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VOL. 8 NO. 37 |

September 14, 2013

Fun at the Fair


Factory owner pens biography

Savannah Jones, Alyssa Lamb, Summer Mize and Kenny Lamb create a big daisy for the hay bale decoration competition. Parent volunteers (standing) are Amy Mize, Melissa Jones and Candice Lamb.

“The Rabbit’s Got the Gun,” by Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk, has hit the stands. It’s a readable tale of the rise from stark poverty of one of the area’s richest residents. DeRoyal Industries is privately held, so records are sparse, but the photo pages show huge manufacturing facilities, each employing hundreds, in various countries, states and counties. There is a plant in Union County.

Book review on page 2

Rhyne keeps job The agenda item for the Maynardville City Commission read: “Replace City Manager.” It was requested by Commissioner Tim Young. After an hour-long meeting, Mayor H.E. “Smiley” Richardson called the item and Young made a motion to terminate Jack Rhyne and “replace him with someone else.” That motion failed for lack of a second. And now Young wants to try again in October.

Read Sandra Clark on page 4

Algebra scores up Union County High School got great news from the state regarding the test scores on Algebra I. Principal Linda Harrell calls the results a tribute to the hard work of her students and staff.

See report on page 7

Hey Butch, the next one matters If you see Butch before I do, please tell him this next one matters. The Florida Gators are an official problem. They’ve whipped the Volunteers eight consecutive times. That is pretty close to becoming a habit. In theory, this would be a fine rivalry if Tennessee could win one now and then.

Read Marvin West on page 5

Luttrell Bluegrass Festival Saturday The Luttrell Bluegrass Festival is Saturday, Sept. 21, with an exciting lineup of musical acts, lots of activities and food from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Details on page 3

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The hay bale pig and piglet were done by Ross Richnafsky, Charlie Hamilton, Emma Parker, Cadie Chapel and Laina Chapel with adult volunteers Kim Richnafsky and Sam Hamilton.

Savannah Jones shows off the blue ribbon she received for her Civil War quilt. Photos submitted

First Team is now Realty Executives Maynardville By Libby Morgan Eddie and Debbie Perry, six-year owners and brokers of First Team Realty, have affiliated with Realty Executives International to become Realty Executives Maynardville. “We decided it was time to take the next step. We’re more connected and can bring more services to our customers,” said Eddie Perry. “With 500 other offices and

10,000 agents in a worldwide network, the company brings us online marketing tools, coaching, financing options and relocation services. “We are poised to grow with the open opportunities in Union and Claiborne counties.” Debbie Perry is the office and human resources manager at Car- Eddie Perry meuse in Luttrell, where she has

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been for more than 25 years. She also chairs the board of the Union County Chamber. Eddie Perry serves as chair of the Union County Community Foundation and is the pastor of Third Baptist Church in Knox County. Info: 865-992-8326 or

Ready or not, here comes the Affordable Care Act By Betty Bean The Affordable Care Act takes effect Jan 1. Extended enrollment runs Oct. 1 to March 31, 2014. After that, the enrollment period will be Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, mirroring Medicare. Are we ready? Sort of. Tennessee is one of 26 states that opted not to create a healthcare exchange – the marketplace where consumers can shop for health insurance – so anyone wanting coverage must rely on the exchange set up by the federal government. Is this mandatory even though Tennessee isn’t participating? Yes. Those who do not have health insurance are required to sign up. Exemptions will be granted in several categories, including the indigent, American Indians, undocumented immigrants, incarcerated individuals, those with religious objections and those for whom the lowest cost plan ex-

ceeds eight percent of their annual income. In 2014, the penalty for not enrolling is the greater of $95 or one percent of taxable income. In 2015, the penalty is $325 or two percent of taxable income. Subsidies are available for those who meet income guidelines. What about Medicare recipients? Medicare recipients who are happy with their plans don’t have to make any changes, although they can shop around if they wish (an option available every year). Becky Harmon, a registered nurse who is Knox County coordinator for the Tennessee Health Care Coalition (a volunteer group that is disseminating information about the ACA) says two significant changes are already in place for Medicare recipients because of ACA: an increasing number of preventive and wellness services, and the shrinking of the “doughnut hole” gap on prescription drug

benefits. “There are many benefits – pap smears, mammograms, flu shots, colonoscopies, etc., that are now available with no co-pay at all,” Harmon said. “And there’s the shrinking of ‘doughnut hole.’ which will dis- Tennessee Health Care Campaign (THCC) sponsored appear by 2020. a panel discussion on the Affordable Healthcare Act Starting that year, last week at the Beck Cultural Exchange. Becky Harbeneficiaries will mon (standing, in red), THCC’s Knox County coorbe responsible for dinator, explains a fine point of the law while Rick 25 percent of the Roach (at left) and Dr. Mary Headrick listen. Todd cost of their drugs, Shelton is behind Harmon to the left. Photo by Betty Bean no matter the size of their bill. In 2012, moe than 3.5 million ing and closing the doughnut hole, seniors who fell in the Medicare making it easier for those that fall Part D “doughnut hole” were given inside that coverage gap. This clodeiscounts on medication. The Affordable Care Act aims at shrinkTo page 3

