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March 8, 2017

HVA RoHAWKtics bring home a win Team members celebrate the win.

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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For the 47 Hardin Valley Academy students attending the First Palmetto Regional Robotics competition, it started as a fun and exciting adventure and ended with a win. The HVA RoHAWKtics team 3824 traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to participate in the meet. The team, totaling 57 students and 23 mentors, has been working on the project on their own time over the past school year. The winning alliance, as it’s called, was made up of four teams from three states working together. The national First Robotics Competition has roughly 800,000 individuals involved worldwide, and fosters skills like planning, execution and building confidence. Robots are the tools used to inspire students with a sense of what they can create for the future. The RoHAWKtics team is divided into seven sub-teams; captains lead each sub-team in the areas of scouting and strategy, building, electrical, design, business, safety and programming. Every student

The airship and playing field used in the competition. can participate on his or her own level and grow in the program with the help of mentors. Mentors include adults from all walks of life. Several work at ORNL and arranged for the HVA team to use the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, which is a big deal. The MDF was designed by ORNL to help industry adopt innovations in manufacturing, and now RoHAWKtics uses the

cutting-edge facility, too. Lonnie and Beth Love are a husband and wife mentoring team. Lonnie, who holds a doctorate, is a group leader at ORNL, and Beth is a homebound educator. She “loves being a part of this program because I believe it is the best example of the hands-on STEM education one can find.� Larry Huston, retired from a business career, has been with the

program for two years and says, “I am amazed at how the program involves all skill levels and helps young adults learn applied advanced math, industrial processes, mechanical engineering and business. “They work as a team, and many choose a career path they follow through life.� To page A-3

Vote is Thursday on urgent care facility By Sandra Clark

Metropolitan Planning Commission will take up a controversial use-on-review request by Helen Ross McNabb Center to allow a behavioral health urgent care facility adjacent to its Centerpointe facility on Dewine Road off Western Avenue near Ball Camp Pike. The MPC meets 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the City County Building. MPC staff recommends approval of the request, and local government leaders are lining up in support.

But nearby residents are concerned. The Maple Grove Homeowners Association opposes the use-on-review, and a standingroom-only crowd attended an almost threehour meeting at Cumberland Baptist Church last week. While many supported the concept, they also questioned the location, citing the residential character of the area. The property is zoned O-1 for offices, but the proposed use falls under the definition of hospital, requiring approval of a site plan.

Connie Hughes asked Mayor Tim Burchett to delay the vote to give residents more time to gather information. Burchett said a delay could jeopardize his funding package – a deal among Knox County, the city of Knoxville, the state of Tennessee and Helen Ross McNabb Center. John Zimmerman challenged officials because, unlike Centerpointe, which is voluntary, this facility will be populated by lawbreakers who would otherwise be taken to jail. To page A-3

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.

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.

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

those schools were segregated. Conversely, if they reopen Gibbs, it won’t be to resegregate those schools.� Whether intended or not, the rezoning will result in some schools having a higher percentage of African-Americans while others have lower. To paraphrase former school board chair Sam Anderson: We can be sure black kids are treated fairly when they are sitting next to a white kid and both are treated the same. That’s what the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1954 (Brown vs. The Board of Education): “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.� Are we entering the post-Brown era?


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News from Christian Academy of Knoxville

Eighth-graders have fun, embrace challenges at ‘Believe’ Eighth-graders pose in front of the lifesize model of Noah’s Ark at Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky.

Ella Kelley and Bailey Hall enjoyed visiting Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum.

By Kelly Norrell Fifty CAK eighth-graders engaged in worship and life-challenging discussions at a two-day “Believe” Christian conference near Cincinnati recently. But that’s not all. Led by their CAK Bible teacher, Glen Davenport, the teens on Feb. 16-18 also visited Ark

Encounter, the life-size model of Noah’s Ark, in Williamstown, Ky., and Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. They had a blast on a night tubing trip to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Ind. The trip was a perfect way for middle school students to bond and have fun and to grow in their faith too, said Davenport, who leads daily Bible classes for eighth-graders. Faith and spiritual growth are key components at CAK, where students have daily Bible, weekly chapel and spiritual retreats. The conference took place at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky., just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati. Davenport said the two-day, five-session conference, packed with teen-friendly speakers and talented praise bands, challenged students with the theme “Be Open.”

