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Fountain City Town Hall will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. The speaker will be Charles Williams, a cartoonist/illustrator since the ’70s. He has designed the T-shirts for Honor Fountain City Day for several years. His popular illustrations of local landmarks “Lost Treasures of Fountain City” are available as notecard sets at the Fountain City Art Center. Ten years ago, his wife, Sylvia, a highly regarded portraitist, assembled a group of local artists to create the Fountain City Art Center to give artists a place to meet, to learn and to display their work in a gallery setting in Fountain City. Williams will speak about the art center’s history, goals and plans for the next 10 years. All are invited.

Gladiators, glitz and glam Gresham Middle School staff members welcomed guests to the spring soiree, Gresham Goes Gatsby, at The Foundry. Pictured are Jeff Castleberry, Scott Reed, Glenn Price, Gresham Middle School Foundation event coordinator Nancy McBee Nevader, principal Donna Parker and GMSF president Craig Cummings. See more photos on page A-8.

Eddie Harvey, Fountain City original By Betty Bean

Candidate forum

The Halls Business and Professional Association will host a candidate forum at noon Tuesday, April 15, at Beaver Brook Country Club. HBPA will host Bo Bennett and Charles Busler, candidates for the 7th District seat on Knox County Commission. Meetings are open to the public. Lunch is $10.

IN THIS ISSUE City salaries: Bet you didn’t know ...

The city of Knoxville is essentially a service provider. It’s a people business. As such, wages and related fringe benefits make up the largest part of the city’s $183 million operating budget.

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Union County: Sandra Clark interviews District Attorney General Lori PhillipsJones; while Libby Morgan writes about a headless cow. North/East: Betty Bean has the scoop on city plans to revitalize the Magnolia Avenue Corridor. Bearden: Wendy Smith interviews founders of Fort Kid as the city announces plans to restore it. Farragut: Stefan Cooper writes about a ice hockey team that won a national tourney.

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Contrary to what a lot of people probably think, Ed Harvey never met my brother John. Not that he knew of, anyhow. Even though John put Eddie in the Prank Call Hall of Fame (if there’s not such a thing, there should be) when he called him up in the late ’70s to complain about buying a bad oil filter at Eddie’s Auto Parts, the two were never formally introduced, and John was long dead by the time the tapes went viral in 1987. (Note: Viral was not a word we would’ve thought to use back in the day.) Edward Ralph Harvey, 91, died last week after a long struggle with dementia. He worked as long as he could, keeping long days in his auto-parts store with the marquee sign from the Italian Pavilion at the 1982 World’s Fair. Tough as a boot with a barely hidden sly sense

of humor, Eddie Harvey affi xed that sign to the front of his store and found it to be a good conversation piece. Born in Union County’s Little Valley in 1922, Ed Harvey loved to tell the story of his great-grandfather, Jack Woods, who had a license from the federal govEddie Harvey ernment to operate a whisky-bottling business, as long as he sold the product out of state. He also sold some in-state, out the back door. Ed Harvey graduated from Halls High School in 1940. His first job was zipping through the streets of Knoxville as a bicycle messenger. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and returned home wanting to start a

business, so he went to see Claude Myers, president of Fountain City Bank, and asked for a $500 loan. “At first, he wouldn’t give me the loan, but then he found out I was a good welder and told me if I’d build the swings in Fountain City Park, I could have the money. So I built the swings, and they are still standing. I got my loan – that’s when I was poor as a church mouse,” he told Metro Pulse in 2000. He used the money to make a down payment on the property on Walker Boulevard where his store stands today. Over the years, he acquired additional property, including a next-door parcel he bought from Cas Walker. He also found time to work on racecars, and to do some racing himself, until he had a bad wreck in the late ’50s. In his later years, after John’s

tapes had been widely circulated, Ed Harvey drew visitors from all over the world who wanted to meet the guy who sold the oil filter. What they found was one of those inimitable East Tennesseans who helped make this place what it is. He outlived two wives and was the father of four and the grandfather of five, in addition to having a big brood of great-grandchildren. His motto was, “I’d rather be lucky anytime as be smart,” and he counted himself a lucky man. I’d like to think that by now, he and John have been introduced. And there’s not much I wouldn’t give to hear those stories.

Services Services were held Friday at New Beverly Baptist Church where Mr. Harvey was a member. An honorary pallbearer was another Fountain City original, Alvin Frye.

Lay, McMillan are GOP candidates to replace Swann By Jake Mabe The swan takes flight. After 32 years on the bench, 4th Circuit Court Judge Bill Swann announced his retirement last year, shortly after lawyer Greg McMillan said he would seek the job whether Swann ran or not.

Analysis Swann is Knox County’s most controversial judge; lawyers and litigants either love or hate him. Many just bypass his court entirely, filing in Chancery Court and putting a burden on that court’s caseload. The biggest complaint against Judge Swann is his overreliance on psychologists, with several working in his court, pushing up costs. The state requires that divorcing couples undergo one mediation session; Swann requires four. The state requires four hours of Parent Education Seminars; Swann requires 12. It is difficult to get a trial date because he has trial “managements,” which require litigants to spend yet another day sitting in the courtroom with their lawyers so that progress toward settlement can be “measured.”

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Another frequent complaint is his overreliance on Orders of Protection. At one time, Knox County’s 4th Circuit Court issued more OPs than Davidson, Hamilton, Shelby and Sullivan counties combined. He also has a stable of lawyers who work as his “special masters.” These lawyers have their own robes, dockets and nameplates. When they’re not wielding a gavel, they are practicing in his court, raising the question of how these individuals can be agents of the judge one day and come before him the next. Candidate Patti Jane Lay is one of these, and Swann has endorsed her to succeed him. These practices have caused Chancery Court dockets to become overloaded with divorce cases. Swann’s critics say he has made the process of getting a divorce in Knox County expensive, cumbersome and protracted. The candidates: Two lawyers seek to replace Judge Swann, a race that will be decided in the May 6 Republican Primary. The winner will face the winner of the Democratic Primary, either Daniel Kidd or David Valone, in the general election. Patti Jane Lay and Greg McMillan are campaigning hard – both

in the shadow of Bill Swann. Lay grew up in Fountain City and Bearden, graduating from Webb School of Knoxville. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Emory University in Atlanta and a law degree at UT. She and her husband, Tom Baugh, live in Bearden and have three children. Lay McMillan says he declared his intentions to run in 2006. He graduated from Bearden High before earning a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from UT. He and his wife, Summer, have five children. He is special counsel with the Lewis Thomason law firm. McMillan says he got into the race because “the court hasn’t been working well for the people of Knox County for several years.” He says he will: ■ Do a better job screening orders of protection, granting them not at the initial stage by special masters but by the court of record. “It eliminates appeals.” ■ Ensure better coordination between law enforcement and the court, making orders of protection simplified, clear and typed rather

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than written. ■ Change the way the docket is handled. He says most cases are filed in Chancery Court because of Swann’s “biases,” which have created a logjam. ■ Change Swann’s snowday policy, opening court even if Knox County government is closed for those who can McMillan safely make it to court. On the civil side, McMillan says he will change the current policy of a 12-hour parenting class to the state-required four-hour class and will look at offering online classes. He says when parents are going through a divorce, their children need them more than ever. “The court needs to work better for the people of Knox County. There’s going to be a change (in judges). But it needs to be the right change.” We were unable to connect with Lay by press time. Candidate bios can be found at their websites, w w w.pattijanelay and

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Fifty years and counting Edward Wilkerson began working at the Coop on Willow Street near downtown in 1964. Soon after he helped open the store in Halls and has been there ever since. He quickly earned the name “Bones” because, he said, everyone had a nickname back then. Wilkerson celebrated his 5oth anniversary at his job and was recognized for his service and dedication.

Wilkerson replied, “I’ve worked with some really great managers, and I love working outside.” He considers himself blessed with good health and a good place to work. The Co-Op is blessed to have a dedicated employee on hand. ■

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The dogwood trails officially opened last week, and the dogwoods in Fountain City are beginning to bloom. I traveled the trail on Gibbs Drive late last week, and the trees were beginning to bud and flowers were showing off their colors. With a few more days of sunshine and warm tem- Edward “Bones” Wilkerson.

peratures, the trails should be in full color and welcoming to visitors. The Fountain City trail is the only trail to have two sections: the garden side and the panorama side off Black Oak Ridge. It is the longest of the trails and worth the drive. Other trails include Holston Hills, Lakemoor Hills, Westmoreland, Chapman Highway and Farragut. Each trail is designated by a sign and pink lines on the roads to serve as guides for the tour. The trails will remain open through April, and the Dogwood Arts Festival will wrap up with the Market Square Art Fair April 2527. The fair will feature 33 performances, 17 interactive entertainment presen-

When war comes home Knox County has many programs in place to help our local veterans. Mayor Tim Burchett believes we can always do more.

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Burchett held a press conference April 3 at Redemption Church to announce the Veteran Friendly Congregation Initiative “When War Comes Home” forum planned for May 1. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knox County Community Action Center L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave. Burchett hopes a great representation from all faiths will turn out for the forum. “In Knox County, we do a good job of serving our veterans, but there is always more that can be done,” said Burchett. “Right now there are heroes in our churches, synagogues and mosques across the country who have just returned from war. These con-

gregations have an opportunity to ask what else they can do for these heroes.” Veteran and forum organizer Freddie Owens spoke about the role all Americans can and should play in the lives of veterans. “Many of our veterans coming home today have invisible wounds such as posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety and depression,” said Owens. “Veterans are five times more likely to talk to their pastors about mental-

health issues than they are to seek help from the Veterans Administration.” It is hoped that through this forum local congregations will learn how to become an environment of acceptance for veterans and their families by helping area religious leaders address issues that come before them from veterans. The forum is open to faith leaders from Knox and surrounding counties. Those wishing to participate can register at

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Wynona Dye, co-president of the Fontinalis Club, presided last week over one of the final meetings of the organization, which will disband in May. T h e group has been in the Wynona Dye Fountain City area for years and has recognized many individuals who have contributed to the community through art, poetry, music, history and writing. While covering meetings, I have met some kind women who want the best for the community, who believe in the good of others and who treat people with respect. I am going to miss that. Board members voted to allow all active members to be named honorary members and took care of other business. The Fontinalis will not be forgotten anytime soon, and their contribution to the Fountain City area will live on. The final meeting will be Thursday, May 8, and feature a celebration luncheon.

