Entries by Mark Todd Engler

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Welcome to World-Class Walleye Waters

March means angling madness for Rock Island’s early spring spawners Ask around what’s the best-eating freshwater fish and there’s a good chance walleye tops any serious angler’s menu. True, walleye aren’t necessarily know for their bellicose resistance subsequent to biting a bait — leastwise not in the manner of, say, a burly smallmouth or mean-spirited […]

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UPDTAED: Granville’s Wildwood Resort & Marina Hosts 2nd Annual Adopt-a-Stream River Shore Cleanup, Community Open House

NOTICE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO March 23 PRESS RELEASE from Wildwood Resort & Marina, Granville, Tennessee: River Bank Cleanup and Open House: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, 11am – 3pm  7316 Granville Highway Granville, Tennessee www.visitwildwood.com See what’s cooking at Wildwood over the winter! Hot food and drink for volunteers ————————————————————————– Back by popular demand, […]

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Migratory Gamebird Hunting Seasons Among February TFWC Agenda Items

PRESS RELEASE from the State of Tennessee, Feb. 17, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2019/2/17/migratory-gamebird-hunting-seasons-among-february-tfwc-agenda-items.html Two-day meeting to be held at Ellington Agricultural Center’s Ray Bell Building in Nashville NASHVILLE — The setting of the 2019-20 migratory game bird hunting seasons will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its February meeting. The […]


Upper Cumberland Lands International Kayak Fishing Tourney

Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Feb. 8, 2019: Link: https://press.tnvacation.com/press-releases/cookeville-tennessee-selected-host-pan-am-kayak-bass-championship Cookeville Selected to Host Pan-Am Kayak Bass Championship COOKEVILLE – Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, along with USA Bass and Pan-American Sportfishing Federation will host the inaugural Pan-American Kayak Bass Championship May 28-31 in Cookeville. The first-of-its-kind in the world, the four-day […]

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New TN Rural Economic Development Executive Named

PRESS RELEASE from the State of Tennessee, Jan. 25: LINK: https://www.tn.gov/ecd/news/2019/1/25/commissioner-rolfe-appoints-sammie-arnold-as-assistant-commissioner-of-community-and-rural-development.html Arnold will lead TNECD’s efforts to promote opportunities across rural Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today the appointment of Sammie Arnold as TNECD’s assistant commissioner of Community and Rural Development. Arnold, a native of Dyersburg, Tenn., has […]

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Historic White County Homestead Opened to Public Access

PRESS RELEASE from the State of Tennessee, January 23, 2019: LINK: https://www.tn.gov/environment/news/2019/1/23/beecher-wallace-homestead-added-to-state-park-system.html The Beecher Wallace Homestead in the Dog Cove area near Fall Creek Falls State Park has been added to Tennessee’s public lands, announced today by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and The Land Trust for Tennessee. The historic homestead, which […]

Gov. Lee Issues Executive Order Prioritizing Rural Economic Development

Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, January 23, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/2019/1/23/gov–bill-lee-issues-first-executive-order-to-address-accelerated-transformation-of-rural-areas.html All executive departments required to assess rural impact and provide recommendations NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued his first executive order, requiring all state executive departments to issue a statement of rural impact and provide recommendations for […]

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TWRA Commissioners Discuss CWD, Adopt New Rules on Non-Motorized Boat Rental Outfitters

Press Release from the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission, January 18, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2019/1/18/cwd-update-given-at-first-tfwc-2019-meeting.html MEMPHIS — An update on the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was presented during the first meeting of 2019 which concluded Friday at the Duck Unlimited national headquarters. Chuck Yoest, CWD coordinator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, made a […]


Four Middle TN Horses Test Positive for Equine Anemia

PRESS RELEASE from the State of Tennessee, January 16, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2019/1/18/cwd-update-given-at-first-tfwc-2019-meeting.html NASHVILLE – The state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Middle Tennessee. Staff at the C.E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory tested blood samples and determined that four horses stabled at a farm in Rutherford County […]