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Cherokee heritagex

Archie Reynolds gave a powerful presentation about the Cherokee Native American heritage that kept his audience at the Aug. 18 Union County Historical Society meeting spellbound for about an hour. Reynolds, who grew up in Raccoon Valley just across the Union County line in Knox County, served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and is a Tsagali (Cherokee) Warrior (Honor Guard and Color Guard), having belonged to the Intertribal Warrior Society for more than 30 years.

Read Bonnie Peters on page 4

Showing grit Firmness of character, also called grit, is a better predictor of life success than any other factor, including intelligence and income. That’s what author Paul Tough says in his book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character,” and Knox County school board member Indya Kincannon agrees.

Read Wendy Smith on page 4

HeritageFestival Big plans are being made for the Oct. 5 Union County Heritage Festival. As in recent years, the festival will encompass activities at Wilson Park, the Union County Museum and the UC Arts Cooperative. A shuttle bus will run every 30 minutes to the three festival venues.

Read Libby Morgan on page 7

Vol football There are reasons to believe even the immediate future will be better than the recent past. As you may have heard, Tennessee football is facing a trap game in Western Kentucky and things really get tough after that. No matter what happens at Oregon and Florida, keep believing that success is again in sight, out there on the horizon.

Read Marvin West on page 5

‘Coup’ is good read Betty Bean takes a look at the new book by Keel Hunt that discusses the early swearing-in of Gov. Lamar Alexander, back in 1979.

Read Bean on page 4

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Getting ready for the Fair By Betsy Pickle Excitement is building – literally – at the Tennessee Valley Fair. Between the Lego Build – in which Lego projects created beforehand are brought to the fair for judging – and the Lego Extravaganza – where individuals and teams get a set amount of time to build an entry onsite – Lego has become a popular part of the annual 10-day tradition at Chilhowee Park. “It is just becoming a very popular exhibit because it’s so unique,” says Robin Marsh, who oversees the fair’s Lego activities. “If you’ve ever looked at a Lego build, there’s something mesmerizing about it because the sky’s the limit with it.” Robin Marsh The fair opens Friday, Sept. 6, and the Lego Build exhibits will be on display in the Kerr Building, where the Lego Extravaganza will occur Saturday, Sept. 7. The individual competition starts at 11 a.m. (check-in

at 10:30), and the team portion starts at 1 p.m. (check-in at 12:30). Lego bricks will be provided. Marsh advises arriving early to sign in to ensure getting a spot for the extravaganza. She expects the build exhibit to be crammed full. “This year we’re probably going to hit between 125 and 150 as far as the builds go,” she says. The themes are free build, Tennessee, and outer space or futuristic. In addition to the traditional first-, second- and third-place recognition, this year will also feature a Master Builder Award and an Artisan Award. Lego arrived at the fair in 2011. “I was a deer in headlights,” says Marsh, describing the first year. “I didn’t have a clue what was going on.” They had about 25 builds – “solid builds,” she says – but the next year the figure jumped up to about 100. That was partly due to Marsh’s promotion of Lego builds at local libraries. The first couple of library workshops drew “maybe 15 to 20” parTo page 3

Hubbs Grove celebrating 75th year By Libby Morgan The 12 founders of Hubbs Grove Baptist Church read like a Union County pedigree, with the family names of Kitts, Ousley, Raley, Bridges and Hutchison, among others. Just after being displaced by TVA in the early ’30s from the Central Peninsula (the land between the Clinch and Powell Rivers), several of these families had been members of Mount Olive Baptist Church in what is now Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area. So they ended up taking their church building with them. Hubbs Grove School, just north Sisters Polly Dyer and Edith Kitts with Mary Whitson at their church, Hubbs of downtown Maynardville, filled Grove Missionary Baptist. Photo by Libby Morgan in as a meeting house in the be-

ginning, and Lily McPhetridge gave the congregation land next to the school to place the Mount Olive building, carefully dismantled and rebuilt by the members of the church. By the time the building was reconstructed in 1942, Hubbs Grove had grown by 30 members, all baptized in a nearby creek, dammed up for the special occasion. Their first electric bill in December of that year was $1.25. “Back then, the church had a ‘firekeeper,’ who went in real early on Sunday mornings to start the stove. And our babies went to their own Sunday school, called the Cradle Class,” says Mary Whitson, To page 3

Allen Morgan: the guy can’t keep a job By Sandra Clark It’s been 15 years since Allen Morgan’s surprise resignation as superintendent of Knox County Schools. It was a jolt for KCS, especially when his top assistant, Shirley Underwood, followed. Morgan was our last elected superintendent. Morgan, now 66, then joined Jim Clayton and worked 10 years as president of CMH Parks, leading a team of 300 to develop some 22,000 homes in communities across the country. He retired again, taking four years off to earn a pilot’s license and lower his golf score. Then, on March 12, 2012, he accepted a new job as athletic director at Carson-Newman University. The guy is full of surprises. Underwood, now 70, claims almost retirement after a decade of education consulting. She’s given away her home office desk and boxes of folders. There’s a good chance both made more money in

