The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 293 ■ October 20, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 75 Cents
WSCC has ‘healthy’ building plans President outlines building contents County commissioner has concerns about allocation By STAN VOIT Editor
5Going once, going twice City manager, county mayor lead auctioned officials at UW fundraiser Local, Page A2
If Walters State Community College is successful in getting funding for a fourth building on the Sevierville campus, it would house mostly health-related programs, including new courses in surgical technician and respiratory care. That’s the word from President Wade McCamey, as the college seeks enough local support to match an $8 million share of stimulus money the state has set aside for community colleges to use for construction.
For the first time, Walters State is in position to get state money to use on a campus that so far has been built only with local tax dollars and private donations. McCamey said Tuesday the decision to seek so much money for the Sevierville campus “is based on enrollment growth for the last five years and enrollment projections for the next three years and the input and feedback we have received from the Sevier County community regarding workforce development issues.”
By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — For the second time in as many weeks a local official has expressed concern about a request for financial contributions from Walters State Community College, which has the chance to vie for state funding for a new building if it can secure a $1.2 million local match. This time it was County Commissioner Tim Hurst, who wondered if the money shouldn’t be used to
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Body of rape suspect found
5Rival teams collide G-P, Lady Tigers clash in district tournament Sports, Page A8
By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer
Event set for Thursday SCHS presents “Evening with the Arts” Page A16
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Pigeon Forge City utility workers dig to find the problem in front of the middle school. Students and faculty were sent home early due to the water being shut off to the high school and middle school.
Water pipe ruptures; schools let out
Mostly Cloudy High: 69°
Tonight Mostly Cloudy Low: 38° DETAILS, Page A6
Obituaries Thelma Wayland, 88 Matthew Myrick, 25 Jim Knight, 91 Brenda Conner, 26 DETAILS, Page A4
Index Local & State . . . . A1-16 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-10 Classifieds . . . . . . A12-14 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A15 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Money . . . . . . . . . . . A16
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By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — A break in one of the city’s water mains got some students out of class a little early Tuesday but seemed to have little other effect as crews worked quickly to fix the rupture. Reports of water bubbling up out of the ground on Tiger Drive, just off Wears Valley Road, started coming in to City Hall about 10:30 a.m.
and the flow was cut off shortly thereafter. City employees were dispatched to address the situation, restoring service to the area by late afternoon. Public Works Director Mark Miller said it’s unknown what caused the 8-inch line to burst, though he said this type of thing happens occasionally when dealing with pipes that handle pressurized water flows. The conduit serves Pigeon Forge Middle and High schools, as well as a couple
businesses, including a car wash, Miller said. “We’re going to do our best to get the water back on as quickly as we can,” Miller said as he rushed away from the city’s United Way picnic to address the situation. That effort hit a bump when the crews realized, after they dug up and fixed the line itself, that the valve that controls the flow through See water, Page A4
Belle bidding disappointing
NATIONAL PARK — A five-hour manhunt ended Tuesday when authorities found the body of a Lebanon, Tenn., man just inside Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Gatlinburg police began searching for Mark Christian, 45, after a woman alleged he had raped her at a rental cabin in the Mountain Shadows Resort. Officers issued a bulletin telling other jurisdictions to be on the lookout for Christian at about 9:30 a.m.; they believed he fled on foot. The search ended See rape, Page A16
Wolpert heads up board of art school
By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
By STAN VOIT Editor
SEVIERVILLE — Hundreds of thousands of dollars in merchandise, much of it bearing the name of the defunct development Belle Island Village, was sold for just $11,000 Tuesday in an effort to reclaim a lien owed to the warehouse where the items have been stored for more than two years. Clyde Rennie Sr., who owns the storage facility, said he’s disappointed the auction only drew less than a fourth what he’s owed in back fees for holding the stuff. He estimates since the developer in charge of Belle Island, Glen Bilbo, stopped paying the lease around the end of 2008, there have been about $46,000 to $48,000 worth of rent that went unpaid as the stuff continued to fill half his warehouse. Bilbo has not returned calls seeking comment on the auction. Perhaps most surprising is the fact there were
shops or to others who could retail the materials. Rennie’s son, Clyde Rennie Jr., actually ran the auction standing on the
GATLINBURG — David Willard has resigned as executive director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, part of a series of developments on the campus in recent days that included the election of a local businessman as the new board Willard president. Geoffrey Wolpert, owner of The Peddler and Park Grill restaurants, will lead the board in its efforts to expand community engagement and fundraising for the arts school. Four new members were elected to the Board of Governors: Jim Ogle, Logan Coykendall, Clay Foster and Carlyle Johnson. There was no time frame set for replacing Willard.
