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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 154 ■ June 3, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

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Suspect confesses in letter

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Weaver says he alone responsible for elderly Kodak woman’s death 5Volunteer legend dies Haywood Harris passes away in Knoxville Sports, Page A8

5Banding begins today Scientists, volunteers attempting to help endangered birds Local, Page A3

Entertainment

Celebrities in the news “Glee” star Jane Lynch and partner tie the knot Page A6

Weather Today Isolated Storms

By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer SEVIERVILLE — One of the three men charged with the murder of Mary Jo Miller says in a letter that he committed the crime and takes the blame alone. Steven Eugene Weaver, 56, of Knoxville is charged with first-degree murder in Miller’s slaying. Also charged are Theodore Ratliff and Shannon Rodney Baltimore. All three men are from Knoxville. In a preliminary hearing for Ratliff, Weaver’s niece, Amy Brown, testified that she drove the three men to Miller’s home, heard a “pop” from the house, and saw them emerge later. She said Ratliff was carrying a purse. In a letter to The Mountain Press, Weaver attempts to take the blame for the crime. “I’m writting (sic) this letter to inform the public that they got two other people charge(d) with this same crime when the truth … is no ones the blame but me so I am asking the papper (sic) to reveal the truth to the public,” he wrote. The letter included a Social Security number and date of birth for Weaver; officials at the jail confirmed that information matched what they had for him. In General Sessions Court last week, public defender Amber Haas waived Weaver’s right to a preliminary hearing. That means his charges were bound over to the grand jury without a hearing, in which he would have heard some of the evidence against him and Judge Dwight Stokes would have ruled whether the case should proceed to the grand jury. Haas did not return calls from The Mountain Press; neither did District Attorney

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Obituaries John Ramsey, 28 Stella Cooper, 63 Margaret Holder, 42 Thomas Sutton, 55 Rex Williams, 77 Ada Humphrey, 80

— Steven Weaver, in a letter to The Mountain Press

General Jimmy The Letter Dunn. Steven Weaver’s letter to Weaver says The Mountain Press can be in his letter read on our Web site www. that he had told themountainpress.com Haas he wanted to admit his guilt. Weaver’s niece was the main witness for the state in a preliminary hearing Friday for Ratliff. Her testimony led Stokes to send the charges against Ratliff to a grand jury. Baltimore’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for this Friday. Weaver maintains in his letter that she was lying about the involvement of the other two men. “I can’t say why my niece Amy brown is lyeing (sic) but I guess she is just scarred (sic) and don’t know what to say except blame someone else,” Weaver wrote. Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press (file) He maintains he was solely responsible Murder suspect Steven Weaver in court last for the crime. Friday. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing, meaning his case will be sent directly See weaver, Page A4 to the grand jury.

Former Army Ranger fends off attackers Unarmed victim battles 2 knife-wielding intruders

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“I’m the person responsible for (Miller’s) death. I had my niece drive me to her home where she lived(.) I told my niece Amy Brown that I wanted to go there to borrow some money and when we got there I went inside and was talking to (Miller) bout her lawnmower and we got to arguing (sic) and she made me mad and I hit her in the head and shot her and cut her.”

By JEFF FARRELL Staff writer SEVIERVILLE — A local man credits his years as an Army Ranger for his ability to fight off two knifewielding men who tried to break into his home early Wednesday morning. Matthew Deskins woke up at about 4 a.m. to hear someone at the

door to his parents’ home on New Center Road, where he is staying. He believed it was his mother — she works late at a local nursing home — and went to open the door. “I thought it was her,” he said. “We never had anything like this happen.” What he found instead was two men carrying box cutter-type knives who were trying to get into the home. Both men tried to attack when he opened the door, Deskins said. “I used to be an Army Ranger,” he said. “Thank God I was in the

Army.” One of the men cut him in the chest and then swung again, cutting him in the left arm. That’s when Deskins said he was able to kick the first man, knocking him off the porch. The second struck him in the other arm, but he was able to punch the man. “I ended up hitting him in his jaw and he fell down and yelled, ‘He broke my jaw,’” Deskins said. With them both outside the doorway, he slammed the door shut and ran to get a weapon.

When he returned, he saw a black 1980s model Pontiac sedan pulling away from the house. Deskins said he served in the Army for three years until he suffered a gunshot wound in 2003; officials subsequently discovered an earlier injury he hadn’t reported. He said it was his training and experience from that time that helped him fight off the men at his home. “Two guys with box knives and I didn’t have nothing? That’s defiSee attackers, Page A4

Horse sense

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Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . A8-9 Classifieds . . . . . . . A9-12 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A14 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A14

Corrections The Tennessee Career Center at Gatlinburg is offering free technology training as part of the Elevate AmericaTennessee partnership. For more information, call Donna Mullholland at 436-4381. The phone number was published incorrectly in a photo caption in Monday’s paper.

Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

Aaron McMahan, right with his horse Sandy, and Josh Smith, with his horse Fancy, look over their report cards under the shade trees at Sevier County High School Wednesday. The duo decided to make the trip an adventure and rode the horses from Lane Hollow Road. They will both be seniors next year.


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by a panel of culinary professionals to choose a determined number of recipes for the cookbook. 8. A number of select recipes from each category will be chosen to compete for fi rst-, second- and third-place honors. Submitters of the chosen recipes will be contacted and asked to bring their recipe to a taste-testing and photo session. 9. Those who cannot be reached or are unable to attend the taste-testing will forfeit, and an alternate recipe will be chosen. 10. Photographs for use in the cookbook will be taken at the taste-testing and the recipes will be judged by a panel of culinary professionals. Their decisions will be based on appearance, taste and ease of preparation. 11. Winners will be announced shortly before publication of the cookbook in late October. Depending on placement, winners will receive a certain number of cookbooks.

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u Marsyl Armstrong, 35, of Greeneville, Tenn., was charged June 1 with forgery. She was released on $2,000 bond. u Vena Katherine Cunningham, 52, of 2339 Leisure Acre Way in Kodak, was charged June 1 with violation of probation. She was being held. u Oswaldo Herndanez, 29, of Clintwood Way #92 in Pigeon Forge, was charged June 1 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u John Eric Ivy, 34, of Morristown, was charged

June 1 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Trent Michael Myers, 33, of White Lake, Mich., was charged June 2 with vandalism. He was released on $2,000 bond. u Preston Charles Moulden, 18, of 1824 Davis Lane in Sevierville, was charged June 1 with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Robert Steelman, 42, of Lexington, Ky., was charged June 2 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court and failure to appear. He was being held. u Lee James Stiles, 25, of Clinton, Tenn.,

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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.

Kelly Jones, a rising senior at Sevier County High School, has started a community service project to help rebuild a family’s life in Nashville. An account has been set up at Sevier County Bank called “Nashville Flood Disaster Fund.� Julia Householder’s daughter, Gail Householder Reeder, a 1973 SCHS graduate, lives in Nashville and is a victim of the rains and floods which recently occurred. She is married and has a 17-yearold daughter. Householder is a retired educator and recent inductee to the Sevier County Education Hall of Fame. Her sister and brotherin-law, Elaine and Dub McIntosh, are also longtime educators in Sevier County. In the flood Reeder and her family lost everything except a few clothes. Householder’s granddaughter was able to save her school books and a few mementos from childhood. FEMA is only allowing them a small amount of money for losses and damages. They also did not have flood insurance.


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community calendar Editor’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 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

thursday, june 3 Library Movies

“Invictus� shown at 6 p.m., Anna Porter Library, Gatlinburg. Free; bring popcorn and soft drinks. 436-5588.

Right To Life

Sevier County Right To Life meets at 5:30 p.m. in Pigeon Forge Library. Karen Black Mercer, who counsels women considering abortions, will speak. 908-2689.

Gatlinburg Garden Club

Gatlinburg Garden Club meets 1 p.m. at Gatlinburg Community Center. Program: Installation of officers and awarding of scholarship.

Creek United Methodist cemetery. Trustees on site Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accept donations for upkeep.

JOY Club

Just Older Youth Club meets at 10:30 a.m. for bingo; 11:30 for covered dish lunch, Pigeon Forge Community Center. 4297373.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m-6 p.m. Food City in Kodak.

Canning & Freezing

Food preserving class, canning and freezing, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; $25. Deadline to register June 4. 453-3695 or e-mail to lhyder@utk.edu.

Sevier County Democratic Party meets at 7 p.m. at courthouse.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Hot Meals

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist. 9335996.

TOPS

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

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meal from 5-6 p.m.; 6:30 service; then small groups. Kodak United Methodist Church. Childcare provided.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive noon-6 p.m., Bass Pro Shops, Kodak.

New Center Rockets

New Center Rockets football spring practice 6 p.m. at school. Practices Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 640-5344.

friday, june 4 Supper/Auction

Spaghetti supper 5-6:30 p.m., auction 7 p.m. at Wearwood Elementary School. Proceeds benefit Rodger and Penny Brackins for medical bills. Adult $10; 10 and under, $5.

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H.H. Oakley reunion, noon-3 p.m., Mills Park behind G-P. 898-2411.

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Decoration at Walden’s Creek United Methodist cemetery. Trustees on site Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accept donations for upkeep.

Red Bank Homecoming

Red Bank Baptist on Old Newport Highway, homecoming and covered dish lunch after morning service. The Rev. Jerry Bailey speaker.

monday, june 7 Hot Meals

Bethany Baptist Church singing, 7 p.m.

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church.

Sunny View Church

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Sunny View church, Denton Road, singing 7 p.m.

912 Project

912 Project Meeting 7 p.m. Friday, Sevier County Courthouse. 436-6219.

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Ruritan Club

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

Boyds Creek Revival

Boyds Creek Church of God revival with Bishop G.R. Hill of Cleveland, Tenn. 7:30 nightly through June 11. 6804848.

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Live-It Yard Sale

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Farmers Market

Farmers market 8-11:30 a.m., Sever Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 453-7101.

sunday, june 6

Gold Wing Road Riders Assn. meets at 6:30 p.m., Gatti’s Pizza, 1431 Parkway. 660-4400.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 429-2508.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Walgreen’s, Pigeon Forge, 3071 Parkway. Bloodmobile.

