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Newly-Elected Presiding Bishop Walker Shares Vision By Janice Malone

NASHVILLE, TN — Walker pastors one of the largest churches in the U.S., Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, 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 over 30 ministries for social and economic enhancement of the Nashville community and abroad. The church’s pastor, 45-year-old Bishop Joseph Walker III, is now the new Presiding Bishop of the powerful Full Gospel Bap-

Bishop Joseph Walker III

tist Church Fellowship International (FGBCFI). It is the largest African-American Protestant religious organizations in the United States with an estimated 2 million members. Southern University graduate Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III will succeed Bishop Paul S. Morton as Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. The appointment was determined by the votes of the FGBCFI Bishop’s Council. The powerful denomination was founded 20 years ago by Bishop Paul S. Morton, the current presiding Bishop who’s based

in New Orleans. The anointed and charismatic Bishop Morton was recently a guest speaker Mount Zion’s Antioch location, where he preached a fiery sermon before a capacity crowd of congregants. “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 has shown in choosing me as the next Presiding Bishop,” the 45-year-old minister said. The Tennessee Tribune had the opportuBishop Continued on page 11A

Two New Radio Programs to Debut This Fall

duced by and in conjunction with the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including Tennessee State University. “Tennessee State Talk” provides a detailed look at TSU news, activities and accomplishments. The show will also display the student and faculty talent of the TSU community by offering different segments to keep listeners engaged. “Black Docs” explores numerous subjects important to the African American community including HBCU history, mental health, healthy living, and more. The program currently airs at 10 a.m. every Thursday, at http://www.blackdocsradio.com.

By Jason Luntz

Two new radio programs, created by a Tennessee State University communications faculty member, will debut on HBCU Radio Network this fall on SiriusXM satellite radio. “Tennessee State Talk” and “Black Docs” created by Tameka Winston, Ed.D., will broadcast in November on Channel 142, one of two channels leased to Howard University. Winston, an assistant professor at TSU and a published author, will host both weekly programs, sharing hosting duties with four other Black women who are either physicians or have their doctorate degrees on “Black Docs.” The HBCU Radio Network is pro-

l-r, Dr. Keisha Bean, Dr. Crystal deGregory, Dr. Tameka Winston, Dr. Heather O’Hara Rand, and Dr. Iris Johnson Arnold

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Black-Owned Landmark Building in Germantown Sold Wilkerson purchased the Odd Fellows building nearly thirtyyears ago. She envisioned the building which sits on a hill overlooking Bicentennial Park would become a headquarters for joint family ventures. She renamed the facility the Onyx Building and established the Onyx Room, an upscale banquet and reception hall featuring a panoramic view of the

By Ronald Weathersby

The Wilkerson family has sold the Onyx Building and 0.63 acre off Jefferson Street in Germantown for $1.1 million according to reports. The building, built in the 1890s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nashville entrepreneur and civil rights leader DeLois J.

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state Capital and an upper observation floor. It also features artwork from many notable Tennessee artists. Nashville artist and photographer, Carlton Wilkerson said he has fond memories of the property. “When my mother purchased the building in 1986 it was empty and in a state of rehabilitation,” Wilkerson said in

a telephone interview. “It was owned by a limited partnership that dissolved and as a result the building came up for sale.” Mr. Wilkerson said the building had a colorful past. “After the Odd Fellows left the building there was a fish shop on the bottom floor, and retail shops there for years. I believe at one time it was a house Landmark

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The Onyx building has been sold for $1.1M in Germantown

11-Year-Old Co-Valedictorian of His Class

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Carson Huey-You

Demetrius B. Short, founder and director of the Steps of Success 5K Fun Run/ Walk, will be the guest this week on Take 10 on Tuesdays with The Tennessee Tribune. Social Media Director Jason Luntz interviews Short about what led to the creation of the 5K event. Short, who is a Fisk alumnus, said the event provides college scholarships to students and financial assistance to organizations that provide after school programs to inner city youth. In its third year, Steps of Success has grown to include sponsorships by many local companies and organizations. You may watch the interview at www.tntribune.com and find out why Short runs the race in a full suit each year.

Texas Christian University, the youngest to ever study There aren’t many child on campus. prodigies in the world, Young Carson will however 11-year-old Car- graduate from college at son Huey-You is one of the age of 15 or 16, before them. he is old enough to even The child superstar hold a drivers license. The wants to become a quan- school wouldn’t even allow tum physicist, scored a Carson to apply online be1770 on the SAT and was cause the schools’ website co-valedictorian of his high doesn’t have the option of school senior class. The choosing 2002 as the year youngster is now attending of someones birth. By Britt L

Sierra Club Honors Nashville Electric

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club has presented Nashville Electric Service (NES) with the Energy Efficiency Star Award for its leadership and work to help households take advantage of cost-effective opportunities to improve the efficiency of their electricity usage. The award was presented to Decosta Jenkins, President & CEO of NES, at the August NES Power Board meeting on Sierra Club

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l-r, Samuel Howard, NES Power Board Chairman, Jeff Barrie of Sierra Club, Decosta Jenkins, NES CEO, Lisa Purcell, Director of Nashville Energy, Works (NEW) at Hands On Nashville, Jaclyn Mothupi, Director of the Home, Energy Savings Program at HON, and Mark Deutschmann, Owner of Village Real Estate

Ray Brown, dean of admissions at the university, says Carson was impressive and talented during his college interview. Carson explained that he played piano and even spoke Mandarin Chinese fluently. “Carson is at a place that will genuinely care about him as a person,” explained Brown when asked Huey-You Continued on page 14A

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Safe Haven Family Shelter Celebrates Expansion NASHVILLE, TN — Safe Haven Family Shelter, Middle Tennessee’s only homeless shelter that accepts the entire family held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Karl Dean on Tuesday, Aug. 27, to celebrate the facility’s recently completed renovation and expansion project. The shelter’s renovations include 10 family

rooms with designated spaces for children’s play, teen activities, tutoring, homework and study, computer usage and classes, and therapy, as well as multifunctional spaces for a variety of activities engaging families and volunteers. For more information on Safe Haven Family Shelter, visit www.safehaven.org. l-r, Alfred Degrafinreid II, SHFS Executive Director Joyce Lavery, Councilwoman Sandra Moore, Father Pat Kibby, Mayor Karl Dean, Father Dave Perkin, Henry Bedford, Jimmy Evans and Whitsitt Elementary school students welcome event attendees into the new Safe Haven Family Shelter

Joyce Lavery, Safe Haven executive director, gives Mayor Karl Dean a tour of the newly renovated facility

Safe Haven board chairman Jimmy Evans gives a brief history of Safe Haven Family Shelter

Artist and Family Contributions Raised-Up at Church By Inman E. Otey, Sr.

Nashville’s celebrated artist and Minority Affairs consultant, James R. Threalkill and his extended family’s contributions were raised-up during Zion New Jerusalem Church’s third Sunday’s morning Celebration Services. James and his uncle Dennis “Corky” Threalkill, the only surviving third generation descendent, both raised-up the many businesses, sports, entertainment, academic, and cultural contributions made by various family members – to Nashville, nationally and internationally. The Minister, Rev. Inman Otey, also noted the “generational and diverse contributions that the Threalkill – Dennis family has made and is currently making”. James R. Threalkill is well known in Nashville as one of its most acclaimed artists who is also acclaimed nationally and internationally. James concurrently has developed a professional career as a nationally recognized Minority Affairs cor-

l-r, Dennis “Corky” Threalkill, Zoe Threalkill, James R. Threalkill, Keziah Threalkill and Cassandra Threalkill Photo by Gabrielle “Gabbi” Nellis

porate consultant He was the son of Ronald Threalkill who was a leading agent for the nationwide Negro owned Universal

Life Insurance Co. out of Memphis, TN. Following family tradition of the time, James N. was name after his uncle Dr. James H. Threalkill III. Dennis “Corky” Threalkill whose first name is his mother’s maiden name, Lethia Dennis Threalkill, is a professional semiretired singer who spent part of his life in New York and traveling the nation and internationally. Dennis’ international travels carried him to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark; and his NY engagements included the Mike Douglas and the Merv Griffin Show. Here in Nashville, he performed for 10 years on the Ralph Emery Morning Show on WSMV TV. His brother, Larry, died in his early youthful years. Dr. James Harvey Threalkill, who transitioned in September, 2005, was a distinguished licensed psychologist, counselor, professor and businessman. A graduate of Tennessee State University, he began his professional career as a counselor and teacher in the Metro Nashville School Sys-

tem. He continued his higher educational pursuit at TSU, earning a Master’s Degree in l967 and a doctoral degree from Ball State University in 1971, before returning to his alma mater that same year. During his long career he is credited with: having been essential in starting the first Counseling Center at TSU, an out-patient counseling and therapy clinic at Ball State. Also at TSU he is credited with being Coordinator of the Master’s Degree Program, principal in many research projects and supervisor of hundreds of master’s theses and numerous dissertations. He with his wife, Meccie Brooks Threalkill, also a professor of psychology at TSU, started the very successful Arvie Personnel Services in 1991. Reverend Inman Otey is the Minister of Zion New Jerusalem Church. Church Services are celebrated on the first and third Sundays, beginning with a 11:30 brunch and services at 12 noon. The Church is located at 24th Ave. No. and Morena Street (2223). Please call 615-579-6461 or email minotey@comcast.net.

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Wiseman, Ashworth Listed in ‘Best Lawyers’

Thomas A. Wiseman, III

Gail Vaughn Ashworth

NASHVILLE, TN — Wiseman Ashworth Law Group founding members Thomas A. Wiseman III and Gail Vaughn Ashworth have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. The selection is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which close to 50,000 leading attorneys vote based on the legal abilities of their fellow lawyers in specific practice areas. Wiseman is listed in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law Defense and Personal Injury Litigation Defense. He was also named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Nashville Personal Injury Litigation Defense “Lawyer of the Year.” Wiseman has been recognized by Best Lawyers each year since 1999.

Ashworth is listed for her work in Personal Injury Litigation Defense. She has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1995. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which close to 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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Cohen Statement on Medicinal Marijuana MEMPHIS, TN — After Congressman Cohen urged Attorney General Holder to allow states to determine their own marijuana laws and to respect those determinations, the Department of Justice today announced new guidelines for federal prosecutors that—while not fully protecting businesses and individuals that comply with state and local laws—appear to reduce risk of federal prosecution for those individuals and businesses. The Congressman made the following statement: “Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said that states are the laboratories of democracy,” said Congressman Cohen. “He was right—but if those laboratories are to make any sort of breakthrough, the federal government must give them that chance. Today’s move by Attorney General Holder that means those who comply with relevant state and local laws are less at risk of overzealous federal prosecution is a step in the right direction, and it continues this Administration’s recent strides towards a smarter, more just approach to federal drug policy.”

Congressman Steve Cohen

“President Obama’s Administration is making incremental progress to address the basic unfairness of our federal drug policy and law enforcement policy, and I appreciate that it has started to work on these important issues. I look forward to working with the President and the Attorney General to finish the work that has been started, to make sure our sentencing laws are equally applied and reflect American ideals, and that law-abiding citizens of states like Colorado and Washington do not live in fear of their federal government.” The Congressman’s letter to the Attorney General Holder and Drug Enforcement Administration Adminis-

trator urging them to respect the people and the laws of Colorado and Washington is attached. The Congressman has also called on the Attorney General to help reduce unfairness and injustice in our criminal justice system for several years. Earlier this year, Congressman Cohen also introduced legislation to create a National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy. The Commission would undertake a comprehensive review of the federal government’s current policies toward marijuana, particularly in light of the growing number of states where marijuana is already legal for medicinal or personal use.

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BUSINESS EXCHANGE Republicans Goin’ Black

of the picture, replacing himself with strategic “outreach” profesRepublican Nationsionals and techniques al Committee (RNC) “to effectively spread Chairman Reince Priethe word” specifically, bus inherited a simple among African Amerimission: stop inflamcans. ing racism and expand Some say Prethe voter base beyond ibus should spend his White, male America. money elsewhere and Like so many Republithink that the Repubcans before him, Prielican Party faces an bus repeatedly gets in impossible task adding his own way in his atBlacks to their ranks. tempts to appeal to With targeted efforts, Blacks and other miWilliam Reed the RNC can easily nority groups. Over the months since the Demo- capture 30 percent of the Black vote by crats’ decisive electoral victories among 2016. Party leaders can’t second guess Blacks, Hispanics and Asian Ameri- themselves and they must continue to cans, officials at the RNC have talked a provide the resources necessary for the lot about engaging the country’s differ- outreach to be successful. The Repubent and more diverse communities. At licans have to deliver messages among their Boston summer meeting session African Americans that explain to them the Republicans declared that “engag- why the GOP’s world view is in their ing youth and building the party at the best interest. The Republicans need to project imgrassroots level is key” to the party’s successes toward 2016. The RNC’s lat- ages and an agenda that Blacks can reest effort to sell itself is a plan to show- late to. In order to be effective, the party case the diversity in the GOP ranks. The needs to provide the Black outreach Rising Stars initiative highlights the team the budget and autonomy they to next generation of Republicans: a group need to set up networks that allow them of activists, authors, elected officials and to consistently engage African Americandidates who combat the GOP’s “old cans through their media, about their issues. In addition to the field represenboy” image. In its initiative, the RNC’s publicity tatives Priebus announced in Boston, professionals will be shining a spotlight the RNC headquarters outreach team on its younger, minority up-and-comers includes Amani Council, director of the every three months. The first batch of RNC’s African-American CommunicaRising Stars includes T.W. Shannon, tions, Kristal Quarker-Hartsfield, who Oklahoma’s first African-American heads up the political arm; and Raffi Speaker of the House and a protégé of Williams, whose focus is the youth vote. former Rep. J.C. Watts. The RNC plans Priebus says the RNC expects the to thrust Black Republicans like Shan- staffers they recently hired to live and non into the limelight. work in minority communities and pitch To grow and expand the party among Republican values. Between the headBlacks, the GOP should remember that quarters’ crew and field representatives, “it’s all about the economy.” Despite Republicans should be putting forth iswoeful, to no, economic gains under sues that Blacks truly care about, and Democratic political leadership, African through new technology and local news Americans have allowed themselves, outlets to “meet them [Blacks] where and their issues, to be dumbed down to they are.” accept mediocre governance. The last Republicans can take a page from 40 years, the Black vote has gone so companies that target and develop the overwhelmingly for Democrats that the African-American consumer market. GOP has never invested much effort in It’s time Priebus & Company allow their trying to capture it. In what Priebus says “Black outreach” team the full reign is “an unprecedented effort”, the RNC is they need to effectively sell the Repubputting money and muscle into getting lican message, convene conferences, more African Americans to vote Re- and be a resource on Republican ideals, publican. The RNC just hired 150 field and assemble and conduct political edustaffers “to help court new voters.” cation among African Americans that Throughout the spring and sum- touts: strong families, faith in God, permer of 2013, Priebus and a core group sonal responsibility and equal economic of Republicans, lurched from conven- opportunities. tion-to-convention in a kind of “rock William Reed is publisher of “Who’s star” procession seeking “grip-and- Who in Black Corporate America” grin” photo-ops with notable Blacks. and available for projects via the BaiWhat he needs to do now is move out leyGroup.org By William Reed

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Malcolm X Predicted That We Would Still Be Marching 50 Years Later By Yvette Carnell

As we edged closer to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, we were forced to acknowledge that in many economic areas, Blacks are actually in just as dire a situation as they were back then. Although most Black leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., weren’t prescient enough to predict such a bleak future, Malcolm X seems to have predicted the outcome. In a speech, Malcolm X said Blacks didn’t have the moral high ground to criticize whites for job discrimination when Blacks themselves hadn’t begun to set up factories and job opportunities. As far as Malcolm X was concerned, Blacks would live their lives as beggars so long as they didn’t put forth a collective effort to raise capital for the benefit and betterment of the Black community. In Malcolm’s mind, Blacks seemed to be at a standstill, and wouldn’t progress until we understood how to pool wealth. If Malcolm X were still alive, I doubt that he’d be surprised that the response of Black leaders to both social and economic injustice is still, decades later, to plan a march. It’s all we know. It’s the tool of the powerless and penniless. Regardless of how you feel about Black nationalism, the data doesn’t lie. From the New York Times: As of 2010, white families, on average, earned about $2 for every $1 that black and Hispanic families earned, a ratio that has remained roughly constant for the last thirty years. But when

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it comes to wealth — as measured by assets, like cash savings, homes and retirement accounts, minus debts, like mortgages and credit card balances — white families have far outpaced black and Hispanic ones. And Blacks know that things haven’t improved nearly as much as they’ve been told, which explains why Black respondents to a Pew poll released today said they felt mistreated by every American civic institution: For example, seven-in-ten blacks and about a third of whites (37%) say blacks are treated less fairly in their dealings with the police. Similarly, about two-thirds of black respondents (68%) and a quarter of whites (27%) say blacks are not treated as fairly as whites in the courts.

