When Flora-Bama musician Jimmy Louis first proposed the idea of Mullet Toss 30 years ago, he probably didn’t imagine it would grow into an event that would draw tens of thousands of people (and millions of dollars) every year to the beaches on the Alabama-Florida state line.
GULF SH0RES — One of the fastest growing markets on Pleasure Island is the business of sports as evidenced by the yearlong schedule of events brought to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and managed by the tourism board’s Sports Commission.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Students from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach gathered at the field at Gulf Shores High School for the high school’s 2nd annual Earth Day Extravaganza. Students from grade four to the twelfth grade listened to naturalists and representatives from Gulf State Park, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
FOLEY, Alabama – They came to say goodbye and to honor the life of a man whose life was cut tragically short. About 75 people attended a memorial service for Ronald Ealey. Ealey’s family and friends gathered in a quiet pasture behind the Chevron station on County Road 65 where Ealey used to work.
via Emotional Memorial Service Held For Foley Accident Victim.
Purpose, a value most search a lifetime to find, serves as a lifeline for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach volleyball coach Shawn Weaver, a local force behind the upcoming American Volleyball Coaches Association’s (AVCA) Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships on May 2-4.
“There’s no such thing as no one can make it through college,” says Jerald Johnson, owner of Emerald Coast Memorabilia and UA Grads, a mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The City of Fairhope will once again be partnering with coaches from Fairhope High School to offer summer activities for children in Fairhope. Camp will be at Volanta Park and the Fairhope Municipal Pool from 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. each day beginning the week of June 2. Camp will run through the week of July 28, ending on August 1.
FOLEY, Ala. — The Forward City is one step closer to establishing its first dog park, The city of Foley held a public-involvement meeting Thursday evening at City Hall to gather input on the pending project, with several canine enthusiast weighing in.
Alabama Department of Transportation contractors will be completing utility work near Little Lagoon Pass between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. During this time, there will be a temporary water disruption for residents of Sand Dune Drive and Gulf Court.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama — The Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 anyone can bring pills for disposal to various drop off locations.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — After a nearly hour long debate during a work session Tuesday, the Baldwin County Commission decided not to take a portion of the money earmarked for mental health care in the county to fund a probation officer’s salary.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – Sarah Palin, one of the biggest draws in Republican politics, will speak Friday at The Wharf.
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Local farmers are struggling to produce a good strawberry crop this year. After a harsh winter the plants died, and then they were flushed out from all the rain we’ve has been getting.
On a day like this, it’s hard to believe just four years ago Alabama’s beaches were in the middle of the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Back then, Al Keahl was on the front lines of the the BP oil spill clean up in the Vessels of Opportunity program. “Set the booms, picked up the booms, packaged the soggy booms and stowed them aboard.”
via Are Health Issues Connected to BP Oil Spill?.
What is the big concern Baldwin County Superintendent Dr. Alan Lee said he’s hearing at the community meetings he’s been holding? He talked about that at an economic development meeting Tuesday afternoon in Daphne.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – High school students in grades 9-12 at Fairhope High School learned about the field of broadcast journalism from FOX10 News reporter Michael Brannon on Tuesday, April 22.
It was standing room only inside the Foley Civic Center City Council Chambers as parents, students and community leaders came together for a town hall meeting. The event was sponsored by the Baldwin County Community Alliance (BCCA).
MOBILE, Ala. WPMI The Alabama Seafood Summit kicked off Tuesday night at the Mobile Convention Center. Participants included fishermen, charter boat captains, processors and restaurant owners.
From Texas to Florida, the number of oysters harvested in the Gulf is at one of the lowest on record. Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, oyster industry experts have no answers on the cause of the steep decline; especially on public grounds relied upon by commercial fishermen.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Dozens of people packed the community space at Orange Beach United Methodist Church Monday night. Folks knew it was the last public meeting to discuss the possibility of the city breaking away and forming its own school system.