Gov. Perdue asked to move dirt he dredged from his lake property

JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia Power says Gov. Sonny Perdue has been asked to remove the dirt dredged from near his vacation home and dumped into Lake Jackson last month.

Perdue owns a vacation home on the lake. The Macon Telegraph newspaper reported that a neighbor spotted heavy equipment removing soil from Perdue's mud-clogged boat slip and dumping it farther into the lake.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Konswello Monroe says the company, which owns the lake, has issued a permit for Perdue to remove the soil in December when the water level is drawn down.

Monroe says the 5 cubic yards of soil will be moved to higher ground.

Perdue's spokesman, Bert Brantley, says the governor stopped dredging as soon as he was informed that a permit was needed.

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