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Here comes Randy Boyd By Scott Frith

Last month, Randy Boyd, the former state commissioner of economic and community development, kicked off his campaign for governor. Boyd is best known for his philanthropy, ownership Scott Frith of the Tennessee Smokies baseball team, and as founder of PetSafe (the folks who make the invisible fence for your dog). Media coverage is the lifeblood of any statewide campaign, and Boyd has proven skilled at getting it. While money can’t buy you love, money can certainly buy good publicity. Boyd has figured out that giving away a lot of money can bring a steady stream of positive media coverage for a nascent gubernatorial campaign. For example, just last week Boyd announced a $223,000 donation to the South-Doyle High School library. (Boyd attended South-Doyle.) Last October, Boyd donated $5.5 million to UT track and field. (Boyd attended UT.) Last month, Boyd announced a $5 million gift to the Knoxville Zoo. (Boyd clearly likes animals.) You get the idea. It also helps to be friends with the governor. Randy Boyd is a longtime political ally of Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam has openly praised Boyd. Expect their financial supporters to be indistinguishable. This cozy relationship is almost certain to cause unease among conservative Republican primary voters. Just as Shirley MacLaine once said to never trust a man when he’s in love, drunk, or running for office, many conservatives will question whether Boyd is a conservative at all. In fact, Boyd appears to have anticipated this problem by bringing in Republican lifer and conservative stalwart Chip Saltsman to run his campaign. Also, while Boyd may be a Haslam ally, Boyd won’t retrace Haslam’s path to Nashville. Haslam was elected mayor of Knoxville twice before being elected governor. Boyd has never run for office. (Even Bob Corker served as mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006.) Boyd’s decision to skip local office reflects a new political reality. It’s a lot tougher for a Republican to get elected mayor than it used to be. For example, it’s no secret that Knoxville has To page A-3

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The Easter Bunny stopped by the annual egg hunt at Fountain City Park, posing for photos, handing out candy and celebrating as children were able to hunt for eggs.

Veronica Harris and Micah Howard each found a rainbow ticket inside an Easter egg during the annual hunt at Fountain City Park. R. Larry Smith, center, donated the bicycles and presented them to the winners. More photos on page A-3

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Catching up with Kelsea Ballerini Former Central High student Kelsea Ballerini recently returned to Knoxville for a concert, but the country music rising star hasn’t forgotten where she grew up. Ballerini attended CHS from 2007-2009 and the school holds a special place for her. She recently stopped by Central and asked to take a photo by a Bobcat painting in the commons area to post on her Instagram page. When she returned to Knoxville in March, she donated autographed items for the school’s Emma Walker Scholarship Foun-

dation dinner and auction. Teacher Chris Hammond helped organize the fundraising event and reached out to Ballerini through family friends for the auction items. He attended her Knoxville concert and was able to meet Ballerini prior to the show, where he presented her with a Bobcat gift basket will Central memorabilia, a 2009 CHS yearbook, an Emma Walker bracelet and a personalized jersey from football coach Bryson Rosser and the team. During an encore at the concert (with headliner Thomas

Rhett) Ballerini wore the jersey on stage to show her CHS pride. “Kelsea was so nice to her fans at the meet-and-greet,” said Hammond. “She took silly photos with fans, received lots of hugs and made her fans feel comfortable.” Ballerini is one of three Central graduates (along with Roy Acuff and Con Hunley) who have gone on to make a name in the country music business. To page A-3

The mall called East Towne: What’s next? By Shannon Carey

Expect Knoxville Center to be renamed East Town(e) and the property used for residential, office and retail. Look for roadwork, greenways and drive-up, exterior entrances for small shops. The changes were in the works before the recent announcement that J.C. Penney will close in September, one of 138 closures across the country, said Patrick King. (The West Town store will remain open.) King is community development specialist for Knoxville Partners LLC, which bought Knoxville Center in August 2016. King met last week with Knoxville City Council member Nick Della Volpe to review plans for the mall. Della Volpe has championed the mall area businesses during his tenure on the council. King said the Knoxville Partners strategy has not changed, even as the company is disappointed by the Penney closure. “The reality is the mall will have to shift.” Giant shopping malls across America are hurting as anchor tenants such as Sears and J.C. Penney close. Sarah Halzack, writing in The Washington Post on April 5, called it “a fresh round of distress

Knoxville City Council member Nick Della Volpe stands with Patrick King, the man leading efforts to revitalize Knoxville Center mall. signals in the retail industry” as Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced plans to close nearly 400 stores. “The shake-out among retailers has been building for years, and it

is now arriving in full force,” she wrote. With consumers buying online, America is “overstored.” But look at the assets at Knoxville Center: ■■Plentiful parking for what-

ever might occur ■■Easy access to Interstate 640 ■■An 80-acre campus with a million square feet under roof and 10 food vendors within walking distance. “We want to create a place where people can live, work and shop,” said King. He sees 800 to 1,000 multifamily residential units built behind the mall, and offices on the mall’s upper level. KP is not neglecting retail. “We have 15 people who wake up every morning marketing the mall. We’ve contacted over 2,000 prospective tenants.” But the retail must be “human-scale.” The brick wall between the mall entrance and J.C. Penney is the length of Market Square, he said, but it’s a blank wall where Market Square is vibrant. King sees a line of storefronts there, opening to the parking lot. He showed Della Volpe a design by Cannon & Cannon to reconfigure the mall road, making it twoway from Fowler’s (formerly Toys R Us) to Washington Pike with an expanded on-ramp to 640. Della Volpe lobbied for a greenway around the mall property. “There may be potential to link it to Love’s Creek (greenway),” he said.

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North Knoxville eye practice changes its name: Drs. Rhyne & Patton Optometry has a long-standing history serving the people of Knoxville and surrounding areas. During lunch in the break room of the office, Dr. Patton is just as likely to be talking of plans for the practice as telling stories from the past. As one of the founding partners of the eye care practice, he is a huge reason why the history of the practice is so important to its future. When Dr. Patton tells the story of starting 40 years ago, he always talks about how interest rates were high and getting a loan was almost impossible. The doctors had just graduated with their doctorate degrees, but were still turned down for a $500 credit card. “Times were different then, and so much has changed,” says Dr. Patton.

“Callahan Drive was a small, two-lane residential street. To my knowledge, we were the first and only business on this road, but it was all we could afford.” Slowly but surely, the practice added more patients and steadily grew over the years. On any given day now, you will see a brand new patient to the practice, or Dr. Patton might be checking the eyes of children whose parents became his patients when they were just teenagers. For those wondering about the new name: No, Dr. Patton hasn’t sold the practice. Today there is a larger staff and much more advanced technology than 40 years ago, but it is still the same family eye care practice dedicated to the community. The story of the legacy is still unfolding, so why the

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name change now? Dr. Patton is still working hard to set the practice up for future success, but he is also dreaming of his retirement and all the fish he will have time to catch in a few years. The decision to change the name was a hard one, but Dr. Patton knew it was the right time to change things up with a more contemporary name for the next generation of doctors. “The hardest part was not the decision to change, but what in the world to change the name to,” says Dr. Patton. Dr. Bruce D. Gilliland joined the practice in 2015, and Dr. Frank A. Carusone in 2016. The three doctors had a difficult time agreeing on a new name at first, and many silly names were jokingly tossed around for fun, but after much consideration, EyeXcel was chosen after being suggested by Dr. Gilliland’s teenage son. EyeXcel represents the team’s passion for the health of your eyes and the commitment to providing excellent care. When a business has had a name for many decades, it can be very confusing to change it. But now we have a name that fits our objectives so well.

Practice administrator Ben Patton and partners Dr. David Patton, Dr. Frank Carusone and Dr. Bruce Gilliland with the new EyeXcel sign

Dr. Patton, along with his partners and staff, are proud of the history of the practice and excited about the future. Plans are in motion for adding more eye specialists and expanding the current location to keep serving more people in the Knoxville area.

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Halls/Fountain City Shopper news • April 12, 2017 • A-3 Regina Reed and her granddaughter Makayla Bridges have fun at the Easter egg hunt. The Fountain City Business and Professional Association organized the event and was joined by members of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City and Fountain City United Methodist Church. There were tons of eggs to hunt, games, face painting by students at Virginia College, magician Gary Murray and bounce houses courtesy of Fountain City Jewelers.

Country music star Kelsea Ballerini poses for a photo with Central High teacher Chris Hammond during a meet-and-greet in Knoxville. Photo submitted

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Thanks to the generosity of Ballerini and many community members, the Emma Walker Scholarship Foundation raised $24,831 at the event from advance ticket sales and auction items. Through the foundation, two CHS seniors will each receive a $1,000 one-time scholarship at next month’s senior awards ceremony.

Aiden Weismueller and LaRae Allen show the beautiful works of art on their faces, thanks to cosmetology students at Virginia College.

