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Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Saturday at Fox Den CC ■


The KiMe Fund fourth annual Shakin’ Not Stirred Parkinson’s Fundraiser will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 12, at Fox Den Country Club.

The event will benefit the KiMe Fund, Leslie McDermott, KiMe Fund board member, said. All the money from the fund goes toward Parkinson’s research, she added. “In fact, recently on Nov. 5, we donated $25,000 to the Michael

J. Fox Foundation, so that’s the kind of research we fund.” This year’s event has a James Bond theme, she said. A silent auction begins at 7 p.m. Dinner begins at 8 p.m., and See KIME on Page 3A

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Steve Hodges, right, who started the KiMe Fund, stands with KiMe Board Member Eric Brinley, left, and A.D. Baxter.

McGill prepares Volunteers for second term celebrated ■

Town hosts annual FUN Volunteer/Committee Banquet


The path seems clear for Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill to end his mayoral service to the Town at roughly nine-and-a-quarter years, serving well into 2018. Taking office April 23, 2009 — ending then Mayor Eddy Ford’s four-term mayoral run with his first elected office victory — McGill’s first bid for reelection in 2014 has a uncontested path ballot wise. Looking ahead on his wish list, McGill, 71, said, “I sure would like us to make a dent on filling some of the empty spaces on Kingston Pike. Turkey Creek is full. I know everybody wants to be on Turkey Creek, but that’s not going to happen anymore. “We’ve got prime space with a lot of exposure with traffic on Kingston Pike,” he added. “I think we need to work on getting Kingston Pike pretty active again.” As for Town recreation, “We’re going to continue to make amenities for the parks, keep expanding what we have,” McGill said, adding he would like to see “a couple more at least” of artificial rectangular fields “so we could support major tournaments” in soccer, lacrosse or any other sport using a rectangular field. “We have a lot of people clamoring for tennis courts, too,” he

Mayor Ralph McGill

added. “I’d like to be able to do something about that.” Looking to roads, McGill sounded a note of caution. “We’ve got Concord Road widening coming at some point, although with the status for funding with TDOT it may be pushed back some,” he said. “The

Federal Highway Trust Fund is basically broke. So getting money from the feds to help on some of these bigger projects is going to be more difficult.” As for developing the historic Russell House at the corner for Kingston See MCGILL on Page 4A


As the country observes National Volunteer Month, the town of Farragut celebrated the contributions of its volunteers. The Town recognized those volunteers during its annual FUN Volunteer/Committee Banquet Friday, April 4, at Fox Den Country Club. “They don’t’ call us the ‘Volunteer State’ for nothing,” Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill said. “We certainly do have our fair share of [volunteers] in Tennessee and the town of Farragut. “We couldn’t be what we are without the volunteers,” he added. “We don’t pay you for it, but we sure reap the benefits.” McGill said 89 volunteers serve on 12 standing committees, and Town administrator David Smoak added some of those volunteers served on multiple committees at one time. The Town has another arm of volunteers, Farragut’s Unsung Navy, which began in January 1992, McGill said, adding these volunteers give their time working in Farragut Folklife Museum, helping with events and other duties.

McGill said, “In 2013, 112 FUN Volunteers donated 4,613.25 hours of service to the Town. The value to the Town is worth about $46,132.50 and is calculated on the scale recommended by the Points of Light Institute in Washington, D.C. About 116,905 volunteer hours have been donated to the town of Farragut since the inception of the FUN Volunteer Program in 1992 equaling an estimated overall value of $1,169,052. “That’s really money we avoided spending by using volunteers,” McGill added. The following FUN Volunteers were promoted in rank in 2013: Lieutenant (100 to 299 hours): Dixie Andrews, museum volunteer; Sandy Dean, Arts Council member and special events volunteer; Donna Genung, VITA tax assistance volunteer; Marian Howard, museum volunteer; Betty Scott, Beautification Committee member and museum volunteer; Valerie Whiting, museum volunteer, and Linda Wimbrow, special events volunteer. Commander (300 to 499 hours): Charles Dudney, VITA tax assistance volunteer; Sandy See FUN on Page 2A

Board OKs contract to develop architectural design guidelines


Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen is going ahead with its plans to develop architectural design guidelines. The Board voted unanimously to approve a $61,185 professional services contract for Winter & Company from Boulder, Colo., to develop the architectural design guidelines for the Town at its meeting March 13.

Alderman Ron Honken moved to approve the contract while Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche seconded the motion. The guidelines focus on businesses and possibly multi-level residences, such as apartment complexes. Gary Palmer, Town assistant administrator, said implementing the guidelines is in the Board’s Strategic Plan. The Town held a joint workshop between the Board,

Farragut Municipal Planning Commission, Visual Resources Review Board and the Economic Development Committee in order to ascertain thoughts on the direction to take with regard to Town-wide design guidelines Nov. 5, 2013. Town staff asked for feedback from those groups. While some who attended the meeting voiced concerns that guidelines should not be too restrictive, others were more concerned about the

designs the Town might choose to enforce. For example, some attendees said they did not want designs that were too dated. Nevertheless, Palmer said the overwhelming response was excitement about the future and that the Town needed to pursue the project. He said the staff then sought a request from firms to find ones qualified to develop the guidelines. “Consequently, the joint subcommittee, consisting of a plan-

ning commissioner, VRRB member, EDC member and Town staff agreed unanimously that Winter & Co. was the most qualified respondent,” Palmer said. “You may recall Winter & Co. was a sub-consultant working with Winston Associates Inc. on our comprehensive land use plan,” he added. “In fact, Noré Winter led the historical focus group discussion during our See CONTRACT on Page 4A


FUN From page 1A

Garber, Arts Council member and special events volunteer; Pat Schriver, museum volunteer, and Steve Stow, Folklife Museum Committee member and museum and special events volunteer. Captain (500 to 999 hours): Jack Bondurant, Museum Committee member and museum and special events volunteer; Peggy Cameron, museum volunteer; Jack Haines, Folklife Museum Committee member and museum and special events volunteer; Helen Knight, museum volunteer, and Carol Sinclair, Folklife Museum Committee member and Museum and special events volunteer. Commodore (1000-1999 hours): Mack Brooks, VITA tax assistance volunteer; Mary House, museum volunteer; Mona Smith, museum volunteer, and Wayne Speller, VITA tax assistance volunteer. Barbara Beeler, one of the FUN volunteers, was promoted to Admiral, the highest rank in the FUN Volunteer Program, for serving more than 3,000 volunteer hours in the gift shop and at special events. Beeler has been volunteering since 2004. “I just love history,” she said about volunteering in the Farragut Folklife Museum gift shop. Beeler said she started volunteering when a friend, the late Frances Abel, asked her to come in to the gift shop and help out. She became more active after

she retired in 2005. The late Lee Harlow was remembered for her volunteer work during the evening. Lee was a Captain in the FUN Volunteer Program who served as a museum and special events volunteer. The following committee volunteers were honored for their years of service to the Town: 5 Years: Sandy Dean, Arts Council; Nadia Kogeler, Parks and Athletics Council; Mark Lower, Board of Plumbing & Gas/Mechanical Examiners; Noah Myers, Municipal Planning Commission and Visual Resources Review Board, and Ed Whiting, Municipal Planning Commission and Stormwater Advisory Committee 10 Years: Pam Ziegler, Arts Council 15 Years: Clare Ansink, Beautification Committee; Gerry Gennoe, Beautification Committee, and Corky Ives, Board of Zoning Appeals 20 Years: Dee Henning, Folklife Museum Committee; Linda Johnson, Visual Resources Review Board; Duane Winkler, Computing and Telecommun-ications Planning Committee, Personnel Committee and Visual Resources Review Board. Johnson served on the committee that helped form the Town. Then, she decided to get on a committee as something to do, and she serves on the Visual Resources Review Committee. Johnson said she gets the satisfaction the Town does not have to pay someone to do what she does.


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policereports • April 2: Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a residential burglary off Allen Kirby Road. Victim stated the residence was rental property and when he stopped to check on it he noticed someone had tampered with the garage door. When he opened the garage door he found a silver Ford Mustang that did not belong at the residence. The vehicle was reported stolen several days beforehand. Officers observed the rear sliding glass door had been forced open. The vehicle was recovered and towed to Cedar Bluff Towing. • April 2: A representative of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports off Kingston Pike in Farragut reported to police an unknown amount of clothing was stolen by a pair of unknown female suspects. The females took the clothing and took flight when the front door alarm sounded. The pair got into an awaiting vehicle with a male seated in the back. Complainant called one of the chain’s other stores and advised them of the theft. Complainant stated the male suspect tried to return the clothing at the other location. The manager went outside and took photos of the suspect vehicle.

