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Tennessee’s Trailblazing Legislator Dies MEMPHIS, TN — Rep. Lois DeBerry, a longtime member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and former Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee house, died Sunday “surrounded by family and friends, according to a press release sent by Deidre Malone of the Carter Malone Group. Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus Lois DeBerry passed away from complications resulting from a four year battle with pancreatic cancer. In the years following her diagnosis, Speaker Pro Tem Emeritus DeBerry remained positive and upbeat while channeling her energy and passion into helping raise the awareness of

Lois DeBerry

this deadly disease. Rep. DeBerry, 68, had suffered from a long battle with cancer. But despite her illness, she missed only a few days of this year’s legislative session that ended in Mid-April. She was regularly in her Nashville office earlier this month, and even seen walking in a shopping mall. Rep. DeBerry defied the odds which show that nearly 80% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer succumb to the disease within the first year. In 2012, three years after her initial diagnosis, DeBerry joined with Governor Haslam in proclaiming November to be Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in

order to promote awareness and support efforts to create better treatments for this aggressive form of cancer. “Tennessee owes Lois DeBerry a debt of gratitude for her immeasurable contributions to improving the health, welfare, and well-being of the people of our state,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner. “Lois was an irreplaceable member of our caucus and she will always have a place in our hearts and memories.” In May of 2011, the legislature passed House Joint Resolution 516, DeBerry Continued on page 2A

CIVIL RIGHTS

50th Anniversary of March on Washington By Ron Wynn

The 1960s were a turbulent time in athletics along with rest of American society, and some major pro starts were in the forefront participating in events reflecting the Civil Rights Movement. It would be the era when Tommie Smith and John Carlos shocked the world with their symbolic protest at the 1968 Olympics, Curt Flood ushered in the era of free agency by refusing a trade in 1969, and Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and refused induction into the military in 1967. But all of these preceded The March on

Washington August 28, 1963. This event was the culmination of a year that saw attack dogs and fire hoses turned on young people in Birmingham, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penning his remarkable “Letter From Birmingham City Jail” behind bars, and demonstrations taking place from the East Coast to the West Coast. Black athletes weren’t that prominent in many of these events. But a couple of high profile sports icons went against the grain and joined the March. Without question the biggest was Jackie Robinson, the man who integrated modern-day baseball. Robinson was always a paradox, despite

his track record of militancy dating back to his time in the army. Once freed from an early obligation not to speak out by Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, he agitated against everything from the slowness of the American League to integrate to the lack of Blacks in visible positions of authority throughout MLB. Still, others hadn’t forgotten his lambasting of Paul Robeson before the House on Un-American activities, support for the Vietnam War, and generally conservative views that saw him support Nixon over Anniversary Continued on page 11A

Jackie Robinson

Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III Announced As Next Presiding Bishop

Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III

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NASHVILLE, TN — It’s official! Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III will succeed Bishop Paul S. Morton as Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. Morton, who will retire in 2015, founded FGBCFI 20 years ago, made the much-anticipated announcement in Louisville, KY among thousands of FGBCFI Conference Attendees and a worldwide television viewing audience. The appointment, which was determined by the votes of the FGBCFI Bishop’s Council, sends a powerful message of trust and respect in Walker, the 45-year-old proven and successful leader.

“I’m humbled and thankful by this God ordained responsibility and opportunity. I’m so grateful for the confidence Bishop Morton and the Bishop’s Council have shown in choosing me as the next Presiding Bishop. Certainly, I am committed to the positive future of the Fellowship. I will continue to work hard each and every day to insure that the mission and vision established by our founder is fulfilled. We will remain strong, committed and undivided during this transition.” Bishop Joseph Walker pastors one of the largest churches in the United States, Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, TN, which has grown

from 175 members in 1992 to over 28,000 members today. Mt. Zion Baptist Church is one church, with three locations, offering 30+ ministries for social and economic enhancement of the Nashville community and abroad. Named as one of the top 20 African-American Pastors in the country by TheRoot.com, Walker sits on noteworthy national boards, including the board of the American Red Cross, and holds a Governorappointed post on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. The influential leader, while preaching Bishop Continued on page 11A

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could I have done to be called down to his office,” she said. Kendra Jones, 18 of Nash- “I had never been called down ville, always knew she wanted to the principal’s office before to attend college, but was never and I walked in and saw these sure how she would pay for it. people.” The people Kendra met That all changed the day her principal at Maplewood High were actually Argosy UniverSchool asked her to visit his of- sity Admissions Representative Kara Duke and Campus fice. “At first I thought what President Dr. Roger Widmer. By Jason Luntz

The two had visited Maplewood searching for eligible candidates for the University’s new High School Scholarship Program. Kendra was excited to find out she was the first student selected into the program. Argosy University, Nashville Campus, created a new

l-r, Argosy Admissions Rep Kara Duke

Argosy with scholarship winner Kendra Jones

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Services Announced For Lois DeBerry “I have lost a friend and Tennessee has lost a Pioneer. Lois was a force to be reckoned with on the Hill and tirelessly worked diligently on issues, particularly for children and senior citizens. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.” -Senator Thelma Harper

Dr. Terry Spurlin, a Meharry medical school graduate, is the guest this week on Take 10 on Tuesdays with the Tennessee Tribune. Social media director Jason Luntz interviews Dr. Spurlin about Her new practice, music city dental family practice. You can see the interview at www.tntribune.com Senator Thelma Harper

Family Graveside Service, Saturday, August 3, 2013, 10:00 AM, Elmwood Historic Cemetery, Memphis, TN 38104, Phone: 901.774.3212 Legacy Celebration, Saturday, August 3, 2013, 12:00 PM, First Baptist Church - Broad, 2835 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the following: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network www.pancan. org Lois M. DeBerry Memorial Fund, National Black Caucus of

State Legislators, P.O. Box 179, Madison, AL 35758, Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in memory of Lois M. DeBerry 1702 Silver Street Memphis, TN 38106 The family of Lois M. DeBerry wish to express their most sincere appreciation for the tremendous outpouring of support and encouragement during this time.


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Cohen’s Statement on the Passing of Lois DeBerry

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sponsored by Speaker Emeritus Jimmy Naifeh, which named honored Rep. DeBerry with the title of “Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus.” In accepting the honor of the position, DeBerry told her colleagues that “I’ve never done anything to get a return, every decision that I’ve tried make came from my heart.” Through her status as Dean of the House, Speaker Pro Tem DeBerry acted as a mentor and leader for many legislators over her forty years of service to the state. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from and work with Rep. DeBerry,” said Rep. Karen Camper. “When I first got elected she took me under her wing and helped teach me how to

l-r, Lois DeBerry - Former Speaker of the House Pro Tempore, Michelle Obama - First Lady and Brenda Gilmore - State Representative

best represent the needs of my constituents. I know there were many other legislators like me over the years, both Democrat and Republican, who benefited from her wisdom and generosity. I am truly blessed to have known and worked with Rep. Lois DeBerry.” She was first elected to the Tennessee House from South Memphis at 27. DeBerry won re-election 20 consecutive times, and was the longest-serv-

ing current member in the entire state body, and second longest overall behind only veteran state Senator Douglas Henry, D-Nashville. DeBerry was also Dean of the Shelby County legislative delegation, and the first African-American woman elected from the county. She was the second Black woman elected to the legislature. DeBerry Continued on page 11A

TSU President Glover’s Remarks on Passing of DeBerry NASHVILLE, TN — “On behalf of the entire Tennessee State University family, I extend heartfelt condolences to the family of State Representative Lois DeBerry. The state of Tennessee has suffered a great loss, while TSU has lost a true advocate and friend.” “As a student, I worked on her initial campaign

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to the legislature and developed a close friendship that only deepened over the years. She often served as a morning prayer partner. Lois will be greatly missed for her commitment to serving others and her diplomacy to achieve a better life for all Tennesseans.”

MEMPHIS, TN —Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement upon learning of the passing of Tennessee House Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus Lois DeBerry, the longest serving member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and the first female and only African American to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore: “Tennessee has lost a legend today,” said Congressman Cohen. “Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus Lois DeBerry was an historic African American legislator and a go to person on everything from civil rights

Tempore of the House.” “As the longest serving member of the House, her fame was greatest in her hometown, but the respect she earned extended nationally among members of the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, and the Deltas. Since being State Rep. Steven Cohen elected in 1972, she always to children’s and women’s served her community in issues. She led a life of firsts, a special manner and gave becoming the first Afri- so much back. She will be can American female to be sorely missed by all of those elected to the General As- she helped. It was an honor sembly from Shelby County to serve with Lois and see and the first female as well the difference she made as the only African Ameri- each and every day. Hers can to serve as Speaker Pro was truly a life well lived.”

Former House Speaker Naifeh Comments on DeBerry Passing NASHVILLE, TN — Former House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh issued the following statement upon the death of his long-time friend Speaker Pro Tem Lois DeBerry. “I have known Lois DeBerry since 1974 when I was first elected to the House of Representatives. She had been elected just two years earlier and we were best friends from the very beginning.    Lois is a true Tennessee stateswoman. In the Legislature she led the way on a number of issues important to all Tennesseans including healthcare,

education, corrections oversight, and economic development. The Lois DeBerry Center in Nashville, named after her, revolutionized the way we dealt with our incarcerated population and she deserves much of the credit for bringing our prison system out from under federal oversight and into the 21st century.  She served with, worked with and provided advice not only to legislators but also to seven Tennessee Governors including Governors Haslam, Bredesen, Sundquist, McWherter, Alexander, Blanton and

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Dunn.  They all respected her opinion and listened closely to her advice.   During my 18 years as Speaker of the House, Lois served as Speaker Pro Naifeh Continued on page 11A


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Leadership Franklin Announces New Class

Randall Bechtel

Steve Blackman

J.Edward Campbell

Miranda Christy

Ramon Cisneros

Lisa Clayton

Kristen Corn

Tom Curl

Tina Edwards

Deb Enright

Kelly Gilfillan

Mike Jordan, Sr.

Vickie Manning

Susan Minor

Carol Penterman

Will Powell

Jason Ritzen

Joshua Rogers

Ben Rooke

Celeste Ware,III

FRANKLIN, TN — The 20132014 Class of Leadership Franklin has been selected and the 20 participants will begin the ninemonth program in August. The class was selected from the largest pool of applicants Leadership Franklin has received since the organization was founded in 1996. “We are excited about the number and the quality of the applicants for this year’s class,” states Paula E. Harris, Executive Director. “The selection committee had a very tough task narrowing the

field to 20 members.” “The 2013-2014 Class of Leadership Franklin is another excellent group of leaders who are engaged in making Franklin and Williamson County an even better place to live, work, and play,” comments Debbie Henry, Associate Executive Director. “The number of applicants tells us that the impact Leadership Franklin has on our community is attractive to leaders who want to make a difference.” Class members include ex-

ecutives and senior community leaders who are selected based on diversity of industry, ethnicity, and age, serving as a representative cross-section of Franklin and Williamson County citizens. Participants commit to a two-year involvement in the organization. During the first year, class members work through a program that develops their knowledge of Franklin and understanding of issues and organizations in Williamson County. The second year of commitment involves mentorship of the following class members. The Leadership Franklin Class of 2013-2014 includes: Randy Bechtel – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Steve Blackman – Heritage Church of Christ, J. Edward Campbell – Synergy Realty Network, Miranda Christy – Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Ramon Cisneros – Millenium Marketing, LLC, Lisa Clayton – City of Franklin, Kristen Corn – City of Franklin, Tom Curl – SunTrust Bank, Tina Edwards – GraceWorks Ministries, Deb Enright – Williamson County Schools, Kelly Gilfillan – BrentWord Communications, LLC, Mike Jordan, Sr. – City of Franklin Police Department, Vickie Manning – Pinnacle Financial Partners, Susan Minor – Franklin Housing Authority, Carol Penterman – Interim Healthcare of Middle Tennessee, Will Powell – Franklin Synergy Bank, Jason Ritzen – Ritzen Group, Inc., Joshua Rogers – Williamson County Juvenile Court, Ben Rooke – Brasfield & Gorrie, Celeste Ware, III – Direct General Leadership Franklin is a nonprofit organization originally founded in 1996 to develop leadership and community engagement to further a vision for Franklin and Williamson County. For more information about the organization, visit www.leadershipfranklin.org .

Kiwanis Club Names Buchanan Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year NASHVILLE, TN — Kiwanis Club of Nashville is delighted to honor Steve Buchanan as 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.” Nothing has helped boost the esteem of Music City quite like the debut season of “Nashville.” As executive producer, Steve Buchanan birthed the idea of the scripted ABC drama and brought it to life. In 2012, multiple guest speakers for Kiwanis, including Mayor Karl Dean, Nashville CVB CEO Butch Spyridon and chief economic development and marketing officer for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Janet Miller, noted how important this prime time series has been to the growing national and international interest in our beloved city. Buchanan is indeed a champion for Nashville which he demonstrates daily through his leadership as president of the Opry Entertainment Group, his role as executive vice president of Ryman Hospitality Properties, involvement in multiple associations and his newest role as executive producer of “Nashville.” Throughout his career, he has worked to not only promote music and artists but also help to preserve its roots. Because of his efforts, other Nashville landmarks are thriving today, particularly the Ryman Audito-

Steve Buchanan

rium, which Buchanan oversaw complete renovations in 1993-94. Through Buchanan’s vision and guidance, “Nashville” is an authentic portrayal of both the city and country music industry, providing a positive glimpse into Music City in more than 60 countries around the world. As a result, the program has generated consistent significant commerce here, including new careers, relocations, positive enthusiasm locally, nationally and internationally, as well as considerable local investment and spending, a tremendous amount of high profile media coverage and new interest from tourists to experience Nashville. “Steve has worked tirelessly to ensure Nashville and country music are recognized for higher social, business and professional standards,” says George H. Ar-

mistead, III, one of three original authors of the accolade, Kiwanis board member and co-chair of the Outstanding Nashvillian committee. “He is a Vanderbilt graduate who remained here and has been an integral segment of our entertainment community now for over 30 years. His leadership and accomplishments last year with “Nashville” are so noteworthy and appreciated. ‘Nashville’ exemplifies his expertise in maintaining and boosting sound public opinion of our city and his perseverance, devotion and focus have already yielded substantial tangible and intangible benefits to the best city in the South. We are forever grateful to him!”  “This honor would not be possible without the involvement of so many creative, hard-working and inspiring people who play critical roles in all that I do,” says Buchanan.  “I am fortunate to have the pleasure of working with the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman, WSM-AM and ABC’s ‘Nashville’ which are all properties that define and communicate the unique character and appeal of this city.” Kiwanis Club of Nashville has presented the Outstanding  Nashvillian   of the Year Award annually since 1980. Past recipients include Martha Ingram, Jack Massey, Vince Gill, Phil Bredesen, Mike Curb, Darrell Waltrip, Marty Dickens, Karl Dean and Ellen Lehman/Brian Williams, among others. Raul Regalado was honored in 2011.

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COMMUNITY Keep TN Beautiful Hires New Leader

NASHVILLE, TN — Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) announces that Melissa “Missy” Marshall has assumed the position of executive director of the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc. Marshall comes to KTnB with more than 20 years of experience in public service. She began her career in state government as a public health educator for the Tennessee Department of Health. Since 1995, Marshall has held several executive positions, serving as legislative liaison for eight state departments, nine commissioners and on the teams of three governors. Prior to her recent appointment, Marshall served nine years as director of Communications and External Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Development Disabilities. “I am honored to be selected to lead the KTnB organization,” Marshall said. “I am looking forward to meeting with and hearing from the state affiliates and local communities on how we can better assist them. I am grateful to be working

Missy Marshall

with such dedicated and knowledgeable staff, board members and local affiliates. I feel privileged to be able to serve the citizens of Tennessee in this capacity.”   KTnB is a public service agency funded by the Beverage Association, Malt Beverage Association and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Together, TDOT and KTnB are committed to making Tennessee a cleaner, greener and healthier state. TDOT and KTnB partner on initiatives to educate and encourage Tennesseans to take responsibility for improving their communities and the environment.

Neal & Harwell Firm Achieve Top Ranking NASHVILLE, TN — Neal & Harwell, PLC received top ranking for its General Commercial Litigation practice in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. In addition, three members of Neal & Harwell are included in the directory of recommended lawyers and law firms. Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr. and James F. Sanders were recognized for excellence in general commercial litigation. James R. Kelley received top ranking for bankruptcy litigation. Chambers USA describes Neal & Harwell as a “formidable force when it comes to handling Tennessee disputes.” Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes. The guide determines its prestigious rankings through an extensive infor-

Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.

James F. Sanders

James R. Kelley

mation gathering process that includes independent research and in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys.


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Justice for Trayvon is About Justice For All solidarity with them. And as we convene our annual convention in Philadelphia this “Trayvon Martin week, we will be intencould have been me 35 sifying our quest for a years ago.” President thorough civil rights in- Barack Obama vestigation, along with efforts to end to racial In the weeks since profiling and abolish the not-guilty verdict of Stand Your Ground in the second-degree laws across the country. murder trial of George Many of those “shoot Zimmerman, widefirst” laws are conspread outrage and tributing to needless legitimate questions bloodshed and are ripe Marc H. Morial about the treatment and for unequal application perception of young based on race. black men in America have reverberA recent study by Texas A & M ated throughout the nation. Last FriUniversity found that Stand Your day, in an unscripted appearance in the White House Press Room, President Ground type laws increase homicides Obama spoke personally about the by 17-50 percent, “which translates historical racial context and the nega- into as many as 50 additional justifitive pre-conceptions that may have led able homicides a year.” And as the to the death of Trayvon Martin. He case of Marissa Alexander shows, the also talked about the racial indignities Florida law is not even being applied and systemic disparities that millions consistently. Alexander, who is black, of black men face every day and the is serving 20 years in prison for firing questionable Stand Your Ground laws a single shot at the ceiling to scare off that may be causing more violence her abusive husband who was chargthan they are supposedly meant to ing towards her with murderous intent. prevent. And the President suggested Unlike the Zimmerman case, a Stand he would use his “convening power” Your Ground self-defense claim did to engage a cross-section of citizens not prevent Alexander’s conviction. in doing more to give African Ameri- Clearly, something is wrong when the can boys “the sense that their country man who killed Trayvon Martin is cares about them and values them and acquitted, while a black woman who is willing to invest in them.” We ap- fired a warning shot gets 20 years. As plaud the President for his insightful President Obama noted, “there is a hiscomments. We hope they touch the tory of racial disparities in the applicanation’s conscience and advance the tion of our criminal laws, everything kind of dialogue and action that is from the death penalty to enforcement needed to heal America’s festering racial divisions and prevent the deaths of of our drug laws.” And as I mentioned in my first colmore Trayvon Martins. umn on the State of Black men several The death of Trayvon Martin has re-energized the civil rights commu- weeks ago, these disparities are more nity and inspired an outpouring of than demeaning, they are leading to citizen action not seen since the height the over-incarceration, under-employof the movement 50 years ago. Last ment and disenfranchisement of milSaturday, in dozens of cities across lions of African American men. The death of Trayvon Martin has the nation, thousands of people, appalled at the Zimmerman verdict, at- ignited a firestorm of protest. And tended peaceful rallies in support of it’s not just about the shooting, but justice for Trayvon Martin and a civil the many ways America continues to rights investigation into his killing. devalue young black men. Justice for The National Urban League stands in Trayvon is about justice for all. Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League

LETTERS TO EDITOR Dear Editor: The head of the prestigious brain research center at University of British Columbia said at a community lecture that of all things to prevent dementia-doing crossword puzzles, having a circle of friends, exercising-- the most important is exercise-- but only if it’s to the point of getting out of breath. (sprinting alternating with slower exercise counts). The brain has to have blood swooshing through it. A study at the same university also found that regular weight lifting and cardio exercise showed improved cognitive performance in 70- to-80 year-olds. I know when I used to take my mom to places where she’d want to walk around instead of sitting around

at home, she would look and act 10 years younger by the time the trip was over. It all goes back to health and lifestyle, as I have said to you before. I’ll never forget one Oprah show where the African-American women in this church expected to get diabetes and when Oprah said, cut out the fried food and sugar and get on the treadmill, they all pretty much told her where to go. The fact is, to keep our brains healthy, we have to exercise. Rosemary Eng Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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Finally, the Barack Obama I Voted For

