South Holston Lake


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Local spotter Jeffrey provides eyes in the sky for Stewart


Date: 8/19/2016 1:35:00 PM

taking in the action at the track as a youngster in the 1960s to begin his NASCAR education and later living for a time at his family’s property on South Holston Lake. Today, Jeffrey is on the road 200-plus days a year as a member of the traveling NASCAR

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Explore outside 'The Oval'

Date: 8/19/2016 1:15:00 PM

Spanning about 25 miles into Virginia and Tennessee, South Holston Lake offers all kinds of fishing, swimming and boating. Explore the Ten-nessee shoreline at Observation Knob Park, just off State Route 44 in Tennessee. Other public facilities include an

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Two books out on homes and cars

Date: 8/18/2016 6:24:00 AM

The author roams to the Painter Place near what is now South Holston Lake and stops at the Carmack House at Middlebrook. Sorrell puts down to Piney Flats to visit Rocky Mount and the Wolfe House. His book also includes Long Shadows at Bluff City

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SCSO: Chilhowie, Va. man drowns at South Holston Lake

Date: 8/16/2016 1:06:00 PM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Courtesy of AP Graphics SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Sullivan County

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Chilhowie man drowns in South Holston Lake


Date: 8/16/2016 11:36:00 AM

On Saturday August 13, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office responded to a drowning on South Holston Lake. Bobby Jackson, 43, of Chilhowie, Virginia and his wife were swimming with some friends at Jacobs Creek Campground when she turned and saw him face

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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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