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Aeration system installed in Logan Martin aims to improve water quality

Alabama Power is installing a new aeration system in Logan Martin Lake to improve water quality by adding dissolved oxygen into the water. “This new system consists of seven long sections of pipe that will be anchored just off the bottom of the lake in front of Logan Martin Dam, and some distance upstream,” said […]

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The joy of Christmas parades …!

Pell City Christmas Parade

A Christmas parade just seems to bring out the child in all of us. That excitement will be evident in the next few weeks as people in the Logan Martin Lake area celebrate this joyous season with at least three parades. Santa likes parades too and is always likely to make a surprise appearance at […]

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Christmas Eve services proclaim King Jesus

Christmas Eve worship services proclaim the reason for this blessed time of year — the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. At 3 p.m. Christmas Eve will be a worship time at Chapel in the Pines, located inside Lakeside Park in Pell City. First United Methodist Church in Pell City will have Christmas […]

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Taylor Hicks, Santa, movies and more …

In the Logan Martin Lake area, a number of events give opportunity to celebrate the joy of this Christmas season. One even includes a free concert by “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks. One Christmas season event is Lights in the Park. Until 9 each evening Dec. 1-31, drive through Lakeside Park in Pell City to […]

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Dogs + water = fun in the sun

I was enjoying a lakeside sunset on the deck reflecting on the day when my neighbor, Christy, glided by on a kayak with her dog, Jake, standing sentry up front. As she rowed, the rhythmic back and forth of her paddle didn’t seem to deter Jake. He stood rigid on the bough, taking in the […]

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A funny thing happened on my way to LakeLife


It’s funny how memories have a way of evoking some of the same emotions you felt when you made them. The laughter comes quickly as the details flood back of how this big city girl found a forever home on the lake. I wasn’t always the seasoned veteran – or sailor – of LakeLife I […]

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Any given Saturday (or Sunday)

Weekends were made for LakeLife. Where else can you peacefully view the most spectacular of sunsets from the bow of your boat, motor off, lulled only by the gentle rock of waves made by passing anglers on their way home after the day’s catch? Where else can you see a heron creeping along the shoreline, […]

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A life well done


Our community felt a tremendous loss in mid-May that stretches well beyond the shoreline and deep into our city and county. Jerry Woods, who owned Surfside Marina, died suddenly at only 66. A man with as big a heart as they come had it simply give out on him way too early. He could have […]

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Catch boat fever in 2017


There was a time when fiberglass bow-rider cruisers ruled the lakes, but those days are rapidly fading into memory as pontoon boats are becoming the watercraft of choice for many people. Because of their versatility and wide price range, pontoon boats offer something for everyone. That does not mean they are, by any stretch, the […]

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LakeLife stickers on sale now

Just in time for lake season, get in the spirit! Let people know there’s nothing like living the LakeLife on Logan Martin with your own vinyl, die cut sticker customized for Logan Martin. Order one today! They are only $7.95 plus tax, shipping and handling. On your car, on your truck, on your cooler – […]

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