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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 280 ■ October 7, 2010 ■ ■ 75 Cents


Unhappy birthday — two DUIs


Pigeon Forge man charged twice in less than 12 hours By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer

5Last chance to see play Passion Play in Smokies winding down its season Local, Page A2

PIGEON FORGE — A local man was in jail for his birthday Wednesday after racking up two DUI charges within a few hours. Teddy Keith Campbell, of 539 Rushbranch Road in Pigeon Forge, turned

43 Wednesday. He might not have been able to celebrate much, however, because he spent most of the day in the Sevier County Jail. In the first incident, police said at least three callers had contacted dispatchers about his erratic driving. He allegedly struck another car in the parking lot outside the Five Guys restaurant at about 5:34 p.m. Tuesday and drove away. Officers found him a short distance away; his car was damaged in the wreck. Patrolman Aaron Clark gave him a field sobriety test. Campbell failed the test, and admitted to taking two Xanax pills a few

hours earlier. Campbell was taken to the Sevier County Jail, where he was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was released after posting $1,000 in bail. Shortly after midnight Wednesday, Patrolman Brad Lowe, also of Pigeon Forge Police Department, responded to a all about a wreck at the intersection of Lost Branch Road and West Mill Creek Road and found Campbell behind the wheel of the vehicle.. “Mr. Campbell’s speech was slow and See birthday, Page A4

Fire safety is elementary at Pi Beta Phi By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer

5Celebrities in the news Mel Gibson’s ex opens up about abuse in People magazine Page A6

Weather Today Mostly Sunny High: 75°

Tonight Mostly Clear Low: 45° DETAILS, Page A6 Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

Gatlinburg firefighter Amanda Ogle teaches a third-grade class about the importance of having an escape plan at home.

Obituaries Deane Williams, 73 William Lumpkins, 57 Ernest McGill, 56 Douglass Brennan, 53 Roberta Furness, 64 Ellen Englehardt, 61 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A8, 10 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Classifieds . . . . . . A10-12

Corrections Optometrist Van Moore, O.D., has his office at 1133 Fox Meadows Drive in Sevierville. Gene Price is a Knoxvillebased specialist who comes to Moore’s office in Sevierville. Moore does not have an office in Seymour. This information was incorrect in the recently Mountain Press Medical Directory. The Mountain Press regrets the errors and is glad to set the record straight.

GATLINBURG — Members of the Gatlinburg Fire Department visited Pi Beta Phi Elementary School on Wednesday to give students a lesson in fire safety in honor of Fire Prevention Week. “We come every year, and they get a five-day program,” said Amanda Ogle, Gatlinburg public education and fire safety officer. “All of the grades try on fire gear, and with each class we focus on different areas of fire safety — with the youngest, we cover the basic ‘Stop, Drop and Roll.’ It’s an hour-long presentation for each class.” The presentation for third-graders included a “personalized” smoke alarm, with Groucho Marx eyeglasses and a nose that could “smell the smoke.” Past topics for older grades have included “Watch what you heat,” which educated students on cooking hazards, and the opportunity to learn how to operate fire extinguishers properly. “We tell them that for anybody who doesn’t have a smoke alarm, the fire department will provide one and even install it. Smoke alarms are only good for 10 years,” Ogle said. “You should test it once a month, and whenever you change the time on your clock (during daylight savings), you should change your battery on your smoke alarm.” She noted that many children don’t wake up to the “beep, beep, beep” of smoke alarms because they are deeper sleepers than their parents. Because of this, families can purchase alarms that are specially programmed See phi beta phi, Page A5

PF leaders go west for sewage solutions Officials tour new wastewater plant in Murfreesboro By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — It’s a technology that could save millions of dollars, provide water in dry months for watering gardens and farms, and keep sewage odors out of the air. Not surprisingly, some Pigeon Forge leaders say its time

may well have come for the city. The local officials are facing a dire situation that demands they build a new wastewater treatment plant in the near future or risk a moratorium on new development as the current facility reaches its capacity. They’re hoping a system being used in Murfreesboro and Franklin might save the city both from that restriction on building and millions of dollars on a demand from a state department. The option they’re look-

“We have a big decision before us and I think it was very beneficial to make that trip. I think everyone was very impressed with their system. It is very clean technology.” — Pigeon Forge City Manager Earle Teaster

ing at uses new technology, including germ-killing ultraviolet light, to treat sewage to a point where it, according to officials in Murfreesboro, “meets most federal and state water quality standards for potable (drinking) water.”

That end product, which is called repurified water, is even treated with chlorine, just like drinking water, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get a gulp of it if you order a glass of water at a restaurant in the Middle Tennessee city. Still, the

end product is put to good use. According to the Murfreesboro Web site, the effluent is used on everything from private farms to a 400-acre plot the city bought for its dispersion to a public golf course. It’s also recycled in fountains, sprayed on gardens and can even be used to wash cars. All that not only means the city’s drinking water isn’t wasted on those other activities, it also saved the See sewage, Page A5

Marital bonds Wedding at Sevier jail may be first of its kind By STAN VOIT Editor SEVIERVILLE — During the wedding ceremony the bride-to-be said “I do,” the groom said the same, the couple kissed, and then he left for home and she returned to her jail dorm. Garry Gibson married Wanda Loretta Pittman this week in what some think was the first jail wedding of a female inmate in the new minimum security facility on Old Knoxville Highway. Jail Capt. Don Parton wasn’t sure about that, but it’s for sure that Garry Gibson will have to wait until December to have a real honeymoon

with his new wife. “We were childhood sweethearts,” he said of Pittman. “We got together after all these years. We talked about getting married, and when she got arrested she asked me to go ahead with it.” Pittman is in jail until Dec. 26 for violation of probation, Gibson said. She failed to attend a scheduled meeting with her probation officer, he said. Gibson, for his part, says he has never been in trouble. Pittman’s difficulties obviously didn’t stop him for marrying her. “I’ll miss her every day,” he said. “But I know I have to wait.” See bonds, Page A5


Garry Gibson and Wanda Pittman were married inside the Sevier County minimum security jail this week.

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Commercial building, hillsides to be discussed by Commission Workshop tonight at 7:30 By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer


From left, Eye2Sky band member Micah Cooper, Mark Pedro as Jesus, and Amber Rice, angel appear in a scene from Passion Play.

Passion Play in Smokies winding down its season Submitted Report PIGEON FORGE — This weekend marks the last three days of the Passion Play in the Smokies’ 2010 season. The show is being held at The Smoky Mountain Christian Village directly across Veterans Boulevard from Dollywood/Splash Country in a private, secluded setting. The production runs today through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate beginning at 6:15 p.m. Suggested donation for admission has been reduced: For adults, the suggested donation is $12 (children 12 and under

free with a paying adult, otherwise $5). If bringing a canned food item for the Sevier County Food Ministries, suggested donation is $11. A pre-show concert will be presented by Eye2Sky at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tonight, a pre-show concert featuring Passion Play soloists will be presented. The Passion Play is an outdoor production and it is recommended that attendees dress warmly with temperatures expected to be in the mid-40s. The play faithfully shares with audiences the timeless story of Jesus’ ministry, death, and resurrection, and

will bring new scenes, new sets, and new music to the new venue, as well as some familiar music and scenes from previous years. The Passion Play in the Smokies is a multisensory feast. The show’s array of sets, authentically colorful costumes, dramatic lighting, and sound design work together to bring to life the story of Christ. The production presents the talents of gifted singers, dancers, and actors, including Mark Pedro, who portrays Jesus Christ. For more information on schedules and tickets, call 640-8903 or visit:

Family of John Sellars hopes benefit will defray expenses By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer Former district attorney general John Sellars is still in Pittsburgh, Pa., awaiting surgery that could save his life. His family is hoping that his friends and other people in the community will come together Friday to enjoy a party in his honor and to maybe give a little money to help defray expenses as he continues the long wait. Sellars has been in Pittsburgh for more than two years, awaiting multiple organ transplants. He has a rare disorder that impairs the function of his liver, and at some point he will need a transplant of a new liver, stomach, pancreas and small intestine — at the same time. The process has been made more difficult because Sellars has a rare blood type; the organs must be a match for the transplant to have a chance of success. He’s also competing with patients who only need liver transplants, said his sister-in-law, Kerrie Sellars. “I can’t really give you a reason he hasn’t gotten the organs,� she said. “It’s in God’s hands.� Sellars is taking medications that help to “maintain the status quo,� she said, but his health has declined some. He’s no longer able to work. He had surgery in March to replace a shunt; it was something his doctor had been trying to avoid. He’s still married to Lori, a woman he met after moving to Pittsburgh, and she works and helps to support him, Kerrie said. “They’re very happy,� she said. “She’s very good to him.�

While it’s been a difficult wait, he’s remained in good spirits, she said. While he’s not able to make the trip down here — if he gets he call that organs are available, he needs to leave immediately for the hospital — they wanted to have a party and fund raiser here for the many people who know him and still support him. They will do that at the home she shares with his brother, Ronnie, at 1129 Douglas Dam Road in Dandridge. The event will feature bluegrass music, food and more, she said.

