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.  


Season Long Duck Blind Drawing Application Period Underway; Open Through July 20

Mystery Plant 677: Gama-Grass Or Turkey-Foot Grass

2022 Operation Dry Water Returns For July 4th Holiday Weekend


The application period for the 2022-23 Tier 1 duck blinds is open and will close July 20. Announcement of the successful applicants will be made Aug. 6. The online application is available ... (click for more)

"I'm as corny as Kansas in August..." Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, lyrics by O. Hammerstein Well, it's not August yet, and this plant is not exactly corn. But it's close. This ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired ... (click for more)



Outdoors

Season Long Duck Blind Drawing Application Period Underway; Open Through July 20

The application period for the 2022-23 Tier 1 duck blinds is open and will close July 20. Announcement of the successful applicants will be made Aug. 6. The online application is available at the Go Outdoors Tennessee website . All hunters who are successfully chosen for a blind will be required to submit a notification of intent (NOI) by Aug. 15. This season’s hunting dates ... (click for more)

Mystery Plant 677: Gama-Grass Or Turkey-Foot Grass

"I'm as corny as Kansas in August..." Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, lyrics by O. Hammerstein Well, it's not August yet, and this plant is not exactly corn. But it's close. This is a grass that you can see basically anywhere in the eastern USA, from Florida and Texas, well into the upper Midwest, southern New England and way down into South America. It's actually ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Coppinger Says Over $1 Billion In Development, Including $70 Million New Lookouts Stadium, To Be Announced At U.S. Pipe/Wheland Site

County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Wednesday that over $1 billion in development, including a new Chattanooga Lookouts stadium, will be announced on Thursday morning at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland Foundry site. He said the development includes 120 acres and about nine acres will be for the $70 million stadium, which he said will not be just for the Lookouts but for community use. He ... (click for more)

County Commission Approves $1 Million Toward Getting Officers In Every County School

The County Commission on Wednesday voted to spend $1 million toward providing officers in every Hamilton County public school. The appropriation will go along with $950,000 approved recently by the School Board toward the school safety goal. Currently there are 32 School Resource Officers approved with 28 now hired. Sheriff Jim Hammond said four SROs "are in the pipeline" ... (click for more)

Opinion

Soddy Daisy: Home To Bad Food, Worse Roads, And No Gasoline - And Response

I enjoy Soddy Daisy. Truly I do. But over the past six years or so, everything in the town has been going downhill, and quite fast. There is simply no place to eat in Soddy Daisy that offers any nutritional value or variety. Burger King, McDonald's, Sonic, KFC, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Bojangles. This is what we have to feed our children. Now a couple people may say what about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, Coach Can Pray

In 2015 Joe Kennedy, a career Marine, was told by a “woke” crowd of educators that he could no longer be an assistant high school football coach in Seattle, Washington. The problem was that he publicly knelt and prayed on the field’s 50-yard line after every game and there were some school administrators that felt he was an undue influence on non-religious students. On Monday ... (click for more)