I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the For more than four experience of getting on years, I have said that I an elevator and a woman liked candidate Barack clutching her purse nerObama better than I like vously and holding her President Obama. Candibreath until she had a date Obama addressed the chance to get off. That question of race head-on happens often.” when pressured to disHe explained, “And I tance himself from Rev. don’t want to exaggerate Jeremiah Wright, the Chithis, but those sets of excago pastor who led him periences inform how the to Christianity. But PresiAfrican American comdent Obama has been a munity interprets what George E. Curry different story. happened one night in According to research Florida. And it’s inescapconducted by Daniel Q. Gillion, an assistant able for people to bring those experiences to professor of political science at the Univer- bear. The African American community is sity of Pennsylvania, in Obama’s first two also knowledgeable that there is a history years in office, the nation’s first Black presi- of racial disparities in the application of our dent made fewer speeches and offered fewer criminal laws – everything from the death executive policies on race than any Demo- penalty to enforcement of our drug laws. cratic president since 1961. And that ends up having an impact in terms Frederick C. Harris, director of the In- of how people interpret the case.” stitute for Research in African-American While being candid about how Whites Studies at Columbia University, noted that generally treat Blacks, President Obama was Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address equally frank when he said a Black person was the first by any president since 1948 to faces a greater likelihood of being killed by not mention poverty or the poor. another African-African than by a White In the words of scholar Michael Eric Dy- person. son, “This president runs from race like a “I think the African American commuBlack man runs from a cop.” nity is also not naïve in understanding that, Obama’s first comment on Trayvon Mar- statistically, somebody like Trayvon Martin tin was that if he had a son, he would look was statistically more likely to be shot by a like Trayvon. But he didn’t say what he peer than he was by somebody else. So folks would do to make sure Black male teenagers understand the challenges that exist for Afriare not treated the way Trayvon was treated can American boys. But they get frustrated, by George Zimmerman. I think, if they feel that there’s no context Obama’s first words in the aftermath of for it and that context is being denied. And Zimmerman’s acquittal were predictably in- that all contributes I think to a sense that if sipid. a White male teen was involved in the same In his written statement, Obama said: kind of scenario, that, from top to bottom, “The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. both the outcome and the aftermath might Not just for his family, or for any one com- have been different.” munity, but for America. I know this case The president demonstrated real courage has elicited strong passions. And in the wake by addressing race in America without being of the verdict, I know those passions may be forced to as was the case with Rev. Wright. running even higher. But we are a nation of Moreover, he challenged us not to let the last laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every chapter of Tayvon’s life be marked a misAmerican to respect the call for calm reflec- guided not guilty verdict. tion from two parents who lost their young “And for us to be able to gather together son.” business leaders and local elected officials To quote another president, I thought, and clergy and celebrities and athletes, and “Well, there he goes again.” figure out how are we doing a better job But last Friday, candidate Barack Obama helping young African American men feel and President Barack Obama finally became that they’re a full part of this society and that one. He spoke with passion, without the aid they’ve got pathways and avenues to sucof a TelePrompTer or notes, about what it’s ceed – I think that would be a pretty good really like to be a Black man in America. outcome from what was obviously a tragic “There are very few African American situation.” men in this country who haven’t had the George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief experience of being followed when they of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of were shopping in a department store. That the National Newspaper Publishers Assoincludes me,” he told reporters in the White ciation News Service (NNPA.) He is a keyHouse briefing room. “There are very few note speaker, moderator, and media coach. African American men who haven’t had Curry can be reached through his Web site, the experience of walking across the street www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow and hearing the locks click on the doors of him at www.twitter.com/currygeorge and cars. That happens to me — at least before George E. Curry Fan Page on Facebook. By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist

Workshops, Seminars, Conferences Blessing or Curse? Continuous training, education and exposure to new people and ideas can lead to continuous improvement, motivation, and engagement. Workshops, seminars and conferences add to the skill set and competency of nonprofit employees, executives, board members and volunteers. The question is: what happens after the workshop or conference? Our experience has shown that the euphoria and “light bulbs” that go off during a workshop or conference sometimes don’t make it back to the office or the board room. It’s no one’s fault – it’s just human nature. Life gets in the way of good intentions, and sparks of creativity and innovation can dim without kindling. One method for ensuring you and your team bring your “aha! moments” back to the office is to create a plan for implementation before attending. Here’s how it works. First determine which workshop, conference or webinar will benefit your organization’s work. Then determine who should attend. Where possible select more than one person – they will become your learning leaders. Prior to attending ask selected participants to write down the three things they are seeking to learn from the event. During the event they should take notes, with an emphasis on recording information and ideas that relate to what they are seeking to learn. After the event, participants should share their learnings and ideas with others in the organization. The presentation should be part of a formal debrief. A team should be created to implement the ideas and learnings, and dates should be set that drive actions towards new goals. This process can apply to learnings

at all levels. Perhaps it is something simple: ensuring all members of the organization have a signature block for their emails that includes the nonprofit’s mission, website, social media and the individual’s direct phone number and email. It could be a bit more complex: integrating the nonprofit’s ticket sales into the donor database, or increasing revenue from special events. Maybe board members have suggestions for how to improve their meetings and increase attendance. The learning – or aha! moment – could require a culture shift. Board members and staff may return from a conference with suggestions for how to better engage the board members, volunteers and staff with fundraising. When a culture shift is required, the first step is to debrief with the executive director. Gain her support and buy-in. Share the plan for how to implement the new idea along with projected outcomes. This process creates opportunities for leadership, and allows those who did not attend the event to benefit from key learnings. When seeking to grow your nonprofit’s fundraising be sure to extend the impact of outside learning opportunities by planning in advance and following through afterwards. Let us know what works for you. Copyright 2013 – Mel and Pearl Shaw; Mel and Pearl Shaw are the authors of “Prerequisites for Fundraising Success.” They position nonprofits for fundraising success. Visit them at www.saadandshaw.com.

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Blackonomics: On What Ground Are We Standing

agenda that we must follow. And our agenda calls for withdrawing economic James, support from you.’ “And so, as a result of this, we are We would like to run this classified ad July 4th thru July 18th, in the newspaper. Please asking you tonight, to go out and tell By James Clingman provide me with a proof, a cost estimate. the NAACP’s online petition, and many your neighbors not to buy Coca-Cola NNPA Columnist have taken to the streets to protest the in Memphis. Go by and tell them not to Thank you, verdict and the stand your ground law. buy Sealtest milk. Tell them not to buy… What has become our mantra in this But is there anything we can do to make Wonder Bread.” post-George Zimmerman are U.S. At- a real change in the way we are treated in Ursula Lazare-Noel “But not only that, we’ve got to torney General, EricAssociates Holder’s (DDA, words Inc) to the court system? Of course, as an opti- strengthen Black institutions. I call upon Directory Distributing the NAACP last week; “We must stand mist, I say the answer is a definite “yes,” you to take your money out of the banks 770-638-6513 our ground” against injustice. Holder but do we know what that is, and are we downtown and deposit your money in 770-638-6542, Fax drew cheers, “Amens,” and a standing willing to do it? ul524w@att.com Tri-State Bank—we want a ‘bank-in’ ovation when he spoke those words. The In his famous “Mountaintop” speech, movement in Memphis… I’m not asking next day, however, Martin Luther King MLK said, “Always anchor our external you something we don’t do ourselves… III spoke to the NAACP, and while he direct action with the power of economic we have an account here in the savings did suggest we stand our ground, he withdrawal… Never stop and forget that and loan association from the Southern went a bit further and reminded me of collectively, that means all of us togeth- Christian Leadership Conference. We’re his father’s speech in Memphis the night er, collectively we are richer than all the just telling you to follow what we’re dobefore he was killed. King III, after re- nations in the world, with the exception ing. Put your money there. You have flecting on our trillion dollar “spending of nine. That’s power right there, if we six or seven Black insurance companies power,” slipped in a little suggestion that know how to pool it. in Memphis. Take out your insurance maybe we should no longer buy Florida “We don’t have to argue with any- there. We want to have an ‘insuranceOrange Juice. Hmmm. body. We don’t have to curse and go in.’” In light of the Zimmerman not guilty around acting bad with our words. We “Now these are some practical things verdict, pressure is on the state of Florida don’t need any bricks and bottles, we we can do. We begin the process of to reverse its “Stand Your Ground” law. don’t need any Molotov cocktails, we building a greater economic base. And I suppose that also means we should do just need to go around to these stores, at the same time, we are putting pressure the same in the other 20 or so states that and to these massive industries in our where it really hurts. I ask you to follow have similar laws on their books. The country, and say, ‘God sent us by here, through here.” So, upon what ground are we standbattle lines have been drawn between to say to you that you’re not treating his ing as we look forward to our next March liberals and conservatives, and the po- children right. And we’ve come by here litical talking heads have been wound up to ask you to make the first item on your on Washington in August 2013? Are we to fire the first volleys at one another. agenda fair treatment…Now, if you are standing only on emotional ground, or More than a million folks have signed not prepared to do that, we do have an are we standing on the firm ground of

the economic base to which MLK referred in his speech? Trayvon is gone, and his parents are dealing with their pain and agony by demonstrating the same kind of dignity and discipline Coretta Scott King showed after MLK’s assassination. Our charge must be to use our collective clout to bring about peaceful change – as MLK said, “We don’t have to argue and curse at anyone.” Just use our collective economic power with the same resolve as Trayvon’s parents. What can we do? Let’s work to get Marissa Alexander out of that Florida prison. March on that in Washington. Sign petitions, write letters, and send emails to Florida Gov. Rick Scott demanding he grant her clemency or whatever he has to do to set her free. This young sister got 20 years for standing her ground against an abusive Black man; she had no place to retreat and fired a warning shot into the ceiling that saved her life. Yes, another travesty of justice in Florida, but one we can act upon to give Marissa Alexander the justice she deserves. If we stand on the right ground in this case, as both MLK’s suggested, at least we can save a life rather than just mourn another one. Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. Web site: blackonomics.com.


6A The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7, 2013

LOCAL

Nashville’s Largest Black Farm-Owning Families Recognized By Inman Otey and Thycula Gray

NASHVILLE, TN — Following “legalized slavery,” from 1619 to 1865, many enterprising Black families were able to acquire large track of farmland throughout the south. Nolensville Road in Nashville is rich with African American families who accomplished an amazing accumulation of large farms and tracks of land. Their family farms and land holding along Nolensville Pike began in earnest south of Old Hickory Blvd. Most of these extended families were interconnected and included the Maxwells whose descendants still operate the only black produce stall in Metro-Nashville’s Farmer’s Market and Maxwell’s Produce Market in Providence, TN. The Rev. Dr. H. Bruce Maxwell, Pastor of Lake Providence MB Church is also a descendant and his father was one of the initiators of the county School Desegregation suit. Another family, the Ruckers, owned and operated one of the largest dairy farms in middle Tennessee off the Nolensville corridor. Also, the area was the location of The Sunset Park where black churches, organizations and families would drive out to for picnics and outings. Some other family names in the area were the Armstrongs, the Bransfords, the Youngs, the Thorntons, the McClains and the Copelands. Pastor Inman Otey of Zion New Jerusalem Church and Ministry said that, “Observing what our ancestors made happen should encourage us, and our coming generations to renew our hearts, minds and finances in such a way that we accomplish, again, what our great ancestors achieved. We can do this by raising-up, studying and honoring our ancestor’s work and by recognizing would our current extended families are contributing. Unfortunately, more than 13.5 million acres of black own farm land in the south has been lost since the beginning of the 1900s, just as most of the originally black own farm lands

Front l-r, Hillary N. Ballard, Deborah E. Bass; back l-r, Valeri Otey Nellis, Velma Dennis Otey, Helen Copeland Hill, Elizabeth Harris, Charles Drew, Sandi D. Bass, RayAnn Dennis and La Donna CopelandPhoto by Elanna “Gabbi” Nellis

around the Providence-Nolensville Road area was sold or lost. Thanks be to God, however, there are descendants who are alive and well who are making noteworthy contributions to the Nashville area, the nation and internationally. This is true of the Minnie Young Copeland and Lee Copeland family whose descendants we honor and recognized today” Christine Copeland was born in Nolensville, TN on the farm owned by Lee Copeland and Minnie Young Copeland. She moved to Nashville and married Edward Henry Bass, a life-time Red Cap with the L&N Railroad. Christine, an entrepreneur, opened Bass’s Beauty Shop. She also had a passion for fashion. This sense of business, beauty and fashion manifested itself in her two daughters, Deborah and Sandi Bass. Deborah co-founded two businesses, one in Los Angeles, CA-- “Plant Place,” and one in Nashville - “Studs and Stones.” She then

worked her way up the corporate ladder and became one of Nashville’s first black Director of Human Resource at Service Merchandise. Sandi Bass has traveled the world and walked the (modeling) runways in Paris, Milan, Rome, Tokyo, and New York blazing trails in the fashion and modeling profession. She was discovered by Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy and modeled for top designers including Valentino, Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi. Eugene Copeland, a descendant of Rosa Copeland McCall and Walter Copeland, served two tours of duty in the Armed Services and had successful careers with Avco Aeronautics and the Yellow Freight Company. Descendant of Thornton Copeland and Annie Mai were Martha Pearl McClain and Earnest McClain whose children are James Wesley, Donald Ray and Maurice who is a teacher in the Jackson, TN School System. Descendants of Thornton Copeland and Anneice Gooch were Elizabeth Gooch Dennis and Mary Estelle Gooch. Children of Elizabeth Gooch Dennis are William Dennis (CA) who owned and operated a neighborhood store before joining the SafeWay Store Corp. He earned, over time, the manager position (the first black) of the largest supermarket in L.A.: Velma Dennis Otey who served 33 years as an English teacher in MetroNashville Middle Schools; Joyace Dennis Peoples (CT) a math teacher; Sheila Dennis William a retired physical education and dance instructor with the Detroit School System; Carlotta Dennis Ballard a retired Librarian with the Louisville, KY School System; Pamela Dennis Henderson (deceased) and Ewania Dennis (deceased). Located at 2223 Morena Street, the Zion New Jerusalem Church meets on the first and third Sundays of each month beginning with a brunch at 11:30 am. Reverend Inman E. Otey, Sr., pastor can be reached at 615-5796461; email: minotey@comcast.net

Bar Association Urges Legislators to Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law WASHINGTON —The National Bar Association (NBA), the nation’s oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges, announced yesterday it is seeking to repeal the 24+ state “stand your ground” laws as part of its “Call for Justice” initiative in conjunction with the families of teenage gun violence victims Trayvon Martin and Hidaya Pendleton and Martin family attorneys. “Stand your ground laws must fall,”

said NBA President John E. Page. “ The ‘Call for Justice’ means that it is time to stand up - stand up against ‘stand your ground’ laws and stand up in the memory of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, and so many others whose killings were carried out by gun violence and justified by these senseless laws. We must not allow anyone to succumb to violence at the hands of vigilantes who devalue human life.”

Stating that “stand your ground” laws have hurt communities across the country by encouraging the use of violence, poor judgment, and even vigilantism, the NBA pledged a number of initiatives seeking changes to the laws. Page presented state ballot measures, Department of Justice involvement, strategic boycotts and civil lawsuits as measures that could press legislators to repeal or at least amend “stand your ground” rules. “The ‘Call for Justice’ is an outcry for legislators to take a closer look at what they are doing to prevent violence against our youth and promote public safety,”

Page said. At the press conference, Page also encouraged all citizens to “Educate - Agitate - Legislate and Donate. Work with the NBA, legal community, and civil rights and community organizations to get their voices heard.” And “arm yourself with information and stay abreast new developments by following the NBA on Twitter @nationalbar.” According to statistics from the National Bureau of Economic Research, homicide rates increase in states with “stand your ground” laws.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7, 2013

The Tennessee Tribune 7A

CIVIC

Leading Ladies Unity Day Celebration CLARKSVILLE, TN — Inspiration, excitement, laughter, cheer, and celebration were all in the air.  That is the feeling that hundreds of people received on June 8, 2013 at the Leading Ladies Mega Book Signing Event in Unity Celebration at the Clarksville William O. Beach Civic Hall. The 2013 Unity Day Celebration was combined with this years Leading Ladies Mega Book Signing event.  “The event was a great success,” said Treva Gordon, founder of Clarksville Unity Day and author of her new book titled Leading Ladies Sharing Our Stories of Inspiration and Faith.  At the book signing, many people also came out to celebrate Clarksville Unity Day.  “Unity Day is a great time where we celebrate our diverse leadership throughout our community. This is our 4th year. It means so much when people from every walk of life can come together to honor and help celebrate people with integrity who serve in ministry, business, military, non-profit organizations, and more,” said Gordon.   Unity Day first began in 2010 and throughout the years has recognized and honored more than 75 men and women from various backgrounds and communities.  Each year in the month of June, the event is hosted by Clarksville’s prominent business leaders, Attorney Kevin C. Kennedy and Yolanda Stewart of F & M Bank. This year more than 600 people filled the room as 40 plus women signed autographs of every person who purchased a book. Special guests in attendance were: Mrs. Rosetta Perry, publisher of the Tennessee Tribune, TN State Representative Joe Pitts, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and more.   One man and eight women were honored throughout the event’s celebration.  Honorees Included: Mayor Kim McMillan (Clarksville, TN ), Tennessee  State  Senator Thelma Harper, Cynthia Pitts (Author, Mentor/Speaker), Katherine Purnell (Daymar Institute, Clarksville Campus President), Tangie Singleton (U.S. Army Soldier), Angella Banks (Founder & CEO Xcellence Inc.), Servella Terry (Executive Director of Tabernacle Christian School), Pastor Frank Washington (Senior Pastor of New Way Community Church , Clarks-

ville) and Hyon S. Lee (Korean Community Leader).  The book, Leading Ladies Sharing Our Stories of Inspiration and Faith,  by Treva Gordon is the combination of more than 50 women who all share their personal stories and or testimonies to inspire women and men of all backgrounds and faiths to win and to succeed.   Some of the book highlights include chapters by Tennessee’s 1st Woman Speaker of the House of Representatives Honorable Beth Harwell, Katherine Purnell, campus president of Daymar Institute, Pastor Ginger Luffman of Faith Outreach Church, Clarksville, Mrs. Servella Terry, Executive Director of Tabernacle Christian School and more.  Tennessee Senator Thelma Harper contributed the books foreword, with a letter of introduction by Grammy Award Winner Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole of the celebrated and world renowned Clark Sisters.  Some of Tennessee 1st  Woman Speaker of the House of Representatives Honorable Beth Harwell, Katherine Purnell, campus president of Daymar Institute, and much more.   Treva Gordon is an author, and motivational speaker. She is married to her husband, Robert and is a mother of three children.  Her web address is www.TrevaGordon.com. Leading Ladies Sharing Our Stories of Inspiration and Faith is available in hardback and softback and can be ordered online at  www.TrevaGordon.com,  or wherever books online are sold.

Leading Ladies 2013 ( All photos by Braxton Photography)

l-r, Mayor Carolyn Bowers (Montgomery County) Mayor Kim McMillan (Clarksville), Pastor Yolanda Morgan

Unity Day Presenters

Unity Day 2013 Honorees l-r: Pastor Frank Washington, Hyon S. Lee, Mayor Kim McMillan, Tangie Smith Singleton, Katherine Purnell, Angella Banks, Servella Terry and Cynthia Pitts

l-r, Rosetta Miller Perry, Mayor Kim McMillan (Clarksville)Treva Gordon

l-r, Treva Gordon, Jacqueline Knight, Yolanda Stewart and Kevin Kennedy


8A The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7, 2013

EDUCATION

Professors Attract Another $1M for Scholarships/Research

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – For the past four years, two professors from Tennessee State University have been relentless in writing grant proposals to initiate and generate funding to begin research projects. Between the two, they have generated more than $7 million to support research, scholarships, and the engineering curriculum to enhance the academic profile of the College of Engineering. Dean of the College, Dr. S. Keith Hargrove, points out that the amount of funding the College has secured is remarkable given the competition for grant dollars. “This is rather impressive since the competition typically results in about a 10-15 percent success rate,” said Dr. S. Keith Hargrove, who along with Dr. Sachin

Shetty, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, have secured grants from the National Science Foundation, Boeing and the U.S. Navy among others. “Because of the competition, re-submissions are very common in this highly competitive field of science and engineering solicitations.” According to Dr. Hargrove, the opportunity to attract external funds through research helps develop students with their involvement, enhance the quality of the academic program, and integrates new knowledge in the classroom and laboratory. Among the many grants secured by Dr. Shetty, he has attracted external funding to support his research in cyber security and advanced visualization. He has collaborat-

Dr. S. Keith Hargrove

Dr. Sachin Shetty

ed with a multi-disciplinary faculty team within and outside of the University to receive more than $3.5 million from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Boeing, and Amazon. He is currently working on multiple NSF funded research and educational projects along with Dr. Tamara Rogers, professor of computer science, worth $500,000 in cloud auditing.

The Air Force has provided more than $700,000 in grants and contracts to support Shetty’s collaborative research with Dr. Mohan Malkani, associate dean and professor, along with Pennsylvania State University in the area of cloud and smartphone security. The Department of Homeland Security has also provided two grants worth $800,000 to support his research with Dr. Deo Chimba, assistant professor

of civil and architectural engineering, in cloud security and incidence management. His partnership with Dr. Hargrove and Rowan University to develop visualization software for engineering education has resulted in multiple National Science Foundation grants of more than $750,000. Shetty has received several awards for his efforts, including recognition from the Annual TSU Research Symposium, a Department of Homeland Security Leadership Award, and Teacher of the Year from the College of Engineering. He also serves as the Director of the Cyber-Defense and Security Visualization Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Hargrove, who not only serves as dean of the College but also as a profes-

sor of mechanical engineering, focuses his research on advanced manufacturing techniques, virtual and augmented reality, and energy storage devices. He recently initiated research in advanced battery technologies, combining the multidisciplinary talents of professors in chemistry, physics and engineering. Hargrove recently traveled to a naval research facility to develop a partnership in batteries, and are currently developing a state-of-the art laboratory for battery testing and evaluation. These efforts are part of the newly formed TIGER (TSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Engineering Research) Institute, a self-sustaining research unit obtained from a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation.

