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Bob and Marilyn to come home for anniversary Bob Johnson did it right. When he retired, he and Marilyn sold their house, turned over the family business and moved to Crossville. But they’re coming home this weekend to help Ben and Doug and the gang celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Johnson Insurance. Come by and say hello. It’s 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the office on Afton Drive.
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Marvin makes a list The approaching pro football draft has the attention of forum children playing in the sandbox. They asked each other a very heavy question. Who was the greatest Volunteer who did not play in the NFL? Easy answer: John Majors, all-American tailback, leader of the great 1956 team, rooked out of the Heisman Trophy by the Notre Dame mimeograph machine.
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‘Inasmuch’ boosts Gresham grounds Community members from area churches worked together to clean up the grounds at Gresham Middle School as part of Operation Inasmuch. The idea of the program, founded by then-pastor of Central Baptist Fountain City David Crocker, is to move congregants out of their seats and into the streets and is based on Jesus’ saying that “inasmuch as you did it for the least of these, you did it for me.” Ruth White has pictures and more inside.
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Halls has cars! By Ruth White The annual car show hosted by the Halls High band grows bigger every year. This year 117 vehicles were registered. Band director Eric Baumgardner called it the biggest show to date. The Best of Show was the 1936 Ford Coupe driven by George Hacket. The Band Director’s Award went to Judy Hamrick, who entered a 1946 wrecker in memory of her husband, Bill. Other winners included top club, Muscle Car Ministries; top motorcycle, Joe Wilkinson’s 1997 Harley Springer; top truck, John Crismon’s 1998 GMC Sonoma; top import, Carol Hall’s 1965 red VW bug; Top modified winner was Tom
George Hacket’s 1937 tangerine pearl Ford Coupe was named Best of Show at the Halls High band car show. Photo by Ruth White
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Band director Eric Baumgardner selects the vehicle to receive the Band Director’s Award. This year, for Baumgardner, the story behind the vehicle made his decision easy. He awarded the trophy to Judy Hamrick, who entered her late husband’s 1946 wrecker in the show. When the name was called, Hamrick was speechless and hugged Baumgardner tightly.
Receiving the trophy for the Best Import was Carol Hall with her 1965 Volkswagen bug. Photos by Ruth White
New middle schools inch forward By Betty Bean
For months, groups from Gibbs and Hardin Valley have been making the case for new middle schools in their communities. Hardin Valley residents cite their community’s booming population. Gibbs supporters talk about the unfairness of three-hour school bus rides over to Holston. Superintendent James McIntyre addressed those concerns in his 2015 Capital Budget and Planning Priorities memo earlier this month but said that middle school issues cannot be discussed individually and recommended a long, thorough study: “… I am recommending we designate a modest level of resources ($75,000) for a complete review of our middle school infrastructure
and analysis of student population growth/enrollment patterns during FY15. Such a study will provide important data and insights that will inform our future decisions regarding capital resources, enrollment planning and zoning strategies. “In light of recent public discourse, we have estimated potential expenditures in the capital improvement plan for construction of a new Hardin Valley Middle School and a new Gibbs Middle School should the study recommend this course of action.” The school board approved the recommendation, and the internal study will be conducted. But on “Inside Tennessee,” when John Becker asked board chair Lynne Fugate how people can find out where their school project ranks
on the capital plan, she said there is “no per year list.” It’s a “falsehood,” she said, that there is a ranking somewhere. “Needs change.” Reactions from the communities most affected are guardedly optimistic. Lisa Starbuck has been a consistent and vocal booster for a Gibbs Middle School: “I am encouraged that Dr. McIntyre is listening to community concerns about the middle school need in Gibbs and delighted to see a Gibbs Middle School on the five-year capital plan. “I understand his reasoning for doing a system-wide middle school study because factors such as feeder patterns, transportation costs and impacts to
other middle schools should be evaluated. I am confident that there are sufficient numbers of students ... to fill a middle school in Gibbs and that building a new school will solve overcrowding and transportation issues, among others.” If Starbuck sees the glass as half-full, boosters on the Hardin Valley Supports a Middle School Facebook page are more guarded than optimistic: “Turns out that the board does not specifically vote on the next five years so the HVMS and Gibbs Middle are a ‘blueprint’ but weren’t specifically approved or rejected tonight. But the results of the study will help drive the actions taken by the board in the near future.”
Pellissippi prepares for Tennessee Promise By Betsy Pickle Now that Gov. Bill Haslam’s free higher-education plan, Tennessee Promise, has earned legislative approval, the state’s community colleges are facing the possibility of significantly increased enrollment, which could put a burden on teachers and classrooms. Pellissippi State Community College, with 10,600 students on five campuses in the Knoxville area, is the largest local school affected by the legislation, but the mood there is preparation, not panic. President Anthony Wise says
Pellissippi State should be able to accommodate any influx beginning with the registration for the 2015-16 school year. “We are starting to look at it and to think about it,” says Wise. “It’s really built on the modAnthony Wise el of Tennessee Achieves, which started here in Knox County and Blount County. I don’t know that we’ll see the
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huge enrollment increases that we might see in other parts of the state because in essence you can have free access to a community college in Knox or Blount County right now through Tennessee Achieves.” Faculty and facilities are two of the main areas of concern. “We’re committed to having full-time faculty as much as possible teach our classes on campus,” says Wise. “We want to make sure that we have the right kind of academic and student support programs in place for the new popula-
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Keeping Fountain City beautiful sion van arrives at the park and individuals are fitted for glasses. The van has an optometrist on site to help with the construction and fitting of glasses. Volunteers from area Lions Clubs come to assist. The next date for the van will be Wednesday, May 21. Info: Randy Kurth, Fountain City area vision coordinator, 805-1051. Ruth During this past meetWhite ing, Preston Ryan and Tom Dunn were given the Chevron Award for their 10 years of service as a Lion. Alvin Frye was also recognized Current projects include for his 20 years of service. adding new pea gravel to the playground, installing pet- â– A second wind waste disposal units and redream placing broken/worn swings. On the third WednesThanks to the Second day of each month, the vi- Wind Dream program at
Elmcroft of Halls, residents have the opportunity to enjoy a favorite hobby or relive an experience. Jack Williams was born in Knoxville one Christmas Day long ago and is married to the love of his life, Wilma. Fountain City Lions Club president Travis Henderson He met her at the fair, and recognizes members Preston Ryan and Tom Dunn for they have been married 10 years of service to the club. Photo by Ruth White more than 50 years. He is a World War II veteran who served his country visited with the mayor and will feature barbecue, bluegrass music, homemade ice with the Marines. Williamsâ€™ other veterans. Williams enjoyed his cream and activities for the dream was to visit the East dream trip and stated he is kids. The pie-eating contest Tennessee Veterans Meproud to be a Marine. featuring local politicians morial downtown. While at the memorial, Williams â– Outdoor classroom will begin around 7:30 p.m. The celebration is free, received a standing ovation celebration and the community is infrom visitors for his service. The Halls Outdoor Class- vited to join the fun. The Following the trip, Rose Davis with Elmcroft took room will host its eighth classroom is on the Halls him to the American Legion annual celebration 6-8 p.m. High School campus near in Maryville for lunch. He Tuesday, April 29. The event the softball field.
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earn a two-year associateâ€™s degree are likely to be people who ordinarily wouldnâ€™t have thought about higher education, either because they lacked financial resources or didnâ€™t think they could succeed in the academic environment. Wise says generally 60 percent to 65 percent of students have to take some type of remediation course at Pellissippi State. â€œThatâ€™s among the best at community colleges within the state,â€? he says. â€œSome places itâ€™s significantly higher. Most students generally have one area of remediation, and more often than not itâ€™s mathematics.â€? Tennessee Promise students are likely to mirror those numbers, he says. â€œOne of the conversations weâ€™re having is, how do we deal with the fact that perhaps in the fall of 2015, not only do we see this increase but we see an increase in students who really need additional assistance and support academically in order to be successful?â€? Statistics show that students coming in through Tennessee Achieves are more likely to stay in school and graduate â€“ and do so more quickly â€“ than the general student population, Wise
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says, and he thinks the same thing may happen with the Tennessee Promise. â€œI think there are a couple of things that have made Tennessee Achieves successful and I think have the possibility of making the Tennessee Promise successful,â€? he says. â€œThey have strict requirements on the obligations that the students have to meet â€“ they have to attend meetings at their high school, they have to complete their financial aid form by a certain time, they have to register at community college by a certain time, they have to work with a mentor, and they have to give a day of service back each semester to the community.â€?
Tennessee Promise Gov. Bill Haslamâ€™s signature initiative was developed in part by South Knox native Randy Boyd. It was adopted 87-8 in the state House and 30-1 in the Senate. All members of the Knox County legislative delegation voted yes, including Democrats Gloria Johnson and Joe Armstrong; and Republicans Becky Massey, Stacey Campfield, Harry Brooks, Bill Dunn, Roger Kane and Steve Hall. The bill was revenue neutral, redirecting proceeds from the state lottery.
