We live in West Knoxville and have noticed a couple of coyotes hanging around. Several homeowners are afraid for their small animals and children. Animal Control and Wildlife Services both declined to help with the problem. I am aware that there is no specific season or bag limit on Coyotes. I am looking for someone that would want to come and trap or safely hunt the coyote(s) before someone's pet or small child is harmed.
I have personally come face to face with it 4 times in the last week and while I was not concerned for my safety, my neighbors dog was definitely in danger had I not been outside to deter the coyote. Please let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.
Oak Ridge Secret City Festival is trying to ban guns. This appears to have been posted yesterday, I just saw it today.
" The Festival is free - but there is a gate. No Coolers, No Outside Alcohol, No Weapons, No Drugs, No Pets Bags will be searched "
another person posted
They came back with
Seriously if it is concealed no one will know, and no reason to volunteer and advertise the permit. If you have facebook, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/SecretCityFestival/
By Old Mitch
Had to rent a car for couple of days. Came out of it feeling like the car rental business is a bunch of con games.
You start online. You search "car rentals" and you find a lot of offers for great rates. So you start by calling the company that has "budget" in its name. You aren't quoted anything remotely close to what they are touting online. You call a second company. Same thing. So you realize those are all just teasers, and you're going to be paying more than what you were hoping.
But you don't give up. You tell the person on the phone--at a call center somewhere--you just need basic transportation, no frills. They quoted you anywhere from $160 to $220 for 2 days. The online teasers were for $36 to $40 for 2 days! You know they're just trying to upsell you, and the deals are surely available if you just keep asking. You say, "no, I mean BASIC, as in cheap, as in, just a little car with no frills." You tell them you have your own insurance, you want to pick it up and bring it back to same location.
And, you have already said "I would like to return it about 9 or 10 p.m. the day i get back," so they told you their only location where you can do that is at the airport. But as you still complain that the rates are way higher than what you saw online, the rental person says, " well, you asked to get it from the airport location, it's always higher at the airport." Huh? Maybe that makes sense, but not renting cars very often, how would you know that? You reply, I'll figure out a way to be back by 6:00--closing time--at their other locations.
Finally a little progress. You are quoted about $130, for a small car the agent says is available now at a downtown location. "Total price, including tax and whatever other fees you charge," you ask? Yes. "Ok, I'll take it. I'll be there in half an hour to pick it up.
Your credit card and other info is taken, the reservation is made. You are assured that the computer shows the car is ready and waiting at that location.
It gets better.