Teachers, Parents and Students Anticipate Aug. 1

Students and teachers alike are awaiting the new changes in store this school year

By A.J. Dugger III

As the new school year rapidly approaches, many parents and school administrators are excited about a new beginning. New ideas have been developed in previous years that are currently being put into action. Among these ideas is the new 5.0 GPA grading scale for high school students in The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. The scale was first put to use last year for students in grades 9 through 11, but this is the first year that high school seniors will be included. This will result in two GPAs being listed on students’ transcripts; one being the new 5.0 GPA and the other being the unweighted 4.0 GPA. So far, this has worked out to be a good thing because some universities request both weighted and unweighted GPAs on the transcripts. The 5.0 GPA system will also allow students to work harder to become valedictorians and salutatorians, in addition to altering the honor student requirements. The College Board, (the administers of the SAT), have recently shown improvements of student performances on college entrance exams and success in college. LeShonda Brunner Williams hopes to see better preparation this year. “I feel that instead of focusing on the T-Cap tests the whole year, the focus should be on how much the children are learning daily to prepare them for college or the future,” said Williams, who has a son attending Antioch Mid-

dle School. “It’s easy to remember answers for a test. But what about knowledge for life?” As for her son, he’s looking forward to playing football this season more than anything else. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Annual Report, 47% of students in Metro Public Schools are African American. The other demographics include 33 % Caucasion, 16% Hispanic, 4% Asian and 0.26% other. Music education will become more varied this year. There will be a student record label at Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School. Also, a mariachi program will be launched at Wright Middle and Glencliff High Schools. All of these projects are part of the “Music Makes Us” Music Education Project, a partnership between community leaders in Nashville, Metro Schools, The Recording Academy, Mayor Karl Dean and music industry leaders in the city. The goal is to extend the curriculum into diverse music genres. “My daughter is one of the few kids I know who really likes school,” said Sally Roland, whose daughter attends a high school in Davidson County. “She has been bored all summer. She’s eager to be around her friends all the time and have something to do with her day.” On August 1, students and teachers in Nashville will get a fresh start.

l-r Scholarship winner Kendra Jones and Argosy Nashville Campus President Dr. Roger Widmer

Argosy From page 1A Middle Tennessee a path to accessing their careers in an accelerated manner. If successful in Nashville, other Argosy campuses across the nation will adapt a similar program. Through this program, students can receive $20,000 in tuition scholarship funds from the university. These funds will be used towards earning their bachelor’s and then their master’s degree, all within a four year time period. The scholarship is pro-rated on a per semester basis through the length of both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Students who are selected have a choice between concentrating in business or psychology; both fields have a strong legacy at Argosy University according to Dr. Widmer. Forty scholarships have been made available for graduates entering the school in the fall of 2013. While some students have already been selected for the program and been rewarded the scholarship, many are still being offered. Admission Representatives at the school are still looking for students who qualify for the program. Jones is extremely excited about the opportunity to be a part of the new program. “It is funny because I was talking to one of my

counselors about how I was accepted to another school and how I really wanted some type of scholarship, five minutes later I was offered one.” She said. “I am very fortunate to have this opportunity.” What also separates this program from what other universities offer, is a blended format of learning both online and on the Argosy campus. Students who attend the school do a majority of their learning on the Internet, but are required to go to class one day out the week for three hours. This blended format allows for an accelerated schedule in which classes are five week’s long. The ability to achieve both a bachelor’s and masters in a four-year period makes the program a great option for non-traditional students. Breanna Brooks, a recent graduate of East Literature Magnet School, finds the program perfect for her situation. “I think it is pretty awesome; I have a one year old so it is very beneficial for me. It will help me start my career early,” said Brooks. “The sooner I finish the sooner I can provide for my child.” Dr. Widmer believes that this program will allow students who may have not considered higher education an option in the past a chance to achieve that goal. “This program is all about helping students break cycles, a lot of times an expectation is modeled for students, such as my

parents were high school graduates and I do not have the aspirations to go beyond that,” he explained. “We think this program can help that student that is trying to break that cycle and establish a new expectation for their family.” To remain in the program students like Jones and Brooks will have to be continuously enrolled with 15 credits each semester and achieve a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. While studying for their master’s students must carry between 9 and 12 credits each semester while still maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. As she prepares for the start of her college experience Jones is prepared to work hard and complete the program on time. “I am the oldest and I have three younger siblings that can look and say if you work really hard these things can happen,” she said. “You work hard and push through it, and when you are done you will be so happy you completed it.” At the time of press there are still slots open for students who are recent high school graduates to enter the program and take advantage of the scholarship. If you know a student who may be interested in the Argosy University High School Scholarship Program, please contact Admissions Representatives Kara Duke at 615-5252856 or Margaret Ward at 615-525-2809.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7, 2013

The Tennessee Tribune 9A

NATIONAL NEWS

50 Years Since March on Washington

Kooskia Internment Camp Discovered in Mountains Of Idaho By Nicholas K. Geranios

Deep in the mountains of northern Idaho, miles from the nearest town, lies evidence of a little-known portion of a shameful chapter of American history. There are no buildings, signs or markers to indicate what happened at the site 70 years ago, but researchers sifting through the dirt have found broken porcelain, old medicine bottles and lost artwork identifying the location of the first internment camp where the U.S. government used people of Japanese ancestry as a workforce during World War II. Today, a team of researchers from the University of Idaho wants to make sure the Kooskia Internment Camp isn’t forgotten to history. “We want people to know what happened, and make sure we don’t repeat the past,” said anthropology professor Stacey Camp, who is leading the research. It’s an important mission, said Charlene Mano-Shen of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle. Mano-Shen said her grandfather was forced into a camp near Missoula, Mont., during WWII, and some of the nation’s responses to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 evoked memories of the Japanese internments. Muslims, she said Thursday, “have been put on FBI lists and detained in the same way my grandfather was.” After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the nation into the second world war, about 120,000 people of Japanese heritage who lived on the West Coast were sent to internment camps. Nearly two-thirds were American citizens, and many were children. In many cases, people

lost everything they had worked for in the U.S. and were sent to prison camps in remote locations with harsh climates. Research such as the archaeological work underway at Kooskia (KOO’-ski) is vital to remembering what happened, said Janis Wong, director of communications for the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. People need to be able “to physically see and visit the actual camp locations,” Wong said. Giant sites where thousands of people were held – such as Manzanar in California, Heart Mountain in Wyoming and Minidoka in Idaho – are well-known. But Camp said even many local residents knew little about the tiny Kooskia camp, which operated from 1943 to the end of the war and held more than 250 detainees about 30 miles east of its namesake small town, and about 150 miles southeast of Spokane, Wash. The camp was the first place where the government used detainees as a labor crew, putting them into service doing road work on U.S. Highway 12, through the area’s rugged mountains. “They built that highway,” Camp said of the road that links Lewiston, Idaho, and Missoula, Mont. Men from other camps volunteered to come to Kooskia because they wanted to stay busy and make a little money by working on the highway, Camp said. As a result, the population was all male, and mostly made up of more recent immigrants from Japan who were not U.S. citizens, she said. Workers could earn about $50 to $60 a month for their labor, said Priscilla Wegars of Moscow, Idaho, who has written books about the Kooskia

camp. Kooskia was one of several camps operated by the Immigration and Naturalization Service that also received people of Japanese ancestry rounded up from Latin American countries, mostly Peru, Camp said. But it was so small and so remote that it never achieved the notoriety of the massive camps that held about 10,000 people each. “I’m aware of it, but I don’t know that much about it,” said Frank Kitamoto, president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial Committee, based in Puget Sound, Wash., which works to maintain awareness of the camps. After the war the camp was dismantled and largely forgotten. Using money from a series of grants, Camp in 2010 started the first archaeological work at the site. Some artifacts, such as broken china and buttons, were scattered on top of the ground, she said. “To find stuff on the surface that has not been looted is rare,” she said. Camp figures her work at the site could last another decade. Her team wants to create an accurate picture of the life of a detainee. She also wants to put signs up to show people where the internment camp was located. Artifacts found so far include Japanese porcelain trinkets, dental tools and gambling pieces, she said. They have also found works of art created by internees. “While it was a horrible experience, the people who lived in these camps resisted in interesting ways,” she said. “People in the camps figured out creative ways to get through this period of time.” “They tried to make this place home,” she said.

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Marchers in 1963 called for the end to segregation in everyday life. More than 250,000 people participated in the march.

Deltas Visit White House

President Obama met with members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated in the Oval Office to commemorate the organization’s centennial anniversary and their 51st convention. The President congratulated them on their 100 year anniversary. He acknowledged their long history of community service, mentorship, and advocacy work in communities across the country. Attendees were: Past National President Mona Bailey, Past National President Gwendolyn Boyd, Past National President Frankie Freeman, Congresswoman and Past National President Marcia Fudge, Former Labor Secretary Alexis Herman, Member; National President Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, Honorary Delta Sigma Theta member; White House Staff in attendance were: Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Heather Foster, Public Engagement Advisor and Director of African American Outreach

White House Promotes African American McBride WASHINGTON, DC — The Office of Presidential Personnel oversees the selection process for Presidential appointments. Presidential Personnel staff members work to recruit qualified candidates to serve the President in departments and agencies across the government. Jonathan McBride joined the administration as a Special Assistant to the President and the Deputy Director of the Presidential Personnel Office in August, 2009. In February, 2012 he was promoted to be a Deputy Assistant to the President. Prior to serving in the White House, Mr. McBride was the Chief Strategy Officer with Universum, a global Employer

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Branding company, and served as the company’s most senior consultant to companies and agencies looking to attract and recruit top talent. In 2000, Mr. McBride co-founded Jungle Media Group, an award-winning media company. Jungle’s magazines, websites, and live

events served a variety of audiences including MBAs, JDs, college students, African American young professionals, and Hispanic young professionals. The content focused on the ‘career lifestyle’ and informed its readers about how to best navigate current and future career moves. Mr. McBride also worked for Goldman Sachs from 1997 to 2000 and U.S. Senator Herb Kohl from 1992 to 1995. He received his B.A. in Economics and U.S. History from Connecticut College and MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Trustee of Connecticut College and the National Urban League.


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NASHVILLE, TN — State Representative Brenda Gilmore served as hostess for FiftyForward’s Fourth Annual Hats Off to Bordeaux! Hat Fashion Show and Luncheon on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the FiftyForward/Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville, 37203. The event featured a Silent Auction, reception followed by a Luncheon and Hat Fashion Show. News Channel 5’s Meteorologist and Talk of the Town co-host, Lelan Statom, served as guest emcee for the event. This annual event celebrates the historic community of Bordeaux and brings together FiftyForward Bordeaux center members, community leaders and local business partners. This year the event featured exclusively the millinery creations of hatWRKS, a local Nashville millinery shop specializing in custom hat design and repair. Local sponsors include Advance Financial Services, Zycron, Adex! Homesellers, Old Hickory Credit Union and Cigna HealthSpring. All proceeds benefit FiftyForward Bordeaux in providing active aging programming for the Bordeaux community. FiftyForward Bordeaux serves a diverse community of senior adults in Northwest Nashville, specializing in outreach to low-income, disabled and otherwise isolated seniors. More than 78% of FiftyForward Bordeaux members receive free or half-cost membership and FiftyForward provides free transportation to more than a dozen members. Not only does the center provide activities and enrichment, but referrals and access to many beneficial services, including Metro Social Services. For more information on FiftyForward, please visit our website: fiftyforward.org

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DeBerry From page 1A DeBerry served as House Speaker pro tem - a post elected by her House colleagues - from 1987-2011 and was ousted when Republicans took over control of the House, but she still enjoyed the longest tenure of any speaker pro tempore in the General Assembly. “I ran primarily because I felt there were very few people here to speak out on community issues, women’s issues, and I didn’t think education was getting high enough of a profile,” DeBerry said in an interview a few years ago. Condolences and plaudits began arriving Sunday. Former House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, who retired last year after serving with DeBerry upon his first election in 1974, said the two were “best friends from the very beginning.” “Lois is a true Tennessee stateswoman,” Naifeh said. “In the legislature she led the way on a number of issues important to all Tennesseans including healthcare, education, corrections oversight, and economic development. The Lois DeBerry Center in Nashville, named in her honor, revolutionized the way we dealt with our incarcerated population and she deserves much of the credit for bringing our prison system out from under federal oversight and into the 21st century.” Naifeh said DeBerry “served with, worked with and provided advice not only to legislators, but also to seven Tennessee Governors including current governor Haslam, as well as Bredesen, Sundquist, McWherter, Alexander, Blanton and Dunn. They all respected her opinion

Naifeh From page 2A Tempore--the first African American woman to fill this role. She was my constant helpmate and someone I could count on during those difficult days in the legislature. In 2000, the National Conference of State Legislators recognized Lois with the William Bulger Award for Legislative Leadership. This prestigious prize is given to one legislator each year who promotes the good

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and listened closely to her advice.” “Lois loved this state,” he added. “She loved the people of this state. She was the voice for people all across this state, who could not speak out for themselves in our governmental process, the poor, the oppressed, the proverbial people standing in the shadows of life. She rebuffed repeated calls to run for higher office. In 1994, she even turned down a prestigious federal appointment from President Clinton, telling him that her work in Tennessee was simply not finished.” State Representative Brenda Gilmore told the Tribune recently that DeBerry’s contributions were widespread, diverse and historically significant. “Lois DeBerry has been a voice for many decades for women, family and children,” Gilmore said. “She is certainly a legend in her own time. I admire her.” Dr. James A. Hefner, Provost, Clark College, Atlanta said “I have fond memories of Lois DeBerry as a friend and supporter of Tennessee State University during the 14 years I served as president of Tennessee State University. She was a consummate politician who, through her legislative retreats, addressed the problems of higher education, the economic circumstances of African Americans, and political empowerment. We will miss her style, her frankness, her concern for the less fortunate, her voice for equity, fairness, and justice.” She became engaged in the Civil Rights Movement in the ‘60s, and participated in the August 28, 1963 March on Washington. She was also involved in various student sit-ins, and a Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

Rosetta Miller Perry, Publisher of the Tennessee Tribune, a friend who knew Lois during the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis in the 60s and participated with her and other Memphians during the 1963 March to Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his historic “I Have a Dream.” Miller Perry said, “I knew from many in-depth conversations during that historic trip that Lois would go on to be our drum major for justice, peace and righteousness in Tennessee”. Tennessee Speaker Beth Harwell said DeBerry is a unique political figure in the state’s history. “Lois DeBerry is a trailblazer, and has always served in the House of Representatives with distinction,” Harwell said a few months ago in a statement to the Tribune. “I consider her a personal friend. Despite our political differences, I believe she has always put the people of her district and this state first. I look forward to our continued service together.” DeBerry graduated from Hamilton High School in 1962 and graduated from LemoyneOwen College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education in 1971. Lois DeBerry was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 5, 1945. She was the second of five children of Samuel DeBerry, a self-employed truck driver, and the former Mary Page. DeBerry is survived by her husband, Charles Traughber, retired chairman of the Tennessee state parole board, and a son, Michael Boyer, from a previous marriage. DeBerry and Traughber married in 1981. Funeral arrangements were not set at press time.

of legislative institutions by displaying real leadership qualities, including honesty, integrity and hard work. That was the Lois we all knew.    Lois loved this state. She loved the people of this state.  She was the voice for people all across this state, who could not speak out for themselves in our governmental process; the poor, the oppressed, the proverbial people standing in the shadows of life.   She rebuffed repeated calls to run for higher office. In 1994 she even turned

down a prestigious federal appointment from President Clinton, telling him that her work in Tennessee was simply not finished.   I will miss Lois DeBerry. I will miss sitting with her on the floor of the House Chamber. I will miss her laughter and her great sense of humor that I saw so often in our daily discussions. I will miss her example and her leadership for our state. But most of all, I will miss my best friend.”

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Anniversary From page 1A Kennedy in 1960. Robinson balanced some of that with his active participation in the March on Washington. There are several photographs showing Robinson marching along with over 250,000 that day in the walk from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. He was later interviewed on national television holding his son David. Robinson openly criticized his former Brooklyn teammates, saying he was extremely disappointed he couldn’t get them to join him in the March. He spoke with vigor and pride, calling this “one of the greatest days in my life.” Another prominent athlete there was legendary Boston Celtics

Bishop From page 1A seven services per week at Mt. Zion Church, has an international Internet, television and radio ministry reaching hundreds of thousands around the world. Bishop Paul S. Morton presented Bishop Walker to the anticipating conference attendees with gracious comments. “I appreciate dedicated people. I thank God for the 21 spirit-filled men of the Bishops’ Council. We listened to God for an answer as to ‘who should be the next Presiding Bishop’, said Morton. Trust me and the people God has assigned to my life, this was not a political process. It happened through much prayer. I thank God for His faithfulness. Bishop Walker is a man of character and integrity. The hand of God is upon his life. A new anointing is on his life for this moment and for this time. I ask Full Gospel to extend the same kind of respect to him, as you have given me. I’ve watched his ministry. Please trust my faith in God with this assignment. I believe he’s

center William Felton “Bill” Russell.He was among the most outspoken Black athletes in any sport throughout his career, and his willingness to take unpopular stands on behalf of equality and justice was later a recognized by the Civil Rights leadership. Russell and former Harlem Globetrotter Manny Jackson received the National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Awards for contributions to civil and human rights in 2006. At that time, he did an extensive interview with USA Today sportswriter Roscoe Nance that included his memories regarding the March. “I had met him (Dr. King), and I was at the March on Washington,” Russell recalled. “I was invited to be on the podium. I thought it was

best for me to participate in the way I participated. These folks had done a lot of work to put the whole things together, and they should be the ones on the podium and I shouldn’t be a part of it.” Various stories have claimed Jim Brown, Althea Gibson, then Cassius Clay, Meadowlark Lemon, Olympic hero Rafer Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain also attended. A number of athletes were there, but stayed in the shadows and away from television cameras out of fear there could be reprisals against them from team ownership. But whatever the case, Jackie Robinson and Bill Russell took the mantle and represented Black athletes as part of more than 250,000 at what became the largest demonstration in the nation’s capital.