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“There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear … I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound Everybody look what’s going down There’s battle lines being drawn Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong Young people speaking their minds Getting so much resistance from behind …”
Free advice for the candidates Pray for rain on Tuesday, May 6, if you’re about changing the status quo. A low turnout helps school board challengers, for instance, while a huge turnout will probably aid incumbents. Bobby Waggoner can win if: ■ He reminds GOP primary voters that Jimmy “J.J.” Jones ran against Sheriff Tim Hutchison and lost. Jones endorsed the Democrat and lost again. Then Jones went to work for the Democratic attorney general. ■ He talks pensions. Hutchison has one; Jones will have one; Waggoner does not/will not. ■ It rains. Ed Shouse will carry commission District 4 by 3-1; and Craig Leuthold will carry commission District 5 by the same margin, said a political pundit. The winner will be determined in Gibbs and Halls and Carter and South of the River. The Trustee’s Office is overstaffed, and it pays that staff in part by robbing Knox County Schools of more than $1 million a year in the “trustee’s commission.” Yes, state law permits it, but a serious-minded trustee would just stop taking it. Who’s more likely to reduce the staff: Shouse, who comes from the private sector, or Leuthold, who has worked in one office or another for 20 years? Mike Hammond needs to stay calm while his News Sentinel-endorsed opponent self-destructs. Hey, Mike. Make sure you paid your doctor. Try not to faint before public speakings. And remember, you decided to run for Criminal Court clerk a year ago. Your opponent dropped in after the incumbent dropped out. Who’s more likely to sweep clean? New broom. Patti Bounds, you got lucky, and now you’re heading to the school board. Take your seat proudly and stay true to what you know – your former colleagues in the classrooms across Knox County and the kids who are our future. Jim McIntyre, we know you’re not on the ballot, but in your next job try not to outshine the elected officials, especially the mayor. Spend more time with your troops. For what good is a general without an army?
(Selectively excerpted without permission of Buffalo Springfield, who might agree that a “Man with a gun” lyric doesn’t belong in an education discussion.)
Toward the end of last week, an organization called SPEAK (Students, Parents and Educators across Knox County) was closing in on 1,400 members on its FaceEd Brantley and Mibook page. chele Carringer, please Founded in late Decemstop channeling Cas and ber, this direct offshoot of Mary Lou. the so-called Knox County Algebra, it’s a good thing. “teachers’ rebellion” has Could Bob Thomas run shown success that puts the for both at-large commislie to the notion that the unsion seats? rest among educators is just Bo Bennett, you’re a a few malcontents. nice guy, but why do you Middle school science keep running for office teacher Dave Gorman, when you lack the time to SPEAK co-president (with campaign and the interparent Jennifer Evans Naest to be involved with the gel), says he’s somewhat communities you seek to surprised but very pleased serve? And when you talk about growing the tax base by attracting business, please don’t say your strategy is TIFs and RIFs and tax abatements. Duh. Kristi Davis, you Former GOP presidenshowed humor when I tial nominee Mitt Romney cringed at voting for a will hold his third annual judge whose name ends policy retreat June 12-14 in “i.” And you showed in Park City, Utah, which poise when I introduced is in the mountains outside myself as “Sandra Clark, Salt Lake City, and Denver no ‘i.’ ” You showed courBroncos quarterback Peyage standing at the Bobby ton Manning is one of the Waggoner picnic where you speakers. Knoxville busihardly knew a soul. And ness owner Randy Boyd, a you flashed backbone when strong 2012 Romney supyou declined to tell the porter, has attended previNRA whether you have a ous get-togethers, usually handgun carry permit. 200 or so Romney backers. Humor, poise, courage, Several potential GOP backbone. Ahhh. But Billy candidates for president Stokes and Ray Hal Jenkins in 2016 will attend includhave been around forever, ing New Jersey Gov. Chris working for Republicans Christie, Kentucky Sen. (mostly). Rand Paul, U.S. Rep. Paul We’ve looped back to Ryan and former Arkansas the weather. If it rains Gov. Mike Huckabee. New May 6, you lose. If the sun York Jets owner Woody shines brightly, especially Johnson will attend. in West Knoxville, we’ve ■ April 17 marked the just elected our first judge last day that Douglas Henwhose name ends in “i.” ry of Nashville will attend God bless us, every one. a Senate session as a sena-
Betty Bean at SPEAK’s success. “SPEAK is kind of an organic reaction to create a focal point for teacher and parent discontent. We’re looking at how we can direct that in a positive way. It’s exciting to be part of a movement, but it’s scary if it’s all focused on anger.” He believes SPEAK has become a conduit for information for parents and citizens, generally.
“We aim to be a place where parents can ask questions and learn about things. That’s one of the things I’m proud about – the exchange of information. We knew we had some really talented, driven people who had access to information – people like Joan Grim, now at UT, who was a special ed teacher in Knox County. One of the things we have tried to do is put the information that’s behind the emotion where people can get to it,” Gorman said, observing that while emotion is a good catalyst, there’s no substitute for facts. “That’s one of the things I’m proud about – the exchange of information. Your child’s second grade teacher might not be comfortable sharing information over the phone with you specifically about tests your child is taking, although we have discovered that some of the surveys that are being done are not necessary. On the SPEAK page, you can get those answers. I’m really
proud of that because that’s the purpose of SPEAK.” Lauren Hopson, who was one of the first teachers to speak out, said the group began with a number of teachers who started seeing one another at school board meetings and decided they had a lot in common. She credits teacher Amy Cate with doing the early legwork. The group really got going with a boot camp in January (assisted by Jobs with Justice) and has met monthly since then. Its endorsements of school board candidates have been hotly debated and widely sought. “I hope to see a public engaged with their legislators to help protect public education,” Hopson said. “I hope to see SPEAK members engaged with their school board and having a voice in how things are run – a voice in how best to help our children.” Check out SPEAK’s endorsements here: http:// speaktn.com/school-boardcandidates/
Henry’s retirement is ‘end of an era’
GOSSIP AND LIES Marilyn Toppins went to Nashville to lobby for teachers. Of course, she was wearing the button of the Tennessee Education Association (TEA). A fellow she didn’t know approached her, all smiles. After greeting her like a long-lost friend, he said, “I didn’t know the Tea Party had an emblem like that.” A candidate said he’s for the three Ts: teachers, technology and textbooks. Toppins said, “Why not? We’ve pretty much worn out the three Rs.”
tor. Henry, a Democrat, served 44 years in the Senate, which ties him with Lt. Gov. John Wilder, but when his two years in the House are added to make 46 years total he becomes the longest-serving Tennessean in the General Assembly. His retirement truly marks the end of an era. At age 87, his major contribution has been a consistent voice for financial responsibility. He believes in states’ rights without the stigma of segregation. He feels our U.S. senators are Tennessee’s ambassadors to the federal government. His integrity was beyond reproach and his
courtly ways represented a (regrettably) bygone era. He served with eight governors going back to Frank Clement. He said Alexander and McWherter “were the easiest to work with.” ■ Mark Hazelwood, company president of Pilot Flying J, certainly has wide-ranging tastes when it comes to the U.S. Senate. Just two years ago he was hosting a reception for the re-election of conservative Republican Sen. Bob Corker at his elaborate Sequoyah Hills home attended by Gov. Bill Haslam and some 300-plus backers. Last week, Hazelwood hosted an event for local Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Ball (along with Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl). Ball hopes to oppose Sen. Lamar Alexander in November. Ball’s first vote if elected to the U.S. Senate would be to make a liberal Democrat the majority leader and most likely would thereafter cancel out Corker’s vote on any issue of significance. Ball and Corker could be reasonably described as ideological opposites. However, it seems Hazelwood and Ball often play golf together and Ball is
Hazelwood’s attorney on some issues. Ball is a colorful figure, having previously run for Congress against the late Jimmy Quillen in 1978. Now he is a wealthy attorney who has had financial success with several class-action lawsuits. One $17 million fee he received was litigated in his divorce lawsuit, which went to the state Supreme Court in 2010. His opponent, Knoxville attorney Terry Adams, is running a low-key campaign. ■ Martin Daniel plans an aggressive campaign in the remaining 100 days to the August primary where he opposes incumbent state Rep. Steve Hall, one of the quietest members of the Legislature. Daniel, in an interview, says Hall is “not talking because he doesn’t have anything to say. He is in over his head.” The district lies in West and northwest Knoxville and Knox County. Daniel seeks debates with Hall and did visit Hall a few weeks ago to advise him he would be running. He said he opposed Hall’s bill to sell Lakeshore Park, which Stacey Campfield pushed in the Senate. Daniel calls Campfield and Hall “two peas in a pod.” Daniel adds that Hall has proposed 18 bills in four years and none has anything to do with reducing red tape in state government. Daniel says he is “fine with the job Gov. Haslam has done to date.”
