Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Aug 21, 2013
Press Release

Cairo, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) celebrated the official groundbreaking of the Tired Creek lake project in Grady County. Joined by the Grady County Commissioners, county officials, constituents, and fishing enthusiasts, Congressman Bishop marked the occasion as a great milestone, having personally been involved with the Tired Creek project for many years. Once completed, the 960-acre fishing lake will stimulate the regional economy and promote recreational tourism to Grady County.

“Today’s success is due to persistence. There were times when it seemed that the process would stall or fail, but due to the hard work of many people, we are here to celebrate,” said Congressman Bishop. “When you teach your children to fish, remember today. Remember our persistence and our belief in the Tired Creek project. And teach your children that you can cast your nets where there are seemingly no fish, because if you’re persistent, you will reel in a catch.”

Throughout his twenty-one years in Congress, Congressman Bishop has visited Tired Creek many times, including the point on the creek where the dam for the reservoir will be constructed. He and his staff have met with officials from Grady County, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and others in support of the project.

For a picture of the groundbreaking, please click here.