8/27/14 Wednesday Live Music Line-up
ORANGE BEACH — If a school system is voted in with a yes vote on a tax referendum on Sept. 23, the new system would not “opt out” of the state’s Education Foundation Program funding, a lawyer retained by the city said Tuesday. Jeremiah Mosley of Riley and Associates, a lobbying firm retained by Orange Beach, said that was never the case
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The Baldwin County school system is conducting a random phone survey of parents to gather their ideas on how the district should cope with increasing enrollment. The survey will involve 500-600 calls to parents in the 30,000-student system, said Terry Wilhite, the school system’s spokesman.
August 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Mary Lou Nicolai will begin a six-week course in watercolor at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery beginning Sept. 25 and ending Oct. 30. Her classes will be on Thursday nights from 5:30 until 8:30. Nicolai began taking art lessons at age 11 at the Adelee Wendel School of Art in Indianapolis. She later attended the John Herron Art Institute.
ALABAMA-FLORIDA GULF COAST — The mighty power boats of Thunder on the Gulf rolled into the Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday afternoon, and began rumbling across the Gulf of Mexico on Friday afternoon off of Cotton Bayou as hundreds of people looked from the beach and the water.
Orange Beach, AL, August 27, 2014 –(PR.com)– Caribe Resort is proud to announce their sponsorship with Crimson Tide Sports Network for the 2014 football season.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The Baldwin County Drug Task Force has concluded a three-year investigation involving methamphetamine manufacturing, trafficking and distribution. Twenty-four people were indicted and pled guilty to various federal drug crimes. According to a press release issued Tuesday by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office investigations command, all of the defendants were prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Alabama
CODEN, Ala. — It’s more about looking forward than looking back for Kenny and Brenda Heaton as the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. But what happened then has shaped their today.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – It’s been 14 months since the city of Spanish Fort received a grant for emergency sirens throughout the city. The sirens were supposed to be in place in the spring of 2014, but city officials say they won’t come until fall now.
via Another delay in Spanish Fort emergency sirens | FOX10 News – Mobile.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) – Business owners at the TKR Center across the street from the Eastern Shore Center received a certified letter Tuesday from Whitney Bank telling them the foreclosed building has been sold and they have 10 days to vacate the property. ”I can’t talk too much I’ll cry,” said Baby Talk Eastern Shore Owner Jerri Carlisle. Carlisle says it’s a devastating blow to her business, which she’s worked over the past year to build.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Less than a week after a pedestrian was hit near the Tidewater Condos, Orange Beach Police said Kathy Jones was hit and killed just west of Live Bait. “Ms. Jones had recently been in the hospital for a blood clot in her leg. It’s possible that she was not moving as quickly across the road as one might that had not encountered that situation. That’s information that we’d gotten from the family,” Lt. Steve Brown said.
via Orange Beach Police name victim in pedestrian death | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores Police need help identifying this burglary suspect from a burglary at a business during the weekend. If you have any information please call 251-968-1195.
The burglarized business was the Dippin Dots ice cream shop.
The calendar may not say it but the beaches are already starting show it. The summer season is coming to a close. A hand full of beach goers claim their spot on the sand for one of the last days of the summer season. ”We would rather be here than anywhere,” says Randy Carmichael from Birmingham. “This is my favorite place.”
via Summer Season Coming to a Close.
TENSAW, Alabama — The 2014 Living History and Reenactment weekend will be held at Fort Mims. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30-31. The Saturday opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. with the raising of the 15-star ‘period correct’ flag.
Kristie Wheeles was hanging out with some friends on Orange Beach, one night, when she found something. “I just kind of felt down in the sand and found it,” Wheeles said. That was back in 2003; 10 years ago! But somehow, the ring managed to stay put despite several major storms along the gulf coast. It’s not been easy finding the owner either…even though Wheels knew his name.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The buzz around Orange Beach is a nice hum as Labor Day approaches. Congratulations to Annette Mitchell, Orange Beach’s newest council person. Don’t forget that Flipper’s at Bear Point Marina has snow cones that have Eddie Boy’s homemade ice cream in the bottom, just like on the North Shore of Oahu.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – Gulf State Park officials are working toward opening a new lakeside dog park and a fundraising event is in the works. The park will host Paws in the Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Gulf State Park Lake Shelby Picnic Area, where the new dog-friendly area will be located, next to the Hummingbird Zipline, just off the beach highway.
A woman has been sentenced to five years probation for credit card theft in Foley. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced Friday that 34-year-old Stephanie Holliefield received that sentence, as well as the order to pay $2,406.96 in restitution. “Mrs. Hollifield pled guilty on May 15, 2014, to unlawfully using the credit cards she stole from the home of her employer,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
FOLEY, Ala. — As of next week, the North Foley Visitors Center will be no more. City of Foley Leisure Tourism Marketing Director LaDonna Hinesley has announced that the city’s Downtown Visitors Center, located on Alabama Highway 59, will now house the marketing and visitors’ staff.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — How do you see Fairhope in the next five years? What opportunities do you see for Fairhope in the next five years? What are some things that threaten to take away Fairhope’s charm? If these are questions that you want to explore with City leaders and others from our community, please plan to attend a meeting on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fairhope Public Library.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon should not have to testify at a hearing this week because the defense can’t justify its “extraordinary demand to call the county’s chief prosecutor as a defense witness,” according to a motion.
The eyes of America have been glued to illegal immigration lately, with stories of immigrant children possibly being housed in Alabama and President Obama expected to grant executive amnesty to five million illegal immigrants by the end of the summer. That’s why News 5 viewers reacted the way they did when they sent us this picture of what they believed to be illegal immigrants being bused in to the Daphne civic center parking lot.
via Are Illegal Immigrants Being Bused To Daphne?.
The snapper stocks are stronger than they’ve ever been in history. Everybody who studies them and gets out on the water knows that. It’s primarily because of all the habitat that’s been created since the 1940s — all the oil platforms along the Louisiana and Texas coasts as well as the artificial reefs. In Alabama, for instance, we have 17,000 artificial reefs off our coast that probably hold 20 to 25 million pounds of snapper, so the stocks are stronger than they’ve ever been in history.
DAPHNE, Alabama – Daniel Lyndall has been named general manager of Daphne Utilities where he has served as assistant general manager since 2006. He replaces Rob McElroy who will be leaving the utility at the end of August to take a position with Algae Systems.
MOBILE, Alabama – Jo Bonner’s unexpected resignation from Congress last year resulted in a boon to one particular group – his fellow politicians. Bonner, R-Mobile, left office in August 2013 to take a job as vice chancellor of the University of Alabama System.
8/24/14 Sunday Live Music Line-up
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — City safety officials have confirmed the death of a pedestrian struck by a minivan taxi on Perdido Beach Boulevard, the latest in a long string of casualties on that highway from car-on-pedestrian accidents.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) One of the busiest stretches of roadway in Orange Beach has proven itself to be dangerous for pedestrians. A fatal accident on Perdido Beach Boulevard on Saturday morning left one woman dead and several people in the city calling for a change along the roadway.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Hundreds of people lined the beach Cotton Bayou public beach to catch the mighty power boats of Thunder on the Gulf on Friday afternoon.
Bonner, a Republican who was serving his sixth term in the House of Representatives, had more than $125,000 in his campaign account when he announced in May of last year that he would resign from office to take a job with the University of Alabama System. Afterward, the campaign slowly spent that money, spending cash on bills, plane trips, tickets and restaurant meals.