Lake Martin News

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 ...

4/6/2018 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.

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 ...

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