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Feds give go-ahead for new lake

By Ben Roberts - bio | email

CAIRO, GA (WALB) – Grady County leaders held a permit presentation ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the courthouse.  They celebrated signing the final permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needed for the Tired Creek Lake project.

A dam on the creek will create a 956 acre lake in a natural basin. Leaders say it will provide great fishing and recreation and will be a major draw for visitors. The lake was first proposed back in 1930 but fell by the wayside. The county applied for a permit in 1999 and now finally has that approval.

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