Corps Releases Water from Lake Hartwell as Safety Measure

With Lake Hartwell now at flood stage, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the spillways at Hartwell Dam early this morning. Overnight, the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg said the lake had reached flood stage, 665 ft msl – some five feet above full pool (see full story below). “For the next several weeks water will be released from […]

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Hartwell Lake at Flood Stage Says National Weather Service

Hartwell Lake is nearing historic levels and now the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg says the lake has reached flood stage. As of Monday, the level stood at just over 664 feet above mean sea level. But Meteorologist Justin Lane said flood stage for the National Weather Service is considered 665 ft msl, which he said happened overnight. “Actually a […]

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Hartwell Dam Spillway to be Opened Wednesday

If you have never seen the Hartwell Dam spillway gates open you will have a chance to do so Wednesday. The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers will test spillway gates at its three dams on the Upper Savannah River Wednesday and Thursday. Corps Of Engineers spokesperson Tracy Robillard said during the tests the spillway gates will be opened to give […]

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No Investigation Planned for Alleged Executive Session Leaks

A call for an ethics investigation into reported leaks from Franklin County commission executive sessions is going nowhere. At the request of the Board of Commissioners, County manager Billy Morse said he contacted the Georgia Ethics Commission only to find out that state office had changed. “I first contacted the Georgia Transparency and Government Finance Commission, which was formerly the […]

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Special Rabies Clinic Scheduled for Royston/Franklin Springs

Continued reports of rabid wildlife turning up in Royston and Franklin Springs has prompted both municipalities to call for another low-cost rabies clinic for pet owners. The clinic will be held at two locations on Saturday, July 20th. Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff said he was contacted recently by Royston and Franklin Springs Police Chiefs and asked to […]

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