The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 155 ■ June 4, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents
June 4 - 10, 2010
On Smoky Mountain Entertainment
Jobless picture improves here
On the tube
Dianna Agron, Mark Sallling, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale and Jane Lynch star in “Glee,” which wraps up its freshman season Tuesday on Fox.
5On the tube this Tuesday Fox’s “Glee” wraps up its successful first season inside
By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer It sounds bad but it’s actually good: Sevier County is on a downward slide. For the second month in a row the local unemployment rate decreased, tumbling 3.7 percent in April from its March mark to land at 10.4 percent. While the number’s
still high, it’s exactly the same as it was a year earlier. March was the first time in many months that the current number was lower than for the same time for the previous year. While the feat wasn’t repeated in April, it’s been as rare to have a month that was even with the mark for the preceding year, based
on data provided by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Certainly there’s plenty to be desired out of April’s number, though. The 10.4 percent figure represents 5,100 local residents who are without jobs as the recession lingers, despite nationwide hints that the worst economic downturn since
the Great Depression is ebbing. That the number is going down isn’t surprising in Sevier County. That figure generally takes a big tumble as the warm weather and tourists return. Some who watch the national picture are suggesting the numbers are reflecting a higher rate than they would at any
other time because unemployment benefits have been extended several times. Usually only those collecting the government checks are counted among the out-of-work. During the current recession, though, Congress has voted multiple times to extend the number of months jobSee jobless, Page A4
5Synchronize your watches Park begins shuttles to see fireflies mate Mountain life, Page B1
Girls’ got game too County has 3 in inaugural Women’s Rocky Top League Page A8
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Sevierville Aquatic Club coach Ryan Buechmer leads the class at Splash Country.
Try at record, push for safety goals of event By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
Weather Today Scattered Storms High: 88°
Tonight Scattered Storms Low: 67° DETAILS, Page A6
Obituaries John Ramsey, 28 John Storms, 67 Thomas Sutton, 55 Stella Cooper, 63 Margaret Holder, 42 DETAILS, Page A4
Index Local & State . . . . A1-12 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 World . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-11 Classifieds . . . . . . . . B4-7 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8
PIGEON FORGE — Ninety-one local youngsters were part of a push to set a world record Thursday when they hit the water for some safety lessons in the wave pool at Dollywood’s Splash Country. The gathering of little paddlers was part of an effort that spanned 175 sites in nine countries. The joint aims were spreading the word about water safety and landing a place on the pages of Guinness World Records. Though an official ruling wasn’t immediately available, organizers of the local event say they achieved and exceeded their goals. Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press “We were expecting about 50 participants and we had The first lesson taught to those learning to swim is how to safely go up See safety, Page A4 and down the ladder at the wave pool.
Tea Party may be organized here By STAN VOIT Editor When Billie Jeanne Peattie attended the recent Tennessee Tea Party convention in Gatlinburg, it sparked her interest in politics and change. Now she and others are hoping that same feeling can lead to the creation of a Sevier County Tea Party branch. An organizational meeting has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the offices of Thompson-Carr, in the Reagan
Industrial Park across from Sevier County High School. “That convention was great for me,” said Peattie, who works in local government. “We learned about the Constitution and about the different amendments and the application of those amendments. We learned about the rights of states vs. the limited rights the federal government actually has. We need people to understand the issues.” Peattie said some of the leaders of the Tennessee Tea Party urged
those at the convention to go back to their communities and try to start local chapters. According to the Tea Party Patriots’ Web site, “The impetus for the Tea Party movement is excessive government spending and taxation. Our mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited govern-
Sevier County Tea Party What: Organizational meeting for forming such an organization n When: 10 a.m. Saturday n Where: ThompsonCarr offices in Reagan Industrial Park across from Sevier County High School n
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Family gathers on ancestor’s property
By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer
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Photo courtesy John Saunders
Longtime Old Mill employee Emma Huskey, second from right, shows members of the Lewis family — descendants of Old Mill land owner Mordecai Lewis, who moved to Sevier County in the early 1790s — the kinds of cornmeal the mill produces.
