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DSC to shoot fireworks Sept. 1st The City of Dyer Board of Mayor and Alderpersons met in regular session Monday, August 13. Those present were Mayor Walton Thompson; Alderpersons Judy Baker, Bitsy Gilliland, Nathan Reed, Chris Younger, Roger Gray, and Marilyn Williamson. Alderpersons Amanda Callins and Robert Johnson were absent. Attorney Jennifer Deen was also present. In the visitor’s section, Burt Hooper spoke on behalf of the Dyer Station Committee. Hooper asked permission of the board to allow the Dyer Station Committee to shoot fireworks on the evening of September 1st at the recreation park. The fireworks had already been purchased, but due to the “burn ban� fireworks were prohibited from being shot on July 4th. The council voted to allow the Dyer Station Committee to shoot fireworks on the evening of September 1st at the City Park, unless there is another burn ban. Ann Hunt addressed the see page 3

South’s oldest GC Fair opens Monday Theme: ‘A Red, White & Blue Af-fair,’ honors veterans BY DANNY JONES, THE GAZETTE Opening ceremonies for the 157th annual Gibson County Fair will be at 6 p.m. Monday, August 27. The fair will continue through Saturday, September 1. Organized through a Legislative Act in 1855 that encouraged counties in Tennessee to hold annual county agricultural fairs, the fair is the oldest continuous running fair in the South. This year’s theme is “A Red, White & Blue Ribbon Af-FAIR,’ honoring veterans of Gibson County and will feature such events as Myers International Midways Carnival, Pope’s Concessions, Navy Band, a petting zoo, shows and sales, revues, bull riding, mud bog races, a truck and tractor show, to name a few, plus some new events this year. The fair has been held annually since its beginning with the exception of the Civil War years and the first years of reconstruction. In 1869, it started up again and see page 3

Charlie C. Berry bridge undergoing repairs BY MICHAEL ENOCHS The Charlie C. Berry Bridge in Dyer is currently going under construction with one-lane traffic across the bridge. According to Matt Thomson, of Thomson and Thomson Construction Company, the company working on the job, the one lane traffic will last until the repair work on the bridge is complete. The project is expected to run to completion at the end of May 2013. Thomsom stated that there were isolated areas of deteriorated concrete on the bridge. The company will remove bad sections and replace them, both on the top and under the bridge. Two sets of traffic lights are in place on either end of the bridge to regulate the onelane traffic. The maximum wait while the lights are red is two minutes.

HAPPY TO BE HOME – Happy to be back home, a group of returning soldiers from all across Gibson County join arm in arm for a picture at the Armory in Trenton. They are (from left) SPC Jeremy Smith (Bradford), SPC Wesley Duncan (Humboldt), SPC Jackson ‘Brice’ Leach (Rutherford), SPC Hollis ‘Hunter’ Cotham (Trenton) and SPC Tyler Laster (Dyer). (photo by Lori Cathey)

230th Engineering Battalion welcomed home Sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, grateful friends and family filled the parking lot of the National Guard Armory in Trenton last week, eagerly anticipating the homecoming of the 230th Engineer Battalion. The roadside was lined on both sides of the street with American flags. Signs were displayed welcoming home family members after a yearlong deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 160 soldiers from Trenton’s 230th arrived at the National Guard Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna, Tenn. August 14 before bussing home to Trenton. The caravan was escorted all the way from Smyrna to the Armory by Gibson County Sheriff’s department vehicles. They arrived in Trenton at 5:45. The caravan drove through town, circling around the courthouse and then drove out to the Armory. People came out in droves to show their support and welcome home

the troops. Businesses put up welcome home signs and American flags were waving everywhere. After unloading three buses at the Armory, the soldiers spent about 30 minutes with their loved ones before the company commanders called the men and women back together into formation for brief remarks. “Some of you sent boys and girls, but you’re getting back men and women,� one of the officers told the families. “I know the sacrifices that you have endured at home,� another commanding officer said. “My hat’s off to y’all. You are the reason that we do what we do.� Each town showed their support for the troops as they made their way to their hometowns. Dyer, Rutherford and Kenton showed their support and welcomed them home by displaying American flags and welcome home signs. Yellow ribbons were tied around a few oak trees.

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Yorkville holds 19th annual Washer Pichin’ Contest Saturday The 19th Annual International Washer Pitchin’ Contest was held Saturday, August 18th. The Yorkville Fire Department fundraising event was a big success, according to Fire Chief Jon Murray. Even though the turnout was down, they still took in over $10,000 with a net of $7,000 after expenses. The event was held at the Yorkville Park. On Friday night a Fish Fry was held at the Community Center building. The winners of the juniors competition were first place Nolan Hopper, second place Allie Hopper, third

place Caleb Poole and fourth place Austin McAlpin. The singles competion winners were first place Corey Mays second place Dick Tinkle, third place Lester Barger and fourth place Tony Pruitt. The doubles team winners were first place Dale Shelby and Randy Vinyard, second place Jeff Sears and Andy Gregmyer, third place Mickey Mooney and Jimmy Emerson, and fourth place Tristen and Seth Melton. Trophies were awarded to first, second and third place in all divisions.

SINGLES CONTEST WINNERS - The winners in the Yorkville Washer Pitchin’ contest held last Saturday are (from left) Dick Tinkle-second place, Corey May-first place and Tony Pruitt. The third place winner is Lester Barger-not pictured. (photo by Gina Hudgins)



GCSD board retains Barron as attorney BY CRYSTAL BURNS With four applicants in the pool, the Gibson County Special School District Board of Education voted August 9th to retain Bill Barron as its attorney. The board received applications from Jennifer Deen, Chuck Purcell, and Dave Thomas in addition to Mr. Barron’s application. Greg Morris, board member from District 3, made a motion to elect Barron or Deen since both are local attorneys. Steven Tate, District 5 Trustee, said Deen is an attorney with Bradley Owens, a business partner and close friend of Tate’s. The board voted 5-1 to retain Barron with Tate abstaining from the vote. Charles Scott, District 7 Trustee, voted for Deen. The school board will require Barron to attend all board meetings and work sessions on request. “Mr. Barron has served the district well in his capacity see page 2




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Insight & Opinion Crime rates increasing in small towns

Clayburn Peeples reports: Crime doesn’t pay! We’ve known that phrase since childhood, though I’ve heard plenty of people over the years suggest that it seems to do so for some people. At any rate, regardless of whether it pays or not it sure does cost. In the case of serious crime, costs are staggering, both in direct, countable damage and intangible losses as well. This is particularly worrisome to those of us who live in small towns (under 10,000 population) because according to the FBI, it’s those towns that had the highest increase in violent crime last year, an acceleration of a trend first noticed about five years ago. What makes this

phenomenon particularly vexing is that it is counter to what is going on in the rest of the country. Overall, crime is on the decline in America. Last year, for example, violent crime fell, across the board, across the country, in every demographic area, except for small towns. Murder, the penultimate violent crime, was down 2 percent across the country, but it increased by a whopping 18-percent in small towns. (Locally, we had a record number of murder cases last year.) For the rest of the country it was the fifth straight year of declining violent crime rates, but here in small town America, violent crime is surging.

Property crimes are also decreasing across the country, and while no one knows why, theories abound. Those who work in law enforcement point to better policing and higher incarceration rates, and while there is no question that law enforcement agencies are more professional, on average, than ever before, that has not, historically, translated directly into lowered crime rates. Other factors have had much more of an influence. It is also true the record numbers of men and women are behind bars in America today, a significant percentage of them violent criminals. In Tennessee, for example, one out of five prison inmates is there

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for some sort of homicide. Another 15-percent are there for rape. Seventeen percent are there on felony drug charges. They obviously can’t prey on society at large while imprisoned. But most experts believe increased incarceration rates to be a small factor. Others point out that our population is aging, and that as people get older they tend to commit fewer crimes. There’s truth to that too. At some point young men get too old to outrun the police, and they sometimes even get smart enough to know better than to commit stupid crimes. So the “maturing” of America may be reducing our crime rate. There are a record number of immigrants in the country today, and while that makes some people nervous for all sorts of reasons, immigrant communities in America have historically had lower crime rates than the country at large, so their presence could be a factor as well. Then there is the economy. Nearly every week someone asks me if our weakened economy has caused crime rates to spike. The answer is no; crime rates tend to go down when the economy gets worse, and higher when it gets better. Take car thefts; they were down last year by 13.1-percent last year, a stunning drop until you consider the corresponding drop in new car sales. You mean they are related? Seems they are. Back during the Depression, some guy came up with the theory that you could predict the number of motor vehicles that were going to be stolen

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economy, bars and clubs have been going out of business throughout the land, and that may be a factor behind lower violent crime rates, and it probably is. Then there is the subject nobody talks about publically, the “culture” thing. If you live in one of the “better” zip codes, crime probably hasn’t affected your life much at all, at least in your neighborhood, because crime rates, in such places, are still pretty much what they were in the 1960’s. One of the reasons seldom mentioned for this is that people in those zip codes still adhere to antiquated practices such as getting married before they have babies, and men who don’t support their children are scorned. Have I ever mentioned that over the last 40 years I’ve only seen a handful, and a very small one at that, of criminals in court who have a wife and children that they live with? There are men in court every week who beg to get out of jail so they can begin to care for their families, but practically none who were doing so when they got into trouble. So does that mean that a policy of supporting, encouraging and rewarding marriage and the family would be a good way to directly reduce crime rates? Of course it does. Don’t we all know that, even in small town America where everybody shares the same, increasingly dangerous, zip code? I suspect we do. We just pretend we’re unaware.

