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Here comes Randy Boyd By Scott Frith

Last month, Randy Boyd, the former state commissioner of economic and community development, kicked off his campaign for governor. Boyd is best known for his philanthropy, ownership Scott Frith of the Tennessee Smokies baseball team, and as founder of PetSafe (the folks who make the invisible fence for your dog). Media coverage is the lifeblood of any statewide campaign, and Boyd has proven skilled at getting it. While money can’t buy you love, money can certainly buy good publicity. Boyd has figured out that giving away a lot of money can bring a steady stream of positive media coverage for a nascent gubernatorial campaign. For example, just last week Boyd announced a $223,000 donation to the South-Doyle High School library. (Boyd attended South-Doyle.) Last October, Boyd donated $5.5 million to UT track and field. (Boyd attended UT.) Last month, Boyd announced a $5 million gift to the Knoxville Zoo. (Boyd clearly likes animals.) You get the idea. It also helps to be friends with the governor. Randy Boyd is a longtime political ally of Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam has openly praised Boyd. Expect their financial supporters to be indistinguishable. This cozy relationship is almost certain to cause unease among conservative Republican primary voters. Just as Shirley MacLaine once said to never trust a man when he’s in love, drunk, or running for office, many conservatives will question whether Boyd is a conservative at all. In fact, Boyd appears to have anticipated this problem by bringing in Republican lifer and conservative stalwart Chip Saltsman to run his campaign. Also, while Boyd may be a Haslam ally, Boyd won’t retrace Haslam’s path to Nashville. Haslam was elected mayor of Knoxville twice before being elected governor. Boyd has never run for office. (Even Bob Corker served as mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006.) Boyd’s decision to skip local office reflects a new political reality. It’s a lot tougher for a Republican to get elected mayor than it used to be. For example, it’s no secret that Knoxville has To page A-3

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Bearden Elementary students’ artwork on display at Bijou By Kelly Norrell On April 7, while thousands made their way to Rhythm and Blooms venues downtown, a capacity crowd also sipped juice, nibbled cookies and viewed the artwork of children at the upstairs gallery of the Bijou Theatre. The occasion was the opening night reception of Bearden at the Bijou, the annual Bearden Elementary student art show at the Bijou Theatre. Each of the school’s about 365 students exhibited work they have been preparing all year under the direction of art teacher Elaine Eng. To page A-3 Fifth-grader Jackie Hamby made the blue mask next to her face. She said she painted clouds on top to describe her mind wandering, birds over her eyes to describe how she sees, and wind near the mouth because she is quiet like the wind.

Bobby Todd Antiques to relocate to Bearden Well-known Sweetwater gift and antique shop Bobby Todd Antiques is relocating to its sister store, “UPSTAIRS,� at 4514 Old Kingston Pike, in Knoxville. Bobby Brown and Todd Richesin announced they will be moving the store following the sale of their current building in Sweetwater; initially opening a “Pop-up Shop� for Bobby Todd in late summer, and then transforming the UPSTAIRS location fully to Bobby Todd for the opening of their much anticipated Bobby Todd Christmas

Shop in October. Situated in the iconic “Up and Down Service Station,� UPSTAIRS is at 4514 Old Kingston Pike in the heart of the Bearden district, at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Lyons View Pike. Bobby and Todd are thrilled with their plans to relocate. “This is something we have been dreaming about for some time,� said Richesin. “We want to consolidate our efforts and return to our original Bobby Todd mission statement, which involves really fo-

cusing on each and every product we offer, making sure it is right for our brand,� said Brown. Bobby Todd was founded on the idea that the shop would be an extension of the way Bobby and Todd live in their own home. They have since moved from their original loft space in Knoxville’s historic Old City, to a gracious European country home in West Knoxville; but their current home embodies their dream of the way people should live. To page A-11

The mall called East Towne: What’s next? By Shannon Carey

Expect Knoxville Center to be renamed East Town(e) and the property used for residential, office and retail. Look for roadwork, greenways and drive-up, exterior entrances for small shops. The changes were in the works before the recent announcement that J.C. Penney will close in September, one of 138 closures across the country, said Patrick King. (The West Town store will remain open.) King is community development specialist for Knoxville Partners LLC, which bought Knoxville Center in August 2016. King met last week with Knoxville City Council member Nick Della Volpe to review plans for the mall. Della Volpe has championed the mall area businesses during his tenure on the council. King said the Knoxville Partners strategy has not changed, even as the company is disappointed by the Penney closure. “The reality is the mall will have to shift.� Giant shopping malls across America are hurting as anchor tenants such as Sears and J.C. Penney close. Sarah Halzack, writing in The Washington Post on April 5, called it “a fresh round of distress

Knoxville City Council member Nick Della Volpe stands with Patrick King, the man leading efforts to revitalize Knoxville Center mall. signals in the retail industry� as Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced plans to close nearly 400 stores. “The shake-out among retailers has been building for years, and it

is now arriving in full force,� she wrote. With consumers buying online, America is “overstored.� But look at the assets at Knoxville Center: ■■Plentiful parking for what-

ever might occur ■■Easy access to Interstate 640 ■■An 80-acre campus with a million square feet under roof and 10 food vendors within walking distance. “We want to create a place where people can live, work and shop,� said King. He sees 800 to 1,000 multifamily residential units built behind the mall, and offices on the mall’s upper level. KP is not neglecting retail. “We have 15 people who wake up every morning marketing the mall. We’ve contacted over 2,000 prospective tenants.� But the retail must be “human-scale.� The brick wall between the mall entrance and J.C. Penney is the length of Market Square, he said, but it’s a blank wall where Market Square is vibrant. King sees a line of storefronts there, opening to the parking lot. He showed Della Volpe a design by Cannon & Cannon to reconfigure the mall road, making it twoway from Fowler’s (formerly Toys R Us) to Washington Pike with an expanded on-ramp to 640. Della Volpe lobbied for a greenway around the mall property. “There may be potential to link it to Love’s Creek (greenway),� he said.


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News from Christian Academy of Knoxville

Hannah Engblom, her sister, Krystina, and Cameron Parham in Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.

Hannah Engblom, Cameron Parham and Krystina Engblom travel in a boat across the Sea of Galilee. Photos submitted

Krystina Engblom, Hannah Englblom, and Cameron Parham in Capharnaum (also called Capernaum) on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

CAK teens take life-changing trip to Israel By Kelly Norrell Three Christian Academy of Knoxville seniors had “the experience of a lifetime” when a trip they took to Israel March 12-24 became a spiritual and life quest as well. Cameron Parham, 17, and best friends Krystina and Hannah Engblom, both 18, visited Israel on a tour organized by Knoxville’s Faith Promise Church. Seeing the sites of Christian events they had studied for years in CAK Bible classes and in their churches caused an unexpected surge in faith. And as they approach the cusp between high school and college, all said the trip fueled plans, including return trips someday. Now all three girls are telling schoolmates about Israel and preparing presentations in their Bible classes. “It made the words of the Bible come to life. I am in awe that I was in the Holy Land,” said Krystina.

It all began when the Engblom twins’ parents, Dr. Jim and Karyn Engblom, announced the family would join the trip with Faith Promise, their church. Cameron’s parents, Jon and Dianna Parham, agreed that she could go, too. The itinerary swept them up in a rush of experiences, including visits to the Valley of Elah, where David and Goliath fought, and Golgotha, the spot where Jesus was crucified, now located near a bus station. Beginning at the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, the group of about 40 visited the heights of Mount Carmel. Krystina’s most memorable day happened nearby. “We took a boat across the Sea of Galilee. In Matthew 5 it says, ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.’ Tiberias is the city lit up at night above the Sea of Galilee. It made that verse come alive,” she said. Dr. Tony Crisp, tour director and senior pastor with Estanallee Baptist

Church, led the group south toward Jerusalem. A visit to the 38-percent salt Dead Sea, Earth’s lowest point on dry land, was captivating. “It has sand, but it is orange. It looks like the Grand Canyon,” said Krystina. “You can easily float in it but it makes your skin burn because of the salt,” said Hannah. Cameron got salt in her eyes and said she “cried the salt out.” In Bethlehem, they visited a cave believed to be the site where Mary gave birth to Jesus. It is the lowest part of the Church of the Nativity. In Jerusalem, they visited the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, the Wailing Wall, where they wrote prayers and left them in the rocks, the Mount of Olives, where Jesus often visited, and the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed with his disciples. The climax of the trip the last day in Jerusalem was a guided walk

through all the places Jesus went after his betrayal – the home of Caiaphas, who helped convict him, Herod’s gate, where Roman soldiers mocked and beat Jesus, and Golgotha (Calvary), where he was crucified. The group took communion at Jesus’s tomb. “It was the most spiritual thing we’d ever done,” said Krystina. “There were a lot of tears. I was crying,” said Cameron. Another highlight for all was being baptized in the Jordan River by Dr. Chris Stevens, senior pastor of Faith Promise Church. Each student said the trip will affect her plans – Cameron to enter the ministry, Krystina to be a nurse and Hannah, who is thinking now of becoming a writer. All plan to attend Lee University next year. “This was perfect just before Easter,” said Krystina. “I don’t want to forget anything,” said Hannah.

