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ORANGE BEACH, AL – The Coastal Business Chamber of Alabama monthly After Hours was at Live Bait Too in Orange Beach on Oct. 23. The social included a buffet and door prizes and a cake to celebrate the completion of the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – The Gulf Restoration Network, an environmental group based in New Orleans, has filed a law suit seeking to block the use of $58 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery funds to construct a hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. The group claims that the Natural Resources Damage Assessment process is intended to repair damage resulting from the 2010 oil spill, and that rebuilding a conference center destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 does not qualify.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – Faced with a choice between Afghanistan and Orange Beach, Lt. Col. Oliver North (USMC, ret.) chose the beach over the mountains. North, now a best-selling author and host of the Fox News show “War Stories,” was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Columbia Southern University graduation ceremony, held Friday at the Orange Beach Event Center.
SILVERHILL, Ala. — Drugs were found at the Silverhill Council meeting Monday night. No arrests were made. In fact, the drugs were supplied by the Silverhill Police Department. The small amount of marijuana was part of a demonstration put on by Officer Jeff Michael and his canine partner Marley, a 4 ½-year-old Lab that was purchased by the town in July.
ELBERTA, Ala. — The better part of Tuesday’s Elberta Town Council Workshop was taken up by former town clerk Sandy Germany’s questioning of the town’s proposed 2014-2015 budget. “I don’t leave this town high and dry,” she told the Council. “I’m worried about us.”
ROBERTSALE, Ala. — The Robertsdale City Council approved raises for the next mayor and council and put in place continuing education incentives and a provision for annual raises at its meeting Monday morning at Robertsdale City Hall.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama - Matthew Murray says he’s lucky to be alive. Four weeks ago, Murray got violently ill after a missionary trip in East Africa. The British missionary started feeling bad while he was working here in Baldwin County on a fundraising project for One-By-One, a non-profit, faith-based organization that helps orphaned children in Kenya.
“It is very serious to me. Yes, I understand the dogs killed their cat. Yes, I’m sorry for that.” LaTasha Whitehead only has one dog now. Deputies shot and killed her other two after she says they got out of her yard and headed to a neighbors home.
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ELBERTA, Ala. (WALA) -Flo Thompson could be anywhere on this sunny Friday afternoon, but for the eighth year in a row, she has set up her “Fancy Threads” cart at her normal spot: in lots 14 and 15. “We do the National Shrimp Festival, we do this one twice a year and we do the Loxley Strawberry Festival,” Thompson said.
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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – A decade after its original approval, a 108-unit apartment complex with a revamped design received another green light from the City Council this week. First approved in 2004, the Wolf Bay Village planned unit development included a commercial shopping center fronting Canal Road, just west of Cosmo’s, and 27 four-plex buildings with 108 units backing up to the West Perdido Avenue neighborhood on its north side.
BIRMINGHAM – An environmental group filed suit Thursday to block a decision that would let Alabama use nearly $60 million in Gulf oil spill funds to build a beachfront convention center. The Gulf Restoration Network sued the Interior Department and other federal agencies in Washington claiming the money should go to restore wetlands and other parts of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, not construct a resort.
MOBILE, Alabama — The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved an amendment splitting the red snapper recreational sector into two components. With the 10-7 vote, council members approved Amendment 40 – Sector Separation that for 2015 creates new for-hire and private components under the recreational sector umbrella.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — National Shrimp Festival Fine Arts Chairmen Lee Kramer and Ron Arnold presented this year’s youth art winners with top awards on Wednesday. Alice Yu won top honors. On behalf of the Annual National Shrimp Festival and the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, the Fine Arts competition presented Luba Goldman of Gulf Shores High School the 2nd place ribbon in the Youth for Art competition.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A former Mobile police officer charged with manslaughter and DUI in a fatal accident no longer has to wear GPS and alcohol monitors and submit to random drug tests. Vicky Johnston, 53, of Satsuma, is charged in the July 5 death of Linda Rutherford, 65, of Calera.
FOLEY, Ala. — According to Foley Mayor John Koniar, progress on construction of the Blue Collar Country entertainment destination is proceeding slowly. Koniar gave that update Wednesday during his State of the City Address at the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lunch Series in Foley Civic Center.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Baldwin Youth Services held a ribbon cutting with the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday for the new school at the Janice W. Hendrickson Intervention Center in Robertsdale.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama – Just before 3 p.m. Thursday, a 49-year-old woman hit the gas pedal on her vehicle and slammed into the BB&T bank on Plantation Boulevard. Neither the driver, who is from Fairhope, nor anyone in the building were injured in the incident, according to Fairhope police spokesman Sgt. Craig Sawyer.
As military action continues against the muslim terrorist group known as ISIS, in a library at Daphne High School a possible solution to the crisis from Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan.
WPMI An amendment splitting the red snapper recreational sector into two components was approved Thursday by the Gulf of Mexico Management Council. The council approved the amendment with a 10-7 vote.It would allow charter boat captains to have their own separate share of the annual catch.
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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — City officials are making good on promises to improve education despite a failed attempt at creating an independent school system through a referendum on Sept. 23. During Tuesday’s council meeting, Mayor Tony Kennon said that he and Councilman Jerry Johnson met with Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft and Councilman Jason Dyken on Monday to talk about moving forward with a new joint high school and college campus on the Foley Beach Express.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The beach chamber on Tuesday announced a December concert by R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville that will be part of this year’s Coastal Christmas holiday events schedule. Todd Edwards, who is heading up the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s holiday programs, said the event, “Christmas with Aaron Neville — A Coastal Christmas Concert,” will be Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) The Baldwin County School Board held a special meeting to officially approve the posting for a new superintendent. The position has now been posted.
Numerous lawsuits followed, and Bank of America in 2010 obtained a $10.2 million judgment against him in connection with a Gulf Shores, Alabama, development.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — On Oct. 18 St. John’s Episcopal Church hosted a benefit for Kena Spivey at the PZK Hall in Robertsdale. “We can’t say enough how appreciative we are for everything people have done for us,” said Kena’s mother Dawn Spivey. “From the littlest thing on up it has been enough to make what we’re going through more bearable.”
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – It was a packed house on Thursday at the October meeting of the Baldwin County Association of Realtors in Robertsdale. Longtime BCAR Executive Vice President Martha Taylor received a standing ovation from the crowd in honor of her more than three-decade service to the association.
Jenny Hewett Smith’s transition from Cape Town, South Africa to Daphne was not just life changing, but eye opening. Her father was a preacher and pioneered churches. “He started churches, so when he planted one and it was up and functioning, we moved to another spot,” Smith says. “We moved around South Africa a lot.”
When a woman decides she has had enough of alcohol or drug addiction, she needs a support system to help her through the tough days of getting clean following initial detox. The Refuge in Robertsdale comes to the rescue. Formerly Saving Grace Home for Women, the newly reopened facility for women with addiction offers a comfortable, Christian-based environment where she can work out problems with caring, licensed counselors, program assistants 24/7 and volunteers.