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Blog: Rowing Tackles Head of the Hooch

Clemson Tigers

Date: 10/31/2014 10:03:00 PM

Regardless, we made due and had a very productive practice. All four boats, two varsity eights, a novice eight and a varsity four made the loops around the course on the Tennessee River. After practice we returned to the hotel for team dinner and meetings

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Bloody Hell - Halloween Special


Date: 10/31/2014 3:17:00 PM

From the 2003 CD, Mayor of the Tennessee River. Artist David Greenberger of Duplex Planet has been collecting the thoughts, memories and stories from elderly Americans for more than a quarter century. "The Bleeding Man” From birth, a young Native

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Head of the Hooch Ready to Go Despite Cold and Windy Forecast

News Channel 9

Date: 10/31/2014 10:08:00 AM

On Saturday and Sunday, more than 7,000 people from dozens of states will saddle up and race three miles down the Tennessee River. "Its a race against the clock," said Martin, "who ever gets the fastest time is the best." But the cold temperatures and more

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Cost of new lock rises as old lock at Chickamauga Dam is repaired

Times Free Press

Date: 10/31/2014 12:31:00 AM

“The shut down of the Chickamauga Lock is a real hardship for river shipments on upper part of the Tennessee River, but hopefully this will be a wake up call for the Corps and Congress to do more to make sure the new replacement lock is funded and can be

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Chuck 'no new taxes' Fleischmann has helped double our lock tab

Times Free Press

Date: 10/31/2014 12:25:00 AM

Now a gate failure at the Chickamauga lock will shut down river goods passage on 318 miles of the 652-mile-long Tennessee River -- for what's hoped will only be three weeks. It's the harbinger of problems we've known about for years: The aging lock has

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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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