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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 25, No. 318 ■ November 14, 2009 ■ ■ 50 Cents


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By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5Highlanders fight for survival G-P travels to Austin-East for second-round TSSAA playoff football action Sports, Page A8

5Parents enter guilty plea ‘Balloon Boy’ parents admit guilt in hoax

PIGEON FORGE — The plan to put up a traffic signal at the intersection of the Parkway and Music Road is on its way to Nashville now, after the City Commission voted unanimously to move it forward. Business owners in the busy development the road serves requested the city consider putting a light there, citing growth in the area and concerns about motorist safety. The City Commission voted to send a letter to a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) official asking that the agency consider a signal at the intersection. Since the Parkway is a state road, TDOT must approve new lights. It seems likely the proposal will get the OK in Nashville, with engineer Terry Grubb telling the City Commission during a recent workshop that a traffic study of the area showed a light is warranted. Such a study is a requirement for a state permit. Of course, that research didn’t include traffic that will be generated by the under-construction Titanic Museum attraction. Fee Hedrick Family Entertainment partner David Fee, who oversees the Black Bear Jamboree theater in the Music Road development, told the commission there will likely be 1.5 million cars that use Music Road next year. That, city leaders agreed, is reason enough to put up a signal. “It could easily become a safety issue,” Commissioner See Light, Page A4

From Sevier County GIS mapping Web site

The busy intersection of Music Road and the Parkway is shown, along with parts of Black Bear Jamboree in the lower left corner and WonderWorks in the upper left corner. City leaders and business owners have pointed to the striping on the road guiding the lanes into and out of Music Road as a sign the area was designed for and needs a traffic signal.

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Obituaries Ruby Beeler, 84 Gerald Bennett, 69 Trevor Dalton, 54 Ethel Grady, 103 Ronnie Justice, 61

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Pigeon Forge Middle School students Chelsey Metcalf, left, and Jessica Hemsley stretch to go the farthest on the bungee run during a PTO rewards party for students after fund-raising efforts for the school.

Mountain Hope marks 10 years



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Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic staffers, volunteers and supporters joined with Sevierville Chamber of Commerce members Thursday evening in celebrating the low-cost health care facility’s 10th anniversary.

SEVIERVILLE — It’s grown from 2,500 visits to more than 9,000, has more than 14,000 local residents on its rolls, and has gone from operating out of borrowed space to dedicating a new wing of its own home this week. Despite all that, Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic Executive Director Mary Vance says she’s not at all surprised. “Believe it or not, I’m not,” Vance said Thursday evening as the clinic celebrated its 10th anniversary. “There was a need and we’ve had the support of our amazing community.” Vance isn’t even surprised that there are 45 new patients added to the clinic’s files every single week. “It seems like there’s always kind of a cycle. We have some move out and we have some move in. There’s always a need, though,” Vance said. The clinic has certainly seen its share of need over

the past couple years. As the only medical facility in Sevier County that serves folks who don’t have health insurance, the number of people coming through the doors has skyrocketed at an at-times alarming rate. Between 2007 and 2008, visits to the clinic increased by 1,300, topping out at 9,014 for the latter year. Unfortunately, it appears they may be on track to that number again this year, even as they’re forced to turn away or wait-list new patients each week. “Can we help everybody who needs our help? Unfortunately, no. All we can do is the best we can,” Vance said. Doing the best they can means making every effort to ensure they meet every health need the underserved folks of Sevier County might have. From just offering minor medical services three days each week in 1999, the clinic has grown to include everything from dental care to menSee Hope, Page A4

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Sylvia Bright of Greeneville has donated two books of her research to the Sevier County Public Library genealogy department. From left are John Waters Jr., Bright and Library Director K.C. Williams.

Family donates documents to genealogy department From Submitted Reports Sylvia Temple Rolen Bright of Greeneville has donated two books of her research to the Sevier County Public Library Genealogical Department. One 408-page book was on the descendants of Sarah Hicks and William A. Baxter. The second was about David C. Hicks through his last son, David “Crocket� Hicks. Crocket Hicks was the father of Sarah Hicks and Bon Hicks

Sr. John Waters Jr., a member of the committee to raise money for the new library, took Bright to the library to meet with K.C. Williams, library director, who accepted the books. People in Sevier County descended from Crochet Hicks include Bon Hicks Jr., Bryan Hicks, Kyle Hicks, Robin Hicks Nichols, Tanner Nichols, Grant Nichols, Eva Baker, Richard Baker, Willie Chaney, Imogene Finchum,

Sharon Daughtery, Jerri Dixon, James Feezell, Kenneth Fezzell, Ronald Fezzell, Bumett Finchum, June Finchum, Michelle Finchum, Bill Henry, Brenda Hodge, Kate Huff, Kim Rogers, Dana Rogers, Fern Sims, Jon Timmerman, George A. Williams and Sandra Williams. The Hicks family reunion is held on the last Sunday in June at the Dandridge Senior Citizens Center.

U.S. Cellular is inviting communities to rally around their favorite school to share $1 million. Ten schools across the country with the most votes will each win $100,000 in the company’s Calling All Communities campaign. Between now and Jan. 15, anyone 18 or older can visit any U.S. Cellular store to receive a code to vote online for their favorite school. Last year, Sevier County schools received votes, but not enough to win. Seymour schools have formed a Calling All Communities committee. They’ve sent out a letter and flyer to parents, and they held a special assembly. Gary Stinnett and Mickey Williams at Seymour High School are heading up the efforts.

No purchase is necessary and voters don’t have to be U.S. Cellular customers. “After winning Calling All Communities, we took requests for how we should use the money,� said John Bartlett, principal of Bearden High School in Knoxville. “We were able to add new computer and science lab equipment, purchase band instruments and repair our gymnasium floor.� “I love the fact that there were no strings attached and no timeframe for us to use the money,� said Sherry Walker, teacher at Heritage High School in Maryville. “We refer to our new computer room that the money made possible as the ‘Taj Mahal.’ It is definitely instilling pride and respect among our students.� Visit for official rules or to view videos from last year’s campaign.

Rotary Club providing 2,000 dictionaries to area students From Submitted Reports

The five Sevier County Rotary Clubs will distribute over 2,000 dictionaries to all Sevier County third- and fourth-grade students. This year’s literacy program by local Rotary clubs will begin the week of Nov. 17. Every third- and fourth-grader will receive a dictionary. This is part of an international project which

has seen the distribution of over 11.8 million dictionaries to school children worldwide. The local clubs have made this a part of their community service to provide needed tools for learning in Sevier County schools. Local school officials say that the gift of a personal dictionary helps students to learn. Reading and the understanding of the meanings and the uses of words is fundamental to

their education. Rotarians from the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Sevierville Sunrise, and Seymour clubs will be visiting each school in their area and hand each student a dictionary. Presidents Debbie Clinton, Tim Kellar, Donald Lakatosh, John Black and Mary Vance, with their clubs, made these dictionaries available to promote literacy.

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Shi Howard of Step Out Outreach with Sevierville Mayor Bryan Atchley, holding a check from a recent charity drive done in local stores to help needy children in the county.

Retailers step up for Step Out Submitted reports SEVIERVILLE — Several local businesses have supported Step Out Outreach. Chris Threadgill, manager of the Izod store at Belz Mall, selected Step Out Outreach to support through a store promotion. His store was joined by Van Heusen, Bass Shoes and Izod stores from both Five Oaks Tanger and Belz Mall centers. Shi Howard, director of the outreach ministry, said some $1,970 was raised during the promotion. Step Out Outreach assists children by providing clothing, food and other items in boxes given to children selected as needing help by local school officials. “We will be able to help some children during this cold season,� Howard said.






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supplies. Walmart also has supported Step Out, Howard said. The check to the ministry was issued by Van Heusen. Mayor Bryan Atchley was on hand for the presentation.

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R E g i on Briefs Hen house burns after message

ROGERSVILLE (AP) — A chicken coop was set on fire at Rogersville residence that has been repeatedly hit by arson. The Kingsport TimesNews reports someone set fire to two cars earlier this year and later burned an old farmhouse on the property. Resident Lisa Crawford told authorities that whoever started the second fire left a sign stating “roasted chickens coming soon.� No chickens were in the coop that burned Wednesday but several were found slaughtered throughout the property.

Man shot by officer charged

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Police in Knoxville say a man shot by a Knoxville police officer had been out of jail for just five days. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported 38-yearold Shannon Dwight Garner was shot three times as he ran the sport utility vehicle he was driving at Officer Brian Kauffman on Wednesday night. Police said Kauffman was trying to stop Garner for a broken headlight. The officer wasn’t injured and is on routine administrative leave.

Police: Man admits to kidnapping

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has admitted to kidnapping a 5-year-old girl, authorities said Friday, but investigators still have not found the child more than three days after she disappeared. But the attorney for Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, said Friday that his client would plead not guilty to kidnapping Shaniya Davis. Fayetteville Police Department spokeswoman Theresa Chance said McNeill admitted taking the girl. McNeill was charged with kidnapping while authorities dropped charges against another man, Clarence Coe, who was initially arrested in the case. “We’re hoping we find her alive,� Chance said at a news conference. “We found Mr. McNeill, and Miss Davis was not with him.�

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Evangelist Tony Alamo, center is led from the federal courthouse in downtown Texarkana Ark., July 14.