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The winning bidder, wishing to only be known as Al of A&S Wholesale, shakes Clyde Rennie Jr.’s hand after the auction. only three people, including one married couple, who turned out for the auction and apparently none of those has any connection with the development itself. Rather, they
were only interested in the items — including shirts, shot glasses, mugs and picture frames — that just say Great Smoky Mountains, hoping they could sell that stuff themselves in gift
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Overbey, Montgomery win hospitality legislators award By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
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Donna Justus lays on the chili and charm during the annual Pigeon Forge City United Way lunch. Box lunches and an auction rounded out the luncheon.
Going once, going twice Forge city manager, county mayor lead auctioned officials at United Way fundraiser By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
not really a hard worker together as a lot, drew a bidding war that settled at all.â€? at $3,500. The lucky Meanwhile, Waters winners were develmade sure he got his PIGEON FORGE â€” oper Darby Campbell Some area officials got a licks in after the bids and Titanic Museum glimpse at what the pub- were made, though he Attraction owner Jon admitted he was also lic really thinks theyâ€™re Joslyn, who vowed to worth Tuesday, courtesy licking his own wounds put the trio into unifrom being so outpaced of the city of Pigeon forms and put them to by Teaster. Forgeâ€™s annual fundraisâ€œIâ€™m not surprised she work on the ship. er picnic for United Way â€œIâ€™m sure theyâ€™re going got more than me. Sheâ€™s of Sevier County. to be spending some been in public service The most popular time working at Titanic,â€? part of the annual event a lot longer than me,â€? he said with a conspiraWaters said, stretching is an auction of local the words â€œa lotâ€? out for torial laugh. leaders, which each Of course, it was all several extra syllables. â€œI year sees a competition in good fun as Pigeon really only got up there among those who go up Forge put on whatâ€™s to make Earlene look for bid to see who can become a tradition for good so she could bring bring in the most cash in more money than me. many of its employees for the nonprofit. This yearâ€™s winner by far was I told the guys to go high and residents. With money from the coffers, for her and keep it low City Manager Earlene food is purchased for the for me so she wouldnâ€™t Teaster, who drew an event and prepared by feel bad.â€? astounding $4,000 city staffers. That part Meanwhile, from Joe Barnes, owner of the event alone netted Department of Tourism of Barnes Insurance $1,119 for United Way, Director Leon Downey Agency. which provides funding In return for the hefty went for a $1,000 bid, from its annual camdonation, Barnes will get though his absence due to a vacation was blamed paign to 17 local comfour hours of servitude by many for keeping his munity service agencies. from Teaster, who has â€œThis is a great event,â€? regularly endured going amount down. In his United Way Director place, Special Events up for bids for a good Tom Newman said. Coordinator Butch cause. As it happens, â€œWhat I like about this Barnes also came out as Helton held a picture is itâ€™s grassroots. This of Downey affixed to a the high bidder for the is all put on by the city ruler up in front of his city manager last year. employees and it brings â€œSheâ€™ll be doing what- face as a stand-in. out the community. It Mayor Keith ever she wants to do. has a real community Whaley, Vice Mayor She gets to choose,â€? feel to it thatâ€™s great.â€? Kevin McClure and Barnes said with a Commissioner David laugh. â€œSheâ€™s qualified n email@example.com Wear, who were sold for a lot of things.â€? Barnes said he might put Teaster in charge of finances, pointing out the success sheâ€™s had $ at the city, building the starting at rainy day fund up to more than $30 million. â€œSheâ€™s made this down here rich,â€? Barnes $ sound, motioning starting at around him and referencing the city. â€œShe McCoy & McCoy Law Office ought to be worth what I paid.â€? Teaster said she was surprised anyone would pay that much for her, though she jokingly said 5.==F 5 < she believes sheâ€™s worth 2C2?F 1 B? . F it. !$ â€œIâ€™ll either take him to Dollywood with me or ;<D <=2; @b[QNf ;39 1V_RPa AVPXRa ÂŻ .YY B 0N[ 2Na 0UVPXR[ DV[T` Iâ€™ll work in his office,â€? 1b_V[T aUR 3\\aONYY 4NZR Teaster said. AbR`QNf AReN` U\YQ RZ Â‘ DRQ[R`QNf QNf \]R[ ZVP [VTUa Teaster came under AUb_`QNf 17 8N_N\XR Â‘ 3_V@Na 96C2 :B@60 mock fire at the start of 9VcR A_VcVN \[ dRQ `aN_aV[T <Pa #aU dVaU " ]_VgR the event from County :\[ ÂŻ AUb_ !]Z b[aVY Â‘ 3_V @Na NZ b[aVY Â‘ @b[ NZ ÂŻ :VQ[VTUa Mayor Larry Waters, &!