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VOL. 51 NO. 8

February 20, 2012

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HPUD budget

After years of steep rate hikes, the Hallsdale Powell Utility District management has proposed two different rate structures for the fiscal year which starts April 1. The board of commissioners will vote on a budget and the rate to fund it on March 12.


See Clark’s story on page A-3

Crematorium at City Council Opponents of a crematorium slated to open in Fountain City are gearing up to challenge Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel’s building permit at City Council on Tuesday. Last month, the Board of Zoning Appeals turned down an appeal of Gentry-Griffey’s permit to build an on-site crematorium. In doing so, the zoning board affi rmed the city building official’s ruling that the crematorium is an accessory use to the funeral home.

See Bean’s story on page A-2


Prom 2012 is theme Central High School seniors model prom wear from Savvi Formal Wear and Gilded Gown at last week’s fashion show. Pictured are Matthew Hubbs, Molly Shipman, Connor Weisenberg, Sarah Wesley, Bobby Russell, Avery Barrilleaux, Lauren Bacon, David Sleet, Sidney Settle, Stephen Ridings and Jessica Dycus. Photos by S. Clark

Forum at Gibbs School board candidates Mike McMillan and Conley Underwood will participate in a public forum at Gibbs High School at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1. It was organized by Ahnna Estes, workforce development mamager at the Knoxville Chamber. Early voting is underway and the election is Tuesday, March 6.


One call does it all Bearden lead reporter Wendy Smith writes about a program through the Office on Aging that connects people over age 50 with vetted contractors. Find it on our website. Click Bearden edition.

Index Jake Mabe Community Government/Politics Marvin West Jim Byrge Faith Schools Business Health/Lifestyles

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It’s real, it’s here Bids opened for Emory Road By Sandra Clark The Powell leg of Emory Road improvements has been funded and bids opened with the apparent low bidder Potter South East LLC of Huntsville, Tenn. “After 40 years of talk, it’s finally here,” said state Rep. Bill Dunn. Potter’s bid is $1 5 ,66 0,65 3 .11, Bill Dunn Dunn said. “We expect to break ground in mid- to late-March and the completion date is Oct. 31, 2013.” The project will complete the five-laning of Emory Road from Norris Freeway in Halls to Clinton Highway, coming out at Walgreens. It will bridge over the railroad tracks and extend south of Beaver Creek with five lanes and sidewalks, Dunn said.

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saw how it narrowed to the old road, it was a stark contrast,” said Dunn. The new road will have two lanes in each direction with sidewalks and a turn lane, Dunn said. The decision to build on the south side of Beaver Creek came after contentious community

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meetings that pitted business interests on Emory against homeowners who use the road for school trips. At last week’s Hallsdale Powell Utility District meeting, CEO Darren Cardwell said the utility line relocation was part of the bid specs.

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“I’m happy and I hope the folks in BRINK are happy, too. I know Rep. Harry Brooks and Sen. Randy McNally (who also represent Powell) are pleased with this.” BRINK (Better Roads in North Knox), is a citizens group founded in 1994 to promote road improvements in north, northwest and northeast Knox County. Members including Clark Hamilton, Carl Tindell and David Lambert have met with TDOT commissioners over the years to promote an agenda which included widening Emory Road from Halls to Powell and Western Avenue/Oak Ridge Highway from Knoxville to Karns. When Gov. Bill Haslam came into office, he dispatched TDOT Commissioner John Schroer on a road trip to visit projects underway. Dunn virtually hijacked Schroer in Knox County, taking him to the unfinished stretch of Emory Road. “When he drove on Emory and

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By Sandra Clark Dr. Jim McIntyre is recommending a major building project at Shannondale Elementary School and improvements for Adrian Burnett. The north area schools were targeted in the superintendent’s capital planning priorities, but there is no timeline for completion. The school board must adopt the recommendations which were discussed at last week’s workshop. Three board members questioned the absence of middle school improvements on the list. At Shannondale, McIntyre would build as many as 14 class-

rooms, eliminating the need for portables at the school. “Shannondale has both a relatively low square foot per student ratio and relatively high proportion of its existing square footage in portable classrooms,” he said. Tracie Sanger spoke for Shannondale at the workshop. “We’re requesting renovation or an addition in the near future,” she said. Shannondale was built in 1955 for 250 students. The school now has 435 students with more than one-third housed in portable classrooms. “We have 17 people per toilet. All three 5th grades, all three 4th

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grades, art, music, special education, speech and guidance are in portables – 145 kids of 435 or 33.6 percent,” she said. “And the quality of those portables has been questioned this year.” An addition at Adrian Burnett Elementary School could accommodate growth in what McIntyre calls the “north central corridor” where he expects “modest enrollment growth” and buildings are at capacity. Since Adrian Burnett, located on Brown Gap Road in Halls, was built for a much smaller enrollment, its core amenities – cafeteria, library,

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Great news for Halls High wrestling…

And here’s some more great news, as a follow up to my Halls High wrestling story last week. The team finished fourth in the TSSAA Region 2 wrestling tournament at Gibbs High. Three wrestlers advanced to the state tournament at Franklin last weekend: Tanner Justice (2nd, 170), Joe Fox (2nd, 106) and Connor Rohrbaugh (2nd, 170). Results were not available at press time.

Just in case you think you’re reading a rerun, yes, I did go back to the Fountain City Lions Club for food. What can I say? I’m a Jake poor boy with an appetite. Mabe The Lions Club held its annual chili supper last Thursday night. Dick McMY TWO CENTS Millan had given me plenty of warning that he and Ben Easterday were cooking, but That included a narrow 49I went anyway. 48 loss in January to even■ Great news for tual undefeated champion Halls Middle girls South-Doyle Middle. The Demons advanced to hoops … the Final Four in the middle school tournament beHere’s some great news. Halls Middle School fore losing again to Southgirls basketball coach Tom Doyle. Kaci Mitchell made AllPoisal reports his team concluded a successful County and also made the season, finishing with a All-Tournament team. Tay15-4 regular-season record lor Moon also made the Allthat was highlighted by a Tournament team. Coach 27-point victory over West- Poisal also emphasized the view to win the Halls High excellent year that 8th grade Christmas Tournament. post Lauren White had as a The team’s four losses were major key to the team’s sucby a combined eight points. cesses this season.

‘Murder in Harrill Hills’ at Open Door Book Review

Retired crime investigator Bob Allen will review his book “Murder in Harrill Hills” 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Fountain City Branch Library for the Open Door Book Review. Dr. Jim Tumblin reports that in 1951, Mary Tabler Hankins, a young Knoxville housewife, was mysteriously slain while alone in her new Harrill Hills home, the victim of a senseless murder with no apparent motive. The crime was never solved.

Making chili at the Fountain City Lions Club building last Thursday are “Benny and the Jets”: (counterclockwise from right) Ben Easterday, Dick McMillan, Joe McCampbell and John Heatherly. Photo by Jake Mabe

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Art show reception is Friday

Sylvia Williams reports that the Fountain City Art Center is inviting everyone to attend the reception for its first theme show, “Connections,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Artists will be bringing in

2-D and 3-D artwork 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. She says judging for awards will take place on Wednesday. The judges will be looking for the artwork that best illustrates the theme “Connections.” The Center will also be celebrating its new light fixtures by flipping the switches and “unveiling” them at 6:45 p.m. Board president Bob Meadows will be thanking

all donors just before exhibit awards are announced at 7. “Connections” and a student art exhibit will be on view through March 23. Info: 357-ARTS (2787) or email fcartcenter@knology. net for more information. The Fountain City Art Center is located at 213 Hotel Ave., right next to the Park. Visit Jake’s daily blog at

Crematorium fight moves to City Council decision was not in conformity with provisions of the zoning code that don’t speak specifically to crematoriums, but do speak of incinerators and limit them to industrial zones requiring use-on-review.” At last month’s BZA meeting, she cited sections of the city code that limit related uses – like distillation of bones and incineration of organic matter – to I-4 industrial zones. Gen-

try-Griffey, located on the hill above Fountain City Lake, is zoned O-1. This, Scott said, supports Rose Mortuary CEO Kent Marcum’s written statement that city officials told him not to bother asking when Rose wanted to add a crematory to a facility it was leasing in Bearden. Marcum said he was told that such uses are permissible only in I-4 industrial zones.

City attorney Angela Rauber said she has found no evidence that Marcum ever applied for a permit to build a crematory. Marcum, however, said he decided not to apply for a permit when he was told it had to be in an industrial zone. Instead, he and other local funeral directors founded East Tennessee Cremation Services in Blount County. Gentry-Griffey lawyer Arthur Seymour Jr. cited

legal precedent to support his case at BZA. “The disposition of dead human bodies includes the right of a funeral establishment to operate a crematory. That’s the last word from the appellate courts,” he said. Formerly family-owned, Gentry-Griffey is now part of a corporation called Evergreen, whose principals are Jim Clayton, Richard Ray and Tim Williams.

tyre’s recommendation that the county build a permanent addition to the school. Smith, a nurse, is one Dreau has suffered a host of the leaders of a parents’ of illnesses that Smith at- group that has become votributes to mold problems cal about health concerns at in the portable classroom Shannondale. She says the By Betty Bean Shannondale Elemen- where Dreau spends her students and faculty need tary School parent Martha days, isn’t satisfied with Su- to be removed from the porDerr Smith, whose daughter perintendent Dr. Jim McIn- tables immediately. County

officials, including Dr. Martha Buchanan of the health department, say their efforts to clean up the mold have been successful. Smith isn’t buying that claim, either. “They can offer to do all this next year, and that’s great,” Smith said. “But the issue is that the chil-

dren are still in the classrooms. Dreau has a fungal infection in her throat. Monday a teacher had a nosebleed.” She said she still plans to pursue a transfer for her daughter, a 5th grader who will go to middle school next year. “Do I honestly think the

superintendent will delegate the time and resources to make sure the kids at Shannondale get what they need? No. It’s become a political circus and it shouldn’t be. Dreau won’t be able to finish her last year at her school. We’ve got a really bad problem at Shannondale.”

