Assistance on the way for spring flood survivors | AL.com

July 29, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama — Assistance is still forthcoming for survivors of the spring’s floods, according to Bill Stephens, vice president and treasurer of the local office of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. The Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters is a national forum where agencies share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle — preparation, response and recovery — to help disaster survivors and their communities.

via Assistance on the way for spring flood survivors | AL.com.

Daphne Beautification team updates Top 10 projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 29, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. — The Daphne Beautification Committee and Public Works Department’s July meeting was very exciting as they worked down, and added to, their “Top 10” project list. Daphne’s Community Development Director, Adrienne Jones, discussed an excerpt from the city’s “A Comprehensive Plan 2000-2020” report.

via Daphne Beautification team updates Top 10 projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

1 dead, 12 injured in causeway traffic accident | FOX10 News – Mobile

July 29, 2014

One person was killed and 12 others were hurt when a Chevy S10 Blazer collided with a Baldwin County Rural Area Transportation System BRATS passenger van on the causeway in the eastbound lane. Officials said the person driving the SUV was killed in the accident. Eleven on the bus and the driver were injured.“They vary. I saw one who had a leg injury and one who had difficulty breathing. None that I saw to be life threatening,” the Spanish Fort Police Chief said.


via 1 dead, 12 injured in causeway traffic accident | FOX10 News – Mobile.

Graham Creek Preserve Future Discussed – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

July 29, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) As the City of Foley continues to push into the profitable world of sports tourism, some residents are pushing back. Especially when it comes to hosting events at the Graham Creek Natural Preserve. On Monday, July 28th, city leaders hosted a public meeting regarding the park and the residents’ concerns about using it for sporting events.

via Graham Creek Preserve Future Discussed – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Drowning Victim to be Laid to Rest Monday

July 28, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. - The teenage swimmer who drowned at a Gulf Shores beach last week will be laid to rest Monday morning. Chaston Brown’s funeral is set for 11:00 Monday morning at Still Water Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The family has done some fundraising to help pay for his funeral, but they are still in need of funding.

via Drowning Victim to be Laid to Rest Monday.

Orange Beach Buzzz – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business

July 28, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The buzzz is quieter this week as the City of Orange Beach remembers the contributions of Councilman Al Bradley.  This man gave of his service and talents unselfishly for you, me others and future generations of Orange Beach. His leadership was from a position of knowledge and understanding, and only emotional when trying to explain the magnitude of a complex situation in simple sound bites. He gave freely to all with no strings attached. He took nothing.

via Orange Beach Buzzz – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business.

National Seashore to launch teen sea turtle program

July 28, 2014

Area students and their teachers will be given the unique opportunity this year to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring at the Gulf Islands National Seashore, thanks to new in-service program called Turtle T.H.I.S. The acronym stands for “Teens Helping the Seashore” and is being made possible through an $18,000 Park Stewards grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

via National Seashore to launch teen sea turtle program.

Gator Hunters Go Back to School Before Hunt

July 27, 2014

Spanish Fort, Alabama - Those lucky enough to nab a tag to go alligator hunting in the Mobile Delta attended a mandatory training class Saturday. It took place at the 5 Rivers Delta Center.Everything from the biology of alligators, to hunting techniques, to safety was taught in the two hour long class. Because many hunters are not from the Mobile/Baldwin County area, game wardens stressed the important of safety at the training classes.


via Gator Hunters Go Back to School Before Hunt.

Funeral Set for Monday for Plane Crash Victim – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

July 27, 2014

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) The funeral for 15-year-old Marli McManus, who died in a plane crash Wednesday, will be held Monday at 8 a.m. at Pensacola’s Naval Air Station’s All Faiths Chapel. McManus and her uncle, 67-year-old Dean Legidakes, were killed when the plane Legidakes was piloting went down in a swampy area in Lillian. Officials say Legidakes had flown with a nephew and successfully landed earlier in the day.

via Funeral Set for Monday for Plane Crash Victim – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Al Bradley remembered for his ‘servant’s heart’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 26, 2014

ORANGE BEACH — A sometimes sad, a sometimes funny, but always reverent and appreciative memorial service allowed family and fellow Orange Beach residents to say goodbye to Councilman Al Bradley. On Friday, July 25, the group began gathering at noon to greet family members and the memorial service started at 1 p.m. at Orange Beach United Methodist Church on Canal Road in east Orange Beach.

via Al Bradley remembered for his ‘servant’s heart’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Boating course in Orange Beach set for Aug. 9 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 26, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — The About Boating Safely classroom course will be provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10 at the Orange Beach Community Center on Aug. 9. Upon completion of this eight-hour boat safety course you will receive a boating safety education certificate that satisfies the Alabama requirements for a boating license.

via Boating course in Orange Beach set for Aug. 9 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Two Baldwin Co. Cases of Flesh Eating Bacteria – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

July 26, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) The Baldwin County Health Department is reporting two confirmed cases of patients being treated for the Vibrio vulnificus illness also known as the “flesh eating bacteria.” One of those cases is being treated at the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley. The victim’s wife, JoAnn Buck, say it all started with a serving of a dozen raw oysters. It’s a well-known fact that the Vibrio bacteria thrives in warmer waters.

via Two Baldwin Co. Cases of Flesh Eating Bacteria – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

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