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First place winners for the public speaking contest are: (front) Cadie Chapell, 6th grade; Katherine Mahoney, 4th grade; Emily Hocutt, 5th grade; (back) Martin Dickey, 9th grade; Nathan Long, 10th grade; Bethany Long, 8th grade; and Emmaline Perry, 7th grade.

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By Cindy Taylor More than 35 students participated in the annual 4H Public Speaking and Poster Contest held Jan. 17 at Horace Maynard Middle School. Students who took part in the Public Speaking Contest were judged on appearance, articulation, interaction with the audience, preparedness, and good introductions and conclusions. Union County 4H Honor Club president Sarah Morgan was master of ceremonies, and Union County Mayor Mike Williams addressed the students. Martin Dickey organized the poster contest, and Rebekah Kadron and Mary Morgan handled registration. Volunteer judges were Ronnie Irick, Julie Graham, Connie Buckner, Chantay Collins and Cindy Lay. Tamelia Jenkins, Cathy Hocutt and Donna Kadron volunteered to act as monitors. “I just want to thank the honor club, all of our volunteers and all the parents who brought their children to the contest tonight,” said UT Extension agent Shannon Perrin. Students in the 4th grade receiving trophies and ribbons were:

4H Honor Club president Sarah Morgan opens the program. Photos by C. Taylor

The poster contest winners are: Martin Dickey, first place; Emily Hocutt, second place; and Rebekah Kadron, third place. Katherine Mahoney, first place; Autumn Lynch, second place; Elizabeth Pursel, third place; April Lynch, fourth place; and Summer Beeler and Shaun Hooper, tied for fifth place. Fifth grade winners were: Emily Hocutt, first place; Brook Spradley,

second place; Isaac Rayfield, third place; Laina Chapell, fourth place; and Emily Coile, fifth place. Winners in the 6th grade division were: Cadie Chapell, first place; Shelly Estep, second place; and Charlie Hamilton, third place. Seventh grade winners were:

Emmaline Perry, first place; Matty Brasher, second place; Billy Barrett, Michael Walker and Charity Sweet, tied for third place; Lucy Hembree, fourth place; and Michael Coile, fifth place. Winning the 8th grade division were: Bethany Long, first place, and Alyssa Bell, second place. Ninth grade winners were: Martin Dickey, first place, and Mary Morgan, second place. Tenth grade winners were: Nathan Long, first place, and Nathaniel Kadron, second place. Poster Contest winners were Martin Dickey, first place; Emily Hocutt, second place; and Rebekah Kadron, third place. Contact Info:


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Part l – Introducing iCARe By Cindy Taylor

Substance abuse in Union County has been at the top of everyone’s radar for the past two years. Many organizations in the city and county have lent their services, and individuals have volunteered their time to get the word out and draw support for program implementation. Enter iCARe Coalition Union County. ICARe is the Initiative for Community and Adolescent Resilience engaging Union County. This group has spent two years in building a foundation of love and caring for teens that is based on trust and understanding. Their ultimate goal is to develop a strategy for combating the underage and binge drinking problem in Union County. Implemented by chair Eddie Graham, coordinator Lanelle Mulkey

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Eddie Graham, Lanelle Mulkey and Greg Schmid of iCARe Union County Photo by C. Taylor

used alcohol. Right at 40 percent said they had used alcohol in the past 30 days. More than 31 percent said they had participated in binge drinking in the two weeks prior to the survey, and 27 percent claimed they had actually been drunk or high while in the classroom during school hours. Surprisingly, 80 percent of those who took the survey felt it was unlikely they would be caught by law enforcement while drinking or us-

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By Cindy Taylor When was the last time you had really delicious Mexican food? Did you travel all the way to Knoxville? Then you probably haven’t tried El Mariachi located right in the heart of Maynardville, or your drive would have been much shorter. Owner Leonides Sanchez has two other locations and opened the restaurant in Maynardville five years ago. Locals have been raving about the food ever since. The only cuisine served is

Mexican, but with such a diverse menu patrons will be hard pressed not to find something to their liking. For those who think Mexican food just isn’t the same without it, beer is also on the menu. According to manager Angel Milner, fajitas are still the most requested dish. They have daily specials, coupons can be found in many of the local papers and the restaurant accepts most forms of payment. The atmosphere is fun and friendly and can

Manager of El Mariachi in Maynardville Angel Milner by C. Taylor

also afford an opportunity to brush up on your Spanish if you’d like. El Mariachi Restaurant is the newest member of the Union County Business and

Liford joins HPUD staff RUS loan is $4.9 million By Greg Householder The Hallsdale Powell Utility District will borrow $4.983 million from the federal Rural Utility Services agency. The commissioners voted unanimously to take out the loan at last week’s meeting. Proceeds from the 38-year loan will be used to replace water lines and develop storage within the system for fire protection and to address pressure issues in the utility’s 500-plus miles of water lines. Loans from RUS protect the utility from annexation by the city as long as the loan is outstanding. The

utility has four outstanding RUS loans at interest rates of 3.75 percent or lower. C E O D a r r e n Cardwell c on f i r me d that former HPUD Sandra Liford c o m m i s sioner Sandra Liford has been hired as the utility’s Human Resources and Public Relations manager. She will be responsible for updating employee policies and procedures to comply with any law changes, updating job titles and descriptions and creating job levels, and

developing an evaluation program. She will also develop wage levels for different positions, look at the feasibility of developing a bill assistance program, develop a curriculum to educate children and adults about the water utility industry and aid teachers with a curriculum that will assist them in teaching the ins and outs of the water and wastewater business. Her duties will include customer communications, employee development training and evaluations and other duties that may be assigned. Liford resigned from the board of commissioners on