By Betty Bean Opponents of a crematorium slated to open in Fountain City are gearing up to challenge Gentry-Griffey Funeral Home’s building permit at City Council on Tuesday. Last month, the Board of Zoning Appeals turned down the Community Awareness Network’s appeal of Gentry-Griffey’s permit to build an on-site crematorium. In doing so,

the zoning board affirmed the city building official’s ruling that the crematorium is an accessory use to the funeral home. Nan Scott, CAN’s chief spokesperson, said the city building official erred in granting the permit, as did the BZA in approving it. “Based on the marketing Gentry-Griffey is doing, we feel that this ‘accessory’ use will soon become the principal use,” Scott said. “The

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County to manage ballroom dances Knox County will operate a monthly ballroom dance at the Halls Senior Center to avoid liability concerns by the seniors. John Foley (left) and Tom Engle (right) met with Mayor Tim Burchett to work out details. Communications manager Michael Grider is second from left. Hemal Tailor, not pictured, is manager of senior services. She said the first dance will be on the fourth Saturday in March and she is currently seeking a band. “We will use a DJ to keep things lively, and will continue the program as long as the seniors keep up the attendance.” Admission will continue to be $5 to offset expenses. Photo by S. Clark

A fencing and watering system installed on Charles Thompkins’ farm in Halls Photo by Roy Arthur

Farm grants available By Roy Arthur Almost 100 landowners along Beaver Creek from Gibbs to Solway braved the cold morning of Feb. 11 to gather at the Jubilee Banquet Hall on Callahan Road for breakfast and the opportunity to hear Matt Ledford, Knox County soil conservationist, speak about farm enhancements that also benefit wildlife. This Farmers’ Breakfast event is part of a series sponsored by the Beaver Creek Task Force and organized by the Knox County Soil Conservation District. Ledford discussed the benefit of incorporating native warm season grasses on a portion of a farm for improved pasture and hay during the summer months when fescue becomes dormant. These grasses not only save a farmer money, but benefit deer and rabbits by providing cover from predatory animals. The grasses also provide habitat for

Halls cheer/mascot tryouts scheduled Sign ups for Halls High cheerleading and mascot program are going on now through Wednesday, Feb. 29. Individuals interested need to sign up with Cheri Duncan at the high school or Chauncie Bower at the middle school. Tryouts will be held March 31-April 2. There will be a mandatory parent meeting in the high school commons 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Info: cheri.duncan@knoxschools. org.

Powell offers softball improvement camp Powell Girls Softball will host Player Improvement Day on Saturday, March 10, at the Powell Levi Fields. Pitching/catching instruction will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and hitting instruction will be from 1-4 p.m. Session cost is $50 each or both for $80 and girls ages 7-14 years are eligible to attend. Participants need to bring bats, gloves, cleats and catchers gear if needed. Proceeds will go to Powell Girls Softball to improve the league. Info:

quail, a bird species that has almost disappeared from the East Tennessee landscape. Matt also discussed managing trees bordering fields to improve row crop and pasture production. Tree borders can be managed to provide habitat corridors for game species and birds. Charles Thompkins, who farms 75 acres in the Halls community, was presented with a Beaver Creek Conservation Farm sign. Charles has taken advantage of many of the cost sharing programs provided by the Knox County Soil Conserva-

tion District to install fencing, improve pasture and provide watering systems for his cattle. For the remainder of 2012, landowners in the Beaver Creek Watershed can take advantage of a Tennessee Department of Agriculture 319 grant that will pay 75 percent of the cost of improvements on their property. Contact Matt Ledford or Amy Mann with the Knox County Soil Conservation District Office at 523-3338, Ext. 3 for details.

After years of steep rate hikes, the Hallsdale Powell Utility District management has proposed two different rate structures for the fiscal year which starts April 1. The board of commissioners will vote on a budget and the rate to fund it on March 12. A draft version of the budget is on the Shopper’s website at HPUD could retain the minimum bill structure which has usage charges after 1,500 gallons per month. For this model, management recommends water rates would be increased by 3.5 percent and wastewater rates by 3.75 percent. Option two is a flat base charge per customer and a per gallon charge from zero. This model would be cheaper for customers who use 1,000 gallons or less. Commissioner Bob Crye said that the base rate method helps those who use less water which may include the elderly and low income customers. The budget anticipates revenues of $29.2 million and operating expenses of $22.4 million including $7.7 million of depreciation. Interest on debt will be $4.6 million. Also at last Monday’s meeting, CEO Darren Cardwell reported that the district held its AA rating with Standard & Poor’s in a report released Jan. 31. In the past 12 years, HPUD has invested $155 million to upgrade and ex-

pand the water and wastewater systems. Water loss has been reduced from 40 percent to 26 percent, according to the S&P report. “Liquidity is very strong” with cash on hand during 2011 to cover 441 days of operations. Some of that cash will be used to fund $66 million in anticipated expenses to complete the upgrades. HPUD might have to issue an additional $18 million to $20 million in bonds to complete the rehab projects, the report states. ■ HPUD set nine water meters in January and inspected 19 sewer connections. The district treated 219.8 million gallons of water and 337.8 million gallons of wastewater. ■ The board adopted a proposed settlement of a dispute with Siemens over equipment problems at the Melton Hill water plant. Engineer Nick Jackson said the settlement (adding two treatment cells to the existing four) will “give us 50 percent more capacity for one-tenth of the cost we paid in 2004” and the additional membranes will extend the life of the plant. ■ Consulting engineer Robert Campbell said the Maynardville Pike water line relocation and expansion project is 85 percent complete. This will link Halls to the new water plant on Norris Lake. ■ James Smith, chief financial officer, is proposing an alternate rate model with a flat fee and a bill

NORTH NOTES ■ Halls Women’s League will hold a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Halls Senior Center. Donations can be

brought 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, or 8-9 a.m. March 3. No clothes, only furniture, household items, books, toys, tools, etc., will be accepted. No shopping allowed before 9 a.m. Info: Peggy Beeler, 922-0874.



UNDERWOOD 8th District School Board What Voters are saying – “Conley Underwood is not a politician, and new blood would be a good thing. He always speaks up for the people and not just for his own interests. We need his leadership.” – Charlie Hipsher “Conley Underwood thinks like I do – he wants to improve education in the 8th District. When you ask for his help, he’s not asking, ‘what’s in it for me?’. He’ll do what he can to help you.” – C.H. McMillan “Conley Underwood is a man who stands for integrity and honesty...a family man with the same concerns of other parents. He wants what is best for all OUR children. I urge you to vote for him.” – Mrs. Monty (Becky) Howell “Conley Underwood has worked for the community all his life. I was impressed that he kept up the fight for a new elementary school even though his children are already in middle school. He wants what is best for all the kids in the 8th District.” – Jim Williams “I’ve got a favorite in this race...Conley Underwood. I like his coach’s slogan: ‘Team First,’ and his operating strategy of being ‘positive, polite and respectful.’ Most of all, I like his persistence and optimism. If elected, he will do a good job.” – Sandra Clark, Halls Shopper-News Facebook: Conley Underwood for Knox County Board of Education-8th District 388-4482 Paid for by the committee to Elect Conley Underwood; Brad Cannon, Treasurer.

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based on actual usage. ■ The annual state maintenance fee will be added to customers’ next bill. It is a one-time $1.29 for water customers and 60 cents for sewer customers for a total $1.89, Smith said. That’s a reduction from last year’s fees of $1.43 and 61 cents. ■ HPUD is operating at 2003 levels of water usage,” Smith said. He attributed that to “people becoming more environmentally conscious” and the use of more efficient household appliances. Jim Hill said it’s a reflection of recent rainy seasons. People use more water during a drought. And it could be HPUD’s rates have caused people to use less water. ■ Smith anticipates the district will sell 40 million gallons less water for fiscal year 2012 as compared to fiscal year 2011.

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How Bob Booker made Bill Jenkins Speaker Last Tuesday, Feb. 14, was a trip down memory lane for me as Bill Vaughan, retired journalist and press aide to Gov. Winfield Dunn, and I drove up to Rogersville to have lunch with former U.S. Rep. Bill Jenkins at the historic Hale Springs Inn. Jenkins, 75, is in good health and still the gentleman farmer.

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Along with Knoxville attorney Dick Krieg (another former state representative) and Tom Jensen, I had voted in January 1969 to elect Jenkins the first Republican Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives in decades. It would take 40 years before another Republican would be Speaker. But in 1969, the House was split 49-49 between Democrats and Republicans with one independent, J. P. Kimbrell from Lawrence County, for a total of 99 members. It was uncertain whether Jenkins, the GOP nominee, or Pat Lynch, the Democratic nominee, would be chosen Speaker. When the House convened that day it was full of excitement and uncertainty, as the lone independent, Mr. Kimbrell, had not declared his intentions. It was assumed his vote would determine the outcome, so when the roll was called everyone waited for the clerk to reach the names beginning with “K” to find out what Kimbrell would do. However, the result became clear much earlier in the roll call when those names beginning with “B” were called. Bob Booker, an African-American Democrat from Knoxville, announced his vote for Jenkins to the shock of the 48 other Democrats and the happy surprise of Republicans. Then, Jenkins had his 50 votes and the Kimbrell vote, which made it 51, was not decisive. I asked Jenkins last week how he was able to secure Booker’s support some 44 years ago. He said he had met with Booker a few days before the vote and told him he would be fair in appointments and presiding. Booker, he said, told him he would support him and Booker delivered. Jenkins said he and Booker still stay in touch to this day. Jenkins was also a fellow East Tennessean. Jenkins has had one of the most diverse public service careers of any Tennessean, having served as a state representative for eight years, Commissioner of Conservation for Gov. Dunn (in fact the only commissioner in the Dunn Cabinet still living),

Director of TVA when directors still ran the agency, Circuit Court judge, and U.S. Representative. Jenkins has been in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of state government and the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. He also served a term on the Board of Trustees for Carson-Newman College. He says being Speaker of the Tennessee House was the most interesting “as it was a period of transition” for Tennessee politics to a two-party system. Buford Ellington was governor and the notion of a Republicancontrolled House was considered fantasy. However, in 1968, Richard Nixon carried Tennessee and Hubert Humphrey ran poorly. Tennessee had elected Howard Baker to the U.S. Senate in 1966, Bill Brock to the U.S. House from Chattanooga in 1962, and in 1970, Winfield Dunn was elected governor and Brock to the U.S. Senate. Two-party politics for Tennessee had arrived. Today it seems almost reversed in that the GOP is now the dominant party, which the Democrats were in the early 1960s and also in the 1980s. Both Houses of the Legislature are Republican as is the Governor and seven of nine congressional seats. Jenkins attributes the growth of the Republican Party in the Legislature to the Supreme Court decision of Baker v. Carr which required equal populations in districts for legislatures across the United States and assured a growth in Republican seats. Jenkins never overstayed his time in any position he has held. His integrity is well-established and his story telling is legendary. ■ Ray Building: It seems another matter the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation never voted on was naming their building on Gay Street for Gloria Ray. It was done by an agreement between former county Mayor Mike Ragsdale and Ray with the concurrence of former KTSC board chair David Duncan according to Kim Bumpas, interim KTSC president. There is no record of the board voting to do this. Bumpas is making a concerted effort to reach out to groups which Ray had ignored in the arts and cultural community. Don’t be surprised if the sign quietly disappears one day. ■ Attorney Ward Phillips is being paid $275 an hour which may be the best money KTSC has spent as he unearths past misdeeds and outlines a legal path to restoring trust. Had he been around earlier he might have been able to keep the board focused on the business of being real board members. Victor Ashe, former Knoxville mayor and Ambassador to Poland, can be reached at

WDVX is nation’s top bluegrass station – again By Betty Bean Two minutes before noon on a cold, gray Monday, the crowd at the Blue Plate Special was a little sparse and kind of quiet. Then Red Hickey picked up the microphone and asked them to make some extra noise and promised that stragglers would arrive to fill up the room by the time the opening act, Ryan Kralik, a singer/songwriter who’d come all the way from Kent, Ohio, plugged in his ukulele.

