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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 224 ■ August 12, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 75 Cents
Sevierville police develop more charges Man allegedly took inappropriate photos of children at local resort By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer
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5Protecting our future Special section focuses on means to protect local youth inside
SEVIERVILLE — Police here have added new charges against an Inglewood, Tenn., man who was allegedly taking inappropriate and unapproved photos of children at a local resort. David Ray Ridenour, 53, allegedly was seen March 31 taking pictures of minors inside the water park at
Wilderness Resorts. Officials there noticed Ridenour and called police. He was charged at the time with taking unlawful photographs in violation of privacy, and criminal trespass for being on the private property. This week, police tacked on three more charges against Ridenour as a result of their investigation. Investigators have reviewed evidence from that day, including the
pictures Ridenour was taking, and determined that some of the pictures warranted separate charges, Sevierville police spokesman Bob Stahlke said. They added three more charges. It can be difficult, Stahlke acknowledged, to decide when a person in that setting breaks the law. “Through investigative techniques our detectives have, they’re
able to tell when something has crossed the line from an innocent photo to something that may be criminal,” he said. The law is a Class A misdemeanor, meaning it’s just short of a felony. It can carry a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. It states that, “It is an offense for a person to knowingly photoSee charges, Page A4
State cuts adrift Belle Island plan Request for $70M in bonds rejected
By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
Middle school jamboree a hit Sports, Page A8
Roe headed to Sevierville U.S. Representative to address local Republicans Tuesday Page A2
Weather Today Isolated Storms
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Mother Earth is slowly reclaiming Belle Island as the latest attempt to rekindle the project is rejected.
Tonight Isolated Storms Low: 71° DETAILS, Page A6
Obituaries Otis Nelson, 93 Mary Jones, 79 Mary Nave, 81 Willard Surber Jr. Larry Beck, 68 Emmett Smith Jr., 68 DETAILS, Page A4
Index Local & State . . . . A1-14 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A2 Money . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . A8-9 Classifieds . . . . . . A10-12 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A13
Corrections Because of incorrect information provided to the newspaper, the tuition rates for the Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church Child Care Center were incorrect in a Sunday column by Editor Stan Voit. The tuition ranges from $105 to $115 a week. The higher fee is for infants wearing diapers. The Mountain Press is glad to set the record straight.
PIGEON FORGE — The folks hoping to revive Belle Island Village are regrouping this week after being told their request for $70 million in state bonds has been rejected. That has apparently quashed developer Glenn Bilbo’s promise that the unfinished project on an island in the Little Pigeon River could be opened as early as the end of 2010. It has also stymied the plan to inject new life into the long-promised center. “We will have to sit down with the city and everyone involved to see what we want to do next,” Allen Newton, Sevier County Economic Development Council director, said Wednesday. “Certainly we’re disappointed from the standpoint that we can’t get Belle Island back on track. We’re going to work diligently to try to get something done. It’s
certainly discouraging, but it’s not the end.” Newton was considerably more optimistic when he came before the County Commission in April to ask for permission to pursue the bonds through the county’s Industrial Development Board (IDB) for Bilbo’s Southern Destinations LLC. He told the group the county wouldn’t be on the hook for the money if the developer should default and called the move “an excellent way to help the developer get this project back on track.” Bilbo did not return calls seeking comment Wednesday. Newton and the others involved in the effort received word from the state in the last few days that the petition didn’t make the cut for bonds from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD), despite an infusion of federal
‘Gone but not forgotten’?
Flood insurance relief in the offing
Trundles Crossroads Negro Cemetery in need of attention By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer TRUNDLES CROSSROADS — Not many people even remember the name of the community of Trundles Crossroads, just a little collection of farms near the intersection of what’s now called Old Sevierville Pike and Boyds Creek Highway. Even fewer know about what’s still called Trundles Crossroads Negro Cemetery, a little patch of graves buried in trees at the back of Trundles Crossroads Cemetery. Here in the midst of a thicket of sawgrass and brambles, ignored for decades sit a patch of final resting places for about 24 Sevier County folks, though only eight of them have named markers according to records. An additional 16 are set off by fieldstones, though there’s no guarantee the upshots of some of the trees that sprouted here through the years haven’t moved one or two of them away from their original locations.