Daniel, 57, is an attorney and works in outdoor advertising. He is married and has two children. Hall has a sizable campaign fund, which he will use to defend himself. He does not personally campaign door-to-door but will send out family members and friends. Hall served eight years on the Knoxville City Council and rarely spoke or influenced decisions. It is too early to tell how competitive this race will become, but Daniel is credible as a candidate who shows confident determination. Hall has always prevailed in the past although his race against Ellen Adcock in 2005 was won by fewer than 200 votes citywide. ■ Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee says the selection process for state Attorney General “should be transparent.” The State Constitution mandates the Supreme Court to choose the AG for an eight-year term, which will happen in September this year with the choice serving to 2022. The process has never been transparent in the past. The court meets in private and issues a statement announcing whom the five justices choose. It will be interesting to see if Justice Lee can persuade her colleagues to make it “transparent” and how the court defines “transparency.” She is a candidate for another term, which will be voted on this August.
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Vols who didn’t play in NFL The approaching pro football draft has the attention of forum children playing in the sandbox. They asked each other a very heavy question. Who was the greatest Volunteer who did not play in the NFL? Easy answer: John Majors, all-American tailback, leader of the great 1956 team, rooked out of the Heisman Trophy by the Notre Dame mimeograph machine. Majors was a genuine college football player, maybe the best in America that year (Jim Brown of Syracuse might have been; Paul Hornung wasn’t). The multitalented Vol was No. 1 in the Southeastern Conference but not a match for pro requirements.
I remember him in geography class as just one of the boys, 5-11 and maybe 170 with a letter sweater, crew cut and skinny legs. On the gridiron, he was all-around amazing, fast enough, smart, balanced and shifty. Would-be tacklers took dead aim, but a surprising few landed direct hits. Some would have missed if they had been playing tag. Majors was an actual tri-
ple threat or maybe quadruple. As a senior, he completed 61 percent of his passes, followed blockers smartly for more than five yards per carry and punted for a 43yard average. When asked to play defense, he was a very capable safety. In addition to all that, he could think on the job. His coach, Bowden Wyatt, called him a coach on the field. Majors played briefly for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian League ($1,000 signing bonus, $10,000 salary). A shoulder injury encouraged him to seek other employment. Condredge Holloway, exciting quarterback, the Artful Dodger, was a 12thround choice of the New
England Patriots. They projected him as a defensive back. He chose the wideopen Canadian game, Ottawa and Toronto, and became a legend. Larry Seivers, wide receiver, was a Tennessee allAmerican who caught everything he could reach. Some receptions defied description. Seattle drafted him in the fourth round but bad things happened. A shoulder injury cost vital practice time. The Seahawks gave up. Tampa Bay took a little look and sent him packing. Next stop was Philadelphia – almost but not quite. NFL people never forget great hands, even if great speed is missing. The next summer, Larry was in-
vited to Green Bay’s training camp. Coach Bart Starr promised an opportunity. All Larry got was mileage. He didn’t drop a single pass in drills and never had one thrown toward him in a game. He was on the field for five plays during the entire exhibition season. Jackie Walker was a brilliant linebacker, a fierce hitter, intuitive and very quick. He returned five interceptions for touchdowns. By college and NFL standards, he was undersized at 188. There was talk that he might switch to strong safety. Nothing happened. Many other great Volunteers didn’t make it. Chip Kell, one of the most powerful blockers ever in orange, was a 17th-round pick of the San Diego Chargers. The all-American center played a few minutes for the
Patti Jane Lay wants to give back By Betsy Pickle A Knoxville native, Patti Jane Lay earned her bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1979 and has 34 years of trial experience. She also has been a mediator in family law and general civil cases since 1996 and a special master in the 4th Circuit Court for about 12 years. Lay has earned the endorsement of current 4th Circuit Judge Bill Swann, who is retiring after 32 years on the bench. Lay respects Swann, whom she describes as “a brilliant man,” and says he benefited Knox County by creating his “special master” program, in which volunteer attorneys were vetted to take on some duties of the court. “It did not cost the taxpayers a penny because the
attorneys were asked to volunteer, which I did for 12 years,” she says. “It kept the high volume of cases moving without delay.” The caseload in 4th Circuit is staggering. Last year, the 1st Circuit Court heard 785 cases. By comparison, “Judge Swann disposed of 4,400 cases.” She says there is a misconception that Knox County has a higher number of orders of protection issued than other major cities in the state. “The reality is, Nashville and Memphis have as many as or more than Knox County, it’s just the recordkeeping is not as good because the majority of their orders of protection go through a non-court of records,” she says. Lay has her own ideas about making the 4th Circuit Court more dexterous in serving Knox County. They include:
■ Improving the screening process for orders of pr ote c t ion “on the front end.” She says she has talked with the Family Justice Center about coPatti Jane Lay ord i nat i ng that effort. ■ Changing the court’s schedule so that there’s not such a crush on Thursdays. “Attorneys think it’s a circus atmosphere. It’s just too many unhappy people in the same spot at one time. My proposal would be to have a morning and an afternoon docket and also hear orders of protection on motion day (currently Wednesday). ■ Making use of the compliance-review officer funded by the sheriff’s office. “That would free up
some court time.” ■ Redesigning mediation and parenting-course schedules. Swann requires four mediations. Lay would reduce that to two in noncontested custody cases. Lay says she’s running for judge because she’s at a time in her life when she can “focus on giving back” to the community. “An effective leader is a good listener. I am a good listener and want to take ideas from all people that come before the court before making final decisions.” Greg McMillan, an attorney in private practice, is also a candidate in the GOP primary. He has taken issue with Swann on several matters, as outlined in a previous story about this race. Early voting runs through Thursday, May 1, with the primary election on Tuesday, May 6.
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Blessed work For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. And we want each one of you to show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope to the very end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6: 10-12 NRSV) The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us the grace to labor for. (Sir Thomas More, 16th century England)
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First Baptist Church of Fountain City pastor Donny Wadley (center) works to help clean the grounds at Gresham Middle School, assisted by Berkley King. Photos submitted
By Ruth White Community members from area churches worked together to clean up the grounds at Gresham Middle School as part of Operation Inasmuch. The idea of the program is to move congregants out of their seats and into the streets and is based on Jesus’ saying that “inasmuch as you did it for the least of these, you did it for me.” More than 60 individuals, representing First Baptist Fountain City, Fountain City Methodist and Life Church, volunteered time to pick up litter, mow, pull weeds, rake, mulch, plant flowers and pressure-wash areas of the campus. The group also cleaned and revitalized the Gresham Gardens, which includes a walking trail, gazebo and outdoor classroom. Funding was provided by the newly formed Gresham Middle School Foundation. The Gresham PTSA helped coordinate volunteers and
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Work started out as God’s second choice for His children. According to Scripture, God’s original intent was Eden: beauty and plenty and leisure. Work came as the direct result of human disobedience. Some folks still perceive work as punishment. It is true that slavery exists in the world, and that inhumane workplaces still abound. There are others, though, who find achievement, growth and meaning as they serve a purpose larger than themselves. There are all kinds of workers: those who would rather be a large cog in a small wheel, and conversely, those who want to be a small cog in a huge wheel. There are those, sadly, who don’t want to be part of any wheel, and, even though they are able, choose not to work at all. I have the feeling, however, that Sir Thomas More was not talking about laboring just for wages. Knowing something about the man – who is one of my heroes – leads me to believe that he was willing to labor for values. All of which begs the question: What are we willing to labor for? Certainly, I would hope, we are willing to labor for our living. This, however, is a question that reaches far beyond the workplace. It is a life
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CTE goes Live Get ready for Market Square to rock with music from winners of the Knox County Schools CTE goes Live competition, including Central’s Sydney Maksemetzs, Gibbs’ Amanda Buschermohle and Halls’ Grace Johnson. Winners have spent weeks rehearsing group and individual pieces. The top winner of the night will earn the op-
portunity to record a song in Nashville. Contestants will perform and be judged by a panel, but the community can vote for their favorite on Facebook. Like the CTE Goes Live page on Facebook to be eligible to vote. CTE Goes Live will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 2, on Market Square. Rain location is the Bijou Theatre.
Halls High art winners include Keeley Walton, honorable mention; Mia Davis, honorable mention; Michael Seagraves, third; Breanna Gresham, second; Kellie Seagraves, honorable mention; and Kelly Alley, first. Photos submitted
Halls Middle art winners include Kaya Heine, third; Caden Fox, honorable mention; Brooke Hutchins, honorable mention; Rhianna Campbell, first; Haley Ortner, third; and Liz Hudson, honorable mention.
