Kennon disappointed Orange Beach not included in high school talks

April 17, 2014

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said he was made aware of details of the plan on Monday, but was disappointed he or other OrangeB each officials weren’t in on the talks or planning for a new facility.

“I don’t know how to comment because we were not included in the discussion about the so-called Orange Beach-Gulf Shores High School,” Kennon said. “We were not involved in the planning. Supposedly it’s been going on for two years, as he said. It’s amazing that they kept it away from us for two years.”

via Gulf Shores announces plan for innovative new island high school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

L.A. Gumbo Festival Returns to The Wharf – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 17, 2014

Orange Beach, AL —  The Wharf is hosting the 2014 L.A. Gumbo Festival that will take place on Main Street at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. on Mother’s Day weekend. Kicking off the weekend will be the Gumbo on the Gulf VIP Reception at Heron Pointe at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9 with celebrity Chefs  cooking up their best gumbo recipes.

via L.A. Gumbo Festival Returns to The Wharf – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Milton man and cousin hook monster mako off Gulf Coast beach | Pensacola News Journal | pnj.com

April 17, 2014

A Milton man and land-based shark fisherman believes he and his cousin may have reeled in their latest world record catch last night. Earnie Polk, 43, claims he and Joey Polk caught an 11-foot-long, 805-pound shortfin mako shark off of a Gulf Coast beach last night. He said they hooked the shark at about 10:30 p.m., and it took about an hour to bring the beast to shore.

via Milton man and cousin hook monster mako off Gulf Coast beach | Pensacola News Journal | pnj.com.

State parks schedule filled to the brim for 2014 – OBA.us.com

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 – Montgomery, AL – If you want to see what a busy schedule looks like, go to www.alapark.com and check out what’s happening at Alabama State Parks this spring. “We just had the ShrimpFest at Gulf State Park, and it was a huge success,” said State Parks Director Greg Lein. “There were more than 2,000 people who came out and participated.”

via State parks schedule filled to the brim for 2014 – Orange Beach Community Website.

Heavy rains cause more sewage overflows in Robertsdale – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 16, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Heavy rainfall on Monday resulted in three separate sewage overflows in the city of Robertsdale. According to releases issued by the Baldwin County Health Department, the city reported overflow at the lift station located at 22891 College St., resulting in between 100,000 and 1 million gallons being discharged into Rock Creek.

via Heavy rains cause more sewage overflows in Robertsdale – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Baldwin County deputies plea for disability insurance turned down | AL.com

April 16, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Baldwin County Deputy Sgt. Benjamin Burke doesn’t believe his duty as a law enforcement officer ends when he takes off his badge and gun. ”When I go home, I’m still a deputy sheriff,” he said. “I still have to act in that capacity. I still have to act when I see something whether I am wearing my flip flops and my shorts headed to the beach or whether I am wearing my badge and in my patrol car.”

via Baldwin County deputies plea for disability insurance turned down | AL.com.

Flood Waters and Rescued Goats in Baldwin

April 16, 2014

As water rose overnight looking for a dry spot was harder for some than others. “The property hasn’t done this since Hurricane Ivan,” says Silverhill Police Chief Kim Wasden. In Silverhill, a call for help as dozens of goats were left stranded in a flooded field some up to their necks in water. Their owner is hospitalized in Georgia.


via Flood Waters and Rescued Goats in Baldwin.

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