Chattahoochee River Whitewater News

11/12/2017 6:24:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Lanett borders West Point, Ga., near the Chattahoochee River. On-site games, face painting and visits by former college athletes provided entertainment throughout the game.

11/10/2017 1:08:00 PM
(COLUMBUS, GA) WTVM - Uptown Columbus & Atlanta Street Food Coalition will host the 5th Annual Food Truck Festival in Columbus Saturday. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodruff Park and Dillingham Bridge. There will be 25 gourmet ...

11/9/2017 8:43:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A man known for several Georgia-based movies was in Columbus Thursday to support military veterans like himself. The House of Heroes Chattahoochee Valley chapter held its 2nd annual "Heart of Serving" luncheon at the St. Luke ...

11/8/2017 8:17:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Folks who visit the Uptown Columbus area will soon have a new restaurant to visit. According to the Uptown Columbus Facebook page, The Simple Greek restaurant will be opening soon at 1228 Broadway. We do not yet know an exact ...

11/8/2017 10:14:00 AM
Retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett will also be on hand 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a book signing The National Infantry Museum will be open Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located along the Chattahoochee River, this local museum ...

11/7/2017 8:19:00 PM
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – The World Series is coming to Phenix City next year, well the Cal Ripken World Series for ages 12 and under 60-Majors. Idle Hour Park will host the 10-team championship tournament from August 8-August 15. Phenix City Youth ...

11/7/2017 10:30:00 AM
Ammo Land
COLUMBUS, Ga.-(, the worldwide leader in camouflage, recently released its new Realtree Fishing camouflage and brand, which are now teamed with Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) to further that organization's wide-reaching work to ensure ...

11/6/2017 6:55:00 AM
The Fountain City Classic between Fort Valley State University and Albany State University drew more than 30,000 HBCU football fans to Columbus, GA last week, bringing a major boost to small businesses in the region.

11/3/2017 10:42:00 AM
You get the idea, there are some amazing things in our city. But all of that is now lost because Peter Bowden, president and CEO of the Columbus GA Convention & Visitors Bureau, stood in front of city council on Tuesday and declared we have a new slogan ...

11/2/2017 4:08:00 PM
Access Atlanta Experience the fall colors like never before with a guided canoe trip along the Chattahoochee River. The river guides at CNC will lead you on a 2 and 1/2-hour long journey along the river, surrounded by colorful trees and wildlife.

11/1/2017 5:41:00 PM
We aren't a huge city but we act big.” The logo is a part of the Columbus 2025 project which has been in the works for 15 months, says President of Visit Columbus, GA, Peter Bowden. “When you look at ‘Columbus Georgia, We do amazing.’ the typeface ...

11/1/2017 2:55:00 PM
“This park is not about making money or who gets the credit,” Woodruff said. “This is not Chris Woodruff’s park and it’s not Uptown Columbus’ park. This is our park.” The park was the brainchild of Woodruff, president of The Cotton Companies ...

11/1/2017 2:48:00 PM
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – Phenix City's only Dairy Queen held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting Wednesday and they're offering more than burgers and blizzards. The new DQ located on Ashford Drive near Highway 280 has a complete breakfast menu.

11/1/2017 1:59:00 PM
According to a new report from financial news site 24/7 Wall Street, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is the most visited national park in the Peach State. Last year, more than 2.7 million people visited the Chattahoochee, which originates ...

11/1/2017 1:24:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Attention local foodies: there is a new restaurant in Uptown Columbus. The Poultry Company, located at 1207 Broadway, officially opened Wednesday. The Poultry Company is taking over where Philly-osophy was once located. Hand-tossed ...

10/30/2017 2:21:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A big step forward for Columbus State University Monday as TSYS opens a new cybersecurity school at the Turner College of Business on the main campus. Last year alone, Georgia had 7,000 security jobs go unfilled. The new $2.5 ...

10/30/2017 1:26:00 PM
Caretakers of the Phenix City hog spotted on Facebook feeds around the nation are actively searching for the animal in hopes of his return. Right off of Brickyard Road near Fontaine Park sits Eason Woods, a former pottery production site turned “wild ...

10/30/2017 9:41:00 AM
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced that Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. plans to begin production of Vanguard big block V-twin engines at its Auburn location in 2018. This will create approximately 50 new jobs for the area.

10/28/2017 9:45:00 PM
FROST ADVISORY 2:00 AM UNTIL 8 a.m.: A strong front has set the stage for one of the coldest weekends since the weekend of March 11th and 12th. Temperatures tonight will tumble into the middle 30s and patchy frost will be possible in the morning ...

10/28/2017 8:50:00 AM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Uptown Columbus, the Business Improvement District, MuscogeeMoms, Columbus ParksandRecreation and Columbus State University Student Government Association host the 16th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Festival. The event takes place ...

