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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 15 ■ January 15, 2010 ■ ■ 50 Cents



Man indicted on child rape charge By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5Ranger Recollections Kelley shares stories from career with park service Mountain life, Page A12

SEVIERVILLE — The Sevier County Grand Jury has handed down six pages of indictments and presentments, including one charging Bobby Leon Cox with felony rape of a child. Cox, 53, of 2330 Maxwell Lane Lot 19 in Sevierville, allegedly had intercourse and perpetrated other sexual acts with a 6-year-old female relative. He has been held in the Sevier County Jail since late October

on felony rape of a child charge, but only this week was indicted. According to the warrant filed in the case, the girl told an official with the Department of Children’s Services that Cox forced her to commit sexual acts. The Mountain Press does not identify the victims of sexual crimes. When the investigator confronted Cox, the warrant says he admitted he had “on several occasions” engaged in sexual contact with the victim. He reportedly further said the most recent incident hap-

pened only a week before his Oct. 29 arrest. Since then, Cox has been held on $500,000 bond and has waived his right to a preliminary hearing as he awaits trial on the charge. The grand jury is a panel of 12 randomly selected county residents who meet in private to review criminal allegations to determine whether there is enough evidence to justify proceeding with a trial. They do not determine guilt or innocence. A new grand jury is selected every two months.

If a grand jury determines there is not enough evidence to merit a trial, it can return a finding on “no true bill.” If they find there is enough evidence to proceed, they can return an indictment or a presentment. Indictments are returned in cases where the charges against the accused party have already been announced in general sessions court, and a judge has sent the matter to the grand jury. Presentments See rape, Page A2

Sevierville ‘Idol’ Local policeman Bryan Walker sings his way to Hollywood

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Celebrities in the news R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass dead at 59

Weather Today Mostly Sunny High: 52°

Tonight Mostly Clear Low: 30° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Constance Mayberry, 56 Maxine Boatwright, 80 Ila Shepherd Stevan Bocik, 86 Robert Solari, 77 Betty Speers Theo Sims, 94 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-11 Classifieds . . . . . . A16-17 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A19

Corrections The Mountain Press is committed to accuracy. Please report factual errors by calling 428-0748 Ext. 214.

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Sevierville police officer Bryan Walker, shown during police camp last summer, made it to the next round of “American Idol.” His audition aired Wednesday night on the Fox show.

Sevierville police officer Bryan Walker will soon be on his way to Hollywood, advancing to the next round as an “American idol” contestant. Walker got three enthusiastic votes from judges during Thursday night’s airing of the Atlanta auditions. That secured passage to Hollywood when the next round of competition begins in February. Walker, 25, sang “Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me” to judges Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and guest Mary J. Blige. As with all contestants during auditions, he sang without music. “The thing I love most about you,” Jackson said after Walker finished, From ‘American Idol’ Web site “is, being a police officer, you look nothing Bryan Walker perlike you sound. I love forms on ‘American the fake-out. The singing Idol.’ police officer is hot. He can sing, man.” Walker auditioned some weeks ago and knew immediately he had made it to Hollywood, but at the request of the show he remained silent about it. Even on Thursday after his audition aired nationally, he was reluctant to talk to The Mountain Press without permission from the show. That permission, sought by police spokesman Bob Stahlke, apparently did not come by presstime. There are two pieces of videotape featuring Walker available on the “American Idol” Web site. In what’s called Golden Ticket interviews with contestants, he talks about his life in Sevierville and hopes for See idol, Page A4

Spur accident puzzles park officials Partially submerged car found abandoned By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer NATIONAL PARK — Rangers are looking for a person who apparently drove a car into the West Prong Little Pigeon River,

then fled the scene in a bizarre Wednesday night incident. According to park spokeswoman Nancy Gray, 911 dispatchers received a call from a driver on the Spur in the area of King Branch Road shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday reporting a car in the water. “Around 7:40 a.m., a visitor noticed a vehicle in the river off the Spur and called to report

that,” Gray told The Mountain Press Thursday afternoon. “Since the park service administers the Spur, the dispatchers called rangers to respond.” When those folks arrived on the scene, they found a red 1996 Ford Explorer three-quarters submerged in the icy water of the river, down an embankment from the roadway. They had to call for help from the

Pigeon Forge Police and Fire departments, Gatlinburg Police Department, and Sevier County Ambulance Service to move forward with rescue operations. “They could not determine from the riverbank if the vehicle was occupied,” Gray explained. “Fortunately, they were able to get help on that from the Pigeon See accident, Page A4

Aid starts to arrive for desperate Haitians By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Desperately needed aid from around the world slowly made its way Thursday into Haiti, where supply bottlenecks and a leadership vacuum left rescuers scrambling on their own to save the trapped and injured and get relief supplies into the capital.

The international Red Cross estimated that 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday’s magnitude-7.0 earthquake. President Barack Obama announced that “one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history” is moving toward Haiti, with thousands of troops and a broad array of civilian rescue workers flying or See aid, Page A2

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An injured earthquake survivor receives treatment at a medical clinic set up at MINUSTAH’s logistics base in Portau-Prince, Haiti.

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are returned when the grand jury issues charges that had not been announced previously. Sealed presentments are kept secret until the defendants are arrested. Names that are listed more than once represent people who faced multiple indictments. Also in the grand jury list: NO TRUE BILLS n Justin Daniel Stoffels – two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor n Isaac M. Allen – robbery, theft under $500 n Jerry Lynn Hickman – domestic assault (reasonable fear) n Elijah James Ogle – violation of a restraining order n Kenneth Perez – aggravated assault n James Michael Purdy – harassment n Alfredo Santiago III – possession of Schedule II drugs with intent to sell or deliver

PRESENTMENTS n Donnie Joshua Anderson – DUI (standard), DUI (.08 percent) first offense n David Dwayne Bell – DUI (standard), DUI (.08 percent) first offense n Monica J. Blackburn – DUI, DUI (.08 percen) n James Pat Campbell – possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of Schedule II hydrocodone n Mitchell Todd Carlton – DUI (standard), DUI (per se), leaving the scene of an accident, violation of the financial responsibility law n Larry Thomas Cochran – two counts attempted aggravated robbery n Mitchell L. Davis – burglary, theft under $500 n Christopher Kelyn Dearing – theft over $500, seven counts of theft under $500 n Andres Tolentino De La Cruz – three counts sale and delivery of Schedule II cocaine n Harold Clellan Dunn – burglary, theft under $500 n Jay T. Hampton – possession of Schedule II, IV and VI drugs, theft over $500 n Leslie Dawn Hurst – simple possession of Schedule II drugs, theft under $500 n Shannon Durain Ivey – aggravated burglary, theft over $500, two counts of theft over $1,000 n Walter A. Johnson – vandalism over $500, possession of burglary tools, unlawful possession of a weapon n Steven Allen Katka – two counts of domestic assault – bodily injury n Frederick Scott Keith – DUI (standard), DUI (per se), driving on a suspended/cancelled/


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sailing in to aid the stricken country — backed by more than $100 million in relief funds. To the Haitians, Obama promised: “You will not be forsaken.� The nascent flow of rescue workers showed some results: A newly arrived search team pulled U.N. security worker Tarmo Joveer alive from the organization’s collapsed headquarters, where about 100 people are still trapped. He stood, held up a fist in celebration, and was helped to a hospital. There are easily hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of people trapped, living or dead, in collapsed buildings. No one knows for certain. Friends and relatives have had to claw at the wreckage, often with bare hands, to try to free them. Many dead bodies that were recovered still lay in the street, often covered by a white cloth,

revoked license n Barbara Ann Kerley – DUI (regular) second offense, driving on a suspended/cancelled/revoked license because of DUI, violation of the implied consent law with past conviction n Richard T. Mansfield – DUI, possession of Schedules II and III drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident, four counts of vehicular assault, four counts of reckless aggravated assault, reckless endangerment n Michael Paul McGill – theft over $10,000, theft over $500, vandalism over $500, theft over $1,000 n Michael D. Morrow – aggravated burglary, theft over $500 n Elijah James Ogle – three counts aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon n Maribel Avelino Olarte – criminal simulation, no drivers license, following too close n Juan Oliveros – sale of a Schedule I controlled substance n Carl Brandon Perault – aggravated assault (domestic), violation of an order of protection n Carl Brandon Perault – assault (domestic), kidnapping n James Carson Peschl – DUI (regular) second offense, DUI (per se) second offense, two counts of vehicular assault, four counts of reckless aggravated assault, driving on a suspended/ cancelled/revoked license, reckless endangerment – deadly weapon involved n Timothy Petit – aggravated burglary, theft over $500 n Jack Price – attempted murder, two counts attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated assault n Kenneth M. Rhoton – DUI, DUI (.08 percent) n James H. Russell – theft over $500 n Jessica L. Scott – theft over $500, vandalism n Jessica L. Scott – vandalism over $500, theft over $500, criminal simulation n Adam Lee Spurgeon – attempted aggravated burglary, burglary of a building, theft under $500 n Bryan Chadwick Stout – two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft under $500, vandalism n Cory Switzer – aggravated burglary, theft over $10,000 n Casey Treat – DUI, DUI (.08 percent) n Alton Ray Vercher – DUI (standard), DUI (.08 percent) first offense, violation of the open container law n David Louis Way – burglary, theft under $500 n David Mark White – DUI, violation of the implied consent law, possession of a handgun under the influence, possession of a weapon n Randy Zlobec – DUI, four counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, four

counts of vehicular assault, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, seatbelt violation, criminal impersonation

in 81-degree heat. Some people dragged the dust-covered dead along the roads toward the morgue, where people came to hunt for relatives in a macabre sea of hundreds of bodies just a few feet from where badly injured victims awaited a doctor from the neighboring hospital. Planes from China, France,

Spain and the United States landed at Port-au-Prince’s airport, carrying searchers and tons of water, food, medicine and other supplies — with more promised the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation. The Red Cross has estimated 3 million people — a third of the population — may need emergency relief.

INDICTMENTS n Christopher Andrews – statutory rape n Jonathan Michael Atha – theft over $10,000, theft under $500, possession of drug paraphernalia n Ronald Bennett – domestic assault – bodily injury n David Ben Branam – DUI (regular) second offense, violation of the implied consent law with a prior DUI n William Dale Branam – simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication n Rebecca S. Callahan – DUI (standard), possession of Schedule II and IV drugs, seatbelt violation, following too closely, violation of the child restraint law, violation of registration law, light law violation, violation of the implied consent law n Darren M. Campbell – resisting arrest n Darren M. Campbell – three counts of reckless endangerment – deadly weapon involved, reckless driving, evading arrest by a motor vehicle, driving on a suspended/cancelled/revoked license n Misty D. Carr – seven counts of forgery less than $500 n Linda Cate – theft over $1,000 n Larry Thomas Cochran – resist, stop, frisk, halt arrest, search, criminal impersonation n Tim Contessa – domestic assault – bodily injury n Bobby Leon Cox – rape of a child n Dora J. Doty – DUI (standard), driving on a suspended/cancelled/revoked license, violation of the financial responsibility law n Harold Clellan Dunn – reckless endangerment n Roger Lynn Evans – DUI (standard), violation of the implied consent law, driving on a suspended/cancelled/revoked license, violation of the financial responsibility law n Lisa Ann Fox – prescription fraud n Lisa Ann Fox – failure to appear n David Allen Franklin – domestic assault n Scott R. Goble – theft over $1,000 n Joseph Green – domestic assault n Jay T. Hampton – possession of Schedule II drugs for resale n Jay T. Hampton – possession of marijuana for resale, possession of Schedule II drugs for resale n Robert Shane Hardin – DUI (standard), violation of the implied consent law n Roy Haynes – possession of a Schedule III controlled substance n Jason F. Heth – domestic

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assault – bodily injury n Terry Hodge – two counts of domestic assault – bodily injury n Justin Alexander Huffman – robbery, possession of Schedule VI drugs, possession of Schedule IV drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia n Kip J. Jensen – DUI (regular) second offense, violation of the implied consent law while driving on a revoked license for DUI n James Justus – theft over $500 n James C. Kilgore – theft under $500, violation of the open container law n Angela K. King – DUI (regular) second offense, violation of the implied consent law with prior DWI conviction n Robert Marion Kinton – domestic assault n Jeffrey E. Landis – vandalism (up to $500), public intoxication n Eva Faye Laws – fraudulent use of a credit card less than $500, filing a false report n Brandon C. Lawson – theft over $1,000 n Leslie D. Ledford – filing a false report n William D. Lennox – two counts of passing worthless checks less than $500 n William D. Lennox Jr. – evading arrest n Melissa A. Luton – driving on a suspended/cancelled/revoked license, violation of the financial responsibility law n Melissa A. Luton – driving on a suspended/cancelled/revoked license, violation of the financial responsibility law n Melissa A. Luton – driving on a suspended/cancelled/revoked license, speeding n Sonny Charles Manis – domestic assault – bodily injury n Derek Markley – driving on a suspended license, seatbelt violation n Ultra McCollum – DUI by consent n Michael Paul McGill – two counts of theft over $500 n Michael Paul McGill – possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia n Daniel McKinley McMahan – domestic assault n William Frank Miller – theft over $1,000, theft under $500, violation of the registration law, violation of the financial responsibility law n Michael Lowe Mundy – possession of marijuana with intent to sell, no drivers license, violation of the financial responsibility law n David Leonie Naquin Jr. – DUI (regular) second offense, violation of the implied consent law while driving on a revoked license for DUI n Christopher Neal Noon – DUI fourth or subsequent offense, violation of the implied consent law while driving on a revoked license for DUI n Victor D. Oakley – forgery over $1,000

n Elijah James Ogle – aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault n Maribel Avelino Olarte – two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II cocaine n Katina Parker – theft over $500, possession of burglary tools, handicapped parking violation, two counts of possession of Schedule II drugs n Katina Parker – theft under $500 n Katina Parker – theft under $500 n Katina Parker – theft over $1,000 n Kalpesh Kumar Patel – DUI (standard), violation of the implied consent law, speeding n Carl Brandon Perault – violation of an order of protection n Scott R. Rawlings – theft under $500 n Michael Dennis Reagan – being a habitual motor vehicle offender, DUI (standard), violation of the implied consent law while driving on a revoked license for DUI n Charles Dwayne Reno – DUI (standard), violation of the implied consent law, possession of Schedule III drugs n Jeffrey D. Rich – theft over $1,000 n Jeffrey D. Rich – aggravated burglary, possession of burglary tools n David Rivera – DUI (standard), violation of the implied consent law n Kingston E Ruffner – filing a false report n Antonio R. Sanchez – aggravated assault – bodily injury n Nicholas Sanchez – assault n Rodrigo Sanchez – aggravated assault – bodily injury n Jessica L. Scott – possession of burglary tools n Jessica L. Scott – driving on a suspended license, speeding, seatbelt violation, violation of the registration law, violation of the financial responsibility law n Glenn Dale Smith – aggravated assault n Glenn Dale Smith – theft under $500 n Hugh A. Smith – two counts of criminal simulation n Adam Lee Spurgeon – two counts of aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000, theft over $10,000 n Danny Jason Spurgeon – possession of alprazolam, criminal impersonation

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Carroll McMahan of the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce reads to children at the Pigeon Forge Public Library from “Back of the Bus� by Aaron Reynolds, a story of a black child riding on the bus on which Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Ala. Others are reading similar books at other libraries as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and observance in Sevier County. Jamesena Miller, Judge Dwight Stokes, Robin Cogdill and Sandra Donohoo were among the other readers.