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2 • SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 • UNION COUNTY Shopper news “Worked hard. Long hours. Took chances.” In addition to his daughter, his son-in-law Joel Piper works for the business. And Mike’s wife, Betsy, runs the Angelic Ministries, located in the old Merita Bread building on North Central. There’s a rumor she doesn’t Nancy charge rent to her ministry. Whitaker Knox Rail Salvage sells kitchen cabinets, windows, vanities, mirrors, doors, sheet rock, roofing shingles, rates are as low as $15 per ceramic tile, wood and vinyl square foot. Bryan can be flooring, carpet and lumber. reached at 938-5000. Well, that’s all Mike got out before stopping to take a Meeting a legend breath. Mike Frazier, founder of Knox Rail Salvage and owner of several warehouses and other real estate investments around town, is a living legend. We caught up with him at the store on Jackson Avenue recently. Mike peered like an owl from his balcony office, sigBy Sandra Clark naling his daughter, Nancy It’s the book we’ve all Lee Harbison, to talk to us. been waiting for. “I think they want to talk “The Rabbit’s Got the with you, Dad,” she says. Gun,” by Autry O.V. “Pete” The sign reads: Founded DeBusk, has hit the stands. in 1980. It could have been It’s a readable tale of the rise 1880. A walk through Knox from stark poverty of one of Rail Salvage is a step back in Knox County’s richest resitime. dents. DeRoyal Industries The warehouses were is privately held, so records built along the railroad are sparse, but the photo tracks for a reason. Freight pages show huge manufactrains unloaded their wares turing facilities, each emin the multi-story brick ploying hundreds, in: structures. From there, ■ Powell wagons and later trucks ■ Maynardville hauled stock into the coun■ Tazewell tryside. ■ LaFollette Mike Frazier owns three ■ Portland, Tenn. old warehouses (that we ■ Sanford, Fla. know of) with retail outlets ■ Rose Hill, Va. at 400 E. Jackson Avenue ■ Stone Mountain, Ga. and 200 E. Magnolia Av■ Camden, S.C. enue. He also owns the old ■ Santiago, Dominican White Lily building which Republic he uses for storage and re■ Villa Canales, Guatecently shared a portion with mala developer David Dewhirst ■ San Jose, Costa Rica to make into condos. ■ Dublin, Ireland Those old brick buildings ■ Tallinn, Estonia are built to last. DeBusk grew up in a The secret of Mike’s suchouse trailer, hauled by his cess?

until I was in high school!” three shirts and two pairs Things have changed for of jeans. Mike Frazier. Now he’s got Sandra Clark contributed to this report.

Let’s do it for Will Steve and Jill Ridenour of J.S. Ridenour Construction and Ridenour Realty dedicated Will’s Village in 2008 with the goal of bringing quality retail and restaurant space to Halls. The village was built in memory of their son, Will, who lost his life in an automobile accident. AutoZone at 7421 Maynardville Highway is part of the village and Ridenour is ready for new businesses to move in.

Diocese to unveil Legacy Clinic A tradition of caring for the medically underserved of East Tennessee extending over eight decades now continues through a state-of-the-art mobile medical clinic that will be unveiled at The Chancery Office of the Diocese of Knoxville at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Bishop Richard F. Stika and Sister Mariana Koonce, Mike Frazier RSM, MD, clinic medical director and family-practice phyHours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 sician, will announce and bless the commissioning of the p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. vehicle and cut the ceremonial ribbon. The newly built 40-foot mobile clinic, owned and operuntil noon on Saturdays. “I grew up in Grainger ated by the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville, will extend the County, the baby of 10. Why, healing ministry of Jesus to East Tennessee, according to I didn’t get any new clothes a press release.

‘The Rabbit’s Got the Gun’

Pete DeBusk pens autobiography

Located near the corner of Maynardville Highway and Emory Road, there is currently 12,754-square feet of retail or office space which includes a 2,830 square feet of restaurant space. The restaurant, formerly occupied by Wishbones, is set up with a walk-in cooler, grease trap and hood and also includes both eat-in space and a patio for diners. Bryan Cook with Ridenour Realty envisions the center being filled with a restaurant, a medical or dental office, insurance or tax preparation office and a fun retail shop for clothing or general merchandise. He also feels a hair salon or barber shop would fit in perfectly with what Will’s Village has to offer. Spaces are from 1,200up to 8,000-square feet and

daddy to coal camps where there was work. Pete attended 13 schools in grades 1-12. Now he lives in a huge home on Cunningham Road in Halls. This place has 37,000-square feet in the main house and another 11,000-square feet in an adjoining lodge. Caretakers live in a garage and apartment area. The estate is fenced with a running trail and small lake. This writer was around during the endless construction, giving occasional updates in the Shopper under the heading, “DeHouse.” Pete was not amused, but he didn’t come and shoot me. He spearheaded construction of the Boys and Girls Club of Halls and Powell, which bears his name. He’s a good community member and a former Halls Man of the Year. So I like Pete DeBusk. I

like the way he built factories all over East Tennessee and exported merchandise when many businesses built plants overseas and imported merchandise. Don’t you love the way he bowed up and sued the American Bar Association when it failed to accredit the Duncan School of Law at LMU? Who does that? You’ll gain insight into how Pete thinks and operates by reading this new book. The title is based on an Appalachian metaphor for a situation in which an underdog comes out on top, when the hunted becomes the hunter. In an afterward, Pete’s son Brian, now CEO of DeRoyal Industries, salutes his dad by saying, “Don’t worry, Dad. The rabbit still has the gun.” Family is important to

Pete DeBusk’s autobiography is not yet available in bookstores. Pete. We would see him around Halls, coaching teeball and shopping with his kids. He talks a lot about his wife, Cindi, and the ways she helped him make their blended family seamless. Pete’s best business advice: “Stop and listen. Find a problem to solve and then figure out how to address it. Listen to your customers because your success or failure will ultimately depend on your ability to meet their needs.”