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Bearden Elementary The purpose, said art chair and event coordinator Claudia Hamby, is simple: “So they will feel proud of their masterpieces.” The artwork will be on display through April. Parents and children packed into the gallery space and studied the children’s work. Each student in grades K-5 had created several projects and displayed one. These included perspective drawings and colorful, evocative masks that portrayed an emotion chosen by the artist. Fourth-grader Bennett Collett, 10, expressed revenge with his mask, using the mental image of “an angry pro wrestler that got beat in a tournament. “I did the eyes in a shape to show anger. The texture of the eyebrows came out really cool. His hair was curled over his head like a pro wrestler. He has a grin, but it is in a straight line like he’s frustrated.” Fourth-grader Audrey McCorkle, 9, portrayed happiness with her mask. “I made it yellow. I think of yellow as a happy color. I want to be at the beach, so the cheeks have suns on them. The eyes are round. It has happy hair that the wind is blowing. I’m usually in a happy mood,” she said. First-grader Katherine

In a gallery of masks, Bennett Collett stands beneath his mask inspired by an angry wrestler. He said his mask expresses revenge. Photos by Kelly Norrell

FREE GARDENING CLASSES Knox County Extension Master Gardeners will present the following free gardening class. ■■ “Killer Tomatoes & Tomato Killers,” 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Presented by master gardeners Joe Pardue and Marcia Griswald. Info: 865- 588-8813 or

Bearden Elementary principal Susan Dunlap and art teacher Elaine Eng

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Katherine Cudnick, 7, showed her work to sisters Abigail, 5, and Susanna, 3, mom Beth Anne, and sister Rebecca, 3. Cudnick, 7, attended with her mom, Beth Anne, and three sisters, Abigail, 5, and twins Rebecca and Susanna, 3. She said she enjoyed the art media she used — “paint on one and soft pastel on another.” Principal Susan Dunlap loves showing off the students’ work and said the event

is good for younger siblings too. “It gives them something to look forward to when they are older,” she said. Eng said practicing artwork helps children with their math skills. “When we do two-point perspective, we use geometric terms – how lines relate to each other in space. The

skills they use here they will use in math class.” But, she said, art is its own best result. “They get to come downtown and see their art in a professional setting. It will prepare them to appreciate art.” Sponsors included Trader Joe’s, the Bijou Theatre, Image Matters and Publix.

Here comes Randy Boyd been trending Democratic between the average voter in for years. In fact, in 2003, a Knoxville city election and Bill Haslam only narrowly the average voter in a statedefeated Madeline Rogero wide Republican primary with 52 percent of the vote. would be a tough divide for Boyd would have a tough even the most talented politime getting elected mayor tician to cross. Boyd is wise while also maintaining his to skip it entirely. Of course, Randy Boyd is viability as a candidate in a statewide Republican pri- far from a sure bet to win. 041317 Grace Lutheran Republican U.S. Rep.eighth Diane mary. The ideological gulf

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North Knoxville eye practice changes its name: Drs. Rhyne & Patton Optometry has a long-standing history serving the people of Knoxville and surrounding areas. During lunch in the break room of the office, Dr. Patton is just as likely to be talking of plans for the practice as telling stories from the past. As one of the founding partners of the eye care practice, he is a huge reason why the history of the practice is so important to its future. When Dr. Patton tells the story of starting 40 years ago, he always talks about how interest rates were high and getting a loan was almost impossible. The doctors had just graduated with their doctorate degrees, but were still turned down for a $500 credit card. “Times were different then, and so much has changed,” says Dr. Patton.

“Callahan Drive was a small, two-lane residential street. To my knowledge, we were the first and only business on this road, but it was all we could afford.” Slowly but surely, the practice added more patients and steadily grew over the years. On any given day now, you will see a brand new patient to the practice, or Dr. Patton might be checking the eyes of children whose parents became his patients when they were just teenagers. For those wondering about the new name: No, Dr. Patton hasn’t sold the practice. Today there is a larger staff and much more advanced technology than 40 years ago, but it is still the same family eye care practice dedicated to the community. The story of the legacy is still unfolding, so why the

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name change now? Dr. Patton is still working hard to set the practice up for future success, but he is also dreaming of his retirement and all the fish he will have time to catch in a few years. The decision to change the name was a hard one, but Dr. Patton knew it was the right time to change things up with a more contemporary name for the next generation of doctors. “The hardest part was not the decision to change, but what in the world to change the name to,” says Dr. Patton. Dr. Bruce D. Gilliland joined the practice in 2015, and Dr. Frank A. Carusone in 2016. The three doctors had a difficult time agreeing on a new name at first, and many silly names were jokingly tossed around for fun, but after much consideration, EyeXcel was chosen after being suggested by Dr. Gilliland’s teenage son. EyeXcel represents the team’s passion for the health of your eyes and the commitment to providing excellent care. When a business has had a name for many decades, it can be very confusing to change it. But now we have a name that fits our objectives so well.

Practice administrator Ben Patton and partners Dr. David Patton, Dr. Frank Carusone and Dr. Bruce Gilliland with the new EyeXcel sign

Dr. Patton, along with his partners and staff, are proud of the history of the practice and excited about the future. Plans are in motion for adding more eye specialists and expanding the current location to keep serving more people in the Knoxville area.

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Curiosity, ingenuity on display at Tate’s Regional Science Fair By Kelly Norrell Ever wondered if temperature affects the strength of a magnet? Tate School fifth-grader Alisa Apostoaei did. Her science project on the topic, which she titled “Stuck on You,” was grand prizewinner at the 17th annual Tate’s Regional Science Fair April 2-4. Alisa posited that at lower temperatures, a magnet would be stronger, and that in greater heat, it would be weaker. Using a magnet and paper clips, she measured the magnet’s strength at 0 degrees, 70 degrees and 500 degrees. Her hypothesis was correct. “The magnet was stronger in cold temperatures and weaker in hot temperatures,” she said. About 70 students in grades 3-5 from five Knoxville schools competed in three categories in the science fair, a citywide institution in promoting science. Categories were earth science, life science and physical science. Each student stood by one of the project display boards covering tables in the gym of the Knoxville Christian Center, 818 North Cedar Bluff Road, nervously awaiting an in-depth inter-

Tate’s Regional Science Fair emcee and founder Rebecca Preston presented grand prizewinners with their awards. Pictured are fourth-grader Cole Madigan of Tate’s School, third place; Preston; fifth-grader Alisa Apostoaei of Tate’s School, first place; and fifth-grader Alaina Duty of Duty Family Academy, second place. view with a panel of judges. Their boards had punchy titles like “Ice, Ice, Baby!” and “It’s a Blast.” David Page, an ORNL research scientist and longtime member of the yearly

corps of about 24 judges, said the interviews are what he loves best. “We introduce ourselves. Some are really nervous. They usually have a prepared speech. We ask ques-

tions and ask them to walk us through the scientific process,” he said. “They are very inspiring. They come up with answers to questions that matter to them. Sometimes as an adult, you forget the curiosity of science. Seeing kids excited about science is cool to me, because they are our future.”

Page said helping students master the scientific method, the body of techniques scientists use to answer a question, is a key goal. “It’s not infallible, but it’s proven over time as the best way to get results,” he said. Tate school third-grader Jack Patterson, 9, investigated the question, “Which

light source produces more energy when used to power a solar panel?” He found that direct sunlight produces more. “But if you are just doing flashlight or laser, then fluorescent at one foot or incandescent at 5 feet,” he said. Jack’s project placed first in the third-grade earth science category. Episcopal School of Knoxville fifth-grader Lewis Bolt, 11, investigated what materials block Wi-Fi. “I had trouble with my phone. I thought this project would be a good way to decide where to get the best signal,” he said. Testing glass, metal, 1.5 inches of plywood and other media, he found that cinder block disrupted the signal most. The fair gave about 16 awards by grade level and a number of special awards. Other grand prizewinners were fifth-grader Alaina Duty of Duty Family Academy and fourth-grader Cole Madigan of Tate’s School. Participating schools were Tate’s School, Concord Christian School, ESK, River’s Edge Christian Academy, New Hopewell Elementary and Independent Home School groups. Sponsors included TNBANK, The Muse, American Museum of Science and Energy, Tate’s School Foundation, Aubrey’s and Mesa Associates.

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Thomas Jefferson on Twitter? By Kip Oswald

Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was a pretty interesting guy, and my special group of adults knew some things about him, as I expected they would. They Kip all knew he signed the Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia, and that a sculpture of his head is carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. None of them knew the really cool things I found out about Thomas Jefferson. They did not know President Jefferson could speak five languages or that he was a gardener, writer, collector, inventor and chef! He said he would rather be a gardener than a president and he had a garden with over 260 vegetables and over 180 fruits. He even brought tomatoes from other countries so he could eat them when people here thought they were poisonous. He ate so many vegetables, he was considered a vegetarian. As a writer and collector, Jefferson wrote an estimated 19,000 letters in his lifetime and collected 6,487 books in his personal library. The Library of Congress purchased books from Jefferson’s personal library and opened the first permanent library called Thomas Jefferson Building. Jefferson also collected the bones of a mastodon – a 40 million-year-old animal that resembled an elephant. He used to lay the bones out in one of the rooms in the White House to build a skeleton. Jefferson also invented many things. He made copies of his letters by inventing the first copy machine.