Planner: ‘Should be anytime ...’
Want to help? Those interested in helping out with work at the site, likely on an October Saturday, can call Commissioner Buster Norton at 573-3050.
It’s certain some of the headstones are no longer holding their posts denoting the peaceful rest of people who include former slaves and their descendants, with several of those having crumbled or been vandalized over the years and now laying against trees or on the ground. Ironically, some even bare an inscription that has accumulated some irony over the years: “Gone but not forgotten.” It’s a situation that saddens folks like County Commissioner Buster Norton, who helps maintain Trundles Crossroads Cemetery (the sign there now just calls it Trundles Cemetery) behind the old stone church that Norton remembers as the Methodist house of
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to 1887. It’s the resting place of Sinley Henderson, who died March 20, just 18 days past his 20th birthday. That’s certainly long before Norton would recall, though he does remember the last burial to take place at the cemetery. It was in early February of 1959, shortly after 52-yearold Lee Davis passed away. It’s unclear how long the plot, which
SEVIERVILLE — The bureaucracy may be moving along as slowly as could be expected, but County Planner Jeff Ownby assures local residents they could be just days from being able to secure affordable flood insurance. Ownby offered an update on the effort to enroll the county in the federal Flood Insurance Program during the Sevier County Planning Commission’s meeting. He told the group the application has finally made it to Nashville. The request to join the program was sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s regional department several weeks ago where it was checked over by regulators. “Our application has made it out of the Atlanta office and is in FEMA’s Washington office now,” Ownby said. “It should be any time now.” That’s good news for
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The headstone of W M Sharp is inscribed “MAR 28 1865, NOV 7 1924, Gone but not forgotten.” There is a deep animal hole that curves down below the headstone. worship in his childhood. “It’s just been overlooked. It’s just not right to leave it like that and not take care of it,” Norton says. “I was raised just next to there. I don’t know how long it’s been there, but I know it was there before I was a boy.” According to records available in the Sevier County Public Library’s Maples History Center, the oldest known grave in the plot dates back
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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 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to email@example.com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.
thursday, aug. 12 Parenting Classes
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. 12, 19 and 26. Must attend all four sessions. $25 for one parent, $40 for couple. 428-7999.
Beta Phi Elementary school 5 p.m. for grades 1-8. First day of school 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16. Parents of kindergarten students meet 5 p.m. Aug. 16.
Wearwood Elementary Open house-early registration for new or returning students, 5:307:30 p.m. at Wearwood Elementary. 453-2252.
Sevierville Intermediate School open house 5:30-7 p.m. Meet teachers, fill out paperwork and tour school.
Orientation for Sevierville Primary School kindergarten 5 p.m.; first grade 5:30 p.m.; second grade 6 p.m. CDC 5 p.m.
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
Caton’s Chapel Elementary School early registration 6-8 p.m. for grades K-8. 453-2132.
Northview Middle School orientation 5-7 p.m.
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.
New Center School orientation 6-8 p.m. in cafeteria. First day of school is Aug. 16.
Catlettsburg Elementary School open house/orientation 6-8 p.m.
friday, aug. 13 Angel Food
Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Kodak United Methodist Church. Childcare provided.
Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-4 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.
Pi Beta Phi
Student registration for Pi
Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 1-6 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.
St. Paul Lutheran
Women’s Friday Bible study 10 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.
Medic blood drive 10 a.m.-6 p.m., LeConte
Medical Center. Inside classrooms.
Stringtime in the Smokies 6:30 p.m., Old Mill Square, Bluegrass music 6:30 p.m. Continues noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Free.
