Retired U.S. Secret Service agent Ted Kirkman, left, shows some of his mementos. read more
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Wednesday, Sep 19th Newcomers Club meeting Farragut and West Knox County women who want to make new friends are invited to Newcomers Club meeting beginning at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Emmette Thompson will speak about Mission of Hope. To make reservations, call 865-985-0521 before Friday, Sept. 14.
Wednesday, Sep 19th Sherrill Hills’ Black & White party Public is invited to celebrate Sherrill Hills’ Black & White party free of charge from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19. Wear something black and white — no ties. Enjoy a drink, some snacks and a lot of dancing. Live entertainment provided by Mike Benjamin, a pianist playing on his black and white keys. Seating is limited; RSVP by calling 865-219-2606.
Thursday, Sep 20th CAC Office on Aging is seeking donations CAC Office on Aging is seeking donations of new or gently-used purses and jewelry for its 4th Annual Power of the Purse fundraiser to benefit Knox County Mobile Meals, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at Rothchild Catering & Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. Power of the Purse features a “Purse Madness” sale room, in which attendees will find purses for sale in every color, style and price range. The event also features a Jewelry Corner, silent and live auctions and a “Very Important Purses” corner filled with purses and handbags donated by local personalities and celebrities. If a business is interested in becoming a sponsor, call Judith Pelot or Shelly Woodrick at 865-524-2786. If you have items to donate to Power of the Purse, whether it is purses, jewelry or auction items, you can drop them off at Chico’s Turkey Creek, 11321 Parkside Drive. You can help feed seniors with a monetary gift in any amount. Make checks payable to Mobile Meals, with “donation” written on the memo line, and mail to Office on Aging, P.O. Box 51650, Knoxville TN 37950-1650, or donate online at Tickets are $40 each through Monday, Aug. 20, and $50 thereafter. To purchase your tickets, call 865-541-4500 or visit
Friday, Sep 21st “The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra” Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College campus, announces its 2018-2019 Season line up, beginning with “The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra,” Friday, Sept. 21. Season tickets are on sale with individual tickets for each show on sale at a later date. Subscribers may choose a partial season of four to seven shows or a full season of eight to 10 shows. For ticket prices, visit the website at or call the box office at 865-981-8590.
Saturday, Sep 22nd The Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter 1881 meeting The Captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter 1881, UDC, will meet beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22. Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information, call Rebecca at 865-382-1979.


Saturday, Oct 13th Crafts & Ale, The Faris A. Ashkar Memorial Craft Event Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce is taking applications from vendors to participate in its first Crafts & Ale, The Faris A. Ashkar Memorial Craft Event, slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at West End Shopping Center in Farragut. Ashkar, who passed away in 2017, was a long-time Chamber member and wood-carving artist. Event is free of charge and open to the public. It will feature fine crafts, a beer garden and food from local restaurants. For vendor forms, visit

Once struggling, 10 now lead ‘Recovery’

Been there, done that, learned from my mistakes — and I’m ready to help you do the same. Such is the motivation of 10 group leaders, overcoming various dependencies including chemical, who are now using their experiences to help others with the same struggles in the Farragut area. As the backbone of “a team of 20 leaders and 40 volunteers” with the Rev. Wil Cantrell’s weekly Recovery Ministry at Concord United Methodist Church, these group leaders have received training at the church after at least one year of having defeated their addiction/dependency.

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‘Macy’ not rejected by Farragut family

The fourth time was a charm for “Macy,” a 35-pound mixed breed dog adopted at Young-Williams Animal Center into a loving home. Rejected by three families who adopted this dog — all apparently finding her behavior too much to handle and returning her to Young-Williams — the Sims family of Farragut was determined not to be the fourth. Told by Young-Williams personnel about Macy’s returns, “That made us super sad,” Karen Sims said, adding the information about the dog’s excessive barking and other bad habits “didn’t actually” cause any hesitation to adopt. “We were not going to return this dog.” However, “It did make us wonder what we would be working with,” she added. “The boys were already set on her, and it broke my heart that somebody would give up on a dog.”

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Lady Ads edge BHS 15-13 in 5th game  Read More

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Daily Update

’13-hour Radiothon’ for Dream Connection children set for Sept. 18  Read More