# DV[ÂťRYQ 1b[[ =Xf 8\QNX Â‘ ;Rea a\ 3NZVYf 1\YYN_ who introduced her and %#"!#" the other city officials who were sold. Though Waters was talking a good game and had his fun at the start, it was Single level home $20 a month. Teaster who had the last Multi-level $25 a month on quarterly program. laugh. Her sales price Every other Month Service $25-$30 a month. was more than three times the $1,200 Waters Support your local small business- Call fetched. â€œI noticed Joe Barnes didnâ€™t bid on Larry,â€? Teaster said slyly. â€œHe always likes good work429-4075 ers. I guess thatâ€™s why.â€? Emergency Line 654-1540 Teaster joked that the difference in the two officialsâ€™ worth is actually greater than what was shown by the bids, though she conceded Waters might give someone a decent half-dayâ€™s work â€” if they can find him a good assistant to do most of it. â€œIf somebody helps him heâ€™s not that bad,â€? Teaster explained. â€œHeâ€™s
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NASHVILLE â€” Two local lawmakers have become the first to win an award recognizing the General Assemblyâ€™s champions for efforts to boost tourism across the state. State Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, and Rep. Richard M o n t g o m e r y , R-Sevierville, claimed the title Legislator of the Year from the Tennessee Hospitality Association, which represents the interests of the tourism industry. Itâ€™s a designation the men say theyâ€™re honored by and local business leaders say thereâ€™s no doubt they deserve. This is the first year the association has given the award and the groupâ€™s spokesperson Leigh Lindsey says the men who represent Sevier County in the Legislature were a natural choice. â€œOverbey and Montgomery were chosen to receive the award because of their tireless advocacy on behalf of the stateâ€™s hospitality industry in 2010 and their efforts to ensure the Department of Tourism received adequate funding,â€? Lindsey says. The two men have been given credit for spearheading, after some outcry from local officials, an effort to save money in the state tourism officeâ€™s advertising budget. The money, which pays for cooperative advertising programs, came under fire during the recent tumultuous budget discussions in Nashville,
â€œThese two legislators have been great friends to the hospitality industry, and to hotel and restaurant employees across the state. Keeping tourists coming to Tennessee and ensuring that the Department of Tourism is well-funded are extremely important. Their efforts help keep the doors open at restaurants and hotels across the state, and area critical to Tennesseans and to our stateâ€™s economy.â€? â€” Tennessee Hospitality Association CEO Greg Adkins
as some suggested it be removed to cut expenses. It was eventually restored. While theyâ€™re being recognized now for their efforts, Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Director Brenda McCroskey says the two men have always been strong advocates for the countyâ€™s top economic engine. â€œThey both have been very strong friends of the tourism industry,â€? McCroskey says. â€œThey have supported their tourism partners every time theyâ€™ve asked for any kind of assistance.â€? Tennessee Hospitality Association CEO Greg Adkins echoes McCroskeyâ€™s praise for the men while pointing out the importance of the tourism industry, which is the second largest business across the state. â€œThese two legislators have been great friends to the hospitality industry, and to hotel and restaurant employees across the state,â€? Adkins says. â€œKeeping tourists coming to Tennessee and ensuring that the Department of Tourism is well-funded are extremely important. Their efforts help keep the doors open at restau-
rants and hotels across the state, and area critical to Tennesseans and to our stateâ€™s economy.â€? Overbey says he and Montgomery both understand the importance the industry does have, pointing out theyâ€™re well aware continuing to bring tourists to Tennessee is crucial for Sevier County. â€œTennesseeâ€™s Tourism generated a $14.4 billion economic impact to the stateâ€™s economy,â€? Overbey says. â€œThis translates into 184,700 jobs for Tennesseans in the stateâ€™s tourism industry. It is imperative that our stateâ€™s public policy protects and promotes growth of this industry that is such a vital part of our economy.â€? Montgomery agreed while vowing the two men will continue to work to promote the state and the area they represent as prime destinations. â€œTourism is a major economic driver for our area,â€? Montgomery says. â€œIt is an honor to work with and help those in the hospitality industry, both in Sevier County and at the state level, which has a positive impact on all citizens in our communities.â€?
