Lake Lanier News

5/21/2017 1:38:00 AM
The west platform area is flatter and will have trails for beginners to intermediate riders. Those trails will provide the only views of the Chattahoochee River. The north platform area will have a backcountry feel and also be fairly forgiving, Doane said ...

5/17/2017 9:25:00 AM
Daytona Beach News-Journal
“We actually got eggs, and we saw them hatch and we watched them grow. Then we released them into the Chattahoochee River in Georgia.” This spring, they’re raising a different species: striped bass. These hybrids, the same as those released annually ...

5/16/2017 3:37:00 PM
1100 block of Broadway from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 2. Bay Avenue between 11th Street and the Chattahoochee River Club from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. While Broadway will be closed in two different blocks on Friday, the cross ...

5/15/2017 8:16:00 AM
“There were Cherokee all through this area because this was their nation,” he said. “From the Chattahoochee River all the way to Alabama was their country.” He said the long-lost fort serves as a symbol of loss for the Cherokee who were displaced ...

5/13/2017 1:17:00 PM
Attorney Rustin Smith agreed with Walters. Smith represented Martin Pecora, owner and president of Cadillac of Lake Lanier, the auto dealership directly across Browns Bridge Road from Carriage Nissan. Smith said, “This helicopter is already causing a lot ...

5/13/2017 10:23:00 AM
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Georgia peach growers say their growing season has been “a roller coaster” of weather that included cold snaps and drenching rain. Despite the challenges, Drew Echols says he expects to salvage about 70 percent of the peach crop ...

5/11/2017 6:56:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Lake surface temperatures fell last week, then rose back into the 70’s with this week’s hot weather. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466. Bass fishing remains ...

5/11/2017 11:18:00 AM
You’re cordially invited to visit the only state park on Lake Lanier for swimming, boat launching or to rent a kayak for a few hours. All is well after a brief warning about bacteria in the Chattahoochee, Lake Lanier’s primary tributary, near Don ...

5/10/2017 8:47:00 AM
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters hovered 1,500 feet above Lake Lanier last Friday and about 90 gung-ho Army Rangers from the 5 th Ranger Training Battalion based at Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega parachuted into the water near War Hill Park ...

5/9/2017 4:00:00 PM
Move over Jacksons, there’s a new kayak family in town. That’s what played out at this year’s U.S. Freestyle Kayaking National Championships on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia, where six children (from the 12-child Kellogg family ...

5/9/2017 1:44:00 PM
BUFORD, Ga. - May 9, 2017 - PRLog-- Representing the last weekend in May and the unofficial start to Summer (which doesn't OFFICIALLY begin until the summer solstice on June 21), Memorial Day Weekend at Lanier Islands is a popular tradition for countless ...

5/9/2017 12:46:00 AM
Forsyth News
Counties in a Level 2 are Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Paulding and White counties, all of which depend on Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River for water supply. “Lake Lanier is a large reservoir ...

5/8/2017 12:41:00 PM
La Grange Daily News
“There are very few towns that have a park on the bank of the Chattahoochee River, and have access with boat ramps and have a city that is encouraging getting out and kayaking, and so by helping encourage and inviting folks to join us, we are also hoping ...

5/6/2017 10:22:00 PM
Food Safety News
The Gainesville, GA, company posted the recall Saturday, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Only one product — organic Italian chicken sausage links — is subject to the recall. Consumers are urged to check their homes for the ...

5/6/2017 4:16:00 PM
Jac Capp, chief of the EPD Watershed Protection Branch said it's because of those counties' reliance on the struggling Lake Lanier. "Lake Lanier has a very small drainage area relative to how large that lake is, and we just haven't had the rains that we've ...

5/5/2017 6:23:00 PM
This week, just over an inch of rain fell at Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport. Lake Lanier continues to inch upward [the level was 1063.17 at 10 a.m. Friday] although the level is well below full pool of 1071. South Georgia is a different story ...

5/5/2017 3:51:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
"We're very concerned about that." She pointed to Lake Lanier, which is still eight feet below full pool leading into the season when it would normally drop several feet due to evaporation and water demands. Prior to the 2007 drought, it was only one foot ...

5/5/2017 12:55:00 PM
Island Packet Online
That finding in a new study by Clemson University and others at the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center near Georgetown, S.C., shatters long-accepted dogma on the reproduction and growth of the American alligator. “Either the dogma is wrong, or middle age is ...

5/5/2017 11:57:53 AM
Get Outdoors and experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area as you have never done before. Sweep the Hooch is a day of service mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, or paddlers to remove trash throughout the watershed.

5/5/2017 12:23:00 AM
Gainesville Times
“Typically we see very low levels of E. coli throughout the (Chattahoochee) river system, but after heavy rains where storm water washes contaminants … into the river, we do see E. coli spikes,” said Jason Ulseth, riverkeeper for the Chattahoochee ...

