Chattahoochee River Whitewater News

7/18/2019 3:22:00 PM
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 ...

7/17/2019 2:53:00 AM
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 ...

7/15/2019 5:00:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
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7/12/2019 9:36:00 AM
No worries. You can watch some of the animals via webcam at the aquarium’s website. One of Uptown Columbus’ newer and most-popular attractions, Whitewater Express offers the chance to raft down the ...

7/9/2019 5:45:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - As the Columbus Whitewater Rafting scene nears a major milestone, one lucky rafter could find themselves with a pretty nice amount of spending money. As Columbus Whitewater nears ...

7/7/2019 2:06:00 PM
Pedestrians walk along Broadway visiting the various vendor booths during Saturday’s Uptown Columbus Market Days on Broadway. Darrell Roaden Special to the Ledger-Enquirer The first weekend of July ...

7/6/2019 3:51:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The kidpreneurs are back on Broadway! On Saturday, some of the community’s youngest entrepreneurs gathered Uptown to sell their merchandise. The family-friendly event not only ...

7/6/2019 10:11:00 AM
Albany Herald
In addition to wild whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Chattahoochee, Columbus Whitewater Express offers flatwater tubing during the summer months. Pair a trip down the river with ziplines, an ...

7/4/2019 7:17:00 PM
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - Phenix City’s Fourth of July celebration wrapped up Thursday evening at the Phenix City Amphitheater. The celebration featured a food truck court and fireworks show. There ...

7/3/2019 1:58:00 PM
The popular downtown company “Whitewater Express” received backlash for continuing to allow people on the river amid the search for the young boy who had fallen in the river Sunday evening. The last ...

6/25/2019 12:34:00 PM
In eight consecutive years, there has been an increase in the number of pedestrians in Uptown creating more business sales. Adding at least ten new developments in the area also contributes to the ...

6/21/2019 6:15:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - MidTown Inc. is seeking proposals from artists for the commissioning of a new mural. The mural will be located on the 13th Street corridor of Midtown Columbus. The ideal design ...

6/20/2019 1:01:00 PM
A new Popeyes restaurant recently opened in Phenix City, Alabama while developers plan to break ground on an ALDI grocery store and Culver’s restaurant across Hwy. 280. ...

6/10/2019 6:23:00 PM
Whitewater Express says they are open all year round, but they are looking to fill a few much-needed positions as summer approaches. “We’re hiring raft guides, office staff, and zipline staff, so ...

6/10/2019 2:33:00 PM
Reporter Newspapers
Sandy Springs wants to build trails to the Chattahoochee River and is planning to create a master plan to guide their development. Making better connections to the river was one of the recommendations ...

Lakes Online
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…

Dee Moore
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…

Derrell Winowich
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…

Michelle Minton
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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