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Campbell County investigators searching Norris Lake marina

LOCAL8now

Date: 12/15/2014 7:06:00 PM

LaFollette, Tenn. (WVLT) --Campbell County investigators, LaFollette Search and Rescue, and TBI agents were seen searching for something at a Norris Lake marina over the weekend. Investigators would not comment on what they were searching for, but people

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Slushy Mix Sunday - 50 Degrees One Week From Today?

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Date: 12/5/2014 8:26:00 PM

Extremes for November ranged from a high of 60 degrees F at a number of locales on the 2nd, to a low of -25 degrees F at Camp Norris (Lake of the Woods County) on the 27th. [see: November 2014 Climate Summary Table] Snow depths across Minnesota vary from

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Alabama Bass Trail and BoatUS Team Up for Towing

News 8 KFMB

Date: 12/3/2014 1:01:00 AM

The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Weiss Lake and Lake Martin

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Murfreesboro Checkpoint: Police Caught Lying on Camera

Liberty Playbook

Date: 12/2/2014

The day after Thanksgiving, police checkpoints took place all around Tennessee, where they manufacture probable cause with false drug dog alerts, saying "I smell alcohol," etc. . . in order to force people into detainment. They also have a trailer nearby to strap people down and forcibly take their blood without their

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Woodlake recognized as “Best Golf Course”

Claiborne Progress

Date: 11/18/2014 12:31:00 PM

Woodlake Lodge, Golf & Country Club is a public course located in Tazewell, just off of the Cumberland Gap Parkway, on pristine Norris Lake. With its 18-hole championship course, tennis court, swimming pool and workout facility it has something for

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• River: Clinch River
• Surface Area: 34,200 Acres
• Shoreline: 809 Miles
• Length: 129 Miles
• Volume: 2,040,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,912 Square Miles
Norris Lake was created by the construction of Norris Dam in the mid-1930s. Norris Dam was the first major project for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which had been created in 1933 to bring economic development to the region and control the rampant flooding that had long plagued the Tennessee Valley. The dam was named in honor of Nebraska Senator George Norris (1861-1944), a longtime supporter of government-owned power in general, and supporter of TVA in particular. Norris Dam was completed and the gates closed on March 4, 1936, constructed at a cost of $36 million. The dam's first generator went online July 28, 1936.

The Clinch River flows southwestward for 300 miles from its headwaters in Virginia through the rugged, sparsely-populated hills of northeastern Tennessee before emptying into the Tennessee River near Kingston. Norris Dam is located at just over 79 miles upstream from the mouth of the Clinch, immediately downstream from the river's confluence with Cove Creek, which joins the river from the northwest. The reservoir includes parts of Anderson, Campbell, Union, Claiborne, and Grainger counties. Norris Reservoir spans a 73-mile stretch of the Clinch from the dam to River Ridge at the Claiborne-Grainger county line. The reservoir also covers the lower 56 miles of the Powell River, which empties into the Clinch 10 miles upstream from Norris Dam.

Norris Freeway, a section of U.S. Highway 441 widened in the 1930s to aide in dam construction, crosses the top of Norris Dam and connects the area to Interstate 75 at Lake City, Tennessee to the west and Knoxville to the south. Along with the reservation maintained by TVA for the operation of Norris Dam, most of the lower Norris Reservoir is surrounded by conservation lands, including Norris Dam State Park adjacent to the reservation, the Cove Creek Wildlife Management Area across the lake to the north, and the Chuck Swan State Forest, which protects a large undeveloped area a few miles upstream.
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