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He invented the automatic closing door similar to the ones used on buses today, the folding chair and a rotating book stand that held five books at a time, as well as many other things. In addition to the garden foods, Jefferson had an affinity for ice cream, becoming the first president to serve ice cream at the White House, in 1802, and from that he created the dish Baked Alaska. President Jefferson was also the first president to do several other cool and amazing things. He led the first inaugural parade, which was really just a bunch of people who followed him back to his boarding house, not even the White House, after he was sworn it to the presidency. He was also the first president of the Democrat-Republic Party. He was the first president to greet people with a handshake! Before he became president, all presidents had bowed to people as a greeting. Possible Tweets from President Jefferson could be: Thomas Jefferson @ ManofthePeople I spent 15 million dollars and bought enough land in 1803 to double the size of our country without anyone’s approval! Thomas Jefferson @ ManofthePeople I used our military to fight pirates in the Mediterranean Thomas Jefferson @ ManofthePeople I have written my own epitaph for my tombstone to read that I was Author of the Declaration of Independence, of The Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia. Being the president is not as important to me as those three accomplishments! Send comments to oswaldsworldtn@

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A message from beyond “… since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift. … (Romans 3:23 NRSV)

This lively crew kept things running smoothly. Shown are (front) Martha Horner, Claudia Pressley; (middle) Valeri Horner, Linda Nichols, Lorraine Lawrence, Laura Broderick; (rear) Mason Lee Horner-Dalton, Jen Hamilton, Gaerith Horner and Eddie Chin.

TVUUC’s annual rummage sale lots of fun By Carol Z. Shane

The first day of this month was a great day not only for tricksters but for thrift shoppers as well when Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church held its annual rummage sale. “The variety! The prices!” exclaimed shopper Eunice Buffalo. “You really have to look around and look under the tables five times to make sure you see everything!” The annual event is one of the most popular tag sales in town, offering an eclectic mix of Christmas decorations, original art, furniture, housewares, knickknacks and everything else usually found when folks clear out their houses to benefit a cause. “We start collecting for the upcoming rummage sale the day we finish up the one before,” said Valeri Horner, chairperson for the event. “The proceeds go to all sorts of programs at the church.” Horner’s mom Martha, brother Gaerith and son Mason Lee were also close by, making it a real family affair. All were dressed exuberantly. “I refer to myself as ‘the jester-in-charge,’” she said. Church programs include Lifespan Religious Education for all ages; Daisy Girl Scout Troop; Bed and Breakfast UU’re

I was going through the stacks on my desk recently and found a piece of note paper. I immediately recognized my mother’s writing, which brought tears to my eyes. She was 97 when she died, having lived longer than any of her forebears. I have always believed that God allowed my brother and me to keep her here as long as possible to make up for the very early death of our father. However, it was the words on the paper that struck my heart: “We have not yet learned the alphabet, much less the language of grace.” I keep pondering that

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message. It’s certainly an indictment of the human condition. God’s grace is so encompassing, so immense, and so available, we should accept it, embrace it, and live into it! To be honest, I think we are suspicious of grace. We humans tend to think that we have to earn grace on some kind of point system. It was John Newton, however, the son of a shipmaster, who taught most of us

Home, in which church members offer their homes to traveling members of their denomination; FISH food pantry; a community garden; an environmental concerns committee which spearheads tree-planting, cleanup, recycling and other projects; and Family Promise, an interfaith program involving 38 area churches which offers support and housing for families who are temporarily without homes. Church member Linda Nichols enjoyed helping out this year. “This has been the biggest one, with the greatest variety of things,” she said. Above all, she enjoys the fellowship. “This is the way we develop friendships and family in our church.” Ken Kitchen and Michael Miller were in charge of the checkout counter. They pointed out other fundraising initiatives such as an auction and silent auction during the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday season, and the women’s Alliance Book Sale, which funds specific projects. But for the time being, they were enjoying the spring day and the lively event. “To see all of these lovely people coming, and making themselves and their children happy,” said Kitchen, “that’s what it’s all about.” Info: or call 865-523-4176.

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Christians the language of grace. He would not have earned any points in his early years. He went to sea with his shipmaster father at the age of 11. He was imprisoned on a man-of-war, escaped to work on a slave-trading ship, and led a rough life as master of a slave ship. Later, he was greatly influenced by the Wesley brothers and George Whitefield. Newton was ordained in 1764, was rector of a parish in London and remained there until his 80th year. He produced a hymnal in 1779, giving us his greatest gift: the hymn “Amazing Grace.”

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T & T Real Estate Investments, LLC: Quality comes first By Carol Z. Shane Walking through a recently renovated 1970s-era home with Travis McKinney and Tanner Davis, owner-operators of T & T Real Estate Investments, LLC, two things are immediately apparent: they have a passion for what they do, and unwavering dedication to providing firstrate design, materials and workmanship for the properties they rejuvenate. The single-story-with-basement structure boasts a living room with vaulted ceiling and clerestory windows. Spacious and light-filled, its open plan creates a feeling of flow, and its deep deck takes advantage of the beautiful woodland setting. McKinney continually points out upgrades and design choices that enhance the space. The neutral color palette features high-end materials such as granite, marble, wood flooring, subway tile and interior shiplap siding that blend into the whole, creating a welcoming atmosphere that’s integrated and sophisticated. No one thing shouts for attention or fights with another material, and the superior quality and workmanship is immediately evident upon walking through the front door. That’s the way McKinney and Davis like it. “The master bath has high-end tile, top of the line quartz, a frameless shower door and all modern high-end fixtures,” says McKinney. “And we didn’t have to put in this built-in double wall oven, but we’re glad we did. When you’re buying a house in this price range, you expect these kinds of things.” Friends since “just before ninth grade,” the two started T & T in Tennessee’s Tri-Cities area in 2008 and

brought the business to Knoxville in 2011. Having developed a valued network of contractors, they have a capable, dependable go-to crew. “We have floor guys, HVAC guys, plumbers. Our interior designer, Liza Dewald, is amazing. We’re so fortunate that she’s part of the T & T team. She plays a major role in the designs of these homes.” McKinney and Davis value relationships, and say that most of their highly successful business has been done by word of mouth. Specializing in high-end properties, they’ve rehabbed and sold 100 houses in East Tennessee so far. It helps that they started out as real estate appraisers; McKinney is statecertified. With their solid appraisal knowledge, they greatly understand value and know the types of upgrades that add value to homes. “We don’t try to ‘cheap out,’” says McKinney. “Our clients can be very exacting – they know what they want, and they know quality when they see it.” He gazes out of one of the house’s many windows to the verdant, early-spring landscape, visible from virtually every room. The home is in a neighborhood off Lyons Bend but, says Davis, “when the trees fill out, you won’t know there’s anyone else here.” “This is what we like to do,” says McKinney. “We like to transform.” You can find T & T Real Estate Investments, LLC, online on Facebook and Twitter. This house will be listed by Travis McKinney with Keller Williams Realty, 865-591-2127.

Your parents’ wedding invitation. Pictures from their honeymoon. Your childhood book report. Pictures from that trip to Disney World. Your daughter’s report card. Your son’s kindergarten crayon drawing. That clipping from the time your husband got his picture in the newspaper for catching that fish. They’re all under your bed, in shoeboxes, gathering dust. You can’t throw them out – they’re too precious. You can’t put them on the wall – they’re odd shapes, and framing costs a bundle. You might organize them and put them in scrapbooks, but do you really have time for that? Does anyone? And do you really want bulky scrapbooks gathering dust instead? The beauty of the Shoebox Scan is Fleetwood can help. In fact, they’ll that “it gives you small goals. You don’t make the process so easy you won’t be- have to go through your whole closet full lieve it. of pictures.” You fill the box according to If you take advantage of their “Shoe- the guidelines and Fleetwood will do the box Scan” you can get up to 500 loose rest. prints of any kind (if you follow guideIt’s simple, really. Your shoeboxes = lines) sized 2 x 3 to dust, clutter and 8 x 10, scanned onto potential deterioraa disk or USB drive tion of fragile paper. Leave your family a legacy or sent directly to Fleetwood’s Shoenot a mess. you. In this way, box scanning serfamily treasures vice = permanent can be passed down lifetime memories through the years and through the gen- that take up no space whatsoever. All at erations. a great price. “Young people are minimalists,” says Fleetwood also offers slide and negaFrank Distefano, who with his wife, Do- tive scanning, audio/video transfer, and ris, has watched the trends since they many other archiving services. For destarted Fleetwood in 1985. “We all went tails, visit or call through that period of clearing out; ev- 865-584-4554. You will really be glad ery generation does. They don’t want you did. this stuff now. But they will want it later.” Frank says that photos and ephemera generally fall into three categories: things you definitely want to keep and would put in an album, things you want to keep but would relegate to long-term storage and things you need to throw away. When you think of all those drawarchiving . designing . framing . printing ers and boxes full of “the stuff of life” that are calling for you to make deci6504 kingston pike, knoxville, tn 37919 w w w. f l e e t w o o d p h o t o.c o m sions – oh, dear. It’s overwhelming.

