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Kennedy: Trend alert: Downtown downsizing

Times Free Press

Date: 9/17/2014 9:21:00 PM

Sheesh. The Lynches traded a four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home on Wood Nymph Trail on Lookout for an apartment at Walnut Commons, a complex at 212 Walnut St. with expansive views of the Tennessee River and the iconic Walnut Street Bridge. In more

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U.S. TVA draws down reservoir for dam safety seismic study of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam

Date: 9/17/2014 4:53:00 PM

The south embankment is about 4,000 feet long. TVA said last year it averted more than $800 million in flood damages to communities along the Tennessee River and its tributaries through its dam management programs in January 2013

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Second explosion of old bridge set back one day

Date: 9/17/2014 12:53:00 PM

Just like the first blast, KYTC will be blocking a lane on the New U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge for the public to view the explosion

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HottyToddy Hometown: Florence, Alabama

Date: 9/17/2014 9:41:00 AM

This is southern living at its best. This is how life is supposed to be. From the houses on the bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River to the beautiful and historic homes in the city’s downtown area, life in Florence is full of beauty. Whether you’re

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Hundreds gather to watch old bridge demolition

Associated Press

Date: 9/17/2014 1:44:00 AM

LEDBETTER, Ky. (AP) -- Part of an old bridge in western Kentucky has been knocked into the Tennessee River as crews work to bring the span down. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says about 500 people gathered Tuesday to watch the detonation from a

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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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