[Walker] going to take us where we need to be.” Bishop Walker will assume his role during a season where the church culture is wrestling with an array of challenges and negative media surrounding it. An astute, spiritual motivator, Walker has turned tragedy and hardship into triumph and testimony: in 2005, his first wife passed away due to cancer; in 2007, his home was destroyed by fire; and in 2012, a flurry of baseless and unmerited lawsuit allegations were filed against him. The adversities have tempered Walker to be a leader prepared to lead a movement. In 2009, Bishop Walker remarried; in 2009, Bishop Walker’s home was restored; and in 2012, the lawsuit allegations were dismissed 100% by the Tennessee Judiciary. As a champion of the faith, Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III continues to carry the message of love, faith and hope that has inspired the world for more than 2,000 years. About Bishop Joseph Walker, III: Noted as one of the most educated and influential leaders in the ministerial community, Bishop Walker, born in

Shreveport, LA, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University, a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Recently, Walker was elected as the next Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, a fellowship of 2,000 churches and two million members. He is the author of eight books, including the current top selling title, Becoming A Couple of Destiny. Bishop Walker also serves as the Bishop of Senior Pastors within the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. Walker is married to the former Dr. Stephaine Hale. She is the Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Vanderbilt University and they have one beautiful daughter, Jovanni Willow Walker. For more information, please visit: mtzionnashville.org and josephwalker3.org For more information, please visit: www. fullgospelbaptist.org

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12A The Tennessee Tribune NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Louie Tuck Louie Tuck Estate and Nina Tuck to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated March 2, 2006 in the amount of $64,500.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20060308-0026964, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-KS4 by assignment; and, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-KS4, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 8, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: A certain tract or parcel of land located in Davidson County, Tennessee, described as follows to-wit: Being Lot No. 40 on the plan of Knoll Subdivision, Section 3, of record in Plat Book 2854 at Page 110, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Said Lot Number 40 fronts 82.28 feet on the Northeasterly margin of Bettie Drive and runs back between lines measuring 221.82 feet on the Northwesterly side and 220.18 feet on the Southeasterly side to a dead line in the rear on which it measures 54.9 feet. Being the same property conveyed to Louie D. Tuck and wife, Nina Tuck from Louie D. Tuck by Quitclaim Deed dated March 2, 2006 and recorded simultaneously herewith on ______ in Book _____, Page______, Instrument No. 200603080026963, Registers Office for Davidson County. Nina Tuck signing Deed of Trust conveying her marital rights. This conveyance is subject to all matters of record on plat in Plat Book 2854, Page 110, Registers Office for Davidson County. Parcel ID No.: 044-09-0-041.00 Map & Parcel No.: 044-09-0-041.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 809 Bettie Drive, Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138 CURRENT OWNER(S): Louie D. Tuck and Nina Tuck SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-01999 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 7/18/2013, 7/25/2013, and 8/1/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #55760 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Sarah Hunt to Realty Title & Escrow Company, Inc, Trustee dated April 28, 2005 in the amount of $100,500.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20050503-0049447, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Trustee for Residential Accredit Loans, Inc., Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-QA8 by assignment; and, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Trustee for Residential Accredit Loans, Inc., Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-QA8, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 8, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee being Lot No. 240 on the Plan of the Country, Section 6-B, of record in Plat Book 5200, Page 741 and Page 742, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete description of said lot. Being the same property conveyed to Sarah Hunt, unmarried by deed from David G. Matheny, Jr. and wife, Marcia Jo Matheny, of record in Instrument No. 20050503-0049446, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. This conveyance is subject to all easements, restrictive covenants and conditions, and other matters of record, including all items set out on any applicable plat of record. Parcel ID No.: 15007-0-315.00 Map & Parcel No.: 150-07-0-315.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3348 Country Ridge Drive, Antioch, Tennessee 37013 CURRENT OWNER(S): Sara Hunt SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: VAK M8 Fund, LLC, Arrow Financial Services, LLC OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-02027 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 7/18/2013, 7/25/2013, and 8/1/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #55761 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 10, 2006, executed by JOSEPH H. BEALE A/K/A JOSEPH BEALE, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M WILSON JR, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 17, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060217-0019543; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON fka THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-6 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 August 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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 LOCATED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY,.TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO-WIT: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY. TENNESSEE, BEING PART OF LOTS NO. “A” AND “B” ON THE MAP OF WEST VIEW HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 421 PAGE 29, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION. BEGINNING ON THE SOUTHERLY MARGIN OF MAXON AVENUE AT THE CORNER OF LOTS “B” AND “C” ; THENCE WITH THE LINE BETWEEN SAID LOTS, SOUTHWARDLY 133.3 FEET AND CONTINUING SOUTHWARDLY 16.7 FEET, IN ALL 150 FEET, TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID PROPERTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JOSEPH BEALE, UNMARRIED FROM RUSTY EDWARDS BY DEED DATED 07/15/02 OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT # 20020723-0088356, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 09114002600 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5705 MAXON AVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37209. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property,

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the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): JOSEPH H. BEALE A/K/A JOSEPH BEALE 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 #55781 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Rebecca Darby to Kathryn Reed Edge, Esq. Trustee dated August 27, 2004 in the amount of $70,500.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20040908-0108748, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as trustee for certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities Trust 2005-2, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-2 by assignment; and, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as trustee for certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities Trust 2005-2, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-2, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 8, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Property located 3202 Priest Woods Drive, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee 37214 and: Being Lot No. 67-A on the Plan of Lake View Village, Section 4, as of record in Book 6250, Page 642, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plan reference is made for a more complete legal description. Being the same property conveyed to Rebecca Darby on 07/31/92, by Deed from Jack Kemp, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of Washington, D.C., filed for record on 08/06/02, in Book 8696, Page 380, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 108-16-135 Map & Parcel No.: 108-16135 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3202 Priest Woods Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214 CURRENT OWNER(S): Rebecca Darby SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. s35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-03182 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 7/18/2013,7/25/2013, and 8/01/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #55784 2013-07-18 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Jackie S. Woods to Leon Sharber, Trustee dated March 12, 2004 in the amount of $92,340.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 200403190031195, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RASC 2004-KS5 by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association FKA The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RASC 2004KS5, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 8, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Being Lot No. 30, Section 1 on the Plan of Parma Heights Subdivision, of record in Book 2133, Page 23, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and detailed description. Being the same property conveyed to the Grantor(s) by deed of record in Instrument Number 20040319-0031194, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 13307-0-247 Map & Parcel No.: 133-07-0-247 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3714 Grubbs Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37211 CURRENT OWNER(S): Jackie S. Woods SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 08-20111 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 07/18/2013, 07/25/2013, and 08/01/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #55815 201307-18 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Brandon Doremus and Amanda Doremus to David W. Kious, Trustee dated January 7, 2010 in the amount of $112,098.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Deed Book GI 9091, Page 643, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the pow-

er and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 8, 2013 commencing at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Tax Map and Parcel Number 34G-B-020 Being located in the Third Civil District of Hamilton County, Tennessee: Lot No. Two (2) of that plat of Unit One (1) Holiday Shores Subdivision, of record in Plat Book 26, Page 22 and 23, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Jonathan P. Yeoman by Warranty Deed from Teresa Dickerson, unmarried, dated October 11, 2006, and recorded in Book 8120, Page 147, Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Subject to any governmental zoning and/or subdivision ordinance or regulation in effect thereon. Subject to restrictions conditions, reservations, easements and stipulations as set forth in Instrument of record in 2086, Page 930 in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Subject to all notes, drainage and/or utility easements, and building setback lines as set out on plat recorded in Book 26, Page 22-23, Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Subject to building setback lines as shown on recorded plat. Subject to Five (5) foot drainage easement reserved as noted on recorded plat. Subject to Twenty (20) foot drainage easement on lot lines as noted on recorded plat. Subject to Anchor Easement as shown on recorded plat. Map & Parcel No.: 34G B20 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13757 Lillard Road, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee 37379 CURRENT OWNER(S): Brandon T. Doremus and Amanda L. Doremus SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-03263 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 07/18/2013, 07/25/2013, and 08/01/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #55883 201307-18 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 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 July 2, 2009, executed by FELIPE MOREJON GUERRA, BRAULIO HOLGUIN ROACHO, MARIA C RUIZ-CORZO, HECTOR VALIENTE ZAMORA, conveying certain real property therein described to HIGHLAND TITLE, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 7, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090707-0063327; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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 LOT NO. 183 ON THE PLAN OF SHEPHERD HILLS, SEC. VIII, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 2854, PAGE 120, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BRAULIO HOLGUIN ROACHO AND MARIA C. RUIZ-CORZO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, HECTOR VALIENTE ZAMORA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AND FELIPE MOREJON GUERRA, AND UNMARRIED MAN AS TENANTS IN COMMON, , BY WARRANTY DEED FROM MARIE F. BURR, DATED JULY 2, 2009, RECORDED 7-7-09, IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 200907070063326 REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 03407005200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 313 TWIN HILLS DRIVE, 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): FELIPE MOREJON GUERRA, BRAULIO HOLGUIN ROACHO, MARIA C RUIZ-CORZO, HECTOR VALIENTE ZAMORA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: First Resolution Investment Corp., MARY D. JONES, UNIFUND CCR ASSIGNEE OF CLASSIC 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 #56057 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 20, 2006, executed by CONNIE MCDONALD, MONTAGUE MCDONALD, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded April 18, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060418-0044397; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 355-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 August 29, 2013 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. 110 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION ONE, WEMBLEY DOWNS, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 301, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. SAID LOT NO. 110 FRONTS 38.50 FEET ON THE EASTERLY MARGIN OF SELSEY COURT NORTH AND EXTENDS BACK 100.00 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY LINE AND 100.00 ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE IN THE REAR MEASURING 38.50 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JASON P. PICCIONE AND WIFE, KATHERINE F. PICCIONE, BY DEED, RECORDED 03/21/2001 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20010323-0028243, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. MAP-PARCEL NO. 06416-0/C/029.00 CO Parcel ID: 064160C02900CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 604 SELSEY COURT NORTH, HERMITAGE, TN 37076. 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): CONNIE MCDONALD, MONTAGUE MCDONALD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: WEMBLEY DOWNS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION 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) 8130992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #56059 2013-07-25 201308-01 2013-08-08 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 14, 2005, executed by TIMOTHY RUCKER, VICKIE RUCKER, conveying certain real property therein described to CONSUMER TRUST TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded December 20, 2005, at Instrument Number 20051220-0152541; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 August 29, 2013 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 SMALL TRACT OF LAND IN THE SECOND CIVIL DISTRICT OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, LYING NORTH OF LOT NO. 39 ON THE PLAN OF SECTION I, CURREYWOOD ACRES, AND DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO A COPY OF SURVEY THEREOF, MADE SEPTEMBER 21, 1955, BY HAL R. SWANN, JR., SURVEYOR, AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE EASTERLY MARGIN OF MCGAVOCK PIKE, AS WIDENED AND LOCATED IN AN INSTRUMENT OF RECORD IN BOOK 2547, PAGE 461, SAID POINT BEING A CROSS ON A ROCK IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NO. 39 OF SECTION I, CURREYWOOD ACRES ABOVE REFERRED TO; THENCE ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT NO. 39, SOUTH 87 DEG. 30 MIN. EAST 220.2 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 2 DEG. 45 MINUTES EAST 193 FEET MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 86 DEG. 45 MIN. WEST 128.3 FEET TO A POINT; A CORNER OF THE JENKINS PROPERTY; THENCE WITH JENKINS` SOUTH LINE NORTH 81 DE3G. 30 MIN. WEST 100.07 FEET TO A POINT IN THE EASTERLY MARGIN OF MCGAVOCK PIKE, SAID POINT BEING MCGAVOCK PIKE, SOUTH 0 DEG. 41 MIN. WEST 205 FEET MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO TIMOTHY MARK RUCKER, MARRIED BY WARRANTY DEED OF EDENA J. CONARD, UNMARRIED DATED JUNE 15, 1995 AND RECORDED JUNE 19, 1995 IN BOOK 9705, PAGE 636, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. MAP AND PARCEL: 134-1-24 Parcel ID: 134010024.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3503 MCGAVOCK PIKE, NASHVILLE, TN 37217. 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): TIMOTHY RUCKER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: VICKIE RUCKER 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 #56073 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Randle Herron and Belinda A. Herron AKA Belinda King to Logos Title & Escrow, LLC, Trustee dated December 29, 2005 in the amount of $76,556.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20060109-0002550, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, September 12, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: The land referred to in this Deed of Trust is as follows: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 130 on the Plan of Fortland Park, Section 2, Addition One of record in Plat Book 2854, Page 85, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete description of the property. Being the same property conveyed to Randle Herron by Deed dated October 14, 1997 from Andrew M. Cuomo, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, of Washington, D.C., of record in Book 10659, Page 992, and corrected to show the dated of said deed as October 16, 1997 by Deed of Correction dated November 13, 1997 of record in Book 10687, Page 593, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. For the purpose of creating a tenancy by the entirety with his wife, the said Randle Herron conveyed an interest to Belinda A. Herron by Quitclaim Deed dated June 11, 2001 of record in Instrument No. 200106190065007, said Registers Office. Parcel Id No.: 83-15-112 Map & Parcel No.: 83-15-112 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 201 Noonan Court, Nashville, Tennessee 37206 CURRENT OWNER(S): Belinda A. King SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: American General Finance Inc. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-03292 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013, and 08/08/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #56079 201307-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 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 September 9, 2005, executed by JUAN M. TAPERIA, VIOLETA C. TAPERIA, conveying certain real property therein described to NASHVILLE TITLE INSURANCE CORPORATION, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 22, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050922-0114091; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-67CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-67CB who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 August 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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. 37 ON THE PLAN OF FINAL P.U.D. PLAN, PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, PHASE II, MULLEN VALLEY, OF RECORD IN BOOK 6250, PAGE 477, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND SUBJECT TO THE COMMON AREA AND/OR SPACE AS SHOWN BY QUITCLAIM DEED OF RECORD IN BOOK 6577, PAGE 17, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JUAN M. TAPERIA AND VIOLETA C. TAPERIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, FROM MICHAEL RAY RAMSEY, UNMARRIED BY DEED ON SEPTEMEBER 9, 2005, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20050922-0114090, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 149-1A/37.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 674 FRANKLIN LIMESTONE, NASHVILLE, TN 37217. 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): JUAN M. TAPERIA, VIOLETA C. TAPERIA OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SunTrust Bank 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 #56119 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Dimeta Smith to Michael T. Bates, Trustee dated June 25, 2003 in the amount of $96,000.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 200307090094490, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RAMP 2003-RS8 by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Trustee for RAMP 2003-RS8, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 15, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: All that parcel of land in Davidson County, State of TN as more fully described in Doc# 200006290064923 and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 27 on the Plan of Meadow Bend Subdivision, Section 2, as of record in Plat Book 5800, Page 275, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee to which plat reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same premises as conveyed to Grantee from Grantor in Doc # 200006290064923. APN: 52-08 113.00 Map & Parcel No.: 052-08-0-113.0 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1508-1510 Meadow Bend Drive, Madison, Tennessee 37115 CURRENT OWNER(S): Dimeta Smith SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-01775 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #56166 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Louis Baar and Erica Baar to Glenn Balletto, Trustee dated July 30, 2011 in the amount of $108,163.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Deed Book 1396, Page 2411, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Mortgage Investors Corporation by assignment; and, Mortgage Investors Corporation, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 15, 2013 commencing at 12 pm at the front door of Montgomery County Courthouse, Two Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Being Lot No. 199 on the Plan of FontaineBleau Subdivision, Section D, as of record in Plat Book 7, Page 78, Plat 78, Registers Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee, to which said plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Louis F. Baar and wife, Erica M. Baar by Warranty Deed from Marciana B. Owens dated Aril 30, 1999 and recorded on May 3, 1999 in Book 702 Page 2210 of the Registers Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 54B G 4.00 Map & Parcel No.: 54B G 4.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 105 Charlemagne Boulevard, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042 CURRENT OWNER(S): Louis F. Baar and Erica R. Baar SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Regency Finance Company d/b/a FMAC OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C s 7425 and T.C.A. s 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. s35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-02257 /VA Ad Run Dates: 7/25/2013, 8/1/2013, and 8/8/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #56194 2013-07-25 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHERE-

AS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 30, 2004, executed by JUANA SAUCEDO, NICHOLAS SAUCEDO, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded December 3, 2004, at Instrument Number 20041203-0144029; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 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. 56 ON THE PLAN OF HICKORY WOODS ESTATES SECTION C OF RECORD IN PLAN BOOK 6900, PAGES 885, 886 AND 887, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JUANA SAUCEDO, A MARRIED WOMAN, BY WARRANTY DEED, FRANKLIN SCOTT MEARES AND WIFE, HEATHER L. MEARES, OF RECORD IN BOOK 20041203-0144028 , PAGE ____, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 176050A03900CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is beli H CKORY WOODS DR AN T OCH TN w CURRENT OWNER S OSE ANTON O SAUCEDO UANA SAUCEDO MYR NA SAUCEDO OTHER NTERESTED PART ES FORD MOTOR CRED T COMPANY C SOUTH P AZA NVESTMENTS C TROY CAP TA C N CHO AS SAUCEDO T m w m m m w m m m T w m S T T m m T m w m m A m w m w w D T w S T T P w w w TH S AW F RM S AT TEMPT NG TO CO ECT A DEBT ANY NFORMAT ON OBTA NED W BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE R TN P C S T S M S S M m TN www m T F A NOT CE OF SUBST TUTE TRUSTEE S SA E WHERE AS m m D T MARY V BE CHER A K A MARY VAN ESSA BE CHER K THOMAS S DWE OF W AMSON T m R O D C T m N m WHEREAS D T w BANK OF AMER CA N A w w w WHEREAS N R F TC A w w T w WHEREAS R TN P C S T m R O D C T NOW THEREFORE P C

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7, 2013 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 #56428 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 September 30, 2005, executed by DAVID HILAND, conveying certain real property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 4, 2005, at Instrument Number 20051004-0119646; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-16 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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. 9 ON THE PLAN OF GRIDIRON HEIGHTS OF RECORD IN BOOK 2230, PAGE 37, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS BY DEED WHICH IS BEING PLACED OF RECORD BY INSTRUMENT NO. 200510040119645 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. Parcel ID: 042-120-017.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 204 WALKER TERRACE, 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): DAVID HILAND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: RBS CITIZENS, N.A., U.S. COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION 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 #56457 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, HAMILTON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Jeanette Frances Boyd and John Boyd, II to Transcontinental Title, Trustee dated February 12, 2000 in the amount of $108,500.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 2000021800161, Deed Book GI 5540, Page 27-33, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I Trust 2004-BO1 by assignment; and, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I Trust 2004-BO1, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 22, 2013 commencing at 11:30am at the Walnut Street side of the Courthouse steps, Hamilton County Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Lot Fifty-Three (53), Williamsburg Estates, Unit Two (2), as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 55, in the Registers Office of Hamilton County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Amsouth Bank, by Trustees Deed from Thomas S. Kale, Trustee dated December 20, 1999, and recorded January 7, 2000 in Book 5515, Page 578, Registers Office for Hamilton County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 159C-A-01606-000 Map & Parcel No.: 159CA-01606-000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8642 Surry Circle, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 CURRENT OWNER(S): John Boyd, II SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Midland Credit Management, Inc. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Internal Revenue Service This sale is also subject to the right of redemption by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF U.S. TREASURY, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425(d)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in:Book9353 Page 943; Book 9962 Page 875 Notice of the sale has been given to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7425(b). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rightsof-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 08-02827 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, and 08/15/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #56461 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 July 13, 2007, executed by VICTOR G. WATKINS, conveying certain real property therein described to ReconTrust Company, N.A., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 26, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070726-0089024; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-12 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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. 86 ON THE PLAN OF CALHOUN`S SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 20, 21, AND 22 OF THE W B LEWIS PLAN, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 57, PAGE 92, REGISTER`S OFFICE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SAID LOTS ADJOIN AND FRONT 50 FEET EACH ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF CALHOUN AVENUE AND RUN BACK BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES 170 FEET TO AN ALLEY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO VICTOR WATKINS BY DEED FROM VICTOR G WATKINS, MARK E WATKINS, SHERROD E. WATKINS, JERRY W. YEARGIN AND WILLIAM H. BARTON OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT # 200707260089022, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 094-130093 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 745 Calhoun Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210. 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): VICTOR G. WATKINS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: METRO CODES # 824 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 #56472 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Jose Javier Semidei to John T. McMahan, Trustee dated June 4, 2005 in the amount of $102,491.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20050616-0068796, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC by assignment; and, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 22, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: All that parcel of land in Davidson County, State of Tennessee, as more fully described in Deed Inst.# 20041217-0149945, ID# 23.0074, being known as designated as: Lying in the 10th Civil District of said County and State, being a part of Lot No. 5 on the Plan of Partition of the land of John Cummings, Deceased, and described partially according to a survey by T.R. Sanford, May 11, 1957, as follows: Beginning at a spike in the center of Lickton Pike in the center of a Culvert Crossing said Pike, being Mrs. E.M. Gailbraith, Sr.s Northwest corner; thence with the center of said Pike, North 8 degrees 30 minutes East 100 feet to a point; thence leaving said Pike, Easterly 335 feet more or less, to a point in the center of Whites Creek; thence with the same, Southerly 100 feet to an iron pin, Gailbraiths Northeast corner; thence with her Northerly line and along the center of a drain, North 79 degrees 19 minutes West, 332.4 feet to the point of beginning. By Fee Simple Deed from Shelby Jean Semidei as set forth in Inst.# 20041217-0149945 dated 09/08/2004 and recorded 12/17/2004, Davidson County Records, State of Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 23-74 Map & Parcel No.: 23-74 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5245 Lickton Pike, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072 CURRENT OWNER(S): Jose Javier Semidei SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 13-00531 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 8/1/2013, 8/8/2013, and 8/15/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #56492 2013-08-01 2013-0808 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Gerald Smith and Sharon Smith to Waterfield Financial Corporation, Trustee dated August 28, 1997 in the amount of $89,933.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 199709040596274, Deed Book 10596, Page 274-281, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by assignment; and, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, September 19, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at Bridgestone Arena; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 772 on the Map of Parkwood Estates, Section Four, as of record in Book 3300, Page 79, said Registers Office for said County. Said Lot No. 772 fronts 75 feet on the North side of Masonwood Drive and extends back between line 166.2 feet of the East line and 193.8 feet on the West line to a dead line in the rear, which is a broken line and on which it measures 85.0 feet thereon. Being the same property conveyed to Gerald Smith and wife, Sharon O.I. Smith by Warranty Deed of Gwendolyn B. Davis Keitt and husband, Melvin Keitt, dated August 27, 1986, and of record in Book 6966, Page 113, Registers Office of Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 50-10-22 Map & Parcel No.: 5010-22 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3245 Masonwood Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37207 CURRENT OWNER(S): Gerald Smith and Sharon O.I. Smith SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: The Bank of Nashville, State Farm Automobile Insurance Company OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Corporation of the South All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. McCurdy & Candler TN, LLC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www. mccurdycandler.com File No. 13-03446 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, and 08/15/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Ad #56498 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 September 24, 2008, executed by KEIONA D UNDERWOOD, conveying certain real property therein described to CHARLES E. TONKIN, II, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 29, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080929-0098529; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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(S) 49, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED THE WOODS OF NEELEY`S BEND, PHASE 3, OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT NO. 20080606-0058247, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KEIONA D. UNDERWOOD, UNMARRIED, BY DEED OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT NUMBER 200809290098527, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 53-14B-6.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is

