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KCS to get $1.2 million grant Knox County Schools has been chosen for a $1.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but Sandra Clark ponders how much more upheaval that will buy.
See Clark’s column on page 4
Smith not running Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith says he’s not a candidate for trustee, not now or in 2014. “I was outspoken during the time the trustee (John Duncan) was under investigation, but not because I wanted his job,” said Smith. “I think it’s absurd that county employees could get $3,000 every year for eight hours of continuing education, and it’s even more so when they have someone else take their tests.” Duncan III resigned last week after pleading guilty to official misconduct. Smith runs an insurance agency and owns commercial rental property in Halls and Fountain City. – S. Clark
Burchett to visit Fountain City Fountain City Business and Professional Association will host Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the fellowship hall of Central Baptist Church on Broadway. Everyone is invited. Lunch is $10 while supplies last. Info: president@ fountaincitybusiness.com/.
Free dog wash set for Saturday Celebrities will lend a hand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, when the Ogle, Elrod and Baril law firm sponsors the third annual free dog wash in the parking area at Food City in Hardin Valley. While there is no charge for the wash, dog owners are asked to contribute to the Great Dane rescue organization. Jason Baril says the first dog wash raised $3,000 and last year’s event, when more than 500 dogs were washed, brought in $5,700. Veterinarians will perform additional services, including nail trimming and rabies shots at half-price. Info: 546-1111.
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Red, white and blue and wet all over By Cindy Taylor In spite of the forecast calling for a 100 percent rain chance, hundreds of folks joined in the July 4th festivities in Powell. The sun almost broke through the clouds as the cars and trucks decorated in red, white and blue made their way down Emory Road – participants tossing candy to the surprising number of folks who lined the streets. Sarah Hepler sang our National Anthem and state Rep. Bill Dunn led in the Pledge of Allegiance at Powell Station Park. Once the parade passed, people were treated to food, drinks and fun at the park – all for free. Vendors from the Powell Business and Professional Association set up tents with lots of goodies to pass out. Kids enjoyed free face painting, while Belle of Disney fame had free magic wands for all. “Remember to practice only good magic,” she said. The Powell Lions Club has sponsored the event for more than 50 years, and while the turnout may have been less than usual, a good time was had by all.
Callie Goodwin, 5, is enchanted by Disney’s Princess Belle. Photo by Cindy Taylor
Blueway for Beaver Creek By Sandra Clark A 6-mile greenway on water called a blueway is being proposed along Beaver Creek in Karns. County officials will be at the Karns Community Center, 7708 Oak Ridge Highway, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, to present the plan and seek input. Ultimately the blueway could extend for some 40 creek miles from Clayton Park in Halls to Melton Hill
Park with takeout points at 4- to 10-mile intervals. The first phase will be built from the Legacy Parks Foundation’s park on Harrell Road to the Karns Sports Park, said Heath Haun, an employee in the stormwater division of Knox County’s Engineering and Public Works Department. “This is a stormwater demonstration project,” said Haun, and expansion
will depend on how many people use it and its effects on flood control. “The blueway will make it easier for families and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy Beaver Creek,” a public waterway that begins and ends within Knox County. “Folks can go as a complete novice with a life jacket and be safe.” Beaver Creek is essentially flat with an average water depth of two feet,
By Betty Bean County Commissioner Amy Broyles walked a fine line while moderating a meeting with Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones and some 100 supporters of Knoxville’s immigrant community. The topic was the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287 (g) program, which Jones could decide to adopt this month. Jones and Captain Terry Wilshire, who directs the intake center and will supervise 287(g), said only corrections officers and an ICE supervisor will participate in the program. Both said it will benefit all concerned, because suspects will be allowed
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Haun said. The creek can be 4- to 6-feet deep, while riffles are as shallow as two inches. “There a canoeist or kayaker would just “step a foot out and step back in.” To qualify as a blueway in Knox County, the body must be a “water of the state.” It must have public access along with scenic and/or recreational value. It must be navigable by small watercraft and there must be no prohibition
against water contact. Haun said debris jams will be removed and some bank stabilization may occur later in the demonstration project. “With regular use and maintenance of the blueway, jams that contribute to flooding can be cleared efficiently. “And it’s a nice way to link the communities of Halls, Powell, Karns, Solway and Hardin Valley.” Info: 215-4750.
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Jimmy “J.J.” Jones to post bond while awaiting deportation hearings in Louisiana or Memphis, rather than waiting out the time in jail. Jones also
promised that his officers will not “profile” people on the street. Broyles, one of two Democrats on the commission, said she was there to be a neutral moderator and to allow an open exchange of ideas. She had many supporters in the audience, all of whom oppose 287 (g), described as “One of ICE’s top partnership initiatives, (which) allows a state and local law enforcement entity to enter into a partnership with ICE, under a joint Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The state or local entity receives delegated authority for immigration enforcement within their jurisdiction.”
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Members of the audience were unconvinced that deputizing jailers as ICE officers is a good idea. They said 287 (g) has a record of failure in communities where it has been tried – particularly in Nashville, where a court ordered Metro Davidson County to pay $200,000 to an undocumented Mexican woman who went into labor and gave birth while shackled in jail (she was charged with driving without a license and being held for ICE). Others said immigration reform already underway could make 287 (g) obsolete before Jones gets it started. Jones said he is not responsible for abuses in
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Remembering Hilda on the Fourth The Noweta Garden Club took a few moments at the July 2 meeting to remember past Independence Day celebrations with Hilda Gill. Members brought photos and shared favorite stories of time spent with the garden club member who passed away earlier this year.
