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Bridge and parkway back open after standoff by fireworks stand


Date: 4/20/2014 12:46:00 AM

A standoff on South Parkway near Hobbs Island Road caused the parkway and bridge over the Tennessee River to be closed. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, a man who lived in a mobile home next to the O Boy Fireworks Stand came out and began

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Adventure guide to don’t-miss moments in Chattanooga and Rock City


Date: 4/19/2014 9:53:00 AM

It’s 50 minutes of tranquility and total relaxation that ties harmoniously into a getaway to Rock City: Smooth-as-glass stones from North Chickamauga Creek and the Tennessee River are cooled and placed on key pressure points on the face to improve

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Inside Knoxville's Sustainability Efforts

Metro Pulse

Date: 4/18/2014 9:44:00 PM

Her big window looks over the Tennessee River, and the south shore, which has been a source of both inspiration and perplexity for the city in recent years. From a green point of view, the south side presents Knoxville’s most astonishing new assets

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PARIS TN: TRRA boosts funding for Holly Fork complex

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

Date: 4/18/2014 8:34:00 PM

The Henry County Tennessee River Resort Act (TRRA) Committee is going to help make some ongoing improvements at the Holly Fork Shooting Complex possible after agreeing during a Thursday meeting to up the funding for the range appreciably. The committee

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Fourth Annual Tucker’s Trek 5K And One-Mile Fun Run Is May 18


Date: 4/17/2014 10:02:00 PM

Medals will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers (male and female) The 5K course is certified and winds through the Baylor campus through the woods and along the Tennessee River. The event will begin and end at the newly dedicated Tucker Hunt

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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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