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Belleaire etc. 12 en‘light’en at Staff Developer meeting

Surrounding neighbors upset with apparent plans to add ballfield lights at First Baptist Church’s Concord Christian School are continuing to make their concerns known, most recently during the Town Staff/Developer meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5.

About a dozen residents, primarily from adjacent Belleaire subdivision, but also from Derby Run and Farragut Crossing, attended the meeting for the first agenda item, a discussion and public hearing on a request to amend the Farragut Municipal Code pertaining to outdoor site lighting “to allow

for ballfield lighting that is custom designed not to affect neighboring properties.”

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Anti-family friendly event fears fade with BOMA contract

In response to a controversial Lawnchair Concert Series act who performed earlier this summer, Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a new special events co-sponsor contract during its Thursday, Sept. 23 meeting.

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Minus contractor money penalties, Concord Road widening work will finish Nov. 30 at latest

It looks like holiday travelers will enjoy a completed Concord Road (state route 332) widening project in Farragut and Knox County — at a cost of $10,192,277 — unless prime contractor, Summers-Taylor Inc. pays a huge daily cash penalty.

“The current contract completion date is Nov. 30, after which the contractor may incur liquidated damages,” stated Mark Nagi, Tennessee Department of Transportation Community Relations officer for Region 1 (East Tennessee), in a press release.

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‘Gifts of love:’ ERC to Farragut teachers

Concerned for Farragut public school teachers, as they have recently been navigating what has become a difficult year, Farragut’s Education Relations Committee will be working next week to shower them with love, thanks and treats.

Committee member Mary Nussbaum made the suggestion late last week to her fellow ERC members, and immediately received an outpouring of support.

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KCSOreports

• At 9:13 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, an officer was dispatched to a North Campbell Station Road address in regards to a traffic accident at the stoplight of Snyder Road and Campbell Station Road. “Suspect/arrestee said the accident was her fault,” having rear-ended the other party, “causing damage to both vehicles,” the report stated. “While talking with the suspect, I could smell a scent that I associate with an alcoholic beverage coming from her person.

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