Lake Lanier News

8/12/2017 9:08:00 AM
Chattahoochee River divides Alabama from Georgia Of our very interesting route from this place through the Indian nation to the white settlements in Alabama, I have sent you a long account in other letters. I forgot, however, to mention, that our host at ...

8/10/2017 11:30:00 AM
Atlanta Magazine
The Chattahoochee River was here long before the city, but sometimes people forget about it. The waterway is one of three trout rivers in the world that runs through a metro area of a million or more people. And then there are the fish. This is considered ...

8/9/2017 7:44:00 PM
Gainesville Times
A deluge of counties and cities on Monday joined in the war for water among Georgia and Florida that centers on Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River basin. Gainesville joined with the Atlanta Regional Commission, Forsyth, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Fulton ...

8/8/2017 9:00:00 PM
Housed in a restored cotton mill, the Columbus Marriott sits at the edge of Columbus’ historic residential district and within walking distance of the city’s Uptown dining, entertainment, and touring district along the Chattahoochee River. The hotel ...

8/8/2017 7:59:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Two men have been arrested after seven boats were stolen at Lake Lanier, a Hall County sheriff’s spokesman said Tuesday. Donald Ray Ladd, 46, and Bruce Michael Vandervoet, 56, were charged with theft by taking, Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said in a news release.

8/8/2017 6:26:00 PM
Sunshine State News
The Corps agreed this year to provide 621 million gallons per day to Georgia cities from the Lake Lanier reservoir near Atlanta. Florida opposed that decision, and environmental groups and the state of Alabama are challenging the decision in separate lawsuits.

8/8/2017 1:01:00 PM
The event, known as “The Grand,” is expected to bring more than 1,500 people from across the South to paddle on the Chattahoochee River. People will start enjoying the rapids at 9 a.m. The last group will take off at 5 p.m. for a two-hour journey.

8/8/2017 11:15:00 AM
Literally, nothing beats the heat in Georgia quite like going tubing down the Chattahoochee River. One of the best places to do it is in Helen, thanks to a guide company called Cool River Tubing. The company has been around since 1990 and is open seven ...

8/7/2017 7:30:00 AM
"The Chattahoochee River is the reason Atlanta is where it is," said Cox Enterprises' Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor. "The Chattahoochee River is the foundational lifeblood of Atlanta, and its health and future is synonymous with the health and future ...

8/6/2017 8:50:00 PM
GAINESVILLE - The Lake Lanier Association has released a letter urging the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Corps of Engineers to extend maximum efforts to restore and keep Lake Lanier at full pool level. In the letter Lake Lanier ...

8/6/2017 2:43:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The Lake Lanier Association is urging the state Environmental Protection Division to “use all available tools to restore and keep Lake Lanier at its full pool level.” “Due to the drought, Lake Lanier has not been at full pool since the spring of 2016 ...

8/5/2017 11:45:00 AM
HALL COUNTY - Hall County Fire Services responded to reports of a boat fire Friday night in the area of Lake Lanier Islands Campground. Hall County Fire Captain Zachery Brackett said responding units found an approximately 18 foot vessel fully involved in ...

8/3/2017 9:59:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The site nearest to Hall County managed by the National Park Service is the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Atlanta. At the state level, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources maintains Don Carter State Park on northern Lake Lanier.

8/3/2017 3:09:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier’s level has fallen slightly and is 1,065.20, or 5.80 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid 80s. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear-to-slightly stained. The creeks and ...

8/2/2017 1:00:00 AM
A van will take you to the viewing destination. More information Join the naturalist as we paddle up the northern part of Lake Lanier looking for the best spot to enjoy the epic solar eclipse. Enjoy the changes in tones as the landscape turns darker during ...

8/1/2017 10:00:00 PM
Atlanta Magazine
Over the dozen years I’ve been at Atlanta magazine, we’ve written a lot about the Chattahoochee. Two stories in particular come to mind—both oral histories. The first was in 2009, when Charles Bethea, a frequent contributor to the magazine, talked to ...

8/1/2017 10:03:00 AM
LAKE LANIER, Ga. — Scheduled for Aug. 19, near Helen in the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area, the event concludes with a picnic lunch at the Upper Chattahoochee Campground next to the river. The specific location is the Mark Trail Wilderness Area ...

7/31/2017 9:25:00 PM
Brunswick News
An EPD official in 2014 even mentioned to The News that aquifer storage might be a good way to alleviate concerns about a lack of water and drought in metro Atlanta, where a war over water in the Chattahoochee River has been waging between states for years.

7/31/2017 4:10:00 PM
S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates federal hydroelectric dams on the Chattahoochee River, was not included. Story Continued Below In May, Florida argued that the court had never found that a state was harmed by upstream water use but then ...

7/31/2017 2:22:00 PM
Here are some of the best cold tips from my frigid swim resume, which includes that long, cold dip in Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 2013 and 53 degrees in Lake Lanier. Brrrrrr! Often the first line of defense to the cold water, I present the wetsuit.

