Davis, interim FBC pastor, ‘humbly surprised’ by offer

In addition to serving as interim pastor at First Baptist Concord, the Rev. Dr. Randy Davis also serves as executive director for Tennessee Baptist Missions Board near Nashville. Davis and his wife, Jeanne, have two married daughters, Wendy and Beth, and four grandchildren.
First Baptist Concord has a new interim senior pastor while the church continues its search for a permanent leader.

The Rev. Dr. Randy Davis of Nolensville preached for the first time this past Sunday, Dec. 10, at the both the 9 and 10:45 a.m. services.

The Rev. John Avant, former senior pastor, resigned in August to lead Life Action Ministries, and the church currently has an active pastor search committee at work.

Davis is no stranger to East Tennessee. The Alabama native pastored First Baptist Church in Morristown and then First Baptist Church in Sevierville — totaling more than 18 years at both.

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Eun’s instructors earn worldwide recognition

un’s Martial Arts in Aspen Square, Farragut, held a ceremony to recognize three of its instructors after they earned a Letter of Appreciation from World Taekwondo Headquarters, Kukkiwon, in Seoul, South Korea. Grand Master Seong J. Eun, far left, owner, presided over the ceremony Saturday morning, Dec. 2. From left are honorees Michael McKeehan, 68, a fourth-degree black belt, and third-degree black belts Owen Hale, 68, and Jeffrey Galler, 60. Also present was instructor Yumee Eun, a third-degree black belt who is the grand master’s wife.
What goes around — the privilege to train under a grand master martial artist who is quite hands-on — comes around in the form of world recognition for three instructors under Grand Master Seong J. Eun’s leadership.

“It’s not very often that instructors such as ourselves have a grand master to learn under,” said Michael McKeehan, a taekwondo fourth-degree black belt who, at 68, joined two fellow instructors at Eun’s Martial Arts Center in Farrgut to earn a Letter of Appreciation from World Taekwondo Headquarters, Kukkiwon, in Seoul, South Korea.

Owen Hale, a third-degree black belt at age 68, and Jeffrey Galler, a third-degree black belt at age 60, also were honored during a brief ceremony at the center in Aspen Square Saturday morning, Dec. 2.

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Like a Farragut cowboy

2015 FHS grad aims for prestigious Frontier Days rodeo next summer

Farragut High School graduate Carson Farmer competed in a rodeo in Arcadia, Florida, in October.
Lenoir City may not be the western frontier, but right now for Carson Farmer it’s the next best thing.

The 2015 Farragut High School graduate practices daily on the family’s pastureland, honing the rodeo roping skills he hopes will lead him to compete at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming, next summer.

“That is the granddaddy of them all,” he said of the competition. “Cheyenne would be a dream come true, just to ride [in that arena].

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Fun for the holidays

Check out our new special section, Santa Shops Farragut!

It contains letters to Santa from local second graders, coloring pages (for kids of all ages!) as well as deals and holiday wishes from local advertisers.

Here is a small sample of the letters:

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2017 Service to Humanity Award, Optimist Club of Knoxville, goes to six area honorees

Optimist Club of Knoxville 2017 Service to Humanity Award high school honorees, along with their parents and school officials, were recognized recently at the club’s annual Youth Appreciation Week luncheon at The Foundry on the World’s Fair Site in Knoxville.

Michelle He, Farragut High School: logged more than 200 volunteer hours with Knox County Public Library; volunteered 30 hours with Mu Alpha Theta tutoring students who struggle in math.

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