Smith Lake News

4/1/2021
Lake News
On March 31st, Russell Lands announced the construction of a Coore & Crenshaw golf course, the defining centerpiece for Lake Martin’s newest luxury residential development, The Heritage. Part of a transformative master plan for Russell Lands, the golf course is the first in the state of Alabama designed by famed…

3/26/2021
Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

3/24/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

3/15/2021
BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

2/10/2021
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/31/2020 2:54:00 PM
WMAZ
It's near Heron Lakes Golf Club, which is located at 3500 North Victory Boulevard, between the Columbia River and the Columbia Slough, east of Smith Lake and west of Interstate 5. Anyone with ...

10/10/2020 2:51:00 PM
WSFA
HomTex is a textile manufacturer in Cullman, Alabama that began making masks back in March after making luxury sheets for more than 30 years. “We will be the largest US manufacturer of ...

10/10/2020 2:19:00 PM
WTVY
HomTex is a textile manufacturer in Cullman, Alabama that began making masks back in March after making luxury sheets for more than 30 years. “We will be the largest US manufacturer of ...

10/10/2020 5:02:00 AM
MSN
HomTex is a textile manufacturer in Cullman, Alabama that began making masks back in March after making luxury sheets for more than 30 years. “We will be the largest US manufacturer of ...

10/9/2020 9:41:38 AM
Birmingham WBRC on MSN.com
I'm excited to share the news that @Homtex_Inc in Cullman, Alabama has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Capitol complex with masks for members, staff and visitors. I've already been wearing ...

10/6/2020 11:09:00 AM
WSFA
WINSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The body of Kelsey Starling was recovered from Smith Lake Saturday, three months after she went missing in a July 4 boat crash, according to Sgt. Chad Pate with the ...

10/5/2020 10:41:25 AM
WSFA
SMITH LAKE, Ala. (WSFA) - According to a spokesperson for the group leading the search for Kelsey Starling, a body has been located in Smith Lake that could be the missing woman. Houston County ...

10/1/2020 6:10:00 PM
WBMA Birmingham on MSN.com
CULLMAN, ALABAMA (WBMA) - The widening of a four mile section of Alabama 157 in Cullman has the green light. Weather permitting construction starts next Wednesday. Thursday morning state and local ...

9/25/2020 6:00:00 PM
ABC 33/40
The ALEA Marine Patrol Division along with Cullman County authorities confirmed the identity of the body found in Smith Lake as missing boater Dustin New of Fultondale. Authorities said the divers ...

9/23/2020 12:58:00 PM
WHNT
Be aware that a few severe storms could develop as far north as Smith Lake, Cullman, Albertville, Gadsden, Boaz and Fort Payne. The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring an area over Central and ...

9/15/2020
Alabama Power
Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rains inland, which could affect Alabama Power lakes. After making landfall, Sally is expected to move slowly across the state, dumping large amounts of rain in some areas. The latest forecast indicates the greatest impacts to Alabama Power lakes from heavy rains will be from Lay…

9/10/2020 2:40:00 PM
MSN
Two Jefferson County women are under arrest, accused of kidnapping a toddler boy from his father in Cullman County. Load Error Late Labor Day evening, said Cullman ...

9/7/2020 7:51:00 PM
WHNT
One day of fun is not worth someone’s life,” Alabama Marine Police Trooper Kyle Stephenson said. Stephenson said the Marine Police have upped their numbers of boots on the ground and boats in the ...

9/5/2020 4:48:00 AM
WHNT
The grant will let troopers work overtime and concentrate enforcement in areas shown to have a lot of crashes caused by alcohol and speeding.

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/30/2020 12:17:00 PM
MSN
The body of a missing boater was recovered Saturday night in the Cullman County area of Smith Lake. Dustin New, 26, of Fultondale had been missing since July 16 when the boat he was working on ...

8/30/2020 8:16:00 AM
Washington Times
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Divers have recovered the body of an Alabama man missing for six weeks after a boat capsized on Smith Lake north of Birmingham, authorities said. Dustin New, 26 ...

8/30/2020 12:43:00 AM
al.com
Dustin New, 26, had not been seen Thursday, July 16, when he was involved in the boating accident in the Cullman County area of Smith Lake. Since then, multiple agencies have searched for New, who ...

8/29/2020 11:24:09 PM
WTVM
WINSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The body of Kelsey Starling was recovered from Smith Lake Saturday, three months after she went missing in a July 4 boat crash, according to Sgt. Chad Pate with the ...

8/29/2020 9:51:00 PM
MSN
CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The body of a missing boater from Fultondale was located late Saturday night in Smith Lake. Dustin New went missing on July 16 while boating.’ Divers recovered his ...

8/29/2020 6:53:00 AM
WHNT
The Alabama Department of Labor said benefits under the program will continue to be paid through September 19.

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/22/2020 8:00:00 AM
WSFA
WINSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities have made two more arrests in connection with a deadly July 4th boating crash on Smith Lake. Nick Bowling Suggs, 50, and Jodi Wallace Suggs, 50 ...

8/21/2020 2:39:00 PM
WSFA
LAKE JORDAN, Ala. (WSFA) - David Green was careful how he steered his 20-foot pontoon boat on Lake Jordan when we met him Wednesday. “It’s breaking the surface of the water right there," Green ...

8/13/2020
Main Street Alabama
Birmingham, Ala. - Alabama residents may soon be able to show their commitment of supporting local businesses with a distinctive car tag. The Shop Local Support Small Business tag will be produced if at least 1,000 complete an online application and pay a $50 fee by July 31, 2021. Main Street Alabama, the benefitting…

8/11/2020
BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/5/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

7/28/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

7/27/2020 5:12:00 PM
Alabama Public Radio
DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has died in a boating accident on an Alabama lake. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s ...

7/27/2020 7:52:00 AM
WSFA
Now, with some communities starting to talk about extreme contingency plans like trucking in water, Riley says he may order Alabama lakes to lessen their downstream releases - just as he says ...

7/22/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

7/20/2020 7:33:00 PM
WSFA
Tami Reist, director of the North Alabama Lakes Tourism Association, and Carrie Banks of the Alabama League of Municipalities will lead the Local Activities Committee. Their committee will develop ...

7/14/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…







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