People who want to make donations but can’t attend can write a check to The Johnnie Daryl Sellars Trust Fund at any Mountain National Bank location, or call 453-9792 for more information. “It amazes me, the community has just been so good and so good to the family,� Kerrie said. “I thank God for where we live.� It’s something John appreciates, too, even if he can’t be here to see it, she added. “He just reiterates that over and over again to tell everybody thank you.� n

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SEVIERVILLE — The county may get its first rules for commercial building and development on area hillsides in the coming months, with the County Commission set to have a work session on those two matters today at 7:30 p.m. The group will take up two proposals, one from the county’s building inspections department and the other prepared by a special task force the commission created several years ago. The first of those seems likely to carry the least potential for striking up controversy, with the county leaders set to consider implementing a commercial building code drafted by the International Code Council. That document has already been implemented in each of the four local municipalities and by the state, which has also passed a law that those counties without such regulations will fall under its inspections. However, both County Mayor Larry Waters and Chief Building Inspector Chris Jenkins insist there’s no connection between that new state legislation and the county’s actions. “This is something that has been in the works for several years,� Waters explains. “The state has said that all counties without a building code will have to fall under these new rules and they’ll have to pay for the inspections. Fortunately, we were ahead of the curve on this issue. There are a lot of counties out there that are really wondering what they’re going to do.� Jenkins concurs, saying he was given the direction to work on a set of commercial building regulations two years ago when his department was formed. However, that directive came in a list of priorities that meant it couldn’t be accomplished until now. “We were told to set up the department and to work on a residential building code first,� Jenkins says. “The County Commission approved the residential rules late last year, so we started to move forward on the commercial code. This is the natural progression the department had to take.� To provide some continuity for builders, who otherwise might face several different sets of rules depending on where they’re doing construction, county officials have opted to approve the International Building Code as it was written. That document is used the world over for such development and is seen as the standard for the area. If the rules are approved, those looking to build a new commercial enterprise in Sevier County will have to meet certain standards for structural soundness, handicapped accessibility, and plumbing and electrical installations. In order to ensure that happens, they’ll have to submit building plans to Jenkins and allow him or his staff to inspect the construction as it progresses. If that process has been a “natural progression,� the one that is finally set to bring new rules on hillside development before the commission likely has been something

less. The effort to draft those regulations is older than Jenkins’ department, initiated by the hiring of a New York engineering firm to propose such ordinances in late 2006. A task force was formed shortly after that group released its report in May 2007 to look at the recommendations. Since then that group has passed a number of challenges, from heated debates over proposed regulations to losing its chairman with the passing of Rick Joyce to pushing its proposals to unanimous votes from each planning commission in the county. That last move was made surprisingly easily, something County Planner Jeff Ownby credits to regular work sessions that gave the Sevier County Planning Commission faith in both the process and the results. However, what will happen when the County Commission — that group’s most recent work session with the Hillsides Taskforce drew only a handful of commissioners that dwindled to just three before it ended — considers them is anyone’s guess. “I think you will have commissioners who have been involved with this process from the start who will be wholeheartedly in support of it. Then, you will have commissioners who, no matter what is proposed, will be of the mind that the county doesn’t need anymore regulations, so they’ll oppose it,� Ownby says. “It could be a real challenge to get that super majority of 17 votes that it will take to pass this.� That more than half-plus-one tally is required because the proposal would change the county’s rules. Among other things, it would dictate how close together structures can be built on steeply-sloped land, how big lots in those areas must be and how much natural screening must be left around the property. Like Ownby, Waters says he isn’t sure how the vote will go down when the matter comes up. Still, he believes there is a general feeling that there must be some action taken. “I think the growth of the county has been a catalyst that has caused people to really look at how that building is happening,� he says. “As our population has grown and as more houses have been built, you have a lot of these issues develop.� Neither of the proposals will be voted on at during the commission’s work session, nor its Oct. 18 regular meeting, with public notice rules mandating that it not come before the group until its November gathering. That further delay is likely frustrating to the members of the Hillsides Taskforce, which turned its work over to the county more than a year ago. Since that time, the document has been tweaked, taken a backseat to efforts to enroll the county in the National Flood Insurance Program, bounced for three months between planning commissions and, most recently, been shelved while waiting for a new County Commission to be ready to consider it. At different points in the process, Ownby has made different forecasts for when it would finally be taken up by the commission, each of which has proven false, though he’s confident a decision is imminent now.

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Gatlinburg Chamber hosting round-robin tennis tourney Submitted Report GATLINBURG — The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host its first round-robin tennis tournament Tuesday at Mynatt Park. The event will kick off with a tennis boot camp from 12:30-1 p.m. for new players. All proceeds from the event benefit the foundation, which funds annual school donations, scholarships, programs like the Teacher Supply Closet, professional education opportunities and more.

Registration begins at noon, and the tournament will begin at 1. after a group lesson taught by G. Webb of the Tennis Corner. The tournament will be a mixed doubles, round robin format with short sets. The cost to enter a team of two is $50, and court signs can be sponsored for $30. Those who need players for a team can call Webb at 368-3433. To enter a team or become a sponsor, call Erin Moran at the Gatlinburg Chamber at 436-4178. Event brochures can be found at the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce.

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 Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

thursday, oct. 7 Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis exercise classes 9:30-10:30 a.m., Extension office, Mondays & Thursdays in October. 453-3695.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery free meal 5 p.m. and meeting at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Kodak United Methodist Church. or 9335996.

Library Toddlers

Anna Porter Public Library toddler program for 2-3-year-olds, 10:30-11 a.m. 436-5588.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gatlinburg First Baptist. Bloodmobile.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room 850-4685.

Hot Meals

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

Right To Life

Sevier County Right to Life will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Pigeon Forge Library. 908-2689.


TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150. or call 308-1211.

Tractor Show

English Mountain Tractor and Gas Engine Show and swap meet today and Saturday at Chip’s Antiques, 3950 Newport Highway. Free vendor space available. 2548027.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508.

Autumn Barbecue

St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church barbecue dinner 6-8 p.m. $8, Tickets available from church members or by calling 4530943.

Northview Festival

Northview Primary School Fall Family Festival 6-9 p.m. Includes games, bounce house, giant slide, rock wall, dinner and concessions, book fair.

Kodak Story Time

Preschool story time 11 a.m. Kodak Library. 9330078.

Sellars Benefit

John Sellars, former local assistant district attorney, has been diagnosed with a need for multiple organ transplantation. A benefit to help with medical costs is 6 p.m. at the home of Ronnie and Kerrie Sellars 1129 Douglas Dam Rd. Dandridge. Live entertainment, food and fun, free of charge. Donations accepted now at all locations of Mountain National Bank. 453-9792.

Ogles Chapel

Ogles Chapel Community Church, Jayell Road, community yard sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday.

saturday, oct. 9 Rook Tournament

Rook tournament begins at 8 a.m., Rocky Waters Motor Inn, 333 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 233-4569.

Kindness Counts

Yard sale, auction and cookbook sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Store No. 19, Red Roof Mall, Pigeon Forge. 654-2684.

Church Craft Show

Smoky Mountain Christian Church second annual craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 125 South Blvd. Crafters wanted. 453-6031.

Church Fall Festival

Wears Valley United Methodist Church fall festival 8-3. Includes rummage sale, crafts, pottery, antiques, baked goods and lunch. 429-4412.

Church Rummage

Seymour First Baptist Church’s fall rummage sale 8 a.m. in gym. Donations of large items can be dropped off at church, or call 577-1954 for pick-up.

Free Shoes/Clothing

Free shoes and clothing given to needy families and free car wash, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain View Baptist Church, Goose Gap Road.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 8 a.m.1 p.m. Sevier Farmers Co-op, 321 W Main Street. Bloodmobile.

Yard Sale

Sevier County Right to Life yard sale 9-3 next to Rustic Furniture, Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. Donations of items accepted. 908-2689 or 9081968 for drop-off places. Individual set-up fee $15. Fall Festival fundraiser for Alzheimer’s 11-2, Wellington Place, 1020 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville. Live music, antique cars, cake walk, concessions, jewelry sale, bake sale. Donations of jewelry needed. 774-2221.

Trinity Full Gospel

Trinity Full Gospel Church, Thomas Cross Road, gospel sing 7 p.m. featuring Soul Seekers, Glory Land Travels, Danny Sizemore, Trinity Singers.

Anna Porter Public Library free showing at 6:30 p.m. of “Shutter Island.� 436-5588.

Gatlinburg Garden Club

American Legion

The American Legion Post 202 near Gatlinburg Police Department and the Gatlinburg Post Office, potluck dinner and meeting 6:30 p.m.

Lodging Association

Sevierville Lodging Association meets at 9 a.m., River Plantation Conference Center, 1004 Parkway. 908-1309.

friday, oct. 8 Church Fall Festival

Wears Valley United Methodist Church fall festival today and Saturday 8-3. Includes crafts, pottery, antiques, baked goods and lunch. 429-4412.

