NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association says the walking horse industry has "clearly lost the public."
According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/10H5Rbx ), association president Tracy Boyd posted a message this week on the group's website, stating he believes modern-day show horses are cleaner than they've ever been. But Boyd said no one outside the industry believes it after a series of horse soring cases came to light.
Visitors crawling on a Wild Cave tour inside Mammoth Cave.
Credit National Park Service
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Ten college students from across the country are taking part in a Middle Tennessee State University environmental research project.
The event runs from through July 26 and is funded by the National Science Foundation.
The school says the students will search for ancient inactive seismic faults, investigate water and air quality and explore the ecology of rare cedar glade habitats. The intensified research project involves the disciplines of Earth science, chemistry and biology.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a drug investigation led to a dog fighting operation in Chattanooga.
The agency said in a news release Tuesday that agents executing a narcotics search warrant discovered numerous pit bull dogs, a fight ring, a treadmill used in training and blood. Guns were also found.
Agents arrested 41-year-old Jackie Marcellus Sawyer of Chattanooga on Friday.