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In partnership with Safe Kids Columbus, Kiwanis Club of Columbus, Whitewater Express, Columbus Fire&EMS, and WRBL our Program will focus on Water Safety. Through the Generosity of our sponsors we will ...

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The Alzheimer’s Association had their official walk kick-off Tuesday night at The Oaks. The walk is Friday, September 20 in uptown Columbus on the corner of Broadway and 11th. The whole event starts ...

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

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National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

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3M™ Window Treatment Films - Columbus, GA - Block the Heat, Glare and UV Rays but Keep the View with Performance Window Films, LLC!! Energy Efficient solutions with professional 3M™ glass window tinting services for residential, commercial and government projects around the Columbus, GA area. The installers are…

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National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

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Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from North Georgia, North Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Al. & Columbus, Ga. Well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is…

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What is a food truck? While the origins can be traced to the original chuckwagons of the west, today the concept varies from something as simple as the ice cream truck of the 60s, a gourmet hot dog cart or the modern and fully equipped kitchens of today's epicurean mobile food vendors. The idea is born out of necessity…

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A "blueway" or "water trail" is a water path or trail that is developed with launch points, camping locations and points of interest for canoeists, paddle boarders and kayakers. "Recently, cities along the Chattahoochee River have embraced their riverfronts as a focus for redevelopment. Now they are joining The Trust for…

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Named "Best Man-Made Whitewater" and one of the "Top 12 Man-Made Adventures on the Planet" by USA Today in 2013!! Whitewater's 2015 season on the Chattahoochee River officially begins May 8th with multiple activities planned on RiverFest Weekend. Rafting, zip lining, kayaking, fly fishing and paddle boarding on the…

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"Confluence Outdoor, parent company to nine leading paddlesports brands is sponsoring events, projects and organizations in 2015 that protect rivers, unite communities and push the sport of whitewater kayaking to new levels. Dagger, Wave Sport, Adventure Technology (AT) and Bomber Gear continue a longstanding commitment to…

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"Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout…

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Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for…

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Fig Buttercup (Ficaria verna, formerly Ranunculus ficaria) is an early-blooming perennial with origins in Europe and northern Africa. It is also called Lesser Celandine, and it is sometimes confused with Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris). It has apparently been enjoyed in gardens for many years, mostly in the Northeast…

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Yesterday marked a new and significant accomplishment for the business of craft beer in Alabama. Commercial brewery and brewpub members of the Aalabama Brewers Guild formulated a collaborative effort into a commerative beer for statewide release in March of this year. The effort marked the first time so many breweries in…

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Progressive insurance Atlanta Boat Show Drops Anchor at Georgia World Congress Center 2015 event showcases hundreds of new boats and on-water fun, ideal winter destination for Southeast boaters…

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"The National Weather Service forecast office and the Southeast River Forecast Center collocated in Peachtree City, Georgia will be upgrading hydrologic services by lowering flood stage levels on the Chattahoochee River at Columbus. The change will take effect on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. This location is a flood-only…

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"You basically would look at it just as if you were skiing on Lake Oliver or Lake Harding. It's the same water coming down through the river. With the dams removed and racing right on through, you've got plenty of oxygen in the water there, and it's completely safe to get in the water and enjoy the rapids." "The Water…

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Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure is going to take place at the Blue Heron Adventure Tower which is located on the corner of 11th St. and Bay Ave at 9:00 am on Friday morning, September 12th. The venue will offically open to the public on Saturday the 13th. This is the only zipline…

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"Lawmakers in Washington are fighting a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that affects the Chattahoochee River." "The Chattahoochee is a much cleaner river today thanks to increased efforts over the last few decades to eliminate pollution, but there is still more to be done." "We have trash," says RiverWarden…

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A historic mansion on the Chattahoochee River has been "completely destroyed" by fire. Authorities said the Sunday blaze gutted the home known as the Mott House, which was built by the second mayor of Columbus and then later owned by some of the city's pioneering businessmen. Read more here.