Cindy Taylor Knoxville Zoo volunteer coordinator Jessica Hurley passes This archived photo shows members of Noweta Garden Club in the Powell 4th of July parade around a dwarf crocodile skin at the Powell Library. celebrating Noweta’s 50th anniversary. Pictured are (front) Regena Richardson, Margaret Wat“We all loved Hilda and son, Hilda Gill, Lana McMullen; (back) Carole Whited, Carolyn Keck, June Jennings and Peggy so enjoyed visiting at her Jones Noweta archive photo submitted house every year for our July 4th party and parade ride,” said past president that truck even in her nineties and never complain.” Marjorie Gardner. “I remember how Hilda “Once when I was trying to get up in the back of the would always fi x lemonade truck someone kept pushing and do whatever she could me up,” said June Jennings. to make sure we were comfortable in our long dresses “I finally made it.” “It was always a ton of fun while we rode in the pato go to Hilda’s,” said Peggy rade,” said Suzanne Sweat. One of the best stories was Jones. “Sometimes the truck we rode on in the parade had told by Margaret Watson. “Back when sack dresses no brakes and other problems. One year we tied ice were popular, Hilda and bags to the radiator and dec- I decided we would each orated them as if they were make real sack dresses to wear in the parade,” she supposed to be there.” “My husband told me I said. “We went to the barn, was way too old to ride in the got old burlap feed sacks, Charter member of God’s Little Gardeners Savannah Keck, 13, Kids loved Pepper the chinchilla. parade,” said Carolyn Keck. cut holes for our head and and Adisyn Smith, 8, prepare “Berry Patriotic” snacks for the “I was throwing bags of can- arms and wore them in the Noweta Garden Club meeting. dy out of the truck and Hilda parade. They were so itchy snacks. Info: pjones1@fron- sleep – including how they and hot because we couldn’t tier.com. jumped up to catch them.” adapt to their environment. though many didn’t want parents participated in the “The last year I was able wash them or the print They couldn’t touch her, to get too close. Pepper the event that is part of the “Dig to go to the parade the old would wash out. We did a Zoo at the library but kids were most excited chinchilla was also a big hit. into Reading” summer protruck wouldn’t start so we lot of scratching.” Knoxville Zoo volunteer about the rose tarantula – More than 50 kids and gram. Carole Whited remem- coordinator Jessica Hurley found other cars and moved our decorations to them,” bered being in Hilda’s group. brought furry and leathery “Even when I knew meet- friends to visit children at said Lana McMullen. just need to flesh out exactly “I used to drive an old ing times and what to bring, the Powell Library. From page A-1 what the model is and how it fire truck in the parade and Hilda would always call to Kids could touch, rub would work.” one year we were behind the remind me what to bring. and pet a turtle and chinCounty Mayor Tim Burlittle Kerbela Temple cars,” She would tell me that she chilla. Hurley also brought plan to build a safety center pursue, but it’s not fleshed said Wilma Pratt. “One of knew I was aware of what a dwarf crocodile skin and to handle non-violent men- out enough yet,” said Bill chett has reservations, as the cars caught fire and the to bring but she just wanted feathers from various birds. tally ill inmates could be the Lyons, policy director for well: “We put a million bucks police expected me to put it to talk to me. She was a fun “I didn’t bring a rhino or solution. Mayor Madeline Rogero. out but I didn’t have any wa- lady and I really enjoyed ev- lion, but hopefully we’ll still One tough issue is whether “What happens if somebody in the budget for it, if it’s ery minute I had with her.” ter in the truck.” have fun,” she said. city taxpayers should con- is dropped off and is there a feasible. I just want to make All members agreed that “Hilda was one of the Hurley explained the dif- tribute financially to the proj- couple of days with addic- sure it’s not just a drunk friendliest people I have Hilda loved everyone she met ference between herbivores, ect in addition to the county tion problems? A couple of tank. I want it for segregatever known,” said Regena and everyone loved Hilda. omnivores and carnivores. taxes they already pay. days stay isn’t going to do ing the mentally ill populaMembers of God’s Little She talked to the kids about Richardson. “She would “The concept has some much. Are we really helping tion, to get an early diagnoride with us in the parade Gardeners led the Pledge animal sleeping patterns and appeal to us as something to anything by doing that? We sis and not put them in jail.” every year and jump up onto of Allegiance and served where different ones eat and
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government Schumpert for interim trustee Former Knoxville mayor and city council member Daniel Brown and wife Cathy as well as city council member Finbarr Saunders and wife Ellen have returned from a week in Turkey where they were the guests of the Turkish Cultural Center.
They visited Istanbul and Izmir. Former council member Rob Frost (now council attorney) made a similar trip a few years ago. City taxpayers did not pay for the travel. ■ The remaining state-owned land at Lakeshore Park still has not been transferred to the city of Knoxville which must approve the transfer by council action. While a well-attended public hearing has been held on the park’s future, the land is not in city hands although it had been expected to be transferred two months ago. The good news is that it will happen and with former deputy mayor Larry Martin now interim commissioner of finance for Gov. Bill Haslam, there is a person there to birddog it to reality. The city cannot spend money on needed actions until the city owns it. Eventually the transfer will happen. It will be a great milestone in the development of city parks. ■ Council member Nick Della Volpe is excited that the Loves Creek greenway will formally open on Thursday, Aug. 1, with Mayor Rogero in attendance at 10 a.m. This is an effort of the city, county and neighborhood activists. This new greenway is a credit to East Knoxville and a nice addition to the slowly growing city greenway system. ■ With the resignation of John Duncan III as county trustee, attention switches to whom county commission may choose as the interim trustee and then who will seek the position in the August 2014 county election. Two members of the current Knox County Commission are mentioned. They are Ed Shouse and Larry Smith. Mike Hammond is a possibility as well. Most suspect they will not seek
the interim appointment but may seek the full 4-year term when it is up next year. However, both will have a vote among the 11 commissioners on who will fill the position in a few weeks. Commission is likely to choose a caretaker who will not seek the position. One name which would be well received and a good choice would be former trustee and county mayor Tommy Schumpert. He probably would not want it and would need to be drafted, but he has held the position before with no issues against him. In fact, he did such a good job with it that he was able to win the county mayor’s position over a longtime incumbent. Schumpert has been elected to countywide office three times and is highly regarded by Democrats and Republicans alike. As a Democrat, he falls in the Phil Bredesen-Wayne Ritchie wing of the party which makes him acceptable to many Republicans. Schumpert would not need training to do the job and his integrity and judgment are beyond question. ■ The Republican primary could be a freefor-all with not only Smith and Shouse running but also Craig Leuthold. Shouse is the only one of those three to have been nominated and elected countywide as well as being elected several times to city office. If Hammond enters then he could claim winning countywide as well. Others may line up for this open seat as well. Once three or four candidates get in, others may be attracted knowing a plurality will nominate and a clear majority is not required to win the primary. In fact, in such a race 30 percent could nominate an individual. ■ The task force named by the governor to consider construction of a new state museum will meet Wednesday, July 10, in Nashville. It is chaired by Tom Smith of Nashville. The current museum is located in the basement of the James K. Polk Building in Nashville. ■ Abbie Hudgens, who worked for the city of Knoxville while I was mayor and with former city law director Tom Varlan, has been named director of the workers compensation system by Gov. Haslam for a six-year term which will take her to the end of his second term as governor.
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The swim What do you do when you find out your grandmother has cancer?
Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS Well, I took a swim. When I heard the news, I was standing in the front yard of the cabin my greatuncle Ted Mabe built on the banks of Norris Lake in the 1950s. Ironic, given that I had spent happy afternoons of youth there with Lydia (pronounced LIE-dah) Beeler Mabe. What a remarkable woman is my paternal grandmother. Forced to leave her Sharps Chapel home when TVA created Norris Lake, she moved to Knox County with her family and attended Gibbs High School. Somewhere along the way she met
Lydia Mabe and married my grandfather Kenneth Mabe. When he died in 1988, Mamaw didn’t miss a beat. She learned to drive. She mowed the yard. She lived by herself for 25 years, watching television, working crossword puzzles, doing everything but wasting away. Nearly 89 years young, her memory is often better than mine. She is a night owl, so I’ll call her after 11 p.m. We talk family history, Halls gossip,
catch up on relatives and generally stay away from politics. My grandmother, you see, is an FDR Democrat. It’s OK. She saw the New Deal help others firsthand. And she doesn’t much care for Obama. It’s funny the things you remember. Singing gospel music for my grandparents and my late Aunt Mossie. Sunday dinners that would make – dare I say it? – Paula Deen green with envy. Homemade apple butter so good the memory makes my mouth moisten. The sounds of “Guiding Light” wafting into the bedroom in the early afternoon. Oh, where does the time go? All this, and heaven too, flashed through my mind as I took my swim. I had wanted to make that journey for more than 20 years, swimming from one bank to another and back. I did it. Don’t ask me why, but swimming in that blue-green water, for about 30 minutes as the sun set on a Sunday afternoon was like being dipped into magic waters. As I returned to the cabin and scratched mosquito bites, wiping the wet away,
I glanced over to the DVDs I had brought for my vacation. With heartbreaking irony, one of them was “The Shootist,” John Wayne’s final film, in which he plays an aging gunfighter dying of cancer. I didn’t have the heart to watch it. But the line I can quote from memory is spoken by Jimmy Stewart, when he tells the Duke he’s going to die. “Every few days I have to tell a man or a woman something I don’t want to. I’ve been practicing medicine for 29 years, and I still don’t know how to do it well.” And though I’m crowding in on middle age now, I still don’t know how to take it well. So, I cut my vacation short and came to work. Because that’s what I figure someone should do. When hard news hits, hit the plow. My grandmother may live another two months or another 20 years. I don’t know. But I do know this. I love Lydia Beeler Mabe with all of my heart. And I’m glad I took that swim. Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe. blogspot.com.
