Lake Blackshear


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Donations needed for Habitat House

Cordele Dispatch

Date: 9/7/2016 9:17:00 AM

Help us build a new, handicapped accessible home for the Grace family! You may mail your tax deductible contribution and to Crisp Area Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 1191, Cordele, GA 31010, contribute via PayPal, or to http

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Auburn CB Taylor returns to program

WPTZ 5 News Channel

Date: 8/22/2016 10:22:00 AM

"It's hard to say right now." Taylor had 39 tackles and two interceptions last season, but the Cordele, Ga. native is not currently listed on the Tigers' two-deep depth chart. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound Taylor is rated as the No. 85 senior cornerback prospect

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Case of rabies confirmed in Cordele

Date: 8/17/2016 12:52:00 PM

CORDELE, Ga. -- A case of rabies has been confirmed in the city of Cordele. According to West Central Health District Public Relations Coordinator Pamela Kirkland, a stray kitten that had attacked several people in downtown Cordele has tested positive for

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Bryant talks top schools

Auburn Undercover

Date: 8/4/2016 9:18:00 AM

CORDELE, Ga., -- Two days ago, AuburnUndercover gave you the scoop on 4-star defensive end target Markaviest Bryant of Crisp County (Ga.) as it pertains to the Tigers. Right now, they're not one of his standout schools. But ... they could be should they

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Kia to import auto parts through Cordele inland port

The Business Journal

Date: 8/3/2016 12:17:00 PM

Up to 30,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units) of auto parts per year arriving at the Savannah’s Garden City terminal will be transported by rail to the inland terminal in Cordele, Ga., then moved to the Kia plant in West Point, Ga

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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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