1 Boating-Related Fatality Reported Over Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there was one boating-related fatality reported over the 2014 Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The fatality came on Memorial Day morning. James Edward Arnett, 67, of Knoxville was launching his boat from a trailer when the incident occurred on Douglas Lake near Inspiration Point Campground on Muddy Creek in Jefferson County. The boating fatality was the first on the long Memorial Day weekend since 2010.

Across the state, the TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division reports 12 total accidents, three of which resulted in injuries. TWRA boating officers made 11 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests, the same number as over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend.

So far in 2014, there have been seven boating fatality accidents. 15 incidents have resulted in injuries and there have been 20 property damage incidents.


2017 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Application Period Is Underway Through July 26

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency offers a reminder that the application period for the 2017 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth is now underway and will continue through  July 26 .   Entries must be submitted before  midnight (CDT)   July 26 . The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists ... (click for more)

9th Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend Set For June 30-July 2

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water,  June 30-July 2 . Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day ( July ... (click for more)

Charles Arthur Kyle, 29, Shot Early Sunday Morning

Charles Arthur Kyle, 29, was shot early Sunday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded at 1:30 a.m. to a person who had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital via a personally-owned vehicle. He was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Kyle advised that he was in a physical altercation with another person when he was shot. ... (click for more)

Wilkins Found With 2 Stolen Vehicles After Homeowner Catches Him In Break-In

Authorities said Jesse Lee Wilkins was found with two stolen vehicles after a resident on Thursday caught him stealing items from his residence on Cave Lane. Wilkins, 29, of 2906 E. 43rd St., was charged with aggravated burglary and two counts of theft over $1,000. When deputies arrived on a burglary call, they found Wilkins and the resident standing in the driveway. He said ... (click for more)

Exempt Volunteer Fire Departments From Procurement Policies - And Response (2)

The Hamilton County Commission just grouped a bunch of departments together in an attempt to reign in the CVB. I haven't spoken to any commissioners, but I truly believe it was unknowingly. By mandating that all non profits that receive 25 percent of their revenue follow county procurement policies, they might as well have padlocked all local volunteer fire departments. We expect ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Deadly ‘Holy Trinity’

If you have grown tired and calloused to America’s horrifying opioid epidemic, please consider what the epidemic has become. A report last week found that, in the United States, emergency room cases including opioid abuse jumped a staggering 99 percent between 2009 and 2014. It is believed that last year over 60,000 Americans died from drug overdoses and – far worse – more than ... (click for more)