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Boating accident kills 2 on Tennessee River

The Jackson Sun

Date: 8/31/2014 6:09:00 PM

Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin confirmed that two men died in a boating accident early Saturday morning when their bass fishing boat collided with a parked barge. Carey Downs, 39, and Jeremy Floyd, 40, were traveling quickly down the Tennessee

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Utah State at Tennessee - River City Sharps

Date: 8/31/2014 1:20:00 PM

Good luck with this tommorrow UDF, and good luck on another good year in FB. Started paying attention to your picks last year, thanks! All I can tell you is Hizz_Honor is on ute st, he is no slouch either

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World War II vet to sail through Shoals

Times Daily

Date: 8/31/2014 12:18:00 AM

"I bet the last time a war ship was on the Tennessee River at Florence was during the Civil War," said Master Sgt. James "Sarge" Goodall, a retired Army tank commander. "The World War II LST-325 will be making a tour trip to Decatur and Chattanooga

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Knoxville exudes Southern graciousness and makes a perfect weekend getaway

New York Daily News

Date: 8/30/2014 11:23:00 PM

There’s the world’s largest freestanding basketball atop the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, set on the banks of the Tennessee River in the Volunteer State’s third-largest city. Then there’s Sunsphere, a giant gold globe that crowns a 266-foot

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As expected, Boomsday draws big crowd

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 8/30/2014 3:28:00 PM

with larger-than-normal crowds thronging Neyland Drive along the Tennessee River. Because the first University of Tennessee football game was moved from Saturday to Sunday this year, the Labor Day weekend fireworks bonanza allowed for visiting and hometown

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 899 Miles
• Length: 74 Miles
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake, its immediate upstream neighbor. Wheeler Lake is also bordered by Wilson Lake on its downstream side. The lake was constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority just prior to World War II as a means of hydroelectric generation and flood control, as well as to facilitate navigation along the Tennessee River. Today the lake is mostly popular for recreation purposes and barge traffic. The name of this impoundment comes from Civil War general Joseph 'Fightin' Joe Wheeler, who frequented the area during the war and later returned to the area to live.
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