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FIRST WORDS Creative ways to build sidewalks By Nick Della Volpe We need your help. As a city councilman, you often hear from neighborhood groups and individuals about the need/ desire for more sidewalks, a safer way to get around the neighborhood on foot or bike. In a May Della Volpe 10 Shopper article, I wrote about the five criteria the city’s engineers use to assign priority to sidewalk segments to build. Let’s focus on quantity. Currently, Knoxville builds roughly a mile-plus of new sidewalks and rebuilds another mile-plus of reworked/repaired walks each budget year. How can we build more? If you skip over the restrictions of topography and space limitations, that work generally costs over $1 million per mile. Indeed, it is estimated that retrofitting sidewalks in established areas costs about $300 per running foot, considering land acquisition cost, plans, stormwater drainage (piping and infrastructure), curbs, ADA requirements and the actual concrete pad work. Most of this work is contracted out by the city, although our Public Service crews tackle small segment repairs and replacement, when a break in regular work permits. Public Service is also building some greenway segments. How can we improve on our sidewalk build-out rate? More money is the simple answer, but that resource is as scarce as a pinch of saffron for your next paella. City government services already cost some $215 million of your annual tax dollars. A general tax increase, anyone? Didn’t think so. Realistically, we have to look for creative solutions. That’s where you come in. One obvious solution is to require new subdivisions to include sidewalks in their design and build-out. When built as part of that original build-out and grading, the cost is much lower, estimated at $100 per foot (it depends on drainage, grade, etc.) – roughly 1/3 of the cost of a retrofit. To page A-2

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offering more than ever before Student Brenda Hamilton takes painting instruction from Aurora Bull during a workshop at Fountain City Art Center.

By Shannon Carey Fountain City folks of a certain age might remember that mid-century modern building next door to the swings at Fountain City Park as the old Fountain City Library, but some are still surprised that the

Kim Hansard to headline Halls schools centennial celebration By Ruth White Halls schools graduate and talk radio personality Kim Hansard will serve as master of ceremonies for a gala event celebrating 100 years of Halls schools, to be held 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Foundry near World’s Fair Park in Knoxville. The event will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction, and dress is cocktail attire. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the Halls Elementary or Halls Middle school offices or online at (search “Halls School Centennial Gala”) or Facebook (search “Halls Schools Centennial Celebration”). Event sponsorships are also available. Gold level is $1,500, silver is $1,000, and bronze is $750. You may also sponsor a teacher to attend the gala for $50. All proceeds will go to benefit Halls Elementary and Halls Middle.

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Those with Halls schools stories or memorabilia to share are encouraged to do so on the gala’s Facebook page. If memorabilia is not digital, it may be brought to the school offices for display at the gala. Items will be labeled and returned after the event. The event coordinators are seeking community support to help continue and strengthen the educational opportunities available at Halls schools. Those who would like to make a direct donation may do so by contacting Halls Elementary School principal Chris Henderson. Info: 865-922-7445 or chris.

the beating heart of this thriving creative hub. A retired French and English teacher, Williams joined the Fountain City Art Guild in 2002 and heard members talk about To page A-2

Halls Ahead

seeks street lights By Sandra Clark

lawsuit brought by two female supervisors whom Hammond fired shortly after taking office in September 2014. The firings of Debra Sewell, 62, and Jean Smathers, 68, cleared the Knox County’s clerk of Crimiway for Hammond nal and Fourth Circuit courts, to hire or promote Mike Hammond, has a pattern of younger individubehavior that recently cost county Hammond als. taxpayers almost $200,000. They probably would have won The latest scrum was the settlement of an age discrimination at trial, but trials are expensive


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Take this as it’s written: it’s gossip, it’s fun and some of it is even true. ■■ Street lights: Halls Business & Professional Association leaders have set a meeting with Mayor Tim Burchett to ask for support street lights on the new stretch of Maynardville Pike up to the high school. The Halls Ahead promotion is comprehensive, but as VP Bobby Hubbs says, “How can you market what you can’t see?” And there’s a big safety factor, too. ■■ Firestone: That’s the word on the street for the space previously known as Mynatt Bros. Hardware and Furniture. So those hoping for fine dining must continue the wait. Unless your meal of choice is rubber.

■■ Tindell Inc. is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2017. It’s the oldest business in Halls for sure, and this writer was there at the beginning, using Civil War era photography to capture the first Tindell and his rolling sawmill. Carl’s grandpa could have rolled to downtown Knoxville or even Nashville, but he stopped on Norris Freeway and we’re all the better for it. ■■ HBPA: Sgt. Tom Walker of the Sheriff’s Office gang unit will speak at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Beaver Brook Country Club. It’s the best $10 lunch in town. The March 21 speaker will be Wayne Blasius, director of the East Tennessee Community Design Center. The HBPA has contributed $1,500 toward a study of Beaver Creek.

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and uncertain and three years is a long time to wait for compensation, so they settled. Smathers received $57,500, Sewell got $65,000 and Knox County paid their attorney, Jeffrey C. Taylor, $28,100.50 per client. Hammond could have avoided this with better personnel practices. Richard Julian, manager of Knox County’s human resources department, said the employee handbook clearly outlines a progressive discipline procedure. (Hammond has opted his office

out of the county’s HR department.) “Do an annual performance review,” Julian said. “If you want improvement, put it in writing.” The next steps are verbal warning, written reprimand, suspension up to 10 days without pay and termination. “I can’t imagine why anyone would not go through these steps,” Julian said. Another way to terminate is simply to abolish an unneeded position. To page A-3 2704 Mineral Springs Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917 Ph. (865) 687-4537

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Unique, handmade jewelry is just one item A handbuilt clay vase by Judy Brater, who will you’ll find in the Parkside Gift Shop, located teach upcoming classes at the Fountain City Art inside Fountain City Art Center. Center. Photo submitted

