Foley man arrested for murder in fire aftermath – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 19, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. — Foley Police have announced an arrest for Capital Murder in connection with an elderly man’s death discovered in the aftermath of a fire at his Foley home Sunday. Foley Police Chief David Wilson announced an arrest in the Murder/Arson case that occurred at 105 Monteith Circle in Foley on the evening of December 14, 2014.

via Foley man arrested for murder in fire aftermath – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Spanish Fort welcomes new council member – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 19, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. – The Spanish Fort City Council met briefly Monday evening to welcome a new member and pass a pair of resolutions. Before starting on new business, the council welcomed William “Bill” Anthony Menas to the board following his swearing in by Baldwin County Probate Judge and former mayor of Foley Tim Russell. Menas was selected by the council to step in to the vacancy left by former councilman Dennis Dismukes, whose job forced him to relocate.

via Spanish Fort welcomes new council member – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Bayside Academy announces new head of school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 19, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. – Bayside Academy announced Wednesday that it has found its next headmaster, Michael Papa, who will take the position on July 1 of 2015.Papa will replace outgoing head of school Peter Huestis, who left to take a similar position at Augusta Ga. Preparatory Day School. Ed Costello has served as the interim head of school in Huestis’ absence.

via Bayside Academy announces new head of school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Foley finalizing $2.5 million purchase of 89 acres for Sports Tourism Complex | AL.com

December 19, 2014

Of the nearly $2.6 million, $2.07 million will go to the Sports Cooperative District to purchase 62 acres for the sports fields, and $527,000 will go to the Entertainment Cooperative District to purchase 17 acres for the events center, Thompson said. Blue Collar Destinations LLC is the seller. The city’s projects are expected to be built alongside two hotels constructed by Blue Collar.

via Foley finalizing $2.5 million purchase of 89 acres for Sports Tourism Complex | AL.com.

Reward grows to almost $25K for info on dolphin killer

December 18, 2014

After a private donation Tuesday, the reward is now at almost $25,000 for the person who shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin with a metal-tipped arrow in Orange Beach, Ala. The almost $25,000 reward is the most ever offered for a dolphin death in the southeast region of the United States, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials, and underscores the public’s outrage over what many are calling a brutal act on a protected and beloved species.

via Reward grows to almost $25K for info on dolphin killer.

Recovery Council Talks RESTORE Act Projects – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

December 18, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council released a draft outline of the process it will use to select projects that will receive funds from The RESTORE Act Fund. ”I’m hoping that we will look at some more local programs especially for the folks that were impacted the most by the oil spill,” said Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon.

 

via Recovery Council Talks RESTORE Act Projects – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Elberta Council members at odds over public works projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 18, 2014

The discussion began with Councilman Jim Hamby saying that earlier this year the equipment, which is designed to address large areas lawn mowers cannot reach, was purchased with the intention of it being used in September, after the mowing season, to clear debris along the southern portion of County Road 83. However, he said, that still has not come about.

via Elberta Council members at odds over public works projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Chinese goose found impaled with arrow in Fairhope recovering at wildlife rescue center | AL.com

December 18, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – A Chinese goose found impaled with an arrow this week at the city’s main public beach is on the mend at a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation facility in Foley. Janet Ripp, director of the Coastal Wildlife Rescue and Research Center, said the arrow just missed the goose’s heart.

via Chinese goose found impaled with arrow in Fairhope recovering at wildlife rescue center | AL.com.

City adds to reward for Alabama case of dolphin killed with hunting arrow – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 17, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. —  The City of Orange Beach Tuesday night approved a resolution authorizing a $3,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a bottlenose dolphin found on Cotton Bayou in Orange Beach on December 6th. According to state law, $3,000 is the maximum reward that a municipality can offer.

via City adds to reward for Alabama case of dolphin killed with hunting arrow – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach Buzzz: Yolanda on the Island – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business

December 17, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The buzz in Orange Beach is humming “Away in a Manger” as the City and neighborhoods Light Up Orange Beach for Christmas.  Get out and see the lights! Orange Beach Garden Club recognizes the following residential homes: The McKays on Palmetta Drive, the Whites on Pinewood Circle, The Garris’ on Spinaker.

via Orange Beach Buzzz: Yolanda on the Island – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business.

Gulf Shores Utilities to dedicate new building on Dec. 18

December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Gulf Shores Utilities Board will celebrate the official grand opening of its new Administrative Offices and renovation of existing office building with an Open House on Thursday 1:30-4 p.m. at 1629 E. First Street, Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Board welcomes you to come meet our staff and tour our new and renovated facilities.

via Gulf Shores Utilities to dedicate new building on Dec. 18.

Robertsdale street expansion project to cost less than expected – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 17, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Bids for a project to extend Wilters Street from Highway 59 to the Baldwin Beach Express came in lower than expected, city officials said Monday. The Robertsdale City Council voted to proceed with the project at its meeting on Monday, approving the apparent low bidder, John G. Walton Construction Co. Inc. at a cost of $1,517,298.78 with construction inspections of $148,543.37 for a total cost of $1,665,042.15.

via Robertsdale street expansion project to cost less than expected – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Bob Baumhower to open upscale restaurant in old Bienville Club spot | AL.com

December 17, 2014

MOBILE, Alabama – Plans are under way by Bob Baumhower to open a pair of restaurants in downtown Mobile in one of the city’s most iconic pieces of real estate. Baumhower, owner of a string of restaurants in Alabama, will open a high-end restaurant on the 34th floor of the RSA Bank Trust Building in the space once occupied what used to be the famous Bienville Club.

via Bob Baumhower to open upscale restaurant in old Bienville Club spot | AL.com.

Two Shot In Home Invasion

December 17, 2014

A Daphne man and his uncle were shot Monday night in an apparently home invasion robbery on Friendship Road outside Daphne.  John Hill was dragged from his bed around 10:00pm and ordered by three armed men, who had kicked the door in, to give them money.


via Two Shot In Home Invasion.

Backcountry Trail lunch Friday to benefit Mary’s Shelter

December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL – (OBA) – On Dec. 19 a lunch on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail will be the site of a benefit for Mary’s Shelter. The lunch out on the trail is a way to thank the community for its support and to benefit Mary’s Shelter. It will include red beans and rice, hotdogs, sweets and sodas at $5 per person and proceeds will go to Mary’s Shelter.

via Backcountry Trail lunch Friday to benefit Mary’s Shelter.

Push for Support of Baldwin Tax Increase – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

December 16, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) Baldwin County school officials held the first of several meetings to discuss a referendum vote with residents.  The meeting centered around the needs of the Fairhope feeder pattern. ”We are right on that edge when in about three years every one of these schools will have portables everywhere,” said Robbie Owen, Baldwin County School Superintendent.

via Push for Support of Baldwin Tax Increase – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Condo in Turquoise Place sells for $1.69 million

December 15, 2014

A Tennessee couple paid $1.69 million for a four-bedroom condominium unit in Turquoise Place on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach, according to Chad Mitchell of SeaMitchell Realty in Orange Beach, who represented the buyer. The upscale Gulf-front complex includes five pools, a lazy river, two fitness centers, a spa, and each condo unit has a private Jacuzzi hot tub on the balcony.

via Southern Light fiber-optics to fill 7 floors of RSA Trustmark; investors pay $1.1M for downtown Mobile Commerce Building | AL.com.

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