Chattahoochee River Whitewater 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 ...

8/11/2017 8:49:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – After completing a ten thousand mile trip over the course of 21 days, Scott Ressmeyer and the Miracle Riders are back in the Fountain City. A large crowd and local law enforcement welcomed the group back earlier Friday evening in ...

8/11/2017 6:07:00 PM
A new pocket park has been installed for lounging on hammocks, chatting with friends and looking over the river. The project was funded through a grant from the 2016 Knight Cities Challenge. The park, located at Woodruff Park next to the Dillingham Street ...

8/11/2017 1:27:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The largest weekend of whitewater rafting is making its way back to the Fountain City. The annual Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle is set to kick off Saturday morning. More than 1,500 paddlers are expected to go rafting on the ...

8/10/2017 6:22:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The miracle riders are coming home after their cross-country trip raising money for children. Scott Ressmeyer and his Miracle Riders are completing their motorcycle trip from Columbus to the Arctic Circle in Alaska and back ...

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 ...

8/9/2017 3:05:00 PM
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The all-new Auburn High School opened its doors this morning to 1,800 students. The $72 million state-of-the-art building took nearly two years to build. It replaces the old Auburn High that went up more than 50 years ago. We spoke to ...

8/9/2017 1:54:00 PM
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – The Phenix City School System is starting year two of one of a kind technology in the classroom. We got an exclusive look Wednesday at a program where students are working with technology to advance their learning. The smart lab ...

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 2:27:00 PM
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Good news for Auburn residents hoping to get rid of those parking woes. The city of Auburn recently launched a new, user-friendly website that offers a look at available parking in downtown Auburn. It is a live map and will refresh ...

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 ...

8/8/2017 12:58:00 AM
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is nestled right next to the Chattahoochee River, and includes a collection of winding nature trails, a tree canopy walk high in the branches, an indoor/outdoor nature center and a small boardwalk on the water ...

8/7/2017 3:34:00 PM
Becca Zajac is the vice president for Uptown Columbus. She said while the busiest months for adventure companies is June through August, it’s much different for other businesses. “Some of the retail and restaurant places say that June, July and August ...

8/7/2017 3:09:00 PM
The city of Phenix City created a special entertainment district Aug. 1 where people may openly drink alcoholic beverages within the district area, as long as they are purchased from approved vendors. The area extends from Broad Street and the ...

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 ...

8/7/2017 3:06:00 AM
Lunch came early in Phenix City Monday morning. Terry Bussey, executing a five-year plan he started when he bought Chicken Comers Bar-B-Que restaurant in Columbus, has now reopened the the Phenix City location. The doors swung open and the first customers ...

8/6/2017 7:58:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – With the Muscogee County School District, among others, heading back to school Monday— we take an inside look at the new state of the art Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts. "Seeing 17 years of anticipation, planning, and ...

8/6/2017 2:51:00 PM
Phenix City firefighters extinguished a fire at Ed’s Bar. B. Que and Country Cooking Sunday afternoon. The call came shortly before 4 p.m. Captain Ronnie Norris of the Phenix City Fire Department said it took about 10 minutes to extinguish the flames at ...

8/6/2017 11:53:00 AM
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – A new scavenger hunt is taking over downtown Auburn. People in downtown are challenged to find some of the itty bittiest pieces of Auburn landmarks. The hunt is part of a series of events celebrating Alabama’s 200th year as a state.

8/5/2017 7:40:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Two groups are putting a smile on an Army and Navy Veteran's Face in Columbus. The House of Heroes along with the Fort Benning Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course are getting their hands dirty as they do home improvements to a local ...

8/5/2017 6:19:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - People across the Chattahoochee Valley are gathering for a night of music and fun at Woodruff Park. Saturday night is a big night for the heart of Uptown Columbus country music star Corey Smith who is performing. Country music stars ...

8/4/2017 11:42:00 PM
The “Artahoochee” First Friday Art Walk and Craft Fair starts tonight at 5 p.m. in Phenix City. The free fair will have live music from DJ Smooth-B, food trucks from around the southeast and a selection of beers from the Chattahoochee Brewing Company.

8/3/2017 8:34:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ga.- The National Infantry Museum hosted an early-showing of the new documentary entitled “The Vietnam War.” The film is by award-winning journalists: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Immediately following the emotional, devastating and dramatic ...

8/3/2017 5:13:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission, Aflac, and Amerigroup sponsored a Back to School Teacher "FREE" Recycle Supplies Day. The event took place Thursday at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Columbus. Teachers were able to ...

8/3/2017 4:31:00 PM
"Smiley" Rachel White hid 50 painted rocks in downtown Columbus this past January, kicking off a new public art project called Columbus GA Rocks. Here, she shares tips on how to paint your own rock to hide.

8/2/2017 10:52:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA In an effort to lower the risk of water rescues and recoveries, Columbus City Leaders are working with Columbus Fire and EMS to make going to the river safer for locals and visitors. We find a common trend among recent recovery and rescues.

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 9:26:00 PM
Throughout their journey, the riders hid rocks decorated by the Columbus GA Rocks Facebook group. They also delivered a hand-painted Little Free Library to the town of Coldfoot. “Tomorrow the journey home starts in earnest ... back through Destruction ...

8/1/2017 5:20:00 PM
“Bill saw it and the next day that Pepsi machine was gone,” Swift said. King remembers bird hunting with Turner on the family farm along the Chattahoochee River in Stewart County. The trip would start with a prayer by the minister, who drove the buggy ...

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 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 ...

7/30/2017 6:46:00 PM
With the snip of a ribbon, a new face on the Chattahoochee will begin renting kayaks, canoes and inner tubes to customers from all over. The Chattahoochee Paddling Company, located at 400 Brickyard Road in Phenix City, Ala., held a ribbon cutting ceremony ...

7/27/2017 9:06:00 PM
WLTZ 38 News
Columbus, Ga. – The Columbus State University Archives earned one of the inaugural Digital Library of Georgia digitization grants that will allow online access to the Civil War era letters and documents of General Henry Benning, for whom Fort Benning was ...

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 ...

7/27/2017 8:35:00 AM
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Auburn has been ranked in the top 10 best places to live in Alabama, according to The study was based on several factors including crime rates, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, local amenities, and other ...

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 ...

7/26/2017 7:36:00 AM
To learn more about the program or to make a donation, visit Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle The 2017 Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle Saturday, August 12 is bigger, better and wetter than ever. The Grand is the largest weekend of ...

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