Fountain City Art Center wanting a gallery space in which to show their Matthew Little instructs Chris Skelly on clarinet in LeGrand Music Studios, located inside Founwork. tain City Art Center. Photo by S. Carey But, rents in retail spaces were prohibitiveFrom page A-1 ly expensive. Those dollars would be well invested plans by the East Tennessee Community For mer – buyers will reward the builders for the Design Center? Williams guild presihigher property value conveyed. ■■Scour and reach out to state and dent Lanelle Holley called What else might be tried? Let me federal grants that might aid non-pollutWilliams’ attention to the jump-start your thoughts: ing transportation. soon-to-be-vacant library ■■Have the city build more sidewalks ■■Start a build-a-sidewalk lottery building, and the rest is in-house, hiring a full time crew (e.g., four (probably requires state legislation) with history. The Art Center has or five masons and laborers plus a Bobcat the proceeds dedicated exclusively to developed a community of operator and a carpenter). They could prog- building more sidewalks. Hey, we are its own, one that Williams ress block by block virtually year-round. sending kids to college already. hopes will continue to grow ■■Devise a subscription fee or tax sur■■Where the topography is relatively for many years to come. charge, block by block, to fund addition- flat, substitute a ground-level, meander“One of my main things in al contractor services where neighbors ing path through the edge of front yards life is getting people together agree to pay. I remember years ago KUB – essentially a greenway. Give them an and forming new friendinstituted a sewer-improvement charge easement. Mom could easily mow right ships and getting a sense of for their build-out. over the grass without edging. achievement and belonging ■■Organize skilled, in-community ■■Seek business sponsors, award decentered around creativity,” handy-dads to tackle one block at a time; velopment mitigation credit for sidewalk she said. “Literally, it makes recognizing that they would have to additions. my life. We’ve been here goclear plans with the city engineers (there That’s just a start. I’ve asked my ing on 14 years, and every are ADA, drainage and material issues). district neighborhoods to discuss this year it gets better and better.” Realistically, they might need a volunat their next meeting. You may have the FCAC is three arts orgateer architect or engineer to prepare answer. So, put on your thinking caps. nizations under one roof. plans for approval. Consider generic Let’s rise up out of the ditches! The art center itself is a nonprofit dedicated to providing arts opportunities, including shows and classKeller-Williams Bearden/ es, to the community. Funds are available to help those, North Knoxville including children, who might not be able to afford art classes. Classes range

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offered by Julia Mullins and Judy Brater. “The objects they will make are so beautiful,” said Williams. Funding for FCAC activities comes from donors and grants, and grant application help comes from Liza Zenni at the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance. Volunteers play a huge role in keeping FCAC’s doors open, including Sue Lane, Mary Secrist, Charlotte Walton, Bob Meadows and many more. But, more volunteers are always needed, and new people getting involved are vital to FCAC’s future. “I just invite everybody to be aware of our show openings and become aware of the FCAC as a community resource to expose yourself and your kids to the arts,” Williams said. Fountain City Art Center is at 213 Hotel Avenue. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Info: Fountain City Art Center and Parkside Gift Shop, or 865-357ARTS; LeGrand Music Studios, 865-686-2067 or www.

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from painting and drawing to bookmaking and pottery. Another wing, LeGrand Music Studios, is a for-profit business with a soundproofed room near the east end of the building. There, professional musicians offer private lessons, group classes, and ensemble music opportunities to all ages. Finally, the Parkside Gift Shop has a variety of juried items available for purchase. Many of the artists and crafters with items in the gift shop are FCAC members, and all items are handmade. Gifts include jewelry, woodwork, original art and prints, cards and more. On top of all that, the Fountain City Art Guild remains active in the FCAC, holding their meetings in the FCAC meeting space. Right now, the annual FCAC Theme Show is gracing the art center’s gallery space. The theme is “Just Imagine,” and the show will run through March 2. It will be followed by a joint show of the Knoxville Book Arts Guild and Southern Appalachian Nature Photography, which will open March 10 and run through April 6. Williams is especially excited about upcoming classes and workshops on clay, handbuilt and thrown,

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Artist Sheri Treadwell lives her passion Though she moved back to her native California five years ago after 18 years in Knoxville, Sheri Treadwell, former owner of Good Life Gallery in Fountain City, visits East Tennessee often. “Oh, I miss it,” she says. “Tennesseans really make friends when they make friends, and they keep them forever!” Primarily a sculptor, with one of her pieces in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, Treadwell now focuses on what she calls “wearable art.” “My current work reflects a ‘smalling down’ of the sculptures. I’ve always

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been interested in feminine forms; I’ve been sculpting women for a long time in sort of a quasi-fantasy aspect.” She’s drawn to biomimicry – a concept found in science as well as art and architecture. The lithe, vine-laden Art Nouveau forms of the early 20th century are an example of the style. Treadwell forms her pieces out of polymer

clay, then paints, distresses and textures them. Each is unique. She sells her work at fairs, festivals and trunk shows. “I take them where I want to go. It’s a fun way to travel,” she says. “I’ve found that the way people connect to my work provokes really interesting conversations. I think that, for them, meeting the artist and getting to ask me where that face or inspiration came from is a little bit of magic.” Treadwell also has a knack for finding exactly the right item. “It’s because I know the piece so well, and there’s some spark between the way it speaks to me and the way the person

speaks to me. What is that song? ‘Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match’

– I feel like a matchmaker when it comes to pairing my work with people.” Recently, she joined with Broadway Studios and Gallery to host a “bohemian event in an evening” complete with a gypsy tarot card reader and belly dancers. “It’s not enough anymore to just have a display of your work; it has to create a mood,” she says. “That sets the scene for people to imagine themselves into your work.” She also sells online at and says that there was “nothing natural about” her mostly-self-taught foray into web-based marketing.

“It was hard work to switch over from the old way of selling,” she says. “I had a really hard time finding people who understood what I was trying to convey. But truly I’m a real self-starter and always have been; I’ve never worked for anyone else. It was a matter of saying, ‘OK, here’s what I need, how do I do this, can I hire an expert’ and learning to do it myself.” She admits, “I find the whole thing fun. But mostly I love to make the work. I think every single artist on the planet would spend their lives just making their work if they could.”

