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BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) –Governor Sonny Perdue cut the ribbon on some new mega ramps at the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge Wednesday.

The City built the ramps with help from the governor's "Go Fish" initiative.

In 2007, Governor Perdue chose Bainbridge as one of ten sites to receive money.

The Go Fish Georgia Initiative promotes and improves boating and fishing tourism and boosts economic development in communities.

"This is a gift that keeps on giving," Gov. Perdue said to a crowd listening on. "If you think about all the people visiting just in October, a comparative is, this is like the Super Bowl for Bainbridge and Decatur County. And the good news is that they'll keep coming back and back and back."

The mega ramps' completion and grand opening are just in time for the last stop on the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open Series Tournament Trail which starts Thursday morning on Lake Seminole.

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