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Vacant riverfront mill may get new life as downtown brewery


Date: 3/22/2018 12:26:00 PM

For more than 15 years the path that runs from near the Lake Oliver marina to Fort Benning has been disconnected at Bibb Mill and City Mills. Federal transportation and local funds are being used to complete the path at those two spots. “It will be a

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Guess what Southern fried appetizer this barbecue restaurant named ‘Dilly Dilly’


Date: 3/20/2018 12:36:00 PM

The man who has been hawking barbecue and sweet tea for more than 43 years on the banks of the Chattahoochee River is now using the latest cultural catch phrase to sell pickles. “Nope,” Morpeth said from somewhere far, far away where he doesn’t have

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Bucket list for the summer vacation in US

The Statesman

Date: 3/20/2018 5:11:00 AM

Whitewater Express offers guided and guide-assisted trips beginning in Phenix City on the Chattahoochee River. Containing several Class IV rapids and 10 smaller rapids, this river is one of the longest urban white-water rafting course in the world

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Dewey Reaves ‘wrecked’ Columbus for decades. This week he turns 100


Date: 3/14/2018 9:42:00 AM

On Friday, Mr. Dewey turns 100. He still lives without full-time assistance in a waterfront home on the Alabama side of Lake Oliver that he built with his own hands, mostly out of salvaged materials, in the 1970s. He spends the weekends with Carolyn

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Will water be the death of us?


Date: 3/12/2018 11:33:00 PM

In the 1950s, the Army Corps of Engineers built the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in Georgia for flood control and transportation. Lake Lanier, a 38,000-acre lake (58 square miles), was created by this dam. This lake is also fed by the Chestatee River

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Length: 40 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,150 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 50 feet
Lake Oliver is a 2,150-acre (8.7 km2) reservoir on the Chattahoochee River, which lies south of Goat Rock Dam (Goat Rock Lake). The lake is created by the Oliver Dam and Generating Plant, which was completed in 1959 by Georgia Power.

The lake was named for James McCoy Oliver, an executive of Georgia Power at the time. Oliver Dam has four turbine units, and the dam itself is 70 feet tall and 2,150 feet (660 m) long. At the southern end of the reservoir, Lake Oliver is relatively wide but quickly narrows and becomes almost riverine at the northern end of the lake, at the foot of the Goat Rock Dam upstream.

Public access to the lake is limited to one marina owned by the City of Columbus and one boat ramp near Goat Rock Dam on the Alabama side. Since Lake Oliver is entirely within the city limits of Columbus, Georgia, the shore is densely settled on both the Georgia and Alabama sides. Green Island Hills, an upscale development, is located on the lake at the mouth of Standing Boy Creek. Given the amount of settlement, there are many private access points to the lake.

In the summer, the lake is very crowded with recreational activity. The other three seasons usually see anglers fishing for bream. Lake Oliver also serves as the municipal water supply for Columbus.

The location of Oliver Dam is approximately at the Fall Line of the Chattahoochee River. Between Oliver Dam and the downtown Columbus, a few miles downstream, the river drops nearly 100 feet (30 m) in elevation.

Lake Oliver is the northernmost point of the Chattahoochee Riverwalk a fifteen mile long bicycle pathway that extends southward to Fort Benning.
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