Fourth Circuit for 30 years From page A-1 for creating whatever atmosphere was there. The judge were dubbed “good love gone sets the tenor,” the lawyer said. bad” days. “Ms. Sewell and Ms. Hammond has said the office is running more Smathers were the go-to smoothly now, but a veteran people in that office. When lawyer who has handled di- you needed a question anvorce cases for decades said swered or something done, any changes in the office you went to them. I’d say culture are due to Swann’s they have more friends in successor, Judge Greg Mc- the courthouse than Mike Hammond. This was a deMillan. “You need look no further bacle. He took that office’s than the judge who sat in institutional memory out in

one day.” Clashes with women are becoming a hallmark of Hammond’s post-county commission career (he is a career radio broadcaster who served as a county commissioner for 10 years). He ran unopposed in 2014 after unleashing a barrage of withering attacks on his predecessor, Joy McCroskey, who chose not to stand for re-election. Next he took aim at the county’s other court clerk,

Cathy Quist Shanks, who heads operations for the balance of Circuit Court as well as Juvenile and General Sessions courts. Late last year, in a memo to Mayor Tim Burchett marked “Confidential,” he outlined a plan to consolidate his office with that of Shanks. She quickly criticized his plan, saying he was trying to make himself a “super clerk” who would control hundreds of jobs and a massive budget. Hammond retreated.

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Age discrimination settlement costs $$$ Hammond gave no reason for the terminations initially, but when the women filed suit in March 2016, he denounced them for running a disorganized, chaotic office permeated by a “circus atmosphere” that allowed lawyers free run of the place. This accusation was puzzling, even infuriating, to many lawyers who used the

office. Fourth Circuit Court was the domain of Judge William Swann, who retired in 2014. His penchant for issuing orders of protection brought massive, angry and often unruly crowds to the City County building on Thursdays, where feuding parties waited for their cases to be called. Extra security was required, and OP Thursdays

Gibbs, Halls compete at Division I AAA wrestling tourney The following are the results for Gibbs High School’s wrestling team at the Division I AAA tournament: Championship round one, Summit defeated Gibbs, 54-19. Winning matches for the Eagles included Matthew Maxwell, 138 lbs., over Steven Tierney by a fall; Hunter Fortner, 182 lbs., over Zack Carney by decision 7-2; Joel Griffin, 195 lbs., over Tanner Choate by major decision, 10-1; and Elijah Lawson, 220 lbs., by forfeit. Consolation round one, Maryville defeated Gibbs, 46-25. Winning matches for Gibbs included John Joiner, 126 lbs., over Parker Hill by decision 10-7; Landon Adzima, 132 lbs., over Michael Steverson by decision, 9-2; Matthew Maxwell, 138 lbs., over Carter Harris by fall 1:20; Noel Leyva, 160 lbs., over Samuel Morris major decision, 13-4; Hunter Fortner, 182 lbs., over Morgan Bate by fall, 1:49; and Elijah Lawson, 195 lbs., over Hunter Price by decision 6-5. In round one of Division I AAA wrestling, Halls fell to Bradley County, 45-24. Winning matches for Halls included Chris Nielsen, 120 lbs., over Trey Hicks by fall 5:28; Tolliver Justice, 126 lbs., over Ethan Anderson by decision 4-1; Blake Hunter, 152 lbs., over William Kaylor by fall 3:29; Colton McMahan, 170 lbs., over Caleb Adkins by decision 5-2; and Brent Buckman, 182 lbs., (Halls) over Trey Johnson III by fall 0:52. Consolation round one, Halls defeated Houston, 47-24. Winning matches for Halls included Christian Lay, 106 lbs., over Eric Becerra by fall 0:41; Ian Morgan, 113 lbs, over Mason Bowden by TF 17-2; Chris Nielsen, 120 lbs., over Nate Kinnear by fall 3:16; Tolliver Justice, 126 lbs., over Tanner Spiecha, TF 18-2; Chase Brown, 132 lbs, over Collin Fish-

er by fall 1:03; Hunter Hunley, 145 lbs., over Justin Branham by TF 15-0; Blake Hunter, 152 lbs., over Cade Young by fall 1:43; Colton McMahan, 170 lbs., over Joseph Dawson by TF 19-4 and Brent Buckman, 182 lbs., over Luke Flemming by decision, 5-0. Consolation round two, Halls defeated Summit, 38-36. Winning matches for Halls in round two included Chris Nielsen over Logan Powers by fall 2:34; Chase Brown over Miles Grady by fall 3:17; Zack Kennedy, 145 lbs., over Steven Tierney by fall 0:33; Colton McMahan over Sawyer Knott by major decision 20-6; Brent Buckman over Zack Carney by major decision 110; and Brandon Elkins over Tanner Choate by fall 2:35. Consolation round three, Halls defeated Wilson Central, 36-33. Round three match winners included Ian Morgan, 113 lbs., over Gage Bachus by fall 1:14; Chase Brown over Alex Pergande by decision 8-6; Zack Kennedy over Josh Murray by fall 2:37; Blake Hunter by forfeit; Colton McMahan by forfeit; Brent Buckman over Damon Smith, SV-1 7-5; and Brandon Elkins over Aundres’ Trotter by fall 3:48. Consolation round, semifinals, Tennessee High defeated Halls, 42-34. Halls finished top six in the state duals. Winning matches in the semifinals for Halls included Chris Neilsen over Judson McCray, by decision 6-1; Tolliver Justice over Dominic Fields by fall 1:52; Chase Brown over Logan Ferguson by major decision 10-1; Zack Kennedy over Nathan Johnson by fall 1:29; Colton McMahan over Bryson Henley by decision 5-2; Brent Buckman over Logan Fields by fall 0:36 and Lucas Harp, 195 lbs., over Cooper Jenkins by fall 3:48.

The Halls Crossroads Women’s League will host their annual rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Halls Senior Center, 4405 Crippen Road. Come and be the first to find your bargain and some “new-to-you” treasures. Choose from gently used household goods, toys,

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linens, furniture, knickknacks and other previously loved items. The league welcomes items from the public, and they can be dropped off at the Senior Center, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 3. Clothing items are not included in the sale.

