Lake Wedowee News

3/22/2017 8:00:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
The legislative delegation jointly appoints their representatives. Wedowee Mayor Tim Coe was expected to make an appointment at Tuesday's council meeting. The act says county commissioners for commission districts 1, 2, and 3 shall each appoint one member ...

3/22/2017 7:50:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
WEDOWEE--Randolph County Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year at its meeting on Thursday evening of last week. * Kimberly Heard, teacher at Wedowee Middle School. Heard has taught for 23 years, 10 of those at Randolph County.

3/17/2017
Alabama Power
Drought precautions expanded on Alabama Power lakes Drought conditions that began last fall persist across many parts of Alabama, and limited rains combined with early vegetation growth continue to pose a challenge as Alabama Power prepares to raise lake levels for the summer. Higher-than-normal temperatures have led to…

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/15/2017 8:13:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
WEDOWEE--Randolph County Solid Waste trucks were running routes on Tuesday--manned by Randolph County Highway Department employees. Randolph County Commission voted on Monday afternoon to dissolve the solid waste department, a move that would have happened ...

3/15/2017 8:10:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
In Wedowee tickets may be purchased at the Randolph County Extension Office located in the courthouse, phone (256) 357-2841. Dianne Warren is slated as guest speaker for the luncheon. Dianne played Women's Professional Basketball from 1969 to 1971.

3/8/2017 8:44:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
If you wanted to know what a county baseball tournament would look like without the Handley Tigers, then Wedowee was the place for you last week. RCHS hosted a round robin series of games that included Wadley, Woodland and Horseshoe Bend at French Park ...

3/8/2017 8:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
65 percent. • approved amending the budget to account for increases in the phone bill from Charter, in the cost of street lights from Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative and in water tests. • approved the purchase of a chlorinator pump at the ...

3/6/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

2/27/2017 2:44:00 AM
WSFA 12
If your looking for a way to spend time in the great outdoors canoeing, kayaking, or camping. You should check out Tallapoosa River Outfitters which is one of Alabama's Top 100 outdoor adventures! Just visit them online at www.tallapoosariveroutfitters.com ...

2/22/2017 8:25:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
The Randolph County Spelling Bee was hosted by Wedowee Middle School on Friday, Feb. 10. Winners and participants were Wedowee Middle School sixth-grader William Browning, first place; Randolph County High School eighth-grader Berenice Velasquez ...

2/22/2017
EPA
Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…

2/15/2017 8:45:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
WEDOWEE--Wedowee Middle School principal Allan Robertson shared an inspiring story with the Leader when he reported that an anonymous donor recently stepped in and paid off any student lunch accounts that were "in the red." Robertson said the cash paid off ...

2/8/2017 9:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The council also decided to start renovating the gymnasium, paying for the project with funds from the renewal of the rental of the cell tower contract and from the proceeds of collecting payments for the Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative. Blasingame ...

2/1/2017 8:49:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
Roanoke needs a strong economic development authority. They need it for the entire county. Whoever is in the job will be working with Wedowee, Wadley and other towns," he said. On another issue, he said a local bill is just a housekeeping measure--the half ...

1/27/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017.

1/25/2017 8:05:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
FLAT ROCK--A fisherman on Lake Wedowee drowned Tuesday afternoon while launching his boat at the boat ramp near New Harmony Church. According to Randolph County Sheriff's Investigator Donnie Strain, who is also a diver with Randolph County Rescue Squad ...

1/13/2017 2:18:00 PM
Southeast AGNET
The problem is that there is not enough water to satisfy every each state. Georgia and Alabama are fighting over control of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin. Florida, Georgia and Alabama are battling over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River ...

1/9/2017 11:57:00 AM
Al.com
The building was a total loss after all three mills caught fire. Butler's Mill, located in Graham, was built on the banks of the Tallapoosa River in the early 1800's. Phillips bought the mill and renovated the building in early 2016 before opening it as a ...

1/4/2017 8:15:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
Revis said all the rain and runoff at Crystal has stirred up the water so they would not want to go to that right now. In Wedowee someone with a private gauge said over the New Year's weekend he measured 5 and a half inches.

1/3/2017 9:26:00 PM
scrapmonster.com
Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative, (TREC), is an electric distribution cooperative serving parts of Clay, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Russell, and Barbour Counties of East Central Alabama. TREC provides dependable, competitively priced ...