roll out the batting cage, a chore he relinquished the next year to Dale Rutherford of Halls. (Dale went on ■ Satellite dish – the state flower of West Virginia. to set records that still stand, but ■ Experience – the ability to make good decisions, learned after that’s another story.) first making bad decisions. Holt told a colleague that “once ■ Getting hired – You be the very best at what you are and they’ll that kid from Strawberry Plains come and find you. knocks the chicken s_ _ _ off his ■ God needed a big stick in each hand to beat me out of retirement. shoes,” he can play some baseball. ■ Being a grandparent is great, but the downside is I have to live Allen also ran track – jumping with Granny. puddles in borrowed shoes. The Carter High School grad found a home at Carson-Newman. It’s an the 10 years after retirement than nie are proud parents to daughter, experience he hopes to extend to in their 30 years as educators. Collins. That name has a story. But a new generation of young people. They’re not talking. then everything about Allen MorRaising expectations Allen and Phyllis Morgan are gan has a story. rumored to have set up a fund Morgan has launched swimto help kids at Carson-Newman. Playing baseball ming at C-N and boosted the They’ve also bought a house in women’s golf program with the adAllen arrived at C-N in the Jefferson City just four doors from dition of former LPGA professionthe campus. Allen can walk to fall of 1964. He made the base- al Suzanne Strudwick as coach. work, and he’s given all the play- ball team under legendary coach He hired two-time Olympian Tony ers his cell phone number. Phyllis Frosty Holt and played sparingly Parrilla to coach cross-country that first season. The team won and assist with track and field. called in the decorator. Their son, Chris, is senior pas- the 1965 NAIA national champi- Perhaps his best hire is Adam tor to First Baptist Church of onship, the school’s first. To page 3 Allen said his main job was to Chickamauga. He and wife Mela-


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Turning the page … By Libby Morgan Clifford Brantley and Mary Shropshire met in Morristown during the early years of WWII. He had tried to join up with the Navy, but they’d turned him down, so he followed his desire to marry the beautiful young lady he loved. Sure enough, shortly thereafter, the Army decided his blood pressure wasn’t bad enough to keep him from serving in the war, so they took him away from his new wife. Cliff saw action in the capture of Metz, the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne, the Saar-Moselle Triangle, Trier and Crailsheim with the 609th Tank Destroyer BN, 10th Armored Division under Gen. George S. Patton. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle-Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, and the American Service Medal. And he wrote to Mary every chance he got. Once he got home to Union County (his family had been displaced from Sharps Chapel by the Norris Dam project in the mid’30s), he stayed. For 71 years of marriage. Cliff and Mary lived a quiet life, farming, raising two boys, Larry and Lee (a.k.a. Buddy), and working. Cliff served on the Union County Election Commission and the Tax Equalization Board. “My parents weren’t the touchy-feely kind of people. But there’s no doubt they intensively loved each other … and us. They were just solid,” says Larry. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, Mary passed away. The family gathered with Cliff and saw her buried in Skaggs

Cemetery in Maynardville. Cliff, at 95, was physically OK, says Larry’s daughter, Melanie Dykes, “But he was heartbroken. Cliff and Mary “Papaw took a long, long Brantley on their time choosing a register 70th wedding anfor Granny at the funeral niversary last year, home.” with their sons “Later, he talked about Buddy (Lee) and looking after his cows and Larry. Photos submitted said he thought he might get a new Rover, a four-wheel vehicle he could ride around on, to check on the farm,” she continues. “After Mom’s funeral, Dad mentioned the letters they had written each other,” says Larry. “As a child, I found them and asked Mom about them. Shortly after that, she must have hidden them away, because I never saw them again. “We rediscovered them and they are in safekeeping. When I get to where can go through them, I hope to get them in order and transcribed for the family. There are letters, ration books and V-mails.” (V-mails were used to reduce the weight and bulk of correspondence to and from combat zones during WWII. Letters were written on a 7- by 9-inch paper, censored, photographed, and transported as thumbnailsized images in negative. Upon arrival to the postal service, the negatives would be blown up to 60 percent of Mary Shropshire at Morristheir original size, printed town High School. and delivered.) “I’m so glad they saved them,” says Larry. “The last thing we saw Papaw do was read her funeral register on Sunday afternoon,” says Melanie. Cliff Brantley on a jaunt in That evening, Cliff left 1942, stopping for a photo on this world too. the new 33 Bridge. The register was turned to new pages for the family and friends to sign again.

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The Fair

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ticipants, she says. “When we hit Karns and we had 100 kids, I was blown away. And then we went to Farragut and 100 kids showed up for that, and I thought, ‘Something’s up.’” When the entries at the 2012 fair’s Lego build reflected that excitement, Marsh was thrilled. “It was just a phenomenal success,” she says. Marsh, who lives in Mascot, has been teaching Lego education classes for 14 years, using the classic building toys in STEM-related studies. Her company, Beyond a Brick, aims to stimulate children’s creativity, problem-solving and team-working skills. She and her business partner, Paula Suchomski, took an exhibit of their contests to a fair convention and won a national award.

She finds it interesting that other state and regional fairs that have been running Lego contests for much longer have a fraction of the participation. “It’s fun, and it’s a great platform for kids to show their skills,” says Marsh. “There’s an amazing story every year that makes you cry. It usually boils down to a son or a daughter who doesn’t excel in sports competing and being rewarded for their skills.” No matter how stressful or tiring her once-a-year job is, Marsh doesn’t mind. “The stories have been worth it,” she says. The Tennessee Valley Fair runs Sept. 6-15 at Chilhowee Park and features rides, concerts, food, exhibits and contests. For a schedule, visit tnvalleyfair. org/.

Hubbs Grove

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The foundation for the building that was moved from the Central Peninsula in 1942. longtime church member. Hubbs Grove Elementary ceased to be a school in 1967, and the church found all the heirs to whom the property had reverted and bought it, and it became the fellowship hall. Through it all, every year since its inception, Hubbs Grove has held a Homecoming, even in 1988 when the church burned after being struck by lightning. Firefighters, church members and community residents managed to save the new piano, pews, hymnals and podium, but the building had to be razed. “My husband and I had a video camera, and we have taken a lot of film, including the smoking ruins of the fire. We’re working now to edit it for our upcoming 75th Homecoming and hope it will serve as part of the history for the 100th Homecoming,” says Whitson. Edith Kitts and Polly Dyer, daughters of church founders H.I. and Dina Raley, along with Whitson, wistfully remember pastor Walter Smith who served the church for 44 years. “Walter Smith was a peacemaker and a loving man. He treated everyone with kindness and he knew how to nip trouble in the bud, just like Barney Fife,” says Dyer. “He was that rare person who could take criticism and improve himself with it,” says Whitson. And Kitts chimes in: “He was here every Sunday except once a year, when he’d take a trip to visit family. And he loved to sing, and liked nothing better than a good singing.” Smith passed away about 11 years ago at the breakfast table just before Sunday service. His wife, Flossie, was 95 when she passed away last week. His nephew, Johnny Smith, was pastor for 10 years. “We’re without a pastor right now, but we have services with visiting pastors and sometimes with a deacon leading. We’re just carrying on,” says Whitson. The church rolls currently count a little over 200 members, and they’re spiffing up the grounds and deep cleaning the buildings in readiness for their 75th Homecoming on Sept. 15.

