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U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (Continued from page 29) al members of the Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club are currently training for spots on the U.S. Olympic Flatwater Sprint team for the 2012 Olympics in London. The venue is active all year with training for aspiring athletes, People of all ages enjoy camping at the many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campsites. youngsters just beginning to learn about rowing and paddling, or accomplished world-class paddlers who come to Lanier for the warmer weather and nearly ideal training conditions. Getting there Nestled between Georgia Highway 400 in Forsyth County to the west and Interstate 985 in Gwinnett and Hall counties to the east, Lake Lanier is easily accessible. Gainesville, in Hall County, is the nearest large city, situated on the lake’s northeast side. Cumming is located just west of Lake Lanier. Buford Dam Road, which transverses the dam with a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake and the Chattahoochee River below the dam, runs between I-985 and Georgia Highway 400, but it does not intersect either highway. Locals can provide good directions from either major thoroughfare to access Buford Dam Road. Alan Hope, who grew up in Gainesville and has published the lake’s monthly Lakeside on Lanier for almost 20 years, has a bird’s-eye view of the lake. “Lake Lanier is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the Southeast for recreation of all kinds,” Hope says. “It is amazing how this area has grown to attract nearly 8 million visitors each year, all with the same goal of having a memorable experience on one of the nation’s best lakes.” Pamela A. Keene is a freelance journalist and photographer living in Flowery Branch. Our readers asked for it, and here it is! It’s My View A collection of readers’ favorite ‘Viewpoint’ columns from GEORGIA Magazine It’s My View A collection of readers’ favor ite ‘Viewpoint’ columns from GEORGIA Maga zine More than 100 of Paul Wood’s top “Viewpoint” columns in a 6-by-9-inch hardcover book of 200-plus pages! President/CEO, Georgia Electric By Paul Wood Membership Corp. Georgia author Terry Kay says, “There’s more to the words Paul Wood has fashioned than syntax and syllables. Paul is there also. Paul, the person. Paul, the embodiment of a man who believes there’s a bedrock of hope and an unshakable possibility for good things to find their way to the surface of an everyday world jittery with uncertainty. ” Reserve your copy now! Makes a great holiday gift! Copies will be mailed by Thanksgiving 2011. Preorders are being accepted at $15.98, including shipping. Mail your check for $15.98 per copy to: GEORGIA Magazine/Viewpoint, P Box .O. 1707, Tucker, GA 30085, or go online to www.georgiamagazine.org/view pointbook to place your order. Deadline for preordering is Sept. 1, 2011.  “It’s My View” Preorder Form–$15.98 per copy includes postage My order/“Bill me address”: Name Address (No P.O. Boxes) Send gift copy to: Name Address (No P.O. Boxes) City / State / ZIP County E-mail Address Phone EMC Name: (optional) City / State / ZIP (Use additional sheet for more gifts.) Total Copies Ordered: Total Payment Enclosed: web exclusive Bill Me Make check payable to and mail to: GEORGIA Magazine/Viewpoint, P.O. Box 1707, Tucker, GA 30085 30 More online at www.georgiamagazine.org Find out how Lake Sidney Lanier and Buford Dam actually came about. Read “Lake Lanier: Act of Congress, a bit of history” on page 34B of the August 2011 digital edition at www. georgiamagazine.org. GEORGIA MAGAZINE History of Lake Lanier–online! web exclusive http://www.georgiamagazine.org/viewpointbook http://www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - August 2011

Georgia Magazine - August 2011
Table of Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Georgia's Energy Outlook
Southern speedsters
From humble to highfalutin
Second helping: Barbecue
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Snapshot
Snapshot Submissions
Meet legendary NASCAR driver Rex White
The history of Lake Lanier
Gardens plant of the month; Liberty notes
Energy-efficiency tips

Georgia Magazine - August 2011

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Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia Magazine - August 2011 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Table of Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Currents (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Currents (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia's Energy Outlook (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26C)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26D)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26E)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26F)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26G)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26H)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - My Georgia (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - My Georgia (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - My Georgia (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Snapshot Submissions (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Snapshot Submissions (Page 34A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - The history of Lake Lanier (Page 34B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Gardens plant of the month; Liberty notes (Page 34C)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Energy-efficiency tips (Page 34D)
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