Lake Harding News
7/2/2018 12:06:00 PM
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A routine training exercise became a real rescue mission when the Johns Creek Swiftwater team assisted seven people stranded on the Chattahoochee River July 22. Johns Creek Fire Department crews were in the middle of training that ...
6/29/2018 2:23:00 PM
This is why officials urge you to celebrate safely. VALLEY, AL (WTVM) - Authorities are on the scene of a possible drowning on Lake Harding in Valley. Early reports indicate a man went under the water and never resurfaced at around 7:00 p.m. Saturday night.
6/28/2018 9:11:00 PM
“It is truly an amenity that can't be built. More than 430 mi. long, the Chattahoochee River rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and flows southwesterly toward the Alabama state line. It ultimately merges with the Flint River and other ...
6/27/2018 2:25:00 PM
Our neighbors to the south are claiming victory in a longtime fight over water from Lake Lanier. Florida claims Georgia is using too much water and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the judge who heard details in this decade long ...
6/23/2018 8:21:00 PM
Top Summer Getaways
Nestled in the heart of a quiet residential neighborhood in Buckhead, this offshoot of the extensive Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has two entry points and nearly 4 miles of trails, with options for both novices and advanced hikers alike.
6/22/2018 9:11:00 PM
The group made up of volunteers and generous donors are hosting a weekend of water sports on Lake Harding in Fortson, Georgia. The guests of honor are disabled veterans who have a passion for fun in the water. The goal is to give the veterans a chance to ...
6/15/2018 10:27:00 AM
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Facebook has posted that the river is safe to enter once again. After immense flooding from Subtropical Storm Alberto, it is finally safe to go inside the Hooch for recreational summer fun. The U.S. Army ...
6/14/2018 4:24:00 PM
VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) - An urgent warning from East Alabama Fire District as two teen kayakers needed rescuing Thursday morning from the Chattahoochee River near Riverview Boat Ramp. Thank goodness the two teens were wearing life jackets or the rescue effort ...
6/12/2018 5:56:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Residents and visitors alike have seen trash and debris in West Point Lake and the Chattahoochee River, but efforts are being made to make that litter less prevalent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a major cleanup effort in September ...
6/7/2018 8:57:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considers the Chattahoochee River to be unsafe when Buford Dam releases water from Lake Lanier on its regular schedule, so it may not be a surprise that those concerns are heightened after recent storms. The corps has been ...
6/7/2018 1:19:00 PM
Atlanta Daily World
For 40 years, the Possum Trot 10K has allowed runners to take part in a great race while helping save animals and all along the beautiful banks of the Chattahoochee River. This year, the race gets running June 16 at 7 a.m. This is an Official AJC ...
6/7/2018 3:45:00 AM
Here is a friendly reminder that you probably should steer clear of the Hooch this weekend. The flooding in Helen affected the water levels along our stretch of the Chattahoochee. The Buford Dam, which controls the water level on our stretch of the Hooch ...
6/6/2018 9:39:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
A scenic spot where residents could take a stroll or do some fly fishing in the shadow of Buford Dam has been closed because of ongoing water releases designed to relieve Lake Lanier. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the closing of Lower Pool ...
6/5/2018 3:53:00 PM
Officials are warning people to stay off Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. Recent rains have caused the lake and river to swell making it dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers and paddlers. As a result, fifteen of the sixteen swimming ...
6/2/2018 6:15:00 PM
The Muscogee County Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who drowned following a whitewater rafting trip in the Chattahoochee River June 2. 46-year-old Alvin Lino was a resident of Marietta, GA who met his family in the Fountain City for ...
5/31/2018 3:57:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
The Army Corps of Engineers says despite high water levels, it's still safe to swim or boat in Georgia's Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. The Corps tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement that water must be released out of Buford Dam ...
5/31/2018 3:18:00 PM
Right now the Chattahoochee River has 10 times more water than it normally does. The Army Corps of Engineers are releasing water from Lake Lanier All this extra water comes from the recent rains causing Lake Lanier to exceed its summer pool level by nearly ...
5/24/2018 5:26:00 AM
Mother Nature Network
Kayakers emerge from mist on the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta. (Photo: Russell McLendon) That may only be a drop in the bucket, but what if similar mass cleanups happened every month or every week? That's actually why we have holidays like this ...
CDC worker whose body was found in the Chattahoochee River six weeks after he went missing has officially been ruled suicide by drowning
5/22/2018 12:50:00 PM
A Centers for Disease Control employee whose body was found in a river six weeks after he went missing, has been ruled a suicide. Timothy Cunningham's body was recovered from the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta on April 3 - more ...
5/14/2018 8:21:00 AM
The City of Atlanta could shell out $100,000 to help develop a multi-use trail along the under-appreciated Chattahoochee River. That is, if Atlanta City Councilman Dustin Hillis’s new legislation passes a council vote Tuesday. The piece of the $1.5 ...
