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School board will â€˜buy localâ€™ By Scott Frith
The Knox County Board of Education is picking a new superintendent, and some are surprised that both finalists are from East Tennessee. Donâ€™t be. Political trends swing like a penduScott Frith lum. When looking for new leadership, folks often go in the opposite direction. Not convinced? The best local example may be in the county mayorâ€™s office. Remember those feuds between Dwight Kessel and Victor Ashe? By 1994, voters grew tired of the bickering and elected Tommy Schumpert on the promise of peace. For the most part, Schumpert succeeded. Yet, as he finished a second term, some viewed his â€œgetting alongâ€? and calm demeanor as not aggressive enough in promoting economic development. They looked to then-County Commissioner Mike Ragsdale, who possessed enough charisma and sound bites to fill the entire City County Building. Ragsdale was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. But then, voters elected Tim Burchett, who couldnâ€™t be more different. Think Lexus sedan vs. beat-up Jeep Cherokee; tailored suits vs. a brown Carhartt jacket. You get the idea. The same pattern emerges with the superintendent of schools. State law changed in 1992 to require school board appointment of superintendents. In 1999, our board picked Charles Q. Lindsay, a Mississippi native best remembered for relocating principals and getting directly involved in the messy politics of school board campaigns. Lindsay left in 2007. The next year, the board hired Jim McIntyre, an education technocrat, whose roots in Boston (and lack of political skill) couldnâ€™t have been more different from Lindsayâ€™s southern drawl and political brawling. McIntyre left last year. And now the school board appears to be buying local. Finalists are Bob Thomas (assistant superintendent since 1990) and Dale Lynch (superintendent of Hamblen County Schools since 2001). Thomas is the favorite to win. Do not be surprised. Both are the opposite of McIntyre. Scott Frith is a local attorney. You can visit his website at pleadthefrith.com
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sees promise in team By Kelly Norrell Spring is in the air, and the new football coach at West High School and his team are getting to know one another. Things are looking great. Coach Lamar Brown, his support staff and the team are working out four afternoons a week in the field house weight room. Beginning April 26, there will be two weeks of spring football practice, scrimmages already scheduled with Austin-East May 5 and Science Hill May 12. A lot has happened since Brown took over the West High School
football program Jan. 17, after an acclaimed career as head coach at Morristown West High School. He replaced former West High School head coach Jeff Harig, who stepped down Dec. 9 after two seasons. Brown, who coached the Morristown West High School team to three regional titles and three state quarterfinal games in nine years, said he is excited about West High School. â€œWhat set it apart for me were principal Ashley Jessie and athletic director Steve Killian and the community support. It is a diverse
group of students with rich tradition and great community support. â€œWest High School is three seasons removed from a state championship (won under head coach Scott Cummings in 2014). It is a place I think you can win and win consistently.â€? He brings promise and heart to the team. â€œI told the players on day one, I promise I would care about them. They wouldnâ€™t have a bigger ally at West High School than me,â€? he said, noting that the first item on his list and the playersâ€™ was getting their academic performance
where it needs to be. â€œThat is something that really needed to be fixed. They are working really hard to get their grades up. I want to help them achieve what they want in life.â€? Of the players, he said, â€œThere is nothing I would change. Our kids have really bought in and are working really hard in the weight room. They are excited about the coming season. If that work ethic continues, I am excited to see what the future holds for this group.â€? To page A-3
Shattuckâ€™s talk on the Clinton 12 invokes wonder, sorrow By Kelly Norrell A talk by retired Clinton attorney Jerry Shattuck on the â€œClinton 12,â€? the courageous black teens who desegregated Clinton High School in 1956, gripped a full auditorium at the East Tennessee History Center recently. â€œOur culture had a malignancy. It was racial segregation,â€? Shattuck told a group of about 125 at a Brown Bag Lecture March 1. Shattuck was president of the student council and captain of the football team at the school that year.
Clinton High School admitted the 12, the only black high school age youths in Clinton at that time, after the â€œseparate but equalâ€? doctrine was struck down in 1954 and their parents successfully filed suit. It was the first high school in the South to Shattuck be integrated. Desegregation, an experience that would
have been hard enough by itself for the black teens, became horrific at the hands of virulent racists like John Kasper of New York and Asa Carter of Alabama, who hurried to Clinton. At their hands, thousands of bigots converged on the little town. The students registered for school without incident. But after stories on their entry hit national news, troublemakers belonging to groups like the White Citizens Council waitTo page A-3
Will rezoning bring resegregation? By Betty Bean While some worry that the proposed middle school rezoning plan will undo years of desegregation efforts and land Knox County Schools in federal court, the two players most likely to be on opposite sides of the courtroom look at the issue from very different perspectives, but do not seem overly concerned about that possibility â€“ for now. â€œThis (plan) is a good first step, as far as it goes,â€? said NAACP president John Butler, who filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Educationâ€™s Office for Civil Rights after the agreement to build a new Gibbs Middle School was unveiled.
Knox County has built new schools in recent years only in predominantly white communities. â€œNow that you are zoning (minority students) back in, we need to Armstrong have facilities and staffs looked at and steps taken to eliminate inequity,â€? said Butler. He wants new, state-of-the-art middle and high schools staffed with faculties who understand the needs of minority students. He will not withdraw the complaint, even after Buzz Thomas, interim superintendent, asked him to do so.
Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong said desegregation was not the primary purpose of the 1991 rezoning plan that closed schools and bused inner city kids to distant parts of the county. He cited a 1991 opinion by U.S. District Court Judge Leon Jordan that found no evidence of intentional discrimination by Knox County Schools. Jordan said the only question the court could ask was â€œwhether the motivation in adopting the plan was invidious discrimination on the basis of race, and the Court finds that there was not.â€? Armstrong said: â€œThey did not close Gibbs and move them to Holston Middle School because
those schools were segregated. Conversely, if they reopen Gibbs, it wonâ€™t be to resegregate those schools.â€? Whether intended or not, the rezoning will result in some schools having a higher percentage of African-Americans while others have lower. To paraphrase former school board chair Sam Anderson: We can be sure black kids are treated fairly when they are sitting next to a white kid and both are treated the same. Thatâ€™s what the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1954 (Brown vs. The Board of Education): â€œseparate educational facilities are inherently unequal.â€? Are we entering the post-Brown era?
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Eighth-graders have fun, embrace challenges at ‘Believe’ Eighth-graders pose in front of the lifesize model of Noah’s Ark at Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky.
Ella Kelley and Bailey Hall enjoyed visiting Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum.
By Kelly Norrell Fifty CAK eighth-graders engaged in worship and life-challenging discussions at a two-day “Believe” Christian conference near Cincinnati recently. But that’s not all. Led by their CAK Bible teacher, Glen Davenport, the teens on Feb. 16-18 also visited Ark
Encounter, the life-size model of Noah’s Ark, in Williamstown, Ky., and Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. They had a blast on a night tubing trip to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Ind. The trip was a perfect way for middle school students to bond and have fun and to grow in their faith too, said Davenport, who leads daily Bible classes for eighth-graders. Faith and spiritual growth are key components at CAK, where students have daily Bible, weekly chapel and spiritual retreats. The conference took place at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky., just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati. Davenport said the two-day, five-session conference, packed with teen-friendly speakers and talented praise bands, challenged students with the theme “Be Open.”
