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UTC's Challenger STEM Learning Center marks 20 years

Times Free Press

Date: 1/28/2015 12:05:00 AM

"Tennessee River in Crisis" In Chattanooga, students on field trips simulate one of three two-hour-long missions: orbiting earth to study Halley's Comet, scouting the moon's surface for prime sites to establish human colonies, and traveling to Mars in 2076

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State Reps To Appear At Sequoyah County Meeting About Proposed High-Voltage Line

5 News

Date: 1/27/2015 9:28:00 AM

The $2 billion, 700-mile line would take power from northwest Oklahoma to service the Tennessee River Valley area. Although the line is set to stretch through Oklahoma and Arkansas, it has no practical benefit for those states, according to Clean Line

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Robert Booker: Gay Street Bridge has pontoon roots

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 1/27/2015 12:09:00 AM

According to one of our most inclusive and respected local history books, "Heart of the Valley: A History of Knoxville, Tennessee," published in 1976, one of the early efforts in having a bridge across the Tennessee River was a pontoon bridge built by the

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Floating Classroom Spurs Clean-up in Shoals

Courier Journal

Date: 1/26/2015 10:27:00 PM

SHOALS - There’s going to be a lot of trash talk along the Tennessee River this spring. Illinois-based Living Lands and Water, will head down the river in April for a 22-day journey to collect trash and promote conservation of the waterway. The non

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Media Advisory: Media invited to witness Kentucky Lock Addition Project milestone

United States Army

Date: 1/26/2015 2:02:00 PM

The zip code is 42045. Directions from Paducah: From the west (Paducah), take the first right off of Highway 62 after crossing the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam onto old Powerhouse Access Road. Go approximately one quarter mile to blinking stoplight

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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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