Authorities release name of drowning victim



MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities have identified the 12-year-old victim in today’s drowning incident at TVA’s Rockpile Park.


Young girl dies after rescue at TVA Rockpile


MUSCLE SHOALS–Authorities tell the Shoals Insider a 12-year-old girl who was rescued from the drain pipe at the Rock Pile waterfall has died.


Once Extinct Lake Sturgeon Make a Comeback

Lake Sturgeon

This ancient fish, once extinct in the Tennessee River system, has made a comeback thanks to a savvy reintroduction initiative by TVA and its partners.


TVA Employees Get Ready for Year’s First Cold Snap


Employees at TVA’s System Operations Center constantly coordinate generation and transmission assets to meet power demand in the Valley.

CHATTANOOGA—As the southeastern part of the nation braces for the first dangerous cold spell of the year, there is a quiet hum of activity deep in the basement of TVA’s headquarters in Chattanooga, […]

TVA to Temporarily Close Road Over Wilson Dam

FLORENCE, Ala. — A combination of winter driving conditions and facility maintenance will force the temporary closure of Cox Creek Parkway/Reservation Road over Wilson Dam near Florence, Ala., beginning on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2017.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Wilson Dam closed to traffic thru December 27th

MUSCLE SHOALS-Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes when crossing the Tennessee River today thru Tuesday, December 27th, as Wilson Dam will be closed to traffic.


TVA’s Brown Ferry on refueling outage

Turbine rotors at Browns Ferry

ATHENS–Weighing 302,089 pounds, one of three low-pressure turbine rotors on TVA Browns Ferry’s Unit 1 is lifted by crane for cleaning and inspection during the unit’s ongoing scheduled refueling outage. Steam from the unit’s reactor spins the turbine rotors which turn a shaft connected to the generator, creating […]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wilson Dam closed to traffic Wednesday until end of month

MUSCLE SHOALS-Wilson Dam will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday, October 5th, until the end of October.


Breaking News: TVA Employee Killed


Sources at TVA say an employee at the Power Service Station has been electrocuted.

Allentown, the City Without a Chimney


by Jeremy Britten, for Shoals History. The Idea

Billed as the biggest opportunity North Alabama ever saw, Allentown was to become a new industrial development powered completely by hydro-electric power from two dams built on Cypress Creek. The “City Without A Chimney”, read a tagline used in all advertisements. The basis of […]