ABWA announces grant opportunities From Submitted Reports SEVIERVILLE — The Sevier chapter of the American Business Women’s Association announces grant and scholarship opportunities coming in spring. An education grant of $1,500 is available through the local chapter and the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Foundation. Only chapters that participate and qualify with ABWA national guidelines may submit applicants for the grant. To be eligible, the applicant must be female, a U.S. citizen and have completed 60 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree or higher.  Anyone interested in receiving additional information should send an e-mail requesting “SBMEF Grant� information to or call 908-5986 by Jan. 30. The Sevier chapter of ABWA will be awarding local scholarships to Sevier County residents to students graduating from high school in spring and those currently enrolled or who are enrolling in the fall to continue their college education.  Local scholarship information will be published for applicants in early spring. Interested applicants may also send an e-mail requesting “Local Scholarship� information to or by calling 908-5986. “We look forward each year to assisting our local students and are excited to hear from anyone who would like to participate,� said Michelle Wallace, president of the Sevier chapter.

SEVIERVILLE — The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce will present the first Rose Glen Literary Festival from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27 at Walters State Community College. The day-long event will feature lectures, book signings and a luncheon with local authors and those who have written books about Sevier County. There is an $18 charge for attending the luncheon. Tickets will be sold on a first-comefirst-served basis. There is no fee to attend the other workshops during the day. To reserve tickets, call Carroll McMahan, Chamber of Commerce special projects facilitator and event organizer, at 453-6411. The highlighted book topics range from CSIstyle murder mysteries to historic texts and cookbooks to children’s books. Confirmed writers for the inaugural event: Bruce Wheeler, a retired UT professor and local history writer; Arthur McDade; Robert Allen, retired FBI agent and author of “Perry Camp Murders�; Steve Watson; Greg Johnson, author of “Sanctuary�; Jack Hodge, a local poet; Lin Stepp, “The Foster Girl�; Beulah Carr, “Civil War History of Sevier County�; Lyn Bales, a naturalist at Ijams Nature Center and author of “The Natural History of the Tennessee Valley�; Eric Ball, “Recipes

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Free evangelism course set for March From Submitted Reports GATLINBURG — A free evangelism course is coming to Gatlinburg March 4-6. Each day of the workshop. contains two sessions. One will be from from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will break for lunch on their own. Session 2 will go from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Garlands of Grace Ministries is sponsoring this event for anyone who wants to learn more about service to Jesus Christ, how to live their lives more effectively, be a better equipped witness, and gather information on the care of “new� Christians. Early registration will assure a seat. A Billy Graham Evangelism Association

workbook will be sold at the door for $4. There are no other costs for the classes. The Gatlinburg Inn will host the event. To register visit www. or call 4360313. Instructor Bob Kendig has served the Billy Graham Evangelism Association since 1992 as global mis-

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obituaries In Memoriam

Betty R. Speers Betty R. Speers of Sevierville, passed away January 12, 2010. She is preceded in death by her husband James M. Speers. Survived by her children; daughter, Hazel French; son, James V. Speers and wife Debby; daughter, Robin D Huskey and husband Steven; son, Jeffrey M. Speers and wife Sheila; son Patrick Speers; grandchildren, Ryan Speers, Ashley and Amber Speers, Cody Speers, Courtney Speers; great-grandchildren, Logan and Cameron Speers. The family would like to express a special thank you to Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab and also to Caris Hospice. Graveside services will be Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Beech Springs Cemetery in Kodak, TN, the Rev. Jack Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to God’s Storehouse Food Pantry, 601 W. Broadway, Newport, TN 37821. Guestbook may be signed at Highland South Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is providing arrangements.

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Robert “BJ” Solari Robert “BJ” Solari, age 77, passed away Monday, January 11, 2010. He was born in Arlington, MA, in 1932 and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired to the Pigeon Forge area and worked at Dollywood for Kodak Co. for the past seven years. He is survived by brother, Joseph Solari, Centerville, MA; sister, Sister Joanne Solari, of Cambridge, MA; and long-time companion Charles “Chuck” Law of Pigeon Forge. Robert is also survived by many nieces and nephews. McCarty Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, 607 Wall Street, 774-2950, in charge of arrangements.

Ila D. Shepherd

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Ila D. Shepherd, born Feb. East Chapel of Atchley Funeral 2, 1931, died Wednesday, Home with the Rev. Jerry Jan. 13, 2010. Hyder officiating. Interment Sur vivors: husband, 10 a.m. Friday in Alder Raymond Shepherd, sons, Branch Cemetery. David Shepherd and wife Jamie, Darrall Shepherd, n Phil Shepherd and wife Pam; grandchildren, Amber Gentile and husband Adam, Maxine Stephens Aaron Shepherd and wife Amy, Kameron, Kayle, Paige, Boatwright Maxine Stephens Boatwright, Peyton and Kyle Shepherd, Mitchel Desrange; three 80, of Orange Park, Fla., died great-grandchildren; sisters, Jan. 2, 2010. Sharlene James and Fran Survivors: sons, George, Woodring. many other family Stephen and Damon; grandand friends. daughters, Jennifer and Funeral service 7 p.m. Jackie Leigh; two great-grandFriday in the West Chapel children; “chosen” son, Mike of Atchley Funeral Home, Thompson; friend, Charlie the Revs. Hudson Chesteen Metcalfe of Gatlinburg. and Michael Allen officiatFuneral service was held at ing. Family and friends will Orange Park United Methodist meet 10 a.m. Saturday in Church on Thursday, Jan. 7, Henry’s Crossroads Cemetery 2010, Pastor Mark Becker for interment. The family officiating. Concluding serwill receive friends 5-7 p.m. vice was held at Magnolia Friday at Atchley Funeral Cemetery in Orange Park. Home, Sevierville. n

Constance “Connie” Redding Mayberry Constance “Connie” Redding Mayberry, 56, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. She was born Jan. 9, 1954 in Goodlettsville, Tenn., and lived in Sevier County for 27 years. Survivors: husband, Daryll Lynn Mayberry; daughter, Lindy Mayberry Sellers and husband Christopher from Stanfield, N.C.; son, Cameron Mayberry and Tarella Huskey of Cherokee, N.C.; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Tim and Debbie Redding, Dwight Redding, Kaye Redding, Larry Cunningham, and Ronnie Boshers of Goodlettsville; mother-in-law, Clara Mayberry, Pigeon Forge; nieces and nephews. Connie was employed for many years by SignMasters.

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In Memoriam

Theo Hazel Sims

Theo Hazel Sims, L.P.N., age 94 of Sevierville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home. Mrs. Sims was a faithful member of Parkway Church of God in Sevierville and ministered to many families through her profession as a private duty L.P.N. Her goal in life was to bring her family, friends and those she met to a saving knowledge and eternal relationship with the Lord. Her work here is done but her influence will go on forever. Theo’s favorite quote was “our life on earth soon will pass, only what is done for God will last.” She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles “Bub” Sims; parents, Bates Smith and Mama Belle Walker; daughter, Freda Maples; brothers, Carl Smith and wife Ollie, and Stewart Smith; great-grandson Christopher Mark Sims. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Rev. John A. and Pat Sims; daughter and son-in-law, Anna R. and Bill Huskey; grandchildren, Rick Maples, Bridgette Morton, Melody Blum, Shawn Maples, John Patrick, Matthew, and Mark Sims, Maria Cutshaw, Brent Huskey; great-grandchildren, Megan, Mary, David and Noah Sims, Jason Maples, Jessica Livesay, Hans, Seth, and Joseph Ballew, Oliver Morton, Ryan Cutshaw, Alex Maples; greatgreat-grandchildren, Elijah and Madeline Belle Ballew, Chloe and Elijah Livesay, Bryson Maples; sister, Joyce Catlett; special niece, Betty M. Ogle and husband Ron. Special thanks to the staff of Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Parkway Church of God, 661 Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with her son Rev. John Sims, Rev. Melvin Lonas and Pastor Philip Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Alder Branch Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

In Memoriam

Stevan Bocik

Stevan Bocik, age 86, of Seymour, Tennessee, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family and pastor on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Stevan was born in Senecaville, Ohio, to the late Frank A. and Pauline Bocik. He was the loving husband of 62 years to Marilyn Fisher Bocik, whom he married on July 26, 1947, in Findlay, Ohio. Stevan was a WWII Veteran and served in the Army Air Corps in England. He retired from North American Phillips after 30 years. Stevan was a member of Seymour United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph and John; sisters, Mary St. John, Alice Stears, Helen Houck, Annie Uhlrich; and daughter Annette Bocik Hein. Survived by sister, Kathryn Bohlender; daughter and son-in-law Cynthia and Dudley Lightle; son and daughter-in-law Todd and Donna Bocik; son-in-law Andrew Hein; grandchildren Jason Hooks, Kristen Starr, Courtney Smith, Andrea Hein, Kaitlyn and Brenna Bocik; great-grandchildren Olivia and Jacob Starr and Maya and Maxwell Smith; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Nancy and Ray Franks and sister-in-law Shirley Fisher and many special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 16th from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Seymour UMC, the funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Highland South Cemetery directly after the Church service. Highland South Funeral Home & Cemetery. (865) 573-7300.

Forge Fire Department.” Firefighters pulled on dry suits and braved the icy water to check the car out. When they did, they found it surprisingly unoccupied. Afer it was hooked up by cable to a wrecker, the vehicle was pulled out of the water. As of Thursday afternoon, the investigation into the incident was still ongoing and seemed to have officials puzzled. A search continued downstream from the accident scene for a body, as calls were put in to trace the owner of the car and deter-


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the show. The other is the tape of the show that was broadcast Wednesday and includes Walker’s audition. “I got a lot of encouragement to chase my dreams and to really push for an opportunity to share my music with people whose influence meant so much to me,” he said in the “Golden Ticket” tape that explains why a contestant tried out. “This was the reason I finally decided to chase that dream and take the opportunity to go out and give back to people.” Walker notes he had grown up in Sevierville around the local music industry, mostly associating with gospel music. He said his experience with different things in life and “different styles of people” sets him apart from others. There is another thing, too. “I’m a very deep thinker,” he said on the tape. “There is hardly ever a time of day that it’s hard to turn my mind off. Even when I’m ready to sleep, I’m thinking so much, thinking constantly and consistently about certain things.” Walker said he can beatbox, which is a kind of music language, and also play the drums.

mine if anyone had been checked in to the hospital with injuries that might be the result of such an accident. Rangers on the scene reported the roof of the Explorer sustained some damage, suggesting it might have had a rough trip into the river. “The top of the car was caved in, so it would appear the vehicle rolled,” Gray said. “There is an ongoing investigation to determine the circumstances. The ranger was able to surmise that it did not happen Thursday morning, that it probably happened Wednesday night.” n

There also is footage of Walker in his uniform around Sevierville, including giving seat belt advice to Mayor Bryan Atchley in an obviously staged act. During his audition Walker sang without the most famous judge, Simon Cowell, in the room. Cowell apparently got frustrated with earlier contestants and left the room. Walker did earn raves from the three judges who heard him. “You have the type voice,” Blige said, “that you don’t have to try to prove anything.” “This is what I love about this job,” DioGuardi said. “A guy comes in and you think, here we go, and you know what, that was great. This guy can sing.” Walker will going to Hollywood with well over 100 contestants for the next round. Eventually the Hollywood talent will be narrowed to 36. There is no guarantee Walker’s next performances will be aired on the show. “American Idol” is shown on Channel 43 in Knoxville. n

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Conley Trentham, left, Scottish Rites; Maggie Fox, Eastern Star; Paul Parrott, Masonic Lodge; Kim Grosser, assistant principal; and staff members of Boyds Creek School with shoes donated to the clothes closet that the school maintains.

Boyds Creek School receives donated shoes From Submitted Reports Boyds Creek School was the recipient of shoes donated through the efforts of Mountain Star Lodge 197, Sevierville Chapter 138 Order of Eastern Star, and Sevier County chapter of Scottish Rites.

This is an ongoing project of the Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star of Sevierville. They have adopted Boyds Creek School and assisted with donating items needed to the clothes closet that the school maintains. Worthy Matron Maggie Fox,

Eastern Star Chapter 138, said, “The coordination of the Masons, Eastern Star members and Scottish Rites has made the opportunity to participate in this worthy project a huge success. Each group seeks ways to give back to and assist the communities in our county.�

Tasty contest: 4-H holding cornbread cook-off Fourth-grade 4-H club members are invited to celebrate cooking and cornbread by entering a recipe in the National 4-H Cornbread Cook-off Contest. Recipes should be creative and easy to prepare and must contain at least one cup of Martha White Corn Meal or one package of Martha White Corn Meal Mix and be cooked in Lodge cast iron cookware. Novice cooks should submit their entries by March 2 to Vicki Lofty, Marion County UT Extension, 302 Betsy Pack Drive, Jasper, TN 37347. Recipes will be reviewed and 10 lucky 4-H’ers will be invited to participate in the youth cook-off at the National Cornbread Festival on April 24 in South Pittsburg, Tenn. Finalists will have one hour from start to finish to prepare their cornbread dish. Judging of the finished recipe will be based on creativity; texture, appearance, ease of preparation, appropriate use of products and

of course — flavor. The 4-H slogan is “Learn by Doing� so fourth-grade 4-H’ers get in the kitchen and learn to cook. Prepare a yummy cornbread dish that will make mouths water. Prizes: first place, $400; second place, $200; third place, $100; and the other seven finalists will each receive $50. All 10 finalists also receive special gifts from Lodge Cast Iron and Martha White. The 4-H agent or program assistant and the teacher of the winning contestant will each receive $50. Youth traveling more than 100 miles to the competition will receive $100 travel money. Vicki Lofty invites youth from all regions of the coun-




try to enter. “Every year I am amazed at the amazing tasty and creative recipes that are submitted,� said Lofty. To celebrate 100 years of UT Extension and 4-H in Tennessee, Marion County clubs have compiled a cookbook containing a collection of recipes from the past finalists in the National Cornbread Festival Cookoff. Funds from the sale

of the $6 cookbooks will be used to fund 4-H youth projects and activities. For more information about purchasing a cookbook or the cook-off call (423) 942-2656. Contest guidelines are also available at www.nationalcornbread. com. — Glenn Turner is a Sevier County agricultural extension service agent. Call him at 4533695.










