9/23/14 Tuesday Live Music Line-up
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) It’s now up to the voters to decide if Orange Beach schools will split from the Baldwin County School System. It’s up for a vote Tuesday. For months there has been talk and debate for and against separating from the Baldwin County School System. A similar vote was rejected in 2007.
GULF SHORES, AL — Mayor Robert Craft says a new partnership with the University of South Alabama is a step toward the Vision 2025 high school and college facility he and Baldwin County school officials hope to build on the Foley Beach Express. “All of you are aware of how hard we’ve working to try and create an education campus in Gulf Shores of significance and something really outside of the norm,” Craft said during a council work session Monday, Sept. 22.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – In each of its five years, the Hangout Music Festival has helped draw big crowds to Gulf Shores during what used to be a slow time of year and promote the city as a vacation destination. Now a proposed city ordinance would allow the city to profit directly from the festival’s use of the public beach.
The Gulf Shores Police Department would like to invite you to participate in the 2014 National Night Out on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — All the dust in the air and roaring of machines near the corner of Orange Beach Boulevard and Terry Cove Drive was partly spurred by traffic woes in the city. City Utilities Director Jeff Hartley is overseeing the beginnings of a redundant sewer line that will run from the east side of Orange Beach Boulevard just south of Terry Cove Drive, under city property, state park property to connect to the city’s treatment plant.
GULF SHORES, AL — New dredging in Little Lagoon Pass will help with a beach erosion problem nearby. “This is the most severe problem we have right now on the beach,” Public Works Director Mark Acreman said. “They will be discharging that material approximately 1,500 yards west of the pass. That will also help address a beach erosion we’ve had as a result of winter storms.”
GULF SHORES, Alabama – The Original Oyster House will sell 2015 calendars to raise money for environmental causes. According to a press release from the Original Oyster House, the Oyster Trailblazer Calendar, which was illustrated by local artist Alex VanArsdale, will feature images of regional landscape and culture as well as the sculptures along the Oyster Trail.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Baldwin County’s school district is planning to demolish some old school buildings that are in disrepair. The Baldwin County Board of Education has signed off on demolition projects at the old Baldwin County High School campus in Bay Minette and at an old intermediate school campus in Douglasville. Cost estimates were not available Monday.
Fast forward to this past weekend, when 25 veterans and their families checked into Eden for a week of no-cost relaxation. Fifteen of the families come from a group called Wounded War Heroes, with another 10 coming from the Wounded Warriors Project. Wounded War Heroes vice-chairman Grant Pittman said the chance for these veterans to bring their families to the beach for a week was greatly appreciated.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) -Wendy Wood Holland, aunt to missing single mother, Brittney Wood was back in a Baldwin County courtroom Monday. This time she was arraigned on four new sex abuse charges against a minor. Holland and nearly a dozen other relatives of Brittney Wood are suspects in a child sex ring in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
via Wendy Holland facing four new sex abuse charges | FOX10 News.
Sept. 22, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Hangout, in partnership with Alabama Gulf Seafood, will host the Seventh Annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend Nov. 7-9. The Oyster Cook-Off competition takes place on Saturday afternoon Nov. 8 when 50-plus chefs will compete in three categories for the best oyster, and patrons will have the chance to taste them all. The festivities begin on Friday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. with the debut of the Oyster Cook-Off Craft Beer Festival presented by AL.com. Advance tickets (just $25 at hangoutcookoff.com) include beer from all participating breweries and great live music. More than 60-plus beers from more than 25 breweries will be featured.
Located in the Wharf Complex on Canal Road in Orange Beach, Paradise Fruit Wine makes premium specialty tropical, berry and citrus wines. Their store is an independent retailer associated with the Florida Orange Groves Winery. All of their premium specialty tropical, berry and citrus wines are made 100% from the juice indicated on the label.
FOLEY, Ala. — Three-year-old Shelby Byrd of Bon Secour received quite a surprise last week at Foley City Hall as Guardians of the Ribbon-Lower Alabama Chapter unveiled a pink police car bearing her name.
9/22/14 Monday Live Music Line-up
The Gulf Shores Swim Team sent 24 swimmers into competition at the Pensacola Harvest Classic on September 13 and 14. Dolphin swimmers set three team records on their way to a fourth place finish overall behind TNT from Daphne, Wiregrass Aquatics and the host team Pensacola Navy Youth.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama – Residents on both sides of the bay will have the opportunity next week to learn about current environmental issues affecting the state of Alabama through documentary-style films presented by the 2014 Southern Exposure film project.
MOBILE, Ala. WAL – Work will get underway Monday to fix an on-ramp on the Causeway, which was damaged in a fiery crash. The repairs are being made to the U.S. 90/98 I-10 on-ramp that was damaged in a tanker truck fire. The accident happened July 31.
9/21/14 Sunday Live Music Line-up
ORANGE BEACH, AL – All along waterways in Baldwin and Mobile counties volunteers showed up in droves to get the trash out of the splash.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf State Park celebrated its plans to open a dog park on Lake Shelby with the Paws in the Park event on Sept. 20. Several vendors were on hand as well as rescue dogs available for adoption from several shelters in Baldwin County.
The 155-foot Kinta S slipped to her watery grave Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico off shore from Mustang Island, but the nearly 40-year-old freighter will foster new marine life for years to come. Scuttled in 75 feet of water eight miles out into the Gulf as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s artificial reef program, the Kinta S is the largest ship to be reefed since the 473-foot Texas Clipper was sunk 17 miles off South Padre Island in 2006.
September 21, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Greg Cartmell will be conducting a two-day workshop at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery on Oct. 13-14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cartmell will allow students to work in the medium of their choice; oil, acrylic or watercolor. The first day of the workshop will focus on landscapes and the second day, Cartmell will teach portraits. The two-day workshop is $200 and each student will complete four paintings.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – In the push for and against forming an independent school system in the city, campaign documents from political action committees formed on both sides reveal an over $50,000 fundraising gap.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – With just four days between now and voting day in Orange Beach, more and more signs seem to pop up in yards in an effort to drive voters to the polls. Those in favor of creating an Orange Beach School System said they filed a formal complaint with the Baldwin County Probate Office, pointing out a specific piece of information missing on some of the opposing side’s signs: an address.
via Campaigns make final push for votes in Orange Beach | FOX10 News.
September 20, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Gulf Shores Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Walgreens at 1421 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
September 20, 2014 — GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) — Tommy Vogel will be offering art lessons in pastel on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the GCAA Art Gallery indefinitely. Classes are $35 for adults, $25 for students or children and $25 apiece for groups of three or more. Each participant will complete a painting during the two-hour class. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred.
Cortez was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center in Bay Minette on Thursday on five counts of drug trafficking and four counts of distribution of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $5,004,000.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Satsuma woman who was involved in a July 5 fatal accident in Gulf Shores has been indicted on manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol charges. Vicky Johnston, 53, of the 5400 block of Ryan Street, is charged in the death of Linda Rutherford, 65, of Calera. Johnston was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center on Thursday and released the same day on a $50,000 bond.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — St. Patrick’s Church in Robertsdale will hold a fish fry fundraiser on Saturday with proceeds going toward the building of a new Catholic high school in Baldwin County. “The Knights of Columbus at St. Patrick’s Church made a pledge to raise $25,000 over the next five years and this is part of that pledge,” said Tim Mullek, co-chairman of the steering committee for the new school’s capital campaign.