Sugarcane Jane buoyed by uplifting blog post from bestselling author Andy Andrews | AL.com

April 19, 2014

MOBILE, Alabama – Yesterday morning, Anthony Crawford received a text from his friend Andy Andrews, the bestselling author and inspirational speaker who lives in Orange Beach. Andrews told Crawford to check his Facebook page. As it turns out, Andrews had dedicated a blog post to Sugarcane Jane, a folk-rock duo comprised of Crawford and his wife, Savana Lee Crawford.

via Sugarcane Jane buoyed by uplifting blog post from bestselling author Andy Andrews | AL.com.

Capt. Mark asks, “WHO’S ON THE ISLAND?” (Meet Lt. Col. Joe Fucci) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide

April 19, 2014

Gulf Shores, Ala. — Since I’ve been writing this column, I’ve met some pretty remarkable people. However, none have been as remarkable and interesting as Col. Joseph A. Fucci. Joe IS a true American hero in every sense of the word. As we shared stories, I was genuinely impressed.

via Capt. Mark asks, “WHO’S ON THE ISLAND?” (Meet Lt. Col. Joe Fucci) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide.

Gulf communities’ message to BP: Restoration is far from over | AL.com

April 19, 2014

Now BP wants to use the hard work and unflagging spirit of Gulf Coast residents as a justification for abandoning their responsibilities to the Gulf. In his recent op-ed for this paper explaining why BP feels it has done enough for the Gulf, company President John Mingé said that “no company has done more to help a region recover after an industrial accident” than BP.

via Gulf communities’ message to BP: Restoration is far from over | AL.com.

Spring Break Ends On A Soggy Note

April 19, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama – Spring Break is wrapping up for thousands of students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties and their families and it was certainly not the best vacation weather this week. It rained at the beach for three days, forcing many vacationers to find indoor activities. Shops, restaurants and movie theaters were busy when the weather was rough. Beach businesses like the rain- it drives in customers and profits.


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Lionfish Invading Gulf of Mexico

April 19, 2014

“They look like flower gardens on the bottom of the gulf.” Get a little closer and that flower garden is a school of lionfish. ”I call them super fish in a bad way,” says Chris Sherill with the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition. “Everything that we don’t need to happen is happening with lionfish.”


via Lionfish Invading Gulf of Mexico.

Round two: Flood advisories posted through Friday for Gulf Coast – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 18, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued another round of flood advisories — the second in four days — with a massive convective system in the upper Gulf of Mexico forecast to bring another two to six inches of rain to a soaked and soggy Baldwin County (AL) and adjoining communities through Friday.

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Florida set recreational red snapper season – 52 days

April 18, 2014

April 16, 2014 – West Pensacola, FL (WPF) – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing July 15.

via Florida set recreational red snapper season – 52 days.

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