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government Applause for Nick Nick Della Volpe, serving his second and final term on Knoxville City Council, deserves high praise for bringing up the politically tough issues he has been raising lately. While he hasn’t been successful, he is educating the public as to several city policies that are financially costly and would never happen in the private sector.

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On April 1, he urged the council to repeal the ordinance that gives all city employees a 2.5 percent automatic pay raise regardless of what the economy is, what city revenues are or even what the employee’s performance is. County, state and federal employees do not enjoy this ta x-paid benefit. Repealing the ordinance would not have deprived employees of a pay raise (as the mayor each year recommends what he/she feels is best). But it would have restored flexibility to the mayor as she makes budget decisions. Instead of welcoming this initiative, she opposed it. Joining Della Volpe in representing the taxpayers on this vote were council members George Wallace and Duane Grieve. The audience booed Della Volpe and others who spoke in favor of repeal. While employee opposition is understandable, disrupting the council proceedings is not justified. Della Volpe has never been a favorite of city employees, who worked hard last November along with the local Democratic Party to defeat him. Mayor Rogero pointedly did not endorse Della Volpe for a second term while she did endorse at least two others seeking re-election. They came close to ousting Della Volpe but failed. Now he is free to voice his views without political payback. Almost half of the city employees live outside the city, do not pay city property taxes and cannot vote in city elections, including one of the two deputy mayors. Della Volpe has been writing articles in this publication about expensive provisions of the city pension plan that the mayor failed to address in her charter changes. One is the annual 3 percent increase in city pensions regardless of the inflation level. This benefits about 1,800 city

retirees, over half of whom live outside the city. It will be one of the major reasons the mayor recommends a property-tax increase in 10 days on April 24 at Christenberry ballfield in her budget message. Della Volpe, an attorney, is an interesting person. He often speaks at council on many subjects. He is a strong advocate of greenways and worked effectively to install a greenway by Loves Creek in East Knoxville. Several of his colleagues wish he were less outspoken and have urged him to drop the pension comments. My personal view is that he brings to public discussion inconvenient topics on which the public needs to know more. A property-tax increase should come only when the mayor is also showing serious efforts in cutting nonessential spending. Council must be willing to say no to expenditures that can be deferred, such as the $200,000 for a salary survey that will recommend higher salaries when it is completed. Or a car allowance of $5,830 a year for a deputy mayor who walks to work. It is time to reassess the merit of all car allowances versus actual payment per mile for travel in the city. Which would be less costly to taxpayers? My guess is council will approve a Rogero propertytax hike but with three or perhaps four council members voting no. ■ Great news last week that Fort Kid at World’s Fair Park has a new lease on life with Rogero and Beth Waters working together to upgrade it. It had been slated for closure. ■ Cheri Siler on her website advocates raising the minimum wage. She said, when asked by this writer, it should go to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.70. Siler is the Democratic candidate for state senator from District 7.

GOV NOTES ■ Ray Jenkins, candidate for judge, will be honored at a reception held by Mario Azevedo II and John D. Lockridge Jr. 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Doc’s All American Grill, 7355 Kingston Pike. ■ Bobby Waggoner, candidate for sheriff, will be honored at a barbecue at Brasfield farm in Karns, 10106 Rather Road, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Admission is free and all are invited. The event will include live music and barbecue. Kids can enjoy pony rides, a waterwalk, train rides and a visit from the Easter bunny.

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Bob and Ed or Michele Long ago and, oh, so far sion seats. away, there was a magical Thomas is unopposed place called WIVK. in District 10. He says he learned the importance of community service when Jake working for Mabe Mr. Dick at WIVK. “I will make sure your Thomas tax dollars Knoxville’s grand radio station played real coun- are not wasted.” Brantley faces former try music and was owned by radio pioneer Jim Dick. commissioner and longtime Its true characters became Knox County Republican family – the late Claude Party fixture Michele CarTomlinson, Jean Ash, Bob ringer for the 11th District Thomas, Ed Brantley, Mike seat. This race is interesting. Brantley has painted himHammond and everybody’s buddy, the late Bobby Den- self as a dyed-in-the-wool conservative. He’s taken a ton. Corporate takeovers George H.W. Bush-esque made WIVK as bland as caf- pledge to never raise taxes and wants less government. eteria coffee. Such is life. Hammond jumped into He says he’s for teachers, politics. A successful two- more jobs in Knox County term county commissioner, (“We need to attract indusHammond is running for try”), good roads, police proCriminal Court clerk. He’s tection and effective county the best candidate for the services for senior citizens. Carringer’s election job, and he will win. Two radio colleagues are would double the number following his lead. Brantley of women on the commisand Thomas – who recently sion (now only Amy Broyles hosted a radio talk show on serves). She’s a protégé of WNOX – are both running the late Mary Lou Horner, for at-large county commis- and her own mom, Irene

McCrary, is a longtime Fountain City leader. “I feel like the Knox County Republican Party needs to let everyone know we still are the party that is conser vative, and we need Brantley to stand by what we say.” She’s for better schools and safer neighborhoods, is pro-teacher and pro-police, supports small government and low taxes, and wants to promote small businesses. When I first saw Thomas and Brantley during a political forum, I started singing Buck Owens’ “Together Again.” Both are likable, widely known and feel like old friends. My first reaction was “shoo-in.” But things have taken an interesting turn. Brantley took off on a long-planned vacation with his son during the month of March – key campaign season in a county in which the Republican is usually the winner. He got tangled up in questioning the need for

algebra in public schools because he rarely uses it. Say what? Carringer is likable and bubbling with personality. She is wideCarringer ly known among a key demographic – Republican primary voters – but has both friends and foes there. Carringer wants it more, and Brantley’s blunders have put him on defense. This is Ed’s race to lose, and he’s made a good start at it.

Correction I owe a sincere apology to Knox County Trustee candidate Ed Shouse. My profile of that race contained an error that County Commissioner Dave Wright’s questioning of candidate Barry Hawkins’ non-repayment of $3,000 he received as a CTAS bonus when Hawkins worked in the office was a political move aimed to help Shouse. In fact, it was aimed to help appointed Trustee Craig Leuthold. The error was unintentional. In fact, I like Ed Shouse. He’s smart, calm, experienced and the least political candidate for the job.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero hosted lunch for more than 300 volunteers from the Community Action Committee (CAC) Senior Corps and AmeriCorps. Pictured are speakers Nancy Reid from Foster Grandparents, Beverly Gilmer from Senior Companions, George “Geo” Hall from RSVP, Rogero, Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill, Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell and former Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown. In 2013, local AmeriCorps members diverted 754 tons of recyclable materials from landfills and built or improved almost 70 miles of trails. Senior Corps contributed 211,009 hours of ser vice. Photo submitted

School board candidates ready for primary The Knox County primary elections are upon us. Early voting begins April 16 in this odd kind of election year. The contests that are drawing the most interest are the school board races, primarily because of the controversies surrounding Superintendent James McIntyre. The incumbents are all McIntyre supporters, and all have drawn opposition. First District challengers Marshall Walker and Robert Boyd are able guys who know their way around schools (Boyd has taught on the college level; Walker is a retired school social worker) but seem slow to get off the blocks. Prediction: Incumbent Gloria Deathridge, the vice chair of the board, could win it outright in the primary. But if she doesn’t, watch out. Walker or Boyd (both first-time candidates) could get the hang of this campaigning thing and give the voters something to think

Betty Bean about. Both are McIntyre critics with deep roots in the community. Sally Absher and J. Scott Clark, challenging board chair Lynne Fugate in District 4, are a study in contrasts. Absher, elected to the state Republican Executive Committee four years ago, is not seeking re-election to that position. She has caught heat for being a former Tea Party activist but says she has pulled back from those causes. She is energetic and knowledgeable and sympathetic to teacher concerns. If Absher suffers from too much publicity, Clark’s had too little. He appears to be running something of a stealth campaign, but his

presence will make it hard for Fugate to win a majority vote in the primary. If she’s forced into a runoff with Absher, she, like Deathridge, could be in for a most unpleasant summer. Prediction: Fugate wins, but not by enough to avoid a runoff. Incumbents Kim Severance in District 7 and Thomas Deakins in District 6 are stepping down, and while only soon-to-be-retired teacher Patti Lou Bounds submitted a qualifying petition to succeed Severance, there’s a dogfight in the Sixth, where four candidates are duking it out. Two of them – Brad Buchanan and Tamara Shepherd – are outright critics of McIntyre’s test-them-tillthey-puke methodology. Candidate Terry Hill is vaguely critical of McIntyre and has been more focused on getting a new middle school in Hardin Valley. The fourth candidate, Knox

County Council PTA president Sandra Rowcliffe, is a vocal McIntyre supporter who has also been vocal in her criticism of teachers who oppose him. Prediction: Hill, whose husband, daughter and son-in-law are all former officeholders, is the most polished candidate in this bunch. Common wisdom is it’s her race to lose, although it will be difficult for her to break 50 percent in a crowded field, so she shouldn’t plan any extended vacations until after the August election. Rowcliffe will come in fourth. District 9 incumbent Pam Trainor, a strong McIntyre supporter, has drawn only a single challenger (albeit an exceptionally vigorous one), so this race will be decided in the primary. Prediction: Elementary school librarian (who will resign her job if elected) Amber Rountree takes her out.

