Lake Lanier News

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 ...

4/25/2018 11:08:00 AM
Atlanta Eater
A portion of Lake Lanier Islands in Buford (that’s Hall County) is getting a Jimmy Buffet makeover, the AJC reports. Can’t make it to Key West or the beaches along the 30-A this summer? No problem. Margaritaville at Lanier Islands will have plenty of ...

4/24/2018 8:32:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Lanier Islands and Safe Harbor Davelopment LLC announced earlier this year that the developer would be taking over the LanierWorld attraction at Lake Lanier and converting it to a Margaritaville theme. Among the new details announced Tuesday were features ...

4/24/2018 5:55:00 PM
The Chronicle Herald
Canadian athletes were selected this weekend at the first set of the national sprint team trials on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. The sprint and paracanoe World Cups will be held in Szeged, Hungary and Duisburg, Germany over two consecutive weekends ...

4/23/2018 11:02:00 AM
Lake Lanier
Unfortunately, on Friday, April 20, 2018, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released bad news for winter camping on Lake Lanier. Our friends with the USACE who oversee the parks and campsites on Lake Lanier released a statement saying winter camping ...

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 ...

4/22/2018 7:15:00 PM
The Chronicle Herald
Nova Scotia paddlers won four finals on Sunday at the Canoe Kayak Canada’s first set of national team trials at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. Craig Spence of Cheema won the men’s C1 500 metres in one minute, 48.285 seconds. Tom Hall of Cheema was ...

4/21/2018 5:18:00 AM
CBS Atlanta
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
Gwinnett Citizen
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 ...

4/17/2018 7:18:00 AM
USA Patch
BUFORD, GA — With summer weather quickly approaching, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Sydney Lanier warned kayakers, paddle boarders and tubers to be aware that attempting to launch down river during a water release is extremely dangerous and ...

4/13/2018 11:49:00 AM
USA Patch
Buford, Ga. – April 13, 2018 – Often the unsung hero of the family, mom deserves a special celebration all her own to let her know how much she's loved and appreciated. This year, Lanier Islands is setting the table and firing up the stove for a Mother ...

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 ...

4/5/2018 10:27:00 AM
Lake Lanier
Bolding Mill Campground, operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, is a precious jewel in Lake Lanier’s crown. Bolding Mill is a haven of rest on the northwest side of Lake Lanier, and the portal to excitement for sailing, paddling, fishing or water ...

4/4/2018 7:24:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
Two local high school students are spending their spring break fishing on Lake Lanier, and it is only fitting. Brooks Anderson and Mason McCoy were recently named honorable mentions on the Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team. “Even if I didn ...

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
USA Patch
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 ...

3/30/2018 10:50:00 AM
USA Patch
Buford, Ga. – March 30, 2018 – Boasting 12 of 18 holes on or within view of the pristine waters of Georgia's Lake Lanier, Lanier Islands' Legacy Golf Course serves as an ideal introduction to the time-honored game of golf to players of all ages.

3/28/2018 10:36:00 AM
USA Patch
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 ...

3/27/2018 7:08:00 PM
The two Youtube stars who dive for treasure down at the Chattahoochee River came up on a new discovery. They switched up their locations and were searching in an urban canal near Midtown Columbus for some new finds. What they found was something they never ...

3/27/2018 11:32:00 AM
My Edmonds News
Ploggers picking up litter along the Chattahoochee River, part of a Trashercize program in Tennessee. (Photo by Chuck Rogers/Wikipedia) Ever try plogging? I’d never heard of it until I read an article in The Iceland Review – a paper I took up reading a ...

3/26/2018 9:00:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
County commissioners say they expect to receive several public comments Tuesday night over the name of about 103 acres of county property east of Mableton Parkway between Discovery Boulevard and the Chattahoochee River. The park’s name is part of a ...

3/22/2018 3:30:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
Commissioners will consider approving a park master plan for about 103 acres of county property east of Mableton Parkway between Discovery Boulevard and the Chattahoochee River in Mableton. A measure containing the master plan would also see the park named ...

3/22/2018 12:46:00 PM
Lake Lanier
Out with the old and in with the new. That’s what’s happening with the old way we used to pay for parking at US Corps of Engineers (USACE) parks on Lanier. The new way is paying at automated payment gizmos the USACE is calling fee machines.

3/21/2018 10:01:00 PM
The Classic marked the fourth tournament in as many weeks for Cox, who missed the first day of the unofficial three-day Classic practice session the previous Friday because he was competing in the Lake Lanier FLW Tour. A 40th-place finish at Lanier netted ...

3/20/2018 12:36:00 PM
The man who has been hawking barbecue and sweet tea for more than 43 years on the banks of the Chattahoochee River is now using the latest cultural catch phrase to sell pickles. “Nope,” Morpeth said from somewhere far, far away where he doesn’t have ...

3/20/2018 5:11:00 AM
The Statesman
Whitewater Express offers guided and guide-assisted trips beginning in Phenix City on the Chattahoochee River. Containing several Class IV rapids and 10 smaller rapids, this river is one of the longest urban white-water rafting course in the world.

3/13/2018 10:10:00 PM
For the 2nd- through 5th-place anglers, it was the best they'd ever finished. While Hallman gained his second career FLW Tour win last week at Georgia's Lake Lanier, those who finished closest to him in the standings posted the highest placements of their ...

3/12/2018 11:33:00 PM
In the 1950s, the Army Corps of Engineers built the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in Georgia for flood control and transportation. Lake Lanier, a 38,000-acre lake (58 square miles), was created by this dam. This lake is also fed by the Chestatee River.

3/10/2018 7:15:00 AM
Dothan Eagle
Epworth United Methodist Church and the Chattahoochee River Warden. Following a morning of collecting trash the volunteers were treated to a lunch sponsored by Phil’s B-B-Q. Each volunteer also received a T-shirt with a beautiful picture printed on the back.

3/9/2018 6:12:00 PM
Oklahoma pro Bradley Hallman weighed another solid limit of spotted bass – 18 pounds, 7 ounces – to extend his lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake Lanier presented by Ranger Boats. The field of 184 boats is now cut to 30, with Hallman bringing a ...

3/9/2018 1:26:00 PM
Across the Chattahoochee River, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will work to ensure public safety with state troopers enforcing state laws and assisting motorists and boaters. ALEA said parents should talk with teens, especially those who will be ...

3/9/2018 12:47:00 PM
The Business Journals
Effective Thursday, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division lifted Level 1 restrictions, citing recent rains that have replenished Lake Lanier, the largest water storage reservoir in the Chattahoochee River Basin. However, limits on outdoor watering ...

3/8/2018 1:30:00 PM
Lake Lanier
If you’re looking for a park that is far from Atlanta but close to perfect … you’re looking for Laurel Park on Lake Lanier. The turn off Cleveland Highway (Route 129), north of Gainesville is easy to miss. Once you find it, you’ll never forget ...

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