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“One session gave us ingredients to help us be open and generous: open eyes, open hearts, and open hands, the actual ‘doing’ of forgiveness and giving grace. That really challenged them,” he said. “I consider ‘Believe’ a way to stoke the fire. It is a way to connect with other Christ followers. There were 7,000 kids there. Our students said they forgot how many people there are who love Jesus.” Davenport said that, for students, highlights of the trip included seeing the magnitude of the Ark, which is built by dimensions provided in the Bible. “Our bus was a small fraction of the size. Everyone asked, ‘How in the world did Noah do it?’” Everyone also enjoyed the Creation Museum. “It was incredible to take these students I’ve been with all year.” Davenport described a high-spirited charter bus ride and fun dinner conversations when students sat with prayer group members to discuss events and
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ideas. He said students formed the prayer groups more than two months ago to pray for the trip, and that all 50 would pray together weekly. “One of their favorite parts of the trip was the time they spent with their prayer groups at dinner,” Davenport said. “I would give them a question to get purposeful conversation going. Like: ‘What things are you holding onto rather than being open?’ And ‘What idols do you need to lay down?’” He said that in his Bible class, talking out hard questions is daily business. “We jump in with the questions that keep us from knowing who God is,” he said. Students gave the trip high marks. “ ‘Believe’ was a great experience! I loved getting to be in an open environment and praising the Lord. At ‘Believe’ I got to know more people and also learned more about myself and my walk with Christ,” said Owen Brooke. Caroline Rose Ventress agreed. “I loved seeing God work through my classmates in the worship sessions. I saw a side of them I had never seen before.” Kelsey Webb, Brooke Bowles and Jonah Stauffer at the “Believe” Christian conference
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ed outside the school. They terrorized the students and faculty, beat up a white Baptist minister who walked the students to school and founded a junior White Citizens Council for students. “They would spit on students and call them names. And that was for the white kids,” Shattuck said. “The black children had to run a gauntlet to get an education.” Before it was all over, the school itself would be blown up. “Inside the school, (the students) were not welcomed, I’m ashamed to say. But they were treated with a cautious respect. Outside the window, you could see the mob.” Shattuck described the Historian and archaeologist Charlie Faulkner talks with Knox County school board member Tony Norman about the plaque commemorating the Civil War fortification site. City Council members Duane Grieve and Finbarr Saunders are at left.
evolution of the quiet community where people wanted to “obey the law of the land,” to one where new sensibilities emerged. In one example, a home guard of 35 men formed to try to keep the peace in town against a mob of 3,000. Eventually, Gov. Frank Clement sent highway patrol officers and the National Guard to protect the town. When the school was bombed on a Sunday night in 1958, the city of Oak Ridge, arch football rivals, offered use of an old elementary school to Clinton. “People turned out with mops, brooms, paintbrushes and pickups and got it ready. On the first day of school, when the Clinton students arrived the Oak
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Civil War site marked at Third Creek Greenway A crowd of about 50, including city and county officials and local historians, gathered on Third Creek Greenway March 2 to watch the unveiling of a plaque and bench commemorating a Civil War earthen fortification that is in near pristine condition. County Mayor Tim Burchett unveiled the plaque, designed by Robin Easter, in the joyful ceremony. Speakers included historian and archaeologist Dr. Charlie Faulkner, deputy to Mayor Madeline Rogero Bill Lyons and Knox County Parks and Recreation senior director Doug Bataille. Faulkner, a now-retired University of Tennessee professor, discovered the site while walking nearly 10 years ago.
It is a “redan,” a Ushaped, open-ended wall that probably held a cannon. Probably built to protect a nearby wood trestle bridge and railroad track, it is one of the few redans left in Tennessee. Tim Zitzman bought the property in 2009, but he donated the three-acre site to Legacy Parks when he learned of its historical significance. Faulkner said AfricanAmerican soldiers in a Union Army heavy artil-
lery regiment commanded by Gen. Davis Tillson likely built the fortification. Tillson recruited about 1,700 African-American soldiers. “I am extremely happy. That is an understatement. The main thing I’m concerned about is that this would be preserved,” Faulkner said as onlookers surrounded the site. “I wanted the public to be able to come and see it. It is in wonderful condition.” Mayor Tim Burchett said, “Knox County has a rich Civil War history and we don’t have to look far to see it in our community. By preserving and commemorating this site, families will be able to enjoy visiting this location and learning about its historical significance for years to come.”
One change Brown has made is staff. He brought four coaches who played under him as members of the team at Morristown West: offensive coach Chris Thacker, defensive coach Barron Chandler, former tailback Chad Brooks, and Brandon Fanny, who will be a nonfaculty coach. Angelo Raga, a quarterback coach in Sevier County, will also coach. “I want to mention my confidence in the staff still here,” Brown said, nam-
ing Dustin Lyles, Nat Scott, Rodney Ellerby, Nate Martin and Morgan Shaver. He said his goals Lamar Brown for the team are “to be known for relentless effort. To compete at a very high level.” Equally important, he said, “I want them to be the best they can be – the best
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Sacred Heart Society serves the poor By Carol Z. Shane When you have 5,500 parishioners and a major building project, as does Sacred Heart Cathedral, priorities must be chosen for the congregation. Speaking of the church’s renewed chapter of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Rev. David Boettner observes, “We’ve got ‘a little construction’ going on, but that doesn’t diminish our commitment to the poor in any way.” The Society began in France in 1833 when law student Frédéric Ozanam joined Emmanuel Bailly, editor of the newspaper Tribune Catholique, to revive a student organization suspended during the turbulent years of revolution. That body grew into the Conference of Charity, dedicated to assisting the poor, and eventually adopted The Society
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of St. Vincent de Paul as its name after its patron saint, who lived from 1581-1660 and was known during his lifetime as “The Apostle of Charity” and “The Father of the Poor.” Boettner says that the final words of the Catholic Mass, “Ite, missa est,” don’t just mean the end of the service; with the Latin word “missa” related to the root “missio,” from which “mission” is derived, the phrase quite literally means “go and proclaim the gospel by the way you live.” “The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a tangible way to organize our parishioners,” says Boettner. “As people of faith, we believe that the root of charity is love – that’s the source and the energy that drives us into action.” This isn’t the first time that a chapter of The Society has existed at Sacred Heart, but with the arrival of Bishop Richard F. Stika in March 2009, it became a priority. Its first meeting in midFebruary attracted 30 people, with an additional 10 signing up for membership. And how will the group’s aid to needy in the Bearden area be implemented? “We partner with the Compassion Coalition,” says Boettner. “They have good
Steve Coy, director of communications, Mary Mac Wilson, director of parish operations, and the Rev. David Boettner show a drawing of the artwork that will adorn the dome of the new cathedral building. Photo by Carol Z. Shane training programs – how to engage in charitable acts, how to be a good listener. We want to know, what are the unmet needs?” The group intends to offer financial help with utility and food bills, housing and other costs of living. “I’ve just been looking at bus stops,” says Boettner. “We are actually a bus stop.” Boettner would
like to see The Society work with the city of Knoxville to provide shelter and benches where they are lacking for a service “that so many people use who don’t have any other means of transportation. It’s simply trying to understand the needs of people who are in the area and how to make an impact on their lives.” No doubt the group will
FAITH NOTES ■■ Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road, will hold the following special services –Wednesdays through March 29: 6 p.m. Lenten Meal, 7 p.m. Lenten Worship; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.: Palm Sunday Services, Worship with Holy Communion; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, Easter Cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ”; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 16, Easter Sunday Services, Worship with Holy Communion. Info: 865-690-9201. ■■ The FAITH Coalition will commemorate the 2017 National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (March 5-11) with a prayer breakfast 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, Community Evangelistic Church, 2650 Boyds Bridge Pike. The keynote speaker: Dr. Pernessa C. Seele; topic: “The Church and HIV: Is There a Balm in Gilead?” Free and open to faith leaders, but RSVP requested to 865-215-5170. ■■ Solway UMC, 3300 Guinn Road, hosts a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday. The group is led by Cindy Day. Info: 865-661-1178.
