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• Farragut Church of Christ, not only do you teach the word, you live it. Just as the Good Samaritan helped a hurting neighbor, you do the same for a Jewish brother. Thanks be to God in the name of Yeshua, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Bless you all.

• I have a question. One of my neighbors sent a letter to the town of Farragut Board of [Mayor and] Aldermen as well as the town planning staff concerning the old Belleaire Drive when the new Belleaire Drive opens. Seems to me — I agree with what’s in this letter — that when the new Belleaire Drive opens, in the interest of public safety and in the best interest of the town of Farragut and First Baptist Church of Concord, it would be a very good idea to have an official construction entrance on the old Belleaire Drive as in making that a gated entrance that would only be opened when there’s an emergency or when there’s active construction going on. And we’ll be having so many curb cuts onto Kingston Pike so close together while this road is open, and we don’t know how long the construction of the expansion of First Baptist Church will continue depending on financial burdens, weather, growth opportunity and so forth for the church. This is not only fair, it is prudent. A construction entrance with a gated entrance similar to what they’re using on the one curb cut on Belleaire Drive is not going to be that expensive and it’s certainly much more effective and much less expensive than the cost of a human life if a wreck should occur because people are going in and out of that entrance to drop off and pick up children, attend church, make deliveries to the church and so forth as they’re not supposed to because, as the church attorney has said, that is only going to be a construction entrance. If the church opposes this I’d be wondering why. After all, it’s in the best entrance of the church and the town.

• Many of the people at the local gathering spots, morning and afternoon, just want to thank Mr. [Doug] Horne for all the good he has done for people in the Farragut community. It’s hard to mention all that he has done for Farragut — Farragut schools, its people and so forth helping many people we know and continues to be very gracious to all and never turns anyone down. He is the type person that does not want paper write-ups, pictures and a lot of press. We just want to say, “Thank you Mr. Horne for all you have done, and may God bless you.”

• Several days ago we noticed the outline of what they are going to call the town of Farragut. At the same time, we noticed in the paper four-story buildings. Of course, this will be part of the mayor’s property, which I guess is approved for this person. It was our understanding two stories was as high as you could build a building in the city of Farragut. Who approved this for the mayor’s property and made it legal? No one wants four-story buildings in Farragut. This is ridiculous. Some may have basements with heavy rain that fill plumb to the top. Heavy rain is a problem in that area. They are very ugly and out of place. With the empty buildings now in Farragut, what do we need with more? All you see now are closed signs and out of business, which was probably caused by our own city officials.

• I just read Mr. [Jim] Holladay’s Letter to the Editor [April 24 issue] about the Northshore roundabout. Hilarious letter, very well written. Enjoyed it. Very informative as well, so thank you Mr. Holladay. Also, the lady who wrote to presstalk about the conditions on Boyd [Station] Road, all you need to do is slow down. People have been driving that road for years. If you travel the right speed and watch what you’re doing it’s no problem at all.

• I always look forward to reading the farragutpress paper, but it’s getting harder to read because things are spread out so far. I wondered if you all could organize and put all the obituaries in one area and the presstalk things in one area. You have to flip back so many times to read all of it.

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