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February 29, 2016
www.knoxfocus.com
PAGE A1
Paid for by the Elect Bud Armstong
Campaign, Keith Burroughs, Treaurer
February 29, 2016
Large turnout in early voting
By Mike Steely
[email protected]
Not since the ObamaMcCain election eight years
ago has there been such a
heavy turnout in Knox County
during early voting and
Tuesday’s Primary Election
Day could reach a total of
some 100,000 ballots being
cast.
Drawing the turnout is
the national primary for
president in both parties
and several disputed local
primary races for Law
Director, Property Assessor,
County Commission and the
School Board.
The final early voting total
released by the Knox County
Election Commission last
Wednesday showed 35,389
voters and Chris Davis,
Assistant Director, said that
some 2,000 absentee ballots
were sent out and about
1,000 of those could still
be returned. The number of
early voters increased almost
every day and ended Tuesday
with the largest number of
people voting in a single day,
10,369.
The heaviest voting, as
usual, took place in early
precincts of Downtown West
(9224) and Farragut (6394).
Davis said that Republican
voters should be aware
that the local races appear
at the bottom of the long
ballot, below the names for
candidates for president and
the selection of delegates.
LWV and South Knox Elementary
Host Community Schools Celebration
By Sally Absher
[email protected]
The League of Women
Voters celebrated Knox
C ount y’s C ommunit y
Schools Initiative On Thursday, February 25 with a
reception and program at
South Knoxville Elementary
School, one of Knox County’s newest Community
Schools. Guests included
Mayors Madeline Rogero
and Tim Burchett, City
Council Member George
Wallace, County Commissioner John Schoonmaker, Board of Education
member Amber Rountree,
and over a hundred teachers, parents, students, and
community members.
The Community Schools
Initiative is a strategy for
using public schools as a
hub for organizing commu- Dr. Bob Kronick is honored for his contribution to Knox County’s Community School Initiative.
nity resources to improve He is presented a gift by Community Schools student Riley on behalf of the League of Women
Continue on page 2 Voters as Jamey Dobbs, LWV, looks on.
Knox County Board
of Education
Conducting Interim
Superintendent Search
The Knox County Board of Education is now
accepting letters of interest from individuals
who may wish to be considered for appointment
as Interim Superintendent of the Knox County
Schools until a permanent replacement is hired.
Board of Education member Terry Hill (District
6) has been charged by the School Board with
reviewing possible Interim Superintendent
candidates and making a recommendation to
the full Board of Education.
At its February 17 called meeting, the Knox
County Board of Education voted to approve a
timeline for hiring an interim superintendent:
• March 7 – deadline to receive letters of
interest
• March 8 – review process begins
• April 4 – recommendation presented to
the Board of Education
• April 6 – Board of Education to vote on
interim superintendent recommendation
Interested individuals do not have to currently
be employed by the Knox County Schools (KCS)
in order to be considered for the interim post.
However, the School Board has developed a
list of desired characteristics of the Interim
Superintendent, which includes: a background
in education, significant familiarity with KCS
(including staff and budget), experience in
KCS or a system with similar demographics,
flexibility, willingness to work collaboratively
with School Board and other elected officials
and ability to communicate effectively with all
stakeholders. The full list can be seen on the
Knox County Schools website. Due to existing
School Board policy, no person serving the
Knox County Schools in the capacity of Interim
Superintendent will be eligible to apply for the
permanent superintendent position.
Letters of interest and resumes of
interested individuals should be submitted to
Terri Coatney, Board of Education Executive
Assistant, at [email protected], by
close of business on Monday, March 7, 2016.
The Big Read prompts talk on race
By Mike Steely
[email protected]
Sometimes a book or
movie can stir emotions
or open eyes and a discussion Tuesday at the Knox
County Public Defender’s
Community Law Office did
just that. A panel discussion about the book “A
Lesson Before Dying” by
Ernest J. Gaines saw various members of the community give their reactions,
opinions and comments to
a large audience of citizens
and elected officials.
Tuesday’s panel was part
of “The Big Read” program
of The National Endowment of the Arts. Sponsored locally by the Knox
County Public Library, the
program runs through
June 2016. Other sponsors included the Friends
of the Library and the Clarence Brown Theatre, which
is sponsoring a presentation based on the book
this Wednesday at 6 p.m.
at the Carousel Theatre, in
the Haslam Music Center
at the University of Tennessee.
The book deals with racial
issues and the legal system
in Louisiana in the 1940s
and the fictional story leads
to the execution of an innocent African-American. The
many issues in the book
were addressed by a panel
that included Nate Allen,
Deputy Police Chief; Daryl
Arnold, pastor of Overcoming Believers Church; Andre
Canty, Communications
Team of the Highlander
Center; Ralph Hutchinson
of the MLK Commutative
Commission; Reggie Jenkins, Director of the UUNIK
Academy; Kwabena Miller,
former gang member and
Outreach Minister; Alice
Photo by Mike Steely.
Jackie Clay of the City’s Save Our Sons initiative asked questions of panel members regarding “A Lesson Before Dying”
during a “Big Read” event at the Public Defender’s Office.
Reid, Director of the city
Community Relations; and
Mark Stephens, Public
Defender.
Copies of the book were
given to audience members for free as they arrived
at the Public Defender’s
office.
After a welcome from
Mayor Madeline Rogero
the panel answered questions related to the book
as applied to their backgrounds and professions
including some questions
from the audience. The
questions were delivered
by Jackie Clay, Program
Continue on page 4
PAGE A2
County Commission
The Knoxville Focus
February 29, 2016
Wrecker charges, vouchers and next county budget
By Mike Steely
[email protected]
The Knox County Commission will be talking to the
Sheriff’s Office to ask about
policies regarding wrecker
service charges. Commissioner Ed Brantley brought
up the matter last week
and compared the current
system to “the Wild West.”
Brantley called on a citizen who had complained to
him about a $500 charge
from a wrecker service to
haul his damaged car 15
miles.
Paul Johnson told the
commission that he had a
wreck over the Thanksgiving
holiday and the sheriff’s
deputy responding to the
incident asked if he had a
preferred wrecker service.
Johnson did not and asked
the deputy to call a wrecker for him. He said after the
tow he was surprised by the
charges and when he asked
for a copy of the itemized
bill he could not get one and
had to take a photo of the
invoice with his cell phone’s
camera.
Brantley said the City
of Knoxville has a limit on
charges and that wrecker
services must be authorized
to operate in city limits. He
said the county has no
policy at all and wreckers
can charge anything they
like.
“The customer should
know what they are up
against,” Brantley said.
“Every citizen should be
treated fairly. Somehow
we’ve got to come up with
what’s fair,” said Commissioner Bob Thomas.
Commissioner Mike
Brown asked if the sheriff’s department has a list
of wrecker services, asked
who’s on the list and who
sets the cost.
“We need someone from
the sheriff’s department
here next month,” Brown
said.
Commissioner Brad
Anders said creating a policy
to govern wrecker service in
the county would be “a cost
matter” and is not simple.
Brantley said he wasn’t
suggesting any type of regulation but something needs
to be developed where
“someone doesn’t feel like
they are being had.”
Chairman Dave Wright
asked Brantley to meet
with the sheriff’s department and report back to the
commission.
Commissioner Charles
Busler brought up school
vouchers and said that
although a recent state
legislature attempt failed,
the county needs to clarify
its standing on an existing
policy.
“We have school vouchers here,” he said, explaining that Knox County has an
existing voucher program
for disabled students. He
said that once a student
leaves public schools on a
voucher program the money
follows the student to a private school. If the student
returns to public school the
funding remains with the
private school.
Busler told The Focus
that a senate and house bill
passed and became active
on June 26, 2015 and provides $6,000 in funds
directly to the parents of
a disabled student for use
with a private school. He
said the state-wide program
could take money from
public schools and possibly lead to private or charter schools that only cater to
handicapped students.
He said he had met with
the county law department
and confirmed the existence
of the state policy.
The commission began
discussing the next budget
for Knox County and Knox
County Finance Director Chris Caldwell said
that Mayor Tim Burchett
will present his proposed
budget on May 9th.
Caldwell said that Burchett and school superintendent Dr. James McIntyre are
working together and that
the Finance Department will
“start in earnest” this week
on a budget. He said that
financial growth has been
good, sales tax collection is
up and the state’s contribution to the county is expected to rise.
Wright reminded the commission that a budget needs
to be adopted by June 30th
and include a public hearing.
In other action the commission approved selling a
property at 6412 Tazewell
Pike to Kenneth Cantrell
for $350,000. The site was
purchased several years
ago by the county for a possible site for a Gibbs Middle
School and was declared
excess property when the
new school site was selected.
The proposed Gibbs
Middle School’s access e
roads received commission d
approval for the purchase of w
six tracks of easement and a h
survey to design a right turn i
lane for Gibbs High School c
and waterline relocation for a
the middle school. One tract
of land was also approved
for slope and construction easement for the proposed Hardin Valley Middle
School.
LWV and South Knox Elementary Host
Community Schools Celebration
Cont. from page 1
neighborhood health and
safety and student academic health. With parent,
neighborhood and partner input and involvement,
community schools can be
a positive center of influence to benefit students,
families, and the surrounding community. Research
indicates that these benefits include improved student learning, health and
attendance, stronger family
engagement, improved
school climate, and safer
neighborhoods.
The celebration also
honored three people who
have been instrumental to
the success of Knox County’s Community Schools
program.
Dr. Bob Kronick is a professor of educational psychology and counseling at
UTK and the director of the
university-assisted community schools program.
He is also the inspirational leader for community
schools in Knox County,
having brought the idea
to Knox County several
decades ago. His model of
community schools came
to full fruition at Pond
Gap Elementary School in
2010, the first fully staffed
community school. Pond
Gap is one of two university-assisted community
schools in the county (Inskip
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Sentinel Endorsements... I’ll Pass!
maybe it helps.
All these candidates
brag ging about the
Sentinel’s endorsement • State Income Tax
ought to reflect for a
moment on just what • Increasing the Gas Tax
all the daily paper has
endorsed. The Sentinel • Increasing Property Taxes
has never failed to endorse
appointing many of the • The largest proposed Property
offices it backs candidates
Tax hike in Knox County history
for; in other words, the
Sentinel favors allowing • Appointing School Superintendents
politicians to appoint
offices you, the taxpayers, • Appointing all other county-wide
have always filled by voting.
offices except Mayor
The Sentinel rails against
professional politicians, • Barack Obama (twice)
yet is content to let them
fill what used to be elected
offices. The best example
is the superintendent of
schools. I can’t recall a of Schools Jim McIntyre didn’t endorse, including
single thing Superintendent wanted that the Sentinel the largest proposed tax
Other Sentinel Endorsements
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Publisher
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The
Sentinel
endorsement certainly
doesn’t rank right up there
with an Oscar, although to
hear some candidates tell
it, you’d think it does. Of
course if you don’t have
anything else to brag about,
increase in Knox County’s
history.
The Sentinel
endorsed Barack Obama in
2008; in fact, the Sentinel
gushed it was “happy” to
endorse Obama.
The Sentinel likes higher
taxes - - - well, for you, not
for them. The Sentinel got
a tax break from the city
and county governments
to build its new facility,
but has always endorsed
higher property taxes for
you. In fact, the Sentinel
endorsed a state income
tax for Tennessee, meaning
you, the taxpayers and
keep in mind the biggest
untaxed revenue stream in
Tennessee is advertising.
Not a penny of sales tax
is collected on advertising
revenue.
The Sentinel editorialized
against Knox County
using a delinquent tax
attorney, but sees nothing
wrong with endorsing a
candidate affiliated with a
firm who collected a hefty
share of dollars from the
senior partner being the
delinquent tax attorney for
Knox County.
The Sentinel has
endorsed the idea of higher
gas prices at the pump as
they think the notion of
hiking the gasoline tax is a
mighty fine idea.
Now when you go to
vote, you can endorse the
Sentinel’s candidates, or
you can speak for yourself
and send the establishment
a message.
The Chalk Board
Bits of News About Local Education
By Sally Absher
[email protected]
Knox County
Teachers of the
Year Honored
Three Knox County
teachers received the Knox
County Teacher of the Year
award last week at the
2016 Teacher of the Year
celebration sponsored by
Comcast, Rusty Wallace
Automotive, and Kroger.
Jessica Stewart (Christenberry Elementary), Jill Gill
(Rita Elementary) and Valerie Cagle (Farragut High)
were selected as the three
overall Teacher of the Year
award recipients based on
criteria set forth by the Tennessee Department of Education, including: educational history, professional
development, community
involvement, philosophy of
teaching, and contributions
to education.
A total of 181 teachers were honored for the
“extraordinary work they
do in the classrooms of
the Knox County Schools.”
The number of Teacher of
the Year honorees each
school can recognize is
based on overall faculty numbers. Schools are
allowed to recognize one
honoree for every 20 faculty members so honorees
from each school were recognized, but only three honorees—one primary educator (PK-4) and two secondary educators (5-8 and
9-12)—received the Knox
County Teacher of the Year
award.
To be eligible for the
Teacher of the Year honor,
each candidate must be a
full-time, certified Pre K-12
grade teacher who has
taught five years or more
and spends the majority
of the day instructing students. Candidates must
also show dedication to
teaching and possess a
variety of positive personal attributes. Recipients
are nominated by their colleagues.
According to KCS, “Every
day, these three winners
and all other honorees
help ensure that each of
our more than 58,000
students are academically successful, college and
career ready, economically competitive, and personally fulfilled. The continual
focus of the Knox County
Schools is that every student will have the opportunity to successfully reach
their highest potential,
regardless of whatever
challenging circumstances
they may face.”
“By giving of time, bringing personalized instruction
to the classroom, and equipping children for bright and
successful futures, these
teachers are making positive impacts on our community and our region—
they are the ones cultivating Knox County’s greatest
resource, our future leaders and decision makers,
our future parents and
stakeholders.”
Groundbreaking
for new Gibbs,
Hardin Valley
Middle Schools
After a series of weatherrelated delays, Knox County
Mayor Tim Burchett, along
with KCS Superintendent
Dr. McIntyre, Knox County
Board of Education members, Knox County Commissioners, and other elected officials formally broke
ground at the sites of the
new Gibbs and Hardin
Valley middle schools on
February 19.
The new Gibbs middle
school, to be located on
Tazewell Pike just behind
Gibbs Elementary School,
will be built to accommodate 800 students. Hardin
Valley middle school, to be
located just behind Hardin
Valley Academy and Elementary School, will be
able to handle nearly 1,200
students.
Rouse Construction
received the $23,631,000
design-build contract for
Gibbs, while Denark Construction was awarded the
design-build contract for
Hardin Valley on a budget
of $34.8 million.
“Rigor” v “Vigor”
A recent post on the
Momma Bears blog (mommabears.org) mentions
that the Constitution of
the State of Tennessee
has a clause (Section 13)
“That no person arrested
and confined in jail shall be
treated with unnecessary
rigor.”
So, it is against the law
for prisoners to be treated
with rigor, but not for students in public schools?
Rigorous curriculum, rigorous testing, rigorous
schedules with little to no
recess… The blog points
out that politicians, testing
companies, reformers, and
some school district administrators seem to love that
word.
About two years ago,
Momma Bears wrote
about this, stating, “This
world can be a cold, cruel
place, but our children’s
classrooms shouldn’t be.
Schools should be a place
of warmth, of joyful learning, and of respect for
each unique child and their
needs. Rigor is not a nice
word, but reformers keep
saying “rigor” as if it is.
www.Dictionar y.com:
rig·or [rig-er] noun
1. strictness, severity, or
harshness, as in dealing
with people.
2. the full or extreme
severity of laws, rules, etc.
3. severity of living conditions; hardship; austerity:
the rigor of wartime existence.
4. a severe or harsh act,
circumstance, etc.
5. scrupulous or inflexible
accuracy or adherence: the
logical rigor of mathematics.
They suggested, how
about using the word Vigor
instead?
www.Dictionar y.com:
vig·or [vig-er] noun
1. active strength or
force.
2. healthy physical or
mental energy or power;
vitality.
3. energetic activity;
energy; intensity: The economic recovery has given
the country a new vigor.
4. force of healthy growth
in any living matter or organism, as a plant.
5. active or effective
force, especially legal validity.
Indeed, let’s hear less
about rigor and more about
vigor, as well as joy, enthusiasm, respect, creativity, flexibility, valuable, and
worthwhile when describing our children’s schools.
ESK Announces
Expansion
The Episcopal School of
Knoxville will break ground
next week on a $6.5 million
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Council considers
valet services,
playground
equipment
By Mike Steely
[email protected]
Tuesday may be Election Day
but Knoxville City Council members will still be meeting in regular
session to hear some interesting
requests.
County MPC member Kevin
Murphy, who has been appearing
at various city and county meetings to oppose or suggest changes
to planned Dollar General stores,
is asking the city to approve his
appeal of a variance granted to
JMP Investments for a 14-foot setback for a Dollar General store at
1612 Elm Street.
The council will also look at an
agreement to build a KAT Kirkwood Bus Stop and discuss thanking Aslan Foundation for committing about $800,000 for a greenway at Fort Dickerson Park to
enhance the entranceway and
public space there.
It may also amend the city code
dealing with valet services in the
city and may add about $12,000
to the police department’s canine
training facilities.
The Fountain City Lions Club
may get $4,600 to help maintain
the Fountain City Park and the
council may authorize the mayor
to apply for Let’s Play Rigamajig or
Indigenization Playground grants.
The Big Read
prompts talk on race
Continued from page 1
Manager of the City’s Save Our
Sons initiative.
Each panelist brought something different from their reading
of the book.
Asked about the bystander
in the book being arrested and
convicted of murder Stephens
explained “felony murder” and how
that charge can be used against
anyone who participates in a criminal act that results in murder, even
if they had nothing to do with the
death.
In the book the main character
felt like a “hog” rather than a man
and Miller said he understood that
feeling. The former gang member
said, “I know what it is like to feel
less of a man.”
Jenkins said that he disagreed
with the final part of the book
where the unjustly sentenced
character walks with pride to be
executed.
“He wasn’t given justice, manhood is fighting for justice,” Jenkins said.
Deputy Police Chief Allen, referring to current relations between
the police and the African American community, said he sees that
situation from both sides.
“I’m a policeman and a black
man. When I get called out I must
wear my uniform because I’m a
black man with a gun,” he said.
Asked about how the main characters interacted with women in
the book Avice Reid said it reflected on the strong African-American
women back then and now. She
recalled her grandmother’s guidance. She said the main female
character “did everything she
could do but it wasn’t enough.
That’s typical of African-American
women.”
Rev. Arnold was asked about religious symbols in the book and said
that “a measure of faith” doesn’t
mean a person isn’t religious just
because they attend church.
“A person in a garage doesn’t
make him a car,” he said, adding,
“Faith is a process.”
Asked about “white man’s justice” Jenkins said that people
should look in a mirror explaining,
“If you are white you benefit from
being white.”
In an audience question about
the book and gangs in Knoxville
Miller said that youths who join
gangs are looking for acceptance
and belonging.
Rev. Arnold said that all gangs
are not located in East Knoxville
and referred to an incident in
Hardin Valley where his daughter
attends school. He said children
from her school are banned from
a supermarket parking lot because
of fighting there and added had
the incident taken place at Austin-East it would have been a new
story.
