Two projects already have Orange Beach OK – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 28, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Two planned condo towers well over 400 feet are causing a stir in Orange Beach, but they aren’t the only beachfront developments in the works. Two other developments within less than a mile of the proposed 435-foot Grace and 450-foot Ascension site have already received the city’s go ahead to build.

via Two projects already have Orange Beach OK – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Hostage situation in Foley ends with two arrests, no injuries | AL.com

November 28, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama – Police arrested two men Thursday who are accused of holding a female tenant hostage for about three hours at the Park Place Apartments in Foley. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. when officers observed Maurice Sanford and Jonathan Minor, both of Foley, at an apartment complex close to Foley High School and Tanger Outlets.

via Hostage situation in Foley ends with two arrests, no injuries | AL.com.

Winter attractions prepare to open in Baldwin County

November 28, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – With Thanksgiving Day winding down, but that doesn’t mean the holiday fun has to be over. There are plenty of Christmas and winter themed events coming up in December, with some kicking off on Friday. One option this weekend is the ice skating rink at The Wharf. “We feel like this year is going to be a huge success and we invite everyone to come out and skate,” Jim Bibby, director of security and operations at The Wharf, said.


via Winter attractions prepare to open in Baldwin County.

Volunteers Deliver Thanksgiving Meals – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

November 28, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. WPMI It’s become a Thanksgiving tradition in South Baldwin County–Turkey Take Out. With the help of the program, more than a thousand people in the area were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.  ”It’s a great thing. Hopefully we are giving people more than just food. We are giving love and letting them know people care,” Billy Duke, a volunteer for the Turkey Take Out.

via Volunteers Deliver Thanksgiving Meals – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Gulf Shores United Methodist holiday concert is Dec. 14

November 27, 2014

The GSUMC Chancel Choir will present The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite 4, originally conducted by famed choral director Robert Shaw, with full orchestra along with traditional carols as a year-end celebration of the church’s 50th Anniversary. The Choir will also present a group of three anthems by John Rutter, What Sweeter Music, Angel’s Carol, and Christmas Lullaby, and the stirring chorus from Handel’s Messiah, For Unto Us a Child is Born.

via Gulf Shores United Methodist holiday concert is Dec. 14.

Developer has high hopes for tall project in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 27, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — If the city says developers can’t to 35 and 36 stories with the proposed Ascension and Grace towers in Orange Beach, Nathan Cox says his group can build to the zoning specifications. But he and architect Forrest Daniell think this design would be better suited all the way around aesthetically, functionally and be something unique to Orange Beach.

via Developer has high hopes for tall project in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Branyon Backcountry Trail named #2 place to hike in the U.S. – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 27, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The international travel website www.JustShortOfCrazy.com has named the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail as one of the top seven in the United States, ranked Number 2 according to a release on the site. The Orange Beach Trail, which traverses much of Alabama’s Gulf State Park, checked in on the top trails list right behind the world-famous 2,500 mile Pacific Crest Trail.

via Branyon Backcountry Trail named #2 place to hike in the U.S. – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Robbery, Chase, Crash in Baldwin County

November 27, 2014

“They went all through this field out here. You can see the tire marks out there.” Jacob Yanish was slow getting up this morning until he heard, “I heard the police siren and a car pulled up. A police car.” It was almost the end of a chase that started with a robbery at this Chevron station in Loxley and involved Caleb Rainwater, Jessica Anderson and their dog.


via Robbery, Chase, Crash in Baldwin County.

Search on for missing Destin 15-year-old

November 27, 2014

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is working to locate missing Destin teenager Sommer Spinello, according to a news release from the OCSO. Family members say they last had contact with the 15-year-old by phone while the teen was at school Nov. 19. A bus driver said Spinello got off a bus around 2:15 p.m. that day at McFarlan Avenue and Racetrack Road.

via Search on for missing Destin 15-year-old.

Exploring the Mobile River Delta: Part 2

November 27, 2014

In Part 1 of Exploring the Delta, we visited the marshy southern Delta…land of gators and wild rice.  In part two of a three part series, we head into the middle Delta for wild food and a 5000-year-old suburb. We started our tour of the middle Delta at the Blue Gill, a causeway seafood restaurant, because so much of what they serve starts in the Mobile River Delta.

via Exploring the Mobile River Delta: Part 2.

Katherine Webb to be judge at Gulf Shores Christmas parade

November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – More than 50 festive floats will do their best to light up Gulf Shores on Friday, Dec. 5 as the City hosts its Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration, but there’s little doubt the brightest star power will be beaming from the celebrity judges grandstand. The City has announced American model, beauty pageant queen, and television personality Katherine Webb-McCarron, reigning Miss Alabama 2014, Caitlin Brunell, and South Alabama Head Football Coach Joey Jones will reign over this year’s parade as celebrity judges.

via Katherine Webb to be judge at Gulf Shores Christmas parade.

Audit: Vast majority of BP oil spill claims payments are correct | NOLA.com

November 26, 2014

Results of a third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program released Tuesday (Nov. 25) by claims administrator Patrick Juneau show the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit concluded the program is “well-designed and appropriate” and made no major recommendations for improvement.

via Audit: Vast majority of BP oil spill claims payments are correct | NOLA.com.

Lillian Pharmacy robbery suspect arrested after high-speed chase, armed robbery in Mississippi | AL.com

November 26, 2014

A Bay Minette man linked to an armed robbery at Lillian Pharmacy and a theft at Tanger Outlets in Foley last week was arrested in Montgomery County, Mississippi, after a high-speed chase on Monday afternoon. According to U.S. Marshals Service inspector Hugh McClendon with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, William “Jake” McMillan, 27, committed an armed robbery in Choctaw County and a high-speed chase ensued.

via Lillian Pharmacy robbery suspect arrested after high-speed chase, armed robbery in Mississippi | AL.com.

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