Betty Bean WDVX general manager Linda Billman (center) and interns David Cohen and Samantha Amick get ready for another “Blue Plate Special.” Photo by Betty Bean She was right. Five minutes later, the room was nearly full. And by the time the four singing sisters from Atlanta who make up the string band von Grey took the stage, it was standing room only. Their high lonesome harmonies couldn’t help but remind old-timers of the “Midday Merry-Go-Round” that was the hottest lunch hour ticket on Gay Street 60 years ago. The “Blue Plate Special” is a daily production of the radio station that The Oxford American magazine named the Best In America. Past performers there include locals, up-andcoming new national faces and occasionally, bona fide celebrities like Bela Fleck, Marty Stuart and David Grisman. The show broadcasts from a studio at the Knoxville Visitors Center, on the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill. This month, WDVX was named Bluegrass Station of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. For the eighth time. The WDVX studios share the ground floor of the Gloria Ray building with Nancy Kendrick’s Coop Café (known for its many tasty variations on chicken salad) and Uniquely Knoxville, a gift shop featuring hand-made local products from paintings and pottery to jewelry, books and recorded music. On Saturday mornings at 10, there’s a chil-

dren’s show called “Kids’ Stuff,” hosted by Sean McCollough. Upstairs are the plush offices of the embattled Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation, which is in the midst of a forced reorganization over questions about its financial structure. WDVX, which operates on an annual budget of just more than $600,000, relies on numerous volunteers, some part-timers and five full-time employees who are crammed into a space that is windowless and small, lit with fluorescent bulbs and provided by KTSC in exchange for promotional exposure on the air. Expansion plans have been put on hold by the turmoil on the top floor. Whatever the problems, Linda Billman, who served on the board of directors for six years before she was hired as general manager two years ago, says WDVX is happy to be downtown. “We are lucky to be here. It keeps us visible and we can do the ‘Blue Plate.’ We think we make a great contribution to the community – arts every day for free in downtown Knoxville. We have become a tourist destination,” she said. WDVX founder Tony Lawson, now the program director, incorporated the station in 1991 and guided it to its first FCC license in 1997 when it was broadcasting from a transmitter on Cross Mountain, near Briceville. Even-

tually, Lawson bought a used camper for $500 that became the station’s first permanent studio. Around that time, he got a financial boost from Don Burggraf, who put up his house as collateral on a $25,000 loan. “It’s just been a good soulful journey,” Lawson said, who treasures memories of people he has met over the years – like bluegrass prodigy Alex Leach, who started working on air when he was 9 years old. Leach is 22 now, and plays guitar, mandolin and banjo all over the Western Hemisphere. He still does a Tuesday night show with Lawson when he’s in town. And is the resemblance to the “Midday Merry-Go-Round” intentional? “Absolutely,” Lawson said. “It’s where we started, with one foot in the past and one foot in the future. And this is where we’re standing right now.” Billman is working on ways to translate the station’s prestige and popularity into economic stability. “That’s the challenge of nonprofits,” she said. “I’d like to figure out a way to make listeners into supporters. One of our challenges is that we are a radio station and a lot of people think of broadcasting as free. That’s fine and a lot of people can’t afford to contribute, but for people who can, it would be nice to have their support.”

Hutchison dismissed from Citizens Bank lawsuit Former Knox County Sheriff the bank. Tim Hutchison and his wife, Jan, Hutchison said have been dismissed from the he sold his stock in the SHE Group lawsuit filed by Citizens National Bank of Athens over money owed to a fellow sharethe bank by the SHE Group, a holder in February corporation that purchased Dean 2008. The owner/ Stallings Ford in Oak Ridge. manager of SHE The dealership later closed and Group later filed Hutchison was sued. for bankruptcy in He said Thursday that he can- Hutchison August 2009. not discuss the terms of the settleHe was notified of the bankruptment, but observed that he also cy filing by local media, Hutchison dropped his countersuit against said. “I was only a passive investor

and never had any involvement in the management or decision making at Dean Stallings Ford. Nor was I consulted over any issues with those responsible for ultimate outcome of that dealership.” Hutchison was elected sheriff five times and was term limited by the Tennessee Supreme Court during his fifth term. In 2010 he lost a primary bid to Tim Burchett for county mayor. He has been doing law enforcement consulting and construction/disaster relief.

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Obama Administration” and said few issues in our lifetime will be as important. Briggs recently ate dinSandra ner with U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, Clark a man who claims to have read all 2,700 pages of the federal law enacted in 2010. “It is not written in plain English,” said Briggs. people like, but other parts There are parts that are just unaffordable, said

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So good to hear that the worst is over, that Tennessee football is no longer in disarray, that progress, like cherry blossoms, is budding and will soon break out for all to see. This is your first official preview of football 2012. Cody Blanc said Jim Chaney said, “If we don’t win eight or nine ball games – well, seven or eight – that’s when we’ll know something’s not right.” I already know. I’m counting on the head coach, offensive coordinator Chaney, the new running back coach, the new line coach, the reassigned receivers coach and other close associates to fix it. I look forward to an attitude adjustment, led by the new defensive coordinator. I am hopeful that the coach of size, strength and speed will do something to help. When I am in charge of this operation, we will add a gate guard or grassgrower or other guru who knows how to kick and will stand very near a certain kicker, in lunch lines, during practice and at all games. He will whisper tips and tidbits. There will be no more kicks that hit helmets. There was a time, back in the Phillip Fulmer era, when seven or eight victories wouldn’t have been enough. Expectations have

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been beaten down, hammered over the head with a two-by-four. Almost anything imaginable would be better than the 1-7 SEC record and some of those gosh-awful scores. The schedule is encouraging. There I go, becoming openly optimistic about Georgia State, Akron and Troy. Overconfidence is a dangerous error. Blanc, multitalented recruit from Knoxville Central, has his own reasons for positive thinking, good group of returnees, good group of new guys. Here’s the hitch: Georgia is still ahead. Are the Vols now even with Florida, South Carolina and Mississippi State? Are they better than anybody? Dare I mention Vanderbilt and Kentucky? No question about Alabama. Good thing the coach there is a friend of the coach here. That may be enough to save the rivalry. The biggest game of Derek Dooley’s coaching life is the opener, North Carolina State in Atlanta. The Wolfpack has yo-yo

tendencies. We don’t know which group will show up. We are almost certain which pack of wolves will be howling if the Volunteers limp home emptyhanded. Spare us that experience. This is the season Tennessee runs out of excuses. The squad has scars earned in combat. There is some depth. The quarterback will be a junior in eligibility if not maturity. If the talent level is not improved, that will be Dooley’s fault. He will have three recruiting classes on the field. If they aren’t good enough, this will be a tragic time to make the discovery. On my depth chart, two seniors and seven juniors are penciled in as offensive starters. Two seniors and six juniors are my defensive guesses. Sophomores on both sides of the ball have star potential. Tyler Bray is the key. I honestly don’t know if he is a pipe dream or a future NFL prize. He has the arm. For some, he is the pied piper. For some, he is a pain. Contracts be damned, the coach and his new helpers are strung out on the fence. I sure hope they come down on the side of success, longevity and bowl bonuses. The other side is so messy.

Briggs. Popular parts include disallowing insurance caps on maximum lifetime coverage and forbidding insurance companies from “throwing people off.” Children can stay on their parents’ policy until age 26 under certain conditions. But the rub comes from the requirement that everyone buy health insurance. And opponents believe the premiums won’t be adequate, pushing increased

costs down to states. In fact, Gov. Bill Haslam says, “The Obama administration’s approach is an unaffordable healthcare mandate that is a significant overstep of the federal government’s authority. Forcing mandates on states and individuals is the wrong approach, and if Obamacare is implemented, healthcare costs will rise significantly, putting a seri- Richard Briggs speaks at the ous strain on state budgets West Knox Republican Club Photo by S. Clark across this country.”


ball field. You can see the blinking lights for 20 miles … and on top of that, they have become the Cuisinart in the sky for birds.” Ouch! Mitt Romney will not be in Knoxville today (Feb. 20) but his fans will be gathering at 5 p.m. at Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 101 S. Central St. in the Old City for a rally. Susan Williams said “special guests” will attend, and Billy Stokes said it’s worth coming just to see Susan. Herman Cain is coming to town, speaking to the Tennessee Conservative

Sen. Lamar Alexander continues to tilt at windmills, calling the $27 billion wind subsidy a waste of money, adding: “And what do we get for these billions? A puny amount of unreliable electricity that arrives disproportionately at night when we don’t need it. These are not your grandma’s windmills. These gigantic turbines … are three times as high as stadiums … taller than the Statue of Liberty … blades are as wide as a foot-

Union’s annual banquet. For $100 you can go. Wonder if the Crowne Plaza will cater in Godfather’s Pizza? Halls Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. today (Feb. 20) at QQ Pizza in Halls Center. The speaker is Tom Walker from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office who will discuss gang activity. Stacey Campfield spoke to the Powell Republican Club last Thursday at Shoney’s on Emory Road. After considerable searching, the GOP found a restaurant that will serve Stacey.

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Ag class lives high on the hog Cindy Taylor When does a Bull kill a hog? According to Earl Bull, not until temperatures drop into the 20s for two or three days in a row. While most of us have been enjoying the spring-like temperatures and sunny weather that have prevailed in Tennessee this winter, Bull has been biding his time. “You can’t kill a hog until the weather gets cold enough,” said Bull. “We’ve waited all winter, because if it’s too warm your

meat will sour.” As soon as those temps got here, John Fugate and his agriculture class from Union County High School made the trek to the Bull farm to learn what it takes to kill and dress a hog. They not only learned, they jumped right in to help. “I wanted them to learn and experience this process,” said Fugate. “It isn’t often we can go out in the field and see this anymore.”