Yet more change for Knox County Schools How much change will $1.2 million buy? And how much more change can Knox County Schools stand?
Today Dr. Jim McIntyre will announce a $1.2 million grant from the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation (Monday, July 8, 4 p.m. at the AJ Building). He will ask the school board for a 30 percent match to hire a Boston-based firm, The Parthenon Group, to study resource allocation in the school system. “Resource allocation?” you ask. For those of us who don’t get the big words, McIntyre will simplify: We want to do more of what works, and stop what’s not working. The contract and supporting documents are
on the KCS website. But you’ve gotta drill. A line that jumped out: “To develop a process that continuously re-evaluates the highest and best use of resources.” Hmmm. Doesn’t sound very pedagogic. Can you make a case for athletics? For band, art or drama? If your technology is right, can you even make a case for a teacher with 25 kids all day in a classroom? I don’t know the answers, but I’m starting to figure out the questions. Come on
along. This week’s meetings: Monday, 4 p.m., announcement of grant; 5 p.m., board workshop; Wednesday, 5 p.m., school board meeting for grant approval. Meanwhile, principals like Ken Dunlap (Powell), Lynn Hill (Gibbs) and Kathy Duggan (Adrian Burnett) have been sent to other schools. We cannot measure and manage our way to success. Creativity is our strength. Microsoft was not built by bean counters –even Boston baked bean counters.
How about a mulligan on the ‘08 referendum There’s a blank space on Knox County’s website in the spot that used to be occupied by the county’s banker. Soon, Knox County Commission will begin the process of appointing a new trustee to serve in place of John J. Duncan III (“Triple Sticks” to his friends), the first-term elected trustee who last week entered a guilty plea to official misconduct and resigned while his anguished parents watched. The trustee is entrusted with collecting and depositing property tax revenues as well as state and federal funds allotted to the county. Integrity is high on the list of job requirements, and the young trustee made a great initial impression by hiring an in-house attorney to collect delinquent taxes instead of awarding the job as a fat political plum to a supporter in private practice.
Betty Bean Despite the humiliation visited on the proud Duncan family, JDIII’s adjudicated misdeeds involve relatively small sums of money and lying to investigators, for which he is unlikely to serve jail time and could become eligible for judicial diversion when he completes his probation (reports of poor job performance and absenteeism are not subject to criminal penalty). Despite the embarrassment, Duncan is better off than his predecessor Mike Lowe and three of Lowe’s employees who are awaiting trial on multiple counts of felony theft after a lengthy investigation uncovered evidence of phantom employees and improper purchas-
es. A grand jury investigated Lowe’s office for more than a year before handing down indictments. The judge who will preside over the case labeled it extremely complex and set trial dates for mid2014. In 2010, Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett resigned from office and pleaded guilty to bilking his former law firm out of more than $60,000 in client fees. He admitted failing to report this money to the Internal Revenue Service and asking former clients for loans which he had not repaid. The state Board of Professional Responsibility suspended his law license in October 2010. Meanwhile, the Knoxville law director, Charles Swanson, enjoys a high degree of respect and the city’s finance director, Jim York, has managed to collect and invest tax money while not only remaining scandal-
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free, but receiving state Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting every year since 1986 and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award every year since 1989. York (known by city employees as “Dr. No”) runs his department like clockwork. Both Swanson and York are appointed by the city’s mayor. In 2008, at a time when the popularity of county Mayor Mike “Lobster to go” Ragsdale was lower than the Mariana Trench, voters turned down a proposition to allow the mayor to appoint the trustee, county clerk, register of deeds and law director. Opponents of the measure got a boost from the ballot summary, which asked voters if they wanted to “take away from the people the ability to vote” and was written by Bill Lockett. Do-over, anybody?
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The day the Civil War came to Knoxville
ment 25 miles to the east of his approach route. The diversion worked and compelled Buckner to focus attention to the north of Knoxville as Sanders approached from the south. Sanders found the railroad bridge at Loudon too well guarded and rode to Lenoir’s Station (later Lenoir City), where he quickly burned the depot, captured horses and mules, and destroyed ordnance supplies, the telegraph line and the tracks in the area. That same evening, June 19, he set out for Knoxville, tearing up track along the way. With Buckner’s troops concentrated north of Knoxville near Clinton, Col. R.C. Trigg, who was temporarily in command, called for citizen volunteers. About 200 “persons, citizens and convalescent soldiers” reported for duty. Half a dozen smoothbore 6-pounder guns were distributed on the hills just outside town – Summit Hill, McGee’s Hill and Temperance Hill. He deployed the men and the guns on modest rapidly constructed parapets and behind cotton bales. At dawn on the 20th, Sanders approached from the north along the Tazewell Road, having left one regiment west of town to skirmish and distract the Confederates. Heavy skirmishing accompanied Sanders cautious approach and he stopped his advance when he noticed barricaded streets and stiff resistance. Among those Confederates at the barricade near the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Summit Hill was 38-year-old Capt. Pleasant Miller McClung, a member of the home guard. He was born to Charles Jr. and Malvina McClung on Aug. 19, 1824, in Knoxville, the great-
HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin I recall a day of great excitement when we learned that the enemy was coming sure enough. … There were but few soldiers about as almost all had been sent to Murfreesboro. Hastily, on the summit, where the Catholic church now stands, we made some slight breastworks of a few cotton bales, and brought a small gun, a four or six pounder, there. There were no houses on the summit then. The infantry, at “double quick,” hurried through the streets to form a line of battle on “reservoir hill,” out of town then. And thus we waited but a short while, when from the two hills could be seen a small body of the enemy’s cavalry over the face of the hill where Fifth Avenue is now located, moving among the trees. There were no houses then, but some timber, which partially concealed the troops. Capt. McClung had charge of the gun on the summit. Soon we saw that the enemy had a gun, which they brought out into an open space and turned upon us. Capt. McClung replied with good effect. Only a few shots were fired, and the enemy hurried on at a gallop, leaving a dead horse or two. If any of their men were killed or wounded, they carried them away. One of their shots, perhaps the first, passed
between two of our cot- that effort. Then, when graduate, Col. William P. ton bales, and mortally Gen. John Hunt Morgan Sanders, who had fought wounded Capt. McClung, launched his Confederate bravely at Williamsburg to the great grief of all the raid through Kentucky and Antietam. Sanders left town. The enemy moved and into Indiana and Mt. Vernon, Ky. on June off hurriedly toward Ohio, Burnside sent other 14, 1863, with selected deStrawberry Plains, and units to cope with that tachments of cavalry and a we saw them no more. threat. section of Ohio artillery, a Their purpose was not Instead of the major total of some 1,500 men. to attack the city, but to effort he had The wagon burn the railroad bridge p l a n n e d , train that at the Plains. Their feint B u r n s i d e was to was to keep the troops at a u t h o supply Knoxville from following r i z e d t h e them or sending help to a colthe guard at the bridge. Dr. David Sullins, former minister of Church Street Methodist Church and founder of Sullins College in Southwest Virginia, supplied that vivid description of the day the Civil War came to Knoxville in his “Recollections of an Old Man (Seventy Years in Dixie, 18271897)” (1910). The Confederates had occupied Knoxville since early in the war but Gen. Simon B. Buckner had weakened his defenses by sending troops to assist in Middle Tennessee. Gen. u m n Pleasant M. McClung (1824-1863). McClung was Ambrose Burnas far mortally wounded 150 years ago while commanding side had been as possible his company on Summit Hill during Sanders’ Raid. preparing for was sent Knaffl & Brakebill daguerreotype courtesy of the C.M. McClung Historical Collection President Abraback when ham Lincoln’s it reached ordered march Williamsinto East Tennessee, but cavalry strike into East burg escorted by 200 with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant Tennessee to disrupt the troopers. Sanders headed besieging Vicksburg, the rail line supplying troops toward Loudon with his last Confederate strong- and provisions to the remaining 1,300 men to point on the Mississippi battlefields of Virginia destroy the long bridge River, he was ordered to through Knoxville. He that spanned the Tennessend his 8,000-strong chose the young, Ken- see River. He was aided Ninth Corps to assist in tucky-born West Point by a diversionary detach-
grandson of both William Blount, the governor of the Southwest Territory during Tennessee’s prestatehood years, and of James White, the founder of Knoxville. At an early age Pleasant was deprived of both of his parents and went to live in Blount Mansion with the family of his uncle, Col. Matt McClung. On that fateful June 20, 1863, Capt. Pleasant M. McClung, leading a company of citizen volunteers, saw his men duck for cover at the f lash of the Union guns and cried out, “Don’t be afraid – there’s no danger!” He was instantly hit. As he lay dying, he prayed for “forgiveness for those who killed me.” Pleasant McClung was survived by his wife, the former Mary A.C. McClung, whom he had married on April 15, 1846. They were parents to four daughters: Maria, Eliza, Mary and Sallie. He was interred in Old Gray Cemetery. After about an hour and a half, the Knoxville skirmish ended and Sanders departed for Strawberry Plains, where he burned the 1,600-foot-long bridge and, later, the 300-foot railroad bridge at Mossy Creek (Jefferson City). After an arduous return march north to Kentucky, Sanders reported to Gen. Burnside. He had traveled 250 miles in 10 days, destroyed 50 miles of railroad track and 3,000 feet of bridges, captured 15 artillery pieces and 2,500 small arms, destroyed a gun factory and captured and paroled 461 Confederates. His casualties were two killed, four wounded and 13 missing. He had made Civil War history having, according to Burnside, completed “one of the boldest raids of the war.”
