Body Recovered From Holston River In Hawkins County

Saturday, June 15, 2019
TWRA and the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office are investigating a body found floating in the Holston River near Christian‘s Bend boat ramp in Hawkins County.  

Investigators say it appears to have been in the water for quite sometime. The Hawkins County Rescue Squad is on the scene and TWRA and HCSO are jointly investigating as it is undetermined if the incident is boating related at this point.  Contrary to early reports the male victim was not wearing a life jacket.

The incident remains under investgation.

Star Party At Cloudland Canyon Will Be Aug. 3

Bio-Acoustic Fish Fence Seeks To Deter Invasive Asian Carp

Pilot Whales Beach Themselves On St. Simons Island In Georgia; 2 Die


Star parties are held at Cloudland Canyon State Park on the first Saturday of the month through September. Conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends ... (click for more)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are hosting a media day on July 30 ... (click for more)

M ultiple Pilot whales ( Globicephala melas ) repeatedly beached themselves on Georgia ’s S t. Simons Island on Wednesday , according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Star Party At Cloudland Canyon Will Be Aug. 3

Star parties are held at Cloudland Canyon State Park on the first Saturday of the month through September. Conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park, participants may see the wonders of the night sky through provided telescopes. Participants will observe whatever planets are visible and deep sky objects ... (click for more)

Bio-Acoustic Fish Fence Seeks To Deter Invasive Asian Carp

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are hosting a media day on July 30 at Barkley Lock and Dam to showcase the ongoing installation of a bio-acoustic fish fence (BAFF) to deter the spread of Asian carp in Kentucky waters. U.S. Rep. James Comer; Allan Brown, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Signal Mountain Council Finalizes Tax Rise Of Over 20%; Cheryl Graham Takes Spalding Seat

The Signal Mountain Council voted to increase property taxes by 20.434 percent on second and final reading on Monday night. This makes the tax rate $1.8866 for every $100 of assessed value of a property. For a median price home in the town of $250,000, this will mean an increase of $200.07. Moves to reduce the budget to the get to this rate included eliminating an unfilled ... (click for more)

Girl, 16, In Critical Condition After Sunday Morning Rafting Accident On The Ocoee River

A 16-year-old girl was listed in critical condition at a Chattanooga hospital after a rafting accident on the Ocoee River. The incident happened around 10 a.m. on Sunday on a trip by Quest Expeditions. The girl was reportedly on life support. Ryan Cooke, president of the Ocoee River Outfitters Association, said, "I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to the family ... (click for more)

Opinion

I Support Erlanger - And Response

I write this opinion today under my own free will, without any suggestion or prodding from the management of Erlanger Health System. As a medical doctor employed by Erlanger, I am on the front lines taking care of people. Erlanger is an excellent health system and an excellent place to receive care. It is easy to sit back at a distance and decree how things should run. It is a different ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Mendicant’s Poem

Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit monk before he died in 1972, would have us to believe, “I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn't, no matter how hard I tried. “Then one day someone said to me, “Don't change. I love you just as you are,” Tony ... (click for more)