Lake Blackshear


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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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Cordele names new interim Police Chief


Date: 8/5/2015 5:27:00 PM

CORDELE, GA. -- A new interim police chief has been named for the Cordele Police Department. Colonel Louis Green was given the new title at Tuesday night's city commission meeting. Green has been in law enforcement for about forty years and with Cordele

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'Inland port' to be built in landlocked Chatsworth, Ga.

Times Free Press

Date: 7/28/2015 9:03:00 PM

In July of last year, the state and Georgia Port Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with Cordele Intermodal Services, Inc., for an inland port to ship mainly agricultural products from Cordele, Ga., south of Macon to the Port of Savannah

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New 'inland port' to reduce Atlanta truck traffic

The Business Journal

Date: 7/28/2015 8:50:00 AM

in 2018, it will become Georgia’s second inland port. The ports authority signed an agreement in 2013 that led to the opening of an inland rail terminal in South Georgia linking Cordele, Ga., with the ports. “This new inland port is located in an

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East Side man heads to Georgia yearly to fetch watermelons

The Columbus Dispatch

Date: 7/24/2015 12:59:00 AM

Which explains his annual pilgrimage to Cordele, Ga. (the “Watermelon Capital of the World”), where he buys about 1,800 melons — after sampling them to ensure they meet his standards. “If I don’t go get ’em, I don’t eat ’em,” he said

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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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