TWRA Regional Manager Retires After 38 Years

Friday, January 19, 2018
John Gregory (front right) is pictured with his family at a retirement party held at the TWRA Regional Office in Morristown
John Gregory (front right) is pictured with his family at a retirement party held at the TWRA Regional Office in Morristown

John C. Gregory, Regional Manager of TWRA’s Region IV Office in Morristown, has retired after over 38 years of service.

 

An Oak Ridge, Tn. native, Mr. Gregory attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry in 1977. Upon graduation, he began his career with TWRA as a trainee forester at Cheatham Wildlife Management Area, located just west of Nashville in Cheatham Co.  After promoting to Forester 1 and Forester 2 while at Cheatham, he was named staff forester of the Real Estate and Forestry Division in 1992 and ultimately became Division Chief in 1994.

Most recently, he transferred to his final position with TWRA as the Region IV Manager in 2009.

 

Having spent a great deal of time in both middle and east Tennessee, Mr. Gregory was honored with two retirement parties by his coworkers.  On Jan. 11, a retirement party was held for him at the Region IV office in Morristown.  About 90 people, including, family, friends, agency employees and professional colleagues attended the gathering to celebrate his career with a lunch, video presentations and short speeches by several people including Mr. Gregory.  At the Jan. 18 meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Region II Office in Nashville, he enjoyed another round of best wishes from TFWC commissioners and colleagues in that area. The gathering included food, video presentations, a poem from TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter and presentation of a plaque and a .357 revolver commemorating his years of service to the agency.

 

During his retirement, Mr. Gregory is an avid fisherman who lives on Douglas Lake in Jefferson Co. and expects to enjoy time on the water with his family.  He and his wife Mickey are also Tennessee Titans season ticket holders and plan to continue attending football games. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues at TWRA who want to wish him and his family all the best in a happy retirement.


4 Horses Sickened By EIA In Middle Tennessee

Groundbreaking For New Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn Held On Tuesday

TWRA To Host Public Meeting At Pickwick Landing State Park To Discuss Fisheries Management On Lake, Tailwaters


The state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Middle Tennessee. Staff at the C.E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory tested blood ... (click for more)

Tennessee State Parks and elected officials broke ground on Tuesday for a new inn, restaurant and conference center at Fall Creek Falls State Park, part of a broader $200 million investment in ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Pickwick Landing State Park to discuss fisheries management on Pickwick Lake and its tailwaters. The ... (click for more)


Outdoors

4 Horses Sickened By EIA In Middle Tennessee

The state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Middle Tennessee. Staff at the C.E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory tested blood samples and determined that four horses stabled at a farm in Rutherford County were positive for EIA. Those horses were euthanized. Six other horses at the same farm tested negative, but ... (click for more)

Groundbreaking For New Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn Held On Tuesday

Tennessee State Parks and elected officials broke ground on Tuesday for a new inn, restaurant and conference center at Fall Creek Falls State Park, part of a broader $200 million investment in state parks over the last eight years by Governor Bill Haslam’s administration and the Tennessee General Assembly. The facility at Fall Creek Falls is part of over $175 million in capital ... (click for more)

Breaking News

2nd Man Charged In October 2018 Murder Of Jacob Dakota Moore Of Apison

A second arrest has been made in the October 2018 murder of Jacob Dakota Moore of Apison. Authorities earlier charged Askia Witherow in the slaying. On Thursday, warrants were issued for James David Robinson, 42, charging him with one count of first-degree murder, one count of especially aggravated kidnapping, four counts of especially aggravated robbery, four counts ... (click for more)

Linda Damewood Killed, Another Critical, Third Injured In Shooting At Crossville

One person was killed, another critically injured and a third hurt in a shooting at Crossville on Saturday. Linda Damewood, 74, of Crossville, was dead at the scene. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Tansi Security, and Tennessee Highway Patrol units responded to 8610 Cherokee Trail at approximately 6:38 p.m. to a reported shooting. Cumberland County Sheriff’s ... (click for more)

Opinion

Senator Alexander: A Reasonable Proposal To End The Government Shutdown

A government shutdown is always the wrong idea. It is the wrong idea under President Trump, just as it was the wrong idea under President Obama. Members of Congress should first remember that when a president who has been duly elected by the people of the United States -- whatever you may think of him or her -- has a legitimate objective, it is our responsibility to do everything ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Swimming With Jim Morgan

I’ve never talked much about this – it is too close to bragging – but in my teenaged years I was a good swimmer. I loved being in the water and maybe the greatest compliment back in the day was when new UT swimming coach Ray Bussard offered me a ‘full ride’ with the Vols. Are you kidding me … by then I was into tobacco, alcohol, convertibles, and girls in angora sweaters - there ... (click for more)