District 7 School Board race going to a runoff

first_img I know you all worked extremely hard, now you got to do it again for the run-off! Got your running shoes on? Moore wins big, but unable to gain a majorityChristine MooreChristine Moore and Matthew Fitzpatrick are heading to a November runoff for the Orange County Public School Board’s District 7 seat that Moore has held for two terms. Moore won a decisive advantage over her opponents with 8,353 votes, but her 45% was not good enough to avoid a runoff. Fitzpatrick, a newcomer to politics, edged retired educator Isadora Dean with 4,589 votes (25%), to Dean’s 4,160 (23%), followed by Laura Rounds with 1,358 votes (7%). TAGSOCPS District 7 Previous articleLive Primary Election ResultsNext articleBlue Darters ranked #1 in AP Poll Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disappointed mom Christine You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 4 COMMENTS I’m ready Tenita. Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Fitzpatrick si a Teacher AND knows what needs to be sone! Positive Chango AND Teacher representación to Help SUPPORT Students Is THE need es ingredient… Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia Lets make decisions with children in mind. Elect Fitzpatrick. Elect people who know what they are talking about because they have “walked the talk”. It is time to trigger positive change.center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter September 1, 2016 at 6:17 am September 3, 2016 at 1:03 pm Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 August 30, 2016 at 9:41 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Lisa Camacho Szeto August 30, 2016 at 11:48 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Sky Loft / KUBE architecture

first_img “COPY” photographs:  Greg Powers PhotographyPhotographs:  Greg Powers Photography CopyHouses•Washington, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/540944/sky-loft-kube-architecture Clipboard Contractor: Save this picture!© Greg Powers Photography+ 21 Share Projects Sky Loft / KUBE architecture Sky Loft / KUBE architectureSave this projectSaveSky Loft / KUBE architecture Architects: KUBE architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 Year:  Photographs Project Designers:Janet Bloomberg, Andrew BaldwinCity:WashingtonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Greg Powers PhotographyText description provided by the architects. This two-story loft in Dupont Circle was completely transformed into an open space filled with light.  The verticality of the existing living/dining area is enhanced with a large opening in the floor above, which was made to feel larger with a frameless transparent glass railing (replacing a previous drywall enclosure).Save this picture!© Greg Powers Photography All ancillary rooms (kitchen, bathroom, closets, and staircase) are “hidden away” to preserve the purity of the primary two-story volume.  The kitchen was enlarged for function, and can “disappear” behind sliding doors.  Decorative shelving can also be exposed or hidden away. Save this picture!DiagramOn the second floor a line of closets that runs the length of the apartment are concealed behind white pivot doors, allowing for a great deal of unexpected storage.  The master bathroom is veiled behind large frosted glass panels, which serve as a visual focal point from the living room space below.  The central skylight provides natural daylight to every room due to the transparency of the design. Save this picture!© Greg Powers PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMaster Plan Revealed for Binhai Eco City in TianjinUnbuilt ProjectPenthouse Plata / GreenfieldSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeKUBE architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWashingtonHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 29, 2014Cite: “Sky Loft / KUBE architecture” 29 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream United States Houses Year:  Metrix Construction 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/540944/sky-loft-kube-architecture Clipboard “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Radio Kalima journalist Nizar Ben Hassen arrested

first_imgNews Radio Kalima journalist Nizar Ben Hassen was arrested at his home in La Chebba, 65 km north of the city of Sfax, by members of a special presidential unit. He had just posted video footage of the latest events in Chebba (http://www.facebook.com/sihem.bensedrine# !/video/video.php?v=1759035945488&comments) and was editing another video on the violence in Mahdia at the time of his arrest. He was freed two days later. January 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Kalima journalist Nizar Ben Hassen arrested Help by sharing this informationcenter_img Organisation RSF_en last_img