• March 31: Police responded to a robbery call at First Tennessee Bank off Kingston Pike in Farragut. Victim told police an unknown suspect wearing all black with his face and hands covered and carrying a brown leather bag entered the bank through the east side door and told the staff to not press any buttons. The suspect jumped over the teller counter and demanded the victim give him the big money as he drew a handgun from the brown leather bag. The victim and another teller opened their cash drawers and the suspect began taking the money. The suspect jumped back over the counter and exited the bank through the east side door. He escaped in a silver Ford Mustang with black top traveling eastbound on Kingston Pike. KCSO and the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene. • March 30: Police were advised an unknown suspect vandalized two buildings in the Village Green neighborhood. Complainant stated it appeared as though the suspect smeared a mixture of mustard, mayonnaise, cake icing and food coloring all over the side paneling of the buildings and the concrete surrounding them. Complainant stated the pool

house received slightly more damage than the clubhouse. • March 27: Police arrested seven suspects on a variety of charges after a KCSO deputy, who was shopping in Gander Mountain outdoor sporting goods store off Parkside Drive in Farragut, was advised by one of the store’s workers a group of people were shoplifting and attempting to leave the store. The officer located the suspects, who were driving a blue 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, at Newk’s restaurant off Parkside Drive in Farragut and observed one suspect running away from the vehicle into the restaurant and observed another suspect get out of the vehicle and run behind another nearby vehicle. It was behind the other vehicle where two boxes of Blazer ammunition was found. Prior to a pat down, one suspect informed officers she was carrying a couple of needles used for consuming drugs. Another suspect refused consent to search her vehicle. A K9 officer was dispatched to the scene and soon “alerted” on the vehicle. Upon a police search, 13 more boxes of ammunition were

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KiMe From page 1A

a live auction happens starting at 9 p.m., she said. A jazz band will play from 7 to 9 p.m., and then a rock band will play from around 9 p.m. until midnight, McDermott said. An entertainment casino also will be at the event, she said. “[The KiMe Fund] is local in that it’s established through the East Tennessee Foundation, but we have board members from many states,” she said. “We have a board member in Michigan. We have a board member in Washington D.C. We have a board member down in Texas.” The fund had an event in Houston previously, she said, with other events in the works in other cities as well. Steve Hodges, who has Parkinson’s himself, started the KiMe Fund. “I was diagnosed with earlyonset Parkinson’s in January of 2009, and then in 2010, I was literally sitting in church and this

Cops From page 2A found in the rear of the vehicle. The suspects stated the ammunition was stolen from Academy Sports off Moss Grove Boulevard in Knoxville. Two of the suspects admitted they and another of the suspects stole the ammunition from both stores. The other suspects admitted they knew the ammunition was stolen and chose to remain with the group. The vehicle owner stated she drove the suspects to both places to steal the ammunition and added she did not consent to the search because she

vision came to me to create the KiMe Fund that would focus on finding a cure for Parkinson’s,” he said. “So basically what I did is I went home, and I wrote an operating agreement. I then spent the next four to six months recruiting board members, advisory board members. I’ve created a board of 11 advisors from four different states that have expertise in medicine, finance, fundraising, business and I also have a lawyer that’s on that board. ... The purpose was to raise money that will be used to fund research that will hopefully provide the best chance for finding a cure.” The KiMe Fund is named after Hodges’ two daughters, Kim and Megan. “It’s symbolic of our drive to find a cure before the next generation of children everywhere are diagnosed,” he said. From Hodges’ perspective, he said eradication of Parkinson’s could be a cure; but more probably, he added, the cure is the earlier detection. knew the stolen ammunition was in the rear of her vehicle. Also during the search, a knife with a length of about 7 inches was found between the driver’s seat and the driver’s door of which the owner of the vehicle claimed ownership and that her son had placed the knife where it was found. Two of the female suspects remain in the Knox County Detention Facility on parole violation warrants. Value of the stolen ammunition was about $1,000. The vehicle was towed to Cedar Bluff Towing where it will be held until a seizure hearing has taken place on the vehicle.

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Pike and Campbell Station Road, which the Town purchased for about $1.2 million last Novem-ber, “I sure would like to see us have it open at least partially within the next four years,” McGill said. “I think that’s probably doable.” While acknowledging the Town hasn’t had the “benefit of an expert looking at it” and are left with “rough estimates,” McGill added about restoration costs, “We’re thinking probably at least a half-million to do the refurbishing. … If we’re going to make it authentic, historic, we have to restore it to the way it was in 1835 [when built].” About having a Town center active or under construction by 2018, “We’re not in complete control of the circumstances,” McGill said. “Obviously we’d like to have things centered around the intersection of Kingston Pike and Campbell Station [Road]. That’s not a lot of opportunity because things are already there. “There’s always the possibility that someone comes along, picks

Contract From page 1A

many visioning sessions. “Conversely, as proposed, Winston Associates Inc., now MIG/Winston, will be a sub-consultant of Winter & Co. for our design guidelines project,” Palmer said. He said the scope of the work on the project began in March

out a big piece of land, and does it with the cooperation by us,” he added. Pointing to his accomplishments, McGill recalled his original campaign platform and said the Town now is “friendly to business.” “I said, ‘We’re going to have term limits,’ we have,” McGill added. “I said, ‘We’re going to change our election years so it’s convenient for people to vote rather than have an election out there by ourselves with no interest in it,’ and we did that.” No opposing candidates threw their hat into the ring by the Knox County Election Commission deadline of noon, Thursday, April 3. Barring a successful write-in candidacy on Election Day, Thursday, Aug. 7, that would be of unprecedented success in Town political history, McGill will remain mayor into early August 2018. (Anyone wishing to have their write-in votes counted toward being elected must fill out a form with Election Commission no later than 50 days prior to the election, Clifford A. Rodgers, KCEC administrator of elections, said.

and would be done by November. Now that Winter & Co. is selected, Palmer said the Town would begin compensation negotiations. Palmer said Town attorney Tom Hale already reviewed the contract. Winter & Co. is charged with developing a proposal illustrating the minimum professionally necessary while keeping cost to a minimum.



• Farragut Town Board operates very similarly to the passage of Obamacare, pass it and we will find out what they did. On April 3 the Community Development department presented a “Home Improvement Pitfalls — A General Code Overview for Homeowners and Builders.” We are all aware how few people attend these meetings, It would be far more honest and reasonable to publish a detailed booklet in simple English, not legalese, detailing all the rules and regulations of these codes, when they were passed and distributed to all taxpaying residents. We are entitled to know what has been passed. My last visit to Town Hall I was informed Farragut has no records prior to 1985! That seems ridicules since the Board is pressing the Historical significance of Farragut. We are all living at the mercy of the Town Board [that] seems to be running [its] own little fiefdom. Clean up your act and be honest with the residents of Farragut! Editor’s Note: According to Town staff much of the information presented at the “Home Improvement Pitfalls — A General Code Overview for Homeowners and Builders” workshop is available at Citizens can call the Community Development Department anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with specific questions regarding building or home remodeling at 865-6752384. Also, the town of Farragut does not collect or levy a Property Tax on its citizens. Property Tax citizens in Farragut pay is to Knox County, which funds Farragut public schools, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Knox County government. • We now have coyotes in Concord Hills subdivision. I have heard them for the last several nights and I saw one tonight. There are at least two of them. Put up your pets and watch out because we do have coyotes. Editor’s Note: According to Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, coyotes have been in Tennessee for a number of years now. Sightings in Farragut have been reported in farragutpress for the past five years. • Editorial freedom is a wonderful concept, but it does come with its responsibilities. With that in mind, the farragutpress has developed policies that will be followed regarding the publication of presstalk comments:

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TVA Credit Union, T-Creek, opens ■


One way in which the new Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, 11490 Parkside Drive, stands out from other branch locations is its hours. Most of the other branches open at 8:30 a.m. Most of the branches close at 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6 p.m. Fridays, said Jayne Walshaw, marketing director with this credit union. In addition, some branches close at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, she said, adding that hours vary by location. But the new Parkside Drive branch, which opened Tuesday, Feb. 18, opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Walshaw said. “For the retail businesses and for the retail employees in that area, we wanted to be available to them on their schedule and not just on a typical bank schedule,” she said. The Parkside Drive branch has

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Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union celebrated the opening of its Turkey Creek branch with a ribbon cutting Friday, March 7. Attending, from left, are Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett; Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill and his wife, Marianne McGill; credit union staff members Rachel Mathis, Karen Barrett, Emilee Suter, Rebekah Bean; branch manager Brandon Poore; assistant manager Elizabeth Hooks; staff members Kathy Arwood, Savannah Clevinger, Tafonda Smith, Julie Tate; and Kami Darakshani; Mikah McCarter and Becky Lawson.

only drive-thru service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Walshaw said.

An additional reason for chosing Turkey Creek is the Credit Union does business accounts.

“... We have quite a few members in the Farragut area ...,” she said.

Big Kahuna Wings to fill Ott’s Barbecue building ■


all the gourmet blends of seasoning that we have and showcasing those. ... It’s going to be a place where everything is made from scratch. ... In our minds, we’ve perfected the wings, and now we’re going to showcase those as well as all else we can do.” The restaurant will offer “some unique sandwiches off the grill, some unique items off of the smoker,” Beeler said. “We’ll offer a variety of different salads. ... It’s a small menu because I believe in doing a few things and doing them exceptionally well, but we also do specials all throughout the week where we showcase some of the other items that we enjoy. And that’s including steak nights, possible Italian nights and some seasonal items as well,” he added. The family recipe for BKW Seasonings’ original seasoning – BKW Original Gourmet — dates back to the 1960s, and this seasoning, along with other offerings, will be available at the restaurant, Beeler said, “as well as local groceries.”

