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Mr. James Doyle Ashworth

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/2/2015 8:55:00 AM

Bro. Randy Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bullard Cemetery in Eclectic, Alabama at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Radney Funeral Home. Honors will be provided by the

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Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 2/28/2015 10:26:00 PM

Joe and Viola raised 5 boys and 2 girls. He passed away peacefully February 25th in Dadeville, Alabama surrounded by several family members. He'd made the trip to Alabama to live near his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Maria Reutebuch. He was a life

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Power plant gets OK to discharge wastewater

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 2/26/2015 7:31:00 AM

Oaktasasi Creek flows into the Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin. The modification would allow CER, which currently trucks water to Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment before discharge into the creek, to treat the wastewater at the CER

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Volunteers turn out to help in Trash Walk

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 2/24/2015 8:35:00 AM

The collaborative effort between Prosperity Again Through Health (PATH) and Clean Lake Martin Community (CLMC) encouraged walkers to pick up litter on high profile roads while improving their health though exercise. Volunteers, including Benjamin Russell

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Local students can apply for sponsorship to leadership camp

The Clanton Advertiser

Date: 2/17/2015 1:10:00 PM

Friday, Feb. 20 is the deadline for the Rotary Club of Chilton County to receive applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, which will be held March 26-29 at Camp ASCCA on Lake Martin. Any local junior or senior is eligible to apply and

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,000 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin is a reservoir, formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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