The new foundation after the original church burned in 1988. Photo submitted “We’ve got some hard workers here,” says Whitson. “I just post a list of what we need to get done, and our members take assignments from it.” “I wish I could come clean and work,” says Kitts, holding her walking stick. “But you make the best chicken and dumplings,” says Whitson, then turning to me, “She’s famous for

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Shirley Underwood and Allen Morgan catch up, look ahead. Photo by S. Clark

Allen Morgan Cavalier, 26, as sports information director and Voice of the Eagles. Adam has pumped up the website and plans free, TVquality, web-streaming of football games this fall. Last Monday, Morgan held the first Torch of Knowledge ceremony. He brought in parents and athletes to recognize players with top grades. A uniform patch will follow. About one-third of the school’s almost 2,000 students are athletes in one way or another, he said. He wants to strengthen each sport and bring diversity to the coaching ranks. He faces a huge challenge when football coach Ken Sparks steps down, for how does one replace a legend? Ever the high school principal, he noticed a kid

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From page 1 in a ball cap at Monday’s event. “Cap,” he whispered, pointing to his own head, and the kid took it off. A few minutes later the cap was back on. “Let me borrow that cap,” he said to the kid, walking away with the offensive headgear. He noticed another pair texting during the ceremony. He invited them to his office afterwards, “to get to know them better.” Allen says being around students “keeps me young.” As we walked out, he said, “Now come back. Don’t be those people who run into each other at the funeral home and say, ‘Wow, we need to get together sometime.’ Just do it.” And that’s good advice for us all.

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‘Coup’ recalls bipartisan effort Exploring Native to replace corrupt governor At noon on Jan. 17, 1979, the principal planners of the 1982 World’s Fair set up a fancy lunch at the Hyatt Hotel Nashville with key government officials in hopes Bonnie of greasing the skids for a Peters future funding request. Guests included House Speaker Ned Ray McWherter, Lt. Gov. John Wilder and Attorney General Bill Leech. Not attending was lected to provide the Honor Gov.-elect Lamar Alexander, who had other things Guard and Color Guard to do, and whose presence for Vice President Al Gore wasn’t required, since he during the Clinton adminwas already pretty much a istration. cinch to support the event. The society does not Bo Roberts, who reparticipate in politics but membered the luncheon respects the Office of the as a high-dollar, prime rib President of the United and red wine affair, led the States, he said. Reynolds has been awarded the Eagle Knoxville group. Then somebody got a feather, which is the highest phone call and, poof! Wildaward to a Cherokee. It is a part of Indian cul- er, McWherter and Leech ture to conserve resources. were gone. “We all knew something For example, every part of was going on, but we had no an animal killed for food clue what it was – until we will be used in some way. found out later in the day. It Nothing is wasted. was on the day of the coup. Indians are a generous, The day it was happening. giving people, he said, and Of course, we had no idea,” one of his friends handRoberts told Keel Hunt, beaded a leather shirt for author of “Coup,” a deeplyhim without charge. researched, highly engrossAn Indian birthday ing, minute-by-minute acparty is quite different count of the day a bunch from the usual American birthday party. The table is of Democrats ousted their crooked governor and inturned and the one having stalled a Republican before a birthday must give a gift his scheduled inauguration. to everyone attending. The This central fact makes guests do not bring a gift “Coup” more than a wellfor the honoree. The gift is told yarn. The inescapable to thank the attendees for comparison of then and now their friendship. This is the 175th anniver- is stark. “Then” was an era when sary of The Trail of Tears, Democrats and Republicans which took place in 1838 when the Federal government forced the Cherokee Nation to relocate to a reservation in Oklahoma. Only those Cherokee who hid have remained at Cherokee, N.C. Reynolds noted that Firmness of character, the “tourism Cherokee” also called grit, is a betand those natives living at ter predictor of life success places like Snowbird are than any other factor, invery different. cluding intelligence and inSequoyah developed the come. Cherokee alphabet and the Cherokee Syllabary, even though he could not read or write. Sequoyah listened to natural sounds to develop the Syllabary like the chirpWendy ing of the birds and sounds Smith of the wind. A syllabary is a set of written signs or characters representing the syllables That’s what author Paul that are the units in a Tough says in his book language that uses syllables “How Children Succeed: rather than alphabetic writ- Grit, Curiosity and the Hiding. With Fort Loudoun and den Power of Character,” the Sequoyah Museum in and Knox County school our midst, we have a great board member Indya Kinopportunity to learn about cannon agrees. She led the Cherokee history. discussion at last week’s East Tennessee has a Knox County Public Lirich tradition of stories, brary’s Books Sandwiched Indian artifacts and history In program. to preserve. A visit to these Grit is marked by traits museums will help us to ap- like perseverance, self-conpreciate this heritage much trol and conscientiousness, more. and it’s not the result of

American heritage Archie Reynolds gave a powerful presentation about the Cherokee-Native American heritage that kept his audience at the Aug. 18 Union County Historical Society meeting spellbound for about an hour. Reynolds, who grew up in Raccoon Valley just across the Union County line in Knox County, served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and is a Tsagali (Cherokee) Warrior (Honor Guard and Color Guard), having belonged to the Intertribal Warrior Society for more than 30 years.