Cheers for the Eagles Jim Byrge It’s been a while since our last visit and a lot has happened over the last few weeks. Much more is on the horizon for our local Scouts. Prior to the holidays, the Troop 506 Gryphon Patrol assisted our neighbors from Regal Entertainment and the Variety Children’s Charity with their annual Christmas party for local nonprofit groups. The assistance at the event was part of an ongoing effort on the part of our Scouts to give back to the community and community-related

organizations through their service. A lot of their merit badges and rank advancements rely on “service hours” and service-related activities to the community, and our young men and women in Troop 506 and Crew 506 have a strong history of working in our community. What we actually tend to see is more volunteers than we sometimes have the need for. Isn’t that a great problem to have? If you were out and about in the area over the last couple of

Union County High School agriculture class members had no problem grabbing a knife to help Earl Bull scrape the hair off the hog. Earl Bull (left) instructs students Nathan Civay, Nicole Bailey and Chris Elliott in the proper way to remove the hair from the hog while other class members watched. Teacher John Fugate (right) also showed the class where different cuts of meat are located on the hog. Photo by C. Taylor

weekends, it is quite likely that you saw Scouts at area stores or in neighborhoods helping gather food for local food banks through the Scouting for Food drive. A big thanks to Wes Hayes for leading a series of weekend hikes for the Cub Scouts and younger Boy Scouts over the last few weeks. Wes and his “merry band of hikers” have been going each weekend for short hikes to help the younger Scouts get into the swing of outdoor activities. The boys are having a great time, but none so much as Wes. Big congratulations to our recent Eagle Scout recipients for their accomplishments. Dylan Ensor, Matt Swindle, Andrew McMahan, Robert Buck and Luke Lee all completed the requirements and a service project in which they are responsible for planning, fund raising and completing. Each passed their respective Eagle Review Boards and have been awarded the BSA’s highest Scout achievement. A lot of hard work by these

Scouts and support from friends and family made these achievements possible. I am always proud of our Scouts when they make Eagle, but one of these young men is extra special to me. Luke Lee was the first of my former Cub Scouts to make Eagle. It is rare for me to be held somewhat speechless or even emotional about such things and even rarer for Luke’s father to be at a loss for words, but I can assure you words were tough to come by at Luke’s Eagle Court of Honor for both of us. I know Luke is the first of many more of my former Cubs to become Eagle Scouts, and I’m sure the words and emotions will come easier, but I hope not. Speaking of Eagle projects, another of my former Cubs is working on an impressive project for his Eagle requirements. J.T. Thomas has a project that will benefit two separate areas of our community. With assistance from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources

Agency, J.T. is building and positioning fish beds along the banks of Fort Loudoun Lake in the downtown and UT area. The material he is going to use for this project is coming from the brush that he and a group of 506 Scouts and Scouters are removing from the Clayton Park just off Norris Freeway. This is just a brief glimpse of the things that these young men have been doing, and I apologize up front to anyone I may have missed or an event that I have not mentioned in this article. I hope to be able to visit with you on a much more frequent basis in the future. Anyone interested in Scouting can contact me at troop506@ and I will help direct you to the proper person to get you started. Thanks for all the nice comments and even more for the “where have you been?” comments about these visits, and I promise to do a better job of keeping you up to date on our Scouts.



hen a first-class letter or package is mailed from anywhere in East Tennessee (376-379 ZIP CODE) to anywhere else in East Tennessee, it has been expected to be delivered the next day, except on Sunday. However, the Postal Service recently announced the easement of service standards for first-class mail and periodicals (newspapers and magazines). If no action is taken by Congress to stop this action by the end of May, local firstclass mail and periodicals will take a minimum of two days to be delivered. Congress caused the financial problems of the Postal Service by forcing it to pay $5.5 Billion annually to prefund 75 years of retiree health benefits in a 10-year period, including benefits for future retirees not even born yet! This unreasonable burden, passed by Congress in 2006 before the Great Recession, has caused billions of dollars in losses annually for the Postal Service (without that burden, the Postal Service would have earned over $600 Million in profits over the past 4 years). Over 120,000 jobs have been cut, thousands of post offices are targeted for closure, and 6-day mail delivery is threatened. The U.S. Senate is soon expecting to debate bill S. 1789, a proposal that would provide some short-term financial relief for the Postal Service, but does nothing to stop the degradation of service standards and the end of over-night local delivery of first-class mail and periodicals (newspapers and magazines). It does not adequately resolve the prefunding burden of the $5.5 Billion payments, which is the overwhelming cause of the financial problems in the first place. Without addressing this burden, any other actions to cut costs will only be destructive and will further reduce mail service for all Americans. Only Congress can prevent the degradation of our mail service and preserve the Postal Service for many years to come. Contact your U. S. Senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, and ask them to oppose S. 1789 unless it is amended to maintain current service standards and to correct the prefunding burden. Contact them today and let them know you value your mail service! Senator Lamar Alexander 800 Market St., Suite 112 Knoxville, TN 37902 865-545-4253

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CONDOLENCES The father of school board member Kim Sepesi, Earl Wayne Rosenbalm of Dawson, Ala., passed away last week. The family suggest memorials be made to First Baptist Church Albertville Benevolence Fund, 309 E. Main St., Albertville, Ala. 35950. Tina Renee Coatney Belz, 42, of Halls, is survived by children Justin Tyler Belz and Savannah Nicole Belz, and parents William and Ruth Ann Coatney. Winfred H. Boling, 93, was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and was employed at Oak Ridge during the Winfred Boling Manhattan Project. He was retired from C.A.R.L. and is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Boling.

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J o h n Br a n s on , 81, was a sales rep for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and a member of Washington Pike UMC.

Martha Mae Brown, 67, was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She is survived by husband Darrell Brown. William A. Carney, 86, retired teacher and principal of Norwood Elementary School. Wilma Jean Collins, 69, was a member of Free Fellowship Pentecostal Church. Bonnie Lee Couch, 74, is survived by husband David Couch and children. James Thomas “Doc” Day, 86, a truck driver for 33 years. Survivors include a brother, Ralph Day of Powell, and son, Steve Day. Elsa “Jane” Daniel, 65, of Corryton, retired from Pfaff International after 25 years. Carrie Miracle Giffi n, 87, was a retired RN from St. Mary’s Medical Center and the widow of Clifford “Happy” Giffin. William Augustus Grant, 76, is survived by his wife, Vicki Heath Grant, and children. He served as a firefighter in the U.S. Army stationed in Alaska. Carleen Oody Hall, 76, a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and mentor to many children through



Jacob and Emily Carroll celebrated their first birthdays Feb. 2 with a party at Chuck E. Cheese with Lunsford turns 90 family and friends. ParHazel Lunsford of Halls ents are Kevin and Tammi celebrated her 90th birth- Carroll. Grandparents are day Feb. 6 with a family Karen Heath and the late party at Red Lobster. Mike Heath, Joan and Clem Shoemaker and Ronald and Lorene Carroll.

her Sunday School classes. James Scott Harrell, 60, is survived by his wife, Vicky Miller Harrell, and daughters. He owned Old City Title and Appraisal. He played college football for Southern Illinois. Herman L. “Hick” Hickle, 89, served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and retired from South Central Bell after 33 years of service. Brenda Sue Irwin was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and is survived by husband Barney J. Irwin. Gary Lynn Jessee, 59, of Powell, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by sons and their families. Evelyn Watson Long, 90, a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City and retired from TVA. Anthony “Dean” Miller Jr., 29, of Powell, is survived by a son, Blake. D o n ald “Don” Moody, 64, survived by wife Ann Don Moody Moody.

Second Lt. Kaleb Marsh poses (above) after a solo flight Feb. 11 in Pueblo, Colo. Marsh is a 2007 graduate of Halls High School and a 2011 graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. He will be moving to Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla., in April to begin pilot training. Marsh’s parents are Jeff and Lori Marsh of Halls.

■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane (across from Tractor Supply in Halls), distributes free food 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each third Saturday. Info: 566-1265.

Bailey Grace Deader■ New Hope Baptist Church ick will celebrate her second distributes food from its food birthday Feb. 22 with a “Sespantry to local families in need ame Street” party at home 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday. with family and friends. Info: 688-5330. Megan Nikole Deaderick will celebrate her 10th KFL birthday Feb. 26. She will ■ Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon celebrate her birthday with (KFL) will meet at noon Tuesday, family and friends at SkaFeb. 21, at the Golden Corral on tetown. Parents are Jill and Clinton Highway. Becky Booker will speak. The KFL is a group Junior Deaderick of Halls. of Christians designed to touch Grandparents are Ann and

■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class 6-7 p.m. Mondays in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email denabower@ ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5. Info: 689-7001.

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my mind around was the Incarnation. God, who created this world, and loved it in spite of the mess we made of things, decided to make God’s heart as our hearts. God became human in order to be one of us: to love, to laugh, to be weary, or tired, or angry, to hurt, to grieve, to hope, to dream. To share our experiences. To understand. Because when God – in Christ – experienced what it was like to be human, God could forgive us our sinfulness. Not condoning it, yet understanding. And understanding makes forgiveness possible. There is, however, another side to that transaction. In Jesus, a forgiving God made his own heart as ours, breakable and subject to temptation. Jesus paid the price of all of our broken hearts, so that our hearts ultimately may be made like his: pure, sinless and full of God’s own love. This week Christians all over the world will observe Ash Wednesday, a day to consider and repent of our sinfulness, to seek forgiveness and to give thanks for God’s heart of mercy. May God make our hearts as His heart. portation: 688-1073.

■ Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell, 7212 Central Avenue Pike, will hold the third annual Honor Emergency Services Personnel Day at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Lt. Larry Cash of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office will be speaking and lunch will be provided. Info: 938-2611. ■ New Fellowship Baptist, 4624 Nora Rd. will host Sammy Sawyer (Barney Fife), who will bring the message at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 26. Everyone is invited. Info/trans-

Women’s programs ■ Beaver Dam Baptist Church will host author and speaker Vicki Courtney from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Courtney is the founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries, which seeks to equip women of all ages to pursue Godliness in today’s society. Cost is $30 and tickets are available through the church. Worship leaders will be Anne Allen and Sarah Holloway. Info: 922-2322.

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Craig Allen Muncey, 39, of Luttrell, leaves two sons, Dillon and Dustin Muncey. Everette Parker, 89, of Gibbs, was a longtime member of Clear Springs Baptist Church and a veteran of WW II. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred Clevenger Parker, sons and their families. Marie Edwina Paul, 66, of Powell, attended Farmers Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters and their families. Harold Glenn Posey, 72, was a member of Son Light Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Opal Posey. Dewey Thomas Rose, 76, of Powell, was a member of Sunny View Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. Charles Wayne Vandergriff, 55, of Maynardville, was a graduate of Halls High School and retired from Bell South after 32 years of service. Patsy Lee Wheeler, 76, was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. – Compiled by S. Clark

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Cleveland State softball team grows by two Gibbs High seniors Amber and Ashley Swaney (seated, center) will head to Cleveland State next year to play softball. The pair, pictured with their parents, James and Crystal Swaney, and (back) Cleveland State head coach Katie Willingham, Cleveland State assistant coach Megan Foley and Gibbs High coach Carol Mitchell, are very close and look forward to attending college together. “I feel at home with Amber coming with me,” said Ashley. “My sister is always there for me and we wanted to be together.” Amber agreed and added, “We have been best friends forever and I like knowing that I will always have a friend at school.”

Smith heading to Cleveland State Halls High baseball player Austin Smith signed to play baseball for Cleveland State after graduation. Smith (center) is pictured with stepfather Phil McNeil, mom Denise McNeil; (back) summer baseball coach Todd Skeen, HHS baseball coach Doug Polston, Cleveland State coach Mike Policastro and HHS athletic director Jason Webster. “I’m thrilled for Austin and this opportunity to play at the next level,” said Polston. “Cleveland State is getting an outstanding player.” Smith has hit two walkoff grand slams during his high school career. Assistant coach Tom Noe says he’d never seen one in any game he’s ever coached.

