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SPRINGFIELD, VA – With President Biden’s signing today of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), you may have mistakenly thought that only road, bridge, rail, power and water infrastructure, public transit, drinking and wastewater, high speed internet, environmental, and…
BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Celebrate Breakthrough Concepts in Fishing Line and Soft Bait Recycling: ‘Recast and Recycle’ Contest Winners Announced
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 7, 2021 – Recycling old fishing line and soft baits into new products is labor-intensive, inefficient and simply, for many anglers, not easy to do. This hampers the ability to grow the volume of line and soft bait recycling in the U.S. However, three BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Recast and…
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…
2021 Special Report On Fishing Emphasizes Highest Overall Participation in 14 Years - Surge in female, youth, Hispanic, and African American participation supports new record
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…
Governor Kay Ivey
Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Westwater Resources Inc. plans to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County, putting Alabama at the forefront in the production of an essential material in batteries that power electrical vehicles, electronics and other green energy products and…
A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in Butler County has claimed the lives of 10 individuals, including nine children. Troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division were notified at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, of a multi-vehicle crash on I-65 northbound at the…
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…
They Are at It Again: Confusing and Ineffective Fuel Pump Warning Labels Do Not Help Boaters Choose Safe Fuel
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…
State of Alabama
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency will end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. “For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary &lsquo…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…
Governor Ivey Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be Expanded in Alabama to Include Individuals Age 12 and Older, Effective Immediately
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents with the…
Governor Kay Ivey Announces End of Participation in All Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Programs
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of…
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $17 million to help provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama. The 36 grants awarded by Governor Ivey to multiple broadband providers across the state is the largest amount and number awarded to date from the Alabama Broadband…
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Alabama has grown to a total population of 5.03 million and will retain its current number of seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years, according to the first data released from the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau announced the statewide population totals and…
Governor Kay Ivey joined the Alabama State Parks Foundation, local corporate leaders and others at Oak Mountain State Park on April 15, 2021, to announce efforts aimed at investing millions of dollars into needed park improvements. The governor spoke about an $80 million bond issue for park improvements that must be…
On March 31st, Russell Lands announced the construction of a Coore & Crenshaw golf course, the defining centerpiece for Lake Martin’s newest luxury residential development, The Heritage. Part of a transformative master plan for Russell Lands, the golf course is the first in the state of Alabama designed by famed…
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)
11/3/2020 1:26:27 AM
These roads are comparable in difficulty to Wheeler Lake Road above Alma. I often talk about a “quiver of one” when it comes to tents or packs or skis, and that is the goal, isn’t it ...
11/2/2020 8:12:59 AM
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A magnitude 2.6 earthquake struck just south of the Tennessee river, about three miles from Redstone Arsenal and 15 miles from Huntsville Saturday evening.
10/31/2020 10:20:00 PM
Three years ago, when the second-oldest home in Decatur was put on the market, a local historian began holding his breath that the new owner would preserve the heritage and ...
10/30/2020 9:00:00 PM
The COVID pandemic has impacted travel across the Tennessee Valley, with visitors traveling by car, RVs, and motorcycles ...
10/29/2020 11:05:00 AM
HAMILTON COUNTY SR-319 Repair of the bridge over the Tennessee River and Riverpark Drive (LM 2.2): The contractor will be performing repair operations to the bridge that will require lane closures in ...
Abundant outdoor adventures and a burgeoning creative scene make Chattanooga an ideal weekend getaway
10/28/2020 10:35:00 AM
Between its cerulean-blue trusses, little legs can scramble 2,400 feet across the Tennessee River, pausing to peer at the water from a raised sidewalk removed from bicyclists and dog walkers. The ...
10/26/2020 10:29:12 AM
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“This is home, and it has been for me for 32 years. My parents started our farm, Tennessee River Music in 1981. It sits here on top of Lookout Mountain. It’s around 3,000 acres. That little dream that ...
10/24/2020 10:15:00 PM
McCracken County officials joined with Calvert City and River Discovery Center leaders Friday to celebrate the two communities’ selection for the Tennessee RiverTowns Program.
10/24/2020 9:19:00 AM
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Brown's father, Richard Brown, owned 640 acres on Moccasin Bend and across the Tennessee River, where his son operated the tavern and nearby ferry. In 1805, Col. Return J. Meigs negotiated a treaty ...
10/23/2020 9:00:00 PM
Annually, World Fish Migration Day raises awareness of migratory fish and threats to their migration on waterways ...
10/23/2020 7:51:00 PM
The Tennessee RiverTowns program kicked off Friday. The initiative is working to enhance paddling, hiking and biking experiences along the Tennessee River.
10/23/2020 4:00:00 PM
When last we saw Spencer Rattler, the OU quarterback had four forgettable quarters against Texas. An interception, two fumbles, a benching and a four-punt final quarter that imperiled the game. Then ...
10/23/2020 3:07:00 PM
The nonprofit rehab group cared for the beaver after floodwaters swept it away from its lodge as a kit and someone heard it crying.
10/23/2020 12:40:00 PM
WATE 6 On Your Side
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Fifteen communities, including Knoxville, are joining in a new initiative to enhance outdoor experiences along the Tennessee River. RiverTowns aims to increase kayaking, ...
10/22/2020 11:14:00 PM
Check out Orlando area high school scores and top performers from Thursday, Oct. 22: Buzz: Amari Thomas led the Mustangs with 8 rushes for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win. Jymon Coleman added 2 ...
10/22/2020 10:15:00 PM
McCracken County and Calvert City are two of the 15 Tennessee River communities selected for an inaugural cohort of the Tennessee RiverTowns Program, according to an announcement Thursday.
10/22/2020 10:10:00 PM
Decatur will be one of 15 Tennessee River communities in a new program that local leaders hope will bring tourists, jobs and recreational growth to the city in the coming ...
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