Leadership, vision earn Carson ETWLC ‘Lizzie’

Karen Carson, right, accepts the annual “Lizzie” Leadership Award from Susanne Dalton Dupes, East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit co-chair.
A pediatric critical care nurse for 37 years and former chair of Knox County Board of Education during four of 12 years service on that board, Karen Carson was nominated for The Lizzie Crozier French Award by former Knox County Schools superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre Jr.

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Residents object to Ivey Farm rezoning

Fox Run subdivision and Union Road residents showed up to voice their objections to a rezoning request for the former Ivey Farm property.

David Robinette, a Boring Road resident and developer with Site Inc., has requested Farragut Municipal Planning Commission recommend to Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen approval of his application to rezone five parcels making up the Ivey Farm, which fronts Union Road and lies between Saddle Ridge and Fox Run subdivisions, from Agriculture to R-1 Open Space [Overlay] Residential.

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‘Villages’ groundbreaking

Among dignitaries, GoodWorks Unlimited, LLC, teamed up with Merit Construction Inc. to break ground on first phase of GoodWorks’ senior living community, The Villages of Farragut, Tuesday, June 20, to be located near Kingston Pike, Smith Road and Boring Road.

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Williams, Democrat looking to beat Duncan, says ‘listen’

Seeking to open lines of communication between Democrats and Republicans, Dr. Joshua Williams announced to 5th District Democrats, “This is my first official campaign speech.”

Williams, a clinical psychologist for 40 years focusing on mental health who said his career “has been one of public service,” is seeking the Democratic nomination toward ending what would be a 52-year Duncan family Republican stronghold on Tennessee’s 2nd U.S. Congressional District by 2018 — held since 1988 by John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr.

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RWB Jam to promote West End

Inaugural Red, White & Blues Jam presented by SouthEast Bank will serve as a showcase event for 23 West End Avenue businesses.

While featuring five different bands on a rotating basis during the six-hour event, 4 to 10 p.m., Friday, July 8, the Jam is a unique chance to be entertained, refreshed by tasty treats and cold beverages and all the while taking advantage of “in-store specials or discounts” at all 20 businesses, said Stephen F. Krempasky, executive director of Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance that is putting on the event.

Krempasky said the Fest is unique among other Shop Farragut community-business events in that, beyond giving out samples, West End Shopping Center businesses “can just go ahead and make a sale.

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FMPC recommends rezoning proposed development area

Developer Daniel Smith, right, talks to Farragut Municipal Planning Commissioners during the FMPC meeting Thursday, June 15, about rezoning 18.65 acres behind Little Joe’s Pizza, located along South Watt Road near its intersection with Kingston Pike, while Mark Bialik, engineer with GBS Engineering, listens to the discussion.
Developers of 18.65 acres abutting South Watt Road near Kingston Pike intersection passed their first hurdle with a vote in favor of their rezoning request for the property.

Farragut Municipal Planning Commission voted unanimously during its meeting Thursday, June 15, to recommend to Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen approval of developers’ request to rezone the property behind Little Joe’s Pizza from R-1 [Residential] and C-1 [Commercial] to Planned Commercial District.

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