Hunter Safety Classes Announced

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hamilton County – CD/Online Class –  Calvary Baptist Church in Redbank, 5201 Dayton, Blvd., Chattanooga, Tn. 37415. Nov. 3, from 1–6 p.m.  You must be nine years of age to graduate from a class.  You must complete a State Approved Course at www.tnwildlife.org or request CD.  Bring test printout, social security number and a pencil to class. Pre-register by calling the instructor Jon Finch at 423 605-9840.     

Morgan County – Traditional Class and  CD/Online Class – American Legion Hall, 202 S. Kingston St., Wartburg, TN  37887.  Tues, Oct.  30, Thurs., Nov. 1, Fri., Nov. 2 (5–8 p.m.) and Sat., Nov. 3 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.) Traditional - Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring social security number and a pencil to class.  To register call the instructor Bill Podewils at 865 548-0907.    CD/Online - You must complete a State Approved Course at www.tnwildlife.org or request CD.  Bring test printout, social security number and a pencil to the Saturday’s class Pre-register by calling the instructor.


Stakeholder Contributions Inform Tennessee Wildlife Action Plan Revision

Revision of the Tennessee State Wildlife Action Plan (TSWAP) is underway. As a critical part of this process, the Tennessee Wildlife  and The Nature Conservancy hosted meetings this spring to bring together wildlife and habitat experts from around the state to provide valuable input. The main objectives of these meetings were to p rovide partners with an overview of State ... (click for more)

2015 Youth Fishing Events Scheduled Throughout The State

There are numerous youth fishing events scheduled throughout Tennessee this spring and into the summer. Interested persons can check the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website at www.tnwildlife.org for scheduled events or contact their regional office.   The 2015 Free Fishing Day in Tennessee is Saturday, June 6 when anyone in the state may fish free without a license ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)

The Swat Heard 'Round The World

If one can reach Toya Graham, the lady who whipped her boy and brought  him home from a life of crime in Baltimore, I want to give her a  nomination for my Bill of Rights Award.  This was a beautiful move and one which I call The Swat Heard 'Round the World.  Mind you, if it had been a white lady whipping her child to save her child from crime, she would ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Anti-Semitism Is Now Here

To those of the Jewish faith, the celebration of Passover every year is one of freedom. The sacred holidays, held in early April, commemorate the Exodus out of Egypt when Moses led the tribe of Israel from slavery to freedom. I believe it is one of the greatest stories in the Bible. On the other hand, the Jewish people of today are hardly free. Globally, anti-Semitic attacks in ... (click for more)