West Point Lake News

1/9/2019 8:52:00 PM
WSB Radio
There's not yet a serious problem of trash over-flowing containers along and inside the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. But that could soon change says Sally Bethea, board president of t...

1/8/2019
Patsy Mercer
Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be increased by…

1/6/2019 5:36:00 AM
WRBL
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. View of the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus, near the River Club on Bay Avenue. (Photo courtesy John Pyle Photograp...

1/4/2019 5:00:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
A sewage spill into the Chattahoochee River from a pump failure at a water treatment plant in an Atlanta suburb will not cause any problems for West Point Lake. Kevin Chambers, Georgia Environmental P...

1/3/2019 4:16:00 PM
Houston Chronicle
MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — Officials in an Atlanta suburb say sewage has been flowing into one of the Chattahoochee River's main tributaries after a pump failed at a water treatment plant. Cobb County spoke...

1/3/2019 1:12:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The upper lake creeks and rivers are very stained to muddy due to the rains. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam will probably be generating water all day long, so check generation schedules befo...

1/2/2019 9:13:00 PM
WTVM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Event planners and representatives at Whitewater Express say they’ve had to cancel, reschedule and postpone activities this week and for the weekend. “There’s some safety hazards ...

1/2/2019 4:36:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
As the Chattahoochee River and the many tributaries flowing into the river get out of their banks, a lot of debris gets washed into the main river channel and flows into the lake. Some of this unsight...

1/1/2019 2:22:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the Chattahoochee River in downtown West Point was just below action stage at 12.36 feet as of Monday afternoon. The river at West Point Lake w...

12/31/2018 4:45:00 PM
WTVY
(WTVY) — Emergency officials have closed the Gordon and Columbia boat landings as a safety pre-caution. The water level on the Chattahoochee River is above average for this time of year. Hugh Peacock ...

12/25/2018 1:35:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at the West Point Project will accept real Christmas trees, not artificial trees, for recycling Dec. 26, 2018 through Jan. 12, 2019. These donated trees will be used ...

12/18/2018 3:16:00 PM
North Fulton
Yes, trout fans, Georgia Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Hunter Roop has put the word out that there will be another Bucket Brigade volunteer-assisted stocking of the Chattahoochee ...

12/17/2018 7:16:00 AM
WTVM
LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - Over 900 animals have been saved as due to a partnership between LaGrange Animal Services and Puppy Pipeline. 936 animals have been saved so far this year. 497 animals were place...

12/14/2018 5:12:00 PM
WLTZ
Friday featured relentless rain in the Chattahoochee valley. The unwelcome rain made for a soggy drive home from work and school today, December 14th 2018. No reports of flash flooding to pass along. ...

12/14/2018 2:19:00 PM
WTVM
LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) -The City of LaGrange will be closed for business December 24th and 25th for the Christmas holiday, although Police and Fire services will remain open. Garbage and recycling pick u...

12/12/2018 8:34:00 AM
North Fulton
Roswell has assets few cities can claim, including its historic charms, avid biking community, award-winning park systems, the much-loved Canton Street and the iconic Chattahoochee River. But it’s the ...

11/26/2018 10:05:00 AM
North Fulton
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area held its annual Autumn Owl Prowl Nov. 17, an opportunity to learn about local wildlife, see live birds of prey and visit the park at ...

11/15/2018 10:01:00 AM
WLTZ
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for the Chattahoochee River near Columbus until Saturday evening. * At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 27.7 feet…and rising. * Mi...

11/13/2018 8:18:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
They arrived before sun-up on a frigid Saturday morning, ready to patrol the waters of West Point Lake in search of the big fish. More than 50 anglers came out to participate in a benefit tournament f...

10/20/2018 4:59:00 PM
WTVM
LAGRANGE GA (WTVM) - Many gathered for an evening of fun with the LaGrange Fire Department today at the LaGrange Mall. Saturday, October 20, the LaGrange Fire Department held their Citizens Day, which ...

10/15/2018 4:03:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
LAGRANGE, GA (CBS46) -An animal shelter in Albany suffered damage from Hurricane Michael, and now LaGrange Animal Services is stepping in to help displaced animals. At least 10 dogs will be housed. Th...