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Luttrell Bluegrass is Saturday The Luttrell Bluegrass Festival is Saturday, Sept. 21, with an exciting lineup of musical acts, lots of activities and food from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Entertainment kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with Outta the Blue with the Holloway Sisters and continues with Gospel Strings, The Pleasant Valley Boys, Melba Greene, The Beasons, David West and friends including Chicken Man, music and comedy act Tim Lovelace, Victoria Welker and Casey Fritz with the Kids Talent Competition wrapping up the festival. Contact James @ 865742-6523 or jperry4631@ to enter the talent competition. A silent auction promises

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to be full of event tickets and many other items to benefit the Luttrell Volunteer Fire Department. A Cruise-In will add to the party. Participants may contact Lee Carver to register free of charge at Lee. or call 606-335-5165. Bake sale and craft vendor space may still be available. Call Mayme Taylor at 865992-0870 or email to register.

Outta The Blue family band featuring the Holloway Sisters will play at the Luttrell Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21. Photo submitted

UT NOTES ■ Joseph V. Carcello, Ernst & Young and Business Alumni Professor in Accounting, will become executive director of the Corporate Governance Center in the UT College of Business AdCarcello ministration. His appointment is effective Sept. 15. Carcello, the center’s director of research, will replace C. Warren Neel, who has been the center’s executive director since the two cofounded it in 2003. Neel will remain connected to the center as a Corporate Governance Center fellow; he will continue to teach governance in the full-time MBA program and work with the media and the corporate community.

REUNION NOTES ■ Rutherford reunion will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Big Ridge State Park tea room. Lunch is at noon. Info: 992-5556. ■ Graham family reunion will be held Saturday, Sept 28, at Big Ridge State Park Tea Room. Lunch is at 1 p.m. Bring the family, favorite covered dish, guitar and plans for a great time.

One year at ‘Home’ By Cindy Taylor Halls has seen a lot of new churches start up in the past few years. After only 12 short months, A Church Called Home has made an impact and they’re here to stay. The congregation celebrated its one-year anniversary Sept. 8 and has seen attendance almost triple in the first year. Pastor Jason Creech and wife Melissa say they are happy with the direction the church is heading, and members are constantly implementing community outreaches. “When we had our first Vision Gathering, we had six people, including myself and Melissa,” said Jason. “At our second meeting we had twice as many but seven of them realized they were at the wrong meeting and left. I realized that it had to get better from there.” The church has successfully launched more than 15 community ministries led by church members and listens to members who are interested in starting more new ministries. “Two things are important in a healthy church. We need to have a healthy relationship with Jesus and we

The National Boy Scouts of America organization will increase its annual membership fee from $15 to $24 effective Jan. 1. The funds are used to develop program materials and resources, maintain infrastructure support for local councils and more. The annual membership fee is the only direct cost from the National BSA to youth and adult members. All other services from the National BSA are without additional charge. Info:

sure will happen over the next 10 years, with 2020 seeing savings of 75 percent of brand named and generic drugs. “We would get calls at the Office on Aging from people who couldn’t afford their insulin anymore.” Already in effect: Children covered by family policies can keep the coverage until they are 26. Coverage cannot be denied because of pre-existing conditions. Lifetime caps on medical benefits have been elimi-

From page 1 nated. Info: 800-318-2596 or For in-person assistance, watch the media for announcements. “Organizations like Cherokee Health Systems will be working with their own patients, and the rest of us will be volunteers. The state has not chosen to put any money into assisting, so all the information, education and enrollment in the Volunteer State is being done by volunteers,” Harmon said.

Cheer at Homecoming Wife Melissa and pastor Jason Creech of A Church Called Home Photo by Cindy Taylor

need to discover our spiritual gifts to see how we are born to serve.” The couple have two children: Tori, 15, and Chaz, 13. The family is committed to the Halls and surrounding communities and approach church as a family model. The couple agree that when church is done right there is nothing that compares. “I will be sitting with my children on Sunday surrounded by people I didn’t know a year ago,” said Melissa. “And I feel so blessed.” On Sunday, Sept. 15, the

church will begin a new series titled “Live like it’s 4th and Goal.” Studies will include living like it is the last day to win faith, family and finances. Tailgate parties will be a part of the fun. “There are so many good churches in the area,” said Jason. “You need to find where God is leading and plug in.” A Church Called Home meets at Halls Cinema 7, 3800 Neal Dr., at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning. Info: w w w.churchcalledhome. com.

UCHS cheerleaders will be hosting the 4th annual Patriot Pride Spirit Day for UCPS elementary children Pre-K through grade 5. The children will learn UC sideline cheers and dances and will have an opportunity to cheer with the high school squad during at least one quarter of the Homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 27. Practice will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Horace Maynard Middle School gym. Children should bring their own drinks and snacks (no peanut butter or nut product). The $30 cost includes free admission to the

Homecoming game for the cheerleader and one parent or guardian. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at the HMMS gym. Pre-register by emailing Roxanne Patterson, UCHS cheer coach, at and payment will be due the day of practice. You can call 2469113 if you have any questions about the practice or the game performance. “We had a great turnout last year and enjoyed having Lil’ Patriot cheerleaders on the sidelines,” said Patterson. “We hope you join us again this year and show your Patriot Pride! Go Patriots!”

Richard Corum Estate HOSA sponsors Turkey Shoot

Boy Scouts fees to increase

Affordable Care

HOSA will sponsor a Turkey Shoot from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at intersection of Little Valley and Highway 33. Prizes will be awarded for each round. Biscuits and gravy and other breakfast foods will be available for purchase. Info: 992-0180 and ask for a HOSA advisor.

