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6/26/2017 9:20:00 PM
WRBL
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Chattahoochee River connects Columbus and Phenix City. Jake Koehler lives in Phenix City, but he feels right at home the closer he gets to the river. Koehler grew up in California, where he spent a lot of his time surfing. Jake ...

6/26/2017 7:55:00 AM
rickeystokesnews.com
We are waiting on a return call from a Freshwater Biologist in Auburn, AL at this time and will update this article with the information he provides us. Enjoy your swim! UPDATED: 9:45 A.M. We spoke with a Marine Biologist who informed us that the increased ...

6/25/2017 8:24:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
CBS46 went to Lake Harding on the Chattahoochee River in Harris County to watch it in action. Copyright 2017 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The injured officer was taken to the hospital and has since been released. He is described as ...

6/24/2017 9:04:00 AM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Johns Creek purchased 58 acres along the Chattahoochee River and adjacent to the proposed Cauley Creek park last week to add to the city’s existing park and recreation land. The Johns Creek City Council approved the purchase of the property, known as ...

6/24/2017 1:06:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
The market for now is between Atlanta and Columbus, both of those cities the playground of the water-loving Callaway who enjoys kayaking the Chattahoochee River and the local whitewater course. The great-grandson of Cason and Virginia Hand Callaway ...

6/23/2017 6:08:00 PM
WSFA 12
PHENIX CTIY, AL (WTVM) - The Director of Phenix City Utilities is firing back at reports that the local Waste Water Treatment Plant is dumping harmful chemicals and waste into the Chattahoochee River. The Director, Steve Smith is hoping to counteract these ...

6/19/2017 9:03:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The effective date of the price change is unclear. You can purchase the lifetime Senior Passes around Atlanta at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area office (1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs) and at Kennesaw Mountain (900 Kennesaw ...

6/19/2017 4:09:00 PM
WLTZ 38 News
At Whitewater Express two adventures they offer are zip lining and whitewater rafting. Both of these activities are fun for the family. Right now, they are offering a season pass where you can get unlimited visits to the Chattahoochee River for the next year.

6/19/2017 3:37:00 PM
9 WTVM
The Columbus fire team has seen an increase every summer over the last couple of years in the times they’ve had to get their gear out and rescue someone out of the water, but what exactly do you need to do to make sure you don’t get caught in the current?

6/19/2017 2:14:00 PM
Saporta Report
Florida sued Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to win access to more water from the Chattahoochee River basin. The court-appointed special master ruled the actual cause isn’t Georgia withholding water. Rather, the special master ruled that the lower ...

6/19/2017 1:49:00 PM
tripstodiscover.com
The Chattahoochee River begins in the North Georgia mountains and winds through the state, with plenty of opportunities to grab your innertube and “Shoot the Hooch,” as the locals call it. River tubing on the Chattahoochee is available in a number of ...

6/16/2017 2:21:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Field's theory on this? The rodent population is exploding and snakes have much more to feed on. Especially near the Chattahoochee River. "Snakes can go just about anywhere but they're attracted to brushy areas. They're very, very non-aggressive," says Field.

6/16/2017 1:56:00 PM
Ebony
It’s very easy, but it’s the truth.” Last month, the proud father of two posted an adorable image of him and his baby girl enjoying time at the Chattahoochee River. “She grabbed daddy’s hand and started pulling me right down the middle of the ...

6/15/2017 9:53:00 AM
Thomasville Times-Enterprise
During all three days of this year’s camp, including Thursday’s last stop at the Chattahoochee River and a water park, Water World, in Dothan, Alabama, presenters taught children to conserve water, a valuable natural resource. “Our main goal is to ...

6/13/2017 9:46:00 PM
houseofgeekery.com
Springer Opera House (Columbus, GA): Right on the Chattahoochee River is the official theater of Georgia with an incredible history. One actor who seemed to fall in love with the Southern Hospitality the Springer offered was the great Edwin Booth ...