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And there you have it, a goal so obvious an 18-yearold from another land can grasp it and feel it and wonder how long it will take to get there from here. It wasn’t so long ago that Tennessee faithful were fretting and fussing when Phillip Fulmer teams won only nine or 10 a year and almost Marvin always went bowling. West Losses to the big boys and no championships for much too long led to serious aggravation or perhaps “They’re trying to get depression and that led to the program back to what it a decline in popcorn sales used to be … they’re trying and empty seats at Neyland to bring back the winning Stadium. Well, now we know Dr. tradition.”
Mike Hamilton’s cure was worse than the sickness. Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley. Spare me. The young visitor was no doubt told that energetic and exciting Butch Jones has charted a remedial course in the correct direction. The uphill trip will be in segments. First, the Volunteers must regain respectability. You do recall Southeastern Conference coaches complaining that Tennessee is a marshmallow on the Alabama schedule, a tasty, toasted treat for each October. They said the game is better than an open date
because a victory over the Vols still sounds fairly good to the uninformed and is good for a minor boost in the polls and an easy step toward another national crown. Indeed, it is embarrassing to be anybody’s Akron or Troy, a breather between challenges, a date to relish instead of dread. Here is the problem nobody mentioned to C.J. Hampton: Assuming teams out front do not shift into neutral and try to coast home, catching them requires more, lots more, of the things they already have. Recruiting better than
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, LSU and Vanderbilt would be a start. Working harder might help. Playing smarter (11 at a time) could be a factor. On the drawing board, the current Volunteers are several notches short of championship contention. Here it is July and we don’t know who will be the quarterback. Logic says Justin Worley because he has had his feet wet. That there are other choices sends a different message. Oregon may not even care. Does Tennessee have one dependable receiver? It needs four. Is there a lockdown corner? Can the linebackers run fast enough? At this moment, there are more
tea, for example. Iced tea has sugar in it. And Southern cornbread never, never, ever has sugar in it. Never. Soul food is aptly named, and it has nothing to do with the color of one’s skin. Soul food is food with meaning. That meaning derives from many aspects of cooking. The story lives in legend and song of the woman who, every Easter, cut off the end of the ham before she put in the pot to bake. Her husband asked her why, and she replied, “Because that’s how my mother does it.” So the husband went to the source, and asked his mother-in-law, “Why do you
cut off the end of the Easter ham before you put it in the pot?” “Because my pot is too small for the ham,” she responded. Sounds reasonable to me. I like square cornbread. Even though I have a small, round cast iron skillet that is perfect for cornbread for two, I frequently make it in my square pan. There is a perfectly good reason for that habit. When I was a little girl, my grandfather saw to it that I got the corner piece of the cornbread. In fact, Papa saw to it that I got the first corner piece. M-mmm. I can still taste that cornbread. Bread of heaven, indeed! Nanny
never measured anything. She put some baking powder into the palm of her hand. The same with salt and soda. No sugar. She said cornbread with sugar in it was “Yankee cornbread.” Enough said. End of discussion. There are recipes in my Mother’s head that I can’t retrieve anymore, because she doesn’t remember. I have searched through her cookbooks, because I know that hidden somewhere in there is the recipe for Apple Pudding. (Nanny was the source of that one too!) I can’t find it. And let me tell you, my world is a sadder place
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Back to what it used to be Meridian, Miss., defensive back C.J. Hampton visited Tennessee as a prospective recruit and went away with an interesting first impression.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. (Exodus 16: 4 NRSV) Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. (Matthew 6: 25b-26 NRSV) Those of us who live in the South might take exception to Jesus’ claim that life is more than food. We take food seriously in the South. There is a right and wrong way to make iced
REUNION NOTES ■ Halls High School Class of 1965 will hold its 48-year reunion 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 27, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost per person is $35 with payment due July 20. Info: Pat Humphrey West, 922-8857; Jeanette McMillan Raby, 983-2861.
■ Central High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 10, at Cocoa Moon. Payment is due July 10. Info: Christi Courtney Fields, 719-5099 or christi. email@example.com. ■ Fulton High School classes of 1973, 1974 and 1975 will hold a combined class reunion Saturday, July 13, at Beaver
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■ Central High School Class of 1948 will hold its 65-year reunion 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Fellowship begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Info: Mary Frances Tucker, 539-6242 or mfgvt2@ gmail.com. ■ Clinton High School Class of 1967 is holding a reunion Aug. 31 at 205 Main St. in
questions than answers. I do believe these Volunteers have recaptured the spirit of winning football. The labor report is very encouraging. Jones’ vision for greatness is contagious. I am guessing the team will give what it has, such as it is. That will be a baby step toward improvement. It gets tougher when you go on the road and line up against men who are also wellcoached and believe they are significantly better. The only neutralizer is to knock hell out of ’em so they begin to wonder. After that, sometime in the future, it will be possible for Tennessee to take a couple of additional steps back toward the good, old days.
without Apple Pudding! When my husband and I lived and worked at “The Home,” a residential treatment center for teenagers in Gettysburg, we were told never, ever to withhold food from the boys. You can (or maybe you can’t) imagine how much food 13-year-old boys can put away. However, our executive director said frequently, “Food is love. That is something you learn at your mother’s breast. Don’t deny food to these boys who have known so little love!” So you see, even with manna in the wilderness, it is not the food, but the love behind it, that makes it soul food.
