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April

Sunday, Apr 12th COVID-19 Public Information Line Knox County Health Department has launched a COVID-19 Public Information Line, 865-215-5555, or individuals may call toll-free at 888-288-6022. The information line will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

May

Friday, May 1st Knoxville Celebration with Will Graham The Knoxville Celebration with Will Graham, grandson of the late Rev. Dr. Billy Graham, which was scheduled to be held Friday, May 1, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Graham asked the churches of Knoxville to share the love of Jesus during this unprecedented time. “I’m saddened that I will not be able to proclaim the hope of the Gospel in Knoxville this May. The city has been an integral part of my family and our ministry dating back to my grandfather’s historic 1970 Crusade and my father’s 2008 Festival,” Graham said. “With that said, the churches in Knoxville are strong and passionate, and I pray that they will pick up the mantle. Particularly in this time of despair, mistrust and fear, I ask the churches and believers in Knoxville to shine the light of Jesus in dark days.” John Cass, executive director of Will Graham Celebrations, added, “I ask for continued prayers for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the churches of Knoxville, and all of those being impacted by this virus.”
Friday, May 1st Taste of Farragut Annual Taste of Farragut, postponed from Friday, May 1, has a a reschedule date expected to be in late summer or fall at old Kroger parking lot along Kingston Pike. A committee has been set up by Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance to recommend the best date for rescheduling plus any other recommended changes.

June

Saturday, Jun 13th Farragut Health & Wellness Expo Farragut Health & Wellness Expo, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, remains overflowing with 32 signed-up participants — and about a dozen others still seeking to participate according to Steve Krempasky, Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance executive director — while rescheduled for Saturday, June 13, in the Town’s Community Center. MEDIC bloodmobile is scheduled in the parking lot.
Saturday, Jun 27th Farragut High School Grand Reunion Annual Farragut High School Grand Reunion, which normally meets the first Saturday in May for graduates who attended at the old FHS building east of Concord Road near Kingston Pike (through the Class of 1978), has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new day is Saturday, June 27, at Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church. More details will be announced at a later date.

July

Saturday, Jul 4th Upcoming Town events Highlighting annual upcoming Town events still on their original schedule as of deadline Tuesday afternoon, March 31, are Independence Day Parade, Sunday, July 4; MusicFest, Friday and Saturday, July 10-11; and Dog Days, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 14-16.

November

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.

To help head off suicides, Burchett gives out cell #

With deep roots in Knox County as a Bearden High School graduate (Class of 1982) and former Knox County Mayor, U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-2nd District) has made national news in expressing his concern about last week’s Knox County Health Department report that revealed nine local residents had committee suicide within a 48-hour period. Burchett, who tweeted a video with the following announcement Monday, March 30, has publicly given out his cellphone number offering to be a voice to help someone contemplating suicide or doing harm to someone. “I know everybody is under a lot of pressure right now, with what’s going on with the Coronovirus … we have had nine in our community in the last little bit, taking their own life; that’s a horrible, horrible thing,” he said.

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COVID-19 drive-thru testing, with prior appointment, at ZOO Knoxville April 3-4

Knox County Health Department is partnering with Kroger Health and the City of Knoxville to facilitate a COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunity for qualifying individuals in Knox County. The two-day event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, in the Zoo Knoxville parking lot (3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive).

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News

When you’re on your own, we are there with you.  Read More

Feeling a mom’s frustration, Horn, Board of Ed to begin voluntary ‘KCS at Home’ Apr 6 online, packet ‘review’  Read More

Town Temp Sign Order thru Apr 27  Read More

To help head off suicides, Burchett gives out cell #  Read More

To support Town biz, easy food option, ‘neighborhood ordering’ expansion mulled  Read More

With likely sales tax revenue drop, Smoak also looks to plaza, Ivy-Swan, Watt Rd, old Kroger  Read More

KCSO police reports  Read More

Opinion

letter to the editor  Read More

BOMA view  Read More

School

CCS teachers, brass manage ‘drive-by’ tasks  Read More

Business

Safe-Dry offers select free services  Read More

Farragut grocers reassure customers  Read More

Community

Getting creative  Read More

COVID-19 can’t stop Christ’s ministry efforts in Farragut  Read More

Meet Your Superhero  Read More

Concerns over blood supply lead MEDIC to encourage donor help  Read More

How should Christians deal with COVID-19? Reading Titus 3:2 might be a start  Read More

Finding ‘stay at home’ fun  Read More

Sports

Waiting out Coronavirus: FHS, BHS boys soccer teams  Read More

Pandemic patience: Ads, HVA, BHS baseball  Read More

While COVID-19 rages on, area private baseball teams cope  Read More

Daily Update

COVID-19 drive-thru testing, with prior appointment, at ZOO Knoxville April 3-4  Read More

Village Green, Sultan, plan for week 2 of multi-family subdivision food order Wednesday evenings  Read More

Spangler: report any KCSO officers asking ‘letter of authorization’ to travel if stopped  Read More