Smith Lake News
8/17/2017 10:01:00 AM
Ogle County News
Photo by Zach Arbogast Dennis Grove's 1948 Chevy Pickup Truck, "Pop's Moonshine Delivery," was a popular attraction all the way from Cullman, Alabama. Photo by Zach Arbogast Perfect skies and mild temperatures made for a great day at the Polo Chamber of ...
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears may…
7/31/2017 8:02:00 PM
The Cullman County Board of Education discussed the possibilities for its Section 16 land at Smith Lake Monday as new alcohol sales and a proposal to build a road and boat launch potentially increase its value. The school board tossed around ideas for the ...
7/28/2017 2:03:00 PM
Newly legal alcohol sales may be bringing money to Smith Lake, but dry Cullman County isn’t getting any more local tax revenue from it or regulating its first licensed on-premises restaurant. The Cullman County Commission contends it doesn’t have the ...
7/23/2017 5:44:00 AM
The trip makes for a long day, with the group leaving the Outdoor Recreation office at Smith Lake Recreation Area at 4 a.m. and returning at 11 p.m. The cost is $149 per person per trip, which includes transportation and fishing gear. The trips are open to ...
7/17/2017 6:39:00 PM
Approved second reading of Ordinance No. 2017 - 19 to annex the property located at 48 County Road 497 owned by Virgena Thornton into the city limits of Cullman, Alabama as R-1 Residential District. It received a favorable recommendation from the Cullman ...
7/9/2017 12:34:00 PM
If you harvest a tagged rainbow trout from the Sipsey Fork, it is important that you keep the transmitter tag and contact Sarah Walsh with Auburn University at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 334-844-4231. With children out of school and families planning summer ...
7/8/2017 11:33:00 PM
Alabama Power Company and the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries made two stockings of rainbow trout in the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River below Smith Lake dam in June 2017. The fish were stocked on the Walker County side of the ...
7/7/2017 1:01:00 PM
Sheriff Matt Gentry said the sheriff's office has received complaints from citizens from Brushy Pond, Crane Hill, and up to Trimble about unsafe drivers along the winding road to Smith Lake. “This is the busiest time of the year on Smith Lake and in ...
7/4/2017 10:49:00 PM
Daily Mountain Eagle Online
A shell was inadvertently shot into a crowd of spectators during Duncan Bridge Marina’s annual fireworks show on Smith Lake Monday night, a spokesperson for the pyrotechnic company handling the show said Tuesday.
7/4/2017 5:28:00 PM
A woman is recovering after a fireworks accident on Smith Lake. "I took off running. I didn't know what to do. I was just trying to get out of dodge," Hart said. "I guess it fell over and went shooting through the crowd and it hit me." Hart sprained her ...
7/4/2017 4:27:00 PM
Alcohol sales on Smith Lake wouldn’t have been possible without recent legislation that cleared the way for approved marinas with on-site restaurants to serve diners, despite being in a dry county. Earlier this year, legislators amended a statewide law ...
6/27/2017 12:21:00 PM
Held first reading of Ordinance No. 2017 - 19 to annex the property located at 48 County Road 497 owned by Virgena Thornton into the city limits of Cullman, Alabama as R-1 Residential District that received a favorable recommendation from the City of ...
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…
5/23/2017 5:15:00 PM
“I feel like the 2017-2018 is going to be a turning point for the Cullman area.” Three areas will be targeted going forward for tourism: Smith Lake, motor coach groups and agri-tourism, he said. Marketing Cullman as a host city, providing incentives ...
5/23/2017 12:40:00 PM
Saturday looks like the pick of the weekend so far with dry and hot weather. So far so good for those going to Smith Lake Park for the Memorial Day Festival, the Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival and the SEC game at noon. On Sunday morning, the chance for ...
5/5/2017 7:39:00 AM
What: The annual Renew Our Rivers Smith Lake cleanup in Walker County begins Monday, May 15 and ends Tuesday, May 16. Volunteers should report at 8:30 a.m. at Smith Lake Dam parking lot each day. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.
4/30/2017 3:05:00 AM
Reid Road is also scheduled to be microsurfaced during the week of June 5, officials said. County Road 437 from I-65 to Smith Lake is an example of a road that’s been microsurfaced. It was the county’s first road to receive the treatment in 2015.
4/22/2017 10:30:00 PM
Daily Mountain Eagle Online
Officials said 203 boats carrying 406 amateur anglers from across the southern U.S. were on Lewis Smith Lake Saturday to compete in this year’s Alabama Bass … This item is available in full to subscribers.
4/21/2017 2:04:00 PM
In fact, it can be quite dangerous and life threatening. This was the case for an Alabama family last year that experienced tragedy on Smith Lake due to electrical currents in the water. Carmen Johnson was spending a normal April afternoon on Smith Lake ...
4/19/2017 8:36:00 AM
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT)– The temperatures are up and many people ...