PIGEON FORGE — Descendants of original Old Mill land owner Mordecai Lewis — from all ages and various places in the country — gathered at the site Thursday for a tour during their reunion trip. “I got the idea for this gathering a year and a half ago,” said Johnny Lewis, who lives in Nashville and coordinated the family reunion. “I retired in 2000, and that’s when I started really getting into genealogy. I joined Ancestry.com, and I e-mailed descendants of my mother and father, getting in touch with different branches of the family. We just got deeper and deeper into the family history.” Johnny Lewis, a retired minister, was born in Missouri and lived in other places before he moved his family to Tennessee in 1976. In May 1810, Mordecai Lewis received 151 acres of the original Tennessee Land Grant No. 905, where part of The Old Mill was built. He had served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. Jacob Holleman’s Company of the Virginia Dunmore County See family, Page A4
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In support of the fallen
Photos courtesy Gene Timmel
Sundayâ€™s annual Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride attracted hundreds of motorcyclists who paid tribute to fallen military as well as civil servants who have died in the line of duty. The ride started in downtown Sevierville and proceeded out Dolly Parton Parkway to Grainger Countyâ€™s Veterans Memorial, where a ceremony was conducted.
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Submitted Report American Legion Post 104 Honor Guard has for many years volunteered its time and resources to ensure that the sacrifices the veterans in the community made will be honored. Many hours are spent in training. Many miles are driven to cemeteries across the area. They serve regardless of the weather. Honor Guard members do not receive any compensation for their time or expenses in providing this service. With fuel prices high, this is difficult. Yet, as one member recently said, â€œThis is a privilege I earned on D-Day on the beaches at Normandy.â€? In addition to funeral services, Honor Guard members participate in other ceremonies such as Veterans Day, Memorial Day, flag-raising events, reunions and conventions held in the county â€” sometimes as many as 20 events in a month. Until last year the Tennessee National Guard made a contribution for each funeral service, but this was cut due to budget constraints. To make a contribution to these volunteer HOnor Guard members and to assist them in their efforts, send a check to American Legion Post 104, P.O. Box 4242, Sevierville, TN 37864. Chapter 7 ,
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Library hosts photo exhibition
Poppy Days held
arrests 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.
Submitted Report GATLINBURG — Whether it’s an image of a white horse grazing on green grass, a large eye seemingly staring out from the side of a building or a black-andwhite shot of former Beatle Paul McCartney performing in concert, photographs by Tesa Nauman tend to catch your eye. And that’s just how she likes it. This month the public can view an exhibit of Nauman’s photographs in Anna Porter Public Library. The exhibit runs through June 20. The Gatlinburg native, who has been a reporter and freelance writer since 1988, wasn’t into photography as an art form until a few years ago when she started using a digital camera. “As a reporter I had taken hundreds of photos with film cameras as part of my job. But I didn’t do much photography outside of work until I bought my first good digital camera in 2004,” Nauman said. “The ability to get instant feedback from a digital camera plus the financial advantage of not having to pay for developing and printing really got me interested in photography as a hobby.” Nauman also feared she didn’t have what photographers call “the eye” — the ability to take a well-composed photograph. “The kind of photos I took for newspapers were rather straight on and simple. Composing them was easy, but I didn’t feel I had an eye for non-journalistic photos. However, after I started shooting with the digital camera — which gave me the freedom to take thousands of shots — I soon developed an eye. “It probably sounds a bit conceited, but I knew I had improved immensely when I started comparing my photos to people I knew who had ‘the eye’ and my photos were better than theirs. Then people started telling me how good my photos were, so I knew it couldn’t all be just my ego,” she said. A dozen of Nauman’s photographs are on exhibit in the Sue Bock Cafe. They range from images of sunsets, landscapes and flowers taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to images of an eye on the Knoxville Museum of Art building and of Paul McCartney. She photographed McCartney while covering the former Beatles’ 1990 concert in Lexington, Ky. Among her favorite photos is what she calls her “visual puns” series. They include “Only THIS Can Prevent Forest Fires,” a shot of a fire hydrant sitting in the woods in front of a tree, and “Naughty Pine,” a shot of knotty pine paneling on a wall that looks as if it has the physical attributes of a naked lady’s torso.
