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Town observes Black History Month ■


Remembering the 14year-old who inspired Rosa Parks to take a stand, kicking off the Civil Rights movement in 1955, was the main focus in Farragut Town Hall Sunday. Emmett Till was brutally

murdered in Mississippi, roughly 100 days before Parks sat down in the “white section” of a bus in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. “It most certainly was the chief catalyst for the action of Ms. Rosa Parks,” said state Rep. Joseph E. Armstrong (D-District 15), featured speaker during

Farragut Folklife Museum’s annual Black History Month Special Presentation Feb. 24 in Town Hall’s board room. “In recent weeks, the name Emmett Till has been presented in the news. ... The misuse of his name by a young rapper serves as an example of

why we must maintain a steady program of teaching young people about history in a way they can relate to,” Armstrong said of Emmett, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting in Mississippi, was tortured and murdered after “whistling at a white woman.”

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Armstrong quoted Emmett’s mother, Mamie Bradley, who wanted an open casket at the funeral despite her son’s “horribly disfigured” face: “‘My son’s casket must remain open so that all the world can see what they did to my child. My child’s story will be told by all that view him.’

“An ordinary woman took an extraordinary step in history,” Armstrong added about Bradley. “And the whole world stood up.” “An ordinary seamstress [Parks] sat down in the white section of a bus in Montgomery, Ala. ... This See HISTORY on Page 2A

McKinnon gets nod to do Watt Road extension


Two major road projects currently are underway within Farragut limits under the supervision of one contractor, Mark McKinnon Construction LLC. The contractor has been working on the Kingston Pike/Everett Road intersection for more than a year, expanding Kingston Pike from four lanes to five and installing a traffic signal at the dangerous spot. That project is scheduled for completion in May. “They’re going to have two projects going on for the same time briefly. They’re still on track for the May completion on Everett Road,” Town engineer Darryl Smith said. Kingston Pike has been narrowed to one lane in each direction for months at that location, and Everett Road has been closed for the duration of the project. McKinnon also recently began work on the Watt Road extension and Old Stage Road improvements, which will extend Watt from its dead-end at Cool Sports Home of the Icearium to Old Stage, which will be widened from 14 feet to a two-lane road. “November 15 is the completion date ... we were a little surprised it had such a quick turnaround, but they’re planSee ROADS on Page 2A Illustration: Dan Barile

An Oak Ridge City Councilwoman contends the town of Farragut is “eating” the City of Oak Ridge’s “lunch” with its economic development initiatives. Oak Ridge is planning to make major changes to its economic development strategy and pattern itself more like Farragut to draw businesses. See the full story on Page B1 of this issue.

FBI, IRS seize Service Provider Group files

Split Rail Farm plan, plat postponed ■ ■ HEATHER BECK

Farragut Municipal Planning Commission postponed a concept plan and preliminary plat for Split Rail Farm, a subdivision planned for the former site of Everett Hills and Karastone Farms, at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 21. The postponement came over the objections of developers Daniel Burton and Matt Varney, of Farmstead Development LLC. “Every month is costing us money and we’re really trying to get to work,” Varney said. “Time is money,” he added. According to community development director



Ruth Hawk, the applications for concept plan and preliminary plat were incomplete. Burton said, “I am unclear on exactly what we are missing. I thought we had everything we were asked to do.” According to Burton and Varney, the issue with the concept plan and prelimi-

nary plat was that the developers were asking to be relieved from the requirement to help improve Everett Road, which the subdivision would front. Improving Everett Road through a cost share with Farragut was a stipulation of the former developer of Everett Hills, who partially

developed the site with rough roads and utility installation before going bankrupt. “I think we all know what the elephant in the room is,” Varney said. Mayor Ralph McGill said, “I think I can assure you no one on our staff, no one sitting here, is not wanting to see this happen.” “We want to see some of those lots being sold. No one here is negligent. It’s always in the details,” he added. The developers said they’d completed a traffic study to prove their 48home subdivision wouldn’t generate the traffic to warrant improvements to Everett. See FMPC on Page 2A


The FBI and IRS raided Service Provider Group in the Parkside Plaza I office building in Farragut off Parkside Drive Thursday, Feb. 21. Service Provider Group, an employee leasing company, moved into the space in 2011. FBI spokesman Marshall Stone said details about the raid couldn’t yet be released. “We will acknowledge that we’re there, obviously. The FBI and the IRS were present in Turkey Creek Thursday pursuant to an ongoing investigation, but details about the investigation we can’t release at this time,” Stone said. Service Provider Group shares the building with several other tenants, and Stone confirmed none of those other tenants were targets of the raid. “Because it’s ongoing, we really can’t say more than to acknowledge that it’s us and the IRS doing what we need to do to bring this investigation to a close,” Stone said. According to its website, Service Provider Group, 11400 Parkside Drive, offers risk management, insurance, employee benefit, human resources, technology and underwriting services, as well as claims advocates, safety engineers, bilingual representatives and client liaises. Divisions of the company include First Financial, The Payroll Source, Hickman Johnson & Simmonds Insurors, The Company Benefits Store and The Shepherd’s Services. The company is headquartered in Farragut with locations in Johnson City and Chattanooga and in Punta Gorda, Orlando and Boca Raton, Fla.

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FFM. Also honored was Marion Henry Sr., age 97, a longtime Concord resident, “For outstanding contributions in the development of Knox County, Tenn., the communities of Concord, Bearden and the original Concord Church of God,” Loretta Bradley said. Although Henry could not attend due to illness according to Loretta Bradley, his son, Jerod Henry, accepted on his behalf. Linda Jeter accepted the award on behalf of her late sister, Carolyn Faye Jeter, a Farragut High School graduate and Concord resident for 55 years. “She was a judicial commissioner for Knox County Courts. She was the first AfricanAmerican magistrate in Knoxville, Tennessee,” Loretta Bradley said. “She was a terrific young lady.”

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After receiving a Community Service Award, state Rep. Joseph E. Armstrong (D-District 15) also receives a copy of “Black Soldiers in the Civil War” from Loretta Bradley, Black History Program coordinator for Farragut Folklife Museum.

FMPC From page 1A

That section of Everett is below Town standards for roads, with 9-foot lanes as opposed to 12-foot lanes and no curb and gutter. “You have this obligation, for better or worse, from this previous developer and previous bank, agreements to improve this road. Taking into account your change in density … you’re still on a substandard road,” Commissioner Noah Myers said. “If you’re agreeable, I think the Town is willing to work with you, partner with you, but it will require some financial commitment from you to improve the road. “For this body to give you a free pass on this is going to be very, very difficult. I have personally participated in cost share projects with the town of Farragut,” he added. Town administrator David Smoak agreed, asking FMPC for more time to look over the developers’ traffic study and come up with a formula or agreement for cost sharing the cost of improv-

ing Everett — not only with Burton and Varney, but with future developers down the road. “I think taxpayers would be willing to take some of the burden … everybody benefits. But you’ll have to come to the table,” Myers said. Varney said, “What we’re trying to understand is how we work with staff.” Burton and Varney asked for “fair and consistent” treatment, but commissioners said they didn’t have enough information to proceed with generating an equitable formula for them and future developers at the meeting Thursday night. “The development itself, I’m excited about,” Alderman Ron Honken said. “Everybody in here can agree this is a substandard road. More than the traffic count, the issue is the road is substandard. “I’m assuming before you purchased this, you knew about the road,” he added. “I was very aware of it. What I was not aware of were the facts, the other traffic data,” Burton said. Burton recommended the

Town should start impact fees to developers across the Board, particularly because Farragut had other substandard roads that are “more pressing issues.” Burton said, “We get it. There is a problem with funding road improvements within your Town.” Myers said he’d not support an across-the-board impact fee, but would support other options that bring equity to who helps pay for improving Everett Road. “You’re exacerbating the issue. You’re exacerbating the problem. If the developer antes up some money and the taxpayers ante up some money, we can get Everett improved sooner rather than later. That’s a winwin,” Myers said. Honken moved to postpone the concept plan until the plan was complete, and Whiting seconded. The motion was unanimously approved, with commissioners Rita Holladay and Melissa Mustard absent. Postponement of the preliminary plat also was unanimously approved, again with Honken moving and Whiting seconding.

seamstress, active in the NAACP, was very much aware of the [Till] case and the mother’s decision to leave the casket open.” Armstrong, who also serves as president of National Black Caucus of State Legislators while also appointed by President Barack Obama to State Legislators For Health Care Reform Task Force, referenced other Knox County black leaders helping break barriers, including Theotis Robinson, Sarah Moore Green, Alex Haley, Robert Booker and Avon W. Rollins Sr. Armstrong was among three noteworthy Knox Countians presented a Community Service Award by Loretta Bradley, Black History Program coordinator for

way. The road will be improved to the Loudon County line, where Old Stage will narrow to an 18foot wide street. Smith said construction on Old Stage “will maintain access to local traffic at all times.” “They may have lane closures at times, and a lane closure would require flagging traffic,” he added. Kingston Pike traffic shouldn’t be affected.

