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 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 or request CD.  Bring test printout, social security number and a pencil to the Saturday’s class Pre-register by calling the instructor.

Wildlife Officer Pete Geesling Honored In Veterans Day Observance Ceremony

Brandon “Pete” Geesling, a wildlife officer for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency in Warren County, was one of five veteran state employees recognized during a Veterans Day observance event held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza.     Previously, Mr. Geesling served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a combat engineer which included a deployment ... (click for more)

Conservation Reserve Program Sign-Up To be Held Dec. 1-Feb. 26

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up will be held Dec. 1, through Feb. 26, 2016.  Through the program’s various targeted continuous CRP practices, the general and continuous program offerings will provide a much-needed habitat boost to recovering ... (click for more)

Monica McMillon, 37, Shot And Killed In Alton Park On Tuesday Night; 2 Shot On Holtzclaw Avenue

Monica McMillon, 37, was shot and killed in Alton Park on Tuesday night. Then several hours later, two people were shot on Holtzclaw Avenue. The Chattanooga Police responded to the 3800 block of Highland Ave. on the report of a shooting. Once on scene police located one victim inside a residence. She  was struck by gunfire and  succumbed to her injuries on ... (click for more)

Judge Denies Motion By Walker County To Delay Closing Of Hutcheson Hospital

A bankruptcy judge in Atlanta on Tuesday denied a motion by Walker County, Ga., is asking a delay in closing Hutcheson Medical Center and laying off employees. Judge Paul Bonapfel said he appreciated the position of Walker County, but he said he would not interfere with the business decision made by the trustees appointed to operate the Fort Oglethorpe hospital. He also said ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote DesJarlais Out!

There are two good bills in both the Senate and the House of Representatives right now that are directly aimed at the sadistic villains who derive some sick pleasure out of torturing helpless Tennessee Walking Horses. They call it “soring,” where caustic materials are lathered into a horse’s forelegs and then wrapped in plastic so they’ll cook. Sometimes they use nails or screws ... (click for more)