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Local groups honor those who died of AIDS with candlelight memorial


Date: 5/21/2017 8:22:00 PM

Tonight, Colgay Pride, along with “CVBWF Rise above HIV” hosted the candlelight memorial at the Lake Oliver Marina. Organizers want to shine a light on the aids epidemic, while also promoting solidarity and breaking down barriers of negative stigmas

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Plan shows 44 miles of possible bike trails


Date: 5/21/2017 1:38:00 AM

The west platform area is flatter and will have trails for beginners to intermediate riders. Those trails will provide the only views of the Chattahoochee River. The north platform area will have a backcountry feel and also be fairly forgiving, Doane said

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Electric Forest 2017: Golf Clap’s All-Access Guide

Date: 5/18/2017 1:21:00 PM

Don’t sleep on this. Here are a few other acts that Golf Clap suggests you check out: House/Techno: Sonny Fodera, Soul Clap, Sinden, Maya Jane Coles, Walker & Royce, Ardalan, Bot, Chris Lake, Oliver Heldens, Hi-Lo, Jimmy Edgar Other: Andy C, Giraffage

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CPD, Fort Benning join in to run the Georgia Special Olympics torch


Date: 5/18/2017 4:24:00 AM

After that, CPD took over, running the flame all the way to the Lake Oliver Marina entrance. Officers ran with on one common ground, raising awareness and money for the Georgia Special Olympics. “Every year all the proceeds go to the athletes and to

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Law enforcement torch run supports GA Special Olympics


Date: 5/17/2017 2:10:00 PM

We are going west on 10th and we're going to Lake Oliver Marina - 6.2 miles,” said Sgt. Donald Bush with the Columbus Police Department. That's where the run ended. The torch will be carried across the state until it arrives at the site of the 2017 state

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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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