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“One session gave us ingredients to help us be open and generous: open eyes, open hearts, and open hands, the actual ‘doing’ of forgiveness and giving grace. That really challenged them,” he said. “I consider ‘Believe’ a way to stoke the fire. It is a way to connect with other Christ followers. There were 7,000 kids there. Our students said they forgot how many people there are who love Jesus.” Davenport said that, for students, highlights of the trip included seeing the magnitude of the Ark, which is built by dimensions provided in the Bible. “Our bus was a small fraction of the size. Everyone asked, ‘How in the world did Noah do it?’” Everyone also enjoyed the Creation Museum. “It was incredible to take these students I’ve been with all year.” Davenport described a high-spirited charter bus ride and fun dinner conversations when students sat with prayer group members to discuss events and

CAK to perform Mary Poppins CAK’s high school musical theatre program will perform its supercalifragilisticexpialidocious rendition of “Mary Poppins” April 6-8 at the school’s Campus Center. “I am very excited to be starting rehearsals for ‘Mary Poppins’. This is a show with many challenging elements, but I am already seeing the cast and production team rise to the occasion to tell such a beautiful and fun story,” said Amy Brock, high school music teacher for CAK. “With Gina Grubbs’ choreography and Cheryl Nehls’ sets, this is sure to be a breathtaking show! CAK is so fortunate to have the two of them working with our musical theatre program over the years. They truly raise the bar for CAK musicals,” said Brock. Mary Poppins cast (in order of appearance): Bert ..................... Josh Current Mary Poppins ..... Olivia Williams George Banks ..... Andrew Cate Park Keeper ........ Ryan Cross Winifred Banks .. Tori Beth Sullivan Neleus ................. Eli Oaks Jane Banks ......... Shelby Grace Justice Bank Chairman .. Alex Hood Michael Banks.... Garrett Brady Von Hussler ........ Ryan Cross Katie Nana.......... Elise DeNicola Northbrook ........ Eli Oaks Policeman ........... Bruce Hairston Bird Woman ....... Jamie Stauffer Miss Lark............ Abby Hatmaker Mrs. Corry .......... Abbie Lee Webster Admiral Boom.... Nathaniel Calloway Valentine ............ Lexi Grubbs Mrs. Brill ............ Sarah Dillon Miss Andrew ...... Riley Poe Robertson Ay...... Case Pharr For more information, please contact Amy Brock at or 690-4721, ext 191.

ideas. He said students formed the prayer groups more than two months ago to pray for the trip, and that all 50 would pray together weekly. “One of their favorite parts of the trip was the time they spent with their prayer groups at dinner,” Davenport said. “I would give them a question to get purposeful conversation going. Like: ‘What things are you holding onto rather than being open?’ And ‘What idols do you need to lay down?’” He said that in his Bible class, talking out hard questions is daily business. “We jump in with the questions that keep us from knowing who God is,” he said. Students gave the trip high marks. “ ‘Believe’ was a great experience! I loved getting to be in an open environment and praising the Lord. At ‘Believe’ I got to know more people and also learned more about myself and my walk with Christ,” said Owen Brooke. Caroline Rose Ventress agreed. “I loved seeing God work through my classmates in the worship sessions. I saw a side of them I had never seen before.” Kelsey Webb, Brooke Bowles and Jonah Stauffer at the “Believe” Christian conference

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Teammates, mentors and supporters cheer during the final round. Photos submitted

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HVA RoHAWKtics A former team member and now a mentor, Andrew Messing commented on his experiences: “I was fortunate to benefit from being a team member and gained a lot from this program. I decided to mentor because I want future members to get as much out of this as I did.” Currently attending UT to

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get his degree in computer engineering, Messing wrote the software program for the first 3-D printed car. His father, Michael Messing, has been mentoring for six years. Other mentors expressed the goal of passing on their knowledge to students, and all agree it’s personally rewarding, especially when

the team is as talented as the RoHAWKtics. They will be competing next in the Smoky Mountain Regional, March 23-25, at Thompson-Boling Arena, with the opportunity to advance to the Worlds competitions in April. Info: – Margie Hagen

Susan Long gives top tips on aging Susan Long, director of Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging, gave an informative talk on “Growing Older in K nox v i l le” at the Karns Senior Center Feb. 28, Susan Long giving several tips for enjoying the golden years. Long has been in senior services for 34 years, including retirement communities, assisted living communities and at Baptist Hospital in the senior services division. Her top tips on growing older healthily and happily in Knoxville included: ■■“Make sure you know where to get information. Use the resources available at senior centers and call the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging at 865-5242786 with questions. Make sure you get a Senior Service Directory available at senior centers and by calling the CAC Office on Aging. This is an important tool to let you know what services are available to you in Knox County. ■■“Feel free to meet with and ask questions of service providers. Make yourself a list and ask them the tough questions before you sign up for their service. If they aren’t willing to meet with you, beware. ■■“Medicare does not pay for assisted living. While Knoxville has many assisted living facilities, they are paid

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Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and the city’s deputy mayor, Bill Lyons, prepare to discuss the Helen Ross McNabb Center’s urgent care facility for behavioral health.