EGG HUNTS ■■ Willow Ridge Center annual Easter egg hunt, rescheduled for Good Friday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. 215 Richardson Way, Maynardville. Free pictures and have a snack with the Easter Bunny. For babies, grandbabies or fur-babies!

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■■ Heiskell United Methodist Church, 9420 Heiskell Road, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Bring your Easter basket and a friend for snacks, prizes, fun and the Easter story. ■■ Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, 3 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at 235 E. Copeland Road, Powell.


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■■ New Harvest Park Farmers Market opening day, 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 4775 New Harvest Park Lane. Event is free. The Farmers Market will be open 3-6 p.m. every Thursday through mid-November. Info: ■■ Fountain City Lions Club meets 6 p.m. each first and third Monday, Lions Community Building, 5345 N. Broadway.

Halls Community Prayer Breakfast will be 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Halls Business & Professional Association, tickets are $10. The speaker is Mark Packer, sports anchor for Local 8 News, and breakfast is catered by Shoney’s. Info: Sue Walker at 922-7751.

■■ River View Family Farm sixth annual spring event, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 1415, 12130 Prater Lane, Farragut.

■■ Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church, 7815 Corryton Road, noon on Saturday, April 15. Light lunch, crafts, Easter story, pictures with the Easter bunny. Bring a basket.

■■ Powell Business and Professional Association, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Powell Station Park on Emory Road adjacent to the high school. Communitywide event includes prizes, live animals, free refreshments and more. Info:

■■ Sharon Baptist Church, 7916 Pedigo Road, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Ages preschool through fifth grade. Includes: food, candy, fun and the Easter Story. Bring basket and a friend. Info: or 865-938-7075.

■■ Halls Republican Club. Info:

■■ More than a dozen Tennessee state parks are offering themed activities on Easter weekend, including egg hunts on Saturday, April 15. Activity details can be found here: http://bit. ly/2nYosDJ.

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■■ Big Ridge State Park, Saturday, April 15, rain or shine. Schedule: 10 a.m., 2 years and younger; 10:30 a.m., 3-4 years old; 1 p.m., 5-7 years old; 1:30 p.m., 8-10 years old. Bring a basket and meet at the Park Office. Info: 865-992-5523. ■■ Gulf Park Easter Egg Hunt, 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 528 Pensacola Road (off Cedar Bluff Road). Free. Open to the public. Bring a basket.

■■ Union Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, for fifth grade and under. Snacks, Juggles the Clown, popcorn, candy, prize eggs. 6701 Washington Pike. Info:

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

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Members of the CHS robotics team, the Robobcatics, include (front) Satyam Mistry, Abbigail Pilkington, Meredith Glover, Alyssa Montgomery, Molly Sams, and Kaitlin Wilkerson; (back) mentor John Batcheller, mentor Tym Brandel, Hanson Lam, Kenneth Hernandez, Brycen Stephenson, mentor Kevin Brandel and mentor Emily Finley. Not pictured are Maddy Kirby, Ben McConnell and Michael Shafer. Photos submitted

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Thomas Jefferson on Twitter? By Kip Oswald Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was a pretty interesting guy, and my special group of adults knew some things about him, as I expected they would. They Kip all knew he signed the Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia, and that a sculpture of his head is carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. None of them knew the really cool things I found out about Thomas Jefferson. They did not know President Jefferson could speak five languages or that he was a gardener, writer, collector, inventor and chef! He said he would rather be a gardener than a president and he had a garden with over 260 vegetables and over 180 fruits. He even brought tomatoes from other countries so he could eat them when people here thought they were poisonous. He ate so many vegetables, he was considered a vegetarian. As a writer and collector, Jefferson wrote an estimated 19,000 letters in his lifetime and collected 6,487 books in his personal library. The Library of Congress purchased books from Jefferson’s personal library and opened the first permanent library called Thomas Jefferson Building. Jefferson also collected the bones of a mastodon – a 40 million-year-old animal that resembled an elephant. He used to lay the bones out in one of the rooms in the White House to build a skeleton. Jefferson also invented many things. He made copies of his letters by inventing the first copy machine.

He invented the automatic closing door similar to the ones used on buses today, the folding chair and a rotating book stand that held five books at a time, as well as many other things. In addition to the garden foods, Jefferson had an affinity for ice cream, becoming the first president to serve ice cream at the White House, in 1802, and from that he created the dish Baked Alaska. President Jefferson was also the first president to do several other cool and amazing things. He led the first inaugural parade, which was really just a bunch of people who followed him back to his boarding house, not even the White House, after he was sworn it to the presidency. He was also the first president of the Democrat-Republic Party. He was the first president to greet people with a handshake! Before he became president, all presidents had bowed to people as a greeting. Possible Tweets from President Jefferson could be: Thomas Jefferson @ ManofthePeople I spent 15 million dollars and bought enough land in 1803 to double the size of our country without anyone’s approval! Thomas Jefferson @ ManofthePeople I used our military to fight pirates in the Mediterranean Thomas Jefferson @ ManofthePeople I have written my own epitaph for my tombstone to read that I was Author of the Declaration of Independence, of The Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia. Being the president is not as important to me as those three accomplishments! Send comments to oswaldsworldtn@









Gibbs High selects Eagles of Month Gibbs High staff members have selected the Eagles of the Month for February. Ninth-grade students are Joshua Beeler and Sara Salmons. Joshua is known as a polite, respectful young man and a joy to have in class. Sara works hard to do her best and always asks questions to make sure she is meeting expectations in class. Sophomore students are Austin Kerr and Josephine Huff. Austin

was selected for the Tennessee AllState Band this year after many hours of practice inside and outside of class time. Josephine’s hard work and effort are reflected in her grades. She is a member of the GHS softball team and gives 100 percent on the field. Junior students are Brandon Adams and Sara Mitchell. Brandon returned to school after the winter break with a new attitude about class – par-

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The Halls High School Band Boosters are having their annual Car Show fundraiser on Saturday, April 15, in the Food City parking lot in Halls. Registration 9 a.m.-12 p.m. with awards at 4 p.m.  Door prizes and concessions will be available. Details at carshow or 607-8877.

For the third year, Central High senior Spencer McDonald was selected for first chair in the All-State band, this year on tenor saxophone. Spencer and other All-State members recently gathered in Nashville for the event.


■■ Halls Middle School Dance tryouts will be held Thursday, April 13. Information packets have been sent to all elementary feeder schools and are also available in the Halls Middle School office. Info: jill.

■■ Boy Scout troop 13 will host its annual fundraiser yard sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29, inside the Lions Club building at Fountain City Park. The troop is sponsored by the Fountain City Lions Club.

■■ Halls High Class of 1967 6 p.m. Friday, April 28, Bearden Banquet Hall. The class is the featured class at the Halls Alumni Dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Halls High. Info: Theda, 865-221-0710, or Darlene, 865-256-7491.

■■ Heiskell Elementary School reunion, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, the old Heiskell School, now Heiskell Methodist Church, 9420 Heiskell Road.


■■ Freedom Christian Academy will host Kindergarten Konnection Open House 6:307:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, on the campus of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church at 4615 Asheville Highway. Parents of students entering kindergarten this fall are invited. Info: 865-525-7807.

ticipating more and taking his studies more seriously. Sara is a GHS majorette and involved in student government. She recently competed in DECA, placing fifth and qualifying for state. Senior students are Austin Botello and Megan Luttrell. Austin has stepped it up in class and has become a hard-working math student, according to his teacher. Megan always participates in class and does good work.



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YMCA mentoring program reaching Union County youths By Shannon Carey Creech Hardee’s three best childhood friends lived in poverty. While Hardee’s middle-class parents tried to help with time and money, those three friends were dead by the time they were 40. “They were never able to get out of a destructive world and frame of mind,” Hardee said. The story of those three friends sparked Hardee’s mission to reach young people who have lived difficult lives, struggling with home lives that often include poverty, violence and substance abuse. He went back to college at age 44 and went on to start a program for innercity youths at Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain Conservancy.

comes from the U.S. Department of Justice, distributed by the Knoxville Leadership Foundation, and will go to fund similar programs at Vine Middle School and Austin-East High School. Hardee said the shortterm goal for these students is “to introduce them to some activities and make them understand that there are many different ways to live your life and be successful.” The long-term goal is for the YMCA to have a “lasting impact on the community.” While each Union County ALC student’s story is unique, Hardee sees similarities to their inner-city counterparts. “This is the first time I’ve worked with rural kids, and it’s very striking how the is-

Now, he’s piloting a new program out of the North Side Family YMCA in Halls that will champion students attending the Union County Alternative Learning Center, where students are sent because of discipline problems. Ray Kitts, vice president of youth programs at the North Side Y, had wanted to start a program for Union County for eight years. “He felt the Y wasn’t giving Union County enough attention,” Hardee said. “He really wanted to see me develop a program up there with sustainability and vision.” “We’re more than just a gym,” said Kitts. “We’re on a mission to reach out to the community and make a difference.” Funding for the program








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sues are exactly the same: poverty, broken homes, substance abuse, and lack of exposure to opportunity,” said Hardee. He’s already visiting the ALC twice a week to get to know the students, and this week he’s introducing another component of the program: hands-on career presentations by successful adults in the community. “I saw they were really lacking in some exposure to the different opportunities available to them when they become adults,” he said. There will also be an outdoor service and recreation component with twicemonthly Saturday trips to Big Ridge State Park, plus twice-weekly visits to the Y for supervised exercise, swimming and activities. Hardee is also leaning on the Union County High School student mentors under the leadership of Danny Satterfield. Last week, the UCHS mentors visited the ALC students and will continue to go with them on trips to Big Ridge and the Y. “It was obvious to me that there was a huge divide between the ALC and the high school,” said Hardee. “It went beautifully. I was super impressed with all of them.” But the discipline side of attending the ALC has not been forgotten. Students must reach behavior and academic benchmarks set by ALC teachers in order to participate in the mentor program’s activities. “My job is for me to take those kids who are not fulfilling those goals and encourage and help them to reach those goals,” said Hardee. “The staff and faculty at the ALC are amazing and instructive in the ways I can help these kids.”