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Davis is Geographic State Bee semifinalist
Honoring Webb School student Andy Whitcomb, who died in 2014, three art pieces – two in color, one in black and white – will be at the center of the student Students started with a photograph of art exhibition at this year’s ArtXtravagan- Andy and used graphite and watercolor za art show and sale. pencils to create a grid-like portrait.
The slight misalignment of the panels only adds to the richness and energy of each portrait, said Upper School art teacher Joe Letitia.
The Episcopal School of Knoxville eighth-grader Carson Davis has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Tennessee National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held Friday, March 31, in Nashville. State champions will be eligible to compete in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters on May 14-17. Info: natgeobee.org
‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ underway
Knoxville Children’s Theatre is presenting “Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Jr.” Thursday-Sunday, through March 12, at the theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. The play is a live onstage version of the Broadway musical adapted from the classic animated film, especially written for ages 4 and older. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12; special cluding alumni from the rate for adult and child entering together, $10. Info/tickets: classes of 2015 and 2016, 865-208-3677 or knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com. as well as members of the Class of 2017, Andy’s graduating class, participated Tennessee’s 56 state parks are hosting free guided hikes in the creation of the three portraits. Several faculty statewide Saturday, March 18, to celebrate the coming of also took the time to work spring and the recreation opportunities state parks offer. Hikes will range in distance, degree of skill, accessibilon panels. For Letitia, the process ity, and time of day in an effort to accommodate the needs represented a way for stu- of all seeking to enjoy a day outdoors. Planned activities dents to realize the impor- along the trails include wildlife viewing, spring cleanups, tance of their individual scavenger hunts, historical interpretive programs and piece in contributing to the more. For a full list of all planned hikes for March 18, visit completed work. “It also provided a creative path,” http://bit.ly/2mjE3yT he added, “for students to come together and in their own way, remember and share their memories and ■■ Central Baptist Church-Bearden’s Children’s Consignment Sale, thoughts of their friend.” 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 6300 At the conclusion of the Deane Hill Drive. Proceeds will be donated to the West Hills ElemenArtXtravaganza, two of tary School FOOD 4 Kids Program. Consignor/volunteer registration the portraits were given to is open through 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Info/registration: Andy Whitcomb’s family.
Webb students create tribute to former classmate, friend Hundreds of art panels; each one its own abstract piece, each one representing a student’s personality or perhaps a memory or thought; yet each one, when put together, blossoming into the smiling and vibrant face of Webb student Andy Whitcomb, who passed away in June 2014 after a courageous fight against cancer. That’s what guests encountered in the three oversized art pieces – two in color, one in black and white – set up in the center of the student art exhibition at last weekend’s ArtXtravaganza art show and sale. Starting in the fall of 2014, Webb Upper School students were given the opportunity to participate in a project to honor
and remember Andy; a project that included creating three large, grid-like portraits, inspired by the art of Chuck Close. Spearheaded by Webb Upper School art teacher Joe Letitia, who previously worked as an assistant to Close, students applied graphite or watercolor pencils to numbered panels to correspond to the details shown on the same numbered squares set up on a large grid Letitia had laid over a blown-up photograph of Andy. When completed, the panels were arranged to replicate the photograph, but on a grander, more vivid and compelling scale. Each panel, approximately 4” X 4,” was also gridded to assist students
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as they worked out the more complicated aspects of their chosen tiles. “So, it was a grid within a grid within a grid,” says Letitia, “which was especially helpful for working around the face area and on other special features.” In their free time, students could work on as many or as few panels as they chose. What style or technique they wanted to use was up to them, and if the panels or the elements in them weren’t aligned just right when they were done, that only added to the richness and energy of each portrait, noted Letitia. “The point is not to make this perfectly realistic representation,” he said. “It’s to show the inconsistencies and differentiation; sort of like the different personalities of the kids who came together to create the whole of this one student.” More than 100 Webb high school students, in-
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Books for eight schools By Tom King Public school libraries in Knox County and elsewhere are given very small budgets to replenish their collections and buy Tom King new books. Knowing that, the North Knox Rotary Club, Rotarian Larry May and Wordsworth Classics joined to give $4,000 worth of books to eight schools in the North Knoxville area. The elementary school libraries that received $500 in new books include Fountain City, Halls, Inskip, Sterchi, Belle Morris and Shannondale as well as Gresham Middle and Halls Middle. Each school added approximately 100 books to its collection. May, a Rotarian for 25 years, owns L.B. May & Associates, which he began in 1991 as a wholesale book company. Today, he is the sole distributor in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for the very popular British-owned Wordsworth Classics children’s books. He distributes more 250,000 of these books annually. “I was principal for a day at Halls Elementary and I asked how I could help and they said they needed books for the library,” he said. “That’s easy. I can do this. I knew for a little bit of money we could get a lot of children’s classics for the
libraries.” Attention other Rotary clubs: May said he would be delighted if the other Rotary clubs in K nox v ille would adopt schools Larry May and that he could provide the books for $1.50 per book. May, who was president of the North Knox club in 2001-02, also served as president of what was then West Knox Rotary (now Bearden Rotary) in 1990-91. May also owns Mayco, which sells and distributes calendars to the bargain industry, and Freight Management System, a fullservice logistics company that provides transportation for skidded weight, truckload, intermodal and international shipments. ■■ May 6: Time for
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May 6 is Derby Day in Kentucky and it’s also the date for the third annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party fundraiser presented by the Rotary Club of Knoxville. Get it on your calendar! This year it will be at Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive from 3-7 p.m. Tickets are $75 and you can cut and paste this link to buy tickets: http://www.ismyrotaryclub.org/register4/index. cfm?EventID=77322129
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Mixed results in February By Sherry Witt
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On the heels of a redhot start to 2017, local real estate and lending markets cooled off a bit in February. For the month that Sherry Witt ended Feb. 28, there were 774 property transfers recorded in Knox County. While that number bested both January and last February’s totals, there was a substantial decrease in the value of properties sold. The aggregate value of land transferred during the month was $155.6 million, which was about $73 million less than January’s total, and nearly $25 million behind the pace set during February 2016. With only 19 business days on the calendar, February suffered from a lack of sizeable commercial transactions. Coming in the middle of winter, February is traditionally the
slowest month of the year for real estate activity. Increases in federal rates had an effect on mortgage lending, as only about $221.9 million was borrowed against real estate in Knox County, compared to almost $280 million in February of last year. Last month’s total also fell well short of the $314 million loaned in January. The largest real estate sale recorded in February involved multiple lots in the Hardin Valley community in a development known as Hayden Hill subdivision. The properties sold for $4.24 million. The largest mortgage loan of record was a construction Deed of Trust in the amount of $7 million filed on real estate in a commercial development off Merchants Road on Merchants Center Boulevard. It remains to be seen whether February’s activity will be a trend or just a brief aberration in what has been a stellar 12-18 months for the local markets.
