8/29/14 Friday Live Music Line-up
Baldwin County Engineer Cal Markert isn’t sure the Labor Day holiday weekend will mean lots of traffic for the Baldwin Beach Express. Markert said the new four-lane highway is showing up on Google maps, but other companies have been slow to put the road on their mapping systems.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – While it’s too early to call the 2014 tourism season another record-breaker, all revenue arrows are pointing that way as Labor Day weekend brings the summer to a close. A new high for sales and lodging tax collections would mark the fourth straight for Alabama’s coast.
August 29, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Trident Aircraft located at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores has donated a “flightseeing” tour to the silent auction at the Gulf Shores Woman’s Club Charity Style Show and Luncheon. This is just one of many beguiling items to bid on. For example, two nights at the Caribe, golf at Craft Farms, a class with the brewmaster at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola and rides in the Christmas and Mardi Gras parades with the fire and police departments.
DAPHNE, Ala. — Bayside Academy will host an “Admissions Matters” College Admissions Forum for parents and students (grades 7-12) in Mobile and Baldwin County on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. on its Daphne campus, located at 303 Dryer Ave.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — A 26-year-old Foley woman was booked back into Baldwin County jail Wednesday evening, facing a host of previous charges including felony burglary, property theft and credit card fraud. The latest arrest and booking was on a bond forfeiture, according to Baldwin Sheriff’s Office sources.
People who attended the Kenny Chesney concert noticed something odd in the sky. That includes Kenny Chesney himself, who couldn’t help but smile at the flying robot hovering towards his face.
via Drones Taking Off on Gulf Coast.
SUMMERDALE, Alabama - The fastest way to the beach this holiday weekend could cost you if you’re not careful. Police officers in Loxley, Robertsdale and Summerdale will be patrolling the Baldwin Beach Express. Officers will enforce the posted 55 mph speed limit and all other traffic laws.
via Holiday Police Patrols On Baldwin Beach Express.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – After weeks of discussions and concessions from county departments, the Baldwin County Commission said Thursday, August 28 they have a balanced budget for next year. Commissioners said it’s meant sacrifices in some areas but good news for county workers. “It looks like today we are where we need to be to have a balanced budget,” said Baldwin County Commission Budget Chairman Chris Elliott.
via Baldwin County Commission close to passing budget | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – Families are flocking to the beaches for yet another big holiday weekend. This summer may reach record breaking numbers of travelers in coastal Alabama. The Magees came from Texas to enjoy Labor Day weekend. The whole family packed up their bags to see Ruth Schenaenberger and her husband in Gulf Shores.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) It’s been six months since the kick off for the capital campaign for a new Catholic high school in Baldwin County. Visualize a $9.5 million high school with an enrollment of 600, and already more than half the money needed is promised. ”The end of October we really need to have the pledges in because in November we will go to the finance council,” said Mobile Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) Residents gathered to discuss and come up with a strategic five year plan for Fairhope. ”The more I have involvement from our citizens, the better we know how to grow our city, and make sure we are doing the things our community would like us to do,” said Fairhope Mayor Timothy Kant.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – With an aim of defusing rumors, defending itself and updating the public on the latest information regarding the push for an independent school system, the city hosted a community meeting Tuesday that attracted a mix of residents for and against the proposed split. About 350 people turned out for the meeting at Orange Beach Event Center. Despite a few brief but heated moments between Mayor Tony Kennon and some opposition group members, the tone of the meeting was calm.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (AMRD) today announced preliminary results of the Alabama Red Snapper Reporting Program. The program was implemented in May 2014 to better ascertain the number of recreationally caught red snapper landed in Alabama. Findings were presented to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council earlier today during its meeting in Biloxi, Miss.