Creech Hardee of the North Side Family YMCA in Halls is coordinating a mentoring program targeting students who attend the Union County Alternative Learning Center. Photo by S. Carey That’s another component. Hardee is working closely with Union County Public Schools to make sure this program complements what is already offered at the ALC. He praised the school system’s administrators, the ALC teachers and counselors, and ALC principal Chris Price. “One of my biggest concerns is that I don’t come in and duplicate services of people who are already doing an incredible job up there,” Hardee said. “I have a great deal of respect for them. They have a tough job. I’ve met a lot of resistance in a lot of different places, but Union County has met me with open arms, with a curiosity and a willingness to help. To me, that shows that they really care about the community and about the kids in the community.” But the mentoring program won’t be complete without one more component: mentors. Hardee hopes to recruit a large pool

of local, adult mentors to meet with students, go on Big Ridge outings and be willing to be friends to the ALC students, with as little or as much time commitment as they please. But, where a lot of mentoring programs pair students one-on-one with adults, Hardee is aiming for a group. “People have lives, and it’s really hard to get people committed to doing that,” Hardee said. “I prefer a large group from all walks of life, just show up and be their friend. For (this program) to reach its highest potential, we need adult involvement.” Hardee said, with this type of mentoring program, the connections between students and mentors happen organically. “There is always a connection to be made, and you never know what that connection will be,” Hardee said. “You let them know that they’re not forgotten.”

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A message from beyond

Dr. Jim Tumblin shares Fountain City history with residents and guests at Park Place. The assisted living facility sits on the site of the home where former Central High teacher Nannie Lee Hicks lived. Photo by Ruth White

“… since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift. … (Romans 3:23 NRSV) I was going through the stacks on my desk recently and found a piece of note paper. I immediately recognized my mother’s writing, which brought tears to my eyes. She was 97 when she died, having lived longer than any of her forebears. I have always believed that God allowed my brother and me to keep her here as long as possible to make up for the very early death of our father. However, it was the words on the paper that struck my heart: “We have not yet learned the alphabet, much less the language of grace.” I keep pondering that

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message. It’s certainly an indictment of the human condition. God’s grace is so encompassing, so immense, and so available, we should accept it, embrace it, and live into it! To be honest, I think we are suspicious of grace. We humans tend to think that we have to earn grace on some kind of point system. It was John Newton, however, the son of a shipmaster, who taught most of us

FAITH NOTES ■■ Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 4110 Central Avenue Pike, will host a Tea Luncheon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the church. Games, prizes and a musical guest. Tickets: $5. Info/ tickets: 865-687-6622 or church office. ■■ 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. ■■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, hosts MAPS (Mothers At Prayer Service) noon each Friday. Info: Edna Hensley, 865-771-7788. ■■ Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Road, is holding the following Easter Services – Wednesday, April 12: 6:30 p.m., special Holy Week service; Thursday, April 13: noon, special service in the Chapel; Friday, April 14: 7:30 p.m., Good Friday Service includes a reflective communion service; Easter Sunday, April 16: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school and 10:30 a.m., worship service. ■■ 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: 865-689-5175. ■■ 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: 865-922-4210.

Christians the language of grace. He would not have earned any points in his early years. He went to sea with his shipmaster father at the age of 11. He was imprisoned on a man-of-war, escaped to work on a slave-trading ship, and led a rough life as master of a slave ship. Later, he was greatly influenced by the Wesley brothers and George Whitefield. Newton was ordained in 1764, was rector of a parish in London and remained there until his 80th year. He produced a hymnal in 1779, giving us his greatest gift: the hymn “Amazing Grace.”

■■ Heiskell UMC, 9420 Heiskell Road, hosts open gym 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday in April. All are welcome to play basketball or other sport activities. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear is required. Info: 865938-5550 and leave a message. ■■ North Knoxville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6530 Fountain City Road., will offer a free weight management program, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 27. Info: 865-314-8204. ■■ 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. ■■ Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6125 Lacy Road, offers Children’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each third Saturday. ■■ 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. April 26 program: Gayle Mrock, Director of Programs at Holston Home for Children. Info: 865-687-2952.

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A brief stroll through old Fountain City By Ruth White Whether you were born and raised in Fountain City or are a transplant, hearing Dr. Jim Tumblin share the history of this area is always fascinating – not just because he has spent his 91 years here and knows his stuff, but because he is passionate about this community and loves to share it with others. Tumblin is a 1944 graduate of Central High School and has documented many of his memories in books for all to enjoy reading. He fondly remembers his American History teacher at CHS, Nannie Lee Hicks, whom he pays tribute to for her love of the subject. “When I graduated from CHS, two thoughts that I left school with, thanks to Nannie Lee Hicks, were

that there had only been one president (FDR) and that the South won the war.” These were two of Hicks’ beliefs that left an impression on a young Tumblin. During his time speaking with the residents at Park Place, Tumblin shared interesting facts, including John Adair’s establishment of Adair Fort back in 1788 and, in 1888, when “things begin to happen” in the area after Fountainhead Hotel had been established (1886) with its 40-50 rooms, hot/ cold running water, 50-cent meal and $2/night price tag. The establishment of the Dummy Line helped make Fountain City a place to visit, with the 15-cent fare that ran from downtown to Fountain City. During the summer months, the cars were open, and the line was

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in popular use from around 1890 through 1905 as it was slowly replaced by trolley cars. Tumblin’s history lesson ended with residents sharing their own memories of Fountain City, with many calling it “a good place to live.” His parents enjoyed strolling hand-in-hand in the park, and other people remembered Fountain City Lake (rumored to have had a diving board at one time), grapevine swings, the old holler and streets being named with letters and numbers back in the day. Fountain City is rich in history and filled with memories that are sure to live on, thanks to Dr. Tumblin and others who want to make sure that everyone knows what a great place it is to live.

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Prominent in both the grocery and insurance business, the Harringtons have contributed much to Fountain City’s history. Shown here are (from left) T.R. Harrington Jr., Minnie Harrington Johnson, T.R. Harrington Sr., Grace Harrington Abel, Joseph V. Harrington and John A. Harrington. Photograph courtesy of Chloe A. Harrington

Harrington Insurance’s Fountain City roots run deep The senior class in the 1924 Central High School yearbook (“The Sequoyah”) is a veritable honor roll of women and men who made a contribution to Fountain City’s history: Staley Hensley, Glenard Gentry, Fannie Mae Andrews, Alberta Ahler, Roy Blanc, Jeanette Andrews, Dorothy Vise, Roy Acuff and Theodore “Ted” Lowe, among others. But another person who graduated that year will be honored on April 22 when the company he later coowned, the Harrington Insurance Agency, will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Each senior class elected two classmates who were granted the B.U. Degree, an honor given to their most popular man and woman. Joe Harrington was the male honoree in 1924, sharing the honor with his female counterpart, Nettie Blanc. But the story of the Harringtons and their roots in Fountain City starts much

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earlier than that. The Harringtons’ patriarch was Thomas R. Harrington Sr., whose Harrington Grocery Store occupied a place among buildings on the two sides of Broadway adjoining and fronting Fountain City Park. Among them were the Fountain City Bank, Sherman Wallace’s Barber Shop on the west side and the Masonic Lodge, Central Baptist Church and John I. Copeland’s garage far down the block on the east side. A lot of history was made in that block. Theodore R. Harrington Sr. (1873-1944) and Nancy Cox Harrington (1872-1931) were parents of five children: Minnie Mae “Minno,” Joseph V., Mary E., John A.