LETTERS TO EDITOR Dear Editor: Martin Luther King Jr.’s real message, Jonah Goldberg writes, was not racial justice but colorblindness, a mantle that has been taken up by today’s conservatives. Let’s just assume for the sake of argument that colorblindness was King’s guiding principle. We have seen a concerted effort to make it harder for minorities to vote, advanced under the nominally colorblind guise of preventing voter fraud. Is that really what King was after? Thank God almighty North Carolina is free at last to disenfranchise black people? Furthermore, the idea that colorblindness was King’s point is fatuous. The dream may have been for everyone to be judged on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, but we needed the government to step in. Goldberg, however, thinks that throwing off the yoke of oppression by

the federal government — oppression that served mainly to prevent states from oppressing minorities — was the point. Branden Frankel Encino Dear Editor; Goldberg didn’t cite this part of King’s speech: “One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land.” The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was as much about economic justice as civil rights. Goldberg is entitled to his beliefs, but he shouldn’t distort “King’s true message.” Richard Patterson Los Angeles

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How WIll You Fund Your Strategic Plan? Strategic planning is the process that drives the work of many nonprofit organizations and institutions. It takes different forms depending on the culture and policies of the nonprofit. Some complete the process at a retreat, others hire a facilitator to work with a committee of the board, still others hire a firm to survey best practices and emerging trends amongst competitors and collaborators. The outcome – a strategic plan – will drive operations and decision making over a multi-year period. We encourage strategic planning that answers the question “where will the money come from” as part of the process. Determining future directions without seriously evaluating how they will be funded can create an unhealthy stress for nonprofits of any size. Assuming that the development director or vice president will raise the money needed to bring a strategic plan to life without planning and budgeting for his or her success is irresponsible. Here are three things to consider: If fundraising planning is not integrated into the strategic plan, you may find out later that the plan’s underlying assumptions don’t materialize. Assuming a consistent (or increasing) level of funding without planning for how those funds will be raised, can put the organization itself in jeopardy. Creating operating budgets without a market-based assessment of whether or not the required income can be generated can also put your nonprofit at risk. If the strategic planning committee envisions a major fundraising campaign as part of the organization’s future be sure to poll your board members to learn whether or not they would be willing to give an increased amount

of their time, money and resources to that campaign. If your board isn’t willing to lead and give, including such a campaign in your strategic plan may not make sense. Unless your nonprofit is funded through a well managed, unrestricted endowment, someone within the organization will ultimately be charged with raising the funds required to bring the strategic plan to life. The extent to which he or she can raise the required funds is often impacted by the extent to which the nonprofit’s strategic direction aligns with funding priorities of local and national foundations, corporations or individuals who have the financial capacity to make major gifts. One way to integrate fundraising planning into the strategic planning process is to invite input from select donors and funders. Ask program officers and corporate leaders about the vision, strategic directions, goals and objectives of the foundations and businesses they represent. Your CEO and fundraising staff can also provide the strategic planning team with information they have gained over the years regarding giving trends and requirements. When you know your nonprofit will need to invest time and money to grow a new pool of donors and funders you can budget and schedule growth to align with realistic revenue projections. Incorporating this into your strategic plan can help set realistic expectations. 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.

LOCAL First Freedom Bank Promotes Two LEBANON, TN — Two of First Freedom Bank’s long-time personal bankers have been promoted to Senior Personal Banker &Team Leader, announced John Lancaster, President and CEO. Kelly Ferrell will move into the role in the Lebanon office, while April Jennette has been promoted in the Mt. Juliet office. “Both of these ladies have had very successful careers here at First Freedom,” said Lancaster. “They understand and embrace our customerfocused standards. I am pleased to expand their responsibilities with these promotions,” he concluded. First Freedom takes pride in providing the highest level of quality customer service. As Senior Personal Bankers and Team Leaders, these individuals will continue to assist their customers while training their co-workers to maximize the customer experience within their offices. Ferrell has been in banking for 23 years and has been with First Freedom Bank since its inception in 2006. She has been recognized for her service with the Red Carpet Service Award

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and several other banking awards. Ferrell is a 1994 graduate of Volunteer State Community College with an AAS degree in Accounting. She is also a graduate of many Tennessee Bankers Association sponsored programs in IRA Update and Review Courses, Deposit Accounts & Loans. A native of Lebanon, she and her husband Ray have two children and currently live in Castalian Springs. She is an active runner and has participated in numerous 5k and 10k runs to help support Breast Cancer Awareness and Crohn’s Disease.     Jennette has 27 years of banking experience and has been with First Freedom Bank since 2007.

She has been recognized for her service with multiple awards throughout her career, including the Financial Planning Award three years in a row at First Freedom, the Stellar Teller Award two years in a row, and an Excellence Award. Jennette has completed numerous programs through the Tennessee Bankers Association, focusing on IRA and Deposit Account Administration. A native of Key West, Florida, Jennette is a 20-year resident of Old Hickory in Wilson County. She is an ordained minister and has done motivational speaking and mentoring as Pastor of the Women’s Ministry at New Covenant Church in Old Hickory.

Miller Joins Nashville Firm As Marketing Coordinator NASHVILLE, TN — Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. announced today that Evie Miller has joined the firm as Marketing Coordinator. Miller will coordinate the development of qualification-based proposals and its follow-through production with outside vendors for a variety of business units at Barge Waggoner. She was previously employed with Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P) as Senior Marketing Coordinator with primary point-of-contact for GS&P’s Transportation Division, where she gained significant proposal experience with Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida departments of transportation. “As Barge Waggoner welcomes Evie, we position ourselves for continued success in meeting the needs of the marketplace,” stated Paula Harris, CPSM, Executive Vice President, and Chief Marketing Officer. “Her experience in proposal generation and marketing support symbolically represents the integrity and commitment to excellence in Corporate Marketing and

at Barge Waggoner. We depend on individuals like Evie to continually build our success across our focused-markets.” “There are many aspects that attracted me to Barge Waggoner, but the company’s remarkable reputation, welcoming team and outstanding project history were ultimately what solidified my decision to join,” stated Miller. “I am extremely excited and proud to be a part of this team, and am looking forward to continuing and advancing the company’s unyielding drive to excellence.” Miller graduated Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with a concentration in Advertising and a double minor in English and Market-

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ing. She received GS&P’s Commitment to Excellence Award in 2010. She volunteers her free time with the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. Barge Waggoner is a professional services firm that includes engineers, architects, landscape architects, and surveyors employed in offices in Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio and Georgia. Our focus markets include Aviation, Energy & Environment, Federal, Industrial and Building Services, Land Resources and Water Services. Founded in 1955, Barge Waggoner is ranked 163rd in the 2013 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms list. Visit Barge Waggoner’s website for more information please visit www.bargewaggoner.com


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The Riverbend Project

Local Omega Chapters Join Forces to Empower Inmates NASHVILLE, TN — On August 20, 2013, members from five middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky graduate (alumni) chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. visited Riverbend Maximum Security Institution to conduct an Empowerment Session. The effort is a joint service project between Gamma Phi (Nashville, TN), Omega Lambda Lambda (Hendersonville, TN), Pi Gamma Gamma (Murfreesboro, TN), Psi Pi (Clarksville, TN) and Theta Alpha Alpha (Bowling Green, KY) Chapters. Omega Psi Phi has had a presence at the prison since 2006 when Gamma Phi Chapter conducted a Black History Program at the facility. In 2011, Gamma Phi was joined by Omega Lambda Lambda and Pi Gamma Gamma Chapters. The response from the inmates was so positive that the frequency of visits was increased from once per year to quarterly visits. In 2012, Psi Pi and Theta Alpha Alpha Chapters joined the Riverbend Project, making the joint service project five Chapters strong. The increase in manpower helped to expand the expertise the Fraternity was able to provide to the inmates, capitalizing off of the varied experiences and backgrounds of the brothers. Open panel discussions were added to the format as well as time for one-on-one mentoring. Topics for the open panel discussions have included health issues that affect men, spiritual uplift, legal advice, repairing your credit, how to start a business, how to start a nonprofit organization and resources available to inmates upon release from prison, to name a few. “It’s been an amazing transformation since the addition of the other chapters,” said Clint Boyd, Jr., coordinator of The Riverbend Project. “Many of the brothers have established personal relationships with inmates - serving as mentors, corresponding with them on a regular basis and serving as a support matrix to help them re-adjust to society and the workforce once they are released,” he said.

Members of five middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. visit Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville to conduct an empowerment session with the inmates.

l-r, Omega Psi Phi member Willie Jackson, Sr. talks with inmate Darry Mitchell during time for one-on-one mentoring

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More Black People Are in Prison Than Were Slaves By Jos

While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863, slaves in Texas didn’t find out slavery was over until June 19, 1865, hence commemorating this date as the end of legal slavery in the US. As Phillipe Copeland points out, the prison system was quickly positioned to take the place of slavery through the 13th amendment: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” (emphasis mine) If the architects of the 13th Amendment really wanted to abolish slavery, why make an exception for criminal convictions? Given that slavery at that time was associated in the American imagination with being black, it’s fair to believe its authors had black people in mind when they included this language in the amendment. This has led to a disturbingly racist reality. While slavery is officially over, our prison system is set up to limit the life possibilities and the take the labor of Black people, people of color more generally, and intersecting groups of marginalized folks. I wonder what those newly emancipated Africans in 1865 Texas would think if they could travel through time to 2013? What would they make of a supposedly post-Emancipation America where there are more blacks in prison or jail, on probation, or on parole than were enslaved in 1850? Or that more black

men are legally denied the right to vote because of felon disenfranchisement laws, than in 1870, when the 15th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting laws that deny the right to vote on the basis of race? How would they make sense of the fact that such things remain true even 50 years after many of their descendents faced bullets, bombs, water hoses, and dogs to secure civil rights that remained unprotected after the Civil War? A black felon living today can rightly ask how we can celebrate “emancipation” under such circumstances. The focus currently is usually placed on the incarceration of Black men, who statistics say make up 40.1% of the prison population. The rates of incarceration of Black folks in women’s prisons are ridiculously high, too. We’ve recently seen how obviously Black women are targeted through the case of incredibly unequal application of stand your ground laws - a Black woman fired a warning shot and got 20 years in jail, a white man killed someone and got off free. Additionally, the prison system is organized based on cissexist definitions of gender, by the notion

that the gender assigned to a person at birth should determine where they’re incarcerated instead of their gender identity. And people of color who are perceived as falling outside gender norms (which are also white norms in this country) are uniquely targeted. Which means there are women in men’s prisons, men in women’s prisons, and people who aren’t men or women in both. CeCe McDonald is one of way too many trans women of color who have been targeted with incarceration. The prison system is one major way in which the racism of US slavery lives on today. Juneteenth is always a time to remember and celebrate the end of slavery, and is also an opportunity to highlight a legacy of resistance. But while we remember that a state full of Black people were kept as chattel slaves for over two years after slavery was officially over, it’s also important to recognize that the legacy of slavery is not something that’s just in this country’s past.


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High School Frat Celebrates 35 Years

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Nashville’s oldest/active high school fraternity started in 1978 at Maplewood high School, a Nashville legacy of producing moral minded young men for the better of the community and mankind. Sigma Men Always Put GOD first. We are Doctors, Lawyers, Politicians, Professors, Businessman the legacy goes on. The graduation rate of SIGMA men is 99%.

NASHVILLE, TN — The active and alumni members of Sigma Psi Omega Fraternity will hold celebratory social activities and a series of professional events that will mark their 35th year of existence. Originally founded on September 5, 1978, as Sigma Phi Omega at Maplewood High School. In 1981, the fraternity changed its name to Sigma Psi Omega in order to become a chartered organization. Over their 35 year history, the fraternity has initiated over 290 members from a diverse range of high schools and communities across the Metropolitan Nashville area. The fraternity was founded on principles related to moral health, religious faith, leadership, and solving community problems. Their ranks include entrepreneurs, clergy, medical professionals, music and television entertainers, educators, lawyers, and elected officials, as well as important members of the community whose goal is to uplift mankind. The fraternity’s founders in 1978 were all sophomores and juniors at Maplewood. The organization was conceived and created by Jeffrey E. Kellar, the fraternity’s first President, who identified and recruited several other students of high academic and moral quality, including Earleast Armstrong, Kevelin Grimes, Harold Hardy, Michael Hudson, Darryl Jackson, Troy Jones, Prince Olsten, Zebedee Perdue, Kevin Payne, David Ragin, and Louis Upkins. “Sigmas” as they are affectionately known, consider themselves, “Men of reasoning and togetherness,” and their motto then and today is, “Men that work together always find solutions to life’s problems.” In their early years Sigma’s were aided by influential members of the community including Reverend Marcel Kellar, their first advisor, Mr. Emmitt Scott, an educator at Maplewood and their second Advisor, Ms. Jacqueline Fleming Hampton, a academic researchers known as the “Sister of Sigma.” As the fraternity grew in numbers, they expanded to other high schools like Whites Creeks, University School of Nashville, McGavock, Hume

Fogg Academy, and Martin Luther King. Members are regularly mentored about services and leadership in high school, and the importance of attending college and having professional standards. John Eric Townsend, an educator at Maplewood and Sigma alumni member, says, “Sigmas have always worked to be more than just students, we encourage members to seek out new challenges to help not only the fraternity but the entire community. Sigma taught me how to plan events, budget resources, take notes, and run a meeting. These things helped me when I got to college and later became involved with other professional organizations.” The fraternity considers its members to be “the chosen few,” and have always been very selective. Those interested in membership must have a strong grade point average and receive letters of recommendation from former members. Then they are required to complete a number of social, service, and academic activities before being initiated, during this probationary period those seeking membership are referred to as “Creeps” because they must [figuratively] “creep or crawl before they can walk as a distinguished member of “sigma psi omega fraternity.” According to alumni member, David C. Wilson, the Creeps period is a metaphor for understanding life’s struggles. He says, “Just as people face obstacles in their families, workplaces, academic settings, and everyday relationships, Creeps learn how to develop a strong work ethic, perseverance, and a communal bond. They learn that they are a part of something bigger than themselves and that they should look out for others, and help them, before they think about themselves.” In essence, learning the lesson of Sigma is a lifelong process of bettering one’s community and mankind. Wilson says, “We hope to revisit and rededicate ourselves to this purpose and idea during

our reunion weekend.” Some prominent members of the fraternity include Dr. Matthew Walker, Associate Professor, Biotechnology/ Bioengineering at Vanderbilt University; Lonnell Matthews Jr., Nashville city councilman (Distric 1); Shaun Hawkin, Vice President of Lilly New Ventures, Eli Lilly Corporation; Dr. Quincy J. Byrdsong, Associate Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Sciences; Adam L. Smith, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Atlanta; Torrance “Street Symphony” Edmond, Grammy award winning producer, songwriter and music executive; Dr. Anthony Watkins, Assistant Professor of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center; James Wade Jr., record breaking quarterback for Tennessee State University during the early 1990s; Louis Upkins Jr.; motivational speaker, author, leadership consultant, and President of The Lifebook Company, LLC.; Spruell Driver, Principal Attorney at Driver Law Firm, PLLC and Member of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Board of Trustees; and Dr. David C. Wilson, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and Associate Dean of Social Sciences, at the University of Delaware; and Brian Jones, Liquid-

ity Product Manager, Bank of America. More recent members have included Scottie Peace, a Hunter’s Lane football standout, who is currently a safety on the University of Alabama-Birmingham football team, and Jordan Otey-Wilson, a Cane Ridge football standout, currently attending Western Kentucky University. The weekend’s events include a private reunion and rededication ceremony at Maplewood on Thursday evening, followed by a public celebratory social event at The Cave lounge located at 600 9th Avenue South. Friday’s public activities include attending a happy hour social at The Weekend Lounge, located at 1703 Church Street, followed by a hospitality gathering at the Embassy Suites located at 10 Century Boulevard. On Saturday, the fraternity will hold a private leadership and development conference at the Embassy Suites from 10:30am to 5:00pm. The conference will be follow by public hospitality gatherings at the Embassy Suites from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, and then a public celebration at the Weekend Lounge from 9:00pm to 2:00am. The activities conclude on Sunday with a private continental breakfast followed by prayer and religious services. For more information, the public can contact George Price at sigma35anny@ gmail.com.


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TSU Scientist Collaborates With John Hopkins

NASHVILLE, TN — (TSU News Service) - Schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are two major diseases that affect millions of Americans. Studies show nearly 2.4 million American adults have schizophrenia, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, while 8 to 10 percent of all school-aged children born in the United States suffer from ADHD, a common behavioral disorder. But understanding the exact causes of diseases like these, which affect the nerve cells in the brain, have been debated for nearly a century. Scientists think they may finally be closing in on answers. A Tennessee State University scientist, working with other researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, said through a normal process called “axon pruning,” which is the removal of “excess” nerve cells in the brain, the causes of these diseases could be eliminated. Dr. Brenda S. McAdory, a cell and neu-

Dr. Brenda S. McAdory

robiologist and associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, explained that, during development, nerve cells make more connections with each other than are needed, therefore, some connections must be removed for the brain to function or communicate effi-

ciently. “If these connections are not removed, then a human may display certain brain disorders such as Schizophrenia and/or attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder,” said McAdory, who for the second year in a row, has been awarded a summer visiting professorship at Johns Hopkins, under the sponsorship of the American Society of Cell Biology. Working in the lab of Dr. Alex Kolodkin, a renowned Howard Hughes Professor of Neuroscience, McAdory and her fellow scientists studied the role of the protein beta 2 chimaerin in axon pruning that occurs in mice during postnatal development. “The results of our studies indicate that beta 2 chimaerin does indeed play a role in axon pruning, the lack of which has been linked to diseases such as schizophrenia and ADHD. Our task now is to determine how beta 2 chimaerin leads to axon pruning,” said McAdory. “Once we understand

the molecules inherent in causing this disorder, then we can begin to work for a cure or treatment.” She said, as part of the relationship with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, a portion of the cutting-edge research will be continued at TSU involving biology students. “This collaboration will give our students resources at Johns Hopkins that could lead to opportunities for graduate studies, as well as grant opportunities for funding at TSU in other areas of molecular biology,” McAdory added. The TSU professor was one of only four chosen nationwide in a competitive selection process for the nearly nine-week (June 3 – Aug. 9), $17,500 ASCB visiting professorship award. Results of the nineweek visiting professorship will be presented in an oral mini-symposium at the annual meeting of ASCB in New Orleans in December.