Facebook reviewing Molly Martens’ posts of Corbett children

first_imgBrother of slain Jason Corbett writes to US President expressing “dismay” at DA’s plea bargain offer to killers Molly Martens has jail term increased Print TAGSfacebookJason CorbettMolly martens Email Martens settles Jason Corbett wrongful death case Linkedin Family of Jason Corbett “devastated” after receiving “bombshell” news his killers will get bail after being offered “manslaughter” plea deal Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img NewsCrime & CourtFacebook reviewing Molly Martens’ posts of Corbett childrenBy Staff Reporter – June 27, 2018 8563 Previous articleOtto the otter brings environmental message to the cityNext articleDrought warning Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Talks on television series based on Jason’s story FACEBOOK has launched an internal review of all online postings involving convicted killer Molly Martens and the family of her victim, Limerick man Jason Corbett, since his murder almost three years ago.In an investigation that is expected to take some time, the social media giant said it would review the circumstances surrounding pictures posted by Molly Martens of the children she orphaned when she killed their father on August 2, 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The pictures are at the centre of an appeal by Jason’s sister Tracy Lynch to have them removed on the basis that they were ”heartbreaking, cruel and exhausting”.Speaking to the co-author of her book on her brother’s life and death, Tracey Lynch told Irish Independent journalist Ralph Riegel that she waged a three year battle with Facebook to have pictures of Jack and Sarah Corbett removed from Molly Martens’ social media page.Ms Lynch, who along with her husband David are now the legal guardians of the orphaned children said that the process took longer than the trial that resulted in the eventual conviction and imprisonment of Molly Martens and her retired FBI agent father Tom Martens for between 20 and 25 years.“For three years we have been trying to get Facebook to remove photographs of the children from Molly’s page”, the Limerick mother told the Irish Independent.The Martens were found guilty of killing of the 39-year-old Limerick man by beating him to death with a metal baseball bat and brick as he lay in bed. Mr Corbett had remarried and moved to the US after his first wife Margaret Fitzpatrick, Jack and Sarah’s mother, died from an asthma attack in 2006.The pictures at the centre of Ms Lynch’s appeal to Facebook were posted by Molly Martens as a bitter custody battle unfolded when she challenged her husband’s wishes that his children would return to Ireland in the event of his death.Even after Ms Lynch was awarded custody, Molly Martens continued to post pictures of the children on her Facebook page causing distress to the Corbett family.For almost three years, Ms Lynch pleaded with the social media giant to remove the pictures in light of the pending trial and eventual conviction but faced what she described as mounting bureaucracy.An internal review was launched by Facebook and some of the offending pictures were taken down. However, some images remain online as Ms Lynch issued another plea directly to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.Read more news here. Twitter Jason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain deal Facebooklast_img read more