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As the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment gains ever wider acceptance, Washington is working to make chiropractic care more accessible to America’s fighting men and women. In fact, a U.S. Senate committee filed a report last year urging the Department of Defense to increase the use of chiropractic services, particularly given the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in combat areas. Also, the government has awarded the University of South Florida $1.42 million to study the effectiveness of specific exercise intervention in reducing the risk of back injury to military personnel and firefighters. Back injury is a top reason for disability and early retirement among firefighters and is a leading noncombat reason for removing service men and women from active duty. The grant is from the Department of Defense and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the lead researcher is John Mayer, a doctor of chiropractic, PhD, associate professor and an endowed chair in biomechanical and chiropractic research at FSU. The FEMA study involves 106 members of the Tampa fire department, and the Department of Defense portion of the research will involve 600 active duty soldiers. Talk with your chiropractor about exercises you can do to strengthen your back. Even if you’re not a soldier or a firefighter, you can benefit from exercise. Brought to you as a community service by Union County Chiropractic; 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, TN; 992-7000.


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Sept. 19 of last year. She was previously an assistant principal with Knox County Schools. In other business, Cardwell reported that the utility set 14 water meters in December and conducted six sewer connection inspections. The utility treated 212.3 million gallons of water and 351.9 million gallons of wastewater for the month. The board re-elected its current officers – Jim Hill, president of the board; Kevin Julian, secretary; and Robert Crye, treasurer. The board declared five vehicles surplus and instructed Cardwell to dispose of them at auction. The board also approved a debt management policy, a requirement from the state comptroller’s office. The board approved pay requests to Insituform Technologies for a total of $299,999 for work on the sanitary sewer rehabilitation project and $84,229 to Merkel Brothers Construction for State Route 33 project work. The board will meet next at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.

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School board postpones Goforth vote By Cindy Taylor Residents are still flocking to the Union County Board of Education meetings in the hope that a decision will be made about whether Wayne Goforth will remain as Director of Schools. At the conclusion of the January meeting they were once again disappointed. Goforth was in attendance along with his wife, Linda, and attorney Herb Moncier. On the advice of school board attorney Mary Ann Stackhouse, the six attending members of the board voted to postpone a decision until a special called meeting because they had not had a chance to review the audit results. The school system continues to struggle to make ends meet, and money for buses is still looking at a shortfall. According to Interim Director of Schools Marilyn Toppins, at the current rate money to operate the buses will be gone by the end of April. All compensation for school travel had already been cut except for that of the director. All employees who are required to travel between schools are now doing so at their own expense. This cost cannot be

Attorney for the school board Mary Ann Stackhouse passes information to Linda Goforth, wife of suspended Director of Schools Wayne Goforth, during the school board meeting. cut from the director as it is a contractual item. The board did pass the approval of a contract with EnerNOC that should result in some savings for the system and a resolution to oppose any program that would fund vouchers for students attending private schools. The board postponed a decision regarding who will ultimately pay for teacher insurance for one more month as requested by Union County Commission. The school system will continue to make that payment

until then in the hope that the commission will help fund the insurance. The board is still undecided on paying $8,927 to Rouse Construction for additional charges that they feel were caused by the architect. Toppins urged the board to consider paying that amount rather than the $112,000 that Michael Brady could ask for as compensation for not being allowed to build two schools as promised. No action was taken by the board. The majority of the actual


“This audit contains quite a bit of information for you all to digest,” said Stackhouse. “I don’t know if any one of you, after having studied this, would want to bring forward additional charges. I would like to recommend to you that this not be taken lightly and you postpone consideration of current charges until you have had time to study this thoroughly and come back Emilee Riehn of Rodefer in February. At that time Moss discusses the findings you could add to the previof the audit. ous six charges if there are any. In my opinion this is the most fair way to handle information that is being presented to the board for the first time.” Stackhouse, along with the Union County Commission and Goforth’s attorney Herb Moncier, was given a copy of the audit during the An agitated Herb Moncier commission meeting Jan. challenges the school board 9, and at least two school in their decision to postpone board members attended that meeting. a vote. Photos by C. Taylor The board’s decision to meeting time was consumed postpone a vote did not with discussion about sit well with Moncier, who whether or not to delay a continues to accuse Stackvote regarding the charges house of unnecessarily deagainst Goforth. The audit laying a decision and the of the school system was the board of wasting taxpayers’ deciding factor. money.

“The way this is being handled is shameful,” said Moncier. “This continuance was nothing more than putting off the vote until they had Mr. (David) Coppock back for a meeting. I understand that he had a family emergency, but I knew when his seat was empty there would be no vote.” According to Moncier, all Goforth wants is to go back to work. School board chair Brian Oaks wants to see a decision as soon as possible as well. “You’ve got your teachers and staff trying to do their jobs, but it makes things difficult with all the focus on these charges,” said Oaks. “It’s time to make a decision. If you have proof, you present it; if you don’t, you move on. Taxpayers’ dollars are being wasted. At this rate it looks like Mr. Goforth is going to be on a paid vacation right up to retirement.” The next regular Board of Education meeting is set for Feb. 9, with a special called meeting Feb. 7, to discuss once again whether or not Goforth will remain as Director of Union County Schools.

