leading restaurants over the years.

Chef Wright in action on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen

Chef Sterling Wright at a recent turkey giveaway to residents in the community

After several live auditions and three trips out to L.A., Chef Sterling finally landed a spot on the show. He prepared his signature dish of Shrimp and Grits which Gordon actually tasted on one of the earlier shows in the competition. So how does a guy from the J.C. Napier Homes end up on a hit television show? It all started for Sterling with an initial audition at the downtown Hard Rock Café, followed by a several other live auditions, along with three trips out to L.A., before landing a coveted spot on the show. Sterling’s signature Grits & Shrimp dish not only won over the judges but was even sampled by Chef Ramsay on one of the Hell’s Kitchen shows. Sterling, who is often referred to as Mr. 100, says he first learned how to cook at age 15 from his dad. He recalls, “My dad told me that I better learned how to cook because a lot of women this day and time don’t know how to cook!” he says with a laugh. Sterling says he gets his inspiration from Christ’s Last Supper story found in

and will include: pecan encrusted chicken, with Cajun cornbread stuffing that features jalapenos, corn, bacon and Andouille sausage, mustard and turnip greens, spaghetti, chittlins, cole slaw and green bean casserole. Dessert will feature chess pie, peach cobbler and sweet potato pie. This is the first year he won’t be preparing Thanksgiving dinner without his mom, which was a family tradition. But this year he’s starting a new tradition by cooking with his son. As a result of the Hell’s Kitchen show exposure, Sterling’s had several major companies who are Chef Sterling Wright continues to compete on Hell’s Kitchen now interested in his cooking talthe Bible. ents. He hopes this amazing opAs expected, Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Sterling portunity will allow him to eventually open a restaurant Wright home will be a delectable delight. One of his long- that will allow teens and juveniles an opportunity time family traditions was cooking Thanksgiving with He currently has several major companies who are his mother. Unfortunately, his mom passed away a few now interested in his culinary talents. “I plan on praying months ago but Sterling now has plans to start a new tra- about it and let God lead me in the right direction. But I dition by cooking Turkey Day dinner in the kitchen with would like to open a restaurant that would allow teens his son. The Thanksgiving 2014 menu will be heavenly and juveniles an opportunity to learn the art of cooking.”

Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones on ‘Giving Thanks’ Tour

UPCOMING NASHVILLE EVENTS Ongoing: New reality show seeking men and women nationwide, ages 28-42 and their exes, for a chance to find love again. Apply now at www.exscapecasting.com December 6: State of the Word and Youth Poet Laureate Selection Saturday. Features performances by local college and high school writers. It’s at 7pm at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, Ingram Hall…2400 Blakemore Ave. December 6 – Art galleries and receptions during the First Saturday Art Crawl http://www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl December 7: ROBOCLAUS (The Musical) please register at:  http://www.roboclaus.com/ReadingRegistrationForm.html or call 615.864.8182

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NASHVILLE, TN — Black Entertainment Television (BET) TV legend and Grammy Award winning recording artist Dr. Bobby Jones and his Nashvillebased choir NSC (aka Nashville Super Choir) are hitting the road for the “Giving Thanks” Tour in support of his latest CD “Rejoice with Me.” The soulful album debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart this past Spring and features the Top 15 radio hit “Rejoice with Me” (featuring Faith Evans) and the new Top 40 single “Right Now Praise” (featuring Tommye Young West).  Some of the biggest names in gospel music such as Vickie Winans, Ricky Dillard, Melvin Williams, Tasha Page Lockhart, VaShawn Mitchell and BET Sunday Best winner Geoffrey Golden (artist lineup may vary slightly from city to city) will join Dr. Jones, NSC and Dr. Jones’ electrifying band under the direction of Derrick Lee.  “I am thanking all the fans of gospel music that have kept my TV show alive for longer than any other show on cable television,” Dr. Jones says of his decision to name this new adventure the “Giving Thanks” tour. “I’m also thankful to all of the great artists who have agreed to come along with me on the tour and above all, I thank God for the opportunity to do a service that lifts the Kingdom of God.”

TOUR SCHEDULE DATES:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 Time: 7:30 PM Tickets are $20- $51 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 Time: 4:00 PM Tickets are $20-$51 Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2014 Time: 7:30 PM  Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014 Time:  5:00 PM Dunn Oliver Acadome, 1595 Robert C. Hatch Drive, Montgomery, AL For the last 35 years, Dr. Bobby Jones has spent his Sunday mornings rejoicing with millions of gospel lovers around the globe who tune in to BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel,” the longest running program in cable TV history. Jones has also released a dozen or so albums and hosted syndicated radio programs like his weekly “Bobby Jones Countdown.” Jones formed the New Life Singers in 1975. He later expanded the group’s membership and changed its name to NSC (Nashville Super Choir).


EntertainmenT THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014

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‘Just An Idea’ to Help Others By Janice Malone

Her name is Andrea Evans and she has heart and a passion to help the homeless. “My organization provides support to individuals who are homeless—especially veterans and former inmates and those who are on parole,” says Ms. Evans who is the founder of JAI Transitional Housing. JAI, which is an acronym for “just an idea,” has now become an idea in action. The Nashville-based non-profit organization helps give the homeless a start or sometimes a second chance by providing temporary housing, educational counseling and job training. JAI currently has a house in the North Nashville Bordeaux area that provides the participants with a nice place to live while they’re in transition to a fresh start in life. “Our goal is to help get these individuals off the streets,” says Andrea. “There’s hundreds of homeless people in this city and many of them are veterans and former inmates and far too many of them are African Americans. I’m especially concerned about the recidivism rate among this demographic of homeless former inmates. It’s almost 65%. That means if the person has no kind of real sup-

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JAI founder Andrea Evans

port of housing and a job, their chances of going back to prison is very high.” Andrea says the idea to start JAI evolved from previously working with various non-profit agencies. She says, “I got a behind the scenes look at how some of them operated, so I figured that I could also do the same thing.” She jump started the organization with her own money but eventually ran out of funds. But Andrea says it was such a great feeling to see the impact her now two year old organization is making into the lives of people who are in need. JAI Transitional Housing is currently in need of not only financial donations, but can also use donations to help furnish their

first transitional house. Furniture, kitchen items, clothing for men and women, foods, are all readily accepted. In addition, Ms. Evans is currently in need of board members for JAI. If anyone is interested in being considered for a board member position please contact her at the number listed below. “It takes a special kind of person who wants to help others. Not everyone is called to do this kind of work,” says Ms. Evans. Contact information: 615.589.3118 http://www. jaitransitionalhousing.com/ https://www.facebook. c o m / p a g e s / J A I - Tr a n sitional-Housing-NonProfit-Organization/811754362175596

