Town Hall opens to ‘Celebrate the Season’

Bearden United Methodist Church presented a hand bell choir during last year’s Celebrate the Season in Farragut Town Hall. Among the performers, from left, were Abby Pickard, Conner McKenzie, Berkeley Wilson, Josh Tulk, Leyton Hulsey, Ian Tul and Carson Hulsey. This year’s event is scheduled to take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in Farragut Town Hall. Children and adults can enjoy the wonder of Christmas when Farragut Beautification Commit-tee presents its 22nd annual Celebrate the Season.

This year’s event is slated to take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, across from the Farragut Branch Post Office.

Celebrate the Season is free and open to the public.

“The community is invited to enjoy the beautiful Town Hall holiday decorations, sample treats and enjoy the numerous activities and performances being offered,” Sue Stuhl, Farragut Parks and Leisure Services director, said. “Santa, food, crafts music — there is something for everyone.”

Children can have their photos taken with Santa beginning at 4:30 p.m., decorate cookies and make holiday crafts.
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National Park opens in Oak Ridge

Manhattan Project Historical National Park opens in Oak Ridge

Ruth Huddleston, one of the famed “Calutron Girls,” was front row center among about 500 other spectators as they watched Oak Ridge be designated as one of three cities included in the newly formed Manhattan Project Historical National Park Thursday, Nov. 12, in Oak Ridge High School auditorium. For decades Oak Ridge has been The Secret City but recently some of the secrecy was lifted as the city celebrated its inclusion into the community of National Parks.

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Oak Ridge celebrated the opening of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park to commemorate the work done during World War II.

Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, N.M., and Hanford, Wash., were all key cities in the invention of the atomic bombs dropped in Japan to bring an end to the Second World War.

A celebration was held at Oak Ridge High School to mark the opening of the newest National Park.
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Annual ‘Light the Park’ slated for Nov. 30

With some help from a little boy and Santa Claus, Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill threw the switch to illuminate trees, the gazebo and various other fixtures in Founders Park at Campbell Station during last year’s Light the Park ceremony. This year, the event is slated to take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in Founders Park off North Campbell Station Road. Farragut area families can get in the holiday spirit when they see Founders Park at Campbell Station lit up as part of Light the Park.

Presented by TDS Telecom, FBA and town of Farragut are ushering in the holidays with the fifth-annual event, scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in Founders Park off North Campbell Station Road, Farragut.

“It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season with family and friends, take pictures for your cards and calendars and be among the first to experience the ‘wow’ of the lights,” Allison Sousa, FBA executive director, said.

More than 100,000 lights will illuminate Founders Park, Sousa said.

“There also are three special new trees being added this year,” she said. Those include a red tree honoring fire, rescue and emergency medical services workers; a blue tree honoring law enforcement officers; and a red, white and blue tree honoring all military men and women.

The event is free and open to the public.
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police reports

• On Nov. 03, 2015, at around 5:22 a.m., KCSO responded to Regions Bank at 11513 Kingston Pike for a vandalism. When KCSO arrived the officer found that someone had used some kind of tool to try and open the ATM. Suspects were not able to open the machine but did damage it. X-Ray 13 did respond and took pictures. At this time there is no suspect information. This occurred in Knox County.

• On Nov. 3 at 12:53 p.m., a Snyder School Road complainant stated to KCSO that between 3:54 p.m., Oct. 29, and 2 p.m., Oct. 30, an unknown suspect used her debit card numbers only to make a withdrawal from her TVA Credit Union account. She advised the unknown suspect took $80 dollars from her account and she is unsure how this information was obtained, due to the fact she is still in possession of the debit card. She advised the bank has video surveillance of this incident.
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