5/4/2017 11:17:00 PM
11 Alive
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Swimming can resume at at Lake Lanier's Don Carter State Park, the Department of Natural Resources said on Thursday. For the first time, swimming had been suspended at the park due to increased levels of E. coli bacteria. A Georgia ...

5/4/2017 6:06:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Department of Natural Resources has lifted the swimming advisory for Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier, officials said Thursday. The latest water-quality sample results show that bacteria levels are safe for swimming, spokeswoman Kim Hatcher said.

5/4/2017 10:30:00 AM
Construction on the Alagasco building is expected to take about 10 months and will have an additional 120 rooms. Buford, Ga.'s Ascent Hospitality is the developer and manager. The Elyton is Ascent's 14th hotel in Alabama and the second in Birmingham.

5/4/2017 7:53:00 AM
Outdoors First
The 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Opens is a 24-event series featuring tournaments for High School Fishing anglers around the country. The tournaments are free to enter, and the top 10 percent of teams in each event advance directly to the ...

5/4/2017 4:55:11 AM
Gainesville is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Georgia, United States. The population was 35,750 at 2009 census population estimates. Because of its large number of poultry processing plants, it is often called the chicken capital of the world.

5/4/2017 4:41:48 AM
Buford is a city in Gwinnett and Hall counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 12,387 as of 2009. Buford is part of the Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Buford is located at 34°7?1?N 83°59?55 ...

5/3/2017 7:08:00 PM
But those who want to try something a little more advanced should check out Morgan Falls Dam on the Chattahoochee River in Sandy Springs. Located at the very end of Morgan Falls Road, the dam has a small, metal fishing pier installed on the downstream bank ...

5/3/2017 12:56:00 PM
Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, May 20, for the 15th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival. Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park ...

5/3/2017 8:55:00 AM
FOX News
The Rothschild-Pound House is set in the historic neighborhood in Columbus and is walking distance to both the Chattahoochee River and downtown Columbus. Where to eat: 11 th and Bay Southern Table is posted along the Chattahoochee River and serves up ...

5/2/2017 6:46:00 PM
At issue, according to various media reports, was the landfill's proximity to Big Creek, which feeds Lake Lanier. There is no word yet if the developer, Glenn Hamilton, will file an appeal.

5/2/2017 1:44:00 PM
BUFORD, Ga. - May 2, 2017 - PRLog-- With Mother's Day just around the corner on Sunday, May 14, Lanier Islands invites families to give "Mom" the treat she deserves: a sumptuous feast fit for a queen inside an elegant ballroom. Hosted at the Southern ...

5/2/2017 9:44:00 AM
There will still be plenty of fun at the 2017 RiverFest on Friday and Saturday. Event coordinator Stephanie Woodham said the annual competition on the Chattahoochee River was canceled this year, but it may return in 2018. “We just did not have enough ...

5/2/2017 1:00:00 AM
Memorial Day River Canoe Trip at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Sunday Take advantage of your day off and enjoy a little peace and quiet with a beautiful paddle down the Chattahoochee River. A naturalist will guide you from 9 a.m. to noon and get you back ...

5/1/2017 8:35:00 PM
What was the neatest thing about it? “That we were so high in the air and were going so fast. We could see all the Chattahoochee River and everything. And I saw my school,” says Jihran Gomilla. “My dream is to be a mathematician.> Would that figure ...

5/1/2017 7:02:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Buford leaders rejected a proposal to build an inert landfill near a creek that feeds into Lake Lanier Monday night, drawing cheers from dozens of people who showed up to oppose the proposal. The application by Glenn Hamilton brought a range of different ...

5/1/2017 3:16:00 PM
West Bank Overlook Park is Lake Lanier’s most frustrating park, but at least it’s open all year. As you drive west on Buford Dam Road across the edifice that created Lake Lanier, you will love the views of the Chattahoochee River WAY down below.

5/1/2017 11:44:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Watson posted pictures of the car and his mother Deann on social media over the weekend. Watson, from Gainesville, Ga., was drafted No. 12 overall by the Houston Texans in the 2017 NFL Draft.

5/1/2017 9:58:00 AM
Gainesville Times
Dale Caldwell, headwaters watershed protection specialist with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, has said his group’s biggest concern is the landfill would be about 7,500 feet from Buford’s water supply on Lake Lanier. He brought up the point again Monday night.

5/1/2017 6:28:00 AM
Saporta Report
When people think about water and Atlanta, years of litigation and media coverage means that the Chattahoochee River is probably what comes to mind. The headwaters and much of the Chattahoochee, even into the metro area, flow through vast protected forests ...

4/30/2017 8:36:00 AM
The Tampa Tribune
The oysters and the other wildlife, too. Upstream, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers controls Lake Lanier, north of Atlanta, and four other reservoirs on the Chattahoochee. The Corps shows no inclination to send more water Florida's way. Nor does the state ...

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