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Overton Looking To Have a New Tourism Council In February

Overton County wants to increase branding and marketing with a new tourism council scheduled to be created in February. Overton Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Cantrell said the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development recommended creating the council to take advantage of the county’s thriving tourism assets. Cantrell said the chamber wants more voices involved in tourism decisions. “It’s pretty much ... Read More »

Dance Giant Bass Open To Highlight Dale Hollow’s Unique Fishing, Slot Limit

A distinct fishing environment. That’s one of the attributes bringing new fishing tournaments to Dale Hollow Lake, according to Bill Dance Giant Bass Open Creator Shane Frazier. The Open announced its 2024 schedule includes a weekend at Dale Hollow Lake. Frazier said the lake was chosen from a group of thirteen Bill Dance Signature Lakes due to its diverse fishing ... Read More »

Cane Creek And Cumberland Mountain State Park Stocked With Trout

The TWRA stocked both Cane Creek and Cumberland Mountain State Park Wednesday with rainbow trout to provide visitors with some easy winter fishing. TWRA Fisheries Manager Will Collier said fishing is slow this time of year and this provides incentive for people to get outdoors. He said they specifically look for areas that are more populated to encourage as many ... Read More »

Author, Grammy Nominee Silas House Talks Rural Life During Tech Visit

Best selling author Silas House talked about growing up in a rural area and using that experience to craft fiction during a visit to Tennessee Tech Thursday night. House has written six novels, four plays and has written numerous articles some of which for the New York Times. He can also add Grammy Nominee to his titles, as he wrote ... Read More »

Friends Of Dale Hollow Lake Raising Funds For Improved Signage

Friends of Dale Hollow Lake are selling merchandise to help fund projects around the lake for increased visitor safety. Friends of Dale Hollow member Sheree Legro said t-shirts, sweatshirts, and caps are available for purchase to help The Army Corps of Engineers pay for maintenance and visitor-experience projects around the lake. Legro said the project they are most focused on ... Read More »

Overton Locals Exploring Solutions To Animal Control Problem

A group of Overton County residents are planning ways to address what they say is a very serious animal control issue in the county. Peter LeGro said that there is an obvious problem with stray animals in Overton County. LeGro said he has reached out to county officials and state representatives about the county’s need for a facility to house ... Read More »

Dale Hollow Dam & Lake Officially Completed 80 Years Ago This Fall

80 years ago this month, construction completed on the Dale Hollow Dam and Lake, the oldest man-made lake in the state. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the dam in the fall of 1943 to help control floods. Overton County Heritage Museum Director Paula Stover said the lake took over Willow Grove, a bustling town with popular businesses, service ... Read More »

Clay And Pickett Getting Set For The Rollercoaster Yard Sale This Weekend

The Rollercoaster Yard Sale arrives in the Upper Cumberland Thursday with residents, businesses, and outdoor lovers alike gearing up. The event features outdoor yard sales placed around Dale Hollow Lake. A road map will help guide participants. Billy Robbins of the Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce said the sale is good for Pickett County, as it incentivizes people who normally ... Read More »

County Chamber Leaders Willing To Talk About Joint Branding Of Dale Hollow Lake

The Directors of the Clay County and Pickett County Chambers of Commerce said they would be willing to talk about marketing the Dale Hollow Lake area in connection with Overton County. The state tourism department’s number three person in charge suggested such a branding effort might make sense during a visit to Livingston Monday. Clay County Chamber Director Doug Young ... Read More »