One person was killed and 12 others were hurt when a Chevy S10 Blazer collided with a Baldwin County Rural Area Transportation System BRATS passenger van on the causeway in the eastbound lane. Officials said the person driving the SUV was killed in the accident. Eleven on the bus and the driver were injured.“They vary. I saw one who had a leg injury and one who had difficulty breathing. None that I saw to be life threatening,” the Spanish Fort Police Chief said.
via 1 dead, 12 injured in causeway traffic accident | FOX10 News – Mobile
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) As the City of Foley continues to push into the profitable world of sports tourism, some residents are pushing back. Especially when it comes to hosting events at the Graham Creek Natural Preserve. On Monday, July 28th, city leaders hosted a public meeting regarding the park and the residents’ concerns about using it for sporting events.
via Graham Creek Preserve Future Discussed – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — If you can’t think of anything to do in the month of August, just head east to the Flora-Bama. The iconic roadhouse “Lounge and Liquor Store” will be having pretty much a big party the entire month.
via August will be a busy month at iconic Flora-Bama – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) Special honors for the iconic Flora-Bama: the lounge and oyster bar has been listed among the 13 best beach bars in America. Bustle.com, a fashion and entertainment website geared towards women, listed the bar as a proud dive bar.
via Flora-Bama Among Top Beach Bars – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.
GULF SHORES, Ala. - The teenage swimmer who drowned at a Gulf Shores beach last week will be laid to rest Monday morning. Chaston Brown’s funeral is set for 11:00 Monday morning at Still Water Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The family has done some fundraising to help pay for his funeral, but they are still in need of funding.
via Drowning Victim to be Laid to Rest Monday.
FORT MORGAN, AL — With the three-day festival quickly approaching, organizers of the celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay are charging ahead with last- minute preparations much like Admiral David Farragut’s fleet of Union warships entering Mobile Bay.
via Fort Morgan preparing for battle this weekend – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The buzzz is quieter this week as the City of Orange Beach remembers the contributions of Councilman Al Bradley. This man gave of his service and talents unselfishly for you, me others and future generations of Orange Beach. His leadership was from a position of knowledge and understanding, and only emotional when trying to explain the magnitude of a complex situation in simple sound bites. He gave freely to all with no strings attached. He took nothing.
via Orange Beach Buzzz – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business.
GULF SHORES—The Gulf Shores High football team held a two-day youth camp on the GSHS practice fields for 6-12 year-old athletes earlier this week. The players were divided into three age groups and all worked on different aspects of the game with Dolphins head football coach Ben Blackmon, his staff and some varsity players.
via Dolphins hold youth football camp – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Sports.
Area students and their teachers will be given the unique opportunity this year to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring at the Gulf Islands National Seashore, thanks to new in-service program called Turtle T.H.I.S. The acronym stands for “Teens Helping the Seashore” and is being made possible through an $18,000 Park Stewards grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.
via National Seashore to launch teen sea turtle program.
July 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to the South Baldwin Literacy Council.
via Holy Spirit donates $2,500 to South Baldwin Literacy Council.
This year’s World-Beater All-Beach 10K is scheduled Sept. 27, beginning at 8 a.m., and as the name indicates, it will be run along Alabama’s Gulf Coast beaches.
via Registration now open for this year’s World-Beater All-Beach 10K in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The About Boating Safely classroom course will be provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10 at the Orange Beach Community Center on Aug. 9.
via Boating course in Orange Beach set for Aug. 9 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Following are dates for the new school year registration, orientations and supply pickup in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores public schools:
via Important dates for the upcoming school year kickoff on Pleasure Island – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
A common ingredient in human laxatives and in the controversial dispersants that was used to break down oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is still being found in tar balls four years later along Gulf Coast beaches including Perdido Key.
via BP oil spill dispersants still in environment.
Spanish Fort, Alabama - Those lucky enough to nab a tag to go alligator hunting in the Mobile Delta attended a mandatory training class Saturday. It took place at the 5 Rivers Delta Center.Everything from the biology of alligators, to hunting techniques, to safety was taught in the two hour long class. Because many hunters are not from the Mobile/Baldwin County area, game wardens stressed the important of safety at the training classes.
via Gator Hunters Go Back to School Before Hunt
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) The funeral for 15-year-old Marli McManus, who died in a plane crash Wednesday, will be held Monday at 8 a.m. at Pensacola’s Naval Air Station’s All Faiths Chapel. McManus and her uncle, 67-year-old Dean Legidakes, were killed when the plane Legidakes was piloting went down in a swampy area in Lillian. Officials say Legidakes had flown with a nephew and successfully landed earlier in the day.
via Funeral Set for Monday for Plane Crash Victim – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.
