October 20, 2014 — ORANGE BEACH, AL (OBA) — Sirens of the Sea Mardi Gras Krewe enjoyed a complete sell out of the 12th annual fall fundraiser – The Pirate Island Drawdown.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — Attorney General Luther Strange today announced the winners of the 2014 Alabama Safe Schools Awards of Excellence which included Orange Beach Elementary from District 1.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA)- Every minute someone attempts to take their own life in this country, 38,000 succeed each year. Several hundred people came together in Daphne Sunday to bring awareness to the problem and raise money for an organization that’s trying to make a difference.
via Suicide prevention walk held in Daphne | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.
Santa Rosa County Commission will discuss ways to prevent a non-native fish from taking over a protected reef off Navarre Beach . The reef is about 300 yards off Navarre Beach State Park. The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary, a group that places artificial snorkeling and diving reefs at Navarre Beach, wants County Commissioners approve a new policy that would allow snorkelers to harvest lionfish on the reef.
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater. Search crews did locate his boat with his belongings on board 50-miles south of St. Marks, Florida, Sunday. Missing is George Taylor, 60, from Tallahassee, Florida, who was reportedly sailing his 27-foot Catalina sailboat from St. Marks to Carrabelle Florida.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) – Campaign workers with Baldwin Co. Catholic High School are in the final phases of fundraising and could break ground as early as March 2015. Officials updated the community on the progress at an event on Sunday, and also handed out red and gray pom-poms of the school’s official colors. The proposed planning has been in progress for nearly three years with organizers stating they needed $9.5 million to make the school a reality.
October 19, 2014 – GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) – Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $10,000 to Camp Beckwith to support their 2014 renovation project. The $10,000 donation will be used to purchase new furniture for the Bayfront Center, Cumings Conference room and two cottages, build a chapel from the Chapel to the Bayfront Center and renovate a handicap bathroom. Beckwith is the Camp and Conference Center of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, located on Weeks Bay off Highway 98, in Fairhope.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — The weather couldn’t have been better for the Scarecrow Fest at the Orange Beach Arts Center on Friday afternoon. More than 100 people came out to design and decorate their own scarecrow on the lawn before the the gallery.
LOXLEY, Ala. – The Town of Loxley will be operating with a surplus of more than $400,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The Loxley Town Council voted at its regular monthly meeting Monday night to pass its annual budget with total revenues of more than $5.5 million with expenses of just under $4.5 million with added long-term debt of more than $750,000 for a projected surplus of more than $400,000 for the coming year.
A Red Hills salamander, collected from the wild in Alabama’s Red Hills near Monroeville, Ala., in 1978, just turned 36 years old. He lives alone in a small enclosure in the Cincinnati Zoo, a one-of-a-kind curiosity noteworthy both because the species is so rare in the wild, and because this particular salamander has lived longer than anyone imagined it would. When he was captured, the world had only seen one “Star Wars” movie, Jimmy Carter was president, and Ronald Reagan was considered too conservative to win national office.
Foley Police held an expo Saturday, October 18 in Aaronville Park. The expo served as an event where the department’s police services and equipment crews interacted with citizens.
10/18/14 Saturday Live Music Line-up
The keynote speaker will be Oliver North, a combat decorated U.S. Marine, a No. 1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel. Graduates will receive opening remarks from Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, Alabama Sen. Tripp Pittman and U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – It was a great fall afternoon to celebrate scarecrows at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. Hundreds showed up to build scarecrows and participate in a variety of activities or enjoy a hotdog supper.
GULF SHORES, AL — The Harvest – A Festival of Gifts sixth annual event is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, at the south campus of the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church (Winn-Dixie shopping center behind Zaxby’s).
Now that Mother Nature has graciously blessed us with cooler, drier weather, my mind needs little coaxing to skip back in time to Octobers of yore; complete with those magical orange orbs gleefully carved into haunting faces by my brothers and sister as golden showers of leaves and pine straw rained down on us.
