Lake Blackshear


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Tenth Avenue North in Concert

Albany Herald

Date: 11/6/2015 9:16:00 PM

"All the Earth is Holy Ground" Tour: Tenth Avenue North, with Sidewalk Prophets and Austin French, Saturday, Nov. 7, at 6:45 p.m. Crisp County Middle School Auditorium, Cordele, GA. Tickets can be purchased through or from the office of

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Georgia ports planning $142M in improvements

The Business Journal

Date: 9/24/2015 11:21:00 AM

An inland port serving South Georgia opened in Cordele, Ga., in 2013, and plans were announced recently for a second facility in Chatsworth, Ga., serving the northwestern corner of the state

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Rain cancels Cordele softball tournament


Date: 9/12/2015 11:39:00 AM

The Darton softball team will have to wait until Monday to start their fall season, as the university announced on their website that the tournament the Cavs were scheduled to play in Cordele, Ga., was cancelled due to inclement weather on Saturday

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Furniture Today

Date: 9/2/2015 11:29:00 PM

The facility is open 24/7, so customers have instant access.” Moving boxes The Cordele, Ga., inland port facility along Interstate 75 opened two years ago in partnership with Cordele Intermodal Services. While Georgia Ports Authority provides operational

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Cordele city leaders explain audit lateness


Date: 8/5/2015 5:52:00 PM

CORDELE, GA. -- The city of Cordele’s financial audit is completed but much later than it should have been. Incomplete bookkeeping pushed the audit back and FOX 31 wanted to know why. Auditors said the June 2014 audit was pushed back so many times

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• River: Flint River
• Length: 95 Miles
• Surface Area: 8,500 Acres
• Average Depth: 11 Feet
• Length: 20 Miles
Lake Blackshear is a man-made lake on the Flint River in Georgia created by a dam that was constructed from 1925 to 1930. The Crisp County Power Dam, also known as the Warwick Dam, was the first county owned, constructed, and operated power dam in the United States, requiring an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution to make the project legally possible. It came online in August, 1930, under the authority of the Crisp County Power Commission.

The lake is approximately 20 miles long and varies in width, but is rarely more than one mile wide; it covers approximately 8,500 acres. It was named for David Blackshear, the founder of Fort Early. When the dam was constructed, little effort was made to cut the trees that would soon be underwater. It was believed that the trees would soon die and decompose once submerged. While this was true for many of the trees, there are still many living Cypress trees in the middle of the lake and there are still many dead trees that have not fallen down.

The Georgia Veterans State Park is located on the east side of the lake. Nestled in the middle of the Park is Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club providing visitors with views of Lake.
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