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School board will ‘buy local’ By Scott Frith The Knox County Board of Education is picking a new superintendent, and some are surprised that both finalists are from East Tennessee. Don’t be. Political trends swing like a penduScott Frith lum. When looking for new leadership, folks often go in the opposite direction. Not convinced? The best local example may be in the county mayor’s office. Remember those feuds between Dwight Kessel and Victor Ashe? By 1994, voters grew tired of the bickering and elected Tommy Schumpert on the promise of peace. For the most part, Schumpert succeeded. Yet, as he finished a second term, some viewed his “getting along” and calm demeanor as not aggressive enough in promoting economic development. They looked to then-County Commissioner Mike Ragsdale, who possessed enough charisma and sound bites to fill the entire City County Building. Ragsdale was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. But then, voters elected Tim Burchett, who couldn’t be more different. Think Lexus sedan vs. beat-up Jeep Cherokee; tailored suits vs. a brown Carhartt jacket. You get the idea. The same pattern emerges with the superintendent of schools. State law changed in 1992 to require school board appointment of superintendents. In 1999, our board picked Charles Q. Lindsay, a Mississippi native best remembered for relocating principals and getting directly involved in the messy politics of school board campaigns. Lindsay left in 2007. The next year, the board hired Jim McIntyre, an education technocrat, whose roots in Boston (and lack of political skill) couldn’t have been more different from Lindsay’s southern drawl and political brawling. McIntyre left last year. And now the school board appears to be buying local. Finalists are Bob Thomas (assistant superintendent since 1990) and Dale Lynch (superintendent of Hamblen County Schools since 2001). Thomas is the favorite to win. Do not be surprised. Both are the opposite of McIntyre. Scott Frith is a local attorney. You can visit his website at

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Celebrating the centennial in style By Ruth White

When Halls throws a party, it throws a party. It’s not every day, after all, you turn 100. Halls Elementary and Halls Middle schools held a centennial gala Feb. 25 at The Foundry. It is part of an ongoing seHenderson ries of centennial events this school year. “Turning 100, that’s a unique thing for the school,” Halls Elementary principal Dr. Chris Henderson said. “We wanted to celMaland ebrate it.” Halls School (now divided into elementary, middle and high schools) opened during the 1916-17 school year. An estimated 100 attended. Former teachOliver ers, students and principals chatted throughout the room. Halls native and local radio personality Kim Hansard was the master of ceremonies. “It turned out better than anyWormsley one had hoped. Kim did a marvelous job, and we

Heather Cardwell chats with Rhonda Vineyard at the Halls centennial gala, held by and for Halls Elementary and Halls Middle schools, at The Foundry on Feb. 25. Cardwell was on the Halls Elementary PTO committee that organized the gala. Vineyard is a Halls native and a longtime booster of Halls Elementary, as well as the gala’s Gold Sponsor. Photos by Ruth White heard a lot of good stories and positive feedback,” Henderson said. Elementary PTO members Heather Cardwell, Gina Hodges, Holly Sewell, Amanda Van De Griff and Lori Wroblewski helped coordinate the event.

Halls Middle School assistant principal Jay Wormsley said fellow assistant principal Joy Sherrod coordinated the middle school’s part of the gala with its PTA. Wormsley was chatting with former Halls Middle principal Doug Oliver near the entrance be-

fore dinner. “It’s so good to see Doug and (wife) Suzanne, and (former principal) Bobby Gratz. A lot of middle school teachers connected, too,” Wormsley said. To page A-3

Auction prizes to boost Emma Walker scholarship By Sandra Clark

■■ Autographed Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans

jersey professionally framed, $800 value (jersey Central High School student Emma Walkdonated by the Tennessee Titans and framing er will be memorialized with a perpetual donated by Fast Frame Knoxville) scholarship if a committee headed by teacher Chris Hammond is successful with an up- ■■ Autographed and numbered lithograph print of a painting that Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco coming fundraiser. painted (hand-signed and numbered by Princess The event will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, March Grace herself), $800 value (signed lithograph 24, at Central High School in the commons/ donated personally by His Serene Highness, cafeteria. The Young Fables are donating Prince Albert II of Monaco and framing donated their time to provide entertainment. by Fast Frame Knoxville) Tickets are $15 and include dinner. Auc■■ Diamondback 510Ub exercise bike, $1,100 tion items include:

value (donated by Push-Pedal-Pull) ■■ Spa International Escape Package, including a massage, $150 value (donated by Salon Visage) ■■ Round of golf with cart (for 4 players) at Fox Den Country Club, $472 value, (donated by Fox Den Country Club) ■■ Passes to Wilderness in the Smokies, WonderWorks, Dollywood, Zoo Knoxville, Regal Cinemas, and tickets to the Nashville Predators and the Knoxville Ice Bears

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Will rezoning bring resegregation? By Betty Bean While some worry that the proposed middle school rezoning plan will undo years of desegregation efforts and land Knox County Schools in federal court, the two players most likely to be on opposite sides of the courtroom look at the issue from very different perspectives, but do not seem overly concerned about that possibility – for now. “This (plan) is a good first step, as far as it goes,” said NAACP president John Butler, who filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights after the agreement to build a new Gibbs Middle School was unveiled.

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Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong said desegregation was not the primary purpose of the 1991 rezoning plan that closed schools and bused inner city kids to distant parts of the county. He cited a 1991 opinion by U.S. District Court Judge Leon Jordan that found no evidence of intentional discrimination by Knox County Schools. Jordan said the only question the court could ask was “whether the motivation in adopting the plan was invidious discrimination on the basis of race, and the Court finds that there was not.” Armstrong said: “They did not close Gibbs and move them to Holston Middle School because

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Knox County has built new schools in recent years only in predominantly white communities. “Now that you are zoning (minority students) back in, we need to Armstrong have facilities and staffs looked at and steps taken to eliminate inequity,” said Butler. He wants new, state-of-the-art middle and high schools staffed with faculties who understand the needs of minority students. He will not withdraw the complaint, even after Buzz Thomas, interim superintendent, asked him to do so.

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up-to-two-hours they’re here, they’re active,” says Kelly Novarro, Elite Kids Coordinator, herself the mother of one. “We offer a class schedule for the kids just like we do for the adults.” Those activities run the gamut from obstacle courses to “Simon Says” to climbing the rock wall to swim lessons and much, much more. The age range for Elite Kids is 3 (must be potty-trained) to 12. And there’s a bonus, says Casey Fitzpatrick, Programs Representative: “The kids enjoy it so much that they ask to come back. So the parents are more consistent because the kids are asking to come to the program!” See? Everybody wins. Why not check out the variety of options available to your kids at Tennova Health & Fitness Center? Swim lessons and birthday parties are also available to nonmembers.

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The Fountain City Lions Club had so many folks eating dinner at the annual chili supper that members had to dash to Food City for additional meat and chips. Lions Club president Dick McMillan presided over the kitchen, assisted by football players from Central High School. J.D. Lambert, assistant principal and athletic director, said the players gave 1,929 hours of community service last year. He’s not calculated the service this year, but the room was full of Bobcats busing tables. Freshman Carter Graven was one who stopped to examine County Commissioner Michele Carringer’s T-shirt. It was created

George and Hellen Smith bid on an auction item as Halls Elementary third-grade teachers Kelli by a group of Shannondale-area residents Smith and Kristin Carris watch. who organized to ask the school board to From page A-1 leave Shannondale kids zoned for Gresham and Central. When Interim Superintendent Wormsley presented a brief history at talking to the middle school to partner, to Buzz Thomas didn’t recommend that, the the gala, highlighting former principal, the build that foundation. (Halls High princishirts (and rally) weren’t needed. late Dr. Jim Ivey, who pioneered the middle pal) Mark Duff talks about strong students But it’s still a neat shirt. coming out of the elementary and middle Junior left tackle Antwon Harris laughed school concept in the state of Tennessee. Henderson has been at Halls Elemen- schools. It’s a good opportunity to have a when we asked what position he plays. Isn’t tary for 11 years, eight of them as principal, core group of kids. that Tommy Schumpert’s old job? “One of my goals has always been for a Pride and tradition. Fountain City three as an assistant to former principal Nancy Maland, who attended the gala. student to get to the middle school and a Strong. Eat More Chili. “I can remember seeing that cornerstone teacher says, ‘Oh, that’s a Halls Elementary Carringer said the chili is “always good,” but this year’s was even better than usual. when I got here and thinking that 2016 school kid,’” Henderson said. A centennial celebration for elementary “Food City donated 40 pounds of ground seemed so far away, but here it is,” Henderson said. “The gala turned out better than anyone students and the community will be held 5:30 chuck.” had hoped. We got a lot of positive feedback p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the school. Henand hope to make it an annual event.” derson says it will be a version of the annual It wasn’t just a night of nostalgia. A por- spring event, but with special features for the tion of the program was dedicated to the centennial. Rain date is Monday, May 15. next 100 years. The annual Halls Alumni Dinner, also “Every student who goes to Halls El- a special centennial celebration this year, ementary goes to Halls Middle and to Halls will be held at the high school Saturday, High, unless they move. That gives us 13 April 29. years of that educational pipeline. We’re Jake Mabe contributed to this report.

