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(Rickey Smiley Morning Show) Federal officials have temporarily halted plans to rename Georgia’s famous haunted reservoir Lake Lanier and the Buford Dam, two landmarks named after Confederate soldiers.
After pushback from Republican representatives, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday they would be pausing any renaming efforts pending further guidance from the Department of the Army.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is pausing any actions related to project renaming pending further guidance from the Department of the Army,” Gene Pawlik, acting chief of public affairs for the Corps, said in a statement.
According to the Gainesville Times, the Army Corps of Engineers announced their plans for the name changes just hours before the pause announcement and even set up a website to gather public sentiment. Their plan was following the 2021 federal law called the Naming Commission, which oversees efforts to…Georgia GOP Push Back On Renaming Haunted Lake Lanier