Lake Oliver News

5/24/2018 2:10:00 PM
WTVM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Georgia DNR has confirmed that an alligator was found decapitated at Lake Oliver. DNR is investigating this incident after discovering that the alligator was shot in the head. This is a developing story; we will have more updates on ...

5/22/2018 12:50:00 PM
Daily Mail
A Centers for Disease Control employee whose body was found in a river six weeks after he went missing, has been ruled a suicide. Timothy Cunningham's body was recovered from the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta on April 3 - more ...

5/15/2018 10:25:00 AM
WRBL
It's the largest annual fundraising event for Special Olympics. The event started at the Public Safety Building on 10th Street and ended at Lake Oliver. More than 100 agencies take part in the 1,000 mile trek. The journey unfolds over two weeks as the ...

5/14/2018 8:21:00 AM
Curbed
The City of Atlanta could shell out $100,000 to help develop a multi-use trail along the under-appreciated Chattahoochee River. That is, if Atlanta City Councilman Dustin Hillis’s new legislation passes a council vote Tuesday. The piece of the $1.5 ...

5/13/2018 3:25:00 AM
WTVM
Today, mothers and sons in the Chattahoochee Valley are sharing a special moment. A whole day out on the water at Lake Oliver, playing out on the marina now for 48 years, ever since the Georgia-Alabama Bass Club decided to host the first local Bass Rodeo.

5/12/2018 6:52:00 PM
WTVM
We will provide more updates when they are available. A whole day out on the water at Lake Oliver, playing out on the marina now for 48 years, ever since the Georgia-Alabama Bass Club decided to host the first local Bass Rodeo. A whole day out on the water ...

5/12/2018 6:08:00 PM
WTVM
A whole day out on the water at Lake Oliver, playing out on the marina now for 48 years, ever since the Georgia-Alabama Bass Club decided to host the first local Bass Rodeo. A whole day out on the water at Lake Oliver, playing out on the marina now for 48 ...

5/12/2018 5:57:00 PM
WTVM
We will provide more details when they become available. A whole day out on the water at Lake Oliver, playing out on the marina now for 48 years, ever since the Georgia-Alabama Bass Club decided to host the first local Bass Rodeo. A whole day out on the ...

5/12/2018 5:57:00 PM
WTVM
Today, mothers and sons in the Chattahoochee Valley are sharing a special moment. A whole day out on the water at Lake Oliver, playing out on the marina now for 48 years, ever since the Georgia-Alabama Bass Club decided to host the first local Bass Rodeo.

5/12/2018 5:15:00 PM
WTVM
A whole day out on the water at Lake Oliver, playing out on the marina now for 48 years, ever since the Georgia-Alabama Bass Club decided to host the first local Bass Rodeo. A whole day out on the water at Lake Oliver, playing out on the marina now for 48 ...

5/11/2018 8:23:00 AM
The Business Journals
The city of Atlanta would contribute $100,000 toward a $1.5 million trail that would run along the Chattahoochee River for 100 miles under an ordinance introduced by Councilman Dustin Hillis. The Chattahoochee River Greenway would extend from Lake Lanier ...

5/10/2018 4:53:00 AM
WRBL
The Georgia-Alabama Bass Club will hold its 48th annual Bass Rodeo on Saturday on Lake Oliver. The fishing tournament allows two people per boat. The entry fee is $30. All funds raised from the event go to Valley Rescue Mission to provide opportunities for ...

5/2/2018 9:51:00 PM
Pine Bluffs Post
Plans in the future are: assisting the Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 put out Cemetery flags on veteran's graves on Memorial Day; a conservation project out at Lake Oliver, by Bushnell, Nebraska on July 14. They will be building a trail and over ...

5/1/2018 1:17:00 PM
WTVM
A coalition of public safety experts, and representatives from local clubs like Kiwanis, hosted a panel discussion Tuesday morning to remind the community that, while they can enjoy activities out on the Chattahoochee River, they need to understand the ...

4/28/2018 2:16:00 PM
Dothan Eagle
I hate it, but I feel Congresswoman Martha Roby has stepped in it again with her reply about funding aviation at Fort Rucker. She touted her position on the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations and let us know that she was able to get Fort Rucker ...

4/25/2018 1:56:00 PM
Mother Nature Network
Armed with trash bags and grabber tools, a team of volunteers from Georgia Aquarium set out on a rainy Saturday to remove trash from local spots within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The effort was part of Sweep the Hooch day ...

4/23/2018 10:34:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park have jointly received a National Park Foundation grant to strengthen their volunteer programs at each park, respectively. At Chattahoochee River NRA ...

4/21/2018 6:32:00 PM
Telegram
The Red Sox have crossed many things off their to-do list since John Henry and friends bought the team in 2002. Beating the Yankees in the historic 2004 ALCS comeback, winning three World Series, winning back-to-back division titles, selling out 820 ...

4/21/2018 5:18:00 AM
CBS Atlanta
A memorial service was held Saturday morning for Timothy Cunningham, the CDC researcher whose body was found in the Chattahoochee River on April 4. Cunningham had been missing for several weeks before his body was found. He left work sick on February 12 ...

4/19/2018 11:36:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
"The historic district and Chattahoochee River are two of the defining characteristics of Roswell. This project is an amazing addition to our historic district and it helps the Chattahoochee River at the same time. I hope you will agree when you look ...

