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GULF SHORES, AL — A water line split on Fort Morgan Road in west Gulf Shores overnight Aug. 31 or sometime Sept. 1 left several homes without water in the area of Little Lagoon. General Manager Cliff Johnson of Gulf Shores Utilities said crews were working to repair the line that is about two and a half miles west of Alabama 59 on the south side of Fort Morgan Road.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – If you’ve been down to the sands of Orange Beach recently, you probably have seen a lifeguard or two walking the sands. Something you may not have taken a good look at is their uniform shirt with the words “Molly’s Patrol.” “The partnership with the Bryant family has been tremendous because with their help, we’re able to get things that we’ve needed without having to go through the traditional means of purchasing it,” Melvin Shepard, Beach Safety supervisor for Orange Beach, said.
via Family raises money to support Orange Beach lifeguards | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Noah Logan sat in the sand at Alabama’s most popular beach on Labor Day around 1 p.m. With his legs in a sand hole, Logan, 19, of Mobile, Ala., was patiently waiting for a buddy to return with the one item that would make his holiday complete.
Orange Beach, Alabama – Red flags were flying on Alabama beaches on Labor Day but that didn’t stop people from enjoying the last day of their long weekend. As temperatures hovered in the low 90s in Orange Beach, families waded in the water and played in the surf despite the presence of rough surf and a strong current. Kayakers and sail boats floated by as teenagers plunged into the water from the concrete supports of Perdido Pass Bridge.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – With many people from out of town already headed north Monday, the locals said it was the perfect opportunity to catch a few choice waves. “Not many waves come through, but about a month and half’s gone by without even a little sneaker, long board wave or anything. It’s been like a lake and now finally there’s waves and everyone’s out here,” Harrison Butler, an Orange Beach surfer, said.
via Surfers hit the Gulf Coast beaches for Labor Day | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) For hundreds the Labor Day weekend ended with a traffic jam on State Highway 59 North. Mostly locals remained at the beaches and it was locals like Donna Orrell from Mobile that were here to check in after the crowds were gone. ”We did this last year, all my sisters. The rates go down plus it’s not as crowded, it’s just nice, kids are in school so it’s a lot more fun for us,” said Orrell, who was checking in with her family Monday.
GULF SHORES, AL – Kori Harrell, Gulf Shores High School student, has been selected to receive the Lions Young Leaders in Service Award, presented by the Gulf Shores Lions Club and Lions Club International. Designed to encourage youth to serve in their community, this award is presented to young people who complete 50 or 100 hours of community service in a 12-month period. Harrell received a Gold Seal Award for 100 hours of service.
WKRG News 5 wants to congratulate Daphne High School’s Olivia Buchanan. She beat out 19 other Baldwin County Senior girls to win The Baldwin County Distinguished Young Woman competition.
via Daphne’s Olivia Buchanan Crowned Distinguished Young Woman.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – Although thousands flocked to the beaches for the Labor Day weekend, many people still had to work on the national holiday. Labor Day weekend was a huge weekend for many in the service industry, particularly for restaurants. On a day when most businesses were closed, Mr. Gene’s Beans neon ice cream sign read “Open.” This was Katherine Word’s first holiday working at the ice cream shop and she said it was a hectic weekend.
via Eastern Shore restaurants have big Labor Day business | FOX10 News – Mobile.
Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico’s coast over the Bay of Campeche. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with additional strengthening forecast until it makes landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dolly will approach Mexico’s coast by Tuesday night and move inland by Wednesday morning.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. – Rescue crews pulled a man from the gulf on Pensacola Beach Monday afternoon. Lifeguards say he was unresponsive as he was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown at the moment.
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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — With Labor Day right around the corner, families are heading to the beach for a little vacation time. However, the rough surf continues which means it’s best to be cautious if you decide to get in the gulf.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package along the Alabama-Florida line celebrated the end of the high tourist season with a bikini contest that attracted hundreds of people.
Motorists may suffer a few traffic delays along Perdido Key Drive next month in the name of making life easier for endangered beach mice.
