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The Lake Martin Event Center at The Rodeo Club in Dadeville is gearing up to sling cocktails for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22.

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Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Wednesday a bill banning abortions in the state, a move sure to draw nationwide legal challenges supporters hope will result in the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Dr. Joe Summers, the executive director of Auburn University’s Government and Economic Development Institute, will appear in Alexander City on May 23 to speak about quality of life and economic development.


Cheech and Chong are not the spokespersons for the Dyed Pirates Society. No greeny Fleur de Leafs are growing out back of the store on Highway 49 south of Dadeville and smoke doesn’t billow from within when the front door opens. In fact, the establishment that sells products associated with …


An Auburn resident was killed Friday night in a three-boat collision on Lake Martin, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.


While some contend the Alexander City real estate market is barely breathing, local agents say a lot is happening under the surface. Meanwhile, those working and living in Auburn and in neighboring Georgia are increasingly coveting property around Dadeville and on Lake Martin.

Feb. 28 is the day on which Martin Dam’s operators begin to raise the lake level to summer pool and while it is affectionately known and in some circles celebrated as Plug Day, there is not an actual plug or stoppage mechanism that facilitates the 7-foot fill of Lake Martin each spring.

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This weekend was a great time to clean up — the lake that is. Several volunteers, along with the Lake Martin Resource Association, gathered at Wind Creek State Park and surrounding areas to continue the process of cleaning the shorelines of Lake Martin in the ninth annual Renew Our Rivers cleanup.

As the Lake Martin Resource Association holds its annual Renew Our Rivers cleanup today, the students at Stephens Elementary School held a special assembly Friday to remind the students how important clean water is, while also recognizing the winner of the art contest held as a part of the effort.

Leaders from area manufacturers gathered Friday morning not to talk business, but to enjoy a bite of breakfast from the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance (LMAEDA) while celebrating Manufacturing Day.

2018 marked the 9th annual Celebrate Lake Martin T-shirt contest, with students at Stephens Elementary School creating works of art with the theme of Lake Martin and all it provides to the community.

The Alexander City Sportplex is preparing to play host to one of the most anticipated local events of the year, as the 38th annual Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13.

There is no need to worry next week when you see a large gathering of first responders at Strand Park in Alexander City.