American Legion Picnic
Gatlinburg American Legion Post 202 annual picnic 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mills Park, next to high school. Bring desserts, side items, and/or covered dishes.
saturday, aug. 14 Farmers Markets
n Gatlinburg, 8:30-11 a.m., parking lot of Alamo Restaurant, Highway 321. 659-0690. n Sevier Farmers Co-op, 8-11:30 a.m., 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 453-7101. n Seymour, First Baptist Church on Chapman Highway, 7-11 a.m. 5795433.
Sevier County Humane Society Community Appreciation Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Krogers on HIghway 66. Free food and information.
u Jennifer Marie Brewer, 30, of 125 Thorngrove Pike in Kodak, was charged Aug. 10 with theft. She was released on $1,000 bond. u Joseph Adam Condict, 38, of 518 Grace Ave. In Sevierville, was charged Aug. 10 with alteration of serial number and theft of property. He was released on $15,000 bond. u Kevin Michael Hardin, 19, of Walland, Tenn., was charged Aug. 10 with leaving the scene of an accident. He was released. u Cody Ryan Hughes, 19, of 1147 King Branch Road in Sevierville, was charged Aug.. 11 with possession of a schedule VI substance and possession of drug
paraphernalia. He was released on $1,500 bond. u Derek Lynn King, 31, of 1758 Shiloh Church Road in Sevierville, was charged Aug. 10 with criminal trespass. He was being held in lieu of $2,200 bond. u Contessa Jeanne Moyers, 25, of 4009 Jones Cove Road in Sevierville, was charged Aug. 10 with violation of probation She was being held. u David Ray Ridenour, 53, of Inglewood, Tenn., was charged Aug. 10 with three counts of taking unlawful photographs. He was released on $10,000 bond. u Charlotte Marie Robertson, 38, of 1144 Flat Creek Road in Sevierville,
Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-4 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.
Carry Permit Class
Handgun carry permit class 8:30 a.m. Dandridge Police Department. To register call (865) 397-8862 ext. 26, or (865) 356-7423.
St. Paul Lutheran
Men’s Bible study 9 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.
Householder family reunion 12:30 p.m., Knob Creek Baptist Church. Bring covered dish, photos. 5738460, 577-3846, 577-0060.
Trinity Full Gospel
Trinity Full Gospel Church, Thomas Cross Road, gospel sing 7 p.m. featuring Glory Land Travelers, The Gospel Friends, Mount Calvary Trio. 563-8889.
sunday, aug. 15 Sunday Night Alive
Book signing for Veta King’s “Images of America-Pigeon Forge” 11 a.m., Books A Million in Governor’s Crossing.
Gatlinburg First UMC 6 p.m. fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by a hot meal. 436-4691.
Douglas Lake Swim-A-Thon 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Open water competition by individual or relay teams. Sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Minimum age 14. Proceeds to local charities. $50/swimmer. Register at www.douglaslake.us.
Trentham family reunion 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Holt Park, Gatlinburg. Bring covered dish.
Outgrown school clothing giveaway 8:30 a.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road, next to Dunn’s Market. To donate call 201-7644
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.
was charged Aug. 10 with theft of property. She was released. u Timothy Lee Spangler, 52, of Maryville, was charge Aug. 10 with contempt of court. HE was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Brianna Nicole Vandergriff, 20, of Cosby, was charged Aug. 10 with violation of probation and driving on a suspended license. She was released.
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ELECTION NOTICE AUGUST 5, 2010 SEVIER COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION AND STATE OF TENNESSEE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES The Sevier County Election Commission will meet on Monday, August 16, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. at the Sevier County Voting Machine Warehouse to certify the results of August 5, 2010, Election. J.B. Matthews, Chairman Darrell Whitchurch, Secretary Joe F. Newman, Vice-Chairman Elizabeth Pierce, Member John Huff, Member Roneé Flynn, Administrator of Elections www.seviercountyelection.com
Flynn family reunion 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge on Boyds Creek. Bring covered dish. (865) 286-5553.
