Rumors, debate heating up as Orange Beach school split vote nears; community meeting set Tuesday | AL.com

August 23, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – A vote to determine the future of education in the city is just four weeks away and the push is on between tax increase opponents and supporters of an independent school system. At the heart of the issue is a Sept. 23 referendum where voters will decide on a 5-mill property tax hike.

via Rumors, debate heating up as Orange Beach school split vote nears; community meeting set Tuesday | AL.com.

NAS fly-in reunion – WEAR ABC Channel 3 – Top Stories

August 23, 2014

NAS PENSACOLA — Flight students aboard NAS Pensacola got up close and personal with different aircraft they may end up working on or flying in the future. It’s part of the 479th Flying Training Group’s Career Day. ”Now we’re giving them the opportunity to come out and put their fingers on the aircraft and actually talk to the crew, to sit in the seats and look at the airplane” said Maj. Dwayne Killebrew, U.S. Air Force.

via NAS fly-in reunion – WEAR ABC Channel 3 – Top Stories.

Suspect in Gulf Shores shooting identified as Orange Beach man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 22, 2014

Thursday afternoon Gulf Shores Police identified the deceased as Johnnie Keith Kelley, 59, of Orange Beach. According to Gulf Shores Public Information Officer Cpl. Josh Coleman, Gulf Shores police received a call at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of East Canal Road for a domestic incident.

via Suspect in Gulf Shores shooting identified as Orange Beach man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Changes Possible to Baldwin Express

August 22, 2014

Baldwin Beach Express, a quicker way to and from the beaches and a faster way to get around the south part of the county according to Teresa Kichler who uses it every day. “It’s better than being on 98 driving through the traffic going through school zones.”

Baldwin Beach Express, a quicker way to and from the beaches and a faster way to get around the south part of the county according to Teresa Kichler who uses it every day. “It’s better than being on 98 driving through the traffic going through school zones.”

via Changes Possible to Baldwin Express.

Bon Secour Has Roots in Coastal Seafood – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

August 22, 2014

BON SECOUR, Ala. (WPMI) The weekend arrives and you herd the kids into the car, point the car southbound on Highway 59 and head straight for the beach. But when you get past Foley, to County Road 10, take a right. In less than five minutes you’ll leave the traffic behind and find yourself in the tranquil little fishing village of Bon Secour. Loosely translated, that’s French for “safe harbor.” In fact, the first Europeans to the area were from France and Spain.

via Bon Secour Has Roots in Coastal Seafood – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Spanish Fort police: Man threatened suicide by cop, shot at officers, tried to burn apartment | AL.com

August 22, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A judge ruled Thursday that a grand jury should hear the case against a Spanish Fort man accused of shooting at officers and trying to set fire to an apartment during a roughly eight-hour standoff last month. The standoff that involved James Seay, 59, happened at The Arlington at Eastern Shore, 10558 Eastern Shore Blvd. The standoff started shortly after 10 p.m. July 1 and ended with Seay’s arrest shortly before 6 a.m. July 2, police said.

via Spanish Fort police: Man threatened suicide by cop, shot at officers, tried to burn apartment | AL.com.

Foley man convicted of raping 77-year-old deaf woman | AL.com

August 22, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Foley man who was found guilty this week of raping a 77-year-old deaf woman in 2012 is set to be sentenced Oct. 23.  A Baldwin County jury took about 20 minutes on Wednesday to convict Stephen Scott, 21, of the 200 block of West Verbena Avenue, of first-degree rape and first-degree burglary, Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said.

via Foley man convicted of raping 77-year-old deaf woman | AL.com.

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.

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