Lake Martin News

6/21/2017 10:22:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
At a recent visit to Lake Martin, my brother mentioned that when the water goes down, we can take the boat under the bridge. All the adults agreed and offered various opinions about that time of the summer. Several of the children were sitting close by ...

6/20/2017 9:23:00 AM
Country Living magazine today proudly reveals the brand’s first-ever Lake House of the Year. Situated on the scenic banks of Alabama’s Lake Martin, the Lake House of the Year skips the kitsch and takes a relaxed and refined approach to waterfront living.

6/20/2017 7:31:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Approximately 3,000 people made their way to the horse arena at the Alexander City Sportplex over the weekend to witness the exciting spectacle that was the 11 th annual Lake Martin Area Rodeo, held by the Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area.

6/16/2017 10:00:00 AM
It’s pretty standard question for kids: If you could have any super power what would it be? I’m sure many of them answer they’d love to be able to fly. Well, now you can experience that feeling over the water at Lake Martin. It’s all thanks to a ...

6/16/2017 7:17:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The slalom course is set up at Porter’s Branch and is open to both competitors and specatators with shuttles running from Kowaliga Marina. Some of the area’s top water skiers will be present for the clinic. It will be taught by Bob Schouten ...

6/15/2017 10:56:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area is once again ready to host the Lake Martin Area Rodeo this weekend, June 16-17. This year, the Bar W Rodeo Company also returns as the stock contractor, supplying the event with the livestock to be used in the ...

6/14/2017 8:29:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
As the Southern Golf Association’s Junior Championships kicked off Tuesday, so did the showcase of Willow Point’s scenic golf course on Lake Martin. “It’s a great course,” said Padraic Sim, of Spanish Fort. “It’s probably one of the best ...

6/12/2017 9:09:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Willow Point Golf & Country Club was covered in orange and blue on Thursday night, as 300 Auburn alumni took over the premises for the fourth Auburn Ambush of the offseason. “We hit a home run,” said Larkin Radney, president of the Lake Martin Auburn Club.

6/7/2017 2:04:00 PM
Jim Scott’s sprawling garden at Lake Martin in Alabama is an immersive, 360-degree experience that swallows you in its verdant grandeur. It’s like a living choose-your-own-adventure book, a veritable forest wonderland where one can truly get lost in ...

6/7/2017 7:56:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Designated by buoys, the courses were set out by Lake Martin Resource Association (LMRA), and the 1- and 3-mile races were the same, heading toward the island, whereas the 6-mile course headed toward Kowaliga Bridge. The only difference between the 1- and ...

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…

6/3/2017 8:04:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that state funding for Pre-K programs would be increasing for the upcoming fiscal year, allowing for schools throughout Alabama to continue growing their respective Pre-K programs. According to a press ...

6/2/2017 9:23:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
With an abundance of rain recently in the Lake Martin area, officials are aware that it can leave behind standing water – a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. That’s why Alexander City is gearing up to start its mosquito abatement program and plan ...

5/31/2017 9:46:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“Historically, this has been more of a regional event. In years past, we’ve really limited ourselves to state events, so we’re trying to branch out and get more people to the Lake Martin region.” Buford McCarty, who is the president of the Alabama ...

5/30/2017 9:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Lake Martin saw a flurry of action on Saturday to kick off the summer season in style. Although Dixie Sailing Club has already started its race season, a flock of competitors got involved in Saturday’s action with the McFadden Cup club race. Despite the ...

5/28/2017 7:45:00 PM
This Memorial Day Weekend was also the weekend of the annual Art on the Lake art show at Lake Martin. This year 64 artists came out to share their talents and sell some of their work, bringing in thousands of customers. The art show is hosted by the ...

5/26/2017 4:45:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the Brett Woody Bar W Rodeo show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for pre-purchase at Tractor Supply, Depot Music & Pawn, Alexander City Parks & Recreational Park, Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care & Resort and the Boys ...

5/26/2017 4:31:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
It’s a full house at Wind Creek State Park for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend and campers are adjusting to the new online reservation system for camping at Alabama State Parks including Wind Creek. It has been a hit for those who frequent the park and ...

5/26/2017 8:34:00 AM
For that reason he’s inspecting more and more docks this time of year. Jimmy Pool has a house at Lake Martin and had Duck inspect his dock Friday. “He did a little bit of touch up work on it,” he shared, “but it was safe.” He’s decided to have ...

5/25/2017 8:35:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The recently chartered Lake Martin Auburn Club, a member of the Auburn Alumni Society, has been selected as one of four Auburn Clubs to host an Auburn Ambush event this year. This event will be held at Willow Point Golf and Country Club on Thursday, June 8 ...

5/23/2017 5:47:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“There were over eight inches that fell in the Montgomery area.” What makes those three inches of rain from the weekend more beneficial to the area around Lake Martin is that it helped to alleviate the drought conditions that have been plaguing the ...

