Sat., May 18, 2013 2:00pm
Department of Natural Resources officials say Georgia was one of 14 recipients of a grant to help promote National Safe Boating Week.
Mon., May 13, 2013 5:00am
State officials and Governor Nathan Deal are scheduled to tour Georgia to educate boaters about new laws scheduled to take effect May 15.
Fri., May 10, 2013 11:00am
The Savannah-Chatham County police marine unit is offering a boating safety class next week aimed at teenagers who will soon be required to complete such a course to legally operate a boat in Georgia waters. The safety class requirement kicks in at the beginning of next year, when it will essentially affect boat operators age 16 and younger.
Tue., April 23, 2013 4:30pm
Governor Nathan Deal signed a boating safety bill into law on the banks of Lake Lanier Tuesday.
Wed., March 20, 2013 6:48pm
Hunters and anyone driving a water vessel in Georgia would face lower blood-alcohol limits under a proposal that has cleared the Georgia House of Representatives. The proposal would lower the current blood-alcohol limit from .10 percent to .08 percent, where it already stands for anyone operating a motor vehicle on Georgia roads.
Tue., March 19, 2013 4:41pm
Members of the Georgia House are expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would lower the legal blood alcohol limit for people behind the wheel of a boat or people hunting. The bill is named for 11-year-old Kile Glover as well as 9-year-old Jake and 13-year-old Griffin Prince. All three were killed in boating accidents on Lake Lanier in 2012. Prosecutors have charged the boater behind the Prince accident with boating under the influence.
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.
Fri., January 6, 2012 4:32pm
Brunswick city officials are getting tired of paying to raise sunken and abandoned shrimp boats. Two years after paying about $70,000 to raise a derelict trawler at the city dock, last month another one sank. Taxpayers end up footing the bill when shrimpers can't maintain their boats and can't insure or sell them.
Fri., September 2, 2011 1:28pm
The holiday weekend will bring many boaters and swimmers out on the waters.