Photographic Society

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Scientists, volunteers begin Tremont bird banding today Submitted Report NATIONAL PARK — Scientists estimate that there are nearly 230 different species of birds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Thirtyfour species considered endangered, threatened or of conservation concern have been observed. Starting today, with the help of volunteers, scientists will band birds in the park. “Everyone is encouraged to report banded birds to the Bird Banding Laboratory, by phone or on the Internet. It’s important data that will be lost otherwise,� said Josh Davis, Tremont’s citizen science coordinator. Bird Banding dates: June 3; June 16; June 17; June 23; June 29; July 8; July 30; and Aug. 4. Bird banding sessions typically last 5-6 hours. Participants do not have to attend the entire session. Dress should be weather-appropriate. Participants should bring plenty of water and rain gear. Those interested in attending should e-mail Josh Davis to josh@ gsmit.org or call (865) 448-6709. If a banded bird is found, the information can be reported at 800-327-2263, or at www.reportband.gov. Keeping up with all these species is a daunting task, and for the past 10 years, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont has been assisting the park in monitoring these birds through bird banding. At the beginning of each banding session, volunteers help erect nets starting at 6 a.m. During the ensuing six hours, the nets are checked every 40 minutes, birds are careful-

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obituaries In Memoriam

John Edward Ramsey John Edward Ramsey, age 28 of Gatlinburg, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2010. John was a member of Hills Creek Missionary Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his father Larry Ramsey. He is survived by his mother and stepfather: Sherry and Stanley James; step-mother: Bertie Ramsey; sister Laura Ramsey; nephew Kegan Ward; grandparents Jack and Nancy Davidson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to benefit the family. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Brian Huff and Rev. Lowell Wilson officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Webb’s Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

In Memoriam

Thomas Clint Sutton

Thomas Clint Sutton, age 55 of Sevierville, was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon, June 1, 2010, while with his children and wife. He was an avid muscle car enthusiast. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his father Thomas Reeves Sutton, stepmother Faye Carr Sutton, mother-in-law Margaret Ramsey, and sister-in-law Mary Gibson. Survivors include the love of his life and caregiver, Judy Faye Sutton; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Jessica Sutton; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephie and Chris Gregg, Tessa and Felix Nicholas; grandchildren, Trey Gregg, Nick Parton, Reece Sutton, Joy Floyd, and soon-to-be-born Thomas Clint Nicholas; mother and stepfather, Sonja and Bob Hall; sisters, Shirley Burchfield, Teresa Rolen, Linda Seaton; brothers-in-law, Billy Floyd, Fred Floyd; sisters-in-law, Eilene Williams, Rita Floyd, Brenda and Clayton Bohanon; father-in-law, Robert Ramsey. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

Rex Williams Rex Williams, 77 of Gatlinburg, formerly of Stow, Ohio, died Monday, May 31, 2010. Survivors: wife of 37 years Mary Williams; daughter Debbie of Akron, Ohio; son, Gary of Barberton, Ohio; two grandsons; one great-grandson; step-daughter Martha (Paul) Oblak; four step-grandchildren. The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley ’s Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gatlinburg with Father Joseph Brando officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel Mausoleum of Atchley ’s Smoky Mountain Chapel, Pigeon Forge.

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In Memoriam

Stella Ann Cooper Stella Ann Cooper, age 63 of Sevierville, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Nancy King; sister Nell Barnes; brother Glen “Cotton� King. Survivors include her sons and daughters-inlaw Chuck and Teresa Cooper, Joey and Chrystal Cooper; grandchildren Victoria Elrod Watkins, Whitney, Samantha and Dakota Cooper; greatgranddaughter Izabella Berlin Watkins; sisters and brothers-in-law Katherine and Jim Harris, Helen and Jack Adams, Zola and Glenn Hurst, Betty Kenton; brother and sister-in-law Jack and Edna King; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Cory Fordham officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

attackers In Memoriam

Margaret Elizabeth Holder

Margaret Elizabeth Holder, age 42, of Sevierville, died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria White; brothers, Bernie and Dana White. Survivors include her husband, Ed Holder; sons, Patrick Holder, Andrew Holder, and Alec Whaley; sister-in-law, Aletha (Ralph) Babb; nephews, Randy Babb and Dustin Babb. Ms. Holder was cremated and a private memorial is planned. Arrangements by Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville/Seymour. (865) 984-5959.

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“I’m the person responsible for (Miller’s) death,� he wrote. “I had my niece drive me to her home where she lived(.) I told my niece Amy Brown that I wanted to go there to borrow some money and when we got there I went inside and was talking to (Miller) bout her lawnmower and we got to argueing (sic) and she made me mad and I hit her in the head and shot her and cut her.� He also says he was the one who took

the purse. During her testimony, Brown said Weaver had asked her to drive him and the other two men to Miller’s house May 7, saying he needed some help to repair Miller’s lawn mower. Brown said she and Weaver had helped Miller with household chores in return for money; they knew her through her late daughter. While she was driving to Miller’s home on Day Drive in north Sevier County, she said the men began talking about robbing Miller. She said her uncle — Weaver — was the one who

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nitely what helped,� he said. He said he was grateful to have been at home. While his mother was gone, his father is ill and was asleep when the incident happened. “He ... didn’t know what was going on until I ran in. Just glad I was staying here.� Deskins said he went to the emergency room after the attack; he had to have stitches on both arms and his chest He’s telling his story, he said, so other people know to lock their doors and be prepared in

told the others that Miller kept a large sum of money at her home, and that Miller likely had recently been to refill a prescription for the powerful painkiller OxyContin. She said while she sat in her van with her 3-year-old daughter, all three men went inside the house for some time. At one point, she said, she heard a pop that she acknowledged sounded like a gunshot. When the men emerged, Ratliff was carrying a purse and they were arguing over $50, which she said was all they’d found in the home.

case something similar happens to them. “I want it to be released,� he said. “People have got to lock their doors.� He said he got a good look at one of the two men who attacked him — the one who said his jaw had been broken. That man had tattoos on his face, including a teardrop below one eye and a date on his neck, Deskins said. The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case and is searching for suspects, Detective Matthew Cubberley said Wednesday. n jfarrell@themountainpress.com

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Bumped passengers could receive comp hike from airlines WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers would receive as much as $1,300 for being bumped from a flight and would have 24 hours to cancel reservations without penalty, among other consumer protections proposed Wednesday by the Obama administration. Currently, airlines must pay up to $800 for involuntary bumping of passengers. The new rules, which will likely go into effect later this year, would also require airlines to fully and prominently disclose baggage fees as well as refunds and expense reimbursement when bags are not delivered on time, provide special notice any time baggage fees are increased, and notify passengers buying tickets whether they must pay to check up to two bags. Price increases after a ticket is purchased would also be prohibited under the proposal. Airlines would also have to give passengers timely notice of flight status changes. The proposal would extend to foreign airlines a threehour limit on the time airlines can keep passengers waiting on airport tarmacs. The three-hour limit went into effect for U.S. carriers in April. Currently, airlines may limit compensation to $400 for involuntary bumping of passengers if the carrier arranges substitute transportation scheduled to arrive at the passenger’s destination one to two hours after the passenger’s original scheduled arrival for domestic flights, or one to four hours for international flights. They limit compensation to $800 if the substitute transportation is scheduled to arrive more than two hours later for domestic flights, or more than four hours later for international flights. The proposed rule would increase the limits to $650 and $1,300, respectively, and adjust those limits every two years inflation every two years.

Firefighters descend upon home in Seymour Staff Report SEYMOUR — Firefighters from several agencies were responding Wednesday to a fire at a home on McCleary Road. Dispatchers said the blaze started at 2273 McCleary Road late in the afternoon. It was near a gas line, causing firefighters to call for more backup as a precaution. They were still fighting the blaze at about 5:30 p.m.; no further information was available.

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By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer PENSACOLA, Fla. — The BP oil slick drifted perilously close to the Florida Panhandle’s famous sugar-white beaches Wednesday as a risky gambit to contain the leak by shearing off the well pipe ran into trouble a mile under the sea when the diamond-tipped saw became stuck. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man for the crisis, said crews hoped to free the blade from the pipe and finish the cut later in the day. The plan was to fit a cap on the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico to capture most of the spewing oil; the twisted, broken pipe had to be sliced first to allow a snug fit. “I don’t think the issue is whether or not we can make the second cut. It’s about how fine we can make it, how smooth we can make it,� Allen said. As the edge of the slick drifted within seven miles of Pensacola’s beaches, emergency workers rushed to link the last in a miles-long chain of booms designed to fend off the oil. They were stymied by thunderstorms and wind before the weather cleared in the afternoon. Forecasters said the oil would probably wash up by Friday, threatening a delicate network of islands, bays and whitesand beaches that are a haven for wildlife and a major tourist destination dubbed the Redneck Riviera. “We are doing what

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A hermit crab is covered from globs of oil that washed up along the Gulf of Mexico coastline of Dauphin Island, Ala., on Tuesday. Redbrown oil is making its first appearance on the Alabama island near the mouth of Mobile Bay, three weeks after tar balls were found there. we can do, but we cannot change what has happened,� said John Dosh, emergency director for Escambia County, which includes Pensacola. Since the biggest oil spill in U.S. history began to unfold April 20 with an explosion that killed 11 workers aboard an offshore drilling rig, crude has fouled some 125 miles of Louisiana coastline and washed up in Alabama and Mississippi as well. Over the past six weeks, the well has leaked anywhere from 21 million to 45 million gallons by the government’s estimate. The latest attempt to control the leak is considered risky because slicing away a section of the 20-inch-wide riser could remove kinks in the pipe and temporarily increase the flow of oil

State lawmakers reach verbal accord on budget NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams says he and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey have reached a verbal agreement on the state budget. Williams said he and Ramsey met face to face on Wednesday and worked out an agreement that will eliminate a proposed controversial fish hatchery in Williams’ district and restore funding

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American Legion to meet tonight

American Legion Post 202 in Gatlinburg will have its monthly dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m. today. The meeting will follow the meal. The American Legion is located between the Gatlinburg Police Department and post office. For more information call Amy Ejma at 266-3194 or e-mail to Seiben75@aol. com. n

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Allensville Road detour scheduled

Motorists using Allensville Road today will need to use a detour while crews cross the road with storm drain. As part of the Highway 66 project, contractor Charles Blalock and Sons Inc. will install storm drain across Allensville Road between Old Douglas Dam Road and 66. While workers install the storm drain, crews will close Allensville Road. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Old Douglas Dam Road as a detour. n

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United Way to hold open house

The Sevier County United Way will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 at its new headquarters, 906 East Parkway, Suite 2, inside the new branch of Citizens National Bank. The purpose of the open house is to make the community aware of the new location and provide information about the agency’s community partners. n

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Recovery group to start at church

Kodak United Methodist Church announces a new program, Celebrate Recovery, aimed at persons who struggle with pain from relationships; disappointments; anger; family problems; enabling; defeating habits; job loss; stress; guilt; abuse; depression; divorce; faith doubts; loss; illness; overeating; gambling; pornography; and substance abuse. It will be held every Thursday. Dinner is served from 5-6 p.m.; the program starts at 6:30. Children’s programs are available. Call 397-5011 or the church office at 933-5996. n

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Free technology training offered

The Tennessee Career Center at Gatlinburg is offering free technology training as part of the Elevate America-Tennessee partnership. Anyone can receive training in Microsoft skills, beginning with computer basics and ranging up to Information Technology professionals. When training is completed, free certification testing is available. For more information, call Donna Mullholland at 436-4381 (corrected number). Vouchers to participate must be claimed by July 26. Visit http://elevateamerica. tn.gov. n

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College coffee shop to open Thursdays The Walters State coffee shop is open for the summer semester. The coffee shop will be open every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer, featuring baked goods all day and lunch items from 11-1.