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A forgotten father of country music HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin “Why, country music, as public entertainment, was born in that Market Hall. It was there that Roy Acuff started sawing his fiddle for pay, and Lowell Blanchard gave birth to the ‘MerryGo-Round’ and the ‘Tennessee Barn Dance.’ ” – former Knoxville News-Sentinel columnist Bert Vincent Although legendary Knoxville live radio programs the WNOX “Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round” and the “Tennessee Barn Dance” once were held in the old Market House, they soon needed larger quarters. Lowell Blanchard deserves credit for their growth and for the growth

of country music. He acted as the talent scout, authored the comedy skits and was master of ceremonies for both programs. E n g a ge ments on the noon Blanchard “Merry-GoRound” or Saturday night’s “Tennessee Barn Dance” launched the early careers of Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Kitty Wells, the Carter Sisters (featuring June Carter), Archie “Grandpappy” Campbell, the Carlisles (including Bill’s alter ego

“Hotshot Elmer”), Homer and Jethro, Don Gibson and many others. Some even said that Knoxville could have become the countrymusic capital that Nashville became but for the lingering aftereffects of the Great Depression and the oft-cited lack of vision of its civic leaders. Richard Lowell Blanchard was born on Nov. 5, 1910, in Palmer, Ill., the son of Jay William and Betty Mason Priest Blanchard. His father was a grocery-store owner and served as mayor of Palmer for 17 years. Lowell worked for his father, spent summers on a nearby farm and went to work for a

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The city of Knoxville is million in various fringe essentially a service pro- benefits and pension contrivider. It’s a people business. butions this fiscal year. Let’s take a closer look at those employment costs, which are growing year over year. With current revenues Nick (mostly property and sales taxes) relatively flat, the Della Volpe present outlook calls for a cut in services, possible layoffs and/or (gulp) some form of tax increase. As such, wages and reRight now that budgetlated fringe benefits make balancing process is in up the largest part of the Mayor Rogero’s hands. City city’s $183 million operat- Council will begin its review ing budget (FY 2013-14). of her proposed budget in That includes employment May, with a charter deadof 1,548 dedicated workers line of mid-June to have the and managers, who are paid new fiscal-year budget in a total of some $98 mil- place by July 1. lion, including $66 million Wages = $66 million: in direct salaries and $32 There are some 527 police

(422 uniform) and 313 firefighters, who (after training) start at a civil-service pay scale of approximately $32,300 and have salaries that range up to $95,500 at the deputy chief level. The city also employs 287 public-service workers, 82 in engineering, 54 in fleet maintenance and management, 47 full-time parks and rec, and other workers. All regular city employees (excluding top management) work their way up through a series of civil-service pay grades, with step increases along the way, as they progress in grade. Annual salary surveys adjust those pay scales to keep them competitive. See Knoxville ordinances 2-450, -458 & -459

drugstore during his titalented Blanchard, high school years. He whose jovial nature gained experience as was apparent even a student radio anover the airwaves. nouncer when he atBlanchard was intended the University structed to “Do whatof Illinois, where he ever is necessary to graduated in 1933. make the station a During the Censuccess in country tury of Progress music.” The one-andExposition (the Chia-half-hour weekday cago World’s Fair), “Merr y- Go-Round” Blanchard acted as and the “Tennessee the master of ceremoBarn Dance” soon nies. Then he pursued were developed with his early career as a Blanchard as the host. radio announcer in Their studio was Indiana, Iowa and first in the Andrew Michigan. As later Johnson Hotel, next confirmed by former in the old Market U.S. Sen. Howard House and eventually Baker of Tennessee, at 110 S. Gay St first. when Blanchard was Blanchard insisted on program director Many entertainers, such as Roy Acuff, Hom- a live studio orchesof a radio station in er and Jethro, Archie “Grandpappy” Camp- tra almost from the Des Moines, Iowa, in bell and others were featured here at the start. For many years, 1932, he hired Ronald WNOX studio early in their careers. Harry Nides played Reagan as one of his the fiddle, Jerry Colannouncers. Unfortunately, first radio station in Tennes- lins the piano, Tony Musco he was not living when his see and only the eighth in the accordion and Hubert protégée became the 40th the nation. Scripps-Howard Carter the bass. president of the United took it over in 1935, made He often accompanied States. WNOX the call letters and various country-music acts WNOX had begun broad- hired R.B. Westergaard as in performances over East casting in 1921 with the call manager. The following year, letters WNAV, reputedly the Westergaard hired the mulTo page A-16

on Fringe Benefits = $32 million: This includes some $9.8 million in health-care benefits, $16 million in pension contributions (growing by $7.5 million next year to $23.4 million), plus some $8.6 million in other benefits, like visual and dental insurance, educational incentives and longevity. Mystery Money. You’ve already heard about the “automatic 2.5 percent pay raises” for city workers, addressed at a recent City Council meeting – the issue there was to take this 30-year-old pay perk off auto-pilot and have all raises addressed by the administration in light of current budget, inflation and other economic facts. That was rejected amidst a highly vocal worker outcry.

Basketball is a simple game I never said I know it all, but I really thought I understood. Sixty-three years ago, as a high school senior, not yet 17, I concluded my only season as coach of eighth-grade basketball – undefeated and very confident. My mentor was not surprised. He had said “basketball is such a simple game, even you can teach it.” All you have to do is control time and space – and don’t give up the baseline. He explained that effort and positioning are key ingredients of defense and rebounding. He said shooting was a bit more complicated, that even the best players rarely made half their shots. He recommended

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getting as close to the basket as possible before “putting it up.” He favored passing over dribble penetration but liked that the round ball delivered predictable bounces. He said 10 players were not enough to clutter the entire floor, leaving room for minor strategy. Way back then, he said caring for the basketball was critical; possession

equaled points. Some years later, when Dick Campbell was coach at Carson-Newman College, he invested considerable time in refining my knowledge. After that, I learned by watching a thousand practices conducted by Ray Mears at Tennessee. Sometimes I asked Stu Aberdeen what the heck he was doing. To tell you the truth, those men covered it. I’ve seen and heard 19 versions of the same information, but I haven’t learned a lot of sizzling new stuff. A few mysteries have come and gone: A motion offense absolutely requires movement. There are intelligent debates about when to call or not call timeout,

when to substitute, how to attack devilish zone defenses and whether to yell at blundering officials or just sit there and take it. In old age, I have acquired empathy for young people in knee pants, standing at the foul line with the season hanging in the balance, the weight of their coach’s job on their shoulders, a tick or three on the clock, one to tie, two to win. Delightful employment and many blessings allowed me to listen to and even question some of the all-time great coaches – Pat Summitt, Adolph Rupp, John Wooden, Dean Smith, Al Maguire, Coach K, even Bobby Knight – a couple of times more than I wanted.

But you may not have heard of “Longevity Pay.” City workers (after four years of service) also get longevity pay. This automatic “seniority pay” apparently entered the city’s budget during the inflation-stressed late 1970s. Workers get $120 x years of service (after the first four years, up to a max of 20 years) added to their pay. Nice work if you can get it. So, for all the recent outcry about “just getting by” or needing “to put bread on the table,” these two automatic pay increases – wholly aside from any scheduled step advances and merit pay under the civil-service pay scales – can give workers an added 5 percent increase. Take, for example, a 42-year-old firefighter, who likely makes $50,000/year. Theoretically, he could re-

ceive $1,400 to $1,800 in longevity pay (e.g. 15 yrs. x $120), plus a 2.5 percent automatic pay raise of, say, $1,250. That’s nearly a $3,000 pay bump in one year without counting earned merit increases. To most folks, that might seem more than putting a little bread on the table. Don’t get me wrong, hard work deserves fair pay. That should be the job of modern pay scales, not vestiges of yesteryear. Such automatic increases compound pension and fringe costs, as they raise base pay under existing formulas. Taxpayer-financed wages should be transparent. Perhaps the mayor, as CEO, will look at all these costs.

What I thought was a rich background did not prepare me for this absolutely crazy Tennessee season past. I cannot explain how a talented team can be so good some games and bad for others. Two or three times I thought the Volunteers could have given greater effort. Ongoing indecision at point guard was puzzling. There was the obvious question about tempo. The coach visualized one speed. Some players wanted to go faster. I was stunned by the segment of the season when those with the ball could not or would not throw it to Jarnell Stokes. The last time when he got it, I was surprised. Michigan wasn’t. Tennessee fans choose how to behave but the February myth of bringing back Bruce Pearl made Cuonzo

Martin’s job more difficult. Never saw anything like that. It was a pleasant development that the team countered with its best punch. It could have quit. As if the soap-opera season did not have enough quirky twists and turns, there was the phone call. Many felt certain Cuonzo was gone to Marquette, more money, less hassle and a better fit for a Midwestern staff. Some said go Zo. Some repented for past criticisms. As soon as the coach said he still loves Tennessee, some resumed worrying about his recruiting tendencies. Never has basketball, supposedly a simple game, been so confusing.

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Massey to speak at Halls Prayer Breakfast The annual Halls Business and Professional Association P r a y e r Breakfast will be held on Good F r id ay, April 18, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Beaver Massey Dam Baptist Church in Halls. State Sen. Becky Duncan Massey will speak, and music will be provided by Anne

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Allen and Mike Bundon. Catering will be provided by Shoney’s. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase at the UPS Store, Beaver Dam Baptist Church and from Sue Walker at Tindell’s. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Bob Crye is president of the Halls BPA and Pamela B. Johnson, an attorney with Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC, is vice president. Info: www.hallsbusiness. com/.

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“In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2: 18b-21 NRSV) There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein) Melanie Porter and pastor Bryan Wright go over the script for Fairview Baptist Church’s drama “Overcoming the Darkness.”

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Overcoming the darkness

By Cindy Taylor The WordPlayers of Knoxville brought uplifting Christian music and drama to Inskip UMC during the Sunday worship service on April 6. WordPlayers was formed in 1995 by a group of actors wishing to use their Godgiven talents in a positive way to convey the messages of the Christian faith and the Gospel. Jeni Lamm, Matthew Lloyd, Ethan Norman, Rachel Norman and Terry Webber performed “That Wondrous Week,” an Easter drama that focuses on the last week of the life of Jesus Christ. The program was part of Inskip UMC’s Christian Hospitality Sunday, which is observed the first Sun-

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Jeni Lamm performs in the WordPlayers drama at Inskip UMC. Photo submitted

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For Christians, the Easter season represents Jesus’ victory over the grave and the promise of salvation. Fast forward to present time, and the victory is still relevant. Melanie Porter has spent the past five years working on a drama for Fairview Baptist to present to the community. The story involves one family’s struggle through a season of warfare and their victory over the darkness. Porter began writing scripts when she felt that she couldn’t find good material for the large cast at the church. Pastor Bryan Wright would discuss sermon ideas with her, and from there she would begin to write. They bounced ideas off one another and did a lot of praying over the content until the final script was written. The idea for an Easter program quite different from a typical musical came to her from her own life experiences. “I was living defeated and felt that Satan was putting

things in my path to discourage me,” she said. Porter knew that others must be having the same struggles, and she began to write. The script is a relatable story, featuring parenting issues, social media, finances and daily struggles. “The story shows the free will that God gives individuals and how to have victory and not live defeated.” This message of victory is one that has been told before, just in a different way. Mixed in with the drama is uplifting and encouraging music that helps bring the truth to the surface. Fairview Baptist will present “Overcoming the Darkness” at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. The community is welcome to attend, but the drama is intended for those 10 years and older. Fairview Baptist is at 7424 Fairview Road (off Emory Road) in Corryton. Info: 687-5648 or

