We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Alumni of the Benjamin Russell Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host a two-day rodeo to benefit the current BRHS students in the program.

There has always been a nagging question that continually finds its way into my mind and in some respects the minds of those who’ve taken the time out to be on the fields in the sun, rain, snow and sleet.

  • Updated

At the Alexander City Shooting Club the rapid fire which can be heard on most days may confuse some into thinking that someone had brought a machine gun, but in fact it is Vance Williamson with his Ruger 10/22. He’s practicing for the SCSA Steel Challenge World Championship which started Thursday and ends Sunday.

It was cold and icy as anglers back their boats down the ramps Saturday morning for the Lake Martin stop of the Alabama Bass Trail. But the weather didn’t stop the fisherman.

  • Updated

Anglers with the Alabama Bass Trail launched from Wind Creek State Park Saturday morning as the sun rose over Lake Martin. One lucky boat will take home $10,000 as the first place prize Saturday afternoon.

  • Updated

With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing a wrench into everyone’s plans, people are finding ways to get creative. With many colleges being forced to cancel golf tournaments, Willow Point Golf & Country Club is taking matters into its own hands by hosting a tournament for college players and a…

With Thanksgiving in the books, many are looking to find ways to relax or shed off pounds gained over the holidays. The Charles E. Bailey Sportplex is able to fit nearly every outdoor need to work off some of the turkey and fixings during the extended weekend.

  • Updated

Dozens of locals and businesses have teamed up, raising money and prayers for Dadeville native Maddie McClendon who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer in October at the age of just 18.

  • Updated

TPI's Santana Wood and Siri Hedreen bring you the latest tri-county news including a high speed police chase and weekend events while sports writer Ryne Gallacher shares area sports news.

From 4:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Wind Creek State Park Boat Ramp, Wind Creek will be hosting the OGS Bass Trail tournaments. The event is the second round of six being held by Wind Creek and will feature some of the top anglers in the state competing for bragging rights and thousands of do…

Hiking season can be year-round in the Lake Martin area as trails abound, and what better way to end a tough year than to get fresh air by walking around and seeing the breathtaking sights that surround us?

After seven long months, Central Alabama Community College Trojan Golfers finally returned to collegiate tournament play in late September at the Region Preview in Jasper. This group of Trojans earned a win to pick up where the defending National Junior College Athletics Association National…

  • Updated

The Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department has set up a kickball league at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex to give locals a competitive and fun outlet.

Ferst Readers of Tallapoosa County hosted its second annual fishing tournament Saturday and had a big turnout. People from all over Alabama showed up to compete in the Fish for Ferst fundraiser that benefits children ages 0 to 5, helping them learn to read and build confidence in their abili…

Lakewinds Golf Course hosted its annual City Invitational Tournament this weekend, crowning a champion for the overall tournament as well as the senior division.

The Dixie Sailing Club celebrated its annual Summer Work Party on Saturday. The day started with an overcast but the temperature gradually worked its way toward the mid-90s with a nice breeze that left some of the crew members wanting to “abandon ship” for some fun on the water.

The Dixie Sailing Club Youth Program has accepted two new donations to its fleet: a Capri 16.5 and a Thistle.

After running for three consecutive seasons on WBIH TV29, “DoeNation Outdoors” is moving to WNCF ABC 32 starting in July with a new day and time. Starting Saturday, July 4, the show will air at 11:30 a.m. and continue for 13 consecutive weeks.

Much like everything else, the coronavirus pandemic changed the game for the Alabama Student Anglers Bass Fishing Association. But unlike the AHSAA, which canceled its spring seasons and didn’t award any state championships, the ASABFA found a way to make it work.

  • Updated

When Reeltown first started a bass fishing team, Cade Wood immediately knew he wanted to be a member. That was more than six years ago, and now he’s the first member of the Rebels fishing squad to ink a scholarship to fish at the next level.

If you know me, you know I am not too outdoorsy. Despite having grown up directly on Lake Martin in moderately rural Alabama, I am not a hunter or fisherman. I prefer my fish come pre-caught, pre-cleaned and pre-fried and I hunt deer with only my car — and then only accidentally.

Prime fishing is available year-round in the Alabama Black Belt and those who are wetting lines this summer are encouraged to enter their catch into the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) 2020 Best Fish Photo Contest for a chance to reel in the main prize.

The Alabama wild turkey season, which ended May 3, will likely have to include an asterisk in the record books for a variety of reasons.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s regulated alligator hunts at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 8.

With the close of another turkey season, Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association announced Jake Hornsby, 14, of Reeltown, was the winner of the Big Gobbler Photo Contest for 2020.

For several weeks, many locals have been without a place to even safely take a walk as the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex has been closed. But Monday, the decision was made to reopen at least partially.