The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 210 ■ July 29, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents
Lines drawn in commission races
Races to be decided a week from today By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
5Adoptable Pets Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter offers pets looking for a good home Local, Page A2
It seems like the campaigns for the four contested County Commission seats on the Aug. 5 ballot could be summed up by this line from the old song: “Second verse same as the first.” While they’re new battles with some new faces, the races and
issues echo the May primary, with each candidate pointing to the economy as the biggest issue new leadership will face. Four incumbent commissioners are facing August challenges. Several Democrats and independents are mounting challenges in the the 1st, 8th, 10th and 11th districts. While next week’s vote will decide the local election, it will serve as the date for the statewide primaries, with the winners advancing to November’s general election. In District 8 Seat A,
Republican Gene Byrd is opposed by Democrat Gerald Harrell. Gary Cole is battling a challenge from Democrat Michael “Fitz” Fitzgibbons for Seat 11A. Both posts in District 10 are contested this year, with Republican Bryan Delius facing former Democratic Party chairman Scott Whaley for Seat A. Seat B finds GOP incumbent Jim Keener up against independents Steve Brenner and David DeArmond. Jim Bishop, who was an
unsuccessful candidate in the primaries, has registered to run as a write-in for Seat 1B, in case a lawsuit forces cpunty employees such as Tommy Watts, a sheriff’s deputy and the Republican candidate for 1B, off the ballot. Seat 8A While both men agree the county must innovate to make it through lean times, they differ slightly on what that means. See commission, Page A3
Feeling the pressure (not)
5Flood ravages China Hundreds of Chinese killed, missing; 30,000 trapped World, Page A16
Photos by Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press
Northview/Kodak Volunteer firefighters are back at the home on Wood View Circle Wednesday morning putting out rekindled hotspots.
At home behind the plate Fox heading to UC as catcher Page A8
Weather Today Scattered Storms High: 89°
Tonight Scattered Storms Low: 69° DETAILS, Page A6
Obituaries Joan Donovan, 68 Estelle Kraft, 94 Bobby Reagan, 50 Michael Shaffer, 30 Tommy Agee, 70
Firefighters in Shady Grove utility district say water lines hamper their effectiveness By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer KODAK — Firefighters say they could have saved at least some parts of a home gutted by fire Tuesday night if a nearby fire hydrant had the proper water pressure. Utility officials say they’re working to upgrade water lines, but it takes time. When Kodak/ Northview Fire Department’s volunteer firefighters arrived at the home on Woodview Circle, they found a fire spreading from the garage. They quickly hooked their hoses to a nearby fire hydrant, but they found they couldn’t get enough water flow-
ing from it to fight the blaze. “It was pretty much a trickle,” said Lt. Joe Fields, who was on the scene for several hours that night. That discovery cost them critical minutes as they tried to get set up to battle the blaze. “It delayed us at least 15 to 20 minutes,” Fields said. That’s because they first had to attach to the hydrant, which was several hundred feet away, and then run the hoses up to the house and turn it on first — and when they discovered they didn’t have the pressure required to fight the blaze, they had to move the hoses again after they filled with water,
McWherter’s on the job
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and get tanker trucks to the house. They had to drive the tankers down to Winfield Dunn Parkway to refill them using a water line from the City of Sevierville’s water system. The water line on Woodview Circle is part of the Shady Grove Utility District. If they’d been using the tankers from the start, or if the hydrant had the proper pressure, Fields said he believed they could have saved at least part of the house and some of the belongings inside. Instead, the home was destroyed. The owner declined to talk about the fire with The Mountain Press, saying that his wife is sick and in the hospital, and has
not been told yet that her home burned down. Chief John Satterfield said he tested the same water line again Wednesday, and it had a residual pressure of 15 pounds per square inch. State regulations call for lines serving fire hydrants to have a residual pressure of at least 20 PSI; residual water pressure refers to the pressure when water is flowing from the hydrant. It’s a problem Satterfield said they’ve faced before with lines served by Shady Grove, which provides water to parts of Sevier and
source, and you don’t,” he said. Low pressure can also create a problem for the pumps the firefighters use, as it allows more air to get into them. His firefighters don’t use hydrants in some areas, Satterfield said, because they know the lines repeatedly have not had adequate pressure. When they discover a new one, though, it means they lose that valuable time — and a fire can double in size every minute that it isn’t contained. That makes it more difficult to fight fires,
Fire Lt. Joe Fields tests the pressure of the hydrant near the home. The pressure tested at 15 psi and the water only shot out about two feet. Jefferson counties. and it could mean high“You’ve taken the time er insurance bills for to lay the line thinking See pressure, Page A4 you’ve got a viable water
King Family Library bids ‘aloha’ to its summer reading program By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer
Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A16
Corrections The Mountain Press is committed to accuracy. Please report factual errors by calling 428-0748 Ext. 214.
Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter tries his hand at waterproofing a foundation Thursday during a campaign swing through Sevier County. McWherter has been doing various jobs during his campaign stops around the state.
SEVIERVILLE — It was a scene you don’t see everyday, especially not at the King Family Library: Groups of children — and even some adults — were filing into the building Wednesday morning in leis and grass skirts. In a room on the first floor, library staff were also dressed in luau gear and welcomed their guests. Two parrots were perched at the front of the room, and festive music played in the background. “OK — we need to get this party started!” Vickie Kelly, King Family Library children’s programs coordinator, told the crowd. It was the final celebration of the Sevier County Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program, which encourages families to read more. “This has been our largest year of participation, and the Kodak Branch and Seymour Branch numbers are up, too,” Kelly said. “It looks like people are turning to the library more because of the economy — and, we think, to support their kids readSee reading, Page A4
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Ashtyn Stock, 5, holds a parrot as her sister Bella Grace, 3, looks on. The summer reading program came to a close Wednesday with a luau and fun and games.
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Chongqing Culture to be on display at Smoky Mtn. Palace
c o m m u n i t y c ale n d ar Editorâ€™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 email@example.com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.
thursday, july 29 Womenâ€™s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace womenâ€™s Bible study: n 10 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 850-4685.
Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist. 9335996.
TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.
sale to benefit Sevier County Relay for Life, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., corner Douglas Dam Road and Hodges Ferry roads. 9334391
Kodak School Event
Yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. inside First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road.
Backpack giveaway 3-5 p.m. Roberts UMC, 1810 Jayell Road. Some school items provided. All ages. 453-2292.
New Center Rockets
New Center Rockets Football family day, 4-9 p.m., fairgrounds. $5 for unlimited inflatables. KFW Wrestling 7 p.m.; admission $7. Includes burger or hot dog meal. 640-5344.
McMahan Baptist Church
McMahan Baptist Church singing 7 p.m.
Church Yard Sale
Red Bank Baptist
friday, july 30
Kids Adventure Weekend 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Abundant Life Christian Church, 707 W. Main Street, Sevierville, for children ages 3-12. 908-7727. Red Bank Baptist Church off Old Newport Highway, singing 7 p.m. with the Parton Family singers and others. Pastor Danny Sutton.
sunday, aug. 1 Sunday Night Alive
St. Paul Lutheran
Womenâ€™s Bible study 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.
Gatlinburg First UMC 6 p.m. fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by a hot meal. 436-4691.
Nazarene Yard Sale
Yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday, inside First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road.
Kids Adventure Weekend 6-8:30 p.m., Abundant Life Christian Church, 707 W. Main, Sevierville, for ages 3-12. 908-7727.
saturday, july 31 Farmers Markets
n 8-11:30 a.m., Sevier Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 4537101. n First Baptist Church on Chapman Highway, 7-11 a.m. 579-5433. n Gatlinburg Farmers Market, 8:30-11 a.m., parking lot of Alamo Restaurant, Highway 321. 659-0690.