American Legion Post 202 in Gatlinburg kicked off its annual Poppy Days recently. Junior Auxiliary members came out to help support the veterans. The Village in Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Post Office and the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Food City stores allowed use of their facilities. From left are Poppy Days helpers Jama Kennedy, fifth grade, Pi Beta Phi; Kali Davis, third grade, Sevierville Intermediate; and Alexis Valentine, third grade, Pi Beta Phi.
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 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.
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Gists Creek Baptist vacation Bible school kickoff party, 4-6 p.m. 908-2770.
Bethany Baptist Church singing, 7 p.m.
Sunny View Church
Singing at Sunny View Church, 7 p.m.
912 Project meeting 7 p.m., Sevier County Courthouse. 436-6219.
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.
Waldens Creek UMC
Decoration at Walden’s Creek United Methodist cemetery. Trustees on site Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accept donations for upkeep.
Just Older Youth Club meets at 10:30 a.m. for bingo; 11:30 for covered dish lunch, Pigeon Forge Community Center. 4297373.
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
Sevier County Retired Teachers meets at 11:30, Damon’s. Program includes memorial service for teachers who have died.
Saturday, June 5 Radio Class
Sevier County Emergency Radio Service technician class 9:30-5 p.m., EOC office on Bruce Street. Testing to follow. 314-0899 or e-mail to n4jtq@livecom.
Live-It Yard Sale
Live-It Ministry yard sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 707 W. Main Street (formerly The Gathering). All proceeds benefit the ministry’s local projects. 604-4088.
Gists Creek Baptist
Burchfield Memorial Church yard sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the little red house on 2024 Newport Highway.
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u Tommy Lynn Campbell, 20, of Newport was charged June 3 with aggravated burglary and was being held. u Brandon Deluca, 20, of Melbourne, Fla., was being held for violation of probation. u Justin Thomas Deluca, 20, of Melbourne, Fla., was being held for violation of probation. u Thomas Walter Gonzalez, 19, of 143 Red Bud Lane, Sevierville, was charged June 3 with simple possession of marijuana and was being held. u Kimberly Shyan Gudger, 19, of Newport was charged June 3 eith agravated burglary and was being held. u Daniel Vincent Hodges, 19, of 648 Lane Hollow Road, Sevierville, was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and was released. u James Connor Keith, 46, of 2546 Newport Highway, Sevierville, was charged with physical child abuse and was released. u Brandon Douglas Little, 27, of Strawberry Plains was charged June 2 on a capias misdemeanor warrant and was released. u Melissa Jean Marchetta, 40, of
Knoxville was charged June 2 with DUI and simple possession and was released. u Sammy Ray Miller Jr., 40, of Lutrell was being held for being a fugitive from justice and for public intoxication. u Donnie Lee Moore, 56, of Knoxville was being held for violation of probation. u Curtis Parks, 32, of 218 Henderson Ave. Apt. 3, Sevierville, was charged June 3 with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault and was being held on $100,000 bond. u Richard Benjamin Parton, 27, of 1240 Kings Branch Road, Sevierville, was charged June 2 with driving on a suspended license and was released. u John Lee Siglar, 31, of 2336 Oldhams Creek Road, Sevierville, was charged June 2 with aggravated domestic assault and was released. u Shannon Dewayne Whitehead, 37, of 3115 Hickory Drive, Pigeon Forge, was charged June 2 with violation of probation and was released.
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American Legion 104
American Legion Post 104 at Smokies Park. First pitch 5 p.m.. Admission free to veterans, members of Guard, Reserve and active duty.
Sunday Night Alive
Gatlinburg First United Methodist, 6 p.m., fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by meal. 436-4691.