Urgent care facility faces MPC vote Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones said he will put an officer on duty 24/7. He said he and his mother live “8/10 of a mile from the site” and he’s not going to let criminals run loose in his mother’s neighborhood. He said the county is spending too much cycling the mentally ill in and out of jail. Bill Lyons, representing Mayor Madeline Rogero, said the city supports the Burchettled initiative. Lyons said no one will be released from the Dewine Road facility. “They will be released downtown, where I live.” Jerry Vagnier, president of Helen Ross McNabb, said this is not a walk-up facility. Patients will be brought by law enforcement. It was a tough discussion as each answer led to more questions. Attorney General Charme Allen said nonviolent offenders will come from jail, and her staff of 40 attorneys will decide who is sent. “They will be low-level, misthat difficult talk about your wishes with regard to elder care, finances and funerals. “Again, there is a new ‘Senior Service Directory’ coming out Friday. Make

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demeanor crimes like public intoxication,” she said. “There is one exception (to nonviolence) and that’s if a family begs for help.” She used a man slinging a broom handle at his mother as an example. But Sheriff Jones said his deputies and KPD officers will decide which offenders to bring to the facility. No one would answer what a three-day detox costs, but Jones said he knows it costs $100 to keep an average inmate in the county jail, while it costs $200 per day for the mentally ill. “We’re spending $500,000 a year for psychotropic drugs.” Former county commissioner Mike Brown almost needed security when he told one resident: “Hush, hush, you nut head.” Expect a lively meeting on Thursday. MPC’s decision can be appealed by either side to Knoxville City Council.

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Barbara Bordinger and Robert Levesque, both in their 80s, don their finest Mardi Gras party wear, proving a good Mardi Gras party is fun at any age. Photos by Nancy Anderson

Monty Lewis cuts a rug with event co-host Kathy Ernst.

All Saints Mardi Gras reaches out to Gatlinburg fire victims By Nancy Anderson More than 100 Fat Tuesday enthusiasts gathered at All Saints Catholic Church Feb. 24 for a Mardi Gras party fundraiser to benefit 14 families from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gatlinburg who lost everything in the recent fire, eight of whom had no insurance. Co-host Kathy Ernst said she’s thankful the party came off without a hitch and was a big suc-

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cess for having so little time to prepare. “We didn’t even start planning until January, but God really multiplied the fishes. There was plenty of food, people donated more than 100 items for a white elephant raffle, and we raised $2,700 through the raffle, the silent auction and through donations. I was worried no one would come but we had around 150 happy, smiling people.”

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Denise Vermeucen is all smiles as she serves up a taste of New Orleans in the form of a muffaletta sandwich.

Both Fr. Michael Woods from All Saints Catholic Church and Fr. Antony Punnackal from St. Mary’s Catholic Church attended. “St. Mary’s is a resource for those who need help, so I am thankful for your efforts here tonight to reach out to those who have literally lost everything. Your generosity is greatly appreciated,” said Punnackal. Maryann Longstreet sells tickInfo: ets for the raffle items.

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■■ The FAITH Coalition will commemorate the 2017 National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (March 5-11) 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. ■■ Solway UMC, 3300 Guinn Road, hosts a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday. The group is led by Cindy Day. Info: 865-661-1178.

