The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 289 ■ October 16, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 75 Cents
Cosby woman still missing after fire
By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer
5Snapping the streak Seymour sets sights on snapping scoreless streak vs. South-Doyle Sports, Page A8
COSBY — The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has not determined the fire that destroyed the home of Theresa
McMullin, and is still searching for the missing woman. The fire happened Sept. 12, and at the time authorities feared McMullin was in her home when it happened.
They have not been able to account for her whereabouts since that day, but at this point Sheriff Ron Seals said they haven’t found eviSee Woman, Page A4
No ID on victim of Tuesday blaze By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — As of late Friday afternoon, authorities still had not confirmed the identity of a body found at the scene of a house fire on Timberlake Circle.
Sheriff Ron Seals confirmed an autopsy was performed on the remains, but he said authorities were waiting on medical records needed to confirm the identity of the body. See ID, Page A4
One hurt in wreck
5Neighborhood upset over flag March planned over woman’s display of Confederate flag Nation, Page A4
Nina, Pinta, but no Santa Maria Replicas of Columbus’ ships in Chattanooga; will come to Knoxville Page A3
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Sevierville City firefighters and Sevier County Ambulance EMT/Paramedics move the female passenger for transport after a T-bone-type accident at the intersection of Veterans Boulevard and Dolly Parton Parkway Friday afternoon. A Nissan Maxima and Ford Ranger were involved in the wreck with the female passenger, who’s door was removed with the jaws of life tool, being the only person transported by ambulance.
County to appoint new clerk Monday
Tonight Clear Low: 39°
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By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
Obituaries Lynn H. Davis, 76 Neal Soutra, 73 Mary Ruth Whaley, 70 DETAILS, Page A4
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Youth enjoy activities in The Hangar, the new student recreation facility at Pathways Church in Sevierville, which will have its grand opening Oct. 29-31.
Pathways Church celebrates new facility By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Sevierville’s Pathways Church has grown so much in the past two years — its congregation has nearly quadrupled — that the need for extra space, especially for its younger members, was crucial. During Oct. 29-31, the church will host the grand opening of The Hangar, its new children and student facility. A ribbon cutting is set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the facility, located at 1126 Wagner Drive. A fall festival will be held there from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 31. “It’s designated for the youth of our church,” said Tracy Colbert, church administrative assistant
who also served as youth minister for seven years. “It has video games and pool tables, and both floors have a theater room. We wanted to make it really comfortable and creative. We needed more space, and kids are important to the church as a whole.” Pathways emphasizes the physical health as well as the spiritual health of their younger members, offering the program “Kids Fit” for first through fifth graders. “They do sit-ups, relay races and hula hoops — things that keep them active,” Colbert said. “We also have ‘superheroes’ like the Incredibles, Batman and Spiderman that come in and play sports with the kids.” Colbert has been attending the
church since its first service in 1995. It began holding its services as the Seventh Adventist Church, then moved to the Sevierville Civic Center. It has been in its current building since May 2008. The congregation now consists of around 1,100 members. Construction of The Hangar started just eight months ago, Colbert said. “This was a three-year (financial) commitment that we call our ‘All In Campaign,’ where everybody’s going all in and doing whatever God asks us to do. Everybody in the church has really stepped up.” n firstname.lastname@example.org
SEVIERVILLE — The long wait to see who will serve almost two years as the county clerk is almost over, with the County Commission set to make that appointment when it meets for the first time at 6 p.m. Monday in the courthouse. The group will receive its Steering Committee’s recommendation that Chief Deputy Clerk Karen Cotter, who has been filling the job since County Clerk Joe Keener left it in late August. The floor will also be opened for other nominations and recommendations in a process described by state law. The matter is the last item on the group’s agenda, which is likely good placement considering the discussion may take a while. That conversation is expected to start with Steering Committee Chairman Phil King announcing his group’s unanimous endorsement of Cotter, who has worked in the office for more than three decades and is now serving her second stint in the top job. She was appointed by the full comSee Clerk, Page A4
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Community Calendar Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Items must be submitted at least five days in advance. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. To place an item phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.
