This story appeared in the Kingsport Times-News, August 5, 2021 by Calvin Sneed. Story and pictures copyrighted.
"More recently, 'Sarge's Place' was also a favorite restaurant because of Army veteran Master Sgt. James 'Sarge' Swafford's Jeep burgers and Tank burgers," he says. "I'm going to make that 'love dust' special sauce invented by Rev. Edge that he passed down to Sarge to use in his restaurant. Then, there was the barbeque chicken and ribs on the backyard grills of many homes in the community on weekends. And we haven't forgotten the fried fish... years later, whiting fish is still one of the most-liked types of fish around.. we'll also have plenty of that," Smith says.