7/31/2017 10:17:00 AM
Fetch Your News
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District has made a decision to allow private floating facilities on Lake Lanier to use security cameras. The USACE repealed the prohibition on cameras after a 30-day comment period during which ...

7/29/2017 6:00:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
He’s also not concerned about his missing earring worth more than $100,000. Jones’ adventure on a jet ski at nearby Lake Lanier was a hot topic early in Falcons training camp. An Atlanta TV station reported Jones took a spill and lost the earring when ...

7/28/2017 9:45:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Security cameras will now be allowed on docks on Lake Lanier. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the ban on cameras had been lifted after a dozen years. After a 30-day comment period in May and June, the corps received 257 responses in favor ...

7/28/2017 2:58:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Security cameras will be allowed on private docks at Lake Lanier, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday. “We asked, and you responded regarding the prohibition on security cameras on private docks at Lake Lanier,” the corps, which owns and ...

7/27/2017 4:35:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The main lake and creek mouths are clear-to-slightly stained. The creeks and rivers are clear-to-stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river by calling 770-945-1466. Bass fishing ...

7/27/2017 1:40:00 PM
(The current reserve supply is just, gulp, three days). In order to fill the quarry, work launched last year to bore a five-mile tunnel to the Chattahoochee River via a machine named “Driller Mike,” in homage to the Atlanta rapper. At last check ...

7/27/2017 5:53:00 AM
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of Lake Lanier. WXIA-TV reported Tuesday that Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones lost it when he hit a boat wake and ...

7/27/2017 2:36:00 AM
11 Alive
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is opening in Gainesville and in keeping with tradition, the fast food chain is giving out free chicken for a year. The free chicken offer is only open to people who live near the restaurant and will go to ...

7/27/2017 1:11:00 AM
Gainesville Times
Robyn Lynch is still in her first month as venue manager at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, and she’s already looking to make sure Hall County residents don’t overlook the resource the park offers them. “We want to make sure that the community knows that ...

7/26/2017 3:55:00 PM
In February, special master Ralph Lancaster recommended that the court throw out the case because the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates reservoirs upstream from Florida on the Chattahoochee River, was not a party to lawsuit. Story Continued Below In ...

7/26/2017 6:08:00 AM
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia woman is celebrating her 104th birthday on Wednesday. Elizabeth Askew Harrington, of Gainesville, was born on July 26, 1923. She is celebrating her milestone day with close family and friends. Harrington remains an active ...

7/26/2017 12:51:00 AM
Gainesville Times
“Ultimately, it’s very doable — based on what we see — to have people going from Midtown (Gainesville) on a bicycle down to Lake Lanier Islands or even Braselton using nothing but bike paths,” Andrew said. Ga. 347 extends from Hog Mountain Road ...

7/25/2017 10:39:00 PM
The park today consists of 527 acres of beautiful woodlands, with trails and a spectacular view of the Chattahoochee River. At the center is a recreation of McIntosh’s home and a marker for his burial site. The park is open year ‘round except for major ...

7/25/2017 10:03:00 PM
Dawson News
The main lake and creeks mouths are clear to slightly stained. The creeks and rivers are clear to very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at (770) 945-1466.

7/25/2017 8:16:00 PM
11 Alive
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A dive team dipped below the surface of Lake Lanier on a rescue mission. They weren't searching for someone - but something. "I'm getting ready to dive for a diamond ring - a diamond earring," Bobby Griffin said. The self-described ...

7/25/2017 2:35:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
First, the conservancy and REI-Atlanta will co-host the second Paddle-Camp Extravaganza Sept. 23 and 24 on the Chattahoochee River in metro Atlanta. The camp is limited to only 50 people who will have the opportunity to camp under the stars in the ...

7/24/2017 9:59:00 PM
A bridge along Ga. 53 at Lake Lanier will close Monday and Tuesday nights in Hall County as crews build a new bridge. Lane closures will happen between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night on and near Boling Bridge, between Little Hall Park and Dogwood Path ...

7/24/2017 2:09:00 PM
(Not trying to scare you, just keeping it real!). Despite growing up swimming the in Atlantic ocean (dark water) and even fishing in the Chattahoochee River parts of Savannah (dark water), I was not prepared for the first time I went to “real” swim in ...

7/23/2017 12:38:00 AM
Gainesville Times
Also popular is tubing down the Chattahoochee River, which winds through Helen. Murdock was inspired by the legendary Valhalla restaurant in Sausalito, Calif., near San Francisco. The owner “had all these gorgeous women walking around in gowns serving ...

7/22/2017 5:40:00 AM
Gainesville Times
Lake Lanier was overrun by pirates Saturday for the annual Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run in Flowery Branch on Saturday. In the event, players sign up to buy a certain number of hands and earn cards in sealed envelopes from five stops along the lake ...

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