8/19/14 Tuesday Live Music Line-Up
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The free Kenny Chesney concert at the Flora-Bama on Saturday was so successful and went off so flawlessly even organizers were surprised at the result. Co-owner and General Manager Cam Price was still tossing out superlatives days afterward.
Emergency responders from Florida and Alabama were practically overrun with concertgoers suffering from the effects of heat exhaustion. More than 200 people sought some kind of attention from medical staff on site Saturday. Fifty-five of that number required significant medical attention, with another 17 actually being taken by ambulance to area hospitals.
Reports of people falling unconscious in the sun were frequent.
Delmore’s letter, which has been spread widely over social media sites, says “you blew it.” What follows is a well-thought out letter with examples and sources cited of police actions and procedures and how he thought Johnson mishandled the situation.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) In the wake of the officer involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement agencies across the United States have been pressing for a more widespread use of police body cameras. Technology that several police departments here along the Gulf Coast have been utilizing for years. ”Body cameras have been nothing but beneficial for us,” explained Cpl. Josh Coleman, with Gulf Shores Police Department.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Fall and holiday attire for daytime and evening occasions in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Foley – and really all of Baldwin County – will be on the fashion runway at the Gulf Shores Woman’s Club Charity Style Show and Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – With 1,000 local positions up for grabs, Event Operations Group is hopeful coastal Alabama residents looking for flexible employment might find exactly the right fit through its Gulf Shores regional office. ”We’ve had our Gulf Shores office for some time, but because of new business opportunities in the surrounding area, we decided now was the time to expand to include the Mobile, Foley and Pensacola areas as well,” said Katie Beck, a spokeswoman with the Birmingham-based event management, staffing and security firm.
August 19, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival is currently looking for volunteers for this year’s festival. This year’s Festival is scheduled to take place Oct. 9 – 12 at the main public beach in Gulf Shores. “We love our volunteers. Anyone who wants to help us can sign up by going to Volunteer for Shrimp Festival and click on the Volunteer link,” Ann vonEberstein, Chamber Special Events Director said. “It’s a few hours of hard work, but it’s so much fun and great people to work with.”
August 19, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Wharf is excited to make an end of summer splash with a huge Labor Day Extravaganza. Join us for the conclusion of The Wharf’s 100 Days of Summer presented by Pepsi with a weekend jam packed with live music, fun events and activities for the entire family with the best dining, shopping and entertainment on the coast of Alabama.
August 19, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Annette Mitchell will be sworn in as City of Orange Beach Councilwoman tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19th at 4pm in Council Chambers at City Hall in Orange Beach, Al. Mrs. Mitchell moved to Orange Beach in 2000 after running car dealerships in the midwest and has been actively serving on the City Finance Committee, Planning Commission, the Gulf Coast Health Care Authority and the Orange Beach Advisory Committee.
The 7th Annual Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge, presented by Zatarain’s, will take place on August 27-28,2014 at The Culinary Institute at Faulkner State Community College in Gulf Shores, AL.
Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft and members of the City Council have announced the appointment of Daniel Bond to the position of Environmental/Grants Coordinator. In this role, Bond will serve as the City’s environmental ambassador by establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with the community, public interest groups and public and private partners.
MOBILE, Alabama – Williamson High School, nestled in the shadow of Ladd-Peebles Stadium, is relatively small, with 630 students. But school officials believe enrollment will grow as they implement career tracks with the school’s new Maritime, Engineering and Entrepreneurship signature academy.
The Gulf Coast wetlands have not fared well going on two decades. A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration nationwide analysis shows that from 1996 to 2011 the Gulf Coast region lost 996 square miles of wetlands due to land subsidence and erosion, storms, man-made changes, sea level rise and other factors.