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budget, record deficits and debt and no net benefits; it’s good to know someone has a plan, a mission and is committed to more than just the next election. No plan; no direction and reckless action; has led nowhere. If anyone has seen, felt or experienced a path to recovery in the last 42 months, please let me in on it, because I missed it. If it happened, the recovery was obviously not transparent or newsworthy. There truly are two very different paths to choose from. One chooses The Constitution as the roadmap. Most of us have heard of it; it’s concise, understandable and easily obtainable in printed English versions and other translations. The other path is a maze of growing volumes of government laws, codes, mandates and regulations transcribed into legalese requiring bureaucratic interpretations to keep our incompetence from violating political correctness and government morality that dictate propriety; social birthrights and entitlements, unity through conformity, protection by subjection and security through obscurity. Should we choose a clear, well traveled path or blindly follow another course illuminated only by words and speeches; dimmed by social agendas that are forgotten after elections? This may be our last opportunity to choose a path for an American future. Choose wisely. Tom Beasley Dyer, TN

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Thousands of residents see voting precinct BY STEVE SHORT Gibson Co. election officials said last week they were not sure exactly how many residents are changing voting precincts for the Nov. 6 election, but the number was estimated to be in the “thousands.” Because of population shifts, county district boundaries were redrawn to be in compliance with state guidelines. Some voting precincts were also closed. As a result, some residents changed voting precincts. The Medina area in the south county saw a large population increase, while other areas on the west side of the county saw a decline. The county now has 28 voting precincts, down from 40 in years past. Residents who had to change voting places were notified by the Election Commission and mailed new voting cards several months ago, said Election Commission Administrator Molly Bailey. But she said the exact number of residents was not known. “Every district had to change; Medina took a huge

change,” said Ms. Bailey. “The number of people was in the thousands. We closed some polling places. We really haven’t gotten a lot of negative reaction. Several people have called to make sure about their new place and where they should go. Overall, we have had very few phone calls.” State law requires residents to vote in the county district where they reside. Ms. Bailey said city ward lines were not affected by county redistricting. “Cities didn’t change,” she said. “The cities (wards) used to follow the county lines, but the ward lines stayed the same. People who live in a ward all vote during a city election in one ward. Now you might have one (county) district that has two wards.” Residents will only vote at one precinct, unless they reside in one area and own property in another, said Bailey. Property owners can vote in multiple districts where they live and where they own property. “If people are complaining about a polling place call us,

or if they’re not sure about district lines they can come by and look at the map,” said Bailey. “We’ll help them in any way we can. If you’re not sure about your registration or address or not sure where you vote or have any questions at all call us. Call about any address updates before November. That would help us so much; it would save time so we can be sure you’re at the right spot and have your name in the books.” The Election Commission phone is 731.855.7669. The deadline for registering to vote in the November 6 election is October 8. A person moving from one county to another needs a new registration. A person buying property in another city can bring a deed, register at the Election Commission and vote in the city elections. “We have quite a lot of people who live out in the county and own property inside the city,” said Bailey. “Those people have two places to vote, the place where they live and that city where they own property.”

DSC to shoot fireworks from page 1 board and informed that kids are playing in the street on Walnut Street and Central Street. Hunt is afraid that one of the children will be hurt by oncoming traffic. Hunt advised that these children are out playing in the street as late as 3 a.m. She doesn’t want to see a child injured. In the mayor’s report, Mayor Sam Thompson asked Deen to open and read aloud the bids for property located at 295 Hull Street. The bids were as follows: Jerry and Cathy Hubble put in a bid for $687. A motion was made by Baker, and seconded by Younger to accept all bids for 295 Hull Street. The council approved the measure. A motion was made by Baker and seconded by Younger to award the bid for the sale of property located at 295 Hull Street to Jerry and Cathy Hubble for $687. The board approved the measure. The board also approved awarding the surplus Z Trac mower bid to John McElrath for $630. In department reports, Fire Chief Roger Worrell commended the medical first responders for their work. They recently had three separate calls at the same time and had to help the medical helicopter land. They were successful at answering all of the calls and landing the helicopter. Worrell stated that these individuals are to be commended for being able to handle all of this at the same time. Chief Worrell informed the board that he would like authorization to purchase 10 pagers at a cost of $353. This is approximately a $20 discount per pager and is a budgeted item. The board approved the purchase.

Baker thanked the Fire Department for putting out the American Flags on Main Street in support of the local troops returning home from war. In the Finance and Administration department report, City Recorder Jason Griggs informed the board that Municipal Clerk Tracy Taylor recently celebrated her fifth anniversary as an employee of the City of Dyer. Griggs stated that Taylor was a competent employee and that he could not do his duties as Recorder without Taylor being a great employee. In the Water and Sewer Department report, wastewater supervisor William Caton advised that he needed to purchase a barrel of polymer for the new DeWatering Sludge Box. The polymer will cost $697. The board approved the purchase of a barrel of polymer. Caton advised that the manhole at the industrial park is in really bad condition and needs to be repaired. $25,000 was budgeted for manhole repairs in this year’s budget. JMR Utilities will be working in the area and can do the needed repairs for $4,921. A motion was made by Reed seconded by Baker to approve up to $5,000 for sewer rehab at the industrial park. The board approved the measure. Caton further advised that the city needs to purchase hand rails and grating for the bridges that go across the oxidation ditch at the sewer plant. Severn Trent removed the handrails and grating when they were the contractor in charge of the utility plants. These

need to be replaced for the employees’ safety. Newbern Machine and Welding can do this work for $3,550. A motion was made by Reed, seconded by Baker to approve up to $4,000 for new handrails and grating at the wastewater plant, and the board approved the measure. Caton advised that Bishop and Associates will facilitate the city’s annual hydrant testing beginning the week of August 27th. As part of the contract with Bishop and Associates, they will supply the labor to repair any hydrants as long as the city purchases the parts. There are several hydrants in need of repair. An inventory will be conducted of all hydrants in need of repair and Caton will get estimates for the parts to repair the hydrants. In the Park Committee Report, a motion was made by Gilliland and seconded by Baker to allow Higdon Electric to install new receptacles at the city park at a cost of $3,650. The board approved the measure. A motion was made by Gilliland and seconded by Gray to give the Dyer Volunteer League the budgeted donation of $500 to help with the construction of batting cages at the park. The board approved the measure. Deen updated the board regarding the property located at 248 Lee Street. The board wants Deen to investigate and find out who the current owner of the property is before deciding how to proceed with this property.

BRIDGE REPAIR - The Charlie C. Berry bridge on South Main Street in Dyer is undergoing repairs. Each lane of the bridge will be repaired separately. Traffic is reduced to one lane and the wait is no more than two minutes. The repairs will take until May of 2013.