Flea Market Fellowship
Fellowship 8-9 a.m. inside Great Smokies Flea Market. Speaker Krista Atchley.
Family of the late Clark and Sophia Maples meets at 1 p.m., Sevierville City Park. Bring covered dish and lawn chairs.
Roger Helton and friends will play at 9 a.m. worship service at Kodak United Methodist Church.
Roe to address local Republicans Tuesday Submitted report SEVIERVILLE — U.S. Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District will be the featured guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Sevier County Republican Party. Roe’s remarks will follow a reception in his honor at the Sevier County courthouse beginning at 6 p.m. Sevier County Republicans are celebrating a sweep in all contested county elections on Aug. 5. Every Republican candidate running in the county election and opposed by other candidates won by significant majorities. Roe, a retired physician, is one of 13 members of the House GOP Doctors Caucus, all of whom support health care reform different from what was passed by Congress. A practicing physician for more than 30 years, Roe has taken positions in Congress on taxes, government spending, energy, transportation and protecting traditional American values since his election in 2009. A native of Tennessee, Roe was born in Clarksville. He earned a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Austin Peay State University in 1967 and went on and to earn his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in 1970. Upon graduation, he served two years in the Army Medical Corps. He served as mayor of Johnson City from 2007 to 2009 and vice mayor from 2003 to 2007.
Book club will meet Friday at senior center Submitted Report Book clubs are sponsored by the Sevier County Public Library System. The Fireside Book Club features contemporary, eclectic books. The Inspirational Reading Club focuses on an author and his or her works each month. The Literary Novels Book Club discusses previous and more recent classics. Each club holds a monthly meeting (Inspirational Reading Club already met): n Fireside Book Club: Friday at 10 a.m., to discuss Heather Gudenkauf’s “Weight of
Silence.” The club meets at Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center, 1220 W. Main, Sevierville. Call Virginia Borelli at 3651666 for more information. n Literary Novels Book Club: Aug. 27 at 5 p.m., to discuss Elizabeth Gaskell’s “North and South.” The club meets at the Kodak Library, 319 W. Dumplin Valley Road. Call Danielle Smothers at 933-0078 for more information.
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Outdoor Center has several free August programs GATLINBURG — Nantahala Outdoor Center, 1138 Parkway, will feature several free programs during August.
Saturday, August 14
The Danger Zone is the area on all sides of the bus where children are in the most danger of being hit. Children should stay 10 feet away from the bus (or as far away as they can) and never go behind it.
Parents: Make children aware of school bus safety Submitted Report The Danger Zone is the area on all sides of the bus where children are in the most danger of being hit. Children should stay 10 feet away from the bus (or as far away as they can) and never go behind it. They should take five giant steps in front of the bus before crossing, so they can be seen by the driver. School buses are nearly eight times safer than passenger vehicles. But children must take care when boarding or leaving the bus. While an average of seven school-age passengers are killed in school bus crashes each year, 19 are killed getting on and off the bus. Most of those killed are children from five to seven
years old. They are hit in the danger zone around the bus (A), either by a passing vehicle or by the school bus itself. It is illegal for a vehicle to pass a bus with its red light flashing. Teach your child to get on and off the bus safely: n When getting on the bus, stay away from the danger zone and wait for the driver’s signal. Board the bus one at a time. n When getting off the bus, look before stepping off the bus to be sure no cars are passing on the shoulder (side of the road). Move away from the bus. n Before crossing the street, take five “giant steps” out from the front of the bus, or until the driver’s face can be seen (A). Wait for the driver to sig-
nal that it’s safe to cross. n Look left-right-left when coming to the edge of the bus to make sure traffic is stopped. Keep watching traffic when crossing. Safety steps you can take: n Supervise children to make sure they get to the stop on time, wait far away from the road, and avoid rough play. n Teach your child to ask the driver for help if he/she drops something near the bus. If a child bends down to pick up something, the driver cannot see him/her and the child may be hit by the bus. Have your child use a backpack or book bag to keep loose items together. n Make sure clothing and backpacks have no loose drawstrings or long
straps, to get caught in the handrail or bus door. n Encourage safe school bus loading and unloading. n If you think a bus stop is in a dangerous place, talk with your school office or transportation director about changing the location. Vehicles must stop before reaching a bus that has its flashing red warning lights and/or stop signal arm extended (B). Vehicles may not pass until the flashing red lights and signals are turned off. Vehicles traveling in the same and opposite direction as the bus on an undivided road are always required to stop. For more information, call (615) 687-2301 or visit www.tn.gov/safety.