A new restaurant, Big Kahuna Wings Bar & Grill, is coming to the former Ott’s Barbecue building, 12828 Kingston Pike. Matt Beeler co-owns the restaurant with his sister, Allison Gohn. The projected opening date of the restaurant is in May, Beeler said. For six-and-a-half years, Beeler has owned BKW Seasonings, based out of Knoxville. “I am the founder of the annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival that goes on downtown,” he said. The BKW in the name came from Big Kahuna Wings, a restaurant Beeler founded “just off The Strip” in the middle to late 1990s, he said. The restaurant was open for around three years and closed due to personal reasons, Beeler added. Will this new restaurant be similar to the restaurant from the ‘90s? “Yes and no,” he said. “The wings obviously, which was our staple, will definitely be our staple as well. The focus of this restaurant that we’re opening is

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A new restaurant, Big Kahuna Wings Bar & Grill, is coming to the former Ott’s Barbecue building, 12828 Kingston Pike. Helping to advertise the business are co-owners Matt Beeler and his sister, Allison Gohn.

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If he’s “Marvelous,” perhaps Marvin Mendy’s other nickname, “A Goal a Game,” is just about right. Almost always coming through with at least “a goal a game” since his sophomore season according to Farragut head coach Wallie Culbreth, this senior star outdid anything in his FHS career Friday night, April 4, at home against archrival Bearden. “Four Goals” Admirals 6 Mendy. Bulldogs 1 “This is a first for me,” Mendy, 6-foot-6 forward, said about scoring four goals in one game in a 6-1 victory for the nation’s No. 2-ranked Admirals. “It’s better to happen against Bearden. It’s always great to score against Bearden.” “Once he gets in the game, and he gets zoned, he’s ‘A Goal a Game,’” Culbreth said about Mendy. “And that’s not me that made up that name, that’s other coaches.” After a Mendy header off an Ethan Snow corner kick put Farragut up 1-0 in the 37th minute, another of his headers plus two open looks on non-set plays helped the Admirals explode with five goals in the game’s final 23 minutes. “We had so many chances. We kept pushing up, pushing up,” Mendy added. Kai Miettinen, senior center-

midfielder, added the final two goals — going over to the Admirals student section and exchanging formal greetings after both goals — as Farragut improved to 5-0 overall. The Bulldogs fell to 4-4. “That gets the whole team fired up and it gets the fans fired up,” Miettinen said about his fun with the student section. “It’s just a great environment. It’s awesome.” The Admirals skipper also praised Miettinen and the rest of his center-midfielders: Snow, Fletcher Eckern and Ryan Coughenour. “They owned the game,” Culbreth said. “That’s where you win or lose the game, and I’ve got a combination of probably the best four midfielders in the state. And a lot of people must agree with me because we’re ranked No. 2 in the nation.” Jameson Elmore’s header off an assist from Gabe Alvarez was Bearden’s lone goal, coming in the 74th minute. Randall Bishop, SoccerDawgs freshman goalkeeper, said, “We need to step it up overall, and we kind of just shut down near the end.” Among Bearden’s first eight opponents, “There in the top so far,” Bishop added about Farragut. Eric Turner, BHS head coach, said his team “played good for about 50 minutes, and then … they kind of stepped it up and we were a step behind the rest of the game. They made us pay for it, and when you do that against a See MARVELOUS on Page 10A

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Farragut's Konner McCarley (white) battles Bearden players, from left, Cole Hilton and Briggs Farmer for ball possession, while Bulldog Ian Schomer (9) comes to assist.

Lady Ads bring the heat 12-3 ■


The Farragut Lady Admirals (11-6, 6-2) softball team defeated the Hardin Valley Lady Hawks 123 on a chilly, overcast Monday night April 7, at HVA. “I just thought we played solid, solid defense, two or three outstanding defensive plays we made, MC [first baseman Mary Claire Coyne] made one at first,” Farragut head coach David Moore said. “Avery [Blankenburg] made a sliding catch at Lady Admirals 12 c e n t e r. Lady Hawks 3 N i k i [Slone] made a good play on a diving ball, tagging the bag at second. So we played some solid defense and had timely hitting. We just took advantage of opportunities and some timely hitting.” The Lady Hawks took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning off an RBI base-hit from centerfielder Chelsey Texeira. But in the top half of the third, the Lady Ads tied it when third baseman Lexee Lamoree batted in a run. Lamoree scored off a bunt by Coyne for the Lady Ads to take a 2-1 lead. Farragut would keep the lead for the rest of the game. In the bottom half of the third inning, Coyne made a diving grab

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Farragut’s Niki Slone reaches first base before the throw in the fourth inning Monday April 7 at HVA. Hardin Valley second baseman Hayley Cloud reaches for the ball and Olivia LaSorsa covers first base.

at first for an out and then tagged first base with her glove to complete a double play. “Those are kind of like my favorite plays to make at first base,” Coyne said. “And so, when I just saw a line drive down the line, I just knew that I had to catch it. ... And then I tagged the bag.” The Ads tacked on two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to

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take an 8-1 lead. The Lady Hawks’ Kaleigh Wynne hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 8-3, but Farragut answered with their own two-run home run in the top of the sixth, courtesy of outfielder Shelby Miller to make the score to 10-3 Admirals. The Lady Ads added two more runs in the sevSee LADY ADS on Page 10A

Jeff Lohman, HVA senior midfielder, moves the ball forward versus LCHS.

Hawks blank Panthers ■


With a couple of early strikes into the net, Hardin Valley Academy boys soccer remained undefeated through six games. Andrew Hawks 2 Meeks, Hawks Panthers 0 senior goalkeeper, helped HVA record a

2-0 home shutout against Lenoir City Thursday evening, April 3. HVA’s overall record improved to 5-0-1, 1-0 in District 4-AAA. The Panthers fell to 2-3, 0-3. “With it being a district game. we’ve got to really watch the intensity and not look over them because anything can happen in district games, especially in high See HAWKS on Page 10A

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Christian Brothers High School of Memphis was coming off its first loss of the season. Bearden was coming off a pair of victories. Any SoccerDawgs momentum, however, must have been washed away by the wet, rainy conditions during play in annual Bearden Invitational Saturday evening, March 29, at BHS’s Bruce Allender Field. Converting two first-half penalty k i c k s Purple Wave 6 w h i l e Bulldogs 2 building a 3-1 lead at halftime, the Purple Wave continued to dominate in the second half and won easily, 6-2. Eric Turner, BHS head coach, said the Purple Wave “definitely” was the best team his Bulldogs had faced in its first six games (3-3 record). “They move the ball around real well, and they’re physical. Just aggressive and fast and we were just slow and timid,” Turner added. “All the opposite of that. … They just made us look silly. We didn’t have very much pride today, or work rate.” The bottom line: “We weren’t here today and Christian Brothers was,” Turner said. “That’s the kind of result we got.” Coming off a 1-0 loss to Maryville the previous day, CBHS improved to 4-1 after beating the SoccerDawgs. Bearden’s goals were scored by sophomore Gabe Alvarez, who

converted a first-half penalty kick, and Ian Schomer, who added a second-half goal. Though only .500 after six games, the Bulldogs did win their first two Invitational games: 3-2 versus Gallatin Thursday, March 27, and 4-0 against Arlington, Friday, March 28. “In the first two games, Gabe Alvarez [forward] played very well, and Nathan Stripling [junior defender],” Turner said. “We played really well in those games. But those teams aren’t in the same class as Christian Brothers, that’s for sure,” Turner added. Schomer said CBHS “is the best team we’ve played just because of their possession style and their quick pace.” As for the wet field conditions and constant light rain affecting play, “For them, a lot of times if they weren’t completely accurate, [the ball] would skip right out of bounds,” Schomer said. “For us, the long balls we’d play over the defense would usually skip right into the keeper, so those were unfortunate.” Rogerio Lima, Christian Brothers head coach, has won three Division II state championships while finishing runnerup five other times in his first 11 years as Purple Wave head coach. “I think we had moments of good soccer,” Lima said. “I don’t think it was our best game.” Lima said his team travels more than 350 miles east to play in Bearden Invitational because of “the competition level, the adversity, playing away from home, seeing teams that poten-

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Nick Matthews, Christian Brothers goalkeeper, makes a sliding save as several Bearden SoccerDawgs converge in their offensive box during their Saturday afternoon, March 29, Bearden Invitational game. From left are Ian Schomer, Briggs Farmer, Hunter Hall and Nathan Stripling.

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enth to win 12-3. “We have to go to work every day,” Hardin Valley head coach Whitney Cruze said. “The girls know what we have to do to win a ballgame. Our defense needs to improve. We’re not hitting the ball as well as we have been. We’ve kind of hit a little slump offensively, and with hitting, the best you can do is just get in there and keep swinging the bat and try to

“We had some great opportunities in the first half, but we didn’t finish,” he added. “But they’re one of those teams if you give them confidence, they feed off that confidence.” FHS outshot Bearden 31-11. hit your way out of it.” Serving as both pitcher and later shortstop in the game, the Lady Hawks’ Wynne was excellent at the plate in the game. She went 3-for-3 with a walk and the tworun home run. In her last at-bats of the game, with two outs and her team down 12-3, Wynne battled before getting a basehit through the middle. Wynne said the pitches she likes are high and inside, which was what she got when she hit the home run.