The Tennessee Tribune 13A believed to be 1716 COMANCHE RUN, 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): KEIONA D UNDERWOOD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The Woods of Neely`s Bend Home Owner`s Association, Inc. 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 #56549 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 September 20, 2010, executed by CALEB RAPPAPORT, MARISSA A. RAPPAPORT, conveying certain real property therein described to DAVID W. KIOUS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded October 8, 2010, at Instrument Number 20101008-0080824; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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. 13 ON THE PLAN OF VILLAGES OF BRENTWOOD, PHASE TWELVE, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 7900, PAGE 713, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CALEB RAPPAPORT, A MARRIED MAN, BY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 29, 2009, FROM APRIL DAWN HEFNER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT 20091002-0091706, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE; AND ALSO BEING THE SAME PROPERTY PREVIOUSLY CONVEYED TO APRIL DAWN HEFNER, UNMARRIED BY DEED DATED APRIL 1, 2004 FROM CHRISTOPHER L. GRIFFIN AND WIFE, ANGELA A. GRIFFIN OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20040406-0038926, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. MARISSA RAPPAPORT, SPOUSE OF CALEB RAPPAPORT, JOINS IN THIS DEED OF TRUST TO CONVEY ANY INTEREST SHE MAY HAVE IN AND TO SAID PROPERTY; MARITAL OR OTHERWISE; HOWEVER, THE SAID MARISSA RAPPAPORT IS IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR REPAYMENT OF THE INDEBTEDNESS INCURRED HEREIN. Parcel ID: 161-10B-153.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5245 VILLAGE TRACE, NASHVILLE, TN 37211. 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): CALEB RAPPAPORT, MARISSA A. RAPPAPORT 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 setback 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 #56552 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 26, 2007, executed by PAUL GEDDES AND KIMBERLY GEDDES, conveying certain real property therein described to JERE N. MCCULLOCH, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 5, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070305-0026393; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MASTR ASSETBACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2007-NCW, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NCW who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 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. 23 ON THE PLAN OF REELFOOT, SECTION 3, OF RECORD IN BOOK 6250, PAGES 167 & 168, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT NO. 23 FRONTS 78.38 FEET ON THE BROKEN WESTERLY MARGIN OF REELFOOT DRIVE AND EXTENDS BACK 123.42 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY LINE AND 129.54 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE IN THE REAR, MEASURING 80.23 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO PAUL GEDDES AND WIFE, KIMBERLY GEDDES BY WARRANTY DEED FROM GORDON J. FACEMIRE, A MARRIED MAN DATED FEBRUARY 26, 2007, AND OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20070305-0026392, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 10808024900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3033 REELFOOT DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37214. 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): PAUL GEDDES AND KIMBERLY GEDDES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., (“MERS”), acting solely as a nominee for NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION 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 #56605 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 23, 2008, executed by CARA BEASLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to HOME TITLE CONNECT, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 26, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080326-0030261, as modified by instrument recorded in Instrument Number 20121001-0089188; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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: ALL THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, AND STATE OF TN AND BEING DESCRIBED IN A DEED DATED 07/10/2007 AND RECORDED 07/12/2007 AS INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20070712-0083118 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF THE COUNTY AND STATE SET FORTH ABOVE AND REFERENCED AS FOLLOWS: LAND SITUATED IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 75 OF THE PLAN OF PHASE THREE, HERITAGE MEADOWS, OF RECORD IN BOOK 9700,PAGE 984 REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. PARCEL NO MAP 075, GROUP 11A, PARCEL 080000CO Parcel ID: 075 11A 08000 CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1469 STONER RIDGE, HERMITAGE, TN 37076. 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): CARA BEASLEY 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 #56613 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 September 10, 2012, executed by DONNIE L. JAVNER, conveying certain real property therein described to NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE OF NEW YORK, INC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 20, 2012, at Instrument Number 20120920-0085699; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 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: IN CITY OF BRENTWOOD, COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE: BEING LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NUMBER 345 ON PLAN SECTION ONE, AUTUMN OAKS, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 9700, AT PAGE 913 AND 914, REGISTER`S OFFICE OFR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PARCEL CONVEYED TO DONNIE L. JAVNER FROM LISA E. JAVNER, BY VIRTUE OF A DEED DATED 11/4/2011, RECORDED 04/10/2012, IN DEED AS INSTRUMENT NO.20120410-0030604 COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 181100A02900CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 6736 AUTUMN OAKS DR, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027. 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): DONNIE L. JAVNER 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 #56614 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 26, 2008, executed by FREDERIC BARD AND ALICE BARD, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 4, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090204-0009512; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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 FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 629 ON THE PLAN OF HARPETH WOODS, SECTION OF HARPETH VALLEY PARK, OF RECORD IN BOOK 4860, PAGE 111, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PARCEL CONVEYED TO FREDERIC BARD AND ALICE BARD, HUSBAND AND WIFE FROM SAMUEL G. GLOVER, III AND WIFE, JESSICA K, GLOVER, BY VIRTUE OF A DEED DATED 6/18/04, RECORDED 6/22/04, AS INSTRUMENT NO. 200406220073749, COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE. ASSESSOR`S PARCEL NO: 15602012900 Parcel ID: 15602012900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 870 BEECH BEND DR, NASHVILLE, TN 37221. 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): FREDERIC BARD AND ALICE BARD 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 #56663 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 July 23, 2009, executed by Danny L Wilburn Jr., conveying certain real property therein described to HUGH M. QUEENER, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 24, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090724-0069714; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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 63, PHASE THREE, HERMITAGE MEADOWS, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 9700, PAGE 984, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE,

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DANNY L. WIL BURN, JR., AN UNMARRIED MAN BY DEED FROM HANK E. ELZWEIG AND WIFE, ANGELA J. ELZWEIG RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY HEREWITH IN BOOK _________, PAGE _________ OR INSTRUMENT NO. 20090724-0069713, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. Parcel ID: 075110A06800CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1420 Stoner Ridge, Hermitage, TN 37076. 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 L Wilburn Jr. 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 #56938 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 1, 2005, executed by CRAVON L. TROTTER AND MARCIE J. TROTTER, conveying certain real property therein described to Gail C. Victory, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded April 7, 2005, at Instrument Number 20050407-0038342; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-FFH1 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 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. 5 ON THE PLAN OF SCHOOLSIDE HEIGHTS, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 3700, PAGE 38, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. SAID LOT NO. 5 FRONTS 120 FEET ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF CANTON PASS AND EXTENDS BACK 137.5 FEET ON THE NORTHERLY LINE AND 108.4 FEET ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE TO A DEAD LINE, MEASURING 78.7 FEET THEREON. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CRAVON L. TROTTER AND WIFE, MARCIE J. TROTTER BY WARRANTY DEED FROM DONNA C. GREGORY, A SINGLE WOMAN, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200504070038341, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS OF RECORD IN BOOK 3949, PAGE 401, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 052120057.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 644 CANTON PASS, 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): CRAVON L. TROTTER AND MARCIE J. TROTTER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: METRO CODES, North Star Capital Acquisition, LLC, as assignee for Capital One Bank (USA) NA, PALISADES COLLECTION, L.L.C., Assignee of AT&T 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 #56946 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 July 12, 2006, executed by CHANTHY OUK, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded July 18, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060718-0086043; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON fka THE BANK OF NEW YORK, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-16 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201, 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: PROPERTY LOCATED AT: 3522 WOOD BRIDGE DRIVE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, NASHVILLE, TN 37217, AND: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEING LOT NO. 417 ON THE PLAN OF PRIEST LAKE PARK, SECTION 7-A, AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 5200, PAGES 107, 108, AND 109, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CHANTHY OUK, UNMARRIED BY WARRANTY DEED DATED JULY 12, 2006, FROM SUSAN F. HUGHES, UNMARRIED, RECORDED ON JULY 18, 2006, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20060718-0086042, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 13610002500 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 3522 WOOD BRIDGE DRIVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37217. 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): CHANTHY OUK OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans of Tennessee, Inc. 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 #56951 2013-08-01 2013-08-08 2013-08-15 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 18, 2007, executed by MARCUS DILLARD, TRINA DILLARD, conveying certain real property therein described to FEARNLEY AND CALIFF, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded January 23, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070123-0009334; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument

to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of 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 September 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Front Entrance of the Historic Courthouse located at 1 Public Square , located in Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to se ON Y w D C T w AND N DAV DSON COUNTY TENNESSEE BE NG A OF OT NUMBER SUBD V S ON P AT OF CANE R DGE FARMS PHASE ONE AS SHOWN BY P AT APPEAR NG OF RECORD N P AT NSTRUMENT NUMBER OF THE REG STER S OFF CE OF DAV DSON COUNTY TENNESSEE TO WH CH P AT REFERENCE S HEREBY MADE FOR MORE COMP ETE DETA S OF SA D OT P D A PROPERTY ADDRESS T BLA RF ELD DR ANT OCH TN w CURRENT OWNER S MARCUS D ARD OTHER NTERESTED PART ES CANE R DGE FARMS HOMEOWNERS AS SOC AT ON NC MERS F F F C A O S O M B&T C FSB US BANK NAT ONA ASSOC AT ON SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMER CA N A AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO A SA E BANK N A AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HO DERS OF THE F RST FRANK N MORTGAGE OAN TRUST MORTGAGE OAN ASSET BACKED CERT F CATES SER ES FFC TR NA D ARD T m w m m m w m m m T w m S T T m m T m w m m A m w m w w D T w S T T P w w w TH S AW F RM S ATTEMPT NG TO CO ECT A DEBT ANY NFORMAT ON OBTA NED W BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE R TN P C S T S M S S M m TN www m T F A

EMPLOYMENT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATOR Responsible, under the direction of the Property Manager, for all phases of the property operations, and to act as main point of contact in the absence of the Property Manager. Responsible for administrative functions and the preparation of all reporting documentation, assist in timely collection of rents, banking activities, documentation of all transactions. Send resume to michael.rodrod1@aol.com CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: CENSUS TAKERS The City of Franklin has vacancies for Census Takers. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled SALARY: $15.00 per hour plus milage EOE/Drugfree Workplace CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER The City of Franklin Police Department has a vacancy for a Communications Officer. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled SALARY: $15.08 per hour EOE/Drug-free Workplace

CLASSIFIEDS INVITATION TO BIDDERS FOR 1400 MURFREESBORO ROAD RENOVATIONS (MONELL’S) MNAA PROJECT NO. 1340 & 1384 ELECTRONIC BIDS, submitted through www. aerobidz.aero, (or SEALED NON-ELECTRONIC BIDS, if Bidder has written authorization from MNAA) for furnishing all materials, labor, tools and appurtenances for the construction for the 1400 MURFREESBORO ROAD RENOVATIONS (MONELL’S) and other incidental items shall be received by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, in the Boardroom, 4th Floor, Terminal Building, Nashville International Airport, not later than 2:00 p.m. (local time), August 8, 2013. All bidders must be licensed contractors as required by the Contractor’s Licensing Act of 1994, T.C.A. § 62-6-101 et seq. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. (local time), July 17, 2013, at 1400 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee. Attendance at this meeting is MANDATORY. A one-time tour of the project site will be conducted after the meeting. Copies of the Contract Documents (ITB, Bid Schedule, Attachments, etc.) will be available on July 8, 2013 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing. The project is contingent upon availability of funding. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is TWENTY AND EIGHTY-SIX HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (20.86%) (FOURTEEN AND THIRTY HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (14.30%) MBE AND SIX AND FIFTY-SIX HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (6.56%) WBE). For information on eligible SMWBE firms, bidders should contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468, or visit http://www.flynashville.com/ business-diversity-development/Pages/default. aspx. Further detail concerning this bid may be obtained from the MNAA web site: http://www.flynashville. com/business-opportunities/Pages/default.aspx NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED ON TUESDAY AUGUST 13th, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by MORGAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE at their offices in WARTBURG, TENNESSEE, until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday August 13th, 2013 and opened publicly at THE MORGAN COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S OFFICE, ROOM 301 OF THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 415 NORTH KINGSTON STREET, WARTBURG, TENNESSEE, at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 2:00 P.M. A mandatory prebid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at the County Executive’s Office in Room 301 in the Morgan County Courthouse, 415 North Kingston Street in Wartburg. The project consists of Installing Advance Warning School Signal at five School locations in Morgan County, Tennessee. PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of contractors or be on the permanent register of qualified bidders for the State of Tennessee Department of General Services before biddable proposals will be furnished. MORGAN COUNTY hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity


14A The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7, 2013

Goodwill Supports Davidson County Teens By A.J. Dugger III

The Goodwill Summer Youth Program has plenty in store for their participants this summer. The program offers enrichment activities for teenagers aged 14 through 18 in Davidson County. “We have some of the neatest kids,” said Debbie Grant, the career solutions development director. “We’re trying to teach them how to be responsible adults.” The G.S.Y.P. is for teenagers with physical disabilities or financial disadvantages. “The majority of our students are coming from lower incomes families. They don’t have a lot of opportunities.” The program operated twice this summer. There was a class from June 3rd through 28th, and the current one began on July 1st and will last until the 26th. Seven years ago, Grant helped create the program after helping her daughter, who made poor choices that affected scholarship and college opportunities. “I thought to myself that if I can help one other child to not make a bad choice that will mess up their future, then I have done something good,” she said. Around the same time, Grant noticed other young people with similar problems. “I saw so many young adults coming into Goodwill to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. MORGAN COUNTY is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (865)-457-6218 THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be viewed at: COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE, MORGAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 415 NORTH KINGSTON STREET, WARTBURG, TENNESSEE, (423) 346-6228 KNOXVILLE BUILDERS EXCHANGE, 300 CLARK ST, KNOXVILLE, TN 37921 ROBERT G. CAMPBELL & ASSOCIATES, 7523 TAGGART LANE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37938, (865) 947-5996 COPIES OF THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM: ROBERT G. CAMPBELL & ASSOCIATES, L.P. 7523 TAGGART LANE KNOXVILLE, TN 37938 UPON A NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENT OF $75.00 PER SET. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED ON AUGUST 13, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Pulaski, at the Pulaski City Hall, 203 South First Street, Pulaski, Tennessee (Office of Public Works, Harold Brooks) until 12:00 P.M local time, on the 13th day of August, 2013, and opened publicly at the Pulaski City Hall, 203South First Street, Pulaski, Tennessee (City Council Room) during regular session of the City Council at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin shortly after 12:00 P.M. Such bids may be delivered or mailed to the Pulaski City Hall, ATTN: Harold Brooks, 203 South First Street, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478. If for any reason such bid does not reach Pulaski City Hall prior to the opening, it shall be rejected. No bids shall be accepted after the time stated for receipt of bids. This requirement shall not be waived. The state funded project, Construction of a SIA Road in Pulaski, will consist of approximately 0.16 miles of grade, base, drain, and paving. Plans are included in the bid documents. PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalification of contractors before biddable proposals will be furnished. The City of Pulaski hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The City of Pulaski is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (931) 363-2516 THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be obtained by contacting Kenny Shelton, Sain Associates, Inc., 122 South First Street, Pulaski, TN, (931) 424-0300, ext. 12. A charge of $30.00 will be made for each Proposal Contract and is non-refundable. Bid documents are on file and will be available for examination at the Pulaski City Hall, 203 South First Street, Pulaski, Tennessee (Office of Public Works). REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS THE METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MNAA) is requesting Statements of Qualifications from interested consulting engineering firms with extensive experience in reconstructing concrete cargo aircraft aprons for the CIP 1408A, CARGO NORTH APRON SLAB REPLACEMENT (PHASE 1) project at the Nashville International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee. ELECTRONIC STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS submitted through www. aerobidz.aero will be received by Ms. Nena Bowling, Specifications Writer, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, One Terminal Drive, Suite 501, Nashville, Tennessee, 37214, until 5:00 p.m. (local time) August 27, 2013. Free registration with aerobidz is available by contacting Nena Bowling at aerobidzregistration@nashintl.com. A complete RFQ package may be downloaded from www.aerobidz.aero on or before July 26, 2013. It is the Authority’s objective to promote, encourage and stimulate participation of local, small, minority and women-owned business

think about. We want them to know how important their choices are now, even though they’re teenagers.” There are other lessons as well. “We want to reach out and help young people while they’re still in high school. We want to help them understand that it’s important to stay in high school and get a diploma.” Communication is something else that Grant and the staff help their participants with. “We have employers telling us today Teens can volunteer at The Goodwill Summer that kids don’t know how to communicate. Youth Program at Second Harvest Food Bank They do a lot of texting, so they don’t know how to carry a real conversation anymore.” The staff takes the teenagers to a comthat made bad choices,” she explained. “They just didn’t have the skills that they puter lab to help them learn how to search needed to interview or communicate to get for jobs on the internet, which is important a job.” Determined to make a difference, because most job applications are now Grant helped create The Goodwill Sum- available online. In addition, they show mer Youth Program. On Mondays through them how to fill out job applications and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 pm, the participate in “mock” job interviews. According to Grant, the field trips are a students learn more about life, school and popular with the students. “They got to go themselves. The participants often learn things that to Meharry’s Dental Clinic and go through they hadn’t realized. “We talk to them CPR and First Aid training to get certified. about how much control they have over We went bowling recently and used it to their own lives right now,” said Grant. help them understand stuff about math, “They control who their friends are, how like how their score is calculated. We also they speak, the places they go, and how had presentations on suicide prevention for much effort they put into their studies. youth, and we’ve gone various places.” At the G.S.Y.P, the students get library They have a lot of control that they don’t

enterprises (SMWBE) within its organization and the economic community served by it so as to provide maximum opportunities for participation in contracts, programs and all related business activities of the Authority, and to implement participation levels, policies and operational procedures to insure the Authority’s objectives. The SMWBE participation level established for the DESIGN portion of this project will be a minimum of TWO AND SIX HUNDREDTHS percent (2.06%) MBE and/or WBE. For information on eligible SMWBE firms, respondents may contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468. See http:// www.flynashville.com/business-diversitydevelopment/Pages/default.aspx for more information. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR MNAA SERVICE UNIFORMS AND NONGARMENT ITEMS Proposals for MNAA Service Uniforms and Non-Garment Items shall be received by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Consolidated Services Facility (CSF), located at 815 Hangar Lane, Nashville, TN until 10:00 a.m. (CT) on Thursday, August 22, 2013. A Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. (local time), Thursday, August 1, 2013, in the Nashville International Airport, Consolidated Services Facility (CSF) Conference Room located at 815 Hangar Lane, Nashville, TN. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory. MNAA will display a set of its current Service Departments uniforms and products to reflect quality and style expectations. The Small Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for this project is Race and Gender Neutral (0%). For information on eligible SMWBE firms, bidders should contact the Director, Business Diversity Development, (615) 275-1468, or visit http://www.flynashville. com/business-opportunities/opportunities/ Pages/default.aspx Further detail concerning this bid may be obtained from the MNAA web site: http://www.flynashville.com/businessopportunities/opportunities/Pages/default. aspx Publish 8/1, 8, 15 PUBLIC NOTICE The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for transportation planning and transportation related air quality planning in Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties and the urban areas of Springfield in Robertson County and Spring Hill in Maury County. On June 19, 2013 the Executive Board endorsed the Draft for Fiscal Year 2014 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), subject to comments, for public review and comment. The UPWP is a work program of transportation planning activities to be accomplished during the federal fiscal year of 2014 (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014) within the metropolitan area. A copy of the Draft to the FY 2014 UPWP is available for public review and comment in all public libraries in the MPO area and on the MPO website www.nashvillempo.org . Comments received on the draft document will be considered by the MPO Executive Board prior to final approval. Two Public Hearings will be held for the UPWP. The first will be on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:30am in the Sonny West Conference Room, Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Ave. S., Nashville. The final hearing will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9:00am at the Music City Central Meeting Room, 400 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. For more information call 615-862-7204 or e-mail skipper@nashvillempo.org Equal Employment Opportunity Employer The Planning Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other employment practices because of non-merit factors shall be prohibited. For ADA inquiries, contact Josie Bass, ADA Compliance Coordinator, at (615) 862-7150 or e-mail her at josie.bass@nashville.gov. For Title VI inquiries, contact Caroline Blackwell of Human Relations at (615) 880-3370. For all employment-related inquiries,contact Human Resources at (615) 862-6640. NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 23 November 2005, executed by JOHN T. MAHER and GEORGIANNA K. MAHER, to First American Title Insurance Company as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for TMG Real Estate and Financial Services, dba First Omni Mortgage Leanding (“TMG”), of record in the Office of the Register of Montgomery County, Tennessee, in Volume 1082, Page 2182; said Trust Deed, debts and obligations having

been assigned by TMG to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., by instrument recorded in said Register’s Office in Book 1463, Page 2360; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office in Book 1514, Page 1861, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, 8 AUGUST 2013, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, in front of the Register of Deeds office at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 101A, Clarksville, TN 37040, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Montgomery County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 84, ON THE PLAN OF FOXMOOR SUBDIVISION, SECTION C, AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 42, PLAT 42, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JOHN T. MAHER AND WIFE, GEORGIANNA MAHER, AS TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY, BY DEED DATED JULY 19, 2001 AND RECORDED AUGUST 7, 2001 IN VOLUME 798, PAGE 1578, OFFICE AFORESAID. PURPORTED ADDRESS: 1020 FOXMOORE DRIVE, CLARKSVILLE, TN 37042 APN: 042H C 033.00 Property Address: 1020 Foxmoor, Clarksville, TN 37042 Interested Party: City of Clarksville At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: July 12, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, Tennessee 38119-3954 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 18, 25 July, 1 August 2013 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 14 June 2005, executed by ARTHUR F. BREWER and LORINDA BREWER, to National Title Insurance Agency, Inc., as Trustee for Lendmark Mortgage and Finance, Inc., of record in the Office of the Register of Hamilton County, Tennessee, in Book GI 7587, Page 514, Instrument No. 2005070100289; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office in Book GI 9897, Page 306; Instrument No. 2013031500034; and the owner of the debt and obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, Lendmark Mortgage and Finance, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on Thursday, 15 August 2013, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, at the west front door of the Hamilton County Courthouse, 625 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Hamilton County, Tennessee, to wit: LOCATED IN THE THIRD CIVIL DISTRICT OF HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: LOT TWENTY-SIX (26), CHINMEY HILLS SUBDIVISION, PHASE I, AS SHOWN BY PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 43, PAGE 974, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ARTHUR F. BREWER AND WIFE, LORINDA BREWER BY DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 7109, PAGE 545, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING: ANY GOVERNMENTAL ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES OF REGULATION IN EFFECT THEREON. RESTRICTIONS AS SET OUT IN INSTRUMENT RECORDED IN BOOK 3554,

