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Bright future planned

Town officials excited about old Ingles building concept

One of many forgotten store fronts that would be a thing of the past soon if plans for the old Ingles shopping center come to pass.
Excitement set the tone for Farragut officials when Ingles Markets construction manager Preston Kendall and Samia Coker, associate with Robertston Loia Roof Architects and Engineers, presented a site plan to remodel the former Ingles building at 11080-11833 Kingston Pike, during a Town Staff-Developer meeting Tuesday, March 5.

“So far, so good,” Farragut Mayor Ron Williams said.

“It’s all very exciting,” Alderman Ron Pinchok said. “It’s a very interesting concept of redoing the whole building.

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McFee Park expansion plans detailed

David Craig, architect with Ross/Fowler David Craig, architect with Ross/Fowler Landscape Architecture, Urban Design & Planning, showed elements of proposed plans to Aldermen Ron Pinchok before a Farragut BOMA workshop Thursday, Feb. 28.
Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen again wrestled with designs for the next stage of McFee Park during a workshop before its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 28.

However, this time members came to a consensus to merge two plans presented and then pare down the number of tennis courts from eight to two. “I don’t see a need for eight courts,” Vice Mayor Louise Povlin said.

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Northshore Improvements

Turn lane, bike lane, sidewalk from Pellissippi to Loudon line an estimated $67.5 million: Snowden

Well before Northshore Drive’s Friday afternoon peak of high traffic volume, John Schoonmaker, Fifth District Knox County Commissioner, made an observation after coming out to examine a specific stretch along Northshore Drive recently.

“It’s 3:45 (p.m.) and look how much traffic we’ve seen already,” he said.

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Police Report

• At 4 p.m., Thursday, March 7, an Evans Road victim called Knox County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct to report an incident at his residence. According to the victim, between 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, she received a call, which showed being from AOL on her phone. She said she had been having some problems with her AOL e-mail and thought they were calling her about it.

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