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Decatur mother's car stolen with child in backseat

WAAY-TV

Date: 10/22/2014 9:03:00 PM

Decatur Police officers and detectives started searching the area. The car was found driving northbound over the Tennessee River Bridge. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Patrick O'Neal Birt. Kaylin was found sitting in her car seat, unharmed

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178 Years Ago Today, Sam Houston Became The First President Of The Republic Of Texas

WesternJournalism

Date: 10/22/2014 11:02:00 AM

At age 16, after his father died, Sam Houston ran off to live with the Cherokee Indians on the Tennessee River. He was adopted by Chief Oolooteka and given the name “Raven.” Three years later, Houston returned to Knox County, Tennessee, and opened a

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Chattanooga Railroad Series: Shellmound To Whiteside To Wauhatchie

Chattanoogan

Date: 10/22/2014 10:32:00 AM

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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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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• 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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