Saturday, Oct. 16 SCHS Reunion
Sevier County High School Class of 2000 reunion, 6-10 p.m., River Plantation, 1004 Parkway in Sevierville. $50 couple, $35 person. E-mail to email@example.com or visit Facebook.
Church Yard Sale
Henderson Chapel yard sale, rain or shine, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 453-0152.
Yard sale to benefit Wearwood Elementary eighth-grade trip, 9-3 at Bear’s Valley Antiques ’n Flea Market, next to BP station. Donations of items accepted at school. 8985408 or 774-5500.
Hobo supper 6 p.m., Gists Creek Baptist Church. $5. 428-7346, 441-4057 or 908-2770. Proceeds benefit youth mission.
Market Harvestfest, 8 a.m.noon at Alamo Steakhouse parking lot on Highway 321. Live music, costume contest for dogs at 10 a.m., pumpkin painting, Indian corn, bakery items and seasonal foods.
Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245. n 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Father’s House, 139 Bruce Street, Sevierville.
Original Smoky Mountain Jubilee Quartet in concert 7 p.m., Riverbend Campground. Free.
Love Your Neighbor
Love Your Neighbor Day needs volunteers. Meet at 8 a.m. at Big Lots to spend the day working on repairs to homes of six different families. 604-4088 or www. live-it.tv.
Hills Creek Baptist
Hills Creek Baptist Church pastor appreciation spaghetti dinner and singing 5-7 p.m. with auction to follow. Dinner is $7 for ages 19 and up, $5 for ages 6-18.
Reunion of former employees of Electro-Voice, 3-7 p.m. at Mountain Star Lodge, 1309 Dolly Parton Parkway. Covered dish meal 5 p.m. 453-2593.
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church soup/ chili/bean supper and silent auction 5-8 p.m. $6 for 12 and older, $4 for children 4-11. Proceeds benefit local missions.
Benefit singing for Dot and Carolyn Ball, 7 p.m. Conner Heights Baptist Church, with Ray Ball, Locust Ridge, Destiny Band and Ron Seals.
Thomas Ogle USD
Thomas Ogle USD 1812 meets 2 p.m. at the King Family Library.
Pigeon Forge Extreme Cloggers perform at noon and 2 p.m. at The Huckleberry Patch, 575 Proffitt Road, Gatlinburg. Hot dogs, baked goods for sale. Proceeds used for perfomance trip. 323-8771.
Yard/bake sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gatlinburg First United Methodist UMW for Missions. Includes cookbooks, crafts, dishes, jewelry.
Appalachian Bear Rescue Mountain Hoedown 7 p.m., Mills Auditorium, Gatlinburg. Cash Bar 6 -7 p.m.; dinner and dancing 7 p.m.; silent auction. $50. 300-7978 or e-mail to AppBearRescue@ gmail.com.
Original Smoky Mountain Jubilee Quartet in con-
cert 7 p.m. Riverbend Campground. No admission charge.
Sunday, Oct. 17 Middle Creek UMC
Homecoming, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. Covered dish lunch to follow service. 216-2066.
Shape Note Singing
Annual Dollywood shape note singing 2 p.m. Tickets can be picked up at the gate from David Sarten for those singing. 428-0874.
Pro Life Speaker
Pro-life advocate Brandi Lozier speaks at 6:30 p.m., Freedom Harvest Church, Grand Majestic Theater in Pigeon Forge.
Shadow Ridge Bluegrass Band at 9 a.m. worship service, Kodak United Methodist Church, 2923 Bryan Road.
Flea Market Fellowship
Flea Market Fellowship 8-9 a.m. inside Great Smokies Flea Market, W. Dumplin Valley Road. Speaker, Krista Atchley.
Sims Chapel Singing
Bradley Family from North Carolina will sing at 6:30 p.m. at Sims Chapel Baptist Church, Sims Road. 7650678.