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ning on hitting it as hard as they can,” Smith said. Watt will consist of a two-lane street, plus center turn lane and island, four-foot bike lanes and a greenway on one side and sidewalk on the other. Old Stage will be two 12-foot lanes wide, plus four-foot bike lanes and sidewalk and green-



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Knox County Schools eyes personal learning devices in lieu of books ■ ALAN SLOAN

A competition among 88 Knox County Schools — with one-on-one technical learning advantages for each student in about 10 of those schools at stake — might be brewing by spring. If Dr. Jim McIntyre Jr. gets his way, roughly 10 KCS schools would find each of its students operating an electronic personalized learning device, such as iPads, by the fall of 2013, eventually replacing most textbooks. “We’d like to propose moving ahead with taking on one-toone technology on a small scale. … Sort of have an internal competition to identify about ten schools where we will seek to secure the resources to provide instructional technology on a one-toone basis,” said McIntyre, KCS superintendent. “Sort of make it a bit of a competition and allow us to identify ten schools that have a real passion and enthusiasm and have the capacity to implement an instructional technol-

ogy initiative,” he added. As for the competition, “Ask the schools to respond with an application that says, ‘Here’s how we’d approach this implementation, he’s what we think it could do for our students. Here’s the capacity we have within our building to make this happen. Here’s the ways in which we are enthusiastic about making this happen,’” McIntyre said. After identifying “promising applicants,” McIntyre said about the remaining candidates, “We’d ask them to come and do a brief presentation about the content of their application.” Converting to PLDs “will be a lot of work,” McIntyre said. “There’s a lot to manage. … We want to make sure schools are ready, that they have the capacity and they’re excited about making this happen.” As for how much this would cost and who would foot the bill, “We’re in the process of doing that analysis,” McIntyre said. “That will be part of the budget discussion we’ll have for fiscal year [2013]-14.” Timetable for the process, Farragut Republican Club March 7, 2013 @ Frullati Cafe West End Center in front of FHS Dinner 6:30 pm • Meeting 7:30 pm Speaker:


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Students at 10 Knox County Schools could each own a personalized learning device, such as an iPad, left, replacing existing textbooks, no later than mid-fall of 2013-14 school year. That’s the goal of Dr. Jim McIntyre Jr., KCS superintendent.

should it become a reality, is “do the competition this spring, seek the resources in the budget development process this spring for the budget that begins July 1, and be up and running for implementation this fall,” McIntyre said. “… I’m not saying for the first day of school, necessarily, but that may be possible in some of the schools.” As for desired distribution of

PLD-winning schools, “For example, it would be nice to see elementary schools, middle schools and high schools,” McIntyre said. “It would be nice to see schools from across the county geographically. It would be nice to see schools that have different levels of socioeconomic status in terms of population that they serve.” Among Farragut area principals whose opinions were

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Farragut saw a significant drop in the number of citations issued from its red light camera system from 2011 to 2012 — but the cameras have helped solve other crimes, including a murder. “The number of citations is down almost 37 percent from the 2011 calendar year, due to the change in Tennessee state law in 2011 that prohibits municipalities from citing violations to those who run red lights by failing to stop before turning right on red,” said Ben Harkins, Farragut’s traffic enforcement manager. In July 2011, a law passed by the Tennessee legislature was enacted, outlawing municipalities for ticketing drivers via cameras for illegally turning right on red, unless right turns on red were banned at the intersection entirely. From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012, the cameras recorded 6,804 incidents. Farragut has red light cameras installed at the intersections of Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road, Kingston Pike and Smith Road,

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Attending her first-ever adult spelling bee in 2011 as a relatively new member of The Rotary Club of Farragut, Bettye Sisco said she originally planned to leave the club’s Fifth Annual Spelling Bee For Adults “at intermission.”

However, a few minutes into the competition, “I got stung,” added Sisco, president/CEO of Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce who’s also co-chair of the club’s Seventh Annual Spelling Bee For Adults committee. Preparing for this year’s Thursday, March 14, event in Farragut, Sisco said witnessing

her first Bee was “very intriguing. ... I never left until it was over. And I see all these people sitting up there in teams and I’m thinking, ‘oh man.’” Before long, “I found myself sitting there writing the word down trying to figure out if I got it right,” added Sisco, also serving as this year’s emcee. “Very much a chal-

lenge. ... It’s fun. It’s a great experience. It’s something different, you don’t see happening all over town.” Staci Wilkerson, vice president and Farragut branch manger of Jefferson Federal Bank who is Bee co-chair, said, “Its fun to see how challenging and competitive the teams are, they really get into it.


A “shark” name was all picked out for Stephan Christean Havrylyak’s blue Pinewood Derby car, with a big blue fin sticking up from his 5-ounce car’s “hood.” And razor sharp teeth painted in front. Then came dad’s construction wound to steal the thunder. “We call it ‘Bloody Finger’ because I cut my finger doing it,” said Stephan’s father, Roman Havrylyak, one of scores of parents and Scouts on hand for 2013 Cub Scout Pack 12 Pinewood Derby, in Farragut Church of Christ’s Family Life Center Saturday, Feb. 16. As for the car’s design for this 7-yearold first-year Cub Scout (Tigers), “We went to ‘Sleeping With the Sharks’ at Ripley’s Aquarium [of the Smokies] with the [Cub] Scouts, so I wanted to call it ‘Sleeping Shark’ originally,” Pearson Havrylyak added. While also joined by Stephan’s mother, Alena, and his little sister, Sophia, 4, Stephan, 7, said the most exciting part about building his “Bloody Finger” No. 4 car was “painting it.” Another exciting part was Stephan’s “Bloody Finger” finishing third among Tigers.

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They’re studying, putting in a lot of time and effort.” This year’s Bee has been moved to Faith Lutheran Church annex, 225 Jamestowne Blvd., with competition beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner ($10 per person, children 6 and under free) and social hour

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(Above) Cub Scouts from Pack 12 join other children and adults to watch a close finish during one 2013 Pinewood Derby heat Saturday, Feb. 16, in Farragut Church of Christ’s Family Life Center. (Left) Collins Pearson, 9, Webelos I from Cub Scout Pack 12, captured first-place overall, in addition to first place among Webelos, during Pack 12’s annual Pinewood Derby.

Collins Pearson, 9, Webelos I, was overall champ (2.5960 seconds average start-to-finish time) with his No. 54 car, in addition to finishing first among Webelos. Perhaps it’s no wonder, with his mother listing several tips toward faster performance. “You want one wheel not to touch, it just really helps the car go a little faster,” said Aimee Pearson, Collins’ mother and Pack 12’s committee chair/membership. “The graphite on the wheels, a lot of people will sand the nails that hold the wheels on. They sand them so that they run smoother, have less friction.” Meanwhile, another first-year Pinewood Derby participant, Will Saylor (Tiger), was “very excited about it … he was ready to go

do it right away,” said Brian Saylor, Will’s father. “He’s been waiting around for this for months. “They had a speed workshop in mid January, we came down here to the church and they had band saws and things like that … And they had power sanders,” Brian added. “They had stations all set up where they advise for designing your car, so you draw it out on paper.” Will chose an American Flag design for his car, where, “Instead of painting the car, we got sort of iron-on skin type of stuff we used, like wallpaper,” his father said. “This is what he really wanted to use.” In addition to overall champ, top performSee DERBY on Page 7A


A good problem awaits participants in 2013 Rose Seminar, “Growing Beautiful Roses Made Easy,” at The University of Tennessee this weekend. Making tough choices among a host of rose experts. With eight of the southeastern United States’ top rose authorities on hand, each giving a 45minute power-point presentation followed by question-andanswer session, participants must chose four while attending the five-hour seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, in UT Agricultural Campus’ Plant Biotech building. “We’ve got some very top-notch people coming in … this is not just calling people and putting on a seminar, these are people with credentials,” said Charles Griggs, event chairman and rose instructor who has almost 40 years experience growing roses — “about a hundred roses” annually. “It’s just top notch, it’s going to be very informative,” he added. “For the money that they pay to get in [$15 per person in advance, $20 at the door] and the door prizes, it’s going to be great.” Also awaiting participants are handout packets with rose-growing information. Items for sale include rose products, gardenrelated items and potted rose bushes. “I know a lot about roses, but I learn all the time,” Griggs said. See ROSE on Page 11A

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community Now Farragut High School Graduation Celebration 2013 needs help. Local businesses and Farragut residents can play a part in providing a safe, alcohol and drug free party for the 2013 FHS graduation class with donations and promotional items. For more information, call Anne Cherney, 865-7426500.

Now-March Tennessee Theatre presents James A. Dick’s “Mighty Musical Monday,” at noon on the second Mondays of February and March. Chick-Fil -A provides brown bag lunches for $5. For more information, call Robin Flenniken, 865-414-0625.

Now-April 7 2013 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is set for April 7. There will be a discount for early online registration. For more information, visit

Now-April 12 Internal Revenue Service and town of Farragut will sponsor Volunteer Income Tax Assistance from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays, through April 12, at Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

Now-March 6 Pellissippi State Community College and Community Services Division are offering a non-credit “Landscaping Made Easy and Fun” course from 1 to 3 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, through March 6, at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus. Class fee is $79. For more information, call 865-5397167 or

hosting the 2013 Rose Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at The University of Tennessee Ag Campus Plant Biotec building. Pre-registration $15 and $20 the day of the seminar. For more information, visit

March 2 Sixth annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival will be held Saturday, March 2, in downtown Knoxville. All proceeds benefit Young-Williams Animal Center. For more information, call Lauren Christ, 865-599-4050.

March 2-3 Smoky Mountain Orchid Society will host an orchid show and sale Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3, at West Town Mall. For more information, call Bonnie Armstrong, 865-567-2983.

March 4 Town of Farragut Community Development Department will host a home remodeling information session at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, in Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call Chelsey Riemann, 865966-7057.

March 4 GFWC Ossoli Circle will have coffee at 9:45 a.m., Monday, March 4, at Ossoli Clubhouse. For more information, call Minga Barnes, 865-233-3044.