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Schmid supervises a recovery program for underage teens who are alcoholics or drug addicts called Life Hurts, God Heals. He walks participants through an eight-step plan to recovery. This article is the fi rst in a series to help residents in Union County understand what iCARe is all about and how the coalition can help their children. Upcoming articles will contain information on the detailed mission of iCARe in Union County, what they have achieved so far, background stories of those involved and those who have been helped as well as more student responses to questions about drug and alcohol abuse. Just how easily teens can get information about different drugs and actually acquire them will also be explored.

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Luttrell Mayor Johnny Merritt swears in David Williams with the support of City Council members Brad Griffey, Jack Dyer, Sidney Jessee and Jody Smith. Photo by C. Taylor

Luttrell welcomes Williams By Cindy Taylor Luttrell City Council had the difficult job Jan. 16 of replacing a longtime beloved member of their group. Council member Leon Kitts passed away last year, and the council unanimously approved David Williams to fill the vacancy until the next election. “We all know that Leon can’t really be replaced,” said Merritt. “He always enjoyed serving and really looked forward to spending time at the council meetings. I can see Leon’s handprint on many things this city has done and he left this place better than

Quilting classes offered Kathy Chesney of Adult Day Services will host quilting classes 7 p.m. Thursdays at the newly renovated Adult Day Services on Maynardville Highway. Classes are open to all skill levels. Attendees are asked to bring scissors, needles, thimbles and cotton fabric. Info: 566-3289 or kathyjelley@

he found it. But we expect good things from David.” The council approved a resolution allowing Merritt to apply for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to be used for sewer system improvement projects. Merritt informed the council that the new system for applying salt to the city roads in snow or icy weather was tested in the snow storm earlier this month and worked great. The council discussed road repair in Scenic View Estates that will be attempted as soon as a decision is made as to who will handle

the repair and what exactly will be done. Council member Jody Smith relayed information about a $1,000 grant that Mayme Taylor applied for with the help of Chamber president Julie Graham. The city will match the grant and the money will be used to promote and sponsor the Luttrell Bluegrass Festival. The council also discussed the possibility of areas in Luttrell being featured on the White Lightning Trail. The Luttrell City Council meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at City Hall.

school or community. More than 72 percent are close to or know an adult who they have seen drunk in the past year. More than 44 percent perceive little risk or harm from alcohol use, and more than 33 percent perceive little harm or risk in binge drinking. More than 15 percent feel they have their parents’ approval to use alcohol, and more than 20 percent have no clear-cut rules in their families about alcohol use. These are frightening numbers. While many agencies attempt to change those involved in drug and alcohol abuse, ICARe operates on the hope that change will follow as teens get to know those involved in the coalition and realize they are not being judged, but truly loved. While it is important to reach teens and help them kick habits of drug and alcohol abuse, it is equally important to help parents understand the role they play in their children’s lives. ICARe works to reach out to all whose lives are being or have been affected by these problems.

ICARe Union County Coordinator Lanelle Mulkey is a mother and pastor’s wife and became involved in iCARe because of her love for teenagers. Mulkey is the only paid member of the coalition and handles the day-to-day operations of following the requirements of the grant. She has worked around and with teenagers much of her life and is familiar with what they deal with between peer pressures and society today. Greg Schmid has been a youth pastor and currently works for the YMCA in Halls. Schmid became involved with iCARe because of his background and history with alcohol abuse.

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Chamber welcomes new members The Union County Chamber of Commerce answered a request for funding to support the Dual Enrollment Program to the tune of $150. Three Chamber members also offered their support. The money will go to purchase books for the students.

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Cherry Acuff spoke briefly about the Appalachian Quilt Trail and encouraged the Chamber to continue advertising in the brochure. The Chamber elected to forego the advertising for this year due to time constraints. Amedisys Home Health was welcomed as a new member, and Chamber president Julie Graham relayed information about possible points of interest that could be developed along the White Lightning Trail. A budget for 2012 was reviewed and established. The upcoming Feb. 3 Chamber Banquet was discussed and members were encouraged to donate quality items for the auction to be held during the banquet. At least two Kindle tablet readers are scheduled to be on the block. Proceeds from the auction will help purchase

Free GED offered The Union County Adult Education Center invites all those interested in getting a GED to call for an appointment for pre-testing. The center provides all testing free of charge to Union County residents. The staff will help applicants prepare for the test. Classes are available 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

