Lake Oliver News

8/14/2018 6:02:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
It’s a sliver of prime land steps away from the Chattahoochee River and in need for a purpose such as bringing people together for creative fun and delicious food. Thus, the ground just off Whitewater ...

8/13/2018 7:10:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
And an alpine slide. Steep topography amidst Standing Boy’s 1,580 acres of undeveloped land – off Old River Road along Lake Oliver 10 miles north of downtown – makes it suitable for an alpine slide, c...

8/10/2018 3:16:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
On Aug. 15, 1978, an organization called Friends of the River came together to celebrate accomplishing a mission the group had worked on for years: saving the Chattahoochee River from developers. The ...

8/6/2018 9:33:00 AM
North Fulton
In the article he wrote for Curbed.com, he talks about how much economic development potential there is in Atlanta by investing in the Chattahoochee River and Freedom Park. He proposes a linear park a...

7/28/2018
Lakes Online
The Southeastern Raptor Center releases an eagle at Pyne Road Park on West Point Lake July 28, 2018.

7/27/2018 2:38:00 PM
The News & Observer
Two historic powerhouses that sit on an island in the Chattahoochee River are being transformed into a one-of-a-kind event venue. The W.C. Bradley Co.is investing more than $3 million into the project ...

7/20/2018 8:02:00 AM
The Business Journals
Home of the Day is presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This is your invitation to view some of Atlanta's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and ...

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/17/2018 9:58:00 AM
GearJunkie
To test the Rader 135, I paddled and fished several stretches of the Chattahoochee River in Alabama and Georgia. The primary species I targeted were largemouth, spotted, and shoal bass. The hunt porti...

7/14/2018 8:12:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Bright orange and yellow floats dotted the Chattahoochee River on Saturday in celebration of the city of Duluth’s inaugural Whatever Floats Your Boat event at Rogers Bridge Park. Throughout the mornin...

7/6/2018 12:55:00 PM
Swift County Monitor
Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 15:49 (Note: Thanks to Dave Benson for providing weekly fishing results from the Swift Fishing League for 2018.) The league closed out the 2018 calendar Thursda...

7/2/2018 12:06:00 PM
North Fulton
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A routine training exercise became a real rescue mission when the Johns Creek Swiftwater team assisted seven people stranded on the Chattahoochee River July 22. Johns Creek Fire Department crews were in the middle of training that ...

6/28/2018 9:11:00 PM
Construction
“It is truly an amenity that can't be built. More than 430 mi. long, the Chattahoochee River rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and flows southwesterly toward the Alabama state line. It ultimately merges with the Flint River and other ...

6/27/2018 2:25:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Our neighbors to the south are claiming victory in a longtime fight over water from Lake Lanier. Florida claims Georgia is using too much water and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the judge who heard details in this decade long ...

6/23/2018 8:21:00 PM
Top Summer Getaways
Nestled in the heart of a quiet residential neighborhood in Buckhead, this offshoot of the extensive Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has two entry points and nearly 4 miles of trails, with options for both novices and advanced hikers alike.

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 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 8:23:00 PM
Star Tribune
A caller to 911 a few minutes before midnight Sunday alerted the Swift County Sheriff’s Office that a fisherman’s boat was on the shore of Lake Oliver, about 10 miles north of Appleton, Minn. Ricky Longnecker, 60, of Appleton, was located shortly after ...

6/5/2018 5:40:00 PM
WQOW
A caller reported finding Longnecker's abandoned boat on the shores of Lake Oliver Sunday night. The sheriff's office says Longnecker's body was recovered just after noon on Tuesday near the south side of the lake. Longnecker's fishing gear was still in ...

6/5/2018 5:40:00 PM
WXOW
A caller reported finding Longnecker's abandoned boat on the shores of Lake Oliver Sunday night. The sheriff's office says Longnecker's body was recovered just after noon on Tuesday near the south side of the lake. Longnecker's fishing gear was still in ...

6/5/2018 5:40:00 PM
4 KTIV Siouxland's News channel
A caller reported finding Longnecker's abandoned boat on the shores of Lake Oliver Sunday night. The sheriff's office says Longnecker's body was recovered just after noon on Tuesday near the south sid...

6/5/2018 4:51:00 PM
inforum
According to the Swift County Sheriff’s Department, the body of Ricky Longnecker, 60, of Appleton was recovered at around 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, on the south side of Lake Oliver. The lake is located north of Appleton. Authorities had been searching ...

6/5/2018 4:12:00 PM
Duluth News Tribune
According to the Swift County Sheriff’s Department, the body of Ricky Longnecker, 60, of Appleton was recovered at around 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, on the south side of Lake Oliver. The lake is located north of Appleton. Authorities had been searching ...

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 ...

6/5/2018 3:51:00 PM
KARE
A caller reported finding Longnecker's abandoned boat on the shores of Lake Oliver Sunday night. The sheriff's office says Longnecker's body was recovered just after noon on Tuesday near the south side of the lake. Longnecker's fishing gear was still in ...

6/5/2018 3:38:00 PM
West Central Tribune
According to the Swift County Sheriff's Department, the body of Ricky Longnecker, 60, of Appleton was recovered at around 12:05 p.m. Tuesday on the south side of Lake Oliver. The lake is located north of Appleton. Authorities had been searching for ...

6/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
WGEM News
Authorities find body of missing Minnesota fisherman Authorities find body of missing Minnesota fisherman The sheriff's office says 60-year-old Ricky Longnecker's body was recovered just after noon on Tuesday near the south side of Lake Oliver. The sheriff ...

6/5/2018 3:15:00 PM
WQOW
Authorities find body of missing Minnesota fisherman Authorities find body of missing Minnesota fisherman The sheriff's office says 60-year-old Ricky Longnecker's body was recovered just after noon on Tuesday near the south side of Lake Oliver. The sheriff ...

6/5/2018 1:45:00 PM
CBS Minnesota
The Swift County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call just before midnight on Sunday that a local fisher’s boat was on shore at Lake Oliver. The angler was not near the boat. Several agencies responded, an...

6/5/2018 8:50:00 AM
KSTP-TV
The Swift County Sheriff's Department said they located the body of 60-year-old Ricky Longnecker on the south side of Lake Oliver Tuesday afternoon. The search began for Longnecker Monday after his bo...

6/5/2018 8:50:00 AM
KSTP-TV
The Swift County Sheriff's Department said they located the body of 60-year-old Ricky Longnecker on the south side of Lake Oliver Tuesday afternoon. The search began for Longnecker Monday after his bo...

6/5/2018 4:58:00 AM
West Central Tribune
BENSON — The Swift County Sheriff’s Department was searching for an Appleton man Monday after receiving a 911 call just before midnight Sunday reporting that a local angler’s boat was on shore at Lake Oliver and still in gear. No individual was near ...

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 ...

5/31/2018 3:57:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
The Army Corps of Engineers says despite high water levels, it's still safe to swim or boat in Georgia's Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. The Corps tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement that water must be released out of Buford Dam ...

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 ...





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