Tag Archives: Lake Lanier

Political Notes – Squires announces for DPG chair

Former legislator Mary Squires is running for chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia; there will be other candidates in the race . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , Corps of Engineers , Democratic Party of Georgia , Doug Stoner , dubose porter , Henry "Wayne" Howard , Lake Lanier , Mary Squires , Phoebe Putney Hospital , Tharon Johnson

Georgia senators foil water scheme by Sessions, Rubio

Senators from Alabama and Florida tried unsuccessfully to restrict Metro Atlanta’s access to the water in Lake Lanier . . .

Tags: Jeff Sessions , Johnny Isakson , Lake Lanier , Marco Rubio , Saxby Chambliss , water wars

Flint River aquifer project gets DNR okay

The Natural Resources Board is ready to proceed with a test program of aquifer storage and recovery in the Flint River basin . . .

Tags: aquifer storage and recovery , DNR , EPD , Flint River , GEFA , Gordon Rogers , Jud Turner , Lake Lanier , Metro Atlanta water supply , Nap Caldwell

Political Notes – Lasseter’s Gwinnett cohorts get federal sentences

Two more people are sentenced to federal prison in a Gwinnett County corruption case; Kemp says it will still be expensive to maintain a closed archives facility . . .

Tags: bankrupt school systems , Brian Kemp , Buddy Carter , charter schools , Gwinnett County corruption , Lake Lanier , Shirley Lasseter , State Archives

Deal urges stricter alcohol limits for boaters

Gov. Nathan Deal will ask legislators to place stricter limits on alcohol consumption by boaters and hunters after a tragic boating accident on Lake Lanier . . .

Tags: blood alcohol limit , boating , Lake Lanier , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – With access to Lanier assured, does Georgia still need new reservoirs?

Now that Georgia will be able to get water from Lake Lanier, there may be less pressure to impound new reservoirs in North Georgia, an environmentalist contends . . .

Tags: Corps of Engineers , Court of Appeals vacancy , Georgia 400 , Lake Lanier , Nathan Deal , reservoirs , Sally Bethea , termination of tolls

Georgia claims another legal victory in Lanier water dispute

The Army Corps of Engineers concludes it can allocate water from Lake Lanier to the Metro Atlanta area, proceeds with an updating of its water use manual for the reservoir . . .

Tags: Corps of Engineers , Lake Lanier , Sam Olens , water wars

Court turns down Alabama, Florida in water case

Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal of a Court of Appeals ruling in Georgia’s dispute with Alabama and Florida over the allocation of water in Lake Lanier . . .

Tags: Lake Lanier , Supreme Court , water litigation

Political Notes – Sheffield says she’ll run in the 12th District

Atlanta attorney Maria Sheffield says she will run in the GOP primary for the 12th Congressional District; prospects are not bright for Lake Lanier refilling next year . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , alternative invesments , heating bill assistance , John Barrow , John Lewis , Lake Lanier , Maria Sheffield , Nathan Deal , Range Fuels , TRS

Political Notes – Feds say yes to water release limits, no to HOT lanes

Georgia officials get federal agreement to reduce water withdrawals from Lake Lanier, but not for passenger requirements in the Gwinnett County HOT lanes . . .

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , Atlanta fundraiser , dredging permit , judgeship appointments , Lake Lanier , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , toll lanes