PAGE 421, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. STIPULATIONS AS MADE ON LEGEND OF RECORDED PLAT. ANCHOR EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON RECORDED PLAT. APPLICABLE CONDITIONS AND EASEMENTS IN SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS RECORDED IN BOOK 2116, PAGE 186, SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE. Property address: 2334 Chimney Hills Dr., Soddy Daisy, TN 37379 Interested Parties: Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc. Assignee from HSBC; U.S. Government. The U.S. Government claims a federal tax lien against the above-described property pursuant to 26 U. S.C. § 7425(b); the Notice required by said statute has been given to the U. S. Government; and, the sale of the abovedescribed property will be subject to the right of the U. S. Government to redeem pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 7425(d)(1). At the time of this publication, 1) the § 35-5117 notice of the right to foreclose was timely forwarded and 2) a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: July 12, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 18, 25 July, 1 August 2013 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 25 July 2006, executed by HEATHER M. HEATH and JAMES L. MCCLANAHAN, to Larry A. Rocconi Jr. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SouthStar Funding, LLC (“SF”), of record in the Office of the Register of Montgomery County, Tennessee, in Volume 1114, Page 54; said Trust Deed, debts and obligations having been assigned by SF to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., by instrument recorded in said Register’s Office in Volume 1512, Page 1580; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office in Volume 1520, Page 2140, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, 22 AUGUST 2013, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, in front of the Register of Deeds office at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 101A, Clarksville, TN 37040, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Montgomery County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NUMBER 108, ON THE PLAN OF WEST CREEK, AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 163, PLAT 163, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. THIS PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO BUILDING SETBACK LINES, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS AS SHOWN ON THE AFOREMENTIONED PLAT OF RECORD. ADDITIONALLY, THIS PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS OF RECORD IN ORBV 398, PAGE 1486, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GRANTOR, BY DEED OF RECORD IN ORBV 1114, PAGE 52, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED AS TAX PARCEL # 42N-F-009.00 IN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE. Property Address: 730 Jace Drive, Clarksville, TN 37040 At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building

cards and are taught how to use the city’s bus system. They also learn about good nutrition and how to prepare meals. College is something else the teenagers are prepared for. “We talk to them about college scholarshop information, filling out the FAFSA and other information,” Grant explained. If they successfully complete the program, the students will participate in a graduation ceremony where they make short presentations to work on their public speaking skills. But graduation must be earned. Excessive absences and tardiness will result in a student being discharged from the program. “When you’re tardy and absent a lot at a real job, you get discharged too,” said Grant. “This is part of how we teach them responsibility.” One of the things Grant likes about the program is the family atmosphere. “There’s only 12 to 15 kids in each class. We like to keep it small so they can develop reltionships with each other. They make new friends in the program.” People interested in enrolling their child or supporting the program can call Grant at (615) 346-1237 or visit www. giveit2goodwill.org. The office is located at 937 Herman Street in Nashville.

lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: July 25, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, Tennessee 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 1, 8, 15 August 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1063 ESTATE OF CLIFTON LEE MCELROY, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of July, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of CLIFTON LEE MCELROY who died June 11, 2013 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 11th day of June, 2013 . Susan Elaine Mcelroy, 285 Delvin Drive, Antioch, TN 37013, Personal Representative. Temple, Gray Wayne, 4211 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN 37216. Richard R. Rooker, Seventh Circuit Court, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: July 25, 2013 and August 1, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1028 ESTATE OF CLARA T. RHODES ALEXANDER , DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of JULY, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of CLARA T. RHODES ALEXANDER, who died 01/20/2013, 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 unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of 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 days from the date the creditor received an actual the copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A) ;or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 1st day of AUGUST, 2013 DOUGLAS ALAN RHODES 1913 SALEM MASON DRIVE NBASHVILLE Tn 37208 Personal Representative. BEAM III JOHN AARON P.O. BOX 280240 NASHVILLE, TN 37228 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; August 1st, 8th 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1070 ESTATE OF EDGAR W CUNNINGHAM, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of JULY, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of EDGAR W CUNNINGHAM, who died 05/03/2013, 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 unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of 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 days from the date the creditor received an actual the copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A) ;or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death.

This 1st day of AUGUST, 2013 KENNETH A. CUNNINGHAM 9504 GOLDBORO CIRCLE KNOXVILLE Tn 37922 MICHAEL E. CUNNINGHAM 407 LANDON DRIVE NASHVILLE, TN 37220 Personal Representative. SNODGRSS, THOMAS TURNER 2100 PARKWAYS TOWERS 404 JAMES ROBERTSON PKWY NASHVILLE, TN 37219 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; August 1st, 8th 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1080 ESTATE OF BETTY KING PROFFITT, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of JULY, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of BETTY KING PROFFITT , who died 06/08/2013, 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 unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of 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 days from the date the creditor received an actual the copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A) ;or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 1st day of AUGUST, 2013 KATHEEN KING PROFFITT 1913 BENTON SMITH ROAD Tn 37218 Personal Representative. BEAM III JOHN AARON P.O. BOX 280240 NASHVILLE, TN 37228 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; August 1st, 8th 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1119 ESTATE OF RUTH LAMBERT SLACK, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of July 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of RUTH LAMBERT SLACK, who died 3/20/2012, 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 unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of 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 days from the date the creditor received an actual the copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A) ;or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This 1stth day of AUGUST 2013 SYLVIA ANN SLACK 1004 GOLF CLUB LANE Hendersonville Tn 37075 Personal Representative. TEMPLE, GARY WAYNE 4211 Gallatin Road NASHVILLE, TN 37216 RICHARD R. ROOKER PROBATE COURT CLERK 1 PUBLIC Square, Room 303 NASHVILLE, TN 37201 Publish Dates; August 1st, 8th 2013. ORDER/NOTICE OF NON-RESIDENT NOTICE In this cause, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon QUINTIN JONES. It is ordered that said Defendant enter his appearance herein within 30 days after February 28, 2013 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be obtained at the Juvenile Court Clerk located at 100 Woodland Street, Nashville, Tennessee and defend or default will be taken on September 12th 2013. This Petition may be obtained at the Office of the Juvenile Court of Davidson County, Tennessee at 100 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37213. 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, Davidson County, Tennessee. Enter this the 25th day of January, 2013. Joy M. Sims Attorney for the Petitioner 611 Woodland Street Nashville, TN 37206 (615) 244-8171


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Obama Stirs Controversy Talking About His Youth By Ronald W. Weathersby

When asked most Americans say they want their president to be truthful and forthcoming. However, when the country’s first black president talked about his experiences with racial profiling as a young black man many political opponents took the chief executive to task for infusing politics in the Trayvon Martin tragedy. Since a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the killing there have been numerous demonstration both supporting and against the decision by the all-female jury in Florida. But it seems that once again the president’s adversaries have gone out of their way to condemn him saying he either said too much or, too little. In an interview with the Tribune, political commentator, Roland Martin said the president’s remarks were the right words at the right time. “First and foremost it’s perspective,” Martin said referring to the discussion regarding racial profiling. “If you have it, it’s important to say it. Many people have no idea [about racial profiling] and when the president says it, it means something” Martin’s take on the subject is contrary to what PBS host Tavis Smiley said recently on NBC’s Meet “Meet the

Curiously the right wing did not criticize their own when they weighed in on the subject. Former Rep. Allen West and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice have spoken in support of a federal investigation of the incident, without provoking a right-wing backlash. Martin, who is preparing to begin a new daily talk show on Radio One and TV One said that the criticism comes with being the nation’s chief executive. “Any time you are the president you will get criticized. It comes with the territory. But, you have to do what’s important to you. I don’t think he was pushed, he could have been quiet. He [Obama] Roland Martin clearly understands what was going on Press” were he declared the president’s within the White House and across the comments were “weak as pre-sweetened country.” Kool-Aid.” He went on to say that the 2012 shoot“I appreciate and applaud the fact that ing death of the 17-year-old Trayvon the president did finally show up,” Smi- would be a watershed incident similar to ley said. “But … he did not walk to the the 1955 killing of Emmett Till in Mispodium for an impromptu address to the sissippi which many say began the modnation. He was pushed to that podium. ern civil rights movement. A week of protests outside the White “Every movement has a start and I House, pressure building on him inside believe we are witnessing the beginning the White House, pushed him to that po- of a new era in activism across the coundium.” try.” Columnist Michelle Malkin said His sentiments are shared by NCAA Obama was attempting to “pour gas on Board Chairman, Roslyn Brock who the fire” for expressing compassion for wrote recently that, “To bring about real Martin’s parents. And, Glen Beck re- change, we need to show our elected vived his charge that Obama is a racist. officials that we’re not going to forget

Trayvon and that we’re determined to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again.” Recently in a show of political strength and determination thousands rallied in Nashville and in 100 cities across the country in peaceful demonstrations in an effort to raise the nation’s conscious about the Stand Your Ground Laws, racial profiling and economic injustice. The Reverend Al Sharpton whose National Action Network mobilized the effort had this to say: “In more than 100 cities, not one brick thrown, not one window broken. No violence, nowhere.” Later at a meeting in a church near Miami attended by Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Sharpton said Trayvon’s death will not be in vain. “Just like I told him [Tracy Martin] then, I tell him now, we’re going to be here until we get justice.” Sharpton, who has been viciously attacked by conservatives for his part in the aftermath of the killing, went on to say that Trayvon Martin would not be forgotten. “He will be remembered as the victor who sparked change in the criminal justice system in the United States of America.”

New Life Program Participant Graduates in September to be on the same page. Communication is the number one key. It’s not about you, it’s about the child.” Thompson credits the program with changing his outlook on life. “I look at things differently. You don’t have to look at things negative. You look at things positive on both sides and let things go. It helped me out a whole lot.” Of Thompson’s five children, four are females and one is a male. Two are grown. One is a recent college graduate and the other will graduate next year. Thompson is proud that his children are making some-

By A.J. Dugger III

On September 14 at Fisk University, Teddy Thompson will graduate from Nashville’s New Life Program, an organization that assists fathers who are struggling financially, mentally and spiritually. Thompson has five children and got married last year. In his short time in the program, Thompson says he learned a lot. “I love the program. I wish I could go longer so I could learn more about it,” he said in an interview. “I found out that I can better my life. Now I’m married, and I know I can be a better all around husband and father.” Thompson is a Nashville native. He graduated from McGavock High School in 1989. He found out about The New Life Program at a job fair he attended. When he initially joined the program, he had no idea how much he would learn. “ They are professional. They break it down so we can understand it. It doesn’t matter where you come from or how you grow up. It’s about how you teach your child.” Out of Thompson’s five children, four of them have different mothers. One thing

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that Thompson has cleverly avoided is what people call “baby mama drama.” “If they (the other parent) call and tell me what the child needs, if I don’t have it, I’ll get it,” he explained. “The men have to step up and tell the other parent that we want our child to be better than us. The child reflects and hears everything that we say.” Thompson says communication is a must. “Make sure you’re communicating with the child’s mother. Both of you have

thing out of their lives, which he wishes more children would do. In fact, this coincides with his plans after graduation. “I wanna start a program about manners. I want to teach kids to stop sagging their pants, and start saying ‘Yes ma’am’ and ‘No ma’am.’ Manners take you a long way. Today’s society is so different. Kids today are throwing away their lives.” Thompson is one of many fathers who credit The New Life Program with improving their outlook on life. For more information on the New Life Program please see their ad on 7A


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Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876, is the nation’s largest private, independent historically black academic health center dedicated to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church affiliated institution. The College is particularly well known for its uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs; emerging preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidencebased health services and significant contribution to the diversity of the nation’s health professions workforce. Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences.

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First Lady of Country Soul

By Janice Malone

Petrella, the First Lady of Country Soul is celebrating 25 years of music with a 25th anniversary album recorded in Music City USA. The recording of Petrella’s celebration album brought out many of the music city friends who’ve been part of the artist’s impressive journey. Jack Gale, producer of Petrella’s first album, has reunited with the innovative singer/songwriter/performer, along with Jim Pierce, keyboard player, arranger, and session leader. “This is a special time for all of us,” Petrella says, “We are all excited to work together again and to celebrate all of the success we have achieved as individuals.” Petrella, no stranger to the music city, has recorded four albums in Nashville as well as performed at Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree with Rhonda Vincent. As an artist who truly gives back, Petrella’s foundation, Dreams of the Heartland Foundation, Inc., helps to underwrite her school outreach programs. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from Petrella’s performances and CD sales go toward college scholarships for underprivileged children who are either full time members of their college choir or are majoring in music. One of the most celebrated and honored black female country artists of all time, Fans love Petrella for the combination of torch, twang and blues, with a touch of gospel, all wrapped up in a petite package of dynamite. Petrella delivers a fastpaced journey through song; telling the story of a journey from naive young girl to mature “100 Proof Woman.” The charismatic performer enchants her audience from opening note to closing bow with a family-friendly performance that is both theater and concert. Within recent years Petrella’s been delighting audiences with her dynamic one-woman show which chronicles one woman’s life journey through story and song. The Hot Springs, Arkansas native singer will perform her one woman showcase on September 5th in Denver in the Granite Room of the Hyatt Regency. The show is part of the Western Arts Alliance Conference and is open to the public. Petrella has recorded and released six albums including her most recent “100 Proof Woman”. With the release of 100 Proof Woman, Petrella inked a distribution deal with the Warner Music Group. Through the Warner Alternative Distribution Alliance, Petrella’s latest single “I Want to Know You Forever” reached number 14 on the Hot Country Single Sales chart in Billboard Magazine. Her CDs are available through The Orchard, CD Baby, FYE and all Hastings Music and Video Centers. Here, Ms. Petrella speaks candidly about some of the aspects of her amazing two decades and a half of singing country soul. TRIBUNE: Congratulations on your anniversary celebration. When you first started out did you ever dream you would last 25 years in the music business? PETRELLA: “I pretty much knew it would last this long. When I first started out I was a rather ‘mature girl’ in age, as they say (LoL). So being a mature girl I knew that I would have to treat this as a real business. So yes, I was expecting it to go 25 years and then some.” TRIBUNE: All indications point towards you having another 25 years to celebrate. Tell me some highlights

singing country music for the last two and half decades.” TRIBUNE: Have you had the chance to meet or work with any of the country music legends? PETRELLA: “I’ve met Charley Pride twice. What I’ve noticed over the years, is that it seems that men who sing country music have a tendency to support other males first. I’ve never worked with any of the ladies in country music either. So I’ve had no real support in that area.” TRIBUNE: Tell me about this Petrella performs her popular one-woman show that you’re doing. one woman show PETRELLA: “The one woman show was created after I had already spent about 20 years performing on the road. As a performer grows older, you don’t find traveling in cars, buses and planes is all that glamorous. It’s hard. So I met this gentleman in Texas who has a small theater and he made me an offer to take all of my material and turn it into one storyline. The final results are a one woman show that features all of my songs. I’ve been performing that show in various theaters throughout the country and the audiences seem to love it. The one woman show is done by working with selected non-profit arts organizations in various cities, so that it helps us to do our outreach programs in conjunction with schools also.” TRIBUNE: Tell us about your foundation. PETRELLA: “Over the years I’ve worked in a lot of small to medium size cities and towns. Whenever I’ve performed in these markets many times fans think I’m this big superstar or something. Which is so nice of them, so I’ve… TRIBUNE: Do you now live in Nashville? PETRELLA: “No, I’ve got a home in Hot Springs, AR but I also travel a lot out to Los Angeles to work with my long time TRIBUNE: Do you record primarily in Nashville? songwriting partner. So I’m between both cities.” PETRELLA: “I record most of my country music in TRIBUNE: What’s your opinion of the big TV talent Nashville and I record more of my soulful sounding mu- shows? PETRELLA: “They all offer instantaneous gratisic is recorded out in Los Angeles. But on this new CD, I recorded all of it in Nashville, and used Nashville-based fication. But regardless on how you start off, eventually musicians as well. I’m also a songwriter too and over the a performer will have to work the circuit, so to speak. A years I’ve learned so much about music and songwriting performer has to get out there and meet the people. The by working with various Nashville musicians.” big TV shows are great underwriters for a short period of TRIBUNE: So what was it like for an African Amer- time and afterwards, you’re on your own and that’s when ican female to enter country music 25 years ago? PETRELLA: “When I first started out, one of the places I it’s time to hit the circuits—the festivals, nightclubs, state visited was the Academy of Country Music Museum. I fairs etc.” stopped there because I was looking for someone who TRIBUNE: Why do you think there’s yet to be an looked like me, who had made a name for themselves in African American female to make it really big in country country music. I talked to one of the historians at the mu- music? PETRELLA: ‘A performer really needs to have seum, who was very nice and gracious. The man pulled out a small envelope that had a short article about a an investor or several investors to reach that major level black female country singer name Ruby Falls. She used of success. These are just the facts when it comes to the to travel with country music legend the Ernest Tubbs music business. There are many of us who have talent out Troubadors and others. I was very disappointed because here but in order to get to that major status it takes money the only information they had on Ruby back then was in and a lot of it and that’s just the way it is.” this small envelope. There were no big exhibits on her at For more information about Petrella visit www.counthe time. So I took that small piece of information, along with being a huge fan of country singers like Dolly Par- tryversial.com ton and Tammy Wynette, and carved me out a career in about his brand new anniversary CD that’s out. PETRELLA: “The new CD is titled SHINE ON ME. We’ve already released two singles. The first one is titled I LIKE A MAN TO DRIVE. It’s more of a traditional style country music. The second single, that we’re pushing heavily this month, is called ONE. This song was written by Ed Bruce, who also wrote the classic hit single Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.”

Initials, Inc. Debuts Fall/Winter Collection

By Janice Malone Photos by Earl Flippen, Jr.

What began as a mild mannered company with only 35 attendees a few years ago, has now become a multimillion dollar company that’s one of the fastest growing direct selling companies in the country. Initials, INC. the newly-minted Inc. 500 direct-selling company specializing in monogrammed fashion handbags, returned to the city where it all started, Nashville, for its annual National Conference last weekend at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Hotel During the conference Initials, Inc. debuted its Fall and Winter 2013 collection with a fashion show to an audience of 10,000 consultants! After the fashion show a FedEx truck was driven into the hotel’s Ballroom for a grand finale massive giveaway for attendees. Initials, Inc. founders, Britney Vickery and Ivy Hall shared their amazing great American success story of how they built Initials, Inc. into the mega-business it has now become.

l-r, Rosemary Reo rocks the runway with items from Pop & Get; Get A Big Grip and Flower Pin/Clip; The “other men in black”—l-r, Darren Vickery, Pratt Paul and James York show off items from Lunch Box, Traveler & Travel Case and Lunch Box; Christina Rubino shows of items from Trip Wonder, You Zip Cosmetic Case and Time Keeper


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ENTERTAINMENT

Preds Host Inaugural Craft Beer Fest

NASHVILLE, TN — Get out of the summer heat and join the Nashville Predators on Saturday, Aug.10 from 1-6 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena for craft brews, food, games and entertainment at the inaugural Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival. Join more than 40 breweries as they serve up some of their finest libations, and enjoy special appearances from Nashville Predators personalities. Tickets are just $50 for general admission and include entry into the beer festival, a souvenir glass, unlimited tastings and a voucher for an Upper Bowl ticket to a Monday-Thursday Predators pre-season or regular season home game in September or October (excludes Opening Night). Purchase a VIP ticket for $100 and receive all the perks of general admission, plus a VIP check-in area, a VIP tasting area – which includes food and special craft brewed beer – and free parking in the 6th Avenue garage, and a voucher for a Lower Level ticket to a MondayThursday Predators pre-season or regular season home game in September or October (excludes Opening Night).

