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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 224 ■ August 12, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 75 Cents

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SEVIER COUNTY

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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

5Gridiron glory

By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

Middle school jamboree a hit Sports, Page A8

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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.

High: 93°

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 editor@themountainpress.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

Sevierville Intermediate School open house 5:30-7 p.m. Meet teachers, fill out paperwork and tour school.

Sevierville Primary

Orientation for Sevierville Primary School kindergarten 5 p.m.; first grade 5:30 p.m.; second grade 6 p.m. CDC 5 p.m.

Caton’s Chapel

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.

Hot Meals

New Center

Northview Middle

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

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

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

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.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m.-6 p.m., LeConte

Medical Center. Inside classrooms.

Stringtime

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.

Community Appreciation

Sevier County Humane Society Community Appreciation Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Krogers on HIghway 66. Free food and information.

Book Signing

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 Reunion

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.

Swim-A-Thon

Flynn Reunion

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 Reunion

Trentham family reunion 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Holt Park, Gatlinburg. Bring covered dish.

Clothing Giveaway

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.

Angel Food

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.

The Spa at Bear Run Falls 865-908-1342

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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.

Maples Reunion

Family of the late Clark and Sophia Maples meets at 1 p.m., Sevierville City Park. Bring covered dish and lawn chairs.

Kodak UMC

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

Submitted

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.

‘Danger Zone’

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

EQUAL HOUSING

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obituaries

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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 men’s and ladies’ 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

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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 family’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 Polly’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 “Bud� 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

In Memoriam

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 minor’s parent or

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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&#x20AC;&#x201D; which he says is 80 percent completed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x2122;t available Wednesday. That action is set for a hearing Sept. 8 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Signs of regrowth seen in oiled marshes preventing that from happening by burning and skimming the oil, blocking it with booms and sand berms and breaking it up with chemical dispersants. Whether it is a triumph of cleanup work, the marshesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; resiliency or both, scientists have reported regrowth of grasses, black mangrove trees and roseau cane, a lush, tall cane found in the brackish waters around the mouth of the Mississippi River. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The marsh is coming back, sprigs are popping up,â&#x20AC;? said Alexander S. Kolker, a marsh expert and coastal geologist in Cocodrie, La., with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working with a National Science Foundation team looking at the effect of the BP oil spill on Louisianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vast but severely stressed marshland â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also known as the Cajun prairie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where trappers, shrimpers and alligator hunters have made their living for generations. Louisiana, the state worst hit by the oil spill, is home to the vast majority of the northern Gulfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marshland.

CHICAGO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jurors in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich have sent a note to the judge suggesting they may be deadlocked on some counts. The note read in court on Wednesday says the jury is asking for guidance if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach a unanimous decision on â&#x20AC;&#x153;any given count.â&#x20AC;? They say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made â&#x20AC;&#x153;a reasonable attemptâ&#x20AC;? and did so without rancor. Judge James B. Zagel says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll send back a note asking the jury to clarify which counts theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re undecided on. Jurors are in their 11th day of trying to reach a verdict. Since they began deliberations, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sent two previous notes to the judge. Blagojevich, 53, has pleaded not guilty to 24 counts, including charges of trying to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vacated Senate seat for a Cabinet post, private job or campaign cash. If convicted, he could face up to $6 million in fines and a sentence of 415 years in prison, though he is sure to get much less time under federal guidelines. His brother, Nashville businessman Robert Blagojevich, 54, has also pleaded not guilty to taking part in that alleged scheme. At the trial, prosecutors relied heavily on wiretap tapes in which Blagojevich spewed profanity and speculated about getting a Cabinet job in exchange for the Senate seat. Defense attorneys argued that Blagojevich was a big talker, but never committed a crime. Not much is known about the jurors, because Zagel prohibited the release of their names until after the verdict. There is a math teacher, a retired public health official, a former Marine injured serving in the Middle East, a Navy veteran, an avid marathon runner and a man born in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Corrupt congressman dies CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, the Chicago Democrat who became the leading architect of congressional tax policy in the Reagan era but later went to federal prison for corruption, died Wednesday, a family friend said. He was 82. Rostenkowski, who served 18 terms before losing in 1994, died surrounded by family at his home in Lake Benedict, Wis., friend Ellen Tully told The Associated

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The “Friends Across the Mountains Telethon” will be broadcast at 7 p.m. today on WBIR-TV Channel 10. Proceeds benefit Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. During the telethon’s 16-year history, it has raised more than $2.2 million to help preserve and protect the park. Funds from the telethon support many park needs. For more information, visit www. FriendsOfTheSmokies. org. To donate to the 2010 telethon go to shop. FriendsOfTheSmokies.org/ Telethon.html.

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Chiropractor to speak at forum

The Seymour Library Community Forum at 6 p.m. today will feature Dr. Amanda Jerviss of Jerviss Family Chiropractic Center discussing childhood asthma, era infections and bedwetting. Call the library at 5730728 to register for the event so information packets may be prepared. For further information on these events, contact Tony Krug at 577-7511.

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Commodity food event set Tuesday

USDA commodity food will be distributed by Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority at the Sevier County Fairgrounds on Tuesday (corrected day) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.). Proof of household income for the past 13 weeks must be presented. If there is no income, obtain a “Statement of Support” form at the Neighborhood Center. Food stamp cards may be used to verify income. If food is being picked up for someone else, a permission slip must be obtained. For information call 4537131.

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Repaving project to affect traffic

Traffic will be affected at the north end of town for the milling and paving of Parkway (Highway 441) from the city limits south through traffic light 3. The state project will require temporary rerouting of traffic lanes. The Parkway will be reduced to two lanes between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. Aug. 16-19 and maybe Aug. 23-26. All four lanes of traffic will be reopened at 7 a.m. daily.

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Golf Creek Road bridge not in use

Golf Creek Road bridge has been closed for repair by the state, meaning there is no access to Ball Mountain Lane or Lindsey Mill Road using Golf Creek. Pinnacle Vista Road should be used as an alternate route. Pinnacle has a 20 mph speed limit and is steep and winding, so drivers are urged to use caution. Signs have been placed on Pinnacle to direct motorists back to Highway 321.

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Humane Society Appreciation Day

Sevier County Humane Society will host a Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Kroger on Highway 66. Free hot dogs and chips will be offered, and board members will be available to answer questions and provide information about upcoming events.