“A Lesson Before Dying,” by the
author of other books including
“The Autobiography of Miss Jane
Pittman,” is prompting conversations in Knox and surrounding
counties about current race relations, justice, the courts and law
enforcement. The dialog in The Big
Read program is only one part of
that ongoing discussion.
Information about the Carousel Theatre “Family Feast” can be
found at www.clarencebrowntheatre.com or by calling 865-9745191. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and
the presentation begins at 7:30.
There is an admission charge. You
can also get more information by
emailing Hana Sherman at [email protected]
The Chalk
Board
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expansion of its campus, enhancing academic and student support.
The project, which will be commemorated with a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 pm on March 1,
will feature a new 25,000-squarefoot middle school athletics and
fine arts facility. The building will
allow the school to reconfigure its
middle school program to include
fifth grade, and expand its junior
kindergarten enrollment.
ESK will be creating a 5th-6th
grade program and a 7th-8th
grade program. Fifth-grade students will be introduced to additional class offerings including
world language, performance
music, and critical thinking course
components.
ESK has nearly 350 students.
It offers an interdisciplinary curriculum, daily chapel, three foreign languages, a range of courses in the arts and a full sports program. The nationally accredited
Episcopal School is affiliated with
the Episcopal Church and offers
a faith-based environment, but
actively seeks children of all faiths
and backgrounds.
The Knoxville Focus
February 29, 2016
Photo by Mike Steely.
Penny Pawn’s Pantelis Merianos invites you to come in and look at the wide selection of gold and
silver jewelry. The store buys and sells jewelry and coins and offers lots of other things like cartoon
and movie memorabilia.
Penny Pawn is more
than just a pawn shop
By Mike Steely
[email protected]
If you live in North Knoxville and drive Broadway you’ll likely be familiar with Penny Pawn at
4821 North Broadway but you may not know that
the popular shop has been there since 1985.
Founded by Mildred Mason and now owned
by Pantelis Merianos, the family business specializes in gold and silver jewelry and coins. It
offers “the best prices” and jewelry repair is
also available.
The shop is more than just a pawn shop. It’s
a place that continues to have customers who
have shopped there since the store was founded—a place where relationships are made.
Terry Merianos, the niece of Mrs. Mason, says
the family store has a little bit of everything.
She operates Martha Lee’s Jewelry on Clinton
Highway.
Pantelis invites everyone to come by the Broadway store and take advantage of the great sales
on the gold and diamond jewelry which includes
rings, bracelets, necklaces, gold and sterling
silver chains and several vintage 14 karat gold
watches. Pantelis wants to remind everyone that
they buy Rolex Watches also.
Penny Pawn also has antique glassware, crystal, sterling silver, turquoise and silver jewelry,
and even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures.
Penny Pawn has band instruments, guitars, collectables and antique fishing equipment. There’s
a large selection of men’s jewelry. It’s is an ideal
place to browse for gifts, or sell your silver and
gold for the best price. There’s a large selection
of silver coins and you’ll also find antiques that
other pawn shops don’t offer.
Penny Pawn was North Knoxville’s first pawn
shop and is ready to serve you whether you want
to buy, sell or trade. The shop has been an asset
Fountain City and has strived to provide the highest quality of service and trustworthiness to
their customers for the past 31 years and plans
to do so for many years to come.
Opening at 10 a.m. each day, Monday through
Saturday, Penny Pawn can be reached by calling
687-1985. You’ll also find Penny Pawn on Facebook and at www.knoxvillepawnshops.com.
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February 29, 2016
Our Famous Folks
By Mike Steely
[email protected]
Knoxville and Knox
County have produced
some national heroes
and personalities known
around the nation; people
who are from here or lived
here before becoming
famous. Folks like Dr. Bill
Bass, founder of The Body
Farm and noted author, and
Jack Hanna of TV’s wildlife
series. There’s also folks
like Bill Williams, noted
TV anchor and minister,
Banker Jake Butcher,
the Haslam dynasty, the
Sterchi brothers, Peter
Kerns, Margie Ison, and
former local TV anchor Bob
Gray.
Some people are known
locally and nationally, like
“Survivor” winner Tina
Wesson or fellow “Survivor”
contestant Benjamin
“Coach” Wade. Others
include the departed and
current people like artist
Lloyd Branson, architect
George Barber, George
Dempter inventor creator
of the Dempster Dumpster,
comedian Archie Campbell,
Chris Whittle who founded
Channel One News, and
actors David Keith, Polly
Bergen, John Cullum,
Johnny Knoxville, Patricia
Neal, Brad Renfro, and
Quentin Tarantino.
Our local musicians that
Cas Walker
have reached national and
regional fame include Dolly
Parton, the Everly Brothers,
Kenny Chesney, Grace
Moore, Con Hunley, Roy
Acuff, Maria Costa, and
Chet Atkins.
But for local fame no one
outshines the late grocery
tycoon, TV personality and
local political boss, Cas
Walker. Some of the other
personalities crossed paths
with Walker, including Dolly
Parton, Ernie Ford and the
Everly Brothers.
Cas Walker was a force of
nature. Love him or hate him
the imprint that Mr. Walker
left on Knox County and
East Tennessee marked all
of us older citizens whether
we ever saw or talked to the
man, shopped at his many
grocery stores, listened
to him on radio, watched
him on TV or faced him in
politics.
Walker spoke his mind
publically and cared little
about what you thought of
his opinion. Even though
some said he was difficult
to work with, Dolly Parton
saw fit to have a building
constructed to honor him
at Dollywood. She first
appeared on Walker’s
“Farm and Home” hour at
9 years old.
I may have mentioned
in a past story that I had
a chance to interview Mr.
Walker years ago when he
opened a store back in the
1970s, in Rogersville, Tn.
It was a modern facility
right on one of the primary
streets leading into the
Hawkins County seat. He
greeted me at the door and
give me a tour, explaining
why certain goods are
placed where in the
store. Having seen him on
television as a child I was
impressed by the aging
businessman’s knowledge
of his shoppers, what they
wanted, and how to sell
them things they may not
have even wanted.
The Cas Walker stores
were the forerunners of all
the modern supermarkets.
He knew exactly what he
was doing and how to make
a profit. At one time there
were 27 stores scattered
across our region in three
states.
Walker came from a
very humble beginning in
Sevier County. He had very
little formal education, and
worked here and there
including the coal mines
in Kentucky. He saved
his money and, in 1924,
bought into a grocery store.
By the time of his death in
1998 at age 96, Walker
had become a very wealthy
man. He had also become
a political force in Knoxville
and Knox County.
From State
Representative
Harry Brooks
Cas Walker often referred to himself as “The Old Coon
Hunter” and considered himself a common man, but he
became a local legend, a powerful politician, and the
owner of 27 grocery stores in three states.
Elected to city council in
1941 and serving briefly
as mayor in 1946 before
being ousted in a recall
election Walker jumped
right back into that fight
and was re-elected in 1947.
From 1940 until 1970 Cas
Walker played politics and
most often was victorious in
his causes. At one time he
supported combining the
city and county government
and then, 20 years later,
turned around and helped
defeat the unification of
both jurisdictions.
On his death Knoxville
Mayor Victor Ashe ordered
flags in the city to fly at
half-mast. Walker left this
life with about $1.3 million
in his estate. “The Old
Coon Hunter” is buried in
Woodlawn Cemetery. Safety Center survey created
By Mike Steely
[email protected]
Community activist and Safety
Center Committee member Vivian
Shipe has created a survey to
get opinions of a proposed
Safety Center in Knox County.
Shipe, a vocal supporter of the
center, which would serve mentally ill people arrested for minor
offenses, is circulating the petition online and on Facebook and
is hoping to get some response
from anyone interested.
“I created and prepared the
survey. It is designed to raise
awareness of the number of
people in jail who are mentally ill.
It gives us an idea of the support
from the citizens for a center and
asks for their input on ideas and
concerns,” Shipe told The Focus.
“Citizens can contact their
county commission and can mail
the survey to Box 1973, Knoxville,
Tn. 37901.”
She said that citizens have the
resources and suggestions that
would help and added, “We all
see through different eyes.”
“When we collected names in
2014 many people indicated a
willingness to be a group home
or temporary housing in the community,” Shipe said.
“As a community representative
I have to try to reach all venues
to be fair,” she said. The next
meeting of the Safety Committee
is set for March 14th in the CityCounty Building. Before then the
county mayor and sheriff are
planning a meeting with Governor
Haslam’s administration to see
how the state may get involved.
Questions remain if such a facility would be county, regional, or
state funded and operated.
Shipe said respondents do not
have to provide a name or contact
unless they choose to do so.
Questions on the survey
include:
• Are you aware that 25% of
the jail population in Knox
County is mentally ill?
• If there was a Safety Center
were the mentally ill could
be taken for care instead
of jail would you favor such
a facility?
• Do you know of individuals
who suffer from mental illness that would benefit
from a Safety Center?
• Do you feel there should
be state, city and county
funds committed in development of a Safety Center
for the mentally ill?
• Do you have any suggestions or input to share with
the commission concerning the development of a
Safety Center?
This week I would like
to turn your attention to
the proposed 2016-2017
fiscal year budget. The
total amount for FY16-17
is $34.8 billion, with $16.4
billion coming from state
appropriations, $13.2 billion coming from federal
funds, and $5.2 billion from
other departmental revenues. This is an increase
of $833.6 million in total
funding, but know that federal funding has increased
by $429.8 million. It is my
great pleasure to tell you
all that no new state debt
has incurred in the proposed budget, but we actually have a surplus and a
healthy rainy day fund. I
would like to highlight certain aspects of the budget,
especially a number of
items that assist our education efforts. Governor
Haslam has set objectives for our budget this
year which are: to be realistic about revenue growth;
to achieve operational efficiencies; to reward
employee performance
and improve market competitiveness of our cash
compensation. He also
wants the budget to support his priorities of education, health, child services,
and social services. These
ideas and priorities reflect
the Governor’s priorities
now and in the past.
In regards to education,
the proposed budget has
allocated $10.4 billion dollars to the operation of
our schools. $6 billion has
been recommended for
K-12 education, while $4.4
billion to our higher education system. With our local
school boards assistance,
teachers should experience a new pay raise to
the extent that they have
not experienced in recent
years because we are allocating $104.6 million to
their salary component in
FY16-17. Other increases in the budget that has
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February 29, 2016
The very thought of thee
“Jesus, the very thought
of thee with sweetness
fills my breast,
but sweeter far thy
face to see, And in thy
presence rest.
O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the
meek,
to those who fall, how
kind thou art!
How good to those who
seek!....
Jesus, our only joy be
thou,
as thou our prize wilt be,
Jesus, be thou our glory
now,
and through eternity.”
These beautiful words
were transcribed by
Bernard of Clairvaux.
Who? you ask.
Bernard was born in
1090 to parents who both
belonged to the highest
nobility of Burgundy. He
was the third of a family
of seven children, six of
whom were sons. He had
a great taste for literature
and devoted himself for
some time to poetry.
His mother died when
he was nineteen and at
the age of twenty-two he
was at prayer in a church
and felt the calling of
God to become a monk.
Three years later he and
twelve other monks founded a monastery which
Bernard called Clairvaux.
His father and brothers
all entered Clairvaux to
pursue a religious life.
He composed many and
varied spiritual works that
still speak to us today.
“Love has hands to
help others. It has feet to
hasten to the poor and
needy. It has eyes to see
misery and want. It has
ears to hear the sighs and
sorrows of men. This is
what love looks like.”
Written by Augustine of
Hippo (Algeria) also known
as Saint Augustine, who
was a Christian theologian
and philosopher. At the
age of thirty -one he converted to Christianity. His
conversion was prompted by a childlike voice
he heard telling him “to
take up and read” which
he took as a divine command to open the Bible
and read the first thing he
saw. The specific part to
which he opened his Bible
was Romans, chapter 13,
verses 13 and 14.
It is remarkable to
me that through the
centuries, through the
Crusades, through the
persecution of Christians,
there were men such as
these two who stood firm
in their beliefs, who loved
God with all their soul and
passed to future generations, the fruits of their
labors. We are able to
enjoy their writings, their
music, their poetry and
their spiritual moments.
They were and are a
blessing.
Thought for the day:
Five Jewish men influenced the history of
Western civilization:
Moses said the law is
everything.
Jesus said love is
everything.
Marx said capital is
everything.
Freud said sex is
everything.
Einstein said everything
is relative.
Send comments to:
[email protected]
Thank you.
Foul weather
and foul moods
Here we are stuck
winter. They wear frowns
in another winter.
and scowl about everything.
Punxsutawney Phil lied,
The camaraderie that is
although no human ought
present during spring and
to put stock in anything a
summer hibernates during
groundhog does or doesn’t
winter and is replaced with
do. I don’t understand why
a “Bah, Humbug” attitude.
anyone would declare that
Kindness is in short supply;
winter is his or her favorite
it’s replaced with stinging
season. What I’ve noticed By Joe Rector
retorts that come about
of late is that this cold [email protected] inconsequential comments
weather has a negative effect on and icy stares that could give winter’s
most of us.
temperatures competition.
Dogs seem to know how much
People withdraw from the world
we humans hate cold, raw, wet during the cold season. Instead of
weather. They lie in wait for their participating in activities or visiting
humans to fall into the deepest with friends, many adults choose
stages of sleep. Then they begin to stay home. They wrap up in a
whining and pawing and barking, warm blanket and stare for hours at
signals that it’s time to go outside to the television or computer screen.
take care of business. So, humans Others catch up on reading books
fall out of bed, put on something by their favorite authors. Some
warm, and brace themselves for who are like me find staying awake
the trek to those favorite spots our almost impossible. My bedtime is
pets have. When they finish relieving embarrassingly early because the
themselves, those canines decide bed is one place where I can warm
the time is right to sniff out critters my frozen feet and hands.
in yards or wooded areas nearby.
The winter also is responsible for
Owners tighten the leash and drag poor personal health. People don’t
the animals back toward the house. feel like exercising. Instead, they
If the dog is especially in an ornery would rather sit at home and eat
mood, it will begin the cycle again at “comfort food.” We load up on carbs
least one more time before dawn.
but never take the initiative to burn
Folks who work don’t have much the stuff up through exercise. If only
love for winter weather. Overnight sleep could serve as a weight control,
snow or sleet or ice cause havoc. those of us who shovel in the food
People rise at the usual time and during winter could maintain our
turn on the television to find out if weight or have it rise just a bit.
their worksites are closed for the
Right now, few things bring a little
day. Some bosses make decisions light and warmth to my world. Amy
early enough so that employees can and the kids always spread happiness
hit the road or hit the sack again. and fun to the cold weather. Although
Parents hold their breaths as they it takes a toll on my already aching
watch the screen for school closings. body, work is a good place to be since
If weather shuts schools or delays I can share time and cut up a little
opening, moms and dads scramble with other workers. Coming home,
to find childcare. If all else fails, a I can look forward to the love and
coveted vacation day is burned.
excitement that canine Sadie offers.
Workers seem to be trapped in We play and lie around on the couch
perpetually foul moods during the like lumps.
In no time, the days will grow longer
and temperatures will warm. More
outside time is coming, and with it
are an endless list of jobs. Still, I’ll
take that any time as long as I can
wear my shorts and enjoy the sweat
that comes working in the yard. I’m
just trying to hold on right now. What
about you?
February 29, 2016
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Newell Sanders
Pages from the Past
By Ray Hill
[email protected]
For a time, there was no
more influential Republican
in the State of Tennessee
than Newell Sanders.
Sanders was a Republican
at a time when the GOP
was at a distinct disadvantage in the Volunteer State,
yet he helped to build his
party and became a power
in the national councils of
the GOP. Extraordinarily
successful in business,
Newell Sanders was a
devoted family man. Once
when being interviewed by
a reporter, Sanders said,
“I don’t want a word to go
out about myself.” Newell
Sanders explained he preferred not to have anything
at all written about him
unless his wife was mentioned as well.
“While I worked, she
saved,” Sanders told the
reporter. “She is entitled to
as much credit for whatever I may have done in every
relation of life as I am.”
Kenneth D. McKellar, who
was a congressman from
Memphis when Newell
Sanders briefly served in the
United States Senate, later
recalled that Sanders was
“devoted” to his wife and
their married life was “very
beautiful.” The two were
also diametrically opposed
politically and would contest one another in 1922
for the U. S. Senate.
Newell Sanders was
as bitterly a partisan
Republican as McKellar was
a Democrat. When appointed to serve in the United
States Senate in 1912,
Sanders served alongside
Luke Lea, one of the most
controversial political figures of his time. Yet the two
men were personal friends
while fighting one another
vigorously politically. Both
men were strong advocates
of “temperance,” meaning
they favored prohibition of
alcoholic beverages.
Newell Sanders was not a
native Tennessean; in fact,
he was a Hoosier, having
been born in Owen County,
Indiana on July 12, 1850.
After attending college,
Sanders operated a small
bookstore, which he closed
in 1877 when he moved to
Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Sanders later laughingly
recalled the bookstore had
been the very definition of
a failed business.
It was in Chattanooga
that Newell Sanders first
experienced real success
in business and eventually owned several factories
that manufactured farm
equipment. Sanders rose
in the business world and
participated in the community and political life of
his adopted city. Sanders
served on the local Board
of Education and as a city
alderman. With business
success, he was invited to
join the board of directors
of several enterprises, not
the least of which was the
Nashville, Chattanooga and
St. Louis Railroad. Sanders
was also president of the
Chattanooga Steamboat
Company.
Eventually Sanders would
come to wield so much influence inside Tennessee’s
Republican Party that
he was denounced as a
“boss”.
Sanders was not afraid
to fight for his convictions and some of the
Republican state conventions became rather violent
affairs between rival factions. Newell Sanders was a
strong proponent of H. Clay
Evans from Chattanooga
and was attacked by a
fellow delegate who was
committed to the rival
faction of the Tennessee
Republican Party, headed
by Walter P. Brownlow. The
two exchanged heated
words until, according to the
New York Times, Sanders
was “almost choked into
insensibility.”
The two factions were
feuding when the national Republican Party split
between President William
Howard Taft and former
pre sident
T he o dore
Roosevelt. Sanders, as
Chairman of the Tennessee
Republican Party, had been
warned the faction led by
Congressman Walter P.
Brownlow was “inflamed”
by whiskey, rowdy and just
down right dangerous.
Friends told Sanders his
personal safety was at risk
but the chairman ignored
the warnings and tried
to open the convention.
Sanders was assaulted
with one eyewitness recalling the senator’s suit coat
being torn off his body and
shredded. His pocket watch
and wallet were later found
lying on the floor where he
had been accosted. It took
Sanders an hour to reach
the podium, but reach it
he did, albeit bloody and
battered.
Once at the podium,
Sanders was attacked again
and a group of Brownlow
supporters literally tried to
throw the Chattanoogan
off the dais. The situation
became even more dire
when one fellow produced a
hatchet and raised it above
his head, intent upon doing
even greater harm to the
bleeding Sanders.
Bob Sloan, a local sheriff, intervened, whipping out
his pistol and barking, “If
anyone dares touch Newell
Sanders, I’ll kill him, so help
me God.”
From the author’s personal collection.
Senator Newell Sanders of Tennessee, 1922.
It was not an idle threat
and perhaps saved the life
of Newell Sanders.
The Brownlow adherents
sobered up and melted
away that same night.
