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Search continues for body of Hardin County drowning victim

Date: 7/24/2014 8:03:00 PM

Fire Chief and EMA Director, Melvin Martin said Sherron drowned late Wednesday afternoon in the Tennessee River while swimming with a friend. Officials said during the day, currents increase because of a nearby generator from a power plant. "The currents

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Weekly Road Construction Report


Date: 7/24/2014 7:01:00 PM

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: 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): Weather permitting, the contractor

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"The Misadventures of Catfish and Cutbait:" Weekly visit to "Fishing Americana"


Date: 7/24/2014 4:20:00 PM

These are two real characters, with a little southern levity thrown in. However, if you would ever like to meet these two celebrities of the Tennessee River, come on a camping trip with this writer. They have given me the equally impressive nickname

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Search to resume for missing swimmer

Date: 7/24/2014 2:02:00 PM

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. - Efforts to locate a missing swimmer in the Tennessee River in Hardin County were suspended late Wednesday night. According to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin, they were called to the area near the dam around 3:20 p.m

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TVCC has cool weekend with 'Little T'

Times Free Press

Date: 7/24/2014 1:20:00 AM

Such was the case with several members of the Tennessee Valley Canoe Club recently. Taking to the cool waters of the Little Tennessee River just north of Franklin, N.C., over the Fourth of July weekend, the group paddled more than 26 miles in three days to

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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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