n 11-4, watercolor artist and photographer M.J. Montgomery, a direct descendent of Robert Sevier, the brother of the first governor of Tennessee, will be joined by Bill Hey, one of NOC’s staffers, who creates birdhouses of reclaimed Wears Valley wood and other findings from the Smoky Mountains. n 3 p.m. “Birding Basics” with Kevin Burke. Learn about the tools of the trade (binoculars and field guides) as well as how to identify birds in the field or at feeders. Burke was first introduced to birding in Southeast Ohio while taking an ornithology class 10 years ago. Since then he has been birding every day. For the past two years he has been sightings coordinator for the Audubon Society in Eastern Washington.
Saturday, August 21
Fly Fishing in the Smokies n 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Rob Fightmaster of Maryville has been fly fishing for more than 20 years, has fished all over the United States, has been a professional guide in Kentucky and Tennessee, has taught numerous fly fishing schools and classes and introduced hundreds to this sport. Most recently, he was with Blackberry Farm.
Saturday, August 28
n 1-4 p.m., local artist Darrell Huskey with his newly created handcrafted Appalachian trail Stix. The wood they are made from has been used by East Tennessee farmers for nearly 100 years, primarily to hang tobacco stalks in the barn or to stake up vegetables in the garden.
Geronimo is 5-0!
Happy Birthday, Tim.
I love you.
Belk Kidfest event set for Saturday Submitted Report
SEVIERVILLE — Kidfest at Belk Store will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Activities include a fashion show featuring local children modeling the latest fashions. There will also be music, refreshments, games and prizes, balloons and face painting. Sevierville Police Department will pro-
vide fingerprinting for all kids. The fashion show will spotlight clothing from the children’s department, ages 4-11. The Belk Store location is Belk River Place, 655 Parkway. Parents interested in having their children participate in the fashion show should contact the store. The event is free and open to the public.
ELECTION NOTICE November 2, 2010 Town of Pittman Center The Sevier County Election Commission will open and hold a municipal election for the Town of Pittman Center in the Pittman Center City Hall precinct on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, for the following offices: Mayor – 4 year terms Two (2) Alderman - 4 year terms THE QUALIFYING DEADLINE FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2010, TOWN OF PITTMAN CENTER MUNICIPAL ELECTION IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010, AT 12:00 NOON. The Election Commission office is located in the Sevier County Courthouse in Room 208-E. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The telephone number is 453-6985. J.B. Matthews, Chairman Darrell Whitchurch, Secretary Joe F. Newman, Vice-Chairman Elizabeth Pierce, Member John Huff, Member Ronee’ Flynn, Administrator of Elections www.seviercountyelection.com
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Willard A Surber, Jr.