March 5 First Baptist Church of Lenoir City will host free screening and discounted blood work with Covenant Health from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Fa-mily Life Center Building C. For more information, call 865-541-4500.

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Maryville College’s Black Student Alliance will present “Apollo Night” at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at Clayton Center. For more information, call Chloe Kennedy, 865-981-8209.

Town of Farragut, City of Knoxville and Knox County have established a Community Health Council, which will consist of both elected an appointed members. Farragut citizens interested in being considered for the two Town appointments can access and application at, which must be completed by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 7. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

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International Women’s Day Conference will be from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, at Pollard Technology Conference Center in Oak Ridge. For more information, call Mary Ann Reeves, 865-693-6286.

Pellissippi State’s Community College Administrative Council and Support Staff Council are coordinating a book and rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 7, and from 8 a.m., to 2 p.m., Friday, March 8, in Goins Building College Center. For more information, call Human Resources and Affirmative Action, 865-694-6607.

Katherine Elizabeth Wenger was named to the Dean’s List at Dickson College for fall 2012 semester.

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March 2 Rusty Wallace Honda Run for School will hold a 5K run/walk and a 100-yard dash in Chilhowee Park and a one-mile family fun walk inside Knoxville Zoo at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 2. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call Jennifer Faddis, 865-594-2972.

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March 9 City of Knoxville will host the eighth annual Dr. E.V. Davidson Teen Step Show at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $8 presale and $10 day of show. For more information, call 865656-4444 or visit,

March 9-10 Harvey Broome Group Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, will backpack Cumberland Trail Saturday-Sunday, March 910. For more information, cal Will Skelton, 865-523-2272.

March 12 U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Federal Women’s Program and Federally Employed Women Oak Ridge Chapter is co-sponsoring “Resilience: The Difference is YOU!,” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, at Double Tree Hotel, with Joan Cronan as this year’s keynote speaker. Registration fee is $35. For more information, call DiAnn Fields, 865-576-0885.

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worship Through March 20 Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd., will hold mid-week services and potluck dinners, with worship at 6 p.m. and potluck at 6:30. Services are contemplative with Holy Communion.

Through March 22 Each Friday during Lent, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 633 St. John Court, will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., followed by a fish fry dinner hosted by Knights of Columbus.

March 15 Farragut Art Council invites local artists to participate in the Farragut Artist Directory by submitting their information to Town of Farragut. Deadline to be included is March 15. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

March 16 Harvey Broome Group Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, will day hike Piney Falls and Stinging Fork State Natural Areas, Grandview and Spring City, Saturday, March 16. For more information, call Bob Perlack, 865-229-5027.

March 19 Twelfth annual fashion show fundraiser, “It’s All About Style,” to benefit Historic Ramsey House, will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 19, at Cherokee Country Club. Cost of the luncheon and fashion show is $45. Show is open to the public. For more information, call 865-675-2008.

March 21 Pellissippi State Faculty Lecture will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, in the Goins Building Auditorium at Hardin Valley Campus. Topic is “What Dance Moves?” For more information, call 865-6946400.

March 22-June 16 Knoxville Museum of Art will present “Tradition Redefined,” Larry and Brenda Thompson’s collection of African-American Art, March 22-June 16. Knoxville Museum of Art is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday. For more information, call Angela Thomas, 865-934-2034.

March 23 Second annual Alumni Bunny Brunch Spring Homecoming will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23, at Pellissippi State Community College Hardin Valley Campus. For more information, call 865539-7275.

March 23 Harvey Broome Group Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, will day hike Cades Cove, Saturday, March 23. For more information, call Ron Shrieves,

Through March 24 Holy Cross Anglican Church, 515 Herron Road, announces its Lenten Schedule. Sundays: 8:45 a.m. morning prayer, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion; Mondays, 9:30 a.m. morning prayer; first and third Tuesdays of the month, 9:30 a.m. morning prayer; second and fourth Tuesdays, 5 p.m. evening prayer; Wednesdays, 5 p.m. evening prayer, 6:15 p.m. Holy Communion, 7 p.m. Bible study; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. morning prayer; Fridays, 5 p.m. evening prayer, 6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross, and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. morning prayer. For more information, visit

Through March 29 Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd, will hold “Farragut Feast, Faith, Fellowship” Wednesday suppers and services each week during Lent, Feb. 27 and March 6, 13 and 29. Soup suppers will be served at 6 p.m. with study and prayer to follow.

March 3, April 7, April 21 Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd., in conjunction with The University of Tennessee music department, will host a Spring Concert Series at the church. “Emerging Young Keyboard Artists,” featuring Carolyn Craig and Simon Hogg, at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 3. “The Son Trio,” a South Korean trio studying for Artist’s Certificate at UT, at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 7. “UT Contemporary Acappela,” featuring UT’s all-female group reVOLution and all-male group VOLume, at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 21. All concerts are free and open to the public.

March 15-16 St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church will host author, historian and biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan for four lectures Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, at The Episcopal School of Knoxville, 950 Episcopal School Way. “The World of Jesus” from 7:30 to 9 p.m., March 15. “The Life of Jesus” 9 to 10:30 a.m., March 16. “The Death of Jesus” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 16. “The Resurrection of Jesus” from 1:30 to 3 p.m., March 16. Cost for all four lectures is $45 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, visit

March 16 Boy Scout Troop No. 444 will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 16, in the fellowship hall of Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestown Blvd. A complete meal of spaghetti, bread, salad and dessert will be available for $6. Eat in or carry out; no reservations necessary. For more information, contact Scoutmaster Mark Miser, 6962697.

March 24-30 March 1 Church Women United will celebrate World Day of Prayer Friday, March 1, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1601 Dandridge Ave. Coffee will be served at 10 a.m. and program will begin at 10:30. Speaker is the Rev. Melissa Smith from Fountain City United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

March 3 Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, 12915 Kingston Pike, will host Bryan College Chorale and Chamber Singers for a free concert of sacred choral music at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 3. Program will include sacred literature and classical, spiritual and gospel music.

March 9 Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive, will hold a children’s consignment sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9. Regular price hours are from 8 a.m. to noon; half price hours are from 12:30 to 2 p.m. For more information or to participate, visit

Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd., will hold its Palm Sunday service at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 24. Children will process in with palms. Maundy Thursday communion and service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 28. Good Friday prayer service will be held at noon Friday, March 29. Great Easter Vigil will be held at 7:56 p.m., Saturday, March 30, with a bonfire at sunset.

March 24-31 Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd., will hold Palm Sunday services at 9 a.m. and 11:11 a.m., Sunday, March 24, with Holy Communion and palm processional led by Cletus, a miniature donkey. Maundy Thursday service is at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 28. Good Friday service is at 7 p.m., Friday, March 29, with a service of darkness and walking through Stations of the Cross. Easter Sunday services will feature 9 a.m. traditional and 11:11 a.m. contemporary, with Easter Brunch between services.


deathnotices • COX, John Ray, age 50, of Knoxville passed away suddenly on Friday, February 22, 2012. John was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, a member of the choir and a volunteer with Catholic Charities. He was a graduate of Farragut High School

Cox Class of 1980 and was attending Pellissippi State Community College. He embraced life to the fullest, loved with his entire being and was a voracious reader and learner. John had an active and productive life in Atlanta, prior to returning home to Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles R. Cox Jr. John is survived by his partner Carter Joseph of Decatur, Georgia; mother, Billie J. Cox of Knoxville; sisters, Dolores (Mac) Casebolt of Beavercreek, Ohio, Debra Mason of Farragut, Dinah (Mike) Grubka of Melbourne, Florida, Pamela J. Cox of Lawrenceville, Georgia; special niece, Lori Taylor of Knoxville; several other nieces and nephews; best friend, Mark Heet of Knoxville; faithful and loving dog, Clyde. A Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church with Father David Carter celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, c/o All Saints Catholic Church, 620 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 or to Young Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street NW, Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of John Cox. • DIETZ, Anna Virginia, age 87 of Knoxville, TN formerly of Baltimore, MD passed away peacef u l l y We d n e s d ay, February 20, 2013 at Shannondale Healthcare. She was r a i s e d Catholic and was a former member of St. G e o r g e Orthodox Dietz Church. Anna was a talented artist who was trained at the Maryland Institute of Art. She was an avid reader who at one time had a library of 4,000 books. Anna retired after 20 years as a Maryland State Health Inspector (Sanitarium). She is loved and will be missed by her sisters, Mary Diver and Harriett Smith and her husband, Ralph Smith; many nieces and nephews and cherished friends. Honoring Anna’s wishes, services will be private. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, 9020 Middlebrook Pike is serving the family of Anna Dietz. • HOGAN, William Michael “Mike” age 61, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, after a heroic battle with cancer. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden and the Jim Myers Sunday School Class. He attended Memphis State University and the University of Tennessee. Mike was employed at Pattersons Appliance, where he was the Service and Parts Manager. For those who