BIZ NOTES ■■ Matthew L. Mancini, MD, has been chosen president-elect of the Tennessee Medical Association. Formal installations for
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The marble king Cotton C Co ott tton tt on had had d once onc ncee been been be en king and the railroads had dominated for a time but, by the late 1880s, another industry had assumed a major role in East Tennessee’s economy. Knoxville became a leader in the marble industry, and the industry was so big that Knoxville became known as Marble City. Although the first extensive developments were in Hawkins County, shipments from Knoxville via the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad were three times as great by 1881. There were 11 quarries operating in Knox County by 1882, and 300 workers were employed. By 1906, it was estimated that the county’s marble industry generated $1 million annually. The pioneer marble company in East Tennessee was in Rogersville (Hawkins County). Founded in 1838 by S.D. Mitchell and Orville Rice and operating as the Rogersville Marble Co., its quarry provided marble for interior furnishings such as floors, doors and mantelpieces. By 1850, its water-powered finishing machinery was used to produce monuments and tombstones. In 1873, William Patrick founded the Knoxville Marble Co. near the Forks of the River and became its president, with George W. Ross as secretary-treasurer. Ross’s son, John M. Ross, succeeded Patrick in 1886
but eventually sold to the W.H. Evans Co. Perhaps the most interesting of all the companies was established in 1878 by John J. Craig (1820-1892). Over the years it eventually morphed into John J. Craig Co. and its subsidiary Candoro Marble Works, where the marble was finished and artists such as the Italianborn sculptor Albert Milani (1892–1977) created elegant monuments. The patriarch of the family was succeeded in the business by his son John J. Craig Jr. (1860-1904) and then by his grandson John J. Craig III (1885-1944). With quarries near Friendsville and Concord, as well as in South Knoxville, the company became the foremost producer of pink Tennessee marble by the early 1900s. Born in Lauderdale County, Ala., on Sept. 20, 1820, John James Craig came to Knoxville in 1839. He married Mary C. Lyon, whose home was on what became Lyons View Pike. Craig began his career as cashier of the Union Bank and, in 1858, began construction of an impressive mansion on 11
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acres that now are a part of the University of Tennessee campus. He called it Lucknow, but it eventually became Melrose. The house was almost completed when the Civil War broke out, and Craig sold out and moved to Cincinnati. The family, including the three children who grew to maturity, W.L., John J. Jr. and Mary, returned to Knoxville in 1869. Many more generations of John J. Craigs have continued to make the company a strong presence in the industry for over 125 years. John J. Craig IV and John J. Craig V continued until recent times to serve as officers in the business. In 1926, John J. Craig III, like his grandfather, built an elegant mansion. His was called Craiglen and was located on Westland Drive, featuring Tennessee marble throughout. It has been called the most elaborate and beautifully detailed of all the Barberdesigned homes. Patterned after a palazzo in Florence, Italy, it has two wings con-
nected by a loggia with six sets of Palladian doors. Several terraces provide views of two acres of gardens and woodlands with exedra, ponds and herb gardens. The marble columns, walls, ceilings and floors provide a museum-like example of the beauty of Tennessee marble. Locally, the Craigs provided marble for the U.S. Post Office on Main, the State Office Building on Cumberland, the Criminal Court Building on Gay and interior marble for some of UT’s buildings. Several Washington, D.C., buildings were also constructed with marble from the Craig quarries: Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology, AFL-CIO Headquarters, Australian Chancery and, most notably, some of the stone for the National Gallery of Art, at one time the largest marble building in the world. (Dr. Tumblin’s latest book, Fountain City: Those Who Made a Difference, is available at Page’s Fountain City Pharmacy, Pratt’s Country Store, Long’s Pharmacy, the East Tennessee History Center, Union Avenue Books and online
Albert Milani (1892-1977). The Italian-born master sculptor is probably working on the American eagles used on the U.S. Post Office Building between Main and Cumberland. Photograph courtesy of the East Tennessee Historical Society
Rock of Ages East Tennessee’s Marble Industry Through May 14, 2017 East Tennessee marble is prized the world over. There are only two months left to visit the exhibit that describes the industry that launched the stone’s fame and crowned Knoxville as the Marble City! The marble industry was once an important sector of East Tennessee’s economy. Beginning in the mid-1800s, demand for East Tennessee marble increased, it being sourced for the interiors and exteriors of homes, businesses and government buildings in Tennessee and across the country. Occurring in a vein in what is called the Holston Formation, Tennessee marble is actually a type of crystalline limestone. It resembles marble when polished, and architects and builders cherish its pinkishgray color. It also occurs in gray, dark burgundy (“cedar”) and some variegated shades. Visit the exhibit at the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum at 601 S. Gay St. (across from the Tennessee Theatre). M-F: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., 865-215-8830. Exhibit closes Sunday, May 14, 2017.
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Neighbors battle over mental health facility Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones want to divert nonviolent, misdemeanor offenders with mental health issues to a 24-bed urgent care center for psychiatric treatment rather than take them to jail. Burchett has patched together a funding package through partnerships with Helen Ross McNabb Center, the state and the city of Knoxville. Officials, starting with then-Atty. Gen. Randy Nichols, have worked eight years on this, and now it’s at risk of blowing apart. A crucial use-on-review vote comes before MPC on Thursday. I’ve written more on this for the Karns edition, which you can read online, but last week’s public meet-
Sandra Clark ing was mind-bending. After a mother told of her son’s adult-onset schizophrenia, a man stood to say, “It’s not a ‘sick’ problem, it’s a ‘sin’ problem.” He said offenders should go to jail and added that we’re just becoming too soft. It’s probably the first time Tim Burchett has been called “soft.” Neighbors have legitimate concerns about the location of such a facility, but surely no one in 2017 can question the need and the moral imperative for it. Let’s build this center.