TERRI’S BOOK REVIEW

‘Firebird’ by Misty Copeland

Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer

ful. Maybe she’d even dance on stage with the ballerina, jumping to the stars, and You can’t. Doesn’t it showing ballerinas not yet make you mad to hear those born that dreams come true words? Of course you can – and can’t can’t hold them maybe just not now. Someon the ground. I liked “Fireday, you can drive a car, for bird” well enough the first example. Years from today, time I ran through it. With you can vote for President. their bold colors and scrapNot now, but later, you can book-mosaic edges, I was live where you want, eat TERRI especially pleased with the SCHLICHENMEYER what you want, do what you illustrations by Christopher want with no “can’t” at all. But then there are times when you hear Myers but there was something about the I’d missed…The “you can’t” and it makes you sad. In the narrative that I felt new book “Firebird” by Misty Copeland, second time around, there it was: the font illustrated by Christopher Myers, a young between the characters is different, as if girl learns to replace the word “can’t” with there’s a conversation on each page. one that strengthens. Now that you know that, you’ll be Once, there was a little girl who loved to able to easier understand how author Misty watch ballet, but she knew she was nothing like the dancer on the stage. Yes, she loved to dance, but the ballerina was so much better and the little girl was told that she’d never be like that. The ballerina leaped and spun and bent. Her legs stretched like the New York skyline, which was something the girl couldn’t do. “I could never hope to leap the space between,” she said, and that made her “heavy” and heartsick. But then, the most amazing thing happened! The ballerina came to the girl to tell her a story of a dancing child who wanted to Illustrated by Christopher Myers c.2014, Penguin Young Readers fly among the stars, a child $17.99 40 pages who wanted to soar but she saw “can’t” because there were few other dancers like her. Copeland tells her story – and, once you Still, the dancing child bent and dipped read her afterword, you’ll see that it really at the barre, and leaped like her heart told is her story. Copeland explains how she her to. She spread her wings, changed her was that self-conscious girl once, and how slippers, and practiced arabesque. The balshe wants “to expand the idea of beauty and let positions were like “stair steps to the art” with this book. That’s surely accomsky,” and she never listened to can’t. The ballerina promised the girl that, if plished, but my recommendation would be she believed, there would come a day when to read through this tale once before you she would be just like the dancing child. read it aloud, just to you know how it’s set She would “become a swan… a firebird up. Do that, and “Firebird” will be a story for sure.” She would be light and beauti- your child can’t help but love.

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THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Unveils Marlo Thomas Center on Campus MEMPHIS, TN — St. Jude Children’s proud beggar on behalf of children around Research Hospital is dedicating and open- the world.” ing the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Marlo has worked tirelessly for the Education and Collaboration on the St. mission of St. Jude, which was founded Jude campus. The new center, which will sit atop the world’s first proton therapy center designed for and dedicated solely to the treatment of children, is critical to St. Jude in leading the way the Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton world underchats with a young St. Jude’s patient stands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening by her father, the late entertainer, Danny diseases. The center is named for St. Jude Thomas. She has created a legacy as a National Outreach Director Marlo Thom- champion for children at St. Jude and as, and in recognition of a lifetime spent around the world as she has appeared in working for St. Jude to raise awareness public service announcements, on naand funds for the research and treatment of tional television programs and at fundraischildhood cancer. Ms. Thomas was joined ing events across the country to advance at today’s ceremony by former United the St. Jude mission. Along with siblings States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Terre and Tony Thomas, she created the Clinton. Secretary Clinton previously at- St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign tended the dedication and opening of St. that encourages holiday shoppers to supJude’s Patient Care Center in 1994 when port the lifesaving work of St. Jude. Over she was First Lady of the United States. the past decade, the campaign has raised “This building is the celebration of a nearly $500 million for St. Jude children generation,” says Marlo Thomas, “and I and families. am proud to stand as a symbol for all of Marlo’s body of work, including her us who heard the stories as children about advocacy for patients and families battling how our immigrant grandparents came to childhood cancer and other life-threatenthis country and carved out a life for their ing diseases, recently earned her the nafamilies with their own hands. And how tion’s highest civilian honor. She is one they stood shoulder to shoulder with my of 19 individuals who will be awarded the father as he envisioned this great hospital Presidential Medal of Freedom in a cerand became, as he called them, an army emony at the White House on November of ‘proud beggars’ for the world’s sickest 24, 2014. children. That this new center bears my To learn more about St. Jude, please name is a tremendous honor to me, and visit stjude.org in accepting it, I vow to continue to be a

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Family Fantastic

Check Your Family Culture Now, Or You’ll Pay Later By M. Simone Boyd

Last week we studied organizational culture in my business class. Culture is described as the personality of an organization. For example, think about the personality of the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Steve Harvey spends the first 12 minutes of his radio show sharing an inspirational message or personal challenge he overcame. The rest of the show is dedicated to making us laugh. I love the closeness the Morning Crew has for each other. It seems like they genuinely care about each other and are friends even off the air. Studying organizational culture last week, led me to think about my family culture. There are some things I love, and some things that bother me. Celebrating Thanksgiving is one of the things I love. For us, Thanksgiv-

ing is akin to a High Holy Day and actually starts on Wednesday afternoon. We cook all night, and everyone is required to make something for Thanksgiving dinner. My favorite part about the holiday is all of us standing around the kitchen, laughing, and telling stories. But, one of the things that bothers me is our jam-packed schedules. We’re all so busy pursuing our dreams (i.e. writing, acting, playing basketball, school, etc.) that there seems to be less and less time for togetherness. Over the holidays, I will be talking to my family about our culture and ways to improve it. I’m asking you to do the same. Here are some questions we can ask and behaviors we can observe to check our family culture. What language does our family use? For example, in speaking to each other do we tend

M. SIMONE BOYD to cut each other down or build each other up? What’s important to us i.e. education, athletics, faith, money, generosity, etc.? What behaviors do we encourage and accept? For example, is it okay to tell a white lie once in a while? Culture happens either on purpose or by accident. If we don’t take the time to understand the good, the bad, and the ugly of our family culture now, the bad and ugly will only get worse. Next week, I’ll share tactics for improving family culture. M. Simone Boyd researches and writes about what makes relationships, marriages, and families thrive or die. For more actionable advice visit www.myfamilyfantastic.com or follow her on Twitter @msimoneboyd

KAM’S KOLUMN

The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1

impersonation of a black man. [Chuckles] I love that idea because he was one of Critically-acclaimed the most brilliant performers Jeffrey Wright continually in cinema, ever. And we’ve pushes the boundaries of only seen a few short clips his craft with inspiring and of his work. But W.C. fields celebrated performances in described him as the funniest an illustrious career that has man he’d ever seen, and the spanned the worlds of thesaddest man he ever knew…I atre, film and television. In say that to suggest that there addition to acting, Jeffrey is are never limitations, whethVice Chairman of Taia Lion er you’re an actor or anyone Resources and Chairman of KAM WILLIAMS taking on a task because, if you Taia Peace Foundation. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Tribe- look back a century, there was a performer ca Film Institute and Resolve. Furthermore, of color, Bert Williams, who, despite being he was named by Sierra Leone as the Peace confined to blackface, was doing some of the by Piece Ambassador for the country’s 50th most thrilling acting that I’ve ever seen on Anniversary Independence Celebration, and camera. received the Humanitarian Award at the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival for his work with the Taia Peace Foundation. Here, he talks about his latest outing as Beetee in The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1. KW: Great! How was it being back with The Hunger Games and playing Beetee again? JW: The film has kind of been an expansion of these stories, though not from Beetee’s perspective. It sort of shrinks for him in that he’s wheelchair-bound and kind of confined to a laboratory’s space. But the films around him are expanding and the stakes are being raised, and we’re entering these districts that we really haven’t explored before. So, it’s kind of a thrilling ride. From Beetee’s perspective, he becomes the lens through which we enter these other worlds, since he’s responsible for communications. That’s kind of exciting. I was also drawn to KW: Chandra McQuen says: You seem the idea of propaganda and communication as a weapon, since it’s relevant to a lot of to be cast in roles based on your talent and what’s happening outside of cinema nowa- not the color of your skin. Do you ever feel the weight of being a minority actor? What days. KW: Children’s book author Irene dream role would you like to play, if casting Smalls asks: Your character, Beetee, in The were 100% colorblind? JW: I’m doing what Hunger Games is revered for his intellect. Is I want to do. If casting were 100% colorthat a departure from the roles typically of- blind, the characters I’d want to play are the fered actors of color? JW: I don’t think there same ones I’ve wanted to play prior. The one is a typical role offered actors of color. Per- role I’ve considered developing a film about haps that was true many generations ago is Alexander Pushkin, the Russian writer, but, thankfully, there has been tremendous poet, lover and madman. KW: The Ling-Ju Yen question: What is progress forged by a host of actors who preceded me who have expanded the possibili- your earliest childhood memory? JW: Being ties. Even in the past, many roles that might with family. I think that’s what everyone’s have been stereotypical were subverted in earliest childhood memories revolve around. some way. I’m very excited about seeing this I was about 2 years-old or so. It must have recently-discovered Bert Williams film found been about 1967. I remember where we were at the Museum of Modern Art in which he living at the time. I just remember being in performs in blackface, like he does in many this space which was our home at the time, of his movies. As he describes, he does an with family. By Kam Williams