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school,” Meeks said. “We’re looking really good. I’m feeling really confident,” Meeks added. “We’ve got a really strong defense and a really dynamic midfield as well as a lot of speed up top.” Junior forward Shawn Foster had a foot involved in both HVA first-half tallies: one goal, one assist. The first goal came on a 5-yard shot from the leftside in the sixth minute, “I just felt the ball was in the play for me, and I didn’t see the angled shot so I just decided to take the touch in and just finished it,” Foster said. Ivan Torres, senior forward, assisted Foster. Cameron Schneider, HVA junior

forward, scored the second goal from about 12 yards out following Foster’s nice touch pass, at the box line, to the left in the 24th minute. “I was looking for the end-post shot, didn’t see it, so I knew Cameron was on my [left] side,” Foster said. “I just touched it in and he finished it well.” Foster labeled the Hawks first half as “great,” but added that after halftime, “We struggled possessing the ball. But I think we did well overall.” Mike McLean, HVA head coach, said, “We’re just happy to get the result. Every time we play Lenoir City it’s a close game. When we went there last year I think it was 2-2.” Individually, McLean praised Foster and Kyle Pacelli, HVA senior defensive center-midfielder.

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About the Panthers’ increased offensive pressure in the second half despite not scoring, “We tended to give them a few set pieces, which they created some chances off of. Obviously when they’re down two they’re going push forward a bit more,” McLean said. Panthers assist coach Trevor Howell took over after LCHS head coach Santiago Correa was redcarded and ejected for vehemently arguing with the referee early in the second half. Correa was escorted out of the stadium area by Knox County Schools security. “To be honest, I think we were a more skilled team, a faster team,” Howell said. “But we just came out, we couldn’t possess the ball like we usually do.”

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With Einstein Bros. Bagels’ annual Empty Bowls soup fundraiser Thursday, April 17, employees have been getting the hang of ceramic bowl-making. “We did have some work days where some employees got to go in and actually make some bowls, too,” Elizabeth Kidder, Einstein marketing manager and event “facilitator,” said about visits to Farragut High School ceramics classes Tuesdays and Thursdays dating back to January. “Not just old Farragut students, but just members of our crew who had never even been to [FHS] came in and made bowls. “I would say that at least 10 of our crew members came in, not just once but a couple of times, to build and then glaze their bowls.” “My students taught them,” Wendie Love, FHS art teacher and founder of Empty Bowls fundraiser in 2001, said. “And then my ceramics students that

are part of National Art Honor Society [event sponsor] also taught other National Honor students. Some are throw, some are hand-built, but the new people who had not made bowls before made hand-made bowls. “And also an appreciation for the craft for how difficult it is,” Love added. “When they’re not successful right away it’s shocking to them.” This year’s annual fundraising gathering at Einstein (11693 Parkside Drive) for the fourth straight year (third in Farragut), where ticket-buying customers purchase a decorated ceramic bowl full of soup with a side bagel, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Though the walk-in store will close at 6 p.m., regular customers can use Einstein’s drivethru service from 6 to 8 p.m. While this year’s proceeds benefit FISH Pantry, the annual purpose is to remember those worldwide with “empty bowls” and nothing edible to fill them. See EMPTY BOWLS on Page 2B

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Standing next to their Empty Bowls display in FHS Commons are three of the school’s National Art Honor Society members who helped lead the way in making the fundraising bowls. From left are seniors Grace Khalsa, NAHS president, Brianna Weiss and Sarah Lowrey.

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Senior Marissa Vincent, HVA’s first-ever female wrestler, signs with King University, Bristol, during a Wednesday, March 12, ceremony in the school’s library. Seated alongside Vincent, from left, are her relatives: Andrew Foster, cousin; David Marshall, uncle, and Andrea Marshall, aunt. Standing, from left, are Shawnee Foster, cousin; Diego Contreras, HVA head coach, and Wesley McNeely, Cumberland County wrestling head coach.

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Because Marissa Vincent dared to become Hardin Valley Academy’s first female wrestler, a handful of eight-graders who will attend HVA next fall have signed up to follow in her footsteps. Vincent’s interest in wrestling,

starting her junior year, stems from she and her cousins “beating each other up” in pick-up wrestling, figuring “why not” try high school wrestling? “I ended up loving it,” Vincent said, adding that cousins Shawnee Foster, an HVA junior and former See VINCENT on Page 6B


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What is two-thirds British, twothirds middle school and 100 percent law enforcement? The top three finishers during The Rotary Club of Farragut’s Eighth Annual Spelling Bee for Adults Tuesday evening, April 1. Correctly spelling “tanha,” the Knox County Sheriff’s Office team won for the second time ever in this adult bee (also 2012), held for the second straight year in Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. Marianne Thompson, Capt. Bobby Hubbs and Investigator Frankie Byrne each took home a first-place trophy. The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake, which was ruled to have misspelled a word in an earlier round (possible mispronunciation) and ruled out only to have that ruling reversed and allowed back in, finished second. This team featured current British citizen Katie Guest who is visiting the area, former British citizen Deborah Sanchez who moved to this area five years ago,

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Knox County Sheriff’s Office team was champion during The Rotary Club of Farragut’s Eighth Annual Spelling Bee for Adults Tuesday, evening, April 1, in Faith Lutheran Church. From left are KCSO Capt. Bobby Hubbs, Investigator Frankie Byrne are Marianne Thompson.

and Nancy Christensen. Episcopal School of Knoxville, led by eighth-graders Witt Spiller and Alex Schrubb along with adult ESK Interact Club leader Stuart Anderson, finished third. Also a part of KCSO teams in Farragut Rotary Bee in 2010 (second) and 2011 (third), Hubbs said Thompson “is the braintrust here.” Thompson, KCSO administrative

secretary, is a former middle school spelling bee winner who said she put in “probably 50 hours” of study in preparation for this Bee. “I’ve always enjoyed spelling. … My husband [Eddie] helps me, he’ll read off words to me,” she said. “And it’s a challenge and it works my brain,” she added. “I See KCSO on Page 6B


A new hobby . . . get organized!

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Simulating a tug-of-war battle while having some fun in Farragut High School Navy Junior ROTC bay are cadets, from left, senior T.N. Phan, junior Bradlee Webster and junior Bailey Holland.

FHS NJROTC seeking Knox Field meet 3-peat


Fulton High School again will be the site where Farragut High School Navy Junior ROTC looks to culminate another successful season of drill and athletic competition. The two-time defending overall champion in Knox County NJROTC Field Meet, Farragut will be among a field including Bearden NJROTC plus units including host Fulton, Karns and Anderson County during morning and early afternoon hours, Friday, April 11. “They’ll be anywhere from six to eight teams up there,” Master Sgt. Jimmy Johnson, FHS Naval science instructor, said. Of the school’s 65 NJROTC

cadets, Johnson said he anticipates “25 to 30” performing athletically Friday. “There’s many different events, and there’s many different cadets that could participate. Some of them are electing not to,” Johnson said. Looking ahead to Fulton and the big athletic showdown, “Over the years we’ve always done really well in athletics, push-ups, situps, the running and all that,” Farragut NJROTC Cadet Cmdr. T.N. Phan, a senior, said. “And we’ve been working really hard to achieve our goals. I would love to see another year of us winning some more trophies. “It’s probably one of the bigger ones that we’ve had,” said NJROTC Chief Petty Officer See NJROTC on Page 4B

In my work as a reformed slob turned writer to help moms get organized, I get a lot of mail from my readers. I received this email from Ina and felt it was worth sharing because it seems she’s been “working” at getting organized for years and not getting anywhere. D e a r Pam, I am a soon to be retired teacher who has never managed to get my act Pam together. I get the nec- Young essary Make it business Fun! taken care of, but not in an efficient or organized manner. As you know, this takes a great toll on one's peace. I watched my mom go from a vibrant and charismatic ball of disorganized fire to a burned out shadow of her former self as she got older and her ability to pull off anything at the last minute deteriorated. She felt helpless and useless although she was still greatly beloved by many. In an effort to learn from her experience, I have tried and

failed to become a model of organization. I have tried, I have failed, but I have not given up! A good friend of mine pointed out that I had many other characteristics that were great blessings to the world, but I whined that I really, really, really wanted to be organized. She then told me that although I wasn't naturally organized, I could still pursue being organized as a hobby. This was a revolutionary thought and one that tickled me to my very core! Since that conversation,(about 2 months ago), I have been reading and thinking about my new "hobby." Where before, I always felt guilty about my inability to succeed, now I just think of any time or money spent on this as a reasonable pursuit of a longstanding interest. As a result, I really think that I am going to get organized because the benefits appeal to me, and the process is infinitely fascinating when looked at from this angle. First I bought The Sidetracked Sister’s Happiness File, and then, I decided that I really wanted to understand the basis of your work so I broke down and bought Sidetracked Home Executives: from Pigpen to Paradise and have actually read that too. I am beginning to get a glimmer of how this might all work. So, I

plan to begin another campaign; however, this time I am coming at it from the hobby approach so the feeling of desperation (fear of failure) has been replaced by one of pleasant anticipation.

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mum of 75 sold (tickets still available at deadline Monday evening). To purchase tickets, call FHS at 865-966-9775 during school hours or e-mail Kidder at Roughly 16 FHS NAHS students make, or oversee the making of, all bowls. Grace Khalsa, Farragut NAHS president, also built bowls last school year. NAHS senior Sarah Lowrey said it was through ceramics that she “found a passion for creating work to express feelings.”

