7/30/14 Wednesday Live Music Line-up
July 30, 2014 – Fort Morgan, AL (FMA) —The 150th year celebration of the Battle of Fort Morgan takes place Friday through Sunday at Fort Morgan. To support the historic event, the Gulf Shores Garden Club donated funds from the proceeds of the annual Flower Seminar for the purchase of plant material to landscape various areas of the historic grounds.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The Alabama Gulf Coast Reef and Restoration Foundation is looking to improve upon and add to some existing reef structures off the Alabama coast to create “Poseidon’s Playground,” a group of scuba reefs shallow enough for young or beginning divers and interesting enough to draw attention to the area.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – It might seem corny to call Phish “en fuego” in the middle of their 2014 tour, but they arrive in Alabama absolutely torching the latest leg of their run promoting their 12th studio album. Recorded in Nashville (and a little in Muscle Shoals!) late last year, “Fuego” marks arguably the strongest studio work in years from the Vermont-based foursome who remain the kings of the jam band circuit.
FORT MORGAN, AL — Fort Morgan will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay this weekend Aug. 1-3 with a reenactment of the Siege of Fort Morgan that is sure to blow visitors out of the water. The event begins on Friday night with artillery firing to signal the beginning of the Siege, and will continue on Saturday with the reenactment of the largest naval battle of the Civil War, which will culminate in the Grand Bombardment that evening.
GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Back to School Beach Bash at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14 at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach. The Back to School Beach Bash will feature music from a live DJ, campfires and all of the makings for s’mores.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The suspect in a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian before the start of last year’s Robertsdale Christmas parade has been indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury. Leonard Starke, 56, of Summerdale has been indicted on three counts, first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. — Evidence of damage from the April flood to Magnolia Springs will soon be no more. During last week’s Magnolia Springs Town Council meeting, Councilman Bob Holk announced that R&S Paving was in town, working on repairs to public entities. By Thursday, he reported that work was nearly complete.
The South Baldwin Chamber will celebrate its volunteers Thursday with the organization’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. The event is set for 6-8 p.m. at Oak Hollow Farm, located at 14210 Greeno Road in Fairhope.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration isn’t moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars slated to help the Gulf Coast recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida officials said Thursday. Congress passed the bipartisan RESTORE Act in 2012, creating a way to distribute billions in civil fines levied against BP and other companies involved in the spill, which befouled coastal beaches, ravaged marine ecosystems and damaged the tourist trade.
The family of the man killed in Monday’s fatal accident on the causeway says they are also still trying to figure out exactly what happened. Shawn Wiggins was killed when his SUV collided with a BRATS bus head on. Police say his car was traveling in the wrong direction into oncoming traffic.
via Family: No Answers in Fatal Causeway Crash.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – “All of a sudden your mind kind of flashes and you’re thinking, ‘Am I going to live through this, too?’ And by then it was all over.” Those were the thoughts running through BRATS bus driver, Raymond Mayo’s head a split second before an SUV slammed into him. The crash killed the driver of the SUV, 35-year-old Shawn Wiggins and injuried all 12 people on the bus.
via Exclusive: Driver of BRATS bus speaks with Fox10 | FOX10 News – Mobile.
Panic set in on a part of Navarre Beach today when a large Hammerhead Shark was spotted very close to the shoreline. More on the sighting and a rescue made by a Navarre Beach Lifeguard. It was in the water here at that lifeguard say a 6 1/2 foot long Hammerhead Shark started to swim in toward the shoreline.
July 29, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The City of Orange Beach proudly invites you to come celebrate 30 years of history at the City’s 30th Birthday Celebration on Monday, August 4, 2014.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Gulf Coast Newspapers, LLC, a publishing firm operating in Baldwin County (AL), has been acquired by a family owned newspaper company in South Carolina. OPC News, LLC, purchased the media properties from Crescent Publishing Company, LLC, also based in South Carolina. The sale closed July 29.
DAPHNE, Ala. — “She’s Bound to be a Goer!” is the title of Creighton “Peco” Forsman’s recently published book about one of the most important events in Baldwin County History…The era of the “Bay Boats” from 1894 – 1934.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The Lower Alabama Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Alabama (CCA) will hold its 15th annual Beach Party. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Caribe Resort in Orange Beach.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — During the high season, thousands of cars rumble over Perdido Pass Bridge each day on the way to the beach or returning to the condominium, usually in a rush.
MOBILE, Alabama – Among the supporters of Baldwin County’s Giant Cross Project is one of the two owners of the Flora-Bama Lounge, John McInnis III.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama — Assistance is still forthcoming for survivors of the spring’s floods, according to Bill Stephens, vice president and treasurer of the local office of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. The Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters is a national forum where agencies share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle — preparation, response and recovery — to help disaster survivors and their communities.
DAPHNE, Ala. — The Daphne Beautification Committee and Public Works Department’s July meeting was very exciting as they worked down, and added to, their “Top 10” project list. Daphne’s Community Development Director, Adrienne Jones, discussed an excerpt from the city’s “A Comprehensive Plan 2000-2020” report.
One person was killed and 12 others were hurt when a Chevy S10 Blazer collided with a Baldwin County Rural Area Transportation System BRATS passenger van on the causeway in the eastbound lane. Officials said the person driving the SUV was killed in the accident. Eleven on the bus and the driver were injured.“They vary. I saw one who had a leg injury and one who had difficulty breathing. None that I saw to be life threatening,” the Spanish Fort Police Chief said.
via 1 dead, 12 injured in causeway traffic accident | FOX10 News – Mobile.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) As the City of Foley continues to push into the profitable world of sports tourism, some residents are pushing back. Especially when it comes to hosting events at the Graham Creek Natural Preserve. On Monday, July 28th, city leaders hosted a public meeting regarding the park and the residents’ concerns about using it for sporting events.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — If you can’t think of anything to do in the month of August, just head east to the Flora-Bama. The iconic roadhouse “Lounge and Liquor Store” will be having pretty much a big party the entire month.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) Special honors for the iconic Flora-Bama: the lounge and oyster bar has been listed among the 13 best beach bars in America. Bustle.com, a fashion and entertainment website geared towards women, listed the bar as a proud dive bar.
GULF SHORES, Ala. - The teenage swimmer who drowned at a Gulf Shores beach last week will be laid to rest Monday morning. Chaston Brown’s funeral is set for 11:00 Monday morning at Still Water Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The family has done some fundraising to help pay for his funeral, but they are still in need of funding.
FORT MORGAN, AL — With the three-day festival quickly approaching, organizers of the celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay are charging ahead with last- minute preparations much like Admiral David Farragut’s fleet of Union warships entering Mobile Bay.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The buzzz is quieter this week as the City of Orange Beach remembers the contributions of Councilman Al Bradley. This man gave of his service and talents unselfishly for you, me others and future generations of Orange Beach. His leadership was from a position of knowledge and understanding, and only emotional when trying to explain the magnitude of a complex situation in simple sound bites. He gave freely to all with no strings attached. He took nothing.
GULF SHORES—The Gulf Shores High football team held a two-day youth camp on the GSHS practice fields for 6-12 year-old athletes earlier this week. The players were divided into three age groups and all worked on different aspects of the game with Dolphins head football coach Ben Blackmon, his staff and some varsity players.
Area students and their teachers will be given the unique opportunity this year to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring at the Gulf Islands National Seashore, thanks to new in-service program called Turtle T.H.I.S. The acronym stands for “Teens Helping the Seashore” and is being made possible through an $18,000 Park Stewards grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.