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First kids who were brats! By Kip Oswald

Grace Christian Rams rumble at state tournament

The Grace Christian Academy Middle School Varsity basketball team capped off a phenomenal season with a first-place finish at the TNT State Tournament in Springfield, Tenn., on Feb. 18. The tournament, in year 29, features 52 teams from 37 schools in four classes. The Rams were Class 3A champions, beating Sacred Heart, a Knoxville school, 44-30. Pictured are (front) Corey Merida, Johnny Eller, coach Matt Holland, coach Billy Wilson, Will Paul, Grant Warwick; (back) Josh Williams, Cooper Riggs, Preston Poplin, Connor Martin, Michael Feiden, Jared Long and Michael Human. Photo submitted

Karns 10U boys win county tournament

Karns 10 and under boys won the Knox County All-Star Basketball Tournament held Feb. 20-25. Pictured are (front) Braden Ray, Luke Barnes, Aiden Murphy, Grant Wells, Blake Dawson; (back) AJ Riley, Walker Lockhart, Victor Campbell, Matthew Eldridge and Moe White. The team was coached by Neil Walker, assisted by David Dawson and Bradley Ray. Photo submitted

My mom has called all of us Oswald kids brats at one time or another, but in researching about the “first kids,” I found some real brats! This week, I will tell you about Tad Kip Lincoln and the Roosevelt boys and their friends known as the White House Gang! Thomas “Tad” Lincoln was the youngest of the four sons of President Abraham Lincoln. He was called Tad because he reminded his father of a tadpole with his large head and small, squirming body. Tad was 7 when his father was elected president, and he became known for his pranks in the White House. He did things like ring all the White House bells at the same time and set up a toll gate for anyone wanting to see his father. Because he was in the White House during the Civil War, he played war games, built a fort on top of the White House and followed the soldiers who stood guard around the house. The soldiers even allowed him to

fire their guns, and he had a special uniform and sword, as well as a pretend military post at the White House. Tad Lincoln took it so seriously, he ordered extra guns for the servants, trained them in how to use them, and then replaced the real soldiers who were on duty. When he went to bed, the President found the real soldiers and put them back on post. Quentin Roosevelt was just 4 years old when he came to live in the White House for the eight years his father, Theodore Roosevelt, was president. He had two sisters, three brothers and a lot of friends. In fact, this group became known as The White House Gang, and their pranks were quite famous. I already told you about when Quentin and his friends wanted to make his brother Archie feel better. They took their pony into the White House elevator. They also dropped snowballs off the roof of the White House onto patrolling policemen and threw spitballs at the portraits of the earlier presidents. After Mom read about these kids, she said that maybe we didn’t have any brats in our house after all! Send comments to oswaldsworldtn@

Davis named National Geographic State Bee semifinalist The Episcopal School of Knoxville eighth-grader Carson Davis has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Tennessee National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held Friday, March 31, in Nashville. State champions will be eligible to compete in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters on May 14-17. Info: Carson Davis

The Davis family, Leo, Meredith, Lauren and mom Christy, an art teacher, started the Farragut Family Fun night by hitting Friends Audrey Mayfield and the food court. While the children were looking forward to the Harper King line up for the games, mom had her sights set on the bake sale. ring toss.

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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 fullservice 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

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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 Sherry 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

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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The marble king Cotton C Co ott tton tt on had had d once onc ncee been been be en 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

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but eventually sold to the 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

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acres that now are a part of the University 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 con-

nected 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

Rock of Ages 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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Shattuck’s talk on the Clinton 12 invokes wonder, sorrow By Kelly Norrell

Honoring Webb School student Andy Whitcomb, who died in 2014, three art pieces – two in color, one in black and white – will be at the center of the student Students started with a photograph of art exhibition at this year’s ArtXtravagan- Andy and used graphite and watercolor za art show and sale. pencils to create a grid-like portrait.

The slight misalignment of the panels only adds to the richness and energy of each portrait, said Upper School art teacher Joe Letitia.

Webb students create tribute to former classmate, friend Hundreds of art panels; each one its own abstract piece, each one representing a student’s personality or perhaps a memory or thought; yet each one, when put together, blossoming into the smiling and vibrant face of Webb student Andy Whitcomb, who passed away in June 2014 after a courageous fight against cancer. That’s what guests encountered in the three oversized art pieces – two in color, one in black and white – set up in the center of the student art exhibition at last weekend’s ArtXtrava-

ganza art show and sale. Starting in the fall of 2014, Webb Upper School students were given the opportunity to participate in a project to honor and remember Andy; a project that included creating three large, grid-like portraits, inspired by the art of Chuck Close. Spearheaded by Webb Upper School art teacher Joe Letitia, who previously worked as an assistant to Close, students applied graphite or watercolor pencils to numbered panels to correspond to the details shown

on the same numbered squares set up on a large grid Letitia had laid over a blown-up photograph of Andy. When completed, the panels were arranged to replicate the photograph, but on a grander, more vivid and compelling scale. Each panel, approximately 4” X 4,” was also gridded to assist students as they worked out the more complicated aspects of their chosen tiles. “So, it was a grid within a grid within a grid,” says Letitia, “which was especially helpful for working around the face area and on


