Tributes to the late Doris Woods Owens

Doris Woods Owens was a member of the Samuel Frazier Chapter, NSDAR since Oct. 11, 1988. Over the years, she served as regent (2001-2004), vice regent (2010-2013) and registrar (1998-2010), as well as numerous other offices and chairmanships.

She was a member of the National Daughters of the American Revolution for over 30 years. Doris served the Farragut-Concord community in many ways over the years, including being involved in the establishment of the Farragut Museum and later becoming the museum’s director. She even has a “Doris Woods Owens Gallery” at the museum.

Doris was a driving force to keep our Chapter alive. She will be deeply missed.

Greta Preston, Samuel Frazier Chapter, NSDAR

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letter to the editor

Problem with BOMA McFee decisions, Forum actions

In the Sept. 14 Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) meeting, four Farragut residents spoke in Citizen’s Forum and brought forth new information they found from an Open Records request with the Town of Farragut concerning the purchase of 55 acres of land on McFee Road.

On Sept. 1, Mayor Ron Williams signed a $5.5 million purchase agreement on the land unbeknownst to the public.

The plat map of the 55 acres of land that was included in the June 24 BOMA meeting had been edited to omit a 1.73-acre sinkhole in the middle of the property to deceive the public.

The motion in the June 22 BOMA meeting to approve the letter of intent to purchase the property also had a second part of the motion that was not on the meeting agenda and was not read into the record.

The second part of the motion allowed Mayor Williams to sign a purchase agreement to buy the land without another BOMA meeting approval.

When Citizen’s Forum began, the Mayor and Vice Mayor said they would answer questions after the residents had spoken.

At the end of Citizen’s Forum. Mayor Williams reneged on his promise and told the Aldermen not to answer any questions but to study them and answer them on Sept. 25 in a Town Hall (meeting) at the Farragut Community Center.

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