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Halls Outdoor Classroom free festival The Halls Outdoor Classroom will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free spring event, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20. The evening will feature barbecue, homemade ice cream and s’mores; HHS saxophone ensemble and Madrigals performances; HHS art classes exhibit; children’s activities; pie eating contest and more. The outdoor classroom is behind the school; park in front of school. Rain or shine. Info: 974-9124

MILESTONE Olivia Kathryn Norsworthy turned 4 years old Feb. 8 and celebrated with a Panda Bear party with family and friends. Parents are Javan and Emily Norsworthy. Olivia has two older sisters, Sophia and Isabella, and one younger sister, Liliana. Grandparents are Gerald “Jake” and Diane Lowe and Danny and Mary Inman. Greatgrandmother is Marie Cole.


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■■ AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 10, Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road. Info/registration: 865-922-0416. ■■ Fountain City Lions Club meets 6 p.m. each first and third Monday, Lions Com-

■■ Halls Community Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. each second and fourth Monday, Shoney’s, 343 Emory Road. ■■ Halls Republican Club. Info: ■■ Seventh District Democrats. Info: Mary Ann Page, or 865-247-8155; Dan Haney, or 865-922-4547.

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■■ 2 tickets to Tanya Tucker’s concert at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge on April 22, 2017, $80 value (donated by First Class Concerts) ■■ Plus several baskets, products, and more!

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Bible study with the beasts at Christ UMC By Shannon Carey Christ United Methodist’s Wednesday night children’s program is going to the dogs. And cats. And horses. And even hamsters! It’s all an effort to make Bible study come alive for elementary school-age kids, said Christ United Methodist children’s director Sarah Beth Day. She found a pre-made Bible study curriculum involving pets and “took it to the next level by bringing the pets into the environment while we’re talking about it.” “It’s added a great deal of excitement, and they’re paying better attention,” Day said. Day is no stranger to the teaching power of pets. Her family raises golden retriever dogs, and she is getting one of her dogs certified as a therapy dog with the HABIT program. “Our pets are like a lifeline in crisis or grief,” she

said. “They offer comfort, understanding and unconditional love.” The series started just after Christmas break with small pets like goldfish, turtles, hamsters and guinea pigs. Cats were the headliners Feb. 22. After a hiatus March 1 for Ash Wednesday, the program will be back with a vengeance with parrots March 8, dogs March 15, and horses March 22. On Wednesday, March 29, the kids get to bring their own pets to be the stars of the show with a pet parade that Day says “will be like a blessing of the animals but a lot sillier.” But the lessons themselves aren’t silly, even though they’re delivered in a fun way. “The overall theme is ‘Growing Closer to God,’ and learning through your animals’ personalities how to grow closer to God,” said Day. “For example, the parrot is a mimic, and we want

new families every week.” She also thanked the pastoral staff at Christ United Methodist for their support of the program. “I said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this crazy idea and I want to bring real animals in,’ and they didn’t fire me immediately,” she said. “We have really cool pastors, and that makes what I do awesome.” After the Pet Parade March 29, the Christ United Methodist children’s program will start a series on the foundations of faith in the weeks preceding Easter. On Palm Sunday, the church will host a free communitywide Easter egg hunt immediately following the SunCricket the cat and owner Maggie Meyers visit with students in the Christ United Methodist day service. Church Wednesday night children’s program. In the background are Kiera Inman, Kathrine BranWednesday night proson, Nathan Meyers and Jacob Anderson. Photo submitted grams at Christ United Methodist start at 6:30 to be a mimic of Jesus. A act with that week’s animal going to be a blast. p.m., with a meal preceding guinea pig is soft, and we at the end of the lesson. “It’s been really good and the programs at 6 p.m. The want our hearts to be soft Day said Christ United a real blessing,” she said. church is at 7535 Maynardand not grow hardened.” Methodist’s children’s pro- “God is really working in ville Highway, in Halls. Kids get the Bible lesson gram is open to everyone, our children’s program. Info: kids@christumc first, then they get to inter- and the coming weeks are We’ve got exciting stuff and or 865-368-6115

A new home for Old North Abbey By Carol Z. Shane “Let’s see,” says the Rev. Aaron Wright of Old North Abbey, “there was the house behind Fourth Presby terian. Then there was F o u r t h Aaron Wright P r e s b y t e rian. Then there were other houses, then we were above the KARM store, then we were at First Presbyterian.” Wright ticks off all the locations that Old North Abbey, part of the Anglican Church in North America, has in-

habited in its seven years in Knoxville. Those days of wandering are over, however, with the congregation’s arrival this month at their permanent home on Fairmont Boulevard, where they held their first service on Feb. 19. “We don’t know what we’re going to do with all this space!” says Wright. “We’ve always been pretty nomadic.” Already in the closeto -10,0 0 0 - s qu a r e -fe e t building there are brightly painted, neatly planned children’s rooms. The sanctuary has been stripped of carpet and the window shutters are gone, flooding the room with light. Wright

points out some changes that will occur in the altar area; steps and partitions will be removed in order to create a more open space with better flow for formal observances throughout the liturgical year. He’s thrilled to be able at last to create a space for the ritual-filled Anglican services from which he and his parishioners derive great comfort and strength in their beliefs. “There’s a discipline and a rhythm that gives us the freedom to live into our faith,” he says. “We follow the story of Jesus. We practice communion and feet-washing; it allows people to step into

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Jesus’ world for a little bit. And I think to participate in that story is good for us as humans – it’s a story that’s bigger than us.” Wright grew up in Knoxville and attended Karns High School but then left for seminary in Indiana. He met his wife, Brenna, when he was pastoring a church in Kansas and returned to

Knoxville in 2010 as a cofounder of the church he now serves. The Wrights have two children – Phoebe, 4, and Shepherd, 1. When Old North bought the building last November, it also inherited three upright pianos, a full kitchen and hundreds of coat hooks. “Sometimes we think just coats came to church here,”


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with a prayer breakfast 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, Community Evangelistic Church, 2650 Boyds Bridge Pike. The keynote speaker: Dr. Pernessa C. Seele; topic: “The Church and HIV: Is There a Balm in Gilead?” Free and open to faith leaders, but RSVP requested to 865-215-5170. ■■ Free Spirit Missionary Baptist Church, 716 Ailor Gap Road, Maynardville, will begin a series of meetings with hopes and prayers for renewal and revival 7 p.m. Monday, March 13. The Rev. Wayne Henderson, will bring the messages. ■■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, hosts MAPS (Mothers At Prayer Service) noon each Friday. Info: Edna Hensley, 865-771-7788. ■■ 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: 865-6895175. ■■ Halls Christian Church, 4805 Fort Sumter Road, will host a new study session on the book “You Lost Me” by David Kinnaman, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays. The church hosts a women’s Bible study 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Info: 865-9224210. ■■ 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 865-938-2741.

