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Lake Martin Banquet Hall available for rental

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/20/2017 3:53:00 PM

When Michael Crouch had the opportunity to purchase a building adjacent to his Lake Martin Tire and Auto, he knew it was a no-brainer. But when he bought what was once the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, he wasn’t exactly sure what to do to the building

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Former Marine Police Officer honored with special funeral ceremony

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/18/2017 9:05:00 AM

Following a brief ceremony there, Rogers’ remains were placed on a Marine Unit patrol boat and was slowly taken across Kowaliga Bay and under the Kowaliga Bridge. The boat was met at the boat ramp across the lake where Rogers was taken to be laid to rest

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Sullivan, Marjorie "Margie" B.

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 9/17/2017 11:06:00 PM

In lieu of flowers the family ask for donations to be made to her Church, Lake Pointe Baptist Church in Dadeville, Alabama (8352 AL-50 Dadeville, Alabama 36853). www.FrederickDean

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Dadeville veteran gets new porch from Home Depot, United Way

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/15/2017 5:53:00 AM

For the Alexander City Home Depot, they have been in a partnership with the Lake Martin Area United Way for the past several years. “We help write the grants to apply for these funds,” United Way Executive Director Sharon Fuller said. “Once the

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Salvation Army meets needs in troubled times

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 9/13/2017 5:23:00 PM

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of profiles on the 28 agencies that receive funding through the Lake Martin Area United Way. Currently, the Lake Martin Area United Way is holding their 2018 fundraising campaign, “Team United

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was 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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