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The Rev. John Mark Harrison, left, senior pastor at First Baptist Concord, and the Rev. Sam Midgett, FBC student pastor, helped Farragut High School put on a special “awareness” event recently at the school, as FHS officials invited these and other Town of Farragut and Knox County community leaders who were interested in learning more about the school and its challenges. What is your opinion about the role of churches in helping schools?

Should it be acceptable to have an opening prayer before a local public high school football game without violating “Church and State” Constitutional principles? Bradley Central High School in Cleveland — a public school — did just that, delivering a public-address prayer before its home football game versus FHS in August. What do you think? Share thoughts on this or any other Town, local, state or national issue by calling 671-TALK (8255) or emailing