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Friday, November 10, 2017

Cherokee Forest gets more protected acreage
U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker , Tennessee Republicans, said Thursday that the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee has approved legislation to preserve Tennessee’s heritage for future generations. The Tennessee Wilderness Act – legislation introduced earlier this year by Alexander and Corker as well as U.S. Representative Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) – would designate nearly 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness area. Designation as a wilderness area is the highest level of conservation protection to preserve federal land. “Conserving some of the wildest, most pristine and beautiful areas in our state gives future generations of Tennesseans the opportunity to enjoy Tennessee’s land and heritage,” Alexander said. “The Tennessee Wilderness Act would help protect our natural heritage and give the millions of people who visit Tennessee each year an additional reason to come and enjoy our great outdoors. ” “Millions of people visit Tennessee each year to experience our incredible God-given outdoor amenities, and the Tennessee Wilderness Act will help preserve the Cherokee National Forest for future generations of Americans to enjoy,” added Corker. “ The legislation will now be considered by the full Senate.


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • CLB session
  • Brown/Dalton arrest
  • Dandridge crash
  • Thanksgiving travel
  • Tennessee economic report
  • Thanksgiving lunch at Feed My Sheep

    Monday, November 20, 2017

  • Jefferson City bank robbery
  • Newport DCS investigation
  • Former ETSU coach is indicted
  • Fuel prices to drop
  • Middle Tennessee tornados

    Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • Artscapes exhibition

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Monica Denton heads back to prison
  • Tennessee jobless
  • Thanksgiving travel

    Friday, November 17, 2017

  • ACA enrollment
  • Cocke County Partnership meeting
  • Pridemore is being sought
  • Narcan program
  • Environmental standards are relaxed
  • Pro bono work in Tennessee
  • VietNow settlement
  • State jobless remains at record level
  • Major scam
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