West Point Lake News

5/22/2018 12:50:00 PM
Daily Mail
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
Curbed
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 ...

5/3/2018 6:37:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will hold a sunset jazz cruise on West Point Lake on Friday, May 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 pm. The cruise will take place aboard the Miss Sally floating classroom and will feature an evening sunset cruise on West Point Lake and the ...

5/3/2018 8:09:00 AM
WTVM
WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) – The City of West Point has issued a boil water advisory following a major water main break. At this time, residents may experience low pressure or up to no water. “The City apologizes for any inconvenience during this time and ...

5/3/2018 7:58:00 AM
WRBL
They say water pressure may be low but will return soon. Water Boil Advisory is still in effect until further notice. WEST POINT, Ga (WRBL) --Officials say a major water main has broken in West Point, and repairs are in progress. Officials say it is being ...

5/2/2018 12:27:00 PM
WRBL
LaGRANGE, Ga (WRBL) - Two LaGrange women invite the community to join them in what's become an annual tradition--a National Day of Prayer observance. All faiths are welcome to attend the event on Thursday, May 3, the National Day of Prayer. Linda McGill ...

5/1/2018 1:17:00 PM
WTVM
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 ...

5/1/2018 12:25:00 PM
WRBL
All public access will be closed for the West Point Dam, Anderson Day Use Park, the Powerhouse road and the lower portion of West Point Lake from the dam, north, to river channel buoys 9 and 10 to ensue safety and security for the soldiers participating in ...

4/28/2018 9:40:00 PM
USA Patch
The event covered over 100 miles of the Chattahoochee River and tributaries with over 40 cleanup locations from the headwaters above Lake Lanier south to West Point Lake. The TSW team focused on cleaning Nancy Creek in Brookhaven's Murphey Candler Park.

4/28/2018 2:16:00 PM
Dothan Eagle
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
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
Topix
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 ...

4/11/2018 3:43:00 AM
WRBL
LAGRANGE, Ga (WRBL) - The 2018 USA South Spring Sports Festival takes place April 11-15. LaGrange College is working in partnership with LaGrange/Troup County Parks & Recreation to hose the festival for the second straight year. The events will include ...

4/6/2018 3:33:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will hold a fishing workshop with Ken Bearden on West Point Lake May 5. Bearden, a local fishing guide, will be teaching skills including casting, selecting fishing gear, knot tying, spooling lines and selecting hooks ...

4/6/2018 5:20:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
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
KXTV
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 ...

4/4/2018 7:48:00 PM
WTVM
The water levels at West Point Lake are currently about eight feet below normal for this time of year. Other lakes in the state are as much as 16 feet low. As you can imagine, it affects local businesses that depend on boaters and fishermen. Business at ...

4/3/2018 3:13:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Troup County is the best kept secret with West Point Lake right here in our backyard. George Middleton and Dr. Dick Noles were having fun on West Point Lake the last Friday in March while fishing. Dick was a college professor while I was at the ...

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
WSFA
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
Ledger-Enquirer
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
WRBL
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
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
WLTZ
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 ...

3/20/2018 12:36:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
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.

3/18/2018 5:21:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Throughout the evening there will also be opportunities to meet CRK staff and learn how they serve the community through education programs like the West Point Lake Floating Classroom and Neighborhood Water Watch — a citizen-based water monitoring program.

3/12/2018 11:33:00 PM
SCNow
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 5:49:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Join aboard Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s (CRK) Miss Sally floating classroom for a Saturday afternoon on West Point Lake and the opportunity to see local wildlife like never before. This guided tour is open to the public and will be led by CRK staff and ...





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