GCSD board retains from page 1 as school board attorney,” said Eddie Pruett, Director of Schools. “Anytime I have needed legal advice he has been quick, knowledgeable, and efficient in his service. I look forward to working with him throughout the school year.” FEMA retrofit update Terry Cunningham, GCSD Finance Director, updated the board on the current status of the Safe Room Retrofit projects that have been approved by FEMA. Yorkville School was awarded a 1,145 sq. ft. safe room that will serve 227 students, staff, and community members. The approved contract date is June 13, 2012 through June 12, 2015. Total amount approved is $474,534. FEMA will pay $335,901, and the state will pick up $59,316 leaving the school district with a $59,317 bill. Cunningham said the work will be done next summer to limit disruptions at the school. Dyer School also received funding for a 2,055 sq. ft. safe area in the elementary building that will serve 408 students, teachers, and community members. The junior high building will retrofit two corridors for a total of 1,530 sq. ft. to serve 303 students, teachers, and community members. Approved contract date is July 24, 2012-July 23,2015. Project total is $1,457,371. FEMA will pay $1,093,028, and the state will chip in $182,171 leaving the school district to pay $182,172.

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Cunningham said it’s unusual for one school district to receive approval for two retrofit projects. He asked the board to make its decision on proceeding with the grants at the September board meeting and noted that the projects are not in the budget. The board accepted JC Educational’s bid of $18,299.66 for furniture needs across the district. At the district’s June 21st school board meeting, the board tabled any action on furniture bids because of a disagreement about whether GCSD should foot the bill for furniture for two classrooms and a conference room at Kenton School. At the August meeting, Cunningham said the Kenton Special School District would purchase furniture for Kenton this school year. The board also approved spending $44,000 for a computer program called

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derived from the fair is used for the improvement of the grounds, facilities and in furthering agriculture and home economics. The board appreciates the cooperation and support of the Gibson County Commission, private businesses and volunteers who have helped in numerous ways for the betterment of the fair. For more information, see the fair’s website at www.

has been held every year since. The fairgrounds have been at the present location, Manufacturers’ Row, since 1966. The fair is a non-profit organization operating under a charter from the State of Tennessee. It operates under the direction of the officers and directors of the association, headed by Will Lowery, president, all interested in seeing it continue to grow. Any profit

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FIRST PLACE DOUBLES - The first place winners in the Yorkville Washer Pitchin’ doubles contest were Randy Vinyard and Dale Shelby. The awards were presented by Bubba Marbrey (left) and Jon Murray (right) NEW STATE FLAG - State Representative Curtis Halford presented a new Tennessee state flag to the town of Yorkville during the washer pitchin’ contest. Accepting the flag are Yorkville Mayor Bubba Higdon, and councilmen Hollis Hanks and Mack Zarecor.

SECOND PLACE DOUBLES - The second place winners in the Yorkville Washer Pitchin’ doubles contest were Andy Grobmyer and Jeff Sears. The awards were presented by Bubba Marbrey (left) and Jon Murray (right)

JUNIORS WINNERS The first place winner in the juniors competition was Nolan Hopper. Second place winner was Ally Hopper. Third place winner Caleb Poole and fourth place winner Austin McAlpin are not pictured. ( Washer Pitchin’ photos by Gina Hudgins)

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THIRD PLACE DOUBLES - The third place winners in the Yorkville Washer Pitchin’ doubles contest were Mickey Mooney and Jimmy Emerson. The awards were presented by Bubba Marbrey (left) and Jon Murray (right)

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT DONATES VEHICLE - The GC Sheriff’s Department donated an SUV to the Yorkville Volunteer Fire Department. Deputies Cody Childress and Roger Gray presented Fire Chief Jon Murray with the keys to the vehicle during the Yorkville Washer Pitchin’ Contest.


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“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing (Zephaniah 3:17) “I’m so very thankful for a God of mercy who loves me so much that He wrote me sixty-six beautiful love letters thousands of years before I was ever born and today, during my short season of life on this earth, I can read them and t rust that His promises and “yay and amen!� Pastor Davidson preached today out of the tabernacle chronicles in Exodus 25:18-22. So many people skip over those things when reading the Word. I too have been guilty in the past. But I have come to realize that God can speak miraculous revelations into my in the past. But I have come to realize that God can speak miraculous revelations into my spirit whenever I practice patience and read through these kinds of things. Even in the begat portions of the Bible, there is something that God means for us to see. If it weren’t important to God, He would not have preserved these writings for us for all these years. In the scripture reference, God tells Moses to make a mercy seat of Pure gold. He also tells him to make two cherubim of gold and to place on each end of the mercy seat. These cherubims were to be placed in such a way that their wings would spread over the mercy seat and cover it and their faces would look toward each other and down at the mercy seat. God told Moses that the mercy seat would be placed “above the ark.� God then told Moses that

the mercy seat would be the place He would meet with Moses. God said He would commune with Moses from the mercy seat. I’m so thankful that God communes with me from the mercy seat and not the judgment seat each day. I’m just like every other human in the world in that I have my inner struggles that no one sees. I am attacked by the same devil that every Christian is, maybe not the same demon but the same evil commander that sends your demons after you sends some equally evil ones after me too. Addiction, anger, self-pity, bitterness, depression, and jealousy‌we all have had our seasons with every one of them and many more that I didn’t mention. But I don’t think there’s anything quite like that old demon of judgment – that one demon that heaps upon us mounds and mounds of self-condemnation to smother the life out of us. Yes. Some day we will stand before the judgment seat of Jesus. But while we are walking through this journey here on earth, we are not meant to constantly stand in judgment of ourselves. The Bible says that God said He would commune with us at the mercy seat. When we are condemning ourselves, we are walking in agreement with the devil, otherwise known as the “accuser of the brethrenâ€? who wears out the saints of the most high – and in so doing are out of God’s perfect will. Satan wears out the saints of the most high – and in so doing are out of God’s perfect will. Satan whispers lies into our minds today the same way he did to Eve in the garden in the beginning.

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Many are inclined to believe that Eve entered into a conversation with a snake. That’s just another way for Satan to blind peoples’ eyes to God’s truths. The snake was a result of the curse that Eve’s sin brought on. But how did Satan appear to her? How did he get her to talk? He whispered a lie into her mind, that’s how. And just like you and I do, she began to listen to him – to entertain him. Maybe he whispered into her mind. Hey Eve. You’re not good enough. Hey Eve, Adam thinks you’re a dimwitted idiot. Want to show him how smart you? Hey Eve, God’s holding out on you. Yes. That’s right Eve. God’s a liar. He told you not to eat because He knows that you’ll become enlightened. Yes Eve, God’s withholding something that’s rightfully yours!� Genesis tells us that Satan was more subtle than any beast in the field. Every move Satan makes is graceful and subtle. And sometimes we get drawn in by his voice‌because we are convinced that it’s ours and that something really wrong with us. We can only get victory over Satan’s lies and get out of self condemnation when we begin to look at ourselves aas the as the Bible tells us God looks at us. He communes with us from the mercy seat. That means we are the apple of His eye and that he loves us even when our human sinful tendencies get the best of us. He forgives when we repent. He loves us no matter what. If I had to face the judgment seat without the mercy seat, I’d burn in ten thousand eternal hells! Glory be to God on high who sits on Heaven’s mercy seat! Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength this week. Be people of prayer and pray for the addict in your family or on your street or on your block. They don’t really want to be that way, no matter what it may seem like. Their spirit cries out to God when they’re all alone with their demons. And put on your rose-colored glasses and try looking at everything through the eyes of faith – your outlook will be amazing. God bless.

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The weather is getting more seasonal, maybe this will give the old air conditioner a break, which in turn will help our bank account. Bro. Jason preached on “Holiness Problems’ from Nehemiah 13:15-22 Sunday morning. Sunday evening we had a study on “Christian Response to Homosexuality.� It was good to see Tommie Sue Keathley back in Sunday school. My class is made up of the older women in church. We are all dedicated on being there. Sometimes our bodies

NEBO CHURCH OF CHRIST HOMECOMING Nebo Church of Christ invites you to hear Brad Brewer August 26th – 29th at their Homecoming and Gospel Meeting. Sunday Bible study is at 10 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. A fellowship meal will be held at12 noon. The Gospel Singing will begin at 1:30 p.m. with worship services at 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly. Bring a Bible and a friend. PAGE OMITTED FROM FAIR TAB The Adult Division Crops was inadvertently left out of the Gibson County Fair tabloid. “We are having Adult Crops this year,� a spokesperson said. “The lot numbers can be found at the following address:http://gibsoncountyfair. org/rules.html,� she added. BIRTH CHOICE ‘WALK FOR LIFE’ Birth Choice will be hosting their annual ‘Walk for Life’ in Gibson County on Saturday, September 15th. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 9 at the Milan City Park. To pick up your walk form or get more information you may contact the office at 731-855-2900 or visit our website at

