Farragut tapped an award-winning documentary filmmaker to bring the Town and its history to life in a video that will premier Thursday, Jan. 31.
Keith McDaniel of Oak Ridge, whose acclaimed works have included “Secret City: Oak Ridge Story Parts 1 and 2” and “The Clinton 12” — both of which have won numerous awards — was chosen last year to expand the Town museum’s recorded oral histories.
“We had several oral histories in house, and some small videos, but we had in mind for (something larger) for a little while and it grew into creating a video,” said Julia Barham, Farragut Museum and Historical Resources coordinator, adding “we wanted it to be a professional video.”
McDaniel said he had previously worked with Museum Committee member Steve Stow, who reached out to him “about a year ago” about helping produce a Farragut documentary.
In addition to his filmmaking experience, McDaniel said he also has been involved with the Center for Oak Ridge Oral History “since its beginning nine years ago.
• At 3:20 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, Knox County Sheriff’s Office units responded to Firestone Tire, 11215 Kingston Pike, in reference to theft by an employee. Upon arrival, officers made contact with complainant. He said his employee (eventual arrestee) had been refunding money from the store onto his personal debit card. Complainant said he confronted the employee about it, to which he admitted to stealing the money and even filled out a statement admitting to the theft. Upon contact with employee, he said to officers he has been refunding money onto his debit card since October of 2018. Complainant printed off store records since October and discovered employee had stolen $5,067.39 by refunding the funds onto his personal debit card. A KCSO detective, retail theft division, was notified of the incident. Store records and statements were turned over to him. Arrestee also was issued a criminal trespass warning and instructed not to return to Firestone Tire. He was taken into custody and transported to Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility without incident.