Evangelist sentenced to 175 years for sex crimes By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer TEXARKANA, Ark. — Evangelist Tony Alamo used his stature as a selfproclaimed prophet to force underage girls into sham marriages with him, controlling his followers with their fears of eternal suffering. But the judge who sentenced Alamo on Friday to 175 years in prison for child sexual abuse warned of another kind of justice awaiting the aging evangelist. “Mr. Alamo, one day you will face a higher and a greater judge than me,� U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes told the preacher. “May he have mercy on

your soul.� Barnes leveled the maximum sentence against the 75-year-old, who preyed on followers’ young daughters and took child “brides� as young as age 8. A jury convicted Alamo in July on a 10-count indictment accusing him of taking the girls across state lines for sex. Alamo, who has made millions through his ministry, also must pay $250,000 in fines. He will return to court for a Jan. 13 hearing at which Barnes will determine if the five women who testified about their sexual abuse will be paid restitution. Federal prosecutors say an expert believes each one should get $2.7 million for the physical and mental

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CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The issue this week at a Chattanooga church isn’t just sanctification, but safety — gun safety. Pastor Fred Smith at the East Chattanooga Church of God says about 40 people have been taking a safety course on firearms. “We’re not a pistol-packing church, by any means,� he said, “but many outdoorsmen have an interest, and we want to get them trained properly.� Smith told the Chattanooga Times Free Press there’s a dual advantage. Besides improving safety for people in the congregation, Smith notes about one-fourth of the class is made up of people who aren’t church members. Taking the course could encourage them to worship there. “It’s new people coming onto the property,� he said. “We’ll (also) give a devotion and introduce them to the church.� Instructor Kristi Carter Manning has taught gun safety classes for seven years and has done them for other churches. Requests for the classes

have increased dramatically this year, she said. “Since the holidays last year, classes have quadrupled,� said Manning. She said the slowing economy has raised some people’s fears. “Where people felt safe before, they’re not feeling safe anymore,� she said. The course taught this week included education on the parts of a gun, how to handle one safely, shooting stance and gun owner responsibility. The Church of God does not have a stance on guns or a policy on guns in church, said Kevin D. Brooks, a spokesman at the denomination’s international headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn. Smith, who has hunted for about 25 years, said he expected just a handful of takers when he suggested the gun safety class. “It’s been overwhelming, the response we’ve gotten,� he said. “Many who might not be as comfortable to go to a shooting range or a gun store would come here. There are a lot of ladies who signed up for the class.�

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By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Hauling the professed 9/11 mastermind and four alleged henchmen to a New York courthouse is a risky proposition for President Barack Obama. The move will bar evidence obtained under duress and complicate a case where anything short of slamdunk convictions will empower the president’s critics. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the decision Friday to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to trial at a lower Manhattan courthouse hard by the site of the World Trade Center, whose twin towers they will be charged with destroying. The case is likely to force the civilian federal court to confront a host of

difficult issues, including rough treatment of detainees, sensitive intelligence gathering and the potential spectacle of defiant terrorists disrupting proceedings. U.S. civilian courts prohibit evidence obtained through coercion, and a number of detainees were questioned using harsh methods some call torture. Holder insisted both the court system and the untainted evidence against the five men are strong enough to deliver a guilty verdict and the penalty he expects to seek: a death sentence for the deaths of nearly 3,000 people who were killed when four hijacked jetliners slammed into the towers, the Pentagon, and a field in western Pennsylvania. “After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for the attacks of September the 11th will finally face justice. They will be brought to New York — to New York,� Holder repeat-

ed for emphasis — “to answer for their alleged crimes in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood.� Holder said he decided to bring Mohammed and the other four before a civilian court rather than a military commission because of the nature of the undisclosed evidence against them, because the 9/11 victims were mostly civilians and because the attacks took place on U.S. soil. Institutionally, the Justice Department, where Holder has spent most of his career, has long wanted to reassert the ability of federal courts to handle terrorism cases. Lawyers for the accused will almost certainly try to have charges thrown out based on the rough treatment of the detainees at the hands of U.S. interrogators, including the repeated waterboarding, or simulated drowning, of Mohammed.

Colorado parents plead guilty in balloon boy saga FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado couple who reported their son was aboard a runaway balloon could land in jail after pleading guilty Friday to charges they made up the story to generate publicity for a possible reality TV show. Richard Heene appeared before a Larimer County District Court judge first, pleading guilty to a felony count of falsely influencing the sheriff who led the rescue effort during the 50-mile balloon chase that

captivated a global television audience Oct. 15. Mayumi Heene pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of knowingly filing a false report with emergency services. Prosecutors said she had a lower level of culpability and cooperated with authorities, telling investigators the balloon launch was a publicity stunt two weeks in the making. The Heenes are amateur storm chasers and had twice appeared on ABC’s “Wife Swap.�

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Richard and Mayumi Heene appear in district court in Fort Collins, Colo., on Friday, after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the “Balloon Boy� hoax.


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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in a shooting spree at Fort Hood made or accepted wire transfers with Pakistan, a country wracked by Muslim extremist violence, a Republican congressman said Friday. Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, the ranking GOP member of the House Homeland Security Intelligence Subcommittee, said people outside the intelligence community with direct knowledge of the transfers also told him Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan also had communications with Pakistan. “He may have friends or relatives or whatever and this could be totally

NASA moon crash struck lots of water LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suddenly, the moon looks exciting again. It has lots of water, scientists said Friday — a thrilling discovery that sent a ripple of hope for a future astronaut outpost in a place that has always seemed barren and inhospitable. Experts have long suspected there was water on the moon. Confirmation came from data churned up by two NASA spacecraft that intentionally slammed into a lunar crater last month. “Indeed, yes, we found water. And we didn’t find just a little bit. We found a significant amount,� said Anthony Colaprete, lead scientist for the mission, holding up white gallon water buckets for emphasis. The lunar crash kicked up at least 25 gallons and that’s only what scientists could see from the plumes of the impact, Colaprete said.

(innocent),� McCaul said in a telephone interview. “But if he is wiring money to Pakistan, that could be terrorist financing. If he was receiving money from Pakistan, that is more significant.� McCaul said he does not know the direction of the transfers and communications, only that they passed between Hasan and Pakistan. He said the lack of additional information is why Congress should launch an investigation. Hasan, 39, was charged Thursday with 13 counts of premeditated murder in a military court, and Army

investigators have said he is the only suspect in the case and could face additional charges. His attorney, John Galligan, has said prosecutors have not yet told him whether they plan to seek the death penalty. A pair of civilian police officers responding to last week’s attack, in which 43 people were also injured, including 34 with gunshot wounds, shot Hasan four times. Recovering in the intensive care unit at San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center, Hasan has told his attorney he has no feeling in his legs and extreme pain in his hands.

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Food allergies meeting topic

The Seymour Library community meeting for November will focus on food allergies for children. Dr. Amanda Jerviss will host a forum to discuss what food allergies are and how to detect if your child has allergic reactions to certain foods. The free event will be at 1 p.m. today. For information call 577-7511.



Elk incident is investigated

Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are investigating the attempted taking of an elk inside the Cataloochee Area of the national park. This is the first reported taking of an elk inside the Park since they were released into the Smokies in 2001. Park biologists estimate that herd numbers about 105. No further details are available at this time.



Charity auction scheduled today

The Glitzi Glamour Gals is preparing for its fourth annual auction for charities at 6 p.m. today at Seymour First Baptist Church. A silent auction will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. A $12 dinner is available by reservations. Craig Hodges will sing, and Joe Fannon will serve as auctioneer. For information call Jo Pratt at 573-5410 or Fran Harper at 379-2738.


Sevierville history will be the topic of a walk through the Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery Park from 1 to 2 p.m. today. The walking tour, sponsored by the Spencer Clack DAR, will include dramatizations done by re-enactors in period costumes. Mountain National Bank will provide overflow parking. For more information, contact Theresa Williams at 908-7988. SEVIERVILLE

New Center plans barbecue, auction

New Center School is hosting an auction and barbecue dinner today. Meal tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. The meal will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. The auction will begin at 7. Items include prints by local artists, dinners, hotel stays, themed baskets created by classrooms, and more. The money raised from the auction will be used to update technology, and the money raised from the dinner will be used to purchase a new school sign.


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Trooper suspended over e-mail NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state trooper has been suspended for 15 days without pay and will be required to attend diversity training after he accidentally sent an e-mail proclaiming white pride to 787 state employees. The e-mail from Trooper Brent Gobbell states, in part, “You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member ... you call him a racist.” It also includes a list of racist epithets. The message concludes, “There is nothing improper about this

e-mail. Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on ... BE PROUD TO BE WHITE!” A news release from the state Department of Safety says Gobbell sent the e-mail to himself on Oct. 9 so he could print a copy. He did not realize he had inadvertently sent it to hundreds of state employees as well. An investigation revealed that after receiving e-mails and phone calls from other employees about the message, Gobbell deleted his responses to the original e-mail and attempted to delete it as well.

According to the Safety Department, Gobbell violated the state’s computer use policy. “Every Trooper receives cadet in-service training specifically designed to discourage discrimination of any type,” THP Col. Mike Walker said in a news release. Gobbell received in-service training the week of June 26, according to the release. The 51-year-old Gobbell is assigned to the Capitol Security Detail at the Supreme Court and was commissioned in 1983. He has apologized for his actions.


H1N1 flu shots to be available

The Sevier County Health Department will offer H1N1l flu vaccine for free on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 4531032. Appointments will be scheduled only for pregnant women; household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age; healthcare and emergency medical services personnel; all people from 6 months through 24 years of age; and persons 25-64.


