Holy Spirit Thirft store the presenting sponsor for Christian Service Center dinner

January 24, 2015

January 24, 2015 — GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) — For the sixth consecutive year, Holy Spirit Thrift Shop, has been named the Presenting Sponsor for the Christian Service Center’s annual Spaghetti Dinner. The spaghetti dinner is scheduled for, Feb. 23, from 4:30-7 p.m. in Building B Auditorium on Gulf Shores United Methodist Church South Campus in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center, Highway 59, Gulf Shores.

via Holy Spirit Thirft store the presenting sponsor for Christian Service Center dinner.

Gulf Shores Sportsplex hosting NCAA Division I softball tournament – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 24, 2015

GULF SHORES— The Alabama Crimson Tide and the South Alabama Jaguars will represent the state of Alabama in the first-ever NCAA Division I Sand Dollar Classic February 5-8 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. The tournament is hosted by The Fieldhouse, an indoor baseball and softball training facility in Daphne, in conjunction with the City of Gulf Shores and the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sports Commission.

via Gulf Shores Sportsplex hosting NCAA Division I softball tournament – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

A new bicycling plan for the Eastern Shore surfaces amid skepticism from motorists and government officials | AL.com

January 24, 2015

Transportation planners are charged with developing and updating bicycle and pedestrian plans on their roadways. Baldwin County’s Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization recently completed the first of its kind plan for the Daphne-Spanish Fort-Fairhope area.

via A new bicycling plan for the Eastern Shore surfaces amid skepticism from motorists and government officials | AL.com.

Health Department issues public notice on sewage spill in Robertsdale – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 24, 2015

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — According to a report from the City of Robertsdale received Friday by the Baldwin County Health Department, the lift station located at 22891 College St.  overflowed because of heavy rainfall. The estimated volume of overflow is between 10,000 and 100,000 gallons of sewage being discharged into Rock Creek.

via Health Department issues public notice on sewage spill in Robertsdale – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Reese Dismukes honored at Spanish Fort High School – FOX10 News | WALA

January 24, 2015

SPANISH FORT, AL (WALA) - Spanish Fort High School has been able to put together numerous state championships in athletics in their short history. The sport that gets the most recognition is football. Their first championship came in 2010 and a key member of that team, Reese Dismukes was honored Friday back at his old high school.

FOX10 News | WALA

via Reese Dismukes honored at Spanish Fort High School – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Coast Zoo mourns passing of Siberian tiger – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 23, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala. — The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is mourning the loss of one of they’re own today. Pepper the Siberian Tiger has passed at the age of 14. The entire Zoo staff, along with Dr. Dykes and Dr. Langston from Dykes Veterinary Clinic, has been working tirelessly to save the ailing tiger. “It was a valiant effort from our entire staff and Dykes Vet. Clinic” said Patti Hall, Director of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

via Gulf Coast Zoo mourns passing of Siberian tiger – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores Police conducting a missing juvenile investigation – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 23, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL – The family of Marissa Leigh Nichols and Gulf Shores Police Department’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate Marissa Nichols. Marissa Nichols was last seen leaving her residence on Wednesday, Jan. 7th. She has not been seen or heard from since. Her family is extremely concerned for her welfare and wishes for Marissa to return home.

via Gulf Shores Police conducting a missing juvenile investigation – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Why We Don’t Immediately Get Alerts About Runaways – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

January 23, 2015

Baldwin County, Ala. (WPMI) Investigators in Robertsdale and Gulf Shores are looking for the public’s help finding two missing teens. Sixteen-year-old Marissa Leigh Nichols was last seen in Gulf Shores on January 7th. Shelton Armstrong, also 16, was last seen on November 25th, 2014.


via Why We Don’t Immediately Get Alerts About Runaways – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

BP oil spill’s economic harm eyed on trial’s third day | News | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — A government witness in a trial to determine civil penalties against BP for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the disaster hurt a wide array of industries over a broad geographic area. Charles Mason also testified Thursday that the harm was only modestly countered by BP’s spending and investment in the region.

via BP oil spill’s economic harm eyed on trial’s third day | News | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Snowbirds win prizes in “Find it in Foley” treasure hunt – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 23, 2015