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Christian youth to attend event

Resurrection, an event for Christian youth, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Over the next two weekends, beginning today, more than 13,000 teens will be in Gatlinburg for the youth conference. Resurrection is an evangelistic experience for youths ages 13 to 19 and their adult mentors. It is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Back by popular demand, Justin Lookadoo will deliver the message at each session. Kristian Stanfill will lead the worship for the first time.



Road closed temporarily

The city of Sevierville Department of Public Works is installing drainage tiles on Reed Schoolhouse Road. Weather and other conditions permitting, the estimated project completion date is today. The work requires the closure of the road to through traffic between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists can expect delays while work is ongoing.



Youth baseball fundraiser set

Smoky Mountain Youth Baseball Association will hold a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and player sign-up from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Church, 1103 Dolly Parton Parkway. The meal, incluidng a beverage, is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and free for ages 3 and under. Player sign-up fee is $30. Parents should bring a copy of the child’s bring birth certificate. For more information call Larry Emond at 5488555.



MLK activities planned Monday

The annual Sevier County observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday/ holiday will be Monday in downtown Sevierville. A walk from the courthouse to First Baptist Church will begin at 10:30 a.m. The program in the church will start at 11:15. Guest speaker will be Marjorie Stewart of Selma, Ala., who participated in civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s. The program also will include music, dance and other activities.



H1N1 vaccine to be available

A public H1N1 flu vaccine clinic is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Sevier County Health Department. To make an appointment, call 453-1032. H1N1 flu vaccine shots will be provided at no charge. There are also a limited number of appointments available weekdays. For more information visit fluclinic/default.aspx.



Relay For Life dinner planned

The deadline to RSVP for the Relay For Life dinner and dance “Puttin’ on the Ritz” has been extended to Jan. 21. The event will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Sevierville Civic Center. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, entertainment and photo.

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Bredesen K-12 plan heads to full Senate NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Phil Bredesen’s proposal to require up to half of teacher evaluations and tenure decisions to be based on student achievement data is headed to the full Senate for a vote and is progressing in the House. The Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed the measure Thursday. The governor has said it’s key to Tennessee’s chances of landing up to $485 million in federal “Race to the Top” money. Tennessee currently

uses no testing data to evaluate teachers. The measure that passed the Senate panel included several amendments, including the establishment of a fund for professional development of teachers and a measure to make sure funds are used properly. E d u c a t i o n Commissioner Tim Webb addressed questions from members of the committee and said there’s been “a lot of good conversation.” “We’ve been working

very closely to come to an end product that works for everybody and helps us get this money,” Webb said. The House Education Committee passed it’s version of the proposal 21-1 Thursday afternoon and sent it to the House Finance Committee. Bredesen said he’s optimistic the Legislature will approve the bill before Tuesday’s deadline to submit applications for the federal money. “What I have done is talk with the speakers and the leadership of both

parities,” Bredesen told reporters after a ceremony to swear in Gayle Ray as the state’s corrections commissioner. “They’ve assured me this is going to move forward, and it’s going to get done.” Bredesen said he hoped both chambers could finish their work on the K-12 measures by Friday evening. “Pushing this stuff back to the very, very final minute is a little nail-biting for me,” he said. “If they could get it done (Friday), I would love them to do that.”


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Today is Friday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2010. There are 350 days left in the year.


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It seems the opening of Belle Island Village, now several years past its initial date, will come a little later than even the most recent predictions. Developer Glen Bilbo said the new opening date for the much-anticipated project is now set for the beginning of April with a grand opening happening sometime shortly thereafter.


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On Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ditched his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled both the plane’s engines; all 155 people aboard survived.

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In 1844, the University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana. In 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta.

Trails Open: Ober Chute, Bear Run, Castle Run, Cub Way, Ski School and Mogul Ridge

Nation/world quote roundup “It’s incredible. A lot of houses destroyed, hospitals, schools, personal homes. A lot of people in the street dead. ... I’m still looking to understand the magnitude of the event and how to manage.” — Haiti President Rene Preval in an television interview a day after a magnitude-7 quake flattened much of the Haitian capital of 2 million people.

“People are angry. Reports of “record profits and bonuses in the wake of receiving trillions of dollars in government assistance while so many families are struggling to stay afloat has only heightened the sense of confusion.” — Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chairman Phil Angelides in a statement after top Wall Street bankers apologized for risky behavior that led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

“I have a message for parents, grandparents and caregivers: Do not allow young children to be given or to play with cheap metal jewelry, especially when they are unsupervised.” — Inez Tenenbaum, the chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in a written statement warning parents that cheap metal jewelry could contain hazardous levels of heavy metals such as lead and cadmium.

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Masked gunmen opened fire in a hotel lobby in Belgrade, killing Serbian warlord Zeljko Raznatovic, better known as Arkan, who had been indicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal for alleged atrocities in Bosnia and Croatia.

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“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.” — Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968).

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Teddy Pendergrass

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, who was one of the most electric and successful figures in music until a car crash 28 years ago left him in a wheelchair, has died of colon Pendergrass cancer. He was 59. Pendergrass died Wednesday in suburban Philadelphia, where he had been hospitalized for months. The singer’s son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had “a difficult recovery.”

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You’re on your own in America All of your adult life it seems you are told that you are your own doctor. You don’t believe that, or perhaps, just don’t think about it, until there inevitably comes a time when you have to spend a good deal of time with physicians. It’s usually too late. Like most everybody else hit with serious and continuing family medical problems, I’ve learned the hard way that doctors have the same accuracy rate as everybody else, perhaps more than auto mechanics, quite a bit less than National Football League officials. Words like misdiagnosis, malpractice and plain old confusion, fatigue, laziness, arrogance and stupidity become larger parts of your vocabulary. And you realize that often it is your own fault; you deferred to “expertise” or did not understand what you were being told by impressively credentialed medical men and women who may not have understood themselves. So it goes: the seven ages of men — and women. In other words, doctors, like politicians, almost never answer a simple question by saying “yes” or “no.” They prefer to cite statistics, a technique which should always be met with suspicion. Actually, I am not picking on doctors. I might like to, but that is raging against the night, against the unknown. You have to be your own doctor because you learn that doctors are just like everybody else, except they have better (and much more expensive) toys — gleaming white machines as mysterious as flying saucers. I am commenting on life in the age of knowledge. There is too much of it, knowledge, around these explosive days. We are in a time warp in which no one knows enough to connect the dots. We are, with the help of Google, on our own. We are not only our own doctors, we are also our own health-care experts, plumbers, electricians, nutritionists, travel security agents and most anything else you must think about in these overcaffeinated times. Does anyone understand or believe the numbers on cereal boxes? On Christmas Day, did anyone believe the people in uniforms at airports from Africa to Europe to Detroit actually know what they were looking for or doing? The near catastrophe on Flight 253 was an important lesson. The best defense against air terrorists is not machinery; it is other passengers. Us, we on our own. David Brooks, the thoughtful New York Times columnist, blamed some of this on institutions in a New Year’s Day column titled “The God That Fails,” on a sort of American return to the faith of childhood, saying: “During the middle third of the 20th century, Americans had impressive faith in its own institutions. It was not because those institutions always worked well.” — he cites the Federal Reserve — “But there was a realistic sense that human institutions are necessarily flawed. ... That mature attitude seems to have largely vanished. Now we seem to expect perfection from government and then throw temper tantrums when it is not achieved.” I’m not so sure about that. I am not meeting many people these days who expect government perfection or even competence. Quite the opposite, I’m afraid. What got me thinking these discouraging things was not so much Brooks’ column, but a response sent to him by a veterinarian from McKenna, Wash., named David Jolly, who blames Ronald Reagan, “One of the most damaging figures in American history.” Is that fair? Quoting part of Dr. Jolly’s letter: “The Reagan Delusion is the simplistic formula that seeks to define America’s problems in a way that posits an entirely good ‘us’ and an entirely bad ‘them.’ It has led to a nearly bankrupt, ungovernable country with crumbling infrastructure and ever-widening gaps in income, wealth and general prosperity. The formula is: America’s enemies (are) government (other than military spending) and economic support of mega-business, plus taxes, plus regulation, plus general liberal wussiness.” You may not agree with Dr. Jolly or Brooks, or Reagan or me. But we all seem to end up in about the same place: Something has gone terribly wrong in America, and you’re on you own, buddy! You’re your own doctor. — Richard Reeves, a presidential scholar and expert on six presidents, is the author of several books, including profiles of Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. Column distributed by Universal Syndicate.


Food, for thought SMARM takes bite out of hunger by expanding Hot Meals program In Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries, Sevier County residents in need certainly have a friend indeed — and in deed. For all of the good work SMARM does in the county, it added another to its list of good deeds this week when it expanded its Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts program. This past Tuesday, SMARM, in partnership with Second Baptist Church in Sevierville, started offering its second free meal of each week from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the church. This dovetails with another free meal served on Thursdays at the same time at Sevierville’s First United Methodist Church. For the less fortunate in our community, these meals are a godsend. SMARM has been trying for sev-

eral years to expand the program to provide daily meals for the needy. That effort, unfortunately, took a step backward when a daily meal in Gatlinburg failed to take hold because of a seeming lack of interest from volunteers. Fortunately for the program, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Sevierville, where Second Baptist member Janice Honaker felt the call to mobilize the congregation to help. She approached SMARM Executive Director Dick Wellons and invited him to speak at the church. The congregation opened its arms to Wellons, embraced the idea, and the program took root. Second Baptist has agreed to prepare the food, which is donated by local restaurants or

supplied through area food banks that are in partnership with SMARM. Members also agree to serve the meals and do the other work involved in the project. We don’t know what is on the horizon or what SMARM’s capabilities are, but it would be nice to see the program in Gatlinburg rekindled and perhaps others in areas such as Pigeon Forge and Seymour started. There are, after all, hungry and less fortunate people throughout the county, not just in Sevierville. If there’s a way for it to happen, you can rest assured Dick Wellons will find a way to get it done. For more information about the program, call the SMARM office at 908-3153. You’ll be glad you did.

Political view

Public forum Robinson right to question city spending procedures on tourism

Editor: Commissioner Randal Robinson has been very concerned about the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism lately, and for good reason. First, he noticed that the city has been operating under a defunct advertising agreement with Bohan Agency Inc. for almost eight years, an agreement that has not been approved by the city board since 2002. This 2002 agreement, signed by former Mayor Ralph Chance, contained several monthly fees, one being a public relations fee of $11,083. For the same fee, in November of 2008, City Manager Earlene Teaster wrote a check in the amount of $17,233, and in November of 2009, $18,843. None of these increases have been approved by the board, as required by state law. City Attorney Jim Gass says by approving the annual budget, the board approved the increases. I fail to see how approving a line item in an appropriations bill for advertising (for $10,449,312)

amends the agreement with Bohan. If you follow Gass’s analysis through to conclusion, why have any meetings with the city board? They could meet once a year, approve the annual budget, go home and let Teaster enter into any agreement she wishes without a valid contract or board approval. Robinson also feels that the advertising contract should be publicly bid to ensure fairness and competition for prices. The bidding issue produced conflicting opinions from Dennis Dycus, director of State Municipal Audit, and Pat Hardy, a consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. Robinson asked the board if it should seek an opinion from the attorney general to ensure it was acting within the law by choosing not to publicly bid the agreement. The other board members seemed taken aback by the suggestion. One commissioner stated, “Do we really want to ask?”, a feeling echoed by the mayor who said, “I’m not sure if we want to open that can of worms.” With the exception of Robinson, it appears the rest of the board had no interest in clarifying whether or not their actions were legal. Why not?

At a workshop (held without adequate public notice) with city officials last week, Robinson inquired about the whereabouts of certain invoices from Bohan. According to the State Division of Municipal Audit, “municipal officials should ensure that [a] …statement from the vendor is compared to the individual invoices on file” and that the “testing of prices … should be required.” Since the agreement provides for a commission of 15 percent of Bohan’s annual multimillion dollar media purchases on behalf of the city, I would hope that someone over the past eight years has been inspecting and “testing” the invoices. Apparently not, because no one at City Hall had them. Let’s be clear. Robinson is not out to destroy tourism. He probably feels obligated to ensure that the city’s money is spent wisely. He seems to be alone in this, which is a shame. I wish more politicians would be as concerned as Robinson when it comes to big government spending. Keep up the good work, Randal. Tony Lee Rast Sevierville

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A familiar face returns? Cutcliffe expected to take the reins of the Big Orange From Staff Reports

KNOXVILLE — As Internet rumors spread like wildfire speculating the University of Tennessee’s next head football coach, one familiar name stood out to many Volunteer fans — that of former offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe. As the day wore on and rumored coaches’ names fell to the wayside, Cutcliffe’s seemed to stick. By evening, several media outlets were citing ‘sources’ that barring a last minute complication Cutcliffe would be the Volunteers’ new coach. But, as of 10:45 p.m., there had been no official announcement and athletic director Mike Hamilton had not confirmed the Cutcliffe rumors. ESPN was still reporting that Cutcliffe, along with Louisiana Tech coach Derek Dooley appeared to be Tennessee’s remaining choices. Cutcliffe, who was born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., and attended the University

of Alabama, came to Tennessee in 1982 as a part-time assistant under Johnny Majors. A year later he was tight ends coach and assistant offensive line coach. By 1990 Cutcliffe had become quarterback coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1993, where he mentored a young Peyton Manning. In 1998 Cutcliffe helped the team to the first BCS National Championship. Prior to the championship game, however, he left for the head coaching job at Ole Miss, where he’d guide the Rebels to a 44-29 mark over six seasons. There, he coached Manning’s brother Eli to a Cotton Bowl victory in 2003. The next year, following a 4-7 season, he was without a head coaching job. From there Cutcliffe had a brief stint as assistant head coach with Notre Dame, before health issues forced him to resign. Following a successful triple-bypass, Cutcliffe rejoined Tennessee in 2006 following the ouster of offensive coordinator

Randy Sanders, who’d followed Cutcliffe in that position at UT. Since leaving Tennessee to become Duke University’s head coach in 2007, the Blue Devils have gone 9-15, a record that doesn’t sound impressive, except when it’s pointed out the team took six seasons to win that many games prior to Cutcliffe’s arrival.


