Next Star Party Is Saturday, May 4

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This year Star Parties at Cloudland Canyon State Park, conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park will be held on the first Saturday of the month beginning in April thru September.  The next party will be held on Saturday, May 4.  The event will begin at the starting point of the Disc Golf Course from 8-10 p.m. 

"As always, we will also be observing whatever planets are visible and DSO's (Deep Sky Objects) like star clusters, nebulae and other galaxies like our own Milky Way.  Astronomy programs are free to all."

Usual parking fee at the park applies. If the weather is “iffy” call 941-544-3420 after 6 p.m. that day for update. 



Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park Seeks Volunteers For Annual National Public Lands Day

5,400 Acres Of Cumberland Plateau Habitat To Be Restored

Hamilton County Parks And Recreation Master Plan Findings Presentation Is Thursday


Join volunteers across the nation on Saturday, Sept. 28 taking part in National Public Lands Day - the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States. This year’s activities ... (click for more)

Through an awarded grant, more than 5,400 acres of shortleaf pine forests on the Cumberland Plateau will be restored and enhanced. A collaboration among several organizations will use prescribed ... (click for more)

GreenPlay, LLC will present a summary of initial findings from the public involvement, standards, inventory, and needs assessment for the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Master Plan. ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park Seeks Volunteers For Annual National Public Lands Day

Join volunteers across the nation on Saturday, Sept. 28 taking part in National Public Lands Day - the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States. This year’s activities at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will focus on removing vegetation around the area of historic Camp Demaray. The park asks that participants meet at 8:30 a.m. ... (click for more)

5,400 Acres Of Cumberland Plateau Habitat To Be Restored

Through an awarded grant, more than 5,400 acres of shortleaf pine forests on the Cumberland Plateau will be restored and enhanced. A collaboration among several organizations will use prescribed fire and strategic plantings to revitalize this vanishing habitat that is critical to several species, said officials. The project will be implemented by The Forest Stewards Guild and ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Thurman Says Administration Should Have Vetted "White Privilege" Presentation; Jones Says Talk Was "About The Life We Live"

County School Board member Rhonda Thurman said the county school administration should have vetted a recent controversial presentation on "white privilege" at a teacher in-service training. However, board member Karitsa Mosley Jones said there was nothing wrong with the program by an outside speaker. She said, "That's the life we live. It's the life our students live. It's the ... (click for more)

Man, 44, Stabbed To Death On East Main Street

Chattanooga Police said a 44-year-old man died after being stabbed in the 1200 block of East Main Street around midnight Thursday. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a stab wound. Hamilton County EMS responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. Officers secured the scene and called for the Violent Crimes Bureau to respond. Investigators ... (click for more)

Opinion

Conversation On White Privilege Is Long Overdue - And Response

This opinion is being submitted in response to the many individuals who have communicated with me regarding the term white privilege. This term was included in a presentation by motivational speaker Robert Jackson at the professional development conference for teachers held Aug. 2 and has surprisingly stimulated significant controversy. First, let me commend Superintendent Bryan ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our New ‘Lack Of Trust’

When I saw the first videos of School Superintendent Bryan Johnson unveiling the numbers on the Aquarium’s plaza that “proved” educational promise and prosperity has returned to our county’s public education circus, I eagerly looked for the Newsweek team that accurately profiled our city as it took a huge backwards step in racial ignorance and human disdain. No … but, hey, there ... (click for more)