He’s a full-time artist living on a boat — what many would call their dream lifestyle. Dustin Porta, originally from Pennsylvania, came to Fairhope partially due to a friend of his father’s, Sonny Brewer.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency Director Mitchell Sims facilitated a focus group of healthcare workers and first responders on Friday, Oct. 17 to encourage dialogue and sharing of knowledge and best practices county-wide when preparing for and responding to potential Ebola cases. While the topic was daunting, according to Sims the result is very encouraging.
BAY MINETTE – It took jurors just 20 minutes on Thursday to convict a Mobile man on sodomy and sexual abuse charges in a case involving several family members of a missing teen mom who was last seen in the Styx River area.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – First Baptist Church in Gulf Shores will host Home for the Holiday’s, a women’s luncheon and fashion show. According to a press release from the church, the guest speaker will be author Candy Wood Lindley who was awarded Clairol’s Take Charge Award in 1987 and given the Life Inspiration Award by the American Cancer Society in 1997.
Have you ever tasted a Sweet Potato Popsicle? I had the opportunity to taste one at this year’s Sweet Potato Recipe Contest held during the county fair. Each year, I am always amazed at the interesting recipes the students prepare for the contest.
STOCKTON, Ala. (WALA) – Sam is the family beagle belonging to Stockton resident, Eve Pearson. In a matter of hours Thursday night, he went from being one of three family dogs to the lone survivor after Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputies say William Scott Petty set fire to the home he shared with Pearson. “When I pull up, they’d always come to me, jump in the truck. They’re just big babies, you know, that’s it. And they didn’t come, so I knew that they was inside,” Pearson said.
via BCSO: Man admits to setting fire, destroys home and two pets | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. WPMI The school system is changing its policy when it comes to paying for school lunches. Parents will now be required to keep money in their child’s account if they want to eat.Starting Monday, if a student does not have money in their account students and parents will be put on notice. It’s all because too many were racking up credit balances.
10/17/14 Friday Live Music Line-up
October 17, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — In a round about way, those four lads from Liverpool who took the music world by storm in the 1960s are coming to the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. The 30th festival kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 6, and while the final day, Sunday, Nov. 16, won’t exactly be Beatlemania, it will have some akin to it: Fredamania. Kathy McCabe of Baltimore and part-time resident of Gulf Shores since 2004 is bringing the film she produced, “Good Ol’ Freda,” about Beatles secretary and fan club president Freda Kelly to the Gulf Coast along with the film’s star, good ol’ Freda herself.
GULF SHORES, AL – Join The Hangout for spooks and thrills and enjoy Halloween Gulf-style with The Hangout’s Terror on the Gulf Cabin Fear Haunted House and Fright Night Costume Dance Party. Each weekend through Oct. 31, The Hangout will transform into a haunted destination, and on Saturday, Oct. 25, it will throw the biggest Halloween party on the Gulf to celebrate Fright Night!
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Four months after George Bennett “Bubba” Sutton was arrested by Gulf Shores Police for an alleged shooting, he has been jailed again. This time it is felony charge of domestic violence strangulation. According to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department, Gulf Shores Police arrested the 53-year-old Monday, and he was transferred to the Baldwin County Corrections Facility in Bay Minette Wednesday.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce got togehter to host a multi-chamber after hours event on Oct. 15 at the Flora-Bama. Also included were the Pensacola Chamber, Gulf Breeze Chamber, African-American Chamber and the Santa Rosa Chamber.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The Baldwin County school system is taking a close look at all expenditures and has found a way to save about $4 million over the coming months, according to interim Superintendent Robbie Owen.
ROBERTSDALE – Tuesday night at a political forum held by Baldwin County’s Tea Party groups, Republican state senate candidate Greg Albritton took time to address recent accusations that he voted against a bill that would protect Alabama’s children from molesters and an allegation he tried to block a bill that would have created harsher punishments for people who leave children in hot cars.