John Butler to run for City Council Knoxville NAACP president Dr. John A. Butler will be a candidate for City Council in this year’s elections. Butler is presiding elder of the Knoxville District, AME Zion Church, and pastor of Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in Mechanicsville. He will contend for the district seat now held by Daniel Brown, one of five termlimited incumbents who will step aside in December. John Butler In 2015, Butler filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against Knox County Schools demanding better facilities and more representative faculties in inner city schools. “I am offering myself to serve as the advocate for District 6,” said Butler. “I want to advocate for District 6 and for other parts of the city.” Butler, who served on the Asheboro, N.C., school board before coming to Knoxville with his wife, Donna, and their three children in 2007, was a captain in the U.S. Army National Guard/Army Reserve and holds three earned degrees. He chairs the FAITH Coalition (which aims to reduce HIV and AIDS) and volunteers with Knoxville Save Our Sons Advisory Committee, Beck Cultural Exchange Center, Great Schools Part-
Betty Bean nership, KCS Disparities in Educational Outcomes steering committee, Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership and TVA stakeholder group “Energy EfficiencyInformation Exchange.” He is the past president of the Knoxville Interdenominational Christian Ministerial Alliance (KICMA) and served seven years as a member of the Knoxville Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC). If elected, Butler said his goal will be to boost community engagement, economic development and small business development with the aim of growing living-wage jobs. He will have the enthusiastic support of former county commissioner Diane Jordan, who said she is excited that Butler plans to run. “He’s our hero,” she said. “Nobody took us seriously until he filed that complaint, and we would have lost Vine Middle School if he hadn’t done it. He has earned our support and I’m going to do everything I can to help him get elected.” Butler will join a crowded field of candidates in the Aug. 29 primary, which will be decided by Sixth District voters only. The top two vote getters in each district will run citywide in the Nov. 8 General Election.
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Tennessee track stuck in reverse Speaking of athletics directors, did you spot Dave Hart at the bus stop, waiting for Tennessee’s one-man track team to come home from the Southeastern Conference indoor championships? It is understandable if the departing director was busy elsewhere. His reconstruction plan for the once famous Volunteer program isn’t going very well. But for Christian Coleman, it wouldn’t be going at all. The junior sprinter scored 18.25 points, about the same as all other UT track and field athletes, men and women, combined. Coleman, relay reserve at the Rio Olympics, won the SEC 60, was second in the 200 and ran a leg on an eighth-place relay team. Others boosted the scoring total to 23.5 points, bad enough for 10th place, far, far behind real track teams. Tennessee women were worse. They scored 13.5 points and finished 12th. Hart’s choice to rebuild the track program, Beth Alford-Sullivan, is in her third year as director. Her results are much like her predecessor’s, the honorable J.J. Clark. He got fired – after his people recruited Coleman.
Coleman was virtually hidden at Our Lady of Mercy, a small Catholic school on Evander Holyfield Highway outside Fayetteville, Ga. At 5-9 and 159, he considered himself a very fast defensive back and wide receiver with an invitation to continue football at 1-AA Valparaiso University. Life-changing events occurred in the spring of his senior year. In the Georgia Olympics, he set records in the 100 and 200, won the long jump and anchored Mercy to a gold medal in the 4x100 relay. He ran fifth in the 100 and 11th in the 200 at the New Balance Nationals and was suddenly sought as a big-time track talent. “My life could be a lot different,” said Coleman. He realizes he could be grinding away in spring football practice where the game doesn’t matter all that much. “I thought track was a
good opportunity for me. I took a leap of faith, and this is where God wanted me to be.” Why Coleman chose Tennessee remains a mystery. There is one clue. In 2007, at age 11, he won an AAU national title in the boys’ long jump – at Tom Black Track. Things were some better back then. The Vols notched another SEC title. There has been a dropoff and it is still dropping. The recent SEC meet represented an uncomfortable decline from last year – which wasn’t very good. These Vols scored about half as many points as the 2015 joint effort. Tennessee cross-country results fit the pattern. Last October, male distance runners were a distant ninth in the SEC meet, 250 points behind champion Arkansas. UT women finished 14th (last). Coach Alford-Sullivan still sounds optimistic. She talks about how young is her team. She emphasizes improvement and personal bests, even when they are far behind scoring minimums. Beth isn’t getting a lot of help from the athletics department. Poorly managed restoration of Tom Black Track ran past the deadline and the facility was inoper-
able last outdoor season. The school doesn’t have an indoor track. It does have track history. Several coaches were responsible. Chuck Rohe put track in the headlines and won an astonishing 15 consecutive SEC titles. Stan Huntsman built on that. Back in the era of dual meets, he led the Vols to a 93-26-3 record, 20 SEC titles and Tennessee’s first NCAA championship. Ex-Vol Doug Brown lasted long enough to go 53-8 and win four SEC titles and another NCAA crown. Bill Webb did rather well – 521, four SEC and two NCAA titles. Terry Crawford and Clark were big winners with the women. Clark got promoted with the merger. You don’t really want to know what happened after that. Right now, the Vols do not have a competitive track team. They have one of the finest sprinters in the world and others in similar colors who don’t accomplish all that much when it is time to run, jump or throw. Coach and athletes remain hopeful. Maybe the new AD will fix it. Marvin West invites reader reactions. His address is email@example.com
Currie selected on split vote Newly designated University of Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie was not the unanimous choice of the six-member search committee, this writer has learned from sources who declined to be named. Peyton Manning and t r u ste e Charlie Anderson voted for former coach Phil Fulmer, while Currie was John Currie the choice of the remaining four members. None are talking on the record. The hire was a strong surprise. Manning did attend the Currie news conference Thursday in a show of unity. Interestingly, Chancellor Beverly Davenport, who was not a committee member, participated in some of the closed interviews, which increased the number of women involved from one to two – but still there were no African-Americans. Davenport, who nominally named the committee, announced the list before she even arrived in Knoxville to become chancellor. She also flew to Kansas to interview Currie after interviewing Fulmer and perhaps others. It is felt Davenport want-
ed someone who had spent a significant part of their career outside Tennessee. Currie meets that standard. When Currie last lived in Knoxville, he lived on Hillvale Turn and his family attended Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. They were active in the community, but the majority of his life has been removed from Knoxville. If Currie, who will become 46 on April 1, restores the Lady Vols name after his April arrival, it will go a long way to winning over people who have misgivings over this surprise choice. However, the people who in reality picked him may not allow him to do this. It remains to be seen whether he will have the freedom Dave Hart has had to do whatever he wanted as athletic director. The search was trusteedriven and owned. Davenport was the conduit by which it all occurred, but her main role was to approve the choice from her employers (trustees). It will be interesting to see how
she handles the search for a new provost and communications vice chancellor. ■■ Meanwhile, the state Senate Education Committee has added $450,000 for an “intellectual diversity office,” which UT President Joe DiPietro is less than happy about. He had no clue it was coming. Davenport needs to start getting to know local lawmakers so she can be a player. Unfortunately, UT’s credibility is weak among lawmakers in Nashville, and Davenport has not been prompt in responding to inquiries. ■■ Karl Dean, former Nashville mayor, has announced as a Democratic candidate for governor next year. If elected, he would be the third consecutive mayor to become governor, following Phil Bredesen of Nashville and Bill Haslam. Interestingly, Dean declined to criticize Haslam and called him a “very good governor.” This contrasts with several GOP candidates seeking to replace Haslam who oppose Haslam’s gas tax proposal, helped to defeat his Insure Tennessee proposal or separated themselves from Haslam’s disavowal of Donald Trump in the recent presidential campaign. It also contrasts with the state Democratic Party chair, who often criticizes
