Lake Martin is muse for noted architect Bobby McAlpine

Architect Bobby McAlpine sounds almost poetic, his voice growing church-soft and, at the same time, kid-at-Christmas exuberant when he talks about lakes. It seems he loves them. He loves the trees that artfully frame them, the canopy of sky that...

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Public education open house set for Lake Martin

The Shoreline Management office at Lake Martin is hosting a public education open house on Oct. 21. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Creekside Lodge Event Center at 6993 Alabama 49, Dadeville. Shoreline...

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What to do on Alabama’s lakes in October

It’s finally fall! If you’re interested in being on or around the lake before winter arrives, check out these upcoming events. Don’t let the cooler weather keep you from enjoying the water and spending time with family and friends. Lake...

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Plants built in 1961 keep churning out clean power

Two of Alabama Power’s unique generation facilities are celebrating double-nickel birthdays in 2016. Smith Dam, on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, is the company’s only earthen dam. Weiss Dam, in northeast Alabama near Centre, is really “two”...

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Lake Safe: Storm Safety

As we continue our Lake Safe series, the National Weather Service offers safety tips in relation to storms and severe weather. Learn how you and your loved ones can stay alert and stay safe on the lake: Lightning Safety Lightning...

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