Lake Martin News

9/20/2017 3:53:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
When Michael Crouch had the opportunity to purchase a building adjacent to his Lake Martin Tire and Auto, he knew it was a no-brainer. But when he bought what was once the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, he wasn’t exactly sure what to do to the building.

9/18/2017 9:05:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Following a brief ceremony there, Rogers’ remains were placed on a Marine Unit patrol boat and was slowly taken across Kowaliga Bay and under the Kowaliga Bridge. The boat was met at the boat ramp across the lake where Rogers was taken to be laid to rest.

9/15/2017 5:53:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
For the Alexander City Home Depot, they have been in a partnership with the Lake Martin Area United Way for the past several years. “We help write the grants to apply for these funds,” United Way Executive Director Sharon Fuller said. “Once the ...

9/13/2017 5:23:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth 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.”

9/12/2017 6:09:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
That meant trees toppling, power outages and some localized flooding. According to Wind Creek State Park Superintendent Bruce Adams, of those who rented spots at the park over the weekend, a handful have stayed, while others have left their campers in the ...

9/12/2017 4:39:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third 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.”

9/11/2017 4:57:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Irma’s travel across the Lake Martin area brought with it heavy rain, high winds and its fair share of issues. With the hard work of city, county and state workers, first responders and residents heeding the warnings, the area was coping pretty well with ...

9/8/2017 8:11:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Ninesling said she and others with the Alabama Birding Trails had been hard at work, putting up signs across the region at places like Wind Creek State Park and Eufaula among others. “These give visitors a lot more information about the birds they ...

9/6/2017 9:06:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first 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.”

9/5/2017 6:23:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
When people are in need, the Lake Martin community responds in a big way. That was again proven to be true over the Labor Day weekend as residents delivered help items to help those hit hard by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed in Texas.

9/1/2017 12:42:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
It’s Sept. 1 – the day when Alabama Power Company (APC) usually pulls the plug on summer at Lake Martin and begins the annual 7-foot drawdown. But this year, that’s not going to happen for another six weeks; at 12:01 a.m. today, APC implemented the ...

9/1/2017
Alabama Power
Higher-than-normal rainfall this summer will enable Alabama Power to keep the level of Lake Martin higher for a few extra weeks into the fall. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s new 30-year license for Martin Dam allows the company to extend summer water levels at Lake Martin into mid-October, when…

8/31/2017 11:54:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
A capacity crowd gathered at the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center on the campus of Central Alabama Community College to help kick off the 2018 Lake Martin Area United Way campaign, “Team United.” Guests chowed down on hot dogs and cupcakes while ...

8/30/2017 10:15:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Visits to Lake Martin as a teenager in the 1960s opened the eyes of Dr. William Harrell to the area. “We got a Russell cabin back in the late ‘60s as Willow Point was being built,” Harrell said. “That is what attracted my dad here. This is where I ...

8/29/2017 6:19:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
A six-day search of Lake Martin for the remains of Thomas Heulan Spence was trying for everyone – family, friends and the rescue teams. But Monday, a day after search teams found him in 37 feet of water on the north end of Lake Martin, many of those who ...

8/28/2017 1:28:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Recently, I’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and love I’ve heard and seen from area athletes around the Alexander City and Lake Martin region. I spoke with Benjamin Russell’s new wrestling coach on Friday morning, and he talked about ...

8/27/2017 3:54:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The body of a Georgia man who had been missing since Monday evening when he was last seen in the waters of Lake Martin has been recovered. After an exhaustive search by countless agencies and volunteers, the body of 44-year-old Thomas Heulan Spence of ...

8/25/2017 11:24:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The body of a Georgia man who had been missing since Monday evening when he was last seen in the waters of Lake Martin has still not been recovered. Dogs trained in cadaver recovery alerted to a presence not far from where the initial search began early ...

8/24/2017 5:04:00 PM
WSFA 12
The push is on to add more lighted buoys in Lake Martin. There are 440 hazard buoys. Of those, only 30 are equipped with solar lighting. John Thompson says just one lighted buoy costs anywhere from $450 to $500 a piece. A golf tournament in Stillwaters ...

