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Hodges: The sharpshooters of Raccoon Mountain

Times Free Press

Date: 7/26/2014 9:02:00 PM

The Alabamians ensconced on Raccoon Mountain in early October 1863 never forgot that shot, or their duty in the gorge of the Tennessee River. After Chickamauga, the besieged Union troops in Chattanooga depended on a supply base at Bridgeport, Ala

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Outdoor adventures: Noodlers go beneath the surface to do battle with monster catfish

Sauk Valley Media

Date: 7/25/2014 9:12:00 PM

COUNCE, Tenn. – To some, it probably looked like Coty Taylor, J.R. Sweat, Barry Jackson, and Will Harlow were just looking to cool off as they waded into the Tennessee River below Pickwick Landing Dam on a recent Saturday morning. But it soon became

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Body of missing swimmer found in Tennessee River

Date: 7/25/2014 3:12:00 PM

COUNCE, Tenn. -- After nearly three days of searching, the body of a missing swimmer has been recovered. According to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin, the body of Michael Sherron was found a little before 7 a.m. on Friday. Crews had been searching

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Hardin Fire Department recovers body of drowning victim

The Jackson Sun

Date: 7/25/2014 12:43:00 PM

The Hardin County Fire Department recovered the body of Michael Sherron, 35, this morning after he drowned Wednesday in the Tennessee River. Fire Chief Melvin Martin said the body was recovered at around 6:45 this morning. The Fire Department had several

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Another perfect start to the weekend


Date: 7/25/2014 7:42:00 AM

On Sunday, a deep trough will dig into the Ohio River Valley and Tennessee River Valleys. As a result, strong to severe thunderstorms will develop throughout the Ohio River Valley and eastern Great Lakes. By Sunday afternoon, a warm front will approach New

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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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