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On Nov. 14, 1851, Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale” was first published in the United States.

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Democrat Bill Bradley took center court at New York’s Madison Square Garden for a $1.5 million presidential campaign fundraiser that featured his old Knicks teammates and former basketball rivals. The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden.

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quote roundup “I am absolutely convinced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be subjected to the most exacting demands of justice.” — President Barack Obama on self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees being sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court.

“To my knowledge, the campaign never billed Gov. Palin for any legal expenses related to her vetting, and I am not aware of her ever asking the campaign to pay legal expenses that her own lawyers incurred for the vetting process.” — Trevor Potter, the McCain campaign’s general counsel, responding to Sarah Palin’s statements in her new memoir “Going Rogue.”

“Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose. I don’t know why this policy existed in the past, but it will not exist under my administration. Consider this issue settled.” — GOP Chairman Michael Steele on dropping elective abortions for Republican National Committee employees with insurance.

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At a special presentation at The Miracle Theater, Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster announced that Pigeon Forge would become home to a $25 million Titanic Museum in the spring of 2010, It will display hundreds of Titanic artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks that will also contain exact replicas of “The Grand Staircase, a firstclass suite, third-class cabin and the Marconi wireless room.

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PARIS (AP) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy made American actor and director Clinton Eastwood a commander in the prestigious French Legion of Honor on Friday. T h e citation for the highly coveted Eastwood decoration said Eastwood, 79, was honored for his body of work, his longevity and his ability to delight audiences around the globe. Former French President Jacques Chirac had honored Eastwood as a knight of the Legion of Honor two years ago, and Friday’s decoration was a step up for Eastwood to grade three on the legion’s five-grade scale. Speaking in English, Eastwood thanked Sarkozy and the French people.

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Three Cheers SCHS’s McCandless carries Librarians send pennies Heisman hopes for county from heaven for new books

President should call it terrorism It’s somewhat disconcerting, but the Obama administration continues to dance around the terrorism question. While a new Rasmussen poll shows 60 percent of Americans want the Fort Hood massacre investigated as a terrorist act, the president sees the mass murder as a “tragedy” and a violent crime. He told ABC News: “In a country of 300 million people, there are going to be acts of violence that are inexplicable.” But Fort Hood is not one of them. When a man e-mails an al-Qaida recruiter in Yemen 20 times, and then yells “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) while gunning down innocent people, the math is on the blackboard: Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is a terrorist. And he is now charged with murdering 13 people. So why does President Obama have a problem accepting that? The answer was given last February when Obama told CNN: “I think it is very important for us to recognize that we have a battle or a war against some terrorist organizations, but that those organizations aren’t representative of a broader Arab community, Muslim community. “I believe we can win over moderate Muslims to recognize that that kind of destruction and nihilism ultimately leads to a dead end.” And so the president has dictated that the phrase “war on terror” be replaced with “overseas contingency operations,” whatever that means. But what if the terrorist activity is not overseas? What if it happens in Texas? Well, then Obama says it is “a crime against our nation.” Notice the word “crime.” I’m not one to nitpick, but this is important. Technically speaking, the slaughter of human beings at Fort Hood was a crime. But the motive was born out of jihad, the Muslim holy war. So if you want to be honest about it, the Fort Hood massacre was an act of terrorism to further a war goal: the destruction of infidels. Fort Hood is not a “tragedy.” That word signals an individual flaw that leads to great sadness. Give me a break. Hasan is a hater driven by a fanatical Islamic point of view. He isn’t some morose guy contemplating why life dealt him a bad hand. Obama often says that words matter, and that is certainly true. Americans are at risk because Muslim terrorists want to kill us. That doesn’t mean most Muslims subscribe to jihad, but it does mean the problem is exclusively Muslim. It is good that Obama wants to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world. But he’ll never do it by avoiding reality. He should be appealing to decent Muslims to help the West defeat the terrorists in our midst. Calling the obvious act of terrorism at Fort Hood a tragic crime is naive at best. The folks are not dunderheads; they understand that not all Muslims are terrorists. They also know that the failing of politically correct politicians to accurately define murderous acts is unacceptable in this very dangerous world. — Veteran TV news anchor Bill O Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Who’s Looking Out For You? Distributed by Creators Syndicate. (C)2009 Bill O’Reilly.

A Heisman Trophy winner from Sevier County? It could happen as early as next month. Alex McCandless isn’t going up against Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy or Mark Ingram for the award given annually to college football’s best player. Instead, McCandless is one of six national finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. The Sevier County High School senior has made it to the final half-dozen from an initial pool of 50,000 applicants. Coach Jonathan Brewer says McCandless is the Smoky Bears’ track distance team leader, and is a leader in the classroom and in clubs throughout the school. He carries a 4.0 grade point average, does mission work with his church during the summer and trains by running some 40 to 50 miles per week. Next month, McCandless will travel to New York City, where the national winner will be announced at the Downtown Athletic Club during the ceremony where the college football winner will be crowned. What an honor for a quality young man.

You might say they are pennies from heaven. At least K.C. Williams, director of the Sevier County Public Library System, might consider them as such. With the county’s new main library set to open next year in downtown Sevierville, Williams started a push to purchase 2,010 books for the facility. It will take a pretty fair chunk of change of accomplish that goal. That’s where librarians from school librarians across the county come in — they recently provided, literally, a pretty good chunk of that change. The librarians put out receptacles at their schools to collect pennies. When the final tally was totaled, more than $1,000 was raised. Williams said that will purchase more than 50 new books. Students from Sevierville middle and intermediate schools, Parkway Academy and the adult high school will be within walking distance of the new facility and will be able to take full advantage. The school librarians should be thanked for helping to open a new chapter for the new facility.

Old post office, new museum a marriage made for Sevier

Don’t know about something borrowed or something blue, but something old and something new just reopened in downtown Sevierville — and that’s good news for everyone interested in county history. Just over a week ago, after years of being in disrepair, the Sevier County Heritage Museum opened a newly renovated facility at a cost of approximately $100,000. The building, the former Sevierville Post Office, had a leaking roof, peeling paint and buckled floorboards. There was talk of demolishing it. County Mayor Larry Waters said there were three choices: tear it down, let it fall down or renovate it. Fortunately, the decision for restoration was made. A new roof was installed, a damaged ceiling repaired, old wall coverings scraped off, new lights hung, and a new floor put down. Voila! Something old had become something new. No more moving exhibits to dodge rain and tarps having to be set up to capture water. Looks like the old post office and new museum have a perfect marriage.

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Editor: It is about time this country is pushing for health care for everyone. It is time not to be greedy and stop playing politics with people’s lives. Why does everyone forget, the money the

last administration spent in Iraq could give everyone in the United States health care. If we can spend money to kill people for no reason, how about spending money to save people. It’s about time the government cared for the people, not their pocket books. Let’s get the health care bill passed and start taking care of the U.S., not your bank accounts from the insurance companies. Give us the health care we need. Vote yes on health

care and do what’s right for the American citizens. It’s so sad we rank 52nd in the world for health care, but spend billions for the war in Iraq that was started for no reason. So many young dead soliders, for what? Let’s help Obama get this passed. Let’s be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. Paul Alwardt Sevierville

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Highlander dreams dashed 64-0 A-E manhandles G-P in rematch of 14-7 mud bowl By COBEY HITCHCOCK Sports Writer KNOXVILLE — The Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders football team expected a battle, but what they got was a bad dream. In a game reminiscent of the 91-7 playoff loss to Alcoa in the 2005 state playoffs, the Blue and Gold dropped a shocker 64-0 Friday night at Austin-East Roadrunners in a Round 2 TSSAA playoff contest. The final score was a bit misleading, because it could have been a lot worse after the Highlanders fell into a 50-0 hole by intermission. “It’s embarrassing, and I don’t have any answers,” said a disappointed G-P head coach Benny Hammonds, following the loss. “I didn’t see this coming. “We just couldn’t stop them. They were so much quicker than we were tonight. We got beat about four years ago pretty bad by Alcoa, but this is a totally different bunch right here with a lot of character. “There’s a lot of good kids who work hard on this team, but tonight we just couldn’t get it done.” The Austin-East offen-

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G-P senior Colin Meier (21) couldn’t contain the edge against A-E’s Travious Blair (20) on this second-quarter play. sive attack was relentless throughout the first half. By intermission, the Roadrunners racked up 367 total yards, including 313 yards rushing.

G-P managed little offense, just two long completions in the first half that amounted to no points. The Blue and Gold running game went

nowhere. A-E’s Curtis King had 200 yards rushing on 21 first half attempts with a TD, and then he never touched the ball the rest

of the night. The Roadrunners finA-E’s Cordy Cox fin- ished the night with 448 ished the night with 116 total yards of offense in yards rushing on just nine the blowout. attempts with four TD carries.


