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presstalk 671-TALK


• I’d like to know where, and wherever, in this Town, Farragut, I’m able to recycle dry-cleaning bags. I’ve been told by [Knox] County they’re not recyclable, so where do I put them? What do I do with them? I’d appreciate your comments. Thank you. Bye-bye.

Editor’s Note: Some people in other areas, according to a CNN report, are encouraged to put dry cleaning bags in with grocery bags in supermarket plastic bag recycling bins.

• I wanted to tell you a story about my latest visit to the Farragut Post Office. Now I know we love to complain about the Farragut Post Office, but today what happened really was a head-scratcher. I walked in and find that the main line is closed, the main office where you go in and buy stamps and mail packages and so forth. Now, I can’t begrudge them a day off on a holiday weekend. But then you go over to the self-service station and you find it’s inoperable: you can’t buy stamps, you can’t buy postage, you can’t even print a label. So you really wonder why there wasn’t some pre-planning. If the Post Office is closed, why isn’t the kiosk working? I think sometimes the Postal Service shoots itself in the foot; and I wonder why they’re losing so much money if they can’t do better than that. Anyway, latest story about the Farragut Post Office. Got to love them.


• Yes, I just had a couple of comments. No. 1, I live in the Concord Hills subdivision, and we have to do something as a community about the speeding in this neighborhood, especially on Farragut Hills Boulevard. People, someone’s kids, are going to get killed with the way people drive down that road. People are hitting at least 40 miles an hour, and that’s ridiculous. Second, there’s been a lot of talk about a Farragut police department. Maybe the farragutpress could mention how one could become a constable in the state of Tennessee, and whether Farragut could qualify to have a constable. Because that might be a good solution, as opposed to a police department. Thanks a lot. As always, have a great day.

• Via e-mail: The caller to presstalk accusing Gov. [Bill] Haslam and “his cronies” of instigating a law to allow Pilot trucks to avoid fines when they disregarded red lights is so over the top that the caller should be embarrassed. The law was instigated in the legislature because enough people in the state were sick of the right turn on red tickets that were nothing but a revenue source from municipalities.

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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.

 

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