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Prominent in both the grocery and insurance business, the Harringtons have contributed much to Fountain City’s history. Shown here are (from left) T.R. Harrington Jr., Minnie Harrington Johnson, T.R. Harrington Sr., Grace Harrington Abel, Joseph V. Harrington and John A. Harrington. Photograph courtesy of Chloe A. Harrington

Harrington Insurance’s Fountain City roots run deep The senior class in the 1924 Central High School yearbook (“The Sequoyah”) is a veritable honor roll of women and men who made a contribution to Fountain City’s history: Staley Hensley, Glenard Gentry, Fannie Mae Andrews, Alberta Ahler, Roy Blanc, Jeanette Andrews, Dorothy Vise, Roy Acuff and Theodore “Ted” Lowe, among others. But another person who graduated that year will be honored on April 22 when the company he later coowned, the Harrington Insurance Agency, will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Each senior class elected two classmates who were granted the B.U. Degree, an honor given to their most popular man and woman. Joe Harrington was the male honoree in 1924, sharing the honor with his female counterpart, Nettie Blanc. But the story of the Harringtons and their roots in Fountain City starts much

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earlier than that. The Harringtons’ patriarch was Thomas R. Harrington Sr., whose Harrington Grocery Store occupied a place among buildings on the two sides of Broadway adjoining and fronting Fountain City Park. Among them were the Fountain City Bank, Sherman Wallace’s Barber Shop on the west side and the Masonic Lodge, Central Baptist Church and John I. Copeland’s garage far down the block on the east side. A lot of history was made in that block. Theodore R. Harrington Sr. (1873-1944) and Nancy Cox Harrington (1872-1931) were parents of five children: Minnie Mae “Minno,” Joseph V., Mary E., John A.

and Thomas R. “T.R.” Harrington Jr. T.R. Jr. (1912-1980) attended grade school at Fountain City Elementary. He then entered Knoxville High School because he wanted to play in its noteworthy band and graduated in 1931. In the midst of the Great Depression, he found work as a railroad engineer fulfilling his earliest ambition. Later he matriculated at the University of Tennessee, played as an accomplished percussionist in the band and graduated in 1937. Soon after graduation he was employed as an agent with the Tennessee Auto Insurance Co. at 717 S. Gay. T.R. and Chloe Ault, now a prominent local artist and Central High School Wall of Fame recipient, were married on Dec. 31, 1938, at the home of his sister in Dayton, Tenn. T.R. now had a spouse to support and, while he was making plans to open his own agency, he

HIA has occupied its own building at 3209 Garden Drive since 2009. From left are Amy Harrington Bible, Tom Harrington and Charles Harrington. Photo by Ruth White

continued working at TAIC. He founded the Harrington Insurance Agency in 1942. The aforementioned older brother Joseph V. “Joe” Harrington (1902-1960) had worked with his father in the grocery and with his father-in-law, Barney T. Giddens, owner of B.T. Ice Co., since graduating from high school. Joe and Reita Giddens, a 1929 Central High School graduate, had been married by the iconic Rev. Dr. Fred F. Brown in Knoxville’s First Baptist Church on Jan. 1, 1931. In 1943, he decided to join his brother at HIA and became what the City Directory calls a “Solicitor” there. The brothers soon moved to Suite 715-B at the Bank of Knoxville Building, and they would occupy various suites on the seventh floor for some 15 years.

T.R.’s sister Minnie “Minno” Harrington Johnson (1900-1965) also contributes to the story since her son, Robert “Bob” Johnson, joined the firm just after his time in the U.S. Army and his four years at the University of Tennessee. His uncles, T.R. and Joe, had asked him to join the firm and he did so in 1952. In 1964, Bob decided to found his own agency in Halls, and Bob Johnson Insurance Agency was formed. Like HIA, it has grown considerably, and Bob’s two sons, Doug and Ben, now manage the firm since Bob retired in 1995. T.R. and Joe Harrington moved their business to historic Church Street in 1958, and HIA would choose locations with historic significance from that date forward. Their address would remain 511 Church


for almost 20 years. They were near the location of Ross’ Flats, Christenberry Infirmary, Knoxville Optical Supply Co., Mann’s Mortuary, the Christian Science Reading Room and other historic businesses. The partnership was fractured on Dec. 7, 1960, when at 58, Joseph V. Harrington died of a heart seizure. He, John I. Copeland, Roy Acuff, Buddy Kirby and others were avid fox hunters, and Joe had just gone out to feed his hunting dogs when the seizure occurred. He had been a member of the Fidelity Bible Class at Fountain City Methodist Church, a member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 and a longtime contributor to high school athletics and other local causes. To page A-11


Chronic infection in your mouth can enter the blood stream and travel to other parts of the body. Moreover, oral bacteria can create a heightened inflammation status throughout the entire body far from your mouth. This increased inflammation can lead to small ruptures in the blood vessel lining (endothelium) where lipid plaque has accumulated triggering a blood clot to form that can block blood flow to the tissues it supports. This clotting event when it occurs in the heart and brain is called a heart attack or stroke.

Chronic gum infection is the most prevalent chronic infection in America today. With more than 65% of the individuals over 40 years of age have some form of early, moderate or severe active infection. That could be half the people you see daily have a form of this silent potentially deadly infection. Besides chronic gum infection., teeth that have been damaged significantly by tooth decay can host infection to the blood stream via an infected dental pulp to the surrounding bone. Even failing root canals and cracked teeth when they no longer hurt can be silent, just like gum disease, they can be active sources for bacteria to enter the blood stream. Chronic gum infection and damaged infected teeth are a root cause of increased systemic inflammation and inflammation in the arteries. Recent clinical research has demonstrated a causal link between oral disease and heart disease and stroke as well as other inflammation mediated systemic diseases.





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Social Security: Myths vs. facts Dispelling some misperceptions about the program

Provided by Paradigm Wealth Partners Some myths and misperceptions keep circulating about Social Security. These are worth dispelling, as more and more baby boomers are becoming eligible for their retirement benefits.

Myth #1: Social Security will go away before you do. The federal government

has announced that Social Security may become insolvent between 2033 and 2037 if no action is taken – but it is practically a given that Congress will act on the program’s behalf. Social Security provides 40% of the total income of the 40 million Americans receiving retirement benefits.1 Did you know that Social Security has had a surplus each year since 1984? That situation is about to change. By about 2020, the program is projected to face a deficit, which it will tap incoming interest payments to offset. It will only be able to use that tactic until the mid-2030s. The program will not “run dry” or go bankrupt at that point, but by some estimates, its payments to retirees could become about 25% smaller.1

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fitting reward if your Social Security income represented the return of all the payroll taxes you had paid through the years. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The payroll taxes you paid decades ago funded the Social Security benefits that went to retirees at that time. Your Social Security benefits will be funded by the payroll taxes that a younger generation pays.2

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Social Security income may be taxed. Social Security uses a formula to determine the taxable amount, which is as

follows: adjusted gross income + nontaxable interest + one-half of your Social Security benefit = your combined income. Single filers with combined incomes of $25,000$34,000, and joint filers with combined incomes of $32,000-$44,000, may have as much as 50% of their benefits taxed. Single filers with combined incomes above $34,000, and joint filers with combined incomes above $44,000, may have up to 85% of their benefits subject to taxation.2

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Generally speaking, you have to work at least 10 years to become eligible for Social Security income. That is, you have to spend 10 or more years at jobs in which you pay Social Security taxes; you have to pay into the system to get something back from the system. Unfortunately, caregiving and child-rearing do not qualify you for Social Security. To get technical about it, you must accumulate 40 “credits” to become eligible for benefits. When you receive $1,260 in earned income, you get one credit. Another $1,260 in earned income brings you another credit, and so forth. You can receive up to four credits per year. Most people will collect their 40 credits in a decade, though others will take longer.1

If you have never worked, or worked for less than 10 years, you could still qualify for Social Security on the earnings record of your spouse, your exspouse, or your late spouse. A widow can choose to collect up to 100% of a deceased spouse’s monthly benefit; a married spouse can collect up to 50% of the other spouse’s monthly benefit. If you have divorced, you may still file

for Social Security benefits based on your ex-spouse’s earnings record – provided that the marriage lasted 10 years or longer and you have not married again.1 Jonathan P. Bednar II may be reached at 865-251-0808 or JonathanBednar@ParadigmWealthPartners. com.

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Todd Richesin (in car) and Bobby Brown are moving their popular Sweetwater antiques shop to Bearden. The Sweetwater building is being sold to a “likeminded, creative retailer,” Richesin said.