Women’s League honors student artists The Halls Crossroads Women’s League honored students at Halls Middle and Halls High schools during its annual Dogwood luncheon. The league awarded students for their artwork as part of the group’s objective to support arts in area schools. Students at Halls Middle receive art instruc-
FFA members receive honors The East Tennessee FFA spring awards banquet was held April 17 at UT. FFA members recognized were (front) James Dunn and Ryan Cox; (back) Autumn Howard, Jessica Costner and Taylor Campbell. The students were honored for achievements for farm business management (second) and floral career development (first). Photo submitted
tion from Shelly Ayers and odist Church awarded the Dwight Brown. The instrucStephen R. tors at Halls High are ElizaCarden Mubeth Lynch and Jerry Lewis. sic Scholarship to ■ McNeal receives Gibbs High s e n i o r Carden Music Christian Scholarship McNeal. The The United Methodist scholarship Men of Christ United Methis awarded McNeal
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is six inches away from an all-time state record, a goal she hopes to reach this season. She was runner-up in the state the past two years and second in the country for the 2013 Junior Olympics. Coach Mack credits Kelsey’s success to her great work ethic. “She is a tough competitor and easy to coach,” he said. “Kelsey is strong, fast and flexible and those are all good attributes to a successful vaulter.” Mack said that he can count on one hand the number of times she has missed a practice in over two years. Attending the signing with Kelsey were her parents, Terry and Kristy DeLapp, her aunt/coach Kandy Holt, coach Steve Prince and Mack. ■
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The family of Karen Tillery is planning a surprise Gibbs High senior Kelsey retirement/60th birthday DeLapp signed to compete party and former students, in pole vaulting for the Uni- friends and family members versity of Louisville next are invited to attend. The celebration will be year. Kelsey is a former basketball play- 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May er and soft- 9, in the Brickey-McCloud ball player Elementary library. If you but thanks can’t make it before Tillery to fate, has arrives at 4:30, guests are picked up welcome to drop by when the pole they are available. The only and hasn’t gift required is everyone’s l o o k e d presence at the event. back. DeLapp Fate for ■ Golf benefits Halls Kelsey was meeting 2004 football Olympic pole vault champiHalls Stadium Club hoston Tim Mack while working ed its 5th annual golf tourout. She noticed him trainnament at Beaver Brook ing a young woman and Country Club with 27 teams asked what they were doing. participating. Dwayne Clark The rest is history. She and smoked over 70 pounds of Mack were introduced and barbecue, and Elmcroft of she immediately picked up Halls furnished a drink cart the pole. for the players. Winners Mack has coached were from the Rutherford Kelsey for 2 1/2 years and team including Olen Ruthhas had great success. She erford, Dale Rutherford, is currently ranked No. 1 in Russ Rutherford and Rodthe state for the vault and
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HHS to present dessert theater
The Halls High Masquerade Players will present “Steel Magnolias,” a dessert theater, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $10 in advance at the school and include the show, dessert and a beverage. Choices are banana pudding or fudge brownie sundae with tea, coffee, water or lemonade. Show-only tickets (no dessert) will be available at the door for $5. Dessert reservations: 922-7757. Leave message for Kim Hurst no later than April 30.
HMS to host antibullying assembly
Senior Eagles Gibbs High honored senior softball members before the Eagles game against Oak Ridge last week. Pictured are Kaitlyn Trent, Holly Moyers, Anna Mershon, Kaitlin Beeler and Karri Byrd. Coach Carol Mitchell thanked each player for her contribution to a highly successful four seasons for the team. Photo by Ruth White
REUNIONS ■ Central High School’s class of 1959 will hold its 55th reunion Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Judy Edenfield Hodge, 531-4837 or email@example.com or Harold Knott, 947-3486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halls Middle School’s Leadership Team, Project ■ Central High School’s class U, will hold an anti-bullying of 1989 will reunite June 14. assembly 6 p.m. Thursday, Tickets are $40. Make checks May 1 in the school auditopayable to CHS Class of ’89 and mail to Felecia Turner, rium. 1103 Darby Lane, Forest, Va., The assembly will be pre24551. Info: Felecia (Robsented by Stephen Bargatze bins) Turner, feleciaturner@ who will begin the night hotmail.com or Mark Allen, with a fun and inspirational email@example.com. magic show followed by him speaking on his personal experiences with bullying as a young man. All elementary feeder school students have been invited to attend, and parents and community members are also encouraged to attend.
■ Powell High School’s class of 1967 will reunite 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Bonnie and Wade Shields’ home, 5320 West Emory Road to celebrate “Medicare Eligibility: Reaching Age 65”. Admission is $15 and includes a barbecue dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. Make checks payable to Brenda Owens Stephens, 5728 Frontier Trail, Knoxville, Tenn., 37920. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-4395 or 385-7184. Local classmates are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert.
Saturday, May 3, at Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 725 Virtue Road. All former students from classes 1901-1967 are invited. Info: George Hamilton, 688-6777. ■ Old Knoxville High School’s class of 1949 will host its annual reunion beginning Friday, May 2, at Charles Town Club House, continuing 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, with a banquet at Buddy’s BBQ. Admission for Buddy’s is $27. Phil Campbell will perform. Info: Gerry Dance Jack, 693-5333 or Wayne Smith, 692-2404.
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Eagle Scouts are: Luke Lee, Robert Buck, Ben Bailey, Dylan Ensor, Ike Van de Vate, J.T. Thomas, Anthony West and Lucas Christie. Photo submitted
Eight earn Eagle rank For every 100 boys that enter scouts, only four will reach the rank of Eagle Scout, says scout parent Melinda Buck. “It is even Archie Sircy visits with Mayor Tim Burchett during lunchtime at more uncommon for almost Sterchi Elementary. The mayor spent time with Cindy Andrio- an entire patrol to reach poulos’s class that morning. Photo submitted
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that rank.” Troop 506 has always defied this statistic, but it recently celebrated eight members of the Wolverine Patrol all reaching the rank of Eagle Scout.
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News from Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK)
CAK gets new leaders Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) has added two new administrators. K e l l y Kennedy is the new elementar y school principal. She will start at Kelly Kennedy CAK on July 1. John East is the new athletic director. He will start on June 1. CAK Head of School Bob Neu called Kennedy “a committed believer and an outGibbs High softball players Cheyenne Boles and Faith Lowry standing educator.” He said were recognized for being named to the 2013 All-State softball East “is one of the most Godly team. Photo by Ruth White people I know, and he brings
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a lot to the table both professionally and personally.” Kennedy, originally from Birmingham, has spent the past six years at the Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, where she is the founding Head of the Lower School. “I was a part of the building process and opening of the school, so that definitely makes it very difficult to leave here,” Kennedy said. “At the same time, I’m fully aware that there are positive aspects of change. I’m a firm believer in personal and professional growth and development.” Kennedy received her bachelor’s in elementary
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(1993-1995) and Metairie Park Country Day (19801993). “It’s really God’s blessing,” East said of the move to CAK. “I had no idea this would happen, but we feel the Lord leading us and we are very excited. … I very much like the size of the school, the facilities and the people (at CAK).” East said while he’s a builder, his goal won’t be to take CAK to the next level. It’s already there. “I want to be someone who will be there to help the coaches to continue to climb.” East will move to Knoxville with his wife of 37 years, Jeanne. They have three children, Emily, 30; Jack, 24; and Thomas, 20.
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Gives Oak Ridge woman new lease on life For Gretchen Longcoy of Oak Ridge, life has begun anew at 50. Longcoy is embracing passing the half-century mark and enjoying a transformation in her body and health. The catalyst for her new vitality? Bariatric surgery. Since undergoing surgical weight loss surgery in 2012 with Dr. Stephen Boyce of New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, Longcoy has shed more than 100 pounds and changed her life. “This was a life-saving procedure for me,” says Longcoy, a Realtor Dr. Stephen with Realty Executives. Boyce, Bariatric “After years and years Surgeon of struggling with my weight and other health problems, I have a new lease on life, after 50.” Longcoy says she has always been heavy, attending her first Weight Watchers meeting when she was in the fifth grade. But, she wasn’t obese until she got pregnant with her first child. “I gained 40 pounds, then nine months later I got pregnant again. With the second baby I gained 60 more pounds,” explains Longcoy. Over the next several years, subsequent back and foot surgeries compounded her weight gain and limited Longcoy’s mobility. “Even walking up stairs was difficult. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and was pre-diabetic,” she remembers. Longcoy considered bariatric surgery. Although many insurance companies cover the procedure, Longcoy’s did not, so she dismissed the idea. But a trip to Dollywood with her sister changed her mind. “At Dollywood I had trouble fitting on a ride. It was so embarrassing,” remembers Longcoy. “That night my sister expressed concern about my health and encouraged me to undergo bariatric surgery. She said, ‘You’re worth it. This will extend your life.’” Longcoy’s husband agreed. She selected Dr. Stephen Boyce of New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery to perform Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, which reroutes the intestine into a new, smaller stomach pouch. “It was important to me to go to a Center
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Multi-percussionist Jay Miller, who is always shaking, banging or rattling something, is one of the busiest players in â€œSpamalot,â€? now playing at Clarence Brown Theatre. Heâ€™s flanked by keyboardist Casey Maxwell. Photos by Carol Zinavage
Conductor/music director Terry Silver-Alford is having a great time with the show.
Keyboardist Melony Dodson enjoys all the wacky sounds she gets to make.