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Gaylord laying off 1,743 employees NASHVILLE (AP) — Gaylord Entertainment Co. is laying off more than 1,700 employees as a result of flooding that inundated the Gaylord Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry House and other company properties. In a conference call with investors on Wednesday, CEO Colin Reed also said the company is looking at its legal options after receiving incorrect advice on how high the water would rise. Reed did not elaborate other

than to say he understands that projections did not take into account how much water the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was allowing to flow through its dams into the Cumberland River. Reed said the company informed 1,743 workers on Wednesday morning they would be released June 12 with two weeks of pay plus any unused vacation. Most rehiring will occur six to eight weeks before the 2,881room hotel reopens on Nov. 15.

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The net cash impact of the flood on Gaylord is projected to be $169 million to $179 million. Meanwhile, Dyer County may not be getting as much attention as Nashville but best-selling author Nora Roberts has taken notice. One of Roberts’ fan clubs has raised just over $5,000 to help victims flooded when the Forked Deer River overflowed its banks on May 3, and Roberts has agreed to match the donation. The Rev. Gary Meade,

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president of the executive council of Disaster Recovery Services of Dyer County, said the gift will be the single largest the group has received. Dyersburg’s State Gazette reports the club chose to help the county northwest of Jackson after first looking at Nashville because one of its members lives in Dyer. The club, called A Day Without French Fries, organized a similar fundraiser to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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“Backwards and hateful ideas ... oust John Stossel,” said Colorofchange.org. In a newspaper, the organization went on: “It’s time that FOX drop Stossel ... we’ll go directly after the network with a public campaign unlike anything we’ve pursued to date.” Media Matters joined: “By airing Stossel’s repugnant comments, Fox legitimizes his indefensible position.” What “indefensible” position did I take? I said this: “Private businesses ought to get to discriminate. I won’t ever go to a place that’s racist, and I will tell everybody else not to, and I’ll speak against them. But it should be their right to be racist.” Read that carefully: I condemned racism. I said I’d speak out against and boycott a racist’s business. But to some people, I committed heresy. I failed to accept the entire catechism. I didn’t say that we need government to fight racism and prohibit racist policies in private establishments. For this, they demand that I be fired. This controversy started when Rand Paul, who had just won a senatorial primary, told TV talker Rachel Maddow that the part of the Civil Rights Act that bans discrimination by private business is improper interference with property owners’ rights. He, too, condemned racism. But the chattering class’s reaction to Paul’s statements must have made him uncomfortable. The next day, he issued a statement saying that he would have voted for the entire act because federal intervention was needed. Maybe. At the time, racism was so pervasive that such an intrusive law may have been a good thing. But, as a libertarian, I say: Individuals should be surrounded by a sphere of privacy where government does not intrude. Part of the Civil Rights Act violates freedom of association. That’s why I told Fox’s Megyn Kelly, “It’s time now to repeal that part of the law.” You can’t say that in America? America’s fundamental political philosophy has deteriorated quite a bit if we can’t distinguish between government and private conduct. I enthusiastically support the parts of the civil rights act that struck down Jim Crow laws, which required segregation in government facilities, mass transit, and sometimes in private restaurants and hotels. Jim Crow was evil. It had no place in America. Racist policies in private restaurants are also evil, but they do not involve force. Government is force, so it should not be used to combat nonviolent racism on private property, even property open to the public. I just don’t trust government to decide what discrimination is acceptable. Its clumsy fist cannot deter private nonviolent racism without stomping on the rights of individuals. Today, because of government antidiscrimination policy, all-women gyms are sued and forced to admit men, a gay softball team is told it may not reject bisexuals and a Christian wedding photographer is fined thousands of dollars for refusing to take photos of a homosexual wedding. I’ll say it again: Racial discrimination is bad. But we have ways besides government to end it. The free market often punishes racists. Today, a business that doesn’t hire blacks loses customers and good employees. It will atrophy, while its more inclusive competitors thrive. In the pre-1964 South, things were different. But even then, private forces worked against bigotry. White owners of railroads and streetcars objected to mandated segregation. Historian Jennifer Roback writes that in 1902 the Mobile Light and Railroad Company “flat out refused to enforce” Mobile, Alabama’s segregation law. In cities throughout the South, beginning in 1960, student-led sit-ins and boycotts peacefully shamed businesses into desegregating whites-only lunch counters. Those voluntary actions were the first steps in changing a rancid culture. If anything, Washington jumped on a bandwagon that was already rolling. It wasn’t free markets in the South that perpetuated racism. It was government colluding with private individuals (some in the KKK) to intimidate those who would have integrated. It was private action that started challenging the racists, and it was succeeding — four years before the Civil Rights Act passed. Government is a blunt instrument of violence that one day might do something you like but the next day will do something you abhor. Better to leave things to us — people — acting together privately. — John Stossel hosts a show on the Fox Business Channel and is the author of “Myth, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel — Why Everything You Know is Wrong.” (C)2009 JFS Productions Inc.

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The community’s pet Miss Ellie did a lot of good and found lots of happiness in her 17 years A pet owner’s devotion to his dog or cat or other animal is intense and deep. However, once in a while an animal comes along that becomes a community’s pet. That was the case with a rather ugly, weird looking Chinese Crested Hairless named Miss Ellie. She was rescued from an owner who didn’t want her and had kept her in a garage. Owner Dawn Goehring got the dog to be part of the animal act at Comedy Barn. Before long Ellie was trained and part of the show. But this dog was kinda special. Her tongue hanging down the side of her mouth, the hairless look, the homely but lovable face — she was so bad she was good, so ugly she was pretty. Ellie, who died this week at the age of 17, was indifferent to performing, but loved the attention. And when a chance to enter her in contests came along, Goehring did it. Ellie won an Ugliest Dog competition in the same

year she was in line to be named the World’s Cutest Dog. In September of last year she was entered in the AllAmerican Dog Food Pet Brand Cutest Dog Competition and won the popular online vote over 60,000 dogs that were in the contest. She appeared on The Animal Planet cable show “Dogs 101,” was featured on Fox News, seen on billboards and a commercial, and was the star dog at The Comedy Barn Theater. She raised thousands of dollars for the Humane Society, and had she won the Cutest Dog contest the $1 million prize would have gone to the Sevier County Humane Society. This was an extraordinary dog that captured the hearts of the community and fans around the globe. Blind for several years, she had slowed down a lot, but her spirit was undiminished. Who knows how many dogs and cats were rescued from shelters because of the attention Ellie and her friends

gave to the plight of shelter animals. We’ll miss Ellie, but how do you really grieve a dog that lived such a rich, full and happy life? You can’t, nor would Goehring or the dog want you to. Want to pay your respects? This year Miss Ellie was determined to raise $1 million for the local humane society through her “Miss Ellie’s Mission” (misselliesmission.com) project. The goal of the fundraising drive is to build a new animal shelter for Sevier County. The current shelter was built to hold 1,000 animals a year and now houses some 5,000 annually. There is a video posted on You Tube titled, “Miss Ellie’s Mission,” that shows the needs of the Sevier County Humane Society. In memory of Miss Ellie, donate money with checks marked “For the Miss Ellie Fund” and send to the Sevier County Humane Society, P.O. Box 976, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

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Public forum Tell your county officials to make former hospital a veterans facility

Editor: I served my time in the U.S. Navy going back and forth in the Mediterranean trying to keep the peace. I was lucky enough to have served and never received as much as a scratch during my three years, nine months, and 27 days at sea. For this reason I have never considered myself a veteran, even though the Navy has a medal waiting for me because I served. For the next couple of weeks, as Seviervillians we will honor our servicemen by having bands play loudly of hymns dedicated to the various branches of our military. We will place flags at their grave sites to remember them in silent prayer. We will wave the American flag to show our dedication and thanks for their sacrifices. At some local theaters they will ask all the veterans who served in our Armed Forces to stand where we will applaud them, and sec-

onds afterwards forget that they ever existed. Some businesses will celebrate their sacrifices by offering them a free breakfast, for it is their way of saying thanks for a job well done. Well, I’m sorry to say that isn’t enough for what they did and for the sacrifices they made, giving up life and limb in most cases to assure that we could sleep comfortable in our beds at night and feel safe doing so. We as taxpayers of Sevier County have the chance to really show that we truthfully do appreciate everything the veterans have done for us by either attending a workshop at 4 p.m. June 17 of the Sevier County Intergovernmental Committee, or by contacting your Sevier County commissioners and tell them that the former Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center should be turned over to the Veterans Administration so they can make it into a facility strictly for veterans and their problems. I have heard from other veterans that they have to travel to Nashville to receive treat-

ment that they can’t receive locally. Is it not bad enough that we punish them because we do not have a facility nearby to serve their needs, so we put the burden on them to travel a far distance to get medical and physiological treatments? Have they not suffered enough when we as citizens of the United States made fools of them when they returned from Vietnam? We have learned from that fiasco and we can be thankful to God that we woke up to realize what a shameful thing had been committed on these men. We now realize that the veterans have sacrificed a lot of themselves, and of their families to meet their obligation to God and Country. Now is the time to tell that veteran that we do appreciate each and every one of them. Contact your commissioner today. Don’t wait until it’s too late. William H. Evans Kodak

