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."


State Veterinarian Lifts Poultry Restrictions In Tennessee

Mystery Plant 691: White Boneset

Recovery Of Snail Darter Celebrated; Endangered Species Act Delists The Tennessee Fish


The Tennessee State Veterinarian is lifting statewide poultry restrictions following the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza last month in a backyard flock in Obion County, Tn. ... (click for more)

Most people in __________ (fill in the name of your state), if asked politely, would probably not be able to tell you the name of a field botanist in their area. Now, there are quite a number ... (click for more)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and dozens of conservation partners celebrated the snail darter’s recovery and removal from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife at Seven ... (click for more)



Outdoors

State Veterinarian Lifts Poultry Restrictions In Tennessee

The Tennessee State Veterinarian is lifting statewide poultry restrictions following the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza last month in a backyard flock in Obion County, Tn. HPAI was confirmed in a backyard flock of poultry in Obion County on Sept. 15. The disease is known to be deadly for domesticated fowl. Although the affected site remains under quarantine, ... (click for more)

Recovery Of Snail Darter Celebrated; Endangered Species Act Delists The Tennessee Fish

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and dozens of conservation partners celebrated the snail darter’s recovery and removal from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife at Seven Islands Birding State Park on Tuesday. "The snail darter is the fifth fish species delisted due to recovery in the country and the first in the eastern United States, marking an important ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man, 38, In Critical Condition After He Is Shot Multiple Times On E. 40th Street Off Wilson Road

A 38-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times on Tuesday night. The incident happened around 8 p.m. at 700 E. 48th St. just off Wilson Road. Police were advised that the victim was suffering from a life-threatening injury. Police were told this was a potential dispute between two people that turned violent. The victim was taken to a ... (click for more)

Coty Wamp Names Top Leadership Posts In DA's Office

District Attorney Coty Wamp on Tuesday announced five new leadership positions in the office of the District Attorney. The new positions include executive assistant district attorney, deputy district attorney, gang and violent crime prosecutor, chief homicide prosecutor and child sex abuse prosecutor. “These prosecutors reflect my priorities,” said DA Wamp, who took office ... (click for more)

Opinion

Soddy Daisy Needs A Real Emergency Room - And Response (2)

I am a longtime resident of north Hamilton County, living in what is now Soddy Daisy. A few years ago, I cut my leg using a chainsaw. My wife drove me to an emergency room in Red Bank. After waiting for what seemed like a long time, I was told I would need to go to their downtown location to be sewn up. They told me, “There’s nobody here who can sew you up!” Frustrated, my wife ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: As Others See Us

The picture shows a young blonde girl, her arm around her dad’s neck, as “she watches a man wearing a dog mask and (draped) in a flag that indicates he likes to pretend to be a dog at the Chattanooga Pride parade in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Oct. 2.” No, I wasn’t there but The Epoch Times was, and on Tuesday there appeared on its website a story with the headline: ‘Corporate-Sponsored ... (click for more)