For the last five years, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach has offered the After School Arts Program (ASAP) to area students for a chance to learn an art skill in a fun way after the school day. With new classes, new age groups, fewer days and a chance to be in a play in the spring, the program has a lot to offer to those interested in a variety of art types this year.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The bulls are coming back for a second go-round at the legendary Flora-Bama as Bulls on the Beach returns Sept. 11-13. “We are very blessed to be returning to this great venue,” said Robertsdale native Cody Harris, event creator and one its organizers. “Not everybody can host and event like this and I think it’s a big deal that during their 50th anniversary celebration, the Flora-Bama will be part of giving away a gold buckle to the winner.”
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — More than 400 cyclists are expected to ride Sept. 20-21 in the 29th Annual Tour de Beach, a cycling event benefiting the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This two-day, fully supported ride takes cyclists along scenic beach roads and through communities that dot Mobile Bay with 25, 45, or 75-mile route options each day.
Sunday: Depart Pascagoula and motor to Orange Beach, AL arriving at the Wharf Marina in the afternoon.
August 28, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – Beach-goers and locals alike are invited to spend the last unofficial weekend of summer at The Hangout to participate in fun activities, win great prizes and listen to music. Activities and games to take place all weekend long include, whiffle ball tournament, watermelon eating contest, hula hoop contest, frozen t-shirt contest, water balloon toss, whipped cream pie contest, limbo and more!
GULF SHORES, AL – Trident Aircraft located at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores has donated a “flightseeing” tour to the silent auction at the Gulf Shores Woman’s Club Charity Style Show and Luncheon.
In preparation for the 2014 Veterans Day Parade and Luncheon, the Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission is seeking nominations for the “Veteran Of The Year.”
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The Fairhope Police Department is participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) program entitled “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Using grant money made available through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), the Fairhope Police Department will use additional police patrols until the end of the Labor Day weekend.
ELBERTA, Ala. — When it’s time to deck the halls for Christmas, the town of Elberta will have some new decorations. That’s because during its regular August meeting, the Elberta Town Council agreed to allot $3,000 for the purchase of new holiday decorations.
PERDIDO KEY, Florida – “It could just be a stick,” I tell myself while floating on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico about 100 feet out from the shoreline of Perdido Key. After all, I can only see a few inches of what appeared to be a black reed, no thicker than a coffee stirrer, protruding out from the sand in about four feet of water. I stay as motionless as possible in the gentle surf, trying to make heads or tails of the situation before I decide that I’m almost certainly looking at a tail.
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A restaurant ministry which operates strictly on donations is missing approximately $1,400. Matt Armbruster, co-owner of Ransom Café, believes someone he was helping stole the money. On Monday, August 25, Armbruster said he was providing laundry services and showers along with food for people who needed it. That day, Armbruster said he was back and forth from his truck which was hooked to a 22-foot trailer and he didn’t think to lock it when he threw his backpack full of cash and checks inside.
via Victim says man stole hundreds then called to apologize | FOX10 News – Mobile.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WPMI) Baldwin County Judge Joseph Norton said he does not have the authority to disqualify District Attorney Hallie Dixon and her office from prosecuting a case. In a hearing Wednesday, Norton said even if allegations against Dixon for misusing her office were true he does not have the authority to bar her from prosecuting any case.
8/27/14 Wednesday Live Music Line-up
ORANGE BEACH — If a school system is voted in with a yes vote on a tax referendum on Sept. 23, the new system would not “opt out” of the state’s Education Foundation Program funding, a lawyer retained by the city said Tuesday. Jeremiah Mosley of Riley and Associates, a lobbying firm retained by Orange Beach, said that was never the case
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The Baldwin County school system is conducting a random phone survey of parents to gather their ideas on how the district should cope with increasing enrollment. The survey will involve 500-600 calls to parents in the 30,000-student system, said Terry Wilhite, the school system’s spokesman.
August 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Mary Lou Nicolai will begin a six-week course in watercolor at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery beginning Sept. 25 and ending Oct. 30. Her classes will be on Thursday nights from 5:30 until 8:30. Nicolai began taking art lessons at age 11 at the Adelee Wendel School of Art in Indianapolis. She later attended the John Herron Art Institute.