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GULF SHORES, Ala. — The city of Gulf Shores has found a way to kill two birds with one stone – or in this case, save two birds. The first is to restore the historical building located at U.S. Highway 59 and Clubhouse Drive, and the second, to open a city store where items that represent the city’s brand, “Small Town, Big Beach,” will be available to the public and create a physical presence in the community.
Alabamians are rightly proud of their oysters. And on Nov. 7-9, The Hangout in Gulf Shores has invited chefs from around the country to cook their best dish with local bivalves for the 7th annual Oyster Cook-Off.
MOBILE, Ala. – Starting next week the Alabama Department of Transportation will begin construction for a new ferry dock and improvements around the ferry boarding area on Dauphin Island. The new dock will be constructed just west of the current dock, adjacent to the existing snack bar and restroom facility.
MOBILE, Ala. – A Texas man was sentenced in federal court to 70 months imprisonment for his role in driving a load of cocaine and heroin from Texas through Baldwin County in route to Florida. Jose Mauricio Lopez, 46, of Houston, was arrested in November 2013, charged with trafficking cocaine and trafficking heroin.
The Baldwin Bicycle Fest, in its second year under that same name, rides again with the le Tour de Foley and a number of bicycle-related events for enthusiasts of all ages at Foley Heritage Park on Nov. 1.
LOXLEY, Ala. – Jan Shipp remembers her first day on the job. “I saw (owner Tommy Cain) come walking down the aisle,” she said, “this handsome man with his dark hair and mustache and I thought, ‘uh oh, I’m in trouble.’” Seriously, she says, over the years, she has come to view Cain and his family, very much like her family.
FOLEY, Alabama – A bomb threat made via email against Foley High School faculty and staff Tuesday night continues to be investigated by police. In a news release issued late Wednesday, Foley police Lt. David White said the email identified the sender as a current Foley High student who was questioned by investigators after police and fire personnel responded to the school to evacuate and secure it.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama - The race for district judge in Baldwin County is getting interesting. Incumbent Judge Michelle Thomason faces challenger Ginger Poynter. Poynter is a Republican, but is running as an independent.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Consumers around the nation can’t be sure what kind of shrimp they’re buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) He grew up in Silverhill, remembers Highway 98 when it was a country road through Daphne and Fairhope, and now the educator is poised to become the next superintendent of schools in Baldwin County. But does Robbie Owen want the job? Robbie Owen was the first and only principal at Rockwell Elementary in Spanish Fort. It’s been his life for 18 years. Now, he’s the odds-on favorite to become the county’s new school superintendent.
(WPMI) Everything loves a live shrimp, speckle trout, red fish, flounder, everything loves them. However, we’re coming to a great time of the year when you don’t have to use live bait to catch the fish. Artificial shrimp comes in different sizes, colors and shapes. Some come with a heavy weight already on there, some don’t have much weight, and of course you have different color options to choose.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Police officials tell Local 15 News one woman is in custody and another is on the run after leading police on a chase. Police say their vehicle was full of stolen items from a local shopping mall. Police Chief Edgar said the incident began innocently. An officer attempted to pull over a vehicle that didn’t have its lights on.
October 29, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Mystical Order of Mirams are proud to announce the 8th Annual “Taste of the Islands” to be Friday, Dec. 5. This year our culinary extravaganza will host more than 35 restaurants from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding areas. The Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf will be the location for this holiday gala, which will consist of food sampling, all inclusive cocktails and musical entertainment.
10/29/14 Wednesday Live Music Line-up
GULF SHORES, AL — With the possibility of RESTORE Act money becoming a reality, Mayor Robert Craft of Gulf Shores says members of a committee who will vote on spending that money are faced with two choices. “One school of thought is to do some projects in each community for that community,” Craft said. “And the other school of thought is we do two or three really big, important things that would never get done otherwise.”