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Fiancee: Marine died in prisoner escape MURFREESBORO (AP) — The fiancee of a Tennessee Marine said he was trying to help a comrade when he was killed during an attempted prisoner escape in Afghanistan. The military said 19-year-old Pfc. Vincent E. Gammone III, of Christiana, Tenn., and 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Cornelius of Ashtabula, Ohio, died on Saturday in Helmand province. “We were told that Vincent was one of the first to go to the aid of anoth-

er Marine who had been wounded by the escaped prisoner, who was able to arm himself during his attempted escape,” fiancee Jessica West told The Daily News Journal. “We found out he was shot in the collarbone.” Both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. NATO said that two Marines were killed when they tried to subdue a prisoner trying to escape from an undisclosed prison. The

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prisoner slipped out of a room where he was praying, got hold of a rifle and opened fire before he was shot dead, NATO said. West said the Tennessee Marine’s mother, Lorraine Gammone, and his grandmother, Ellie Gammone, went to escort his remains back from Dover, Del., on Tuesday. “His mom has been in shock,” West said. “She cried a little and is trying to stay strong. Vincent was very special to his mom and his grandmother.” West said his father, Vincent Gammone II, has

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“It’s just a reality of Alaska life and unfortunately it caught up with him.” — Mitch Rose, a spokesman for the family of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, who died in a small-plane crash in a remote part of the state Monday

“It is now a critical time ... we must give the highest prominence to the protection of people’s lives and properties.” — China’s Politburo Standing Committee, in a statement about the flooding that has now claimed more than 1,100 lives

“It’s a beautiful country, but it’s a very harsh environment. There was a lack of fruit. There was some fish. We had some interaction with howler monkeys, but we couldn’t catch them. People watch it on television, sitting on the couch like I did, and say, ‘Hey, that’s cool. I’d like to do that.’ Well, it’s a lot more difficult than what it looks.” — Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson, who will be a contestant on this fall’s “Survivor: Nicaragua”

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multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with one another. Neighbors in the small community where the family lives have posted flags on their mailboxes, houses and yards to honor the fallen Marine. “We have had a full house the past three days,” West said. West said Gammone’s passion to join the military service became stronger after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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Greenspan abandons free market

I’m getting tired of Alan Greenspan. First, the former Federal Reserve chairman blamed an allegedly unregulated free market for the housing and financial debacle. Now he favors repealing the Bush-era tax cuts. This has a certain sad irony. Recall that Greenspan once was an associate of Ayn Rand, the philosophical novelist who provided a moral defense of the free market, or as she put it, the separation of state and economy. Greenspan even contributed three essays to Rand’s book “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal” -- one for the gold standard, one against antitrust laws, and one against government consumer protection. It was slightly bizarre when Greenspan accepted President Reagan’s appointment to run the Fed — maybe he thought that as long as the Fed exists, better someone like him run it rather than one who really believes government should centrally plan money and banking. Be that as it may, Greenspan went on to pursue an easymoney policy in the early 2000s that is widely credited, along with the government’s easy-mortgage policy, for the boom and bust that followed. During a congressional hearing two years ago, Greenspan shocked me by blaming the free market — not Fed and housing policies — for the financial collapse. As The New York Times gleefully reported, “(A) humbled Mr. Greenspan admitted that he had put too much faith in the selfcorrecting power of free markets.” He said he favored regulation of big banks, as if the banking industry weren’t already a heavily regulated cartel run for the benefit of bankers. Bush-era deregulation is a myth perpetrated by those who would have government control the economy. We libertarians were distressed by Greenspan’s apparent abandonment of his free-market philosophy and his neglect of the government’s decisive role in the crisis. But at least he took a shot at the new controls Congress coveted: “Whatever regulatory changes are made, they will pale in comparison to the change already evident. ... (M)arkets for an indefinite future will be far more restrained than would any currently contemplated new regulatory regime.” But now Greenspan, going beyond what even President Obama favors, calls on Congress to let the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts expire — not just for upperincome people but for everyone. “I’m in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money. Our choices right now are not between good and better; they’re between bad and worse. The problem we now face is the most extraordinary financial crisis that I have ever seen or read about,” he told the Times. He says he supported the 2001 cuts because of pending budget surpluses, but now that huge deficits loom, new revenues are needed. Why? Brian Riedl of the Heritage Foundation says that since the cuts, “The rich are now shouldering even more of the income tax burden.” The deficit has grown not because we are undertaxed but because government overspends. “Tax revenues are above the historical average, even after the tax cuts,” Riedl writes. Given the stagnant economy, this is the worst possible time for tax increases. (Is there ever a good time?) Taking money out of the economy will stifle investment and recovery, and it’s unlikely to raise substantial revenue, even if that were a good thing. Finally, the stupidest thing said about tax cuts is the often-repeated claim that “they ought to be paid for.” How absurd! Tax cuts merely let people keep money they rightfully own. It’s government programs, not tax cuts, that must be paid for. The tax-hungry politicians’ demand that cuts be “paid for” implies the federal budget isn’t $3 trillion, but $15 trillion — the whole GDP — with anything mercifully left in our pockets being some form of government spending. How monstrous! If cutting taxes leaves less money for government programs, the answer is simple: Ax the programs! — 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.

Editorial

Be a park friend Two good ways to show your love, support of the Smokies This is a good week to show your support for our national park. One method is free; the other will cost you. Both provide opportunities to back Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a meaningful and significant way. Tonight WBIR, Channel 10 in Knoxville, hosts the annual Friends of the Smokies telethon. Money raised will go to pay for needed park programs and improvements not covered by federal funding. The telethon, which starts at 7 p.m., is the “Friends Across the Mountains” event to raise money for Friends of the Smokies, a support group responsible for millions of dollars in funding for the park. The telethon, in its 17th year, has generated more than $2.2 million to help preserve and protect the national park. During the telethon you’ll

learn about the park, the programs, the needs, the benefits of contributing to this worthy cause. Money raised by Friends of the Smokies has been used to save the endangered hemlock trees, fund educational programs, preserve historic structures, protect wildlife and improve hiking trails and other features of the park. You can donate by phoning in a pledge during the telethon or going to FriendsOfTheSmokies.org/Telethon. On the free front, the park is hoping it has enough friends to win a $100,000 grant from Coca-Cola through the company’s Live Positively campaign. Through the end of the month people can vote online for their favorite park, with the winner getting the grant. Our park is running second so far to Bear Head Lake State Park in Minnesota. It looks like a two-park

race, considering a Georgia park is a distant third. Now is the time for fans and friends of the park to step up, go online and vote for the Smokies. Visit www.livepositively.com and vote before the end of August. The money will find a good use. There are plenty of deferred maintenance projects that could get finished with the grant money, park spokesman Bob Miller said. But park officials may decide on something else to use the grant for, with a promise that it will be put to good use. The national park is the cornerstone, the very foundation of Sevier County. Everything else we have for visitors revolves around the park as the main attraction. The more we can do to support it and help it, the better it will be for those that depend on it. Please do what you can.

