News

Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza g-opening set

Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution naming the Town’s newest pocket park after one of its founding fathers, former mayor Dr. Ralph McGill, during the group’s regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Health Board limits Bill filed: Zachary

Exactly a week following his re-election, state Rep. Jason Zachary (R-District 14, which includes Farragut) introduced a bill Tuesday, Nov. 10, designed to reduce the power of health boards in six of Tennessee’s largest counties — Knox, Shelby, Davidson, Hamilton, Sullivan and Madison — and return power during health emergencies to county mayors.

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Playground no-smoking: Town follows state lead

While Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen just voted on first reading Thursday, Nov. 12, to pass an ordinance prohibiting smoking at children’s playgrounds in Farragut, the measure has been a long time coming according to Town officials.

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Overcoming obstacles

HVA Girl Scout wins Gold Award by filling virtual camp needs

Hardin Valley Academy junior Kathryn “Katie” Bush exemplified leadership and resilience as she planned and completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“Katie knew that now more than ever, children needed activities to keep them active and engaged,” Brooke Conner, Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians social media and content coordinator, stated in a press release. “With the goal to address mental and physical health during summer break and the coronavirus, she created stay-at-home, safer-at-home camp kits.”

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Townbriefs

• Farragut residents are encouraged to nominate themselves and/or neighbors to be considered for the 2020 Town of Farragut Beautification Awards.

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Ford aboard as new fp Ad manager

A woman with talents in many fields has been welcomed to the staff of farragutpress.

Farragut native Cara Ford has been hired as the newspaper’s new advertising manager.

She started her duties Monday, Nov. 16, following two years in the advertising department at the Loudon County News Herald.

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