Suit For Dissolution Of Marriage Between Couple Belonging To Notified Scheduled Tribe Is Not Maintainable Under Hindu Marriage Act: Tripura HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesSuit For Dissolution Of Marriage Between Couple Belonging To Notified Scheduled Tribe Is Not Maintainable Under Hindu Marriage Act: Tripura HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Sep 2020 11:30 PMShare This – xThe Tripura High Court has observed that marriage between persons who belong to Scheduled Tribes notified under Article 342 of the constitution of India cannot be dissolved by invoking provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1956.The bench comprising Justices S. Talapatra and SG Chattopadhyay observed that Section 15 of Special Marriage Act, 1954, provides a very complex structure for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Tripura High Court has observed that marriage between persons who belong to Scheduled Tribes notified under Article 342 of the constitution of India cannot be dissolved by invoking provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1956.The bench comprising Justices S. Talapatra and SG Chattopadhyay observed that Section 15 of Special Marriage Act, 1954, provides a very complex structure for registration of marriage and requires consideration of the Government.In this case, the District Court, allowing the suit filed under Hindu Marriage Act, by the husband, granted the decree of divorce on the ground of cruelty and desertion. In this case, the couple belonged to Tripuri community which is notified under Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. In the appeal before the High Court, it was submitted on behalf of the appellant wife that sub-section 2 of Section 2 of the Hindu Marriage Act provides that notwithstanding anything contained in subsection (1), nothing contained in the said Act shall apply to the members of any Scheduled Tribe within the meaning of clause 25 of Article 366 of the Constitution, unless the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, otherwise directs. So, the contention was that the suit for dissolution of marriage is not maintainable as no divorce can be granted on the basis of the suit filed under the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.The issues raised before the High Court were as follows: 1) whether the marriage was solemnized between the members of Scheduled Tribes notified under Article 342 of the constitution of India and within the meaning of clause 25 of Article 366 and as their marriage was solemnized as per Hindu rites and customs, can their marriage be dissolved under the provisions of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and (2) whether the adoption of Hindu customs and rites at the time of marriage by the intending persons to get married belonging to the Scheduled Tribe to get married can be treated as the conversion?Answering the first issue, the bench said that in view of section 2 (2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, the Act will have no application for purpose of dissolution of marriage etc. even though the marriage of the parties were solemnized as per Hindu customs and rites, inasmuch as on the basis of ethnicity, the Scheduled Tribes, within the meaning of clause 25 of the Article 366 of the Constitution have been specially and specifically excluded unless the Central government by notification may otherwise direct.Conversion is a conscious abandonment of the customs of the community or the religion and adoption of the religion which someone intends to be converted to. Regarding the other question, the bench observed that simply because the marriage has been performed following the Hindu customs and rites, it cannot be stated that parties intending marriage had been converted to Hinduism. It said: ” Conversion is a conscious abandonment of the customs of the community or the religion and adoption of the religion which someone intends to be converted to. None of the appellant and the respondent did not claim to have converted to Hinduism by abandoning their customs. Thus, there had been no conversion and by considering “conversion”, the Hindu Marriage Act cannot be applied.”Customary divorces are problematic, as no records are created. The court added that Section 15 of Special Marriage Act, 1954 provides a very complex structure for registration of marriage and in some occasions, the customs of the Scheduled Tribe come in conflict with that provision.”Section 15 of the Special Marriage Act provides for registration of marriages celebrated in other forms. The Central government is requested by this court to look into that provision having due regard to the customs and usages relating to the marriage of the notified Scheduled Tribes otherwise if the marriage between two members of the notified Scheduled Tribe is celebrated following the customary laws and the same is not registered, then there will be no statutory provision for dissolution of the said marriage. Customary divorces are problematic, as no records are created. From the experience, it has come to the knowledge of this court that the statutory embargo has been generating ingenious means for coming under the statutory provision for having dissolution of marriage. This matter requires immediate consideration of the Central Government. A copy of this order be sent to the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice for examining the aspect as noted above.”Case name: Rupa Debbarma vs. Tapash DebbarmaCase no.: MAT.APP 06 of 2018 Coram: Justices S. Talapatra and SG ChattopadhyayCounsel: Advocates P. K. Ghosh and S. Bhattacharjee Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Over 800 affected by power outages in Donegal

first_img Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Over 800 affected by power outages in Donegal Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Over 800 homes in Donegal are without power this morning, following multiple outages.The worst affected areas are Donegal Town with 250 homes without power, Creeslough with 170 and Ballyshannon with 135.The other affected areas include Newtowncunningham, Moville and Glenties.Update: Further outages have been reported in the Carndonagh and Cullion areas. The ESB currently estimate that most outages will be resolved by 1PM. Facebook By News Highland – February 24, 2020 center_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleDonegal dominate at major Draughts TournamentNext articleRenewed calls for tiered armed response unit in Donegal News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

20 further cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 27, 2020 Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp 20 further cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal this evening.The 14 day incidence rate for the county is the highest in Ireland and over double the national average at 216.1 per 100,000 of the population.7 more people across the country have died with Covid-19 and 206 additional cases have been confirmed.center_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleLUH remains extremely busyNext articleIreland to move to Level 3 on December 1st News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 20 further cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal Facebook Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters charts successful course