Political view

Public forum Outgoing commissioner says thanks for time in office

Editor: It has been my honor and privilege to have served the Third District and Sevier County as one of your commissioners for the past 20 years. I appreciate the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I would like to thank God for giving me the health to have had perfect attendance at full commission meetings over my 20 years of service Also, to my mother, Charlene K. McGaha for her support and encouragement

during good times and the not-so-good, thank you. One commissioner or county-wide elected official can do nothing, but working together, things get done. Over the past years a great deal of issues have been addressed in a positive way. I would like to thank the transportation and building advisory committees for allowing me to serve as your chairman the past few years. To all of the other committees I have served on this term and the previous four terms, thank you for all the time and hard work you do and have done to improve Sevier County. To all the current and former commission-

ers and county-wide elected officials, I have truly enjoyed serving with you and getting to know you. I consider all of you my friends. On all votes I tried to vote for the majority of citizens of the Third District and for what was best for Sevier County. To all the returning and new commissioners, I wish you the very best. The job is demanding and challenging, but also rewarding when lives are improved and Sevier County is made a better place to live and work. May God continue to bless Sevier County, Tennessee and the U.S. Tommy McGaha Fairgarden

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Middle school jamboree a hit By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer GATLINBURG — The Sevier County Middle School Football Jamboree at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School offered four local schools the chance for some competition Tuesday night with four quarters of matchups between the Blue-andGold host school, Pigeon Forge, Northview and Seymour. Despite some lows, all four teams experienced some success during the evening. The following are breakdowns of the four eightminute quarters of play: n 1st Quarter, Seymour Eagles versus G-P Highlanders: Defenses ruled the action to start the evening, and by the 3:54 mark of the opening quarter, both offenses had combined to run a total of six plays for negative yards and two punts. But the middle school Highlanders finally got something going on its second possession by picking up two first downs, including Blake Ogle’s 30-yard scamper to the Seymour 22 with 1:55 left in the period.

The opening frame finished in a 0-0 tie, however, after the Eagles defense stood firm with three consecutive stops, including Cody Huff’s quarterback sack on the final play from scrimmage. n 2nd Quarter, Pigeon Forge Tigers versus Northview Cougars: The second jamboree quarter was full of action from the start, but in the end Northview ruled play and took away a 16-0 win over the middle school Tigers. On the second play of the quarter, Northview’s Seth Arwood cut through the Orange-and-Black offensive line for a sack-strip-fumble recovery at the Pigeon Forge 24 with 7:17 in the quarter. The Cougar momentum was cut short on the ensuing snap, however, when Northview bobbled a reverse handoff and Tigers’ Jerrod Jinnette was Johnny Onthespot with a fumble recovery at the Tigers 33 with 7:12 in the period. The Pigeon Forge offense went nowhere, however, and were forced into a threeand-out punt with 4:41, giving the Cougars possession See JAMBOREE, Page A9

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Northview quarterback Jack Grosser (10), left, gets a pass off just before Pigeon Forge’s Noah Whaley gives him a blind-side shot during Tuesday night’s middle school jamboree at Hammonds Field in Gatlinburg. NFL GRIDIRON

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With CJ2K running, do Titans need backups? By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his shot on the second hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Wednesday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis.

3 in a row? McIlroy hopes to join first-timers By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Like a lot of 20-somethings, Rory McIlroy is in a hurry to get ahead in the world. Patience, however, is going to get him where he wants to go. There’s no question the Northern Irishman has the skills to win this week’s PGA Championship. He won at Quail Hollow this year, and tied for third at last month’s British Open after matching the major championship with a 63 in the first round. But he followed that 63 with an 80 on Friday, a round he admits he let “get away from me a little bit,” and he looked more like a sulky teenager that day as he scuffed his feet and rolled his eyes at his bad shots. “Patience is the key this week,” the 21-year-old said Wednesday. “Sometimes it is hard for me to accept that you’re not going to have to have a good day all the time. That’s something that I’m still learning how to do, trying to accept

the days that don’t go as well as others do. But that all just comes through experience, and I feel as if I’m getting better at it.” Big things have been expected from McIlroy since he turned pro in 2007. He earned his European card without going to Q-school, and broke into the top 10 in the world before his 21st birthday. He claimed his first PGA Tour win in May, bringing Quail Hollow to its knees with a 62 on Sunday. He has three top 10s in eight starts at the major championships, including a tie for third last year at Hazeltine. “I feel as if I’m hitting it well,” said McIlroy, who tied for ninth last weekend at Firestone. “If I can keep that up for the next few days, hopefully I’ll have a good chance.” Helping his chances are the struggles of some of the players ahead of him in the world rankings. The turmoil in Tiger Woods’ personal life continues to take its toll on the golf course, and he arrived at the PGA after his worst tournament ever. Phil Mickelson has faltered in

his opportunities to claim the No. 1 ranking over the last two months. Lee Westwood, No. 3 in the world, is out with a calf injury. “There’s going to be a lot of guys here thinking that it’s the right time for them to break through, and I’m definitely one of those guys,” McIlroy said. “You can never write the likes of Tiger and Phil off. But guys have a lot better chance coming into this event with those two guys not playing great and Lee obviously not playing.” McIlroy has yet to be in contention at a major on a Sunday afternoon, but he’s not overly concerned about that. First-time major winners are trendy these days, with five of the last six going to newcomers. Besides, he had to hold off Mickelson and Angel Cabrera for his victory at Quail Hollow. “If I can do that on a golf course like Quail Hollow, then there’s no reason why I shouldn’t be able to do it here,” he said. “I know it’s a little bit different, it is a major championship. But the idea is the same: Trying to get the ball in the hole.”

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans’ rushing attack looks simple: Hand the ball to Chris Johnson a lot and let Vince Young run a bit. That sure worked down the stretch last season as Johnson finished with 2,006 yards. Looking at the running backs the Titans have in training camp competing to back Johnson up, it’s easy to think nothing’s changed. Javon Ringer was an AllAmerican at Michigan State and is going into his second season with a grand total of eight carries in the NFL. Fouryear veteran Alvin Pearman is back after touching the ball only on special teams last season. The Titans also brought in two undrafted rookies: LeGarrette Blount from Oregon, and Stafon Johnson from Southern California. But Chris Johnson remains the preferred option when running the ball because Titans coach Jeff Fisher wants to win games and isn’t worried about wearing him down. “If you’re a good running back and you’re going down in history being in the top 25, odds are in your favor you’re going to play 10, 12 years. That’s the approach we’re taking with him,” Fisher said of Johnson. “When he’s tired, we’ll back him down. When he can go, we’re going to feed it to him.” That means not a lot of carries will be left over. In 2009, Johnson had 358 of the team’s 499 rushes. LenDale White, the second-leading rusher last season, was traded to Seattle in April and now is in Denver after he was released by the Seahawks. Ringer has had the offseason to study up on Mike Heimerdinger’s offense and work in the gym. He’s nearly 20 pounds heavier than the 191pound Johnson and brings a nice combination of speed and power to the job. Ringer hopes to ease some of CJ’s workload. “I’d like to say so. Realistically, CJ’s the man right now. He’s