12/21/2016 9:48:00 AM
mjbstar.com
The weather service in Birmingham said temperatures would be below freezing in some spots generally along a line from Selma to Wedowee, and there will be some slick spots on roads. A freezing fog advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday. After 9am ...

12/21/2016 8:55:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
Lake Wedowee Property Owners Association and Alabama Power Company will collect Christmas trees for installation in the lake for fish habitat. This will be the sixth year trees have been placed in the lake at more than 70 locations. Trees may be left at ...

12/21/2016 8:50:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
It was a foggy night before Christmas that four merry ladies travel through every street in Wedowee looking for businesses and houses showing the best Christmas spirit. Main Street was all alight with several businesses participating. The out-of-town judge ...

12/15/2016
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016.

12/9/2016 9:57:00 AM
fox5atlanta.com
She suffered a deep cut following an accident on a zipline in the Little Tallapoosa River, and the infection almost killed her. In order to save her life, doctors were forced to amputate Copeland’s left leg, right foot and both of her hands. In the ...

12/7/2016 8:05:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
The public is invited to tour three homes at Lakeside Preserve, a new neighborhood located on Lake Wedowee. The homes, located off County Road 240, will be brightly decorated for Christmas. The $15 ticket will include cookies and a hot drink at each home ...

12/5/2016 3:08:00 PM
alabamawx.com
The SPC have put that area in a “Slight Risk” for severe weather, with the areas north of that to a line from Wedowee to Calera to Moundville in a “Marginal Risk” for severe weather. The main threats will be from damaging winds and an isolated ...

12/5/2016 2:16:00 PM
Al.com
Chief Deputy Billy Lane said Jason Harmon was charged with first degree theft. About 2 p.m. today, he was being walked over to the Randolph County Jail in Wedowee when he ran in direction of Dollar General. "We traced him to a wooded area," Lane said.

12/2/2016 12:35:00 PM
Al.com
Jackson and his troops advanced on the Red Sticks, who utilized the land to their advantage. With a horseshoe-shaped bend in the Tallapoosa River at the rear and a massive barricade ahead, the Red Sticks seemed prepared for battle. The Americans fired ...

12/1/2016 1:04:00 PM
Times-Georgian
“We’re hoping in the next week to get a helicopter from the Department of Nautral Resources again and fly over the Tallapoosa River again to see if we have water again or if we just have those same pockets,” Walker said. “I’ve looked at where the ...

11/30/2016 8:10:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
The Town of Wedowee Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Wedowee City Hall at (256) 357-2122. Woodland Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The last day to pre-register is Friday ...

11/30/2016 8:05:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
Nicole Gowens - Wedowee Elementary - $852 for iPads and supplies. Tammy Simpson - Wedowee Elementary- $2,000 for iPads and supplies. Wendy Moore - RCHS - $573 for art supplies. Lori Carlisle - Wadley High School - $3,000 for laptop computers.

11/30/2016 7:55:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
Handley and Madison Academy team rosters and Handley season statistics, all sponsored by First State Bank of Wedowee, Ashland and Lineville, can be found on page 6B of this week's Randolph Leader.

11/27/2016 10:06:00 AM
Gainesville Times
She even heard how workers dismantled beaver dams to increase water flow in West Georgia’s Tallapoosa River. “That really underscores the desperation of the situation, like ‘OK, we’ve got to clear the beaver dams,’” Gutzmer said. In Beech ...

11/24/2016 9:03:00 PM
Times-Georgian
Haralson County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Brian Walker said local crews are still out in the Tallapoosa River and its tributaries, “going up and down” the waterways and putting pipes through beaver dams to get water flowing.

11/22/2016 8:15:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
It was rematch of the regular season game between the two teams, which Ohatchee won 34-6 in a game that was played in a heavy rainstorm in Wedowee in early September. Other than the weather, the two games were very similar. Ohatchee’s size up front was ...

11/21/2016 10:30:00 AM
WSFA 12
“We’ve worked with the power company, and as long as the Tallapoosa River stays around 2 and a half feet, we’ll be okay.” The dry conditions are significantly impacting Livestock and hay supplies. Alabama's farmers are planning for huge losses.

11/18/2016 1:00:00 PM
missourifarmertoday.com
Doug Collins in the northeast Georgia town of Lavonia. In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to ...

11/16/2016 12:54:00 PM
Montgomery Advertiser
Houses in the area are instructed not to drill wells. Instead the water comes from the Tallapoosa River and pumps south of the city by the Hyundai plant. “The most important thing is the drinking water is safe. It doesn’t come from the ground ...





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