National Safe Boating Week Is May 19-25

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The 2018 National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force.

The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 18 with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket, even while at work.

On Saturday, May 19, Ready, Set, Wear It!, will enter its ninth year in trying to bring awareness on the importance of life jacket wear by holding a world record day. Participants will again be part of the attempt to break a world record for the most life jackets worn at one time. The worldwide event kicks off the start of National Safe Boating Week.  

Both events help usher in National Safe Boating Week which is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day Weekend. Boating partners across the United States and Canada are teaming to promote safe boating practices, including the wear of life jackets for National Safe Boating Week and throughout the 2018 boating season.

The goal of National Safe Boating Week is to educate the public about the importance of safe boating practices and wearing life jackets while on the water.


Buffalo Ridge Refuge Set To Hold 2nd Young Sportsman Squirrel Hunt

Chronic Wasting Disease Response Update Given At 1st TFWC Meeting Of 2019

Chattanooga State Becomes Tennessee’s First Certified Bee Campus And 61st In Nation


The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will hold the second Young Sportsman Squirrel Hunt at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on Saturday, Feb. 16. There is no cost to participate in ... (click for more)

An update on the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was presented during the first meeting of 2019 which concluded Friday at the Ducks Unlimited national headquarters. Chuck Yoest, CWD ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Community College has become the 61st educational institution in the nation and the first campus in Tennessee to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Buffalo Ridge Refuge Set To Hold 2nd Young Sportsman Squirrel Hunt

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will hold the second Young Sportsman Squirrel Hunt at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on Saturday, Feb. 16. There is no cost to participate in the hunt for youth ages 6-16. Buffalo Ridge Refuge is also the site of youth deer, Becoming An Outdoors-Woman, trapping education, and Wounded Soldier events. The hunt will be limited ... (click for more)

Chronic Wasting Disease Response Update Given At 1st TFWC Meeting Of 2019

An update on the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was presented during the first meeting of 2019 which concluded Friday at the Ducks Unlimited national headquarters. Chuck Yoest, CWD coordinator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, made a presentation on the agency’s chronic wasting disease response. Yoest informed the commission the agency has sampled more than ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Schools To Close Thursday Due To Expected Ice On Roads

Hamilton County Schools will be closed Thursday due to forecast rain to last through the evening and freezing conditions to follow after 2 a.m. in the higher elevations in the county. Freezing conditions are expected to last until the afternoon in the higher elevations impacting travel in the area. Athletic events will be rescheduled and practices canceled Thursday evening. ... (click for more)

Fire On Hickory Valley Road Displaces Multiple Apartment Residents

A fire broke out at Evergreen Apartments on Hickory Valley Road when fire broke out at approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Robert Knowles said he had just gotten home from work and was walking to his apartment in the H Building when a woman ran out of her apartment across from him carrying two babies in her arms. He said he could see fire toward the back of her apartment. Mr. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Fake News Strikes Again And Again - Response

Two major stories exploded across the headlines this past week which confirm my opinion that the mainstream media (MSM) is biased, incompetent, and can seldom be trusted to impart the news fairly and accurately. The first instance was the BuzzFeed story regarding Michael Cohen and how he allegedly lied on President Trump's behalf to Congress. Virtually all of the big media outlets ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Walmart vs 535 Morons

There is an anonymous paper on the Internet that tells how Walmart could do a better job running America instead of the pompous flops and duds we send to Washington. Please try to connect the dots on Walmart’s 1.6 million employees and the obscene profits that they make versus our 535 members of Congress who blow through money while “WallyWorld” churns out an average of $20-thousand ... (click for more)