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Gloves, garbage bags and grubby clothes: Community cleanup organized for Wheeler Wildlife Refuge


Date: 8/22/2014 7:42:00 PM

Encompassing both sides of the Tennessee River, it stretches from Huntsville to Decatur. For the last 76 years, the area has protected migrating waterfowl, along with endangered and threatened species. However, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is also quite popular

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24th Sandhill Crane Festival Set For Jan. 17-18


Date: 8/22/2014 7:09:00 PM

The Cherokee Removal Memorial is found just to the side of the refuge near the Tennessee River. The night life around Black Rock Mountain State Park will keep researchers from across the state busy Sept. 4-7. It is all part of the Georgia Bat Working Group

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Limestone County deputies rescue man from overturned boat

Date: 8/22/2014 6:18:00 PM

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama -- A man out on the Tennessee River in Limestone County ran into trouble when his boat overturned Friday morning. Sheriff's deputies were able to rescue him before he got hurt or worse. Responding to an emergency call, deputies

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LOCAL: Sheriff's Office rescues boater from river

News Courier

Date: 8/22/2014 5:55:00 PM

Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies today rescued a man whose boat overturned in the Tennessee River when he leaned over to grab a rod. Deputies arrived at the shore of Swan Creek Refuge off Dairy Road about 11 a.m. to find a man clinging to his

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Austin Peay State University Folk Art Collection gets donation from Karen Parr-Moody

Clarksville Online

Date: 8/22/2014 10:01:00 AM

“I really identified with going to my grandfather’s fishing camp every weekend on the Tennessee River,” she said. “It’s rustic and beautiful down there. The ‘Bikini Girl’ just reminded me of growing up and being a little girl.” Parr-Moody

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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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