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60-year-old bridge to be replaced soon


Date: 2/11/2015 3:04:00 PM

But a new bridge is almost ready to take over. The Avens Bridge on route 670 crossing South Holston Lake will be open to traffic sometime in the next two weeks. Crews have been working on the project since August of 2013. As the new bridge opens there will

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New Avens bridge to open to traffic this month

Date: 2/11/2015 2:07:00 PM

BRISTO, TN – In the next few weeks, construction of the new Route 670 Avens Bridge located over South Holston Lake in Washington County will be complete and traffic will move from the old bridge to the new. Motorists should be alert to traffic pattern

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Great Backyard Bird Count invites community to be ‘citizen scientists’

Tri Cities

Date: 2/8/2015 8:00:00 AM

In Tennessee, Susan Hubley and Tom McNeil were among the birders reporting interesting birds — including long-tailed ducks — from such locations as the boat launch along Route 421 at South Holston Lake. I’ve taken part in the GBBC for the past 18 years

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Holston Mountain Snow

Tri Cities

Date: 1/17/2015 12:05:00 AM

Holston Mountain shows off the recent snow and ice that has collected over the past couple of days during January. South Holston lake levels are low for the winter. Proudly serving Southwest VA & Eastern TN; Our main office is located in Damascus

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Only 3 dare to take the annual Polar Plunge at Sportsmans Marina

Tri Cities

Date: 1/10/2015 6:30:00 PM

Three men stripped to their skivvies Saturday at noon to wade into the frigid waters of South Holston Lake for the Polar Plunge. The arctic dip was brief, as the air temperature hovered around 21 degrees and the water temperature was 37.5 degrees

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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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