Lake Martin News

7/11/2018 4:34:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
“This is for every skill level and every age group,” said Jodie McGirt, certified National Rifle Association range safety officer and facilitator of the Lake Martin Chapter of A Girl and A Gun Women’s ...

7/10/2018 8:22:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
With a long holiday week one would think there would be a lot of accidents and other incidents on Lake Martin, but things were relatively safe on Lake Martin for the Fourth of July. The Alabama Law En...

7/9/2018 6:56:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
He was as nice as he could be that day, showing me around town, explaining in detail everything he was showing me from downtown to Wind Creek State Park, even taking me to lunch at Who’s Diner. I knew ...

7/9/2018 9:56:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
He made no bones about it. He liked good food. Yes, he appreciated fine dining like an occasional trip to SpringHouse or Kowaliga. But he took great pleasure in finding mom and pop places like Who’s D...

7/6/2018 9:20:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
John Thompson and cleanups are always associated with each other around Lake Martin. Thompson, president of Lake Martin Resource Association (LMRA), was recently honored with a resolution from the Ala...

7/6/2018 9:20:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
A party got out of control on Lake Martin in the Land Between the Lakes area over the holiday weekend. Enjoying the private property owned by Russell Lands is not the problem but the trash left behind ...

7/3/2018 10:49:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
BOAT PARADE: The annual Russell Marine boat parade will start at Kowaliga and go to Children’s Harbor at 10 a.m. Call Kowaliga Marina at 334-857-2111 or any Russell Marina to register. FIREWORKS: Russ...

7/1/2018 12:10:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association (CRATA) was created in 2004 and with the vision of Jimmy Lanier, has created a series of trails in the Smith Mountain area, in the Cherokee Bluffs area along the Kowaliga Basin and its newest trails below Martin ...

7/1/2018 12:09:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
If so, you may want to take precautions as fireworks over the next week might cause the same reaction. Lake Martin Animal Shelter Director Mia Chandler says the anxiety pets get with storms will likely show again for fireworks. “July 5 is always the ...

6/27/2018 10:02:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
As the temperature goes up, so does the intake of animals at the Lake Martin Animal Shelter. “We stay full,” LMAS Director Mia Chandler said. “The sad reality isfrom May to September our intake triples. People bring in unwanted litters of animals or ...

6/26/2018 7:07:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Members from the Lake Martin Amateur Radio Club gathered at the airport pavilion in Alexander City Saturday to take part in the annual Field Day event sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. Using a portable generator and easily erected antennae to ...

6/25/2018 10:04:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
John Thompson with the Lake Martin Resource Association was the guest speaker at Thursday’s meeting of the Dadeville Kiwanis Club, talking about what all the group has set out to accomplish over the past several years. “The Lake Martin Resource ...

6/22/2018 8:17:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Nearly 120 volunteers from throughout Tallapoosa County came together Thursday morning for the annual Lake Martin Area United Way Day of Action, working to clean up sites in Alexander City and Dadeville. “We had around 70 at Benjamin Russell, 30 at ...

6/22/2018 7:51:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Members of the Lake Martin Amateur Radio Club will be gathering at the airport pavilion in Alexander City Saturday for the annual American Radio Relay League’s Field Day event, communicating with other amateur radio operators across the country and aroun ...

6/19/2018 9:55:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The arena at the Alexander City Sportplex was a busy place over the weekend as the 12th annual Lake Martin Area Rodeo to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area was in town. “It was a great rodeo this year,” Boys & Girls Club Executive ...

6/17/2018 3:33:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
When he passed away Nov. 12, 2013, the day after Veterans Day, it was a day history should have mourned. Here lies a native son in Dadeville, Alabama. I know when the Army came to give him a 21-gun salute, the officer who presented the flag to my mother in ...

6/15/2018 6:44:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Most of this would be from out of towners.” Council members also acknowledged it would affect some locals who like to go to Wind Creek State Park regularly. But other council members and Mayor Jim Nabors cautioned others about the tournaments and taxing ...

6/15/2018 6:43:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Advanced tickets are available at Tractor Supply, Depot Music & Pawn, Alexander City Parks & Recreational Park, Kowaliga County 97.5 and the Boys & Girls Administrative office.

6/15/2018 6:43:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Currently the closest campground is Wind Creek State Park. Smith did not stop the good news there. “At the Bill Thweatt Industrial Park, two businesses are looking to locate there,” Smith said. “One is good and would have about 100 jobs, the other is ...

6/13/2018 5:44:00 AM
About two hours from Birmingham, Lake Martin, with its clear waters and picturesque views, has become a favorite summer escape for many Magic City residents. Jason and Kate Price are among that number. When searching for a vacation home location, they were ...

6/12/2018 1:17:00 PM
Cheaha State Park in Delta, DeSoto Falls, Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail at Gulf State Park, Lake Guntersville State and Wind Creek State Park were recognized for their waterfalls, hiking trails, outdoor activities, mountains and nature. Meaher State ...

