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Outdoors

  • TWRC Meetings set for remainder of calendar year

        The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission meetings have been scheduled for the remainder of the calendar year. The TWRC will return to Nashville and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building for its final two meetings of 2011.
        The TWRC will next meet Oct. 13-14 for its October meeting. The final meeting of the year will be Dec. 8-9. Both meetings are on a Thursday and Friday.

  • Keep your home exterior in top shape

    Roofing Tips: Check your roof yearly (from a ladder or from a neighbor’s home with binoculars) to determine the condition of your roof. Look for problem areas, such as missing or broken shingles, along with roofing tiles that may be “flapping” in the wind. These are all indications that a new roof may be in your future.

  • Hunters for Hungry to exceed 3 million meals in Tennessee this season

        Hunger relief agencies statewide are seeing record numbers of individuals and families seeking food assistance, and the demand is stretching limited resources. The Tennessee Wildlife Federation is helping to meet this need with a renewable resource in plentiful supply - venison, donated by hunters.

  • Inaugural Fall Rumble at 411 and Tazewell this weekend

     By Michael Moats
     MRM Media Services  
     
        Race fans and teams in East Tennessee and surrounding areas are in for a huge treat as two tracks are teaming up to offer a huge payout.
        The Inaugural Fall Rumble is offering a pair of $2,000 to win limited late model races and a pair of $2,000 to win modified street races at 411 Motor Speedway and Tazewell Speedway that will take place on October 7 & 8.

  • Outdoor Tip

    Frozen Targets:  When plinking with a .22, make fun-to-shoot targets by using trays that mold ice into shapes like fish, stars, trees, boats and hearts. The ice explodes when hit, and there is no litter to clean up.

  • Clever use for pantyhose

    They make great garden-stake ties!

  • Wartburg Speedway September 24th winners

    Modified Mini
    1.Darren Goins #D2
    2.Brian Frost #8
    3.Tom Vann #xXx
    4.Wesley Jones #7
    5.Nick Peterson #25
    6.Junior Meredith #52
    7.Logan Adcock #17 (DNS)
    8.Jeremy Adcock #17X

    Street Stock
    1.Drew Kennedy #K37
    2.DJ McMahan #13
    3.Billy Asbury #11
    4.David Christmas #3X

    Sportsman/Modified Street
    1.Jimmy York #Y3
    2.Travis Armes #01
    3.Tony Rutherford #309

  • Astronomy Programs at Big South Fork October 1st

       Paul Lewis from the University of Tennessee and the Big South Fork astronomy volunteers will be at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area on Saturday, October 1, 2011, for two special programs.

  • Big South Fork to host Cultural Heritage Month at Blue Heron in October

        The National Park Service will be hosting a series of special programs and craft demonstrations at the Blue Heron Mining Camp every Saturday during the month of October. The programs will highlight the unique history and culture of the Cumberland Plateau region.  National Park Rangers and volunteers will be presenting a variety of historically based skits,
    interpretive talks and demonstrations.

  • Big South Fork to host Cultural Heritage Month at Blue Heron in October

        The National Park Service will be hosting a series of special programs and craft demonstrations at the Blue Heron Mining Camp every Saturday during the month of October. The programs will highlight the unique history and culture of the Cumberland Plateau region.  National Park Rangers and volunteers will be presenting a variety of historically based skits,
    interpretive talks and demonstrations.