The Scripture text quoted above is Peter’s speech on the Day of Pentecost. He quotes the Old Testament prophet Joel with words that are both hopeful and fearsome. The moon’s turning to blood came to my mind because by the time you read this, you may have seen such a phenomenon. A total lunar eclipse will have occurred in the wee hours of April 14, and Mars will be closer to the Earth than it has been since 2008. There is no danger in such an occurrence; these things have been happening for eons, but they are definitely not an everyday event. It is true that in a lunar eclipse, the moon does turn red. The resulting so-called “blood moon” is a function of a double refraction of the sunlight, during the time the moon is in the Earth’s shadow. The sun’s light is refracted when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere and again when it leaves the Earth’s atmosphere on its way to the moon. (This double refraction is the same reason the sky looks blue during the day.) We consider these events almost as entertainment today – wonders to behold because of their rarity. However, in a less scientific day, such phenomena were signs and portents, considered to have meaning for humankind: warnings and

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Shannondale heARTS animals The Student Council at Shannondale Elementary organized an art show in the gym to help the YoungWilliams Animal Center. Students created works of art focusing on animals, and their family and friends came to see. The week prior to the show, students brought in change, and donations were tallied per grade level. All money collected was donated to the animal center. Shannondale students raised $660.80. ■

North Knox FFA places at state

Five North Knox FFA Chapter members traveled to the 86th Tennessee State FFA Convention in March. Attending were Taylor Campbell, Autumn Howard, Ryan Cox, Jonah McMahan and James Dunn. The chapter has received honors including state superior, state gold and a two star National Chapter Award, achieving a top 10 percent ranking in Tennessee. The membership achieved State Platinum recognition for efforts in the Passing Literacy OnWard (PLOW) reading literacy program. Further honors were directed to a pair of Gibbs High School students. James Dunn and Jonah McMahan met all requirements for the state FFA Degree. Taylor Campbell and James Dunn from Gibbs High School and Autumn Howard and Ryan Cox from Halls High School par-

Shannondale Elementary School student Ella Kimbro drops change into the donation bucket for her grade. ticipated in the state Farm Business Management Career Development event. The blended group placed second in East Tennessee. The North Knox FFA Chapter participated in the East Tennessee Regional Floriculture CDE on the Union County High School campus. Summative team scores placed the students first in the East Tennessee region. Team members included Ryan Cox, James Dunn, Jessica Costner and Taylor Campbell. Ryan Cox had the highest individual score in the

region, Jessica Costner the third highest, and James Dunn had the fourth highest. The CDE team will now set its sights on the State Floriculture CDE held April 26 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. ■

Risdahl named Knox County teacher of year

Kristin Risdahl came to K nox v ille from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She attended the University of Tennessee to study interior design. Risdahl That didn’t last long. Just a few weeks into classes, she knew that wasn’t what she was called to do in life. “I decided to take an Elementary 101 class where I spent a few hours a week at an elementary school. I was immediately hooked,” she said. She knew that she had found her calling. She did her internship at Brickey-McCloud Elementary School and was thrilled when she was hired as a 4thgrade teacher the following year. Risdahl loves how her students are developing a sense of humor and are able to pick up things quickly. Risdahl enjoys teaching social studies and is a Social Studies Professional Development Specialist for Knox County. One of her tasks is to train teachers. She is also working on the socialstudies curriculum for 4thgrade students that will be implemented in the fall. She was selected as one of three top teachers at the school this year and was named Knox County’s Teacher of the Year. “It is truly an honor to be named Brickey-McCloud’s

Student Council members helped organize the Shannondale art show: (front) Collin Combs, Leigha Gregory, Thomas Hooper; (back) Rock Russell, Ryan Bolton, Emma Shoup and Alli Miller. Photos by Ruth White

North Knox FFA students attending state competition include: Taylor Campbell, James Dunn, Jonah McMahan, Ryan Cox and Autumn Howard. Photos submitted teacher of the year and also ■ Cheer signups for the county,” she said. scheduled “All of the teachers here Cheerleading signups for work hard and are deserving of the honor. I’m still Halls Community Park will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, just me.”

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Gibbs High School softball seniors will be participating in their last regular-season home game 6 p.m. Mond ay, April 21, against Oak Anna Mershon Ridge. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the team.

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Brickey-McCloud 3rdgraders participated in the annual Idiom Parade earlier this month. Students learned that idioms are figurative sayings that mean â– Scholarship to something entirely different honor Tarver than the actual words. Each student dressed up The Halls Stadium Club as the literal interpretation has begun a scholarship fund in memory of 1979 of a common idiom. One Halls High student carried a stuffed cat g r a d u - trapped in a bag for “don’t ate Buddy let the cat out of the bag.â€? Tarver, who Costumes were made to reppassed away resent “it’s raining cats and last summer dogs,â€? “at the drop of a hat,â€? from Lou “I’m on pins and needles,â€? G e h r i g ’ s “couch potatoâ€? and more. disease. He played foot- â–  Gala supports Tarver Gresham Middle ball for the Red Devils More than 200 people Corisa Gross created a costume and went attended a 1920s-themed for her interpretation of the on to play gathering at The Foundry to saying “at the drop of a hat.â€? at UT Mar- benefit the Gresham Middle tin. After School Foundation. Partici$13,695 to help provide opcollege he pants enjoyed great music by portunities for students and worked at Dr. Bill Snyder and Elizabeth staff members that might not Phil Nichols Peterson, a live and silent otherwise be possible. State Farm auction, food and dancing. Plans are already in the Tarver, 1979 agency in The night’s events raised works for next year’s event. Halls. The scholarship will be presented to a senior member of the Halls High football team in memory of We come to your home Service Tarver on awards day, MonDon’t wait weeks for a repair. on the day, April 28. An account spot Make an appointment today! has been set up at Pinnacle Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, Kohler CertiďŹ ed. Bank in Fountain City, and

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A walk with Laura Still By Betty Bean “Walk the streets of a city torn in two by divided loyalties and then get an overview of the fighting from the observation deck of the Sunsphere. Spies, bridge burners, miracle shots, betrayal and battle.” Laura Still tells stories. She’s written plays and poetry and in the fall will publish “A Haunted History of Knoxville,” a book of ghost stories based on the guided walking tours of downtown she’s been conducting for the past couple of years. There’s the Civil War Tour (described above), a Ghost Tour, a Gunslingers’ Tour, a Musical History Tour, a Literary Heritage Tour and an Early Years Tour. She got the idea for Knoxville Walking Tours when she was working at the Visitors Center and tourists kept asking if she knew someone who could walk around with them and explain Knoxville history. When she told her boyfriend and business partner, Brent Minchey, about it, he thought she should give it a try. “He nagged me, and my friend Andie Ray nagged me, and the first tour started in June 2012,” she said. She has consulted with writer/ historian Jack Neely, who

Laura Still conducts a Ghost Tour. Photo submitted has given her access to all of his writings and research and has been a great source of encouragement. Still, whose poetry collection “Guardians” was published in 2009, would have gotten around to launching the walking-tour business sooner, but she got a scholarship to study poetry at a Marilyn Kallett seminar in Auvillar, France, that was too good to pass up. “She teaches there every

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North Hills plant sale April 26 A limited number of trillium will be available at the North Hills plant sale for wildflower gardeners. Photo submitted

This year’s sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, rain or shine. Follow the signs to Kennington Lane (off Kenilworth, between North Hills and North Park boulevards). There will be lots of signs. This sale is exceptional because North Hills residents North Hills Garden Club and garden club members members dig their gardens, and every April they share the bounty (for a very nominal cost) at their annual plant sale.

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There will also be some annuals from local nurseries, such as impatiens, geBetty raniums, and perhaps herbs Bean and vegetables as well. The food is a high point at donate perennials and wild- the sale, offering an assortflowers from their gardens. ment of home-baked sweets These high-quality plants are as well as sandwiches, hot reasonably priced and accli- dogs and cold drinks. mated to our climate.

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Stories in the garden By Betty By Bet ettty ty Bean Bea an Looking for a fun, educational, no-cost spring and summer activity for preschoolers in a beautiful setting close to home? Check out Stories in the Garden at Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum at 1 p.m. every Wednesday until Halloween, sponsored by the University of Tennessee’s ECO Garden project. ECO stands for “Every Child Outdoors,” says Wendy Prothro Howard, ECO Garden program coordinator. The project is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health through a “Project Diabetes” grant and administered by Howard’s employer, the University of Tennessee’s Human Dimensions Research Lab at the Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Department. “Stories in the Garden is free, and so is everything else we do here, except summer camp,” Howard said. “It’s here on the grounds in an area called the outdoor classroom.

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Th Ther ere’ e’s a bu e’ butterfly There’s butterfly garden nearby, along with a council ring built by Boy Scouts a couple of years ago and a stage under the trees.” The story hour, now in its second year, was created by UT senior Anna Robinson, who was doing an internship at the botanical garden. She and Howard worked together and designed a format that includes reading a gardening-related story, a craft, an outdoor activity and a snack. Area businesses have helped. Last year, Earth Fare came on a day the kids were reading about earthworms and brought cups of cookie-crumb “dirt” filled with granola and gummi worms – very popular, Howard said. “With Project Diabetes, we are trying to get kids learning where food comes from so they can begin to make good choices of healthy snacks as opposed to candy bars.” Howard said. “They really get excited.” Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum is at 2743 Wimpole Ave. in East Knoxville.