proven he is a really tremendous back,” Ringer said. “A lot of those carries, that kind of wears and tears on the body where I’ll hopefully get the ones he doesn’t want to kind of keep him healthy and show I can produce.” Blount could take over for White on short yardage and goal-line plays. White ran for 15 touchdowns in 2008. The 6-foot, 247-pound Blount didn’t hear his name called during the draft, possibly due to concerns about the punch he threw after the Oregon-Boise State game last year. Fisher said Blount has been working hard and is happy. And powerful. “He runs low. He runs behind his pads. He pushes piles and that’s why he’s here,” Fisher said. Blount is so big his shoulder pads look like they perch on top of his body. He quickly had defenders taking bad angles to avoid crashing into him. Fisher can’t wait to see how Blount performs in the preseason, which starts Saturday night in Seattle. Stafon Johnson may be best known for losing last season when a weightlifting accident crushed his neck and throat last September. He also has an edge in an offense where some of the language and concepts were installed by one-time USC coordinator Norm Chow during his three-year stint with the Titans. Ringer said Johnson learned the offense quicker than he did. Fullback Ahmard Hall likes what he sees behind CJ. “As a collective group, I think we have a really good chance to be good this year,” he said. NOTES: DE William Hayes hurt his right leg during practice and walked off with a trainer and doctor. Fisher had no immediate update. DB Vincent Fuller also hurt a knee. ... CB Cortland Finnegan missed a second straight practice because of a hip flexor, and Fisher said he is a few days away from returning. DE Jacob Ford also has a hip flexor injury and missed a third straight practice.


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Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; QB Turner Whaley finds a hole vs. Northview.

G-Pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gabe Gotshall, left, snares Eagles RB Cody Huff in the backfield.

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at their 45. Northviewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zack Sauls took a sweep left on first down for an apparent 55-yard TD, but offensive holding made it 1st-and-10 at the Pigeon Forge 42. After a first-down completion from Jack Grosser to Gage Hamby to the Tigers 32, Sauls got his touchdown back with a 32-yard scamper through the 3-hole with 3:16 in the quarter. Grosser ran in the extra-point for an 8-0 edge. Again, the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense went nowhere and were forced into a three-and-out punt with 1:30 remaining, giving the Cougars possession at midfield. The Green teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offensive attack drew blood quickly when Grosser connected deep down the middle of the field to

the towering tight end Walker Kesterson, who was interfered with on the play but still made the catch-and-run that resulted in a 50-yard TD with 1:18 in the quarter. Austin Jenkins took the QB spot for the extra-point play and added two more ticks to the Northview total with a pass left to Josh Lamb, making it the quarterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final score. n 3rd Quarter, Seymour Eagles versus Northview Cougars: After a disappointing opening quarter for the Seymour offense, the Eagles regrouped in their second scrimmage and used a quick start to win the period 14-8 over the Cougars. Northview fumbled the opening snap of the period, and Seymourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cameron Ogle scooped up the loose ball to give the Eagles excellent starting position at the Cougar 32 with just six seconds gone off the

game clock. The Eagles churned out a pair of first downs to move the ball for a 1st-and-Goal at the Northview 6. And on 3rd-and-Goal from the 2, Eagles QB Austin Rice took a designed shotgun draw behind his lead blockers for a TD with 4:52 in the period. J.J. Jerman drilled the PAT kick dead center to give Seymour a 7-0 lead. The Blue-and-Gold defense again came up huge for the Eagles on the ensuing possession, when big Tanner Webb snagged a Northview fumble from the air and ran it back 30 yards to the Northview one-foot line with 3:04 in the quarter. Huff scored on first down on a misdirection sweep left, and Jermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PAT kick again was true to give Seymour a 14-0 lead. The Cougars, after a dominant

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0151 Garage/Estate Sales Indoor community wide yard sale & bake sale. Sat 8-4. Smoky Mountain Board of Realtors, 1109 Glenn Hill Lane off old Middle Creek. Yard Sale Friday & Saturday. Antiques, clothes, baby items. Douglas Dam to Johnson Rd to Bates Ln to Jeff Ln. Follow signs. 933-5348. Yard Sale-Lots of items, kids & adult clothing, shoes, pocket books, toys, misc items, too much to list. Thur & Fri 8-5, Sat 8-3, 719 S New Era Rd, Sevierville

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Local Advertising Sales representative needed in the Sevier County Area for new MagaBook to be published. This is a combination Telephone Book/Magazine and online publication-All in one to be delivered to all addresses in the county. Employment applicants must have advertising experience, be very outgoing and professional. Employee will report to the local Sevierville office on the parkway. Looking for long term employment but part-time is available for the right person that is self motivated and practices good time management. Salary, commissions and expenses. Amount based on experience. Please email resume to donstewart@choicedirectory.net. We will contact qualified applicants.

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Huge Yard Sale-Clothing, Furniture & Household items. 2 mi off hwy 66 at lgt 18.3. Fri 7-4.

(Full Time) Experienced Lawn Care Workers needed. 809-2547 Leave msg or call in evenings. Fireside Chalets has an immediate opening. Front desk/Reservationist. Nights & weekends required. Apply in person 2612 High Valley Dr. Pigeon Forge, TN 865-774-4121 Front Desk/Reservationist needed for busy cabin rental company. Must be dependable & flexible. Nights & evenings a must. 32-40 hrs. Paid weekly. Apply in person. Hidden Springs Resort Hiring Maintenance Man & A 3rd shift night-time auditor. Apply in person between 7am-3pm. Four Seasons Motor Lodge, Gatlinburg Immediate Openings for gift shop clerk at local adventure park. Retail & Mic. Excel exp. preferred. $8.00/hr. full or part time. Contact Alison 865-453-1998 or foxfiremountain@hughes.net Looking for sharp, aggressive individual to fill the position of Account Manger. Must have valid TN Driver's License with good driving record. Apply in person, Rental Depot, K-Mart shopping ctr. Maintenance man needed for condo project. Serious inquires only. Full time year round employment. Experience required. Please call 436-3547 ext 121 to set up interview. MOTIVATED TELEMARKETERS. Faith Based, Non Profit Humanitarian Organization in Sevierville, TN. is in need of a Dynamic individual to take on the challenging role of a Direct-Dial, out bound Call Center Telemarketer. Full time positions available. Looking for Candidates with previous Telemarketing Experience. Great Communication/Phone skills, Strong follow through and closing skills! Scripts will be provided for these positions. Experience preferred but will train the right candidate. Offers a pleasant working environment, competitive hourly wage plus commission bonus. CONTACT DAVID AT 868-8210 X122. NOW HIRING Gatlinburg Package Store. Sale/Stock position. Full time. Year round. Please call 436-7806 to apply in person between 10am-4pm. Sales Associate. Part-time nights & weekends. Retirees encouraged to apply. Paid Parking. Computer exp necessary. Send Resume & cover letter stating wage requirements to celticheritage@bellsouth.net.

