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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Strawberry Season has arrived

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that despite the wet start to spring, sweet and juicy strawberries are prime for picking in most areas of Tennessee. If you are looking for the freshest berries, you need to go straight to the farm.

“We are seeing more ripe strawberries by the day.” Mitchell Hyde of Hyde Farms in Loudon County said. “The more sunshine, the more berries we will have ready to pick!”

Pick Your Own Tennessee Strawberries.

Pick Your Own Tennessee Strawberries.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission holds July Meeting in Chattanooga

 

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAChattanooga, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held its July meeting and among the agenda items, heard a report on a chronic wasting disease (CWD) plan, a report on a long-range deer strategic plan, and a reservoir fisheries habitat update.

The TFWC was holding its first meeting since May and returning to the Scenic City for the first time since October 2015.

Greg Wathen, of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency director’s office, gave a report to the commission on the progress of the TWRA chronic wasting disease (CWD) Response Plan draft. The plan is divided into four areas.

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission July meeting reported on a chronic wasting disease (CWD) plan, a report on a long-range deer strategic plan, and a reservoir fisheries habitat update.

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission July meeting reported on a chronic wasting disease (CWD) plan, a report on a long-range deer strategic plan, and a reservoir fisheries habitat update.

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TWRA reports Genetic Testing Confirms New Tennessee, Possible World Record Black Crappie

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has verified through genetic testing that the crappie caught from a Loudon county pond last month is indeed a black crappie and the new state record.

Lionel “Jam” Ferguson from the East Tennessee community of Philadelphia landed the 5 pounds, 7.68 ounces trophy fish on May 15th, 2018. After a fisheries biologist visually identified the species and weight was verified with certified scales, a small fin clip was sent for genetic testing to confirm that the fish was not a hybrid.

Lionel Ferguson with record setting Black Crappie

Lionel Ferguson with record setting Black Crappie

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AT&T Expands High-Speed Internet in Communities across Tennessee

 

AT&TNashville, TNAT&T* has expanded internet access in communities throughout Tennessee to better serve those in rural and urban areas alike.

As part of our FCC Connect America Fund commitment, AT&T has deployed high-speed internet service to rural and underserved locations in parts of 51 counties serving more than 37,000 Tennessee locations.

For much of this rural deployment, AT&T is using its Fixed Wireless Internet service.  Launched in Tennessee in June of 2017, this innovative service delivers an internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps to homes and small businesses.

Recent Fixed Wireless Deployments Bring Internet Service to more than 37,000 Rural Locations in Parts of 51 Counties. 100% Fiber-Optic Internet Powered by AT&T Fiber Available at more than 330,000 Tennessee Locations.

Recent Fixed Wireless Deployments Bring Internet Service to more than 37,000 Rural Locations in Parts of 51 Counties. 100% Fiber-Optic Internet Powered by AT&T Fiber Available at more than 330,000 Tennessee Locations.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration to Assist 12 Counties Recovering from Memorial Weekend Storms

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has requested that President Donald Trump declare a major disaster in Tennessee from the severe storms and straight-line winds of May 27th, and May 28th, 2017, in order to make federal assistance available for recovery efforts in the State’s impacted city and county jurisdictions.

“Community leaders, emergency managers, first responders, local officials and non-profits across Tennessee have worked tirelessly to help their neighbors recover from the impacts of the severe storms,“ Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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TWRA asks Sportsmen to follow Burn Bans Issued for Specified Counties

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Because the drought in Tennessee has heightened concerns about accidental fires, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has asked sportsmen to follow burn bans issued in specified counties across the state.

“We want to work with local officials who are worried about dry conditions caused by Tennessee’s drought,” noted Ed Carter, the executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “We are requesting that our sportsmen refrain from building campfires on all WMAs, but it is required in counties with burn bans.”

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Severe Thunderstorm Watch until Tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a severe thunderstorm watch 423 effect until 900pm CDT for Clarksville-Montgomery county and parts of Middle Tennessee.

Severe thunderstorms possible through tonight across Middle Tennessee for locations west of the Cumberland Plateau region.

Afternoon heat index values today are expected to be 100 to 105 degrees with a return to 100 to 105 degrees heat index values for these locations again Friday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Governor Bill Haslam Launches Healthier Tennessee Communities

 

Program to recognize communities that show commitment to healthy living

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Rick Johnson, joined by representatives from nine cities and counties across the state, today launched Healthier Tennessee Communities, a coordinated initiative supporting physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at the local level.

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness has focused on developing and introducing effective tools for individuals, workplaces and faith congregations.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2014 Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year; District of the Year

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott presented Trooper Michael Sullivan and Dispatcher Andrew Lawson with the 2014 Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year award, respectively, at a special ceremony held Wednesday evening in Murfreesboro. Also, the THP Fall Branch District was awarded the 2014 District of the Year.

The University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones served as the keynote speaker. Coach Jones is the son of a long-time police chief and nephew to a Michigan State Police Commander.

(L to R) Trooper Michael Sullivan is the 2014 Trooper of the Year and Andrew Lawson is 2014 Dispatcher of the Year.

(L to R) Trooper Michael Sullivan is the 2014 Trooper of the Year and Andrew Lawson is 2014 Dispatcher of the Year.

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Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee celebrates 35 years

 

Habitat International CEO Jonathan Reckford to speak at Governor’s Reception

Habitat for HumanityNashville, TN – Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the State of Tennessee with a reception at the Governor’s Residence Thursday, October 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm where Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, will be presenting special recognition to significant supporters whose partnership has contributed so greatly in helping the Habitat for Humanity reach this milestone.

Tennessee ranks fourth in the number of new Habitat for Humanity homes built nationwide.

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program

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