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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 122 ■ May 2, 2010 ■ ■ $1.25



5Purple power Smoky Bears go from doormat to dominance Sports, Page A8

On the record

Review issues important to all the candidates in Tuesday’s primary election

Experience vs. change theme of mayor’s race By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5Marking a milestone Home outlines plans for celebrating 90 years of helping children Mountain Life, Page B1


More deadly storms At least two killed as storms track across Southeast Page A13

Weather Today T’storms, showers High: 84°

Tonight Storms likely Low: 67° DETAILS, Page A6


Those heading to the polls this week to vote in the Republican primary will find themselves faced with a choice familiar to voters across the country now — that between experience or change. After 32 years in the post, County Mayor Larry Waters has built a reputation as a man able to beat off the challenges of upstart candidates. Meanwhile, Pigeon Forge resident Howard “Howey” Reagan Jr. hopes he can break Waters’ streak and make his first break into politics. The two men are set to face off in the Republican primary for the seat on Tuesday. Waters, 56, is the only executive the county has ever had, serving since the post was renamed from county judge in the late 1970s. Among his credits are helping lead the county as it developed into a major tourist attraction and its tax base boomed. A graduate of Sevier County High School and the University of Tennessee, Gatlinburg resident Waters is married to Terri Waters, with whom he has one son and one daughter. Meanwhile, Reagan,

42, is a relative novice to the campaign trail. He’s the son of Howard Reagan Sr., who owns a local contracting company and previously served on the Pigeon Forge City Commission. Reagan Jr. is a graduate of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, a resident of Sevierville and has been in management at the Smoky Mountain Candy Kitchen for 13 years. He and his wife Marcia have one son. Waters has said he wants another term in the office to continue the work he has already been doing and see some new projects coming down the line to completion. He has pledged to fight a potential lawsuit that would stop the County Commission from opening its meetings with the Lord’s Prayer; to continue pushing for educational advancement in the county; to work at expanding the county’s economic base, including with new industrial recruitment and continued tourism promotion; and to further projects to improve local infrastructure, including enhancing local road and water networks. Reagan says he believes Waters has done a fine job as See Mayor, Page A3

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Voters wait their turn at the polls during early voting at the Voting Machine Warehouse. Those who didn’t vote before Thursday’s last day of early voting will go to the polls on Tuesday in the primary election.

County commission seats highly, but not hotly contested By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer Though they promised some excitement at the start, with as many as four candidates registering for one race, this year’s primary campaigns have proven to be among the quietest many people remember. Still, there are some topics that are being widely discussed throughout the county and on some of those issues the folks seeking to fill the 25 County Commission seats have some remarkably varied opinions. Most candidates responded to a questionnaire sent by The Mountain Press in late March, asking their opinions on every-


thing from how the county should work to broaden its job base to proposed new rules for development on hillsides. See Commission, Page A5

By ELLEN BROWN Staff writer

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-12 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A14 Classifieds . . . . . . . B9-12

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

For a full transcript of the answers from the candidates for County Commission, visit The Mountain Press Web site at www. and click on the local news link on the left side of the page. Answers from 30 candidates in contested races are available there broken down by district/seat.

Two school board races face opposition

Jimmy H. Graves, 62 Jock Lijoi, 50 Ada Miriam Ogle, 92


Complete answers

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Campaign signs for Tuesday’s primary election crowd the lawn in front of the Voting Machine Warehouse. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

All 10 constables seeking re-election By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer All the incumbent constables in Sevier County are seeking re-election this year. Constables are officers of the state judicial system under the Tennessee constitution. They are sworn and bonded peace officers with full powers

Inside Local residents give opinion on primary election races, issues. Page A3

of arrest throughout the state, although they generally only operate within the county where they are

elected. Elections for the position are held every four years in Sevier County. Outside of one race, all the candidates are running as Republicans, meaning most of the races will be decided after Tuesday’s primary election. In District 5, Seat A, Donnie See Constable, Page A5

supports the way things are being run in the system now, while King wants Director of Schools Voters will chose Jack Parton replaced “for county school board members from two areas being dishonest to the people of Sevier County on Tuesday: District 1 about the tax increase (Gatlinburg, Pittman and his own education Center), with incumbent credentials.” Mike Oakley challenged Oakley supports the by Clark King; and hiring process for new District 3 (Northview/ Kodak), where incumbent teachers, while King Stanley Moore faces Mark thinks it’s unfair. Oakley Strange. See Board, Page A3 In District 1, Oakley

Election information What: Primary election to determine members of County Commission, two seats on school board (nonpartisan), county mayor, constables and several county offices for which incumbents are unopposed n When: Tuesday; polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. n Polling locations: Same as last time, except for Boyd’s Creek precinct, where voters will vote at Boyd’s Creek Elementary School instead of the Alternative Learning Center n Results: Brought to courthouse for tabulation n What’s next: General election in August when primary winners will face any Democrat or independent opposition n Information: For questions or election day problems, call Election Commission at 453-6985; sample ballot for primary available at http://www.seviercountyelection. com/ballot.php n

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The Mountain Press ◆ Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day of Prayer to be observed at courthouse Submitted report SEVIERVILLE — The National Day of Prayer for Sevier County, with the theme “For Such a Time as This,” will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at courthouse. The public is invited to come. This is a time to reflect, a time to give thanks and to be humble before God on behalf of the nation. County Mayor Larry Waters will open the day with a proclamation and prayer for the county.

Mayors from Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Pittman Center and Gatlinburg will be present to speak and pray for the nation. The police department, the fire department and Sheriff Ron Seals will seek to unite the community in prayer. Jaycees of Sevierville will place flags around the city square. The colors will be presented by the American Legion Honor Guard with the Boy Scouts leading the pledge, and an eagle from the American Eagle Foundation will be present. Churches will be rep-

resented by clergy from Seymour, Wears Valley, Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, as wella s rural Sevier County. Pastor Scott Carter of First Baptist Church in Sevierville will be the keynote speaker, using scripture from Nahem 1:7. Ken Jenkins of Gatlinburg will pray the “Prayer for the Nation,” written by Franklin Graham, the honorary chairman for this year’s National Day of Prayer. A Spanish translation of this prayer will be given by


Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Christopher S. Adams, 36, of 558 Douglas Dam Rd., Kodak, was charged April 30 with a warrant from circuit court. He was released. u Anthony Cotter Atkins, 25, of 2259 Arch Rock Dr., Sevierville, was charged April 20 with first degree murder. He was being held on $1 million bond. u Stephanie Jane Burke, 41, of 518 Smoky Crossing Way, Seymour, was charged April 3- with assault. She was released on $1,500 bond. u William Edward Childress III, 19, of Knoxville, was charged April 30 with violation of probation. He was released. u Christopher Shane Clark, 38, of Marvyille, Tenn., was charged April 30 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Gary Joseph Crabtree, 18, of 2369 Walden Creek Rd., Sevierville, was charged April 30 with financial responsibility law, speeding and driving on suspended license. He was released on $1,500 bond. u Jerri Anita Culbertson, 35, of 1480 Broadview Cr., Sevierville, was charged

April 30 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. She was being held. u Brandy Lee Curl, 26, of Family Inns room 3158, Pigeon Forge, was charged April 30 with vandalism $1,000 to $10,000. She was released on $2,500 bond. u David Bryan Ford, 30, of 850 Oliver Ave., Seymour, was charged April 30 with forgery. He was being held. u Holly Kristen Honeycutt, 36, of 1625 Somerset Dr., Sevierville, was charged April 30 at a fugitive from justice. She was being held. u Bobby Ray Huskey, 44, of 260 Ingle Hollow Rd., Sevierville, was charged April 30 with public intoxication. He was released on $250 bond. u Robin M. Kestner, 41, of Bristol, Tenn., was charged May 1 with DUI second offense, driving while revoked and violation of open container laws. He was being held on $6,500 bond. u Nicholas Wade Koehler, 24, of 221 A2 Spring Valley Rd., was charged May 1 with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was released on $2,500 bond. u Francisco Gaspar Martinez, 43, of 3029 Jess Wilson #21, Pigeon Forge, was charged April 30 with DUI and driving on a suspended license. He was being held on $2,500 bond.

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u Brandon James Mason, 27, of 3170 Old Newport Hwy., Sevierville, was charged April 30 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Kendall D. Morris, 19, of 276 Amolee Lane, Sevierville, was charged May 1 with burglary. He was being held on $10,00 bond. u Maxwell Cody Richardson, 18, of 130 Waldens Main St., Pigeon Forge, was charged May 1 with theft of property $500 to $1,000. He was being held on $5,000 bond. u Isham John Edward Seeser, 42, of 202 Hardin Lane, Sevierville, was charged May 1 with contempt of court. He was being held. u Valerie Sellers, 45, of 251 Ashville Hwy., Sevierville, was charged May 1 with disorderly conduct. She was being held on $1,500 bond. u Adam Lee Spurgeon, 1303 Gnatty Branch Rd., Sevierville, was charged April 30 with a warrant from circuit court. He was being held on $100,000 bond. u John Isaac Turner, 34, of Bristol, Tenn., was charged May 1 with public intoxication. He was being held on $250 bond.

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County was coordinated by Joann Jordan and the members of Garlands of Grace Ministries. A special inviting from the Miracle Theater has been extended to the public to attend the performance of The Miracle at 3 p.m.

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Public has mixed reactions on upcoming elections By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer

Marcin said. “They build all of these new As election day nears, one would think local resi- buildings dents would have an opin- and then ion on some of the issues. they sit empty for But many who were months.� Marcin approached on Thursday Lori afternoon seemed indifWallace ferent about Tuesday’s is concerned about the electioj. “It’s just local politicians proposed developments on Seymour’s North Knob running for re-election,� Creek Road that some of said one diner at Clint’s the Sevier County comBBQ. missioners are support“I don’t know anything ing. about it,� echoed another “That’s the main road county resident who wouldn’t give her name. “I we use — it’s right outside have no interest in politics of our subdivision — and it’s already too busy,� she whatsoever.� said. “It’s unsafe to put The breakfast crowd at anything else there.� Hardee’s in Seymour had “Locally, I don’t more to say. think we have a lot of Fellow Sevier County problems,� said Daniel resident Dolores Marcin McNeely, an employee at wishes local government Citizens National Bank would stop “destroying in the Seymour Kroger. our landscapes. “I wish they would leave “I have had candidates contacting me and talking the land as it is — it’s beautiful here,� the retired to me about the issues,


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mayor, but thinks it might be time for a new vision at the top. He has promised to improve government’s fiscal restraint and enhance public safety. Like Waters, he has committed himself to “not backing down� from the battle with the legal group calling for county leaders to stop saying the Lord’s Prayer. With the economy proving to be the biggest issue facing local leaders over the past couple years, both men interestingly point to the mayor’s responsibilities at budget time when asked what they see as the job of the county executive. “The county mayor is the chief financial officer of county government,� Waters said in responding to a Mountain Press questionnaire. “The county mayor operates a number of departments responsible for the business of the county. The county mayor is also responsible for working with elected officials at the state and federal level, and working with officials of municipalities within the county to provide the best opportunities for residents and

visitors alike.� Reagan’s answer was similar. “To be as effective as possible,� he wrote. “That includes fiscal responsibility, government transparency, as well as establishing good relations with the state and county officials and dealing in a fair and transparent manner with all of Sevier County.� The two men also agreed the county will soon need to start looking at constructing a justice center, though they aren’t in such close alignment on other issues. For instance, a question about who should be issued a county vehicle drew considerably different responses. “I think the sheriff should be the only elected official that has a countyowned vehicle,� Reagan said. “The other elected officials should report to work and from there if they need a vehicle, check one out and use it.� Waters, who himself drives a county-supplied SUV, disagreed. “The job description of certain county officeholders necessitates the use of county-owned vehicles for those positions,� Waters responded succinctly. The two men also diverged on how they think the county should


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to feel like they’re being treated like one of the citizens related to the most well-known names.� Karen Whitehead, mother of four, recalled a recent discussion with one of the candidates. “One of the primary McNeely Whitehead schools had a PTO event so I’ve learned a little where the candidates recently.� spoke at the end. He One Sevier County said he was really disapresident says that there pointed because hardly are many things about any of the parents stayed the local government that for their speeches — they need to change. came for the free food, “The population here then left.� has changed — it’s not Dale Craig, a Seymour just the ‘good ole’ boys’ resident and retired proany more,� said the diner fessional basketball playat The Dawg House. “Our er, has always been active system is not the best in his community. He was representation of our instrumental in the develcounty. opment of Seymour High “I was surprised the School in 1960, as well anti-nepotism policy as a popular ballfield on for our schools was just Chapman Highway. recently passed. When I “Everyone should get mentioned it to one of the out there and vote,� he commissioners, he said, said. ‘That’s just the way it is.’ n People coming in want address safety concerns at the courthouse. Judges and others who work in the building have been pushing for years for some improvements like limiting the number of entrances to the facility and installing metal detectors, but those actions have been slow in coming. “Because the courthouse has so many entry/exit points and is the center of business for the county, it is very difficult to restrict access,� Waters said. “However, we have made a number of changes to increase safety. The number of officers present has increased. There is a security-camera system in use all the time. Each office has a panic button. The courtroom benches have bullet-proof materials. We have periodic training meetings with staff that includes safety issues. Metal detectors are used in certain instances. We continue to take steps to ensure the safety of employees and visitors to the courthouse.� Reagan seemed to disagree on the need to do more on that front, fearing the potential tab of such steps. “Safety within the courthouse is always an important factor,� he said. “I think at the present time

the county is doing a good job. I do not believe we should restrict any accessible entries, nor do I think we need any metal detectors. They are costly and it will take manpower to run them, and in turn, would cost more tax dollars.� For more information on Waters, visit his campaign Web site at www.waters4mayor. com. Reagan has set up a Facebook page to serve as a clearinghouse for his election effort. That information can be found by searching for Elect Howey Reagan Jr. Sevier County Mayor 2010 at n



also does not favor attendance zones to ease overcrowding in some schools; King does favor attendance zones. In District 3, Moore likes the screening process for hiring personnel, while Strange favors an advisory panel, made up of one or two parents from each grade, for dealing with help complaints and problems that “fall through the cracks.� Strange also supports a forum for addressing any problems in hiring proce-

dures. Neither District 3 candidate favors attendance zones, but Strange says parents should be encouraged to send their children to schools closest to their homes. Both say overcrowding is the biggest challenge facing the school system. Moore wants to move ahead with a fifth high school in the Kodak area. School board elections are nonpartisan, so the contests will be on both the Republican and Democratic primary ballots. District 5 candidate Becky Barnes is unopposed.

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Obituaries In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Ada Miriam Ogle

Giacomo (Jock) Lijoi

Ada Miriam Ogle, age 92 of Seymour, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was born August 8, 1917. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and a friend to all that knew her. She was well known for her coconut cakes. Her strong faith and love for God made her a special person. She will be deeply missed by all. Preceded in death by: husband, Hubert Ogle; parents, James and Sarah Ellen Ownby; sons, Rockford, Robert, and Ray Ogle; grandson, Ricky Ogle; great grandson, Jacob Ogle; daughter-in-law, Pat Ogle Hodges; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William Henry and Nancy Ogle; and several brothers and sisters. Survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Nancy & Jimmy Norton; son and daughter-in-law, Earl & Faye Ogle; daughters-in-law:, Laverne Ogle & Bertha Ogle; grandchildren, Roger Ogle & wife Edith, Earl Wayne Ogle & Carolyn, Curtis Ogle & wife Teresa, Nancy Cline, Tammy Valentine, Jama Owens & husband Bobby, Donna Thompson & husband Charlie, Doug Ogle, Kathy Dyer & husband Tim, Karen Harm & husband Gerald, Raymond Ogle & Kireston, and Ranee` Webb; 25 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews and friends; special friends, Mrs. Irene Head and Opal Garner. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Darrell Reigel for the special care he gave her these past few years. Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday at Atchleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seymour Chapel with Rev. Robert Burns and Rev. Lee Fuller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday in Ellejoy Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865, (865) 577-2807.

Giacomo (Jock) Lijoi, aka Chef Jock, age 50 of Knoxville, (formerly Sevier County), passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at his home in Knoxville. He was in a tragic car accident in 2001 that left him a quadriplegic. At the time of his death, he was in good health and spirits; he died peacefully. He was a well known and respected chef who owned Chef Jockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tastebuds CafĂŠ in Pigeon Forge, Chef Jockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roasted Pepper CafĂŠ & Bakery in Sevierville, and Chef Jockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bistro in Knoxville. He received many awards such as Best Chef by the Knoxville News Sentinel. He was also featured in Southern Living magazine and on the Food Network channel. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. Jock was preceded in death by his sister Caroline Lijoi of Ohio. Jock is survived by his daughters Shana Lijoi and fiancĂŠ Mark Branner, and Lea Lijoi and fiancĂŠ Matt Godfrey; grandchildren Ohren & Hunter Godfrey, and unborn Avery Branner; parents Andrea and Raphael Lijoi; sister Marianna Lijoi; brother Saverio Lijoi. The family will hold a Memorial Service & Mass at 3 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Knoxville held by Rev. Gerard P. Tully. Reception following service 5 p.m. West Hills Village Apartment Clubhouse, 3100 Lake Brook Blvd., Knoxville.


