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Outdoors

  • Locals place in T-H Marine League Volunteer Division Finale on Watts Bar Lake

        The top 10 co-anglers were:

        1st: Larry Brumett Jr., Seymour, Tenn., nine bass, 23-3, $2,641
        2nd: Tony Brown, Harriman, Tenn., six bass, 16-2, $1,270
        3rd: Jason Ridenour, Loudon, Tenn., six bass, 15-2, $814
        4th: Tim Godsey, Chickamauga, Ga., six bass, 14-13, $570
        5th: Bradley Watts, Afton, Tenn., six bass, 13-10, $488
        6th: Jaylen Andrews, Culleoka, Tenn., six bass, 13-6, $447

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Walking on water

        If you’re around ponds or rivers much you will have no doubt noticed long legged bugs literally walking on water. These are water striders (also called pond skippers), and while aquatic strolling is impressive, they also have a few other out of the ordinary attributes.

  • Obed Healthy Hike is Saturday

        The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be offering a healthy hike along the Emory River Gorge section of the Cumberland Trail on Saturday, Sept. 15. Along the way on this moderate-to-strenuous 2.5-mile trail, several sandstone rock formations which dot the landscape will be viewed. The group will also enjoy a stunning view of the confluence of the Obed and Emory rivers.

  • Night Skies over Obed is Friday

        Starry night skies are an important part of the special places the National Park Service protects. The Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of these special places to enjoy the quiet, dark solitude of nature at night, and now the Obed is one of the newest Dark Sky Parks designated by the International Dark Sky Association.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Sumac

        Sumacs are very common in our area, most often found in overgrown fields and areas that have been disturbed. While considered a weed by many, it does have the virtues of providing cover and food for wildlife, and nice fall coloration for human enjoyment.

  • Historic Rugby’s Sept. 15 Cemetery Lantern Tour shares stories of departed residents

        The 2018 version of Historic Rugby’s unique Lantern Tour of Laurel Dale Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. EST and 5 p.m. CST, will feature costumed presenters sharing the stories of a colorful assortment of the graveyard’s residents.

  • Morgan-Scott County Bee Association to meet Sept. 18
  • Dove season opens

       Dove season opened  on Saturday, Sept. 1, at noon (local time), the annual start of one of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor sports traditions.
        Tennessee’s 2018 dove season is again divided into three segments: Sept. 1-Sept. 28; Oct. 13-Nov. 4; and Dec. 8-Jan. 15, 2019. Hunting times, other than opening day, are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset.

  • Activities throughout September at Frozen Head State Park

    Thursday, Sept. 6,
    6:30 p.m. - Pick-Up Volleyball: Come out and compete in a local favorite past time. Those wishing to participate should meet in Rocky Fork Field. Be sure to bring water, sunscreen and a competitive spirit.

    Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 8-9

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Pondering the Milky Way

        I hope each of you have had the opportunity to be in a really dark place on a clear night and caught a glimpse of a shimmering, sort of thin fog like band of light across the sky. This time of year it runs high overhead. It helps to let your eyes adjust to the dark before trying to see it, and any street lights or the moon ruin your chances.