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1/29/2015
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First look inside Chattanooga's dilapidated river barge, amid threat of sinking

Times Free Press

Date: 1/30/2015 1:17:00 AM

A lot of people want the dilapidated Casey barge gone from the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga. Yet news that it might be sinking prompted a flurry of activity to keep it from going down. A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge held an emergency hearing

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Neal Hopes To Keep Momentum Rolling

BassFan

Date: 1/29/2015 9:20:00 PM

I’d say it’ll be just about the same.” Mind On Winning While some may pigeon hole him as a Tennessee River ledge ace, Neal feels like he’s building his skillset to suit a variety of fisheries. He showed that by earning a check in every Tour event a

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Work at Kentucky Dam lock hits milestone

Associated Press

Date: 1/29/2015 6:27:00 PM

The newspaper reports the size of the current lock coupled with the high traffic on the Tennessee River causes commercial tows to be delayed for seven to nine hours at times. Those rates are near the highest in the nation. "The new lock will eliminate

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Nearly 250 new signs going up downtown

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 1/29/2015 5:42:00 PM

The new signs cover the downtown area from the Tennessee River north to the intersection of Broadway and Jackson Avenue, and from 11th Street and World’s Fair Park east to civic coliseum. They will replace more than 400 existing signs. “We are reducing

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Weekly Road Construction Report

Chattanoogan

Date: 1/29/2015 12:25:00 PM

Estimated project completion date is August 2015. [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./JM/CNN294] U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mountain Road/Boulevard

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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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