April 16, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL OBA – The Orange Beach Golf Center is starting their PGA JR League for Boys & Girls – Ages 8-13 at the Center. Players of all levels are welcome and each child will play in every competition. All competitions will be played at the Orange Beach Golf Center.
But Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon says no one has contacted him about building the new school. Kennon says the lack of communication is more reason to split from the school system.
via Gulf Shores Mayor Wants To Build A New High School.
April 16, 2014 – Montgomery, AL – If you want to see what a busy schedule looks like, go to www.alapark.com and check out what’s happening at Alabama State Parks this spring. “We just had the ShrimpFest at Gulf State Park, and it was a huge success,” said State Parks Director Greg Lein. “There were more than 2,000 people who came out and participated.”
April 15, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach will host Preschool Creative Workshops for 4- and 5-year -olds in the coming months. A pottery class will be Friday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and a painting class is set for Wednesday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Bama Coast Cruise, a car show produced by MotorSports Productions, Inc. and sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts and The Wharf, is returning to Orange Beach, Alabama April 25 & 26, 2014.
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — A Hattiesburg man pleaded guilty today to production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced today.
FOLEY, Ala. — A grand-opening celebration will be held Friday, April 18, at Graham Creek Nature Preserve to debut the park’s new Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. The event will begin at 11 a.m.
The active search for Deepwater Horizon oil along the Gulf Coast ended Tuesday, when the final three miles of shoreline in Louisiana were removed from active cleanup status, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Heavy rainfall on Monday resulted in three separate sewage overflows in the city of Robertsdale. According to releases issued by the Baldwin County Health Department, the city reported overflow at the lift station located at 22891 College St., resulting in between 100,000 and 1 million gallons being discharged into Rock Creek.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Baldwin County Deputy Sgt. Benjamin Burke doesn’t believe his duty as a law enforcement officer ends when he takes off his badge and gun. ”When I go home, I’m still a deputy sheriff,” he said. “I still have to act in that capacity. I still have to act when I see something whether I am wearing my flip flops and my shorts headed to the beach or whether I am wearing my badge and in my patrol car.”
Now you can take in the majesty of the Gulf Coast sea floor without sticking a toe in the water. The Okeanos Explorer ship is live streaming the final leg of its 59-day research expedition in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico and the West Florida Escarpment until it ends on April 30.
As water rose overnight looking for a dry spot was harder for some than others. “The property hasn’t done this since Hurricane Ivan,” says Silverhill Police Chief Kim Wasden. In Silverhill, a call for help as dozens of goats were left stranded in a flooded field some up to their necks in water. Their owner is hospitalized in Georgia.
via Flood Waters and Rescued Goats in Baldwin.
Floodwaters from heavy rain got into at least two homes in Fairhope overnight. And for one man, this is getting to be an old story.
Folks that live along Fish River are no strangers to flood waters. Flood waters once again rose dangerously high Monday night, April 14, 2014. The water rose so fast that folks in some areas near Fish River and Polecat Creek had no way to get out.
You find them in the most improbable places, wedged under a rock, crammed into a beer bottle, curled inside an old tire.
Their camouflage is extraordinary, often blending so perfectly with their surroundings that the only thing that gives them away is the sight of a row of suckers on a coiled tentacle. Or, sometimes, a telltale pile of shells outside a hole, remnants of recent meals.
Meet the octopus, one of the most fascinating creatures in the sea.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The sheer enormity of it all concerns David Walter of Reef Maker.
“It’s almost scary,” Walter admits. “I really haven’t tried to market it too much we’ve been so busy. We’ve got big projects.”
ORANGE BEACH, AL – If a skinny kid with bangs neatly crossing his forehead and an adolescent smile bristling with braces motors up to your dock or rides his bike into your yard and starts talking about citrus trees, you might want to pay attention.
In February with the wind howling out of the north and a trip to the beach was less than appealing, four, two-man crews were out every day, walking the beaches and picking up tar balls. News 5 was with the crews as they surveyed 32 miles of coastline collecting what is washing up four years after the the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
via News 5 Exclusive: ADEM Report Shows Continuing Impacts of BP Oil.
GULF SH0RES, AL – Orange Beach officials want to own and operate their own school system separate from Baldwin County Schools. Gulf Shores officials want their own new school, but staying within the framework of the county system. What they both really want, Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft said, is the same thing.
GULF SHORES, AL – Mayor Robert Craft and members of the City Council have announced that they are strategically exploring the development of an innovative academic campus on city-owned property at the corner of County Road 8 and the Baldwin Beach Express.