Lake Martin News

4/23/2017 4:49:00 PM
Parks has a 4.0 GPA and has proven his commitment to environmental stewardship and community service with projects like a fishing line recycling program at Lake Martin. "I love to be able to do what I love and compete at it. It's truly an honor to be an ...

4/21/2017 8:33:00 PM
Right now there is only one trooper patrolling Lake Martin, ideally ALEA would like to have four troopers on the lake and this can lead to slower response times. “Anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes to be there if we don’t have anybody else on the lake and ...

4/20/2017 7:43:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
These include making a bracelet to learn about the water cycle, a scavenger hunt to demonstrate the impact littering has on the environment, and catching fish from Lake Martin which showcases the many different kinds of fish that reside in the local ecosystem.

4/19/2017 9:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
These include making a bracelet to learn about the water cycle, a scavenger hunt to demonstrate the impact littering has on the environment, and catching fish from Lake Martin which showcases the many different kinds of fish that reside in the local ecosystem.

4/19/2017 8:54:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
My little creek somehow flowed through the woods, through a tunnel, under the railroad tracks until it eventually found its way to Stink Creek, which is a tributary of the Tallapoosa River. In recent weeks, I’ve been down to the Tallapoosa River quite a ...

4/14/2017 8:10:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Copeland fell from a zipline into the Little Tallapoosa River in May 2012, severely injuring her leg, and was later diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection caused when contaminated water entered an open wound in her calf. She lost parts ...

4/13/2017 7:37:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Following this, the church will have its traditional Sunrise Service at Wind Creek State Park at 7 a.m., and a service at the church at 11 a.m. “We didn’t realize it was going to make such an impression on everyone who saw it last year,” Wright said.

4/11/2017 8:36:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“But couldn’t be happier with the way today went.” The team of Matt Green and Justin Nunley found spawning bass as well around Kowaliga. While the winners were blind casting their area, the runner-ups earned their $5,000 payday by fishing for visible ...

4/11/2017 5:58:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Easter came a week early to the families that came out to the annual Wind Creek State Park Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. The egg hunt was held on the north picnic side of the park. Since the park started their egg search, it has been held every year except ...

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4/9/2017 9:36:00 AM
Butler's Mill, located in Graham, was built on the banks of the Tallapoosa River in the early 1800's. Phillips bought the mill and renovated the building in early 2016 before opening it as a restaurant.

4/7/2017 5:27:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
The Hotel at Auburn University’s chicken was one of eight Alabama restaurants named. Nominated by Rob McDaniel, executive chef at Lake Martin’s Springhouse restaurant, the hotel’s fried chicken is a hidden jewel, both on the catering menu and at the ...

4/6/2017 6:51:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Alabama Bass Trail returns to Lake Martin and Wind Creek State Park for the second year in a row this weekend. Alabama Bass Trail’s Kay Donaldson says the event this year will be larger than last. “We are excited about being here again ...

4/6/2017 12:32:00 AM
Nation's Restaurant News
To meet diners’ growing desire for more healthful offerings, Ban Stewart, executive chef of Kowaliga Restaurant, a seasonal Southern comfort food spot on Lake Martin in Alexander City, Ala., best known for its fried catfish, has been adding a number of ...

4/5/2017 7:44:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
For the second year, the Lake Martin Young Professionals are hosting Strand Sessions. This year, Downtown after Dark will be joining them in an effort to bring people to downtown Alexander City. “It is exciting to bring it back this year,” LMYP’s ...

4/3/2017 7:19:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Wind Creek State Park is minutes away and has campsites available. “Spring break is going well,” Wind Creek’s Will Martin said. “The city schools are out this week and some are here. We also have some families from some surrounding counties that ...

4/1/2017 9:44:00 PM
Auburn Undercover
“C.J. Tolbert is a beast, man," Martin said. "That guy can play.” Tolbert, a Dadeville, Alabama, native, began his career at Harding University in Arkansas. He transferred after two seasons to Auburn and joined the team as a walk-on prior to the 2016 seaso

3/30/2017 8:52:00 AM
The city of Tallapoosa recently received a second grant to create another paved access point to the Dub Denman Canoe Trail on the Tallapoosa River in Haralson County, according to city officials. Patrick Clarey, planning coordinator for the city ...

3/30/2017 3:19:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
An otherwise beautiful spring day at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex was marred by dark clouds of disappointment as the Wildcats lost to Gardendale in a 2-0 shutout during Wednesday’s installment of the Lake Martin Classic Baseball Tournament. “Their ...

