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Facebook to label premature election victory claims by candidates

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Date: 11/2/2020 2:26:00 PM

(NEXSTAR) – As part of Facebook’s strategy to fight misinformation on the platform ahead of an election in which the president has already said he wouldn’t publicly commit to accepting the

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Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over disruption of legislature

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Date: 10/31/2020 11:10:00 PM

Pan-democratic legislator Lam Cheuk-ting, is taken away by security during a Legislative Council’s House Committee meeting in Hong Kong, Monday, May 18, 2020. Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong’s

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UPDATE: Georgia reports 358,225 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 6,398 in Columbus

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Date: 10/30/2020 8:55:53 AM

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After Zeta comes a cold front and drier cooler weather, then another cold front in the forecast

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Date: 10/29/2020 2:37:00 PM

Right now: A stratus cloud deck, which resembles a type of shelf cloud has dry air working behind it. This distinct line is the physical cold front. You’ll see and feel a difference in the

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Georgia Power contract worker drowns at Lake Oliver Dam

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Date: 10/27/2020 3:44:00 PM

UPDATE 10:55 p.m. – Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has released the name of the Georgia Power contract worker who drown Tuesday afternoon at Lake Oliver Dam. Bryan says Alex Paxton, a scuba diver

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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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