ORANGE BEACH — A sometimes sad, a sometimes funny, but always reverent and appreciative memorial service allowed family and fellow Orange Beach residents to say goodbye to Councilman Al Bradley. On Friday, July 25, the group began gathering at noon to greet family members and the memorial service started at 1 p.m. at Orange Beach United Methodist Church on Canal Road in east Orange Beach.
via Al Bradley remembered for his ‘servant’s heart’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The About Boating Safely classroom course will be provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10 at the Orange Beach Community Center on Aug. 9. Upon completion of this eight-hour boat safety course you will receive a boating safety education certificate that satisfies the Alabama requirements for a boating license.
via Boating course in Orange Beach set for Aug. 9 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) The Baldwin County Health Department is reporting two confirmed cases of patients being treated for the Vibrio vulnificus illness also known as the “flesh eating bacteria.” One of those cases is being treated at the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley. The victim’s wife, JoAnn Buck, say it all started with a serving of a dozen raw oysters. It’s a well-known fact that the Vibrio bacteria thrives in warmer waters.
via Two Baldwin Co. Cases of Flesh Eating Bacteria – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.
Many Alabamians may find it hard to believe that July 15th of this year marked four years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was capped in the Gulf of Mexico. Countless Alabamians were impacted by the spill which dumped nearly five million barrels of oil into coastal waters.
via Address flood insurance and the environment with RESTORE Act funding: opinion | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – County sheriffs in Alabama meet as a group just twice a year, and that means there’s always a lot to talk about. “One of the things I’m very proud of is the Sheriff’s Association now is doing more training, not only with the sheriffs, but also with the sheriff’s office employees than we’ve ever done before,” Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack said.
via Orange Beach hosts Alabama Sheriff’s Conference | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — The Gulf Adventure Center has started a social media campaign centered around the funny faces people make as their zip line ride is about to end. The center is going to feature a “brake face,” each Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on its Facebook and Instagram pages. The campaign is called “Braking Bad.”
via ‘Brake Face’: The face you make while zip lining | AL.com.
Earlier this month, GMA asked its viewers to choose their favorite place in America. With an overwhelming response, entries where sent in from all across the country with the five finalists being Acadia National Park, Chicago’s Lakefront, Glacier National Park, Gulf Shores and Lake Tahoe. The final results, announced during a live broadcast in the park, placed Acadia National Park as number one.
via The Travel Guy with Bill Burke | Boston Herald.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. — Blakeley State Park conducts its next boat tour of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta and the maritime activities of the Alabama state docks and Port of Mobile on Aug. 2. The three-hour tour aboard the Delta Explorer departs the Blakeley State Park dock on the Tensaw River at 9:30 a.m. returning at 12:30 p.m.
via Tour the delta by boat Aug. 2 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
MOBILE, Ala. – A Robertsdale man indicted along with seven co-defendants, charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to one year and one day in prison. Donald Eugene Wilson, 42, of Patterson Road in Robertsdale, was indicted in July of 2013 along with seven co-defendants.
via Robertsdale man convicted in conspiracy to manufacture meth – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
FOLEY, Alabama – Working to address community concerns about the future of the 484-acre Graham Creek Nature Preserve, Foley is opening its door for the public to learn more about the park and the city’s vision for it.
via Foley at crossroads with Graham Creek Preserve as some residents oppose heavy use of park | AL.com.
FOLEY, Alabama – Foley recently welcomed Chad Christian to the position of city engineer. Christian came to Foley from the city of Tuscaloosa, where he worked for 15 years as drainage engineer.
via Foley hires new city engineer from Tuscaloosa | AL.com.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A man accused of attacking and robbing a teacher outside a Foley pizza business last year has been indicted on a robbery charge. Andrew Knight, 31, is suspected of mugging Foley Middle School teacher Pat Givens on Sept. 29, 2013, while she was outside of Papa Murphy’s on Alabama 59. Givens’ purse was taken from her, the Foley Police Department said.
via Man accused of attacking Foley teacher indicted | AL.com.