It’s no wonder state Rep. Jimmy Matlock, a Farragut businessman, didn’t get much sleep over a 72-hour period two weeks ago.
That sleepless period began Monday night, July 31, a few hours after U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr., a Republican, announced he will not seek re-election having represented the 2nd Congressional District [including all of Farragut and Concord] since 1988.
Matlock’s sleepless period lasted into Thursday morning, Aug. 3, when this Republican state representative from District 21 — serving parts of Loudon and Monroe counties for almost 11 years — finally decided to throw his hat in the ring to replace Duncan.
• A Tecoa Quarry Road complainant advised between Wednesday, June 14, and Thursday, Aug. 10, a suspect took his lawn mower. The complainant stated the lawn mower was in the back of his 1991 Nissan Pathfinder. The complainant stated his Pathfinder was totaled and just sitting in his driveway waiting to be scrapped. The complainant advised the suspect took the lawn mower out of the vehicle before it was picked up and was pawned at Cash America in Knoxville. Value of loss was listed at $200.