Memorial Day marks start of outdoor worship services Submitted report Another season of outdoor worship in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park begins with Memorial Day weekend and continues through Labor Day. This ministry is supported by 40 denominations nationwide and is called A Christian Ministry in the National Park. It was brought to the Smokies when George Fry served as superintendent. It is coordinated by a local support committee whose chair is Pastor Arne Walker. The student ministers are recruited by the national office located in Denver. The students work in the community. They are reimbursed for mileage and receive a small honorarium at the close of the season. All of the ministries follow federal guidelines. Services are held at Elkmont each Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and at Cades Cove at 10 a.m. A guided devotional walk is held at Cosby at 6 p.m. Verbal invitations are issued an hour to an hour and a half before service

times. Locals are always welcome to attend. Mount LeConte is an exception to this schedule. From Easter to Thanksgiving a sunrise outdoor service and a 9:30 a.m. service in the lodge are held. Local financial and prayer support is encouraged.

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Jimmy H. Graves, 62 of Sevierville, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010. He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Wanda M. Graves; daughter and son-inlaw, Angie M. and Dana Ramsey; son, Johnny J. Graves; two grandchildren; mother, Lucy K. Hurst; sister Ruby Flynn; sister and brother-in-law Linda Gayle and Roger Thomas; brother, Wayne Graves; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Boyd Y. and


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District 1, Seat B: James W. Bishop, Dale G. Bullock, Arlie Max Watson, Tommy R. Watts n District 2, Seat B: Gregory Phillip King, John A. Meyers n District 3, Seat A: Charles T. McGaha, Randall C. Williams n District 3, Seat B: Ray A. Proffitt, John E. French n District 4, Seat C: Marty Loveday, Roger H. Radel, Leonard H. Waring III n District 6, Seat A: Gregory D. Haggard, Joseph S. Karl, William G. Oates n District 6, Seat B:

Christopher A. Clepper, Dennis C. Gray, John Harold Pitner n District 7, Seat A: Ronnie W. Allen, Larry D. Etherton n District 7, Seat B: Duane A. Dodgen, Timothy S. Hurst, Kenneth P. Whaley n District 8, Seat A: Harold Gene Byrd, Troy A. Sellars n District 8, Seat B: Michael W. Hillard, Levator L. Maples, Andy R. Moore n District 9, Seat A: Edward Shane Luttrell, David Norton Jr. n District 9, Seat B: Judith A. Godfrey, Gerra L. Mary n District 10, Seat B: James Dykes, Jimmy R. Keener

was conciliatory about the uproar, given the knowledge a protracted legal battle with the powerful Washington legal group that instigated the debate could cost the county considerable money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a Christian, I fully support prayer and the reliance on God for guidance,â&#x20AC;? Moore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, I would be supportive of a moment of silence prior to the beginning of county commission meetings, as a compromise to avoid litigation.â&#x20AC;? Building the economy All but five out of the 33 candidates who responded expressed support for the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing effort, spearheaded by its Economic Development Council, to locate and purchase new property for industrial development. Most believe the move could bring more jobs to the area,

and provide more stability and better pay than jobs in the tourism industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we are going to need more industrial property in the next 25 years, we should consider buying it while land prices are at a historic low,â&#x20AC;? Seat 1B challenger Jim Bishop said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we want a more year-round economy then we may in fact need more industrial tracts.â&#x20AC;? On the other side, several challengers expressed opposition to new land acquisitions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would not support purchasing additional property at this time,â&#x20AC;? Seat 4C candidate Leonard Waring said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We must conserve our resources or invest in ideas and projects that have the best chance of large returns. Without rail service we are limited in the companies that we can recruit as demonstrated in our past performance in economic

development.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps the one question that brought the most varied answers is what to do to move beyond the seasonal booms and busts of the tourism industry. Suggestions from bringing in new transportation options to advertising were made. Seat 9A challenger Shane Luttrell proposed county leaders get schooled a bit on the art of recruitment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simply this: Attract more businesses to our area through partnerships,â&#x20AC;? Luttrell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knox County has been successful in landing some companies as well as Chattanooga. We need to visit with those folks and see how they approach these things.â&#x20AC;? Tim Hurst, a challenger for Seat 7B, said rather than moving away from its tourism-centric stance, the county should embrace it and do more to make the area a year-round destination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that marketing and advertising our county in other areas throughout the country would continue to bring more tourism and revenue to our county,â&#x20AC;? Hurst said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel that we already do a great job at this and should continue to let families know about our countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful attractions.â&#x20AC;? Fellow Commissioner Bill Oakes, who is running to keep his 6A post, agreed marketing needs to be a priority. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to continue to support the efforts of the tourism industry as they focus on the seasonal aspects of Sevier County,â&#x20AC;? Oakes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to maximize shopping, dining,

L. Huffaker n District 3, Seat B: Incumbent Sammy E. Scott is unopposed n District 4, Seat A: Incumbent Jack L. Galyon is unopposed n District 4, Seat B: Incumbent Roger Floyd is unopposed n District 5, Seat A: Lawson will face Day in the general election n District 5, Seat B: Incumbent William O. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billyâ&#x20AC;? Seagle is unopposed In questionnaires submitted to all the candidates by The Mountain Press, most cited drugs and burglaries as the main recurring crime problems in their areas. The greatest variation in their answers came addressing the hours they would spend on the post

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which does not offer pay beyond a stipend for serving warrants â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and whether they would use a marked vehicle in their duties. Constables have that option, but must provide the vehicles themselves. In District 1, Spence did not respond to the questionnaire but Maples and

Noland did. Maples said he is consistent in his duty to patrol his district, and he also attends area events when asked. He said he generally patrols in an unmarked vehicle. Noland didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t specify what hours he would work, but called the position a 24-hour-a-day job. He said

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On several of the questions the responses were nearly uniform. For instance, almost every candidate indicated the economy would be among the top issue faced by the new commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax base is large, but we depend on our sales tax revenue for a very large part of our budget,â&#x20AC;? Seat 1B incumbent Max Watson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the economy doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get better and tourists donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t travel to Sevier County then we could have a shortfall in our budget.â&#x20AC;? Likewise, there was nearly no deviation from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;stand and fightâ&#x20AC;? answer to a question about what the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response to the threat of a lawsuit demanding that the County Commission no longer start its meetings with the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A small group of individuals want to dictate how we conduct county business by eliminating the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer,â&#x20AC;? Seat 7B (District 7, Seat B) challenger Duane Dodgen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I want to say the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer and ask for Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guidance in carrying out a productive meeting concerning the citizens of Sevier County, then, by the grace of God I shall. If it takes tax dollars to defend our Constitutional and God-given rights, I am for spending the money.â&#x20AC;? Commissioner Harold Pitner, who holds Seat 6B, was more succinct. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No compromise, no change,â&#x20AC;? Pitner responded. Meanwhile, Seat 8B candidate Andy Moore

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Day registered to run as an independent against incumbent George W. Lawson, a Republican. The breakdown: n District 1, Seat A: Incumbent Jimmy C. Maples has opposition from Dale A. Noland and Delmar Spence n District 1, Seat B: Incumbent Ronnie R. Sutton is running unopposed n District 2, Seat A: Incumbent Roy Von Campbell has no opponent n District 2, Seat B: Incumbent Samuel D. Ayers faces Jerry R. Stoffle n District 3, Seat A: Incumbent Bryan Lee Ogle has opposition from David

A list of County Commission candidates in contested races on the Republican Primary ballot Tuesday:

entertainment and attractions as we invite more visitors to Sevier County. Increased year-round tourists will result in greater uninterrupted employment for service people, such as cooks, housekeepers, clerks, etc. Our small businesses, banks and other support industries can all work together to boost a year-round economy.â&#x20AC;? Building on local hillsides Another big issue is an how local land use should be regulated. After about three years, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hillsides Taskforce is set to present its recommendations for new regulations on building on steeplysloped property. Though the vote on that matter will likely come before any new commissioners would be seated, it seems likely debate will continue. The candidates were asked if they think the county should move forward with pushes to impose additional rules on local development, with the answers from Seat 4C challengers Roger Radel and Marty Loveday summing up the reasons county officials say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve move forward with the regulations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to always strive to protect the beauty we have and the reason people come to this area with reasonable and responsible development,â&#x20AC;? Loveday said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need responsible development to create jobs and opportunity for people of Sevier County.â&#x20AC;? While Loveday worried about the impact on the local scenery bad building can have, Radel shared concerns about safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Land owners should

have the right to develop their property, but with standards that need to be adhered to,â&#x20AC;? Radel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The developments should have safety standards and not cause damage to any surrounding properties.â&#x20AC;? Seat 3B challenger John French said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hopeful the county will quickly embrace the hillside development standards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The group of people that makes up the hillside task force have devoted a countless number of hours researching and establishing a basis for the new rules,â&#x20AC;? French said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel they have done an outstanding job on the recommendations that are to be presented to County Commission to help preserve and protect our countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beauty for future generations.â&#x20AC;? Commissioner Phil King acknowledged the difficulty of the matter and what a balancing act it is for county officials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I represent citizens who want regulations and citizens who are builders, so while looking at this issue we need to allow development while at the same time protecting the natural beauty and heritage,â&#x20AC;? King said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a tough issue. People come to our area for the beauty of the mountains and natural scenery. We need to make sure it is protected.â&#x20AC;? The only candidate to specifically speak out against new rules on development was Seat 10B challenger James Dykes, who was direct in his opposition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The county has enough rules,â&#x20AC;? Dykes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should just keep what we have.â&#x20AC;?

he would provide a marked car for use if elected. In District 2, Seat B, Ayers said he typically spends 25-35 hours a week on the job, but spends additional time as needed. He said he uses an unmarked car. Stoffle said he would spend 40 hours or more on the job, and would use a

marked car if elected. In District 3, Seat A, Ogle said he has two vehicles equipped with radios â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marked and one that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. He said he works at least 20 hours a week. Huffaker said he would work similar hours; he did not respond to the question about using marked cars.

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Community choral sing set tonight

This is the 47th year of the Community Choral Sing, which has scheduled its program at 6:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 317 Parkway. Admission is free. This choral event, originally known as the Music and Arts Festival, includes choirs from First Baptist Sevierville, First United Methodist Sevierville, St. Joseph Episcopal Sevierville, New Hope Church of God in Kodak, First Presbyterian Sevierville, The Gathering in Sevierville and Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. These churches come together to share the different sounds of their faith.



Bernard King banquet speaker

Bernard King, fourtime NBA All Star, will speak at the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains 2010 Steak & Burger Dinner Saturday at the Grand Resort Convention Center. The event begins at 6 p.m. The dinner features entertainment by club members, as well as a photography exhibit. King’s talk will round out the evening. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available and can be reserved by contacting Sue Dempersmier at 428-6550 or by e-mail to



Church to observe anniversary today

Christ Covenant Full Gospel Church will be celebrating its second anniversary in its church building today. There will be special singing by Mike Burse, pianist and singer Bob Holbrook, Linda Rutherford and Melissa Fuentes. Christ Covenant is located at 5759 Sevierville Road, one mile from Chapman Highway. Sunday School is held at 9:30 a.m.; worship at 10:30 and 6 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information call 924-7826 or visit

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville-based pharmacy with a new way to supply medication to nursing homes is benefiting from a $120 million state-funded venture capital program called TNInvestco. New Day Pharmacy aims to increase patient safety by providing daily unit doses rather than a bottle of pills that would last a month.



Police ask again about missing girl

NASHVILLE (AP) — Seven years after her disappearance, Nashville detectives and FBI agents went door-to-door in east Nashville asking about Tabitha Tuders. Tuders was 13 when she went missing after leaving her home on April 29, 2003, to catch a school bus at an intersection. The girl never got on the bus and detectives in Nashville have since been looking for her or anyone who might have seen her.

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Expect to see more hacking cases By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer KNOXVILLE — Look for an increase in computer hacking trials, like the one involving Sarah Palin’s e-mail account. That’s a prediction by a trial consultant and representatives of defense attorneys and prosecutors. A federal court jury Friday in Knoxville convicted 22-year-old David Kernell. He was found guilty of obstruction of justice and unauthorized access to a computer. He was acquitted on a charge of wire fraud. Jurors in their fourth day of deliberating announced they were

deadlocked on an identity theft charge. A sentencing was not immediately set for the obstruction conviction, a felony that carries a maximum possible penalty of 20 years in prison. The unauthorized access to a computer is a misdemeanor, carrying a maximum possible penalty of one year behind bars. A psychologist who is senior vice president of a trial and jury consulting firm said there will be “more and more and more” such cases. “Just like we would not want someone to use a key to enter our house, we don’t want people to steal our password to enter

our computer files,” said Arthur Patterson, the senior vice president at DecisionQuest. Kernell’s attorney, Wade Davies, said at the trial that his client was a student at the University of Tennessee when he got into Palin’s e-mail account as a prank, using her birth date, her Alaska zip code and other available information that helped Kernell guess the answer to her secret question, where she met husband, Todd. Prosecutors said the hacking was an effort to damage Palin’s campaign in 2008 when she was the Republican vice-presidential candidate and still Alaska’s governor.

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National quote roundup “What troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad,. When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.” — President Barak Obama, speaking Saturday at University of Michigan graduation

“We did a lot of practice role-playing all week. What to do if somebody gets hostile, or they refuse to answer your questions.” — Lesley Rubinger, 61, of Manhattan, who will be leading a crew of census workers in her first door-to-door count

“Maybe that’s some kind of sideways apology to Michael for blowing a trial that a first-year law student could not have lost.” ­ — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., of attorney Mickey Sherman, who defended Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial of Martha Moxley. Skakel will file an appeal in coming weeks challenging Sherman’s effectiveness.

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Sevierville center making a comeback Governor’s Crossing Shopping Center in Sevierville has seen better days. In recent years tenants have moved out, and there are a number of vacant buildings. In bankruptcy for a while, the center was sold in 2008 to an Atlanta-based marketing company, and now it appears things are turning around. The strip center on Collier Drive is getting two new tenants, both chain stores. One of them is taking over three parcels to open a 12,000square-foot business. The leasing agent for the center’s owner is aggressively marketing the shopping center, calling on contacts created through 49 properties across several states. “It was a little deserted when we bought it,” leasing agent Harold McCaleb of RCG Ventures said of the shopping center. “When we bought it, a couple of tenants just disappeared. But we are building it back.” Under construction now is the new home of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store, a national company. It will take over three units, including the one occupied by Teacher’s Pet, which is moving to a new spot in the center. Jo-Ann Fabric should be open late summer to early fall. Sally Beauty Supply is moving next door to Books-A-Million and should be open in 30-45 days, McCaleb said. Meanwhile, the anchor tenants are secure, McCaleb said. Books-A-Million is signed for the next four to five years. VF Sportswear is not close to renewal time for its lease. McCaleb says the shopping center, while not on the Parkway where some feel a business has to be for success, is not far from it. Besides, when Collier Drive was opened all the way to Veterans Boulevard, it made access easier, especially for locals who know the backroads and how to avoid the often congested Parkway. “I’ve gone to that market a number of times and I talk to locals on a regular basis,” McCaleb said. “They indicate to me it’s more accessible because you can get to Governor’s Crossing from the rear, and that people who visit the area are figuring out you don’t have to go down the main road. You can come around the back side. Traffic is starting to increase. It’s not hard to get to.” RCG Ventures, named for owner Robert Charles George, is not in the development business. It does not build centers; it buys existing centers that appear to be troubled or with a number of vacant spaces. The company owns shopping centers in White Pine, Morristown, Jefferson City, Oak Ridge and just outside Nashville. McCaleb works the Tennessee-North CarolinaSouth Carolina territory. McCaleb says developers have felt the impact of the recession the hardest, because many built their projects without secured tenants. They hoped to attract them when the project was completed or nearly completed. For some, like Belle Island, that strategy hasn’t worked so well. These days it’s harder for developers to get bank financing under the same conditions that allowed them to get loans before the recession. Banks are more cautious. To buy an existing shopping center and market it aggressively is a formula that has worked for RCG Ventures, McCaleb said. And it will work for Governor’s Crossing, he feels. There remain vacancies in the Sevierville complex. What he’d like to attract is a solid men’s clothing store or an outfitter like a camping supply operation. McCaleb is in a position to evaluate the economic recovery, and he says he can sense it from the tenants he talks to. We’re not back yet. Buyers are cautious, especially when it comes to items they want but don’t really need. Customers ask more questions and hunt more deals, particularly deals for things they want but may not really need. However, he does feel good a turnaround is under way. “I talk to a lot of mom-and-pop business people, and they think they weathered the storm,” McCaleb said. “They see struggles ahead, but they don’t feel the pinch they did a year ago. I am hearing more of that out there.” That bodes well for his efforts in his efforts to reinvigorate Governor’s Crossing. — Stan Voit is editor of The Mountain Press. His column appears each Sunday. He can be reached at 428-0748, ext. 217, or e-mail to


Making a difference Your vote matters, so be sure to cast it on Tuesday Two tied elections in Franklin County, Ga. last November prove that your vote really does count. Mayoral races in the small towns of Royston and Franklin Springs, located just a mile from each other and about 30 miles northeast of Athens, ended in ties, the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald reported. After recounts and a provisional ballot were counted, both elections were decided by just one vote. In 1876, one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency. Samuel Tilden won the election by more than 200,000 votes over Hayes. However, some states reported confusing returns and the Electoral College found itself deadlocked. So, a special commission was formed to make the final decision. The commission decided that Hayes, although losing the popular vote, won the electoral vote 185-184. In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union. When attempts to arrive at an annexation treaty failed, Congress passed a joint resolution for annexing Texas. The original vote in the Senate

was a 26-26 tie. When a Louisiana congressman changed his vote to yes, it allowed the passage of the annexation resolution under which Texas entered the United States. In 1988, Bob Hellyer won the Democratic primary for Iowa House District 67 by one vote. Hellyer received 768 and James Martley received 767. One vote can make a difference and sometimes does. Those are but a few examples. Many people have already voted in Tuesday’s primary elections. Others will vote election day. The contests include two contested seats on the school board, a contested county mayor’s race, the position of constable in five districts, and all seats on the County Commission — though some candidates are unopposed in the Republican primary. Each year, it’s a struggle not only to get people to vote, but to get them interested in the election process. That’s hard to figure out. Early voting makes it easy, and there rarely are

long lines at the voting precincts on election day. The people we elect locally wield a lot of power. They have the authority to tax, to set policy in the sheriff’s office and county mayor’s office, to decide on rezoning requests and to determine policies and procedures that can affect the way we live our lives. A lot of people have decided to seek office this year, and they are to be commended. It’s not easy to put your name on the ballot and ask people to vote for you. It’s a lot easier to sit back and criticize or second-guess what those who run and win end up doing. Seeking public office takes courage, determination, money and time. Elections separate the appointed from the disappointed. Those who offer themselves for office deserve your attention and consideration. If you didn’t vote early, then do show up and vote on Tuesday. Democracy depends upon not just an informed electorate, but an involved electorate.

