Lionfish threaten protected reef off Navarre Beach – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

October 20, 2014

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.

via Lionfish threaten protected reef off Navarre Beach – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 20, 2014

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.

via Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Baldwin Co. Catholic High School Could Open in 2016 – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 20, 2014

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.

via Baldwin Co. Catholic High School Could Open in 2016 – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Holy Spirit donates $10,000 to help with Camp Beckwith renovation

October 19, 2014

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.

via Holy Spirit donates $10,000 to help with Camp Beckwith renovation.

Loxley Council passes budget with surplus – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 19, 2014

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.

via Loxley Council passes budget with surplus – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

36-year-old Alabama Red Hills salamander discovered at the Cincinnati Zoo | AL.com

October 19, 2014

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.

via 36-year-old Alabama Red Hills salamander discovered at the Cincinnati Zoo | AL.com.

Columbia Southern University to feature Oliver North at graduation

October 18, 2014

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.

via Columbia Southern University to feature Oliver North at graduation.

Baldwin EMA director encourages Ebola preparation, communication – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 18, 2014

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.

via Baldwin EMA director encourages Ebola preparation, communication – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

First Baptist Church in Gulf Shores to hold women’s luncheon and fashion show | AL.com

October 18, 2014

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.

via First Baptist Church in Gulf Shores to hold women’s luncheon and fashion show | AL.com.

BCSO: Man admits to setting fire, destroys home and two pets | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

October 18, 2014

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.

No More Credit for Baldwin School Lunches – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 18, 2014

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.

via No More Credit for Baldwin School Lunches – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Film on Beatles insider to be screened at Songwriters Festival

October 17, 2014

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.

via Film on Beatles insider to be screened at Songwriters Festival.

The Hangout’s ‘Terror on the Gulf’ to thrill this Halloween season – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 17, 2014

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!

via The Hangout’s ‘Terror on the Gulf’ to thrill this Halloween season – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Sutton arrested on domestic violence strangulation charge – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 17, 2014

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.

via Sutton arrested on domestic violence strangulation charge – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Senate candidate Greg Albritton battles claims made by opponent in recent ads – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 17, 2014

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.

via Senate candidate Greg Albritton battles claims made by opponent in recent ads – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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