â€˜Spamalotâ€™ shows bright side of life Some of the folks having the most fun in Clarence Brown Theatreâ€™s current production of â€œMonty Pythonâ€™s Spamalotâ€? arenâ€™t actors or audience members. â€œWatch out for that big hole in the middle of the stage!â€? cautions King Arthur to his faithful servant Patsy early in the show. If you look into it, youâ€™ll find the pit orchestra for the production â€“ some of the finest musicians in town. And every one of them wears a big grin. â€œThe rehearsal process was really one big laugh-athon,â€? says music director Terry Silver-Alford. â€œThe director, Bill Jenkins, encouraged the actors to make the show their own by bringing in comic bits and also in-
Carolâ€™s Corner tegrating local references into the material, which is a tradition with this show.â€? Those local references include a snatch of â€œRocky Top,â€? among other things. Silver-Alford, in his ninth year as the CBTâ€™s music director, also teaches acting, musical theater and introduction to theater. He received his masterâ€™s of fine
arts in theater directing from UT and his masterâ€™s of music in piano and composition from Western Michigan University before taking positions as director of musical theater at the University of Tulsa, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and eventually UT Knoxville. Speaking of his current crew, he enthuses, â€œI have fantastic players who keep coming back for every show â€“ Iâ€™m so grateful to work with them.â€? For this production, there are 14 musicians, three of them being keyboard/synthesizer players who must produce a variety of sounds through a system of numerous â€œpatches,â€? or electronic samplings, that can convey anything from classic orches-
tral instruments to animal noises and sound effects. â€œI missed the Big Ears Festival because I spent the whole weekend setting up the three keyboards for â€˜Spamalot!â€™â€? laughs Michael Ponder, 16-year veteran sound supervisor for CBT. Acoustic instruments include trumpets, French horn, trombone, violin, string bass, guitar, drums and a variety of woodwinds â€“ the latter played by only two performers. One of them is Sheryl Howard, widely known in the area as a multi-instrumentalist who can do it all â€“ composing, arranging, singing, playing, directing. Howard, who is music director at Trinity United Methodist Church, is greatly
enjoying this production and especially likes â€œThe Song That Goes Like This,â€? which is a satirical (and hysterically funny) take on the typical Broadway power ballad. Another widely known â€œSpamalotâ€? musician is Melony Dodson, whom you can hear weekdays as host/producer of WUOTâ€™s â€œMorning Concert.â€? Sheâ€™s also a choral accompanist for the UT music department, and pianist at Faith United Methodist Church on Dry Gap Pike. â€œThis is one of the â€˜funnestâ€™ shows Iâ€™ve ever seen or played. Itâ€™s truly hilarious, and it has really great music. And this band is totally nailing it! â€œMy favorite song to play is probably â€˜Find Your Grail.â€™ Itâ€™s just fun!â€? Silver-Alford likes â€œKnights of the Round Table,â€? the first big splashy production number in the show. The song is familiar to any Monty Python fan whoâ€™s seen the movie â€œMonty Py-
thon and the Holy Grail,â€? but â€œSpamalotâ€? kicks it up quite a few notches. â€œAnd of course thereâ€™s the great â€˜soft shoeâ€™ number, â€˜Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,â€™â€? he says. â€œIt sounds like a song weâ€™ve all known forever â€“ like an old vaudeville song from the 1920s.â€? The song was written for the 1979 movie â€œLife of Brianâ€? and did indeed instantly have that â€œwhere have I heard it before?â€? quality. Dodson allows that, for such an outrageous show, the rehearsal process has been fairly smooth and typical. â€œExcept I get to make cow sounds with the keyboard,â€? she grins. â€œThatâ€™s pretty fun!â€? Clarence Brown Theatreâ€™s production of â€œMonty Pythonâ€™s Spamalotâ€? runs through Sunday, May 11. Info: 974-5161 or http:// clarencebrowntheatre.com. Send story suggestions to news@ ShopperNewsNow.com.
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Lula Mae Winegar parties for 90th Lula Mae Myers Winegar, born April 12, 1924, in Knoxville, turned 90, and I had the privilege of being invited to her birthday party held at Church of the Good Shepherd on Jacksboro Pike. Lula Mae spent most of her adult life in Fountain City on Eldridge Road and then on Fulton Drive. Quite a crowd showed up â€“ young and old â€“ for the birthday supper topped off with a big birthday cake, the center of which featured a picture of Lula at age 5. Lula Mae met Bob Winegar as a teenager and married him several years later.
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Come to the opening reception of a new fine art exhibit – “Impressions of Color from Paris, Italy and the Loire Valley” – premiering original oil paintings by Aleex Conner, local Impressionist, 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Plum Gallery. Conner’s work is in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe, and her original oils have been exhibited in Giverny, France (home of Monet’s Gardens), Northern Italy and Tuscany. One of her limited-edition prints, “Suffrage on Market Square,” is part of the historical exhibit of art and artifacts at the General Federation of Women’s Clubs History and Resource Center in Washington, D.C. With Monet as inspiration, Conner fills her oil paintings with the effect of dancing lights. Says Conner, “I want to awaken the inner feelings and emotions of those viewing my paintings, bringing picturesque scenes to life with color and movement.” The Plum Gallery, 5609 Kingston Pike in Bearden, offers a wide diversity of fine art such as jewelry, tex-
By Heather Beck Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus Dean Rosalyn Tillman was honored for her work with Project GRAD Knoxville and with local high school students when she was named a recipient of Project GRAD’s “Caught Doing Right for Kids” award. The award, now in its 10th year, is given by Project GRAD at the annual Scholars Celebration Dinner to a person who has exemplified service to kids and toward their success throughout her career. “Project GRAD Knoxville is proud to have presented Dean Rosalyn Tillman with the ‘Caught Doing Right for Kids’ award at the 2014 Scholars Celebration Dinner. As director of the Pellissippi State Summer Institute, Dean Tillman has impacted over 2,000 GRAD scholars in the past 12 years, and she is very worthy to receive the award,” said Jerry Hodges, executive director of Project GRAD Knoxville. At the Pellissippi State Summer Institute, about 150 rising sophomore students from Austin-East and
Roslyn Tillman Fulton high schools attend classes each summer at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus. Since 2005, 946 of those participating students have gone on to graduate from high school and earn a college scholarship for up to four years. The Summer Institute is conducted through a partnership with Project GRAD. “I can’t say how grateful and honored I am to have received this award,” Tillman said. “I truly believe our children are our gift and our future.” The Magnolia Avenue Campus is at 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. Info: www.pstcc. edu/magnolia or 865-3293100.
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Provision Therapy Center sets tours You’ve read about it in the Shopper-News. You’ve seen it on TV. Now come see for yourself as the new Provision Center for Proton Therapy celebrates its grand opening 2:45 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Call Bobbie Wyatt at 865321-4545 or email events@ provisionproton.com to reserve a spot. Along with refreshments and tours of the cancertreatment facility, attendees will meet and hear from Scott Hamilton, Olympic Gold Medalist, cancer survivor and a member of the Proton Therapy Center board of directors. ■ Bob Johnson did it right. When he retired, he and Marilyn sold their house to a daughter, turned over the family business (Bob Johnson Insurance) to their sons and moved to Crossville. So they’re close enough to keep up with the grandkids, but out of the way of their thriving offspring. Bob must have read about this in a book. Bob and Marilyn are coming home to help Doug and Ben and the gang (which has grown since Bob left) celebrate the 50th anniversary of the agency. It’s 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Bob is the most effortlessly funny guy I’ve known and I can’t wait to see him again. Let the insults begin! Oh, and you’re invited too! Just drop by the office (yes, the boys have renovated and expanded it) on Afton Drive in Halls. Tell Bob T-Bone sent you. And bring a loaf of day-old bread. ■ First State Bank was named the 2013 SBA Community Bank of the Year for Tennessee by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Through its Small Business Lending Division in Knoxville, First State provides government guaranteed lending to small businesses predominately
Imagination Forest rocks! Imagination Forest is open. Owner Jennifer Johnsey (above) is one brave woman. The former radio personality left her job in December and had the store opened by March, according to the blog of her sister, Heather Alexander, who calls her a “can-do” woman. The store carries toys including the popular Melissa and Doug series of classic and educational toys. Imagination Forest is at 7613 Blueberry Road, just off Emory Road across
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Angelic Ministries changes lives By Nancy Whittaker Angelic Ministries and the people who make this ministry so special never cease to amaze me. Recently, I spoke with William Cutshall. William is the assistant to Pastor Tony Earl. He hasnâ€™t always been a fulltime volunteer. William was with the Knox County Sheriffâ€™s Office for years and thought this would continue to be his lifeâ€™s career. All of that changed one day in his garage. He just felt something was missing in his life and started praying. William says he had no idea his life would change so drastically. Cutshall and his family lived â€œout in the countryâ€? and thought that is where they belonged. His wife was a school teacher. But then he says, â€œGod had a different path he wanted me to take.â€? William quit his job and started setting up small events where he could minister to the homeless. This is when he first saw the COW bus. Angelic Ministries sends out a â€œChurch on Wheelsâ€? bus to provide transportation to people who want to attend their ministryâ€™s services. It didnâ€™t take long for William to k now that Angelic
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Storied University of Tennessee former football head coach and player Johnny Majors credits his father with teaching him the fundamentals of playing the game, which led to his success on the field. Majors spoke recently to the Rotary Club of Farragut about his time both as a player and coach. He also reminisced about his father, Shirley Inman Majors, and his brother, Joe. Former UT linebacker Keith DeLong, who went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers, was there to listen to his former coach. DeLong played in the midto-late 1980s, and the pair have been friends since that time. Majors, head football coach at UT from 1977-1992, also served as head coach at
the University of Pittsburgh and Iowa State University during his lengthy career. His list of accolades include 1985 SEC Coach of the Year, a 1976 national championship at Pitt where he was twice named National Coach of the Year and Big 8 Coach of the Year. While a player at UT in the 1950s, Majors was named All-SEC football tailback, SEC Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy runner up in 1956. Majors talked about his early years of growing up in Lynchburg, where his father started coaching football at the county high school in 1944. While Majors was in high school, his father was hired to start the football program at Huntland High School. Majors said he and his brothers had to earn a
spot on the team, and their father expected them to do their best. Majors said he always played football with pride and enthusiasm and an attitude of never giving up. His father taught Majors â€œhow to play the game right.â€? As a coach, Majors again took lessons from his father and incorporated those into his own coaching style. Majors said he always remained committed to his players and preached â€œcharacter above all else.â€? The more character his players possessed, the better they played, he said. â€œCharacter is what weâ€™re made of; reputation is what people think we are,â€? he said, adding that he liked to recruit character. Majors opened his talk with memories of his fam-
Johnny Majors ily, especially his brother Joe. Majors, the oldest child of five boys and one girl, said Joe, the second oldest, was born on Christmas Day in 1936. Joe Majors died seven years ago, and Majors told the group he still misses his best friend for life and â€œgreatest Christmas gift.â€?