Varner signs with ETSU track team Knox Elite wins FCA tournament Knox Elite won the championship in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes 5th grade tournament held at The Emerald Youth Foundation on Jan. 14 and 15. The team consists of players from the Halls and Powell area and include: (front) Brooke Huffaker, Cassie Peters, Emaleigh Bell, Madison Webber; (second row) Summer Parker, Shelby Liford, Sydney Chapman and Amber Cardwell. Knox Elite is coached by (back) Steve Peters, Scott Liford and Sandy Liford. Photo submitted

Sterchi hosts Winter Wonderland dance Sterchi Elementary School hosted a mother/son and father/daughter dance in January. Chris Wells attended the dance with this daughter, Josie, and helped to raise money to upgrade the school’s technology through the event. Employees from Kohl’s served refreshments and the McDonald family provided music for the event. The Winter Wonderland dance raised $949 for the school. Photo submitted


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Gibbs High track stand out Cooper Varner will head to East Tennessee State University in the fall as a member of the track team. Varner, pictured with his dad James, mom Becky and Gibbs track coach Gina Legg, will throw the discus and the shot put for the Buccaneers team. Varner plans to study exercise science while in Johnson City. Photos by Ruth White

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Violet Truong, Victoria Tampas and Sydney DeMarcus load up their arms with paper wads in preparation for the 100th day of school celebration at BrickeyMcCloud. Photos submitted

Shock signs with University of the Cumberlands Halls High senior Allie Shock will continue her softball career next season at the University of the Cumberlands. Shock is pictured with her parents, Wendy and Kris Shock, and looks forward to heading to Kentucky to play ball and study to be a physician assistant. She is excited for this year’s season and hopes to help her team make it to the state tournament. Photo by Caroline White

One hundred days and counting Carden heads to ETSU Halls High School athletic stand-out Sydney Carden signed to play soccer for the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers next season. Pictured at the signing are her mom, Carol Carden; brother, Tanner; and Halls High athletic director Jason Webster. Not pictured is her father, Mark Carden. Carden, who played midfield and forward for the Red Devils, chose ETSU after a college visit and enjoyed the campus and soccer program. While at school, she will study in the clinical field. Photo by Ruth White

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Chloe Cunningham and Mary Yambert have 100 paper wads counted out and ready to launch in celebration of marking the 100th day of school off the calendar.

Brickey-McCloud kindergarten student P.J. DiSano enjoys a shower of paper wads during the 100th day of school.


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Halls High ■ Parent/teacher conferences are 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Call 922-7757 for an appointment.

Sterchi ■ PTA meeting Monday, March 12; Family Fun Night 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13.

Trey McCoy has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. Trey transferred from Union County after his 8th grade year at Horace Maynard Middle School to Anderson County High School. He was the lead tackler in the state both his junior (165) and senior (135) years as linebacker. He also played running back. His parents are Chris and Janet Mc-

Coy. Siblings are Brad and Madison. Grandparents are Floyd and Jean McCoy of Maynardville.


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■ Baseball tournament will be held at Halls Community Park on March 2-4. Open to all, tee ball to 14U. Info: 992-5504 or

All classes are from 6-8pm and cost $50 per person unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, February 21:

■ Girls softball sign-ups at Willow Creek Youth Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Sign-ups for wee-ball through 14U teams.


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■ Girls softball sign-ups at Bojangles in Powell, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 and 28; 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 and March 1; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Info: Mike Bezark, 680-9929.

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Halls B&P boosts Halls Elementary Halls Elementary School principal Dr. Chris Henderson joins Halls Business and Professional Association board member Ernie Joyner on the playground behind the school. The Halls B&P donated $1,000 to the Halls Elementary School Foundation to replace a broken slide on the playground. The foundation is still seeking donations to refresh the playground’s pea gravel and maintain the playground’s landscaping. The playground and park are open to community use. Photo by S. Carey

Halls Middle School teachers Trisha Myers and Bill Warren perform CPR on a mannequin during a drill as Rural/Metro team members Brian Graham, Robby Nix and Justin Tisdale arrive on the scene. The drill was an exercise to demonstrate life-saving skills learned by school staff members by school nurse Pam Witt and Marianne Jennings with Children’s Hospital. Halls Middle School received an AED earlier this year thanks to Project ADAM Tennessee and staff members were trained to respond in case of emergency. Photos by Ruth White

Halls Middle is ‘Heart Safe School’ Johnson heads to the Cumberlands

Gibbs High senior Ty Johnson signed with the University of the Cumberlands to play football next season. Johnson (seated) is pictured with his mom, Laura Johnson and (standing) Gibbs football coach Brad Conley, UC coach John Brand, dad Aaron Johnson and sister Taylor Johnson. “Ty has great drive and good character,” said Conley. “He is a hard worker and we are so proud of him here at Gibbs.” Johnson plans on majoring in business and marketing while at the Cumberlands. Photo by Ruth White

PELLISSIPPI NOTES ■ “Lois Greenfield on Photography,” a free public forum, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Goins Building auditorium. A 35-year professional photographer, Greenfield will spend the day visiting classes to discuss photography. She has created signature images for most of the major contemporary dance companies. Her commercial clients include Pepsi, Hanes, Raymond Weil and Sony. Info: 694-6400. ■ Dave Vinson , associate professor of mathematics, will present “The Order of Everything” from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Goins Dave Vinson Building auditorium. The community is invited. Vinson will speak on using math and a computer to resolve group decisions. “By removing the element of personality and giving everybody an equal voice, a plan of action can be easily reached,” he says. His lecture is sponsored by the college’s service-learning club, Gnosis. Info: Annie Gray,, or Trent Eades, tweades@pstcc. edu, or call 694-6400. ■ “Living with Jim Crow: Growing Up in the Segregated South” is a panel discussion for Black History Month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Goins Building auditorium. Panelists are faculty members Robert Boyd and Joy Ingram and Freddie Owens, a decorated Vietnam veteran. The community is invited. ■ Home-schoolers and their parents are invited to an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Goins Building auditorium. Reservations should be made by March 8 by calling 539-7189 or emailing clfray@ Staff members will address the specific needs and questions posed by home-schooling families including dual enrollment which gives high school juniors and seniors the chance to earn both high school and college credit.

Check out updates on all your favorite articles throughout the week at ■ Chinese delegates will visit the campus during the week of Feb. 20, during which the college plans to share its best practices in “Building a Green Campus.” The team of five delegates represents Rizhao Polytechnic, a comprehensive vocational and technical college in China’s Shandong province.


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Critical Care paramedic Robby Nix (center) guides Halls Middle School student Corey Dawson through hands-on CPR. Also assisting in the drill are EMT Heather Allen and paramedic Jessica Johnson. Holston Middle School also received an AED this school year and three more schools – Gresham Middle, Carter Middle and South-Doyle Middle – are scheduled to receive equipment sometime this year.




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Expanded product line benefits patients By Sandra Clark Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason people from a four-state area travel to Knoxville for hearing aid advice and instruments. Gary and Belinda Weaver are all about customer service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a provider to the hearing impaired 24/7,â&#x20AC;? said Gary. So Weaving Hearing Aid Center has forged relationships with wholesalers to bring an array of products to its office in Franklin Square. A major manufacturer is Oticon, which offers ConnectLine. These devices link wirelessly to hearing aids,

connecting the patients to their cell or landline phone, to music, the computer or the television. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With ConnectLine, your hearing instruments become a personal wireless headset,â&#x20AC;? said Gary. And he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just send the device home with a patient who has no clue how to use it. He will program it and demonstrate it until each patient is comfortable. Because the sound is transmitted directly to your ear, the speakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice is not amplified to create disturbance for others in the

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room. With a range up to 30 feet, the patient can listen to programs at his preferred volume while the family listens at theirs. Safety is a factor as well. Gary Weaver asks what happens when a patient goes home. What happens when the hearing aid comes out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can she hear the smoke detector at night? Can she hear the phone ring? The dog bark? The door bell? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting a hearing aid is not the end of the story,â&#x20AC;? he says. Auxiliary devices in-

Belinda and Gary Weaver. clude a pillow vibrator to help you â&#x20AC;&#x153;hearâ&#x20AC;? a smoke alarm. The device might also have a strobe light and even dial for help. Freedom Alert is an exclusive new product with a programmable 2-way voice emergency pendant and no monthly fees. Gary can program numbers for four emergency contacts: family, friend, neighbor, nurse or E-911. Worn around the neck,

the pendantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s range includes both house and yard. Families buy the system with no further financial obligation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you move, take it with you. Take it on vacation,â&#x20AC;? said Gary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yours.â&#x20AC;? Intiga is a super small Oticon product designed to help new wearers acclimate to a hearing aid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The process of learning to use the aid is quicker and more comfortable,â&#x20AC;? said Gary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so tiny when it goes

behind the ear youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to have a flashlight to find it.â&#x20AC;? Intiga aids are water repellent and offer remote control over sound and programming. With customers already from East Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Kentucky, Gary said Weaver Hearing Aid Center is a one-stop shop for hearing devices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We carry all the brands. We offer a 30-day trial period with 100 percent guarantee. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do what it takes, even make a home visit, to ensure that your equipment works for you.â&#x20AC;?

Weaver Hearing Aid Center 9648 Kingston Pike, Suite 2 (Franklin Square) 357-2650

BUSINESS NOTES â&#x2013; The Knoxville Area Urban League will host an all-day Independent Contractor Workshop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1514 East Fifth Ave. The workshop is designed for small trades contractors with six or fewer employees. The workshop is sponsored by the Knoxville Area Urban League and presented by SCORE. Cost is $100, which includes lunch, computer software and business forms. Info or to register: 524-5511 or

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Neuro-interventional radiologist Dr. Keith Woodward (left) and Fort Sanders Regional President A neurologist can examine and assess a stroke patient miles away, via video Web streaming with Keith Altshuler introduce the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first â&#x20AC;&#x153;tele-strokeâ&#x20AC;? robot. the â&#x20AC;&#x153;tele-strokeâ&#x20AC;? robot.