and Thomas R. “T.R.” Harrington Jr. T.R. Jr. (1912-1980) attended grade school at Fountain City Elementary. He then entered Knoxville High School because he wanted to play in its noteworthy band and graduated in 1931. In the midst of the Great Depression, he found work as a railroad engineer fulfilling his earliest ambition. Later he matriculated at the University of Tennessee, played as an accomplished percussionist in the band and graduated in 1937. Soon after graduation he was employed as an agent with the Tennessee Auto Insurance Co. at 717 S. Gay. T.R. and Chloe Ault, now a prominent local artist and Central High School Wall of Fame recipient, were married on Dec. 31, 1938, at the home of his sister in Dayton, Tenn. T.R. now had a spouse to support and, while he was making plans to open his own agency, he

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continued working at TAIC. He founded the Harrington Insurance Agency in 1942. The aforementioned older brother Joseph V. “Joe” Harrington (1902-1960) had worked with his father in the grocery and with his father-in-law, Barney T. Giddens, owner of B.T. Ice Co.,

since graduating from high school. Joe and Reita Giddens, a 1929 Central High School graduate, had been married by the iconic Rev. Dr. Fred F. Brown in Knoxville’s First Baptist Church on Jan. 1, 1931. In 1943, he decided to join his brother at HIA and

became what the City Directory calls a “Solicitor” there. The brothers soon moved to Suite 715-B at the Bank of Knoxville Building, and they would occupy various suites on the seventh floor for some 15 years. To page A-10

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T.R.’s sister Minnie “Minno” Harrington Johnson (1900-1965) also contributes to the story since her son, Robert “Bob” Johnson, joined the firm just after his time in the U.S. Army and his four years at the University of Tennessee. His uncles, T.R. and Joe, had asked him to join the firm and he did so in 1952. In 1964, Bob decided to found his own agency in Halls, and Bob Johnson Insurance Agency was formed. Like HIA, it has grown considerably, and Bob’s two sons, Doug and Ben, now manage the firm since Bob retired in 1995. T.R. and Joe Harrington moved their business to historic Church Street in 1958, and HIA would choose locations with historic significance from that

and other local causes. T.R.’s son, T.R. “Tom” Harrington III (CHS), joined the firm in 1961 after he graduated from East Tennessee State University in Business Administration. Tom took a special interest in accident claims and became expert in their settlement. Only one year later, another son, Charles A. Harrington, graduated from the University of Tennessee, majoring in Insurance, and joined them. He took a course in Boston in 1965 and was awarded his CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and provided HIA expertise in another facet of the general insurance industry. He later became president of the Great Smoky Mountain chapter of CPCU. In 1978, the company moved to 603 N. Broadway near the historic site of the

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date forward. Their address would remain 511 Church for almost 20 years. They were near the location of Ross’ Flats, Christenberry Infirmary, Knoxville Optical Supply Co., Mann’s Mortuary, the Christian Science Reading Room and other historic businesses. The partnership was fractured on Dec. 7, 1960, when at 58, Joseph V. Harrington died of a heart seizure. He, John I. Copeland, Roy Acuff, Buddy Kirby and others were avid fox hunters, and Joe had just gone out to feed his hunting dogs when the seizure occurred. He had been a member of the Fidelity Bible Class at Fountain City Methodist Church, a member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 and a longtime contributor to high school athletics


Central Market (now Emory Place) and the downtown terminal for the Fountain Head Railway (1890-1905). The block was also home to Edelen’s Furniture and Storage and Harb’s Carpets. T.R. Harrington Jr. passed away at 68 on Oct. 12, 1980. He was a lifelong member of Fountain City Methodist Church, a member of Bright Hope Lodge and the Northside Kiwanis Club and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He had fulfilled his lifelong ambition when he served as a locomotive engineer before and during World War II when railroads were so important to the war effort. In 1994, HIA was able to return to its family roots in Fountain City when it moved to 4883 N. Broadway in the Hill’s Shopping Center. The company moved to another historic site at 3209 Garden






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Cherokee Caverns, 8524 Oak Ridge Highway, is hosting Spring Fest from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Activities include: free pictures with Bam Pow Superheroes and Princesses, vendor shopping, music, food by Freaky Franks and self-guided tours through the Caverns. Cost: $10, 5 years old and up or $9 with nonperishable food donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. Info:



Thanks to the McClung Historical Collection, Charles and Tom Harrington, Amy H. Bible and Bob Johnson for their assistance with the historic facts and dates.

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Charles Harrington’s daughter, Amy Harrington Bible, joined the firm in 1996 and purchased it in 2012. She has been designated as a “Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider” for Property and Casualty Insurance. She is a lifelong resident of Fountain City and attends Fountain City United Methodist, where she sings in the choir, and serves on the Gresham Middle School Foundation Board. She and her husband, Allan Bible, have two daughters, Charley Rose and Della. Harrington Insurance Agency invites its policyholders and other interested locals to the 75th anniversary celebration Saturday, April 22, from 1-4 p.m. in the Fountain City Lions Club Building (5345 N. Broadway). There will be light refreshments, several giveaways and an appreciation drawing.



Drive where it built its own building just a few hundred yards from Savage Garden in 2009. It remains there today. Charles and Tom Harrington continue to serve their community in many ways. Charles is a member of the board of Fountain City Town Hall, a 59-year member of the Northside Kiwanis Club and a past president and member of the adult choir at Fountain City United Methodist Church. He was percussionist for the Knoxville Symphony for several years and for the Tennessee Wind Symphony for 24 years. Over the past 17 years Tom has served more than 20,000 hours as a volunteer interpreter at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and was recently recognized with the Southeast Regional Enduring Service Award. In addition, he is a frequent and effective lecturer to religious and civic groups.


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The color of money: Emerald It’s budget time in Knox County, and the school system is first up to bat, which is the way it should be, because that’s where the biggest chunk of money goes. Last week, Knox County Schools presented its preliminary recommended budget, which is set to be approved by the school board Wednesday. Then it will be handed off to be blessed by County Commission. The $3.8 million that will be carved out and channeled to Emerald Academy is a relatively small chunk of the $471 million total, and it’s not “new” news that Knox County’s first – and

Betty Bean to date, only – public charter school will consume an ever-growing portion of school funding as it builds its student body over a fiveyear period (in 2015, its first year, Emerald Academy offered kindergarten and first grade. Second and sixth grades were added this year, third and seventh-graders to come next year). Some educators and board members are trou-

bled because the taxpayerfunded portion of Emerald Academy’s budget (it also gets private donations and a substantial contribution from the United Way) is coming at the expense of the center city elementary schools that serve the county’s lowest-income students, which is what charter school opponents predicted from the get-go. That’s because state law says the money follows the student. This means that elementary schools like Sarah Moore Greene, Lonsdale, Inskip and Christenberry will lose $7,657.02 for each student who transfers to

Emerald Academy. “My biggest concern is that when we think about the number of students, it doesn’t look like a great number or a significant amount of money,” said school board member Jennifer Owen. “But when you look at 10 kids coming from one elementary school, that really is a significant amount of money to take away from that one school that’s left behind. They still have the same fixed costs – maintenance, utilities, etc., and although legislators say they don’t have the same costs because they have to buy fewer textbooks,

last words or whatever, when a school loses $70,000, that’s a significant shortfall.” Several of these schools are in Owen’s district, and she is particularly concerned about Christenberry, 93.6 percent of whose families live below the poverty line, and which will be losing 10 to 12 students to Emerald Academy. Compounding the financial hit and loss of involved parents is a relatively high number of undocumented students who don’t get counted in the formula that determines the distribution of federal funds. Emerald Charter Schools’

public information officer John Crooks doesn’t believe these worries are well founded. “Scholars come to Emerald Academy from neighborhoods across the city, which would seem to minimize the impact on any one particular traditional public school as the dollars follow the child. For 2017-2018, we are in the budget development process and have not been provided with a funding estimate from the state or Knox County Schools yet, so we can’t speak to what that amount will be until we receive that information,” Crooks said.

Three women on list for federal judgeship Federal magistrate judge Clifford Shirley is not seeking a third term when his term ends in February 2018. This triggers a search for a new magistrate, which ultimately is decided by the federal judges for the eastern district of Tennessee with Tom Varlan as the Chief Judge. It also includes active senior judges.

Victor Ashe

Under federal law, a magistrate judge merit selection panel has been established to review applicants and submit five names to the judges who will make a final decision. The search committee is chaired by highly respected and hardworking Knoxville attorney Mark Mamantov. It also in-


cludes two non-lawyers as required by law. While the names of applicants and the deliberations of the panel are not public, three of the applicants I have learned are well-qualified women. They are Bridget Bailey,  Heidi Barcus and Debbie Poplin, current clerk of the federal court. Poplin was the first woman to serve as Knoxville’s law director.  Bailey, who is AfricanAmerican, now  works for the Department of Justice. She has also served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Much of her family lives in Knoxville. Interestingly enough, both Bailey and Barcus have worked at different times (no longer) at the Lewis Thomason law firm here in Knoxville formerly known as Lewis King and Krieg. It is an eight-year term. The deadline for applications has passed. There are many more applicants than the three listed here.