Glades Lebanon Singing
Singing with Faith Trio, 10:45 a.m., Glades Lebanon Baptist Church. 659-3443.
Pigeon Forge Junior League basketball clinic for grades 1-6, 2-5 p.m., middle school. Registration 1:30. $20 per player. To preregister call 654-2105.
Old Time Gospel
Faith Trio singing 6:30 p.m., at Old Time Gospel Baptist Church, Sugarloaf Lane, Seymour.
Monday, Oct. 18 Weight Loss Surgery
Smoky Mountain Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery Support Group at LeConte Medical Center meets 6:30-8 p.m. in classrooms. 2509354 or e-mail at Nsg4Him@ aol.com.
Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 11 a.m.-5 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.
Women’s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace Women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 436-0313. n 1 p.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church, Chapman and Boyds Creek n 6:30 p.m., Gatlinburg Call 436-0313 for location
Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church, 407 Henderson Road, Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.
Bariatric Surgery Support Group will no longer meet at Echota Resort Clubhouse. 453-6841 or 712-3287 for location.
Scott Inman in concert 7 p.m. Riverbend Campground. Free.
Pi Beta Phi RIF
Reading Is Fundamental Day, Pi Beta Phi Elementary. Students choose free book. 436-5076.
u Jennifer Lynn Holmes, 34, of 3695 Sims Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 14 with violation of probation. She was being held. u Shawn Lynn Jackson, 32, of 3420 Katy Hollow Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 14 with driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility law, traffic violations and speeding. He was released on $500
Medic blood drive noon-6 p.m. at Food City, Kodak.
Tuesday, Oct. 19 Relay For Life
Relay For Life of Sevier County will meet today at The Inn at Christmas Place; committee at 5:30 and team captains at 6:30. Anyone interested in participating in Relay For Life is welcome to attend.
Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245
Celebrate Recovery free meal 5 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Kodak United Methodist Church. Visit crkodak.com or 933-5996.
Women’s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Ski Mountain Road. 436-6434 for location n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC
Great Smokies Chapter DAR meets 10:30 a.m. at home of Julia Mitchell, 417 Alderman Road. Mitchell to present musical program. www.greatsmokiesdar.org.
Al-Anon Family Group meets 11 a.m. Pigeon Forge UMC. 428-7617 or 680-6724.
American Business Women’s Association meets at Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. Networking 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner for $13. Lori Brandel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-4642.
Kenny Evans in concert 7 p.m. Riverbend Campground. Free.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 Alzheimer’s Benefit
Citizens National Bank is hosting a Christmas Shopping Bazaar to benefit Alzheimer’s Association from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., next to CNB’s Main Office at 130 W. Bruce Street in Sevierville. Event includes gift-wrapping. Melissa Huffman (865) 429-7907 for more information. All proceeds to benefit Alzheimer’s Association.
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.
Women’s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Sugar Tree Road, Wears Valley. 428-4932, n 9 a.m. Wellington Place. 429-5131
TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.
Arthritis exercise classes 9:30-10:30 a.m. Extension office, Mondays and Thursdays in October. 4533695.
American Business Women’s Association meets at Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. Networking 6 p.m. followed by meal and meeting.
Relay Yard Sale
BankEast Relay For LIfe team holding multi=family yard sale starting at 8:30 a.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 1120 Vista Drive, Seiverville (turn at Weigels on Parkway and follow signs). Rain or shine.
AARP Safety Classes
AARP driver safety classes noon-4 p.m. today and Friday, Senior Center.
Evening With Arts
Democrats Yard Sale
Sevier County High School Fine Arts Department presents “Evening with the Arts” variety show, 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 stu-
Sevier County Democratic Party yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 1655 Rivergate Drive, Sevierville.
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bond. u Charles Lucky Pierce, 34, of 2079 Maples Branch Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 14 with driving on a suspended license. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Joann Patrice Taylor, 27, of Bryson City, N.C., was charged Oct. 15 with a child support warrant from general sessions court. She was being held.
