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As local brides and grooms search for some old, new, borrowed and blue things, hopefully they can find some of that at the Lake Martin Wedding Expo on Sunday. Benefiting the Lake Martin Area United Way, the event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Mitchell House in Dadeville.

Contractors have been renovating the Russell Corp. new No. 1 mill to become the Russell Marine outdoor supercenter. Work has been underway for a year now and Russell Marine president Dave Commander said Tuesday it should open sometime in April. The 150,000 square-foot Russell Marine facility…

One area of Lake Martin has some new trails, sights and resting places open thanks to recent efforts by Alabama Power. 

When the weekend arrives, Ed Collari and his two children know a few hours will be set aside to help keep their community clean. They don’t do it because it’s forced but because they genuinely care and take pride in where they live.

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When reflecting over headlines from 2019, it’s clear there were some notable losses in the area, such as the deaths of many key leaders in the area including Alexander City Mayor Jim Nabors, but there was also growth. From a 12-year-old Radney Elementary School student having the courage to …

With growth on Lake Martin and an increase in incidents where law enforcement is needed, the Alexander City Police Department will soon have a patrol boat.

Lake Martin Area United Way revealed it’s about 75% of the way closer to its $535,000 campaign goal Friday. The organization has raised $392,754 currently through donations this year.

With cold temps and sharp winds to contend with, volunteers with the Lake Martin Resource Association gathered at Wind Creek State Park early Friday morning for the annual Renew Our Rivers cleanup of Lake Martin. 

John Thompson is grinning a bit knowing due to community effort over the last year, more than likely 22 tons of trash will not be picked up again this year for Renew Our Rivers. It’ll be much less, he hopes.

David B. Sturdivant, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Russell Lands, has been elected to the Do it Best Corp. Board of Directors, the international home improvement co-op announced Wednesday in a release. Russell Lands, based in Alexander City, operates Russell Do it Ce…

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is looking for the next generation of officers for its marine patrol division to protect Alabama’s waterways and coastline.

Giving people closure is why the Alexander City/Tallapoosa County Rescue Squad does its job. President Ken Cowart said a rewarding experience for him was when he recovered a man’s body from a river years ago and met his family.

Bringing in tourists and promoting the Lake Martin area to tourists were the topics of the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce’s tourism luncheon Thursday.

Although the organization is not located in Lake Martin Area United Way’s coverage area of Tallapoosa and Coosa counties, The Learning Tree of Tallasee’s homes in Tallapoosa County benefit financially from the group.

At the far northern end of Lake Martin near Jacksons Gap sits the Easterseals Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults). A year-round camp designed for people with disabilities and health impairments, Camp ASCCA offers exciting programs and activities for those who attend a…

Like fireflies trailed by children on a summer evening, large wakes attract other recreation. Going airborne is a thrill for tube riders and personal watercraft (PWC) drivers. Although it’s also against the law for PWCs to jump another boat’s wake, said Capt. Gary Buchanan, Central and South…

In recent months, the cumulative voice of nature enthusiasts, property owners and boaters alike has grown from isolated grumbling to collective, serious concern about boating wakes on Lake Martin. Conservationists are alarmed over the rate at which boat wakes are eroding the shoreline; prope…

A succession of people bore witness Tuesday morning to the importance of city employees giving to the Lake Martin Area United Way, not that they need the motivation.

More than 200 people including first responders, contractors and gas line operators filled the auditorium at the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center Wednesday to get to know each before an incident might occur on one of the pipelines in the area.