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All American girls enjoy family time at the Grace American Cookout. Photo by Nancy Anderson
Grace reaches out By Nancy Anderson Grace Baptist Church holds a cookout every year. It felt like 100 degrees in the shade last Saturday, but that didnâ€™t stop hundreds from coming out to enjoy friends and family at the Grace American Cookout. Itâ€™s a time for the congregation to enjoy fellowship with one another and the community at large. The spirit of the event sent a very clear message, â€œCome get to know us.â€? Grace offered a fun day with games for every age group, bounce houses, bal-
WORSHIP NOTES Food banks â– Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. Info: 922-9412. â– Dante Church of God will be distributing Boxes of Blessings (food) Saturday, July 13, from 9-11 a.m. or until boxes are gone. Anyone who would like to come and receive a box of blessings is invited. You must be present to receive a box of food. One box per household. â– Glenwood Baptist Church, 7212 Central Ave Pike, is accepting appointments for the John 5 Food Pantry. Info: 938-2611 or leave a message. Your call will be returned. â– Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane,
loon animals, door prizes, good music and lots of good food. The cooling tent was a popular event; one visitor said, â€œWow, they thought of everything!â€? The evening events featured a message from Tim Lee, a Marine wounded in Vietnam when a land mine explosion severed his legs. Sergeant Lee was called to the ministry full-time in 1979 and has spread the word of God ever since. Karyn Sayers, who handles programming and com-
distributes free food 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each third Saturday. Info: 566-1265. â– New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry distributes food boxes 5-6:30 p.m. each third Thursday. Info: 688-5330. â– Bookwalter UMC offers One Harvest Food Ministries to the community. Info and menu: http://bookwalter-umc. org/oneharvest/index.html or 689-3349, 9 a.m.-noon. weekdays. â– Ridgeview Baptist Church offers a Clothes Closet free of cost for women, men and children in the Red Brick Building, 6125 Lacy Road. Open to the public 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every second Saturday.
Meetings and classes â– Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon meets at noon each Tuesday at Golden Corral. Info: www.kfl-luncheon.com.
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munications for Grace, said the event is actually a good old-fashioned cookout, just on a grander scale. â€œEight years ago this was a real cook off, but it became harder and harder to choose one winner. All the food was just too good. â€œThis field will be packed with people in the next hour or two and we plan to wow them with fireworks around 9:30.â€? Grace Baptist Church certainly did wow the crowd and plans to do so again next year.
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Retirement times two By Cindy Taylor Most folks retire only once. Charles Scruggs is already turning his second retirement into a brand new career. Scruggs says he felt called to preach years ago but with a family history of military service chose instead to join the Navy. He retired after 30 years and began a second career as a truck driver. He has been a Methodist certified layperson for years, but Bellâ€™s Campground UMC is his first appointment as a minister. Scruggs is celebrating the anniversary of his first year and says he is where he is supposed to be. â€œWeâ€™re a small congregation but the people have shown me so much love,â€? said Scruggs. â€œI couldnâ€™t have been given a better church.â€? The church carries a huge chunk of Powell history. â€œThe church was formed from the original 1802 Bellâ€™s
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to each other from the heart. Our members say that the church might be small but weâ€™re big in spirit.â€? The Scruggses have started singings at the church and have brought in artists that members might not have been able to see otherwise. He says the Rev. M.C. Taylor was influential in his decision to finally become a pastor. â€œI am a different creature in that I have a diverse view of the world and the church because of my past careers and history,â€? said Scruggs. Is a third retirement ahead? â€œI could not have asked for a better church,â€? he said. â€œMy mission is to touch lives for Christ. As far as I am concerned this is my last profession.â€?
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Campground that was an actual church campground,â€? said Scruggs. â€œThe first church was built in 1809 but that building burned and the current building is 150 years old.â€? Scruggs said the congregation is small but has grown in the year he has been pastor with baptisms and new members. â€œI always enjoy coming here every time we meet,â€? said Scruggs. Wife Jackie says the appointment for her husband had an unexpected result. â€œI think he fell into this congregation not expecting to be as close to them, to care this much about them and feel as cared about as he is,â€? said Jackie Scruggs. â€œPeople here are very caring and give
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Week five with the Shopper interns By Sara Barrett The Shopper News interns were sent through security checks at the City/County Building last week before a lighthearted conversation with Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones and his “number two” guy, Chief Deputy Eddie Biggs. Former Trustee John Duncan had walked through the lobby just minutes before to be booked. He pled guilty to official misconduct and resigned while we visited the courthouse. Afterward, the interns headed upstairs for
a meet and greet with Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and a quick photo of Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. Conversation during lunch at Chesapeake’s took a somber turn when Sonja DuBois told the group about her experiences as a Hidden Child during the Holocaust. After hiking up to Market Square to see the Women’s Suffrage Memorial, the interns met family law attorney Wanda Sobieski, one of the folks responsible for the monument. It was a good day.
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero explains her vision for the South Knox waterfront to the Shopper interns.
Politics, history and law Madeline to Madeline By Madeline Lonas
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Knox County Sheriff’s Office Shopper interns were surprised to find out how many inmates local jails can hold. “We can house anywhere from 1200-1250 inmates a day,” said Chief Deputy Eddie Biggs. The county’s three jails hold criminals from all 508 square miles of Knox County. In addition to patrol cars, there is also an aviation unit and a marine unit. Support services from the Sheriff’s office include Life Services (previously the DARE program for students), and Senior Citizens Awareness Network (SCAN), which is used to visit and help track Alzheimer’s patients who may get lost. “We take care of the hardened criminals, but we also do another job,” said
Biggs. “We take care of our citizens.” The Sheriff’s Office has around 1,100 employees and last year alone, more than 600,000 miles were driven on patrol. One intern asked if that was one car. “No,” said Biggs. It was the entire fleet. After wrapping up with Biggs, the interns (literally) ran into Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones in the hallway. The sheriff told the group he plans to run for office again in 2014. Jones said at the end of his next term as sheriff, he will have served in law enforcement for 38 years. “And that’s long enough for one person to serve in any job,” he said. He invited the interns to join him in Panama City, Fla., for a round of golf in 2019. Several made a note.
Many people only know Madeline Rogero as the first female mayor of Knoxville, but I got to sit down and have a Madeline-to-Madeline talk with this very wellknown, local celebrity. Mayor Rogero isn’t a Knoxville native. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1952, her parents, Gerald Rogero, a plumber, and Anita Ghioto, a former nun, moved to Kettering, Ohio. Rogero graduated from Archbishop Alter High School and then attended Temple University, Ohio State University, and graduated from Furman with a degree in political science. In 1980, Rogero moved to Knoxville where she attended the UT Graduate School of Planning and received her master’s degree. After living in Knoxville for 10 years, she ran for the 2nd District County Com-
mission seat against a 24year incumbent, Jesse Cawood. Knoxville wanted a fresh mind with fresh ideas, and Rogero won an upset. She introduced a new way of campaigning, which is now called human billboarding. Rogero and her volunteers (including her kids and her mom) stood on Broadway at Cecil Avenue each morning for a week, wearing campaign T-shirts and waving at motorists as they drove to work. “It grew each day and finally we even had a clown,” Rogero said. After winning and celebrating into the night, Rogero woke up the next morning and hustled her crew out to the intersection to hold ‘Thank You’ signs. She said this helped her win re-election and people still talk about it. She served two terms and did not seek reelection. In 2003, she decided
Next week … The Shopper interns continue their Tuesday journeys with lunch at the top of the Sunsphere, a visit to Moxley Carmichael public relations firm and a tour of the old Miller’s store which KUB renovated for its headquarters. After lunch, UT’s Jimmy Stanton promises a tour of the football locker room at Neyland Stadium. We may even catch a glimpse of Butch Jones, who is currently rebuilding the team brick by brick.