The next day, Sanders
presided as a delegation
committed to the renomination of President Taft was
elected.
Despite having been literally kicked, beaten and
mauled, Newell Sanders,
who knew the men who had
attacked him, never uttered
a single word of condemnation against any of them.
It was Newell Sanders
who managed H. Clay
Evans’ gubernatorial campaign in 1894, a campaign
the Chattanoogan almost
surely won, but the election was brazenly stolen
by Governor Peter Turney’s
supporters.
Even his opponents recognized Newell Sanders’
determination. One friend
said of Sanders, “When
Newell Sanders starts he
knows whither he is bound
and he keeps going. It may
take him two years or five
years to get there, but he
invariably arrives at his
destination. If he were not
a good Baptist I would say
that all hell couldn’t stop
him.”
Newell Sanders promoted the candidacy of
Ben W. Hooper for the
GOP nomination for governor in 1910. The normally dominant Democratic
Party was torn asunder by
infighting, which was largely over the highly divisive
issue of prohibition. The
1908 gubernatorial primary had been a brutal affair
with Governor Malcolm
R. Patterson challenged
by former U. S. Senator
Edward Ward Carmack.
Senator Carmack was the
champion of the more rural
areas and was adamantly
against liquor and spirits.
Governor Patterson who
freely admitted he enjoyed
a drink now and then, was
personally and politically
“wet”. Patterson won and
Carmack, a newspaper
editor by trade, began writing vitriolic editorials verbally assaulting the governor
and many of his friends.
One such friend was Colonel
Duncan B. Cooper, who
profoundly resented being
skewered in print regularly.
Colonel Cooper demanded
Carmack cease his attacks,
but the stubborn redheaded editor refused. Carmack
met Colonel Cooper and
Cooper’s son Robin on a
Nashville street corner.
Shots were fired and Edward
W. Carmack lay dead in the
gutter.
Carmack’s assassination completely blew apart
Tennessee’s Democratic
Party. Governor Patterson’s
pardoning Colonel Cooper
caused an even deeper
rift. Sanders helped to
engineer the nomination of
Ben W. Hooper over veteran Republican warhorse Alf
A. Taylor. As Sanders had
guessed, the intraparty warfare between Democrats
gave the Republicans the
opening they needed to
win. Ben Hooper defeated
Senator Robert Love Taylor
in the general election.
Hooper had been an
orphan, the result of an
affair and was selling newspapers as a boy before
being put into an orphanage. Hooper was later
adopted by a physician
who was in reality his biological father. Hooper had
gone to Oklahoma for a
time and reputedly made
$150,000 by trading in real
estate in the Sooner State.
It was an enormous sum
for the time, more than
$3,500,000 in today’s
currency. The former waif
had been elected governor
of Tennessee, which had
been managed by Newell
Sanders.
When Senator Robert L.
Taylor died on March 31,
1912 following surgery for
gallstones, Governor Hooper
appointed Newell Sanders
to fill the vacancy. Sanders
was the first Republican
to serve Tennessee in
the United States Senate
since William G. Brownlow
in 1875; Sanders was the
last Republican to serve
in the U. S. Senate from
Tennessee until Howard
Baker’s election in 1966.
As an ardent prohibitionist, Senator Sanders
sponsored a bill which prohibited interstate shipment
of alcohol into dry states.
The bill passed Congress
and Sanders was aghast
when his bill was vetoed by
President Taft. Undaunted,
Sanders helped to override
the president’s veto and the
bill became law.
Sanders served in the
Senate until the legislature
elected W. R. Webb, who
only served from January 24,
1913 until March 4, 1913.
Newell Sanders returned
to his business interests
and Republican politics.
The GOP swept Tennessee
in 1920 with seventy-two
year old Alf Taylor finally
winning the governorship.
Republicans won congressional seats in the First,
Second, Third, Fourth, and
Seventh districts. Warren
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Harding carried Tennessee
as well.
Perhaps thinking 1922
might be an equally good
year for Republicans,
Newell Sanders announced
he would be a candidate for
the United States Senate.
Sanders challenged incumbent Kenneth D. McKellar,
who had been the first U. S.
senator elected by popular
vote in Tennessee.
Sanders ran as a conservative, accusing McKellar
of dangerously liberal sentiments. McKellar had
perfected the art of constituent service and easily
dispatched a robust challenge inside the Democratic
primary, winning by a far
greater margin than many
supposed possible. During
the course of the fall campaign rumors were rampant
that Tennessee’s senior
U.S. senator, John Knight
Shields, would be appointed to the United States
Supreme Court by President
Harding. Senator Shields,
a former justice of the
Tennessee Supreme Court,
very much desired to serve
on the high court. Newell
Sanders was rumored to be
Governor Taylor’s choice to
serve in the Senate should
John Knight Shields receive
the appointment to the
Supreme Court. The rumors
did little to aid Sanders’s
actual Senate campaign.
Already past seventy,
Sanders was not able to
wage an especially energetic campaign. He did have a
core of support in the state
as he controlled most of the
federal patronage.
McKellar almost leisurely defended his record in
the Senate and even those
who did not admire the senator felt sure he would be
reelected. Governor Taylor
was defeated by Clarksville
attorney Austin Peay and
Senator McKellar beat
Newell Sanders overwhelmingly. Sanders won 32% of
the vote.
Newell Sanders remained
active in business and political affairs, but his health
became increasingly frail as
he aged. He self-published
a book of memoirs, mostly
for his grandchildren. For
the last several years of his
life, the former senator suffered a variety of ailments.
Sanders died peacefully at his home on Lookout
Mountain on January 26,
1939 at age eighty-eight.
Newell Sanders held just
about every office available to a party leader in
his adopted state. Sanders
was a man of strong opinions and convictions and he
remained true to his beliefs.
Newell Sanders held the
respect and affection of
his friends and the love of
his family. Few could ask
for more.
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PAGE B4
Connecting With Words
By Ralphine Major
[email protected]
The package arrived
shortly before Christmas.
Certainly, the sender had
made it look special in a
“Peanuts” mailer. When I
tore into it, it was special!
Three framed photos.
Instantly, my mind drifted
back to the day they were
made. Several years ago
I had the opportunity to
audio tape a commercial
for my dentist, Dr. Tim
Williams, who was in private practice at the time.
I remember sitting in front
of that huge microphone
at the radio station. It
was so much fun, and I
felt like I was in my element! Thankfully, Irene
Hodges met me there and
had the presence of mind
to bring her camera.
From my high school
graduation speech, “The
Next Step,” so many years
ago through years of
church leadership roles to
writing this true, humaninterest column, I have
learned that speaking and
writing are much alike.
The goal of both is to connect with the audience.
Five years ago I began
this column with “The
Real McCoy,” published
February 7, 2011. Dr.
Kyle McCoy is the cardiologist who treated
our mother when she
had a heart attack. I
did not plan the story—
it just came to me in the
emergency room. A few
months earlier, the same
thing happened with “Life
is a Gift.” The story came
to me after I learned of
Zane Daniel’s death.
Zane and John J. Duncan,
Jr., were the attorneys
I worked for during college. As Focus readers
may recall, I have written about many people,
places, pets, events, and
projects. I have so many
more stories promised yet
to write. This is column
No. 268. Great stories
are all around us in our
everyday lives. Many of
you have let me know
that my columns have, in
some way, been a connection for you. Thank
you for being a faithful
reader of the Knoxville
Focus and, particularly,
of my columns for the last
five years! God bless!
Picture of Ralphine Major, courtesy of Irene Hodges
Your Vision,
Your Voice
Harry Brooks
Cont. from page 1
been proposed range from
special education to professional development. An
important provision in the
budget is the payment of
the twelfth month insurance premiums, which will
free up money in school
systems who currently provide the twelfth month of
insurance. As policy stands
now, the state only funds
11 months of health insurance, but with a $45 million
dollar investment our teachers and staff will now be
covered for the full twelve
months by the state.
Over the past few years
Tennessee has focused
a lot of time and money
on higher education,
graduation rates, and college readiness. It is our
belief that for us to achieve
more college degrees, we
have to focus on our high
schools. To do this, we
have continued to fund programs such as Drive to 55
Initiative and LEAP 2.0. In
FY16-17 we have proposed
to invest $15.3 million into
these programs to help us
get to 55% of Tennesseans
with a college degree.
The last idea is our
efforts concerning the
rainy day fund. One of
the main priorities is that
Tennessee should replenish this reserve fund that
dried up due to the economic crisis in 2009. In
2008, Tennessee had an
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allocation of $750 million
in this fund, but from 2008
to 2011 it had dropped to
only $284 million due to
economic crisis. However,
we are on a good path to
restore our rainy day fund
with $668 million established in case of another economic crisis like we
have had in years past. In
addition, it is important to
report a healthy surplus
this past year.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any
questions, or if I can be
at any help to you. I can
be reached by email at
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tn.gov or by phone at 615741-6879. It is an honor to
be your representative.
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February 29, 2016
Three Powell players sign college papers
By Ken Lay
Three Powell High School
athletes recently finalized
plans to continue their
respective sports careers
in college.
Baseball players Peyton
Alford and Cameron Payne
and football player Cade
Trusley each signed a
National Letter of Intent at
a ceremony in the Powell
High School Auditorium
before teammates, friends
and family on Wednesday,
Feb. 17.
Alford will play college
baseball at Walters State
Community College in Morristown while Payne will
move on to Cleveland State
Community College. Trusley will continue his football
career at the University of
the Cumberlands in Williamsburg Kentucky.
Alford, whose brother
Tyler played at Powell and
in college before moving
on to graduate school in St.
Augustine, Fla., said that
he already has friends on
campus in Morristown and
noted that he is happy to
begin his collegiate career
close to Knoxville and the
Powell Community.
“I already have a few
friends there so, it’s not like
I’m really going to be there
by myself,” Alford said. “It’s
close to home and I wanted
to stay pretty close. I didn’t
want to go across the country.
“I really liked the coach
and I liked the facilities. I
liked the small classes. I’ve
never really been in a big
class.”
Alford is a pitcher and
first baseman for the Panthers. Along with Payne,
he’s helped Powell win
Photo by Dan Andrews.
Powell High School student-athletes Cameron Payne, Peyton Alford and Cade Trusley signed National Letters of Intent
at a recent ceremony at Powell High. Pictured with these athletes are baseball coach Jay Scarbro, assistant baseball
Cont. on page 2
coach Eric Turner, football coach Rodney Ellison and athletic director Chad Smith.
Chuck Comer, This Milk’s for You
After cutting
down the net
following
his team’s
Knox County
Middle School
tournament
championship,
veteran
West Valley
basketball coach
Chuck Comer
takes a verbal
jab at Peyton
Manning’s
Super Bowl
post-game
“Budweiser”
comment.
By Steve Williams
West Valley boys basketball
coach Chuck Comer took exception to a Super Bowl post-game
comment made by Peyton Manning and expressed it after guiding his Wolves to the Knox County
Middle School tournament championship Feb. 16.
When he finished the traditional cutting down of the net following a 47-41 win over Northwest,
the veteran coach turned around
on the ladder and told the fans,
“I’m going to go home and hug
my wife and have a big glass of
milk.”
Comer’s comment was in reaction to Manning saying he was
going to drink a lot of Budweiser
to celebrate the Denver Broncos’
Super Bowl win over the Carolina
Panthers Feb. 7.
As he was interviewed by CBS’
Tracy Wolfson after the game,
Manning said: “I’ve got a couple
of priorities first. I’m gonna go
kiss my wife and my kids. I want
to go hug my family. I’m gonna
drink a lot of Budweiser tonight
Tracy, I promise you that.”
Comer pointed out Manning
mentioned “Budweiser” twice
on national television and is concerned about what kind of influence that could have on young
quarterbacks across the country
who look up to Manning.
The former University of Tennessee quarterback did receive
some negative criticism on the
national scene for his comments.
It is believed Manning
mentioned the beer because he
reportedly owns a stake in a Budweiser distributor in his home
state of Louisiana.
The value of mentioning Budweiser as Manning did climbed
to $13.9 million by the morning
after the Super Bowl, according
to one estimate. A spokesperson
for Budweiser said the company
did not know Manning was going
to name the product on the air.
DANDY DEFENSE: Coach
Comer credited his defense with
carrying the bulk of the load as
West Valley broke away from a tie
after three periods and defeated
the two-time defending champion Rangers.
“All tournament long we wanted
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RICHARD “Bud” ARMSTRONG
Knox County Law Director
Bud Armstrong
• Bud saved Knox County $1 million by reducing
the reliance on outside legal counsel.
• Bud saved Knox County $2.5 million by
reducing costs through refusing to settle
nuisance cases.
• Bud created the In-House Delinquent Tax
Department which saved $200 thousand per
year in administrative costs and increased
delinquent tax receipts by $11 million.
• Bud saved the county $100 thousand per
year by creating a Workers’ Compensation
Department.
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He cost you, the taxpayer $267 thousand to
defend the case.
• He lost the case at trial.
• His law firm has benefited from approximately
$3 million in outside legal counsel fees from
Knox County until Bud Armstrong became
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February 29, 2016
Defending champs have
old faces in new places
By Ken Lay
When Hardin Valley Academy hits
the baseball field to open the 2016
season, it will do so in a different role.
The Hawks shocked the Tennessee
high school baseball world by winning
the Class AAA State Tournament.
That makes HVA the hunted after
it spent the first few years of its
brief existence as the hunter.
And Coach Joe Michalski
said that his team must now
avoid being content with last
year’s lofty accomplishment.
“We have to avoid complacency,”
said Michalski, who guided the
Hawks to a 30-15 record last season.
“We lost so many seniors and we’ll
have to battle complacency every
day at practice and in our games.
“We enjoyed the ride last year and
we didn’t get too high or too low.”
Avoiding complacency is big for
any defending champion but it may
be especially crucial for the Hawks,
who play in the most competitive
and deepest league in the state.
District 4-AAA features HVA, state
tournament regular Farragut (which
has won multiple titles and lost to
Hardin Valley in last year’s title game
in Murfreesboro); Maryville, which
has a solid program and will feature
a new coach in former Catholic
head man Adam Sullivan (who led
the Irish to two consecutive Class
AA State Championship Games
before departing for Blount County)
and Bearden, which reached the
state title game in 2012. Heritage
and William Blount also boast
competitive programs. Coach Buzz
McNish has West High heading in
a positive direction while Lenoir
City will also look to improve.
Michalski said he knows that
the Hawks won’t take anybody in
the league by surprise in 2016.
“You have to show up ready to
play every night in this district and
there’s simply no doubt about that,”
he said. “You have Farragut and
Bearden. Maryville has that winning
mindset and Adam is a great coach.
“He’s walking into a situation
where he’ll soon have some great
facilities. Heritage and William
Blount will also be good.”
Top returners for the Hawks
include: Dylan Harris (senior,
pitcher/center field); Ryder Green
(sophomore, pitcher/infielder);
Tyler Thompson (senior, pitcher/
outfielder/first baseman); Matt
Martin (a senior who will make
the transition from the outfield
to shortstop) and Landon Beyer
(senior, catcher/designated hitter).
Those players were all around
for last year’s Cinderella State
Championship run, but many will now
be thrust into different roles and some
will become starters for the first time.
“We have guys in different
positions and we lost a lot of
seniors but we have guys who were
around last year,” Michalski said.
“They will now have to step up and
make significant contributions.
“It’s their turn now.”
Top newcomers include: A.J.
Johnson (a junior utility infielder)
and Kevin Marth (a senior pitcher
who will be relied upon heavily
after being injured last season).
Michalski is still getting
acquainted with his 2016 squad.
But he has plenty of old faces
playing and new places.
“We have a lot of question marks,”
he said. “When you come to see us
play, you’ll see guys in different spots.
“Matt Martin has never played
shortstop. Landon Beyer was a
DH last year and now, he’ll have to
step up and catch but he receives
the ball well. We’ll move A.J. all
around the infield. Tyler will also
see some time at first base.”
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Bearden senior Anajae Stephney (30) lunges to defend a shot by William Blount’s Abbey
McGuire in last week’s district championship game at West High. The Lady Bulldogs
notched a 58-53 comeback to win the title.
Lady Bulldogs rally
to win district title
By Ken Lay
A top seed in the District
4-AAA girls basketball tournament didn’t come easily
for the Bearden Lady Bulldogs.
Nor did a district tournament championship.
Bearden found itself
down early but rallied back
to nab a title when it outlasted William Blount 58-53
in the district championship at West High School
on Monday, Feb. 22.
The Lady Bulldogs (25-5)
faced a 43-38 deficit heading to the final quarter
before finally getting things
together in the final frame.
“We knew that we were
going to get their best,”
Bearden coach Justin
Underwood said. “Our
seniors knew the scene.
They’ve been in these situations before and they’ve
played a lot of basketball.
“They’ve played a lot of
games in a championship
atmosphere and they came
up big for us tonight and I’m
just blessed to be able to
coach them.”
Bearden’s senior trio of
Chanler Geer, Anajae Stephney and Holly Hagood were
key to the Bulldogs’ comeback effort. Geer had a
key offensive rebound and
putback to pull Bearden to
within 43-42 early in the
fourth quarter and later
knocked down a huge shot
to trim the Lady Governors’ advantage to 48-47
with 4 minutes, 45 seconds
remaining.
Stephney had some
clutch buckets, crucial
rebounds and made a late
steal to set up a bucket by
Hagood. Hagood, Bearden’s
senior point guard, who sat
out several games due to
a back injury, scored off
Stephney’s steal and later
hit a 3-point shot with 2:02
left to give Bearden a 55-51
lead and put the game out
of William Blount’s reach.
Geer, who finished with
12 points (and had 16 in
the semifinals against
Hardin Valley Academy),
was named the tournament’s Most Valuable
Player. Hagood, who scored
six points over the final
eight minutes, was named
to the all-tournament team
along with Stephney and
sophomore guard Trinity
Lee, who scored 17 points
and knocked down three
jumpers from beyond the
3-point arc.
Hagood, who returned
to the lineup recently, was
ecstatic after the Bulldogs
claimed the district championship.
“This feels really good
because this was a really
big, really good team win,”
Hagood said. “We knew
what we had to do tonight
and we had each other’s
back.”
Things went Bearden’s
way in the end but Geer said
that the Bulldogs weren’t all
that sharp early.
“We weren’t playing our
game and we had 12 turnovers at the end of the first
half and that just wasn’t
us,” Geer said. “We definitely weren’t playing our
game but once we calmed
down and starting using
our strengths, we were able
to dig ourselves out of that
hole and come back.
William Blount coach
Todd Wright was able to
keep his team fresh early
as he made wholesale
substitutions throughout
the contest and Geer said
that made the Lady Governors (22-9) difficult to deal
with.
“They’re tough to play
because they just don’t
get tired,” Geer said. “They
can all play hard for about
two or three minutes at a
time and they don’t have to
worry about getting tired.”
William Blount certainly
didn’t seem too fatigued. It
was able to open a 46-42
advantage when Lexi
Campos knocked down a
3-point shot with 6:10 to
play. The Lady Governors
led until Stephney, who finished the game with nine
points, gave the Lady Bulldogs a 49-48 lead midway
through the final stanza.
After that, Bearden never
trailed again.
Roddy led William Blount
with 16 points and Campos
finished with 14 for the
Lady Governors, who were
their own worst enemy at
times last Monday night.
