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Weekly Road Construction Report


Date: 4/16/2014 4:30:00 PM

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 may have lane closures throughout the project area on weeknights to perform road

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State of affordable housing discussed for downtown Chattanooga


Date: 4/16/2014 11:28:00 AM

Primarily focusing on the city's urban overlay zone—the area consisting of neighborhoods between Missionary Ridge and the Tennessee River—the presentation was the latest signpost in a conversation regarding the city's affordable housing and what steps

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Bucket List Adventure: See Chattanooga's Rock City

TheSacramento Bee

Date: 4/16/2014 9:31:00 AM

You may be overcome with the impulse to shout to your fellow tourists, "I'm the king of the world!" _Racing down the Tennessee River aboard the Tennessee Aquarium's River Gorge Explorer, a zippy eco-cruise vessel that can do S-curves at 50 miles an hour

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Get on the Bus: The Bus Driver Tour Lands Back in Knoxville for Spring

Metro Pulse

Date: 4/16/2014 7:50:00 AM

It’s an odd enough name for a band (it comes from the group’s first tour together, back in 2011, in an old school bus) but it’s even odder this spring, as the trio has toured the South in a 45-foot boat, mostly along the Tennessee River and the

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Knoxville: City of Adventurous Tailgators

Metro Pulse

Date: 4/16/2014 7:50:00 AM

Columnist Brian Pedersen reports that “Volunteers fans don’t just use the Tennessee River to get to Neyland Stadium; they make it a floating party.” You see, we’ve taken tailgating to new frontiers—drinking beer and waiting for the football game

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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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