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Margaritaville Hotel owner pulls the plug: 'Best thing we can do is preserve cash'

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Date: 3/24/2020 1:29:00 PM

Darby Campbell opened a $70 million Margaritaville Hotel five months ago. After bookings vanished, he shut it down and laid off 111 of 118 employees — and drained the swimming pool. "Anything we can

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Chattanooga Firefighters Fill The Boot For MDA

Date: 3/15/2020 5:00:00 PM

They also help send local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Widjiwagan, located in South Nashville on Percy Priest Lake – all at no cost to their families

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S.O.A.R. Has 1st Annual Fundraising Event With Birds Of Prey

Date: 3/10/2020 5:00:00 PM

Save Our American Raptors announced its first annual fundraising event on March 17. Organizers said, "We are spreading awareness for our planet so you too can be green on St. Patrick’s Day

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Purple Martins Return To Tennessee

Date: 3/3/2020 4:14:00 PM

The new 2020-21 licenses went on sale Feb. 18, and are valid through February 2021. Licenses are ... (click for more) A Rutherford County man and his two sons found themselves in a distressed

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Boat Capsized--Family Survives Cold Lake!


Date: 3/1/2020 7:38:00 AM

(Percy Priest Lake) A Rutherford County man and his two sons were rescued from the cold waters of Percy Priest Lake Saturday (2/29/2020) night after their boat capsized. Wind and waves suddenly arose

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• River: Stones River
• Length: 213 Miles
• Surface Area: 14,200 Acres
• Volume: 202,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 892 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 29 Feet
Percy Priest Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by J. Percy Priest Dam, located about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The lake and dam are named for Congressman Percy Priest.The dam project was first authorized by an act of Congress approved on July 2, 1958. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project was completed in 1967.

The Natural Resource Management Office maintains three campgrounds, eleven day-use/picnic areas, and twelve boat launching ramps. There are also six marinas located on the lake.
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