knew Mike, he will be remembered as a man of incredible faith, knowing his Lord walked the journey of cancer with him every day. He had an amazing love for his family with a quiet pride and joy in every day that God gave him. He is preceded in death by his father William Howell “Hal” Hogan Hogan. Mike is survived by his mother Bonnie Bean Hogan of Hartselle, Alabama, wife, Sharon Paul Hogan, daughter Heather Bundon and husband Jonathan, daughter Ashley Nelkin and husband Micah, grandchildren Caleb and Blakely Bundon. Brother Jeff Hogan and wife Jana, children Abby, Haley and Tori, sister Lisa Hogan, sister Laurie Lang and husband Glenn, children Lauren, Sara and Will; along with many other family members. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Samaritan Ministry of Central Baptist Church of Bearden or the charity of your choice. As Mike’s life and faith would remind all of us about his Lord; “His love is deep, His arms are wide, and His grace is sufficient.” Services were held last week. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at • MORROW, Dr. Jerry L., of Knoxville, died February 18, 2013. He was born October 5, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio and came to Knoxville in 1984 to teach in the public relations sequence of the University of Tennessee’s College of Communications. He also taught at the University of Toledo and had served as its director of university relations. Dr. Morrow received bachelor of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Toledo and a master of science degree with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY. He was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations Society of America. He served as adviser to the University of Tennessee student chapter of PRSA. He was twice named the College of Communications Outstanding Faculty Member and was a recipient of an RCA-NBC Earl Godwin Memorial Fellowship. Dr. Morrow served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Good Conduct Medal. Dr. Morrow was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Jennie and Nicholas Hodak, his brother Jack Morrow and his father and stepmother Walter and Jean Morrow. He is survived by his wife Betsy, son and daughter-in-law David and Stephanie Morrow, Gaithersburg, MD, son and his girlfriend Michael Morrow and Casey Beck, Knoxville. A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Sunday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood, Farragut, with Rev. Carol Westpfahl officiating. Dr. Morrow will be laid to rest Feb. 26 in a private service with military honors at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the FISH Food Pantry, Bruce Pint, treasurer, 6809 Avensong LN., Knoxville, TN 37909; Special Olympics of Greater Knoxville, P.O. Box 34024, Knoxville, TN 37939,; or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to The family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday at Rose Mortuary

Mann Heritage Chapel. • ROBACK, Ashley Slagle, age 30 of Knoxville finished her final marathon Monday evening, February 18, 2013 in her courageous battle with breast cancer. Ashley was an incredible wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was an inspiration who touched others with her faith, courage and a m a z i n g strength as she ran the race of her life. Ashley was preceded in Roback death by her grandfather, Fredrick W. Slagle and grandmother, Susan Gleason. She is survived by her husband, Zafer Roback II; children, Trey and Olivia Roback; parents, Jerry and Ann Slagle; sisters, Stephanie Thompson (Brennan) and Melissa Rust (Blake); brother, Scott Slagle; grandmother, Willie Ann Slagle; grandfather, William J. Gleason; aunt, Lou Ann Slagle; nieces, Taylor and Caroline Thompson. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Farragut Presbyterian Church with Rev. Judd Shaw and Rev. Craig Hendrix officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Young Williams Animal Center. More about Ashley’s journey can be read on Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Ashley Slagle Roback.

birthnotices Parkwest Medical Center announces: • No births were reported this week.

Turkey Creek Medical Center announces: • Michael Tallent and Virginia Davis, Knoxville, a boy, Chase Davis • Wyatt and Cindy Thornhill, Knoxville, a boy, Liam Wyatt • Ta’Jon and Holly Wentz, Lenoir City, a girl, Scarlet Ivy Rose • John and Lauren Bickford, Knoxville, a boy, Logan Knox

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Make it Fun! All or nothing at all There’s a huge difference between a drastic transformation and change that takes place as gracefully and gradually as a baby turns into a toddler. But w h e n we’re fed up with our old ways we tend to want an instant and dramatic fix. T h a t ’ s Pam w h a t Young i m p a Make it tience is all about. Fun! T a k e weight for example, we want the weight to come off faster than we put it on. We get frustrated with a loss of just one pound in a week, yet if we gained a pound a week, we’d gain 50 pounds in a year. I don’t know anyone who’s done that and you probably don’t either. If you’re like me, you tend to have that notion: All or nothing at all. When we want to get organized usually we’ve come to a place where every room is laced with chaos. When we decide to fix our finances it’s when the power’s been shut off or we max a few credit cards and sink into financial depression. When we want to lose weight it’s usually because we’ve let it go so long that our pants hurt and we’re scared to get on the scale. We’re not like the frog that stays in the water as it is heated to boiling and cooks to death, instead, we schlep along until we snap. It’s after the snap that we typically make the decision to do something. We rarely think to be something. If you think, “I want to be happy in my body,” or “I

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Loposser second (No. 23) and Cliff Sun third (No. 31). Bears top finishers were Dylan DeBord first (No. 36 car); Neil Penumadu second (No. 45) and Evan Abbott third (No. 32). Tigers’ other top finishers were, first place, Evan Valukas,

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White’s Wine Wine consumers’ grape expectations Imagine if your state legislature, in a bid to protect mom-and-pop bookstores, barred from shipping into your state. Or if your town council, worried about local dairy farmers, prohibited grocers from selling milk. Or if lawmakers banned the sale of potato chips and c a n d y bars on David S u n d a y s White in an White’s effort to shrink our Wines waistlines. Such moves would be infuriating. But wine consumers face such restrictions daily. A whopping 36 states prohibit consumers from ordering wine from out-of-state retailers. Eleven states forbid residents from ordering wine from out-of-state producers. Seventeen ban the sale of wine at grocery stores. Many prohibit Sunday wine sales. Like virtually all America’s liquor laws, these prohibitions trace their origins to the temperance movement. Today, these laws harm consumers and serve no purpose beyond enriching special interests. Fortunately, the tide appears to be turning in the fight for wine consumers’ rights. When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, states were given the authority to regulate the “transportation or importation” of liquor within their borders. At the insistence of a motley crew of interest groups, states proceeded to impose all sorts of rules. A top priority was weakening producers. Before Prohibition, many bars were owned by brewers or distillers. Temperance advocates blamed these bars for many ills associated with drunkenness, and believed that keeping producers away from direct sales would help keep people sober. Law enforcement, too, pushed to weaken producers, as during prohibition, organized crime controlled much of America’s liquor supply. Lawmakers answered these calls in one of two ways. They either assumed complete control over the sale and/or distribution of alcohol, or they created a wholesale tier — essentially, an artificial middleman — to sit between producers and retailers. Studies indicate that state wine monopolies — especially at the retail level — result in fewer choices and higher prices. Such

monopolies should disappear soon. In November, Washington citizens voted to privatize liquor sales. And in Pennsylvania, calls to privatize the state monopoly are getting louder. Requiring alcohol to pass through wholesalers also results in fewer choices and higher prices. The wholesaling industry, naturally, profits from this system. So to protect its profits, it’s friendly to politicians — from 2006 to 2010, wholesalers spent more than $82 million on state and federal campaign contributions and lobbying. This makes sense. Without a regulatory structure that literally forces producers to utilize wholesalers, many producers would cut out the middleman. Fortunately, consumer support for this system has been waning since the 1990s, when Americans started developing a taste for boutique wines and could find them online. In January, New Jersey became one of the last states to legalize direct-to-consumer wine sales. Most states continue to prohibit shipments from out-of-state retailers, but this could soon change. In late 2010, the Specialty Wine Retailers Association asked the Supreme Court to chime in on a Texas law blocking out-of-state retailers from shipping into the state. The Court refused to hear the case — thus cementing the Texas prohibition — but the SWRA’s effort generated enormous interest and support. Efforts to legalize supermarket wine sales also are gaining steam. These laws are kept in place thanks to lobbying from existing wine retailers, who like being shielded from competition. In New York, Tennessee, Colorado, and elsewhere, consumers are banding together to fight for the right to pick up wine with dinner. Bans on Sunday sales are yet another relic of the temperance movement — they were promoted to keep the Sabbath holy and protect church-going business owners from competition. But they don’t make sense. Consumers should be able to purchase wine and beer every day of the week. The United States is the world’s largest wine-consuming nation. But many of our liquor laws are antiquated, and only supported by the special interests that profit from their continuation. Wine consumers deserve a free market in wine.

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With a high percentage of college football top 25-ranked schools from recent years also found in U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 25 Public Universities,” there’s hope for The University of Tennessee. That was the basic message from Don Bruce, “Liaison between athletics and academics at UT” as Faculty Athletic Representative, pointing out that his university rose from 50th in 2011 to 46th in U.S. News’ most recent rankings. Bruce’s evaluations and data came as featured speaker during The Rotary Club of Farragut’s weekly meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Fox Den Country Club. Bruce referred to “UT’s Top 25 Initiative,” the goal of which is to eventually crack U.S. News’ “Top 25” list while maintaining top athletic programs. Academic standards “are the same for all sports, as they are for all non-student-athletes,” Bruce said. Academic Progress Rate, as mandated by National Collegiate Athletic Association, “Is based on two things: retention and eligibility, those two things go hand-in-hand with our push to the top 25. They’re the same goals. We have to do better,” Bruce said. “We’re making good progress in some of these areas, not quite as good in others,” he added. “But we have a lot of folks paying a lot of attention to these things

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Don Bruce, Faculty Athletic Representative at The University of Tennessee, center, speaks with Bruce Williamson, president of The Rotary Club of Farragut, left, and Bill Nichols, new generations committee co-director.

and doing everything they can do within the university to move up in that realm.” Bruce did not lay out any specific plans to improve academic success among UT’s football and men’s basketball programs. “I think we’ve had some challenges in those areas, but I think we’re improving. Not only in terms of relative to our own history, but relative to our own competition as well,” Bruce said. However, “We’re not where we need to be” in football and men’s basketball comparing graduation rates and grade point average versus most other Southeastern Conference universities, he added, pointing out three SEC universities in U.S. News top 25

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Bearden High School Dance Team recently traveled to Orlando, Fla., to compete in National Dance Team Competition. BHSDT competed against 47 teams in their Pom division and finished fifth in the nation, and in the Jazz division, competed against 50 teams and finished seventh. Bearden’s Dance Team is led by coach Hannah Keathley. In front row: Taylor Kidd, Teresa Ackerman, Maddie Luepke, Rachael Buckley and coach Hannah Keathley. Second row: Marissa Tarrantino, Lindsay Tom, Ashley Williams, Faith Goddard, McKensie Wehinger, Olivia Riley, Caroline Ward, Hannah Wunschel, Elena Alles. Back row: Audri Brakebill, Laurel Sweeney, Marrielle Luepke, Madison Deatherage, Tahnee Gallaher, Allison Balsley, Natalie Werner, Paige Walter.

