Lake Wedowee News

6/15/2017 3:45:00 PM
IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include… Alexander City, Roanoke, Tallassee, Dadeville, Lineville, Ashland, Camp Hill, Wedowee, Rockford, Equality, Lake Wedowee, Jacksons’ Gap, New Site, Wadley, Woodland ...

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

5/18/2017 6:38:00 PM
Press Release Point
OPELIKA, Ala. – Judicial officials and the sheriff of Randolph County, Alabama, are violating the constitutional rights of people charged with misdemeanors and felonies by jailing them following arrest if they can’t afford to pay bail, according to a ...

5/11/2017 8:37:00 AM
Four people gathered at the Poplar Springs launch of the Dub Denman Canoe Trail for a cleanup event Saturday morning. The tree-shaded parking area seemed even chillier than the 45 degrees registering on car thermometers. Gail Priest, who organized the ...

4/30/2017 8:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“That is triple what I have done in previous years.” And Robinson, who also serves as president of the Tallapoosa River Beekeepers Association, says this year looks to be even better. With swarms and honey collection already started, “I have already ...

4/28/2017 8:07:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Heather Johnson, an English instructor at CACC who helped to organize the event, described the race as having several different-sized inclines and declines, along with beautiful views of both the battlefield and the Tallapoosa River as the course utilizes ...

4/26/2017 3:49:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
The homeplace sits just off a paved road on a dirt road and is just a couple of miles from the Tallapoosa River. The 5:00 traffic can be overwhelming at times. The other day, a four-wheeler and an ATV drove by at the same time. That was rush hour.

4/26/2017 8:11:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
County engineer Burrel Jones said the road did not go through the formal closure process. Jeff Landrum said the Tallapoosa River Hunting Club has blocked him from access to his property. Chuck Sparks said many around Cragford are upset. This is a road they ...

4/26/2017 8:11:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
WEDOWEE--Wedowee Middle School was given a big thumbs-up last week from the Alabama Attorney General's Office. Chris Carden, law enforcement coordinator with the Alabama Attorney General's Office, visited the campus on Tuesday of last week because he likes ...

4/19/2017 9:22:00 PM
“We’re expanding our facilities in Villa Rica and Bremen, building a new hospital in Wedowee and continuing to expand our services, even as many smaller health systems and independent hospitals throughout Georgia are struggling, and many are being ...

4/19/2017 9:15:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
LAKE WEDOWEE--DVR alert: A Lake Wedowee home will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Lakefront Bargain Hunt" on HGTV. According to the HGTV website, the episode, "A Big Wow on Alabama's Lake Wedowee," will air Saturday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and ...

4/19/2017 8:54:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
My little creek somehow flowed through the woods, through a tunnel, under the railroad tracks until it eventually found its way to Stink Creek, which is a tributary of the Tallapoosa River. In recent weeks, I’ve been down to the Tallapoosa River quite a ...

4/14/2017 8:10:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Copeland fell from a zipline into the Little Tallapoosa River in May 2012, severely injuring her leg, and was later diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection caused when contaminated water entered an open wound in her calf. She lost parts ...

4/12/2017 8:45:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
Students of Wedowee Elementary School returned from spring break to a new outdoor classroom last week, compliments of East Central Alabama Master Gardeners. Although adjacent to the school garden, the classroom can be used for all types of classes.

4/9/2017 9:36:00 AM
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 restaurant.

4/3/2017 9:27:00 AM
Locations impacted include Auburn, Opelika, Tuskegee, Valley, Lanett, Roanoke, Dadeville, Camp Hill, Notasulga, Wedowee, Stroud, Lake Wedowee, Lafayette, LaFayette, Wadley, Red Level, Ranburne, Woodland, Franklin and Waverly. Torrential rainfall is also ...

3/30/2017 8:52:00 AM
The city of Tallapoosa recently received a second grant to create another paved access point to the Dub Denman Canoe Trail on the Tallapoosa River in Haralson County, according to city officials. Patrick Clarey, planning coordinator for the city ...

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.

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…

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 ...

Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

2/27/2017 2:44:00 AM
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
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
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
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 ...

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