TFWC To Hold December Meeting In Hardeman County

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold its final meeting of the calendar year on Dec. 7-8, at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County near Middleton.

Committee meetings start at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The formal TFWC meeting begins at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Frank Fiss, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division chief, will have a presentation on the status of Asian carp in Tennessee waterways. He will discuss the latest efforts by the TWRA and its partners to control and contain the invasive species.

The TWRA will bring forward a number of budget expansions so the agency can accept funds from other sources. There is no increase in of license dollars included in the expansions. The chiefs of the respective divisions will explain the requests.

A presentation will be given in regard to a future workshop and evaluation process relating to TWRA and TFWC in recruiting, retention, and reactivation (R3). Dave Chanda, from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, will discuss national trend information and suggestions for future activities.

The TFWC will be meeting for the first time it established the state’s 2018-19 sport fish and commercial fishing regulations at its September meeting in Gatlinburg. 



Fosters Donate More Land At Edwards Park In Whitfield County

In the 1990s, Smith and Betty Edwards Foster donated 100 acres of land on Cleveland Highway to Whitfield County that was used for Edwards Park. The Fosters recently signed a deed gifting the county with five more acres at the park that will be used for soccer fields and parking. Ms. Foster said, “The property that is now Edwards Park belonged to my parents, Clarence ... (click for more)

Jim Hall Hunts For Warriors Successful

The annual Jim Hall Hunts for Warriors at Fall Creek Falls State Park took place this week, with 14 veterans participating. This was the fourth year for the veteran’s hunt which formed from a partnership between the state park, Safari Club International (SCI) music city chapter and TWRA.  Many participants were Tennesseans. Some veterans however, came from as far away as New ... (click for more)

Driver Of Stolen Car Jumps Out; Leaves Pregnant Cousin In Vehicle As It Hits Pole, Wall, Creek

The driver of a stolen car jumped out, leaving his 15-week pregnant cousin in the vehicle as it hit a power pole and a wall before plunging into a creek. Michael Jalen Sawyer, 20, of Clinton, Tn., was charged with evading arrest, improper registration, reckless endangerment, theft of property over $10,000, failure to maintain lane and vandalism. Police said the incident happened ... (click for more)

Neighbor Takes Photo Of Burglar; Brian Alex Stone Arrested

A neighbor who went over to check on a house break-in has led to the arrest of Brian Alex Stone Jr. Stone, 23, of 3210 Broad St., is charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property. Police were notified on Dec. 1 that a burglary had just taken place on Trailwood Drive. The suspect was a black male with twists in his hair, who was driving a silver Dodge Caliber. ... (click for more)

All I Want For Christmas Are Digitized Newspapers For 2018

With recent news of the Public Library investing in their own StoryCorps-ish effort with the Chattanooga Memory Project, it got me thinking about digitizing local newspapers again.   It's been two and a half years since the Chattanooga Public Library committed to sending out a request for proposals to digitize the local newspapers they have on microfilm. Back in ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Last You’d Suspect

Back when Bill Lenz launched Christ the Rock Community Church, the idea was to spread the gospel in Menasha, Wisc. but Bill and his brother Bob soon found they were dealing with people in trauma situations – drug and alcohol addiction, poverty, the homeless, and suicide prevention. As the church grew, they started an offshoot ministry called “Solid Rock” that deals with suicide ... (click for more)