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Civil War: The Untold Story on PBS beginning April 2014


Date: 4/22/2014 12:44:00 AM

Grant sees victory. On the night of April 6, 1862, Grant’s beleaguered army along the Tennessee River is reinforced. The next morning, Grant’s counterattack leads to victory. The defeated Confederate force of 40-thousand retreats south to Corinth

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Former coal site turned into park

Tri Cities

Date: 4/21/2014 7:27:00 PM

The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful were involved in the transformation for what is now the Stone Creek Outdoor Classroom and Community Park, according to a written statement

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Meth lab found in vehicle following pursuit

Hartselle Enquirer

Date: 4/21/2014 6:00:00 PM

The vehicle failed to stop and led deputies on a pursuit across the Tennessee River into Madison County. The vehicle turned onto Hobbs Island Road and continued several miles into the Owens Crossroads community. After the suspect was arrested, deputies

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Morgan County deputies find meth lab in vehicle involved in chase across 2 counties Bloggers

Date: 4/21/2014 10:34:00 AM

Deputies say that Russell would not stop and led them on a pursuit across the Tennessee River into Madison County. According to deputies, Russell then turned onto Hobbs Island Road and into the Owens Crossroads area. When deputies were able to detain

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MESS to host Earth Week activities at MSU

Murray Ledger & Times

Date: 4/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Trevathan is the author of several books, including “Liminal Zones: Where Lakes End and Rivers Begin,” Paddling The Tennessee River: A Voyage On Easy Water” and “Coldhearted River: A Canoe Odyssey Down the Cumberland.” His presentation was titled

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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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