ORANGE BEACH, AL — Yes, it was a good weekend. Yes, there were relatively few hitches. But … “I don’t know how many of those we can stand, but that one was good,” Mayor Tony Kennon said.
PERDIDO KEY, Florida – Last weekend, Kenny Chesney’s Flora-Bama-Jama event drew an estimated 40,000 people to the state line for an afternoon of free music, hot sun and remarkably few traffic jams. But was the event a one-time occurrence or the first in another annual tradition at the 50-year-old beach bar on the Alabama-Florida state line?
ORANGE BEACH, AL — Many times Annette Mitchell has stood at the lectern in the Orange Beach City Council chambers to address various issues of import to the city. From volunteer organizations to volunteering for city panels like the planning commission and finance committee, hers is a voice often heard.
GULF SHORES, Ala. – Police here say a suspect entered Island Drugs on Alabama Hwy 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway) around 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 19 and demanded drugs and money before fleeing. About 20 minutes later, police said, they had found their man.
GULF SHORES, AL – 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.
Orange Beach, AL— 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.
ELBERTA, Alabama - With more than 17-hundred students, Foley High is at capacity. The school, which is the largest high school in Baldwin County, serves students as far away as Elberta and Lillian. Some believe it’s time to build a new facility in the southeastern end of the county.
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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) A court date has been set to hear a motion to disqualify Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon from a case. Attorney Julian Brackin filed a motion saying Dixon used her office to “satisfy her sexual needs through employees of her office.”
‘Judge’ and ‘musician’ aren’t words normally associated with each other, but Melvin McFatter’s story will change your mind. Better known as Lonesome Mel, he began practicing law in Mississippi.
A record 26 boats are expected to compete in the 11th Annual Thunder on the Gulf Powerboat Races on Friday, August 22 in Orange Beach and the Inaugural Thunder Run Super Boat Grand Prix on Sunday, August 24 in downtown Pensacola. “We 26 confirmations, but talk is cheap,’’ said Thunder volunteer coordinator Kim Agney. “We talked to all race teams, but we won’t know just how many we’ll have until the rubber hits the road.’’
The Orange Beach Sportfishing Club will host the 4th Annual Kenny Vines (pictured) Memorial Billfishing Tournament at Sportsman’s Marina in Orange Beach September 26-27. For more information, call 251-979-0115 or visit orangebeachsportfishing.com.
FOLEY, Ala. — Don’t count the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival out just yet. That’s because the city of Foley has committed to taking over the reigns of the annual event.
Heiko Einfeld was recently announced the executive director for the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. He began as interim executive director April 21, and took to the job as if it was a permanent placement.
FOLEY, Ala. — If you went to see a doctor in a clinic employed by Foley Clinic Corp. in the last five years, some of your personal information may have been compromised. South Baldwin Regional Medical Center officials have announced that their parent company of Community Health Systems had a data breach by a foreign-based intruder.
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The Baldwin County school board held a public budget hearing Tuesday at Robertsdale High School to discuss a proposed $313 million budget for fiscal year 2015. The school system’s interim superintendent, Robbie Owen, who was selected on Aug. 11, presented the budget to the board.
It seems baby sea turtles are turning into the best Pensacola Beach ambassadors. On Monday, a nest of loggerheads began hatching at 4 p.m., allowing about 60 visitors and residents to witness them erupting from the sugar white sand and scurrying into the Gulf.
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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.