Neighbors Protect Farms In Southeast Tennessee

Friday, January 17, 2020
Alan and Kendra Cameron, and Land Trust for Tennessee Board Member Greg Vital joined together to protect 114 acres of farmland in the Harrison Community
Alan and Kendra Cameron, and Land Trust for Tennessee Board Member Greg Vital joined together to protect 114 acres of farmland in the Harrison Community

Just before the New Year, Alan and Kendra Cameron, and Land Trust for Tennessee Board Member Greg Vital joined together to protect 114 acres of farmland in the Harrison Community of Hamilton County.

The Land Trust has now worked to protect more than 50,000 acres in the southeast in its first 20 years, including 2,300 acres in Hamilton County.

This is the second property Mr. Vital has protected in Hamilton County with The Land Trust. In 2006, he joined with another neighbor to protect 220 acres, jumpstarting efforts in the Chattanooga region.  


Campsites Closed At Prentice Cooper And Franklin State Forests To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19

Enterprise South Nature Park Is Open Saturday

TWRA Offers Information Regarding Vessel Sales


The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is closing the campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice. A surge in the number of campers is ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department reports all concerns at Enterprise South Nature Park have been addressed and trail conditions are now acceptable enough to open Enterprise ... (click for more)

During this time of quarantine, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency understands the hardship individuals are experiencing due to many county offices offering limited services and/or closing. ... (click for more)




Outdoors

Campsites Closed At Prentice Cooper And Franklin State Forests To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is closing the campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice. A surge in the number of campers is creating safety and health concerns for the public and forestry staff. “In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending overnight camping at these state forests,” State Forester David ... (click for more)

Enterprise South Nature Park Is Open Saturday

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department reports all concerns at Enterprise South Nature Park have been addressed and trail conditions are now acceptable enough to open Enterprise South Nature Park on Saturday. The parks department wants to remind the public social distancing in the park should be observed. There may be intermittent closure of the entrance gate ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Georgia Coronavirus Deaths Now At 79, Total Cases Is 2,446

Georgia state health officials said Saturday that 79 people in the state have died of the coronavirus. That total is up from 38 on Tuesday. The cases have climbed to 2,446 - up from 1,387 on Wednesday with a rapid spread around the Atlanta area. The Tuesday report showed 1,026 cases. It was at 800 on Monday. Officials said 660 have been hospitalized, which is 27 percent of ... (click for more)

McKamey Animal Center Grateful For Local Community Stepping Forward

McKamey Animal Center reported an enormous outpouring of foster and adoption support and is now asking those interested in fostering to be patient. "Thanks to our community's outstanding response, we’ve placed almost every adoptable pet into a home," said Jamie McAloon, executive director. "We are now in a safe zone and will be postponing any foster care appointments until April ... (click for more)

Opinion

Focus On Treating COVID-19, Not The Blame

Our novice senator needs a lesson in first responder process. The house is on fire and she has run off to find who brought the matches. There will be plenty of time to do this hunt of witches. Now is the time to focus on what the whole of Tennessee needs from the good senator. That being hospitals, care facilities and health departments having the tools and supplies they need ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: And Now Horror Begins

CNN’s famed newsman Wolf Blitzer repeatedly hammered New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a live interview on Thursday for not cancelling this year’s Marti Gras carnival. It is widely believed that Mardi Gras, which brings an estimated 1.4 million revelers into the city, will be the reason that Louisiana will soon become the new epicenter for the deadly and very swift coronavirus. ... (click for more)