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0151 Garage/Estate Sales 110 Gallahad Ct. Clothing, odds & ends, motorcycle wear, kids items. Fri & Sat 7-6. 2 Family Yard Sale Thurs & Fri 9-?. 1519 Ridge Rd. Lots of baby, kids & adult clothes. Boyds Bears BIG GARAGE SALE: Rain or shine. Thurs. & Fri., 2243 Scenic Loop Rd., PF. Follow signs behind Alf's. Lots of stuff. Family Yard Sale-boys clothing, twin bed, comics. Thur & Fri, 9-5, Sat 9-2. 411 Fenway. Garage Warehouse sale, 2nd week, everything is 50% off including newly added items. Clothes/shoes FREE. Fri only 10-4. 1881 Country Meadows Dr. Sevierville. Huge 4 family yard sale, Thurs & Fri, 8-5. Kids, women's & men's clothes, HH items. Boyd's Crk. Rd. to Hodges Bend Rd. Follow signs.

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Our fast paced rental company is in need of team players. Must be self motivating with knowledge of basic computer programs and be willing to have a flexible working schedule from day shift to nights. Must provide exceptional customer service while conveying company objectives, complete daily procedures, meet sales goals, multi task and work well with other depts. Competitive pay & Benefits. Mountain Rentals of Gatlinburg 436-9274 Ext. 2862 or 2853. Part-time Positions, 30+ hrs. for Gift Shop & Experienced Reservationist. Flexible hours including nights & weekends. Fax resume to: 453-6160. RESORT POSITIONS AVAILABLE --FRONT DESK PERSONNEL, Friendly, customer-service oriented people for a large resort. 6am until 2pm and 2pm until 10pm shifts available. MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, General maintenance-Grounds and Certified AC Tech first shift positions. Apply in person at G a t l i n b u r g Town Square/Village Hotel at 415 Historic Nature Trail. 865-436-1008 Managed by Summer Bay Resorts. All positions : benefits, paid vacation, health, optical and dental insurance available. Competitive wages. An equal opportunity employer, Drug Free Workplace Riverstone Resort & Spa is now hiring for Front Desk Clerks & Relief Night Auditor. Apply in person at 212 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, left at traffic light #8. Sevier County is accepting resumes for the position of Water Department Assistant Superintendent. For a complete job description, contact Roger Sims at 865-774-3623. Resumes should be sent to: Sevier County Mayor's Office, 125 Court Ave., Suite 102E, Attn: Perrin Anderson, Sevierville, TN 37862. Resumes must be received by 9 a.m., August 24, 2010. Sevier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin. Sevier County is accepting resumes for the position of Information Services Technician. For a complete job description, contact Robert Grover at 865-774-3601. Resumes should be sent to: Sevier County Mayor's Office, 125 Court Ave., Suite 102E, Attn: Perrin Anderson, Sevierville, TN 37862. Resumes must be received by 9 a.m., August 24, 2010. Sevier County is an Equal opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin. WAREHOUSE & STOCK $10/hr. LID'L DOLLY'S LIGHT 4 PF

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Award winning Clarion looking for dependable customer service oriented personnel. Full time Front Desk & Night Audit Please apply in person Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-4p.m. Clarion Inn & Suites, 1100 Parkway, Gat. Hiring for Housekeeping. Apply in person. Smoky Meadows Lodge 2809 Parkway, Pigeon Forge. Houseman Needed to transport linens and supplies to various places throughout the resort. Full-time, year round position with benefits. Must have valid driver's license. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg. 865-436-6559 NOW HIRING for Experienced Front Desk Clerk. Apply in person at Red Roof Inn, Pigeon Forge. Now hiring full and part time housekeepers. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg. 865-436-6559.

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Restaurant

Blaine's Bar & Grill now hiring Kitchen Assistant Manager. Exp a plus. Please apply in person Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30 Breakfast cook needed at Buckhorn Inn located in Gatlinburg's Arts & Crafts Community. Applicants must be professional, punctual and team oriented. Call 436-4191 Cook wanted. Fast food. Grill/fryer, full-time year round. Nights, 3-11pm, Tues-Sat. Apply Famous Fries, 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Cracker Barrel is looking for friendly, enthusiastic servers who enjoy a fast-paced atmosphere. Apply in person beside Krispy Kreme. Now accepting applications for team members & shift managers. PF location. All shifts. Apply online at: apply.bojangles.com. EOE drug free workplace.

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HILLTOP CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR. now accepting all ages and also enrolling pre-K program. Call 428-2440.

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Apartments available 2BD/1BA. Pigeon Forge/Sevierville. 429-3201

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Large 1BR. Water & appliances furnished. No pets. Ref. $450 + dep. 680-3078 Mountain View Townhome apartment for rent. 2BR 1.5BA. Newly remodeled with hardwood flooring & new carpet. Located in Gatlinburg. $695 mth, 1st mth rent + security deposit required. For more information call 865-868-0449 Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm or 865-356-3015 after hours & weekends.

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FREE KITTENS: 10 wks. old, litter trained Call 865-640-7372 or 640-1104. Siberian Huskies, 6 wks. m/f $250. Shots & wormed, AKC, blue eyes. 865-908-4910.

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$550 month Some Pets

774-2494 or 386-1655 RIVERWALK - Sevierville

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Dresser, mirror, 4 Drawer chest, headboard. $399 Cagles Furniture and Appliances

453-0727

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UT Seanon Football tickets (2). Section QQ row 6. Call Frank 430-3778.

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Machinery & Tools

Lift Genie, model 1930. 160 hours. 500lb capacity. Raises 19ft. $3,000. 865-809-5434.

0563 Misc. Items for Sale

For Sale

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

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Unfurnished Apartments

2BR/1.5BA C/H, stove, frig, furn. Sevierville NO PETS, patio -$500+. 453-5079

Quiet country setting 2BR/1BA, stove, ref., D/W disposal/micro., W/D hook-up, club house/pool/picnic area 24hr. maint. Year lease, behind S.C.H.S. Great spacious place to live. Dogs ok with deposit.