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Copper Ridge Elementary staff member Sheryl Andrews was named the school’s Teacher of the Year. Photo by Ruth White

Andrews honored at Copper Ridge By Ruth White Meeting Copper Ridge Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sheryl Andrews for the first time, it was easy to understand why her coworkers voted her as the Teacher of the Year. Her bubbly personality overflows and she has a smile that is big enough to share with others. Andrews wasn’t always a teacher. She went to school to study banking and finance (and minor in economics) in her first life. She worked in outside sales for a while but her love for working with young children grew stronger each time she subbed in a classroom or read books in her son’s class. “I truly enjoyed working with kids and love the idea that I can positively impact a child’s learning.” She enjoys working with fourth-graders because they have some independence and maturity but they

Helping others through Student Council

Halls Elementary School has established a student council group that works on community service projects. The group recently collected items to fill zipper bags that they will hand out with their parents to individuals in need. Student council members pictured are: (front) Madison Miller, Carlie Cadle, Abby Hatmaker, Abby Smith; (middle) Jack VanDeGriff, Kaden Akers, Makenzie Irwin, Makayla Irwin, Haven Helton, Bailey Newton, Bekah Cushman; (back) Hailey Richardson, Gracie Conner, sponsor Kelli still need her, are loving Smith, Nathan Jackson, Paige LeQuire and Kainaan Wroblewski. Photo by Ruth White and they show it. Her classroom is energetic and often filled with laughter. “We do Adrian Burnett staff members Halls High senior Caden punter and most notably, a lot of connecting in the Eddie Kilby and Kelly Fawver Harbin recently signed his quarterback. His versatility classroom and I always try share the honor of Teacher of letter of in- on the football field and athto make learning very perthe Year. Photo by Ruth White tent to play letic ability will be a great sonable. My students know football at addition to the Bucs football that this is a safe haven for East Ten- team. them.” While at HHS, Caden nessee State Asked about being named Un iver sit y said he learned to commit Teacher of the Year, Anto perfection each and evin the fall. drews said, “The beauty of ery day and how important On selectit is that it’s from my peers. ing ETSU as it is to be accountable. He They saw something in me Caden Harbin his college, earned many honors includthat’s special and think of Caden said, ing All-State, Mr. Football me as a great representa“From the first time I stepped 5A semifinalist, Region 5A tion of our school.” Andrews on campus, I felt that this was MVP, First Team All-Prep loves Copper Ridge because the place for me. I love the at- Xtra and Toyota All-Star it’s filled with committed mosphere, the campus and I game defensive MVP. teachers who always show Attending the signing am most excited about learnsupport and respect for evwith Caden were his paring from the coaching staff.” eryone. “I feel blessed to be ents, Randy and Chappell He is a four-year starter here.” for the Red Devils and has Harbin, sister Carleigh HarWhen she isn’t in the had the opportunity of play- bin, family members Pam classroom, Andrews loves ing many positions, includ- Parham, Lois Harbin, Greg spending time with her Adrian Burnett Elemen- spending time with her ing wide receiver, corner- Harbin, Danny Harbin, grandchildren and her famtary staff members voted on family – husband Rick, back, linebacker, defensive Sloan Harbin and a group of ily and staying connected their selection for Teacher of daughter Cheyenne and son end, running back, fullback, friends and teammates. with her amazing girlthe Year and this year, Kelly Dakota. friends. Eddie Kilby is in his 28th Fawver and Eddie Kilby year of teaching and works share the honors. Fawver is in her 23rd year with fifth-grade students of education and has taught at Adrian Burnett. He feels son and the Bobcats, Dane second, fourth and currently blessed to be part of his learned great work ethic on third grade at the school. grade level team and calls the course and expanded Her classroom motto is “If his teammates – Christin his understanding of the you can dream it, you can Webb, Amy Webb, Mark game and how to improve. do it,” and Fawver plays a big Jones, David McMahon and He selected WSCC because role in helping her students Austin Bilbrey – an aweit’s close to home and for- achieve their dreams. some and dedicated group. mer teammates have been When he isn’t at the She loves Adrian Burnett part of the program. and currently teaches ELA school, Kilby enjoys hikJoining Dane at the sign- and science in a departmen- ing, bike riding and enjoying were his parents, Da- talized third-grade team ing the lake with his family. vid and Lorie Rheinecker, with co-workers she calls One step inside his classbrother Cole, grandparents “the most amazing teach- room and it’s obvious that Bob and Linda Compton, ers”. She believes that ABES he is a UT fan, whether it aunt and uncle Lori and is one of the best kept se- is football, basketball or Sterchi Elementary recently hosted its annual Winter WonderDarrell Compton, cousin crets in Knox County. baseball. Kilby is a member land family dance. Families danced the night away with their Riley Compton and a group When she isn’t in the of Immaculate Conception children and spending time with friends. Tiffany and Abbe Parrett are at the photo booth. Photo submitted of friends and teammates. classroom, Fawver enjoys Church.

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Rheinecker signs with Walters State Central High golfer Dane Rheinecker signed to play at Walters State Community College after graduation. He played at CHS for the past four years and from the Rheinecker moment he hit the greens, coach Tony Patterson saw his potential to grow as a golfer and the hard work Dane was willing to put forth to improve. While playing for Patter-

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SCHOOL NOTES ■■ Halls High will hold cheerleading tryouts/clinics Saturday, April 1, through Monday, April 3, in the school gym. Interested candidates must contact Cheri Duncan at (HHS) or Chauncie Bower at chauncie.bower@ (HMS) no later than Monday, March 20, and sign up. Mandatory parent/ candidate meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the high school commons. KN-1514330

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A-6 • March 8, 2017 • Halls/Fountain City Shopper news

The marble king

Cotton had once been king and the railroads had dominated for a time but, by the late 1880s, another industry had assumed a major role in East Tennessee’s economy. Knoxville became a leader in the marble industry, and the industry was so big that Knoxville became known as Marble City. Although the first extensive developments were in Hawkins County, shipments from Knoxville via the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad were three times as great by 1881. There were 11 quarries operating in Knox County by 1882, and 300 workers were employed. By 1906, it was estimated that the county’s marble industry generated $1 million annually. The pioneer marble company in East Tennessee was in Rogersville (Hawkins County). Founded in 1838 by S.D. Mitchell and Orville Rice and operating as the Rogersville Marble Co., its quarry provided marble for interior furnishings such as floors, doors and mantelpieces. By 1850, its water-powered finishing machinery was used to produce monuments and tombstones. In 1873, William Patrick founded the Knoxville Marble Co. near the Forks of the River and became its president, with George W. Ross as secretary-treasurer. Ross’s son, John M. Ross, succeeded Patrick in 1886 but eventually sold to the

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W.H. Evans Co. Perhaps the most interesting of all the companies was established in 1878 by John J. Craig (1820-1892). Over the years it eventually morphed into John J. Craig Co. and its subsidiary Candoro Marble Works, where the marble was finished and artists such as the Italianborn sculptor Albert Milani (1892–1977) created elegant monuments. The patriarch of the family was succeeded in the business by his son John J. Craig Jr. (1860-1904) and then by his grandson John J. Craig III (1885-1944). With quarries near Friendsville and Concord, as well as in South Knoxville, the company became the foremost producer of pink Tennessee marble by the early 1900s. Born in Lauderdale County, Ala., on Sept. 20, 1820, John James Craig came to Knoxville in 1839. He married Mary C. Lyon, whose home was on what became Lyons View Pike. Craig began his career as cashier of the Union Bank and, in 1858, began construction of an impressive mansion on 11 acres that now are a part of the Uni-

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versity of Tennessee campus. He called it Lucknow, but it eventually became Melrose. The house was almost completed when the Civil War broke out, and Craig sold out and moved to Cincinnati. The family, including the three children who grew to maturity, W.L., John J. Jr. and Mary, returned to Knoxville in 1869. Many more generations of John J. Craigs have continued to make the company a strong presence in the industry for over 125 years. John J. Craig IV and John J. Craig V continued until recent times to serve as officers in the business. In 1926, John J. Craig III, like his grandfather, built an elegant mansion. His was called Craiglen and was located on Westland Drive, featuring Tennessee marble throughout. It has been called the most elaborate and beautifully detailed of all the Barberdesigned homes. Patterned after a palazzo in Florence,

