Mardi Gras parade set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at Gulf State Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 28, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL – The words “Mardi Gras” bring many images to mind — colorful floats, moon pies and beads, sequined ball gowns, jazz bands marching as they send scintillating notes into the air… Traditions of Mardi Gras run deep and organizations spend plenty of time and money to make each year’s festivities memorable.

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So Far, So Good with New Traffic Signals

January 28, 2015

Alabama Department of Transportation crews are steadily upgrading intersections on the U.S. Highway 98 corridor. The intersection at Morphy Avenue is the fourth to get the new light. “The flashing yellow arrow is the new federal standard so on new construction projects we will install flashing yellows,” says ALDOT engineer Matt Ericksen.

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Council honors Daphne for high graduation rate – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 28, 2015

DAPHNE, Ala. — The Daphne City Council honored the Daphne High School feeder pattern for its 91 percent graduation rate for the 2013-14 school year at its meeting last week. Mayor Dane Haygood read from a certificate aknowledging the school’s efforts in becoming one of only two Baldwin schools to reach the 90 percent graduation rate.

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LuLu’s restaurant in Destin shooting for an early summer 2015 opening | AL.com

January 27, 2015

The second LuLu’s restaurant now under construction in Destin, Fla. is expected to open as early as this summer. Situated in a spot overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay, the eatery will seat as many as 300 people. Similar to its premier location in south Baldwin County, LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, the Destin restaurant will engender the same feeling and atmosphere stretched out over 20,000 square feet of space.

via LuLu’s restaurant in Destin shooting for an early summer 2015 opening | AL.com.

Coast Guard suspends search for second missing fisherman in two weeks off Alabama coast – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 27, 2015

MOBILE, Ala. —  The U.S. Coast Guard announced its search for a missing fisherman in the the Gulf of Mexico, the second search they have been involved in for a missing fisherman in the past two weeks, has been suspended. The Coast Guard reported Monday the search was for a missing fisherman 70 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Monday.

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3 sentenced to prison in family-run scheme to steal more than $3 million from BP oil spill victims’ fund | AL.com

January 27, 2015

Three people were sentenced Monday for their roles in a family-run scheme to steal more than $3 million from a fund established to help victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A couple, along with the wife’s brother, appeared for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn.

via 3 sentenced to prison in family-run scheme to steal more than $3 million from BP oil spill victims’ fund | AL.com.

Runaway Car!

January 27, 2015

FOLEY, Alabama - A Maryland couple visiting Baldwin County had quite a scare Monday morning when the front bumper of the car they were towing with their motor home fell off, sending the vehicle on a potentially deadly, crash course through one of Foley’s busiest intersections.


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Orange Beach Garden Club annual luncheon set for Feb. 11 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 26, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — The Orange Beach Garden Club announces the date and theme for it’s 28th Annual Garden Club Game Day and Salad Luncheon. This year’s theme is “After The Fox Hunt” and will be held the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-to 3 p.m. with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.

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Pirates of Lost Treasure plans Mardi Gras flotilla

January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 – Perdido Key, FL (PK) -Come join the party by land or by sea as the Pirates of Lost Treasure Pirate Flotilla invades the waters of Perdido Key. Enter your boat and join the parade for a chance at a $100 prize awarded for each category!! Most spirited crew, most original theme, and best decorated boat and it cost $25 and completed entry form to enter your vessel.

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