TVA Energy Efficient for Low Cost Electric 1 BR/1 BA - 784 Sq. Ft. 2 BR/2 BA - 1114 Sq. Ft. $545 to $735 Screened Porches Professional Decor & Colors Washer/Dryer Connections or Use our on-site laundry Skylights & Vaulted Ceilings Some Pets Welcome Furnished Corporate Suites Available

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2 newly remodeled 3BD/2BA houses in Sevierville. Call 429-3201. 2BD Home $170 week, 1st & last. util incl. Pigeon Forge 429-2625. 3BR 2BA with 2 car garage + storage, nice yard. NEW, never occupied. Located near interstate & Hwy 66. $995 mth + dep. No pets. 865-368-6799 3BR/2BA Home, 1950 SF, sunroom, hot tub, mtn. view, secluded, clawfoot tub, $1050. 865-453-8203. 3BR/2BA House for Rent in Sevierville. $675-$850 mo. 256-4809 or 654-6042 Belle Meadows Available in Aug. 3BR 2BA w/ 2 car garage Approx. 1800 Sq ft. $1200 865-429-2962 Field Crest Subdivision 3BR/2BA w/2 car garage Large lot, approx. 1500 sq ft. $1,095 mo. 865-429-4470 For Rent-2BR/2BA, close in, PF city, $300 deposit, $500 mo. rent. 678-983-7875 or 404-392-8659. For Rent. 2BR 2BA completely furnished includes utilities. Just off Parkway in Pigeon Forge. $1,000 mo., $1,000 dep. No pets. 453-8184 Great view from this 4BR/2BA hideaway cabin in Pigeon Forge. Call 865-654-3655. House for rent off Douglas Dam Rd. Close to new Sev convention center and Dumplin Creek Dev. 2BR/1BA, no pets inside or out, landlord provides lawn maint. & monthly pest control. $650/mo, first mo + $400 damage dep. References needed, call 865-428-4752 M-F 7-4. House in Seymour: 3BR, 1BA, LR, kit., laundry room. Located on deadend street. Quiet neighborhood. NO PETS! No smoking. $600/mo. + $500 damage deposit. References required. Please call 865-577-3869.

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Sevierville 3BR 1BA w/garage. $750 mth $750 dep. 865-680-8313 Wears Valley 3 BR 2 Bath 2300 sq ft $1500 mo Lease/purchase option (865) 607-4792

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3BR/3BA Executive Condos in Sevierville, 3100 sq. ft. swimming pool, pets welcome, loaded with all amenities.

GATLINBURG TROLLEY RT. 2BR No pets. Deposit required. 865-621-3015

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Homes for Rent

Call 865-428-5161

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Homes for Rent

2 Homes For Rent: Each one 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. One is near Five Oaks Mall and the other is near the Old Mill. No pets, 1 year lease, $800/mo. Call Mark between 7:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. 865-453-5500.

Duplexes for Rent

Duplex 2BR Gatlinburg, 527 Foothill. No pets. Credit check. $575 + dep. 865-690-2766

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Unfurnished Apartments

428-5227 Apartment available new 2BD/1BA w/d hook-up. 1,000 sq ft. Sevierville. 429-3201

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Beautiful Creekside Rooms in Gatlinburg

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Rent by the week, month, or year. Furnished, plus elec., cable & w/ sewer included. Call for appt.

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Mobile Homes for Rent

3BR/2BA $500-$700/mth Boyds Creek Area No pets. 908-8629

2 & 3BR mobile homes for rent Must have refs. No Pets. Call for info

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Condominiums for Sale

2 New condos for sale--$189,000, 1,700sf Living, 2 car gar, Jacuzzi, Fpl, Hardwood, All Appl. 865-654-3667 or 865-429-5065

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Lots & Acreage

2 acres on Chester Mountain Rd. Priced at less than half of tax appraisal. $10,000 or best offer. 908-8445.

LEVEL 3/4 ACRE LOT

865-429-2962

428-3096

City water. Doubleswides OK.

Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent

.ICE(OMEs+ODAK 2BR/1BA $385

Reduced to $19,900.

Furnished All Utilities, Cable and Tax included

$100 per week 865-621-2941

DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE 428 Park Rd.

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Includes All Utilities.

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

405-2116

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Business Places/ Offices

SHOPS FOR RENT. ELKS PLAZA 968 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 865-436-7550.

NICE OFFICE WITH WAREHOUSE BAY SEVIERVILLE REASONABLE RENT

453-6289 or 548-6838 0675

Mobile Homes for Rent

3BR 2BA, Central H/A, city utilities. No pets. New Center area. $550 rent $500 dep. 865-748-1520 or 865-453-3441 Sevierville, DW 2+1, deposit $500mo, Kodak 2+2 $500, No Pets. 865-933-6544

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Homes for Sale

1BD/1BA Cabin with swimming pool at Laughing Pines on Walden's Creek Rd. $199,900. 865-548-4565. 2BR/2BA jacq tub, FP, stove, refrig, microwv, dshwshr near schools & hospital. $98,900. 865-984-0141 or 919-4023. Furnished cabin on 2.5 Acres with detached 2 car garage, workshop & hook up for motor home. Just $120,000 Call Elaine at Homes R Us 865-453-6923

RENT, LEASE/PURCHASE Owner Finance, $1250 mo. Brick, 3BR/2BA, 2350 SF. Heat/Cool BSMT, New Kitchen & Baths, Jacuzzi, Patio. Fenced Corner Lot. Near Walmart

898-7925

Mobile Homes for Sale

New Double-wides Single-wides Trades Welcome ,AND(OMEs0ACKAGES Call to Qualify

865-566-1733 16X80 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH

$19,900

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Call Joe 865-428-1978 0760 Business Properties Established time share OPC location. 305 Airport Rd, Gatlinburg. For Lease. 865-548-4565

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Motorcycles

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WHEREAS, on the 7th day of January, 2009, Jerry A. Simmerly and wife, Tina J. Simmerly conveyed to David T. Black, Trustee, the property herein described by Deed of Trust recorded in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 3264, page 17, for the purposes set forth in said Deed of Trust; and which note and Deed of Trust is payable to Foothills Bank & Trust; and WHEREAS, David T. Black, the Trustee named in said Deed of Trust, refuses or is unable to execute said trust, and Foothills Bank & Trust, the holder of the note secured thereby has appointed the undersigned, J. MICHAEL GARNER, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, by instrument recorded in. Book 3556, page 666, at the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, in accordance with the terms of said Trust Deed therein referred to; and, WHEREAS, Foothills Bank & Trust is the true and lawful owner and holder of the note secured by said instrument and has advised me as Substitute Trustee, of default in the terms of said Note and Deed of Trust: NOW, THEREFORE: BY VIRTUE OF THE POWER vested in me as Substitute Trustee, under the terms of said Deed of Trust hereinabove referred to, I will on the 19 day of August, 2010 at 10:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock A.M. at the front door of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, proceed to sell the property hereinafter described at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, free from homestead and dower and other exemptions and in bar of all homestead and rights, equity of redemption, and statutory right of redemption, the following described real estate SITUATE in the Sixteenth (16th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being all of Lot 68 of PHASE TWO of CEDAR FALLS (a Premier Mountain Resort) as the same appears on a plat of record in the Sevier County, Tennessee Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, in Large Map Book 6, page 47, to which reference is here made for exact legal description. SUBJECT to covenants, restrictions, limitations, easements and other derogations of title of record in Book 1798, page 787 at the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. SUBJECT to all matters of survey and all other notations appearing on plat of record in Large Map Book 6, page 47, both of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. THIS CONVEYANCE is made subject to all applicable restrictions, easements and building setback lines of recording. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY conveyed to Jerry A. Simmerly and wife, Tina J. Simmerly from Billy Clemmer (married) by Quitclaim Deed dated January 6, 2009 and of record in Book 3256, page 758 at the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. THIS SALE is made subject to any unpaid property taxes.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of CAROL RUTH BOLING Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 30 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of CAROL RUTH BOLING, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 30 day of July, 2010.