Rocky Top BBQ gets ready for cook-off By Anne Hart Any great performance deserves an encore, and the â€œRocky Top Humminâ€™ & Strumminâ€™ BBQ Cook-Off,â€? sponsored by West Knox Rotary, is no exception. This yearâ€™s event, with cook-off teams from across the country competing for $10,000 in prize money,
will once again be held on the campus of the Episcopal School of Knoxville, just off Lovell Road. Dates are Friday and Saturday, May 30-31. Chair Tom Daughtrey points out that all proceeds will be donated to local charities and non-profits. The cook-off is again sanctioned by the Kansas
City Barbecue Society and is the official Tennessee Barbecue Championship event. Live bands that will perform Friday evening and Saturday include Dishwater Blonde, Subtle Clutch, Second Opinion and Roger Wade & Sparkle Motion. Vendors to date are Dead End BBQ and Itâ€™s All So Yummy Cafe.
The event will open with food, live music and various activities on Friday evening and continue through Saturday with celebrities and events for the whole family, including contests, live bands, vendors and the allimportant barbecue judging. Info: www.rockytopbbq. com.
Massey to speak at ETABPA The East Towne Area Business and Professional Association will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at New Harvest Park Massey Community Center. State Sen. Becky Duncan Massey will speak. Massey is a Knoxville native, growing up in Holston Hills. Being a public servant was instilled in her at a young age. She is the daughter of the late John J. Duncan Sr. who was Knoxvilleâ€™s mayor from 19541964 and served in Con-
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THURSDAYS THROUGH MAY 22 Diabetes Management Series, 6:30 p.m., Knox County Health Department auditorium, 140 Dameron Ave. Free five-part series; open to the public. To register: 215-5170.
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 28 Free group art therapy for adults with epilepsy/ seizure disorder, 6-8 p.m., Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee office, 1715 E. Magnolia Ave. 8-week session. Registration deadline: Thursday, April 24. Info/ to register: 522-4991.
TUESDAY, APRIL 29 Halls Outdoor Classroom Celebration, 6-8 p.m., at the Outdoor Classroom, located on Halls High campus behind the softball field. Free event. Includes: barbecue, homemade ice cream, live bluegrass music, children’s activities, pie eating contest.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 Computer Workshops: Word 2007 Basics, 2 p.m. Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Requires “Introducing the Computer” or equivalent skills. To register: 525-5431.
WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 30MAY 4 Community Spring Carnival hosted by the Knox North Lions Club at the corner of Emory Road and Blueberry Lane. Hours: 5-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Friday; 1-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: free; unlimited ride armbands: $20.
THURSDAY, MAY 1 Bee Friends beekeepers meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tazewell Campus of Walters State in the auditorium. Jay Heselschwerdt, the owner of Sweet Life Bees and a club member, will be speaking on natural and organic beekeeping. Living Well with Diabetes, 2-4 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Deadline to register: Tuesday, April 29. Info: 922-2552. Read About It; Talk About It: Halls Book Discussions, 1 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Selection to be discussed: “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Jennifer Chiaverini. Info: 922-2552. Moms Night Out Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Selection to be discussed: “Have Mother, Will Travel: a Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World” By Clair and Mia Fontaine.
FRIDAY, MAY 2 Biscuit Art exhibition opening reception, 6-9 p.m., outside Rala and Coffee & Chocolate. All art available for purchase beginning 5 p.m. exclusively at biscuitfest.com/art. International Biscuit Festival info:
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SATURDAY, MAY 3 Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 6 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Churchwide rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Fountain City UMC, 212 Hotel Road. Rain or shine. $3 Brown Bag-a-Bargain, noon-2 p.m. Hard Knox Roller Girls in roller derby doubleheader, 6 p.m., Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Ave. Brawlers vs Rollergirls of Central Kentucky; All Stars vs Little Steel Derby Girls, Tickets available at Coliseum box office. Info: www.hardknoxrollergirls.com. Registration for Knoxville 24 Hour Student Competition, 1-3 p.m., Scruffy City Hall, 32 Market Square. Workshop follows, 3-4 p.m.; Crew and Casting Call Mixer open to all participants, 4-6 p.m. Student registration: $20. Info: www.knoxvillefilms.com. Benefit for Ethan Anderson family, 4-7 p.m., Union County High School. Dinner for $6 includes spaghetti, bread, dessert and a drink; silent auction; bake sale. Ethan is a student at Union County who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Info/to donate: 332-9221. “Wheelchair Round Up,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tennova Turkey Creek. Sponsored by First Baptist Concord and Concord Christian School. Donations of manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and wheelchair parts will be collected for Wheels of the World, a program of Joni and Friends. Info: Steve Peek, email@example.com. Plant/Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., The Heiskell Community Center and the Heiskell UMC, 9420 Heiskell Road. Plants will be for sale in the Pavillion and rummage will be in the gym. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. Info: Rhonda Hackney, 219-8515, or Janice White, 548-0326. Flea market with bake sale, breakfast and lunch, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Central UMC, 201 E. Third Ave. Annual fundraiser for United Methodist Women. Rabies vaccination clinics, 2-4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per animal. Hosted by the Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association at the following schools: Central High School, East Knox Elementary School, Halls Elementary School, Inskip Elementary School, Northwest Middle School, Powell High School, Whittle Springs Middle School. Master Gardening: Beneficial Bugs and Butterfly Gardens, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Presented by members of Knox County Master Gardeners. Friends Mini Used Book Sale – Burlington, 1-5 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway.
SUNDAY, MAY 4 New Sunday evening worship service, 5 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway. Weather-permitting, Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on the lawn. No experience required. Noisy children and pets are welcome. Bring a picnic dinner if you like. Info: 5235687 or www.stjamesknox.org. Gospel singing, 6 p.m., New Beverly Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road. Featuring the Shireys. No charge, but love offering will be taken. Info: 546-0001; www.NewBeverly.org.
MONDAY, MAY 5 Schoolyard Garden Monday, 5 p.m., Paulette Elementary School. Topic: container planting for beauty, vegetables and herbs. Everyone welcome.
TUESDAY, MAY 6
Grainger County. This and That Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center Auditorium, 611 Winona St. Presented by the Senior Citizens Market Group.
THURSDAY, MAY 8 Union County High School band spring concert, 7 p.m., Union County High School auditorium. Annual plant sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Sale will continue for two weeks. Wildflowers, bushes, ferns, herbs and other plants. Baked goods also available. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net. Living Well with Diabetes, 2-4 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Deadline to register: Tuesday, May 6. Info: 922-2552.
FRIDAY, MAY 9 Union County Farm Day, 9:30 a.m.-lunch, Paulette Elementary School baseball field. Gala Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union County Senior Citizens Center, Main St. in Maynardville. Music, food, fun. All senior citizens welcome.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 9-10 Deadline to donate items to Shannondale Presbyterian Church’s “Upscale Yard Sale,” noon-4 p.m., at the church, 4600 Tazewell Pike. Sale will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 16-17. Proceeds go toward the bell tower renovations. Pick up for heavy items is available by calling 456-6923.
SATURDAY, MAY 10 Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 6 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Arts and craft bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fairview Baptist Church fellowship hall, 7424 Fairview Road, Corryton. Admission: $1. Concessions and more than 15 vendors on site. Proceeds to benefit a missionary internship in Guatemala. Rabies vaccination clinics, 2-4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per animal. Hosted by the Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association at the following schools: Brickey-McCloud Elementary School, Carter Middle School, Christenberry Elementary School, Copper Ridge Elementary School, Gibbs Elementary School, Norwood Elementary School, Ritta Elementary School, Shannondale Elementary School.