Overby Holds Belmont’s Inaugural Chair of Excellence

NASHVILLE, TN — The Belmont University College of Business Administration (COBA) has given Dr. Jeffrey W. Overby the inaugural Edward C. and Helen J. Kennedy Chair of Excellence. Overby is an associate professor of marketing and serves as the director of the Center for International Business. The Chair of Excellence was created through a generous gift from Helen J. Kennedy. The Edward C. and Helen J. Kennedy Chair of Excellence provides funding for a permanent chair in a business discipline within the College of Business Administration. The chairman must demonstrate proven success in the classroom, high qual-

ity scholarship and meaningful service to the Belmont community and beyond. The chairman also is expected to be a positive role model and mentor for the professional development of his or her colleagues. Overby’s responsibilities include teaching marketing and international business at the undergraduate and graduate levels, expanding Belmont’s international business major, establishing study abroad relationships with foreign universities, and promoting internationalization within the College of Business Administration and the greater Nashville community. He regularly teaches in international study programs, which includes recent study abroad

Business Council of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cities of Nashville, Round Table Inc., and the Tennessee World Affairs Council. Overby was the lead author and administrator on an $189,000 grant from the Bureau of International Education to internationalize the curriculum and to develop international-oriented co-curricular activities in COBA. Overby obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Jeffrey W. Overby a Master of Business Administrips to Spain, France, United tration from Millsaps College, Arab Emirates, Poland, South and a Bachelor of Science in Korea, South Africa and Bo- French from Mississippi State tswana. He serves on the Board University. He has also studied of Directors of the International at Odense University in Den-

mark, Birbeck College in England, Clemont-Ferrand, France and the Najafi Global Mindset Institute at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. His academic research interests are in the areas of international marketing, international business strategy, cross-cultural consumer behavior and the ethics of globalization. He has published in a number of leading journals, including the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, The CASE Journal, Marketing Theory, and the International Marketing Review

Marijuana Regulation May Replace Prohibition Under Guidelines by Jennifer Johnston | (iStockphoto)

New U.S. Department of Justice guidelines regarding the enforcement of the federal government’s marijuana ban in states that allow the drug constitute a “major policy shift,” according to Robert Mikos of Vanderbilt University Law School. Mikos, an expert on the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws, is available to provide expert commentary on the DOJ announcement. “This guidance is a major step for the federal government and should greatly simplify and perhaps even facilitate state efforts to replace marijuana prohibition with marijuana regulation,” he says. In Thursday’s memorandum, the DOJ framed its interest in policing marijuana more narrowly than in the past. “The new guidance, for example, does not assert an interest in eradicating marijuana altogether, even though federal law strictly bans the substance. Instead, it suggests that the federal government is only interested in stopping sales to minors, sales that leak across state boundaries, and sales that further criminal activities or organizations,” Mikos says.

Mikos also points out that the guidance breaks new ground by urging federal prosecutors not to target certain marijuana traffickers. “In this guidance, the DOJ suggests that federal prosecutors should not take action against marijuana traffickers who are operating in compliance with ‘strong and effective’ state regulations. In the past, by contrast, the DOJ had made clear that marijuana trafficking, and especially high-volume for-profit marijuana trafficking, remained a federal enforcement priority, even in states that allowed sales of the drug,” he says. the new guidance “means that many marijuana growers and distributors can breathe a big sigh of relief. As long as this guidance remains in effect, those who obey state laws will not have to worry about being prosecuted or having their assets seized by federal law enforcement agents.”According to Mikos, the new guidance “means that many marijuana growers and distributors can breathe a big sigh of relief. As long as this guidance remains in effect, those who obey state laws will not have to worry about being prosecuted or having their assets seized by federal law enforcement agents.”

Mikos notes that while the guidance represents a major policy announcement, it does have some limitations. For one thing, “this guidance could prove difficult for the DOJ to enforce against its own agents.” He explains, “Local federal prosecutors have a lot of power and independence from the DOJ headquarters in Washington. They do not always listen to their superiors and it can be difficult for the DOJ to police compliance.” The memorandum issued by the DOJ makes clear that it does not create a legal right for private citizens. “This means that you could not ask a court to stop a federal prosecution, even if the federal prosecu-

tor was clearly violating the terms of the memo,” according to Mikos. While the DOJ addressed federal prosecutors in the statement, there are other government officials and private citizens who can “wreak havoc” on state marijuana laws. “Although the DOJ itself has never claimed that new state laws legalizing marijuana are preempted, that has not stopped a host of private citizens and state officials from making this claim,” he says. Only Congress or the courts can fully clarify state authority to regulate marijuana.”

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Obama Meets With African- NATIONAL NEWS American Faith Leaders Energy Job Crisis Faced By Ethnic Minorities

WASHINGTON, DC — This morning, the President met with African-American faith leaders to discuss the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and how civil rights and equality are closely tied to voting rights and closing the gap on education, unemployment, and access to health care. The faith leaders from major African-American church denominations are in Washington to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The President noted that while the country has made enormous strides in the decades since the March, more work remains to be done to ensure that our country is more fair, more free, and more just than it was 50 years ago. The President noted that his Administration is continuing to fight to ensure that the right to vote is protected, and he also discussed the upcoming start of open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, and that the difficult but critical work of enrolling millions of Americans in health exchanges

around the country continues. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, an estimated 7.3 million African Americans with private insurance now have access to expanded preventive services with no cost, and nearly 7 million African Americans without health insurance will newly have access to quality, affordable health insurance options in 2014. The faith leaders told the President about their plans to work with their congregations and partners to inform people about the Marketplace. The President thanked the leaders for their prayers, and said that he looks forward to continuing to work with them. The President and the faith leaders concluded their meeting with a prayer. African-American faith leaders in the meeting included: • Dr. Carroll Baltimore, President, Progressive National Baptist Convention • Bishop George Battle, Senior Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church • Bishop John Bryant, Senior Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church • Bishop Thomas

Hoyt, Senior Bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church • Bishop Michael Kelsey, Executive Treasurer, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship • Rev. Alvin Love, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. • Rev. Otis Moss, Jr., Progressive National Baptist Convention • Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder/ President, National Action Network • Rev. Stephen Thurston, President, National Baptist Convention of America • Dr. C.T. Vivian, President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference • Dr. Barbara Williams Skinner, Executive Director, Skinner Leadership Institute Administration Officials in the meeting included: • Attorney General Eric Holder • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President • Melissa Rogers, Executive Director, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships • Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State

The American Energy Diversity Group is hosting its 2013 Conference on Energy, Friday and Saturday, October 4‐5 at the Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel in Lake Charles, La. Each year, billions of dollars in new energy expansion projects are approved that continue to isolate members of our ethic, diverse communities. We feel that good energy legislation has a non‐ discriminatory policy attached. Conference Objective: Bring Energy Executives, Governmental Regulatory Agencies, and Service Providers together to address concerns of our historically disenfranchised communities and remove barriers that limit energy jobs and business opportunities among ethnic minorities. The conference will create an open discussion crossing cultural boundary lines, addressing concerns related to all ethnic groups and their interactions. Conference Events: Meet and Greet Opening Reception, Conference Speakers, Panel Discussion, Corporate, Community, Pioneer, and Public Servant, and local entertainment. Awards Banquet speaker will be 4‐ Term Louisiana Former Governor Edwin Edwards. American Energy Diversity Group (AEDG) 2013 Awards will be presented to former New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy, former Baton Rouge State Representative Joe Delpit, Shreveport State Senator Greg Tarver, Louisiana 3rd District Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere III, and Louisiana Congressman for the 2nd District Cedric Richmond. Ethnic Groups must hold their Washington Elected Officials accountable by calling or writing members of the Senate and Congressional Energy Committees and voicing your con-

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cerns on ethnic job exclusion and fair hiring practices implemented as new energy projects are approved. If you are a small business owner who desires to do business with the energy sector or seeking a career in the energy industry, you should make every effort to attend. For more information or to register, visit American Energy Diversity Group at www.americanenergydiversitygroup.com or email energydg@ netscape.com or call and leave a message at 318‐654‐4089.


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EEOG’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Gala Keynote David Davoudpour, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Shoney’s, Inc.

l-r, Ta’Couria R. Rayford presents the 2013 EEOG Pioneer Award to Gregg Morton, Kenny Blackburn accepts award for Gregg

Tom Black, Accepts the 2013 EEOG Pioneer Award from George Thomas, CEO, EEOG

l-r with checks, Kemario Davis, Senior at George Washington Carver High School (Memphis, TN ) Richard Alexander “Alex” Colbeck Sr., Incoming Freshman at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2013 Graduate at Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School (Somerville, TN) Ta’Couria R. Rayford, 2013 Graduate, The University of Memphis, (Memphis, TN ) 2008 Graduate at Hunters Lane High School, (Nashville, TN)

Richard Alexander “Alex” Colbeck Sr., EEOG Student presents Keynote award to David Davoudpour, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Shoney’s, Inc.

Ta’Couria R. Rayford, 2013 Graduate, The University of Memphis, (Memphis, TN) 2009 Graduate at Hunters Lane High School, (Nashville, TN) Mother Stephanie Rayford, EEOG Student, Ta’Couria R. Rayford, her brother - Marsenio Rayford

l-r, Richard Talbot, Tara Philips, Mr. and Mrs. DeAnn Lowrance, Cher Grisby and Mark Blaze

Shelia Gibson, Assistant Vice President, Systems Integration Leader, Hospital Corporation of America 2013 Outstanding EEOG Board Member Award Recipient

l-r, Richard and Delores Lewis

l-r, Kamran Habeeb, President & COO at Shoney’s Catherine Hite, EVP General Council and Hannibal Myers, EVP CDO

Fisk President, Dr. H. James Williams (right) and Carole Lynn Campbell Williams

l-r, Kaye and Dewayne Scott

l-r, Cody Jobehdari and Lisa Lucas

l-r, Yolanda Harris-Jackson and Billy Jackson, Sr.

David Davoudpour and Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry


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Bishop From page 1A nity to speak with Bishop Walker exclusively and specifically about his upcoming position as the new Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. TRIBUNE: Congratulations on becoming the new Presiding Bishop. Can you share with us a brief summation of how you were elected? BISHOP WALKER: “Thank you! The Full Gospel denomination has the Bishop’s Council, which is a delegation of 21 bishops, that includes Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton. The Bishop’s Council did their voting, I won and that’s basically how it was done.” TRIBUNE: How long has it been since you’ve known that your name was being considered as a serious contender for the position? BISHOP WALKER: “About a year and a half ago.” TRIBUNE: What was your very first initial reaction when you received the news that you had been elected as the new Presiding Bishop? BISHOP WALKER: “I was humbled. I was in awe of this amazing responsibility and the weight of following the legacy of Bishop Morton and how he has impacted Christendom. It’s an amazing responsibility to be on the forefront of redefining church to a generation of people who have become very cynical about church. It’s an opportunity to speak to this generation as Bishop Morton did 20 years ago. He spoke to the people under the power of the Holy Spirit, encouraging them on how to live better lives above what the enemy was trying to get them to live. So again, receiving the news was just an incredibly humbling experience for me.” TRIBUNE: As the world knows, you are the pastor of Mount Zion here in Nashville, which has three locations. How will your new appointment impact your local ministry? BISHOP WALKER: “The members of Mount Zion won’t see a difference at all. As their pastor, I will still be present every Sunday and most Wednesdays. A similar situation is how Bishop Charles Blake (presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ denomination), does with his local church there in Los Angeles and as their former Bishop, the late G.E. Patterson, was to his local church in Mem-

Landmark From page 1A of ill-repute.” Wilkerson was the first African American owner of the landmark building. After the completion of repairs and remodeling the Onyx Building once again became a hub of retail activity in the area. “There was a clothing shop, laundry and other retail outlets at the location. When my mother bought the building I was in Los Angeles attending U.C.L.A. graduate school. I always joked the building was her way of luring me back from California. I opened up a photography studio and art gallery there.” Mrs. Wilkinson, a native of Helena, Arkansas received a BS degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at Lemoyne College and went on to Northwestern University in Chicago. She came to Nashville to fill a position of Chief Physical Therapist at Meharry Medical College and later became an independent physical therapy consultant and set up the physical therapy services at Park View Hospital, a crippled children’s service, Metro Schools, and the physical therapy department of Matthew  Walker  Health  Center. She helped organize sit-in demonstrations at downtown Nashville lunch counters, and in 1963 and 1983, she participated in the historic civil rights marches on Washington, DC. After retiring Mrs. Wilkinson be-

Bishop Joseph Walker III and his wife First Lady, Dr. Stephanie Walker

phis. Again, I will still be at church on Sundays and Wednesdays, but I will be traveling a lot more in between the week. I have a great infrastructure and support system of elders, deacons, ministers and others, who help hold my arms up in this ministry, stand in the gaps and do a lot of things with me. But my first responsibility, as it’s always been, is to pastor the people of Mount Zion Nashville. So I will continue running around the city, doing what I’ve always done for the communities, trying to make a global impact.” TRIBUNE: When will you officially become the new Presiding Bishop and what type of ceremony and celebration will take place? BISHOP WALKER: “That will all happen in 2015. We will make announcements about various activities as we get closer to the date. We’ll let the City of Nashville know because everything will happen here in this city. I want things to take place here because this city has supported me so much over the years.” TRIBUNE: What are some of the changes can Full Gospel members expect under your leadership? BISHOP WALKER: “We hope and anticipate to see a tremendous influx of young, progressive pastors, coming together to make a positive change, in terms of speaking to various issues that affect us today. People will see a great emphasis on social justice issues too. I’m a galvanizer of people. I believe that we can literally come together with power on things that affect our people in terms of policy and a variety of other issues. I’m a firm believer that we’re better when we’re all together. During the 1960’s came an independent business woman and entered a second career of entrepreneurship involving real estate and became a member of the Board of Education in Nashville where she advocated for quality education for all children. In the past decade Germantown has become an attractive neighborhood and has been the center of development and gentrification in North Nashville. The area now boasts office space, upscale apartments, condos and restaurants. The area’s proximity to state office buildings, downtown and other amenities has made it one of the city’s redevelopment hot spots. The area continues to attract private and public investment with the announcement of an $80 million baseball stadium across Jefferson Street at the Sulphur Dell site. Julius Herbst who served over 10 years as the property manager of the Onyx Building says the new owners have already begun renovation of the building. “It’s (Onyx Room) is closed,” Herbst said. “The plans are to develop New York City styled loft apartments there and renovations have already begun. Nobody wanted to see this sale. Business was good. It’s a shame, the Onyx Building was one of the last black owned businesses in this area.” Carlton Wilkerson said the sale of the landmark building is just a natural progression. “My mother died nearly 10 years ago. I just returned to Nashville. It was a case of who was going to take the location to the next level.”

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a lot of powerful things took place through our churches. So my focus will be on social justice and getting our people healthy too. A lot of these diseases so many people have can often be prevented by getting the proper resources. We shout a lot at church but we often don’t eat right. So I want to use this platform to help get people healthier by partnering with various agencies and organizations that are trying to also help people to become healthier. I also want to have programs to help educate people on how to be more economically sound by getting out of debt. My desire is to also to help our churches learn how to develop more fiscal responsibility and management. And finally, I want to reach more of our youth and college students by creating a unique base for them. This is an area that’s very dear to me. I see Full Gospel as having a premiere presence as it relates to colleges around the world. Basically, what people have seen happening locally at Mount Zion, I hope to also have it happen with Full Gospel internationally. We want to try and impact a lot of people that traditional church hasn’t been able to reach. There’s a whole culture of people around the world who watch us on our virtual church website. These are some amazing young people out there and I believe God has enabled us to reach them.” TRIBUNE: We know that Bishop Morton is retiring but will you still be able to have access to him for questions, further mentorship and guidance? BISHOP WALKER: “Absolutely! Yes, Bishop Morton is retiring but he’s the father of the fellowship. He will always be present… still attending the annual conferences and continue to work behind the scenes as the CEO of Full Gospel. He’s still going to be on hand. I will just be taking on more responsibilities, re-developing vision, and moving forward. Bishop Morton doesn’t want me to be a maintenance Bishop but to push our vision ahead that the Lord has given to me. But it’s a blessing to have a spiritual father right there to bounce ideas around with. I’m excited about it.” TRIBUNE: I know it’s still nearly three years away before you take office but have you already started thinking about who will be some of your key assistant bishops as the new Bishop? BISHOP WALKER: “We’ve been in prayer about this and still are in prayer. Hopefully, within the last 12

months or so we’ll make an announcement but we’re first waiting to see what the Lord will give us in that area. Right now, we’re working on putting our transaction team together and we’ll probably be doing that for the next 24 months. So within the next 12 months we should have our cabinet— our second and third presiding bishops, and all of those people in place.” TRIBUNE: We know that your lovely wife (Dr. Stephanie Hale Walker), is a medical doctor by profession. What plans and or programs does she have in mind to implement once you become the new presiding Bishop? BISHOP WALKER: “My wife’s been in prayer about this area too. She’s actually working on some plans now. I know where her heart is about serving the underserved when it comes to health disparities. She’s very concerned about women’s health, so what better platform to address some of these issues, than by being the First Lady of the International Full Gospel Fellowship. This new role will give her the undivided attention of women throughout the world to discuss these matters. If the Lord leads her, I can see her moving into that direction. But right now she’s really in prayer about it.” TRIBUNE: Obviously, prayer is a vital force for your ministry but what else can the public do to help you at this stage in your ministry with the upcoming work you will soon be undertaking? BISHOP WALKER: “People who are reading this article can certainly help support what we are doing by continuing to keep us in prayer. The work we plan on doing will impact the world but Nashville is still home. When we bring the conferences to Nashville, we hope to impact the city in a positive way. We want to make sure there’s continuous hospitality and support from everyone. I just want to know that I have the physical and prayer support from the people of Nashville in that area.” The Tribune believes that during the 21st century, Bishop Joseph Walker III will continue to be one of the greatest religious leaders in the Nation. The Tribune also projects that the USA Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International (FGBCFI), will bring to Nashville at least $37 million dollars annually. For more information about any of the Mount Zion ministries please visit www. mtzionnashville.org

nity involvement, people will see educated, professional and fun women, support one another despite individual differences,” said Dr. Bean. “People will see According to Winston, Black Docs is the women of Black Docs communicate a great platform to display black women with each other in a manner that values communicating in a positive manner. who they are and prioritizes respect.” “We bring our own unique experiencAssociate professor with the Departes, which leads to informative yet fun and ment of Speech Language Pathology and witty discussions,” explained Winston. Audiology at TSU, Iris Jonson Arnold, “The show focuses on achievements, Ph.D., is excited about the diversity in issues and events directly related to the the fields of the various women involved African-American community. We truly in the program. hope to con“As five professional women from the nect with the fields of communication, history, medicommunity cine, psychology, and speech pathology, right from we have the potential to share our views the start.” and address some timely and even proW h e n vocative topics affecting the communienvisionty,” said Dr. Arnold. ing “Black Heather O’Hara-Rand, MD, a board Docs” Wincertified physician in Occupational ston imagMedicine and assistant professor in the ined a proDepartment of Family and Community gram with Medicine at Meharry Medical College, black womexplained the importance of having panen who had el hosts from different backgrounds. an HBCU Tameka Winston “The diversity of the platform that we background have guarantees a well-rounded view of and were experienced in different fields. the circumstances that will have already She was able to hand pick four women dealt with during our lives as Africanwho range in age from early 30s to early Americans.” Dr. O’Hara-Rand said, “es40s. pecially African-American women.” Along with Winston, co-hosts are The HBCU Network premiers this Drs. Crystal deGregory, Heather O’Hara fall on SiriusXM highlighting and focusRand, Keisha Bean, and Iris Johnson ing on the activities of each institution Arnold. and its contributions to the African DiCrystal deGregory, Ph.D., faculty aspora. With both programs being availmember at TSU and founder and exable on the satellite radio, TSU will have ecutive editor of HBCUSTORY Inc., the opportunity to gain some national is happy to offer a counter-narrative to spotlight. the negative stereotypes of black wom“I think that both shows will be wonanhood she believes in prevalent in the derful outlet to showcase the talented media. students as well as faculty members at “We are saying to the world, in the University. Hopefully, it can be a thought, word and deed, black women wonderful way to attract that next generare not only beautiful, we’re also talentation of TSU Tigers,” Dr. Winston said. ed, intelligent and compassionate,” said Winston adds the role of radio proDr. deGregory. ducer and host to a schedule that inKeisha Bean, Ph.D., licensed psycholcludes teaching newswriting, social ogist who works for the Deberry Special media practices, multimedia storytellNeeds Prison for incarcerated men, and ing, public speaking and introduction to sole proprietor of Bean Counseling and mass communications. Consulting Services, shares the opinion In addition to teaching and scholarly that Black Docs will play a role in disresearch, Winston also serves as the Dimantling negative images of women. rector of TSU News Network. “Through the show and their commu-