historical markers for the National Civil War Trail in Union County. Facilitators of the TNCEP William von Shipmann Coalition meeting are Linpresented a survey that da Bower, Clint Cummings, will establish transportaJulie Graham and Shannon tion needs in 16 counties, Perrin. Photos by C. Taylor including Union, to be reported back to PlanET. This will be used by PlanET to determine overall availability and needs. New officers were elected and will take their place at the table following the banquet in February. New chair will be Ron Erikson, for Union County, and supchair elect will be Melinda port is needed from all arSharpe, vice president will eas. The group would like be Eddie Perry, treasurer to meet once each month will be Kay Jones, Rebecca at different churches Mills will be secretary and throughout Union County. Julie Graham will remain Chair of the Clinch-Powell Info: 992-7162. as president. RC&D Council Cherry Acuff addressed the Chamber re- ■ TNCEP Coalition ■ Prayer for garding The Appalachian Quilt for Union County Trail. Healing Health care professionMore than 60 people als, local agencies and came together Jan. 7 and tors and family, law en- individuals are coming 14 for the first prayer together to establish a Tenforcement and emergency meetings at Revival Vision nessee Nutrition and Conworkers, county leaders, and Power House churches sumer Education Program to promote unity and free- students, schools, staff and (TNCEP) in Union County. Prayers dom from drugs for Union administration. Linda Bower and Clint County. The core group and were also said for healing Cummings of the UT Exany others who would like of sickness and disease tension Office, Shannon to unite with this group in and for Union County to Perrin of the Union Counpraying for the county will be free of drug and alcohol ty Extension Office and continue to meet through- problems, along with many Chamber of Commerce other general needs of the out the winter. president Julie Graham faUpcoming dates and county. cilitated the January meetThe following churches ing to discuss the implelocations are Jan. 21 at Hubbs Grove Church on were represented: Fellow- mentation of TNCEP. Hubbs Grove Road and Jan. ship Christian Church, Statistics reflect that 28 28 at Fellowship Christian Powerhouse Church, Hubbs percent of Union County Church, 746 Tazewell Pike Grove Baptist Church, Re- residents receive SNAP in Luttrell, with services vival Vision Church, First benefits and at least 5,300 Baptist Maynardville and receive food stamps. The beginning at 7 p.m. Prayers spoken were for Holy Teresa of Calcutta mission of TNCEP is to repentance and unity in Catholic Mission. empower limited resource The new initiative for families to reduce the risk of 2012, the churches (many locations) and their pas- 2012 is to continue to pray poor nutrition and to effec-

Monday through Thursday. The official GED tests will be given on the following dates: ■ Feb. 13 and 14 ■ March 12 and 13 ■ April 16 and 17 ■ June 11 and 12 Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: Melissa Carter, 992-0805 or 254-8833.

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The Bits ‘N Pieces Quilt Guild will meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Norris Community Center, with social time beginning at 1 p.m. and the meeting starting at 1:30. This month’s program will be a presentation by Loretta Painter about her method of paper piecing. All are welcome. Info: Pat Mlecher, 494-0620, or

The Union County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Union County High School auditorium. The board will discuss whether to pursue termination of suspended Director of Schools Wayne Goforth. Along with other agenda items, there is a public forum not to exceed 30 minutes.

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Those interested in home schooling are invited to attend the annual Moms Meeting of the Union County Homeschool Support Group. Cindy Rosenbaum, a veteran home educator and director with Child Evangelism Fellowship, will be the guest speaker. The meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the meeting room at Hardees in Maynardville. Info: Connie Dickey, 992-3629.

Maynardville Public Library encourages everyone to bring their old printer cartridges to be recycled. The library receives up to $4 for each cartridge. Place old cartridges in a plastic sandwich bag and leave it in the collection bin just inside the library. Large laser cartridges are not accepted. Funds raised will support the Summer Reading program. Info: 992-7106.

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Artists and vendors are invited to stage booths at the 2012 Art in the Park festival to be held April 21 at Paulette Elementary School. The theme for this year is “The Cradle Rocks,” and the event will feature Ronnie Miller with his Tribute to Elvis. All art will be indoors unless the artist chooses to be outdoors. Booth fees are $15, and charitable organizations may set up for free. Info: Julie Graham, or 992-2811.

The Union County Office on Aging is offering Medicare help for seniors. Office staff can help seniors understand their plans, make changes to coverage, apply for subsidies and more. Info: Samantha, 992-3292 or 992-0361.


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tively use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and related resources while moving toward self-sufficiency. People cannot turn in any direction these days without hearing about healthy eating and exercise, and TNCEP wants to help promote that type of lifestyle among residents in Union County. While the TNCEP Lead Agent is primarily responsible for managing the county program, TNCEP is a coalition-driven program. Local coalitions provide support and guidance for TNCEP needs assessment, interventions and evaluation. Coalition members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to TNCEP by participating with the Lead Agent in primary data collection for nutrition education needs assessment of the local (SNAP) population. Coalition members also assist in the implementation of TNCEP programming through a variety of means including both direct and indirect nutri-

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The Union County Humane Society asks that pet owners contact them immediately if a pet becomes lost. Pets without identification and rabies tags are only required to be held for 72 hours by Tennessee state law. The Humane Society makes every effort to place animals in “forever homes” as soon as possible. Timely contact will ensure that your lost pet is not adopted by new owners. Remember, identification and rabies tags are your pet’s protection. Info: 992-7969.

Chamber banquet is Feb. 3 The annual Union County Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church in Corryton. Funds raised will sponsor a marker for the National Civil War Trail program in Union County. Tickets are available from Chamber board members or through the Chamber office. Info: 992-2811.

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Master Beef program begins for 2012 By Cindy Taylor David Bilderback of UT Extension Farm Manage Area Specialists presented a program on Farm and Ranch Management as part of the Master Beef Program on Jan. 10 on the UT Ag Campus. Bilderback grew up on a farm in Tennessee and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agri-

culture economics from the University of Tennessee. Topics included writing a mission statement for your cattle farm and developing and writing goals for your cattle farm. Bilderbeck also addressed issues concerning beef cattle operations that included collecting, using and keep-

ing records for the beef herd such as production records, performance measures, health records and financial records. Cost management for the cow herd, enterprise budgeting, factors to consider to lower production costs, how to lower interest costs and management summary concluded the talk. All interested cattle producers were invited to take part in the classes. Union County Extension agent Shannon Perrin attended the presentation along with farmers from Knox, Blount, Anderson, Grainger, Loudon David Bilderback gives a presentation as part of the Master Beef Program. Photo submitted and Union counties.

Free flu shots at health department The Union County Health Department will offer free flu vaccines to area residents ages 19 and older. Appointments must be made to receive flu vaccine. The clinic is located at 4335 Maynardville Highway and is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info or for appointment: 992-3867.

