Thu., July 12, 2012 10:00am
House Speaker David Ralston said he and Gov. Nathan Deal will introduce legislation to lower the legal alcohol limit for boaters after wrecks on Lake Lanier have raised concerns about safety.
Wed., July 11, 2012 7:58am
Officials in Hall County are looking for ways to improve safety on Lake Lanier after two bad accidents this summer. Commissioner Craig Lutz said members will be meeting with emergency responders on Wednesday to discuss options for making the lake safer.
Thu., June 28, 2012 9:23am
Governor Nathan Deal is calling for state lawmakers to pass legislation that would lower the legal blood alcohol limit levels for boaters and hunters in the wake of a tragedy on Lake Lanier that killed two brothers.
Tue., June 26, 2012 7:00pm
A federal agency says it has the legal authority to give Georgia more water from a disputed reservoir, though it has not made a final decision on how much to release. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in documents released Tuesday that it has the legal ability to give metro Atlanta communities access to 705 million gallons of water per day from Lake Lanier on the Chattahoochee River to meet needs through 2030.
Mon., June 25, 2012 3:57pm
FBI divers, cadaver dogs and dozens of searchers are continuing to scour Lake Lanier for signs of a teenager missing since a fishing boat collided with his family's pontoon boat. They resumed the search for 13-year-old Griffin Prince after daybreak on Tuesday.
Mon., June 25, 2012 11:42am
The U.S. Supreme Court will not intervene in a tri-state water dispute between Alabama, Georgia and Florida that has threatened the metro Atlanta area's water supply. The decision Monday by the top court means that a ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta still stands. That appeals court ruling was a significant victory for Atlanta and area communities since a lower judge had earlier threatened to severely restrict the region's access to its main water source.
Fri., June 22, 2012 3:14pm
Georgia boaters can drink more alcohol on the water than they can on the road, with less fear of being arrested.
Wed., May 30, 2012 6:58pm
Georgia's Attorney General is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a ruling that preserves a major source of drinking water. Friday's court filing is a response to an appeal by Alabama.
Wed., May 16, 2012 2:43pm
Federal authorities at Lake Lanier say they're putting renewed emphasis on safety for boaters and swimmers after three deaths at the lake. CBS Atlanta reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will suspend all new applications for dock construction this summer and will focus on safety awareness for boaters and swimmers.
Tue., May 15, 2012 2:30pm
The national conservation group “American Rivers” named Georgia’s Chattahoochee River as one of “America’s Most Endangered” Tuesday. One of the reasons is a proposed reservoir in Hall County, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now considering public comments about that project.