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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 Anthony C. Suggs to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated March 10, 2008 in the amount of $92,000.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20080609-0058740, (“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: A parcel of land located in the State of Tennessee, County of Davidson, with a Situs Address of 1000 Greystone Ct, Antioch TN 37013-1605 currently owned by Suggs Anthony C. having a Tax Assessor Number of 16513-0-014 and being the same property more fully described as Lot 21 Peppertree Forest Sec 1 Rev and Described in Document Number 8119-812 dated 05/1990. Being the same property as conveyed to Anthony C. Suggs, as described in Deed Book 8119, Page 812, dated 05/1990. Subdivision: Peppertree Forrest Sec 01 Legal Block/Bldg: Legal Book/Page: Legal Lot/Unit: 21 Assessors Parcel #: 165-13-0-014 Map & Parcel No.: 165-13-14 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1000 Greystone Court, Antioch, Tennessee 37013 CURRENT OWNER(S): Anthony C. Suggs 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. 11-08101 /FHLMC Ad Run Dates: 8/22/2013, 8/29/2013, and 9/5/2013 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 #57808 2013-08-22 2013-0829 2013-09-05 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 Dorothy A. Scott to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated March 10, 2006 in the amount of $96,000.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20060317-0031215, (“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 2006-QS4 by assignment; and, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Trustee for Residential Accredit Loans, Inc., Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-QS4, 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: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 95 on the plan of Whittemore Valley, Section 5, of record in Book 6250, Page 904, Registers Office for said County. Said Lot No. 95 fronts 76.72 feet on the Easterly margin of Yoest Circle and extends back 108.59 feet on the Northerly line to a broken line in the rear, measuring 102.53 feet thereon. Being the same property conveyed to the within named Grantor(s) by Warranty deed of record in Instrument Number 20060317-0031214, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 162 07 0 220.00 Map & Parcel No.: 162 07 0 220.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 708 Yoest Circle, Antioch, Tennessee 37013 CURRENT OWNER(S): Dorothy A. Scott and Donna F. Padgett SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas as Trustee for RALI 2006-QS4 OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A Per the judgment recorded at Instrument No. 20130026-0019171, Davidson County Register of Deeds, this foreclosure sale will also convey the interest of Donna F. Padgett in this property as well as any other interests. 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 67-11433. 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. 11-09857 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013 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 #57830 2013-08-22 2013-08-29 2013-09-05 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 30, 2007, executed by GREGORY RILEY, REBECCA A. RILEY, 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 August 31, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070831-0104820; 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. § 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 26, 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: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN CITY OF ANTIOCH, DAVIDSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED INST #200012180123609, ID #165-09-A-059, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 73, LAKEWOOD VILLAGE SECTION TWO, RECORDED IN PLAT 20000215-0015148, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDED OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO GRANTOR IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200708310104819, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 165090A059.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1948 PORT JAMES CIR, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): REBECCA A. RILEY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Lakewood Village HOA, The Bank of Nashville, The Bank of Nashville 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 #58000 2013-08-22 2013-08-29 2013-09-05 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated June 4, 2007, executed by RACHEL LYNCH, conveying certain real property therein described to SMITH SHOLAR ASSOCIATES, PLLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded June 8, 2007, at Instrument Number 200706080068855; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee, On Behalf Of The Holders Of The CSMC Mortgage-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-7 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 October 3, 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. 23 ON THE PLAN OF MEADOWVIEW ACRES, AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2133, PAGE 50, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DSCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RACHEL LYNCH, A SINGLE WOMAN, BY DEED OF RECORD IN AS INSTRUMENT # 200706080068854, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 09512006100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2704 EMERY DR, 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): ACME MANAGEMENT, LLC OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: MIDLAND FUNDING LLC AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO TARGET NATIONAL BANK RACHEL LYNCH 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 #58525 201308-29 2013-09-05 2013-09-12 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 22, 2008, executed by ANNITIA JACKSON, RONALD R. JACKSON, conveying certain real property therein described to DEBORAH B. NIETO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded February 29, 2008, at Instrument Number 20080229-0020158; 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 October 10, 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 133 ON THE FINAL PLAT OF PHASE 4, 5, 6, OF BROOKVIEW SUBDIVISION, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20060303-0025044, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THEREOF. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RONALD R. JACKSON AND WIFE, ANNITA JACKSON, BY DEED FROM CENTEX HOMES, A NEVADA GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20080229-0020157, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 059040A09500CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2934 VISTA LANE, NASHVILLE, TN 37207. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ANNITIA JACKSON, RONALD R. JACKSON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Brookview Homeowner`s Association, Inc., LVNV Funding, LLC as assignee of Sears, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. 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 #58556 201308-29 2013-09-05 2013-09-12 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 Jonathan Presley and Deanna Presley to Transcontinental Title Co., Trustee dated September 27, 2006 in the amount of $95,100.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 717224, Deed Book 1128, Page 1300-1321, (“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 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, September 26, 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: A certain tract of land in Montgomery County, State of Tennessee, described as follows: Land situated in the 20th District of Montgomery County, Tennessee described as follows: Beginning at a tiedown that is situated South 11 degrees 13 minutes 55 seconds West 289.10 feet from the centerline intersection of McFall Road and Possum Hollow Road to an iron pin; thence South 07 degrees 47 minutes 21 seconds West 446.354 feet to an iron pin; thence North 82 degrees 12 minutes 47 seconds West 221.08 feet to an iron pin; thence North 07 degrees 28 minutes 44 seconds West 480.39 feet to an iron pin; thence South 73 degrees 33 minutes 38 seconds East 2263.25 feet to the point of beginning. Being the same property conveyed to Jonathan W. Presley by Deed from Robert D. Scoggin and wife, Deborah Scoggin recorded 06/01/2006 in Deed Book 1102 Page 2973, in the Registers Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 139-5.01 Map & Parcel No.: 139-5.01 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3750 Possum Hollow Road, Palmyra, Tennessee 37142 CURRENT OWNER(S): Deanna Lynn Presley SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: CEMC Consumer Services Dept. 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. 13-03322 / VA Ad Run Dates: 8/29/2013, 9/5/2013, and 9/12/2013 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 #58569 2013-08-29 2013-09-05 2013-09-12 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, WILSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Roy D. Majors and Bobbie J. Majors to Michael Logan, Trustee dated March 26, 2001 in the amount of $95,663.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Wilson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 200104100035585 (as recorded in Davidson County, Tennessee), Deed Book 848, Page 2350, (“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 Wilson 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, October 17, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at the front steps of the Main Entrance of the Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Land in Davidson and Wilson County, Tennessee, being Lot No. 16 on the Plan of Oak Creek Subdivision, as of record in Plat Book 10, Page 31, Registers Office Wilson County, Tennessee, and Plat Book 5200, Page 96, Registers Office Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plan reference is made for a more complete description. Being the same property conveyed to Roy D. Majors by Deed from George C. Resh and wife, Betty V. Resh of record in Deed Book 451, Page 741, Registers Office Wilson County, Tennessee, and Book 10491, Page 634, Registers Office Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel Id No.: 07601002800 Map & Parcel No.: 07601002800 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 813 Oak Leaf Drive, Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138 CURRENT OWNER(S): Roy D. Majors SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SunTrust Bank 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. 13-03425 / FHA Ad Run Dates: 8/28/2013, 9/4/2013, and 9/11/2013 (Wilson County) Ad Run Dates: 8/29/2013, 9/5/2013, and 9/12/2013 (Davidson County) 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 #58613 2013-08-29 2013-09-05 2013-09-12 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated June 25, 2002, executed by ANGELA R. FOSTER A/K/A ANGELA FOSTER, CHARLES E. FOSTER, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, ATTORNEY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded June 28, 2002, at Instrument Number 20020628-0078050; 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 October 10, 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 NUMBER 28 ON THE PLAN OF PHASE ONE, KENDALL PARK OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200007280074429, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTOR(S) BY DEED OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20020628-0078049, SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE. Parcel ID: 149030B02800CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2312 BROADVIEW 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): ANGELA R. FOSTER A/K/A ANGELA FOSTER, CHARLES E. FOSTER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: KENDALL PARK HOMEOWNER`S ASSOCIATION 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 #58702 201308-29 2013-09-05 2013-09-12 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

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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, October 24, 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 FiftyThree (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.: 159C-A01606-000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8642 Surry Circle, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 CURRENT OWNER(S): John Boyd, II SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Midland Credit Management, Inc., Robert Orr-Sysco Food Services LLC 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: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, 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. §35-5117 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. 0802827 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013, and 09/12/2013 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 #58785 2013-08-29 2013-0905 2013-09-12 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 30, 2009, executed by BARBARA A. POGUE, 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 May 11, 2009, at Instrument Number 200905110043268; 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. § 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 October 10, 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 NOS. 23, 25, AND 27, IN BLOCK X OF THE HADLEY BEND CITY SUBDIVISION OF HULME TRACT IN THE 4TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE AS OF RECORD IN BOOK 421, PAGE 120, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOTS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BARBARA A. POGUE FROM ROBERT W. SLATE, II, UNMARRIED BY WARRANTY DEED DATED JULY 31, 2003 AND RECORDED AUGUST 6, 2003 IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER 20030806-0111806. PARCEL: 063-080-039.00 ADDRESS: 4010 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, OLD HICKORY, TN 37138 Parcel ID: 063-08-0-039.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4010 UNIVERSITY AVE, OLD HICKORY, TN 37138. 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): BARBARA A. POGUE 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) 8130992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #58817 2013-08-29 201309-05 2013-09-12 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 31, 2010, executed by MARIA HERNANDEZ, NULBIO NAVARRO, conveying certain real property therein described to FEARNLEY AND CALIFF-NASH, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 2, 2010, at Instrument Number 20100902-0069937; 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 October 10, 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. 460 ON THE PLAN OF OCTOBER WOODS, PHASE 4, SECTION 7 A, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20000907- 0088379, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO NULBIO NAVARRO, HEREIN BY CASH DEED DATED 31 ST DAY OF AUGUST, 2010, OF RECORD AT 201009020069936 IN SAID REGISTER`S OFFICE TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 183-5A/266.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5624 CRAFTWOOD CT, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): NULBIO NAVARRO OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: MARIA HERNANDEZ 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) 6015846 Ad #58848 2013-08-29 2013-09-05 2013-09-12

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 2, 2009, executed by DANIEL N. CLOYD, KATRICE M. CLOYD, conveying certain real property therein described to ANDREW C RAMBO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded September 4, 2009, at Instrument Number 20090904-0083594; 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. § 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 October 10, 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, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING LOT NO. 112, BROOK-VIEW ESTATES, SECTION 2, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 4460, PAGE 163, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KATRICE M. CLOYD BY DEED FROM OF RECORD AT INSTRUMENT 200909040083593 REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 16210011200 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 604 ROXANNE COURT, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): KATRICE M. CLOYD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: DANIEL N. CLOYD 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 #59270 201309-05 2013-09-12 2013-09-19 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 Edward W. Linder to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated June 30, 2006 in the amount of $69,000.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 20060705-0079869, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to 21st Mortgage Corporation by assignment; and, 21st Mortgage 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 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 26, 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 towit: A tract of land lying and situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, and being a part of Lot No. 11 on the Plan of E. L. Woods, as of record in Book 21, Page 30, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which plan reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate legal description thereof. Beginning at a point in the Southeasterly margin of Third Avenue North at the corner of Lot Nos. 11 and 12; thence Southwestwardly along the lines between the two said lots, 115 feet to a point; thence Southwardly 71 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot No. 11; thence Northeastwardly with the line between Lot Nos. 10 and 11, 166 feet to a point in the Southwesterly margin of Third Avenue, North; thence Northwestwardly with said margin of Third Avenue North, 50 feet to the point of beginning. Being the same property conveyed to Edward W. Linder, Married, by Quitclaim Deed from Janice Linder, Married, dated 5/4/06 and recorded 5/04/06 in Instrument No. 20060504-0052236, and being the same property previously conveyed to Janice Linder, a married person, by Quit Claim Deed from Cumberland Bend Trust, dated 03/19/04 and recorded 03/19/04 in Instrument No. 20040319-0031704, Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Subject to all matters on plat of record in Plat Book 21, Page 30, in the Registers Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 081-04-0217.00 Map & Parcel No.: 081-04-0-217.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1923 3rd Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37206 CURRENT OWNER(S): Mid-State Brokerage, Inc., Trustee for The Cumberland Bend Trust SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: Mid State Brokerage, as Trustee for the Cumberland Bend Trust 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. §35-5117 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. 0922265 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 09/05/2013, 09/12/2013, and 09/19/2013 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 #59389 2013-09-05 2013-0912 2013-09-19 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 28, 2006, executed by DEREK LYNN, A/K/A DEREK W. LYNN, conveying certain real property therein described to RAYMOND E. LACY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded March 15, 2006, at Instrument Number 20060315-0030001; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank, National Association, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Terwin Mortgage Trust 2006-5 Asset-Backed Securities, Series 2006-5 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 October 10, 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: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS COMMITMENT IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM APARTMENT IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE BEING UNIT NO. B LOT NO. 33, ON THE PLAN OF CEDARWOOD CONDOMINIUMS REVISED NO. 2 LOTS 15 THRU 44, SECTION SIX, CEDARWOOD ESTATES, OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 5200, PAGE 304, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING ALL OF THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY BY SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE`S DEED DATED AUGUST 11TH 2005 OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20050906-0106194, REGISTER`S OFFICE DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TOOK TITLE BY FORECLOSING A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY CHRISTINA M. KNIGHT DATED 12/29/97 AND RECORDED 1/28/98

IN BOOK 10771, PAGE 763, REGISTERS OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY , TENNESSEE. DETUSCHE BANK THEN CONVEYED THEIR INTEREST TO KEVIN GOUGHARY AND DEBRA GOUGHREY BY WARRANTY DEED OF RECORD AS INSTRUMENT NO. 200510190125784, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 162-9C-803.00CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 558 CEDAR DR, 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): DEREK LYNN, A/K/A DEREK W. LYNN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., (“MERS”), as nominee for OAK STREET MORTGAGE OF TENNESSEE LLC The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #59517 2013-09-05 2013-09-12 2013-09-19 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 25, 2007, executed by JOHN C. CRITTENDON A/K/A JOHN C. CRITTENDON, JR., THERASA L. CRITTENDON, conveying certain real property therein described to T. LARRY EDMONDSON`S OFFICE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded May 7, 2007, at Instrument Number 20070507-0054511; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, on behalf of Morgan Stanl ABS C T HE M P T C S HE 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

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 - 11, 2013 by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, for New Century Home Equity Loan Trust 2005-3, the owner and holder of said indebtedness so to do, and by virtue of the authority and power vested in me by said Deed of Trust will, on September 26, 2013 at 1:00PM, at the County Courthouse, in Davidson County, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash (or credit upon the indebtedness secured if the lawful owner and holder thereof is the successful purchaser), free from the equity of redemption, the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, elective share, and all other exemptions of Borrower of every kind, all of which have been expressly waived by Borrower, the property described in the above referenced Deed of Trust, being the same property described in a Warranty Deed dated May 9, 2005, recorded on May 11, 2005 in Instrument Number 20050511-0053076 in Davidson County, Tennessee: Parcel No.: 091-10-0-029.00 More commonly known as: 5832 LESLIE AVE, Nashville, TN 37209 The property is encumbered by No liens or claims of lien filed by the United States Internal Revenue Service in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee, as Instrument Nos. None. This property is encumbered by No liens or claims of lien filed by the State of Tennessee, Tax Enforcement Division, in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee, as Instrument Nos. None. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Successor Trustee shall have the option of accepting the second highest bid, or the next highest bid with which the buyer is able to comply. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above. This sale is subject to liens, easements, encumbrances, property taxes, rights of redemption of taxing entities and other matters, which are prior in right to the lien of the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Trustee Management Company Successor Trustee 10975 El Monte, Suite 225 Overland Park, KS 66211 NOTICE This is an attempt to collect a debt by a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Pursuant to the Fair Debt Practices Collections Act no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. Ad #59600 2013-09-05 2013-09-12 2013-09-19 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 October 31, 2006, executed by CRYSTAL ALLEN, MATTHEW ALLEN, conveying certain real property therein described to LANDCASTLE TITLE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded November 6, 2006, at Instrument Number 20061106-0137932; 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. § 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 October 17, 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 117, PLAN OF OLD HICKORY HILLS, SECTION ONE, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20011023-0115382, 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 JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S DEED FROM PRIORITY TRUSTEE SERVICES OF TN, L.L.C, AS SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, RECORDED ON THE 28TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2006 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20060228-0022632; WARRANTY DEED TO ROCKY FRADY, UNMARRIED, FROM GREENVALE CONSTRUCTION, L.L.C, A TENNESSEE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, RECORDED ON THE 17TH DAY OF MARCH, 2004 IN INSTRUMENT NO. 20040317-0030059, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MATTHEW ALLEN BY SPECIAL WARRANTY DEED AS RECORDED IN INSTRUMENT NO 200611070137931 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 182-06-0A-117.00 CO PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 7020 LEGACY DR, ANTIOCH, TN 37013. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MATTHEW ALLEN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: CRYSTAL ALLEN 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 #59645 2013-09-05 2013-09-12 2013-09-19