The Gay Street shootout of 1882 HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin


n a footnote in his book “Life on the Mississippi,” Mark Twain quoted the Associated Press Telegram story of Oct. 19, 1882, relating the death of two of Knoxville’s most prominent business owners in the prime of their careers to illustrate that violence persisted in the South 20 years after the Civil War. In less than two minutes, local history was changed forever. Thomas O’Conner (18361882) was the richest person in the state of Tennessee and, some said, the richest in the South. It was said that his influence in the Tennessee Legislature was “overpowering.” His Melrose Estate, which he had purchased from Judge Oliver P. Temple, was among the finest in Knox County. Temple’s 20 acres contained the impressive mansion, experimental flower and vegetable gardens, an extensive fruit orchard, and an outstanding collection of ornamental shrubs and trees. A large farm pond had been expanded and concreted, and a boat house was built to provide a place for O’Conner’s nieces and nephews to swim, boat and fish. Thomas was born in Halifax, Va., on Feb. 29, 1836, the son of John and Rebecca (Powell) Conner. When Thomas was 16, he and his brother James moved from Virginia to Knoxville and opened the O’Conner Saddlery, choosing to use the original Irish version of their name. Thomas was a Knoxville alderman (1859-60), but soon moved to Atlanta to establish a saddlery there. When the Civil War began he joined the 1st Georgia Regulars (CSA) and served as a sergeant for eight months. He then resigned and returned to Knoxville to help raise a company of light artillery. He became senior first lieutenant of Kain’s Artillery Battery (CSA). When Capt. William C. Kain, a Knoxville attorney, was ordered to serve

in various court martial proceedings, O’Conner assumed command. His battery was heavily engaged at Cumberland Gap when he was captured on Sept. 9, 1863, and imprisoned at Johnson’s Island in Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio. He spent almost two years there, along with 2,500 other prisoners, and endured the inadequate food and the exceedingly uncomfortable damp and penetrating cold conditions. In June 1865, with the war ended, O’Conner swore allegiance to the U.S. and was granted amnesty. He soon was in business in Atlanta but, in 1870, he returned to Knoxville to marry Fannie Renshaw House (1832-1923). They lived in the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville about half the year and at Melrose in Knoxville the other half. His influence with the state government enabled him to lease convict labor and to contract for many projects in railroad construction, coal mining and the manufacture of “Tennessee wagons” at a rate of more than 60 a day. His was probably the most popular farm wagon at the time in the South and in the prairie states. He built the Cincinnati Southern Railway from the Cumberland Plateau to Chattanooga and became a major owner of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co., based in Tracy City. He contracted for road work in Louisiana and, in September 1882, led other Knoxville investors to organize the Mechanic’s National Bank and became its president. In 1877, he was appointed a trustee of East Tennessee University (predecessor to the University of Tennessee). Joseph Alexander Mabry Jr. (1826-1882) was born to Joseph A. Mabry Sr. and Alice Scott Mabry on Jan. 26, 1826, on his father’s farm

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in west Knox County. He was educated in the Knox County public schools and at Holston College at New Market. In 1852, he married Laura E. Churchwell, daughter of a prominent local family. He was a major property owner and developer early in life and, in 1853, he and his brother-in-law William G. Swan gave the city the property for Market Square. He was president of the Knoxville and Kentucky Railroad and was quite influential in Nashville in lobbying for state support of the railroads. He was appointed a trustee of the East Tennessee University in 1854 and was a member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1870. During the Confederate occupation at the outbreak of the Civil War, Mabry personally offered to equip and clothe many Confederate soldiers from his depot of clothing and tents. With the Federal occupation in late 1863, he declared his loyalty to the Union. His mansion on Mabry Hill off Dandridge Pike in East Knoxville was used as a headquarters for each side during their respective occupations. Mabry’s Knoxville and Kentucky Railroad went into receivership in 1871 and was sold. Other financial difficulty caused him to reduce his extensive land holdings and sell many of his fine horses. O’Conner and Mabry, as well as many other prominent businesspeople of the time, were engaged in high stakes gambling, including betting at the horse races at the Old Fairgrounds in South Knoxville. There were rumors that Mabry’s second mansion at Cold Spring Farm (later called Mount Rest Home), which he had sold to O’Conner in 1880, had been won back in a card game by his son, Will, but that O’Conner reneged on the bet.

The Melrose mansion. Formerly owned by Judge Oliver P. Temple, Melrose was among the city’s most elegant mansions, surrounded by flower and vegetable gardens and rare shrubs and trees. Photos courtesy C.M. McClung Historical Collection

Will was shot and killed in a fight on Dec. 24, 1881. The grief-stricken father somehow concluded that O’Conner had arranged for Will to be murdered. On Oct. 17, 1882, a visibly intoxicated Mabry confronted O’Conner at the Fair Grounds in South Knoxville; but O’Conner backed off, saying it was neither the time nor the place to settle their dispute. That evening, Mabry sent O’Conner a message stating that he would “kill him on sight.” On the morning of Oct. 19, 1882, O’Conner stepped outside the Mechanics’ Bank and spotted Mabry walking down Gay Street. O’Conner quickly grabbed a doublebarreled shotgun and emptied both barrels into Mabry, killing him instantly. Hearing the commotion, Joseph Mabry III hurried toward the bank and, upon seeing his father’s body, drew a pistol and shot O’Conner. As O’Conner fell mortally wounded, he managed to reach inside the bank for another shotgun and fire one final shot, killing the younger Mabry. Seven bystanders were wounded by stray shot from O’Conner’s gun. Three men lay dead: O’Conner, who was in his prime at only 46 years of age; Mabry, who was only 10 years older; and Mabry’s son, a promising young attorney. The contributions they might have made to the community and to the state were lost in less than two minutes.

