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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 25, No. 285 ■ October 12, 2009 ■ ■ 50 Cents Monday Kodak man held for questioning INSIDE No charged filed in woman’s slaying as of late Sunday afternoon By BOB MAYES Managing Editor 5Looking for a boost Kiffin hopes win over Georgia jumpstarts team, recruiting SPORTS, Page A8 5New saints go marching in Five, including one from Hawaii, cannonized on Sunday WORLD, Page A15 Business Doctors open new practices Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center welcome Dill, McWhirter Page A2 Weather Today Showers High: 66° Tonight Mostly cloudy Low: 49° DETAILS, Page A6 Obituaries Amos Ownby, 73 Robert Loveday, 85 Raymond Galyon, 67 A Sevier County man was being held for questioning Sunday night in the Blount County Jail in connection with the death of a 76-year Knox County woman, authorities said. “He is being held for questioning — he has not been charged,” a woman who answered the phone at the Blount County Corrections Department said late Sunday afternoon. “He has not been charged.” Blount County investigators said Tracy Lyn Fox, 37, of Kodak, was located in Chattanooga at 5:15 a.m. Sunday. Fox became a “person of interest” in the slaying of Wanda Britt when he was seen driving the Fox murdered woman’s 2009 Dodge Caliber in Knox County on Saturday afternoon. Authorities said Fox was in possession of the vehicle when authorities located him. Blount County authorities said Fox has a criminal record in Sevier and Knox counties. Britt’s body was reportedly found by a man on a four-wheeler at around 11 a.m. on Quayle Hollow Road in Friendsville on Saturday morning. As of Sunday afternoon, authorities had not released how she had been killed. Sevier County dispatchers received a call early Saturday afternoon saying the SUV had been seen on See QUESTIONING, Page A4 Military ‘sale-lute’ American Legion tries unique fundraiser to raise money for post By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — The men and women of American Legion Post 104 are proud to post the colors anytime and anywhere, bringing the flag they fought for and some of their friends died for to events from veterans’ funerals to presidential addresses. They who answered the call to serve their country still respond when they’re called on to help their fellow man, offering assistance to local veterans in need. The group’s members say they’re happy to serve in any way they can. “We do a lot,” Air Force veteran Tommy Thompson said. “If a vet’s in need, they can contact (county Veterans Services Officer) Paul Whaley and he’ll contact us. We bring the colors when local veterans ask us to for funerals. We help stateside families of men and women who are currently serving. We just try to do whatever we can to help those who served or are serving our country.” All that effort doesn’t come cheap. Between paying for transportation, the upkeep of the post home and even uniforms for the Honor Guard, the tab for all the post’s activities can be considerable. “We’re always looking for ways to raise money,” Thompson said. That’s why he helped organize the first Crafts Derek Hodges/The Mountain Press and Collectables Sale and Eats, a sort of meldRobin Zaleski sifts through a box of military patches, medals and other memorabilia during American Legion Post 104’s first Crafts and See ‘sale-lute,’ Page A4 Collectables Sale and Eats on Saturday. PF apparently set to alter plan for developer DETAILS, Page A4 Index Local & State . . . . A1-A6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A12 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A8-A10 Business . . . . . . . . . A2,A3 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Classifieds . . . . . A15-A17 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A11 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Meeting at 5:30 today By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — City leaders seem to be ready to accede to a request from a Knoxville developer that he be allowed to revise an agreement he and the city reached just a few months ago. On the agenda for the City Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in City Hall is consideration of a revised version of that deal between the municipality and Darby Campbell, owner of Premier Media. Campbell came before the group early this year, asking that he be allowed to move one side each of billboards he owns in front of O’Charley’s and Texas Roadhouse on the Parkway to a pair of new locations. After considerable debate and some vocal opposition, the commission eventually approved relocating the other sign face. The OK was also given to plans to make the new sign digital. That latter part of the deal seemed most distasteful not only to those on the board, but also to the Biggs family, owners of The Incredible Christmas Place and its associated inn. While the business owners worried Campbell See PF, Page A5 MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR Andy Madson didn’t ‘book’ regular route to library career Corrections The Mountain Press is committed to accuracy. Please report factual errors by calling 428-0748 Ext. 214. By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer Jeff Farrell/The Mountain Press Andy Madson checks in books at the Sevier County Public Library. SEVIERVILLE — It took a long journey for librarian Andy Madson to wind up at the Sevier County Public Library. “I’m from Minnesota by way of a lot of different places,” Madson said. Those places include Seattle, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Madson grew up in small farming community in southern Minnesota — the rolling hills were quite a bit different from the Smoky Mountains, he said. But his childhood might not sound that different from a lot of people here. “Especially in the summer, I was either on the ball field or in the library.” Both his parents were teachers, and his father also coached several sports, so it’s easy to see where he could develop those interests. Growing up in a small town — especially in an age where there weren’t hundreds of digital channels and access to the Internet — made trips to the library a must for a kid with a fertile imagination. “The library was a gateway to a larger world,” Madson said. Still, he didn’t grow up thinking he’d See NEIGHBOR, Page A4

October 12, 2009

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