Last Art Market of 2014 to be Nov. 1

October 31, 2014

The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will host its final Art Market of the year on Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Meyer Park in Gulf Shores. Approximately 40 artists will be exhibiting their original works of art for the culmination of this well-attended event. Visitors can also enjoy live musical entertainment, children’s art activities and concessions.

via Gulf Shores, AL – Official Website.

One Suspect ID’d, Police Search for 2nd Shoplifting Suspect – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 31, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Spanish Fort Police hope to make another arrest after two women lead officers on a chase down Highway 181. It happened Wednesday night when police attempted to stop a car with no lights. Chief David Edgar tells Local 15 News Dora Marie Loftin, 42, is one of those suspects.

via One Suspect ID’d, Police Search for 2nd Shoplifting Suspect – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Gulf Shores remodeling building for city store – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

October 30, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. — The city of Gulf Shores has found a way to kill two birds with one stone – or in this case, save two birds. The first is to restore the historical building located at U.S. Highway 59 and Clubhouse Drive, and the second, to open a city store where items that represent the city’s brand, “Small Town, Big Beach,” will be available to the public and create a physical presence in the community.

via Gulf Shores remodeling building for city store – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Texas man gets 70-month sentence in trafficking case – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 30, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – A Texas man was sentenced in federal court to 70 months imprisonment for his role in driving a load of cocaine and heroin from Texas through Baldwin County in route to Florida. Jose Mauricio Lopez, 46, of Houston, was arrested in November 2013, charged with trafficking cocaine and trafficking heroin.

via Texas man gets 70-month sentence in trafficking case – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Cain’s Piggly Wiggly Cost Plus celebrates 25 years in Loxley – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 30, 2014

LOXLEY, Ala. – Jan Shipp remembers her first day on the job. “I saw (owner Tommy Cain) come walking down the aisle,” she said, “this handsome man with his dark hair and mustache and I thought, ‘uh oh, I’m in trouble.’” Seriously, she says, over the years, she has come to view Cain and his family, very much like her family.

via Cain’s Piggly Wiggly Cost Plus celebrates 25 years in Loxley – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Emailed bomb threat causes stir in Foley | AL.com

October 30, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama – A bomb threat made via email against Foley High School faculty and staff Tuesday night continues to be investigated by police. In a news release issued late Wednesday, Foley police Lt. David White said the email identified the sender as a current Foley High student who was questioned by investigators after police and fire personnel responded to the school to evacuate and secure it.

via Emailed bomb threat causes stir in Foley | AL.com.

Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

October 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Consumers around the nation can’t be sure what kind of shrimp they’re buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico.

via Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Owen on Baldwin Co. Supt. Job – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 30, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) He grew up in Silverhill, remembers Highway 98 when it was a country road through Daphne and Fairhope, and now the educator is poised to become the next superintendent of schools in Baldwin County. But does Robbie Owen want the job? Robbie Owen was the first and only principal at Rockwell Elementary in Spanish Fort. It’s been his life for 18 years. Now, he’s the odds-on favorite to become the county’s new school superintendent.

via EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Owen on Baldwin Co. Supt. Job – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Fishing the Coast: Using Live Shrimp – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 30, 2014

(WPMI) Everything loves a live shrimp, speckle trout, red fish, flounder, everything loves them. However, we’re coming to a great time of the year when you don’t have to use live bait to catch the fish. Artificial shrimp comes in different sizes, colors and shapes. Some come with a heavy weight already on there, some don’t have much weight, and of course you have different color options to choose.

via Fishing the Coast: Using Live Shrimp – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Spanish Fort Police Search for Shoplifting Suspect – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 30, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Police officials tell Local 15 News one woman is in custody and another is on the run after leading police on a chase. Police say their vehicle was full of stolen items from a local shopping mall. Police Chief Edgar said the incident began innocently. An officer attempted to pull over a vehicle that didn’t have its lights on.

via Spanish Fort Police Search for Shoplifting Suspect – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Mirams Eighth Annual Taste of the Islands is Dec. 5

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Mystical Order of Mirams are proud to announce the 8th Annual “Taste of the Islands” to be Friday, Dec. 5. This year our culinary extravaganza will host more than 35 restaurants from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding areas. The Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf will be the location for this holiday gala, which will consist of food sampling, all inclusive cocktails and musical entertainment.

via Mirams Eighth Annual Taste of the Islands is Dec. 5.