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In this scrapbook photo, the late Charles McDaniel is hard at work at Here’s Hope Mission House, now known as Hope Mission of the Crossroads, which he helped found.

Hope Mission volunteer Lynn Miller is hard at work bringing in bags of clothing to be sorted and cleaned.

McDaniel’s memory alive at Hope Mission By Shannon Carey Every Thursday in a brick house at Harbison’s Crossroads, a group of friends is carrying on the legacy of one man who cared a lot. That man is the late Charles McDaniel, a well-known member of the Gibbs community and Clear Springs Baptist Church, and that legacy is Hope Mission of the Crossroads. McDaniel helped found the mission, originally named Here’s Hope Mission House, in September 2011, to provide clothing and household items to those in need. But he was helping the poor long before 2011, even before he joined Clear Springs. Hope Mission director Lynn Miller said McDaniel started going on mission trips to economically depressed areas of Kentucky when he was a member of North Acres Baptist Church. When he joined Clear Springs, the church had already purchased land in the heart of Gibbs between Emory Road and Tazewell Pike for a new church. And that land included a brick basement ranch-style house fronting on Tazewell Pike. “He came to Clear Springs, this house was available, and he put it together and here we go,” said Miller. The mission was twofold: to help people in need local-

ly and in Sneedville, located in economically depressed Hancock County, Tennessee. Once a year at the end of March, Hope Mission volunteers travel to Sneedville to give folks clothes, shoes, blankets and more. They have free barbecue, gospel music and a Bible lesson. They throw similar parties at the Mission House, one each spring and again in August for back-to-school time. The house is also open to the public every second and fourth Thursday for people in need to drop in. Other Thursdays are for sorting and stocking. The mission sends items to Angelic Ministries and Lost Sheep Ministry in Knoxville, too. Miller said many people in Sneedville suffer under unbearable poverty. “They are in one of the most unemployed counties in the state of Tennessee,” he said. “There are jobs in Rogersville or Morristown, but they’re so far away they can’t afford the gas. Some of them don’t have doors on their trailers. We give out emergency blankets and you’ll see those blankets hanging over their doors to keep the cold out.” The real mission, though, is to minister to people’s souls. “We can give clothes away all day long,” said

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Here I am Hope Mission volunteers Sue Irwin, Glenda Vineyard and Jo Miller stand in the women’s clothing room at the mission house. Miller. “But the bottom line is we’re going to get people saved. We witness to them every time we get a chance.” Miller’s wife and son, Jo and Les, along with friends Argil and Glenda Vineyard and Sue Irwin, are also active in the mission. Ask them and they’ll tell you all the moving stories from their time with the Mission House, like the little boy who just wanted a Christmas tree, or the woman who led her grandson to Christ with a Bible she received at the mission. And all of them say their lives have been enriched through the mission. “God’s love sums it up,” said Argil. “We want his will to be done.” When McDaniel passed away, the Mission House board of directors found themselves without their energetic leader, but the core group buckled down and kept the mission going, along with McDaniel’s wife, Cathy, who serves on the board of directors. “When Charley passed it was a big shock,” said Argil.

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“What do we do now? We didn’t have the answer, but the Lord provided us with an answer.” “We want to go where we can help people and where we can share God and his spirit. We use what we have to get in the door,” said Glenda. Hope Mission of the Crossroads is always accepting donations of clothing, shoes and household items. They do not accept televisions or child car seats that have passed the expiration date. Right now, the mission is in need of volunteers who can lift furniture. “We’re here for everybody, and we always take donations,” said Jo. “And if they can’t donate, we could use their prayers,” added Argil. Hope Mission at the Crossroads is at 7336 Tazewell Pike, Corryton, and hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., every second and fourth Thursday. Info: 865-688-7674


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■■ Cross Roads Presbyterian, 4329 E. Emory Road, hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-7 p.m. each second Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. ■■ Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6125 Lacy Road, offers Children’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each third Saturday. Free to those in the 37912/37849 ZIP code area.

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■■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, hosts MAPS (Mothers At Prayer Service) noon each Friday. Info: Edna Hensley, 771-7788. ■■ Fountain City UMC, 212 Hotel Road, hosts GriefShare, 6:30-8 p.m. each Wednesday in room 112. The support group is offered for those who are dealing with the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Cost: $15 for workbook. Info: 689-5175. ■■ Halls Christian Church, 4805 Fort Sumter Road, will host a new study on Bible

topics 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays through April 9. The church hosts a women’s Bible study 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Info: 922-4210. ■■ Powell Church, 323 W. Emory Road, hosts Recovery at Powell each Thursday. Dinner, 5:45 p.m.; worship, 6:30; groups, 7:40. The program embraces people who struggle with addiction, compulsive behaviors, loss and life challenges. Info: or 938-2741. ■■ St. Paul UMC Fountain City, 4014 Garden Drive, hosts Agape’ Café’ each fourth Wednesday. Dinner is served 5:30-7 p.m., and the public is invited. Feb. 22 program: Becca Wyatt of Zoo Knoxville. Info: 687-2952.

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Halls schools celebrate 100th day of 100th year

Halls Elementary held a contest to see who could wear the oldest Halls gear in celebration of the 100th year. Second-grader Lily Johnson wore a letter sweater from 1952 that belonged to a family member.

Brickey-McCloud crowns spelling bee champ

Alayna Heffner was crowned spelling bee champion at Brickey-McCloud Elementary. Alayna nudged out runner-up Ethan Johnson for the title and will represent the school at the Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 4. Photo by Ruth White

Area spelling bee winners announced Area schools wrapped up their spelling bees and the winners are preparing to participate in the upcoming regional bee on Saturday, March 4. Students at Halls Elementary went deep in the round count as three students battled for first place. Cook Lawson When the final word was spelled, Delaney Lawson emerged the winner. Emma runner-up and Ella Wolfe Grace Cook was a very close placed third.