The $30 Designated Driver ticket includes entry into the festival, complimentary soda and water and a voucher for an Upper Bowl ticket to a MondayThursday Predators home game in September or October (excludes Opening Night). Proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Call (615) 770-2328 or visit nashvillepredators.com/beer for more information and to purchase tickets.

“Fruitvale Station” Tells Disturbing Story No one tries to sanitize Oscar Grant. Michael Writer/Director Ryan B. Jordan’s exceptional depicts Coogler’s memorable, dis- performance turbing “Fruitvale Sta- someone with a quick tion,” which opened last temper, prone to sayFriday at Green HIlls Cin- ing and doing the wrong ema 16, is a story that oc- thing, then trying to make curs all too often in Amer- amends. A two-time conica. The film is based on victed felon, Grant decides the true tragedy involving to stop selling marijuana, 22-year-old Oscar Grant and even tries to get a job III, a Bay area resident back though he knows who grappled with mul- there’s little chance of that tiple problems throughout happening. He’s attempthis short life. It follows ing to reconcile with his events on the last day of girl friend Sophina (Melhis life in 2008, when a onie Diaz) and improve scuffle at the Fruitvale relations with his mother Bay Area Rapid Transit Wanda (Octavia Spencer station in Oakland during in a tremendous portraythe early morning hours al). She dearly loves her ended with Grant’s death. son, but realizes that he’s It’s made clear often his worse enemy. The conflicts beGrant didn’t do anything to threaten the life of the tween Grant and Sophina, BART officers who killed as well as with his mother, him. They were subse- reveal a troubled young quently fired and tried for man who knows he wants second degree murder, something better in his with one being convicted. life, but is unsure how to But neither the amount obtain it. He doesn’t want of time he served nor the his young daughter going guilty verdict compen- through what he faced, sates for what happened to but he’s made so many Grant, who was trying to mistakes it’s going to be a tough task getting straightstraighten out his life. By Ron Wynn

ened out. Sadly, he takes his mother’s suggestion that, rather than driving with friends to a New Year’s Eve party, they take the BART. What should have just been a misunderstanding and, at worse, maybe an arrest for disorderly conduct, instead turns into a confrontation and shooting. It is clear the BART officers turned something minor into something major, and that at no time was anyone’s life in danger. Even if you know the story, and it made national headlines, “Fruitvale Station” still grips the heart. For one thing, it shows again the cycle of drugs, joblessness and depression that entraps too many Black youngsters. It spotlights the difficulty young people face who have responsibilities that outweigh their means of handling them. Most importantly, it reveals how Black mothers must face the pain and emptiness of losing their children for no reason except the panic of armed police.

School of Dental Hygiene Offers Free Basic Cleaning

NASHVILLE, TN — Remington College Nashville Campus has something to make people smile about as the summer winds down. The campus Dental Hygiene Program is offering discounts on teeth cleanings throughout the month of August.  All basic teeth cleanings will be free, and more advanced cleanings will be 50% off.(1)  More than 9,700 Nashville area residents have taken advantage of Reming-

ton College’s low or no cost  dental services in the past two years.  Under the supervision of instructors, students pursuing associate’s degrees in dental hygiene perform low-cost procedures for the public, including:  Oral prophylaxis (cleaning) and topical fluoride treatments X-rays Scaling and root planning ToothPrint child identification impressions

Oral cancer screenings   Dental Sealants   The Remington College Dental Hygiene Program can be completed in as few as 24-months and is an accredited program designed to help prepare students for careers as dental hygienists.(2) Instructors have real world experience in the dental hygiene field, and course offerings include Preclinical Dental Hygiene Practice, Oral and Dental Anatomy, Nutrition and Biochemistry, and

Oral Radiology. People seeking treatments at the Remington College School of Dental Hygiene can make appointments by calling 615493-9398.   The clinic hours are: Monday -Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Thursdays and Fridays: no patients seen on these days  The school is on the Remington College-Nashville Campus, located at 441 Donelson Pike, Suite 150 in Nashville.


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God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens

Kam Williams

Book Review by Kam Williams

“I was raised in poverty, surrounded by drug dealers, gangs and community violence. My mother was addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol. I rarely went to church… [Yet] somehow God’s grace found and saved me when no one and nothing else could... God’s Graffiti takes a look at young men and women in the Bible who overcame family and community challenges… Their stories give us some practical guidance for our own lives. You have the ability to do amazing things through your faith in God, the courage to try something different, and the help of a few committed people.” -- Excerpted from the Introduction (pages xiv-xv) Sadly, this is an era when the bulk of African-American children are being raised by single-moms with little investment in their lives on the part of their deadbeat baby-daddies. The absence of a father figure in the home ostensibly plays a big role in the high dropout, unemployment and crime rates presently plaguing the black community. Romal Tune could just as easily been another statistic. After all, his mother was a crack head who never took him to church. And the absence of his dad meant he grew up on the streets where he got mixed-up with the wrong crowd and started dealing drugs by the time he was a teenager. Miraculously, however, he found Christ and came to see the light and, benefitting from a new purpose, eventually graduated from both Howard University and Duke Divinity School. Today, Reverend Tune routinely ministers to the underserved as the founder of a couple of organizations dedicated to at-risk youth. God’s Graffiti is a mix of memoir and motivational resource designed as a prescription to put juvenile delin-

quents on a proper path. The book’s title was inspired by the author’s observation of how the Lord often “takes what looks like a mess and transforms it into something amazing.” What makes the opus very relevant is how it relies on scriptures to remind the reader of the humble beginnings which many a Biblical figure had to overcome en route to finally flourishing. Again and again, from the prostitute Rahab, to the abandoned Ishmael, to the orphaned Esther, to the unfairly accused Joseph, we see how these unlikely heroes ultimately conquered their considerable challenges. For instance, Moses, the prophet who would part the Red Sea prior to leading his people to the Promised Land, was born a slave. To his credit, he survived being placed as an infant in a basket on which was allowed to drift away on the Nile by a mother desperate to save her son from certain death at the hands of the pharaoh’s henchmen. Written in a down-to-earth style

By Reverend Romal Tune, Judson Press Paperback, $13.99, 184 pages ISBN: 978-0-8170-1733-0

certain to resonate with the targeted demographic, God’s Graffiti simultaneously addresses such salient subjects as bullying, sex, suicide, eating disorders, drugs, alcohol, divorce and abusive relationships. A timeless tool offering profound, faith-based advice for troubled teens in need of reasons to believe in a better tomorrow.

Dear Desperate Dad, I’m not going to beat around the bush. This sounds like a cry for help. As parents, we spend far too much time trying to figure out what’s right to do and end up doing nothing but waiting. In a situation like this one, waiting is the one thing you shouldn’t do. Act! Now! Call your son or better yet go with Tonya English to him. We can’t always know what’s going on in our children’s lives via a Dear SMC phone call. But when we look into their This morning when I woke up I did eyes, everything is revealed. I can’t emwhat I always do, checked my facebook phasize enough the value of an “I love page. The first thing I saw was a post you” or strong hug. Make the sacrifice my son made at 3 a.m. He said that he of time and effort. If it is just a FB post, was no longer afraid of dying and the you’ve simply showed your baby a little he was even ready to go. My son is a extra love. Oh and considering building 20 year old college student and I don’t stronger relationships with the people know what it means that he is so ok in your life. Facebook shouldn’t be with the idea of dying. He said that he your greatest source of information. was at peace with God and he knew he Send your letters to letters@singlewould go to heaven. I don’t know if I’m momchronicles. reading too much into this and I don’t Tonya English is an entrepreneur, want to over-react. Please help. writer, motivational speaker and the Desperate Dad founder of Single Mom Chronicles. She resides in the Dallas metroplex and is the single mom of two teenage girls.

Coming Next Week: Oscar winning actor Ryan Coogler...And a chat with former TV child star Danielle Spencer “Dee” from classic TV show What’s Happening Now.

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Professor Fernando Jones’ Blues Kids Camp Is On!

Blues veteran Professor Fernando Jones (Photo by FJKCA)

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is designed especially for the Blues Kid who simply wants to perform this music and experience this priceless, cultural enrichment opportunity in a nurturing environment with like-minded others.´ What served as his motivation to creThe Blues as an art form has taken ate all of this? Jones relates, “A number the rollercoaster ride of being “In” then of things motivated me to start the blues “Out” like her sister art forms i.e., jazz, camp. Most of the things that I have startR&B and so on since its inception in the ed or created in my life have been things Mississippi delta in the early 1900’s. Pro- that I saw a need and also at some point fessor Fernando Jones is not only a music of my life, things I tried to give away to educator at Columbia College in Chica- other people. Most of the things that I go, he is also a veteran Blues recording have done have not been necessarily for artist who sings and plays guitar. Jones’ myself but they needed to be done.” Jones also mentions his many experilove of blues is so strong that he created ences playing around the country where a workshop/camp for youth to not only teach them how to play the blues but also parents will bring their child to his conto help preserve the music and keep it go- cert and the youngster showed an interest ing strong for future generations to come. is playing the blues. He reflects, “SomeJones explains, “The Blues Camp started times when you get to a town and people in 2010 at Columbia College in Chicago like you, they will bring their family to and it is part of a program called “Blues meet you and in some cases they will Kids of America” that I founded back in bring a kid who is a guitar player who 1989 here in Chicago. So the camp came will come up and ask you if they can out of a 20 something year-old music play. Because I started playing when I was around four years-old, I could pretty program with a focus on the blues. The Fernando Jones Blues Kids Camp much see myself in this kid. They’ll get is a program of The Blues Kids Founda- up and play a tune with you for the night, tion which is an IRS recognized 501(c) then four or five weeks later you get a (3) nonprofit charitable organization. beautiful handwritten letter made out of The camp’s staff is made up from highly construction paper with the kid saying qualified music instructors. The program how wonderful the experience was and provides scholarship tuition waivers for how in so many was it helped saved their all of the student musicians (ages 12 - 18) lives and helped them from being weirthat attend. Some scholarship waivers dos.” For support donations and more inforalso include lodging and transportation arrangements. Jones’ Kids Blues Camp mation on how your child might benefit started in Chicago but is now offered in from the Blues Kids Camp, go to www. several cities. As Jones states, “Our camp blueskids.com

TERRI’S REVIEW ‘A Family Affair’ by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

was going, Lorraine rushed out the door of their apartment… …and never came home. Lorraine had a fatal heart attack – but her last words to Olivia gave the young woman quite a start. Despite everything Olivia thought she knew, and despite that her Aunt Betty was reluctant to confirm it, Olivia’s father was alive and living in California! Bernard Wells was stuck. Years ago, he’d given up love for money and he’d regretted it for more than twenty years. His Terri Schlichenmeyer wife, Adele, was a shrew with no compassion but lots of cash; she was nothing like Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer the woman he lost, the woman he thought about every day. His lovely mistress, AlysThe first time he laid eyes on her, your sa, couldn’t give him comfort. He couldn’t father thought your mother was the most very well get a divorce. Bernard was stuck beautiful girl in the world. She thought he in a life he wished he’d never had. Everywas a pain in the neck, all gangly with legs one assumed that Kendall Wells would going this way and that, asking her out until take over the family business someday. It she couldn’t say anything was his birthright, rebut “yes.” It didn’t take ally, but there was one long for her to realize, problem: Kendall didn’t though, that she couldn’t want it. No, he had othlay her hands on a better er dreams of producing man. music and singing. He You know the story also had memories of a of how your parents fell nanny who loved him in love, but there are a lot like a son. Memories of things you don’t know of a sweet little girl he about them. And in the called Pinky. Memonew book, “A Family Afries of hugs, kisses, and fair” by ReShonda Tate bedtime stories, but no Billingsley, finding out idea why they disapcould be a painful thing. peared… Olivia Dawson never There’s a chaste wanted much. Since she c.2013, Gallery Book ($16.00 / bedroom scene or two was a child, she dreamed $18.99 Canada) 321 pages here, but I think you’ll of going to Juilliard but she be happy to know that knew that was out of reach now. Her mother, Lorraine, was already working multiple this novel is mostly on the tamer side, so jobs to keep a roof over their heads. Olivia you can Book Club it without worry. If hadn’t had a new pair of shoes in ages. you’re looking for something a little genEven with a scholarship, Julliard just wasn’t tler, maybe something more genteel but not too mild, then I think this is your book. “A in the budget. But Lorraine knew where to get the Family Affair” may be the perfect novel to money. Without telling Olivia where she lay your eyes on this weekend.


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HEALTH

Prohealth Community Health Centers Hosting First Responders

Prohealth Community Health Centers will be hosting an appreciation lunch for Williamson County first responders on Friday, August 16, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Franklin Community Health Center, located at 1325 West Main Street. The day will include free health screenings, along with lunch prepared by the volunteers

who participate in the Center’s daily senior program. While firefighters and EMTs will be able to drop in throughout the day, there will be a brief program at 11:30 a.m. that will allow a few of our community leaders to personally thank these dedicated public servants. I hope you will be able to join us as your schedule permits.

Saint Thomas Midtown Receives Full Chest Pain Accreditation With PCI NASHVILLE, TN — Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital has received full chest pain accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), formerly the Society of Chest Pain Centers, an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number on cause of death worldwide.  “This accreditation is evidence of Saint Thomas Midtown’s commitment to treating cardiac patients quickly and with the highest level of technology and care,” said Stacy McDowell, director of Emergency Services at Saint Thomas Midtown. “This effort would not have been possible without participation across our facility, including the emergency department, EMS, critical care units and Saint Thomas Heart physicians.”   Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. SCPC’s goal is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to

recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment, and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment. The Accredited Chest Pain Center’s protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted. With the increase in chest pain centers came the need to establish standards designed to improve the consistency and quality of care provided to patients. SCPC’s accreditation process ensures that centers meet or exceed

quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine. The Accredited Chest Pain Center at Saint Thomas Midtown has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SPCP’s accreditation review specialists. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include the following: Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel Maintaining organizational structure and commitment Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack

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St. Cecilia Academy Alumna Mayden Gets National Honor By Trbune Staff

Samantha Mayden, a 2009 graduate of St. Cecilia Academy, has earned the most prestigious honor available in her sport. Mayden, now a senior at Muhlenberg College, was named an All-American after the recent NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships were completed at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mayden’s finished seventh in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 16:51.06. The subsequent All-American recognition she received is a significant achievement for Muhlenberg’s track program. Mayden becomes the Mules’ first All-American in a running event. “I never though it would be realistic to be an All-American,” Mayden said in a press release. “It’s a great way to end it.” She also has another reason to celebrate. Muhlenberg College named her their Female Athlete of the Year. “Sam” (her nickname) is remembered by her St. Cecilia cross country and track coach Teresa Marchetti as having a strong work ethic in combination with good “coachability.” Those dual assets prove especially vital in generating a passion for running. In addition, Mayden had an infectious sense of humor, which helped keep her team loose prior to meets. Other graduates of the SCA distance running crew who have continued their sport on the college level are Cate Hargrove (’10), cross country at Sewanee; and Nancy-Margaret Wehby (’12), cross country at Rhodes College. Dana Lee (’13) has signed a letter of intent with Washington and Lee University to run track for the Generals. Lee’s events are the 400 meter run and the long jump, where she is the reigning (2013) Divi-

SCA Class of 2009 graduate, Samantha Mayden, becomes first female All-American in a running event at Muhelnberg College

sion IIA state champion. The SCA track and field team is coached by Bryan Picklesimer, assisted by Teresa Marchetti, Michael Marchetti, and Sarah McFee. With the track season ending across the nation, football action begins to pick up. There will be a new twist this season and a new venue for the Middle Tennessee State University’s Office of Alumni Relations annual Pigskin PreGame Stockyard Party. It will be hosted August 17 in coach Rick Stockstill’s “backyard.” In past years this event has been held off campus. But the 2013 party will take place in Floyd Stadium, the home turf of Stockstill’s Blue Raiders. The team

begins its first season in a new conference. They have departed the Sun Belt and are now members of Conference USA. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., with the formal program getting underway at 7 p.m. All proceeds of this event benefit the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, which is awarded to children or grandchildren of MTSU alumni said Paul Wydra, assistant director in Alumni Relations. Wdyra added in a press release that the Alumni Association makes the event a kickoff to the Blue Raiders’ football season. The season begins August 29 at 6:30 p.m with a game against Western Carolina in Floyd Stadium. “We also tie it in to a kickoff for another great Blue Raider football season,” Wydra said. “With all the excitement surrounding our move to C-USA, the Alumni Association felt that the stadium would be a fantastic location to hold this event. We think this will also be a great family event. Tickets for the event will be $30 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free. Attendees must prepay and RSVP by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, to secure tickets, which will include food, soft drinks, and door prizes. There will be no alcohol at this year’s event. Tours of the stadium and a meetand-greet with coaches and players will be part of attendees’ activities. Parking will be available in the Greenland Drive lot. Entrance to the stadium will be through Gate 2. For more information about Pigskin Pre-Game, sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tickets, call 800-533-6878 or visit mtalumni/ com. Payments can be mailed c/o Office of Alumni Relations, MTSU Box 104,, Murfreesboro, TN. 37132.

Former Vandy Star’s Camp Concludes By Ron Wynn

over three seasons for the Commodores. Jenkins shot nearly 49 percent (48.3) from Former Vanderbilt star and current At- three-point territory as a freshman, and lanta Hawks player John Jenkins always was over 40 percent the next two seasons. He became the first player to lead the wanted to start a basketball camp. It was one of his childhood dreams along with Southeastern Conference in scoring two playing major college basketball and be- consecutive seasons since LSU’s Ronnie Henderson in the mid-‘90s. During his ing in the NBA. Having achieved All-SEC honors as second season Jenkins set an SEC singleone of Vanderbilt University’s greatest season mark for successful three-pointers. The 23rd pick of the Atlanta Hawks in all-time scorers, then being a first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks, Jenkins the 2012 draft, Jenkins didn’t get off to a was already two-for-two in terms of ca- great start, but began to assert himself in reer objectives. This week he fulfilled his the team’s final games and playoff conthird, as the first John Jenkins Basketball tests. He looked back at his rookie season Camp was held at Station High School in as one where he learned the rudiments and Gallatin. The camp completed its sessions differences between the pros and colleges. “At times it was tough (his first year),” Thursday. “This (holding the camp) is something Jenkins acknowledged. “You have to deal I’ve dreamed about doing way back to the with back-to-back games, extensive travtime I was in the eighth grade,” Jenkins eling, learning how to balance you time, said last week during a phone interview. staying in shape and always being ready “It’s the opportunity to give back to the when they call you.” “I went through a long stretch (28 community I came from, help youngsters improve their skills and also do for them games) where I didn’t play much, but during that time I learned what taking care of what others did for me coming up.” The camp ran for four days from 8:30 your body meant. Watching veterans like a.m. – 12 noon. Individual instruction was Al Horford and Lou Williams, I learned provided in several areas, including bas- what it takes to be a pro.” “The thing about the NBA is it’s conketball fundamentals. There were also special guests and coaches. The camp trolled chaos,” Jenkins added. “In college covered all grades, and both boys and girls you have guys with different degrees of skill, but in the NBA everyone knows the were welcome. Jenkins added he would like to make game. They are intelligent about things the camp an annual summer tradition. “I like spacing, pressure defense. You have want to make it a regular thing, make it to both work hard and smart.” With former longtime San Antonio an event and something kids look forward to every year,” Jenkins said. “But a lot de- Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer hired as the new Hawks’ coach, Jenkins is very pends on reaction and response.” John Jenkins certainly has a glittering excited about the team’s future. I’ve talked resume in terms of his basketball achieve- to him a little bit and I’m really thrilled ments in the state. He was Gatordade’s about the upcoming season,” Jenkins said. Tennesse High School Player of the Year “I’ve been getting ready and I think we’re in 2008-09, and ranked among the na- going to be a much improved team.” Still, while he now resides in Atlanta, tion’s premier scorers and shooters. Jenkins proved a prized recruit for Vander- Jenkins maintains ties with Vanderbilt and bilt. He lived up to his shooting reputation Nashville, saying one day he plans to also

Former Vanderbilt star and current Atlanta Hawk John Jenkins, shown here against the Brooklyn Nets, has been in town this week. Jenkins conducted a basketball camp for four days, and will be playing this weekend in the alumni game at Memorial Gymnasium.

have a home here. “Coach Stallings and I talk quite a bit and I keep in touch with guys,” Jenkins said. “ I don’t know some of the newer assistants, but I’m always rooting for the Commodores.” Jenkins is in town through the end of the week. Though the camp ends Thursday, he’ll be participating in the annual alumni game August 3 at Memorial Gym. He added that the camp fits in with one of his long range goals after his pro career. “One day I’d like to have a basketball academy,” Jenkins concluded. “That’s a way to keep involved in the game, help future generations and stay a part of things. One thing I always tell any youngster with pro aspirations is try and have fun while you’re playing, and know how to both work hard and work smart. The NBA is a business, and if you reach that level, it’s a lot of hard work. Always keep the fun in it, and enjoy playing the game.”