Italy, it has two wings connected by a loggia with six sets of Palladian doors. Several terraces provide views of two acres of gardens and woodlands with exedra, ponds and herb gardens. The marble columns, walls, ceilings and floors provide a museum-like example of the beauty of Tennessee marble. Locally, the Craigs provided marble for the U.S. Post Office on Main, the State Office Building on Cumberland, the Criminal Court Building on Gay and interior marble for some of UT’s buildings. Several Washington, D.C., buildings were also constructed with marble from the Craig quarries: Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology, AFL-CIO Headquarters, Australian Chancery and, most notably, some of the stone for the National Gallery of Art, at one time the largest marble building in the world. (Dr. Tumblin’s latest book, Fountain City: Those Who Made a Difference, is available at Page’s Fountain City Pharmacy, Pratt’s Country Store, Long’s Pharmacy, the East Tennessee History Center, Union Avenue Books and online

Albert Milani (1892-1977). The Italian-born master sculptor is probably working on the American eagles used on the U.S. Post Office Building between Main and Cumberland. Photograph courtesy of the East Tennessee Historical Society

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East Tennessee’s Marble Industry Through May 14, 2017 East Tennessee marble is prized the world over. There are only two months left to visit the exhibit that describes the industry that launched the stone’s fame and crowned Knoxville as the Marble City! The marble industry was once an important sector of East Tennessee’s economy. Beginning in the mid-1800s, demand for East Tennessee marble increased, it being sourced for the interiors and exteriors of homes, businesses and government buildings in Tennessee and across the country.  Occurring in a vein in what is called the Holston Formation, Tennessee marble is actually a type of crystalline limestone. It resembles marble when polished, and architects and builders cherish its pinkishgray color. It also occurs in gray, dark burgundy (“cedar”) and some variegated shades. Visit the exhibit at the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum at 601 S. Gay St. (across from the Tennessee Theatre). M-F: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., 865-215-8830. Exhibit closes Sunday, May 14, 2017.



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New exhibit at Fountain City Art Center Director Sylvia Williams is psyched about three new exhibits opening Friday, March 10, with a reception 6:30-8 p.m. All will be on exhibit until April 6. The exhibit will include whimsical art like this nuts and bolts creation by Hilary Frederick. It’s part of “The Knoxville Book Arts Guild.” The Southern Appalachian Nature Photography Society will have photos

such as the frog pictured here by Fountain City resident Holland Rowe. Aleex Conner will offer an exhibit of oils called “Impressions of Color,” illustrated here by her sunflower. Fountain City Art Center is at 213 Hotel Ave., within Fountain City Park. Info: 865-357-2787; swilliams@fcartcenter. com or

McDonald represents CHS on national level Central High School senior Spencer McDonald is not your average teenager. He has been on a whirlwind adventure of sorts that began in the fall. Last November he had the opportunity to participate in the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) All-National Honor Ensemble in Grapevine, Texas. The event was by audition only for students who had previously participated in their respective All-State band clinics. Spencer was part of a Central High School student 600-member band that Spencer McDonald at the Marepresented 49 states and cy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade territories and included a in New York City. Photo submitted concert band, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble and the event was held on the mixed choir. This was his stage of the Grand Ole Opry second year to participate in Nashville. on alto saxophone. Last year After his trip to Texas,

Spencer flew to New York City and participated in Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade as a member of the Great American Marching Band. He was selected after submitting an audition application and video. Although preparation for the event required many hours of practice, the group was able to tour NYC, see a Broadway show and tour the 9/11 memorial. Early this year, Spencer auditioned for a chair in the All-East band and was selected as first chair in the Blue Band on tenor sax, which earned him a spot in the All-State band as well. The All-East band members recently attended a workshop and performed a concert in Gatlinburg.

Fountain City schools to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Central High School theatre department will collaborate with students from Gresham Middle and Shannondale Elementary schools to bring “The Wizard of Oz” to Fountain City. The three schools are proud to be “Fountain City strong” and are excited to work together on the musical. Pictured rehearsing a scene from the play are Hunter Webb and Erica Burton (portraying Munchkins) and Elizabeth Mitchell in the role as the Wicked Witch. The production will be held at the CHS auditorium Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1. The play is made possible through theater direction by Erin J. Housam, musical director Matt Parks and choreographer Logan Soto. Ticket information to follow. Photo by Ruth White

Celebrate spring with a state park hike Tennessee’s 56 state parks are hosting free guided hikes statewide Saturday, March 18, to celebrate the coming of spring and the recreation opportunities state parks offer. Hikes will range in distance, degree of skill, accessibility, and time of day in

an effort to accommodate the needs of all seeking to enjoy a day outdoors. Planned activities along the trails include wildlife viewing, spring cleanups, scavenger hunts, historical interpretive programs and more. For a full list of all planned hikes for March 18, visit

Endangered 8 nominations open

The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 East Tennessee Endangered 8, a listing of the eight most threatened historic sites in our region. The objective of the list is to inform our communities about the real threat of losing these important sites to development, demolition or lack of maintenance as well as the value of what will be lost if action isn’t taken soon to avoid their destruction. Nominations are due by March 30 and are accepted for sites at least 50 years old and located in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties. The 2017 East TenFor anyone who would like to get involved with or contribute to Em Chitty’s Super nessee Endangered 8 will be announced May 1 to kick off National Preservation Month. Tuesday Tutoring at Edgewood AME Zion Church, her correct email address is etchitty@ Info/nomination form: It was listed incorrectly in a story about the tutoring program. 




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A-8 • March 8, 2017 • Halls/Fountain City Shopper news

Camp dismantled in Halls By Ruth White Lt. Jim Wright and a crew of workers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office have cleaned up a camp in Halls suspected to be used by one or more homeless individuals. County Commissioner Charles Busler was contacted by a community member who had seen a vagrant coming from the woods behind Walgreens. Busler did a little investigating and found what appeared to be a camp set up behind the store. He never saw anyone

there, but the area was littered with beer cans. Wright, who was recently put in charge of the North Precinct, investigated and then organized a workday to clean trash from behind the Walgreens and inside the wooded area between it and Ace Hardware. Wright said during the workday that when officers come across homeless individuals, they provide information on obtaining assistance and services through the Community Action Committee (CAC).

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Books for eight schools By Tom King Public school libraries in Knox County and elsewhere are given very small budgets to replenish their collections and buy Tom King new books. Knowing that, the North Knox Rotary Club, Rotarian Larry May and Wordsworth Classics joined to give $4,000 worth of books to eight schools in the North Knoxville area. The elementary school libraries that received $500 in new books include Fountain City, Halls, Inskip, Sterchi, Belle Morris and Shannondale as well as Gresham Middle and Halls Middle. Each school added approximately 100 books to its collection. May, a Rotarian for 25 years, owns L.B. May & Associates, which he began in 1991 as a wholesale book company. Today, he is the sole distributor in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for the very popular British-owned Wordsworth Classics children’s books. He distributes more 250,000 of these books annually. “I was principal for a day at Halls Elementary and I asked how I could help and they said they needed books for the library,” he said. “That’s easy. I can do this. I knew for a little bit of money we could get a lot of children’s classics for the

libraries.” Attention other Rotary clubs: May said he would be delighted if the other Rotary clubs in K nox v ille would adopt schools Larry May and that he could provide the books for $1.50 per book. May, who was president of the North Knox club in 2001-02, also served as president of what was then West Knox Rotary (now Bearden Rotary) in 1990-91. May also owns Mayco, which sells and distributes calendars to the bargain industry, and Freight Management System, a full-service logistics company that provides transportation for skidded weight, truckload, intermodal and international shipments. ■■ May 6: Time for

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Mixed results in February By Sherry Witt On the heels of a redhot start to 2017, local real estate and lending markets cooled off a bit in February. For the month that Witt ended Feb. 28, there were 774 property transfers recorded in Knox County. While that number bested both January and last February’s totals, there was a substantial decrease in the value of properties sold. The aggregate value of land transferred during the month was $155.6 million, which was about $73 million less than January’s total, and nearly $25 million behind the pace set during February 2016. With only 19 business days on the calendar, February suffered from a lack of sizeable commercial transactions. Coming in the middle of winter, February is traditionally the

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slowest month of the year for real estate activity. Increases in federal rates had an effect on mortgage lending, as only about $221.9 million was borrowed against real estate in Knox County, compared to almost $280 million in February of last year. Last month’s total also fell well short of the $314 million loaned in January. The largest real estate sale recorded in February involved multiple lots in the Hardin Valley community in a development known as Hayden Hill subdivision. The properties sold for $4.24 million. The largest mortgage loan of record was a construction Deed of Trust in the amount of $7 million filed on real estate in a commercial development off Merchants Road on Merchants Center Boulevard. It remains to be seen whether February’s activity will be a trend or just a brief aberration in what has been a stellar 12-18 months for the local markets.

