Residents celebrate Fourth of July at Lake Tobesofkee


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – People across Middle Georgia celebrated our nation’s Independence Day at Lake Tobesofkee.

The Rome family is one of many that celebrated the Fourth of July at Lake Tobesofkee.

“We like the beach. I like it. Yeah, it’s relaxing. Everybody enjoying themselves. Everybody having fun,” says a member of the Rome family.

The family is from Atlanta and love to take road trips to experience other places. Lake Tobesofkee is a recreation facility in Macon-Bibb County, where people come to go to swimming, boating or just to relax.

Danny Carmichael is from Macon and he has been coming to the lake for many years.

Carmichael adds it’s a beautiful place where he can enjoy being with his family.

“A lot of them out there on the boat. I don’t swim so I don’t get out there. I just sit here under the tree, and chill out.,” Carmichael says.

Lake goers say this the place to be on the fourth of July. People from all across the state came to celebrate, including a former NFL player.

“I used to come here when I was a kid, been everywhere in the world. And it was good to just come back and share it with my kids and my family,” says former NFL player, Laron Scott.

Scott adds there’s something in particular he’s anxious to try while he visits.

“I had a couple of my guys from the New York Giants tell me that they do the jet skis out here. I haven’t been able to try it yet, but I’m looking forward to it,” Scott continues.

Admission is three dollars per person. Children six years old and younger get in for free.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Karlisha Booze joined the 41NBC news team in October 2013 as the producer for 41 TODAY. A year later, reporting for Channel 17, the Bibb County School District channel, was added to her responsibilities. Born and raised in Macon, Karlisha is proud to be in her hometown doing what she loves to do. Karlisha's passion for news began in elementary school where she anchored the school's morning news and got an opportunity to try out for the Junior Journalists at WMAZ. She also performed in commercials with Kids Voting Georgia, for Bibb County and Cox Communications. Prior to working at 41NBC, she was a news intern at WGXA and was later hired as a production assistant and worked as a fill-in anchor/producer for the station's morning news broadcast. Karlisha graduated from Middle Georgia College in 2009 with an Associate of Arts (Communications), from Fort Valley State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), and from Ashford University in 2014 with a Master of Arts (Organizational Management). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate focusing on Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and spending time with family and friends, especially her son, Ka'Dence. If you have any story ideas, please pass them along!