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December

Thursday, Dec 3rd Town of Farragut will celebrate the completion of the Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza at Campbell Station Inn from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3. The public is invited to enjoy music, cookies and holiday lights as part of the expansion of Light the Park and a visit from the Man in Red, a.k.a. Santa Claus, at this socially-distant event. Only ADA parking will be available onsite — other attendees are asked to park at Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Boulevard. The new lighted plaza, which features a restroom, park-like open areas, new landscaping, benches, interpretive signage and parking, is the third phase of improvements to the historic Campbell Station Inn property. Phase 1 was a master site plan and asbestos abatement, while Phase 2 was restoration and stabilization of the inn’s exterior. Phase 4 is scheduled to begin in next fiscal year when the determination is made regarding the inn’s future use. This phase features restoration of the interior. • MEDIC Regional Blood Center Has Immediate Critical Need for blood. Visiting MEDIC’s Farragut location, 11000 Kingston Pike, or downtown Knoxville location, 1601 Ailor Ave, there is a critical need for A Negative — there were no units on the shelf as of early November — A Positive, O Negative, O Positive and COVID Convalescent Plasma. MEDIC is requiring all donors to wear a mask or face covering. If a donor does not have a mask or face covering, MEDIC will provide one. MEDIC also is accepting walk-in donors. Additionally, MEDIC is offering a limited number of appointments. Those can be made online at www.medicblood.org using the donate link. Appointments also can be made by calling 865-524-3074. CCP donors will need to complete a pre-screening process and make an appointment. As a reminder, blood on the shelves now is what would be used in a trauma event, and it takes at least three days for donated blood to be processed and ready for distribution.

May

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

Free ‘first responder’ services Dec. 1-2 at Belleza locations

Showing its appreciation to local first responders with complimentary services will be Belleza Salon, Spa & Men, 11467 Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek, and Belleza Salon and Spa, 6209 Kingston Pike in Bearden. “First responders do so much for our community, especially this year,” Belleza marketing director Holly Rainey said in explaining her company’s motivation for this service.

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First title taste

The TSSAA football playoffs had been running full steam for 12 years by 1981. Two Knoxville teams had reached the state finals during that span: the 1974 Fulton Falcons had fallen 1 point short of the state championship, and in 1980 the Golden Bears of Rule also lost the Gold Ball by 1 point. There seemed to be a “1-Point Curse” hanging over Knoxville championship football. In 1981 the question facing Knoxville teams was simple: was there a team that could break the curse?

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News

1st Bridal Fair set; Admirals Corner: Dec. likely  Read More

Biddle Center 2 steps closer  Read More

20th Sudanese American Soccer Federation tourney at MBL Park Nov. 26-28  Read More

KCSO policereports  Read More

Presstalk

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Opinion

lettertotheeditor  Read More

School

Honoring Olivia  Read More

Business

‘Drop-In, Drop-Off’ is FWKCC holiday open house evolution  Read More

Free ‘first responder’ services Dec. 1-2 at Belleza locations  Read More

businessbriefs  Read More

Community

RCF Little Library set  Read More

Cole state champ as a CAK freshman  Read More

Holiday push under way for Mission of Hope goals  Read More

Giving Tree takes different school shape  Read More

Surgeon Wang barely avoids Chinese ‘Cultural Revolution’ life-long labor camp  Read More

Talk of vaccines to combat COVID-19 told around Rowe’s ‘Priority’ discussion  Read More

Entertainment

‘Be a Santa to Seniors’ is Pinnacle Turkey Creek goal  Read More

Sports

First title taste  Read More

Two-time state champ Simpson to UT; Britt picks APSU  Read More

Finding positives despite one-sided losses, Galloway reflects on Lady Hawks’ 0-2 start  Read More