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***Lights Up on the Lake .mJames H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA  - Enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake from 5-10 p.m.   Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.

***Trail update in Rome December 16 Consultants with ALTA Planning will be in Rome December 16 for a public meeting to present what is expected to be the final draft for the Master Transportation plan related to pedestrian and bicycle routee.  The meeting will be held in The Forum from 5:30 until 7:00. Once the final plan is submitted to Rome and FLoyd County officials it will be out for public review for at least 30 days prior to final adoption.The bike/ped plan has not been updated in over six years.

***LRC Superintendent to retire Gail Bishop, superintendent of Little River Canyon National Preserve and Russell Cave National Monument, will retire on November 28, 2014, after more than 37 years with the National Park Service.  She has been the superintendent at the two Alabama national park units for more than two years. Superintendent Paul Carson of Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail will serve as acting superintendent of Little River Canyon National Preserve and Russell Cave National Monument until a permanent selection is made.

***ARC sues Corps over Allatoona water plan  - The Atlanta Regional Commission, the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority and the State of Georgia filed lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The suits stem from the Army’s failure to act on water supply requests in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin that have been pending for more than 30 years. ARC has a long-standing commitment to defend the region’s access to water supply. The Army recently released a new water control plan for Allatoona Lake that does not address the water supply issues that have remained unresolved for decades. 

water a day from the Coosa River at Plant Hammond near Rome, used 

it cool the plant’s coal-fired power generators and then sent most of it 

back to the river as hot water. Now, more than 40 years after the passage 

of the Clean Water Act and more than a decade after state tests showed 

the Coosa was suffering from depleted oxygen—one consequence of the 

hot water discharge—Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) 

has still not required the company to install a cooling system that would 

dramatically reduce water use at the plant and restore healthy oxygen 

levels in the river. A cleanup plan that was originally proposed in 2003 has 

never been implemented and EPD now says it will not be ready until 2016.

***Weiss added to Bass Trail - The Alabama Bass Trail is proud to announce two lakes have been added to the state’s popular fishing trail for 2015. The North Division welcomes Weiss Lake while the South Division welcomes Lake Martin. The additional two lakes bring the popular trail to 13 premier bass fishing lakes located throughout the state of Alabama. Weiss Lake, located in Cherokee County, is an Alabama Power Company hydroelectric impoundment covering 30,200 acres and is a major economic driver for the county. There are four free public access areas and 37 privately run marina services around the lake. 


Coming Events

January 3, 2015 - Snake Creek Gap Mountain Bike Time Trials - Dalton  17 and 34 mile rides

February 7, 2015 - Snake Creek Gap Mountain Bike Time Trials - Dalton  17 and 34 mile rides

March 7, 2015 - Snake Creek Gap Mountain Bike Time Trials - Dalton  17 and 34 miles rides

Apeil 2, 2015 - CRBI Greenie Awards - Barnsley Gardens