Lake Lanier Buford Dam aerial (copy)

Lake Lanier and Buford Dam are shown in this undated photo looking toward Buford Dam Park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Friday afternoon that it would begin seeking new names for the lake and dam.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched — and then quickly “paused” — efforts to find a new name for Lake Lanier and Buford Dam on Friday afternoon.

The lake and the dam were highlighted in a report from a federal commission that looked at renaming Department of Defense properties which are named for people who served in the Confederate Army. The Naming Commission was created in response to the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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Okay, this is absolutely ridiculous. Enough is enough!!!! These woke liberals are doing everything they can to destroy our history, our heritage and our country. Never ever vote for a democrat!!!!

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