Be Aware of Signs of Vibrio Infection

August 01, 2014

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacteria in the same family as cholera and parahaemolyticus (which causes digestive distress), according to Environmental Toxicologist John Guarisco with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Vibrio vulnificus is normally found in seawater because it requires salt to live. Guarisco said the family of bacteria has been around since before the human species inhabited the coastal areas.

via Be Aware of Signs of Vibrio Infection.

Local man recounts battle with flesh-eating bacteria – WSMV Channel 4

August 01, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Vibrio vulnificus is the Latin genus and species of a flesh-eating bacteria. If you’ve been to the beach, you’ve likely been exposed to it. The problem comes with beachgoers who have open cuts or sores or compromised immune systems, and the effects can be deadly. Mark Langham had a run-in with flesh-eating bacteria, and 10 years later, he’s still feeling the effects.

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via Local man recounts battle with flesh-eating bacteria – WSMV Channel 4.

Washington pleads for leniency, victim’s mother responds to sentence – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 01, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Priscilla Myers still has feelings for her slain son’s best friend and the man who held the gun that killed him, Chris Washington, but she can’t yet begin to forgive him. “It’s just been terrible,” Priscilla Myers said. “I have feelings for Chris, but I still believe he meant to kill him.”

via Washington pleads for leniency, victim’s mother responds to sentence – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Battle of Mobile Bay commemoration aims to make educational, economic impact on Alabama’s coast | AL.com

August 01, 2014

Boom goes the cannon! Bang go the dollars! With thousands of visitors expected at Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines for the three-day 150th Battle of Mobile Bay commemoration this weekend, local leaders hope for an economic surge that also delivers an eye-opening education.

via Battle of Mobile Bay commemoration aims to make educational, economic impact on Alabama’s coast | AL.com.

Barrett kicks off ‘Tea for Two’ August schedule – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 01, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The Fairhope Museum of History will host “Tea for Two” on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with museum director Donnie Barrett. Each Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Museum hosts a ‘tea’ where guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history.

via Barrett kicks off ‘Tea for Two’ August schedule – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

‘Dog and Beth: On The Hunt’ episode featuring Robertsdale to air Saturday, Aug. 2 on CMT – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 01, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — An episode of “Dog and Beth: On The Hunt,” part of which was filmed in Robertsdale and the surrounding area, is set to air this Saturday on the CMT network. The episode was filmed in March after veteran bondsman Gage Huffstatler of Fast Feet Bail Bonds reached out to Duane “Dog” Chapman, his wife Beth and their crew which also includes son Leland and grandson Dakota.

via ‘Dog and Beth: On The Hunt’ episode featuring Robertsdale to air Saturday, Aug. 2 on CMT – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

WLOX : Can we learn from Alabama’s tourism success?

August 01, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL (WLOX) – Money is once again flowing into coastal Alabama. New construction can be seen everywhere you look. To say that Orange Beach and Gulf Shores have made a comeback would be a huge understatement. Just look at the numbers. In 2013, the two cities raked in $349 million in lodging revenue, and $683 million in retail sales. That is an increase of more than 30 percent since 2010, the year of the spill. If there’s one reason for the turnaround, it’s this, according to tourism bureau President Herb Malone.

via WLOX : Can we learn from Alabama’s tourism success?.

News

August 01, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL – Leonard A. Kaiser, CEO of Kaiser Real Estate Sales, Inc. is pleased toannounce  Mike Steward has accepted the position of President and COO for the company. Mike was formerly the CEO and Co-founder of Steward Real Estate.

via News.

Baldwin DA Named in Harassment Complaint

August 01, 2014

Multiple sources tell News Five the EEOC complaint was filed by Dean McGowan, an investigator with the DA’s office. Dixon is his boss. News Five has learned Dixon and McGowan had an on-going relationship while McGowan was married and we’re told it was common knowledge in the halls of county government in Bay Minette.


via Baldwin DA Named in Harassment Complaint.

Battle of Mobile Bay: Don’t Forget Ft. Gaines – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

August 01, 2014

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. WPMI It’s tranquil now. The grass is neatly trimmed, tourists and history buffs strolling along its walls and passageways. But  150 years ago, Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island discovered itself on the other side of a historic event.On the other side of the bay, Fort Morgan was about to fall under siege by Union troops. The Battle of Mobile Bay would literally be fought between them. Soldiers would have to lay down their daily duties, and pick up arms. Even the fort’s blacksmith would answer the call.

via Battle of Mobile Bay: Don’t Forget Ft. Gaines – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

History-making weekend coming for Flora-Bama 50th anniversary

July 31, 2014

July 30, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Friday the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store will mark its 50th year. The “Official” Anniversary Celebration is set to begin Friday, Aug. 1, with a “Blast-to-the-Past” Party featuring ’60s prices and music. From 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, enjoy 50-cent drafts, burgers and fries for only $1.50, $1 tall boy Schlitz, along with $1 “War Eagle” and “Crimson Tide” specialty drinks, and select T-shirts in the gift shop for $10.

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Flora-Bama Owners Pat McClellan, Cam Price, John McInnis and Joe Gilchrist

via History-making weekend coming for Flora-Bama 50th anniversary.

Firefighters battle Robertsdale blaze – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 31, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – No one was hurt as firefighters from six area volunteer fire departments battled a house fire for nearly two hours on Wednesday. Robertsdale Fire Chief Michael Lucas said he received the call at around 12:47 p.m. at the home located east of the Baldwin Beach Express off of County Road 48 South in Robertsdale’s fire jurisdiction.

via Firefighters battle Robertsdale blaze – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Don’t Forget! Tax-free Holiday This Weekend

July 31, 2014

Montgomery, Ala – Alabama Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee reminds shoppers that beginning this Friday, August 1, through Sunday, August 3, many necessary school items will be exempt from the state’s four percent sales tax. If the shoppers’ cities and counties are participating this year, local sales taxes will also be exempt on the designated items.

via Gulf Shores, AL – Official Website.

Battle of Mobile Bay postage stamp dedicated, unveiled | AL.com

July 31, 2014

MOBILE, Alabama – The 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay postage stamp was dedicated during a ceremony at the History Museum of Mobile Wednesday morning. There was standing room only as the ceremony, led by Postmaster of Mobile Reginald Capers, began with the posting of the colors by the U.S. Coast Guard ATC Mobile Color Guard.

via Battle of Mobile Bay postage stamp dedicated, unveiled | AL.com.

Hammerhead shark sightings spark fear, excitement in Florida beachgoers | AL.com

July 31, 2014

There’s nothing like a shark sighting to create a little excitement and/or panic for swimmers in the Gulf of Mexico. Two hammerhead sharks were reported along the Florida Panhandle Tuesday, with one occurring next to the Navarre Beach fishing pier and one near Destin’s East Pass. Each got wildly different reactions from the people who were around to witness them.

via Hammerhead shark sightings spark fear, excitement in Florida beachgoers | AL.com.

FEMA Tours Baldwin Waterways

July 31, 2014

On a chopper ride over South Baldwin County it’s easy to see damage and debris caused by April’s super flood that still clutter waterways. That was three months ago and roof’s, refrigerators, piers, everything washed into rivers and bays, is still there.

via FEMA Tours Baldwin Waterways.

BP employees flood Houston officials with emails related to oil spill suit, newspaper reports | NOLA.com

July 31, 2014

Local government officials in the Houston area are being flooded by emails from BP employees as a part of a “strange and unprecedented” campaign to get them to drop a lawsuit filed against companies involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Houston Chronicle reports.

via BP employees flood Houston officials with emails related to oil spill suit, newspaper reports | NOLA.com.

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