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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Infante’s RBI single carries Braves past Phillies

Armstrong off to solid start in race By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — Chipper Jones was on the bench, nursing an injured finger. Bring on Omar Infante, the latest player to come through for a team that can do no wrong. Infante lined a twoout, run-scoring single in the eighth inning to back Derek Lowe’s best outing of the season, leading the Atlanta Braves to their eighth straight win, 2-1 over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. The Braves finished off a three-game sweep of the defending NL champions and increased their lead in the East Division to 2 1/2 games as they headed off on an 11-game road trip that could determine if they’re a true contender for their first playoff appearance since 2005. “We can make something special here,” Martin Prado said. “We’re going to be a surprise.” Lowe (8-4) went eight innings in his longest outing of the season, allowing six hits and the only Philadelphia run. Billy Wagner worked a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. Jose Contreras (2-2) took the loss, giving up only his second run in 16 2-3 innings and snapping a streak of 13 straight scoreless outings. Manager Charlie Manuel was livid at his team, saying the players have shown no sense of urgency to end their slide. He showed his displeasure before the game when he spotted several of them gathered around a television, watching the movie “Gran Torino.” He ordered the clubbies to shut it off. That didn’t stop the Phillies from losing their fourth in a row and ninth in 11 games. They haven’t scored more than three runs during that span.

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Pictured beside the practice field at Carson-Newman are Chaz McKinney, Connor Bailey, coach Brad Justus, Chad Ayers and Spencer Brien. MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Four county middle schoolers readying for gridiron All-Star game By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor JEFFERSON CITY — Four area middle school football players are preparing for a battle between the states this Saturday. Two Gatlinburg players — seventh grader Chad Ayers and eighth grader Spencer Brien — and two Sevierville players — Chaz McKinney and Connor Bailey —are practicing at Carson-Newman College today with their Tennessee teammates in training for this Saturday’s matchup with the best seventh and eighth graders Kentucky has to offer in the firstever Kentucky/Tennessee Future Stars All-Star Football Classic at Doss High School in Louisville, Ky. The four players will be split onto two separate squads — one made up of seventh graders and one

“They’re competing really well with the kids from Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga. I think they’ll be really successful.” Brad Justus, G-P assistant and Tennessee eighth grade linebackers coach

made up of eighth graders — to play games at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Brad Justus, an assistant coach at GatlinburgPittman, was invited to coach the linebackers for the eighth grade squad. “It’s going real well. We had one practice earlier (Wednesday) and got a chance to see what they could do,” Justus said. “They’re competing really well with the kids from Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga. I think they’ll be really successful.” Still, Justus said there

are some extremely impressive athletes at the practices competing for the Tennessee team. There’s a kid from Fulton, a lineman, that’s 6-3, 6-4, 320 pounds,” Justus said. “There are some really impressive kids up here. There are some kids from Chattanooga that look really good.” Ayers, a defensive tackle for the seventh grade squad, and Brien, an eighth grade linebacker, should both see significant playing time in the fall, with Brien playing

on the freshman squad at G-P and Ayers playing for the middle school squad. Bailey, who will be an eighth grader at Sevierville Middle next year, plays wide receiver and defensive back, while McKinney will be a freshman lineman at SCHS. Tomorrow the players will get a special treat, as they’ll bus from CarsonNewman to UT to take a tour of the Volunteers’ football facilities. Organizers hope the game will become an annual event. Hosted by the Kentuckiana Prep Sports Recruiting Service, the game will provide excellent exposure for its players at a time when many top college recruits are spotted as early as seventh or eighth grade. mpsports@themountainpress.com

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg — Lance Armstrong split with former teammate and rival Alberto Contador, yet that hasn’t made the seven-time Tour de France champion any more comfortable. Precisely the opposite. With the Tour starting in less than a month, on July 3 in the Netherlands harbor of Rotterdam, Armstrong said he could have more pressure being the leader of his new RadioShack team than when he was riding with Contador on last year’s Astana team. “Last year at the Tour I felt absolutely no pressure,” Armstrong said at the Tour of Luxembourg, where he finished in fifth Wednesday in the prologue during his first race since crashing last month at the Tour of California. “It was not my team, I didn’t take a salary,” he said of last year’s Tour. “I was there just riding, just to do everything with my (Livestrong) foundation.” Armstrong returned to competition last season following a 3 1/2-year retirement. He joined Contador’s Astana team, where his friend and mentor Johan Bruyneel was sports director. Tension between Armstrong and Contador arose and the 27-yearold Spaniard ended up winning the Tour while Armstrong had to be content with a third-place finish in the showcase event. Armstrong and Bruyneel then left the team to launch their new team, RadioShack. “This year is different,” said the 38-year-old Armstrong. “This is my team. We put the team together and we organized it, we organized the money, so with that comes pressure.” Armstrong’s season has been hampered by injuries and illness, and he is now trying to make up for the racing miles he lost. He will also take part in the Tour of Switzerland from June 12-20.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

Haywood Harris, legendary Vols SID, 80, dies in Knoxville KNOXVILLE — Haywood Harris, for nearly 50 years a steadying voice in the UT Athletics Department since Gen. Robert R. Neyland appointed him Sports Information Director in January 1961, died Wednesday afternoon at his Knoxville home. He was 80. Harris battled health issues the last six months after suffering a stroke in November the morning of Tennessee’s home football game against Memphis. The retired SID had maintained office hours as UT Athletics Historian up to that time. He was a familiar voice on the football press box public address system and still cohosted with Gus Manning one of the nation’s longest running sports radio programs, “The Locker Room,” on Saturday gamedays. The Locker Room celebrated its 49th season in 2009. “I have lost an incredible friend,” Manning said. “Haywood and I have enjoyed a wonderful friendship of tremendous esteem

and respect for more than a half century. Haywood w a s e xt re me l y intelliHaywood gent and Harris humorous. He loved his family, friends and especially his political party. And he detested the New York Yankees. “Haywood played golf but said it was a waste of time. He did enjoy cards—mainly the game of Tong—and breakfast at Long’s. Haywood was one of my best friends for many years.” A Maryville native who was born Aug. 26, 1929, Harris graduated from Knoxville High School in 1947 and the University of Tennessee in 1951. Just last week, Harris was recognized as one of the top 100 outstanding graduates of Knoxville High School. After graduation, Harris

worked for The Knoxville Journal and The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer before returning as UT’s alumni field secretary in 1959. Upon Manning’s recommendation, Neyland hired Harris as Manning’s replacement to the SID position in 1961. After Manning was promoted, Neyland informed him of his intent to conduct a “nationwide search” for a new Sports Information Director. Manning’s famous response: “I’ll go downstairs and see if Haywood is still in my office.” Harris was the last employee hired by athletics director Neyland before the general’s death in 1962. Harris served UT as Sports Information Director, Assistant Athletics Director and Associate Athletics Director of Media Relations. In 1982, Inside Sports magazine listed him as one of the top five publicists in the nation. “Smart. (Haywood was) smarter than the rest of us,” said John Ward, long-

time Voice of the Vols. “But smart didn’t stand in the way of Haywood’s putting people and his profession first. Perhaps more times than we’ll ever know, a smart suggestion from Haywood to higher-ups helped create the positive image the University of Tennessee enjoys today among people from all walks of life. “Haywood didn’t ask for credit; didn’t want it. He simply did what a really smart person does—help other people.” Harris is an inductee of four halls of fame—College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame (1984), Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame (1999), Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame (2005), and Tennessee Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame (2006). In 1991, he received the Arch Ward Award, the highest honor bestowed by CoSIDA, the national organization of sports information directors. Harris twice served as president of the

Southeastern Conference’s publicity directors association and he earned a Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Service to UT in 1992. After his retirement in 2000, Harris continued his employment on a part-time basis as Executive Assistant to the Athletics Director at Tennessee and, in addition to special projects, continued with football and basketball game management duties. Along with those responsibilities, Harris also worked on maintaining the university’s athletics archives and served as department historian. “I have been privileged to work under one of the most respected men in the sports information field and also be a part of a time in collegiate sports history that most likely will never occur again,” said Bud Ford, Harris’ longtime assistant who succeeded him in 2000. “Since 1950, the job of the Sports Information Director and promot-

ing men’s sports at the University of Tennessee has been held by a graduate of UT: Lindsey Nelson in 1950, Gus Manning from 1951-60 and Haywood Harris from 1961-2000. “If you add in the 10 years I have been privileged to serve in that position, that is a total of 60 years at one school by alumni who totally dedicated themselves to the university in every way. No one could have asked for a better role model than I have had while working under the guidance and direction of Haywood Harris. It’s tough to put my feelings about him into words—that was his specialty.” Harris is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Jo West. They have three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rose Mortuary-Mann Heritage Chapel (6200 Kingston Pike) is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are pending.


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SPORTS BRIEFS Lady Tigers practice starting

Mixed doubles league forming

The Pigeon Forge High School Lady Tigers summer basketball practices start today at noon. Players must have a current physical to participate.

Smoky Bears baseball camps slated

Miki Cadar of Sevierville (right) and Cami Webb of Pittman Center were the tournament’s winners this past week.

The 2010 Smoky Bears baseball camps will be June 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the SCHS baseball field. Ages 6-13. For more information call 368-7648.