6/8/2017 5:34:00 PM
9 WTVM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirms the body of a missing man has been recovered from the Chattahoochee River. The body of 25-year-old Thomas Odom was found by a kayaker around 8:45 p.m. about 2.5 miles downstream from ...

6/7/2017 3:24:00 PM
www.porchdrinking.com
Finally, I asked someone from Omaha, Georgia how to get there, and this is what he said: “Jump in the Chattahoochee River somewhere around the south side of Columbus, let yourself float, say, round about ten miles, then climb out on the bank and you’ll ...

6/6/2017
EPA
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

6/5/2017 1:44:00 PM
Saporta Report
Florida fights a lot over water. Florida is fighting Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court for more water from the Chattahoochee River basin. Last week, some Florida residents lost their battle to prevent more water from being pumped from a basin north of ...

6/3/2017 10:38:00 AM
cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com
But a court official recommended in February that the case be dismissed because Florida had not included the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates federal reservoirs on the Chattahoochee River. In a brief filed Wednesday, Florida argues that the court ...

5/31/2017 3:51:00 PM
9 WTVM
The common misconception around Columbus is that the water in the Chattahoochee River is contaminated with E. coli. Water officials in Columbus say that might be the case in Atlanta but once it reaches here it is fairly clean. “Seven years ago coming out ...

5/31/2017 12:36:00 PM
11 Alive
LAGRANGE, Ga. -- A 500,000-square foot resort that includes an indoor water park looks set to open in Georgia next spring. Great Wolf Resorts announced plans last year to bring a Great Wolf Resort to LaGrange. Construction began earlier this year ...

5/30/2017 10:52:00 PM
thefishingwire.com
River Canoe Trips - Saturdays and Sundays in July, 6 PM Come and take a leisurely evening 2.5 hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. Our trip is a great first time experience or a ...

5/30/2017 9:01:00 PM
Flagpole Magazine
If it's particularly hot, you can go tubing in the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River (highly recommended, unless it's a weekend, when everyone and their brother from Atlanta turns the river into a natural version of a packed Disney ride). There is also ...

5/30/2017 3:31:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
The racing events begin Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and go until about 7:30 p.m. Events will start at 12:30 p.m. Sunday and continue until 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the Chattahoochee River will be host to the 2017 WPA Paddle Championships presented by Salt ...

5/30/2017 1:59:00 PM
fox5atlanta.com
In a photo posted to his Instagram account, Dwayne "therock" Johnson can be seen wading into the Chattahoochee River holding the hand of his 17-month-old daughter Jasmine. Their looks are priceless. On his account, he wrote: "She grabbed daddy's hand and ...

5/28/2017 4:34:00 PM
fox5atlanta.com
The eagle was found in early February in a Georgia hayfield. Officials released it on Saturday at West Point Lake near LaGrange. Veterinarians at the center treated the eagle for a fractured wing tip and internal bleeding. They say it took the eagle nearly ...

5/24/2017 8:34:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
Atlanta comes in at No. 25, Birmingham, Ala., is No. 31 and Chattanooga, Tenn., is No. 53. “From the Chattahoochee River rapids to the Midtown historic district, there’s a lot to see, do and explore in Columbus. (And that’s before you count the city ...

5/23/2017 12:51:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
Maintain your body’s pH with alkaline water based ice cubes-infuse with lemon, spearmint or blueberries and freeze. West Point Lake beaches are open Three beach locations at Earl Cook, Rocky Point and Yellowjacket Recreation Areas are open for the 2017 ...

5/22/2017 12:15:00 PM
flylifemagazine.com
In Georgia, all roads leading to a better fly fishing experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains, famed Chattahoochee River (Hooch), salt marshes on the coast or even en route to a sojourn in the Seychelles, go through Atlanta’s Fish Hawk. The Fish Hawk is ...

5/21/2017 1:38:00 AM
Times-Herald
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
Ledger-Enquirer
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
tribuneledgernews.com
“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 ...

5/9/2017 4:00:00 PM
canoekayak.com
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 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 ...

5/5/2017 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
www.nps.gov
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.

5/3/2017 7:08:00 PM
gameandfishmag.com
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 ...





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