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• Regarding the [presstalk] in the paper [May 15 issue] about the northerners coming in here and trying to change everything, I agree wholeheartedly with the person who called this in. They come in here because it’s good here, it’s nice. Then, when they get here, they want to change everything to be like the north. If that’s the way they feel, why don’t they stay in the north. We really don’t need ’em here to come in and change everything. We can get along without them.

• Since Farragut is not buying the McFee Road property, may I point out a pressing need where that money could be used. Please improve “suicide alley,” that’s the Kingston Pike turn lane at David’s Carpets. Could the town buy the property on the south side of the pike where an old auto repair business was years ago? There is a For Sale sign on the property now. Then use that property to align Thornton Drive with Stonecrest Drive and put up a traffic signal. With the new, senior living project and other businesses being developed in that area, the light would save some lives. It would also slow down some of the speeders on the pike. “Suicide alley” is dangerous.

• I think the town of Farragut is meddling in County business when they want to buy property and donate it to the school. They’re still upset over the zoning. The schools belong to the County. Farragut has said before that they’re not in the school business. McFee Road is no the place to put a school. It should be on a main highway.

• I was a witness to the accident [recently] in front of Cracker Barrel on Campbell Station Road where a drunk driver hit a lady with two small children, one only 2-months old. And he left the scene of the accident. There were many nice people that stopped to help. She spun around in a Volvo, thank goodness, and hit two other people. He had been drinking … and was heading to drink some more on campus. I was just wanting to say that this is a terrible thing and I’m glad he was caught.

• Just curious on the Northshore-Concord traffic circle: are we going for the world’s largest Chia pet?

• As a Sugarwood resident I would like to see the swim team start behaving more responsibly and get out of our pool in the evenings. I first am tired of subsidizing our activities, especially with our dues being raised to $325. I pay my dues and I want to be able to enjoy our pool in the evenings with my family, and it doesn’t include having to share it with the kids of irresponsible swim team parents that don’t pay their fair share and are too lazy to make their children get up in the morning and practice like I did growing up. If they want to be able to have their cake and eat it too, they need to go somewhere else.

• In response to the [caller] who said he or she grew up in the south and dislikes the northerners and their culture, I would like to say I grew up in the north and I’m proud of it. We were taught respect for all people, even those who assume they have grown up.

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