Vandergriff Park Closed Jan. 26-27 For Brush Clearing

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department reports Vandergriff Park will be closed Wednesday  and Thursday this week. 

They will be clearing the brush out from around the walking track.

Mystery Plant 672: Devil's Shoestring

Man, 60, Dies While Fishing On Kentucky Lake On Sunday

VIDEO by Ben Cagle: 40-Pound Catfish Caught At The Chickamauga Dam


It's easy to see this one while speeding down the highway, blooming now, and well into the summer. This is a perennial species, coming back year after year. It likes to grow in groups, and often ... (click for more)

A 60-year-old Tennessee man lost his life on Sunday, on Kentucky Lake while fishing. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Officers responded to a call about an unoccupied boat on Kentucky ... (click for more)



Outdoors

Mystery Plant 672: Devil's Shoestring

It's easy to see this one while speeding down the highway, blooming now, and well into the summer. This is a perennial species, coming back year after year. It likes to grow in groups, and often makes big, crowded patches. Plants produce long, tough roots from a knottly base. The foliage consists of hairy compound leaves arranged alternately (meaning one at a time) up and down the ... (click for more)

Man, 60, Dies While Fishing On Kentucky Lake On Sunday

A 60-year-old Tennessee man lost his life on Sunday, on Kentucky Lake while fishing. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Officers responded to a call about an unoccupied boat on Kentucky Lake at approximately 11:15 a.m. A bass boat owned by Daniel E. Keeling from Humboldt, Tn., was found without any occupants near the West Sandy portion of Kentucky Lake. TWRA Wildlife ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Many Citizens At Walker County Meeting Urge Commissioners To Work Out Differences With Chairman Shannon Whitfield

Many citizens attending a packed meeting of the Walker County Commission on Thursday night urged commissioners to work out their differences with Chairman Shannon Whitfield. A number of those who spoke at the lengthy session said they were concerned about the high cost of adding a county manager and the fact there might be expensive turnover in that position. The meeting did ... (click for more)

Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee To Hear Election Challenges, Including County Mayor, On Friday Night By Zoom

The Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee will hear two election challenges from Hamilton County, including one for the county mayor race, by Zoom on Friday night. Sabrena Smedley is challenging the county mayor contest on grounds of many cross-over votes by Democrats that she said helped Weston Wamp win. The Hamilton County Election Commission has certified ... (click for more)

Opinion

Howard Graduates Shined Despite Gang Interruption

I have had many career highlights, but none like the partnership that Lookout Mountain Conservancy has enjoyed with The Howard School for the past 10 years. I have gotten to know hundreds of the students, and I often walk away thinking how fantastic these students are, and yet, how misunderstood. May 20, 2022, is a great example. I attended The Howard School graduation at Finley ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Man And The Tree

During my Morning Readings one day last week I came across an essay that appeared in the Epoch Times on October 27, 2020 entitled ‘The Man’s Pledge.’ It is one of many stories from the newspaper’s readers to its “Dear Next Generation” where the idea is to plant … well, figuratively take a seed pod from an older tree and nurture a seedling that will grow into a new tree. The story ... (click for more)