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Augusta University hosts panel on policing domestic violence


Date: 10/19/2016 8:13:00 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- As a child, Jennifer Harper experienced domestic violence. As an adult, she policed it. “It’s nice to help to educate people and help them know they have options to get out,” she said. Wednesday night, she sat on a panel at AU

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Dangerously low water levels force Ga. county into emergency mode

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Date: 10/16/2016 12:32:00 AM

It's the latest development in a drought impacting more than 50 Georgia counties spreading across all of north Georgia and cutting a diagonal path from the Augusta, Ga. area all the way down to the state's southwest corner. Haralson County is on the edge

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Augusta Marine owner finds success with larger showroom

Date: 10/6/2016 6:32:00 PM

In 2010, with water levels at Thurmond Lake 15 feet below normal and boat sales sinking like a stone, Augusta Marine owner David Whyte invested everything into a huge new showroom on a piece of west Augusta land nobody wanted. Obviously, his gamble paid off

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Fishing tournaments

Date: 10/6/2016 3:17:00 PM

five bass, 14.00 pounds, $360. Big fish: Hayes, 5.84 pounds, $360. All tournaments on Thurmond Lake out of Wildwood Park. Next: 2017 schedule: Jan. 29, Feb. 12, March 5, April 23, May 14, June 4, July 9. Division championship: Sept. 9-10. Entry fees

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USA Cycling releases 2017 national championships calendar

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Date: 9/30/2016 12:00:00 PM

"Para-Cycling Road National Championships will run May 4-7, while Masters Road National Championships will be June 1-4 and will feature the iconic Fort Gordon Hills Road Race course and the time trial at Clarks Hill Lake." In another change from this year

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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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