Bobby Todd “Classic, stylish, and comfortable. Those are the key elements to creating the perfect backdrop for experiencing your life,” said Brown. Bobby and Todd have been committed to downtown Sweetwater since starting their business there 15 years ago, and because of that commitment, they have hand selected the buyer for their building. “Sweetwater is our hometown, so we are excited by the opportunity to fill our former Sweetwater building with a likeminded, creative retailer who will contribute to the unique personality and fabric of the historic downtown area,” Richesin

From page A-1 said. “The new owner is someone who is just as committed to downtown Sweetwater as we have been and will carry antiques, gift items, and will also offer interior design services,” Brown said. The transition between Bobby Todd and the new building owner will be seamless, with the new owner planning to open in October. The transformation from UPSTAIRS to Bobby Todd will mean almost every item at Bobby Todd will be greatly reduced, said Richesin. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our customers to take advantage of incredible savings,” he said. Fixtures, store decora-

FAITH NOTES ■■ Central Baptist Church of Bearden, Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. April 13. “He is Risen,” Easter worship service, 8:45 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. Sunday, April 16. Info: 865-450-1000 or ■■ Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church, 7753 Oak Ridge Hwy., will move its regular Wednesday night dinner to Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. before Maundy Thursday services at 6:30 in the sanctuary. Please make dinner reservations at 865-690-1060. Good Friday service will be held at 6:30 p.m. For Easter morning sunrise

tions and inventory will be offered at greatly reduced prices. Bobby and Todd are really excited about this new start. “It is giving us a chance to focus on our core values again, and how we really want our customers to experience our own personal style,” said Brown. Bobby and Todd have a gift of blending seamlessly and effortlessly the new with the old. Their lifestyle brand encompasses not only the actual furniture pieces, art, and accessories, but also things like scent, sound, and holiday décor that really make the difference between a house and a home. “Home is incredibly

service, gather at 6:30 am. on the church front lawn at the cross (weather permitting). Regular Easter Sunday services will be 9 and 11 a.m. with special music by the Children’s Department. ■■ Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road, will hold the following special services – 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. ■■ 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.

important to both of us. It is where we relax, recharge, and ultimately find inspiration. We want our customers to find that same inspiration in their own homes,” said Richesin. Bringing Bobby Todd to Knoxville, in the most prominent and convenient of locations, is a great way to reach more people and make a bigger impact on customers’ lives. The move is also consistent with current retail models. “Consumers want more unique items. Gone are the days of cookie cutter interiors. Focusing on vintage, one-of-a-kind, and antique pieces in our Knoxville location will reinforce our unique brand,” said Richesin. “There is a tremendous interest in customers wanting to express themselves through their homes, just as they do through their clothing and appearance. Our products will be tailored to this spirit of individuality. Bobby Todd in Knoxville will be the only place to get these unique pieces,” said Brown. –Story submitted

T.R.’s son, T.R. “Tom” Harrington III (CHS), joined the firm in 1961 after he graduated from East Tennessee State University in Business Administration. Tom took a special interest in accident claims and became expert in their settlement. Only one year later, another son, Charles A. Harrington, graduated from the University of Tennessee, majoring in Insurance, and joined them. He took a course in Boston in 1965 and was awarded his CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and provided HIA expertise in another facet of the general insurance industry. He later became president of the Great Smoky Mountain chapter of CPCU. In 1978, the company moved to 603 N. Broadway near the historic site of the Central Market (now Emory Place) and the downtown terminal for the Fountain Head Railway (1890-1905). The block was also home to Edelen’s Furniture and Storage and Harb’s Carpets. T.R. Harrington Jr. died at 68 on Oct. 12, 1980. In 1994, HIA was able to return to its family roots in Fountain City when it moved to 4883 N. Broadway in the Hill’s Shopping Center. The company moved to another historic site at 3209 Garden

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Drive where it built its own building just a few hundred yards from Savage Garden in 2009. It remains there today. Charles and Tom Harrington continue to serve their community in many ways. Charles is a member of the board of Fountain City Town Hall, a 59-year member of the Northside Kiwanis Club and a past president and member of the adult choir at Fountain City United Methodist Church. He was percussionist for the Knoxville Symphony for several years and for the Tennessee Wind Symphony for 24 years. Over the past 17 years Tom has served more than 20,000 hours as a volunteer interpreter at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In addition, he is a frequent and effective lecturer to religious and civic groups. Charles Harrington’s daughter, Amy Harrington Bible, joined the firm in 1996 and purchased it in 2012. Harrington Insurance Agency invites its policyholders and other interested locals to the 75th anniversary celebration Saturday, April 22, from 1-4 p.m. in the Fountain City Lions Club Building (5345 N. Broadway). Thanks to the McClung Historical Collection, Charles and Tom Harrington, Amy H. Bible and Bob Johnson for their assistance with the historic facts and dates.


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The color of money: Emerald It’s budget time in Knox County, and the school system is first up to bat, which is the way it should be, because that’s where the biggest chunk of money goes. Last week, Knox County Schools presented its preliminary recommended budget, which is set to be approved by the school board Wednesday. Then it will be handed off to be blessed by County Commission. The $3.8 million that will be carved out and channeled to Emerald Academy is a relatively small chunk of the $471 million total, and it’s not “new” news that Knox County’s first – and

Betty Bean to date, only – public charter school will consume an ever-growing portion of school funding as it builds its student body over a fiveyear period (in 2015, its first year, Emerald Academy offered kindergarten and first grade. Second and sixth grades were added this year, third and seventh-graders to come next year). Some educators and board members are trou-

bled because the taxpayerfunded portion of Emerald Academy’s budget (it also gets private donations and a substantial contribution from the United Way) is coming at the expense of the center city elementary schools that serve the county’s lowest-income students, which is what charter school opponents predicted from the get-go. That’s because state law says the money follows the student. This means that elementary schools like Sarah Moore Greene, Lonsdale, Inskip and Christenberry will lose $7,657.02 for each student who transfers to

Emerald Academy. “My biggest concern is that when we think about the number of students, it doesn’t look like a great number or a significant amount of money,” said school board member Jennifer Owen. “But when you look at 10 kids coming from one elementary school, that really is a significant amount of money to take away from that one school that’s left behind. They still have the same fixed costs – maintenance, utilities, etc., and although legislators say they don’t have the same costs because they have to buy fewer textbooks,

last words or whatever, when a school loses $70,000, that’s a significant shortfall.” Several of these schools are in Owen’s district, and she is particularly concerned about Christenberry, 93.6 percent of whose families live below the poverty line, and which will be losing 10 to 12 students to Emerald Academy. Compounding the financial hit and loss of involved parents is a relatively high number of undocumented students who don’t get counted in the formula that determines the distribution of federal funds. Emerald Charter Schools’

public information officer John Crooks doesn’t believe these worries are well founded. “Scholars come to Emerald Academy from neighborhoods across the city, which would seem to minimize the impact on any one particular traditional public school as the dollars follow the child. For 2017-2018, we are in the budget development process and have not been provided with a funding estimate from the state or Knox County Schools yet, so we can’t speak to what that amount will be until we receive that information,” Crooks said.

Three women on list for federal judgeship Federal magistrate judge Clifford Shirley is not seeking a third term when his term ends in February 2018. This triggers a search for a new magistrate, which ultimately is decided by the federal judges for the eastern district of Tennessee with Tom Varlan as the Chief Judge. It also includes active senior judges.

Victor Ashe

Under federal law, a magistrate judge merit selection panel has been established to review applicants and submit five names to the judges who will make a final decision. The search committee is chaired by highly respected and hardworking Knoxville attorney Mark Mamantov. It also in-


cludes two non-lawyers as required by law. While the names of applicants and the deliberations of the panel are not public, three of the applicants I have learned are well-qualified women. They are Bridget Bailey,  Heidi Barcus and Debbie Poplin, current clerk of the federal court. Poplin was the first woman to serve as Knoxville’s law director.  Bailey, who is AfricanAmerican, now  works for the Department of Justice. She has also served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Much of her family lives in Knoxville. Interestingly enough, both Bailey and Barcus have worked at different times (no longer) at the Lewis Thomason law firm here in Knoxville formerly known as Lewis King and Krieg. It is an eight-year term. The deadline for applications has passed. There are many more applicants than the three listed here.


■■ Former state Rep. Robert Booker, the first AfricanA merican elec ted from Knox County to the Tennessee House of Repres e nt a t i v e s after ReBooker construction, turns 82 on Friday, April 14. He is a regular columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel and an authority on African-American history in Knox County. Former deputy mayor for Madeline Rogero  (and potential 2019 mayoral candidate) Eddie Mannis celebrates his 58th birthday the same day. Booker also served as an administrative assistant to the late Mayor Kyle Testerman and on City Council, filling out the unexpired term of then Vice Mayor Mark Brown, who had re-


signed. Mannis is a wellknown businessman and strong supporter of veterans. ■■ James Corcoran, attorney, who lives with his wife, Anna, and their twin children, James IV and Elsa (age 2) on Eagle Crest Drive, is running for City CounCorcoran cil from the seat now held by Brenda Palmer, who is term limited. His wife practices law with him. He says Palmer “has done a really good job” as a council member. He wants to ensure a strong law enforcement presence as well as treatment for drug offenders. His law practice focuses on child welfare. He is 37, which would make him the youngest member of council if elected. Also running

from this district is Jodi Mullins. Corcoran opposes partisan elections for city offices. ■■ A l a n Williams will be honored by the Front Page Follies on Saturday, June 17, for his Williams

commendable efforts in the news world for over 30 years. ■■ Mayor Rogero continues to be outspoken on several national issues where she has taken the Democratic party view, which she avoided doing during her first term in office. This is her last term as mayor, which ends in December 2019.

