Entries by Center Hill Sun

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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 […]

‘So Much for the Paddle!’

Tennesseans in these parts love hitting the slopes, using any means necessary, anytime there’s a substantial snowfall. This video was shot at the top of Indian Creek Road just off Highway 70 west of Smithville.