The Grapevine By Sarah Skinner We had a wonderful day at St. Paul Sunday beginning with Sunday school. Minister Timmy White taught the adult class and Nannie Taylor taught the children’s class. The teenagers joined the adults. Pastor Willie Pounds delivered the morning message. His topic, “What is the secret on how not to be controlled by sin,� was found in James 1:13-15and other scriptures. The youth department had the devotion and provided the music. Special selection was, “Stir up the Gift.� Jasmine Pitts was the worship leader. Pastor Pounds was the speaker at St. Luke M.B. Church in Ripley last week, Wednesday through Friday, in their revival. Ronald Banks, Nannie Taylor, Josie Johnson, and Geraldine Grice attended on Wednesday night. Minister Jasmin Williams attended on Thursday night, and the mass choir attended on Friday night and provided the music. The mass choir provided the music at Beech Grove M.B. Church in Bradford in their revival on Thursday night. On the second Sunday in this month, Rev. Michelle Skinner delivered a wonderful message at St. Paul. Hr topic, “Don’t Be Afraid,� was found in 2 Timothy 1:7. The St. Paul male chorus provided the music. We had several visitors including Mrs. Peggy Ray and daughter Libby Simpson, Mrs. Marilyn Bradford, Kristie Johnson and her friend Randy Randle of Georgia. We are always glad to have visitors and we welcome them back. Kristie Johnson came and spent the weekend with her Mom, Josie Johnson and other family members and to get her two little boys who have been spending the summer with their grandmother. They had to go home so they could start back to school. They enjoyed being in Kenton. District 2 & 7 and 7! Masonic Lodges and Eastern Star Chapters held a Scholarship Banquet August 11, 2012, at the National Guard Armory in Humboldt. Rev. Michelle Skinner was the

GC UTILITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Gibson County Utility District Board of Commissioners August meeting will be on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office. DAVY CROCKETT DAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee and Rutherford Area ACTION club will meet on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rutherford City Hall to make plans for the 45th Annual Davy Crockett Days. We need your help with planning and organizing this year’s festival. If you are interested in helping, please attend. NEBO CHURCH OF CHRIST HOMECOMING Nebo Church of Christ invites you to hear Brad Brewer August 26th – 29th at their homecoming and gospel meeting. Sunday Bible study is at 10 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. A fellowship meal will be held at 12 noon. The Gospels singing will begin at 1:30 p.m. with worship services at 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly. Bring a Bible and a friend.

Golden Agers By Alice Ernest Wednesday, August 15 was meeting day for the 25 Golden Agers who assembled, including Ms. Gladys Etheridge, who has been visiting her son and his wife for months, Katie and Tyree White, who had been unable to attend for several months, and Jane Forsythe, who had knee replacement surgery only a few weeks ago. Lori Horner and Kim Baker from CareAll in Rutherford checked everyone’s blood pressure. President Jerry Legg led the group in claiming God’s blessings for the food and prayed for those who had been ill or who had been injured in an accident. These in the accident included Jacqueline Summers and her granddaughter Caleigh Patterson, and Mrs. Adams. Remembered in prayer also were Danny Morgan, Ruth Alexander, Barbara Watson, and iona Barron. Sympathy was also extended to the families of two young men who were killed in another accident during the previous week,

David Moore and Leslie Pillow. With Shirley Shull leading and Anne Thompson accompanying, the group sang “Whosoever Meaneth Me� and Count Your Blessings.� Jean Baker sang a solo a cappella, “He Paid a Debt I Could Not Pay.� Michael Barnett brought his devotional from Galatians 2:11-21, in which Paul recounted how he upbraided Peter to his face in Antioch because Peter made a point to follow the Jewish law when the Jews were around. Paul realized that the Gentiles were getting the wrong message that the law was a part of salvation, but actually salvation has nothing to do with rituals, but is grace freely given to anyone who comes to Christ. As Paul said in verse 21, “,,,if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing.� In interpreting verse 20 Adrian Rogers revealed, “I am the visible part of the invisible Christ; He is the invisible part of the visible me.�

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speaker and the New Victory Male Chorus provided the music. The Spiritual Gifts of Humboldt sang a beautiful selection also. The banquet was a great success and we thank all of the friends from Jackson, Humboldt, McKenzie, Dyer, Rutherford, Kenton and Trenton for helping to make it a success. We also thank Bro. Floyd Brown, Jr. and the scholarship committee for doing a great job. Those having birthdays this week are: Paige White, Lenny Banks, Dr. Denny Banks, Jade Simpson, and Vivian Moore. We wish them happy birthday. Charlie L. White was a patient at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City recently. He was able to attend Sunday and church service Sunday, and we thank God for that. Love and sympathy is extended to the families of Mr. Wayne Grant of Kenton, and Mr. Jerald Doaks of Trenton. Please remember their families in your prayers. Prayer list: William Edmonds, L.M. Bardwell, John Mitchell, John Mays, Rev. John Brooks, Martha Simpson, Josie Johnson, Mary L. Mays, Robin Glisson, Rev/ Henry Banks, Cathy Bailey, Donovan Banks, Barbara White, Preston White and Geraldine Grice. Cathy Bailey. Donovan Banks, Barbara White, Preston White and Geraldine Grice. Cathy Bailey, Harriette Alford and I attended the field show of the GCHS band Thursday night along with many others. We really enjoyed the show. God bless and have a good week.

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Cloras Chapel Cloras Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church has been on a roll this month. August has been a busy time of the year for us, but that’s okay because an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. We want to stay busy for the Lord. The past week was filled with classes, bible study, meetings, and choir practices. It was all for the good. Sunday was great! We had a wonderful Sunday school. Teachers were Elder Bush McNeil, Evangelist Heather Myles, and Sister Peggy Bonds. We had a large group of children and adults. God is truly blessing. Morning service was very spiritual and enlightening. Minister Kim Jackson brought the morning message titled, “What are You Talking About?� When we have problems with others, go to them and get the straight of it. You will more often find that what you hear is far from the truth. The Sanctuary choir sang really well and the praise team was awesome too. We just had a good time praising God. We were blessed to have Rev. Ronald Bowers and wife Felecia as our morning visitors. Of course, they were just coming home! We are so thankful that God is truly keeping and blessing the Bowers’ family. Please keep them lifted up in prayer. We had a wonderful service at Dyer Church of God Sunday afternoon. We were fed a delicious meal and the Holy Spirit, too! Pastor Myles brought the message titled,

By Robin McNeil “Why are you an Usher?� This was an usher day program and it was great! The male chorus sang out of their hearts and we are so proud of them. Monday night the Sanctuary Choir along with others will travel to Beech Grove, Rutherford to be in revival with them. We are looking forward to a good time. Sunday will be our homecoming. We will have regular morning service and our afternoon guest will be Rev. Ivey Jamison and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church from Lexington, TN. Dinner will be served and the spirit will be high. Come one, come all, and let us worship the Lord together. The following Monday, August 27, we will journey to Mt. Tabor Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Jackson, TN for their revival. Services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1st Cloras Chapel will be having a rib sale and bake sale at the church. A slab of ribs is $10.00. The cook is Bush and he is the best. Sales will begin around 10 a.m. We are planning a missionary and youth trip to Memphis. We will visit the Civil Rights Museum and St. Jude Research Children’s Hospital. Proceeds will go to our youth. Everyone please drop by and support our youth. Cloras Chapel says: God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Have a good week!











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Kenton Wayne Houston Grant, 72, of 3315 Forks River Road, Kenton, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis five months after an accident on his farm. Wayne graduated from the University of Tennesee at Knowville with a degree in accounting. He was employed by Ernst and Ernst Accounting firm (now Ernst and Young) and ALCOA before pursuing his dream of owning his own farm. He bought his first farm in Sevier County, Tennessee in 1968. He moved with his wife and three small children to their farm in Obion County in 1973. Wayne fulfilled another dream in recent years - he farmed alongside his son, David. In his free time, Wayne enjoyed woodworking projects and restored antique cars. Mr. Grant served on the five-year planning committee for First Baptist Church of Kenton, the Obion County Soil Conservation Board, Mud Creek Watershed Board, and is a past president of the Kenton Special School District. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anne C. Grant; his son, David Grant, of Rutherford, TN; his daughter Holly Xenios, of Dallas, Texas; and his daughter, Christy Grant Kobes, of Spartanburg, SC. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Sylvia, his brother Scott Grant and his step-mother, Bernice Grant all of Maryville; and brother, John Grant of Florida. He has four grandsons, Grant and Peter Sam Kobes and Yiannis and Zach Xenios and one granddaughter, Claire Kobes. The family received friends Friday evening, August 16, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Kenton. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 18 at FBC-Kenton. Karnes and Son Funeral Home of Kenton was in charge of the services.


