ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Less than a week after a pedestrian was hit near the Tidewater Condos, Orange Beach Police said Kathy Jones was hit and killed just west of Live Bait. “Ms. Jones had recently been in the hospital for a blood clot in her leg. It’s possible that she was not moving as quickly across the road as one might that had not encountered that situation. That’s information that we’d gotten from the family,” Lt. Steve Brown said.
via Orange Beach Police name victim in pedestrian death | FOX10 News – Mobile
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores Police need help identifying this burglary suspect from a burglary at a business during the weekend. If you have any information please call 251-968-1195.
The burglarized business was the Dippin Dots ice cream shop.
via Police seek help identifying burglary suspect – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
The calendar may not say it but the beaches are already starting show it. The summer season is coming to a close. A hand full of beach goers claim their spot on the sand for one of the last days of the summer season. ”We would rather be here than anywhere,” says Randy Carmichael from Birmingham. “This is my favorite place.”
via Summer Season Coming to a Close
TENSAW, Alabama — The 2014 Living History and Reenactment weekend will be held at Fort Mims. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30-31. The Saturday opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. with the raising of the 15-star ‘period correct’ flag.
via Fort Mims to host 2014 living history and reenactment Aug. 30-31 | AL.com.
Kristie Wheeles was hanging out with some friends on Orange Beach, one night, when she found something. “I just kind of felt down in the sand and found it,” Wheeles said. That was back in 2003; 10 years ago! But somehow, the ring managed to stay put despite several major storms along the gulf coast. It’s not been easy finding the owner either…even though Wheels knew his name.
via Class ring lost 10 years ago returned | FOX10 News – Mobile.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The buzz around Orange Beach is a nice hum as Labor Day approaches. Congratulations to Annette Mitchell, Orange Beach’s newest council person. Don’t forget that Flipper’s at Bear Point Marina has snow cones that have Eddie Boy’s homemade ice cream in the bottom, just like on the North Shore of Oahu.
via Orange Beach Buzzz – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – Gulf State Park officials are working toward opening a new lakeside dog park and a fundraising event is in the works. The park will host Paws in the Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Gulf State Park Lake Shelby Picnic Area, where the new dog-friendly area will be located, next to the Hummingbird Zipline, just off the beach highway.
via New dog beach park pursued at Gulf State Park; fundraiser set Sept. 20 | AL.com.
A woman has been sentenced to five years probation for credit card theft in Foley. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced Friday that 34-year-old Stephanie Holliefield received that sentence, as well as the order to pay $2,406.96 in restitution. “Mrs. Hollifield pled guilty on May 15, 2014, to unlawfully using the credit cards she stole from the home of her employer,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
via Woman gets probation for credit card thefts – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
FOLEY, Ala. — As of next week, the North Foley Visitors Center will be no more. City of Foley Leisure Tourism Marketing Director LaDonna Hinesley has announced that the city’s Downtown Visitors Center, located on Alabama Highway 59, will now house the marketing and visitors’ staff.
via North Foley welcome center to close – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — How do you see Fairhope in the next five years? What opportunities do you see for Fairhope in the next five years? What are some things that threaten to take away Fairhope’s charm? If these are questions that you want to explore with City leaders and others from our community, please plan to attend a meeting on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fairhope Public Library.
via Public meeting on Fairhope’s future is Thursday – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon should not have to testify at a hearing this week because the defense can’t justify its “extraordinary demand to call the county’s chief prosecutor as a defense witness,” according to a motion.
via Motion: Defense can’t justify calling District Attorney Hallie Dixon to testify | AL.com.
The eyes of America have been glued to illegal immigration lately, with stories of immigrant children possibly being housed in Alabama and President Obama expected to grant executive amnesty to five million illegal immigrants by the end of the summer. That’s why News 5 viewers reacted the way they did when they sent us this picture of what they believed to be illegal immigrants being bused in to the Daphne civic center parking lot.
via Are Illegal Immigrants Being Bused To Daphne?
The snapper stocks are stronger than they’ve ever been in history. Everybody who studies them and gets out on the water knows that. It’s primarily because of all the habitat that’s been created since the 1940s — all the oil platforms along the Louisiana and Texas coasts as well as the artificial reefs. In Alabama, for instance, we have 17,000 artificial reefs off our coast that probably hold 20 to 25 million pounds of snapper, so the stocks are stronger than they’ve ever been in history.
via Gulf fishing authority says red-snapper fix is easy | NOLA.com.