Lutheran Bible Study
Menâ€™s Bible study meets 9 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road in Sevierville. 429-6063.
Beech Springs Baptist Church sponsoring a tent
SEVIERVILLE â€” Chongqing Culture Week will begin at the Smoky Mountain Palace, introducing the works of some of Chongqing, Chinaâ€™s artists and performers. The theater, home of the Chinese acrobatics show Cirque de Chine, will present Chongqing Culture Week Aug. 6-10. This event will include demonstrations and displays in the lobby throughout the day as well as special evening performances. Performers during the five-day exhibition: n Wang Yi, a master of the yang qin (a hammered dulcimer), and chief of the Chongqing Folk Arts Troupe n Wang Yali, a master of the erhu, a centuries-old traditional two-stringed Chinese fiddle n Liu Yingying, a Sichuan opera star known for her skills in rapidly changing face masks n Liu Guibing, an architect who creates highly detailed sugar sculptures n Zhou Mingchun, one of two inventors of Leaf Veins painting n Chen Zifu, a magician of fans n Wen Yuguang, a master of wood engraving n Liang Su, traditional art craft of paper cutting n Hu Wenfu, known for his calligraphy technique n Cast of Cirque de Chine The performers will share the stage each evening at 7:30. All the exhibitions in the lobby prior to the evening event are free. Each day at 6:30 p.m. people can watch live performances in the lobby. Displays will be available for viewing in the lobby from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Smoky Mountain Palace is at 179 Collier Drive. Tickets for the evening performances may be purchased by calling 800-826-2933 or online at www. SmokyMountainPalace.com.
Nazarene Yard Sale
Henderson Chapel Baptist Church back to school yard sale for missions trip, 407 Henderson Chapel Road, Pigeon Forge, 7:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday.
Pre-register K-12 children by today for free school supplies Aug. 7 at Kodak United Methodist. Children must live in Kodak area. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 933-5996.
Celebrate Recovery, meal from, 5-6 p.m. and 6:30 service then small groups. Kodak United Methodist Church. Childcare provided.
Pilgrimâ€™s Covenant Church, 1308 Bluegrass Road, Sevierville, 10 a.m. worship; 7 p.m. youth group; 7 p.m. â€œShare Jesus Without Fearâ€? series. 4292046.
Flea Market Fellowship Fellowship 8-9 a.m. inside Great Smokies Flea Market, W. Dumplin Valley Road. Speaker Judge Dwight Stokes.
Kids Adventure Weekend 9-11:45 a.m.., Abundant Life Christian Church, 707 W. Main Street, Sevierville, for children ages 3-12. 908-7727.
monday, aug. 2 Gold Wing Riders
Gold Wing Road Riders Assn. meets 6:30 p.m., Gattiâ€™s Pizza, 1431 Parkway. 660-4400.
Prayer in Action
Concerned Women of America Prayer in Action, 6-7 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC. 436-0313.
Hot Meals For Hungry
Chester is a 7-month-old beagle/corgi mix. Red and Carmel are 4-month-old domestic short hair mixes. The adoption fee for cats or dogs is $100 and covers their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is open from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church, 407 Henderson Road, Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by SMARM.
Womenâ€™s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace Womenâ€™s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 436-0313. n 1 p.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church, Chapman and Boyds Creek n 6:30 p.m., Gatlinburg Call 436-0313 for location
tuesday, aug. 3 Alzheimerâ€™s Support Alzheimerâ€™s support group meets 6 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 428-2445 Ext. 107.
Kindness Counts, formerly Feral Cat Friends, meets 7 p.m.. 654-2684.
Scrapbook Club meets 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m., Whispering Winds on Snapp Road. 429-3721.
National Assn. Retired Federal Employees, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, Pigeon Forge. 453-4174.
