Lake Martin News

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 10:22:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
July 29, 1944 - July 15, 2017 Margaret Faye Foster Seibel, 72, passed away July 15, 2017 at Lake Martin Community Hospital in Dadeville, Alabama. A graveside service will be held at Garden Hills Cemetery in Opelika on July 21, 2017 at 11:00 am with Chris ...

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.

7/17/2017 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.

6/16/2017 10:00:00 AM
It’s pretty standard question for kids: If you could have any super power what would it be? I’m sure many of them answer they’d love to be able to fly. Well, now you can experience that feeling over the water at Lake Martin. It’s all thanks to a ...

6/16/2017 7:17:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The slalom course is set up at Porter’s Branch and is open to both competitors and specatators with shuttles running from Kowaliga Marina. Some of the area’s top water skiers will be present for the clinic. It will be taught by Bob Schouten ...

6/15/2017 10:56:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area is once again ready to host the Lake Martin Area Rodeo this weekend, June 16-17. This year, the Bar W Rodeo Company also returns as the stock contractor, supplying the event with the livestock to be used in the ...

6/14/2017 8:29:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
As the Southern Golf Association’s Junior Championships kicked off Tuesday, so did the showcase of Willow Point’s scenic golf course on Lake Martin. “It’s a great course,” said Padraic Sim, of Spanish Fort. “It’s probably one of the best ...

6/12/2017 9:09:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Willow Point Golf & Country Club was covered in orange and blue on Thursday night, as 300 Auburn alumni took over the premises for the fourth Auburn Ambush of the offseason. “We hit a home run,” said Larkin Radney, president of the Lake Martin Auburn Club.

6/7/2017 2:04:00 PM
Jim Scott’s sprawling garden at Lake Martin in Alabama is an immersive, 360-degree experience that swallows you in its verdant grandeur. It’s like a living choose-your-own-adventure book, a veritable forest wonderland where one can truly get lost in ...

6/7/2017 7:56:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Designated by buoys, the courses were set out by Lake Martin Resource Association (LMRA), and the 1- and 3-mile races were the same, heading toward the island, whereas the 6-mile course headed toward Kowaliga Bridge. The only difference between the 1- and ...

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

6/3/2017 8:04:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that state funding for Pre-K programs would be increasing for the upcoming fiscal year, allowing for schools throughout Alabama to continue growing their respective Pre-K programs. According to a press ...

6/2/2017 9:23:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
With an abundance of rain recently 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 program and plan ...

5/31/2017 9:46:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“Historically, this has been more of a regional event. In years past, we’ve really limited ourselves to state events, so we’re trying to branch out and get more people to the Lake Martin region.” Buford McCarty, who is the president of the Alabama ...

5/30/2017 9:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Lake Martin saw a flurry of action on Saturday to kick off the summer season in style. Although Dixie Sailing Club has already started its race season, a flock of competitors got involved in Saturday’s action with the McFadden Cup club race. Despite the ...

5/28/2017 7:45:00 PM
This Memorial Day Weekend was also the weekend of the annual Art on the Lake art show at Lake Martin. This year 64 artists came out to share their talents and sell some of their work, bringing in thousands of customers. The art show is hosted by the ...

5/26/2017 4:45:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the Brett Woody Bar W Rodeo show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for pre-purchase at Tractor Supply, Depot Music & Pawn, Alexander City Parks & Recreational Park, Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care & Resort and the Boys ...

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