Next year … Catch up with all your favorite columnists every Monday at www.ShopperNewsNow.com
We’re recruiting now for interns for the summer of 2014. If you know a youngster who will be in 8th grade this fall (a rising freshman next summer), please email or call Sara Barrett at barretts@ ShopperNewsNow.com or 342-6616. There’s no charge and no pay.
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Shopper News intern Madeline Lonas Photos by Laura Beeler
to run against our current governor, Bill Haslam, for the open seat as Knoxville mayor. Haslam won a closerthan-expected election, and Rogero decided not to run the next term cycle. After Haslam resigned in 2011, Rogero decided to give it another try. She defeated Democrat Mark Padgett with 58.6 percent of the vote. Rogero is in the 2nd year of her first term and is planning to run for a second
term. Although Rogero loves her job, she also likes relaxing and spending time with her family. Her hobbies include kayaking, dancing and playing softball with her husband, kids and grandchildren. She is also a beekeeper, and while there is only one beehive now, she usually collects the honey. Altogether, Rogero is a wonderful woman who is always ready with a smile.
Meeting the mayors Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero had a sit-down chat with the interns after meeting each individually and shaking their hand. Topics ranged from her first campaign standing on the roadside asking for votes to what she does in her spare time. A special moment Rogero shared was when she walked the interns to the large window of her office and explained her vision for the now vacant Baptist Hospital and the rest of the South Knox waterfront.
Interns also learned about the new “urban wilderness” comprised of 1,000 acres of forest that include the South Loop and the Battlefield Loop. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett posed for a quick picture with a few of the interns after holding a press conference regarding the purchase of property by Hillcrest Healthcare. “We were not able to ask him questions, but he did offer us some cold sodas and we accepted,” said intern Paul Brooks.
Jacob Green introduces himself to Knoxville Chamber president Mike Edwards as Sandra Clark, Sarah Dixon and Madeline Lonas look on. As Edwards slowed his SUV near Market Square, Clark called to the interns, saying, “Hey, want to meet an important man?” Edwards smiled and joked, “Sandra can find you one somewhere around here!”
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Lunch with Sonja DuBois By Mitchell Zavadil “It is my wish to tell students from middle school and up that the holocaust did happen, and it was awful,” said Sonja DuBois, a holocaust survivor who met our group for lunch at Chesapeake’s. DuBois was born in the Netherlands. Her country was invaded May 5, 1940, and her city was bombed for three straight days, leaving nothing standing. She told us how records had to be kept on all Jews, and at the end of 1940 it was rare for Jewish people to have jobs. In a policy known as The Final Solution, Hitler’s military was told to annihilate all Jewish
people. DuBois’ parents sent her to live with a close family friend, and in August of 1942 he found a husband and wife who had secretly offered to care for a Jewish child in need. This is when DuBois became a Hidden Child. No one knew DuBois’ real name or birthday. A local doctor broke the law by examining her and estimated her age to be about two years old. “We would celebrate my birthday every August, since that’s when my life started with them,” said DuBois. Most of DuBois’ family were killed in concentration camps. She said her prayer
Sonja DuBois, one of the Holocaust’s Hidden Children, stands with Shopper News intern Laura Beeler. Photo by Madeline Lonas was for the prisoners in the camps to be given mercy and a quick death. She explained how Jewish people were not allowed to own technology
such as a radio, but how the lack of communication may have helped her by not allowing the Nazis to track her whereabouts. Also, her “foster family”
made sure she got food at least once a day. Upon immigrating to the United States at the age of 12 with her foster parents, she had to sign her passport and it was in that moment that her parents told her Clara was her real name, and that she was not to ask questions about what happened. Fast forward to the 1970s when she received a copy of a newspaper from Rotterdam. The friend of her birth parents who had given her to her foster parents was interviewed with the hope that DuBois would see the article and let him know if she was a “successful save.” DuBois then traveled to Europe to meet this man who helped her birth parents save her life.
DuBois also reconnected with a cousin around 2000 who told her a few more things about her birth parents. She was finally able to obtain a still photo of them from a film her cousin had of a wedding taped in Holland before the war. “I’ll never know my mother’s favorite color, or her hobbies,” said DuBois, tearing up at the thought. Many of the Shopper interns (and staff in attendance) cried with her. DuBois’ words of advice to the group were to not be indifferent. “Be very aware,” she said. “One person can’t do it all, but we can all do something.” If you’d like Sonja DuBois to speak to your group, she can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shopper News interns stand with the Women’s Suffrage Memorial in Market Square. Pictured are Gibson Calfee, Jackson Brantley, Paul Brooks, Mitchell Zavadil, Jacob Green; (second row) Joshua Mode, Laura Beeler, Roxanne Abernathy; (back) Madeline Lonas, Sarah Dixon and Taylor Smith.
Women’s history with Wanda Sobieski Along with being known as an attorney of family law, Wanda Sobieski is extremely knowledgeable of women’s history and the suffrage movement. Sobieski told the Shopper interns about a time in America when women not
only didn’t have a say in their country’s future, but they didn’t even have a say in their own children’s futures. “Your husband could literally give your children away without your input,” said Sobieski. “And often, they did.”
The movement for women’s suffrage formally started with the Seneca Falls Convention in New York July 19-20, 1848. Leaders were Lucretia Mott, a Quaker, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Sobieski shared stories of women being imprisoned for fighting for the change. “A lot of women gave their entire effort and fortune so you can vote,” Sobieski told the females in the group. Use the opportunity wisely.” After rallying for 72 years, the U.S. Constitution was amended thanks to Tennessean Harry Burn, a member of the state’s general assembly. His mother, Febb, wrote him at the last minute and said he should “be a good boy” and vote for the amendment to pass. He took his mother’s advice, knowing at age 24 he would never do anything so important during the balance of his life. Sobieski fundraised for 11 years before reaching the goal of $375,000 for a statue that currently stands in Market Square in memory of the women who helped change history. Another $60,000 was raised for its upkeep and maintenance. A second statue is being planned to honor Febb and Harry Burn. It will be erected in Krutch Park. Sobieski said to use the work of those who fought for women’s suffrage as an Family law attorney Wanda Sobieski stands next to a rendering example. “If something’s of the Women’s Suffrage Memorial. She led fundraising in worth doing, you have to The first rendering of a statue honoring Febb Burn and her son, Harry Burn excess of $400,000 to have the statue made and installed. keep after it.”