FORECLOSURES & LEGALS THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014 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 April 10, 2006, executed by DANNY BRADBURY AND DEBORAH BRADBURY, conveying certain real property therein described to ERNEST B. WILLIAMS, IV, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded May 3, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060503-0051225 and re-recorded November 6, 2006 at Instrument Number 20061106-0138107; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank National Association (as successorin-interest to Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association), as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the GSAMP Trust 2006-HE4 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-HE4 who is now the owner of said debt; 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 Davidson 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 December 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, 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 Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: BEING IN LOT NO. 71 ON THE PLAN OF OAKWOOD, PHASE 6, SECTION 2, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 626 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. Parcel ID: 14906017100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1004 OAK RIDGE COURT, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. 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): DANNY BRADBURY AND DEBORAH BRADBURY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, HEIGHTS FINANCE CORPORATION, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., (“MERS”), acting solely as a nominee for The CIT Group/ Consumer Finance, Inc., OAKWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. FCC FINANCE, LLC 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/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #75063 201411-13 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 29, 2009, executed by FRANCES L. HODGES, conveying certain real property therein described to K. THOMAS SIDWELL, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded December 30, 2009, at Instrument Number 20091230-0118498; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Lakeview Loan Servicing,LLC who is now the owner of said debt; 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 Davidson 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 December 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, 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 Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 262, ON THE PLAN OF JORDAN RIDGE AT EATON`S CREEK, PHASE 9 OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20090618-0056870, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 058090A25800CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2824 CATO RIDGE DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37218. 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): FRANCES L. HODGES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. 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/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #75070 201411-13 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 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 May 11, 2005, executed by BETTY PARKER, conveying certain real property therein described to LAWRENCE VOGAN, ATTY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded May 19, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050519-0056583; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-3 who is now the owner of said debt; 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 Davidson 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 December 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, 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 Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 115 ON THE UNRECORDED MAP OF A SUBDIVISION OF TRACTS 1 AND 13, ANDERSON ESTATES, OF RECORD IN BOOK 1130, PAGE 37, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, AND DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY ANDERSON AND GEE SURVEYORS, AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE WESTERLY MARGIN OF MCARTHUR DRIVE AT THE CORNER OF LOTS 114 AND 115; THENCE WITH THE LINE BETWEEN SAID LOTS WESTERLY 150 FEET TO A POINT, SAID POINT BEING A CORNER OF LOT 163 IN THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST LINE OF THE TVA POWER LINE, THENCE, WITH THE LINE BETWEEN LOTS 115 AND 163, NORTHERLY 50 FEET TO THE CORNER OF LOT 116; THENCE WITH THE LINE BETWEEN LOTS 115 AND 116, EASTERLY 150 FEET TO THE WEST MARGIN OF MCARTHUR DRIVE, THENCE WITH THE MARGIN OF SAME SOUTHERLY 50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel ID: 04311001200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 214 MCARTHUR DR, MADISON, TN 37115. 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): BETTY PARKER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The

Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. 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) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #75079 2014-11-13 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 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 March 31, 2005, executed by SHIRLEY A. APPLEBY, conveying certain real property therein described to BICENTENNIAL TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded April 20, 2005, at Instrument Number 200504200043891; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee, on behalf of the registered holders of First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-FFH1 who is now the owner of said debt; 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 Davidson 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 December 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, 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 Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 1 AND A RESERVED PARCEL ON THE MAP OF A RESUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOTS 43 AND 44, FREE SILVER PLAN, OF RECORD IN BOOK 4300, PAGE 35, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. Parcel ID: 070-07-0-103.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 910 YOUNGS LN, NASHVILLE, TN 37207. 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): THE ESTATE AND/OR HEIRS-AT-LAW OF SHIRLEY A. APPLEBY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: LVNV Funding, LLC assignee of Washington Mutual The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #75130 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 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 May 5, 2005, executed by WILLIAM H. HORTON, conveying certain real property therein described to LOGOS TITLE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded May 9, 2005, at Instrument Number 200505090051651; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank NA, successor trustee to Bank of America, NA, successor in interest to LaSalle Bank National Association, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities Trust 2005-3, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-3 who is now the owner of said debt; 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 Davidson 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 December 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, 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 Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS DEED OF TRUST IS A FOLLOWS: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING THE EASTERLY 56 FEET OF THE NORTHERLY PART OF LOT NO. 2 ON THE PLAN OF THE SUBDIVISION OF LOT NO. 4 OF THE ELIZABETH HARDING LYTLE TRACT, OF RECORD IN BOOK 25, PAGE 453, CHANCERY COURT AT NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Parcel ID: 09203022000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2105 MORENA STREET, NASHVILLE, TN 37208. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): WILLIAM H. HORTON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: METRO CODES DEPARTMENT - JAY SUMMERS (722) 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/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #75192 2014-11-13 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Josie M. Tunstall executed a Deed of Trust to Third National Bank in Nashville, Lender and Matt B. Murfree, III, Trustee(s), which was dated May 19, 1994 and recorded on May 26, 1994 in Book 9358, Page 85, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on December 23, 2014, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: A certain planned unit development in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Unit No. 108 on the Plan of Phase 1 Site Plan Chinquapin, of record in Book 6900, Page 358, Register’s Office for said county, to which plan and record thereof are incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference. Being the same property conveyed to Josie M. Tunstall, by deed from Marion A. Hooper and William David Piland, an undivided one-half interest each, of record in Book 7363, Page 600, Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 149 06 0A 108.00 Address/Description: 108 Okee Trail, Antioch, TN 37013. Current Owner(s): Jerry Kendrick. Other Interested Party(ies): .N/A The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property 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; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and 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. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 14-23440 Ad #75202 201411-13 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 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 January 19, 2007, executed by HAROLD T. HELLEGAARD, JR., conveying certain real property therein described to ATTY. ARNOLD M. WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 22, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070122-0008956 (see also the Amended Decree for Redemption recorded at Instrument Number 20141023-0097901); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Residential Fund 138, LLC who is now the owner of said debt; 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 Davidson 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 December 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, 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 Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 39, BLOCK “B” ON THE MAP OF EASTLAWN SUBDIVISION, OF RECORD IN BOOK 547, PAGES 153 AND 154, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 03413011900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 14011403 Florence, Madison, TN 37115. 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): T & H INVESTMENTS, INC. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., (“MERS”), acting solely as a nominee for HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL, LLC (F/K/A HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC.) HAROLD T. HELLEGAARD, JR. 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/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #75210 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Ivonne Miranda executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SWBC Mortgage Corporation, Lender and Roushi Pazouki, Trustee(s), which was dated January 9, 2013 and recorded on January 11, 2013 in Instrument No. 20130111-0003928, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, SWBC Mortgage Corporation, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on December 30, 2014, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: Described property located in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: Being Lot No. 405 on the Plan of the Country Section Nine of record in Plat Book 6900, Page 285, Register’s Office for said County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Ivonne Miranda, herein by cash deed dated 9th day of January, 2013, of record at 20130111-0003927 in said Register’s Office Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 150 03 0 351.00 Address/Description: 3505 Shakertown Road, Antioch, TN 37013. Current Owner(s): Ivonne Miranda. Other Interested Party(ies): N/A The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property 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; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and 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. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 14-10456 Ad #75339 201411-13 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Drucella Coker, Barbara Shelburne and Bob Coker executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Peoples Home Equity, Inc., Lender and Tennessee Title Services LLC dba TTS Title, Trustee(s), which was dated August 25, 2010 and recorded on September 3, 2010 in Instrument No. 20100903-0070275, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on December 23, 2014, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Unit No. 114 on the plan of Noel Cove Townhomes, as shown on the Master Deed of record in Instrument No. 20030924-0141428, Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more complete description thereof. Property/Mailing Address: 114 Noel Cove Circle, Hermitage, TN 37076 (for informational purposes only) Being the same property conveyed to Lynn S. Coker and Barbara S. Ruley, by Warranty Deed from Hermitage Developers, Inc., a Tennessee Corporation, dated 8-16-06 and recorded 8-23-06 in Instrument No. 20060823-0103933, in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. The said Lynn S. Coker is also known as Drucella Lynn Coker. Being the same property conveyed to Drucella Coker and Barbara Shelburne by Quitclaim Deed from Lynn S. Coker a/k/a Drucella Lynn Coker and Barbara S. Ruley n/k/a Barbara Shelburne, dated 08/25/2010 and filed for record on 09-03-10, in Instrument No. 20100903-0070273, in the Register’s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 086 10 0B 114.00 Address/Description: 114 Noel Cove Circle, Hermitage, TN 37076. Current Owner(s): (The Estate of) Drucella Coker and Barbara Shelburne. Other Interested Party(ies): N/A The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property 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; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and 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. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 14-03297 Ad #75362 201411-13 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY WHEREAS, Russell N. Bolton II executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender, Lender and Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney, Trustee(s), which was dated October 5, 2004 and recorded on October 11, 2004 in Instrument No. 20041011-0122413, Davidson County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE

FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-11, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on December 9, 2014, at 10:00AM at the usual and customary location at the Davidson County Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 370 on the Plan of Peppertree Forest, Section 5, planned unit development of record in Plat Book 7900, Page 499, Register’s Office for said County, to which reference is made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation by Substitute Trustee’s Deed, filed on May 27, 2004, as Instrument Number 20040827-0103685, in the Records of Davidson County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Russell N. Bolton II, grantee by Special Warranty Deed by Federal Home Mortgage Corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, grantor, by its duly, authorized attorney-in-fact, Burrow Closing Management Corporation, filed on 11th day of Oct., 2004, as Instrument Number 200410110122412 in the Record of Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 165130A01800 Address/Description: 4425 Stoneview Drive, Antioch, TN 37013. Current Owner(s): Russell N. Bolton, II. Other Interested Party(ies): Tennessee Department of Revenue; Peppertree Forest Homeowners Association, Inc.; Peppertree Forest Homeowners Association, Inc.; Arrow Financial Services LLC; Household Financial Center, Inc.; and Department of child Support Services. In addition, this sale shall be subject to the right of redemption by the TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TAX ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, pursuant to T.C.A. 67-1-1433(c)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Instrument 20061013-0127495. Notice of the sale has been given to the State of Tennessee in accordance with T.C.A. 671-1433(b)(1). The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property 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; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and 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. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 14-24612 Ad #75400 2014-11-13 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 9, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by ADAM WILDING PARRISH AND SUZANN COX PARRISH, to STATEWIDE TITLE, Trustee, on January 13, 2004, as Instrument No. 20040123-0009412 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST 2004-B, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-B The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Being the easterly 84 feet of lot no 8 on the plan of leonte subdivision of lots nos. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 in noelton, not of record and described according to a survey made by w. b. southgate, surveyor, december, 1936, and march, 1938 as follows: beginning on the southerly margin of noelton lane or 5th street, at a point 600 feet west of the westerly margin of 10th avenue south, said point being the corner of lots nos. 8 and 9; thence with the line between said lots, southwardly 200 foot to the common corners of lot`s nos. 8, 9, 20, and 21; thence with the line between lots 8 and 21, westwardly 84 feet; thence northwardly and parallel with the line between lots nos. 8 and 9, 200 feet to the southerly margin of noelton lane; thence with said lane, eastwardly 84 feet to the beginning. Tax ID: 11809004100 Current Owner(s) of Property: ADAM WILDING PARRISH AND SUZANN COX PARRISH The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1009 NOELTON LN, NASHVILLE, TN 37214, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE

IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: ADAM PARRISH AND HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL CENTER INC AND SUZANN C. PARRISH AND MIDLAND FUNDING LLC AND ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC AND INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, GLOBAL IRS OFFICE AND METRO CODE #719 AND INDIVIDUAL LIEN KENNETH YORK THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. This sale is also subject to the right of redemption by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE/DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425 by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in the original amount of $139,573.40 as Instrument No. 20100514-0037224 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/ IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 13-005156-670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75422 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by CONSTANCE F MITCHELL-HALL AND CHRISTOPHER LEE HALL, to ARNOLD M. WEISS, Trustee, on January 19, 2007, as Instrument No. 20070124-0009880 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-HE6 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: BEING LOT NO. 421 ON THE PLAN OF HERMITAGE HILLS, SECTION 5, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 3300, PAGE 1 AND 2, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, SAID LOT NO. 421 FRONTS 78.71 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF BONNABROOK DRIVE AND EXTENDS BACK 135 FEET ON THE EASTERLY LINE AND 137.5 FEET ON THE WESTERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE, MEASURING 78.8 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CONSTANCE MITCHELL-HALL FROM LINDA G. QUINN, JULIA S. MCCLELLAN, MARGARET S. COLLINS A/K/A MARGARET SUZANNE COLLINS AND JAMES P. MCCLELLAN BY DEED DATED JANUARY 19TH, 2007 AND FILED FOR RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20070124-0009879 REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS PROPERTY IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 223 BONNABROOK DRIVE HERMITAGE TENNESSEE 37076. Tax ID: 07416006400 Current Owner(s) of Property: CONSTANCE F MITCHELLHALL AND CHRISTOPHER LEE HALL The street address of the above described property is believed to be 223 BONNABROOK DRIVE, HERMITAGE, TN 37076, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF MIDLAND FUNDING LLC THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Par-

9B ties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-000310-670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75448 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by YVONNE C JONES, to WESLEY D. TURNER, Trustee, on March 8, 2005, as Instrument No. 20050404-0036466 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R4 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND BEING LOT NO. 126 ON THE FINAL PLAT OF PHASE II, CHATEAU VALLEY, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 8250 PAGE 932 REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Tax ID: 059150A05700C0 Current Owner(s) of Property: YVONNE C JONES The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3013 Chateau Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37207, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: UCC INSTRUMEN AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF ASCEND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF LVNV FUNDING LLC AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF GAULT FINANCIAL, LLC AND SOUTHEAST FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION AND MORTGAGE ENTERPRISE INVESTMENTS AND UNITED STATES BY ASSIGNMENT AND UCC FILING BY YVONNE JONES THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-004371670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75449 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by BETTY RITCHIE, to NATIONS TITLE AGENCY, Trustee, on September 2, 2005, as Instrument No. 200509080107911 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION, HOME EQUITY MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-KS10 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING THE EASTERLY PART OF LOT NO. 109, ON THE MAP OF THE RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS NOS 3,4 AND