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Family Justice Center named for Randy Nichols District Attorney General Randy Nichols (speaking) pretended to be surprised last week when the maintenance crew pulled a big canvas cover hanging over the front of the Family Justice Center on Harriet Tubman Street to reveal that the building will henceforth be known as the Randall E. Nichols Family Justice Center. Nichols is retiring this year. Mayor Tim Burchett (in back) presided. The Family Justice Center serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and provides the services of prosecutors, investigators, clergy and social service professionals. Photo by Betty Bean

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McCollough marks 25 years By Libby Morgan Back in 1989, M. T. Booker decided to retire from his post as State Farm Insurance agent in Maynardville. Enter David McCollough, who had been working with Phil Nichols in Halls for a couple of years. “I looked back at some photos from then. I had a lot more hair and I weighed a lot less,” jokes McCollough. He and his staff are celebrating his 25th year of providing auto, home, life and health insurance in Maynardville. The office is on Monroe Street across from the courthouse. “My first claim was probably my oddest. A car hit a horse up in Tater Valley. There were injuries involved and, sadly, the horse died. “And in 1994, a hailstorm caused a huge number of claims. I was out in it, and I experienced firsthand what

ORNL Federal Credit Union boosts sales at E.B.’s Eats E.B.’s Eats and Treats was hopping last week and owner Edwin Hunter (center) had to call in some extra help, including his granddaughter Madison Maples, pictured making sandwiches with her grandfather and Rich Cooper. ORNL Federal Credit Union hosted a cash mob at the restaurant and the crowd didn’t disappoint. E.B.’s offers fresh sandwiches, barbecue, burgers, wraps, side dishes and homemade desserts. It is located at 4620 Mill Branch Lane and is open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Photo by Ruth White

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New home for Big Oak Shoes Danny and Carol Maples purchased Big Oak Shoes at the end of last year and moved to Halls Plaza near Food City. They carry the same great selection as before and have added new name brands and accessories to the inventory. Stop by and check out the Chacos, Merrells, New Balance, Clarks and more. Big Oak is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. They are located at 7120A Maynardville Pike. Info: 922-8387. Photo by Ruth White



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Dawn Distler, a 27-year veteran in the field of public transportation, has been chosen by Mayor Madeline Rogero as the city’s director of transit. Dawn Distler This is a new position created after the city did not renew its contract with the management company that employed previous KAT general manager Cindy McGinnis. Distler has been general manager of operations and maintenance for Davidson Transit Organization in Nashville since 2010. Prior to that, she served as director of operations, managing a $7 million budget, 270 vehicles and, in fiscal year 2013, a total of 10.45 million rides. Distler started her transit career as a bus operator for 10 years with Metro Regional Transit Authority in Akron, Ohio, and rose to operations manager for ADA/paratransit services and assistant director of customer services. Her work in Nashville included efficient management of express bus routes, fixed routes, commuter rail and paratransit services that resulted in a 14 percent increase in passenger trips. Distler will assume the new post on June 1.

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Charlie Daniel brings laughs By Bonny C. Millard Powell resident and long-time editorial cartoonist Charlie Daniel never had any formal art training, but he’s been drawing since he was old enough to pick up a pencil. His editorial cartoons have been making people in the East Tennessee region laugh for more than 45 years, and a favorite is “Rosy’s Diner.” Daniel spoke to the Rotary Club of Knoxville recently, making his second appearance at the Valued Associates Appreciation Day, and kept the crowd laughing with his stories and his “Optimist” speech of 20 questions. Daniel explained that back in the 1970s, his boss at another newspaper was president of the Optimist Club and

Playground building Parents and staff join to improve the grounds at UT’s Early Learning Center on White Avenue. The slide had been built into a dirt bank to avoid kids climbing a ladder, but then erosion became a problem. So a 10-hour Saturday workday saw old tires installed, and when pre-schoolers returned on Monday the slide was ignored for a new game of “jumping down the tires.” The project was coordinated by leaders Kathy Kidd and Katie Denton-Walls.

wanted him to talk to the organization. Despite a fear of public speaking, he ended up doing the presentation and called it his “Optimist” speech. Daniel told the group that his fear of public speaking developed in childhood when a teacher asked him, “What did God put in the ocean?” He said octopus, and she laughed at his pronunciation of the word and made him repeat it a couple of times. When his family heard the story, they laughed and made him repeat his answer. Soon total strangers in his hometown were asking him “What did God put in the ocean?” In college, he had to give a speech so he thought about that question, which would result in more laugh-

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■ Baldrige for Beginners: Criteria for Performance Excellence, Tuesday, April 15, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost of Admission: $295; $245 for members, Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Suite 201. ■ TNCPE Application Writing Workshop, Wednesday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost of Admission: $295; $245 for members, Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Suite 201. ■ Exclusive Premier Partner Event featuring coach Butch Jones, Thursday, April 17, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike. For Premier Partner members only. ■ Premier Partner Networking Reception, Tuesday, April 22, 5-7 p.m. , Club LeConte, 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2700. For Premier Partner members only. ■ Groundbreaking: Mountain Commerce Bank, Tuesday, April 22, 11 a.m., 6115 Kingston Pike.

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The I Am gospel ensemble performs a selection of favorite gospel hymns at a concert Tuesday, April 15, at Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus. Beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the Community Room, the ensemble presents its Easter Celebration Concert. Light refreshments are available after the concert ends, about 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and the community is invited. “The gospel ensemble has been a wonderful addition to our campus. It’s one more way in which the diversity of our campus is celebrated. This event is a highlight of our spring semester,” said Rosalyn Tillman, dean of the Magnolia Avenue Campus. The ensemble is composed of Pellissippi State students and is led by Candice Dendy, associate professor of transitional studies. The group sings primarily a

cappella songs, along with a few selections with instrumental accompaniments. “We are presenting traditional hymns of Easter, as well as songs of worship and praise. We definitely want audience participation,” Dendy said. The I Am gospel ensemble was formed in 2009. The group has performed seasonal concerts, at events such as the naming ceremony of the Joe Armstrong Building at the Magnolia Avenue Campus, and at various celebrations and open houses. “The name of the group was chosen by students as a representation of our goal: to sing about our faith,” Dendy said.

Even as mortgage lending continued its slow pace, the local real estate markets fared quite well in March. For the month endSherry Witt ing March 31, there were 812 property transfers recorded in Knox County, compared to just 551 during February. The totals also topped last March’s figure by more than 100. The first quarter of 2014 produced almost identical data to 2013 in terms of total property sales. The aggregate value of land sold in March was just under $148 million, besting February’s total by nearly $60 million, and also outpacing the March 2013 figure of $137 million. For the first quarter of 2014 approximately $432.7 million worth of property has sold in Knox County, some $50 million ahead of the 2013 pace. Despite encouraging numbers on the real estate

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side, mortgage lending markets continued to perform somewhat sluggishly. For the month, around $212 million was loaned against real estate in Knox County. While that was some $50 million more than the February total, it was well behind last March’s figure of $287 million, leading to speculation that refinancing may have reached a saturation point. So far in 2014, about $636 million has been loaned in mortgage transactions in Knox County, compared to $1.03 billion during the first quarter of 2013. The largest real estate sale of the month was for a property on Clinch Avenue in the Fort Sanders community. The parcel sold to Pinecrest 1505 Clinch LLC for $3.4 million. The most notable mortgage recording was a loan for $23,085,000 financing several Captain D’s properties in the area. With the beauty of an East Tennessee spring upon us, I would like to wish everyone a very happy, safe and joyous Easter.

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Young musicians ‘bloom’ Students from the Community School of the Arts gathered at “The Village” in the Old City recently to Carol add their own kind of music to Knoxville’s Rhythm N’ Zinavage Blooms Festival. Founded in 1992, CSA provides quality instruction in all the arts to children ages 6 to 18. Based at been named “one of the top First Presbyterian Church arts- and humanities-based downtown, the school has programs in the country”

by the National Endowment for the Arts and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. More than 150 young people study classical and jazz piano, cello, violin, guitar, mandolin and trumpet there, as well as visual arts, drama and culinary arts. Info: Send story suggestions to

As her parents, Clay and Fred, look on, Jada Kyle plays the piano. The 13-year-old attends Holston Middle School. Of her daughter’s six years studying the piano, Clay says, “We really enjoy it, and we’re really proud of her!”

Members of the Nichols family of Fountain City are longtime CSA attendees. Son Michael, 11, studies piano; daughter Abrile, 6, is a violin student; son Ben, 10, takes lessons in piano and cello. Their parents are Kay (shown) and Michael. Photos by Carol Zinavage

Lowell Blanchard Tennessee’s 33 counties and into Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. He hosted WNOX’s “The Musical Clock,” the early-morning radio show, was a widely known announcer for horse shows and did the “color” for UT sports. Live country music experienced hard times when the rock ’n’ roll craze hit in the early 1950s and again when television came to Knoxville in 1953. The FCC denied WNOX a license since Scripps-Howard already

Sarah Emory, 16, has studied guitar for three years. She’s also been a piano student at the school. The Fulton student is an enthusiastic fan of such artists as the Beatles, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Here she performs Mitchell’s “Circle Game.”

From page A-5 unsuccessfully for mayor in 1963 and for the state legislature in 1964. His health problems began with what he thought was the flu while attending the L.A. Classic with the UT Vols in 1966. He soon recovered and returned to his heavy schedule, including a year as general manager of the Knoxville Smokies baseball team and then as the team’s radio announcer. It was a surprise when he was admitted to Fort Sanders Hospital in January

had a radio and newspaper presence. Then the station made what probably was an ill-advised move to a remodeled Whittle Springs Hotel in the suburbs in 1955. The Merry-Go-Round and the “Barn Dance” ended in 1961, but Blanchard remained at the station in sales and on special assignment. He always supported local causes and chaired the Easter Seal Society and the March of Dimes. He was a City Council member (194445 and 1948-53) and ran

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1968 with a heart attack. After some weeks he was moved from intensive care and prepared to go home. He had planned to do the color highlights for the basketball game with Auburn the following Saturday. However, he died just after midnight on Monday, Feb. 19, 1968, at the age of 57. Blanchard attended First Christian Church and taught the Everyman’s Sunday school class for many years. He was a member of the Charles M. McKin-

ney Lodge F&AM and of Holston Hills Country Club. After services at Rose Chapel performed by his minister, the Rev. Harry M. Davis, Blanchard was interred in Greenwood Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Sally Irene Marshall, and his four children, Arthur Marshall “Smiley” Blanchard of Knoxville, R. Lowell “Happy” Blanchard Jr. of Manchester, N.H., Becky Lamar Martin of Kingsport and Sally Blanchard, a sophomore at

UT and a varsity swimmer, as well as his mother, five grandchildren, two sisters and a brother. An honorary “MerryGo-Round” was held in his memory at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium several weeks after his death. Many country-music stars were there to honor him, including Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Grandpa Jones, Don Gibson and Skeeter Davis. Blanchard was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in 1977.

