The Parks and Recreation Department continues to modify operations to implement the latest guidance from state and local authorities on social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Officials said, "Following this guidance, we are not taking new facility rentals or campground reservations at this time.
"All Park Playgrounds, Visitor Centers, Athletic Facilities and offices are currently closed to the public.
As long as the current level of service is sustainable, most public restrooms and outdoor spaces remain open at Chester Frost, Riverpark and Enterprise South Nature Park.
"When visiting your parks, act responsibly with regard to social distancing and park capacity:
• Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms;
• Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails;
• Make other users aware of your presence and maintain proper distance at all times; and
• If you are unable to maintain social distancing, find an alternate location or time to visit your park."
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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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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)
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)
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)
Kathy Lennon, County School Board member from Signal Mountain, on Thursday morning withdrew her name from the upcoming election.
That leaves Marco Perez as the only candidate for the District 2 post.
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He is also the co-owner ... (click for more)
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)
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)