GULF SHORES — On Monday the City Council will likely vote to adopt a strategic plan that includes, among other things, development of an East Beach Bypass aimed at getting traffic off of East Beach Boulevard. The goal is to reroute Alabama 182 traffic likely down either East First Street or East Second Street to a new major intersection with Alabama 59 with the intent of making East Beach Boulevard a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly area.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will present its final Art Market of the 2014 year from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at Meyer Park in Gulf Shores. GCAA chairperson Eloise Thomley said the November Art Market will feature photographer, Lynn Jordan.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – A short teaching career came to an abrupt end this month when 22-year-old Daphne High School Chemistry Teacher Isaac Evans was put on paid administrative leave for allegedly touching two 17-year-olds and providing them alcohol.
The zip line at Orange Beach, Ala., brings in $1.5 million a year, he said, and the same company would do the one he proposes at Beauvoir near the back of the property. He said it’s just as fitting on the historic site as the cell tower, and the presidential library that doesn’t match the architecture of Jefferson Davis’ house.
DAPHNE, Ala. – Bayside Academy’s students, faculty, and staff wore orange accessories today in support of National Unity Day, sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Additionally, peer counselors created orange “Unite Against Bullying” banners for each building for students to sign, and a huge paper chain was created to show Bayside’s unity against bullying.
FOLEY, Alabama — A study in Baldwin County will look at how to improve the synchronization of 17 traffic lights from County Road 44 to U.S. 31. The Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization, Baldwin County, Fairhope, Spanish Fort and Daphne are teaming to fund the $35,822 study. The study will look at what is the best system to use to ensure that the traffic lights are in sync and are adjusting to the amount of traffic on the roads, said Matthew Brown, coordinator of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
October 28, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The last Art Market of this year will be Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Meyer Park, 400 E. 22nd Ave. in Gulf Shores. The Art Market is hosted by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores. Approximately 40 artists will be exhibiting their original work for the culmination of this festive event. Visitors will also enjoy live musical entertainment, children’s art activities and concessions.
DAPHNE, Ala. — A 22-year-old Baldwin County (AL) school teacher was booked and shortly thereafter released on bond Monday morning on seven separate misdemeanor charges apparently involving sex with a student or students. Isaac Willis Evans of Daphne was booked into Baldwin County jail at 9:40 am October 27th, according to BCSO corrections records.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – While there are no cases of Ebola in Baldwin County or Alabama, the fire fighters down in Orange Beach said it’s important for them to be ready if that changes. We’re just trying to be prepared as much as we can to protect our people and to provide the highest level of patient care we can in a safe manner,” Lt. Bruce Nelson said.
via OBFD trains for possible Ebola cases | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.
The beer-bong market has its first celebrity: Ryan “Daddy” Richards, the hard-partying Orange Beach resident who has gained fame as a cast member of the CMT show ”Party Down South,” has opened an official online store. Meanwhile, CMT has revealed a few more details on two holiday specials it’ll be airing this holiday season, the upcoming “Party Down South: Drunksgiving” and “Party Down South: Christmas Hangover.” And because excess is a running theme here, “Party Down South 2″ is also ready to launch.
Orange Beach, AL, October 28, 2014 –(PR.com)– It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, presented Caribe Resort with a 2014 Readers’ Choice Award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Caribe Resort has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor.
FOLEY, Ala. — Foley Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the weekend armed robbery of Dollar General in Foley. According to Foley Police Lt. David White, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Saturday, a man walked into the Dollar General store located at 1704 S. Mckenzie St. wielding a handgun and wearing a black ski mask.
DAPHNE, Ala. — The proposed I-10 bridge project could bring 12,000 jobs to Mobile, Baldwin and surrounding counties and would make a $1.8 billion impact, according to an economic impact study conducted by the University of South Alabama.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — For four seasons, the CMT show “Sweet Home Alabama” has been filmed in part at Oak Hollow. Farm in Fairhope. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the legendary band that created the Southern so-named rock anthem will be performing there, when Lynyrd Skynyrd takes to the stage as the featured performer at the 13th annual Angel Ride and Concert.