Chattanooga Zoo Releases Thirty Hellbenders Into The Wild

  • 5/23/2023

The Chattanooga Zoo has announced the release of 30 of its headstarted hellbenders into the wild in early May. The largest individuals were chosen for release in nearby creeks. The remaining hellbenders will continue to be cared for in the headstart building until late spring of 2024 when they will most likely be released. The Hellbender Headstart Program began in the fall of 2021 as a collaboration with Matt Groves at the US Forest Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and Dr. Freake at Lee University. "We were able to add an expansion onto the Hiwassee Hellbender Research and Education Center to house our headstart program in a biosecure location," officials said. ... (click for more)

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Harrison pro Jacob Wheeler caught the limit weighing over 54 pounds to win a $100,000 top prize at Lake Guntersville
Harrison pro Jacob Wheeler caught the limit weighing over 54 pounds to win a $100,000 top prize at Lake Guntersville

Harrison's Wheeler Wins Lake Guntersville Bass Tournament

  • 5/21/2023

Reigning Bally Bet Angler of the Year (AOY) Jacob Wheeler of Harrison has six Bass Pro Tour wins – more than any other angler in Major League Fishing History – but he hasn’t hoisted a trophy since Stage Six of 2021. However, Wheeler caught 13 scorable bass Sunday, with his best five weighing 25 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the Major League Fishing ... (click for more)

Volunteers Needed For National Trails Day On The Scenic Bluff Trail On Lookout Mountain On June 3

  • 5/19/2023

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the American Hiking Society, and the Southeastern Climbers Coalition are looking for volunteers for National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3. All volunteers are invited to meet at the Sunset Rock parking lot, 400 W. Brow Road, Lookout Mountain, Tn., at 9 am. Join National Park Service staff ... (click for more)

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Chattanooga's Crime Problem Is NOT "Gun Violence"
  • 5/27/2023

Chattanooga and its surrounding areas regularly get high marks in national magazine ratings for recreation and other quality of life attributes. Unfortunately, the city also just rated very high among national crime stats. And that is not likely to improve anytime soon. In its latest ratings of the best places to live, U.S. News and World Report also rated the "Most Dangerous Places in the U.S. in 2023." The ratings were based on "the metro areas’ murder and property crime rates per ... more

Chris Wheeler, Bob Royak Lead After First Round Of John T. Lupton Memorial
  • 5/27/2023

Chris Wheeler set the tone early in Friday’s opening round of the Mid-Amateur Division of the John T. Lupton Memorial at The Honors Course. Teeing off in the first group of the 54-hole event, Wheeler carded a 6-under 66. Wheeler, who hails from Addison, Texas, recorded seven birdies and a lone bogey, opening the back nine with birdies on three of the first four holes to seize a three-shot lead. Former Tennessee golfer Jack Smith is second with a 3-under 69 after suffering bogeys on ... more

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