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preached from Habakkuk 1:1-17 Sunday night. The title was “Keeper of the Church.� Our best wishes and prayers for safety go with Brennan Smith as he has left to serve in the military. Charles and Peggy took Briann to Texarkana Friday to meet her mom so she can begin her school year in Pasadena TX. She had a little over a month to be a Tennessee girl. Kenneth and Wanda had a yard and lot and road full of vehicles from all over the place for the last few days. Wanda’s nieces and nephews and their families from Daytona, Miami, and D.C. enjoyed Southern hospitality at its best. Max and Shirley and Dan and Jane Hardin also participated in the activities as well as the Smithson children and grandkids. That new front porch got a real workout. Somebody remarked that it is a good thing that it is made of concrete, wood could not have held up all that love! You wouldn’t believe what that gang of city folks could eat! Wanda is going on strike next week. Sympathy is extended to the families of Ann Newman, Wayne Grant, Baxter Sanders and Joan Mayfield. These passed away last week and many are grieving their loss. Our prayers go up for them. Quote from a devotion: Resting in you, Lord Jesus, safe from the storms at sea, tucked in your arms and sheltered, here you will steady me.


Read Amos 5:4-5. God began in Amos chapter one, explaining that neither all those things nor the people nor gates of the cities would be able to protect them. They would need God’s almighty hand. If they still refused to seek God or turn from their self and their sin, they would lose the war. These people knew what had happened in Numbers 21. The message was simple: Look and live. It was short, simple and powerful. He was saying, “Seek God and realize you’re the sinner and you need His forgiveness.� It seems that Amos clears his throat and takes a deep breath to begin a list similar to the one in chapter one and chapter two, when God listed the transgressions of each nation. Israel really needed to heed the message to seek the Lord while they still could. Amos described the ability of God to save and deliver and create. (Amos 5:8) In verse 9, Amos says “the strong.� He’s stepping on toes with those words. Ouch! They had been strong. The “spoiled� refers to those mistreated by those in authority. “Strong� refers to those who are in authority

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GUEST SPEAKER - Lynn Fincher, wife of U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher, was the guest speaker at the Gibson County Republican Women’s banquet held last Thursday at Milan Express. County Committeee members Thelma Ross (left) and Peggy Murphy (right) welcomed Mrs. Fincher, who told about her experiences since her husband was elected in 2010. LITTLE GENERAL PRESENTS CHECK TO WLJT-DT - WLJT-DT, Channel 11s General Manager and CEO, Monica Shumake, accepts a check from Danny Patterson, Little General Director of Marketing, to further WLJTs educational and outreach efforts in West Tennessee. Supporting the donation are members of Little Generals management team(l-r) Debbie Allison, Shumake, Roger Highfill, Patterson, Katrina Roland, Vanessa Briggs and Donna Lewis.

U.S. Congressman’s wife is guest speaker at annual banquet BY CRYSTAL BURNS Lynn Fincher, wife of U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher who represents the 8th District in West Tennessee, was the highlight of the Gibson County Republican Women’s annual banquet held last Thursday at Milan Express. “I never dreamed I would ever be in this position,” Mrs. Fincher said. “I married a farmer. For some reason God chose me to be here.” Peggy Murphy, chair of the GOP Women, asked Fincher to talk about how her life has changed since her husband was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2010. “I never had a doubt that [Stephen] had the ability to do it,” Mrs. Fincher said. “I was scared for me.” After the election, the couple attended orientation on Capitol Hill where Mrs. Fincher first learned that her husband wasn’t the only one with a new job. She had one too. “It threw me completely for a loop,” she said. Her worst moment came when those leading the orientation for the legislators’ spouses told the newcomers, “You are now a widow. When he’s in Washington, you’re a widow, and when he’s at home, you’re a widow.” “I got a big lump in my throat and said, ‘God, I didn’t

sign up for this,’” Fincher recalled. The day only got worse as the spouses met with Capitol Hill Police Chief Phillip Morse, who described safety measures the legislators and spouses should take while in D.C. and at home. “I just kept thinking, ‘I am from Frog Jump,’” Fincher said. “’I’m not supposed to be here.’” The spouses also received in-depth instruction on ethics before they were able to call it a day. “I was holding myself together,” Fincher said. “In the hotel that night, I said, ‘God, I can’t do this. This is just way too much.’ I heard God say, ‘You’re right. You can’t do it. I can do it through you if you’ll let me.’” She’s taken her husband’s congressional appointment one day at a time since then. Last summer, Mrs. Fincher got to experience one of the perks of being a congressman’s wife when the couple was invited with other new legislators and their spouses to tour Israel and meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “That was a lifelong dream for me,” she said. “I’ve had a love for Israel and the Jewish people since I was about 15.”Mrs. Fincher was the first in the group to shake the Prime Minister’s hand. He also greeted her with a

VISITING - Nerine Cowan visited with Lynn Fincher, wife of U.S., Congressman Stephen Fincher, after Mrs. Fincher spoke to Gibson County Republican Women last Thursday. The Fincher family lives in Frog Jump in Crockett County.

hug.“He was so kind and gracious,” she said. “He’s the most humble person I’ve ever met.” Fincher said Americans should realize the impact Israel has had on our nation just as we see our impact on their country. “They are our biggest ally,” she said. “They’re our eyes and ears [in the Middle East.” Prime Minister Netanyahu also took the group inside his office where he showed them a signet ring that dates back to King Hezekiah, who according to the Bible, reigned over Judah 29 years. “We saw multiple artifacts that prove Israelis were in that land first,” Fincher said. “If you are a Christian, you’ve got to go. you’ll never read the Bible the same. It was a wonderful, wonderful experience.” Mrs. Fincher grew up in humbling circumstances. Her father was in the Air Force, so the family traveled a lot. She averaged a new school every two years. “It caused me to have a lot of insecurities,” she said. Her mother was primarily a homemaker although she worked outside of the home when the children were in school.“I just wanted to be a homemaker,” Mrs. Fincher said. “Nowadays that’s looked down on, but I think it’s the greatest job you can have.” She has learned to find value in how God sees her instead of how she sees herself. “When God sees us, He looks through His Son, and He sees great value,” she said. “It doesn’t matter how we’re born in this life. Through God’s eyes, we all have value.” Congressman and Mrs. Fincher have three children: John Austin, Noah, and Sarah. Congressman Fincher, 39, is a managing partner in Fincher Farms, a seventh generation West Tennesseebased agribusiness. The family lives in Frog Jump in Crockett County and are active in Archer’s Chapel Methodist Church.

The Dyer Station Celebration

FIREWORKS SHOW postponed from July 4th will be held

Saturday, September 1st

at the Dyer David Robinson Park. The show will begin at 8:30.

North Union By Sarah Allen Your old reporter is back for a couple of weeks. Our attendance was down to 55 as several were out sick. Joanne Reed brought our children’s sermon as she told of how we are not always kind. How we should do what Jesus would do. She read a beautiful poem written by her sister Christian. We enjoyed beautiful Blakely, Sandra English’s grandbaby, in our services. We enjoyed special music in a song titled “Jesus Friend of Sinners” by Lindsey and Laureen Whitley. Bro. Chris Mark’s Message was Part 3 of his “Under Control Series.” The scripture was 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 and was pertaining to the

body. 1. What is a man like without self-control? Read Proverbs 25:28. 2. So what are we to do? Read Romans 12:1. 3. Our body is no longer our own. Read 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20. Bro. Chris presented the message so all could understand and hoped all heard God’s word. In closing he asked, “Is the body you are putting forth in the world under control and glorifying God’s word?” Happy birthday wishes go to Margo Norman, Hailey Murray, and Charles Eddings. Our nominating committee Kenny Joyce, Mike Cardwell, and Jimmy Winters are working on this important job.

