Parks And Recreation Has Master Plans Public Survey

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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

 


Watts Bar “Bee-Team” Saves Swarming Hive

Comment Period Open On 2020-22 Fishing Regulation Proposals

Poster Contest's 30th Year Highlights Unique Bog Habitats In Georgia


When Mark Porter, TVA Nuclear online scheduler, saw a swarm of 25,000 bees outside the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant maintenance building, he was uniquely equipped to not panic. “As a beekeeper, ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division presented its proposed 2020-22 fishing regulation proposals during the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s August meeting held ... (click for more)

Teachers and students across the state are invited to explore Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests through the 30th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. The goal ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Watts Bar “Bee-Team” Saves Swarming Hive

When Mark Porter, TVA Nuclear online scheduler, saw a swarm of 25,000 bees outside the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant maintenance building, he was uniquely equipped to not panic. “As a beekeeper, I knew the swarm was a queen and half her colony split off to find a new home,” Porter said. “Most people’s first instinct is to spray them dead, but these pollinators are crucial to our food ... (click for more)

Comment Period Open On 2020-22 Fishing Regulation Proposals

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division presented its proposed 2020-22 fishing regulation proposals during the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s August meeting held in Greeneville. The public is invited to provide comments on the proposals. The deadline for sport fishing comments is Sept. 12. To provide comments, email TWRA at fishingreg.comments@tn.gov ... (click for more)

Breaking News

CFC Interested In Having 3 Soccer Fields At 13 Acres Of Montague Park Available For Development; Montague Descendants Oppose Any Commercial Use

The city of Chattanooga is seeking Requests for Proposals for the development of 13 acres at Montague Park by E. 23rd Street. A pre-bid meeting was held at the site on Wednesday morning, and the proposals are due by Sept. 10. A city panel will review the proposals and make a recommendation. Tim Kelly, chairman and co-founder of the Chattanooga Football Club, confirmed that ... (click for more)

State Dismisses Manslaughter Charge Against Jadarius Knox; Anguished Mother Of Victim Says "He Didn't Have To Kill Him"

The District Attorney's Office on Thursday dismissed a voluntary manslaughter charge against Jadarius Knox, saying evidence in the case in which Dakota Biddle was killed showed a self defense theory could be found to be valid. Knox was original charged with criminal homicide in the May 2018 incident on Basswood Drive, but it was reduced to voluntary manslaughter at the Grand ... (click for more)

Opinion

Are There Too Many Hamilton County Schools?

Two recent articles reveal a great deal about the present state of local public education. Mixing and matching information and reading between the lines reveals even more. First, there is that loooonnnngg list of Top Hamilton County Schools Salaries 2019. That nearly incredible list covers only salaries from $70,000 and up, and includes 290 different individuals -- approaching ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Drum Major For Peace

There have been many Christmas Seasons when I have looked high and low for Christmas Cards that included the poem, “One Solitary Life.” I came across the revered poem easily over 40 years ago during a kiddie matinee at the famed Radio City Music Hall, which is in midtown Manhattan. The Radio Music Hall is huge – it can comfortably seat 6,000 – and so awesome is the Christmas Spectacular ... (click for more)