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Groundbreaking held on new Smith Springs Community Center


Date: 2/17/2017 2:44:00 PM

(WKRN) – A groundbreaking was held Friday on the new community center in southeast Nashville. Some say the area of Smith Springs Road near Percy Priest Lake is under-served in Nashville and doesn’t get the attention it deserves, especially as it grows

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Nashville Boat and Fishing show impresses attendees

Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Date: 2/16/2017 10:24:00 AM

Let’s all hope we can see this keep getting better like in the good old days. Percy Priest lake has been a hot ticket this past week. My bunch has been catching limits of crappie pretty much every trip out. The fish are in a pre-spawn pattern and holding

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Longtime WGNS legend Jerry "Pee Wee" Brown passes away


Date: 2/15/2017 8:02:00 PM

Jerry had a "country music band" that played square dances every Saturday night for many years at the Old Marhaden School in the Percy Priest Lake area of Davidson County. He left WGNS in 1985 to give television a try. Later his vocal talents took him to

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Brentwood police look to raise cold, hard cash for Special Olympics in upcoming Polar Plunge

Date: 2/9/2017 8:33:00 PM

The event used to be held at Percy Priest Lake, and Hickey can still remember the feeling he got the first time he stood waiting for his team’s turn to enter the lake’s icy waters. “I’ll tell you right before I went in the water I thought

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Harber’s History: Long Hunter Park a premium asset

Daily News Journal

Date: 2/4/2017 8:28:00 PM

Jones Mill Trail in Bryant Grove is directed to the apex of Bald Knob and is a beautiful view of a 14,000-acre Percy Priest Lake, created from the impoundment of Stones River. Long Hunter Park is a jewel to be explored over time. I have been present at

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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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