To celebrate the 100th day of the 100th year of Halls schools, HES teacher Bonnie Bentley wore every shirt she has collected since she began working at the school. Photos submitted

Moore, Stanley ink with Tusculum

Central High football players Shermar Moore and Teakok Stanley signed to play at Tusculum College. Coach Bryson Rosser called it a big day for the Central football family as friends and family filled the library to join the celebration for these two Bobcats. Shermar was part of the mentoring program that players supported, giving back to the community. Rosser called him a “hard worker” and said that Tusculum was a great place for him to continue his football career. While at TC, he plans to study sports management. Joining in Shermar’s big day were his family, Erica Sutton, Jim Sutton, Dion Lee and tons of friends and teammates. Teakok came to Central from Georgia his sophomore year, and took pride in giving back to the communiTop spellers in the Sterchi Elementary bee were Kaylene Letsing ty as a mentor. Rosser called (runner-up) and Hannah Blake (champion). Hannah will repre- him “one of the best examples of a student athlete.” sent the school at the Regional Spelling bee. Photo submitted While attending Tusculum,

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Davies signs with Carson-Newman Central High’s Tyler Davies recently signed his letter of intent to play football at CarsonNewman next year. Tyler played on the Bobcats’ defensive line, and although he was sidelined with some injuries, coach Bryson Rosser called him a “great help to the team” and a leader. Tyler was involved Tyler Davies in a mentoring program at Gresham Middle School and very active in the team’s many community service projects. He recently earned a spot at the Bor-

der Bowl, featuring top players from Kentucky and Tennessee. He selected Carson-Newman because of the great atmosphere and the feeling of home while visiting the campus. He plans to study business/sports management while in college. Tyler believes that the good discipline habits in the classroom and in the weight room will be beneficial to him at the collegiate level. Joining in the celebration were his parents, Greg Davies and Kelly Searle, stepparents Krista Davies, Darrin Searle and stepsiblings Sabrina and Amber Searle, Joseph and Becca Sheppard, teammates and friends.

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meets noon each second Tuesday, Jubilee Banquet Facility. President is Bart Elkins, pastorbart2911@ or 859-9260. ■■ UT College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series: Robert B. Church Lecture, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, McCarty Auditorium, Room 109 in the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Guest speaker: Brad Collett, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences with a faculty appointment to the landscape architecture program in the College of Architecture and Design. Free and open to the public.

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Most interesting Volunteer The civic club speech was “Highly favored, richly blessed.” My modest remarks included tidbits about Sarah and Tom Siler and Ralph Millett and Roland Julian and a who’s-who of Tennessee sports names that are or were at least a small part of my life – all the way back to Nathan W. Dougherty, who tipped a nickel each week for newspaper delivery, Robert R. Neyland when he was bigger than his bronze statue and even an interesting sophomore tailback, John Majors, in a 1954 geography class. “Any questions?” said the host. From a face in the crowd: “Of all those, the hundreds or a thousand, who was the most interesting?” I was suddenly speechless. No way I was going to answer that. No way. But the wheels started whirring. Stu Aberdeen. Condredge Holloway. Dewey Warren. Richmond Flowers. Ernie Grunfeld. Ray Bussard. Peyton Manning. Willie Gault. Pat Summitt. Howard Bayne. Steve Kiner. A.W. Davis. Reggie White. Chuck Rohe. I shook my head and said

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there were too many interesting choices. I offered the valid excuse that the mind plays tricks in old age and got the heck out of there – to a standing ovation I am sure. After all, others were leaving, too. That afternoon, “most interesting” came back time and time again. I thought of Coppley Vickers and Doug Atkins and Phil Garner and Lester McClain and Orby Lee Bowling. More and more, many more. I finally got around to Robert Allen Dickey, baseball pitcher and English lit major of the mid-1990s, avid reader, academic AllAmerican, Olympic star. He was the first-round draft choice who lost $735,000 in bonus money when the Texas Rangers discovered his right elbow lacked an ulnar collateral ligament. He did the bouncearound, sometimes here

but mostly there. I recalled an unusual game with the Buffalo Bisons against the Durham Bulls. R.A. gave up a leadoff single and retired the next 27 batters. He eventually got paid, as in many millions, when he mastered the rare art of delivering an angry knuckleball, not a butterfly, for strikes. He had one-hitters back to back and set a bunch of records. He won 20 games and the National League Cy Young Award in 2012 with the New York Mets. He got a really big payday from the Toronto Blue Jays. He will appear this summer, at age 42, with the Atlanta Braves. Dickey is married to Anne Bartholomew of the famous Middle Tennessee football family. They have four children. He is very interesting. He is the only former Vol to have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He got that urge from his boyhood read of Hemingway. His risky mission was to raise funds and awareness for one of his charitable projects, the prevention or reduction of trafficking of women in India. Dickey is an evangelical

Christian who helps Honoring the Father ministries in Ocala, Fla. It sends medical supplies, powdered milk and baseball equipment to impoverished youth in Latin America. He has been profiled on “60 Minutes” and featured in The New Yorker. He wrote a very personal book, a jagged, cutting memoir, “Wherever I Wind Up,” that describes sexual abuse by a baby sitter, tough times growing up with an alcoholic mother, his sins as a husband and how close he came to suicide. R.A. Dickey is the only exVol with an honorary doctorate from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. He spoke to graduates of the Anglican theological school. “This life is about changing other lives; it’s about introducing people to the hope of Christ.” Dickey has been called the smartest player in baseball. I can’t substantiate that. Some of the stuff he reads and talks about is above my understanding. I can say, based on Tennessee sports family standards, he is very interesting. So is Joshua Dobbs.