Fort Sanders serves as hub of new â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tele-strokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; robot network If you suffer a stroke, a fast, accurate diagnosis is critical. Brain cells can die quickly, putting you at risk for permanent brain damage. Thanks to Covenant Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new â&#x20AC;&#x153;tele-strokeâ&#x20AC;? robot network, East Tennessee stroke patients can now beneďŹ t from quick access and early consultation with stroke experts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; regardless of where the patients are located across the region. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in downtown Knoxville is the hub of Covenant Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tele-stroke network. The hospital recently introduced East Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst â&#x20AC;&#x153;tele-strokeâ&#x20AC;? robot. The InTouch RP7 robot is a mobile communications platform that enables a stroke patient and emergency room staff to consult with a neurologist via the robotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s video screen â&#x20AC;&#x153;face.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tele-strokeâ&#x20AC;? robots are already in place at LeConte and Parkwest Medical Centers. The robots were purchased with a grant from the Fort Sanders Foundation. The robot uses live Web video streaming to allow the neurologist to remotely review the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s information and examine and talk with the patient, family members and medical personnel to determine the best

The addition of this technology can dracourse of treatment. This is all done right at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. Fort Sanders is well-known for its stroke exper- matically improve the outcome for stroke the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedside. tise. Board-certiďŹ ed neurologists, neurosur- patients living in Knoxvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surrounding Timing is the key in treating a stroke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The clock starts ticking with the onset geons and neuro-interventionalists staff the communities. of symptoms in a stroke,â&#x20AC;? says Fort Sanders facility and provide excellent patient care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can share our expertise in real time â&#x20AC;&#x153;We treat strokes the way no one else to ensure appropriate diagnosis and treatneuro-interventional radiologist Dr. Keith in our region can,â&#x20AC;? explains Fort Sanders ments, we can eliminate unneeded travel Woodward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As time ticks by, treatment options be- President Keith Altshuler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From diagnosis time to transfer patients between rural comcome more limited and patients can lose more to state-of-the-art treatment, research and munities and Knoxville,â&#x20AC;? adds Altshuler. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and more functionality. With the help of this rehabilitation, our focus is to minimize the has a team of experts available to treat patele-medicine tool, we can advise surrounding long-term physical impact of stroke.â&#x20AC;? tients 24 hours a day, seven emergency departments on days a week. The Stroke Team how best to treat their stroke includes neurologists, neuropatients or to have them surgeons, neuro-interventional transported to Fort Sanders radiologists, nurses and therafor advanced care.â&#x20AC;? The early symptoms of stroke are often overlooked or ignored. If you pists who work to quickly diagFort Sanders Regional suspect that you or a loved one is having a stroke, think FAST: nose patients and use the most is a Stroke Center of ExcelF â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FACE: Look at your face. Is one side sagging? technically advanced methods lence. It is the only facility A â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ARMS: Hold out your arms. Is one arm lower than the other or in the region to hold both a available to remove clots, reharder to hold in place? pair broken arteries that cause Primary Stroke Center certiS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SPEECH: Is your speech slurred or garbled? strokes and restore blood ďŹ&#x201A;ow ďŹ cation from the Joint ComT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; TIME: Time is critical when trying to minimize the effects of stroke. mission and three separate to the brain. stroke accreditations from For more information about Call 911 and get to a hospital as quickly as possible. And be sure your CARF (the Commission on stroke care at Fort Sanders hospital is a stroke-ready, Primary Stroke Center. the Accreditation of RehaRegional Medical Center, call bilitation Facilities) for the 865-673-FORT (3678).

Recognize the signs of a stroke FAST!

Fort Sanders Regional: Knoxvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Primary Stroke Center Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the top cause of disability in adults. Strokes affect more than 600,000 Americans every year. A stroke is basically a â&#x20AC;&#x153;brain attack.â&#x20AC;? It happens when the blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted by a blocked or broken blood vessel. When a stroke occurs, it kills brain cells in the immediate area and endangers cells in surrounding brain tissue. Without immediate medical treatment, a larger area of your brain can die. As a result, you may suffer permanent brain damage, paralysis, speech impairment or even death. Symptoms of stroke

may include: weakness of the face or arm on one side of the body, loss of vision and a sudden severe headache. As a Primary Stroke Center, Fort Sanders Regional is equipped to handle stroke from the initial diagnosis, to the treat-

ment and through the rehabilitation process. The nationally-recognized rehabilitation programs at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center (located inside Fort Sanders) help stroke patients restore abilities and regain lost capacity. When a patient suspected of having a stroke comes to Fort Sanders Regional, he or she receives a CT scan within 45 minutes. If they arrive within three hours of the onset of the stroke, the patient will receive powerful clot-busting drugs (called thrombolytics) that can open blocked arteries and reduce the effects of stroke. For stroke patients who ar-

rive in the emergency room after eter to remove a clot to restore three hours, thrombolytics can normal blood flow to large arterbe administered directly into the ies in the brain. Fort Sanders Regional is one of the few facilities in Tennessee to hold a Primary Stroke Center certification from the Joint Commission, as well as three separate stroke accreditations for our Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center from the Center for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Every 3.3 minutes someone in the United States dies from stroke.

clot through a small catheter that For further information about goes up the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leg into the stroke treatment and rehabilitation blocked artery in their brain. In at Fort Sanders Regional and some cases a corkscrew device, Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, call 865-673-FORT (3678). called the Merci clot retriever, can be inserted through a cath-


FORT SANDERS REGIONAL Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is the only facility in our region to hold both a Joint         Center, as well as three CARF* Accreditations for                        Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Regional Excellence!



Seniors receive valentine treat Thanks to the women of the No. 10 Circle of the Fountain City United MethRuth odist Church and the staff White at Wesley House, 25 senior adults were treated to a special dinner for Valentine’s Day. The group enjoyed a delicious supper, flowers, fun seniors. This group of seand fellowship and it wasn’t niors meets for lunch at hard to feel the love for the Wesley House on Fridays in the fall and spring. “Many of these ladies are widowed or have no one close who can give them special attention on Valentine’s Day so we decided to create something special just for them,” said Sharon Earl, senior program coordinator at Wesley House. Years ago Earl contacted her friend Jackie Kelley, who is a member at Fountain City United Methodist Church, about getting some help in this effort. The ladies of the No. 10

Lorraine Wilson and Sarah Jackson met and became friends thanks to Wesley House and the activities available for senior adults.

Nell Melgers receives a bingo card from Sharon Earl, senior program coordinator for Wesley House.

Ollie Cullom picked out a pair of red boots to wear to the valentine party hosted by women of Fountain City United Methodist Church. Photos by Ruth White

Circle have been putting on this event for six years, and the special night out includes the group’s favorite activity, bingo. The senior ladies love to play for household items and fun things that will make their lives a little easier. “This is a fun group of se-

niors that range in age from 64 to 94. Being around them brightens my day as much as these activities brighten the lives of the seniors,” said Earl. Wesley House Community Center is the second oldest nonprofit organization in Knoxville. It currently provides after-school educational enrichment and cultural arts for 53 students, summer day camp and a program for seniors. Wesley House is a Christian ministry, called by God to nurture wholeness and hope by empowering children and families through service and education.

Nose fungus harms area bats The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is trying to spread the word about white-nose syndrome, an aggressive fungus that has killed more than 5 million bats in North America since 2006.

Sara Barrett

Critter Tales Although WNS is not harmful to humans, it is currently harming our eco-

system and could therefore harm us in the future. Fish and Wildlife service director Dan Ashe says bats “provide tremendous value to the U.S. economy as natural pest control for American farms and forests.” Bats also play an essential role in helping to control insects which can spread disease to people, he said. Once a bat is infected, it displays unusual behavior such as sleeping or hunting in daylight and roosting on outside structures such as a house or barn. The fungus spreads quickly through a colony and has been known to wipe out the entire popu-

A bat with white-nose syndrome.

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and

Wildlife Service.

lation of bats in many areas. So far, WNS has infected bat colonies in 16 states and certain parts of Canada. If you are a caver or spelunker, help prevent the spread of WNS by avoiding

caves where bats may be hibernating. You could take the fungus from the area on your clothing and spread it to other bat colonies. Info: whitenosesyndrome

The staff at Young-Williams introduces 9-month-old female boxer/Labrador retriever mix Cami. A bit of a wild child is to be expected from a young dog. Boxers are known to be wonderful family pets, and Labs are, too. If now is not the right time to adopt, you can sponsor a pet by becoming a Furry Friend and prepaying a pet’s adoption fee or you can donate to the center’s spay/neuter fund for owned pets. Cami is available at the main center at 3210 Division St. The “new” center at Young-Williams Animal Village is at 6400 Kingston Pike. Both are open daily from noon to 6 p.m. Info: or 215-6599.

HEALTH NOTES ■ Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets 6-7 p.m. each third Thursday at Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care in Halls. Light refreshments. RSVP appreciated. Info: 925-2668. ■ Alzheimer’s support group meets 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 9387245. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info:

546-4661 or ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital 6 p.m. each first Thursday; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each third Wednesday at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office; and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each fourth Wednesday at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ Smoky Mountain Hospice will conduct orientation and training sessions for its volunteer program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the

Burlington branch library. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Info: 6735877. ■ Stop Smoking: 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper will be served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.

Purrrfect Day to adopt a cat! at the Humane Society of East TN

We have:

Bobtails, Tabico’s, Maine Coone’s and more!

Ad space donated by

All are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped! Now taking appointments for our low cost Micro-Chipping and Vaccination Clinic!

Call us @ 865-221-0510 for details. P.O. Box 4133, Maryville, TN 37802



12 Farms & Land


687-1718 Special Notices


DAV Chapter 24 has FREE RENTAL OF POWER OR MANUAL WHEEL CHAIRS available for any area disabled veteran. Also looking for donations of used wheelchairs (power only). Call 7650510 for information.

45 Apts - Unfurnished 71 General

FSBO. $129,900 2 yr old house & 44 acres located at 1245 Snake Hollow Road, Sneedville. House has 3 BR & 2 BA, total of 1,056 SF. Owner will finance with $7,000 down. Call Bill at 877-488-5060 ext 323.

109 Free Pets

SONLIGHT APART- PRATT’S COUNTRY MENTS - One level, STORE is looking for someone to handicapped accessible, w/d conn., bre ak and string walk to church, green beans in your home. Call Ralph or close to shopping. $530/mo. includes Perry at 688-7093. water & trash pickup. Section 8 vouch110 ers accepted. Call Healthcare Steve 865-679-3903

2 BR, 1 BA, Acreage- Tracts 46 SOUTH, 1200SF, appls., priv. $675/mo+dep, no pets/ 6 ACRES w/creek. smoking. 865-577-6289 Owner financing. 1 hr from Knoxville. $31,500. 517-416-0600

Apts - Furnished 72 49 WALBROOK STUDIOS

IF YOU USED Cemetery Lots YAZ/YAZMIN/ 25 1-3 60 7 OCELLA 2 PLOTS I N $140 weekly. Discount BIRTH CONTROL LYNNHURST CEM, avail. Util, TV, Ph, PILLS or opening & closing Stv, Refrig, Basic NuvaRING incl’d. Current value Cable. No Lse. VAGINAL RING $7k, will sell at $4500 CONTRACEPTIVE for both. 689-2255. between 2001 & the present & developed blood clots, suffered a stroke, 4 LOTS in prime section of Lynnhurst heart attack or required Cemetery, Will sell Duplexes 73 gall bladder removal you 2 or 4 at a good may be entitled to comdeal! 2 for $2800 or pensation. Call Attorney CEDAR BLUFF AREA 2 for $3700 will incl. Charles Johnson. NO DAMAGE DEPOSIT open & close. Cash 1-800-535-5727 or cashiers ck. only 3BR town home, 2BA, frplc, laundry 865-281-2423; 599-6414 rm, new carpet, 1 yr lease, $770 mo. Adoption 21 before 9pm. 865-216-5736 or 694-8414.


Private Duty Care needed in Union Co. Night shift. Not an agency.

CALL 865-258-1239

AVON 125+ Years

A great earnings opportunity!

