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TWRA Officer Scott Hollenbeck Retires

TWRA Officer Scott Hollenbeck Retires

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said farewell to Sergeant Scott Hollenbeck who retired last week after spending his entire 29-year career in Cocke Co. Sgt. Hollenbeck, an Indiana native, joined the TWRA in 1989 after serving several years with the U.S. Border Patrol. He was assigned to work in East Tennessee in Cocke Co. along [...]

TWRA Surveys Sizable Gray Bat Hibernaculum In East Tennessee

TWRA Surveys Sizable Gray Bat Hibernaculum In East Tennessee

TWRA wildlife surveys managers recently explored a cave in East Tennessee that contains a large number of hibernating Gray Bats, a state and federally endangered species. Wildlife Surveys Managers Chris Ogle and Daniel Istvanko descended into a cave known as Rattlin’ Pit in Cocke Co., which is owned by Newport Utilities.  Joining them was a [...]

Jefferson County Boy Scout Troops #76,#77 & #78 Participate In Annual Klondike Derby

Jefferson County Boy Scout Troops #76,#77 & #78 Participate In Annual Klondike Derby

Jefferson County Boy Scout Troops #76 Jefferson City, #78 White Pine and #77 Dandridge recently participated in the 2017 Klondike Derby at Thompson Farm in Baneberry, Tennessee. A weekend event, the Derby offers Scouts the opportunity to combine fun, skill building activities with service work. Around 150 Scouts and Webelos, along with 25 adult leaders, [...]

Newport’s Farmers Market Festival

Newport’s Farmers Market Festival

The Newport Farmers Market, located at 424 Heritage Boulevard, Newport on Saturday, August 3rd, l was filled with locally grown, homemade foods and hand crafted and items for sale.  Many small farmers and bakers were handing out samples of their fresh products for customers to sample.  Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore stopped by, along with [...]