Seymour Lady Eagles embrace move up to 2-AAA By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEYMOUR — With a move up in classification, many high school basketball programs might expect a tough year ahead. The only toughness Seymour head coach Andy Rines expects to see is in his players, as the scrappy Lady Eagles hope to take their new district by storm. “We’re really looking forward to it,” coach Rines said Thursday evening. “We’re excited about making the move from double-A to triple-A, and we certainly feel like we can compete. Our girls are used to winning, and they’re used to having success.” The Lady Eagles return two of their five starters from last year’s region championship team in senior point guard Casie Cowan and junior wing Shaelyn Brown — two players poised for huge seasons as the team leaders. Still, it may be difficult to replace the leadership and gritty play brought by graduate Tiffany Miles last season and the post play of last year’s county player of the year, freshman Christina Slay, who transferred to Ensworth School in Nashville. But, as Rines will tell anyone, he’s got faith that Cowan and Brown can help his Lady Eagles step up to the challenge of the District 2-AAA Inter-Mountain Athletic Conference. “We’re certainly hoping to prove that we belong in this league, and we’re excited about it,” Rines said. Cowan, at 5-foot-3, doesn’t look like a dominating player, but with the ball in her hands the lightningquick floor general is obviously a special talent. “She is a weapon,” Rines said. “She handles (the ball) great, and See LADY EAGLES, Page A10

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Casie Cowan (above) and Shaelyn Brown (below) will lead the 2009 Lady Eagles into District 2-AAA.

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Mark Martin waits for changes to be made to his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet during a practice session at Texas Motor Speedway Nov. 6.

Martin: 2009 best year of his life By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer AVONDALE, Ariz. — Mark Martin won’t judge this season on whether or not he can catch teammate Jimmie Johnson for the Sprint Cup title. No matter where Martin finishes in the final standings, the 50-year-old driver said 2009 has been the best year of his life. Martin has had a resurgence this season, his first with Hendrick Motorsports. He’s won

five races and is second in the standings, 73 points behind Johnson with two races remaining. The sentimental favorite to win the championship, Martin could instead be headed to a fifth runnerup finish in the standings. Still, he said Friday he’s at peace with every aspect of his life and has never been happier. “I may not have the best memory in the world, but I’m going to look at 2009 and say I’ve had the best year of my life personally

as well as professionally,” he said. Martin had raced a limited schedule two years before returning to the full circuit this season for Rick Hendrick. He’s already committed to run two more full seasons in the No. 5 Chevrolet. The decision came after a return to prominence that be traced to the same Arizona track where he will race Sunday. In April, under the lights, he domiSee MARK MARTIN, Page A10

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shoots it very good. We feel like, to be very frank, she’s one of the best — if not the best — point guard in the area. We played some really good point guards in our league and in our region last year, and she either held her own or was a little bit better than them. We feel like we have a tremendous advantage most nights with Casie. She made tremendous strides from her junior year to her senior year and we think she’s going to have a great season.� The Cumberland University signee will get a lot of help leading team from third-year starter Shaelyn Brown. Brown, a 5-6 junior, has started for the Lady Eagles since her freshman season and has moved to the wing from earlier time in the post, making her a versatile performer. “She can handle the ball, and she can shoot the perimeter shot,� Rines said. “(And) she’s probably our best post player because she played that position when she was younger. She’s very strong.� Rines also gave the girls credit for playing with their heads. “They’re both very smart players. They’re both very experienced, very good players. So we feel like we can ride them a little bit, and they can take us a long way.� Despite the loss of Miles, Slay and senior Monica Rogers, who also played a key role in last years’ run, the coach actually feels his team is more athletic this season, but the lack of experience beyond Cowan and Brown is a potential pitfall. Still, the coach is very high the rest of his guard-oriented squad. “We have some pretty good young players, that hopefully as the season goes on they’ll keep improving and fill those complimentary roles,� Rines said. “We’re pretty perimeter oriented. We’re guard-heavy, but we feel like we have good guards. We really like what we have, feel like we can really defend. We’re a little dependent on our perimeter shooting, but you’re going to be that way when you’re guard-oriented. We’ve played pretty good in our scrimmages so far against some really good competition.� The best competition the Lady Eagles will likely face in District 2-AAA is the powerful Morristown West Lady Trojans. “They have a special team, and I think everybody knows that,� Rines said. “Other than that, I think it’s a dogfight, and I feel like we’re right there. I don’t know how we’ll stack up at the end of the day, but we certainly feel like we can compete. We play a lot of triple-A teams around Knoxville. We beat Powell last year, who went to the state tournament. We play Heritage every year. We’re used to playing bigger schools, and we’ve held our own with them, and we think we can do that up here.� The teams Seymour will compete with in the IMAC will include those Lady Trojans, Morristown East, Cherokee, Cocke County, Jefferson County, SouthDoyle and local rival Sevier County — a team the Lady Eagles split games with last season. “We know that it’s a tough league, but we feel like we can play with these people,� Rines said. Brown agreed with her coach. “We’ve always played against a lot of really good competition,� the junior said. “We’ve always really been able to play with the competition. We won district two years ago, and we won region last year, so I really think we’ll be able to step it up. I know it’s a bigger challenge, but I think we can do it,� she continued. “The biggest difference is we have to play night in and night out,� Rines said. “There were some easy nights in our league last year, and we know that’s not the case this year. There’s a lot of parity after Morristown West. Every night is going to be tough. We know that,

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Seymour’s Hayley Clark (left) at 5-foot-10 is one of only two Lady Eagles over 5-7. and that’s going to be the biggest adjustment — getting our girls to understand there’s never an easy trip.� Perhaps a strength of this year’s team is chemistry, something the group struggled with last year despite their winning ways. “It’s really good actually,� Cowan said. “Everybody gets along well.� “I think our chemistry in most ways is better than it was last year,� Rines said. “We had some seniors last year that really held things together. To be honest, our seniors last year were all about winning. And they held some things together that a lot of other kids could not have held together. This year, right now, there’s not really need for that. Our chemistry is really good, our kids get along really good, They’re always together — in school, out of school. They’ve created a good team chemistry for themselves.� Beyond Cowan and Brown, Rines also mentioned several other Lady Eagles that will play big minutes for SHS this season. “Ashley McCarter is a junior guard,� Rines said. “She is a defensive specialist. She’s one of the best perimeter defenders that I’ve seen. She’s quick and strong. She’s a tough player. She’s not a primary offensive option, but she can knock down an open shot.� The coach also mentioned sophomore guard Jordan Ballard, who he said was very athletic and added to the team’s perimeter defense. “We feel like we have exceptional perimeter defense,� he said, “which we have to use to negate our lack of height.� The team’s tallest player, senior Hayley Clark, has potential to be a differencemaker. “(She) has potential to be a very good player if she can become consistent,� Rines said. “She’s athletic, and she can run. She shoots the ball decently. If she performs at

a high level every night, that gives us a very good dimension there.� Two players that sat out last season due to injury will also play major roles for this team. “Hannah Moore has had two ACL surgeries in seven months,� Rines said. “When she is healthy, she’s pretty good. It’s just a matter of getting her healthy and in shape. She missed most of last year with the knee surgery. We’ve got her back and she’s rounding into shape. She gives us a physical presence in the post, even though she’s undersized. (And) Leslie Davis (who missed last year with a leg injury) — she’s sort of a bigger wing that can really shoot the basketball. We have a lot of good perimeter shooters. She had a good summer and a good fall and has been a pleasant surprise.� Finally, Rines talked about sophomore guard Brittany Seagle. “(She) played a lot of minutes as a freshman, and had a good freshman year,� Rines said. “She hit a couple of three pointers in the region championship game. She can really shoot the basketball, and if she can get to defending like we want her to, she’ll play a lot of minutes. “Ironically, even though we’re younger, we feel like we’re a little bit deeper than we were last year. We just went about six-deep last year. This year we think we can go seven, eight, maybe even nine.� Seymour will play Gatlinburg-Pittman Monday night at the county jamboree at Pigeon Forge. Then, after Hall of Fame games against William Blount on the 17th and Catholic on the 21st, the team opens the regular season at Heritage on Nov. 23. Following the Kroger Classic at Gibbs, Seymour will open the home slate Dec. 1 in a District 2-AAA matchup with Cocke County.



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NASHVILLE — Now this is the way the Tennessee Titans prefer to play defense. Sure, they’re still giving up lots of yards. But the Titans finally have gotten back to their defensive formula of sacking quarterbacks and forcing turnovers. They have eight sacks and six turnovers in the past two games — both wins. It’s a big reason why they ended their 0-6 start to this season. “As you can see, everyone’s playing with confidence,� linebacker Keith Bulluck said. “I think once you begin making plays instead of plays being made against you, it changes a lot. We’re starting to get some breaks, starting to make some real football plays, some things we were expected to do from Week 1. But better late than never.� Coach Jeff Fisher credits the return of cornerback Cortland Finnegan from an injured hamstring and nickel back Vincent Fuller from a broken arm. Both Finnegan and Fuller missed three games, including the 59-0 rout at New England on Oct. 18. Nick Harper has missed three straight with his own broken arm, but Rod Hood, a veteran signed Oct. 15, has eased that loss with two picks in two games. “That allows us to do


nated the race to snap a 97-race winless streak and become the first 50-yearold NASCAR winner since 1993. Martin went on to win at Darlington, Michigan, Chicago and New Hampshire to become a legitimate contender for the Cup title. But, speaking on Friday, he said the wins alone are not what has made this year so satisfying. “You know, I found so much peace and happiness and good-quality time with people, relationships, family, co-

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, left, is brought down by Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan last Sunday. more,� Fisher said. “Once they come back then, if in fact we need to pressure a little more we can. They have a little better understanding. Rod’s played, he can cover, he can challenge receivers. So, it really starts there.� Indeed it does. The Titans had a minus-10 turnover ratio through the first six games, and now they are plus-six in their two wins. Finnegan has intercepted a pass in each of the past two games and returned one for a touchdown in last week’s 34-27

win in San Francisco as part of 24 points scored off turnovers. Coincidentally, the Titans had only 11 sacks in the skid including two games where they didn’t take a quarterback down even once. They have matched their seasonhigh with four sacks in each of the past two games. “We’re just trying to basically put as much pressure on the quarterback as possible,� defensive tackle Tony Brown said Thursday.

