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September

Monday, Sep 20th Outdoor Storytimes Farragut branch of Knox County Public Library will host various children’s Outdoor Storytimes now through late October. Preschool Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. each Monday through Oct. 25; Ready, Set, K! Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday through Oct. 26); Baby Bookworms begins at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesdays through Oct. 27; Toddler Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday through Oct. 28. Families are welcome to bring a blanket and/or chairs to comfortably enjoy the program. In the event of inclement weather, the Storytime will be canceled or rescheduled. They will not be moved indoors.
Monday, Sep 20th Tee It Up FORe Suede Golf Tournament Knox-Area Rescus Ministries Tee It Up FORe Suede Golf Tournament is Monday, Sept. 20, at Avalon Golf & Country Club, 700 Turnberry Circle off of Highway 70 between Farragut and Lenoir City. A few team spots were left, as of press deadline, in the afternoon flight, which begins at 2 p.m. Register right away and enjoy a day of food, fellowship and fun, and competitive golf that benefits KARM.    A Hole-in -One wins a brand new Mini Cooper, which is valued up to $40,000. Cash prizes awarded to the top three teams in each flight. Prizes also given for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and for Putting competition top finishers. For more information, visit www.karm.org/golf or call 865-230-3398.

October

Friday, Oct 1st Mefistofele Poster Competition Knoxville Opera is accepting submissions from Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 31, for a Mefistofele Poster Competition. The winner will have his/her work featured as the official poster of Knoxville Opera’s March 4 and 6, 2022 production of Mefistofele, in addition to a $750 cash prize. Visit the competition website https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/postercontest/ for submission guidelines and eligibility requirements.
Friday, Oct 1st 42nd Annual Greek Fest 42nd Annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3. Features include authentic Greek food and pastries, church tours, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes and shopping. New this year: credit cards will now be accepted for all food booths, including outside. Marketplace will offer imported jewelry, gifts and clothing. Guests can enjoy an authentic taverna, Greek wines, coffee and frappes (iced coffee). St. George youth will perform traditional and modern Greek dancing with the help of a live band. Admission is $2 for adults and children 12-under are free. $3 weekend passes are available. Parking is free and includes a shuttle to and from the festival. Final arrangements can be found at greekfesttn.com.
Saturday, Oct 23rd Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic Knoxville Bar Association announces a Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 23, at Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church, 2084 Dandridge Ave. in Knoxville. This is a general advice and referral clinic with volunteers prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support and personal injury among other issues.
Sunday, Oct 31st Knoxville Opera is accepting submissions from Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 31, for a Mefistofele Poster Competition. The winner will have his/her work featured as the official poster of Knoxville Opera’s March 4 & 6, 2022 production of Mefistofele, in addition to a $750 cash prize. Visit the competition website https://www.knoxvilleopera.com/postercontest/ for submission guidelines and eligibility requirements.

Town grows by 900; sees biz progress in all areas of Farragut

It’s official: Farragut grew by about 900 residents since the Town undertook its own census in 2016. Up to 23,506, “that’s our official 2020 Census count,” Town administrator David Smoak announced in his report to Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance during its monthly meeting Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, in Town Hall. Smoak painted an encouraging picture when updating the progress of Town business growth and construction, namely Top Golf, Town Center, Kingston Pike Village and Farragut Gateway. As for the Biddle Farm Center along Brooklawn Street, “Once they get all of that down, they’ll start grading pretty rapidly to get the first commercial buildings up and running,” he said. Along Outlet Drive, “Top Golf is coming along,” Smoak added. “They had little grading issues to deal with, but they got through it. The building should be coming out of the ground in the next couple of weeks.”

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Joslin’s ‘Spark’

Ken Sparks was a mentor both on and off the football field. Head coach at both Farragut High School (1977-80) and Carson-Newman College (1980-2016) — where he won two back-to-back NAIA championships before becoming the winningest NCAA Division II coach in history— Sparks fostered a passion for God in the lives of his players, his family and many others who knew him or knew of him. One of those players Sparks coached both at FHS and C-N, Jeff Joslin, is a movie industry filmmaker and actor who recently completed a film about the storied coach, who passed away in 2017. World premier of “Sparks: The Ken Sparks Story” is 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, in Downtown West theaters as part of Knoxville Film Festival. The finished product was a labor of love for Joslin, who toyed with the idea of making a movie about Sparks in 2006, but committed while recovering from a stroke in 2018. “I was back home (from working in California in the movie industry) recuperating and I attended the Hall of Fame Dinner at Farragut High School,” he said.

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News

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225 children focus of Art Fest  Read More

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town calendar  Read More

KCSO reports  Read More

correction  Read More

Presstalk

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Opinion

letter to the editor  Read More

Business

New multi-specialty Tennova suite at TCMC  Read More

Mission: Anderson brings NY-style hot dogs to ET  Read More

business briefs  Read More

Community

Music, art, biz keep FHS’s Pinchok hopping  Read More

Garden Club winners shine  Read More

Art Fest  Read More

Sports

’Ridge rally rubble: Ads 35-30  Read More

Dawgs’ rigid ‘D’ wasted  Read More

Murphy scores 2 as Lady Dawgs blank Farragut 2-0 on the road  Read More

H-Valley momentum rolls on at BHS in 4-game win  Read More

FHS hits road, beats Catholic  Read More