TWRA Hunter Education Classes, Shooting Ranges Closed Until Further Notice

Friday, March 13, 2020

Due to the Governor Bill Lee’s declared state of emergency, and for the health of the public, all Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hunter education classes and firings ranges will be closed until further notice. 

Governor Lee issued Executive Order No. 14 on Thursday declaring a state of emergency in Tennessee to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.


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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding hunters of a slight change in harvest reporting requirements this year. Beginning with the 2020 spring turkey hunting season, the “Tag Before ... (click for more)

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Outdoors

Turkeys Hunters Reminded Of New "Tag Before You Drag" As Season Starts

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding hunters of a slight change in harvest reporting requirements this year. Beginning with the 2020 spring turkey hunting season, the “Tag Before You Drag” system is in effect for tagging big game animals in the field prior to moving their harvest. Hunters will be able to use the TWRA on the Go app to simply E-tag and report ... (click for more)

TVA Expands Recreation Closures During Evolving COVID-19 Response

In response to enhanced public health guidance from federal and state authorities, the Tennessee Valley Authority is closing additional public recreation areas to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The closures began on Friday morning and will continue indefinitely. TVA recreation areas at Chatuge, Cherokee, Fort Loudoun, the south side of Guntersville, Normandy, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Georgia Coronavirus Cases Now Over 10,000; 369 Deaths

Georgia state health officials said Wednesday evening that another seven people have died from the coronavirus since Wednesday morning, bringing the total to 369. The confirmed cases are now over 10,000, at 10,189, up from 9,156 on Tuesday. Officials said 2,082 have been hospitalized in Georgia with the deadly virus - up from 1,899 on Tuesday. Whitfield County remains ... (click for more)

7 More Die Of Coronavirus In Tennessee; Cases Go To 4,362; Hamilton County Has 94 Cases With 49 Recovered

Tennessee now has 79 coronavirus deaths - up seven since the Tuesday report. Cases have gone up from 4,138 to 4,362. Officials said 449 people have been hospitalized in the state from coronavirus. The state report shows 94 cases in Hamilton County and nine deaths. Of the total cases, 49 have recovered and 27 are still in the hospital. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said ... (click for more)

Opinion

Joe Smith: I'm In Rhonda Thurman's Corner

I didn’t sleep well last night. It was one of those times when this old boxing coach was in a 10-round boxing match in my spirit. So many people are hurting right now. I have friends that have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed their families. My 11-year-old grandson tells me, “Pops I want to go to school.” I miss Sunday morning worship with my pastor and church family. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Shattered Nurses

At the massive Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital on Sunday the night-shift emergency room nurses came in, went to the break room, and staged a “sit in.” This wasn’t about pay; it was about mismanagement. After four hours of bantering back and forth, the sit-in nurses were told “either get to work or get out!” The nurses got out. And why? “We had two nurses the other ... (click for more)