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Bears rebound to blow away Hurricanes

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By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor

SEVIERVILLE — Who are these girls in Purple and White? The Sevier County Bearettes (5-10, 4-3 in District 2-AAA) won their second game in a row against stiff competition Thursday night, beating the Morristown East Lady Hurricanes (8-6, 4-4) 63-55. The Bearettes used the combination of senior Jaisa Moritz’s outside shooting touch and sophomore Carly Pippin’s allaround game to blow past the Hurricanes in the game’s third quarter and never looked back. After a back-and-forth first half, a 3-point barrage from Moritz, Pippin and Hailey Tackett pushed the Bearettes out to a nine-point lead late in the third quarter 48-39. East tried to surge back into the game with five straight points, but another Moritz 3-ball ended the quarter at 51-44. The Bearettes slowed the game down in the final quarter after taking a double-digit lead on a Tackett 3-point play. Kendra King and Sam Hale combined to get East back in the game at 57-53 with just minutes to go, but Madison Pickel and Joslyn Connatser sealed the win for SCHS with some clutch free

SEVIERVILLE — Two nights after a disappointing loss against Jefferson County, the Sevier County Bears showed why AP voters had them in their top 10 this week. Behind balanced scoring and good defense the Bears (13-2, 6-1 in District 2-AAA) blew past the visiting Morristown East Hurricanes Thursday night 69-47. “The kids were upset on how we shot on Tuesday,” coach Ken Wright said. “We didn’t handle the snow days really well. “We knew we had to play extremely well to hang with (East). They kept making runs on us, but we held them off. Every time they made a run we came right back at them.” The Bears made the game’s first run, jumping out to a 17-5 first quarter lead behind the 3-point shooting of senior Zach Carlson. Other Bears got into the act, too, as Austin Nave and Josh Johnson both hit big jumpers in the run. Johnson did get into some early foul trouble, and the Bears missed his defense in the second quarter as he sat the bench. East outscored the Bears


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Sevier County’s Hailey Tackett goes up strong for a tough offensive rebound.

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Sports â—† A9

Friday, January 15, 2010 â—† The Mountain Press RACING WITH RICH

NASCAR Attendance and TV ratings may rise Yes, you read the headline of this column correctly. I, an outspoken critic of the direction NASCAR has taken in recent years, am predicting that attendance and television ratings will rise in 2010. I have a two-fold reason for making such predictions. First, NASCAR has taken what is for them the unprecedented step of listening to complaints. This has been evidenced in the implementation of double file restarts, the apparent replacement of the CoT’s rear wing with a spoiler and possibly even the elimination of no-bump zones and yellow line rules at Daytona and Talladega. But in

Over the past few seasons I have had many people tell me they no longer go to races because the later start times make it too difficult to get home in time for a decent rest before going to work the next morning. regard to causing improved When faced with a four attendance and ratings, the hour drive to get home after a race that ends at 6 p.m. best move they have made or later, the average person is the change in starting may opt to stay at home times for most races. and save money rather than Many races this season will start at 1:00pm eastern do all that tiresome traveltime. The earlier and more ing to watch what may turn out to be a less-than-enterconsistent start times will taining race. At least fans help people know when to know they will be home at a tune in to actually watch decent hour this season. the race rather than hours Starting races as late of fluff filled pre-race shows. Also, the earlier start as 3 p.m. leaves a limited times will benefit those fans window to work with in the event of bad weather, in attendance.

very frustrating for someone who paid for a ticket and sat for hours in the grandstand watching what amounted to a circus only to have it start raining at the time for the command to start engines. For television, early start times will cause viewers to get into a race before they find something else to do. Since many NASCAR Sprint Cup races take place on warm Sunday afternoons, it is easy for the casual fan to drift away from the TV and find other ways to occupy their time. So, earlier start times will play a role in boosting both attendance and television ratings in 2010. However, all of this col-

Tigers wrestling takes 3 in Kentucky

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. — The Pigeon Forge Tigers wrestling team traveled to Whitley County in Kentucky on Tuesday and swept the meet with three teams wins. The Tigers concurred McCreary County 60-24, Whitley County 31-24 and Wayne County 32-27. Individual Pigeon Forge results against McCreary County were as follows: n Caleb Poole won by decision 12-7 in the 103pound class n Joseph Dodgen won by pin in the 112-pound class n Spencer Davis won by pin in the 119-pound class n Nate Croley won by pin in the 130-pound class n Nathaniel Parton won by pin in the 140-pound class n Edward Holland won by pin in the 145-pound class n Cody Davis won by pin in the 171-pound class n Hayden Whaley won by pin in the 189-pound class n David Kieta won by pin in the 215-pound class Individual Pigeon Forge results against Whitley County were are follows:

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Pigeon Forge freshman Spencer Davis earns a victory by pin over a wrestler from McCreary Central of Kentucky on Tuesday.

lows: n Caleb Poole won by pin in the 103-pound class n Joseph Dodgen won by decision 14-0 in the 112pound class n Nate Croley won by decision 10-2 in the 135pound class n Edward Holland won by pin in the 145-pound class n Tad Walde won by decision 7-0 in the 160-pound class n Cody Davis won by decision 7-0 in the 171-pound class The Tigers next travel to Halls tonight for a match.

n Joseph Dodgen won by in the 285-pound class pin in the 112-pound class Individual results against n Spencer Davis won Wayne County were as folby decision 5-2 in the 119pound class 3AVE.OW^/N5TILITY#OST n Nate Croley won by &2/:%.0)0%30%#)!,)34 decision 17-4 in the 130pound class 3AVE5P4O ON.EW3YSTEMS n Cody Davis won by deci 7INTER4UNE 5P3PECIAL sion 13-9 in the 171-pound s#OMPLETE3YSTEM#HECK class n Hayden Whaley won s#LEANS#OILS %XP by decision 4-3 in the 189s&REON4OP OFF5PTOLBS  pound class 2%!'!.(%!4).'0,5-").' n David Kieta won by pin in the 215-pound class GAS ELECTRIC n Brett Stelzer won by pin

umn is not lined in silver. I also believe attendance and ratings will rise because last year’s numbers are so low. Since both numbers have been in almost steady decline since 2004, one has to believe the bottom is somewhere in sight. Before I had three children and actually had a little extra money, I used to dabble in the stock market from time to time. One strategy that some investors occasionally use is to buy stock in a solid company that has had a down year. The hope is that the company will be able to show profit gains simply because the previous year was bad and the comparisons are easy. This, however,

depends on the company in question being a solid company. Is NASCAR indeed a solid company? And for the last bit of skepticism to be cast on what might be a year of increased attendance and television ratings, I do not believe the increases will be very big ones. As a matter of fact, I would use the word slight in describing any potential positives in the coming 2010 season. In closing, NASCAR will at last experience a year of increased attendance and television ratings in 2010, but it won’t be much of an increase. — Please contact me by visiting my website at RacingWith

SPORTS BRIEFS Little League football elections upcoming Sevierville Football Little League presidential elections will be held Monday, Jan. 25, at the little league football field house behind the middle school at 6 p.m. The board will vote following presentations from perspective candidates. Anyone is eligible to run for the position.

SCBA baseball sign-ups this weekend

Sevier County Baseball Association will be holding their sign-ups on Friday, Jan. 15, from 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9-3 at the Pigeon Forge Community Center.

Bower Field coaches meeting

There will be a Bower Field coaches meeting for all ages — wee ball, tee ball and softball ages 8-14 and baseball ages 8-12. The meeting will be at “The Barn� on Hwy. 411, Sunday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in coaching or assisting must attend. For futher information, call Gary at 573-3016 and leave a message.





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A10 â—† Sports

The Mountain Press â—† Friday, January 15, 2010


Highlander teams earn sweep over Union’s Patriots By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer GATLINBURG — Both the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders basketball squads had a good night Thursday against visiting district rival Union Patriots. The Blue-and-Gold girls took a huge 31-point 61-30 win, while the G-P boys came from behind in the fourth quarter for a onepoint 60-59 win. G-P boys take nailbiter, 60-59 The Highlanders trailed at the end of every quarter except the final one. After jumping out to a 9-6 lead in the first quarter, Union was awarded six consecutive free throws after being the beneficiary of a shooting foul and two G-P technical fouls on one play. The Patriots made 5-of-6 charity shots to gain a an 11-9 lead that they would not surrender easily to the Highlanders. In fact, G-P never led again until 61 seconds remaining, when junior Morrease “Mo� Barber slam dunked for the second time in the game, giving the Blue and Gold a 59-58 lead. Union managed to tie it with 50 seconds left, hitting 1-of-2 from the stripe to make it 59-59. G-P looked to hold for the final shot, and senior Marquise “Q� Wall made it pay off when he drew a Cobey Hitchcock/The Mountain Press shooting foul on a 15-foot G-P junior Morrease "Mo" Barber puts up a turnshot with 2.16 seconds on around shot against Union County on Thursday night. the clock.

(Thursday) “was very uplifting for our team,� said Placeres. “It’s going to be an extremely hard challenge on Saturday night against Fulton, but we’re looking forward to it.�

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G-P’s Morgan Dodgen snags a rebound away from Union County during Thursday night’s game in Gatlinburg. Wall missed the first but made the second free throw to make it the final. “It was a heck of a ball game,� said G-P coach Raul Placeres. “Union was on a seven-game winning streak, so we knew we had our work cut out for us. “We fought hard and we persevered. Sometimes you don’t play well but you find a way to win. We found a way to win (Thursday night).� G-P senior McKinley Maples led G-P with 14 points, junior Jose “Joshy� Agosto had 12, Barber

had 11 and Wall had 10 in the winning effort. Jon McCroskey hit a huge trey with 5:40 in the fourth quarter to knot it at 50s and finished the night with nine ticks. Garrett Buckner added four points. The come-from-behind win against Union gives the G-P team a lift heading into Saturday night’s huge matchup against the defending back-to-back state champion Fulton Falcons. The Highlanders will host the contest with girls’ tip at 6:30 p.m. and boys’ at about 8 p.m.

G-P girls take big win, 61-30 The Gatlinburg-Pittman Lady Highlanders (8-5, 2-2) took a huge 31-point win over visiting District 3-AA rival Union Lady Patriots (5-10, 0-4) on Thursday night. The Blue-and-Gold girls rode a huge 22-point second quarter effort to take a 35-17 edge by intermission. The Lady Highlanders hit for just 53 percent of their free throws on the night (19-of-36), but G-P connected on 11-of-18 from the charity stripe in the big second quarter. G-P freshman Karsen Sims led all scorers on the night, hitting for 17 points in the win. “Our little freshman went off tonight,� said G-P coach Mike Rader. Lacee Tinker and Leah Bryan added eight points apiece in the win. MaKenna Lewis and Macy Shults had six points each, Beka Owens had five and Stephanie Taylor added four on Thursday night. Union’s Stephanie Bruner was the lone double-digit scorer for the Lady Patriots with 11 in the losing effort.

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Sevierville Bowling Center High scores through Tuesday. Women’s games: Stephanie Lanier 245, Liz Garrett 239, Sherry Bevins 207, Melanie Norman 207, Pam Galyon 202, Tonya Gibbs 197, Margaret Meadows 190, Tomi Hutton 189, Tammy Finamore 185, Wilma McConville 184 Women’s series: Stephanie Lanier 617, Liz Garrett 586, Melanie Norman 532, Debbie Dockery 501, Sherry Bevins 501, Toni Alexander 491, Wilma McConville 487, Margaret Albarran 487, Margaret Meadows 484, Betty Bevins 483 Men’s games: John Howard 277, Skip Shore 268, Chuck Swope 258, Rodney Lee 257, Vince Harris 248, Danny Smith 247, Cody Ferguson 245, Tim Bevins 245, Bob Bradley 239, Mike Moyers 238, Leroy Lee 237 Men’s series: John Howard 715, Cody Ferguson 701, Tim Bevins 687, Rufus Asher 671, Mike Moyers 664, Vince Harris 648, Ernest Lamon 638, Aaron Beckett 635, Wes Boyd 632, Skip Shore 629 Submitted by: Charlie McFalls Sr.

Ernie James, 182 Angie Faughn, 170 Wilma McConville, 163 Caroline Kent, 162 High series: Ernie James, 508 Liz Garrett, 499 Angie Faughn, 475 Bobbie Hart, 444 Wilma McConville, 442 Gatlinburg Bowling Center League results through Tuesday. Monday Night Mixed League Men’s high game/series: Robert George, 211 Chip Lewis, 576 Women’s high game/series: Bonnie Pearson, 149 Kelsey Sortore, 435 Tuesday Night Men’s League High game/series: Randy Dixon, 224 Jacob Metcalf, 555

n c a a h o o ps Men’s Top 10 Fared Wednesday 1. Texas (16-0) beat Iowa State 90-83. Next: vs. Texas A&M, Saturday. 2. Kentucky (17-0) did not play. Next: at Auburn, Saturday.

Women’s Top 7 Fared Wednesday 1. Connecticut (16-0) beat Marquette 68-43. Next: vs. No. 3 Notre Dame, Saturday. 2. Stanford (13-1) did not play. Next: vs. Washington State, Thursday. 3. Notre Dame (15-0) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Connecticut, Saturday.









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4. Tennessee (14-1) did not play. Next: at Florida, Thursday. 5. Ohio State (17-1) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois, Thursday. 6. Georgia (16-0) did not play. Next: at Vanderbilt, Thursday. 7. Duke (14-2) did not play. Next: at No. 25 Miami, Thursday.

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3. Kansas (15-1) beat Nebraska 84-72. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Saturday. 4. Villanova (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 11 Georgetown, Sunday. 5. Syracuse (16-1) beat Rutgers 81-65. Next: at No. 10 West Virginia, Saturday. 6. Purdue (14-2) did not play. Next: at Northwestern, Saturday. 7. Michigan State (14-3) beat Minnesota 60-53. Next: vs. Illinois, Saturday. 8. Duke (14-2) beat Boston College 79-59. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Sunday. 9. Tennessee (12-2) did not play. Next: vs. Auburn, Thursday. 10. West Virginia (13-2) beat South Florida 69-50. Next: vs. No. 5 Syracuse, Saturday.