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Public forum Son charged with burglary not guilty of the charges

they left the tag number was taken. The submitted report further states that the officer/detective was able to be led to the owner of the car which led him to the Editor: I must do all I can to clear my son’s name. occupant. Not true; the two men found Detective John Brown through his business On April 5, 2010, he was charged with calling card. burglary. On April 7 The Mountain Press The two men went first to the printed a submitted report from Sheriff Ron Sevierville’s Police Department and were Seals. This submitted report is not true. told no detective had been dispatched. And that is why I’m writing this letter. They went to the Sheriff’s Department I also will be writing to the Governor to find Detective Brown. Told he was not requesting a full investigation. there, the two men called the number on The neighbor did not encounter two Brown’s card. Brown answered and told men at the home in a car. The neighbor the two men he was busy and could not encountered the two men at a vacant forcome to the Sheriff’s Department. The sale lot near the home. The men were detective told the two men to wait for him. turning around after missing a turn. They They waited until detective Brown showed were going to visit someone in the comup. munity. The neighbor and his passenger Once Detective Brown started to quesencountered the two men, blocked them, tion the two men, he would turn his then started to question them about why recorder on and off; off when accusing the they were in the area. After the two men men of breaking into the home; on when explained, the neighbor and passenger he questioned them in a professional way. allowed them to complete their turn. As

While questioning one of the men, Brown got up so close into the man’s face that spit would splatter onto the face of the man. When the detective decided to arrest the two men, they allowed the detective to cuff them. The submitted report also stated that the two men were arrested after attempting to burglarize the home. That is wrong. These two men are not guilty. The Mountain Press should have sent out a reporter to talk to the neighbor. I went to the Redbud area and took pictures of the empty lot. Anything could have activated that alarm. How safe are the residents of this Redbud Way and Kerr Road if, in fact, someone did try to break into this home? These residents are not protected while two men take the rap. I was born in Sevierville in 1953 and my parents before me. Ms. L.S. Fox Sevierville

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By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor

SEYMOUR — The Seymour Eagles (21-9) got off their two-game snide Saturday, with a walk-off win over the visiting Science Hill Toppers 6-5 at Don Doyle Field. Tied heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles, losers of their last two home games, Scott Norman knew they didn’t want to feel the sting of another late-inning loss. Cory Clark led off the inning with a double, and following a passed ball and a pair of walks, the Seymour crowd was in for some real drama. Sophomore Ryan Burnett, just called up from junior-varsity, stepped up to the plate with the game on the line. What happened next won’t be found on any Hollywood script. He got the game-winning RBI in the most non-traditional of ways. “He got the gamewinning RBI with a hit in the rear-end,” coach Scott Norman said with a laugh. “We call that wearin’ one.” While sophomore Hunter Neff got the win on the mound for the Eagles, Chris McCarter had done the day’s dirty work, pitching five innings of three-run baseball before leaving with a 5-3 lead. Neff surrendered two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the score, but Burnett’s taking one for the team minutes later earned Neff the win. Sophomore Logan Jenkins hit his first career homer for the Eagles to lead off the game, and fellow sophomore Ben Whisler added another bomb later in the contest. Cory Clark also packed a punch at the plate for Seymour, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. “That was a good win for us tonight, I think they’re no. 1 in the Big East,” Norman said. The win will give Seymour some momentum heading into Tuesday night’s pivotal IMAC battle at Morristown West. Should Sevier County win their game over Jefferson County Monday, the Seymour/ West matchup is for second place in the district’s final standings. Should Sevier lose to Jefferson County, the winner of the Seymour/West game will tie with the Bears in the final standings, though Sevier County will earn the tournament’s one-seed thanks to tie breakers. The first two teams in the standings will earn home field advantage throughout the district tournament, with the top seed hosting the championship game.

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Coach Lance Traywick (left) and the Sevier County Smoky Bears have gone 94-59 over the past five seasons, after winning just 12 games in the previous seven years. The Bears will claim their first-ever district title with a win over Jefferson County on Monday. PREP BASEBALL

Purple Reign In 5 years, the Smoky Bears have gone from doormat to district power By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEVIERVILLE — Before coach Lance Traywick took the Sevier County baseball head coaching job prior to the 2006 season, he was told the team had only won 12 games in the previous seven seasons. Traywick quickly replied he’d resign if the team didn’t win 12 games in his first season at the helm. It’s that boisterous, never-say-die approach that’s helped take the Smoky Bears from the bottom of the heap to the head of the class. Still, the fifth-year head coach deflects credit for the turn around, instead choosing to praise the players that have earned the 94 wins the team has put up since 2006. “This group of seniors really has been the core to help turn this team around,” Traywick said, “leadership-wise, as well as playing on the field. “These kids had been around the game a little bit (coming into the program), they’d played some travel ball, and they knew what it took to compete. Our personalities matched very well. They’re a bunch of gritty guys that like to compete, and it was a perfect match.” Putting in grueling hours of practice helped hone the players skills, and after two seasons roughly .500 baseball, the team really gelled in 2008, earning an 18-10 mark — the best record Sevier County had put together since the 1960s. “It’s been very gratifying, very satisfying to see the program from its infancy until now,” Traywick said. “The greatest joy I have is being able to watch these guys come in as young men and watching them leave as men. It’s been an honor to watch this year’s seniors grow up over the past four years, that’s special.” Last season, the Bears set the school’s record for wins, putting up a 22-10 record. See BEARS, Page A11

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TAMPA, Fla. — Former Mississippi quarterback Jevan Snead insists he has no regrets about passing up his final season of college eligibility, only to watch the NFL draft come and go without hearing his name called. Disappointed but undeterred, the one-time top prospect — whose stock dropped during an inconsistent junior year — signed a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is participating a rookie minicamp this weekend. “I didn’t really know what to expect. I certainly didn’t have my hopes up too high or anything like that. I knew that anything could happen, so I was ready for anything,” he said. “It didn’t go exactly the way I had hoped, but I’m here now. I’m here to make the best of it.” Snead began his college career at Texas before transferring to Ole Miss. He appeared well on his way to being a potential high pick after throwing for 2,762 yards and 26 touchdowns in his first season with the Rebels two years ago. He threw for 2,632 yards and 20 TDs in 2009, leading Ole Miss to nine wins and moving into second place behind Eli Manning on the career touchdown list with 46. But he also tossed 20 interceptions after finishing with 13 the previous season. The decision to turn pro early suprised some scouts, who felt he regressed as a junior and should stay in school. The 22-year-old scoffed at speculation that one of the reasons he left the Rebels was he wasn’t guaranteed to retain his starting job. “I graduated in December with my marketing degree. That was a huge thing for me, and really I felt like it was my time to go,” said Snead, who played behind Colt McCoy at Texas in 2006. “A bunch of people say it was because of competition, and I’ll tell you right now, that’s ridiculous,” he said. “I’ve never been afraid to compete. I wouldn’t have come out if I was afraid to compete because I know that See SnEAD, Page A10


Hardesty hopes to fill Lewis’ role for Browns BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns still have a punishing running back from Tennessee who wears No. 31. Only Jamal Lewis is gone and Montario Hardesty is at Cleveland’s rookie minicamp. Hardesty, who has known Lewis since his freshman year with the Volunteers, was a secondround pick in last month’s

NFL draft after the Browns traded up to get him. “He was at some of the scrimmages and he liked how I ran the ball,” Hardesty said of Lewis. “So he took me under his wing and told me some things about how to prepare myself for college and prepare myself for the next level.” Hardesty now hopes to help fill the void left by his

mentor, who was released in February after post-concussion symptoms ruined his final season with the Browns. Cleveland entered last month’s draft looking for a physical runner to complement Jerome Harrison and gave Philadelphia a third-round pick and two fifth-rounders to move up 12 spots and take Hardesty at the bottom of the sec-

ond round. “He was a physical runner, a punishing runner,” Browns coach Eric Mangini said. “He enjoyed contact. I thought those things were real positives. I think those are real positives for any team and I think it’s a real positive in this division.” Harrison rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the last three

games, including a memorable 286-yard performance against the Chiefs. He finished the season with 862 rushing yards — 561 over the final three games — but the Browns weren’t convinced that his 5-foot-9 frame could endure the pounding of a full season. They got Peyton Hillis See HARDESTY, Page A9

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Mayfair clings to two-shot lead at PGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quail Hollow By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

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Montario Hardesty runs against UCLA last season. Hardesty exploded onto the scene in his season season, running for over 1,300 yards.

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from Denver as part of the Brady Quinn trade before adding Hardesty, who rushed for 1,345 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. Injuries wrecked his first few years at Tennessee. He was granted a medical hardship after undergoing multiple surgeries on his right knee as a freshman. He missed time the following season with ankle problems and then was limited as a junior because of a stress fracture in his foot. The injuries didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scare off the Browns, who liked his style and the fact he came from the

Southeastern Conference, one of the best in college football. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he has some good, short-area quickness and burst that some other big backs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily have,â&#x20AC;? Mangini said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How that translates remains to be seen. I liked everything that I learned about him.â&#x20AC;? Lewis clashed with Mangini during their first and only season together in Cleveland. Lewis was critical of Manginiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice regimen and felt the coach was working the players too hard. Halfway through last season, Lewis said he would retire. He softened that stance when the post-concussion symptoms ended his season early. After the

Browns released him, he said in a statement he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decided yet whether he would return to the NFL. He is still a free agent. Hardesty said he has not spoken to Lewis since the Browns drafted him. The comparisons between Lewis and Hardesty are inevitable, considering they share the same college, pro team and now jersey number. But Hardesty shied away from any comparisons, as did Mangini. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really compare myself to Jamal,â&#x20AC;? Hardesty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen Jamal play before. Jamal is a great running back. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be happy to live up to half of the things that he has done in the league.â&#x20AC;?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Winless for almost 12 years on the PGA Tour, Billy Mayfair will take whatever he can get. There was that Friday game he won a few weeks ago at Whisper Rock, the Arizona club where members include Geoff Ogilvy and Paul Casey. He won a match against his wife, a good college player. And he won a qualifier Monday, significant because it gave Mayfair a tee time in the Quail Hollow Championship. Now comes a chance for the real thing. Mayfair kept the ball in play Saturday and kept the lead at Quail Hollow, shooting a 1-under 71 to take a two-shot lead over Masters champion Phil Mickelson and Carolina favorite Davis Love III. A victory would be his first since the 1998 Buick Open, and the first time a Monday qualifier won on the PGA Tour since Fred Wadsworth in the 1986 Southern Open. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today was a real test for me,â&#x20AC;? Mayfair said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kept it going for 18 holes and still have the lead going into tomorrow.â&#x20AC;? It is hard for Mayfair not to get caught up in the possibilities. He lost his PGA Tour card after the worst season of his career, and a victory would sure take care of that. He only got into Quail Hollow because of a Monday qualifier that he almost missed. Mayfair was late arriving in Charlotte, had to race to the course to make his tee time and then shot a 65, his best score of the year. All thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left is to hold off Mickelson, Love and a collection of players who have

won far more recently than Mayfair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to put it out of my mind,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to use my 21 years of experiences out here, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;You know what? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been out here.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a tour veteran, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of veterans that are chasing me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing this for a long time, and I know what I need to do tomorrow and how to handle it. And try to do the best I can.â&#x20AC;? He has been good enough so far, finishing three rounds at 9-under 207. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his first 54-hole lead in four years. Mickelson, in his first start since winning a third green jacket, overcame food poisoning at the start of the week and a few errant shots to put himself in a great position to join a strong list of champions at Quail Hollow. He birdied the par 5s on the back nine, and he closed with a tough twoputt from 60 feet for a 71. He made par, and he made a point. It was such an impossible putt that Mickelson told his caddie to leave the pin in the cup because he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aiming at the hole, wanting to avoid any chance of the ball going down a slope. Instead, he hit it well to the right, then made about a 6-footer for par. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For as beautifully designed as this golf course is tee to green, the greens are by far the worst designed greens we play on tour,â&#x20AC;? Mickelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in immaculate shape, I would say that 18 would be the worst green that we have on tour, except that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not even the worst on this golf course â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 12 is.â&#x20AC;? Love birdied three of his last five holes for a 4-under 68 and will play in the final

group with Mayfair. For a tournament that no longer has Tiger Woods, who missed the cut, it is not lacking in star power. Twotime major champion Angel Cabrera had a 73 and was in the group at 6-under 210 that included Pebble Beach winner Dustin Johnson (72) and J.J. Henry (71). Another shot back was Jim Furyk, who already has won twice this year. Furyk had a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole that caught the lip and spun 5 feet away, he wound up three-putting for bogey. He still shot 71 and was right in the mix. So was Rory McIlroy, who had to make eagle on his 16th hole Friday to make the cut on the number. Playing early Saturday, McIlroy made birdie on half of his holes for a 66. By the end of the day, he was only four shots out of the lead. Ten players were within four shots of the top, a margin that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem so large considering how long it has been since Mayfair has been tested like this. The 43-year-old Mayfair is a five-time winner and still the only player to beat Woods in a playoff on the PGA Tour. That was in the 1998 Nissan Open, and he won the Buick Open later that year. That was his last victory. He was tested the most Saturday in the middle of his round, hitting his tee shot into the creek on the par-5 seventh and making a bogey as his lead dropped to one shot. He made a tough par after hitting a tree with his tee shot on the next hole, made a good par save on the ninth, then hit a wedge to about 6 feet for birdie on the 10th. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once I birdied 10, I kept the momentum going,â&#x20AC;? Mayfair said.

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Super Saver wins Kentucky Derby with Borel aboard By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call him Bo-rail for nothing. Calvin Borel grabbed the rail and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let go Saturday, sloshing through the slop on another flawless ride to win his third Kentucky Derby in four years. The most wide-open Derby in years ended with a sure thing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Borel crossing the finish line and punching the air with this right fist, raising it toward the gray sky. The jockeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magic touch on his home track gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first Derby victory after 24 failures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Calvin Borel is a great rider anywhere he goes, but at Churchill Downs heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even five lengths better,â&#x20AC;? Pletcher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He knows how to ride this track and gets along with his colt beautifully.â&#x20AC;? Borelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ride nearly duplicated the one he turned in last year aboard 50-1 shot Mine That Bird, except he and Super Saver went off at lower odds and were never in last place. He was confident enough in his colt and his knowledge of the track to take him off the lead in the early going of the 1 1/4-mile race. In all but one of his six previous races, Super Saver had never been farther back than second in the early stages. Borel knew that strategy wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work in a 20-horse Derby field on a tiring, sloppy track that had been


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the next level is all about competing. Anybody that said I was afraid to compete doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about.â&#x20AC;? Snead and two other undrafted quarterbacks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; South Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Matt Grothe and Texas Southernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bobby Reid â&#x20AC;&#x201D; hope to impress the Bucs as they were given crash courses on offense. So far, coach Raheem Morris likes what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen of Snead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done a good job of going out there being able to run the offense,â&#x20AC;?

pelted by heavy rain early in the day. Breaking from the No. 4 post, he immediately tucked his colt along the rail â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a predictable move considering his nickname â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and there they stayed almost the entire way. Super Saver was timed in 2:04.45 as the 8-1 second-choice behind favorite Lookin At Lucky, whose 6-1 odds tied Harlanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday in 2002 for the longest priced favorite in 136 runnings. He paid $18, $8.80 and $6. Borel is the first jockey to win three derbies in four years; Bill Hartack won three in five years from 1960-64. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Calvin Borel is amazing. He is fearless,â&#x20AC;? trainer Bob Baffert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He takes control of the race, and you have to give him a lot of credit. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great rider.â&#x20AC;? Baffert should know. He thought he had his fourth Derby victory in the bag last year until front-running Pioneerof the Nile was overtaken in the stretch by Borel and Mine That Bird. Baffertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lookin At Lucky wound up sixth, clearly compromised by starting on the rail. His other colt, Conveyance, finished 15th after setting the pace for more than three-quarters of a mile. Trained by Nick Zito, Ice Box returned $11.20 and $8 after nipping Paddy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Prado at the wire for second. Paddy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Prado paid $7.40 to show. Pletcher let out a whoop and slapped his hands together after his colt crossed the finish line, snapping a skid that the Eclipse

Award-winning trainer was eager to end. He seemed to have a lock on his first Derby win until expected favorite Eskendereya was withdrawn last weekend with a swollen leg. That left Pletcher with four horses in the race, but none as highly regarded. His other finishers were: Mission Impazible, ninth; filly Devil May Care, 10th; and Discreetly Mine, 13th. The crowd of 155,804 sought shelter early on

from the rain, which had stopped by post time, with sun breaking through the clouds. Make Music for Me was fourth, followed by Nobleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Promise, Lookin At Lucky, Dublin, Stately Victor, Mission Impazible, Devil May Care, American Lion and Jackson Bend. Discreetly Mine was 13th, followed by Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitten, Conveyance, Homeboykris, Sidneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candy, Line of David, Awesome Act and Backtalk.

