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WWII ship LST-325 to visit city Wednesday

Decatur Daily

Date: 9/1/2014 8:35:00 PM

A ship that played a vital role in the allied conquest of Nazi Germany in World War II will sail down the Tennessee River into Decatur on Wednesday. The landing ship tank is an amphibious ship designed to land tanks, troops and supplies directly onto enemy

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Montgomery police probe 2 killings


Date: 9/1/2014 1:05:00 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Montgomery police are investigating a pair of killings over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Police said 22-year-old Ronald James of Montgomery was found with a gunshot wound shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday on Park Towne Way Drive. He

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Two Killed in Boat Accident on Tennessee River

News Radio WGOW 1150 AM

Date: 9/1/2014 11:05:00 AM

(HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.) -- A boating accident on the Tennessee River over the weekend has claimed the lives of two people. The incident happened early Saturday morning on the Tennessee River near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line, the Jackson Sun reported

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Mississippi Wildlife officials investigating fatal boating accident

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 9/1/2014 9:45:00 AM

Two men have died in a boating accident on the Tennessee River near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line. Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin told The Jackson Sun that accident happened early Saturday morning when their bass fishing boat collided with a

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USU Aggies missed a great football trip

Deseret News

Date: 9/1/2014 9:01:00 AM

I covered a Utah game in 1984, in which Chuck Stobart’s Utes lost 27-21. I remember the boats on the Tennessee River, beside the stadium. I also recall the Tennessee fans cheering politely for the Utes as the entered and left the field, and the stadium

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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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