Jacob Wheeler Of Harrison Wins 2019 General Tire World Championship

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Jacob Wheeler, of Harrison, wins the 2019 General Tire World Championship held in Vidalia, La. after catching 15 bass for 47 pounds, 12 ounces on Lake St. John.  The Championship Round was held on July 27.

This was his first Major League Fishing World Championship and his fourth MLF win.

Indiana native and current Harrison, Tn. resident Jacob Wheeler was the youngest angler to ever win the Forrest Wood Cup (he was 21 when he won it in 2011), and was the first angler in history to win the first two Bassmaster Elite Series events he competed in.
Wheeler won the 2019 Bass Pro Tour Stage Seven on Table Rock Lake.

TVA Invites Public Input On Proposed Floating Cabin Rule Amendments

Tennessee Valley Canoe Club Donates $3,600 To Local Charities

TWRA Announces Application For Grants Directed Toward Hispanic Communities To Engage In Fishing


The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to review Phase II of its proposed rules governing floating cabins. The proposed amendments would establish health, safety and environmental ... (click for more)

Each year Tennessee Valley Canoe Club, a recreational paddling club in the region, raises and donates thousands of dollars to local charities. This year TVCC will present a check for $2,500 to ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing it is accepting grant applications for fishing programs, activities and classes which bring fishing programs to educate and engage Hispanic ... (click for more)


Outdoors

TVA Invites Public Input On Proposed Floating Cabin Rule Amendments

The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to review Phase II of its proposed rules governing floating cabins. The proposed amendments would establish health, safety and environmental standards for floating cabins, including standards for electrical safety, flotation, mooring and wastewater discharge. The proposed amendments also address TVA’s ongoing management ... (click for more)

Tennessee Valley Canoe Club Donates $3,600 To Local Charities

Each year Tennessee Valley Canoe Club, a recreational paddling club in the region, raises and donates thousands of dollars to local charities. This year TVCC will present a check for $2,500 to Team River Runner Chattanooga and $1,100 to Friends of the Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park. TVCC will present the checks to TRR and Friends of the Hiwassee/Ocoee this Saturday. TRR helps wounded ... (click for more)

Breaking News

6 People Escape Early Morning Fire In Walker County; 4 Transported To Hospital; 1 Has Critical Burns

Six people escaped a burning home early Wednesday morning at Rock Spring, Ga., thanks in part to working smoke alarms. Officials said 911 received a call at 3:31 a.m. reporting a structure fire with entrapment at 533 Worthington Gap Road. When Walker County Fire Rescue arrived, everyone inside had escaped the blaze. Emergency crews transported four of the family members ... (click for more)

City Council Approves "Transformational" Project At Alstom Property With 20-Story Skyscraper

The City Council on Tuesday night approved rezoning for a "transformational" project at the former Alstom property, including allowing one building to be as tall as 20 stories. Victor Dover, who is leading the planning for The Bend on over 100 acres, said the original request was for the 20-story "signature" building near the riverfront, along with several 12-story buildings. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Who Speaks For Teachers?

Much will be said about the joint meeting between the Hamilton County Commission and the Hamilton County School Board. But one thing is clear under the law for collective bargaining in Tennessee. The duly authorized representative of teachers is the Hamilton County Education Association and their bargaining representatives. The law was established this way so there would not be ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Bless-ed Christmas Gift

It was back in April when I read a wonderful story on one of the websites I scan during My Morning Readings. It had a story that caught my soul. The website is “Little Dumb Man” and, because I am most certainly one of those, it is a continuous joy for me to visit. The story was entitled “15 Signs That Show Someone is a Real, True Friend.” I read it and printed a copy off to save ... (click for more)