Smith Lake News

11/14/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

9/26/2017 11:11:00 PM
Al.com
Many top pro bass anglers will be fishing Lewis Smith Lake northeast of Jasper this weekend as the Bassmaster Open comes to town. The lake, the clearest large impoundment in Alabama, has historically had a reputation as a lake disliked by the pros because ...

9/26/2017 8:53:00 PM
Daily Mountain Eagle Online
Close to $1 million is expected to flow into Jasper and Walker County this week thanks to a popular fishing tournament on Lewis Smith Lake. The Bass Pro … This item is available in full to subscribers.

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

9/25/2017
Donna Pate
With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After…

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 ...

8/17/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

8/3/2017
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
Cullman Times
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
Cullman Times
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
Fayetteville Observer
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
Cullman Times
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 ...

7/13/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

7/9/2017 12:34:00 PM
Cullman Times
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 szw0099@auburn.edu, or 334-844-4231. With children out of school and families planning summer ...

7/8/2017 11:33:00 PM
Al.com
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
Cullman Times
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
WSFA 12
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
Cullman Times
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
Cullman Times
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 ...

6/8/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 2017)

6/6/2017
EPA
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
Cullman Times
“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
WSFA 12
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 ...

5/18/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (May 2017)

5/5/2017 7:39:00 AM
4 Traders
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
Cullman Times
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
yellowhammernews.com
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
CBS 42
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
CBS 42
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
Al.com
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
Al.com
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
CMT
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
cullmantoday.com
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
The Advocate
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 ...

3/20/2017 6:15:00 PM
Cullman Times
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
Cullman Times
“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 ...

3/17/2017
Alabama Power
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…





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