9/21/14 Sunday Live Music Line-up
ORANGE BEACH, AL – All along waterways in Baldwin and Mobile counties volunteers showed up in droves to get the trash out of the splash.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf State Park celebrated its plans to open a dog park on Lake Shelby with the Paws in the Park event on Sept. 20. Several vendors were on hand as well as rescue dogs available for adoption from several shelters in Baldwin County.
The 155-foot Kinta S slipped to her watery grave Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico off shore from Mustang Island, but the nearly 40-year-old freighter will foster new marine life for years to come. Scuttled in 75 feet of water eight miles out into the Gulf as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s artificial reef program, the Kinta S is the largest ship to be reefed since the 473-foot Texas Clipper was sunk 17 miles off South Padre Island in 2006.
September 21, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Greg Cartmell will be conducting a two-day workshop at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery on Oct. 13-14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cartmell will allow students to work in the medium of their choice; oil, acrylic or watercolor. The first day of the workshop will focus on landscapes and the second day, Cartmell will teach portraits. The two-day workshop is $200 and each student will complete four paintings.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – In the push for and against forming an independent school system in the city, campaign documents from political action committees formed on both sides reveal an over $50,000 fundraising gap.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – With just four days between now and voting day in Orange Beach, more and more signs seem to pop up in yards in an effort to drive voters to the polls. Those in favor of creating an Orange Beach School System said they filed a formal complaint with the Baldwin County Probate Office, pointing out a specific piece of information missing on some of the opposing side’s signs: an address.
via Campaigns make final push for votes in Orange Beach | FOX10 News.
September 20, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Gulf Shores Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Walgreens at 1421 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
September 20, 2014 — GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) — Tommy Vogel will be offering art lessons in pastel on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the GCAA Art Gallery indefinitely. Classes are $35 for adults, $25 for students or children and $25 apiece for groups of three or more. Each participant will complete a painting during the two-hour class. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred.
Cortez was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center in Bay Minette on Thursday on five counts of drug trafficking and four counts of distribution of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $5,004,000.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Satsuma woman who was involved in a July 5 fatal accident in Gulf Shores has been indicted on manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol charges. Vicky Johnston, 53, of the 5400 block of Ryan Street, is charged in the death of Linda Rutherford, 65, of Calera. Johnston was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center on Thursday and released the same day on a $50,000 bond.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — St. Patrick’s Church in Robertsdale will hold a fish fry fundraiser on Saturday with proceeds going toward the building of a new Catholic high school in Baldwin County. “The Knights of Columbus at St. Patrick’s Church made a pledge to raise $25,000 over the next five years and this is part of that pledge,” said Tim Mullek, co-chairman of the steering committee for the new school’s capital campaign.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Officials in Robertsdale hope a major project to alleviate issues with the city’s sewer system will begin sometime in the next month to month and a half. The Robertsdale City Council voted Monday night to contract with Insituform Technologies LLC in the amount of $453,261 as part of a Community Development Block Grant through ADECA.
GULF SHORES, AL – Jeremy Daniel Rogers, 33, of Vance was identified as the victim of a fall from a Gulf Shores condo on Monday. Gulf Shores Fire Chief Hartley Brokenshaw said his units were called out about 10:30 on Sept. 15 to the Colonnade condos on the beach in response to an apparent suicide.
ELBERTA, Ala. — Elberta town leaders hope to pack Elberta Town Hall next week. During Tuesday’s Elberta Town Council meeting, Councilman Jim Hamby announced plans to host members of the Baldwin County Board of Education to discuss the making a priority the possibility of establishing an Elberta high school.
FOLEY, Alabama – Rabies in wildlife continues to be a public health threat locally and throughout much of Alabama. Raccoons and bats are the primary reservoir species for rabies, but the virus can infect other animals such as dogs, cats, foxes, coyotes and skunks. A rabid raccoon in the Foley area in Baldwin County has prompted public health officials to issue precautions about rabies prevention in humans and animals.
9/19/14 Friday Live Music Line-up
GULF SHORES — Dan Bond, recently hired by the City of Gulf Shores as an environmental grants coordinator, has been busy getting a new amenity for the city’s Alabama 59 sidewalk project. Gulf Shores has received numerous matching grants from the state and other agencies in the past few years to upgrade sidewalks and walking paths around town. One of those includes improvements and additions to those along Alabama 59 from the beach to County Road 4.
GULF SHORES, AL — Artist Marion Hawks will be teaching a class called “Experimenting with Acrylics” at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance gallery this fall. Hawks Hawks grew up in Alabama with little formal instruction in art but she was surrounded with creativity!
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Fairhope Police arrested two men on charges of possession of two stolen firearms and marijuana on Tuesday. On Tuesday at approximately 12:40 p.m., the Fairhope Police Department responded to a report of an alleged theft 198 Autumn Drive, Lot 16.
The Kinta S, which once plied the Caribbean, was salvaged in Miami in June and towed to Orange Beach, Ala. where the Walter Marine Co. readied the ship for its voyage to Texas.
It has been 10 years since Hurricane Ivan roared ashore in Baldwin County, Alabama, changing the lives of Alabamians and causing devastation throughout the state and the Gulf Coast region. Ivan was the worst storm to hit Alabama in 25 years and is in the record books as the seventh most costly hurricane ever to affect the United States.
The Shrimp Basket on Navy Boulevard, previously the site of the long-standing Oyster Bar, will serve its last plate of seafood Sunday. Then, restaurant officials will shut it down, strip it, bulldoze it and rebuild it from scratch. The Shrimp Basket, which opened on Navy Boulevard in 2007 after the closure of the Oyster Bar, will reopen, tentatively, in December.
FOLEY, Ala. — Approximately 70 Foley High students gathered in the school’s library Wednesday afternoon to take part in a video chat with U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne. Byrne hosted the 30-minute session for advanced-placement students at FHS, as well as AP students at Baldwin County Baker, Davidson, JU Blacksher and Saraland high schools.
FOLEY, Ala. — Just over a month after officials at South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce announced plans to stop hosting the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, they reversed that decision.
MOBILE, Ala. – Repairs to the US 90/98 I-10 on-ramp that was damaged in a tanker truck fire are scheduled to get underway Monday, September 22. That fiery wreck on July 30th was so hot it melted the raised roadway deck and steel guardrails, closing the ramp to traffic since then.
The Fairhope Fall Outdoor Farmers Market kicks off Sept. 25 and runs each Thursday afternoon and evening through Nov. 6 behind the Fairhope Public Library on Bancroft Street, bringing the best of local products, local music, and fun to the residents of Fairhope and surrounding areas.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama — The Eastern Shore Twirlers recently participated in America’s Youth on Parade, the annual national competition for the National Baton Twirling Association. The competition was held at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind. Team members shone in both individual and team competitions.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – The fifth annual SloPoker Run, to benefit The Children’s Miracle Network and Children’s and Women’s Hospital of South Alabama, will take place on the waterways of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The run will be held Oct. 4.
MOBILE, Alabama – A judge on Thursday granted a request by a lawyer to order his former client, retired pro football player Kenny Stabler’s ex-wife, to pay more than $200,000 in damages for harming his reputation with a legal malpractice suit. Mobile County Circuit Judge Sarah Stewart already had ruled in favor of lawyer Jeff Deen on a counter-suit he filed against Rose Burch Stabler.