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2013-02-14 16:24:12

ATLANTA, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It won't be this chilly for long, so don't miss one of your last chances of the season to "bear" the cold waters in 40-degree weather Saturday at LanierWorld at Sunset Cove. The fourth annual event, called the Polar Plunge, benefits the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. The plungers bring quite the excitement to the fundraiser by dressing up in crazy costumes and celebrating the success of their fundraising in which all of the proceeds...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

A corporate retreat program at Lake Lanier Island Resorts lets executives experience first-hand the power of the Walkingspree activity-based employee wellness program. Lake Lanier Islands, GA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Lake Lanier Island Resort, one of Georgia's most visited lakeside destinations, has partnered with Walkingspree, a leading technology-driven activity-based corporate wellness company, to provide guests the opportunity to experience a fitness routine that can motivate and change...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), best known for its worldwide Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races, announced a new partnership with the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The partnership will include the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 and the Marine Corps 5150 Lake Lanier, both set to take place on September 11, 2011, as well as the newly launched Marine Corps Primal Challenge, a Mudventure(TM) Quest event series. "Since the...

2010-08-08 20:30:00

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Hawk, originally of Ramona, Calif., but recently of Buford, Ga., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 13 ounces Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup champion on Lake Lanier. Hawk, with a four-day total of 20 bass for 50-14, won by a 2-pound, 6-ounce margin over Cody Meyer of Grass Valley, Calif., who caught five bass weighing 9-13 for a four-day total of 20 bass for 48-8. Sunday's final weigh-in marked the finale of...

2010-08-07 21:07:00

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- National Guard pro Brent Ehrler of Redlands, Calif., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 4 ounces to lead day three of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier, putting himself in position to become the first angler to win the coveted title for a second time. Ehrler, with a three-day total of 15 bass for 39-3, holds an 8-ounce lead over Cody Meyer of Grass Valley, Calif., who caught five bass weighing 11-5 for a three-day total of 15...

2010-08-06 20:57:00

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Cody Meyer of Grass Valley, Calif., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 3 ounces to lead day two of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier. Meyer now holds a 1-pound, 4-ounce lead over Chevy pro Larry Nixon of Bee Branch, Ark., who weighed five bass weighing 13-8 for a two-day total of 10 bass for 26-2 in a tournament featuring 78 of the world's best professional bass anglers. "Today I started off and caught two pretty quick,"...

2010-08-05 20:34:00

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Kevin Hawk of Ramona, Calif., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces to lead day one of the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier. Hawk now holds a four-ounce lead over pro Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., who weighed five bass weighing 14-8 in a tournament featuring 78 of the world's best professional bass anglers. "Today went really, really well," said Hawk, who has fished most of his FLW Outdoors career as a...

2010-05-29 18:27:00

HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Troy Morrow of Toccoa, Ga., caught four bass weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $120,000 at the 2010 BFL All-American presented by Chevy on DeGray Lake. Morrow had a three-day catch of 14 bass weighing 38-13. The catch gave him a solid 8-pound, 1-ounce win over Tee Watkins of East Point, Ky., who caught a total of 11 bass weighing 30-12 and earned $30,000. "This lake fit me to a 'T'," said the self-employed Morrow, who won his first BFL...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Aug. 3--Are federal officials siphoning off Lake Lanier's water to keep freshwater mussels alive downstream in Florida, or is metro Atlanta sucking Lanier dry? There's no simple answer, leading to a raging debate among those paying attention to the 18-year-old water war between Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Since last fall, when a falling Lanier threatened this region's water supplies, Georgia's politicians have used the man vs. mussel argument...

2008-07-22 15:00:38

By Deborah Buckhalter, Jackson County Floridan, Marianna, Fla. Jul. 22--Three Jackson County Commissioners were among those who attended a forum on Monday in Chattahoochee to talk about water wars, water woes, and water studies that may need to be done on Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river system. Hosted by Congressman Allen Boyd, the meeting was held at the Corps of Engineers management office near Chattahoochee. Jackson County Commissioners Jeremy Branch, Ed Crutchfield...