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Public to be allowed back inside Dale Hollow Dam for first time since 9/11; Corps to offer free tours next month

CELINA–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is planning to offer the public free guided tours of Dale Hollow Dam and Power Plant next month for the first time since visitation was restricted after September 11, 2001. Approximately 45 minutes in length, the tour is scheduled for September 7 beginning at 10 a.m. Tour […]

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Spring survey shows positive results after smallmouth kill; TWRA says larger, older fish “likely” affected most

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor DALE HOLLOW-Despite taking a hit during the fish kill of the summer of 2012, data from a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s (TWRA) recently released report showed the smallmouth bass population was still alive and well here on Dale Hollow Lake even though fishing results have been somewhat below anglers’ […]

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Fishing pressure explosion, summer tourneys cited as possible factors in fish kill

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor DALE HOLLOW-As reported last week, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) recently released their findings from an extensive investigation into what may have caused the die-off of some smallmouth bass here on Dale Hollow Lake during the summer of 2012. Adverse effects of the event have been evident this […]

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TWRA releases findings from extensive investigation into Dale Hollow smallmouth kill

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor DALE HOLLOW-Concerns about the health of the smallmouth bass population here on Dale Hollow Lake have been on the minds of anglers, marina operators, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) since all three witnessed last summer’s fish kill targeting the sought-after species the lake is well known for […]

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Willow Grove development failure explained in Cookeville newspaper

WILLOW GROVE-Details surrounding the failed LaGardena Resort project that three years ago was scheduled to bring nearly 2,000 jobs worth $52.6 million a year, along with a 400-room hotel, spa, golf course, equestrian center, convention facility, condos, and much more, here were recently revealed in the Cookeville Herald Citizen newspaper by reporter Laura Militana. Her […]

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Holiday washed out by nearly 6” of rain

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor DALE HOLLOW-Residents and visitors hoping to enjoy a long Fourth of July weekend here on the lake were met with monsoon conditions thanks to nearly six inches of rain falling over the four-day stretch swelling rivers and creeks, raising lake levels, and washing out what is normally the season’s […]

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Buoy removal ends Corps fishing restrictions at dams

CELINA-Bouys installed here above and below Dale Hollow Dam and others across the Cumberland River region restricting fishing access near the structures are being removed and anglers’ rights are being restored thanks to legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. The Freedom to Fish Act passed both houses of Congress and became law earlier this […]

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Cumberland Veterinary Service adds new veterinarian

CELINA-Dr. John Donaldson of Cumberland Veterinary Service here recently welcomed a new veterinarian to his staff. Alpine, TN native and recent University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) Benton Jay (B.J) Todd is currently working here at the mixed animal practice that has an emphasis on large animals. Dr. Todd said he was “glad […]

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Fishing Rodeo introduces outdoors to hundreds of local and area youth

CELINA-A total of 2,000 nine inch rainbow and brook trout , along with over a dozen large display fish weighing up to five pounds, were released here in the creek below the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery recently for the 16th Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo and over 200 children were on hand to enjoy the […]

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Dale Hollow Lake featured in new tourism commercials

DALE HOLLOW LAKE-New television commercials promoting Upper Cumberland Tourism will soon feature the lake here after video and photography by Kelly’s Productions of Symrna, TN is edited and produced for broadcast. Commissioned by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and guided by volunteer Roger Roberts, the film crew of Justin and Hannah Kelly worked on […]

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Senator Lamar Alexander’s reach paying off locally: Hatchery open; restrictions at dam on hold

By THOMAS P. WEAVER, HORIZON Editor CELINA-It’s not often news from Washington hits home in a small town like it has here lately, but  U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander has made sure he’s kept his finger on issues facing the local community and his due diligence has paid off. Since news broke regarding the possible closure […]

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TVA agrees to fund trout hatchery operations for the next three years

CELINA-The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Nashville office was the site for a news conference where U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, and officials from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, TWRA, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced a new agreement Friday to continue popular trout stocking programs in the Tennessee […]

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Senate unanimously passes Alexander 2-year ban on Corps fishing restrictions

WASHINGTON-Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced last week that the U.S. Senate passed his legislation that would immediately ban the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing fishing restrictions for two years, the second time in as many days senators have supported “the freedom to fish below publicly owned dams on the Cumberland River.” The action […]

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