Clown-masked suspect causes concern for Anchor Park duo

Anchor Park off Turkey Creek Road in Farragut was the scene of what Knox County Sheriff’s Office categorized as a miscellaneous disturbance stemming from a report of a blond male wearing a clown mask with pink lips wielding a 2-by-4 piece of lumber approaching two female park users. Anchor Park on Turkey Creek Road had been known as a peaceful part of the community.

Joggers, anglers and people walking their dogs had visited the park on a daily basis without any trouble until Sunday, Sept. 20, when Olivia Blair and Mandy Gail Smith were scared away from the park by a blonde-haired man wearing a Halloween mask with pink clown lips and carrying a 2-by-4 board.

Blair and Smith filed a report to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Sept. 22.

“I don’t know if his intentions were just to scare us, which he did a good job at that,” Blair said. “He didn’t say anything. All he did was just look at us the whole time. Nothing came out of his mouth.

“He had blonde, shaggy, curly hair. I didn’t notice anything on his body. It was dark. The park doesn’t really have any lights out there. He was wearing a plaid shirt with some blue jeans.”
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BOMA approves cell phone tower rezoning

Branch Towers received its rezoning that would allow a cell phone tower on 5 acres off Concord Road.

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously during its meeting Thursday, Sept. 24, to approve the request so that 5 of the 8 acres of property, which adjoins Clarity Pointe Memory Care Assisted Living and First Utility District, be rezoned from residential and agricultural to commercial and telecommunications tower overlay.

The rezoning request was discussed during three Farragut Municipal Planning Commission meetings before Commissioners agreed to recommend the Board’s approving the rezoning, and that recommendation came with conditions. Likewise, the Board voted to include the conditions that Branch Towers only can have one tower and it must disguise the tower so it looks as much like a tree as possible.
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Duncan to keynote next FWKC Speaker Series Breakfast

Farragut residents have an opportunity to hear U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of the 2nd Congressional District speak about what is taking place in Washington at Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Breakfast Series.

The Chamber will hold the breakfast, presented by Sherrill Hills Retirement Community and town of Farragut, at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Fox Den Country Club, 12284 N. Fox Den Drive, Farragut.

“We’re thrilled and honored he’s coming,” Bettye Sisco, Chamber president and CEO, said about Duncan’s speaking at the event.

“I am very excited to attend the upcoming Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce breakfast and appreciate very much the opportunity to speak,” Duncan said.
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police reports

• On Sept. 21 at around 1:38 p.m., a Valley Trail complainant reported to Knox County Sheriff’s Office that between June 5 and Sept. 2, an unknown suspect has opened an account with Synchrony Bank in his name. He advised he was made a ware of this by a phone call from the bank advising him he was late on a payment. He stated since this has happened he put a fraud alert on his credit and another creditor called him advising him that someone is trying to use his information to open another account with them. He advised them it was not him and not to do so. He advised the total for the loan with Synchrony Bank is $18,799. read more