West Point Lake 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 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 ...

8/4/2017 6:34:00 PM
La Grange Daily News
After our walk, we swung by Frios Gourmet Pops for some ice cream, the first time I’d ever been there. We also went by West Point Lake so that my mother and father in law could get their hands and feet in the water. Colorado has a lot of great things ...

8/1/2017 10:45:00 PM
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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 2:53:00 PM
LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) – The Board of Troup County Commissioners approved a resolution calling for an election to impose a County SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The current one cent sales tax imposed in 2013 will expire in 2018.

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 7:06:00 PM
La Grange Daily News
We will not want to disappoint the Georgia line nor the kids, so we’ll offer a spirited version of Ray Charles’ “Georgia” the moment we get to the other side of the Chattahoochee River. We’ll be sliding into LaGrange with a few red embers still ...

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 3:54:00 PM
A new skateboard park is being planned for LaGrange, Ga. and a former professional skateboarder Kanten Russell will lead a design workshop Thursday evening. According to a news release from the city, the meeting is 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the District 4 ...

7/29/2017 4:19:00 PM
The native of West Point, Ga., is a Columbus State University graduate and former Springer Opera House star. After moving to New York City less than a year ago, he’s already landed his first major Broadway role in “BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical.”

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 ...

7/26/2017 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 ...

7/25/2017 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 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 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 12:54:00 AM
The Chattahoochee River — a place for friends, fun, paddling and summer sun. But what mysterious creatures lurk beneath the murky water? What denizens of the deep await, ready to strike the unsuspecting paddleboarder when they least expect it? How can we ...

7/21/2017 2:24:00 PM
"The Chattahoochee river restoration project has several similarities to the Grand River Project and they are seeing the significant environmental, economic, and social benefits of a restored urban waterway," said Muller, who has served as a volunteer co ...

7/20/2017 5:14:00 PM
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning with John Miller and some of his fellow kayakers, getting a lesson in paddling on the Chattahoochee River.

7/20/2017 10:20:00 AM
You can now zip to Phenix City — and back. Really, you can zip across the Chattahoochee River and back thanks to the expansion of zip line that operates in Columbus and Phenix City. Thursday morning the expansion of the zip line that includes small runs ...

7/19/2017 8:17:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It was five years ago when the Chattahoochee River in Columbus changed, and the economy surrounding the river changed as well. “We’re very pleased with the response that we’ve seen so far, and feel like it’s only going to ...

7/18/2017 11:40:00 AM
It has a moderate difficulty rating and is a wonderful way to experience the Chattahoochee River up close and personal…all within the Atlanta Perimeter! Bring your pup along for the adventure because this trail is dog-friendly! Just keep your pup on a leash.

7/17/2017 4:00:00 PM
Check out this video highlighting the big brown trout in the Chattahoochee River–the major source of drinking water that flows through Atlanta. There’s also some great discussion of the Quality Hooch campaign. Our Atlanta stores, SweetWater Brewery ...

7/16/2017 8:28:00 PM
GA- It’s no secret that Columbus has had it’s fair share of drownings at the Chattahoochee River, but with Whitewater Express celebrating the 150,000th rafter down the River, owner Dan Gilbert says drownings are unfortunate, however they haven’t had ...

7/14/2017 9:32:00 PM
With nearly 1.8 million people visiting Columbus each year, the Chattahoochee River sees plenty of action from tourists, rafters and residents. But the river’s normally placid appearance hides a dangerous secret, and rescuers with Columbus Fire and EMS ...

7/14/2017 6:25:00 PM
As the number of water rescues and drowning deaths continues to rise on the Chattahoochee River, Columbus Fire and EMS say they're pushing their message of safety now more than ever. As the number of water rescues and drowning deaths continues to rise on ...

7/13/2017 3:31:00 PM
Since Memorial Day weekend, three people have drowned on the Chattahoochee River, three people died while kayaking in the Tallapoosa River and there’s been at least three cases where people had to be rescued after being stranded. With all of these ...

7/12/2017 4:46:00 PM
La Grange Daily News
WEST POINT – The second annual West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race will take place this Saturday, July 15 at Pyne Road Park. The event will see 28 teams compete, which is an increase from the 20 teams that took part a year ago. The event is sponsored by the ...

7/12/2017 3:49:58 AM
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7/11/2017 10:33:00 PM
La Grange Daily News
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is offering their third and final concert cruise of the summer on the West Point Lake Floating Classroom on Thursday, July 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The band performing will be the Front Porch Collective featuring Nick Mayfield ...

7/7/2017 7:08:00 PM
Atlanta INtown
Sally Bethea paddles an inflatable kayak on the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Did you know that the Chattahoochee River, which flows southwesterly through Atlanta, has one of the oldest and most stable river channels in the United States? It has been ...

7/5/2017 10:09:00 PM
Gainesville Times
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tubing. Must exit the water by 6 p.m. For $20, you can float down the Chattahoochee River all day and enjoy the waterpark at Helen Tubing & Water Park. If you prefer to just tube, each ride down will cost $5. There is no age ...

7/4/2017 3:02:00 PM
La Grange Daily News
Largemouth bass may soon be easier to catch thanks to recent restocking efforts at the lake. Almost 610,000 new largemouth bass fingerlings were recently introduced to West Point Lake as part of a stocking effort by the Georgia Department of Natural ...

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