Bears baseball fundraiser

Round robin tourneys continue GATLINBURG — Twentyfour players competed in the May 23rd Gatlinburg Round Robin Tennis Tournament held at The Don Watson Tennis Center. Miki Cadar of Sevierville and Cami Webb of Pittman Center were the tournament’s winners. There will be another round-robin event Sunday, June 13, at The Tennis Center in Mynatt Park. It will be a doubles format for players 16 and up. Interested

SCHS baseball will have a fund-raising car wash at Zippy’s Carwash on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge this Saturday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on July 6, 2004, by Tania J Gutierrez and Jose Gutierrez, Jr. to Douglas S. Yates, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2019, Page 296, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of October 1, 2004, GSAMP Trust 2004-NC2; and WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of October 1, 2004, GSAMP Trust 2004-NC2, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, June 17, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situated in the Eleventh (11th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning on iron pin on East side of hidden Valley Road, and a corner to Ted Houser, and running with the road, S 10 deg. 30 min. E, 100 feet to iron pin; thence leaving the Road and running N. 67 deg. 33 min. E, 200 feet to iron pin; thence N. 64 deg. 28 min. E, 212 feet to iron pin; thence N. 68 deg. 38 min. E, 123 feet to iron pin; thence N 76 deg. 33 min. E, 71.3 feet to an iron pin in line of Cantwell; thence with the line of Cantwell, N 4 deg. 23 min. E, 100 feet to iron pin, in the line of Cantwell and iron pin to Houser; thence with the line of Houser and Paul Vickory, Survey, S 71 deg. 35 min. W, 103.8 feet to hemlock; thence S. 73 deg. W, 117.5 feet to a dogwood; thence S 63 deg. 30 min. W, 100 feet to a hickory; thence S 66 deg. W, 120 feet to hickory; thence S 67 deg. 30 min. W, 182 feet to point of Beginning. Containing 1.5 acres, more or less. Being the same property conveyed to Tania J. Gutierrez, a married person, by Warranty Deed from Tolbert Reagan, Jr. and wife, Sandra Clarice Reagan, dated July 6, 2004, of record in Book 2019, Page 294, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 740 Hidden Valley Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 CURRENT OWNER(S): Tania J Gutierrez and Jose Gutierrez, Jr. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Rita D. Ellison OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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WHEREAS, Sonia Roca, single, executed to T. Mike Estes, Trustee, a Deed of Trust to secure the payment of indebtedness described therein, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Record Book 2568, page 526, as corrected in Book 2607, page 492 in the Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds Office; and WHEREAS, G.�Wendell Thomas, Jr., has been appointed as Substitute Trustee under said Deed of Trust, with all the rights, powers, privileges and immunities of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and Farm Credit Services of Mid_America, FLCA (the ìCreditorî), the present holder and owner of the debt secured, has requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness and obligations having matured by default on the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the holder of said indebtedness and obligations; NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as such Substitute Trustee, under the Deed of Trust, at the request of the Creditor, the undersigned, G.�Wendell Thomas, Jr., Substitute Trustee, will on:

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, SEVIER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed on March 10, 2003 by Tina M. Metzger and Gerald W. Metzger (aka Gerald M. Metzger) to Branch Banking and Trust Company, Lender and BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee(s), which was recorded on April 1, 2003, in Book 1660, at Page 384, Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS , default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, Branch Banking and Trust Company, (the ìOwner and Holderî), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on June 10, 2010, at 12:00PM at the usual and customary location at the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATE in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 115R in The Homestead in Wears Valley Unit 4, Phase I, as shown on plat of record in Map Book 33, page 90, Register�s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, said lot being more particularly bounded and described as shown on the above-referenced plat, and to which plat specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Subject to easements, rights of way, setback lines, reservations, notations and all other matters shown on plats of record in Map Book 33, page 90, and Map Book 33, Page 16, in said Register’s Office. Subject to the rights of others in and to those portions of the subject property that may lie within the bounds of Whetstone Road. Lot 115R has been approved for a standard individual subsurface sewage disposal system serving a maximum of three (3) bedrooms. Subject to Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for The Homestead in Wears Valley Subdivision, of record in Volume Book 1352, page 110, in said Register’s Office. (Please also see restrictions of record in Volume Book 1139, page 761 and Volume Book 1239, page 512 and Volume Book 1316, page 183 in said Register’s Office). BEING the same property Gerald M. Metzger (aka Gerald Metzger) and wife, Tina M. Metzger acquried from Four Seasons Properties of Tennessee, LLC, a Minnesota Limited Liability Company by deed dated March 10, 2003 of record in Volume Book 1660, page 382, Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 122E-A-100.00 Said property is commonly known as Lot 115R The Homestead in Wears Valley Phase 1 Unit 4 Sevierville, TN 37862 Current Owner(s): Gerald M. Metzger (aka Gerald W. Metzger) and Wife, Tina M. Metzger. Other Interested Party(ies): none known. The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee M.Todd Jackson, TN BPR 23455 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PH: 888-251-0331 FX: (910) 392-8597 File No.: 10-10649 May 20, 27 & June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010 commencing at 1:00 p.m. at the front entrance to the Sevier County Courthouse, in Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the real property located in Sevierville County, Tennessee, described in the Deed of Trust as follows: Situate in the Fourth (4th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Unit 530 of Hidden Springs Resort, Phase 6, Enchanted Forest Section, a Horizontal Property Regime, as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 35, page 26 and Large Map Book 6, page 72, both in the Registerís office for Sevier County, Tennessee to which maps specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description. In the event of uncertainty as to the precise location of this unit, the Southern corner of the unit is located S 43 eg. 57 min 06 sec. E 306.14 feet, more or less, from the intersection of North Star Way and Enchanted Mountain Way. Subject to easements, notations, setbacks, restrictions and rights of way as shown on the map of record in Map Book 35, page 26; Large Map Book 3, page 111; Large Map Book 4, page 4; Large Map Book 4, page 113 and Large Map Book 6, page 72, in the said Register’s office. Subject to restrictions of record in Book 1238, page 454; Book 1326, page 589; Book 1356, page 727; Book 1370, page 585; Misc. Book 327, page 389; Misc. Book 350, page 394 and Book 1004, page 497, in the said Register’s office. Subject to the use of right of ways of record in ROW Book 12, page 187; ROW Book 14, page 20; ROW Book 13, page 719 and ROW Book 9, page 59, in the said Register’s office. Being the same property conveyed to Sonia Roca, a single person, by Warranty Deed of Richard Fraser and wife, Martha Mirie Fraser, dated June 28, 2006 of record in Book 2568, page 523, in the Register’s office for Sevier County, Tennessee. The street address of the property being foreclosed is unknown. The sale will be subject to any encumbrances having lien priority over the Deed of Trust, including, without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem taxes or other taxes. The undersigned is aware of no lien claims of the State of Tennessee required to be identified by T.C.A. ß�35_5_104. The undersigned is aware of no lien claims of the United States required to be identified by T.C.A. ß�35_5_104. The undersigned will sell and convey only such title as he holds as Substitute Trustee. The following persons are parties known or believed to have an interest in the property: Sonia Roca. All proceeds of the sale shall be used first to satisfy the indebtedness and obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. After the satisfaction of the debts and obligations secured by the Deed of Trust, any proceeds that are received from the sale that are in excess of the amount necessary to satisfy the Deed of Trust shall be paid to subsequent lien holders and claimants in order of their priority. The sale will be subject to all matters, if any, having lien priority over the Deed of Trust that is being foreclosed, if any. The property is being sold ìas is, where isî, with no representation as to the condition of the property or as to marketability or merchantability of the title to the property. The undersigned reserves the right to postpone the sale to another time and date certain upon announcement by the Substitute Trustee or his agent at the time and place of sale. The undersigned reserves the right to conduct the sale through his duly appointed agent. If one or more apparently successful bidders fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the sale, the undersigned shall have the right to accept the next highest bid until a bidder whose bid has been accepted shall have complied with the terms and conditions of the sale, all without the necessity of re_publishing notice of the sale. G. Wendell Thomas, Jr., Substitute Trustee 550 Main Street Fourth Floor, Bank of America Center Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 865-546-7311 May 27, June 3 & 10, 2010


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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J une 28, 2010 at 10:00AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Clarence Eltzroth, a/k/a Clarence D. Eltzroth, and Trina M. Eltzroth, husband and wife, to Greg Forderhase, Trustee, on December 7, 2007 at Book 2978, Page 82conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: CitiMortgage, Inc. The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in District Number Five (5) of Sevier County, Tennessee, within the City of Sevierville, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 9 and part of Lot 10, Roberts Subdivision, as shown on the plat of the same of record in Plat Cabinet 2, Slide 132 (formerly Map Book 7, Page 40), Register’s Office, Sevier County, Tennessee, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows:BEGINNING at an existing iron pin set in the northeast right-of-way of Cherokee Circle Drive, said iron pin being located 410 feet, more or less, in a southeasterly direction from the point of intersection of Cherokee Circle Drive and Ownby and marking a divisional line across Lot 10; thence with said divisional line, North 43 degrees 15 minutes East, 149.48 feet to an iron pin; thence leaving said divisional line, South 56 degrees 22 minutes East, 165.12 feet to an iron pin set in the common corner of Lot 9 with Lot 8; thence with the common line of Lot 8, South 49 degrees 51 minutes West, 110.00 feet to an iron pin set; thence South 76 degrees 39 minutes West, 54.20 feet to an iron pin set in the northeast right-of-way of Cherokee Circle Drive; thence with said right-of-way, North 57 degrees 22 minutes West, 122.42 feet to an iron pin, the place of beginning. Street Address: 1234 Cherokee Circle Drive Sevierville, TN 37862 Current Owner(s) of Property: Clarence Eltzroth and wife, Trina M. Eltzroth The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1234 Cherokee Circle Drive, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on September 18, 2006, by Julie Lynn Petersen to Charlie R. Johnson, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2628, Page 686, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, June 17, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situate in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, within the City of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and being all of Unit 154 of that certain condominium known as Riverstone Resort Condominium, being designated and described as recoded Large Map Book 7, Page 106, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and more particularly described in that certain Master Deed for Riverstone Resort Condominium of record in Book 2578, Page 357, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which reference is here made for a more particular description. The land upon which the buildings are situated is described in Exhibit “A” of the Master Deed, the units are designated in attached exhibits and parking and storage spaces are designated as Exhibit “C” of the Master Deed. The Condominium Unit is conveyed subject to and together with the rights and privileges, restrictive covenants and conditions set out in the Master Deed for Riverstone Resort Condominium of record in Book 2578, Page 357 in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. The Developer and every owner, occupant and any other person or entity at any time having, talking or acquiring any right, ti8tle, claim or leasehold interest in and to any unit or any part of the property and premises dealt with and/or described herein shall be bound by and shall be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the Master Deed for Riverstone Resort Condominium, the ByLaws of the Riverstone Resort HOA, Inc., and the Club at Riverstone Rules and Regulations, and such other rules and regulations as may from time to time be promulgated under the terms of the Master Deed as such may or might be amended or modified. The Master Deed for Riverstone Resort Condominiums, the ByLaws and all such rules and regulations shall constitute covenants running with the land and shall bind any person having at any time any interest or estate in the Unit, as though recited and stipulated at length herein; and shall be deemed to be incorporated into this instrument evidencing ownership. The grantee accepts and ratifies, the provisions of the Master Deed the ByLaws, the Club Rules and Regulations (and any other Rules and Regulations adopted under the ByLaws) and agrees to comply with all terms and provisions thereof. Being the same property conveyed to Julie Lynn Petersen by deed from 212 Dogwood Lane, LLC, dated September 18, 2006 and recorded in Book 2628, Page 6845, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 212 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 CURRENT OWNER(S): Julie Lynn Petersen The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee c/o ALK Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 File No.: 1115.1009051TN