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ClassifiedS 10B PARTS OF LOTS NOS 5 AND 6 IN THE CUMBERLAND NURSERIES, AS SHWON ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 332, PAGE 148 IN THE REGISTERS OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY TENNESSEE. SAID PART OF LOT NO, 109 FRONTS 75 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF PEACHTREE STREET AND RUNS BACK 151.3 FEET ON THE WESTERLY LINE AND 150.7 FEET ON THE EASTERLY LINE WITH THE WESTERLY MARGIN OF MILLER STREET TO AN ALLEY MEASURING 70.7 FEET THEREON. Tax ID: 11906000400 Current Owner(s) of Property: BETTY RITCHIE The street address of the above described property is believed to be 103 PEACHTREE STREET, NASHVILLE, TN 37210, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-004529-670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75490 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by DEANN DOBBS AND CHAD WASHBURN, to ARNOLD M WEISS, Trustee, on February 8, 2007, as Instrument No. 20070212-0017710 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ABFC 2007-WMC1 TRUST ASSET BACKED FUNDING CORPORATION ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-WMC1 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 252 ON THE PLAN OF HICKORY BEND, SECTION 4, OF RECORD IN BOOK 4176, PAGE 34, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. Tax ID: 09614026500 Current Owner(s) of Property: DEANN DOBBS AND CHAD WASHBURN The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3305 IRONWOOD DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37214, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: AQUA FINANCE INC THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-004525-670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75496 2014-11-20 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by LORA MAE DEMUMBRAN, to PRLAP, INC.,, Trustee, on May 9, 2001, as Instrument No. 20010524-0054447 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: Christiana Trust, a division of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not in its individual capacity but as Trustee of ARLP Trust 5 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: BEGIN LOT NO.7 ON THE MAP OF FARMS HEIGHTS, SECTION 2, AS FOR RECORD IN BOOK 2083, PAGE 71. REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, SAID LOT NO.7 FRONTS 114.66 FEET ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF COLBY DRIVE AND RUNS BACK BETWEEN LINES, 221.3 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE AND 267.9 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE TO A LINE IN THE REAR ON WHICH IT MEASURES 189.8 FEET THEREON. BEING THAT PARCEL OF LAND CONVEYED TO C.F.DEMUMBRAW AND WIFE LORA MAE DEMUMBRAW FROM BARLOW W. MAYNARD AND WIFE, JOHNETTE S. MAYNARD BY THAT DEED DATED 05/09/1959 AND RECORDED 06/16/1959 IN DEED BOOK 2910, AT PAGE 561 OF THE DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN PUBLIC REGISTRY, TAX MAP REFERENCE: 133-07-D-013-00 Tax ID: 133070013.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: LORA MAE DEMUMBRAN The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3311 COLBY DR, NASHVILLE, TN 37211, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SHERMAN ACQUISITION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ASSIGNEE OF SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO AND CAVALRY PORTFOLIO SERVICES LLC AND RESURGENT CAPITAL SERVICES, LP AND JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF DILLARD NAT`L BANK THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-004970670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75669 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 2014-12-11

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, November 27 - December 3, 2014 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by JESSIE BROWN AND LOUISE JONES AND TERESA G. BROWN, to SANDRA F. JONES, Trustee, on May 19, 2006, as Instrument No. 20060522-0059721 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Ownit Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-5 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 13 ON THE PLAN OF BIRDWELL SUBDIVISION, AS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 8250, PAGE 409, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF OF SAID LOT. Tax ID: 03305001300 Current Owner(s) of Property: JESSIE BROWN AND LOUISE JONES AND TERESA G. BROWN The street address of the above described property is believed to be 229 BIRDWELL COURT, GOODLETTSVILLE, TN 37072, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: THE PLAYERS CLUB OF BRENTWOOD APTS AND COMMUNITY TRUST BANK AND OCWEN LOAN SERVICING THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-005135670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75675 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 2014-12-11 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by LISA SONCRANT, to ADVANTAGE TITLE & ESCROW, Trustee, on March 23, 2005, as Instrument No. 20050329-0034026 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OWNIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 29 ON THE PLAN OF THE RAWLS TRACT SUBDIVISION, SECTION TWO, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 1424, PAGE 84, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Tax ID: 071 08 0 352.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: LISA SONCRANT The street address of the above described property is believed to be 529 EDWIN STREET, NASHVILLE, TN 37207, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: None THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-005117670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75676 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 2014-12-11 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2015 on or about 12:00PM local time, at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door, One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by MEREDITH E CRENSHAW, to BRENDA R. LEHMAN, Trustee, on December 21, 1999, as Instrument No. 200001060001763 in the real property records of Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I Trust 2004-BO1 The following real estate located in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 148 ON THE PLAN OF CHATHAM POINTE OF RECORD IN BOOK 6900, PAGES 444 THROUGH 447, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. Tax ID: 15010a14800co Current Owner(s) of Property: MEREDITH E CRENSHAW The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3113 KENNEBECK PLACE, ANTIOCH, TN 37013, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: FAVOR OF GAULT FINANCIAL, LLC., AND FAVOR OF ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities right to redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File No. 14-002688-670 JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, Substitute Trustee(s) Premier Building, Suite 404 5217 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 PHONE: (615) 238-3630 EMAIL: tnsales@mwzmlaw.com Ad #75677 2014-11-27 2014-12-04 2014-12-11

EMPLOYMENT CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY The City of Franklin Sanitation & Environmental Services Department has a vacancy for an Administrative Secretary. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www. franklintn.gov/jobs. Deadline to apply: 12/03/2014 Salary: $13.29 – $14.47/hr plus excellent benefits EOE/Drug-free Workplace CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: Landscape Worker – Part-Time The City of Franklin Streets Department has a vacancy for a Landscape Worker Part-Time. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: 12/3/14 SALARY: $13.29 per hour EOE/Drug-free Workplace