4/18/2017 8:24:00 PM
Jimmy and Casey Johnson lost their 15-year-old daughter Carmen at their house on Smith Lake last year. “Easter Sunday was one year exactly that we lost Carmen,” said Jimmy Johnson, Carmen’s father. Johnson said his daughter died after water entered a ...
4/18/2017 11:38:00 AM
About a year before Darling and Whipple died, Carmen Johnson, a 15-year-old Priceville High School cheerleader drowned after being electrocuted at her family's boat dock on Smith Lake in Winston County on April 16, 2016. Since then, Carmen's parents ...
4/13/2017 8:49:00 AM
Propelled by her newly-discovered love for online journaling and social media outlets, she connected with one of her favorite places to shop for design finds, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques in Cullman, Alabama, and became their go-to source for ...
4/5/2017 1:00:00 AM
Rock the South (June 2-3, Cullman, Alabama): Rock the South started in 2012 as a charity event to support those affected by the deadly tornado outbreaks that hit Cullman and the surrounding areas in April, 2011. Since its inception, Rock the South has ...
3/28/2017 7:57:00 AM
Alabama Department of Commerce
CULLMAN, Alabama – Site Selection magazine placed Alabama among the top states in a new measure of economic development success, while Cullman... MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley announced today that global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans ...
3/26/2017 5:00:00 PM
The threat of rain and thunderstorms did not stop over 3,000 bargain shoppers from attending this year’s annual Smith Lake Park Spring Yard Sale 2017 on Saturday. Over 100 vendors lined the main road from the boat launch gate around behind the main ...
3/25/2017 10:22:00 PM
32, Dean Rojas, Lake Havasu City, Arizona (2/4-10; 3/13-10) 5, 18-4. 33, Jesse Wiggins, Cullman, Alabama (4/10-8; 2/7-10) 6, 18-2. 34, Jason Christie, Park Hill, Oklahoma (5/15-3; 1/2-8) 6, 17-11. 35, Keith Combs, Huntington, Texas (3/7-11; 5/9-14 ...
PREP ROUNDUP: St. Bernard wins 1A-4A title at Cullman Classic; Bearcats down Fort Payne 7-0 in area action
3/20/2017 6:15:00 PM
Cullman won the overall team crown in the Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation High School Regional Tournament at Smith Lake over the weekend. The Bearcats secured a three-boat total of 32.93 pounds to claim first prize, while Good Hope (20.51) finished ninth in the 47 ...
3/17/2017 8:52:00 PM
“The rise of the ‘millennial CEO,’” he said, “is the single greatest trend that we’re tracking at Site Selection magazine, and it’s a harbinger of our future…and it will not be too long before it takes hold in Cullman, Alabama — if it isn ...
Drought precautions expanded on Alabama Power lakes Drought conditions that began last fall persist across many parts of Alabama, and limited rains combined with early vegetation growth continue to pose a challenge as Alabama Power prepares to raise lake levels for the summer. Higher-than-normal temperatures have led to…
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)
3/15/2017 6:34:00 AM
The Cullman County Commission is keeping the same fireworks production company for its Independence Day show at Smith Lake Park July 1. On Tuesday, the commission approved extending the bid for the fireworks display to Pyro Shows of Alabama. The company ...
3/15/2017 2:28:00 AM
There's a very limited April 22-26 season in Cullman (north of Lewis Smith Lake and north of Cullman County Road 437 and west of I-65), Lawrence (north of AL Hwy 24), Lauderdale (east of US Hwy 43), and Morgan due to low turkey numbers. The limit is one ...
3/10/2017 2:58:00 PM
Alabama Department of Commerce
CULLMAN, Alabama – Site Selection magazine placed Alabama among the top states in a new measure of economic development success, while Cullman ranked No. 2 in the publication’s ranking of top U.S. small cities. Cullman ranked behind only Findlay ...
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)
Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…
2/15/2017 5:16:00 PM
2, Jamie Hartman, Newport, New York (20) 69-3, $26,000. 3, Jesse Wiggins, Cullman, Alabama (20) 69-0, $20,500. 4, Seth Feider, Bloomington, Minnesota (20) 65-13, $15,000. 5, Paul Mueller, Naugatuck, Connecticut (20) 65-0, $14,000. 6, Josh Bertrand ...
2/2/2017 3:17:00 PM
Bonus: How many legs do Queen Charlotte, Dover Doug and Chuckles have together? Big kids: If today it’s 56 degrees for Smith Lake Jake in Alabama, but just 19 degrees for Jimmy the Groundhog in Wisconsin, how many degrees chillier is Jimmy?
2/2/2017 11:30:00 AM
Beauregard Lee, Ohio's Buckeye Chuck, North Carolina's Sir Walter Wally, Louisiana's Cajun Groundhog, Alabama's Smith Lake Jake, Wisconsin's Jimmy, and New York's Staten Island Chuck (full name: Charles G. Hogg). Groundhog Day's origins lie in an ancient ...
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