Next ‘Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County’ is April 20 Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will host their next Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Chandler’s Deli, 3101 Magnolia Ave. They plan to meet with the people of east Knox County and listen to their concerns. Ed and Bob feel that going out to the citizens eases the strain on those who, because of work, commitments, financial situation or the distance to the City-County Building, cannot attend regular commission meetings. All elected officials, media and public are welcome. This is not a commission meeting, there is no agenda, and there will be no votes taken.

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April 12, 2017

HealtH & lifestyles News From Fort saNders regioNal medical ceNter

Leap of faith

Writer calls aftermath of 55-foot plunge a ‘miracle’ Rob Crawford stepped off a ledge in a leap of faith – but instead he crashed 55 feet into rocky shoreline below, missing his anticipated water landing by a foot. The landing broke his back, ribs, and pelvis, and left his lower body tingling and unable to move. “I understand that it could have been very different,” said Crawford, 29, seven months after therapists at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center helped him walk again. “To me, it was nothing short of a miracle that I could walk and my legs weren’t broken. For whatever reason, God has chosen to spare my legs, and I’m eager to see why.” He doesn’t really know why he finally decided to risk a leap from the railing of a friend’s cabin in North Carolina last August, except that his love of free falling has been with him since childhood. “Anything that I could jump off into the water, I’d do. I just loved the way it made me feel, just being able to float for those few seconds.” When he saw the breathtaking drop from the cabin’s back deck to the lake, he knew he’d have to try it. He took the plunge while nobody was looking. “I had been playing guitar and I was playing a song that is a prayer about being caught up in the flow of life, and moving toward your potential. So I set the guitar down, stood up on the ledge, and….” The railing collapsed and Crawford fell into the rocks below. “As soon as I took that first step I felt like God grabbed me by the back of the shirt and said, ‘OK, I’ve got you and you’re going to land and it’s going to hurt, but you’re going to get through this and you’re going to be stronger for it,” he recalled. He hit the ground feet first with such force it knocked the wind out of him. The impact drove his feet forward and his tailbone into the jagged rock. “I knew it was a spinal cord injury. My legs were tingling – it didn’t hurt at all. So I eased myself to the water’s edge and just floated there a couple minutes until one of my buddies looked over the edge and saw me.” It took a boat, ambulance and helicop-

ter to get him from the remote cabin to the hospital, where trauma surgeons had to dig bone fragments out of his spine. “Four days after surgery they brought a walker in and said, ‘We want you to stand up.’ And I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?! I just broke my back!’ But they said, ‘No, you’re going to stand up right now.’ That was a big moment in realizing this is not as bad as it should have been.” “To me, it was nothing short of a After eight days miracle that I could walk, and that he was transferred my legs weren’t broken. For whatto Patricia Neal Reever reason, God has chosen to habilitation Center, spare my legs, and I’m eager to see where he stayed why, ” says Rob Crawford, pictured for 12 days. “I was here with his puppy, Yonah. just so grateful,” he said. “The nurses were so gracious there and made things so much less awkward than they “I am very grateful for all the staff there,” could have been.” he said, adding that he counts PNRC em“Mr. Crawford sustained multiple trau- ployees Trish, Claire, Mike, Beth and Richmatic injuries including a rib fracture, pel- ard among his friends. “I made some really vic and sacral fractures, but most significant close friends with all the therapists there was a lumbar vertebral fracture – a bone of because I could tell they cared about me.” the spine – which put pressure on his spinal Crawford received physical and occupacord,” said Jennifer Steely, PNRC director tional therapy to address core strength, lower of clinical services. extremity strength, sitting/standing balance, “The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves along with coordination, walking and selfwhich controls sensation, strength and motor care skills. He returned to his work as a writer function,” she explained. “The fractured bone for a downtown media company a month afput pressure on the spinal cord but did not ter the accident and continued twice-weekly sever it. As pressure was relieved with surgi- outpatient visits through December. cal repair and as swelling and inflammation His accident has already inspired Crawdecreased, Mr. Crawford was able to recover ford to begin several new projects. There’s most of his strength and motor function.” a documentary he’s producing, “A Cure for

Pain,” on how people cope with traumatic experiences. There’s a conscious effort to grow in his spiritual walk. He and his older brother are training for a half triathlon comprising a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run to mark the one-year anniversary of his spinal cord injury. “I’m hoping to do it during August,” said Crawford who now swims a couple of miles a week and runs about 20. “Some days are obviously better than others, but I just take each day as it comes as a way to lean on the Father’s strength,” he said. “I cry a lot when I run because it’s all kind of overwhelming. I’ll even cry out ‘Abba!’ sometimes – and He usually gives me a couple more miles.”

IRC program helps restore life through leisure The Patricia Neal Innovative nities as a means to develop abilities and life skills for those challenged Recreation Cooperative (IRC) reflects its phiby stroke, brain and spine losophy in its name: injuries, amputation, and other neurologa belief that even ical and orthopethose with sedic diagnoses. vere disabiliVolunteers of ties can lead a fun and fulvarying backfilling life if grounds share their knowledge given the right tools. and expertise to help those who Launched in have had a traumat1994 as an initiative to support the ic life event overcome Americans with Disobstacles to taking The Patricia Neal Innovative Recreabilities Act, IRC is part in sports activities ation Cooperative hosts clinics in they might have once an educational and water skiing, snow skiing, paddling, enjoyed or are now inawareness program cycling, climbing, marksmanship and that uses innovative terested in pursuing. golf on a regular basis. Al Kaye, recreation recreation opportu-

therapist and coordinator of the IRC program, conducts clinics and events to help people enjoy their preferred leisure activities through modifications and developing new skills. “IRC focuses more on individual sports,” said Kaye. “The regular clinics include water skiing, paddling and scuba, snow skiing and snowboarding, golf, marksmanship, climbing and cycling. We have done some specific clinics in the past for camping, self-defense, sled hockey, basketball and tennis.” Last year the IRC program at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center helped more than 820 participants from age 4 through senior adults. Volunteers and family member brought the total to a little over 3,200. Most participants live within three hours of Knoxville, but Kaye reports some have come from Alabama, North and South Car-

olina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and Maryland. “We’re not a recreation program per se, but an educational opportunity to help individuals learn about their abilities and to overcome their life struggles to develop a healthier lifestyle,” said Kaye. He said the program’s premise is supported by research showing that people with a disability who are vested in some sort of leisure pursuit experience fewer secondary illnesses and strive to be healthier. The IRC is a not-for-profit entity under Covenant Health. Contributions to the organization – mostly through grants, donations and fundraisers – are used for equipment and resources to help the participants. To learn more about the IRC program, visit

RestoRing Abilities. Rebuilding lives. • Brain Injury • Stroke • Cancer • Spinal Cord Injury • Orthopedics The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center is nationally recognized for providing exceptional care and rehabilitation for patients with disabilities.

Contact the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at (865) 331-3600 or visit to learn more.


It is one of the largest inpatient rehabilitation centers within an acute care hospital in the country. Since 1978 the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center has touched the lives of thousands of patients and families from around the nation, resulting in more than 30,000 patient success stories over the years.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Parkwest Medical Center Charles and Denise Diegel, Knoxville, a boy, Charles Aiden David Hannah and Noelle Cooper, Knoxville, a boy, Leo Vaughn Justin and Heather Biggs, Knoxville, a girl, Lilly Ann Philip and Katie Clendenen, Knoxville, a boy, Grayson James Rashid and Katie Moore, Sevierville, a boy, RJ Moore Brandon and Amber Johnson, Knoxville, a boy, Tristenn Johnson Russ and Christy Swafford, Knoxville, a boy, Reece Erick Eric and Kim Cole, Clinton, a boy, Ailor Riley Michael and Laura McLean, Knoxville, a boy, Cole Jenkins Tom and Sarah Young, Knoxville, a girl, Meredith Grace Andrew and Katie Williams, Knoxville, a boy, Everett Allen Ross Karissa Sampson, Kingston, a boy, Lynwood Greer Josh and Bobby Underdown, Knoxville, a boy, Thatcher Roan Alonzo Brooks and Monique Walda, Knoxville, a girl, Avianna Marie Marcus Bragg and Nykeesha Lee, Knoxville, a girl, Ecko Journey

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Students in Halls High Art Club created this beautiful piece of art showing wildlife in Tennessee for the annual Dogwood Arts Festival Chalk Walk. The group received second place for their work. Participants included Haley Ortner, Kacey Cannon, Emily Roark, Harrison Campbell, Eli Meyers, Julianna Patterson, Carlie Talent, Colby White and Gage Nicely. Photo submitted

John and Catherine Pinckard, Knoxville, a boy, Nash Keith Cason and Courtney McInturff, Knoxville, a boy, Cason Dean “Mac” William and Keshia Johnson, Knoxville, a boy, William Landon Shawn and Amy Julian, Sevierville, a girl, Gemma Rose Todd and Sarah Mason, Knoxville, a girl, Hadley Anne Darian and Brittany Foust, LaFollette, a boy, Norris Lee Jacob and Rebecca Hoekstra, Knoxville, a boy, Alexander Lee Paul and Brittany Rose, Knoxville, a boy, Daxton Avery Kimberly Grubb, Knoxville, a boy, Owen Ryley Scott and Katie Holbrook, Knoxville, a girl, Landry Elizabeth