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Tennessee track stuck in reverse Speaking of athletics directors, did you spot Dave Hart at the bus stop, waiting for Tennessee’s one-man track team to come home from the Southeastern Conference indoor championships? It is understandable if the departing director was busy elsewhere. His reconstruction plan for the once famous Volunteer program isn’t going very well. But for Christian Coleman, it wouldn’t be going at all. The junior sprinter scored 18.25 points, about the same as all other UT track and field athletes, men and women, combined. Coleman, relay reserve at the Rio Olympics, won the SEC 60, was second in the 200 and ran a leg on an eighth-place relay team. Others boosted the scoring total to 23.5 points, bad enough for 10th place, far, far behind real track teams. Tennessee women were worse. They scored 13.5 points and finished 12th. Hart’s choice to rebuild the track program, Beth Alford-Sullivan, is in her third year as director. Her results are much like her predecessor’s, the honorable J.J. Clark. He got fired – after his people recruited Coleman.

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Coleman was virtually hidden at Our Lady of Mercy, a small Catholic school on Evander Holyfield Highway outside Fayetteville, Ga. At 5-9 and 159, he considered himself a very fast defensive back and wide receiver with an invitation to continue football at 1-AA Valparaiso University. Life-changing events occurred in the spring of his senior year. In the Georgia Olympics, he set records in the 100 and 200, won the long jump and anchored Mercy to a gold medal in the 4x100 relay. He ran fifth in the 100 and 11th in the 200 at the New Balance Nationals and was suddenly sought as a big-time track talent. “My life could be a lot different,” said Coleman. He realizes he could be grinding away in spring football practice where the game doesn’t matter all that much. “I thought track was a

good opportunity for me. I took a leap of faith, and this is where God wanted me to be.” Why Coleman chose Tennessee remains a mystery. There is one clue. In 2007, at age 11, he won an AAU national title in the boys’ long jump – at Tom Black Track. Things were some better back then. The Vols notched another SEC title. There has been a dropoff and it is still dropping. The recent SEC meet represented an uncomfortable decline from last year – which wasn’t very good. These Vols scored about half as many points as the 2015 joint effort. Tennessee cross-country results fit the pattern. Last October, male distance runners were a distant ninth in the SEC meet, 250 points behind champion Arkansas. UT women finished 14th (last). Coach Alford-Sullivan still sounds optimistic. She talks about how young is her team. She emphasizes improvement and personal bests, even when they are far behind scoring minimums. Beth isn’t getting a lot of help from the athletics department. Poorly managed restoration of Tom Black Track ran past the deadline and the facility was inoper-

able last outdoor season. The school doesn’t have an indoor track. It does have track history. Several coaches were responsible. Chuck Rohe put track in the headlines and won an astonishing 15 consecutive SEC titles. Stan Huntsman built on that. Back in the era of dual meets, he led the Vols to a 93-26-3 record, 20 SEC titles and Tennessee’s first NCAA championship. Ex-Vol Doug Brown lasted long enough to go 53-8 and win four SEC titles and another NCAA crown. Bill Webb did rather well – 521, four SEC and two NCAA titles. Terry Crawford and Clark were big winners with the women. Clark got promoted with the merger. You don’t really want to know what happened after that. Right now, the Vols do not have a competitive track team. They have one of the finest sprinters in the world and others in similar colors who don’t accomplish all that much when it is time to run, jump or throw. Coach and athletes remain hopeful. Maybe the new AD will fix it. Marvin West invites reader reactions. His address is

Currie selected on split vote Newly designated University of Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie was not the unanimous choice of the six-member search committee, this writer has learned from sources who declined to be named. Peyton Manning and t r u ste e Charlie Anderson voted for former coach Phil Fulmer, while Currie was John Currie the choice of the remaining four members. None are talking on the record. The hire was a strong surprise. Manning did attend the Currie news conference Thursday in a show of unity. Interestingly, Chancellor Beverly Davenport, who was not a committee member, participated in some of the closed interviews, which increased the number of women involved from one to two – but still there were no African-Americans. Davenport, who nominally named the committee, announced the list before she even arrived in Knoxville to become chancellor. She also flew to Kansas to interview Currie after interviewing Fulmer and perhaps others. It is felt Davenport want-

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ed someone who had spent a significant part of their career outside Tennessee. Currie meets that standard. When Currie last lived in Knoxville, he lived on Hillvale Turn and his family attended Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. They were active in the community, but the majority of his life has been removed from Knoxville. If Currie, who will become 46 on April 1, restores the Lady Vols name after his April arrival, it will go a long way to winning over people who have misgivings over this surprise choice. However, the people who in reality picked him may not allow him to do this. It remains to be seen whether he will have the freedom Dave Hart has had to do whatever he wanted as athletic director. The search was trusteedriven and owned. Davenport was the conduit by which it all occurred, but her main role was to approve the choice from her employers (trustees). It will be interesting to see how

she handles the search for a new provost and communications vice chancellor. ■■ Meanwhile, the state Senate Education Committee has added $450,000 for an “intellectual diversity office,” which UT President Joe DiPietro is less than happy about. He had no clue it was coming. Davenport needs to start getting to know local lawmakers so she can be a player. Unfortunately, UT’s credibility is weak among lawmakers in Nashville, and Davenport has not been prompt in responding to inquiries. ■■ Karl Dean, former Nashville mayor, has announced as a Democratic candidate for governor next year. If elected, he would be the third consecutive mayor to become governor, following Phil Bredesen of Nashville and Bill Haslam. Interestingly, Dean declined to criticize Haslam and called him a “very good governor.” This contrasts with several GOP candidates seeking to replace Haslam who oppose Haslam’s gas tax proposal, helped to defeat his Insure Tennessee proposal or separated themselves from Haslam’s disavowal of Donald Trump in the recent presidential campaign. It also contrasts with the state Democratic Party chair, who often criticizes

Haslam. Dean is already running a general election campaign (but he may face state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh in the primary). Appealing to Haslam Republicans, who may not be happy with the eventual GOP nominee, may be a bright strategy. The current GOP candidate most closely identified with Haslam is Knoxville’s Randy Boyd, former Economic and Community Development commissioner, who filed his campaign papers on Monday. ■■ Kelsey Finch, former city director, is considering a race for city council to replace former mayor and council member Daniel Brown, who is term limited. ■■ State Rep. Rick Staples turns 47 on March 12, and former Gov. Don Sundquist turns 81 on March 15. ■■ Doug Harris, former school board chair, and his wife, Carla, are back after 3½ months circling the world and visiting over 24 countries. They especially liked Bolivia, Peru and Chile. They were in Wellington, New Zealand, on the 10th floor of a building during a 7.8 earthquake, which was a challenging experience. They felt New Zealand was one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

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Neighbors battle over mental health facility Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones want to divert nonviolent, misdemeanor offenders with mental health issues to a 24-bed urgent care center for psychiatric treatment rather than take them to jail. Burchett has patched together a funding package through partnerships with Helen Ross McNabb Center, the state and the city of Knoxville. Officials, starting with then-Atty. Gen. Randy Nichols, have worked eight years on this, and now it’s at risk of blowing apart. A crucial use-on-review vote comes before MPC on Thursday. I’ve written more on this for the Karns edition, which you can read online, but last week’s public meet-

Sandra Clark ing was mind-bending. After a mother told of her son’s adult-onset schizophrenia, a man stood to say, “It’s not a ‘sick’ problem, it’s a ‘sin’ problem.” He said offenders should go to jail and added that we’re just becoming too soft. It’s probably the first time Tim Burchett has been called “soft.” Neighbors have legitimate concerns about the location of such a facility, but surely no one in 2017 can question the need and the moral imperative for it. Let’s build this center.