Yard/Craft Sale

American Legion Post 202 Gatlinburg indoor yard/craft sale 8-3 today and Saturday. Tables $15 per day or $20 for two days. Concessions available. E-mail: americanle-

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. u Anthony Alva Baldwin, 23, of 213B Maryville Highway in Seymour, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was released. u Erica Lynn Bentley, 34, of 929 Candy Tuft Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with criminal trespass. She was being held. u Frank Patrick Brownlee, 21, of 111 W. Holly Ridge in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 5 with a second count of violation of probation. He was released on $2,500 bond. u William Alan Buchanan, 49, of 916 Eslinger Court in Kodak, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Donald Anton Busha II, 29, of 1251 Old Newport Highway in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 6 with reckless driving, violation of implied consent law and DUI. He was released on $5,000 bond. u Teddy Keith Campbell, 42, of 539 Rushbranch Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 5 with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Teddy Keith Campbell, 43, of 539 Rushbranch Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 6 with a second count of DUI. He was being held. u Flores Castro, 29, of 1305 Ernest McMahan Ave. #3 in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with vandalism. He was released. u John Dale Epperson, 19, of 451 W. Mill Creek Road Lot 19 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was released. u Trina Elaine Glanton,

37, of Newport, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. She was released. u Jonathan Ray Lester, 34, of Adairsville, Ga., was charged Oct. 6 with possession of a schedule II substance. He was being held in lieu of $20,000 bond. u Delaney Edward Marcum, 25, of 406 N. Rogers Road in Seymour, was charged Oct. 5 with driving on a suspended license, seat belt law and financial responsibility law. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Jami Lynn Martin, 25, of 1125 Jama Drive in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court and violation of probation. He was being held. u Robert Alexander Mason IV, 31, of 522 Ownby Drive in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 5 with failure to appear and a circuit court warrant. He was released on $10,000 bond. u Joseph Richards Merrell, 26, of 2626 Fisherman St. in Kodak, was charged Oct. 6 with financial responsibility law, a second count of DUI and driving on a suspended license. He was being held in lieu of $7,500 bond. u Willie Bill Napier, 35, of 896b McCampbell Way in Kodak, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of pre-trial release bond conditions. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond.

u Aaron Ray Nelson, 26, of 606 Cedar Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 6 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Martin W. Reinhofer, 47, of 2235 Cole Creek Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 6 with a second count of DUI and driving while revoked. He was being held. u Matthew Stephen Rice, 30, of 2139 Highland Acres in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Misty Rose Sanders, 33, of 547 Emerald Ave. in Kodak, was charged Oct. 5 with possession of a schedule II substance and bringing contraband into jail. She was being held. u Caleb Lance Trentham, 23, of 416 Rocky Top Way in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with DUI. He was being held in lieu of $3,500 bond. u Ronald Ray Whisnant, 38, of 1024 Little Alpine Road in Seymour, was charged Oct. 6 with simple possession and violation of open container laws. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Thomas Randall White, 26, of 139 Finey Way in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was released. 5.==F 5 < 2C2?F 1 B? .F !$

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William H. Lumpkins William H. (Tank) Lumpkins age 57 of Pigeon Forge, TN went to be with Jesus on Thursday September 30, 2010, unexpectedly. He was a charter member of the Duffield Virginia Lions Club Bill was born in Manchester, Tennessee and graduated from Church Hill High School in 1971. He was employed for several years in Motel/Hotel management and was currently employed by Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolleys. He loved football, playing his guitar, singing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, William C. Lumpkins. Survivors include his loving wife, Louise Lumpkins; mother, Margie Lumpkins; sons, Todd Lumpkins, Mike DeBord and wife, Leann, Darrell DeBord and wife, Jeannie; granddaughters, Macy Lumpkins, Sara DeBord; step-grandchildren, Emily, Carrie and Joseph; sister, Bonnie Christian and husband, Alan; brothers, Eddie Lumpkins and wife, Patricia, Tim Lumpkins and wife, Sheila, Randy Lumpkins and wife, Kris; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Church Hill with Rev. Donald Hardin, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers donations made be made to American Diabetes Association 211 Center Park Drive-Suite 3010 Knoxville, TN. 37922 or to Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 650309 Dallas TX 75265-0309. Rawlings Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Deane (Ogle) Spicer Williams, age 73 of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:45 p.m. from cancer while at home under the care of Caris Hospice. She was born on November 30, 1936 in Sevierville, TN. She formerly resided in Detroit, MI in the late 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and early 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as well as Dandridge, TN for 20 years before returning to Sevierville in 2006. Mrs. Williams became a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville as a youth. She was active as long as her health permitted including having served in WMU, Keeping in Touch, and Disaster Relief ministries. She made mission trips in the later years of her life. While married to Ned S. Williams she enjoyed membership at First United Methodist Church, Sevierville, where she served in the United Methodist Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club. She was a graduate of SCHS and Knoxville Business School; she was employed as a bookkeeper in Detroit, MI and as a secretary at Southern Casting Company in Sevierville. She was a member of the Manthano Club where she served as president for six years. She was a charter member of the Sevierville Garden Club and also served as president. She often received award ribbons for her floral displays including placement in the recent October 1 competition. She was an avid gardener, cook and baker. Although she specialized in baked goods her love was cake decorating, catering and entertaining. She traveled extensively throughout Europe with her last trip being to the Holy Land. She was preceded in death by her husband Ned S. Williams, ex-husband Robert Spicer, mother Bergie M. (Whaley) Ogle, father John L. Ogle, brother Tommy Ogle, and twin brother Gene Ogle. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Spicer Foreman and William A. Foreman of Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. Spicer and Samantha Cogdill Spicer of Sevierville; stepdaughters, Susan Arnold and husband JT of Sevierville, Marcy DeLozier of Knoxville; grandchildren, Rachael Ann Spicer, Rebecca Jaine Spicer, both of Sevierville; step-grandchildren, Brandon S. and Nichole S. Foreman, Ryan C. and Lindsay C. Foreman, Amanda C. Foreman, all from the Atlanta area, Betsy (Arnold) and Jason Woods of Knoxville, Raellen (Arnold) and Greg Simpson of Knoxville, Laura (Arnold) and Mike Davis of Atlanta, Robert DeLozier of Knoxville, Ned and Claire DeLozier of Knoxville; brother and sister-inlaw, Carroll and Vonda Ogle; sister, Irene Collier; nephews, Steve and Aundie Collier, Don Collier, Brent and Ashley Collier; nieces, Kay (Collier) and John Pittman, Amy (Ogle) Branch, Jama (Ogle) and Darrin Hall, Serena Gilbert; several cherished great-nephews and nieces and great-great-neices and nephews; numerous cherished and special friends. Thank you to her caregivers Janice Rutherford and Caris Hospice for loving and caring for our mother and showing her your love. You have been invaluable to us. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville with Rev. Jerry Hyder and Rev. Bruce Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Pigeon Forge Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Florist: Flowers By Melissa

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Dorothy Kobierwoski, Catherine Stockage, Marie Landkamer (Jim), all of Philadelphia; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her many friends and extended family from The Incredible Christmas Place and Markhill Village. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her honor to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 144 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home.

Roberta D. Furness, 64 of Sevierville, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. and Kent, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at UT Medical Center due to complications from Alzheimer â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. She was of Catholic faith and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her most beloved father Dan Oberholtzer and mother Hazel (Harris), brother Montie Oberholtzer, and mother and father-in-law Stella and William J. Furness, Sr. She is survived by her best friend, caretaker, and husband of 43 years William J. Furness, Jr.; daughter Patricia Couture of Sevierville; son n Master Gunnery Sergeant William J. Furness USMC and Ellen Englehardt wife Nanae of Okinawa, Japan; Ellen Englehardt, 61 of grandchildren MacKenna and Sevierville, passed away sudCastle Couture, Thomas and Lisa Furness; sisters-in-law denly in her sleep at home on Jean Oberholtzer of Kent, OH, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. She was a devoted moth-


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slurred. His eyes were droopy, his body movements were very slow, and he had great difficulty with his balance when I had him exit his vehicle,â&#x20AC;? Lowe wrote. Campbell subsequently failed his field sobriety tests, and was returned to the Sevier County Jail, where he was being held on a second charge of DUI. He was still being


held at the jail Wednesday afternoon. Deputy Chief Larry McMahan, who oversees the jail, said that the jail require a minimum four-hour stay for people who are allegedly under the influence when they arrive at the jail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually what happens is they bring somebody in and they hold them a minimum of four hours.,â&#x20AC;? he said. Campbell was brought in shortly after his arrest and was released at 10:30

In Memoriam

Ernest Dale McGill

Ernest Dale â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slowrideâ&#x20AC;? McGill, age 56, of Gatlinburg, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. He was preceded by his father Ernest Frank McGill and grandson Skyler Storm Stinnett. Survivors include his mother, Jeannette McGill; children, Susan Marie McGill-Armstrong and husband Terry R. Armstrong, Donald McGill, Kevin Loveday, Jordan Griffin, Brandon Stinnett, Naomi McGill and Amanda Floyd; sisters, Cookie McGill and Steve Phillips and Chasidy, Sissy McGill and Catman Teasley; brother, Scott McGill and wife Danielle; several grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to benefit the family to Atchley Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. David Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Oldhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