EMPLOYMENT DRIVERS: Regional, home daily. Stable Growing Company. Awesome Benefits. New pay package & Newer Trucks. Grocery Hauler. CDL-A 2 years exp. 855-314-8372 CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE Invites applications for the position of: Water Quality Specialist The City of Franklin (Department Name Here) Department has a vacancy for a Water Quality Specialist. Please see the full job announcement and submit an online application at www.franklintn.gov/jobs. DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 27, 2013 SALARY: DOE/Q EOE/Drug-free Workplace

CLASSIFIEDS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS THE METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MNAA) is requesting Statements of Qualifications from engineering firms with extensive experience in architectural windows and glazing for the CIP 1414A, Replace Skylights Over Checkpoint project at the Nashville International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee. ELECTRONIC STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS should be submitted through www.aerobidz.aero by 3:00 p.m. (local time) October 1, 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 September 3, 2013. The Small, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) participation level established for the DESIGN portion of this project will be a minimum of EIGHT POINT EIGHTY SIX HUNDREDTHS PERCENT (8.86 %) MBE and/or WBE. See http://www.flynashville.com/businessdiversity-development/Pages/default.aspx for more information. Visit http://www.flynashville.com/businessopportunities/Pages/default.aspx for more information about this solicitation. REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS THE METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MNAA) is requesting Statements of Qualifications from engineering firms with extensive experience in rehabilitation of asphalt aircraft aprons for the CIP 1490A, APRON PAVEMENT REHABILITATION - PHASE I project at the John C. Tune Airport, Nashville, Tennessee. ELECTRONIC STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS should be submitted through www.aerobidz.aero by 5:00 p.m. (local time) September 12, 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 August 12, 2013. The Small, Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (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. See http://www.flynashville. com/business-diversity-development/Pages/ default.aspx for more information. Visit http://www.flynashville.com/businessopportunities/Pages/default.aspx for more information about this solicitation. 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. It is the Authority’s objective to promote, encourage and stimulate participation of local, small, minority and women-owned business 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. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF CITY OF WHITE HOUSE, TN, CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 Sealed Bids will be received by the City of White House, TN, at their offices in White House City Hall, Council Chambers, 105 College Street, White House, TN 37188, until 10:00 A.M., September 17, 2013 and opened publicly at White House City Hall, Council Chambers, 105 College Street, White House, TN 37188 at that hour. The reading of the bids will begin at 10 A.M. SR-76 Sidewalk Project, Federal Project No. STP-M-76(55), State Project No. 74LPLM-F3-003, PIN 106974.00, City of White Project No. 13-1003E located in White House, Robertson County, TN. The project includes grading, drainage, and paving on S.R. 76, From Raymond Hirsch Parkway to U.S. Hwy 31W in White House. Project Length: 0.53 mile. Project to be completed on or before March 30, 2014. 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 White House, TN hereby notifies all bidders that a 9.5% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been set for this project and must be met or exceeded. All DBE firms must be TNUCP certified a listing of these firms can be found on TDOT’s Small Business Development website and pre-qualified by the TDOT Construction Division as stated in the Local Government Guidelines Manual. The City of White House, TN 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 White House, TN is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, drugfree with policies of non-discrimination on the

The Tennessee Tribune 13A basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone: 615-672-4350 ext. 2105 THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED Bidding documents and information, and plans, may be obtained by contacting the Gerald O. Herman, City Administrator, City of White House, 105 College Street, White House, TN 37188, 615-672-4350 ext. 2105. Bidding documents and plans may be purchased at the office of Neel-Schaffer, 210 25th Ave. North, Suite 800, Nashville, TN 37203 by paying a non-refundable fee of $125 per set of said bid documents and plans set. PUBLIC NOTICE The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for long range transportation planning in Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson and portions of Maury and Robertson Counties. Before any transportation improvement projects can be undertaken, they must be included in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a multi-year program of federal and state funded transportation improvements. The MPO’s Executive Board is seeking public comment on the proposals to add, remove, and modify projects in the Fiscal Years 2011-2015 TIP. Copies of the proposed amendment to the TIP are available for public review and comment at all public libraries in the 5-county area, as well as Spring Hill and Springfield and on the Nashville Area MPO website. Comments received on the amendments will be considered by the MPO Executive Board prior to final approval. Two Public Hearings will be held regarding the amendments to the FY2011-2015 TIP. The first will be on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:30 am. This meeting will be held in the Sonny West Conference Room, Howard Office Building, 700 Second Ave. S., Nashville. The final hearing will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9:00 am at 400 Charlotte Ave. in the Music City Central meeting room, Nashville, TN. For more information on the amendments or meetings, call 862-7204 or visit our website at www.nashvillempo.org 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 Human Relations at (615) 880-3370. For all employment-related inquiries,contact Human Resources at (615) 862-6640. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1358 ESTATE OF JUANITA MARTIN, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of JUANITA MARTIN who died April 4, 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 27th day of August, 2013 . Barbara E. Cowan, 4201 Hallmark Rd, Nashville, TN 37218, Personal Representative. Williams, Leon Vincent, 450 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37219.

Sierra Club From page 1A Wednesday August 28. “The Sierra Club thanks NES for its dedication to the fastest, cleanest and most affordable energy solutions available,” said Jeffrey Barrie, an organizer with the Sierra Club’s Tennessee Healthy Energy Campaign. “NES has been a state leader in the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program, which is benefitting consumers and the environment every day. The opportunities for energy efficiency technologies and programs are enormous. The Sierra Club looks forward to working with NES and other local power companies to achieve even higher energy savings.” In 2012, NES was ranked first among the Tennessee Valley Authority’s 155 local power distributors for homeowners following through with energy audit recommendations and installing measures to save electricity. NES also completed the second most number of energy audits through the In-Home Evaluation program. “We’re constantly striving to help our customers save energy and reduce

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 3rd day of September, 2013. Jo Ann C. Luecke, 2212 Tomahawk Trace, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, Doris Elizabeth Reynolds, 3312 Savannah Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42104, Personal Representative. Gritton, Jack E., 752 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: September 5, 2013 and September 12, 2013.

Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: August 29, 2013 and September 5, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1063 ESTATE OF DOROTHY L. WHITLOCK, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of DOROTHY L. WHITLOCK who died November 27, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4)months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 27th day of August, 2013 . Cathy D. Whitlock, 4400 Belmont Park Terrace, Unit 105, Nashville, TN 37215, Personal Representative. Rouse, Celia Stewart, 212 North Castle Heights Ave, Lebanon, TN 37087. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: August 29, 2013 and September 5, 2013.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1188 ESTATE OF JOAN FRANCIS DYCK, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of JOAN FRANCIS DYCK who died May 18, 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 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 3rd day of September, 2013 . Gary Soule, 1713 Nottingham Place, Nashville, TN 37221, Personal Representative. Duncan, Jad Andrew, 161 Belle Forest Circle, Suite 207, Nashville, TN 37221. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: September 5, 2013 and September 12, 2013.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1191 ESTATE OF EMILY PUGH, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of EMILY PUGH who died June 11, 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 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 3rd day of September, 2013. Judy Pugh Holland, 516 Stonegate Place, Brentwood, TN 37027, Robert Pugh, 4076 Sierra Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406, Personal Representative. Jones, Richard Arthur, 401 Commerce St, Suite 710, PO Box 190627, Nashville, TN 37219. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: September 5, 2013 and September 12, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1406 ESTATE OF LOIS B. BARBEE, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of LOIS B. BARBEE who died June 3, 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 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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1352 ESTATE OF JAMES EDWARD DILLON SR., DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of JAMES EDWARD DILLON SR., who died May 11, 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 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 3rd day of September, 2013 . Jeffrey Elliot Dillon, 235 Green Glade, Memphis, TN 38120, Personal Representative. Tidwell, Nicholas M., 216 Centerview Dr., Suite 317, Brentwood, TN 37027. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: September 5, 2013 and September 12, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1331 ESTATE OF DELORES JUANITA STEVENSON, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of DELORES JUANITA STEVENSON, who died June 29, 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 un-matured, against the

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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 3rd day of September, 2013 . Rickey O. Stevenson, 413 Freda Willa, Madison, TN 37115, Personal Representative. Glanton, Luvell Leigh, 915 Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37208. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: September 5, 2013 and September 12, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 13P1331 ESTATE OF DELORES JUANITA STEVENSON, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of DELORES JUANITA STEVENSON who died June 29, 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 un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above name court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4)months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death this 3rd day of September, 2013 . Rickey O. Stevenson, 413 Freda Willa, Madison, TN 37115, Personal Representative. Glanton, Luvell Leigh, 915 Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37208. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: September 5, 2013 and September 12, 2013. NOTICE TO CREDITORS13P1352 ESTATE OF JAMES EDWARD DILLON, SR., DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of August, 2013, Letters of Authority in respect to the estate of JAMES EDWARD DILLON, SR. who died May 11, 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 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 3rd day of September, 2013 . Gary Soule, 1713 Nottingham Place, Nashville, TN 37221, Personal Representative. Duncan, Jad Andrew, 161 Belle Forest Circle, Suite 207, Nashville, TN 37221. Richard R. Rooker, Probate Court Clerk, One Public Square, Room 303 Nashville, TN. 37201. Publish Dates: September 5, 2013 and September 12, 2013.

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MTSU Mobile App Tracks Buses, Maps Find Campus Venues MURFREESBORO, TN — You have parked on the east side of the MTSU campus in the Rutherford Boulevard lot across from Greek Row. And you are wondering … how much longer before the Raider Xpress bus arrives? Actually, there’s an added feature to the MTSU Mobile app — developed by students for students — that lets people know where the buses are when they are operating. A student-led MTSU Mobile Development Team and Parking and Transportation Services collaborated to create a real-time bus tracking system people can access from their phone or personal computer. Additionally, the app provides maps to classrooms, offices, MT Dining locations and other campus points of interest. To use the system: • Open the MTSU mobile application on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, and go to the “maps” feature; • Next, enble the display or a route by using (on the iPhone/iPad) the settings button on the bottom right or (on Android) the menu button on the device;

mobile. “This app will be most beneficial to MTSU students,” said Chelsea Rath, who led the development team in the project. “They are the majority that ride the buses across campus, but that’s not to say that visitors and faculty won’t get use out of it as well.” Rath said that having the MTSU Mobile app provides an excellent way for students, employees and visitors to know when buses will arrive at particular stops. Students, faculty, staff and MTSU visitors can “We won’t have to stand outside in the track where Raider Xpress buses currently cold, heat or rain waiting and wondering are located by going to mtsubustracking. when the bus will arrive and if we will mtsu.edu (Photo by MTSU News and Media make it to class on time,” she said. Relations) Rana Heidari of Nashville, a sophomore international relations major, said Once a route is displayed, buses of she utilizes the mobile app primarily for that color should appear “moving” on maps “because I am a transfer student the map. If not, make sure your MTSU (from Nashville State Community ColMobile app is up-to-date. lege) and don’t know where anything is. Alternately, people may view buses It’s really useful to know where I am (on online at http://mtsubustracking.mtsu. campus) and where I need to be.” edu. Ron Malone, assistant vice president For people who have not done so al- for events and transportation at MTSU, ready, the MTSU Mobile app can be said that since the initial bus-tracking downloaded by visiting www.mtsu.edu/ proposal arose in January 2012 and the the gifted child. The 11-year-old was finally admitted to the Accommodated Learning about Carson’s attendance Academy in Grapevine, at TCU. Texas and graduated with a Carson’s mother says 4.0 GPA in May. that she knew Carson was a Even though Carson gifted child shortly after his will be raking in more cash birth. Her and Carson’s fa- than most adults before he’s ther began reading chapter 19, he still loves to engage books to Carson at the age in child-like activities. He of two, and started the tod- says that he loves online dler on Kumon math before video gaming and watchhe was even potty trained. ing movies like Star Wars. Because Carson was so His favorite Jedi from the brilliant, many schools re- famous film is Master Winfused to put the boy genius du. on their roster. His ability Although Carson is to learn at a quicker pace phenomenal for being the than other children made youngest to ever enroll institutions turn away from at TCU, a student by the

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design team’s hurdling “a few large challenges” along the way, everything has turned out well. “This app also improves a student’s ability to remain safe while waiting in a perimeter lot because they now can remain in their locked car until the app shows that their shuttle is approaching,” Malone said. “Service will be improved because our office can now monitor the locations of the buses on the routes and radio route adjustments to the drivers when we see they are beginning to stack too closely to remain efficient.” For other questions or comments, contact the Mobile Development team at mobile.dev@mtsu.edu. Raider Xpress bus hours of operation during the semester include: • Monday through Thursday — Red and Blue routes run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Green Routes run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Silver Route runs from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and • Friday — Red, Blue and Green routes run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

name of Sam Hong was the youngest student to enroll at a university. Hong graduated from college in 2011 at the age of 17. Dr. Boyce Watkins, author of the book, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College,” says that , even though most children are not as naturally gifted as Carson, there is a great deal of untapped potential in black boys. “Anyone who listens to a brilliant hip-hop artist who didn’t finish high school knows that there is a great deal of untapped potential in our children,” said Dr. Watkins, who created an audio lecture series called

“The Eight Principles of Black Male Empowerment.” Watkins says that parents who want their children to have a chance to excel should find creative ways to let them grow without being shut down by the constraints of the educational system. “It’s hard to teach an eagle to fly if you’ve got him caged up in the living room,” Watkins says. This is what brilliant black boys can be if we give them a little bit of extra push. Good luck in college Carson, we’re proud of you.

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Music City Links’ Retreat

Seated l-r, Harriette Bias-Insignares, Phyllis Moore, Ida Martin, Shirley Corry, Edwina Smith; middle row l-r, Valerie Williams, Wanda Wilson, Sandra Hill, Elisha Hodge, Kimberly Wiggins, Latrisha Jemison, Jacobia Dowell, Robin Richard; back row l-r, Tiffany Taylor, Vashon Sutherland, Misha Maynard, Charlotte Peacock, Kimberlee Etheridge, Linda Bell Smith, Lueatrice Lovett and Marilyn Robinson. Photos by H. Bias-Insignares

NASHVILLE, TN — With boxes, baskets, bags, and other various and sundry carry-alls, Music City Links devoted their 2013 Retreat to putting pen to paper to capture their story as a Links chapter with an illustrious past. Under the direction of Chapter President Shirley Corry and History Committee Chair Robin Richard, Music City discovered gems of praise in the form of letters and certificates of commendation from government officials, community leaders, clergy, and educators honoring the chapter’s noteworthy programs. Decked out in protective masks, rubber gloves, and all-things-Links, they were ready for whatever the day might bring. Some members, like Link Sandi Hill, got a kick out of reading documents aloud for everyone’s benefit no matter the musty smell or the dust cloud that collected here and there. “Who would have thought that we could get so excited about a bunch of old newspaper articles and fading photos,” said Link Lueatrice Green Lovett as she quickly paced back and forth from table to table organizing documents by decade. “Has anybody found the charter group?” became her constant query? As the day rolled on, others joined the refrain – “Have we found the charter photo yet?” How can we capture our his-

tory without that?” Not to be out done, Chapter President Corry continued her orders of the day: “Everybody has thirty minutes to write your part of the history, so I can begin typing. We’re organizing by decade, so hit the high points. The clock is ticking.” Meanwhile, the “readers” and “runners” continued their recovery effort to get the gist of it, the history that is, and create order out of this mountain of material. In the midst of all of these memories, it was hard to avoid sharing them and musing about how “young” they all looked 30-plus years ago. Link Linda Smith gladly showed Link Harriette Bias-Insignares several news articles about her and her character Juba-the-Storyteller as she entered the meeting room. “My goodness! That was a long time ago. Look how skinny I was! And there I am with Link Cecile Crump and Tennessean Arts Critic Clara Hieronymus at the first ‘Showcase of Young Artists’ Exhibit at Fisk University,” Link Bias-Insignares said. All of a sudden Link Corry ran across the room with Lovett following on her heels with a Eureka moment. It was as if someone had found buried treasure as she shouted, “We found it!” Links Lovett and Corry had finally located not only one photo but a stack of photos of the

l-r, Sandra Hill, Kimberlee Etheridge and Phyllis Moore

l-r, Robin Richard, Linda Bell Smith, Edwina Smith and Elisha Hodge

charter group that had eluded them for most of the day. Even as the group continued to cull through the archives, Link Corry called for the manuscripts to capture their history. When all was said and done, Link Corry ended the meeting with a glowing overview of the past year’s work reporting that the chapter had met all of its responsibilities and is in good standing in every category. “I am proud to serve as your president, and I look forward to a great year because we have the ability to rise to any occasion and get the job done.”

l-r, Links Shirley Corry and Edwina Smith display the quilt created by students in the Girls Summer Institute

l-r, Valerie Williams and Phyllis Moore

Elisha Hodge, Jacobia Dowell, Wanda Wilson and Sandra Hill


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The Greater Pleasant View Baptist Church presents a Gospel Concert featuring local men’s groups and soloists from the surrounding areas of Franklin, Nashville and Brentwood communities on at 5pm. The church is located at 2710 Hillsboro Rd in Brentwood (Rev. Eric Williams, Pastor) For more information contact: Sophis K. Beamon at 615.876.6273 or 615.373.8219.