■■ Former state Rep. Robert Booker, the first AfricanA merican elec ted from Knox County to the Tennessee House of Repres e nt a t i v e s after ReBooker construction, turns 82 on Friday, April 14. He is a regular columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel and an authority on African-American history in Knox County. Former deputy mayor for Madeline Rogero  (and potential 2019 mayoral candidate) Eddie Mannis celebrates his 58th birthday the same day. Booker also served as an administrative assistant to the late Mayor Kyle Testerman and on City Council, filling out the unexpired term of then Vice Mayor Mark Brown, who had re-


signed. Mannis is a wellknown businessman and strong supporter of veterans. ■■ James Corcoran, attorney, who lives with his wife, Anna, and their twin children, James IV and Elsa (age 2) on Eagle Crest Drive, is running for City CounCorcoran cil from the seat now held by Brenda Palmer, who is term limited. His wife practices law with him. He says Palmer “has done a really good job” as a council member. He wants to ensure a strong law enforcement presence as well as treatment for drug offenders. His law practice focuses on child welfare. He is 37, which would make him the youngest member of council if elected. Also running

from this district is Jodi Mullins. Corcoran opposes partisan elections for city offices. ■■ A l a n Williams will be honored by the Front Page Follies on Saturday, June 17, for his Williams

commendable efforts in the news world for over 30 years. ■■ Mayor Rogero continues to be outspoken on several national issues where she has taken the Democratic party view, which she avoided doing during her first term in office. This is her last term as mayor, which ends in December 2019.

Next ‘Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County’ is April 20 Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will host their next Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Chandler’s Deli, 3101 Magnolia Ave. They plan to meet with the people of east Knox County and listen to their concerns. Ed and Bob feel that going out to the citizens eases the strain on those who, because of work, commitments, financial situation or the distance to the City-County Building, cannot attend regular commission meetings. All elected officials, media and public are welcome. This is not a commission meeting, there is no agenda, and there will be no votes taken.

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April 12, 2017

HealtH & lifestyles News From Fort saNders regioNal medical ceNter

Leap of faith

Writer calls aftermath of 55-foot plunge a ‘miracle’ Rob Crawford stepped off a ledge in a leap of faith – but instead he crashed 55 feet into rocky shoreline below, missing his anticipated water landing by a foot. The landing broke his back, ribs, and pelvis, and left his lower body tingling and unable to move. “I understand that it could have been very different,” said Crawford, 29, seven months after therapists at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center helped him walk again. “To me, it was nothing short of a miracle that I could walk and my legs weren’t broken. For whatever reason, God has chosen to spare my legs, and I’m eager to see why.” He doesn’t really know why he finally decided to risk a leap from the railing of a friend’s cabin in North Carolina last August, except that his love of free falling has been with him since childhood. “Anything that I could jump off into the water, I’d do. I just loved the way it made me feel, just being able to float for those few seconds.” When he saw the breathtaking drop from the cabin’s back deck to the lake, he knew he’d have to try it. He took the plunge while nobody was looking. “I had been playing guitar and I was playing a song that is a prayer about being caught up in the flow of life, and moving toward your potential. So I set the guitar down, stood up on the ledge, and….” The railing collapsed and Crawford fell into the rocks below. “As soon as I took that first step I felt like God grabbed me by the back of the shirt and said, ‘OK, I’ve got you and you’re going to land and it’s going to hurt, but you’re going to get through this and you’re going to be stronger for it,” he recalled. He hit the ground feet first with such force it knocked the wind out of him. The impact drove his feet forward and his tailbone into the jagged rock. “I knew it was a spinal cord injury. My legs were tingling – it didn’t hurt at all. So I eased myself to the water’s edge and just floated there a couple minutes until one of my buddies looked over the edge and saw me.” It took a boat, ambulance and helicop-

ter to get him from the remote cabin to the hospital, where trauma surgeons had to dig bone fragments out of his spine. “Four days after surgery they brought a walker in and said, ‘We want you to stand up.’ And I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?! I just broke my back!’ But they said, ‘No, you’re going to stand up right now.’ That was a big moment in realizing this is not as bad as it should have been.” “To me, it was nothing short of a After eight days miracle that I could walk, and that he was transferred my legs weren’t broken. For whatto Patricia Neal Reever reason, God has chosen to habilitation Center, spare my legs, and I’m eager to see where he stayed why, ” says Rob Crawford, pictured for 12 days. “I was here with his puppy, Yonah. just so grateful,” he said. “The nurses were so gracious there and made things so much less awkward than they “I am very grateful for all the staff there,” could have been.” he said, adding that he counts PNRC em“Mr. Crawford sustained multiple trau- ployees Trish, Claire, Mike, Beth and Richmatic injuries including a rib fracture, pel- ard among his friends. “I made some really vic and sacral fractures, but most significant close friends with all the therapists there was a lumbar vertebral fracture – a bone of because I could tell they cared about me.” the spine – which put pressure on his spinal Crawford received physical and occupacord,” said Jennifer Steely, PNRC director tional therapy to address core strength, lower of clinical services. extremity strength, sitting/standing balance, “The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves along with coordination, walking and selfwhich controls sensation, strength and motor care skills. He returned to his work as a writer function,” she explained. “The fractured bone for a downtown media company a month afput pressure on the spinal cord but did not ter the accident and continued twice-weekly sever it. As pressure was relieved with surgi- outpatient visits through December. cal repair and as swelling and inflammation His accident has already inspired Crawdecreased, Mr. Crawford was able to recover ford to begin several new projects. There’s most of his strength and motor function.” a documentary he’s producing, “A Cure for

Pain,” on how people cope with traumatic experiences. There’s a conscious effort to grow in his spiritual walk. He and his older brother are training for a half triathlon comprising a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run to mark the one-year anniversary of his spinal cord injury. “I’m hoping to do it during August,” said Crawford who now swims a couple of miles a week and runs about 20. “Some days are obviously better than others, but I just take each day as it comes as a way to lean on the Father’s strength,” he said. “I cry a lot when I run because it’s all kind of overwhelming. I’ll even cry out ‘Abba!’ sometimes – and He usually gives me a couple more miles.”

IRC program helps restore life through leisure The Patricia Neal Innovative nities as a means to develop abilities and life skills for those challenged Recreation Cooperative (IRC) reflects its phiby stroke, brain and spine losophy in its name: injuries, amputation, and other neurologa belief that even ical and orthopethose with sedic diagnoses. vere disabiliVolunteers of ties can lead a fun and fulvarying backfilling life if grounds share their knowledge given the right tools. and expertise to help those who Launched in have had a traumat1994 as an initiative to support the ic life event overcome Americans with Disobstacles to taking The Patricia Neal Innovative Recreabilities Act, IRC is part in sports activities ation Cooperative hosts clinics in they might have once an educational and water skiing, snow skiing, paddling, enjoyed or are now inawareness program cycling, climbing, marksmanship and that uses innovative terested in pursuing. golf on a regular basis. Al Kaye, recreation recreation opportu-

therapist and coordinator of the IRC program, conducts clinics and events to help people enjoy their preferred leisure activities through modifications and developing new skills. “IRC focuses more on individual sports,” said Kaye. “The regular clinics include water skiing, paddling and scuba, snow skiing and snowboarding, golf, marksmanship, climbing and cycling. We have done some specific clinics in the past for camping, self-defense, sled hockey, basketball and tennis.” Last year the IRC program at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center helped more than 820 participants from age 4 through senior adults. Volunteers and family member brought the total to a little over 3,200. Most participants live within three hours of Knoxville, but Kaye reports some have come from Alabama, North and South Car-

olina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and Maryland. “We’re not a recreation program per se, but an educational opportunity to help individuals learn about their abilities and to overcome their life struggles to develop a healthier lifestyle,” said Kaye. He said the program’s premise is supported by research showing that people with a disability who are vested in some sort of leisure pursuit experience fewer secondary illnesses and strive to be healthier. The IRC is a not-for-profit entity under Covenant Health. Contributions to the organization – mostly through grants, donations and fundraisers – are used for equipment and resources to help the participants. To learn more about the IRC program, visit

RestoRing Abilities. Rebuilding lives. • Brain Injury • Stroke • Cancer • Spinal Cord Injury • Orthopedics The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center is nationally recognized for providing exceptional care and rehabilitation for patients with disabilities.

Contact the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at (865) 331-3600 or visit to learn more.


It is one of the largest inpatient rehabilitation centers within an acute care hospital in the country. Since 1978 the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center has touched the lives of thousands of patients and families from around the nation, resulting in more than 30,000 patient success stories over the years.

