The Lake Wedowee Map - Your Guide To Public Boat Ramps
The Lake Wedowee map is marked with the location of the public boat ramps and places to get gas on the water. Below is the road reference to each ramp.
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On The Cover...
Can you imagine our surprise... When we discovered Santa loves Lake Wedowee as much as we do??? Well, we happened to see him recently and begged for a story. Well, we got one and we hope all the boys and girls in the Lake Wedowee area enjoy the tale as much as we did. Be sure to be on your best behavior especially not that we know, you may run into Santa while he spends time at hi favorite place away from the North Pole!
So if you have been following along with my letters from the editor this year, you may have noticed I have been on a Happiness journey this year. It started as a self-discovery lesson, but has turned into a great big ole journey that I am truly loving. Mindset is a funny thing. We all grew up hearing, you are the company you keep and as I have gotten older that is the absolute truth. People say it a lot of different ways but mindset plays a big part of it. Here is a little lesson on mindset... We all have that person in our lives that is a Grumpy Gus... or a Negative Nellie or a Sad Sam... (No offense to anyone named Gus, Nellie or Sam). Have you
ever spent time with that person and your thoughts turned grumpy, negative or sad. And on the other hand, have you hung out with a person that is confident, happy and self assured? Well more often that not, you become a version of the people you spend the most time with... I saw it in myself for the past few years and as I break the chains of negativity, I am realizing that there is a big ‘ole positive happy world out there waiting for me to explore and enjoy it. I choose to be happy and I encourage you to make up your mind to do the same! It is the best choice I have made this year!
"Folks are usually about as happy as they make their mind up to be."
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News To Know by Taylor Jones
Discussions at a recent Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees work session has local residents rallying in support of Southern Union State Community College’s Wadley campus. On June 13, an item on the agenda of the monthly work session was presented by Susan Price, the Vice Chancellor for System Development and Strategic Advancement for the Alabama Community College System, on behalf of Southern Union Interim President Mark Ellard, who was not in attendance. The item was a request to move Southern Union’s main campus from Wadley to Opelika and would be voted on in mid-July, as first reported by Kara Coleman of the Opelika-Auburn News.
The proposal came as a surprise to many, including District 37 Representative, Bob Fincher. “I found out about it when people started messaging me, and I started getting phone calls from those who were present at the meeting (on June 13),” said Fincher in a phone call. “I did get a message that afternoon from the Chancellor’s office as to what had happened.” In the proposal, Price stated that the potential move would recognize Opelika as the main campus for purpose of correspondence, as well as financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education. Price also described the differences in population between Wadley and Opelika, as well as enrollment numbers
with Opelika’s campus serving more than 4,000 students, while Wadley has approximately 600 students. However, one quote from Price has caused confusion among the Southern Union service area. Once the proposal was voiced, an unknown member of the Board of Trustees asked Price if there was any pushback from the Wadley community in regards to this possible shift. Price said that Ellard had not expressed comments from the community, but felt that the numbers were enough to advance the item to the voting process. “I know that the Wadley staff, members of the community, are very supportive of this action item,” said Price. “They think that the data itself illustrates that it’s time for this change.” Carol Knight, a member of the Southern Union Foundation and adjunct professor at the college, says that the responses that she has received from the community, as well as members of the Southern Union staff, on this matter are contradictory of Price’s statement. “I have not spoken to a single person who has said, “I think that this is a good idea,” or “I helped get these numbers together.” Not one person is supportive of such a move. Southern Union is a family. Loyalty here to this campus and what it has meant to this community... No one here will say “we should just relocate the main campus” because it would be devastating to our little community and our service
area.” “Devastating” seems to be a fitting adjective for the potential move from Wadley to Opelika. Wadley Mayor Donna McKay used the term when discussing the idea with local postal workers, due to the College using Wadley’s post office and bank, as well as the possible departure of Bison athletics and the top-notch fine arts program. McKay also mentioned that the move would go against why the two-year system was initially created. Bob Fincher feels that the overwhelming support is a step in the right direction, and assures supporters that he, and so many others, are fighting hard to shut this item down, to preserve the tradition and economic impact that Southern Union has established in Randolph
County. “We need to remember that Southern Union was originated from the Wadley campus, that community has continuously fed and supported the college over the years, and has kept it afloat,” says Fincher. “We are going to fight this as hard as we can to try to prevent this. The fear is, that if the administration has moved, that other entities will follow and that it will be very detrimental to the Wadley campus.” Key dates to remember: the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees will vote on this item during their next meeting, which is set for July 11. If the item is passed, Opelika will become the main campus of Southern Union State Community College on January 1, 2019.