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Tennessee, Ole Miss meet with bowl hopes on line By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press Writer

OXFORD, Miss. — Bowl representatives will be in attendance Saturday when Tennessee travels to Mississippi with both teams on the verge of clinching postseason eligibility. Whether that’s important or not depends on which coach you ask. Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt sees Saturday’s game as the start of a key stretch. “It is huge,� Nutt said. “It doesn’t get any bigger than this. It is always about recruiting because it is year-round. It is about bowl participation because it gives you extra practice. It is big — bigger than big.� For Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin? Not so much. It’s just the next game, he told reporters this week, and the topic of bowl eligibility doesn’t come up. “It doesn’t matter,� he said. “It has nothing to do with the way that we prepare, the way that we install, the way that we practice.� The return of former Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron to Oxford will get much of the attention Saturday, but postseason possibilities are the dominant subplot

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here. Tennessee (5-4, 2-3 SEC) and Ole Miss (6-3, 2-3) need just one more win to clinch bowl eligibility and meet at a time when both seem to be putting everything together after slow starts. Both have won three of their last four and face traditional rivals in games that will likely be emotional tossups to finish the sea-

son. Winning Saturday seems the easiest postseason path, and the Volunteers feel they’re playing their best football now “There’s a huge transformation being made on this team,� defensive end Chris Walker said. “We’re not playing for an SEC championship, but by the way we’re practicing, by the way that we’re playing, you wouldn’t be able to tell we weren’t playing for one. Every day we come out there, we’re trying to play like a championship team and be a championship team, because that’s eventually what we’re going to be around here.� The Rebels started the season with hopes of being a championship squad and rose as high as No. 4 in the Top 25. Though off to their best start in a half-decade, there are still questions surrounding the team’s

postseason fitness. First the offense struggled, then seemed to right itself with Dexter McCluster lining up in the backfield. Now the defense seems to be off the mark and suffered a blow this week when defensive end Greg Hardy — one of Orgeron’s best finds — was lost for the season to a broken left wrist. That will affect Ole Miss’ strength — it’s pass rush — just as the Rebels face one of the nation’s better offensive lines. With Jonathan Crompton under center, the large and athletic Volunteers have given up just 10 sacks this season. “I really credit it to the quarterback, making his reads and getting the ball out quick,� Ole Miss defensive end Kentrell Lockett said. “The offensive line can only hold the defensive line for so long, so it’s

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Champagne Auction

Saturday Dec. 5th, 2009 at the Sevierville Civic Center Preview at 1:00p.m. and Auction at 2:00p.m.

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Quick Facts

Tennessee: 5-4, 2-3 SEC Ole Miss: 6-3, 2-3 SEC UT: Lane Kiffin: 5-4 (1st yr) UM: Houston Nutt: 12777 (16th yr) UT: NR AP / NR USA Today UM: NR AP / NR USA Today Series: UT leads 43-18-1 At Oxford: UT leads 3-0 Site: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580) TV: CBS Announcers: Craig Bollerjack, Steve Beuerlein Radio: Vol Network Announcers: Bob Kesling, Tim Priest, Mike Stowell Next Game: Nov. 21 Vanderbilt

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Tickets are a $5.00 donation & available by calling the shelter 453-7000 and will be available at the door.


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Sunday Services: 8:00 Holy Eucharist 9:15 Christian Education 10:30 Holy Eucharist

345 Hardin Lane Sevierville, 865-453-0943 “The Episcopal Church welcomes you�

Pastor: Henry C. (Brad) Bradford Worship Time 10:30 AM Sunday School: 9:15AM Middle School Youth: Sun. 5:30PM Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies: Wed. 6:30PM Senior HighYouth: Wed. 6:30PM

Sevierville Church of God

Pastor Stacy Pearcy

Millican Grove Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30am Worship Service 10:45am Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm year round Singing 4th Sunday Night Fellowship Lunch 2nd Sunday Pastor Robert “Rocky� Ball

Pathways Church

“Innertainment for the Heart� Service Location 1126 Wagner Dr., Sevierville, TN

Roberts United Methodist Church

(across from SCHS off Industrial Park Dr.) Saturday Service 6:00 Sunday Morning Service 9:00 & 10:45 Church Office: 865-428-6312

SEVIERVILLE Second Baptist CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Sevierville 208 Hicks Dr.




Smoky Mountain Christian Church

125 South Blvd. SUNDAY SERVICES 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 6:30 p.m. Wed. Eve. - Church 5:45 p.m. Meal (Sept-May) Phil Curry, Minister sery

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Pentecostal Church of God

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Coyote teams get 1st home wins in school history SEVIERVILLE — The Catlettsburg Coyotes and Lady Coyotes achived the first home wins in school history earlier this week when they won their games against the visiting Wearwood Wildcats. Coach Brock Lambin

and assistant coach Jeremy Kerr’s teams started things off right in the girls’ game, as the Lady Coyotes caputred the 31-16 win over the Lady Wildcats. Sarah Hillard and Brittany Howard shared top scoring honors for

the Lady Coyotes with 10 points each. Megan Tippett added eight points in the victory. Avonlea Wilkerson had nine points for Wearwood. In the boys’ game the Coyotes squeaked out a hard-fought 40-38 as Jake



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Trinity Lane & Reagan Dr., Rod Rutherfod, Minister Sunday Bible Study 9:30 Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 RADIO BROADCAST: “What the Bible Says” SUN: 8am WPFT 106.3 FM SUN: 10am WSEV 105.5FM

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Worship Opportunities: Saturdays 5:30 pm till Labor Day (no service 7/4) Sundays 10:30 am

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11:00 a.m. Casual Dress Welcome Free Parking in rear of Church

Pastor Janet Volk 436-5641

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Roar Fork Rd., Gatlinburg Pastor: Rev. Kim D. McCroskey


Sunday School - 9:45am Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45am Sunday Evening Service 6:00pm Sunday School - 9:45am Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church

Mountain View Church of Christ

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Kodak Quality Inn Meeting Room Sun. Class: 10am Sun. AM Worship: 11am Sun. PM Worship

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855 Union Valley Church Rd. Seymour Hudson Chesteen Pastor, 865-453-8606

Sunday Liturgy 8am and 10:30 a.m. Vigil (Saturday) 5:30p.m. Holy Resurrection Byzantine Catholic Mission Divine Liturgy, Sunday 5:30pm Rev. Ragan Shriver, Pastor 307 Black Oak Ridge Rd. - Seymour (865) 573-1203

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Community Calendar

Editor’s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. They are listed by date. To place an item phone 4280748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

Saturday, Nov. 14 Angel Food

Angel Food pickup: n 8-11 a.m. Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd., Pigeon Forge. 429-2508. n 8 to 10 a.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 908-1245. n 10 a.m. to noon, River of Life Outreach, 110 Simmons Road. 679-6796. n 8 to 9:30 a.m., Glades Lebanon Baptist Church, 820 E. Highlands Drive, Gatlinburg. 659-3443. n 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kodak UMC, 2923 Bryan Road. 933-5996. n 9:30 to 11 a.m., The Father’s House, 139 Bruce Street. 286-9784.

Christmas Shopping

“Christmas Shopping for a Cause� to support the Women’s Care Center and SafeSpace, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sevierville Civic Center. Free admission. 548-9841 or e-mail to cmbrackins@

New Center Fundraiser

New Center School barbecue dinner 5 p.m., 7 p.m. auction. Meal $6 adults, $4 children. Auction funds used to update technology. Dinner funds to purchase school sign.


American Legion Post 104 “Crafts and Collectibles Sale and Eats.� $20 per table for sellers, $10 if bring your own table. Post will sell pancakes early, then hot dogs. 428-7821 or 429-5329 to reserve space.

Cove Clothes Closet

Cove Clothes Closet, 3238 Pittman Center Road at Old Richardson Cove Church,

open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays only. Free clothing. 453-4526.

Coats for the Cold

Roberts UMC, 1810 Jayell Road, coat giveaway 5-7 p.m. Free chili and soup supper. 453-2292.

Christmas Assistance

East Tennessee Toy Run applications taken 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sevierville Community Center. Distribution Dec. 12. Requires Social Security card, ID for each child, proof of public assistance.

Teen Christmas

Applications for Teen Christmas assistance for ages 13-17 taken 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sevierville Community Center. Distribution Dec. 12. Requires Social Security card, ID for each child, proof of public assistance.

Providence Baptist

Providence Baptist Church, Sevierville, bean supper and auction 4-6:30 p.m. Proceeds to local missions.

Spaghetti Dinner

French Broad Lodge No. 588 spaghetti dinner, 4-8 p.m. lodge on Douglas Dam Road in Kodak. $6 adults, $4 children under 12.

Turkey Shoot

Turkey shoot 2 p.m., weather permitting, behind Catons Chapel Fire Department, 3109 Pittman Center Road.

Pittman Center School

Pittman Center School Fall Festival 4-8 p.m.; turkey dinner 4-6 p.m. Games, auction, Adults $7; children $4. 436-4515.

