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• [In reference to a losing a Farrgut business] … a squabble between neighbors is kinda what it amounts to. How very sad.

• Looking at this year’s Farragut High School student directory, I’m amazed by how many Lenoir City residents there are listed in there. If Farragut is overcrowded why are we letting Lenoir City and Loudon County residents go to Farragut High School? This needs to be looked into.

• Congratulations to the Farragut High School band. During the second half of the muddy football game [versus Oak Ridge at FHS Oct. 27], they played lively, encouraging music. What a refreshing change from the usual lullabies …. Band, I hope you had a great time playing music like other high school bands, it can be great fun. Keep up the fun.

• Could Farragut High School please publish something regarding why there [was] no high school on Nov. 2? The high school says [it’s] because they have done so well. I don’t know if this is student government or overall with test scores? Does anyone have a clue why the high school students [had] the Thursday off [Nov. 2]? And then they [were] going to be off for Election Day the following Tuesday [Nov. 7]. … Shouldn’t school be in session during the school year?

• I just got a computerized call on behalf of a candidate. I am so thankful for the call — it just helped me decide who to vote against in this election. Why can’t we have a national do-not-call registry for political advertisements? That would be a real public service. Stop this noise pollution.

• With the new school rezoning affecting many of the subdivisions in Farragut, and having lots of people up in arms over subdivisions like Hickory Woods and Wentworth possibly moving over towards Hardin Valley High School, most of those residents shouldn’t really worry because in the next 10 years, Hardin Valley area — one of the most underdeveloped areas in the community — will be more overcrowded than Farragut High School ever was. And in the next eight to 10 years, all the subdivisions will be right back over at Farragut High School. So, until they decide to keep all the town of Farragut residents here, it shouldn’t be too big of a concern because they’ll all be coming back later. Northshore area and the Choto area, same situation and result: the land should be acquired now for a future high school in that area while land is still available. But, I’m sure this foresight is not being overlooked by the school board because something along the lines of that happening would be completely ridiculous.

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