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What’s The Big Deal About Easter? Many of us have asked this question before. We may not have asked it out loud but we have probably thought it. You may witness the attention that comes with Easter each year but find it just doesn’t connect with you. You know the reason why people celebrate Easter, because they believe that Jesus rose from the dead, but you’re left wondering; How can anyone know for sure that Jesus rose from the dead? If that is true what real difference

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Full-scale heart treatment for Knoxville man Feeling tired and out of breath, Joe Mackin of Knoxville, 69, mentioned those symptoms to his endocrinologist during a routine visit in July for his Type 2 diabetes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking back on it, you see things much clearer. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got Type 2 diabetes, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to pay attention because it can lead to heart problems,â&#x20AC;? Mackin said. The doctor talked him into having a stress test on his heart, which measures blood ďŹ&#x201A;ow to the heart muscle at rest and during exercise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ďŹ&#x201A;unked it,â&#x20AC;? said Mackin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then they did an angiogram in cardiologist Dr. (George M.) Krisleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce, to look inside my veins. I ďŹ&#x201A;unked that, too. I was 100 percent clogged on my main artery, and the other two were 75 to 80 percent blocked.â&#x20AC;? After that, the best course of action was coronary bypass surgery, also called Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). During this surgery, a healthy piece of vein is taken from the leg or other area of the body and is grafted onto the blocked coronary artery to â&#x20AC;&#x153;bypassâ&#x20AC;? the blockage. CABG requires cutting through the chest wall. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major surgery and requires weeks of recovery time. Knowing that, Mackin struck a bargain with his doctors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well I had already planned to go to my sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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wedding in Chicago,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told them, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Look, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made it this far. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to go to Mackinac Island for the wedding.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I was pretty careful. I got a packet of nitroglyc-

erin for the trip,â&#x20AC;? he said. Nitroglycerin dilates blood vessels and is used in emergencies to improve blood ďŹ&#x201A;ow to the heart. Off he went, enjoying the wedding in Michigan. When

he got back, Mackin headed straight for Fort Sanders and heart surgery on July 25, 2013 with his cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Lacy Harville. The surgery went smoothly, even though

Mackin had a slight setback after surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a nurse named Michelle on my ďŹ&#x201A;oor, and she picked up before anybody else that I had water in my lungs because of

her acute ears and stethoscope,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was able to correct it, she was outstanding. It might have turned into early stage pneumonia, but they treated it very quickly.â&#x20AC;? Mackin was in the hospital ďŹ ve days. After returning home, he started heart rehabilitation sessions at Fort Sanders, which he continues today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great program because they really know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing a very responsible threepronged attack of exercise, better diet and lower stress,â&#x20AC;? said Mackin. Plus, he said he is taking care of his diabetes more closely. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before, I knew a lot of information but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay attention to it. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch my diabetes closely enough,â&#x20AC;? he said. Mackin said he would recommend Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to anyone who needs cardiac care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a top-notch experience, triple A,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the doctor all the way down to the people who took care of the room and cleaned it up, everybody was tremendous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They really seem to have a commitment to total care, starting with surgery and continuing with the postsurgery care. A lot of times you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting into until you get there,â&#x20AC;? said Mackin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just feel very fortunate I got the right people.â&#x20AC;?

Fort Sanders Cardiac Surgery earns 3-Star Award For the second time in a row, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center earned a 3-Star Award from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. For the most recent analysis of national data from January 2012 through December 2012, Fort Sandersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; performance was again in the highest quality tier. This

national designation means that Fort Sanders is among the top 10 percent of cardiac surgery centers in the United States, based on a complex set of measurements considering severity of illness, complications from surgery, hospital stay and overall outcomes afterward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Washington, they consider this the gold standard for looking at how well cardiac surgery programs do,â&#x20AC;? said cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Lacy Harville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great that we got this, but it really speaks to the dedication of the

whole heart team.â&#x20AC;? Harville explained that it takes dozens of staff members, from surgeons and nurses to technicians and staff, to care for each patient. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just all of us, taking care of patients,â&#x20AC;? Harville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have put a lot of processes in place to get better and better at what we do, and minimize the likelihood of problems occurring.â&#x20AC;? The award focused on coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, commonly called â&#x20AC;&#x153;cabbage.â&#x20AC;? It is a surgical procedure in which arteries or veins from other parts

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have put a lot of processes in place to get better and better at what we do.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Lacy Harville of the body are grafted onto heart arteries to bypass blockages. It is a very detailed surgery, and many things can go wrong, said Harville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you do enough high risk surgery, which heart surgery is, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not always going to have a

great outcome,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So you want someone with a great batting average, and Fort Sanders is really good at all positions.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to look at more than just numbers, but patients are in very good hands at Fort Sanders.â&#x20AC;?




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THROUGH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 Deadline for early team registration for the KARM Dragon Boat Festival. Early registration includes a discounted fee and other options. The KARM Dragon Boat Festival is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Info/to register: or 633-7625.

THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 8 Registration open for AMSE Science Explorer Camp for rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders. Two sessions: June 9-13, June 16-20. Info/to register: http://amse. org/visitors/summer-camps/.

MONDAY, APRIL 14 Family Movie Night: “Frozen,” 5:30 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Info: 525-5431.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15 Advanced Sushi cooking class, 6-9 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $75. Info/reservations: 922-9916 or UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. Parent workshop: “College Planning and Admissions,” 7-8:30 p.m., Lane Music in Franklin Square, 9648 Kingston Pike. Hosted by Collegiate Blueprint and Testing Solutions. Info: Jesse Hedrick, jesse@; Laurie Brandow, Lbrandow@

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Holy Thursday: Foot washing and remembering the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m., Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission. Info: 992-7222 or 745-1593 Union County Senior Citizens Easter Luncheon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Union County Senior Citizens

Center, Main Street. Band, door prizes and covered dish lunch at noon. All senior citizens welcome. Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m., Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 690-1060; Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar, 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Info: 523-5687. Parent to Parent Support meeting for parents of children with mental health diagnoses, 6-8 p.m., KTOWN Youth Empowerment Network, 901 E. Summit Hill Drive. Info: Alicia, 474-6692 or abanks@tnvoices. org. Living Well with Diabetes, 2:30 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18 Good Friday Celebration sponsored by Club Shabach, 8 p.m., World For Christ Church Inc., 4611 Central Ave Pike. Info: 249-7214, Good Friday Service, noon, Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 6901060; Good Friday Service, 7:30 a.m., Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Road. Info: 688-2163. Good Friday Worship Service, 6:30 p.m., Salem Baptist Church, 8201 Hill Road. The public is invited. Info: 922-3490 or Good Friday Litergy, noon, St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway. Stations of the Cross, 1 and 3 p.m.; Good Friday Liturgy, featuring the chant ensemble Orison, 7 p.m. Info: 523-5687. Living Way of the Cross, 5 p.m. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission on the new land across from the High School; Service in English, 7 p.m., at the Church. Info: 992-7222 or 745-1593.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 18-19 “His Life for Mine,” 7 p.m., Cedar Ford Baptist Church, 3201 Hwy. 61 East, Luttrell. Everyone is invited. Info: 992-0267 or

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 18-20 “This is Your Life: The Life of Christ through the Eyes of Paul” Easter drive-thru drama, 7-9 p.m., Holston Baptist Church, 1012 Andrew Johnson Highway. Info:

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 Baptism of new members, 8 p.m., Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission. Info: 992-7222 or 745-1593. Big Ridge State Park Easter Egg Hunt. Times: 10 a.m., 2-year-olds and younger; 10:30, 3- to 4-year

olds; 1 p.m., 5- to 7-year-olds; 1:30 p.m., 8- to 10-year olds. Info: 992-5523. Sharps Chapel Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and under, Sharps Chapel Community Park. Bring a basket. Meet in front of Sharps Chapel Senior/Community Center, 11:15 a.m.; hunt begins 11:30. Sponsored by Sharps Chapel Family and Community Education (FCE) Club. Luttrell City Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.-noon, Luttrell City Park. Info: Luttrell City Hall, 992-0870. Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 6 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Happy Travelers trip to Ciderville Music Barn in Claxton; depart 6:30 p.m., North Acres Baptist Church, 5803 Millertown Pike. Free. A love offering will be taken for the bus driver. Info/to sign up: Derrell Frye, 938-8884. Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Fellowship Christian Church on Tazewell Pike in Luttrell. Everyone welcome.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 19-20 “Promise Keeper/Heaven’s Gate and Hell’s Flames” Easter play presented by Grace Full Gospel Baptist Church, 6 p.m., Union County High School. Info: Ron Buckner, 679-3788; Debbie Buckner, 659-3789;

SUNDAY, APRIL 20 Easter Sunday: Mass in English, 9 a.m., Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission. Mass in Spanish, 11 a.m. Info: 992-7222 or 745-1593. Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway. Easter Sunday Worship Service, 9 and 11 a.m. Info: 690-1060; Easter Services, 8:55 and 11 a.m., Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Road. Info: 688-2163. Easter Sunday Worship Service, 10:15 a.m., Salem Baptist Church, 8201 Hill Road. The public is invited. Info: 922-3490 or Easter Vigil, 6:45 a.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway. Festival Eucharist, 10:30 a.m., followed by Easter Egg hunt. Info: 523-5687. Celebrate Easter With Living Pictures, 3 and 6 p.m., Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchant Drive. Free ticketed event with general seating. Features Celebration Choir, orchestra, drama and pageantry cast. Info: The Church at Sterchi Hills, 904 Dry Gap Pike, will welcome a new pastor and celebrate Easter, 10:30 a.m. Easter services, 10 a.m., Heritage Baptist Church, meeting at the Clarion Inn behind Red Lobster on Merchants Road. Afternoon services, 4:30 p.m. with guest speaker Geoff Blitzer. Heritage Baptist Church is an independent Baptist church. Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Fellowship Christian Church, Tazewell Pike in Luttrell. Worship Service at 11 a.m. Everyone Welcome.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION 3/2, 2 car garage, LOST MIXED BREED 1 acre. $218,000. DOG. Brown/white, 865-429-1309. 30-35 lbs., Collar, Neutered, Microchipped. Last seen: South Roane Cty, Residence Lots 44 near Paint Rock close to Kingston, CORNER LOT in Loudon, Sweetwater. Mont Richer S/D off 865-717-3884; 250-4368 Tazewell Pk. 132' x 151.44'. $45,000. Chris Williams, Coldwell Special Notices 15 Banker W+W agent. 599-7386 THE NORTHEAST KNOX UTILITY 49 DISTRICT Board of Cemetery Lots Commissioners will hold the regular 2 sites outer containers, Lynnhurst Cemetery, monthly meeting on open/closing fees all Monday, April 21, incl. 865-925-2318 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in their office located at 7214 Washington Pike, Corryton, TN. Real Estate Wanted 50 If special accommodations are WE BUY HOUSES needed, pls call 865- Any Reason, Any Condition 687-5345. 865-548-8267 WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A Real Estate Service 53



Prevent Foreclosure Free Help 865-365-8888

between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped Office Space - Rent 65 or did you receive shocks from the lead? Pike Office You may be entitled Tazewell Park, 3214 Tazewell to compensation. Pike. 2 mins from IContact Attorney 640. Singles & Charles Johnson suites. Reasonable! 1-800-535-5727 Call 963-5933



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PEPPER, ROGER 395277MASTER Ad Size 2 x 4 NAA <ec>

brother at night. Salary negotiable. 258-9440.

