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Navy Capt. Gornowich reunites with Farragut Primary School

Farragut Primary School principal Gina Byrd, left, and U.S. Navy Capt. Jennifer Gornowich enact the “Dolphin Pride” motto during FPS morning announcements Tuesday, Sept. 3, which was Gornowich’s first day back as an educational assistant following a year-long deployment to Kuwait.
Farragut Primary School educational assistant and U.S. Navy Capt. Jennifer Gornowich was enthusiastically welcomed “home” Tuesday, Sept. 3, following a year-long deployment to Kuwait.

The faculty hosted a surprise breakfast, then after appearing on the school’s morning announcements with FPS principal Gina Byrd, Gornowich was greeted by the entire student body, lining the school’s hallways and cheering her on as she passed by while the “Star Spangled Banner” played over the intercom.

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Springs at Farragut could be springing up soon

The proposed multi-family development, Springs at Farragut
A planned multi-family home community, Springs at Farragut, is in the very early stages of planning, while officials contemplate rezoning the property.

A proposal for the development — which would bring 10 high-end multi-family buildings (25 acres) and future duplexes (7.7 acres) to a 32-acre tract off Boring Road, just behind the existing Ingles shopping center — will come before the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission Thursday, Sept. 19, as a discussion point only, as Town officials consider creating a new zoning ordinance to accommodate it.

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KCSO police reports

• At 11:51 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, two Knox County Sheriff Office units responded to 11220 Outlet Drive, Cotton Eyed Joe’s in regard to an underage consumption charge. Speaking with security at the business, they reported the suspect had been consuming alcohol and is under age 21. The suspect said he used a fake ID to get alcohol. Reporting officer stated suspect “did have slurred speech and appeared to be intoxicated” in the report. Suspect also was yelling racial slurs at security officers. Suspect was taken into custody and transported to Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility for booking, and also was issued a criminal trespass warning.

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Town of Farragut’s Tourism/Advisory Committee voted early Tuesday, Sept. 10, to recommend the Board of Mayor and Aldermen consider establishing a Hotel/Motel tax, which would be earmarked for tourism.

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Balanced attack sinks Hawks versus Science Hill, 52-14

Coming out behind head coach Mike Potter are Hardin Valley Academy senior game captains preparing to face Johnson City Science Hill at HVA Friday evening, Sept. 6. From left are Trey Bozeman, Kelton Gunn, Luke Filipkowski and Cameron York.
HARDIN VALLEY — Mike Potter knew his team was at a crossroads after it played its 2019 home opener and Region 1-6A lid-lifter Friday night, Sept. 6.

“You’ve got two choices at this point right here,” Potter, HVA’s first-year football head coach, said after the Hawks dropped a 52-14 decision to Johnson City Science Hill in the league opener for both schools. “We throw in the towel or we keep fighting, and we’re going to keep fighting.”

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Typical restaurant it is not

From specialty breakfasts to favorite movies, Maple Street Biscuit Company has a following

The crew helping make sure no student goes hungry with its “Pay it Forward” program at Hardin Valley’s Maple Street Biscuit Company includes, from left, Naomi Shumpert, Julianna James, franchise community leader Pamela Iles-Johnson, Sydney Fairchild, Isabella Murrell and Amiris Sprately.
Pamela Iles-Johnson is making sure Hardin Valley’s Maple Street Biscuit Company is more than just a typical restaurant.

The franchise business, which has been operating along Hardin Valley Road for almost two years, already has made a name for itself, serving up specialty breakfast items and getting to know its customer based just by asking questions that might be menu-specific — or could be more whimsical.

One week, servers were asking patrons to name their favorite movies.

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McKelvey’s Public Works progression

Bud McKelvey
Appalled at the thought of working a mundane, repetitive-task “9 to 5” job, Bud McKelvey said he thrives on the unpredictability of his responsibilities as Town of Farragut’s Public Works director.

“Every single day of this job is a different day,” said McKelvey, whose crew is on call 24/7 for clean-up efforts following storm and snow damage — especially when roads are hazardous or power lines are down — among tasks done with an emphasis on maintaining high Town standards of appearance.

“There have been times where we’ve done eight or 10 new things that we never even thought about doing,” he added.

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