Public Invited To Share Input At TWRA Elk Program Workshop

Monday, February 11, 2019
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources invites the public to attend an Elk Program Workshop to gather input regarding the elk program and implementation of the Strategic Elk Management Plan.
 
The plan was approved in March 2018 and can be viewed on the “Elk in Tennessee” page on the TWRA website.  Information about the elk program will be shared, and attendees will be asked to provide any thoughts and suggestions about important items for the upcoming year.
 
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 5 from 6-8 p.m.
at the Ball Farm Event Center, 2107 General Carl W. Stiner Hwy. (Hwy 63), LaFollette, TN 37766.  Written comments will also be accepted by e-mail at Ask.TWRA@tn.govor or by mailing TWRA, 3030 Wildlife Way, Morristown, TN 37814. Add “Elk Program Comments” in the subject line.

Online Registration Available For Free Trapper Training Camps

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced To Address National Park Service Maintenance Backlog

A Day Of Gardening Program Offered Feb. 23


Online registration is continuing for the first of two free trapper training camps to be hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters. The first camp ... (click for more)

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Restore Our Parks Act, bipartisan legislation that would address the nearly $12 billion ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Federation of Garden Club, Inc.-District III is sponsoring the eighth annual "A Day of Gardening" seminar on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Online Registration Available For Free Trapper Training Camps

Online registration is continuing for the first of two free trapper training camps to be hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters. The first camp is at TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on Feb. 22-24. The second camp is at TWRA’s Hiwassee Refuge in Meigs County near the Hamilton County community of Birchwood on March 15-17. ... (click for more)

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced To Address National Park Service Maintenance Backlog

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Restore Our Parks Act, bipartisan legislation that would address the nearly $12 billion backlog in long-delayed maintenance projects at the National Park Service (NPS). Other original cosponsors include Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kamala Harris ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Sanford Found Innocent Of 2000 Strangulation Murder In East Ridge

A Criminal Court jury on Friday night found Jason Sanford not guilty in the 2000 strangulation death of an East Ridge woman. The defense put on no proof. Sanford spent two and a half years in jail awaiting trial in the Cold Case. Earlier on Friday, a Michigan man gave a deathbed statement that his first cousin had admitted killing Sarah Davis Perry. The jury heard ... (click for more)

Trio Charged In Armed Robbery Of Dunkin Doughnuts On Highway 58

Three men have been charged with the robbery of the Dunkin Doughnuts on Highway 58 on Wednesday night. Charged with aggravated robbery were Justin Marcus Brakefield, 29, of 7310 Standifer Gap Road, Demarketh King, 30, of 4613 Locksley Lane, and Xavior Travon Robinson, 18, of 3606 Locksley Lane. An employee said three males walked into the business through a back door that ... (click for more)

Opinion

Bill Passes Senate That Preserves Tennessee's Natural Beauty And Historical Sites

This week, the U.S. Senate passed sweeping legislation that will preserve Tennessee’s natural beauty and protect our historical sites. I have seen first-hand how a popular park or museum can provide a recreation or educational experience for Tennesseans. But these sites can also help local economies by attracting tourism, which brings with it jobs and tax dollars to Tennessee. ... (click for more)

How Do We Progress With This President? - And Response (2)

I try so hard to not say things detrimental to our government, I love my country but I am so ashamed by the president we now tolerate. When is it going to be said enough is enough? Today, he declared an emergency declaration to move billions of dollars of possible worthy endeavors in our countries budget to fight illegal immigration to build his wall. I will compare 20 to 1 the ... (click for more)