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9/11/2014
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9/9/2014 9:15:00 PM
Tullahoma News
A sophomore student at Franklin County High School drowned in Tims Ford Lake Sunday afternoon while on an outing with some friends. He was identified as Jesse Lee Barnes, 14, of Powell Street in Decherd. He was the son of the late Jimmy Barnes and Terenda…

9/9/2014 7:07:00 AM
The Herald Chronicle
A 14-year-old Franklin County High School sophomore drowned Sunday evening in a swimming accident at Tims Ford Lake. He was identified as Jessie Barnes. A group of teenagers was swimming before 5 p.m. at Kitchen Hollow in the Harmony community, just off…

9/8/2014 12:05:00 PM
WSMV
A 14-year-old boy drowned Sunday while swimming with friends on Tims Ford Lake. According to law enforcement officials, Jessie Barns was swinging from a rope into the lake when he went under and didn't resurface…

9/8/2014 6:12:00 AM
WIS-TV
A 14-year-old boy drowned Sunday while swimming with friends on Tims Ford Lake. According to law enforcement officials, Jessie Barns was swinging from a rope into the lake when he went under and didn't resurface. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State…

9/7/2014 5:01:00 PM
ON YOUR SIDE
FRANKLIN CO., Tenn. – A teenager drowned in Tims Ford Lake Sunday. 14-year-old Jesse Barnes died after swinging on a rope swing. The Franklin County sheriff’s department said Barnes swung into the water and started to struggle. Friends tried to save…

9/2/2014 1:40:00 PM
Tullahoma News
The Labor Day holiday was a deadly one on area roadways, with three separate traffic accidents claiming three lives, and one man drowning in a tubing accident on Tims Ford Lake, according to authorities. Those killed in the wrecks were identified by the…

9/2/2014 1:40:00 PM
Tullahoma News
The Labor Day holiday was a deadly one on area roadways, with three separate traffic accidents claiming three lives, and one man drowning in a tubing accident on Tims Ford Lake, according to authorities. Those killed in the wrecks were identified by the…

9/1/2014 8:35:00 AM
News Channel 9
A Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency spokesman says Craig Caldwell wasn't wearing a life jacket when he was thrown from the tube. He was being pulled by a boat along Tims Ford Lake that his family and children were riding in…

8/31/2014 5:29:00 PM
The Herald Chronicle
A 42-year-old Grundy County man drowned Saturday while tubing in Tims Ford Lake. Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Craig Caldwell, of Palmer, drowned around 3 p.m. in the lake,. Caldwell reportedly was tubing on the lake…

8/31/2014 1:18:00 PM
News Channel 9
A Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency spokesman says Craig Caldwell wasn't wearing a life jacket when he was thrown from the tube. He was being pulled by a boat along Tims Ford Lake that his family and children were riding in…

8/31/2014 8:39:00 AM
WRCB 3 Chattanooga
Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency say Craig Caldwell of Palmer, TN, was out on Tims Ford Lake, tubing with family. Officials say Caldwell fell into the water and drowned. He was not wearing a lifejacket. Officials say alcohol was not…

8/31/2014 5:03:00 AM
WSMV
Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency say Craig Caldwell of Palmer, TN, was out on Tims Ford Lake, tubing with family. Officials say Caldwell fell into the water and drowned. He was not wearing a lifejacket. Officials say alcohol was not…

8/30/2014 7:03:00 PM
ON YOUR SIDE
Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Craig Caldwell, of Palmer, drowned around 3 p.m. in Tims Ford Lake. Caldwell reportedly was tubing on the lake, when he fell off into the water. About 30 minutes later, crews arrived on the scene…

8/22/2014 2:46:00 AM
The Herald Chronicle
Partin said he also has concerns about the runoff getting into Wagner Creek, which follows into Sharp Springs Creek, which drains into Tims Ford Lake. “We are worried about our health at this point,” Partin said. “When a sewage drain overflows it…

8/2/2014 10:04:00 AM
Tullahoma News
The Tims Ford Lake is considered one of the most picturesque lakes in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast. There are seven miles of paved biking/hiking trails that connect all the major areas of…

7/22/2014 1:27:00 PM
The Herald Chronicle
A road leading to the edge of Tims Ford Lake has also led to a pronounced movement by area residents to get county government to widen and improve it. Fred and Kathy Galanga held a special meeting Thursday evening at their home to discuss the issues with…

7/19/2014 11:31:00 PM
Shelbyville Times-Gazette
My dad has been a dentist in Shelbyville for over 30 years. My mom, Vicki Bean and my stepdad, Bryan, live in Winchester, on Tims Ford Lake. My twin sister, Suzanne, and her husband, Chris, live in Nolensville. I am a proud aunt who gets to spoil my nephew…

7/9/2014 5:51:00 AM
Al.com
What are some other random places you've performed? Lawson: Actually, one time up at our lake house at Tims Ford Lake, we had our grandfather's 75 th birthday party. We just set up and started playing by the lake house and people would come up and park…

7/1/2014 9:23:00 PM
The Tennessean
Christopher Dowdle was 21 at the time of his death in 2000 when he and one of his closest friends drowned at Tims Ford Lake. Both young men were UT seniors and active members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Nylander graduates: Andres Nylander of Brentwood…

