Informational Meeting On Wildlife Rabies Management In Tennessee And Georgia Set For Friday

Monday, August 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services program is holding an informational meeting on the status of wildlife rabies and wildlife rabies management efforts in Tennessee and Georgia on Friday, at 10 a.m. at The Colonnade (Catoosa County Civic Center), 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold.

Wildlife biologists from Wildlife Services will provide updates on wildlife rabies in the area and USDA’s Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) Program, as well as discuss recent changes to the program in preparation for upcoming aerial ORV baiting in October.

In addition, biologists from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will present information on laws regarding nuisance wildlife as it relates to catching, transporting, and releasing animals. Representatives from state and county public health, zoos and nature centers, law enforcement, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers, and veterinarians are invited to attend the informational session. 



Scenic City Fishing Charters Adds Guide Scott Lillie

TFWC Sets Hunting And Trapping Regulations; Retiring TWRA Director Ed Carter Honored

TWRA Stocking Catfish Ahead Of Free Fishing Day


Scenic City Fishing Charters announced another expansion and is now offering seven fishing guides to serve anglers who want to explore Tennessee waterways. In business since 2006, Scenic ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has established the state’s 2020-21 and 2021-22 hunting and trapping regulations at its May meeting which concluded Friday. The commission and others ... (click for more)

TWRA is stocking catfish at several locations across east Tennessee ahead of Free Fishing Day, which falls on Saturday, June 6 this year. Although traditional TWRA sponsored fishing events are ... (click for more)



Outdoors

Scenic City Fishing Charters Adds Guide Scott Lillie

Scenic City Fishing Charters announced another expansion and is now offering seven fishing guides to serve anglers who want to explore Tennessee waterways. In business since 2006, Scenic City Fishing Charters provides guided fishing trips for bass, trophy catfish, crappie and now trout. Guide Scott Lillie "is now offering a unique opportunity very few other guides in Tennessee, ... (click for more)

TFWC Sets Hunting And Trapping Regulations; Retiring TWRA Director Ed Carter Honored

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has established the state’s 2020-21 and 2021-22 hunting and trapping regulations at its May meeting which concluded Friday. The commission and others also honored retiring Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Executive Director Ed Carter who is retiring after 48 years of service, including serving since 2009 in the top leadership position. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Aquarium Announces Phased Reopening Plans

After standing empty for more than three months, the Tennessee Aquarium’s galleries will soon echo with the laughter and excited chatter of guests once again. The aquarium will begin a phased reopening to the public with exclusive opportunities for members beginning June 12-14. The Aquarium will then close for a few days to ensure new processes and safety protocols are operating ... (click for more)

County Courthouse Employees Go Home At Mid-Day Before Protestors Arrive

Employees at the Hamilton County Courthouse on Monday shut down at mid-day ahead of another wave of expected protestors. Trustee Bill Hullander said the action was taken after there was word that a protest would be held at 1:30 p.m. on the Courthouse grounds. He said, "We did not want to take a chance on something happening to one of our employees as they left to go home." ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's Anarchy Now

During the Russian Revolution thousands upon thousands were slaughtered. Famine brought about starvation and even cannibalism in the new Soviet Union. Between the World Wars hundreds were murdered in Germany with no reaction by the government. Food shortages and mass unemployment led to daily civil unrest. Communist revolutionaries routinely battled private armies openly in the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This June

On this, the first day of a new month, I pause during my monthly trip to the garden as I mourn for my country. The protests that morphed into ugly, race-fueled riots are worse than the COVID virus that continues to plague our nation. By this I mean we were helpless to the virus – there was no way to stop it and therefore we must endure. Criminal rioting is altogether different. ... (click for more)