Her empty bowl creations included paintings of “different types of whales” tying into “whales becoming endangered due to hunting.” Senior Brianna Weiss, NAHS member, said “over 100 bowls” have been made in a process that began in early January. “Just being a part of the community and being able to give back with skill sets that we’ve learned in ceramics,” Weiss added about the joy of creating bowls.

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The annual average is $1,000 raised, Love said. In addition to the bowl a customer buys with his ticket purchase for the soup, “We’re looking to have some additional bowls so people could make a donation to purchase,” Love said. Tickets cost $15 each and must be bought in advance, Kidder, said. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis with a maxi-

Love, Ina I think this is a fabulous way to look at this thing we call organization! By calling it a hobby, there’s no pressure and when there’s no pressure we take the stress out of our resolutions. Nelly (my inner child) would’ve loved that notion back in 1977 when I decided to get organized once and for all. Even though I didn’t know she existed back then, my reason to get organized was so that I’d have more free time to play! So a “hobby” that allows more free time to play is a woo hoo moment for me! Thank you Ina! To see what Pam’s got up her cyber-sleeve, check out In an effort to help kids with messy rooms get organized before they get homes of their own to trash, Pam created the House Fairy. When the House Fairy speaks, kids listen. Moms, you’ll have to see it to believe it.

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Now-April 20 Residents can preorder rain barrels now through April 20. Pick-up will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Blackstock parking lot along Blackstock Avenue. For more information, call Parci Gibson, 865-215-5861.

April 10 Knox County Veterans Service Office will provide information and assistance to veterans and family members concerning VA benefits from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 10, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. For more information, call 865-215-5645 or visit

April 10 Pellissippi State Community College will host a forum featuring an interview and question session with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in Clayton Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-694-6656 or visit

April 10 City Council Workshop will hold a meeting on “Pocket Neighborhoods,” at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in the small assembly room of the City County building. For more information, call 865-215-2075.

April 10 AARP Smart Driving Program will hold an eight-hour class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in the community room at Farragut Town Hall. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call, 865-966-7057.

April 10 Farragut Beautification Committee is sponsoring a spring floral arrangement class at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at Farragut Town Hall. Cost is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

April 10 Webb School of Knoxville will hold an Admissions Open House at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 10, in Webb’s Central Building for grades 6 through 12 for the 2014-2015 school years. For more information, call Christy Widener, 865-291-3830.

April 10,12,13 The University of Tennessee’s Spring Opera Theatre’s adaptation of Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tuttee,” will be presented at 8 p.m., Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 10, 12, and 13, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Carousel Theatre. For more information, call 865-6564444 or visit

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College will host the Seventh Annual Festival of Cultures from 4 to 8:40 p.m., Friday, April 11, in the Goins Building. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-539-7160.

April 11 Young-Williams Animal Center is offering a special on adoption in honor of National Pet Day, Friday, April 11. Cost for kittens and puppies, $50; $25 for adult cats and dogs and $10 for senior pets. For more information, call 865-2156599 or visit

ad, bread, drinks and dessert. For more information, call Lori Moczadlo, 865-671-2221.

April 12 Knox County Master Gardeners will hold a demonstration on “Sowing a Spring Vegetable Garden… direct seeding and using transplants,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12, at All Saints Catholic Church. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call UT Extension office, 865-215-2340.

April 12 April 11-12 2014 Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, at Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail,

April 12 KiMe Cure Neurological Disorders Fund will hold its fourth annual Shakin’ Not Stirred Parkinson’s Fundraiser from 7 p.m. until midnight, Saturday, April 12, at Fox Den Country Club. Tickets are $100 and include dinner, dancing, silent auction and a casino. Corporate sponsor tables are $1,000. For more information, message via Facebook: KiMe FundFocused on Finding a Cure for Neurological Disorders.

Pellissippi State Community college will have a Creative Writer’s Workshop beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12, at Strawberry Plains Campus. For more information, call 865-225-2340.

Farragut Arts Council, in conjunction with the town of Farragut and Knox County Library Farragut Branch, will host the seventh annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Campbell Station Park. For more information, call Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057.

April 12 Historic Ramsey House will host the opening of East Tennessee’s first season of Vintage Baseball at noon, Saturday, April 12. For more information, visit

April 12 The University of Tennessee Gardens will hold its annual Easter egg hunt “Eggstravaganza,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Cost is $6 per child ages 12 and under. Reservation is needed. For more information, call Derrick Stowell, 865-974-7151.

April 12 The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will hold its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in Oak Ridge. For more information, call Melanie Staten, 865-776-8227.

Newcomers/New Friends Club will hold its meeting at noon, Wednesday, April 16, at Bearden Banquet Hall. For more information, call 865-531-1935.

April 19 Dr. Aaron Astor, associate professor of history at Maryville College, will lead a bus tour of Cades Cove’s Civil War sites from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 19. For more information, call Dr. Kelly Battles, 865273-8877.

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The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12, on UT Agricultural Campus. For more information, call 865-974-7377.

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Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87 will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at Ramsey House Plantation. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Randy Tindell,

Harvey Broome Group will backpack Piney River Segment of the Cumberland Trail Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13. For more information, call BJ and Bob Perlack, 865-229-5027.

April 12 Knoxville VA Employees Credit Union will hold a “Shred Day,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in Windsor Square Shopping Center. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Emily Lawson, 865-342-8340.

April 14 Farragut Gun Club will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 14, in Gander Mountain Lodge Room. Speakers are Scott Hall and John Hitt (Civil War firearms); attorney James Wagner (firearm laws and legal trusts); Jason Zachary, 2nd District U.S. Congressional candidate; Eric Matson (TAC shooting range) and Gary Armstrong from Minutemen of Tennessee. For more information, visit

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Knoxville Breakfast Rotary Club will hold its Twenty-Second Annual Wildflower sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Rocky Hill Center. For more information, call Doug Nichol, 865-588-7465, or David Beaman, 865-691-9907.

Farragut Middle School will celebrate with a chorus concert at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 14, in Farragut High School's Vickie B. Wells Auditorium. Farragut Middle School Band's sixth-grade concert will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 15; seventhgrade at 7 p.m., and eighth-grade at 8 p.m., in Farragut Middle School's auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call FMS, 865-966-9756.

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Boy Scout Troop 444 will host a spaghetti supper from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in the Fellowship Hall of Farragut Presbyterian Church. Cost is $7 and includes all you can eat spaghetti, sal-

The University of Tennessee-led Pilgrimage will begin Tuesday and run through Saturday, April 15-19. There will be a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at the Mills Conference Center.

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Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville will team up with West Bicycles to host its bi-annual 5K at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 19, at West Bicycles in Village Green Shopping Center. For more information, visit

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Tennessee Wind Symphony will present A Concert at Knoxville Museum of Art at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 19. The concert is free. For more information, visit

April 19 Knox County Master Gardeners will hold a demonstration on “Parsley, Sage and Beyond… Xeris-caping with Herbs,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 19, at fountain City Library. For more information, call UT Extension office, 865-215-2340.

April 19 Harvey Broome Group will Takea-Hike through Black Mountain Section through Cumberland Trail Saturday, April 19. For more information, call Warren or Carol Devine, 865-483-7894.

April 20 Maryville College’s annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, April 20, on the campus’s Lloyd Beach. For more information, call Chloe Kennedy, 865981-8209.

April 23 Concord Yacht Club will offer an Adult Learn to Sail Class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays beginning April 23. For more information, visit concordyachtclub. org/education/adult-learn-to-sail.html

April 23 Farragut Folklife Museum will host a historical presentation on the Manhattan Project “Atoms in Appalachia: Secret City and Super Science,” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, at Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call Julia JonesBarham, 865-966-7057.

April 24-May 22 Knox County Health Department will offer a Diabetes Management Series at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, April 24 running through May 22, in Knox County Health Department auditorium. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-215-5170.

April 26 Color Me Rad 5K will begin at 9

a.m., Saturday April 26, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Cost is $32 per runner; which will benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more information, call Children’s Hospital Development Department, 865-5418244 or visit

April 26 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at Worlds Fair Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit

April 26 Marble Springs Storytelling will hold a fundraiser for Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April. 26, at Marble Springs State Historic Site. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students. Children under 5 are free. For more information call 865-573-5508.

April 26 Knox County Council of Garden Clubs is hosting the Twenty-First Annual Franklin Square Spring Garden Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26. For more information, call Linda Wimbrow, 865-966-2421.

April 26 Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter 1881 will hold its meeting at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at Green Meadow Country Club. For more information, call Charlotte Miller, 865-448-6716.

April 26-27 Farragut Business Alliance has partnered with town of Farragut and Dogwood Arts Festival to host the Fourth Annual Farragut Art in the Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, locations TBA. For more information, e-mail

April 26-27 Legacy Parks Foundation will host the 2014 Outdoor Knox Fest beginning Saturday, April 26, and running through Sunday, April 27. The event will feature trail rides, runs, hikes, paddles, climbing and more for anyone looking for outdoor fun. For more information, visit

worship April 10-12 “How to Hear God’s Voice” conference by Dr. Mark Virkler will begin Thursday, April 10, and run through Saturday, April 12, at My Father’s House. The event is free and open to the public, although materials purchase is required. For more information, call Ann Walden, 865-640-5600.