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Shopper News Presents Miracle Makers
Here come the ’pads, ’pods and ’pros Principals, teachers get technology training
By Betsy Pickle When Tim Berry took over as principal of South-Doyle High School two years ago, he knew the school didn’t have the best reputation in the county. He’d heard the test scores weren’t great and that apathy and discipline were issues. But once the students walked through the doors and he started getting to know them, Berry felt that the bad publicity was undeserved. “A lot of the things that I’d heard about the school just weren’t true,” he says. “I had a lot of kids who just wanted somebody to believe in them.” Berry and his leadership team made that a priority, and then they began working on getting the students to believe in themselves. Earning a spot as one of 11 Knox County schools to participate in the 1:1 Technology Challenge was a major part of that. “Just to see the kids and the pride they had was pretty cool,” says Berry. “They didn’t know what we won; they just knew we had won. I thought that was a unique perspective. “I sat back and really learned a little bit about our school that day, that they felt like they’d been pushed down for so long, and to win something that maybe some other prominent schools hadn’t gotten” was a thrill. Each one of South-Doyle’s 1,200-plus students will receive a MacBook Pro this fall as part of the 1:1 Technology Challenge. Berry is confident that the kids will adapt easily because today’s technology is second nature to them. When the students were polled about how they used technology, “I learned that more kids listen to me when I tweet than they do when I read the morning announcements,” Berry says. Taking a break from his own training with the new laptop at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center, Berry makes it clear that he’s a fan of his students and faculty. He talks about the theme – “Reveal Your Greatness” or #ryg – that the school adopted last year
Tim Berry, principal at South-Doyle High School, takes part in a training session on his new MacBook Pro. Photo by Betsy Pickle
to combat the second-banana mindset that had arisen over the past several years. Berry’s own high-school experience was one of winning, albeit more in athletics than in academics. The Loudon County native was an All-State basketball player; his sister and father were both All Americans. Berry is the first to admit he was a long shot to become an educator, much less work in administration. “I wasn’t a bad student, and I wasn’t a great student,” says Berry, who spent 21 years as a teacher and administrator in Loudon County before diving into Knox County’s school system two years ago. “I just did what I needed to do to get my grades.” After a year at Hiwassee Col-
lege, where he played basketball, he went to UT and studied business, but he “hated the classes.” His advisor, the late Bill Butefish, asked him what he did like – “science, chemistry and biology.” “We just started talking about things that you could do with that,” says Berry. “He said, ‘I think you’d make a great teacher.’ So I got into the program. I did some field experiences, and I fell in love with it.” He was a little more hesitant about going after his advanced degrees in education and becoming an administrator. “I liked the idea of making decisions beyond the four walls of the classroom and felt like I could make a difference where I was at the time,” he says. “But I had to be convinced that you could make a difference because I felt like the closer you were to kids, the more positive impact you could have.”
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After losing out on the school superintendent’s position in Loudon County, Berry decided it was time to look farther afield. “I had been keeping track of Dr. Jim McIntyre and the progress he was making in Knox County, and I was looking to work for someone who was a visionary and had great leadership,” he says. Berry talked to some Knox County administrators he knew, and he began interviewing for an opening at one high school, but he ended up with the South-Doyle assignment. “When I decided to leave Loudon County, I prayed that God would put me where I was needed,” says Berry. “And from day one, I knew that he wanted me at South-Doyle. “Every single day that I’m there, I’m reminded why I’m at SouthDoyle.”
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New smile for Mustafa By Betsy Pickle It was a long journey from a mosque in Baghdad to an or thodontist’s office in Knoxville, but a boy named Mustafa has made it, and he will soon Pattison have the smile to show for it. “He’ll be very happy,” promises Dr. Tom Pattison. The happy ending is a result of coincidence and commitment. It came about through an Iraqi father’s determination to protect his family and a group of Americans’ belief in doing the right thing for those who need help. “Service Above Self” is the motto of the Rotarians, and Pattison, an orthodontist who belongs to the Rotary Club of Farragut, put that creed into action by agreeing to take on Mustafa as a pro bono patient. In fact, Pattison was one of two Farragut Rotarians contacted by past president Jim O’Brien regarding treatment for Mustafa. Dr. Joseph Hicks was also eager to help, but since Mustafa and his family live in North Knoxville and Pattison has an office in North Knoxville in addition to one in West Knoxville, it made sense for him to take the case. O’Brien chairs the board of directors of Bridge Refugee Services Inc., a nonprofit agency that helps resettle people who have had to flee their homes in other countries because they have been persecuted for their religious beliefs, ethnicity or other factors. O’Brien doesn’t have regular inter-
action with Bridge clients, but he happened to be in the office one day in May when Mustafa’s father was there, and they struck up a conversation. He learned that seven years ago, when Mustafa was 7, the boy was shot in the head while praying at a mosque in Baghdad. As soon as he was released from the hospital, the family f led to Syria, taking only what they could carry. After going through multiple interviews and completing stacks of paperwork, the family was approved for immigration to the United States. The parents, three children and an 84-year-old grandfather arrived in Knoxville last November. Mustafa’s father, who hasn’t been able to find permanent employment yet, told O’Brien that though his son’s physical wounds have healed, he still suffers PTSD from being shot. “He also indicated almost off-handedly that his son’s teeth needed some rather significant work to get them straight,” says O’Brien. “It kind of clicked in my head because we have two orthodontists in the Rotary Club of Farragut, both of whom are really super guys.” After making sure it was OK with the father, O’Brien emailed Hicks and Pattison, and each quickly offered services. Mustafa has already had his first visit with Pattison and is scheduled to have braces put on around the middle of this month. The orthodontist says Mustafa’s teeth are “extremely crowded,” and there may have to be some extractions, but “this is
not going to be difficult for him.” Pattison was impressed with Mustafa and his father. “His father speaks fairly good English, and he was able to explain things to Mustafa as we went through the exam,” he says. “They’re a very nice father and son.” Mustafa will have to see Pattison every four to six weeks for two years while he has the braces and then once about every three months once he graduates to a retainer. “We do get to know our patients and find out what they’re all about and what they’re doing,” says Pattison. He adds that he’s looking forward to the experience. “Mustafa is a good kid,” he says. “This will be as fun for me as it will be good for him … I know the Middle East some but not a lot. I think I’m going to enjoy working on him and learning some stuff myself besides straightening his teeth and giving him a good smile.” Jennifer Ward Cornwell, executive director of Bridge Refugee Services and a member of the Turkey Creek Rotary Club, says contributions like Pattison’s are crucial to the 200plus refugees the agency works with each year. “Refugees want to work; they want to pay taxes; they want to contribute to society,” she says. “But they need an initial lift-up. “People can think about hiring a refugee or tutoring in English, and all of those types of things we can arrange. I think everyone can do something, even if it’s just saying hi and being nice and welcoming them.”
BUSINESS NOTES Deena McStay, BSN, has been named nurse manager of the operating room/surgery unit at Parkwest Medical Center. She has been with Parkwest for four years, serving as the neuro/spine coordinator in the OR prior to her current role. She holds degrees from Walters State and Carson-Newman. Info: 374-PARK. Ryan Tenry has joined First State Bank in a dual role as financial c on su lt a nt for the insurance and investments divisions. He will work from the ofTenry fice at 8351 Walker Springs Lane. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from UT and lives in Loudon. Steve Drummer is senior civil engineer for LDA Engineering, specializing in drinking water, wastewater and stormwater management. Previously, Drummer he managed the infrastructure design for the city of Morristown’s stormwater program. He lives in Fountain City. Connie S. Wagner, director of radiology for Parkwest Medical Center, has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. Every year, the TNCPE award program recognizes organizations demonstrating excellence in business operations and results.
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Vol for Life By Pam Fansler First Tennessee Bank is proud to support the Vol for Life program offered by the University of Te n n e s s e e Athletics DepartFansler ment. Quite a few First Tennessee staff members volunteer their services for training sessions in budgeting and financial literacy, skills students need not only during their time on campus but for the rest of their lives. While these financial skills are important, the program covers much more. It’s a complete character building program. The Vol for Life program is a four-year comprehensive player support program intended to help student athletes make good decisions and understand the consequences that come with poor decisions. The four-year VFL curriculum focuses on the often-overlooked personal growth of the student athlete. It’s an acknowledgment that sports is not life; it’s a part of life. The program includes life skills training for players such as dealing with credit cards and checking accounts and handling themselves in formal social situations. It also includes career development topics such as networking, interviewing skills and job
placement. Participants are encouraged in their spiritual growth and advised about community service opportunities. Topics range from the dangers of promiscuity and alcohol and drug abuse to anger management. The program also includes training in mental conditioning, personal branding and navigating the social media landscape, issues crucial in the 21st century. The ultimate goal of the VFL program is to produce not only great players and teams, but men and women who try to do the right thing on and off the field – while in college and throughout a lifetime. It’s easy to focus on sensational stories about a few athletes behaving badly. This program focuses on the positives and helps create success stories. The college years can be a tumultuous time for many, but few college students have the unique pressures and opportunities as student athletes who often enter this highly visible arena without the skills needed to succeed in it and afterwards. The VFL program gives those students a much-needed helping hand. The Vol for Life program provides essential training in character building and life skills that will have an impact long after the strains of “Rocky Top” fade away. Pam Fansler is president of First Tennessee Bank’s East Tennessee region.