10/12/2018 7:29:00 AM
The Business Journals
A huge, newly proposed residential community on the Chattahoochee River in Duluth would feature a 3,200-foot-long park along the south bank of the river. The Chronicle has obtained new details about t...

10/8/2018 7:15:00 PM
North Fulton
Anniversaries are always special, and this year marks a big one for a place that’s near and dear to any Atlanta resident who enjoy the outdoors. It’s the 40th anniversary of the Chattahoochee River Na...

10/8/2018 3:47:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will host a community outing “Ghosts on the Water: A Celebration of Southern Spirit Stories and Songs” on West Point Lake on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees w...

10/6/2018 10:19:00 AM
Gwinnett Citizen
22 at Jones Bridge Park. The 30-acre park along the Chattahoochee river bank is the heartbeat of the Peachtree Corners community, offering adventure in just about any weather or season. More than 20 v...

10/5/2018 1:00:00 PM
WTVM
LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - Firefighters in LaGrange, West Point and Troup County are holding two fundraisers to raise money for the four LaGrange firefighters injured on Labor Day. Jordan Avera, Pete Truji...

10/4/2018 11:46:00 AM
Curbed
A proposed pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee River, connecting the Proctor Creek Greenway to the Silver Comet Trail, as unveiled last year. KAIZEN The dream of a more activated Atlanta ...

10/4/2018 8:54:00 AM
WSB Radio
Prosecutors say a Cobb County plant manager allegedly ordered toxic chemicals be washed into a tributary of the Chattahoochee River and lied about it to authorities. Carlos Conde, 37, has been indicte...

10/3/2018 3:52:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
The former manager of a Smyrna-based chemical packaging plant was arraigned Tuesday on federal charges involving a chemical spill in the Chattahoochee River watershed two years ago. Carlos Conde, 37, ...

10/3/2018 2:56:00 PM
WLTZ
This will take place on Saturday, July 7th, from 7-9 a.m. The group will and their volunteers will start trash pick up at Hollis Hand Elementary School on Country Club Road past the bridge to Highland ...

10/3/2018 4:00:00 AM
WTVM
WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) - The city of West Point experienced a substantial water main break today around 1:05 a.m. The leak caused pressure in parts of the system to drop to dangerously low levels causi...

10/2/2018 5:41:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Thanks to large investments by the city and people of Atlanta, the Chattahoochee River downstream of Atlanta is dramatically cleaner than it was two decades ago. Once severely polluted, the stretch of ...

9/28/2018 5:58:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
In July, city employees and volunteers picked up trash along West Point Lake on Country Club Road. In August, city employees and volunteers picked up trash along Ridley Avenue starting in front of Cit...

9/27/2018 3:53:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
MOBILE, Ala. — Several locations at West Point Lake will be closed to public access on Oct. 2 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers West Point Project hosts a training exercise for the U.S. Army’s 3r...

9/24/2018 4:23:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Volunteers built bluebird boxes and fish attractors and picked up trash by West Point Lake on Saturday as part of National Public Lands Day. According to the National Park Service, National Public Lan...

9/24/2018 3:57:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Volunteers, City of LaGrange employees and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participated in a clean-up day at West Point Lake Saturday. The event was held as part of the annual National Public Lands D...

9/21/2018 5:36:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
The public is invited to join the City of LaGrange and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a litter clean-up event on West Point Lake on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 22nd is the annual ...

9/21/2018 8:52:00 AM
WJBF
Bringing life to not only the Chattahoochee River's ecosystem, but also the city. Columbus unveiled its whitewater course 5 years ago, and Augusta city leaders learned the ins and outs. Rick McLaughli...

9/15/2018 8:04:00 AM
Miami Herald
Backers of a wide-ranging plan to develop a network of parks and trails along a vast stretch of the Chattahoochee River say it holds the promise to transform the Atlanta metro region. The Chattahooche...

9/14/2018 3:24:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Advocates of an ambitious plan to develop a network of linear parks and trails along a vast stretch of the Chattahoochee River say it holds the promise to transform the metro region in the way the Bel...





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