Christopher and Ashley Paul, Jacksboro, a boy, Zachary Ethan Paul

Brian and Ariel Andrews, Knoxville, a boy, Brian James Andrews Jr

Nicholas and Karissa Collins, Etowah, a girl, Anita Dawn Collins

Crystal Browning and Michael Moore Jr., Newport, a boy, Oliver Samuel

Brian and Susanna Waters, Alcoa, a boy, Christopher James Waters

Nolvia Zelaya and Ariel Hernandez, Gatlinburg, a boy, Aiden Ariel

Madeline Ramirez and Enrique Flores, Pigeon Forge, a boy, Ian Alexis

Gabriel Inklebarger and Erin Hall, Corryton, a girl, Cyan Moon Inklebarger

Kady and Daniel Maples, Kodak, a girl, Karaline Emilia

Dana Rogers and James Roach, Sevierville, a girl, Addilyn Grace

Brian and Julia Christopher, of Knoxville, a girl, Olivia Rey

Jessica Smith Deleon and Tomas Deleon, White Pine, a boy, Julian Tomas

Elizabeth Price, Sevierville, a girl, Aubrey Rose

Joshua Sullivan and Christina Whitaker, of Knoxville, a girl, Estella Reighn Ann

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Zachary and Heather Boone, LaFollette, a boy, Xander Gage Boone

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Austin and Cortney Putt, Knoxville, a boy, Ryder Maddux Putt

Allen Cordell and Patricia Dummett, LaFollette, a boy, Ryder Lee Cordell

David Hamby Jr. and Sadie Ferguson, Rockwood, a boy, Dax Wylder Hamby

Geoffrey Koontz and Hannah Foster, Knoxville, a boy, Ashton Hollis Koontz

Thomas and Lisa Krajewski, Knoxville, a girl, Anna Louise Krajewski

Keimer Ramirez Escobar and Viviana Mercado Sepulveda, Powell, a boy, Ithan Jeshua Ramirez

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Angelique Johnson, Sevierville, a boy, Atticus Timothy Tyler

Veronica Sanchez, Maryville, a boy, Sebastian Zayne Sanchez

Taylor and Todd Fink, Sevierville, a boy, Tate Wayne

Tyler Neil, Sweetwater, a girl, Le’Trinity Louise Neil

Hannah Knight, Sevierville, a boy, Samuel Wayne

Dakota Brewer and Samantha McCollum, Lenoir City, a girl, Alaya Brooklyn Brewer

Destiny and Preston VanTiburg, Sevierville, a boy, Carson James

Katie Clark, LaFollette, a girl, Sharron Lydia Clark

Elizabeth and Martin Messick, Sevierville, a boy, Jacob Edward

John and Elizabeth Neal, Luttrell, a boy, John Kentynn Neal

Heather and Colbie McDuffie, Newport, a girl, Emillia Braylynn

Dillon and Kneely Paul, Knoxville, a boy, Levi Matthew Paul

Ariel and Giovanni Sarmiento, Kodak, a girl, Leiera Layne

Crystal Daughtery, LaFollette, a boy, Jeremiah Maleek Murray

Cindal Phillips and Hardy Regan, Sevierville, a boy, James Ray

Aaron and Lindsey Chapman, Morristown, a girl, Iva Margaret Chapman

Alexandria McFarland and Jimmy Jackson Jr., Pigeon Forge, a girl, Harmony Renae

Carlos Andres and Lucina Diego, Knoxville, a girl, Elizabeth Marie Diego-Andres

Sergio Doroteo Hernandez and Carolina Galvez Fernandez, Knoxville, a girl, Carolina Doroteo Galvez

Amy Ferguson, Pigeon Forge, a girl, Olivia Delores

Golden Styles and Briannaca Saulsberry, Knoxville, a girl, Gianni Bella Rose Styles

Trey and Christian VanZant, Knoxville, a boy, Tristan Reid VanZant

Jonathan German and Anastasia Kerr-German, Knoxville, a boy, Sebastian Colin German

Andre Owens and Amber Flenniken , Knoxville, a boy, Bryson Xavier Owens

Allen and Patricia Bell, Knoxville, a boy, Logan Ray Bell

Martha Bowers, Lenoir City, a boy, John Evan Bowers

Matthew Tauzell and Pamela Smith, Lenoir City, a boy, Matthew Edward Tauzell

Luke and Ashley Williams, Madisonville, a boy, Kaycen Paul Williams

Randall and Jennifer Fritts, Knoxville, a boy, Carter Cruz Fritts

Anthony and Setorya Montgomery, Knoxville, a boy, Anthony Allen Montgomery Jr.

Michael and Donna Wallace, Andersonville, a girl, Lillie Mae Randall and Jamie Stafford, Lenoir City, a girl, Emily Ellaina Michael Sutton and Lacey Blankenship, Loudon, a girl, Arli June Peter and Rebecca Beers, Knoxville, a girl, Vada Grace Travis and Ashley Nelson, Wartburg, a girl, Laykin Riley Craig and Marissa Dalton, Knoxville, a girl, Teagan Noel Daniel and Andrea Browning, Lenoir City, a girl, Maisie Elise Frederick and Amanda Audritsh, Knoxville, a boy, Frederick Mathias, IV Dustin and Kasey Sharp, Knoxville, a girl, Cameron Grace

UT Medical Center Tyrea Young and Darlressa Clemons, Knoxville, a girl, ZiReea’ Malon Young Jeremy and Nikki Bumgardner, Luttrell, a boy, Elijah Logan Bumgardner Pedro Estrada Gomez and Adriana Castro Gonzalez, Loudon, a girl, Victoria Estrada Jamey Shelley and Tosha McKinney, Corryton, a boy, Charlie Maxwell Shelley

DeSarte Sullivan, Sevierville, a girl, Lillianna Faye

Caleb and Allyson Bowers, Madisonville, a boy, Mason Tobias Franklin Bowers

Amy Hawks and Jeremiah Young, Sevierville, a boy, Maliki Samson Leah and Mark Thompson, Sevierville, a girl, Sabien Celestial Dragon Mirna Aleman and Yorlin Espinal, Sevierville, a girl, Aelyn Michel Jacqueline Lane, Sevierville, a boy, Sebastian Jorge Meyli O’Sorta, Sevierville, a girl, Laila Estela Alyssa and Joseph Bellew, Sevierville, a girl, Jayden Michelle

Courtney Janusheske and Andrew Laws, Sevierville, a boy, Carson Liam Mary and Franklin Payne, Newport, a girl, Abagail Mae Stefanie Wolcott and Christian Light, Sevierville, a boy, Parker Ryan Olivia Chatfield and Caleb Rose, Sevierville, a girl, Ava Marie Felisha Rorabeck and Jonathan Daniels, Del Rio, a girl, Scarlett Alice

Frankie Hofstetter and Cody Burghart, Kodak, a boy, Kamden Roy

David Wolfenbarger Jr. and Terri Marley, of Knoxville, a girl, Peyton Faith

Jennifer Hill and Gavin Robinson, Newport, Halle Giovanna

Javvor Cantrell and ReShana Hill, of Knoxville, a girl, Heaven MarShaye

Rebekkah and Brandon May, Sevierville, a girl, Emily Eden Gloria Dellinger, Sevierville, a girl, Raliyah Jade Cassandra Parker and Thomas Finch, Newport, a girl, Jazmynn Nikole Delsy Rosales and Jose Munguia, Sevierville, a boy, Jordy Gael Makayla and James Suttles, Seymour, a boy, Daxton James

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Curtis and Tosha Peace, of Maynardville, a girl, Maci Rayne Thomas Thomas Jr. and Tracey Hill, of Knoxville, a girl, Feliciti Anne Billy Dutton and Krishena Montalvo, of Knoxville, a girl, K’ana Rayn Joshua Kanipe, of Andersonville, and Ivy Neal, of Oak Ridge, a boy, Brysen Maximus

Madisyn and Cody Lavoie, Sevierville, a girl, Delilah Skye

Lassiter and James Denton, Sevierville, a girl, Charleigh Ann

Robert and Tabitha Newman, of Oak Ridge, a boy Rain Jack

Tiffany Stoops, Kodak, a girl, Skylar Michelle Lynn

Kelsey and Richard Innes, Strawberry Plains, a girl, Mallory Kate

Noah Dodson and Kari Lumpkin, of Knoxville, a girl, Lynneya Rose

Lorin and Steven Wilson, Sevierville, a boy Josiah Aidric

Jeidy Cardon and Gualder Godoy, Sevierville, a boy, Anderson Manfredo

Randy Williams Jr. and Ashlyn Easter, of Rockwood, a girl, Khalyn Paige

Radonna Bryant and William Kite, Sevierville, a boy, Kade Landon

Jennifer Seals and Junior Hernandez, Strawberry Plains, a boy, Hudson alexander

Nathan and Lesley Miles, of Powell, a girl, Fiona Anne

Katelyn and Mark Indelicato, Gatlinburg, a boy, Oliver Reid

Evangelynn and Jeffrey Mattingly, Gatlinburg, a boy, Austin Jeffrey

Brandy and Charles Hart, Sevierville, a girl, Aliyah Pearl

Christin and Tyler Vaden, Sevierville, a boy, Hawke Sawyer

Kelsey and Hannah Gilliam, of Powell, a boy, Urbyn Kash Samantha Keith, of Knoxville, a girl, Nora Alexandra

