Chattahoochee River Whitewater News

8/16/2018 1:05:00 AM
A new food truck park coming to the downtown area of Phenix City is raising eyebrows and creating excitement for those in the area. “It’s a great way to get people to meet other people. Some of them d...

8/14/2018 6:02:00 AM
It’s a sliver of prime land steps away from the Chattahoochee River and in need for a purpose such as bringing people together for creative fun and delicious food. Thus, the ground just off Whitewater ...

8/10/2018 3:16:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
On Aug. 15, 1978, an organization called Friends of the River came together to celebrate accomplishing a mission the group had worked on for years: saving the Chattahoochee River from developers. The ...

8/7/2018 7:16:00 PM
Law enforcement in Phenix City observed National Night Out with the community Tuesday night. The community met Phenix City police face to face and was welcomed with free food and water. "We want to le...

8/6/2018 9:33:00 AM
North Fulton
In the article he wrote for, he talks about how much economic development potential there is in Atlanta by investing in the Chattahoochee River and Freedom Park. He proposes a linear park a...

8/4/2018 8:22:00 AM
Float the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park in Columbus through a scenic 2.5 mile urban whitewater course. Daily dam releases on the Chattahoochee change the river's flow throughout the day, offering raft...

8/3/2018 5:44:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Horse and Carriages may come to the downtown historic Columbus areas. Majestic Carriage Service first went before city council members back in November of 2017 to try and bring H...

8/2/2018 9:00:00 PM
Officer Teddy Jackson said Wright disregarded repeated commands from police, a Whitewater Express staffer and Uptown Columbus Inc. to not enter the rapid flowing river with two girls in a one-man plas...

8/2/2018 4:24:00 PM
Blue Ridge Outdoors
In a trip guided by Whitewater Express, they were coming into the last rapid of the day when they ran into the riverboarder. “We didn’t see him until we were coming over the top of the first rapid,” s...

Lakes Online
The Southeastern Raptor Center releases an eagle at Pyne Road Park on West Point Lake July 28, 2018.

7/27/2018 6:02:00 PM
The Philadelphia Sunday Sun
Columbus, Georgia is truly a destination with something unique for every traveler to do and see. This hidden gem boasts a significant number of attractions that are exclusive to the city, as well as i...

7/27/2018 2:38:00 PM
The News & Observer
Two historic powerhouses that sit on an island in the Chattahoochee River are being transformed into a one-of-a-kind event venue. The W.C. Bradley investing more than $3 million into the project ...

7/20/2018 8:02:00 AM
The Business Journals
Home of the Day is presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This is your invitation to view some of Atlanta's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and ...

7/17/2018 9:58:00 AM
To test the Rader 135, I paddled and fished several stretches of the Chattahoochee River in Alabama and Georgia. The primary species I targeted were largemouth, spotted, and shoal bass. The hunt porti...

7/14/2018 8:12:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Bright orange and yellow floats dotted the Chattahoochee River on Saturday in celebration of the city of Duluth’s inaugural Whatever Floats Your Boat event at Rogers Bridge Park. Throughout the mornin...

7/7/2018 8:41:00 AM
More than 100 local vendors will take over Broadway in Uptown Columbus on Saturday. Market Days on Broadway begins at 9 a.m. and will feature vendors selling various items from fresh produce to home g...

7/6/2018 9:01:00 PM
Miami Herald
And that reality is a tough one. Jones, 53, is a quadriplegic from injuries suffered in an early morning car crash on May 20 when he plowed his truck into the rear of an 18-wheeler in Phenix City as h...

7/6/2018 8:41:00 PM
More than 100 local vendors will take over Broadway in Uptown Columbus on Saturday. Market Days on Broadway begins at 9 a.m. and will feature vendors selling various items from fresh produce to home g...

7/3/2018 12:30:00 PM
Whitewater Express is going to begin a project that will help build water systems for Kenyans. A manager told an employee with a child on life support, 'If you can't come to work, that's you quitting' A manager told an employee with a child on life support ...

7/3/2018 4:48:00 AM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One man has been injured in a shooting on Edgechester Ave. in Columbus. Columbus Police tell WTVM that the person was shot during an apparent burglary Monday night. A call to 911 came in just after 12:30 a.m. The man's injuries do not ...

7/2/2018 12:06:00 PM
North Fulton
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A routine training exercise became a real rescue mission when the Johns Creek Swiftwater team assisted seven people stranded on the Chattahoochee River July 22. Johns Creek Fire Department crews were in the middle of training that ...