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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.
wednesday, oct. 20 Alzheimer’s Benefit
Citizens National Bank hosting Christmas Shopping Bazaar to benefit Alzheimer’s Association from 3-6 p.m., next to CNB’s main office at 130 W. Bruce. Event includes gift-wrapping. 429-7907.
Women’s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Sugar Tree Road, Wears Valley. 4284932, n 9 a.m. Wellington Place. 429-5131
thursday, oct. 21 Arthritis Exercise
Arthritis exercise classes 9:30-10:30 a.m. Extension office, Mondays and Thursdays in October. 4533695.
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.
Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.
AARP Driving Classes
AARP driver safety classes noon-4 p.m. today and Friday, Senior Center.
Democrats Yard Sale
Sevier County Democratic Party yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 1655 Rivergate Drive, Sevierville.
Anna Porter Public Library showing film “Date Night” (PG-13), 6 p.m. Free. 436-5588.
Caton’s Chapel Community Club dinner 5:30 p.m., auction 7 p.m. $5 adults, $3 age 12 and under. Proceeds benefit school improvement.
Friday, oct. 22 Relay Yard Sale
BankEast Relay For Life team holding multifamily yard sale starting at 8:30 a.m. today and Saturday, 1120 Vista Drive, Seiverville (turn at Weigels on Parkway and follow signs). Rain or shine.
Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Alzheimer’s Fundraiser 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday, MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive Sevierville. Crafts, food and fun outside, rain or shine.
Kid’s Night Out
Kid’s Night Out 6-10 p.m. Pigeon Forge Community Center. Includes bowling, Evening With Arts Sevier County High School swimming, pizza party and movie. $10 for PFCC Fine Arts Department members, $15 for nonpresents “Evening with members. 429-7373. the Arts” variety show, 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 stuNew Pastor dents, 6 and under free. Solid Rock Missionary Proceeds go to the Fine Baptist Church in the Arts Department. Jones Cove Community to ordain its new pasCelebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery free tor, Levator Sizemore, meal 5 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m. Singing by The at 6 p.m. Kodak United Camerons. 774-2871 or Methodist Church. Visit 908-3172. crkodak.com or 933-5996.
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.
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 lori.brandel@ suntrust.com or call 3234642.
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 8504685.
SCHS presents ‘Evening With the Arts’
saturday, oct. 23
Blowing Cave Church
Blowing Cave Baptist Church auction benefit. Hamburgers/hot dogs 11 a.m-1:30 p.m.; auction 2-5 p.m. Blowing Cave Road off Highway 411.