other special features.” “The point is not to make this perfectly realistic representation,” he said. “It’s to show the inconsistencies and differentiation; sort of like the different personalities of the kids who came together to create the whole of this one student.” More than 100 Webb students, including alumni from the classes of 2015 and 2016, as well as members of the Class of 2017, Andy’s graduating class, participated. Several faculty also worked on panels. For Letitia, the process represented a way for students to realize the importance of their individual piece in contributing to the completed work. “It also provided a creative path for students to come together and in their own way, remember and share their memories and thoughts of their friend.” Two of the portraits were given to Andy Whitcomb’s family.

A talk by retired Clinton attorney Jerry Shattuck on the “Clinton 12,” the courageous black teens who desegregated Clinton High School in 1956, gripped a full auditorium at the East Tennessee History Center recently. “Our culture had a malignancy. It was racial segregation,” Shattuck told a group of about 125 at a Brown Bag Lecture March 1. Shattuck was president of the student council and captain of the football team at the school that year. Clinton High School admitted the 12, the only black high school age youths in Clinton at that time, after the “separate but equal” doctrine was struck down in 1954 and their parents successfully filed suit. It was the first high school in the South to be integrated. Desegregation, an experience that would have been hard enough by itself for the black teens, became horrific at the hands of virulent racists like John Kasper of New York and Asa Carter of Alabama, who hurried to Clinton. At their hands, thousands of bigots converged on the little town. The students registered for school without incident. But after stories on their entry hit national news, troublemakers belonging to groups like the White Citizens Council waited outside the school. They terrorized the students and faculty, beat up a white Baptist minister who walked the students to school and founded a junior White Citizens Council for students. “They would spit on students and call them names. And that was for the white

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kids,” Shattuck said. “The black children had to run a gauntlet to get an education.” Before it was all over, Shattuck the school itself would be blown up. “Inside the school, (the students) were not welcomed, I’m ashamed to say. But they were treated with a cautious respect. Outside the window, you could see the mob.” Shattuck described the evolution of the quiet community where people wanted to “obey the law of the land,” to one where new sensibilities emerged. In one example, a home guard of 35 men formed to try to keep the peace in town against a mob of 3,000. Eventually, Gov. Frank Clement sent highway patrol officers and the National Guard to protect the town. When the school was bombed on a Sunday night in 1958, the city of Oak Ridge, arch football rivals, offered use of an old elementary school to Clinton. “People turned out with mops, brooms, paintbrushes and pickups and got it ready. On the first day of school, when the Clinton students arrived the Oak Ridge High School band was there waiting, and they were playing the Clinton High School alma mater,” Shattuck said. Today the town’s acclaimed Green McAdoo Cultural Center and Museum, opened in 2006, bears witness to the experience of the Clinton 12. Of the original students, 10 are still alive, Shattuck said. The students are Maurice Soles, Anna Theresser Caswell, Alfred Williams, Regina Turner Smith, William R. Latham, Gail Ann Epps Upton, Ronald Gordon “Poochie” Hayden, JoAnn Crozier Allen Boyce, Robert Thacker, Bobby Cain, Minnie Ann Dickey Jones and Alvah McSwain.

Nominations open for Endangered 8 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 Tennessee Endangered 8 will be announced May 1 to kick off National Preservation Month. Info/nomination form:

