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First Manned Commercial Suborbital Research Program Graduates Scientist Astronauts

University Chronicle

Date: 2/23/2015 8:27:00 AM

Pete Freeland of Aumsville, Ore., Jamie Guined of Cordele, Ga., Heidi Hammerstein of Pembroke, Ga., Dr. Paul McCall of Mclean, Va., Jonna Ocampo of Waipahu, Hawaii, Vasco Ribeiro of Lisbon, Portugal, and Jeffrey Scallon of Tampa, Fla. “This is an

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FSU on road for early test at Georgia


Date: 2/19/2015

The Cordele, Ga., product said he expects a "couple hundred" people from his community to travel to Athens to see him and Georgia pitcher Robert Tyler in action. Walls and Tyler both attended Crisp County High School. Crisp County's baseball team even

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FSU Baseball Preview: Around The Diamond

Noles 247

Date: 2/14/2015 1:08:00 AM

Freshman Taylor Walls will assume duties at shortstop for the Seminoles. The Cordele, Ga. product was named the top player in Southwest Georgia following his senior season at Crisp County High School. Walls is expected to do a very good job of handling his

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Drone helps contain giant fire at peanut plant

Edmond Sun

Date: 2/7/2015 12:00:00 PM

CORDELE, Ga. – Fire officials credit a camera-equipped, remote controlled drone with allowing them to quickly contain a raging fire that destroyed 900 tons of peanuts worth an estimated $750,000 in a storage silo in this south Georgia community

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Georgia Southern adds 22 to Roster on National Signing Day


Date: 2/4/2015 3:28:00 PM

STATESBORO, Ga. – The Georgia Southern football team added 22 student-athletes in the 2015 Signing Day Class as announced by Head Coach Willie Fritz. The Eagles added 20 student-athletes from the high school ranks along with two previously announced

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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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