October 21, 2019
On a chilly and rainy afternoon, the DMS cross country teams spent Saturday, October 19th battling it out with 31 of the best teams at the Tennessee State XC Middle School Championships. The race was held at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville, where over a field of 300 runners in each male and female division competed on the hilly and challenging 2.1 mile course.
Dr. Hunter Foutch receives Young Optometrist of the Year
October 21, 2019
Dr. Hunter Foutch of Liberty, TN is the 2019 recipient of the Young Optometrist of the Year award. On October 11, 2019 the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians met in Gatlinburg, TN for their 118th Annual Congress and presented the award to Dr. Foutch. He is a 2017 graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and completed a residency program in Ocular Disease Treatment and Management in 2018 at Southeast Eye Specialist in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Foutch currently practices in Smithville, TN with his father, Dr. David Foutch at Foutch Eyecare.
Dr. Mark Kapperman of Chattanooga, TN made the presentation on behalf of the Awards Committee consisting of Dr. Jeff Foster of Newport, TN, Dr. Stan Dickerson of Columbia, TN and Dr. Kapperman.
Dr. Foutch is the son of David and Kim Foutch, and the grandson of Joe and Mainell Foutch and the late Jim and Jan Eddins.
First Young Sportsman Deer Hunt October 26-27
October 20, 2019
By: Dwayne Page
The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2019-20 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 26-27.
Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment.
Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device. The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult.
Archery season began in the state on Sept. 28 and the first segment ends Oct. 25, the day prior to the opening of the young sportsman hunt. The second segment of archery only season is Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 8. Muzzleloader/archery season starts Nov. 9.
The TWRA makes the recommendation that all hunters obtain a 2019-20 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide. The guide lists license requirements, the counties and bag limits for each of the different deer management units. The guide is available on the TWRA website. www.tnwildlife.org, the TWRA App, and where hunting and fishing licenses are sold.
In 2018, youth hunters harvested a total 5,379 deer during the first weekend. The total included 2,700 bucks.
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