Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said he was made aware of details of the plan on Monday, but was disappointed he or other OrangeB each officials weren’t in on the talks or planning for a new facility.
“I don’t know how to comment because we were not included in the discussion about the so-called Orange Beach-Gulf Shores High School,” Kennon said. “We were not involved in the planning. Supposedly it’s been going on for two years, as he said. It’s amazing that they kept it away from us for two years.”
via Gulf Shores announces plan for innovative new island high school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
FOLEY, Ala. — A Wednesday afternoon car chase in Foley has resulted in the arrest of one man and the death of another. Maj. Anthony Lowery of Baldwin County Major Crimes explained that chain of events leading up to that chase actually started with an attempted traffic stop.
via Police pursuit ends in fatal crash – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
As we approach four years since the Deepwater Horizon accident, memories of that day, the tragic loss of eleven lives, and the difficult time that followed remain vivid for BP and many along the Gulf Coast.
via BP president: Along the Gulf Coast, resilience and signs of recovery | AL.com.
Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf is hosting the 2014 L.A. Gumbo Festival that will take place on Main Street at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. on Mother’s Day weekend. Kicking off the weekend will be the Gumbo on the Gulf VIP Reception at Heron Pointe at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9 with celebrity Chefs cooking up their best gumbo recipes.
via L.A. Gumbo Festival Returns to The Wharf – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
A Milton man and land-based shark fisherman believes he and his cousin may have reeled in their latest world record catch last night. Earnie Polk, 43, claims he and Joey Polk caught an 11-foot-long, 805-pound shortfin mako shark off of a Gulf Coast beach last night. He said they hooked the shark at about 10:30 p.m., and it took about an hour to bring the beast to shore.
via Milton man and cousin hook monster mako off Gulf Coast beach | Pensacola News Journal | pnj.com.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Gulf Coast Athletic Club has rescheduled its annual golf tournament. The 12th annual GCAC Golf Tournament is now scheduled for June 27 at Craft Farms with 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. shotgun start with four-person scramble.
via GCAC reschedules 12th annual Golf Tournament | AL.com.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applicants for a newly created temporary advisory panel . It’s called the Ad Hoc Red Snapper For-Hire IFQ Advisory Panel.
via Volunteers needed for Red Snapper Advisory Panel | FOX10 News – Mobile.
DAPHNE, Ala. — Police are seeking any information regarding the whereabouts of Cornelius Lee “Nick” Watson, a suspect considered armed and dangerous.
via Daphne Police seeking “armed and dangerous” suspect – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
April 16, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL OBA – The Orange Beach Golf Center is starting their PGA JR League for Boys & Girls – Ages 8-13 at the Center. Players of all levels are welcome and each child will play in every competition. All competitions will be played at the Orange Beach Golf Center.
via Orange Beach Golf Center PGA Jr. Summer League Starting – OBA.
But Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon says no one has contacted him about building the new school. Kennon says the lack of communication is more reason to split from the school system.
via Gulf Shores Mayor Wants To Build A New High School
April 16, 2014 – Montgomery, AL – If you want to see what a busy schedule looks like, go to www.alapark.com and check out what’s happening at Alabama State Parks this spring. “We just had the ShrimpFest at Gulf State Park, and it was a huge success,” said State Parks Director Greg Lein. “There were more than 2,000 people who came out and participated.”
via State parks schedule filled to the brim for 2014 – Orange Beach Community Website.
April 15, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach will host Preschool Creative Workshops for 4- and 5-year -olds in the coming months. A pottery class will be Friday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and a painting class is set for Wednesday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.
via Arts center to offer classes to preschoolers – Orange Beach Community Website.
Bama Coast Cruise, a car show produced by MotorSports Productions, Inc. and sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts and The Wharf, is returning to Orange Beach, Alabama April 25 & 26, 2014.
via Bama Coast Cruise returns to The Wharf April 25-26.
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — A Hattiesburg man pleaded guilty today to production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced today.
via Hattiesburg man pleads guilty to producing child pornography in Orange Beach | gulflive.com.
FOLEY, Ala. — A grand-opening celebration will be held Friday, April 18, at Graham Creek Nature Preserve to debut the park’s new Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. The event will begin at 11 a.m.
via Outdoor classroom opens April 18 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
The active search for Deepwater Horizon oil along the Gulf Coast ended Tuesday, when the final three miles of shoreline in Louisiana were removed from active cleanup status, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
via Final stretch of Gulf coast removed from active cleanup status | News | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Heavy rainfall on Monday resulted in three separate sewage overflows in the city of Robertsdale. According to releases issued by the Baldwin County Health Department, the city reported overflow at the lift station located at 22891 College St., resulting in between 100,000 and 1 million gallons being discharged into Rock Creek.
via Heavy rains cause more sewage overflows in Robertsdale – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Baldwin County Deputy Sgt. Benjamin Burke doesn’t believe his duty as a law enforcement officer ends when he takes off his badge and gun. ”When I go home, I’m still a deputy sheriff,” he said. “I still have to act in that capacity. I still have to act when I see something whether I am wearing my flip flops and my shorts headed to the beach or whether I am wearing my badge and in my patrol car.”
via Baldwin County deputies plea for disability insurance turned down | AL.com.
Now you can take in the majesty of the Gulf Coast sea floor without sticking a toe in the water. The Okeanos Explorer ship is live streaming the final leg of its 59-day research expedition in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico and the West Florida Escarpment until it ends on April 30.
via Gulf Coast seafloor, sea creatures broadcast online in NOAA expedition | AL.com.
As water rose overnight looking for a dry spot was harder for some than others. “The property hasn’t done this since Hurricane Ivan,” says Silverhill Police Chief Kim Wasden. In Silverhill, a call for help as dozens of goats were left stranded in a flooded field some up to their necks in water. Their owner is hospitalized in Georgia.
via Flood Waters and Rescued Goats in Baldwin