Morris said, adding heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely take four quarterbacks into training camp. Second-year pro Josh Freeman is Tampa Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starter, backed up by Josh Johnson and Rudy Carpenter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity for everybody in this camp,â&#x20AC;? Morris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have brought anybody in who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a good opportunity.â&#x20AC;? Grothe, the Big East career offense leader who missed most of his senior season after knee surgery, is one of 49 tryouts hoping minicamp leads to a college free agent deal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very impressed. Listen to him get into a

huddle, you understand why he was in control of his team, why he was a guy over there at South Florida who ran the show,â&#x20AC;? Morris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about a guy who has a lot of wins under his belt, a lot of yards.â&#x20AC;? Getting back on the field this weekend has been an emotional experience for Grothe, who threw for 8,669 yards and 52 touchdowns in his career. At one point, he broke down speaking about how much heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missed football and what the games means to him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just something I love to do. The last eight months have been a

big struggle for me, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to come back strong,â&#x20AC;? Grothe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of kids dream to be in these shoes, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just going to not take it for granted and do what I can to try to stick around.â&#x20AC;?

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Calvin Borel rides Super Saver looks back at the field during the 136th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 1, in Louisville, Ky.

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This year the team smashed that mark with 24 wins, and a win over Jefferson County Monday night will cement the Bears as District 2-AAA Champions, something a baseball team at SCHS has never accomplished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken) a dedication to excellence and a commitment to getting better every single day,â&#x20AC;? Traywick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about the end goal with this program, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to end up, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about what we do each and every day to get better to get closer to the goal. If you take that approach and you break it down and take it day by day, you have no choice but to get better.â&#x20AC;? Still, some skeptics may point out Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move to the IMAC Conference as the sole reason the team could earn itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first district title. While Traywick readily admits moving out of powerhouse Farragutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s district did free up the title chance, the coach doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see that as a reason to short-sell the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplishments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand some people might say that, but, hey, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no shame in not winning your district when (Farragut) is state championship every year,â&#x20AC;? Traywick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand is this IMAC is a good district, almost any one of them can beat you on any given day.â&#x20AC;? In that district, facing the likes of Seymour, SouthDoyle and the Morristown schools, Sevier County has put up a 10-3 record this season, which has them a game up on their nearest competition. But a loss to Jefferson County on Monday night could result in a regular season co-champion scenario, although the Bears would likely have the tie-breaker and thusly be the tournamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-seed. Still, the Smoky Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first year in the IMAC could be viewed as nothing but an overwhelming success. Especially considering where the Purple and White have come from in such a short time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a lot of coaches before me in a short period of time,â&#x20AC;? Traywick said, referring to the period between coach Larry Cannonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1997 team (the coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only winning team at SCHS) and himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They came in and they got

more this year than the previous three years combined. This year he became a baseball player, and what a difference itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made for him and for our team. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud of Charlie, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also grown up a lot as a young man over the past year. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very proud of his development, not only as a player, but as a person.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Zach Flynn: â&#x20AC;&#x153;People really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand what kind of ability and what kind of talent he has. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very, very young senior. We have juniors that are older than he is. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not close to reaching potential yet, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to work everyday to get better and his the best hitter that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen build on the winning tradition weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve started at in this county since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Sevier County High School.â&#x20AC;? been up here. Once Zach gets to college and focuses Lance Traywick, SCHS head coach on baseball, sky is the limit for him.â&#x20AC;? discouraged very soon. And brief rundown of each of â&#x20AC;˘ Josh White and Cody his seniors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a group that I knew what I was getting Clabo: â&#x20AC;&#x153;These two guys into from the start. I knew brings a wash of pride over donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play on an everyday his face. how bad it was â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it was basis, but they come to â&#x20AC;˘ Michael Farragut: the worst baseball program work on an everyday basis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has been the heart that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ever seen. I knew Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve improved greatly and soul of our ballclub it was going to take somesince they got here, and one stubborn, like me, and for the past four years. He they can play. When these was a team leader from the two go to Berea, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll conlike our coaches, that was not going to take no for an first day that he walked tribute and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play.â&#x20AC;? into the building, and was answer. People told me it Traywick said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been elected a team captain as couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be done, and that often asked what he plans a freshman. The credit was all I needed to hear, to do once these seniors for him comes from his that stoked a fire inside graduate. father, Mike Farragut. He me that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be extinHis answer is simple. has a phenomenal father guished.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to win,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Michael Farragut was a Aside from the players Traywick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going gritty competitor from the and coaches, Traywick to continue to win and beginning, and he was very build our program. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re credits several others for mature from the minute he going to work everyday to helping the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s started.â&#x20AC;? transformation. get better and build on the â&#x20AC;˘ Austin Solomon: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get too much credit winning tradition weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve for this program. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been am so proud of Austin started at SCHS. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an effort by a lot of people, Solomon. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an example going to continue to put of what happens when coach Dennis Duff, coach out first class young men youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re determined and you and help to develop them A.C. Willis, coach Jimbo Conner, not to mention the have a great work ethic. to be the best they can do Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made himself into a community support that on the field. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to baseball player. He came to continue to win. weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received in the last us a kid whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been cut and five years, which has led â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have plans of continusupposedly wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good to the indoor and all the ing to build the tradition. improvements to the field. enough to play high school This is a great community, baseball. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a shining The community has really a great place to work and example of what determisupported us, and our live and teach, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top nation and work ethic can success is a direct result. notch all the way around. Judge Gary Wade, Leonard do for a young man. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s It deserves a championship improved as much as any Waring, Rex McCarter program. This is not a blip player weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had.â&#x20AC;? and Mitch Rader. All of on the radar screen. This â&#x20AC;˘ Brandon Houser: these people have been is a program. We will coninstrumental in our facility â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dogged competitinue to be successful, and tor. The best example is improvements and things not only will we be successthe other night. We went getting better, and these ful, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be successful at a are just to name a few. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s into Seymour and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t high level.â&#x20AC;? have command of any of helped give me and my staff the tools we needed to his pitches, and he just went out on the mound compete at this level.â&#x20AC;? and competed for seven He also credited SCHS innings. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no situAthletic Director Todd ation, no stage thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too Loveday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not looked over my big for Brandon Houser. Not big enough, not strong shoulder, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been supenough, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s went out portive, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trusted me to get the program in the right and competed day after day direction, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reaping and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developed very the results,â&#x20AC;? Traywick said. well. We wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be where we are without him.â&#x20AC;? But, of course it all â&#x20AC;˘ Charlie Fields: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comes back to the playan athlete. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developed ers, and Traywick gave a

Lawsuit says Saints covered up stolen Vicodin By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Less than three months after their thrilling victory in the Super Bowl, the New Orleans Saints have been accused by their former security director of trying to cover up the theft of prescription pain pills from the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drug locker. One of those involved was head coach Sean Payton, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the suit. Payton and the Saints denied the allegations, and Payton was not named in court papers. The lawsuit, filed Friday by Geoffrey Santini, a former FBI agent who resigned from the club in August 2009, alleged one senior staff member stole Vicodin pills while another was given an amount large enough to constitute abuse. The suit did not name the staff members. However, the two people familiar with the case said Payton allegedly was allowed to take a large quantity of pills from the team supply, and another staff member allegedly stole pills. No allegations were made against any Saints players,

the two people said. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said the allegations are false and the club will aggressively defend itself in court. And Payton, who was at his vacation home in Watercolor, Fla., on Saturday, denied any wrongdoing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have reviewed Geoff Santiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawsuit and the unwarranted publicity it has received,â&#x20AC;? Payton said in a statement released by the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have never abused or stolen Vicodin or any other medication and I fully support the Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; position in this matter.â&#x20AC;? NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said that while the league had not read the complaint, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we are aware of the lawsuit and that the Saints reject the claims as false.â&#x20AC;? The theft of Vicodin, a narcotic used to relieve moderate to severe pain, is a state and federal offense. Any attempt to cover up such a theft also could constitute a state or federal crime. Failure to report a felony also is a federal crime. Santiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Donald Hyatt II, said he was not aware if any criminal charges had been filed. He said if there was a sealed indictment it would not have been made public.

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National League East Division W L Pct GB New York 14 10 .583 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Philly 13 10 .565 1/2 Washington 13 10 .565 1/2 Florida 11 12 .478 2 1/2 Atlanta 10 14 .417 4 Central Division W L Pct GB two Los Angeles clubs. By GREG BEACHAM St. Louis 16 8 .667 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lakers are virtually AP Sports Writer Cincinnati 12 12 .500 4 unchanged from last year, Chicago 12 13 .480 4 1/2 For Carlos Boozer and with only Ron Artest added Pittsburgh 10 13 .435 5 1/2 Milwaukee 9 14 .391 6 1/2 Deron Williams, this third to the mix of last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Houston 8 15 .348 7 1/2 time isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t particularly champions who routed Utah West Division in five games in last springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s W L Pct GB charming. Diego 15 8 .652 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For the third straight post- first round. The Jazz came San SF 14 9 .609 1 season, the Utah Jazz have back impressively from that Arizona 11 13 .458 4 1/2 run into the Los Angeles disappointment, jumping Colorado 11 13 .458 4 1/2 9 14 .391 6 Lakers. Kobe Bryant and into the conference title LAD

Pau Gasol ended Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last two playoff runs, and the franchise with 15 NBA titles again is blocking the Jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pursuit of their first. Although Utah finished just four games behind the top-seeded Lakers in the overall Western Conference standings, Boozer knows his scrappy but injury-tagged team isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t given much of a shot to hold off Bryant and his playoff-tested crew in the second-round series, which starts with Game 1 on Sunday at Staples Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re underdogs again,â&#x20AC;? Boozer said Saturday before flying to Los Angeles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re undermanned again. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever been anything other than the underdog. I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the easiest position to be in, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the position that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in.â&#x20AC;? Bryant didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly spend the Lakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 39-hour gap between playoff games studying up on fifth-seeded Utah after Los Angeles finally eliminated Oklahoma Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in six games. Boozer and Williams are more experienced than the Thunderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dynamic duo and more familiar with the Lakers, although theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on equally short rest after knocking off Denver on Friday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No scouting report necessary for either team,â&#x20AC;? Bryant said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know their offense inside-out. They know our offense insideout, as well as the defense. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played each other so many times, including preseason. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just extremely, extremely familiar with each other.â&#x20AC;? These franchises have more in common than their geographically bizarre nicknames â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which would actually make a whole lot more sense if they swapped. The Lakers have met the Jazz in five previous postseasons dating to 1988. The winner reached the NBA finals each time, from Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stockton-andMalone powerhouses in the late 1990s to Bryantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last



picture this spring behind a breakout season from Williams, a first-time AllStar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing the Lakers, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough task,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we do feel a lot more confident than we have in the past. We feel like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a tougher team this year, mentally and physically. We finally answered a lot of the questions people have about this team.â&#x20AC;? The Jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest changes have been forced by recent injuries, which could be the prevailing theme of the seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first two games at Staples Center before a three-day break as the series shifts to Utah. Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko likely is out for at least the first two games while he recovers from the strained left calf that sidelined him late in the regular season. Center Mehmet Okur already is out for the postseason, while Williams also has a bruised elbow that could limit him in Game 1. Utah still eliminated the fourth-seeded Nuggets with relentless effort from their roster stacked with overachieving role players around Williams and Boozer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives us a little bit of confidence,â&#x20AC;? Boozer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives us something to set our hat on a little bit. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve continued to improve even though weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re missing Memo and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re missing A.K.â&#x20AC;? Utah has excelled on the road in big games in recent years, winning a first-round playoff series without a homecourt advantage in three of the past four postseasons. Yet the Jazz have lost 14 straight games to the Lakers at Staples Center, including three playoff losses in each of the past two seasons.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Chicago Cubs 11, Arizona 5 N.Y. Mets 9, Philadelphia 1 Washington 7, Florida 1 Atlanta 4, Houston 2 Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2 San Diego 3, Milwaukee 0 L.A. Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 5, Colorado 2 Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona 5 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 3 Atlanta 10, Houston 1 Philadelphia 10, N.Y. Mets 0 San Francisco 6, Colorado 1 Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Washington (Lannan 1-1) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Norris 1-2) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 3-2), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Harang 1-3) at St. Louis (Carpenter 3-0), 2:15 p.m. Arizona (E.Jackson 1-2) at Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 0-3), 2:20 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 0-0) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 2-1), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 2-1) at San Diego (Garland 2-2), 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 2-1), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 3-1) at Philadelphia (Moyer 2-2), 8:05 p.m. Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Arizona at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 17 6 .739 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New York 15 8 .652 2 Toronto 12 13 .480 6 Boston 11 12 .478 6 Baltimore 5 18 .217 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 15 8 .652 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Detroit 15 10 .600 1 Chicago 10 14 .417 5 1/2 Cleveland 9 13 .409 5 1/2 Kansas City 9 14 .391 6 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 13 12 .520 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas 12 12 .500 1/2 LAA 12 13 .480 1 Seattle 11 13 .458 1 1/2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Baltimore 5, Boston 4, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Detroit 10, L.A. Angels 6 Minnesota 9, Cleveland 3 Toronto 10, Oakland 2 Kansas City 3, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 2, Seattle 0, 12 innings Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Chicago White Sox 7, N.Y. Yankees 6 Detroit 3, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 4, Toronto 3 Texas 6, Seattle 3 Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 2-3) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-0), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 3-0) at Detroit (Verlander 1-2), 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 3-0) at Cleveland (D.Huff 1-3), 1:05 p.m. Oakland (Sheets 1-2) at Toronto (Marcum 0-1), 1:07 p.m. Boston (Beckett 1-0) at Baltimore (Millwood 0-3), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 0-2) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 2-1), 1:40 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 2-1) at Seattle (Fister 2-1), 4:10 p.m. Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

T R A N S A C T I O N S NCAA BASEBALL Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Transactions BASEBALL MLBâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Suspended Los Angeles Dodgersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; minor league OF Andrew Lambo for 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Recalled RHP Brad Bergesen from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHP Jim Johnson to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOXâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Designated LHP Alan Embree for assignment. Activated RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka from the 15-day DL. MINNESOTA TWINSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Activated INF Nick Punto from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Luke Hughes to Rochester (IL). National League COLORADO ROCKIESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Recalled RHP Esmil Rogers from Colorado Springs (PCL). Designated RHP Juan Rincon for assignment. FLORIDA MARLINSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Placed RHP Clay Hensley on the bereavement list. Recalled LHP Hunter Jones from New Orleans (PCL). Midwest League QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Announced RHP LaCurtis Mayes and RHP Chris Corrigan were assigned to extended spring training. Announced RHP Jason Novak and RHP Justin Smith were assigned to the team from extended spring training. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed LHP Mark Pawelek. KALAMAZOO KINGSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed RHP Steven Shepard. RIVER CITY RASCALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed LHP Kirkland Rivers. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed RB Josh Vaughan and WR Trent Guy.