John Butler to run for City Council Knoxville NAACP president Dr. John A. Butler will be a candidate for City Council in this year’s elections. Butler is presiding elder of the Knoxville District, AME Zion Church, and pastor of Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in Mechanicsville. He will contend for the district seat now held by Daniel Brown, one of five termlimited incumbents who will step aside in December. John Butler In 2015, Butler filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against Knox County Schools demanding better facilities and more representative faculties in inner city schools. “I am offering myself to serve as the advocate for District 6,” said Butler. “I want to advocate for District 6 and for other parts of the city.” Butler, who served on the Asheboro, N.C., school board before coming to Knoxville with his wife, Donna, and their three children in 2007, was a captain in the U.S. Army National Guard/Army Reserve and holds three earned degrees. He chairs the FAITH Coalition (which aims to reduce HIV and AIDS) and volunteers with Knoxville Save Our Sons Advisory Committee, Beck Cultural Exchange Center, Great Schools Part-

Betty Bean nership, KCS Disparities in Educational Outcomes steering committee, Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership and TVA stakeholder group “Energy EfficiencyInformation Exchange.” He is the past president of the Knoxville Interdenominational Christian Ministerial Alliance (KICMA) and served seven years as a member of the Knoxville Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC). If elected, Butler said his goal will be to boost community engagement, economic development and small business development with the aim of growing living-wage jobs. He will have the enthusiastic support of former county commissioner Diane Jordan, who said she is excited that Butler plans to run. “He’s our hero,” she said. “Nobody took us seriously until he filed that complaint, and we would have lost Vine Middle School if he hadn’t done it. He has earned our support and I’m going to do everything I can to help him get elected.” Butler will join a crowded field of candidates in the Aug. 29 primary, which will be decided by Sixth District voters only. The top two vote getters in each district will run citywide in the Nov. 8 General Election.

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HealtH & lifestyles

March 8, 2017

News From Fort saNders regioNal medical ceNter

Surviving spring allergies While the sunshine is refreshing, one thing that the spring season brings is not welcomed. Allergies are perhaps one of the most underdiagnosed problems in America today, and in East Tennessee in particular. When looking at yearly published lists of the worst allergy cities in the United States, many cities in East Tennessee are at the top of the list. Even though allergies in our area are common, appropriate diagnosis and treatment of them is no easy task. It is important to identify what is causing an allergic reaction to develop effective allergy management. In many cases, patients are not receiving the best treatment. “There are many people who have been tested and treated with shot therapy for 10 to 15 years who are still suffering from symptoms,” says Fort Sanders Regional ear,

nose and throat physician Mark Gurley. He assures that using different types of testing results in forming the best treatment plan for allergy sufferers.

Allergy symptoms

■ Fatigue – although most people do not realize it, fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of allergies and ofFort Sanders Regional ear, nose and throat physicians Mark Gurley, MD, William Merwin, MD, Clyde Mathison, MD and Leonten results in diminished ard Brown, MD work to manage patients’ allergies on a case-by-case basis to discover effective treatments for each individual. academic or work performance. skin prick. This test is equal in sensitivity to to which they react. This allows the body to ■ Itching or rash eventually recognize the offending allergen ■ Runny nose: Clear nasal drainage is a the RAST test. ■ Intra-Dermal is a less common as a normal part of the environment, rather common report with allerform of allergy testing where a small than as an attacking entity. gies. ■ Restless sleep patterns: amount of the suspected allergen is placed ■ Antihistamines: Histamines are just Dust or feather allergies can just beneath the patient’s skin. The skin one of many substances released during an flare up due to the exposure is then examined for any reactions. This allergic reaction. They are usually associattest is more sensitive than either RAST or ed with swelling, redness and itching. Antito an allergen in your bed. Multi-test. ■ Itchy, watery eyes histamines prevent or counter the release ■ IDT (intra-dermal titration) is ■ Gastrointestinal disand effects of histamines. tress: Allergies can cause where an actual level of response to an al■ Steroids: Topical steroids are creams nausea, irritable bowel symp- lergen is obtained, similar to RAST, but the used on the skin to reduce itching, redness patient is directly tested with a suspected toms or diarrhea. allergen as described in the intra-dermal and rashes. Nasal steroids are administered method. This is arguably the most accurate in a nose spray and are used to decrease irTypes of testing ritation and reaction in the nose and ears. In■ RAST is a safe, simple method of diagnosing inhaled allergies, the haled steroids are administered through an kind most commonly associated with upper blood test with no risk of alinhaler or nebulizer to reduce inflammation respiratory symptoms. lergen exposure to the paand reactions in the lungs. Systemic steroids tient. All testing is done in are given by injection, mouth or intravenousAllergy treatments a laboratory where the pa■ Avoidance: In some instances avoid- ly and are usually reserved for recalcitrant or tient’s blood is exposed to ance of the offending allergen may be all severe allergic reactions. different allergens. If you are suffering from allergies and Do some old-fashioned spring cleaning. The ■ Multi-test is a common that is needed. In all allergy cases, avoidlack of fresh air during the winter allows dust to need treatment from an ear, nose and test performed by placing ance is recommended. collect in corners and closets. ■ Allergy desensitization: Shots, throat physician, visit drops of allergen serum on the patient’s skin and expos- sub-lingual drops or other methods of grad- findaphysician to locate a physician at Fort Make your bed an allergy-free zone. Use the ing the patient with a small ual exposure of the patient to the allergens Sanders Regional.

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SPRING SPRING ALLERGIES! ALLERGIES! 10 Tips to Help You Combat Sniffles this Season


hot cycle to wash your bedding and, if you are severely allergic, buy special allergen-proof pillows, mattresses and box springs that have tight fabric weaves to keep out dust mites.


Wash towels and linens in hot water.

Use the air conditioner when you’re in a car. Riding with the windows down lets allergens blow into the vehicle.



Don’t smoke, and insist that smokers in your household smoke outside the house and car. If you or someone you know wants to quit smoking, visit

Consider designating certain rooms in your house as “pet-free” areas where you can breathe easily.



Buy throw rugs even if you have carpeted rooms. Throw rugs will help the carpet stay allergen free.

Minimize clutter in order to minimize the dust in your house.




Buy a dehumidifier. Dust mites don’t do well in humidity below 45 percent.

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events – and lace up your running shoes! The races are set for Saturday, April 1 (5K race and the popular Covenant Kids Run) and Sunday, April 2 (half-marathon, two- and fourperson relays and full marathon). The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has grown to become the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee. As in previous years, all races will have an exciting finish on the 50-yard line inside Neyland Stadium. For many, it is the thrill of seeing themselves on the JumboTron as they cross the finish line that

inspires them to participate in the events. But the best reward may be what runners gain by the entire experience. Proceeds from the marathon benefit the Knoxville Track Club’s youth athletic program and Covenant’s Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC), which encourages people with disabilities to pursue leisure and sports activities. To learn more or to register, go to www.knoxvillemarathon .com. Covenant Health employees may get 50 percent off the registration fee by using the entry code COVENANT2017.



Install new air filters or invest in an air purifier.

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon races set for April 1-2

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2014 YAMAHA 242 Automobiles for Sale 2005 VOLVO XC90 - Excellent condition. Beautiful car. 135k miles. AWD fully loaded. $6800 (423)-5393837 or (865)-236-7506

LIMITED S BOAT RED And tandem trailer. Docked in Vonore, TN. $45,500

2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Duramax Diesel motor. 4 door crew cab. LT package. $28,000 obo. 81k miles with 6k miles left on warranty. (865)705-9247.

FORD TAURUS - Automatic, FULLY LOADED, 78K miles, 4 year tires. It runs and looks new. $3195. (865)308-2743.

Sports and Imports 1995 HONDA ACCORD - New tires, Automatic. $1950 (865)933-3175 or (865)-388-5136 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS - Silver immac. cond. sunroof, drive assist, nav. and bck up camera. Sticker price $57,475. Asking $20,350. Call (865)588-6250 M-F 8am-5pm. INFINITI G37 2013. HT Convertible. Fully loaded. 27k mi. $22,500. (423)295-5393.

