TWRA Calendar Photo Contest Winners Announced

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The winning entries for the 2019-20 Tennessee Wildlife magazine photo contest have been selected by staff members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The selections will appear in the annual calendar issue of the magazine, which will be available in July.

 

The staff selected photographs from hundreds of submissions and had the challenge to narrow the entries to 13 photos that will appear in the calendar issue.

The 2019-20 calendar will begin with the month of August and continues through the following July. Other entries will be kept on file and could have the opportunity to appear in future agency publications and on the agency’s website.

 

The photographers with the selected entries are Jimmy Baker (Normandy), John Bell (Martin), Donna Bourdon (Ooltewah), Sharon Cardin (Nashville), Jeffery Cashdollar (Goodlettsville), Jennifer Jenson (Bowling Green, Ky.), Larry Patterson (Hendersonville), Rick Small (Rock Hill, S.C.), Brian Shults (Alcoa), and Mary Glynn Williamson (Nashville).

 

The staff of Tennessee Wildlife congratulates the winners and reminds photographers that if your photo was not chosen, next year’s entry could be a winner. Rules and deadlines for the 2020-21 Tennessee Wildlife photo contest will appear in future issues of the magazine and also in the fall on the TWRA website. Photographers will again be invited to submit their best photos on fishing and wildlife species native to the Volunteer State, and fishing and hunting scenes in Tennessee.



Spartan Super Tests Strength And Endurance

Parks And Recreation Has Master Plans Public Survey

PODCAST: Clint Powell Interviews Richard Rhett


Another piece of the Spartan Trifecta – the Spartan Super – is an 8+ mile course featuring nearly 30 obstacles. They held their latest race at Fort Carson as part of their Honor Series, which ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department is taking a master plans survey to get the public’s thoughts on how the parks and recreation department can best serve the public as they plan ... (click for more)

Clint Powell interviewed Richard Rhett, owner of Sierra Madre Research. They talked about his experience on Shark Tank, his partnership with Sir Richard Branson, the creative process, his ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Spartan Super Tests Strength And Endurance

Another piece of the Spartan Trifecta – the Spartan Super – is an 8+ mile course featuring nearly 30 obstacles. They held their latest race at Fort Carson as part of their Honor Series, which hosts Spartan racers alongside the military community. The Army base, which features challenging training terrain, hosted both the Sprint and Super races last weekend. The Super featured ... (click for more)

Parks And Recreation Has Master Plans Public Survey

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department is taking a master plans survey to get the public’s thoughts on how the parks and recreation department can best serve the public as they plan for the future. The public is encouraged to participate in the survey . (click for more)

Breaking News

Volkswagen Chattanooga Announces New Members For Leadership Team

A new CEO for Volkswagen Chattanooga was announced on Thursday. Frank Fischer introduced Tom du Plessis to all Chattanooga employees at a team meeting. Also introduced was Burkhard Ulrich, successor to Nicole Koesling, as incoming senior vice president of human resources for the factory. Former Chattanooga finance manager Brent Hinson returns from Volkswagen of America’s headquarters ... (click for more)

Latest County School Budget Cuts Most Student Fees, Adds Literacy Aides; Across-The-Board Increase Stays At 2.5%

County School officials on Thursday presented a revised budget that eliminates most school fees and adds 10 literacy aides. The employee pay increase remains at 2.5 percent - short of the five percent that was included in the initial budget requiring a 34-cent property tax increase. That tax rise was rejected 5--4 by the County Commission. Board member Tucker Pennington put ... (click for more)

Opinion

Senator Alexander's Solution To Surprise Medical Billing Is Worrisome

Senator Lamar Alexander has been promoting the Lower Healthcare Cost Act legislation passed by the Senate HELP committee he chairs earlier this month. There are many provisions in the bill that will work to lower healthcare costs, something that we all want. His solution for surprise medical bills, however causes more problems than it solves. The bill forces physicians to accept ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Cocker Spaniel Story

Back during the spring, I got word about a book entitled “The White House Boys” and was urged to read it. A friend told me she felt like author Roger Dean Kiser and I shared a similar style in the way we both painted with words. Since then I have happened across several articles penned by Mr. Kiser and I can’t imagine being more humbled or grateful that our names have appeared in ... (click for more)