first_img Email the author Sponsored Content Hole sponsors were Colin McCrary and Auto Sports and Tee sponsors were Army Aviation, Witherington Group, SARHA, Lambda Chi Alpha, Dr. Patrician Block and Dr. Bonnie Cannon. The Hole-in-One sponsor was Sanbuck.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County has been serving children and families since 1998.Through the program, 227 children have been matched with adult mentors.“The need for mentors remains high,” Conner said. “Those who have the time and a place in their heart for children are encouraged to contact us to find out more about the opportunities to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters.”For more information, call 566-2454. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Next Up“This year the Tee It Up for Kids Sake golf tournament raised $10,000 for our programs and those dollars make a difference in the lives of a lot of young people,” Conner said. “Right now, we have 60 matches and that’s great but we also have 165 kids who are waiting for a match. Hopefully, the golf tournament generated greater awareness of Big Brothers Big Sister and created more interest.”The success of the tournament was due to two factors — those who teed it up for the kids and the sponsors of the event.The first place team in the tournament was Derick Bracewell, Warren Kelly, Mickey Dichiara and Seth Goree. Right on the heels of the low scorers were Stewart Taylor, Will Mullis, Mike Davis and Bob Lambert. The third place team was Rick Cochran, Matt Qualls, Jeramy Cline and Jerry Miller.” “We appreciate the support of all those who participated and I think they all had a really great time,” Conner said. “And, I can’t say enough to thank our sponsors. They really came through for us.”The Eagle sponsors for the tournament were Airtek Construction, Bell Outdoor Signs, DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys, First National Bank of Brundidge and Troy, Sanders Lead, Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wal-Mart DC 7019 and Robin Sullivan and Jimmy Barron.Troy Bank & Trust was the tournament’s appetizer and meal sponsor.Birdie sponsors were Alpha Tau Omega of Troy University, K&W Plastics, Pepsi Cola of Luverne, The Printing Press, Don Walker’s Western Wear and the Troy Exchange Club. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2009 Print Articlecenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories You Might Like Bonds revoked for two suspects Bonds for two charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery at a Troy home have been revoked. Ronald Demarkus Thomas, 25,… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Big Brothers Big Sisters charts successful course All of the dollars have been counted and all the t’s crossed and, by all accounts, the Tee It Up for Kids Sake golf tournament was a great success.The four-man scramble is an annual event of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County and all the proceeds benefit the organization’s programs.Melinda Conner, activities coordinator, said the golf tournament is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ major fundraiser and it is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the organization’s programs and a recruiting tool for the Bigs. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

A time to cook, and a time to refrain

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content And, I can pinpoint the exact day and time that I decided to put away the pots and pans and “go modern.”It was the day that I watched as a five-quart, blue speckled, enamel stock pot of highly seasoned butterbeans slid down and off the hood of the car and crashed on the street with a platter of fried chicken right behind it.I knew the folks at Brundidge United Methodist Church would not believe a story like that. I knew I couldn’t go to the homecoming potluck dinner empty handed. I didn’t even try.I went straight to Crowe’s Fried Chicken, bought two boxes of chicken livers, put them in a covered dish and presented my offering.Folks bragged on what I had brought. They didn’t ask if I had personally fried the chicken livers or how long it took or what the recipe was. They just “cleaned the platter.”Now, I’ve always been told that you take what you learn and apply it elsewhere. I’ve applied what I learned that day to everyday situations. It matters no more if the iron frying pan has rusted, the Corning ware has broken, if I’ve misplaced the lid to the pressure cooker or if the grease can or the flour bin is empty.I have a reputation with chicken livers.People expect that of me. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Some people say that you can eat out as cheaply as you can cook at home.That does not figure into the equation for me. I don’t care whether it costs more or less to eat out than it does to cook at home. My days of frying pork chops, washing turnip greens and peeling potatoes are done.That’s not to say that I won’t cook a big meal on special occasions — and there are two of those, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Thankfully, I have one of those behind me this year.The way I figure it is that I’ve done enough cooking in my lifetime. The Bible says there’s a season for everything—a time to cook and a time to refrain from cooking or something like that. I’m a believer. Skip Published 11:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2012 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author They expect me to bring chicken livers. I oblige them.Far be it from me to deny that my cooking days are behind me.Although I am not a modern Millie, there is one “new” way that I subscribe to and that’s “eating out.” Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day A time to cook, and a time to refrain Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Listen to Homer: Send Santa that letter “Dear Santa, I want an elf. Not a pretend elf. A real one, from the North Pole. If you’re real,… read more By Jaine Treadwell My granny said that your reputation follows you. So, you have to carve a good one for yourself.I have a reputation for chicken livers. She would be proud.My friend Bannie has a reputation for chocolate pies. She makes these “to die for” chocolate pies with a meringue six inches high. Every time there’s an eating, people expect her to bring chocolate pies.last_img read more