5/11/2018 8:23:00 AM
The Business Journals
The city of Atlanta would contribute $100,000 toward a $1.5 million trail that would run along the Chattahoochee River for 100 miles under an ordinance introduced by Councilman Dustin Hillis. The Chattahoochee River Greenway would extend from Lake Lanier ...
5/6/2018 8:21:00 PM
It's rare, but if someone runs into an alligator, it's good to know the proper way to handle the situation. It's rare, but if someone runs into an alligator, it's good to know the proper way to handle the situation. GA (WRBL) - Photos and videos of ...
5/4/2018 2:38:00 PM
LAKE HARDING, Ga. - Lake Harding homeowner Christie Sykes is sharing an unsettling video of a large alligator swimming in the popular lake as a warning to parents to watch their children, grandchildren and loved ones. The family lives off Lee Road 385 ...
5/1/2018 1:17:00 PM
A coalition of public safety experts, and representatives from local clubs like Kiwanis, hosted a panel discussion Tuesday morning to remind the community that, while they can enjoy activities out on the Chattahoochee River, they need to understand the ...
4/28/2018 2:16:00 PM
I hate it, but I feel Congresswoman Martha Roby has stepped in it again with her reply about funding aviation at Fort Rucker. She touted her position on the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations and let us know that she was able to get Fort Rucker ...
4/25/2018 1:56:00 PM
Mother Nature Network
Armed with trash bags and grabber tools, a team of volunteers from Georgia Aquarium set out on a rainy Saturday to remove trash from local spots within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The effort was part of Sweep the Hooch day ...
4/23/2018 10:34:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park have jointly received a National Park Foundation grant to strengthen their volunteer programs at each park, respectively. At Chattahoochee River NRA ...
4/21/2018 5:18:00 AM
A memorial service was held Saturday morning for Timothy Cunningham, the CDC researcher whose body was found in the Chattahoochee River on April 4. Cunningham had been missing for several weeks before his body was found. He left work sick on February 12 ...
4/19/2018 11:36:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
"The historic district and Chattahoochee River are two of the defining characteristics of Roswell. This project is an amazing addition to our historic district and it helps the Chattahoochee River at the same time. I hope you will agree when you look ...
4/19/2018 7:30:00 AM
This past weekend's Art Park Vision Fest launched the effort to create a pop-up art park in Phenix City. It will be on the land between the Pedestrian bridge and 13th Street Bridge, next to the Marriott.
4/19/2018 6:35:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
Looking at the two creeks on a map, it makes sense. Near the point Peachtree Creek empties into the Chattahoochee River in west Buckhead, Nancy Creek flows from the north, starting off of a small lake near Womack and Tilly Mill roads. It passes Murphey ...
4/17/2018 6:53:00 PM
Duluth’s 2018 event calendar season has a little bit of something for everyone. From dancing characters, food trucks, and live music to rafting on the Chattahoochee River to camping underneath the stars at Rogers Bridge Park; residents can choose from an ...
4/6/2018 5:20:00 AM
The body of a missing 4-year-old boy was recovered Friday morning in the Chattahoochee River after a nine-day intensive search by rescue workers from multiple agencies across the Southeast, authorities have confirmed. Beau Rabon was discovered at 8:34 a.m ...
4/5/2018 11:15:00 AM
ATLANTA -- A body found late Tuesday night in the Chattahoochee River is that of a CDC scientist who went missing more than a month ago, officials said on Thursday. Timothy Cunningham, a 35-year-old worker at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
4/3/2018 1:08:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are in their seventh day of searching for a 4-year-old boy who's missing in the Chattahoochee River at Columbus, Georgia. Officials say the child was fishing from the riverbank with his father when he fell into the water ...
4/3/2018 10:01:00 AM
JOHNS CREEK, GA — Two public input meetings will be held next week so you can provide feedback about the Trail Master Plan for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Two meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12 and 10 a.m ...
4/3/2018 7:35:00 AM
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Several years of projects and investments were made to revitalize the Alabama side of the Chattahoochee River that will now include brand new public bathrooms in Phenix City. City council plans to cut the ribbon for the new ...
4/2/2018 8:11:00 AM
Rescue workers spent nearly 12 hours on the Chattahoochee River Monday looking for the body of a 4-year-old boy who likely drowned a week ago while he and his father were fishing from the bank. Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services and the Georgia ...
3/30/2018 3:46:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Just beneath the surface of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Bryan Watson says the currents can be vicious, and others who are knowledgeable of the water agree. "Now keep in mind also, that the river ...
3/28/2018 10:36:00 AM
MARRIETA, GA - From Cobb County Government: More than one hundred acres of wooded land along the Chattahoochee River will soon be developed into an accessible Cobb County park. Commissioners approved a master plan to develop the 103 acres plot near ...
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