Fleet Feet ‘Hot to Trot’ slated for Nov. 26

Farragut area runners can get ready to work for their Thanksgiving dinner by taking part in this year’s Hot to Trot 5K, 10K and Fun Run.

Presented by Fleet Feet Knoxville Running Club, the 5K and 10K are scheduled to take place starting at 7:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, Fleet Feet marketing and operations coordinator Katlyn Gagnier said.

There will be short-term road and lane closures in the affected portion of Parkside Drive, Farragut town recorder Allison Myers said. Farragut Board of Aldermen approved the road closures during its meeting Oct. 22.

The U.S.A. Track and Field-certified 5K course starts on the street in front of Fleet Feet Sports store at 11619 Parkside Drive in Parkside Station shopping center west of Lakesedge Drive and stops at Chick-fil-A at 10916 Parkside Drive then loops back to Fleet Feet Sports.

“The 10K is the same course as the 5K but runners do it twice,” Gagnier said.
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FBA seeks permanent Town funding

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen member Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche, far left, and Town administrator David Smoak, center left, hear a presentation for a Farragut Business Alliance revamp from FBA executive director Allison Sousa and president David Purvis during a Board workshop Thursday, Nov. 12, in Town Hall. Farragut Business Alliance is looking to re-define itself and is asking Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen to include FBA in part of its annual budget.

Several FBA members met with Board members during a workshop, Thursday, Nov. 12, to pitch the Alliance’s proposal.

FBA’s contract with the Board is nearing the term of its five-year contract, David Smoak, Town administrator, said.

“We need to start looking at how we are going to take this relationship forward, what you would like to see the FBA do for the town of Farragut,” Smoak said.

“We have found a need that we need to redefine ourselves,” David Purvis, FBA president, said. “The reason we need to is because not that we failed but because we are succeeding.”
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Arrest made in parking lot robbery

The suspect who robbed an 85-year-old woman in a grocery store parking lot has been arrested.

Lea Ann Roberts, 52, was arrested at her West Knox County home at 1536 Arminger Lane off Yarnell Road by Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives Thursday, Nov. 12.

She is responsible for allegedly attempting to take an 85-year-old Kingsgate subdivision wo-man’s purse in the parking lot of Ingle’s supermarket located at 11847 Kingston Pike in Farragut on Nov. 8. See Police Reports in Nov. 19 issue of farragutpress.

During the attempt, the victim struggled with the suspect and fell to the ground. The victim was transported to The Univer-sity of Tennessee Medical Center where she was treated for multiple broken bones.
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police reports

• On Friday, Nov. 13, at around 11:57 a.m., a shooting occurred near the intersection of South Dillard and South Fisk avenues in Oak Ridge in which two victims were wounded by gunfire. The victims left the scene in a vehicle and traveled to a nearby fire station where they summoned a passing Oak Ridge police officer. Both victims were treated at the scene and transported to The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville; their conditions are unknown at this time. A person of interest was identified and is being questioned by the Oak Ridge Police Department. Roadways near the intersection where the shooting occurred are closed as investigators continue to process the crime scene. Anyone with further information is requested to contact the ORPD at 865-425-4399 if they have any information regarding this investigation or they can TEXT-A-TIP by texting “TIP ORPD” followed by your message to 888777.

• On Nov. 11 at around 6:42 a.m., a Post Oak Drive complainant advised Knox County Sheriff’s Office he found his vehicle, a tan 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, was missing from the parking lot at Comfort Suites at 811 Campbell Lakes Blvd. in Farragut. Complainant stated he talked to the employees and was told it wasn’t towed and realized it must have been stolen by an unknown suspect. He advised the doors to the vehicle were locked and the keys are still in his possession. Copy sent to LEIDs for NCIC entry. Estimated loss is $12,000.
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