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It’s a tough job Commissioner wants to fire Jack Rhyne

The agenda item for the Maynardville City Commission read: “Replace City Manager.” It was requested by Commissioner Tim Young.

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After an hour-long meeting, Mayor H.E. “Smiley” Richardson called the item and Young made a motion to terminate Jack Rhyne and “replace him with someone else.” That motion failed for lack of a second. At the meeting’s end, Young requested that the item be added to next month’s agenda. Out in the parking lot, a former city manager, Gerald Simmons, said he had come to support Jack. Simmons also served as the county’s executive before the title was changed to mayor. “I’ve held both jobs and this one’s harder,” he said.

“At the county, you’ve got other officeholders like the sheriff to refer people to. Here at city hall, he’s it.” Tuesday’s meeting demonstrated just how tough Rhyne’s job can be. The city is scrumming with the county over a joint operating agreement among the volunteer fire departments. Fire Chief Danny Smith has resisted signing the agreement, leading the county to delay a $10,000 contribution to the city VFD. On Tuesday, Smith agreed to sign but requested that city officials sign also. “Danny, I appreciate what you do, but it’s not your call,” said Mayor Richardson. “We voted to approve (the contract). … Are you afraid of the liability?” “I just don’t like some of the language,” said Smith. Jeff Chesney interjected: “The agreement says ‘if manpower and vehicles are available.’” “We need to get more people involved in the fire department,” said Len Padgett. “People want to join and don’t know how.”

4 • SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 • UNION COUNTY Shopper news Smith said he can dress out 18 volunteers, depending on their sizes. Emotional appeals came from two residents asking that a $50 water service reconnect fee be waived. One was successful; the other was not. Both said they never received a bill. The first waited until her water was disconnected before contacting the Maynardville Utility District, operated by the city. She paid her balance, all late charges and the $50 reconnect fee to get water restored. The commission voted to take no action on her request, because doing so would mean a change in policy. “We could have people lined up out the door,” said Richardson. The other customer said she had come to the office to pay her bill and was told there was no balance. Soon thereafter, service was cut off. Since she had made an effort to pay, the commission voted to waive her $50 reconnection fee. Rhyne said the city makes no money off the fees by the time it sends someone to cut off the water and someone to turn it back on. He reported a 20.9 percent water loss in August, saying, “We had several water leaks including three today.” Police Chief Bryan Smith was authorized to purchase a 2013 Dodge Charger, financing it for four annual payments of roughly $6,964. He said the money’s in his budget to make the first year’s payment and he’s

secured a $5,000 highway safety grant to equip the vehicle.

Jones recognized Commissioner R.L. Jones was recognized for 36 years of service on the Union C o u n t y Commission. Along with Mike Sexton and Jonathan Goforth, he repre sent s District 6. Jones has Jones been married to his wife, Betty, since 1968. They have a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Mark Fugate; a grandson, Drew Fugate; and a son, Michael Shane Jones. Jones served his country in the U.S. Army and is a Vietnam veteran. He has served his community through his participation in service organizations such as the J.C. Baker Lodge and, over the years, with many county commission committees.

Paying debt Trustee Gina Buckner’s end-of-August report showed cash on hand in the county’s general fund of $2,554,833 this year, compared to $2,859,676 last year. Ann Dyer, finance director, said the difference is with the county’s fund balance for debt service. “We moved 19 pennies (from the property tax) from general fund to debt service this past fiscal year,” she said.

The Belle of Well Springs Dorothy Hazel “Dottie” Elliott Hutchinson is now the Belle of Halls, but it took her a few years to arrive. Dottie was born Dec. 15, 1919, at Well Springs in Campbell County.

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When Dottie described how they got their water, the name’s origin became clear. The spring was in a cisternlike hole about three feet in diameter and deep enough to have a two and a half gallon well bucket down on a rope to get water. The spring had a wooden fence so kids and animals would not fall in. Dottie’s first remembrance is when her sister Anna was born. She was 3 and her dad took her to her aunt’s house to stay while her mother was birthing. Her grandparents were

Clinton and Minnie Pierce. Mr. Pierce and his five sons all served in the Civil War. Dottie’s parents are the late Jess and Myrtle Elliott. Dottie’s dad died when she was 15, but her mother lived until she and Dottie’s Aunt Irene Pierce were murdered by a robber in 1982. They were shot by her grandfather’s gun and the thief still had it when he was arrested. Myrtle was 81. The family all belonged to Well Springs Methodist Church. When Dottie was about 8, she and the family went to pick blackberries, and her mother made them wait on the neighbor’s back porch for daylight. They got there early to get the first picking, but her mother was afraid if they went to the field before daylight they might get a snakebite. Their neighbor let others pick berries which they sold to the LMU Cannery. They received 8 cents a gallon, but it helped to buy school clothes and supplies. When she was in the 4th grade, she paid 40 cents for a used arithmetic book.