In Memoriam

Douglass Eugene Brennan

Douglass (Doug) Eugene Brennan, age 53 of Gatlinburg, TN, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at his residence of a massive heart attack. He was the son of Richard and Martha (Dick and Marty) Brennan. He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Brennan and grandparents William and Anita Brennan of CA, and Richard and Mary Houser of Gatlinburg. Everybody was his brother. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his Loving wife Kaye Brennan; sons, Jacob of Pensacola, FL and Jonathan of Gulf Shores, AL; wonderful daughters-in-law, Elisabeth and Rachel; devoted sister-in-law Faye McKinney (Kayeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s twin) and husband Dave McKinney; grandchild Cruz; step-children B. J. Withrow and Leann; stepgrandchildren Ciera, Lily, Schaeffer and Griffin. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

er and wife and the light of her grandchildrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives, Alexandra, Bethany, Christian, Amelia, Ella, Adam Jr. and Nicholas. She is predeceased by her father, George Smithberg and her granddaughter, Madison, and survived by her husband, Dennis, her sons, Gregg, Adam and James and their families, her mother, Sonia Smithberg, her sister Toby Hascheck and numerous nieces and grand

nieces. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Friday at Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens for graveside service and interment. Pastors Ron Arnold and Richard Bowman will officiate. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Atchleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Smoky Mountain Chapel, Pigeon Forge.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee presidential search panel narrowed its list of 71 applicants to 15. An e-mail statement Wednesday identifies them as Mercy Health Partners executive Jerry Askew; UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor Joe DiPietro; University of Florida dean Steve Dorman; Murray State University President Randy Dunn; Bank of Ripley executive and state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh and Johns Hopkins University dean Yash Gupta. Others on the list are UT nuclear engineering professor Howard Hall; UT Martin instructor and researcher Rhonda Jones; Battelle Memorial Institute consultant Robert McGrath; West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission chancellor Brian Noland and former Wayne State University


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folks of Murfreesboro millions of dollars, much like it could do here. That’s because at the end of the last century, the city was told by officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) that it could no longer dump treated wastewater into the west fork of the Stones River, which runs through the city. Instead, TDEC was going to require that Murfreesboro install a 30-mile-long pipeline to transport the liquid to the Cumberland River. The work would have kicked the tab up by millions of dollars and been cost-prohibitive, leaving city leaders’ hands tied about how they would deal with the need to expand the wastewater plant from 8 million gallons a day capacity to 16 million. As they pondered solutions, they finally settled on the repurification system. Officials in Pigeon Forge are facing a situation so similar that it could literally just be rewritten with only a few names changes. Playing the part of Murfreesboro is Pigeon Forge, a city that has seen booming population growth in recent years and needs to at least double the size of its wastewater treatment plant. TDEC officials, getting wind of the plans to expand


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The wedding took place in the jail’s chapel. The Rev. Benny Flynn, whom Gibson has known all his life, agreed to perform the ceremony. It was a short service, and soon after it was over Pittman — now Wanda Gibson — was sent back to her women’s dorm area in the jail. The only people present for the wedding were the couple, the preacher and a jail officer. When she is released she’ll come to live with Gibson in his home in Sevierville. He rents it from his wife’s brother, and it’s next to her elderly mother’s house. She’ll be close by to tend to her mom, who is 81. “Wanda is loving, warm, caring and pays attention to everything and everybody,” Gibson said. She has kicked her addictions from years past, he said, and gotten her life straightened out. “She shows me love every day,” said Gibson, who is on disability. Until she’s released, he’ll visit her for the one hour a week that visitation is allowed. She buys phone calling cards from the jail commissary and will use them to call him as much as possible. Visitation often

President Jay Noren. Also, former U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. John Regni; Inflexis LLC executive Thomas Starnes; University of Colorado-Denver chancellor emeritus Roy M. Wilson and UT College of Medicine interim dean J. Lacey Smith.

Man convicted in clerk slaying

customer was forced to stay inside the business. Johnson was shot in the leg and arm in an exchange of gunfire with two Knoxville police officers. Johnson also was convicted of two counts of attempted murder.

Money topples from armored car

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of murder in the shooting of a store clerk at Knoxville Center Mall. The Knoxville jury of eight women and four men Wednesday convicted 44-year-old William Johnson after just an hour of deliberation. He was charged in the October 2008 shooting death of 29-year-old Reno Mens Wear clerk Ahmed Nahl. Authorities said Johnson was upset at a tailoring job and demanded a refund. During the dispute, a

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it seemed to fall from the sky in Indianapolis. Police say three bundles of money fell off the back of an armored car Wednesday near an intersection in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. A car hit one of the bundles and sent bills blowing into the breeze. Witnesses tell The Indianapolis Star about 10 people stormed through traffic into the intersection to fill their arms with cash. Two others stopped to help collect the money and guard it until police and

the plant, demand that the city build a pipe to carry the treated water to the French Broad River, a 12-mile trip that will jack the price of the project up by millions of dollars. The only difference here is that the West Fork Stones River has been replaced by the West Prong Little Pigeon River as the waterway that has been deemed no longer suitable to handle the effluent. With the similarities, it seemed only natural that Pigeon Forge officials would turn to Murfreesboro for some guidance on their situation. That’s why all five members of the City Commission, City Manager Earlene Teaster and Public Works Director Mark Miller made the trip to Murfreesboro last week. They toured the plant with Ron Blanton, who manages it for the city, and came away impressed with what they saw. “We have a big decision before us and I think it was very beneficial to make that trip,” Teaster said this week. “I think everyone was very impressed with their system. It is very clean technology.” That cleanliness was very important to the group because the word is something of a synonym in the wastewater business for odorless. While the technology currently used by Pigeon Forge and most other treatment systems can create some unpleasant smells, those who took the

trip to Murfreesboro were impressed by the lack of that problem there. “I think that was a big consideration for the commissioners because, no matter where you go in Pigeon Forge, you’re going to be right next to businesses and attractions and houses,” Miller explained. “At Murfreesboro, right across the little creek from the plant there is a subdivision where there are $600,000 and $700,000 houses. Ron Blanton told us he’s never had a single complaint about the odor.” Apparently much of the reduction in the smell can be traced to the fact the technology does some of the dirtiest work in contained areas, rather than out in the open. Still, it also relies on some of the old processes like allowing the wastewater to sit in huge outdoor vats for long periods of time. That the system produces water that can be dispersed through irrigation could be both benefit and complication in Pigeon Forge. For the summer months, there’s no question it would be an asset because the time of the year when there are more tourists in the area producing more wastewater coincides with the hottest, driest season. However, in the winter there is a question about how the water could be used, with the state restricting it being sprayed when the ground is frozen and

is through a TV monitor rather than in person. To purchase the license for the wedding Gibson had to get his wife to sign the paper,

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September sales are slightly up

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans kept spending carefully last month, buying electronics and BELLEMONT, Ariz. back-to-school clothes (AP) — Two tornadoes touched down in northern but holding back on Arizona early Wednesday, luxuries. Erratic weather derailing 28 cars of a parked freight train, blow- and tepid economic ing semis off the highway news dampened sales, and smashing out the win- according to data dows of dozens of homes. released Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors’ The first tornado hit SpendingPulse, which Bellemont — west of includes transactions Flagstaff — around 5:30 in all forms including a.m. Wednesday and the second touched down east cash. But pockets of growth of the small community a during the five weeks short time later. between Aug. 29 and Fifteen homes in Oct. 2 point to a modBellemont were so badly estly more robust damaged that they were holiday season this year uninhabitable and the than last. estimated 30 people who Clothing sales rose lived in them were evacu3.8 percent, driven by ated. Authorities were children’s and family setting up a shelter at midmorning Wednesday, clothing, which includes teen retailers, as stores said Coconino County Sheriff’s Office spokesman offered back-to-school discounts. Gerry Blair

with parents’ voices, strobe lights (for the hearing-impaired) or motion activators for beds. The importance of a fire escape home plan, for which the fire department also provides assistance, is stressed to the students as well. With the Kids Fire Safety House, a mobile camper-sized house, children get a hands-on opportunity to see hazards at home and learn what to do in case they see or smell smoke of if a smoke detector is activated. Fire safety education isn’t just limited to one week each year, however. “We try and reinforce messages over and over again, as much as possible, throughout the school year,” Ogle said. n

cannot absorb it as readily. using,” Teaster said. “They here.” And that’s far from the feel like this would be a only question yet to be great system for us to use n answered as city leaders move forward with the project. For instance, they’re still not even sure where the facility will be constructed, with the options including LIVE MUSIC leaving it in its current spot BBQ & Country Cookin EVERY MON. or moving it to a number TUES. THURS. MON @ 6 PM: Guitarist Pat Corn of other properties being and SAT. TUES @ 6 PM: Music by Clint & Friends considered. NIGHT AT THURS @ 6 PM: Music by Hurricane Ridge 6pm. Additionally, work is still SAT @ 6 PM: Music by Clint & Friends ongoing to determine how the huge bill will be paid. 2334 Newport Hwy (4mi. past Sevier Co. High) “We are still working on different funding methods,” 865-453-5150 Teaster said. “We are looking at the municipal bond Thank you Sevier County for Supporting program and the state’s my business for the last 13 years. revolving loan fund, as well as some other sources.” Still, there’s at least a glimmer of good news in the possibility that 12-mile pipeline to the French Broad might not be necessary. “TDEC has told us they’re very well-pleased with the technology Murfreesboro is

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Election panel to meet today

The Sevier County Election Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at the Voting Machine Warehouse, 1145 Dolly Parton Parkway. The panel will lock and seal the Election Day provisional ballot boxes, review voter registration forms and discuss any other items to come before it.