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.
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Sevier County monthly Old Harp singing 7 p.m. Middle Creek United Methodist Church. 428-0874.
Arrests Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Brent Andrew Cunningham, 30, of 661 Turkey Nest Road in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 14 with DUI. He was released. u Erick Romeo Escoto, 32, of 209 Riverpark Way #2201 in Sevierville, was charged oct. 14 with traffic violations and DUI. He was released on $2,200 bond. u David Warren Evans, 57, of 129 W. Pain St. in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 14 with theft of property. He was released on $500 bond. u Robert Charles Freret, 26, of Dandridge, was charged Oct. 14 with DUI and financial responsibility law. He was being held in lieu of $3,500 bond. u Ronnie Dean Gresham, 40, of 924 Palmer Court in Kodak, was charged Oct. 15 with public intoxication. He was being held in lieu of $750 bond. u Jason Michael Holborn, 38, of 278 Ingle Hollow Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 15 with assault. He was being held.
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Casada, GOP settle in libel case By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE — House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada and the state Republican Party have been dropped from a libel lawsuit after agreeing to a settlement with a former Democratic candidate. David Dunaway, the attorney for the former candidate, said Friday that he could not disclose the terms of the settlement. But he said Knoxville Republican state Rep. Stacey Campfield remains a defendant in the case. Dunaway filed the lawsuit on behalf of Roger Byrge, who lost his House bid in 2008, because Campfield falsely stated on his blog in the weeks before the election that the Democrat had a criminal record. “Word is a ... mail piece has gone out exposing Byrges multiple drug arrests,” Campfield wrote in the October 2008 blog post. “Including arrests for possession and drug dealing. (I hear the mug shots are gold.)” Campfield, who is vacating his House seat to make a bid for the state Senate, said in a sworn statement earlier this year that he was just repeating what he had heard from Casada, who in turn said he didn’t expect the allegations to be blogged about without being researched further. “I only reported what Casada told me,” Campfield said in the statement. “I believed the statements about (Byrge) were accurate and truthful at the time when they were published.” He later found out that the arrest record belonged to Byrge’s son, according to the statement. Byrge filed a $750,000 libel lawsuit against Campfield after losing the election to Republican Rep. Chad Faulkner of Luttrell. Faulkner lost his re-election bid in the GOP primary in August.
Knox deputy can work, can’t carry firearm KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Knox County sheriff has allowed a jailer to remain with the department despite the accidental shooting of a friend. Sheriff Jimmy Jones said Lake Lowry, 23, returned to duty Wednesday, but will not be allowed to carry a gun, reported The Knoxville News Sentinel. Lowry has an excellent work record in his two years with the department, Jones said. “That’s why he was afforded the opportunity to stay on,” Jones said. “It’s discipline with a little compassion.” The incident that brought about the decision occurred Oct. 8. Investigations by a sheriff’s detective and the department’s Office of Professional Standards concluded Lowry and his wife were with another couple with whom they were friends when the deputy was asked not to get into their vehicle with a loaded pistol. The newspaper quoted the OPS investigation file, which said Lowry began to unload his pistol, which was in a holster. The pistol discharged and the bullet passed through the front passenger seat, striking Beverly Nicole Bradley, 26, in the left hip.
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The replica ships Nina and Pinta travel upstream on the Tennessee River toward downtown Chattanooga on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. The “Age of Discovery” ships will be available for tours at downtown Chattanooga’s waterfront each day until Nov. 2.
Replica of Nina, Pinta sail into Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Replicas of two of the ships that explorer Christopher Columbus sailed to discover the Western Hemisphere are docked in Chattanooga. The Nina and the Pinta sailed up the
Tennessee River on Thursday as a crowd along the riverfront watched. Eight-year-old Hunter Landreth told the Chattanooga Times Free Press they “sort of look like pirate ships” and he really likes
pirates. The ships are open for paid tours Friday through Nov. 2. They will then sail upstream to Knoxville.