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on June 16, 2006, by Ky D Neal, and wife Jennifer L Neal, Tenants by the entirety to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book 2557, Page 724, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-8; and WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-8, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, June 24, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situated in the Ninth (9th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, being all of Lot No. 34, in Cherokee Hills Subdivision, Section A, as shown by map of record in Map Book 14, Page 21, Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, more specific reference is hereby made to said map book for the metes and bounds. Being the same property conveyed to KY D Neal and wife, Jennifer L. Neal, tenants by the entirety property by Warranty Deed dated 6/16/06 and filed for record 6/21/06, in Book 2557, Page 722, in the Register’s Office for Blount County, Tennessee. And Further being the same property conveyed to Paul E. West by Quit Claim Deed dated 4/27/01 and filed for record 5/1/01 in Book 1220, Page 351, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Conveyance is subject to restrictive convenants of record in Plat Cabinet 4, Slide 40 (formerly Map Book 14, Page 21), Book M28, Page 443, and all restrictions, easements setback lines, conditions, plat of record, and encumbrances of record in the Register’s Office for the aforesaid County. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 525 Texas Street Seymour, TN 37865 CURRENT OWNER(S): Ky D. Neal and Jennifer L. Neal The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

File No. 09-020319 June 3, 10 & 17, 2010

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Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee c/o NDS1 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 File No.: 381.0903666TN June 3, 10 & 17, 2010

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, SEVIER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed on March 28, 2007 by Sal A D Allura and Tammy D Allura Husband and Wife to Branch Banking and Trust Company, Lender and BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee(s), which was recorded on May 9, 2007, in Book 2816, at Page 55, Sevier County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS , default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, Branch Banking and Trust Company, (the Owner and Holder), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on June 10, 2010, at 12:00PM at the usual and customary location at the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATE IN THE 6TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING ALL OF LOT 65 IN THE HOMESTEAD IN WEARS VALLEY UNIT 3, PHASE I, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 32, PAGE 347, REGISTER’S OFFICE, SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, SAID LOT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS SHOWN ON THE ABOVEREFERENCED PLAT AND TO WHICH PLAT SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS, RIGHTS OF WAY, SETBACK LINES, RESERVATIONS, NOTATIONS, AND ALL OTHER MATTERS SHOWN ON PLATS OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 32, PAGE 347, BOTH IN SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE. SUBJECT TO DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE HOMESTEAD IN WEARS VALLEY SUBDIVISION, OF RECORD IN VOLUME BOOK 1316, PAGE 183, IN SAID REGSITER’S OFFICE. (PLEASE ALSO SEE RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD IN VOLUME BOOK 1139, PAGE 761, AND VOLUME BOOK 1239, PAGE 512, IN SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE). LOTS 42-70 HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR A STANDARD INDIVIDUAL SUBSURFACE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM SERVING A MAXIMUM OF 3 BEDROOMS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SAL ANTHONY D ALLURA AND WIFE, TAMMY LYNN D ALLURA FROM SAL AND TAMMY D ALLURA FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, STATE OF OHIO CERTIFICATE NUMBER 1601708 BY DEED DATED MARCH 9, 2007 AND RECORDED MARCH 15, 2007 IN VOLUME 2770, PAGE 29 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SEE ALSO QUITCLAIM DEEDS OF RECORD IN VOLUME 2480, PAGE 440 AND VOLUME BOOK 2424, PAGE 310 AND WARRANTY DEED OF RECORD IN VOLUME BOOK 2007, PAGE 724, SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE. Parcel ID Number: 122E-A- 050.00 Said property is commonly known as Lot 65 Whetstone Road The Homestead in Wears Valley, Unit 3, Phase I Sevierville, TN 37862 Current Owner(s): Sal Anthony D Allura and wife, Tammy Lynn D Allura Other Interested Party(ies): none known. The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee M.Todd Jackson, TN BPR 23455 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 5431 Oleander Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PH: 888-251-0331 FX: (910) 392-8597 File No.: 09-22632 May 20, 27 & June 3, 2010

IN THE JUVENILE COURT FOR SEVIER COUNTY SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that by authority of a Deed of Trust executed by Larry L. Allen and wife, Betty A. Allen, to M. Coppley Vickers, Trustee, dated April 14, 2009, and recorded in Book 3324, Page 52, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness due from Larry and Betty Allen to Citizens National Bank, which has become due and payable by virtue of default in the Deed of Trust on the property hereinafter described; and Citizens National Bank, the true and lawful owner and holder of said indebtedness, having exercised its option to declare the indebtedness due and payable and having made demand for foreclosure pursuant to the Deed of Trust; I, the undersigned, acting under the authority of the Deed of Trust, by virtue of appointment as substitute trustee recorded in Book 3543, Page 494 in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, will be at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee, on the 14th day of June, 2010, at 10:15 a.m. to sell to the highest bidder for cash in bar of all rights waived by said Deed of Trust, the following described property to wit which is believed to have a street address of 3051 Old Newport Highway Sevierville, TN 37876 SITUATE in the Third (3rd) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING on a Persimmon tree on the South side of the pike road U.S. Highway, now Whaleys Corner; thence running a new line South 62ż E. 29 17/25 poles to a Cedar in a ditch; South 36 W 31 6/25 poles to a stake on the West side of the big ditch; thence N 53ż W. 17 7/25 poles to a stake now Lillards corner; thence North with Lillards line to a stake at the ditch; thence with Lillards line along the ditch to the public road, U.S. Highway 411 to a stake on the South side of the road; thence with the public road N 36 E. 32 19/25 poles to the BEGINNING, containing by estimation 5 3/10 acres, more or less. BEING the same property conveyed to Larry L. Allen and wife, Betty A. Allen, by deed from Lillard Allen and wife, Helen Allen, dated March 29, 2005, of record in Book 2208, Page 560, Sevier County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds Office. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day and time certain, without further publication and in accordance with law, upon announcement of such adjournment on the day and at the time and place of sale as set forth above. Tennessee State Bank may assert an interest in the above-described property by virtue of a recorded deed of trust. Larry Hurst may assert an interest in the above-described property by virtue of a judgment lien. Said parties have been notified of this sale. The above-described property will be sold subject to unpaid taxes, prior deeds of trust, all easements and restrictions, the rights of tenants in possession of said premises, if any, prior claims, or matters of record. The proceeds of the sale will be applied first to discharge the costs and charges of executing this trust, including attorney s fees; next, to all indebtedness remaining unpaid and secured thereby, including all indebtedness owing to Citizens National Bank, by the grantors; and next, the balance, if any, shall be paid to those legally entitled thereto. This 25th day of May, 2010.

THOMAS H. DICKENSON Substitute Trustee Hodges, Doughty & Carson P. O. Box 869 Knoxville, Tennessee 37901 (865) 292-2307

May 27, June 3 & 10, 2010

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on April 26, 2007, by David A. Shaffer to Stewart Title of Tennesse, Inc., Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2812, Page 202, as modified by agreement recorded in Book No. 3220, Page 794, aforesaid records, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, June 17, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: A certain tract or parcel of land in Sevier County, Tennessee, being all of Lot No. 9, on the plan of Ellis Village, as shown by plat appearing of record in Large Map Book 7, Page 186, of the Register’s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for more complete details of said lot. Being part of the same property conveyed to David A. Shaffer, an unmarried man, by warranty deed from D & D Properties, LLC, a Tennessee Limited Liability Company as of record in Volume 2812, Page 200, Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1235 Lori Ellen Court Sevierville, TN 37876 CURRENT OWNER(S): David A. Shaffer The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee c/o NDS1 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 File No.: 221.1009040TN

May 27, June 3 & 10, 2010


The Mountain Press ‹ Thursday June 03 2010 LEGALS

LEGALS

ROGER SANFORD Respondent/Natural Father

CONNIE E. HOLT, JUVENILE COURT CLERK DEPUTY CLERK 06/03, 06/10, 06/17, 06/24

And LISA THOMAS Respondent/ Half-Sister NON-RESIDENT NOTICE

IN THIS CAUSE, it appearing from the "Petition for Custody", which is sworn to, that the Respondent, ROGER SANFORD, is a non-resident of Tennessee, it is ordered that publication be made for four (4) consecutive weeks, as required by law, in the Mountain Press, a newspaper published in Sevier County, Tennessee notifying said non-resident Respondent to file an answer with Petitioner’s attorney, Jerry K. Galyon, whose address is 119 Court Avenue, Sevierville, TN 37862 and the Juvenile Court of Sevier County, Tennessee within thirty (30) days from the last date of publication, exclusive of said last date of publication, or a judgment by default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte as to said Respondent on 25th day of August, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. before a judge of our Juvenile Court. THIS 1st DAY OF JUNE, 2010.

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Street Address: 524 Ownby Drive Sevierville, TN 37862 Current Owner(s) of Property: Steven L. Derosia and wife, Melissa Derosia, as joint tenants in common The street address of the above described property is believed to be 524 Ownby Drive, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 10-004378

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Housekeeper Needed $10/hr Full-time Apply Lid’l Dolly’s at traffic light #4

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

Exp. Desk Clerk/Auditor needed. Apply in person at Colonial House Motel in Pigeon Forge.

