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Hartwell Lake is one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963 as part of a flood control, hydropower and navigation project, authorized purposes now include recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife management. Each year, millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences-making Hartwell one of the most visited Corps lakes in the nation.


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Extension News
  • Georgia Cotton Crop link UGA Extension reports as high as 80 to 90 percent losses in some fields. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2018
  • Hurricane Michael Totals link Harvest-season hurricane's impact will be deep and long lasting. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/18/2018
  • Vegetable Damage link Poised for harvest, many southwest Georgia vegetable growers lost their crop to Michael's high winds. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 10/17/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 19 - Oct 21 Weekend in the Classic City The Georgia Collegiate 4-H Clubs are excited about the opportunity to work with your high school 4-H'ers and help them learn more about life as a college student at Weekend in the Classic City 2018. Workshops will focus on the college search process, application preparation, scholarships, student life and so much more! No late registration will be available and space is limited! Athens, GA - (40.0 Miles)
  • Oct 20 Run for Your Health Annual Walk GA Zombie 5k & 1 Mile Candy Crawl Put on your shoes and join us as we move more and become healthier. The City of Davisboro, GA is promoting better health in their community by hosting a Zombie 5K & 1 Mile Candy Crawl. Before the race, participants will be given a flag belt, sort of like flag football. These flags represent your health. The Zombies want to take your flag and possible take a bite out of you. If you loose all your health flags, you will receive an "infected" medal at the finish line. If you finish with a flag, you will receive the "Survivor" medal at the finish line. You may also choose not to participate with flags and only run the 5K course through the City. The 1 Mile Candy Crawl will start soon after the last runner from 5K finishes. Children will be given a bag, in which they can run the one mile course and collect candy along the way. We want you to Move More, Live More! Davisboro, GA - (96.0 Miles)
  • Oct 20 State 4-H Wildlife Judging State 4-H Wildlife Judging Hampton, GA - (104.0 Miles)
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