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Boy, 14, drowns at SC state park

...GREAT FALLS, S.C. - A 14-year-old boy drowned at Lake Wateree State Park while swimming with his family.The Herald of Rock...after his father died.Coleman and his family had been at Lake Wateree just days earlier to celebrate his 14th birthday. He was a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-27/boy-14-drowns-sc-state-park
Evans teen Tyler Matthews ready for his next fishing adventure

Tyler Matthews' next great bass fishing adventure takes place this week on South Carolina's Lake Wateree.The Columbia County Youth Fishing Team's Tyler, 18, an Evans High junior, joins Harrison Norman, of the Junior Bassmasters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2014-08-14/evans-teen-tyler
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Scaffolding on bridge falls, kills 21-year-old WATEREE -A worker painting the U.S. Highway 601 bridge over the Congaree River has died after the scaffolding he was standing on collapsed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/07/met_368207.shtml
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Fishing, spirituality share a line

LAKE WATEREE, S.C. -- No matter how many fat, squiggly tournament bass he would pull from waters throughout the Southeast, Al Odom felt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/26/oth_234372.shtml
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Guards catch two fleeing inmates

REMBERT, S.C. -- Two inmates seen running away from the Wateree River Correctional Institution were recaptured before they could even get off the 5,000-acre facility. Fred Jenkins, 18...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/29/met_257588.shtml
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Across the region

...GCOLUMBIA - South Carolina Electric & Gas is denying claims it illegally discharged arsenic and other contaminants into the Wateree River near Columbia.The utility wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed in January by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-06-15/across-region
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...Sen. Phil Leventis expressed concern Friday that the state prisons agency was the host of a Christmas party for employees at Wateree Correctional Institution, days after Director Jon Ozmint said the agency needs more money to pay for necessities. Mr. Leventis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/04/met_436279.shtml
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Assistant track coach killed in watercraft accident

...CLEMSON, S.C. - An assistant men's track coach at Clemson has died from head injuries suffered in an accident on Lake Wateree, the university said Sunday. Jarrett Foster, 32, died Saturday while riding a personal watercraft on the lake near Seneca...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/10/cle_88380.shtml
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Advocates vie for prized land for nature preserve

...taking shape in the Midlands as a task force puts together plans to turn 200,000 acres in five counties along the Congaree, Wateree and upper Santee rivers into a wildlife and agricultural preserve. The task force, made up of state agencies and land protection...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/21/met_24692.shtml
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Fishing report ---FIX

...of fish caught and participants and total weight of the catch.Angler's Choice Teamsof South CarolinaJuly 25 resultsLake Wateree David Brown, Hephzibah, and Noel Brown, North Augusta, five bass, 13.15 pounds, $1,060. Dan Shealy and Phil Boland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/14/oth_236025.shtml
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