this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settle0955with the undersigned Legalsat ment once. This 30 day of July, 2010. (Signed) Carl Phillip Lee Executor

months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this Classifieds notice, otherwise their ď ľ A11 claim will be forever barred. 0955persons indebtedLegals All to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 30 day of July, 2010.

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By: Jerry McCarter Attorney

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By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of FRED SAWYERS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of INA LOIS SUTTON CAYLOR Late of Sevier County, Tennessee

Notice is Hereby Given that on the 30 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the EsNotice is Hereby Given that on tate of FRED SAWYERS, deceased, were issued to the the 30 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Adminundersigned by the County istration, in respect to the EsCourt Clerk of Sevier tate of INA LOIS SUTTON County,Tennessee. CAYLOR, deceased, were isAll persons, resident and sued to the undersigned by non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. against her Estate are required All persons, resident and to file the same in triplicate non-resident, having claims, with the Clerk of the above matured or unmatured, named Court within four against her Estate are required months from the date of the to file the same in triplicate first publication (or of the postwith the Clerk of the above ing, as the case may be) of named Court within four this notice, otherwise their months from the date of the claim will be forever barred. first publication (or of the postAll persons indebted to the ing, as the case may be) of above Estate must come forthis notice, otherwise their ward and make proper settleclaim will be forever barred. ment with the undersigned at All persons indebted to the once. (Signed) above Estate must come forThis 30 day of July, 2010. Carl Phillip Lee WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of ward and make proper settleExecutor Trust dated November 8, 2007, executed by TODD S QUATRO, A MARRIED MAN, conveying certain real ment with the undersigned at property therein described to ARNOLD(Signed) WEISS as same appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier Gerald No. M. Sawyers Estate County,ofon November 15, 2007, as Instrument 07064166, in Book 2954, atonce. Page 709; and This day of July, CAROL RUTH WHEREAS, the BOLING beneficial interest of Executor said Deed of Trust was last transferred and30assigned to BAC2010. HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said

debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A.,(Signed) having been appointed by as Estate of By: none Sheri Ballew Hickam Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee. FRED SAWYERS Attorney NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, Executor andJoe that T. theKeener undersigned, RECONTRUST N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, By: COMPANY, Jerry McCarter By: by virtueClerk of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 27, Estate of Attorney County 2010, 11:00 AM at the Sevier County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily At the INA LOIS SUTTONheld CAYLOR Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for By: Joe T. Keener 8-5-10 cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED IN THE By: Charles R. Edwards, Jr. County Clerk 8-12-10 SIXTEENTH (16TH) CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WITHOUT THE CORPORATE Attorney LIMITS OF ANY MUNICIPALITY, AND BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 71, OF BROTHERS 8-5-10 COVE SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION TO SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AS SHOWN BY MAP OF SAID By: Joe T. Keener SUBDIVISION OF RECORD IN MAP8-12-10 BOOK P37, PAGE 201, IN THE SEVIER COUNTY REGISTER OF County Clerk AS SHOWN BY DEEDS OFFICE, SAID LOT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED MAP AFORESAID, TO WHICH MAP SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of8-5-10 the property is believed to be

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In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control.

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

The right is reserved to adjourn the sale to another date without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above. This 15th day of June, 2010.

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(Signed) Sheri Ballew Hickam Executor Estate of INA LOIS SUTTON CAYLOR By: Charles R. Edwards, Jr. Attorney By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 8-5-10 8-12-10 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of OTHA ELMER THOMAS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 30 day of JULY 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of OTHA ELMER THOMAS, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 30 day of July, 2010.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

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Advice

Daughter feels parents get taken advantage of by aunt

Zits

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Baby Blues

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Dear Annie: I am a blessed child of two wonderful, loving people. My parents are incredibly generous. Right now, they are putting my sister through school and paying all of her expenses so she will graduate debtfree. They have helped me in countless ways, both emotionally and financially, and my husband, as well. They have custody of my cousin’s child because my cousin is a drug addict. They also help my grandfather, saying how fortunate they are to be in a position to do so. My issue is with “Aunt Liz.” Ever since I can remember, she’s been sponging off my parents. My parents are raising her grandchild, and she can’t even be bothered to baby-sit for a day. Liz used to work full time, but was temporarily on disability. When she was able to work again, she managed to lose every job she had. She doesn’t even try anymore. She just asks my parents for money. My mom is stressed about the number of people depending on her and worries what will happen when she and Dad retire. She has started refusing when Aunt Liz wants money, but Liz will go to my father’s workplace and cry until he gives in. Annie, it would be different if Liz were making an effort to become independent, but she’s not. How can I help my parents? -- Sick of It Dear Sick: Make sure your parents know how grateful you are for everything they have done for you. At the rate they are going, you may need to return the favor someday.

Meanwhile, you cannot change the choices they make, but you can encourage them to present a united front to Liz, whatever it happens to be. Dear Annie: I’m a newlywed. My wife and I get along great, but we are experiencing growing pains. She has a Facebook account, and one of her photos is what I would deem overly risque. She is dressed, but barely. As her husband, this really bothers me. I’ve told her how I feel, but she doesn’t want to discuss it. Don’t I have any say in the matter? -- Husband With No Say Dear Husband: Not as much as you think. You don’t get to dictate how your wife presents herself. However, a wife who cares for her husband takes his opinions into consideration (and vice versa) and responds in a way that shows respect for the marriage. We wouldn’t make too big a deal over this. It’s probably temporary. Your wife sounds a bit immature, but time should take care of that. Dear Annie: This is a response to “Still Cry About It,” who wasn’t sure how she’d react if the baby she gave up for adoption showed up on her doorstep after 25 years. I’d like to thank her. My husband and I adopt-

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ed an infant more than 25 years ago. She is the light of our lives. From the start, we told her she was adopted. (Although when she was little, she repeated to others that she was “a doctor.”) She does not wish to meet her birth mother, but we have given her all the necessary information to do so. I want to tell my daughter and all adopted children that what their birth mothers did took courage. It’s not the easy road, and it probably wasn’t the path her friends were encouraging her to take. She did it because she was mature enough and strong enough to do what she thought was best for her child. We would never want our daughter to judge her birth mother harshly. That woman not only allowed me to become a mother, but made me want to be the best mother because I owed it to her and the sacrifice she made. It took all of us for my daughter to become the person she is, and I am eternally grateful to the woman who gave birth to her. -- With a Grateful Heart Dear Grateful: Every birth parent will bless you for your kind words. 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.


