Tue., March 12, 2013 8:36am
Crews plan to blow up another dam Tuesday morning to help create a man-made whitewater course on the Chattahoochee River. Workers plan to blast a 100-foot section out of the City Mills Dam around 10:30 a.m.
Fri., March 8, 2013 1:00pm
After more than a decade of planning and construction, a man-made whitewater course on the Chattahoochee River will open May 25. It is expected to attract adventurers from around the South. Business and civic leaders on Thursday announced the opening date during a ceremony on a pedestrian bridge overlooking the river.
Mon., January 28, 2013 6:33am
Three new hotels are opening in the Columbus area in the coming months. Hoteliers are banking on the new whitewater course through downtown and continued business related to Fort Benning to fill the roughly 300 new rooms.
Thu., October 4, 2012 6:05am
The new whitewater course opening next year in Columbus means new potential challenges for the city’s fire and emergency services department. That has responders training for the special demands of saving people in the shallow, fast-moving rapids.
Thu., September 20, 2012 2:16pm
Uptown Columbus businesses asked a consultant to come up with ways the city can capitalize on a new whitewater rapids facility. Now they have to figure out how to make the recommendations happen.
Wed., September 19, 2012 3:12pm
Columbus city leaders Wednesday unveiled a strategic master plan to capitalize on the tourists expected to come to the city’s new whitewater facility. Organizers are hoping the area’s strong public-private partnerships will take economic development to the next level.