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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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asked. “Nope, not suicidal,” Hayden replied. Two days later, a seemingly happy Hayden met a friend for breakfast. On the way home, he stopped at a gun store and purchased a rifle. Minutes after arriving home, he logged into his Facebook account and posted a status update his mother said was “essentially a suicide note.” Shortly afterward, Hayden Kyle instantly ended his life. “I really felt like he was getting a fresh start,” Panell said as she wiped away tears. “It never crossed my mind that he would not survive this. I always felt that it was just a matter of time. I just Peninsula hosted could not see a world in which a dedication we did everything – medicaceremony tion, inpatient and outpatient for Hayden’s treatment, psychiatry, therabenches on Feb. pists, school transfers – I just 16. Chaplain could not see a world where all Luanne Prevost of that would not be enough to and Amanda help him.” Panell spoke to “One of the most difficult rethose gathered, alities of working with clients and balloons who have depression is losing in Hayden’s one to suicide,” said Jo Willey, favorite colors licensed master of social workwere released in er, Peninsula Intensive Outpahis memory. tient Program therapist. “It is similar to losing a loved one to cancer. The client, family and professionals are all invested, the best its “Peer Support Group” outings. treatments are provided, and there Despite Hayden’s willingness can be periods of remission, but the and collaboration with mental cancer prevails. “I have worked with clients and health professionals, treatment options and support networks, Panell their families to treat depression, saw him slipping further away. “I and the majority improve, but could really tell that he felt hopeless sometimes, sadly and despite all and we knew we had to do some- efforts, the depression is stronger,” she added. thing drastic,” said Panell. “After he died, I had people That “something drastic” was a “fresh start” to which Hayden come to me and say, ‘I’ve felt this readily agreed. He transferred to way – I know how Hayden felt. He Cleveland State Community Col- didn’t want to hurt you; the pain lege and moved in with his mater- just had to stop. He just couldn’t nal grandmother and her husband. live one more day,’” said Panell beHe landed a job and was going to tween sobs. “I really want to encourage that school. He also became active in a college student group at his church, conversation because I think the all while continuing his therapy more we talk about it and understand how it happens, then we and medication. On Feb. 16, 2016, he returned can be a little more empathetic to Knoxville for his monthly psy- and help each other. There is no chiatric appointment. His mother shame about the way Hayden died. accompanied him, and listened as We mourn him just as we would if the doctor asked what percentage cancer had killed him. If by talking about this we can prevent [it] from of time he felt depressed. His answer? Eighty percent. happening to one other family, it “Are you suicidal?” the doctor would be worth it.”

Mother turns advocate after son’s suicide “I just can’t imagine …” It’s a phrase Amanda Panell has heard many times over the past year. The words are well-intent ioned, meant to ease the pain of losing of her 20-year-old son to suicide. But while the words provide some comfort, they always fall short. Hayden Kyle won’t come home again. But he won’t be forgotten, either. On Feb. 16, two days before the one-year Hayden and his anniversary of Hayden’s mom, Amanda death, Panell attended a ceremony at Peninsula Outpatient Center on Dowell Springs Blvd., where a pair no longer of benches she donated were placed seemed to in his honor and dedicated to his be himself. memory. “It was hard “Hayden enjoyed his time in to figure out Peer Support at Peninsula, and he what were typical teenage issues was very passionate about mental versus what was very serious dehealth, about teen mental health in pression,” said Panell. particular, and he gave a lot of his “But we’re very open as a family time to that cause,” said Panell.“So and so we immediately tried to adthe benches seemed like a really dress the issues head-on because good fit.” we noticed the change in him.” The benches not only provide a However, it was not until he place for Peninsula outpatient cli- turned 17 and had his last visit to ents to sit while they wait for public his pediatrician that Panell learned transportation, but also serve as just how serious Hayden’s condia tangible reminder of the young tion was. man who lost his five-year struggle The nurse performed a routine with depression. He was one of 948 mental health screening and was Tennesseans to take their lives in asking Hayden questions, Pannell 2016. recalled. “I’ll never forget that one The figure is eye-opening. But of the questions was, ‘Have you ever when the number hits home as it thought about hurting yourself?’ did for Amanda Panell, it is devas- and he said, ‘Yes, I think about it all tating. the time.’ I was completely floored. Desperate to understand, she It was really scary because I had began searching for answers. never heard him talk about that.” “I just really wanted to underThe doctor took Hayden’s reply stand, because I have never felt seriously and referred him to a suicidal and it was just so unfath- therapist. After several visits, “the omable to me,” said Panell, who therapist told us he felt like there immersed herself in suicide re- was more going on than just talking search after Hayden’s death. would be able to work out,” Panell “What would cause someone said. “He thought Hayden was very with everything going for him to depressed, may need medication, make this decision? I found out and felt he should see a psychiatrist that depression is the second lead- too.” ing cause of death for people in his Armed with that support, it apage group.” peared things were back on track as Hayden Kyle was a bundle of Hayden graduated in the top 5 pergood looks and smarts with a cent of his class at Bearden High heart filled with compassion for School. A 30 on his ACT had earned the less fortunate. “He was just a him a scholarship to the University joy growing up – very, very bright, of Tennessee, where he enrolled to very sweet.” said Panell. “He was a study computer science. happy and content child for a long, By all accounts, his future long time.” looked bright – bright to everyone, But around age 16, Hayden that is, except Hayden, who was

