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TWRA Hunter’s Education class begins July 24th in time for fall hunting seasons

A “traditional” TWRA Hunter Education class will be held at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s Community Room at 512 S. Cedar Avenue in South Pittsburg starting Monday, July 24th with the remaining sessions will be Thursday, July 27th, Monday, July 31st, and Thursday, August 3rd. All class times are 6:00PM – 8:30 PM CDT. The …

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TWRA says no boating fatalities over Independence Day holiday

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) announced there were no boating fatalities in Tennessee over the fourth of July holiday. Officials say more than 10,000 boats were inspected over the holiday. According to a press release from the agency, TWRA boating officers made 20 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests, issued 353 citations and gave …

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Public invited to tour Nickajack Lock on July 15th

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and TVA invite the public for a free tour of Nickajack Lock at Tennessee River mile 424.7 near Jasper on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Check in for the tours will be at the Shellmound Campground about a half mile from the lock. Four groups of 25 will be able …

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Dunlap Police say kayaks are popular item for theft

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Authorities in Dunlap say there’s been a number of kayak thefts in their area lately. Officials with the Dunlap Police Department advise that kayak owners keep their kayaks in a secured building if at all possible. They also say that if your kayak has a serial number on it, that it’s a …

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State Fire Marshal: Keep safety in mind when grilling this summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Summertime is the peak season for grilling, and unfortunately, grilling fires. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office shares important guidelines to help outdoor cooks make fire safety a priority when grilling this summer. From 2012-2016, Tennessee fire departments responded to 217 fires involving grills, hibachis or barbeques. Those fires resulted in three …

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‘Free Fishing Day’ this Saturday in Tennessee

If you enjoy fishing, but haven’t yet purchased your Tennessee fishing license — Saturday, June 10th, 2017 is your chance to enjoy the sport without it! The 2017 Free Fishing Day is taking place Saturday in the state, when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency …

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Over 1,000 acres near Fiery Gizzard Trail added to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. — On Wednesday, The Conservation Fund and The Land Trust for Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Open Space Institute (OSI), announced the addition of 1,058 acres to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County. The acquisition connects more than 7,000 acres of protected …

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19th Annual “Food For Life” Conference scheduled for April 28th-30th

The 19th Annual Food For Life Conference has been scheduled for Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th, 2017 with the Sequatchie Valley Institute. This annual family-friendly festival includes three days of camping in a beautiful and natural setting surrounded by forest, bluffs, nature trails, and hand-crafted solar-powered homes and meeting places.  Share a sustainable …

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First Anniversary Celebration at Chattanooga’s Sculpture Fields

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – It’s a day of family fun on the Southside on April 8th, when Sculpture Fields celebrates its first anniversary. You’ll see the installation of a monumental 70-foot steel sculpture by internationally known sculptor John Henry, enjoy the melodies of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s wind ensemble, picnic from fun food trucks and …

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“Wings to Soar” event with Tennessee Tree Toppers and Orena Humphrey Library returns to Whitwell

The Orena Humphrey Public Library in Whitwell will again be hosting the “Wings to Soar” event along with the Tennessee Tree Toppers hang gliding group. This year’s event will take place at 7:00 PM CDT the Whitwell High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. Wings to Soar is a non-profit bird of prey environmental …

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Free admission to Point Park on Lookout Mtn. on President’s Day

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announced the waiver of entrance fees to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on Monday, Feb. 20th, giving you the opportunity to experience the majestic views of Chattanooga’s surrounding landscape from our nation’s first National Military Park. This fee free day provides a great opportunity for visitors to learn about …

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TWRA Region 3 Fishing Report: Nickajack and Chickamauga Lakes

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has issued the Region 3 Fishing Report for our area lakes this week… Nickajack Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Mean elevation: 633.5 feet. Current elevation: 633.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 49 degrees. Largemouth Bass: Some lower reservoir fish are being caught while casting the “Rig” and jerkbait in the …

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