November 13, 2017 - An ad appeared in the January 17, 1930 edition of The Timpson Times announcing that Bussey's Drug Store had received the new Fiddlin' Jim Pate record. The ad went on to say that “Jim Pate is an old-time fiddler, lives in the Arcadia Community, just south of Timpson.”
Though few in Shelby County remember Mr. Pate's recording career, his records are prized by collectors of early country music and digital recordings are available on the internet. The Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society invites the public to learn more about Fiddlin' Jim Pate and hear some of his music at their November 15 meeting at 2PM in the meeting room behind the Timpson Public Library on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in Timpson.