Lake Martin News

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 ...

3/16/2018 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.

3/12/2018 4:13:00 PM
The Cullman Times
Good Hope's fishing team reeled in a first-place finish on Saturday. The Raiders dominated the competition with a superb performance on the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association (ASABFA) circuit at Lake Martin, placing all five boats inside the ...

3/10/2018 5:20:00 AM
The Daily Courier
The statue, fondly addressed as Lady Ermintrude, leaves town Friday for Robinson Iron, a foundry in Alexander City, Alabama, that restores fountains. “The irony is, when we were searching for restoration companies, we found a foundry in Alabama with this ...

3/9/2018 12:32:00 PM
The Auburn Plainsman
Hardy moved back to his hometown in Alexander City, Alabama, after filming for “Troll 2” was completed in 1991. He opened up a dental practice in his great-grandmother’s house near downtown and tried his best to forget about his unfortunate first ...

3/9/2018 10:04:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“We want people to see it so they can recommend it to their friends.” Located directly on the shores of Lake Martin, Loftus said Paradise Bed & Breakfast can be reached by taking Highway 49 out of Dadeville, then turning right onto Highway 34. The bed ...

3/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
In front of a crowd of over 100 members of the community Thursday evening, Lake Martin Area United Way Director Sharon Fuller and the rest of the United Way staff were proud to announce the 2018 fundraising campaign, “Team United,” was able to meet its ...

3/8/2018 4:15:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
The applicant is Brett Basquin, Foresite Group, Inc., on behalf of Donahue Land, LLC and Lake Martin, Inc. Cotten said the developer of the proposed commercial project also developed the Donahue Ridge residential subdivision. “Anybody who is familiar ...

3/6/2018 9:40:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
For 23 years, Wilkinson lived in the StillWaters community along Lake Martin and delighted in sharing his craft with his wife, Doris, who passed away Oct. 24, 2015, after they had moved to Azalea Place. “She would hold things for me when I needed that ...

3/6/2018 6:15:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Did the Lake Martin Area United Way make its lofty goal of $550,000 during its 2018 “Team United” fundraising campaign? You can find out as the Lake Martin Area United Way will hold its 2018 Campaign Celebration and Annual Meeting Thursday, March 8 at ...

3/4/2018 9:30:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The council will hear proposals to bring back the Strand Sessions Concert Series, the Blues in the Park concert as well as consider funding for this year’s Alabama Bass Trail tournament at Lake Martin. Strand Sessions is the brainchild of the Lake Martin ...

2/26/2018 10:51:00 AM
Birmingham-based firm Nequette Architecture & Design is designing homes at a new community at Lake Martin. Kennebec, a LakeTown Community, is a collaboration among Alabama Power, Daniel Communities, and Nequette Architecture and Design. It will be located ...

2/14/2018 6:35:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Two businesses housed inside of Alexander City’s business incubator, the Lake Martin Innovation Center, competed last Thursday in the Alabama Launchpad Auburn Regional Startup Competition. Beyond Home Care and JC Golf Info were two of nearly a dozen ...

2/13/2018 5:58:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
One would expect Wind Creek State Park bode well too, but the park waived day entry fees for those attending the weigh-in. The park did well for the week of the Elite tournament especially with camping, however. “Things went well,” Wind Creek’s Alex ...

2/12/2018 10:39:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“I never signed up as a marshal, but I saw it was coming to Lake Martin. I looked up the date to sign up, and I was just waiting for my opportunity.” With the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce hosting the tournament, chamber President Ed Collari also ...

2/11/2018 4:54:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
There was one sweet spot all weekend for Takahiro Omori. He had found an island that had a current flowing behind it his first day on Lake Martin. The water on the outside of the island was extremely shallow, forcing Omori to churn mud. Once in place, he ...

2/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
Lake Martin has been unforgiving to Alabama-based anglers all weekend. After Saturday’s semifinal round of the Bassmaster Elite Series at Lake Martin, just two of the original 18 Alabama fishers are left standing entering the final day of competition.

2/10/2018 4:44:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Lake Martin, Wind Creek and Alexander City are drawing rave reviews from the professional fishermen in town for Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin. More than 2,000 people flooded Wind Creek State Park Friday for weigh-ins on Day 2 of the tournament that ...

2/9/2018 10:12:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Lake Martin accounts for $4.7 billion in property value, $70.4 million in annual retail spending and more than 1,000 people are employed due to development at the lake. Those are just a portion of the findings of a study commissioned by Alexander City ...

