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Reserve123 Welcomes the Start of Autumn with Various Fall Activities

University Chronicle

Date: 9/22/2014 12:28:00 AM

Travelers spending time in the Southeast can opt for a Fall Eco Cruise in Chattanooga, Tennessee. These rides sail down the Tennessee River and provide stunning views of the foliage in the area. This is also a great option for spotting migratory bird

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Get Off The Couch: ‘Thriller’ Wine Over Water, Fair on tap

Times Free Press

Date: 9/21/2014 9:00:00 PM

I was going to compete, but then I found out the 2.4-mile Tennessee River swim will be down current (might as well float), the bike ride is only two loops of 56 miles each (pfft) and the run course is just 26.2 miles. After all that swimming and biking

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Our Neighborhoods: Area Bridge Names

The Knoxville Focus

Date: 9/21/2014 4:13:00 PM

His body was returned to Knoxville and buried in the Greenwood Cemetery on Tazewell Pike. The Buck Karnes Bridge is located over the Tennessee River and was once known as the UT Farm Bridge. Most of us think of the span as the “Alcoa Highway Bridge

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Traffic to begin flowing on new Marion bridge in November

Times Free Press

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

HALETOWN, Tenn. — Haletown resident Chris McNabb was born 53 years ago on the old U.S. Highway 41 bridge over the Tennessee River. "They were taking my mom to [Dr. J.G.] McMillian's clinic and the bridge scared her so bad she went into labor," McNabb

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TVA Economic Development Efforts Spur $5.9 Billion in Investments in FY 2012

News Channel 9

Date: 9/20/2014 4:51:00 PM

TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development. NEW YORK (AP

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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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