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TWRA Decision On Cutting Project A Win For Citizens

White County Resident Mike O’Neal calls TWRA’s decision to stop the cutting of the Bridgestone Firestone Wilderness Area as a win for citizens. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson announced Tuesday night the habitat project would not move forward. O’Neal said he thinks several factors played a role in the ruling. “I think there was a lot of opposition to this ... Read More »

Financial Gain Remains Concern Of Local Hunter Following TWF Ruling

Local hunter Mike O’Neal said his concerns remain the same about a proposed TWRA clearcutting proposal. The Tennessee Wildlife Federation ruled that a TWRA plan in White County met the guidelines of the land gift. O’Neal said the Federation has a connection with TWRA, and both groups stand to make a profit from the timber. “Tennessee Wildlife Commission’s mission statement ... Read More »

White Co Hunters Against TWRA Clear Cutting Of Bridgestone Wild Area

Some White County residents disagree with TWRA’s plan to clear cut a portion of the Bridgestone-Firestone Centennial Wilderness. One of those residents is Mike O’Neal who has hunted on the property for some 40 years. O’Neal said he is strongly against the project that would turn a hardwood forest into a quail habitat. “Why would anyone take out a hardwood ... Read More »