Cemetery Walk

Free walk through Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery Park 1-2 p.m., sponsored by Spencer Clack DAR. Includes dramatizations by re-enactors. Overflow parking at Mountain National Bank. 908-7988.

Shady Grove Dinner Shady Grove United Methodist Church in

Dandridge annual turkey dinner 4-7 p.m. $7 adults, ages 6 and under free. 1675 Harold Patterson Road, off Highway 139.

Order of Eagles

Fraternal Order of Eagles organizing to support police, fire and military. Bake sale, yard sale and membership drive, 8-5 p.m. today and Sunday at flea market on West Dumplin Valley Road.

Trinity Full Gospel

Gospel singing at Trinity Full Gospel Church on Thomas Cross Road, 7 p.m. featuring Smoky Mountain Pilgrims, Mullins Family, others. 453-888

Church Conference

Conference at Voice of Victory Church, Sims Road, 10 a.m., includes brunch. Speaker Barbara Lay. 4531781.

Wears Valley UMC

Wears Valley United Methodist Men hosting free community breakfast 8 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 15 Bluegrass Sunday

Bluegrass Sunday 9 a.m. with Joe Soward, Roy Swann and others, Kodak United Methodist, 2923 Bryan Road.

Monday, Nov. 16 Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church, Chapman and Boyds Creek Highway n 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn, Gatlinburg


Gatekeepers men’s Bible study 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mountain Drive, Sevierville. 310-7831.

Greenways Workshop

City of Gatlinburg hosts public workshop to discuss Greenways Trail System master plan, 5 p.m. in City Hall. 436-4990.

Seymour Story Time

Preschool story time 11

a.m. Seymour Library. 5730728.

Bariatric Support

Bariatric Surgery Support Group meets at 7 p.m. at Echota Resort Clubhouse on Highway 66. 453-6841 or 712-3287.

Tuesday, Nov. 17 Old Harp Singing

back entrance n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room, Sevierville

Friday, Nov. 20 MOPS


Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary meet at 6 p.m. for potluck dinner and 7 p.m. for meeting at Senior Center.

Hot Meals

Old Harp shape note singing 7 p.m., Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road. 428-0874.

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

Toys For Tots


Toys for Tots sign-ups 5-9 p.m. today and Thursday; 9-5 Nov. 21, Belz Mall suite 46 (old KB Toys). Requires picture ID, proof of residency, birth certificate/ SS card for child. 429-9002 or e-mail to johnlinnert@

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Fox Trot B&B, Wiley Oakley, Gatlinburg, 436-3033 n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC


Gatekeepers men’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591.

Wednesday, Nov. 18 Sevierville Story Time

Preschool story time 10:30 a.m., Sevier County Main Library. 453-3532.

Thursday, Nov. 19 Amateur Radio

Sevier County Emergency Radio Services meets at 7:30 p.m. at Emergency Operations Center, Bruce Street, Sevierville. E-mail to or 4292422.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road, Sevierville n 6:30 p.m. Seymour UMC, Chapman Highway,

Mothers Of Preschoolers meets 9:30 to noon, Evergreen Church. 4283001.

Teen Driver Training

Sevierville Police Department collision avoidance training for drivers aged 16-20, today and Saturday, Sevierville Events Center. 868-1866 or e-mail to

Kids Night Out

Great Smokies Chapter DAR meets at 10:30 a.m. at Pigeon Forge Library. Loy Jones to speak on Benedict Arnold. 774-2236.

Kids Night Out 6-10 p.m. at Pigeon Forge Community Center. $10 for center members, $15 for nonmembers. 429-7373.

Kodak Story Time


American Business Women’s Association meets at Holiday Inn, Pigeon Forge. Networking 6 p.m., dinner meeting to follow.


Midway Family Community and Education Club meets at 1 p.m. at Mountain National Bank, Kodak.

Sub Vets

Smoky Mountain Sub Vets meets at 6 p.m,, Islamorada Restaurant. www.SmokyMountainBase. com or 429-0465 or 6923368.

Good Age Group

Seymour United Methodist Church Good Age group meets at 11 a.m. for lunch trip to O’Charley’s. 5739711.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots sign-ups 5-9 p.m. today and Saturday, Belz Mall (old KB Toy store). Picture ID, proof of residency, birth certificate/social security card for each child. 429-9002 or e-mail to johnlinnert@


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

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

Saturday, Nov. 21 Cove Clothes Closet

Cove Clothes Closet, 3238 Pittman Center Road at old Richardson Cove Church, open 9-3 Saturdays. Free clothing. 453-4526.

Turkey Shoot

Turkey Shoot 2 p.m. weather permitting, behind Catons Chapel Fire Department, 3109 Pittman Center Road.

Gun Carry Permit

Handgun carry permit class 8:30 a.m., Dandridge Police Department. (865) 397-8862, ext. 26; or 3567423.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots sign-ups 5-9 p.m., Belz Mall (old KB Toy store). Picture ID, proof of residency, birth certificate/social security card for each child. 429-9002 or e-mail to johnlinnert@

Sunday, Nov. 22 Colonial Dames

John Ogle Colonial Dames XVII Century meets at 2 p.m. at Sevier County Library. Memorial service by chaplain Verna Finwick.

Holiday of Hope Pageant beneďŹ ting Relay For Life Nov. 21, 2009 at The Tennessee Shindig Theater, Pigeon Forge













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Lost Cockatiel Gray and White. Name Peppy. Will land on shoulder 388-0241

Lost: Jack Russell Terrier between Cosby & Gatlinburg. Answers to the name Abby. Black & white with some brown. Reward. 423-366-3219

Mark Our Words: You’ll Find It in the Classifieds! 428-0748

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Clifford E. Carpenter And wife, Casaundra G. Carpenter to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee, on December 14, 2006 at Volume 2690, Page 117and conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Deutsche Bank Nat l Trust, as trustee for WaMu Series 2007-HE1 Trust The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Fourth (4th) Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:Lot 39 of Snappwood Estates, Block B, as the same is shown by plat of record in Map Book 27, Page 67 in the Register s Office of Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat specific reference is here made for a more particular description. Street Address: 1155 Pullen Road Sevierville, TN 37862 Current Owner(s) of Property: Clifford E. Carpenter and wife, Casaundra G. Carpenter The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1155 Pullen Road, Sevierville, TN 37862, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-012791


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Lube Oil Change Technician Experience a plus. Pay based on experience. Mon-Fri. Paid Vacation & Holidays, Insurance. Send application to McNelly Whaley Ford, 750 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville TN 37862

Sale at public auction will be on December 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, at the front door, Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Glen Roberts and Minda Roberts, husband and wife to Heritage Title Services, Trustee, on May 24, 2006 at Book Volume 2570, Page 483conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Sevier County Register s Office. Owner of Debt: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2006-HE8 The following real estate located in Sevier County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Civil District Number One (1) of Sevier County, Tennessee, adjoining the lands of Stinnett and Proffitt and public road, and more particularly described as follows:BEGINNING on a sycamore at the creek and runs South 29 degrees East 838 feet to a stake at the road; thence with road, North 75 degrees East 249 feet to a stake, corner to Proffitt; thence with same North 32 degrees 45 minutes West 706 feet to a stake at creek; thence with same, North 61 degrees West 200 feet to a stake; thence South 76-1/2 degrees West 114 feet to the beginning.SAID PREMISES ARE SUBJECT TO free access to the springs on the S. L. Rolen property, as set out in deed in division of property, is hereby conveyed to the party of the second part.

247 MAINTENANCE cepted until 12 noon on Thursday, 11/19/09. Apply in person: Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Smoky Mountain Resort, 404 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg.

238 HOTEL/MOTEL Four Seasons Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg hiring 2nd Shift Desk Clerk. Apply in person. 242 RESTAURANT Log Cabin Pancake House, Gatlinburg Accepting Applications for Cashier/Hostess and Server. Apply in Person 7 AM2PM 327 Historic Nature Trail.

Now Hiring: Assistant Kitchen Manager & Experienced Cooks. Apply in person at: Blaine’s Grill & Bar light #8 Gatlinburg MonFri 11:30am-3pm 247 MAINTENANCE General Maintenance Technician needed for high quality Resort. Plumbing, electrical, and carpentry experience required. Full Time, Year Round, willing to work weekends and holidays, flexible schedule. After 90 Days of employment, Health and Dental Insurance is available to employee and Paid Holidays/Personal Days are acquired. Must be 100% Customer Service Oriented. TN Drug Free Workplace. Background Check. Applications will be ac-

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NOTICE OF BMA WORKSHOP CITY OF SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE This will serve as legal notice that the Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) has scheduled a workshp on Monday, November 16, 2009. The workshop will be held at 4:00 PM in the Council Hall at the Sevierville Civic Center, 130 Gary Wade Blvd., Sevierville, TN. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss TDOT Presentation, Dollywood Banners, Bond Financing, Smoky Mountain Football Jamboree Kickoff, and other items of interest. Lynn K. McClurg, City Recorder

Street Address: 1408 Rocky Flats Road Sevierville, TN 37876 Current Owner(s) of Property: Glen D. Roberts The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1408 Rocky Flats Road, Sevierville, TN 37876, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY INTEREST THAT MAY EXIST IN UNRELEASED DEED OF TRUST OF RECORD AT BOOK D660, PAGE 631, IN THE REGISTER S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-022186 November 14, 21 and 28, 2009


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Days Inn Apple Valley in Sevierville Hiring for Experienced Front Desk Clerk. Apply in Person at 1841 Parkway.

