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Summer down time: Local youth take their sports and leisure seriously

Cullman Times

Date: 7/22/2014 7:17:00 AM

“Hammocking” is a relatively new term for an old pastime. “We go hammocking at Catoma Falls, Welti Falls and Smith Lake,” Gray said. “Basically, if you have two trees you can hammock,” he added with a laugh. Sturdier than the old rope or canvas

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Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy Grand Opening

Date: 7/16/2014

The Grand Opening for the new Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy by Whitewater Express is Saturday July 19th in Phenix City, Alabama next to the 13th Street Bridge. Come out and enjoy the water with FREE ROLL CLINICS, 50% off STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) BOARD CLINICS, and KAYAK CLINICS. Also receive $150 of any KAYAK and $100 off any

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FYI Voters: Things to know about Tuesday's Alabama runoff election

Cullman Times

Date: 7/14/2014 1:26:00 PM

CULLMAN — Alabama voters go to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election that has more contested races on the Republican ballot than the Democratic ballot. Here are five things to know about participating: VOTING HOURS: Polling places will be open from 7 a

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City parks and recreation offering plenty of summer activities for area seniors

Cullman Times

Date: 7/14/2014 8:09:00 AM

Bring a friend or come and make some new ones at the Donald E. Green Senior Center. 256-734-4803, 1625 Cleveland Ave. SW, Cullman, Alabama Visit them online at and click Donald E. Green Senior Center

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Nashville couple's dogs missing after Alabama crash


Date: 7/5/2014 6:33:00 PM

They ran off after the crash. While family is with Olivia at the hospital in Birmingham, others are searching for the dogs near the crash site outside of Cullman, Alabama. Elliott Thomas, a family friend of Olivia and Seth, wanted to help. “I was sitting

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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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