Willard A Surber, Jr., born October 15, 1945, passed away suddenly at his home in Kodak Monday, August 9 from complications of emphysema. Wilbur had grown up in Clinton, and in his younger adult years enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and accounting. He enjoyed watching Tennessee Vols football, as well as the menâ€™s and ladiesâ€™ basketball teams. He also enjoyed old Western and war movies. He continued to enjoy a good, cold beer till the day of his death. Wilbur was very out-spoken and opinionated, and others were never left in doubt of what he thought about a situation. Although he could be a man of few tender words, he deeply loved and was proud of his family. He was a dedicated, loyal employee to Heekin Brothers/ Ball Corporation for almost 40 years. He loved his job there, and was in a management position at the time of his retirement in January 2008. Wilbur was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Willard A. Surber Sr. and his father in-law and mother in-law, TR and Christine Oakes. He is survived by mother, Helen Surber of Clinton; his wife of 44 years, Nancy Oakes Surber of Kodak; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Ammar Razzak of Sevierville; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Matthew Peebles of Lexington, TN. He is also survived by four beloved grandchildren, Kaleb and Jordan Razzak, and Mattie and Ansley Peebles. He is survived by brothers and sisters in-law, cousins, aunts, and uncles, as well as many friends in Clinton, TN, Virginia, and Florida. Wilbur will always be deeply loved and deeply missed, but will never leave our hearts. Receiving of friends will be held on Friday, August 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. A chapel service will follow. Burial will be at Sartin Cemetery on Saturday at 10 a.m. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. n www.holleygamblefh.com
Otis Lester Nelson
grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandson. Otis Lester Nelson, 93 of Memorial service 2 p.m. Sevierville, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 under Friday, July 23, the direction of Agnes Bradley 2010. He was at Henderson Chapel Baptist a veteran of the Church, 407 Henderson Road, U.S. Air Force Pigeon Forge. Donations may be who served durmade in her honor to the Youth ing WWII and the Group at Henderson Chapel Korean War. Baptist Church. Arrangements Survivors: son-in-law, Roy by McCarty Funeral Directors Roger Webb; great-grandchiland Cremation Services, 607 dren, Justin Nels Olson, Lacie Wall Street, Sevierville. Taylor Olson, Carl Roy Clay Olson; Sister: Rosie Bottaro; niece, Denise Arndt. Family and Mary Jane Murphy friends meet 10 a.m. Saturday Nave for graveside service and inurnMary Jane Murphy Nave, 81 ment at Middle Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Gose officiat- of Lebanon and Sevierville, died ing. Cremation arrangements Thursday, July 29, 2010. A licensed funeral director, by Atchley Funeral Home, she and her late husband were Sevierville. owners of Nave Funeral Home in Lebanon for over 50 years. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com Since retiring, she has made her home on the familyâ€™s Century Mary Etta Jones Farm in Sevierville. Mary Etta Jones, 79 of Pigeon Survivors: children, Kathy Forge, died Thursday, July 29, Hunter and husband, Mike, 2010 at Fort Sanders Regional Joe Nave, Nancy Owens and Medical Center. She was a husband, Terry, Dr. Bill Nave member of Henderson Chapel and wife, Lisa; grandchildren, Baptist Church. Michael and Jack Hunter, Joey Survivors: daughters and Jane (Jay) Bradshaw, Jud sons-in-law, Linda and Terry (Bevin) Nave, Destry (Stephnie) Oates, Donna and Steven Suftko, Nave, Grant and Callie Owens, Debra and Bob Pelisek; son and Natalee, Libby and Rex Nave; daughter-in-law, Michael and Pollyâ€™s husband, Barry Tatum; Linda Jones; sisters, Gail Davis; three great-grandchildren; sisLois Christensen, Naomi Hicke; ter, Helen (Bill) Allen; brother, brother, Danny Harp; son-in- Robert (Carrie) Murphy. At her law, Eddie Gray of Wonderlake; request, a memorial service eight grandchildren, 10 great- was held by her family at her home in Sevierville.
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Larry Dale Beck Larry Dale Beck, age 68 of Sevierville, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010. He was a member of Oldhams Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by father James â€œBudâ€? Larry Beck, mother Kate Beck, father-in-law Buford Nathan Cole, and mother-in-law Ruth Mae Cole. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lee Cole Beck; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Dale and Kathy Ann Beck, Mark Anthony and Lisa Diane Beck; granddaughter, Katessa Renee Hall and husband Michael; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Louise Beck, Charles and Deborah Beck; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lola and Kenneth Moon, Annette and Gene Carpenter. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Beck and Rev. Ed Parton officiating. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery with Danny Beck, Fay Cogdill, Randy Cogdill, Steven Cogdill, Tony Watson, and Danny Watson serving as pallbearers. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Emmett Hubert Smith, Jr.