Slate of women campaigning to head Knox Dems the usual suspects, that position. citing two UT offiGregg said one of cials, Chris Cimino, her first priorities vice chancellor for is to organize and finance and adminsustain the wave of istration for the energy generated Knoxville campus, by the inauguration and Butch Peccolo, of President Donald former UT treasurTrump. er, who were nudged “Volunteers are Allie Cohn Emily Gregg Jon Shefner out of meetings concoming to us left and right, from every di- subcommittee that is mov- ducted by the state’s Office rection,” she said. “We get ing to heal lingering Bernie/ of Customer Focused Government when they started Betty three or four signups on our Hillary party rifts. “People do want to talk voicing doubts about outBean website every day because people are so concerned, so about it – in a positive sourcing. “There are two ways to we want to focus on build- way,” Cohn said. “A lot of She got active in KCDP ing the party’s infrastruc- people chose not to vote. make money by outsourcas a freshman in 2012. The ture – if we’re not in tip- We really need to under- ing: pay a lower wage with Nashville native is making top shape, we could really stand why people sat this fewer benefits, or diminish the quality of services. the rounds of district meet- see our government suffer. election out. “Not one legislator has “We need to find out what ings during the run-up to We’re trying to find a home the March 25 countywide for all of those volunteers people want from the party. come out openly in favor reorganization convention so we can hit the ground The class divide is getting of this plan. … Legislators bigger and bigger, and it’s know their constituents will and was a featured speak- running in 2018.” Speaking of running, Al- less a Democrat/Republican be harmed,” Shefner said. er at both the Democratic The campus workers Women of Knoxville and lie Cohn, a human energy thing than a top 1 percent have scheduled a rally in the First District Democrats bomb who moved to Knox- and the rest of us thing. “What is it the party can Nashville March 9 that will ville from Gainesville, Fla., last week. First District Democrats last August, is a candidate offer them? We’re Demo- culminate in some arrests, president, the Rev. Harold for secretary, and came to crats. We want to fight for Shefner said. “We need you to come to Middlebrook, reminded his the Democratic Women’s people.” The First District Demo- our office and help us make group that their district has meeting with Gregg. Fresh off a trip to Phila- crats’ meeting opened with phone calls. We need money more Democrats than any in Knox County, and will have delphia as a Bernie Sanders a presentation from UT so- – money for buses, money 55 delegates to the county delegate to the Democratic ciology professor and Ten- to pay the bonds. There are National Convention, Cohn nessee Higher Education working people in serious convention. He challenged them to contacted KCDP the day she Union representative Jon anxiety about their jobs all work on ways to get more arrived, and got a call the Shefner, who updated the across the state. Many thouAfrican-Americans in- next day from party activ- crowd on Gov. Bill Haslam’s sands of jobs will be lost, volved. Linda Haney, the ist Chris Barber inviting her efforts to outsource physi- and it will impact local busislate’s candidate for vice to help with Gloria John- cal plant workers’ jobs nesses.” Middlebrook said he chair, offered to step aside if son’s legislative campaign. in universities and state plans to be there. a member of the black com- Last month, she served as parks. “I haven’t been to jail in Shefner said Haslam’s a marshal in the Women’s munity wants to run.  Party treasurer Shannon March in Washington, and plan has met with great re- some time. I’m getting my Webb will seek to stay in is a member of a progressive sistance, and not just from bond together.” A slate of women candidates is looking to take over leadership of the Knox County Democratic Party. The candidate for chair is Emily Gregg, a senior majoring in Classics (with a concentration in civilization) at the University of Tennessee.

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Legislative pioneer In the 1970s, Tom Jensen was an important person if you had business before the Legislature and lived in Knox County as he was the Republican leader of the House for eight of the 12 years he served (1966 to 1978).

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Jensen led the effort for a truly independent Legislature. He helped change the way things were done in a Legislature where the annual salary was $1,800 a year in 1967 and there were no offices for the members. Jensen, 82, lives in North Knox County now on Pine Harbor Lane with his wife, Carolyn. They have been married 56 years. She was field representative for Dr. Bill Frist for the 12 years he served in the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. Tom Jensen was Gov. Winfield Dunn’s House floor leader during the four years that he served as the first Republican governor in over 40 years. Jensen represented northwest Knoxville and Knox County when Brown Ayres and Fred Berry served in the state Senate. Jensen considers the creation of a state kindergarten system to be the most significant and lasting legislation he helped enact. At the time it passed, enrollment was voluntary for all students as it was still a novel idea for Tennessee at that time. Later, attendance became mandatory. Jensen said, “Winfield was interested in legislation and the state’s welfare, whereas Ray Blanton just wanted to get by, exist and not for much of anything.” Jensen became president of the National Conference of State Legislators and pushed for the Legislature to be an informed, independent branch of state government through tools such as the Fiscal Review Committee. Jensen locally insisted the Knox delegation hold regular Saturday meetings during the legislative session at the City County Building where any citizen could come to speak. This was done for 14 years; it has now been discontinued. He recalls the late state Sen. Houston Goddard of Maryville, who later became an appellate judge, to be “memorable and a statesman.”

Carolyn and Tom Jensen Tom and Carolyn have two children, Cindy, who is married to Mike Segers, the pastor of Inskip Baptist Church for 18 years, and Tom, who is city executive of Mountain Commerce Bank. They have four grandchildren. Jensen also served on the Knoxville Airport Authority and was chair part of that time. ■■ Ijams: The new executive director of Ijams Nature Center is Amber Parker, 45, who starts to work Feb. 20. Ijams is a showcase area in South Knoxville that has been part of environmental awareness, learning and enjoyment for the city and county for many years. Parker relocates from Parsley, Va., where she was executive director of Chincoteague Bay Field Station on the eastern shore of Virginia. She was special programs coordinator and education director at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont from 2001 to 2007. She earned a degree in zoology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh in 1994 and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Prescott College in Arizona in 2007. “I love East Tennessee. Ijams is perfect for me as I love to grow programs and Ijams is poised for real growth and new opportunities,” Parker said. She mentioned the wilderness program in South Knoxville as an exciting development for Ijams. She plans to keep Symphony in the Park, a soldout event each September. “It is an incredible honor to be asked to serve and I am excited to take Ijams to the next level,” she said. She follows Paul James as the permanent director, but Bo Townsend served for the past several months as interim director. ■■ Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate majority leader, turns 65 on Feb. 22. Frist now lives in Nashville. ■■ This writer just returned from 6 days on Easter Island, owned by Chile and located in the South Pacific. Will compose a report soon. It was on my bucket list.