Archie Reynolds This is a sister chapter to the Cherokee Warrior Society which is open to those living on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Reynolds is married to the former Brenda Campbell of the Big Ridge community. His Indian heritage is through both parents, and he is an authority on this wonderful heritage. He brought many artifacts, pieces of apparel and types of dress for occasions such as funerals and powwows. He says his father always told him, “If you don’t know where you came from, you probably won’t know where you are going.” After being honorably discharged from the military, he became a Tsagali Warrior and participates in dances honoring veterans and funerals. He works to protect women and children, teaches young people and participates in Tiny Tot powwows. Although he is not full-blooded Indian, he has been privileged to lead chiefs into arenas for powwows. Traditional powwows are led by the Spirit and were more like a homecoming to visit and exchange ideas. Powwows have now become more commercial. The Intertribal Warrior Society was se-

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sometimes put aside their differences to do what was right; “now” is an era when they don’t. The felonious governor, of course, was Ray Blanton, whose major priority during his last days in office was selling pardons to a scary array of Group W-level felons with access to money. The governor-elect was Lamar Alexander, who had deep misgivings about the propriety of allowing himself to take the oath of office early and relied heavily on the approval of the two speakers. Other GOP players were Alexander’s Yodaesque advisor Lewis Donelson and pesky state Sen. Victor Ashe, whose habit of requesting attorney general’s opinions set the stage for the coup when he asked whether a governor-elect could be sworn in before inauguration day (the answer was yes). And is any Tennessee political tale set during the last five decades complete without a mention of Mr. Ubiquitous, Tom Ingram? Of course not. He’s all over this book like white on rice as Alexander’s chief campaign aide-de-camp. He may not, however, be thrilled with debunking the common wisdom that cred-

its Ingram with the signature plaid shirt Alexander wore on the walk across the state. Hunt credits the candidate himself with suggesting the shirt because he thought he would look like a dope hoofing from Mountain City to Memphis in a blue suit. Hunt also credits the candidate’s wife, Honey, with the concept of walking across the state, and treats it as an original idea without mentioning Walkin’ Lawton Chiles, who hiked more than 1,000 miles from Key West to Pensacola during his successful campaign for U.S. Senate in 1970. Johnson City native Lee Smith, creator of the Tennessee Journal, long a mustread for political insiders, lit the fuse for the fire to come in September 1977 when he recognized the governor’s official photographer as his homeboy Roger Humphreys, a well-connected double murderer from the Tri-Cities who had been sent away for life after being convicted of blowing away his ex-wife and her lover. Smith’s mention of Humphreys’ cushy work release assignment sparked statewide outrage. A couple of weeks later, tough questioning from TV reporter Carol Marin – who got her start at Channel 10 in Knoxville where she was known by her married name Carol Utley – set the stage for Blanton’s eventual demise when she frustrated him into blurting out a defiant pledge to pardon Humphreys.

Blanton’s fate was sealed when undercover agents decided to test the lengths to which he would go by throwing out the name of the worst of the worst – James Earl Ray. The Blanton security operative acting as a go-between mulled the request before turning it down, sort of. Ray was probably too hot to pardon, he said. But maybe an escape could be arranged.

Why now? The timing and distribution of the book (and probably the subtext, which celebrates bipartisanship) have deeply irritated some who question the decision of Vanderbilt University Press to donate 2,000 free copies to schools and public libraries across the state. Suspicions were compounded when the Tennessee State Museum announced a traveling exhibit called “Come on Along: Lamar Alexander’s Journey as Governor,” a condensed version of an exhibit assembled from material the Alexanders donated to Vanderbilt. The tour was put on hold until 2015 after notes surfaced indicating that museum officials had consulted Ingram about the exhibit. 2014 is an election year.

The importance of grit genes, luck or even choice. “Character matters, it’s malleable, and we know how,” said Kincannon. Nurturing relationships and the minimization of stress help kids build character. While stress isn’t necessarily related to income, low-income families are more likely to suffer stress, she says. Even if children are raised in a stressful environment, a caring adult, whether it’s a relative, teacher, neighbor or member of the clergy, can reduce the negative impact. A Canadian study described in the book demonstrates the long-term impact of nurturing relationships – in rats. After baby rats were exposed to stress, some were placed with affectionate mothers and others were placed with less attentive mothers. Those with the affectionate mothers, who licked and groomed the babies, lived longer healthier lives.

Kincannon has witnessed how some kids thrive inexplicably while others, who have every opportunity to succeed, don’t. Her children, now in 5th and 7th grades, have attended Beaumont Magnet Honors Academy. While part of Beaumont’s student body comes from housing projects that are influenced by crime, some of those students “hit it out of the park” academically, she says. According to the book, developing grit can also be a problem for children of overprotective parents who don’t let their children fail. The community plays an important role in helping children succeed because schools can only do so much, Kincannon said. Knox County has several effective programs, but she’d like to see them scaled up. A Birth to Kindergarten program offers education to new parents, but the program is understaffed,

Indya Kincannon she says. She’s a big fan of AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination), a program that helps underperforming middle and high school students prepare for college. Project Grad and Knox Achieves aim to help high school students with the college application process. She’s encouraged that Knox County has again expanded its Community School program. It brings services to the schools, which is where the kids are, she says.


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Improvement is coming (but not all at once) There are reasons to believe even the immediate future will be better than the recent past.

