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Column: No rhyme or reason to change Lake Lanier’s name
Johnny Vardeman
If Ruth Waters were still alive, she’d probably be leading a march across Buford Dam protesting the suggestion that Lake Lanier could be renamed. Mrs. Waters was a respected, dedicated Hall County teacher and historian. Her former students know all too well how she was an ardent admirer of poet Sidney Clopton Lanier, for whom Lake Lanier is named.