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Local Homecoming Queen prepares for trip to meet the President

WRDW-TV

Date: 1/26/2015 9:13:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga.--It's a fairytale story complete with a crown. Adejah Nesbitt is the Josey High School Homecoming Queen, who happens to have autism, but she's never let that define her. She was chosen from students all over the country to be there when a new

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Scoppe: What’s in a name: history, or values?

The State South Carolina's Homepage

Date: 1/26/2015 7:35:00 PM

Or were they simply deciding that Mr. Metts was no longer fit to be honored by the government? In the late 1980s, the Congress renamed Clarks Hill Lake on the South Carolina-Georgia border to Lake Thurmond, prompting a fair amount of criticism. Were

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to announce start of construction of Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

11WTOC

Date: 1/26/2015 1:40:00 PM

The first action under the construction phase of the expansion will be the recovery of CSS Georgia ironclad from the floor of the Savannah River. Confederate forces scuttle the CSS Georgia near Old Fort Jackson in 1864. “This event marks the first

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Army Corps of Engineers: Savannah Harbor expansion has begun

WJCL News

Date: 1/26/2015 12:30:00 PM

The first action begun under the construction phase of the expansion is the recovery of the CSS Georgia ironclad from the floor of the Savannah River. Confederate forces scuttled the CSS Georgia near Old Fort Jackson in 1864. Col. Thomas Tickner

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Columbia County 225th birthday an extension of recent growth

the Augusta Chronicle

Date: 1/26/2015 8:11:00 AM

Cross said he is confident the county can adjust, because of its ability to do so in the mid-1950s, when the development of the Clarks Hill Lake and Dam, Savannah River Site and Fort Gordon resulted in thousands of engineers and Army officers moving to the

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• River: Savannah River
• Surface Area: 71,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 1,200 Miles
• Length: 39 Miles
• Maximum Depth: 141 feet
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, (also known as Clarks Hill Lake), is one of the top 10 most-visited Corps lakes in the nation and is the Largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake east of the Mississippi River.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake is a man-made lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Broad, and Little Rivers. The lake is created by the Thurmond Dam, located on the Savannah River 22 miles above Augusta, Ga., and 239.5 miles above the mouth of the Savannah River. The lake extends 39.4 miles up the Savannah River, 29 miles up the Little River, and 6.5 miles up the Broad River in Georgia, and 17 miles up the Little River in South Carolina.

At full pool elevation, the lake encompasses 1,200 miles of shoreline, 70,000+ acres of water and 80,000 acres of land. The Thurmond Project was designed for flood control, hydropower, fish and wildlife, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation and recreation.

The Corps operates 10 Class A campgrounds on this lake, five major day use areas and many other recreational facilities. Thurmond Lake provides excellent striper and largemouth bass fishing and its large wildlife management program provides excellent hunting and wildlife observation opportunities.

"J. Strom Thurmond" or "Clarks Hill" Lake?

Originally, this dam was called "Clarks Hill Dam". The "s" on the end of "Clarks" was omitted due to a clerical error tin the original Congressional Authorization, and the project became "Clark Hill Dam. Later, Senator J. Strom Thurmond requested Clark Hill Dam be renamed "Clarks Hill Dam." In 1988, Clarks Hill Dam was congressionally renamed "J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake at Clarks Hill."


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This information courtesy of
http://www.recreation.gov/recreationalAreaDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&recAreaId=453" title="Recreation.gov - Clark Hill / J.Strom Thurmond Lake" target=_blank>Recreation.gov
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers






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