South Holston Lake


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Accused police impersonator arrested again in VA for attempted abduction, impersonation


Date: 12/5/2018 1:51:00 PM

According to the sheriff's office, he intimidated juveniles swimming in South Holston lake while wearing a police badge and displaying a gun. Deputies later arrested him and found flashing red and blu

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Secrets of Big Creek revealed

Bristol Herald Courier

Date: 11/25/2018 3:30:00 AM

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Linda Kirk did not disappoint. The 65-year-old historian promised to reveal secrets from the bottom of South Holston Lake and make them relevant to what stands on Lavinder Lane in Bri

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MAP: Prescribed burns planned in Cherokee National Forest through November 30


Date: 11/24/2018 10:25:00 AM

Location: This burn is located in Sullivan County on the southeast side of South Holston Lake approximately 8.5 miles southeast of Bristol, TN and 11 miles northeast of Elizabethton, TN. Coordinates

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New Reciprocal South Holston Lake License Now Available

Date: 10/22/2018 5:00:00 PM

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries license agreement is now available which will allow the residents of Tennessee and Virginia more conven

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Bristol, Virginia, man charged with impersonation of police officer

Bristol Herald Courier

Date: 9/20/2018 7:30:00 PM

A Bristol, Virginia, man has been arrested after Sullivan County authorities say he impersonated a wildlife officer near South Holston Lake. Bobby Rachel, 73, has been charged with criminal impersonat

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• Length: 160 Miles
• Surface Area: 4,860 Acres
• Volume: 189,100 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 703 Square Miles
South Holston Lake is located near the cities of Abingdon, Virginia and Bristol, Virginia / Bristol, Tennessee and is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. South Holston offers quality fishing for black bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, sunfish, and catfish.The lake's shoreline offers anglers a good diversity of structure including rock bluffs, shale banks and flat clay points. For the anglers who prefer trolling, a good selection of open water structures, ranging from mud flats to river channel drop-offs to submerged islands, is available. There are also other recreational activities including the annual 4th of July fireworks display along with fishing contests and boat racing events in the summer.
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