They hit Orange Beach and Pelham on Friday and Saturday, respectively, to continue the momentum of a solid summer tour so far with a heavy emphasis on the new tracks while staying true to form with plenty of experimental jamming and lengthy mixed bags of sets featuring all of the classics and even a few rare ones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A sentencing hearing is set for Thursday for a man who was convicted in May of manslaughter in a 2012 Orange Beach shooting. Jon Washington, 43, was found guilty in the death of his friend, Kenneth Myers, 49.
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.
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — Bay Wood Products is getting into the garden mulch business. The Robertsdale manufacturer of wood products said it will also make wood chips that can be used for energy production, prompting an expansion if its facility in Baldwin County.
As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.
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.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s no shortage in Baldwin County. Many are move-in ready and there are plenty of lots ready to build to spec. It’s a trend the county hasn’t seen since the recession hit several years ago.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) It has been three months since historic floods devastated our area, now there’s still some recovery work left to do. ”It was horrendous, I never want to go through anything like that again,” said Gulf Shores resident Lauree Robinson.
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.
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July 30, 2014 – Fort Morgan, AL (FMA) —The 150th year celebration of the Battle of Fort Morgan takes place Friday through Sunday at Fort Morgan. To support the historic event, the Gulf Shores Garden Club donated funds from the proceeds of the annual Flower Seminar for the purchase of plant material to landscape various areas of the historic grounds.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The Alabama Gulf Coast Reef and Restoration Foundation is looking to improve upon and add to some existing reef structures off the Alabama coast to create “Poseidon’s Playground,” a group of scuba reefs shallow enough for young or beginning divers and interesting enough to draw attention to the area.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – It might seem corny to call Phish “en fuego” in the middle of their 2014 tour, but they arrive in Alabama absolutely torching the latest leg of their run promoting their 12th studio album. Recorded in Nashville (and a little in Muscle Shoals!) late last year, “Fuego” marks arguably the strongest studio work in years from the Vermont-based foursome who remain the kings of the jam band circuit.
FORT MORGAN, AL — Fort Morgan will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay this weekend Aug. 1-3 with a reenactment of the Siege of Fort Morgan that is sure to blow visitors out of the water. The event begins on Friday night with artillery firing to signal the beginning of the Siege, and will continue on Saturday with the reenactment of the largest naval battle of the Civil War, which will culminate in the Grand Bombardment that evening.
GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Back to School Beach Bash at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14 at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach. The Back to School Beach Bash will feature music from a live DJ, campfires and all of the makings for s’mores.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The suspect in a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian before the start of last year’s Robertsdale Christmas parade has been indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury. Leonard Starke, 56, of Summerdale has been indicted on three counts, first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. — Evidence of damage from the April flood to Magnolia Springs will soon be no more. During last week’s Magnolia Springs Town Council meeting, Councilman Bob Holk announced that R&S Paving was in town, working on repairs to public entities. By Thursday, he reported that work was nearly complete.
The South Baldwin Chamber will celebrate its volunteers Thursday with the organization’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. The event is set for 6-8 p.m. at Oak Hollow Farm, located at 14210 Greeno Road in Fairhope.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration isn’t moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars slated to help the Gulf Coast recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida officials said Thursday. Congress passed the bipartisan RESTORE Act in 2012, creating a way to distribute billions in civil fines levied against BP and other companies involved in the spill, which befouled coastal beaches, ravaged marine ecosystems and damaged the tourist trade.
The family of the man killed in Monday’s fatal accident on the causeway says they are also still trying to figure out exactly what happened. Shawn Wiggins was killed when his SUV collided with a BRATS bus head on. Police say his car was traveling in the wrong direction into oncoming traffic.
via Family: No Answers in Fatal Causeway Crash.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – “All of a sudden your mind kind of flashes and you’re thinking, ‘Am I going to live through this, too?’ And by then it was all over.” Those were the thoughts running through BRATS bus driver, Raymond Mayo’s head a split second before an SUV slammed into him. The crash killed the driver of the SUV, 35-year-old Shawn Wiggins and injuried all 12 people on the bus.
via Exclusive: Driver of BRATS bus speaks with Fox10 | FOX10 News – Mobile.
Panic set in on a part of Navarre Beach today when a large Hammerhead Shark was spotted very close to the shoreline. More on the sighting and a rescue made by a Navarre Beach Lifeguard. It was in the water here at that lifeguard say a 6 1/2 foot long Hammerhead Shark started to swim in toward the shoreline.
July 29, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The City of Orange Beach proudly invites you to come celebrate 30 years of history at the City’s 30th Birthday Celebration on Monday, August 4, 2014.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Gulf Coast Newspapers, LLC, a publishing firm operating in Baldwin County (AL), has been acquired by a family owned newspaper company in South Carolina. OPC News, LLC, purchased the media properties from Crescent Publishing Company, LLC, also based in South Carolina. The sale closed July 29.
DAPHNE, Ala. — “She’s Bound to be a Goer!” is the title of Creighton “Peco” Forsman’s recently published book about one of the most important events in Baldwin County History…The era of the “Bay Boats” from 1894 – 1934.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The Lower Alabama Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Alabama (CCA) will hold its 15th annual Beach Party. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Caribe Resort in Orange Beach.