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Carol’s Corner There were rubber duck races (winners got a watermelon), a Slip ‘n’ Slide, Courtney and William Borgers with a quilt made by Janice a quilt show, face painting, Thomas. Note Courtney’s festive Fourth of July hair ribbons! ice cream and bake sales. Many of the attractions benefitted local charities, including the Lions Club. Kids whizzed by on scooters and bikes, and the grownups visited and enjoyed a relaxing holiday time. Send story suggestions to news@ ShopperNewsNow.com
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THURSDAYS THROUGH NOVEMBER New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Venders include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php.
SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER Union County Farmers Market, 8:30-11:30 a.m., front parking lot of Union County High School. Info: 992-8038. Work days at the Community Garden “Glorious Gardening” located at Rutherford Memorial UMC in Corryton. Work in the garden and receive some of its produce as a result. Info: 687-8438.
WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCT. 2
pony rides, fair food vendors, fireworks. Info: 992-2811. Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road NE, Heiskell. Benefit Bake and Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Bright Hope Masonic Lodge in Fountain City. Blood pressure check by an RN available on Saturday.
SATURDAY, JULY 13 Knitted Bead Cuff Bracelet, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; instructor: Mimi Kezer; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: July 8. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net. Big Ridge State Park Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon. Volunteers needed for trail and lake cleanup. Meet at the Park Office. Donuts and coffee provided. Saturday Stories and Songs: Jodie and Laith, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Song: Laurie Fisher, 11 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Motorcycle benefit ride for the Western Heights Baptist Center, sponsored by the motorcycle ministry at First Baptist Church of Powell and Fountain City. Registration: 8 a.m.; ride begins at 9 a.m. from the parking lot across from the FBC Powell Youth Center, 1709 Spring St. No cost; donations accepted. Info: Don Wadley, 6794045, or Debbie Garrett, 599-9141 or sweetnlow1298@ comcast.net.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
Farmer’s Market, 4-6 p.m., Union County Extension Office on Maynardville Highway. Features local produce, including vegetable, fruit, beef, and bakery items.
Fall League baseball signups for 4U-14U teams or individuals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Halls Community Park. Info: www.hcpark.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; 992-5504.
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Benefit concert for the Restoration House featuring Justin Hines, 6 p.m., Square Room, 4 Market Square. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. Reservations: www.trhconcert. eventbrite.com. Info: www.justinhines.com and www. therestorationhouse.net.
Gospel singing featuring Michael and Delilah Kitts, 6 p.m., New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Baptist Church Road. Info: 546-0001 or www. newbeverly.org.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 Rook card games, 10 a.m., Luttrell Seniors, Union County Senior Center. Summer Library Club presents David Claunch, 3 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552.
THURSDAY, JULY 11 Beekeepers meeting, 6:30 p.m., auditorium of Walters State Tazewell Campus. Presentation: queen grafting. Coffee and dessert will be served. All welcome. Info: 617-9013. The Heiskell Community Center Seniors meeting and picnic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Center, 9420 Heiskell Road. Lunch of hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, chips and dips, etc. at noon; bingo at 1 p.m. Bring dessert. All senior citizens welcome. No charge. Donations appreciated. Info: Janice White, 548-0326. Ranger Rooker and his amazing live animals, 2 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210.
FRIDAY, JULY 12 Movies in the Park, hosted by the Luttrell Seniors at Luttrell Community Park, 7 p.m.; movie: “Joyful Noise” begins at dark. Free. Bring lawn chairs/ blankets. Crafts and food available. Proceeds from food sales to benefit Luttrell Seniors activities. Wee Labs: What is an insect?, 2 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 6892681.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 12-13 Red Gate Rodeo and Festival, Red Gate Farm. Gates open daily at 5 p.m. Live musical, carnival rides,
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Camp Art-A-Palooza, a free camp for children to express themselves artistically, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Ave. Info: 522-2364.
MONDAY, JULY 15 Luttrell Seniors covered dish, 10 a.m., Union County Senior Center.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Union County Retired Teachers Association meeting, noon, Hardee’s. Bring dues if they have not been mailed in.
THURSDAY, JULY 18 Free block party, 6:30-9 p.m., City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Ave. Bounce house, games, live music, hamburgers and hot dogs and more. Info: 522-2364. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 4 p.m., Corryton Branch Library, 7733 Corryton Road. Info: 688-1501.
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SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 20-21 Wheel Thrown Functional Teapots class, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with Katie Cottrell, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline July 13. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net.
TUESDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 23-25; TUESDAY, JULY 30 Pottery For Kids, 9 a.m.-noon for ages 6-10 (rising 1st-4th grade), 2-5 p.m. for ages 11 and up (rising 5th grade and up); instructors: York Havercamp and Alison Greenhouse; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: July 16. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net.
Intensive Throwing, One Day, One Bag!, 9 a.m.4 p.m.; instructor: Sandra McEntire; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: July 24. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net. Saturday Stories and Songs: Georgi Schmitt, 11 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Saturday Stories and Songs: Miss Lynn, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681.
SATURDAYS, JULY 27, AUG. 3, 10 Intermediate Photography, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; instructor: Bob Stephenson; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: July 20. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net.
SUNDAY, JULY 28 Eco Craft Camp, 1:30-4:30 p.m., for kids and parents; instructor: Kat Havercamp; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: July 17. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net.
“X” marks the spot Pirate Parrrrty, 4 p.m., ages 4 and up, Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552.
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Free women’s self-defense class, 1-2 p.m., Overdrive Krav Maga and Fitness, 7631 Clinton Highway. Info: 362-5562.
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Countywide GOP picnic hosted by the Halls Republican Club, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fountain City Park. Featuring activities for children along with badminton, croquet, horseshoes and live entertainment. Halls and Powell Republican clubs will not meet in July. TN Jeep Talk Rideout for Helen Ross McNabb starts at the Knoxville Expo Center. Day-of-ride registration is $30. For info or to register: Anthony Rathbone, 659-9005 or email@example.com. Saturday Stories and Songs: Charlene Ellis, 11 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Saturday Stories and Songs: Georgi Schmitt, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Pet rocks rock!, 3 p.m., for ages 5 and up. Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552.
Powell Playhouse will host award-winning illusionist Lance Johnson and ventriloquist Wade Johnson 7 p.m. at the Jubilee Banquet Facility. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. for $15 and dinner reservations must be made by July 15. Show tickets are $10 at the door. Info: Mona, 256-7428.
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Come join former Powell standout and current Buffalo Bills star, Lee Smith, and several current and former NFL stars as they coach football fundamentals and drills at every position. Dates Friday, July 12, 6-9 pm Saturday, July 13, 9-12 am Where Powell High School Ages Rising 6th-12th graders Cost $100 (includes camp T-shirt) Please send check to: Lee Smith Pro Football Camp P.O. Box 31571, Knoxville, TN 37930 Call 865-406-1955 for more info.
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