Fourth annual Cherokee/ Dan River reunion, 12:30– 4:30 p.m., Sevierville City Park. Potluck with hot dogs and burgers provided. 6546571 or 898-1243, e-mail to email@example.com.
Farmers market 8-11:30 a.m., Sever Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 453-7101.
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obituaries John Edward Ramsey John Edward Ramsey, 28, of Gatlinburg, died Sunday, May 30, 2010. He was a member of Hills Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors: mother and stepfather, Sherry and Stanley James; stepmother, 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 was held Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Brian Huff and the Rev. Lowell Wilson officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Webbâ€™s Creek Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Thomas Clint Sutton Thomas Clint Sutton, 55, of Sevierville, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010. He was a muscle car enthusiast. Survivors include his wife, Judy Faye Sutton; son and daughterin-law, Chad and Jessica Sutton; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephie and Chris Gregg, Tessa and Felix Nicholas; four grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Sonja and Bob Hall; sisters, Shirley Burchfield, Teresa Rolen, Linda Seaton; brothers-in-law, Billy Floyd, Fred Floyd; sisters-inlaw, Eilene Williams, Rita Floyd, Brenda and Clayton Bohanon;
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John Robert Storms
John Robert Storms, age 67 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday morning, June 3, 2010, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Survivors: wife of 44 years, Barbara; daughters Mabel and Melodie; sons, Bill and Scott; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by McCarty Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, 607 Wall Street, Sevierville, TN 7742950. father-in-law, Robert Ramsey. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with the 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
Stella Ann Cooper Stella Ann Cooper, 63, of Sevierville, died Monday, May 31, 2010. Survivors: sons and daughtersin-law Chuck and Teresa Cooper, Joey and Chrystal Cooper; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters and brothersin-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 was held
Thursday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Cory Fordham officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Friday in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Margaret Elizabeth Holder Margaret Elizabeth Holder, 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.
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less benefits can be granted, meaning people have stayed on the list longer. That makes the unemployment number look worse than it would at other times. Still, there are those who say thatâ€™s a good thing because it means the figure is closer to reality. Across the state, 89 counties had decreases in their numbers. Sevier Countyâ€™s was the highest, with Cocke Countyâ€™s drop of 2.3 percent; it has a 13.4 percent rate, still the highest in the area. Blount County registered a 9 percent rate, while Jefferson County checked in at 13 percent. Knox County maintained a position among the 10 counties with the lowest numbers, with its 8.2 percent figure good for thirdlowest in the state behind Lincoln (7.1 percent) and Williamson (8.1) counties. Blount also made that list, marking a three-way tie for eighth place with Davidson and Cheatham counties. At the other end of the
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ment and free markets.â€? Peattie says she is a registered voter and has participated in every general election since becoming one. â€œIâ€™m not a political activist,â€? she said. â€œBut I do not like what is happening, and I cannot just sit by and not do anything, not make any effort to try to get some of these laws not passed that are being proposed.â€? She is especially concerned about the proposed Child Protection Act, which she says would lead to parents losing their rights. She says that has happened in other countries that have adopted similar laws under an international child protection treaty. Peattie doesnâ€™t see the Sevier County Tea Party fielding candidates, â€œbecause that would divide everything up too much.â€? She does see it as a way to get more people involved in the local election process. Peattie is hoping at least 80 to 100 people will attend Saturdayâ€™s organizational meeting. She sees it as a
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and me) that whoever had the most kids would get their house. Now, our families are both too big for that house!â€? He knew very little about his ancestors until a year ago. â€œWeâ€™ve been here for a few days, driving around, and itâ€™s been great. (The history) adds depth for the kids.â€? Other visitors included the brothersâ€™ 94-year-old grandfather; Sherry Lewis Lineberry and husband George from Toney, Ala; Roland Lewis, an attorney from Mississippi; and Paulette Jones, historian of Tennesseeâ€™s Meigs County. â€œWeâ€™ve been to The Old Mill many times to eat, but weâ€™ve never taken the tour,â€? Sherry said. Owner Craig Faulkner presented members of the family with prints of a painting of The Old Mill, which was created in the 1970s but had never been sold. â€œThey found me by accident,â€? Jones said. â€œItâ€™s been a great thing â€” weâ€™ve all brought what we know and shared about the family.â€?
