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Tired Creek Lake in Grady County almost complete

A project in Grady County that was proposed 70 years ago is finally almost complete. (Source:WALB) A project in Grady County that was proposed 70 years ago is finally almost complete. (Source:WALB)
It was a hot day but community leaders, elected officials, and people in the community came out in a big crowd to the Tired Creek Lake ceremony Tuesday morning. (Source:WALB) It was a hot day but community leaders, elected officials, and people in the community came out in a big crowd to the Tired Creek Lake ceremony Tuesday morning. (Source:WALB)
"We're just so thankful, we're thankful for all of those people who worked over all of those years and who didn't give up, who were persistent," said Congressman Sanford Bishop. (Source:WALB) "We're just so thankful, we're thankful for all of those people who worked over all of those years and who didn't give up, who were persistent," said Congressman Sanford Bishop. (Source:WALB)
" It will be beneficial for Grady County, hopefully open up some opportunities for jobs and to make the county some money," said Binion. (Source:WALB) " It will be beneficial for Grady County, hopefully open up some opportunities for jobs and to make the county some money," said Binion. (Source:WALB)

A project in Grady County that was proposed 70 years ago is finally almost complete.

The 960-acre Tired Creek Lake is now being filled.

It was a hot day but community leaders, elected officials, and people in the community came out in a big crowd to the Tired Creek Lake ceremony Tuesday morning.

The man made lake was proposed in the 1930s and then again in the 70s.

It wasn't until 2010 that the county received a permit from the U.S Army corps to start on the lake. 

"We're just so thankful, we're thankful for all of those people who worked over all of those years and who didn't give up, who were persistent," said Congressman Sanford Bishop.

The lake was discussed in many commission meetings over the last 70 years. 

Retired commissioners and current ones got together to take a photo in honor of the accomplishment.

Just last week the lake started to be to filled with water, a step closer to completion and something project manager Mike Binion is excited about.

" It will be beneficial for Grady County, hopefully open up some opportunities for jobs and to make the county some money," said Binion.

Community leaders say they have had to jump through some hoops to get there but they are happy the idea has now turned into reality. 

"We had to fight with the EPA and we had to fight with the environmentalists down in Florida who did everything they could, every trick in the book including a lawsuit. But the good folks here wouldn't give up," said Bishop.
 

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