Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo Begins in Nashville

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Inaugural Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo takes place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville August 12-14.

Thousands of hunting enthusiasts from the surrounding region are expected to attend this first-of-its-kind collaboration between the nation’s top five wildlife conservation organizations.

The expo will feature a massive indoor hunting exhibit hall and a 105-acre outdoor demonstration area, complete with Ram truck, ATV and UTV test tracks; an archery and five stand area; food plot and crop demonstrations; classic truck and tractor exhibits; a zip line and a Kid’s Village.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet many of their favorite outdoor celebrities including record-setting fisherman and host of the hit television show Fishing with Roland Martin, Roland Martin, Top Shot competition winner Chris Reed, and the First Lady of Hunting, Brenda Valentine. In addition, tickets are available for a Saturday dinner and private concert by All Access Outdoors host and Opry member Craig Morgan with special guest Jeff Foxworthy.

Day passes to the Expo are $20, three-day passes are $45, and children 12 and under receive free Expo admission.
Visit www.LandandWildlifeExpo.com for reservations and more information.

ABOUT THE EXPO
The Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo presented by Ram Trucks is a family-friendly, destination event for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, showcasing land conservation and resource management technology from top outdoor retailers and organizations. The three-day show, taking place August 12-14, 2011 at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., includes outdoor exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, seminars, live music, banquets and other special events visit www.LandandWildlifeExpo.com for more details.



City Of Cleveland To Offer Lifeguard Courses

The City of Cleveland will be offering lifeguard review and certification courses this spring. The lifeguard review course costs $100 and the lifeguard certification course costs $200. All classes will be held at the Denning Center, 350 Central Avenue, Cleveland, Tn. 37311. For registration and additional questions, contact Kelly McClanahan at kmcclanahan@clevelandtn.gov ... (click for more)

“A Land Defiled: The Environmental Impact Of The Civil War On Chattanooga" Program Slated For March 4

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will provide a one-hour, ranger-facilitated discussion on the environmental impact of the Civil War on Chattanooga on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. This program will take place at Orchard Knob Reservation in Chattanooga, at the intersection of Ivy Street and Orchard Knob Avenue. "In his novel, The Two Towers, author J.R.R. Tolkien ... (click for more)

City Files Petition To Turn Confederate Cemetery Over To Sons Of The Confederacy

The city of Chattanooga has filed a petition in Chancery Court asking that management of the Confederate Cemetery be turned over to the Sons of the Confederacy. The Sons of the Confederacy, a group that has long taken care of the cemetery, joined in the petition. The cemetery is located by the UTC campus. It is beside the Citizens Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery on the old ... (click for more)

Candidate For County Commission District 5 Lives In District 7; Election Office Says Geter Plans To Move Prior To August Election

A candidate who qualified to run for County Commission District 5 currently lives just across the line in District 7. The election office said Katherlyn Geter advised that she plans to move into District 5 prior to the Aug. 2 general election. She is running against District 5 incumbent Greg Beck in the May Democratic primary. Ms. Geter lives in a neighborhood near Silverdale ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Me & Billy Graham

For several years in my life it seemed my bad arm and I spent more time at Mayo Clinic than we did in my own house. I hold the record for the most different infections in an elbow at the same time, and my medical charts never had my name on them, instead I was simply, “Mr. Complication.” One morning in particular I spent a horrible three hours in the “nerve conduction lab” with ... (click for more)