Right To Life to conduct yard sale

Sevier County Right To Life yard sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Schroeder Log Home Supply on Wears Valley Road. Items may be donated to Right to Life or families may rent a space of their own for $15. For information contact Ursula Beckmann, 908-2689. Items may be dropped off at the Republican headquarters on Bruce Street in Sevierville from 10 a.m. to noon today, or by 3 p.m. today or Friday at the pavilion across from Holy Cross Church in Pigeon Forge.



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Troops can get e-mailed ballots NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Military voters in Tennessee and Kentucky who are overseas during the Nov. 4 election can now get their ballots by e-mail and track their ballot online under new federal voting requirements. The Military and Overseas Empowerment Act that passed last year requires all states to provide timely and electronic access to voter forms to help reduce the time it takes to get absentee ballots from military and overseas voters.

Both states have large military populations. Fort Knox is about 25 miles southwest of Louisville, and Fort Campbell straddles the TennesseeKentucky state line and currently has almost 20,000 soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Election officials in both states say the changes are more convenient for troops who previously had to wait sometimes weeks to get ballots by mail while stationed overseas. Voters still have to return marked ballots by mail.



According to February 2009 report by the Overseas Vote Foundation, more than half of surveyed voters in 2008 who tried but could not vote were unable to because their ballots were late or did not arrive. Mark Goins, the coordinator of elections in Tennessee, said he has heard local officials say they have gotten positive responses from troops about the e-mail ballot option. “They really did like the ease of doing it,”

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Sugarlands to host concerts

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will offer two concerts of oldtime mountain music at Sugarlands Visitor Center on two Saturdays in October. On Saturday, Lost Mill String Band will perform from noon to 1 p.m. At 1:15 p.m., Sparky and Rhonda Rucker from Maryville will hit the stage. On Oct. 23, the concert will feature Keith Watson and Ruth Barber of Boogertown Gap performing at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.



Hospital volunteers schedule fundraiser

Volunteers at LeConte Medical Center will hold Touch of Class, a benefit luncheon, fashion show and silent auction, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at RiverStone Resort & Spa. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased prior to the fundraiser at LeConte Medical Center Gift Shop or LeConte Volunteer Thrift Shop (441 Parkway) or by calling 446-8400. Proceeds will go to the volunteers’ pledge to the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation campaign for LeConte Medical Center. LeConte Medical Center opened in February.



Blood drives set in two locations

Medic Regional Blood Center bloodmobile drives: n Today, Gatlinburg First Baptist Church, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. n Saturday, Sevier Farmers Co-op, 321 W Main St., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Nation quote roundup “I’m a Republican so if I did anything, I’d do it, I guess, as a Republican. I’m totally being serious because I can’t stand what’s happening to the country. First time I am being serious about it. That doesn’t say I’m going to do it.” — Donald Trump, mulling a bid for the presidency in 2012

“(Mel Gibson) would’ve killed himself many times if he wasn’t Catholic. .... He’s afraid of hell.” — Oksana Grigorieva, former girlfriend of the actor

“This is really a case between Judge Camp and his wife. It’s not about Judge Camp being a judge. It’s about him being a husband. It is not a case about judging. It’s a case about judgment.” — William Morrison, who tried several cases before Atlanta Judge Jack Camp before becoming his attorney. Camp faces charges involving drugs and prostitution

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This day in history Today is Thursday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2010. There are 85 days left in the year.


Locally a year ago:

President George W. Bush speaks this evening at Sevierville Events Center at a conference put on by Phil Waldrep Ministries. Local folks including officials in local politics, are left off the list for an event that won’t be at all political. Bush will remark on his faith and how it affected his presidency.


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On Oct. 7, 1910, a major wildfire devastated the northern Minnesota towns of Spooner and Baudette, charring at least 300,000 acres. Some 40 people are believed to have died.

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Insurance official to discuss Medicare

Kim Ward, a state health insurance representative, will be at the Sevier County Senior Center at 1 p.m. Friday to discuss changes to Medicare and give a Part D update. She will be available to answer questions. For more information call 453-8080.

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he said. State primary elections that occurred later in the year made it difficult for some states to comply with the law’s requirements to make general election ballots available to military and overseas voters at least 45 days before the election. But both Kentucky and Tennessee have early primary elections and both states were already meeting that requirement under state laws, election officials said.

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In 1949, the Republic of East Germany was formed. In 1991, University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments when she worked for him; Thomas denied Hill’s allegations. n

Ten years ago:

Vojislav Kostunica took the oath of office as Yugoslavia’s first popularly elected president, closing the turbulent era of Slobodan Milosevic. n

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The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief, Mohamed ElBaradei. n

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“If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality.” — Walter Gropius, German-American architect (1883-1969).

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Oksana Grigorieva

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva says she feared for her life and thought the Academy Award winner might kill her during a fight earlier this year. T h e 40-yearold musician also Grigorieva tells People m a g a zine in a story published Wednesday that she did not leak audio purportedly of Gibson in a series of racist and misogynistic rants. Grigorieva offers her account of a January argument during which she claims Gibson hit and choked her.

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Basic laws of economics now repealed It’s raining! I don’t like it! Why hasn’t Congress passed the Good Weather Act and the Everybody Happy Act? Sound dumb? Why is it any dumber than a law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which promised to cover more for less money? When Obamacare was debated, we freemarket advocates insisted that no matter what the president promised, the laws of economics cannot be repealed. Our opponents in effect answered, “Yes, we can.” Well, Obamacare has barely started taking effect, and the evidence is already rolling in. I hate to say we told them so, but ... we told them so. The laws of economics have struck back. Health insurers Wellpoint, Cigna, Aetna, Humana and CoventryOne will stop writing policies for all children. Why? Because Obamacare requires that they insure already sick children for the same price as well children. That sounds compassionate, but — in case Obamacare fanatics haven’t noticed — sick children need more medical care. Insurance is about risk, and already sick children are 100 percent certain to be sick when their coverage begins. So if the government mandates that insurance companies cover sick children at the lower well-children price, insurers will quit the market rather than sandbag their shareholders. This is not callousness — it’s fiduciary responsibility. Insurance companies are not charities. So, thanks to the compassionate Congress and president, parents of sick children will be saved from expensive insurance — by being unable to obtain any insurance! That’s how government compassion works. In 2014, the same rule will kick in for adults. You now know what to expect. This is just the beginning of reality’s backlash. President Obama promised that under his scheme no one will have to change medical plans, but some 840,000 Americans are already left without coverage because their insurer, the Principal Financial Group, decided to leave the market. “(T)he company’s decision reflected its assessment of its ability to compete in the environment created by the new law,” The New York Times reports (http://tinyurl. com/2c8fnqr). “Principal’s decision closely tracks moves by other insurers that have indicated in recent weeks that they plan to drop out of certain segments of the market ... .” Last week’s bombshell was that McDonald’s may drop coverage for its 30,000 workers unless the Obama administration waives some rules. The central planners of the Obama administration decided in their infinite wisdom that all insurers should spend at least 80 percent to85 percent of their revenues on patient care, a mandate aimed at minimizing administrative costs. It’s natural to assume that higher patient-care ratios are better for consumers, but there’s no proof of that. Health economist James C. Robinson explained years ago that “medical loss ratios” are just an accounting tool and were “never intended to measure quality or efficiency. ... More direct measures of quality are available.” The Wall Street Journal reports: “Insurers say dozens of other employers could find themselves in the same situation as McDonald’s. Aetna Inc. ... provides (similar) plans to Home Depot Inc., Disney Worldwide Services, CVS Caremark Corp., Staples Inc. and Blockbuster Inc., among others, according to an Aetna client list.” McDonald’s may get a waiver, but I like the Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon’s take on that: “Sorry, but I don’t find it comforting that Obamacare gives HHS the power to waive these regulations on a case-by-case basis. Power corrupts. We’ve already seen HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius use other powers granted her by Obamacare to threaten insurers who contradict the party line.” In a letter to the trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans, Sebelius wrote there would be “zero tolerance” for companies that attribute “unjustified rate increases” to Obamacare. “Simply stated,” she wrote, “we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections.” In other words: “We have repealed the basic laws of economics. Insurance companies must now give people more but not charge them for it. If you do charge more, you must not tell your customers why. Shut up, obey, and don’t complain. We are your rulers.” — 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.