BY RON WYNN Kevin Sumlin Coaching Star The name Johnny Manziel stays in the news these days for both good and bad reasons. Manziel was the first freshman to win the Heisman last season, and his exploits on and off the field for Texas A&M are constant fodder for sports message boards, talk shows and gossip columns. But something that’s frequently overlooked is the fact Manziel was a third-stringer before a coach named Kevin Sumlin plucked him off the discard heap and devised an offense to fit his talents. Sumlin’s no-huddle, quickstrike offense had previously earned him headlines with Houston, where his teams had two 10-win seasons, and an overall mark of 35-17 before Sumlin departed for A&M. Last season the Aggies had an 11-2 record that included a victory over eventual national champion Alabama in Tuscaloosa and a Cotton Bowl triumph over number 11 ranked Oklahoma. Texas A&M finished the 2012 season ranked in the Top Five in both the Coaches and AP polls. They led the powerful Southeastern Conference in total offense, total rushing yards and topped the entire nation in third down conversion percentage. The Aggies were the first SEC team to amass over 7,000 yards in total offense. Amazingly, that didn’t earn Sumlin national Coach-of-the-Year honors. For whatever reason, he doesn’t seem to get anywhere near the recognition he deserves as an offensive mastermind, despite having racked up big numbers at Houston before coming to A&M. This, sadly, is part of the struggle Black coaches face. If they’re big winners in football or basketball, the tendency is to praise them for recruiting skills. Should their teams not prove consistent winners, then their ability to devise successful schemes and handle in-game decisions is questioned. If Sumlin had not spotted Manziel’s skills and seen them being wasted, all this “Johnny Football” business might never have happened. His offensive schemes were so effective Alabama wizard Nick Saban spent the summer complaining about them posing a safety risk to defensive players (something he knows isn’t the case). But there’s one way Kevin Sumlin may finally achieve the national recognition he deserves. The rematch between Alabama and Texas A&M is September 14 at Kyle Field in Texas Station. Should A&M beat Alabama a second straight season, Sumlin will be among the rare coaches who’ve bested a multiple national champion in consecutive seasons. There’s another marquee game for Texas A&M Oct. 26 when Vanderbilt comes to town. It’s a matchup of Black coaches who’ve proven doubters wrong. James Franklin has done just as great a job with Vandy as Sumlin with A&M. Both are part of a group that also includes Louisville’s Charlie Strong, excellent teachers and tacticians who’ve helped demolish the myth Black coaches are just recruiters.

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SPORTS Braves Sweep Weekend Series With Cards

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By Ron Wynn

Things looked bleak for the Atlanta Braves as their weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals, holders of the best record in the Major Leagues, began Friday. But the Braves played their finest series thus far of the season, completing a three-game sweep Sunday night with a 5-2 victory. Kris Medlen ended a personal three-game losing streak, giving up only two runs on eight hits through six innings. He’s now 7-10 for the season. It was the first time Atlanta has swept St. Louis in the Braves’ home stadium in 10 years. The Braves had lost starting pitcher and ace Tim Hudson in the finale of a fourgame road series against the New York Mets Thursday. Hudson had suffered a broken ankle in a tough collision at first base with Eric Young. Atlanta had won only three of seven games against the Chicago White Sox and Mets, and were facing a St. Louis team leading both leagues in several offensive categories. These included runs scored, batting average with runners in scoring position, and overall team batting average. But Atlanta’s starters shut down St. Louis in all three games, even posting a rare shutout against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. The Sunday night game, which was televised on ESPN, was viewed by St. Louis as a must-win contest

Atlanta Braves’ outfielder Jason Heyward (right) had a big series over the weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals

to avoid getting swept. They entered the series with a glittering 62-37 record and 2 ½ game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates. They left Atlanta 62-40, and only 1 ½ games ahead. Outfielder Jason Heyward has not had the type of offensive season the Braves expected, partly due to injury. But he was a key figure over the weekend. He played center field rather than his customary right field due to B.J. Upton’s injury. Heyward had a home run for the second consecutive game and also had a run-scoring single. Sunday’s game followed the same pattern as the first two, being a close, very competitive one through the early innings.

The Braves took an early 2-0 lead, but the Cardinals came back to tie it after five. Then Atlanta broke through in the sixth. St. Louis’ rookie starter Shelby Miller tired and was replaced. Pinch-hitter Joey Terdoslavich drove in Chris Johnson with the go-ahead run, slashing a single to left field. Then Heyward added another single up the middle. The Braves kept the Cardinals scoreless through the remaining innings, with Craig Kimbrel getting his 31st save in the bottom of the ninth. The win was Atlanta’s 60th of the season, and it helped them preserve an 8 ½ game lead in the National League’s Eastern Division. That’s the

biggest advantage any team has as clubs headed into the final week of July. The trading deadline for MLB teams was July 31. There was still speculation that the Braves would make a deal to secure another frontline pitcher, but they got some good news on that front Sunday. Right-hander Brandon Beachy, who has been out of the rotation over a year, was named to start against the Colorado Rockies in the first game of that series Monday. Beachy has been on the disabled list since June of 2012. He had elbow ligament-replacement surgery. Manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Associated Press that Beachy would most likely be limited to about 100 pitches in his first time out. I’ve been waiting a long time for this,” Beachy said Sunday. He’d expected to come back in June, but felt discomfort in his elbow during a stint throwing on the sidelines. His minor-league rehabilitation stint was temporarily stopped. “I feel good now and I’ve felt good ever since that point I was shut down,” Beachy added. He was 5-5 and leading the National League in earned-run average last season when the injury prematurely ended his season. He’s now envisioned as a possible replacement for Hudson, even if the Braves do make a deal for a starter. Rumors persisted they would be bidding for the Chicago White Sox’s Jake Peavy, but nothing had happened at press time.

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Nashville Sounds Tough Season Gets Even Worse By Ron Wynn

A difficult season for the Nashville Sounds got worse over the weekend as they discovered first hand why the Omaha Storm Chasers lead the Pacific Coast League’s American North division. Omaha gave the Sounds’ a third straight defeat Sunday, beating them 4-1. It was the third consecutive defeat for the Sounds against Omaha, and their 11th loss against in them in 15 games this season. Nashville’s only run came in the seventh inning. Sean Halton scored on a two-out single from Anderson De La Rosa. That tied the game 1-1, and temporarily put the Sounds back in the game. But that was only for a short time. Omaha scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh off Tim Dillard, who suffered his second loss in three decisions. The Sounds offensive star was left

fielder Eugenio Velez. He had three hits in four at-bats, getting half their six hits. The loss wasted a very solid effort by starter R.J. Seidel. He worked 5 2/3 innings, finishing one out shy of getting credit for a quality start. He allowed only one run on seven hits, striking out three. The only run allowed by Seidel came with two outs in the opening inning. Ben Broussard had a double that scored catcher Max Ramirez. During Omaha’s big inning, they were aided by a pair of walks. Christian Colon and Max Ramirez had consecutive runscoring singles, each coming because the Sounds’ infield was playing in, trying to cut off the runs. Instead, that resulted in grounders getting through that might have been caught if the infielders were playing at normal depth. The final Omaha run came on a bases loaded walk. The Sounds threatened late, but couldn’t get a clutch hit. They loaded the

bases in the ninth, with Blake Lalli, Kentrall Davis and Blake Davis all getting walks. But Josh Prince struck out to end the game. They also threatened in the eighth inning, getting two runners in scoring position. But Donnie Joseph struck out Stephen Parker, then got Hunter Morris to fly out deep to right. The Sounds had one more game against Omaha Monday night, their final one this year against the Storm Chasers. They returned to Greer Stadium July 30 for their ninth homestand of the season. Mired in last place with an ugly 38-71 record, the Sounds have no illusions about making a playoff push. Instead, they hope just to salvage some things during the eight game home stand that began with a four-game series against the Las Vegas 51s from July 30-August 2. That’s followed by a four-game set with the Tucson Padres August 3-6.

The Nashville Sounds’ Sean Halton scored the team’s only run in Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the first-place Omaha Storm Chasers.

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Titans Schedule Gives Fans Reason For Hope

By Ron Wynn

The fact over 1,000 fans showed up for the Titans’ first public practice last week shows just how much the city hungers for a winning team. The Predators had an awful year, missing the playoffs and narrowly avoiding the cellar. The Sounds started the week with the most losses of any team in the Pacific Coast League (71), and were mired in last place, 15 games behind first-place Omaha. The Titans invested big money in freeagent signings and draft choices. They’ve rebuilt the offensive line and brought in a short-yardage specialist who’s coming off back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons. They made marquee draft choices at guard and wide receiver. But perhaps the biggest reason for optimism that they might return to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 is the schedule, which the NFL released a few weeks ago. It is far from the gauntlet it has been in past years, and is considered less than formidable by those in the schedule ranking business. It’s frontload-

ed a bit during the first eight games, but even there the Titans catch some breaks. They open the season September 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. But Pittsburgh was just 8-8 last season, and aren’t quite the formidable foe of the past. The second game is a big one as they head to Houston for an early showdown with the Texans. Assuming they’ve got Chance Warmack signed and ready to go, the first round draft choice will no doubt go head-to-head against J.J. Watt, who personally wrecked the Titans twice last year. They open the home season with three games against teams they should beat. The first is the San Diego Chargers September 22. That’s followed by the New York Jets, a team in disarry, September 29. The Kansas City Chiefs won a meager two games last season despite having five Pro Bowl players. They’ll be at LP Field October 6. The worse that should come of those first five games is a 3-2 mark. A best case scenario would be 4-1. Things then get rough for two weeks. There’s a road game against the Seattle

Coming Next Week Baseball’s dog days have arrived, and we’ll follow the Atlanta Braves and Nashville Sounds as they move into the final two months of the baseball season. But college football camps will be opening soon, as Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University all prepare for season opening games. The Titans first preseason game will be August 8 at LP Field against the Washington Redskins, and we’ll have that result as well. All this and more in next week’s Tennessee Tribune.

Seahawks, who last season had the NFL’s best home record. Then the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers come to town. If they somehow can split those games, the Titans would go into their bye week (week 8) with a 5-2 mark, but more reasonably they should be 4-3. The first two games after the bye are against the St. Louis Rams on the road and the Jacksonville Jaguars at home. They’ve got to win both of those to have a reasonable playoff shot. Assuming they win that one, they would be 6-3 and entertaining the Colts at home November 14 in a Thursday night game. A win there makes them 7-3. They hit the road for three straight, facing Oakland (Nov. 24), the Colts again (Dec. 1) and the Denver Broncos (Dec. 8). If they come out of those 1-2, that sets them up at 8-5 for the final three game push. The December 15th home game against the Arizona Cardinals is certainly one you

would anticipate being in the win column, and likewise the Dec. 22 road contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That would put them at 10-5 for the home and regular season finale against the Texans. A win gives them a sterling 11-5 mark and very much puts them in playoff position. Even a loss would leave them at 10-6 and still in very good shape for the playoffs. Of course, all of this is on paper. The Titans have been known to blow games they should win, especially against divisional opponents. They must get splits against Houston and Indianapolis, and definitely should sweep Jacksonville. They can’t afford to lose road games to inferior competition, which has been something they seem to do every year. They definitely can’t afford a 1-3 or 1-4 start. But should they fail to make the playoffs, this time they can’t really blame it on the schedule.

On this day in 1993, Reggie Jackson was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. One of the few players to have his number retired by two teams (Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees), Jackson enjoyed an often controversial but ultimately brilliant career. He played on five consecutive American League divisional winners, three straight pennant winners and two straight World Series champions with Oakland. Later came four more divisional championships, three American league titles and two more World Series titles with the New York Yankees. Jackson was later part of two divisional titles with the then California Angles. He hit three straight home runs in the 1977 World Series. Jackson eventually won one regular season and two World Series Most Valuable Player awards. He’s now a special advisor to the Yankees.

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Calling of a Christian Leader Rev. Jason Curry, Phd. of Fisk Memorial Chapel

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We are all leaders in at least one area of our personal and professional lives. As Christians who are leaders in our homes, we are charged with the responsibility of providing direction and instruction to our children who continuously depend on us for the basic necessities of life. As Christians who are leaders on our jobs, we are often charged with the responsibility of supervising others regarding significant tasks that need to be completed on a daily basis. As Christians who are leaders in our community, we are responsible for inspiring, organizing and leading groups of people toward a com-

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mon and noble goal (e.g., registering others to vote). Given that the values of Christ that are discussed by the disciple named Matthew in the Beatitudes of Matthew 5:1-12 (love and peace) are often at odds with the dominate values of the world, we often find that the act being a Christian leader is both physically and psychologically demanding but also emotionally and spiritually re-warding. Indeed, Christian leadership is not limited to the person who stands in the pulpit on Sunday morning. Christian leadership concerns the act of being a beacon light for Jesus Christ in our words and deeds so that others may see the love of God and be led to experience a better life with God. In the eleventh verse of the forty-eighth chapter of the book of Ezekiel, God’s prophet makes the following statement: “It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.” In short, Ezekiel was saying that there would be a great reward for

the priests, who were God’s leaders of their day, be-cause they kept God’s commandants when others among them “went astray.” As Christians who are leaders on jobs, in our homes and in the community, let us embrace and pro-mote the teaching of Jesus among others who may have “gone astray.” Some of our brothers and sisters may embrace values which promote fighting over fasting, power over prayer, prestige over peace, selfishness over sacrifice, greed over God, discord over devotion, fear over faith, hate over hope, money over meekness, lust over love, guns over goodwill, competition over cooperation, and chaos over community. The values of others may be popular, but the scriptures remind us that there is a great reward for the loving, but often dissenting, Christian voice. Let us lead those who may have gone astray back to the Christian community through the love of God. Our calling as Christian leaders is a special calling, one that is supported by God as we continue to do God’s work.

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Teenage Dating For Single Parents

Last issue I spoke briefly about teen dating from a married parenting perspective, however it’s understood we have single parent homes with parents trying to do the very best they can. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” For those currently doing so we pray for the Lord’s blessing over Elder “X” Lawson your home, those who are not, and it’s much better to raise your child up in the knowledge of the Lord then to allow them to grow up under the tutelage of the enemy. You will most defiantly need a very open and honest form of communication with your teen when it comes to dating. Be open and honest about the mistakes you’ve made in life and

what it’s cost you, also talk about the rewards (if any) that also came from making mistakes. Talk about what you went through and some of the things you did as a teen, believe it or not kids enjoy knowing their parents had a life and faced difficulties. The God in you combined with the transparency of your life fused with an open two way conversation with your teen can allow them to “pursue perfection to impact and imperfect world.” They can know that it’s ok to have certain feelings whether it’s sexual, or struggling with selfesteem and you can teach them the Godly way to address these things. Yes I said it, if you don’t talk to your teen about these things the streets will, and in some cases you already know the streets are, so the question is when are you going to get started? Psalm 111:10 say’s “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” I share this particular scripture because we don’t want our kids to understand the Lord because we demand it, we want them to love the Lord because he’ll always be there for them and they can call on him in any situation especially those

when parents cannot be around. Teen dating is a privilege not a right, your teen should know God, good behavior and school takes president over any relationship and breaking of the rules can lead to the loss of certain privileges. Occasionally monitor text messages, make sure phone conversations are in acceptable hours, and know who your teen is speaking with both in controlled dating and their friends so you’ll know they are being truthful and to be there to answer relationship questions when they arise. If you allow your teen to date be sure to meet both the individual they are dating and reach out to meet their parents as well so the Lord can help you spiritually discern them. In the midst of it all remember to keep God first and to help your teen learn how to keep God first in their life so they can allow the Lord to help them make healthy choices and call on the name of the Lord when you are not around. Do you have any questions and comments, email it to Elderxlawson@yahoo.com Catch “Real Gospel” with The Xman Sunday’s 9a–12n on 88.1FM WFSK. Listen live at Tune In Radio Dot Com under Fisk University. Twitter #XuamLawson

Democrats, Republicans Remember Longtime Lawmaker DeBerry By Tom Humphrey /Knox News

NASHVILLE — Democrats and Republicans alike joined Monday in paying tribute to Lois DeBerry, who died of pancreatic cancer Sunday after serving more than 40 years as a state representative, many of them as House Speaker Pro Tempore. “She served with, worked with and provided advice not only to legislators but also to seven Tennessee governors,” said former House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, a Democrat. “They all respected her opinion and listened closely to her advice.” The seventh governor to know DeBerry, Republican Bill Haslam, ordered on Monday all flags on state government buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of DeBerry until her burial. “Lois was a history maker, a wonderful woman, a great legislator and a true friend. I will miss her,” he said in a statement. DeBerry, 68, a Memphis native, was first elected to the House in 1972 and had been re-elected every year since, including 2012. She served as speaker pro tempore, a position with duties including presiding over House sessions when the speaker is absent, until Republicans gained a majority. The Legislature then passed a resolution giving her the title House Speaker Pro Tempore emeritus. A sampling of some other comments: * “From the civil-rights movement, to becoming the first female African-American Speaker Pro Tempore, Lois always made public service a priority,” said House Speaker Beth Harwell.

someone I could turn to in every situation,” said House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley. “She taught me the importance of working across party lines to get things done for the state, but also to never be afraid to stand up for a cause — even if sometimes you stand alone. Lois was a fighter. She always fought and fought hardest for children. “She fought for those on the margins of society and for the city of Memphis which she loved so dearly. Most recently she waged a courageous battle against cancer, inspiring everyone with her upbeat attitude and her determination to survive. I loved Lois DeBerry,” Fitzhugh said. * “Lois DeBerry will be remembered as a tireless advocate for her community, as one of the longestserving women lawmakers in the nation and as the first African-American female speaker pro tempore in the House,” said Sen. Bob Corker. “Lois’ legacy will be remembered in Memphis and across our state for generations to come.” * Speaker Lois DeBerry was one of America’s heroes and one of God’s saints,” said Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron, who served with DeBerry Lois DeBerry in the Legislature. ”So many of us owe her so much. “The impact she has had on this great state, the lives Speaker DeBerry led, she inspired, she witnessed with of countless Tennesseans and people all across the a spirit filled with The Spirit. Much will be said in the country is astounding,” said Harwell. “She certainly days ahead. Not enough can be said. We mourn her made her mark on history, and it was an honor to know passing and celebrate her life.” her and serve alongside her in Tennessee General As* House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, Rsembly. I valued our friendship, and will deeply miss Chattanooga, called DeBerry “a legendary figure in her sage advice, and her remarkable spirit and smile.” Tennessee political history” and “Her knowledge, expe* “From my first day on the hill in 1994, she was rience and delightful personality will surely be missed.”


10B The Tennessee Tribune

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7, 2013

Hendersonville Links, Inc. Annual Summer Retreat at Meharry Medical College - Saturday, July 27, 2013

l-r, President Gina Gunn, Michelle Viera

l-r, Dr. Leslie Churchwell, Dr. Angela Gaskin, Dr. Ayrika Bell l-r, Matt Clair, guest speaker and President Gina Gunn

l-r, President Gina Gunn, Gary Faulcon, Atty Mercedes Faulcon and Gabriel Faulcon l-r, Deborah Williams, Patricia Turner, President Gina Gunn, Michelle Viera, Dr. Angela Gaskin, Brenda Corbin

l-r, Dr. Debbie Webster Clair, and son, guest author Matt Clair and Rosetta Miller Perry

l-r, Geraldine Butts, Dr.Jacque Mitchell

l-r, Amber Gooding, Brenda Corbin

Front row l-r, Dr. Suzanne Thompson, Dr. Deborah Clair, Brenda Corbin, Michelle Viera, Gina Gunn, Patricia Turner, Deborah Williams, Barbara Singh, Helen Smith, Veronica Johnson; 2nd row l-r, Dr. Angela Gaskin, Dr. Ayrika Bell, Dr.Jacque Mitchell, Carol Boone, Rose Busby, Dr. Robin Williams; 3rd row l-r, Eunice Bell, Dr. Millicent Jackson, Geraldine Butts, Teresa Orock, Rosetta Miller Perry; 4th row l-r Amber Gooding, Cloretta Lampkin, Monique Lownes, Evelyn Jones; Back row l-r, Atty. Mercedes Faulcon, Dr. Janice Walker, Carol Lampkin, Dr. Elana Jones, Atty. Michelle Gaskin, Atty. Kristi Faulkner, Atty. Susan Jones and Robyn Williams Green


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