Lake Martin News

5/18/2018 6:39:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Wind Creek State Park has partnered with the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge to help get Alabamians out and moving. Scheduling hikes is nothing new to Marijean Hadley, volunteer naturalist and event coordinator at the park and hopes the partnership with the ...

5/12/2018 6:37:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Like many in Tallapoosa County, Kirk Mickaels is fed up with litter along the roadways. Mickaels, like many in the area came back to Tallapoosa County and Lake Martin to retire but is worried it may soon not be presentable to others. “We have a litter ...

5/9/2018 7:33:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Their work can be seen throughout the community and it was tiring. From cleaning up the Elkahatchee Bridge, dressing up Imagination Station, new fans, paint and a handicap ramp at the Lake Martin Animal Shelter and cleaning up the Alexander City Pool ...

5/4/2018 11:10:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
With an abundance of rain so far this spring 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 ...

5/2/2018 5:10:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
The ranch is located on Girls Ranch Road, which in Lee County is extended from Farmville Road, between Auburn and Lake Martin. In addition to support from the Sheriffs Association, churches and clubs provide a bulk of the support the ranch gets now ...

5/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
In fact, someone sent a photo to our newsroom. One of the sightings in the county has been around the Lake Martin Area Resort off Bama Park Road. "It's funny at the same time," said Brennon Baker. Baker says it's the talk of the county. "It's funny at the ...

4/30/2018 10:35:00 PM
Unpretentiously lavish may sound like an oxymoron, but that's exactly what this lakeside estate embodies. Depending on cloud coverage and the amount of mist rising off Lake Martin's smooth waters, boaters can spot this abode from four, maybe five miles away.

4/30/2018 6:11:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
She was transported to the Russell Medical Center Emergency Room in Alexander City, Alabama. Upon arrival, she was unconscious and suffering with severe head injuries. “Due to her critical condition, she was transported by helicopter to the Columbus ...

4/28/2018 5:03:00 PM
"He's the best there's ever been and he's a closer. I'm right where I want to be." First-year pro Roy Hawk, the runner-up in the season opener at Lake Martin, is in the No. 2 position again after catching a day-best 24-12 to push his total to 61-09.

4/28/2018 6:00:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
According to the minutes from a March 22 meeting of the commission, Michael Langston, formerly of The Lake Martin Experience, was found guilty on two counts which included failing to “properly account for or remit money coming into possession which ...

4/26/2018 4:08:00 PM
Erie Times-News
He is more than 9 pounds behind the leader, Takahiro Omori, who had a catch of 23-12. This is the second Bassmaster Elite event of the year. Lefebre finished 84th in the season-opening tourney at Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama.

4/24/2018 11:42:00 PM
With no more nights forecast to drop into the 30's and 40's, it's likely that fishing on North Alabama lakes will revert to the usual late spring patterns, with many bass already spawned out but still aggressively patrolling the shallows to guard their ...

4/24/2018 7:57:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Students from the Lake Martin Area Boys and Girls Club took a field trip to the real world Monday afternoon. Teen Unit Director Crystal Freeman explained the idea of the visit to Piggly Wiggly was to start the education to the students of what it means to ...

4/23/2018 3:36:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
We went hiking on the hills overlooking Lake Martin last week, and a snake fell on Lucy’s shoulder. She screamed at the top of her lungs, which startled me. Abigail just looked at us like we were crazy. She wasn’t too off. The Deadening Alpine Trail ...

4/19/2018 10:19:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
While perhaps being best known as an after-school pogram for children and teenagers, a place where students can go and take part in a wide variety of activities, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area is once again gearing up for its annual summer ...

4/17/2018 3:33:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
For more information contact Deborah Jones at 1-800-361-1636 or 256-761-3575. COMMUNITY MEETING: PATH Lake Martin will hold its Community Planning Meeting on Thursday, April 19, at noon, at the Lake Martin Innovation Center. DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING ...

4/17/2018 8:54:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Preliminary grading has already taken place there. The project that has been named Lake Martin Village will feature a Highway 280 outparcel suitable for a larger retailer or restaurant and 14 business storefronts in the first phase that will occupy about ...

4/16/2018 6:33:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon on Tuesday, April 17 focusing on the importance of tourism as a piece of the economic development puzzle for the Lake Martin area. The luncheon will be held at CACC’s Betty Carol Graham Center ...

4/12/2018 9:54:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
An area that is popular with fisherman and those looking for a scenic view of the water is getting a much-needed cleanup and makeover, thanks to a group of volunteers who are part of this year’s Leadership Lake Martin class. The area around the ...

4/11/2018 8:15:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Lake Martin Innovation Center has been open for a little more than a year and already officials say it has surpassed expectations. Alexander City Chamber of Commerce President Ed Collari was touting its success Tuesday as Kenneth Boswell, director of ...

