The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has established a walleye stocking program in the Watts Bar Reservoir by recently releasing more than 220,000 fingerlings in the lake. The young walleye were raised at the Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery and were stocked in various locations around the reservoir to augment sauger stocking in Watts Bar.
Federal fish hatcheries responsible for raising 60 percent of all trout in Tennessee are in jeopardy due to proposed federal budget cuts. The cuts would become effective Oct. 11, 2011 and would eliminate a majority of the funding for the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery and the Erwin National Fish Hatchery.
Brad Riddick, a 2009 graduate of Roane County High School and current president of the University of Tennessee Wakeboard Club, just completed his sophomore year at Tennessee majoring in accounting and finance.
The 2011 baseball season was another good one for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as Tony Kegley’s squad finished second in District 4-A and advanced to the Region 2-A semifinals before their season came to a close.