Grand Crowne Resorts in Pigeon Forge now hiring sales reps. Experienced or Inexperience . Commission up to 25% partial pd next day. Full benefits. Call 865-851-5105 or 865-804-5672




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Susan’s Cleaning Service s2ESIDENTIALs"USINESS s#ABINSs(OMES s,ICENSED "ONDEDs)NSURED 20 yrs. exp. 438-9219

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556 FIREWOOD Firewood for sale. All hardwood. $45 rick. 865-977-8903 557 MISC. SALES


Ghandi Pool Table for sale. $500. 2565247



2 Family Yard Sale. Coca Cola Collector bottles 1 free to every customer. 530 Loraine St. off Sharron Dr. in Pigeon Forge. 5 Family Yard Sale. Riverview Circle behind McDonalds across from Apple Barn. Clothes, furniture, Christmas items & more. 8am-? Fri & Sat Antiques, knick knacks, furniture, baby furniture, clothing, too much to mention. Old Creswell Market on Dolly Parton Pkwy. 8am-5pm Friday & Saturday Belle Meadows- 854 Amy Lea Friday & Saturday 8-4 Sunday 8-12 Boyds Creek area. 2145 Bryson Ct. Sat 8am-? Garage is full. Baby to plus size clothing, hwares, new items for gift giving. Must sell all. Corner computer desk $40. Epsom printer $30. Kenmore Microwave Conv, Oven $50. (865)428-0777. First Yard Sale this year. Good prices on furniture, kids clothes, coats, shoes, toys, swing set, dog kennel. Three miles past 84 Lumber, sale on Douglass Lane. Thursday 12-Friday 13, 8-? Friday noon. Half price on what’s left. Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm. 2420 Frost Valley Ct. Murphy Farm Garage Sale Friday & Saturday 2727 Highland Park Dr off Teaster Ln in Pigeon Forge. Furniture & misc. GARAGE SALE: Friday & Sat. Something for everyone. 733 RIVER RD. KODAK. LARGE YARD SALE, Fri. , 8-3; Sat. 8-12; 1634 Turtle Dove Trail, Sev. Mtn. Meadows Subd. MOVING SALE - Inside. Furniture, washer, etc. Today 9-5; Sunday 9-2; 307 Cate Byrd Rd. beside Smokies Stadium. 865-2371459. Multi Family Yard Sale. Old Kodak Methodist Church 2941 Douglas Dam Rd, Kodak 37764. Saturday 7am. Furniture, clothes, household items, etc. Sale Sat Nov. 14th 8-3 522 Oldham St. follow signs off Teaster Lane or Vet. Blvd. Plus Size Clothes, Clothes of all sizes, Christmas Decorations, household, furniture. Saturday 8:30-3:30 Huge Rummage Sale at Riverside RV Park Pavilion. 4280 Boyds Creek Hwy. Lots of household items, clothing juniorswomens & mens. Everyone welcome. Yard Sale Friday & Saturday. Clothes, Christmas items, toys, glassware, antiques. 3426 Smith Lane, Pigeon Forge

Free Registered Pomeranian puppy. 865-206-9775



1BR furnished City of Pigeon Forge. $550 mth. 865712-3026.

2 BR APT. in Pigeon Forge area. $550/mo, $275 damage dep. up front. No pets! 865573- 6859 or 3895229

2BR 2BA near Apple Barn, parking garage, on river, unfurnished $800. Furnished $950. 6 mth minimum lease + damage dep. 865-3882365.

2BR 1.5BA Townhouse

Central H/A. All appliances + W/D. Very nice. Great location. PF City Limits. $650/mth + damage dep. No pets. 428-1951 Ask for Ron

2BR 2BA P.F. Fully furnished condo 7th floor. Spectacular view. 30 ft private balcony. $1200 mth. 1st & last mth 425-9226988

Sweet Potatoes-5 gallon for $10. 768 Graves Delozier Rd. 908-8194. 589 FURNITURE

2BR/1.5BA on Village Dr. in Gatlinburg. Furnished. $830 a month with 1st month deposit. Ref req. 276-780-0591

For Sale

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


Glenn Meadows, Glenn Vista & now Ruth Villas Hardwood oors, plus many extras, 1 year lease, no pets, TVA energy efďŹ cient.

865-453-8947 865-776-2614


2 BD / 1 BA Upstairs Apartment Downtown Sevierville $



1000 sq ft OfďŹ ce Space First month free $850/mo 1 yr lease Available Immediately Near Hospital

428-4244 610 DUPLEX FOR RENT

Pigeon Forge Duplex 3BR 2BA 1 level Double carport. $750 mth. No pets.1yr lease. 932-2613

2 & 3 BR Duplex for rent. 1 year lease. No Pets 428-6598

(865) 654-6526

Kellum Creek Townhomes 1 BR $450.00 incl. water & sewer.


New 900 sq ft Brick Apts. Pigeon Forge $625 Month. 865-388-9240 SPACIOUS

1100 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA $600 mth + $500 dep. 1 yr lease. No Pets. 428-0713 or 389-5780

  2BR 1BA Pigeon Forge $650 mth, $650 damage. 865-654-0222. 2BR Duplex. Quiet country setting. Water included. Pets ok $550 mth. 865-806-9896 3BR 2BA Gat. $850 mth. W/D hkup. Kit appl. 865-3862512 3BR 3BA $800 mth. W/D hkup. Kit. appl. 865-3862512 Don’t Get Stuck in Tourist Traffic! 2 BR Duplex Apartment Unit(s) with garage for $600$635 in the Boyds Creek-Sevierville/ Seymour area. No pets/No smoking. $600 deposit required. Applicants must also sign waiver allowing background/credit check. 865-3320448 any nite from 5pm-9pm.

Pigeon Forge 3BR On the river. Rent & security $650 each. 453-4744 693 ROOMS FOR RENT

Weekly Rentals Includes Phone, Color TV, Wkly Housekeeping Micr./Frig. Available $169.77+ Family Inns West

Pigeon Forge 865-453-4905 •

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CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes Call 428-5161 WALK TO WALMART Furn, W/D On Trolley Route Large 2 Bed Weekly, Bi-Weekly or Monthly 865-789-1427

1 & 2 BR avail. Some Pets OK. $400 UP WATER INCLUDED Murrell Meadows 1/8 mile from Walters State College Allensville Road Walk to lake Reasonable Rates

654-7033 BIG BROKER BOB’s REALTY 865-774-5919 SILO APARTMENTS Offers 1/2 BR Units


Rooms for rent, weekly rates, furn., cable TV, same rent all year.

New Center

436-4471 or 621-2941

3BR/2BA Garage, Pet Friendly

Cable, Laundry, Kitchens, Clean Rooms, NO PETS.

2BR apts for $550-$600. 7805.

rent. 908-

A Great Location. 1 block off Pkwy, near Walmart. 2BR 2BA, carport, patio. Nonsmoking environment, no pets please. $535 mth, year lease. 4535396 Apartment for rent 2 Bedroom Large Utility Room Satellite & cable TV, Washer & Dryer, Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher. Pigeon Forge. One block off Teaster Lane. 865-8092525 BOSTON HILL APARTMENTS Located in Gatlinburg Now Accepting Applications. Call (865) 436-3565 For Appointment. City of Pigeon Forge 2BR 1800 sq ft with Garage No pets 865-659-4645 CROSSCREEK 2BR/1.5BA $545 2BR/2BA Large Garden apartment $570.00 to $580.00 865-429-4470 For rent in Pigeon Forge 1BR furnished apt. Clean, quiet, all utilities & cable furnished. No smoking. No pets. Ideal for retired person $650 mth. 429-8383 or 6213792

McCarter’s Efficiency Apts 221 Newman Rd, Gatlinburg. Call 865-850-2542. Mountain View Townhome apartment for rent 2BR 1.5BA. Newly remodeled with hardwood flooring & new carpet. Located in Gatlinburg. 1st mth rent & security deposit required. For more information call 865-868-0449 Mon-Fri 8:30am5:30pm or 865356-3015 after hours & weekends

Gatlinburg Beautiful 2BR 2BA Furnished Condo with Fireplace, Overlooks stocked trout stream and has heated pool. Walk to downtown Gatlinburg, includes water, cable, Flat screen TV. Immediate occupancy, Minimum 1 Year lease $875 mth. 865-771-9600 Studio condo on Pkwy, furn, util inc, wifi, cbl, indr pool $200/ wk 540-397- 4977 698 MOBILE HOME RENTALS

Sevierville 3BR/2BA garage/basement pet friendly


Murrell Meadows 1BR/1BA $415.00 2BR/1BA $455.00 865-429-2962 Nice, clean 1 BR. 10 miles East of Gat. (865) 228-7533 or (865) 430-9671. RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962

Sevierville Duplex 2BR 2BA Whirlpool. 1 level. $700 mo. No pets. References. Tony-414-6611

699 HOME RENTALS 1BR home Gatlinburg. No pets. $400 mth. 453-8852.

OWNER FINANCE lease option, purchase. 3bd/2ba, all brick, ďŹ replace, w/tub plus ext 24x24 garage/ workshop, large lot, 100% of pmnts go toward purchase $1400 a month


3 BD / 2 BA 4 MILES FROM EXIT 407 $700/MONTH & DEPOSIT. NO PETS. 865-712-5238, 865-705-9096 New Homes for Rent. 3BR/2BA starting at $700 - $850 & $1000 per month. No pets. 865-850-3874

