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Kirby Wallace captured in Stewart County

October 5, 2018

Kirby Gene WallaceWoodlawn, TN – Just before 10:30am Friday morning, September 5th, 2018, Kirby Gene Wallace was taken into custody by Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew and Corporal Stacey Bostwick. This ended a week long manhunt for the 53 year old Wallace who was wanted for killing two people and injuring another.

Belew and Bostwick had left the search Thursday afternoon but were called back around 12:30am Friday morning because there was need of another track dog. Stacey Bostwick handles Rowdy one of Henry County’s blood hounds.

Kirby Wallace captured by Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew and Corporal Stacey Bostwick in Stewart County. (TBI)

Kirby Wallace captured by Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew and Corporal Stacey Bostwick in Stewart County. (TBI)

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TWRA to hold Tennessee Deer Management Public Meetings

August 19, 2018

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking public input regarding deer management in Tennessee at three public meetings early next month. Meetings will be held in West, Middle, and East Tennessee on the evenings of September 4th, 5th, and 6th, respectively.

All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The agency is particularly interested in getting feedback from those who experience impacts (positive or negative) from deer or the management of deer.

Three public meetings on Deer Management in Tennessee to be held by the TWRA in September.

Three public meetings on Deer Management in Tennessee to be held by the TWRA in September.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges caution when leaving valuables in vehicles

June 9, 2018

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersLancaster, TN – As the summer recreation season gets into full swing, Center Hill Lake becomes a popular destination for many Middle Tennessee residents. The lake’s 18,220 square miles of water, multiple campgrounds, marinas, and recreation areas are a significant attraction for tourists, locals, and… criminals alike.

Over the past month Center Hill Lake has seen an increase in visitor activity as well as over 15 motor vehicle break-ins at various locations, including Hurricane Marina, Edgar Evins State Park, Buffalo Valley Boat Ramp, Big Rock Market, Happy Hollow Boat Ramp, and Betty’s Island Boat Ramp.

When out this summer for recreational activities, be careful about leaving valuables in vehicles, especially in plain sight. (Mark Rankin)

When out this summer for recreational activities, be careful about leaving valuables in vehicles, especially in plain sight. (Mark Rankin)

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Tennessee Emergency Management Agency releases Severe Weather update

February 25, 2018

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, TN – A powerful storm front moved across Tennessee on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and produced localized flooding, lightning impacts, and unconfirmed reports of tornado touchdowns.  Several Tennessee counties have rescued individuals from damaged structures and transported those with injuries. 

The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville is activated at a Level 4 – Elevated status and staffed with Emergency Service Coordinators from many State of Tennessee departments with personnel providing direct assistance to the impacted counties.

Debris is strewn throughout the neighborhood Sunday morning after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

Debris is strewn throughout the neighborhood Sunday morning after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

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TVA announces New Fish Species found in Duck River

November 29, 2017

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) aquatic biologists identify new fish species in tributary streams to the Duck River in middle Tennessee: the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

When you hear news about an animal species these days, it’s rarely good. Most often, it’s about overabundance or scarcity.

But occasionally, there’s a surprise: the discovery of something new.

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Five Service Members

May 27, 2017

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee Military Department Adjutant General, Major General Terry “Max” Haston paid tribute to five service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the state’s Memorial Day service.

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TWRA Partners with University of Tennessee for Turkey Study

October 10, 2016

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is partnering with the University of Tennessee to conduct a comprehensive 6-year wild turkey research project after receiving inconclusive results from a 3-year turkey disease study.

A recently-concluded turkey disease project, conducted by TWRA and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, was conducted in response to concerns expressed by citizens in southern Middle Tennessee that the agricultural use of chicken litter as fertilizer may serve as a means of disease transmission to wild turkeys.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to work with University of Tennessee on a 6-year wild turkey research project.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to work with University of Tennessee on a 6-year wild turkey research project.

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Start of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016 a Success

May 19, 2016

Written by Maj. Darrin Haas
Tennessee National Guard Joint Public Affairs Office

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Terry “Max” Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, declared that the opening exercise for Tennessee Maneuvers 2016, the Guard’s largest statewide disaster drill in history, was “a complete success.”

From May 13th-16th, more than 600 Soldiers and 20 units from Tullahoma’s 30th Troop Command completed a series of grueling disaster preparedness exercises throughout Middle Tennessee testing the Guard’s ability to provide military assistance in the event of a catastrophic emergency. Soldiers worked alongside many state and local emergency agencies designed to test the abilities of all involved.

Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard work with a Tennessee State Park Ranger to prepare a crash victim for extraction and transport to an area hospital. This was one of multiple simulated events as part of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016. (Clint Derryberry with Maury County Search and Rescue)

Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard work with a Tennessee State Park Ranger to prepare a crash victim for extraction and transport to an area hospital. This was one of multiple simulated events as part of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016. (Clint Derryberry with Maury County Search and Rescue)

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Tennessee Strawberries Prepare To Take Cover

April 3, 2016

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee’s much anticipated strawberry crop will be ready for picking in the next two or three weeks. However, between now and harvest, if current forecasts hold, those berries may have to “take cover” several times to avoid frost damage.

Tennessee weather is predictably unpredictable. It may be spring, but Tennessee typically experiences a few more winter-like periods—called blackberry winter and dogwood winter—before the average late April last-freeze date has passed.

Strawberry Crops will be ready for picking the next few weeks.

Strawberry Crops will be ready for picking the next few weeks.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Rabies Confirmed in Two Dogs in Middle Tennessee

March 14, 2016

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has recently confirmed a diagnosis of rabies in two dogs in Middle Tennessee.

One puppy died in Wilson County in February and was submitted for rabies testing. A second dog was submitted for testing in February from DeKalb County. Both dogs had a strain of rabies found in skunks, meaning they were likely infected by being bitten by skunks.

Rabies vaccination is the best protection against rabies in household pets.

Rabies vaccination is the best protection against rabies in household pets.

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