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Haslam praises FHS

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, left in middle, is surrounded by Farragut High School football players in the school’s library after congratulating them for winning the 2016 Class 5A state championship Monday afternoon, May 15. Haslam and state Rep. Jason Zachary [R-District 14, including Farragut] read a proclamation on behalf of “the state of Tennessee” commending the team’s accomplishment. Alongside Haslam are Eddie Courtney, center, varsity head coach, and Ryan Siebe, right, FHS principal. In back is Donald Dodgen, Admirals athletic director.
Spending more than 30 minutes in Wanda Lacy's advanced placement calculus class at Farragut High School, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam seemed quite engaged. That carried over to the school's science lab, watching students dissect small animals, before a final stop in the library to congratulate the 2016 Admirals football team for winning a Class 5A state championship.

Coming to FHS Monday afternoon, May 15, Haslam's visit was prompted by Lacy, being one of 17 members statewide on the Governor's Teachers Cabinet and a former state Teacher of the Year honoree.

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Carson, Ezold ‘Lizzie’ finalists

Two women with Farragut connections — making important contributions in the fields of atomic science, medicine and public education — have been named finalists for annual East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit Award, nicknamed “The Lizzie.”

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Firm advice: mix Town Center, millennials

A rendering of a building that would begin to define Farragut’s proposed Town Center, if approved, came with advice for town of Farragut leaders to develop such a center while making it millennial-friendly.

R. Knick Myers, co-founder of Myers Brothers Holdings, unveiled a rendering of a proposed three-story brick mixed use [office, retail and possibly residential] building nicknamed “Knickerbocker Building.” With a base of just under 5,000 square feet, its planned location is along Municipal Center Drive next to Farragut Post Office. This discussion was part of Economic Development Advisory Committee’s monthly “first Wednesday morning” meeting May 3 in Town Hall Community Room.

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It's time to vote for Farragut's 'Best'

Share your favorites things in Farragut, from Best Restaurant to Best Medical

Facility.

We ask our readers to vote for up to 102 “Bests,” the results of which will determine Inaugural farragutpress Readers Choice Awards.

All readers’ selections, which must be written beside the appropriate category on the ballot, must be businesses located within town of Farragut limits.

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Smithsonian exhibit comes to Farragut

Members of the Tulalip Tribes cook salmon traditionally on ironwood sticks over wood coals. The photo, courtesy of Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, is part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition that will be hosted in Farragut Museum, housed in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, starting Thursday, May 25, and lasting until Aug. 27.
Farragut residents will have an opportunity to see a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit right in their own backyard.

Farragut Museum has partnered with Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to host a special exhibit, “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science” in Farragut Museum.

“We are so excited to finally be through the planning stage and be getting ready to install the exhibition,” said Julia Barham, historic resources coordinator with Farragut Museum. “I can’t wait for the public to see something new and different at the museum. From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, the museum will host a reception for the exhibition opening. Everyone is invited, and light refreshments will be served.

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policereports

• At 7:22 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit was dispatched to a Witherspoon Lane address in reference to a theft that occurred on a construction site. Upon arrival an officer with the complainant said on or around April 14 someone entered a building that was under construction and stole a Kitchen Aid Range Hood valued at $1,072.84. The complainant stated he doesn't know who took the item and that he forgot to file a report when the theft occurred.

• A Chapel Pointe Road victim advised a KCSO unit on Tuesday, May 9, that she received a phone call April 19 from a man claiming to represent “International Payout Company.” Suspect told the victim she won money and needed to pay the taxes to receive the winnings. Victim advised the suspect called several times asking for money. Victim made several payments totaling about $16,000. Victim said the suspect has not called back in several days because she has since cancelled her credit card.

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