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Georgia Power cutting jobs at coal-fired power plant near Rome

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 4/12/2017 10:03:00 AM

The Atlanta utility said 80 jobs are being cut at Plant Hammond, a 63-year-old power plant on the Coosa River near Rome, according to a press report. A spokesman for the company, John Kraft, told the Rome News-Tribune that the plant will remain in

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Coosa River Poem "Since Flight A" par Thin Martin

DailyMotion

Date: 4/11/2017 3:23:00 PM

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Georgia Power cutting 80 jobs from Plant Hammond workforce

Fish Wrap

Date: 4/7/2017 12:46:00 AM

Georgia Power is cutting 80 jobs — close to a third of its workforce — at Plant Hammond on the Coosa River west of Rome, according to utility spokesman John Kraft. “We have not announced any decision to close Plant Hammond and the units will continue

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Wetumpka mayor gets council approval for financing of emergency repairs

WSFA 12

Date: 4/3/2017 8:04:00 PM

The mayor of Wetumpka wants the city council's approval to seek financing for some much-needed repairs, including to roads, following the Coosa River floods of 2015. Christmas that year did not bring good tidings for the city when the Coosa breached its

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Catch Bass In The Wind

in-fisherman.com

Date: 4/1/2017 1:00:00 AM

Spotted Bass Shootout Bassmaster Elite angler Russ Lane targets spotted bass on the Coosa River Chain near his home in Alabama, as well as other waters across the Southeast and Midwest. He doesn’t mind fishing in wind. “In clear water, windy conditions

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The Lower Coosa segment, known as Coosa River Whitewater, has turbulent waters and Class III rapids. The fall line, the last stone underlayment supporting the Alabama uplands before the rivers grind deep into the plains on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, is an exciting place on any river in Alabama. It's especially loved on the Coosa River near the city of Wetumpka, whose very name means Rumbling Waters in Creek tongue.

The six miles of class I-III rapids, the eddies and standing waves bring people from everywhere to this run on the Coosa to flip, whirl and dive. And on top of that, there are the people who actually wanted to do those things as well.

One of the special things about whitewater on the Coosa is choice. With just one time through with an expert guide from a Wetumpka outfitter, you'll see that every peril has its not-so-perilous alternative. Take the notorious Moccasin Gap for example. Really good kayakers that use a play boat take the wave to the right of the enormous rock set into the river. If you have a long boat or aren't there to be a public spectacle, the class II drop to the left of the rock is for you. If you're a real novice, land your boat on the upstream side, haul it over the rock, and put back in on the quiet downstream side. Be sure to take advantage of the rock as a place to swim, paddle, picnic and sight see as wave after wave of visitors alight and leave like starlings.

The Coosa River Whitewater Festival is a three-day annual event sponsored by the Coosa River Paddling Club (CRPC), held in Wetumpka, Al. | Elmore County. Since 1985, the Whitewater Festival, which includes kayaking competitions, activities for amateur boaters, and live entertainment, has taken place on a section of the Coosa River between Jordan Dam and the city of Wetumpka. The festival is a charitable event, with proceeds benefiting groups devoted to environmental protection and the development of historic sites and trails along the river. The Whitewater Festival invites artists to create a design which focuses on various aspects of the festival including: canoes, kayaks, paddling, and the Moccasin Gap Kayak Competitions. Natural aspects of the Coosa River, such as plants and/or wildlife have at times been incorporated into some of the past designs.
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