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Baseball Scores EAST Bentley 5-2, St. Rose 2-5 Manhattan 5-12, Niagara 2-1 Rowan 14-7, N.J. City 9-3 Wentworth Tech 17, Salve Regina 5 SOUTH Drury at Kentucky Wesleyan, ccd., rain Georgia Southern 5-11, Furman 2-2 Jacksonville at Lipscomb, ppd., rain Louisville 24, Rutgers 6 Lyon at Cumberland, Tenn., ppd., rain Manchester 13-10, Transylvania 6-7 Morehead St. at Austin Peay, 2, ppd., rain North Florida at Belmont, 2, ppd., rain Rose-Hulman at Centre, ccd., rain Tennessee 8, Kentucky 6 Tennessee Tech at E. Kentucky, 2, ppd., rain Union, Tenn. at Trevecca Nazarene, ppd., rain MIDWEST Midland 7-9, Dana 5-1 Northwestern 9-11, Dordt 3-1 Presentation 6, St. Scholastica 5 S. Utah 9, N. Dakota St. 3 Texas A&M 10, Nebraska 5 Wayne St 13-7, MinnesotaCrookston 3-6 SOUTHWEST Auburn 8, Arkansas 7 Stephen F. Austin 14, Sam Houston St. 13 TOURNAMENT American Midwest Conference First Round Park 6, Williams Baptist 7 Skyline Conference Third Round Farmingdale St. 18, Mount St. Mary, N.Y. 11

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I am running for County Commissioner in the 6th district, seat B. My wife is Charlesetta Gray and my children are; daughter Nichole and husband Alan Loy; son, Dennis Gray Jr. I have 3 grandchildren; Dawson and Dylan Loy, and Jaden Gray. I have been a State Electrical Inspector for 28 years. I went to U.T. for 4 years majoring in Business Management. I have a love for this community and county. Our family and heritage goes back 6 generations, if not more. Our family was here from the beginning. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always want what is best for these mountains and valleys that we call home. I want our families to be able to flourish and grow and be everything they can be. I want our children to have the best educations possible, to have food to eat, warm homes, and places of work for the parents so they can have the pride they so deserve. I am a Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, and Sunday School Director at New Era Baptist Church where we attend. I will never compromise or vote to change the opening of public meetings with prayer. I have lived in the Seymour community for 39 years and have seen the growth here. My children attended the schools in Seymour. I also know the needs in our community and it seems that we are the last to receive the funds needed to deal with them. We each need to go to the polls and vote so our voices will be counted and heard. This is how we get our funds. If I am elected, I will attend the meetings; voice the concerns of the 6th district and work to get everything I can for it. I appreciate each of your votes and will try to be the commissioner you would be proud to have voted for. Thank you.

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Ark. tornadoes kill woman; drowning also reported By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer SCOTLAND, Ark. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Leveled homes, overturned vehicles and uprooted trees were scattered across central Arkansas on Saturday after several tornadoes ripped through the state, killing a woman and injuring two dozen others, authorities said. At least one person drowned after heavy rain fell in western Arkansas, said Renee Preslar, spokeswoman for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. The woman killed by a tornado was among three people in one of several homes destroyed by the Friday night storms in the small community of Scotland, about 75 miles north of Little Rock, said Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley. The two other people inside the house were hurt, and one remained hospitalized Saturday, the

countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergency management coordinator said. The personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condition hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been released. A large pig rooted through debris of a fallen home and demolished hog pen in Scotland on Saturday morning, while chain saws buzzed nearby as fallen trees were cleared from roadways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will never look the same here again, but our people help each other out,â&#x20AC;? Bradley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get through this.â&#x20AC;? Ronnie Lindsey, 44, sifted through the rubble of the trailer that he shared with his brother. Lindsey was in Mayflower when the storm hit, and he said his brother, a paraplegic, sought safety in a nearby storm shelter. The storm destroyed their trailer, littering nearby fields with debris, but it spared the five pigs they had been raising. One, named Bacon, wandered through the wreckage Saturday morning. Lindsey said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what the brothers would do next.

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Gulf oil spill grows larger, could move east VENICE, La. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A sense of doom settled over the American coastline from Louisiana to Florida on Saturday as a massive oil slick spewing from a ruptured well kept growing, and experts warned that an uncontrolled gusher could create a nightmare scenario if the Gulf Stream carries it toward the Atlantic. President Barack Obama planned to visit the region Sunday to assess the situation amid growing criticism that the government and oil company BP PLC should have done more to stave off the disaster. Meanwhile, efforts to stem the flow and remove oil from the surface by skimming it, burning it or spiking it with chemicals to disperse it continued with little success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These people, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been beaten down, disaster after disaster,â&#x20AC;? said Matt Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien of Venice, whose fledgling wholesale shrimp dock business is under threat from the spill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all got a long stare in their eye,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They come asking me what I thinkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen. I ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t got no answers for them. I ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t got no answers for my investors. I ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t got no answers.â&#x20AC;? He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alone. As the spill surged toward disastrous proportions, critical questions lingered: Who created the conditions that caused the gusher? Did BP and the government react robustly enough in its early days? And, most important, how can it be stopped before the damage gets worse? The Coast Guard conceded Saturday that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly impossible to know how much oil has gushed since the April 20 rig explosion,

after saying earlier it was at least 1.6 million gallons â&#x20AC;&#x201D; equivalent to about 2 1/2 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The blast killed 11 workers and threatened beaches, fragile marshes and marine mammals, along with fishing grounds that are among the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most productive. Even at that rate, the spill should eclipse the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident as the worst U.S. oil disaster in history in a matter of weeks. But a growing number of experts warned that the situation may already be much worse. The oil slick over the waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface appeared to triple in size over the past two days, which could indicate an increase in the rate that oil is spewing from the well, according to one analysis of images collected from satellites and reviewed by the University of Miami.



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Community Calendar Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Items must be submitted at least five days in advance. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. To place an item phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@ Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

Sunday, May 2 Blessing of Bikes

Smoky Mountain Blessing of the Bikes, 11:30 a.m., 975 Overlook Way, Sevierville, Douglas Dam overlook service followed by food, muisc and fellowship blessing at 2 p.m. 850-7539.

Sunday Night Alive

Gatlinburg First UMC, 6 p.m., fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by a hot meal. 4364691.

Christ Covenant

Christ Covenant Full Gospel Church homecoming worship 10:30 a.m. 5759 Sevierville Road, Seymour. Singing by Mike Burse. 924-7826 or

Old Harp Singing

Old Harp shape note singing 2 p.m., Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. 428-0874. Refreshments served.

Choral Sing

Community choral sing, formerly Music and Arts Festival, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Sevierville. Combined choir of over 250. Admission free.

LeConte Photographic Society meets 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Sevierville. Program includes photo competitions and dye sublimation by Bruce Hannold.

Retired Citizens

Retired Citizens of the Smokies meets at 1 p.m. at Gatlinburg Community Center. Arthritis program topic. 436-3010.

Blood Drives

n Dunnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market, 2650 Upper Middle Creek Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. n Food City Sevierville, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Farmers Market

Dandridge Farmers Market meeting at 4 p.m. at UT Extension Office on Lake Drive. (865) 368-9097.

Homeschool Play

Homeschool students perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Story of Naomi, Ruth and Boazâ&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Victory Baptist Church. Free.

Football Boosters

SCHS football boosters meet 5:30 p.m., fieldhouse.


Beekeepers Association meets at Smoky Mountain Park Service. 453-1997 for details.

Tuesday, May 4 NARFE

National Assn. of Retired Federal Employees, 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. 453-4174.

Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts will meet at 7 p.m. at Pigeon Forge City Park, pavilion 1. 6542684.

Monday, May 3 Prayer In Action

Prayer In Action meets at 6 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC. Nondenominational.

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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 436-0313.

Gold Wing Riders

Gold Wing Road Riders Assn., 6:30 p.m., Gattiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, Sevierville. 660-4400.

Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church, 407 Henderson Road, Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.


Sevier County Ruritan Club meets 7 p.m. at the Sevier County Garage.

Survivor/Caregiver Meal Survivor/caregiver brunch honoring cancer survivors and caregivers, 11-1 May 8, First Baptist Sevierville. 428-5834. RSVP by May 3 to 428-0846.

Angel Food

Photographic Society

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

American Legion Post 202, by post office in Gatlinburg, meets at 6:30 p.m. 5991187.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Garrett, Gatlinburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC


Gatekeepers menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 6:30 p.m., 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591. n 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. 3107831.

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club meets at Whispering Winds Scrapbook retreat off Snapp Road, Sevierville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. 429-3721.

Day of Prayer

Benefits Boys & Girls Club Kodak, Northview Optimist Club, and Safe Harbor CAC. Tickets $5, under age 3, free. 654-7723.

Sevier County National Day of Prayer 9-10 a.m., courthouse.

Angel Food

APPL Movies

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

Wednesday, May 5 Middle Creek UMC

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

Extension Birthday

UT Extension Home Demonstration Club 100 Year Celebration, 2-3:30 p.m. at UT Extension Office, Sevier County. 453-3695 for more information.

Mini-Golf Tournament

Women-only tournament 3 p.m., Professor Hackerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lost Treasure Golf, Pigeon Forge. $25 to Tennessee State Bank, c/o Mollie Zigelnik, P.O. Box 1260, Pigeon Forge 37868. Four-member teams. Proceeds benefit Relay For Life.

Pancake Breakfast

Evergreen PCA pancake meal 5-7 p.m., 1103 Dolly Parton Pkwy., Sevierville. $5. Proceeds help pay for Pastor Brad Bradfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kidney transplant.

Thursday, May 6 Legion Gatlinburg

American Legion Post 202, by post office in Gatlinburg, 6:30 p.m. 599-1187.

Hot Meals

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:15-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist Church in Kodak. 933-5996.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room


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

by Jeff Ginn, 7 p.m. May 6 and 7, auditorium.

Friday, May 7 Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts meets 7 p.m. at Sevierville IHOP. 654-2684.

Recently released movies on wide screen, 6 p.m., Anna Porter Library, Gatlinburg. Free; bring popcorn and soft drinks. 436-5588.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

May Tea

Gatlinburg Garden Club May tea, 2-4 p.m. at home of Tracy and Sam Large.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245.

JOY Club

Pigeon Forge Community Center Just Older Youth Club; bingo 10:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30. Bring covered side dishes. 429-7373.

New Hope Church

New Hope Church and Adams Group Productions free live recording featuring actors and Christian comedians David A.R. White, Brad Stine, Tommy Blaze, 6 p.m.

Right To Life

Sevier County Right to Life meets at 5:30 p.m. at Pigeon Forge Library. Billie Jean Peattie of Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Care Center to discuss mission trip to Kenya. Bruce Boudin to discuss family planning/adoption. 9082689 or 908-1968.


Saturday, May 8 McCookville Reunion

Gatlinburg-Pittman High School presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Flea in Her Ear,â&#x20AC;? written by George Feydeau with adaptations

Annual McCookville School reunion 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pigeon Forge City Park pavilion 1. Bring covered dish. 453-9369.

Memorial 5K

Cherie Atchley Memorial 5K run and mile walk registration 7:30 a.m., SCHS. $15 to May 1; late fee $20. 654-3831 or e-mail to

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245. n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., River of Life Outreach, Seymour. 679-6796.

Camp Smoky

Registration 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Camp Smoky; ends June 12. Forms available at For schedule details and fees, 436-5787.

4-H Patriot Shooter

Sevier County team members 4-H Patriot Shooter dinner/auction 6 p.m., Jefferson County High. $10; ages 4-10 $5; 3 and under free. www.jacksonjackson. com.

Postal Food Drive

U.S. Post Office food drive today to benefit Sevier County Food Ministries. Leave a bag of nonperishable food at mailbox. To volunteer 428-5182.

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American Eagle Foundation president Al Cecere, left, prepares to return a rehabilitated bald eagle named Tiny from Kingston City Park in Kingston. The eagle was initially treated by veterinarian Dr. Rick Hinson and the Clinch River Raptor Center before being sent to the American Eagle Foundation at Dollywood. Above right, U.S. Army Ranger Spc. Timothy Sterbens prepares to release the eagle back into the wild. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer Vincent Pontello, who originally rescued the bird, and local resident Anthony Lanzi take one last look before the bird is tossed into the air. The eagle was found with a broken leg near Watts Barr Lake last

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Arrowmont workshops scheduled Submitted report GATLINBURG — The campus at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is being readied in anticipation of the start of the workshop season on May 30. The first week of classes begins then with offerings in clay, fiber and textiles, metals and enamels, woodworking and woodturning. Staff and volunteers are preparing all specialized equipment for the 19-week period of workshops. A rtist Outfitters, the school’s art supply store, is unpacking new inventory and stocking the various studios and work areas with the raw materials, supplies and tools required for each class. The school is operating on a new workshop schedule. In the past the school has offered spring, summer and fall sessions with a break in between. This year workshops will be offered for a 19-week stretch beginning May 30 and continuing until midOctober. The school has produced one course catalog describing the 160 workshops. Arrowmont offers a special discount to any school teacher as well as to area residents. K-12 teachers receive a $100 discount on any workshop for registrations received 30 days or less from the start of the chosen workshop. Teachers must be currently working as a teacher to be eligible for the discount. Residents of Sevier, Blount, Cocke, Jefferson and Knox counties will also receive the $100 discount for registrations received 30 days or less from the start of the chosen workshop. A valid driver’s license or voter registration card is required. Interested persons can view workshop descriptions, photos and details at, or call 436-5860.

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Streets to close for event

SEVIERVILLE — The annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass event will take place downtown on May 14 and 15. Several streets must be temporarily closed, and the courthouse will close early on May 14. The following streets and parking areas will close at 7 p.m. May 13: n Bruce Street, from Parkway to Court Avenue n The city parking lot on Bruce Street n Bruce Street, from Court Avenue to the courthouse annex n Court Avenue, from Sevier County Bank to Joy Street (vehicles exiting the sheriff’s office must turn right onto Court Avenue). n Commerce Street will close at 1 p.m. May 14. All non-event vehicles must be out of the event area by 1:30 p.m. May 14. The courthouse will close at 1 p.m. May 14. All streets and parking areas will reopen May 16 at 11 a.m. Although the streets are closing, many downtown businesses will remain open. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass will host 55 barbecue cook teams from across the United States, more than 60 certified Kansas City Barbeque Society judges, a variety of food vendors, 50 artists and crafters, bluegrass entertainment, a children’s area and the sixth annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass opens on May 14 from 5-10 p.m. and May 15 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Parking is available throughout the downtown area, as well as First Baptist Church. Handicapped parking is available on Court Avenue. For information, call 453-6411 or visit www.

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History comes to life on visit to Civil War site

FRANKLIN — Ever read a book and wanted to visit the place? Wanted to walk in the shoes of the main character? Feel what they felt, see what they saw? Such is the lure of Carnton Plantation, setting for “Widow of the South,” a bestselling historical novel by John Hicks, whose heroine, Carrie McGavock, saw her life change forever on one fateful day in November 1864. It was here that Mrs. McGavock forged a legacy of compassion that lives on 156 years later, not only for her actions during and immediately after one of the goriest battles in the Civil War, but until she went to her reward in 1905. Here, in the cemetery that is the final resting place for 1,700 Confederate soldiers, and inside the actual mansion, it feels almost possible to see what she saw, feel what she felt as she steadfastly tended the graves for 40 years. The antebellum mansion looks the same as it did in the grainy pictures taken at the height of its glory in the middle of the 19th century. Only now, the fields of hay, corn and king cotton that were once a part of the plantation are tree-lined streets in trendy, upscale neighborhoods. Until the morning of Nov. 30, 1864, when Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest arrived on the doorstep, there was nothing really remarkable about the estate owned by Carrie’s husband John. Forrest, who would later go on to help start the Ku Klux Klan, informed a reluctant Mrs. McGavock that the mansion, because of its strategic location, would serve as a field hospital for a battle anticipated later that day. There’s no way Forrest could have imagined the carnage that would occur, nor could the plantation’s mistress imagine that it would change her life forever and that her legend — and the legend of Carnton — would live on a century and a half later. In a four-hour battle, fought at close range and mostly at night, there were nearly 8,600 casualties — more than two-thirds of those suffered by the Confederates. Multiple accounts of the battle say bodies were stacked up like chord wood, that troops could walk from one end of the battlefield to the other without once setting their bloodied boots on terra firma. For sure, there were more casualties at Shiloh and Gettysburg, for example, but Franklin is reputed to be the bloodiest battle, minute for minute and inch for inch, in the war. Many of the wounded — Yanks and Rebs — were taken to die or undergo surgery at Carnton, where the anesthetic was a slug of whisky and a bullet to bite on. At one point, four dead Confederate generals were laid out side by side on the back porch and the yard was strewn with disfigured, dead or dying soldiers. Although reluctant at first, Mrs. McGavock pitched in, dressing the fallen soldiers’ wounds, preparing them for surgery, writing death-bed letters to loved ones. It was weeks before the last of the casualties were gone, but her legacy was only beginning. Most of the dead Confederate soldiers had been covered over in unmarked graves on the battlefield that is now covered by downtown Franklin. John and Carrie McGavock thought they should have proper burials and donated the land for the cemetery and spearheaded a campaign to have the remains moved. Much of the remainder of her life was spent watching over the graves. She knew where every soldier was buried. She corresponded with relatives of those who had given their lives. According to legend, she would comfort the loved ones by telling them that she knew them, and that in their last words they had implored her to relay their love to them or professed that their soul belonged to Jesus. The inside of the mansion has been restored, but curators say there are still faded blood stains on the walls in some of the upstairs rooms where surgery was performed. Here, if you close you eyes, it is easy to imagine the wails as limbs were literally sawed off and discarded. Outside in the cemetery, there are rows upon perfect rows of graves marked by headstones chiseled with names that are now barely legible. Flowers adorn a few. A Confederate flag flies solemnly at the far end of the cemetery. The Battle of Franklin and Carrie McGavock may only be footnotes in Civil War history, but here their legacies live on. — Bob Mayes is managing editor of The Mountain Press. He can be reached at 428-0748, ext. 260, or e-mail to


The artwork of Paul Murray was used in promotional materials developed by the Thomas Group to mark the Home’s 90th anniversary. From left are Michelle Lethco, graphic designer from the Thomas Group; Katie Jane Murray, wife of artist Paul Murray; and the Rev. Tim Nuckles, Sharon Nuckles and Beth Durham of Smoky Mountain Children’s Home.

