Outdoors

Scott’s deer harvest is stunningly low

On the eve of Tennessee's firearms deer hunt opener, it appeared that Scott County's whitetail harvest was on the verge of rebounding, a sign...

Scott County’s deer harvest finally starts to rebound

On the final day of Tennessee’s muzzleloader deer hunt — and on the eve of the rifle hunt’s opening day — Scott County’s deer...

Few changes for Tennessee’s 2019 hunting seasons

Where Scott County hunters are concerned, there will be few changes to Tennessee’s 2019-2020 hunting seasons. Scott and all surrounding counties will remain in Unit...

Hike of the Week: No Business Creek

Trail: Maude’s Crack/John Muir Trailhead: Terry Cemetery Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 600 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous In some ways, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge saved the best for last. The...

Hike of the Week: Burnt Mill

Trail: Burnt Mill Loop Trailhead: Burnt Mill Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 410 ft. Difficulty: Easy Some trails are exceptional for a season. Others are excellent choices for hikes...

Hike of the Week: Lick Creek

Trail: Lick Creek Falls Trailhead: Lick Creek Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 731 ft. Difficulty: Moderate At first step, Lick Creek isn’t an especially entertaining trail. But, after a...

Hike of the Week: Oscar Blevins Farm

Trail: Oscar Blevins Farm Loop Trailhead: Bandy Creek Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 344 ft. Difficulty: Easy The Oscar Blevins Farm wasn’t originally a destination on the Twenty Week...

Hike of the Week: Twin Arches

Trail: Twin Arches Upper Loop Trailhead: Twin Arches Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 274 ft. Difficulty: Easy/Moderate There might be more spectacular rock formations in the eastern United States...

Hike of the Week: Middle Creek

Trail: Middle Creek Loop Trailhead: Middle Creek Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 282 ft. Difficulty: Easy-Moderate It’s June, and something magical is happening inside some of the shallow caves...

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BGC to close for cleaning after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

The Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau will be closed for the remainder of the week for cleaning, after learning Tuesday a...

Trash today, artifact tomorrow

Just about everyone would recognize an old arrowhead on the sandy floor of a rock shelter as an artifact. But far fewer people would...

Paddling through summer’s ‘dog days’

Summer's dog days are upon us. It's the hottest part of summer, most of us have exhausted our supply of vacation days, and everyone...

Carina Caldwell named BGC’s Youth of the Year

  Each year, the Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau showcases an exemplary youth who is a member of the club at the...
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