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Carrying on his late aunt’s creation, the nationally famous children’s books “Amelia Bedelia,” with similar style yet giving the character a newfound childhood, Herman Parish shared his family story in Farragut recently. Dropping by Concord Christian School Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 13, Parish informed and entertained roughly 250 kindergarten-through-third-grade students for about one hour in CCS’s 4 Kids Theater. Reflecting on Amelia Bedelia, “Now she’s been around for fifty years,” said Parish, whose aunt, Peggy Parish, published her first of 12 Amelia Bedelia books “when I was in the fourth grade, way back in 1963.” Following Peggy’s death in 1988, Herman said he eventually took up the Amelia Bedelia torch and resumed the series in 1993, with his first book published in 1995. Amelia, an inept housekeeper for the Rogers family, “takes everything literally,” Herman said — looking for a dining fork when told, for example, to turn right at the fork in the road when driving — setting in motion the book’s series of lighthearted accidents and adventures. On the brink of being fired, as told in Peggy’s first Amelia book, “that’s a very important pie, because that’s the only thing that saves her job,” Herman tells the children, as the sketch of Amelia

with her pie is shown on two theater video screens. Asking the children what type pie Amelia baked, one boy stood up and correctly answered, “lemon meringue pie.” Using those video screens, Herman illustrated various Amelia stories with character drawings/illustrations from the book, keeping the children alert with constant laughter. Having started a series in 2009 capturing Amelia’s childhood “milestone events,” currently totaling 11 books — “Young Amelia Bedelia” — Herman currently has published 27 Amelia books overall. His next “should be out in the fall,” Herman said. Herman’s latest work, part of the classic series, in which Amelia becomes a waitress, “was published on the 29th of January,” he said. Helping entertain the children was the sudden appearance — roughly midway through the presentation — of a real life Amelia Bedelia from the theater’s rear. Michele Donnelly, CCS librarian, played Amelia to the children’s delight, “dusting” various children and a few CCS teachers while making her way toward Herman in front. Saying he’s constantly on the search for story ideas, “I carry a little notebook with me everywhere I go,” Herman said, adding, “I just used an idea in a

start at 5:30 p.m. Moving the event from Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s Clayton Performing Arts Center to Farragut “is to increase attendance, keep it local,” Wilkerson said. Creating incentive to “increase the teams” is why teams’ entry fee is reduced to $200 per team (formerly $300 per), Wilkerson said. “If you get more teams, it’ll help to

have a bigger audience.” Sisco said their goal was to get 12 to 15 teams for this year’s Bee. Last year’s event drew nine teams. Also planned, though not finalized, is a live auction plus a silent auction, both of which annually include “real nice prizes,” Wilkerson said. “We’re trying to focus on getting more silent auction items,” Wilkerson added. To sign up as a team or donate, mail registration form for a team and make check payable to Rotary Club of Farragut and mail to

Rotary Club of Farragut, ATTN: Spelling Bee, P.O. Box 22158, Knoxville, TN, 37933. Team entry deadline is Feb. 28. To obtain forms, or for more information, call Wilkerson at 865-603-8332 or Proceeds benefit Adult Education GED program at PSTCC, Knox County Imagination Library and Ball Camp Elementary School. McAlister’s Deli is official Rotary Bee caterer.

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Ashlyn Hodges. Farragut Middle School eighth-grader, joins Lana Needham, her FMS advanced art teacher, with all four winning works of art during 2013 FMS Art Show reception in Town Hall Tuesday, Feb. 12. Ashlyn’s own third-place batik work, lower left, is alongside Best in Show awardee, seventh-grader Keerthi Kumar’s drawing, second from right; eighth-grader Juwaan Jefferson’s first-place abstract marker portrait, far right, and seventh grader Shayne Miller’s second-place portrait drawing, top left.

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Creating an “Avatar” head totally out of plaster, Ashlyn Hodges’ sculpture was one of just six such works of art among roughly 150 — several mediums, including shaving cream, included — during 2013 Farragut Middle School Art Show reception Tuesday evening, Feb. 12. However, it was Ashlyn’s batik canvas landscaping work, a waxand-dye combo — considered an advanced art medium — that earned her a third-place ribbon ($50 certificate to Jerry’s Artarama), as four top works were recognized during this week-long exhibit of a Farragut school in Town Hall’s rotunda. Sponsored by Farragut Arts Council, FMS Art Show works were available for viewing in rotunda during Town Hall business hours Feb. 8-13. “I just like doing landscapes, and I thought that was a cool

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design to do,” said Ashlyn, an FMS eighth-grader in Lana Needham’s advanced art class who, supported by several family members, was the only winner able to attend the reception. Another Needham student, eighth-grader Juwaan Jefferson, captured first-place honors ($100 certificate) with “Abstract Person,” a portrait created in marker. With FMS Eighth-Grade Orchestra playing above the rotunda, all four FMS winners were announced during the reception. That also included Best In Show winner Keerthi Kumar ($150 certificate), a seventh-grader, whose color pencil drawing was entitled “Birthday Park,” and second-place winner Shayne Miller ($75 certificate), also a seventh-grader, whose color pencil drawing was named “Portrait of a French Nerd.” Both are students of FMS art teacher Gwendolyn Johnson. Keerthi “spends a lot of time

on her work, and she’s willing to take criticism about what she needs to do to make it better,” Johnson said. “And that counts a lot when they’re willing to fix their problems and spend time on it.” Needham said about Juwaan’s abstract portrait, “I like them to do a little abstract, so they can get out of their comfort zone and built their art skills. “Juwaan’s improving every single day; I think he’ll do well in high school,” Needham added. About Shane’s success, “He’ll go back and do what you tell him to do to make his picture better,” Johnson said. “Spending time on it, correcting what he needs to do.” Needham said Ashlyn’s batik “is not common” on the middle school level, “but they do it at the university levels and the high school levels, so I bring my kids up to that level. I want them to See ARTISTS on Page 11A

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story I heard eight years ago. “I just keep listening, I mean there’s all kinds of stuff you hear all the time,” he added. Saying his average book takes “about three weeks to a month to write,” Herman added,

because if there’s 150 pieces of art here, and her batik got it, she got it for design as well as her actual techniques of putting down the dye and the wax. Her design was really nice.” Judge was Barbara Gray of Farragut Arts Council.

“Sometimes I write it in, like, an hour.” Herman also gave tribute to his aunt’s life, using photographs of Peggy as a baby through her senior years, while marching down memory lane. The author spent about 20 minutes at the end answering children’s questions.

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Cub Scout Pack 12, affiliated with Farragut Church of Christ, raised $500 at its pancake breakfast fundraiser, Chili’s Mabry Hood Road location, Saturday morning, Feb. 16. An estimated 150 combined Scouts, Scout leaders, parents and Scout siblings enjoyed a hot breakfast, with prompt kitchen service from 14 Pack 12 Webelos.

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By the Numbers

• Farragut will host a community information system on 2012 International Energy Conservation Code at Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12.

Farragut Demographics • 2011 population estimate: 20,904 • 2010 housing units: 7,982 • Median household income 2007-2011: $96,220 • Retail sales per capita in 2007: $14,022 • Percentage of population with at least a bachelor’s degree: 58.5 • Median age: 45.3 • Percentage of persons below poverty level 2007-2011: 3.2

• Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss will cut the ribbon for its new facility at Turkey Creek Medical Center at 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 11, on the fourth floor of the hospital. • Farragut is installing energy efficient LED lighting, including 45 poles, in the three parking lots at Mayor Bob Leonard Park via contractor Edison Electric Company, for a cost of $219,475.

business briefs • East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will have its monthly membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, at Double Tree Hotel in Oak Ridge. Speaker is Mark Uhran, U.S. ITER Communications Manager, on the topic “Progress on the International ITER Project.” Lunch for members is $15 and $20 for non-members. RSVP to Vicki Dyer by 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, at 865-4839332. Charges for late reservations or walk-ins are $22.50 for members and $24 for non-members. • Coulter & Justus announces recent promotions. Eileen McQuain, CPA, has been promoted to senior in the tax department. Jeremy Shaffer, CPA, has been promoted to senior in the audit department. Nancy White, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the audit department. Josh Vehec, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the audit department. • Paul C. Ragone, of Ragone Wealth Management, a Woodbury Financial Services investment advisor representative, has been awarded Eagle’s Circle status, part of Woodbury’s reward and recognition program recognizing representatives who “push their performance above the expected.” Ragone is a Farragut resident. • Ranee Taylor Guard, PhD, has been named director of Summit Medical Group’s Integrated Health Services divis i o n . P r e v i o u s l y, Guard was chief operations and development officer for KDL Pathology in Knoxville. • Pellissippi Guard S t a t e Community College’s non-credit division is offering Clinical Medical Assistant program, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, March 9 through June 22. Class includes 134 hours of classroom instruction and 160 hours of medical office externship. Students who successfully finish the course are prepared to sit for national certification exams such as the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam offered through National Healthcareer Association or National Center for Competency Testing. Pellissippi is providing the program in collaboration with Boston Reed, a private educational institution based in California. Class fee is $2,995. Financial assistance, including payment plans, credit-based loans and scholarships, is available through Boston Reed: For information or registration, visit or call 865-539-7167. • Fort Loudoun Medical Center welcomes Brian Hughes, MD, PhD, as its new medical director. Hughes comes to his new position from Newport Medical Center. , where he has served as a hospitalist and program director since 2011.

