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There is a lot going on in the Town of Wedowee. We have a new bank building under construction. First State Bank will relocate to the intersection of HWY 48 and US HWY 431 within the next year. The land was cleared in the fall and construction began earlier this winter.
You also may have noticed work being done on the building between Hunter Bend Realty and A Brand New Look. Crystal Barnes-Key has dreamed of owning this building, that has been everything from a variety store to a bait shop to a service station, for a very long time. It became a reality in the fall and she has had crews working ever since. The renovation is expected to be complete this month when her first tenants take over the first floor. The second floor will be completed at a later date and will feature two bedroom, one bath apartment that will be available for nightly and weekend rental. There is actually a third floor that will be renovated for meeting area and events.
Cleburne Pharmacy is in the process of relocating down the road on HWY 431 next door to Tanner East Alabama. The full service pharmacy is expected to open in the coming weeks at its new location.
Pick up your copy of the February 2021 Issue of Lake Wedowee Life for more "Wedowee Insider" Information.
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“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” Rachel Martin
The Caldwell’s use the phrase “I understand” a lot in conversation with each other. So much so it has become a joke and now many times we expand on the “I understand” with what we think the other person really means. It can be very condescending: I understand but I think you are crazy, I understand but I am not listening to you, I understand but I do not care. We understand this is a problem.
In all seriousness, we want you to know, we understand how our local small business owners are struggling and frightened... So are we. None of us have experienced anything like this, in which the government has shut down our churches, businesses, schools and events due to a health crisis. And our additional stressors include the chaos of applying for and hoping
to receive assistance offered by the government. Then we add the fear of the virus itself in which most of us know of someone personally who has contracted the virus, has been hospitalized, and possibly died. It is so surreal.
Do you know what else I understand in these troubling times? How fortunate we are to live in Wedowee, Alabama. Not all small towns have what we have, a community with a vibrant downtown, a beautiful lake and strong people committed to working through this setback. I know our future is secure, we may need to let go of the picture we previously painted for ourselves but we still have joy… lots of joy and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the south.
I Love Lake Wedowee!
The Eddie Pruett's Legacy
REMEMBERING LOVED ONES LOST TO COVID-19
Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began there have been numerous family and friends lost to the virus. Lake Wedowee Life has gotten several requests to do in memory stories of the brave men and women that are no longer with us. We quickly realized there were just too many that have died in this community and we would never want to leave any one out.
So we, as a company, decided to dedicate space on our website to remember the ones that we have lost . If you are interested in contributing a story of a loved one, please contact Kelly Caldwell directly at firstname.lastname@example.org We all want to remember and honor the legacy of those that have left us.