Laura White, Strawberry Plains, a boy, Daniel Ryan

Bryan and Katie Schreiber, of Knoxville, a boy, Keaton Joseph

Virginia and John Cottongim, Sevierville, a girl, Stella Catherine

Dominique Brown, of Knoxville, a girl, Faith La’Shay Nichole

Tonya Forrester, Cosby, a girl, Taelynn Renee

Zenab Jabeer and Salah Alfatlawi, Sevierville, a boy, Ali Salah

Kashika Kelley, of Morristown, a girl, Jayla Monae

Whitney and Brandon Reagan, Kodak, a girl, Waylynn Mae

Sara Ogle and Paul O’Neill, Sevierville, a boy, Silas Anthony Haiel

Stephen Fisher and Christina Reimche, of Oak Ridge, a boy, Jack Teil

Kaitlin and Christopher Phillips, Sevierville, a boy, Wiley Jack

Jaylin Henderson and Sasha Holloway, of Powell, a girl, Journey Rene’

Kelsey and Richard Innes, Strawberry Plains, a girl, Mallory Kate

Jessie Gabel, Sevierville, a boy, Declan Nash Jazmin and Corey Hawks, Sevierville, a girl, Ana-Rose Adele Shannon Smith-Griffin and Jamie Griffin, Sevierville, a boy, Galahad

Fort Sanders Philip and Julianne Smith, of Maryville, a boy, Jennings Gentry

Amanda and James Knochel Jr., Sevierville, a girl, Mackenzie

Bryston and Olivia Wilson, of New Tazewell, a boy, Rhyett Cade

Casey and Scott Williams, New Market, a girl, Dahlila LeeAnn

James Reno and Destiny Lee, of Powell, a girl, Paisley Renea-Lynn

Chelsea Henry and Benjamin Rayborn, Seymour, a girl, Emersyn Grace

Charles Lawrence Jr. and Valencia Booker, of Knoxville, a boy, Braylon Kyriq

April and Andrew Walters, Kodak, Twin A- Adryan Grace

Kody and Katie Swink, of Greenback, a boy, Klade Louis Edward

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Tyrone Tumlin Jr. and Coreesha Howell, of Knoxville, a girl, Tawana Aryana-Denise D’Metric Albea and Courtn’ee Grooms, of Knoxville, a girl, Logan Lei’Nise Anthony Jones and Arielle Reynolds, of Knoxville, a girl, Rowan Evanessa

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health & lifestyles News From Parkwest, west kNoxville’s HealtHcare leader • • 374-Park

Parkwest’s care and surgical expertise add up to recovery for soccer-playing math teacher Thanks to modern surgical techniques, high school math teacher Jessica Gibson of Knoxville has drop-kicked a soccer injury to the curb. Gibson, 32, was playing in an indoor league in November 2016 when she and another player hit the ball at the same time, from opposite sides. “All the force from hitting the ball went into my leg and shattered the bone,” she said. “I wasn’t kicked or anything liked that, so it must have been the perfect angle.” She knew at once something was wrong. “I saw my leg bend in a bad way in the corner of my eye,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I just broke my leg. No, that didn’t just happen.’ Then it started hurting, and I realized, yeah, that happened. “It was super sharp pain, and any time my leg would move I could almost feel the bones moving, too. I had on tight socks and a shin guard, which was a good thing. But it was not pleasant,” she recalled. Friends called an ambulance, and Gibson asked to be taken to Parkwest Medical Center. “It was my choice,” she said. “I have some friends who had suggested it, and it was also pretty close.” They took her straight to the emergency department, where hospital staff took Xrays. Gibson had shattered her tibia and fibula in her right leg. The tibia is the front, larger bone, and the fibula is the smaller bone just behind it in the lower leg. Stabilizing them for the night was very painful. “It hurt so badly they had to knock me out,” she said. “They got me into a room for the night, and then I had surgery the next morning at 7:30 a.m.” Parkwest Orthopedic Surgeon Ryan Dabbs, MD, performed the surgery, which involved installing a small rod, a plate, and five screws to stabilize the bones in Gibson’s leg. “Any person can break both bones in their lower leg with the right force, usu-

ally a direct impact or twist. When playing sports competitively, an athlete is at risk for both of these,” said Dr. Dabbs. “The injury becomes more complex when there are several fragments of bone,” he added. “This is what happened to Jessica. Ryan Dabbs, MD She broke both bones into several fragments, requiring putting the pieces back together like a puzzle.” Gibson spent two nights in the hospital. “I was in a lot of pain. The first pain medication wasn’t working, so they were very helpful in trying to find what worked for me. The poor night nurse, I was constantly calling her!” Despite the pain, Gibson added, “I had a great experience at Parkwest. Everybody was super helpful and friendly.” She stayed off her leg for six weeks, and then used one crutch for four more weeks. Since then, she has been exercising on her own. “I’m still not super flexible but it’s getting there,” she said. “I was walking first and then I moved to low-impact exercise, like riding a bike and an elliptical machine. I ran for the first time last week. I’m just slowly running once or twice a week, and walking and doing lower-impact things. I’m not quite back to soccer and a contact sport yet,” she said. Gibson didn’t even miss much work. She teaches algebra and geometry at West High School. “My students have been great. The accident happened just before Thanksgiving break, and then I did half-days until Christmas vacation. The kids have been very understanding.”

West High School teacher Jessica Gibson is back on her feet after shattering her right tibia and fibula just before Thanksgiving.

Gibson said she would recommend Parkwest Medical Center to anyone facing a similar surgery. “If you have to go through that kind of experience, I couldn’t have asked for a better place to be,” Gibson said. “I would totally recommend it to anybody. Not

breaking your leg, of course, but going to Parkwest! Everyone was very helpful and kind to me.” For more information about Parkwest Medical Center or to find a physician, visit us online at or call 374-PARK.

Surgical services at Parkwest Whether your surgery is elective or required, Parkwest has a wide variety of specialties to meet your needs. “It is a pleasure to work with welltrained, caring staff in the Parkwest operating suites,” said Tracy Pesut, MD, Parkwest orthopedic surgeon. “The staff takes extra steps to make sure our patients receive excellent care and have the best outTracy Pesut, MD comes possible.” The following surgical service lines are available at Parkwest. Cardiovascular Surgery: Parkwest is home to a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room for patients who are having issues with their hearts and lungs. In addition to offering traditional open heart procedures, the combination of up-to-date, innovative technology and Parkwest’s experienced heart team allows high-risk patients the opportunity to have Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in-

stead of open heart surgery. Thoracic aortic aneurysm repairs and endovascular abdominal aneurysm repairs can also be performed, which allow for better blood flow to the extremities. Open advanced cardiovascular procedures include aortic root replacement, ascending aortic aneurysm repair and aortic arch repair. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT): When a patient has ear, nose or throat problems that are not resolved by lesser invasive alternatives, ENT surgery may be necessary. Parkwest physicians perform ENT surgeries for both children and adults, including tonsillectomy, ear and sinus surgery, and balloon sinuplasty. General Surgery: To reduce recovery time and level of pain, Parkwest offers minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries for general surgeries including hernia repairs, gallbladder removal and hiatal hernia repair. Patients are able to return to normal routines sooner and with less pain. Other general surgeries include appendix removal, colon surgeries and breast surgeries. Gynecology: For women who are experiencing pain in their reproduc-

tive organs or bladder incontinence, Parkwest provides gynecological and oncology services, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery using the DaVinci Robot. Gynecological surgeries include hysterectomies, diagnostic laparoscopies and vaginal repair. Neurosurgery: Parkwest’s dedicated team works with five neurosurgeons trained on the BrainLab system for spinal and cranial surgeries. The BrainLab system is especially useful in precisely pinpointing the location of a tumor during brain biopsies, which allows physicians to obtain more accurate tissue samples. The system also reduces radiation exposure, shortens operating time and is minimally invasive. Orthopedics: Patients experiencing joint pain, foot problems or chronic issues may benefit from Parkwest’s elite orthopedics program, which ranks among the highest orthopedic volume generators in the state. The orthopedic surgeons at Parkwest perform more than 1,800 total joint replacements each year. Parkwest is home to The Retreat, a total joint replacement center, which provides physical therapy immediately follow-

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ing a short surgical recovery period. Physical therapists work with patients to practice how to climb stairs, get in a car and move comfortably again. Orthopedic surgeries that are common at Parkwest include replacements, spinal procedures, a wide variety of podiatry procedures, fracture repair and knee arthroscopy. Plastic Surgery: Parkwest offers reconstructive and elective plastic surgeries. Urology: For patients with issues of the urinary tract, Parkwest’s urology service line offers a wide variety of treatments for issues including kidney stones, bladder tumors and bladder repair. To prepare for non-emergency surgery, every patient is scheduled for a Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) appointment. Patients and families are encouraged to ask any questions and voice concerns at this time. “Our priority is patient care and providing the best possible outcomes for every procedure, every time,” said Jeanie Brown, RN, surgery nurse manager. For more information about surgical services at Parkwest, visit or call 865-374-7275.

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