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From water to watts: Lay Dam’s centennial celebrated

The Clanton Advertiser

Date: 10/24/2014 7:28:00 AM

On Dec. 4, 1906, Gadsden entrepreneur and steamboat captain William Patrick Lay founded the Alabama Power Company and began plans to build a dam near the site of Lock 12 on the Coosa River. Lay acquired congressional approval to build the dam, cleared the

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Walker County men charged in Alabama slaying

Times Free Press

Date: 10/23/2014 1:10:00 PM

Cherokee County, Ala., authorities have named two Walker County, Ga., men in the killing of 39-year-old Billy Ingram at his home in the Farill community, not far from Weiss Lake. Authorities say Ingram was shot to death in an incident that was reported to

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ALABAMA PWR4 2PREF : FERC Issues Order Approving Report on Non-Project Use Completion Re Alabama Power Company Under P-2146

4 Traders

Date: 10/17/2014 3:53:00 AM

On September 2, 2014, Alabama Power Company (licensee) filed a report regarding Lake Point Development, LLC's (applicant) progress in completing construction of approved multiple non-project use of project lands and waters facilities at the Coosa River

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Wetumpka honors breast cancer victims, survivors

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 10/16/2014 12:50:00 PM

Wetumpka honors breast cancer victims, survivors Joan Jones of Wetumpka speaks in downtown Wetumpka on Thursday prior to a balloon release at the Coosa River to promote early detection and to honor survivors and victims of breast cancer. Check out this

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John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride will roll Saturday from fairgrounds

Fish Wrap

Date: 10/16/2014 6:07:00 AM

53, Ward Mountain Road, West Hermitage Road and North Avenue, among others. Wisdom — also known as “Georgia’s Paul Revere” — was a ferry master on the Coosa River in Gadsden, Alabama, who rode overnight in May 1863 from Gadsden to Rome to warn

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• River: Coosa River
• Surface Area: 30,200 Acres
• Shoreline: 447 Miles
• Length: 45 Miles
• Volume: 1,433,300 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 5,270 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
Lake Weiss (pronounced "Wice") is an Alabama Power Company hydroelectric impoundment covering 30,200 acres in northeast Alabama on the Alabama - Georgia border. The Weiss Lake fishery is the major economic influence in Cherokee County, so the locals treat anglers very well. Four free public access areas and 37 privately run marinas service Lake Weiss. Campgrounds, motels and rental cabins dot the shoreline of the lake.

the lake was named after Fernando C. Weiss, who was born in Dallas, Texas, March 5, 1892. He was hired by Alabama Power in 1913.
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