Chattahoochee River Whitewater News

6/19/2018 8:15:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
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
Ledger-Enquirer
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
11Alive
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
WRBL
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
WTVM
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
11Alive
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
11Alive
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
WTVM
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
WTVM
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
WRBL
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
WLTZ
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 ...

5/31/2018 3:18:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Right now the Chattahoochee River has 10 times more water than it normally does. The Army Corps of Engineers are releasing water from Lake Lanier All this extra water comes from the recent rains causing Lake Lanier to exceed its summer pool level by nearly ...

5/31/2018 11:45:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
After at least 15 years of hosting concerts, Saturday’s show will be the first time Uptown Columbus has brought hip-hop music to the Broadway median stage – and two homegrown products are among the acts. Uptown Columbus, the nonprofit organization ...

5/29/2018 11:11:00 AM
WTVM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- It is a special week at Piedmont Columbus Regional, as cancer survivors are being celebrated over the next five days. Oncology Outreach Coordinator from Piedmont, Michael Nwogbo talks about the many events that will be held through the ...

5/24/2018 5:26:00 AM
Mother Nature Network
Kayakers emerge from mist on the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta. (Photo: Russell McLendon) That may only be a drop in the bucket, but what if similar mass cleanups happened every month or every week? That's actually why we have holidays like this ...

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 ...

5/20/2018 10:44:00 AM
WTVM
The third annual Barks and Blues Festival made its way into Uptown Columbus May 19. Organizers of the event made it very clear that rain or shine, the festival would not end before it was time for it to because the event wants to make sure everyone has a ...

5/16/2018 4:48:00 AM
WRBL
PHENIX CITY, Al (WRBL) - Bikers along the Riverwalk now have an off-road option. Phenix City City Council approved a contract with Ride On Bikes of Columbus to complete a mountain bike trail along the Riverwalk. The trail was first unveiled at this years ...

5/15/2018 10:04:00 PM
WTVM
Participants in Columbus met in Uptown Columbus Tuesday for the 8th annual Ride with the Mayor bike ride. The bike ride is to show citizens bike riding is for everyone. After the five-mile ride, participants returned to Uptown for dinner. This year’s ...

5/14/2018 6:42:00 PM
WTVM
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Residents in an Auburn neighborhood are keeping an extra eye out after an alligator was discovered overnight. Animal control says they responded to a call from police about an alligator on the loose in a subdivision off North College ...

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 ...

5/13/2018 8:26:00 PM
WRBL
COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - How do you celebrate Mother's Day? According to a poll from Citi Retail Services, 66 percent of people buy cards. 35 percent of people buy flowers for mom, and 20 percent choose to eat out to celebrate mom. The poll says 14 percent of ...

5/12/2018 9:19:00 PM
WRBL
COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - The 48th annual Bass Rodeo will send approximately 48 kids to Camp Joy this summer through Valley Rescue Mission. The fishing tournament took place on Lake Oliver today. Organizers say at least 80 participants joined the tournament ...

5/11/2018 7:22:00 PM
WTVM
Hundreds of people are in Uptown Columbus tonight for the Frogtown Crawfish Festival and a lot of good eating is going on. The 2018 Frogtown Crawfish Festival is two days of Louisiana crawfish, food, drinks, music, arts and crafts, and games. Visitors can ...

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 ...

5/10/2018 12:52:00 PM
WTVM
“We expanded our borders a little over 400 acres, a 740 parcels. Some down Summerville Road, some towards where Phenix City meets Lee County," said Smiths Station Mayor Bubba Copeland. House Bill 373 displays 184 tracts of land affecting 170 property ...

5/9/2018 2:24:00 PM
WRBL
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Wednesday some first responders were recognized for their hard work and education. An awards ceremony was held at Station 9 by Columbus Fire and EMS. Awards given out include Firefighter of the Year, Valor Commendation, Public Service ...

5/8/2018 1:52:00 PM
WTVM
A restaurant in Uptown will close its doors in less than two weeks. Meritage Columbus announced its last day of service will be May 19. Meritage opened in 2004 and is a locally owned dinner restaurant with a wine bar and lunchtime deli café. Meritage ...

5/7/2018 7:27:00 AM
WRBL
Phenix City, Al (WRBL) - Ride On Bikes is looking to expand cycling options for the valley. At RiverFest, they debuted their proposed mountain bike trail, supplying demo bikes for festival goers to take a test drive. The wooded area next to the Phenix City ...

5/6/2018 8:34:00 PM
WRBL
COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Safe Kids Columbus had 800 life jackets to give out during an event today called River Savvy Kids. The kids made their way through safety courses that taught them state laws, the dams and siren signals, and also just how to have a ...

5/5/2018 9:54:00 AM
WTVM
Check out our list of events below! Saturday, May 5 All weekend - $25 Whitewater Express rafting trips 7:30 a.m. - Sunrise SUP Yoga at RiverWalk Island 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Golden's Foundry Barbecue Competition 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Boy Scout Expo at the ...

5/5/2018 9:48:00 AM
KTRE
Check out our list of events below! Saturday, May 5 All weekend - $25 Whitewater Express rafting trips 7:30 a.m. - Sunrise SUP Yoga at RiverWalk Island 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Golden's Foundry Barbecue Competition 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Boy Scout Expo at the ...

5/4/2018 7:52:00 PM
Macon
It is illegal to be in the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park without a life jacket. Rives cited Hall for no personal flotation device. Judge Michael Joyner bound the case over to Superior Court without bond on the two most serious infractions involving ...

5/4/2018 10:52:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
It is illegal to be in the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park without a life jacket. Rives cited Hall for no personal flotation device. Judge Michael Joyner bound the case over to Superior Court without bond on the two most serious infractions involving ...

5/3/2018 11:53:00 PM
Topix
House of Heroes-Chattahoochee Valley Chapter along with volunteers from Liberty Utilities and Fort Benning OCS partnered to help complete home repairs for a veteran in Phenix City. Glen Holden began his military career in the U.S. Navy in 1965 and served ...

5/2/2018 2:00:00 PM
WTVM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Some local entrepreneurs in the Chattahoochee Valley believe the same thing many politicians will recite on the campaign trail: small businesses are the backbone of the local economy. "It has not been easy running a small business ...





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