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. 



Star Party And Live Bluegrass Music At Cloudland Canyon Is Oct. 5

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Trailblaze Challenge To Help Wishes Come True


Cloudland Canyon State Park will host a Star Party on Saturday, Oct. 5, conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park. ... (click for more)

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, continue their 2019 series of free monthly gardening classes open to the public. On Saturday, ... (click for more)

Area hikers have accepted the challenge to trek 26 miles on Lookout Mountain during one day. However, the event is more than a physical challenge. It is also a challenge to raise funds to make ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Star Party And Live Bluegrass Music At Cloudland Canyon Is Oct. 5

Cloudland Canyon State Park will host a Star Party on Saturday, Oct. 5, conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park. "Come see the wonders of the night sky through our telescopes," organizers said. "We will also be observing the planets Jupiter and Saturn and DSO's (Deep Sky Objects) like star clusters, nebulae ... (click for more)

Master Gardeners Of Hamilton County Celebrates 25 Years; Offers Free Gardening Class Sept. 21

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, continue their 2019 series of free monthly gardening classes open to the public. On Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-noon, the topic will be “Growing Cool Weather Vegetables,” presented by Katie Bishop, master gardener and manager of Gardens at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. MGHC ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Nippon Paint To Open New Facility At Tubman Site In East Chattanooga, Creating 150 Jobs

Nippon Paint will invest approximately $60 million to establish a facility at the Tubman site in East Chattanooga. Nippon Paint (USA) will create 150 jobs in Hamilton County over the next five to seven years. The city has long been trying to market the former site of the Harriet Tubman homes public housing. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings Co., ... (click for more)

Duplex Damaged By Fire In East Ridge Monday Afternoon

East Ridge Fire and Police were dispatched to 806 B Donaldson Road at approximately 12:37 p.m. p.m. on Monday on a reported duplex fire. Upon arrival, all occupants were outside and heavy smoke was found to be coming from the structure. Firefighters made an interior attack locating and extinguishing the fire located in the basement of the dwelling. Mutual Aid was requested ... (click for more)

Opinion

Trump Based Evangelicals Alter The 9th Commandment - And Response

Evangelicals have sadly failed at decoding Trump's actions and fuzzy facts. In their enthusiastic endorsement of the President, they have failed to identify with language that should be heard correctly -understanding the buried meaning. Unfortunately, concentration has centered on the nuance rather than rationalization. Trump's popularity remains very high with his base, a demographic ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Teachers Bolt At Tyner

As the Hamilton County Public Schools begin the seventh week on its school calendar, it is revealed that six teachers at Tyner Academy have already quit – two in the past week – due to deplorable working conditions. According to informed sources, “Tyner’s students don't fear any repercussions from administration, students call teachers "bitch," "F**k you" and more. Students are ... (click for more)