Milestones Children’s home celebrating 90 years of helping children overcome adversity By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor SEVIERVILLE — For the past 90 years, the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home has provided safe shelter, comfort and hope to thousands of children who previously had been neglected, abused or abandoned. They are celebrating the anniversary with a new fund-raising and promotional campaign. It features artwork by local artist Paul Murray that evokes the emotions felt by so many children as they first walk through the doors of the Home, as it is widely known. In looking for an “iconic image” they could use in their promotional materials, the Rev. Tim Nuckles, the Home’s assistant director, said he came across Murray’s sketch called “Hideaway” during a visit to the artist’s gallery. The drawing shows a young girl clutching a teddy bear, her eyes the only visible portion of her face. The image reminded Nuckles of another little girl. “About a year ago on a warm summer day, I was walking into the administration building and there, in the back seat of a Honda automobile, was a young girl,” Nuckles said. He stopped outside the building to talk to a foster care family, but couldn’t ignore the girl in the car. “I looked back and the young girl, whose penetrating eyes sort of captured my imagination, was holding and clutching a McDonald’s Happy Meal,” he said. “Come to find out, this young girl was part of a sibling group that had been terribly abused. You could see the faint remainders of bruises on her face, and I thought if people could see that image, there’s no way that they would not give to the home for children, for taking in someone who needed help.” Paul Murray and his wife Katie Jane agreed to release the image for use the the Home’s promotional material and provided 390 limited edition prints, nine prints that include a small original drawing by the artist and 19 that have also been altered slightly by Murray. “So instead of just a limited edition print, they have now become really originals,” Nuckles said. The Home is offering these prints for “adoption”: $500 for one of the 390 signed lithographs, $1,000 for one of the 19 artist proofs and $1,500 for one of the nine framed printer’s proofs. There are also a number of 90th anniversary posters for $20 which include the Murray image. Nuckles said the potential donations to the Home from Murray’s artwork total $200,000, giving them more resources to bring the light of hope to more children’s eyes.

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John Sweet, program director at Smoky Mountain Children’s Home said the home has been “the voice of hurting children” for 90 years. The home got its start in Cleveland, Tenn., before moving to Sevierville in 1949.

Smoky Mountain Children’s Home Started Dec. 17, 1920 in Cleveland, Tenn., with four children in one home n Relocated to Sevierville in 1949 at site of Church of God Bible Training School n Serves around 600 children a year n

“As we were walking through the mall, his shoes were untied,” Sweet said. Gail Crutchfield/The Mountain Press “My wife wants everything Rev. Tim Nuckles, the assistant director of the just right, so I realized that Smoky Mountain Children’s Home, discusses was going to be a problem the Paul Murray artwork “Hideaway” that will and said, ‘Son, you need to be used in the promotional materials for the tie your shoes.’” home’s 90th anniversary. The boy stopped, bent down and tied his shoes. “Because behind the children and you look in But a few minutes later eyes of this child, with that their eyes and their eyes Happy Meal and her new are dead,” he said. “They’re they were untied again, prompting Sweet to foster mom, there was a hopeless.” instruct him to tie his shoes sense of hope that had been It’s when they see that one more time. When it restored to her.” hopelessness fade away happened a third time, John Sweet, the Home’s and watch a child grow in Sweet decided he and the program director, said it’s confidence that they are boy should return to the car seeing that hope return to rewarded. and wait for his wife to fina child’s eyes that is one of One story he’s often the reasons the staff and called to repeat came about ish shopping. “So we got to the car and foster parents at the Home when he and his wife took a do what they do. 14-year-old child into their I really gave him my best “It’s a remarkable home and took him shopSee 90 years, Page B4 moment when you get ping for clothes.

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Locals join in Special Olympics Submitted report DANDRIDGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sevier County students participated in the track and field Special Olympics recently.

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Coker/Gibson Samantha Coker and Adam Gibson were engaged on March 14, 2010. They are going to be married on May 18, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Gatlinburg, Tenn., with a reception following. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Donna Coker of Sevierville, Tenn. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of North Florida and teaches kindergarten in Cocke County. The groom is the son of Ralph and Susie Gibson of Kodak, Tenn. He is employed by Comcast Cable Corp. and is a volunteer with Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department. The couple is taking





Samantha Coker and Adam Gibson are engaged.

a cruise to the Bahamas and plans to settle down in Sevierville.

Kevin and Beth Mercereau of Boone, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Celeste Mercereau, to John Paul Huskey. The groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents are Chuck and Doranda Huskey of Sevierville, Tenn. The bride elect is a 2006 graduate of Mars Hill College, a 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University and a 2010 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University. She is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and is the director of the Pigeon Forge Extreme Cloggers. She is employed by Sevier County School System. The prospective groom is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and is employed by B&W at Y-12. The wedding will take


Megan Celeste Mercereau and John Paul Huskey are to be wed. place at 10 a.m. July 24, 2010, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are invited.

Bottles for Babies sponsors are sought Submitted report SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Care Center is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that depends on donations. The center has provided pregnancy tests, parenting classes and help with material needs such, as formula, diapers and clothing, all free of charge, to women and families since 1990.

Donations help babies get a start in life and give struggling women and their families everyday help, education and hope. The annual Bottles for Babies fundraiser is about to begin. Spare change can be placed in the bottles, which will be placed at various locations around the county. Bottles can be supplied by the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Care Center. To participate, call 428-4673 and leave a mes-

sage with the name of the church or organization, a contact name and phone number. An e-mail can be sent to Last year some churches and individuals sent in a donation instead of filling a bottle or bottles, which is acceptable. The WCC mailing address is 304 Eastgate Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 to donate by mail. Donations are tax-deductible.


Mr. and Mrs. Hammontree have been married 50 years.

Hammontree Marvin J. and Hilda Hammontree Sr., of Sevierville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Hilda Paulette Lahti and Marvin J. Hammontree were married April 29, 1960, at Lane Avenue Church of God in Jacksonville, Fla., Pastor Kirkland officiated. Witnesses were Tommy Wilson and Nancy Kirkland. The wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents

wedding policy The Mountain Press publishes wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements and photos free of charge to subscribers of the newspaper. There is a $25 charge, payable in advance, for others wishing to publish announcements. Deluxe (enlarged) photos for anniversaries and engagements are available for an additional $15 charge, payable in advance. â&#x2013; Wedding, engagement and anniversary announcement forms are available. Announcements must be on appropriate forms. â&#x2013;  Responses should be typed or neatly printed in blue or black ink and must include a contact phone number. The phone number is not for publication. â&#x2013;  Announcements are published only on Sunday. Forms must be submitted no later than nine days prior to desired


Submitted report For many, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a prime vacation destination, but for 67 college students it was much more than that. Students from the University of Virginia, Truman University, NYU, Colorado, Georgia Tech and Warren Wilson College spent their spring break doing trail work in the park as part of the Trails Forever program. Trails Forever is a partnership between the park and Friends of the Smokies that provides funding for trail projects through a challenge grant from the Aslan Foundation in Knoxville. Trails Forever is an opportunity for anyone to contribute. University of Virginia volunteer Colin Custer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of the reason this program is so great is the fact that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re building something that people will use

and enjoy for generations to comeâ&#x20AC;Ś the knowledge that you are doing something so lasting and useful makes the experience extremely worthwhile.â&#x20AC;? The students camped at different locations and spent their days digging out water bars on Low Gap Trail, making improvements to the trail tread on Noland Divide and Pine Oak Nature Trails, building structures to improve muddy or dangerous areas on Newton Bald and Caldwell Fork trails, among others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is something so fulfilling and rewarding about hiking a trail that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked on,â&#x20AC;? said Emily Gannon, a volunteer from Truman. Through leadership provided by Park Trails staff and 2,226 volunteer hours provided by volunteers, all six groups completed work on the trail system that, in many cases, would not have otherwise been completed this year.

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Groups from the University of Virginia, Truman University, New York University, University of Colorado, Georgia Tech and Warren Wilson College spent their spring break doing trail work in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as part of the Trails Forever program.

College students volunteer in park

were the late Arthur and Winona Lahti. The husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents were the late Elder and Lucille Hammontree. The Hammontrees are owners of Rapid Fire Equipment Inc. Their children are Marty Hammontree, who is currently in the Army and serving in Iraq; and a daughter, Marlene Curtner of Knoxville, Tenn. The couple has four grandchildren.

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We all have hearts that are desperately wicked, God says By ALDEN MARSHALL â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where did all the good people go? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been changing channels and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see them on the TV shows ... we got heaps and heaps of worthless souls.â&#x20AC;? And so the song goes. That is an exaggeration, but a very slight exaggeration. But there is nothing on TV that a Holy Ghost revival would not cure. Wiping smirks and condescending glares off faces has been the work of the Holy Spirit for several years now. And more serious sins are also overcome by sincere repentance. But repentance is the farthest thing from the minds of many folks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even in the churches (maybe especially in the churches). People do not get holy/ good/righteous, however, without being convicted of all sin and then being stricken with true guilt (as opposed to false guilt), before being accepted as friends with God. Jonathan Edwards reported that during the first great revival in this country, which he helped to start, he saw vain looks turn to humble ones, and silliness replaced with concern for the things of God. We need not expect to see this outside of churches until we see it inside of churches. The very place where the fire of the Holy Spirit fell in 1735 to begin the revival, Northampton, Mass., was just a week or so ago the scene of a suicide. A 15-year-old Irish immigrant girl killed herself after being

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lecture on how you really need to respect people, you need to look appropriate and all that,â&#x20AC;? Sweet said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got home and I started to go in the house and I had a moment. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, people probably donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand this, but I had a moment when God spoke to me, because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure it was God. Because he said, you dummy. I just felt like an idiot. And I stopped and I thought and something checked me in my spirit without a doubt, and I stopped and began to think for a minute and it began to occur to me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Son, sit down out here with me on the front porch.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tie your shoe.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And he began to fumble with his fingers. I realized at that moment that he could not tie his shoe. No one had ever taught him how. It was that simple.â&#x20AC;? In about 15 minutes, Sweet taught the teen how. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the look on his face when he tied that first knot is why I do this and why our people do this,â&#x20AC;? Sweet said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because when you can see kids reach milestones as small as tying a shoe, as small as just getting through a good day at school, and see their eyes light up, it makes you want to do

bullied by nine of her classmates. Statuary rape was involved, and other harmful actions were done also. There is a big controversy about what the teachers knew and did or should have done. Do we pass on notions of justice and mercy and walking humbly with God, or do we ditch all that for money and status and comfort? We cannot afford to settle for a thin veneer of respectability instead of radical conversions. When the absence of God pervade society, we become like the Germans who were wooed by Hitler beginning with the great universities there. Goodness in the German minds with rare exceptions, became identified with whatever Hitler said was good and in opposition to what the Bible said was good. You cannot be German and Christian, Hitler said. The restraints against murdering millions of their fellow Europeans were removed by the onslaught of Nazi propaganda. Be careful what we are seeing on TV and reading, and filter it through the truth of Scripture, or we can be warped in similar ways. Where did all the good people in Germany go during the 1930s and 1940s? Where did they go in Northampton, Mass., during the last few weeks when the teenage girl was harassed until she ended her own life? Where are the good people by the standards of

this kind of work.â&#x20AC;? Sweet said he sees the Home as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the voice for hurting children,â&#x20AC;? which is one of the themes for the anniversary celebration. The other is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give a Child a Chance.â&#x20AC;? For Murray, giving a child a chance is one of the reasons he donated his artwork. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been blessed to be let into the lives of the Southern Appalachian people,â&#x20AC;? Murray said in a statement released by

the Bible in our churches and communities and schools? Do we have the love for God and people to put in a good word for Jesus Christ. and do we have decent behavior when we see a weaker person bullied? Or will we look the other way? A Lutheran pastor said that when the Nazis came for the trade unionists he did not defend them for he was not a trade unionist. Ditto when they came for the Jews, and so forth. Then they came for him, and there was no one left to defend him. We may see the bad people as Muslims/Wall Street bankers/neighbors who raise monsters for children, and it is always the other person who is to blame for our problems. The Russian writer Solzhenitsyn said he wished that he could put all evil people on an island so they could not harm the rest of us. Then he realized that the line between good and evil goes through the heart of each person. We all have hearts that are desperately wicked, says God. We are all worthless souls, until our souls are infused with the grace of God. Do we just congratulate ourselves because we did not kill as many as the Germans did, or bully our classmates to death? Or do we see ourselves as God sees us, in need of repentance and salvation and friendship with him? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. Alden Marshall is a Presbyterian minister who lives in Gatlinburg. the Home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cherished the many ways they have helped me to understand and preserve their tenacious and gentle culture. Honoring their pride, I have always found ways to give back. Giving to the Smoky Mountain Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home helps bring the light of hope to the eyes of a child. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very blessed to be able to help achieve this.â&#x20AC;?

Smoky Mountain Reflections May 2010 I would like to further discuss the two groups I started defining last month 1) those who are getting closer to God and 2) those who are drifting away from God. On the surface this would seem an easy task however while it is easy to identify what Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truth says, false doctrines can become a little difficult to nail down because they are crafted, as I said last month, by the author of confusion and many of these positions can be held by those who are in group 1, but misled and hold to dangerous doctrines. Statements like â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do not need to go to churchâ&#x20AC;? are easy to identify but statements like â&#x20AC;&#x153;the bible contains the truthâ&#x20AC;? are more slippery and crafty trying to look like truth however the best way to flush these out is to follow them to their worse logical extreme and this will help to expose their true origin. So as I continue this discussion I will try to show how all these false doctrines have one purposeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to lead people away from God. Lets start with that first example statement I just made â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bible Contains The Truthâ&#x20AC;? on the surface this may seem to be a good statement however it undermines scriptural authority. One can agree with that statement and in the same breath say something that contradicts the bible, because if it just contains the truth then it may also contain some mistakes or myths. You see those two statements can stand comfortably side by side. And once you open the door to man deciding what is or is not truth you are now on a dangerous path that leads away from God. First you can dismiss a young earth and a six day creation then the clear biblical teaching that a pastor must be a man; (1 Cor. 14:33-34,37, 1 Tim. 2:11-12, 1 Tim 3:1-3, and Titus 1:5-6) then you can dismiss the clear biblical teaching that all life is valuable because it is created in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s image at conception, not far behind that you can disregard that sex is for one man and one woman in marriage; explaining away as how I was born that which God clearly condemns (Lev.18:22,24,20:13, Rom. 1:26-27, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, 1 Tim. 1:9-10). If these truths can be cast aside how far away is dismissing Christ death and resurrection as myth. Once you do that you can call yourself a Christian but if you reject Christ death and resurrection you are rejecting salvation and are no longer a Christian as defined by God. You may be part of a club that has the cultural appearance of Christianity but you stand in a dangerous place of darkness outside of Grace because you are rejecting it life-giving gift. Here is the proper way to acknowledge what Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revealed word is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bible IS the Truthâ&#x20AC;? this statement does not allow for any statement that contradicts Gods word to stand next to it, making it a clear and sound doctrinal statement. The two statements in the previous paragraph divide the body of Christ into two new groups. Now we know that scripture says we are all one in Christ. However while there may be good people on both sides of these disagreements, they are people and therefore all sinful and these divisions are caused by sinful men, who are departing from Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truth and sinful men who stand with His truth, but sadly are chasing the others away from it. We must all seek to share His truth in love. These two groups can be defined in the following way; A) those who feel human reason stands above Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word, they would say that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the bible contains truthâ&#x20AC;? and B) those who know by faith that Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word stands above human reason their statement would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Bible is the truthâ&#x20AC;?. Unfortunately this is not clean division like an algebra problem while there may be more people in group B of this paragraph that would also find themselves in group 1 above. People who hold a proper position on scripture can still hold some positions that lead them away from God and vise versa. Are you confused yet? Even trying to expose false doctrine can lead to confusion. Ok lets summarize this month this way; In the next few reflections I will seek to identify a collection of sound biblical doctrines and how standing with those doctrines can help us to lead a life that is growing in a spiritually God pleasing way. While avoiding doctrines that can lead us away from God by examining how that might happen.

