Polk County, TN Commissioners ask state to adopt private acts related to hunting and fishing

The Polk County Commission met Monday night for the February monthly meeting, which had been postponed multiple times due to the weather. Agenda items included private acts for hunting and fishing, county insurance, and misdemeanor probation. Residents from the Rocky Ford Road area addressed the board about the name of … Continue reading

Local coalition set to walk Senate District 9 for “Insure Tennessee Journey for Justice”


Doing nothing about the 280,000 uninsured Tennesseans stuck in the healthcare gap is not an option for a local coalition outraged by Senator Mike Bell’s recent vote against Governor Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan. Members of “Senate District 9 for Insure Tennessee” have announced a four-day march across the district to … Continue reading

Industrial Hemp applications being accepted


The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from farmers and producers interested in growing industrial hemp.
In 2013, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted Public Chapter 916 tasking the department with development of a licensing and inspection program for the production of industrial hemp in Tennessee. As provided … Continue reading