Going Fishing

By rob.

Brittney Fitzpatrick | The Tribune 
Multiple species of fish have been stocked in the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir to include bass, bluegill, redear and black crappie and are growing to sizes between 12 and 14-inches as they continue to...

Reservoir hitting final stretch

By rob.

Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2015 12:00 am

By Robbie Schwartz

While many benchmarks were reached in last year, 2015 will be when residents of Walton County will see the tangible results of progress made on the Hard...


By rob.

July 7, 2014 thru July 21, 2014: Please be advised that Social Circle–Fairplay Road will be closed to thru traffic from Mount Paron Church Road to Conner Spur, beginning on Monday July 7th and ending on or around Monday July 21st. Please be...

More Funding for Reservoir

By rob.

Commissioners green light acceptance of second state loan

Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 6:00 pm | Updated: 1:06 pm, Tue Jun 10, 2014

By Robbie Schwartz

MONROE — Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve additional...

Reservoir project then ... and now

By jess.

Significant work taken place on water project recently

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By Robbie Schwartz

Then Now

WALTON COUNTY — Work on the Hard Labor Creek Reservoir has reached a feverish pace since Gov. Nathan Deal visited the site for a formal...

Reservoir groundbreaking tentatively set for August

By jess.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

By Robbie Schwartz

WALTON COUNTY — Blue ribbons tied to trees scattered throughout wooded areas show where the water will pool.

Construction vehicles are busy churning up red clay on either side of...

Hard Labor Creek Reservoir receives state aid

By jess.

by Blake Giles

Published: Thursday, August 2, 2012 4:37 PM EDT

The state approved two 40-year loans for the construction of the Hard Labor Creek Reservoir.

The loans to Oconee and Walton counties total $32 million and are part of $90.5 million in...

Deal urges progress on water projects

By jess.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gov.Nathan Deal said Monday it is time for the state to push ahead on the long road toward developing new sources of drinking water. But he said it must be local governments, not the state, taking the lead.


Final hurdle cleared for dam approval

By jess.

Posted: Walton Tribune, Sunday, March 6, 2011 12:00 am

By Robbie Schwartz

Permit for reservoir expected within 30 days, officials said

MONROE — County officials indicated last week they expect to have final approval for the dam...