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presstalk 671-TALK


• Does farragutpress receive and publish all police-reported incidents in Farragut? A serious incident in Farragut was called into 911 on June 24 [sic] but was not published in the police reports. In Fox Den subdivision, a resident was arrested for aggravated assault with a gun. She was handcuffed, booked, and the gun was confiscated as evidence, yet no mention was made in the police reports although other listings were published for June 24 [sic]. This behavior endangers the life and safety of the community; children live close by and a stray bullet could have been disastrous. A similar occurrence just this week took the life of an innocent teenager in Knoxville. The community needs to be informed.

Editor’s Note: We publish all police reports furnished to us by Knox County Sheriff’s Office.


• Hi. I’m calling regarding a problem I see on Kingston Pike, which is the turning lane going east on Kingston Pike and taking a left onto Lovell Road. We really need two turning lanes. Traffic is backed up almost to the U-Haul at times. If we just had arrows where two lanes could turn or go straight, it would take care of it. So I’m just wondering if Farragut is the right place to start with doing that; I don’t know where the lines are. … I just care about: can we get two lanes please? That would be wonderful. Thank you.

Editor’s Note: Constructing double left turn lanes from eastbound Kingston Pike onto Lovell Road is a project currently underway and being directed by Knox County. According to Farragut Town Engineer Darryl Smith, Knox County has acquired right-of-way for the project and should be letting it soon. As far as Town borders go, everything on the north side of Kingston Pike up to Lovell Road is in Town limits. Town limits on the south side of Kingston Pike end before you reach the recycling center.

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