Looking for a Great Place to Work? We are the place for you. The Maples’ Tree Quilt & Gift stores in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are now hiring. What we offer: Good Pay Flexible Hours Fun Work Environment

Laurel Crest, A Bluegreen Resort, Seeking Seasonal Activities Associate. Nights and Weekends a Must. Please apply in person at: Laurel Crest Resort, 2628 Laurel Crest Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN Local cabin company taking applications for Reservationist, Assistant Manager, and Cleaners. Apply in person at: 333 Ski Mtn. Rd. Gatlinburg. PART TIME WORK ALL AGES 17+ Great pay, ideal for college students & ’10 hs grads, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, 865-366-0277

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SALES CLERK 10.00 Hr. Lid’l Dolly’s Light #4, P.F. The Sevier County Economic Development Council is seeking a part time Project Manager. For a complete job description, please e m a i l shelton@seviercountytn.org or go online at seviercountyjobs.org Cover letter, resume & 3 references should be sent to Projects Manager P.O. Box 4066, Sevierville, TN 37864 by 4 pm on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. SCEDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

WAREHOUSE & STOCK 12.00 HR LID’L DOLLY’S LIGHT 4 PF 238 HOTEL/MOTEL CLARION INN & SUITES 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.

Sale at public auction will be on J une 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Richard Greenhalgh and Jvonne Hubbard, husband and wife as joint tenants, to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, on July 15, 2003 at Book Volume 1749, Page 623 modified in Volume 2499, Page 23; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-1 The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the First (1st) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, being known and designated as the following lot in English Mountain, to wit: Lot 2, Section 38, English Mountain, as shown on map of record in Plat Book B18, Page 57, in the Sevier County Register’s Office to which map specific reference is hereby made for a particular description. Street Address: 1512 Basswood Court Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: 1512 Basswood Ct Land Trust (John Zwirzina as Trustee) Other interested parties: East Sevier County Utility District The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1512 Basswood Court, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. SALE IS SUBJECT TO COUNTY LIEN OF RECORD IN BOOK 3489 PAGE 801, IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 10-004329

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Wahoo Ziplines and Sterling Springs Resort are looking for front desk clerk & laundry staff. Applicant must be able to multitask, make quick decisions, and have strong guest service skills. F/T and P/T positions. Please come by our office Mon-Fri at 1200 Matthews Hollow Road, Sevierville between 3:00 and 4:00 pm for interviews.

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The Spa at Riverstone Resort now hiring Experienced Massage Therapist and Receptionist Part time. Please apply in person 212 Dollywood Ln, Pigeon Forge 286-3400

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on J une 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Steven L. Derosia, married and Melissa Derosia Non-obligor spouse/owner, to Ernest B. Williams IV, Trustee, on May 31, 2006 at Book Volume 2546, Page Page 156 conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Bank of America, National Association successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual AssetBacked Certificates WMABS Series 2006-HE4 Trust The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, more particularly described as follows. Beginning at an iron rod in or about the intersection of Chapman Highway and Ownby Drive; thence South 75 degrees 42 minutes 21 seconds West, 21.22 feet to an iron rod; thence leaving the right of way of Chapman Highway and with the line of Mistry Brothers, Inc., North 37 degrees 16 minutes 00 seconds West, 163.46 feet to an iron rod at an old metal post; thence leaving the line of Mistry Brothers, Inc. and with the line of Jan Etheridge and Anna Frank Hammer, North 60 degrees 05 minutes 18 seconds East, 72.83 feet to an old iron pin common corner of Anna Frank Hammer and Rusty Renee Ratiff; thence leaving the line of Anna Frank Hammer and with the line of Rusty Renee Ratiff, South 26 degrees 59 minutes 31 seconds East, 89.03 feet to an old iron rod; thence South 31 degrees East, 89.03 feet to an old iron rod; thence South 31 degrees 28 minutes 07 seconds West, 39.51 feet to an old iron rod; thence South 37 degrees 16 minutes 13 seconds East, 60.48 feet to the point of beginning.

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Four Seasons Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg hiring Experienced Mature Dayshift Clerk. Please apply between 7am-3pm. Hampton Inn Gatlinburg now hiring for full-time Front Desk Associate. Must be reliable, customer focused, and self-motivated, with outgoing personality. Hotel experience preferred. 1st & 2nd shift Full & part time hours available. Hours are 3p.m. to 11p.m. Great starting pay and benefits. Must be available to work weekends. Please apply in person at 967 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Housekeeper & Laundry Person Needed, Apply in person, 10am - 1pm. Spirit of the Smokies Condo Lodge, 2385 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Housekeepers: Experienced only apply. Mountain Melodies Inn, 1949 Parkway, Pigeon Forge. Laundry/inspector personnel needed. Only motivated hard working people with integrity need apply in person at 652 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN.

We are looking for people who are: Dependable & Hard Working Get along with others Ready to Work!! Please call 865-4364602 between 9:00-4:30 Thursday, June 3rd to set up appointment.

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439 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Gatlinburg Bus Opt 2000 SF former grill and market for lease on East Parkway. 786-4127871 500 MERCHANDISE

Immediate Opening for Utility/Cooks/Cas hiers. Apply in person at the New Wood Grill Buffet located at traffic light #1 in Pigeon Forge between 9am and 3pm Monday - Friday.

NOW HIRING PM Servers. Apply Daily 3-6 PM: Mel’s Diner 119 Wears Valley Rd. Pigeon Forge

Red Rooster Pancake House hiring all positions for night shift. Apply in person 9am-noon. 3215 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

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3 Family Sale Mens & womens golf clubs, printer, baby items, stroller, pack n play, adult & kids clothing, household items, much more. Thurs, Fri, Sat. 8am-5pm 3269 Riverpointe Circle, Kodak off River Rd

3 Family Yard Sale, Brand name adult & kids clothing, furn, baby items & much more. Don’t Miss This One! Fri/Sat 7-? Shaconage Sub.

5 Family 512 Grace Ave Thurs & Fri 8am. 96 HD Electra Glide, HD women’s leather, 26� mens bike, air hockey table, Bratz dolls, clothes

5 Family Yard Sale Fri 8-? Lots of clothing, womens 0-12, housewares, Christmas, costume jewelry & more. Allenridge Estates, 2nd entrance. Rain or shine.

Estate Sale 5BR home Fri & Sat 6/4 6/5 9am-2pm 908 Village Loop Rd, Gatlinburg (Wiley Oakley to Village Loop Rd) 865774-5251 Friday & Saturday. Clothes, 4 wheeler, push mower. 2816 New Center Dr

Garage & Yard Sale Fri/Sat 8-3pm. Lots of stuff. Little Kaycee Dr.

Garage Sale Fri/ Sat 8:30 - 3pm 1519 Snapp Rd, Sev.

Garage Sale- Fri & Sat June 4th & 5th 7-3 Lots of items Boys & girls clothes, furniture. Rivergate Subdivision 1737 Meadow Ridge Circle

Huge 2 Family Yard Sale, Fri/Sat & Sun 8-5pm. Furn, mens, women & kids clothes, 3x3 bird cage, knick knacks, misc. 2645 High Valley Dr.

239 OFFICE/CLERICAL EXPERIENCED PA R T- T I M E BOOKKEEPER WANTED Minimum 3 Years Experience in Payroll, Accts Payable, Excel/Word Experience a plus,Salary based on experience. Please send resume to P.O. BOX 809, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

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Huge Moving Sale Rain or Shine Antique loveseat, cedar chest, loveseat sofa, tents, linens, lamps, clothes, kitchen items,puzzles, lots of good stuff. 3316 Mr Marshall Dr Thurs Fri & Sat 8-3

Multi Family Sale June 3rd - 5th. 8-5pm Rain or Shine, 1719 South Ridge Court. Sev. Nintendo & Play Station with 1 & 2 games. Play Station 1, New leather purse, Gun rack, kids adult clothes, hh items & more.

ORNL Federal Credit Union is seeking a parttime teller for our Sevierville Branch located on Dolly Parton Blvd. Banking or retail experience preferred. Must have a strong sales and customer service focus as well as excellent communication skills. Must be goal and team oriented. Part-time beneďŹ ts are available. Please fax resume to 865-425-3303, email stafďŹ ng@ornlfcu.com or complete an application at our Sevierville Branch. Please include salary requirements. EOE.

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HUGE Yard Sale Thurs, Fri & Sat. Furniture, kids clothes, toys & lots more. Follow signs from Dunns Market Multi Family Yard Sale, Fri/Sat 8-4pm, clothes, toys, baby items, rugs, furn, bedding, curtains, books, garden items, misc. household, flat screen monitor, left hand female golf clubs, shoes, purses, pet items. 2521 Lees Path, Sev. NAME YOUR PRICE! MULTI family sale. Thursday-Saturday Includes medical equipment, furniture, baby items & clothes. 240 Bruce St., Sevierville Across from Sevier 911 Offices. Join us & LET’S MAKE A DEAL. New Yard Sale, bicycle, tv’s, exercise machine, jewelry, large variety of items. Fri/Sat 83pm. 1226 Rachel St. Sev. Boyds Creek Rd to Korey St. to Rachel. Dogwood Hills. Rain or shine. Appliances, home school books, clothing, Thomas the Train, much more. 8am-? Fri & Sat 609 Greenfern Trail, Seymour

581 PETS Female brown & white short haired, medium sized dog. 1yr old, house broken, very friendly, very cute looking. Has rabies shots, needing a good home for a very good dog. 933-2662 or 314-1765. Free 1yr old female large dog, mutt, long brown hair, 1 blue eye, 1 brown eye, has rabies shots, not house broken, loves to be petted, loves to go on long walks. very loyal acting. Call 933-2662 or 3147165. 585 GARDEN EQUIPMENT Free Field Dirt Wanted, Call 865-9326468. 589 FURNITURE

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

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

Kodak: Spacious 2BR/2BA 2 car garage No pets. 1 yr lease. $800 mth/$550 dep.

865-932-2613 Gatlinburg area:

2BR/1BA No pets. Credit check, Sec. Dep Required.

$600/mth 3BR/2BA in Sev. 626 King Fisher, Unit 1, All appl. furnished. w/d connection. No smoking or pets please. $700mth. $700 sec. dep. 1yr lease. 865-5992009.

