Entries by Center Hill Sun

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River of Rainbows

It’s been a golden year for trout on the Caney Fork It may seem somewhat counterintuitive, but long periods of low rainfall actually tend to improve fishing in cold tailwater rivers like the Caney Fork. So one silver lining in the relative lack of stormclouds since July has been an abundance of rainbows under Center […]

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Room and Board and Upper Cumberland Beauty

Area bed and breakfasts offer great escapes, and not far to get there  Regardless whether you’re a day tripper, globetrotter or local dweller, the Center Hill Lake region offers several B&B options guaranteed to satisfy an urge for respite from your personal grind. If rest, recreation and perhaps a bit of romance is what you seek, […]

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Drive-Ins Still Drawing Audiences of All Ages

Outdoor cinemas featured in Watertown, Sparta and Woodbury Most kids and adults alike would agree that catching a good flick at a drive-in movie theater is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a warm summer night. Drive-in movies are a uniquely American form of entertainment, and few Americans who’ve ever visited one now and again […]

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Burgess Falls Overlooks Closed, Park Still Open

Repairs planned, but not for popular old metal stairway Storm-damage last summer to scenic observation decks and the unique gorge-descending staircase are keeping prime Burgess Falls viewing points inaccessible this spring. A notice on the state park’s website declares, “Repair work should begin on the overlook shortly, but the stairs down to the main falls will […]

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Can-Do Trout Flies for the Caney Fork

Ronnie Howard is an expert Tennessee angler with decades of fish-finding experience on regional waters. He’s also the resident fly fishing aficionado for Cumberland Transit outfitters in Nashville. Howard chatted with Center Hill Sun about some tactics and must-have trout flies that will enhance your chances of hooking up with a trophy brown, ‘bow or brookie when you […]

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Friendly Flavor at Foglight Foodhouse

Out-of-the-way White County restaurant prides itself on amiable ambiance, hearty cuisine Chef Edward Philpot and his right-hand woman, Lisa Harris, know their alluring little supper-serving outpost in Walling is hard to locate. Their motto is, “You’ve got to get lost to find us.” The actual address is 275 Powerhouse Road. That’s well off the beaten […]

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Tramel Lands Win at ABA Center Hill Bass Tourney

Josh B. Tramel of Smithville hooked a victory on Saturday at the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series tournament on Center Hill Lake. Tramel’s 19.46 pound bag of bass bested runner-up Jason Dies of Lebanon by nearly a pound and a half. The heftiest hog in Tramel’s sack weighed in just shy of six pounds […]

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Sligo Marina’s Chow House Churning Out Fresh Grub

The Wheelhouse Restaurant at Sligo Marina is firing up the grill for the season. Fifty or so hardcore fans of the on-the-water eatery just east of Smithville braved balmy temperatures and blue skies on Friday to celebrate the launch of 2016’s sun-soaked session of spring-and-summer fun. Chris Batty is steering the Wheelhouse this year. He said […]