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10/21/2014
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Report: Stolen car had baby aboard

Decatur Daily

Date: 10/22/2014 12:36:00 AM

After pulling him over crossing the Tennessee River on Monday night, police arrested Patrick O'Neal Birt, 36, 301 Seventh Ave. N.W., on a charge of first-degree theft. It was his second arrest for car theft this year

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TVA: Safety commitment made at Browns Ferry

WRBL

Date: 10/21/2014 11:49:00 PM

Browns Ferry is the largest of TVA's three nuclear power plants. It's located on the Tennessee River near Athens. A Meriwether County man is accused of stabbing his wife to death after they became lost near Montgomery on Interstate 65 Thursday, Lowndes

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Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press

WAAY-TV

Date: 10/21/2014 11:46:00 PM

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says a commitment to safety is behind improvements at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant on the Tennessee River near Athens. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is ending years of intensive oversight at the

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BlueCross' land along Tennessee River has potential buyer

Times Free Press

Date: 10/21/2014 9:07:00 PM

An Augusta, Ga., company is eyeing the purchase of one of the biggest remaining undeveloped tracts along the Tennessee River in Chattanooga with plans to put up mixed-use housing on the 216-acre tract. Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial has a contract on the

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Chattanooga Railroad Series: Shellmound To Whiteside To Wauhatchie

Chattanoogan

Date: 10/21/2014 4:52:00 PM

The Nashville line crossed the Tennessee River at Bridgeport, then went along the south bank of the Tennessee River toward South Pittsburg. It then passed by the old Nickajack Cave that long sheltered Native Americans as well as the early settlers

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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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