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696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT Mountain View Townhome apartment for rent 2BR 1.5BA. Newly remodeled with hardwood flooring & new carpet. Located in Gatlinburg. $650 mth 1st mth rent & security deposit required. For more information call 865-868-0449 Mon-Fri 8:30am5:30pm or 865356-3015 after hours & weekends

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3300 or 6600sq.ft. retail/ showroom space for rent in busy complex, with large delivery door. $2200mth for 3300 sq. ft. or $4000mth for 6600sq.ft. Call 865-388-5455 for more info.

Beautiful Newly redecorated 2BR 1BA. Sevierville $550, $400 dep. 712-0254. CROSSCREEK 2BR 1BA Townhome Just off the pkwy. $470 865-429-4470 CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5 BA to 2BR/2BA garden apts. $545 to $580 Trolly access 865-429-2962 Gatlinburg 2BR apt Quiet area in city. $550 mo. No smoking or pets. 786-412-7871 Large 1BR Water, app furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078.

LeConte Landing, FSBO. Reduced. 3BR 2BA, Very Desirable location. 865-414-0117. 718 LAND FOR SALE OWNER FINANCING 1- 5 AC Tracts approx 2 miles to sevierville Paved Roads, Underground Utilities, Water Starting at $45,000. Buy over 1.4 AC Tract for $261.Mo. Call Joe Acosta @ Barnes Real Estate Company 305776-6206.

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HUD PUBLISHER’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.

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3BR/2BA FP, lg. screened deck, hot tub, in Gat. 1st, last mo. req. 1 yr. lease. Great Location! $950/mo. 864-992-0363

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2BR1BA Apt. Sev. $550mth. Clean, 1yr lease req. Call 428-1514.

2BR 2BA Furnished fp, hot tub, jaccuzi, private. Mtn view. $750 mth/dep. 453-6547

Dandridge, 2BR/1BA, Chestnut Hill Area 1500sq ft. $68,000. Call 865-509-0302.

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For Rent 4BR on lake home. Gated Comm. $1000 mo 1st & last mth. 428-0103

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2 B R / 1 . 5 B A . To w n house. NO pets. Patio, year lease. $525+. 453-5079.

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Winn. Itasca 2007, Like new, 23.5 ft., Class B+, 15,000 mi, Mercedes Diesel, 1 slide, many extras, incl swivel pass seat, masserator sys, a dream to drive & park, $57,000. 865-5773090

BUILDER BLOW OUT $93,900 2br, 2ba Townhomes Awsome Views! Large Master suite, Stainless Appliances Sevierville, Call Realty Plus 428-8155

3BR/2BA rent to own. Seymour. $750/mo No pets. 865-7657929.

Low income, 1 & 2 BR Mobile home, some furniture, 865-654-8702.

If you have a problem with the delivery of your morning Mountain Press, please call the Circulation Department at 428-0746, ext. 239 & 231 Monday - Friday and your paper will be delivered to you on the same day. Newspapers from calls after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next day’s paper. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays you may dial 428-0748 extensions 239 & 231. If complaints are received between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., papers will be delivered the same day. Newspapers from calls received after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next day’s paper. This applies to in-county home delivery only.

3 BD / 2.5 BA $800/mo. (865) 908-6789

837 CAMPER SALES

Executive Home 3 BR 2 car garage Wears Valley Call (865) 607-4792

 

   

      

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Cute 2BR/1BA walking distance to school. $800/mo. – $800/dep.

NEW D WIDES SETUP PRIVATE LAND WOW BOYDS CREEK IN SEVIERVILLE AND EXIT 417 EZY EZY HOTLINE # 865-453-2931

709 TOWNHOUSES

3BR/ 2BA with appliances. W/D conn. NO Pets. Quiet area. $650mth. $550. dam. dep. Call after 6pm 908-1272.

Kodak 3+2 $550 2+2 $450. No pets. References. 9336544

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

Outstanding Commercial Building ready for nightly rental office or pizza house restaurant. In Gatlinburg next to Westgate Resort 865-978-1056

$850 mth. 453-0205

On Lake! 1BR Townhome. Elect./H2O incl. $160 wk + dep. 865-640-8751 Pigeon Forge 2br 1ba $650 mth + $650 dep. Pets OK. 404324-3759.

722 BUSINESS BUILDINGS

3BR/2BA Sev. Peace & quiet. 2 miles from Courthouse. No steps. DBL garage, Ex-clean. No Pets. No smoking.

405-2116

698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

Includes All Utilities

699 HOME RENTALS

Murrell Meadows 2BR 1BA $455 Close to Walter State 865-429-2962

Call (865) 436-3565

428 Park Rd.

557 MISC. SALES

For Sale: Antique Tobacco Baskets $15. Call 865621-4477

610 DUPLEX FOR RENT

696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

For Sale

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

 

572 ANTIQUES

Office building for rent. 119 South Blvd, just off pkwy. $475 mth. 933-6544

590 APPLIANCES

STUFF/ Multi-Family, Fri/Sat 8-4pm. Cash only! Furn, jewelry, toys, fishing rods, cookware, baskets, canning jars, much more. Boyds Ck/Hodges Bd, R on McClary, L on Sand Plant to sale.

Truck Tires 245-70 R 17� used $20 each. Craftsman Lawn Mower 42� cut/ 6 speed, new starter, new battery, new solenoid, new drive belt $500. Like new Thermus gas grill 2.60 $50 36� color TV $75 Call 865-250-9975

Affordable Office Space for rent in busy complex. 800sq.ft. with nice layout. Semi furnished. Three office’s & conference room. Also, break room w/frige. $550mth. Call 865388-5455 for more info.

693 ROOMS FOR RENT

Saturday only 8am3pm. Big Neighborhood Sale: 6 Family. Lots of good stuff. 915 Eagle View Dr, Kodak. Splendor Oaks Community Yard Sale, Fri/Sat 8am. East on Rt 139 from Hwy 66. Info at 365-5461.

605 BUSINESS RENTALS

NEW BIBLE Jumble Books Go To: http://www.tyndale.com/jumble/

555 GARAGE & YARD SALES

The Mountain Press ‹ Thursday June 03, 2010

AUCTION

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&RIDAY *UNEs.OON 'EgdeZgi^Zh™&(G^kZgHj^iZhEajh8dbbZgX^VaHeVXZ FEATURES: 11,000 cars per day – 15 million visitors to The Great Smokey Mountains - Over 248’ frontage on Little River - 1.17 acres, one of Townsend’s best locations for commercial and retail - A Proven long term history of income - Historic overlay potential 120 year old hand hewn logs - Over 11,400 sf, 2 buildings in the heart of Townsend - emerging market retail and commercial sales - 30 minutes to Pigeon Forge, 5 minutes to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 15 minutes to Cades Cove - Picnic area - One of Little River’s most scenic areas for peace and quiet - 11 Suites, 2 commercial retail spaces PROPERTY TOURS: Please come out for maps, property tours and viewing on Sunday, June 6, from 1-4 pm, and 1 hour prior to auction. DIRECTIONS:

From Maryville take Hwy 321 towards Townsend to property on left at corner of Old Hwy 73. TERMS: 10% down day of sale, balance in 20 days. Property to be sold with a 10% buyer’s premium plus a $2000 survey origination fee per tract.


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The Mountain Press ◆ Thursday, June 3, 2010 Close to Home

Advice

Son’s underage relationship worries parents

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Garfield

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

Dear Annie: My 21-year-old son, “Charlie,” a college junior, is dating a 16-year-old high-school sophomore. His father and I are sick with worry. We sat Charlie down and explained that he is being unfair to such a young girl and risking jail, as well as his future. In addition, Charlie has been working toward obtaining a job that requires an extensive background check, and this relationship is no secret. Charlie thinks we are overreacting. He is certain this girl would “never do that to him” and that the relationship will not affect his job prospects. Her parents are aware they are dating and put no restrictions on their daughter. Because we do not want our son to date her, this young lady thinks we don’t like her, which is not so. Do you have any advice for us, Annie? Part of me wants to back off, thinking some of her appeal is that we don’t approve. On the other hand, I am considering telling Charlie that if he doesn’t follow our rules, he doesn’t live in our house. I don’t want a prison sentence to make my son realize he’s made a huge mistake. -Worried in NYC Dear NYC: In New York, a person under the age of 17 is considered incapable of giving consent, which means if this girl and your son are having sex, he could be convicted of a criminal act even if his girlfriend doesn’t accuse him. We also wonder why a 21-year-old man is interested in a high-school

sophomore. Kicking him out of the house is unlikely to wake him up, and if her parents are neglectful and uncaring, there’s not much you can do. Enlist someone whose opinion your son respects to talk some sense into him. But at some point, you can no longer protect your children and must let them learn their lessons the hard way. Sorry. Dear Annie: My wife of 16 years is depressed about gaining weight. She has given birth to two wonderful children and, according to her, is about 40 pounds overweight. I’m not the ideal weight, either, and could stand to lose the same amount. Annie, I tell my wife every day how gorgeous and sexy she is, and I mean those words from the bottom of my heart. How can I make her understand that she is as beautiful as the day we met? She needs no makeup to look spectacular. If she walked into a room wearing rags, she would still be the prettiest woman in the place. I hate seeing her sad. Her smile is too pretty to hide. Any advice? -- Chris in Massachusetts Dear Chris: It’s obvious that you love your wife, but her self-image has taken a hit you can’t easily fix. Women are particularly susceptible to societal pressure to be thin, and after two kids, her body may look sub-

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e

stantially different than she’d like. Since you also need to lose weight, enlist her help. Get into a workout regime, and ask her to join you so she can provide incentive and encouragement -- for you. It could do you both a world of good. Dear Annie: Here is yet another hair coloring story. Recently, while I was sitting in a hospital waiting area, I saw an older man get up to visit the restroom. Upon his return, he sat down next to me and proceeded to get comfortable by leaning on my shoulder. I said nothing, waiting for his wife to discover what he had done. She finally got his attention and said, “We are sitting over here.” He then looked at me and realized his mistake. He gasped and stuttered for a second and said, “I just saw the white hair and sat down.” I will be 80 this fall, and it’s nice to know I can still pick up the boys. -- Joan Dear Joan: Your letter was too cute not to share with our readers. Thanks for a good chuckle. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.


June 3, 2010