Recalled frozen peas may contain glass fragments BELLS, Tenn. (AP) — The Pictsweet company in Bells is recalling some packages of frozen green peas and mixed vegetables because they may contain glass fragments. In a Friday news release, the company said the packages were distributed to Kroger stores in the southeast United States and Walmart stores throughout the United States. Recalled are: n Kroger 12 ounce
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Text to wrong number gets sex charges in return ROGERSVILLE (AP) — Was that ever a wrong number. A text message accidentally sent to a police officer’s cell phone brought sex charges against a Rogersville man. Sullivan County Sheriff’s Capt. Keith Elton says 39-year-old Sterling Elmer Davidson accidentally sent a text message to a sheriff’s department cell phone and the officer responded, claiming to be a 17-year-old girl. Elton says Davidson
asked for sex and there were photos involved in the texting. Detectives set up a meeting last month, using text messages, and arrested Davidson when he showed up at a store where he expected to meet a young girl. Davidson was arrested Thursday after a grand jury returned an him on charges of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means.
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Obituaries In Memoriam
Lynn H. Davis Lynn H. Davis, age 76 of Seymour, died Thursday, October 14, 2010. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. For many years, he was an officer with Brownlee-Kesterson Construction Company in Knoxville. He was active in civic organizations and cancer support groups. His parents were the late Ulis and Nola Mize Davis. He was pre-deceased by a grandchild, Rae Lynn Davis, and his mother-inlaw and father-in-law, Roy E. and Nannie Atchley Ingle. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ingle Davis, of Seymour; son, Neil B. Davis and wife Teri, and their children Mitchell and Hope, of Alcoa; and son, Scott S. Davis and wife Tara, and their son Preston, of Knoxville. His siblings are Alvin R. Davis and wife Wanda, of Sevierville; Vaughn K. Davis and wife Janice, of Seymour; and Lorraine D. Gibbs, of Sevierville. Several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to East Tennessee Childrenâ€™s Hospital, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010. The family acknowledges the excellent care provided by doctors Cooper and Hatcher, and Hospice of UT Medical Center. Funeral service will be 6 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, with Rev. Floyd Powell officiating. Eulogy will be given by Jim Ragonese of UT Medical Center. Music will be provided by the church choir with songs written by Mr. Davis, with a special reading by Dwight Maples. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Middle Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865, (865) 577-2807. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Neal Soutra Neal Soutra, 73 of Kodak, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., lived many years in Massachusetts and Florida and retired in Kodak. He had owned his own floral shops. Neal was a pre-school Sunday School Teacher at Kodak United Methodist Church. Survivors: wife, Sheryl Soutra of Kodak; daughters, Carla Soutra, Corey Soutra of Massachusetts; son, Scott Soutra of Massachusetts, Kent Soutra of Florida; 16 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild. The family will receive friends from 2 â€“ 3 p.m. Saturday at Kodak United Methodist Church with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m., the Rev. Rowland Buck officiating. Interment will follow at Henrys Crossroads Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Kodak United Methodist Church building
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dence that points to foul play. â€œThe fire right now is of undetermined origin,â€? Sheriff Ron Seals said. â€œThe case is still being investigated as a missing person case.â€? After firefighters determined there were no remains in McMullinâ€™s home on Shady Gap Road, investigators and volun-
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Dispatchers were notified of the fire at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, but the structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. They were unable to enter the home until the blaze was extinguished; the trailer burned to the
fund, 2923 Bryan Rd. Kodak, TN 37764. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. Condolences may be offered at www.lynnhurstchapel.com
Mary Ruth Whaley Mary Ruth Whaley, 70, of Jefferson City, formerly of Sevier County, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at St. Maryâ€™s Medical Center. Survivors: daughters, Angela Lindsey of Washington State, Kay Lindsey of Jefferson City; sons, Larry Lindsey and wife Judy of Mascot, Jeff Lindsey and wife Tudi of Knoxville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Beech Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Herb Coffey officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to oneâ€™s choice of charity.
teers searched the rugged area around her home but were unable to find anything. She has not contacted friends or family, and authorities were concerned because she uses an oxygen tank due to a medical condition. For now, Seals said, authorities have no new information on her whereabouts. â€œThereâ€™s nothing to point anywhere,â€? he said. n email@example.com
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Annie Chambers Caddell stands outside her home in Summerville, S.C., on Thursday.
