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Ferrell seeks traffic problem relief from BOMA

Farragut resident Mary Miller proposed “Wild Turkey Crossing” signs along Boring Road during BOMA meeting Oct. 11.
A Farragut man and his daughter are looking for relief from traffic problems along Smith Road.

Baldwin Park resident Jack Ferrell proposed a marker along Smith Road, to make drivers aware someone might pull out of Boring Road, during a Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Thursday, Oct. 11.

Ferrell said the sign “would give us a little leeway coming out of there.

“I have a big problem getting out of (Baldwin Park) with any kind of safety,” he added. “It’s almost impossible. I’ve lived here almost six years, and the problem is only getting worse all the time.

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Decision 2018

What is most important? Opponent’s less effective stances?

State House, District 89 candidates: Democrat Coleen Martinez



Your two most important issues, and any strong differences with your opponent on the same issues?

As residents and voters in Tennessee we have many reasons to support an expansion of Medicaid.

The first reason is that right now Tennessee taxpayers are paying $2.6 million dollars a day for health care. We have lost over $4 billion dollars for health care that has not been spent in our state but spent in other states that expanded Medicaid.

Second, Tennessee leads the nation in rural hospital closures with eight closures and more on the line to close. When the majority of our state is considered rural, hospital closures are a big deal for most of our residents.

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Farragut trail featured during 2019 Dogwood Arts Festival

Farragut’s Dogwood trail, comprising miles of Fox Den and Village Green subdivision beauty, is the featured trail of 2019 Dogwood Arts Festival.

Festival officials are advising its Bazillion Blooms program could help Farragut homeowners get their yards ready for dogwood season.

The program is offering dogwood trees for sale through Friday, Nov. 16. The trees, which are 2 to 4-feet tall with bare roots, are $25 each or five for $100.

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‘Slow down’

BOMA ponders update to calming

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen is considering updating its traffic calming policy to allow more streets to have traffic calming measures.

Peterson and East Kingsgate roads, Midhurst and Sonja drives, as well as part of Union Road, gained the attention of the Town’s Engineering staff and the Board, while the Board discussed the policy during a workshop just prior to its regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 11.

Over the past years, “we have received a lot of citizen requests for local collector (streets) with speeding issues (to have traffic-calming applications),” Deputy Town engineer Matt Brazille said. “The one highlighted in my time (with the Engineering Department) is Peterson Road.”

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Freaky Friday Oct. 26, FPS Fall Fest Oct. 27

The Farragut community will have a full weekend of activities and pre-Halloween events at month’s end, most notably Freaky Friday Fright Night Oct. 26, and Farragut Primary School’s annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 27.

It is the 22nd annual Freaky Friday Fright Night, an event sponsored by Town of Farragut, which is held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mayor Bob Leonard Park along Watt Road. It is open to trick-or-treaters ages 12 and younger, who can beg for candy along the park’s walking trail, where local businesses and other members of the community will be handing out treats, overseeing games and offering other Halloween-themed activities.

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police reports

• At 2:46 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, a complainant called Knox County Sheriff’s Office West Precinct to report an incident at Best Buy, 11491 Parkside Drive. He advised at 8:43 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, the suspects came inside the store about a minute apart, selected merchandise and then exited the store passing all points of sale, depriving the business of an estimated $1,300. Stolen items included a $1,000 security camera. Complainant advised it was too dark to see the vehicle in which the suspects fled. He advised he has video surveillance of the incident.

• At 7:12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, a KCSO unit responded to a Dominion Circle residence in reference to a residential burglary. Victim said when he and his family returned to their residence Oct. 8, they noticed an unknown suspect gained entry into their residence through a backdoor in the basement. Victim said the unknown suspect had stolen a bracelet (listed value of $300) and a Glock 19 handgun (listed value of $500) and French doors (listed value of $1,000) from his bedroom. Victim also said they have been remodeling their residence and have had a lot of workers in and out of their residence recently. Forensics was called to process the scene.

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Inky at SouthEast Bank Oct. 19

Renowned local speaker Inky Johnson is this month’s Entrepreneurs’ Organization Knoxville event featured speaker.

Overcoming severe hardships of his youth to earn a scholarship as a student/athlete with Tennessee Volunteers Football, Johnson was permanently injured, and almost died, in a game versus Air Force Academy in 2006.

Johnson will give his “Process over Product” presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in SouthEast Bank, 12700 Kingston Pike, Farragut.