This is game night after services with finger foods. On Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. we will be studying in John Chapter 13. Please come and join us. Get well wishes go to Dee Lane Wright, Louise Turner, Royce Turner, Bro. Don Cooper, and Corrine Rutherford who is home recovering from surgery. For our evening service, Bro. Chris spoke on the silent church where social issues are ignored. He said this life we are living is a generational relay. He asked what are we handing to America? Sympathy is extended to the family of Wayne Grant. As Ms. Connie always says, see you in church on Sunday.

Individuals in the photo are from left: Barry “Skipper” Bondurant(Administrator and CEO of Baptist-Union City), Robert Kirkland (Kirkland Foundation), Forest Briggs(Assistant Administrator of Baptist-Union City), Mary Carpenter(Chair of Board for Baptist-Union City) and Jim Rippy (Chairman of Discovery Park).

Baptist Memorial Hosptial sponsors cabin and First Aid Center at Discovery Park August 21 Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (BMH-UC) has become a Founding Circle sponsor at Discovery Park of America. BMH-UC will be the name sponsor for a cabin in the historic farm area that will feature buildings and exhibits representing life in rural communities in the mid-1800’s. The cabin, recently donated by the Wade family, will exhibit doctor’s equipment and supplies from the mid 1800’s giving visitors a look at what medical treatment was like almost 150 years ago. BMHC will also establish the first aid room in Discovery Center to provide first aid treatment for visitors. Jim Rippy, Chairman of Discovery Park, said that he was very pleased that BMH-UC had agreed to be a sponsor. “We want businesses and other individuals to become involved with the Kirkland Foundation in helping bring Discovery Park to reality. Despite the tremendous funding provided

by the Kirkland Foundation, we have many more good things that we can offer with sponsor funding. We greatly appreciate BMH-UC stepping up and becoming a Founding Circle sponsor and we look forward to others joining them very soon.” Skipper Bondurant, administrator and CEO of Baptist’s Union City hospital said BMH-UC was proud to become a part of Discovery Park. “ Discovery Park will be a tremendous educational and entertainment asset for the people of this region. BMH-UC and our employees are delighted to help create a

Soybean Festival pageants Sept. 1 The annual Tennessee Soybean Festival is offering girls the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Tennessee Soybean Festival pageants. The University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the pageants. Girls 0-21 years of age are invited to participate in

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portion of this venue with the historic medical cabin as well as establishing the first aid center.” Discovery Park of America, Inc. will be a $100 million educational complex with exhibits and interactive experiences in the areas of nature, science, technology, history, and art. Discovery Park is expected to open in mid-2013. Attached is a press release from Discovery Park about Baptist Hospital of Union City becoming a name sponsor for a cabin in the historic farm center as well as photo of the check presentation.

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the pageants, Sept. 1, during the festival. Pageants begin at 10 a.m. in the Student Life Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin located at 199 Moody St. The deadline to register is Aug. 27. The pageant lineup includes the following: Baby Miss Soybean (0-18 months old), 10 a.m.; Tiny Miss Soybean (19 months-3 years old), 10:45 a.m.; Petite Miss Soybean (4-5 years old), 11:30 a.m.; Little Miss Soybean (6-9 years old), 12:30 p.m.; Junior Miss Soybean (10-12 years old), 1:30 p.m.; Teen Miss Soybean (13-15 years old), 2:30 p.m.; and Miss Soybean (16-21 years old), 3:30 p.m. All pageants will have one queen and four alternates. A $35 non-refundable entry fee is required with the application. Make check payable to the Tennessee Soybean Festival. Mail fee and application to: Tennessee Soybean Pageant, c/o Martin City Hall, 109 University St., Martin, TN 38237 or deliver to Martin City Hall. There will be no registration at the door. For more information, call 731-587-9845.For online applications, go to www.

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Sports & Education Gibson County Pioneers rev up for football season BY LORI CATHEY Gibson County kicked off their football season opener drawing a big crowd at Yates field Friday night. Before Gibson County’s home game, a group of over 100 Pioneers’ supporters got together in the parking lot for some tailgating. They had plenty of food and school spirit to show their support for the Pioneer football team. Gibson County’s first year head coach Morgan Crews has installed a new offense that shows plenty of promise. The Pioneers offense had a total of 340 yards during Friday night’s game. The first quarter was full of opening game jitters with neither team scoring. With 4:15 remaining in the second quarter, Senior Drew Scobey intercepted a pass on the 31 yard line, but

Gibson County was forced to punt three plays later. Halls took a 13-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Coming out after halftime, Halls, with a long run, scored a touchdown and extending the lead to 20-0. Gibson County, on their next possession, went 64 yards in 10 plays and cut into Halls’ lead with a 7yard run by Danny Evans for a touchdown, bringing it to 20-6 with 8:12 left in the third quarter. Quarterback Markee Brown and running back Justice Conley both had big carries for first downs to set up the touchdown. The Gibson County defense forced Halls to turnover the ball on downs at the 37-yard line with 12:28 left in the fourth quarter. Four plays later, with an 11-yard touchdown run by running back Justice

Conley, gave GC their final score for the game. Halls defeated Gibson County 28-12. Statistically, GC recorded 43 yards passing and 297 yards rushing. GC’s quarterback Markee Brown rushed 19 times for 148 yards. Running back Justice Conley had 26 rushes for 136 yards with a touch down and Danny Evans with 3 rushes for 13 yards scoring a touchdown. Drew Scobey had one reception for 43 yards from QB Brown. Leading the defense was Markee Brown with 8 tackles. Kendall Guyton had 7 tackles and one for a loss and Drew Scobey had 4 tackles,1 interception and had 6 punts for 196 yards, average of 33 yards per punt. The Pioneers next game will be at 7:30 August the 24th at Dresden.

FIRE UP THE CROWD - Gibson County High School Cheerleaders fire up the crowd during Friday’s football game against Halls. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

TOUCHDOWN - Gibson County running back Danny Evans dives into the end zone for the first touchdown of the season Friday night. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

LOOKING FOR A BREAK - GC quarterback Markee Brown looks for a hole in the defense to rush through with Halls defenders in pursuit. Brown had 19 carries for 148 yards and 8 tackles. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

STOPPING THE RUNNING BACK - Pioneer Drew Scobey goes airborne to stop Halls running back on a fourth down and yards. Scobey had 4 tackles, 1 interception,1 reception for 43 yards and had 6 punts for 196 yards. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

RUSHING THE BALL - Senior Justice Conley rushes the ball out of the backfield in the first quarter of Friday night’s season opener. Conley had 26 carries with 136 yards. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Boy Scouts adventure is calling Boys want to go camping, hiking, fishing, shoot bb guns and bows and arrows. Parents want their sons to learn values to live by, like trustworthiness, helpfulness, loyalty and kindness. Parents want their sons to learn to be

independent and selfsufficient. Parents want their sons to spend time with their family. Parents want their sons to have positive role models. With Cub Scouts, you both win. Cub Scouts combines outdoor activities

MINI-PIONEERS - The crowd was pepped up at half time entertainment by mini pioneer cheerleaders. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

NEW UNIFORMS - Senior Cheerleaders Cierra Curry and Autumn Greene show off their new black cheer uniforms. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)


with lifelong values. For over 100 years Scouting has been building tomorrow’s leaders. As a parent, you want to be assured that the groups that your boy joins will teach values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness. The Boy Scouts of America currently serves more than 2 million boys in the first through fifth grades (or ages 6-10) through its Cub Scout program. Cub Scout SignUp will take place at the following locations in the Tri-City area: •Bradford School Cafeteria on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. •Dyer School Cafeteria on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. •Kenton School Cafeteria on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. •Yorkville School Cafeteria on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $8.00, Boys Life magazine $5 (optional) For additional information, call Harry Lane at 695-0595. www. Check out: or www. or www.

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CARROLL’S TREE SERVICE Carroll’s Tree Service and more – Dan Carroll – Dyer TN Call 731-676-9716

FREE one large oak tree has been cut down. Large logs and good limbs for lots of firewood. Is in easy piece to get to and cut up. Also have freezer and large metal office cabinet. Call 6923476.

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EXPERIENCED CHILDCARE PROVIDER Kenton with references available. Call 749-5048. LITTLE WELDING AND FABRICATION Specializing in ALL types of welding Kenton, TN. Call Tyler 446-4622 or Jody 446-3807.

YARD SALE 449 West College in Kenton. Desk, table, dresser, a big entertainment center and a lot more! Saturday, August 25 starting at 7 a.m. YARD SALE 694 North Main in Dyer. 7 a.m. Saturday, August 25. Lots of misc items. Everything must go. NO CLOTHES.