4/10/2018 7:12:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
More than 300 people filled The Stables at Russell Crossroads Saturday evening for the annual quail fry fundraiser hosted by the Lake Martin Area United Way. As the first fundraiser for the 2019 “Lake Martin Life Savers” campaign, the evening was a fun ...

4/10/2018 6:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The body of 44-year-old Thomas Heulan Spence of LaGrange, Georgia was recovered from Lake Martin on Aug. 28, 2017 after a weeklong search. Officials credited the sonar that was brought to the site by the Daphne team with pinpointing the body. At the time ...

4/9/2018 11:57:00 PM
Lake Martin could be a little less congested if Alabama State Senator Gerald Dial gets his way. The Tallapoosa County lake is one of three targeted for a proposed ban on large boats, and that suits some residents just fine. "Most of the drivers don't pay ...

4/6/2018 7:27:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
As its first fundraiser for the 2019 “Lake Martin Life Savers” campaign, the Lake Martin Area United Way will be holding its annual quail fry Saturday at The Stables at Russell Crossroads beginning at 5 p.m. The quail fry has been a successful event ...

Taylor Nipper - Director Marketing
West Point, GA - Point Broadband, a Wireless Internet Provider based in West Point, Ga, announced today that they have launched high-speed Internet service to the Lake Martin area. “We are excited to announce that we have completed our network construction on the Walnut Hill Water Tower in addition to the Stillwater…

3/31/2018 6:25:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Wind Creek State Park gathered in front of the church Friday, remembering the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross by holding their annual re-enactment of the crucifixion. “Jesus” and “the thieves” were hung on ...

3/30/2018 6:45:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Beyond Home Care, a startup business housed at the Lake Martin Innovation Center that provides non-medical caregiving services for the elderly and disabled, has been selected as a finalist in the Auburn Regional Alabama Launchpad business startup competition.

3/28/2018 6:39:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
With April just around the corner, the Lake Martin Young Professionals organization is gearing up for the annual Strand Sessions series of concerts, making Strand Park in downtown Alexander City the place to be on the first Thursday night of the month in ...

3/27/2018 12:08:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
“We challenge each to pick up more trash.” Last week Russell Lands went a little further after picking up more than 140 bags of litter along Highway 63 from Highway 280 to Kowaliga. “We spent about four to five hours picking up,” Gunn said.

3/26/2018 10:36:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
While it might be spring break for most Benjamin Russell students starting Monday, the BRHS baseball team will have no such break, as the Lake Martin Classic is coming to town. Fourteen different baseball teams will be spending the week in Alexander City ...

3/23/2018 5:38:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
There are plenty of Easter-related events for area residents to attend in the upcoming days. Whether someone is looking for cantatas, egg hunts or Lenten services, one just needs to look around. Wind Creek State Park is continuing its tradition of hosting ...

3/22/2018 7:05:00 AM
A transformer near the landing pad for Lake Martin Community Hospital caught fire Tuesday. According to a post on the Dadeville Fire Department Facebook page, the fire happened around 8:15 a.m. When first responders arrived they found a transformer ...

3/22/2018 5:44:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Screams of excitement can now be heard from the trees at Wind Creek State Park as the Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure Park is now open. The series of zip lines and skywalks traveling through the trees of the park is the result of a concession agreement ...

3/21/2018 1:32:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
All is fine at Lake Martin Hospital following a transformer fire Tuesday morning. The transformer supplies power to the facility and the fire caused the hospital to use other means to keep the lights on. “The auxiliary power did perfect,” Lake Martin ...

3/21/2018 9:23:00 AM
If you’re looking for a thrill, you can find one at the new Wind Creek Ziplines and Aerial Adventure Park near Lake Martin! The new zipline course, which is called Screaming Eagle Zipline, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. The course is located ...

3/18/2018 10:10:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Wind Creek State Park is expecting most of its campers in the coming weeks to come from within a two-hour drive. And that is all right by Wind Creek Park Superintendent Bruce Adams. “Spring break is spread out from the first of March through the first ...

3/17/2018 10:37:00 AM
Smoke rising over Lake Martin near Dadeville this week was a sign of progress toward restoring the longleaf pine ecosystems that dominated once Alabama, and most of the Southeast. Alabama Power Company has been conducting controlled burns on its property ...

3/16/2018 9:36:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Willie Charles McKinney loves to fish whether he catches anything or not – but some of his favorite spots are going away. One of McKinney’s favorite spots used to be on a creek off of Dean Road. “I used to go down there,” McKinney said while ...

3/15/2018 9:31:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Lake Martin Area United Way will be holding its annual quail fry fundraiser Saturday, April 7 at The Stables at Russell Crossroads beginning at 5 p.m. The 2017 fundraiser raked in more than $15,000 for the United Way as over 300 people attended the ...

3/13/2018 9:15:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
More than 350 high school anglers took to Lake Martin on Saturday for the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association tournament, and home-lake advantage proved powerful for Dadeville’s Madolyn Daniel, who snagged the biggest fish of the tournament.

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