Stepped Up Manatee Protection Demanded – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

September 14, 2014

The Center for Biological Diversity’s Florida office singled out the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday for not keeping track of how new watercraft permits for thousands of boat docks, piers and boat ramps are affecting the water mammals. The group has previously sued the federal government over endangered species but declined to say whether it would do so this time.

via Stepped Up Manatee Protection Demanded – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Hooters burglary suspect sought by Gulf Shores police

September 13, 2014

September 12, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Gulf Shores Police Department needs help identifying a burglary suspect. The image at right was recovered from a burglary that occurred at Hooters in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 11. We would like to point out a couple of identifiers to help identify the suspect. He has longer blonde hair, a large ring on his right hand and was wearing flip flops.

via Hooters burglary suspect sought by Gulf Shores police.

‘Crazy Sista’ Lucy Buffett to open second LuLu’s restaurant in Destin in 2015 | AL.com

September 13, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama –  Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, owner of LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, recently announced her plan to open a second LuLu’s location in Destin in a low-key way, via Facebook. She posted: “Uh, did I forget to mention…” along with a photo of a sign at the new spot. “Keep calm and eat gumbo,” the sign reads. “Destin 2015.”

via ‘Crazy Sista’ Lucy Buffett to open second LuLu’s restaurant in Destin in 2015 | AL.com.

Rebranding Gulf Shores – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

September 13, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) It’s been about a year since the city of Gulf Shores introduced its new theme “Small Town Big Beach.” Now the city plans to add something new to catch a visitor’s eye. Its a building shaped like a shrimp boat and those who drive by hardly notice its here. Parts of it have actually been at the entrance to Gulf Shores since 1960.

via Rebranding Gulf Shores – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Spanish Fort Fire Rescue wins Life Safety Achievement Award – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 13, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. – Spanish Fort Fire Rescue was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

via Spanish Fort Fire Rescue wins Life Safety Achievement Award – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Summerdale Council is asked to support home insurance law – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 13, 2014

SUMMERDALE, Ala. — Summerdale town leaders have agreed to support state legislation that would reduce insurance premiums for Baldwin County homeowners. That commitment was made during Monday’s Town Council meeting when representatives of the Homeowners’ Hurricane Insurance Initiative approached the Council with a presentation.

via Summerdale Council is asked to support home insurance law – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Public swimming advisory issued for Spanish Cove Pier in Lillian | FOX10 News

September 13, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) advises the public that two recent successive tests of swimming water quality at the Spanish Cove Pier in Lillian were poor. Swimming in this area may lead to an increased risk of illness. Monitoring will continue and the advisory will be lifted once bacteria values fall below the Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold of 104 enterococcus organisms per 100 milliliters for marine water. The site is being retested Thursday, September 11 and the result will be available Friday afternoon, September 12.

via Public swimming advisory issued for Spanish Cove Pier in Lillian | FOX10 News.

It’s the 10-mill question in Orange Beach and nobody has an answer – yet – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 12, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL – There’s a reason nobody knows what will happen if Orange Beach residents vote for a property tax increase that will form its own school system. The funding situation it will create is unprecedented in the history of state education. One of the biggest concerns about an independent system – but certainly not the only one – is what a system with local funding so great it will not be eligible for state funding to run its system will do with the “leftover” local match money?

via It’s the 10-mill question in Orange Beach and nobody has an answer – yet – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

On the Intracoastal Waterway: Walter Marine moves the Kinta to Texas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 12, 2014

SOMEWHERE IN LOUISIANA (OR MAYBE TEXAS) – Stewart Walter and crew are piloting the tug Maranatha to Corpus Christi, Texas with the 155-foot Kinta in front and are passing the area of Galveston and Houston, Texas. Several crew members and drivers are aboard, Stewart being one of the drivers and here’s Stewart’s latest text from aboard the Maranatha on the evening of Sept. 11.

via On the Intracoastal Waterway: Walter Marine moves the Kinta to Texas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Man accused in Gulf Shores wreck that killed student doesn’t want to wear GPS, alcohol monitors | AL.com

September 12, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Montgomery man charged in the March 21 death of a college student in Gulf Shores no longer wants to wear GPS and alcohol monitors. The Gulf Shores Police Department has accused Justin Lott, 30, of being the driver of a truck that hit Oklahoma State University student Kasey Waychoff, 19, of Flower Mound, Texas.

via Man accused in Gulf Shores wreck that killed student doesn’t want to wear GPS, alcohol monitors | AL.com.

Man charged in Gulf Shores robbery agrees to pay restitution in exchange for charge being dropped | AL.com

September 12, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A felony charge filed against a man suspected in a July 22 hotel robbery will be dropped after he pays restitution, according to court records.  Joshua Thomas, 20, of Foley, was charged with second-degree property theft in connection with a robbery at the Courtyard Marriott in Gulf Shores.

via Man charged in Gulf Shores robbery agrees to pay restitution in exchange for charge being dropped | AL.com.

Fairhope to link up with Rock Creek subdivision thanks to $400,000 grant | AL.com

September 12, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – The city will expand its sidewalk and trail network thanks to a $400,000 federal grant that will help construct a 2-mile, multi-use path on U.S. 98 from the Rock Creek subdivision to Ala. 104. The city was awarded the funds this summer through the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program, administered by the Alabama Department of Transportation. The city’s first application in 2013 was rejected but the second time was the charm after the council approved resubmitting it in March.

via Fairhope to link up with Rock Creek subdivision thanks to $400,000 grant | AL.com.

Baldwin commissioner Frank Burt to have surgery to remove skin cancer | AL.com

September 12, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Longtime Baldwin County Commissioner Frank Burt Jr. is set to have surgery next week to have basal cell carcinoma — a form of skin cancer — removed from his nose.  Burt is scheduled to have the surgery in Mobile on Sept. 18 , the same day the Baldwin County Commission will meet next week.

via Baldwin commissioner Frank Burt to have surgery to remove skin cancer | AL.com.

Hurricane Frederic taught the newly instated FEMA a thing or two in 1979 | AL.com

September 12, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency was in its infancy when Hurricane Frederic hit Alabama. Bruce Baughman, now retired from FEMA, was moved from the Mississippi Emergency Agency to be FEMA’s Regional Public Assistance Officer in Alabama. Baughman took up the role about a month after Frederic rolled through.

via Hurricane Frederic taught the newly instated FEMA a thing or two in 1979 | AL.com.

Local man lands 550-pound alligator

September 12, 2014

It’s a fishing tale with teeth. Over the Labor Day holiday, Tracy Brown and his two friends, James and Joe Fink, set out from Smith’s Fish Camp on Escambia River in search of big game. They found it in the form of a 12-foot, 550-pound alligator affectionately called “The Swamp House Gator.”

via Local man lands 550-pound alligator.

Eagle Scout project becomes 9/11 memorial | FOX10 News

September 12, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WALA) – On the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World trade Center, Americans took pause to remember all of those lost. Memorial services were held here on the gulf coast, but in the small town of Robertsdale, AL stands a permanent memorial honoring those who perished in the wake of the attacks. What’s truly remarkable about it is how it came to be.


via Eagle Scout project becomes 9/11 memorial | FOX10 News.

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