CHERYL DUNCAN/Roane Newspapers
Bidders were active Saturday at TVA’s auction of Emory River houses and lots. Many others came just to watch the spectacle.
$9.1 million in TVA auction

Ray Morgan rose early Saturday morning to make his way from Jefferson County down Interstate 40 and into a quiet lakeside neighborhood a bit north of Kingston.

He found himself a shady spot on a front porch to study a catalog, all the while keeping his eye on the prize: Parcel No. 39.

Or, as it’s better known, the house at 540 Emory River Road.