William Blount was an abysmal 4-for-16 from the free
throw line and Wright said
that was the difference.
“After we shook hands,
I asked the girls what the
difference in the game
was and they all looked at
me and said ‘free throws.’
Those are things that we
can control,” Wright said.
“I think our girls did a good
job executing our game
plan and I think they played
great.
“This stings because
you’re playing for a championship and nobody can
take [a championship] away
from you.”
Both the Lady Governors and Lady Bulldogs
advanced to host home
games in the Region 2-AAA
Tournament Saturday but
results were not available
at press time.
Three Powell players
sign college papers
Cont. from page 1
consecutive District 3-AAA
Tournament Championships. Both are eagerly
awaiting the 2016 season.
The new campaign looms
around the corner and
the duo is anticipating the
chase for a third straight
district title.
Like his high school
teammate, Payne was
impressed with his future
college coaches.
“I just wanted to play
baseball,” Payne said. “I
really liked the coaches [at
Cleveland State]. I felt like
I could talk to the coaches
and it was a good fit.”
Trusley, a football player
for the Panthers who recently played in the Border Bowl
(a high school all-star game
which features the best
prep football players from
Tennessee and Kentucky),
said he’s happy to be going
to college and playing the
game he loves close to East
Tennessee.
“I’m an hour away from
home,” he said. [Staying
close to home] wasn’t a
direct concern for me and
that didn’t really affect my
decision.”
He said that Cumberlands was the right place
for him.
“It’s not too big and it’s
not too small,” Trusley said.
“It felt like home and it was
the place where I wanted
to spend the next four
years.”
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‘The will to win’ carries
Heritage boys to first
district crown
By Steve Williams
Through a lifetime of coaching, Bill
Duncan knows something that’s hard
to beat.
“Everybody talks about winning,”
said Duncan, Heritage High’s veteran
boys basketball coach. “It’s not about
winning. It’s about the will to win.”
Duncan said his players had just
that going for them as they pulled out
a 67-64 overtime win over No. 3 seed
Bearden in the District 4-AAA tournament championship game Tuesday
night at West High School.
“The last three weeks we decided we had the will to do that and we
worked hard,” he added.
The reward was the Mountaineers’
first-ever district title.
“This is the second time in two
years we’ve been in the district championship – another school record,”
noted Duncan, who is in his fourth
season at Heritage and 43rd year
overall. “We’ve averaged 20 wins a
year the past three years. I’m really
proud of them. We’ve come a long
way.”
Actually, Heritage and Bearden
didn’t get to play the title game last
season due to a string of postponements created by wintry weather.
That wasn’t the case this year and
the nip-and-tuck contest went right
down to the wire.
With his team clinging to a onepoint lead, Heritage’s J.P. Pearson,
a 5-9 junior, took a charge with 11.4
seconds remaining – one of the biggest defensive plays in the game.
Teammate Blake Ervin was fouled
right away and made two free throws
to up the Mountaineers’ lead to
three.
Quez Fair’s 3-point attempt to tie hit
off the back of the rim. The Bearden
senior guard had made a 3-point shot
from the left wing with five seconds to
go in regulation to tie the game and
force overtime.
“It was a great high school game,”
said Bearden coach Mark Blevins.
“It was almost like every possession
was critical. Hats off to Heritage. They
played an outstanding game, Coach
Duncan did a sensational job and all
their kids played well. And our kids
did, too.”
Ervin, a 6-3 senior, scored 26
points, including 10 in the fourth
period and eight in overtime, to lead
Heritage, 22-12 and the No. 5 seed
in the tourney. Brandon Davis added
15 points, tournament MVP Cameron
Allison 14 and Lee Yates 10, including three big 3-pointers.
“When Lee comes off the bench
and makes two 3-point shots in
a game, we never lose,” revealed
Duncan.
Fair, the Bulldogs’ senior point
guard, took individual scoring honors
with 32 points, including nine in the
fourth and seven in OT. Trent Stephney, standout freshman guard,
chipped in 16 points and senior post
Jason Smith 15.
“You can’t say enough about Quez
Fair,” said Blevins. “He’s held this
team together through all the adversity we’ve had this year. He’s some
kind of leader.”
Bearden led 14-13 at the end of
the first period.
Yates’ 3-point shot from the right
wing with one second to go in the first
half kept Heritage within one (26-25)
and gave the Mountaineers momentum going into the dressing room.
The lead swapped hands eight
times in the third period. Smith’s
hook shot in the lane gave Bearden
a three-point advantage (40-37) and
Heritage couldn’t get a shot off in the
period’s closing seconds.
The Bulldogs stayed in front or tied
until Yates swished in a 3-point shot
from the left corner with 3:35 to go in
the fourth period. Heritage nursed a
slim lead down the stretch until Fair’s
dramatic trey evened the score.
Two foul shots by Allison gave Heritage a four-point lead (63-59) with
1:15 left in the extra period.
Bearden sophomore guard Dakota
McGowan, however, made two outstanding defensive plays to keep
LOT OF DEPTH: “They’re
a good group of boys,” said
Comer, who completed his
17th season at West Valley.
“They like each other. They
play hard for each other.
“I really think we were successful this year because of
the depth we had and they
had to work against some
good players at practice day
in and day out. I think that
really helped us prepare for
games like the finals.”
INSIDE JOB: “We really
needed to be fundamentally sound in boxing out
because their bigs get a lot
of passes thrown to them
and offensive rebounds,”
said Comer, “so we needed
to box them out or we were
going to be in trouble.”
Fulton captures
district title and
faces tough region
By Steve Williams
Jody Wright will be trying to take Fulton to the TSSAA
state basketball tournament for the 16th time this
season, but the veteran coach first must get through
a region full of roadblocks.
“This team has the potential to get to Murfreesboro, but so do about three other teams in our region,”
said Wright via e-mail Friday. “It will be a tough road
to make it out of the region, but the post-season is
always tough.”
The Falcons were scheduled to host Kingston in the
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Photo by Dan Andrews.
Bearden’s Dakota McGowan (1)
and Heritage’s J.P. Pearson battle
for a loose ball in Tuesday night’s
District 4-AAA Championship. The
Mountaineers outlasted the Bulldogs
67-64 in overtime.
his team in it. The first gem had him
intercepting the ball and throwing it
off a Heritage player’s leg and out of
bounds.
Fair cashed in with a layup and free
throw to make it 63-62.
McGowan then dove to the floor to
come up with a loose ball. Fair again
capitalized with two foul shots to put
Bearden ahead 64-63.
After Duncan called timeout with
35 seconds left, the Mountaineers
displayed their will to win, with Ervin
making a layup, Pearson absorbing
a charge and Ervin hitting two clutch
free throws.
Heritage and Bearden both earned
home court berths for Region 2-AAA
first-round games, which were scheduled this past Saturday. Heritage was
to host Central , while Bearden was
to entertain Powell.
ALL-TOURNEY: Blake Ervin, Brandon Davis, Calvin Keeble and Cameron Allison (MVP), Heritage; Quez
Fair, Trent Stephney and Jason Smith,
Bearden; Easton Upchurch and TD
Blackmon, Maryville; Nick Rogers and
Alexander Rather, Farragut.
Chuck Comer, This Milk’s for You
Cont. from page 1
to be the best defensive
team in the gym every night
and I think we played pretty
good defense the whole
tournament,” said Comer.
“That helped us and we
had some good offensive
trips down the court, too.
But overall I think it was our
defense.”
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Northwest handed West
Valley its worst loss of the
season, a 17-point defeat
in November, Comer said.
University. Trent is a standout freshman guard for the
Bulldogs, who were district
runners-up.
BALL IN THE FAMILY:
London Stephney, West
Valley guard who was
named the MVP of the Knox
County boys tournament,
has an older sister, Anajae,
and brother, Trent, who play
at Bearden High.
Anajae is a senior center
for the District 4-AAA tournament champion Lady
Bulldogs and has signed
with East Tennessee State
SO CLOSE: Cassie Norris
scored a basket inside with
55 seconds remaining to
put Halls ahead by two (3937) in its battle down to the
wire against Cedar Bluff in
the Knox County Middle
School girls title game. The
Lady Giants answered the
challenge, however, and
edged the Lady Demons
41-39 to take the gold.
Maryville smothers
Admirals, 50-25, to
salvage third place
By Steve Williams
Maryville’s sticky man-to-man defense never let Farragut get comfortable in the District 4-AAA basketball
tournament’s boys consolation game.
How sticky was it?
If the Admirals’ Nick Rogers, the district’s MVP in the
regular season, was chewing gum in last Tuesday night’s
contest, also known as The Game to Avoid Oak Ridge,
the Red Rebels could tell you the flavor.
Maryville held Farragut to 10 points in the first half
en route to a 50-25 victory. The Admirals labored to get
off decent shots in the 16 minutes before intermission,
much less make shots.
“They were up on us,” said Rogers, describing the
Maryville defense. “With it being the district tournament,
most teams are going to amp it up a little bit. I think they
did.
“That offensive total was probably as low as it gets for
us this season. We couldn’t hit the shots.”
Rogers, who scored 31 in the previous game between
the two teams, said Maryville did a lot of hand checking.
“The referees called it closer earlier in the season. They
were just letting them play tonight.”
Brothers Easton and Tristan Upchurch scored 17 and
12 points, respectively, to lead top seed Maryville (22-6)
to third place. They also combined to make seven of the
Rebels’ 10 treys.
Rogers, a 6-2 junior guard, was Farragut’s lone double
digit scorer with 11 points, 10 below his average.
Maryville led 13-6 after the first stop. Farragut reserve
Shawn McKay hit a 3-pointer from the right corner to pull
the Admirals within four early in the second period, but
they would manage only one point the remainder of the
quarter, while the Rebels piled up 15 points.
It was 36-18 at the end of three.
“It was more of taking away Nick Rogers than their
man-to-man,” said Farragut Coach Chris Cool. “Every
time he touched the ball, they would double team him.
He averages 21 points. He’s the heart of our offense. I’m
surprised other teams haven’t done it until now.
“And their defense was being real physical with him,
too.”
Cool figured about three times as many fouls were
called in his team’s semifinal game against Bearden.
“You have to adjust to how the game is being called,”
he said.
Despite the fourth place finish in the tourney, Rogers
said the Admirals had exceeded expectations this
season.
“I think they picked us sixth,” said Rogers. “We just
went game by game. I think we did pretty good this
season and it’s not over.”
Farragut was scheduled to play at highly regarded Oak
Ridge, the District 3-AAA champion, in opening round
Region 2-AAA action this past Saturday. Maryville was
slated to play at Karns, the 3-AAA runner-up.
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Public Relations: Tennessee’s Constant Failure
By Alex Norman
It. Just. Keeps. Getting. Worse.
Over the past few weeks, the University of Tennessee has made mistake after mistake in the eyes of the
public. Some of those errors are
serious in nature, others are fairly
inconsequential, and others are out
of their control.
But the hits, like the Led Zeppelin
IV album, just keep on coming.
On February 8th, a Title IX lawsuit
was filed in federal court, stating that
five former Tennessee student-athletes (four football, one basketball)
and one non-athlete assaulted six
women (the plaintiffs in the suit), and
that the University of Tennessee did
not take claims seriously.
“UT administration (Chancellor Jimmy Cheek), athletic department (Vice Chancellor and Athletics
Director) Dave Hart and football
coach (Butch Jones) were personally aware (as ‘appropriate persons’
under Title IX) and had actual notice
of previous sexual assaults and
rapes by football players, yet acted
with deliberate indifference to the
serious risks of sexual assaults and
failed to take corrective actions.”
Tennessee’s legal counsel Bill
Ramsey responded thusly. “In the
situations identified in the lawsuit
filed today; the University acted lawfully and in good faith, and we expect
a court to agree. Any assertion that
we do not take sexual assault seriously enough is simply not true. To
claim that we have allowed a culture
to exist contrary to our institutional commitment to providing a safe
environment for our students or that
we do not support those who report
sexual assault is just false.”
On the morning of February 16th
UT President Joe DiPietro gave his
“State of the University” speech.
He refused to comment on the Title
IX lawsuit, instead deferring to the
statement made by legal counsel.
“If you are affiliated with UT, there
is a lot to be proud of,” DiPietro said.
“But, in spite of these successes, we
recognize that, currently, there are
many issues that are overshadowing our progress and our efforts to
advance our university’s mission.”
This is where DiPietro needs to
lead, not hide behind their lawyers.
Peyton Manning has been mentioned in that Title IX lawsuit for an
incident involving a trainer back
in 1996. The lawsuit goes back
more than two decades, trying to
hammer home the fact that Tennessee has struggled in this area for
years. Having the most well known
representative of the University is
awful for both sides.
Then, on the evening of February
16th, former Tennessee offensive
lineman Mack Crowder was arrested on child sex charges in Florida,
reportedly admitting to police that
he solicited sex several times with an
undercover deputy he thought was
14 years old. Crowder’s final season
with the Vols was in 2015. He at one
time was thought of so highly that
he represented Tennessee at SEC
Media Days.
On February 17th, former Tennessee lineman Cosey Coleman was
arrested in Florida and charged with
felony counts of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and battery.
Coleman played on the Vols 1998
national championship team.
Those players are obviously no
longer with the program. But then the
February 29, 2016
evening of February 17th, Tennessee
defensive lineman Alexis Johnson, a
JUCO transfer that enrolled at Tennessee a month ago, was arrested
and charged with aggravated assault
by strangulation and false imprisonment of a woman. He was suspended
from team activities by Butch Jones
immediately and will reportedly
plead not guilty.
So in a 24 hour period Tennessee
had a recent alum, a long time alum,
and a current player arrested, all on
serious charges.
And while all of this was going on,
the silence from Butch Jones and
Dave Hart has been deafening. This
is when they need to say something…
anything… about how Tennessee is a
safe place for women, and how they
teach their student-athletes to be
respectful of women. Even a simple
press release would be more than
what they have done to date.
Jones finally spoke to the media
briefly before the Tennessee/LSU
basketball game on February 20th,
at which the football team was
scheduled to be honored for its win
in the Outback Bowl. Jones said,
“There’s no culture problem.”
Then, on February 23rd, all 16
varsity coaches spoke in a rare joint
press conference. They said that the
culture at Tennessee is good and
many of the perceptions that have
formed are inaccurate. Conspicuous in his absence was Dave Hart.
UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek wasn’t
there either, nor was any other UT
official.
Contrary to popular belief, you
can major in Public Relations at the
University of Tennessee.
Maybe one of these days the University of Tennessee will stop giving
those students so much to discuss
during lectures.
Fulton captures district title Versatile Bulldogs look to take next step on diamond
By Ken Lay
Continued from page 3
Region 2-AA quarterfinals this
past Saturday night. Other Region
2-AA games were to match Austin-East at Catholic, GatlinburgPittman at Christian Academy
of Knoxville and Alcoa at Union
County.
Fulton defeated Union County
78-54 in last week’s District 3-AA
championship game. CAK edged
Catholic 75-74 for the District
4-AA title.
“We played well in the district,”
said Wright. “I was pleased with
our effort and energy in both
games. Kentel Williams and Joe
Kimber both had good games for
us, as well as DaShaun McKinney
and Josh Berry.
“The challenge for the region
is to continue to play well and
focus on one game at a time. You
cannot get ahead of yourself this
time of year.”
Fulton has enjoyed much success on the hardwood through the
years under Wright. His teams won
Class AA state championships in
2008 and 2009 and were runners-up in 1996, 1998 and last
season.
Fulton also finished second in
the state tourney under Coach
Bob Fry in 1962 when there was
only one classification.
The Falcons lost to the Haywood Tomcats 47-33 in last year’s
title game.
In other district finals involving
local boys teams, Oak Ridge toppled Karns 88-62 in 3-AAA. Meigs
County held off Grace Christian
Academy 69-66 in 3-A.
In girls’ championship games,
Oak Ridge rolled past Campbell
County 52-34 in 3-AAA, Grainger
captured the 2-AA title with a
70-60 win over Chuckey-Doak
and Alcoa downed CAK 53-46 in
4-AA.
Webb School’s boys took top
honors in the Division II-A East/
Middle Region tournament with
a 65-49 win over Franklin Road
Academy. The Spartans were
scheduled to host University
School of Jackson Saturday in the
Division II Sub-State.
Webb’s girls, who finished third
in the region, were scheduled to
play at Harding Academy Saturday with a state tourney berth on
the line.
When Bearden High School baseball coach John Rice looks at his
2016 roster the biggest thing that
sticks out is versatility.
“We have a little bit of speed and
we have several guys who can play
multiple positions,” Rice said.
“We have at least three or four
guys who can consistently play three
or four different positions and if you
can hit, then I have to find a place to
put you in the lineup.
“I’m lucky to have guys who can
play several positions. I’ve had guys
who played in the outfield when they
were freshmen and moved to the
infield and never played in the infield
again.
The Bulldogs, who went 22-12 in
2015 and finished second in District 4-AAA before losing to eventual
Class AAA State Champion Hardin
Valley Academy, have also been
through the battles and are looking to draw upon their experience to
achieve success this season.
Bearden plays in a league that
features the likes of the Hawks,
state tournament regular and 2014
champion and 2015 runner-up Farragut, Maryville, William Blount and
an up-and-coming West High squad.
Rice makes no bones about the fact
that his Bulldogs may need a little
help from Lady Luck at times this
season.
“We’re going to have to have some
bounces go our way and we’re going
to have to stay on an even keel all
season,” Rice said. “We’re going to
have to avoid that emotional roller
coaster. We just can’t afford to play
that way and we’re going to have a
little luck.”
Bearden has a bevy of savvy
veteran returners including: David
Beam (a junior who is the reigning
district player of the year. He’s a top
left-handed pitcher who logged 39
innings on the mound. He also plays
in the outfield and first base. He hit
.459 and drove in 42 runs in 2015);
Bryson Ford (a senior and three-year
starter. He’s penciled in to start at
shortstop but Rice said he can play
anywhere on the diamond); Brady
Duncan (senior pitcher/infielder);
Brandon Trammell (junior, third baseman); Clark Poynter (junior, outfielder who can also play in the infield);
Paul Underwood (senior, pitcher);
Sean Walsh (senior, pitcher); Tyson
Beach (senior, catcher).
Rice said that he will also rely
heavily on sophomores Ross
McKenry (catcher) and Thomas
Wilson (pitcher/infielder).
All of Bearden’s returning players made significant contributions
when called upon last season. They
delivered timely and clutch hits. They
played solid defense and came up in
key spots on the mound last year.
Bearden is looking to advance out
of the district year but that might be a
tall order with teams like the Hawks,
Admirals and the Rebels from Blount
County, who will have a new coach
this year in Adam Sullivan.
Sullivan, who replaces longtime
coach Jim Gaylor, comes over from
Catholic where he guided the Irish
to two consecutive appearances in
the Class AA State Championship
Game.
“Nothing is easy in our league.
It’s the toughest in the state and
you have good coaches,” Rice said.
“Maryville is good. Farragut is good
and Hardin Valley is good. Then
you have William Blount and Heritage who are both tough. I’m sure
that West and Lenoir City have
improved.”
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February 29, 2016
Appearances
“You look good, Dr. Ferguson,” a patient recently told
me. She then asked, “How
do you feel?” Perhaps the
latter was just a pleasantry of conversation - something we all do. None of us
really expects or wants to
hear about another person’s aches and pains sometimes even doctors
tune out.
