OBFD says new tech will help better save lives | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

October 21, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Firefighters don’t always have the luxury of waiting for an ambulance when they have a patient with a blocked airway. “Having a patent airway on our patients is just very important. This particular piece of equipment almost guarantees that you’ll get the intubation on the first try,” Suzanne Moeller, a trainer with the Orange Beach Fire Department, said.

via OBFD says new tech will help better save lives | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Citing a hardship, former Mobile police officer charged with manslaughter wants judge to lift bond conditions | AL.com

October 21, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A former Mobile police officer who was arrested on a manslaughter charge last month wants a judge to lift three conditions of her release on bond because they are creating a hardship for her, according to a court motion.  Vicky Johnston, 53, of Satsuma, was indicted in August in the July 5 death of of Linda Rutherford, 65, of Calera. Johnston was driving a Ford Mustang in the 500 block of East Boulevard in Gulf Shores when it hit Rutherford, who was trying to walk across the road, according to an accident report.

via Citing a hardship, former Mobile police officer charged with manslaughter wants judge to lift bond conditions | AL.com.

Capt Mark asks, “WHO’S ON THE ISLAND?” (Meet ‘Turtle Czar’ Mike Reynolds) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

October 21, 2014

When Pres. Obama was appointing all the Czars, one of Mike Reynold’s team leaders piped up at a meeting, saying, “With all the czars around, I guess you are going to be the Turtle Czar?”  Everyone thought it was funny at the time, but the title stuck, and he is now known throughout the Island as the “Turtle Czar”.

via Capt Mark asks, “WHO’S ON THE ISLAND?” (Meet ‘Turtle Czar’ Mike Reynolds) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features.

With a new Catholic high school, ‘the county can say we offer everything,’ says Baldwin public school principal | AL.com

October 21, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – As a father of four, a Catholic parishioner and public school principal, Joe Roh can see education from many angles. Roh, the new principal at Robertsdale High School, is also a supporter of the new Catholic high school planned for Baldwin County.

via With a new Catholic high school, ‘the county can say we offer everything,’ says Baldwin public school principal | AL.com.

Baldwin EMC Operation Round Up names Star Light Award recipients at Baldwin County schools | AL.com

October 21, 2014

SUMMERDALE, Alabama — Twenty-three local teachers and school faculty members, including one from Orange Beach Elementary, will be introducing innovative projects in their classrooms thanks to a little help from Operation Round Up. These individuals were recently named the recipients of the Star Light Awards for 2014.

via Baldwin EMC Operation Round Up names Star Light Award recipients at Baldwin County schools | AL.com.

Eastbound Causeway Closed Today

October 21, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – If you are heading to the Eastern Shore later this morning, make sure you plan to take the Wallace Tunnel and the I-10 Bayway. The Eastbound lanes of the Causeway will be closed today as crews film “Bus 657″.

via Eastbound Causeway Closed Today.

Lionfish threaten protected reef off Navarre Beach – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

October 20, 2014

Santa Rosa County Commission will  discuss ways to prevent a non-native fish from taking over a protected reef off Navarre Beach . The reef is about 300 yards off  Navarre Beach State Park. The  Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary, a group that places artificial snorkeling and diving reefs at Navarre Beach, wants County Commissioners approve a new policy that would allow snorkelers to harvest lionfish on the reef.

via Lionfish threaten protected reef off Navarre Beach – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 20, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater. Search crews did locate his boat with his belongings on board 50-miles south of St. Marks, Florida, Sunday. Missing is George Taylor, 60, from Tallahassee, Florida, who was reportedly sailing his 27-foot Catalina sailboat from St. Marks to Carrabelle Florida.

via Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Baldwin Co. Catholic High School Could Open in 2016 – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 20, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) – Campaign workers with Baldwin Co. Catholic High School are in the final phases of fundraising and could break ground as early as March 2015. Officials updated the community on the progress at an event on Sunday, and also handed out red and gray pom-poms of the school’s official colors. The proposed planning has been in progress for nearly three years with organizers stating they needed $9.5 million to make the school a reality.

via Baldwin Co. Catholic High School Could Open in 2016 – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Holy Spirit donates $10,000 to help with Camp Beckwith renovation

October 19, 2014

October 19, 2014 – GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) – Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $10,000 to Camp Beckwith to support their 2014 renovation project. The $10,000 donation will be used to purchase new furniture for the Bayfront Center, Cumings Conference room and two cottages, build a chapel from the Chapel to the Bayfront Center and renovate a handicap bathroom. Beckwith is the Camp and Conference Center of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, located on Weeks Bay off Highway 98, in Fairhope.

via Holy Spirit donates $10,000 to help with Camp Beckwith renovation.

Loxley Council passes budget with surplus – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 19, 2014

LOXLEY, Ala. – The Town of Loxley will be operating with a surplus of more than $400,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The Loxley Town Council voted at its regular monthly meeting Monday night to pass its annual budget with total revenues of more than $5.5 million with expenses of just under $4.5 million with added long-term debt of more than $750,000 for a projected surplus of more than $400,000 for the coming year.

via Loxley Council passes budget with surplus – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

36-year-old Alabama Red Hills salamander discovered at the Cincinnati Zoo | AL.com

October 19, 2014

A Red Hills salamander, collected from the wild in Alabama’s Red Hills near Monroeville, Ala., in 1978, just turned 36 years old. He lives alone in a small enclosure in the Cincinnati Zoo, a one-of-a-kind curiosity noteworthy both because the species is so rare in the wild, and because this particular salamander has lived longer than anyone imagined it would. When he was captured, the world had only seen one “Star Wars” movie, Jimmy Carter was president, and Ronald Reagan was considered too conservative to win national office.

via 36-year-old Alabama Red Hills salamander discovered at the Cincinnati Zoo | AL.com.

Columbia Southern University to feature Oliver North at graduation

October 18, 2014

The keynote speaker will be Oliver North, a combat decorated U.S. Marine, a No. 1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel. Graduates will receive opening remarks from Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, Alabama Sen. Tripp Pittman and U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne.

via Columbia Southern University to feature Oliver North at graduation.

Baldwin EMA director encourages Ebola preparation, communication – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 18, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency Director Mitchell Sims facilitated a focus group of healthcare workers and first responders on Friday, Oct. 17 to encourage dialogue and sharing of knowledge and best practices county-wide when preparing for and responding to potential Ebola cases. While the topic was daunting, according to Sims the result is very encouraging.

via Baldwin EMA director encourages Ebola preparation, communication – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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