ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – With an aim of defusing rumors, defending itself and updating the public on the latest information regarding the push for an independent school system, the city hosted a community meeting Tuesday that attracted a mix of residents for and against the proposed split. About 350 people turned out for the meeting at Orange Beach Event Center. Despite a few brief but heated moments between Mayor Tony Kennon and some opposition group members, the tone of the meeting was calm.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (AMRD) today announced preliminary results of the Alabama Red Snapper Reporting Program. The program was implemented in May 2014 to better ascertain the number of recreationally caught red snapper landed in Alabama. Findings were presented to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council earlier today during its meeting in Biloxi, Miss.
For the last five years, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach has offered the After School Arts Program (ASAP) to area students for a chance to learn an art skill in a fun way after the school day. With new classes, new age groups, fewer days and a chance to be in a play in the spring, the program has a lot to offer to those interested in a variety of art types this year.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The bulls are coming back for a second go-round at the legendary Flora-Bama as Bulls on the Beach returns Sept. 11-13. “We are very blessed to be returning to this great venue,” said Robertsdale native Cody Harris, event creator and one its organizers. “Not everybody can host and event like this and I think it’s a big deal that during their 50th anniversary celebration, the Flora-Bama will be part of giving away a gold buckle to the winner.”
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — More than 400 cyclists are expected to ride Sept. 20-21 in the 29th Annual Tour de Beach, a cycling event benefiting the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This two-day, fully supported ride takes cyclists along scenic beach roads and through communities that dot Mobile Bay with 25, 45, or 75-mile route options each day.
Sunday: Depart Pascagoula and motor to Orange Beach, AL arriving at the Wharf Marina in the afternoon.
August 28, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – Beach-goers and locals alike are invited to spend the last unofficial weekend of summer at The Hangout to participate in fun activities, win great prizes and listen to music. Activities and games to take place all weekend long include, whiffle ball tournament, watermelon eating contest, hula hoop contest, frozen t-shirt contest, water balloon toss, whipped cream pie contest, limbo and more!
GULF SHORES, AL – Trident Aircraft located at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores has donated a “flightseeing” tour to the silent auction at the Gulf Shores Woman’s Club Charity Style Show and Luncheon.
In preparation for the 2014 Veterans Day Parade and Luncheon, the Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission is seeking nominations for the “Veteran Of The Year.”
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The Fairhope Police Department is participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) program entitled “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Using grant money made available through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), the Fairhope Police Department will use additional police patrols until the end of the Labor Day weekend.
ELBERTA, Ala. — When it’s time to deck the halls for Christmas, the town of Elberta will have some new decorations. That’s because during its regular August meeting, the Elberta Town Council agreed to allot $3,000 for the purchase of new holiday decorations.
PERDIDO KEY, Florida – “It could just be a stick,” I tell myself while floating on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico about 100 feet out from the shoreline of Perdido Key. After all, I can only see a few inches of what appeared to be a black reed, no thicker than a coffee stirrer, protruding out from the sand in about four feet of water. I stay as motionless as possible in the gentle surf, trying to make heads or tails of the situation before I decide that I’m almost certainly looking at a tail.
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A restaurant ministry which operates strictly on donations is missing approximately $1,400. Matt Armbruster, co-owner of Ransom Café, believes someone he was helping stole the money. On Monday, August 25, Armbruster said he was providing laundry services and showers along with food for people who needed it. That day, Armbruster said he was back and forth from his truck which was hooked to a 22-foot trailer and he didn’t think to lock it when he threw his backpack full of cash and checks inside.
via Victim says man stole hundreds then called to apologize | FOX10 News – Mobile.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WPMI) Baldwin County Judge Joseph Norton said he does not have the authority to disqualify District Attorney Hallie Dixon and her office from prosecuting a case. In a hearing Wednesday, Norton said even if allegations against Dixon for misusing her office were true he does not have the authority to bar her from prosecuting any case.
