Our Staff


Stephanie Cunningham

Stephanie moved to Senatobia in July 2020 from south Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama and continues to support her favorite football team despite being deep in Ole Miss territory. The Tate Record is her first publishing gig, but she has devoted many hours of her life to newspapers. She’s done everything from running newspaper routes to handling advertising and digital design. She’s even changed light bulbs and wrote columns about the experience. She has won numerous awards for her work from both the Louisiana Press Association and the Alabama Press Association. Her favorite hobby is skydiving, and she strives each day to not forget the calm of a free fall.  Stephanie spends her time between editions with her daughter, Sawyer, 11, and son, Colin, 6. Their goal is to live life to the fullest and make each day count for joy.



Shirley Trimm
General Manager



Shirley has been with the Tate Record for 31 years. During her time at the paper, she has handled every facet of newspaper life. She handles circulation and ensures the paper is delivered on time in addition to handling insertion orders and classifieds. If someone has a question, chances are that Shirley has the answer. Although she was born in Panola County, Tate County has always been her home. Because of her background in the restaurant industry, Shirley was able to meet most of the businesses and families in Senatobia very early on in her career. In her free time, Shirley is a devout member of her church, Ebenezer Baptist where she is the church secretary and handles the preschool department. She is an active member of the Senatobia Optimist Club and through attending meetings across multiple states has gained lasting friendships and connections. In between deadlines, Shirley is on the run with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who are the apple of her eye.


Brett Brown


Brett Brown joined the Tate Record as reporter in August of 2016. He was public relations assistant for sports information at Northwest Mississippi Community College for 20 years and retired in 2014. Brown earned an associate's degree in communications/radio broadcasting from Northwest in 1988 and worked at the campus radio station, WNJC, for several years He was the "Voice of the Rangers" for the Northwest football team that claimed the national championship in 1992 and served as public address announcer for Ranger basketball and baseball from 1988 through 2010. He also broadcasted high school sports in north Mississippi for many years. A native of Harmontown and graduate of Lafayette County High School, Brown made Senatobia his permanent home in 1990. He has two adult children, Zac and Jae Lin.