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – John “Marc” Robertson is heading back to his home in Daphne Sunday with a big smile and the promise of a $40,000 Kia. Robertson, who is a commercial diver, won the Kia Kickoff field goal competition at the Alabama vs. West Virginia football game in Atlanta, Saturday.
August 31, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Red Roots, acclaimed Christian country/gospel/bluegrass singers will be in performance on Saturday, September 13th, at 7:00 pm at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church sanctuary, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway. Tickets at $10 per person will be available for sale at the church office Monday thru Friday (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and at the door on Sept. 13. All concert proceeds go to support the music ministry of GSUMC.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – On Monday the Friends of the Orange Beach Public Library will host an Author Wine and Cheese event at the Orange Beach Senior Activity Center. This event will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature talks from authors Cindy Bates Muir, Charles R. McInnis and Sylvia Williams Dodgen. It is free and open to the public.
Margaret Biggs starts every morning sitting in her living room where she has a personal quiet time spent meditating, reading various pieces of spiritual literature, and sitting in silence and prayer, as she takes in the view from her window looking out over the Pensacola Bay.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – Just three hours before the Auburn football team kicked off the 2014 season against Arkansas, Tiger fan Barry Stuart of Evergreen sat in a large Auburn flag flapping in the breeze, sipping a cold beverage in a coozie and watching the unusually large waves crash in the Gulf of Mexico with his wife Amanda and another couple.
The USS Alabama Living History Crew took to the deck of the USS Alabama Saturday afternoon to recreate a World War II-like aerial attack as onlookers watched onboard the ship.The bi-monthly drill held by the volunteer group brought an audience of all ages, and the group said it is always looking for volunteers, even if they don’t have experience in the military. The kids in the crowd said they had a great time and they thought the flyover “was really cool.”
via USS Alabama Living history crew brings World War II history to life | FOX10 News – Mobile.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Veteran Gulf Coast entertainer Elaine Petty has been visiting Belgium for the past few months and doing shows over there. She’s back stateside for a short visit before returning and on Aug. 27 teamed up with old bandmates Rhonda Hart and Doug Habbena to bring the Smokin’ Elvises back to life.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Rough surf and red flag conditions greeted vacationers who came to Alabama’s beaches on Friday, extending the three-day Labor Day weekend to four for many.
Weather may play a role in this weekend festivities but for folks that are on their way down here or already here, it really doesn’t matter. Let the games begin. The Labor Day weekend is officially underway. ”It’s nice to be out of town on vacation,” says Karen Lively from Columbus, GA., “and off of work.”
via Labor Day Underway at Baldwin Beaches.
LOXLEY, Ala. (WPMI) Gulf Coast beaches are expected to be packed with tourists this Labor Day weekend and this is the second big event for the Baldwin Beach Express. The hope was that it would make travel quicker and easier to get to the coast. The only problem is a lot of vacationers don’t even know it’s there.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has two seven week old Bengal tigers that they have recently started allowing the public to play with in what they call “encounters.” The white tiger is Leonardo, and the orange one is Raphael. The Bengal is one of five species of tigers, all of which are critically endangered.
via Gulf Coast Zoo gets young Bengal tigers | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – Looking to add some character to a mixed-use neighborhood tucked just off the state highway, a local dentist’s effort to open a new brewery gained momentum this week with an approval by the Planning Commission.
PERDIDO KEY — As the blues legend Muddy Waters once sang, “Yeah, deep down in Florida, Well, Well that’s the place I long to be.” We have a feeling he was singing about Perdido Key. The second annual Kayak, BBQ and Blues Festival will feature kayak and paddleboard races, a barbeque cook-off, live blues music, fireworks and an all-day flyboarding demonstration.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama – Three of five properties included in The National Auction Group Inc.’s recent three-day Baldwin County event found buyers, including the 123-acre Melvin Plash Lane farm in Gulf Shores. The farm, which was being offered either in its entirety or in three separate tracts, fetched $2 million after bidding closed Aug. 25. The property includes a four-bedroom, three-bath home, lake, barns, swimming pool and fencing.