Lake Martin News

8/19/2017 3:45:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
As people throughout the Lake Martin area prepare for Monday’s solar eclipse, staying safe while viewing this once-in-a-lifetime event is important. Central Alabama Community College chemistry instructor Dr. Jeremy Carr created a series of tips and ...

8/17/2017 8:02:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Then that rainwater flows untreated into nearby creeks which lead to the Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin.” Wood plans on more storm drains across the campus being decorated. “Through out the upcoming semester we are hoping to paint other storm drains ...

8/15/2017 7:54:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
A group of nearly 10 youth and young adults from First Baptist Church of Alexander City gathered at the Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area office on Cherokee Road Saturday morning to do some work sprucing up the facility. From 10 a.m. until noon ...

8/11/2017 8:35:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“And you see them from the Kowaliga bridge to the dam.” Hartline said the fish kill happens from time to time. “It happens every so often,” Hartline said. “We are likely to see more this year especially if it keeps raining.”

8/10/2017 5:19:00 PM
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8/4/2017 10:14:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Lake Martin Animal Shelter Director Mia Chandler was the special guest at Thursday afternoon’s weekly meeting of the Dadeville Kiwanis Club. Her presentation included topics like how the shelter works and the positive changes that have been taking place ...

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…

8/1/2017 2:49:00 PM
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. • Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of ...

7/31/2017 9:14:00 PM
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. -Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of infection.

7/27/2017 12:24:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
With the fifth anniversary of Dixie Sailing Club being at its new location on Lake Martin quickly approaching, the club recently wrapped up its Spring Racing Series. A total of 23 DSC members competed in 27 races; thirteen racers also earned scores for ...

7/26/2017 8:29:00 PM
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7/26/2017 8:24:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
After the announcement of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series kicking off right here on Lake Martin, the community has been getting excited. But no one is more pleased than local anglers Greg Vinson, a native of Jacksons Gap, and Kelley Jaye, a native of ...

7/25/2017 12:26:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Sun Festival events being held for the first time included a trivia night at Kowaliga Restaurant Thursday evening, a drone race at the Sportplex football stadium and a partnership with the ACT II theater group performing “Our Town.” “We had a good ...

7/24/2017 9:17:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
It was recently announced the Bassmaster Elite Series would kick off its 2018 schedule right here on Lake Martin. While it’s obvious the selection of Lake Martin is a big deal for Alexander City and the surrounding areas, the potential economic impact ...

7/21/2017 9:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The two talked about the history of Smith Mountain on Lake Martin, including the fire lookout tower, as well as how CRATA was working to turn the area into a sort of outdoor museum, telling residents and visitors alike of the history and nature on Smith ...

7/19/2017 5:16:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Lanier has been the driving force behind the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association’s (CRATA) network of hiking trails around Lake Martin since the non-profit organization was formed in 2004. CRATA has been responsible for the development of 7.2 miles ...

7/18/2017 9:50:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Sun Festival’s Family Day on the Lake was jam-packed with activities designed for family fun at Wind Creek State Park on Sunday afternoon. But hidden in all that fun was a big educational experience on the water sports Lake Martin has to offer.

7/18/2017 6:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Since the Memorial Day weekend, three people have perished while kayaking along the Tallapoosa River. Just Tuesday, Charles Edward Stewart perished on the Tallapoosa River just below the Thurlow Dam and another reportedly victim made it out safely.

7/17/2017 3:34:00 AM
CBS 42
11-year-old Victoria Smith was last seen in Dadeville, Alabama around 4 p.m. on July 16, 2017. Smith is a white female who was last seen wearing a purple shirt with yellow writing, black gym shorts, brown flip flops, and a head band with her hair pulled back.

7/16/2017 10:46:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Lake Martin Area Association of Realtors held their annual Realtor of the Year dinner Thursday evening awarding Russell Lands’ Emily McDaniel the title. Last year’s recipient of the award, Todd Clark, tried to hold the crowd in suspense before ...

7/15/2017 5:28:00 PM
Former Auburn Tigers head coach Gene Chizik, known for his work on the defensive side of the ball, is now having some fun at his "QB/WR camp" at Lake Martin in Alabama. Chizik most recently served as North Carolina's defensive coordinator, but he stepped ...

