Orange Beach art center sets sign up for spring afterschool program

November 25, 2014

Novmember 25, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Coastal Arts Center’s After School Arts Program consists of 12-week class sessions for both fall and spring semesters of the 2014-15 school year. Spring classes are Jan. 6 – April 15, but there will be no class on Mardi Gras, the week of Festival of Art, March 8-14 and week of Spring Break, April 5-11.

via Orange Beach art center sets sign up for spring afterschool program.

Gulf Shores culinary students work with Hangout on Thanksgiving buffet

November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Gulf Shore sHigh School students got a hands-on, real-life food prep opportunity from the Hangout chef, Ira Gallon, this Thanksgiving. Students interested in the culinary/hospitality profession learned to prepare the dressing that was served at the Hangout’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Chef Gallon visited with the students on Friday, Nov. 21 to explain the recipe and the students prepared the dish on Monday.

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Foley PD preps for waves of holiday shoppers

November 25, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – With the holiday weekend rapidly approaching, that also means the malls and shopping centers will soon be packed with people looking for hot deals. And in South Baldwin County, many people will be flocking to the Tanger Outlets. With throngs of people coming to catch a good deal, that means safety is going to have to be amped up.


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Elberta PD receives ‘Drug Take Back’ program box – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 25, 2014

ELBERTA, Ala. — Elberta residents now have a regularly accessible place to dispose of their outdated medications. That’s because during last week’s Elberta Town Council Meeting, Elberta Post Master Kenneth Laurendine and Elberta Town Councilman John Conti presented a “Drug Take Back Box” to Elberta Police Chief Stan DeVane.

via Elberta PD receives ‘Drug Take Back’ program box – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Police: Fairhope man linked to arson, burglary concealed cocaine, pot during booking and tried to use drugs in jail | AL.com

November 25, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – A 30-year-old Fairhope man already facing three charges related to a downtown arson, burglary investigation added to his problems last week by concealing cocaine and marijuana and attempting to use the drugs in city jail, according to police.

via Police: Fairhope man linked to arson, burglary concealed cocaine, pot during booking and tried to use drugs in jail | AL.com.

Saraland teenager in cancer remission gets holiday shopping spree | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 25, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – A 17-year-old cancer patient from Saraland received the shopping trip of his dreams from a nonprofit called Magic Moments at the Spanish Fort Bass Pro Shop today.  With proud parents by his side, Michael Ables picked out a brand new crossbow, hats, gloves, boots and other hunting gear. Magic Moments is an organization that provides non-medical wishes to critically ill children and teens in Alabama. The Bass Pro Shop also kicked in a 10% discount so Michael could have everything on his wishlist.


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Perdido Beach Resort collecting Toys for Tots

November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – It’s that time of the season and the Perdido Beach Resort is sponsoring a popular holiday program that gives brand new toys to children in need. From now until Dec. 13 Perdido Beach Resort will be accepting donations of toys and cash for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

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Business chamber plans monthlong ‘Shop Small’ campaign – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 24, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — As Thanksgiving approaches, shopaholics everywhere grow anxious for the infamous Black Friday deals. Many stores open Thanksgiving afternoon, and in the wee hours of Friday morning to offer dedicated shoppers discounts on popular Christmas gift items. From electronics to must-have toys, retailers and buyers, alike, are amping up for this event.

via Business chamber plans monthlong ‘Shop Small’ campaign – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Skimboarders take their skills to Perdido Pass in Orange Beach for competition | AL.com

November 24, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Dozens of the area’s best skimboarders gathered at Perdido Pass on Saturday for the annual Bama Jama, a skimboarding competition organized by Blonde John’s Surf and Skate in Gulf Shores. The weather held up long enough for competitors to barrel through some good waves pushing through the inlet.

via Skimboarders take their skills to Perdido Pass in Orange Beach for competition | AL.com.

Beware of jury duty phone scam

November 24, 2014

A nationwide phone scam involving a caller demanding money from residents for missing jury duty has reached Santa Rosa County, according to Clerk of Court Don Spencer. Spencer warns residents to not comply with the caller’s requests and to hang up immediately.

via Beware of jury duty phone scam.

Holiday shopping head start in Fairhope | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 24, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – Rain didn’t dampen the holiday spirit in Fairhope today. Shoppers got a head start on Christmas gifts during the 55th annual Christmas open house. The rain tapered off before noon and the sun peaked through the clouds just in time for the annual event. Businesses throughout Fairhope opened their doors this Sunday for a special holiday treat.

via Holiday shopping head start in Fairhope | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe

November 23, 2014

UPDATE: 83-year-old Preston White was found safe Saturday night in Andalusia, Alabama. White went missing around 1:00 a.m. Saturday as he was following an ambulance carrying his wife to the hospital. Although he was found unharmed, police transported him to a medical facility to get checked out.

via UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe.

$3.6 million on restoration study for Dauphin Island | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 23, 2014

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WALA) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved $9.6 million from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for Alabama conservation projects including $3.6 million to be spent on a feasibility study on restoring Dauphin Island. The Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund is made up of plea money from BP and Transocean after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.


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Immigration Close to Home – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

November 22, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) President Obama has unveiled his plan for the nearly five million undocumented immigrants in this country. Some people hope the move is a step closer to becoming American citizens. Parents who may have come here illegally but have American born children now may have a chance to become U.S. Citizens themselves. “Its just as common. Its very common is what it is,” said Father Paul Zoghby of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Foley.

via Immigration Close to Home – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

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