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Parents, 2 juveniles arrested after fight at FHS

Four people were arrested at Farragut High School Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15 — including two FHS students and both parents of one of those students — following a fight in the school parking lot after school had dismissed for the day.

According to Knox County General Sessions Court warrants, Brent Pelusio and Monica Pelusio were charged with misdemeanor offenses of contributing to the delinquency of a child and disorderly conduct, and were set to appear in court on those charges earlier today (Thursday, Sept. 23).

The two juveniles charged are not being named, and their disciplinary/legal status in the matter has not been made available.

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Hospital leaders meet virtually, exchange stats, ideas, warnings

Because Knox County hospitals in general, and their emergency room departments specifically, are in a backlog trying to treat patients with COVID-19, those experiencing mild symptoms of any kind are encouraged “to seek alternative places to get your care” instead of an ER, said Dr. Mark Brown, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Covenant Health.

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Sidewalk, greenway extensions planned

Two long-discussed Town projects were given the green light for design work by the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen Sept. 9.

BOMA approved two professional services agreements with Urban Engineering Inc. to design both the Sonja Drive sidewalk extension and the Evans Road Greenway connection.

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Town calendar

Tom Fine, a retired TVA attorney who has had a life-long interest in military history, will host a lecture on Adm. David Glasgow Farragut’s early life and his role in The Civil War, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in Farragut Museum, located inside Farragut Town Hall at 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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KCSO policereports

• At 1:58 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, a complainant called Knox County Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary to a vehicle at Cotton Eye Joe, 11220 Outlet Drive. Complainant advised she last saw her 2016 Chevrolet Sonic with all contents inside on at 9:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, when she parked her vehicle. Complainant said when she and others with her returned to the vehicle, they noticed the vehicle had been broken into and $761 combined in worth of items taken and damage done — including a $250 estimate for a broken windshield. Complainant advised she does not know who broke into her vehicle and took the items, adding she will file an insurance claim to replace the busted window with her insurance provider, Progressive. Complainant and other victims were advised to call back if any other items are discovered missing.

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obituary memories Lafayette Williams

Lafayette Williams, 83, of Knoxville, Tennessee, a respected entrepreneur in the Southeast livestock industry, passed away Thursday, Sept 9, 2021.

Lafayette was a founding partner of Knoxville Livestock Center, which became the largest stockyard east of the Mississippi River within the first three years of operation. He was a charter member of Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association and the Knox County Cattlemen’s Association.

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