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New restaurants, tourism attractions and events are coming to the Chattahoochee River Park area this fall. Here are businesses or attractions that have opened or will be opening in the near future: Restaurants The Social- A Tex-Mex cantina located at the corner of Broadway and West 11th Street. Flip Side…

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This week marks the sixth year bars, brewers, distributors and other beer enthusiasts will come together to celebrate the beer community in our nation’s capital. One of the educational events, which was held last night, was a “drinki…

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The Grand Opening for the new Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy by Whitewater Express is Saturday July 19th in Phenix City, Alabama next to the 13th Street Bridge. Come out and enjoy the water with FREE ROLL CLINICS, 50% off STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) BOARD CLINICS, and KAYAK CLINICS. Also receive $150 of any KAYAK and $100 off any…

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"A Concerned Cyclist reports that the newly renovated Dillingham Street Bridge's bike lanes were not installed properly. Instead of having one bike lane on each side, the city painted both lanes on the north side." Read more by clicking here.

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"The outfitter operating on the Chattahoochee River whitewater course is moving to address concerns from Phenix City officials about the company’s Alabama operation." "Last year, it was the base of operation as nearly 17,000 people went down the river in the first year of the whitewater course." Read more here…

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National Geographic recognizes the Chattahoochee River Whitewater in their U.S Gulf Coast States Geotourism MapGuide: "Thinks have gotten wild in Phenix City, Alabama. In fact, you'll be lucky to survive a trip through the middle of town without getting a good soaking. It's almost impossible. But consider the situation…

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"Imagine throttling down the frothy waters of the Amazon, Congo or Colorado River, only to step off the shore to a sprawling city, plush with all the comforts of home. Okay… maybe this water's not that big, but the longest urban whitewater rafting adventure in the world is no easy undertaking."http://www.usatoday…

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On-demand, current-conditions for water data directly to your mobile phone or email. Simply send a text or e-mail to and put the SiteNumber 02341505 for the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park in the message or subject line for immediate information about the most recent observation(s) on the course…

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Award winning artist Judy Goodfellow presented a print of her original oil painting appropriately named "Rapids Life" to the Department of Economic Develpment in Phenix City, Alabama. The true-life portrait depicts a Great Blue Heron standing in the water falls with a photo realistic re-creation of Cutbait Rapids in…

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Fishing Kayaks and pontoons have become increasingly popular during the last decade with a huge number of options and accessories to make your time on the water more enjoyable. In fact, the term personal fishing craft is being used more so that people don't think they are getting a vessel similar to a whitewater play boat…

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Release no. 13-033ContactLisa, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District will be opening Sawnee Campground on Lake Sidney Lanier on September 20, 2013 until March 23, 2014 on a first-come, first served basis. Campers will have the opportunity to pick…

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ATLANTA, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Georgians continue to experience record-low temperatures this winter, Georgia Power is offering customers a better way to heat their homes with a new rebate…

By Jeff Emmert, Chief Ranger This time of year, especially when we are getting single digit temperatures, it is hard to get motivated to get out on the water to try that favorite fishing hole. However, those who enjoy fishing know that now is the time of the year to be thinking about fish habitat for the season and future…

By Chris Arthur, Chief Ranger Safe, responsible hunters will use extra care to avoid accidents on the water. Drownings happen on lakes, rivers, and ponds each year, especially during hunting season. When boats are used while duck hunting at Lake Lanier, help can be far away. Hunters must rely upon themselves or companions…

By ernest Noe, Chief Ranger Did you know that it is illegal to remove trees from public lands surrounding Lake Lanier? It’s just like going on your neighbor’s property and cutting down trees. The US Army Corps of e…

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"Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a team of attorneys to represent the state in a new chapter of an old dispute over who has what rights and obligations regarding the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system." "Federal officials have declared a fishery disaster for the Florida Gulf coast oyster…

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The movie about the River Restoration project and the creation of The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park between Columbus, Ga. and Phenix City, Al. will be shown on Georgia Public Broadcasting and Alabama Public Television THIS Tuesday, October 22 at 9:00 PM. Other broadcast times are GPB: October 29th at 7:00 pm and…

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