More cameras on streets in Gulf Shores as police try out new license-plate reading technology | AL.com

September 16, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama – With a specially equipped patrol car, the city’s police department is trying out new license-plate reading technology this month. Through an agreement with California-based Vigilant Solutions, the police department started a free 30-day trial of the company’s Automated License Plate Recognition product on Aug. 26.

via More cameras on streets in Gulf Shores as police try out new license-plate reading technology | AL.com.

Beach Sand Returned after 20 Years

September 16, 2014

This is a beach trip like none other, “Got my “If it fits, it ships” box?” It started 20 years ago. ”Brings back memories of us walking out on the beach as a family.” Tammy and Steve Hall, along with their three children, vacationed in Gulf Shores and decided to take part of it home with them.


via Beach Sand Returned after 20 Years.

Texas man walks through Baldwin on mission to carry cross in all 50 states – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 16, 2014

LOXLEY, Ala. — Just over a year ago, Terry Ray Pollard, then a resident of Texas, set out on a mission to take that calling literally, carrying a cross through all 50 states. In April of 2013, Pollard, an ordained minister, had a street ministry in Fort Worth when a personal crisis forced him to turn to God for direction.

via Texas man walks through Baldwin on mission to carry cross in all 50 states – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Cool Wheels, Hot Wings and Pretty Things benefit for Under His Wings boasts good turnout – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 16, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Rains held off and there was a good turnout on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the PZK Civic Center in Robertsdale for the Cool Wheels, Hot Wings and Pretty Things fundraiser for Under His Wings. The event featured a car and motorcycle show hosted by the Gear Jammers and Mardi Gras MG British car clubs, along with a hot wing eating contest and arts and crafts festival.

via Cool Wheels, Hot Wings and Pretty Things benefit for Under His Wings boasts good turnout – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Fairhope eyesore may soon come down | FOX10 News

September 16, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – An abandoned and dilapidated Fairhope home may soon be destroyed to the delight of neighbors. It’s what’s commonly referred to in real estate as a “zombie home” where there’s a discrepancy between the mortgage holder and the owner of record as to who owns the property. The property is on South Ingleside Street about a block from Thomas Hospital. It’s surrounded by weeds and half of a dead tree has fallen across the roof.


via Fairhope eyesore may soon come down | FOX10 News.

Gulf Shores Police testing new tag recognition technology

September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Gulf Shores Police Department is currently testing License Plate Recognition technology. On Tuesday, Aug/ 26 a License Plate Recognition reader was attached to a GSPD police car to conduct a thirty day demonstration. Vigilant Solutions met with Chief Delmore during the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs conference recently and explained how the system works.

via Gulf Shores Police testing new tag recognition technology.

Orange Beach embarks on quality of life initiatives | FOX10 News

September 15, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Solving traffic problems in Orange Beach has always been a priority for city officials. And it’s not just highways. Pedestrian safety is a big concern as well. Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said the city is looking at accelerating a sidewalk projectin areas along busy Canal Road and on some of the side streets like William Silvers Parkway and Lauder Lane.


via Orange Beach embarks on quality of life initiatives | FOX10 News.

Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Halliburton agrees $1.1bn Gulf oil spill settlement

September 15, 2014

Halliburton Corporation said it has reached a $1.1 billion (£0.7bn) settlement for claims related to its role in BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company, said to be North America’s major oil services provider, was contracted by BP to cement the Mocando oil well in the event of a disaster.

via Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Halliburton agrees $1.1bn Gulf oil spill settlement.

227-lot Firethorne subdivision planned in Fairhope; 3 acres added to Lott Middle School campus | AL.com

September 15, 2014

So far, 29 condominium units have presold in the planned 80-unit Phoenix Gulf Shores on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, according to Tillis Brett of Brett Robinson Real Estate Development Co., the project developer. Site work is already underway on the 22-story tower where three-bedroom units start at $495,000. Brett Robinson paid $3.9 million for almost 2 acres with 200 front feet on the Gulf. Tucker Shaver of REMAX Paradise represented the sellers.

via 227-lot Firethorne subdivision planned in Fairhope; 3 acres added to Lott Middle School campus | AL.com.

Stepped Up Manatee Protection Demanded – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

September 14, 2014

The Center for Biological Diversity’s Florida office singled out the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday for not keeping track of how new watercraft permits for thousands of boat docks, piers and boat ramps are affecting the water mammals. The group has previously sued the federal government over endangered species but declined to say whether it would do so this time.

via Stepped Up Manatee Protection Demanded – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Hooters burglary suspect sought by Gulf Shores police

September 13, 2014

September 12, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Gulf Shores Police Department needs help identifying a burglary suspect. The image at right was recovered from a burglary that occurred at Hooters in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 11. We would like to point out a couple of identifiers to help identify the suspect. He has longer blonde hair, a large ring on his right hand and was wearing flip flops.

via Hooters burglary suspect sought by Gulf Shores police.

‘Crazy Sista’ Lucy Buffett to open second LuLu’s restaurant in Destin in 2015 | AL.com

September 13, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama –  Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, owner of LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, recently announced her plan to open a second LuLu’s location in Destin in a low-key way, via Facebook. She posted: “Uh, did I forget to mention…” along with a photo of a sign at the new spot. “Keep calm and eat gumbo,” the sign reads. “Destin 2015.”

via ‘Crazy Sista’ Lucy Buffett to open second LuLu’s restaurant in Destin in 2015 | AL.com.

Rebranding Gulf Shores – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

September 13, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) It’s been about a year since the city of Gulf Shores introduced its new theme “Small Town Big Beach.” Now the city plans to add something new to catch a visitor’s eye. Its a building shaped like a shrimp boat and those who drive by hardly notice its here. Parts of it have actually been at the entrance to Gulf Shores since 1960.

via Rebranding Gulf Shores – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Spanish Fort Fire Rescue wins Life Safety Achievement Award – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 13, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. – Spanish Fort Fire Rescue was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

via Spanish Fort Fire Rescue wins Life Safety Achievement Award – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Summerdale Council is asked to support home insurance law – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 13, 2014

SUMMERDALE, Ala. — Summerdale town leaders have agreed to support state legislation that would reduce insurance premiums for Baldwin County homeowners. That commitment was made during Monday’s Town Council meeting when representatives of the Homeowners’ Hurricane Insurance Initiative approached the Council with a presentation.

via Summerdale Council is asked to support home insurance law – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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