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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – A vote to determine the future of education in the city is just four weeks away and the push is on between tax increase opponents and supporters of an independent school system. At the heart of the issue is a Sept. 23 referendum where voters will decide on a 5-mill property tax hike.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – The big boats were racing just off the beach on Friday, Aug. 22 in Orange Beach.
GULF COAST (WALA) – Thunder on the Gulf is finishing its first day along the Gulf Coast. Friday’s races were in Orange Beach. Saturday’s takes place in Pensacola. Organizers said the event attracts plenty of visitors and also takes plenty of preparation.
via The sounds of Thunder on the Gulf | FOX10 News – Mobile.
SPANISH FORT, Alabama — Joel Nobles of Daphne killed his first alligator Friday night at the Mobile-Tensaw Delta’s 9th gator hunt – and then it came back to life. After the hunter shot the gator with a bang stick, it turned out gators can play possum.
SPANISH FORT, Alabama — The ninth Alabama alligator season is winding down, with just one more night left for hunters to check their alligators at the south zone weigh station at the Five Rivers Delta Center in Spanish Fort.
With the state’s alligator hunting season winding down there will be a number of folks who will suddenly find themselves with an abundance of fresh alligator meat with no clue how to cook it.
NAS PENSACOLA — Flight students aboard NAS Pensacola got up close and personal with different aircraft they may end up working on or flying in the future. It’s part of the 479th Flying Training Group’s Career Day. ”Now we’re giving them the opportunity to come out and put their fingers on the aircraft and actually talk to the crew, to sit in the seats and look at the airplane” said Maj. Dwayne Killebrew, U.S. Air Force.
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Thursday afternoon Gulf Shores Police identified the deceased as Johnnie Keith Kelley, 59, of Orange Beach. According to Gulf Shores Public Information Officer Cpl. Josh Coleman, Gulf Shores police received a call at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of East Canal Road for a domestic incident.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Boats were put in and taken out at the boat basin of the old Walker Marina near the Pleasure Island Tiki on Thursday for practice for Friday’s Thunder on the Gulf races.
GULF SHORES, AL – The Gulf Shores Swim Team welcomed more than 300 swimmers as they hosted the Gulf Coast Area Aquatic League Championship at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center on July 25 and 26. Swimmers representing nine area teams competed in 136 events during the course of the meet.
Baldwin Beach Express, a quicker way to and from the beaches and a faster way to get around the south part of the county according to Teresa Kichler who uses it every day. “It’s better than being on 98 driving through the traffic going through school zones.”
via Changes Possible to Baldwin Express.
BON SECOUR, Ala. (WPMI) The weekend arrives and you herd the kids into the car, point the car southbound on Highway 59 and head straight for the beach. But when you get past Foley, to County Road 10, take a right. In less than five minutes you’ll leave the traffic behind and find yourself in the tranquil little fishing village of Bon Secour. Loosely translated, that’s French for “safe harbor.” In fact, the first Europeans to the area were from France and Spain.
BON SECOUR, Ala. (WPMI) Twice a week, it is Ann Jones’ pleasure to guide you through a piece of Coastal Alabama’s past. ”This is not considered a mansion,” she said, standing in period costume before a two story white house. “No, a southern mansion. It’s kind of a Tide Water big house.”
DAPHNE, Ala. — The city will celebrate the grand re-opening of its popular Gator Alley walking attraction on Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. at the boardwalk over D’Olive Creek. Refreshments will be provided and served at the Hampton Inn following the ceremony.
ELBERTA, Ala. — A library in Elberta may not be too far off. The idea to add such a facility opened Tuesday’s Elberta Town Council Workshop with by Councilwoman Betty Wood and Alma Doege indicating that they had begun researching the endeavor.
SILVERHILL – The Silverhill Town Council voted Monday night to extend enforcement of the town’s building code ordinance to the town’s police jurisdiction.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A judge ruled Thursday that a grand jury should hear the case against a Spanish Fort man accused of shooting at officers and trying to set fire to an apartment during a roughly eight-hour standoff last month. The standoff that involved James Seay, 59, happened at The Arlington at Eastern Shore, 10558 Eastern Shore Blvd. The standoff started shortly after 10 p.m. July 1 and ended with Seay’s arrest shortly before 6 a.m. July 2, police said.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Foley man who was found guilty this week of raping a 77-year-old deaf woman in 2012 is set to be sentenced Oct. 23. A Baldwin County jury took about 20 minutes on Wednesday to convict Stephen Scott, 21, of the 200 block of West Verbena Avenue, of first-degree rape and first-degree burglary, Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz said.
When he cut open the gator’s stomach, he saw a pair of ears. He pulled on them, and out came the carcass of a fully intact, yet deteriorated, adult female deer.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. — Next week, the Alabama Department of Transportation will let out the project to repair the Causeway/I-10 bridge exit damaged during a fiery accident on July 31. The truck driven by Carlos Lyles, 38, hit a guardrail on the ramp, overturned and burst into flames at about 1 a.m., officials said. Lyles escaped by kicking out a window.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – In a recent survey released by an independent security company, Daphne was named one of the top 15 cities in the state to live in and the only city in the southern half of the state to make the list. Safe Choice Security did a crime rate survey on 300 Alabama cities with the results based on violent crimes and property crimes.
via Daphne makes safest cities list | FOX10 News – Mobile.
Thunder on the Gulf! The speed boat racers are coming to Pensacola, FL and Orange Beach, AL. Racers from around the country are coming to compete. Some have raced Orange Beach before, but this everyone’s first time racing in Pensacola Bay.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Chief Billy Wilkins said a suspect in a shooting in Gulf Shores fled to Orange Beach where he stopped his vehicle in the parking lot near the Designed By You Jewelry store and the former Lester’s Restaurant location and shot himself there.
Supporters of an independent school system say Orange Beach will spend nearly twice as much per student than the average, Alabama school system. According to the Committee for Orange Beach Educational Excellence, the city will spend about 15-thousand per child, which includes capital and allows lower student to teacher ratios.
FAIRHOPE ̶ Wednesday morning at Julwin’s Restaurant, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) sat down with members of the Gulf Coast Newspapers’ editorial staff to speak about goings-on in Alabama’s First Congressional district and Baldwin County.
According to a report issued by OBPD, “We did have a pedestrian struck on (Ala. Hwy) 182 around the Tidewater Condominiums. It was a 23-year-old female from out of state. She was walking across the road North to South. The driver of SUV didn’t see the pedestrian in the roadway and struck her. She was transported to Sacred Heart and she’s in SICU.
Race teams head to Orange Beach on Thursday and Friday before returning to Pensacola. Testing begins in Pensacola Bay at 12p.m. on Saturday. Boats will be launched at noon on Sunday from race village at the slip between the Port of Pensacola and Plaza DeLuna. The first race start is scheduled for 1p.m. on Sunday. ”Anytime you line up boats with 3,300 horsepower engines on a liquid track changing with every lap there’s bound to be surprises,” says Miss GEICO powerboat driver Marc Granet.
August 21, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery will begin a series of dance lessons in the South Gallery beginning in September. Classes will be every Tuesday night beginning Sept. 2. Dances being taught are East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Merengue, Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, Shag, Hustle, Waltz and Tango. Singles are welcome as are beginners, intermediate and advanced students. The cost is $12 per person for this family friendly event.