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Help might be on way at lake

...crisis facing the lake's hybrids, stripers and, to a lesser extent, largemouth bass populations. A Savannah District Corps of Engineers spokesman said personnel are no longer netting dead hybrids and stripers above or below the dam. "Lower...
'Bubble' collapse could be deadly

A massive kill of big stripers and hybrids could take place on Thurmond Lake over the next several weeks because of a lack of dissolved oxygen, according to a fisheries biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
'Mega ramps' designed to lure fishermen

A trio of double-lane boat ramps and enough parking spaces for 250 vehicles with boat trailers are the main features of the latest fishing complex under construction at Wildwood Park on Strom Thurmond Lake.
Compromise over dam proposed

The Army Corps of Engineers has offered to improve fishing habitat and water quality in Thurmond Lake to offset environmental problems associated with Russell Dam's reversible hydropower turbines. The proposals, unveiled in a draft Environmental Assessment, include an oxygen injection system five miles upstream from Thurmond Dam that would create new habitat for large fish, such as striped and hybrid bass. "This would create 32 percent more habitat for trophy cold water bass than currently exists," Corps spokesman Jim Parker said.
Blasts Corps delay in storm cleanup

On May 7 a tornado ripped a 200-yard gash of devastation across Lincoln County. ... Following the tornado, Indian Cove and Plantation Point took two very different approaches to the problem of restoration of the damaged public lands adjacent to our communities with dramatical-ly different results.
Opinion columns
Mr. Jack Anderson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

...Anderson was a native of Ft. Dodge, Iowa and was a World War II Army veteran. He was retired from Savannah District Corps of Engineers at Fort Gordon. Mr. Anderson was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church, the Briggs Bible Sunday School...