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Civil War: The Untold Story on PBS beginning April 2014


Date: 4/22/2014 12:44:00 AM

Grant sees victory. On the night of April 6, 1862, Grant’s beleaguered army along the Tennessee River is reinforced. The next morning, Grant’s counterattack leads to victory. The defeated Confederate force of 40-thousand retreats south to Corinth

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Former coal site turned into park

Tri Cities

Date: 4/21/2014 7:27:00 PM

The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful were involved in the transformation for what is now the Stone Creek Outdoor Classroom and Community Park, according to a written statement

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'I died in that lake, but the Lord saw fit to bring me back'

The Jackson Sun

Date: 4/21/2014 6:14:00 PM

His accident in Pickwick Lake two years ago has shaped him and his faith even further. He saw the power of prayer in the days and weeks after he nearly drowned. His family says his demeanor has changed, and he says his preaching now comes more from the heart

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Meth lab found in vehicle following pursuit

Hartselle Enquirer

Date: 4/21/2014 6:00:00 PM

The vehicle failed to stop and led deputies on a pursuit across the Tennessee River into Madison County. The vehicle turned onto Hobbs Island Road and continued several miles into the Owens Crossroads community. After the suspect was arrested, deputies

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Morgan County deputies find meth lab in vehicle involved in chase across 2 counties Bloggers

Date: 4/21/2014 10:34:00 AM

Deputies say that Russell would not stop and led them on a pursuit across the Tennessee River into Madison County. According to deputies, Russell then turned onto Hobbs Island Road and into the Owens Crossroads area. When deputies were able to detain

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 43,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 308 Miles
• Length: 53 Miles
• Volume: 924,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 32,800 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 21 Feet
Pickwick Lake has often been called the best trophy smallmouth fishery in the country. This is due in large part to the numerous beneficial conditions of the river system and its location. The lake is situated at the southern boundary of habitable climate for smallmouth. This southern location allows for a longer growing year, which produces larger fish. Pickwick is also at the northern boundary for threadfin shad, the primary prey for smallies, and contains an abundance of them. Add the strong current of the Tennessee River to these two factors and it is easy to see why Pickwick bass are arguably the largest and strongest bronzebacks around.


Size and Depth - 47,500 acres and 53 miles long with a maximum depth of 59 feet.

Water Source - An impoundment of the Tennessee River, Pickwick Lake is defined by the Wilson Dam in the south Pickwick Landing Dam in the north. With a short exception near its inflows at Florence, the current primarily flows north.

Shoreline - 496 miles long. The shore is approximately 40 percent developed and is comprised of both privately-held land and Tennessee Valley Authority ownership. The remaining shoreline is undeveloped.

Bottom - Sand, gravel, bedrock, mud and muck. The main river channel is mostly bedrock and mud. In tailwater areas and coves, sand, gravel and muck bottoms are found.

Water - Moderately fertile water with a light green to brownish color. In the main river channel the water is lighter colored than the brownish color found in the backwater areas of coves and bays. Visible clarity is between 2 and 4 feet depending on location, rainfall and current.

Cover - There is little submerged vegetation and what is present is sporadically dispersed throughout the lake. The most common emergent plant is water willow, which can be found along the lakes shoreline and in bays and coves.
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