The Elliott home was near Rogers Dock on the Powell River. They did not have electricity until after Dottie left home. Her mother scrubbed their wood floors with sand and the porches with river gravel. They made homemade soap, made starch with flour and water, and dried the clothes on a line. The recipe for starch, by the way, was about two handfuls of flour to a quart of water, bring to a boil, stirring constantly to get the lumps out. After cooling and straining, they thinned the starch as they used it. Dottie’s first job was at Southeastern Shirt Factory in LaFollette where she worked until it was sold. Her first check was for $3.07 for a six-day week. This was before a federally mandated minimum wage. With that first check, Dottie paid $3 for her ride for two weeks, 5 cents for a bag of chocolate drops and put 2 cents in her savings. Dottie moved out on her own at 18 and walked to work. One time there was a

strike at Southeastern; but even though she was scared, Dottie crossed the picket line so she could make the money. Dottie said her mother told her to always save part of what she made and told her to take it to the bank. Dottie bought her first car – a 1937 Dodge – and her brother Eskel Alvin Elliott taught her to drive. Eskel served in World War II, and she prayed for the soldiers’ safety every morning before going to work. After Southeastern was sold, she attended Moore’s Beauty School in LaFollette and worked from 6-9 p.m. at the large shirt factory in LaFollette. After working as a beautician for a while she heard of work at Knoxville and she accepted a job at Breezy Wynn’s factory on 17th Street. She worked hard, learned fast and became a supervisor (called floor lady). She was responsible for training those under her supervision. As fate would have it, she hired a woman and trained her to set pockets.

Jack Rhyne, Maynardville city manager. The fund balance for debt service was $1,098,572 last year and is $1,371,062 this year. Dyer complimented officeholders for spending $200,000 less than was appropriated by the commission. Budget amendments reported here last week were passed without debate. Reorganization: Incumbents were re-elected to another term. Mike Williams is commission chair; Gary England is vice chair.

New staff for Mayor Mike Williams Mayor Mike Williams has added a new full-time and part-time staff member to his office, replacing Mary Cox who was hired by Finance Director Ann Dyer to replace Brenda Metcalfe who retired. Marcia Walker Inklebarger, a 2008 graduate of This woman was a cousin to the man who would become her husband. That woman told Dottie she wanted to bring her cousin, Taft Hutchinson, to Dottie’s house on Sunday. They stayed and ate supper. Dottie and Taft began dating, and one day they went riding up toward Jellico. Taft stopped at a stream, and Dottie says it was at that moment she knew Taft was the love for her. They dated several months and married in 1963. Dottie worked in the same 17th Street factory under various ownerships until her retirement in 1982. Dottie recalls that the pressures of World War II were tremendous. The federal inspectors would reject orders with too many flaws. Dottie worked at Paramount-Ulika Cleaners on Broadway at Central and Robbins Cleaners in Fountain City and has been doing alterations from home since then. Her husband, who grew up in Union County near the present Valley Grove Baptist Church, served in World War II. Upon his return from the service, he went to work at Rohm and Haas. When Taft and Dottie married in 1963 they bought



Union County High School, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from UT. She will work three days each week. Kayla Brantley, a 2007 graduate of Union County High School, has a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in criminal justice from LMU. Williams told the county commission that his office budget basically restricts him to hiring entry-level staff.

Dottie Hutchinson the big two-story house on what is now Old Maynardville Highway near Commercial Bank at Halls. They later moved to a new house in Palmer Hills. Taft died in 1995, and Dottie now lives in a condominium where she still has regular quilting parties. She is also passing on her quilting skills to her “young” friends to continue the tradition.

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Please tell Butch this one matters If you see Butch before I There was one stretch where do, please tell him this next the winner won the SEC one matters. East 11 of 14 years. No point in going back to the beginning of time. The two schools had a few early connections and played an occasional game but for this Marvin tale, let’s start with 1963. Tennessee’s acting athWest letic director went to a late summer fish fry in Fayetteville, Ark., so he could see his former Florida quarterThe Florida Gators are back, a young assistant on an official problem. They’ve Frank Broyles’ Arkansas whipped the Volunteers staff. eight consecutive times. Just as Jim McDonald That is pretty close to be- was starting as coach of the coming a habit. Volunteers, athletic director In theory, this would be Bob Woodruff was thinka fine rivalry if Tennessee ing who might be a replacecould win one now and then. ment. Doug Dickey was first Once upon a time, this choice. match of salty words and The switch worked for hard hits was really big. most of six seasons, un-

til Florida wanted Dickey back in Gainesville. That idea hatched in late summer 1969. What followed were denials, lies and damn lies. The Gator Bowl, bringing together Tennessee and Florida, was the depths of awkwardness. There remains some question as to where Dickey’s heart was that day. A funny thing happened the next September. Dickey had to bring his new team to Neyland Stadium to play the guys he left behind. The Vols annihilated the Gators. In no other so-called rivalry has there been so many sticking points. Consider 1977: the Gators scored with 46 seconds left to build a 10-point lead. The Vols responded with a fumble. Game over, right?

The Gators gained easy ground. With three seconds remaining, they surprisingly called time out. More surprisingly, quarterback Terry LeCount threw what looked like a TD pass to Wes Chandler. Officials interceded and said out of bounds. Trying to pile on points and further embarrass beaten visitors caused an explosion. All heck broke loose. There was a genuine brawl at midfield. Said John Majors: “Our time will come.” It took a while. After growing up in Johnson City, Steve Spurrier went off to be a Gator great, returned as coach and added other insults to injury. He scored far more points than necessary and made big jokes at Tennes-

All we have are questions No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions. (Matthew 22: 46 NRSV) Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. (Leonard Cohen)

In my first job after college, my boss was a man whose most famous quote was, “Don’t bring me problems! Bring me solutions!” In his discussions (argu-

ments? banter?) with the Pharisees, Jesus was the consummate debater. He discussed and sparred with them, taught them and led them into traps designed

see that Jesus was at times impatient with the slowness Cross of his students, especially Currents his disciples. However, if someone came to him sinLynn cerely seeking knowledge – Pitts or better yet, wisdom – Jesus was willing to teach. It was my discovery of to open their eyes to see Leonard Cohen’s verse things they had no desire (quoted above) that was an to see. He asked them ques- “Aha!” moment for me. Our wondering, our cutions (what our teachers called “thought questions” riosity and (let’s be honest) when I was in school) to our ignorance are, in truth, the “crack in everything” make them think. In other words, he that provides the entry point for the light to get in. brought them problems. If we read the Gospels If we are willing to allow carefully and honestly, we new thoughts, to reach new