SUNDAY, MAY 11 Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk, 2 p.m., CCC stone building in Big Ridge State Park, Info: 206-9459 or firstname.lastname@example.org. New Sunday evening worship service, 5 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway. Weather-permitting, Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on the lawn. No experience required. Noisy children and pets are welcome. Bring a picnic dinner if you like. Info: 5235687 or www.stjamesknox.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 13 “Tofu Tasting” dinner, final session of Healthy Choices plant-based free cooking class, 6 p.m., North Knoxville Seventh-day Adventist Church fellowship hall, 6530 Fountain City Road. Info/to pre-register by May 9: 314-8204 or www.KnoxvilleInstep.com.
Neighborhood Watch meeting: Big Ridge 4th District, 7 p.m., Big Ridge Elementary School. 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.
Living Well with Diabetes, 2-4 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Deadline to register: Tuesday, May 13. Info: 922-2552.
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AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road. Into/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.
THURSDAY, MAY 15
Honor F Fountain ountain City Day Join J oin u uss M Memorial emorial D Day ay for some fun in the park! HONORING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS! New Beverly Twirlers Knoxville Zoo’s ZooMobile Musical Guests Include: Nostalgia, David Correll Band and the East Tennessee Concert Band. Keynote Speaker: Mayor Madeline Rogero
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Games for the kids, horse-drawn carriage rides & good eats including BBQ & homemade ice cream all available for purchase. Fountain City Town Hall will be selling bottled water, soft drinks and baked goods as well as this year’s T-shirt.
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â€˜Candy Ladyâ€™ finds help for swallowing problems When Dorothy Robbins of Sevierville visits Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, she usually brings a box of fresh peanut brittle or assorted ďŹ‚avors of tafďŹ es with her. â€œThey call me the Candy Lady,â€? said Robbins, 73. â€œIâ€™ve worked 40 years at the candy shop (Ole Smokey Candy Kitchen) in Gatlinburg. So I make a variety and take it to them. Dr. Jackson loves peanut brittle, so I always take him some.â€? Robbins tells a funny but harrowing story about the time in October 2011 when a 200-pound bear broke into the shop at night. Robbins and a coworker found him in the morning. â€œThere was a hole in the glass door and pecans everywhere,â€? Robbins recalled. The women called the police, who chased the bear out of the shop and right past Robbins. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency ofďŹ cials tried to trap him in the days
following, with no success. The incident made the news and can still be seen on YouTube. â€œI said we have the sweetest bear in town!â€? said Robbins. â€œHe was the smartest, too â€“ he picked our candy shop! And they never did catch him.â€? But that wasnâ€™t the ďŹ rst frightening experience for Robbins. In 1989, she successfully battled Hodgkinâ€™s lymphoma, undergoing 40 radiation treatments at Fort Sanders Regional. The treatments eliminated the cancer, but subsequent scarring from chest radiation narrowed her esophagus to the point where she couldnâ€™t eat without food getting caught. A narrowed esophagus can also be the result of acid reďŹ‚ux disease, a common ailment. â€œItâ€™s very frightening,â€? Robbins said. â€œPeople who have not had it happen to them donâ€™t know.â€?
Any food could get stuck in Robbinsâ€™ esophagus for days, especially foods like chicken or beef, she said. â€œI couldnâ€™t swallow anything else either, even saliva,â€? she added. â€œItâ€™s a scary thought when nothing will go down.â€? Robbins lived with the condition for many years. But about ďŹ ve years ago, she was referred to Dr. Mark Jackson, a gastroenterologist with Fort Sanders Regional. Jackson told Robbins he could â€œstretchâ€? her esophagus to help her swallow better. With Robbins under anesthesia, Jackson inserted an endoscope â€“ a tiny lighted video camera â€“ down her throat. He then used slender instruments to expand and stretch the narrow places. The procedure made a difference immediately, Robbins said, and she now has the treatment on a regular
Bodyâ€™s digestive train can be derailed When your co-worker phones the ofďŹ ce saying he or she has â€œstomach ďŹ‚u,â€? donâ€™t believe it. Thatâ€™s because the vomiting and diarrhea associated with the condition probably has nothing to do with the ďŹ‚u â€“ itâ€™s more likely to be gastroenteritis, one of the more common ailments that can go wrong with the super-sophisticated human plumbing we call the digestive system. Dr. Muhammed The mouth, Iqbal, Gastroenteresophagus, stomach, ologist large and small intestines, and anus are all part of the digestive system, with the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver and gallbladder also pitching in. Even nerves and blood play a major role in the digestive process. With so many body parts working together just to process that sausage biscuit you had for breakfast, it isnâ€™t surprising that sometimes things go wrong. In fact, an estimated 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by one digestive disease or another each year, resulting in 48.3 million visits to the doctor, 21.7 million hospitalizations and almost a quarter million deaths. Here are a few common conditions: â– Gastroenteritis â€“ Often called â€œstomach ďŹ‚u,â€? itâ€™s inďŹ‚ammation of the small intestine caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites. â– Gastroesophageal ReďŹ‚ux Disease (GERD) â€“ More commonly known as heartburn, symptoms occur when the stomach contents back up into the esophagus. Occasional GERD doesnâ€™t usually indicate a problem. â€œBut if itâ€™s persistent, if you have difďŹ culty or if you have weight loss, it needs to be evaluated,â€? said Dr. Mu-
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basis. At ďŹ rst she went every month, and now sees Jackson several times each year. Her procedure is done at the Center for Digestive Health at Fort Sanders Regional and takes about 15-20 minutes. â€œIâ€™m
down and back in a day,â€? said Robbins, noting that she eats softer foods immediately following ful doctor. That whole group, theyâ€™re great â€“ so wonderful the procedure. â€œDr. Jackson is a wonder- and caring.â€?
Sweet words from the Candy Lady, who can more easily swallow the foods she enjoys.
Time for â€˜gut checkâ€™? Tests can be life savers Tummy trouble? It may be time for a â€œgut check.â€? A variety of tests are available to help gastroenterologists (specialists in digestive disorders) diagnose and treat the cause of â€œGI blues.â€? The Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health has gastroenterologists Richard Cohn, MD; Jeffrey Brown, MD; Mark Jackson, MD; Muhammed Iqbal, MD; and Robert Pollack, MD, who offer a variety of diagnostic procedures, inDr. Mark Jackson, Gastroenterologist cluding the following:
Colonoscopy Colonoscopy is the examination of the entire colon (large intestine) to look for early signs of colon cancer (polyps). Usually an outpatient procedure, colonoscopy is performed by inserting a ďŹ‚exible lighted tube into the rectum. It requires intravenous sedation and adequate preparation to clean the colon. The exam will take about 20 minutes but can save your life. Colonoscopy screening is recommended for everyone at age 50 and every 10 years after that if the test is normal. People with a family history of colon cancer, inďŹ‚ammatory bowel disease or ulcerative colitis need to have the procedure at a younger age and more frequently. â€œColon cancer can be managed, treated and cured if found early,â€? says Dr. Jackson. â€œThe thing Iâ€™ve learned over the past 25 years is the importance of getting people past the fear and embarrassment of having to go through colonoscopy. The more people we can get screened the better.â€?
Capsule endoscopy (â€œPillCamâ€?) This high-tech procedure uses a pill-sized video camera to view images of the small intestine, which cannot be viewed with traditional upper endoscopy or colonoscopy. The camera
takes multiple pictures of the small intestine as it passes through the bowel. The most common use is to search for causes of bleeding from the small intestine. It can also be used to test for Crohnâ€™s disease and small bowel tumors. On the day prior to the procedure a laxative solution is given to cleanse the small intestine. The PillCam is then swallowed and passes through the digestive tract while transmitting video images to a recorder worn on the patientâ€™s belt. The test takes about eight hours.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) Upper GI endoscopy, sometimes called EGD, helps in diagnosing and treating esophagitis, heartburn, ulcers and bleeding. The procedure is the visual examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract using a lighted ďŹ‚exible endoscope. It is performed in an outpatient setting and utilizes intravenous sedation to relax the patient. The endoscope is inserted through the mouth into the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. The exam takes about 5-10 minutes.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) ERCP enables the physician to diagnose problems that involve the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas. In this procedure a ďŹ‚exible lighted tube is passed through the mouth and into the stomach and upper intestine to visualize the opening to ducts from the liver and pancreas. Once identiďŹ ed, a narrow plastic tube is passed through the scope into the duct, where a dye is injected and X-rays are taken. If the exam shows a gallstone or narrowing of the ducts, specialized equipment can be used to remove the stones or relieve the obstruction. The exam takes 30-60 minutes. For more information about gastroenterology services at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center or assistance in ďŹ nding a physician, call 865-541-4280.