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Author’s Note: Next month’s article will describe the tragic carriage accident at the gates of the Melrose Estate that claimed the life of two prominent bankers while Thomas O’Conner’s widow, Fannie R. O’Conner, and the spouse of one of the bankers survived.

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Dooley deals with dilemma TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


ow do you explain the amazing turn of events? Was it just a matter of money? In the beginning, when the new head coach had a six-year contract and a generous budget, it was easy to hire assistants. All he had to do was pick and choose and pay too much. An ugly ending to two losing seasons, coupled with the hint of regression, created unrest and altered the scene. The result was a surprising number of staff vacan-

cies – and what seemed to be a problem finding replacements. What if ambitious aides on the way up looked over the “opportunity” and weighed the risks? They might wonder if football time in Tennessee had become precarious. Big names parked in rocking chairs and established assistants with good positions were greedy. They wanted more than they could possibly be worth. Security. Parachutes. Pensions.

starting with national signing day, continuing through winter workouts, surging during spring practice and peaking in September. There is little or no margin for error. If you think I am kidding or overstating the crisis, you are not hearing the same critics who are threatening rebellion. If season ticket sales decline and donations diminish, rock-solid steady Dave Hart might get nervous. Indeed, there is a mortgage to pay and a budget to balance. Hart understands that Dooley, in the beginning, ventured into difficult circumstances. That was then. This is now. It might be unfair to demand a certain number of 2012 victories to extend this rehabilitation project but it is not unreasonable to expect improvement. That completes the circle and brings us back to the cure for ner-

That combination appeared to change the search from who do you want to who can you get. A few weeks ago, early in the patch-and-repair process, Derek Dooley said hundreds of people want to coach at Tennessee. Or maybe it was thousands. He could be correct. He certainly found some who would accept orange dollars. Generally speaking, hiring assistants is very important but not absolutely critical. If a new guy doesn’t fit (think Chuck Smith), just make a change. OK, so it hurts feelings but this is big business. The revolving door shakes up recruiting connections but that soon settles if you send in a better man. This dilemma was different. Dooley, whether he knows it or not, is under duress. His Volunteers need to get better in a hurry,

hard time because they have made bad decisions. (Who hasn’t, at one time or another?) And in still others, their troubles are caused by not acting: by not doing that thing – small or large – which might begin to turn the situation around. Linus, that philosopher of the Peanuts gang, explained it to Lucy this way: “Hoping to goodness is CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton not theologically sound.” That was his final word on the subject. He did not go on to explain Why do you want the day of the Lord? what works better than “hoping to It is darkness, not light; goodness.” as if someone fled from a lion, I have carried that line in my and was met by a bear; head for decades. What Linus (and or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, his creator Charles Schulz) meant and was bitten by a snake. by it, I can’t say with certainty. But (Amos 5: 18-20 NRSV) I have spent no little time considering what it means to me. First and foremost, to me at least, it means that my effort is reOh, Lord, you delivered Daniel from the lion’s den; quired. I can’t sit down and hope You delivered Jonah from the belly of the whale, and then, that God will fi x, disentangle, The Hebrew children from the fiery furnace, put to rights, or mend whatever So the Good Book do declare. messes I have gotten myself into. Oh, Lord, Lord, if you can’t help me, I can’t just hope that God will proFor goodness’ sake, don’t you help that bear. vide a living for me, or a future, or (“The Preacher and the Bear,” lyrics by Joe Arizona) a dream. I can (and do) hope that God t matters how we act. How we dealing with folks who are strug- will give me a level playing field, exercise judgment. How we gling. In some cases, their strug- like the preacher in the old song pray. And how we hope. gle is the result of just plain bad quoted above: “Oh, Lord, Lord, if I spend part of my working life luck. In others, they are having a you can’t help me, for goodness’

vous indigestion. Even under adverse conditions, it is possible that Dooley has assembled a better staff than he had in the beginning. Almost certainly, there will be some improvement on the field. The running game just can’t be as bad as it was. In fact, there are talented juniors and sophomores at several positions who could become all-conference players. Dooley and others have supposedly recruited well, very well, but not as well as key opponents. That partially explains why Tennessee is not gaining ground on the big boys. The next option is development – where coaching by assistants suddenly becomes very important. There is now reason for optimism. As developments go, that is amazing. Marvin West invites reader response. His address is

men’s prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. each sake, don’t you help that bear!” Wednesday. All are invited to join in I can (and do) expect that God praying and fasting for Union County. will be with me and guide me (if I Info: Jim, 684-8916. am willing to be led). I also believe that God expects me to think on my own account – to use the sense Music services God gave me. ■ A gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Paulette I can (and do) expect that God Building across from Milan Baptist will forgive me when I mess up (for Church and Paulette Elementary which I am immensely grateful), School. Featured groups are Crimson because the psalmist sings that “… Ridge; By Faith, formerly New Beginas far as the east is from the west, ning Christian Singers; Tony Gray Trio; so far he removes our transgresand Redeeming Grace from Newnan, sions from us.” (Psalm 103:12) Ga. Doors open at 5 p.m. The singing And I can (and do) expect that is free. Concessions will be sold. All are at the last, God will open His everwelcome. No alcohol allowed. Info: lasting arms and receive me into 992-1831 or 566-7543. His embrace. Which is, of course, hoping to goodness.

