presstalk• This is directed to the individual who on Saturday night, Aug. 6, decided to have a fireworks show at 12:30 in the morning. He/she woke up half of West Knoxville. Come on, be a good neighbor, quit being a jerk.
• Responding to the letter to the editor last week [Aug. 4] defending the Farragut Business Alliance, I have no doubt the FBA lobbied Costco to come to Farragut. So did prominent developers in West Knox County and Farragut 10 years ago, long before the FBA even existed. To take credit for something you didn’t do is just “throwing a blanket over a winning horse.” The FBA voted for the Smith Road apartments, the FBA voted for $60,000 for the Town’s new branding with the nonsense motto “Live Closer. Go Further.,” and the idiotic new logo of a green tree in the shape of a lowercase letter F. And most egregiously, the FBA voted to ask for $600,000 of Town money to fund Farragut Business Alliance to take over Town responsibility for marketing. It is past time for FBA to be self-funding. No more Town money for this group. read more