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As you may have heard, Tennessee football is facing a trap game in Western Kentucky and things really get tough after that. No matter what happens at Oregon and Florida, keep believing that success is again in sight, out there on the horizon. If you can’t see it, get out your telescope. The orange (or grey) team

is about to be improved, incrementally, a little here, a bit there, somewhat noticeable on forthcoming Saturdays, more obvious behind the scenes. A positive attitude permeates the premises. That helps. A great quarterback would help more. This is not a championship team. I hope it is a bowl team. That would be progress, another Butch brick in the wall. You are right, winning six will require considerable effort and smarts, only available substitutes for lack of depth and top talent. Right this minute, eight of the remaining foes think they can whip the Volunteers. We are in the “win” column for the Ducks and Gators, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Missouri,

linebacker? I’m not certain the Bulldogs even recruited top Tennessee signees from Georgia. For some strange reason, in-state schools did not put up a great fuss when UT was gathering the promising collection of young quarterbacks. OK, South Carolina could have been mistaken about Justin Worley. Perhaps nice guy Nathan Peterman did not fit the Florida scheme. I don’t know why Georgia allowed Joshua Dobbs to first choose Arizona State. Too deep at that position? Of course football victories do not depend on quarterback play alone. But, unless you have Jadeveon Clowney bull-rushing off the edge, quarterback is the key. AJ McCarron and Aaron Murray give their teams

the probability of winning on otherwise dull days. Playmakers, runners, receivers, disruptive defenders, are next in importance. These are not yet Tennessee strengths. How much and how fast one or more quarterbacks and receivers improve is the probable key to achieving six wins – or more. If Tennessee is still alive at the end of October, I expect the Vols will have an advantage over several opponents in attention to detail. This is often a trademark of coaching staffs that must fight uphill battles. Coaches blessed with great skill players are sometimes tempted to let skill prevail. Absent that, it is necessary to get the little things right. If you have

only a short stick to fight a bear, do point the stick in the correct direction. I expect Tennessee will have an edge in enthusiasm some games. I think this is good. Football is an enthusiastic game. Alas, I am reminded of something the late, great Gen. Robert R. Neyland said about whoop-it-up enthusiasm, that it lasts until a few seconds after the kickoff or until you get hit in the mouth. After that, courage, preparation, speed, strength, weather, officiating and the bounce of the ball are more dominant elements. It is Tennessee’s turn to have a favorable helping of at least five of the above. That might get the team to six.

chid family!) I found a rock that looked for all the world like a tooth. I found a stone that looks like I imagine the stones in Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness – round and smooth and flat. And I found a tiny, timeCross ly, beautiful miracle. Currents I had been studying the Lynn rocks across the river, wonPitts dering if that one rock that looked as if it had a furry animal sitting on top of it really did have a furry animal sitting on top of it. them, and did just that. And if it did, indeed, have On the Nantahala, how- a furry animal sitting on ever, I found amazing things top of it, how friendly (and/ to study. There were yellow or hungry) might that furry lady-slippers blooming right animal be?! Turn out it was beside the water. I don’t only a rock. I think. know that I had ever seen Behind the animal/rock, lady-slippers before, and I there was a tiny grotto – a don’t know how I knew im- cavern with a large heartmediately what it was. But I shaped rock in front of it. did. (Checked it later online The rock was covered on top just to be sure, and discov- with thick moss, and there ered they are part of the or- was a small pool of water

surrounding it. I studied it for a while then went back to exploring the rocks around me. When I looked again, I was startled to see what appeared to be a slender, perfectly rectangular white mark on the dark wall behind the heart rock. “That was not there before,” I said aloud to the river. “How in the world…?” It began to fade, fairly quickly, and was gone. I blinked, took off my glasses, put them back on. The white rectangle was back, steady and unmoving. Then it faded again and was gone. I quit blinking. The next time it appeared, I discovered that there was a precursor to the light. Each time the light appeared, the left wall of the cavern put on a light show of reflections of the moving water in the pool below. I

turned to look for the sun, and sure enough, the Nantahala had lived up to its name. The sun was dancing between clouds, providing the light show I had been enjoying. I have tried since to imagine the tiny slit in that huge rock that allowed the sun to penetrate the grotto. I have wondered, too, how many other people have been blessed as I was, by having discovered that tiny miracle of the mountains. Author’s note: I met a wonderful man late last year and felt as if I had found my best friend. Lewis Pitts and I were married in April and are having wonderful adventures (this week’s column is an account of one of those). It is a miracle of grace that I give thanks for every day. As C. S. Lewis said, I am “surprised by joy.”

Auburn and Vanderbilt. Some marks are in pencil. At least one is wishful thinking. Tennessee is circled in blue on the Kentucky schedule. It is the home finale that could save the Wildcats’ season. Western Kentucky is likely looking at Tennessee as a possible upset. You never know. As the old saying goes, even blind squirrels find an occasional acorn. You should meet some of the people who win the lottery. Here comes the sobering part where total optimists get angry and start loading up to shoot the messenger: On most Saturdays that matter, Tennessee will be the betting underdog. How many Vols, do you suppose, could win starting positions at Alabama? One offensive lineman? One

The mid-day sun Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. (Ecclesiastes 11:7 NRSV) I spent a few hours on the banks of the Nantahala River last week. My husband, Lewis, is a devout fly fisherman, but he only fishes for trout. I, being a Grade-A, world-class, devout worrier, went with him to watch over him. (I don’t worry about mean men with bad intentions, or even bears, but a trout stream can be fast and treacherous, and so I sit on the rocks beside the river and stand watch as guardian). I have promised Lewis that someday I will learn to

fish as well, but for now, I enjoy watching his artistry, and the graceful ballet that he executes with rod and reel, line and hook. My father took me fishing for bluegill when I was about five, but I was not particularly enthralled. My daughter Jordan caught a couple of small fish in a stream by our house in New Jersey when she was about 4, and when her father asked her what she wanted to do with them, she said enthusiastically, “Let’s eat ’em!” So they cooked

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The Union County Children’s Charities will be distributing applications for the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign through the Union County Public Schools and local Douglas Cherokee Head Start soon. All applications must be returned to the child’s teacher by Sept. 16 or to any Union County bank or credit union. This program is for children of low income families, ages 0-12 years. Parents must provide proof of income and go through the application process. All applicants will receive a letter of approval or denial by Oct. 25. All approved applicants will have a claim number listed on the letter. You must bring the approval letter with you the day the toys

are distributed or you will not be allowed to pick up the child’s toys. If you have more than one child and have completed an application for each child, you will receive an approval letter for each child. Again, you must fill out an application for each child. Remember the address you list on the application is where the approval letter will be mailed. Please list a valid mailing address. Toy distribution will be Saturday, Dec. 14, at Union County High School. Please do not bring children with you. There is no other pickup date, as everything is done by volunteers. Info: UC Children’s Charities at 992-5943 and leave a message.