Though English is my
native language, my grade
school teachers were never
able to convince me of the
importance of studying a
language I’d already “mastered.” I am more of a grammarian than I used to be.
Perhaps this is why I no
longer awaken in a panic
having dreamed I was to be
tested on the Harbrace English textbook! I did notice
that my friend and patient
used vernacular phrasing
in complimenting me on my
appearance. It would have
been impolite though and
downright catty to tell her
she had incorrectly used
the adjective good instead
of the modifying adverb,
well. So I just thanked her
for the compliment and
said, “I’m doing fine.” You be
the judge from the recent
picture above.
A weeks ago I saw a friend
who has gone through the
“valley of the shadow of
death” due to cancer, radiation and chemotherapy. It
was her sallow complexion
which told me of her journey. Doctors are trained
to notice such things, but
I believe all of us intuitively recognize a rosy, healthy
complexion, and one that
is not.
Body language is often
more telling than our verbiage, at least for those of
us who are sighted. The fictional Superman was said
to have X-ray vision. What
pubescent boy has not fantasized similarly! More telling was Jesus’ ability to see
into the heart of a man and
his motives. I believe the
Master’s ability was more
than just the honed skills of
observation and more than
Bobby Drinnon’s skills of
“seeing” through empathy.
I have two friends who
lost their vision as adults
and now work with young
blind people to teach them
the characteristic body
mannerisms of the sighted.
During conversation, sighted people receive nuanced
information beyond words.
As an example, every man
knows when he’s said
something wrong; his wife’s
reaction is more telling than
any vocal disapproval. My
friends who are blind have
learned to listen more carefully. Too often during conversation I don’t listen carefully because I’m busy thinking of something to say or
just trying to avoid a social
faux pas. My friends amaze
me with their listening skills
and their conversational
mannerisms as they “look”
directly at me.
When I was in medical
school my peers and I often
played a game of observation to hone our clinical
skills. In a non malicious
way we would observe the
public and suggest diagnoses. A more recent example is the man who almost
fell on me at the Pops concert while descending stairs
in the semi-darkness. His
shortened, festinating (hurrying) gait, reduced arm
swing and tremor led me
to the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. I couldn’t
see his facial expression,
but I’m sure it would have
been masklike, as is typical
in this neurodegenerative
disorder.
I’ve always been interested in clinical diagnostic
skills. You often need these
skills in the middle of the
night or in the central highlands of Guatemala where
CT scans aren’t available.
Even non doctors draw conclusions from their observations, sometimes asking my
opinion of their diagnosis.
I’m especially interested
in gait issues in my geriatric
patients where falling is a
big problem. Gait issues are
also on my mind as I watch
my granddaughter Josie
learn to walk. You can see
her working to develop the
neural connections in her
cerebellum which will one
day produce fluid and coordinated movements. Pathologically, stroke patients can
have similar discoordinated movements and coarse
shaking as Josie now manifests due to her immature
brain.
This essay is not meant
to make you a neurologist
or even an internist who
once stayed in a Holiday
Inn Express. However, if
you see someone unable to
easily get up from a chair,
especially if they must use
their arms to push themselves to a standing position, you should assume
these folks are at high risk
of a fall due to weakness in
their quadriceps (thigh muscles). Similarly, weakness of
those muscles on the back
of the thigh (hamstrings)
which ease us down into
a chair also raise the risk
of a fall. Older folks sometimes find walking painful and therefore become
more sedentary. This contributes to weakening of the
thigh muscles which must
be resisted. Use those muscles or lose them is good
advice.
We’ve all seen people
with “inner ear” problems who seem to veer off
course. Obviously, this can
be dangerous. And others
with nerve damage may find
it difficult to raise their feet
and compensate with a high
stepping gait in order to prevent tripping. Throw rugs in
a home add warmth and are
beautiful, but can contribute to falls in folks with muscular and neurologic disorders.
An impor tant and
common problem in older
folks is what I call disequilibrium syndrome (dysfunction of equilibrium). Patients
often report that they’re
unsteady or dizzy, but this
is not vertigo. As we age
the collection and transmission of sensory information becomes impaired.
Our hearing decreases, the
sense of smell and taste
diminish and our vision
weakens. Often many of us
need bifocals later in life
and sometimes trifocals.
Dog Flipping 101
To stop the rising
flipping can be as easy
trend of dog flipping,
as taking candy from a
we must first underbaby unless you take a
stand the crime and
few easy steps to proways to prevent it
tect yourself and your
from happening. Dog
family pet.
flipping is on the rise
Let’s face it, dognapand it’s cruel, heartping, dog flipping, or
less, inhumane, and it By Howard Baker, whatever you want to
is a crime. Stealing a RN BSN
call it, it’s a crime. This
person’s dog and selltype of crime goes furing it on Craigslist is
ther than sentimental;
cowardly with disregard to their it’s emotional because there is
victims. You see, it is a crime a living breathing life involved.
against a family. There is the indi- This is a crime against a family
vidual, young and old alike, then making it super personal and
there is the dog. Yes the dog, emotional. The thieves see it as
I do not see the dog as a piece an easy way to make a buck at
of property, but as members of someone else’s expense. Many
the family and I treat them as times stolen dogs are sold to
such. A friend once suggested research laboratories, dog fightthat dogs only live in the moment ing rings, and puppy mills. In an
and I could not disagree more. HBO documentary titled “Dealing
Dogs know and remember their Dogs” it is estimated that there
families and are the silent vic- are nearly two-million companion
tims of this cowardly crime. Dog animals stolen each year. That
means every sixteen seconds a
companion animal is stolen and
in contrast there is an automobile stolen every forty-four seconds in the United Sates.
4 Steps to Protect
Your Pet
1.
Keep a watchful eye on
your pet even in your yard.
2.
Don’t leave your dog
unattended outside of a shop,
public area, or in a vehicle.
3.
Microchip or tattoo your
pet for identification.
4.
Spay and neuter your
dog to prevent puppy mill breeding.
These four steps are the staples of keeping your pet safe
while lowering their risk for petnapping. Consider keeping your
routines mixed up and out of the
norm. Thieves of all types usually case the neighborhood and
learn routines. Remember, every
sixteen seconds a pet is stolen.
Never leave your pet unattended;
it only takes a second for them to
vanish, and your pet is counting
on you to keep them safe.
If you find your pet missing
and you think you are a victim of
theft, make sure your pet is not
out touring the neighborhood. If
you determine your pet has been
stolen, gather as much information as you can from people in the
area, possibly security cameras.
Do your detective work and due
diligence. Call the police and file a
report. Post recent photographs
of your pet on social media, notify
animal control, veterinarian offices, animal shelters, newspapers
and radio stations. You may not
be alone. The important thing is
to get the word out and get it out
fast. Never underestimate the
When you first put on bifocals you understand lack of
depth perception and how
disconcerting and problematic this can be. Lastly,
some older folks have difficulty sensing their toes,
and compensate by watching where they step. People
with neuropathy often lean
forward to watch their step,
lifting their feet higher as
they walk. Watching their
difficulties is even unsettling for me.
Strokes cause additional
gait issues beyond just the
paresis which contributes
to falls. Patients may have
spasticity where their toes
turn inwards and scrape the
floor producing excessive
wear of the tips of shoes.
Stoke victims may also have
an inability to adequately lift
the affected leg producing
an audible scuffing of the
floor and a visible widened
compensatory swinging of
the leg called circumduction. Obviously, these debilities increase the risk of
falls.
Broken hips, a fractured
pelvis or crushed lumbar
vertebrae can be life threatening and cause misery.
You’ve heard that appearances can be deceiving, but
they can also be revealing.
Let’s pay attention and do
a better job looking after
each other and protecting
the frailest among us.
You may email Dr. Ferguson
at [email protected]
power of flyers and posters. Many
people are not on social media.
Dog flipping is a heartless
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mindful you will decrease your
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February 29, 2016
Legal & public notices
foreclosure
notices
NOTICE OF
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE’S SALE
WHEREAS, default has oc-curred in the
performance of the covenants, terms and
conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 24,
2007, executed by DAVID T ERVIN, conveying
certain real prop-erty therein described to PRLAP,
INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in
the Register’s Office of Knox County, Tennessee
recorded August 28, 2007, at Instrument Number
200708280018295;
and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said
Deed of Trust was last transferred and as-signed
to New Penn Finan-cial, LLC d/b/a Shellpoint
Mortgage Servicing who is now the owner of said
debt;
and WHEREAS, the under-signed,Rubin Lublin
TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute
Trustee by instrument to be filed for rec-ord in the
Register’s Office of Knox County, Tennessee.
NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given
that the entire indebtedness has been de-clared
due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin
Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly
ap-pointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and
authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute
Trustee will, on March 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM
at the North Side Entrance of the City County
Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902,
proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY,
the following described property situated in Knox
County, Tennessee, to wit:
SITUATED IN DISTRICT TWO (2) OF KNOX
COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND WITHIN THE 16TH
WARD OF THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
AND BEING KNOWN, AND DESIGNATED AS ALL
OF LOT 22, BLOCK L, COKER AND BUCHANAN`S
NORTH PARK ADDITION TO KNOXVILLE,
TENNESSEE, AS SHOWN BY MAP OF RECORD
IN MAP CABINET A, SLIDE 289-D (MAP BOOK 9,
PAGE 37)), IN THE REG-ISTER`S DEEDS OFFICE
FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH
MAP SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE
FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION.
Parcel ID: 082AB044
PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address
of the property is believed to be 2207 COKER
AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37917. In the event of
any discrepancy between this street address and
the legal description of the property, the legal
description shall control.
CURRENT OWNER(S): DAVID T ERVIN
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: KNOXVILLE
UTILITIES BOARD , WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL
BANK The sale of the above-described property
shall be subject to all matters shown on any
recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive
covenants, easements or set-back lines that may
be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances
as well as any priority created by a fixture filing;
and to any matter that an accurate survey of
the premises might disclose. This property is
being sold with the express reservation that it is
subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute
Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time.
The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale
to another day, time, and place certain without
further publication, upon announcement at the
time and place for the sale set forth above. All right
and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise,
homestead, and dower are expressly waived in
said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be
good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only
as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is,
where is, without representations or warranties
of any kind, including fitness for a particular use
or purpose.
THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT
A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC,
Substitute Trustee 119 S.
Main Street, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38103
www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php
Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846
Ad #94058:
2016-02-29 2016-03-07, 2016-03-14
NOTICE OF
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE’S SALE
WHEREAS, default has oc-curred in the
performance of the covenants, terms and
conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December
4, 2009, executed by JANE LYNELLE BENNETT,
conveying cer-tain real property therein de-scribed
to TITLE WORKS OF VA, as Trustee, as same
appears of record in the Reg-ister’s Office of Knox
Coun-ty, Tennessee recorded De-cember 11, 2009,
at Instru-ment Number 20091211-0040152;
and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said
Deed of Trust was last trans-ferred and assigned
to Na-tionstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion
Mortgage Compa-ny who is now the owner of
said debt;
and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Rubin Lublin
TN, PLLC, having been ap-pointed as Substitute
Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the
Register’s Office of Knox County, Tennessee.
NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given
that the entire indebtedness has been declared
due and payable, and that the under-signed,
Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or
his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power,
duty and authority vested and im-posed upon said
Substitute Trustee will, on April 7, 2016 at
10:00 AM at the City/County Lobby of the Knox
County Courthouse, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY,
the following described property situated in Knox
County, Tennessee, to wit:
118HA-015.00 SITU-ATED IN DISTRICT NO.
SIX (6) OF KNOX COUN-TY, TENNESSEE, WITHOUT THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
KNOXVILLE, BEING ALL OF LOT NO. 15 IN BLOCK
A OF WESTWARD STAR SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN
BY MAP OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 43-S, PAGE
16, REGIS-TER`S OFFICE FOR KNOX COUNTY,
TENNESSEE, SAID LOT FRONTING 163.6 FEET
ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF MERCURY DRIVE,
AND BEING MORE PARTICU-LARLY BOUNDED
AND DESCRIBED AS FOL-LOWS:BEGINNING
AT AN IRON PIN IN THE NORTHWEST LINE OF
MERCURY DRIVE, DIS-TANT IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION 1602.3 FEET FROM THE POINT
OF INTERSECTION OF MERCURY DRIVE WITH
YARNELL ROAD, AND MARKING COMMON
CORNER OF LOTS 14 AND 15; THENCE NORTH
26 DEG. 40 MIN. WEST WITH THE DIVIDING
LINE BETWEEN LOTS 14 AND 15, 207.7 FEET TO
AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTHEASTERN LINE OF
PROPERTY OF SMITH; THENCE WITH SMITH`S
SOUTHEAST LINE, SOUTH 60 DEG. 23 MIN.
WEST 212.1 FEET TO AN IRON PIN IN THE
NORTHEAST LINE OF PROPERTY OF GOEBEL;
THENCE WITH GOEBEL`S NORTHEAST LINE,
SOUTH 40 DEG. 27 MIN. EAST 202.7 FEET
TO AN IRON PIN IN THE NORTHEAST LINE OF
PROPERTY OF GOEBEL; THENCE WITH MERCURY DRIVE, NORTH 63 DEG. 20 M . EAST 163.6
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AS SHOWN
BY SURVEY OF WILLIAM W. ROSS, ENGINEER,
DATED JULY 3, 19690.
Parcel ID: 118HA-015.00
PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of
the property is believed to be 10765 Mercury
Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932. In the event of
any discrepancy between this street address and
the legal description of the property, the legal
description shall control.
CURRENT OWNER(S): JANE LYNELLE
BENNETT
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Lenoir City
Utili-ties, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN
DEVELOPMENT The sale of the above-described
prop-erty shall be subject to all matters shown
on any rec-orded plat; any unpaid taxes; any
restrictive covenants, easements or set-back
lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or
encumbrances as well as any priority created
by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an
accurate sur-vey of the premises might disclose.
This property is be-ing sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the
lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be
rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to
ad-journ the day of the sale to another day, time,
and place certain without further publi-cation,
upon announcement at the time and place for
the sale set forth above. All right and equity of
redemption, statutory or otherwise, home-stead,
and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of
Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the
undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute
Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is,
without representations or warranties of any kind,
including fitness for a particular use or purpose.
THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT
A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC,
Substitute Trustee 119 S.
Main Street, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38103
www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php
Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846
Ad #94116:
2016-02-29 2016-03-07, 2016-03-14
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE’S SALE
Sale at public auction will be on April 14,
2016 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the
North Side Entrance, City County Building, 400
Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, conducted by
the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth
herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed
by ROBERT HOLIFIELD, to PARK PLACE TITLE &
ESCROW, Trustee, on November 18, 2011, as
Instrument No. 201111220028269 in the real
property records of Knox County Register’s Office, Tennessee and re-filed as Instrument No.
201512180036886 in the real property records
of Knox County Register’s Office, Tennessee.
Owner of Debt: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC
The following real estate lo-cated in Knox
County, Ten-nessee, will be sold to the highest call
bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and
encumbrances of record:
THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS
COMMITMENT IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
SITUATED IN THE SIXTH (6TH) CIVIL
DISTRICT OF KNOX COUNTY, TEN-NESSEE,
AND WITHOUT THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE
CITY OF KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, AND BEING
KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS ALL OF LOT
NUMBER NINETEEN (19), FOXWORTH SUBDIVISION, UNIT 4, AS SHOWN BY MAP OF RECORD
IN MAP CABINET P, SLIDE 121-D, REG-ISTER`S
OFFICE, KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH
MAP REFERENCE IS HERE MADE FOR A MORE
PARTICU-LAR DESCRIPTION THEREOF.
BEING THE SAME PROP-ERTY CONVEYED
TO ROBERT HOLIFIELD FROM JEFFREY A.
COOK AND VIRGINIA R. COOK, BY WARRANTY
DEED DATED ___________, RECORDED ON
11/22/11, IN BOOK _____, PAGE _____, IN
THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR KNOX COUNTY,
TENNESSEE.
Tax ID: 046EC019/24913
Current Owner(s) of Proper-ty: ROBERT
HOLIFIELD
The street address of the above described
property is believed to be 8541 Rayworth Trial,
Powell, TN 37849, but such address is not part
of the legal description of the property sold herein
and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal
description referenced herein shall control.
SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS
IN POSSESSION.
THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE
DAY OF THE SALE TO AN-OTHER DAY, TIME
AND PLACE CERTAIN WITH-OUT FURTHER
PUBLI-CATION, UPON AN-NOUNCEMENT AT THE
TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH
ABOVE. THE TRUS-TEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUS-TEE
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE.
IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON,
THE PURCHAS-ER AT THE SALE SHALL BE
ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT
PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO
FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR,
THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE.
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: None
THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT
AND ANY INFORMATION OB-TAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
If applicable, the notice re-quirements of
T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met.
All right of equity of redemp-tion, statutory and
otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in
said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be
good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only
as Substitute Trustee.
If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the
State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or
the State of Ten-nessee Department of Labor or
Workforce Development are listed as Interested
Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of
this foreclosure is being given to them and the
Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental
entities’ right to redeem the property as required
by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.
This property is being sold with the express
reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may
be re-scinded at any time. If the sale is set aside
for any rea-son, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a re-turn of the deposit paid. The
Purchaser shall have no fur-ther recourse against
the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.
MWZM File No. 15-000286-670
JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS,
LORI LIANE LONG, JOHN R. ROAN,
Substitute Trustee(s)
Premier Building, Suite 404
5217 Maryland Way
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
PHONE: (615) 238-3630
EMAIL: [email protected]
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE’S SALE
Sale at public auction will be on April 4, 2016
on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North
door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as
identi-fied and set forth herein be-low, pursuant
to Deed of Trust executed by JERRI A TABOR,
to TITLE ENTERPRISE SERVICE CO. LLC,,
Trustee, on December 2, 2004, as Instrument No.
200412080046909 in the real property records of
Knox County Register’s Office, Tennessee and refiled as Instrument No. 201009280019306 in the
real property records of Knox County Register’s
Office, Tennessee.
Owner of Debt: THE BANK OF NEW YORK
MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NA-TIONAL
ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK
TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR RESIDENTIAL ASSET MORTGAGE PRODUCTS, INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFI-CATES SERIES 2005-RS3
The following real estate lo-cated in Knox
County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call
bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and
encumbrances of record:
SITUATED IN DISTRICT 4 OF KNOX COUNTY,
TENNESSEE, WITHOUT THE CORPORATE LIMITS
OF THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE AND BEING DESIGNATED AS A 1.00 ACRE TRACT LOCATED
ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF FLINT GAP
ROAD, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT ENTITLED
SUBDIVISION OF THE LOCKEY D PRYOR
PROPERTY, OF RECORDED AS INSTRU-MENT
NO 200702230068165, REGISTER`S OFFICE,
KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT
SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HERBY MADE FOR A
MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIP-TION.
BEING A PORTION OF THE SAME PROPERTY
CONVEYED TO JERRI TABOR, UNMARRIED, BY
WARRANTY DEED FROM AMOS A. PRYOR AND
LOCKEY B. PRYOR, FOR THEIR LIFETIMES WITH
THE LIFE ESTATE BEING MEASURED BY THE
LIFETIME OF THE SURVIVOR OF THEM, WITH
THE REMAINDER TO JOHN KEVIN PRYOR, DATED
DECEMBER 22, 2004, AND RECORDED ON
DECEMBER 8, 2004, IN INSTRUMENT NUMBER
200412080046908, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR
KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
FOR FURTHER REFER-ENCE PLEASE SEE CORRECTION WARRANTY DEED RECORDED 04/20/07,
INSTRUMENT NO 200704200085806.
THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO
ALL APPLICABLE RE-STRICTIONS, EASE-MENTS
AND BUILDING SETBACK LINES OF RECORD.
Tax ID: 097 16301
Current Owner(s) of Proper-ty: JERRI A
TABOR
The street address of the above described
property is believed to be 6311 Flint Gap Road,
Knoxville, TN 37914, but such address is not
part of the legal description of the property sold
herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the
legal description refer-enced herein shall control.
SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS
IN POSSESSION.
THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE
DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND
PLACE CERTAIN WITH-OUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON AN-NOUNCEMENT AT THE
TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH
ABOVE. THE TRUS-TEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUS-TEE
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE.
IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON,
THE PURCHAS-ER AT THE SALE SHALL BE
ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT
PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO
FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR,
THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE.
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: None
THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT
AND ANY INFORMATION OB-TAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
If applicable, the notice re-quirements of
T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met.
All right of equity of redemp-tion, statutory and
otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in
said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be
good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only
as Substitute Trustee.
If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the
State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or
the State of Ten-nessee Department of Labor or
Workforce Development are listed as Interested
Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of
this foreclosure is being given to them and the
Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental
entities’ right to redeem the property as required
by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.
This property is being sold with the express
reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may
be re-scinded at any time. If the sale is set aside
for any rea-son, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a re-turn of the deposit paid. The
Purchaser shall have no fur-ther recourse against
the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.
MWZM File No. 16-000077-670
JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P.
SELLERS, LORI LIANE LONG, JOHN
R. ROAN, Substitute Trustee(s)
Premier Building, Suite 404
5217 Maryland Way
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
PHONE: (615) 238-3630
EMAIL: [email protected]
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE’S SALE
Sale at public auction will be on April 4, 2016
on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North
door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as
identi-fied and set forth herein be-low, pursuant
to Deed of Trust executed by LISA DI-ANE PERRY
AND OLIVER PERRY, to WESLEY D. TURNER,
Trustee, on February 24, 2006, as Instrument No.
200603010072827 in the real property records
of Knox County Register’s Office, Tennessee.
Owner of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT
SECURI-TIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-W3
The following real estate lo-cated in Knox
County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call
bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and
encumbrances of record:
SITUATED IN THE FIRST (FORMERLY SECOND)
CIVIL DISTRICT OF KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE,
AND WITHIN THE THIRTEENTH WARD OF THE
CITY OF KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, AND BEING
LOT 39 OF THE EMMA AULT ADDITION TO THE
CITY OF KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, AS SHOWN
BY MAP OF SAME OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK
6, PAGE 37, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR
KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DE-SCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE NORTHERN
LINE OF MANSION AVE. AND THE WEST LINE OF
CONNEX AVE.; THENCE WITH THE NORTHERN
LINE OF MANSION AVE., SOUTH 63 DEG. 11
MIN. WEST 136.39 FEET TO A POINT IN THE
EAST LINE OF DALLAS STREET; THENCE WITH
THE EAST LINE OF DALLAS STREET, NORTH 35
DEG. 10 MIN. WEST, 75.00 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE NORTH 63 DEG. 52 MIN. EAST, 139.21
FEET TO A POINT IN THE WEST LINE OF CONNEX
AVE.; THENCE WITH THE WEST LINE OF CONNEX
AVE., SOUTH 33 DEG. 43 MIN. EAST, 69.93 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; AS SHOWN BY
THE SURVEY OF STANLEY E. HINDS, SURVEYOR,
DATED AUGUST 12, 1996.
BEING THE SAME PROP-ERTY CONVEYED TO
OLIVER L. PERRY AND WIFE, LISA D. PERRY FROM
EARTHA WYNN N/K/A EARTH GARNER AND
HUSBAND, RANDOLPH GARNER BY WARRANTY
DEED DATED FEBRUARY 24, 2006 OF RECORD
IN INSTRUMENT NO. 200603010072826, IN
THE REGISTER`S OFFICE, KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
Tax ID: 071PJ-040
Current Owner(s) of Property: LISA DIANE
PERRY AND OLIVER PERRY
The street address of the above described
property is believed to be 238 Dallas Street,
Knoxville, TN 37914, but such address is not
part of the legal description of the property sold
herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the
legal description refer-enced herein shall control.
SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS
IN POSSESSION.
THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN
THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY,
TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER
PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE
TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH
ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUS-TEE
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE.
IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON,
THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE
ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT
PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO
FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR,
THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE.
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: GEORGE
FER-GUSION, SR AND DR. YOUHANNA ALTAWIL
AND STERLING JEWEL-ERS INC. DBA MARKS
& MORGAN JEWELERS AND LVNV FUNDING
AS ASSIGNEE OF WELLS FARGO AND ARGENT
MORTGAGE CO AND THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE
THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT
AND ANY INFORMATION OB-TAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
If applicable, the notice re-quirements of
T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met.
All right of equity of redemp-tion, statutory and
otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in
said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be
good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only
as Substitute Trustee.
If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the
State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or
the State of Ten-nessee Department of Labor or
Workforce Development are listed as Interested
Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of
this foreclosure is being given to them and the
Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental
entities’ right to redeem the property as required
by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.
This property is being sold with the express
reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may
be re-scinded at any time. If the sale is set aside
for any rea-son, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a re-turn of the deposit paid. The
Purchaser shall have no fur-ther recourse against
the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.
MWZM File No. 16-000079-670
JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS,
LORI LIANE LONG, JOHN R. ROAN,
Substitute Trustee(s)
Premier Building, Suite 404
5217 Maryland Way
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
PHONE: (615) 238-3630
EMAIL: [email protected]
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE’S SALE
Sale at public auction will be on April 4,
2016 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the
North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville,
Ten-nessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee
as identi-fied and set forth herein be-low,
pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by KEITH
A. HARRISON, to MERIDIAN TITLE & ESCROW,
Trustee, on November 5, 2004, as Instrument No.
200411170041145 in the real property records
of Knox County Register’s Office, Tennessee.
Owner of Debt: DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST
COMPANY AMERICAS AS INDENTURETRUSTEE
FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF SAXON
ASSET SECU-RITIES TRUST 2005-1 MORTGAGE
LOAN ASSET BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-1
The following real estate lo-cated in Knox
County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call
bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and
encumbrances of record:
SITUATED IN THE EIGHTH (8TH) CIVIL DISTRICT OF KNOX COUN-TY, TENNESSEE, AND
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND KNOWN AS “SURVEY OF KEITH A. & DEBRA J. HARRISON” AS
SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT CABI-NET
P, SLIDE 86C, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR
KNOX COUNTY, TEN-NESSEE, TO WHICH MAP
SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A
MORE PARTICULAR DE-SCRIPTION. SAID PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH DWELLING DESIGNATED 8501 THORNGROVE PIKE.
BEING THE SAME PROP-ERTY CONVEYED
TO KEITH A. HARRISON AND DEBORAH J.
HAR-RISON, HUSBAND AND WIFE BY VIRTUE
OF A DEED DATED NOVEM-BER 17, 1997 AND
REC-ORDED IN THE AFORE-SAID REGISTER`S
OFFICE IN DEED BOOK 2268, PAGE 1073. ALSO
SEE QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM DEBORAH J.
HARRISON, UNMARRIED TO KEITH A. HARRISON,
UNMARRIED DATED ___________, AND
RECORDED IN THE AFORESAID REGISTER`S
OFFICE IN DEED BOOK 200411170041144,
PAGE _____________.
THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO
APPLICABLE RESTRICTIONS, BUILDING LINES
AND ALL EXISTING EASEMENTS; 10 FOOT
UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT INSIDE
ALL LOT LINES, PER PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT
CABINET I, SLIDE 29C, AND PLAT CABINET P,
SLIDE 86C; TV A POWER LINE EASEMENT AND
DRAINAGE DITCH AS SHOWN BY DEED BOOK
1537, PAGE 951; TRANS-MISSION LINE EASEMENT OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 645, PAGE
266, AND GREENBELT TAX SAVINGS SUBJECT
TO RECOVERY IF STATUS CHANGES OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 2198, PAGE 484, SAID
REGISTER`S OFFICE.
THIS PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO ALL
APPLICA-BLE EASEMENTS, PER-MISSIVE USE
AGREE-MENTS AND RE-STRICTIONS OF RECORD
IN THE KNOX COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS`
OFFICE. ALSO CON-VEYED ARE ALL RIGHTS
IN AND TO ANY AND ALL APPLICABLE EASEMENTS AND PERMISSIVE USE AGREEMENTS OF
RECORD AT THE REGIS-TER OF DEEDS OFFICE
FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
THE ABOVE LEGAL DE-SCRIPTION WAS
TAKEN FROM THE PRIOR DEED OF RECORD, NO
NEW BOUNDARY SURVEY WAS PERFORMED.
Tax ID: 086-034.01
Current Owner(s) of Proper-ty: KEITH A.
HARRISON
The street address of the above described
property is believed to be 8501 Thorn-grove Pike,
Knoxville, TN 37914, but such address is not part
of the legal description of the property sold herein
and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control.
SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS
IN POSSESSION.
THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE
DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND
PLACE CERTAIN WITH-OUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON AN-NOUNCEMENT AT THE
TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH
ABOVE. THE TRUS-TEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUS-TEE
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE.
IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON,
THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE
ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE DEPOSIT
PAID. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO
FURTHER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR,
THE GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE.
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: None
THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT
AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
If applicable, the notice re-quirements of
T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met.
All right of equity of redemp-tion, statutory and
otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in
said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be
good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only
as Substitute Trustee.
If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the
State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or
the State of Ten-nessee Department of Labor or
Workforce Development are listed as Interested
Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of
this foreclosure is being given to them and the
Sale will be subject to the applicable governmental
entities’ right to redeem the property as required
by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.
This property is being sold with the express
reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may
be re-scinded at any time. If the sale is set aside
for any rea-son, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a re-turn of the deposit paid. The
Purchaser shall have no fur-ther recourse against
the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s
attorney.
MWZM File No. 16-000184-670
JASON S. MANGRUM, J.P. SELLERS,
LORI LIANE LONG, JOHN R. ROAN,
Substitute Trustee(s)
Premier Building, Suite 404
5217 Maryland Way
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
PHONE: (615) 238-3630
EMAIL: [email protected]
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY
WHEREAS, Michael H. Ross executed a Deed
of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc. as nominee for E-Loan, Inc., Lender
and Lenders First Choice, Trustee(s), which was
dated February 18, 2004 and recorded on March
4, 2004 in Instrument No. 200403040082721,
Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds.
WHEREAS, default having been made in the
payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby
secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current
holder of said Deed of Trust, STRUCTURED ASSET
SE-CURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS
-THROUGH CERTIFI-CATES SERIES 2004-11XS,
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN IN-TEREST TO WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A., (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned,
Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by
an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the
Register of Deeds of Knox County, Tennessee,
with all the rights, powers and privileges of the
original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and
NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that
the entire indebtedness has been de-clared due
and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by
the Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned,
Brock & Scott, PLLC, Sub-stitute Trustee, by
virtue of the power and authority vested in it,
will on March 22, 2016, at 10:00AM at the
usual and customary location at the Knox County
Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, proceed to sell
at public out-cry to the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following described property situated in
Knox County, Tennessee, to wit:
SITUATED IN DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE (5)
OF KNOX COUNTY, TEN-NESSEE AND WITHIN
THE 43RD WARD OF THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE,
TENNESSEE BEING KNOWN AND DESIG-NATED
AS ALL OF LOT NUMBER SIXTEEN (16), BLOCK
“F” OF THE MAS-CARENE HILLS SUBDIVI-SION,
UNIT 7, AS THE SAME APPEARS OF REC-ORD
IN MAP CABINET E, SLIDE 381D (FORMERLY
MAP BOOK 71-S, PAGE 41) IN THE REGISTER’S
OFFICE FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND
ON SURVEY BY WADE B. NANCE, DATE JUNE 3,
1992 DRAWING #A10926 TO WHICH MAP AND
SURVEY SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE
FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIP-TION.
Source of Title: Book 2284, Page 476
(Recorded 04/29/98)
APN: 093 IK003
Parcel ID Number: 093IK003
Address/Description: 4136 Mascarene Road,
Knoxville, TN 37921.
Current Owner(s): (The Estate of) Michael H.
Ross.
Other Interested Party(ies): JPMorgan Chase
Bank, N.A.; Terry G. Vann; Rl REGI-TN OAK, LLC;
and Deere Credit, Inc..
The sale of the property de-scribed above shall
be subject to all matters shown on any recorded
plat; any and all liens against said property for
unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants,
ease-ments or set-back lines that may be
applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well
as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of
trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of
the prem-ises might disclose; and
All right and equity of re-demption, statutory
or other-wise, homestead, and dower are
expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the
title is believed to be good, but the undersigned
will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee.
The right is re-served to adjourn the day of the sale
to another day, time, and place certain without
fur-ther publication, upon an-nouncement at the
time and place for the sale set forth above.
This office is attempting to collect a debt.
Any infor-mation obtained will be used for that
purpose.
Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee
c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department
277 Mallory Station Road
Suite 115
Franklin, TN 37067
PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484
File No.: 15-21968 FC01
NOTICE OF
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE’S SALE
CANCELLED
WHEREAS, default has occurred in the
performance of the covenants, terms and
conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 20,
2004, executed by Douglas E. Adams, Paula G.
Adams, conveying certain real property therein
described to Charles E. Tonkin, II, as Trustee,
as same appears of record in the Register’s
Office of Knox County, Tennessee recorded
Octo-ber 22, 2004, at Instrument Number
200410220033980;
and WHEREAS, the benefi-cial interest of said
Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned
to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLD-ERS OF THE CWABS, INC.,
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200415 who is now the owner of said debt;
and WHEREAS, the under-signed,Rubin Lublin
TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute
Trustee by instrument to be filed for rec-ord in the
Register’s Office of Knox County, Tennessee.
NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given
that the entire indebtedness has been de-clared
due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin
Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly
ap-pointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and
authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute
Trustee will, on March 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM
at the North Side Entrance of the City County
Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902,
proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY,
the following described property situated in Knox
County, Tennessee, to wit:
SITUATED IN DISTRICT NO. SIX (6) OF
KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WITHOUT THE
CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, AND BEING KNOWN AND
DESIGNATED AS LOT 29, MEADOWCREST
SUBDI-VISION, UNIT I, AS SHOWN ON THE
PLAT OF THE SAME OF RECORD IN PLAT
CABINET M, SLIDE 302-C, REGISTER`S OFFICE,
KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAT
SPECIFIC REFER-ENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR
A MORE PARTICU-LAR DESCRIPTION. THIS
CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO ANY AND
ALL RESTRICTIONS, SETBACK LINES AND
EASEMENTS OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER`S
OF-FICE FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
Parcel ID: 038 HA 011
PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of
the property is believed to be 2818 Fawnridge
Ln, Knoxville, TN 37938. In the event of any
discrepancy between this street address and the
legal description of the property, the legal description shall control.
CURRENT OWNER(S): Douglas E. Adams,
Paula G. Adams
OTHER
INTERESTED
PARTIES:
Citifinancial,Inc., Palisades Collection LLC
Assignee of HSBC, U.S. Bank National Association,
as Trustee of CVI Loan GT Trust I The sale of the
above-described property shall be subject to all
matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid
taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or
set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior
liens or en-cumbrances as well as any priority
created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that
an accurate survey of the premises might disclose.
This property is being sold with the express
reservation that it is subject to confirmation by
the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may
be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to
adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time,
and place certain without further publication,
upon announcement at the time and place for
the sale set forth above. All right and equity of
redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead,
and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of
Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the
undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute
Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is,
without representations or warranties of any kind,
including fitness for a particular use or purpose.
THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT
A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE
USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC,
Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main
Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103
www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php
Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846
Ad #94027:
2016-02-29 2016-03-07, 2016-03-14
NOTICE OF
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE SALE
Default having occurred under the terms of
that certain Deed of Trust dated September 29,
2008, from Nadine King, of record as instrument
200809300022528 in the Knox County Register’s
Office, and the undersigned Substitute Trustee
having been so requested by Colony Village, LLC,
the holder of the indebtedness secured by said
Deed of Trust, notice is hereby given that the
undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell at public
auction to be held inside the front door of the City
County Building, on the Main Street level near
the Main Assembly Room, at 400 Main Street,
Knoxville, Tennessee, beginning at 10:00 a.m., or
as soon thereafter as possible, on Monday, March
21, 2016, the following described property:
5238 Blue Star Lane, Knoxville, TN
37914
Knox County tax map/parcel: 071AL-077
Complete legal description contained in
the Warranty Deed recorded as instrument
200809300022527 in the Knox County Register’s
Office
Said sale shall be made to the highest and
best bidder for cash and in bar of the statutory
right and equity of redemption, and all homestead,
dower, marital, or any other right or exemption
rights, as stated in said Deed of Trust, but subject
to any prior encumbrances, unpaid taxes and all
applicable easements and restrictions.
Other parties interested: None known
THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT
COLLECTOR.
Dated: February 23, 2016
Robert L. Kahn, Substitute Trustee
Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP
P.O. Box 39, Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 546-9321
Pub. dates: 2/29/16, 3/7/16, 3/14/16
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY
WHEREAS, Kimberly A. Mierzejewski and
Mike Mierzejewski executed a Deed of Trust to
Charter One Mortgage Corp., Lender and MidSouth Title Corporation, Trustee(s), which was
dated March 27, 2001 and recorded on March
28, 2001 in Instrument No. 200103280064252,
Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds.
WHEREAS, default having been made in
the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s)
thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and
the current holder of said Deed of Trust, Citizens
Bank NA F/K/A RBS Citizens NA, (the “Holder”),
appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC,
as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly
recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds
of Knox County, Tennessee, with all the rights,
powers and privileges of the original Trustee
named in said Deed of Trust; and
NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that
the entire indebtedness has been declared due and
payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the
Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned,
Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by
virtue of the power and authority vested in it,
will on March 15, 2016, at 10:00AM at the
usual and customary location at the Knox County
Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, proceed to sell
at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following described property situated in
Knox County, Tennessee, to wit:
SITUATED in the Sixth (6th) Civil District
of Knox County, Tennessee, and without the
corporate limits of any municipality in the State
of Tennessee, and being known and designated
as all of Lot Number Eight (8), SMITHFIELD
SUBDIVISION, as shown by map of record in Map
Cabinet L, Slide 328A, Register’s Office, Knox
County, Tennessee, to which map reference is here
made for a more particular description thereof.
BEING the same property conveyed to
Kimberly A, Mierzejewski and husband, Mike
Mierzejewski by deed dated March 13, 2001 and
recorded as Instrument No. 200103280064251 in
the Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee.
Parcel ID Number: 142JM008
Address/Description: 313 Heathermoor
Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934.
Current Owner(s): Kimberly A. Mierzejewski.