April 18 Westside Unitarian Universalist Church will host “Concert of Darkness,” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-777-9882.

April 26 First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge will host the Eight Annual Family Kite Festival from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 26. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-483-8433.

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Farragut High School mathematics accomplishments, acco-rding to one impressive indicator, rose fivefold earlier this year. Rising in a manner that catches the eye of major universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cal Tech and Stanford. Five FHS students each scored in the top five percent among 55,608 top mathematics students nationwide taking American Mathematics Council national exam earlier this year. “That’s the first year we had had any AMC student [qualifier] in probably two or three years,” Angie Buckman, FHS honors precalculus and advanced placement statistics teacher, said about the five advancing to earn a shot at American Invit-ational Mathematics Exam-ination last week (results pending): seniors Akshay Soni and Lam Tran, juniors Don Joo and Jason Fu and sophomore Daniel Yan. “The best kids take this test,” she added. “They are in the top five percent of the best kids in the nation. “I was ecstatic. In the past we have probably averaged about one student a year making AIME. And to get five in one year, that’s pretty phenomenal.” Moreover, “Right now, MIT asks what your AIME score is on their application. They don’t ask if you made AIME, they ask what your AIME score was,” Buckman said. “A lot of the upper-crust schools are using it to delineate students.”

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Bailey Holland, a junior, who also is a public affairs officer. Despite some attrition in its athletic numbers this school year, Farragut NJROTC “has grown a stronger bond with these other cadets,” Phan said. “I feel we’re becoming more of a family.” During spring semester, Farragut NJROTC was part of a highly successful drill meet at Central High School Feb. 17.

“With the ACT, almost everybody that goes to Harvard or MIT makes a perfect score or close,” Buckman added. “This is just a further delineation within kids of that subset. It’s a much harder test than the ACT. … At MIT, 75 percent of their kids make a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT.” The five answered 25 multichoice “hard” AIME questions, Buckman said. “Probably about 20 to 25 percent of the information, the content of the test, is something that they have to learn outside of the classroom. It shows their initiative, it shows their interest.” Joo said, “I was a little worried, but I had prepared a lot for this exam. I had been anticipating getting in the top five percent since last year. And when I didn’t make it I tried to work harder to get it this time.” Tran said he and his qualifying classmates “ are always up for a challenge,” adding the five are studying off a “CD off all the problems from past [AIME] tests, so we’re working on that to see if there are any patterns that show up.” Yan said, “I was very surprised and also very honored because there’s lots of very intelligent people at our school, and they all work really hard.” “If they do well on AIME [top five percent], then they can go to the next level, which is USAMO. That’s like going to a convention over the summer,” Buckman added. “… It’s only about 30 students nationally.”

“We came out pretty good, we finished first or second in most events,” Johnson said about a seven-team field including other Knox County ROTC units plus Anderson County and Loudon high schools. Phan said about the Central competition, “I thought we did pretty well. … The things that we practiced really shone in the events.” Cadet Lt. Jr. Grade Bradlee Webster, a junior, also is the unit’s operations officer. At Central, “I thought we did

like really super good,” Webster said. However, though the unit “placed very well,” Webster added, “I thought we could have done better. “At some points our alignment was really good and other times it was off a little bit. We all hit our pivots correctly, kept our bearing and all that stuff.” A drill meet at West High School March 14 wasn’t quite as successful according to the final rankings, Johnson said.

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to do it outside,” she said. “If the weather’s nasty, then we’ll do it in the fellowship hall.” The backwards egg hunt is open to the public, she said. First Farragut United Methodist Church is having an Easter egg hunt, also open to the public, from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Jackie Davis, administrative assistant with First Farragut United Methodist Church, said the hunt would be at the church. Farragut Christian Church’s Easter egg hunt is Saturday, April 19, at the church. “We’re having a glow-in-thedark Easter egg hunt,” church secretary Linda Coombs said. The egg hunt will be both See EASTER on Page 6B

Distemper outbreak: should I be concerned? Q: Recently, I have heard about outbreaks of distemper at some local animal shelters. I think my dog is vaccinated for it. Should I be concerned? M.T., Farragut A: Yes, there have been outbreaks of the canine distemper virus at a couple of different shelters in and near Knoxville over the 6-8 months. It is important to note that these outbreaks involved both puppies and adult dogs, so unvaccinated dogs of any age are at risk. Stephanie Canine distemper, Myers Ask closely related to the Vet the human measles, is a contagious virus that can be easily spread through coughing, sneezing, and shared food/water bowls.

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high school wrestler, and Andrew Foster, a freshman, “are the main reason that I wrestle.” For Vincent, breaking barriers is becoming a yearly reality: coming off a fourth-place TSSAA state finish in the girls’ 112-pound class as an HVA senior in February, Vincent took fifth statewide in February 2013 at Cumberland County as

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An Easter egg hunt starts at St. John Neumann Catholic Church beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 19, Phyllis Denning, parish secretary, said.

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that school’s first-ever female wrestler. The bottom line payoff for Vincent, 18, is a “full ride” scholarship to join King University’s Women’s Wrestling program (Bristol). She made it official during a signing ceremony in HVA library Wednesday, March 12. “It’s important for us to remember that she broke a lot of barriers and did something special for our wrestling team,” HVA wrestling

head coach Diego Contreras said to a gathering of family, teammates, classmates and athletic director/assistant principal George Ashe. “She’s only the second wrestler in our school’s history to have placed at state,” Contreras added. “It’s pretty remarkable.” Ashe announced to the gathering that Vincent’s accomplishments “have brought a lot of notoriety to the school.”

Benson finished with a 12-5 overall record (all against girls) as an HVA senior — all 12 wins by pins. “At the beginning it was funny, because [Contreras] didn’t know what to do with me,” Vincent said. Regularly sparring and practicing with the Hawks’ 106-pound class boys, Vincent said Contreras “has taught me more than I could ever have imagined. He’s finetuned all the things I didn’t quite get.

“I honestly couldn’t be where I am without him.” Contreras said his team “accepted Marissa right away as just one of the other wrestlers.” “She worked with our 106pounders for the most part,” Contreras added after the ceremony. “There were times when she’d get a good crossface on somebody or take somebody down. So they knew and respected her abilities as a wrestler.”

• No deaths were reported this week


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nation, Guest said, “I was depressed.” And because it was her garbled pronunciation that caused the problem, “I felt stupid. … I felt I let the team down. “I was very nervous.” However, when it was announced the ruling was reversed, “I couldn’t believe it,” Guest said.

Parkwest Medical Center announces: • Joshua and Amber Black, Knoxville, a boy, Joseph Otho • Dylan Purkey and Haley Caplan, Knoxville, a boy, Mason Luke • James and Tierra Salyers, Clinton, a girl, Olivia Delane • Alex and Jessica Hunt, Knoxville, a boy, Rory Alexander • Chase and Jeannie Slinger, Oak Ridge, a boy, Martin Alexander • Tom and Ashley Skeen, Oak Ridge, a boy, Liam Thomas • Niko and Chelsea Pantanizopoulos, Knoxville, a girl, Eva Jo • Tyler and Tiffany Ruth, Corryton, a boy, Blaine Emerson • Haobo Guo and Yinxian Wu, Oak Ridge, a boy, Alex Wenyuan • Michael and Tausha Trammell, Andersonville, a boy, Ryker Paul • William and Jillian Morrison, Knoxville, a girl, Adelaide Louise • James and Elizabeth Saunders,

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To place your ad please call (865) 675-6397 or fax (865) 675-1675. 000 LEGALS ORDER IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE TOWN OF FARRAGUT, TENNESSEE, Pursuant to Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 3-101 of the Code of Ordinances for Farragut, Tennessee, it is ORDERED that the Town of Farragut Municipal Court will convene on the second Monday of every Month beginning at 6:00 PM in the Board Room of Farragut Town Hall for the purpose of conducting hearings on any citations issued for Automated Traffic Enforcement and Code violations. This will be the regularly scheduled monthly court date for the Town of Farragut beginning August 9, 2010. AGENDA FARRAGUT BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN April 10, 2014 WORKSHOP BEER ORDINANCE 5:30 PM CIP/ EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT 6:15 PM BEER BOARD MEETING (SEE BEER BOARD AGENDA) 6:55 PM BMA MEETING 7:OO PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor's Report IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. March 27, 2014 VI. Ordinance A. First Reading 1. Ordinance 14-03, to amend Ordinance 13-19, Fiscal Year 2014 Capital Improvement Program Budget VII. Business Items A. Approval of Contract 2014-13, McFeeIWentworth Trail Connector and Pedestrian Bridge VIII. Town Administrator's Report IX. Attorney's Report AGENDA FARRAGUT BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Farragut Town Hall, Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m. I. Approval of Minutes for the December 18, 2013 meeting. II. Public hearing on a request for a special exception to expand a nonconforming building at 428 Lost Tree Lane (Stuart Anderson/Anderson Design, Applicant). III. Public hearing on a request for a setback variance related to a proposed addition at 428 Lost Tree Lane (Stuart Anderson/Anderson Design, Applicant). NOTE: After the meeting there will be a training session.