Womenâ€™s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace womenâ€™s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Ski Mountain Road. 436-6434 for location n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association (PFHA) New Member Benefit Insurance Program The Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association is pleased to announce that an employee benefits insurance program is now available to all Active and Allied members in good standing. This program was designed in conjunction with our Allied partner, Barnes Insurance Agency. The program has been designed to afford coverage for employer groups that have full-time, parttime and seasonal employees. All plans can be offered on a voluntary basis (employee paid) with the exception of our group health insurance program. Insurance programs available. Group Health Insurance (Employer Contribution Required) MULTIPLE INSURANCE CARRIERS AVAILABLE
*Lifestyle Health Plans are administered by Medova Healthcare ~ Group Dental Coverage and Group Vision Coverage ~ Limited Benefit Medical Plans (3-plan Options - Coverage is Guaranteed Issue) ~ Critical Med - Lump Sum Benefit Plan for Catastrophic Conditions
American Legion Post 104 dinner meeting, 6 p.m.; phone 908-4310; Web: www.amlgnp104tn.org
Mothers Day Out
Mothers Day Out, First Baptist Gatlinburg, now enrolling for fall, Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 1-4 beginning Aug. 17. 4364685.
Anna Porter Public Library hosts Pirate Party 4-5 p.m.. 436-5588.
Woodmen of The World Lodge 101 membership meeting 6:30 p.m. at Shoneyâ€™s in Sevierville. 429-3227 or 453-3233.
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By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE â€” A man was transported to The University of Tennessee Medical Center Tuesday after suffering what authorities said was an accidental gunshot wound to the hand. The man was outside a business at 116 Parkway and was getting into his
car when the gun apparently accidentally discharged into his hand, said Bob Stahlke, public information officer for the story. â€œHe said he had just left a gun shop and had a gun in his hand ,and as he was getting in the car it discharged and hit his right hand,â€? Stahlke said. n firstname.lastname@example.org
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Parenting classes for parents with children ages 6-12 and 13-18 years. 5:307:30 p.m. Registration, 5 p.m. Family Resource Center, Aug. 3, 12, 19 and 26. Must attend all four sessions. $25 for one parent, $40 for couple. 4287999.
1,2,3,4 Parents for parents of children birth-5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 12, 19 and 26, Board of Education, 300 Cedar St., Room 17. Registration 5 p.m. Must attend all sessions. $25 one parent; $40 for couple. 428-7999.
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Republican Nominee Endorsed By:
Smoky Mountain Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 31 Billy Seagle 5th District Constable Seat B Sevier County Constable Assocation Qualified and State Certified Being A Resident of the 5th District All My Adult Life and Serving in Sevier County Law Enforcement for over 30 Years, I Know Where To Come When You Call and How To Handle The Problem When I Arrive.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010 â—† The Mountain Press
contested aug. 5 races
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For Harrell, the way to help the area and its citizens better weather economic storms is to recruit more industrial jobs. A career steelworker, he says heâ€™s not afraid of hard work. â€œWe just donâ€™t have any more open land up here near the interstate in Sevierville thatâ€™s zoned for industrial,â€? Harrell says. â€œIâ€™m in favor of more industry in the area. Donâ€™t get me wrong, Iâ€™m all in favor of supporting our tourism businesses. But tourists, nowadays, are not going to keep us alive.â€? The incumbent Byrd agrees recruiting more manufacturing jobs will be an important part of building the financial base, but he also sees another route to prosperity: education. â€œPurchasing property and building a new high school for Northview/ Kodak (is a priority),â€? Byrd says. Still, for building a more year-round economy, Byrd believes the key is industry. â€œI think the county should develop the industrial parks they already have to make them more appealing to industries looking to bring jobs to our county,â€? he says. â€œIf these are developed we donâ€™t need to change residential areas into industrial, causing spot zoning like the county has done to get Lisega into the county.â€? Harrellâ€™s reasons for running have little to do with disagreements with Byrd, though he does believe itâ€™s time for change on the commission. â€œI support term limits. I think the majority of the people support that. The people like presidential term limits,â€? he said.