2/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
The opening day of the Bassmaster Elite Series at Lake Martin didn’t go as expected for two local anglers. Auburn’s Steve Kennedy finished the day tied for 50th after catching five fish totaling 10 pounds, eight ounces – or 10-8 – for 61 points.

2/8/2018 6:11:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Both Vinson and Jaye covered quite a bit of ground. Vinson said he did most of his fishing from Wind Creek to Kowaliga, while Jaye went all the way from StillWaters to Wind Creek Farms. With all three being so close to Lake Martin, they all have a lot of ...

2/7/2018 7:09:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
I am also looking to see what Jesse Wiggins will do.” Tuesday, just like Monday, the 110 Elites were racing around the lake from Camp ASCCA all the way around to Kowaliga and beyond trying to find the fish and figure out how to catch them.

2/6/2018 7:22:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Wind Creek State Park officials spent the better part of the last two months getting ready for the tournament and the hard work really shows. The park has rolled out decorations at the entrance to welcome visitors. New signage had been installed and what ...

2/4/2018 11:26:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“Not too long ago we worked a call with the folks at Kowaliga Volunteer Fire Department where they had a kit and we were able to get the information. We contacted them and they were like, ‘how many do you need?’” The organization provided the kits ...

2/4/2018 11:11:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
For the next week, expect to see a lot of new faces around Alexander City, as the Bassmaster Elite Series opens on Lake Martin on Thursday. Fishing for a $100,000 grand prize, 110 anglers will officially arrive in Alex City on Sunday and have three days ...

1/31/2018 8:24:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Kowaliga Country 97.5 FM and Lake Martin Tractor and Outdoor are the sponsors of the event. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Kowaliga Country studios located at 1051 Tallapoosa Street or $20 the night of the show. The Rodeo Club’s Ed Shikoski said ...

1/30/2018 4:17:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The Lake Martin community is blessed with some incredible natural settings that are perfect backdrops for sunsets and the moon in the night sky. But later this month residents will have an opportunity to witness a trifecta of sorts in spectacular lunar ...

1/25/2018 7:29:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Lake Martin Young Professionals and the Lake Martin Resource Association are once again teaming up for the community and hosting a trash walk Saturday. LMRA’s John Thompson is proud of the Young Professionals and what they are doing for the community.

Alabama Power
Dry conditions this winter, which are forecasted to continue over the next few months, have affected streams that feed Alabama Power reservoirs. To help Alabama Power lakes reach summer levels later this year, the company sought and received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to temporarily store water at higher…

1/23/2018 8:53:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
With the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series just around the corner, there are several ways for locals to get involved when the Series comes to Lake Martin on Feb. 8. Not only is the tournament open to the public — fishing fans are encouraged to watch the ...

1/17/2018 11:02:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Bassmaster Elite Series professional fishing tournament begins its nine-tournament season February 8 with the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge in Alexander City. The tournament is the 14th held by host B.A.S ...

1/14/2018 3:55:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
A dinosaur, a NASA worker and Rosie the Riveter are just a few characters that jumped into near freezing water on Saturday for the sake of Lake Martin. The Young Professionals of Lake Martin held its third annual Polar Plunge benefiting the Lake Martin ...

1/12/2018 8:19:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Post it and they will come. Justin and Kira Woodall decided Thursday morning after months of construction to open the second location of their business, Lake Martin Pizza Co. “I just wanted to open the doors and let the smell permeate out there,” Kira ...

1/9/2018 9:00:00 AM
Montgomery Advertiser
WETUMPKA — An Elmore County duo is facing a laundry list of theft charges after deputies nabbed them in the act. Allen Wesson, 58, and George Mehan, 24, each face eight counts each of burglary, theft of property and possession of burglar tools, said ...

1/8/2018 4:13:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The Lake Martin Young Professionals organization is hosting the Third Annual LMYP Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Kowaliga Restaurant on Lake Martin in support of the Lake Martin Resource Association (LMRA). The event combines live music, tasty food ...

1/8/2018 9:05:00 AM
Allen Wesson, 58, and George Mehan, 24, were taken into custody Friday after deputies discovered them breaking into homes in the Real Island Community of Lake Martin, Franklin said. On that day, officials say the men broke into five homes. The two later ...

1/5/2018 5:28:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Adler’s story is one that had residents of the Lake Martin community on an emotional roller coaster from the time he was pulled out of a burning house on Jefferson Street Wednesday morning. Adler is Brad and Shannon Mullins’ male German Shepherd ...

1/2/2018 12:41:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Newspapers come out every day, so another group of stories and news items are published and read like clockwork. That means stories we read today often are forgotten tomorrow as they become yesterday’s news. But not all of them. The story of Jonathan ...

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