FOLEY, Ala. — Nine winter visitors won prizes for participating in the “Find It in Foley” treasure hunt, held in conjunction with the 4th annual Visit Foley Coffee on Jan. 13. The coffee is hosted each year by the city of Foley and the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce to welcome winter guests and provide them with information about things to see and do in Foley and nearby areas.

via Snowbirds win prizes in “Find it in Foley” treasure hunt – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Foley Elementary wins statewide reading contest – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 23, 2015

FOLEY, Ala — Students at Foley Elementary School recently won a statewide reading contest, but the big winner will be the school’s library. On Wednesday, school leaders were presented with a $2,000 check from the Alabama Education Association for winning the AEA’s 4th annual “Be a Champion and Read” contest in the fall.

via Foley Elementary wins statewide reading contest – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Chocolate and Champagne Fantasy event is Jan. 31 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

January 23, 2015

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – The Friends of the Fairhope Public Library’s annual Chocolate and Champagne Fantasy fundraiser is Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the library. The event will feature the theme “Winter Wonderland,” and attendees will have the opportunity to sample an array of savory hors d’oeuvres and delectable desserts together with a great selection of wine and champagne.

via Chocolate and Champagne Fantasy event is Jan. 31 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Baldwin County Association of Realtors hosts forum on millage increase – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 23, 2015

At a special meeting hosted by the Baldwin County Association of Realtors, Baldwin County Revenue Commissioner Teddy Faust and Chief Appraiser Walt Lindsey talked over 50 of the county’s realtors through the tax figures associated with the March vote on a possible 8-mill tax increase.

via Baldwin County Association of Realtors hosts forum on millage increase – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

‘We have a lot of work to do:’ Mobile, Baldwin officials evaluate ACT Plan scores | AL.com

January 23, 2015

In the Baldwin County, about 68 percent of students scored at Level 1 in math, and a combined total of 27 percent at Levels 2 and 3.In science, nearly 40 percent of Baldwin County’s students scored at Level 1; a combined total of 49 percent at Levels 2 and 3; and 11 percent at Level 4.English scores were much higher, with less than 10 percent of Baldwin County students at Level 1, a combined total of 66 percent in Levels 2 and 3, and 24 percent in Level 4.

via ‘We have a lot of work to do:’ Mobile, Baldwin officials evaluate ACT Plan scores | AL.com.

Gulf Shores High School gets grant to enhance Advanced Placement courses – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 22, 2015

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Gulf Shores High School was recently notified of a grant from the state to help expand Advanced Placement courses for students enhancing the ability to earn college credits for classes in high school. The grant from the Alabama State Department of Education is for about $100,000 and will offer training for teachers and other incentives for students and teachers both.

via Gulf Shores High School gets grant to enhance Advanced Placement courses – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Volunteers needed for Bon Secour refuge store

January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is in need of volunteers to work at its store at the refuge’s visitor center. Volunteers are needed to work 8-11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Duties include sale of shirts, caps, cards an guides. Volunteers talk with people coming into the visitors center answering questions about the refuge and turtles.

via Volunteers needed for Bon Secour refuge store.

New Dogwood Trail Court members picked – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 22, 2015

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – Six young women are ‘off to great places’ as they begin the coming year fulfilling a longstanding tradition along the Eastern Shore as members of the 2015 Dogwood Trail Court. At the 55th Annual Dogwood Trail Pageant and Scholarship Program on Saturday, energetic dancing, colorful costumes and whimsical skits marked this year’s performance portion of the pageant with the Dr. Seuss theme, “Oh the Places You Will Go.”

via New Dogwood Trail Court members picked – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Repairs, renovations to Daphne fire station, shuttered for nearly a year due to mold, hit snag | AL.com

January 22, 2015

One of Daphne’s four, city-run fire stations has remained closed for nearly a year due to issues with mold and it doesn’t look like it will reopen anytime soon. Repairs and upgrades to Fire Station No. 3 on Lawson Road, next to the Lake Forest subdivision’s east gate and near Daphne High School, were expected to begin at the start of the year but a low bid came in at more than $200,000 over budget.

via Repairs, renovations to Daphne fire station, shuttered for nearly a year due to mold, hit snag | AL.com.

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