Lake Martin News

12/11/2017 6:45:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
This is the 26th in a series of profiles on the 28 agencies that receive funding through the Lake Martin Area United Way. Currently, the Lake Martin Area United Way is holding its 2018 fundraising campaign, “Team United.” To learn how to help ...

Roger Griffeth
Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property".

12/7/2017 10:17:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
Ms. Orr passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at her residence. She was born on February 24, 1938 in Dadeville, Alabama to Hubbard Frank Sharpe and Annie Lee Ennis Sharpe. She was a genuine, loving, servant and wasn't happy unless she was serving others.

11/30/2017 9:03:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
While this time of year has many outdoor sportsmen decked out in camouflage and sitting in stands waiting for a big buck to appear, others say now is the best time of the year to be on the waters of Lake Martin. Despite the soupy fog Wednesday morning, the ...

11/28/2017 10:03:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
Mr. Bankston was a very dedicated family man, especially to his mother. He enjoyed spending time on Lake Martin, fishing and gardening. Mr. Bankston was an avid sports fan, especially for the Atlanta Braves and the Auburn Tigers. He was preceded in death ...

11/27/2017 3:30:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
“This year, we’re partnering with Kowaliga Country and the television station.” Members of the Lake Martin Area United Way will be on The Front Porch with Kenny Dean Tuesday morning talking about the United Way and its affiliated agencies, while ...

11/25/2017 10:19:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
After building a home at Lake Martin for Mary Lynn and himself, he served students at Auburn High School for 14 years. While living in the Union Community at Lake Martin he worked with the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and the Indian Shores Property ...

11/25/2017 10:19:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
Mr. Jesse H. Sanford, age 81, of Lake Martin, Alabama, died Friday, November 24, 2017, at Bethany House in Auburn. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday ...

11/25/2017 6:55:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Cadets from the Benjamin Russell Navy JROTC unit took part in an orienteering competition held by the Vulcan Orienteering Club last Saturday at Wind Creek State Park. The cadets joined a number of other teams navigating their way through the park ...

11/25/2017 6:25:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
For adults in Tallapoosa County who may have difficulty with this, the volunteers with the Lake Martin Laubach Literacy Council are there to help adults in better grasping these highly important skills. “Our mission is to recruit and tutor undereducated ...

11/24/2017 10:27:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Life goes on. War Eagle to my Auburn friends and Roll Tide to my ’Bama friends. Larkin Radney is an Auburn University alumnus and the President of the Lake Martin Auburn Club.

11/23/2017 4:00:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
I sure do miss them. My parents, I thank even more so; how did they do it? I remember eating fresh-caught fish from nearby Lake Martin, vegetables from the garden we plowed and sowed by hand, and powdered milk – one cup of powder to three cups of water.

11/21/2017 10:15:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
Pastor Shawn Jones of Auburn, Alabama (formerly of Rockford, Alabama) passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Wright's Funeral Home, Alexander City, Alabama.

11/18/2017 9:36:00 PM
When it comes to photos of his gardens on Lake Martin, Jim Scott says they’re no substitute for the real thing. “You see a picture of acrobats balancing at the circus and you think, eh,” says the 81-year-old retired attorney. “What really blows ...

11/18/2017 9:42:00 AM
KXXV News Channel 25
The statue will be sent to Robinson Iron Works in Alexander City Alabama for repairs. This is the same company who is building the New Themis statue. The eagle will be returned to Montgomery Construction in December. The new Themis statue is set to be ...

Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at Real Estate Services

11/17/2017 4:19:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol Division received a new boat late in the summer to patrol the waters of Lake Martin. Now those patrols will be much safer due to a donation of a radar and compass unit from the Lake Martin Homeowners and ...

11/16/2017 11:20:00 AM
The Alabama Marine police graciously accepted an expensive radar Thursday by the Lake Martin Homeowners Association. The radar looks like a saucer, weighs around 15 pounds, and will sit atop of a new Marine police patrol boat at Lake Martin. The radar will ...

11/16/2017 9:55:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
This is the 18th in a series of profiles on the 28 agencies that receive funding through the Lake Martin Area United Way. Currently, the Lake Martin Area United Way is holding their 2018 fundraising campaign, “Team United.” To learn how to help ...

National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/14/2017 7:12:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Harbor at Blue Creek and Cottages at Lake Martin both got the thumbs up from commissioners. The Harbor at Blue Creek is a cluster of one-bedroom units that are being billed as “affordable lake living.” Located on a part of the lake off Highway 49 ...

Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

11/10/2017 6:12:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Thank you for your great coverage of the 2017 Annual LMRA Renew Our Rivers Lake Martin cleanup. Again this year, it was a great success thanks to the wonderful participation we get from the volunteers within the community. Your getting the word out and ...

11/7/2017 10:26:00 PM
Alabama's thirteenth community archery park held its grand opening on Friday, November 3, at Wind Creek State Park near Alexander City, Ala. The Wind Creek Community Archery Park is located on Alabama Highway 128 near the park's office. The archery park ...

11/7/2017 6:03:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Coolers, 55-gallon drums, shoes, a fender, pieces of dock flotation material, hubcaps, tires, cups, rotten canoes, water noodles, blankets, hats and chairs of all shapes and sizes were just some of the more common items that more than 300 volunteers hauled ...

11/6/2017 7:45:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The ribbon was cut and the bullseyes were busted Friday at Wind Creek State Park’s new archery range. The archery park is the latest feature to be added at Wind Creek, following closely on the heels of the new zipline canopy tour that opened earlier this ...

11/6/2017 7:45:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
PATH, Prosperity Again Thru Health, today announced preliminary efforts are underway to bring Blue Zones Project to Alexander City and Lake Martin. A community well-being initiative, Blue Zones Project is designed to enable residents to live longer ...

11/3/2017 1:49:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
“They will know where trash is at. They can find a spot and pick it up.” Thompson said volunteers will be at the Wind Creek Marina, the Kowaliga public boat ramp and the Union public boat ramp will have supplies like garbage bags, snacks and wate

11/3/2017 9:57:00 AM
access to Lake Martin, fishing playground, beach area and more. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting death of an 11-year-old Hampton County girl. Family members said the sixth grader committed suicide Wednesday after ...

11/1/2017 8:41:48 AM
It's beginning to become an emergency on its own. Kowaliga volunteer firefighters like Lt. Dave McGirt often struggle to find the location in rural Alabama when responding to an emergency. "When you're getting to the scene, now you're focused on helping ...

10/31/2017 6:58:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“They are already bagging trash.” Volunteers will be manning dumpsters at the Real Island Marina, Kowaliga public boat ramp, Wind Creek Park Marina and the Union Public boat ramp. Thompson says LMRA has room for more help. “We’ve got room for ...

10/28/2017 11:13:00 AM
Auburn Plainsman
a giant meteorite crashed less than five miles away from what is now the town of Wetumpka in Elmore County, Alabama. These are a few facts, among many, that readers of local author Laura Murray’s latest book, “Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey ...

10/28/2017 4:04:00 AM
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
There are no trolls. Or any connection to the 1986 fantasy film Troll. That’s quite a leap from Alexander City, Alabama, where Hardy is more readily recognized as a community dentist. His dentistry career spans 35 years—25 of them in his Alabama hometown.

10/27/2017 8:47:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Alexander City is known for many things. From Russell Corporation and Lake Martin, to Terrell Owens and Kendall Graveman, this little town of ours holds its own on the recognizable scale. However, in my experiences, the thing that generates the most ...

10/26/2017 5:47:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Alabama’s 13 th community archery park will hold its grand opening at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at Wind Creek State Park near Alexander City. The Wind Creek Community Archery Park is located on Alabama Highway 128 near the park’s office. The public and ...

10/25/2017 8:43:00 AM
4 Traders
What: The Renew Our Rivers Lake Martin cleanup is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4. Volunteers should report to one of the following locations: Wind Creek Park Marina, Kowaliga Boat Ramp or the Union Boat Ramp at 8 a.m. each day. Volunteers should wear ...

10/24/2017 1:00:00 AM
ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. — Adventure seekers have another option on Lake Martin as Wind Creek Aerial and Zip Line Adventures has opened. The new canopy tour has quietly opened at Wind Creek State Park and has already seen its first customers since being ...

National Weather Service

10/23/2017 10:29:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 12th in a series of profiles on the 28 agencies that receive funding through the Lake Martin Area United Way. Currently, the Lake Martin Area United Way is holding their 2018 fundraising campaign, “Team United.” To learn ...

10/20/2017 3:14:00 PM
Press Release Point
Alabama Police Department and Alexander City, Alabama Police Department, who conducted the investigation, and Trial Attorneys Michael C. Boteler and Charles M. Edgar, Jr. of the Tax Division, who prosecuted this case with assistance from the U.S. Attorney ...

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