Dennis Jenkins, 51, Drowns On The Holston River On Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Dennis Wayne Jenkins, 51, of Ridgefields Road in Kingsport, was found dead in the Holston River following a boating incident that occurred near Christian's Bend boat ramp.
 
TWRA Wildlife officers are investigating the fatal boating incident that happened on Wednesday afternoon.
 
Around 5 p.m., an unoccupied aluminum boat with personal belongings onboard was found near the boat ramp at Christian's Bend.  Officers say the boat didn't appear to have been involved in a collision.  Rescue crews responded and located the body of a 51-year-old white male face down in the water about 200 yards upstream from the boat.  The victim was not wearing a lifejacket.
 
The victim's body has been recovered and an autopsy has been requested.

White Oak Mountain Ranger: Management Tactics May Have To Change

2022 Operation Dry Water Returns For July 4th Holiday Weekend

Chattanooga Gas Team Members Help Restore Trout Population To Citico Creek


“Excessive population growth may reduce output per worker, repress levels of living for the masses and engender strife.” Confucius (552-479) “The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless ... (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)

Chattanooga Gas team members helped reintroduce Southern Appalachian Brook Trout into Citico Creek in the Cherokee National Forrest. Team members transported and released hundreds of young trout ... (click for more)



Outdoors

White Oak Mountain Ranger: Management Tactics May Have To Change

“Excessive population growth may reduce output per worker, repress levels of living for the masses and engender strife.” Confucius (552-479) “The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman and each nation must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great ... (click for more)

2022 Operation Dry Water Returns For July 4th Holiday Weekend

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 boating throughout the state. Officials said, "The July fourth holiday means an increase in boater activity. TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State ... (click for more)

Breaking News

EPA Awarding Brownfield Grant At Site Of Planned Lookouts Stadium

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe on Wednesday is set to present the city of Chattanooga with Brownfield program cleanup and assessment grants at the site of a planned new $79.5 million stadium to be used by the Lookouts. The press conference will be at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland site. The grant is "to help spur economic revitalization ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Couple Describes Frightening Home Invasion

A Chattanooga couple on Friday morning described a frightening home invasion that a Memphis pair are accused of committing. Charges were bound to the Grand Jury against Darion Merriweather and William Edward Farmer IV. Judge Gerald Webb increased the bond for their aggravated burglary charges to $75,000. Farmer and Merriweather are facing two counts of kidnapping, aggravated ... (click for more)

Opinion

22 Questions And Concerns About A New $79.5 Million Lookouts Stadium

The proposal for the Lookouts stadium brings forth several questions that I have not gotten good answers yet from anyone. 1. If the 10 acres Gary Chazen is donating is worth $10,000,000, why doesn’t he and his partners just sell the 140 acres and go to the bank with over $100,000,000? 2. There has been over a billion dollars of new construction in downtown Chattanooga ... (click for more)

New Stadium Does Not Pass The Smell Test - And Response

I can't find any logical reasons that the new Lookout stadium is being placed where it is other than to think it's a combination of favoritism and eliminating an eyesore. All statistics point to an illogical decision coupled with questionable tax breaks/support. Lookouts average attendance in 2018 (all that I could quickly find) was 3,206 per game and ranked 74th among ... (click for more)