Tennessee catfish kill remains a mystery

Larry Woody's Notebook

Biologists have yet to determine what recently killed hundreds of catfish on Chickamauga Lake. No other species were affected, and the dead fish were found in a relatively small area of the lake. That would suggest some sort of localized contamination, although it is puzzling why other species besides catfish were not killed. Catfish normally are a hardy species that […]

Each boating fatality is a personal tragedy

The press releases arrive almost routinely from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency: A young kayaker drowned on Percy Priest Lake. An elderly fisherman is missing after his boat capsized on Pickwick. A body is recovered from the Duck River. Last year, 27 such fatality reports were issued, approaching the grim state record of 31 set a few years ago. Already […]

Bear with me – trouble is bruin

Larry Woody's Woods & Waters

If you’ve ever almost tripped over a black bear on a dark night, you never forget it. I haven’t – along with numerous other encounters with bruins during years of camping in the Canadian wilderness. I was reminded of them awhile back when a discarded can of bear spray detonated in the Nashville airport, forcing evacuation of the concourse. It […]

Fairview High’s Layden Grant signs with MTSU Blue Raiders to play college football

Fairview High’s Layden Grant has signed to college football with the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders. The son of Travis and Vickie Grant, Layden proudly wore the number 11 as a Yellow Jacket. First introduced to football by his older brother, Layden has been honing his skills for the last 12 years. His high school career highlights include 363 […]

Fairview Middle School’s William Edwards wins TMSAA State Track Championship – in two events

Fairview Middle School’s William Edwards is making a name for himself in the sport of track and field – and making Fairview proud! Edwards took first place in two different events at Saturday’s Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) Track and Field State Championship. The first title was awarded when Edwards scored first place in the 1600 run with a […]

Fairview High’s Frank, Terry end season with third place finish in State Tennis Doubles

Fairview Lady Jackets win school’s first ever State Track Team Championship

The list of State Champions who call Fairview home continues to grow as the Fairview High Girls Track Team won the Division 1 AA State Track Championship in the 4×800 meter team event last week in Murfreesboro. The winning four-member team champions include Ries Lerond with a time of 2:23, Loren Sloan 2:28, Andi Lerond 2:23, and Alyssa Andrea with […]

Are boneless fish next on menu?

Larry Woody's Notebook

Chinese scientists have cultivated a boneless fish that could revolutionize the fish-market industry. Picking out bones has always been a drawback to eating whole-cooked fish, but that won’t be a problem when dining on China’s Crucian carp. The “intermuscular bones” surrounding the choice fillets have been genetically removed from the fish. The rest of the skeletal structure is intact. The […]

Early-season turkey season fears were unfounded

Spring season runs through May 28

When it was announced that this spring’s turkey season would start two weeks later than usual, a lot of hunters’ feathers were ruffled.

World Series coming to Fairview this summer, plus more Sports Notes

The World Series is coming to Fairview this summer! Bats are swinging and balls are zinging at the Fairview Ball Park as the Fairview Recreation Association’s 2023 Youth Baseball and Softball Season is underway – and the World Series is coming. The 2023 FRA Season will see Fairview host the Dixie Softball World Series July 28 through August 4 for […]

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