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see’s expense. Florida was the beneficiary of the infamous fax of the Tennessee playbook. Florida was the beneficiary of the Jabar Gaffney noncatch. Florida did miss a field goal in 1998. Phillip Fulmer had serious difficulty with the Gators. The hall-of-fame coach lost 12 of 17. Peyton Manning was in the eye of that storm. He did not beat Florida. Some setbacks were not all his fault. Consider 1995: The Gators, trailing 30-14, scored 48 consecutive points to turn an exciting game into a 62–37 romp. Danny Wuerffel threw for six touchdowns and won the cover of Sports Illustrated. Consider 1996: The Gators scored five touchdowns

in the first 25 minutes. Later, Tim Tebow inflicted hurt on the Vols but Eric Berry got him for a big one, a pick and 96-yard interception return. Alas, Florida won, 59-20. Lane Kiffin was a lot of help. He popped off, accusing Urban Meyer of cheating. Next he said he was going to sing “Rocky Top” all night long after his Vols beat the Gators. I suppose you recall how that turned out. Nothing happened during Derek Dooley’s three years but the losses were not runaways. Tennessee-Florida needs serious rejuvenation. When you are talking to Butch, ask him to begin to start to turn this thing around.

understandings, to learn, we can begin to find answers to our questions. That is when we grow and become. I remember when my daughter Jordan came home from college for her very first fall break. She described her experience in classes as “honing my mind,” and she accompanied that statement with a movement of her head as if she was sharpening a knife on a whetstone. She was discovering the “crack in everything” and the light was pouring in. There are some folks who are afraid to ask questions, particularly about matters of faith, about the Bible.

They think it is impertinent, or sacrilegious. I believe that the Bible is sturdy enough to stand up to our questions, and I believe that it contains the answers we need to find our way to God. It is a compass that points us in the right direction. It is a whetstone that we can hone our souls on. Our questions are “the crack in everything,” the opening that lets the light in. Ask your questions. Ask them over and over, if need be. Ask them of different people. Ask them of God. Keep on asking, until you find answers, until the light gets in.

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A ‘Fair’ bunch of winners Union County 4-H poultry competitors took honors at the Tennessee Valley Fair:

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Events Kids: Get your Treasure Hunt from the market manager Plant Share Program: totally free! If you have a plant to share (perhaps a perennial that needs dividing), we’ll find it a good home! Saturday, Sept. 14: Thank You Farmers Breakfast! Thanks to the Union County Soil Conservation Service for hosting an appreciation breakfast for all Union County farmers from 8:30 - 11a.m.

Juniors: Summer Beeler 7th place individual Alex Craddock 5th place individual Junior High teams: Team A Caleb Key 3rd place individual Jim Morgan 1st place individual Ross Richnafsky 2nd place individual Overall 1st place Junior High team

Poultry judging at the Tennessee Valley Fair garnered Union County 4-Hers lots of ribbons. They are (front) Jeremiah Kadron, Joshua Sherritze, Summer Beeler, Ross Richnafsky. (Back) Dakota Sherritze, Jim Morgan, Nathanael Kadron, Martin Dickey and Caleb Key. Photo submitted

Down on the Farm at the Fair By Libby Morgan

Tuesday at the Tennessee Valley Fair was Down on the Farm Day, a free educational field trip for area students, where farm life was exhibited. Union County Ag Extension agent Shannon Perrin, volunteers and 4-Hers presented sheep and wool. Other counties presented horses, poultry, beef and dairy cattle, rabbits, goats, crops, tractors and milking. The children had handson experiences at all of the exhibits.

Emily Hocutt answers questions and teaches the students about sheep, with Mary Morgan and Anna Morgan backing her up.

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The Huffmans, an active Union County 4-H family, visit Down on the Farm. They are: Jennifer, Kayl, Chris, Kammie, Kaily and Kaleb Huffman.

Martin Dickey (seated) and Jim Morgan of Union County and Madison Martin of Monroe County assist the judges at the sheep show.

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UC High School Algebra I gets an A

Almost 200 students celebrate with their math teachers at Union County High.

Linda Harrell, Union County High School principal, celebrated with the math department after receiving a rating in the top five percent in the state in Algebra I. “The Annual Measurable Objectives showed a gain in proficiency and advancement of 23 percent since last year, and our scores for effectiveness jumped from normal in the past two years to the ninety-fifth percentile,” said Harrell. The testing is done in every major subject. Growth also was strong in Biology I, with gains in most other subjects.

Math teachers and administrators at Union County High School: Chase Cox, assistant principal Carmen Murphy, Tommy DeFoe, Alva Cunningham, principal Linda Harrell and Whitney Rowlett. Photos submitted “This shows our progress are to be commended for with the students here. Both their hard work,” Harrell the teachers and students said.

Patriots top Halls By Libby Morgan All four football coaches at Union County High School are new this year, and all are certified teachers. Head coach Ethan Edmiston began teaching world history in Maynardville in January. He relocated from Clarksville, Tenn., where he taught for two years. Joining him are UT grads Ryan Brinkmann, formerly a Maryville High School student teacher, and Tyler Carr, who taught and coached at Oak Ridge. Brinkmann is RB/DB coach and Carr is OL/DL coach. Kyle Starnes is a graduate of High Point University and is LB/WR coach.