6/26/2014 5:59:00 AM
The Herald Chronicle
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) created the lake in the late 1960’s with the construction of the Tims Ford Dam, which is located in Franklin County. The dam is 175 feet high and stretches 1,580 feet across the Elk River. The water level rises an…

6/24/2014 4:11:00 AM
The Herald Chronicle
The Franklin County Rescue Squad has received a new piece of equipment emergency responders are hoping will make a difference in how fast they can get to victims at Tims Ford Lake. Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart, Sheriff Tim Fuller and Rescue Squad…

6/3/2014 10:01:00 AM
The Herald Chronicle
Tims Ford State Park, located alongside Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County, is among the top 100 familyfriendly boating and fishing destinations in the United States, according to a recent nationwide vote. The other two Tennessee State Parks on the list…

5/22/2014 4:57:00 PM
Tullahoma News
However, as is standard procedure in fatal wrecks Fraley requested that tests be conducted. The two men reportedly were on their way to Tims Ford Lake at the time of the accident. Speed may have been a contributing factor, according to Fraley, but the…

5/22/2014 4:57:00 PM
Tullahoma News
However, as is standard procedure in fatal wrecks Fraley requested that tests be conducted. The two men reportedly were on their way to Tims Ford Lake at the time of the accident. Speed may have been a contributing factor, according to Fraley, but the…

4/29/2014 4:49:00 PM
The Herald Chronicle
Homes were destroyed in the Harmony, Pleasant Ridge and Broadview communities. A funnel passed over Tims Ford Lake and did minor damage in Coffee County. The tornado that hit the area was a reported F4 in strength. Eleven people were killed and 20 injured…

4/28/2014 6:52:00 PM
Lalate
Locations impacted include… Winchester…Lynchburg…Decherd…Estill Springs…Tims Ford Lake… Hurdlow…Marble Hill…Arnold AFB…Oak Grove and Harmony.” For continuing coverage of all tornado activity today click HERE…

4/28/2014 4:24:00 PM
Tullahoma News
Homes were destroyed in the Harmony, Pleasant Ridge and Broadview communities. A funnel passed over Tims Ford Lake and did minor damage in Coffee County. The tornado that hit the area was a reported F4 in strength. Eleven people were killed and 20 injured…

3/25/2014 12:59:00 PM
Grundy County Herald
The Tracker Boating Center in Winchester and the GCHS Bass Team played hosts to the High School Challenge Saturday on Tims Ford Lake. Eighteen boats from three high schools took to the water to see who could bring in the heaviest sack of five bass…

3/20/2014 1:15:00 AM
Shreveport Times
Visit tnbassmasters.com. April 4-6. Reel Men of God Spring Bass Tournament, Tims Ford Lake. Visit reelmenofgod.com. April 5. Stones River Relay, run-bike-paddle 22 miles across Cannon County, ages 6-older. Call Faith Bogle 615-684-4511 or visit…

3/15/2014 7:38:00 AM
The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
I landed a 9.9 lb striper there in April of '13. There's also a public launch right there that's handy. Also, there are some big walleye in the lake that are always fun. If you want a guide, Jake Davis is great and will put you on fish…

3/14/2014 1:00:00 AM
The Tennessean
I would love to take the 2.5-mile hike along the Lost Creek Overlook Trail at Tims Ford State Park, which features two of the longest suspension bridges in the state, along with gorgeous views of Tims Ford Lake. There also is a beautiful 3.5…

2/26/2014 8:22:00 PM
WRCB 3 Chattanooga
WINCHESTER, TN (WRCB) - The Grundy County High School Bass Fishing Team and Tracker ... The tournament is open to all SAF registered teams who have their current SAF membership to meet insurance requirements. Plaques will be awarded to the first four…

2/8/2014 9:12:28 PM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Officials in Winchester, Tenn., are reviving a decades-old plan for a city-owned marina on Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County. The multimillion-dollar marina will have at least 100 boat slips, a restaurant, fuel dock and retail stores on the easternmost end…

2/8/2014 9:02:46 PM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Officials in Winchester, Tenn., are reviving a decades-old plan for a city-owned marina on Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County. The multimillion-dollar marina will have at least 100 boat slips, a restaurant, fuel dock and retail stores on the easternmost end…

2/8/2014 9:02:00 PM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Officials in Winchester, Tenn., are reviving a decades-old plan for a city-owned marina on Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County. The multimillion-dollar marina will have at least 100 boat slips, a restaurant, fuel dock and retail stores on the easternmost end…

12/29/2013 5:18:00 PM
Augusta Chronicle
Heavy summer rains frustrated farmers and event planners in record-setting fashion in 2013. Augusta had its wettest June in history with 10.78 inches, and rainfall through July and August gave the area its third highest total ever over those…

12/22/2013 6:16:00 PM
WRDW-TV
The Greenville News reports the Savannah River Site near Aiken will start receiving convoys of the highly radioactive liquid waste containing weapons-grade uranium sometime next year. The waste comes from the Chalk River Laboratories in Canada. It was part…

12/22/2013 7:00:00 AM
Tullahoma News
Tims Ford Dam underwent an intensive “health check” Wednesday by several engineers and other personnel from the Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga. The inspection involves core sampling and seismic load testing, and similar inspections will…

12/13/2013 8:41:40 AM
48 News
Authorities in Franklin County, Tennessee are searching for a killer after they said a passing motorist found a partially burned human body. Authorities said the driver saw what at first appeared to be a grass fire along a road near the Awalt Bridge at…

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