SEPTEMBER 7-21

The Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of LARRIES by Nate Eppler. A Multiverse Premiere of a Dark Comedy, yhe play runs from September 7 – 21 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Johnson Theater. For ticket info call 615.782.4040

SEPTEMBER 13

Nashville Jazz Workshop presents Matt White & Jeff Coffin, with Michael Feinberg, Dana Hawkins, and Joe Davidian Rising New York City jazz stars to join world class Nashville favorites for one night only, 8pm, it’s a special Snap on 2&4, at  The Jazz Cave Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1319 Adams Street in Nashville. For more info call 615.242-5299 or visit www. nashvillejazz.org

SEPTEMBER 14

Movies at Main Downtown Library in the auditorium “12:01” Directed by Jack Sholder. at 2 p.m. For more information on both events contact Nashville Public Library (615) 862-5800

SEPT 15-OCT 15

Hispanic Heritage Month Nashville Public Library. September events include Courtyard Concerts at Main Downtown Library. Art Workshop with local artist Jairo Prado. Explore South American folk art traditions and create “Molas”, the traditional folk textiles of the Cuna Indians in Panama. contact Nashville Public Library (615) 862-5800

UPCOMING EVENTS 2014

March 8: Les Gemmes Literary Luncheon March 22 (Tentative) Coalition of 100 Black Women---Sister to Sister Conference August 23: Les Gemmes “Last Summer Fling”

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Mega Fest Was A Mega Success! will come...” And that’s exactly what the thousands DALLAS, TX — It took over 2,000 of excited volunteers, over 50,000 attendees, 250 attendees media reps, and a long lengthy list of cedid. “I am lebrity who’s who from Hollywood, music so excited and sports, including Oprah Winfrey and and proud superstar pastor Joel Osteen. Those are to be here just a few of the numbers it took to comto hear plete Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MEGA FEST, a and see colossal festival of conferences, seminars Bishop and concerts, which included ManPower, Jakes in MegaKids, Woman Thou Art Loosed person. and the Faith and Family Film Festival and other events. The 3-day “festa-thon” actually began Top photo, clockwise, Wednesday, Bishop T.D. Jakes mentors to August 29th the crowd during Oprah’s Life with a press Class taping; Mrs. Serita Jakes conference greets the press at Mega Fest press conference; Daughter featurSarah Jakes chats with fans ing Bishop and the press; Oprah chats Jakes, Dalwith members of the audience las Mayor during the Life Class session

can take to heal old wounds and restore their broken relationships. From Niecy Nash, Cedric the Entertainer, Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Kerry Washington, Babyface and even more, Mega Fest had no shortage of top name celebrities from the world of music, TV, film, sports, reality shows. Movie premieres produced through Jakes’ own film production company, featured his latest films “Heaven Is Real,” “Black Nativity,” and “Winnie.” After the festival ended, an overflow crowd of festival goers packed out Jakes’ Potters House mega church on Sunday morning to get a final dose of fire and brimstone from the great Bishop. To everyone’s surprise, media/film superstar Tyler Perry was also at the service, where he gifted the ministry with a donation of $1 million dollars for a planned youth center. Mr. Perry, before the tapings began; known for his hilarious Media mogul Tyler Perry lays comedic female charachands in prayer over Bishop ter “Madea,” shared with Jakes during Potters House church service (wire service the 12,000-plus church photo); American Idol show’s audience how he bemusic director Ray Chew, lieves God spoke to his also served as the music heart to give the million director for the dollar donation for the Mega Fest event center. But Tyler wasn’t done yet. Sounding more Mike Rawlings, and Phillike a “man of the cloth” lip Jones of Dallas Convenin full preacher mode, tion and Visitors Bureau. Perry went on to referThis is the first time Mega ence the blood of Jesus; shared how he I’ve been Fest was held in Dallas, blessed by was blessed while attending the festival; instead of Atlanta. Accordhis minis- and how he obeyed the voice of God by ing to the Mayor, Bishop try on TV donating a check of $113,000 earlier in Jakes and Mr. Jones, the for years the week during The Woman Thou Art move to the DFW Metroand I’m a Loosed conference hosted by Pastor Pauplex was five years in the making. “Now that Mega m e m b e r la White. After Tyler finished his mini Fest is finally here I can stop stalking of his Potters House Church thru the in- sermonette of sorts, he prophesied over Bishop Jakes at his home about bringing ternet services,” says Victoria Ngozi, who Bishop Jakes and laid hands on mega the festival here!” says Jones jokingly. traveled with her sister and mom all the pastor, complete with a powerful prayer. The economic boost the festival brought way from South Africa to attend Mega And the crowd went wild! Could preaching and or pastoring be in the future for to the Dallas economy was no laughing Fest. matter—an estimated $41 million dollars Media mogul Oprah Winfrey opened Tyler Perry? was infused into the DFW area during the first day of the fest with two tapings If you’re considering attending Mega the festival by attendees from throughout of her Emmy Award-winning program Fest 2014 the organizers are encouragNorth America and 30 foreign countries. “Oprah’s Lifeclass.” It all took place ing everyone to make their reservations Bishop Jakes revealed that he was proud in front of over 17,000 attendees at the now, actually before last week’s event had to have the festival in his home city but American Airlines Center. Both shows barely ended. If you’ve never attended the wanted to make sure the city was ready will air on the OWN network during the colossal fest, a good description would to fully handle the enormity of the crowd first two weeks of September. Oprah in- be: it’s kind of like the Essence Festival via enough hotels, public transportation vited Jakes back to her lifeclass to talk but with more prominent celebrities, betsystem, restaurants and other services about the millions of sons and daughters ter seminars, and a sprinkling of God, “a that would be needed to carry it off. As who are growing up without a father in higher power,” or “The Universe,” here the old saying goes, “if you build it, they their life, and to share the steps families and there whenever needed. Text and Photos by Janice Malone

Nashville-Based AAPEX: A Place for Playwrights By Janice Malone

Are you an aspiring or established playwright? Do you know someone who is a playwright or thinking of becoming one? If the answer is yes, to any of these questions, then consider becoming a member of the African American Playwright Exchange (AAPEX). The Nashville based organization is national in its scope and membership. Founded in 2007, AAPEX founder Jaz Dorsey says the much-needed organization is all about connecting and networking some of the country’s most talented playwrights plus, it’s free to join. “We are dedicated to getting plays by African Americans and the African American experience into the hands of actors and producers,” says Dorsey. “AAPEX is doing this through readings, productions and an exchange of ideas and information,” continues Dorsey, who is surprisingly not African American. “I have had many interesting conversations about why a white boy like me would start an African American Playwrights Exchange,” says Jaz with a hearty laugh, “The answer is that, in addition to being a white boy I am also a dramaturge and as a dramaturge I am really only interested in those new plays which, whether now or down the line of history, have the power to give birth to the next age of the theatre.” Jaz Dorsey certainly knows his stage left from his stage right when it comes to the world of theatre. The Atlanta, GA is a native earned his B.A. degree in International Studies from UNC Chapel Hill, followed by gradu-

ate studies in theatre at VCU in Richmond, Va. He served as the production manager for Biggs Rosati Productions in the NYC offices of The National Theatre of the Performing Arts. After establishing AAPEX, Dorsey has since produced a new play reading series in conjunction with Carolyn German and the Metro Nashville Parks Theatre Department. He is on the staff of two film festivals - The Southern Appalachian International Film Festival and ArtLightenment. He is also the Managing Director/Dramaturge for The Spiral Theatre Studio in NYC. Jaz began writing about Nashville theatre for Tennessee Style Magazine in 2004, whose target readership is African American. In 2006, he covered the first Shades of Black Theatre Festival, where he met Eugenia Sweeney, who is the artistic director for Collards & Caviar productions. He volunteered to do a script search for her company and sent out an Eblast looking for new plays by African American playwrights. The response was over-

whelming. He received 70 responses from playwrights from around the country before the end of the week. Shortly after AAPEX took off in 2007, one of their playwrights, Dave Copeland of Miami, set up the AAPEX blog - www.africanamericanplaywrightsexchange. blogspot.com The blog site now offers an encyclopedia of 283 playwrights and over 100 African American theatre companies, listed down the right hand margin of the blog. Additional information is offered about plays, competitions, festivals and educational opportunities that speak to the needs of the writers, actors, directors, producers and dramaturges who visit the site. AAPEX has garnered an impressive list of successes from its playwrights, with members having readings in cities throughout North America (including NYC) and London. Other AAPEX writers to have readings include: Dr. Mary Weems of Cleveland, OH and Dr. Frank Dobson of Vanderbilt University. As of last month, AAPEX has presented 15 readings in the Metro Nashville Parks Theatre Department. Dorsey says he’s always welcoming new and emerging playwrights to join AAPEX and hopes that one day soon Nashville’s theatre community will be just as strong as its country music scene. One of his favorite sayings is: “Come to Nashville and Go to the Theatre!” For more information about AAPEX visit their blog site: www.africanamericanplaywrightsexchange. blogspot.com or to join contact Jaz at www.dramaturgtn@gmail.com


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ENTERTAINMENT

Nashville Premieres New Film ‘Winnie’ This Week

The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN) is proud to announce the Nashville premiere screening of Winnie. This long-awaited biopic, based on the life of South African activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, will shown, in its only screening in the state of Tennessee, at 7 p.m. this Thursday, September 5 at the spacious Manna From Heaven, a faith based organization, located at 3510 West Hamilton Road in Nashville.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7:00 p.m. Produced by megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes and his company TDJ Enterprises/Film Bridge International, Winnie tells the story of Nomzamo Winfreda “Winnie” Zanyiwe Madikizela,

who grew up in what is now South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. In spite of her nation’s apartheid system against the majority-black populace, she managed to earn two degrees and almost began her adult life in America until she met lawyer and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela in 1957. Six years later, Winnie was pushed onto the public political stage, after her husband Nelson was imprisoned for 36 years, to work with the African National Congress to set him free. Because of her activism, she was first exiled and then imprisoned for eighteen months in solitary confinement at Pretoria Central Prison. After Mandela was released in a

as it depicts the story of Winnie Mandela, wife of South Africa’s most symbolic and iconic figure, former President Nelson Mandela, during a pivotal time in the fight to eradicate the system of apartheid. As we commemorate one of the most prolific civil right movements in US history, the 50th Year Celebration of the Civil Rights March on Washington, this film also reflects the horrors of racial injustice.” Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winner Jennifer Hudson stars in the title worldwide frenzy of celebration, role of Winnie with a critically the couple realized the time and acclaimed performance already strain of the struggle left them generating Oscar buzz. Screen as different people and they di- Actors Guild and NAACP Imvorced. “This is a critical film, age Award winner Terrence

Howard gives a surprising performance as the legendary Nelson Mandela. Winnie was originally presented at the Toronto Film Festival in 2011 but was never released to theaters. Pastor Jakes acquired the movie, re-edited the film acquired theatrical distribution across all major markets in the US by RLJ Entertainment. In a recent interview, Jakes told christianpost.com about Winnie, “This movie offers American audiences a rare opportunity to visit the amazing beauty of South Africa from a theater seat,” said Jakes of Dallas-based The Potter’s House, who is the executive producer of the film.

Nashville Fashion Icon Receives Top Fashion Award

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville fashion icon, Milton White, was honored last evening as he accepted the first ever Fashion Patriarch Award from Nashville Fashion Events. The award recognized his years of contributions to the local fashion community as a result of the guidance and inspiration he has provided to so many. To celebrate the launch of their new website and their third year anniversary, Nashville Fashion Events hosted a party last night at Emma. They promote and report fashion related events in Middle Tennessee (www.nashvillefashionevents.com). Over the years, they have reported on the Nashville Symphony Fashion Show, Passion For Fashion/style icon Milton White poses after Fashion for Bootstraps Foundation, Nash- receiving the first ever Fashion Patriarch Award ville Fashion Week, and Swan Ball. In addition to celebrating their anniversary, they dustry in Nashville. The most prestigious of chose to recognize some of the people that those awards was given to Milton last night. have influenced and shaped the fashion inMilton White is a fashion editor and

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celebrity/wardrobe stylist. He has worked in this capacity for several years primarily in Washington DC, New York and Nashville. As a fashion industry veteran, he has worked with many internationally renowned fashion designers and retailers including: Chanel, Garfinkel’s, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace, Givenchy, Macy’s, Mary McFadden, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. His work has placed him in the company of celebrities in the fields of fashion, film, music, television and theater including: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Denis Leary, Elizabeth Hurley, Claudia Schiffer, De La Soul, Mary Wilson, Molly Shannon, Paloma Picasso, Paris and Nicky Hilton, and Elizabeth Taylor. As the Style & Media Director of The Fashion Office, he provides a myriad of creative services to a wide variety of clients in the fashion, beauty, retail, mod-

eling, entertainment and hospitality industries. Local clients include Nordstrom, Jamie, SouthComm, Mad Donna’s and Studio BBC Salon. Most recently he has been working on a project for Style Network, a contributing fashion editor for Nfocus, Native and Mocha Market magazines, dressing several celebrities for the ACM and CMT awards, styling music videos for London (Higher), Danielle Peck (Impossible Dreams) and Haley & Michaels (The Price I Pay) and dressing private clients for everything from Swan Ball to New York Fashion Week. In September, he will launch two blogs - The Good, The Bad & The Glamorous (www.goodbadglamorous.com/) and Beanie & Spanky: The Life & Times Of Two PR Wonderdogs (www. beansandspanks.com). For more information, please visit www.MiltonStyles.com and www.thefashionoffice.com.

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KAM’S KOLUMN

‘This Is The Day’ Book Review

ENTERTAINMENT

RYCH’S CORNER

The 2013 Hollyshorts Film Fest Highlights

By Rych McCain, www.twitter.com/rychmccain and Facebook, www.rychmccainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot.com, www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.com

Kam Williams

Book Review by Kam Williams

“There have been many marches since, and several before, but no other march to the nation’s capital captured our collective imagination like the March on Washington of August 28, 1963… The momentous pilgrimage showcased an inspired… Martin Luther King, Jr., the celebrated leader of black America who hadn’t yet delivered an entire speech that the nation had listened to… Gospel legend Mahalia Jackson… encouraged her friend to depart from paper… “Tell ‘em about the dream, Martin,” she bellowed from the background. And respond to her call King did… King cast aside his prepared speech… to weave the dream metaphor into the tapestry of the nation’s self-image, and in the process he grafted black folk to the heart of American democracy.” Excerpted from the Essay by Michael Eric Dyson (pgs. 1-5) “Leonard Freed’s photographs of the March on Washington depict both the march and the marchers… For the participants, this was both a serious and a happy occasion, a chance to exercise their rights and to petition their government for a redress of ancient grievances. The marchers are at once sober, somber, and gleeful—proud to be present as they sense history is being made.” Excerpted from the Foreword by Julian Bond (page ix) When you think of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, what automatically comes to mind for most people is Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. And while Dr. King’s remarks certainly deserve every bit of recognition they have garnered over the years, it is also important to remember that hundreds of thousands of ordinary

American citizens committed to civil rights had descended on the National Mall to attend the event. I was only a child at the time, but I can still readily recall the palpable concern in the air about the folks from the neighborhood boarding buses for DC. After all, the press had been speculating about the prospect of rioting and arrests if the crowd were unruly, so those participating were doing so with the prospect of considerable personal risk in mind. Fortunately, the glorious gathering went of without a hitch and came to represent a watershed moment in U.S. History. Now, a half-century later, we are lucky to have an opus like “This Is the Day” available to remind us of that high point in the nation’s non-violence movement. The book is essentially a photographic essay chronicled by Leonard Freed (1929-2006) before, during and after at the March. His beautiful black & white images are rarely of the leaders (only one of Dr. King), but rather are evocative portraits of the movement’s hopeful foot soldiers who’d trudged from all over the country to petition the government for equal rights. A few of the photos captured are wide-angle panoramas which give a sense of the mammoth scale of the demonstration. But most are intimate snapshots which afford you an opportunity to read each of the earnest subject’s faces. Besides the timeless stills, the tome is devoted to the reflections of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who was at the March, as well as to a very colorful essay recounting the day by Michael Eric Dyson, written with a profusion of the popular professor’s trademark rhetorical flourishes. It also features a postscript by Paul Farber analyzing the gifted Freed’s approach to his craft. Overall, this timely tome is a perfect way to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of one of the most important landmarks in African-American history.

Dear I want my girl to stay a girl, Don’t be so hard on yourself. I’m sure everyone was a little taken aback by the young lady’s announcement. It is surprising when a 13-year-old makes a decision about what gender they’d like with Tonya English to have a sexual relationship with, especially when we’re hoping that they aren’t engaging in any sexual activity with ANYONE. Your job as a mother Dear SMC of a teenager is to educate, inform and My daughter told me that her best protect. You have to make sure that your friend has decided to be gay. This daughter has all the information needed 13-year-old baby, who has been friends to make educated decisions about her with my daughter for most of their lives, friends and her life. There are situahas made a conscious decision to be at- tions that a 13-year-old can’t possibly tracted to other girls. Not only is my determine is not in their best interest. daughter confused but so am I. I really That’s when your protection comes in. am not comfortable with my daughter But remember to communicate openly being friends with her anymore. I don’t and honestly with your daughter bewant her spending the night and I re- cause you can’t possibly be with her ally don’t like them being alone. I want when all difficult situations arrive. It’s to believe that my daughter wouldn’t be better to talk now than to regret later. influenced by this, but I’m just not sure Send your letters to letters@sinof that. I also don’t want to send my glemomchronicles. Tonya English is daughter the wrong impression about an entrepreneur, writer, motivational what type of person I am. I need some speaker and the founder of Single Mom help. Chronicles. She resides in the Dallas I want my girl to stay a girl metroplex and is the single mom of two teenage girls.