IT’S GONE: As wildfires ravage Gatlinburg, locals mourn loss of favorite vacation spot

first_img Sponsored Content IT’S GONE: As wildfires ravage Gatlinburg, locals mourn loss of favorite vacation spot Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Roadside fire spreads quickly, threatens nearby home A fire that started on the roadside three miles south of Brundidge around 12:44 p.m. Monday burned about four acres… read more Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell A structure and vehicle are damaged from the wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Rain had begun to fall in some areas, but experts predicted it would not be enough to end the relentless drought that has spread across several Southern states and provided fuel for fires now burning for weeks in states including Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)Almost exactly five years ago, Charles Adams watched as his stained glass studio south of Troy burned to the ground. Tuesday, his friend, Bob Dunwoody stood in anguish at the sight of the raging fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He feared that his store on Glades Road had been engulfed by the wildfires of the mountain area of the Volunteer State.“I talked to Bob this morning. His house was not threatened but he didn’t have much hope for his store,” Adams said. “He can’t get in there to see but he’s pretty sure the store burned.”What began as a three-acre fire a few days ago was fanned by high winds Monday, sending fire and embers toward the resort town of Gatlinburg. Tuesday, more than 14 fires were burning in the area around the mountain resort town. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Email the author Latest Stories Adams has participated in the Craftsman’s Fair at the Civic Center in downtown Gatlinburg each October and July since the early 1970s. He has many friends in the area.For more than 30 years, he and his wife, Mary, rented a cabin just off Cherokee Orchard Road and a rock’s throw from the home of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, who wrote the popular mountain song, “Rocky Top.”“From what I know, the cabin has not burned but the Park Vista, which is just up the mountain is gone,” Adams said. “We could stand on the porch and see that huge hotel. The Alamo Steak House, the ACE Hardware …. Gatlinburg … it’s gone.” Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “I just don’t know how Gatlinburg can recover from this. It’s such a popular tourist destination. This fire is going to have a devastating effect on the town and its people for a long time.”Adams, like so many who have visited Gatlinburg, has fond memories of the way it was and the way it will never be again.“But, we were just visitors there,” he said. “So many have lost so much. I feel today like I felt five years ago. Just heartsick at the loss.”Just a week ago, Lauren Chandler was zip lining in Gatlinburg and in awe of the beauty all around her.Today, much of the scenery that she was enjoying that day is little more than charred trees and blackened earth.“We stayed at a resort right behind Dollywood,” Chandler said. “We went past Dollywood and on up a one-way road to our cabin. When you stay in a cabin, you naturally take more things, so at the top of the rental policy was ‘Do Not Burn.’”Because of the drought conditions, tourists were being reminded constantly of the dangers of fire.“When I was growing up, I went to Gatlinburg often with my grandparents,” Chandler said. “It is a special place filled with memories.”Chandler’s recent trip to the mountains was a memory-maker with trips to the Dixie Stampede, The Comedy Barn and hiking, zip lining and walking around downtown Gatlinburg.”“I love being in Gatlinburg,” Chandler said. “It’s very busy and there’s so much to do.”When Chandler learned of the fires in Gatlinburg and saw the devastation on television, she was saddened for the 3,600 permanent residents of the small town, those who have businesses there and all of those who visit the Smoky Mountain National Park.“I hate it for everybody who lives there and works there,” she said. “Tourism is big business and the fire will have a tremendous negative impact. Already people are cancelling their reservations because of the fires and the loss of the beauty of the mountains.Chandler said the Gatlinburg area will be scarred for a long time. The devastating impact of the fires will be felt for years.“The trees are resilient and they will grow back, but it will be a long time before the hotels, restaurants and other businesses will be back. I hope the owners have enough insurance money to build back. Gatlinburg won’t be back the way it was, but I think it will be back. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Adams said attempts to reach two friends have failed.“I’m afraid they have been burned out,” he said.Adams has a longtime friend whose family was displaced when the Smoky National Park was established.“Martha’s family had a small farm way back in the mountains,” Adams said. “To make way for the park, they had to walk away from the mountain way of life they loved. Martha has a condo that overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains. She said she would always have that incredible view because the park was protected. But it was not protected from fire. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more