HCSO Notified By USDA Rabies Prevention Will Begin On Monday

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has been notified by the USDA that beginning on Monday through Oct. 22, they will be performing rabies vaccination throughout Hamilton County and the surrounding counties for raccoons.
 
The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services (USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services), and the Tennessee Department of Health, supported by other state and federal agencies, are continuing to implement a program to immunize wild raccoons for rabies with a goal to stop the spread of raccoon rabies in Tennessee, officials said.
 
The oral rabies vaccine is Raboral V-RG is placed inside a fishmeal block or coated with fishmeal.
The block and or the coating is made with fishmeal and oil that is known to attract raccoons. Fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft will distribute the vaccine. Raccoons that eat the vaccine-laced bait will become immune to rabies.
 
The process will last (barring bad weather) 26 days.

The Community Market Is Now Open Weekends

West Hill Cemetery Clean-Up Set For July 20

American Humane Presents McKamey Animal Center With Feed The Hungry Grant


Community Haven is housing The Community Market on weekends, and began Friday. The Market is located at the corner of 815 N. Hickory St. and Citico Avenue. It is free to the public to attend. ... (click for more)

The City of Dalton’s Public Works Department is planning another round of cleaning up in the West Hill Cemetery later this month. Cemetery workers are still seeing prohibited items on cemetery ... (click for more)

American Humane announced that McKamey Animal Center received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Chattanooga, MAC works to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty ... (click for more)



Happenings

The Community Market Is Now Open Weekends

Community Haven is housing The Community Market on weekends, and began Friday. The Market is located at the corner of 815 N. Hickory St. and Citico Avenue. It is free to the public to attend. The Community Haven Thrift Store will be open, along with current vendors there, selling jewelry, unique decorative items, t-shirts, soaps, vegetables, children's items and more. The ... (click for more)

West Hill Cemetery Clean-Up Set For July 20

The City of Dalton’s Public Works Department is planning another round of cleaning up in the West Hill Cemetery later this month. Cemetery workers are still seeing prohibited items on cemetery grounds that can cause safety problems with workers performing maintenance in the cemetery. If those items aren’t removed by family members before July 20, cemetery staff will be disposing ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has Another Coronavirus Death, 106 New Cases; Tennessee Has 14 More Deaths, 1,460 More Cases

Hamilton County has added a 38th coronavirus death. Becky Barnes, Health Department administrator, said, "It is with sadness that the Health Department reports the 38 th COVID-19 of a Hamilton County resident. The individual was a 51-60 year old white female with underlying medical conditions." There are 106 new cases, bringing the total to 3,361. Tennessee had 14 more ... (click for more)

Health Department Says Individuals Had Potential COVID Exposure At Coolidge Fountain, Aquarium, Pizza Spot, Wedding

The Health Department has determined through COVID-19 contact tracing that potential exposures occurred at the Coolidge Park fountain area July 1, Old Chicago Pizza (Hixson) for dine-in service on July 2, the Tennessee Aquarium on July 4, and the Quillin-Hammonds wedding at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Individuals were at these locations during their infectious periods with ... (click for more)

Opinion

Are Theft, Vandalism And Arson Now Acceptable Behavior In Chattanooga?

There are a lot of things I don’t agree with in this world and I will openly speak out about it in a civilized tone and manner. I definitely don’t go around stealing, vandalizing and burnIng those items that frustrate or anger me as that would be counterproductive to a civilized society. Watching the news this morning I saw a couple of individuals committing theft, vandalism, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Some time ago The Saturday Funnies started a “CLICK HERE” section at the end of the weekly jokes and stories. With today’s magnificent media, they are easily available and now I find a good half of the “Funnies” that arrive in our emails are videos. This week I received one video that I believe should be shared with everyone in times such as this. Because I am so gleeful over ... (click for more)