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309 McKnight St – cozy little home in need of some TLC. Large deck with a shaded lot. Priced to sell!

127 S Peck Switch Cove – Neat home in quiet cove. 3 bd/2 ba with warm feel. Conveniently located to both school and golf course!

Financial Services Officer (Ag Producer) Job #10836 Farm Credit Services is seeking a Financial Services Officer (FSO) to serve Three Way, Tennessee. The Financial Services Officer’s (FSO) primary responsibilities center around building relationships with customers in the ag-production market segment. The FSO will use his or her knowledge of agriculture and finance to fully understand the customer’s or prospect’s business and personal plans and then markets the FCS financial services that best meet the needs. After initially screening for soundness, the FSO submits the information to an analyst, underwriter or scoring system for final decision. The FSO leads the customer relationship and often coordinates with others to serve the customer’s loan, lease, crop insurance and servicing needs.


A “typical” day after training might include: • • • • • • • •

Building relationships with team members and prospects Calling on customers and influencers Preparing and assessing financial information Preparing documents Closing deals Servicing loans PR at community events (county fairs, auctions, advisory meetings) Creating and implementing marketing strategies

111 Stockton – Davidson Rd – Country setting! 2 bd home on 2+/- acres with carport.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business or related field and one to three years of experience in sales of financial services or credit analysis. Extensive knowledge of agricultural industry (personal, professional or educational) is required. Salary is dependent upon experience.

903 Cherokee St. - 4 BR, 2 bath brick home on quiet no thru street. Fencd in backyard, single carport, and close to area schools. Well maintained.


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209 S Hall St – Super nice 2 bd home on corner lot. Also has adjoining lot. Move in ready.


194 Skullbone SOLD Rd – Nice country home. 2 bd/1 ba with extra room. Large 2 car garage.

203 Callis St – Updated and well maintained! 3 bd brick home with cherry cabinets, hardwood floors. Take a look! Pending

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130 Peach St. - Attention investors or first time home buyers! 2 BR, 1 bath home in great location within walking distance of school.


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433 Parkview – Large 4 bd/2.5 ba home on 2.8 acres. Basement and split floor plan!

104-114 Bell St. - 3 duplexes - 2 BR, 1 bath per unit. Great investment.



229 Division St. - Lovely home with Pending swimming pool. 3 BR, 2.5 bath. Located just around the corner from the elementary school.

4532 McKnight St. - Church building 1 Industrial Drive - 80,000 sq. ft. building on 10 acres 593 Riverside Yorkville Rd. - 36 acres

“For Over 40 Years!!!

Page 10 The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WELCOME SIGNS - Each returning soldier had their own welcome home sign.

NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID The Tri-Area Food Service Consortium (TAFSC) is requesting bids for food, non-food supplies, and produce for its Food Service operations. The TAFSC is a consolidated purchasing agreement between the Board of Trustees of the Milan Special School District, the Trenton Special School District, the Gibson County Special School District, the Bradford Special School District, the Humboldt City School District, the Crockett County School District, the Alamo City School District and the Bells School District. The districts operate 27 schools: Milan - 3, Trenton - 3, Gibson County - 9, Bradford - 1, Humboldt - 4, Crockett County - 5, Alamo - 1 and Bells - 1.

SHOWING SUPPORT - Carolyn Workman, Kelia Laster and Melissa Workman hold up a welcome home sign for Brice Leach. Kelia’s shirt reads ‘Team Laster’ for her son Tyler.

SALUTES SOLDIERS - Gibson County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Pierce salutes the troops as their motorcade of buses arrive at the Armory.

WAITING FOR SOLDIERS TO ARRIVE - Supporters line the street with signs and flags to welcome home

the soldiers of the 230th Engineer Battalion.

Bids are to be submitted on the basis of the vendor’s invoice cost of the goods in each category, plus a fixed fee. The fixed fee will remain firm during the entire term of the contract (one year). Copies of complete bid instructions and specifications will be available beginning August 23, 2012, from Tammie Argo, Alamo City Schools, 264 East Park Street, Alamo, TN 38001. The bid opening will be Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Humboldt Board of education, 2602 Viking Drive, Humboldt, TN 38343. “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Inspections Candyland, Milan, complete inspection, 98 score

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE GIBSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided for in that certain Deed of Trust dated March 12, 2001, of record in Deed Book/Page Number 638 / 590, Instrument 17747, Register’s Office for Gibson County, Tennessee, from Craig White and Patricia White (Borrower) to SERVICELINK (Trustee) for the benefit of NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION (Lender), securing the Note/ indebtedness therein described, the entire Note/indebtedness having been declared in default and immediately due and payable by the lawful owner and holder thereof. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY F/K/A BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MAY 1, 2001, MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2001-NC1 (Holder), now being the present owner/holder of said indebtedness, has now requested that foreclosure proceedings be instituted, and said Holder has appointed the firm listed below as Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, by an instrument duly recorded in the aforesaid records, to serve in the place and stead of the aforementioned Trustee. Notice of the Right to Foreclose was sent to the Borrower by letter dated June 11, 2012. NOW, THEREFORE, said Successor Trustee, or agent thereof, pursuant to said Deed of Trust, having been requested by the Holder so to do, and by virtue of the authority and power vested in said Successor Trustee by said Deed of Trust, will on September 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., at the usual and customary location at the Gibson County, Tennessee, Courthouse, 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), the following-described property: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF GIBSON, STATE OF TENNESSEE BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AT THE NORTHWEST 4.00 ACRES OF TRACT II OF THE MCMINN ESTATE, AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED AS METES AND BOUNDS PROPERTY IN DEED BOOK 405, PAGE 513, RECORDED FEBRUARY 5, 1993, GIBSON COUNTY RECORDS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY GRANTED AND CONVEYED IN DEED BOOK 405, PAGE 513, RECORDED FEBRUARY 5, 1993, GIBSON COUNTY RECORDS. For informational purposes only, this property is commonly known as 246 Chapel Hill Road, Milan, TN 38358, Parcel ID 159 07605 000. The property shall be free from all right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, dower, curtsey, elective share, and all other exemptions that are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Successor Trustee will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee, “as is” and “where is” and without covenants of seizing or warranties of title. Listing of Subordinate Lienholders: 1. State of Tennessee C/O District Attorney General Gibson County P.O. Box 145 Trenton, TN 38382

2. Discover Bank C/O John M. Richardson Jr. 403A Madison St Clarksville, TN 37040

Listing of Other Interested Parties: N/A This sale is subject to liens; easements; encumbrances; property taxes; rights of redemption of taxing entities; all matters shown on any recorded plan(s) or plat(s); any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and other matters which are prior in right to the lien of the aforesaid Deed of Trust. If a high bidder fails to close a sale, the Successor Trustee shall have the option of making the sale to the next highest bidder. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the sale to another day, time and/or place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above, or at any date and time fixed by a preceding postponement. Alternatively, at its option, Successor Trustee may give a new notice of sale. Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco, PC One Alliance Center, 4th Floor 3500 Lenox Road Atlanta, GA 30326 (866) 960-8298 File #: 013778

Papa’s Pizza To Go, Milan, complete inspection, 96 score

Kidsland Child Care Center, Humboldt, complete inspection, 96 score

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of ESTATE OF SHELIA DIANE SNIDER DOCKET: 20573P Notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of August, 2012, Letters Administration, in respect of the estate of SHELIA DIANE SNIDER, deceased, who died July 18, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1 or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (a) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) Months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (b) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months form the decedents date of death. This the 6th day of August, 2012. Signed: Joey Selph Administrator Estate of SHELIA DIANA SNIDER SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM BILL BARRON 124 E. COURT SQUARE TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 8/22/12) NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE FRANCES NORMAN DOCKET: 20581P Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of August, 2012, Letters Testamentary, in respect of the estate of CHARLOTTE FRANCES NORMAN, deceased, who died April 24, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (a) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) Months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (b) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months form the decedents date of death. This the 10th day of August, 2012. Signed: Larry Joe Norman Executor Estate of CHARLOTTE FRANCES NORMAN SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM RICHARD GOSSUM PO BOX 491 TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 8/22/12)