The ayes have it New electronic voting by County Commission a positive step The idea of having electronic voting for County Commission meetings is a good one, a chance for the commission to move into the 21st Century with a process of recording votes beyond merely raising hands or voicing yes or no. Most votes taken by the commission are unanimous, in favor of the motion. Sometimes the votes are divided, and whether it’s three or 13 voting against something, the public ought to be able to know quickly and accurately what the division in votes was. Unless a roll call vote is held, it may be hard to know for sure, and without a roll call vote the clerk may or may not record in the minutes exactly who voted in what way on a particular motion. The minutes of a government meeting are the official record of that meeting. As such they ought to record specific votes when those votes are not unanimous. People have a right to know how each commissioner voted on a more controversial measure. The electronic voting

process may answer those questions, as long as the clerk actually records the specific votes in the minutes of the meeting. The new method of voting will be tested today during a practice meeting. It will be used for the first time at the commission’s Oct. 18 meeting. The results of any vote will be displayed immediately, making things easier for the audience, the clerk taking the minutes and the public through reporting by the newspaper. It’s not necessary for five-member governing bodies such as city councils and school boards to have such an electronic voting system. It’s easy to know who voted for what motion, and most governing boards require a show of hands or voice vote anyway. As long as the minutes record how a split vote went down, the public is served and the need for an elaborate voting method like the one adopted by the C0unty Commission isn’t necessary. County leaders have been debating the new system for a while.

“Hopefully it’s going to be a better system for us,” County Mayor Larry Waters says. “I think it’s going to be a positive not just for the commission but also for the citizens of the county. It will provide that accurate record that folks can go back to when they want to know how a vote went.” The $19,000 electronic voting system gives each commissioner a remote control that will allow them to register everything from their presence to their desire to address the board to their preferences on the issue at hand. Those votes will be tallied by the program and displayed on video screens. County officials say the new equipment means commissioners won’t know how the others on the panel are voting until the end when it’s shown on the screen. That may lessen the influence some commissioners can have over others. Another good thing. Attend today’s practice meeting or the Oct. 18 regular meeting to see the new system in action.

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Public forum Gatlinburg’s Parkway parking enforcement dismays visitors

Editor: While vacationing, we recently had the pleasure of visiting Gatlinburg. It was early, about 8:30 a.m., and we were headed for the Pancake Pantry on the Parkway. There were a number of vehicles parked on both sides of the street and we took an open space and likewise parked. After a short wait, we were seated and ordered our breakfast. Before our food was delivered, the hostess announced that, if we

were parked on the Parkway and in order to avoid a ticket, we would have to move our vehicle as no parking was permitted after 9 a.m. We searched up and down the Parkway for signage to that effect, thinking we had missed it. Seeing none, and observing a female police officer issuing a citation across the street from where we parked, we decided to move on. Maybe this is knowledge held by the locals, but not shared with the visitors. In any event, in the midst of our meal we had to depart the restaurant, find remote parking several blocks away (a pay-to-park city facility), walk back to

the restaurant to resume our meal. Shame on all: The City for not having posted the signage that would permit visitors to abide by the (unpublished) law, and the restaurant for not having asked before we were seated (they claimed it was not their fault). It was the City’s fault for not restoring signage removed when road work was being done (no sign of such work in progress when we visited). We really would have enjoyed our day much more had we not been hassled by such an apparent lack of consideration for visitors. Thomas and Kelly Stum Orlando, Fla.

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Local golfers finish up at state tourney By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor MANCHESTER, Tenn. — A tough front nine at WillowBrook Golf Club took Pigeon Forge senior golfer Chase McCown out of the running for the TSSAA A/AA State Golf Championship Wednesday, but a back nine filled with moxie from the two-time Sevier County boys champ got him back to a respectable 16th-place finish by day’s end. “I don’t think the 82 (he shot today) was a goal, but I believe he was proud about how he came back,” PF golf coach Chad Owenby said following the conclusion of the tournament. “(And) I’m proud of him for the way he battled and held the round together.” McCown was 8-over at the turn but fought

“I don’t think the 82 (he shot today) was a goal, but I believe he was proud about how he came back. I’m proud of him for the way he battled and held the round together.” — Pigeon Forge coach Chad Owenby on junior golfer Chase McCown

through the last nine holes playing more like himself to end the round just 10-over with an 82. Owenby said some bad luck and snowballing problems caused McCown’s difficulty in the early part of the round. “He got off to a tough start. He got a bogie on the first hole, and the next hole he’s got about a 6-foot par putt down-

Chase McCown, PF

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hill and he just (barely) missed it. It rolled past and he missed coming back up.” McCown ended up with a seven on the par four. “It snowballed on him a little bit,” Owenby said. But, ever the competitor, McCown battled back, kept his composure and finished the round with a respectable score of 157 for the two-day tourney. And, with a long time until next golf season,

Owenby expects the junior will be back better than ever as a senior in 2011. “I expect him to just work hard and be an even better golfer than he is now,” Owenby said. “I think he can play with anybody. “I think he’ll be a fine player next year, and I know he’s going to play four more years in college.” Alcoa junior Grant Daugherty won the tour-

nament with a two-day total of 144 par golf. Pigeon Forge sophomore girls’ golf ace Sunni McAllister finished up her first trip to the state in 48th place after two rough days in a row. McAllister shot 108 both days for a combined 216, well off the amazing pace of state champion Sophia Schubert, a freshman from CAK that shot a 145 for the tournament. But coach Owenby said

McAllister’s experience at the tournament can help her game by leaps and bounds. “I’m proud that she made it down here, it was a very good learning experience for her,” Owenby said. “She’s got a lot of potential, so this is her first big tournament like this and this game’s pretty hard when you’re under pressure. “She hit some very fine golf shots this week, but she hit some that aren’t her typical game. She played well at times and poor at times, and that’s just what happens under pressure.” Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders senior Garrett Barnett shot a second-day 88, an improved score from his previous day’s 94, to finish the tournament in 63rd place.


PF Tigers not panicking By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer

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Former Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) throws a ball during a recent practice in Foxborough, Mass. New England traded the seventime Pro Bowl wide receiver to the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, where Moss began his NFL career. NFL GRIDIRON

Farve finally connects with Moss By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — When Randy Moss first came to Minnesota 12 years ago, he electrified a stagnant franchise and immediately turned the Vikings into Super Bowl contenders. Now the Vikings need him to do it again. The New England Patriots traded the seventime Pro Bowl receiver on Wednesday, giving Moss the exit he expected all along and sending him back to the place where he became a superstar. “He is a tremendous competitor and was an integral member of the Vikings organization,” Vikings coach Brad Childress said in a statement. “Once again, ownership was completely supportive of our efforts to add a valuable football player to our team. I know the entire organization is thrilled to welcome him back to the Twin Cities.” ESPN and reported the Patriots will receive a third-round draft pick. The Vikings play at the New York Jets on Monday night, and they are only 3-1/2 weeks away from an Oct. 31 game in Foxborough

against the Patriots. “In this business, there are complex and often difficult decisions, but it is my responsibility to make them based on what I feel is best for our football team, in both the short term and long term,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have coached Randy Moss and aside from facing him as an opponent, I wish him the very best for the remainder of his Hall of Fame career.” Moss will go from catching passes from Tom Brady in New England to hauling in Brett Favre’s throws with the Vikings, who desperately needed a downfield threat after Pro Bowl receiver Sidney Rice had hip surgery in August. The Vikings began the year with championship aspirations after reaching the NFC title game in January. But they have lost two of their first three and Favre’s passing game has struggled to get off the ground with Rice and Percy Harvin both struggling with injuries. The Vikings failed to trade for disgruntled Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson earlier this season, and Favre has said he would like to see another big receiver added to

the roster. The Vikings and owner Zygi Wilf delivered in a big way Wednesday. Favre openly campaigned for the Packers to acquire Moss when Oakland put him on the trade block in 2007. The Patriots ultimately ended up parting with a fourth-round pick to pry Moss away, and Favre privately fumed at the swing and miss by the Green Bay front office. The Packers shipped Favre to the Jets in 2008 and he signed with the Vikings in 2009. Now, Favre and Moss have finally been united. Moss was a first-round pick of the Vikings in 1998 and spent his first seven seasons in Minnesota, where he emerged as one of the most exciting playmakers in the league. He was traded to Oakland in 2005, where he languished for two years before being revitalized in New England. Moss is in the final season of a three-year, $27 million contract. He caught 574 passes for 9,142 yards and 90 touchdowns in his first stint with Minnesota, bursting onto the scene in 1998 by catching deep throws from Randall Cunningham and helping a record-breaking offense reach the NFC title game.

PIGEON FORGE — It will be a battle of Orange-and-Black Tigers this Friday night when the Pigeon Forge gridiron gang looks to rebound from last week’s 27-24 heartbreaker at Knoxville Carter with a trip to Meigs County High School. And it won’t be just the names and the uniforms of the teams that are similar. “We had a heartbreaker (last week against Carter), but at the same time Meigs County had a heartbreaker last week when they got beat in double overtime by one of their rivals, Sweetwater,” said fourthyear Pigeon Forge head football coach Lee Hammonds. “So both teams are coming off disappointing losses, so it’s going to be the team that can regroup and get focused on Friday night. “What you are going to see Friday night are two very similar football teams, two real similar offenses with a lot of the same plays, and two similar defenses with alignments and a lot of the same responsibilities. We’ve got two teams with a lot of the same.” Meigs County (2-5) holds a 2-1 lead in the all-time series between the two clubs, although Pigeon Forge (2-4) won last year’s battle by a 20-13 final. The Tigers, already missing workhorse junior running back Chase Travis with a high ankle sprain, had more reason for concern when sophomore wildcat Kaleb Black suffered a knee injury in last week’s battle with Carter. But after a couple days of rest, the swelling went down and Black has been a full participant at practice this week. “It took him a couple days to get over it, but by Monday he was ready to go again,” said Hammonds, following a sharp Wednesday practice. “It’s not hindering

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Pigeon Forge fullback Michael Lombrana (30) drags several Green Hornets defenders for a big first-half gain last Friday night at Knoxville Carter. The Tigers lost a heartbreaker, 27-24.

him, he’s not limping, he’s not gimp on it and he’s been out there this week full speed. It’s just a strange kind of thing.” With Travis out, the local Tigers will continue to rely on sophomore running back Patrick Barbieri, who led Pigeon Forge with 147 yards and two TDs on 26 carries last week at Carter. “Patrick has run the ball well ... and the more he experience he gets, the better he gets,” said Hammonds. “He’s got good vision and sees the holes well.”


