Entries by Center Hill Sun

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Putnam County Gov’t Gets Good Comptroller Report

Putnam County has secured a place among just over a dozen Tennessee counties to earn a “clean” audit report from the state agency charged with examining local-government fiscal affairs. Ninety of Tennessee’s 95 counties have been audited since the last fiscal year ended on June 30. Only 13 have been declared free of accounting discrepancies […]

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Coming Soon: New Trails at Edgar Evins State Park

‘Storybook trail’ nearing completion; ambitious mountain biking runs planned Rangers and volunteers at Edgar Evins State Park are working on two new trails that’ll likely boost the park’s appeal to visitors young and not-so-young alike. Scheduled for completion by the end of May, the “Reading Ranger Story Trail” near the Interpretive Center will give kids […]

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Set a Course for State Parks This Spring

Multitude of things to do at premier Middle TN recreation spots OK, so it’s obviously premature to be proclaiming “Spring is in the Air”  at this point. But before winter even starts to wane it isn’t too early to start marking your calendar to visit state parks around the Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau region. […]

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Savage Beauty Abides at South Cumberland

Picturesque panoramas easily accessible at Great Stone Door  With more than 30,000 acres under its auspices, South Cumberland State Park isn’t merly Tennessee’s largest state natural area. It’s also as remote, rugged and optically grand a place as you are likely to find within a day’s drive. Fortunately for people fortunate enough to find themselves […]

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Haslam Not Running for U.S. Senate

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that he will not seek Tennessee’s United States Senate seat in 2018. Former Chattanooga mayor Bob Corker has occupied the office since 2006. Corker announced last month that he won’t seek re-election next year. His decision has set in motion a scramble among prominent state Republicans looking to replace […]

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Roll into Standing Stone for Marble Madness

Standing Stone’s ‘Rolley Hole’ Tournament Celebrating 35th Anniversary It’s something of a well-worn cliche to label a secluded place of natural beauty a “hidden gem.” But in the case of Standing Stone State Park, the description fits perfectly. Located deep in the steep rises and ridges of the Highland Rim, the park is set covertly […]