8/27/14 Wednesday Live Music Line-up
ORANGE BEACH — If a school system is voted in with a yes vote on a tax referendum on Sept. 23, the new system would not “opt out” of the state’s Education Foundation Program funding, a lawyer retained by the city said Tuesday. Jeremiah Mosley of Riley and Associates, a lobbying firm retained by Orange Beach, said that was never the case
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — The Baldwin County school system is conducting a random phone survey of parents to gather their ideas on how the district should cope with increasing enrollment. The survey will involve 500-600 calls to parents in the 30,000-student system, said Terry Wilhite, the school system’s spokesman.
August 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Mary Lou Nicolai will begin a six-week course in watercolor at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery beginning Sept. 25 and ending Oct. 30. Her classes will be on Thursday nights from 5:30 until 8:30. Nicolai began taking art lessons at age 11 at the Adelee Wendel School of Art in Indianapolis. She later attended the John Herron Art Institute.
ALABAMA-FLORIDA GULF COAST — The mighty power boats of Thunder on the Gulf rolled into the Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday afternoon, and began rumbling across the Gulf of Mexico on Friday afternoon off of Cotton Bayou as hundreds of people looked from the beach and the water.
Orange Beach, AL, August 27, 2014 –(PR.com)– Caribe Resort is proud to announce their sponsorship with Crimson Tide Sports Network for the 2014 football season.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The Baldwin County Drug Task Force has concluded a three-year investigation involving methamphetamine manufacturing, trafficking and distribution. Twenty-four people were indicted and pled guilty to various federal drug crimes. According to a press release issued Tuesday by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office investigations command, all of the defendants were prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Alabama
CODEN, Ala. — It’s more about looking forward than looking back for Kenny and Brenda Heaton as the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. But what happened then has shaped their today.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – It’s been 14 months since the city of Spanish Fort received a grant for emergency sirens throughout the city. The sirens were supposed to be in place in the spring of 2014, but city officials say they won’t come until fall now.
via Another delay in Spanish Fort emergency sirens | FOX10 News – Mobile.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) – Business owners at the TKR Center across the street from the Eastern Shore Center received a certified letter Tuesday from Whitney Bank telling them the foreclosed building has been sold and they have 10 days to vacate the property. ”I can’t talk too much I’ll cry,” said Baby Talk Eastern Shore Owner Jerri Carlisle. Carlisle says it’s a devastating blow to her business, which she’s worked over the past year to build.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Less than a week after a pedestrian was hit near the Tidewater Condos, Orange Beach Police said Kathy Jones was hit and killed just west of Live Bait. “Ms. Jones had recently been in the hospital for a blood clot in her leg. It’s possible that she was not moving as quickly across the road as one might that had not encountered that situation. That’s information that we’d gotten from the family,” Lt. Steve Brown said.
via Orange Beach Police name victim in pedestrian death | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores Police need help identifying this burglary suspect from a burglary at a business during the weekend. If you have any information please call 251-968-1195.
The burglarized business was the Dippin Dots ice cream shop.
The calendar may not say it but the beaches are already starting show it. The summer season is coming to a close. A hand full of beach goers claim their spot on the sand for one of the last days of the summer season. ”We would rather be here than anywhere,” says Randy Carmichael from Birmingham. “This is my favorite place.”
via Summer Season Coming to a Close.
TENSAW, Alabama — The 2014 Living History and Reenactment weekend will be held at Fort Mims. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30-31. The Saturday opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. with the raising of the 15-star ‘period correct’ flag.
Kristie Wheeles was hanging out with some friends on Orange Beach, one night, when she found something. “I just kind of felt down in the sand and found it,” Wheeles said. That was back in 2003; 10 years ago! But somehow, the ring managed to stay put despite several major storms along the gulf coast. It’s not been easy finding the owner either…even though Wheels knew his name.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The buzz around Orange Beach is a nice hum as Labor Day approaches. Congratulations to Annette Mitchell, Orange Beach’s newest council person. Don’t forget that Flipper’s at Bear Point Marina has snow cones that have Eddie Boy’s homemade ice cream in the bottom, just like on the North Shore of Oahu.