Haslam. Dean is already running a general election campaign (but he may face state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh in the primary). Appealing to Haslam Republicans, who may not be happy with the eventual GOP nominee, may be a bright strategy. The current GOP candidate most closely identified with Haslam is Knoxville’s Randy Boyd, former Economic and Community Development commissioner, who filed his campaign papers on Monday. ■■ Kelsey Finch, former city director, is considering a race for city council to replace former mayor and council member Daniel Brown, who is term limited. ■■ State Rep. Rick Staples turns 47 on March 12, and former Gov. Don Sundquist turns 81 on March 15. ■■ Doug Harris, former school board chair, and his wife, Carla, are back after 3½ months circling the world and visiting over 24 countries. They especially liked Bolivia, Peru and Chile. They were in Wellington, New Zealand, on the 10th floor of a building during a 7.8 earthquake, which was a challenging experience. They felt New Zealand was one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
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expenses. Coverdell ESAs offer a broader variety of investment options compared to many 529 plans, and plan fees are also commonly lower.3,4 Contributions to Coverdell ESAs aren’t tax-deductible, but the account enjoys tax-deferred growth and withdrawals are tax-free so long as they are used for qualified education expenses. Contributions may be made until the account beneficiary turns 18. The money must be withdrawn when the beneficiary turns 30 (there is a 30-day grace period), or taxes and penalties will be incurred. Money from a Coverdell ESA may even be rolled over tax-free into a 529 plan (but 529 plan money may not be rolled over into a Coverdell ESA).2,4 UGMA & UTMA accounts. These all-purpose savings and investment accounts are often used to save for college. When you put money in the account, you are making an irrevocable gift to your child. You manage the account assets. When your child reaches the “age of majority” (usually 18 or 21, as defined by state UGMA or UTMA law), he or she can use the money to pay for college; however, once that age is reached, that child can also use the money to pay for anything else.5 Cash value life insurance. If you have a “cash-rich” permanent life insurance policy, you can take a loan from (or even cash out) the policy to meet college costs. The principal portions of these loans are tax-exempt in most instances. Should you fail to repay the loan balance, however, the policy’s death benefit will be lower.6 Did you know that the value of a life insurance policy is not factored into a student’s financial aid calculation? That
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Prior to investing in a 529 Plan investors should consider whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program. Withdrawals used for qualified expenses are federally tax free. Tax treatment at the state level may vary. Please consult with your tax advisor before investing. Life insurance policies contain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms for keeping them in force. Loans and withdrawals reduce the policy’s cash value and death benefit and increase the chance that the policy may lapse. If the policy lapses, terminates, is surrendered or becomes a modified endowment, the loan balance at such time would generally be viewed as distributed and taxable under the general rules for distributions of policy cash values. This material was prepared by MarketingPro, Inc., and does not necessarily represent the views of the presenting party, nor their affiliates. This information has been derived from sources believed to be accurate. Please note - investing involves risk, and past performance is no guarantee of future results. The publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If assistance is needed, the reader is advised to engage the services of a competent professional. This information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for the purpose of avoiding any Federal tax penalty. This is neither a solicitation nor recommendation to purchase or sell any investment or insurance product or service, and should not be relied upon as such. All indices are unmanaged and are not illustrative of any particular investment. Citations. 1 - irs.gov/uac/529-Plans:-Questions-and-Answers [8/24/15]; 2 - time.com/money/3149426/college-savings-esa-529-differencesfinancial-aid/ [8/21/14]; 3 - figuide.com/new-benefits-for-529-plans.html [1/13/16]; 4 - time.com/money/4102891/coverdell529-education-college-savings-account/ [11/9/15]; 5 - franklintempleton.com/investor/products/goals/education/ugma-utmaaccounts?role=investor [2/3/16]; 6 - investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/102915/life-insurance-vs-529.asp [10/29/15]
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Surviving spring allergies While the sunshine is refreshing, one thing that the spring season brings is not welcomed. Allergies are perhaps one of the most underdiagnosed problems in America today, and in East Tennessee in particular. When looking at yearly published lists of the worst allergy cities in the United States, many cities in East Tennessee are at the top of the list. Even though allergies in our area are common, appropriate diagnosis and treatment of them is no easy task. It is important to identify what is causing an allergic reaction to develop effective allergy management. In many cases, patients are not receiving the best treatment. “There are many people who have been tested and treated with shot therapy for 10 to 15 years who are still suffering from symptoms,” says Fort Sanders Regional ear,
nose and throat physician Mark Gurley. He assures that using different types of testing results in forming the best treatment plan for allergy sufferers.
■ Fatigue – although most people do not realize it, fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of allergies and ofFort Sanders Regional ear, nose and throat physicians Mark Gurley, MD, William Merwin, MD, Clyde Mathison, MD and Leonten results in diminished ard Brown, MD work to manage patients’ allergies on a case-by-case basis to discover effective treatments for each individual. academic or work performance. skin prick. This test is equal in sensitivity to to which they react. This allows the body to ■ Itching or rash eventually recognize the offending allergen ■ Runny nose: Clear nasal drainage is a the RAST test. ■ Intra-Dermal is a less common as a normal part of the environment, rather common report with allerform of allergy testing where a small than as an attacking entity. gies. ■ Restless sleep patterns: amount of the suspected allergen is placed ■ Antihistamines: Histamines are just Dust or feather allergies can just beneath the patient’s skin. The skin one of many substances released during an flare up due to the exposure is then examined for any reactions. This allergic reaction. They are usually associattest is more sensitive than either RAST or ed with swelling, redness and itching. Antito an allergen in your bed. Multi-test. ■ Itchy, watery eyes histamines prevent or counter the release ■ IDT (intra-dermal titration) is ■ Gastrointestinal disand effects of histamines. tress: Allergies can cause where an actual level of response to an al■ Steroids: Topical steroids are creams nausea, irritable bowel symp- lergen is obtained, similar to RAST, but the used on the skin to reduce itching, redness patient is directly tested with a suspected toms or diarrhea. allergen as described in the intra-dermal and rashes. Nasal steroids are administered method. This is arguably the most accurate in a nose spray and are used to decrease irTypes of testing ritation and reaction in the nose and ears. In■ RAST is a safe, simple method of diagnosing inhaled allergies, the haled steroids are administered through an kind most commonly associated with upper blood test with no risk of alinhaler or nebulizer to reduce inflammation respiratory symptoms. lergen exposure to the paand reactions in the lungs. Systemic steroids tient. All testing is done in are given by injection, mouth or intravenousAllergy treatments a laboratory where the pa■ Avoidance: In some instances avoid- ly and are usually reserved for recalcitrant or tient’s blood is exposed to ance of the offending allergen may be all severe allergic reactions. different allergens. If you are suffering from allergies and Do some old-fashioned spring cleaning. The ■ Multi-test is a common that is needed. In all allergy cases, avoidlack of fresh air during the winter allows dust to need treatment from an ear, nose and test performed by placing ance is recommended. collect in corners and closets. ■ Allergy desensitization: Shots, throat physician, visit covenanthealth.com/ drops of allergen serum on the patient’s skin and expos- sub-lingual drops or other methods of grad- findaphysician to locate a physician at Fort Make your bed an allergy-free zone. Use the ing the patient with a small ual exposure of the patient to the allergens Sanders Regional.