6/28/2018 9:11:00 PM
“It is truly an amenity that can't be built. More than 430 mi. long, the Chattahoochee River rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and flows southwesterly toward the Alabama state line. It ultimately merges with the Flint River and other ...

6/28/2018 4:08:00 PM
United States Army
COLUMBUS, Ga. (June 27, 2018) -- The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center on Benning Road in Columbus, Georgia, will host its sixth annual community-wide Independence Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4. Buses will be available from the ...

6/27/2018 2:25:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Our neighbors to the south are claiming victory in a longtime fight over water from Lake Lanier. Florida claims Georgia is using too much water and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the judge who heard details in this decade long ...

6/23/2018 8:21:00 PM
Top Summer Getaways
Nestled in the heart of a quiet residential neighborhood in Buckhead, this offshoot of the extensive Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has two entry points and nearly 4 miles of trails, with options for both novices and advanced hikers alike.

6/19/2018 8:15:00 AM
The preliminary autopsy results on a Mableton, Ga., man who died on the Chattahoochee whitewater course in Columbus earlier this month show he died of drowning with hypertensive cardiovascular disease as a contributing factor, Russell County Coroner Arthur ...

6/18/2018 8:03:00 AM
For more than 135 years, our company, Goldens’ Foundry & Machine Company, has been manufacturing machined iron castings in Columbus, Ga. In 2006, we opened our second machine shop and foundry in Cordele, Ga. My two brothers and I are the fifth generation ...

6/15/2018 10:27:00 AM
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Facebook has posted that the river is safe to enter once again. After immense flooding from Subtropical Storm Alberto, it is finally safe to go inside the Hooch for recreational summer fun. The U.S. Army ...

6/14/2018 4:24:00 PM
VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) - An urgent warning from East Alabama Fire District as two teen kayakers needed rescuing Thursday morning from the Chattahoochee River near Riverview Boat Ramp. Thank goodness the two teens were wearing life jackets or the rescue effort ...

6/12/2018 5:56:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Residents and visitors alike have seen trash and debris in West Point Lake and the Chattahoochee River, but efforts are being made to make that litter less prevalent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a major cleanup effort in September ...

6/7/2018 8:57:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considers the Chattahoochee River to be unsafe when Buford Dam releases water from Lake Lanier on its regular schedule, so it may not be a surprise that those concerns are heightened after recent storms. The corps has been ...

6/7/2018 4:23:00 PM
A random selection of teachers in Phenix City got to enjoy some fun at the river during Thursday morning. The teachers were selected from different schools in Phenix City and enjoyed rafting and zip lining over the river. Afterward, they had a mini ...

6/7/2018 1:19:00 PM
Atlanta Daily World
For 40 years, the Possum Trot 10K has allowed runners to take part in a great race while helping save animals and all along the beautiful banks of the Chattahoochee River. This year, the race gets running June 16 at 7 a.m. This is an Official AJC ...

6/7/2018 3:45:00 AM
Here is a friendly reminder that you probably should steer clear of the Hooch this weekend. The flooding in Helen affected the water levels along our stretch of the Chattahoochee. The Buford Dam, which controls the water level on our stretch of the Hooch ...

6/6/2018 9:39:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
A scenic spot where residents could take a stroll or do some fly fishing in the shadow of Buford Dam has been closed because of ongoing water releases designed to relieve Lake Lanier. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the closing of Lower Pool ...

6/5/2018 3:53:00 PM
Officials are warning people to stay off Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. Recent rains have caused the lake and river to swell making it dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers and paddlers. As a result, fifteen of the sixteen swimming ...

6/4/2018 2:49:00 PM
Questions are still mounting after 46-year old Alvin Lino of Marietta, Georgia, died following a guided raft tour along the Chattahoochee River in Columbus. “It’s really unusual to have someone actually drown. If he was wearing a vest and a helmet, he ...

6/2/2018 6:15:00 PM
The Muscogee County Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who drowned following a whitewater rafting trip in the Chattahoochee River June 2. 46-year-old Alvin Lino was a resident of Marietta, GA who met his family in the Fountain City for ...

6/1/2018 3:50:00 AM
COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Whitewater Express is growing flowers in the river. The company is known for whitewater rafting, kayaking and numerous other outdoor activities along the river. Now it's time for them to give back to the river. The Shoal Spider Lily ...

5/31/2018 5:40:00 PM
All that water is coming downstream toward Columbus. So, even though the folks at WhiteWater Express are used to rough water. They said it’s even more important now to be safe along the Chattahoochee river and out on local lakes while enjoying summer ...

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