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Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill, right, accepts a plaque commemorating Farragut’s receipt of the Beacon Center’s Most Business-Friendly City award from Justin Owen, Beacon Center president, during a ceremony Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at Town Hall. Farragut also won the award in 2006.

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Tennessee Demographics • 2011 population estimate: 6,339,787 • 2010 housing units: 2,812,133 • Median household income 2007-2011: $43,989 • Retail sales per capita in 2007: $12,563 • Percentage of population with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.0 • Median age: 38.0 • Percentage of persons below poverty level 2007-2011: 16.9

Oak Ridge models changes to boost economic development after Farragut initiatives


It’s no secret that many of Farragut’s residents are employees or retirees of the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT-Batelle facilities in Oak Ridge. It’s no secret their money — the DOE reportedly pays $727 million to Oak Ridge employees who live outside of Anderson and Roane counties — helps fund Farragut’s roughly $7.5 million budget, and that it contributes to Farragut’s status as a city with highest disposable income in the state. But is it a contributor to a 2012 The Beacon Center of Tennessee report ranking cities in business friendliness, in which Farragut ranked third of 50? The Beacon report ranks Tennessee cities in economic vitality, community allure and business tax burden. Farragut has held the number one spot two of the last seven years, the only city to hold the top spot twice. Farragut’s economic development growth is notable: according to Town administrator David Smoak, the Town has seen an estimated 37 percent growth in retail activity during the recession, outpacing the national rate of 12 percent.

And Oak Ridgers are taking notice. “Farragut is eating our lunch in every possible way,” said Oak Ridge City Councilwoman Trina Baughn in a column that ran on her website, The column supports initiatives taken by Oak Ridge city manager Mark Watson to make major changes to the city’s economic development program: to distribute economic development costs directly from the city’s general fund, to make funding for economic development activities contract-based and measurable, and to outsource community events and festivals to community groups through sponsorships. “From a retail standpoint, we have been woefully slow. We’ve taken a number of initiatives to see how we spend money,” Watson said, adding the new economic development initiatives likely would be implemented during the city’s upcoming budget cycle. All of these changes to the way Oak Ridge does business are notably similar to how Farragut operates. “I think the town of Farragut, like any other city, is always looking for peer communities that may be good at certain areas to sort of emulate them. You don’t have to start from scratch,” Smoak said. “We’re glad to help any way we can. It’s

Oak Ridge Demographics • 2011 population estimate: 29,351 • 2010 housing units: 14,494 • Median household income 2007-2011: $53,419 • Retail sales per capita in 2007: $17,452 • Percentage of population with at least a bachelor’s degree: 38.3 • Median age: 43.5 • Percentage of persons below poverty level 2007-2011: 16.3

— Data from 2010 U.S. Census,

always good to work together on these kinds of things, and we’re in the same region,” he added. Farragut contracts with Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce and Farragut Business Alliance, partially funding both entities in exchange for concrete returns on investment. The two entities run many any of Farragut’s best-known community events, including Taste of Farragut, Art in the Park, Red White & Blues and the Farragut Fall 5K. Oak Ridge also would start an internal, staff economic development team. Farragut has an economic development committee consisting of community volunteers. Is Farragut cheaper? “Economically, Oak Ridge is suffering,” Baughn said in a phone interview, and much of that she attributed to Oak Ridge employees choosing to live — and spend their money — elsewhere. And they’re doing that because Farragut is less expensive. Or so she says. “With no debt, property taxes or expense to lure in businesses, Farragut is winning the See COMPETITION on Page 2B

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Relax the Back closed Sunday, Feb. 24.


Relax the Back, 11483 Kingston Pike, has closed its doors. “It is with much regret that we announce the closing of Relax The Back in Turkey Creek,” a message on Relax the Back’s Facebook page read. The store closed Sunday, Feb. 24, after a month of being open only on weekends. “When we opened in May 2009 we had big dreams of providing quality products and service to

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economic development game by spending less,” Baughn, who was elected in November 2012, wrote in her column. UT-Batelle employee and former Farragut alderman Tom Rosseel disagreed. “They face a totally separate set of issues,” he said of Oak Ridge and Farragut. Farragut has long been perceived as a bedroom community to both Knoxville and Oak Ridge, and Farragut is a limited service Town in comparison to Oak Ridge. Farragut does not operate a school system, fire or police protection program, or waste or recycling collection services. Farragut’s budget is largely comprised of Sales Tax receipts, used to construct parks, greenways and sidewalks and to maintain and improve roads. The Town does not pay its elected or appointed officials and uses citizen volunteer committees to run economic development initiatives, beautification, school outreach and parks and athletics efforts, and even the Farragut Folklife Museum gift shop. Oak Ridge pays to operate a school system, fire and police protection, waste collection and recycling, all in addition to parks and rec and road maintenance. “It’s an apples to oranges comparison,” Rosseel said. According to Rosseel, Farragut often is seen as a preferable place to live because of its easy access

to Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport, The University of Tennessee and downtown — in other words, because it is part of a larger metropolitan area. “Not because Oak Ridge is deficient,” Rosseel said. “It’s about easy access.” But Baughn disagreed. “It is apples to apples. We’ve priced ourselves out of consideration sight unseen for a lot of people,” she said, citing Oak Ridge’s $2.39 property tax and $200 million debt. Farragut has no debt, no property tax and only a small, onetime business tax — a $15 fee for a business license, enacted in 2012. Is Farragut winning? “Our direct competition is right in our back yard and, unlike Oak Ridge, they aren’t focused on playing nice with others for the sake of ‘regionalism,’” Baughn wrote in her column. And that is somewhat true. For better or worse, Farragut is rarely perceived as a player in regional economic development initiatives, whether by its own choice or by a dismissal from others. Farragut, for instance, is the only municipality in five counties not an active part of Innovation Valley, a regional marketing initiative managed by the Knoxville Chamber, although that’s not nec-

essarily for lack of trying. Alderman Ron Honken and Smoak have both expressed desire to join Innovation Valley, and Farragut’s elected officials recently have sought better relationships with regional partners/competitors in economi c devel-

opment, including other municipalities such as Knoxville or Knox County. Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill has implemented regular meetings between the three mayors in Knox County to try to improve communication between the entities. Farragut also is a participant in PlanET, a regional partnership of municipalities in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Loudon and Union counties designed to build a longterm plan for future investment and development in the area. And those are not the only changes to economic development initiatives Farragut’s made recently. Almost every program Oak Ridge wants to mimic — including the creation of the Business Alliance and Economic Development Committee, community events managed by outside groups and contractual obligations in exchange for funding — are recent inventions, meant to reverse Farragut’s businessunfriendly perception.

But Smoak points out that Farragut isn’t a typical regional player. “We do economic development differently than a lot of cities do,” Smoak said. “Oak Ridge is obviously in an area where they have a large daytime workforce population, whereas we don’t necessarily have that. We rely on Sales Tax dollars, and that’s our area of focus: retail growth. “We are a little different when it comes to that, and I think we realize that. The efforts of our [Economic Development Committee] and our Board are really focused on trying to improve our retail strengths,” he added. Still, Smoak said regional involvement is important. While Farragut’s 16-squaremile borders might not have room for a large, daytime employer, a large employer locating in the area might have employees who look for a place to live and shop. “We are trying to think outside

of just our borders. “We are not necessarily going to be a huge workforce development area, but if Alcoa or Maryville or Oak Ridge or West Knox County gets a major employer ... we know that’s going to impact us because those people will live somewhere, will need services, will need convenient living. And I think we have all that in Farragut, and great education,” Smoak said. “Today’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen is committed to working with other entities — the City of Knoxville and Knox County and other cities around us — to learn from and work with them, be it in the area of economic development or anything else,” he added. Baughn’s column, “Changing the Game of Economic Development in Oak Ridge,” is at See also “Oak Ridge City Manager: Economic development needs to change” at For more information, visit w w w. t o w n o f f a r r a g u t . o r g ,,,

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playbook • Kyle Waldrop (FHS 2004), Major League Baseball pitcher formerly with the Minnesota Twins, joins former Admirals teammate Michael McKenry (FHS 2003), Pittsburgh Pirates catcher, as a member of the Pirates’ spring training pitching staff. • Knoxville Christian School Knights Middle School baseball team played its first three games in program history in mid-February — winning all three, starting with a 4-1 victory against Halls Middle Saturday, Feb. 16, before following up with wins against Powell, 9-1, and Maryville, 13-0. • Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School League recently recognized its top players for 2012-13 season that included Farragut honorees: Lucas Despins, MVP and Top Playmaker; Gage Despins, Top Forward; Dakota Christian, Top Goalie, and Lucas Despins and Clint Burkhalter of Bearden/Karns, Skip Williams’ Award (team commitment). • Nicky Frizen, Bearden senior quarterback, signed with University of the Cumberlands (Kentucky) during a ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 20. • Ten Knoxville Catholic student/athletes signed National Letter of Intent papers Wednesday, Feb. 6: Aaron Aucker: baseball, Middle Tennessee State; Kathryn Culhane, soccer, Tennessee; Martha Dinwiddie, soccer, Sewanee; Kristen Halstead, lacrosse, University of Findlay; Emily Holloway, tennis, Denison University; Suddy Hutchins, soccer, East Tennessee State, Erika Miller: soccer, Arkansas; Mark Mishu, soccer, Notre Dame; Ashley Welborn, cross country/track, LSU, and Riley McMillan: equestrian, Maryville College.