By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer SEVIERVILLE — The Sevier County High School Fine Arts Department will present its annual “Evening With the Arts,” a variety show featuring students singing, dancing, acting and performing with instruments, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the SCHS Theater. “Over 35 acts auditioned, and we narrowed it down to 18,” said Nathan Rhea, choral director. “There are 35 students performing, and we have more than 15 students who are involved in tech (behind the scenes).” The production was the idea of former SCHS English and drama teacher Sheley Rose, who wanted to bring the
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who are also members of the band Acitya; and a monologue, “Living on the Edge,” delivered by senior Ainsley Ford. “It’s wonderful to see her progression as an actress,” Rhea said of Ainsley, who attended Northview Middle School when he had worked there. “She played Lucy in ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ when she was in the seventh grade.” Although the show has required a lot of rehearsal in a short amount of time — auditions were held on Oct. 4 — it’s all been worth it, said junior Sara Oldford, who sings “True Colors” in the production with a small ensemble. “We do this because we like to perform,” she said. It’s no surprise that Oldford, along with sev-
eral other of the students, are huge fans of the sitcom “Glee,” which showcases high school singers and dancers. “Oh my gosh, I love that show!” she said with a grin. “Don’t even get me started on that.” A reception will be held after Thursday’s performance in the school’s library, where artwork by students will featured. Along with Rhea, “Evening With the Arts” sponsors include drama teacher Deborah Webb Parkhurst and art teacher Mary Ann Helton. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Children under age 6 are admitted free. All proceeds go to the SCHS Fine Arts Department. n firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
forgery and burglary. He was being held. u Jessica Nicole McMahan, 26, of 1305 Park Road 2 in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 18 with resisting arrest. She was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. u Robert L. Messer, 41, u Stephanie Ann Arwood, of 104 Ski Mountain Road 25, of 1305 Park Road 1 in in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 19 with contempt of Sevierville, was charged court. He was being held. Oct. 18 with violation of u Douglas Shey probation. She was being Needham, 19, of held. Dandridge, was charged u Jose Luis Mateo Oct. 18 with violation Fernandez, 22, of of probation. He was Jefferson City, Tenn., released. was charged Oct. 19 u John Keegan with a misdemeanor Proffitt, 25, of 2041 Big warrant from general Chief Skyway Drive in sessions court. He was Sevierville, was charged being held. Oct. 18 with assault. He u Herb Fredrick Grimm, was released on $1,500 40, of 1306 Hodges Farm bond. Way in Sevierville, was u Jacob Isaac Reed, charged Oct. 18 with pub24, of 711 Burden Hill lic intoxication. He was Road in Sevierville, was released on $500 bond. u Francis Padilla Lozona, charged Oct. 18 with 41, of 3105 Clintwood Way theft of property. He was released on $500 bond. #85 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 18 with traffic violations, driving on a suspended license and financial responsibility law. He was released on $500 bond. u Jarred Chace McCall, 32, of Maryville, was charged Oct. 18 with theft of property,
CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT EVENT Oct 22nd-23rd from 9am-8pm 1/2 price sale on Oct 23rd from 4pm-8pm at Sevier County Fair Grounds
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.
same kind of recognition to the fine arts department that the school’s athletics receiveSs. The young performers gave their fellow SCHS students a sneak peek at the production with several shows earlier this week during school. “It’s very much a variety show,” Rhea said. “After I looked at the program and saw how contemporary everything was, I thought the student body would enjoy it. One of the teachers commented that she was blown away by the talent.” Production numbers include a rap song (Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop”) turned into a piano solo by Daniel Beagan; “The Unfailing Love,” a song written and performed by Caleb Pierce, Ali Bracey and Michael Guerra,
We will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots and anyone who brings a unopened toy for them can get in at 8 am on Friday.
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u Donna H. Santora, 36, of 924 Mt. Berry Drive in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 19 with aggravated assault. He was being held in lieu of $1,800 bond. u Jeffrey Scott Shaffer, 36, of Morristown, was charged Oct. 19 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Jonathan David Stevens, 21, of Kimberlin Heights, Tenn., was charged Oct. 18 with violation of probation. He
was being held. u Neil Wayne Warmack, 19, of 388 Hattie Branch Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 19 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court and violation of probation. He was being held. u June Ann Wascher, 39, of Eclectic, Ala., was charged Oct. 19 with DUI and violation of implied consent law. She was released on $2,000 bond.
