By KEITH WALTHER
The death of Kimberly Batty, 58, of Devonshire Drive in Fairfield Glade is now under investigation by Fairfield Glade Public Safety, the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Batty, who was employed by the Fairfield Glade Community Center, was found dead in her home last Wednesday.
“Please be informed that I am working with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and TBI on this investigation,” Glade Public Safety Chief Randy Hoover said in a statement. “It is currently being treated as a possible homicide.
“No more information is available to the public at this time. However, I will keep residents informed via e-blasts if law enforcement agencies provide additional facts.
“Let me assure everyone that this case is receiving top priority.”
Meanwhile, The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office told Knoxville television stations WATE that it was obvious when they arrived on the scene that it Batty’s death was not an accident or self-inflicted, nor was it of natural causes.
Investigators have reportedly been following leads and sources say have identified some persons of interest in the case.
Batty had only lived in the neighborhood a short time and was the lone resident in the house on Dovenshire.
Sources say that there were no visible clues of robbery or theft that took place, but there were signs of a struggle.
In other Glade news:
Several projects are under way in the Fairfield Glade community.
Two major fall projects are building a new drip field at the wastewater treatment plant and installing a new irrigation system at Dorchester Golf Course.
Dorchester Golf Club closed on Nov. 5 so that installation of the system could begin. There will be 650 new sprinkler heads installed along with a new main line and pump station.
The course should open again on April 1, 2013.
Additionally, the Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc. (Wyndham) and Cumberland Medical Center (CMC) will be breaking ground this fall for the construction of two new buildings.
“Wyndham’s new sales office represents its continued commitment to Fairfield Glade,” said Glade General Manager Bob Weber on the FFGCC website. “When completed, it will enhance our main entrance near the intersection of Peavine Road and Stonehenge Drive.”
Town Hall Meeting
A Town Hall Meeting for all members of the Fairfield Glade Community Club is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29, at 9 A.M. at the Community & Conference Center for the following purposes:
Presentation from Chambers USA on Amenities Master Plan Survey Results; Presentation of Board Suggested Projects By Year based on Survey Results; Return on Investment; Ability to Attract New Members and Existing Conditions; Presentation of 10-Year Master Plan 2013 Capital and Operating Budget Presentation
Some Safety Tips to Consider
Anyone who lives in deer country knows that fall is the most dangerous time of year for deer-vehicle collisions.
According to research from State Farm Insurance, you are three times more likely to have a collision with a deer in the month of November than any time between February and August.
October is in second place and December is third place.
Please drive defensively and watch for deer. Keep in mind that deer generally travel with other deer.
Winter Course Schedule
Dorchester – closed November through March
Brae – closed December, January, February
Crag, Druid Hills and Stonehenge will be open all winter with a rotating schedule of daily closings.
Christmas Blowout Sale
The dates for this year’s Christmas sale are December 6, 7, 8. The sale is held at the Community and Conference Center from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. on the 6th and 7th and 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. on the 8th.
Winter Golf Rates
Starting December 1 and through March 31, 2013, winter rates will be in effect at the Glade golf courses.
The winter rates will be $24 for a preferred card holder, $30 for a member and $35 for a guest. These rates include green fee, cart fee and sales tax are will be at all courses.