MAID BRIGADE Home Cleaning Needs help Day shift M-F, Serious inquiries only. Call 688-0224 Mon or Tues.

Apts - Furnished 72 Healthcare WALBROOK STUDIOS 25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.



2BR/1.5BA IN Halls. Townhouse duplex includes w/d, fridge, stove, dishwasher, cent H/A & yard maintenance. No smoking, no pets. $600/mo & $300 sec. dep. 209-6189


Full-Time Lawnmower MECHANIC (certified or non-certified) Apply in Person

Questions call 865-922-9811 ACTION ADS 922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378) ^



MCMAHAN, JASON HALLS 394062MASTER Ad Size 3 x 5 N <ec>


WALK TO GOLF COURSE! 4BR, almost 2200 SF w/newer roof, windows & gutters. 32' deck, sunroom, enclosed patio, bonus rm w/wet bar & fireplace. Almost 1 acre. Private and wooded. $169,900 HALLS

JUST LISTED! All brick, 3BR/2BA ranch on level fenced lot close to Halls schools. Vacant and ready to move into. New carpet & paint. Great location on cul-de-sac. $109,900

257-1332 • 922-4400

Household Furn. 204


90 Day Warranty 865-851-9053

Ed Spring Fling Good Body Parts. Rummage Sale April Call 865-724-3530 26, 9am-Noon. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. Edfinancial Services Vans 256 @ Windsor Square 120 N. Seven Oaks Dr. Rummage sale/crafts CHEVY Venture 2001 LS, dual AC, Onstar, /direct sales items. loaded, 3 row seats, 865-324-5128 for more info. Video, rear AC, 158K mi, pretty maroon exc cond., Boats Motors 232 color, $4400. Call or text 703-501-0175 2007 24' Tritoon, 350 ***Web ID# 392646*** HP I/O Mercruiser, 62 hrs, located in DODGE Caliper 2008 Ten Mile. $20,000 SXT, 87k mi. Exc. firm. 865-717-4799 cond. $8000. Call or Text 703-501-0175 2013 Bass Tracker ***Web ID# 392633*** boat & trailer, 60 HP 4-stroke Mercury, Dodge Caravan Handi20 hrs, trolling motor, cap Van 2005, 49k fish finder, gar. mi, trans. seat, kept. Exc cond. $17,500. 865-544-0070 $13,000. Karns area, 217-750-2564 FORD 2004 Freestar ***Web ID# 392567*** SES, white, exc cond., loaded, Ult. soccer mom's car, 3 row seats, remov. Heat or AC in rear. 178k BAYLINER, 175BR, mi, $4400 firm. Call 2010, 17.5 ft., bow or text 703-501-0175 rider, runabout, 135 ***Web ID# 392642*** hp i/o, very cln. w/ low hrs., trailer, HONDA ODYSSEY $12,500, 865-250-4306 2004, loaded, great cond., clean. $6200. Houseboat. Somerset Call 865-363-9018. 1985, 62x14', V8 MAZDA MPV, Mercury eng. new 2006, gas 335 HP. 2002, $1500, 865-577-2458 Trade for townhouse Leave Message. or condo or sell $79,000. 865-224-4546 Nissan Quest SE 2004 ult. perf. soccer mom van, TAHOE 2004 Q4 S/F, 160k mi, every opt. Pwr 20' 190 HP Mercruiser, slid drs. Nav., 3 DVD, I/O, exc. cond. dual AC, $8,000. Call $10,500 neg. Call for or text 703-501-0175 more info. 423-562-1338. ***Web ID# 392637*** X18 LAKESPORT 2005 40 HP Yamaha Trucks 257 motor w/trl. mtr., $4500. 865-771-2702. ***Web ID# 390051*** FORD RANGER 1994 PU, 5 spd., air, $3195. Call 865-684-3468.


Toyota Corolla 2006, 108K mi, AT, 4 dr, champagne, good cond. $6,500. 865-363-3741 ***Web ID# 391121*** VOLVO 1991 240, AT, AC, pwr wind., great cond. Dep. & safe. $3600. 865-661-7369


2014 MODEL SALE CHECK US OUT AT or call 865-681-3030 Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8317SS 2010, 33', like new, loaded, $19,000, NADA 29,609. Call 865-599-2869.

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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

THE LAWN BOY Mowing, mulching, weed-eating, landscaping & press. wash. 640-1564 $25/up

Painting / Wallpaper 344 Powell's Painting & Remodeling - Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates. 865771-0609



264 Excavating/Grading 326



Buick Lucerne 2006, loaded, CXL, V8, black, 82K mi, $8500. 865-988-6427

^ FORD PROBE 1993, great 2nd car., 2.0 eng. super gas mi., ^ Bobcat/Backhoe. Small $2500. 865-922-8778. dump truck. Small jobs welcome & appreciated! Call Air Cond / Heating 301 688-4803 or 660-9645.



CARPENTRY, VINYL windows, drs, siding, flr jacking & leveling, painting, plumbing, elec, bsmnt waterproofhvac repair, inFlooring 330 ing, sulation, tree work. Cleanout basements/ CERAMIC TILE inattics. Sr. Citizen stallation. Floors/ Discount. 455-5042 walls/ repairs. 33 Licensed General yrs exp, exc work! Contractor John 938-3328 Restoration, remodeling, additions, kitchens, Guttering 333 bathrooms, decks, sunrooms, garages, etc. GUTTER CLEANING Residential & commercial, free estimates. & repairs. Gutter guards plus instal- 922-8804, Herman Love. lation of 5" gutterSPROLES DESIGN ing. Call 936-5907. CONSTRUCTION *Repairs/additions HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean *Garages/roofs/decks *Siding/paint/floors front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaran- 938-4848 or 363-4848 teed. Call 288-0556.



Roofing / Siding


ALL TYPES roofing, guaranteed to fix CARPENTRY, Antiques Classics 260 Alterations/Sewing 303 any leak. Special PLUMBING, coating for metal painting, siding. ALTERATIONS roofs, slate, chimFree est, 30+ yrs exp! CHEVY CORVETTE BY FAITH ney repair. Sr. CitiCall 607-2227. 1981, T-top, red w/blk Men women, children. zen Discount. Call leather int. 8403 mi. Custom-tailored 455-5042. & DE$16,500/bo. 865-689-8377 clothes for ladies of all HONEST PENDABLE! Small ***Web ID# 393170*** sizes plus kids! ROOF LEAK SPEjobs welcome. ExFaith Koker 938-1041 CIALIST. I repair p'd in carpentry, CHRYSLER Crossfire shingle, rubber, tile drywall, painting, 2006 conv. Black on & slate roofs. All Reasonblack, 6 stick! Heated Childcare 316 plumbing. types remodeling, able, refs avail. Call seats, all pwr. $13,900. chimney repair, Dick at 947-1445. 57K mi., 239-200-5191. AFFORDABLE, floor jacking, car***Web ID# 389621*** QUALITY pentry, plumbing. All work 100% guar. Lawn Care 339 CHILD CARE Day/night. 237-7788. Sport Utility 261 2-5 yr olds, small grp. Great location, beau- BOBBY'S LAWN SVC Mowing, weedeat- Stump Removal CADILLAC ESCALADE tiful ctr & play355 ing & flowerbeds. EXT 2005, 4 dr., 124K ground, exp'd careCCs OK! 363-7379 mi., black ext., drk. givers w/CPR, first TREE WORK gray int., good cond. aid & background COOPER'S BUDGET & Power Stump Asking $10,500. check on file. Open LAWNCARE Grinder. Free est, Call 865-342-5500. 7:30-6 M-F. Bkfst, Cheaper than the rest 50 yrs exp! lunch & snack incl'd. but still the best since All the references you 2006. Free est., mow804-1034 could want! Only Imports 262 ing, mulching, hedge minutes from Waltrimming, etc. Call mart in Halls. BMW 2002 325i Conv., Donnie at 384-5039 Tree Service 357 DeeAnna, 922-1516. nav., spec. rims & cooptires, exc cond, all ersbudgetlawncare opts. $7,200. Call or Cleaning 318 FIREFIGHTER text 703-501-0175 LAWN SVC Lic/Ins. ***Web ID# 392639*** AFFORDABLE, REFree est. Call BMW 2005 645i conv., LIABLE thorough Randy at 809-0938. nav., lthr, every opt., cleaning svc for a  happy & healthy beautiful car, 97K mi, $23,000. Call or text home. Schedule now FRED'S 703-501-0175 for a refreshing Spring! Refs avail. ***Web ID# 392648*** LAWN CARE Patricia 922-0343 Mowing, weed-eating BMW 745i 2002, every & blowing. opt. incl. back priv. SPRING CLEANING LOW RATES! Also Wkly, bi-wkly, minor shades, perf. car. mower repairs. $9000. Call or text monthly, one-time. Reasonable rates. 679-1161 703-501-0175 20 yrs exp. 292-1086 ***Web ID# 392652*** 


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

'12 Ford Edge Sport, loaded, nav, roof, 22" wheels! R1526 ...................................... $30,900 miles.................. '11 Chrysler 300 C, 1-owner, loaded, nav, xtra clean! R1491 ..................................... $24,900 ’06 Ford Escape 4x4, 15K miles.................................................................. '13 Ford Escape SE, 4x4 ecoboost, 1-owner, low miles! R1557....................................$23,500 $17,436 '12 Ford Focus SE, certified pre-owned, auto, 1-owner! R1523 ........................................$15,900 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.


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

Ray Varner

Travis Varner

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TITLE MAX in Halls Title pawn rescuers. Let us buy out your title pawn and save you money! Will beat any rate! Call 865-687-6933.

to mow your yard this summer? Call me for reasonable rates! Free est. 617-8403.

SHELBY GT 500 Coupe 2008, 6300 mi, exc. cond. $35,000. 865-232-2330 ***Web ID# 394942***

Comm Trucks Buses 259


fices. Call 661-3990 or 254-5922.

