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Mercury in Local Fish from the East Fork Stones River Result in Advisory from State
Mercury in Local Fish from the East Fork Stones River Result in Advisory from State

The advisory is the result of fish tissue sampling at multiple stations in the summer and fall of 2018, which indicated that in species such as smallmouth bass and largemouth bass, mercury trigger points recommended by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration are being exceeded.

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Current J. Percy Priest Lake Discharge Rate Could Fill Olympic Sized Pool Every 7 Seconds
Current J. Percy Priest Lake Discharge Rate Could Fill Olympic Sized Pool Every 7 Seconds

At the J. Percy Priest lake that is fueled by the Stones River out of Murfreesboro and into Smyrna and Nashville, the Dam is discharging water at a rate of 11,140 cubic feet per second. At such a release rate, the lake flowing through the dam could fill an Olympic size swimming pool every 7 seconds.

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15 Year old charged with Criminal Homicide of his Father
15 Year old charged with Criminal Homicide of his Father

Nashville Detectives from the Homicide-Cold Case Unit charged Michael Goff III, age 15, with criminal homicide for the May murder of his father whose bones were found September 2nd in a small duffel bag at the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake behind Lincoya Bay Apartments.

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Hitting the lake or river this weekend for Memorial Day?
Hitting the lake or river this weekend for Memorial Day?

Looking Back: "In 2016, more than 21 million people recreated at Lake Barkley, Cheatham Lake, Old Hickory Lake, J. Percy Priest Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Center Hill Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Lake Cumberland, Laurel River Lake and Martins Fork Lake in the Nashville District."

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TWRA Urges Boating Safety
TWRA Urges Boating Safety

Headed to Percy Priest lake this weekend? Even though boating season is just starting to get underway, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has already seen some accidents, according to TWRA officer Jeff Webb.

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Drowning Victim at J. Percy Priest Lake Identified
Drowning Victim at J. Percy Priest Lake Identified

A swimmer in Percy Priest Lake reported that he was walking in the water when he stepped on the body.

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Don't put the boat in the water if you plan on drinking in Tennessee
Don't put the boat in the water if you plan on drinking in Tennessee

In 2016 during Operation Dry Water, there were 10 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests across the state.

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VOLUNTEER: Help clean the Percy Priest Lake shoreline
VOLUNTEER: Help clean the Percy Priest Lake shoreline

On Saturday, April 25 starting at 9:00 a.m., volunteers will gather at the Hurricane Creek Recreation Area next to Stones River Road clean along the lakeside. With tons of trash expected to be picked up, Stormwater Project Manager Katherine Green expects several tons of trash to be collected.

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Volunteer to help clean Percy Priest Lake
Volunteer to help clean Percy Priest Lake

On Percy Priest Lake, a cleanup event is planned 8 a.m. (Saturday) Sept. 13, 2014 at Anderson Road Recreation Area...

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Headed to Percy Priest Lake? Beware...
Headed to Percy Priest Lake? Beware...

It's the most common form of cancer in the country, but the risk of skin cancer can be greatly reduced with some simple protections.

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Name of drowning victim at Percy Priest Lake released
Name of drowning victim at Percy Priest Lake released

A man died after drowning in Percy Priest Lake on Sunday. The victim has been identified as 28-year old David...

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Enter the LaVergne Fishing Tournament
Enter the LaVergne Fishing Tournament

Police officers in La Vergne are looking for fishermen to be a part of the 5th Annual Officer Benefit Bass Tournament. 

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Local boat docks in Smyrna and LaVergne may have to re-wire and post signs in some areas of boat slips
Local boat docks in Smyrna and LaVergne may have to re-wire and post signs in some areas of boat slips

Some marinas may have to make a few changes if pending legislation regarding electrical shock passes.

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Water conservation in LaVergne is no longer an issue
Water conservation in LaVergne is no longer an issue

La Vergne has formally lifted the request for water conservation. Water quality was never compromised as the utility addressed various impacts to the system as a result of cold weather-related...

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Local Park to be Named in Memory of Fatal Percy Priest Lake Boating Accident Victim
The park located at the Salvation Army on West Main Street at the New Salem Highway will be dedicated to the memory of Harvie Butler on Sunday. The park dedication will take place at 12:30, Sunday afternoon.
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UPDATE: Boat Crash Victim Found
The search is over for a missing boat accident victim. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports they recovered the body of 39-year old Harvie Butler of La Vergne this (Monday) morning. 
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Boat Accident on Percy Priest
Labor Day weekend on a nearby waterway turns tragic. Four people were hurt and another missing after two boats crash on Percy Priest Sunday around noon. It happened at Elm Hill Marina, just over the county line.
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Less "Boating Under the Influence" Arrest This Year!

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in the fifth annual Operation Dry Water weekend which has been held the weekend prior to the July 4 holiday since its inception.

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Whoooo-Hoooo, It is Boating Season in Rutherford County!
The 2013 boating season is upon us as we near Memorial Day weekend. Many of you will be headed to beautiful Percy Priest Lake...
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