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No. 9 Tennessee beats Auburn 81-55 By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl expected his Volunteers to follow up a big win with a slow start. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why he issued a warning to his starting lineup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I anticipated that our energy would not be where it was for Kansas, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no excuse for that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I had to get after them and make sure that some of my starters understood that if they did not step up physically they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be playing.â&#x20AC;? Starting center Wayne Chism heeded the warning and had 12 points, 12 rebounds and six steals as No. 9 Tennessee shook off the slow start to beat Auburn 81-55 on Thursday night. Bobby Maze and J.P. Prince both had 14 points for the Volunteers, while Scotty Hopson chipped in 11 and Kenny Hall 10. Through the first half, Tennessee (13-2, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) looked sluggish following its 76-68 win over then topranked Kansas on Sunday. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when Chism took over, fighting for rebounds and steals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took their hit and we kept going,â&#x20AC;? Chism said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pick it up.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So we picked it up, got a couple of stops, a couple of big rebounds, made a couple of big shots ... and we ran on from there.â&#x20AC;?


throws. The first half was a torrid back-and-forth affair that saw 16 lead changes or ties. Morristown East had the advantage early on inside as Megan Blaylock and Emilie Hensley scored against smaller Sevier County defenders. SCHS guards Pippin and Tackett kept the Bearettes in the game, however, with several strong drives to the basket. A 5-0 East run to close out the first quarter left SCHS trailigh, though, 15-10, as the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first buzzer sounded. A Tackett bucket after an offensive rebound and a Pickel 3-pointer knotted the game at 15-15 in the opening moments of the

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I anticipated that our energy would not be where it was for Kansas, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no excuse for that,â&#x20AC;? coach Bruce Pearl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I had to get after them and make sure that some of my starters understood that if they did not step up physically they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be playing.â&#x20AC;? Pearl and Chism both remembered the last time the Vols upset a No. 1 team. They suffered a letdown loss to Vanderbilt three days after beating Memphis on Feb. 23, 2008. And after grabbing road wins at South Carolina and Florida last season to clinch the SEC East Division title, the Vols lost at home to Alabama to wrap up the regular season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought Auburn brought great energy, great effort and intensity at the start of the game. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the same energy,â&#x20AC;? Pearl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told the team that if that was the case â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and human nature said it could be the case â&#x20AC;&#x201D; letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not make it worse.â&#x20AC;? The teams were tied at 42 with 18:19 left when Maze hit a jumper in the lane to launch an 11-1 run that seemed to knock off the rust. The Vols started taking advantage inside, finishing with 48 points in the paint compared to the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 12. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got nothing from our inside game, I mean zero,â&#x20AC;? Auburn coach Jeff Lebo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were kind of forced at that point to go out on the perimeter, and we shot the ball so poorly in the second half.â&#x20AC;?

second. An 8-0 run by the Lady Hurricanes pushed the East squad up 26-19 a few minutes later, but Sevier County responded, as Moritz poured in a pair of treys to help cut the lead to one at 28-27. But a 3-point play from Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lindsey Wells following a putback bucket from the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Canes gave the team a 33-27 lead at half. Moritz was the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer in the win with 21 points, followed by Pippin with 18. Tackett played a great overall game, snagging several offensive rebounds and putting up 12 points. Pickel added six points, follwed by Connatser with four and senior Amanda Parton with two. The Bearettes play again tonight at Cherokee.


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Renaldo Woolridge hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired to give Tennessee a 53-43 lead with 13:46 left to help ice the Tigers, who have lost 10 straight games against Top Ten teams and six straight meetings with Tennessee in Knoxville. DeWayne Reed had 19 points and Frankie Sullivan added 14 for Auburn (9-8, 0-2). Lucas Hargrove hit his first four shots in the first half for 10 points but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score again. The Tigers entered the

game shooting 31.9 percent from behind the arc but relied on their perimeter shooting to build an early lead, going was 10 of 24 from 3-point range before halftime. Auburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fouls began piling up early though, and 10 Tennessee free throws contributed to a 16-0 run late in the first half. The Vols led 38-37 at halftime. Tennessee shot a seasonhigh 60.8 percent from the field while Auburn managed only 30.4 percent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first half we were moving the ball as a team,â&#x20AC;? Sullivan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody was making the extra pass and we had wide-open shots. Second half â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you can go back and watch the game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we took poor shots.â&#x20AC;?


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19-14 in that period, cutting the lead to just 30-24 at half. Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lit a fire under his crew at halftime, though, and the Bears doubled up on the Hurricanes in the third quarter, outscoring them 20-10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a lot of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;want toâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in those white jerseys tonight,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. Carlson ended up leading the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; balanced scoring attack with 17 points on the night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carlson had a great game,â&#x20AC;? Wright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He knocked down a couple of threes in the first quarter and was solid throughout, making 5-of-5 free throws.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;And J.J. (Josh Johnson) played with great effort. He came out and scored

12 points in the second half, and really defended (Austin) Gardiner well. He ended up with 16, but I guarantee he shot a low percentage.â&#x20AC;? Johnson ended with 14 points, and teammate Austin Nave kicked in 13. Big man Jordan Henrickson added 10, Kel McCarter had four, Jordan Whaley and Zac Gonzalez had three apiece. The scoring was rounded out by Alex Pate with two, Nathan Hayes with two and Bentley Manning with one. Currently Sevier County and Jefferson County sit atop the 2-AAA. Both teams have just one loss in district, as they split home and home. The Bears try to stay on the winning track tonight at district foe Cherokee.



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A rt s & E n tertai n m e n t Editor’s Note: The Arts/Entertainment calendar is printed as space permits. Events within a two-hour drive will be considered. To place an item phone (865) 428-0748, ext. 215, or e-mail to Items may be faxed to 453-4913. n

Local Entertainment

Cabin Fever

7-9 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb. 4, 18, March 4; Cabin Fever singer/songwriter series at Hard Rock Cafe, Gatlinburg; $25 entrance fee to compete, free admission for guests

“Julie & Julia”

6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Anna Porter Public Library Thursday Theater, Gatlinburg, 436-5588


Regional Entertainment

Harlem Globetrotters

7:30 p.m. today at Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville; tickets $17-$110 (865) 656-4444,

The Necks

8 p.m. Saturday at Bijou Theatre; tickets $15, (865) 656-4444,


8:15 p.m. Monday at ThompsonBoling Arena, Knoxville; tickets $15-$60, (865) 656-4444,

Alejandro Escovedo

8 p.m. Tuesday at Bijou Theatre; tickets $18.50, (865) 656-4444, www.


9 p.m. Tuesday at the Valarium, with Happy Chichester; tickets $15 advance, $17 door, (865) 656-4444,

Super Bull Series

7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at ThompsonBoling Arena, Knoxville; tickets $10-$35, (865) 656-4444,

Tennessee Shines

7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Bijou Theatre with Tommy Emmanuel & Frank Vignola, Blue Highway, The Boxcars and Robinella; tickets $15 advance, $20 door, (865) 656-4444,


Local Festivals/Events

Wilderness Wildlife Week

Through Saturday at Music Road Hotel & Convention Center; 429-7350,

Puttin’ On the Ritz

6-10:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Sevierville Civic Center, semi-formal dinner and dance; $50 person, RSVP by Jan. 21, proceeds benefit Relay For Life., 4280846, 654-9280, 397-5556, 603-1223

Smoky Mountain Home Show

Feb. 5-7 at Sevierville Events Center; admission $5, children 12 and under free, 453-4712, www.seviercountyhba. com


Regional Festivals/Events

Cocke County Unity Festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cocke County High School; admission two cans of vegetables for Feed My Sheep Ministries, (423) 289-3107

Russian Folk Festival

Jan. 25, presented by Walters State Community College, with performances by the Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival at 10 a.m. at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville and 3:30 p.m. at the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex theater at the Morristown campus of WSCC; www.


Local Arts

Mountain photos, paintings

Ed Hunt 1930s photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and watercolors by his daughter Mary Louise Hunt at Sue Bock Cafe, Anna Porter Public Library through Feb. 1, 436-5588

Invitational Exhibit

Sevier County Invitational Exhibit through Feb. 27 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; free admission and parking, 436-5860, www.arrowmont. org

Ranger Recollections Kelley shares stories from career with park service By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor PIGEON FORGE — There was no way Joe Kelley would be able to condense more than 30 years in the park service down to one hour, but the former park ranger hit a few of the highlights in his discussions during Wilderness Wildlife Week. Kelley presented two sessions of Ranger Recollections during the 20th annual installation of Wilderness Wildlife Week, sharing his memories and knowledge of the park service in an informal question and answer session rather than a scripted speech. “I welcome questions,” Kelley said. “That does several things. It lets me know we’re on the track you want to be on and I’m hearing what it is you want to hear about, what it’s like to be a ranger.” Before taking questions, he read a letter sent to a young man interested in being a seasonal park ranger in Yellowstone. The multi-page letter written in 1921 by park superintendent Horace M. Allbright urged the young man to consider the qualifications, duties, routine and pay scale of a seasonal ranger before sending in his application. “It has been our experience that young men often apply for a place on the ranger force with the impression or understanding that the ranger … position offers an opportunity to pass a pleasant vacation amid the beauties and wonders of Yellowstone National Park,” Kelley read. “That the duties of the place require no special training or experience and that any many with a reasonably good education can perform these duties, regardless of whether he has a good or bad personality, whether he has had experience in outdoor activities, also many young men apply for ranger positions in the hope of working and saving considerable money to aid them in continuing their college work. The conceptions of the duties of park ranger as just mentioned are just as untrue as it is possible for them to be.” In fact, the type of men they were looking for as rangers included men of large stature, with pleasant personalities who can handle the workload and routine of a ranger. Their days were set to begin at 6 a.m. each morning and end no later than 11 p.m. each day with a “semi-military discipline” in effect at all time. “A ranger is on duty from the time he arises to the time he retires and may even be called on at night,” Kelley read. “And I want to correct that. We were never off duty. You were on duty even when you were asleep.” One audience member asked Kelley what his background and qualifications were when he became a ranger. “He was big,” another replied. “I was big and ugly,” Kelley joked back. “My background in college was philosophy, which did not qualify as a curriculum in the 1960s,” he explalned. “So I had to go through seven years as a temporary because that would not qualify you as an academic qualification. Now I think they do have sociology, in the park management curriculums now, they do recognize that you work 90 percent with people and 10 percent with the resource, so in our case it was hard work.” Learning he would be a permanent ranger, he said, was one of the highlights of his career. Another audience member asked how information traveled between the ranger stations and park offices. “You know it’s amazing to me, but word traveled almost as fast,” he said. “In our case you find the nearest telephone or a car that’s going up Newfound Gap Road if I come across an accident. Somebody could drive back to park headquarters and tell one of us or tell the one dispatcher we had, or the drive to a ranger station. There’s always a big delay compared to now. There was a huge delay, which meant somebody might die or seriously be in more trou-

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Joe Kelley shares an amusing story from his years as a National Park Service Ranger Wednesday during Wilderness Wildlife Week.

Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

ble by the time we got to them.” Radio communication, of course, played a role in getting information to the proper authorities. It was a radio Kelley used to call for help in what he said was one of his most memorable rescues on a snowy winter day in the Blue Ridge Parkway. “Driving along one slick morning I saw a car,” Kelley said. “It was upside down in a pasture. But the thing that got my attention was there was a hand sticking out of the driver’s side. I went down there and a young lady named Maurie said, ‘I can’t move. I’m paralyzed.’ And you know what I said? I said, ‘Don’t go anywhere.’ “I went back up to the radio and called for help and then I went back and stayed with her until the rescue squad got there. Her neck was broken. And this was the Lord’s work,” he said. “I was the guy holding her head when we took her out, and the doctor at the hospital said somebody did something right because her neck, one way or another, you could have killed her. And I wasn’t aware she had a broken neck.”

The audience, at left, laughs as Kelley tells a funny story, and listens intently, below during his Wednesday session at Wilderness Wildlife Week.

Kelley said he didn’t do anything special that day. “It was just something I was a part of and glad to be a part of, but it wasn’t because I was over-qualified or anything.” In fact, being a park ranger wasn’t Kelley’s first career choice. “I went to Carson-Newman College to study to be a minister,” he said. “I thought that was what I was supposed to do. My pulpit was the National Park Service. I was led to it, and it turned out that the work we did was so much like a ministry and a community it compared so much. People would come to our door with vegetables and fruits, (their) problems, sitting down there and talking about it. That was especially true with our first assignment in Blue Ridge Parkway. “I love people. I love to help people, That’s why I love this part of my ranger work, being with you folks. I lost my wife three years ago today, and what has sustained me is faith family and friends, and you folks are family.” n

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Et Cetera Showing at Reel Theatresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Movies on the Parkway in Sevierville. For show times, call 453-9055. *The Book of Eli (R) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman. In the not-too-distant future, across the wasteland of what was once America, a lone warrior must fight to bring civilization the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption. Leap Year (PG) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. A young woman has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, but faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. Up in the Air (R) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. A corporate downsizing expertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching 10 million frequent flyer miles and after heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Complicated (R) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. An aged, divorced mother becomes â&#x20AC;&#x153;the other womanâ&#x20AC;? in her exhusbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life when the pair enters into an unexpected affair during and out-oftown trip. Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squekqeul (PG) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Zachary Levi and the voice talents of Justin Long. The world famous singing preteen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressure of school, celebrity and a rival femal music group known as The Chipettes. Avatar (PG-13)â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. A reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to saves the alien world he has learned to call home. *Indicates new releases this week

Spotlight Calendar

To add or update items to the weekly entertainment calendar, call 428-0748, ext. 205, or e-mail to


n Black Bear Jamboree: 908-7469 n Blackwoods Breakfast Show: 908-7469 n Comedy Barn: 428-5222 n Country Tonite Theatre: 453-2003 n Dixie Stampede: 453-

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4400 n Elvis Museum TCB Theater, featuring Matt Cordell: 428-2001 n Grand Majestic Theater: 774-7777 n Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: 908-1050 n Magic Beyond Belief: 4285600 n Memories Theater: 4287852 n Miracle Theater: 4287469 n Smith Family Theater: 429-8100 n Smoky Mountain Theater: 774-5400 n Smoky Mountain Palace Theatre: 429-1601 n Sweet Fanny Adams Theater: 436-4039 n Tennessee Shindig (formerly Fiddlersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Feast): 9083327 n WonderWorks â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hoot Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hollerâ&#x20AC;? Show: 868-1800


A full-length crane prepares to remove the MRI machine Wednesday morning from Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center by first removing the skylight in order to lift it out. Subsequent photos show the MRI balanced in mid-air before being taken to its destination across the street in the new hospital. Because of its weight and size, when the MRI was installed at Fort Sanders Sevier the magnet had to be taken through the roof of the hospital. This week crane operating crews and professionals from GE were on site to make sure the removal was done safely. Between now and the opening of LeConte Medical Center on Feb. 15, MRIs for patients will be performed in the mobile MRI unit.

Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Junction

Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Junction, 10237 Chapman Highway, Seymour: Country Tradition, 7-10 p.m. Friday; live music, 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Appalachian Music

Jerry and Joan Paul perform Appalachian music most afternoons in Gatlinburg at Alewine Pottery in Glades. 774-6999

Blue Moose Burgers and Wings

Located on the Parkway behind Bullfish Grill and Johnny Carinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Live music, 7-10 p.m. Fridays. 286-0364

Front Porch Restaurant

Live bluegrass, 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; live folk and acoustics, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. (423) 487-2875

Guarinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant

Michael Hicks sings and plays piano, 6-10 p.m. every Friday in Gatlinburg

New Orleans on the River

Amelia & Louis perform 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 933-7244

Ripleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aquarium

Bluegrass group Smoky Mountain Travelers 10-4 p.m. Saturday in front of Aquarium in Gatlinburg

Skiddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place

Skiddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place on Birds Creek Road in Gatlinburg; Karaoke, Tuesday and Thursday nights; Locals Night, 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; various performers on weekends. 4364192

Smoky Mountain Brewery In Gatlinburg, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.: karaoke/DJ, Monday-Tuesday; live music, Wednesday-Sunday. In Pigeon Forge, 9 p.m. to midnight: karaoke/DJ, Sunday-Monday; live music, Tuesday-Saturday

Smokyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Pub & Grub

1151 Parkway (Light #10) Gatlinburg: Weekly live entertainment and karaoke. 436-4220

Rehearsals beginning for choral society From Submitted Reports SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sevier County Choral Society rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, corner of the Parkway and Cedar Street, in the choir room. Membership in the choral society is open to singers who are willing to work and strive for excellence. No audition is required. Music is supplied. Spring concerts will be held in May, dates to be announced. The Friday concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist in Sevierville. The second concert, on Sunday at 4 p.m., will be held at Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church. The Sevier County Choral Society offers a scholarship program for

high school students â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not limited to music students â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who participate with the group in rehearsals and singing engagements. There are certain criteria that must be met to qualify, and auditions are required. Scholarship money is $500 per calendar year of participation. If a student enters the program as a freshman, he or she can earn up to $2,000 in college scholarship money by the time of graduation. Patrons of the Sevier Choral Society receive free tickets and recognition in every concert program. Donation categories vary. Founded in 1998, the Sevier County Choral Society is under the direction of David Wright. Contact Sandra Pinkoski at 429-0252 for more information.


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Take advantage Contract awarded for parkway bridge of ‘who you are’ From Submitted Reports

Recent e-mail messages I received from a teenage boy and a middle-aged woman both referred to the Disposition Profile System on our mentoring site for students and adults. Like I think everyone should do every now and then, the two have been inspecting and reflecting on their basic dispositions, on their strengths and weaknesses, and on their likes and dislikes. This is something that is especially good to do when we enter a new year or new phase in our lives. As we set new goals by looking at where we have been, where we are now, where we want to go and what it is going to take to get there, it is important to know ourselves better and take advantage of who we are. It is a good time to reflect on the times we have experienced the most success and the times we have felt the most enjoyment and fulfillment in our lives. The teen expressed a desire to continue his education, get into a career and do the things in life that are “best suited” for him and will bring him the most enjoyment and fulfillment. He said, “I don’t want to get into something that is not really me and then get caught in it for the rest of my life just because of the money or my family wants me to do it.” He said he also knows some people who “go into things because they desperately need the money, and then they get stuck in what they are doing even though it is not really them.” Meanwhile, the woman said her current work was not really her “cup of tea” even though she was pretty good at what she was doing. She also said she got the most enjoyment from her hobby, which she said she thought she could actually develop into a career better suited for her than her current work. She said if she could turn her hobby into a career, she knows she would find more enjoyment and greater fulfillment — if the career change can be made to be financially feasible.

We all know people who get stuck in jobs. And we all know people who have turned enjoyable hobbies or sidelines into fulfilling careers. But in today’s economic climate, one first of all needs to be thankful if he or she has a good-paying job or career with good benefits and pleasurable working conditions. And if you are among those who are in such a positive situation but not “really into it,” it might serve you well to ask yourself how you can better match your disposition, talents and interests to your current position in order to put more into your work and, subsequently, get more out of it — for you and your organization. And when you do inspect how you can put more into your current position and get more out of it, consider this advice from Martin Luther King Jr., “If a man is a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’” In other words, wherever you are, be there. — © Carl Mays, author and speaker. E-mail to His books are available in stores, on and other Internet locations.

Bell & Associates Highway Construction of Brentwood has been awarded the contract to design and construct the next section of the uncompleted Foothills Parkway in the Smokies. The contract was awarded for $24.7 million, with the funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The company will design and construct the 800-foot bridge on the eastern end of the unfinished Wears Valley-to-Walland segment of the parkway, known as the “missing link.” When completed, bridge No. 2 will be an elevated roadway that forms a serpentine curve and will be supported by four piers up to 100 feet above the ground, as it carries the road across two ravines on the south slope of Chilhowee Mountain. It is the longest single bridge needed to complete the

Photo illustration from the National Park Service

This shows the bridge along the Foothills Parkway that will be built under a $24.7 million contract awarded by the national park. missing link. Construction work on the new bridge is set to start in March. It is scheduled for completion in November 2011. “Many people are familiar with the iconic Linn Cove viaduct that carries the Blue Ridge Parkway around Grandfather Mountain.” said Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson. “This new bridge is very nearly as long as that structure and likely to become just as noteworthy.”

The park and the Federal Highway Administration are also working to finalize a contract to continue construction on the western, or Walland, end of the missing link, working eastward from bridge 8 toward Wears Valley. They expect that work to begin this fall. “The first construction on the Walland to Wears Valley segment of the Foothills Parkway began in the late 1960s and has progressed sporadically since that time.” Ditmanson said. “We have set a goal to get that segment completed

in time for the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016 and are optimistic that that can be done, so that visitors can enjoy the unparalleled vistas that this segment will provide.” Currently the partially completed sections of the parkway extending nine miles east from Walland, and four miles west from Wears Valley, are open for use by hikers, cyclists and equestrians. Park officials plan to close the east end to all public use in mid-March when major construction begins.

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SEVIER COUNTY MLK DAY EVENTS SCHEDULE MONDAY, JAN. 18 “I Have A Dream Commemoration’’ A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 18, 2010

10:00 AM: Convene @ FBC Parking Lot Prayer: Elder Zack Flack, Pastor, Boyd’s Creek Church of God Refreshments provided by Food Lion

10:30 AM: March to Courthouse Plaza & Return to FBC 10:45 AM Refreshments from Food Lion close 11:15 AM: Celebration Program Starts with “I Have a Dream’’ Speech in First Baptist Church Sanctuary 11:20 AM: National Anthem/ Wilkes Chandler

Digital Home Advantage offer requires 24-month commitment and credit qualification. Customer receives credits for each of the first 12 months. If service is terminated before the end of 24 months, a cancellation fee of $15 per month remaining will be charged. All equipment is leased, and must be returned to DISH Network upon cancellation or an equipment fee will be charged. Limit 4 tuners per account; lease upgrade fee will apply for select receivers; additional monthly fees apply for each receiver added beyond the first. HBO/Showtime: Customer receives credits for each of the first 3 months; customer must call or use website to downgrade or then-current price will apply. Cinemax: Requires AutoPay with Paperless Billing. Offer ends 1/31/10; first-time DISH Network customers only. HD programming requires HD television. All prices, packages and programming subject to change without notice. Offer is subject to the terms of the Promotional and Residential Customer Agreements. Local channels are only available in certain areas; additional fees may apply. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. SHOWTIME and related marks are trademarks of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS company. iPhone is a trademark of Apple, Inc. SLICKS1725_Q3RtlrAd_A3.3_bw

11:50 AM: Musical Expression in Dance ‘’Empowerment’’/Boyd’s Creek Church of God 12:00 PM: Keynote Address :’’ Selma; Through the Eyes of A Child’’ By Marjorie Stewart; Educator & Activist 12:20 PM: Musical Selections/Martin Luther King Community Choir (directed by Peg Welch, WSCC) “Order My Steps’’ “Heaven Bound’’ ‘’City Called Heaven’’ 12:40 PM: Awards & Recognition of Essay & Poster Contest Winners

12:50 PM: Praise Dance Team ‘’Refuge’’ Praise Dance Team Selection ‘’Judah Tribe’’/ Parkway Church of God New Hope Church Opening Remarks; Judge Dwight Stokes 1:00 PM: Praise Dance Team, 3D Ministries’’ Welcome: Sevier County Mayor 1:10 PM: Musical Finale Boyd’s Creek Larry Waters Church of God Choir Negro National Anthem/Regina Pate ‘’We Shall Overcome’’ (audience standing) ‘’Let There Be Peace on Earth’’ Scripture & Prayer: Elder Zack Flack, Benediction: Min. Wanda Manis, Boyd’s Pastor Boyd’s Creek Church of God Creek Church of God Selection: Walters State Community 1:20 PM: Praise Dance Teams Combined College ‘’America The Beautiful’’ Finale “Shake Loose’’ (Directed by Peg Welch, WSCC)

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R e a l E s t a t e Tr a n s f e r s District 1


Edward and Nancy Ball to Jason and Jessie Ball for $118,000 for lot 9, Mountain Subdivision David Breeden and Barbara McCarter to Alton Satterfield and Judy Strong for $6,000 for lot 2, Dora Breeden Property Charlene Sutton, Marjorie Lea Stoffle, Michael Clabo and Rocky Sutton to Michael and Lori Reich for $215,000 for 25.34 acres Jones Cove Road

HSBC Bank USA, Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation and Wells Fargo Bank to Marie Spivey for $135,000 for unit 2, Cayes Cove

District 3 Tennessee State Bank to Ronald and Linda Manning for $214,900 for lot 10R, Rolling Hills Gary Taylor Estate, Douglas Yates, Jacqueline Wynos and Matthew Taylor to David Ogle for $37,000 for lot 31, Rolling Hills Gary Taylor, Douglas Yates, Matthew Taylor, Jacqueline Wynos and Gary Taylor Estate to Laurie Allen for $45,000 for lot 30, Rolling Hills HUD to Timothy Threatt for $25,000 for lot 3, Barry Jay Tolan Property Glen and Sherry Eason to Ernesto and Eloisa Morales for $50,000 for 5 acres in District 3

District 4




Caton's Chapel

Middle Creek






Pittman Center



Pigeon Forge



New Center

Jones Cove



Oak City


Catlettsburg Boyds Creek


Millican Grove




Waldens Creek

District 12

Wears Valley

Church Inc., and Christ Covenant Reformed Episcopal Church to Victory Baptist Church for $300,000 for 1.1766 acres, Old Newport Highway

District 6 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Robert Montgomery and Lynne Lapidus for $93,000 for lot 22B, phase 1, Smoky Mountain Ridge Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., to Charles and Deborah Thomas for $70,000 for lot 44, Ogle View

District 5 Emily Jones to Brenda Lindsey for $15,000 for lots 25 and 26, High Chaparral Ranchettes Donald Grey to Mary Beth Camp and Ottorino Busatto for $215,000 for lot 1, Donald S. Grey property Darren and Wendy Holland to Taylor Family Trust, Estelle Taylor, Linda Taylor Skorupa and Priscilla Taylor Murphy for $125,000 for unit 612, The Villas C. Dorman Blaine to Queen Holdings Inc., for $450,000 for lot 1, Will D. Hardin Property Roy and Wilma Souther to Jane Zevin for $210,000 for lot 26, Phase Four, Saddleback Ridge Victory Baptist Church and Trustees of Victory Baptist Church to Christ Covenant Anglican Church Inc., for $213,600 for lot 3A, Norton Farm Bobby King and Pearl King, deceased, to Dustin Bible for $118,000 for lot 8, Mount Conley Delight

District 10

Ivalina and Jose Bas to Brian and Amanda Rosenbalm for $109,500 for lot 4, Ronnie and Cindy Keener property Everett Hixson Jr., Brian and Sharon Ogle to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company for $89,550 for lot 5, Ronnie and Cindy Keener Property

District 13 Sandra and Tolbert Reagan Jr. to Irving and Sandra Benton for $105,000 for 0.36 acres, Upper Middle Creek Federal National Mortgage Association,

Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae and Wilson & Associates PLLC to John and Heather Wood for $172,000 for 1.265 acres in District 10



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Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association and Shapiro & Kirsch LLP to Stanley and Tammy McCalister for $142,900 for lot 72, phase VI, Brothers Cove John Higdon to Keith and Susan Willis for $162,000 for lot 1, Christopher D. Gray property Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Freddie Mac, National Default REO Services and First American Asset Closing Services to Mary Lois Bart for $99,500 for lot 38, Phase II, Hidden Mountain Cleav Peavy to Gordon and Louise Stevenson for $125,000 for lot 123R, phase II, The Summit Thomas Dickenson, Lazara and Gerald Fuentes to Mountain National Bank for $300,000 for lot 14, Phase II, Fox Crossing

District 14 Samuel and Charlotte Gossett to Jay Robertson for $255,000 for lot 51, Rivers Edge Estates Sykes & Wynn PLLC, Karen Ezell, Christy and Timothy West to Sevier County Bank for $116,000 for lots 19 and 20, Cool Springs

District 15 Regions Bank and Regions Mortgage to Amy and Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien for $224,000 for lot 2, Catlett Shores Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Freddie Mac, National Default REO Services and First American Asset Closing Services to Eric and Lori Chambers for $74,900 for lot 17-R, Hidden Harbor

District 17 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Earl and Theresa Spytek for $126,000 for lot 57, River Song




District 16

and Landscaping AND,ANDSCAPING Landscape Design and Installation

Bank of New York Mellon, Novastar Mortgage Funding Trust and Saxon Mortgage Services Inc., to John and Johnnie Boyd for $190,000 for unit 7, phase 1, Outback Resort Village Federal National Mortgage Association to Steven and Tabitha Miller for $170,000 for lot 100,

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Johnson & Freedman LLC to Charles McCarter for $108,000 for 13.19 acres Oldhams Creek Deborah and Carl Rookstool Jr. to Jeffrey and Vera Tank for $47,000 fir kit 14, Tekoa Mountain

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James Bookstaff, Leonard Waring III and Charlie Johnson to LKM Properties LP for $900,000 for lot 2, Highlands Citizens National Bank to Mike Cecil and Mike Cecil Construction for $48,000 for lot 4, Scarlett Meadows Bobby and Janice Castle to Leon and Tammy Rhoad for $40,000 for lot 139, phase 2, Rivergate Leslie and Judith McSwain to K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., for $280,870.27 for lot 43, The Boardly Christ Covenant Anglican



District 2


Phase III, Black Bear Falls Thomas Richardson, Larry Crawford and U.S. Bankruptcy Court to Billie Crawford for $5,000 for unit 607, Gatehouse Condominiums Bank of New York Mellon Trustee, Mastr Alternative Loan Trust and SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to Betty Mynatt for $65,000 for lots 12 and 13, Montgomery Woods Addition No. Two

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Local Trade..............................................................................$169/Mo. 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT, Auto, Local Trade ..................................................................... $189/Mo. 2007 Ford Edge FWD, Pearl White ...................................................................................$309/Mo. 2007 Land Rover Nav., 3rd Row, Loaded.........................................................................$399/Mo. 2005 Chevy Equinox Leather, Loaded .............................................................................$249/Mo.