FOLEY, Alabama - For the second year in a row, the Foley Police Department has dedicated full-time officers to each of the city’s four schools. The four school resource officers are on campus from when the first bus rolls in until the last, after school activity ends.
via School Resource Officers Important Part of Campus Safety.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – The City of Daphne voted in favor of a new ordinance on August 18, 2014 that will ban e-cigarette vaping in city buildings and city vehicles. The ordinance does not extend to city parks, or privately owned buildings. The city has been looking to put the ordinance in place after receiving complaints from community members. Three months of discussion led to the final decision.
via Daphne City Council votes yes to vaping ordinance | FOX10 News – Mobile.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) A new school year is officially underway in Baldwin County and the system is expecting more students. In fact Baldwin County schools expect a 2 percent increase in enrollment this year. It’s been said the Baldwin County School System is the fastest growing in the state. It is overall but not everywhere. Crowded hallways don’t always mean that a school is over crowed.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – While Kenny Chesney thrilled a well-behaved crowd of 10s of thousands across the street at the Flora-Bama, I decided to spend my day with a couple of local musicians who would spend their night playing for 10s.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Islander editor John Mullen chronicled the adventures of local duo Midnight Fire, Chris Bryant and Johnny Mullen, during the big day for Kenny Chesney and fans at the Flora-Bama.
You can see crews dismantling the massive stage country singer Kenny Chesney performed on Saturday. Officials say he was sweating after just a few songs, but it was much worse for people who had been standing in 95 degree weather all day with hardly any shade. Around 300 calls were made to paramedics for heat related injuries.
via Chesney Concert Too Hot For Some To Handle.
PERDIDO KEY, Florida — The extreme heat on Saturday drove thousands of people to cool off in the waves before the start of the Kenny Chesney concert at the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package. Thousands of people and hundreds of boats dotted the horizon around 3 p.m., about an hour before the concert was set to start.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — As summer vacation ends and Baldwin County’s schools open on Monday, most students in the county will be worried about getting to class on time, wearing the right color combinations for their uniforms or what they are going to do when the bell rings at 3 p.m.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama – It was a dream nearly 20 years ago that developed what would become Fairhopers Community Park, and over the weekend a new dream was realized. On Saturday morning, local, state and federal officials, anchored by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, along with hundreds of people, were on hand to rededicate the downtown community park after months of extensive renovations and upgrades.
By next spring, visitors to the National Seashore’s Fort Pickens area could see some major changes when they enter the park on Santa Rosa Island.
Starting today, you’ll notice more school buses on the roads and more traffic congestion around schools. Every police department in Baldwin County will be closely patrolling school zones this week. Tickets vary from city to city, but if you are caught speeding in a school zone, be prepared to pay at least a couple hundred dollars because of court costs and fines.
DAPHNE, Ala. WPMI – Summer is officially over for Baldwin County students who will be heading back to school Monday morning. Along with first day jitters and new teachers, students and parents will see a lot of new policies.”I’m excited, that we can be more casual and just be more comfortable,” said Katie Shores.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — In his only announced concert of 2014, and in support of a brand new album recording, worldwide music superstar Kenny Chesney’s show at the Flora-Bama drew tens of thousands to the beachside venue along the state line on August 16th. Crowds began pouring into the venue when gates opened at 10:00 a.m.
Kenny Chesney threw a party on the Florida-Alabama state line on Saturday afternoon, and more than 40,000 of his closest friends were there to celebrate. Chesney’s Flora-Bama-Jama was an unmitigated success. Announced as the country music superstar’s only concert appearance of 2014, the concert was named for the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store, an iconic, 50-year-old roadhouse situated just on the Florida side of the Florida/Alabama state line, in Pensacola.
PERDIDO BEACH, Florida - Country star Kenny Chesney took to the stage at the Flora-Bama Saturday to a crowd of about 30,000 people. The free concert was announced about a month ago, and thousands of fans signed up to received free wristbands to attend.
via Kenny Chesney Brings Thousands to Flora-Bama.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) – As far as the eye could see, thousands of people packed the beach for Kenny Chesney’s Flora-Bama Jama. The country sensation kicked off his free concert most fittingly with his new single “Flora-Bama” and an estimated 30,000 fans were there to sing along.