5/22/2017 3:12:00 PM
Auburn’s basketball coach hosted his fourth Fore the Children Golf Classic Monday at Willow Point Golf and Country Club on Lake Martin, surpassing $800,000 raised for Children’s Harbor, which provides kids with serious illnesses and their families a ...

5/19/2017 8:43:00 AM
If you’ve ever gone out on a boat a Lake Martin there are some huge beautiful homes along the water and some of them are for rent. One man from Birmingham decided to give folks another option. It’s new, and it’s tiny. “When I was at the restaurant ...

5/18/2017 9:50:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Don McClellan of the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance said that he doesn’t think it will have an impact on industries operating in the area currently. “We don’t have any who use rail to ship currently,” McClellan said. “But there ...

5/17/2017 5:09:00 AM
Want to get in some lake living in this summer without having to worry with the stress of camping or having to spend big bucks on a lake house stay? Eagles Landing at Lake Martin is getting in on the tiny house movement by creating a tiny home community ...

5/16/2017 11:40:00 PM
The Business Journal
A new tiny home community will open soon at Lake Martin. Eagles Landing is a the first official tiny home vacation rental development at Lake Martin. Developers will hold a ribbon cutting for the official opening on May 19. “Tiny homes are an up-and ...

5/15/2017 6:33:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
His grandfather had a farm near Blue Creek by Lake Martin and owned a country store. After his oldest son went to Auburn University and got a degree in horticulture, he returned to the family farm and convinced his father to begin growing ornamental plants.

5/13/2017 5:10:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
His grandfather had a farm near Blue Creek by Lake Martin and owned a country store. After his oldest son went to Auburn University and got a degree in horticulture, he returned to the family farm and convinced his father to begin growing ornamental plants.

5/12/2017 9:27:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Bill Jenrette, who helped make Lyman Ward what it is today and to visit the Lake Martin Innovation Center. “It’s great to be back in Dadeville and I can’t tell you how much I miss Laeman Butcher,” Rogers said. “It is hard to come here and not see ...

5/11/2017 10:32:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Brad Jones poses with his winning bass at Saturday’s Bass Angler Classic on Lake Martin. The bass, which weighed in 4.86 pounds, earned him the Defend Waters Big Fish Award. Jones’ total for the classic, which was sponsored by the Alabama Water Watch ...

5/11/2017 8:37:00 AM
Four people gathered at the Poplar Springs launch of the Dub Denman Canoe Trail for a cleanup event Saturday morning. The tree-shaded parking area seemed even chillier than the 45 degrees registering on car thermometers. Gail Priest, who organized the ...

5/7/2017 5:26:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
With all these visitors making the journey through town, what kind of economic impact do they have on the area? Wind Creek State Park Superintendent Bruce Adams said that, “We do see a little bit of business. We have approximately 100 reservations due in ...

5/4/2017 10:32:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
For the Lake Martin Animal Shelter in Alexander City, the spring and summer months mark a spike in the number of unwanted puppy and kitten litters being gotten rid of. With this influx of young animals to the shelter, they are in critical need of puppy and ...

5/3/2017 6:19:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Members of the Leadership Lake Martin class and local children will come together this afternoon at Mamie’s Place Children’s Library in Alexander City to assemble a trio of Little Free Library boxes. These three containers, in addition to two already ...

4/30/2017 3:30:32 PM
The Alabama Department of Transportation will begin a bridge painting project on Kowaliga Bridge, Monday. ALDOT officials say the bridge will be prepped and painted in order to catch, collect and remove all residue. The enclosure will remain in place and ...

4/30/2017 3:30:00 PM
The Alabama Department of Transportation will begin work on Kowaliga Bridge on Monday. The bridge will be prepped and painted in order to catch, collect and remove all residue. The enclosure will remain in place and secured even when crews are not working.

4/30/2017 8:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“That is triple what I have done in previous years.” And Robinson, who also serves as president of the Tallapoosa River Beekeepers Association, says this year looks to be even better. With swarms and honey collection already started, “I have already ...

4/28/2017 7:43:00 PM
Rob McDaniel, executive chef at Spring House Restaurant and General Manager at Kowaliga Restaurant says, “school is still in but people are still coming”. In fact, they’re calling this weekend the unofficial Summer kickoff. McDaniel adds “folks ...

4/28/2017 11:13:00 AM
CBS 42
“For everybody going down to Auburn for football season, or going down to Lake Martin, we’ve got your ribs, your pork butts, we’ve got everything! So swing right in here and grab it to go on your way out of town,” Drexler said.

4/28/2017 8:07:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Heather Johnson, an English instructor at CACC who helped to organize the event, described the race as having several different-sized inclines and declines, along with beautiful views of both the battlefield and the Tallapoosa River as the course utilizes ...

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