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OPEN HOUSE • Sun, May 4 • 2-4pm 121 HONEY RIDGE WAY, KNOXVILLE TN 37924 - All brick, 2-story condo. Full ﬁn bsmt. Foyer w/hdwd ﬂooring. Open kit w/maple cabs, eat at bar & all appl. French doors in DR to covered patio out back. LR w/crown molding & corner gas FP. Mstr has WIC & mstr BA. Main has 2BR/2 full BAs. Laun rm on main. Down is all open w/corner FP, kitchenette, place for fridge, & eating area. 1BR w/oversized closet & full BA. Lg strg rm. Sep ent from lower patio. ADT Alarm Sys, 2 gas heat pack units 1 for each ﬂoor; 2-car gar. There are only 2, 2-story, units & this is the only one w/full ﬁn bsmt. Priced at only $207,600! Dir: I40 E, Exit 398 Left Strawberry Plains Pike. Right into Trentville Ridge. Unit on Right *End Unit*. DALE RD, POWDER SPRINGS – 53 acres, 2 barns, shed, lrg stocked pond, fenced w/creek. Great views of Clinch Mtn. Mins from Blaine, mins from Hwy 61 or 131! All hook-ups to water & elec are in front of property. Only 2 miles from Grainger/Union Cnty line – 5 miles from 131/61 split. Call Justin for more info 865-806-7407. LOT 110 HICKORY POINTE S/D – One of the best lots offered on main channel of Norris Lake. 1.01 acres, gated comm, wooded. Lays great all the way to the water. Dockable. Over 100' of shoreline. All ammenities of clubhouse, pool, boat launch. Priced to sell at $279,900.
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111 DANTE RD, KNOXVILLE Very nice 1/2 acre lot Zoned C-3 Commercial. Great loc just off I-75 at Callahan Dr behind Weigel’s. Offered at only $95,000. Call Justin today. Dir: I-75 to Callahan Dr (exit 110), right on Callahan to 111 Dante Rd. on left.
159 Summers, Maynardville – This listing includes all 3 cabins. Great family retreat in beautiful mountain setting. Walk back in time along the tranquil stone bordered pathways between the cabins. Includes a 16 X 24 workshop and 2 storage sheds. 2/10 mile to Norris Lake and 4/10 mile to Hickory Star Marina. Log cabin has fireplace and hardwood floors. All homes have heat and air. MLS#859084 $229,900
Here are some tips for successful showing & selling of your home. As your list agent, we can’t get you the price you want for your home unless it is in pristine move-in condition. That may mean no sticking drawers in the kitchen. No leaning fences. No rust-stained plumbing fixtures. The list can go on because buyers can get instantly turned off. 5 BIGGEST TURN-OFFS FOR HOMEBUYERS* OVERPRICING FOR THE MARKET: Overpricing your home is like trying to crash the country club without a membership. You'll be found out. If you ignored your agent's advice & listed at a higher price than recommended, you're going to get some negative feedback from buyers. The worse feedback is silence. That could include no showings & no offers. The problem with overpricing your home is that the buyers qualified for your home won't see it because they are shopping in a lower price range. The buyers who do will quickly realize that there are other homes in the same price range that offer more value. SMELLS: Smells can come from a number of sources: pets, lack of cleanliness, stale air, water damage and much more. You may not even notice it, but your agent may have hinted that something needs to be done. There's not a buyer in the world that will buy a home that smells unless they are an investor looking for a bargain. CLUTTER: Too much furniture confuses the eye; it makes it really difficult for buyers to see the actual room sizes. If the buyers can't see what they need to know, they will move on to another home, one that will allow them to walk through while focusing on their items in the home & not on just trying not to break any of yours. DEFERRED MAINTENANCE: Just like people age due to the effects of sun, wind and gravity, so do structures like your home. Your buyers want a home that has been wellmaintained. They don't want to wonder what needs to
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3116 Walnoaks Rd, Norwood! $109,900! Darling Updated Ranch w/ approx 1150 SF, 3 BR/1.5BA, hardwood ﬂoors throughout, gorgeous updated kitchen w/solid surface tops, glass tile backsplash, LR & DR, laundry room, carport, covered deck, huge fenced backyard! Convenient to UT, West Knox & interstate! MLS# 868268
Fountain City – This charmer has been completely re-done inside and out! Original hdwds have been refinished, new tile surround & floor in BA, new wainscoting, crown molding and chair rail, windows replaced, space savers in closets, new kit appl, extra insulation in attic, strg bldg w/power and great yard for entertaining! $124,900 MLS# 882516
Halls – Great corner lot in quiet neighborhood! Level fenced backyard backs up to the Fruit and Berry Patch. Upstairs has living area, dining, and kit combo, split BRs, FP, good size kit, L -shaped den in the bsmnt plus walk-in laundry and 1/2 BA. Oversized garage. $159,900 MLS# 883266
< Fountain City – Lots of room in this tri-level just off the Dogwood Trail! Pretty hdwds including the staircase. Spacious kit has dining and sitting areas, formal LR on main level and den in the bsmnt, 3 ‘’full’’ BAs, oversized gar w/plenty of storage, wooded lot. 189,900 MLS# 883239
5026 Brown Gap Road, Halls! $76,900! Rural Development Eligible w/$100 Down Payment for qualiﬁed buyer! A real dollhouse on approx 6/10 of an acre, 2BR/1BA, tucked away, country setting w/ long driveway, minutes to schools, shopping & interstate! Recent updates include carpet, vinyl ﬂooring, roof, heat/air, appliances including range, dishwasher & washer/dryer, refrigerator, LR, DR, opens to kitchen w/new countertops, laundry room, updated BA, deck, screened porch, huge level lot w/garden spot, detached 24x24 (approx.) garage w/220 & 110 wiring. MLS 874081 7916 Aultom Ln, Powell! $115,900! Rural Development Eligible w/$100 down payment for qualiﬁed buyer! Sprawling ranch approx 1840 SF, on almost 1 acre, level lot not in S/D! 3BR/2BA including whirlpool tub & sep shwr in mastr. Addtl mastr w/adj 1/2 BA, eat-in kit, greatroom w/masonary chimney for wood-burning stove, deck, patio, detached workshop w/ 220 elec for air compressor, welder, also has chimney for wood burning stove. MLS # 868259
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Summer Rd, Maynardville – Two beautiful acres of hardwood trees on a good level building site, surrounded by hills and valleys. Close to Hickory Star Marina and Norris Lake. Hickory Star is a full-service marina with a floating restaurant, campground and large swimming pool. Priced for quick sale! MLS#879348 $14,950 171 Shelly Sharps Chapel – Well-Maintained, beautiful log cabin with spectacular view of Norris lake. Relax on the scenic porch or take a short walk to lake. Gorgeous stone fireplace, 2BR/1BA downstairs. A fabulous loft bedroom and private bath upstairs, with a spectacular view of the lake. Walkout basement could be converted into additional living area. All on almost 2 beautiful acres. Recent updates include: Outside of home stained, windows tinted, tie in to city water in addition to well. 1 Yr. warranty. MLS#859259 $242,950
be fixed next or how much it will cost. Many buyers will look at those obvious repairs & wonder what else needs work but is hidden to them until they would move in. DATED DÉCOR: The reason people are looking at your home instead of buying brand new is because of cost & location. Just like they want a home in good repair, they want a home that is updated. If you are leaving the updating to your buyer, they will look at calculating the costs needed to bring the house into the modern era & want to reduce what they are willing to pay you for it. In addition, many buyers can't afford to make those updates immediately & will look for a home that is already updated, meaning your home will sit on the market longer. There begins a difficult cycle. The longer it’s on the market, the less a buyer wants to offer, so your investment doesn’t profit as you had hoped. You end up stuck with an asset that isn't selling. In conclusion, the market can be a brutal mirror. Anyone who has gone through the preparations for showing a home can tell you that the less that has to happen the better. Making sure the home you are selling is in readyto-go shape only makes the whole process much more pleasant for all. *Taken from an article by Blanche Evans in Realty Times. For the entire article & others, go to my webpage www.taushaprice.com/blog Give me a call if you would like me to help you prepare your home for the market. Remember: "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" Tausha Price that is!!
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Wheelchair Round Up First Baptist Concord, its Helping Hands Ministry and Concord Christian School will host Wheelchair Round Up 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Tennova Turkey Creek. Manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and wheelchair parts will be collected to benefit Wheels of the World, a program of Joni and Friends, which provides free wheelchairs and other assistance equipment to disabled children and adults worldwide. All donated equipment will be transported to Wheels for the World restoration centers at correctional facilities where inmates restore the wheelchairs and mobility equipment to like-new condition. The equipment is then transported to developing countries. Info: email@example.com.
to soar above Powell By Cindy Taylor Knox North Lions Club Spring Carnival arrives this week and will bring fun rides for the little ones and screamers for the bigger kids. Gold Medal Shows will set up at the Yow property on the corner of Emory Road and Blueberry Lane next to Hardee’s Wednesday, April 30, and will be in place with rides for all ages, food and fun until May 4. Advance tickets for Wednesday or Thursday are still available at Computer Depot, UT Federal Credit Union Emory Road branch, First Century Bank on Emory Road, Food City Powell and Enix Jewelers in Halls for $15 each. Carnival hours will be 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1; 5-11 p.m. Friday, May 2; and 1-11 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4. Advance tickets are also available for $15 each through the Powell High School baseball team. Mark your calendar now and plan to bring the family for a time of rides, food and fun in a community atmosphere.
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