Jonathan and Bruce Miles at the cornfield. Photo by Libby Morgan

Corn for Boy Scouts By Libby Morgan Bruce Miles, assistant Boy Scout leader for Troop 401, is growing a field full of corn to benefit his troop. “Bruce showed up at the Farmers Market with corn for sale, so we signed him up and he sold out right away,” says Shannon Perrin, UT Ag Extension agent. The cornfield is in Beard Valley, and the harvest is coming in quickly. “We’ve picked 30 dozen ears and we’ll probably get another 70 or 80 dozen ears within the next week,” says Miles.

“All the profit will go to support our boys’ trips to scout functions.” Miles and his son, Jonathan, returned recently from the National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. “We’ll be selling it anywhere we can,” says Jonathan. “We were on the side of the road with it yesterday.” The field is good-sized, and holds several varieties, including Indian corn.

4-H Horse Club starts This year’s 4-H Horse

Club begins weekly meetings Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office in Maynardville. The group will learn about the different breeds, safety, tack, nutrition, anatomy and more. Info: Amy Mize 216-4651, Candace Lamb 806-4652 or the Extension office at 992-8038.

A look at the FFA projects en route to the Tennessee Valley Fair produced by students at Union County High Señor Jack lives across the road from Hubbs Grove Church. His School. job is to police the fields, keeping coyotes from killing the foals.

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Heritage Festival plans heating up Big plans are being made for the Oct. 5 Union County Heritage Festival. As in recent years, the festival will encompass activities at Wilson Park, the Union County Museum and the UC Arts Cooperative. A shuttle bus will run every 30 minutes to the three festival venues. Marie Rhyne, coordinator for the event, says the committee is on target with over 50 signups for vendors and booths so far for Wilson Park. Last year’s event had 104 booths. The deadline for signing up for a booth is Sept. 2. Sponsorships are still needed. Sarah Morgan has confirmed an appearance, and the New South Credit Union will bring its train for children to ride. Morgan plays the mountain dulcimer and sings oldtime tunes. At only 18 years of age, she holds several championships in dulcimer playing, teaches and performs all over the country. She has published two albums. Gospel Strings, Union County’s bluegrass gospel

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group, is also slated for the Heritage Festival stage. Members are Ron Kitts, Bob Neiman, Wade Brantley and Johnny Raley, with Dannie Peters, Neal Walker and Claude McCoy sometimes joining in. Praise Invasion will headline, and the winner of the Luttrell Bluegrass Festival is slated to open the show. An author’s tent will feature local authors and their books, with our own Bonnie Peters bringing her many history books. A drawing for a big selection of vendor’s items, many handmade, will be held, and the Heritage Olympics with contests such as seedspitting and tossing various things like skillets and hay bales will go on at the ballfields adjacent to Wilson Park.

The Kidz Zone promises to be full of activities for kids and the kid-at-heart. Sylvia O’Malley as Miss Edith, a puppeteer and actor from Sharps Chapel, will again bring her characters to life at the festival. The UT Extension office will hold a pie contest at the 4-H booth. The grand prize winner will receive $100. Each first place in the categories of Fruit, Nut and Other will win $50. “We will announce the winners early in the day, and then we’ll slice up the pies and sell them during the festival,” says Rebecca Hughes, UT Extension FCS agent. “Pie makers simply need to bring their pie in to the Extension office by 5 p.m. on Oct. 4.” New this year will be an antique tractor and farm equipment show and swap meet. The museum will host a quilt show for the festival. Ellen Perry is coordinating. Susan Boone, director of the arts co-op, says, “We will have live music here at the arts co-op, probably

The New South Credit Union train will run with free passes at the Heritage Festival on October 5 at Wilson Park. Photos submitted our regular Thursday musicians, Clay and Bones and Eric Holcomb and Friends, with others joining in the all-day jam. An art competition with an emphasis on student art will be held here, too.” Promotions for the event will take on a new look, with a new logo in development. Billboards are going up in a few days to announce the festival. Info: Marie Rhyne 865-679-1071 or; Susan Boone (arts) 865-992-9161 or ucartscoop@aol. com; Ellen Perry (museum) at 865-992-2136 or; Wayne Roach (tractors) at

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First $500 winner in two years By Libby Morgan In the Union County Patriots first game of the season, the school’s athletic department won big time, thanks to Drew Richardson’s kicking skills. New South Credit Union’s Kick-To-Win contest at halftime began with Richardson’s successful attempt to Tammy Hobock of New South Credit Union presents Kick- kick a goal from the 10-yard To-Win winner Drew Richardson with a check for $500, to be line. matched by the bank at the end of the year with a donation to He risked the $50 prize the UCHS athletic department. Photo submitted and kicked again from the

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held at every home football game. “This is the first time we’ve had a $500 winner in two years,” says NSCU Maynardville branch manager Tammy Hobock. “We’re glad for the opportunity to support our high school.” During basketball sea-

Chiropractic and high blood pressure Chiropractic Outlook By Dr. Darrell Johnson, DC It’s estimated by the Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that some 67 million Americans – roughly 31 percent – have high blood pressure. In 2010, the CDC projected, the condition would cost the United States $93.5 billion in health care services, medication and missed days of work. Most people with high blood pressure feel they have no alternative but to take prescription medicine to keep the condition under control. But a 2007 study at the University of Chicago showed that manipulation of the Atlas vertebra, the top vertebra in the spine (so-called because it holds up the head, just as Atlas held the world), was effective in treating high blood pressure. The Atlas vertebra is also desig-

