Lake Martin News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…
They Are at It Again: Confusing and Ineffective Fuel Pump Warning Labels Do Not Help Boaters Choose Safe Fuel
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…
State of Alabama
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency will end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. “For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary &lsquo…
The Willows final Phase 5 realased May 13th by Russell Lands on Lake Martin. Each log has big-water views—some to the south, some to the west, and all extraordinary.
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…
Governor Ivey Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be Expanded in Alabama to Include Individuals Age 12 and Older, Effective Immediately
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents with the…
Governor Kay Ivey Announces End of Participation in All Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Programs
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of…
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $17 million to help provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama. The 36 grants awarded by Governor Ivey to multiple broadband providers across the state is the largest amount and number awarded to date from the Alabama Broadband…
Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Alabama has grown to a total population of 5.03 million and will retain its current number of seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years, according to the first data released from the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau announced the statewide population totals and…
Governor Kay Ivey joined the Alabama State Parks Foundation, local corporate leaders and others at Oak Mountain State Park on April 15, 2021, to announce efforts aimed at investing millions of dollars into needed park improvements. The governor spoke about an $80 million bond issue for park improvements that must be…
On March 31st, Russell Lands announced the construction of a Coore & Crenshaw golf course, the defining centerpiece for Lake Martin’s newest luxury residential development, The Heritage. Part of a transformative master plan for Russell Lands, the golf course is the first in the state of Alabama designed by famed…
MAKING MEMORIES: Owners of new Lake Martin Creamery reliving childhood memories while creating more for others
Alexander City Outlook
Cheeks were swelling above the mask of Dianna Duncan Wednesday as she watched her grandchildren enjoying custard from the soon-to-be open Lake Martin Creamery. Duncan’s grandchildren were some of the first to sample the custard created by the husband and wife team of Ellen and Dennis Godfrey. “It’s amazing,” 9-year-old…
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…
Russell Medical will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to the public at The Mill Two Eighty Thursday and Friday (March 25-26). Use the East Entrance off Elkahatchee Road to enter our campus. Vaccines will also be offered next Monday and Tuesday at Great Bethel Church on Jefferson Street, then again at The Mill Two eighty next…
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)
11/2/2020 8:15:00 AM
Below is a list of polling locations in Montgomery County. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you do not know your precinct, visit the Alabama Secretary of State website at ...
11/1/2020 9:34:00 PM
Valiant Cross's Jamerion Lamar is the private school player of the week and Stanhope Elmore's William Whitlow Jr. is the public school player of the week.
10/30/2020 7:42:23 PM
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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has canceled the emergency missing child alert for two girls from Indiana. Authorities were searching for the two girls, ages 10 and 12, who were taken from their ...
10/28/2020 1:43:00 PM
The location puts homeowners about 25 minutes from Montgomery shopping, jobs and retail options. But the area also is within 10 minutes of Wetumpka.
10/27/2020 4:30:00 PM
The superintendent said on Monday the person “directed aggression” at the system and, after disabling others' administrative access, began posting vulgarities to the page.
AI-powered logo maker, Looka, launches an all-in-one Brand Kit to help entrepreneurs kick-start their business
10/27/2020 3:00:00 AM
PRNewswire/ - Looka, an AI-powered design platform that has helped over 9.5 million entrepreneurs make a logo, has announced the release of the Brand Kit: an all-in-one branding solution. After ...
10/25/2020 3:19:00 AM
Two children were taken from an Indiana home and authorities said they were last seen in Alabama. According to ALEA, Savannah Mirrah Mills, 12, and Racheal Maria Mills, 10, were last seen in Eclectic ...
10/22/2020 3:22:00 PM
TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - With a global pandemic one would expect Lake Martin’s economy to be impacted much like the rest of the world. It was but not in the way you might have expected.
10/21/2020 5:40:00 AM
The award-winning River Region theatre group is producing two outside theatre events, effectively avoiding inside gatherings and taking advantage of fall weather.
10/20/2020 4:38:00 PM
Elmore County residents approved a one mill property tax. It comes up again in two weeks, a mill that’s part of the overall 10 mills that generate around $10 million a year for public schools. “This ...
10/20/2020 12:13:00 PM
SPECIAL ELECTION FOR RENEWAL AND CONTINUATION OF LEVY OF THE 1 MILL COUNTYWIDE SCHOOL TAX (Section 269, Constitution of Alabama of 1901) Shall the governing body of Elmore County, Alabama ...
10/17/2020 7:47:00 AM
Elmore County Chief Deputy District Attorney CJ Robinson confirmed that manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide suspect Tracy Goldman was pronounced dead Friday evening at Grandview Medical ...
10/17/2020 4:14:00 AM
Here are the top players from Week 9 of high school football in the Montgomery area.
10/16/2020 2:47:00 PM
Tallassee police are hoping the public will recognize a vehicle used to take an ATV that was meant to be a child’s birthday gift.
10/15/2020 7:25:00 PM
Wetumpka residents now have a new place to grocery shop after Thursday’s grand opening of an ALDI supermarket on Highway 231. The grocery chain said they are very excited about bringing their low ...
10/15/2020 5:23:00 PM
Elmore County defendant Tracy Goldman is currently receiving medical treatment at a Birmingham hospital. Thursday afternoon, jail staff found Goldman in her cell, suffering from serious injuries. At ...
10/13/2020 10:24:39 AM
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Investigators say surveillance video shows an SUV crossover, possibly a gray or light blue Volkswagen, entered the storage facility at 1:19 a.m. and fled at a high rate of speed at 2:13 a.m.
10/12/2020 9:46:00 AM
Discount grocer ALDI plans to open its first Wetumpka store Thursday. The store, in front of Lowe's Home Center along U.S. 231, was announced last year. It'll be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and will ...
10/9/2020 5:23:29 PM
It is a beautiful place to visit and reflect on the history of our country. Located on the beautiful Tallapoosa River it is a great park to picnic, hike, bike, canoe or go birding. “Our national parks ...
10/8/2020 2:45:00 PM
The master’s student in psychology at the University of West Georgia was out with friends on May 1 near the Little Tallapoosa River, about 50 miles west of Atlanta, when she grabbed onto a ...
10/8/2020 2:26:00 PM
The 24-year-old University of West Georgia graduate student was out with friends May 1 at the Little Tallapoosa River, about 50 miles west of Atlanta, when the homemade zip line she was holding ...
10/8/2020 2:11:00 PM
The Coosa Lady Eagles split a tri-match with Darlington and Rockmart at Coosa High School on Tuesday. It was senior night for the Lady Eagles, as Coosa volleyball honored its ...