3/29/2017 3:19:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The Wildcats came from behind in Tuesday’s game against Handley to pull out a 15-6 win over the Tigers on the second day of the Lake Martin Classic Baseball Tournament at Charles E. Bailey Sportplex. “It’s the first time we’ve come back from behind ...

3/28/2017 6:35:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Adam Sparks hadn’t been in a singing competition since he was in high school, much less win one. But all that changed Friday night. Sparks, a fifth-year senior at Auburn University, survived multiple rounds of eliminations and picked the perfect time to ...

3/28/2017 3:07:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Benjamin Russell started the Lake Martin Classic baseball tournament off on a high note Monday as the Wildcats defeated John Carroll Catholic 13-3. Ben Russell varsity came out strong by scoring two runs in the first inning. The Wildcats followed that up ...

3/24/2017 8:06:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Thursday night was a time to celebrate the fact that the Lake Martin Community all pitched in to “Picture a Brighter Future.” More than 120 people including representatives of the 27 United Way agencies marked the Lake Martin Area United Way surpassing ...

3/21/2017 3:11:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
It’s how coaches and players deal with those moments that will determine the outcome. Luke Robinson is a local resident, a regular sports columnist for The Outlook and the president of the Lake Martin Bama Club.

3/20/2017 6:45:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
THUMBS UP: Alabama Power is raising the level at Lake Martin and other lakes in their system. Yes for our lake activities we like it when the lake is at or near full pool. But with the projected drought, officials are making sure they are doing all that ...

Alabama Power
Drought precautions expanded on Alabama Power lakes Drought conditions that began last fall persist across many parts of Alabama, and limited rains combined with early vegetation growth continue to pose a challenge as Alabama Power prepares to raise lake levels for the summer. Higher-than-normal temperatures have led to…

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/15/2017 11:08:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
Years ago, my Dad and I were headed to Auburn for a basketball game and we were coming toward town on a sparsely populated back road from the direction of Lake Martin. So unpopulated that on the way home, we passed over a dead cat, and we looked at each ...

3/14/2017 11:50:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
In other action, the council voted 4-0-1 to approve the Lake Martin Young Professionals request to hold Strand Session concerts from April to August. Jacob Meacham showed the council that insurance had been purchased to protect them from liability during ...

3/13/2017 10:22:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Working parents of local youth have a resource for Spring Break care through The Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area and its Spring Fling Spring Break Camp at the city’s Sportplex gym. The all-day camp is scheduled to run from March 27-31 ...

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3/9/2017 10:54:00 PM
Rob McDaniel has been the executive chef at SpringHouse on Lake Martin since it opened in 2009, but he still enjoys watching the restaurant inhale and exhale with every service. SpringHouse Executive Chef Rob McDaniel a semifinalist for James Beard Award ...

3/9/2017 4:20:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Also expected to be on the agenda Monday night is the approval of the return of Strand Sessions, the warm-weather concert series presented by the Lake Martin Young Professionals. In another development, Walker, who has been instrumental in the process of ...

3/8/2017 8:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
65 percent. • approved amending the budget to account for increases in the phone bill from Charter, in the cost of street lights from Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative and in water tests. • approved the purchase of a chlorinator pump at the ...

3/8/2017 4:41:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
No matter what you call it, this Saturday PATH and the Lake Martin Resource Association are seeking volunteers to help cleanup trash and discarded items in several areas in the community. The March PATH Trash Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 11.

3/7/2017 8:39:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Tabled a request from Lake Martin Young Professionals to address the council for approval of Strand Sessions until a recently discovered ordinance could be reviewed by all parties to make sure that all the conditions are met. The council said they hope to ...

Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/5/2017 8:58:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
“He noticed the wall with the projects that we had done and asked about the program.” The United Way of the Lake Martin Area has been partnering with the Home Depot Foundation to do these Veteran Renovation projects. “In order for the Home Depot ...

3/3/2017 8:02:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Fishing Lake Martin is a regular occurrence for Don Ayres as he often spends evenings fishing from the pier of his lake home on Sandy Creek with the help of his Green Monster underwater light. But on Feb. 19, there was nothing at all regular about his catch.

3/2/2017 7:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
No the National Guard isn’t planning maneuvers around Lake Martin, but it may be the next best thing. The Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club is hosting the East Alabama Regional Spring Rally Friday and Saturday at Wind Creek Park. Local military ...

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