NWTF To Hold J.A.K.E.S. Youth Event At TWRA Region IV Office

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Three Rivers Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting their annual Allen Ricks Memorial JAKES event at the TWRA Region IV office in Morristown.  Other partners include Atmos energy, the Morristown Trap Club, and the Morristown Archery Club.

On Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., youth ages 5-17 are invited to attend the event for a day of outdoor activities including archery, air rifle shooting, trap shooting, still target shooting, trotline fishing lessons, TWRA K-9 tracking demonstrations, hog trapping demonstrations, and more.

The fee is $10 and includes a JAKES membership, a t-shirt, lunch, and a chance at door prizes.  Lunch for one adult is also included.

In order to get registered to receive this year’s shirt, return a completed registration form and a $10 check payable to the NWTF by Aug. 7.  Send check and registrations to:

Jason Noe, 3496 Boatmans Mountain Rd., Morristown, Tn. 37814.

For more information, please contact Jason at 423 581-3513.

The TWRA Region IV Office is at 3030 Wildlife Way, Morristown, Tn. 37814.


Defendant In False Bear Attack Case Pleads Guilty

The defendant charged with filing a false report after he told authorities an animal attacked him last September pleaded guilty in Campbell County Criminal Court this month.   Michael Savage, 28, of LaFollette, claimed he was walking along Demory Road in LaFollette in the early morning hours of  Sept. 4,  when he was attacked by an animal with dark coarse ... (click for more)

Cleveland Receives 24th Tree City USA Award

Cleveland has received its 24th Tree City U.S.A. award. The National Arbor Day Foundation recognizes Tree Cities annually. The local ceremony took place  Tuesday  beside the greenway at 20th and Keith streets. Mayor Tom Rowland pointed out cities must meet the foundation's criteria to receive the distinction. Taking part in the ceremony were members of the Cleveland ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firefighter Arrested For Robbery Of Hixson Convenience Store

The Chattanooga Police Department has arrested a Chattanooga firefighter in connection with a robbery on Sunday morning. The firefighter has been identified as Steven Kyle Ratledge. Firefighter Ratledge was assigned to Station 19 in Hixson and has been with the department for approximately 3 1/2 years. Firefighter Ratledge has been placed on leave without pay as the investigation ... (click for more)

Rescuers Help Man After He Falls 30 Feet From Signal Bluff

Rescuers helped a man back up after he fell 30 feet on a Signal Mountain bluff on Saturday night. However, he was not seriously injured. At 11 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting the fall. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 1425 East Brow Road. When rescue personnel arrived on the scene, they reported a 25-year-old male had fallen 30 feet off the side of ... (click for more)

Being Proactive With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide,  There is no cure for Parkinson’s, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Source: National Parkinson’s Foundation  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In May

Back when we were kids this day’s battle cry was, “Hooray, hooray for the First of May! Outdoor swimming starts today! With temperatures in the high 80s and we dive in to a new month, our monthly walk in a garden heavy with spring time pollen looks promising … AN ORCHID for the movie “Rocky” on its 40 th anniversary: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t ... (click for more)