HOUSTON - A 39-year-old Arley man lost his life Monday morning, Aug. 10, when he reportedly fell out of his boat, leaving it circling in the lake.
DUNCAN BRIDGE - Seven months after state legislators brought news to Winston County, that the state would take over maintenance and upkeep of 60-year-old Duncan Bridge, the official transfer took place Monday, June 15, celebrated by congregating of state and local officials at the blue steel bridge spanning Smith Lake.
SMITH LAKE - A Decatur couple charged last year with criminally negligent homicide in the July 4, boating accident that resulted in the death of Kelsey Starling will not stand trial.
SMITH LAKE - Volunteers from the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance have broken ground on a new public use weigh-in pavilion at Smith Lake, part of a partnership between B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power.
SMITH LAKE - The driver of the 2012 Mastercraft wakeboard boat that overturned July 4, resulting in the disappearance and apparent death of 26-year-old Kelsey Starling, has reached a plea agreement with the state.
SMITH LAKE - Troopers in the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol Division today, Wednesday, Aug. 21, arrested Nick Bowling Suggs, 50, and Jodi Wallace Suggs, 50, both of Decatur, on criminally negligent homicide charges stemming from a fatal July 4, boat crash on Smith Lake.
SMITH LAKE - According to Sgt. Chad Pate, Northern District Assistant Commander for ALEA's Marine Patrol Division, the search for Kelsey Starling, the missing boater, is continuing today.