In Christ, Pastor Robert Portier Saint Paul Lutheran Church 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville TN 865-429-6023 Service times: Sun 8:30 & 11:00, Wed 7 PM

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Collision Avoidance Course scheduled for young drivers Submitted report SEVIERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In an effort to improve the driving abilities and overall safety of younger drivers, the Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a 12-hour Collision Avoidance Training (CAT) seminar from 4:45-9 p.m. July 23 and from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24. The training is for drivers 16-20 who have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. The seminar is taught by officers using a nation program. The fee of $60 covers course materials and instructors. Registration is limited to 10 students. Participants will receive both classroom and practical driving in a controlled environment using their own vehicle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all learn many valuable lessons through mistakes,â&#x20AC;?Police Chief Don Myers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drivers will have opportunities to make mistakes on a designed driving course with a qualified instructor in their vehicle. Participants will better understand the limits of their vehicles and their own driving ability.â&#x20AC;? Participants will receive instruction and practical experience in evasive maneuvers, cornering, backing, skid recovery, off-road recovery and emergency braking.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of the high traffic volume in our community, we experience a significant number of traffic collisions,â&#x20AC;? said Myers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The CAT program will improve the safety of our young drivers; I urge all parents to seriously consider this training.â&#x20AC;? Nationally, over 60 percent of all new drivers will be involved in a crash within the first 12 months of getting their license. Over 40 percent of those crashes will result in the driver being hospitalized. For more information or to register contact officer Preston Parrish at 868-1845; or e-mail to



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Hall of Fame inductees

Teachers of the Year for 2010 include, bottom row from left, Tina Taylor, Elaine Carver, Nikki Hensley, Bridgete Taylor, Sarah Green, Amy Sims, Kathy Catlett, Sandy Puckett, Lynn Undewood, David Gorman, Clynette Pemberton, Mandy Cannon; middle, Martha Clabo, Gail Tompson, Hans Ballew, Dennis Chambers, Karen Kelley, Kim Graybeal, Jim Lawless, Dianna Trotter, Karen Shults, Mary Manners, Debbie West, Cheryl Deaton; top row, Alicia McCollister, Robbie Sharp, Kim Whaley, Noelle Sutton, Eric Allen, Sharon Balch, Traci Lauderdale, Ruth Copeland, Tony Cantrell, Elizabeth Wilson, Jane Boling, Ginger Clark. Not pictured: Barbara Holt, Huguette Williams, Karen Christopher, Whit Helton, Brenda Bailey-Oakley, Cam Allen, Kristy Smith, Alexis Toomey and Joe Headrick.


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Photo society to meet Monday Submitted report SEVIERVILLE — Bruce Hannold will make a presentation on the art of dye sublimation printing at the next neeting of the LeConte Photographic Society. The meeting wll be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. For more information go to Dye sublimation printing is the physical process where a solid turns directly into a gas without becoming a liquid. He will discuss the creation of a digital image, processing and print it for dye sublimation printing with examples of products it may be used for. Hannold became interested in photography when he was 13. He was raised

in a military family and was in England when he picked up his father’s 35mm view-find camera and began shooting black and white and doing his own processing at the darkroom on base. This led to a lifelong interest in photography. Hannold’s work is primarily focused in natural landscape photography with the intention to provoke thoughts and emotions through the visualization of nature, while trying to bring to the viewer his interpretation of physical and emotional environments through photography and verse. Hannold and his wife Lois were married in Gatlinburg and opened their own gallery, Perceptions in Nature. It features his art and working out of their home.


State Sen. Doug Overbey, second from left, was invited to join Gov. Phil Bredesen when he signed into law an investment funds bill that Overbey authored and helped pass. Also on hand were TICUA President Claude Presnell, left, and Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, who helped the measure pass the House.

Overbey measure signed by governor Submitted report

circumstances pertaining to the restrictions have In Tennessee’s legis- changed, that the benefit lative session this year, an organization receives Sen. Doug Overbey, is limited. R-Maryville, proposed legislation to alter the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, which regulates the modification of donor-restricted gifts. The changes, which allow colleges and universities across the State to have full access to these donor funds, are most helpful, says Claude O. Pressnell Jr., president of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. “Sen. Overbey’s authorship of this bill and his work to pass it through the Senate greatly benefited the private higher education community,” said Pressnell. Prior to this year, Tennessee law allowed non-profit institutions to modify donor restrictions on gifts under $25,000 if the fund had remained untouched for 20 years or more. The regulations which were enacted in 2007, however, did not go as far as similar laws in neighboring states. A 1976 alumnus of Carson-Newman College, Overbey has remained connected to CarsonNewman since his graduation, including speaking at Randall O’Brien’s presidential inauguration last year. “Sen. Overbey is a distinguished alumnus of Carson-Newman who we count as a valued friend. We appreciate all that he has done to support the College and independent higher education in Tennessee,” said O’Brien. UPMIFA was made law when it was signed by Gov. Phil Bredesen on March 24. The new law allows colleges and other non-profits to better manage gifts from donors. Individuals who choose to donate money to these non-profits regularly add restrictions to the gifts. There are, however, instances when the restrictions are so strenuous, or when the

senior events By JANE FORAKER May Newsletters are out and it looks like a busy month, so be sure to get one. In the newsletter this month you will find a questionnaire designed to determine the direction for growth of the Senior Center, for increasing activities as well as structural growth over the next several years. Put some time and thought into your answers so we can get a true and honest overview of the center’s needs. We ask that each individual fill out only one form. Feel free to take some extra questionnaires for your friends and neighbors over 45 years of age. Be sure to return them as soon as possible. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., join us as Mike Caldwell of Country Tonite will be playing his harmonica. There is no charge for this activity. On Wednesday will be leaving the center at 10 a.m. to head over to Dollywood. Enjoy an afternoon taking in some shows and entertainment. Transportation is $2 per person. Be sure to make your reservations soon as seating is limited. Use your annual pass, or daily tickets can be purchased at the park. Regency Retirement Village will sponsor its monthly bingo on Thursday at 1 p.m. There is no charge and

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great prizes are awarded to winners. Bring a friend. Join us Friday at 1 p.m. for a bunco bash. This is an easy to learn dice game. Prizes are given to winners. In honor of our mothers, we invite you to attend our Mother’s Day picnic and dance on May 11. Grilled cheeseburgers, potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans and dessert are on the menu. Entertainment will be provided by the Country Gentlemen so be sure to put on your dancing shoes/boots. A special treat will be given to our ladies. Cost is $8 per person and reservations are required. Senior Center menu for the week: Monday, quarter barbecue chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, dinner roll, cherry Jello with fruit; Tuesday, club sandwich, pasta salad, potato chips, pickle, tapioca pudding; Wednesday, stuffed cabbage roll, scalloped potatoes, dinner roll, chocolate chip cookies; Thursday, taco salad with tortilla chips, strawberry shortcake; Friday, chef’s choice (surprise). Beverage is included with each meal. Meal costs $4 per person. Friendly Bridge scores: Donna Legg 5,190; Gloria Hammes 5,110; Emma Kepka 5,020; Gail Ledbetter 4,970. Schedule for the week: Mondays:

Piecemakers Quilt Guild, 9 a.m.; painting with LaViolet Bird, 9 a.m.; 50+ Fitness, 10 a.m.; blood pressure checks 11 a.m.; Sit B Fit (gentle exercise) 11 a.m.; Bible Study, noon; bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesdays: Woodshop and painting and pottery class, 10 a.m.; Friendly Bridge Group and Cards/Games, 1 p.m. Wednesdays: 50+ Fitness and Stitch and Chatter Club, 10 a.m.; Rummy, Pinochle, Poker and movie party 12:30 p.m.; games/ cards, 2:30 p.m. Thursdays: Woodshop opens at 9 a.m.; Sit B Fit 11 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge 12:30 p.m.; Tripoley 1 p.m. Fridays: Ceramics 9 a.m.; 50+ Fitness 10 a.m.; Yoga-Pilates class, 11 a.m.; pottery class, 12:30 p.m. The Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center & Sevier County Office on Aging is located at 1220 W. Main Street in Sevierville. To make reservations for upcoming events or for more information, please contact us by calling 865453-8080 x 108. — Jane Foraker is program coordinator at Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center. She may be reached at 453-8080, ext. 108.

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE DEFAULT has been made in the terms, conditions and payment provided for in that certain Promissory Note dated June 26, 2009, (the Note), and payable to Highlands Union Bank, the owner and holder of the Note (the Bank), and the Bank therefore has declared the entire unpaid principal balances of the Note, together with all accrued and unpaid interest, fees and costs, due and payable in full, as provided in the Note, which is secured by that certain Deed of Trust dated June 26, 2009, executed by Dogwood Trace, A Tennessee general partnership (the Partnership), of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 3370, page 151, conveying the property therein and hereinafter described (the Deed of Trust). NOW, THEREFORE, at the direction of the Bank, notice is hereby given that Hale & Lyle, A Professional Corporation, the undersigned Successor Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon it by the Deed of Trust, will on May 25, 2010, at 11:15 a.m. local time, at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, free (except as otherwise noted) from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of a homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the Deed of Trust, that certain real property located in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, within the corporate limits of the City of Sevierville, and being more particularly described as follows (the Property): Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 of Dogwood Trace, A Planned Unit Development, as the same are shown by plat of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Sevier County, Tennessee in Large Map Book 8, page 101, and being a part of the property conveyed to Dogwood Trace by Warranty Deed from Shirley Cate Mathews, et al., dated June 28, 2006 and of record in said Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office in Book 2563, page 100 and by Warranty Deed from Ruth Cate Burns, dated October 24, 2006, of record in said Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office in Book 2646, page 684. Reference is made to the Deed of Trust for a more particular description of the Property being conveyed. The addresses of the Property are Avery Lane, 1231 Avery Lane, 1235 Avery Lane, 1447 Avery Lane and 1451 Avery Lane, Sevierville, Tennessee and its tax identification numbers are Control Map 061 Parcels 049.00, S/I 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. There are no interested parties in the Property pursuant to T.C.A. Ă&#x; 35-5104 other than the Partnership and Highlands Union Bank. The Property will be sold ĂŹAS ISĂŽ subject to all existing highway, roadway and utility easements, all easements and restrictions of record, statutory or other rights of redemption not waived by the terms of the Deed of Trust, any and all other rights not waived by the terms of the Deed of Trust, applicable building and zoning regulations, such state of facts as a reasonable inspection of the premises would reveal, such state of facts as an accurate survey would disclose, all unpaid taxes, all mechanicĂ­s and materialmanĂ­s liens; and prior superior liens, judgments, deeds of trust or other encumbrances. The right is reserved to postpone the sale to another day certain without further publication upon announcement at the time set forth above. Dated this the 28th day of April, 2010. H ALE & L YLE , A P ROFESSIONAL C ORPORATION , Successor Trustee

May 2, 9 & 16, 2010

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236 GENERAL Experienced Sewing Machine Operators Aerotek is taking applications for industrial sewing machine operator, must have experience. Please call Toby Gambill at 865-2922431 or Cameron Bryne at 865-2922431.






Help Wanted: Experienced Cafe Cook/ Server. Inventory/ Stock Position, S a l e s / C a s h i e r. Moonshine Ridge Country Store 2005 Wears Valley Rd.

COLLEGE STUDENTS & 2010 HS Grads $13 base-appt, FT/PT schedules, sales/svc, no exp nec, all ages 17+, conditions apply, 865-366-0277

Housekeeper Needed $10/hr Full-time Apply Lidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Dollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at traffic light #4


Bojangles Pigeon Forge Now Hiring! Accepting Applications Online at EOE/ Drug Free Workplace

************************** *** PAPA JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIZZA in Sevierville now hiring entry level management. Apply in person at 739 Dolly Parton Pkwy., Sevierville. or send resume to: 900 East Jackson Blvd. Suite 5. Jonesborough, TN 37659. Also hiring all positions inside store and delivery drivers. Please apply in person. ************************** ***

UNLIMITED INCOME Home based business opportunity. Flexible hours. Start making money next day. Call Michael for details 865-548-8882.

Helper Wanted, Plumbing & Electrical a Plus. Call 607-6181

Marketing Training/ Publishing Co. needs a competent person to work with book authors and professional speakers. M-F 8-5, Salary, commission, bonuses, paid vacation, insurance provided. Non smoking environment. Fax resume to 429-4523 or email m

MOTIVATED TELEMARKETERS. Faith Based, Non Profit Humanitarian Organization in Sevierville, TN. is in need of Dynamic Individuals to take on the challenging role of a Direct-Dial, outbound Call Center Telemarketer. Full time positions available. Looking for candidates with previous Telemarketing Experience, Great Communication/Phone Skills, Strong follow through and closing skills! Scrips will be provided for these positions. Experience preferred, but will train the right candidate. Offers a pleasant working environment, competitive hourly wage plus commission bonus. 8685200.

PART TIME WORK ALL AGES 17+ Great pay, ideal for college students & â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10 hs grads, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, 865-366-0277

Great Opportunity! Sales Professional Needed Immediately Americas Home Place, one of the largest Custom Home Builders in the South East is ready to add an additional Sales Professional to their Kodak location. We offer an excellent training program and benefits package to include Medical, dental and 401k. If you enjoy sales, this may be your Greatest invitation! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this opportunity. Apply today! Please send resume via fax to 865-4650096 or email

SALES CLERK 10.00 Hr. Lidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Dollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Light #4, P.F.

WAREHOUSE & STOCK 12.00 HR LIDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;L DOLLYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LIGHT 4 PF


CAREGIVER Del Rio, Newport and Sevierville Home Instead Senior Care is seeking a compassionate, reliable and experienced person to provide non-medical home care services in Del Rio. Must have flexible schedule and be available to work weekends. We offer competitive pay and a bonus program. Health insurance and retirement plans available. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please call our employment line tollfree at 1-877-5815800 or visit us online at

Looking for dependable, detailed and customer service oriented personnel. Now accepting applications for the following full time positions: FRONT DESK Accepting applications 1100 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN. Clarion Inn Willow River, 1990 Winfield Dunn Parkway (Hwy. 66) Sevierville now hiring night shift (4-12) front desk clerks. No experience necessary. Computer skills required. Apply in person. Exp. Desk Clerk needed. Apply in person at Colonial House Motel in Pigeon Forge. Four Seasons Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg hiring 2nd Shift Desk Clerk. Apply in person. Housekeeper Needed, Apply in person, 10am - 1pm. Spirit of the Smokies Condo Lodge, 2385 Parkway, Pigeon Forge,

NOW HIRING experienced servers. Apply in person at Cracker Barrel, Sev. in front of Kroger. 865-9083202.

NOW HIRING PM Servers & Cooks. Apply Daily 3-6 PM: Melâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diner 119 Wears Valley Rd. Pigeon Forge


Gatlinburg Part time employee. Sales, matting, framing. G. Webb Gallery. 436-6777.


OPC Supervisor, Full time w/ benefits, Supervisor needed to run 15 person team in Nashville. Contact Wayne Baker @615-8842996 or email wayne.baker@wyn

Riverstone Resort & Spa is now hiring a relief Night Auditor. Apply in person at 212 Dollywood Lane, PF, left at traffic light #8.

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The Mountain Press Â&#x2039; Sunday, May 2, 2010 307 CHILDCARE


State Licensed 3 Star Home Day care, has openings 6wks - 5yrs. Mon - Fri 7 5:30pm $90/wk, EOA 436-9442

Lawn mowing, Free Estimates, Call 679-5037.

308 ELDERLY CARE Experienced CNA interested in taking care of the sick or elderly. Refs Available upon request, Call 865-548-0117

Lawns mowed, includes trim. $25.00 & up. Call 2238565.


10X10 or 10X20 SELF STORAGE Convenient Location! 411 South, left on Robert Henderson Rd., 1/4 mil on right at Riverwalk Apts.


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439 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY The Real Estate Book- North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most successful â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homes for Saleâ&#x20AC;? magazine is offering the chance to be an Independent Distributor of the Gatlinburg area. This market meets the criteria of our other 400 successful territories. Comprehensive training, ongoing support help ensure success. Candidate should possess strong sales skills, customer support & follow-up. No franchise fees or royalties. Initial start-up and working capital


581 PETS

required. Contact Tara Truitt @770962-7220 Ext. 24608 or email: for more information.

Pit Puppies Free to good home. Call Ed at 561-6625986. 589 FURNITURE


For Sale

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

453-0727 554 AUCTIONS


2BR 1.5BA Quiet neighborhood. Central H/A, W/D, dishwasher, refrigerator, screen front porch, spacious lr & dinning area. In Sevierville. Available immediately. $695 mth. 1st, last, security. 607-5111 or 429-5111



Weekly Rentals Includes Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./Frig. Available

Ayers Auction & Real Estate

(423) 569-7922

Near I-40, like new, 3BR/2BA Townhouse. $750/mo. Call Terri Williams o/a 865-556-4111. 605 BUSINESS RENTALS




   Sale 97 Road Champs Police Cars (73 boxed , 24 unboxed) $250 OBO, Call Kathy 774-7803.

Rooms for rent, weekly rates, furn., cable TV.

