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Work continues on outdoor classroom and community park in Lee County

Work continues on outdoor classroom and community park in Lee County

November 18th, 2013 8:48 am by Carol Doss, Community Contributor

The outdoor classroom and community park site is under construction adjacent to Straight Creek near St. Charles in the Stone Creek community of Lee County.

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Va. game officials ask hunters’ help on deer disease

Va. game officials ask hunters’ help on deer disease

November 16th, 2013 5:17 pm by Staff report

RICHMOND — Chronic wasting disease has been detected in Virginia in five deer killed less than a mile from the West Virginia border in one area. The continued existence of the disease in West Virginia and Maryland is causing concern, officials said.

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Head-butting Smokies elk in viral video euthanized

Head-butting Smokies elk in viral video euthanized

November 16th, 2013 12:40 pm by Associated Press

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The young elk featured in a viral online video playfully head-butting a photographer has been euthanized after authorities at the Great Smokies National Park determined he was a safety threat.

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Outdoors

Tennessee State Parks offers special winter rates

November 15th, 2013 7:38 am by Associated Press

The rates apply to 360 cabins in 21 parks across the state, along with individual rooms at six state park inns, from Nov. 15 through March 15.

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Sports Live Outdoors
TWRA sets trout-stocking schedule

TWRA sets trout-stocking schedule

November 13th, 2013 1:00 am by Staff Report

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency plans to release about 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters from December through March.

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Sports Regional & National Outdoors
Season coming to close for TVA campgrounds

Season coming to close for TVA campgrounds

November 12th, 2013 8:29 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its campgrounds and visitor centers at TVA dams and reservoirs are reducing hours or closing as the 2013 recreation season comes to an end.

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Regional & National Outdoors
TWRA cites East Tennessee pastor for possession of venomous snakes

TWRA cites East Tennessee pastor for possession of venomous snakes

November 10th, 2013 7:28 pm by Associated Press

An East Tennessee pastor who handles snakes as part of his faith was cited by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and his venomous snakes were confiscated.

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Work on Boone to offer anglers glimpse of dam's underbelly

Work on Boone to offer anglers glimpse of dam's underbelly

November 8th, 2013 3:00 pm by George Thwaites

Winter pool on Boone Lake will be pretty dramatic this year. The Tennessee Valley Authority has scheduled a maintenance project on Boone Dam that is expected to affect winter lake levels.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Bringing down Boone: TVA to drop lake below normal for repairs

Bringing down Boone: TVA to drop lake below normal for repairs

November 8th, 2013 7:51 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Boone Lake will drop 14 feet below its normal winter low point to allow TVA workers to replace the heavy chains and cables used to control Boone Dam’s gate system, and boaters and residents are urged to use caution.

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TWRA biologists will sample for  CWD at East Tennessee checking stations

TWRA biologists will sample for CWD at East Tennessee checking stations

November 6th, 2013 9:14 pm by staff reports

The TWRA seeks samples for Chronic Wasting Disease testing. Saturday, Nov. 9 marks the opening day of deer muzzleloader season in Tennessee.

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