Other Interested Party(ies): TN - Department
of Revenue; Southern Motion, Inc.; James D.
Hutchinson; Capital Investments, Inc.; Wendy L
Lattimore; American Furniture Manufacturing;
Erlander Health Systems; University Heart
Surgeons; Department of Labor and Workforce
Development; WJTT FM; and Knoxville
Cardiovascular.
In addition, this sale shall be subject to
the right of redemption by the TENNESSEE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TAX ENFORCEMENT
DIVISION, pursuant to T.C.A. 67-1-1433(c)(1)
by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record
in: Instrument 200609070021445; Instrument
200701120057145. Notice of the sale has been
given to the State of Tennessee in accordance
with T.C.A. 67-1-1433(b)(1).
The sale of the property described above shall
be subject to all matters shown on any recorded
plat; any and all liens against said property for
unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants,
easements or set-back lines that may be
applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well
as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of
trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of
the premises might disclose; and
All right and equity of redemption, statutory
or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly
waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is
believed to be good, but the undersigned will
sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The
right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale
to another day, time, and place certain without
further publication, upon announcement at the
time and place for the sale set forth above.
This office is attempting to collect a debt.
Any information obtained will be used for that
purpose.
Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee
c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department
277 Mallory Station Road
Suite 115
Franklin, TN 37067
PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484
File No.: 15-21187 FC02
February 29, 2016
www.knoxfocus.com
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NOTICE OF
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE’S SALE
WHEREAS, default has occurred in the
performance of the covenants, terms and
conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 26,
2006, executed by SHIRLEY DAVIS, CLIFFORD
C. SILER, conveying certain real property therein
described to WESLEY D. TURNER, as Trustee,
as same appears of record in the Register’s
Office of Knox County, Tennessee recorded
November 2, 2006, at Instrument Number
200611020038131;
and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said
Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned
to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as
Trustee, in trust for registered Holders of Long
Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-11 AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2006-11 who is now
the owner of said debt;
and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin
TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute
Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the
Register’s Office of Knox County, Tennessee.
NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given
that the entire indebtedness has been declared
due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin
Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly
appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and
authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute
Trustee will, on March 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM
at the City/County Lobby of the Knox County
Courthouse, located in Knoxville, Tennessee,
proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY,
the following described property situated in Knox
County, Tennessee, to wit:
SITUATED IN DISTRICT 8 KNOX COUNTY,
TENNESSEE TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT AN IRON
PIN IN THE SOUTHERN LINE OF PINE GROVE
ROAD DISTANT IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION
1200 FT. MORE OR LESS FROM THE POINT
OF INTERSECTION OF PINE GROVE ROAD
AND STRAWBERRY PLAINS PIKE ALSO BEING
COMMON CORNER BETWEEN MARVIN U. NEAL
(WD 2106/1074) AND THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED; THENCE ALONG DIVIDING LINE
BETWEEN NEAL AND THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED S. 3 DEG. 19 MIN. W. 355.15 FT.
TO AN EXISTING IRON PIN IN THE NORTHERN
LINE OF KLM INVESTMENTS LLC (WD 2234/949);
THENCE WITH KLM INVESTMENTS LLC N. 84
DEG. 40 MIN. W. 167.09 FT. TO AN EXISTING
IRON PIN IN THE EASTERN LINE OF PROPERTY
BELONGING TO KLM INVESTMENTS; THENCE N.
3 DEG. 20 MIN. E. 355.06 FT. TO AN EXISTING
IRON PIN IN THE SOUTHERN LINE OF PINE
GROVE ROAD; THENCE ALONG WITH PINE
GROVE ROAD S. 84 DEG. 41 MIN. E. 167 FT .
TO AN IRON PIN, THE POINT OF BEGINNING
ACCORDING TO SURVEY OF BRUCE MCCLELLAN,
TN RLS # 696 DATED 12-1-99 TO WHICH
SURVEY SPECIFIC REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE
AND INCORPORATED HEREIN AS IF COPIED
VERBATIM. SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENTAL
ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES
AND REGULATIONS IN EFFECT THEREON. FOR
PRIOR DEED REFERENCE SEE INSTRUMENT #
199912210046408 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE
FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
TAX ID # 084 037
PROPERTY ADDRESS: 7024 PINE GROVE
ROAD, KNOXVILLE, TN 37914
Parcel ID: 084 037
PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of
the property is believed to be 7024 PINE GROVE
RD, KNOXVILLE, TN 37914. In the event of any
discrep-ancy between this street address and
the legal description of the property, the legal
description shall control.
CURRENT OWNER(S): SHIRLEY DAVIS,
CLIFFORD C. SILER
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: CACH, LLC,
CAPITAL ONE BANK , GAULT FINANCIAL LLC
, MIDLAND FUNDING LLC AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO TARGET NATIONAL BANK The sale
of the above-described property shall be subject to
all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid
taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or
set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior
liens or encumbrances as well as any priority
created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that
an accurate survey of the premises might disclose.
This property is being sold with the express
reservation that it is subject to confirmation by
the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may
be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to
adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time,
and place certain without further publication,
upon an-nouncement at the time and place for
the sale set forth above. All right and equity of
redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead,
and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of
Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the
undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute
Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is,
without representations or warranties of any kind,
including fitness for a particu-lar use or purpose.
THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPT-ING TO
COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED
WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC,
Substitute Trustee
119 S. Main Street, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38103
www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php
Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846
Ad #93809: 2016-02-22 201602-29, 2016-03-07
TRUSTEE’S NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust, dated May
8, 2003, William F. Purdy, Single, conveyed
the following described premises to John W.
Routh, Trustee, to secure the indebtedness due
therein, and said Deed of Trust being of record
in Instrument Number 200305130103871 in
Register’s Office, Knox County, Tennessee, and
WHEREAS, Christine W. Palmer and her
son, Larry S. Palmer, their, successors and/or
assigns, the owner and holder of the indebtedness
due therein, has appointed A. Nicole Troutt,
as Substitute Trustee, which Appointment of
Substitute Trustee is of record in Instrument
Number 201601290044077, in Register’s Office,
Knox County, Tennessee.
THEREFORE, NOTICE is hereby given that
default having been made in the payment of the
indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust,
and said default having existed for more than thirty
(30) days, the undersigned Substitute Trustee, by
virtue of the authority vested and having been
requested to do so by the owner and holder of said
indebtedness, to advertise and sell the property
described on Thursday, March, 10, 2016, at
11:00 a.m., at the Northern most entrance from
Main Avenue near the Main Assembly Room on
M-Level of the City/County Building in Knoxville,
Knox County, Tennessee, proceed to offer for sell
at public outcry to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in bar of all statutory right and equity
of redemption, the following described property;
to-wit:
SITUATED in District Seven (7) of Knox
County, Tennessee, lying within the 17th Ward
of the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, and being
described in two (2) tracts of land as follows:
TRACT NO. 1: BEING all of Lot No. 20 in
Block 26 in the Oakwood Addition to Knoxville,
Tennessee, said lot fronting 50 feet on the East
side of Harvey Street and running back easterly
between parallel lines about 125 feet, more or
less, as shown on Map of said Addition.
TRACT NO. 2: BEING known and designated
as Lot 21, Block 26, Oakwood Addition, as shown
on the Map of same of record in Map Book 5, page
187 in the Register’s Office for Knox County,
Tennessee, to which map specific reference is
hereby made for a more particular description.
Said lot fronting 50 feet on the East side of Harvey
Street and extending back between parallel lines
to an alley.
BEING the same property conveyed William
F. Purdy, single by Warranty Deed of even date
herewith from Christine W. Palmer, recorded in
the Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee,
bearing Instrument Number 200305130103870.
THIS CONVEYANCE is made subject to all
applicable restrictions, easements and building
setback lines as shown of record in the Knox
County Register’s Office.
Property bears the address of: 2314 and
2318 Harvey Street, Knoxville, TN 37917
Subordinate Lienholders or interested parties:
Knox County Trustee and City of Knoxville
The property will be sold free from the equity
redemption, homestead, dower and all other
exemptions of every kind, all of which were hereby
expressly waived under the provisions of the
above stated Deed of Trust. The above property
will also be sold subject to any and all easements,
restrictions, prior encumbrances, unpaid taxes,
and to any matter that an accurate survey of the
premises might disclose. The right is reserved to
rescind or adjourn the day of the sale to another
day certain without further publication, upon
announcement at the time set for the above.
This is an attempt to collect a debt, and
any information obtained will be used for that
purpose.
A. NICOLE TROUTT,
SUBSITITUTE TRUSTEE
101 Dalton Place Way
Knoxville, TN 37912
865-524-1636
BPR#021726
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Default having been made in the payment of
the debts and obligations secured to be paid by
Deed of Trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated February
24, 2012, and recorded as Instrument No.
201202270047044, in the Register’s Office for
Knox County, Hollis L. Hoffmeister, Jr., single
widower, (“Grantor”) conveyed in trust to Thomas
R. Underwood, as Trustee for Knoxville Teachers
Federal Credit Union, a certain tract of land
located in Knox County, Tennessee, and the owner
of the debt secured, Knoxville Teachers Federal
Credit Union, having requested the undersigned
to advertise and sell the property described in
and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said
indebtedness having matured by default in the
payment of a part thereof, at the option of the
owner, this is give notice that the undersigned will,
on March 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., at the CityCounty Building, outside the large assembly room,
Knox County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public
outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the
following described property, to wit:
SITUATED in District No. Nine (9) of Knox
County, Tennessee, and without the corporate
limits of the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, and
being known and designated as Tract 1 and Tract
2, of the Property of H.L. Hoffmeister, as shown
by map to be forthwith recorded in the Register’s
Office for Knox County, Tennessee, and being more
particularly bounded and described as follows:
TRACT 1: BEGINNING at an iron pin in
northwestern line of McCammon Road, said point
of beginning being located 839.69 feet, more or
less, in a northeasterly direction from the point of
intersection of the northwestern line of McCammon
Road with the centerline of Martin Mill Pike if
projected; a common corner with the southeast
corner of Tract 2 below; thence from said beginning
point, North 27 deg. 30 min, West, 240.73 feet to
an iron pin; thence; South 58 deg. 05 min. West,
180 feet to an iron pin; thence South 58 deg. 05
min. West. 11.40 feet to an iron pin in the line of
T. R. Wells; thence with the line of Wells, North 32
deg. 23 min. West, 1038.95 feet to an iron pin in
the line of James M. Blalock; thence with the line
of Blalock, North 63 deg. 12 min. East, 151.30 feet
to an iron pin; thence with the Blalock line, South
67 deg. 28 min. East, 303.94 feet to an iron pin,
corner to the property of Gaile Clapp; thence with
the line of Clapp, South 5 deg. 09 min. East, 14.70
feet to an iron pin; thence with the Clapp line, South
36 deg. 55 min. East, to an iron pin, 697.37 feet,
corner to the property of John Wilson, Sr.; thence
with the Wilson line, South 37 deg. 44 min. East,
McCammon Road, South 52 deg. 44 min. West,
230.77 feet to an iron pin, the point of BEGINNING,
and containing 8.72 acres, as shown by survey of
Sehorn and Kennedy, Engineers, dated December
13, 1976.
TRACT 2: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the
northwestern line of McCammon Road, said point
of beginning being located 659.5 feet, more or
less, in a northeasterly direction from the point of
intersection of the northwestern line of McCammon
Road with the centerline of Martin Mill Pike if
projected; a common corner with the southeast
corner of Trace 3 being conveyed to the Grantee’s
herein by separate instrument of even date; thence
North 25 deg. 54 min. West, 244.72 feet to an iron
pin; thence North 58 deg. 05 min. East, 180.00 feet
to an iron pin; thence South 27 deg. 30 min. East,
240.73 feet to an iron pin in the northwestern line
of McCammon Road; thence with the northwestern
line of McCammon Road, South 55 deg. 18 min.
West, 93.19 feet to an iron pin; thence with the
northwestern line of McCammon Road, South 58
deg. 05 min. West, 86.96 feet to an iron pin, the
point of BEGINNING and containing 1.0 acre, as
shown by the aforesaid survey.
THERE IS ALSO CONVEYED the strip of land
intended to be conveyed to Hoffmeister and wife on
December 15, 1976, by the deed recorded in Deed
Book 1598, page 83, in the Register’s Office for
Knox County, Tennessee.
THERE IS SPECIFICALLY LESS AND EXCEPTED
from the above described property that portion
conveyed to Gary N. Slusher and wife, Brenda J.
Slusher, by deed from Hollis L. Hoffmeister, Jr. and
wife, Barbara B. Hoffmeister, dated June 25, 1987,
of record in Deed Book 1920, page 559, in the
Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee.
BEING the same property conveyed to Hollis L.
Hoffmeister, Jr. and wife, Barbara B. Hoffmeister,
by Warranty Deed from Charles H. Ward and wife,
Lunda Sue C. Ward, dated December 15, 1976,
recorded in Deed Book 1598, page 80, in the
Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee.
See Power of Attorney taken of Hollis L.
Hoffmiester appointing Shannon D. Tucker as
Attorney-in-Fact, dated April 23, 2009, recorded
as Instrument No, 201202270047043, in the
Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee,
This conveyance is made subject to applicable
restrictions, building setback lines, all existing
easements, and to all conditions as shown on the
recorded map.
The proceeds of the sale will be applied in
accordance with the terms and provisions of the
above-named Deed of Trust. Said sale is being
made upon the request of Knoxville Teachers
Federal Credit Union, the owner and holder of the
indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, due
to the failure of the makers to comply with all
provisions of the Deed of Trust.
Other parties interested as defined by Tennessee
statutes and to whom the agent for the Trustee has
given notice of the sale include the following: Knox
County, Tennessee, City of Knoxville.
The sale of the above-described property shall
be subject to all matters shown on any recorded
plat; any unpaid taxes; and restrictive covenants,
easements or set-back lines that may be applicable;
any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any
priority created by a fixture filing; and to any
matter that an accurate survey of the premises
might disclose. This property is being sold with the
express reservation that it is subject to confirmation
by the lender and/or agent for the Trustee. Should
the highest bidder fail to comply with the terms
of the bid at the public sale, then the agent for
the Trustee shall have the option of accepting the
second highest bid, or the next highest bid with
which the buyer is able to comply.
This sale may be rescinded at any time. The
right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale
to another day, time, and place certain without
further publication, upon announcement at the time
and place for the sale set forth above. All right
and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise,
homestead, and dower are expressly waived in
said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be
good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only
as agent for Trustee, and subject to the approval
of the Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where
is, without representation or warranties of any
kind, including fitness for a particular purpose.
same with the Clerk and Master of the above
named court on or before the earlier of the dates
prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will
be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 23rd day of February, 2016
Estate of DONALD T. CHAMBERS
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
DORIS K. CHAMBERS, Executrix
3715 Guinn Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
Jedidiah C. McKeehan
Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman & Leveille, PLLC
Agent for Trustee
1111 Northshore Dr, Ste N-290
Knoxville, TN 37919
865 588-1096
LARRY D. PERRY
Attorney at Law
11464 Saga Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
COURT
NOTICES
NOTICE
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF CROCKETT
COUNTY
AT ALAMO TENNESSEE
NOTICE
No. 10022
TO: Andy Tamborino, whereabouts unknown.
You are hereby commanded to serve on Harold
E. Dorsey, Petitioners’ attorney, whose address
is 5 South Johnson Street, Alamo, Tennessee
38001, an answer to the Petition for Termination
of Parental Rights and Adoption which is sworn
to and filed against you in the case of Crystal
Jeaneen Reynolds and Justin Davis Reasons vs.
Andy Tamborino, in the above Court, within thirty
(30) days after the last publication hereof, or
judgment by default will be taken against you for
the relief demanded in the Petition.
It is ordered that this Notice be published for
four (4) consecutive weeks in The Knoxville Focus,
a weekly newspaper, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
EDITH B. JACKSON
Docket Number 77283-2
Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of EDITH B. JACKSON who died Nov
20, 2015, were issued the undersigned by the
Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox
County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured,
against his or her estate are required to file the
same with the Clerk and Master of the above
named court on or before the earlier of the dates
prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will
be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 8th day of February, 2016
Estate of EDITH B. JACKSON
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
CHERYL H. CARDWELL, Executrix
1808 River Shores Dr
Knoxville, TN 37914
ANNE McKINNEY
Attorney at Law
1019 Orchid Ave
Knoxville, TN 37912
PUBLISH: 2/22/2016 & 2/29/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
ROBERT D. BUTLER
Docket Number 77333-1
Notice is hereby given that on the 22nd day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of ROBERT D. BUTLER who died Dec
7, 2015, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk
and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County,
Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident,
having claims, matured or unmatured, against his
or her estate are required to file the same with the
Clerk and Master of the above named court on or
before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or
(2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 22nd day of February, 2016
Estate of ROBERT D. BUTLER
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
KAREN B. HUNLEY, Executrix
6406 Spring View Lane
Knoxville, TN 37918
ROBERT W. GODWIN
Attorney at Law
4611 Old Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37918
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
DONALD T. CHAMBERS
Docket Number 77340-2
Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of DONALD T. CHAMBERS who died
Jun 2, 2015, were issued the undersigned by the
Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox
County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured,
against his or her estate are required to file the
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
MILDRED KNIGHT COCKRUM
Docket Number 77339-1
Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of MILDRED KNIGHT COCKRUM who
died Jan 8, 2016, were issued the undersigned
by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court
of Knox County, Tennessee. All persons, resident
and non-resident, having claims, matured or
unmatured, against his or her estate are required
to file the same with the Clerk and Master of the
above named court on or before the earlier of the
dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims
will be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 23rd day of February, 2016
Estate of MILDRED KNIGHT COCKRUM
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
ROY E. COCKRUM, Co-Executor
445 S Gay St, Ste 306
Knoxville, TN 37902
CAROLYN A. COCKRUM, Co-Executor
445 S Gay St, Ste 306
Knoxville, TN 37902
P. NEWMAN BANKSTON and
STEPHEN A. McSWEEN
Attorneys at Law
PO Box 2047
Knoxville, TN 37901
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
ROBERT KENNETH CROSSLAND
Docket Number 77297-1
Notice is hereby given that on the 10th
day of February, 2016, letters testamentary in
respect of the Estate of ROBERT KENNETH
CROSSLAND who died Nov 10, 2015, were
issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of
the Chancery Court of Knox County, Tennessee.
