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On This Day In Alabama History: Construction Began On The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Date: 5/25/2017 1:00:00 AM

Commonly known as the Tenn-Tom, the 234-mile waterway connects the Tennessee and Tombigbee rivers, allowing commercial navigation from the nation’s midsection to the Gulf of Mexico. Construction of the Tenn-Tom required the excavation of 310 million

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Summer help available for kids with behavior issues

Gainesville Sun

Date: 5/22/2017 7:53:00 AM

Interface youth shelters are operated by CDS in Gainesville, Lake City and Palatka. They provide residential counseling to children for a night or two in emergency situations or three to five weeks, depending on the skills a child needs to increase their

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Tenn-Tom is more than meets the eye

The Dispatch

Date: 5/20/2017 8:33:00 PM

Guests gather during a barge tour on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway on Friday. The tour was to emphasize the waterway as an economic powerhouse For many, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is something you drive over when on Highway 82 in Columbus or

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Video: Mississippi Leaders Take a Ride Down the Tennessee Tombigbee


Date: 5/19/2017 5:20:00 PM

(WCBI) – Lawmakers and business leaders take a ride down the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway on Friday. The Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Authority hosted the tour in Lowndes County this morning. An Army Corps of Engineers barge gave the group a first

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Donald Trump tells the Coast Guard life can be hard

Date: 5/17/2017 3:19:00 PM

So earlier this morning Donald Trump spoke at the Coast Guard commencement. It seemed to be going pretty well. Whoever wrote the speech did a solid job. He was rolling along. Applause here, applause there. And then … “Now I want to take this

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Gainesville Reservoir is a run-of-the-river reservoir on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Gainesville Reservoir is located off I-59 in west central Alabama between Meridian, Mississippi, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Howell Heflin Lock and Dam impounds the Tombigbee River 8 miles north of Epes, Alabama. The 6,400-acre lake is just east of Gainesville, Alabama. The reservoir's primary uses include navigation, flood control, and recreation. Recreation opportunities include camping, hunting and boating. Ten areas allow public use and bank fishing with eight areas having boating access.
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