District Digest News Stories

  • June

    Nashville District breaks ground on Cheatham buildings destroyed in May 2010 flood

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 18, 2012) – Flood waters in May 2010 submerged the lock operations center and resource manager’s office at Cheatham Dam, forcing personnel to flee. When the water receded, buildings were uninhabitable, and the staff moved into trailers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District continued the recovery today, breaking ground on the construction of new facilities.
  • Visitors say ‘thanks’ for free admission on Army’s 237th birthday

    Nashville, Tenn. (June 14, 2012) — Visitors to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District day use areas expressed their appreciation for free admission today, the Army’s 237th birthday.
  • Cheatham fish bustin’ rodeo a success

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 9, 2012) — Excitement filled the air as more than 100 youngsters, ages 15 and below, waited eagerly with fishing rods in hand for the announcement to begin fishing at the annual Cheatham Lake Fish Bustin’ Rodeo today.
  • May

    Nashville District kicks off summer recreation with National Safe Boating Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2012) – The Nashville District in conjunction with several state and federal agencies are encouraging the public to think safety first and observe National Safe Boating Week May 19-25.
  • Nashville District strides toward better health, fitness

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 16, 2012) – Nashville District employees set a good pace to workplace wellness today during the “Corps on the Move” walking event.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for March 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 15, 2012) – Trena Bradshaw, outreach program specialist in the Project Planning Branch at Nashville District Headquarters, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2012.
  • Fort Campbell combat engineers learn Nashville District’s ‘civilian missions’

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (May 9, 2012) – Combat engineers of Fort Campbell’s 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, adept at mine-clearing, demolition, and construction projects in a combat environment, visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today to learn more about Corps “civilian missions” as part of their professional development.
  • Commentary: Don’t allow tragedy to drown out fond memories at Corps lakes this summer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2012) – With the 2012 recreation season already underway, I want everyone to know that “Water Safety” is extremely important to me and to everyone that serves the public in the Nashville District.
  • Black visits Center Hill Dam Foundation Remediation Project

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (May 3, 2012) – U.S. Rep. Diane Black visited Center Hill Dam today to see firsthand the ongoing foundation remediation project and to receive updates from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District personnel overseeing the work.
  • Alabama congressman gets full view of empty Wilson Lock

    FLORENCE, Ala. (May 3, 2012) – Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama’s 5th, and representative of Robert Aderholt of Alabama’s 4th Districts, took today to get a full view of an empty Wilson Lock on the Tennessee River. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District maintainers performing major repairs at the lock gave the two local Congressmen briefings and tour to understand the process and requirements involved with lock operations.
  • April

    Emergency responders shake out earthquake preparedness, recovery plans

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 27, 2012) – If a major earthquake occurred along the New Madrid Seismic Zone, it would likely result in widespread damage in several states, particularly Tennessee. At an emergency management planning meeting at Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District led discussions during a New Madrid Planning Workshop to prepare for such a catastrophe.
  • Soldiers take aim at recovery in Center Hill Lake wild turkey hunt

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (April 13, 2012) – A wild turkey hunt at Center Hill Lake today gave soldiers rehabilitating from war wounds the opportunity to put aside the stresses associated with the every-day grind of physical and mental therapy while recovering at Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for February 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 12, 2012) – A community planner from the Project Planning Branch at Nashville District Headquarters is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2012.
  • March

    Nashville District joins Homeland Security in ‘Titans’ emergency preparedness exercise

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2012) – Local, state, and federal emergency management agency’s swarmed LP Field today to participate in a simulated mass casualty exercise involving a Titans football game scenario.
  • Congressmen favor opening funding flow for Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 23, 2012) – An unfunded and stalled project to replace the crumbling Chickamauga Lock received noteworthy Congressional attention today and it included an expressed interest in opening up a funding flow.
  • Lakes gain merit for significant water safety programs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2012) – Despite tightened project budgets and limited resources, two Nashville District lakes were nationally and internationally recognized recently for their staffs’ creative and resourceful efforts to increase public safety during the 2011 recreation season.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for January 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2012) – Lesslie Y. Williams, a budget technician in the Mid Cumberland Area office at Center Hill Lake in Lancaster, Tenn., is the Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for January 2012.
  • Exploratory drilling brings out benefits of partnership between districts

    SILVER POINT, Tenn. (March 14, 2012) – A drill rig crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District extracted core samples here today that are being closely examined by Nashville District geologists at Center Hill Lake near what is known as the Saddle Dam. However, the exploratory drilling is revealing more than just the condition of rock formations; it’s also bringing out the benefits of the two districts partnering together to explore the movement of water seepage through the karst geology in the area.
  • Prep students shadow Nashville District engineers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 9, 2012) – Experiencing the “day in the life” of an engineer, two sophomores from Montgomery Bell Academy participated in a shadow program today with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Engineering Branch.
  • Nashville District gets down to business

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 8, 2012) – More than 200 business owners and reps from as far away as California traveled to the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus today to garner information on federal, state and local procurement systems. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District small business, contracting, engineering and operations experts got down to business, using the event to explain Corps project opportunities to participants of the Small Business Training Forum.