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Monday, June 10, 2019

Black bear attack
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials are investigating a reported bear encounter from early Saturday morning in Carter County. TWRA Spokesperson Matt Cameron said the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Cameron said the homeowner heard a noise outside of his house and went to investigate while carrying a 12-gauge shotgun. When he stepped outside, a bear appeared nearby. The homeowner reportedly fired one shot in the air and a second shot in the bear's direction to try and scare it away. As the bear left, a second bear appeared from behind some shrubs and ran in the homeowner's direction, and so the homeowner said he then fired a shot at the bear and believes he hit it. The bear then ran off. A TWRA wildlife officer and the homeowner each searched the area and could not find the bear. Prohibiting TDEC employees from soliciting sponsorships for a "Show of the South Golf Tournament" held the day preceding the conference. The Tennessean investigation found a single TDEC employee, acting on his own, solicited thousands of dollars from industry groups for the tournament. TDEC will also be offering a reduced conference rate for representatives of environmental non-profit organizations, local governments and academic institutions. The conference's $375 price tag put it out of reach of many with an interest in protecting Tennessee's environment. A task force will be convened to ensure conference participation by TDEC employees complies with state ethics guidelines, Salyers said in the letter.


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