Beech Grove Grizzly Basketball Beech Grove The Grainger Grizzlies November 26, 2008 schoolhouse served defeat Knights in a Volume 5 students until 1956 Hall of Fame game Number 48 Page 6 Page 17 50 cents I Serving Grainger and Surrounding East Tennessee Counties I Planning Commission The Grainger County Planning Commission unanimously agreed FORECLOSURE Monday to give State Planner Joe Barrett the administrative authority to German Creek condos going to highest bidder review plats that call for the By Jim Zachary subdividing of lots that are five acres GT Editor or more. Technically, a lot of five acres is not subject to county subdivision BEAN STATION – After owners regulations and does not need defaulted on bank loans, German Creek approval, but if developers choose to Resort condominiums will be sold at submit plats to the county, Barrett will auction Saturday, December 13, and there now be able to accept the plats and will be no minimum bids. recommend approval without The real estate agent handling the high- commission review. In other business, end luxury properties said this week it the planning commission cancelled its could be an opportunity for buyers to December meeting because of the purchase units for substantially less than holidays and is not scheduled to meet they were originally priced. again until January 26 at 7 p.m. at the Each condominium unit will be justice center. auctioned individually, going to the highest bidder. In October a foreclosure sale was held at Car Accident the Grainger County Courthouse after Four victims, including two Green Bank declared German Creek children, were transported to UT Partnership in default of its loan Medical Center following a two-car, agreement. However, according to Chad head-on crash Tuesday morning, Ragle of Furrow Auction Company in Knoxville, 21 units of the 64 units that according to Grainger County E911 make up the complex, remain unsold. Director Randy Holt. Holt said E911 Of the 21 units being auctioned off, 14 received a call around 7:30 a.m. are completely finished out, with the reporting the accident on Rutledge remaining seven described as being Photo by Ann Cason Pike below Joppa School. Holt said “mostly finished.” The condominiums known as The Bluffs at German Creek Resort will be auctioned Saturday, Highway 11W was closed for about 45 See Foreclosure, page 32 December 13. minutes until two Lifestar helicopters could transport three of the victims. The fourth victim was transported by EMS. Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. 100 pounds Crematorium lawsuit looms Holiday Closing of pot seized By Sarah McCarty GT Reporter Rocky Springs Road resident, said lawsuits Federal, state, county and city were nothing new and offices will be closed in celebration of BEAN STATION – Several citizens of By Sarah McCarty Bean Station continued to protest the maybe the city should the Thanksgiving holiday. The offices GT Reporter still fight the of Grainger Today will also be closed operation of a new crematorium even after the Board of Mayor and Aldermen said it crematorium. However, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, WASHBURN – Authorities seized an has no recourse in preventing the project, Brewer explained the city December 1. The Grainger County estimated 100 pounds of marijuana and Monday night. would be fighting a Courthouse will be closed November more than $70,000 during a search on the After enlisting the help of the city Mayor Brewer losing battle, saying the 27 through 29. north side of Clinch Mountain, Wednesday, attorney to help back the citizens in their attorney said it would be November 19. fight against the crematorium constructed at a lawsuit it couldn’t really win based on his Grainger County Sheriff James Harville, the corner of Highway 25E and Crossroad research and similar cases. “I’ll urge you to along with department investigator Derrick Drive, Mayor Rick Brewer said the do what you can, but the city’s gone as far Dalton, assisted members of TBI, the attorney’s response stated there was as it can,” Brewer said. judicial drug task force and district basically nothing the city could do without Douglas questioned the attorney’s attorney office investigators in the being sued. response, which he had received a copy of, See Pot, page 32 Concerned citizen Eddie Douglas, a See Crematorium, page 32 32 GRAINGER TODAY NOVEMBER 26, 2008 From Page One . . . U-Save Foreclosure from page 1 The original loan of $12 million was process can be found on the company’s made by Green Bank, August 19, 2005. In website at furrow.com October as part of the substitute trustee’s Representatives from Green Bank will be sale, it was declared, “German Creek and on-hand at the actual auction and will be German Creek Resort LLC are in default in offering special financing to qualified Hwy. 66 Plaza, Rogersville the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of the Note, and the Lender buyers. Furrow Auction representatives said they has declared the Note and all other have had numerous phone calls from both indebtedness related thereto immediately in-state and out-of-state perspective buyers due and payable.” and they