6/12/2018 6:05:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Mr. Dick Bronson recruited local residents, fishermen, and water enthusiasts and they set out to help clean up specific areas of concern on Lake Martin. Their major point of focus was where Sugar Creek emptied into Elkahatchee Creek. Sugar Creek ...

6/8/2018 7:45:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Round two of this weekend celebration takes place Saturday at The AMP just south of Kowaliga Bridge. Yonrico Scott will return to the Jazz Fest stage after his popular performance in 2011. At 6 p.m., the Grammy award-winning drummer will kick off the night ...

6/7/2018 9:30:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
Christopher Cooley, an award-winning pianist, arranger and composer, was visiting Sardis with his father, Ed Cooley and Ed’s wife Pasty, during a get-away weekend on Lake Martin. But, once he was introduced as a visitor, Cooley agreed to share his ...

6/4/2018 10:15:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
Mr. Shepard, who passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at his home in Dadeville, AL, was born April 28, 1966 in Dadeville, Alabama. Public viewing will be Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Mr. Shepard will lie in repose at the church one hour ...

6/3/2018 5:14:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
Summer heat will taste defeat as O Town Ice Cream starts serving refreshing treats aboard the “Float Boat” on Lake Martin. “We have decided to go where the people are,” said Chris George, who co-owns the downtown Opelika ice cream shop with his ...

6/1/2018 9:03:00 AM
The Wetumpka Herald
Located just over the hill on Red Hill Road sits Lake Martin Blooms and Bait shop along Highway 63. The family owned and operated store is as eclectic as the little town in which it sits. The storefront offers a dual service of flowers and garden supplies ...

5/31/2018 12:27:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
As a tropical storm sent boats into the bay, two fishermen were sucked into the swift seas of Lake Martin. “Weather plays into it,” Johnathan Stuckey said. “Just knowing what the fish are doing, going by the time of year and the current weather.”

5/30/2018 10:28:00 PM
The Little Tallapoosa River near Bowdon, for instance, has received just under 3 inches of rain over the past seven days, according to the U.S. Geological Society. For example, Burke said that tractors can get stuck in the mud if there is too much rain ...

5/30/2018 2:45:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
ALEA Marine Patrol Captain Gary Buchanan said things were relatively safe on Lake Martin with no accidents. “Obviously the amount of boating traffic was lower than normal due to the weather,” Buchanan said. “But on Lake Martin 35 citations ...

Alexander City
Situated between Horseshoe Bend National Military Park and Wind Creek State Park, with a proud heritage dating over 160 years, historic downtown offers some of the best locally-owned and operated bars, boutiques, salons, art galleries, specialty shops in east-central Alabama. With everything from a theater to the world…

5/28/2018 8:21:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
What are the factors in that growth? Experts say the 2017 spike comes from two areas. The stature and popularity of Lake Martin is growing by leaps and bounds. In 2017, the area also saw an influx of visitors for an extended period as construction of the ...

5/26/2018 8:10:00 PM
Citizen Tribune
Jimmy Buffett once sang, “It was my first look, that’s all it took.” For Southwest Airline Captain Jim Honnold, one look at a Jungle Float in Lake Martin in Alabama sealed his business destiny. Honnold’s co-worker showed him pictures from a ...

5/23/2018 8:09:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Not only will the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol Division be sporting new boats on Lake Martin this summer, there will be more troopers patrol the blue waters enjoyed by thousands. “These boats are a lot better than the others,” new ...

5/22/2018 10:54:00 AM
Montgomery Advertiser
The lineup is set for the 28th annual Alexander City Jazz Fest on Friday, June 8 in downtown Alexander City’s Strand Park and on Saturday, June 9 at The AMP on Lake Martin. This two-day music festival is free to attend and presented by Russell Lands on ...

5/22/2018 9:59:00 AM
Fisherman Dave Hoefflicker remembers all too well the close call he had on Lake Martin a few years back, a near collision with a jet ski. "We made sure we let them know we weren't too happy about it," Hoefflicker recalled. Too close for comfort ...

5/21/2018 6:42:00 PM
Auburn Tigers
"We met some of the campers, including some students at Auburn," Pearl said Monday at Willow Point Golf and Country Club on Lake Martin. "They were explaining, this was the best thing in their life, period." This year, Children's Harbor will donate its ...

5/19/2018 6:48:00 AM
Around 600 people are attending St. George's Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed. Louis Jordan was picking his mom up from work when he saw a stranger sitting in the heat. He went to his car and got an ...

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 ...

5/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
Garden & Gun
The 41,150 acres of glistening water, formed in 1926 by damming the Tallapoosa River—creating, at the time, the largest man-made body of water in the world—are where Birmingham, Montgomery, and Auburn set up camp from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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