November 26, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – More than 50 festive floats will do their best to light up Gulf Shores on Friday, Dec. 5 as the City hosts its Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration, but there’s little doubt the brightest star power will be beaming from the celebrity judges grandstand. The City has announced American model, beauty pageant queen, and television personality Katherine Webb-McCarron, reigning Miss Alabama 2014, Caitlin Brunell, and South Alabama Head Football Coach Joey Jones will reign over this year’s parade as celebrity judges.
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November 26, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Wharf is bringing cheer with a full season of holiday events and activities. Real ice is back at The Wharf and better than ever! Located in Palm Plaza, the larger rink is the center of all Winter Wonderland activities this season at The Wharf.
Results of a third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program released Tuesday (Nov. 25) by claims administrator Patrick Juneau show the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit concluded the program is “well-designed and appropriate” and made no major recommendations for improvement.
A Bay Minette man linked to an armed robbery at Lillian Pharmacy and a theft at Tanger Outlets in Foley last week was arrested in Montgomery County, Mississippi, after a high-speed chase on Monday afternoon. According to U.S. Marshals Service inspector Hugh McClendon with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, William “Jake” McMillan, 27, committed an armed robbery in Choctaw County and a high-speed chase ensued.
A federal appeals court upheld the 15-year prison sentence for a Michigan man who filed a false claim for losses in BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the National Law Journal reports.
FOLEY, Ala. — Plans for a Foley Fire Station in the GlenLakes subdivisions continue to move forward. Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby announced Tuesday that work on the site began this week.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) We are heading into what is considered the busiest season for house fires. Not the best time for fire departments to be short staffed. All fire departments in Baldwin County operate with the help of volunteers. Some rely solely on these unpaid heroes.
via Volunteer Firefighters Needed – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.
SUMMERDALE, Ala. — A 19-year-old Silverhill man is in Baldwin County Jail on charges of felony rape and possession of child porn. Devin Dante Doyle was booked into the county detention center Tuesday morning, according to jail records. He is charged with single counts of felony rape (2nd Degree), Possession of Child Pornography and Transmission of Obscene Material to a Child.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama – For Dr. Barry Booth, Tuesday’s breakfast celebration at John F. Rhodes Civic Center was an opportunity to give thanks for those who supported a mission he led in offering World War II veterans opportunities to visit Washington, D.C. Booth, an Eastern Shore dentist, helped organize and lead the Honor Flight South Alabama mission, which provided from 2008-2013, a day-long tour for the veterans to military sites including the World War II memorial, dedicated in 2004.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama – Christmas could be coming early for nine of Baldwin County’s top directors, after the County Commission Tuesday agreed to across-the-board salary increases. The recommendation, which equates to about an 8 percent boost over their December 2013 salaries, will be voted on by the commission during its Dec. 2 meeting.
It’s as big as Great Smoky Mountains national park, it’s one of the wildest places in America, and it’s right at our doorstep. The Mobile River Delta is a fascinating place that few of us have explored. I recently went into the Delta, and would like to take you along. Here’s the first of a three-part series, Exploring the Delta.
via Exploring the Mobile River Delta: Part 1.
People who don’t have a home or those who are far away from home will have a place to eat a Thanksgiving meal in Mobile for the fifth year in a row. Ransom Café, a donation-only restaurant serving Mobile and Baldwin counties, will serve a traditional Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all six of its locations on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.
via Ransom Cafe’s 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day Meal | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.
People on Pensacola Beach found a whale that had beached itself near the Margaritaville hotel this week.It’s the second whale that’s been beached on Pensacola Beach this year
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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.
GULF SHORES, AL — Reporter Jessica Jones sat down with Joanie Flynn, vice president of marketing for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism to talk about the new Welcome Center the tourist agency is building on Alabama 59.
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.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – Gulf Shores United Methodist Church will celebrate the many moods of Christmas with its annual Holiday Concert. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the church located at 1900 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
FOLEY, Alabama – Prompted by a recent inquiry into opening an adult store on one of the city’s main highways, the council is moving to further limit the locations where “sexually oriented businesses” can open.
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.
via Foley PD preps for waves of holiday shoppers.
LILLIAN, Ala. — A Bay Minette man suspected in the alleged armed robbery of a local drug store is the focus of a manhunt today. An arrest warrant is active for William McMillan in the robbery of prescription drugs with a potential street value of $50,000.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. — Baldwin County Revenue Commissioner Teddy Faust is warning new home buyers and long time property owners of a scheme to separate them from their money.
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.
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.
MONTROSE, Alabama – A small Baldwin County garden club in existence since the 1940s, wants to raise enough money to dedicate a section of Scenic Route 98 to military veterans.
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.
via Saraland teenager in cancer remission gets holiday shopping spree | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.
11/24/14 Monday Live Music Line-up
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.
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.