201 HEALTH CARE SERVICE CNA OR CARE GIVER will care for elderly or disabled person in their home or place of residence. Also, 24 hour care available in my home for single or couple, flat monthly rate. Over 30 years experience with references. Serving Knoxville and surrounding areas. 865-405-1825; 865-673-5992.


Saturday, April 12th 8 am – Noon


8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DRIVER WANTED Elderly Farragut resident needs ride to church, doctor, etc. Excellent compensation! Required; dependable car, driver license, car insurance. Clean driving record is a must. Text only, no phone calls. 865603-6457


Garage Sale

Hate Housework

Friday & Saturday



At the Intersection of Northshore Dr. & Westland Dr.

off Woody Drive

Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12


le Eag n GARAGE SA e l LE G ivison

Neighborhood-Wide Garage Sale

Lots of Tools I


April 11 & 12

Got 3 openings will clean your house the way you want. 36 years experience


8am-noon 10650 Forest Crest Rd. Lovell Hills S/D

Farragut Crossing Saturday,

April 12 Starts at 8 a.m.

Sara Louise Prater Mott

Call Debbie 660-5062

GUNTER’S HOUSE CLEANING Honest, Dependable, Reliable Reasonable Rates

Over 30 years experience. References available. Licensed & Bonded Call Janice at


$3,000.00 Orientation Completion Bonus! $3,000.00 Driver Referral Bonus! Make $63,000.00yr or more! CDL-A OTR Exp. Req.

Call Now 1-877-725-8241

Looking for Motivated

Enthusiastic Servers & Cooks for a new restaurant located in downtown Lenoir City.

APPLY IN PERSON between 11am and 4pm 123 East Broadway, Lenoir City or call 865-816-3516

A Belgian Southern Bistro


Seasonal Maintenance Worker in the Public Works Department.



Job duties include mowing, weedeating, and Park maintenance duties.

DETAILED YARD WORK - Lawn mowing service, weeding, clearing jobs, tree removal, landscaping of any kind, mulching, shrub trimming, brush hauling. Free estimates. Firewood for sale, delivered & stacked $75.00 / rick. West side service. Call Tom Farr, 865-368-2013.

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent and experience operating mowers, weedeaters, and hand power tools. Applications and a detailed job description may be obtained at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Dr., Farragut, TN, 37934, or at Applicants must submit a completed Town of Farragut application. Open until filled. The Town of Farragut is an equal opportunity employer.

Bookkeeper Assistant


Antiques from the descendants of early East Tenn. Pioneer families, 1830s Poster Bed, Marble Top Chests & Dressers, Walnut MT Hall Tree, original furniture from Fairfax, a historic mansion in White Pine, Tn., Julie Warren Martin Marble Sculptures, Claire “Perk” Prater oil paintings along with other regional 1960s and 70s artists, early Richard Jolly perfume bottle, 1850s day bed, Captains desk, Oriental lacquered furniture, lingere chests, Candelabra & Lusters, art glass, oriental rugs, lamps, weavings, dining tables, chairs, linens, interesting painted Italian furniture, lots of good decorative pieces, Bring an empty truck and be prepared to load up.


203 HELP WANTED GROOMING SALON NOW INTERVIEWING for a part-time bather/brusher. Must be dependable, mature, flexible, and motivated. Call 865-777-2275 to set up an interview.

7 AM - 4PM M-F. Hourly rate is $8.83.

TAG SALE Fri., Apr. 11 @ 10:00 • Sat., Apr. 12 @ 9:00 Sun., Apr. 13 @ 11:00 Markdowns After 2:00

employment zone

for accounts payable mulching, pressure washing, yard cleanup, etc.

Paul 865.659.1332 511 PAINTING PRECISION PAINTING Interior / Exterior, Pressure Washing. Licensed and Insured. 20 yrs. experience. Call John Carver 865-680-1237 See service directory listing.


Accounting background, strong work ethic and computer skills. PT/Temp to possible FT. Reply by fax to

865-531-0722 or email to


Classifieds From page 6B 516 REMODELING LICENSED CONTRACTORRemodeling, custom home building, additions, sunrooms, garages, decks, restoration, kitchens, bathrooms. Residential & Commercial. Free estimates. 865-922-8804. Herman Love. PAYMENTS Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card. Prepayment is required on all classified advertising. These Cards Gladly Accepted:

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Cedar Springs Weekday School

Register NOW!


• Part-time preschool for 3's or 4's • 7:30 am-6 pm either MWF or TT


Individual tutoring and group classes at reasonable prices.

• Kindergarten/1st •

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7:30 am-3 pm or 6 pm, or 8 am-3 pm Special Needs (mild autism/Down Syndrome - year-round) Infants up - Co-op K-7th grade

Call 865-291-5252 for more info


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Since 1966

Call Dr. Michael K. Smith at 865-694-4108 In Knoxville since 1983. Convenient location at 308 South Peters Rd.

Certified and Licensed by the State Dept. of Education.

service directory 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 6 Block

To place your ad please call (865) 675-6397 or fax (865) 675-1675.

SERVICE DIRECTORY DEADLINES Display Ads Space & Copy Monday, 11:00 a.m.

SERVICE DIRECTORY RATES . . . . .$105/mo. . . . . .$165/mo. . . . . .$235/mo. . . . . .$300/mo. . . . . .$435/mo.


Pearl Brite

Top Soil & Rock DELIVERED

Commercial CLEANING Services

• Bobcat/Backhoe Work Available • Sifted Top Soil • Fill Dirt • Mulch

These Cards Gladly Accepted

Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card. Prepayment is required on all classified advertising.

miscellaneous services


Honest • Dependable 16 Years of Experience Rates Depending on Job

23 Years of Experience

We will work around your company’s schedule.

Call Ron at

Roger Heldreth

(865) 604-0087 Owner/Operator •

FREE Estimates

(865) 256-1692

Please call


• Carpets Dry in under 1 hour • Green Company • Free Estimate • Residential & Commercial


D&D Pressure Cleaning Vinyl, Stucco, Wood Siding, Decks, Patio, Sidewalks, Driveways, Docks, Decking CLEANED & SEALED

Problem with your work truck? We’ll get you up and running in no time!

(865) 951-0784

• Engine Repair • Transmission Service • Diesel Engine Experts

Also specializing in Decorative Stone ... • Mowing • Retaining Walls • Weeding • Flower Gardens • Mulching • Stone & Pea Gravel Walk Ways • Shrub Trimming • Clearing & Brush Hauling • Bush Hogging • Tree Removal • Licensed & Insured West Side Services • Call Tom at 368-2013 Free Estimates • Insured • License #0268188

A Complete Lawn Service LICENSED & INSURED


We also offer Aerating, Overseeding & Slit Seeding


Low Rates • Free Estimates

2216A West John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN, 37920

Tom Farr’s Detailed Yard Work & Landscaping


Licensed and Insured • 30 Yrs. Experience


Robin 865-705-3856 Dylan 865-705-3837

Est. 1996 Licensed & Insured


Affordable Lawn Care & Landscaping Call 300-0996

Tree Service, LLC Available Equipment - Bucket Truck & Wood Chipper Farragut Based • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured

30 per mowing!


Mowing • Mulching • Shrub Pruning • Pressure Washing * Will beat any competitor’s price *

865-696-1933 ...we go out on a limb so you don’t have to...

Our focus on the optimum health and beauty of your landscape will save your trees, save you money and protect our environment!

• Irrigation Backflow Installation and Repairs • Domestic and Fire System Backflow Services





(865) 789-7642

Includes Trimming, Edging and Blowing Call for details. Restrictions may apply.

Blank’s Tree Work



All Types of Tree Care & Stump Removal

If it’s sheetrock...

Will beat ALL written estimates with comparable credentials Fully Insured • Free Estimates



Hang • Finish Texture • Paint/In & Out Call Gary Whitworth “Goal is to please customer beyond expectations.”

homerepair&improvement HomeTek

PJohnRECISION PAINTING Carver, Owner since 1990 • Written Contracts • Licensed and Insured • Wood Repair • Drywall Repairs • Popcorn Ceilings Removed

Some of the fine communities we serve - Avalon, Montgomery Cove, Gettysvue, Mallard Bay, Fox Run...

“We never subcontract, we DO the work.”


Residential • Commercial Interior • Exterior Decks

Carpentry, Drywall Repair, Painting and Plumbing


Nominated in City View Magazine "Best of the Best 2013"

Over 15 years experience No job too big or too small!

Quality • Commitment Customer Service

Call 257-3351

Serving Knoxville and surrounding areas

Parker House Doctors

CKC Construction, LLC Licensed General Contractor

Tim Malicote

“No job too big or too small!”