For more on the story read... Southern Union Builds Students To SUCCEED
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News To Know by Taylor Jones
Students who attend Southern Union’s Wadley campus are treated to a four-year college experience, in a two-year setting. With a dormitory that houses up to 230 students, a cafeteria, student center, and state of the art classrooms, with most facilities on campus built or renovated within the last ten years, it is easy to see why students from all over Alabama, and even a few surrounding states, choose to attend Southern Union, and why it holds such a special place in their memories when they leave. Southern Union is highly regarded for having a top-notch fine arts program. Each dance, music, and theatre production is held on the Wadley campus, and are performed by some of this area’s most talented students, either on stage or behind the scenes, and are instructed by
experienced industry professionals. Most students who come to Southern Union on Fine Arts scholarships go on to continue their careers on big stages, including Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who has competed on tv’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance”, has appeared in over 10 movies and television shows, and is currently a DJ on “Ellen.” Brad Cotter, another SUSCC Alum, won “Nashville Star” in 2004, a singing competition that launched the career of Miranda Lambert, Chris Young and Kasey Musgraves. 2007’s Miss Alabama Jamie Langley is also an SUSCC alum. The most recent notable success is Desmond Nunn, who is currently on tour with the Broadway smash production, “Hamilton.” Nunn says that he credits most of his success to his days spent in Wadley. “Southern Union is a great launching
pad for everyone,” says Nunn. “As someone who grew up not too far from the campus, I did not think that one day I would be traveling the country with a hit musical.” Wadley is also the home for all Bison athletics. Southern Union offers six sports, where all athletes have access to some of the best facilities in the Alabama Community College Conference. Southern Union Sports Arena is home to Bison Basketball and Volleyball, its’ bowl-shaped design provides comfortable environment for fans with chairback seats. The arena also offers student-athletes a weight room and rehabilitation room, as well as offices and conference room that are available for multiple purposes. Baseball and Softball have received recent upgrades. The baseball stadium, recently named in honor of Coach Joe “Jabo” Jordan, was completed in 2010, while softball has been competing in their stadium since 2015. In 2017, a field house was built to serve as a facility for both sports. The field house features indoor batting and pitching cages, as well as locker rooms for both teams. Being a Bison athlete has its’ benefits. Not only do they play in state-of-the-art
venues, but the chances of continuing their career as a student-athlete at a four-year institution are significantly high. Following the 2017 season, 13 Bison baseball players elected to continue their athletic career at four-year colleges, including Jackson Hesterlee and Cooper Criswell, who recently competed in the College World Series in Omaha,
Nebraska with North Carolina. Softball has 10 players who are on four-year college rosters, while both basketball teams have an estimated 13 players playing at the next level. Everyone who comes to Wadley has a story, whether it be girl from Trussville with a dream of playing college softball, a boy from Mobile who has aspirations to sing at Carnegie Hall, or someone from Roanoke who is making a transition close to home so that they can later attend their dream school. No matter the story, it is clear that everyone who attends Southern Union is built for success. From making memories with new friends, to receiving life-changing advice from a professor. It is apparent that you leave Southern Union as a better person, and have been groomed to succeed in any situation that life may throw your way.
More info on the local Southern Union story... Wadley Area Concerned with SUSCC's Future
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Basic Culinary Practices and Applications With Chef Julie Culpepper
Exploring basic ingredients of cooking and the reasons why it's worth the time to try. Discussion of simple culinary topics, demonstrations and recipes will be served and shared together.
$40 per person. Reserve no later than June 8th, payment required with reservation. 15 person maximum. To make your reservation call Julie at 678-793-7945 or Lake Wedowee Life at 256-357-4557.
Thursday June 14th 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Class will be offered at The Holiday House / Lake Wedowee Life building, 104 W Broad St, Wedowee, AL
Creekside Market at Bennett Farms
Come pickin' at the patch! Local artisans, fresh produce from local farmers, antiques, vintage goods and more.
Sat June 23rd - Sun 24th
Bennett Farms, 1073 Co Rd 13, Heflin, AL 36264,
Fireworks At Flatrock
Patriotic Fireworks Show at Flat Rock Park. The show starts at approximately 8:30 pm. Come by boat or bring your lawn chairs to the park to enjoy.
Sat Jun 30th 8:00pm
Flat Rock Park, 7115 Co Rd 870, Lineville, AL 36266
Weekly Events This Summer Include...
48 West Trade Day and Flea Market
Outside Market, 8762 AL-48, Lineville, AL
WOW - Worship on the Water
Sundays at 9:00 am
Under The Pines at Lakeside Marina, 21130 US-431, Wedowee, AL
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Kids Fishing Derby on Lake Wedowee
Tue May 22nd 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Rice Family Pavilion, 2554 Co Rd 32, Wedowee, AL 36278, USA
Kids are coming to fish on Lake Wedowee. Open to all children between 2 and 15 years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult and have a rod and reel. Bait will be provided. There will be games, face painting, door prizes, snacks and grilled hot dogs by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. Sponsored by Lake Wedowee Property Owners Association and local businesses.
About The Cover
VINTAGE LAKE WEDOWEE: Former staffer Amanda Causey Baity captured this fun little moment back in 2012 when working our first Model Search Photo shoot. Amanda moved to Virginia in 2014, but we have an update on what she has been up to on page 36.
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