Air Cond/Heating

Norriscraft fishing boat, 50 HP Merc T&T, 2 fish finders, Minnkota 36 lbs, exc cond, (865)804-6921.

Campers & RV’s 1999 ALLEGRO BUS, 35’, 275 HP, Cat diesel pusher, exc. cond. Non-smoker. No pets. $35,000. Photos online. 865-984-4786.

2002 Fun Finder, 2200 lbs, sleeps 2, shower, toilet, sink, gas stove, refrig, new tires, $5,000. (865) 924-3610.

Sport Utility Vehicles

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, RV tow car,/4 down, blue ox rigged, good cond., $5750. (865) 250-8252.

Nissan Rogue SL 2011, AWD, low mi, 59K mi, loaded, sunroof, heated seats, exc/cnd, $11,400. 865-591-0249

2012 20’ camper with super slide, Prowler by Heartland model 20RBS, AC & gas heat, gas refrig, lrg rear bathrm, $13,000. (865)995-1986. 2013 Tiffin Allegro Red, 36’, 4 slides, Cummins diesel, 340 HP, W/D, 4 TVs, only 15K mi, like new cond., $145K. (865)577-1427.


2016 18” FOREST RIVER 178 RPOD Sleeps 4, full kitchen, TV, stereo, shower and toilet. RDome included in price. $14,000. (912)-667-2720.

CHEV. 1500 SPORTSIDE 1993 w/Mark IV pkg, mag whls, 125K mi, $5500 obo. (865)755-4729.

2017 AVION CLASS B RV - Full warranty. 6,800 miles. $105,900 (865)-567-7879 or (865)-599-8797


BLUE OX TOW BAR - All accessories. Blue Ox base plate fits 2012 Equinox GMC Ter. and like frames. (865)986-4988.

Chrysler Town & Country 2010, 128K mi, white, excellent tires, very good cond, $8500. (865) 207-5005 Chrysler Town & Country Van 2007, fully loaded, 115K mi, runs & looks great, $3495. (865)308-2743. HONDA ODYSSEY - 2007, clean, good cond, loaded, $6400. (865)363-9018. HONDA ODYSSEY EXL 2015, leather, DVD, loaded, 32K mi, $27,900. (423)295-5393.

Classic Cars 1977 DATSUN 280Z - 5 speed, manual shift. Body in good condition. No rust. Paint is good. Price $8,000 (423)-562-6161 or (484)-401-1697 1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL - new convertible top, 89K mileage, runs and drives great (865)607-1791. 2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary, 41K mi, AT, pristine cond. $19,500 obo. (865)922-7366.


Motorcycles/Mopeds 2015 HARLEY DAVIDSON - Dyna Glide, 2600 mi. Excellent condition. $10,825. Call/Text (865)250-6584.

Off Road Vehicles

OLDSMOBILE EIGHTY-EIGHT - 1966. Garage kept. 72,000 mi., $6,900. (865)719-4557.



865-216-5052 865-856-8106 SENIOR CITIZEN - In need of depend. transport. to save job. Sed/Van or pick-up in good cond. $2500 or under. (865)659-8765. ASAP.

Auto Parts & Acc NEW 255X75X17 GOODYEAR - Wrangler SRA, raised white letters. Same sz. as 265x70x17. $99. (865)933-3175. WANTED: right body parts for 1996 Volvo (217)549-8310.

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Farmer’s Mkt/ Trading Post Farm Equipment

HAVENESE PUPS AKC, home raised, health guar. 865-259-7337 Jack Russell/Min Pins puppies, beautiful, Perfect gift. $125 ea. (865) 237-3897 POMERANIANS, CKC reg., 6 weeks old, all shots and dewormed, $400. (931) 319-0000


Many different breeds Maltese, Yorkies, Malti-Poos, Poodles, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Shih Tzu. Shots & wormed. We do layaways. Health guar. Go to Facebook, Judys Puppy Nursery Updates. 423-566-3647

UMPIRE CHEST PROTECTOR WILSON/ WEST VEST - shoulder and arm guards. Plate mask by Wilson. Two navy blue plate and base shirt Large/Medium. Two powder blue/ blue shirts Large/Medium. Two powder blue/black shirts Large/ Medium. One black/white shirt Large. One gray/black shirt Large. Two red/white/blue shirts Large/ Medium. Shin guards made by Diamond. $200 for all. Will sell shirts individually. (423)-562-6161 or (484)401-1697

Wanted WANTED: R12 FREON. Certified buyer will pick up and pay CASH for cylinders and cases of R12. 312-291-9169;

SHIH TZU puppies, AKC, beautiful colors, Shots UTD. Warranty. $500 & up. 423-618-8038; 423-775-4016


Cats CATS & KITTENS! - Fully vetted & tested. Come see us at PetSmart Turkey Creek on Saturday & Sunday Visit us on Facebook. 865-765-3400


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ANTIQUE mahogany Chippendale dining room set - china cabinet, table, 2 captain chairs & 4 straight back chairs. (865)441-2660 DINING ROOM TABLE - 48x74” extended drop leaf, solid walnut. Custom/handmade in 1960s. $425, (865)546-3825.




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Vacation Property FREE LAND WITH PURCHASE OF THE CABIN at Top of the World - near Smokey Mountain Park & Lake. TOTALLY RENOVATED, MOVE IN READY! Vacation home or rental income. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Reduced to $70,500. Price includes cabin and 9 lots (approx. 3/4 acre) (865)-660-8404

Edgewood Cemetery on Gallaher View Rd. 3 lots, $4,000/all. Sells for $1795 ea. (865)690-1680

90% silver, halves, quarters & dimes, old silver dollars, proof sets, silver & gold eagles, krands & maple leafs, class rings, wedding bands, anything 10, 14, & 18k gold old currency before 1928 WEST SIDE COINS & COLLECTIBLES 7004 KINGSTON PK CALL 584-8070



3 PIECE entertainment unit with bar, exc cond., $425. (865)337-4801 FREE STANDARD SIZE BED - w/ mattress, box springs, and steel frame. Exc. cond. (865)690-2406

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SLEEP NUMBER MATTRESS - (Queen) Like new w/deluxe adjust. foundation. Orig. $3,800. Estate being liquidated, $2,000 OBO. (865)688-2535 SOFA FOR SALE - Floral. Light lavender, gold and green. Excellent condition. No pets. No smoking home. $100 cash only. Call after 6:00 PM. (865)-249-8300

Lawn & Garden 2016 MAHINDRA TRACTOR - 50 HP diesel, w/loader, landscape & bushhog. $19,900. Call/text 865-250-6584 JOHN DEERE X475 LAWN TRACTOR 197 hrs, great condition, make offer $6795 (865)599-0516

$$ PAYS TOP DOLLAR $$- Small or large tracts of timber to log. KY, TN, and VA Master Logger Program. (606)273-2232 or (423)566-9770

Real Estate Rentals Apartments - Furnished NE KNOX- Lrg 1 BR 1 BA for 1 PERSON. Upstairs loft duplex. 900 sq. feet. Clean & peaceful, $550 water incl. + sec. deposit. NON SMOKER (INSIDE/ OUT). NO PETS. NO DRUGS. 865-4564424 Cell/Text. WALBROOK STUDIOS 865-251-3607 $145 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lease.

Apartments - Unfurn.

1,2,3 BR

Musical MARTIN DC18E DREADNOUGHT Acoustic, electric, cut away guitar, BRAND NEW w/case. Purchased on Nov. 2016. $2400. (423)460-1700 PIANO - Kimball Console Piano with padded bench, Needs tuning. (865)531-6442

Sporting Goods LOWRANCE HDS5 - w/back slash, TM transducer, mounting bracket, manual, power cable, micro SD slot, no SI or DI transducer (865)984-3602

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Pets Dogs AKC SHITZU PUPPIES - 3 boys, vet checked. The House of Little Lions (828)-884-7208 or 828-507-6079 DACHSHUNDS, CKC reg., 6 weeks old, all shots and dewormed, $350. (931)-319-0000 DOBERMAN PUPS, AKC, Sire XL natl & intl champ - 125 lbs, Dam Lrg Russian champ. - her sire was 2013 World Champ. $1200. Credit cards accepted. 615-740-7909 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES - AKC registered. 1st shots, vet checked. $1800. Call (423) 519-0647. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC, $1500+. Visa-MC Accepted. (423)775-6044.

