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Fourth Annual Tucker’s Trek 5K And One-Mile Fun Run Is May 18


Date: 4/17/2014 10:02:00 PM

Medals will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers (male and female) The 5K course is certified and winds through the Baylor campus through the woods and along the Tennessee River. The event will begin and end at the newly dedicated Tucker Hunt

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KFD rescues man who fell off cliff


Date: 4/17/2014 8:33:00 AM

According to KFD Spokesman DJ Corcoran, the man and his friend had come to a lookout area near Cherokee Bluff overlooking the Tennessee River after finishing work at a west Knoxville restaurant. Corcoran says the man had been living in Florida so he had

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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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Tennessee coach leaves amid toxic dysfunction

Oklahoma News

Date: 4/16/2014 10:04:00 AM

It is time to test the Tennessee River water that flows past Knoxville, according to Yahoo Sports. Test it for toxic levels of dysfunction. Photo via Yahoo There is something in the water, or the soil – or, most likely, the people – at the University

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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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