MLB playoffs begin with early games Roy Halladay tosses 2ndever postseason no-hitter

Cruz, Molina homer to support Lee against Rays

By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cliff Lee pitched seven impressive innings and Nelson Cruz and Bengie Molina homered off David Price, leading the Texas Rangers to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening game of the AL playoffs. Lee matched a postseason best with 10 strikeouts Wednesday while allowing five hits — one after the second inning. During one dominating stretch, he retired 16 of 17 batters before giving up Ben Zobrist’s homer in the seventh. Lee improved to 5-0 in six career postseason starts. He went 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA in five starts for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009, including 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA against the New York Yankees in the World Series. The Rangers ace lost to the Rays three times during the regular season, however the AL East champions were no match for the left-hander this time. The Rangers stopped a nine-game postseason losing streak that began in 1996.

PHILADELPHIA — Roy Halladay has thrown the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series on Wednesday. Halladay, who threw a perfect game at Florida on May 29, dominated the Reds with a sharp fastball and a devastating slow curve in his postseason debut. The All-Star righthander allowed one runner, walking Jay Bruce with two outs in the fifth, and struck out eight. Don Larsen is the only pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter. He threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series against Brooklyn.

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Woman’s surgery to prevent more children upsets some



Baby Blues

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Dear Annie: I am a 25-year-old woman with two daughters. I became pregnant with my oldest when I was 20, but the relationship with her father fizzled. My current husband is a loving father and a good provider, but he comes from a troubled background, and we decided it was best to have only one more child. Both of my daughters had complications during delivery and almost died. We’re blessed to have them, but I felt a tubal ligation was the right thing to do. People often ask me if I’m planning to have more children. When I politely respond, “No, I’ve had a tubal,” they frequently make negative comments, asking why I did that or why didn’t my husband get a vasectomy. I’m tired of explaining the pain of almost losing my daughters at birth, and quite frankly, I do not regret my choice. But I get so angry when people assume I did something selfish. How do I deal with their remarks? -- Tired of Hearing It Dear Tired: You are giving out way more information than necessary. It’s nobody’s business if you plan to have more children, if you’ve had a tubal, if your husband has had a vasectomy or anything else. When they ask if you are planning to have more children, plaster a big smile on your face and reply, “Why do you need to know?” If they are rude enough to persist, tell them that is a private matter between you and your husband. Dear Annie: I’m a 23-year-old transsexual man, and my mother is

actively sabotaging my life and transition. I came out to her six years ago, and despite my trying to keep the lines of conversation open, she has been making every effort to stop me. She has outed me to employers, which eventually resulted in me losing my job. I’ve spent the past six months attempting to find employment while living under her roof to save money. This results in arguing and tears at almost every turn. I know she loves me, but this has to change. My savings account is dwindling, and I am at the end of my rope. It’s a little late to go back in the closet, and I will not de-transition just to make her happy. How can I make her realize that by trying to get her daughter back, she’s completely alienating her son and ruining my life? I’m completely stuck, with nowhere else to go. Please print this so parents of transgendered people will understand that they can seriously impact their children’s lives in a negative way. I’m hoping my mother reads this, because nothing coming from me gets through to her. -- Carl, not Carol Dear Carl: While your mother is not handling this well, please try to understand how upsetting and confusing your situation is for her.

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PFLAG ( has a transgender support group that can offer some pointers for talking to your mother and helping her accept your decision. In the meantime, look for any job and start saving your money. You need to find other lodging as soon as possible. Dear Annie: This is in response to “California,” a breast cancer survivor who resented the constant expectation that she talk about her illness. I am a 6-year breast cancer survivor, and I wear this badge with honor. I volunteer with the American Cancer Society and am proud to be a “Reach To Recovery” volunteer who calls newly referred breast cancer patients to talk about my experience and to share hope. But I understand how “California” wants to be seen as more than her illness, and I have a solution for her. When people ask if my health is good, I smile and say, “Yes, thank you,” and then immediately turn the conversation onto them. I ask how they’ve been, showing genuine interest, and remark on how good, healthy or fit they appear. People love to talk about themselves. -- Vermont Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, 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

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The Mountain Press ◆ Thursday, October 7, 2010 FRESHMEN GRIDIRON

Smoky Bears freshmen win big over Eagles Seymour JV answers with a 12-0 shutout of SCHS JV

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Seymour’s Madison Coker (8), right, puts a shot past SCHS’s Sydney Duncan (15) in a match at Sevier County on Sept. 14. PREP VOLLEYBALL

Lady Eagles fall to Jeff County JEFFERSON CITY — The Seymour Lady Eagles volleyball team traveled to District 2-AAA rival Jefferson County on Tuesday night and came away with a disappointing four-set loss to the Lady Patriots. “Everyone from Jeff County was in a good mood as it was Senior Night for their team,” said Lady Eagles coach Ed Irvin, following the loss. “Their team started out strong and took the first game 25-17, but we regrouped for a 25-19 win in the second set,” But that wasn’t enough to stop the Jefferson County

momentum, and the Lady Pats took the final two sets by 25-23 and 25-21 finals to win the match in four games. “We simply were outplayed most of the evening,” said Irvin. “We have Sevier County coming to our gym (6 p.m. tonight), so I hope we are better prepared mentally, or we will be in for a long evening.” Seymour junior Nicole Warner led the Lady Eagles (25-13 overall, 5-4 in District 2-AAA) effort with 12 points and 10 digs, and sophomore Sarah Stoffle added 19 sets and four assists in the loss.

The Sevier County High School Smoky Bears freshmen and junior varsity gridiron teams split a pair of contest with county rival Seymour Eagles this week. The Sevier County freshmen team won big by a 34-18 final that wasn’t that close, but the Seymour junior varsity squad got some redemption by hanging a 12-0 shutout on the Smoky Bears team. In freshmen action: Sevier County fullback Logan Brett got the scoring started with a 10-yard tromp to paydirt that made it 7-0 following Dustin Sutton’s PAT kick, the lone score of the first quarter. SCHS quarterback Luke Manning made it 14-0 Bears with a 49-yard aerial score to receiver Chris Allen in the second quarter. Seymour cut it to 14-6 with running back Tanner Sise’s second-quarter run to the end zone, but Manning answered for the Bears with a 15-yard TD run of his own to make it 20-6, the score at intermission.

Photo courtesy of Dave Lenox

Logan Brett (12), left, finds a huge hole for a good gain against the Seymour Eagles defense. Manning kept the points going in Sevier County’s favor with a 56-yard INT return to paydirt in the third quarter, making it 27-6 after another Sutton PAT kick. Manning put up the final Sevier County points of the night with a five-yard strike to Allen early in the


King’s Academy Lady Lions drop 4-1 decision to Rhea County The King’s Academy Lady Lions soccer team was dealt a 4-1 loss by a tough Rhea County team on Tuesday night. The Lady Lions (7-7) were outshot 19-10 on the night, and TKA goal keeper

Faith Bowling could not keep enough Rhea County balls out of the net all night despite making eight nice saves in the loss. Rhea County jumped to a 1-0 lead by the end of the first half on a McKayla

Travis goal off an Ashley Sisk assist. Rhea County went up 2-0 early in the second half on another Travis from Sisk connection. Sisk made it 3-0 with an unassisted goal moments

later. TKA’s Kelsey Pratt cut it to 3-1 with a goal off a Kelly Schmidt assist, but Rhea County answered with another Travis from Sisk score to make it the eventual final.

fourth, making it 34-6 after Sutton’s kick. Seymour answered with two fourth-quarter TD runs by running backs Jerrod Newberry and Larry Kennedy to make it the eventual final. Sevier County’s Austin Sides intercepted a Seymour pass late in the

fourth to shut down another Eagles scoring drive. In JV action: Seymour took the 12-point shutout win after running back Kevin Taylor scored on a four-yard dive in the second quarter and a 35-yard sweep in the third quarter for the game’s lone points.

