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Logan Martin to remain at two feet above winter level through April

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Dry conditions this winter, which are forecasted to continue over the next few months, have affected streams that feed Alabama Power reservoirs. To help Alabama Power lakes reach summer levels later this year, the company sought and received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to temporarily store water at higher-than-normal levels on three reservoirs: […]

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Art classes available at Heritage Hall

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Dr. Art Bacon will teach open art studio classes at Heritage Hall Museum in Talladega. These classes for adults will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 13 through April 3. Participants will work on their own drawings and paintings in the media of their choice. Bacon will demonstrate techniques, instruct in a workshop setting, and […]

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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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A funny thing happened on my way to LakeLife

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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

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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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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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A day in the life of a Logan Martin landmark

It’s a place that would make Jimmy Buffett proud. Surrounded by family and friends and scores more of adopted family and friends, this tiny island in the middle of Logan Martin Lake is like the star of the singer’s tune, Cheeseburger in Paradise – “heaven on earth with an onion slice.” On this Saturday afternoon […]

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Paddle boards growing in popularity

Modes of travel are many along the waters of Logan Martin Lake. By boat, by personal watercraft, kayak or canoe, we tend to see them all. And while we’ve been seeing more and more kayaks in sloughs and out on the lake, it looks like the next big thing may be stand up paddle boards. […]

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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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