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nation/world briefs Dangerously hot weather lingers

MEMPHIS (AP) — The best hope for a break from dangerously hot weather in Tennessee is now building in the Gulf of Mexico. A meteorologist in Memphis said Wednesday that a tropical depression is expected to move northward over the weekend, spreading rain and slightly dropping temperatures. In the meantime, it will remain abnormally hot in Middle Tennessee and in the lower valley of East Tennessee. Daily highs between 99 degrees and 110 degrees are expected through Friday in western counties, creating heat index readings as high as 116 degrees. Temperatures through Friday were expected to reach the upper 90s in Nashville and Chattanooga, mid-90s in Knoxville and lower to mid-90s in the Tri-Cities.

U.S. combat role ending this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is satisfied that United States can safely end its combat role in Iraq on schedule at the end of the month, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday after the president was briefed by his national security team and the top U.S. commander in Iraq. Obama met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, national security adviser James Jones and, by videoconference, the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno. “The president heard directly from General Odierno, who said that we were on target to complete our drawdown by the end of August. Already we have removed over 80,000 troops from Iraq since President Obama took office,” Gibbs said.

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folks who are facing premiums of several thousand dollars a year to cover their homes in areas deemed flood-prone by federal mappers. Some changes in that mapping and in the regulations that govern mortgages have meant many homeowners have found them-

selves forced to pay for expensive coverage. Ownby said all that will change when the county is accepted. That’s because currently there are only a few options for residents here to get flood insurance, with Lloyds of London one at the top of the list of companies that offer it. When the program is implemented, it will enable brokers in this area to offer

wife of Ptolemy V. It is only the second gold Ptolemaic coin ever found in Israel. The first weighed just two grams (0.07 ounces).

4 sisters, 4 babies within 4 days

A 2200-year-old coin is seen at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

CHICAGO (AP) — Four sisters from one family have each given birth within four days. That’s four sisters, four babies, four days. The same obstetrician delivered the babies of three of the sisters — 27-year-old Lilian Sepulveda, 29-year-old Saby Pazos and 24-year-old Leslie Pazos — in the same suburban Chicago hospital on Friday and Saturday. A fourth sister, Heidi Lopez, gave birth on Monday in California. Family members said the women didn’t plan the timing. Obstetrician Dr. Jean Alexandre, who delivered the three babies in suburban Chicago, calls the births “very unusual but wonderful at the same time.”

Rare 2,200-year-old gold coin found

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the coverage at a rate set by the government and far below what’s currently being paid by some local homeowners. “They are having to pay anywhere from $2,500 to $5,500 right now,” Ownby said. “For flood insurance?” an obviously shocked Chairman Jack McMahan asked. The issue of flood insurance has also affected

the old DeLozier farm on Kodak, McCleary and Rays Gap roads from A-1 (agricultural) to R-2 (high-density residential) Concept plat review n For the same property, a plan to divide 76.9 acres into 27 tracts on both sides of McCleary Road Minor plat review n Morano property, a five-lot subdivision of

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Archaeologists say they have uncovered the heaviest and most valuable gold coin ever found in Israel. The 2,200-year-old coin weighs an ounce (28 grams) and was found at the Tel Kedesh site near the Lebanon border on June 22, according to Wednesday’s statement from the antiquities authority. It said this coin is six times the weight of most others from that era. Donald Ariel, head of the antiquities authority coin department, said the coin dates back to the rule of the Iraqbased Seleucid Empire, though it was minted by the rival Egyptian Ptolemies. Ariel said the coin’s image may represent Cleopatra I, several property sales. “We know of about 10 sales that are pending now because of flood insurance,” Ownby said. During Tuesday’s session, the group voted to approve: Rezoning requests n From Donald Hite for property he owns at 111 S. Old Sevierville Pike from C-1 (rural commercial) to R-1 (rural residential) for an existing home n From Dan Smith for

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man dubbed the “Granddad Bandit” and suspected of robbing at least 25 banks in 13 states was captured Wednesday after a standoff at a home in Baton Rouge that ended peacefully, authorities said. Police and FBI agents surrounded the home Wednesday and around 3:45 p.m. walked out with a stocky, balding man with graying hair and glasses. FBI Special Agent Howard Schwartz identified the man as 53-year-old Michael Mara. He had previously been unidentified. Schwartz says Mara was arrested on a warrant for a bank robbery in Richmond, Va., but he is also suspected in the other robberies. 7.75 acres on Which-aWay Site plan review n Gregory P. Fintak, a plat of a proposed addition to one of two existing metal buildings at 1485 Boyds Creek Highway n Greentop cell tower, changes to the site of an existing telecommunications structure at 3102 Green Top Road. n dhodges@themountainpress.com

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sits now right beside a small parking lot for the church and at the edge of a wooded area, has been neglected like this. A line in the book, “In the Shadow of the Smokies,” a volume on the cemeteries of Sevier County published by the area’s historical society, offers some historical context. “This cemetery was badly overgrown when rechecked by Sue Parton (in) 1993,” the note reads. Norton is hoping good-willed members of the community will come forward to change all that. He really doesn’t have much of a connection to the graveyard, he just believes looking after the final resting places of those who have passed on before him is the right thing to do. “Somebody’s got to take that first step,” he says. “It’s the Christian thing to do.” Norton says he’d have tackled the problem years ago himself if he could have handled it alone. Unfortunately, the job has grown beyond what one man can handle. “If we had 15 or 20 people with the right equipment come up there this fall, it wouldn’t take

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The section of the cemetery in question is in the wooded area behind the open cemetery in the back left corner.

us long,” he says. Norton isn’t sure what form a resurrection for Trundles Crossroads Negro Cemetery will take. Perhaps there’s a Boy Scout who needs a

project to earn his eagle badge or a civic club looking for a project. Whatever it is, Norton just knows the important thing is that effort is put in to honor those

whose mortal remains lay under the scattering of fieldstones and carved markers. “It would really be nice to do something. We just need to get something

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