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Men’s programs ■ Revival Vision Church, 154 Durham Drive in Maynardville, holds a

■ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission will hold services in Spanish every Sunday at 11 a.m. La iglesia de Catolica en Maynardville ofrecer la Misa en Español todos los domingos a las 11 a.m. Info: 992-7222. ■ Drug Free UC, iCare Union County and area churches invite everyone to special evenings of worship and prayer. The schedule is: Saturday, Jan. 21, Hubbs Grove Baptist Church, Hubbs Grove Road, Maynardville; Saturday, Jan. 28, Fellowship Christian Church, 746 Tazewell Pike, Luttrell. All services are held at 7 p.m. Info: 992-7162.

ebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Dec. 12. The couple met while attending Horace Maynard High School in 1982. They were married at Cedar Ford Baptist Church in 1986. Chip and Missy have a 10-yearold daughter, Hannah Chea, who attends 5th grade at Maynardville Elementary School. Chip is employed by the Union County school system. Missy is employed by FSGBank.


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Loy celebrates 98 years Estelle Edmondson Loy of Maynardville celebrated her 98th birthday Jan. 8 with family and


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Estelle Loy friends. Born in 1914, Loy taught at many Union County schools in her 30-year teaching career. She retired in 1974. She is a member and Sunday School teacher at Hubbs Grove Baptist Church. Her husband is the late Corum L. “Doc” Loy, who taught agriculture at Horace Maynard High School. Family celebrating with her included children and spouses Robert and Lowanna Loy and Martha and Dwain Burke; grandchildren and spouses Jennifer Burke, Kristy and David Pierce, Amanda and Jacob Mason; great-grandchildren are Rachel and Zachary Pierce. Special friends Ronnie and Linda Irick also attended the celebration.

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Rewarding teachers

Union County High School Athlete of the Week

By Cindy Taylor Union County is fortunate enough to have an array of wonderful teachers. This year, two from Horace Maynard Middle School have been singled out to receive special awards. Sharon Collins is the inschool suspension teacher and was honored last year by the Union County Veterans of Foreign Wars post as their Teacher of the Year. On Jan. 7, she received the District Two VFW Teacher of the Year Award for the region. This came with a trophy and a monetary award. Her name has now been submitted to the state for the VFW award at that level. If she wins the state level, she will go to Nashville to receive the award. “This is such an honor to be nominated for these awards,” said Collins. Anthony Malone teaches 8th grade history and was

Brady Nease By Cindy Taylor

Anthony Malone, 8th grade history teacher at Horace Maynard Middle School chosen last October by Shopper-News readers as the Best Educator in Union County. Malone has since been nominated by the Bonnie Kate Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as the outstanding history teacher in the area, and he won. Malone then won the state award and will soon be traveling to Nashville to receive that honor. “I would like to credit Doris Campbell and Tate Kirby

Sharon Collins recently received the District Two VFW Teacher of the Year Award. Photos by C. Taylor who recommended me for the regional DAR teacher of the year,” said Malone. “This has been a whirlwind of excitement. I don’t consider myself worthy but it is such a great honor. I am very hum-

bled that they would even consider me for this.” Malone’s portfolio has been sent to Washington, D.C., where he will have an opportunity to win nationally.

Brady Nease may be in his first year as a Union County H i g h School basketball player, but according to Nease his coaches he has already become a great contributor. “We’re starting two freshmen now,” said coach Shane Brown. “Nease scored 21 points in our last game and is really starting to get the hang of it.” Nease comes from a family of sports enthusiasts, having a sister

who cheers, parents who both played basketball, and a brother who plays basketball for the middle school. It stood to reason that at 6-foot-2, Nease would follow along that path. He has played basketball for as long as he can remember. “Being a part of this team is great,” said Nease. “We’re down a bit this year but it’s a good time for me to get up to speed.” Nease plays guard and wing and is averaging seven points per game. He hopes to continue to play at the college level but hasn’t looked at a specific school just yet. “I didn’t start playing just because I’m tall,” said Nease. “I play because I love it.”

TENNderCare available for children AMSE calendar The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Ave. in Oak Ridge, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: www. Through Feb. 19 – “Earth From Space” poster exhibition explores how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand mankind’s understanding of life on Earth. AMSE lobby Through May 15 – “U.S. ITER Project” is an exhibition utilizing audiovisuals and interactives to explain a major international research project with the goal of demonstrating the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy. AMSE Second Level Through March 2 – Registration open for East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest on March 10 for students in grades 7-12. Contest rules and specifications available online at or stop by AMSE for flyer. Through March 11 – “Science in Antarctica is Cool” exhibit explores the Antarctic environment and the working life of scientists on the Earth’s coldest, highest,driest continent. AMSE Lobby

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The 2012 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest rules and specifications are posted on The contest is for students in grades 7-12 and many teachers utilize this contest to encourage students in engineering, math and problem solving skills. The March 10 contest will be held at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. The top three high school winners each receive a trophy and cash award, for the student winner and the same cash award for their school. The top three junior high winners each receive a trophy. The high school first place winner receives $150, second place $100 and third place $50, and simultaneously the student winner’s school receives the same cash award. For more info on the contest rules and specifications including materials, construction, testing, qualification and entry form, go online to www. or visit AMSE, located at 300 South Tulane Ave., and pick-up a flyer.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Info on these ongoing classes: or 494-9854. ■ Weaving with Carol Pritcher, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Six classes for anyone interested in gaining knowledge of the loom and beginning weaving. Classes can be scheduled on an individual basis by calling Carol on Tuesdays at 494-9854. $100 members, $110 nonmembers plus a small materials fee. Beginning-intermediate. ■ Hand-Sewing Day with the Quilting Department, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring your hand-sewing project or help out with the group quilting project with a group of ladies which meets each Wednesday to quilt, laugh and enjoy lunch together. No need to call ahead; just bring your lunch. No cost. All levels.