B-2 • April 12, 2017 • Halls/Fountain City Shopper news

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1977 BUICK ELECTRA 225 - Two door sports coupe LTD. Original condition. Like new. New tires. New brakes. 83,000 original miles . V8 engine. Can be seen on Craigslist. $5,495 obo. (865)-984-0818

2,600 street rods, muscle cars & classics CHILHOWEE PARK Manufacturers exhibits, arts & crafts, vintage parts swap meet, autocross & much more.

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BMW Z3 - 1998. gar. kept, mint cond., 39K mi., $14,500. 865-607-3007 (865)573-3549. FERRARI 360 MODENA - 2003. Red/ Tan. No problems. No issues. All paperwork. Tuned exhaust. 28K miles. Carfax in hand. $115,000 obo. (865)-458-6554




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Garage Sales North GARAGE SALE - Saturday, April 15th, 8am-12pm. In Halls, Shadow Creek Subdivision, off Cunningham Rd. 2171 Council Fire Dr. NORTH ACRES BAPTIST MISSION YARD SALE - Saturday, April 22, 8am-2pm. Located in the gym. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit missions. 5803 Millertown Pk, Knoxville, TN 37924 YARD SALE - Friday & Saturday, April 14th & 15th. 9am-3pm. 4634 Wellington Pointe LN. Knoxville, 37938. Clothing, books, DVD’s, furniture, collectibles and more!

Hannah is Spayed and Fully Vetted. 2-3 Years old, 38 pounds and crate trained. Super friendly with ALL people. NO CATS. Some dogs o.k. Would need a meet and greet. $100 placement includes one year of monthly heartworm preventive. Call or Text Lisa at 423-754-9559 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES - AKC registered. 1st shots, vet checked. $1800. Call (423) 519-0647. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC, $1300+. Visa-MC Accepted. (423)775-6044. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 7 M, 3 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $700. 865-322-6251. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES - Born February 6th, both parents AKC, $750. (865)-388-0987 HAVENESE PUPS AKC, home raised, health guar. 865-259-7337

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Millen Garage Builders 865-679-5330 Farm Equipment

CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Farm & Construction Equip. Sat. April 29th, 10:00 am Andrew Johnson Hwy At intersection of 139. In Strawberry Plains 92% OF OUR EQUIP. WAS SOLD IN OUR FALL AUCTION! 10% BP

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Farm Products

Jack Russell/Min Pins puppies, beautiful, Perfect gift. $150 each (865) 237-3897 LABRADOODLES F1 & GOLDENDOODLES F1B, CKC reg, UTD on shots, health guaranteed. $900-$750. 423 488-5337 Labrador Retrievers English, AKC reg., black M&F, 1st shots, wormed, microchipped, will be in Knoxv. Apr 14. $650. (606) 359-4478 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

Pet Supplies CIRCLE Y WESTERN SADDLE, 16”, double skirted & hand tooled, $350. (865)-425-9795

Automobiles for Sale

Merchandise - Misc. GENERATOR BIG 8500 watt, 2017, Honda elec. start. Batt. & whl kit incl. Never used. New retail $4995. Wholesale $3750. 1st $1850 cash, 864-275-6478. GRASS-FED ANGUS FREEZER BEEF. - Whole or half carcass cut to order. Perfect for summer grilling! (423)519-9430 KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killers/KIT Complete Treatment System Hardware Stores, The Home Depot, (618)351-7570

Musical GODIN Freeway Floyd guitar $400; Fender 212R amp, $300; Ludwig drum set $750. (865)806-1252 NSM CDS JUKE BOX - Works great. $900 (865)-365-1497 PIANO - STORY & CLARK - Upright with bench. Oak Finish. Excellent condition. $477. (865)-458-6344

Tools Lincoln welder (stick welder) $195; Settling torch $195; Drill Press 3 horse power, 12 speed, heavy duty $195; Air compressor, commercial size, 5 horse power, 90 gal tank, $195. (865)-556-6050

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Halls/Fountain City Shopper news • April 12, 2017 • B-3

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Parkwest Medical Center Charles and Denise Diegel, Knoxville, a boy, Charles Aiden David Hannah and Noelle Cooper, Knoxville, a boy, Leo Vaughn

Craig and Marissa Dalton, Knoxville, a girl, Teagan Noel Daniel and Andrea Browning, Lenoir City, a girl, Maisie Elise Frederick and Amanda Audritsh, Knoxville, a boy, Frederick Mathias, IV

Justin and Heather Biggs, Knoxville, a girl, Lilly Ann

Dustin and Kasey Sharp, Knoxville, a girl, Cameron Grace

Philip and Katie Clendenen, Knoxville, a boy, Grayson James

UT Medical Center

Rashid and Katie Moore, Sevierville, a boy, RJ Moore

Tyrea Young and Darlressa Clemons, Knoxville, a girl, ZiReea’ Malon Young

Brandon and Amber Johnson, Knoxville, a boy, Tristenn Johnson Russ and Christy Swafford, Knoxville, a boy, Reece Erick Eric and Kim Cole, Clinton, a boy, Ailor Riley Michael and Laura McLean, Knoxville, a boy, Cole Jenkins Tom and Sarah Young, Knoxville, a girl, Meredith Grace Andrew and Katie Williams, Knoxville, a boy, Everett Allen Ross Karissa Sampson, Kingston, a boy, Lynwood Greer Josh and Bobby Underdown, Knoxville, a boy, Thatcher Roan Alonzo Brooks and Monique Walda, Knoxville, a girl, Avianna Marie Marcus Bragg and Nykeesha Lee, Knoxville, a girl, Ecko Journey Steven and Margaret Kuykendall, Maryville, a girl, Caroline Elizabeth John and Catherine Pinckard, Knoxville, a boy, Nash Keith Cason and Courtney McInturff, Knoxville, a boy, Cason Dean “Mac” William and Keshia Johnson, Knoxville, a boy, William Landon Shawn and Amy Julian, Sevierville, a girl, Gemma Rose Todd and Sarah Mason, Knoxville, a girl, Hadley Anne Darian and Brittany Foust, LaFollette, a boy, Norris Lee

John and Elizabeth Neal, Luttrell, a boy, John Kentynn Neal

Amy Ferguson, Pigeon Forge, a girl, Olivia Delores

Dillon and Kneely Paul, Knoxville, a boy, Levi Matthew Paul

Amy Hawks and Jeremiah Young, Sevierville, a boy, Maliki Samson

Crystal Daughtery, LaFollette, a boy, Jeremiah Maleek Murray Aaron and Lindsey Chapman, Morristown, a girl, Iva Margaret Chapman

Jamey Shelley and Tosha McKinney, Corryton, a boy, Charlie Maxwell Shelley

Andre Owens and Amber Flenniken , Knoxville, a boy, Bryson Xavier Owens

Carlos Andres and Lucina Diego, Knoxville, a girl, Elizabeth Marie Diego-Andres

Martha Bowers, Lenoir City, a boy, John Evan Bowers

Golden Styles and Briannaca Saulsberry, Knoxville, a girl, Gianni Bella Rose Styles Jonathan German and Anastasia Kerr-German, Knoxville, a boy, Sebastian Colin German

Luke and Ashley Williams, Madisonville, a boy, Kaycen Paul Williams Anthony and Setorya Montgomery, Knoxville, a boy, Anthony Allen Montgomery Jr.

Leah and Mark Thompson, Sevierville, a girl, Sabien Celestial Dragon Mirna Aleman and Yorlin Espinal, Sevierville, a girl, Aelyn Michel Jacqueline Lane, Sevierville, a boy, Sebastian Jorge Meyli O’Sorta, Sevierville, a girl, Laila Estela Alyssa and Joseph Bellew, Sevierville, a girl, Jayden Michelle DeSarte Sullivan, Sevierville, a girl, Lillianna Faye Crystal Browning and Michael Moore Jr., Newport, a boy, Oliver Samuel

Nicholas and Karissa Collins, Etowah, a girl, Anita Dawn Collins

Courtney Janusheske and Andrew Laws, Sevierville, a boy, Carson Liam

Brian and Ariel Andrews, Knoxville, a boy, Brian James Andrews Jr Eric and Stephanie Lezatte, Knoxville, a boy, Connor Mark Lezatte Christopher and Deborah Mitchell, Knoxville, a girl, Riah Catherine Valery Mitchell

Kimberly Grubb, Knoxville, a boy, Owen Ryley Scott and Katie Holbrook, Knoxville, a girl, Landry Elizabeth

Allen Cordell and Patricia Dummett, LaFollette, a boy, Ryder Lee Cordell Geoffrey Koontz and Hannah Foster, Knoxville, a boy, Ashton Hollis Koontz Keimer Ramirez Escobar and Viviana Mercado Sepulveda, Powell, a boy, Ithan Jeshua Ramirez Jason and Lindsey Lane, Lake City, a boy, Cannon James Lane Veronica Sanchez, Maryville, a boy, Sebastian Zayne Sanchez

