Orange Beach teaming up with Gulf Shores to support new high school campus with college ties | AL.com

October 22, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — City officials are making good on promises to improve education despite a failed attempt at creating an independent school system through a referendum on Sept. 23. During Tuesday’s council meeting, Mayor Tony Kennon said that he and Councilman Jerry Johnson met with Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft and Councilman Jason Dyken on Monday to talk about moving forward with a new joint high school and college campus on the Foley Beach Express.

via Orange Beach teaming up with Gulf Shores to support new high school campus with college ties | AL.com.

Aaron Neville concert to kick off Alabama Coastal Christmas events in Orange Beach | AL.com

October 22, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The beach chamber on Tuesday announced a December concert by R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville that will be part of this year’s Coastal Christmas holiday events schedule. Todd Edwards, who is heading up the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s holiday programs, said the event, “Christmas with Aaron Neville — A Coastal Christmas Concert,” will be Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

via Aaron Neville concert to kick off Alabama Coastal Christmas events in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Robertsdale church hosts benefit for young cancer patient – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 22, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — On Oct. 18 St. John’s Episcopal Church hosted a benefit for Kena Spivey at the PZK Hall in Robertsdale. “We can’t say enough how appreciative we are for everything people have done for us,” said Kena’s mother Dawn Spivey. “From the littlest thing on up it has been enough to make what we’re going through more bearable.”

via Robertsdale church hosts benefit for young cancer patient – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Taylor honored for service to Baldwin County Association of Realtors; 2015 officers announced at meeting – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 22, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – It was a packed house on Thursday at the October meeting of the Baldwin County Association of Realtors in Robertsdale. Longtime BCAR Executive Vice President Martha Taylor received a standing ovation from the crowd in honor of her more than three-decade service to the association.

via Taylor honored for service to Baldwin County Association of Realtors; 2015 officers announced at meeting – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

The Refuge for women – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: People

October 22, 2014

When a woman decides she has had enough of alcohol or drug addiction, she needs a support system to help her through the tough days of getting clean following initial detox. The Refuge in Robertsdale comes to the rescue.  Formerly Saving Grace Home for Women, the newly reopened facility for women with addiction offers a comfortable, Christian-based environment where she can work out problems with caring, licensed counselors, program assistants 24/7 and volunteers.

via The Refuge for women – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: People.

$2.3M in FEMA Money Available for Baldwin County – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 22, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) More than $2 million is now available for folks in Baldwin County affected by the floods that rocked the area back in April. The money is for homeowners but it will also go toward the county as a whole and municipalities within the county.  Homeowners have to apply and get approved before they are reimbursed by FEMA. Most of those folks, some 52 homeowners, have already applied for other FEMA programs that were available right after the flood.

via $2.3M in FEMA Money Available for Baldwin County – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

School Opens at Baldwin Youth Center – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 22, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. WPMI A new resource is now available for kids who are in the foster system in our area.  ”It’s so important for them not to be missing school and it needs to be a conducive environment because they are already somewhat traumatized when they come to us having been taken away from family,” said Sue Joy, director of the Baldwin Youth Center.

via School Opens at Baldwin Youth Center – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

OBFD says new tech will help better save lives | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

October 21, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Firefighters don’t always have the luxury of waiting for an ambulance when they have a patient with a blocked airway. “Having a patent airway on our patients is just very important. This particular piece of equipment almost guarantees that you’ll get the intubation on the first try,” Suzanne Moeller, a trainer with the Orange Beach Fire Department, said.

via OBFD says new tech will help better save lives | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Citing a hardship, former Mobile police officer charged with manslaughter wants judge to lift bond conditions | AL.com

October 21, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A former Mobile police officer who was arrested on a manslaughter charge last month wants a judge to lift three conditions of her release on bond because they are creating a hardship for her, according to a court motion.  Vicky Johnston, 53, of Satsuma, was indicted in August in the July 5 death of of Linda Rutherford, 65, of Calera. Johnston was driving a Ford Mustang in the 500 block of East Boulevard in Gulf Shores when it hit Rutherford, who was trying to walk across the road, according to an accident report.

via Citing a hardship, former Mobile police officer charged with manslaughter wants judge to lift bond conditions | AL.com.

Capt Mark asks, “WHO’S ON THE ISLAND?” (Meet ‘Turtle Czar’ Mike Reynolds) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

October 21, 2014

When Pres. Obama was appointing all the Czars, one of Mike Reynold’s team leaders piped up at a meeting, saying, “With all the czars around, I guess you are going to be the Turtle Czar?”  Everyone thought it was funny at the time, but the title stuck, and he is now known throughout the Island as the “Turtle Czar”.

via Capt Mark asks, “WHO’S ON THE ISLAND?” (Meet ‘Turtle Czar’ Mike Reynolds) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features.

With a new Catholic high school, ‘the county can say we offer everything,’ says Baldwin public school principal | AL.com

October 21, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – As a father of four, a Catholic parishioner and public school principal, Joe Roh can see education from many angles. Roh, the new principal at Robertsdale High School, is also a supporter of the new Catholic high school planned for Baldwin County.

via With a new Catholic high school, ‘the county can say we offer everything,’ says Baldwin public school principal | AL.com.

Baldwin EMC Operation Round Up names Star Light Award recipients at Baldwin County schools | AL.com

October 21, 2014

SUMMERDALE, Alabama — Twenty-three local teachers and school faculty members, including one from Orange Beach Elementary, will be introducing innovative projects in their classrooms thanks to a little help from Operation Round Up. These individuals were recently named the recipients of the Star Light Awards for 2014.

via Baldwin EMC Operation Round Up names Star Light Award recipients at Baldwin County schools | AL.com.

Eastbound Causeway Closed Today

October 21, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – If you are heading to the Eastern Shore later this morning, make sure you plan to take the Wallace Tunnel and the I-10 Bayway. The Eastbound lanes of the Causeway will be closed today as crews film “Bus 657″.

via Eastbound Causeway Closed Today.

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.

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