SPECIALS OF THE WEEK! SAVE $$$ 2013 FORD EDGE SEL, AWD, LEATHER, PANORAMIC ROOF, FULLY LOADED, R1891...............$24,997 2014 FORD ESCAPE TITANIUM, LEATHER, MOONROOF, NAV, ONLY 15k MILES!!! R1910......$22,777 2015 FORD TAURUS LIMITED, FACTORY WARRANTY, 1 OWNER, XTRA CLEAN, R1928..........$21,999 2012 FORD FUSION SEL, AUTOMATIC, POWER, MOONROOF, SONY SOUND SYSTEM, R1950..$12,950 Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Prices good through next week.

German Shepherd puppies, AKC/CKC, all shots, pics on facebook/tennesseeshepherd $450. (423)619-9840 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 2 M, 8 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $700. 865-322-6251.

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GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES - Born February 6th, both parents AKC, $750. (865)-388-0987

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GOLDENDOODLE PUPS great temperaments, good with children, S&W, $775. (865) 466-4380.


Condos-Unfurn FSBO. 144 Creekwood Way, Seymour. 2+2, 2 car gar., gas fp, new paint, all season encl porch, new W.H., $162,500. No agts. (865)387-5824

Manufactured Homes


Small jobs welcome. Exp’d in carpentry, drywall, painting, plumbing. Reasonable, refs avail. Call Dick at (865)947-1445

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Cemetery Lots





We make loans up to $1000. We do credit starter & rebuilder loans. Call today, 30 minute approvals. See manager for details. 865-687-3228

2, 4 or 6 lots at Lynnhurst. Save thousands $$. Monument Rights. Near Babyland. $1500 ea obo. 865-475-9323



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2014 Sweetwater 2086. Yamaha 70HP four stroke(118 hrs)Tennessee trailer 727-776-3251

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110 hours, 350 Mag, 300 HP, Eagle trailer, Captains call exhaust. $22,500. Jim 865-414-0937

Free estimates

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Sporting Goods SPRING DEAL. Red/white Santee Sport 116 Kayak, paddle, hi-seat back for comfort. In water twice, 10’ long, Yakima rooftop car mount, lrg/x-lrg Astral life jacket (comfortable), 38 lbs, with various waterproof bags, all for $1,000 FIRM. Ask for Nancy (865) 984-9841.

Dozer Work/Tractor


New side x sides in stock starting at $7999

Aerial bucket truck Stump grinding Brush chipper Bush hogging Trimming & removing


CARPENTRY, PLUMBING, painting, siding. Free est. 30+ yrs exp! (865)607-2227

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Vehicles Wanted


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Home Maint./Repair


1996 TO 2003 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 - 4WD, one owner, in excellent condition. Call (906)-291-1179

Breeden's Tree Service

75 HP outboard motor, asking $600 obo. (865)407-8327.

VOLVO V70 WAGON - 2006. White. 1 owner. No accidents. New tires March, 2017. $7,500. 140k mi. (865)256-3245.

HONDA PILOT Touring 2015, leather, DVD, loaded, 38K mi, $25,500. (423)295-5393.

Owner Operator

Roger Hankins


Call or text Doug (931)-265-2160

MINI COOPER - 2008 Sidewalk edition, 101K mi, $9,400. (423)836-2262.

GMC ACADIA - 2014. 4WD 6Cyl. Fully loaded. Exc. cond. 55 mi., $25,000. (865)671-3487.

Tree Service

Pruning • Logging Bush Hogging Stump Removal Insured

Services Offered

2002 DOLPHIN 36’ CLASS A RV - Excellent condition, Michelin tires, two slides, Satellite TV, extra clean, low mileage, work horse chassis, with 502 chevy V8 motor, Large basement storage, New awnings, and slide-out covers. Recent full-svc at Work Horse Dealer. Asking $33,000. (865)-805-8038.

KIA OPTIMA SX Lmt Turbo 2013 Fully loaded, 10k mi, $15,900. (423)295-5393.

DRIVERS - Getting Home is Easier. Nice Pay Package. BCBS + Other Benefits. Monthly Bonuses. No-Touch. Chromed out Trucks w/ APU’S. CDL-A. 855-200-4631


2010 CHRYSLER 300 FOR SALE - Black, costumed chrome, 22’ costumed wheel, $10,900. (865)-599-5192. CHEVROLET COBALT 2007, good cond, 87K mi, runs great, $4,000. (865)556-3432.



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Wokie and Stephen Wicks. Stephen is curator at Knoxville Museum of Art.

For the love of wine and art By Sherri Gardner Howell DeLena Feliciano, who is with KMA Visitor Services, and her friend and volunteer Leslie Chang Jantz helped pass out souvenir wine glasses to the guests.

KMA Guild members Wendy Ellis and Sandi Burdick were on hand to greet guests.

L’Amour du Vin Wine Auction and Dinner finished a fundraising week for the Knoxville Museum of Art in style. The annual event has grown tremendously since five friends – Lee and Susan Hyde, Pete and Jan Peter and Carolyn Browning – pulled together a wine dinner and auction in 2000. The signature dinner is now preceded earlier in the week with a Sponsor Dinner and Artists Luncheon at Blackberry Farm. For many Knoxvillians, L’Amour du Vin goes on calendars first. Quick conversations Saturday night, however, also found several first-time attendees. With enthusiasm already running high – and the dinner bell not yet sounded – there is little doubt they will look with anticipation to next year.

Randy and Melissa Burleson of the Aubrey’s family of restaurants were chairs of the 2017 L’Amour du Vin. Longtime supporter Blackberry Farm and Lexus of Knoxville were back to make the evening special. Experts from Napa Valley wineries were on hand to guide patrons through the wines at dinner and to make considerable donations to the auctions. Several Knoxvillians had much more impressive wine cellars at evening’s end. KMA executive director David Butler has special memories of L’Amour du Vin. This was the 12th time he attended the event. “The weekend I came to Knoxville to interview at KMA for the first time was the weekend of L’Amour du Vin,” said Butler. What a great introduction to Knoxville’s art community!

Lisa and David Reath at L’Amour du Vin Wine Auction and Dinner

Allison and Fred Smith enjoy the pre-dinner silent auction. Fred is a KMA board member.

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery CEO Beth Novak Milliken shares a laugh with KMA Guild president Sandy Lucas and Susan French. Spottswoode is a family-owned winery in Napa Valley.


a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Cove at Concord Park. Info: karm. org/dragonboats.

■■ “The Busy Body,” through March 12, Clarence Brown Theatre’s Carousel Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave. Performance schedule/tickets: 865-974-5161 or ■■ KARM Dragon Boat Festival early bird team registration discounts available through April 13. The Dragon Boat Festival will be held 8

■■ The Veterans Legal Advice Clinic, noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, Knox County Public Defender’s Office, 1101 Liberty St. Sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association, Knoxville Barristers, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the local Veterans Affairs

KMA executive director David Butler talks with Mary Walker and Mollie Turner at the fundraising event.

Office. ■■ “Fireflies and Glow-Worms” lecture, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, UT Arboretum Auditorium, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge. Presented by Lynn Faust discussing her book “Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada.” A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public. Info:

■■ STFK Science Cafe meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Guest speaker: Dr. Joshua P. Emery, UT Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Topic: “Pluto and Beyond.” Info/RSVP: rsvp@

Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Info/tickets: or 423-318-8331. ■■ New Play Festival: “The Nearly Final Almost Posthumous Play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister” by Kris Bauske, Friday-Sunday, March 10-26, Theatre Knoxville Downtown space, 306 N. Gay St. Performances: 8 p.m. ThursdaysSaturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/ tickets/reservations: 865-546-4280.

■■ “The Bridges of Madison County,” Friday-Sunday, March 10-12, Walters State Community College Inman Humanities Theatre on Morristown campus. Performances: 8 p.m. More at

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