7/14/2017 5:19:00 PM
Wickles were born in Dadeville, Alabama. Brothers Trey and Will Simms couldn’t get enough of the spicy pickles made by their cousin’s grandmother. So they bought the 70-year-old recipe from her and teamed up with a friend, Andy Anderson, to turn the ...

7/14/2017 4:04:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
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7/13/2017 5:00:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Lane closings and delays on Lake Martin’s Kowaliga Bridge may look purposeless as traffic crosses, but that’s only because the work is being done under the bridge and not on top of it. Seminole Equipment, Inc., of Tarpon Springs, Florida, is painting ...

7/13/2017 1:08:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
Search and Rescue of Elmore County, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, as well as civilian bystanders. Nothing further is available as troopers from ALEA's Marine Patrol continue to investigate.

7/12/2017 2:36:00 PM
The body of 31-year-old Charles Edward Stewart of Tallassee, Ala. was recovered from the Tallapoosa River Wednesday. A report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says Stewart, who was not wearing a flotation device, became displaced from his kayak on ...

7/11/2017 8:36:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Bassmaster Elite Series released its tournament schedule Monday and it was confirmed the season opener for the top tournament trail in the world will be right here on Lake Martin. The top bass fishermen in the world will be in Alexander City on Feb. 8-11.

7/9/2017 8:06:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The overflow entered Whortleberry Creek before entering Oaktassa Creek to Hillabee Creek to the Tallapoosa River. “We estimate the character of the waste water when it entered Whortleberry Creek was diluted 20 times or more just because of the excessive ...

7/7/2017 9:20:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Lola Popov caught this 23-pound striped bass on Lake Martin earlier this spring. For your chance to be featured on our sports pages, send us your biggest catches, whether they be fish, turtles, snakes or other wildlife. Email your photos to sports editor ...

7/5/2017 9:50:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The city also announced that the Planning Commission will hold a called public hearing Monday, July 10 at 4 p.m. in the City of Alexander City, Alabama, City Hall Conference Room to consider a rezoning application for about 3.5 acres at 1621 Heatherwood Drive.

Lake News
The annual Russell Marina July 4th Boat Parade occurred today. Watch the video. Winner results below.Tallest Flag1st Place Kenny Campbell2nd Place Crystal Sellers Largest Flag 1st Place Tito Sanchez 2nd Place Harry Little Most Patriotic Crew 1st Place Jeff Fox 2nd Place Laura Roberts Most Creative Crew 1st Place Laurie…

7/1/2017 11:03:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
Gates will open at 5 p.m. for a celebration at the Lake Martin Amphitheater in the Kowaliga Bay area. At 6:30 p.m. The Bank Walker will take the stage and the Sweet Tea Trio will take over at 8 p.m. Fireworks are set for 9 p.m. and the Sweet Tea Trio will ...

6/30/2017 8:26:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
This year, the event will be headlined by The Sweet Young Uns and Kowaliga winner Adam Sparks will be the opening act. There will be vendors, all sorts of food, games for the kids and of course fireworks. The fireworks are set to begin at 9 p.m. Gates open ...

6/30/2017 9:29:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Standing inside Phillip Lolley’s garage in Jacksons Gap, it feels like you’ve entered a football fan’s dream. In addition to trophies, plaques and memorabilia, there are filing cabinets full of old game film and team souvenirs, and the walls are ...

6/29/2017 8:22:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Jones first came into contact with Fuller through her participation in the Junior Leadership Lake Martin program. During one of the last sessions of the JLLM program, Fuller had gone before the students, telling them about United Way and giving each of ...

6/27/2017 6:52:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Habitat for Humanity is a Lake Martin Area United Way agency. To help support the program donations can be mailed to Lake Martin Area United Way, P.O. Box 876, Alexander City, AL 35011 or give at their office at 17-B Main Street in Alexander City.

6/23/2017 8:41:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
More than 25 water skiers gathered at Porter’s Branch last weekend for the Lake Martin water ski slalom clinic and tournament. The participants began on Friday with a slalom clinic instructed by Bob Schouten, a U.S. Senior World Team member and Alabama ...

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.

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