All persons, resident and non-resident, having
claims, matured or unmatured, against his or her
estate are required to file the same with the Clerk
and Master of the above named court on or before
the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2)
otherwise their claims will be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 10th day of February, 2016
Estate of ROBERT KENNETH CROSSLAND
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
REBECCA CROSSLAND, Executrix
514 Dixon Road
Knoxville, TN 37934
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
BARBARA N. CRUTCHFIELD
Docket Number 77346-2
Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of BARBARA N. CRUTCHFIELD who
died Sep 16, 2015, were issued the undersigned
by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court
of Knox County, Tennessee. All persons, resident
and non-resident, having claims, matured or
unmatured, against his or her estate are required
to file the same with the Clerk and Master of the
above named court on or before the earlier of the
dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims
will be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 24th day of February, 2016
Estate of BARBARA N. CRUTCHFIELD
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
LINDA CRUTCHFIELD, Executrix
2901 Bradley Lake Lane
Knoxville, TN 37921
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
VIVIAN ATCHLEY DEBORD
Docket Number 77309-1
Notice is hereby given that on the 12th day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of VIVIAN ATCHLEY DEBORD who died
Jan 4, 2016, were issued the undersigned by the
Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox
County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured,
against his or her estate are required to file the
same with the Clerk and Master of the above
named court on or before the earlier of the dates
prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will
be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 12th day of February, 2016
Estate of VIVIAN ATCHLEY DEBORD
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
WILLIAM RANDALL DEBORD, Co-Executor
5132 W Emory Rd
Powell, TN 37849
RICHARD SAMUEL DEBORD, Co-Executor
5132 W Emory Rd
Powell, TN 37849
CAROLYN LEVY GILLIAM
Attorney at Law
10805 Kingston Pike, Ste 200
Knoxville, TN 37934
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
CHRISTOPHER GEORGES
Docket Number 77326-3
Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of CHRISTOPHER GEORGES who died
Sep 8, 2015, were issued the undersigned by the
Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox
County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured,
against his or her estate are required to file the
same with the Clerk and Master of the above
named court on or before the earlier of the dates
prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will
be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 19th day of February, 2016
Estate of CHRISTOPHER GEORGES
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
JOY GEORGES McCABE, Executrix
307 Dominick Point
Knoxville, TN 37934
LAUREN S. BROWN
Attorney at Law
110 Cogdill Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
LORALEE ELINOR BOEGLY
Docket Number 77318-1
Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of LORALEE ELINOR BOEGLY who died
Dec 12, 2015, were issued the undersigned by the
Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox
County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured,
against his or her estate are required to file the
same with the Clerk and Master of the above
named court on or before the earlier of the dates
prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will
be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 17th day of February, 2016
Estate of LORALEE ELINOR BOEGLY
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
WILLIAM GEORGE BOEGLY, Administrator
312 Masters Rd
Hixson, TN 37343
BILL W. PETTY
Attorney at Law
705 Gate Lane, Ste 202
Knoxville, TN 37909
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
JOSEPH VINCENT PALAZZOLO
Docket Number 77314-3
Notice is hereby given that on the 22nd day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of JOSEPH VINCENT PALAZZOLO who
died Dec 5, 2015, were issued the undersigned
by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court
of Knox County, Tennessee. All persons, resident
and non-resident, having claims, matured or
unmatured, against his or her estate are required
to file the same with the Clerk and Master of the
above named court on or before the earlier of the
dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims
will be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 22nd day of February, 2016
Estate of JOSEPH VINCENT PALAZZOLO
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
GEORGE MANOLARAS, Administrator
503 SE Ruby Ct
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984
DAVID S. REXRODE
Attorney at Law
102 Chaho Rd
Knoxville, TN 37934
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
INEZ SUE SHELTON
Docket Number 77347-3
Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day
of February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect
of the Estate of INEZ SUE SHELTON who died
Dec 23, 2015, were issued the undersigned by the
Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox
County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured,
against his or her estate are required to file the
same with the Clerk and Master of the above
named court on or before the earlier of the dates
prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will
be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 24th day of February, 2016
Estate of INEZ SUE SHELTON
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
ROSEMARY ORR, Administratrix
3400 Tazewell Pike #C-1
Knoxville, TN 37918
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
nOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
KIMBER W. YOST
Docket Number 77330-1
Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of KIMBER W. YOST who died Jan 12,
2016, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk
and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County,
Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident,
having claims, matured or unmatured, against his
or her estate are required to file the same with the
Clerk and Master of the above named court on or
before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or
(2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 19th day of February, 2016
Estate of KIMBER W. YOST
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
LISA W. GAMMELTOFT, Executrix
110 Cogdill Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
NATALIE J. IVEY
Attorney at Law
110 Cogdill Rd
Knoxville, TN 37922
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Estate of
ROBERT T. MIDDLEBROOKS
Docket Number 77334-2
Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of
February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect of
the Estate of ROBERT T. MIDDLEBROOKS who
died Jan 15, 2016, were issued the undersigned
by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court
of Knox County, Tennessee. All persons, resident
and non-resident, having claims, matured or
unmatured, against his or her estate are required
to file the same with the Clerk and Master of the
above named court on or before the earlier of the
dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims
will be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 23rd day of February, 2016
Estate of ROBERT T. MIDDLEBROOKS
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
ANNE McKISSICK, Executrix
901 Graves St
Knoxville, TN 37915
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
Estate of
BARKLEY J. BARTON
Docket Number 77323-3
Notice is hereby given that on the 18th day
of February, 2016, letters testamentary in respect
of the Estate of BARKLEY J. BARTON who died
Jan 17, 2016, were issued the undersigned by the
Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox
County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured,
against his or her estate are required to file the
same with the Clerk and Master of the above
named court on or before the earlier of the dates
prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will
be forever barred.
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the
first publication of this notice if the creditor
received an actual copy of this notice to creditors
at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four
(4) months from the date of this first publication;
or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor
received an actual copy of the notice to creditors
if the creditor received the copy of the notice less
than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four
(4) months from the date of first publication as
described in (1) (A); or
(2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s
date of death
This the 18th day of February, 2016
Estate of BARKLEY J. BARTON
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE(S)
WANDA GRADY, Executrix
2504 Pressnell Lane
Knoxville, TN 37924
PUBLISH: 2/29/2016 & 3/7/2016
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The Knoxville Focus
February 29, 2016
Legal & public notices
NON-RESIDENT
NOTICE
TO: JAY KANNEGEITER
IN RE: ROBIN DENISE STILES NEEL v. JAY
KANNEGEITER
NO. 187373-1
IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX
COUNTY, TENNESSEE
In this Cause, it appearing from the Complaint
filed, which is sworn to, that the Defendant JAY
KANNEGEITER, a non-resident of the State of
Tennessee, or whose whereabouts cannot be
ascertained upon diligent search and inquiry, so
that the ordinary process of law cannot be served
upon JAY KANNEGEITER, it is ordered that said
Defendant, JAY KANNEGEITER, file an Answer
with the Clerk and Master of the Chancery
Court at Knoxville, Tennessee and with GLEN B.
RUTHERFORD, an Attorney whose address is 418
South Gay Street, Suite 204, Knoxville, TN 37901
within thirty (30) days of the last publication or
a judgment by default will be taken against you
and the cause will be set for hearing Ex-Parte as
to you before Chancellor John F. Weaver at the
Knox County Chancery Court, Division I, 400 Main
Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. This notice
will be published in The Knoxville Focus newspaper
for four (4) consecutive weeks.
This 11th day of February, 2016.
/S/ HOWARD G. HOGAN
Clerk and Master
To be published: 2/15/2016, 2/22/2016,
2/29/2016 and 3/7/2016
misc.
NOTICES
Legal Section 94
Knox County will receive bids for the following
items & services:
Bid 2346, Radios and Antennas (revised date),
due 03-18-16;
Bid 2351, Building Re-Roofing Services, due
03-22-16;
RFP 2352, Midway Area Community Plan, due
03-22-16;
Bid 2353, CAC Summer Milk Deliveries, 2016,
due 03-22-16
For additional information call 865-215-5777,
stop by the Purchasing Division, 1000 North
Central St., Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37917,
or visit our website: www.knoxcounty.org/
purchasing. To bid on Knox County surplus items,
go to www.govdeals.com.
Notice of Auction
In compliance with TCA 66-14-102 thru 6614-106 the following cars will be sold on March
17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm @ Chestnut Street Transport
& Recovery, Inc. 5000 Rutledge Pike Knoxville, TN
37914, if total bill is not paid by date of sale.
2000 Nis Maxim JN1CA31A9YT205090
2006 Che Subur 3GNEC16Z96G114406
2002 Sat VUE 5GZCZ63B42S804181
2002 Sat L Ser 1G8JU54F72Y533210
2001 Maz Prote JM1BJ225910469275
2000 Pon Sunfi 1G2JB1249Y7193664
2002 Mit Lance JA3AJ26E82U079217
1988 Bui LeSab 1G4HR54C4JH411653
1998 Mer Sable 1MEFM50U0WA621271
1988 Che S10 1GCBS14E1J2126081
1994 Acu Legen JH4KA768XRC015109
1995 Che Astro 1GBDM19W7SB257039
1999 Dod Duran 1B4HR28Y4XF647469
Notice of Auction
The owner and/or lien holders of the following
vehicles are hereby notified of their rights to pay
all charges and reclaim said vehicles being held at
5929 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912.
Failure to reclaim this vehicle will be deemed
a waiver of all rights, title and consent to dispose
of said vehicle at public auction 9.00 a.m. March
3, 2016
2001 ford Windstar van 2fmda58411ba71349
Notice of Auction
The following described vehicles impounded/
repaired/towed will be sold at public and/or private
auction in compliance with the Tennessee Public
Acts 1967, Chapter 240, house Bill 379. The sale
will be held at Jim’s Garage & Wrecker Service
Vehicle Impoundment Lot located at 5906 Walden
Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919.
These vehicles have been checked through
the files of the Commissioner of Revenue, Title
Section, Division of Motor Vehicles, Department
of Revenue, State of Tennessee. In appropriate
cases, the vehicles have been checked in other
states and the owners and/or lienholders have
been notified by certified mail. In those instances
where no vehicle identification/serial number or
license number was available, this Public Notice in
the newspaper will comply with the law.
The failure of the owner/lienholder to exercise
classifieds
CEMETERY
LOTS
real estate
for rent
BURIAL PLOT AT LYNHURST
CEMETERY. ASKING $2700
OBO. 956-648-1545
GIBBS AREA, 2 BDRM, 1 BA,
computers
for sale
their rights to reclaim any vehicle listed below, not
bearing a VIN/Serial number, shall be deemed a
waiver of all rights and title and authorization to
sell said described vehicle(s).
1991 Toyota Camry, #4TISV24E9MU412987;
2004
Mitsubishi
Gallant,
#4A3AB36FX4E091926;
1992 Chevy Cavalier, #1G1JC1443N7101667;
2002 Dodge Caravan, #2B4GP44392R741520;
1977 GMC, #TGR3374500785;
2006 Jeep Liberty, #1J4GK58K56W240110;
2003 Cadillac CTS, #1G6DM57N630123233;
2000 Chevy Impala, #2G1WH55K5Y9268241;
2002 Chevy Trailblazer, #1GNDT135422218906;
2011 Toyota Yaris, #JTDBT4K38B1400223;
1997 Nissan Maxima, #JN1CA21D8VM520652;
2001 Lexus L5430, #JTHBN30F410018176;
1997 Nissan Altima, #1N4BU31D8VC206548;
2004 Ford Focus, #1FAHP38294W111092;
1998 Saturn, #1G8ZK527XWZ285314;
2002 Nissan Maxima, #JN1DA31D42T448148;
1988 Chevy Corsica, #1G1LT5113JY64D191;
2009 Honda Accord, #1HGCG5545YA006207;
2000 BMW, #WBADM6340YGU13432;
1999 Chevy Cavalier, #1G1JF5246X7203047;
2005 Nissan Sentra, #3N1CB51D35L517859;
1998 Chevy Lumina, #2G1WN52KX29285952;
2000 Toyota GT, #JTDDR32T9Y0031355;
2007 Toyota Camry, #JTNBE46K973067369
Notice of Auction
The following described vehicles impounded/
repaired/towed will be sold at public and/or
private auction in compliance with the Tennessee
Public Acts 1967, Chapter 240, house Bill 379.
The sale will be held at Volunteer Towing Vehicle
Impoundment Lot located at 5906 Walden Street,
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919.
These vehicles have been checked through
the files of the Commissioner of Revenue, Title
Section, Division of Motor Vehicles, Department
of Revenue, State of Tennessee. In appropriate
cases, the vehicles have been checked in other
states and the owners and/or lienholders have
been notified by certified mail. In those instances
where no vehicle identification/serial number or
license number was available, this Public Notice in
the newspaper will comply with the law.
The failure of the owner/lienholder to exercise
their rights to reclaim any vehicle listed below, not
bearing a VIN/Serial number, shall be deemed a
waiver of all rights and title and authorization to
sell said described vehicle(s).
2004 Dodge Caravan, 1D4GP24R74B553031;
2003 Saturn Wagon, #1G8JU84F53Y512276;
2001 Toyota Camry, #4T1BG22K11U839689;
2004 Ford Expedition, #1FMDU73K84UB30582;
2000 Ford F-150, #1FTZF1725YNA17412;
1996 Dodge 1500, #1B7HC16Y6TJ197669;
2000 Ford Taurus, #1FAFP53UOYA260606;
1999
Plymouth
Voyager,
254-8581 AFTER 5 PM
alterations
caregiver
Carpet Cleaning and/or
wrinkles removed. For an
estimate, call Edd. (865) 705-8501.
1 & 2 BDRM APARTMENTS,
FROM $375.+ www.
knoxapartments.net
CALL TENANT’S CHOICesm
(865) 637-9118
real estate
for sale
ceramic tile
installation
CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION
FLOORS, WALLS, REPAIRS
34 YEARS EXPERIENCE
JOHN 938-3328
HOME. MOTIVATED SELLER,
GREAT BUY, $67,500. CALL
309-7444 FOR MORE INFO.
COUNTRY SETTING: 2 BR, 1
BA, POWELL AREA, $400/MO +
DEP, 938-3628
ASSISTED LIVING
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HISTORIC WEDDING VENUE
BUILT IN 1886, SHANNONDALE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OFFERS A TRADITIONAL
WEDDING SETTING WITH
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
AND CENTER aISLE. CONTACT
WEDDING COORDINATOR,
SARAH WEBER 865-456-6923
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Come... Let Us
Treat You Like
Royalty.
North Knoxville’s Premier
Assisted Living Community
(865) 688-4840
5611 Central Ave. Pike
Conveniently located at Exit 108 (Merchants Rd.) off I-75
www.windsorgardensllc.com
electrician
computer
repair
COMPUTER REPAIR $65.
JAMES 237-6993
elder care
CNA NEEDS WORK. CARE
FOR ELDERLY IN HOME OR
FACILITY. 382-4443
...............................................
CNA LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB.
ELDERLY CARE IN YOUr HOME,
24/7. 684-6340.
lawn care
CEDAR RiDGE LAWN &
LANDSCAPE OWNER/
OPERATOR SEAN RAKES 7768838 CEDARRIDGELAWN@
YAHOO.COM
excavating
music
lessons
BOBCAT/BACKHOE /SMALL
DUMP TRUCK. SMALL JOB
SPECIALIST CELL 660-9645 OR
688-4803
MUSIC LESSONS, OUR STUDIO
OR YOUR HOME. GUITAR,
BASS, DRUMS. 865-661-8220
florist
painting
POWELL FLORIST AND
GIFTS 865-947-6105
POWELLFLORISTKNOXVILLE.
NET
gutter
work
Swim Lessons
Swim Lessons: Youth &
Adult Swim Classes. New
Classes begin each month.
Call the Jump Start
Program at Associated
Therapeutics for more
information. 687-4537
tax prep
tile &
laminate
gUTTER CLEANING,
INSTALLATION OF 5 INCH AND
REPAIR OF FASCIA BOARD
936-5907
GARY’S TILE & LAMINATE,
handymen
COMMERCIAL.
RESIDENTIAL AND
plumbing
CHILD CARE
S KNOXVILLE, 4 B4, 2 BA
Wedding
Venue for
rent
1991 Che C1500 2GCEC19H4M1115013
2006 Nis Altim 1N4AL11E36C125101
2001 Sat L Ser 1G8JU52F61Y502905
1989 Dod Dakot 1B7GG26X8KS112174
2005 Nis Altim 1N4AL11D95C384102
2010 Hon Accor 1HGCP2F38AA179116
1996 Pon Grand 1G2WJ12M9TF262151
2003 Mit Outla JA4LZ41G33U114538
1998 Toy Camry 4T1BG22K2WU245815
2002 Jag X-Typ SAJEA53C42WC13284
1994 GMC Safar 1GKDM15Z8RB547137
1998 Che Caval 1G1JC1243W7266381
1996 Mer Grand 2MELM74W9TX704632
1999 For Exped 1FMRU1863XLB25573
2004 Vol S80 YV1TS91Z341356087
1995 Mer S-Cla WDBGA33E7SA238895
WINDSOR
GARDENS
JOANNE’s ALTERATIONS
PANTS HEMMING $5,
SPECIALIZING IN JEANS CALL
JOANNE 579-2254
carpet
cleaning
fOUNTAIN CITY N. KNOXVILLE
real estate
for rent
In compliance with TCA 66-14-102 thru 6614-106 the following cars will be sold on March
17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm @ Cedar Bluff Towing, Inc.
623 Simmons Road Knoxville, TN 37932, if total
bill is not paid by date of sale.
1999 Che Caval 1G1JC1242X7106512
2004 Fre ST120 1FUJBBCGX4LM68463
2005 Bui Centu 2G4WS52J851146869
2001 Jee Chero 1J4FT48S61L574479
1994 Maz B-Ser 4F4CR12A3RTM13726
2007 For Tauru 1FAFP53U17A195909
2000 Toy Tundr 5TBRT3414YS003021
1997 Dod Intre 2B3HD46T2VH614987
2008 Suz XL-7 2S3DB217786109191
2001 Sat S Ser 1G8ZY12741Z108581
2006 BMW 2.5 WBAAE5400F0985791
1996 Geo Prizm 1Y1SK5269TZ044477
2004 Sat Ion 1G8AJ52F94Z176959
2003 Chr Town 2C4GP44323R353291
1998 Vol Jetta 3VWPB81H1WM251849
2011 Nis Altim 1N4AL2AP8BC178832
1993 Lex SC 40 JT8UZ30CXP0034006
2002 Nis Maxim JN1DA31A12T309682
2001 Che Silve 1GCGC24U31Z101643
2002 Toy Avalo 4T1BF28B82U251963
2000 Lex ES 30 JT8BF28G4Y0265812
service Directory
Caregiver in your home:
Live-in, excellent rates,
hourly available. Phone
312-5817
Employment
SEARS WESLO TREADMILL FOR
SALE, $60.
CALL 865-382-5668
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USED TIRES FOR SALE: CALL
FOR SIZING. 865-660-8800
Notice of Auction
$450/MO PLUS DEPOSIT. CALL
COMPUTERS FOR SALE 100
INCLUDES FLAT SCREEN
MONITOR, KEYBOARD,
MOUSE, WINDOWS 7 OR XP
& MICROSOFT OFFICE.JAMES
237-6993
items for
sale
#2P4FP2535XR450968;
1982 Trailer, #51GBU1017CL002834;
Chevy Tahoe, #1GNEC13V64R238812
Big Dawg Plumbing Drain
Cleaning, Sewer Septic
Water etc. 363-9877
Handyman and Son
Painting, drywall,
plumbing, Pressure
washing, gutter cleaning,
carpentry, flooring. Your
helping hand around the
house. (865) 242-6699 Bob
or (865) 219-1704
FREE ESTIMATES,
CALL 865-388-6364
tree services
rag service
home repair
ALL TYPES OF HOME
IMPROVEMENTS: MOBILE
WELDING, ELECTRICAL,
PLUMBING. STATE LICENSED.
REASONABLE RATES. CALL
865-705-0742
lawn care
Total Lawn
Complete Landscaping
Mowing * Maintenance
Irrigation
865- 661-3316
water
proofing
storage
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