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1BD Furn Apartment, all Util incl. $525mo + $200 dam dep. 712-6166 or 712-6727 1BR Furnished Apt. No pets. Very nice. Refs. required. $150 wk + $400 dam. dep. Call: 428-2190 Fall Special, Reduced: Creek Place Eff. Studio w/util. $100-$145 weekly/monthly. Clean, Trolley Rt. 436-2115, 865-567-9232. GATLINBURG- TWO, 2BDR Apts- view, UTIL. INCLD, No Pets, Dep. 865-621-3015 Walk to Parkway, Large 1 or 2 Bedroom/1 Bath, Furn or Unfurn, Washer & Dryer, Only $200 Dep. Call 865-789-1427


Homes for Rent

1 BDR in Cosby beside Park, very private, $350 Mo. $350 Dep. Call (423) 487-3505 1100 Sq. Ft. House. 1 BR + loft. Beautiful view in Pigeon Forge. $800 mo. 865-696-6900 1BD/1BA log cabin. Long-term lease. $800 furn $500 unfurn. 865-850-1103 2BR/1BA Kodak $600 mo first, last and deposit. 933-3657 3 BDR/ 2 BA Newer home, great location in Sevierville. Great room, large laundry room, $850 Mo. 1st & last month + $400 Damage Dep. 202-9340 5BD/3BA handicap access. $1500 furn, $1000 unfurn, long-term lease. 865-850-1103


Homes for Rent

3 BR 3 BA 2,000 sq. ft. w/attached oversized garage on one acre, Douglas Lake community with boat launch $975 mo. 865-776-4491. 4BD/4BA Cabin for rent, Sev near Conv Ctr. Game room, jac, hot tub. $1000 mo. 865-940-1162, 865-382-1981

2-3BR, 2BA,Homes near Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek Elem. Garage, deck, fenced + other extras. $750-$900 + deposit

865-428-5212 Furnished 1-BR/1-BA cabin on Rocky Flats Road, Sevier County, $500.00 per month, utilities not included. First and last month's rent in advance. References required. Inquiries to 423-748-1420 or 865-217-9619. G'burg, 2 BDR/2 BA House near Trolley. W/D included, $700 Mo. Call: 436-0144 or 239-826-5303. Heart of PF. 3BD/1.5BA, $800 mo. No pets. Credit check & references. 865-335-3191

Homes & Apts. $640-$1000 mo.

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People Seeking Employment

2 lady crew would like to do house cleaning/office cleaning. 865-300-5787

Classifieds ď ľ A11

Seymour Area 2 Bedroom Duplex, 1.5 Bath, Central Heat & Air, W/D Hook-up, No Pets. Call 453-7842

Games Farm Market

CHAMBERS FARMS now picking Half runner beans $25 bushel, Rattlesnake beans $25 bushel, Field tomatoes & cucumbers. Ambrosia Sweet Corn. Picking Turkey Craw, Lewis Stringless Beans Monday and Peanut Beans next Wednesday. 423-318-2908 www.chambersproduce.webs. com





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WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on August 29, 2006, by Richard M. Yake and Cindy L. Yake to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, under Book No. 2613, Page 78-93, (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee Signature Block to read: Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee Residential Funding Company, LLC Its Attorney in Fact; and WHEREAS, Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee by Residential Funding Company, LLC Attorney-In-Fact , the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner and Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, October 28, 2010, commencing at 2:00 PM at the steps of the Main entrance of the Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: Situate, Lying and being in the Fifth (5th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, and being Lot 2A of the Re-Subdivision of Lots 2 and 3 of the Lee Cardwell Subdivision as shown on the map of record in Map Book 5, Page 100, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin on the Northwestern line of the right of way known as Lee Cardwell Circle common corner to Lot 1, said iron pin located 478.01 feet from the intersection of Lee Cardwell Circle and Middle Creek Road; thence leaving Lee Cardwell Circle and with the line of Lot 1, North 66 deg. 35 min. 46 sec. West 203.65 feet to an iron pin, common corner to Lot 2; thence leaving Lot 1 and with the line of Lot 2, North 33 deg. 43 min. 43 sec. East 126.72 feet to an iron pin in the line of Lot 3; thence leaving Lot 2 and with the line of Lot 3, South 44 deg. 35 min. 56 sec. East 99.61 feet to an iron pin common corner to Lot 3 and Lot 5; thence leaving Lot 3 and with line of Lot 5, South 65 deg. 43 min. 25 sec. East 129.77 feet to an iron pin on the edge of Lee Cardwell Circle; thence leaving Lot 5 and with Lee Cardwell Circle South 49 deg. 08 min. 48 sec. West 94.79 feet to the point of Beginning, as shown on survey by Timothy J. Wallace, RLS No. 1758, PO Box 5278, Sevierville,, TN 37864, dated 05/16/1999, bearing Drawing No. 990153 Being the same property conveyed to Richard M. Yake and wife, Cindy L. Yake, by Warranty Deed from Donald E. McFalls and wife, Melissa A. McFalls, dated 12/10/2002, recorded 12/10/2002, in Book 1576, Page 747, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Together with a 10 foot utility easement over and across Lot 2, the approximate Southern boundary being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin at the right of way of Middle Creek Road a common corner to Lots 1 and 2 of the Lee Cardwell Subdivision, said point of Beginning being further located 175 feet, more or less, from the point of intersection of Middle Creek Road with Lee Cardwell Circle; thence from said Point of Beginning and being the approximate Southern boundary of a 10 foot utility easement South 66 deg. 36 min. 01 sec. East 76.24 feet to an iron pin being the approximate Southwestern corner of the above described property.

The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, this sale shall be subject to the right of redemption by the T ENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TAX ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, pursuant to T.C.A. 67-1-1433(c)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Book 3398, Page 617; Book 3575, Page 206. Notice of the sale has been given to the State of Tennessee in accordance with T.C.A. 67-1-1433(b)(1). SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: J.S. Eledge and Iva Grace Eledge OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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Homes for Rent

2 BDR/ 2.5 BA

W/D, stove, refrigerator, central Heat & Air, $800 MO. + Sec. Dep. Ref & Credit Check No Pets (865) 453-4028 or (865) 771-5043


Condominiums for Rent

Gatlinburg Executive Condo

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NO PETS 865-712-5238 Large 1 BDR/1 BA in Seymour Area. Water & Sewer, $450 Mo. $275 Dep. No pets. (865) 654-2519

NEW HOMES FOR RENT $650-$1,000 Monthly

865-850-3874 Sevierville-DW, 2BD/1BA. No Pets. Ref. $500 + dep. 865-933-6544

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

Call 865-428-5161


Duplexes for Rent

Near the River! 2BR/1BA duplex New carpet/ vinyl $525.00 per mo. 865-429-2962



Rooms for Rent

Gatlinburg/Dudley Creek

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

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Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent Furnished, all Utilities, cable, tax included $100 per week Rooms with Kitchens $120 per week

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Rooms for Rent


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Business Places/ Offices

Modern Commercial SpaceBusy rd Pittman Center near Jayell 5 units Negotiable for more than 1. 525 + utilities. 30x20 Call Bill 865-654-9001

WHO YA GONNA CALL? If you have a problem with the delivery of your morning The Mountain Press, please call the Circulation Department at 428-0748, ext. 230 & 231 Monday - Friday and your paper will be delivered to you on the same day. Newspapers from calls after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays you may dial 428-0748 extensions 230 & 231. If complaints are received between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., papers will be delivered the same day. Newspapers from calls received after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. This applies to in-county home delivery only. Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Daily Newspaper

865-850-3874 Nice Office with Warehouse Bay. Sevierville Reasonable Rent 453-6289 or 548-6838 Restaurant For Lease Pigeon Forge 260 Seats (865) 567-0933 Retail space for rent. $1200 mo. approx 900 sq ft. Next to very active retail shops on Dolly Parton Pkwy. 865-868-0449. SHOPS FOR RENT. ELKS PLAZA 968 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 865-436-7550.


Mobile Homes for Rent

3BD on private property. 3 mi from waterpark. $650 mo. Call 865-428-5204 3BR on Upper Middle Creek. $500 mth $300 security dep. No pets. 453-2648 3BR/2BA No Smoking, No pets. Kodak area. 865-216-2939 KODAK 2 Homes, 3+2 $500, 2+1 $400. + dep. No pets. Ref. 865-933-6544.

3BR/2BA $500-$700/mth Boyds Creek Area No pets. 908-8629 Price's Camper Lot's For Low Income For Rent (865) 654-8702 Small mobile home. Private, shaded lot. Suitable for 1 person. Stove, Refrig, W/D. Rent $325. 1st, last & damage dep. ($975) to move in. 428-4642





Homes for Sale

2 New homes 3 BR 2 BA, double garage, one on large level lot in Grandview, $149,000. On on nice lot Murphy Farms close in. $157,000. 654-6505 or 654-8184. 2BR/2BA jacq tub, FP, stove, refrig, microwv, dshwshr near schools & hospital. $98,900. 865-984-0141 or 919-4023. Best Buy in Boyd's Creek area. Need to sell quick. 2yr old brick rancher, full unfinished basement, 3BD/2BA, 2 car gar, lots of extras, convenient & great location. Minutes from Sevierville Events Ctr, Seymour, Sevierville & S. Knoxville. Priced below market at $215,000. Excellent financing available to qualified buyers. 423-506-6978.


Condominiums for Sale

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


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Cars for Sale

1966 Chevrolet Elcamino, All original $5,500 (865) 908-0584 or (865) 850-3846.



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All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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