3BR 2BA with basement. Great location near high school. No pets. $900 mth + sec. 368-6799 2BR & 3BR Call Frank (865) 919-3433. 2BR 1.5BA Quiet wooded area on Sims Rd. $600 mth 1st & last + $200 damage. 388-3554 3BR 2BA on Douglas Lake. No pets. $800 mth $500 dep. 428-2310

2-3 BR Homes

Peaceful Settings Mountain View

865-933-0504 2BR & 3BR Central H/A. Close to Douglas Lake. $400 & up + deposit. Call 865382-7781 or 865933-5894. 3BR 1.5BA Kodak area. $450 mth $450 dep. No pets. 382-4199. 3BR/1.5BA Private Setting. 2.5 miles from Wilderness. $650 mo. 4285204 Beautiful 3BR Double Wide, CH/A, On large lot. Close to Douglas Lake. Recently Remodeled. $600 + $600 deposit. 865-3827781 or 933-5894 Beautiful large triple wide. Fireplace. On private lot. $700 mth + dep. 382-7781 or 9335894 CLOSE IN TO SEV 2BR/2BA, Stove, Fridge, D/W, Includes Mowing. $575 a mo. Lease, Ref. Req. 1st, Last and Damage. No Pets. Rebecca 621-6615 Douglas Lake 2BR private lot $550 mth $350 dep. No pets. 865-428-9963 Look Here! Low Income. Small Family. 40 footer with 12x12 room built onto it. Large lot. $300 mth Call Ora Lee Price 865-6548702

in Sevierville

Affordable Housing in Gatlinburg

428 Park Rd. near trolley stop CHEAP$100 weekly Includes All Utilities.

2BR 2BA triplex PF. 2BR apt Sev. No pets. Clean & convenient. 453-5079.

Kodak New 2BR 1BA house No pets. $495 mth $400 dep. 254-3269

Pet Friendly


1 BR / 1 BA IN SEVIERVILLE $380.00 + DEPOSIT NO PETS 865-712-5238

Mobile Home for rent. 2BR 1BA Water furnished. Kodak 933-5348 Seymour area. 2BR 1BA. Water & sewer furnished $475 mth $275 damage. No pets. 654-2519. Leave msg. 699 HOME RENTALS 1BR 1BA cottage in Glades area. Kitchen appliances included. $550 mth No pets. 207-7527

3BR/2BA + Bonus Room 2 car garage in Kodak $975/Mo + dep. 865-7482684 4BR/1.5BA, $1000/mo + deposit. 1444 Twin Oaks Rd. 423-967-6544. CONV. TO SEV Vaulted Ceiling, Stone F/P, Loft, W/wet bar. Garage, Freshly Painted, No Pets or Smokers. Lease and Ref. Req. $1,100 per mo. includes mowing. 1st, Last + Deposit. Rebecca 621-6615. Kodak 3BR, 1.5BA Brick with Carport, CH/A $700 a month. 680-8313 Nice 2BD 2BA Furn. in PF. SM Pet ok. Lease, dep, $900 mth 366-7339 Nice 2BR/1BA house in walking distance downtown from Gatlinburg. 4365385 or 850-7256




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1BR Unfurnished No Washer/Dryer 710 West Main Street. 1 mile past Hardees on Right $400 a month. 548-1486 or 4532026

1950 sq. ft. Brick, 3bd/2ba 2 covered porches gas ďŹ replace, great room, hickory cabinets, below bank payoff $195,000 ďŹ rm 932-2229

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   $!+!$" "(-+!& ') !&&   First Time Home Buyers Get Tax Credit Now 3 bedroom 2 bath 423-608-8146

FORECLOSURE SALE 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in Kodak area. Financing Available. Call 865-604-3565 for appointment. 712 OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE Saturday 11am-1pm Windswept Sub. 1805 Harrisburg Mill Rd Beautiful 4BR home. Fireplace, in ground pool. $399,000. 865-908-8508 or 712-0366



16x72 2+2 Fltwd Price includes delivery & set up $10,900. 933-6544

Owner Finance mobile home on 1.09 acres. Seymour. $25,000. 865-3992392.

3BD/2BA With Land I will ďŹ nance!

Only 3 left! Call Mickey (865) 453-0086

Sevierville 3BR/2BA House $800 per month + $800 Deposit. No Pets. 428-2372 Very nice 3 bed/2 bath home w/entry gate on paved drive, 2 car garage, sunroom, and yard care included. Ref. req. Minutes from PF on Waldens Creek. $1200 monthly, deposit req. Call 389-9326

HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE 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 1-800-6699777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.


Sue Carney Re/Max Pref. Prop 865-556-4030 865-689-8100 View at:



1996 HONDA PASSPORT. V-6 AT, 4wd, good tires. Red with gray int. $3500. Call 865607-6542.

1751 WinďŹ eld Dunn Pkwy Sevierville, TN 37862

USED 2 BEDROOM IN MOVE-IN CONDITION! Oak cabinets 14x70 $13,900 Delivered Call Joe at 865-428-1978

1997 HONDA Accord, 4 cyl., 5 sp. AC, 4 dr., looks & runs good. $3000. Call 865-607-6542.

2004 NISSAN TITAN, 4wd, low mileage, black, $17,000. Call 865-386-3286.

2006 Chevy Tahoe, 57K, exc. cond., leather, XM radio, running boards, $19,995. Call George Sabido, 556-5103. At Lucy’s Mkt. & Grill BP Station, 2046 Chapman Hwy.




Manufactured home on fall lake view rental lot is a beauty. Home is immaculate and is nicely fully furnished. Subd is off hwy 139 in Kodak. Call Diane @ Rimmer Realty 865-397-2432 or cell 423-327-0956.

We buy junk cars. Cash at pick up. 865-385-2280 945 TRUCK SALES 2003 GMC Sonoma EXT Cab Tow Package Low Mileage $6,900. 6045050

718 LAND FOR SALE Wears Valley, 4.75 Acres on Hwy 321 865-453-3340


4 office rentals + large garage. S. Blvd Way $249,000. 933-6544

Office for rent used now as beauty shop. Avail Nov. 15th. 933-6544

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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.


Sevierville & Kodak $500 + dep. No pets. Refs. 9336544.

Sun. NOV. 15 2pm-4pm 696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT


Renters Wanted New Home $440 mth 423-608-8146



Yard Sale Sat & Sun 10am-? Kids stuff, household, hardwares. 2485 Henderson Springs Rd, Pigeon Forge.

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Comics ◆ A15

Saturday, November 14, 2009 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home


Parents are not obligated to continue paying son’s rent



Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: My son, “Terry,” is 30 and newly divorced with two sons. My husband and I have been helping him since he had a hard time finding a job. He lived with us for three months. My husband (his stepfather) bought him a car and insurance so he could get to work and be able to pick up his boys. In April, Terry moved into an apartment. We paid the security deposit and first month’s rent. He found a job in June, but with child support payments, he still had a hard time with the rent, so we continued to help him through the summer. The problem is, in August, he let “Larry” move in with him. Larry is an alcoholic with no job. He has a filthy mouth and is into porn. Terry says he’s just “helping him out.” We think this is terrible and have decided to stop giving Terry money for rent because we don’t want to help Larry. I don’t think our grandsons should be around this man. Terry says he doesn’t need our permission to let someone move in. I believe if he were paying his own way, it wouldn’t be my business. Am I wrong for not wanting to help anymore? — Slapped in the Face Dear Slapped: You are absolutely right. You are not obligated to pay your son’s rent under any circumstances. If he chooses to bring an unsavory character into his life, that is his choice, but you don’t have to subsidize it. Don’t be angry. Be firm and practical. Tell him he can do what he wishes, but he’ll be doing it on his own. If you feel you must help him in some way, offer to pay a

portion of his child support. Dear Annie: November is Prematurity Awareness Month. My wife and I would like to share the story of our daughter’s birth, in the hope that it will encourage women to get prenatal care during pregnancy. Lauren was born at 26 and a half weeks, weighing 2 pounds and 1 ounce, and spent five frightening months in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit before we could bring her home. As an African-American, my wife had a higher risk of an early delivery, and even though she did everything right, she still went into preterm labor. Today, Lauren is a healthy, beautiful 5-yearold with lots of personality and a keen intelligence. Her only medical concern is asthma. We are convinced that my wife’s prenatal and personal care helped with Lauren’s overall health, despite her early birth. We want to warn other parents about the seriousness of premature birth and let them know there are things they can do to lower the chances that their baby will be born too soon. Parents can get information about the warning signs of preterm labor and how to help give their baby a healthy start in life at — Densel

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and Nikki Fleming Dear Densel and Nikki Fleming: We are glad your daughter is a healthy 5-year-old, and we appreciate your letting our readers know about the website so they, too, can give their babies the best possible start. Dear Annie: I read the response to “Doctor in California” and agree that the media put such a spin on many medications that people can be afraid to use them. I am a dog groomer. One day a regular client brought in her dog. It had lost all its hair around the ears, and the skin had turned a bright red. The owner was using a cream the doctor had given her, but it wasn’t helping much. She told me the doctor had also suggested steroid shots, but she had refused because she didn’t want her pet to “become addicted and gain all that muscle.” Holding back a giggle, I assured her it was a different kind of steroid and would help her dog immensely. Two weeks later, the dog’s skin was back to normal. — Ginger Dear Ginger: We’re envisioning a new canine superhero. 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, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL 60611. 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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