town view: Ron PinchokAs a Farragut citizen, I value many aspects of living in this great Town, including (but not limited to) our beautiful parks and greenways; extensive shopping and dining choices; award winning Knox County schools; and close proximity to Knoxville and destinations like the Great Smoky Mountains. I believe these qualities are what draw many to call Farragut home. But is this community pride translating to how you write your address? read more
letters to the editor
Fox Run resident says ‘butt out’At the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting on Jan. 28, a gentleman opposed the rezoning of the Swan property based on his personal interpretation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
As a Fox Run resident, I do not agree with his interpretation. Open Space, as applied in this rezoning request, is a land use — not a buffer — and will serve as an appropriate transition between the commercial portion of the Swan farm and Fox Run.
Further, a great majority of Fox Run residents are excited about a park across from our subdivision, and we commend the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission, particularly Alderman [Louise] Povlin, for suggesting a very unique solution. Fox Run residents prefer a park transition area over any other proposed transitions (including a senior living facility or condos) because it will provide an enviable amenity, which will increase the desirability of Fox Run home ownership and serve as a gathering place for residents from other subdivisions. read more
guest view: Gov. Bill HaslamBetween work, taking care of children and simply paying the monthly bills, the idea of going back to college, for many adults, may seem unrealistic at first.
But we are working hard to encourage adults to go back and finish college, and we have challenged our higher education institutions to find ways to assist adults who are interested in going back and getting that degree or credential.
This month, we announced Tennessee Reconnect + Complete, urging Tennessee adults with some college credit to return to college and complete their degrees. We have 110,000 Tennesseans who are over halfway complete toward a degree but have dropped out. Of those, 25,000 likely have enough credits to graduate in only one additional semester. read more