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Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15. “It’s important, and required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018, that citizens call […]

Happy Columbus Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Happy Columbus Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Today, October 9th, is Columbus Day! Columbus Day was founded on the ideals of European exploration and the achievements of those explorations that would have a profound impact on the world as we know it today. This controversial holiday has changed with different generations and continues to have lasting cultural implications. Columbus Day is a […]

Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus

Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offices are receiving reports of dead deer in scattered areas of the state. The timing and details of the reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD). HD occurs at varying levels of severity each year in Tennessee’s deer herd. The catch-all term for this disease is hemorrhagic disease (HD), […]

Appalachian Bear Rescue and TWRA Release Summitt Bear

Appalachian Bear Rescue and TWRA Release Summitt Bear

After just over four months at Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), Summitt Bear was successfully released back to the wild in Sullivan County on Sunday afternoon. Summitt Bear arrived at Appalachian Bear Rescue weighing 23lbs on March 28, 2017. The bear was very sick and required a blood transfusion to survive. Doctors at UTCVM performed the […]

State Fire Marshal: As Summer Temps Rise, Chances for Fire Increase

State Fire Marshal: As Summer Temps Rise, Chances for Fire Increase

With summer in full swing, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) offers important fire safety tips to help Tennesseans protect themselves, their loved ones, and their property during the hottest months of the year. “While the summertime ushers in lots of opportunities for fun, the season also brings increased safety risks due to the elevated […]

Happy Independence Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Happy Independence Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Americans love to show their pride in their national identity of being the land of the free and home of the brave. We like the idea that we have the pursuit of happiness as one of the basic foundations of who we are. This is why every summer millions around the country flock together to […]

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe this 4th of July Season

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe this 4th of July Season

Although they might be fun to look at and are one of the staples of the holiday, fireworks are no laughing matter when it comes to pets. Many pet owners know the stress of the holiday and are frustrated finding solutions to keep their pets safe. Here are a list of tips to keep your […]

Tennessee Department of Human Services Increases Transportation Checks at Child Care Agencies, Encourages All Tennesseans Responsible for Transporting Children to “Look Before You Lock”

Tennessee Department of Human Services Increases Transportation Checks at Child Care Agencies, Encourages All Tennesseans Responsible for Transporting Children to “Look Before You Lock”

Temperatures are heating up with the start of summer only days away. The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Care Licensing Team is increasing its focus on transportation. TDHS Child Care Licensing program evaluators will conduct additional unannounced visits to child care agencies approved to transport children. These visits are conducted during hot summer […]

Canine Influenza Detected in Dogs in Tennessee

Canine Influenza Detected in Dogs in Tennessee

The state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in Tennessee. The UT College of Veterinary Medicine recently confirmed detection of canine influenza (CI) in four dogs in East Tennessee. The illness in three of the dogs is believed to have originated at a dog show in […]

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration to Assist 12 Counties Recovering from Memorial Weekend Storms

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration to Assist 12 Counties Recovering from Memorial Weekend Storms

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today requested President Donald Trump declare a major disaster in Tennessee from the severe storms and straight-line winds of May 27, and May 28, 2017, in order to make federal assistance available for recovery efforts in the State’s impacted city and county jurisdictions. “Community leaders, emergency managers, first responders, local officials […]

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