The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 25, No. 341 ■ December 7, 2009 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents
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5Colts make it 21 straight Manning keeps Indy perfect with 27-17 victory over Titans
Guardsmen of the 278th prepare for roll call before leaving.
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SPORTS, Page a8
Going bowling Tennessee to face Virginia Tech in Chick-fil-A on Dec. 31 Page A8
Weather Today Partly cloudy High: 49°
Tonight Partly cloudy Low: 35° DETAILS, Page A6
Obituaries Johathan Meyers, 49 Charles Miller Sr. Jackie Alexander, 77
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Index Local & State . A1-A4,A6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . A12 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8,A9 Business . . . . . . . . . . . A2 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Classifieds . . . . . A13-A15 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A12
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Family spend a little time with the departing guardsmen before they load up for the bus ride to Mississippi for a couple of weeks of training then heading back for a short holiday break.
278th leaves to train for Iraq By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — Loved ones of the 278th Armored Calvary Division saw their loved ones off at the Pigeon Forge Armory Sunday morning as they left for training in Mississippi. Their hearts were a little heavy, but there was great comfort in knowing they would reunite with their families in two weeks for a few days around Christmas. Pvt. Michael Jarrell stayed close to wife Jennifer, son Elijah, 6, and daughter Olivia, 4, before he had to board the bus. See 278th, Page A4
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Pvt. Michael Jarrell enjoys the 278th Armored Calvary Division’s Christmas party on Friday with children Elijah and Olivia and wife Jennifer.
A2 â—† Business
The Mountain Press â—† Monday, December 7, 2009
Deadline looming in FSA elections
Willieâ€™s opens in Seymour
From Submitted Reports SEVIERVILLE â€” Farmers, ranchers and other eligible voters are reminded to cast ballots in local FSA County Committee elections before next Mondayâ€™s deadline. â€œIt is crucial that all farmers and ranchers in Sevier County vote in this election to give them a voice in how FSA programs are administered in our area,â€? said James Giffin, executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Sevier County. Ballots were mailed Staff
County Mayor Larry Waters cuts the ribbon to officially open Willieâ€™s Restaurant on Chapman Highway in Seymour. The restaurant serves sandwiches, Italian food and daily lunch specials. It also serves Sisters ice cream and espresso. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11-9 Friday and Saturday. Call 773-0170.
Kodak student wins Titans tickets Awarded by local Farm Bureau office By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer
sional football game.â€?
Itâ€™s especially fitâ€œI like both Tennessee and Miami, but Iâ€™ll pull for ting that the Tennessee Tennessee.â€? Titans will be playing â€” Kodak second-grader Justin Rodney, 7, after winning tickets to the Miami Dolphins-Tennessee Titans NFL game on Dec. 20
A Kodak second-grader will share the field with the pros at the beginning of the Tennessee TitansMiami Dolphins game on Dec. 20 in Nashville. Justin Rodney, 7, has been selected as a regional winner of the Farm Bureau InsuranceTennesseeâ€™s â€œTennessee Titans Kids Captainâ€? contest. Farm Bureau Insurance offices in Tennessee keep boxes for children ages 5 to 11. For each Titanâ€™s game, one child is named the winner of items in the box. The items include four tickets to the game, a Titanâ€™s jersey and a child-size football helmet. The winner also has the opportunity to walk onto the field with the team captains at the beginning of the game for the coin toss and have his picture made with the players. â€œThe kids have a ball with it,â€? said Morris Monroe, agency manager of Sevier County Farm Bureauâ€™s Kodak office. â€œFarm Bureau does a lot for the community, including donating to the schools and sponsoring scholarships. This is the
second year Farm Bureau has sponsored the contest. It was limited to the Nashville area last year, but weâ€™ve made it statewide this year because it was such a hit.â€? Monroe said his office is part of a six-county region the insurance company serves. Jennifer Rodney was making adjustments to her insurance policy one day late summer when she noticed the contest. â€œHeâ€™s all into football,â€? Rodney said of Justin, a student at Northview Elementary
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