Neighbors to picket womanâ€™s display of Confederate flag SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) â€” Annie Chambers Caddell, whose ancestors fought in the Civil War, insists the Confederate flag flying over her home is an important reminder of her heritage. But for her neigbors in this tree-shrouded, historically black neighborhood, itâ€™s an unpleasant reminder of a by-gone era theyâ€™d rather not see every time they pass by her house. Caddell, who is white, moved into the Brownsville neighborhood in June and began flying the flag about a month later. Since then, more than 200 residents signed a protest petition, and now neighbors plan to march Saturday along the street in front of Caddellâ€™s house. â€œMy first reaction was they are going to do what they think they need to do,â€? said Caddell, 50. â€œMy second reaction was Iâ€™m not going to be here.â€? Caddell plans to be on nearby James Island on Saturday for the wedding of a friend who is black. She tearfully told the town council earlier this week that she is not racist. She also flies the American flag from her modest brick house, and her yard has various ornaments including a gnome, Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations, and a sign on her fence reading, â€œConfederate Boulevard.â€?
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mission to serve in the interim between Keenerâ€™s departure amid a TBI investigation and the designation of Keenerâ€™s temporary replacement, who will serve until a special election is held in 2012. The process doesnâ€™t have the potential to get a bit disorderly until after Cotterâ€™s name is submitted. Following that, the floor will be opened for any commissioner who would like to nominate any resident or even him or her self for the post. Itâ€™s not clear if any of them intend to propose opposition to Cotter, however. Once the commissioners have had their chance, those present from the public will be given their own chance to suggest folks they believe should be considered. The rules dictate those who are recommended must either be present and give their consent or that the person proposing them have a letter from them indicating they would be willing to serve. Just because someone suggests a person doesnâ€™t
â€œThat flag means a lot more to me than anything I can describe to you,â€? Caddell said. â€œItâ€™s my heritage and itâ€™s my right. Iâ€™m not trying to slam anybody, and I wish I wouldnâ€™t be slammed either.â€? James Patterson, a 43-year-old crane operator who lives in a mobile home next door, said displaying the flag is insensitive. â€œI know she has a legal right to do that on her property. But just because itâ€™s legally right, doesnâ€™t make it morally right,â€? said Patterson, who is black. â€œYou can put up what you want, but if this was a Jewish community and someone moved in and started flying swastika flags, there would be a lot of hell raised about that as well.â€? Violet Saylor, a 74-year-old retired social worker who lives about three blocks away, said the flag brings back to her memories of Jim Crow in the neighborhood she has lived all her life. â€œShe shouldnâ€™t fly that flag because it represents slavery and the Ku Klux Klan that used to ride through the town and we used to have to turn our lights off and hide behind the shades,â€? said Saylor. The Town of Summerville has said that while Caddell has the right to fly the flag, neighbors also have the right to march.
mean theyâ€™re automatically in the running, though. Each proposed candidate will have to be nominated by a commissioner. If there isnâ€™t one willing to support the bid, that individual wonâ€™t be considered in the final vote. In the end, the post will be awarded to the individual who gets the most votes from commissioners when they weigh in on the matter. Itâ€™s not clear if those individuals who are nominated will be given a chance to address the board before the decision is made. The somewhat messy succession process was forced, county leaders say, when it became impossible to hold a special election for the post during the November balloting. State law dictates the matter must be approved for the vote at least 60 days in advance of it. When it became clear it would be impossible for the commission to approve the special election in time, the group turned to the interim appointment to fill the job. Also on the agenda for the session is: n Consideration of a request from Walters
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