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Search For Missing White County Resident Continues

White County Resident Roy Whited remains missing after a day-long search effort Tuesday around Lovejoy Road involving about 100 people. Sheriff Steve Page said the search included volunteers, sheriff deputies, EMS personnel, and TWRA staff. Page said day was successful in terms of how much ground they covered. “I think we’ve checked off several boxes today with the search,” Page ... Read More »

Overton’s Annual 4th Grade Farm Safety Day Friday

Overton County’s annual farm safety day for the school district’s fourth graders takes place Friday at the county fairgrounds. District Conservationist Robert Halfacre said the goal of the event is to teach children how to be safe in various situations found on a farm. Halfacre said it is important to advocate for farm safety because the area has such a ... Read More »

Jackson Register Offering Boating, Fishing Licenses

Jackson County residents can now take care of fishing licenses and boating registration through the Register of Deeds Office. Register of Deeds Michelle Hix said until now, people had to travel to other counties to get licenses or purchase them online. She said fishing is popular with Jackson County’s elderly population and many of them do not have internet access ... Read More »

Tech Professor Waterfowl Research Featured In Exhibit

The Discovery Park of America has unveiled a new exhibit about waterfowl migration habits featuring research from a Tennessee Tech Professor. Wildlife Ecology and Management Associate Professor Bradley Cohen said the exhibit explores the science behind waterfowl management and the importance of the floodplain of the Mississippi River. Cohen said the exhibit, titled “Duck, Duck, Goose,” is a permanent display ... Read More »

Public Science Meeting On UC Park Research Held

Scientists from local parks and national agencies came together Wednesday at the Historic Rugby Visitors Center to share their findings from a year’s worth of researching local parks. Niki Nicholas is Superintendent of Big South Fork River and Obed Wild and Scenic River. Nicholas said this is the eighth year of the annual event. She said the all-day session allows ... Read More »

No Wake Zone Expanded For Safety At Sunset Marina

TWRA Boating Enforcement has extended the no-wake zone at Sunset Marina after dangerous incidents there last summer. Marina General Manager Tom Allen said the TWRA conducted a boat traffic and safety study last July. He said during the busy season this year, the entire length of the harbor will be a no-wake zone. Allen said he sees this as a ... Read More »

TWRA Want To Implement New Deer Management Units Across State

TWRA is discussing potential policy and regulation changes focused on internal management and deer monitoring practices. Wildlife Biologist Casey Mullen said the agency wants to implement a new system for obtaining and using information called adaptive harvest management. Mullen said the changes will have little impact on hunters. “There’s not going to be a wide-reaching change, but there could be ... Read More »

Cane Creek And Cumberland Mountain State Park Stocked With Trout

The TWRA stocked both Cane Creek and Cumberland Mountain State Park Wednesday with rainbow trout to provide visitors with some easy winter fishing. TWRA Fisheries Manager Will Collier said fishing is slow this time of year and this provides incentive for people to get outdoors. He said they specifically look for areas that are more populated to encourage as many ... Read More »

Design Work Underway On White County’s New State Park

TDEC’s Deputy Commissioner said changes being made to what will eventually be Scott’s Gulf Wilderness State Park in White County would be noticeable this time next year. Greer Tidwell said the state park system is currently hiring park rangers. He said TDEC would also be adding amenities to the area like a visitor’s center, bathrooms, and ranger stations as well ... Read More »

Hikers Need To Be Aware Of Baby Snakes Finding Their Way This Fall

Fall hikers are hitting the trail and so are baby snakes, slithering for the first time this fall. TWRA Spokesperson Matt Cameron said summer is a snake-mating season, resulting in many live births and baby snakes come fall. Cameron said that hikers should be aware that snakes are attracted to brushy areas to hunt prey. Cameron said that the surest ... Read More »