10/27/2017 10:41:00 PM
That being said, I have NO IDEA what came over me when I said I would give Urban Whitewater Rafting with Whitewater Express a try during my visit to Columbus, GA. I was going to experience the world’s longest urban whitewater course and one of the top 12 ...

10/27/2017 2:21:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Although we're a little under two months away from Christmas, people in the Valley are experiencing the joys of the holiday right now. Christmas Made in the South has come and gone in Columbus. It's the 27th year of the expo and ...

10/27/2017 7:32:00 AM
Keating, who is an Executive Chef, is also the owner of the Epic Restaurant in Uptown Columbus. Keating says he will continue to run it while he looks for options for his RiverMill operation.

10/26/2017 5:15:00 AM
Morrison creates work through geometric painting and sculptures. He says this is dedicated to the fall line portion of the Chattahoochee River. “Learning about the Fall Line and how they have put and importance on the Whitewater Park, the importance that ...

10/24/2017 9:01:00 AM
For the 16th year, the Uptown Spooktacular will be held in Columbus. Sponsored by Uptown Columbus, the Business Improvement District, Muscogee Moms, Columbus State University Student Government Association and Phenix City Parks and Recreation, the free ...

10/21/2017 3:55:00 AM
"Actually, Prattville now is a little ahead of us when we started in 1983," said Richard Bishop, who recently retired as chief executive officer of Uptown Columbus. He's credited with getting the effort started over that over the past three decades has ...

10/19/2017 8:07:00 AM
Suwannee Democrat
One thing is certain: the three states have thus far not been able to agree how much water each state should get from the Chattahoochee River. Anyone who loves a fresh shucked Apalachicola oyster wants Florida to prevail in this case. The oysters in ...

10/18/2017 1:00:00 AM
Sandy Springs, GA - Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is seeking comments on a proposal that would raise the price of the CRNRA Annual Pass from $35 to $40 and the CRNRA Daily Pass from $3 to $5. A CRNRA Daily Pass is not required for ...

10/16/2017 1:06:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus State University received a large grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The $3 million grant was recently awarded to Columbus State University with a Strengthening Institutions Program grant to improve retention ...

10/12/2017 3:30:00 PM
Don Carter State Park is a delightful place to spend a few hours or weeks near where the Chattahoochee River becomes the northern part of Lake Lanier. Come and get acquainted with the park and its always friendly visitors at their 4th Annual ...

10/11/2017 7:58:00 AM
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Big news is coming out of Auburn as the chef at the Acre restaurant will be a competitor for a show on the Food Network. Chef David will compete on Iron Chef Showdown, which is a brand new series premiering Nov. 8.

10/10/2017 12:03:00 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Georgia a stamp of approval last year when it said metro Atlanta would get virtually all the water it needs from the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier through 2050. The U.S. Supreme Court shocked Georgia officials in ...

10/10/2017 6:31:00 AM
A 5K fun walk and run will take place in Uptown Columbus in support of breast cancer awareness. The 8th annual Paint the Town Pink Columbus will take place at Woodruff Park Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. A survivor parade will precede the fun walk/run at 6 p.m ...

10/7/2017 11:05:00 AM
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - The Crawford Rough Stock Bull Ride is coming to the Chattahoochee Valley. This event is combining fun and giving back to the community at the same time. Organizers of the bull ride, Tony Foster and Brian Pierce stopped by the News ...

10/6/2017 7:04:00 PM
That's a pretty neat opportunity for any military person to have." Founded by the Columbus-Phenix City Auburn Club in 2009, Gameday for Heroes provides experiences at collegiate sporting events for wounded, active duty and retired military, along with ...

10/6/2017 1:11:00 PM
Planet Fitness, which has been in the Columbus market since 2014, is preparing to open a location in Phenix City before the end of this year. The new 18,000-square-foot fitness center is going into a strip shopping center that is now undergoing a major ...

10/5/2017 3:06:00 PM
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - A few downtown Auburn streets will close for the Budweiser Clydesdales coming to town on Thursday. From 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Magnolia Avenue between College and Wright Streets will close to unload the horses. They will then travel east ...

10/4/2017 9:21:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, which have represented quality and heritage for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, will be making their grand entrance today in Opelika before trekking through Auburn on Thursday and on to Phenix City on Saturday.

9/29/2017 5:57:00 PM
D.C. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Keri Hilson visits the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Georgia later this month. The campaign kicked off in April with Jordan Fisher, who's in the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” touring Alexander ...

9/29/2017 4:37:00 AM
The Phenix City-Russell County Public Library is stepping in to help as blood donation centers continue to face critical blood shortages. The Library will host a Red Cross blood drive Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Library officials are asking the ...

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