Coming Next Week: • Highlights from Oprah’s Life Class Mega Fest event, featuring former Dallas Cowboy player Emmitt Smith • Concert coverage from country music superstar Keith Urban’s new CD release event • Kam Williams chats with Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Hollyshorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. The festival helps to advance the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films that are produced 30- minutes in length or less. As with every year since its inception nine years ago, the Hollyshorts Film Festival grows bigger and better, while attracting serious upand-coming young film makers and the film industry’s decision making pros. This event is the brainchild of its creators, Theo Dumont and Daniel Bol. Nicole Castro is their very able, right hand, goto administrator. Short film makers from around the world flock to Hollyshorts because short films are all they deal with and this does make a difference. Over 25 workshops dealing with film financing, sound engineering, editing, distribution, pitching, women in film, indie production, screenwriting, directing, producing, casting, sets, equipment rentals to you name it were offered with the industry people who make it happen everyday. And of course, what is a film fest without the opportunity to meet, greet, and mix with your fellow film makers in a festive social atmosphere? The after parties each night was a highlight, especially the closing night award ceremonies. Although we spoke to many of the film makers, I’m highlighting the makers of “Free Lunch” and “Guest House.” “Free

l-r, Film Makers Ricky Home Jr. & Cory Hardrict (Photo RMMS Free Lunch)

Lunch” was directed by Ricky Horne, Jr. and starred Cory Hardrict and Alison Haislip. When asked about his concept of a guy breaking into a house just to eat, Home explained, “I actually saw a similar situation go down on the news about a guy who broke into a house and only asked for food and at the same time I was reading some stories in Esquire about the guy who actually killed Bin Laden who was part of the members of Seal Team Six, so I just wanted to merge a serious subject and not so serious subject and see if we could make it work dramatically.” They shot the film in one day over a 12 to 14 hour period and will be showcasing it in a couple of more film festivals. What is the moral of this short? Horne laughs, “We don’t want to be to heavy handed man. We all are trying to be the best kind of people we can be. If it challenges you a little bit to kind of question how good of a person you are or when was the last time you did something good for somebody or how good are you being to your significant other to whatever it is. It’s all about being better people.” After the film’s festival run you can see it posted on www. rickyhornejr.com

TERRI’S REVIEW High Price by Dr. Carl Hart

who was used to hot-weather activity. He used that ease to challenge his fellow airmen, and he found his leadership abilities. And because he was trying to stay out of trouble – which meant avoiding the brothers who wanted to smoke marijuana – he took his first college class. Today, Hart’s career lies in the study of the effects of drugs on behavior, and because of his research, he has learned some surprising things about addiction; for instance, the vast majority of cocaine Terri Schlichenmeyer use is outside the black community, and 80-90 percent of cocaine users “do not Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer develop problems with the drug.” Furthermore, Hart believes that the solution Everything you believe is wrong. There are, for instance, no alligators to the drug problem – and, by extension, living in the sewers of New York. Elvis many of the other societal ills that befall is not alive and living near a burger joint inner cities – isn’t through a racially-moin Michigan. Head colds are not caused tivated “war on drugs.” What’s needed, by walking in the snow, and the Tooth he says, is for people – especially young adults - to have a “stake Fairy? Sorry. in our society.” So what do you know Though it tends to about drugs, and the take awhile to get to the causes of addiction? In point, “High Price” isn’t the new book “High bad. Price” by Dr. Carl Hart, Author and neuroyou’ll be surprised at repsychopharmacologist cent revelations. GrowDr. Carl Hart uses his ing up on “one of the own life experiences roughest neighborhoods and plenty of up-front of Miami,” Carl Hart had truth to show how genall kinds of temptations eral perceptions of drug at his fingertips. Still, he use and abuse is wrong, managed to resist many particularly when it of them. That doesn’t comes to drugs and mean, however, that Hart the Black community. c.2013, HarperCollins ($26.99 / was a complete angel. $28.99 Canada) 340 pages This mixing of personal Guns were easy to get story and hard research where he lived, and there is interesting and appealing, in part bewas once a time when he wanted one cause Hart isn’t preachy and partly due to for revenge-making. He and his friends shoplifted, dine-and-dashed, and once his unique history as someone who actuheld a gun on a white man for fun. And ally lived that which he’s trying to help he experimented with drugs – marijua- others avoid. It took some effort for me to stay with na, cocaine, tobacco, and alcohol - even though he knew that those substances this book at first, but I was ultimately would poorly affect the basketball career glad I stuck around. And if you’re a reader who questions assumptions, is tired of he badly wanted. When he didn’t get a basketball schol- “experts” who don’t walk the walk, and arship, Hart knew that his best option you love a good biography, then “High was to join the military, so he entered the Price” is a book I believe you’ll like, too. Air Force and discovered that basic training was easy for an athlete from Miami


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HEALTH

Coffee Could Keep Prostate Cancer From Returning

A regular coffee habit could stave off the recurrence of prostate cancer for men, according to a new study. Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that drinking four or more cups of coffee a day is linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer recurrence, as well as decreased progression of the cancer tumor. (The former means the cancer came back again, while the latter means the cancer tumor has grown or spread.) “Our study differs from previous ones because we used a composite definition of prostate cancer recurrence/progression,” study researcher Milan Geybels, who is currently a doctoral student at Maastricht University in the Netherlands (but who was a graduate student at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center during the time of the study), said in a statement. Using detailed information from follow-up appointments, including blood test results that revealed prostate-specific antigen levels, tissue biopsy results and secondary treatment protocols, Geybels

and his team were able to determine if a patient had evidence of progression or recurrence of their prostate cancer. The researchers also evaluated any potential links between tea-drinking and prostate cancer, but did not find any associations. The Cancer Causes & Control study included 1,001 men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer when they were between ages of 35 and 74 and who lived

in King County, Wash. Researchers were able to get data on their food and drink consumption in the two years before their prostate cancer diagnoses, as well as other data on their cancer history, screening history, etc. Then, the researchers followed up with study participants five years after their diagnosis to see whether the cancer came back, or if it progressed. By the end of the the study period, 630 of the men had provided their coffee intake and other relevant information. Of those men, 61 percent drank at least a cup of coffee a day and 12 percent drank four or more cups of coffee a day. Researchers found that the men who drank the most coffee in the study -- four or more cups of coffee a day -- had a 59 percent lower risk of having their prostate cancer come back, or having the prostate cancer progress further, compared with those who drank the least coffee (one or fewer cups a week). Researchers found that coffee-drinking didn’t seem to have much of an impact on risk of dying from prostate cancer, but data

on this was more limited since the number of deaths were so low in the analysis. Even though the study only found an association rather than proof of causation, researchers noted that coffee may hold these protective benefits because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. They also noted that more research is needed before it can be recommended that men drink coffee as a preventive tool against cancer. Plus, coffee can be unhealthful for some men, particularly those with hypertension, because of the stimulant effect of the drink’s caffeine, researchers noted. Indeed, an observational study just published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings showed that people age 55 and younger may have a higher risk of early death if they drink more than 28 cups of coffee a week, which averages out to more than four cups a day. However, they didn’t find a higher mortality risk among people older than 55 who drank that much coffee.

Stress Gene Activation Linked With Breast Cancer Spread It’s no secret that having a poor handle on stress is bad for your health. And now, a new study in mice shows how exactly activation of a gene linked to stress could potentially lead to the spread of cancer. “It’s like what Pogo said: ‘We have met the enemy, and he is us,’” study researcher Tsonwin Hai, a professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry at The Ohio State University, said in a statement. “If your body does not help cancer cells, they cannot spread as far. So really, the rest of the cells in the body help cancer cells to move,

to set up shop at distant sites. And one of the unifying themes here is stress.” The gene, called ATF3, is already known to become activated in response to external stress, prompting normal cells to self-destruct if they’ve been irreparably damaged by outside stressors. But the new study shows that cancer cells may be using this technique for bad, by getting immune system cells already present at a cancer tumor to also express the ATF3 gene. When the gene is expressed in this circumstance, the immune cells don’t

work properly and cancer is able to spread. The study, conducted in mice with breast cancer, was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. While stress hasn’t definitively been proven to cause cancer, other research has suggested it can play a detrimental role. Forbes reported earlier this year on a study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers, showing that stress seems to make prostate cancer drugs work less effectively, and drive prostate cancer development.

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NASHVILLE, TN — United Neighborhood Health Services (UNHS) is one of a handful of health clinics in Middle Tennessee awarded a federal grant to help the uninsured apply for coverage under the federal insurance exchange or Health Insurance Marketplace. The grant of more than $230,000, allowed UNHS to hire four specialized counselors that will work to help uninsured individuals sign up once the exchange opens October 1. Currently, UNHS staff is undergoing training on the system used to enter enrollees, and is in the planning stages of a number of outreach initiatives aimed at educating the uninsured on their options under the program. United Neighborhood Health Services operates 11 clinics in the Middle Tennessee area, caring for approximately 32,000 medically underserved individuals each year, 17,000 of those are uninsured. “Our focus at this time is on ensuring that we are fully prepared before the exchange opens on October 1,” said Mary Bufwack, United Neighborhood Health Services CEO. “We understand what an

important decision this is for individuals and we are dedicated to providing the best information available to help them make an informed decision.” There are a number of things that uninsured individuals can do now to prepare for enrollment: Learn about different types of health insurance, Make a list of any questions you may have, Educate yourself on insurance-related terms (premiums, deductibles, out-of-pocket, copayments, coinsurance, etc), Gather basic information about your household income (found on W2s, pay stubs, or tax returns), Set a budget, decide how much you can afford to spend on insurance each month Information available at: www.healthcare.gov The enrollment process takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. The exchange is open from October 1, 2013 – April 15, 2014. Once enrolled, insurance coverage will go into effect as early as January 1, 2014. People making below the poverty level will not be eligible for coverage under the exchange program.


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NFL PRESEASON

Titans Drop Preseason Finale

BY RON WYNN Coaches Take Different Approaches College football coaches are in tough positions, especially at highprofile universities. Expediency often takes precedence over ethics, even when you’re talking about usually conscientious types who would normally avoid cutting corners or overlooking transgressions. But when schools put winning ahead of everything else, it sometimes doesn’t matter whether your players are doing well in the classroom if they aren’t exceling on the football field. Last week as the season began two coaches took vastly different approaches to tough situations, though in one case things were influenced by outside pressures. Tennessee State University head coach Rod Reed welcomed back star QB Michael German, but not without some tough stipulations. German had a sensational season in 2012. He not only was the offensive sparkplug behind an 8-3 year, he amassed the third highest total of passing yards for any TSU QB in school history. Unfortunately, German had a checkered off-season, one littered with academic and personal trouble. When he finally got himself together and eligible, coach Reed told him to take a seat for the first two games. Even though that included the annual John Merritt Classic and a rivalry contest against FAMU on the road. Reed chose team discipline over the easy fix, and was willing to risk a couple of early losses in order to teach his team the bigger lesson: that no one can flaunt and break rules without paying the price. Contrast that with the situation at Texas A&M, where last year’s Heisman winner Johnny Manziel (AKA Johnny Football) has spent his offseason in turmoil as well. With allegations flying that he accepted payment for signing his autograph (a clear violation of NCAA rules) Manziel denied he’d done anything wrong. With the NCAA hamstrung by inept investigators trying to enforce archaic rules, Manziel and company knew they lacked hard evidence. So they conceived the ultimate face-saving recipe. Manziel was suspended for the FIRST HALF of the season opener against the outmanned Rice Owls. That’s his punishment for months of turmoil, controversy, uncertainty and the possibility that he’s jeopardized his team’s future (in case someday one of the people who got his autograph decides to come clean about what happened). The lesson learned there was equally simple: those with money and clout can essentially do what they like, so long as they’re not dumb enough to get caught with actual evidence. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is a good man caught in a whirlwind. He’s been rather silent about Manziel’s antics, but he can’t feel good about seeing one player put themselves ahead of everyone else. He was the person who rescued Manziel from third-team obscurity. You’ve got to wonder how he feels about what he’s seeing now. Coach Reed has no such worries. He’s done what he thinks is right and gotten backing from his bosses. That’s a good thing, no question about it.

By Ron Wynn

The Tennessee Titans ended their 2013 preseason with a narrow 24-23 loss to the Vikings in Minnesota Thursday night, though they achieved their main goals of making it to the regular season opener without losing either starting QB Jake Locker or starting running back Chris Johnson. Locker was on the field for just one series, completing three of his five passes for 31 yards. During his stint, the offense had an 18-play, 70-yard drive but weren’t able to get a touchdown. They did score a field goal and take an early 3-0 lead. Second-team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had a 17-yard touchdown throw to rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter. It was Hunter’s second successive game with a TD reception, as he’s beginning to show the reason he was a high draft choice. But it was third-stringer Rusty Smith who played most of the game, alongside other second and third-team types as the Titans tried to make decisions on who would stay and who would be cut. They had to trim 22 more players from the roster by Satirday afternoon to reach the 53-man roster limit for the September 8 opener at Pittsburgh. There were some other personnel battles that might have been decided. Neither Alterraun Verner or Tommie Campbell had especially good games, but Verner did have one tackle for a loss. They started in the same defensive backfield as Jason McCourty got the night off. With the Titans expected to shift their coverage this season and emphasize more man-to-man, physical schemes, Campbell seems more suited for that style. But he surrendered one touchdown pass, and another big play that came despite a penalty. Verner gave up one 28-yarder and a nine-yarder for a first down. Darius Reynaud led Titans rushers with 56 yards on 11 carries. Hunter led wide receivers with four catches for 45 yards, while tight end Jack Doyle had five catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. Rob Bironas not only was three

Tennessee Titans rookie receiver Justin Hunter, shown here during practice, has emerged as a threat over the past two preseason games. He had a 17-yard touchdown catch in Thursday’s preseason finale loss to Minnesota, and is expected to gradually increase his role over the regular season. Photo by Earl Flippen, Jr.

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September 8 at Pittsburgh Noon on WTVF-5 for three on field goals, but also handled kickoffs as Maikon Bonani, who previously held that job, was released earlier in the week. Moise Fokou will be the starting middle linebacker in the opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Colin McCarthy got his first game action Thursday. Head coach Mike Munchak made it clear McCarthy would be on the final roster despite all the missed time. Tight end Delanie Walker also had his first action, appearing with the start-

ing unit. He’s envisioned as the eventual replacement for Jared Cook in passing situations. The Titans offense actually controlled the ball for nearly 34 minutes (33:40) but didn’t have any second half touchdowns, settling for field goals of 29 and 24 yards. The Vikings had a pair of second quarter touchdowns, then got a 109-yard kickoff return to open the third quarter. They got the winning field goal with 1:38 remaining. Some good signs from the preseason include the revived running game. Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene and Jackie Battle all looked good in various situations, with Johnson springing some impressive long runs and Greene fulfilling his reputation as a reliable short-yardage type. Locker mostly avoided the disastrous turnovers that plagued him last season, and after a shaky opening game the offensive line provided him much better protection. The defense remains a work in progress, but the line performed far better in the second and third preseason game. The secondary still gave up too many long completions, but their first opponent lost their best deep threat to free agency. That’s not the case though with their second foe, the Houston Texans.

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Vanderbilt Loses Tough Opener

we don’t win, I’ll take the blame. On that ert Nkemdiche showing some surprising touchdown run, they blocked the people speed. Rated as the nation’s number one The Vanderbilt Commodores discov- in the best position to make the play, and defensive prospect, Nkemdiche went 11 ered Thursday night how little room there Jeff Scott is a really good running back. yards on the fake punt. is for error in the Southeastern Confer- You’ve got to play four quarters to win. Matthews’ exceptional game saw him ence. They repeatedly bounced back from That’s what we did down there last year, surpass the 100-yard mark in receptions adversity to take leads against the Ole and they did it here tonight. You’ve got to by the second quarter. It was the ninth Miss Rebels, then suffered a heartbreak- give them credit, they didn’t stop playing time he’s done that against an SEC team ing 39-35 loss on a 75-yard touchdown run when they got behind.” and the 11th overall. Ole Miss soon bethat came with barely one minute (1:07) “We did some good things on defense, gan giving him double coverage, but he remaining. but we didn’t play well at the beginning continued making big plays in the second Jeff Scott’s run came only seconds after the Commodores had electrified the sellout crowd of 40,350 at their home stadium by getting the go-ahead touchdown on a 34-yard pass to tight end Steven Scheu. Scheu had not been the projected starter this season, and with Jordan Matthews having a sensational game, was left totally alone by the Ole Miss secondary. He raced down the left sideline, caught the pass and scored with 1:30 left to play. Vanderbilt had already achieved another spectacular milestone, overcoming a fourth down and 18 situation. QB Austyn Carta-Samuels found Matthews for a 42-yard completion. Then came Scheu’s Vanderbilt receiver Jordan Matthews (number 87) justified his preseason All-American score. ranking Thursday night against the Ole Miss Rebels. But Ole Miss, which returned 19 starters from a strong team, didn’t let that stop and we didn’t play well at the end. This is half. Matthews also recovered from an apthem. The Scott run caught most of the a simple game, and you’ve got to execute parent leg injury that occurred early in the defense out of position, as the cornerback throughout it to be successful. We didn’t third quarter. He had to be helped from the in position to stop him early missed the do that.” Vanderbilt also had some special field, but returned with 5:50 remaining. tackle. Scott simply outran the pursuit and The Commodores lost last year’s openwhat would have been another inspira- teams’ breakdowns. The night’s first punt er to South Carolina at home as well, so tional win instead turned into a tough loss. went only 16 yards, which set up Ole Miss “Blame this one on me,” Vandy coach at Vanderbilt’s 42-yard line. They turned they’ve shown they can overcome rough James Franklin said in the post-game that into a touchdown. The Rebels also early starts. Their next game will be Seppress conference. “I’m in charge of of- converted a fourth-and-one on their own tember 7 at home against Austin Peay at fense, defense, special teams, so when 34, with freshman defensive end Rob- 6:30 p.m. By Ron Wynn


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TSU Loses Merritt Classic On Failed Field Goal By Ron Wynn

A determined Tennessee State Tigers’ last-ditch try for a comeback win against Bethune-Cookman fell short Sunday night at LP Field. A 49-yard field goal try missed as TSU lost the annual John Merritt Classic opener 12-9. BethuneCookman entered the game ranked number 23 in the polls and number one among HBCU’s according to Boxtorow. It was TSU’s first opening loss in head coach Rod Reed’s tenure, and it was a direct result of their inability to get touchdowns. Redshirt freshman QB Ronald Butler did lead the Tigers’ offense inside the red zone three different times, but all that they got from those drives were field goals by senior Jamin Godfrey, who has connected on 32 of 44 field goals in his TSU career. Godfrey’s third field goal, a 36-yarder, gave TSU its only lead with 1:14 left in the third quarter at 9-6. But BethuneCookman scored their lone touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a six-yard scoring pass from Jackie Wilson to tight end Jordan Murphy. Murphy had three catches for 35 yards and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. TSU had two stalwarts on each side of the ball. Defensively, junior linebacker Nick Thrasher had 10 tackles, six of them solo. He led a defensive effort that limited Bethune-Cookman to only 260 total yards. Unfortunately, TSU only had

Tennessee State University QB Ronald Butler (#10) dives ahead in Sunday night’s game against Bethune-Cookman. TSU narrowly lost the John Merrtt Classic at LP Field 12-9, but their defense surrendered only one touchdown.