Earn up to 50%. $10 to start! Call Jen 742-6551



3 BR, 2 BA Home Avail. For Rent. $850/Month. Please contact 865-385-8754

Two bedroom, one bath on an acre lot with beautiful views. $65,000. 318-518-6416

For Sale By Owner 40a

4BR 4BA, 6169 sq ft, formal living room/dining room, large kitchen, breakfast room, screened porch & stamped patio, full finished basement w/ kitchen. 1.89 acres. Must see! $629,900. 9227042, 660-5947. FSBO – Log home on Tennessee River. 1 acre, covered boat dock, 3 miles East of Kingston. 865-3765370, 865-399-5726



NEW CUSTOM HOME, 3 BR, 2 BA, cath. ceilings, frpl., W/I closets, tile & wood flooring, 2 car gar., split BR floor plan, brick exterior, 2012 SQ. FT. incl. gar., & more. 5 min. to schools, Boyd's Creek/Seymour area $169,900. 865-680-4631

Executive Office Space $299/Month 6515 Clinton Hwy •Free Wi-Fi •Kitchen •Conference room •Utilities included


Call Jim

257-2902 FREE MONTH RENT HALLS. 720 - 2880 SF. 4 units. Parking at door. C H/A. Like new. Poss. sale. 865-300-0532

Comm. Prop. - Rent 66

525 S.F. off Broadway on Walker Blvd. (behind Fisher Tire) Fresh paint & new 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car AC unit. $500/mo. 1st garage, approx 2100 & last due upon SF. Halls area. For move in (865) 696-9555 info call 865-898-4558

Condos- Townhouses 42

Residence Lots 44 Apts - Unfurnished 71 FSBO, PARTIAL inter2 BR, 1 1/2 BA townest in residential build- house near West Town, ing lot in West Knox- new carpet, W/D conn, ville. $35,000. Call $585/mo. 865-584-2622 865-966-9623. PrinciHALLS 1BR/1BA pals only, no realtors. $325/mo + dep. No pets, no smoking. Ideal for senior citizen. Accepting applications at 1-803482-3700.


40 Homes


MCMAHAN, JUST LISTEDJASON IN HALLS & POWELL 905579MASTER Ad Size 2 x 6.5 4c N <ec> ALL BRICK! Close to Brickey school & I-75. 3BR/2BA, open flrplan. 17x15 master, huge cath FR w/FP, screen porch, fenced lot. $156,900. MLS#788695

ALMOST 2000 SF! 3BR/2.5BA, huge bonus rm w/ wet bar & FP, lrg eat-in kit, 25' deep garage. Lots of updates. Great lot. $149,900. MLS#787440

Harley Davidson

1200, 2008, low Sportster, 5500 miles, 865-850-4981

Farmer’s Market 150 SPRING CUTTING, GRASS HAY, sm square bales, avg 50 lbs. 865-850-0130.



Harley Davidson 2007 Road King, FLHR, black, 6 spd, w/w tires, hard bags, sec. systm, windshield, only 84 mi, $14,200. 865-457-1897


BUYING OLD U.S. Coins, Gold & Silver

Will Consider Collectibles, Diamonds or Old Guns. 7600 Oak Ridge Hwy. 865-599-4915

Duties include but aren’t limited to: Clean & maintain facilities, respond to facility requests for upkeep of the church, work with staff on daily, weekly and monthly preventative maintenance schedule. Qualifications: High school diploma preferred. Previous custodial experience needed. Ability to use cleaning equipment in a safe manner. To apply please email resume to or mail to Salem Baptist Church, Attn: Personnel Committee, 8201 Hill Rd, Knox., TN 37938.

PARKVIEW HELPINDEPENDENT WANTED LIVING Activity/Social 930752MASTER Ad Size 2 x 2 Coordinator Must help love working with seniors, bw NW wntd be creative, enthusiastic with the ability <ec> to develop, plan and implement an activities program. Send resume to or apply in person M-F, 9-4pm

Elect ric

I ns tal l ati on Repair Maintenance Service Upgrades  Cab l e  P h on e L i n es S ma l l j o b s welco me. License d/Ins ured Ofc : 9 4 5 -3 05 4 Cell: 705-6357

Excavating/Grading 326

90 Day Warranty 865-851-9053 1716 E. Magnolia Ave.

BEELER'S LAWN SERVICE Mowing, mulching, bed clean-up, aeration, over-seeding, trimming, fertilizing. Free est, reasonable! 925 -4595 

Licensed General Contractor Restoration, remodeling, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, sunrooms, garages, etc. Residential & commercial, free estimates. 922-8804, Herman Love.

SPROLES DESIGN CONSTRUCTION *Repairs/additions *Garages/roofs/decks *Siding/paint/floors

938-4848 or 363-4848

Roofing / Siding


COOPER'S BUDGET LAWN CARE. Cheaper than the rest, but still the best. Aeration, mulching, mowing, trimming, fertilizing, overseeding, etc. Dependable, free estimates. 384-5039.


TOYOTA SIENNA LE 2000, blue, new brakes/tires, $5,000. Owner 865-851-8777 ^


4 Wheel Drive 258



 Home Remodeling & Repairs. Painting, doors, windows, decks, bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, plumbing, tile. No job too small, quality work at affordable prices guaranteed. 806-5521.


EDDIE'S LAWN SERVICE Comm/res/condos, lic'd & ins'd. Attention to detail! 776-4529 

FRED'S LAWN CARE Seeding, aerating, trimming, etc. Minor mower repairs. Reasonable, great refs! 679-1161 


Household Appliances 204a

ABC LAWN & SEALCOATING Comm/Res. Mowing, mulch, hedgetrimming, tree/ stump removal, gutters cleaned. 377-3819

A BETTER CASH OFFER for junk cars, trucks, vans, running or not. 865-456-3500


339 Remodeling

Shopper-News Action Ads

CHEVY 2500 HD 2006, WD, white, utility Household Furn. 204 4bed, 6L V8, towing pkg., 8' bed, ladder rk, exc. running 1 KIMBALL PIANO, owner $15,000 Paul Spinet style, good 865-405-5554 cond. $650 obo. FULL SZ. BED, & chest of drawers, MAZDA B2300 2007, 1 owner, 5 spd., 72K $225 obo. 865-309-3045. mi., exc. cond. $7200. 865-966-9646. ***Web ID# 935995*** 2 yrs. old, very good cond $400. 865-992-0372 ^



Cement / Concrete 315

JEEP Wrangler X 2006, exc cond, 58K mi, straight 6, 6 spd, $14,500. Owner 588-8493

Comm Trucks Buses 259 2000 KW T2000 w/525 Cummins Engine, 18 Speed, $19,999 OBO. 719-2804

Sport Utility





CERAMIC TILE instal- ^ lation. Floors/ walls/ repairs. 32 yrs exp, Plumbing exc work! John 9383328

Chev Blazer 1993, 4.3L, V6 eng. Vortec, new tires/water/fuel pump/ starter, 1969 Corvette ^ whls. $2,000. 865-742-3834


Furniture Refinish. 331



Tree Service


DENNY'S FURNITURE REPAIR. Refinish, reglue, etc. 45 yrs exp! 922-6529 or 466-4221


CHEVY TAHOE LT 2004, 4x4, loaded w/ lthr., heated seats, TV, new tires, exc. cond. $13,500. 865-244-6438.


HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556.

DODGE DURANGO 1999, very good condition, $3,400. 865-363-1234


Ford Expedition 2002, 5.4L, AWD, tow pkg, 3 seat, 125K mi, 2nd ownr, well maint., gar. kept, priv. sale, $7300 obo. Perry 865458-9149


CHRIS' HOME IMP. 18+ yrs exp, lic'd/ins'd. Happy customers, lots of ^ references! 201-6323



JOHNNY JONES ROOFING. Serving East TN for 2 5+ yrs! Call 922-5485.


UPRIGHT FENCING, all types, free estimates. Licensed & insured. When you want the job done right, call 689-1020.

Cadillac Escalade 2005, 73k mi, black, 4x4, exc. cond. $16,550. 865-207-7689

Chev. Suburban LT 2003, 4x4, all lthr, SR, new tires, good cond. Pewter. $5800. 865-482-0009 ***Web ID# 937570***

^ ALL TYPES roofing, guaranteed to fix any leak. Special coating for metal roofs, slate, chimney repair. 455-5042

^ Bobcat/Backhoe. Small dump truck. Small jobs welcome & appreciated! Call 688-4803 or 660-9645.

207 Antiques Classics 260


25-30 hours per week.


Autos Wanted 253

202 Vans

BUYING OLD U.S. Coins, Gold & Silver



323 Lawn Care

1993 200EX Hitachi CASH for Junk Vehicles Excavator, low hrs., Call C.J. Recycling asking $38,000. or 363-0318 ANTIQUE 1956 420C 865-556-8956 Fast, free pickup. John Deere Track We Pay More Loader, asking $3500. Than The Rest! Call 423-912-1723. Licensed + Insured.