David Wolfenbarger Jr. and Terri Marley, of Knoxville, a girl, Peyton Faith

Casey and Scott Williams, New Market, a girl, Dahlila LeeAnn Chelsea Henry and Benjamin Rayborn, Seymour, a girl, Emersyn Grace April and Andrew Walters, Kodak, Twin A- Adryan Grace

Mary and Franklin Payne, Newport, a girl, Abagail Mae

Frankie Hofstetter and Cody Burghart, Kodak, a boy, Kamden Roy

Joshua Sullivan and Christina Whitaker, of Knoxville, a girl, Estella Reighn Ann

Jennifer Hill and Gavin Robinson, Newport, Halle Giovanna

Jody and Cara West, of Oliver Springs, a boy, Neyland Jericho

Madeline Ramirez and Enrique Flores, Pigeon Forge, a boy, Ian Alexis

Curtis and Tosha Peace, of Maynardville, a girl, Maci Rayne

Dana Rogers and James Roach, Sevierville, a girl, Addilyn Grace Elizabeth Price, Sevierville, a girl, Aubrey Rose Rebekkah and Brandon May, Sevierville, a girl, Emily Eden Gloria Dellinger, Sevierville, a girl, Raliyah Jade

Makayla and James Suttles, Seymour, a boy, Daxton James Paegan Clark and David Messer, Cosby, a girl, Flora Amaryllis Lassiter and James Denton, Sevierville, a girl, Charleigh Ann Kelsey and Richard Innes, Strawberry Plains, a girl, Mallory Kate

Stefanie Wolcott and Christian Light, Sevierville, a boy, Parker Ryan

William and Laura Winder, Knoxville, a boy, Levi Truett Winder

Olivia Chatfield and Caleb Rose, Sevierville, a girl, Ava Marie

Jeidy Cardon and Gualder Godoy, Sevierville, a boy, Anderson Manfredo

Felisha Rorabeck and Jonathan Daniels, Del Rio, a girl, Scarlett Alice

Jennifer Seals and Junior Hernandez, Strawberry Plains, a boy, Hudson alexander

Madisyn and Cody Lavoie, Sevierville, a girl, Delilah Skye

Evangelynn and Jeffrey Mattingly, Gatlinburg, a boy, Austin Jeffrey

Austin and Cortney Putt, Knoxville, a boy, Ryder Maddux Putt David Hamby Jr. and Sadie Ferguson, Rockwood, a boy, Dax Wylder Hamby Thomas and Lisa Krajewski, Knoxville, a girl, Anna Louise Krajewski

LeConte Medical Center Angelique Johnson, Sevierville, a boy, Atticus Timothy Tyler Taylor and Todd Fink, Sevierville, a boy, Tate Wayne Hannah Knight, Sevierville, a boy, Samuel Wayne Destiny and Preston VanTiburg, Sevierville, a boy, Carson James

Tiffany Stoops, Kodak, a girl, Skylar Michelle Lynn Brandy and Charles Hart, Sevierville, a girl, Aliyah Pearl Lorin and Steven Wilson, Sevierville, a boy Josiah Aidric Radonna Bryant and William Kite, Sevierville, a boy, Kade Landon Katelyn and Mark Indelicato, Gatlinburg, a boy, Oliver Reid Christin and Tyler Vaden, Sevierville, a boy, Hawke Sawyer Kelsey and Richard Innes, Strawberry Plains, a girl, Mallory Kate Tonya Forrester, Cosby, a girl, Taelynn Renee Whitney and Brandon Reagan, Kodak, a girl, Waylynn Mae

Elizabeth and Martin Messick, Sevierville, a boy, Jacob Edward

Jessie Gabel, Sevierville, a boy, Declan Nash

Heather and Colbie McDuffie, Newport, a girl, Emillia Braylynn

Jazmin and Corey Hawks, Sevierville, a girl, Ana-Rose Adele

Vincent and Catherine Jones, of Knoxville, a girl, Margo Vincent

Twin B- Saulyer Jordan

Gabriel Inklebarger and Erin Hall, Corryton, a girl, Cyan Moon Inklebarger

Zachary and Heather Boone, LaFollette, a boy, Xander Gage Boone

Javvor Cantrell and ReShana Hill, of Knoxville, a girl, Heaven MarShaye

Brian and Julia Christopher, of Knoxville, a girl, Olivia Rey

Delsy Rosales and Jose Munguia, Sevierville, a boy, Jordy Gael

Matthew Tauzell and Pamela Smith, Lenoir City, a boy, Matthew Edward Tauzell

Caleb and Allyson Bowers, Madisonville, a boy, Mason Tobias Franklin Bowers

Amanda and James Knochel Jr., Sevierville, a girl, Mackenzie

Kady and Daniel Maples, Kodak, a girl, Karaline Emilia Jessica Smith Deleon and Tomas Deleon, White Pine, a boy, Julian Tomas

Brian and Susanna Waters, Alcoa, a boy, Christopher James Waters

Kody and Katie Swink, of Greenback, a boy, Klade Louis Edward

Cassandra Parker and Thomas Finch, Newport, a girl, Jazmynn Nikole

Christopher and Ashley Paul, Jacksboro, a boy, Zachary Ethan Paul

Randall and Jennifer Fritts, Knoxville, a boy, Carter Cruz Fritts

Shannon Smith-Griffin and Jamie Griffin, Sevierville, a boy, Galahad

Nolvia Zelaya and Ariel Hernandez, Gatlinburg, a boy, Aiden Ariel

Allen and Patricia Bell, Knoxville, a boy, Logan Ray Bell

Rickey and Jamie Moses, Jacksboro, a boy, Kason Jase Moses

Travis and Ashley Nelson, Wartburg, a girl, Laykin Riley

Katie Clark, LaFollette, a girl, Sharron Lydia Clark

Alexandria McFarland and Jimmy Jackson Jr., Pigeon Forge, a girl, Harmony Renae

Trey and Christian VanZant, Knoxville, a boy, Tristan Reid VanZant

Darren and Crystal Hurst, Maryville, a girl, Kairi Marie Hurst

Peter and Rebecca Beers, Knoxville, a girl, Vada Grace

Cindal Phillips and Hardy Regan, Sevierville, a boy, James Ray

Pedro Estrada Gomez and Adriana Castro Gonzalez, Loudon, a girl, Victoria Estrada

Paul and Brittany Rose, Knoxville, a boy, Daxton Avery

Michael Sutton and Lacey Blankenship, Loudon, a girl, Arli June

Dakota Brewer and Samantha McCollum, Lenoir City, a girl, Alaya Brooklyn Brewer

Jeremy and Nikki Bumgardner, Luttrell, a boy, Elijah Logan Bumgardner

Dakota Brewer and Samantha McCollum, Lenoir City, a girl, Alaya Brooklyn Brewer

Randall and Jamie Stafford, Lenoir City, a girl, Emily Ellaina

Ariel and Giovanni Sarmiento, Kodak, a girl, Leiera Layne

Sergio Doroteo Hernandez and Carolina Galvez Fernandez, Knoxville, a girl, Carolina Doroteo Galvez

Jacob and Rebecca Hoekstra, Knoxville, a boy, Alexander Lee

Michael and Donna Wallace, Andersonville, a girl, Lillie Mae

Tyler Neil, Sweetwater, a girl, Le’Trinity Louise Neil

Laura White, Strawberry Plains, a boy, Daniel Ryan Virginia and John Cottongim, Sevierville, a girl, Stella Catherine Zenab Jabeer and Salah Alfatlawi, Sevierville, a boy, Ali Salah Sara Ogle and Paul O’Neill, Sevierville, a boy, Silas Anthony Haiel Kaitlin and Christopher Phillips, Sevierville, a boy, Wiley Jack

Thomas Thomas Jr. and Tracey Hill, of Knoxville, a girl, Feliciti Anne Billy Dutton and Krishena Montalvo, of Knoxville, a girl, K’ana Rayn Joshua Kanipe, of Andersonville, and Ivy Neal, of Oak Ridge, a boy, Brysen Maximus Robert and Tabitha Newman, of Oak Ridge, a boy Rain Jack Noah Dodson and Kari Lumpkin, of Knoxville, a girl, Lynneya Rose Randy Williams Jr. and Ashlyn Easter, of Rockwood, a girl, Khalyn Paige Nathan and Lesley Miles, of Powell, a girl, Fiona Anne Kelsey and Hannah Gilliam, of Powell, a boy, Urbyn Kash Samantha Keith, of Knoxville, a girl, Nora Alexandra Bryan and Katie Schreiber, of Knoxville, a boy, Keaton Joseph Dominique Brown, of Knoxville, a girl, Faith La’Shay Nichole Kashika Kelley, of Morristown, a girl, Jayla Monae Stephen Fisher and Christina Reimche, of Oak Ridge, a boy, Jack Teil Jaylin Henderson and Sasha Holloway, of Powell, a girl, Journey Rene’ Tyrone Tumlin Jr. and Coreesha Howell, of Knoxville, a girl, Tawana Aryana-Denise D’Metric Albea and Courtn’ee Grooms, of Knoxville, a girl, Logan Lei’Nise Anthony Jones and Arielle Reynolds, of Knoxville, a girl, Rowan Evanessa

Fort Sanders Philip and Julianne Smith, of Maryville, a boy, Jennings Gentry Bryston and Olivia Wilson, of New Tazewell, a boy, Rhyett Cade James Reno and Destiny Lee, of Powell, a girl, Paisley Renea-Lynn Charles Lawrence Jr. and Valencia Booker, of Knoxville, a boy, Braylon Kyriq

2 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Merchandise Wanted



ALL Vintage Items such as mens

watches, designer costume and real jewelry, old toys wind up and tin. Artwork, t-shirts, official sports, fountain tin sets, XX case knives. Signed pottery, old socks in package. Zippo lighters, barbies and clothes. Will pay fair market value.