436-4471 or 621-2941



GATLINBURG Deal! OFFICE/APT/SHO P water inc. No Pets. 621-3015


Near Morristown & White Pine, TN Handy location only 5.4 Miles to I-81 exit #8 INLARGESHOWFARMTRACTSs"UY/NE/R!LL

3ATURDAY -AYTH  !- !LL,EVEL4O'ENTLY3LOPINGs"EAUTIFUL0ASTURE#ROPLAND s!&EW,ARGE #OZY3HADE4REESs!LL4RACTS&RONT0AVED #OUNTY2OADs'REAT&ISHING 4OP3MALLMOUTH2IVER TO BE SOLD HIGH BIDDER CHOICE-NO REGROUPING 10% BUYERS PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO EACH SUCCESSFUL BID. DIRECTIONS: From I-81 Morristown Exit #8, turn South on Hwy. 25. Go 0.5 mi., turn left on Honeysuckle Rd. Go 1 mi. turn right on Old White Pine Rd. Go 100 yards, turn left on St. Paul Rd. Go 1 mile, turn right on Spencer Hale Rd. Go 2.5 mi., cross river and turn left on Point Pleasant Rd. Go 0.4 mi. to Auction Site on left. TERMS: 10% Deposit day of sale, balance due at closing within 30 days. All successful bidders will be required to sign a note for the deposit amount with the contract, in addition to deposit paid day of sale. Note shall become null and void when buyer shall complete all requirements for closing as set out in their contract. LEADERS IN REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS SINCE 1953

3140 Newport Hwy. Sevierville, TN 37876 AUCTIONEERS: Edd McCarter #HUCK-C#ARTER










Scott E. McCarter, CAI


Bushhogging-clearing, dumptruck, Grading, backhoe.


Toll Free: 1-877-282-8467 Auc. Lic. #335 Real Est. Lic. #214075

(865) 453-1600

Yard Mowing & Weedeating Yard Clean up Hauling Trash & Brush Trees Cut & Removal & Trimmed


+EITH3HULTS "RENT3HULTS Lisa M. Carroll Megan McCarter Cates Amanda M. Williams



Lic & Ins.




Campbell Enterprises 865-850-2078



2 BR / 1 BA $585/mo.


Call (865) 436-3565

Townhomes Near hospital


2BR 1.5BA Some pets

Spacious & Quiet! 2 BR / 2 BA Apts. for Rent in Wears Valley From $650/mo. 12 Mo. Lease Pets Allowed (865) 329-7807


865-453-1748 (Day) 865-428-3381 (Night)

428 Park Rd.

near trolley stop

Includes All Utilities. Free Wi-Fi, Cable, Laundry, Kitchens, Clean Rooms, NO PETS.





Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Painting Company +JP 'TPy.E? +JO EPA & HUD Certified .A=@$=OA2=EJP4AIKR=H SSS*QJPO2NAOOQNA%HA=JEJC?KI


Greystone Rentals Red Carpet Inn 349 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN

For Rent

Beautiful Creekside Rooms in Gatlinburg s0RIVATE"ALCONY s*ACUZZI 6ERY1UIET s.O0ETS .O$EP sWEEK s7IlALLUTLINCLUDED



near trolley stop

Includes All Utilities. Free Wi-Fi, Cable, Laundry, Kitchens, Clean Rooms, NO PETS.

800-359-8913 Furn./utilities. $135/wk. 1st, last, dep., 6 Pets. 865-310-9545. Roommate wanted, furn. seperate bath, $350+1/2 util Call Jennifer 2928355. Very Nice Room for Female, Boyds Creek. $85week + utilities 661-7770. 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 Eff. W/D. All utilities. $600 a mth. Jones Cove Area 865-654-1486





2BD/1BA All Appls. W/D Large Family Rm Wood Floors $550 Mo. 1st/Last/Dep. No Pets 865-898-7925



Notice of Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sale WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust and Note dated August 1, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded at Book 3424, Page 305 in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee executed by TIM WHITE and wife, MARY WHITE, conveying certain property therein described to Ridge Title Insurance Co., Inc., as Trustee for the benefit of W.S.C., Inc. (Holder), and the undersigned Patrick L. White, having been appointed Substitute Trustee in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. NOW, THERFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared immediately due and payable; and that an agent of Patrick L. White as Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on the 19th day of May, 2010, at 10a.m., at the front door of the Courthouse for Sevier County, Tennessee, at Sevierville, Tennessee, offer for sell certain property herein described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Sevier County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows: SITUATED in the Fourth (4th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, being all Condominium Unit 8 of Mountain Meadows Condominium, a horizontal property regime. As described in Master Deed of record in Warranty Deed Book 672, Page 122 Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, and as shown on plat of record in Map Book 30, Page 368, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, to which master deed and plat specific reference is made for a more particular description of the property. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE TOGETHER with an undivided interest in the common elements, vote, surplus and liability for common expenses and other assessments appurtenant there and asset forth in the Master Deed of Mountain Meadows Condominium of record in Warranty Deed Book 672, Page 122, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. MOUNTAIN MEADOWS CONDOMINIUM is a Horizontal Property Regime established pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 66.27, et seq, as amended. BEING the same property conveyed to Tim White and wife, Mary White from W.S.C., INC. via Warranty Deed dated August 1, 2009 of record in Book 3424, Page 303 of the Register of Deeds Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO the restrictions, covenants, and conditions as set out in the Master Deed of Mountain Meadows Condominium, a Horizontal Property Regime recorded in Warranty Deed Book 672, Page 122, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee and to Declaration of restrictions of record in Misc. Book 59, Page 44, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, as amended by Amendment to Restrictive Covenants of record in Misc, Book 69, Page 63, and as amended by Amendment to Restrictive Covenants of record in Misc, Book 69, Page 580, in the Register of Deeds Office. Tax I.D.:

Map 062F, Group A, Parcel 25.00, Unit 8 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1315 Mountain Meadows Way, Unit 8 Sevierville, TN 37864

This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; subject to all restrictions, easements, governmental zoning or regulations, subdivision ordinances, or regulations in effect with respect to the property, unpaid property taxes, assessments, and all other superior encumbrances and liens as well as any priority created by fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Substitute TrusteeĂ­s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. Dated: April 19, 2010. PATRICK L. WHITE, Attorney, Substitute Trustee

Patrick L. White Attorney at Law 300 Tyler Road Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (865) 483-3599


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Finest Quality Craftsmanship

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Floating Docks /Int-Ext Finish Remodels / Hardwood Stairs Fencing / Additions / Decks / Siding

Kitchens, Bath, Decks, Windows, Doors, Trim Sheetrock, Painting, Pressure Washing, Plumbing & Electrical, Vinyl & Laminate Flooring






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Retail Shops, Elks Plaza 968 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 865436-7550.



behind GP High School near trolley stop

2BR 2BA 1 level No pets. $600 w/$550 dep.

ROOMS FOR RENT Weekly Low Rates $110.00 + tax 436-5179

565 TICKET SALES 4 Tickets to Darlington Race, May 7 & 8th. $225. Local Seller. Call 847-612-3849

Now Leasing, New Apartments in Gatlinburg

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


Lic. # 3949


Pigeon Forge 865-453-4905


A 10% Buyers Premium

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2BR Duplex. Quiet country setting. Water, Pets ok $575 mth. 865806-9896

Affordable Housing in Gatlinburg



$169.77+ Family Inns West

Online Only AUCTION Ends on May 4th at 6pm Beautiful 5.74 AC Tract in Sevierville, TN




Linda Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cleaning Service


Residential/Small Business Monthly/Weekly Call for appt.

865-654-2223 Credit Cards accepted

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12BÂ&#x2039; Classifieds 696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. $400 UP WATER INCLUDED Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road Walk to lake Reasonable Rates


The Mountain Press Â&#x2039; Sunday, May 2, 2010


2 & 3BR mobile homes for rent Must have refs. Call for info 428-3096 2 & 3 BR Homes

Pine Knob Mountain View Swimming Pool


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

2BR CH/A., $375/mo + deposit. Call 865382-7781 or 865933-5894.

3BR/2BA Single wide trailer. Located on Pittman Center in Sev. No pets. No smoking. $600/mo. incl, water, 1st & last mo. rent req. 865-366-7045. Doublewide 3BD/2BA, on private lot, $500mth. 1st, last & sec. dep. due to move in. 14 miles from Gatlinburg on Hwy 321. NO PETS. 865-2588046. Kodak 3+2 $550 2+2 $450. No pets. References. 9336544

3BD/2BA Apt. in Sev. Non smoker/ no pets/ ref. req. $ $500 dep. 865-573-3549 or 865-607-3007. CROSSCREEK 2BR/2BA large garden Trolley access $580.00 865-429-2962 Furnished, utilities. $145 wk. 1st, last & dep. No pets. 865-310-9545. GREAT DEAL! 2BR/ 1BA, C/HA, elect., water, cable TV w/all movie channels & wireless internet incl! P.F. behind Duffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Some pets! $675/mo. + dep. 865-809-1437 Large 1BR Water, app furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078.

Single size apt. $425 mo. Incl utilities. No pets. Near Dollywood. 307-0861

1BD House for Rent, Bwteen Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. $550/mth. Call 865-654-7810

House for rent-2BR 2BA $500 mth off Pittman Center Rd. No pets. 254-8513

Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $225 & $250 wk. 850-2487 3BD/2BA central heat/air, no pets, $650mth, $500 dep. New Center Area. 865-7481520 or 865-4533441.

3BR 2BA house in Pigeon Forge. Kitchen appliances furn. 5 mins from Parkway. No smoking or pets. $850 mth 453-5613 3BR/2BA, FP, w/d, lg. screened deck, hot tub, in Gat. 1st, last mo. req. 1 yr. lease. $1100/mo. 864-992-0363 A Great Location. 2 blocks off Parkway near Walmart. 2BR/2BA w/carport, w/d & water furn. Approx. 1400 SF, non-smoking environment. No pets please. $750 month. Year lease. Call 865-453-5396.

Available in May 2BD/1BA $565. Near the river. Pool access. 865-429-4470

Nice, clean 2BR 2BA mobile home off Interstate 40 Exit 402. $475 mth. No pets. 865-8502047

Beautiful 2BR Furn. Log Cabin for residential rent. Located between Gat. & P.F. $750 month. Call Business office:423-246-1500/ day or night

Sevierville 2+1 Dwide $500. Plus Dep. NO PETS. Ref. Call 933-6544. 699 HOME RENTALS $550 to $950+. Wanda Galli Realty Exec. 680-5119 or 7744307.

1100 Sq. Ft. House. 1BR + loft. Beautiful view near Pigeon Forge. $825 mo. 865-696-6900.

Gatlinburg: 2BR/1BA, No pets. Credit check, Sec. Dep. required. $600 mth 430-4222. GRANDVIEW 4BR 3BA 2 fp, views. $1100 mth. No Pets! ***Call: 428-4073***

New 2BR, 2 car garage, pond, Wears Valley. $875/mo. 865-228-8414. New construction, near hospital & schools. 2BR/2BA, $700/mo 865-963-6146.


Foreclosure Sale, 3 BD / 2 BA House in Kodak Area Appraised Value $240,000 Selling Price $186,500 Call (865) 436-3565

Redbud area. 3BR/ 2BA w/storage unit Like new. $800/mo + dep. 428-5212.



Great Location - Beal Woods, Sev. 3BR, 3BA home. Fireplace, CH/A, new roof, carport, finish basement, huge deck, laundry/pantry room. Must see. 865-604-1948.

16x80 above average. 3BR/2BA. On lot in Sev. $26,000. Call 865-898-6565.

LeConte Landing, Reduced. 3BR 2BA, May take sometrade. 865-4140117. New 3 bd, 2 ba, basement rancher, 2 cg, beautiful mtn. views! $159,900. O/A.865.599.2886.

Sevierville 2 mi from dwntwn 3/2 rancher w/ garage on 1 acre. $950 mth Lease & security No pets. 453-9185 or 405-4130

New home for sale in P.F. in nice new subdivision. 2BR, 2BA, 1200 sq. ft. $139,900. 3BR/2BA 1400 sq. ft. $159,900. 931863-4336 or 865230-1235.

HUD PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE 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.

RIDGEWOOD: 5BR, 4.5BA, 6000+sq. ft. All brick. $280,000. Call Sheila @ 6549990 - American Dream Realty. 711 CONDOS FOR SALE


1925 sq ft. All brick rancher. Seymour schools. 1 acre lot. Appliances stay, new roof. 3BR 2BA 428-0664 or 3083770

1993 GMC Safari Van, $1000.OBO. 865258-8046.




5% ON 240 MO. 7.5 APR W.A.C.

16 ft John boat with 50 horse Mercury. Very good shape $2500. 696-2938



2001 Mazda MPV Excellent condition All options Dealer price over $6000 Asking $4800. See at Knife Works 765-969-5012




1999 Mustang GT Convertible, Black, all options, runs & drives great. $6500. 453-7400 2002 JAGUAR X-type, 3.0, gray w/black interior. Nice car. $4500 OBO. Call 865-607-6542.


2006 Mercury Milan, extra clean & well maintained. Metallic silver, with blk/tan cloth interior. 74K mileage, $12,000. OBO, Please call for more info. 865414-9077

RV and Tent Sites

Indian Camp Creek Monthly or Yearly Utilities & wiďŹ Bathhouse & Laundromat Near the Park 850-2487

1981 4 x 4 Ford. Late model motor & transmission. $1000. OBO. Call 908-6029. 950 MOTORCYCLE SALES

1991 Harley Davidson Sportster 883, $4500. OBO. 1979 Harley Davidson Basket Case Shovelhead, $3000. Call 908-6029.

We Buy Used Bikes!

837 CAMPER SALES 2001 MH, Low mileage, Slideout, generator, V10 engine, Call 430-4218

Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Shane Tymon (865) 977-1669

97 1/2 Volvo S90 Low mileage. Like new, white with tan leather interior. 453-5613

Cherokee Lodge in Pigeon Forge

2 BD / 2 BA On Excellent Rental Program

865-850-2004 720 LAKE & RESORT PROPERTY Campsites near Douglas Lake. All hookups. $275 mth 382-7781 or 9335894.



The following opportunities are available for candidates that are energetic and enjoy working with the public in a fun, fast paced work environment.

s!CTORSFORTHE(AUNTED!DVENTURE sCASHIERSFORTHE&EEDING&RENZY s0HOTOGRAPHERS#ASHIERSFOR0HOTO0ORT s(OUSEKEEPERS Successful candidate must be able to work ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours, weekends and holidays. Stable work history required.

ATT: BUILDERS, Cabin for Sale, Big Garage, You Finish, $39,900 as is, cash. Fiesta Hills. Call 908-7769 or Wayne 453-1152

*Cashiers must have previous cash handling experience

Apply in person at Ripleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aquarium of the Smokies 88 River Road, Gaitlinburg, TN 37738 ./0(/.%#!,,3s%/%

By Owner, Log home on Little Pigeon River, 3BD/2BA, 1372 sq. ft. 1.1acre, 2463 Red Bank Rd, Sev. $165,000. 865429-1122

Absolute Real Estate Auction

Saturday, May 15, 2010 @ 10:30 am

To Be Sold To The Highest Bidder Without Minimum or Reservation

Commercial & Residential Lots in Blount County <,;276;7+.1.4-*;$92442<57=.#1788260&244*0.$7>6:.6-$ NICE, CLEAN IN KODAK

4 BD / 2 BA + GARAGE 4 MILES FROM EXIT 407 $950/MONTH + DEPOSIT. NO PETS. 865-712-5238

LEASE OPTION SMALL 1 Rm Eff. near Old Mill in PF. $125 weekly. $250 Dam. req. Cable & Util incl. 250-7740


Kodak, Clean Deluxe 2BD/2BA, best mtn. view, quiet, no pets, $575mth. 865-209-0788.

RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962 Sevierville/Pigeon Forge area. Available now. 2BR, 1.5BA, incl. refrig., range & full size w/d. $650/mo. Call 865-654-9826.


Luxury 2,000 sq. ft. cabin Seymour multi pets welcome River Amenities $300 per week



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3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, 2600Âą Sq. Ft. Full Finished Basement

These Two Homes Will Never Be More Affordable

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 1100Âą Sq. Ft.

(OMESs¢!CRESs-AJESTIC6IEWS Near Historic Dandridge, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Douglas Lake, The Great Smoky Mountains and Dollywood

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, granite counter tops. Immediate occupancy, Minimum 1 Year lease $975 mth. 865-771-9600

Auctioneerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comment: Now is the time to BUY the dream home you have always wanted!!! Incredible views of the Tennessee Valley. These two homes and this large tract are a RARE ďŹ nd. Financing is available to all qualiďŹ ed buyers. This is a Court Ordered Auction to be sold on site at 1517 Sandy Ridge Road, Dandridge, TN


Sevierville 3BR/2BA Garage/basement Swimming Pool

Call 428-5161

DIRECTIONS: From I-40 exit 417 go Abundant south on Hwy. 92 approx. 2 miles. Turn Wildlife In The Area! right through downtown Dandridge. Cross Green Bridge, stay on Hwy. 92 Whitetail Deer and south for 5 miles. Turn left on Sandy Turkey Roam The Hills Ridge Road. Travel 3/4 mile to sale site Freely .Douglas Lake Is Less on right. FROM SEVIERVILLE Take Than One Mile away! Over Hwy. 411 towards Newport, turn left on 30,000 Acres Of Water and Hwy. 92. Travel 5 miles and turn right 550 Miles of Shoreline! on Sandy Ridge Road and travel 3/4 Breathtaking mile to sale on right.

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Open House: Friday, May 14, 2010 from 5 pm till 8 pm, before sale or anytime by appointment. 865-548-4215 or 865-368-1400. FINANCING AVAILABLE TO ALL QUALIFIED BUYERS! CALL 865-368-1400 OR 865-548-4215 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH A LOAN OR MORTGAGE. WE HAVE LENDERS AVAILABLE FOR THIS AUCTION!










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