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Thelma Marie Wayland Thelma Marie Wayland age 88 of Sevierville, TN. went home to be with the Lord on October 18, 2010 at Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, William Dewey (Bill) Wayland; parents, Samuel H. and Mary Leffew Ferry. Survivors include brother-in-law, Harvey Wayland of Sevierville; sister-in-law, Mary Dell Schultz of Athens, TN.; nephews, Jimmy Wayland, Joe Larry and Eddie Schultz; niece, Kay Haskett; step-niece, Mert Calbough. Friends and family will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Murphyâ€™s Chapel Cemetery for a graveside service. Friends may call at their convenience Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 1-5 p.m. at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville. n www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com
Matthew Donald Myrick Matthew Donald Myrick, age 25, of Seymour, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Clara Myrick and James and Fannie Westbrook. Survivors: parents, Don and Margret Myrick; brother, Jonathan Kyle Myrick and wife Mitzi; nephew, Keegan Chesnutt; aunt, Margie Thornton; cousins, Christopher, Wesley, and Zachary Thornton; girlfriend, Sarah Vaughn; very special friend, Mike Salyers; pallbearers, Mike Salyers, Bill Brown, Eddie Householder, Johnny Dykes, Butch Steele, Eddie Catlett and Chris Free. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to benefit the family. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday in Atchleyâ€™s Seymour Chapel with Dr. William Boyd Bingham, III and Rev. Terry Parton officiating. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Thursday at Knob Creek Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865. (865) 577-2807. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Jim Knight Jim Knight, 91 of Seymour, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. Known by the nickname â€œMidnight,â€? he was a longtime employee of ALCOA and a deacon at Knob Creek Baptist Church. Survivors: wife of 65 years, Ramah Burchell Knight; children, Irene Baldwin and husband J.R., Edward Knight; grandchildren, Randy Baldwin, Greg Baldwin and wife Amanda, Sandy Headrick and husband Wayne, Lee Knight, Ed Knight and wife Sarah; five great-grandchildren; special friend, Janie Barker. Memorials may be made to Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area, 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, TN 37841. Please designate your contribution to the â€œJim Knight Fund.â€? The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday with a funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. officiated by the Rev. W. A. Galyon in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Brenda Alice Conner Brenda Alice Conner, 26 of Townsend, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Survivors: son William Hillard; father Gary Conner and wife Maxine; mother, Anna Mae Conner. Family and friends will meet 11 a.m. Thursday at Mattox Cemetery for graveside service and interment. The Rev. Eddie Sawyer will officiate. Friends may extend condolences to the family at Wears Valley United Methodist Church following the graveside service. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
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the pipe was broken when it was turned off. By 4 p.m. work to replace that part was nearing its conclusion and Miller said he expected service to be restarted by about 5 p.m. While the incident was a hassle for the city officials and staffers, it likely was a joy to a lot of students at the two schools, who were dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to state law, children must be sent home if there is no water to flush the toilets or provide drinks. Pigeon Forge Middle School Principal Scott Hensley said he learned something was wrong
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concrete step in front of the warehouse where boxes are piled in stacks taller than a man and filled with items that tell the sad story of the demise of the long-awaited development. Though he asked for the bidding to start at $50,000, insisting there was a reserve on the items and he could not take less than the lien against them, no one moved. Rennie quickly brought the price down in $10,000 increments, eventually giving up when no one offered a bid and declaring the auction dead. However, one man who would identify himself only as Al and said he was bidding on behalf of A&S Wholesale, said he would be willing to give $10,000 for the whole lot. Rennie was discouraged but took the offer, asking the couple if they would get into the fray. When they offered $10,500, Al pushed his bid up to $11,000, which ended up being as far as the price would go. â€œI had hopes of at least getting half of what Iâ€™m owed,â€? Rennie Sr. said after the sale. â€œThat guy got a real deal. He can take it to flea markets and make hundreds of thousands of dollars profit on it for what he paid.â€? Al, who said he lives in Dandridge, has no plans to offer the items for sale himself. Instead, he said the company he was representing hopes to turn the merchandise around and sell it at a hefty profit to someone else who can retail it. Perhaps the items will end up in local gift shops, he suggested, though heâ€™s not sure the Belle Island branded materials will sell. â€œIâ€™m astounded I got it for that,â€? Al said. â€œA couple of boxes of that NASCAR stuff are worth that. He must have really wanted rid of it.â€? Among the items were ones bearing the logo of the Darrel Waltrip Racing Experience, which was slated to go into Belle Island when people started noticing something strange just down from the school. â€œWe had a creek running down the road,â€? Hensley said. The leak didnâ€™t affect service at the middle school at first, though water was cut off there shortly after the leak was discovered. Students were served lunch and made it past the 11:30 a.m. cut-off for the time in class to count as a full day. While they got a break Tuesday, Miller said they should expect to have to spend the full time in school today. â€œThey wonâ€™t get another day out unless something else happens,â€? he joked. n email@example.com
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