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Woman takes control of her future through genetic testing You hardly ever see her cry, but Carolyn Guffey wipes away tears as she sits at a picnic table in the park, thinking about the sadness of the past, and the bright promise of the future. It’s a chilly day with a bright blue sky, and she joyfully savors every second of it. “I’m looking forward to seeing my children get married,” she says, “I’m looking forward to gray hair.” Guffey, 31, had a double mastectomy after she underwent genetic testing at Thompson Cancer Survival Center – a step that her mother had taken as well. Guffey’s mother passed away after developing aggressive breast cancer. “We watched her get the diagnosis at 46; we saw her go through the treatment,” Guffey says. “When she went into hospice they said it would be three to four months, but she died in three weeks.” Guffey is going public with her story because she wants to let other women know the value of genetic testing, and to know there is life after a double mastectomy. “There’s nobody out there saying, ‘I like myself better now than I did,’” Guffey surmises. “But I’m totally fine, and I sleep better at night knowing that I chose this for my family.” Guffey believes the unknown is what scares most women. If a woman has a family history of cancer, knowing the results of a genetic test can alleviate that fear of the unknown. “I have a daughter,” Guffey says. “I want her to embrace this, not be scared of it.”

Guffey says. “I want life moments. I don’t want anything big and glamorous out of life – I just want to be there.”

“I sleep better at night, knowing I chose this for my family,” says Carolyn Guffey after undergoing genetic testing at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, and a subsequent double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery.

when she first learned her mother had a genetic test with positive results. “I had no idea what that meant. I blew it off, and I kept on going,” Guffey says. It wasn’t until later, when a lump was detected in her own annual mammogram, that Guffey gave it consideration. It Discovering the need was the third time a lump had for testing shown up. Because the first two Preoccupied with caring for had been benign, she had never her dying mother, Guffey hadn’t felt there was much cause for fully comprehended what it meant concern.

A powerful gift

When a doctor heard that Guffey’s mother had tested positive for a gene mutation, he recommended genetic testing for Guffey, too. The results were positive. “I totally expected the results to be negative,” Guffey says. “It took my breath away for just a second, and I knew my life would never be the same.” After a lot of research and much prayer, Guffey decided on a double mastectomy and reconstructive

surgery. “I knew things would be different, and I was going to make the choice whether things were going to be good different or bad different,” Guffey says. It was a difficult process for her, and there were moments when she wondered if she’d made the right choice. Those thoughts have given way to stronger faith and a sense of peace about the future. “I look forward to bad days, the days the kids drive me crazy,”

Guffey says her mother’s decision to undergo genetic testing was a gift packaged with powerful knowledge. As for the double mastectomy, Guffey says it’s not right for everyone, but she is 100 percent certain it was the right choice for her. “Cancer won’t decide my future,” she says, “I choose my future.” Guffey also points to recent advances in reconstructive surgery. She’s getting on with her life, with her body fully intact. However, she also has learned that she is more than the sum of her body parts. She is a wife, a mother and a friend. The thought of what her future might have been if her own mother had chosen not to have genetic testing is a little overwhelming. “Cancer robs people,” Guffey says. “It steals joy and families; it takes young people too soon.” Her hope is that more women will become aware of the availability of genetic counseling and testing. She also hopes women will not fear mastectomy if they and their physicians determine it’s the right choice. “Standing in front of the mirror, I can honestly say today that I feel prettier than I did before,” Guffey says. To learn more about genetic counseling and testing at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, visit or call 865331-2350.

What is genetic testing? A simple blood test can lead to powerful knowledge. Genetic testing at Thompson Cancer Survival Center is giving more men and women a chance to take control of cancer risks. If a patient receives positive genetic test results, it means he or she has a hereditary cause for cancer, and there is an increased risk for certain types of cancer. “It doesn’t mean you have cancer,” test recipient Carolyn Guffey says. “I needed to know that difference, and I think a lot of people do.” Haley Pace, a genetic counselor at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, explains how the test results might help prevent cancer, or prepare patients before cancer shows up. “Knowing a hereditary cause for cancer in a patient enables us to understand what cancers to screen better for, or to try to

reduce the risks for,” says Haley. “It also helps us know what to test for in other family members, so we can determine if they also have higher risks for certain cancers.” The need for genetic testing is determined based on genetic counseling that pulls together all the factors that might play a part in a person’s risk of developing cancer. Pace says there are several red flags in a person’s medical history or family history that can indicate that a genetic counseling appointment is needed. Some of those indicators are cancer diagnosed before age 50, a strong family history of cancer, two cancers in the same person, and diagnosis of a rare type of cancer. To learn more about genetic counseling and testing, visit or call (865) 331-2350.

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Halls/Fountain City Shopper news • February 15, 2017 • B-3

Elijah Burritt, 20 months old, gets an up-close look at Honey, a rescue bulldog belonging to Brad Cullen, at the Wine to the Rescue fundraiser for the Smoky Mountain Bulldog Club. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

Event chair Debbie Murmylo, center, talks with Ryan Casey of Radio Systems and Sarah Church with Bob’s Liquor and Wine. Sarah was the wine expert for the evening, giving guests an overview of the wines served with each dinner course.

Rally cry for fundraiser:

Bully for all

By Sherri Gardner Howell The Smoky Mountain Bulldog Club is just under 35 in membership, but their bark can be heard throughout East Tennessee. The club, with the goals of education, fellowship and rescue, held its third Wine to the Rescue fundraiser at Crowne Plaza Saturday night. Attendees included members, rescue parents, friends, sponsors and, of course, bulldogs. Debbie Murmylo, event chair, joined new president Ken Dudley in welcoming all to the auction and dinner. Radio Systems, represented at the evening by Ryan Casey, and the Crowne Plaza received high praise and rounds of applause for sponsorships and support for the cause. “This is a major event in fundraising for us,” ex-

Laura Crabtree, a rescue mom, shows off Mavis, who is dressed in pink for the party.

Ken Dudley, chapter president, and Judee Shuler, member, get ready for dinner.

Club secretary and Rescue Chair Mari DeCuir cuddles one of the large stuffed bulldogs available at the auction.

