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Murder Will Out



Copyright 2015

In 1921, it was considered the most horrifying, gruesome murder in East Tennessee history.

Starting in Knoxville, with a sickening murder in Robertsville, Tennessee (pre-Oak Ridge), to an attempted bank robbery in Oakdale-this story has it all- ending with four men executed in Tennessee’s electric chair on the same day (a dark state record).

Murder Will Out


Co-Host Mark W. Griffith

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From Mark:

It seems like every 100 years, or so a sensational trial occurs in communities across the country. Most of them maintain only a local level of interest but occasionally some reach the attention of the national media. The story of George Lewis and Andrew Crumley reached a national audience; its horrific tale of a brutally cruel murder and attempted murder caught the ire and sympathy of the nation. After the sensational trial, verdict and death sentence, the country seemed to wait in anticipation for the execution. On March 1, 1922, Tennessee executed four men; national news headlines exploded with the news.
In the trials closing augments, prosecuting attorney W. H. Buttram predicted the trial would be, ‘….remembered a hundred years hence.’ But in reality, with justice being served quickly and inexorably, memories of the horror soon faded.
Murder Will Out rekindles some of the emotions undoubtedly felt at the time and attempts to honor the memories of two innocent lives that fell victim to such a despicable plot.housinghour_bookcover_700x900-01

Murder Will Out


Mark W. Griffith
Co-host: The Housing Hour



The Housing Hour -Air Date 10-20-12 Energy Efficiency Part 4: Schadd Construction!


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 Special Guests from Schaad Construction and Real Estate Division!

We continue our Energy Efficiency Series by bringing Schaad Construction and Real Estate Divisions into our studio. Rick Atherton, project manger joins us to discuss the construction techniques designed by our previous guest, Roderick Jackson @ ORNL. Rick’s construction team consistently build the highest energy rated homes in the South East and perhaps in the United States. Schadd Construction is one of a very few number of contractor that actually build home under the Energy Star Rating standard. Schaad is committed to using the latest science on Energy Efficiency in their new homes and proudly have been a partner with ZEBRAlliance.

Also this hour we are joined by Alec Blaine, Principle Broker with Schaad Real Estate. Alec is marketing 4 of the most energy efficient houses in the nation! These homes, located 10 minutes from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are on the market and available for closing with an occupancy date of March 2013. These homes are the product of the ZEBRAlliance, a public-private partnership founded by ORNL and Schaad Companies. The four homes, located in the Crossroads at Wolf Creek subdivision in Oak Ridge TN, use significantly less energy than a traditionally built new home, while providing similar amenities.

Located at Cross Creek Place, Oak Ridge Tn.

ZEBRA House 1Schaad Residential Real Estate is committed to the work ethic and trust revered by the Schaad family who immigrated to East Tennessee from Switzerland in 1870. For the Schaads, a family’s home is very important. Each residential transaction is treated with precision and care.

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The Housing Hour – Aired 09/22/2012: Otis Pest Control


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Mortgage Investors Group LogoWe continue our series on Home Insect Management with our guest,  George Haynes of Otis Pest Control. For nearly 40 years, the Otis Pest Control team has been providing the highest level of pest control service to Knoxville and the surrounding area. They’ve built their reputation around one thing: doing the job right the first time.

Their staff of certified professional technicians are experts in pest control, and the company is built on the superior customer service they provide our clients.

Locally-owned and operated, but spanning an area including more than 20 East Tennessee counties, Otis Pest Control is uniquely positioned to offer the service and smile of a local business with the top-notch professional service you expect.

There’s no risk to receive a free termite and pest control inspection.

Join us for a fascinating look at household pests and the diseases they can cause.

Our last segment, Kevin and Mark talk about QE3 and its historic and future impact on rates, housing and jobs.

The Housing Hour -Aired 8/18/2012-Home Security


Our Guest is Edmond Wheeler with ADS security. Edmond talks about keys reasons to protect you home with state of the art technologies and:

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Our last segment we have joining us, Sarah and Lewis Burton with East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. Sarah serves as President of the Board  and her husband, Lewis, is a  renal patient.  The ETKF currently serves 10 counties and 118 low-income patients, all local East Tennesseans. One of the missions of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation (ETKF) is to provide patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease. Our primary goal is patient services, specifically helping patients get to and from dialysis, which is necessary for their survival.

They operate solely on donations, monetary and in-kind, and the care and support of our amazing community. Without you, our organization would not be possible.

To contact at : Admin@ETKidney.org or Katie Bolt Caldwell, Executive Director

Donate Now!  They have a fundraiser coming up on Saturday, September 1st. It’s their 6K Fun Run/2K Walk Event.