CLASSIFIEDS Invitation to Bid Bell and Associates Construction, LP, an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V - is seeking quotes from Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, who have previously been certified with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, on projects to be let by the Tennessee Department of Transportation on December 5, 2014. Interested companies contact Steve Hoover at 615-373-4343 in Brentwood, Tennessee or email bridge@balp.com Publish November 27,2014 INVITATION TO BID Project: Security Enhancements for YWCA; Nashville, TN The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee for the referenced project is accepting bids from interested Contractors. Project will include the following: Access Control system, IP camera system, IP intercom system, Electrical Light Poles, Fencing, Bullet-Proof Glass. The project must comply with all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (“HUD”) Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) regulations. Interested Contractors shall contact Sharon McCurry via email at sharon. mccurry@ywcanashville.com to request bid documents. Please provide company name, address, contact person, phone number and email address upon making the request. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m., Central Time, on Monday, December 1st, 2014 in the YWCA Board Room, located at 1608 Woodmont Boulevard., Nashville, TN 37215. Sealed Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., Central Time, on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at the YWCA, 1608 Woodmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37215. The criteria for selecting the bid will be based on the items set forth in the bid documents. The YWCA reserves the right to reject any bid and/or waive any informalities in the bid process. To request accommodation please contact Sharon McCurry at (615) 983-5103. Publish November 27,2014 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AT GALLATIN IN RE: NAYLIANA ANDREA JOHNSON CHRISTOPHER MELVIN TAYLOR and LORIE RENEA PACE TAYLOR PLAINTIFF(S) VS. RULE NO: 2014-AD-27 MELISSA BETH JOHNSON and OBIORA UCHE EGBUJI and JOHN CALVIN DRAKE, JR. DEFENDANT(S) ORDER OF PUBLICATION In this action, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Clerk and Master, from the Plaintiffs’ complaint which is sworn to that the whereabouts of the OBIORA UCHE EGBUJI are unknown and cannot be ascertained after diligent search and inquiry so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. It is therefore, ordered that publication be made in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Davidson County, Nashville, Tennessee, for four consecutive weeks commanding said defendant to file an answer to the complaint with the Clerk and Master whose address is 100 Public Square, Room 401, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee 37066 and a copy to Plaintiff’s attorney, according to law within thirty days from November 27, 2014. If the Defendant fails to do so, judgment by default will be taken against him for the relief demanded in the complaint. This the 3rd day of November, 2014.  DARLENE D. DAUGHTRY, CLERK AND MASTER ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Wende J. Rutherford 1312 6th Avenue, North Nashville, TN 37216 Publish November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. ROBERT EARL WEAVER Vs GILITA VIOLETTE DORSEY Non-Resident Notice 3rd Circuit Docket No. 12D1931 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon GILITA VIOLETTE DORSEY. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 4, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 5, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: C. Haefner Deputy Clerk Date: November 5, 2014 Roland Hairston Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 2014 SERGIO GRAJEDA SENTES Vs KARLA ORTIZ GUERRA Non-Resident Notice 3rd Circuit Docket No. 14D2016 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon KARLA ORTIZ GUERRA. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 4, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 5, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4)

weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: C. Haefner Deputy Clerk Date: November 5, 2014 Sheryl D. Gunn Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 2014 KRISTY MEICHELLE GREEN Vs KEITH MURPHY Non-Resident Notice 4TH Circuit Docket No. 14A88 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon KEITH MURPHY. It is ordered that said Defendant enter his appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 4, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 5, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: C. Haefner Deputy Clerk Date: November 5, 2014 Kelli Barr Summers Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 2014 FELIX RAQUEL FLORES Vs SAMUEL FLORES SANCHES Non-Resident Notice 3RD Circuit Docket No. 14D2057 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon SAMUEL FLORES SANCHES. It is ordered that said Defendant enter his appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 4, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 5, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: C. Haefner Deputy Clerk Date: November 5, 2014 Terrance McNabb Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 2014 STEPHANIE DIANE COLLIER Vs TORS DONTA COPPAGE Non-Resident Notice 3rd Circuit Court Docket No. 14D1658 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon TORS DONTA COPPAGE. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 11, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 12, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: Deputy Clerk C. Fleming Date: November 12, 2014 Michael Freeman Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2014 MONICA PATRICIA OROZCO AGUILAR Vs ENRIQUE MOLINA MORALES Non-Resident Notice 4TH Circuit Court Docket No. 14D2077 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon ENRIQUE MOLINA MORALES. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 11, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 12, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By Deputy Clerk C. Haefner Date: November 12, 2014David D. Hall Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2014 DENNISE GONZALEZ Vs ELMER ISRRAEL SALAZAR Non-Resident Notice 4TH Circuit Court Docket No. 14D1180 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon ELMER ISRRAEL SALAZAR. It is ordered that said Defendant enter her appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 11, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 12, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: Deputy Clerk C. FLEMING Date: November 12, 2014 NATHAN COLBURN Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2014 NAA YAA ONYINA-MENSAH Vs YAW ASANTE Non-Resident Notice 4TH Circuit Docket No. 14D1632 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon YAW ASANTE. It is ordered that said Defendant enter HIS appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 18, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 19, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of

this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: C. Fleming Deputy Clerk Date: November 19, 2014 Connie Reguli Morgan Woodson Miller Julia Shaver AttorneyS for Plaintiff Publish November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2014 BONITA M. BLUE-WASHINGTON Vs CHIFFONDA WASHINGTON Non-Resident Notice 4TH Circuit Docket No. 14D1704 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon CHIFFONDA WASHINGTON. It is ordered that said Defendant enter HIS appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 18, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 19, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By: C. Fleming Deputy Clerk Date: November 19, 2014 M. Oliver Osemwegie Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2014 DONALD RAY YOUNG MELTA CAROLE FLIPPEN YOUNG PATRICIA MARY GAIL YOUNG Vs CHRISTOPHER LEE WILLIAMS Non-Resident Notice 4TH Circuit Docket No. 10A80 In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon CHRISTOPHER LEE WILLIAMS. It is ordered that said Defendant enter HIS appearance herein with thirty (30) days after December 18, 2014 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located a 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee, and defend or default will be taken on January 19, 2015. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the TENNESSEE TRIBUNE, a newspaper published in Nashville. Richard R. Rooker, Clerk By C. Fleming Deputy Clerk Date: November 19, 2014 Randy P. Lucas Attorney for Plaintiff Publish November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2014 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT MILWAUKEE COUNTY Family Division In re: the marriage of JANICE SMITH Petitioner - and - - R.B. SMITH Respondent ORDER FOR PRETRIAL ORDER TO APPEAR CASE # I FA 004347 Family B IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the above action is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing before the Honorable FREDERICK C. ROSA, Branch 35 Date: 02/16/2015 Time: 1:30 PM Location: Room 513, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the attorneys (if any) who will actually try the case and both parties must be present unless appearance is waived BY THE COURT. In the event a stipulation is reached, the matter will be heard and a divorce granted at the time of this pretrial if all required information is on file. If the respondent fails to appear, the Court may proceed with the case. Action that may be taken includes granting the divorce, dividing property, awarding or permanently denying maintenance, assigning responsibility for debts, making orders for the custody and placement of minor children, and making or modifying child support orders. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that each party shall provide to the Court and to the other party, at least 14 days prior to the pretrial, current financial information, including proof of earnings, on a signed financial disclosure statement under oath. The parties shall be prepared to: a. discuss property valuation and whether written appraisals are needed, or if the parties can agree on the value of the real and personal property, and pensions; b. agree on appraiser(s), if needed, before or at this pretrial, subject to the Court’s approval (if parties cannot so agree, the Court will appoint needed appraiser(s) at the pretrial); c. advise the Court of any custody or visitation disputes, whether mediation has been attempted, and whether a guardian ad litem may have to be appointed and the parties’ ability to pay the fees of the guardian ad litem; d. indicate what issues the parties have agreed on and those issues that have not been resolved. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the petitioner, not less than 5 days prior to this hearing, serve a copy of this order upon the Department of Child Support Enforcement, Courthouse Room 101 if either party receives any W-2 benefits (including employment positions, work programs, job access loans, education and training, health and/or child care, or transportation assistance), or medical assistance, or if a child of the parties is in foster care. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no adjournments will be granted without Court approval. Failure to comply with the order of the Court, including failure to provide required information, may cause appropriate sanctions to be imposed pursuant to sec. 802.10(5), Wis. Stats. Dated: 11/04/2014 BY THE COURT: s/Frederick C. Rosa Circuit Court Judge Publish November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1734 ESTATE OF JENNY DOROTHY TYREE, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of JENNY DOROTHY TYREE, who died March 22, 2014 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors

