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Wednesday, Mar 21st There will be a public meeting to discuss the North Watt Road corridor and the community’s vision for this area starting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the community room at Farragut Town Hall. Topics will include current conditions, and challenges and opportunities of the area. There also will be a visual preference survey. For more information, contact Community Development Director Mark Shipley at or 865-966-7057.
Thursday, Mar 22nd Town of Farragut will host classes taught by local company Social Media 4 Seniors in March. Participants must be 55 years or older to attend and must bring their own device to class. The classes are as follows: Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone/Tablet Camera for Seniors from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22. Cost is $30. To register, call 865-218-3375 or visit
Friday, Mar 23rd U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr. (R-2nd District) will be featured speaker during annual Knox County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, which begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, in Rothchild’s Catering & Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. The program, which culminates in Duncan’s address, begins at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $35 per person. Sponsorship tables are $1,000, which seats 10. To purchase tickets, call Knox County Republican Party at 865-689-4671.
Saturday, Mar 24th Historic Ramsey House will host Vintage Baseball from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24. For more information, visit
Saturday, Mar 24th The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events take place Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25. Now is the time to register and start training. Participants are encouraged to register online at 
Saturday, Mar 24th Visit Knoxville announces 41st Annual CFA Cat show Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, at Chilhowee Park as nearly 40 breeds strut down the cat walk to compete for a chance at a national win. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, and family price is $25. Judges of the competition will choose from pedigree and non-pedigree cats to select the Top 10 competitors from each division. More than 200 cats will compete. To enter your feline friend, visit To get a dollar-off coupon for the show, visit or For interviews, call Vivian Baylor at 865-482-7106
Sunday, Mar 25th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events take place March 24-25, but now is the time to register and start training. Participants are encouraged to register online at
Saturday, Mar 31st Angela Floyd School of Dance will host an Easter Bunny Dance Party from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31. Cost is $35 per student. For reservations, visit
Saturday, Mar 31st The GATEway District Optimist International Region D Oratorical Contest will be held starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Sherrill Hills Resort Retirement Community. For more information, e-mail

FHS HOSA has 30 recognized

This has been a milestone year for Farragut High School’s Health Occupational Students of America Club. While the club normally is strong competitively and has sent many students to state and even national contests, this year it had more regional winners than ever before, all of whom will be attending the state HOSA competition March 26-28 in Chattanooga. Thirty students won first-, second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-place honors at the regional competition held in January. There were 20 first-place winners alone, which included David Lee, medical spelling; Zirui Zhou, medical terminology; Cassie Horwege, behavioral health; Ben Chenot, nutrition; Adam von Arnim, biomedical laboratory science; Hayle Kim, Reva Bagi, Yasha Doddabele and Audrey Richards, public health; Phoebe Su, extemporaneous writing; Humayl Malik, job-seeking skills; Alisha Soni, researched persuasive writing and speaking; Yune Kim, Kevin Wang, Weifeng Zhang and Jessey Yang, creative problem-solving; and Michael Lin, Roger Chen, David Hu and Aditya Bal, HOSA bowl.

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Ed Johnson livin’ it up at 101

At 101, long-time Farragut resident Ed Johnson has lived in the same home along Boring Road for almost 62 years. “I enjoy being alive … and active to a point,” he said and laughed. What’s the key to Johnson’s living to 101? “I just feel like it,” he said, smiling, and then added, “I guess I’m fortunate. I’ve always had people around me who were doing the same thing … living, eating and sleeping.” While Johnson does not have any exercise regimen of which to speak, he walks more than a half-mile three or four times a week, daughter Martha Cottrell said. “If all conditions are good, weather-wise and if he feels like it, he generally walks from our house, out the road, on the sidewalk, down to the corner of Boring Road, where the barn is, and a little way up the driveway [near the barn]. So, I’d say it’s a little over a half a mile down there and back,” she added.

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