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State leaders meet in Augusta to talk future of local industries


Date: 9/16/2016 4:19:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- State leaders met Friday to talk about the future of local industries. Their biggest focus was K through 12 education and finding veterans jobs after their service. They said they want to be sure the next generation is ready to

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14 pet pythons on the loose in Georgia

11abc News

Date: 9/15/2016 3:48:00 PM

A neighborhood near Augusta, Ga. is on edge after someone let 14 ball pythons loose to roam the streets and yards. Residents first became aware of the danger after the snake's owner posted on social media. She claimed someone deliberately let out her pets

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Fishing tournaments

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 9/15/2016 2:43:00 PM

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and

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Active shooter training to ready you for active shooter situations

Date: 9/15/2016 11:10:00 AM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Some Augusta organizations are joining together to teach everyday civilians how to handle active shooter situations. The Augusta Richmond County Marshals Office Airport Division and the Augusta Regional Aircraft Rescue and Fire

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Little River recreational water trail in the works


Date: 9/15/2016 4:02:00 AM

According to developers, the new recreational waterway will have safe public access points, information kiosks and signs, as well as picnic areas and facilities along the route. Little River flows into Clarks Hill Lake

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• River: Savannah River
• Length: 1,200 Miles
• Surface Area: 71,100 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 141 feet
• Length: 39 Miles
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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