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3/1/2017
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Gee’s Bend Ferry to Get Million Dollar Upgrade

alabamanews.net

Date: 2/24/2017 6:50:00 PM

The announcement came at an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ferry. The ferry takes people and cars across the Alabama River between Camden and Gee’s Bend. “The innovation that we’re bringing to the ferry that will provide it’s power

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Paying a visit to the quilts of Gee's Bend

Times-Georgian

Date: 2/22/2017 9:24:00 PM

We’d been hearing about Gee’s Bend for awhile. It’s southwest of Selma, Alabama, where a long, skinny finger of land sticks into the Alabama river, making a safe place to settle for a group of former slaves. Brought on ships, born into slavery

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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A Look Inside Montgomery’s Camp Hope

alabamanews.net

Date: 2/20/2017 8:45:00 PM

From the road, it doesn’t look like much, but in the woods, on the banks of the Alabama River you’ll find Camp Hope. It’s home to five people who are homeless and living in tents. “I’m not content living like this, I truly am not, I’d much

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Chili cookoff coming up

The Selam Times Journal

Date: 2/1/2017 5:01:00 PM

The Alabama River Chili Cookoff is only a few months away, and Selma-Dallas County Leadership Class XVIII is getting the final preparations underway for the sixth annual event. The event, to be held March 16 from 4-8 p.m. on Water Avenue, will feature

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• River: Alabama River
• Surface Area: 5,850 Acres
Claiborne Lake is a river-run reservoir with 5,930 surface acres of water which courses 60.5 miles through Wilcox, Clarke, and Monroe counties in southwest Alabama. This reservoir was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and impounded in 1970. Claiborne Lake has a large watershed of 21, 473 square miles, and its primary function is navigation. This reservoir is the lowermost within the Alabama River System with the dam at river mile 72.5 and the pool ending at river mile 133, the Millers Ferry Lock and Dam. Downstream of Claiborne Dam, the Alabama River is essentially free-flowing and ultimately joins the Tombigbee River to form the Mobile River near the Mt. Vernon community. Recreational opportunities in Claiborne Lake are quite varied, and there are approximately ten public boat access areas operated throughout the reservoir by the Corps of Engineers and various county municipalities.
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