Call (865)-441-2884

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SHAVED ICE TRAILER - Everything is ready to go! $17,000. Events are in place. (865)-924-8349


Consolidation Loans


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

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BROADACRES. 3 BR, 2 BA, frpl, 1 level, 2 car gar., lots of recent upgrades, $200,000. 865-207-4564



ADOPT: Active woman wishes

to complete her family through adoption. Lifetime of love, opportunity and learning awaits. Call Anne-Michele 877-246-1447 Text 516- 305-0144

ADOPT: Our hearts are ready for a new addition to share every family tradition. Please call to make us part of your adoption plan. Kim & Tom 877-297-0013 Expenses paid. ADOPTION is a brave choice for you. We offer your newborn baby secure forever love. Elizabeth & Warren 1800-221-0548. Exp. Pd.


WANTED INFORMATION on Patty / Pepper Halstead Seaver for an injured party. Call (540)850-8377

Financial Business for Sale PARTY TRAIN w/enclosed trailer. Holds 12 children. Great for events. $30,000. (865)253-0068 PEPSI DRINK TRAILER & TRUCK 2016 F350. Concessions stand. Everything you need to start up. $35,000. (727)-504-6329


144 Creekwood Way, Seymour Beautiful 2BR 2BA, 2 car garage, gas fireplace, brand new paint!, ALL SEASON enclosed porch, new W.H., $162,500. No agts. (865)387-5824

Manufactured Homes 3 BR 2 BA doublewide, well cared for in Little River Comm., Louisville. FSBO. $42,500. (865)214-7899

I BUY OLDER MOBILE HOMES 1990 up, any size OK 865-384-5643

For Sale By Owner FOR SALE BY OWNER - 110 Firebird Lane, 3BR, 17 year old frame home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, approx 1,272 heated square feet located at 110 Firebird Lane, Maynardville. House has been totally refurbished with new wood laminate flooring in living room and kitchen, new carpet in the bedrooms, new interior paint, kitchen cabinets, counter tops, new roof and new A/C system. Also has a new 8 x 10 wood deck off the back. Lot is over a half acre. Asking $119,900 and owner will finance with approved credit (down payment will be subject to the program you qualify for. Zero down if you qualify for a USDA loan, 3.5% down for FHA). Call Bill at 877-488-5060 ext 323.


5400 SF, 4BD/4.5BA CUSTOM 2-STORY LOCATED ON GOLF COURSE. ASKING $895,000 Call 865-414-9455

Small or large tracts of timber to log

KY, TN, and VA.

Master Logger Program.

(606)273-2232 (423)566-9770 Real Estate Rentals Apartments - Furnished FTN. CITY. 2 BR, 1 BA, washer & dryer, no pets, $600 mo, $100 damage dep. Call (865) 898-2578 WALBROOK STUDIOS 865-251-3607 $145 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lease.

Apartments - Unfurn.

1,2,3 BR

Apartments - Unfurn. EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS $250 deposit $500/month. Includes water. Great for single, couple, etc. Studio size. Call Stuart (865)-335-0294 / (865)-279-9850




Great location! On the Bus Line! Close to Shopping! Rent Based on Income, Some Restrictions Apply

Call 865-523-4133 TODAY for more information

Homes Unfurnished HALLS. 3 BR, 2 BA, deck, carport, storage, private on large lot, $875 mo + $500 DD. (865)687-6400

*Pools, Laundries, Appl. *5 min. to UT & airport


Cherokee West $625 South - Taliwa Gardens $585 - $625 1 1/2 bth, W/D conn. (865) 577-1687

BROADWAY TOWERS 62 AND OLDER Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, utilities included. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202.

865-524-4092 for appointment

TDD 1-800-927-9275


Rooms Furn/Unfurn ROOM FOR RENT / WEST KNOXVILLE - Furnished. $350/month. No deposit. No pets. Month to month. References required. No smokers. 865-384-1668

A/C, Heat, Water & Electric Incl, OnSite Laundry, Computer Center & Resident Services


Condos Unfurnished

Real Estate Commercial Commercial Property /Sale


North Knox Location 26,000 SF of pure potential on 1.85 ac. Zoned for Apts, Condos, Retirement

Call Brackfield & Associates, GP 865-691-8195 Lots & Acreage/Sale

LEASE QUEEN ANNE COTTAGE. HISTORICAL OAKWOOD. 2BR, 1BA, formal DR, LR, Entry Foyer. Just refurbished. $700 mo. References. Credit Checked. 2222 Harvey St. (865) 254-7393 NEWLY REMODELED HOME - near Powell, handicap acces. built in ramp at front and balcony deck in back. 2br 1b with eat in kitchen. Large dining room/living room and den with hardwood floors, garage. water furn. $950 mo. & $1000 deposit. 423-593-8010.

2.26 ACRES, vacant land. 4400 Whittle Springs Rd. Zoned O1. $185,000. (865)544-1717

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5500 sf warehouse and office space, restrooms, loading dock now available in Union Co. Industrial Park Maynardville, also small offices available. Call JT at 865- 679- 2443.


(865) 922-


NORTH KNOXVILLE Office/Shop 1,120 SF $395/MTH Call Chris Hansard (865) 922-3675 Worley Builders, Inc.

Retail Space/Rent

CONVENIENCE STORE FOR LEASE KNOXVILLE Large neighborhood area with heavy traffic. Call today for more info 865-560-9989

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NORTH, NEW 2BR - Central heat and air. Washer and dryer connection. Will accept section 8 KCDC voucher. (865)-219-8669

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B-4 • April 12, 2017 • Halls/Fountain City Shopper news

News from Pope’s Plant Farm

Variety is what we’re about! Early spring in East Tennessee is an exciting time. Certainly at the nursery, an overabundance of plant options can be found. Many native flowering trees such as dogwood, redbud and serviceberry can easily find a home in your garden. Popular flowering shrubs such as rhododendron, viburnum, camellia, and forsythia are great options to add color to your spring landscape. Viburnum in particular seem to hold a special place in our hearts. Commonly called snowball bush, the medium to large shrubs are generally very hardy, and many varieties add tremendous sized flowers and fragrance to your garden. On the smaller end of the scale are the many flowering perennials that bloom in early spring. Candytuft, creeping phlox and dianthus are all great, low-growing flowering ground covers that help fill the edges of your landscape beds with carpets of color. Dianthus is a personal favorite because of its compact habit and evergreen foliage. Most of these spring flowering plants don’t bloom for a particularly long time, but that is part of their charm. It’s through a combination of various bloom times, colors and textures that we achieve year-round interest in our gardens. Whether you’re driving down the highway, hiking your favorite trail, or working in your backyard, take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty of East Tennessee.

Spring has Sprung at Pope’s

Snapdragons $14 flat Snapdragons $14 flat

Flowering Dogwood Trees $30 each Trees Flowering Dogwood $30 each

1 gallon Perennials $17Perennials each 1 gallon $17 each

Verbena $14 flat Verbena $14 flat

Impatients $14 flat Impatients

Knock Out Roses $20Out each Knock Roses

Begonias $14 flat Begonias

Assorted 2” Succulents Assorted$2 2”each Succulents

each $14 flat $2 each New$20location to serve you: Two convenient locations to serve you: Pope’s at Halls

$14 flat

Pope’s at The Junction 6604 Maynardville Pope’s Pike at Creekside KN-1556954

19770 US-11 • Lenoir City, TNKnoxville, 37771 Monday – Saturday 9-6, Sunday 11-6 965-986-0157

Across the street

S Northshore Dr. •from Knoxville, TN 37922 the “mulch company” TN8718 37918 Monday – Saturday 9-6, Sunday 11-6 865-313-2473

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A great community newspaper serving Halls and Fountain City

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A great community newspaper serving Halls and Fountain City