SPRING SPRING ALLERGIES! ALLERGIES! 10 Tips to Help You Combat Sniffles this Season
hot cycle to wash your bedding and, if you are severely allergic, buy special allergen-proof pillows, mattresses and box springs that have tight fabric weaves to keep out dust mites.
Wash towels and linens in hot water.
Use the air conditioner when you’re in a car. Riding with the windows down lets allergens blow into the vehicle.
Don’t smoke, and insist that smokers in your household smoke outside the house and car. If you or someone you know wants to quit smoking, visit covenanthealth.com/stopsmoking
Consider designating certain rooms in your house as “pet-free” areas where you can breathe easily.
Buy throw rugs even if you have carpeted rooms. Throw rugs will help the carpet stay allergen free.
Minimize clutter in order to minimize the dust in your house.
Buy a dehumidifier. Dust mites don’t do well in humidity below 45 percent.
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events – and lace up your running shoes! The races are set for Saturday, April 1 (5K race and the popular Covenant Kids Run) and Sunday, April 2 (half-marathon, two- and fourperson relays and full marathon). The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has grown to become the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee. As in previous years, all races will have an exciting finish on the 50-yard line inside Neyland Stadium. For many, it is the thrill of seeing themselves on the JumboTron as they cross the finish line that
inspires them to participate in the events. But the best reward may be what runners gain by the entire experience. Proceeds from the marathon benefit the Knoxville Track Club’s youth athletic program and Covenant’s Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC), which encourages people with disabilities to pursue leisure and sports activities. To learn more or to register, go to www.knoxvillemarathon .com. Covenant Health employees may get 50 percent off the registration fee by using the entry code COVENANT2017.
Install new air filters or invest in an air purifier.
Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon races set for April 1-2
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Wokie and Stephen Wicks. Stephen is curator at Knoxville Museum of Art.
For the love of wine and art By Sherri Gardner Howell DeLena Feliciano, who is with KMA Visitor Services, and her friend and volunteer Leslie Chang Jantz helped pass out souvenir wine glasses to the guests.
KMA Guild members Wendy Ellis and Sandi Burdick were on hand to greet guests.
L’Amour du Vin Wine Auction and Dinner finished a fundraising week for the Knoxville Museum of Art in style. The annual event has grown tremendously since five friends – Lee and Susan Hyde, Pete and Jan Peter and Carolyn Browning – pulled together a wine dinner and auction in 2000. The signature dinner is now preceded earlier in the week with a Sponsor Dinner and Artists Luncheon at Blackberry Farm. For many Knoxvillians, L’Amour du Vin goes on calendars first. Quick conversations Saturday night, however, also found several first-time attendees. With enthusiasm already running high – and the dinner bell not yet sounded – there is little doubt they will look with anticipation to next year.
Randy and Melissa Burleson of the Aubrey’s family of restaurants were chairs of the 2017 L’Amour du Vin. Longtime supporter Blackberry Farm and Lexus of Knoxville were back to make the evening special. Experts from Napa Valley wineries were on hand to guide patrons through the wines at dinner and to make considerable donations to the auctions. Several Knoxvillians had much more impressive wine cellars at evening’s end. KMA executive director David Butler has special memories of L’Amour du Vin. This was the 12th time he attended the event. “The weekend I came to Knoxville to interview at KMA for the first time was the weekend of L’Amour du Vin,” said Butler. What a great introduction to Knoxville’s art community!
Lisa and David Reath at L’Amour du Vin Wine Auction and Dinner
Allison and Fred Smith enjoy the pre-dinner silent auction. Fred is a KMA board member.
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery CEO Beth Novak Milliken shares a laugh with KMA Guild president Sandy Lucas and Susan French. Spottswoode is a family-owned winery in Napa Valley.
HAPPENINGS ■■ “The Busy Body,” through March 12, Clarence Brown Theatre’s Carousel Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave. Performance schedule/tickets: 865-974-5161 or clarencebrowntheatre.com. ■■ KARM Dragon Boat Festival early bird team registration discounts available through April 13. The Dragon Boat Festival will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Cove at Concord Park. Info: karm. org/dragonboats. ■■ The Veterans Legal Advice Clinic, noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, Knox County Public Defender’s Office, 1101 Liberty St. Sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association, Knoxville Barristers, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the local Veterans Affairs Office. ■■ “Fireflies and Glow-Worms” lecture, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, UT Arboretum Auditorium, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge. Presented by Lynn Faust discussing her book “Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada.” A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public. Info: utarboretumsociety.org. ■■ STFK Science Cafe meeting,
5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Guest speaker: Dr. Joshua P. Emery, UT Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Topic: “Pluto and Beyond.” Info/RSVP: rsvp@ knoxsciencecafe.org. ■■ “The Bridges of Madison County,” Friday-Sunday, March 10-12, Walters State Community College Inman Humanities Theatre on Morristown campus. Performances: 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Info/tickets: etcplays.org or 423-318-8331. ■■ New Play Festival: “The Nearly Final Almost Posthumous Play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister” by Kris Bauske, Friday-Sunday, March 10-26, Theatre Knoxville Downtown space, 306 N. Gay St. Performances: 8 p.m. ThursdaysSaturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/ tickets/reservations: 865-546-4280. ■■ Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: “The Music of Journey,” 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Tickets: $35-$89. Info/tickets: 865-291-3310 or knoxvillesymphony.com.
KMA executive director David Butler talks with Mary Walker and Mollie Turner at the fundraising event.
First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Bring your instrument. No auditions necessary. Info: oakridgephilharmonia.org. ■■ Sertoma St. Patrick’s Dinner and Concert, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Tickets: $50; reservation deadline: March 6. Presented by South Knoxville and University Area Sertoma Clubs. Funds raised go to UT Speech and Hearing Department. Info/ reservations: facebook.com/ knoxvilledowntownsertomaclub; 865-546-8656. ■■ Knoxville Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Dinner and lecture, $17; lecture only, $5. Speaker: Dr. E.C. Fields Jr. RSVP by noon Monday, March 13: 865-671-9001. ■■ AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 15-16 O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: George Hancock, 865-368-8294.
■■ Locust Honey String Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $15, some discounts available. Info/tickets: jubileearts.org; 865-523-7521; knoxtix.com; at the door.
■■ Appalachian Arts Craft Center Spring Porch Sale begins Thursday, March 16, at the center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton. Features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Center. Sale runs for two weeks. Info: 865-494-9854 or appalachianarts.net.
