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Results From Golf League Play and Upcoming Tournaments Around Polk (August 20)

The Ledger

Date: 8/19/2014 10:40:00 PM

Results from golf league play around Polk County through Aug. 18 with format, date, event and winners by flight or class in alphabetical order. Big Cypress 18-Hole Ladies Association, Aug. 12: Patti Kelly/Anne Merritt/Barb Fatzinger/Dorothy D'Ambrosio and

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OUTDOORS: Bass Trailer Series to offer more money in 2015

Cullman Times

Date: 8/18/2014 2:30:00 PM

The 2014 season of the Alabama Bass Trail isn’t even officially over yet, with the Championship to be held on Smith Lake in October. But, one might say that the 2015 season is in full swing already. The Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series announced

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Off-grid solar system brings energy transition to Alabama steel company

pv-magazine.com

Date: 8/18/2014 12:08:00 PM

Apel Steel Corporation, which is based in Cullman, Alabama, employed local solar EPC company ACE, LLC Solar to construct for them a 340 kWh PV system designed to generate 470,213 kWh of AC solar power a year – meeting 98% of the firm’s energy needs in

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ALABAMA STEEL MANUFACTURING COMPANY EMBRACES THE FUTURE AND GOES OFF-GRID

Renewable Energy World

Date: 8/18/2014 11:44:00 AM

Youngstown, Ohio. August 18, 2014 Facing rising energy costs and increased power demand from their steel manufacturing and fabrication plants, Apel Steel Corporation in Cullman, Alabama contracted ACE, LLC SOLAR to move them off-grid with a PV solar power

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Slight increase in unemployment doesn’t spell decline

Cullman Times

Date: 8/16/2014 3:23:00 AM

“We have Smith Lake and other summer activities, and we certainly get some spinoff from that,” he said. “But we’re very lucky that we get a lot of off season traffic there

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Surface Area: 21,200 Acres
• Shoreline: 500 Miles
• Length: 35 Miles
• Volume: 1,670,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 944 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 66 Feet
Lewis Smith Lake (or Smith Lake) is located in North-Central Alabama about 20 miles northwest of Birmingham in state of Alabama (U.S.) counties of Cullman, Walker and Winston. The 300-foot high dam, completed in 1961 by Alabama Power Company, impounds the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River to form the lake. Smith Lake has a surface area of 21,200 acres, 500 miles of shoreline, a watershed area of 944 square miles, a retention time of 435 days, and a maximum depth of 264 feet. The western side of the lake's watershed is crowned by the 180,000-acre Bankhead National Forest, which blankets the deeply dissected southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, Alabama's only Wild and Scenic River, flows through the Bankhead National Forest. The Sipsey Wilderness, Land of a Thousand Waterfalls, lies within the Bankhead National Forest and is home to Alabama's largest tree, a tulip poplar with a 21-foot circumference at its base.
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