CHEVY CORVETTE '07, only 9K mi., Monterey Red, AT, next thing to new, $34,995- 865-376-5167

EVEREST BY KEYSTONE, 32' 5th Ford F700 Chip Truck wheel, new roof & AC, 1983, complete & in 2 slide outs, exc. cond. working order, Reduced $16,000/bo, 865-457-4955 for quick sale $2350 or make offer. 705-7077 FOREST RIVER Mini-Lite Travel Trailer, HINO FE2620 Flatbed 2010, 18' all fiber glass 2000, 37,000 mil. 24,000 lbs. fully equipped. great shape, $17,000 Absolutely like new. Call 423-569-8062 ^ $9,800. 865-567-8322

ELEC. E-Z-GO GOLF CART 2006, exc. cond. w/ windshield, top, club CAN-AM SPYDER ST cvr. $1750. 865-274-2071 2013, less than 50 mi, lots ADOPT! of motorcycle clothes, Why spend $3,000 more? Looking for an addiReduced to $18,250 tion to the family? Garage Sales 225 /reas. offer. $22,000 invested. Visit Young-Williams 865-233-2545; 250-5531 Animal Center, the 4-FAM GARAGE official shelter for SALE Fri/Sat, Apr HARLEY DAVIDSON Knoxville & 18 & 19, 8a-4p at 7206 Ultra Classic 2009, Knox County. W Chermont Circle black & a lot of Call 215-6599 chrome. 1100 mi., ESTATE SALE $17,500. 423-404-2862. or visit Fri/Sat Apr 18 & 19, 8a-5p at 4516 York HD 1200 Sportster eng. Rd. Andersonville trans. 2006 take out. Pk to York Rd - 8/10 Runs good. Have past Wolf Lair receipt. Other parts Farmer’s Market 150 mi. s/d, 8th house on rt. avail. $1550. 865-690-2690 Clothes, furn, appls, LIKE NEW Kubota HD 1980 Shovelhead, toys & more tractor w/box blade, 1340cc, red, eng. priced to sell! $11,500. Call Walter, rebuilt, $5,000 obo. 865-988-7364. HALLS GARAGE Tony 423-377-9970 Sale 2171 Council Fire Dr in Shadow Creek HD Road King FLHR Building Materials 188 s/d off Cunningham 2008, Recently serviced with 2 new tires and Rd. Sat 4/19, 8a-noon. brakes. Two-Tone Red. Cherry & Walnut Treadmill, boys Mike 865-254-8468 lumber, rough sawn clothes 5-6T, etc. 1" & thicker, seasoned, HONDA SHADOW MULTI-FAMILY approx 2500 board ft. VT700C 1985, adult GARAGE SALE Claxton area. Call 918owned, water cooled, Fri/Sat Apr 18 & 19, 633-9964 good tires, 11K mi., 8a-2p. HH items, $2500 obo. 865-988-8832, plus-size women's or 548-1176. clothes, men's Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 clothes, boys size 12 Kawasaki Classic 1600 & 12H, teenage girls 42" CUT John Deere, 2003, 9600 mi, mustang clothes, home décor $625. Ready for seat, windshield & lots more! (No mowing. Phone 865$3,975. 865-335-4766 antiques) 3504 922-6408 North FountainSUZUKI 1994 1400 Intruder, crest Dr 37918. INTERNATIONAL 20k mi, gar. kept, CUB CADET 102 YARD SALE Furn, beaut. extra chrome, tractor, $1250. 865- tools, HH items. Sat bags & more. $2500. 546-6438 865-521-4179 Apr 19, 8a-3p at 3627 Rothmoor Dr. off SUZUKI 2006, S-50, 5,300 Mynatt Rd. in Halls. Computers 196 mi. Exc. Cond., lots of extras, Not a scratch on it. $3,500; 865-363-4295 DELL PC fully encl. oak wood cab. $400 all. Will sell sep. Wanted To Buy 244 423-215-2211.

ROLAND AT70 Organ, Beautiful, electronics refurbished. Warranty. $2450. 865-258-3400

TOYOTA Camry XLE 1999, V6, lthr., Alloy whls, sunroof, spoiler, new brakes & rotors, garaged, well maint. records, Exc., 167K mi., $5500. 865-531-9005; Call 865-680-6272.



Music Instruments 198

new. $3500 firm. Call Walter 865-988-7364.

GMC SIERRA SLE 2012 19' Gulfstream crew cab 2008, 37K mi., Amerilite camper, Michelins, Immaculate! $22,900. 865-382-0365. like new, sleeps 4, $8,500. 865-455-9626 Honda Ridgeline 2013, 2012 KZ Travel Trailer, 6 mos old, 300 mi, 4x4, every factory opt. deep 28', priced to sell. cherry red, tan int., $37,500 firm. 865-429-8585 1003270.htm or call 865-456-7770 for info. ***Web ID# 388763***

SHELTIES, Sable & MEN & Women's 7 white, AKC Reg. Ch. speed bikes. New 2003 FOURWIND 5000 bldln. 16 mo.- 3 yrs. M $375 ea. Now $150 ea. Class C motor home, & F. $400-$800. Account Many extras. 2 bike 8,800 mi. $28,995. death ASSA member, carrier rack, new 865-539-4358 breeder & exhibitor $320, now $100. Len. offering Shelties for sale BLUE OX Tow Bar, Cty, 865-986-4988 to companion homes. new $1000; sell for Spay & neuter contracts $300. Lenoir only. 865-719-2040 Medical Supplies 219 City 865-986-4988 Weimaraner puppies, DUTCHMAN AKC reg. $500, 5M, Adj. Queen bed with 1998 C-CLASS mattress, frame, box 5F, vet ckd, health 31 ft., 29,000 mil. sprgs & controls, guar., tails docked, $18,000; 865-257-1554 $450 obo. 865-690-1150 dew claws removed, shots/wormed, 423231-3185 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ***Web ID# 392917*** China Crystal Flatware 221 PST 2003, 38 ft diesel, Pristine! Luxury pc Chinese blue & mod. 3 slides. Horses 143 178white rice pattern 35,200 mi. Great china $350, estate amenities, $65,000 items & more. 8652004 EXISS 3 horse (NADA $70,000+). 458-6088 Tellico slant load w/living 865-567-4774 / 397-3664 quarters & new awning, $9,999. 865Sporting Goods 223 607-3093

Free Pets

3.5 ACRES! Over 100x30 detached garage big enough for RV. Updated, all-brick rancher w/bsmnt apartment. 16x12 detached building behind home would make perfect office. $179,900

Jason McMahan

HOBART MEAT SLICER 12". $180 865-428-5870

Boston Terrier Pups, CKC, 3M - 1 neut., 2001 E. Magnolia Ave. 3BR/2BA IN HALLS, all pup vacs, P.O.P., lg yard on quiet cul$500. 865-216-5770 de-sac. $925/mo + LG Appliances, like $45 app fee. 607-7706 ***Web ID# 392503*** new. Dishwasher $450. Dbl Oven $1800. Gas Purebred NEAT 1BR house, no COLLIE, Cook Top, 5 burner, Lassie w/papers, 8 pets/no smoking. $750. Microwave $275. mo. Needs loving Credit/bkgrnd check Or best offers. 865home. $100. 865-919-4626 req'd. $475/mo + 690-1295 dep. Call 688-2933. Doberman Pups, 6 wks, WILL PICK UP free S&W, blacks & blues, NORTH, Ftn. City, unwanted appls, parents on couch, brick 3BR, 2BA, 2 car mowers & scrap $300. 865-428-6981 gar. Very Nice. $895. metal. John 925-3820 ***Web ID# 392357*** No pets, Credit ck., 865-680-1954. GERMAN SHEPHERD Collectibles 213 MALE PUP AKC Black & red Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 WANTED: OLD 78 865-856-6548 RPM RECORDS EXC INVESTMENT GER. SHEPHERD Pups, (Victrola hand crank PROP or personal phonograph type) sable, wht, shots, residence. Doublefrom 1920's-30's, espechamp. bldln, $189. wide trailer cially early country, 865-712-2366 w/covered porch & ***Web ID# 392597*** guitar blues, some deck), 1 ac. & lg jazz. 423-507-9004 garden area. HPUD MIN. SCHNAUZERS, Reg., 1 black male, water. Old May1 black fem., 8 wks Arts Crafts nardville Highway, 215 old, $400. 423-736-0277 Halls. $42,900. Appt: ***Web ID# 394761*** Dozens of ceramic 947-3799 molds for sale. Have been in storage. No Many different breeds reasonable offer Maltese, Yorkies, refused. 865-307-3625 Malti-Poos, Poodles, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Quilting Frame Tzu, $175/up. shots General 109 Shih Z44 professional Fabra& wormed. We do Fast edition hand layaways. Health guar. Picture quilting frame. Top Div. of Animal Welfare SNBLANKof the line. Extends State of TN THREE.eps as large as king sz, Dept. of Health. Size: 1 x 3 folds up even with Lic # COB0000000015. fabric installed, 423-566-3647 fully adjustable, incl: Start Right leader SHELTIE PUPPIES, cloth (gridded cloth), AKC, 2nd deworming, fully assembled. Will deliver Knox 1st shots, 1 F sable merle, 1 male dark Co. $400. 865-932-4344 sable & white, 2 F ***Web ID# 392588*** dark sable & white, parents on site. $350. 865-523-4715 Bicycles 218



Household Appliances 204a

BEH Halls High. 4606 Dogs 141 Ventura. 2 BR, C Air & H, W/D, gar., Australian Shepherd No dogs. Cr Ck. $600 Puppies, 8 wks. old, mo. 865-209-3203 1st S & W. $300. 865690-1623; 865-622-0233 Houses - Unfurnished 74 ***Web ID# 394154***

7525 Maynardville Hwy

Roger Pepper 865-216-6753

Misc. Items


Pillow top mattress 110 Bed, set. Never used. $165. Can deliver. PRIVATE DUTY CNA 404-587-0806 needed for UT Med Center Home Care, FOR SALE: GLASScontact Kelly Noel TOP TABLE SET: 2 865.544.6260 or kelly. end tables, coffee & sofa table. Green Lazyboy recliner, burgundy occasional Store Equipment 133b chair. 686-0408 or 5484260. 11 GLASS DOORS QUEEN SIZE WALK IN COOLER. MATTRESS SET Made by Warren, NEW IN PLASTIC, 23 1/2'x 7 1/2' inside Dimensions. 36" $199. 865-805-3058. service door, $6000 obo. 865-318-9399.


.49 ACRES! Acorn Drive/ Pecan Circle, Corryton – Very nice corner home lot in established well-maintained subdivision. Just off Tazewell Pike. Priced to sell. MLS#862236 $22,900

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