at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 18th Day of November, 2014. Forrest Dennis Tyree, 7502 Ruby Drive, Lakewood, WA 98498, Personal Representative. Moore, Jola A.O., 514 Fisk Street, Nashville, TN 37203. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 20, 2014 and November 27, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1769 ESTATE OF GERALENE REDDEN MORRISON, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of GERALENE REDDEN MORRISON, who died August 22, 2014 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 18th Day of November, 2014. Nancy Love Morrison, 504 Glenleigh Court, Nashville, TN 37221, Sharon Mercer Morrison, 2317 Braxton Bragg Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, Personal Representative. Ishii, Timothy T., 501 Union Street, Suite 504, Nashville, TN 37219. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 20, 2014 and November 27, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1764 ESTATE OF JAMES F. HEFFENTRAGER, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of JAMES F. HEFFENTRAGER, who died July 11, 2014 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 18th Day of November, 2014. Carol Heffentrager, 2412 Ridgeland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, Personal Representative. Rutherford, Robert Wesley, 1312 6th Avenue North Street, Nashville, TN 37208. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 20, 2014 and November 27, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1372 ESTATE OF ROBERT W. FINNEY SR., DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of ROBERT W. FINNEY SR., who died June 23, 2014 were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 18th Day of November, 2014. Lorie Young, 209 Mill Station Court, Nashville, TN 37207, Personal Representative. Leslie, Kathy A., 202 Point East Drive, Nashville, TN 37216. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 20, 2014 and November 27, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1908 ESTATE OF WILL T. TUTTLE, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of WILL T. TUTTLE, who died September 28, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured, or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the


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Gregory Joins First Freedom Bank in Mt. Juliet MOUNT JULIET, TN — Amy Gregory has joined First Freedom Bank as Customer Service Representative Manager in the bank’s Providence Office, announced Kenny Beavers, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking. “We are excited to have Amy as a member of the First Freedom team. She has excellent customer service and product knowledge skills. These skill sets enable Amy with the ability to recognize and deliver the proper financial products and services for her customers”, said Beavers. Amy previously worked for Vanderbilt University Medical Center as Certified Nurse Aid/Medical Assistant for almost a year. Before that, she worked at Siemens Medical Solutions in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a Customer Service Representative for four years. Gregory is a member of Jesus is the Answer Church in Watertown. She participated in Mount Juliet Relay for Life and she was also part of the 18th annual Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition Auction. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Amy lives in Mount Juliet with her husband

First Freedom Bank offers personal and commercial banking services from three locations in Wilson County and employs more than 50 people. First Freedom Bank has assets in excess of $280 million

and is owned by more than 1,100 shareholders from Wilson and surrounding counties. First Freedom Bank is member of the Better Business Bureau, an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 21th day of November 2014. Sonja Tate, 2310 Ingleside Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, Personal Representative. Chandler, Rhett C., 1316 Clearview Drive, MT. Juliet, TN 37122. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 27, 2014 and December 4, 2014.

Amy Gregory

and daughter. First Freedom Bank, headquartered in Wilson County, was established in 2006. A full service, community bank,

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1690 ESTATE OF VICKI DEE BEHLING, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of VICKI DEE BEHLING, who died September 10, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 21th day of November 2014. Abigail Harris, 315 Longwood Court, Clarksville, TN 37043, Personal Representative. Moore II, M. Ben, 201 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 1450, Nashville, TN 37219. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 27, 2014 and December 4, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1868 ESTATE OF GRACIE ALICE SCOTT, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the

estate of GRACIE ALICE SCOTT, who died September 15, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 21th day of November 2014. Audrey Ann Dowlen, 133 East End Road, Goodlettsville, TN 37072, Personal Representative. Hirsch SR., Renard Astaire, 3250 Dickerson Pike, Suite 121, Nashville, TN 37207. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 27, 2014 and December 4, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1869 ESTATE OF ANDREW BUTLER SR., DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of ANDREW BUTLER SR., who died August 29, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60)

days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 21th day of November 2014. Andrew Butler JR., 3911 Dodson Chapel Road, #8, Hermitage, TN 37076, Personal Representative. Jenkins, Joshua A., 106 N. Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN, 37130. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 27, 2014 and December 4, 2014. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 14P1862 ESTATE OF SYLVESTER JORDAN, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 18th day of November 2014, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of SYLVESTER JORDAN, who died November 4, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Seventh Circuit (Probate) Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured, or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 21th day of November 2014. Jourdan Majors-Douglas, 1720 - 14th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208, Personal Representative. Hedgepath JR., Richard, Film House Building, 810 Dominican Drive, Nashville, TN, 37228. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN 37201. Publish Dates: November 27, 2014 and December 4, 2014