still on medication and in therapy for major depressive disorder. In September 2013, Hayden ingested a large amount of acetaminophen in his first suicide attempt. Realizing what he’d done, he sought treatment at the Parkwest Medical Center emergency department. After several days in a mental health center, Hayden was released with a treatment plan and a schedule of counseling sessions. Although he returned to classes at UT, Panell said, “After that point, school was a slow, gradual decline for him.” A second suicide attempt came in 2015 when Hayden pointed a toy gun at two Knoxville police officers and begged them to shoot him. Instead, they took him to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, where he was stabilized before being transferred to Peninsula Hospital for several days. He later went to The Lighthouse, Peninsula’s Outpatient Clinic for counseling, and became active in

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Peninsula Outpatient Services can help your child or teenager deal with difficult issues so that family and school life is smoother. Peninsula Outpatient Centers are conveniently located in Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties. Call (865) 970-9800 or visit to learn more.

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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.

HAPPENINGS ■■ “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 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Cove at Concord Park. Info: karm. org/dragonboats. ■■ 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 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@ ■■ “The Bridges of Madison County,” Friday-Sunday, March 10-12, Walters State Community College Inman Humanities Theatre on Morristown campus. Performances: 8 p.m. 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. ■■ Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: “The Music of Journey,” 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Tickets: $35-$89. Info/tickets: 865-291-3310 or

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

First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Bring your instrument. No auditions necessary. Info: ■■ Sertoma St. Patrick’s Dinner and Concert, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Tickets: $50; reservation deadline: March 6. Presented by South Knoxville and University Area Sertoma Clubs. Funds raised go to UT Speech and Hearing Department. Info/ reservations: knoxvilledowntownsertomaclub; 865-546-8656. ■■ Knoxville Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Dinner and lecture, $17; lecture only, $5. Speaker: Dr. E.C. Fields Jr. RSVP by noon Monday, March 13: 865-671-9001. ■■ AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 15-16 O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: George Hancock, 865-368-8294.

■■ Locust Honey String Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $15, some discounts available. Info/tickets:; 865-523-7521;; at the door.

■■ Appalachian Arts Craft Center Spring Porch Sale begins Thursday, March 16, at the center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton. Features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Center. Sale runs for two weeks. Info: 865-494-9854 or

■■ Oak Ridge Philharmonia open house, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 12,

■■ Marble City Opera: Verdi’s “La Traviata,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-

Saturday, March 16-18, Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike. Admission: $25. Info/tickets: www. ■■ World Storytelling Day, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Vienna Coffee House, 212 College St., Maryville. $5 donations appreciated. Presented by Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association. Info: 865-429-1783;; ■■ Shibori Silk Scarves workshop,10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructor: Pat K. Thomas. Registration deadline: March 11. Info/registration: 865-494-9854 or ■■ World Storytelling Day, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, Tribute Theater, 175 E. Wears Valley Road, Suite #22, Pigeon Forge. $5 donations appreciated. Presented by Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association. Info: 865-429-1783; cuznjan@juno. com; ■■ “Stepping Off the Edge” workshop, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Cost: $7, Arts & Culture Alliance members; $10, nonmembers. Info/registration: or sc@

professor of German Daniel Magilow, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Holly’s Gourmet’s Market and Café, 5107 Kingston Pike. Hosted by the UT Humanities Center. Reservations required; seating limited. Reservations: 865-330-0123. ■■ The Big Ears Festival, ThursdaySunday, March 23-26, various venues. Info/tickets: ■■ Landscape Painting workshop, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 23-April 27, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructor: Sherry Smith. Registration deadline: March 16. Info/registration: 865-494-9854 or ■■ RSVP deadline for the UT School of Music Gala is Friday, March 24. The Gala will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, and will feature a wine pull, fine dining, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment by School of Music faculty and students. Tickets: $200. Proceeds go to student scholarships. Info/reservations: ■■ Rooting Pot Planter workshop, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructor: Barbara Holt. Registration deadline: March 18. Info/registration: 865-494-9854 or

■■ Conversations and Cocktails talk: “Using and Abusing the Memory of the Holocaust” by associate More at

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News from Paradigm Wealth Partners

College funding options

You can plan to meet the costs through a variety of methods Provided by Paradigm Wealth Partners