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The Phillip Keck Cemetery annual meeting, 10 a.m. at the cemetery on Phillip Keck Cemetery Road in New Tazewell. All families and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Anyone wanting to make a donation needs to make their check out to Phillip Keck Cemetery Fund, c/o Vicky, 7805 Blueberry Road, Powell TN, 37849. All donations are appreciated. Info: 278-4005. Quarterly Gospel Singing, 7 p.m., Charity Baptist church, 838 Ridgeview Drive in Clinton. Everyone invited including singers. Info: Vicki Robbins, 318-1587. Singing, featuring The Better Way Quartet, The Promised Land Church Singers, Tammy Marshall and others; 7 p.m., Oaks Chapel Church, 934 Raccoon Valley Road. Everyone welcome. 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. Live country, bluegrass and gospel music, 7:30 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Southern gospel singing featuring the Washam Family, 7 p.m., Church of God at Maynardville. Everyone invited. Info: 387-0261 or 705-6963. Singing featuring the Beason Family, 7 p.m., Union Missionary Baptist Church, Ailor Gap. Everyone welcome. Gospel singing, 7 p.m., Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road NE, Heiskell. Singers include: Haleigh Adams and Indian Gap Baptist Church singers and others. Info: 257-8419.

Gospel singing, 7 p.m., Washington Pike Baptist Church, 1700 Washington Pike, featuring the Washington Pike Baptist Choir and the Judy’s Barn Gospel Singers of Maynardville. Free admission. Info: Judy Hogan, 254-4921, or D.C. Hale, 688-7399. 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. Live country, bluegrass and gospel music, 7:30 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Beginner English Smocking, 10 a.m.-noon; instructor: Janet Donaldson; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline Sept. 1. Info: 494-9854 or www.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 Homecoming, 10:30 a.m., Oaks Chapel Church, 934 Raccoon Valley Road. The Rev. Kevin Roberts will be preaching.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 Square dancing classes, 7-9 p.m., the Senior Center in Maynardville.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 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. Cruise Night – all makes, models, years and clubs welcome; 6-9 p.m., 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive, in front of old Food Lion at Asheville Highway. No charge, 50/50 and door prizes. Info: Jill or Blake, 2267272; Josh or David, 523-9334.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Herbal class, 11 a.m., Maynardville Public Library. Everyone welcome.



THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 TO THURSDAY, OCT. 31 Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Trail of Doom Corn Maze, Oakes Farm. Info: 1-800-532-9594.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Knoxville Region UT Chattanooga Alumni Chapter picnic, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Drive. Friends and family welcome. Info: Natalie Mohr, or 470-3790; Cedar Ford Baptist Church homecoming; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service, 10:30 a.m.; singing and lunch following service. 3201 Hwy 61 East. Info: 992-0267.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 La Buona Cucina cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $50 per person. To register: or 922-9916. Square dancing classes, 7-9 p.m., the Senior Center in Maynardville.

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Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Venders include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php. Cruise Night – all makes, models, years and clubs welcome; 6-9 p.m., 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive, in front of old Food Lion at Asheville Highway. No charge, 50/50 and door prizes. Info: Jill or Blake, 226-7272; Josh or David, 523-9334.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 “Sporting Clays Shoot” to benefit Great Smoky Mountains Council for Boy Scouts of America, 8:30 a.m., Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club. Lunch provided. The public and companies alike can request a sponsorship or a registration form from Jennifer Williams, or add their team’s name to the event’s Facebook page at events/413188272113257/?notif_t=plan_user_joined. “Free Movies In The Park,” sponsored by Luttrell Seniors at Luttrell Park. Movie: “Parental Guidance.” Concessions available at 7 p.m.; movie starts at dusk. Everyone welcome. Bring chairs/blankets.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Beth Moore – Living Proof Live Simulcast Event, 8:30 a.m., Revival Vision Church, I54 Durham Road., Maynardville. Preregistration cost: $20; cost at the door: $22. Everyone welcome. Info/registration: 567-6432. 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. Live country, bluegrass and gospel music, 7:30 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. The 14th annual Hogskin History Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, 1936 Liberty Hill Road, Washburn. Local historians and musicians, children’s activities, food, old time and modern crafts, fine art, tours, silent auction, cake walks and door prizes. Free admission and parking. Info: www. or 497-3603.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 Homecoming, 10:30 a.m., Hubbs Grove Church, 118 Hubbs Grove Road, Maynardville. All invited. Info: Mary Whitson, 254-1111. Homecoming service, 10:30 a.m., Mount Hermon UMC, East Copeland Road. Featuring special bluegrass music and the message by the Rev. Gregg Bostick. Lunch will follow the service. Everyone welcome.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 Square dancing classes, 7-9 p.m., the Senior Center in Maynardville.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-19 Concert Sound Engineering workshop, 6:308:30 p.m., the Laurel Theater, 16th and Laurel Ave. Presented by Dr. Lou Gross, Volunteer Sound Engineer for the Laurel Theater. No charge for the workshop, but all participants will be expected to volunteer six hours to aid production of Jubilee Community Arts activities. Info/register: Toby Koosman, 522-5851 or email

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or email 191 SWAN SEYMOUR RD – This custom lakefront cabin offers over 4500 sq.ft. of enjoyable living space. 4 sleeping qtrs, 3.5BAs. Main floor w/open living spaces. Cath ceiling in the LR, 2-story stack stone FP. Hickory cabs, granite cntr, hickory flrs throughout. Property has professional landscaping, irrigation sys, 2-car att gar on the main. Offered on 1.02 Acres w/over 500 ft. of water frontage. The property is fully equipped with sec cameras and alarm sys for your comfort. Located in one of Norris Lake's most sought-after areas. Within minutes to 4 Marinas by water. Within 10 miles to Food City in Maynardville. Priced at $699,500. Owner/Agents

