Swimmer missing from Gulf Shores beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 21, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — A male juvenile swimmer went missing on Sunday afternoon in Gulf Shores and darkness suspended an aerial and water surface search. According to Gulf Shores Police officials received a call for swimmer in distress at about 4:08 p.m. and a search began. The search was suspended due to light and surf conditions around 7 p.m.

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Gulf Shores Art Market returns on Aug. 2

July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The public is invited to come out to Meyer Park, 400 E. 22nd Ave. in Gulf Shores on Aug. 2, for the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, presented in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores. The Art Market is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and will feature the original works of local and regional artists. Visitors can also enjoy musical entertainment and delicious concessions. The shady oak trees of Meyer Park provide the perfect cool setting for this popular event.

via Gulf Shores Art Market returns on Aug. 2.

Blue Angels Fat Albert temporarily replaced

July 21, 2014

The Blue Angels, have temporarily replaced their C-130, affectionately known as “Fat Albert” with another of the huge transport planes. The substitute aircraft, nicknamed “Ernie,” is on loan from another Navy unit. It will be a replacement transport aircraft for the team, but will not be performing any flight demonstrations while on loan to the Blue Angels.

via Blue Angels Fat Albert temporarily replaced.

Must Have Tech Devices for Vacation – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

July 21, 2014

If you’re like the majority of travelers this summer, you’re packing more than just your swim suit when you go on vacation. A survey by Consumer Reports found that 94 percent of Americans are bringing electronic devices along, and not just their smart phones. Headphones and tablets are a given, but if you’re going to a scenic area most people want to take photos.

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Loxley Council approves financing for new police department facility – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 19, 2014

LOXLEY, Ala. — The town of Loxley moved one step closer to moving its Police Department, voting to approve financing for the new facility at the Loxley Town Council meeting Monday night. The council voted Monday to approve up to $250,000 in financing from Regions Bank for the facility, located on Relham Drive, across the street from the current police department.

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Burglar leads police on high speed pursuit | FOX10 News – Mobile

July 19, 2014

A burglar led Loxley Police on a high speed chase overnight with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. It all happened after a local caterer got fed up with ongoing thefts and installed a baby monitor that transmitted a signal to his house a few hundred feet away. When the burglar returned this morning, the business owner heard him and called police.

via Burglar leads police on high speed pursuit | FOX10 News – Mobile.

Orange Beach Councilman Al Bradley passes away – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 18, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Al Bradley, a longtime volunteer for various city committees and panels and recently elected councilman, passed away July 17 after become ill on July 3. Bradley served on the planning commission and the finance committee prior to being elected as a council member in the 2012 OrangeBeach city election.

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Rookie team claims Blue Marlin Grand Championship

July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — New boat owner Cramer Pierce made the most of his opportunity. Pierce saw his first blue marlin ever come up on a pink Marlin Magic lure Friday, hooked the fish and finally landed it after a three-hour battle. Weighing in at 595 pounds, that fish turned out to be the largest recorded in the 2014 Blue Marlin Grand Championship and earned Pierce and the Dirt Pit team Grand Champion honors and $175,875 in prize money

via Rookie team claims Blue Marlin Grand Championship.

Group forms to oppose Orange Beach School split – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 18, 2014

One of the many concerns raised by the group calling itself “Protecting Our Orange Beach Lifestyle” is what members cite as vagueness in the plan. They are concerned the money is not enough, they question numbers in a city-funded feasibility plan and the assertion that a new school will attract wealthy families with school-aged children.

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Fort Morgan Pier to shut down soon | FOX10 News – Mobile

July 18, 2014

FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WALA) – At Thursday morning’s Baldwin County Commission meeting, State Historic Sites Director Dr. Stephen McNair presented the plan to use about $1.7 million in county money and about $200,000 in BP money to restore and refurbish Fort Morgan ahead of the 150th anniversary celebration. But about $1,300 of that will be put toward barricading the Fort Morgan Pier and shutting it down.


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Dangerous Intersection in Baldwin County

July 18, 2014

Rumble strips, signs and a flashing signal. Still not enough to prevent something like this from happening. Three vehicles mangled in the intersection after Summerdale police chief Jimmy Davis says the driver of a pick-up pulled out in front of a north bound car and into oncoming traffic. The latest in almost half a dozen wrecks that have led to a call for a traffic signal instead of a flashing light.


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