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Cars, Trucks & SUVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 Cadillac CTS 29k Miles, Local Trade....................................................................... $329/Mo. 2007 Volvo S40 Sunroof..................................................................................................$299/Mo. 2007 GMC Canyon Crew 4x4 1-Owner ...........................................................................$349/Mo. 2007 Nissan Quest 1-Owner, DVD...................................................................................$269/Mo. 2009 Pontiac G3 35 MPG ................................................................................................$239/Mo. 2006 Honda Odyssey

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The Mountain Press Â&#x2039; Friday, January 15, 2010

Legals 100 Announcements

600 Rentals

200 Employment

700 Real Estate

300 Services

800 Mobile Homes

400 Financial

900 Transportation


Kathleen Davidson ADDRESS: 50 W. Main St Apt # 10 CITY: Uniontown STATE: PA ZIP CODE: 15401

107 LOST & FOUND Dog found Christmas Day. Plott Hound dark brindle in color. Un-neutered male. Found on the porch of Greenbrier Builders and Parks Side Self Storage. 4515 East Parkway, Gatlinburg. Wearing a collar, but no tag. Approx. 60lbs. 865-712-6390 Female Chihuahua White w/ brown spots. E. Loop Rd. Reward. 253-1086


PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Gatlinburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Inspection Service Departmant will have regular scheduled meetings of the board of Adjustments and Appeals at 3:30 P.M. on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1230 Parkway East, Conference Room, City Hall Complex, Gatlinburg, TN. 01-15-10

NOTICE To Whom it may concern: The contents of Unit B12-Joanna Kritikson and Unit C11-Sherry Comacho Zapata will be sold at Douglas Boat & Mini Storage on January 24, 2010 at 11am to satisfy all debts. Call 809-5587 01/08/2010 01/15/2010 PURSUANT OF DEFAULT Provisions Chapter 717, 1980 Public Act of Tennessee, the contents of the following leased spaces will be sold to satisfy the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lien. The entire contents will be sold to the public for the highest case bid. The sale will be held on the unit sire of A & W Storage located at 1011 Allensville Road in Sevierville, TN 37862. January 30 Time: 10AM

Missing: Small dog around 13 lbs, brown and white. Name: Crawley. Last seen on Pine Mt Rd. $100 reward for his safe return. 865-4535187 or 865-6546772 110 SPECIAL NOTICES

Unauthorized use of The Mountain Press tubes for circulars or any other advertisement authorizes a minimum $250 charge for which the advertiser will be billed.

does not recommend or endorse any product, service or company. For more information and assistance regarding the investigation of FINANCING, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND WORK AT HOME OPPORTUNITIES, this newspaper urges its readers to contact the Better Business Bureau, 2633 Kingston Pike, Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37919, Phone (865)692-1600.

This applies to the following units Unit 10 Tammy DaLucia 1939 Allensville Ridge Seviervill, TN 37876

We reserve the right to reject all bids.

01-15-10 01-22-10 01-29-10


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236 GENERAL Accountant in Pigeon Forge F/T or temp. BS or equivalent through any suitable combination of education, experience or training. Background, prepping tax returns, balance sheets, etc. Mail resume to H. Bhula, Smoky Hospitality, 2735 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Aggressive Sales People needed to assist with new growth in Gatlinburg & Sevierville 888-970-3555. Architectural Cabinetry & Millwork manufacturer, based in Sevierville, is now hiring installers. 5 years exp. required. Call 865-774-7441.



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Sevier Check Cashing Co. Customer Service. $24K start. No exp. preferred. We offer paid holidays, paid vacation, no Sundays, no nights. Candidate requirements: stable job history, basic math, cash handling exp., attention to details, financially responsible, friendly, energetic, outgoing, high school graduate. Resumes: MDB, 8018 Kingston Pike, Knox TN 37919

Help brighten the lives of elderly in our community. Provide non-medical companionship and home-care services to help seniors remain at home for as long as possible. To learn more, contact Home Instead Senior Care Toll-free employment line: 1-877-581-5800 or 428

Contract cleaners needed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; must be licensed, insured and bonded. References required. Apply in person at 652 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.

Full Time Service Coordinator Now accepting applications for a position that includes maintenance dispatching and guest/owner services for a busy cabin rental company. Competitive compensation offered plus insurance, paid vacation & retirement plan. REQUIRED SKILLS include excellent customer service, attention to detail, good written and verbal communication skills and computer knowledge. Applicants must be team players with positive attitudes. Microsoft Word & Excel experience is necessary. Microsoft Access experience is a plus! Background check will apply. Now accepting resumes and applications via email, fax 865-436-8885 or in person 1662 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only. EOE

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439 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Five Oaks Riding Stables For Lease in Sevierville. For info call 850-2004 500 MERCHANDISE

Rain or Shine. Inside & Out. Tools, skil saws, miter saws, collectibles, clothes, nic nacs. Thurs, Fri & Sat. 92. 2914 Easy St off Wears Valley Rd. 556 FIREWOOD


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Gatlinburg Falls Resort Now hiring for PT/FT Reservationist/Fro nt Desk. Must be dependable, motivated and goal oriented. Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment and possess professional phone etiquette skills. Nights and weekends required. Apply in person or call for details. Miranda Lewis 865-4366333.

Notice of typographical or other errors must be given before 2nd insertion. The Mountain Press does not assume responsibility for an ad beyond the cost of the ad itself and shall not be liable for failure to publish an ad for a typographical error.

A-1 pre-owned dryers, washers, ranges & refrigerators All with warranty. Cagles Furniture and Appliances

No Phone Calls Please Send Resumes to: ATTN: Human Resource P.O. Box 170 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 or email resume to:

Wanted: Top Theater Managers and Sales Staff. Great Pay and Benefits. Fax Resume to 865-429-0159.

After the first insertion, want ads scheduled to be published again on Tue., Wed., Thu., or Fri. may be canceled or corrected between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the day prior to publication. For ads on Sat., due Thu., prior to 3 p.m., for Sun., Fri., prior to 10 a.m. and Mon., prior to 11 a.m.


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WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated November 1, 2006 of record in Book 2658, page 316, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, Michael McAdams and wife, Jaclynn Marts, conveyed in trust to T. Mike Estes, Trustee for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, certain real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of the principal sum of $118,150.00, evidenced by a certain Promissory Note, said instruments being incorporated herein by reference; and WHEREAS, by instrument dated November 2, 2009 and recorded in Book 3445, page 113, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, the owner and holder of said indebtedness, appointed James E. Bondurant, Jr., Substitute Trustee; and WHEREAS, default has been made in said Deed of Trust referenced above and the owner and holder of the Note described above has declared the entire balance due and payable and has instructed the undersigned Substitute Trustee to foreclose said Deed of Trust in accordance with their terms and provisions. NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee under said instruments, I will on the 5 th day of February, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, facing Court Avenue, located in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, offer for sale and sell the property to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption and all statutory rights of redemption, homestead, dower and curtesy, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, property therein conveyed, which is more particularly described as follows: SITUATED in the Eighth (8th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 14 of the HILLSVIEW SUBDIVISION, as shown on plat of Ronnie L. Simms, Surveyor, Tennessee No. 683, dated July 22, 2003, of record in Large Map Book LM 5, page 34, to which plat reference is here made for a complete description. SUBJECT to any easements, right of ways, restrictions, setbacks and/or protective covenants noted on plat of record in Large Map Book 5, page 34, and Record Book 1792, page 89, of record in the Register s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. BEING the same property conveyed to Michael McAdams by deed from Jaclynn Marts, dated January 28, 2009 and recorded in Book 3283, page 121, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office. BEING also the same property conveyed to Michael McAdams and Jaclynn Marts by deed dated November 1, 2006 and recorded in Record Book 2658, page 314, in the Sevier County Register of Deeds Office. Said property is believed to be located on or about 2665 Colonel Drive Kodak, Tennessee, 37764

Firewood for sale. All hardwood. $45 rick. 865-977-8903 557 MISC. SALES Local Flea Market Vendor going out of business due to health. Shoes, knives, books, odds & ends. To See Call 419-605-6427.

581 PETS Hybrid Wolf pups for sale. Only serious inquiries please. 423-237-2689 or 865-430-5840

in Sevier County, Tennessee, and being identified as CLT No: 017AB014.00. The above-described parcel of property will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes, restrictions, easements and building setback lines, matters shown on the maps referenced above, and to any prior or superior liens, judgments or Deeds of Trust. The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms and provisions of the above-named Deed of Trust. Said sale is being made upon the request of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, FLCA, owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, due to the failure of the maker to comply with all provisions of said Deed of Trust. Other parties interested as defined by Tennessee statutes and to whom the Substitute Trustee has given notice of the sale includes the following: MICHAEL MCADAMS AND JACLYNN MARTS Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms of the bid at the public sale, then the Substitute Trustee shall have the option of accepting the second highest bid, or the next highest bid with which the buyer is able to comply. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above.


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The Mountain Press Â&#x2039; Friday, January 15, 2010 696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT




1Br Apt in Sevierville. $400 a month. Utilities ncluded. 2564809

2BR Apartments for Rent $475, $500 & $550 a month. 908-7805 or 3681327

2BR 2BA Condo on Kodak. All app. including W/D. $650 a mth. 322-0487


   7 offices, conf. rm, work area, reception area, break rm, 4 baths, 2500 sq ft storage w/ loading dock. $2900 per mo Sevierville 865-3380790. Retail shops in The Village shopping center downtown Gatlinburg. 865-4363995 or 803-5950

1BR/1BA Duplex Apartment w/bonus room, w/carport, Sevierville. Includes stove, refrigerator, W & D, CH/A, water, sewer. No pets. 1 year lease. $500.00 Month. First month plus $300.00 damage deposit due at lease signing. References required. Phone 865-4295745.

Shop at 1605 #2 Winfield Dunn Pkwy $500 mth. Call 453-3958 between 8am-5pm. Monday-Friday 610 DUPLEX FOR RENT

2 & 3 BR duplexes for rent in Kodak.

865-932-2613 2BR 2BA Like new. Immaculate. Excellent location, quiet neighborhood. Central H/A, W/D, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, large front porch, deck. In Pigeon Forge. Available immediately. $695 mth. 1st, last, security. 607-5111 or 4295111 3BR 2BA Gat. $850 mth. W/D hkup. Kit appl. 865-3862512 Duplex for rent: Big River Overlook, Sevierville 2BR 1BA W/D hkup. $500 mth $500 dep 1 yr lease. 428-0731 leave msg. 693 ROOMS FOR RENT

Private Motel Room Great for 1 person! 1 bed, full size frig. microwave, cable TV $120 weekly $50 deposit 436-7745 Gatlinburg

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NICE, CLEAN 1 BR / 1 BA IN SEVIERVILLE $380.00 + DEPOSIT NO PETS 865-712-5238 

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CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes Call 428-5161

Sevierville, Apartment 2 LG BR, 1.5 BA Private back porch $550/mo.

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Townhomes Sevierville 2 BD / 2BA Very Nice $ 645.00 (incl. water & sewer.)


Townhouse close to hospital. New carpet. $600 month. Small Pets ok. 865-384-4054 or 865-384-1054

2BR appliances furnished $600 a month. By month or week $500 security 654-7127 or 748-7946 3BR 2BA 1400+ sq ft. Pigeon Forge. Large private back porch on creek. Triplex unit. $950 a month + deposit. Call 865-654-2077. 922 Burden Hill Rd (Triplex) 3 minutes to downtown Sevierville. Clean 1BR 1BA, city view, $450. Pets ok. 865-286-5070 Beautiful Newly redecorated 2BR 1BA. Sevierville $575, $400 dep. 712-0254. Commerical/2BR apt on Dolly Parton Pkwy downtown Sevierville for rent. 1150 sq ft $500 mth + utilities. Call 865-368-8301. CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5BA $545 2BR/2BA Large Garden apartment $570.00 to $580.00 865-429-4470

Condo for rent 3BR 2BA, 2 car garage, 1 level, new construction. Downtown Sevierville. $1200 mth + damage deposit. Call Phyllis 455-5821 Gatlinburg Beautiful 2BR 2BA Furnished Condo with Fireplace, Overlooks stocked trout stream and has heated pool. Walk to downtown Gatlinburg, includes water, cable, Flat screen TV. Immediate occupancy, Minimum 1 Year lease $875 mth. 865-771-9600

14x70 2BR 2BA on County Line Rd. $450 mth. No Pets 286-5237

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RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962

Kodak area. 2BR 2BA $475 mth $475 dep. No pets. 3824199. Nice 2BR 2BA with cathedral ceilings, fresh paint, nice yard, near Sevierville. No pets. $575 mo. 1st, last, dep. Call Rebecca 6216615. 699 HOME RENTALS

Spacious 1100 sq ft 2BR 2BA Almost new. 4 minutes from town. 865742-6176

1 & 2BR houses for rent. Pigeon Forge. Starting at $450. Dep req. Refs. 323-8626.

Townhouse in Sevierville 2BR 1.5BA Stove, refrigerator & dishwasher. $475 + dep. No pets. Call 4532634

1BR home Gatlinburg. No pets. $400 mth. 453-8852.

Winter Special Creek Place Eff. Studio w/ Util. $100-$145 Weekly/ Monthly. Clean, Trolley Route. 436-2115

3 BD / 2 BA 4 MILES FROM EXIT 407 $700/MONTH & DEPOSIT. NO PETS. 865-712-5238, 865-705-9096


697 CONDO RENTALS 1 Bedroom condo for rent; includes water, cable and wifi. $695/mo. + deposit. No pets. 9081342

Weekly Rentals Includes Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./Frig. Available $169.77+ Family Inns West

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428 Park Rd. near trolley stop CHEAP$100 weekly Includes All Utilities. Cable, Laundry, Kitchens, Clean Rooms, NO PETS.


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For rent: 2BR house $400 mth $400 dep. No pets. Suitable for small family. Call 453-3958 between 8am-5pm.

2 BR 1 BA $385 2BR 2BA $465

865-368-6602 3 BR 2 BA house for rent with carport.

Boyds Creek Community $600 mth $600 damage deposit.

850-5700 Boyds Creek 3BR, 3BA. Large rooms & other amenities. Appliances included, $900 + dep.

428-5212 Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $225 & $250 wk. 850-2487 2BR 1.5BA house for rent. Near Pittman Center. 436-9713. 2BR 1BA Pigeon Forge Carport, deck, private neighborhood, washer/dryer, central h/a. $725 mth. 1st, last & deposit. 1 yr lease. No indoor pets. 865654-4514

3BR/2BA rent to own. Seymour. $595/mo No pets. 865-7657929.

Single size apt. $425 mo. Incl utilities. No pets. Near Dollywood. 621-7897.

Nice Homes in Kodak.


Pigeon Forge Condo Close to Parkway 2br 2ba No pets. $650 mth. Call 865-712-8333.

Sevierville Duplex 2BR 2BA Whirlpool. $650 mo. No pets. References. Tony414-6611


Each has C H/A, deck appliances. No pets. 2BR 2BA P.F. Fully furnished condo 7th floor. Spectacular view. 30 ft private balcony. $1050 mth. 1st & last mth 425-9226988

Large Efficiency $150 week. Electric & cable incl. 770335-7008 or 865286-5319 McCarterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Efficiency Apts 221 Newman Rd, $420 month everything except power and phone. Gatlinburg. No pets. Call 865-8502542 or 865-4364589.