DAPHNE, Alabama – Daniel Lyndall has been named general manager of Daphne Utilities where he has served as assistant general manager since 2006. He replaces Rob McElroy who will be leaving the utility at the end of August to take a position with Algae Systems.
via Daphne Utilities names new general manager | AL.com.
MOBILE, Alabama – Jo Bonner’s unexpected resignation from Congress last year resulted in a boon to one particular group – his fellow politicians. Bonner, R-Mobile, left office in August 2013 to take a job as vice chancellor of the University of Alabama System.
via Check out the politicians who benefited from ex-Congressman Bonner’s leftover campaign cash | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — City safety officials have confirmed the death of a pedestrian struck by a minivan taxi on Perdido Beach Boulevard, the latest in a long string of casualties on that highway from car-on-pedestrian accidents.
via Pedestrian struck and killed on Beach Boulevard – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) One of the busiest stretches of roadway in Orange Beach has proven itself to be dangerous for pedestrians. A fatal accident on Perdido Beach Boulevard on Saturday morning left one woman dead and several people in the city calling for a change along the roadway.
via O.B. Pedestrian Death Spurs Safety Concerns – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Hundreds of people lined the beach Cotton Bayou public beach to catch the mighty power boats of Thunder on the Gulf on Friday afternoon.
via Mighty power boats of Thunder on the Gulf roar across calm waters | AL.com.
Bonner, a Republican who was serving his sixth term in the House of Representatives, had more than $125,000 in his campaign account when he announced in May of last year that he would resign from office to take a job with the University of Alabama System. Afterward, the campaign slowly spent that money, spending cash on bills, plane trips, tickets and restaurant meals.
via Months after Congressman Bonner left office, campaign fund continued to dole out cash | AL.com.
The next phone call you get in Baldwin County could be from the school system. “There is a survey going on to help us answer the question, do you know about this growth and that it will cost a lot of money and how would you say we should finance the growth,” says system spokesman Terry Wilhite.
via Baldwin School Survey on Growth
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – A vote to determine the future of education in the city is just four weeks away and the push is on between tax increase opponents and supporters of an independent school system. At the heart of the issue is a Sept. 23 referendum where voters will decide on a 5-mill property tax hike.
via Rumors, debate heating up as Orange Beach school split vote nears; community meeting set Tuesday | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – The big boats were racing just off the beach on Friday, Aug. 22 in Orange Beach.
via Thunder on the Gulf in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Home.
GULF COAST (WALA) – Thunder on the Gulf is finishing its first day along the Gulf Coast. Friday’s races were in Orange Beach. Saturday’s takes place in Pensacola. Organizers said the event attracts plenty of visitors and also takes plenty of preparation.
via The sounds of Thunder on the Gulf | FOX10 News – Mobile
SPANISH FORT, Alabama — Joel Nobles of Daphne killed his first alligator Friday night at the Mobile-Tensaw Delta’s 9th gator hunt – and then it came back to life. After the hunter shot the gator with a bang stick, it turned out gators can play possum.
via Daphne hunter kills his first gator after ‘he came back to life on us’ | AL.com.
SPANISH FORT, Alabama — The ninth Alabama alligator season is winding down, with just one more night left for hunters to check their alligators at the south zone weigh station at the Five Rivers Delta Center in Spanish Fort.
via Alabama hunters land 20 alligators ranging from 559 to 15 pounds as season winds down | AL.com.
With the state’s alligator hunting season winding down there will be a number of folks who will suddenly find themselves with an abundance of fresh alligator meat with no clue how to cook it.
via So you snag an alligator, now what do you do with it? You cook it, naturally | AL.com.
NAS PENSACOLA — Flight students aboard NAS Pensacola got up close and personal with different aircraft they may end up working on or flying in the future. It’s part of the 479th Flying Training Group’s Career Day. ”Now we’re giving them the opportunity to come out and put their fingers on the aircraft and actually talk to the crew, to sit in the seats and look at the airplane” said Maj. Dwayne Killebrew, U.S. Air Force.
via NAS fly-in reunion – WEAR ABC Channel 3 – Top Stories.