County Commission 8th District Seat A n Gene Byrd (Republican) n Gerald Harrell (Democrat)
10th District Seat A n Bryan Delius (Republican) n Kevin S. Whaley (Democrat)
Constable 5th District Seat A n George Lawson (Republican) n Donnie Day (Independent)
10th District Seat B n Steven Brenner (Independent) n David De Armond (Independent) n Jimmy Keener
11th District Seat A n Gary Cole (Republican) n Michael P. Fitzgibbons (Democrat)
County mayor n Larry Waters (Republican) n Brad Lowe (independent)
anyone or any organization attempting to change the customs that are part of our public meetings,â€? Brenner said. â€œIf money is needed to defnd this position, I am certain that it could be raised on any given Sunday.â€? Two of the candidates point to recruiting industry as the cornerstone of driving the countyâ€™s economy. â€œSevier County should always be looking to add good jobs,â€? Brenner says. â€œIf we can benefit from the deflated real estate market by acquiring land that can be developed, with some level of certainty, into a source of new jobs, then it should be considered,â€? In addition to working for future successes like the recruitment of Lisega Inc.â€™s American headquarters to the county, local leaders should keep an eye on the bottom line if the recession Seat 10B drags on, Keener says. This is the only contest â€œIn the past we have with three candidates. always been able to provide Incumbent Keener won a services primarily from primary challenge to face revenues received from two newcomers in the gen- sales tax and a low properal election. erty tax rate,â€? he says. â€œWe DeArmond is the only will have to reassess our candidate responding to current funding priorities prepared questions from if the financial situation The Mountain Press who is continues.â€? Seat 10A willing to give some ground DeArmond, asked the They may be in opposon the County Commission top issue likely to face the ing parties, but both men starting its meetings with next commission will be, in this race suggest similar the Lordâ€™s Prayer. said simply, â€œBudget and ways the county can be â€œI think there are ways to spending.â€? a better steward of the compromise on this issue,â€? resources it has. he said. Seat 11A Delius says his experiHis opponents want to Finding ways to add ence as a commissioner see the county dig in and jobs is on the minds of the have highlighted the defend use of the prayer two men running for this importance of prioritizing. and a depiction of the Ten seat, which Cole has held â€œOur financial situaCommandments that hangs for several terms. tion is probably better in the meeting room. Both Cole and than most counties in â€œI think we must stand Fitzgibbons see at least Tennessee. To this point, and fight for our rights to part of the answer is our revenues have been pray at commission meetattracting more factories. stronger than most comings and to hold on to â€œIndustrial recruitment munitiesâ€™,â€? Delius says. the right to keep the Ten and development, coupled â€œHowever, fully underCommandments posted in with effective tourism standing that needs do not the courthouse,â€? Keener promotion targeted at the automatically decline as says. â€œI think the majority slower winter months,â€? revenue may, new projects of Sevier County citizens Cole suggests as ways should be chosen with support that stand.â€? to build a year-round utmost car, giving priorâ€œI am certain that the economy here. â€œNew ity to what will benefit the vast majority of people in manufacturing jobs would greatest number of citizens. Sevier County are united be a tremendous asset to We need to watch the bud- in their defiance toward the county, helping lower get closely and eliminate all unnecessary spending.â€? Whaley agrees the county is doing well compared to others and must hold Single level home $20 a month. the line on how it handles Multi-level $25 a month on quarterly program. money through tough Every other Month Service $25-$30 a month. times. â€œWhile we have one of Support your local small business- Call the highest sales taxes in the county â€” a fact I do not like â€” we are better off for it,â€? Whaley says. â€œWith high unemployment rates, the sales tax in this county
RE-ELECT GARY COLE Republican Candidate SEVIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER 11th District Gatlinburg and Pittman Center
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