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• Editorial freedom is a wonderful concept, but it does come with its responsibilities. With that in mind, the farragutpress has developed policies that will be followed regarding the publication of presstalk comments:

• Libelous comments will not be published.

• Malicious comments will not be published.

• Comments will remain anonymous.

• Recorded comments will be limited to 30 seconds.

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• Comments mentioning names of public figures will be published as a “Letter to the Editor” and must be signed.

• The farragutpress reserves the right not to publish any comment for any reason.

• Because of space limitations, not every comment will be published. Also, portions of the 30-second message may be omitted, but the basic message of the call will remain intact.

• Vulgar language will not be printed.

That’s it. The forum is open for comments regarding anything you have on your mind — local politics, world affairs, sports, religion, community affairs, city-county unification or anything else.

• This is a warning for people in the area to be watching out for a young lady asking for gas money. My husband and I have been approached three times by a lady in her 20s driving some small Ford, saying she’s almost out of gas, she needs gas money. This happened at the Lenoir City Wal-Mart, and at the Turkey Creek Target parking lot, and another Turkey Creek parking lot. Every time she says she’s called her sister, who’s coming with money but wasn’t there yet. My husband told her [most recently], ‘this is the third time you’ve approached us,’ and she quickly got in her car and left. But I’m just warning people to be on the lookout for her because I’m sure she’s doing well, probably, getting money from people like us. Two times she had a baby seat in the back, but not [most recently]. But, anyway, just be aware and be safe with your money.

• Who cut down the “no left turn” posts on Concord Road? Is anybody going to ever do anything about the traffic there? It takes an hour or more to get through that mess during rush hour.

• Do you have a Monday through Sunday television listing? … I’m getting tired of reading that tiny print, it’s hard to read it anymore.

• I just don’t understand why after being in Farragut for 20 years, a local restaurant all-of-a-sudden decides to cut all those trees in front of its location at Campbell Station Road and the Interstate. It just doesn’t make any sense.

• Here’s my comment about your farragutpress newspaper, Thursday, June 1, the juxtaposition of the titles. “And the thunder rolled/Admirals win state” baseball next to a bunch of soccer pictures. Then over the baseball team [picture], you have, “Bulldogs capture third state AAA soccer title” over baseball. Most of these papers would have done it just the opposite, putting the baseball over baseball, and the soccer over soccer. I admire your style.

• It’s hard to believe that anyone would suggest stops signs as a solution to the ridiculous traffic situation on Concord Road at the Northshore [Drive] intersection. People in Farragut don’t know what stop signs are. Just look at the Smith and Grigsby Chapel roads intersection or any other intersection with a stop sign and see how many people actually stop. It would be just as feasible to put yeld signs at Concord and Northshore.


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