expect a large crowd the day of the NEW GIFTWARE ARRIVING DAILY! Furrow Auction will be hosting three open house opportunities for potential buyers to view the properties, scheduled for December 5, 7 and 12. Ragle said that his auction. The event will be catered by Buddy’s Barbeque. The absolute auction is set to begin at 1 company has also accepted bids as part of a p.m. at the clubhouse adjacent to the During the entire month of December, pre-sale and information for the bidding condominiums, December 13. giftware is discounted 15-50% OFF! Crematorium from page 1 and thought maybe all avenues were not that it is or isn’t. You can get harmed by a Featuring University of Tennessee, Jim Shore, completely explored. He said he saw two options, that the citizens and the city of hamburger joint. I just don’t want to tell someone that absolutely no it will not harm. Bean Station could fight engineer Matt According to what’s been tested up to this Precious Moments & Willow Tree Collectibles Hatfield, who will operate the crematorium, and his Morristown partners or, “the point, we’re below health and safety hazards.” citizens sue Bean Station.” Brewer said that while the city had no “If that’s what you all feel like you need recourse, he thought if the residents could Gifts & Collectibles (423) 272-3882 to do, then do it,” Brewer said. “Our lawyer says there’s nothing we can do. Yeah, we get doctors’ opinions in writing that might help the citizens fight the crematorium. Pharmacy (423) 272-6408 probably made a mistake, and if I could correct it I would. Is this the type of No action was taken on the matter, but one resident said, “I don’t think this is the www.usavephcy.com business I prefer? No. But according to the law, this man has the right to operate his end of it,” and requested the board put the subject on the agenda for its next meeting, business,” Brewer said. Brewer went on to which will be held Monday, December 8. explain that when the crematorium was During the planning commission brought to the planning commission earlier meeting last month, Hatfield told citizens, this year, there were no citizens present to the crematorium will follow strict emission oppose it, and he did not think there was regulations, and they obtained proper anything to be concerned about since it is a permits, including one from the Tennessee common business throughout the country. Department of Environment and However, he said he had a problem with Conservation. He said the business would some of the responses John Allen, be under the required limit of emissions and Hatfield’s partner, of Allen Funeral Home the state-of-the-art facility includes a in Morristown, gave during a planning secondary combustion chamber and commission meeting last month where scrubber that will eliminate odors and citizens questioned crematorium developers reduce emission issues. and voiced concerns including emissions. In other business, the board discussed the In particular, Brewer said he did not like future of the old city hall building and Allen’s answer to two residents with health decided to make a decision whether or not conditions who live near the crematorium. to tear it down at its meeting next month. Both said their doctors warned that the Also, the city cancelled Christmas in the proximity of their homes to the Park this year due to lack of interest and crematorium would be bad for their health. time constraints. However, Brewer said that One resident asked, “Can you tell me that members of the Parks and Recreation Board that’s not gonna harm me, make me sick?” promise to bring the event back next year Allen answered, “I’m not going to tell you and make it bigger and better in 2009. Pot from page 1 execution of three search warrants in Authorities also searched the Thorn Hill Lay-A-Way Washburn. According to reports, authorities home of Donna Roberts, Friday, November Call about our available. discovered the marijuana and money when they searched the homes of Annie B. 21. Dalton said several pounds of a powdery substance and a significant WINTERIZATION SPECIAL!! Dreadin, 67, and Susan Denise Scearce, 38. Along with the alleged discovery of the amount of marijuana were found. Glenn Edward Coffey, 36, was arrested and MORRISTOWN YAMAHA illegal narcotics, six people, including Dreadin and Scearce were arrested. All the charged with possession of Schedule II drugs and possession of Schedule VI drugs 423-581-BIKE • 1-866-581-4552 defendants were charged with criminal conspiracy or selling and delivering with intent to sell or deliver. All suspects posted bond and are awaiting preliminary 1839 W. MORRIS BLVD • MORRISTOWN, TN Schedule VI drugs and Dreading, Scearce hearings in December. www.morristownyamaha.com and Jason E Harris, 29, were also charged According to Sheriff Harville, the with possession of Schedule VI drugs with investigation by the sheriff’s department intent to sell or deliver. Also charged were and TBI “had been in the works for quite Misty Leigh Harris, 27, Timothy M. Davis, some time,” and he said he expects 39, and Scottie L. Bailey, 39. additional charges at a later date.
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