clan to which he belonged. guided by their hopes and In South African tradition, not by their fears.” He was going for a long time. It was a clan name refers to an inIn the 70’s, my husband time, indeed well past time. But still dividual’s ancestral heritage; and I became friends with the heart catches when the news finally the use of one’s clan name a South African couple, stu- comes. Regina M. Prude is considered gracious. So, dents at American Baptist Waking up to a world without NelWhat counts in life is not today, we salute Mr. Man- College, the Pudules. Elias son Mandela is not unimaginable. We the mere fact that we have dela, not just South Africa’s was “colored,” and Doreen, have come perilously close to it over Madeba—but ours as well. “black.” I was appalled at the and over again. The idea of Nelson lived. 12B THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE • Thursday, 27 - December 2014 On the official page of bizarre November system of apartheid, Mandela was 3, strong. But the reality of It is what difference we the Mandela Foundation, which meant that he could Nelson Mandela had been on life suphave made to the lives of othtributes and condolences own their home but she port for a long time. ers… NashvilleMarriageNetwork.com are posted from around the could not. By Dr. Chris Jackson, Now only the idea remains. — Nelson Mandela world. An Italian composer Madeba’s life reminds us Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013. created a piano solo entitled that, in small or great ways, “He was, and by the time of his death Nelson Rolihlahla Man- “Madeba.” Others shared we can each take an unwavwas universally held to be, a great man; dela. What a life! His was remembrances of his living ering stand for forgiveness he may well be theetc. lastWithout of the great one ofOne the most incredible of the more demonstration sexuality are physically, emotionally, and spiritually. the essence, the sign (sex) is just an of character- and love, transcending the men, as thecation, concept of greatness retires Nelson Mandela lives of anyone who existed controversial chap- istics When sexual relationship onlyweone-dimensional, we our cherish—bravery, reality ofiswhat are facempty and useless symbol. in the last 1,000 years. This hope, fearlessness, determi- ing. Plant a tree today so that into the historical shadows,” writes JM ter titles in remembers my book, it is much more likely to break when pressure is applied. Coetzee. he was a verythe shrewd God designed genital contrary union not to mark startpolitiof week, the world nation. someone, in the future, has I am grateful for Nelson Mandela cian. And he used forgiveness not to The Black Christian In the book, Sexual Character, Marva Dawn exposes him in a myriad of ways, culMandela entered Rob- shade. a hot relationship, but to accent and consummate a perin life because he gave us something turn the other cheek but as an extrememinating his being laid ben Singleswith Guide to Datwhat union is Islandhappens prison as when a radi- sexual © Regina M. overemphasized Prude, to look up to. But I am also grateful to manently committed, divinely orchestrated union that is ly effective political strategy. toing rest in Soweto. and fito erythe orator 2013 Regina an inspiraand Sexuality, is: calasactivist opposed development ofisthe whole relationhim in death. In an excellent piece about Mandela A diplomatically resplen- who had not yet honed his tional speaker & author. blesseddied by God and benefitting to the Kingdom. Nelson Mandela on December Sanctifi ed service Sex. recThe skills ship: “[Sometimes] sexual union, which is dent memorial as a savvy negotiator. Comments: regina@regi- 5th. But in India by the time we woke for The Globe and Mail, Stephanie Noterm him Sanctifi edas “His Sex Twenty-seven most satisfying as hethe naprude.com culminating expresognized Tuesday years later, or POB 58795, up to news of his death it was already len writes that when Mandela went to Excellency Nelson Mandeemerged ready to take cenNashville, TN 37205. Blog: December 6th. For us that day marks Robben Island, guards ordered him to emerged from my sion of growing intimacy in many human dila,” founding President of a ter stage as a liberation hero, www.reg inaprude.com; a different anniversary. December 6, dig and then climb into a grave-shaped frustration with the mensions, [is] ripped out of that context and free and democratic South displaying the unique gift of Facebook: www.facebook. 1992 was the day the Babri Masjid trench in the prison yard. Mandela termsNobel typically placed the initiating act for relationships. Africa, laureate, used and quiet graceas capable of trans- com/reginaprude; Twitter: came down and brought in its wake a surely thought that this was the end. toembodiment express theof biblical Since every it thentense has mono corresponding intimathe courage forming http://twitter.com/rprude. communal horror whose ghosts still But instead as he lay in the grave he perspective regard- cies, improvements must deal with the very DR. CHRIS JACKSON haunt Indian politics. No truth. No rec- had dug, they urinated on him. Years onciliation. Just bitterness. ing sexuality. This act itself, and consequently we have to write later, when drawing up the list of the This December 6th, Narendra Modi, select group to invite to his inaugural perspective is usually manuals on techniques to make “sex” more the man who remains the most polarisdinner as president of South Africa, communicated with words and phrases as absti- exciting. This sales1501@aol.com is the wrong remedy for our ing symbol of the legacy of Ayodhya Callsuch 615-321-3268 or email Mandela invited many eminent figures in Indian politics today, mourned Mannence, celibacy and just say no. These terms all seem emotional aches. The true source of pain has from the fight against apartheid. But dela on Twitter with not one, but three to have a predominately negative and unattractive con- not been diagnosed.” the one name he is said to have insisted tweets. notation. The notion of Sanctified Sex is a way of unDawn affirms that intercourse was deRIP Nelson Mandela. The world has on was that of a former jailer. derstanding and relating to our partner that involves signed as a sign of marital union. We must lost an apostle of peace & non-violence Mandela’s capacity to forgive is all who redefined the journey of his nation the more powerful because it was not commitment, tenderness, care, concern, vulnerability, look beyond the sign itself and concentrate for the good of humankind. just a deeply held principle. “People personal and joint development, intimacy, and spiritual on the essence to which the sign points. The Many of us are not fortunate to see have got the idea that we prisoners sat growth. essence of the relationship is love, commitGandhi ji alive. We are blessed to see in prison and one day we said, ‘From the life of Nelson Mandela, who emThree primary ways of communicating intimacy and ment, trust, honesty, partnership, communinow on, it’s reconciliation, forgiveness, bodied his values & ideals. My heartfelt condolences to Nel- no revenge’ - but that was just flowing son Mandela’s family & the people of from the policy of non-racialism; it was Lee Chapel AME Church, 1732 Scovel St., South Africa. We stand by them in this policy,” Mandela said. Mandela saw forgiveness as the hour of grief. Will worship at Words are easy. Boilerplate words only way forward in a country where a of condolence are even easier. But majority and a minority had to learn to ance joieChurch de vivre. Paul wrote Mt theseBethel words ofBaptist perhaps our politicans can stop for a live together. He did not try to wrest an Arthur Nashville “great harvest” God has encouragement1501 for us today, not St.,The moment, to remember on this bloody apology out of his oppressors. He was for us is only visible10:00 according just in a letter to the 9:00 churchAM, at Worship anniversary for us in India, Mandela’s clear that just as it could not be a counSunday School Service AM greatest gift to the world - forgiveness to His timetable. Whether that’s Galatia nearly 2,000 years ago. try of white domination, it could not be Edward L. Thompson, Pastor as a political strategy. First, he had a warning. Watch now or later does not really matReuters Mandela has been turned a country of black domination either. out! Beware of the twin enemies ter to me. God takes care of the into a saint in his latter years. His death “(I)n any future dispensation, the mawill only add to that halo. But as Tony jority would need the minority. ‘We do It’s doing theBreakfast, work that of fatigue and exhaustion. Don’t “when.”Continental Blair reminisced on BBC people forget not want to drive you into the sea,’ he Prizes and get tired of doing good. Refuse counts. that he was not above politics. On the wrote in his autobiography. Pictures with Santa!!

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whose we are. The second commandment given to us by our Lord and Savior states that “thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 22:39).” The commandment also gives us both a theoretical and theological framework for thanking God with our hands. We are to find a way to serve others, just as Jesus served as The Suffering Servant for all of humanity. Thanking God with our hands during this holiday season may involve serving food at a food kitchen, giving can goods to a food pantry and visiting those who are incarcerated or physically unable to worship with a body of believers. Thanking God with our hands is finding a concrete way to embody the scripture: “The greatest among us shall be your servant (Matthew 23:11).” To be sure, God has given us many things for which to thank Him (e.g., our family and our friends). During this season of Thanksgiving, let us thank God for helping us to find and embrace the perfect balance between head, heart and hands.

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AsktheElder This Thanksgiving weekend I’m asking each and every person reading this article to say a prayer with me as we remember people who are not as blessed as others. We have military families stationed here in the U.S. who are as far away from family and without food and resources just as those in the military stationed overseas. There ELDER LAWSON are no words that can express what it’s like to be in another country during times when families come together and a person can’t be with their loved ones. It’s tough on that individual as well as their families. Please remember college students. There are many students who can’t afford to go home so they’re stuck in their dorms. Often times during these years they don’t

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Giving Thanks get to eat a Thanksgiving meal because their schools are completely closed. Please keep students all around the country in prayer. This season please remember all those who do not have food. Every year about this time I always remember the time my fellow radio personalities and I went into many of the housing areas on Thanksgiving to bring and also serve food. I will never forget the amount of kids, elderly and overall people who came out to eat. These people had no food. The pain in my heart hurts just as bad today as it did those many years ago. The pain was not only because they didn’t have food that day, but to know if that great amount of people didn’t have food that day, they didn’t have food the other days of the week as well. These are the times when I also reflect on our politicians who cut services to those who really stand in need. If you serve in any political office and you believe it’s a good idea to cut services to those who stand in need, in particular food stamps, I urge you, I challenge you to go out to these types of area’s and visit with these people, speak to these people, hear the stories from these people, get to know these people, and do more than simply talk

about these people as though they should simply be able to just pick themselves up by their boot-straps and make lemon-aid of out lemon. First a person has to have a lemon, then a person needs to plant that lemon seed, and then that person needs time to allow that seed to grow to the point it can be harvested. Lord we come together to say thank you for another year, a year of Thanksgiving and praise giving. Lord we ask that you touch our soldiers, our students and all those who go without eating on a daily basis, we ask you to move into their circumstances and create change in their direction, their hearts, and manifest your spirit to the degree love fixes things, in Jesus name, amen. Questions & comments email, Elderxlawson@yahoo.com, Listen to “Real Gospel” Sunday’s 9am–12n on 88.1FM. This Sunday it’s the Urban Gospel Explosion, all Nashville Artist all morning long! Listen online at WFSKFM.ORG, Twitter @XuamLawson, Facebook, Real Gospel website, http://xuamlawson. wix.com/rgwtx


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