Daily Buffet and Grill, Milan, follow-up inspection, 93 score Bradford Senior Citizens Center, Bradford, complete inspection, 96 score Humboldt Senior Citizens Center, Humboldt, complete inspection, 99 score Presbyterian Day School, Humboldt, complete inspection, 92 score, one critical Presbyterian Day School, Humboldt, follow-up inspection, 97 score Hannah’s and Doris Prayer, Humboldt, complete inspection, 89 score, one critical Trenton Donuts, Trenton, follow-up inspection, 91 score Wizard Snowcones, Milan, complete inspection, 99 score Subway, Humboldt, complete inspection, 98 score Sonic Drive-In, Humboldt, complete inspection, 86 score Northside Catering, Milan, complete inspection, 89 score Children’s Learning Center, Humboldt, complete inspection, 97 score T&G Miracle Day Care, Humboldt, complete inspection, 93 score To The Last Drop, Trenton, complete inspection, 94 score Sonic Drive-In, Trenton, follow-up inspection, 97 score Heritage, Inn, Humboldt, complete inspection, 97 score Felicia’s Fantastic Feast, Humboldt, complete inspection, 84 score, two criticals Daily Buffet and Grill, Milan follow-up inspection, 91 score Sonic Drive-In, Humboldt, follow-up inspection, 95 score Rhodes Family Diner, Medina, complete inspection, 74 score, three criticals El Palenque, complete inspection, 81 score, three criticals Sonic Drive-In, Medina, complete inspection, 92 score, one critical McDonald’s, Trenton, complete inspection, 89 score, one critical McDonald’s, Trenton, follow-up inspection, 94 score Golden Palace 2, Milan, complete inspection, 92 score Bradford Auctions, Bradford, complete inspection, 93 score, one critical Bradford Auctions, Bradford, follow-up inspection, 98 score

The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Page 11

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE - The GCHS Marching Pioneers held a preview performance of their 2012 field show, ‘The Heartbeat of Life’ last Thursday, prior to the first football game of the season. (photos by Jennifer McCaig Cox)

COLOR GUARD - The color guard performed with flags and hula hoops, one of the props for the 2012 field show.

TRUMPETS AT READY - Kathryn Cox and Garner Perkins stand ready to perform during the preview show held last week at GCHS. PIONEER PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Senior Justice Conley has been named the Pioneer Player of the Week. Conley had one touchdown and over 100 yards rushing in Friday’s game against Halls. He is a running back for the GCHS Pioneers. The Pioneer Player of the Week is sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rutherford, a branch of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Trezevant. F&M city bank president Tim Griggs presented Conley with a special game ball. FLUTE SOLO - Flute soloist Kayla Shifflette plays during the GCHS Marching Pioneers preview performance held last week. Morgan Selph waits in the background for her cue to play.

PUBLIC AUTO AUCTION Saturday, Aug. 25 • 9 a.m. 294 Anglin Lane, Jackson, TN

FIELD SHOW - Sydney Inman, Nathan Bass, Holly Mabry and Faye Fisk in one of the field show formations.

Advertise in the TCR! Jesus is Coming Soon Marriages Meadow View

SAX SOLO - Sax soloist Patrick Hill plays a solo during the field show preview.

Local students named to Chancellor’s honor roll at UTM The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Summer 2012 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve a 3.2 (B) grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Students can make the Chancellor’s Honor Roll with honors (3.2 through 3.49), high honors (3.5 through 3.79) or highest honors (3.8 through 4.0). •Hannah L. Greene, Dyer,

TN 38330, Highest Honors •Eric M. Stone, Dyer, TN 38330, Highest Honors •Holly K. Gillespie, Humboldt, TN 38343, Highest Honors •Samantha R. Ragain, Medina, TN 38355, High Honors •Robert D. Hopper, Milan, TN 38358, Highest Honors •Victoria B. Abbott, Rutherford, TN 38369, High Honors •Jesse L. Shivers, Trenton, TN 38382, Highest Honors •Charlotte Simpson, Trenton, TN 38382, High Honors •Savannah L. Williams, Trenton, TN 38382, Honors •Terry L. Thompson, Yorkville, TN 38330, Highest Honors UT Martin is a comprehensive public university that maintains an excellent reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs, its beautiful campus and caring professors.

Cody Hugh Carpenter of Trenton and Amber Katherine Ramey of Trenton Michael David Lee Vereecke of Pensacola, FL and Kelly Ann Rodriguez Tucker of Pensacola, FL Daniel Charles Brock of Humboldt and Desiree Lashae Brooks of Humboldt Dustin Earl Carter of Trenton and Angel Gail Pollard of Trenton Rickey Dale Locke of Milan and Catherine Ann Henry Cheatham of Milan Christopher Andrew Davis of Milan and Tiffany Dawn Williams of Milan

Property Transfers Viki Cole Williams, Administratrix C.T.A of the Estate of Lucile Alberta Rich Cole, to Temple Baptist Church of Milan – 13th CD Eva Witmer to Mary Jane Witmer and Anna Ruth Witmer – 19th CD David D. McCurdy to Bob Wilson – 7th CD Glynn Thomas Edmonds and wife, Sherilyn M. Edmonds to Greater Works Kingdom Ministries – 13th CD Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Dedra Shanklin and Jessie Shanklin – Milan Jerry E. Winberry d/b/ a Winberry Construction Company to Meagan F. Holt and husband, Grayson B. Holt – Medina

Builders, Inc. • Metal Roof Specialist • Post Frame Buildings

THIS IS OUR BI-MONTHLY AUTO AUCTION. Autos, Trucks, Trailers, Tools & Misc Items DYER COUNTY CONFISCATED & POLICE CARS CONSIGNMENTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED If you have any equipment you would like to sell Call Rick at 731-467-1842 See website for Terms & Listings. Buyer’s Premium Applies Inspection On Site Friday 9-5 • Check in Mon – Thurs 9-4, Friday 8-3 NO ITEM CHECK IN DAY OF SALE

Silas Troyer 731-665-6626 Cell 731-414-8525 (No Sunday Calls)

Rutherford, TN


Jackson,TN 731-467-1842 Rick Hinson CAI,GPPA

INVITATION TO BID Jamie Bell will accept bids for the purchase of the ofce building located at 208 Trenton Street, Rutherford, Gibson County, TN, being identied as Tax Map 031H, Group A, Parcel 006.00 and being known as the Kellwood Ofce Building. The ofce building covers approximately 8700 square feet. A bid packet including a diagram of the current conguration of the ofces and other rooms, the State of Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data sheet, copies of the city and county tax cards, a copy of seller’s deed, and a bid proposal form may be obtained at the ofce of Richard Gossum, 103 West Court Square, Trenton, TN, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact Seller at 731.513.0413 or 731.513.3137 to schedule a viewing of the property. Bids will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on September 10, 2012. Hand delivered bids should be sealed and clearly marked with “BID” on the front. Clearly marked bids may be mailed to Richard Gossum’s ofce, P.O. Box 491, Trenton, TN 38382, and must be received before 4:30 p.m. on September 10, 2012. Seller is not responsible for postal delays. Bid opening will be September 11, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Richard Gossum’s ofce. Seller reserves the right to reject all bids.


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Welcome home 230th Engineer Battalion

HAPPY REUNION - Sgt. Samantha George is thrilled to reunitewith her son Paxton George. (photos by Lori Cathey)

???? - SPC Tyler Laster from Dyer was among the soldiers returning with 230th Engineering Battalion last week.

WAITING FOR DISMISSAL - SGT Tony Stafford and Justin Marlow stand in formation before being dismissed.

WELCOME HOME - Two Gibson County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department deputies and vehicles led the bus convoy of soldiers all the way home from Smyrna. The troops were welcomed with American flags lining the streets.

ARNOLDS AMONG WELCOME HOME CROWD - Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold and wife EMS Director Star Arnold stand with Lydia Adair Fuller and Hartlee Grace Fuller waiting for their father SPC Michael Fuller to return home. Also pictured is Libby White, Fullerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s niece.

CASEY FAMILY - SPC Nathan Casey was welcomed home by his father, Dyer Police Officer Ken Casey, Debbie Casey (stepmother), Jean Casey (grandmother) and Kelly Richardson (aunt).

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COUNTY MAYOR THANKS SOLDIERS - Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon thanks returning soldier SPC Jackson â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Briceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Leach and his family for his military service. Leachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Melissa Workman and brother Jake Workman were among his supporters welcoming him home.

COTHAM FAMILY - SPC Hollis â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cotham of Trenton is welcomed home by his father Dale Cotham, sister Kristy Burkett and her son London Burkett.










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