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Duo canoeing 1,000 miles to raise money for American Diabetes Association

WHNT-TV

Date: 7/22/2014 11:01:00 PM

Nolan McClelland explains, “It’s really, really just soothing to be out there.” Nolan and Pete Stadalsky have spent the last 28 days on the Tennessee River. They are on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, by canoe. “We got swamped with rain quite a

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Songwriters join Darryl Worley at Bumpus Harley-Davidson

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/22/2014 7:56:00 PM

Tuesday's event and others held in Memphis and Murfreesboro before the Tennessee River Run raise more than $120,000 annually for the charity. Through six albums and 20 hit singles, Worley has produced a wide-ranging catalog in contemporary music

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Off Alabama’s Beaten Path, Tribute to a Native American’s Journey Home

New York Times

Date: 7/22/2014 6:03:00 PM

According to family lore, soon after Te-lah-nay was born, her grandmother placed her umbilical cord in the Tennessee River, making the river her sister. That connection, along with her dreams, Mr. Hendrix said, lured her home. Musicians recording in nearby

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Local briefs: Man charged with assault after standoff

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/21/2014 9:08:00 PM

The songwriters' event precedes the 13th anniversary celebration of Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run, with a concert planned Aug. 9 in Savannah. The 2014 Tennessee River Run also includes a golf tournament, bass tournament, motorcycle ride, boat poker

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Zip lines? Riverfront shopping? Gun range? Huntsville wants you to rate Ditto Landing ideas

Al.com

Date: 7/21/2014 12:12:00 PM

The June 24 brainstorming session yielded dozens of ideas for helping draw more people to the underused, 572-acre public park on the Tennessee River. Suggestions included an amphitheater for outdoor concerts, more greenways, a golf course, zip lines

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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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