Carpentry • Electrical • Painting Plumbing • Roofing • Remodeling

Knoxville, Tennessee

Specializing in Tile Grout

Licensed & Insured, References available Residential & Commercial

Custom Homes • Siding • Drywall • Room Additions • Garages Custom Kitchens • Interior Molding • Roofing Installation & Repairs Screened-In Porches • Electrical & Plumbing • Bath Remodeling Insured & Bonded



Residential Specialist - Over 1,000 Satisfied Customers! • Interior/Exterior • References • Wallpaper Removed

Robert Holmes

865-776-2616 Office 865-776-0925 Cell

30 yrs. experience

Grout Works LLC

Senior Citizen & Military Discounts

Perfect Grout Permanently

Cell: 772.341.0980 Office: 865.966.1614



Hicks Painting & Home Maintenance, Inc. Gary and Debbie Hicks, Owners

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Grout Cleaning & Color Sealing Shower Restoration Tile Replacement Re-caulking •


Licensed General Contractor

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New Construction, Renovations

Performing All Phases of Remodeling & New Construction


Carpentry Electrical Kitchen Remodeling Carports Garages Screened Porches Textured Ceilings Hardwood Flooring Pergo Flooring Bathrooms

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Basements Finished New Additions Pressure Cleaning Driveways Sealed Carpet Installed Linoleum Installed Painting Plumbing Vinyl Siding Decks

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Pergolas/Arbors Sidewalks Ceramic Tile Sheetrock Insulation Patios Replacement Windows Sun Rooms Storage Buildings Footers/Concrete Work

FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED “Rely on the professionals for all your home improvement needs.”

“Voted Hometown Favorite for 11 Consecutive Years”


20 Years Experience Interior/Exterior Painting Pressure Washing Staining Drywall & Carpentry •Painting •Pressure Washing •Decks

•Plumbing •Electrical •Tile

SERVING THE KNOXVILLE AREA! Call John Benedetto 865-313-6615

Member of the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce

Commercial & Residential

24 Hour Emergency Service • Licensed and Insured


865-291-8434 Licensed, Bonded & Insured


Equal Housing Opportunity Statement: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Tennessee Human Rights Act, which make it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.”

HOUSE FOR RENT 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 4 car garage, fenced backyard,

Commercial For Rent

Stonecrest subdivision $1100/month

ABSOLUTE AUCTION Friday April 25th 6 pm

6729 Pleasant Ridge Rd Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 938-3403 TN F735

Call 865-329-6121 AT BUY YOUR E! PRIC


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5th Fairway • 4 Bed Rooms and 3 1/2 Bath Brick Basement Rancher 4-Fireplaces 3 gas and 1 wood burning Screen in porch overlooking Fairway 2 Car attached garage with workshop Home has two Kitchen areas Downstairs would be great if you need mother-in-law quarters • Beautiful six panel wooden Doors • Beautiful landscaped yard

We are looking for New and Seasoned Agents: • Are you where you want to be in your business? • Are you looking for something different? • Maybe a career change?

Call, text, or email me

Cathy Swafford

423-829-6283 or to schedule your confidential meeting to learn what Crye-Leike can do for you. Serving 2 Knoxville locations, Athens, Sevierville in April and a 3rd location in Knoxville coming soon!

731 Campbell Station – Knoxville, TN 37934 – 865-671-3333

OPEN HOUSE April 16th 4–6:30 & 21st 4–6:30

12359 FOX DEN DRIVE MAIN LEVEL: 3 Bed Rooms 2 1/2 Bath, Formal Living and Dining Rooms, Large eat in Kitchen with Tile Flooring with access to garage, Family Room with fire place, walnut wall covering and sliding glass door to brick open porch, Laundry Room with sink, and half bath, Large master bed room, sliding glass doors to open porch, connecting to master bath that has double vanity, tile flooring, linen closet, shower and clothes closet, Two Guest Bed Rooms, Beautiful office with wood flooring and walls, built in bookcases and a cozy gas fireplace DOWN STAIRS: Kitchen with Bar Seating, Large Recreational room with wood burning fire place has wood pass threw for handling firewood, Sliding glass door for easy access to outside, Bed Room with walk-in closet area, Storage room that has access to crawl space area that has been professionally encapsulated by Orkin

TERMS: The successful high bidder on this property will be required to sign the Real Estate Purchase Agreement immediately upon conclusion of the bidding and will make an earnest money deposit of ten percent (10%) of the total sales price. A ten percent (10%) buyer’s premium will be added to the high bid to establish the total sales price. The balance is to be paid in full at the deed closing. Buyer is to obtain his/her own financing. The contract will not be contingent upon financing. Current taxes will be prorated at the date of closing. All Measurements are from Tax records not guaranteed. CLOSING: Closing will take place within 30 days from the day of auction. Buyer will be advised as to day and location of closing. POSSESSION: of the property will be upon closing.

Property is sold "AS IS".

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761 HARBOR WAY Minutes to schools & shopping. 4 BRs 4.5 e Op BAs 3,822 SF. Large eat in kitchen w/SS appliances, granite counter tops, opens to family rm. Lake views from deck. Large master w/sitting area. Master bath has dual vanities, separate shower, whirlpool tub & walk-in closet. Two other bedrooms have walk-in closets & private baths. Parking pad for boat/RV. S/D amenities include boat ramp & pool. MLS 880734 $399,900

10321 MEADOW RIDGES LN Two sty home in desirable neighborhood. 4 BRs 3.5 BAs + bonus 3,681 SF. Eat-in kitchen w/ island, granite counter tops, new SS appliances & open to family rm. Hardwood floors on main. Upstairs has 2 BRs w/walk-in closets & dual bathroom. Large Master w/walk-in closet. Master bath offers dual vanities, whirlpool tub & separate shower. MLS 877399 $414,900





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Cell: 643-3232 Office: 693-3232 E-mail:

1117 HARBOUR SHORE DRIVE Welcome home to this one of a kind! Updates Galore! Granite countertops, hardwood flooring, tile. 4 BRs 2.5 BAs + office/nursery 2,470 SF. New doors, new windows. DOUBLE LOT! Exquisite master bath w/Brazilian cherry flooring, of the line! Fenced back yard. SS appliances. Comm. Pool. 10K HOME. MLS 879455 $259,777



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Patty Petrow (865)740-6610 (Cell) (865)693-3232 (Office)

200 TIMBER CIRCLE Spectacular home in golf community. 360 degree views of mountains, farms & golf course. 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs 3,543 SF. Expertly landscaped w/plenty of summer shade & beautiful fall foliage. Large, open main level deck. Lot adjacent to #5 fairway, one of Avalon's signature holes. MLS 875490 $469,900

10828 SONJA DR Great opportunity in Farragut. Updated home, large level lot, extra storage, covered deck, storage shed. 4 BRs 2BAs 1,913 SF. Kitchen open to family room. Minutes from Farragut schools & Turkey Creek shopping. MLS 875978 $184,000

Recipient of the 2013 KAAR Diamond Award

"Your Dream, My Commitment"

OLLINS C 865.599.0668






The Princeton C: 2619 sq. ft. 4 BR, 3 BA. Open plan features 9’ ceilings and gleaming hardwoods on main. Formal DR w/ extensive moldings. Main level bedroom w/ full Bath. Great Room has coffered ceilings and is open to the Gourmet Kitchen w/ rich cabinetry, granite tops and stainless steel appliances. Upstairs, the large Owner’s Suite has trey ceilings, posh bath and large W/I. The two Guest Suites are generously sized, sharing a nice bath. The large Bonus Room is the perfect getaway for the kids. Located on a great cul-de-sac lot in a family neighborhood with community pool. 5 minutes from the Turkey Creek retail & dining area. Lovell Road north to R Snyder, 1/2 mile, L into subdivision, L Fox Brook, R Clover Field to end of cul-de-sac. MLS #876173. $294,900. Call Major Ward, 865-740-9273.



The Kingston E features 2800 square feet plus a full unfinished basement for future expansion! Master, 2 bedrooms and bonus room upstairs. Bedroom and full bath on main. Fantastic view from family room and deck of lake and mountains. Walk in pantry, 27' deep garage! Loaded with architectural details, granite tops in kitchen, valet/drop area as you enter from garage, extensive wood flooring on main. Wonderful neighborhood with community pool, sidewalks, street lights and clubhouse! Just completed and ready to move in. Directions: Kingston Pike to Fox Road, L on George Williams, 1/4 mile, R into subdivision. $339,900. Call Tina Buckles 865-414-6408 for your personal showing!


Visit Us In These Communities! Sheffield – W. Kingston Pike Rd., L on Virtue Rd., L on Turkey Creek Rd., 1/4 mile, L into subdivision.

The Cove at Turkey Creek – Parkside Drive to Turkey Creek Lane (between Regal Cinemas and Calhoun’s) and straight into subdivision after stop sign.

Chapel Grove – I-40 W., Exit Campbell Station Rd. L, R on Grigsby Chapel Rd., 1/4 mile, L into subdivision.

Baldwin Park – West on Kingston Pike, R on Smith Road, R on Boring Road, Subdivision on R.

Bishops Court – I-40 to N. Lovell Road, L on Snyder Road, 1/4 mile ahead, R into subdivision.

The Battery at Berkeley Park – S. Campbell Station Rd., R on Grigsby, R on St. John, R on Prince George, R on Cotton Blossom.




COMPANY AUDITIONS! Come be a part of our Award Winning Companies

INFORMATION MEETING Saturday, April 12th, 12:30 AUDITIONS Monday, April 21st, 2:00

KDW has a company for YOU! 9 companies of various levels, including the all new FX Dance Company!!


APEX Company 1st Place Overall Small GroupIDC Competition Introducing FX DANCE COMPANY at Knox Dance Worx A new company for dancers on local dance teams that wish to compete on a STUDIO company For More Info: 865-694-2002 • •

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