“Halls was a good win to start off the season,” said Edmiston. “Every game is a good learning experience. We want more kids to come out for the team. We’ve got a really good group of seniors who have worked really hard to get the program turned around. “We are working hard to get better every day and focusing on playing as a team and having fun.” The team was honored at the September meeting of Union County Commission. “We have young coaches and young players,” said Mayor Mike Williams. “People are talking about this team.

“They are bringing positive publicity to our county. And they beat Halls.” That brought a cheer from the audience as team members stood. Officer Mike Butcher from the Sheriff’s Department whispered: “It makes me want to go back 20 years and be playing.” The team was 1-2 at press time with the win coming over Halls 26-20 in Week One. The Patriots lost to Gatlinburg-Pittman 48-20 in Week 2 and to Grainger 21-12 in Week Zero. Three home games remain: Sept. 20 vs. Pigeon The all-new coaching staff at UCHS are: head coach Ethan Edmiston with assistants Ryan BrinkForge; Sept. 27 vs. Scott; mann, Tyler Carr and Kyle Starnes. Photo by Libby Morgan and Nov. 1 vs. Austin-East.


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Matthew Torbett pictured after the football team’s win over Halls, in which Torbett had nine carries for 69 yards with a touchdown. He had 17 tackles, one a forced fumble and recovery.

Andi Smith is a junior on the UCHS volleyball team.

The UCHS boys basketball team is holding two fundraisers for the team’s homecoming queen candidate, Leslie Beeler. Proceeds from the events will go to the team. A silent auction will be held at the Friday Sept. 20, football game against Pigeon Forge. Items include: UT football autographed by Butch Jones, 2 UT football tickets with parking pass, Smokies tickets, baskets, various gift cards and more. Fido Fetch 2013 will be held during Homecoming week activities. Tickets at $5 each can be purchased from any basketball player. The ticket number will be put on a tennis ball and then all the balls will be thrown out into a field. A dog will be sent into the field to “fetch” the winning ball. The winner will receive $100, two UCHS T-shirts and two all sports passes.

Posture and bearing Chiropractic Outlook By Dr. Darrell Johnson, DC How you carry yourself during the day has more impact on your life than just presenting your image to those around you. Your bearing, or posture, is important to maintaining the health of your spine, which, in turn, affects your overall health. Keeping the spine in its natural “S” configuration is essential to maintaining a clear path for the spinal cord through the vertebrae – the individual bones that comprise the spine – and for the nerves that emanate from the cord, through the vertebrae to the different areas of the body. Good posture helps keep bones and joints in proper alignment. When joints are properly aligned, it minimizes the abnormal wear that leads to degenerative arthritis and pain. It also helps in

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Beginner sewing class for 4th graders and up, 3:45-6 p.m., Luttrell Library, 115 Park Road. Space is limited. Info: 992-0208.


Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Trail of Doom Corn Maze, Oakes Farm. Info: 1-800-532-9594.

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 AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.



“Thank You Farmers Breakfast” for all Union County farmers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Union County Farmers Market located at Union Co. High School. Sponsored by Union County Soil Conservation Service. Halls Crossroads Women’s League will host an Inside-Outside Stuff-A-Bag Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the corner of Maynardville Highway and Cunningham Road. Shoppers will be permitted to stuff a large brown bag full of clothing items for $5 per bag. Beth Moore – Living Proof Live Simulcast Event, 8:30 a.m., Revival Vision Church, I54 Durham Road, Maynardville. Cost: $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. Farmers with a single crop item are welcome. Applications available at the market. Info: 992-8038. 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: or 497-3603. Princess Party at the Tennessee Valley Fair, 4-6 p.m., Kiddie Land Fun Tent, located on the fairgrounds in Chilhowee Park. Sing-a-longs, face painting and more. Event is free with paid fair admission.

Affordable Health Care public meeting, 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Maynardville Senior Center on Main Street. New law, how to enroll, etc. Info: 992-1965. 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, 226-7272; Josh or David, 523-9334. Heiskell Seniors Fall Book Club meeting, 6 p.m., Heiskell Community Center, 9420 Heiskell Road. The first selection: “The Far Side of the Sky.” Info: Jacki Kirk, 938-2982.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 Barney Fife aka Sammy Sawyer and friends will present a night of family fun and worship 6 p.m. at New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road. A love offering will be taken. Info/directions: 546-0001 or Homecoming, 10:30 a.m., Hubbs Grove Church, 118 Hubbs Grove Road, Maynardville. All invited. Info: Mary Whitson, 254-1111. Homecoming, 10:30 a.m., Mount Hermon UMC, 235 E. Copeland Road. Led by pastor Gregg Bostick; special bluegrass music. Lunch follows. Everyone welcome. Homecoming, 11 a.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 1138 Raccoon Valley Road in Maynardville, just off Loyston Road. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. No Sunday school services and no evening service. Everyone welcome. Info: 256-8995.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 16-20 Annual Camp Meeting, the Church of God of Knoxville, 5912 Thorn Grove Pike. Services daily 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Info: Pastor Robin L. Thames, 748-5403.

