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Tuesday, Jul 7th Candidates for the Tennessee State Senate Voters in Farragut and Knox County will have an opportunity to hear from candidates for the Tennessee State Senate (District 6), U.S. Congress (2nd District) and Knox County Commission in a series of Zoom meetings in July. The forums will be moderated by Blake Stevens of WATE-TV 6. The forums will begin at 6:30 p.m.: -Tuesday, July 7, Tennessee State Senate District 6 and U.S. Congress 2nd District; -Thursday, July 16, Knox County Commission The forums also will be live-streamed and posted via most of the partners’ Facebook pages. To RSVP and receive forum information, e-mail
Wednesday, Jul 8th MEDIC Regional Blood Center MEDIC Regional Blood Center is seeing a significant increase in demand for COVID Convalescent Plasma and is encouraging those who have had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis via confirmed lab test to donate as soon as possible. As a reminder, donors must have had the positive lab test and must be symptom-free for 28 days. If a donor has any questions about the deferral changes and time periods, they should call 865-524-3074. In addition, MEDIC has eliminated the deferral period for the following: association with a U.S. military base in Europe from 1980 to 1996; lived in Europe for more than five years (still deferred if in France or Ireland for more than five years from 1980 to 2001; or three months or more in the UK from 1980 to 1996) For more information about MEDIC Regional Blood Center, visit the website at
Saturday, Jul 11th “Smokey’s Sprint” virtual 5K Tennessee Athletics’ inaugural “Smokey’s Sprint” virtual 5K, is set for Saturday, July 11.
Running enthusiasts throughout Vol Nation, along with any UT fans looking for a reason to get active, are encouraged to join Smokey and his squad for a Fun Run (a 1-mile run for kids), a 5K or a 10K experience. Participants choose their own route and pace.
Fans are encouraged to get started by registering online at and downloading their race bib before beginning training on their custom route. Registration fee is $40, and registrants will be shipped a Smokey’s Sprint T-shirt and a “Finisher” medal.

Saturday, Jul 18th Lawn Chair Series Lawn Chair Series’ June concert in Founders Park at Campbell Station has been moved to Sept 19; concerts running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18 and Aug. 15 remain in place, but alternative formats are planned.
Monday, Jul 20th Camp Invention Camp Invention, a nationally recognized nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to the following locations Sacred Heart Cathedral School, along Northshore Drive in Bearden, the week of July 20-24. Regional program sponsors include Nordson Corporation Foundation, ShurTech Brands, LLC, and Pilot Company. Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children entering kindergarten through sixth grade to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some of the world’s greatest inventors. Since 1990, its education programs have served more than 1.5 million children, and 170,000 teachers and Leadership Interns. For more information or to find a nearby camp, visit
Saturday, Jul 25th Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo along the banks of Anchor Park in Fort Loudoun Lake (originally in May) is tentative set for Saturday, July 25 “dependent on Tennessee Wildlife Rescoures Agency and their ability to get us fish and, of course, COVID-19 restrictions,” a Town of Farragut press released stated. “The format for this event will be different — the event will be available by pre-registration only and we will mark spots around the Anchor Park pond where each family group can fish from.  We will probably have two sessions for one hour each and announce winners via social media.”


Saturday, Aug 8th Health & Wellness Fair Health & Wellness Fair moved from March to Aug. 8 in Farragut Community Center, 254 Jamestowne Boulevard.
Saturday, Aug 15th Fun with Farragut’s Fleet Fun with Farragut’s Fleet, still on calendar for Aug. 15, “May end up being cancelled this year due to concerns over sterilizing the equipment,” the release stated.


Friday, Sep 11th Tennessee Valley Fair cancelled Tennessee Valley Fair, scheduled from Sept. 11 through Sept. 20 in Chilhowee Park, has been cancelled.
Saturday, Sep 19th Lawn Chair Series’ June concert Lawn Chair Series’ June concert has been moved to Sept 19; concerts running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18 and Aug. 15 remain in place, but alternative formats are planned.


Thursday, Oct 1st Bluegrass Jam Bluegrass Jam (new event from Mamajam), originally scheduled for May, will now be in October (date still tentative according to Town of Farragut officials) and may move to Campbell Station Plaza.
Sunday, Oct 4th Annual Taste of Farragut Annual Taste of Farragut, originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, has been moved to the fall: from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, at a yet-to-be-determined location.


Thursday, Nov 12th Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions Farragut Community Center will be hosting the Hobie Bass Open Series Tournament of Champions in November. This is a national kayak fishing tournament series that provides a platform for anglers to compete in an elite two-day event in one of several locations across the nation targeting bass. Anglers fish for large cash payouts, sponsored prizes, Hobie Fishing Worlds spots and angler of the year points, which all culminate at the Tournament of Champions at the end of the season when 50 anglers battle it out for large cash payouts. Event is open to any angler age 16 years or older, and all brands of kayaks are welcome. Event officials will be using the assembly hall pre-function area as their headquarters and for their nightly gatherings. Officials will be here starting Thursday, Nov. 12, and the competition will take place Sunday, Nov. 15.   The tournament starts Friday, Nov. 13, with an open call for anglers to fill the last spot in the championship – their could be 100 for that day’s event (plus their families). The championship is the top 50 from the series, and they will fish on Saturday and Sunday.  Some of the anglers will stay at hotels in Farragut, but some in houses or RVs.
Saturday, Nov 14th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, originally planned for the weekend of March 28-29 before postponement due to COVID-19, has been re-scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15. Kids Run is scheduled for Saturday evening, and the marathon, half marathon, relay events and 5k will take place Sunday morning. The weekend also is set to include the Health & Fitness Expo and a post-race celebration for all runners, volunteers and spectators.


Saturday, May 15th Southern Skies Music Festival Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.

Following family, FHS pair appointed to USAFA

Farragut High School had two elite graduates who reported for duty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, doing so just one week after coronavirus-delayed FHS graduation ceremonies were held Friday, June 19. Both Tony Lyons and Gabriel Reiman received their official appointments to the prestigious military academy from Retired U.S.A.F. Col. Rick Kuhlman in a Saturday, June 13, ceremony. The duo arrived on the Colorado Springs, Colorado campus Thursday, June 25, where they joined fellow FHS alums already attending the Academy: rising sophomore Joely Gruhn, rising junior Kaitlyn Grunau and rising senior Spencer Flint, all of whom were home in Farragut earlier this year due to the coronavirus shutdowns. Tony Lyons “I’m of course extremely blessed and excited to have been appointed, and I couldn’t have done it without outstanding support from friends and family,” said Lyons, son of Gerald Lyons and Tian Lyons.

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‘Clocking in’ at 30 years for St. Clair on FMPC

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many closed events, Town of Farragut staff found a way to show its appreciation to its volunteers with a “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” take-out and drive-by banquet at Farragut Community Center Friday, June 26. In terms of his years of service, Ed St. Clair led the way among volunteers recognized with a Service Award. St. Clair, an engineer in Oak Ridge most of his career (remaining a consultant), has served on Farragut Municipal Planning Commission for 30 years. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being on the Planning Commission and represent all the folks in Town and (work on our planned growth),” St. Clair said Monday. “It’s been an honor to work with each one of those who have served and been elected and all mayors. “When I first came on, (the late) Bob Leonard was mayor,” the special honoree added.

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