Legal & Public Notices For The Week Of 03/26/20

 TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, on the 5th day of February, 2005, by Deed of Trust of record in the Register’s Office of Smith County, Tennessee in Record Book 121, Page 317, WENDELL E. SOWERS, an unmarried person, conveyed to WALTER BIRDWELL, JR., Trustee, the hereinafter described real estate to secure payment of a promissory note which is fully described in said Deed of Trust; and, WHEREAS, the holder of said note and renewal thereof has appointed JACKY O.  BELLAR, Substitute Trustee, by instrument of record in Record Book 154, Page 715, in the Register’s Office of Smith County, Tennessee; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness and other provisions of the Deed of Trust have been violated and CITIZENS BANK, CARTHAGE, TENNESSEE, the holder of said indebtedness has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, and the Trustee has been directed to foreclose the Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereof, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real estate at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand, at the front door of old Smith County Courthouse, located at 211 Main Street North, Carthage, Tennessee, at 1:00 P.M. prevailing time on Friday, April 17, 2020, in bar of the equity of redemption. The real estate to be sold is located in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Smith County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows: MAP: 014 PARCEL: 001.02 BEGINNING at a point on the East side of County Road and northwest corner of Davis; thence with County Road in northwesterly direction approximately 570 feet to a point; thence in a northeasterly direction with old fence and continuing in a northeasterly direction to large hickory tree in Davis line; thence with Davis fence line in a southerly direction to point of BEGINNING, and containing approximately 7 acres, more or less. INCLUDED in this conveyance is a 1998 Fleetwood Doublewide mobile home VIN#TNFLW27A17897SR12 and VIN#TNFLW27B17897SR12 presently located on said property. AND BEING the same property conveyed to Wendell E. Sowers by Warranty Deed from James Edward Cooper, Jr. and Eleanor Battersby, dated February 5, 2005, of record in Record Book 121, Page 315, Register’s Office, Smith County, Tennessee. The physical address of this property is 34 Russell Lane, Pleasant Shade, Tennessee 37145. This sale is made subject to any and all unpaid real estate taxes, restrictive covenants, easements, and set back lines, and any and all redemptions and rights of any government agency, state or federal, and any and all other prior liens or encumbrances against said property, if any. 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. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Vonda Dixon 64 Powell Hollow Lane Pleasant Shade, Tennessee 37145 Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc. Assignee of Household Bank c/o Ambrose, Wilson, Grimm & Durand, LLP P.O. Box 2466 Knoxville, Tennessee 37901-2466 Republic Finance c/o Michelle Reynolds, Attorney 301 N. Spring Street Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130 This notice will be published in the CARTHAGE COURIER on March 26, 2020, April 2, 2020 and April 9, 2020. This the 13th day of March, 2020. JACKY O. BELLAR, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BELLAR & WINKLER ATTORNEYS AT LAW P. O. BOX 332 CARTHAGE, TENNESSEE 37030 (615) 735-1684 3-26-3t

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NOTICE TO BID SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR ASPHALT.  BIDS WILL BE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020. BIDS WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 2020 AT 9:00 A.M. AT SMITH COUNTY TURNER BUILDING, 122 TURNER HIGH CIRCLE. SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.   ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE AND MARKED BID ON THE OUTSIDE.

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NOTICE TO BID SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR TIRES. BIDS WILL BE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020. BIDS WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 2020 AT 8:30 A.M. AT THE TURNER BUILDING, 122 TURNER HIGH CIRCLE, CARTHAGE, TN, 37030. SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.   ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE AND MARKED BID ON THE OUTSIDE.

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NOTICE TO BID SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR BINDER.  BIDS WILL BE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020. BIDS WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 2020  AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE TURNER BUILDING, 122 TURNER HIGH CIRCLE, CARTHAGE, TN, 37030. SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.   ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE AND MARKED BID ON THE OUTSIDE.

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NOTICE TO BID SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR COLD MIX. BIDS WILL BE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020. BIDS WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 2020  AT 9:30 A.M. AT THE TURNER BUILDING, 122 TURNER HIGH CIRCLE, CARTHAGE, TN, 37030. SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.   ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE AND MARKED BID ON THE OUTSIDE.

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NOTICE TO BID SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR MICRO-SURFACING.  BIDS WILL BE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020. BIDS WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 2020  AT 11:30 A.M. AT SMITH COUNTY TURNER BUILDING, 122 TURNER HIGH CIRCLE. SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS. ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE AND MARKED BID ON THE OUTSIDE.

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NOTICE TO BID SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR CORRUGATED CULVERT.  BIDS WILL BE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020. BIDS WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 2020  AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE TURNER BUILDING, 122 TURNER HIGH CIRCLE, CARTHAGE, TN, 37030. SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.   ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE AND MARKED BID ON THE OUTSIDE.

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NOTICE TO BID SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR CRUSHED STONE.  BIDS WILL BE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020. BIDS WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 2020  AT 10:30 A.M. AT THE TURNER BUILDING, 122 TURNER HIGH CIRCLE, CARTHAGE, TN, 37030. SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.   ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE AND MARKED BID ON THE OUTSIDE.

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NOTICE TO BID SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR CRACK SEAL.  BIDS WILL BE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020. BIDS WILL BE OPENED WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 2020 AT 12:00 P.M. AT SMITH COUNTY TURNER BUILDING, 122 TURNER HIGH CIRCLE. SMITH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.   ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE AND MARKED BID ON THE OUTSIDE.

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Public Notice Due to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, and increased concerns for the welfare of South Carthage citizens, the South Carthage Board of Zoning Appeals public hearing and meeting that was scheduled for March 30, 2020 will be postponed until further notice. Also, the next regularly scheduled meeting of the South Carthage Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be postponed until further notice. Hollis Mullinax Mayor

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD A 30-day comment period is open until Monday, April 25, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of said notice is to discuss Smith County applying for funding for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). The comment period is open to the public, and active participation is highly encouraged. No person in the United States should, on the grounds of race, religion, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Assistance. For more information or if special need accommodations are required, please call Marcie Ackerman, UCDD Community Development Planner @ Office (931)476-4175 or mobile (931)881-7000.

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Public Notice Smith Co. Board of Education The Smith County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Office, 126 SCMS Lane, Carthage, Tennessee. An extension of the current contract with the Director of Schools is on the agenda.

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I have in my possession an abandoned vehicle,  VIN#2GCEK19R8W1143833. If you have any claims, call John M. Harris at 615-561-0631.

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Public Notice Due to the Covid-19 situation, 25 Utility District will be canceling their scheduled April 6th meeting.

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