7/26/14 Saturday Live Music Line-up
ORANGE BEACH — A sometimes sad, a sometimes funny, but always reverent and appreciative memorial service allowed family and fellow Orange Beach residents to say goodbye to Councilman Al Bradley. On Friday, July 25, the group began gathering at noon to greet family members and the memorial service started at 1 p.m. at Orange Beach United Methodist Church on Canal Road in east Orange Beach.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The About Boating Safely classroom course will be provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10 at the Orange Beach Community Center on Aug. 9. Upon completion of this eight-hour boat safety course you will receive a boating safety education certificate that satisfies the Alabama requirements for a boating license.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) The Baldwin County Health Department is reporting two confirmed cases of patients being treated for the Vibrio vulnificus illness also known as the “flesh eating bacteria.” One of those cases is being treated at the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley. The victim’s wife, JoAnn Buck, say it all started with a serving of a dozen raw oysters. It’s a well-known fact that the Vibrio bacteria thrives in warmer waters.
Many Alabamians may find it hard to believe that July 15th of this year marked four years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was capped in the Gulf of Mexico. Countless Alabamians were impacted by the spill which dumped nearly five million barrels of oil into coastal waters.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – County sheriffs in Alabama meet as a group just twice a year, and that means there’s always a lot to talk about. “One of the things I’m very proud of is the Sheriff’s Association now is doing more training, not only with the sheriffs, but also with the sheriff’s office employees than we’ve ever done before,” Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack said.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — The Gulf Adventure Center has started a social media campaign centered around the funny faces people make as their zip line ride is about to end. The center is going to feature a “brake face,” each Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on its Facebook and Instagram pages. The campaign is called “Braking Bad.”
Earlier this month, GMA asked its viewers to choose their favorite place in America. With an overwhelming response, entries where sent in from all across the country with the five finalists being Acadia National Park, Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park, Gulf Shores and Lake Tahoe. The final results, announced during a live broadcast in the park, placed Acadia National Park as number one.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. — Blakeley State Park conducts its next boat tour of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta and the maritime activities of the Alabama state docks and Port of Mobile on Aug. 2. The three-hour tour aboard the Delta Explorer departs the Blakeley State Park dock on the Tensaw River at 9:30 a.m. returning at 12:30 p.m.
MOBILE, Ala. – A Robertsdale man indicted along with seven co-defendants, charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to one year and one day in prison. Donald Eugene Wilson, 42, of Patterson Road in Robertsdale, was indicted in July of 2013 along with seven co-defendants.
FOLEY, Alabama – Working to address community concerns about the future of the 484-acre Graham Creek Nature Preserve, Foley is opening its door for the public to learn more about the park and the city’s vision for it.
FOLEY, Alabama – Foley recently welcomed Chad Christian to the position of city engineer. Christian came to Foley from the city of Tuscaloosa, where he worked for 15 years as drainage engineer.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A man accused of attacking and robbing a teacher outside a Foley pizza business last year has been indicted on a robbery charge. Andrew Knight, 31, is suspected of mugging Foley Middle School teacher Pat Givens on Sept. 29, 2013, while she was outside of Papa Murphy’s on Alabama 59. Givens’ purse was taken from her, the Foley Police Department said.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil-spill recovery money. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Katisha Lombardo Deroche of Bay St. Louis was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport.
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The Coast Guard helped rescue five people from a burning boat Friday, July 25, according to officials. The 40-foot vessel caught fire near Petit Bois Island. Officials say watchstanders at Coast Guard Mobile received a distress call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center reporting an Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon alert near the island.
The Gulf Islands National Seashore is taking a new approach to try and keep shorebirds safe. They are giving away car magnets and stickers to bring awareness to the nesting birds.
The Perdido Key Chamber is kicking off a new gift card promotion to help attract late summer tourists. They’ve been doing these gift card giveaways since 2010, soon after the oil spill. And most of the money comes from BP.
PONCHATOULA, La. — It’s hard for friends and family not to smile and laugh when thinking of 17-year-old Chaston Brown. ”Chaston was a sweet person. Cheerful, liked to laugh and play,” said grandmother Mary Lee Moore.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Gulf Shores woman charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a 2013 wreck has applied for youthful offender status. Kelsey Guinn, 20, of the 1300 block of West Fairway Drive, was indicted in May in the death of Ashley Brooke Coburn, 20, of Gulf Shores.
The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach continues its Preschool Creative Workshop with underwater basket weaving as the Aug. 1 art class for the young age group. This class was first offered during the center’s Summer Art Camp in June and, according to Jessica Jones, children’s program coordinator with the art center, the class was a hit.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – Bimini Bob’s Bistro at The Wharf in Orange Beach has rolled out a new dish that brings to mind the classic Oysters Rockefeller, only with a Deep South accent. The dish is called Oysters Ala Bama and it was The Best Thing I Ate Last Week.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — A Perdido man is being held pending charges from the Robertsdale and Daphne police departments, as well as the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office after police say he fled the scene after attempting to break into an ice machine in front of a Robertsdale grocery store in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Summer’s featured play set to debut this weekend at Theatre 98 is Neil Simon’s comedy “The Good Doctor.” Unlike the traditional play format, this work is broken down into shorter pieces, little vignettes told by the main character, insinuated to be Anton Chekhov.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. — The Spanish Fort City Council passed two resolutions and tabled a third for future consideration in what was a concise meeting on Monday. The council unanimously passed Resolution No. 752-2014, which allows the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Mobile National Estuary Program.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — A Stockton toddler was reportedly mauled by three put bulls on Wednesday, causing serious injury to the child and quarantine of the suspected dogs involved.
FOLEY, Ala. — The Foley Performing Arts Association will soon have a new home. During Monday’s City Council meeting, city leaders discussed the logistics of moving the association’s home from its current home at 116 W. Laurel Ave. to the city-owned Claude Peteet Real Estate Building on North McKenzie Street.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — The title of Baldwin County Commissioner may have come to Chris Elliott sooner than he expected, but Elliott said he is already up and running to make sure the people of Baldwin County are adequately represented.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama – Local revenues for the Baldwin County school system are slightly higher this year, according to John Wilson, the school system’s chief financial officer.
MOBILE, Alabama – A project to build a 230-foot-tall white cross is closer to being built in Summerdale after officials approved the rezoning of donated land off County Road 73, the developer said.
One month after it was discovered, a large tar mat submerged in the surf zone at the National Seashore’s Fort Pickens beach is still being cleaned up. Thunderstorms have hampered cleanup efforts.