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Inside Knoxville's Sustainability Efforts

Metro Pulse

Date: 4/18/2014 9:44:00 PM

Her big window looks over the Tennessee River, and the south shore, which has been a source of both inspiration and perplexity for the city in recent years. From a green point of view, the south side presents Knoxville’s most astonishing new assets

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PARIS TN: TRRA boosts funding for Holly Fork complex

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

Date: 4/18/2014 8:34:00 PM

The Henry County Tennessee River Resort Act (TRRA) Committee is going to help make some ongoing improvements at the Holly Fork Shooting Complex possible after agreeing during a Thursday meeting to up the funding for the range appreciably. The committee

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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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• 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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