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

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 19-21 Art-a-palooza! three-day fall festival, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Inside all three days: art sale and demonstrations, bake sale. Saturday: Art activities, live music, food, stories from Phil Campbell. Booths available for artists and craftspersons. Info: 357-2787;;

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 Rummage sale, 8 a.m., New Liberty Baptist Church, 5901 Roberts Road in Corryton, To benefit the Women of Faith Conference. Graveston Golf Tournament “Golfing for Missions,” Three Ridges Golf Course. Registration: noon; lunch: 12:30 p.m.; tee off: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $260 per team or $65 per golfer. Lots of prizes. Register: http://www. Info: 686-0186. Wallace Baumann Memorial Theatre Organ Concert featuring Jelani Eddington, 7:30 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for seniors (over age 60) and students. Tickets: 684-1200 or available at the Clinch Avenue ticket office. Luttrell Bluegrass Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Luttrell Park, located on Park Road behind Luttrell Elementary School. Free event. Food and craft vendors, a bounce house, car cruise-in and music all day. Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Fire Dept. Info: or 992-2811. Union County Farmers Market, 8:30-11:30 a.m., front parking lot of Union County High School. Info: 992-8038. Live country, bluegrass and gospel music, 7:30 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Knudge Your Knitting, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; instructor: Jane Flanagan; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: Sept. 16. Info: 494-9854 or Extreme Couponing Class, 10 a.m., Maynardville Public Library. Everyone welcome. Customer Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Farmers Co-op. Vendors, door prizes, complementary lunch. New customers welcome also.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 Homecoming, 11 a.m. worship service, Grace Full Gospel Baptist Church, 124 Ashley Lane in Corryton. Featuring: the Washams and the McClures. Everyone welcome.

MONDAY, SEPT. 23 Early Literacy Parent workshop, 6 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Explore the six essential skills your child, ages birth to 5 years of age, will need to master before they are able to read. Info: 689-2681.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 23-27 Vacation Bible School program at Adult Day Services, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Camp’s theme is based on the Jesus Fiesta! VBS program. Info: Kathy Chesney, Adult Day Services, or 745-1626.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 Square dancing classes, 7-9 p.m., the Senior Center in Maynardville.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 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, 226-7272; Josh or David, 523-9334.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival kicks off with “Sounds Like Home: A Night of Music from the Cumberlands” bluegrass concert. Gates open 5 p.m.; music starts 6 p.m. Cove Lake State Park, 1 mile off I-75 Exit 134 in Caryville. Info/advance tickets: www.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival, Cove Lake State Park in Caryville. Cost: $2 per person/$5 per family donation encouraged to help the Campbell Culture Coalition, an all-volunteer nonprofit community arts organization that puts on the Festival. Info: www. Church of God at Maynardville’s fundraising car wash, 8 a.m., Auto Zone, 2815 Maynardville Highway. Donation of $10 per car appreciated. Proceeds to help with Christmas float and annual Christmas play. Union County Farmers Market, 8:30-11:30 a.m., front parking lot of Union County High School. Info: 992-8038. Live country, bluegrass and gospel music, 7:30 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. Fall festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church, 9315 Rutledge Pike. Concession stand, vendors, games, inflatables for the kids, face painting, local rescue and fire department, and car show. AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.

Sunday, Sept. 29 Old Gray Cemetery’s annual Lantern and Carriage Tour, 4-7 p.m., 543 North Broadway. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 students; $5 carriage rides. No reservations necessary. Info: 522-1424 or

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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.

or email 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.

6362 MAYNARDVILLE HWY, MAYNARDVILLE – Investment property located within a min to Norris Lake (33 Bridge area). Est older bar (Judy's Bar) currently rented for $700/ mo. 3BR/2BA,16x80 single-wide rented for $400/ mo. Single-wide has kit w/oak cabs. Good cond. Shared well, sep septics. All on 1.35 acres on Maynardville Hwy. North on Hwy 33 7 miles N of Maynardville. Sign on property. Offered at only $99,900.

104 SWAN SEYMOUR, MAYNARDVILLE – Approx 1040 SF. Lake views. Within walking distance to Norris Lake. 3BR/2BA, oak flrs, oak kit cabs, all appl, new interior paint, 2-car gar & 1-car det gar. Fruit trees, sloping yard. In need of minor repairs. Lake access around the corner. Sold as is. Priced at only $82,300. Directions: N on Hwy 33 thru Maynardville to R on Hickory Valley, L on Walker Ford, L on Circle, L on Swan Seymour, home on right.

560 BLACK FOX HARBOR – Norris Lake front. Gated community. 3 BA , 1.41 acres on Norris Lake. Constructed in '97. Open LR and kit combo on main. Kit w/huge island. 3BRs up with walk-out porches. 2 full BAs up. Fin bsmnt and features a full BA w/easy access to outside. 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. Aluma Dock measuring 35' x 51' with a 50'x 5' walkway to shore. 2 boat lifts installed in the slips. Priced at 699,900

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 $127,500. 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 Commercial. Great location just off I-75 at Callahan Dr 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.


ROCKY TOP RD, LUTTRELL – All wooded 2.73 acres on outside entrance of SD. Sev home sites. Cnty tax appraisal $31,300. Sign on property. North on Tazewell Pk to Luttrell. R on Hwy 61E. Straight at curve at Water Dept. Cross RR tracks, turn L on Main, L on Wolfenbarger to Rocky Top Rd. Sign on property. Offered at only $99,900. MONROE RD, MAYNARDVILLE – Over 4 acres all wooded. Creek through property. Unrestricted. OK for mobile homes. Utility water available, electric. Perk test done. Make offer today. North on Hwy 33 to R on Academy across from Okies Pharmacy to R on Main Street to L on Monroe to property on right. Sign on property. Offered at only $15,500. HOLSTON SHORES DR, RUTLEDGE – Lot 18 in River Island. Beautiful .70 acre with frontage on the Holston River. Great for trout fishing. Lot has city water and electric in front of it. Already approved for septic. Lot lays gentle all the way to the river. Offered at only $49,900.

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