Wallis said with a laugh as she kept an eye on her youngstersâ€™ progress. â€œItâ€™s also really good that theyâ€™re getting this safety lesson because these are important things for them to know. Plus, how often do you get a chance to be in the Book of World Records?â€? Wallis heard about the event through Sevierville Aquatics Club, with Cameron on a swim team and Connor taking lessons. She invited sister-in-law and Jefferson County resident Candy Pelham to bring daughter Sarah, 9, and sons James, 6, and Michael, 4, to the event. It was a chance to get Michael more comfortable in the water. â€œHeâ€™s still a little unsure about the water,â€? Pelham said, adding with a bit of irony, â€œWeâ€™re here to sort of give him a chance to test the waters.â€? The class was a good introduction to water safety, with Pelham considering sending her own children to be part of
the Sevierville Aquatic Club or another closer to home. â€œI hear good things about them. Her boys are good swimmers,â€? she said, indicating Wallisâ€™ sons. â€œWhat kid doesnâ€™t like water?â€? For the park, the event provided an opportunity to open its gates and waters to a good cause. â€œWe feel like itâ€™s important for us to get involved in the community,â€? Leach explained. â€œAlong with that, we fell like itâ€™s part of our responsibility to educate folks about how to be safe in and around the water. We recognize that this type of swim lesson can save lives.â€? Thatâ€™s also why the park will host its own water safety day activities on Wednesday. That initiative, which is free with a paid admission, will include lessons on CPR, lifeguarding procedures and managing crises.
more than 90, so weâ€™re very pleased with the turnout,â€? Splash Country aquatics team leader Jordan Leach said. â€œWe feel like 90 participants is a good number and itâ€™s going to be a good part of this world record attempt.â€? According to Dollywood spokesman Pete Owens, the park got involved after officials were contacted by the World Water Park Association, which organized the globespanning try. They in turn called Sevierville Aquatic Club, which put the word out to its membership. â€œTheyâ€™ve been a great partner in organizing this and weâ€™re happy they came onboard,â€? Owens said of the club. â€œToday theyâ€™re offering a standard safety lesson that they give young swimmers.â€? n firstname.lastname@example.org The tutelage included instruction on things like how to enter and exit a pool using the metal ladders, floating without sinking, and keeping toes pointed while kicking through the water. Throughout most 3ENIOR ,IVING AT ITS "EST of the activities there were youngsters who seemed &RIENDLY +NOWLEDGEABLE 3TAFF s "EAUTIFUL 3URROUNDINGS s &UN 3ENIOR !CTIVITIES determined to learn the les!PPOINTMENTS &REE 4OUR s )NDEPENDENT !SSISTED ,IVING sons and another group that s !LZHEIMERS #ARE seemed to appreciate a free s 2ESPITE #ARE day at the countyâ€™s largest s !DULT $AY #ARE WWWMOUNTAINBROOKVILLAGETNCOM waterpark. The two were not always mutually exclusive, with children floating between attentiveness and distraction. Heather Wallis â€” Sevierville resident and mother of Cameron, 9, and Connor, 5 â€” admitted her children were drawn to the event in part because of the setting. â€œBeing at Splash Country is always a good thing,â€?
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spectrum, Scott County has busted the scale with a 20.3 percent number. Itâ€™s the highest the state has experienced in any county in recent times and is a sign of just how hard the recession has hit Tennessee. The statewide not season-
ally adjusted figure stood at 10.3 percent for April. The national number was down 0.7 percent between the two months, landing at 9.5 percent and back below the milestone 10 percent mark.
grassroots movement. â€œI love the principles on which America was founded,â€? she said. â€œI want to see our Constitution upheld and for states to have the rights they are supposed to have. I want the federal government to operate only in those areas where they have
constitutionally been given rights, such as defending our borders.â€?
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