4/19/2018 7:30:00 AM
Topix
This past weekend's Art Park Vision Fest launched the effort to create a pop-up art park in Phenix City. It will be on the land between the Pedestrian bridge and 13th Street Bridge, next to the Marriott.

4/19/2018 6:35:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
Looking at the two creeks on a map, it makes sense. Near the point Peachtree Creek empties into the Chattahoochee River in west Buckhead, Nancy Creek flows from the north, starting off of a small lake near Womack and Tilly Mill roads. It passes Murphey ...

4/17/2018 6:53:00 PM
Gwinnett Citizen
Duluth’s 2018 event calendar season has a little bit of something for everyone. From dancing characters, food trucks, and live music to rafting on the Chattahoochee River to camping underneath the stars at Rogers Bridge Park; residents can choose from an ...

4/10/2018 3:39:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
I mean, we have bathrooms that are being locked up at night. We have bathrooms that are being destroyed. We had the Lake Oliver bathroom burn down. We had the Mott house burn down.” Local historian Virginia Causey has said she considers it an odd place ...

4/7/2018 3:30:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
“That let’s you know he’s protecting himself. ... He does work security.” Eric told his story at the Lake Oliver Marina, a place he visits regularly to enjoy nature. He said he brought his brother there on occasion to discuss their dreams for the futur

4/6/2018 5:15:00 PM
WRBL
The Rabon family spent their days waiting at Lake Oliver Marina, praying for a miracle. "Every day, me and Jeremy would go down and talk to this family- three, four, five times a day. They would wait for us to leave at night, knowing we were going to come ...

4/6/2018 2:34:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
The boy’s body was located about 250 yards south of Lake Oliver dam in a debris pool in Bibb Pond, the deputy coroner said. The body of the 27-year-old father was recovered in the same area on Easter Sunday. Divers, DNR rangers and a team from Columbia ...

4/6/2018 5:20:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
The body of a missing 4-year-old boy was recovered Friday morning in the Chattahoochee River after a nine-day intensive search by rescue workers from multiple agencies across the Southeast, authorities have confirmed. Beau Rabon was discovered at 8:34 a.m ...

4/5/2018 11:15:00 AM
KXTV
ATLANTA -- A body found late Tuesday night in the Chattahoochee River is that of a CDC scientist who went missing more than a month ago, officials said on Thursday. Timothy Cunningham, a 35-year-old worker at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

4/4/2018 3:39:00 PM
WRBL
COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - It's been one week since Ryan and Beau Rabon went missing under the cold, dark Bibb Pond waters, and search crews continue to look for 4-year-old Beau. Search crews recovered the father, 27-year-old James Ryan Rabon, Sunday, April 1st ...

4/3/2018 1:08:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are in their seventh day of searching for a 4-year-old boy who's missing in the Chattahoochee River at Columbus, Georgia. Officials say the child was fishing from the riverbank with his father when he fell into the water ...

4/3/2018 11:02:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
Using six divers, the afternoon search concentrated on the area north of J.R. Allen Parkway and south of Lake Oliver dam. “We are not moving south of J.R. Allen but we are still trying to stay 75 percent north of J.R. Allen,” said Capt. Danny Macon.

4/3/2018 10:01:00 AM
USA Patch
JOHNS CREEK, GA — Two public input meetings will be held next week so you can provide feedback about the Trail Master Plan for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Two meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12 and 10 a.m ...

4/3/2018 7:35:00 AM
WSFA
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Several years of projects and investments were made to revitalize the Alabama side of the Chattahoochee River that will now include brand new public bathrooms in Phenix City. City council plans to cut the ribbon for the new ...

4/2/2018 3:48:00 PM
WLTZ
Rabon was fishing with his four year old son Beau at this popular spot near Lake Oliver Dam here when the incident occurred. Multiple witnesses reported seeing the father attempting to save his son. After five agonizing days of searching the Game Warden ...

4/2/2018 8:11:00 AM
Ledger-Enquirer
Rescue workers spent nearly 12 hours on the Chattahoochee River Monday looking for the body of a 4-year-old boy who likely drowned a week ago while he and his father were fishing from the bank. Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services and the Georgia ...

3/30/2018 3:46:00 PM
WRBL
COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Just beneath the surface of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Bryan Watson says the currents can be vicious, and others who are knowledgeable of the water agree. "Now keep in mind also, that the river ...

3/29/2018 4:02:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
Divers spent almost nine hours Thursday in the Chattahoochee River but weren’t successful in locating a man and his 4-year-old son who disappeared Wednesday south of Lake Oliver Dam. In an area described as a minefield of rocks, tree roots and poor ...

3/28/2018 6:39:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
“It’s appears they were fishing from the bank,” he said. The area is south of Lake Oliver Marina and just below the J.R. Allen Parkway Bridge. Police blocked an access road while the search was underway. Police also were trying to identify a vehicle ...

3/28/2018 10:36:00 AM
USA Patch
MARRIETA, GA - From Cobb County Government: More than one hundred acres of wooded land along the Chattahoochee River will soon be developed into an accessible Cobb County park. Commissioners approved a master plan to develop the 103 acres plot near ...





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