Orange Beach council poised to renew 1 percent sales, use and rental tax for another decade | AL.com

January 29, 2015

Faced with the prospect of losing $3 million in annual revenue that helps fund Orange Beach’s emergency reserves, beach renourishment and drainage projects, the council appears ready to renew a one percent sales, use and rental tax. The levy was first approved in 2005 when the city had to pay for a third of a $25 million beach renourishment project to repair damages the Baldwin County coast sustained during Hurricane Ivan the year before.

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Cosmo’s, Cobalt owner to open third restaurant and coffee shop – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 29, 2015

ORANGE BEACH,AL — Brian Harsany declared his college major pretty much while he was in high school. Let’s say he discovered his passion. “Whatever ever you do in life follow what your passion is about,” he said. “Whatever you have passion with you’ll enjoy doing and everything else will fall into place.” Harsany found his passion as a teenager growing up in Tallahassee with one of the first jobs he ever had.

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Jenny McCaskey of Orange Beach promoted in Chicago firm

January 29, 2015

January 27, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Impact Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of healthcare information technology services, announced today that it has promoted Jenny McCaskey to Vice President. McCaskey, a resident of Orange Beach, AL, joined Impact Advisors in 2010 as a Principal Advisor where she has served as a delivery consultant. As a member of the leadership team, McCaskey will continue to provide client delivery services as well as identify new business opportunities within healthcare organizations with a focus on the firm’s Cerner practice.

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Feb 5, 2015 – Glenn Miller Concert 2015 – Gulf Shores Events

January 29, 2015

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a fully self-contained 19 member group, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today. Since 1956, the present group has been consistently performing an average of 300 live dates each year world wide. Come hear one of the greatest bands of all time as they bring unique jazz and big band sounds to the National Naval Aviation Museum at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5.

via Feb 5, 2015 – Glenn Miller Concert 2015 – Gulf Shores Events.

Mardi Gras parade set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at Gulf State Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 28, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL – The words “Mardi Gras” bring many images to mind — colorful floats, moon pies and beads, sequined ball gowns, jazz bands marching as they send scintillating notes into the air… Traditions of Mardi Gras run deep and organizations spend plenty of time and money to make each year’s festivities memorable.

via Mardi Gras parade set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at Gulf State Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

So Far, So Good with New Traffic Signals

January 28, 2015

Alabama Department of Transportation crews are steadily upgrading intersections on the U.S. Highway 98 corridor. The intersection at Morphy Avenue is the fourth to get the new light. “The flashing yellow arrow is the new federal standard so on new construction projects we will install flashing yellows,” says ALDOT engineer Matt Ericksen.

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Council honors Daphne for high graduation rate – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 28, 2015

DAPHNE, Ala. — The Daphne City Council honored the Daphne High School feeder pattern for its 91 percent graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year at its meeting last week. Mayor Dane Haygood read from a certificate aknowledging the school’s efforts in becoming one of only two Baldwin schools to reach the 90 percent graduation rate.

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LuLu’s restaurant in Destin shooting for an early summer 2015 opening | AL.com

January 27, 2015

The second LuLu’s restaurant now under construction in Destin, Fla. is expected to open as early as this summer. Situated in a spot overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay, the eatery will seat as many as 300 people. Similar to its premier location in south Baldwin County, LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, the Destin restaurant will engender the same feeling and atmosphere stretched out over 20,000 square feet of space.

via LuLu’s restaurant in Destin shooting for an early summer 2015 opening | AL.com.

Coast Guard suspends search for second missing fisherman in two weeks off Alabama coast – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 27, 2015

MOBILE, Ala. —  The U.S. Coast Guard announced its search for a missing fisherman in the the Gulf of Mexico, the second search they have been involved in for a missing fisherman in the past two weeks, has been suspended. The Coast Guard reported Monday the search was for a missing fisherman 70 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Monday.

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