8/24/2017 9:59:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Adult striped bass and non-native blueback herring have been dying at Lake Martin recently due to a depletion of adequate summertime habitat, as reported by the Outlook two weeks ago. Increased rainfall this year has led to large quantities of water being ...

8/24/2017 6:08:03 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Sabal Trail pipeline, which became operational in June, is a 515-mile natural gas project that travels from Alexander City, Alabama, through Georgia and Florida. It has been controversial across Florida for the past few years with protesters saying the ...

8/23/2017 11:02:00 AM
WSFA 12
In the last two weeks a number of striped bass have been washing onto shore but according to conservationists, this is by no means an environmental crisis. John Thompson with the Lake Martin Resources Association says while about 1000 fish have died so far ...

8/22/2017 2:36:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The search of Lake Martin for a missing Georgia man expanded Tuesday afternoon as officials try to locate a man who was swimming with friends early Monday evening and didn’t resurface. The ALEA Marine Division and the Alexander City / Tallapoosa County ...

8/21/2017 6:24:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
With a little help from help from Chuck’s Marina, the Lake Martin Animal Shelter is raffling off a boat. LMAS Director Mia Chandler is happy on two fronts. “This could be our biggest fundraiser to date,” Chandler said. “I am also excited someone is ...

8/19/2017 3:45:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
As people throughout the Lake Martin area prepare for Monday’s solar eclipse, staying safe while viewing this once-in-a-lifetime event is important. Central Alabama Community College chemistry instructor Dr. Jeremy Carr created a series of tips and ...

8/17/2017 8:02:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Then that rainwater flows untreated into nearby creeks which lead to the Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin.” Wood plans on more storm drains across the campus being decorated. “Through out the upcoming semester we are hoping to paint other storm drains ...

8/15/2017 7:54:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
A group of nearly 10 youth and young adults from First Baptist Church of Alexander City gathered at the Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area office on Cherokee Road Saturday morning to do some work sprucing up the facility. From 10 a.m. until noon ...

8/11/2017 8:35:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“And you see them from the Kowaliga bridge to the dam.” Hartline said the fish kill happens from time to time. “It happens every so often,” Hartline said. “We are likely to see more this year especially if it keeps raining.”

8/10/2017 5:19:00 PM
alabamawx.com
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8/4/2017 10:14:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Lake Martin Animal Shelter Director Mia Chandler was the special guest at Thursday afternoon’s weekly meeting of the Dadeville Kiwanis Club. Her presentation included topics like how the shelter works and the positive changes that have been taking place ...

8/3/2017
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears may…

8/1/2017 2:49:00 PM
KVUE
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. • Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of ...

7/31/2017 9:14:00 PM
12news.com
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. -Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of infection.

7/27/2017 12:24:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
With the fifth anniversary of Dixie Sailing Club being at its new location on Lake Martin quickly approaching, the club recently wrapped up its Spring Racing Series. A total of 23 DSC members competed in 27 races; thirteen racers also earned scores for ...

7/26/2017 8:29:00 PM
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For more information, visit www.georgiapower.com/commercialsavings. 07/26 SOUTHERN: Volunteers set to clean Holt Lake Aug. 5 07/26 SOUTHERN: Volunteers set to clean Tallapoosa River Aug. 5

7/26/2017 8:24:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
After the announcement of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series kicking off right here on Lake Martin, the community has been getting excited. But no one is more pleased than local anglers Greg Vinson, a native of Jacksons Gap, and Kelley Jaye, a native of ...

7/25/2017 12:26:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Sun Festival events being held for the first time included a trivia night at Kowaliga Restaurant Thursday evening, a drone race at the Sportplex football stadium and a partnership with the ACT II theater group performing “Our Town.” “We had a good ...

7/24/2017 9:17:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
It was recently announced the Bassmaster Elite Series would kick off its 2018 schedule right here on Lake Martin. While it’s obvious the selection of Lake Martin is a big deal for Alexander City and the surrounding areas, the potential economic impact ...

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 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 ...





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