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McKemie, Billy

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 6/26/2017 10:10:00 PM

February 11, 1947 - June 25, 2017 Funeral Service for Mr. Billy Charles McKemie, 70, of Alexander City, Alabama, will be Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Trinity Campus of First United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Densmore will officiate

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Coleman, Barbara W.

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 6/24/2017 10:11:00 PM

Mrs. Coleman was a member of the Cusseta Baptist Church. She was retired from the banking industry, where she last served as a Vice President of the Colonial Bank in Dadeville, Alabama. She enjoyed spending time with her family and spending time at the beach

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Bennett, Evelyn V.

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 6/24/2017 10:11:00 PM

May 6, 1943 - June 19, 2017 Mrs. Evelyn V. Bennett, 74, of Camp Hill, AL passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Lake Martin Community Hospital in Dadeville, AL. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. CST at Ebenezer District

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Lake Martin slalom tournament a success

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 6/23/2017 8:41:00 AM

More than 25 water skiers gathered at Porter’s Branch last weekend for the Lake Martin water ski slalom clinic and tournament. The participants began on Friday with a slalom clinic instructed by Bob Schouten, a U.S. Senior World Team member and Alabama

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Miller: The effects of drought

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 6/21/2017 10:22:00 AM

At a recent visit to Lake Martin, my brother mentioned that when the water goes down, we can take the boat under the bridge. All the adults agreed and offered various opinions about that time of the summer. Several of the children were sitting close by

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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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