Douglas Cherokee Headstart is participating in the 2011-2012 Food City School Bucks program. Families and friends are asked to help the program and link their Food City Valu Cards with Douglas Cherokee Headstart Union County.

Cancer Support Community programs All programs of the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community) are offered at no cost to individuals affected by cancer and most are offered at 2230 Sutherland Ave. in Knoxville. Info: www. or 546-4661. ■ Weekly cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings. ■ Weekly support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evening. ■ Weekly cancer family bereavement group. Thursday evening.

The TENNderCare program wants babies, children, teens and young adults to get the health care they need. Good health begins at birth, so it’s important to “Check In, Check Up and Check Back” with your doctor every year. The program continues to increase the rate of children receiving health care services every year. Call today to set up a TENNderCare visit with your doctor or go to the Union County Health Department. Your health plan will help. Info: 1-866-311-4287 or tenndercare.

STONEGATE APARTMENTS 126 Prospect Rd., Maynardville

1 & 2 BR available. NOW accepting Section 8 Water & Sewer furnished. Energy efficient apartments, central H/A, stove, refrigerator and laundry facility. January Special

$100 OFF first 2 months rent! Must present coupon.

992-4300 TDD# 1-800-848-0298 Rural Development • Connie Smith, Mngr. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

Count on us. 4509 Doris Circle • 922-4136

In Maynardville!


COUNTY BAIL BONDING Freedom is just 150 Court Street Maynardville, TN a Call Away 992-6511


Agents: Von Richardson & Kenneth Janeway

ALL MAKES ~ ALL MODELS 30 Years Experience • Certified Technicians

Owned 269 Main St. • 745-1573 Locally & Operated

FREE 21 point bumper to bumper inspection. It’s tax time! Buying a pre-owned auto? Let us check it out!

• 4WD & Diesel Maintenance & Repair • Wagner Brake Parts • Moog Front Suspension Parts • Monroe Shocks & Struts







On First Repair Excludes Coupons

We repair all makes and models! Ford, Chevy, Honda, Toyota, Dodge, Hyundai, Scion, etc.

FREE Pick Up & Delivery Excludes Towing

Locally owned & operated 24/7 Hr. Service / 365 days a year Major credit cards



will do service calls & small jobs.

Bowman Ln, Maynardville


Call Wayne 246-9497 or 455-6217

$500/month $500 damage deposit 992-5515

Mays Paving Co.


Driveways & Parking Lots 40 years experience



ABC LAWN & SEALCOATING Commercial/Residential Pine-Straw, Mulch, Hedge Trimming, Tree/Stump Removal, gutters cleaned.

Mention this ad for $100 discount




$ Most Cars

149995 COUPON



Most Cars


5720 Old Tazewell Pike 2BR/1BA, bsmt, H/A, well water. 992-8657 $64,900

2BR/1BA Apt.

2BR/1BA Apt.

Cross Creek Road, Maynardville

$450/month $450 damage deposit Includes water, sewer & trash pick-up


Home Improvement & Repair To place an ad call • Kitchen/Bath Remodels

No Job too small or too large

• Room Additions • Floors, Doors & Windows


992-2573 or (408)893-7164

• Electrical • Custom Tile • Custom Woodworking • Service Calls









COTTONELLE 12 Dbl rolls



COCOA PUFFS PLU# 263. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012.

BATHROOM TISSUE PLU# 264. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012.

COLORTEX TOWELS PLU# 265 265. Coupon expires expiires Saturday, Satur January 28, 2012.

Limit 1 per household per day.

Limit 1 per household per day.

Limit 1 per household per day.








Asst. A s Varieties 16 Oz.

Select Varieties 8-Pack Tray y



WITH ANY PURCHASE OF $40 OR MORE. Excl sales tax. PLU# 266. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012. Limit 1 per household per day.









12 Oz.

15.5 15 Oz.




O ff





O ff



11.5 Oz. Bag

9.5 - 14 Oz.


Asst. Varieties 15.25 - 19 9 Oz. Oz.



PLU# 271. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012. Limit 1 per household per p day.

TEA BAGS Family Size • 24 Cnt. PLU# 270. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012. Limit 1 per household per day.

1 Off

CHEESE Singles • 16 Oz. Si


Assorted Varieties PLU# 269. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012. Limit 1 per household per day.

O ff


1 Off


PLU# 268. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012. Limit 1 per household per day.








Limit 1 per household per day.





POP Assorted Varieties TARTS PLU# 267. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012.



1 Off




BREAD 20 Oz.

6.5 Oz. Assorted Varieties PLU# 272. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012. Limit 1 per household per day.

PLU# 273. Coupon expires Saturday, January 28, 2012. Limit 1 per household per day.


BONE-IN Assorted






$ 98














12 Oz.







We reserve the right to limit quantities. No rain checks available. While supplies last only.





10 Oz. Tub





2615 Maynardville Highway Monday - Saturday 8-8 • Sunday 10-6

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