Craft favors larger projects with RESTORE Act money – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 29, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — With the possibility of RESTORE Act money becoming a reality, Mayor Robert Craft of Gulf Shores says members of a committee who will vote on spending that money are faced with two choices. “One school of thought is to do some projects in each community for that community,” Craft said. “And the other school of thought is we do two or three really big, important things that would never get done otherwise.”

via Craft favors larger projects with RESTORE Act money – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores strategic plan includes East Beach bypass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 29, 2014

GULF SHORES — On Monday the City Council will likely vote to adopt a strategic plan that includes, among other things, development of an East Beach Bypass aimed at getting traffic off of East Beach Boulevard. The goal is to reroute Alabama 182 traffic likely down either East First Street or East Second Street to a new major intersection with Alabama 59 with the intent of making East Beach Boulevard a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly area.

via Gulf Shores strategic plan includes East Beach bypass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Zip line may be ‘big idea’ at Beauvoir in Biloxi | Infoboxes | The Sun Herald

October 29, 2014

The zip line at Orange Beach, Ala., brings in $1.5 million a year, he said, and the same company would do the one he proposes at Beauvoir near the back of the property. He said it’s just as fitting on the historic site as the cell tower, and the presidential library that doesn’t match the architecture of Jefferson Davis’ house.

via Zip line may be ‘big idea’ at Beauvoir in Biloxi | Infoboxes | The Sun Herald.

Bayside Academy celebrates Unity Day – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 29, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. – Bayside Academy’s students, faculty, and staff wore orange accessories today in support of National Unity Day, sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Additionally, peer counselors created orange “Unite Against Bullying” banners for each building for students to sign, and a huge paper chain was created to show Bayside’s unity against bullying.

via Bayside Academy celebrates Unity Day – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Eastern Shore traffic light study will look at improving synchronization of signals | AL.com

October 29, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama — A study in Baldwin County will look at how to improve the synchronization of 17 traffic lights from County Road 44 to U.S. 31. The Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization, Baldwin County, Fairhope, Spanish Fort and Daphne are teaming to fund the $35,822 study. The study will look at what is the best system to use to ensure that the traffic lights are in sync and are adjusting to the amount of traffic on the roads, said Matthew Brown, coordinator of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

via Eastern Shore traffic light study will look at improving synchronization of signals | AL.com.

Last Gulf Shores Art Market of the year is Nov. 1

October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The last Art Market of this year will be Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Meyer Park, 400 E. 22nd Ave. in Gulf Shores. The Art Market is hosted by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores. Approximately 40 artists will be exhibiting their original work for the culmination of this festive event. Visitors will also enjoy live musical entertainment, children’s art activities and concessions.

via Last Gulf Shores Art Market of the year is Nov. 1.

Sex-with-student, harassment charges lead to arrest and suspension of Baldwin teacher – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 28, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. — A 22-year-old Baldwin County (AL) school teacher was booked and shortly thereafter released on bond Monday morning on seven separate misdemeanor charges apparently involving sex with a student or students. Isaac Willis Evans of Daphne was booked into Baldwin County jail at 9:40 am October 27th, according to BCSO corrections records.

via Sex-with-student, harassment charges lead to arrest and suspension of Baldwin teacher – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

OBFD trains for possible Ebola cases | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

October 28, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – While there are no cases of Ebola in Baldwin County or Alabama, the fire fighters down in Orange Beach said it’s important for them to be ready if that changes. We’re just trying to be prepared as much as we can to protect our people and to provide the highest level of patient care we can in a safe manner,” Lt. Bruce Nelson said.


via OBFD trains for possible Ebola cases | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Just in time for Drunksgiving: ‘Party Down South’ celeb launches online store | AL.com

October 28, 2014

The beer-bong market has its first celebrity: Ryan “Daddy” Richards, the hard-partying Orange Beach resident who has gained fame as a cast member of the CMT show ”Party Down South,” has opened an official online store. Meanwhile, CMT has revealed a few more details on two holiday specials it’ll be airing this holiday season, the upcoming “Party Down South: Drunksgiving” and “Party Down South: Christmas Hangover.” And because excess is a running theme here, “Party Down South 2″ is also ready to launch.

via Just in time for Drunksgiving: ‘Party Down South’ celeb launches online store | AL.com.

Caribe Resort Voted Best Meeting Site in Alabama – PR.com

October 28, 2014

Orange Beach, AL, October 28, 2014 –(PR.com)– It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, presented Caribe Resort with a 2014 Readers’ Choice Award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Caribe Resort has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor.

via Caribe Resort Voted Best Meeting Site in Alabama – PR.com.

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