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REI opening this week on Papermill Drive

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 10/21/2014 12:18:00 AM

With its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and closer-to-home attractions including the Tennessee River and the Urban Wilderness, Knoxville already has a number of local businesses that cater to camping, hiking and paddling enthusiasts

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Tennessee River Gorge Trust opens Pot Point Cabin for family vacations, smaller groups

Times Free Press

Date: 10/20/2014 9:05:00 PM

Something new is happening at the historic Pot Point Cabin. Instead of hosting big groups, as it so often has, the log cabin is becoming a space for family vacationers and small groups of friends to stay. That's the hope. The Tennessee River Gorge Trust

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Federal regulators ending enhanced scrutiny at Browns Ferry

WHNT-TV

Date: 10/20/2014 2:31:00 PM

The increased oversight ended after a recent inspection. The NRC says it will continue monitoring and inspecting the plant’s overall improvement plan and safety culture. Browns Ferry is located on the Tennessee River near Athens

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H.S. FOOTBALL: In-depth look at possible new districts

usatodayhss.com

Date: 10/18/2014 2:42:00 PM

Twelve are in rural West Tennessee, and there are five more in Memphis. That leaves 40 teams east of the Tennessee River, and they could easily be divided into five or six regions, leaving two or three in the area. If there are two regions, the five

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Some 2,000 sturgeon released into French Broad River

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 10/18/2014 12:59:00 PM

I wanted to actually release one in the river, because it's our river. This is really cool." Once common in the upper Tennessee River waterways, the sturgeon population was decimated by habitat destruction and overfishing. By the 1960s, few survived

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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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