2936 WALKER FORD RD – Cozy in the Country this little charmer has beautiful Norris Lake access just across the street. Screened-in front porch complete w/swing! Nice pine floors & pine walls throughout the home.2BR/1 full BA. Open floor plan. Lots of landscaping & great garden spot. 2-car gar is attached by breezeway. Lightly restricted neighborhood. Deeded lake access across the street. Priced to sell at $139,500. Additional 1.60 adjoining acres available for $39,900. North on Hwy 33 to Right on Hickory Valley to Left on Walker Ford Stay Left at Tower Rd to continue on Walker Ford to home on right. Sign on Property. 1931 HICKORY POINTE LN, MAYNARDVILLE – Beautiful, tri-level. 3BR/3BA, 2.42 acres, 495' yr-rnd lake frontage. Cherry kit cabs, S/S appl, granite counter tops, eatat bar, DR, half BA, open LR with cath ceil. Stone FP & french drs galore to deck. Level 2 has 2BR suites/full BAs complete w/marble flooring. Bsmnt level has 1BR/full BA, extra strg & spacious 2-car gar. All w/french doors to tri-level decking. Sloping lot has amenities of its own: trolley/tram & private dock. Way too much to mention. Home offered fully furnished, just bring your lake gear! Priced at only $396,300. Directions: Hwy 33 N through Maynardville (past Food City) to left on Hickory Valley (Hwy 170) to R into Hickory Pointe past clubhouse to R into Vista Shores to 2nd home on left.

371 SWAN SEYMOUR RD, MAYNARDVILLE NOTHING SPARED! Custom Norris Lake front home on main channel of beautiful Norris Lake. A master suite w/BA fit for a king! Gleaming hdwd flrs, lots of ceramic tile, crown molding, granite counters, S/S appliances. Massive great rm w/bar area, + gas FP, wired for flat screens in all rooms except kit, 8 patio doors, skylights, cathedral ceilings, stamped concrete patio, covered decks extending length of home, gently sloping lot w/ boat launch & dock. Truly a must-see home. Offered at $525,000. $479,000. TATER VALLEY RD, LUTTRELL – Exceeding horse farm. 15 acres. All level/partially fenced. Mostly pasture. Very nice 40x100 barn with concrete floors, 13 lined stalls, tack room, wash bath. Also office in barn. Unrestricted mtn views. Offered at only $115,900. North on Hwy 22 thru Maynardville, right on Hwy 61E towards Luttrell to left on Tater Valley to property on left.


120 HANSARD RD, MAYNARDVILLE – 2-story, brick home on 1.2 acres. 4BR/2BA, 2BR on main with attached 2-car garage. 40x24 brick & metal bldg w/electric & water. 12x24 metal shed. Addtional acres available. Call Justin for more details. OFFERED AT ONLY $132,900.

CED! REDU 162 BOWMAN LN – Foreclosure sold as is. In need of minor repairs. 1-level, 3BR/2BA, fenced level back yard, concrete patio & parking area. Nice walls in DR. Open LR/DR/kit. Strg bldg to remain. Offered at $75,100. $71,500. Directions: N on Hwy 33 to Maynardville, 3rd light turn right on Main St. to right on Prospect Rd to right on Bowman Ln. House on right.

5100 WINFIELD, LOT C/1, KNOX, 37921 – Very nice brick rancher in Cumberland Estates, hdwd flrs, fenced backyard, corner lot. Roof was new in 2007, 3-yr old HVAC w/gas heat, windows 5-yrs old, owner said "SELL SELL SELL." Approx 1334 SF to be verified by buyer. Offered at $131,000. Dir: Head southeast on Pleasant Ridge Rd toward Old Callahan Dr, turn right onto Sullivan Rd, turn right onto Bluefield Rd, take the 1st left onto Winfield Ln NW, destination will be on the left 5100 Winfield Ln NW Knoxville, TN 37921. Call Justin to see this great home 865-806-7407 111 DANTE RD, KNOXVILLE – Very nice 1/2 acre lot Zoned C-3 S R E FF Commercial. Great location O L L GA just off I-75 at Callahan Dr BRIN behind Weigel’s. Offered at only $95,000. Call Justin today. Directions: I-75 to Callahan Dr (exit 110), right on Callahan to 111 Dante Rd. on left.

400 CABBAGE CEMETERY RD, WASHBURN 3.36 ACRES! Spacious, 2-sty Architectural home. Covered porch w/ verandas. Very private setting, mostly wooded. Circle drive in front. Over 5000 SF, 6BR/3.5BA, open foyer to FR, gas log FP and wood flooring. Open, spacious kitchen w/all appl and eat-at bar. Breakfast room, sunrm with lots of great views currently used as an office. Master on main w/lrg picture windows & gas log FP w/mantle and master BA w/spa tub. Open sitting area in upper foyer w/views of the front grnds. Bsmnt w/lrg rec room & plumbed kit w/cabs (needs finishing), 2BR/1BA. Lots of storage. A MUST SEE home within mins to lake access. Offered at only $279,000.

560 BLACK FOX HARBOR – Norris Lake front. Gated community. 3 BA , 1.41 acres of level land on Norris Lake in beautiful East TN. Constructed in '97. Open LR and kit combo on main. kit w/huge island. 3BRs up with walk-out porches. 2 full BAs up. Basement is fin and features a full BA w/easy access to outside. S/D is gated. Please set up an appt before driving to the property. If you want to view by water, turn right at Point 29. It's the dbl-decker alum dock on the right shoreline into the back of the cove. Dock is INCLUDED in the sale. Aluma Dock measuring 35' x 51' with a 50'x 5' walkway to shore. 2 boat lifts installed in the slips. Slips measure 30' x 10'. Priced at 699,900 849 STINER RD, SHARPS CHAPEL – 2BR/2BA, charming Norris Lakefront cottage has beautiful views from all windows. Yearround deep water, approx 110' of frontage w/floating dock & private boat ramp. Great potential as residence or vacation home or possible rental. Too much to mention! Detached 1-car gar w/carport & extra parking area. Central H/A. This cottage has a park setting for a front yard. Offered at $285,000.

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