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The high school baseball season is around the corner and three area schools have high hopes for the 2013 season. Farragut, which had its streak of four consecutive Class AAA State Championships snapped last year, is looking to recapture the crown. Hardin Valley Academy is hoping to nab its first Region 2-AAA tournament win. In addition, the Hawks will attempt to win a third straight District 3-AAA Tournament Title. Bearden, which reached the Class AAA state finals last year, is hoping to make a return trip to Murfreesboro under the lead-

ership of new head coach John Rice. The Admirals will open the season at Lenoir City March 11, entering 2013 with hopes of erasing some bitter memories from a 2012 campaign that ended with a loss to eventual state champion Arlington. “When I left the field [in Murfreesboro last season] I was just upset,” Farragut senior pitcher and outfielder Cameron “Jammer” Strickland said. “We have a big senior class and we just want to finish strong. “We’re just going to go out there and try to play well and win every game.” Admirals’ senior infielder Nick Senzel has similar expectations for the upcoming season.

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“We’ve heard about [last year],” he said. “We just have to put the past behind us. “We want to get back [to the state tournament]. We have a big group of seniors and we want to show the younger guys what it takes and we want to do what we need to do to win another state championship.” Farragut boasts a senior-laden class and also has its share of experienced youngsters. “The expectations are the same as always,” Admirals head coach Matt Buckner said. “I want to see us get better throughout the year and be able to compete at the end of the year. “We should be able to play pretty good defense. We’re pretty experienced. We have seven or eight guys that have played sig-

nificant varsity baseball. We have three or four pitchers that have pitched a lot of innings of varsity baseball. We have a chance to be really good defensively.” The Admirals return a bevy of players from last year’s squad that finished 37-9 and won both the District 4-AAA regular-season and tournament titles. Top returners include: Strickland, who will be Farragut’s closer in addition to starting in center field; Senzel (one of Knox County’s top middle infielders); Shane Mosiello (a sophomore left-handed pitcher, who was injured in 2012); Kyle Serrano (senior, pitcher); Sam Savell (senior, pitcher); Chris Hutson (senior, pitcher); Chase Chambers (junior, first baseSee BASEBALL on page 4B


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man/pitcher); Nico Mascia (sophomore, catcher); Alex Schuettler (senior, infielder/outfielder); Landon Foody (junior, catcher/infielder); David Logan (senior catcher and first baseman/third baseman); Jake Applegate (junior, outfielder); Roy Mutta (junior, pitcher/outfielder); Eric Lessig (sophomore, pitcher); Patrick Raby (sophomore, pitcher and first baseman/third baseman); Brett Hagenow (senior, catcher); Anthony El Chibani (senior, outfielder) and Carson Strickland (sophomore, pitcher/infielder). That solid veteran group will be joined by a talented cast of newcomers including: Chase Fullington (sophomore, infielder); Duncan Pence (freshman, infielder); Cole Morgan (freshman, catcher); Tanner Thomas (freshman, outfielder); Austin Stapleton (junior, pitcher); Sam Schulze (junior, infielder) and Reed Schneider (junior, infielder). Meanwhile at Hardin Valley, Kirk Renegar opens his fifth season as Hawks head coach. HVA, which will depart for District 4AAA in 2014, would like nothing more than to win a third consecutive district championship and leave on top. The Hawks, who went 23-13 last season, certainly have the potential to be in the mix along with Powell, Halls, Oak Ridge and Karns. “I’m excited about our team,” Renegar said. “We have the potential to be a really good team. “These kids have all worked hard. The ability for our team is there and we’ll get better as we go. We go about it the right way. We have the right mindset every day.” Top returners include: Tommy Weiler (a senior pitcher who looks to close out a stellar high school career. This left-hander has started, pitched in middle relief and saved some crucial victories for Hardin Valley): Will Neely (a sophomore pitcher who won the district championship game last year and has already committed to The University of Tennessee and will see time in left field this season); Sully Smoak (junior, catcher); Anthony Gambuzza (junior, center fielder); Ian Pung (sophomore, third baseman); Seth Hunt (sophomore, shortstop); Vinny Gambuzza (sophomore, second baseman); Zach Sears (sophomore, first baseman); Drew Cornwell (senior, designated hitter); Garret Butler (senior, pitcher) and Cole Brill (senior, pitcher). The Hawks lost significant firepower last season and

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Renegar said he’s looking for some key newcomers to fill that void, including Dylan Harris (a freshman) and Trey Branaum (a junior), who both will play in the outfield this season. Sophomore Matt Turner (an outfielder) and freshman utility player Tyler Thompson will join the team this season. Thompson can pitch and play in the outfield. He can also play second, third and short. Anthony Gambuzza said he’s ready for the upcoming season. “We want to get over that hump in the regionals,” he said. “We’ve kind of known that we’ve had a target on our back for a while. “We lost a lot of power but we’re still going to hit the ball hard and we have a real strong belief in this team.” Weiler said he hopes the team’s successful trend continues as the newcomers find their respective places. “We’ve got a lot of freshmen and sophomores who are going to step up,” he said. “We have a really good pitching staff and we have some potential.” It was Bearden that ended Hardin Valley’s season last year. From there, the Bulldogs (35-14 in 2012) beat Farragut to win the

Region 2-AAA title. Bearden reached the state championship game and lost to Arlington. Bearden has a new head coach this season, as Rice comes to West Knoxville after spending the last eight seasons as Karns. Former head coach Jack Tate is an assistant on Rice’s staff. Rice and his team both know that things won’t be easy, as the Bulldogs look to replace some elite pitchers that graduated last spring. “Getting to the state tournament is always your goal,” senior catcher Jordan Wall said. “I’m very confident in our seniors and I’m ready to make a run. “We lost some great pitchers but I have confidence in the new guys. Coach Rice has done a good job with our pitchers.” Wall provided some clutch offense in the Bulldogs’ postseason run last year. Other key returners include: Chris Pritchett (senior, first baseman); Zack Messing (senior, shortstop); Tyler Mazrimas (senior, second baseman); Avery Quillen (junior, third baseman/designated hitter); Lane Thomas (junior, center fielder/pitcher); Connor Cameron (a sophomore outfield-

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Twenty-one may be a lucky number for Farragut High School girls basketball, but it’s a number that’s gotten shaved quickly of late. In big games. For the second straight huge game, the Lady Ads saw their 21point second-half lead cut dangerously close. In Farragut’s win-or-end-season Region 2-AAA quarterfinal showdown against No. 4 3-AAA tourney seed Hardin Valley Academy, the Lady Hawks (2011) rallied mainly by applying extra defensive pressure. An 18-2 run closed a 33-12 deficit to 35-30 after a Kristin Lane free throw with 4:29 to play. But Farragut, District 4-AAA tourney and league champ who also blew a big lead in the tourney title game versus Bearden before holding on late, once again held on. The Lady Ads won 41-30 in FHS’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium Friday, Feb. 22. The Madison wings, Madison Maples and Madison Blevins, each scored 12 to lead Farragut

(27-3 record after the win). “We wanted to come out strong for this game. It was big. We just held them on defense,” Maples said. “When we couldn’t score on offense, Lady Admirals 41 on our press we Lady Hawks 30 would just steal it away from them.” Smothering defense — especially on the perimeter and including FHS senior point guard Whitney Smith among others — forced numerous full-court press and half-court Lady Hawks turnovers in the first half. Outscoring Hardin Valley 13-2 in the second quarter, the Lady Admirals led 27-12 at halftime. Rebecca Jameson, Farragut junior post, said, “We came out really aggressive, especially in our press, and that was effective. We knew going into this game that defense was going to win it.” About HVA’s rally, Maples said, “I just think on offense we couldn’t make a shot.” Kayla Carey, Lady Hawks senior post, and Brooklyn Battle, sophomore wing, each led the visitors in points with eight.

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Anna Woodford of Farragut drives baseline, then makes a pass while guarded by Hardin Valley Academy’s Brie Carter.

Hannah Cornelius, HVA senior forward, said about her team’s rally, “We just put more pressure on them on defense. And we just didn’t give up at halftime. We knew we could still come back.” About falling behind by a wide margin, “We just couldn’t handle

the press at first,” Cornelius said. “We weren’t taking our time on our passes, and we couldn’t handle the press at first. Once we settled down a little bit, we handled it better.” (Region semifinal and final rounds after deadline).

