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…
Children’s Harbor turns 30 this year and continues its mission of partnering with other organizations to help children with illnesses relax for free.
Lake Martin is not the only place that is experiencing issues with erosion, property damage and wake boats. It is a problem of national proportions.
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…
While large wakes may accelerate its progress, erosion is a natural process, according to Lake Watch Lake Martin president Eric Reutebuch. As a body of water seeks balance over time, it naturally carves away soil on points as the flow of water cuts across turns and bends, and that soil is de…
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…
After a day of painstakingly examining the murky waters of Lake Jordan between Weoka Creek and Sears Slough, authorities suspended a search for two missing men Friday evening following a collision of two boats Thursday night.
With the Fourth of July on Thursday, pet owners may be worried about dealing with their animals getting upset or anxious during fireworks.
Alternating rain and sun didn’t diminish the popularity of the Hackneyville Fireworks Bash on Saturday. Event attendees brought their tents and umbrellas to watch performers and participate in the bash’s events.
Pastor Dick Stark concluded the funeral of former Alexander City Mayor Don McClellan on Saturday with a prayer which, like the life of McClellan himself, reached far beyond the sanctuary of Faith Temple Church.
Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. earned a total of 69 awards in the Alabama Press Association’s 2019 Media Awards, including General Excellence, at the APA Summer Convention this weekend in Orange Beach.
In three weeks Alabama children with muscle disease will be arriving at Camp ASCCA to enjoy a week of activities while connecting with friends and taking new steps toward independence.
It’s impossible to ignore the mountain of money growing around Lake Martin and a Russell Lands official believes Alexander City should be finding ways to gulp and not merely sip its waters.
Don McClellan was known to cut grass on a softball field as mayor and jokingly threaten to cut those who teased him with his pocket knife. He refused to get into the sewer as a matter of political discourse even as he was up to his neck in discharge and drawing the wrath of federal environme…
Don McClellan died early Wednesday morning but his life’s blood will continue coursing through Alexander City in the thousands of jobs he helped bring to the area in the wake of Russell Corp.’s collapse as an economic powerhouse, friends and even political opponents said.
While a small jon boat may not be worth much monetarily, the Tallapoosa Narcotics Task Force sought to recover oen for its sentimental value.
Lil’ Calypso featured more than 50 vendors — artists, artisans and craftspeople — showing off their wares at the festival held Saturday at Chuck’s Marina on Lake Martin. Repurposed salvaged material made into sculptures and lamps, paintings and wood art were just a few things available for p…
Lake Martin Resource Association’s John Thompson hopes new teeth added to the state’s criminal littering law helps prevent trash being thrown out on the waterways and roadways of Alabama.
After nearly a month with no appreciable precipitation, rain will descend on the Alexander City area beginning today and persisting into Monday, according to the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.
Economic vitality in Alexander City could hinge on “quality of place,” and public involvement is more important than any other part of the process, according to Dr. Joe Sumners, the executive director of Auburn University’s Government and Economic Development Institute.
New “no wake” buoys at Lake Martin’s Bridge to Nowhere will demand vigilance from boat operators in the high-traffic area north of Chimney Rock this holiday weekend.