HAPPENINGS ■■ “Outside Mullingar” will be performed on the Clarence Brown Mainstage through Feb. 19. The production features a UT faculty member and visiting professional guest actors. Performance schedule/tickets: 974-5161 or ■■ Cedar Bluff AARP Chapter luncheon, 11.30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 425 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Guest speaker: WBIR-TV’s chief meteorologist Todd Howell. Guests eat free. ■■ Marble City Opera presents “Opera, Chocolate & Wine,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 16-18, The Modern Studio, 109 W. Anderson Ave. Featuring local

performers Brandon Gibson and Michael Rodgers. General admission: $50. Info/tickets: ■■ “Wild Woman & Her Sacred Gypsy” Trunk Show, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway. Handcrafted Sculptural Jewelry Collection by artist Sheri Treadwell from Temple of Trust Studios. Info: 556-8676, or ■■ Father-Daughter hike, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge. Short trail hike led by Jeff Holt. Info: ■■ Family Fun Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Performances by Kelle

plained Murmylo, adding that the money raised helps in the club’s educational and rescue efforts. The group was formed in the early 1990s, “and we usually rescued one, maybe two, dogs,” said Murmylo. “Now we get between 30 and 40 dogs every year.” The growing popularity for the breed is part of the reason for the growth, explained Dudley, adding that that is another reason for increasing educational efforts on what it means to add a bulldog to the family. And bulldogs – stuffed, sketched, painted, cast in stone and ceramic – on the auction tables were joined by four live, well-behaved crowd-pleasers in the audience. All four were rescue bulldogs, with one of them still being fostered to get ready for adoption.

Guests Butch and Dulcie Peccolo look over the silent auction items.

Rescue Mom Jill Green checks out some bids during the silent auction part of the Wine Stella Star was rescued approximately one year ago, says her to the Rescue evening. now-permanent foster mom, Denise Pridgen.

Ed Skompski fills out a raffle ticket purchased from Vickie Webb and Alena Havrylyak.

Jolly, Dre Hilton, Circle Modern Dance; demonstrations by artist Brandon Donahue. Free and open to the public. Snacks available for purchase. ■■ Ijams Family Wildlife Series: Winter hike, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. All ages. Members free; nonmembers, $5. Info/registration: 577-4717, ext. 110. ■■ Kaleidoscope Making Class, 1-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Drive. For adults and children age 9 and older. Cost: $27 or $49 for two in same family. Info/registration: Bob Grimac, or 5465643. ■■ Freedom Christian Academy open house, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Feb.

20, Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, 4615 Asheville Highway. Potential students and their families can visit classrooms, meet the teachers and view grade specific curriculum. Info: or 525-7807. ■■ Conversations and Cocktails talk: “Adorned Identities: An Archaeological Perspective on Race in 18th-century Virginia” by anthropology doctoral student Hope Smith, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, Holly’s Gourmet’s Market and Café, 5107 Kingston Pike. Hosted by the UT Humanities Center. Reservations required; seating limited. Reservations: 330-0123.

Goins Building, Pellissippi State Community College. Free lecture co-sponsored by UT Arboretum Society and Pellissippi State. Info: ■■ One Bag/One Day! clay workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Norris. Instructor: Sandra McEntire. Registration deadline: Feb. 15. Info/registration: 494-9854 or ■■ Knoxville Writers’ Group meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Guest speaker: Judith Duvall, poet and fiction author. Visitors welcome. Allinclusive lunch: $12. Reservation deadline, Monday, Feb. 20. Info/ reservation: 983-3740.

■■ “Forensic Law Enforcement Field Operations” lecture presented by forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, More at Feb. 21, Goins Auditorium,

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Larry & Laura Bailey


Justin Bailey

HALLS – 3Br 2Ba 2-story w/beautiful hardwood floors, master on main, & open living -dining area with wood burning fireplace. Covered front porch and country setting out back from deck overlooking fenced back yard. Extra storage & updates since 2012 include: roof, windows, tile, carpet & toilets. $189,900 (990602)

COMMERCIAL LEASE ONLY: $1850.00 Monthly Lease. Well maintained and easily accessible office space w/ reception area, 4 offices, large work area with cubicles, full kitchen, copier/common area, additional large area that could be used as a separate office area or large conference room with separate entrance. Includes all furniture in lease rate. (989864)

CORRYTON - Private Setting 11.54 acres with barn & stocked pond. This 3Br 2Ba mobile home features: new appliances & new carpet. Barn has 4 stalls and tack room. Well water to house & barn with filtration system. $149,900 (991010)

HEISKELL - 7.5 Acres Private wooded setting. This manufactured home has open floor plan with 3Brs & 2Bas. Features large eat-in kitchen, dining-living rm combo & master suite with shower and garden tub. $134,900 (981103)

HALLS - 40 +or- acres with prime location off US 441 Norris Freeway. Ideal for residential development, farm or family estate. Hilltop views with 80% cleared the property features spring fed pond, residence & 2 barns. $1,200,000 (971477)

GIBBS - 70 +or- acres, level to rolling, wooded with creek access. Old homesite on property. $495,000 (927957)

POWELL - Well kept 4Br 3Ba features master on main & up. Large master up could be bonus room. Family rm off kitchen with brick fireplace. Formal living & dining rm on main & sunroom. Lots of extra storage with full crawl space that has workout room & workshop. Many updates including: New roof 2016, water heater 2016, Heat pump #1 3yr & Heat pump #2- 1yr. New range & dishwasher. New driveway. $249,900 (987232)

CLINTON - 3Br 1Ba Rancher just minutes from Historic Downtown Clinton. This home is within walking distance of Clinch River & Shopping. Features: oversized lot with room to expand, open kitchen/living area, large laundry rm & unfinished basement. $74,900 (988958)

POWELL - 3Br 3Ba condo with open floor plan featuring: handicap accessible main level, lrg open eat-in kitchen, living/dining area with vaulted ceilings, sunroom, bonus or 3rd bedroom/ up with full bath. Updates include: HVAC 2yrs, Roof 2-3 yrs. $199,000 (988693)

We have qualified buyers looking for land. Call us if you have an interest in selling.

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