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Bearden High School’s basketball teams both came away with Region 2-AAA Tournament victories last week. The Bearden boys routed Halls 71-54 Saturday night at BHS. The Lady Bulldogs prevailed 53-36 over Oak Ridge Friday night at home on Friday. In Saturday’s boys regional quarterfinal, the Bulldogs (26-4) got defensive against the Red Devils. “We played hard but it wasn’t pretty,” Bearden head coach Mark Blevins said. “Of course, our games haven’t been pretty. You just never know what we’re going to do. “But we played hard and we played well defensively. We had to make adjustments every time they made a substitution. Our defense won the game for us, our

offense didn’t.” The coach was obviously disappointed with his squad’s offensive execution, but the Bulldogs did manuBulldogs 71 facture Red Devils 54 enough offense to come away with a key win in an elimination game. Brady Smith scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Sam Greene added 16 points and grabbed 10 boards. Adarius Wilson finished with 14 points for Bearden, which also hit 21 of its 25 free throws. “That’s one thing we did do,” Blevins said. “We hit our free throws. Red Devils senior guard Stetson Moore, son of Halls coach Randy Moore, scored 21 points in a game that was a bitter-sweet victory for Blevins. “I’m just sorry that it was us

that had to put an end to that father-son combo,” Blevins said. “This time of year, it’s hard for anybody to lose. But it’s especially hard in a situation like that and unless you have had a son play for you, then you don’t know how that feels.” On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs improved to 22-8 despite a sluggish start. Bearden trailed 10-7 after the opening quarter but didn’t stay behind for long. Junior guard Erin Walsh was quiet in the opening frame. She, however, Lady Bulldogs 53 a n n o u n Lady Wildcats 36 ced her presence in the second stanza, scoring half of her game-high 22 points in the quarter. Walsh’s offensive explosion keyed a 15-3 run for the Lady Bulldogs, which made the score 22-13 at halftime.

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POWELL — For the second consecutive year the Farragut High School boys basketball team saw its season come to an end in the Panthers 60 Region 2A A A Admirals 44 quarterfinals at Jeff Hunter Gymnasium. “Powell is a good team,” Admirals coach Chris Cool said after watching his team drop a 60-44 decision to the Panthers Saturday night before a packed and boisterous house. “They were 23-3 and 15-1 in their district and that’s great. “We played Powell in the second game of the season and I watched that film [Friday] and I was laughing because we’ve gotten so much better. We were terrible in that game and we only lost by seven.” DeMarcus Martin, Admirals senior, scored a game-high 26 points in his final high school game. Farragut (16-16) lost last year’s regional quarterfinal when Powell’s Dallas Fields hit a buzzer beater from beyond halfcourt. The Panthers (24-3), however, wouldn’t need any late-game heroics this time. Powell started fast and opened a 13-8 lead by the end of the opening frame. and extended its advantage to 27-15 by halftime.

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Knoxville, Tenn., January 22, 2013 — Realtor Jerry D. Lewis has joined the sales team of WEICHERT, REALTORS® Advantage Plus. A resident of the area for 28 years, he lives in the Knoxville/Maryville vicinity. He is a member of the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® (KAAR), Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (TAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Having earned a doctorate, Lewis is a former pastor and a licensed attorney. Currently associate minister at Lomax Temple AME Zion Church, he has served as director of lay activities for the Tennessee Conference of the church, director of the Board of Evangelism for the Knoxville/Maryville District of the conference, and a member of the budget and finance committee for the district. Lewis earned his law degree from Seattle University and his bachelor’s degree from St. Leo College in Florida. He is also a registered pharmacy technician with the State of Tennessee. Now retired, Lewis was in management at the Tennessee Valley Authority. Lewis can be reached at WEICHERT, REALTORS® 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.”

THE BREAKERS IN RIVER SOUND 2010 BREAKERS POINT - Beautiful LR & DR combo, Master on Main. Each BR w/BA, large KIT w/eat in area. New: siding, paint, roof, gutters, all installed Kitchen appliances and cabinets; Washer/Dryer & refrig in garage convey. Great loft/office area super open plan. MLS 827041 $399,900

10304 WELLINGTON CHASE LN Gorgeous cabinetry, granite & tile, all handfinished oak hdwd on main, double sided frpl between LR & DR. MLS 789630 $359,700

Emma Bea Stallings CRS, GRI, ABR Knoxville Area Association of Realtors Award of Excellence, 1993-2008 Who’s Who in Executive & Professionals

Ron Parkinson, ABR , e-PRO , GRI 10255 Kingston Pike Cell: 300-1731 Knoxville, TN. 37922 Direct: 539-3331 693-3232 ®



1641 SILVER OAKS THE OAKS LANE - Beautiful home w/hdwd in LR, DR, foyer & 2-sty FR w/fireplace! Tile in kitchen, baths & laundry. Kitchen offers gorgeous 42" cabinetry & solid surface countertops. Lovely arched doorways throughout main. Cathedral ceilings in master suite w/sitting room - master bath w/dual vanity, jetted tub, sep. shower, & large walk-in closet. Bdrms 2 & 3 each have private access to bath. Absolutely adorable and move-in ready! Plenty of closets, tons of natural light and large flat yard for entertaining. Sellers offering First American Home Warranty $385. Neighborhood pool membership is available. MLS 831642 $269,900


509 RAEBURN LANE SHEFFIELD This is the one!! Beautifully-appointed 4 BR, 3 BA home w/hardwood & tile floors, exquisite main level Master suite w/wood beam vaulted ceilings, master bath w/separate shower, jetted tub, dual vanity, granite/marble tops & large walk-in custom closet. Add'l bdrm/office on main w/full bath. GOURMET kitchen w/gorgeous cabinetry & large hood over 6-burner gas cooktop-all stainless appliances! Large vaulted FR w/fireplace overlooking newly fenced back yard & new extensive deck for entertaining. Marble/granite throughout. Bdrms 3 & 4 up w/bonus and walk-in storage. BEAUTIFUL! MLS 831434 $422,000

398 RIVERS EDGE, LOUDON 2.5 acre cul-de-sac lot w/breathtaking views of TN River & Smoky Mtns MLS 815938 $134,900 HAMPTON HALL


1073 GARRISON RIDGE BLVD 3 BR, 2 BA all brick rancher w/lg screened porch in fabulous location. MLS 811809 $269,900

1204 DREAMVIEW WALNUT GROVE LANE - Gorgeous 2sty, 4 BR, 5.5 BA bsmt with fantastic views from covered front porch, main level master w/hdwd floors, 2story FR, Gourmet Kitchen with huge island, solid surface countertops, stainless appliances, 2 pantries and gorgeous back splash! New large deck for entertaining. All bdrms & bonus rm are LARGE! Bsmt has 2 add'l rms could serve as add'l bdrms! Media room, billiard room make the basement perfect for large gatherings! Updates throughout - must see! MLS 831215 $364,900

Jamie SEAL

Jamie SEAL

Jamie SEAL

(865) 414-2254

(865) 414-2254

(865) 414-2254


CHURCHHILLL REDUCED! DOWNS - 1537 SECRETARIAT BLVD This 3 BR, 2 BA little doll house has hardy board siding, a flat fenced corner lot on cul de sac! Exterior paint and HVAC 4 years old. High ceilings with new light fixtures through out. Eat in kitchen with back deck, living room/dining combo & large Master with en suite bath and walk-in closets. Community Pool! Come see today. MLS 823299 $149,000


12311 BONNIEBRIDGE MONTGOMERY COVE LANE - Exquisite & unique!!! 5011 sq ft, Master & 2 add'l bdrms & office main lvl! Renovated kitchen w/ wine cooler, stainless appl. Screened porch w/wood-burning fplc, retract. awning & extensive stonework. Upper level finished 2011 w/game room, bonus w/7.1, computer station, stage, wired for karoke, bdrm, 2nd office, baths. Bsmt w/addl home theatre w/5.1, bdrm & flex space. Built-ins & decorative features throughout. Lots of "conditioned" storage. New/updated everything (i.e. exterior paint, roof, gutters, lighting, refin. hdwd floors, new carpeting, granite, etc.)-see ASSETS FOR LIST! Owner/Agent MLS 831980 $659,900


3511 FAIRVIEW RD LENOIR CITY CUTIE Looking for a new hardly lived in home?! Well this is it, spotless kitchen w/stainless appliances, 3 spacious bedrooms with tiled shower & garden tub in master bath. This dollhouse features hardwood floors, catherdral ceilings, wood burning fireplace, covered porch with breathtaking views, back patio, and brickfront. Low county taxes, and close to the lake for some summer fun! Just so clean, cute, and ready to move in. Come see this one today! MLS 832293 $149,900


Jamie SEAL


(423) 593-8713


(865) 414-2254 1933 WINTER WINDS GLENVIEW LN - GORGEOUS 4 BR, 3 BA home w'many upgrades. Open floorplan w'tons of light, new tiled kitchen, Family Rm w'cathedral ceiling and gas FP. Hdwood floors in LR, hallway & master bedrm. Master bath w'New tiled step n shower, whirlpool tub, tiled floor & double vanity. Hdwd steps to bsmt w'optional rm for 4th bedrm, full tiled bath, rec rm & huge laundry area. Garage has extra storage. Large deck & culdesac street for low traffic. Really nice house. Bring us your offer. MLS 832726 $199,000

760 OAK CHASE AVALON Gorgeous 3 BR, 3.5 BA basement ranch on 13th fairway, beautiful sunsets, and view of course. This home has an open f'plan w'9ft ceilings, hdwood floors in main living areas, side entry mudrm, b'tiful master overlooks course, amazing walk out bsmt that has some rooms finished full bath and large workshop. Gorgeous porch across entire back. Great price on this home in a beautiful country club community. Bring your offer. MLS 832610 449,000

(423) 593-8713

312 ST ANDREWS FOX DEN DRIVE -Great price for this quality spacious 5 BR, 4 BA all brick home in Fox Den! Gorgeous kitchen w/glazed cabinets, gas cooktop, granite tops and tons of storage cabinets. Rooms are all spacious. Fresh paint throughout. Basement has full living quarters w/very large workshop, storage areas, and garage door for mowers. Large golf course lot w'big back yard. Great house in golf community offering pool, club house, golf, tennis, fitness facilities, and more. MLS 826796 $569,900




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