Katherine Webb to be judge at Gulf Shores Christmas parade

November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – More than 50 festive floats will do their best to light up Gulf Shores on Friday, Dec. 5 as the City hosts its Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration, but there’s little doubt the brightest star power will be beaming from the celebrity judges grandstand. The City has announced American model, beauty pageant queen, and television personality Katherine Webb-McCarron, reigning Miss Alabama 2014, Caitlin Brunell, and South Alabama Head Football Coach Joey Jones will reign over this year’s parade as celebrity judges.

via Katherine Webb to be judge at Gulf Shores Christmas parade.

Audit: Vast majority of BP oil spill claims payments are correct | NOLA.com

November 26, 2014

Results of a third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program released Tuesday (Nov. 25) by claims administrator Patrick Juneau show the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit concluded the program is “well-designed and appropriate” and made no major recommendations for improvement.

via Audit: Vast majority of BP oil spill claims payments are correct | NOLA.com.

Lillian Pharmacy robbery suspect arrested after high-speed chase, armed robbery in Mississippi | AL.com

November 26, 2014

A Bay Minette man linked to an armed robbery at Lillian Pharmacy and a theft at Tanger Outlets in Foley last week was arrested in Montgomery County, Mississippi, after a high-speed chase on Monday afternoon. According to U.S. Marshals Service inspector Hugh McClendon with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, William “Jake” McMillan, 27, committed an armed robbery in Choctaw County and a high-speed chase ensued.

via Lillian Pharmacy robbery suspect arrested after high-speed chase, armed robbery in Mississippi | AL.com.

Silverhill man jailed on rape, child porn charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 26, 2014

SUMMERDALE, Ala. — A 19-year-old Silverhill man is in Baldwin County Jail on charges of felony rape and possession of child porn. Devin Dante Doyle was booked into the county detention center Tuesday morning, according to jail records. He is charged with single counts of felony rape (2nd Degree), Possession of Child Pornography and Transmission of Obscene Material to a Child.

via Silverhill man jailed on rape, child porn charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

On a ‘Day of Thanks,’ Dr. Barry Booth recognizes support from Baldwin County during the Honor Flight missions | AL.com

November 26, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama – For Dr. Barry Booth, Tuesday’s breakfast celebration at John F. Rhodes Civic Center was an opportunity to give thanks for those who supported a mission he led in offering World War II veterans opportunities to visit Washington, D.C. Booth, an Eastern Shore dentist, helped organize and lead the Honor Flight South Alabama mission, which provided from 2008-2013, a day-long tour for the veterans to military sites including the World War II memorial, dedicated in 2004.

via On a ‘Day of Thanks,’ Dr. Barry Booth recognizes support from Baldwin County during the Honor Flight missions | AL.com.

Pay raises for Baldwin County’s directors moving forward (Updated) | AL.com

November 26, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama – Christmas could be coming early for nine of Baldwin County’s top directors, after the County Commission Tuesday agreed to across-the-board salary increases. The recommendation, which equates to about an 8 percent boost over their December 2013 salaries, will be voted on by the commission during its Dec. 2 meeting.

via Pay raises for Baldwin County’s directors moving forward (Updated) | AL.com.

Exploring the Mobile River Delta: Part 1

November 26, 2014

It’s as big as Great Smoky Mountains national park, it’s one of the wildest places in America, and it’s right at our doorstep.  The Mobile River Delta is a fascinating place that few of us have explored.  I recently went into the Delta, and would like to take you along.  Here’s the first of a three-part series, Exploring the Delta.


via Exploring the Mobile River Delta: Part 1.

Ransom Cafe’s 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day Meal | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 26, 2014

People who don’t have a home or those who are far away from home will have a place to eat a Thanksgiving meal in Mobile for the fifth year in a row. Ransom Café, a donation-only restaurant serving Mobile and Baldwin counties, will serve a traditional Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all six of its locations on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.


via Ransom Cafe’s 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day Meal | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Orange Beach art center sets sign up for spring afterschool program

November 25, 2014

Novmember 25, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Coastal Arts Center’s After School Arts Program consists of 12-week class sessions for both fall and spring semesters of the 2014-15 school year. Spring classes are Jan. 6 – April 15, but there will be no class on Mardi Gras, the week of Festival of Art, March 8-14 and week of Spring Break, April 5-11.

via Orange Beach art center sets sign up for spring afterschool program.

Gulf Shores culinary students work with Hangout on Thanksgiving buffet

November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Gulf Shore sHigh School students got a hands-on, real-life food prep opportunity from the Hangout chef, Ira Gallon, this Thanksgiving. Students interested in the culinary/hospitality profession learned to prepare the dressing that was served at the Hangout’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Chef Gallon visited with the students on Friday, Nov. 21 to explain the recipe and the students prepared the dish on Monday.

via Gulf Shores culinary students work with Hangout on Thanksgiving buffet.

Foley PD preps for waves of holiday shoppers

November 25, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – With the holiday weekend rapidly approaching, that also means the malls and shopping centers will soon be packed with people looking for hot deals. And in South Baldwin County, many people will be flocking to the Tanger Outlets. With throngs of people coming to catch a good deal, that means safety is going to have to be amped up.


via Foley PD preps for waves of holiday shoppers.

Elberta PD receives ‘Drug Take Back’ program box – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 25, 2014

ELBERTA, Ala. — Elberta residents now have a regularly accessible place to dispose of their outdated medications. That’s because during last week’s Elberta Town Council Meeting, Elberta Post Master Kenneth Laurendine and Elberta Town Councilman John Conti presented a “Drug Take Back Box” to Elberta Police Chief Stan DeVane.

via Elberta PD receives ‘Drug Take Back’ program box – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Police: Fairhope man linked to arson, burglary concealed cocaine, pot during booking and tried to use drugs in jail | AL.com

November 25, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – A 30-year-old Fairhope man already facing three charges related to a downtown arson, burglary investigation added to his problems last week by concealing cocaine and marijuana and attempting to use the drugs in city jail, according to police.

via Police: Fairhope man linked to arson, burglary concealed cocaine, pot during booking and tried to use drugs in jail | AL.com.

Saraland teenager in cancer remission gets holiday shopping spree | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 25, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – A 17-year-old cancer patient from Saraland received the shopping trip of his dreams from a nonprofit called Magic Moments at the Spanish Fort Bass Pro Shop today.  With proud parents by his side, Michael Ables picked out a brand new crossbow, hats, gloves, boots and other hunting gear. Magic Moments is an organization that provides non-medical wishes to critically ill children and teens in Alabama. The Bass Pro Shop also kicked in a 10% discount so Michael could have everything on his wishlist.


via Saraland teenager in cancer remission gets holiday shopping spree | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Perdido Beach Resort collecting Toys for Tots

November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – It’s that time of the season and the Perdido Beach Resort is sponsoring a popular holiday program that gives brand new toys to children in need. From now until Dec. 13 Perdido Beach Resort will be accepting donations of toys and cash for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

via Perdido Beach Resort collecting Toys for Tots.

Business chamber plans monthlong ‘Shop Small’ campaign – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 24, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — As Thanksgiving approaches, shopaholics everywhere grow anxious for the infamous Black Friday deals. Many stores open Thanksgiving afternoon, and in the wee hours of Friday morning to offer dedicated shoppers discounts on popular Christmas gift items. From electronics to must-have toys, retailers and buyers, alike, are amping up for this event.

via Business chamber plans monthlong ‘Shop Small’ campaign – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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