Lake magazine history
Lake magazine’s first edition was in March 2005. The monthly magazine is designed as a coffee table publication that Lake Martin residents and visitors will refer to throughout the year. Lake features professionally written feature and news stories and award-winning photography. It has won the Alabama Press Association’s award for Best Niche Publication for five consecutive years. Lake is a general interest publication focusing on Lake Martin with the goal of building and enriching the Lake Martin community through its editorial and advertising efforts.
Lake publishes regular features on fishing, boating, golf, water sports, cooking, parties and social events, wine, lake homes, nature and lake landmarks, as well as unique stories that affect the Lake Martin community each and every month. In addition, Lake takes a leadership role in trying to improve Lake Martin by sponsoring projects like shoreline preservation on Sand Island, the annual Alexander City Jazz Fest, which is held in Alexander City and on Lake Martin, or restoring the fire tower on Smith Mountain.
Lake’s managing editor is Natalie Nettles, and she can be reached at (256) 234-4281 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc. history
Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc. (TPI) is the parent company of Lake magazine, as well as The Alexander City Outlook and The Dadeville Record newspapers. The company also produces three websites, www.lakemartinmagazine.com, www.alexcityoutlook.com and www.thedadevillerecord.com, all visited by thousands of visitors each day.
TPI is owned and managed by Kenneth S. Boone in association with Boone Newspapers, Inc. Kenneth purchased the corporation in October 1, 1991. He also serves as the company’s publisher and president.
TPI has its beginnings in a weekly newspaper called “The Beacon,” which was organized in Alexander City in 1884. The local newspaper operated under several names but was officially named “The Outlook” in 1892.
On December 28, 1971, James B. Boone Jr. and Boone Newspapers, Inc. purchased The Alexander City Outlook, Inc., The Outlook Publishing Co., and The Dadeville Record, Inc. from J.C. Henderson and Thomas D. Russell of Alexander City.
The Outlook was published weekly until 1972 when it began publishing twice-weekly. In May 1976, The Outlook added a third edition, and then became a five-day daily, publishing Monday through Friday.
During the first half of 1979, The Outlook converted to morning delivery and moved to producing editions Tuesday through Saturday.