3BR 2BA in Red Bud Subdivision. Appliances included. $750 & up + deposit. 428-5212 Very Nice Brick Home in River Run Subdivision 3br/2ba with basement garage $900.00 mo. Call 865-933-9775

3BR 1.5BA Newly renovated. Sevierville. Garage. $950 mth + dep. 654-0222.

LONG TERM RENTAL, VACATION PERKS 4 min from Walden's Landing off Wears Valley Rd. Cedar cottage, picturesque views from covered deck with hot tub. 1440sf, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan. Fully furnished with cabin decor. Huge master suite with corner jacuzzi, king bed, and fireplace. Knotty pine walls and hardwood floors in main area. Live every day like you're on vacation! (Propane heat, central air, Comcast broadband available. Maid service available. Sorry, no smokers or cats.) $900 and worth it. Call for details 865-8628769. Sevierville Doublewide 2BR $500 mth + deposit. No pets. Ref. 933-6544 Seymour Hinkle Sub 3BR 2BA $975 mth. + dep. 6801032

710 HOMES FOR SALE **Historid Home For Sale** 3BRHardwoodFloors, 8ft.ceiling,crown molding,sunroom, garage,basement, mature plantings Large fenced corner lot, Downtown Sevierville, close to schools.654-7907 **************************

837 CAMPER SALES FOR SALE 2006 Newmar Kountry Star 38ft. 2 slides, 330 cummins pusher, freightliner chassie 30k Miles, Much More 100,000.00 Call Steve 865-604-4657

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1996 Hayabusa LTD. White many extras Only 3000 miles. Call 654-6299

721 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Building for lease formerly Creekside Wedding Chapel. Parkway Gatlinburg 850-2004. 722 BUSINESS BUILDINGS

OWNER FINANCE $2,200 per month Sale or Lease Option, New 5000 sf warehouse/ ofďŹ ce/storefront with loading dock, 1/2 acre plus parking, will ďŹ nish inside to suit, Kodak, near interstate, 865-654-6691 4 office rentals + large garage. S. Blvd Way $249,000. 933-6544

Office Space for Rent 119 South Blvd Way. Formerly used as Beauty Shop 933-6544

Small 1BR cottage furn. $385 + $200 dep. 680-3078 No pets. Small house on Parkway for lease. Great for small business. With living quarters. 8502487.

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3BR 1Bath Kit. appl plus W/D Sevierville City. $750 plus dep. 712-3946 Belle Meadows 4BR/2BA 2 car garage 2200 sq ft +/$1,200 per month 865-429-2962 Cabin for rent. Gists Creek area. 2BR 1BA. Screened porch. $550 mth. 428-5204. Commercial or Residential 3 B R / 1 B A house in downtown PF. 2 car garage. $1000/mo.+dep. 865-254-0000. Great Location. 2 blocks from WalMart Sevierville 313 Lynn Dr. 3BR 1.5BA home. Immaculate. Laundry room with W/D. Quiet neighborhood, large yard, carport, city water, sewer & garbage pick up, central H/A. 1 year lease. $850 mth. 1st, last & $300 sec. dep. No pets/smoking. Call 429-1335 or 654-6623 Home In Kodak 3BR/2BA with unfinished basement & 2 car garage. Stove, fridge DW & W/D conn Approx 1250 sq ft 865-429-4470 Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek fully furnished Utilities included. $225 & $250 wk 8502487.

Large home on lake for lease in Kodak area. Minutes from Exit 407. 4BR 4+ BA, large deck, 2 fireplaces. $2000 per mth. 850-2483


All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-6699777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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SILO APARTMENTS Furnished Chalet bedroom for rent. $87.50 week. Close to Pigeon Forge. Fully loaded. 428-6638 Gatlinburg Walking distance to town. Low weekly rates. Furn/cable TV, micro, fridge, phone. 436-4387 696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT *WEARS VALLEY 1BR/1BA $525/mo. + Dep. Walk-in closet All kit appl + W/D conn Some Pets OK. 865-654-6507 1BR Studio apartment on trolley route, walking distance to downtown for rent in Gatlinburg TN, first mth rent of $500, security deposit of $150 Water & sewer included 865-436-5691

in Sevierville Offers 1/2 BR Units Pet Friendly


New Center 3BR/2BA Garage, Pet Friendly

Sevierville 5BD/4.5BA Fully furnished, w/hot tub, washer, dryer, etc.

Wears Valley 1BD/1.5BA Pet Friendly


!! DEADLINE !! TO ADD PROPERTIES: February 1, 2010 We understand that prices are very reasonable right now. If you want to turn your property into cash, our Annual Spring Ballroom Auction has proven to be the best way to do so. Please call one of our auctioneers to see if your property will qualify for this SPECIAL ABSOLUTE AUCTION!

EFFICIENCIES All utilities included

2BR 1BA apt. $595 mth Call 428-1514. 2BR 2BA triplex PF. 2BR apt Sev. No pets. Clean & convenient. 453-5079.

AUCTIONEERS: Scott E. McCarter, Principal Auctioneer Edd McCarter Chuck McCarter, Auctioneers Keith McGregor, Amanda McCarter, Apprentice Auctioneers

Auc. Lic. #335 Real Est. Lic. #214075

(865) 453-1600 Scott E. McCarter, CAI

3140 Newport Hwy. Sevierville, TN 37876

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Don’t give up on husband who has overcome addiction



Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: I have known my husband for nine years, and we’ve been married for the past three. Unfortunately, it has not been a stellar relationship. My husband has a mental health problem that he dealt with by abusing drugs, which resulted in physical, emotional, mental and financial abuse toward me. We are now separated. To his credit, my husband is receiving counseling and attending support groups, and has been put on proper medication for his mental health issues. He is no longer abusing drugs. I am also in therapy to deal with the trauma and hurt. My husband would like to work things out, but I don’t know if I can ever trust him again, let alone go back to someone who caused me so much pain. My question is, would it be safe, after receiving proper help, to return to him? If so, how do I get over the past? It’s only been six weeks since we separated, and healing doesn’t seem possible. I still love my husband, but I don’t think that’s enough. I’ve brought this up in therapy, but have not come to any conclusions. Have others been in similar situations, and has it worked out for them? — Arizona Dear Arizona: If your marital problems stemmed from your husband’s drug abuse, and if the underlying causes have been addressed and drugs are no longer an issue, there is hope for your relationship. Naturally, you cannot simply assume he’s better. You will have to see him in action over a longer period of time, so please don’t rush into any decisions. Get to know him again, and take your time. We are sure our readers will weigh in with their own experiences, and we will print the best ones. Dear Annie: My husband and I have different

interests, but we are generally happy as a couple. One of our differences is politics. My problem is, my husband receives political e-mails from one particular friend whom I dislike and whose political views are very one-sided and abhorrent to me. My husband then forwards these e-mails to others. I guess I shouldn’t even read them, but I do, and then I get upset. My husband says to get over it. I’ve signed up for a different mailbox, but it seems inconvenient. What do you think? — Offended in Oklahoma Dear Offended: We think your husband is entitled to open whatever e-mails he chooses, and you should have your own mailbox so you stop becoming upset over his friends’ political views. (And vice versa.) It may be inconvenient, but it is practical and will avoid unnecessary arguments. Dear Annie: I’ve noticed that when someone writes you about an office problem, you often recommend contacting the human resources department. In most cases, that would not be my recommendation, especially in these times of layoffs and unemployment. I am recently retired, but have some experience as a first-line manager for a large respected company. Here is what typically happens: The employee has a problem of some kind and goes to HR expecting to get resolution. HR then contacts a middle manager in this employee’s chain of command. HR expects the management

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e Garfield

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team to resolve the situation and respond back to HR. Many times, the management’s response is to be angry that someone “turned them in.” Maybe short range it might be resolved, but long range, as one middle manager used to say, “Sometimes the guillotine comes down slowly.” My suggestion in most of these cases would be to try diplomatically to resolve the issue directly with the person they are having trouble with. — Been There, Experienced That Dear Been There: We’re sure your experience is typical at some companies, but not all. Depending on the workrelated problem, employees have limited options. They can put up with it, try to diplomatically resolve it (although that is not always effective), report it to HR or quit. Sometimes there is simply no “best” solution. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast. net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL 60611. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators. com. Answer to puzzle published Wednesday, Jan. 13

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Community Calendar Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. They are listed by date. To place an item phone 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

Friday, Jan. 15 Lions Club Sale

Sevierville Lions Club indoor charity rummage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday, 122 Bruce St., downtown Sevierville. Rescheduled from Jan. 8 and 9. 453-2025.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seymour Food City.

Waldens Creek Singing

Waldens Creek Missionary Baptist Church singing 7 p.m.

Garden Club Trip

Sevierville Garden Club will meet at noon in Room 133 of Senior Center for lunch followed by trip to tour composting facility. Nonmembers call 609-8079 for reservations.

Kodak Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m., Kodak Library. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday guest reader. 933-0078.

Saturday, Jan. 16 Lions Club Sale

Sevierville Lions Club indoor charity rummage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, 122 Bruce St., downtown Sevierville. Rescheduled from Jan. 8 and 9. 453-2025.

Gatlinburg Library

Anna Porter Public Library hosts guest readers Jamesena Miller and Sandra Donohoo at preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. as part of Sevier County Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. 436-5588.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Food City, Kodak.

9280; 397-5556; 603-1223.

Women’s Bible Study

GateKeepers men’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591.

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road, Sevierville n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room, Sevierville

Hot Meals

Gatlinburg Library

Tuesday, Jan. 19 Tuesday, Jan. 19 GateKeepers

Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts served from 5:30 to 6:30 p,m. Tuesdays at Second Baptist Church, Pigeon Street just off Chapman Highway.

Republican Party

Sevier County Republican Party meets at 6 p.m. at courthouse. 453-3882 or 368-3833.


Anna Porter Public Library Thursday Theater showing “Julie and Julia,” 6:30 p.m. 436-5588.

Hot Meals

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Sevierville.


Sevier County Crewettes meets at 7 p.m. at Rescue Squad. 453-3861 or 4538572.

TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.

Blood Drive


Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Farmers Insurance/David Owenby Agency/Advance Auto Parts, 501 Parkway.

Wednesday, Jan. 20 Middle Creek UMC

Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge, worship services 6:30 p.m. 216-2066.

Seymour UMC

Celebrate Recovery meets at Seymour UMC, Chapman Highway at Simmons Road. Call 573-9711 for details.

Sevierville Story Time Preschool story time 10:30 a.m. Sevier County Library, 321 Court Ave. 453-3532.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 2-8 p.m., WonderWorks, 100 Music Road, Pigeon Forge.

Thursday, Jan. 21 Relay Dinner/Dance

Relay For Life dinner/ dance 6-10:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Sevierville Civic Center. $50 per person. Semiformal attire. RSVP by Jan. 21 to 428-0846. Table sponsorships available. 654-

for travel to lunch at Gondolier. 573-9711.

Human Resource Assn.

Smoky Mountain Human Resource Association meets at 8 a.m. 286-1438.

Friday, Jan. 22 Kodak Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m. Kodak Library, 319 W. Dumplin Valley Road. 9330078.

Saturday, Jan. 23 Angel Food

Angel Food pickup: n 8 to 11 a.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 8 to 10 a.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245. n 10-noon, River Of Life Outreach, 110 Simmons Road, Seymour. 679-6796.

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church (last door on right), Chapman Highway n 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Inn, Gatlinburg

GateKeepers men’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591.

Gatlinburg Greenways

Second workshop to develop Gatlinburg’s Greenways Master Plan at 5 p.m. in City Hall. 436-4990.


Chapter 94, Disabled American Veterans and DAV auxiliary meet at Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center. Potluck dinner 6 p.m., meeting 7.

Golden Agers

Golden Agers gather at 11 a.m. at Seymour UMC

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in

Elementary Education

Historical Society

Requires teacher licensure. Students completing this degree will have also completed the course requirements for add-on elementary licensure.

All teachers from Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke, Blount, and Knox counties and surrounding areas are invited.

New cohort starts FALL 2010 – space is limited!

Bariatric Surgery

Take classes in Sevier County and online!

Info Meeting Thursday, January 21 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Sevier County Board of Education 226 Cedar Street, Sevierville

Bariatric Surgery Support Group will not meet January and February, will resume meetings at 7 p.m. March 15 at Echota Resort Clubhouse on Highway 66. 453-6841 or 712-3287.


Seymour UMC

Dr. Leslie Perry

Women’s Bible study 10 a.m. in Room 201, Seymour UMC. 573-9711. Preschool story time at Seymour Library canceled and library closed due to Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Women’s Bible Study


Sevier County Emergency Radio Service meets at 7:30 p.m., EOC office on Bruce Street. 429-2422 or

Sunday, Jan. 17

Seymour Story Time

GateKeepers men’s community Bible study, 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 310-7831.

Emergency Radio

Gospel music concert 7 p.m. at New Life Church of God featuring Mike Upright and The Partons. 453-6396.

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church (enter last door on right), Chapman and Boyds Highway n 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Inn


Hot Meals for Hungry Hearts served from 5:30 to 6:30 p,m. Tuesdays at Second Baptist Church, Pigeon Street just off Chapman Highway.

Smoky Mountain Aero Club meets at 7 p.m., Sevierville Community Center. 604-5211 or 4283663.

Gospel Concert

Women’s Bible Study

Monday, Jan. 25

Tuesday, Jan. 26 Hot Meals

Aero Club

Freedom Quartet gospel performance 7 p.m. at Laurel Grove Baptist Church on Waldens Creek Road, Sevierville.

GateKeepers men’s community Bible study, 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 310-7831.

Medic blood drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walmart, Sevierville. Bloodmobile.

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service amateur license and emergency communications course testing, 10 a.m. at Rescue Squad. 429-2422 or e-mail to

Blood Drive

Smoky Mountain submarine vets meet at 6 p.m., Islamorada Restauran. www.SmokyMountainBase. com or 429-0465 or 6923368.

Freedom Quartet


Radio Testing

Preschool story time 11 a.m. Seymour Library, 137 Macon Lane. 573-0728.

Submarine Veterans

Cove Clothes Closet, 3238 Pittman Center Road at Old Richardson Cove Church, open 9-3 Saturdays only. Free clothing. 453-4526.

Monday, Jan. 18

Seymour Story Time

American Business Women’s Association meets at Holiday Inn, Pigeon Forge. Networking 6 p.m., $13 dinner meeting to follow. RSVP to 933-4048.

Cove Clothes Closet

Smoky Mountain Historical Society meets 2 p.m., third floor meeting room of the Sevier County Court House Annex. Speaker, Carolyn Templeton, a volunteer with the National Park Service Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

n 9:30 to 11 a.m. Basic Life Ministries, formerly The Father’s House, 139 Bruce Street. 286-9784 or 2301526.

ETSU at Sevierville Part-time, classroom, and online

Program Coordinator M.Ed. in Elementary Education (423) 439-7602

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