Smith Lake News

6/7/2021
BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

5/14/2021
State of Alabama
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency will end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. “For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary &lsquo…

5/14/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

5/13/2021
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents with the…

5/10/2021
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of…

5/10/2021
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $17 million to help provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama. The 36 grants awarded by Governor Ivey to multiple broadband providers across the state is the largest amount and number awarded to date from the Alabama Broadband…

4/26/2021
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Alabama has grown to a total population of 5.03 million and will retain its current number of seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years, according to the first data released from the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau announced the statewide population totals and…

4/15/2021
Alabama DCNR
Governor Kay Ivey joined the Alabama State Parks Foundation, local corporate leaders and others at Oak Mountain State Park on April 15, 2021, to announce efforts aimed at investing millions of dollars into needed park improvements. The governor spoke about an $80 million bond issue for park improvements that must be…

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 ...







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