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14 hours, 225 holes

Reeves, ex-pro golfer, uses Fox Den CC course to raise $15,000 for Folds of Honor playing from dawn to complete darkness

During almost 14 hours of practically non-stop golf, which added up to 225 holes (12-and-a-half rounds) for a fundraiser at Fox Den Country Club Monday, Sept. 14, Jake Reeves actually “ate a Chik-fil-A sandwich in about five minutes, that was the extent of the breaks.”

That included no bathroom breaks from 6:40 a.m. to about 8:40 p.m.

“It was too hot,” added Reeves, a former professional golfer for 15 years who played in the 2000 U.S. Open, whose friendship with fellow FDCC member Scot Benson led him to pull off this fundraiser to benefit Folds of Honor.

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Cracker Barrel brew coming

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will be adding beer to the menu at its Campbell Station location.

The company were at the Farragut Beer Board’s virtual meeting Thursday, Sept. 10, asking for a Class 1, On-Premise Beer Permit, which was unanimously approved.

According to a statement from Cracker Barrel Media Relations, “Well prior to the pandemic we began testing limited beer and wine offerings in some of our Florida stores in response to strong feedback from our guests that these beverages were something they wanted.

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Drive-through Freaky Friday is set for Oct. 30

With the continued risk of COVID-19, Farragut’s annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite will look a lot different this year, but Town staff has been working hard to ensure the event — a long-time celebrated holiday staple — will still take place.

Instead of in-person trick or treating at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, Freaky Friday Fright Nite will become a “drive-through” event from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, along Jamestown Boulevard in front of Farragut Community Center.

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KCSO police reports

• At 11:38 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit responded to 11220 Outlet Drive on report of a hit-and-run. Upon investigation, the victim said she went to Cotton Eyed Joes Sunday, Sept. 6, and noticed her vehicle, a 2017 KIA Optima, had been damaged when she got back to her residence Sept 7. Victim said she did not see the damage to her vehicle when she left Cotton Eyed Joes due to it being dark in the parking lot. Estimated value of damage was listed at $700. Victim said she noticed the damage when she arrived home and tried to call 911 for a report, but was in a different jurisdiction. The victim returned to Cotton Eyed Joes Sept. 7 to file a report.

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