ALDOT speeds up process to get work started on closed I-10/Causeway ramp | AL.com

August 22, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. — Next week, the Alabama Department of Transportation will let out the project to repair the Causeway/I-10 bridge exit damaged during a fiery accident on July 31. The truck driven by Carlos Lyles, 38, hit a guardrail on the ramp, overturned and burst into flames at about 1 a.m., officials said. Lyles escaped by kicking out a window.

via ALDOT speeds up process to get work started on closed I-10/Causeway ramp | AL.com.

Orange Beach School Split Update

August 21, 2014

Supporters of an independent school system say Orange Beach will spend nearly twice as much per student than the average, Alabama school system. According to the Committee for Orange Beach Educational Excellence, the city will spend about 15-thousand per child, which includes capital and allows lower student to teacher ratios.

via Orange Beach School Split Update.

Beach Blvd. car-on-pedestrian accident leaves young woman critically injured – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 21, 2014

According to a report issued by OBPD, “We did have a pedestrian struck on (Ala. Hwy) 182 around the Tidewater Condominiums. It was a 23-year-old female from out of state. She was walking across the road North to South. The driver of SUV didn’t see the pedestrian in the roadway and struck her. She was transported to Sacred Heart and she’s in SICU.

via Beach Blvd. car-on-pedestrian accident leaves young woman critically injured – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Power boats arrive for Pensacola Grand Prix

August 21, 2014

Race teams head to Orange Beach on Thursday and Friday before returning to Pensacola. Testing begins in Pensacola Bay at 12p.m. on Saturday. Boats will be launched at noon on Sunday from race village at the slip between the Port of Pensacola and Plaza DeLuna. The first race start is scheduled for 1p.m. on Sunday. ”Anytime you line up boats with 3,300 horsepower engines on a liquid track changing with every lap there’s bound to be surprises,” says Miss GEICO powerboat driver Marc Granet.

via Power boats arrive for Pensacola Grand Prix.

Gulf Coast Arts Alliance to offer dance classes

August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery will begin a series of dance lessons in the South Gallery beginning in September. Classes will be every Tuesday night beginning Sept. 2. Dances being taught are East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Merengue, Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, Shag, Hustle, Waltz and Tango. Singles are welcome as are beginners, intermediate and advanced students. The cost is $12 per person for this family friendly event.

via Gulf Coast Arts Alliance to offer dance classes.

Gulf State Park accepting donations to pay for veteran’s user fees | AL.com

August 21, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama – Alabama’s State Parks System is celebrating 75 years of recreation, preservation and family fun. As part of this year’s celebration, Gulf State Park is working to enable more veterans to enjoy the park, by giving park visitors an opportunity to support veterans. Gulf State Park is taking $1 donations to pay for veterans’ entrance to the pier for fishing and sightseeing.

via Gulf State Park accepting donations to pay for veteran’s user fees | AL.com.

4 auctions, 3 days: Take a look at the prime Baldwin County real estate opening to bidders beginning Aug. 21 | AL.com

August 21, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama – From lush, country living and golf course condos to villa life or bayfront beauty, four separate auctions over the next several days will highlight some of Baldwin County’s more picturesque locales. Gadsden, Ala.-based The National Auction Group Inc. is offering bidders the chance to acquire prime real estate across the county, beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday with a live, on-site auction at Suarez Point on Perdido Bay in Lillian.

via 4 auctions, 3 days: Take a look at the prime Baldwin County real estate opening to bidders beginning Aug. 21 | AL.com.

Daphne man with ALS hopeful | FOX10 News – Mobile

August 21, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – With the help of The Ice Bucket Challenge that’s been soaking the nation, ALS chapters in the United States have received $31.5 million in donations between July 29 and August 19, 2014. That means more dollars for testing and research to find a cure for the fatal neurodegenerative disease.  It’s the ultimate hope for people living with the disease like Daphne resident, Andy Musselman.


via Daphne man with ALS hopeful | FOX10 News – Mobile.

Could Flora-Bama-Jama become an annual event? Organizer says there’s a chance | AL.com

August 20, 2014

PERDIDO KEY, Florida – Last weekend, Kenny Chesney’s Flora-Bama-Jama event drew an estimated 40,000 people to the state line for an afternoon of free music, hot sun and remarkably few traffic jams. But was the event a one-time occurrence or the first in another annual tradition at the 50-year-old beach bar on the Alabama-Florida state line?

via Could Flora-Bama-Jama become an annual event? Organizer says there’s a chance | AL.com.

Annette Mitchell sworn in as new Orange Beach Councilmember – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 20, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Many times Annette Mitchell has stood at the lectern in the Orange Beach City Council chambers to address various issues of import to the city. From volunteer organizations to volunteering for city panels like the planning commission and finance committee, hers is a voice often heard.

via Annette Mitchell sworn in as new Orange Beach Councilmember – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Wharf to make end of summer splash – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 20, 2014

Orange Beach, AL—  The Wharf is excited to make an end of summer splash with a huge Labor Day Extravaganza. Join us for the conclusion of The Wharf’s 100 Days of Summer presented by Pepsi with a weekend jam packed with live music, fun events and activities for the entire family with the best dining, shopping and entertainment on the coast of Alabama.

via Wharf to make end of summer splash – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Thunder on the Gulf Aug. 21 welcome party

August 20, 2014

A record 26 boats are expected to compete in the 11th Annual Thunder on the Gulf Powerboat Races on Friday, August 22 in Orange Beach and the Inaugural Thunder Run Super Boat Grand Prix on Sunday, August 24 in downtown Pensacola. “We 26 confirmations, but talk is cheap,’’ said Thunder volunteer coordinator Kim Agney. “We talked to all race teams, but we won’t know just how many we’ll have until the rubber hits the road.’’

via Thunder on the Gulf Aug. 21 welcome party.

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center reports hacking – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 20, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. — If you went to see a doctor in a clinic employed by Foley Clinic Corp. in the last five years, some of your personal information may have been compromised. South Baldwin Regional Medical Center officials have announced that their parent company of Community Health Systems had a data breach by a foreign-based intruder.

via South Baldwin Regional Medical Center reports hacking – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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