Oral Rabies Vaccine Bait Drops Delayed Due To Government Shutdown

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services announced that the planned oral rabies vaccine (ORV) bait drops in portions of east Tennessee have been delayed due to the government shutdown and furlough of employees. 

The bait drops were to vaccinate raccoons and prevent the spread of rabies in the state.

Officials said, " We hope to resume the planned operations once funding has been restored."


WaterWays Announces Nature By The Pint

Tennessee State Parks To Host After Thanksgiving Hikes On Friday

CWD Positive Deer Found In Gibson And McNairy Counties


WaterWays, a Chattanooga based non-profit, committed to educating children and adults about the importance of clean water in their communities through school programs, restoration projects, community ... (click for more)

Tennessee State Parks offer an alternative to Black Friday shopping or simply a chance to walk off some of that Thanksgiving meal with After Thanksgiving Hikes on Friday, at parks across the ... (click for more)

Gibson and McNairy County are now positive for chronic wasting disease after confirmation through multiple tests from hunter harvested deer. These results change the CWD status of both counties ... (click for more)



Outdoors

WaterWays Announces Nature By The Pint

WaterWays, a Chattanooga based non-profit, committed to educating children and adults about the importance of clean water in their communities through school programs, restoration projects, community creek clean-ups and homeowner programs, announces Nature by the Pint, a five-month series featuring local science and nature experts. Nature by the Pint is held the third Thursday ... (click for more)

Tennessee State Parks To Host After Thanksgiving Hikes On Friday

Tennessee State Parks offer an alternative to Black Friday shopping or simply a chance to walk off some of that Thanksgiving meal with After Thanksgiving Hikes on Friday, at parks across the state. The hikes can be guided or self-directed. They vary from easy strolls to more rugged excursions and include options for young and old. The hikes offer the opportunity to enjoy nature ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 1 More COVID Death And 81 New Cases; County Death Toll Rises From 680 To 702 Due To "Reporting Issue"; Tennessee Has 100 More Deaths

The Hamilton County Health Department reported one more coronavirus death on Thursday and 107 new positive cases, up from 81 on Wednesday. The total number of cases in the county now stands at 65,721. The death total is now at 702. It was reported at 680 on Wednesday, but due to a reporting issue with an area hospital, there has been a delay in reporting COVID deaths. Twenty-one ... (click for more)

Governor Exonerates Adam Braseel Of Grundy County On Murder Charge

Governor Bill Lee announced executive clemency decisions for 17 offenders who have demonstrated a successful path to rehabilitation and established a new process for individuals seeking clemency for drug-free school zone convictions. Those include an exoneration for Adam Braseel of Grundy County, who spent 12 years of a 51-year sentence for a murder it is now believed he did ... (click for more)

Opinion

In Praise Of EV - And Response (2)

Roy, sometimes I think I envy your uncanny ability to compartmentalize, draw bright lines and to simply conclude that thing one is good and thing two is bad. No electric vehicle for you. In Roy’s universe: Batteries are bad. Gasoline is good. My 30+ years of practicing environmental law and addressing legacy environmental impacts have proved otherwise. As the Eagles ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Winter Blues

Doctors call it Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and scientists are convinced about 10 million Americans suffer from what is commonly known as ‘The Winter Blues.’ Now about the last thing I want to write about is SAD and I know some people will not warm to the subject. But those who know me best know that I’ve had a problem with depression for years. I dutifully take two pills ... (click for more)