CHIHUAHUA Valentine Pups, 6 CLOSE TO UT, 5BR, 3BA, 3500 SF, $1495 mo. wks., LH & SH, shots GREAT W. Knox loc., $200-$300. 865-232-9078. Exercise Equipment 208 ***Web ID# 934716*** 3BR w/bonus, 2 1/2 BA, $1200. Both have DOBERMAN PINCHER BOWFLEX EXall appls. incl. W/D. pups, M & F, CKC, TREME. Over 70 865-363-9190 210-lb Black & rust. 865- exercises. ***Web ID# 935556*** power rod resistance 206-8464 $400 obo. Like new! ***Web ID# 935103*** 922-0881 Shopper-News English Labrador Pups, 922-4136 6 wks. choc. & black. Coins 214 $800. 423-296-0708 NORTH - Ftn City - 2 houses, appls. furn., ***Web ID# 935510*** exc. cond. $525 & King Charles puppies, $575. 865-804-0914. CKC reg, 6 wks, tri Will Consider color, vet ckd w/ shots, $700-$800. 865-661-1838 Collectibles, Diamonds Condo Rentals 76 ***Web or Old Guns. ID# 934879*** 7600 Oak Ridge Hwy. BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA LABRADOR 865-599-4915 PUPS Condo + Garage + AKC, 5 Males & 2 Fireplace + New Females, Chocolate Paint, in Powell. $750 & Cream 865-579-1998 Medical Supplies 219 mo. 727-600-4054. ***Web ID# 927194*** JAZZY POWER HALLS. $1100 mo. Labrador Retriever CHAIR. Like new. HOA $65 mo. 3 BR, Pups, all silver very Orig cost $3500, ask2 1/2 BA, 2 car gar., Lse rare, AKC. S&W. Health ing $800. 363-5539 to purch. 865-898-4558 guar. 931-823-3218 HALLS AREA 2-STORY ***Web ID# 936399*** TOWNHOUSE MIN PIN (TINY) 2 large BR/1.5BA puppies CKC 8 wks. kitchen appls incl'd, Female $400, Male W/D conn. No pets, $350, 865-740-5249 $550/mo + $550 dam***Web ID# 936523*** age dep. 1-yr lease. 254-9552, 388-3232 MIN. SCHNAUZER puppies, AKC, NORTHWEST, 2 BR, champ. sired, health 2 BA, ceramic tile guar., 865-254-3674 North 225n & wood, stove, frig, ***Web ID# 934735*** W/D conn., no pets, dep. & lease req. RAT TERRIERS, ESTATE SALE, Sat. $695/mo. 865-531-6321 Min. CKC, black & February 25, 8-12. white, M&F, $200 to Furn., hospital $275. 865-216-5770 equip., 7119 Bonair Wanted To Rent 82 ***Web ID# 937608*** Rd, Halls. ROTTWEILER PUPS  AKC, German West 225w champ bldlns, $550 Ret. Private Detective & or trade 423-663-7225 author needs 1-2BR ★★★★★★★★★ house on secluded, private property with rent reTHE PICKY CHICK duced in exchange for puppies, reg., security and/or light $300 ea. 423-587-0839 CONSIGNMENT caretaker duties. 8653/1 10am-8pm SIBERIAN Husky AKC 323-0937 3/2 10am-8pm Pups, champ lines, 3/3 9am-3pm  shots, $500. 865Sat. is 50% 995-1386 OFF most items ***Web ID# 934576*** Knoxville Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 EXPO Center YORKIE POO 5441 Clinton Hwy. PUPPIES, 7 wks, 1st KARNS AREA shots, M $350 Basically EVERYTHING 3 Bedroom Homes in 423-442-9996 for Babies to Juniors! Volunteer Village. ***Web ID# 934730*** 865-250-4205 for info. ★★★★★★★★★ YORKIE PUPPIES, reg., vet ckd, Trucking Opportunities 106 M&F, UTD S&W, for more Boats Motors 232 info. 423-539-4256 DRIVERSProfessionals willing to YORKIE PUPS 1993 Astro fiberglass Team. $4500AKC, parents on bass boat & trailer 5500/mo avg. Great premises, M $300, w/75 HP Merc., gar. Benefits, HomeF $400. 865-680-7672 kept, $3800. 931-484-2055 time! HAZ Freight & Explosives. CDL- YORKIES AKC 8 wks health warr., S&W. Campers A. 800-835-9471 235 5F (1 choc) $650 up, 865-441-6161, 463-2049 CAMPERS WANTED General 109 We buy travel trailers, Wheels, Motor 144 5th COOK NEEDED at Pet Services homes & Pop-Up Pete’s Place in Campers. Will pay  Maynardville Apply cash. 423-504-8036 in person at 3 9 05 PET GROOMING Maynardville Hwy. Forest River Ultralight Wait or drop off. Exp preferred but 27 ft, 2005 by Rockwood: Andersonville Pk, Halls not required. 925-3154 elec. jack, lg slide, new tires. $10,000 bo. Bobby GOOD JOB for good  865-368-8636 electricians & helpers. Drug testing General 109 req'd. CDL a plus. Domestic 265 Call 219-8303.

currently seeking a

Jason McMahan 257-1332 • 922-4400

Looking for a lost pet or a new one? Visit YoungWilliams Animal Center, the official shelter for the City of Knoxville & Knox County: 3201 Division St. Knoxville.

BABY BED with moSTEPSIDE bile and mattress, CHEVY PU 1966, exc. cond. $100 for all. Stroller, $4000 obo. Call for $50. Cash only. 687details. 931-210-3741. 6262. ***Web ID# 935041***


PERFECT STARTER HOME! 3BR/2BA, W/I closets, hdwd floors, tile kit, fenced lot. Looks brand new. Must see inside! $109,900. MLS#787984 MUST SEE INSIDE! Everything is brand n e w . 2BR/1BA w/full unfin bsmt on huge level lot. Real hdwd, FP, great location. $94,900. MLS#788753 CUL-DESAC! 3BR, unfin bsmt, hdwd flrs, 2-car carport on main, gar in bsmnt. Great investment or starter home. $85,000. MLS#786769


Baby Items

Cedar Bluff. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA + bonus, 2 car gar. No pets. $1300 mo. 865-806-8456

3BR/1BA W/LARGE LOT in Halls area. $85,900. Call 922- ^ 1667.

238 Alterations/Sewing 303 Electrical

CHOPPER BIG DOG ALTERATIONS Ridgeback, one of a BY FAITH kind custom in like Men women, children. new cond 1st $15,750 Custom-tailored takes it ($34,000 in- clothes for ladies of all vested). 865-388-3864 sizes plus kids! ***Web ID# 934814*** Faith Koker 938-1041

Business Opp. 130 Machinery-Equip. 193

TURKEY ADOPTION: Real Estate Wanted 50 FARRAGUT/NEAR CREEK 2BR, 1BA, laundry rm, A secure, happy, family neighborhood, 1 yr lease, loving home awaits your baby. Expenses $680 mo. $250 dam. dep. paid. Marcy & 865-216-5736 OR 694-8414 Pay Cash, Take over Andrew, 1-888-449-0803 payments. Repairs KNOXVILLE not a problem. Any NORTH 2BR, w/d conn, dw. Homes 40 situation. 865-712-7045 Super-clean! No pets. Hdwd flrs. $525/mo + dam dep, refs. 9222 BR 1 BA, 840 SF, 7114 or 216-5732 865-356-3417 7013 Eddie Kimbell Ln, $69,500. 690-7632. WE BUY HOUSES, 4BR/2.5BA, 3020 sq ft. any reason, any con- Houses - Unfurnished 74 Dogs 141 Huge rec rm down, dition. 865-548-8267 beaut Silverstone s/d 3 BR, 1 BA, $750/mo. AMERICAN PIT Bull w/pool & play area. $750 dep. No pets. 1 Pups, UKC purple Many upgrades! Cherry yr lse req'd. Accept ribbon, 7 wks, S&W, cabs, bay window in Office Space - Rent 65 Sec. 8. 2709 Boright $700-$1500. 865-924-8960 bkfst area, elegant Place. 865-388-2736 ***Web ID# 935214*** arched windows in droom, hdwd flrs. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA home CHIHUAHUA PUPS, $249,900. 368-5150 off John Sevier near CKC reg., very tiny, UT/downtown, stove, S&W, $300. FTN CITY: 3BR/ frig., & W/D hookups. Call 865-323-1433. 1.5BA, 1560 sq ft. on $850/mo. + dep. No cul-de-sac. Huge pets. Credit check. fenced-in backyard 865-385-2860 w/covered deck, FP, hdwd under carpet, 3BR/2BA,1500 sq ft, no new roof & H&A, steps. 5 yrs old, 2-car strg bldg w/elec. gar, level yard. No $85,900. Call 368-5150 pets, no smoking. for more info. $985/mo. 567-4156


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CREATIVE LANDSCAPES Mowing, mulching, bed clean up, aeration, over-seeding, fertilizing. Install / Removal / Trimming of shrubs. We pay attention to detail! 925-4595

MAZDA 3 SPORT 2007, 5 DR, black, auto., DOHC, great cond., 50K mi. $11,000. 865-986-7272 VOLVO S70 1999, AT, good cond., fully loaded, 139K mi, $3950. 865-566-5028

LANDSCAPING MGMT Design, install, mulch, small tree/shrub work, weeding, bed reDomestic 265 newal, debri clean^ up. Free estimates, in home dayCHEVY COBALT LS, OPENING 25 yrs exp! care. 20 yrs exp. 2008, auto., CD, sat. Mark Lusby 679-0800 $25/day or $100/wk. radio, 37mpg, exc. Halls area. 387-8109 $6,450. 865-522-4133 or 922-3778 Lawn Care 339 Chrysler Lebaron 1988 Conv., blk w/gray 318 leath. Rebuilt mtr, Cleaning very good cond. $2600. 865-525-0214 CHRISTIAN CLEANING LADY SERVICE. DeMercury Grand Marpendable, refs, Call quis 2002, orig owner, 705-5943. 82K mi., new tires, ex. cond $7600 865-573-3335 CLEANING NETWORK Wkly/ Bi-wkly/ Mo. Good refs! Free est. Air Cond / Heating 301 258-9199 or 257-7435.


LARUE'S CLEANING, Residential /Commercial. Thorough, reasonable rates. 687-7347, 4554305. ^



Long Electrical Services Comm-Indus-Residential Lighting: Int/Ext, parking lots, signs, svc upgrades, low voltage, storm damage, 35+ years’ exp. 228-5623. Locally Owned.



BREEDEN'S TREE SERVICE Over 30 yrs. experience! Trimming, removal, stump grinding,



^ RAY VARNER FORDXLT LLC ’07 Ford Explorer 4x4 16K miles, Extra c lean ............................. LANDSCAPING 592090MASTER 15+ yrs exp! Ad Size 3 x 4 $25,930 Mowing 4c N TFN Mulching <ec> ’05 Nissan Frontier King CAB 2wd 32K miles ..................................................


’05 SPECIALS Lincoln Navigator Ultimate, 4x4, Loaded,WEEK! 24K OF THE $33,150

'10 Ford E-350 XLT, 12 passenger van, all power , R1167 ..................$21,900 miles.................. '10 Ford Mustang, convertible, leather, auto, winter savings!!!!, R1140 ..... $19,900 ’06 Ford Escape 4x4, 15K miles.................................................................. '11 Ford Fusion SE, auto, power seat, good miles , R1187 ...................$16,900

$17,436 '08 Ford Taurus X, SEL, leather, roof, quad, seats, loaded! R1188.......... $18,900 Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Prices good through next week.

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10914 Kingston Pike

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Pressure Washing 350

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CHRIS' PRESSURE WASHING. Great rates, free est, all work guaranteed, good refs. 19+ yrs exp! Call 201-6323.

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CARPENTRY, VINYL windows, doors, siding, floor jacking & leveling, painting, plumbing, elec, bsmnt waterproofing, hvac repair, floor & attic insulation. 455-5042

KING TREE SERVICE • Full Service • Bucket Truck • Chipper • Climbers WINTER SPECIALS! 27 Years Experience Licensed • Insured

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Knoxville Wrestling Store

Tennessee’s First & Only Wrestling Store

281-5536 • 4932 N. Broadway Open 7 days a week

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Hibachi & Chinese Restaurant

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Monday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am - 10:30 pm Sunday Noon - 10 pm

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5210 N. Broadway St., Knoxville, TN 37918 No Checks

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Weigh Room Weight Strength Training Zumba Also … Rac Racquetball Free No-Impact Exercise Program for Courts Senior Adults & Persons with Physical Limitations Fit Ball Yoga M, W, & F • 10:30-11:15 a.m. Core Strength Central Baptist Church of Fountain City Card Step Cardio Kic Kickboxing 5364 N. Broadway Pilates ■ Info: Call 688-1206 ■ Or visit: > how we serve > FLC Bosu Aerobics, Yoga & Pilates offered morning & evening. Calendars available on the website. Personal Trainer Available

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Halls Fountain City Shopper-News 022012  

A great community newspaper serfing Halls and Fountain City