Emmett Hubert Smith, Jr., age 68 of Seymour, TN, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010. He was born and raised in Huntsville, AL and moved to Kalamazoo, MI where he lived for more than 15 years. In 1977, Hubert and his family moved to East Tennessee. After 35 years of service with Kmart, he enjoyed retirement by participating in woodworking at the Senior Citizens Center in Sevierville. Survivors include his bride of 48 years, Doris Smith; daughters, Rachael Smith, Rebecca SmithCochran and husband Jeffrey, Jennifer SmithMcClellan and husband Scott; grandchildren, Jeremy Yeargin and Emily Yeargin, Matthew Cochran and Daniel Cochran; sister, Edna Neely of Huntsville, AL; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Teri Newman, 3629 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. The family will receive friends at the family home on Friday, August 13, 2010 beginning at 5 p.m. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
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graph, or cause to be photographed an individual, when the individual is in a place where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, without the prior effective consent of the individual, or in the case of a minor, without the prior effective consent of the minorâ€™s parent or
guardian, if the photograph ... would offend or embarrass an ordinary person if such person appeared in the photograph; and ... was taken for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification of the defendant.â€?
Ridenour is free after paying $10,000 bond on the latest charges. Records show he paid $4,000 bond for release on the earlier charges. n firstname.lastname@example.org
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stimulus dollars. â€œThey have been notified they did not make the list,â€? ECD Assistant Commissioner Mark Drury said. â€œWe have to prioritize the projects and put the ones that will have the most significant economic impact at the top of the list. It just didnâ€™t fall high enough on the list.â€? Drury said he has not reviewed the full list of applicants, so he couldnâ€™t offer examples of those projects that were deemed deserving. Nor could he evaluate Belle Island to determine why the development wasnâ€™t considered worthy. Pigeon Forge built a multimillion dollar parking facility in part to serve the pedestrian-only Belle Island. City officials and others would bring a different evaluation of the projectâ€™s economic impact. Beyond just the potential for tax revenue, the stateâ€™s funding of the project could have meant payment for some local contractors. When the development went belly-up early last year â€” Bilbo was also at the helm then, blaming issues with the government-backed loans â€” a host of Sevier County construction workers suddenly found themselves out of work. On top of that, their bosses were left unpaid after Southern Venue Development LLC declared bankruptcy and dodged having to pay for work. As part of the new agreement, Bilbo had promised to use some of the $70 million from the state to make at least partial payments to those contractors. The move was seen as a show of good will given the fact the new company has no responsibility to pay the bills. Another large chunk of the money was to be used to purchase the property. Bilbo mentioned a purchase price of around $21 million, and told the IDB there is $70 million
to $80 million worth of build-out already on the island. Bilbo reported in April he had a deal in the works to buy the development â€” which he says is 80 percent completed â€” back from the banks and start work as early as July. That agreement was apparently predicated on getting the cash from the state. To date no transfer of the property has been recorded, and crews werenâ€™t working on the site Wednesday. Opening dates were promised as far back as the early 2000s, with a different set of reasons given for each delay. A groundbreaking was held on the 17-acre development. Though construction was in full swing by summer 2008, it came to a halt a few months later as crews were sent home and hundreds of folks hired to work in the businesses on the island were told their jobs might not be there. IDB attorney Ron Sharp says he has checked records from that period and is satisfied it was not mismanagement but the lending crisis that started the recession that forced financial institutions to back out. Itâ€™s not just the development itself with problems. Planned Belle Island tenant Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Museum locked in a battle to save its assets in a California court. The museum, which would house the collection of actress Debbie Reynolds, is involved in bankruptcy proceedings, with a call to liquidate its holdings the center of the legal fight. The nonprofit organization has filed its plan to come out of Chapter 11, though specifics werenâ€™t available Wednesday. That action is set for a hearing Sept. 8 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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