■■ Oak Ridge Philharmonia open house, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 12,
■■ Marble City Opera: Verdi’s “La Traviata,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-
Saturday, March 16-18, Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike. Admission: $25. Info/tickets: www. marblecityopera.com. ■■ World Storytelling Day, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Vienna Coffee House, 212 College St., Maryville. $5 donations appreciated. Presented by Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association. Info: 865-429-1783; Cuznjan@juno.com; smokymountaintellers.org. ■■ Shibori Silk Scarves workshop,10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructor: Pat K. Thomas. Registration deadline: March 11. Info/registration: 865-494-9854 or appalachianarts.net. ■■ World Storytelling Day, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, Tribute Theater, 175 E. Wears Valley Road, Suite #22, Pigeon Forge. $5 donations appreciated. Presented by Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association. Info: 865-429-1783; cuznjan@juno. com; smokymountaintellers.org. ■■ “Stepping Off the Edge” workshop, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Cost: $7, Arts & Culture Alliance members; $10, nonmembers. Info/registration: knoxalliance.com or sc@ knoxalliance.com.
professor of German Daniel Magilow, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Holly’s Gourmet’s Market and Café, 5107 Kingston Pike. Hosted by the UT Humanities Center. Reservations required; seating limited. Reservations: 865-330-0123. ■■ The Big Ears Festival, ThursdaySunday, March 23-26, various venues. Info/tickets: bigearsfestival.com. ■■ Landscape Painting workshop, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 23-April 27, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructor: Sherry Smith. Registration deadline: March 16. Info/registration: 865-494-9854 or appalachianarts.net. ■■ RSVP deadline for the UT School of Music Gala is Friday, March 24. The Gala will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, and will feature a wine pull, fine dining, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment by School of Music faculty and students. Tickets: $200. Proceeds go to student scholarships. Info/reservations: music.utk.edu/gala. ■■ Rooting Pot Planter workshop, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructor: Barbara Holt. Registration deadline: March 18. Info/registration: 865-494-9854 or appalachianarts.net.
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asked. “Nope, not suicidal,” Hayden replied. Two days later, a seemingly happy Hayden met a friend for breakfast. On the way home, he stopped at a gun store and purchased a rifle. Minutes after arriving home, he logged into his Facebook account and posted a status update his mother said was “essentially a suicide note.” Shortly afterward, Hayden Kyle instantly ended his life. “I really felt like he was getting a fresh start,” Panell said as she wiped away tears. “It never crossed my mind that he would not survive this. I always felt that it was just a matter of time. I just Peninsula hosted could not see a world in which a dedication we did everything – medicaceremony tion, inpatient and outpatient for Hayden’s treatment, psychiatry, therabenches on Feb. pists, school transfers – I just 16. Chaplain could not see a world where all Luanne Prevost of that would not be enough to and Amanda help him.” Panell spoke to “One of the most difficult rethose gathered, alities of working with clients and balloons who have depression is losing in Hayden’s one to suicide,” said Jo Willey, favorite colors licensed master of social workwere released in er, Peninsula Intensive Outpahis memory. tient Program therapist. “It is similar to losing a loved one to cancer. The client, family and professionals are all invested, the best its “Peer Support Group” outings. treatments are provided, and there Despite Hayden’s willingness can be periods of remission, but the and collaboration with mental cancer prevails. “I have worked with clients and health professionals, treatment options and support networks, Panell their families to treat depression, saw him slipping further away. “I and the majority improve, but could really tell that he felt hopeless sometimes, sadly and despite all and we knew we had to do some- efforts, the depression is stronger,” she added. thing drastic,” said Panell. “After he died, I had people That “something drastic” was a “fresh start” to which Hayden come to me and say, ‘I’ve felt this readily agreed. He transferred to way – I know how Hayden felt. He Cleveland State Community Col- didn’t want to hurt you; the pain lege and moved in with his mater- just had to stop. He just couldn’t nal grandmother and her husband. live one more day,’” said Panell beHe landed a job and was going to tween sobs. “I really want to encourage that school. He also became active in a college student group at his church, conversation because I think the all while continuing his therapy more we talk about it and understand how it happens, then we and medication. On Feb. 16, 2016, he returned can be a little more empathetic to Knoxville for his monthly psy- and help each other. There is no chiatric appointment. His mother shame about the way Hayden died. accompanied him, and listened as We mourn him just as we would if the doctor asked what percentage cancer had killed him. If by talking about this we can prevent [it] from of time he felt depressed. His answer? Eighty percent. happening to one other family, it “Are you suicidal?” the doctor would be worth it.”
Mother turns advocate after son’s suicide “I just can’t imagine …” It’s a phrase Amanda Panell has heard many times over the past year. The words are well-intent ioned, meant to ease the pain of losing of her 20-year-old son to suicide. But while the words provide some comfort, they always fall short. Hayden Kyle won’t come home again. But he won’t be forgotten, either. On Feb. 16, two days before the one-year Hayden and his anniversary of Hayden’s mom, Amanda death, Panell attended a ceremony at Peninsula Outpatient Center on Dowell Springs Blvd., where a pair no longer of benches she donated were placed seemed to in his honor and dedicated to his be himself. memory. “It was hard “Hayden enjoyed his time in to figure out Peer Support at Peninsula, and he what were typical teenage issues was very passionate about mental versus what was very serious dehealth, about teen mental health in pression,” said Panell. particular, and he gave a lot of his “But we’re very open as a family time to that cause,” said Panell.“So and so we immediately tried to adthe benches seemed like a really dress the issues head-on because good fit.” we noticed the change in him.” The benches not only provide a However, it was not until he place for Peninsula outpatient cli- turned 17 and had his last visit to ents to sit while they wait for public his pediatrician that Panell learned transportation, but also serve as just how serious Hayden’s condia tangible reminder of the young tion was. man who lost his five-year struggle The nurse performed a routine with depression. He was one of 948 mental health screening and was Tennesseans to take their lives in asking Hayden questions, Pannell 2016. recalled. “I’ll never forget that one The figure is eye-opening. But of the questions was, ‘Have you ever when the number hits home as it thought about hurting yourself?’ did for Amanda Panell, it is devas- and he said, ‘Yes, I think about it all tating. the time.’ I was completely floored. Desperate to understand, she It was really scary because I had began searching for answers. never heard him talk about that.” “I just really wanted to underThe doctor took Hayden’s reply stand, because I have never felt seriously and referred him to a suicidal and it was just so unfath- therapist. After several visits, “the omable to me,” said Panell, who therapist told us he felt like there immersed herself in suicide re- was more going on than just talking search after Hayden’s death. would be able to work out,” Panell “What would cause someone said. “He thought Hayden was very with everything going for him to depressed, may need medication, make this decision? I found out and felt he should see a psychiatrist that depression is the second lead- too.” ing cause of death for people in his Armed with that support, it apage group.” peared things were back on track as Hayden Kyle was a bundle of Hayden graduated in the top 5 pergood looks and smarts with a cent of his class at Bearden High heart filled with compassion for School. A 30 on his ACT had earned the less fortunate. “He was just a him a scholarship to the University joy growing up – very, very bright, of Tennessee, where he enrolled to very sweet.” said Panell. “He was a study computer science. happy and content child for a long, By all accounts, his future long time.” looked bright – bright to everyone, But around age 16, Hayden that is, except Hayden, who was
still on medication and in therapy for major depressive disorder. In September 2013, Hayden ingested a large amount of acetaminophen in his first suicide attempt. Realizing what he’d done, he sought treatment at the Parkwest Medical Center emergency department. After several days in a mental health center, Hayden was released with a treatment plan and a schedule of counseling sessions. Although he returned to classes at UT, Panell said, “After that point, school was a slow, gradual decline for him.” A second suicide attempt came in 2015 when Hayden pointed a toy gun at two Knoxville police officers and begged them to shoot him. Instead, they took him to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, where he was stabilized before being transferred to Peninsula Hospital for several days. He later went to The Lighthouse, Peninsula’s Outpatient Clinic for counseling, and became active in
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