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Log cabin with an Asian flair

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For eight years, Steve and Carla Valdes have been trying to turn their log home on Logan Martin Lake into a 14th-century Japanese-style home. They tore out the country kitchen, removed a clawfoot bathtub, reworked the master bedroom fireplace and painted the door frames black. Despite their best efforts, it’s still a log house. It’s […]

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Tutwiler Home: Masterpiece by the water

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Howard and Linda Tutwiler seem the perfect match. They like to create beauty around them. And a look inside and outside their Logan Martin Lake home reveals that together, they have a talent for doing just that. Howard, a designer  by trade, calls the planning of their home a “dream come true” for him. “Seldom, […]

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History-making catch at Mark’s Outdoors tourney

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he just might get some money out of it. Mark’s Outdoor Sports held its 21st annual fishing tournament on May 23 at Logan Martin Lake, where almost 1,000 participants vied for monetary prizes and victory titles. Father-daughter […]

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Chapel in the Pines

Make a joyful noise while overlooking beautiful Logan Martin Lake with the Chapel in the Pines services. These non-denominational Christian services begin at 8:30 a.m. in Lakeside Park’s amphitheater and are held every Sunday from the first Sunday in May to the last Sunday in September. The services are casual and “come as you are,” […]

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Wood Carver

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Creator of many; master of all When lightning struck a tree in Bill Golden’s yard, the natural instinct was to grab a chainsaw. But as quickly as that bolt shot through the tree, an idea struck Golden. So with chainsaw in hand and a makeshift scaffold surrounding the tree, he masterfully turned the 12 feet […]

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Boats Built by Hand

Sitting in what is easily described as a “dream” workshop a few blocks from Logan Martin Lake is a work of art in wood — a Pete Culler designed Wherry Yawl boat. It is the pride and joy of professional structural engineer Bob Barnett — and though the boat-project was started by many hands, it […]

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Lake landmark reopens

Lucky’s Bait and Tackle, a mainstay for anglers on Logan Martin Lake, has reopened in the same location on US 231 South. New owners are Aaron Roberts and Debbie Cearly. The store features live bait, rods and fishing tackle. They kept the name for nostalgia. “Everybody knew it as Lucky’s. Why change it?,” said Roberts. […]

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Remember Avondale Lake

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When the waters of Logan Martin reservoir began to rise in 1963, they slowly covered the remaining foundation walls of Easonville, Alabama, committing a once-bustling little country village to the whims of history and nostalgia. This impoundment also engulfed two smaller lakes that were part of the Easonville environs — Harmon Lake and Avondale Lake. […]

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Canada Geese Removal

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To all Logan Martin Lake Protection Association Members, We have been notified by the City of Pell City that the USDA will be coming in the next few weeks for removal of the Canada Geese that have been plaguing Lakeside Park.   With the arrival of the USDA in our community we have the opportunity […]

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July 4 fireworks on Logan Martin bigger and better than ever

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Thousands of boats make their way into the main channel to get the best possible vantage point. Thousands more in cars, trucks and on foot get as close as they can to Lakeside Park. And when the sun goes down about 8:30 p.m. on July 4, a spectacular fireworks show lights up the nighttime sky […]

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