How can you cover your child’s future college costs? Saving early (and often)

may be the key for most families. Here are some college savings vehicles to consider. 529 plans. Offered by states and some educational institutions, these plans let you save up to $14,000 per year for your child’s college costs without having to file an IRS gift tax return. A married couple can contribute up to $28,000 per year. (An individual or couple’s annual contribution to the plan cannot exceed the IRS yearly gift tax exclusion.) These plans commonly offer you options to try and grow your college savings through equity investments. You can even participate in 529 plans offered by other states, which may be advantageous if your student wants to go to college in another part of the country.1,2 While contributions to a 529 plan are not tax-deductible, 529 plan earnings are exempt from federal tax and generally exempt from state tax when withdrawn, as long as they are used to pay for qualified education expenses of the plan beneficiary. If your child doesn’t want to go to college, you can change the beneficiary to another child in your family. You can even roll over distributions from a 529 plan into another 529 plan established for the same beneficiary (or for another family member) without tax consequences.1 In addition, grandparents can start a 529 plan, or other college savings vehicle, just as parents can; the earlier, the better. In fact, anyone can set up a 529 plan on behalf of anyone. You can even establish one for yourself.1 Coverdell ESAs. Single filers with adjusted gross income (AGI) of $95,000 or less and joint filers with AGI of $190,000 or less can pour up to $2,000 annually into these tax-advantaged accounts. While the annual contribution ceiling is much lower than that of a 529 plan, Coverdell ESAs have perks that 529 plans lack. Money saved and invested in a Coverdell ESA can be used for college or K-12 education

expenses. Coverdell ESAs offer a broader variety of investment options compared to many 529 plans, and plan fees are also commonly lower.3,4 Contributions to Coverdell ESAs aren’t tax-deductible, but the account enjoys tax-deferred growth and withdrawals are tax-free so long as they are used for qualified education expenses. Contributions may be made until the account beneficiary turns 18. The money must be withdrawn when the beneficiary turns 30 (there is a 30-day grace period), or taxes and penalties will be incurred. Money from a Coverdell ESA may even be rolled over tax-free into a 529 plan (but 529 plan money may not be rolled over into a Coverdell ESA).2,4 UGMA & UTMA accounts. These all-purpose savings and investment accounts are often used to save for college. When you put money in the account, you are making an irrevocable gift to your child. You manage the account assets. When your child reaches the “age of majority” (usually 18 or 21, as defined by state UGMA or UTMA law), he or she can use the money to pay for college; however, once that age is reached, that child can also use the money to pay for anything else.5 Cash value life insurance. If you have a “cash-rich” permanent life insurance policy, you can take a loan from (or even cash out) the policy to meet college costs. The principal portions of these loans are tax-exempt in most instances. Should you fail to repay the loan balance, however, the policy’s death benefit will be lower.6 Did you know that the value of a life insurance policy is not factored into a student’s financial aid calculation? That

stands in contrast to 529 plan funds, which are categorized as a parental asset, even if the child owns the plan.6

Imagine your child graduating from college debt-free. With the right kind of

college planning, that may happen. Talk to a financial advisor today about these savings methods and others. Jonathan P. Bednar II may be reached at 865-251-0808 or JonathanBednar@ www.ParadigmWealthPartners. com Jonathan P. Bednar II is a Registered Representative with and, securities are offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Paradigm Wealth Partners, a registered investment advisor and a separate entity from LPL Financial.

Prior to investing in a 529 Plan investors should consider whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state’s qualified tuition program. Withdrawals used for qualified expenses are federally tax free. Tax treatment at the state level may vary. Please consult with your tax advisor before investing. Life insurance policies contain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms for keeping them in force. Loans and withdrawals reduce the policy’s cash value and death benefit and increase the chance that the policy may lapse. If the policy lapses, terminates, is surrendered or becomes a modified endowment, the loan balance at such time would generally be viewed as distributed and taxable under the general rules for distributions of policy cash values. This material was prepared by MarketingPro, Inc., and does not necessarily represent the views of the presenting party, nor their affiliates. This information has been derived from sources believed to be accurate. Please note - investing involves risk, and past performance is no guarantee of future results. The publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If assistance is needed, the reader is advised to engage the services of a competent professional. This information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for the purpose of avoiding any Federal tax penalty. This is neither a solicitation nor recommendation to purchase or sell any investment or insurance product or service, and should not be relied upon as such. All indices are unmanaged and are not illustrative of any particular investment. Citations. 1 - [8/24/15]; 2 - [8/21/14]; 3 - [1/13/16]; 4 - [11/9/15]; 5 - [2/3/16]; 6 - [10/29/15]

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