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Gun season for deer opens Saturday

Gun season for deer opens Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gun season for deer opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 5.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, hunters may harvest one antlered buck per day until the statewide bag limit of three is reached, which includes deer harvested during archery and muzzleloader seasons. An antlered buck is a buck with antlers at least three inches long.

The bag limit for antlerless deer depends on where the deer is harvested

Bug changes Harriman brush collection rules

Bug changes Harriman brush collection rules

The city of Harriman is hoping to help prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.

Roane County is one of 16 area counties under the bug quarantine.  Fire wood, ash trees, and similar products cannot be removed from the counties.

Before, Harriman Public Works employees would remove brush from neighborhoods and turn it into mulch.  The mulch was sold for profit or given away.

Now, the mulch will not leave the city's brush disposal site.

TVA, EPA look to cleanup remaining Kingston coal ash

TVA, EPA look to cleanup remaining Kingston coal ash

TVA and the Environmental Protection Agency met with Roane County residents Tuesday afternoon to update them about the progress of cleanup at the Kingston TVA coal ash spill.

In December 2008, one billion gallons of sludge spilled from a collection pond at the site.

More than 350 TVA employees are building a wall to contain the coal ash in a landfill near the Emory River so that does not happen again. The agency is also cleaning up the middle portion of that waterway.