Tennessee TreeToppers Hang Gliding Club Sponsors Team Challenge 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Tennessee TreeToppers hang gliding club is sponsoring Team Challenge 2012, seven days of the club's annual teaching competition. Experienced competitors and mentors of hang gliding team up with pilots just beginning to soar and fly cross-country. 50 pilots or more meet for a week at the club's headquarters at Henson Gap, overlooking Dunlap and the Sequatchie Valley.

Scoring is weighted so that winning teams are generally those where the more experienced pilots assist the less experienced pilots in arriving safely at the daily goals. Nonflying hours are filled with clinics, seminars and other training activities. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the event will end with an awards dinner and Octoberfest celebration.

This year, Tennessee TreeToppers team up with the Southern Para Pilots who are holding their first paragliding Team Challenge. The skies over Sequatchie Valley will be filled with colors and smiling pilots as October arrives in Tennessee.

The club is sponsoring a Raptor Show for all their Sequatchie valley favorite neighbors, with Dale and John Stokes of Save Our American Raptors (SOAR) on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Griffith Elementary Gym at 8 p.m.

Other activities include daily launch and landing clinics, training demonstrations, and films. More information can be found at www.tennesseetreetoppers.orgwww.southernparapilots.org, and www.soarsouth.org.


8th Annual Maury County Youth Small Game And Predator Hunt Scheduled For Feb. 11

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be one of the sponsors for the eighth annual Maury County Youth Small Game and Predator Hunt to be held Feb. 11. The free event is for youth from ages 9-15 who must have a TWRA Hunter Education certification by the hunt date and have all the appropriate licenses permits. Hunters must also provide their own firearm and ammunition.   ... (click for more)

7th Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt Set For Feb. 11 In Cheatham County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Seventh Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area. The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel Greer who lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter ... (click for more)

2 People Shot And Killed On 12th Street After 1 Car Chases Another; 1 Vehicle Crashes Near Willow Street

Two people were shot and killed in the 2100 block of E. 12th Street on Friday night in an incident in which one vehicle was chasing another. One of the vehicles crashed, landing on another car near Willow Street. Two people in the car that wrecked were dead when officers arrived. Police said the incident happened around 8:15 p.m. Police are looking for suspects in the ... (click for more)

School Board Approves 4-Year Contract Extension With Independent Bus Drivers, Who Say They Can Handle 100 Routes; Extension Given On Custodial Contract

The county school board on Thursday night extended the contract by four years of school bus owner operators, who said they could deliver on 100 bus routes. The board delayed until a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Central High School the issue of whether to accept the offer of 100 contract routes. That would be handled by many of the current 49 owner operators taking ... (click for more)

Bakewell Mountain Community Thanks Commissioner Fairbanks

The residents of Bakewell Mountain want to formally thank Commissioner Randy Fairbanks for standing up for our community in protecting our property rights and families. He personally made several trips to our properties and homes to see how the proposed gun range would affect our daily lives with noise, traffic, and a decrease in property values. Sometimes the little guys need ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Lady Remembers Rex

Kevin Roden sits on the City Council in Denton, Texas (think the Dallas-Fort Worth airport area in the northeastern part of the state) and he is gearing up to run for a third term this spring. He’s already got his website up and, while the election isn’t until April, he writes on his blog every now and then. Last month he let his wife take a turn at it, which brings us to yesterday’s ... (click for more)