Nails dumped in Ga. 'swimming hole'

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LEESBURG, Ga. — Authorities are asking people to avoid a popular swimming hole on a south Georgia creek as they try to clean up hundreds of roofing nails dumped at the site.

The Albany Herald reports that members of the Lee County Fire Department’s dive team and volunteers will attempt to collect the nails from the “blue hole” underground spring on the Kinchafoonee Creek.

Lee County Chief Marshall and Code Enforcement Officer Jim Wright said vandals are suspected of dumping the nails.

Wright said a local company provided authorities with very strong magnets they hope will attract most of the nails.

The code enforcement office has posted signs asking people not to swim around the blue hole until after the cleanup effort.

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KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 11:17 am
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Is there a problem with

Is there a problem with frontal lobe development now as opposed to years past? Roofing nails, super glue? Nails where people are barefooted. How can you say "not criminal intent?"

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jross1981 06/20/12 - 11:35 am
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If you think thats bad...

Go down to the Augusta Aquaduct. Its like being surrounded by a dumpster. Baby diapers, empty coke bottles, and other various trash is left around by people with no respect for nature.

iLove
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iLove 06/20/12 - 11:38 am
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Necrotizing fasciitis

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Necrotizing fasciitis

boomhauer
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boomhauer 06/20/12 - 01:48 pm
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I wouldn't dare swim in a

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I wouldn't dare swim in a lake or stream or "swimming hole" anymore...too many bacteria, trash, pollutants, pranksters and so forth. At least a swimming pool is somewhat clean and maintained.

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KSL 06/20/12 - 06:08 pm
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Soapy, I was hoping it was.

Soapy, I was hoping it was. Thanks for the heads up.

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KSL 06/20/12 - 06:16 pm
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Interesting conversation

Interesting conversation going on between 4 ladies about the immune systems of people today. My husband I used to swim in my grandfather's pond. Not afraid of the moccasins or bacteria.

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