248. Butler completed 13 of 21 passes, but gained just 132 yards. He was sacked four times. “We were able to get downfield, but just didn’t execute in the red zone,” coach Reed said on the TSU website. “Ultimately, we didn’t score enough and that is what got us beat.” Tight end A.C. Leonard proved their most effective and versatile offensive weapon. He had a 31-yard run on a reverse, setting up TSU on their opponents’ side of the ball for the first time in the game. He led TSU receivers with five catches for 36 yards. Wide receiver

Devin Wilson had 36 yards in receptions. Running back Telvin Hooks gained 52 yards on 13 carries. The other problem was on-field discipline, an area where TSU had difficulties last season as well. The Tigers were called for eight penalties, several of them critical, costing them 70 yards. During Bethune-Cookman’s winning touchdown drive, an unsportsmanlike conduct call kept their offensive momentum alive. Then TSU suffered another unsportsmanlike call while on offense late in the fourth quarter. It erased a good gain and eventually forced TSU to punt

with only 2:16 remaining. The loss dimmed some of the crowd’s enthusiasm over the retirement of former star defensive end Richard Dent’s number. His 95 is the first number worn by any football player to be retired, and just the second in school history. The first was Dick “Skull” Barnett’s number 35 basketball jersey. During Dent’s TSU career, the Tigers won three Black College National Championships and he finished as the school’s all-time sacks leader (39). Dent went on to a spectacular, Super-Bowl winning career with the Chicago Bears, and is the first former TSU player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He did the coin flip honors for the start of the game. Tennessee State now goes on the road this week for a Saturday game against longtime rival Florida A&M, who opened its season with an impressive win over Mississippi Valley Sunday. The always anticipated Battle of the Bands will be renewed as the FAMU Marching 100 has been reinstated. More importantly, coach Reed hopes to discover some offensive energy and productivity. Sunday’s loss was the first time since 2010 that a TSU team failed to score a touchdown. Saturday’s game starts at 1 p.m.

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WOMENS TENNIS

Grammer says he’s confident that he can do the job Both the University of if nececessary. Tennessee Volunteers and “I think I did my job Middle Tennessee State (during Thursday’s game),” Blue Raiders won their Grammer said. “I needed opening games last week, to come in and execute and but there were different rekeep everyone going besponses to the final result. Tennessee rolled over cause Logan is such a great an outmanned Austin Peay leader. Logan and coach squad 45-0 Saturday in (Faulkner) got me ready, Knoxville, jumping ahead and I know there are weap42-0 by halftime and playons around me on offense ing reserves throughout UT tailback Rajion Neal to help out a lot.” the second half. Yet head played a big role in the Their next oppocoach Butch Jones wasn’t Volunteers season-opening 45-0 win over Austin Peay nent was defeated by the completely happy with the Saturday. performances of his secsixth-ranked South Caroond teamers. lina Gamecocks 27-10 last “The second half, we gia State. It was also UT’s Thursday. Grammer comhave to do better,” Jones first shutout since a 27-0 pleted seven of nine passes told the Knoxville News- win over MTSU in 2011. The Blue Raiders also for 61 yards and also had Sentinel. “Even though we made some changes, had a big opening win, a 10-yard touchdown run the standard and expecta- 45-24 over Western Caro- during his time on the field tion does not change. I talk lina, as they began their following Kilgore’s injury. to our players all the time first season in Conference Tennessee’s next oppoabout consistency and per- USA. But the win came at nent, Western Kentucky, formance. We have a lot of a high cost. Starting quar- has a new coach in Bobterback Logan Kilgore work to do.” by Petrino and won their That is no doubt true, was injured in the second but Austin Peay lacked half, and head coach Rick opener 35-26 over in-state the manpower or talent to Stockstill said over the rival Kentucky Saturday. provide much of a task. weekend he was unsure It was the second straight While UT was getting whether the team would year that Western has de30 first downs and rush- have Kilgore’s services feated their SEC state oping for 315 yards, Austin for the Sept. 7 road contest ponent, something that Peay managed only 11 first against North Carolina. certainly doesn’t sit well “Obviously, we pracdowns and 79 yards on with the Kentucky faithful. the ground. Justin Worley ticed today (Saturday) as if But they will be a huge completed 11 of 13 passes Logan won’t play,” Stockunderdog coming to Knoxfor 104 yards and three still told Gannett Tennestouchdowns in his time see. “I would say we would ville. The Volunteers know on the field. Rajion Neal wait and see as long as we they cannot afford to lose gained 141 yards rushing, need to on him, maybe all this type of home game, scored a touchdown and the way up to game time.” especially with back-toRedshirt freshman Aus- back road contests loomhad a long run of 47 yards. tin Grammer took most of The win was the ing against Top 25 teams school’s 800th. The at- the QB reps during the Sattendance was a surprising urday practice, followed Oregon and Florida. The 97,169, almost 10,000 more by freshman A.J. Erdely. Western Kentucky game than the total for last year’s Neither has Kilgore’s arm gets underway Saturday at home opener against Geor- strength or experience. But 11:21 a.m.

“I definitely think it was a high-quality Fourth-round matches match,” Williams told at major tennis tourna- the Los Angeles Times. ments, even the U.S. “I don’t think either of Open, are ordinarily not us had an overwhelming that big a deal. But Sun- amount of unforced erday’s was an exception, rors. We both came out as the world’s number today to play.” one ranked woman Ser“I thought I played ena Williams faced the good,” Stephens said. person many see as her “There were times I ultimate successor Sloane played really good tennis. Stephens. Stephens has I played pretty solid. But, I climbed the ladder to mean, obviously she’s No. number 15, and at 20 al- 1 in the world for a reason. ready possesses a 100- I thought she played really mph serve. She’s also one well herself.” of the few women to deThe final count saw feat Williams this season, Williams with 22 winners having upset her at the and 13 unforced errors. Australian Open. Stephens had 15 winners But experience reigned and 29 unforced errors. in their Sunday match, There have been stories with Williams winning and rumors about ten6-4, 6-1 before about sions between Williams 20,000 fans. It wasn’t and Stephens, but none of quite as lopsided as the that surfaced during this final score indicates, with match. Stephens did disStephens often displaying cuss the notion that she’s her formidable serves and the heir apparent to Wilforehands, and extend- liams. ing Williams throughout “Right now I’m carrythe first set, which lasted ing the little torch and I’m 52 minutes. Most of Wil- OK with that,” she said. liams’ entire matches “I embrace it for now.” haven’t taken that long “When I’m playing, I’m this season. not thinking about being Then Williams’ a star,” Williams added. zoomed in front during “I just want to play tenthe second set, and Ste- nis and I want to do rephens was never a fac- ally good at it still. It’s not tor. Once she held her about the stage for me or serve twice for a 4-1 lead, the ranking or the title, it’s Williams cruised to the just about getting that ball win, though both women in.” The Williams/Stephens agreed that it was a high match got far more attencaliber match.

UT, MTSU Win Openers Serena Outlasts Stephens By Ron Wynn

Coming Next Week The Titans hope to start a new season with a victory against longtime rival the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. Vanderbilt tries to bounce back from a tough opening loss against Austin Peay. UT, TSU and MTSU also have their second games. The Atlanta Braves look toward the playoffs, and the Nashville Predators begin thinking about preseason camp and the season ahead. Follow all these stories in next week’s Tennessee Tribune.

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tion than would normally be the case for a fourthrounder. It was shown on both ESPN 2 and CBS. It was also the best piece of news involving American players at the Open. The drought on the men’s side continued as Milwaukee’s Tim Symczek, a 25-yearold wild card, was defeated by Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-4, 4-6, 0-6, 6-3, 7-5. Smyczek was the last American male left in the tournament. His defeat ensures that no American man advanced to the fourth round in singles at the Open for the first time in tournament history. Williams is going for her 17th Grand Slam title. Her next opponent was Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. Navarro upset eight-seeded Angelique Kerber of German 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) Sunday. The win over Stephens improved her overall record this season to 64-4. It was their first meeting since the Stephens’ upset win during the Australian Open quarterfinals. She also dismissed any notions that there might be a letdown after the Stephens match. “Absolutely not, “Williams told the Detroit News. “I mean, I’ve been at this for a long time so for me in my career, there are no letdowns.”

2013 SCHEDULE At Pittsburgh Steelers At Houston Oilers San Diego Chargers New York Jets Kansas City Chiefs At Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers Bye At St. Louis Rams

Nov. 10 Nov. 14 Nov. 24 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Dec. 22 Dec. 29

Jacksonville Jaguars Indianapolis Colts At Oakland Raiders At Indianapolis Colts At Denver Broncos Arizona Cardinals At Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans


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RELIGION

Praise, Petition and Penance Through Prayer

By Rev. Jason Richard Curry, Ph.D. Dean of the Fisk Memorial Chapel

I enjoy reading about King David through the book of Psalms and in other places in the bible. King David had an appreciation for the arts. For example, he danced before the Lord (2 Samuel 6:14), and he played the harp (1 Samuel 16:23). He was a military genius who won many battles for Israel (2 Samuel 8:1). King David also loved God, and the entire book of Psalms eloquently captures his love and devotion to God during stressful and challenging times throughout his life. Some of us may know peo-

ple who shy away from God during strenuous and confusing times. In fact, some people go so far as to blame God for the “storms” of their lives as opposed to looking to God as a resource or help in the midst of these challenging storms. In my opinion, King David stands head and shoulders above many people who claimed to know and/or love God throughout salvation history because he knew that there was power in the presence, prominence and persistence of prayer. During extremely stressful and challenging times, 1) David praised God through prayer (e.g., “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Psalm 103:1), 2) David petitioned or asked God for something special through prayer (e.g., “Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.” Psalm 143:9), and 3) David repented or gave penance (asked for forgiveness) because of his sinful thoughts and deeds through prayer (e.g., “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm

51:10.) An active, vibrant and consistent prayer life seemed to be vital to King David’s spiritual, emotional and physical heath. In fact the psalms or songs about his prayer life continue to remain with us thousands of years after his death. David often used prayer to help him cope with the stress of war. Although most of us are not engaged in a physical conflict like our men in women in uniform who proudly service our country, we are often engaged in emotional wars (e.g., some people smile to keep from crying in their daily fight against depression or despair), psychological wars (e.g., many people “fight” to make healthy, rational choices in their diets or in their relationships) and spiritual wars (e.g., many people wrestle against the “powers” mentioned in Ephesians 6:12 and fight to avoid stealing or lying). The life of King David, a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22), tells us that prayer can help us win our daily battles. Let us continue to look to the Lord in prayer as we seeking to fulfill our calling(s) in this life.

What Do You Fear? Everyday Joy by Regina Prude

Regina M. Prude

“I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.” —Psalm 3:6, NIV How many fears should you have? I believe the number should be zero. According to WebMD, 19 million people in America experience phobias. A phobia is an intense, prevailing, irrational fear that leaves you powerless over your reactions. These extreme, life-altering feelings aren’t diminished by telling yourself your fears simply don’t

make sense. If all 19 million have two fears, the total number of fears is close to 40 million. That’s a long way from zero. One fear many experience is aerophobia, fear of flying. It can be triggered by real experiences, like severe turbulence, or imagined ones. Earlier this summer I needed to travel from Nashville to Memphis for a conference and hated the thought of a 3-hour drive. Then, I discovered SeaPort Airlines. I’ve been on jumbo jets but never anything as small as their fleet. Yet, it was a wonderful hassle-free experience that made my journey fantastic. Small plane, yes. Could I have reached out and tapped the pilot on the shoulder, sure. Boarding at the private airport in Memphis, a German traveler got on with a 2-liter Dr. Pepper. That’s how different it was. If there was ever a smidgeon of fear of flying small aircraft, it’s gone now. There is a natural purpose for fear when it protects us from danger. The problem today is

that people exist in perpetual fear; that’s not how God intended us to live. When we are fearful, where is our confidence in God? Trusting Him involves refusing to let fear impact how we respond to people or situations. God demands complete trust and dependence. There are 336 references to the word “fear” in the New International Version of the Bible, including stories of Biblical heroes melting in fear in the face of their enemies. Not so with David as he fled from his son, Absalom. David commences Psalm 3 counting his enemies, but he concludes, in verse 8, by affirming, “Real help comes from God.” (Message Bible) © Regina M. Prude, 2013 Regina is an inspirational speaker & author. Comments: regina@reginaprude. com or POB 58795, Nashville, TN 37205. Blog: www. reginaprude.com; Facebook: w w w.fa c e b o ok .c om /re g i naprude; Twitter: http://twitter.com/rprude.

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Christians and War in Syria

With the United States of having given orders to use chemical gas, bombs, divided on military action and his military to kill his in Syria what exactly is the own people who raised role of a Christian in situaup against him asking tions such as these? Some him to step down from say we should mind our own the country’s Presidency. business and take care of our The pictures and eviown problems, others say we dence of men, women, have a duty and a responsichildren, families, havbility to help those who are ing been killed and hurt in need and others have no while crying out for help idea or clue what’s going in a very public way has on anywhere. As Christians Elder “X” Lawson generated support for this is the time we defiantly these victims. It is underneed to be found in the posture of praying for our leaders. We should stood by many that the U.S. cannot be the be praying they make “just” fair and righ- world’s police; however, those Christians teous choices. If your un ware of why who hold positions of authority and power “Syria” and why now, we have learned have an opportunity to use the authority and known for some time the President of given unto them first by God and second Syria Bashar Hafez al-Assad is suspected by man to righteously help our fellow hu-

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man beings. We have a Christian leader in President Obama, we are not perfect and we do have problems of our own, but as our President prays for Godly wisdom, restraint, and to exercise his authority and power we should pray it’s done in a righteous way also with the tact to sending a message to those who seek to destroy human life simply because they themselves have the power and authority to do so. The Lord showed me this scripture, Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” So father God right now in the name of your son Jesus we ask you to continue to give wisdom to President Obama and all our political leaders who are dealing publicly, and directly with a country in Syria where the outcome of this

particular military action is going to have a great impact on the entire Middle East as well as the world. Lord we ask you to protect and cover our great nation now and years to come as we continue to “pursue perfection” and may this military action while not condoned by all your children be used to through your grace to “impact an imperfect world”. Lord we also ask that someone somewhere who had been worshipping some other God finds your son Jesus Christ through the thick and muddle of war, sorrow, pain, oppression realizing that yes, through your son Jesus Christ we are all meant to be free. Amen. 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. On Twitter @XuamLawson.

Gospel Powerhouse Mary D. Williams Performs Sept. 9 NASHVILLE, TN — Scarritt-Bennett Center is pleased to announce that inspirational vocalist Mary D. Williams will perform on September 9 at 7p.m. in historic Wightman Chapel as part of their 25th Anniversary Performance Series. Growing up the daughter of a gospel singer in Raleigh, NC, Mary is no stranger to the gospel scene. She lent her voice to the 2007 movie soundtrack Blood Done Sign My Name, a collection of African American spirituals ringing with determination and triumphs of the Freedom movement. “When you listen to Mary D. Wil-

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liams”, comments Professor Craig Werner, musicologist and chair of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,

“you’re hearing the voice of a great singer, but you’re also hearing the voices of the elders and the ancestors.” The event is part of Scarritt-Bennett’s Performance Series, which aims to raise awareness and funding for the historic facility and its community enhancement programs that focus on eradicating racism, crosscultural awareness, empowerment of women and spiritual renewal. For more information or tickets, visit http://www. scarrittbennett.org/programs/ps.aspx#cm or call (615) 340-7472.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY September 21

The 15th Avenue Church of Christ will have a clothing giveaway on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. It will be held in the fellowship hall of the church building located at 2129 15th Avenue North in Nashville. If you have any questions please call 259-2373 and ask for Julian Webster.


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National Hook Up of Black Women Honor Dennis

The National Hook Up of Black Women (NHBW) recently celebrated the community work of Dr. Ruth Dennis, and recognized former presidents, founders and members of the organization which celebrated its 38th Anniversary. l-r, Annie Pugh, Joan Pugh, Sherri McClellan Doyle, Jean Person, Rep. Brenda Gilmore, Honoree Dr. Ruth Dennis, Marilyn Bell, Nikki Murry, Juanita Murphy and Sharonese Henderson

l-r, Former Members of NHBW, Inez Crutchfield, Gladys Lawrence, Founders, Delores Nicholson, Founders, Nerline Hampton, Edna Lockridge and Dominique Miller, former members

l-r, Honoree Dr. Ruth Dennis, Founder of NHBW, Mary Hill, Former President, Rep. Brenda Gilmore and Sharonese Henderson, Members of NHBW

l-r, Founders and Former Presidents: Inez Crutchfield, Gladys Lawrence, Delores Nicholson, Dr. Mary Alice Ridley, and Honoree Dr. Ruth Dennis

l-r, New Members of NHBW Nikki Murry, Marilyn Bell, Jean Person and She’rri McClellan Doyle

l-r, Members Brenda Gilmore, Joan Pugh, Annie Pugh, Marilyn Bell and Sharonese Henderson

l-r, Rep. Brenda Gilmore, members of NHBW, Former Members and Founders of NHBW, Inc., Inez Crutchfield, Gladys Lawrence, Delores Nicholson, DR Mary Alice Ridley, Honoree Dr. Ruth Dennis and Sharonese Henderson

l-r, Rep. Brenda Gilmore, Honoree Dr. Ruth Dennis and Annie Pugh

Dr. Bobby Jones Set To Celebrate 75th Birthday

Dr. Bobby Jones, the Ambassador of Gospel, is set to celebrate his 75th Birthday on Sunday September 15 in Nashville! The event will be hosted by Grammy & Stellar Award winning Gospel artist Vicki Winans, of the legendary Winans Family and the guest of honor, Dr. Bobby Jones. Dr. Jones is recognized internationally as a legend and icon. And, he boasts the longest running Gospel franchise on television, with a longstanding brand that is synonymous with “great Gospel music”; Bobby Jones’ Gospel show on BET Net-

works. The Pre-Show will start at 4:30pm showcasing some Nashville’s elite, independent artists. The Birthday Celebration will begin at 5:30pm with live entertainment and will include several tributes to Dr. Jones by celebrities, BET executives, friends and colleagues, followed by a VIP Meet & Greet Reception immediately following. Confirmed notable Gospel and R&B artists appearing at this AllStar Celebration include Vickie Winans, Lalah Hathaway, Beverly Crawford, The Williams Brothers, Jason & Paula Champion, Earnest

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Pugh and The Nashville Super Choir, along with other notable celebrities and local politicians. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bjonesmusicmatinee.com

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